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Have you checked out the library lately? Branches open doors to display host of programs, services

LOCAL LIBRARY BRANCHES Blue Ash 4911 Cooper Road, 45242 513-369-6051 Deer Park 3970 E. Galbraith Road, 45236 513-369-4450 Greenhills 7 Endicott St., 45218 513-369-4441 Loveland 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, 45140 513-369-4476 Madeira 7200 Miami Ave., 45243 513-369-6028 Mariemont 3810 Pocahontas Ave., 45227 513-369-4467 Symmes Township 11850 E. Enyart Road, Loveland, 45140 513-369-6001

By Jennie Key, Marika Lee & Sheila Vilvens

Even temperatures in the teens can’t deter local library patrons. A few minutes before the doors fly open, patrons begin lining up outside the Deer Park branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Arms loaded with books, they are eager to return what they borrowed and pick up a few new reads. Across town in Anderson Township the scene is the same. An empty parking lot quickly swells to 20 parked cars as the doors are unlocked in the morning and patrons welcomed inside. The public library continues to be an integral part of communities in Greater Cincinnati. The word library immediately brings to mind a building full of shelves of books and smart, bookish people to help you find the one you want. Even the name contains the Latin work for book. But the library has expanded like a Narnian wardrobe in recent years. While there is still a building filled with books, the universe of services and information for which it serves as a gateway is expanding exponentially and at a dizzying speed. Greg Edwards, deputy director of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County says that’s not likely to change. His library system, the fifth busiest in the country, according to the 2015 Public Library Data Service statistical report, handed out its


Children listen to a story during a Healthy Roots Foundation event at the Madeira Public Library.

600,000th library card in August and circulated more than 18 million items through its 41 branches. Lots of those items were books, and he says books will always be at the heart of library services, but his libraries are offering a lot more these days to meet the needs of those 600,000-plus card holders. Libraries can help patrons learn to download e-books and other electronic items and use e-readers. In addition to books, magazines and newspapers can be checked out in electronic form. Looking for a job? Your local library can help. Research for a school paper? Your local library can help. Need a computer to use for a couple hours? Try your local library. Homework too tough? Many branches have homework help. Delight your inner

crafter? Entertain your toddler? Feed hungry kids over the summer? Check out your local library. Want to learn how to sew? Make a button? Print and bind a book? Main Library’s MakerSpace. A makerspace is a place where creative people can gather, create, invent and learn. Customers of the Library have access to 3D printers, audio and visual equipment, laser cutters and engravers, sewing machines, cameras and other hardware and software tools that they can use for free to create pretty much anything they can imagine. Some machines require additional materials which may be bought for a fee. Upcoming programs are listed on the library’s website and patrons can reserve stations for up to an hour at a time to work on projects. Available equipment at the

MakerSpace at the Main Library includes: 3Doodler, Crayola Melt ‘N Mold Factory, button makers, Ellison die cutting machine, MaKey MaKey, Silhouette Cameo electronic cutting tool, 3-D printers, an audio recording booth, Canon DSLR cameras, a laser cutter/engraver, a large format vinyl printer/cutter, sewing stations, VHS to digital conversion, VHS to DVD conversion, cassette tape to digital conversion, slide and image scanner, high performance computers, and software packages to complete projects. Patrons may come to libraries for WIFI, to use printers or to escape the cold, or charge their phone. If near a school, children may spend time in the library because it’s close and it’s safe. They know the library workers at their branch. They can

get help with homework. There are three main themes to keep in mind when considering how local library branches are being used by their communities, according to Deer Park Branch Manager Natalie Fields. Libraries are used as a community space for learning, as a gathering space for common interests, and a place to borrow a book, movie, magazine music and so forth. The community learning space theme is both old and new, she said. “Libraries have always been a space people can go for information. Now we have homework centers in a number of our branches,” Fields said. Homework help is available Monday through Friday in Deer Park with peak hours being after school. There are students who drop by daily. Some even come on days off from school. See LIBRARY, Page 2A

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Madeira Schools Superintendent Steve Kramer approves of the district’s next leadership team. Beginning with the 20162017 school year, current assistant Superintendent Kenji Matsudo assumes Kramer’s role as superintendent. Current Madeira Elementary School Principal Tim Weber will be the new assistant superintendent. The domino effect in the leadership changes started shortly after Kramer’s December announcement that he is retiring effective at the end

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of this school year. “I couldn’t be more delighted with the team the board has chosen to lead the district going forward,” Kramer said. “Kenji’s been a critical part of our success for the last nine years...Tim Weber has been a tremendous principal for the past four years with us at Madeira Elementary School. They are both very strong academic leaders. They have great rapport with the staff, parents, community as well as students.” The Madeira Board of Education appointed Matsudo as the next superintendent in December. Weber’s appointment came during the board’s Janu-

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ary meeting. Weber brings with him 15 years of experience as an administrator at Forest Hills and Lakota. He has been principal at Madeira Elementary School since 2012. “Madeira is truly a great place for kids and I can’t wait to find new ways to support students, staff, and families through my role as assistant superintendent,” Weber said.

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Matsudo has worked sideby-side with Kramer for the past nine years. Prior to coming to Madeira, he worked as a special education teacher at schools in Talawanda and Mason, then as an administrator for the Deer Park and Sycamore School districts. “Tim and I are humbled and excited to continue leading the district in our new roles,” Matsudo said. “Madeira is a special community and we’re looking forward to leading in a manner that honors the traditions of excellence as we pursue new opportunities to prepare our students for their future.” When hiring administrators, Kramer said he thinks

about succession kind of plans. “Obviously having the right people in your organization who can keep you moving forward is a great benefit,” he said. “I talked with the board early on during this process and told them my belief is in an organization. If your organization is going in a direction you want it to go in and it’s getting better and better and providing the services it’s intended to provide; if you have candidates inside that are qualified, you should stay internal.” The Madeira Board of Education recognized that it had the best candidates internally, Kramer said.

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Technology instruction is available at the public library for people of all ages, Fields said. There are many people in the workforce who previously held jobs where technology was not required. It’s now a requirement for most jobs, she said. The library provides one-onone appointments for computer training. Job search and resume support can also be found. The gathering space theme is an integral part of the Deer Park library branch. People gathering for meetings, one-on-one help with tutors, book discussion groups and more, she said. The last theme is a

more traditional one for public libraries - a repository of books, music, research materials and more. “We have physical collections. They are not going away,� Fields said. “But there’s also an opportunity to use the ebranch.� Madeira branch manager Kathy KennnedyBrunner said Madeira is still a library in the traditional sense. “Mostly we are more of a traditional suburban library. We are serving a lot of families with children and also doing a lot of services for the local schools, who are really strong with our partners branch,� she said. The Madeira branch offers multiple traditional classes, such as baby story time, but also start-


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years ago. “That is a music and movement program. We do that twice a week here because of the popularity. It is parents and children together and we can easily have 70 to 80 people in the room. So, we have split that into two days a week,� Kennedy-Brunner said. Programs and services at the libraries grow from needs in the community. Edwards said the staff at the branches get a lot of feedback, and library systems share ideas with their colleagues. “We do card holder surveys, track trends among our users and demand drives some of the services we offer,� he said. Next on the horizon, the library will offer hotspots, portable WIFI that can be checked out from branch libraries by patrons. “They can be checked out and used at home or when people are on vaca-

WHAT YOU PAY The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is partially supported by tax dollars. In November 2013, the voters of Hamilton County approved a 10-year renewal tax levy which will provide funding through 2024. The 1-mill property tax costs the owner of a $100,000 home $30 annually. In 2014, the levy generated about $18 million , which is about third of the library’s $56 million annual revenue. According to the 2014 annual report, the Hamilton County library received about $36 million or 63 percent of its funding from the state’s public library fund. Taxes represent 32 percent of the funding. Patron fines and fees account for just under $1.4 million or 2.4 percent and other revenue 2.1 percent.

tion,� he said. As the library acquires users, its directors and administrators are constantly checking to see what services they want and need. While Edwards said people think of books initially, libraries are places for community members to gather, to meet, to learn and do. “Outside our buildings look the same,� he said. “Inside, we still have books, but we have a lot

more going on.� Fields said that people often ask if the library is going away. She assures them they are here to stay. “Libraries are more prized for physical space than ever,� Fields said. “And with the virtual world becoming more and more a part of our lives, we crave those spaces to get together in the physical world. The library is one of those last places left.�


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Little doubt - people love their libraries We asked readers: How often do you use your local library - and which branch(es) do you use? How do you use it online, in person - and what are your favorite and most-used library services? How has your local library changed in the last 5-10-15 years? What changes do you see for libraries in the future? Here are some responses: “My family, which consists of two adults and two young children, visits the library several times a month. “We live in between the Blue Ash and Madeira branches and routinely visit both branches. It’s become a special treat for the kids to bring their empty bags and fill them with books. Reading to our kids is an essential and highly enjoyable part of our bonding time with them, as well as their personal development. We also take advantage of a number of the children’s problems at each library. “In terms of how our local library has changed over the past decade, I’ve been impressed with their ability to continually adapt to meet evolving needs of both adults and children alike. For example, making downloadable e-books available and hosting Lego building nights. On the flip side, likely due to budget constraints, the library physical spaces haven’t appeared to change all that much in 10-plus years. “One exception to this being the ‘maker space’ that has been created at the main branch of the public library, which our family still has yet to visit. “In terms of future changes, we have had the fortune of visiting both the Westlake and Avon Lake libraries on the west side of Cleveland. Those libraries, to me, represent the standards of excellence of what a library could be as they consist of open, naturally well lit spaces that include a cafe and, in the case of Avon Lake, a kids discovery science center. I also expect more libraries beyond the Cincinnati main branch to include maker spaces.”

read on devices. “As an educator , the staff at Loveland library is the best, especially Sharon Setney, who is constantly getting collections together for me. All I have to do it email her titles and she lets me know when they are ready via email. “I like to go to the library to browse. Every time I go in, the staff says hello and always checks to see if there is anything in the back for me. I can’t the Loveland thank branch enough for all that they do.

library has “The changed over the years in the check-out process. In the ‘old’ days the staff checked out all books. Now they have computers stationed in front of the service desk. The staff will help and check out if needed. About two years ago, to check out a book, you would scan the barcode. Now they have computer chips in the books, and all you have to do is lay the book on the checkout area and the sensors pick up chip and scan the book. It is really cool. You

can actually have multiple books in a pile and they will all automatically check out. “Lastly, the Loveland Branch has allowed me to bring my class in, give them a tour, and sign up all my students with library cards. This has helped to jump start their summer reading program.” Stephanie Quehl, Loveland

“I have a Clermont County card and a Hamilton County card. We moved from the Eastgate area a few years ago, and I

still teach there, so having two cards is essential. I use the library at least six times during the school year for Teacher Collections, which I love. Imagine getting a whole bag of books, compiled how I request, on topics that I want, with specific titles if I know them…a teacher’s dream, especially since we do not have a librarian at the elementary school where I work due to budget cuts. This literally saves me hours and hours of work, and it is all free!

“We started off attending baby and toddler story times at the old Union Township branch, when my girls were young and I was a stay-at-home mom. We went every week and met friends that we are still close to today. Now, we attend the Loveland branch about every three to four weeks or so, to browse and get new books. Going to the library is an essential part of how we spend our free time as we all read a great deal.” Jill Jones, Loveland

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“I use the library every week for personal use and as an educator. I live in Loveland and use the Loveland Branch. I use the library online, in person, and through personal contact with the staff. “One of the best kept secrets is that you can go online and create an account and submit your favorite authors. When the author comes out with a new book,the library will automatically place you on the ‘hold’ list and when the book is available they will email you. I love it – don’t have worry about placing a hold every time a new book comes out. You can also search for books, for example my second-grader is addicted to an Ellen Miles series. We went online and ordered a bunch of ‘Puppy Place’ books and the library emailed me when they came in. “I just recently learned how to download books to my devices. This is another new feature that is great for people who only

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The University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College will take part in College Goal Sunday, a statewide event designed to help prospective college students and their parents complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. College Goal Sunday will be 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, in the One Stop Service Center in Muntz Hall on the UC Blue Ash campus, 9555 Plainfield Road. It is a

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‘Peter Pan’ on stage in Madeira Gertrude Players presents the story of the boy who wouldn’t grow up and the girl who has to. After finding his shadow in the Darling family nursery, Peter teaches Wendy, Michael and John how to fly and sweeps them off to Never Land, where they meet Lost Boys, mermaids, indians and of course, pirates. If the children are ever to return home, Peter must defeat

Captain Hook with the help of Tinker Bell and her fairy friends. “Peter Pan” opens Friday, Feb. 26, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 27, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., at Madert Auditorium at Madeira High School. The audience will be able to attend a “meet and great” with Peter Pan, Wendy, and other beloved characters after the Saturday matinee. The cast will be available for photos and autographs. student Advanced tickets can be bought for $8 at St. Gertrude School Office. All tickets are $10 at the door. The auditorium is on the high school campus located at 7465 Loannes Drive, Madeira. For more information, call St. Gertrude School at 513-561-8020.

St. Vincent Ferrer spaghetti dinner The St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic School PTO annual spaghetti dinner will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at the school, 7540 Montgomery Road in Kenwood. The dinner features homemade sauce, pasta, bread and salad from Ferrari’s Little Italy, and desserts. Italian wine and beer will be available. Back will be the stuffed meatball raffle, a basket raffle and a Palermo pasta palooza raffle featuring the sauce of Beth Palermo. Face painting, Sandy Candy, and a balloon artist will entertain children; while adults enjoy guitarist Kevin Fox.


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MND juniors participate in the Women in Leadership Workshop hosted by MND Jan. 14.

Mount Notre Dame High School » Mount Notre Dame had the privilege of hosting a unique and elite workshop designed to provide students with an opportunity to explore career options through discussions with local female leaders. The Women in Leadership Workshop, in partnership with General Electric, was at MND Jan. 14, and featured a variety of speakers with backgrounds in communications, engineering, information technology, management, marketing, medical, military and sales. In the spirit of MND’s mission to empower young women to learn, live, lead and serve, the workshop provided a platform for women in leadership positions to share their professional experiences and inspire students to achieve success. The event’s key note speaker was Melanie Healey, retired group president for Procter & Gamble North America, who has been ranked one of Forbes’ most powerful women in busi-

ness five times. Healey shared her seven secrets of success and emphasized that “success is a matter of choice, not chance.” In addition to P&G, female leaders from GE, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, UC Health and SmartCrowdz participated in round table discussions where students had the opportunity to ask questions and grow in knowledge. Junior Kelly Harper (Golf Manor) reflected, “I realized how lucky we are to live in a world where there are so many opportunities for women in all fields and career pathways, and that there are so many examples of successful women in leadership right here in our community.” The Women in Leadership Workshop was an event in conjunction with MND’s My Action Plan. As part of the MAP Program, students are engaged in experiences throughout their four-year journey that will foster leadership skills and empower them in all areas of their lives.


St. Vincent Ferrer kindergarten students participate in the artist-in-residency program.


St. Vincent Ferrer teachers Lucy Frey (Anderson Township), Mary Kate Frazier and Amy Luebbering (Bridgetown) work with visitiing artist Deb Brod.


St. Vincent Ferrer faculty members Beth Weir (Milford), Sara Tepe and Felicia Kehoe (Sharonville) work on a project as part of the artist-in-residence program.

St. Vincent Ferrer School » One of the things that makes St. Vincent Ferrer great is the artist-in residence program that is sponsored by the PTO and the Ohio Arts Council each year. For 14 years, St. Vincent Ferrer has hosted artists from different artistic disciplines. This year, the school welcomes back Deb Brod, a local visual

artist with us for two weeks. She is working with the students to create an installation work for Hamilton Hall. The theme is “We Are All Connected,” which ties into the school’s religious theme for this year. Students are using reclaimed items, plaster and paint to create a work of art that shows how beautifully God has connected us all to each other and to the earth. Teachers participated in a workshop, and some parents attended a parent workshop.

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Samantha Sanders with her father, Nick, who dressed the part at an Indian Hill High School Odd Couples Dance.

Grant Gottdiner with his mother, Paula, at a movie-themed Indian Hill High School Odd Couples dance.

Indian Hill ‘Odd Couples Dance’ March 5 Indian Hill parents of high school juniors or seniors will want to mark their calendars for a “road trip” with their teen Saturday, March 5. That evening is Indian Hill High School’s annual Odd Couples Dance. In a twist on the traditional high school dance, the Odd Couples Dance is for mothers to attend with their sons, and fathers with daughters. The dance will be held at Indian Hill High School from 8:30 p.m. to 11p.m. and is a very important fundraising event for After Prom. After Prom is an event supported by educators, parents, students and community citizens who are concerned for students’ safety and well being

on Prom Night. After Prom 2016 has been designated “Road Trip” and is a fun filled evening of events and games held immediately following Junior/Senior Prom. The Odd Couples Dance raises funds for After Prom through ticket sales as well as raffle ticket sales. All proceeds go directly to After Prom. The Odd Couples Dance is a special event for upperclassmen and their parents. Students and adults will have a chance to dance to DJ Jim LeBarbara, mingle, and perhaps win exciting raffle prizes. For information, contact dance chairs Robin Schwanekamp 272-8931 or Kathy Saba 271-3230.

Sophie Calvin and her father, Don, at an Indian Hill High School Odd Couples dance.

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, FEB. 4 Art & Craft Classes Creativities Open Studio, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Creativities, 7010 Miami Ave., Check website calendar for details. $10 per creator. Add $5 for drop off of ages 7-11. 272-1500; Madeira.

Business Seminars Google+: One Google Account For Everything Google, 10 a.m., Dimalanta Design Group, 4555 Lake Forest Drive, Suite 650, Class on Google+. $20. Reservations required. Presented by Ernie Dimalanta. 5882802; Blue Ash.

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Exercise Classes Yoga Teacher Training and Wellness School, RYT 200, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Yoga Fit Boutique, $2300. Registration required. 237-5330; Sycamore Township.

A French Provencal Dinner Party with Marilyn Harris, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, $72. Reservations required. 489-6400; Symmes Township.

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Alex Stone, 8 p.m., Go Bananas Comedy Club, 8410 Market Place Lane, $8-$14. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Basic Truth, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Traci’s Sports Lounge and Grill, 784 Loveland-Miamiville Road, Free. 697-8111; Loveland.


Maasai African Drummers, 2 p.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, African storytelling by Maasai African Drummers. Free. 3694476; Loveland.

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Creativities Open Studio, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Creativities, $10 per creator. Add $5 for drop off of ages 7-11. 272-1500; Madeira.

Dining Events St. Vincent Ferrer PTO Spaghetti Dinner, 5-8 p.m., St. Vincent Ferrer School, 7754 Montgomery Road, Homemade sauce contest with Jim LaBarbara, emcee, judged by 700 WLW’s Bill Cunningham and Bob Crable. Music by Kevin Fox. Silent auction, door prizes, basket raffles and meatball raffle. Beer and wine available for purchase. $8, $5 kids. Presented by St. Vincent Ferrer PTO. 791-6320. Sycamore Township.

Exercise Classes Yoga Teacher Training and Wellness School, RYT 200, 5:30-8 p.m., Yoga Fit Boutique, 10776 Montgomery Road, Well-rounded Yoga Alliance Approved course will teach you history and philosophy, anatomy, Thai Yoga, Ashtanga, Hatha, Rocket, Jaba, and Restorative yoga so you are prepared to teach whichever style resonates. Ages 13-99. $2300. Registration required. 237-5330; Sycamore Township.

Nature Nature Stroll, 9-10:30 a.m., Children’s Meeting House Montessori School, 927 O’Bannonville Road, Guided tour of 7 acre, wooded campus. Free. 683-4757; Loveland.

On Stage - Comedy Alex Stone, 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas Comedy Club, $8-$14. 984-9288; Montgomery.

SATURDAY, FEB. 6 Art & Craft Classes Creativities Open Studio, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Creativities, $10 per creator. Add $5 for drop off of ages 7-11. 272-1500; Madeira.

Clubs & Organizations Quiltathon, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Paul Community United Methodist Church, 8221 Miami Road, Quilt Outreach Inc. donates over 400 quilts a year to shelters. Spend day making quilt top to be donated. Sewing not required. Ironing and pinning also needed. Pot luck lunch at noon. Ages 18 and up. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Quilt Outreach Inc.. 607-6569; Madeira.

Drink Tastings Cincy Wine Wagon Winery Tour, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Maggiano’s Little Italy, 7875 Montgomery Road, Meet at restaurant bar, then head to Valley Vineyards, Vinoklet and Henke Wineries. Approximately 5 hour tour. Wine and snacks at each location. Ages 21 and up. $75. Reservations required. Presented by Cincy Wine Wagon. 258-7909. Sycamore Township.

Alex Stone, 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas Comedy Club, $8-$14. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater Antigone: Off the Hill, 7 p.m., Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road, Price varies by location. Presented by Playhouse in the Park. 745-6251; Blue Ash.

Recreation Greater Cincinnati Fly Fishing Show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oasis Golf Club and Conference Center, 902 Loveland-Miamiville Road, Kelly Galloup is featured headliner. Over 60 exhibitors. outfitters, canoes and kayaks, guides, lodges, fly fishing and tying supplies, rods and more. Educational presentations, fly casting and tying demos. Casting pond and kids activities. $10. Presented by Buckeye United Fly Fishers Inc.. 683-0286; Loveland.

SUNDAY, FEB. 7 Exercise Classes Yoga Teacher Training and Wellness School, RYT 200, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Yoga Fit Boutique, $2300. Registration required. 237-5330; Sycamore Township.

and up. Free. 369-4476; Loveland.

TUESDAY, FEB. 9 Art & Craft Classes Creativities Open Studio, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Creativities, $10 per creator. Add $5 for drop off of ages 7-11. 272-1500; Madeira.

Cooking Classes Cake Decorating: Custom Molds and Sugar Flowers with Ileana Saldiva from Sugar Realm, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Learn and create molds of favorite objects to replicate in sugar, make basic and intermediate sugar flowers and advanced real-looking flowers. $75. Reservations required. 489-6400; Symmes Township.

Literary - Libraries Teen Club, 3:30-5 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Teens have fun with simple science experiments, play board games, participate in “make & take” activities, crafts and other engaging activities. Ages 10-18. Free. 369-4450; branches/deerpark. Deer Park. Family Storytime, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, Families with young children enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and craft. Free. 369-4476. Loveland.

Support Groups Overeaters Anonymous, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Montgomery Assembly of God, 7950 Pfeiffer Road, Welcome to anyone wanting to stop eating compulsively. No dues or fees. Not affiliated with any public or private organization, political movement, ideology or religious doctrine. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Intergroup Overeaters Anonymous. 528-2275; Montgomery.

Spring at the Rookwood with Jackson Rouse, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, $52. Reservations required. 489-6400; Symmes Township.

Literary - Libraries Preschool Storytime, 10-11 a.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, Enjoy books, songs, activities, crafts and more, while building early literacy skills. For preschoolers and their caregivers. Ages 3-6. Free. 369-4476; Loveland. Toddler Storytime, 11 a.m. to noon, Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, Encourage emerging language skills with books, rhymes, crafts, music and fun. For ages 18-36 months. Free. 369-4476; Loveland.

Literary - Signings Jeff Howe: “Into The Roaring Fork”, 6-7 p.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 LovelandMadeira Road, Join local author discusses new thriller. Ages 18

A Tribute to Frank Foster, 7-9 p.m., Deer Park High School, 8351 Plainfield Road, Donations. Reservations recommended. Presented by Big Joe Duskin Music Education Foundation. 891-0010; Deer Park.

Schools Coffee Social with Casey, 9-10:30 a.m., Children’s Meeting House Montessori School, 927 O’Bannonville Road, Parents of preschoolers learn about Montessori philosophy, tour 7-acre campus and visit classrooms. Free. 683-4757; Loveland.

THURSDAY, FEB. 11 Creativities Open Studio, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Creativities, $10 per creator. Add $5 for drop off of ages 7-11. 272-1500; Madeira. Daubigny, Monet, Van Gogh: Taft Preview Presentation, 7-9 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn. Sue Monteith previews new Taft exhibit. Reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by talk. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration recommended. 272-3700; Mariemont.

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Toddler Playdate, 11 a.m. to noon, Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, Meet new friends and socialize through unstructured play. Toys provided. For ages 18 months-4 years. Free. 369-4476; Loveland. Homework Help, 3-6 p.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, Free homework help for students in grades K- 8. Ages 0-8. Free. 369-4476; Loveland.

Art & Craft Classes

Creativities Open Studio, noon to 3 p.m., Creativities, $10 per creator. Add $5 for drop off of ages 7-11. 272-1500; Madeira.

Alex Stone, 8 p.m., Go Bananas Comedy Club, $8-$14. 984-9288; Montgomery.

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10 Creativities Open Studio, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Creativities, $10 per creator. Add $5 for drop off of ages 7-11. 272-1500; Madeira. Jan Boone Oil Painting Class, 1:15-4:15 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn, Lindner Classroom. Oil painting class for beginning and intermediate painters. Ages 18 and up. $80 per month. Contact the instructor Jan Boone. Presented by Woman’s Art Club Foundation. 791-7044; Mariemont.

On Stage - Comedy

St. Vincent Ferrer PTO Spaghetti Dinner is 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at St. Vincent Ferrer School, 7754 Montgomery Road, Sycamore Township. The dinner will include a homemade sauce contest with Jim LaBarbara, emcee, judged by 700 WLW’s Bill Cunningham and Bob Crable. Music will be performed by Kevin Fox. The dinner also includes a silent auction, door prizes, basket raffles and meatball raffle. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Cost is $8, $5 for kids. Presented by St. Vincent Ferrer PTO. Call 791-6320.

Jewish and Israeli Film Festival: In Search of Israeli Cuisine, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Kenwood Theatre, 7815 Kenwood Road, Captures stories of Israeli chefs, home cooks, and farmers from more than 100 cultures found in Israel today. $12, $10 members. Reservations recommended. Presented by Mayerson JCC. 722-7220; Kenwood.

Health / Wellness Heart Health Talk, 6 p.m., Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, Grandin Room. Cardiologist Joel Forman with Ohio Heart and Vascular Center answers questions and discusses leading topics about heart health. Complimentary hearthealthy appetizers served. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Christ Hospital. 527-4000. Fairfax.

Home & Garden Raised Garden Bed, 6:30-8 p.m., Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road, Learn to construct wood frame raised garden bed. $15. Reservations required. 561-7400; Indian Hill.

Business Seminars Social Report: Tying It All Together, 10 a.m., Dimalanta Design Group, 4555 Lake Forest Drive, Suite 650, Learn about online social media management software. $20. Reservations required. Presented by Ernie Dimalanta. 588-2802; Blue Ash.

Cooking Classes Breakfast for Dinner with Ilene Ross, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, $42. Reservations required. 489-6400; Symmes Township.

Films Jewish and Israeli Film Festival: Serial (Bad) Weddings, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Kenwood Theatre, 7815 Kenwood Road, French comedy about close-minded couple whose daughters, one by one, choose spouses across ethnic and religious boundaries. Short film screening of “The Seder.”. $12, $10 members. Reservations recommended. Presented by Mayerson JCC. 722-7220; Kenwood.

Holiday - Valentine’s Day Romancing With Dancing, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Arthur Murray

Dance Studio - Sycamore Twp., 10792 Montgomery Road, Learn variety of styles for use in clubs or ballroom, starting with basics. Stay for beer, wine, appetizers and open dancing for any level. Beginners encouraged. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Arthur Murray Dance Studio. 791-9100; Sycamore Township.

Literary - Libraries Teen Writing Club, 6 p.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, For teen writers interested in meeting other teen writers or looking for feedback from others. Ages 12-17. Free. 369-4476; Loveland. Loveland.

Music - Student Performances Ursuline Academy Tag Show, 7 p.m., Ursuline Academy, 5535 Pfeiffer Road, Ursuline students perform annual Tag Show. Free. 791-5791. Blue Ash.

SATURDAY, FEB. 13 Art & Craft Classes Creativities Open Studio, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Creativities, $10 per creator. Add $5 for drop off of ages 7-11. 272-1500; Madeira.

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Cincy Wine Wagon Winery Tour, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Maggiano’s Little Italy, $75. Reservations required. 258-7909. Sycamore Township.

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Creativities Open Studio, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Creativities, $10 per creator. Add $5 for drop off of ages 7-11. 272-1500; Madeira.

26th Anniversary Open House, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, Enjoy chef samplings, games and prizes while discovering activities to keep kids busy during summer. Free. 527-4000; Fairfax.

Dining Events St. Columban Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., St. Columban Church, 894 Oakland Road, Grilled salmon, shrimp and fish dinners, fish sandwich, pizza, sides and beverages. Drive-through available. Price varies. 683-0105; Loveland. St. Gertrude Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., St. Gertrude Parish, 6543 Miami Ave., School Cafeteria. Choice of fish, fish sandwich, shrimp, cheese pizza and 2 sides, plus dessert and drink. Dine in or carry out. Benefits Cub and Boy Scout Troops 555. $8, $6 children. Presented by Boy Scout Troop 555. 561-5954; Madeira.

Health / Wellness Homegrown Medicinal Herbal Teas: It’s A Tea Party, 6-8 p.m., Cocoa Bites, 305 W. Loveland Ave., Learn about herbal preps (spice, tea, extract, supplement, essential oil). Learn how to make fresh herbal tea and enjoy food bites and teas prepared by Cocoa Bites. Book signing: “Don’t Sweep It Under The Drug!”. Ages 18 and up. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Dr. Cathy Rosenbaum. 677-2525; www.rxintegrativeso-

Literary - Libraries Block Party, 11 a.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 LovelandMadeira Road, Construct and create with library’s LEGOs. Free. 369-4476; Loveland.

Music - Student Performances Ursuline Academy Tag Show, 7 p.m., Ursuline Academy, Free. 791-5791. Blue Ash.

SUNDAY, FEB. 14 Films Jewish and Israeli Film Festival: Les Heritiers (Once In a Lifetime), 3-5 p.m., Kenwood Theatre, 7815 Kenwood Road, Seeking to reach her diverse classroom of inner-city high school students, French history teacher confronts their indifference with eye-opening assignment about Holocaust. $12, $10 members. Reservations recommended. Presented by Mayerson JCC. 722-7220; Kenwood.























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‘I love you’ oven Swiss steak 1-1/2 pounds round steak, 3/4” thick 1/4 cup flour 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons ea. salt and pepper 1 can stewed tomatoes 1/2 cup ea. chopped celery and carrot 1/4 cup chopped onion 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce or bit more to taste 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


Preheat oven to 325. Cut meat into 4 portions. Mix flour, salt and pepper and pound into meat. Set aside flour that is left. Brown meat in oil or shortening on all sides. Don’t cook it, just brown it. Place meat in shallow baking dish. Blend remaining flour with drippings in skillet and add rest of ingredients, except for cheese. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture boils. Pour over meat. Cover tightly and bake for 2 hours or until tender. Top with cheese and return to oven for a few minutes to melt cheese.

It’s that time of year - chocolate and Oreo truffles.

Elegant chocolate truffles 3 tablespoons light corn syrup 3/4 cup whipping cream, unwhipped 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped into very small pieces 1 teaspoon vanilla

In a small saucepan combine the corn syrup and heavy cream. Bring to a simmer and add the 12 ounces of chocolate. Stir until smooth. Remove from the heat and add vanilla. Pour the mixture into a container and place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour until firm. Scoop chocolate using small ice cream scoop onto pan lined with parchment paper or sprayed foil. Return to frig until very firm.

Oreo truffles 1 pound package of Oreo sandwich cookies, divided (not double stuffed) 8 oz. cream cheese, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla

Coating: 8 oz. or so high quality melted chocolate, cooled a bit but still liquid enough to dip

Tiny sprinkles/nuts, etc. (opt) Remove the truffles from the refrigerator and shape into balls by rolling between the palms of your hands. Work quickly since the heat of your hands makes the chocolate soft. Dip each truffle into the chocolate to coat and place on wire rack for excess to drip off. Tip: for a quicker and easier truffle omit the chocolate coating and drop the shaped truffles directly into cocoa powder, nuts or coconut.

Coating: 12 oz. bag semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips, melted and cooled a bit but still liquid enough to dip

Crush 9 of the cookies to fine crumbs in food processor. Set aside. Cookies also can be finely crushed in a plastic bag using a rolling pin. Crush rest of cookies. Place in bowl and add cream cheese and vanilla. Mix until well blended. Roll into 1” balls. Dip in melted chocolate and set on wire rack. Immediately sprinkle with leftover crumbs so that crumbs adhere before chocolate coating sets up. Refrigerate until firm. Store in refrigerator up to a couple of weeks.



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Equal opportunity for women? Why must we continually reinvent the wheel? This is a strong argument for having a president whose mind actually remembers at least six decades. This period would include several business cycles, periods of war and many political changes. A young millennial, a respected relative, recently wrote “…one thing that I remember internalizing at a very early age was that for whatever reason, this loving God still expected me to be subservient to men. I don’t think that this was a message Jesus supported, per se, but it’s clearly laid out in the Bible, and sermons are still given on the topic, and I’ll tell you what, it does very, very

little to boost the self-esteem of young women who are privy to these messages. Just super harmJames Baker ful.” Her plea COMMUNITY PRESS GUEST COLUMNIST was written in response to Jimmy Carter’s article “Losing my religion for equality.” Jimmy Carter stated, “So my decision to sever my ties with the Southern Baptist Convention, after six decades, was painful and difficult. It was, however, an unavoidable decision when the convention’s leaders, quoting a few carefully selected Bible

verses and claiming that Eve was created second to Adam and was responsible for original sin, ordained that women must be “subservient” to their husbands and prohibited from serving as deacons, pastors or chaplains in the military service.” I have zero respect for people who believe and preach such pure trash. This is on the same level as those Republican candidates, who believe that it is proper for a 10-year-old rape victim to be forced to carry the baby to term and give birth. Such beliefs, such people, I believe to be insane. Who are women? They are those we call on in times of great stress to comfort, calm

CH@TROOM Jan. 28 question Who will be President of the United States one year from today? Why will he or she have won?

“One year from today we will be hailing the almighty and magnificent President Trump. I am not saying I agree with this choice, but yet again it will be a matter of the majority of the population voting against the greater evil rather than for the best choice. I truly long for an election where we can in good conscience vote for the right candidate with passion and belief that he or she is the best and correct choice for the highest office in our society. Trump simply has too much momentum, media presence and too many faithful followers to be stopped. He is saying the things that too many of us feel need to be said, and which the other hopefuls are too PC to state. On the campaign side he doesn't require huge donations and is therefore beholden to none of the special interests. If nothing else, this election cycle so far has been good entertainment.” M.J.F.

“I think it will be Ted Cruz. Most of America will finally wake up and realize that health care isn't a right it is a privilege, that Christianity is the national religion, diplomacy is weak and bombing is strong and good, woman should cede decisions about their bodies and reproductive health to wealthy, white evangelical males, and every citizens duty is to be armed with an open carry weapon of his or her choice. “I can relate very well to his populist story of attending common Ivy League schools, marrying a common Goldman Sach's executive and taking a job where you grind your place of employment to a standstill. “For all these democratic and patriotic reasons I see him coming out on top next year.” C.S.

“One year from today, you arrive home excited because you met with your boss today and he said due to increase in business, he was promoting you to manage the new employees. A nice raise comes with the job. The HR manager

THIS WEEK’S QUESTION There are proposals in the Ohio legislature to eliminate “pay to play” fees for school extracurricular activities (athletic and non-athletic). Is this a good idea? Why or why not? Every week we ask readers a question they can reply to via email. Send your answers to with Ch@troom in the subject line.

informs you your health insurance is going down in price because of increased competition. “Then you think back , a year earlier the country felt like it was rapidly suffocating, No good jobs, increased health insurance premiums and a navy suffering through a Third World country holding guns to their heads on their own ship. “Your choice, America.” J.H.D.

Jan. 7 question What is the best way to handle the Syrian refugee situation?

“I read the readers replies about the potential arrival of Syrian refugees into the U.S. I have a Koran and have read it twice. Americans do not have a clue about what an influx of Muslims into this country will cause in the short as well as the long run! “The book depicts the hatred for all those who have not accepted Islam. Those who are not Muslims deserve death. Any Muslim that believes what the Koran preaches is a potential threat! The following is a reply to a young man who had an article in the Cincinnati Enquirer He never received it because what I perceived as being an email address was a Facebook address. I am not on Facebook. “’I read your article in this morning’s Enquirer and the first thing that entered my mind was: Have you taken the time to read the Koran? Ask yourself why isn’t the country bringing in Christian refugees? Is it because Obama favors Muslims because he was raised as one. Multiculturalism does not work! Angela


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Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, stated as much because of the influx of Muslim refugees into her country. The masses have caused assimilation problems.’ “England and France have the same problems with Muslim refugees. Many Muslims like Christians don’t read their Korans or Bibles and don’t go to a Mosque or church. Muslims that do go to a particular Mosque could be radicalized to commit jihad. Jim Hanson who is a part of counter terrorism (Center for Security Policy executive vice president) stated on O’Reilly’s hour that out of 100 mosques in the U.S. that were monitored 80 were preaching jihad. “The more Muslims that take shelter here and become citizens will add to the caliphate that is the head of the snake! There will be more mosques and minarets and the calls to prayers five times a day. Schools will be affected big time! And with a liberal supreme court Sharia law could be passed and men would be able to beat their wives and all that the book allows Muslim men to do. Women would be wearing burqas in public. Is this what you want to see in this country? “If you read the Koran you will see that it is based on the Biblical old testament. The narrative is twisted to bring about a faith that depicts Jesus as a prophet and not the son of God. Christians and Jews deserve death because they have not accepted Islam as the one true religion. No one knows who created the words of the Koran. Muhammad was illiterate and lived in and out of a cave because he probably had some mental issues. Would God send down Gabriel to give this man the words that depict death to all that don’t believe in Islam? I don’t think so! “SURA 47 - Muhammad: When ye encounter the infidels, strike off their heads till ye have made a great slaughter among them and of the rest make fast the fetters. Infidels deserve death! That includes you and me. The word infidel is mentioned 203 times in my Koran. American’s are illiterate relative to Islam and many like yourself are jumping on the bandwagon to bring them here!” RAB

and literally defend the fort! Google “What role did women play during WWII.” If you read any of this material, you will discover that women assumed every single job that a man had held previously. They excelled in their work; but they were forced to relinquish their war jobs, when the men returned from battle. My favorite woman’s occupation during WWII was that of The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP). They freed the Army Air Force pilots (men) by ferrying any type of aircraft, anywhere in the world, at a moment’s notice. This required great skill, and the ability to instantly adjust to the flight systems of the plane they were flying,

whether it was a B-17 bomber or a P-51 fighter. This flying required masterful piloting skills. There was no GPS. Navigation and Weather were 100 times more difficult back then. My favorite WWII photograph, published in Look, Life or Saturday Evening Post, was of a tiny blonde woman walking, back to camera, to ferry a P-51 fighter. I have always wanted to fly one. Women have earned the respect they deserve. Pay them accordingly. Hire them for the tough jobs. Child birth, forget it…men are wimps! James Baker is a 38-year resident of Indian Hill.

Careers, happiness and furry friends “What breaks your heart?” I was at a conference and the speaker asked this question of the audience. In my work, I am accustomed to asking people what they are interested in, excited, even passionate about. But this question stopped me cold. Let me back up. I believe that when we limit our definition of our careers to just what we are paid to do, we miss the biggest picJulie Bauke ture; the COMMUNITY PRESS opportunity GUEST COLUMNIST to engage in the world with our full skill set and with our complete hearts and souls. If you enjoy coaching girls basketball, that is part of who you are and even it if it is purely a volunteer endeavor, it is a part of your unique career set, or your “big picture.” Take a minute and ask yourself what your total career is. What does it include, and what would you like it to have more of? If you are an animal lover, and spend any time or resources on animalrelated causes, that is part of your career – part of who you are. I knew I wanted to do something to help dogs, but I also knew that was too broad of a desire. When a goal is too big or too vague, your chances of reaching it diminish, versus developing concrete, actionable goals. What breaks my heart? When I really thought about that question, I had an “aha” moment. Senior dogs dumped at shelters because they are senior dogs. That breaks my heart to pieces. Now what? I know I can’t volunteer in a shelter. My emotions would not survive and I would live as a blubbering mess. I have tremendous respect for those who do. I give money, I get the word out, I work to connect people and resources. I have

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as many dogs as I can in my home. But still, I knew there was more I could do. When facing the empty nest, we decided that we wanted more dogs. I knew the number was not 50, but it also wasn’t three. We built a home on 15 acres and attached a senior doggie recreation room, dogs runs and a fencedin yard. It is a place for eight senior dogs who were given up just for being old, to live out their days in comfort and love. I knew we had done the right thing when we got our first resident: Mitzi. It’s no secret that the gray muzzle does not increase your prospects for being selected by shelter visitors. Maybe it was my imagination, but when I whispered in her ear that she was now safe, those tired bones took a deep breath and her whole body relaxed. Our world is not lacking in things to be heartbroken over. It can paralyze us into inaction or just the feeling that we can’t do anything that matters. There is no right or wrong answer to this question. I am constantly amazed by our community’s love for animals. Animal lovers are givers – and so are animals. My Furry Valentine, a nonprofit organization that hosts an annual event to bring people and adoptable pets together, is a way that you can get involved. To date My Furry Valentine has found homes for nearly 2,000 shelter pets in the last five years. My Furry Valentine, the region’s largest annual animal adoption event, will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 13 and 14, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, Cincinnati, OH 45246. For more information, visit Julie Bauke is the chief career happiness officer of The Bauke Group and a volunteer member of My Furry Valentine team. She can be reached at julie.bauke@thebaukegroup. com

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Madeira High water dwellers shatter records Adam Baum


Moeller’s Brett Bryant has a hammer lock on Mason’s Andrew Hauer in route to a 16-0 decision for the Crusaders in the 170-pound weight class.

Moeller wrestling marches to big-match mats Scott Springer

KENWOOD - From the Ironman at Walsh Jesuit to the Powerade Invitational in Pennsylvania to the Catholic Invitational Tournament, Moeller High School’s wrestling program has seen the best on the best mats within a large radius of Cincinnati. The plan for coach James Yonushonis is for the experience to pay dividends at the Greater Catholic League meet, the State Dual tournament and on the road back to the Schottenstein Center in Columbus in early March. Entering the Regional Dual competition, the Crusaders were relatively healthy. “It’s that point where the season begins to wear on people, but that’s everybody,” Yonushonis said. “At most of the weights, we at least have a back-up for guys that are banged up.” In duals, their only losses were close contests with Father Ryan (Tennessee) in early December, then a tough loss on Senior Night to Mason in midJanuary. The Crusaders rebounded by winning the CIT a few days later at Elder over 28 other teams. Five Crusaders with state experience are back for another March run. Not surprisingly, the qualifying quintet has been reliable again in the trenches. “Jack Meyer, Jacoby Ward, Joe Hensley, Brett Bryant and Jake Thompson have been pretty consistent,” Yonushonis said. “Guys like Sam Wyche are coming on and Jordan Ward, the younger brother of Jacoby.” Jordan Ward benefits from having an older brother that’s been to the state meet and another, Joey, who is a two-time state champion now wrestling at North Carolina. Yonushonis likes his skill-set and preparation as a freshman competing in the GCL. Senior Jacoby Ward is having a successful season at 152 after wrestling as a junior at 138. He is a three-time state placer. Wyche was a district qualifier as a freshman and has caught the eye of his coach with his diligence at 182 pounds. For those that haven’t followed the DNA trail, his grandfather has the same name and used to coach the Bengals and Buccaneers. “When you see him in his singlet, you can see every muscle in his body,” Yonushonis said of young Sam Wyche. “He’s a pretty ripped 182. He can just focus

MADEIRA - Chip Dobson knew the caliber of his water weapons at Madeira High School, so he was only slightly surprised by how well his boys and girls did at the biggest swim meet in the country, the Southwest Ohio High School Swimming & Diving Classic Jan. 1617. “I felt like we had a lot of good swims,” said Dobson. “I was really encouraged by the way some of our relays are coming together. If you would have told me (at this point in the season) we’d be close to last year’s times with some of the guys we lost, I wouldn’t have believed you.” The way the guys and gals competed at the Southwest Classic gives Dobson a lot of confidence that they can make a charge at Canton in late February. Particularly, freshman Emma Fortman, the younger sister of senior Alex Fortman, a standout on the boys team. Emma Fortman won the 50-yard butterfly and set a new meet record with a time of 26.37 seconds. “I was thrilled with Emma,” Dobson said. “I was surprised, thought that was really encouraging. I think she’s super talented. “I haven’t quite convinced her of that yet but I’m trying.” The younger Fortman’s 100 individual medley time (1:01.60) took second place and was also a meet record, but it was eclipse by another record from one of her club teammates, Emma Shuppert (Seven Hills), at Blue Ash YMCA. Her big brother’s having quite the senior season as well.

“(Alex) is swimming at a really high level right now,” said Dobson. “Two of his swims made the top-10 fastest all-time (in each respective event). That meet (Classic) has been going on 40 years and has seen tens of thousands of swimmers.” Alex placed third in the 50 freestyle at the Southwest Classic and ninth in the 100 butterfly. Dobson said he believes the “training is definitely better than it was,” years ago, and it’s become more specific, which is why records are being increasingly challenged and even broken. Junior Jake Waters saw all the record-breaking and he threw his hat in the ring, breaking Madeira’s 200 freestyle record in a time of 1:42.85 for ninth place. “And he missed two other school records by a 10th of a second and 100th of a second,” said Dobson of the fittingly-named Waters. The way the season’s going, Madeira has reason to believe it can make a real run at Canton. For the boys, the Mustangs are also equipped with speed and experience in the form of Chet Dobson and Braden Kane. There’s no shortage on the girls side either with senior Marissa Moore and freshman Izzy Evans. “We talk about those little things that can make the slightest difference,” Dobson said. “Their diet, their sleep, what they’re putting their energy into … the most minor things can make a difference.” Madeira’s back in the water Feb. 6 at the Cincinnati Hills League meet at Powel Crosley Jr. YMCA.


Moeller’s Sam Wyche (left) pulls down Mason’s Seph Wiegard en route to a 5-2 Crusader decision in the 195-pound class.


Madeira’s Alex Fortman swims the butterfly at an event last season.

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Moeller’s Jack Meyer (top) turns Mason’s Zaid Hamdan over to score a pinfall at the 220-lbs. class during the Crusaders/Comets Dual Jan. 14.

on his wrestling skill and not worry about a whole lot of weight loss.” At 126 and 132, Yonushonis would like to see seniors Cooper Graves and Jaelen Summerours make competitive jumps. At 138, sophomore Jake Thompson increased his height over a year’s time, but has kept his weight. “He’s working so hard and doing everything right,” Yonushonis said. The upper weights are Moeller’s strong suit. Junior Brett Bryant was sixth at the state meet as a sophomore. From there the scoring has been reliable going from Wyche to seniors Jack Meyer and Joe Hensley in the “Bash Brother” category of 220 and

285. Meyer has accumulated a handful of football offers and has made a name for himself in wrestling circles around the country with his performances in the Ironman and Powerade events. “He has the same kind of offers for wrestling,” Yonushonis said. “I know he wants to play football, but it’s pretty special for him to have a lot of opportunities.” Meyer is known for enjoying the center stage. The rest of the Crusaders are plenty familiar with packed houses. The mantra from here is attitude plus effort equals results. “We have some work to do,” Yonushonis said. “We’ll have some tough matches ahead.”

Boys basketball » Moeller beat Wilmington Jan. 23, 40-31. Senior Trey McBride and junior Keegan McDowell had 10 points each. The Crusaders beat St. Xavier 49-32 on Jan. 29. Senior Nate Georgeton had 20 points. » Madeira bested Finneytown 52-46 Jan. 25 to take a step up in the Cincinnati Hills League standings. Sophomore forward Jack Cravaack had 24 points and 11 rebounds. On Jan. 26, the Mustangs fell 48-45 to Reading. Cravaack posted another double-double with 17 points and 10 boards. Senior Cameron McCullough had 11 points. » Indian Hill beat Mount Healthy 59-48 on Jan. 23. Indian Hill defeated Mariemont 64-40 on Jan. 26. Senior Nick Heidel led the Braves with 17 points. On Jan. 29, Indian Hill beat

Taylor 69-34.

Girls basketball » Indian Hill defeated Mount Healthy 56-31 on Jan. 25. Junior Ellie Schaub led the Lady Braves with 17 points. » Mount Notre Dame beat St. Ursula 53-37 on Jan. 26. Abby Weeks led the Cougars with 18 points. Weeks had 17 on Jan. 28 as MND beat McAuley 53-44. » The Amazons orchestrated an outstanding comeback Jan. 27, beating Wyoming 43-38. Madeira trailed 18-7 at halftime and sprinted to a 36-20 second half. Sophomore Mary Englert had 17 points and sophomore Marin Kline added 11.

Wrestling » At the Wyoming Duals, Deer Park beat Withrow in round four and Madeira in round five.

Boys bowling » Deer Park defeated Taylor on Jan. 27.



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SPRINGFIELD TWP. - Cam Newton calls him “Captain America.” But, before the nation knew Luke Kuechly, he was Cincinnati’s captain. And in many ways, the 2009 St. Xavier High School graduate remains one of this city’s proud captains with or without football pads on. When Kuechly’s feet hit the field, under the lights of Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., in Super Bowl 50, he’ll not only be representing his team and a fan base – booming thanks to a pair of postseason pick-sixes – but also his family, friends and hometown. Luke knew it as a little kid. “When they’re little this is what they dream about doing,” said Luke’s mom, Eileen Kuechly. As Carolina mangled Arizona, 49-15, in the NFC Championship game Sunday night, Eileen heard a story from one of Luke’s childhood friends, Matthew Reilly, who lives and teaches in Charlotte. “(Matthew) said, ‘When Luke and I were 10 years old we were sitting in my basement … talking about, one day we’re going to be playing in the Super Bowl,’ and that’s what he’s doing for cryin’ out loud,” said Eileen. Luke’s living his dream. St. Xavier’s dream was slightly different, and not realized until much later. The Bomber blue community, their dream was to have a representative like Luke. His uniform’s fashioned with


Carolina Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly (59) celebrates after beating the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Championship game at Bank of America Stadium Jan. 24.

No. 59 and a very telling “C” – which might as well mean Cincinnati, or character, or any other number of words capable of describing Kuechly. “It’s pretty simple, Luke is a better human being than he is a football player,” said St. Xavier coach Steve Specht. “I think if you really looked at all the players in the NFL you are going to find that the majority are tremendous people who happen to be gifted football

players. “Unfortunately we don’t get to read about all of those people.” Specht said we often hear more about the negative issues than the positive. “I guess that’s what I love about Luke; it doesn’t matter if he wins a Super Bowl or is voted the defensive MVP, he will still be the same guy that wants to give his best and leave the world a better place than he

found it. That’s the way he is and always will be,” Specht said. “Winning a Super Bowl ring would be great for Luke and the community, but how he carries himself is what continues to make us proud.” Kuechly is the fourth St. X grad to make a Super Bowl roster. Greg Scruggs (class of ’08) was inactive, but on the roster for the Seahawks’ last two Super Bowl trips. Pat Ross (class of ’01) played for the Seahawks

when they fell to Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XLI. Currently, Rocky Boiman (class of ’98) is the only Bomber to play in and win a Super Bowl as a member of the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XL. “Anybody who’s worn a football helmet for 22 years or 22 minutes, every kid has dreamed of playing in the Super Bowl and winning … it’s the ultimate reward,” said Boiman, who added it’s easy to see why Luke’s left such an impression on this community. “He’s the perfect embodiment of what St. Xavier’s all about,” said Boiman. “To who much is given, much is expected. For him to have that drive and to be as humble as he is and a man of the community. That’s what it’s all about.” Eileen also understands why Luke is so revered. “I do get it,” she said. “But then, we laugh too cause we know Luke. We see him at home and he’s still like a kid, too. He’s a thoughtful person and it comes from the people he’s been in contact with.” On Feb. 7, Luke’s parents and his brothers, John and Henry, who Eileen described as ecstatic, will watch Luke play linebacker in the Super Bowl. They love watching Luke play linebacker, but they love the man he’s become even more. “It has to be the man, because at the end this football will be done. What is he gonna be after that?” said Eileen. “If he is a good man, a man for others then I think we did a good job.”

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INDIAN HILL - Known for her ability to carry a tune in addition to guiding young athletes through chlorinated water, Indian Hill High School swim coach Emily Hardy hopes to sing the praises of the Aqua Braves soon. The Indian Hill girls recently finished 12th in the Southwest Ohio Swimming and Diving Classic. They were behind Cincinnati Hills League rival Mariemont, who finished sixth, but not far behind a number of bigger schools noted for swimming, like Sycamore and Turpin. “Usually it’s kind of a good indication of how the season’s going to end up,” Hardy said. “Our girls usually don’t rest or fastsuit up for this meet. Some do, ours don’t. It kind of gives us a good representation of how training is going.” All of the Indian Hill relays made it to the finals and senior Devin Landstra advanced in the 50 freestyle, 100 free, 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke. Freshman Libby Miller also moved on in the 200 breaststroke, as did freshman Brianna Yin in the 50 butterfly and 100 individual medley. Individually, Landstra’s best finishes were third in the 50 free and seventh in the 100 backstroke. Lin made the podium in the 50 fly finishing seventh. Indian Hill’s best relay finish was ninth in the 200 medley. They were 12th in the 400 medley and 13th in the 200 and 400 free relays. Freshman Miller and seniors Elizabeth Drerup, Avery Pearson, Bridget Pavlick and Landstra are mixed and matched in the water quartets. “Devin Landstra finished third in the 50 freestyle at state last year, so she’s the anchor of our freestyle relays,” Hardy said. As for college swimming, Landstra’s headed to Ohio State


Sophomore Joe Dowling prepares to move out for the Braves.


Indian Hill’s Noah Vigran talks with coach Ray Noble after one of his dives at the Southwest Ohio Classic.


Indian Hill’s 400 relay team consists of veterans, from left, Elizabeth Drerup, Devin Landstra, Bridget Pavlick and Avery Pearson.

with Drerup undecided. Hardy believes seniors Pearson and Pavlick could also swim somewhere if they chose. In addition to the fact the girls weren’t fully tapered and

(fast)suited, the Indian Hill coach was pleased with the success of the relays. “In the three relays that are held at state, we were very close to last year’s state times,” Hardy

said. “We were within five seconds, so that’s a great representation of where we’ll be in a few weeks.” Devin Landstra is Indian Hill’s best bet to make the state

meet individually. As a team, Hardy expects her top senior girls to also be in the pool at Canton. “I don’t season any reason why we wouldn’t get all of our relays there,” Hardy said. “I don’t know who will be on them. All four of our senior girls (Drerup, Landstra, Pavlick, Pearson) have a shot at being back, at least on relays.” Indian Hill’s boys team is short on numbers compared to the girls and sophomore Max Eihausen is out with a broken foot. On the upside, sophomore Sam Okum made the finals of the 400 IM at the Southwest Ohio Swimming and Diving Classic. “We have nine total guys,” Hardy said. “Right there, we’re sort of behind the eight ball. We don’t have any seniors, we have a few juniors and one of our sophomores has a broken foot and is out for the season.” The Braves do have a strong diving team coached by Ray Noble. Sophomore Noah Vigran was second at the Classic and made the state meet last year. Up ahead for Indian Hill is the CHL meet Feb. 6.



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Photographers needed for Great Parks contest Local photographers are invited to take seasonal photos of Great Parks for the Great Parks Photo Contest. Photographers need to capture all that is great about nature and share it in the contest, according to a press release. All ages are welcome to submit up to five photos each month for a chance to win a prize. Each monthly winner will receive a $25 Great Parks gift certificate and have their photo featured in the 2017 Great Parks calendar. All winners will automatically be considered for the grand prize, which is valued at $150. The contest runs through May 31 and includes these monthly themes: » January - landscape; » February - winter activity; » March - wildlife; » April - wildflowers; » May - sports. There is no entry fee required, but an entry form must be submitted with each photo. To download an entry form and re-

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terrorism and what each one of us can do to combat it from its source. The lecture is open to the public. No religious background is necessary. A question and answer period will follow the lecture. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door, with sponsorship opportunity for $150 that includes admission for two, and private dinner and conversation with guest. For reservations and more information, call 793-5200, or go to The lecture is open to the public. No religious background or experience is necessary. The center is at 3977 Hunt Road, Blue Ash; 793-5200;

Members and guests have three choices for Sunday morning services – 8:20 a.m. Old Chapel worship includes traditional hymns, praise songs and message; 9:40 a.m. Classic worship in the sanctuary with pipe organ, hymns and chancel choir singing classic anthems; and 11:11 a.m. faith infusion contemporary service in the Worship Center with the Infused Praise Band leading contemporary music and using audio-visual technology. Nursery is available at 9:40 a.m. and 11:11 a.m. services for children ages three months to two years. The church provides Sunday school for children ages 2 to sixth-grade and for youth in seventh- through 12th-grades at the 9:40 a.m. service. Armstrong Chapel is at 5125 Drake Road, Indian Hill; 5614220;

Cincinnati Friends Meeting - Quaker Regular worship is 11 a.m. Sundays followed by fellowship in the Fireside room at noon. First day/nursery school is available. The Meetinghouse is at 8075 Keller Road, Cincinnati; 7910788;

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The AWANA children’s program for preschool age through ninth-grade is offered at 7 p.m. every Wednesday through the school year. Children are led through an evening of Bible stories and lessons, games and special events. Sunday School classes are 10 a.m.; Sunday worship is 11 a.m. Kings Kids, a children’s worship service, is offered during the 11 a.m. service. Nursery care is available. The church is at 8501 Plainfield Road, Sycamore Township; 891-2221; bethelbaptisttemple. org.

Sunday School is 10 a.m. Sunday night service is 6 p.m. Wednesday night service is 7 p.m. The church is at 4305 Sycamore Road; 984-5044; on Facebook under “Community Lighthouse Church of God.”

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church GSLC is a large church that offers a variety of styles of worship and service times. Woven worship (mix of traditional and contemporary) is 5 p.m. Saturdays; Traditional worship is 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sundays. Contemporary worship is 9:30 a.m. Sundays. A 30-minute family worship for wee ones is 9 a.m. Sundays. “NOSH” dinner and worship is 5:45 p.m. Sundays, offsite at UC Campus Ministry Edge House. GSLC offers preschool and student Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. September through May. Faith-building classes, fellowship and outreach opportunities, and small groups are offered each weekend and throughout the

Chabad Jewish Center Renowned author and teacher Rabbi Ruvi New will address the state of the world today and what to do about it in a real way in the lecture, “The Spiritual Underpinnings of Terrorism” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at the center. The lecture intends to give a tangible response to this dilemma, beyond what is necessary in the political realm and on a government level. It will share an historical and kabbalistic narrative that traces the spiritual origins of

week for adults to connect. The church is at 7701 Kenwood Road, Kenwood; 891-1700;

Hartzell United Methodist Church Phone the church office to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and/or Interfaith Hospitality Network. Accepting canned goods for NEEDS. Sunday School: 9 a.m., Sunday Worship Service: 10:30 a.m., Camp Kids and Child Care: 11 a.m., youth, outreach, fellowship, music ministries, Bible studies. The church is at 8999 Applewood Drive, Blue Ash; 8918527;

Madeira Silverwood Presbyterian Church Sunday morning contemporary service is 9 a.m. Traditional service is 11 a.m. classes are offered at 10 a.m. for all ages, as well as nursery care. The church is at 8000 Miami Ave., Madeira; 791-4470.

Mission Baptist Cincinnati Sunday school is 10 a.m. Sunday morning service is 11 a.m. Sunday evening service is 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service is 6:30 p.m. This independent church offers ministries for youth, teens and young adults. Master Club is offered for children on Wednesday evening. The church is at 7595 Montgomery Road, Kenwood.

St. Paul Community United Methodist Church Worship times are 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. (traditional) and 9:30 a.m. (contemporary). Come to the choir room at 10:30 a.m. to join the choir any Sunday. The church is at 8221 Miami Road, Madeira; 891-8181;

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Energy bill scam duping customers nationwide Now a warning about an elaborate scam that tries to convince consumers their energy bill is overdue and needs to be paid immediately. Duke Energy says it is aware of this scam, that it’s shown up in five states, and that it’s not unique to Duke since it is happening to all utility companies through the U.S. and Canada. However, Duke says, complaints about this scam have doubled in the past year. In Greater Cincinnati a customer named Steve wrote me to say he received a phone call at the end of January from someone claiming to be from Duke Energy. “They told me they have a work order to shut off the electric to my business. I explained my case, thinking they were really Duke representatives, stating that my bill is current – and I checked online that everything was OK, that payment was received.” But, Steve writes, “They went on to say that it has not been received and they will do an investigation but in the meantime a payment must be made within one hour or the power will be turned off. I told them I can give them a payment over the phone and they said it’s too late for that, that I will have to go to CVS and make a payment of $946.” Steve says he ques-

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6822 Bramble Ave.: Flynn, James P. to Grimes, Erin M.; $124,000. 6731 Cambridge Ave.: Lamron LLC to Meyer, Stacey R.; $161,000. 5703 Maphet St.: Brown, Yvonne to McDavid, Jarod M.; $48,500. 5410 Ridge Ave.: OHM Hospitality LLC to Eshanya Hospitality LLC; $2,725,000. 4136 Settle Road: Splitt, Paul A. & Erica L. to Schroer, Elizabeth; $96,000.

6145 Kenwood Road: Allmon, Steven & Jennifer to Dodge, N.P. Jr. Tr.; $390,000. 6145 Kenwood Road: Dodge, N.P. Jr. Tr. to Mouch, Donald R. & Teresa A.; $385,000. 7813 Locust Lane: Gonzelez, Pedro A. & Jodi K. to Esswein, Therese; $227,500. 7235 Shawnee Run Road: 7235 Shawnee Run LLC to Birk Properties LLC; $334,500. 7810 Tances Drive: Rusche, Nicholas R. & Laura Benken to Sammut, Andrew & Laura; $219,000.

Deer Park 8023 Beech Ave.: Hilton Capital Group LLC to The Atwans LLC; $22,000. 8206 Blue Ash Road: Guttman, Harold E. & Judith P. to Insurus Holdings LLC; $120,000. 8208 Blue Ash Road: Guttman, Ervan Co The to Insurus Holdings LLC; $95,000. 4005 Matson Ave.: Lehrter, James J. & Mary R. to Burdorff, James & Allison; $127,500. 4366 Matson Ave.: Krieg, Amanda M. to Fisk, Sheila; $122,000. 3755 Oleary Ave.: O’Connor, Christine M. & Patricia to O’Connor, Patricia C.; $57,375.

Silverton 6812 Plainfield Road: Laskowski, Kelly N. to Porter, Stephanie H. & Mark A.; $93,000. 7004 Plainfield Road: Gentry, Genita M. to Move-In Holdings LLC; $70,000.

Sycamore Township 5109 Autumnwood Drive: Kriek, Helena C. to Davis, Molly M.; $380,000. 4001 Belfast Ave.: Lindeen, Mark to Lasita, Ashley; $106,000. 4453 Beryl Ave.: U.S. Bank Trust

NA Tr. to JD Smith Holdings LLC; $70,100. 4453 Beryl Ave.: JD Smith Holdings LLC to Patterson Premiere Properties LLC; $74,900. 8084 Carnaby Lane: Helwig, Jon R. & Denise A. to Kamen, Joyce O. & Fred A. Wagshul; $515,000. 8533 Donna Lane: Grubenhoff, John L. & Eileen to Hilton Capital Group LLC; $80,000. 8945 Eldora Drive: 8681 Weller Road LLC to Taylor, Brian & Erin; $120,500. 7575 Hosbrook Road: Kenwood Swim Club Inc. The to SAKY Properties LLC; $195,750. 8305 Monroe Ave.: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr. to Lima Investments LLC; $75,100. 8784 Montgomery Road: DMK Partners LLC to Kejriwal, Manju; $325,000. 7412 Richmond Ave.: Nickoli, Jared J. to Naylor, Berdena; $118,000. 12028 Wesken Lane: Bitar, Amine S. to Yunger, Gary A. & Debroah S.; $199,000. 8303 Wexford Ave.: Nice, Barbara L. & Timothy L. to GSMPS Mortgage Loan Trust 2004-1; $80,000.

DEATHS Rick M. Allen Rick M. Allen, 50, of Dillonvale died Jan. 21. Survived by wife, Tammy (nee Riley); son, Jeremy Allen; mother, Betty (Jack) Tekulve; Beverly Back, Carol Malott, Sandy (Danny) Moses and Russ (Rhonda) Allen; and many uncles, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father, Dewey M. Allen Jr. Services were Jan. 28 at Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home, Evendale.

Helen Margaret Stevens McCormack Helen Margaret Stevens McCormack, 95, of Madeira, died Jan. 25. Survived by niece, Rebecca (Tony) Russo; nephew, Don Stevens; and great-nieces and great-nephews, Meredith Russo, Lauren, Nicholas, Charles, Anna and Lilly Stevens.

Preceded in death by husband, Thomas J. McCormack; and brother, Robert Stevens. McCormack Services were Jan. 28 at Chambers and Grubbs Funeral Home, Independence. Memorials to: the Alzheimers Association.

POLICE REPORTS COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP Incidents/investigations Improper handling of firearm in motor vehicle Reported on 5300 block of Ridge Road, Nov. 21. Robbery Reported on 3400 block of Highland Ave., Nov. 19. Reported on 3200 block of Ridge Road, Nov. 16.

DEER PARK Incidents/investigations Domestic violence, criminal damaging A man said someone damaged a TV mount, value $50; a 50-inch flat screen television, value $400, and a projection screen,value $200, Jan. 3.

Theft Reported in the 4000 block of O’Leary Avenue Jan. 3. A woman said someone stole a black Chevy Silverado from the 4200 block of Clifford Road Jan. 6. Someone took $638 from a business in the 8300 block of Plainfield Road Jan.7. A man said someone took a black and orange Husqvarna leaf backpack, value $350, from the 4400 block of Clifford Road Dec. 28.

MADEIRA Incidents/investigations Forgery/theft Stolen checks were forged at 6700 block of Rosecrest, Jan. 7.

Passing bad checks Bad check issued to Half Price Books; $218 at Montgomery Road, Jan. 8. Theft Unauthorized use of ID reported at 5500 block of Maple Ridge Drive, Jan. 9.

SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP Incidents/investigations Theft iPad removed from 9000 block of E. Galbraith Road, Nov. 21. $485 removed from 4000 block of Longford Drive, Nov. 16. Merchandise removed from 7800 block of Montgomery Road, Nov. 8. $150 removed from 7800 block of Montgomery Road, Nov. 23.


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Cin cin n ati- 2934 Losantiridge Ave, 1/29 & 1/30; Fri. 9-4 #’s @8:45am; Sat 9-45. contents of home of 50 years, 4-china sets to include, Wedgewood , Lenox, Noritake & Maddock & Son, Brookwood Bleek Capodimonte, Swavorski, Costume jewelry, perfume bottles, art work, silver plate tea sets, crystal, 12pc Duncan Phyff dining set-table w/2 leaves, 8 chairs, china cabinet, buffet & server. Secretary drum table, 50’s dresser & chest of drawers, metal bed, night stands, book shelves, pedistles, couches, school desk, vintage scarves, hats & clothes, linens, sewing items, vintage metal patio chairs, lamps, clocks, mirrors, books, records, electronics, dolls, washer/dryer, tool bench, ladders, metal cabinets, some yard & hand tools. Still unpacking, more to come, too much to list all priced to sell! Info & pics or 859-992-0212. Ridge Ave to Losantiridge (Ridgewood sits between Amberly Village & Pleasant Ridge in Golf Manor)

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Anderson Twp - Estate Sale Sat. Feb. 6th, 8am to 12pm noon, 7950 Asbury Hills Dr., Dining & Bedroom sets, Dishes & Stemware, Households items & more!

Sale A N D E R S O N -“Rummage Friday, February 5th, 9AM to 2PM Comboni Mission Ctr, 1318 Nagel Rd (behind post office). $6.00/bag: Furniture, collectibles, clothing and household items.”

BOOK Donations needed for Milford Library Book Sales Also CD’s, DVD’s, LP’s & comic books. Please bring items to the library at 1099 State Route 131 or call 248-0700 for pickup of large quantities. Please help. Our book sales support the library.

COVINGTON - Gigantic Rummage Sale, Trinity Church, 4th & Madison Sat 3/5, 9-12:30. Bag sale@ 12:30


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ANTIQUE SHOW Saturday, Feb 6th, 9am-4pm. Sunday, Feb 7th, 11am-4pm. Ross Middle School Over 50 dealers. 3371 Hamilton Cleves Rd. 1/2 mile North of US 27. $5.00 Donation. Info: 513-235-308

MODEL TRAIN SHOW St. Andrew, Milford, OH Sat. Feb. 13th, 9:30am 2:30pm over 70 Dealers, Food, Interactive Display $5 Admission, 12yr & under FREE info. 513-732-2793 POSTAGE STAMP SHOW Free admission, Four Points Sheraton 7500 Tylers Place, off exit 22 & I-75, West Chester, OH., Feb. 20 & 21, Sat 10-5 & Sun 10-3. Buying, selling & appraising at it’s best! Beginners welcome.

TRAIN SWAP MEET O, S & Std Gauge Ohio River TCA Sat., Feb 6th, 11:00am-2:00pm. St. Rita School For the Deaf 1720 Glendale Milford Rd. Admis. $5 adult; 12 & under FREE

4 Burial Plots, at Arlington Memorial Gardens, $900/ea. or $3,400/all, 513-722-0070

VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL 3 carat diamond ring solitare Priced right at $5,000 Call 513-658-7778

End of season firewood clearance sale 3/4 cord dlelivered thrown off only $100. 513-218-7291 EVERS FIREWOOD Seasoned hardwood, split & FREE delivery. 513-755-9493

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CASKETS & URNS Solid wood $795, Brass urns $99. Metal $895 floor model special discounts hundreds in Stock. Save thousands over any funeral home price! Use our FREE layaway. Prearrange & visit 3640 Werk Rd. Call Bill For Information & A Free Brochure: 513-383-2785

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LEGAL NOTICE The following legislation has been adopted by Loveland’s City Council: 2016-1 Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with Public Entities Pool of Ohio for casualty, liability, fire and property damage insurance 2016-2 Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Rumpke of Ohio for the provision of basic unlimited solid waste collection, disposal service and recycling for a five (5) year term

DINING ROOM SET, Very nice oak table with 6 padded cloth chairs. Excellent condition. 67" x 43", and can seat up to 8 with included 15" extension. Please contact me for pictures and/or additional details., $Entire set $500. Separate - Chairs $300, table $200. Cash only.. (513)6074619

Border Collie - Pup, AKC, M, 7wks, red & wht, 1st shots & wrmed, pick of the litter, perfect markings, gorgeous red coat, family raised. $425. 502-857-1500

2016-3 Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an ODNR NatureWorks Grant Agreement for the Nisbet Park Picnic Shelter Improvement Project 2016-4 Resolution approving the purchase of a Mayor’s Court Records Management Software

CAVALIER KING CHARLES PuppiesAKC, M & F, taking deposits, Health guaranteed, 513-316-1737

2016-5 Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with Capital Electric Line Builders for the installation of radar traffic detection on the downtown traffic signals

Cin City Reptile Show, Feb. 7, 10a-4p $5 Fairfield Convention Center (513)910-0900

2016-6 Resolution authorizing the submittal of an Ohio EPA Recycle Ohio Grant and committing a local match

TAX Refund Specials! Shop us before you buy! Lowest Prices In Cincinnati Same Day Delivery Bunk Bed 2x6 splitables sol wd $199 Bunkies (the very Best) $99 each Twin mats-all sizes available $69 -...replace your mattress & get a more restful sleep starting tonight! Hundreds of Sauders pieces from $29 Liv Rm Suites, 2 piece sets from $499 Elec adjustable beds $795 complete with memory foam mattress Futons- wood & metal & futon mattresses Memory Foam queen mattress $379 King Prem Matt Sets 18" $499-$799 Compare from $2000-$6000 3640 Werk Rd; by Toys R Us, 868 Eads Pkwy., Lawrenceburg, IN next to Krogers. Call me, BILL, with your questions 513-383-2785! Mattress & Furniture Express mattressandfurniture

GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS, AKC Reg. Mostly Black. $700 each. 812-727-0025

2016-7 Resolution requesting County Auditors make advance payments of taxes

LABRADOR PUPPIES POLAR BEAR SNOW WHITE Big, thick & healthy, AKC w/full Reg., POP, vet checked, 1st shots, wormed, Ready to go home on Valentine’s Day. Taking Deposits. M-$1,000/F-$1,500; 513-675-8481

2016-8 Resolution designating Clerk of Council Misty Cheshire as Loveland City Council’s designee in compliance with education requirements of House Bill 9


44th Annual Auto Parts Swap Meet Clark Co. Fairgrounds, Springfield, OH, (Exit 59 off I-70), Sun. Feb. 7th, 2016, 7am-3pm, $5 Entrance. All Makes Auto Parts Welcome. Vendor Spaces- 10 Ft. Frontage @ $25ea., For reg. & info: visit: or Contact Dave Browe at 8910 E. Kemper Rd., Cincinnati, OH, 45249. By Phone 513-489-8630 or Email:


Stairlift - like new cond., Installed $1,600. 513-544-6968

2016-9 Ordinance amending Ordinance 2015-91 to make revisions to appropriations for expenditures for the City of Loveland, Ohio, during fiscal year ending December 31, 206 and declaring an emergency Misty Cheshire, Clerk of Council City of Loveland

Maltese-Bichon Puppies, Adorable, Non-shedding, 8 weeks old, 1st shots/wormed, $600 females; $550 Males; 937-273-2731 Shih-tzu pups - 2 males, 89weeks, shots/wormed, paper trained, POP, $300. 513575-2322


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HANDYMAN Experienced, Reasonable, No Job too big or small. Call Steve 513-4916672

Wanted: Vintage Volkswagen Cars, Parts, Signs & Accesorries. Air cooled only! Call or Text 513-515-9711

#1 ALWAYS BUYING-Retired Vet pays top cash for antiques and vintage items. Single item or complete estate 513-325-7206

Toyota 2004 Tacoma, Truck, 76101 mi., 4 dr., Automatic, Red ext., Tan int., 06 Cylinders, RWD, $3000. (216)4655069

The above listed legislation is available for inspection at the City Manager’s office, 120 West Loveland Avenue, Loveland, Ohio during normal office hours. 1009686

Madeira City School District Child Find The Madeira City School District is in the process of locating, identifying, and evaluating all Madeira children with disabilities, birth through 21 years of age, who may be in need of special education and related services. For infants and toddlers, a disability means that a child has a delay in one or more of the following developmental areas: adaptive behavior, cognition, communication, physical development, vision, hearing, and/or social-emotional functioning. For preschoolers and school-age children, a disability means having one or more conditions defined by federal regulations and state standards. These disabilities include: autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability, deafblindness, deafness, emotional disturbance, hearing impairment, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, visual impairment (including blindness), and developmental delay (preschoolers only). If you know a child who may have a disability, please contact the Madeira City Schools -Department of Student Services at (513) 587-0006. 1012915

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The Annual Financial Statements Of the Deer Park Silverton Joint Fire District For the year ending 2015 have been completed And are available for inspection in the office Of the District Clerk Treasurer – 7050 Blue Ash Road Silverton, Ohio 45236. Between the hours of 8:00 am And 4:00 pm. A copy of the report can be provided Upon request. Belinda C. Joerger District Clerk Treasurer 1021998


CASH PAID for unopened unexpired Diabetic Strips. Up to $35 per 100. 513-377-7522

Gold, Jewelry, Diamonds, Coins, Firearms & Collectibles, 513-385-6789, I BUY OLD ELECTRONICS: Stereo Equip. Radio speakers guitar amp. Records (513) 473-5518

INSTANT CASH PAID For Baseball Cards Coins, Gold, Silver, Paper Money, Antiques, Old Toys, Watches, Comics, Nascar, Case knifes Military, Trains, autographs, estates, Many Others! We Pkup 513-295-5634


WANTED Used Furniture Antiques, Estate & Moving Sale Items, Old Toys 513-821-1604

WAR RELICS US, German, Japanese Paying Top Dollar Call 513-309-1347




In accordance with the provisions of State law, there being due and unpaid charges for which the undersigned is entitled to satisfy an owner and/or manager’s lien of the goods hereinafter described and stored at the Uncle Bob’s Self Storage location (s) listed below. And, due notice having been given, to the owner of said property and all parties known to claim an interest therein, and the time specified in such notice for payment of such having expired, the goods will be sold at public auction at the below stated location(s) to the highest bidder or otherwise disposed of on Monday February 22, 2016 @ 1PM 2950 Robertson Ave Cincinnati, OH 45209 (513) 631-0290 Cedric Elliott 6377 Paxton Woods Loveland, OH 45263 Music Equipment

CITY OF BLUE ASH, OHIO HAMILTON COUNTY LEGAL NOTICE Sealed proposals will be received at the office of the City Manager, Blue Ash Municipal & Safety Center, City of Blue Ash, Hamilton County, 4343 Cooper Road, Blue Ash, Ohio 45242 until 2:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 for furnishing all labor, materials, and equipment necessary to complete the project known as Downtown Blue Ash Streetscape, Phase 3, and, at said time and place, publicly opened and read aloud. Contract documents, bid sheets, plans, and specifications can be obtained at the Blue Ash Municipal & Safety Center for $30.00 per set (nonrefundable) or viewed on the City’s website at www.bluea . In order to be notified of any addenda issued, bidders acquiring bid specs from the website are responsible for informing the City. Each bidder is required to furnish with his proposal, a Bid Guaranty and Contract Bond in accordance with Section 153.54 of the Ohio Revised Code. Bid security furnished in Bond form shall be issued by a Surety Company or Corporation licensed in the State of Ohio to provide said surety. Proposals must contain the full name of the party or parties submitting the same and all persons interested therein. It is the intent and requirements of the Owner that this project shall be completed no later than October 14, 2016. When the total overall project exceeds $26,514, all bidders must comply with the prevailing wage rates on Public Improvements in Hamilton County and the City of Blue Ash, Ohio, as ascertained and determined by the Administrator of the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services (OBES) as provided in Section 4115.05 through 4115.034 of the Revised Code of the State of Ohio. It is anticipated that the Prevailing Wage Law will apply to this project. The Council of the City of Blue Ash shall authorize acceptance of the bid made by the responsible bidder who, in Council’s judgment, offers the best and most responsive proposal to the City, considering quality, service, performance record, and price; or Council may direct the rejection of all bids. The City may award based on "functional equivalence" concerning specified work or products. The Council of the City of Blue Ash, Ohio, reserves the right to waive irregularities and to reject any or all bids. By order of the Council of the City of Blue Ash, Ohio. ____________________________ Gordon Perry, Public Works Director 1020250

Anndira Coulter 3598 Washington Cinti,OH 45229 Household Goods/Furniture, TV/Stereo Equipment Jeffrey Kerr PO Box 12709 Norwood,OH 45212-0709 Small Home Furniture Pieces, Tools, Decorations, Documents Jeffrey Kerr PO Box 12709 Norwood, OH 45212-0709 Household Goods/Furniture, TV/Stereo Equipment, Tools /Appliances, Landscaping /Construction Equipment, Account Records/Sales Samples, Boxes, Paperwork /Documents Andrea Carter 4543 Bristol Lane Cincinnati, OH 45229 Household Goods/Furniture, Tools/Appliances Brandon Simmons 217 West 12 st Cincinnati, OH 45202 Household Goods/Furniture Raymond A Hunter 7725 Plantation Dr APT 8 Florence, KY 41042 Household Goods/Furniture, Tools/Appliances,Office Furniture/Machines / Equipment, Landscaping/ Construction Equipment 1003690 Notice of Public Hearing IDEA- PART B Funds Madeira City School District receives federal funding through the Special Education -Part B grant to assist with the education of students identified with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA). Parents who would like to learn about how our district spends these funds are welcome to attend and provide comment during our public hearing to be held on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 6:15 pm in the Perin Learning Commons located at Madeira High School. For information please contact Kevin Wright, Director of Student Services at (513) 272-4140, or Susan Crabill, Treasurer at (513) 985-6070. 1013117 Legal Notice The Reading Community City School District is currently seeking proposals to provide personnel-related, recruitment, staffing, scheduling and employment and employment services for certain certified and classified employees. A copy of the Request for Proposal (RFP) can be obtained at the Office of the Superintendent, 1301 Bonnell Avenue, Reading, OH 45215. The RFP is due by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on February 26, 2016. By Order of the Reading Board of Education Mr. Cary L. Furniss, Treasurer 1301 Bonnell Avenue Reading, OH 45215 1020392


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Yard and Outdoor Need Clean Fill? Broken Concrete? Concrete Slabs?, Free Broken Concrete and Concrete Slabs, $FREE. (513)932-0804

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF SYMMES TOWNSHIP Notice is hereby given that the Board of Trustees of Symmes Township, Hamil ton County, Ohio, will hold a work session on February 11, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. for the purpose of meeting with the Loveland Symmes Fire Department to discuss and review EMS billing policies and peak-time staffing requirements and with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office to discuss renewal of police contract. This meeting will be held at the Township Admin. Bldg. located at 9323 Union Cemetery Road. Carol A. Sims Fiscal Officer, Symmes Township 985131

HANDYMAN No job too big or small incl. electrical. Call Bob & compare. 513-248-2130

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