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Don't mock them Government, laws and the court system can be difficult to navigate for some. Deer Park High School’s mock trial seems to have it down. See Schools, A4

By Leah Fightmaster

Cakewalkers hand their walk tickets to color guard members running the circle and wait for Amity Elementary's band to start playing at the 2012 Cakewalk. LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Red-faced With Opening Day only three weeks away, we are inviting Reds fans to share their love of the hometown nine. Have you ever met a Reds player (past or present) in person? Maybe you have talked baseball with one of the team's many announcers. If so, do you have a photo that you can share? Also tell us, who is your all-time favorite Red? Send your responses (and photos, if you have them) to

Cottages in court The attorney for a developer whose proposal to build a half dozen cottages was rejected in Madeira is threatening legal action. See Story, A3

The final few The Moeller Crusaders have advanced to the Division I regional finals after a 55-52 over Beavercreek March 10. See Sports, A5

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Annual Boosters fundraising event a sweet tradition in Deer Park

“You get what you get and you don’t throw a fit.” Deer Park Band Sponsors used this method of determining who got which cake at this year’s Cakewalk. The 54th annual fundraiser for Deer Park’s bands drew hundreds of people Saturday to the Deer Park High School gym. With an average of about 360 cakes donated to the event, band sponsors member Kim Noland said that goal was

easily surpassed. “We’ve gotten more than 500 cakes this year,” she said. A Deer Park resident since she was 2-years-old, Noland was in color guard at Deer Park when she was a student and now has a sophomore daughter in it as well. Although this year was the first cakewalk she has worked, she said she has been to many throughout her lifetime. “Well, I’m 37, and I’ve been here since I was 2,” she said.

“So I’ve been to a lot.” By 8:30 p.m., Noland said she thought at least 250 people had attended the cakewalk, but the gym looked as if twice that number were in attendance then. The variety of activities for cakewalk-goers, even if it meant just sitting on the bleachers and listening to the bands, appeared to keep everyone pleasantly entertained. Emcees Rob Hamann, Deer Park’s athletic director, high school Principal Larry Knapp and head football coach Larry Kozlowski cracked jokes and kept the attendants’ spirits up See CAKES, Page A2

Tornado blows debris into Madeira yard By Jeanne Houck


MADEIRA — A 2005 Clarksville, Ind., insurance company notice about an overdue premium. A 1992 Henryville, Ind., bank statement regarding a savings account and a certificate of deposit. An unsigned and undated Scott County, Ind., YMCA guest pass. Those were just three of the documents Madeira residents Les and Kathy LeFevre found papering their yard on Fulsher Lane

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Les and Kathy LeFevre and some of the debris they found. and the neighboring Kenwood County Club property on Kenwood Road the morning of March

3 – one day after tornadoes tore through Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. “We found a number of pieces See DEBRIS, Page A2

Sycamore Township's request for bids to outsource fire and EMS services end date draws nearer, but the deadline to respond to the fire department's proposal has come and gone. Sycamore Township Administrator Bruce Raabe informed the firefighters' union that its proposal stating a savings of about $1.6 million was rejected by the township’s board of trustees. The proposal suggested a schedule transition from work 24 hours on to 72 hours off, to 24 hours on and 48 hours off, similar to what other departments use, while keeping the same salary, which would produce a 12.5 percent per hour pay cut, Raabe said. Many part-time fire fighters would have been eliminated if the proposal was accepted, and the proposal lists having 13 firefighters on staff at once, as opposed to the standard 14 the township currently staffs, Raabe said. The union's proposal also suggests selling two fire trucks the township does not use and receiving $300,000 for them, and increasing the cost of advanced life support, or ALS, to $1,500. Board of Trustees President Tom Weidman said he did not think the trucks would sell for that much, if there are any buyers, and raising ALS charges to $1,500 would not encourage insurance companies to pay more toward ambulance runs for citizens. "You can try to play hardball, but the bad feelings you create aren't always worth it," Raabe said about raising ALS costs. The union's savings in its proposal amount to $1.6 million if the cost of selling the fire trucks for $300,000 is included, but it is not guaranteed and does not provide a long-term solution, just a short-term fix, Raabe said. Savings from the proposal brought the budget down to $3.9 million a year, which is still about $630,000 above where the budget needs to be for the upcoming year, according to its second proposSee UNION, Page A2


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CAKES in between walks and songs by the band. Raffle prizes, such as an autographed photo of Cincinnati Bengals’ head coach Marvin Lewis and gleaming new acoustic guitar, were assigned winners as cake after cake was won. The allure of winning a mystery cake was not the sole draw of the cakewalk. Attendees, including Noland and band parent Kathy Barnett, said the event brings many people back to Deer Park, making it like a reunion for many. “It’s good to see a lot of people,” Barnett said. “It’s a good thing for the band

and to see people you graduated with. They always come back.” Deer Park Band Sponsors Vice President Tracy Engel called the band “pivotal” to the community, adding that people sit on their porches during the summer to listen to the band practice. “(The band has) a lot of support, and it’s key to why they’re so successful,” she said. “The cakewalk is the public showing the kids their support and telling them they’re there for them.” Engel said 557 cakes were donated for the event this year, and added that the band sponsors budgeted to make about

$6,000 this year, which is more than half of its operating budget. The band sponsors declined to provide a specific amount of the Cakewalk’s profits. Deer Park music and band teacher John Matre was honored with a plaque at this year’s cakewalk for his more than 30 years at Deer Park schools, and is retiring at the end of the year. It is dedication like Matre’s that brings teachers, students, alumni and community members back to the cakewalk each year. “Once you’re in band, you’re always in band,” Engel said.

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al, said Greg Bickford, planning and zoning director/assistant township administrator. He said that while the budget numbers are "fairly close to be agreeable," the budget still needs to be decreased to $3.3 million. He added that while some elements were addressed, such as changing EMS billing and selling equipment for additional revenue, others were not, and more long-term sustainable cuts need to be included. "We are still going to talk with the firefighters and see what we can do," Bickford said. "In the

meantime, citizens still have fire protection." Sycamore Township Fire Fighters Association Kelby Thoreson said earlier that the suggested cuts are a "significant sacrifice" from the township's fire fighters. He added that these cuts are a departure from the cuts already negotiated in the current one-year contract fire fighters signed with the township in December. Those included a pay freeze and increased health insurance. "It's not the union's job to balance the budget, it's the fire chief and the township's," Thoreson said. He said the proposal included ways to save money, jobs and "maintain public safety," but Weidman




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said certain costs were not included, decreasing the amount of money the proposal will save. "(The proposal) left out vacation, earned days off and sick days," he said. "When a fire fighter calls off, we need to back fill that position." Resident Greg Poe said he did not want just anyone taking him or someone he knows to the hospital, but the current men and women in the department he depends on. "I want a life squad, not a ride to the hospital," he said. A copy of the union's proposals and the township's response to them can be found on the township's website,

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of debris and records from Henryville and Clarksville, Ind.,” said Les LeFevre, a well-known artist who paints wildlife, Native Americans and the American West. These are old records evidently from file cabinets,” Les LeFevre said. “They are all 20-year-old records.” Kathy LeFevre plans to return what records she can.

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Developer threatens legal action over nixed Madeira cottages plan By Jeanne Houck

MADEIRA — The attorney for a developer whose proposal to build a half dozen cottages was rejected in Madeira is threatening legal action. Lawyer Joseph Trauth Jr. says in a Feb. 21 letter to the city that his client, Landquest Services, was “appalled” when Madeira City Council voted unanimously Feb. 13 not to approve a new zoning district that would have allowed Landquest to build six cottages on Euclid Avenue, just west of the Madeira fire station on Miami Avenue. “Throughout the process, my client did everything that was requested by both the (Madeira) Planning Commission, which approved the (zoning district), and the request from council,” said Trauth, whose offices are in downtown Cincinnati. “My client has spent over $30,000 in complying with all these requests, including the last engineering request of city council. “We would ask that city council reconsider this matter at the earliest possible council meeting in order to avoid potential lengthy and costly litigation over a very reasonable proposal,” Trauth said. Madeira City Council went into executive session under the “potential litiga-

tion” exception Monday to discuss the letter. “The options are for council to reconsider the issue, as (Landquest Services) has requested, or deny the request and have him appeal the decision to the Hamilton County Court of Commons Pleas,” Madeira City Manager Tom Moeller said. Madeira City Council subsequently returned to open session and recessed without taking any action. “I cannot comment on pending litigation,” Madeira Mayor Rick Brasington said after the executive session. Landquest Services ran into opposition in Madeira soon after submitting a plan to build as many as seven cottages as much as 35 feet high and set back 10 feet from the rear property line. The company subsequently submitted a revised plan to build no more than six cottages at a maximum height of 28 feet, set back 40 feet from the rear property line. The cottages were to be in the 2,000-square-foot to 2,400-square-foot range. After Madeira City Council voted down Landquest’s proposal Feb. 13, Brasington said it is questionable whether the Euclid Avenue property is a transitional property, as the new zoning district would require. “It has been a traditional

residential piece in the past and nothing has changed in that regard to think of it otherwise,” Brasington said then. “It is also outside of the central business district triangle of Miami Avenue, Euclid Avenue and Camargo Road and does not abut the business district itself.” Trauth disagreed in his letter to Madeira. “There is clear testimony in the record that this parcel of land is clearly a unique and transitional parcel of land between the firehouse and the general business district in the city of Madeira along Miami Avenue and the residents along Euclid (Avenue),” Trauth said. “As a perfect transitional use, we believe that our efforts to drop one of the units from the original proposal and to propose engineering solutions to make the neighboring properties better with regard to storm water drainage is a perfect and very reasonable use of the property.” Landquest Services was established in July 2011 and lists Randy Green of Indian Hill as its agent. For more about your community, visit Get regular Madeira updates by signing up for out email newsletter. Visit

Voters scarce in some precincts By Leah Fightmaster

have seen all day. “It’s disappointing we’re not getting more voters,” Ashcraft said.

A snapshot from the polls, Tuesday, March 6:

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Kenwood resident and poll worker Pat Ashcraft said the turnout was lower than expected and thinks it stems from the city having no issues to vote on. “The issues really bring people out to the polls,” he said. Poll manager Mary Clark said they generally get a rush before work, at lunchtime and after work, but their precinct has not seen as many as they hoped for. Ashcraft added that the other two polling places were seeing lower numbers than they were.

Sycamore Township's Sycamore-G precinct at the Township Administration building reported a "steady flow" of voters throughout the morning for the primary elections, according to poll manager Antoinette Bush. The parking lot was about half full at 11:30 a.m. LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

He also said that in the last election, they had about the same number of voters in two hours than they

Sycamore Township’s Sycamore-G polling place was having a busier day than Deer Park. Poll worker Jim Demetrion of Amberley Village said he “doesn’t know what motivates voters” to vote in some elections.


Montgomery resident Dennis Engel said he voted for Mitt Romney because not only is he a moderate as well, but Engel believes he is the only one capable of beating Obama in November’s general election.

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Mock trial team earns third place By Leah Fightmaster Government, laws and the court system can be difficult to navigate for some. Deer Park High School’s mock trial seems to have it down. Just restarted last year, the mock trial team began competing with other teams this year after securing the advising services of attorney Greg Temming, a requirement for officially competing. The team spent the last two weekends participating in the University of Cincinnati’s Mock Trial Competition. Not part of the state competition, the tournament gave the team some competition experience to help them during the first round of the state competition, which began today, said Phil McCluggage, government, economics, psychology and street law teacher at Deer Park High

In addition to their third place finish, Tyler Phillips was recognized as best attorney and Connor Wood was named best attorney in one trial and best witness in another. The team will have another chance to place well in the state competition. The team learned Wednesday it will be one of 15 teams to advance to the regional competition. In its state competition cases, Katarina Morris was named best attorney and Connor Wood named best witness in one case, while Kaitlin Fahey was named best witness in its other case. “(Mock trial) gives kids a chance to think on their feet, understand the importance of preparation and appreciation for the court system and what it takes to be an attorney,” McCluggage said. “It’s a valuable experience for kids.”


Deer Park’s Mock Trial team includes six competing members: Anastasia Carter, Kaitlin Fahey, Katarina Morris, Tyler Phillips, Kalina Procas and Connor Wood.

Deer Park's first-year competing mock trial team placed third out 14 at the University of Cincinnati Mock Trial Competition. The team stands in the Hamilton County Courthouse after completing the first round of the state competition, of which it will advance to the next round. Pictured (left to right) is time keeper Courtney Taylor, Connor Wood, Kalina Procas, Anastasia Carter, Katarina Morris, Tyler Phillips and Kaitlin Fahey. THANKS TO ROBIN MCCLUGGAGE School. Deer Park placed third of 14 teams at UC’s competition, preparing a prosecution or plaintiff team, as well as a defense team. The students can not wear anything that identifies the team they are on so the judges can be impartial, but many of the students knew the schools they were

up against. Many cases had UC students as judges, said McCluggage, who is also Deer Park’s mock trial adviser. Sort of like a dry run for state, the UC tournament served as an informal competition before state, which will have 48 participating teams in the first round.

Students will be judged on how well their witnesses are prepared and respond to cross-examination, how the attorneys portray actual attorneys, develop the theory and understand their case. McCluggage said the students put in a minimum of 30 hours of official practice time, with a lot of memorizing and practice outside of their time with himself and Temming. Some students also served as both witnesses and attorneys, which he says forces the students “to put in some serious time” to their cases.

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The cast of Madeira High's "A Piece of My Heart" in front of a replica of the Vietnam Veterans wall. PROVIDED

Encore performance for ‘Piece of My Heart’

Madeira Theatre Arts presents an encore performance of its fall play, “A Piece of My Heart,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at Madeira High’s Medert Auditorium. The emotionally-gripping

play centers on the experiences of six women who find themselves caught up in the turmoil of the Vietnam war and its aftermath. Because of the sensitive nature of the play, it is recommended for those13 and older. Veterans

and active-duty military are especially encouraged to attend. AdmissiontotheMarch22performance is free. Donations will be accepted to help offset the cost of attending the state thespian conference at the end of March.

Xavier University’s Alternative Breaks Club (XUAB) marks its 11th anniversary this year. Over that time it has expanded from three service trips in the United States to 25 across the U.S. and abroad. Most occur during spring break, which for Xavier was March 5-9, but some are over summer break. The club is managed by a board of 13 students and a faculty advisor. More than 250 students and 25 faculty and staff participate, giving up fun in the sun for a more meaningful experience. "Xavier's Alternative Breaks program provides an opportunity for students to participate in direct service and allows them to learn first-hand about a social justice issue," said Julie Tritschler, chair of Xavier's AB Board. "The experiences provide leadership development and challenge those involved to be open-minded and learn about social justice from a

different perspective. We encourage students to continue learning about their issue after returning home and reinforce the value of being an active citizen in the community." The following students are participating in Xavier’s AB program (sorted by ZIP code): » Alice Trent, Loveland, San Diego, Border Angels » Shannon Hesse, Cincinnati, Baltimore, Catholic Charities » Rachael Harris, Cincinnati, Virginia, Animal sanctuary » Andrea Bazzoli, Cincinnati, Chicago, Justice in the prison system » Meghan Marth, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Refugee resettlement » Ellen Bauer, Cincinnati, Guatemala, Mayan communities » Sarah Abu-Rashed, Cincinnati, Jamaica, Blue Mountain Project » Nate Fischer, Cincinnati, San Francisco, LGBTQ issues


The following students have earned honors for the first quarter of 20112012.

Freshmen First Honors - John DeCaprio, Andrew Denoyer, Robert Mitchell, William Mitchell, Austin Winhusen and Nicholas Wright. Second Honors - Noah Able, William Knable and Joseph Madsen.

Sophomores First Honors - Zachary Bonn, Daniel Miller and Christopher Reeves. Second Honors - Braden Baldwin, Chase Collier, Ryan Gallenstein, Brandon

Glassmeyer, William Ittenbach, Robert Pohlman and Augustus Ragland.

Juniors First Honors - Zachary Bayliff, Nicholas Grein, Alex Heidel, Kevin Lynch, Nicholas Maertz, Jonathan Schworer, Stephen Spaeth and Christopher Wright. Second Honors - Patrick Benson, Andrew Buschbacher, Alex Elsbrock, Mathew Kraemer, Bradley Lehmann and Harry Wahl.

Seniors First Honors - Neil Beckmann, Raymond Gaier, Patrick Goddard, Matthew Ittenbach and Brian Markgraf. Second Honors - William Blount, Jeffrey Burris, Gustavo Lopez, Anthony Molinaro, John Tanner, Jason Waller and

Robert Wright.


The following students have earned honors for the first quarter of 20112012.

First Honors Freshmen – Catherine Hidy, Anna Leibel and Florence Shanley. Sophomores – Madeline Huster and Margaret McIlvenna. Juniors – Erica Floyd, Anna Hellman, Libby Nawalaniec and Kristen Ney. Seniors – Kieran Conway, Sarah Dieckman, Victoria Hodges, Victoria Knueven, Mary Tull and Kerry Ulm.

Sophomores – Monica Glaescher, Mia Poston, Catherine Redden, Lindsay Tatman and Madeline Upham. Juniors – Ellen Upham Seniors – Olivia Capannari


The following students have earned honors for the first quarter of 20112012.

Freshmen Honors - Kelly Dorger, Claire Hauck, Caroline Johnson, Maura Kopchak, Zoe Kraemer, Gabriella Martini, Mary McGrath, Abigail Pitner, Jillian Purdy and Mollie Young.

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Juniors First Honors - Margaret Boyer, Sydney Feldhaus, Kelly Kopchak, Madison Nelis and Marisa Pike.

Seniors First Honors - Emily Duderstadt, Molly Frost, Stephanie Homan, Abby Jaspers, Renee Prows, Allison Purdy and Abigail Secker. Second Honors - Megan Kowalski and Kara Trusty.

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Madeira hoopsters conclude seasons Despite advances, boys lose to Rams By Scott Springer

MADEIRA — The Madeira Mustangs played a week longer and won six more games than last year, but the end result was a disappointing 59-51 loss to Badin March 3. The Rams had also beaten Madeira back on Dec. 6, 55-46. “The first game we never really led and this game we had a doubledigit lead at one point in the first half,” coach Jim Reynolds said. “They made a nice little run in the third quarter and hit their free throws, and we weren’t able to catch up.” Cincinnati Hills League leading scorer Andrew Benintendi (24.2) was held to a season-low 14 points in what was only the fifth loss of the year for the Mustangs. “They did a good job of chasing him all night,” Reynolds said. Most of the night, four Badin Rams played off of their man with another trying to surgically attach himself to Benintendi as he wheeled off picks. The junior scorer had faced similar dilemmas throughout the season and usually succeeded. Despite being targeted, the future Arkansas Razorback baseball player shot 46 percent from the field during the year and 32 percent from the arc. However, Reynolds knew more balance was needed for the tournament. “In our final regular season game (at Indian Hill) Andrew had 34 of our 54 and we decided that wasn’t a good thing,” Reynolds said. Benintendi’s points were still remarkable and Reynolds believes he would possibly be a mid-major DI basketball recruit if he wasn’t already one of the best baseball players in the area going into his third season as an outfielder/pitcher for Jack Kuzniczci. Next year, the Mustangs return Benintendi, John Michael Wyrick and Brad Almquist as seniors. Almquist was injured all year, but was a key contributor his sophomore year. They’ll also have 6-5 Will Steur and 6-4 Collin Buckner back as seniors with size. “We have to replace the minutes of departing seniors Kevin Costello and Isaac Rupe,” Reynolds said. “We do have our leading scorer on our reserve team, Travis Freytag. He averaged about 16 points per game. He’s about 6-3 right now and we’re hoping he gets a little growth. He’ll be a sophomore and I think he’ll be on our varsity.” Reynolds will also count on Matt Ballweg, Timmy James and Johnny Wood who all came off the bench this season. Ballweg will be a junior, James and Wood seniors. Based on the losses of other league schools, logical thinking would make Madeira the CHL favorite next fall. Their 13-1 league mark was tops this year. “It would be hard not to be,” Reynolds said. With an additional two games added to the schedule next season, Reynolds has entered his team into a showcase tournament at Fairfield around the Martin Luther King holiday of 2013. The participants include the home team plus Elder, Hamilton, Withrow, Turpin and Anderson. Madeira would be the only nonDivision I school in the tourney. That’s by design to toughen the Mustangs up for a tournament run that lasts beyond the sectionals.

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Moeller players celebrate their 55-52 district title win over Beavercreek at UD Arena March 10. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


as Moeller earns district title Crusaders beat Beavercreek, go to regional semifinals By Scott Springer

DAYTON — For the second consecutive year, Carl Kremer brought the Moeller Crusaders to University of Dayton Arena with the chance to advance back to the Cintas Center for the Southwest regional semifinals. After senior Ben Galemmo iced the game with a pair of free throws with 4.4 seconds to go, the Crusaders advanced 55-52 over Beavercreek March 10. “We like it when Ben gets to go the line,” a smiling Kremer said as Moeller was cutting down the district championship nets. Leading the Crusaders were junior Josh Davenport with 15 points and fellow ju-

nior Keith Watkins with 13. The elusive Watkins proved to be a tough matchup most of the night for Beavercreek. “Keith just began starting in January, coming off of football,” Kremer said. “We really think him in our lineup has made us a different ballclub.” With a completely different look than last year’s 6-foot scrappers, Moeller has nearly equaled the record of the 2011 squad who were eliminated by the eventual state champions, La Salle. However, even though the Lancers swept the Crusaders this season, they are no longer in the mix, having been eliminated by Fairfield. Could the stars be aligning for Moeller? The Crusaders appear to be peaking at the right time. “We had a nice tournament

Junior Keith Watkins is congratulated by senior Alex Voss as he draws a pair of free throws. Watkins scored 13 as Moeller beat Beavercreek 55-52 at Dayton March 10 for the district title. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

last year,” Kremer said. “For whatever reason, we do try to be playing our best in March.” Moeller has done it this season with bigger players. Tony Sabato is now a starter at 6-7, as is 6-3 leaper Daven-

port and 6-5 Alex Voss. “Our size helps us,” Kremer said. “You can’t replace a Charlie Byers or Alex Barlow. With our team now longer, we thought potentially this could be a really good team.” The senior Voss has been valuable on both ends of the floor. Defensively, he shut down Turpin high-scoring guard Zach McCormick March 4 by holding him to four points on 2-18 shooting. “Alex Voss is such an underrated player,” Kremer said. “We have the luxury of putting a guy 6-5 out there that’s such a good athlete.” Voss appears to be back in stride after being at a disadvantage throughout the middle of the season. The senior had a solid eight-point, sevenrebound performance in the Beavercreek game. “He had a great first 10 games for us, then he broke his nose,” Kremer said. “When the mask went on, I don’t think he had the same See MOELLER, Page A6

Braves basketball comes to a close Indian Hill loses rematch with Aiken By Scott Springer

INDIAN HILL — While most teams give it the “one-game-ata-time” approach, Indian Hill’s basketball team looked at the recent tournament seedings a little differently. Having lost a game Jan. 28 to a talented Aiken team, the Braves assumed all along they would get another crack at them in the tournament. After a 63-52 win over McNicholas Feb. 28, the Braves and Falcons got together March 3 for the rematch. Unfortunately, Aiken’s skill was too much for the Braves to handle again and Indian Hill’s

Senior Teddy Kremchek averaged 14.7 points per game, 6.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists in his final season at Indian Hill. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

season ended 79-60. They were 16-6 overall and 12-2 in the league behind Madeira. Included in that record were a few heart-rendering games when the team rallied around

senior Jacob Fiore, whose father passed away in mid-Feburary. The team came together for a near-upset of Northern Kentucky power Boone County, then defeated neighborhood ri-

val Madeira before dispatching McNicholas in the Division II tournament. Gone after the Aiken loss are nine Indian Hill seniors, including the second and third-leading scorers in the league in Austin Trout (16.0) and Teddy Kremchek(14.6). “You lose half your points right there,” coach Tim Burch said. “We’ll have six guys coming back and we’ll mix in a pretty tall sophomore class that’ll give us different looks next year.” Indian Hill’s JV sported two players at 6-6, one at 6-4 and one at 6-3. Beyond 6-7 Ball State football signee Steve Bell, the Braves had no one over 6-3 this season. At guard, Burch is already See BRAVES, Page A6



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“To compete with those schools, we’re going to have to beef up our schedule, we’re going to have to get tougher,” Reynolds said.

Madeira Amazons

Coach Dave Schlensker had another successful season with the Madeira girls, finishing 16-7 overall and 11-3 in the CHL, tying Wyoming for second behind league-leader Indian Hill. The Amazons defeated Indian Hill toward the end of the season 39-34. They also lasted just as long in the tournament as the Lady Braves with wins over Taft and St. Bernard before falling to Ba-

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confidence.” Moeller also offers up senior floor leader Galemmo, a first-team Greater Catholic League South selection who is constantly directing his teammates and politely lobbying referees. On the younger end, there’s sophomore Trey Hawkins sneaking some early varsity playing time. “He’s becoming a big part in what we do,” Kremer said. “He’s a talented kid that guards the ball and can really break you down.”

din 52-47 March 3. Their 16 wins equaled last year’s tally. That was playing with a freshman point guard in Celia Kline and a senior recovering from a torn ACL in Anne Gulick. In her final game with the Amazons, Gulick hit six treys to lead the team with 18 points. Senior Emily Luther led Madeira in scoring (14.3) and was second in rebounding (5.3), while senior Alyssa Frye was second in scoring (6.5) and the rebounding leader (5.5). Returning for Schlensker’s squad next season will be Megan Moore, Kelsey Williamson and Devon Hutchinson as seniors, Olivia Benintendi as a junior and Celia Kline as a sophomore. In the end, Moeller has played with great GCL pride and toughness by following the age-old theory of focusing on defense. “When we’ve played our best, we’ve played well defensively,” Kremer said. “The league takes a lot of pride in playing that way.” Moeller now faces Middletown March 14 at Xavier’s Cintas Center. The Crusaders beat the Middies 55-38 Dec. 23. “That doesn’t mean anything,” Kremer warned. “They’re playing as good as anyone right now.” At 21-3, Moeller is one win away from matching last season’s win total.

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Showcase events are commonplace in football and basketball. Similar events for baseball are harder to come by, but that is changing in an ambitious way this season. The inaugural Reds Futures High School Showcase presented by PNC will take place March 24 through April 2. Fifty teams from Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky will take part in a 25-game extravaganza at local ballparks. The weeklong affair leads up to the last preseason game for the Cincinnati Reds, the Reds vs. Futures Spring Showcase April 3 at Great American Ball Park. Players from the 50 participating teams will be invited to join the Reds players on the field during pregame festivities. The event is meant to be comparable to the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown, the opening-week football series in the fall. “It’s great to finally be able to stage an event like this for high school base-

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In his first full-time varsity season, Roger Bacon High School forward Erik Edwards is making every minute count. The junior is averaging 10.6 points and 7.7 rebounds per game (March 9) for the Spartans, who captured a district championship with a win over Fenwick at UD Arena March 8. Spartans’ head coach Brian Neal isn’t surprised by Edwards’ stellar season, considering the 6-foot-3, 170-pound forward was having the same type of season last year on the junior varsity squad. “He fulfilled this role for the (JV) last year. We

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Prasco Park: Colerain vs. Fairfield, 4 p.m.; Middletown vs. Sycamore, 6:30 p.m. UC: Elder vs. Moeller, 4 p.m.; La Salle vs. St. Xavier, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29 Midland: Glen Este vs. Loveland, 4:30 p.m.; Hamilton Badin vs. Kings, 4:30 p.m. Harrison: Roger Bacon vs. Summit, 4:30 p.m.; Harrison vs. Norwood, 7 p.m. Friday, March 30 Midland: Bethel-Tate vs. Goshen, 4:30 p.m.; Clermont Northeastern vs. Western Brown, 7 p.m. Saturday, March 31 Midland: Anderson vs. McNicholas, 11 a.m.; North College Hill vs. Reading, 2 p.m. Holmes vs. Holy Cross, 11 a.m. at Meinken Field. Monday, April 2 Edgewood at Ross, 4:30 p.m. Simon Kenton High School: Boone County vs. Conner, Noon; Dixie Heights vs. Scott, 2:30 p.m.; Covington Catholic vs. Simon Kenton, 5 p.m.; Campbell County vs. Cooper, 7:30 p.m.

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Saturday, March 24 Turpin vs. Western Hills, Noon (Western Hills High School); Madeira vs. Shroder, 2 p.m. (Roselawn Park); Clark Montessori vs. Walnut Hills, 4:30 p.m. (Roselawn Park) Monday, March 26 Lakota West vs. Mason, 4 p.m.; Lakota East vs. Hamilton, 6:30 p.m. (both at Prasco Park) Tuesday, March 27 Oak Hills vs. Princeton, 4 p.m.; Cincinnati Christian vs. Indian Hill, 6:30 p.m. (both at Prasco Park) Wednesday, March 28

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ball in this area,” said Tom Gamble, president of InGame Sports, which is managing the event for the Reds. “If we can get close to where the Skyline Chili showdown is with football, we will really be on to something.” Many of the area’s top baseball facilities will be spotlighted, including Midland Field in Clermont County, Prasco Park in Mason, Simon Kenton High School in Independence, and the University of Cincinnati’s Marge Schott Field. “Adding this high school showcase ties yet another generation of baseball players to this celebration of our city’s rich baseball heritage,” said Phil Castellini, Reds chief operating officer. “We’ve done a lot with Knothole and other youth programs and we’re proud to be affiliated with this.” Most of the games are league matchups or natural rivalries, highlighted by a Greater Catholic League doubleheader at UC March 28, and 10 teams from the Greater Miami

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saw him do it as a sophomore,” Neal said. “We certainly had high expectations coming into this year and he’s lived up to those.” Edwards attributes his success to hard work and a never-say-die attitude. “You can’t take plays off,” he said. “That’s my motto. You’ll be exhausted after the game, but the pain of discipline is better than the pain of regret, so I just leave it all on the court.” Edwards added that the transition to the varsity game wasn’t difficult to make since he mostly practiced against the Spartans’ starting lineup a season ago. Edwards aspires to play college basketball some day. He is son of former Xavier University

standout, Erik Edwards, who played for the Musketeers during early 1990s. The Silverton resident gives the Spartans versatility on the floor. He’s athletic and can play the wing on one possession, but can be found calling for the ball in the post during the next trip down the floor. Defensively, his quickness and size allow Neal to match him up against and position on the court. “He guards one to five and plays one to five on the offense. That’s kind of one thing about our team this year…we don’t care who does what. We just want to get the job done,” Neal said. “Erik has stepped up into that role and being the best 3-pointer shooter, and at

Trout are mighty big to fill. “You can’t replace him,” Burch said. “He’s a young man who represents our program exactly the way we want it to be represented.” Trout has attracted some interest for basketball from the likes of Denison and Muskingum.

His wingman, Teddy Kremchek, will play at Wittenberg where his mother and father attended. “Teddy had quite a few people looking at him,” Burch said. “They all think his upside is tremendous. I think Teddy’s going to grow another inch and a half and fill in. I think he’ll be tough

Favorite places to play besides Roger Bacon: Moeller Pre-game ritual: “Every day, I go home and do laundry. I’ve got to clean all my special pairs of socks.” Most memorable game: “I’d say beating St. Xavier earlier this year.” Toughest opponent this year: Alter and GCL-leading scorer Jaaron Simmons.

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to defend at the Division III level.” Next year’s go-to guy will be Griggs. Behind Trout and Kremchek, Griggs averaged 8.6 points per game. He led the team and the league in assists (5.3) and was second on the squad in steals behind Kremchek (1.7).

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Meet the coaches in the new Madeira youth football organization MADEIRA — The Colts, Madeira’s new youth football organization, is kicking off its inaugural season in the fall. The mission of the Madeira Community Youth Football Organization is to teach the fundamentals and a love for the game so that participants can learn the life lessons that football is designed to teach. Co-ed flag football will be available for pre-kindergarten and K-2 and tackle football will be

available for grades three through six. On March 11, the organization conducted a “Meet the Coaches” event at Madeira Elementary. This event was an opportunity to meet the third/fourth grade coach, Adam McCauley, and the fifth/ sixth grade coach, Clark Eads. McCauley played collegiate DI football at the University of Louisville and lives in Madeira with his wife and three daughters.


Eads, a 17-year teaching veteran at Madeira Middle School, has coached at both middle school and varsity levels. Coaching director Rick Rockwell also attended to answer questions about the Colts’ coaching philosophy. A Madeira grad, Rockwell played one year of college football at Taylor University and then began a career in coaching and education. He has coached football

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VOICES FROM THE WEB Visitors to posted these comments to a story about a Madeira man’s proposal to build a roundabout as an alternative to the exit ramp from southbound Interstate 71 to eastbound Ronald Reagan Highway: “I'm familiar with that exit and it really is horrific. I've lived in New Zealand since 2008 and have gotten used to roundabouts. While daunting at first, once used to them, you wonder why they aren't more widely used in the U.S. They keep traffic flowing without stopping and as for needing to be flat, well, New Zealand is far from beng flat but they manage to use them all over in this country. An excellent idea for that very dangerous intersection!” Susan Kennedy “In general, I am a proponent of roundabouts (lived in Sweden for two years.) If American drivers knew how much they helped the flow of traffic there would be a demand to have them

YOUR INPUT WELCOME You can comment on stories by visiting and choosing your community’s home page: everywhere. However, I do not think throwing a roundabout at this troublesome intersection is the solution. The safest solution (perhaps easiest) would be to install a light like on the eastern exit/entrance interchange. As is, the slim margin of error has obvious tragic consequences. This interchange really needs to be updated.”


opie-won-knopie “I have driven the Cross County, Ronald Reagan route from Finneytown to Madeira and back for 33 years of my teaching career at Madeira. I have seen many accidents at the dangerous interchange of South I-71 on to the eastbound lanes of the Reagan. I have seen dozens of near misses, and hundreds of dangerous 'encounters' and adjustments by hard braking or swerving lanes to avoid accidents The 'round about' idea by Mr. Leinhart is inspired! This would eliminate traffic crossing high speed lanes without the aid of traffic signals. I trust this suggested change in the exit-entrance will be acted upon very quickly and make this hazardous location a much safer place to drive.” Phil Miekley “I won't use that exit unless I'm going west on Ronald Reagan. I think this is a wonderful idea. Please don't throw it out so quickly.” Mary Jane Ash

Who are our college grads? On Sunday afternoon, Feb. 19, I had the honor and privilege of interviewing Annie Donnellon, a young woman who graduated from North Kentucky University in 2010 with a major in music and a minor in Spanish. Annie, who lives in Deer Park, uses her talents, skills, and knowledge in many ways as a volunteer. She has served as a phone answerer at the administrative offices of Su Casa Hispanic Center and served as a greeter and interpreter at a health fair while also representing the Clovernook Center for the Blind. She uses her musical talent as a member of MUSE, a Cincinnati women’s choir, that fosters musical excellence and social change through its many performances at churches, sporting events, and other places where music and a spirit of inclusion are highly valued and gratefully enjoyed. Annie’s face and voice filled with delight and pride as she told me about her work with Vacaciones Utiles, a summer program for young children, where Annie taught preschool through second

grade children the joy of singing Spanish songs and playing instruments together. Annie recalled that she began learning Braille at the age of three through the Early Childhood Development Program at the Cincinnati Association for the Blind, a program supported in part from Joyce Rogers COMMUNITY PRESS funds provided by the Western GUEST COLUMNIST Hills Lions Club. While Annie currently works as a proof reader at the Clovernook Center, she is thinking of a career in music therapy after acquiring a degree such as that offered at the College of Mt. St. Joseph. As a member of the American Council of the Blind, Annie has served on our scholarship and awards committee, which each year presents a graduating high school senior with a scholarship and recognizes the contributions of individuals and organizations to

ACB’s mission. In 2005, Annie Donnellon won the first ACB scholarship; now, she is chairing that committee. Despite all of our social ills today including neglected children, broken families, and the kind of snobbery that excludes others; recent college graduates like Annie Donnellon can give us reason to hope and trust in a future of caring and responsible people who reach out to others. When I asked Annie what message she wanted to convey to readers, she said, “I want to be seen as a person just as other people are seen.” With a little thought, effort, and consideration from others to include Annie in the work and benefits of adult life; Annie will continue making this world a better place. Also, congratulations are due Annie because she just became engaged on Valentine’s Day. We can be sure her children will be blessed with having a talented, capable, and loving mother. Joyce Rogers lives in Covedale.

Cunningham is no great American Recent radio show comments and pathetic parodies on WLW 700 radio reflect that host; Billy Cunningham is no great American. His constant ranting and misinformation about the apparent tragic revelations pertaining to an ex-Clermont County Commissioner are deplorable. Although many in Clermont County do not condone the allegations pertaining to Archie Wilson, they in no way are a reflection on the Republican Party, nor the Tea Party citizen’s movement in Clermont County, as Mr. Cunningham would have you believe. Mr. Cunningham stated that Archie Wilson entered county meetings by slamming down a Bible and being righteous about the conduct of others and that he has a velvet Jesus behind his desk in his Clermont County Commissioners’ office. I personally have attended a majority of the Clermont County Commissioner’s meetings in 2011 and not once have I witnessed Archie Wilson carrying a Bible into any of the commissioner’s meetings. I also do not recall seeing Mr. Cunningham, Mr. Sloan or any other individuals from WLW 700 present at any of the commis-

sioner’s meetings in 2011. Finally, I have been in Archie Wilson’s office many times and I do not recall ever seeing any velvet pictures in his office. Mr. Cunningham’s statement that a velvet Jesus picture is on the wall behind Mr. Wilson’s desk is perplexing, as the back of his office has windows overlooking downtown Batavia. But hey, let’s not Larry Heller confuse facts COMMUNITY PRESS with good stoGUEST COLUMNIST rytelling and piteous sensationalism to boost the ratings of a WLW 700 radio broadcast. It is a shame how some believe it is acceptable to exploit unfortunate personal situations for their personal or business gain. Despite what Mr. Cunningham states, Archie Wilson ran on a platform to bring back fiscal responsibility to Clermont County and to rein in the excessive economic development expenditures of the current county officials. Although Mr. Wilson’s alleged personal behavior is deplorable, his efforts to bring back fiscal responsibility



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and accountability to Clermont County are commendable. Perhaps what Mr. Cunningham ought to be talking about are apparent concerns with the economic development situations caused by excessive usage of Tax Incentive Financing (TIF) in Clermont County. Or why the Clermont County Republican Party, in super majorities, endorsed the opponents of the incumbent commissioners’ Scott Croswell and Ed Humphrey and incumbent County Prosecutor Don White? Or why Jean Schmidt, the Congressional representative of District 2, for the first time ever, did not secure the endorsement of the Clermont County Republican Party? It is truly amazing what people will say and the tactics they will employ to retain their power and political elite status. And you don’t even have to go to the liberal Democrat Party to find it, as it is alive and well right here in Southwest Ohio in the old established and entrenched Republicans within the Republican Party. Larry Heller is a member of the Miami Township Tea Party.

March 7 question Would allowing school officials and staff to carry guns prevent incidents such as the shootings in Chardon?

“In our current culture of hyper violence at younger and younger ages, it is necessary to give school officials and their staff the option of carrying a hand gun via the current concealed and carry provisions now in affect in Ohio. “This summer, when Gov. Kasich signed into law Ohio's new law of allowing concealed and carry guns in bars, shopping malls and sports venues, it showed a strong commitment by Republican legislators, allowing the citizens of Ohio to protect themselves in an ever widening arc of their daily lives. “The next logical extension would be to amend this law to include school administrators and staff in our public schools. “Further, consideration by the Ohio legislature could even consider extending this option to certain students in our schools. This could be accomplished in a similar fashion to how current driver's ed classes are structured. Students would be required to take the NRA gun safety class, then spend a recommended and required number of hours on a supervised and licensed gun range with a certified NRA approved instructor. “As more citizens take advantage of Ohio's expanded conceal and carry, the odds will increase that responsible citizens will be able to respond safely and aggressively to hostile shooter situations.” I.P. “No one really knows whether arming school officials and staff would prevent shootings like this. A determined, disturbed student who is intent on shooting people in school would most likely be able to carry out at least some of his plans. An armed teacher or staff member might be able to minimize the impact of such an attack, but probably not prevent it completely, since the school representative would still require time to get to his weapon. More diligence in monitoring strange behavior on the part of students would probably be more effective than arming the staff.” Bill B. “All CCW permit holders, not just school officials, should be allowed to carry firearms in schools, churches and college campuses. These are the places where docile, passive, defenseless, unarmed victims are often targeted. The possibility of someone shooting back may cause the perpetrator to think twice before launching an attack. In addition, an armed response to a shooter could save the lives of additional victims. “Tragedies such as the Chardon shooting can never be fully prevented, but by providing citizens the possibility of fighting back, perhaps a few additional innocent lives could be spared.” R.W.J. “No. My son is a schoolteacher. I cannot remotely conceive of him needing to carry a gun as part of his teaching duties.

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“What kind of a world have we created when American children go to school with the intention of shooting as many fellow students to death as possible? These horrible deadly incidents did not occur when there was no such thing as gun-control so that is not the answer. The solution to this spreading problem, if there is one for our society, lies elsewhere.” R.V. “During the incident at Chardon, many students were in danger from one student, and if you allow teachers, custodians, and other staff embers to intervene with a weapon in this type of situation, it would just escalate. “School staff are not trained in hostage situations, and will not know when to shoot the offender. You have to consider the circumstances and just pointing a gun and firing will most likely kill innocent hostages and you may or or may not hit your intended target. Secure the area, call 911, and let the pros handle it!” O.H.R. “There are very few situations where carrying a weapon will prevent anything unless you carry it in the open where the potential assailant can see that you are armed and decide to attack someone else. Having a weapon available allows you to respond to the situation and possibly limit the damage by confronting the assailant and causing them to stop their assault. In this situation, even that would have been limited. It is vey unlikely that an armed educator could have shot the suspect in a crowded room without endangering those being defended. The situation developed so quickly that the only response would have been to shoot the assailant after he had already shot others. At present, this is all a moot point because a school is one of those places like a courthouse or police station where even someone with a concealed carry permit is not allowed to carry a gun. I know because I am a gun owner and an OH concealed carry permit holder. Arming educators is not the answer.” “Can you imagine firing on a 9-year-old? No. Nothing wrong with passing through a metal detector, though. Like hitting a baseball, if you haven't grown up shooting guns, you can't be trained about the nuances.” K.P. “One or two trained personnel in each building should have access to a weapon. This could be someone in administration or maintenance. This could prevent a minor tragedy from turning into a Columbine. This is just common sense.” T.H.

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Students learn about traditional music and animals native to Kenya Thursday and the "Around the World" event. First- through fourth-graders traveled the world inside their gym. LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

A table at Italy's booth holds dozens of bite-sized Italian dishes for Madeira third-graders to try. Students were able to learn traditions, hear music and other information about countries at the event from parents and community members. LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Madeira students travel the


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Around the world in ... about an hour? Students at Madeira Elementary School did not have to leave school to travel the world recently, as they passed through customs are got a taste of food, traditions, dress, music and history of 15 countries around the globe. Part of an annual tradition for years, Madeira conducts a social studies-related activity every other year, switching off with a sciencethemed activity. Sponsored by the Madeira Elementary PTA, Madeira parents, community members and business owners construct booths at the event for a country they either hail from or

have visited to provide the students with a cultural exchange. Students are given a passport and a drawstring backpack at the customs booth and get their passport at each country they stop and learn about. “The main goal is to expose children to the variety of cultures and teach the geography of the world,� said Erin DeBow, organizer of the event, PTA member and Madeira parent. Countries featured at the event were Australia, Belgium, China, England, Guatemala, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Scotland, Slovakia and Switzerland. For more information about you community and to sign up for our newsletter, visit

Students learn about India's Taj Mahal while traveling around the world at Madeira Elementary School Thursday, and event organized by the school's PTA. LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS Madeira students stand in awe as Mark Dameron raises a large sword above his head Thursday. Students learned Scottish history at Dameron's booth as well at the "Around the World" event. LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Madeira parent and Mexico native Oscar Garcia explains the "siesta" to third-graders. Students could also try popcorn with hot sauce and learn how to make an authentic taco at Garcia's booth. LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS Students passed through customs as they embarked on their journey around the world at Madeira Elementary School Thursday. LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


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THURSDAY, MARCH 15 Business Classes Notre Dame South Bend Executive MBA Program Reception, 6-8 p.m., Embers, 8170 Montgomery Road, Reception and presentation about unique benefits of program, ranked sixth by The Wall Street Journal. Attendees learn about signature components of the program. Ideal for rising managers, business executives and community leaders in business. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame. 800-631-3622; Madeira.

Literary - Libraries St. Patrick’s Day Beaded Safety Pins, 4-5 p.m., Mariemont Branch Library, 3810 Pocahontas Ave., Make St. Patrick’s Day design with beads and safety pins. Sponsored by the Kersten Fund. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4467. Mariemont.

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. "Take Me Back to Manhattan," "Love for Sale," "Night and Day" and "I Get a Kick Out of You." $17. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. Through March 25. 684-1236; Columbia Township. The Producers, 7:30 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, 111 S. Second St., Hilarious, satirical American classic. Mature audiences, adult humor. $15. Reservations required. Presented by Loveland Stage Company. Through March 18. 443-4572; Loveland.


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

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

On Stage - Comedy

Support Groups

Jimmy Dore, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, College and Military Night, $4. $8-$12. 984-9288; Montgomery.

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

Music - Blues

On Stage - Student Theater 13, 7:30 p.m., Sycamore Junior High School, 5757 Cooper Road, Auditorium. Musical about the life of teenagers. Story of Evan Goldman, 13, moves from being popular in New York City to being an unknown in a small town in Indiana just as his Bar Mitzvah is approaching. $10. Through March 17. 686-1760, ext. 2594. Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater Cole, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Revue devised by Benny Green and Alan Strachan and directed by John Langley. Story of Cole Porter’s life: from Yale to Paris to Manhattan to Broadway to Hollywood. Musical tribute to the King of Musicals includes such hit tunes as "I Love Paris,"

FRIDAY, MARCH 16 Dining Events Hartzell United Methodist Church Lenten Fish Fry, 4-7 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, 8999 Applewood Drive, All-you-can-eat fried cod dinner with sides, beverages and desserts. Also, grilled chicken breast, shrimp, shrimp basket and cheese pizza dinners with sides, beverages and desserts.

Carryout menu is a 3-piece fish sandwich. $9, $5 carryout only, $4 ages 5-10, free ages 3 and under. 891-8527. Blue Ash. Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m., Montgomery Presbyterian Church, 9994 Zig Zag Road, Heart-healthy baked tilapia fillets with veggies and rice, or hand-dipped fried cod fillets with fries and hush puppies. Macaroni and cheese child’s plate. Tea, lemonade, coffee or water. Homemade dessert included. Dine in or carryout. Allergen alert: fried items are deep fried in peanut oil. $8, $5 children. 891-2893; Montgomery. Fish Fry-Days, 5-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Includes fried fish, fish sandwich, shrimp, salmon and child’s dinners, soup, sides, desserts, sodas and beer. Carryout and Drive thru available, drinks not included. Benefits Youth ministry’s summer mission trip. $5$10. 489-8815; Montgomery. Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., St. Columban School, 896 Oakland Road, 683-7903; Loveland.

Health / Wellness Yoga, a Benefit to Your Health at Any Age, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., The Kenwood by Senior Star, 5435 Kenwood Road, Luncheon and lecture presented by Joan Riemar of YogahOMe in Mariemont. Riemar discusses health benefits of yoga in your daily routine and demonstrates various yoga techniques. Registration at 11:30 a.m. Lunch at noon. Program begins 12:45 p.m. Includes giveaways. Free. Reservations required. 223-3921; Madisonville.

Music - Acoustic Acoustik Buca, 7:30 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, 247-9933. Montgomery.

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

11 a.m.-noon and 1-2 p.m., UC Blue Ash College Muntz Theater, 9555 Plainfield Road, Theatrical thrill ride through juggling, escape artistry, balancing and visual effects. Family friendly. $5, $3.50 with group of 10 or more. Presented by ARTrageous Saturdays. 745-5705; Blue Ash.

On Stage - Comedy Jimmy Dore, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$12. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Student Theater 13, 7:30 p.m., Sycamore Junior High School, $10. 686-1760, ext. 2594. Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater Cole, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township. The Producers, 7:30 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $15. Reservations required. 443-4572; Loveland.

Recreation Open J, 7-11 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Tweens take over the pool, gym, and game room for an evening of food, fun and games. Family friendly. $27, $20 members. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village. Young Professionals Open Gym, 7-10 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15. 985-0900. Montgomery.

SUNDAY, MARCH 18 Art Exhibits Just Add Water, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.

On Stage - Comedy Jimmy Dore, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, Bar and Restaurant Employee Appreciation Night, $4. $8-$12. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Health / Wellness

On Stage - Theater

Health Fair, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Five Seasons Family Sports Club, 11790 Snider Road, Various local not-for-profit organizations, Hamilton County Sheriff IdentA-Kid materials, local physicians and health food and vitamin vendors provide variety of health and safety lifestyle information. Family friendly. Free. 469-1400. Symmes Township. Diabetes Conversation Maps Sessions, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates, 4460 Red Bank Road, Suite 100, Theme: A1c and blood glucose numbers. Small group discussions of Type 2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg, certified diabetes educator. Family friendly. $30 for four sessions; $10 per session. 271-5111. Madisonville.

Cole, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township. The Producers, 3 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $15. Reservations required. 443-4572; Loveland.

Literary - Crafts Caid Mille Failte! = 100,000 Welcomes!, Noon-1 p.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, Create a variety of crafts to celebrate St. Patrick Day. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4476. Loveland.

Literary - Libraries The Snakes of St. Patrick, 11 a.m.-noon, Mariemont Branch Library, 3810 Pocahontas Ave., Get up close and personal with snakes. Naturalist from the Hamilton County Parks District brings some slithery specimens. Sponsored by the Friends of the Public Library. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4467. Mariemont.

Music - Acoustic Generation Gap, 7:30 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, Free. 2479933; Montgomery.

Music - Concerts Music at Ascension Chamber Concert Series, 7 p.m., Ascension Lutheran Church, 7333 Pfeiffer Road, With the Samadhi Piano Trio. Free, donations accepted. 793-3288. Montgomery.

On Stage - Comedy

On Stage - Children’s Theater

Jimmy Dore, 8 p.m. and 10:30

The Brad Weston Experience,

Recreation Young Professionals Open Gym, 7-10 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15. 985-0900. Montgomery.

MONDAY, MARCH 19 Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Shops at Harper’s Point, 11340 Montgomery Road, 15-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300; Symmes Township. More Brain Power, Noon-1 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Discuss simple and fun things you can do every day to improve brain function at any age. Free. 985-0900; Montgomery.

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

Literary - Book Clubs On the Same Page Book Discussion, 6 p.m., Madisonville Branch Library, 4830 Whetsel Ave., Read and discuss this year’s On the Same Page title, "The Submission," by Amy Waldman. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6029. Madisonville. Third Monday Book Club, 7 p.m., Madeira Branch Library, 7200 Miami Ave., Read and discuss this year’s On the Same Page title, "The Submission," by Amy Waldman. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6028. Madeira.

Parenting Classes Happiest Baby on the Block, 6:45 p.m., Bethesda North Hospital, 10500 Montgomery Road, How to turn on your newborn’s calming reflex, the "off-switch" for crying. Includes Parent Kit containing "Happiest Baby on the Block" DVD. $50 per couple. Registration required. 475-4500; Montgomery.

Recreation Pickup Basketball, 10:30 a.m.noon, TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15, free members. 985-0900; Montgomery.

Youth Sports March Madness Basketball Clinic, 6-7 p.m. (Ages 9-11 ) 7-8 p.m. (Ages 12-15), TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Daily through March 22. The OH Ballstars provide instruction focusing on strength, defense, shooting and ball handling. $55-$65. Registration required. 985-0900; Montgomery.

TUESDAY, MARCH 20 Health / Wellness Meditation for Everyone, 7:15-8:30 p.m., Lawrence Edwards, PhD, BCN - Optimal Mind, 9380 Main St., Suite 4, Indoors. Meditation instruction and ongoing practice support provided by Dr. Lawrence Edwards. Benefits Anam Cara Foundation. Free, donations accepted. Registration not required. Presented by Anam Cara Foundation. 439-9668; Montgomery.

Literary - Libraries The Lorax, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Mariemont Branch Library, 3810 Pocahontas Ave., Children enter into a Dr. Seuss tent with lifesized scenery and help to hang up characters and images from the story as it is being read. Gwen Roth from the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation district gets a little help from Dr. Seuss to teach how behavior affects everything around us. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4467. Mariemont.

Recreation Young Professionals Open Gym, 7-10 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Seminars Ways to Bolster Resilience in Children and Adults, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Jewish Family Service, 8487 Ridge Road, Amberley Room. Dr. Donald Meichenbaum, founder of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, explores ways children and adults can successfully readjust to life after a traumatic experience, and whether resilience is innate or a learned behavior. Includes continental breakfast, lunch and 6 CEUs in up to two professional disciplines. Ages 18 and up. $129; $99 each for two or more from one agency. Registration required. 766-3352; Amberley Village.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21 Business Seminars InfoTrust Seminar: Salesforce 101 - Connecting with Customers, 8-10 a.m., Towers of Kenwood, 8044 Montgomery Road, First Floor Conference Room.’s Sales Cloud puts everything you need at your fingertips and helps you become more successful in sales. Discuss basics of how to use this powerful CRM tool. Free. Registration required. Presented by InfoTrust, LLC. 373-4216; Kenwood.

Clubs & Organizations Loveland Arts Council Membership Meeting, 7-9 p.m., Loveland Art Studios on Main, 529 Main Ave., Public invited to find out more about organization. Refreshments served. Free. Presented by Loveland Arts Council. 683-7283; Loveland.



Cream horn recipe offers different filling choices Life here on our little patch of heaven is never boring. We were splitting logs yesterday when I spied something hanging loosely curled in between two rows of wood. I was stacking more wood next to those rows and there it was: a snake. In less than 3 seconds, I shrieked, threw the wood from Rita my arms Heikenfeld onto the RITA’S KITCHEN ground and bolted. My husband, Frank, who couldn’t hear the shriek over the wood splitter but did see me bolt, asked what was wrong. I pointed to the snake. He laughed – it wasn’t a snake at all but simply the skin. Made no difference to me. I can tolerate a lot of God’s creatures, but the snake or its skin is not one of them.

Pasta with clam sauce

For John, who wanted a recipe that doesn’t use white wine.

12 oz. linguine or spaghetti, cooked and kept warm 1 tablespoon minced garlic or more to taste 1 ⁄3 cup olive oil, or bit more if needed Red pepper flakes to taste 3-5 anchovies, chopped very fine 2 6.5 oz. cans clams with liquid Chopped fresh parsley or handful of spinach,

chopped Parmesan cheese

Sauté garlic and red pepper flakes in olive oil over medium heat just until garlic is fragrant; don’t let it get dark and burn. Add anchovies and cook until they disintegrate. Add clams and simmer until slightly reduced. Pour over pasta and toss. Garnish with parsley or greens and cheese.

Gale Gand’s cream horns

I have worked with this Food Network star who specializes in baking. For all of you who wanted a bakery-type cream horn, you’ll like Gale’s recipe. If you don’t have cream horn metal cones, I’ve had readers use a package of sugar cones wrapped in foil. Some also make theirs with sturdy paper wrapped in foil. No matter what kind of cones you use, spray before wrapping with pastry. I’ve given several options for the filling. 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed (if you use Pepperidge Farm pastry, which comes two to a box, thaw both of them just in case) 1 egg 1 teaspoon water Powdered sugar in a shaker

Grease 8 cream horn metal cones. Cut the puff pastry into ½-inch wide strips. Starting at the point of the cone, wind the pastry around the cone, over-

ar. Add vanilla and marshmallow cream, and beat until fluffy.

to prevent a skin from forming. Chill at least two hours.

Classic custard cream filling

Quick pudding cream filling

⁄3 cup sugar ¼ cup cornstarch 2 egg yolks 1 cup milk 1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon vanilla

1 3.75 oz. instant French vanilla pudding 1¼ cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup whipped cream


Combine sugar, cornstarch, egg yolks and milk in top of a double boiler; stir well with a whisk. Cook over simmering water 8 to 10 minutes or until thickened, whisking constantly. Remove from heat; whisk in butter and vanilla. Pour custard into a bowl; place plastic wrap directly on top of custard

Unlike many recipes, Rita’s pasta with clam sauce doesn’t use white wine. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD. lapping the layers slightly to cover the cone with a spiral of pastry. Freeze in an airtight container. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. When ready to bake, whisk egg with water and lightly brush pastry with egg wash. Shake powdered sugar all over the surfaces and place them, seam side down on a parchment paper-lined sheet pan. Bake about 20 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool on the cones. Then remove and fill the cornucopias.

1 cup butter, softened 4 cups confectioners sugar 1½ tablespoons vanilla About 1 cup marshmallow cream

Cream Crisco and butter until fluffy. Gradually beat in confectioners sug-

Prepare pudding mix according to package directions using 1¼ cup milk and vanilla, stirring until thickened. Chill. Fold in whipped cream. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

Gale’s whipped cream filling 1 cup cream 1 tablespoon sugar

Whip cream with sugar until stiff, then chill. Pipe into pastry. Garnish with cascading, cut-up fruit, then dust with powdered sugar.

Warm weather filling 1 cup Crisco

Trumpeter to perform at church Raquel Rodriguez will bring her trumpeting prowess to Madeira for a concert at St. Paul Community United Methodist Church of Madeira at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 18. The versatile artist will perform a variety of styles – baroque, classical and romantic – in a concert that will also feature a double trumpet concerto with Andrea Adams. Rodriguez will also perform a trio of stylistic cornet solos including the music of Frank Simon and Herman Bellstedt, Cincinnatians who were cornet soloists with the Sousa band and early instructors at what is now the CollegeConservatory of Music. No admission will be charged for the concert at St. Paul, 8221 Miami Road, but an offering will be taken. For more information, contact the church at (513)

Raquel Rodriguez will bring her trumpeting prowess to Madeira for a concert at St. Paul Community United Methodist Church of Madeira at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 18. PROVIDED 891-8181. Since 2009 Rodriguez has been assistant professor and coordinator of brass studies at Northern Kentucky University, where she plays first trumpet in the NKU Faculty

Brass Quintet and directs the Trumpet Ensemble, Brass choir and Concert Band. The winner of numerous competitive awards is a performing member of the Lexington Brass Band and Indiana’s Star United Mini-Corps and freelances with other regional orchestras in Kentucky and Ohio.. But her talents have been acclaimed far beyond the Tristate, as her talent has taken her to venues throughout the U.S., in Canada, the United Kingdom and China. She has performed with the Aspen Festival Orchestra, the Brass Theater with the Canadian Brass and the Tony Award-winning show “Blast!” Performing with the Synergy Brass Quintet in its 2008-2009 national tour, she played in more than 200 concerts and clinics across the country.

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WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN Please join us for an informative workshop offered by Jennifer Reigle, Financial Advisor, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC This workshop will address the financial, legal and family issues of divorce in a logical way with guidance from professionals, including a Financial Advisor, a Family Law Attorney and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst.*

Wednesday, March 21, 11:30 to 1:00 – lunch provided Saturday, March 24, 8:30 to noon – breakfast provided

The Towers of Kenwood, 8044 Montgomery Rd, Kenwood. These workshops are free but you must have a reservation to attend. Please contact Jennifer Reigle at 513-985-2172 or by email: For room location and to reserve a spot. *Opinions expressed by guest speakers are their own and do not necessarily represent those of Wells Fargo Advisors or its affiliates. Wells Fargo Advisors is not a legal or tax advisor. CE-0000501681

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BUSINESS BRIEFS Evans PFB vice resident

PFB Architects has completed a redesign of its leadership team and relocation of its Cincinnati corporate headquarters to Blue Ash to poise the organization for a third generation of growth and development. David Pressler and Michael Finn, managing partners of PFB Architects since1979, transitioned into principal advisory roles within firm and named

Christopher E. Breda President/CEO. Breda joins corporate officers Jeff Evans, vice presiEvans dent/marketing; Ted Huster, vice president/COO, and Jerry Trombly, vice president/ CFO, to form the firm’s management committee. Evans is a Madeira resident. PFB Architects, found-

ed by Fred Pressler in 1946, has offices in Cincinnati and Chicago. The firm provides programming, master planning, development advisory, architectural design and interior services. PFB Architects specializes in medical, healthcare, senior living, commercial, higher education, municipal and residential projects locally, regionally and nationally. For additional information visit: or call Christopher E. Breda, (513) 861-3200, ext. 106.


Hop aboard the Easter Bunny Express for a train ride to visit the Easter Bunny and enjoy an Easter egg hunt.

Medicare Star Program


Medicaid & Medicare Certified

Adults $13 ea. • Children (5-16) $10 ea. Toddler (2-4) $6 ea. • Under 24 mo. Free

Congratulations to Brookwood Retirement Community for a Deficiency Free Health Survey!

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12100 Reed Hartman Highway • Cincinnati, OH 45241




The 2012 World Choir Games

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Madeira Woman’s Club hosts card party The Madeira Woman’s Club is having its annual card party at The Kenwood, 5435 Kenwood Road, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 25. Proceeds from the card party will be used for college scholarships and to benefit various community service projects. The theme of the card party this year is “Alice in Wonderland.” Tickets maybe purchased at the door for $10. A light lunch buffet and beverages are included in the price of admission. There will be numerous door prizes awarded and opportunities to win raffle prizes donated by local merchants and club members. Uno, Skebo and Wizard card games will also be available.

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Experience at: Madeira Woman's Club members Betty Morgan, Jackie DeWitt and Jane Bavely prepare for the group's annual card party. THANKS TO MYRNA WILSON

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Did you know that now is the ideal time to sell your paid off house and move to a retirement community?

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Have you heard that the value lost in your home since 2008 will not be regained for as long as long as ten years or more?

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RELIGION Bethel Baptist Temple


ECKANKAR Experience the Light and Sound of God You are invited to the Community HU Song 10 am

ECK Worship Service


Sunday Services

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

11:00 am - Noon Second Sunday of Each Month Anderson Center Station 7832 Five Mile Road Cincinnati, OH 45230 1-800-LOVE GOD Local (513) 674-7001

Hyde Park Baptist Church Michigan & Erie Ave

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


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FELLOWSHIP CHURCH (Preaching the Gospel of Hope) 6830 School Street 271-8442




Sunday 8am Holy Eucharist, Rite I 9:15am Christian Formation & Discovery Hour for all ages* 10:30am Choral Eucharist, Rite II*

*Child care for children up to 4 in a staffed nursery from 9-noon


The church’s screening of the movie “Courageous” has been rescheduled due to the severe weather March 2. The new date is 7 p.m. Friday, March 16, at the church. Enjoy free admission and free popcorn. All visitors will


2 Traditional Worship Services 8:15 & 11:00 - Temporarily held at Titus Auditorium, (Jan - Mar) due to renovation. 2 Contemporary Worship Services 9:30 & 11:00 am in our Contemporary Worship Center Saturday Service 5:30 pm Sunday School and Childcare available at 9:30 & 11:00 Services Plenty of Parking behind Church 7515 Forest Road Cincinnati, OH 45255 513-231-4172 •

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INDIAN HILL Episcopal Presbyterian Church 6000 Drake Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 Phone 513-561-6805 Fax 513-561-0894 Sunday Worship 8am & 10:30am

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Church (513) 561-5954 • (513) 561-8020 School Miami Ave & Shawnee Run Rd. Mass Schedule Daily: 7:00, 8:00 & 11:30AM Saturday: 4:30PM Sunday: 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00AM 12:30 & 6:00PM

Hartzell United Methodist Church

The church is having its famous Lenten Fish Fry, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., every Friday through Good Friday, April 6. A two-piece grilled chicken breast dinner is also available as well as a twopiece cheese pizza dinner. Only the fish dinners are all you can eat. Carry out menu offers a three-pice fish sandwich for $5. Whole meals are $9 for adults, and $4 for children. Children ages 4 and under are free. The church is at 899 Applewood Drive, Blue Ash; 8918527.

Kenwood Fellowship Church

Weekly watercolor classes for beginners are being offered on Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $8 per session at the church. Call Mary Lou DeMar for information at 891-5946. The church offers adult bible study at 9 a.m. Sunday, a teen Sunday school class and a pre-kindergarten program during worship service from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sundays. A buffet luncheon follows. The church is at 7205 Kenwood Road; 891-9768.

Sycamore Christian Church


be entered into drawings for a free “Courageous” CD or DVD. An infant nursery and toddler activity room will be provided. Everyone is welcome. The church is at 8501 Plainfield Road, Sycamore Township; 891-2221;

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Madeira-Silverwood Presbyterian Church 8000 Miami Ave. 513-791-4470 LENTEN ACTIVITIES/EVENTS • Prayer & Communion Monday-Friday, 8:30 am • Wednesday Meals (soup/salad) 5:30 pm - Fellowship Hall • Maundy Thursday Worship April 5, 7:00 pm • Good Friday Community Ecumenical Service, 12 noon, at Covenant First Presby.Church

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Sunday worship and junior worship services at 10:30 am. Sunday Bible study for all ages at 9 a.m. Adult and Youth Bible studies each Wednesday at 7 p.m. Women's Study Group at 6:30 p.m. every second Wednesday of the month. Includes light refreshments and special ladies study. The church is at 6555 Cooper Road, Sycamore Township; 891-7891.

Trinity Community Church

The church has a free community dinner on the last Tuesday of each month from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. All are welcome. Call the church for information. Trinity Together Time is from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., the first and third Tuesday of each month. Enjoy fun, interactive activities for children infants to 5 years old and their parents/caregivers. The program is free. The church is at 3850 E. Galbraith Road, Deer Park; 791-7631;



POLICE REPORTS COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Matthew Leathers, 19, 3501 Zinsle Ave., theft at 3240 Highland Ave., Feb. 22.

DEER PARK Arrests/citations Roderick D. Higgins, 25, 90 Topridge Place, consumption of alcohol in motor vehicle at Plainfield Place, March 4.

Incidents/investigations None reported

MADEIRA Arrests/citations Juvenile, 17, underage possession, underage consumption, Feb. 25.

18. Juvenile male, 16, disorderly conduct at 5901 E. Galbraith Road, Feb. 20. Juvenile male, 16, disorderly conduct at 5901 E. Galbraith Road, Feb. 20. Juvenile male, 16, disorderly conduct at 5901 E. Galbraith Road, Feb. 20.

Vehicle window shattered at 8175 Hetz Drive, Feb. 25. Vehicle tires damaged at 8723 Wales Drive, Feb. 20.

Identity theft Reported at 8568 Kenwood Road, Feb. 22. Misuse of credit cards

Reported at 10440 Loveland, Feb. 9. Theft $1,704 removed from victim through fraudulent means at 8615 Plainfield Lane, Feb. 27. GPS unit valued at $200 re-


Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering Area entered and furniture and currency of unknown value removed at 7450 Kelver Road, Feb. 25. Copper of unknown value removed at 8707 Lancaster, Feb. 21. Criminal damaging Vehicle panel damaged at 3839 Larchview, Feb. 25.

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

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SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP Josiah Evans, 18, 3639 Ravenwood Drive, theft at 7913 Montgomery Road, Feb. 24. Nickole Ellis, 37, 1110 Carolina Ave., disorderly conduct at 8001 Reading Road, Feb. 25. Kenneth Horsley, 53, 1142 1/2 S. High Street, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Feb. 25. Robert Reeves, 21, 8358 Lake Ave., receiving stolen property at 8358 Lake Ave., Feb. 27. Juvenile male, 17, theft at 4081 E. Galbraith Road, Feb. 27. Juvenile female, 15, theft at 7913 Montgomery Road, Feb. 25. Juvenile female, 15, theft at 7913 Montgomery Road, Feb. 25. Juvenile male, 17, curfew violation at 12090 Stillwind Drive, Feb. 25. Kenneth Muthama, 28, 988 Prairie, possession of marijuana at Stillwell, Feb. 25. Juvenile female, 15, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Feb. 18. Juvenile female, 14, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Feb. 18. Juvenile female, 17, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Feb.

moved at 4777 E. Galbraith Road, Feb. 26. Checks valued at $79 removed at 10813 Lake Thomas, Feb. 24. Merchandise valued at $256 removed at 7913 Montgomery Road, Feb. 26.

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Donations of food, money and time are needed for the 14th annual Dr. Samuel S. Rockwern Passover Delivery of Jewish Family Service. With the help of more than 120 volunteers, boxes filled with Passover food will be hand-delivered Sunday, April1, to approximately 425 Jewish community friends and neighbors who would otherwise be unable to afford to celebrate the holiday. This project was started by a group of dedicated volunteers in 1998.


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“The high cost of Kosher for Passover food makes observing the weeklong holiday of Passover difficult for many low-income individuals and families,” said Beth Schwartz, executive director of Jewish Family Service. “The rising costs of medical care along with rising unemployment force many to choose between buying food and paying for other necessities such as utilities or medicine.” Each Passover box contains matzah, matzah ball soup mix, macaroons, gefilte fish, Passover candy, grape juice, nuts, apples, and a chicken dinner. Cincinnati Hebrew Day School donated the storage and set-up facilities. Barrels have been set up throughout the community in congregations, Jewish schools, and Jewish agency lobbies to col-

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lect non-perishable foods such as matzah, matzah ball soup mix, and macaroons. A lead sponsorship cash gift from The Rockwern Charitable Foundation together with donations by individual community members help purchase fresh produce, chicken meals, and additional packaged food to make the Passover meal complete. Remke bigg’s at Highland and Ridge is also accepting cash donations for this cause. Displays with tear-off slips in denominations of $5, $10, and $20 will be available in the kosher food department and at check-out counters. Customers can present the slip to the cashier who will add the donation to their purchase. To donate your time, money, or food, contact Sandee at 513-766-3352 or

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