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The right environment A Madeira student will get a head start on her career this summer. Megan Stapleton, a sophomore at Madeira High School, is an aspiring environmentalist. See Schools, A5

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Sycamore Township’s request for bids to outsource fire and EMS services deadline draws nearer, with the date set for this Wednesday. The Board of Trustees maintains that the request was issued so it can determine all of its options to cut the fire budget to $3.3 million. Trustees President Tom Weidman said the board does “not want to pass on the burden” of funding the fire department beyond the current fire levy. He also maintains that the request for proposals, or RFP, “is not a move to privatize the fire


department” in Sycamore Township. The 2012 budget for the fire department is more than $1 million than the fire levy brings in. Funding losses from the estate tax elimination, local government fund decreases and other sources have created a deficit, and the board has said the fire department cannot continue to operate the way it has been. Residents and fire fighters have attended Board of Trustees meetings in droves for the past month and a half, saying outsourcing would put residents’ safety in jeopardy and might drive their property values down. Sycamore Township fire-

fighter Craig Creighton said whether residents will pass a levy, they should be able to vote on one. “The taxpayers have a right to vote (on a levy),” he said. While many residents who attended trustees’ meetings spoke out in opposition to the RFP and possible outsourcing, more residents began to speak up in favor of reviewing the bids. Sycamore resident John Abraham said that he supports the RFP because he expects the trustees to look at every option before making major cuts to the department or asking for a levy. “The RFP has to be done,” he said. “Before you look at me for

more taxes, I expect you to look at all options.” The Sycamore Township Fire Fighters Union submitted a costcutting proposal to the township, which association President Kelby Thoreson said outlined $1.6 million in cuts. Cuts proposed by the union moved the schedule from the current 24-hour work/72-hour off system to a 24-hour work/48hour off schedule, which would have firefighters working more hours at the same salary. Thoreson said this would create a 12.5 percent hourly pay cut. Other cuts included eliminatSee FIRE, Page A2

Neighbors watch Kutol proposal By Jeanne Houck

MADEIRA — Carol Campbell saysshehaslivedinahouseinMadeira for 47 years and is not about to allow a proposed large residential development to chase her out of town. “I’ve given it some thought, and I don’t have a problem with it,” Campbell said of a developer’s hope to build a 185-unit luxury apartment project at the former Kutol Products Co. site on Camargo Road, catty-corner to her home. “I love Madeira,” Campbell said. “I lived across from the factory for years and years and years and I think some people would believe that would be worse than

What do you think? Are apartments an appropriate use of the former Kutol Products property?

building a place for people to live.” Proposing to develop the Kutol site is Indian Hill businessman Richard Greiwe of Greiwe Development Group, who has asked Madeira to approve a zone change that would allow a $17 million to $20 apartment complex with 290 parking spaces. Submitted with Greiwe’s zonechange request is a concept plan with the preliminary information required and no information on the cost and size of the apartments. He asks in the paperwork See KUTOL, Page A2

Carol Campbell of Madeira lives across the street from the former Kutol Products site - seen here between trees to the left of Campbell and has no problems with a proposal to build luxury apartments there. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Committee parades on with centennial planning By Leah Fightmaster Deer Park groups continue to make the most of their city's centennial celebration. The upcoming student government night will serve as a mini birthday party for the city at 6 p.m. March 27, with a dinner preceding the meeting. Local Deer Park restaurants, such as Rusty's, Deer Park Del, Chicken on the Run and Apple Tree, will be cooperating for the celebratory meal, Councilperson Chris Hedger said. Each person will cost $15, but the city will pay for the students participating. The meeting will take place in Amity Elementary's cafeteria and will replace the



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March 26 city council meeting. Hedger said the centennial committee is still looking for people who share their birthday with the city on March 27, and added that she has received several responses from residents who have lived in Deer Park for many years for the recognition. Later this year, Deer Park will take its celebration downtown, with a "Day at the Reds" on June 24. The committee is gathering RSVPs for the 1 p.m. game against the Minnesota Twins, and tickets are $10 a person, Hedger said. The centennial's parade has a set route for its Aug. 4 event. The committee is working on inviting shriners from the Syrian Shriners of Cincinnati, and is also looking

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ing most of the part-time staff, relying mostly on the full-time staff to cover all shifts. The proposal also suggests selling two fire trucks the department no

longer uses for $300,000, and increasing EMS response costs to $1,500. The Board of Trustees rejected the proposal, and Weidman said the proposal did not address vacation pay, while only providing a short-term solution to a long-term problem. He said selling the fire trucks

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will be “a band-aid” for the budget, if the township could sell the trucks at all. Weidman also said the township’s EMS billing company told the board that Sycamore was already collecting almost as much as it could be, and insurance companies are not likely to pay any more to-

ward EMS transportation. Township Administrator Bruce Raabe said the proposal, while it suggested possible cuts to be considered, still did not bring the budget to the necessary amount of $3.3 million. Sycamore Township has already received at

least one bid for outsourcing the department’s services, and Fire Chief William Jetter has said he is also working on his own budget proposal. Weidman said he thinks the trustees will take about a month to discuss the bids, if more are submitted, before any sort of decision is made.

Meanwhile, no plans for a levy have been discussed as a future option, although Weidman said it still remains a possibility.


proposal Monday, April 16, and then make a recommendation to Madeira City Council. The April 16 public hearing will begin at 7 p.m. at Madeira city hall off Miami Avenue. Madeira lost135 jobs and $70,000 in annual earnings taxes when Kutol Products left the city in February 2011 to move to Sharonville. Greiwe is negotiating

with the owner of the fiveacre former Kutol site – currently zoned for manufacturing – behind Walgreens and near the heart of Madeira’s downtown. Kutol made hand soap and soap dispensers there, but Madeira officials say the property has not attracted serious interest on the part of a manufacturer. Kate Duffy is another Madeira resident who lives across the street from the former Kutol site and has no problem with the proposed residential development. “But I feel Madeira would be better served by more retail and restaurants

– and fewer banks,” Duffy said. The Greiwe Development Group is building higher-density housing on Miami Road and Mariemont Avenue in Mariemont. While it remains to be finalized, Greiwe and a development partner, North American Properties of North American Properties, also are the intended developers of a project that includes luxury apartments plus retailers and other commercial businesses at Loveland Station and a portion of nearby Third Street in Loveland.

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that the zone change allow a maximum height of 50 feet and three stories with the development no closer than 10 feet to the side and rear lot lines. The Madeira Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on Greiwe’s


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Miller House closed for online inventory project By Jeanne Houck

MADEIRA — The Miller House Museum is closed until April 1 so members of the Madeira Historical Society can inventory its collections and post them on its website. “In April we will have a major opening celebrating our 40th year as a society,” said Doug Oppenheimer, corresponding secretary for the Madeira Historical Society. Details about the opening will be announced soon. Oppenheimer said Madeira Historical Society members also will use the time the Miller House is closed to renovate a room at the museum for an office. Heading the collections effort is museum curator Dona Brock, assistant museum curator Suzy Floyd and Grace McClorey, of Indian Hill, who is

The Miller House Museum is temporarily closed so the Madeira Historical Society can make an inventory of its contents and post them on the Internet where people can access the information. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS volunteering even though she is not a member of the historical society. Brian Groenke, a sophomore at Madeira High School and a member of Madeira Boy Scout Troop 209, is helping out as part of his Eagle Scout project. “The Madeira Historical Society is always trying to come up with new ways to share history with

people,” said Susan Hill, historical society board member. “We created the two online audio tours on Madeira landmarks and historical homes with the help of Eagle Scouts. “These tours let people walk through Madeira homes from the comfort of their own computers. “Now we are putting

some of the Miller House Museum collections online so that the objects, furniture, photos, and documents can reach anyone who has Internet access,” Hill said. “Teachers and others will be able to bring up relevant objects on their screen to begin discussions on the story of Madeira and other small American towns similar to Madeira.” Visit for more information about the Madeira Historical Society. For more about your community, visit Madeira

The Madeira Historical Society is taking stock of its collections at the Miller House Museum. Here are, from left: Suzy Floyd, assistant museum curator; Grace McClorey, of Indian Hill, who is helping out even though she is not a member of the historical society; and Dona Brock, museum curator. PROVIDED

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Energy agreement to yield savings By Forrest Sellers

An agreement with the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance is expected to provide as much as $200,000 for the Indian Hill Exempted Village School District. During the March 13 Board of Education meeting, Treasurer Julia Toth said the district had received a letter from the Cincinnati Energy Alliance indicating it would provide up to $200,000 in grant funding for maintenance projects geared toward en-

ergy efficiency. The school board approved bids for the cost of replacing three air Toth handler units at the middle school and a boiler at the primary school. The equipment cost for the three air handler units is $178,000 while the cost for the boiler is $30,000. Board member Tim Sharp said the projects

would be covered by the district’s capital improvement budget. An estimated $2.4 million of taxpayers’ money will be used to improve heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment in the buildings by the end of the 2012-2013 school year. Although the specific cost may vary depending on the bid for installation, the purchase and installation of the air handler units is budgeted at $625,000 while the boiler is budgeted at $100,000.

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cials are considering asking voters to increase taxes. Township officials are expectedtomeetinthecoming weeks in a worksession to discuss financial concerns and potential levies in 2012. FiscalOfficerPaulDavis

said the likely increase in cost for Hamilton County Sheriff's Department patrols will drastically affect the township and could lead to a police levy. Columbia Township currently pays for seven officers to patrol the township and budgeted $877,000 in 2012 for police services. However, Sheriff Simon Leis proposed the township


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add an additional five officer details as well as begin paying for the patrols. AccordLemon ing to Leis, the average cost of patrol officer is $87,054. He’s proposing a first-year cost to townships of $69,187 to help soften the blow until the April deadline, at which time townships will be responsible for the full amount. Township Administrator Michael Lemon called the move "double taxation," and said the sheriff is expected to offer another alternative to the township prior to the April deadline. Davissaidthetownship's Hamilton County Sheriff's Department patrols are still being negotiated with the county, but that cost is likely to increase significantly. "We need to be seeking a police levy," Davis said, noting sooner would be better than later. Lemon said police costs will be determined by the type of coverage the township receives. That's still being worked out, with a new


agreement expected to begin in April. "Until that decision is made we can't project Davis what police costs are going to be," he said. Lemon said an operating levy could also be discussed, due to the recent state cuts that led to a dramatic decrease in the township's general operating fund. Columbia Township is facing the elimination of the estate tax, tangible property tax and the sharp decline of the Local Government Fund from the state. With the recent annexation of the former Heritage restaurant location and Hahana Beach bar, grill and sand volleyball facility on Wooster Pike into Newtown, Davis said the township would also lose some inside millage that could cost the township money, though he's unsure how much that could be at the moment. Lemon said while all this is going on, the township will likely have to place a waste levy on the ballot in 2012, though that is expected to be a renewal and not an increase. The township has until July to place a levy request on the November ballot.

No bond for accused killer of toddler Gannett News Service Police detectives rarely attend defendants’ first court appearances. Hamilton County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Williams was so disturbed by the fatal beating of 2-yearold James Livesay he showed up at accused killer Anthony Pierson’s bond hearing to tell the judge what he knew. “I want to acknowledge the significance of his injuries,” Williams said. “He had a massive amount of internal injuries. A large amount of bleeding caused his death.” Municipal Judge Tyrone Yates then ordered Pierson held without bond on a murder charge – a rarity when million dollar bonds usually suffice to keep a defendant locked up. Pierson, clad in a yellow jumpsuit and flip flops that defendants on suicide watch wear, said nothing. His lawyer made no argument against anything that was said or done. Pierson, 32, who against orders from Hamilton County social workers was living with his girlfriend Pamela Burton in her Sycamore Township trailer, is accused of

fatally beating James to death. His arrest report says Pierson caused James’ death by “repeatedly striking him, causing internal injuries and bleeding.” Pierson was babysitting James while James’ mother attended classes as Brown Mackey College, where she was seeking a degree in criminal justice, according to family members. James’ biological father, Robert Livesay, said James was hospitalized last year after being left in Pierson’s care. Police and Hamilton County Job and Family Services workers investigated, but no charges were filed, Livesay said. Brian Gregg, a spokesman for JFS, said the agency was involved in James’ family’s life last July and the case was closed the following month. Gregg won’t say more on the advice of the prosecutor’s office, which acts as the welfare agency’s attorney. That investigation ended with JFS telling Burton Pierson was not allowed to live with her, or even allowed in the trailer park, according to Burton’s sister, Teresa Madison.

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Student’s D.C. invitation a mystery By Leah Fightmaster

A Madeira student will get a head start on her environmental career this summer. Megan Stapleton, a sophomore atMadeiraHighSchool,isanaspiring environmentalist. With future college plans to study the environment and animals, she hopes to receive a scholarship to a Division I school for soccer as well. Her soccer plans are what could have gained her an invitation to the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment, or WYSE, at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., this summer. “I thought, ‘How would I get nominated?’” she said. “My science teacher said she didn’t nominate me, but my guidance counselor said she did. Or they might have found me on a website for soccer with my major listed. It’s a mystery.” What is not a mystery is her invitation. Stapleton will be one of 250 students from across the United States to attend the summit from June 25 to 29. During those days, students will meet leading scientists and researchers working in the environment field, hear them speak and share a piece of work they have done with them, she said. An unexpected as the invitation was to Stapleton, she was chosen “based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in leadership in the sciences and conservation studies,” according to a release from the WYSE. George Mason University, along with its partners the National Geographic Society and the National Zoo, are bringing guest speakers, scientists and researchers together for students to hear and speak to, something Stapleton is looking forward to. “Talking to scientists excites me,” she said. “I can see myself being where they are, seeing what they’re like. It will be a cool experience to meet other kids and see a (college) campus.” Not only will Stapleton be able

Ursuline senior Margo Rusconi of Hyde Park and junior Candace Borders of Mason at "Pillow Talk" rehearsal. THANKS TO MARIANNE LANG

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Megan Stapleton, a Madeira sophomore, was recently invited to the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University. She will attend June 25-29. LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY P to mingle with scientists, she will also have a distinguishing experience for her college resume and a credit hour for college. And while she is hoping for that D-I soccer scholarship, she’ll be evaluating schools on more than just their soccer team. I don’t know where I want to go ... but I will look at schools for their major, too,” she said.

Stapleton said she wants to researchnewwaystopowercarsother than fossil fuels and finding medicines from animals to treat diseases.HertriptoGeorgeMason could put her closer to that career goal. “It’s an honor to be nominated,” she said. “I want to thank who nominated me. I would never turn it down.”

Ursuline students and their Chilean exchange “sisters” include, from left: front, Chilean students Carolina Costa, Maria Jesus Kipreos, Francisca Venegas, Camila Parker, Valentina Leichtle and Manuela Ortego; middle, Maria Hale (Fairfield), Shelby Breed (Loveland), Marcella Grow (Mason), Erin Yonchak (Liberty Township), Carly McCain (Milford), Sanda Mullin (Mason), Haley Johnson (Milford), Kelly Kopchak (Sycamore Township) and Hannah Mehrle (Liberty Township); back, Maddie Kennard (Loveland), Alicia Lang (West Chester Township), Lauren Williams (West Chester Township), Liz Bender (Montgomery), Megan Darlington (Mason), Abby Hellmann (Hyde Park) and Diana Suarez (Mason) THANKS TO MARIANNE LANG

Ursuline hosts Chilean students Ursuline Academy hosted six students from Villa Maria Academy in Santiago, Chile. This is the fourth year that Ursuline has participated in the exchange program with Chile. While here, the Chileans attended classes, participating in conversation sessions with Spanish II and III students, and introducing the Ursuline community to their country, school and city through PowerPoint presentations. Each of the Chileans stayed with her Ursuline host-sisters'

dents and male actors from Moeller SCPA, St. Xavier and Sycamore high schools. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $3 for students, and can be reserved/purchased by emailing Dan Nieman at or calling (513) 791-5791 ext 1306.

family where they continue to learned more about everyday life in Greater Cincinnati. Their itinerary included field trips to local attractions such as the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Freedom Center, the University of Cincinnati, Fountain Square, Cincinnati Music Hall, the Contemporary Arts Center, Carew Tower, Findlay Market and a dance performance at the Aronoff Center. Ursuline host sisters were junior Cate and sophomore Lauren Brinker of Anderson Township (hosting Maria Jesus Kipreos);

junior Kristin and sophomore Erin George of Mason (hosting Manuela Ortega); freshman Rebeecca and junior Stephanie Hagedorn of Springfield Township (hosting Valentina Leichtle); junior Emily Holmes of Loveland (hosting Camila Parker); junior Kelly and freshman Maura Kopchak of Sycamore Township (hosting Carolina Costa), and sophomore Emily Pellot of Mason (hosting Francisca Venegas). In June, 12 Ursuline students and two faculty members will travel to Santiago.

For the second consecutive year, administrators at Saint Gertrude School have instituted their own report to constituents aptly named the “State of the School” address. It is a chance for the principal, pastor, and staff members to update the community about the progress the school is making in core subject areas and student achievement as well as providing a financial report. One-hundred-forty-five attendees were on hand in the school cafeteria to hear from the principal, Sister Mary Aquinas, as she reported on a wide variety of topics. Sister Mary Aquinas said, “The address is an effort to increase communication and to continue educating our entire community on the status of our school. As the school year progresses, we stop and reflect on all the great work that is being done by many people. I am pleased to discuss the continually emerging vision of the school, including accreditation updates, academic goals, recent statistics and an update on the current finances. Since parents are the primary educators of their children, we work together to meet these goals and continue to educate, communicate and build a relationship with each and every parent to ensure the future success of our students.” The principal went on to say, “for all parents to gain a better understanding of the school and for us to report to them what goals are being met and what processes are in place to insure the success of

all students is vitally important. Recent data shows that our students are performing well, and we enjoyed reporting those statistics. But more importantly, our coming together is imperative for us as a community to do what is necessary to strengthen this wonderful place we call St. Gertrude School.” Carol Winstel, who has a fifth-grade son at the school, was very pleased with the presentation. “Sister Mary Aquinas and the staff did a great job delivering the message. I enjoyed the new promotional video as well. I thought the whole evening was great,” Winstel said. Sam Rayburn, parent of a daughter and son at Saint Gertrude said, “The State of the School event went extremely well. I was very pleased with the test scores and am impressed with the overall image the school is projecting—positive and enthusiastic!” Sister Mary Aquinas closed the evening with a challenge and encouragement to the parents and faculty. “I look forward to working with each of you as we continue the important ministry of the school. Thank you for entrusting your children with us. It is both a pleasure and a privilege to work with them each and every day and to be surrounded by a community filled with talented faculty, staff and parents so committed to the education of children.” To learn more about St Gertrude’s School, go to


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Crusaders bow out Mustangs in regional semifinal bring back lots of fire power By Scott Springer

CINCINNATI — As coach Carl Kremer had warned, an early Moeller win over Middletown, 55-38 on Dec. 23 meant little on March 14. Fresh off a win over Princeton in Dayton, the Middies came to Xavier’s Cintas Center, took the lead from Moeller in the second half and won their regional semifinal game 41-37. The loss ended the Crusaders’ season at 21-4. Moeller lost to Hialeah (Fla.), a state champion, La Salle (a defending state champion) twice, and the Middies. “I tip my hat to them,” Kremer said. “They played a smart game. He (Josh Andrews) did an excellent coaching job.” Kremer just celebrated his 400th win last month. His counterpart Andrews won his 100th by beating Moeller and is not even 30 years old yet. “We actually knew they were going to be a lot more conservative defensively and stay in the lane,” Kremer said. Despite the strategy, Moeller had a 12-4 first quarter lead that quickly became 18-6. Then Geovonie McKnight and Jalin Marshall of the Middies started whittling away. By halftime the lead was just 20-15 and the game was quickly tied in the third quarter as Middletown legend Jerry Lucas watched in the stands near the Middies bench. “They had some guys make some tough shots and kind of get back in,” Kremer said. “They got a couple in transition that bothered us and got them back in the game. We got tentative.” Tentative is usually not how a Moeller team plays, but the uncertainty on this night led to a 12-4 third quarter for Middletown and the eventual victory. In the fourth quarter, Moeller was forced to foul. They often picked on 6-6 center Chance Sorrell of the Middies. Whatever flaws Sorrell had from the charity stripe were missing on this night. “We were aware of his freethrow shooting,” Kremer said. “We made the decision before the game that if they had the lead late, we were going to put him on the line. He was shooting 20 percent. I told him after the game that was a heck of a job in a pressure situation.” The toughest part of any postseason loss for a high school coach is the finality of the game for the veteran players. Eight Moeller seniors hung up their prep sneakers after the Middletown game. “This is a great group of seniors,” Kremer said. “It’s just so hard to say goodbye to them. I feel bad for them. (Tony) Sabato, (Ben) Galemmo and (Alex) Voss have been such unbelievable players. They made regionals all three years on varsity.” Though it wasn’t comforting after the defeat, Kremer still was looking forward to getting the next group of Crusaders on the floor again. “We have Josh (Davenport) and Trey (Hawkins),” Kremer said. “Plus, our reserve team was 16-4 and our freshmen were undefeated. We’ve got good players coming up, but we’ll be totally different. We’ll be very, very young next year. We’ll have Keith (Watkins) coming off football again. He’s going to take a pounding.” Watkins and Davenport will

By Tom Skeen

MADEIRA — After an 8-4 season (2-3 Cincinnati Hills League), the Madeira boys tennis team returns its entire team. Junior John Muenz earned AllCHL Honorable Mention his freshman and sophomore seasons, and will return as the Mustangs’ top singles player. The junior finished 7-4 last season in singles matches. Seniors Jake Blackwelder and Richard Herndon - both SecondTeam All-CHL last season - were the top doubles team with a 7-3 record, but they may not be paired together this season. “I expect something out of them, but they may not play together,” coach Arnie Maslow said. “Putting a team together is like a jigsaw puzzle. People may not be playing the same positions, but they will be playing in the best positions where they have the probability or possibility of being successful.” Junior James O’Connor is coming off a 6-1 season at third singles and earned Second-Team

Madeira senior Richard Herndon was a part of the first doubles team and earned Second-Team All-CHL honors last season. FILE ART All-CHL honors, and will be a big factor in singles matches. Coming off their best season five years, Maslow is keeping expectations within reach, but his squad has the experience to make waves in the CHL. “My expectations are that we will finish in the top-10 in the polls of the Division II schools,” he said. “My goal is to compete well with schools like us and that goal is normally achieved.”

Indian Hill senior midfielder Alex Cepela goes airborne in a scrimmage with Mariemont March 13. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS Moeller's Josh Davenport scores during the Crusaders’ regional semifinal at Cintas Center March 14. Davenport led Moeller with 14 points, but Middletown upset the Crusaders 41-37. TONY TRIBBLE FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Indian Hill lacrosse teams roaming fields By Scott Springer

INDIAN HILL — A bitter loss to Summit Country Day last May 25 is fresh in the mind of Indian Hill boys lacrosse coach Spencer Dunning and his team. The 6-3 defeat left their record at 9-6-1 and left several Braves seniors anxious to return to the field. “Last year we had four seniors,” Dunning said. “All these seniors this year were juniors that were contributing. They all remember that game.” Indian Hill returns two of last year’s captains in Jordan Schriner and Rob Becker. Seniors Da-

Moeller head coach Carl Kremer reacts during the Crusaders’ 41-37 loss to Middletown in the regional semifinals March 14 at Xavier. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

be seniors next season, while Hawkins will be a junior. Also seeing tournament playing time for Moeller was 6-6 junior Patrick Wrencher and 6-8 freshman

ron Artis and Luke Lewis will join the pair as the four captains will try to lead their teammates over the hump by late May. “We’re expecting a lot out of them,” Dunning said. “We’ve got to take one day at a time and keep getting better. We have16 seniors this year, which is probably the largest amount we’ve had in a long time. Our expectations are high.” Thus far, only senior attacker Ian McKay is slated to continue playing lacrosse in college, signing with Belmont-Abbey in the fall. Junior Tanner Landstra is See LACROSSE, Page A7

Moeller's Tony Sabato reacts during Moeller's 41-37 loss to Middletown in the regional semifinals March 14. Sabato had 10 points in his final Moeller game. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Nate Fowler, while sophomore Grant Benzinger was among those dressing varsity who should be in the 2012-13 mix.

Indian Hill senior midfielder Chris Bowman is off to the races in a March 13 scrimmage against Wyoming. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS



Madeira girl signs with Rio Grande Mai Rottinghaus of Madeira, daughter of Tom Rottinghaus and Sharon Hedrick, committed to play Division II soccer at University of Rio Grande during a Feb. 3 ceremony at St. Ursula Academy. Mai played reserve soccer for St. Ursula Academy in 2010 where she played forward and midfielder. But her greatest success came on the field with her club team, Kolping Premier. In addition to shining on the soccer field, Mai is very active in community service, including

activities through St. Ursula Academy. She has performed more than 700-hours of community service through non-profit organizations including the Butler County United Way, Hamilton Living Water Ministries, and the Bulldog Buddies tutoring program at SUA. To learn more about St. Ursula Academy and its athletic programs, please visit

From left, along with parents and staff behind them, St. Ursula Academy athletes Natalie Besl (soccer, Savannah), Emma Lancaster (soccer, Purdue), Sarah Mazzei (track, cross country, Xavier), Mai Rottinghaus (soccer, Rio), Alex Short (soccer, George Washington), Natalie Smith (soccer, UC), Abby Weber (soccer, Duquesne), and Marisa Wolf (soccer, Ohio State) sign letters of intent Feb. 1. THANKS TO JILL CAHILL

MND volleyball inducted into hall of fame in Chicago READING — On Feb. 26, Mount Notre Dame High School’s varsity volleyball team was inducted into the Sports Faith International All Star Catholic High School Hall Of Fame as the 2012 National Female Team of the Year. Chaired by Chicago Bears’ co-owner Patrick McCaskey, Sports Faith International, a nonprofit, Chicago-based media initiative, seeks and recognizes outstanding athletes, coaches and teams who are inspirational role models on and off the field for induction into its Sports Faith Hall of Fame. Inductees are selected on the strength of their credentials (excellence in athletics, academics, community service and Catholic Faith) and the inspirational value of their personal stories.

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looking at High Point. About 25 percent of the squad were Indian Hill football players and a few are looking to continue their gridiron careers, including Rob Becker who’s fielding DIII offers. Indian Hill, Mariemont and Wyoming are the only Cincinnati Hills League schools that play lacrosse, so the squads are familiar with one another as evidenced by their recent preview matches on March 13. Dunning, a former Mariemont player himself, is highly aware of the Warriors’ prowess on the turf. “Mariemont’s always tough,” Dunning said. “It may be a defensive battle in the CHL. We have a strong defense this year. All of the defenses are looking big.” Dunning’s Braves will be doing a spring break trip this month, starting March 23 at Louisville Trinity. “One of, if not the best, lacrosse teams in Kentucky,” Dunning said. The trip south will then continue with two games that weekend against teams in Nashville. After the break, the Indian Hill

Indian Hill senior captain Rob Becker battles at Mariemont during a scrimmage with the Warriors March 13. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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On Feb. 26, Mount Notre Dame’s varsity volleyball team was inducted into the Sports Faith International All Star Catholic High School Hall of Fame in Chicago as the 2012 National Female Team of the Year. From left are: Front: Gina Frank, Rachel DiLeonardo, Tess Austin, Robyn Kerley, Patrick McCaskey (co-owner of the Chicago Bears), Lizzie Schnicke, McKenzie Jones, Joe Burke (Head Coach); back: Mark Schenkel (athletic director), Christine Chandler, Maddy Rohlfs, Molly Kelsey, Melissa Emming, Libby Pelzel, Maddie Hausmann, Caitlin Shipp, Tom Gold (assistant coach). THANKS TO MARK SCHENKEL In December, Mount Notre Dame’s Head of School Larry Mock approached other school administrators about nomi-

nating one of the sports teams. Since the varsity volleyball team won the Division 1 state championship, the administrators

Coach Walt Haag’s girls lost to Mariemont in the state quarterfinals 10-5 last May 26. The Lady Braves finished 15-4 and were ranked No. 16 in Ohio Division II by “I hope to be beyond that this year,” Haag said. “I hope to be in the state final.” Haag is optimistic because of veteran experience and well-prepared newcomers. “I only lost a small number of seniors,” Haag said. “We have a lot of returning players and some freshman that came up through the middle school program that are looking pretty strong.” The evidence points to the feeder programs becoming stronger in Indian Hill and Mariemont, thanks to the growth of the sport. “We’re getting girls now that have skills in the ninth grade that you usually don’t see until the junior year,” Haag said. “I actually have some freshman that are going to be solid players on the varsity. Lacrosse here in the Cincinnati area is beginning to rival Columbus which in the past has had the stronger programs.” Emma Gold and Kathleen Heinbach, both return for Haag as senior starters. “They both should be big scorers this year,” Haag said. Gold, Heinbach joined

Thirteen members of the MND volleyball team along with head coach Joe Burke and chaperones traveled to Chicago for the ceremonies. The team attended a luncheon at the Deer Path Inn in the northern suburbs of Chicago where area high school athletes received “Hometown Hero” awards. After the luncheon, the team proceeded to the Chicago Bears practice facility where Holy Mass was celebrated followed by the induction ceremony inside “George Halas Hall.” The ceremony was very inspirational as inductees shared what their faith has meant to them and how it has helped them not only in their athletic pursuits, but in their everyday lives.

Schlensker resigns as Amazons hoops coach

powers Mason and St. Xavier. “The schedule’s not going to be easy, so we’ll find out pretty early who we are,” Dunning said. “It’s front-loaded this year. I’m going to try to put pressure on our guys and find out who we are.”

Indian Hill girls lacrosse

agreed that the volleyball team should be nominated. At the end of January, Mount Notre Dame Athletic Director Mark Schenkel

received a call from Pat McCaskey of the Chicago Bears congratulating him and the MND volleyball team for being selected as Sports Faith International’s National Female Team of the Year. The 12 inductees were chosen from high school, college and the professional levels. The four professional inductees included Tom Benson (owner and president of the New Orleans Saints), Mike McCoy (11 year NFL veteran, Green Bay Packers’ No. 1 draft pick and seven year veteran), Audrey Zavodsky (record breaking race car driver with 50-plus podium finishes including 14 wins) and Darrell Miller (played five years in Major League Baseball with the California Angles, brother of basketball greats Reggie and Cheryl Miller).

By Scott Springer

Senior attacker Ian McKay competes against Mariemont March 13. McKay will play in college at Belmont-Abbey SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

juniors Sarah Hanson and Sydney Winans as U.S. Lacrosse academic All-Americans last season, something Haag takes great pride in. The Lady Braves also return co-defensive MVP Elena Horton and Ashley Faulkner in goal after a summer of playing with the UC ‘Nati Lax club program. Indian Hill begins the season April 5 at Cincinnati Country Day.

MADEIRA — Madeira girlsbasketballcoachDave Schlensker resigned after 18 years with the Amazons. Madeira was 16-7 this season, lasting three games into the postseason before a 52-47 loss to Badin March 3. “After40yearsofcoaching basketball I've just reached a point where I just need a break,” Schlensker said by email. “I have loved coaching and have worked with great student athletes, but I'm tired of the stresses involved.” Among his milestones at Madeira were his 200th, 300th and 400th career coaching wins; three CincinnatiHillsLeaguetitles;a 48-game CHL win streak; eight sectional titles; four district titles; two regional

Madeira Amazons head basketball coach Dave Schlensker looks on Jan. 25 as his squad faced league-leader Indian Hill. Schlensker resigned March 14 after 18 winning seasons with Madeira. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

titles; two state semifinal appearances; and 18 winning seasons. Schlensker’s 40 years of coaching includes 29 as a varsity head coach. Prior to his girls stint at Madeira, he

was the varsity boys coach at Norwood from 1983 to 1994. He had seven winning seasons with the Indians, including a league championship in1994, the first title there since1958. Madeira Athletic Director Joe Kimling has no plans for a successor yet. Schlensker’s son, Todd, was an assistant under his father, but family issues will keep him from taking over. “My son will not be taking over, even though he would be great at it,” Dave Schlensker said. “They are expecting their second childinJune,andwithwork and family responsibilities it would just be too much right now.”

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I was utterly astounded to read that the city of Madeira is actually considering allowing the construction of a 180-unit apartment complex on five acres within the city. This project will totally destroy the character of Madeira as a small community made up basically of single-family homes. It will result in a great increase in congestion and traffic, and a substantial influx of children into the schools. It will of necessity require substantial public improvements, such as road-widening, as well as increased police and fire protection needs. As far as these costs being paid for by the taxes that will be produced by the development, I understand that the builder/ owner and the city are already talking about tax breaks for the project. This brings back memories of the 50 percent real estate tax cut given to Bradford Place. We simple homeowners, of course, don’t get any breaks. In addition, every homeowner who lives anywhere this project will see the value of their

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homes decrease, and will find it even more difficult to sell in an already difficult market. I urge all Madeira homeowners to express opposition to this ill-conceived plan, and attend the Planning Commission hearing April 16.

Margaret Goederer Madeira

CH@TROOM March 14 question Do you plan on buying the new iPad, or do you wish you could buy the new iPad? Why, or why not?

“I have used Macintosh Computers since1986 and have long since lost track of how many I have owned. I presently have a MacBook Pro with a15" screen. I can't see how I would use an iPad. I do not like touch screen keyboards and find the screen too small for everyday use. The onboard storage is too small to accommodate my 42 GB picture library (25,000 pictures). It is probably great for surfing the web email and picture browsing, but I don't see it as my main computer. I prefer a camera with ultra-zoom capability. I would rather have one computer that I can use for everything than ride herd on what is stored on two or three.” F.S.D. “I'm not sure. Until recently I've resisted the pricey electronic gadgets preferring the old-fashioned methods. “However as I see friends and relatives, especially the younger ones, use these devices I am tempted to try them. As the prices comes down and I see ways they can help me, I just might make the plunge sooner rather than later.” R.V. “I hate to sound like an old coot, but I cannot think of a single aspect of my life that would be enriched by having an iPad. I'm in my mid-70s, and only have a cell phone so that my daughter and wife can reach me if I'm out. “Here's one reason why I'm not crazy about new phone technology: Several months ago, my wife got a new and fancier cell phone, and is still learning how to use it. Last night at midnight, I heard this crazy music playing somewhere, and tracked it down to her cell phone, but it stopped. It happened again twice, and it woke her up, and I handed it to her. It turned out to be an alarm, but she didn't know how to turn it off, since she had only learned how to set the alarm that day. I was tempted to throw

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the thing out in the back yard, but restrained myself, and put it in a desk drawer behind a closed door. So I don't think I need a new iPad.” Bill B. “Being relatively tech-savvy, it would be hard for me to deny that Apple's iPad is a large leap ahead of its competition; however, at about one-third the cost, Kindle's new Fire tablet is really hard to beat. “My wife and I bought each other one for our birthdays this year and so far the Fire has performed beautifully. It has amazing resolution, a smooth web browser, handles books (through Amazon's Kindle store - many of which are FREE to Amazon Prime members - or through the local library's e-book section), apps, photos, games, etc. The only drawback is that the current model is only WiFi enabled, but I would guess a 3G or 4G version will be forthcoming. “My biggest beef with the iPad is the cost and the fact that Apple probably has the next gen iPad ready to launch already - great marketing/sales strategy, but tough on those who are addicted to the "latest" gadgets. I won't be buying one soon. 'Nuff said!” M.M. “Not interested. I have used iPads - helpful when I don't have easy computer access - but don't like "typing" on the keypads or the limitations of software. Don't feel a need to have a smart device on my person all day long (not interested in smart phones, either) and find that when I travel my laptop is still the most useful device for me.” J.S.B



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Businesses always need highly skilled workforce Jobs. Jobs. Jobs. For many area residents, the search for meaningful and family-sustaining work is ongoing. At the same time, there are employers hunting for workers with the skills they need. The gap is an educational one. Many of those who are looking for a good career don’t have the training or Robin White COMMUNITY PRESS education to begin in a GUEST COLUMNIST high-demand field. Fortunately, Southwest Ohio residents have a wide range of public choices for career training and education – public colleges, universities, and career-technical centers like Great Oaks Career Campuses. Each serves a specific need. Career-technical centers offer career certification and college preparation for high school students; they also offer certification programs

for adults who want to begin a new career in a year or less. For example, many area welders, law enforcement professionals, firefighters, electromechanical maintenance technicians, plumbers, medical office staff, and others got their start at Great Oaks. We must continue to close the education gap. One way to do so is to ensure that there’s a direct link between educational institutions and employers for the benefit of students. Great Oaks recently made a connection with Chris Hamm of Altimet, a brand-new aluminum processing facility in Batavia. We discussed their need for employees as they become established and continue to grow, and he expressed a desire to help our students develop skills that will make them successful in the future. We’re excited to work with Altimet, and it’s one of hundreds of partnerships Great Oaks has with area businesses – from auto body shops to corporate offices to advertising agencies to beauty salons to manufacturing

plants; and the list goes on. Each of those partnerships is designed to give our students real-world experience and a connection to future careers, while providing area employers with the chance to meet and mentor talented young people. That connection with business also ensures that the right training is available when needed. Great Oaks must anticipate and meet the demand; that’s why we’ve recently begun high school programs like biotechnology and lodging management, and adult programs like dental assisting and plumbing. A strong link between educational partners is necessary, too. We’ve worked for decades with the outstanding public two-year and four-year colleges and universities in southwest Ohio, and together we can provide an educational path for those who want to continue to grow and advance in their careers.

Robin White is president/CEO of the Great Oaks Career Campuses.

An easy cell: Health-care texts are wave of the future Recent innovation in health care has resulted in the use of technology in health care applications, ranging from actual physician care to maintenance of health records. A rapidly advancing component of health care technology includes the world of mobile health – that is, technology that makes use of mobile devices, including the ubiquitous cellular phone to assist in managing health and information. At a recent summit on mobile health technology presenters shared current and future thinking on wide-ranging applications using technolTim Ingram ogy already COMMUNITY PRESS available toGUEST COLUMNIST day to assist in the diagnosis and management of disease. For instance, a cardiologist at the convention demonstrated a mobile device able to perform an echocardiogram and ultrasounds. There were demonstrations of contact lenses that monitored glaucoma symptoms; photographic applications that track changes in skin conditions and test strips able to analyze and transmit data from droplets of saliva. Those who watched the Super Bowl a few of weeks ago may not have realized that while they were tuned into the most watched television event in US history mobile health technology was front and center. New England running back BenJarvis Green-Ellis was outfitted with a special chinstrap that detected, recorded and transmitted information on how hard he was hit throughout the game to gain insight into concussions. Similar technology is already

in use in youth sports with an iPhone app that helps check kids for concussions and other head injuries. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said at the same conference that mobile applications can bridge the information gap between doctors and patients and help patients take better charge of their health. “We’re talking about taking the biggest technology breakthrough of all time (mobile technology) and using it to address our greatest national challenge (health care),” she told the audience. A PEW Research report released late last year indicated that 17 percent of mobile phone users used their devices to look up medical and health information. A Juniper survey estimated that 44 million health applications were downloaded in 2011. We are most fortunate here in Hamilton County to have been selected to pilot a mobile application to help with a significant local and national health issue – Type 2 diabetes. Called txt4health, the program is launching in three pilot communities – Cincinnati, Detroit and New Orleans. To use this free program (standard messaging charges may apply; consult your wireless carrier for details), people enroll by simply texting the word, “HEALTH” to 300400 using their cell phones. During the enrollment process, participants are asked a brief series of questions that assess their risk for Type 2 diabetes. Based on their responses, individuals receive text messages for 14 weeks with customized information to help them assess their type 2 diabetes risk level, set individualized goals for increased activity and weight loss and connect with

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local health care providers and the existing wellness and diabetes prevention resources available in our community. In Hamilton County, the program is being coordinated by the Greater Cincinnati Beacon Collaboration and Hamilton County Public Health. Nationally, txt4health has been developed through a unique collaboration between the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Beacon Community Program and Voxiva. Why the focus on Type 2 diabetes, you might ask. Nearly 74,000 people in the Greater Cincinnati area have it. Nearly 30 percent of us are obese, which is a major risk factor for diabetes and other diseases. The txt4health program makes use of technology that research indicates 83 percent of us use – the mobile phone. The same research tells us that more than 70 percent of us use our phones to send and receive text messages. We encourage everyone to sign up for txt4health. While the focus is on diabetes there are messages for everyone dealing with healthy eating and exercise. The program will provide you some insight on the direction healthcare is heading in this country. Through the cooperation of our program partners you will also have access to health tips and referral to activities throughout the region. It would be wonderful to show Washington how Cincinnati lives up to its reputation as a leader in social media use and application by enrolling 25,000 area residents in txt4heatlh. Tim Ingram is the Health Commissioner for Hamilton County.

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Sharon Matola will speak about "Conservation Strategies That Rock" during the Barrows Conservation Lecture Series at the Cincinnati Zoo. She will speak on May 23. PROVIDED

Zoo’s series features scientists The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens’ 20th annual Barrows Conservation Lecture Series begins tonight. Once again, the lecture series will feature a lineup of internationally acclaimed scientists, explorers and conservationists – including Sharon Matola, recipient of the 2012 Cincinnati Zoo Wildlife Conservation Award. Since 1993, the series has brought a slate of esteemed naturalists and scientists to Cincinnati to address wildlife issues and global conservation efforts. Opening the series tonight, March 21, at 7 p.m., is Dr. Amy Dickman, who will present, “Money, Myths, and Man-eaters: Resolving human-carnivore conflict in Tanzania’s Ruaha landscape.” A senior research fellow at WildCRU, Oxford University, and an award-winning conservationist, Dickman has more than13 years of experience working with large carnivores, including lions and cheetahs. Her current research focuses on carnivore ecology and conservation in Tanzania’s Ruaha landscape where human-carnivore conflict is a critical conservation issue. Dickman will discuss the implementation of innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to long-term conservation success. On Wednesday, April 25, 7 p.m., Sharon Negri, will present, “Why Cougars Matter: An Ecological and Cultural Perspective.” Dedicated to protecting wildlife and wild places, Negri founded the Mountain Lion Foundation in 1986 and served as its director until 1990. Today, she directs WildFutures, a non-profit organization that works to bridge the gap between science and conservation, and promotes an understanding of large carnivores through education and community involvement. Negri was instrumental in the passage of the California Wildlife Protection Act of 1990, co-edited the book, “Cougar Ecology and Conservation,” and co-produced the award-winning film, “On Nature’s Terms: People and Predators Coexisting in Harmony.”

On Wednesday, May 9, at 7 p.m., Dr. Shirley Strum, will present, “Darwin’s Monkey: Smart, Sophisticated, and Adaptable.” Strum, a professor of anthropology at the University of California, has studied baboons in Kenya for more than 40 years through the Uaso Ngiro Baboon Project (UNBP). Her long-term research has revealed how baboons use intelligence, flexibility, and social skills to manage their complex world. This adaptability is the key to their success. Strum will explain how understanding baboon behavior helped create innovative conservation and management techniques. On Wednesday, May 23, at 7 p.m., Sharon Matola, will present, “Thinking (and playing) out of the box: Conservation Strategies That Rock!” If you really want an audience to embrace biodiversity conservation, Matola, founding director of the Belize Zoo, and recipient of the 2012 Cincinnati Zoo Wildlife Conservation Award, believes that you need to engage people in fun and creative ways. Highly successful, Matola’s innovative techniques have made a significant impact throughout Belize. During her presentation, Matola discusses her creative planning process and shares some of her fun and engaging techniques. All Barrows Conservation Lectures will be held in the Cincinnati Zoo’s Frisch’s Theater in the Harold C. Schott Education Center. All lectures begin promptly at 7 p.m. WGUC 90.9 is the media partner for the 2012 series and the Hilton Hotel Group is the hotel partner. The Barrows Conservation Lecture Series is made possible by the ongoing support of the family of Winifred & Emil Barrows. Tickets: Zoo members/volunteers $10 single, zoo members/ volunteers $38 series, non-zoo members $12 single, non-zoo members $46 series. For more information call 513487-3318 and to purchase tickets call (513) 559-7767 or for online purchases please visit

Dr. Shirely Strum is a speaker in the Barrows Conservation Lecture Series at the Cincinnati Zoo. She will speak on May 9. PROVIDED.

Amy Dickman with a detection dog will be a speaker in the Barrows Conservation Lecture Series at the Cincinnati Zoo on Mach 21. PROVIDED.

Sharon Negri will presnt "Why Cougars Matters" during the Barrows Conservation Lecture Series at the Cincinnati Zoo. She will speak April 25. PROVIDED


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, MARCH 22 Clubs & Organizations Adoption Orientation, 6-8:30 p.m., Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road, Learn about adoption and the Adoption S.T.A.R. agency. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. Presented by Adoption S.T.A.R. 631-6590; Symmes Township.

Education Right to Work, 7-8:30 p.m., Madeira Branch Library, 7200 Miami Ave., Learn about the Ohio Workplace Freedom Amendment,€ the issue that would place into Ohio a Constitutional ban on requiring Ohioans to join a union as a condition of employment. Free. Presented by Empower U Ohio. 250-4116; Madeira.

Home & Garden Hot Kitchens and Cool Baths Seminar, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Neal’s Design Remodel Gallery, 7770 E. Kemper Road, Project consultants and designers discuss trends in kitchen and bath design. Light fare provided. Free. Presented by Neal’s Design Remodel. 489-7700; Sharonville.

Lectures Town Hall Lecture Series, 11 a.m.-noon, Montgomery Assembly of God, 7950 Pfeiffer Road, Amy Dickinson presents “Ask Amy: A conversation with Amy Dickinson.” Dickinson writes syndicated newspaper advice column, “Ask Amy.” Her column appears in over 100 newspapers. Benefits Montgomery Woman’s Club. $40. Presented by Montgomery Woman’s Club Inc. 684-1632; event/1646686283. Montgomery.

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

On Stage - Comedy Ryan Stout, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place. College and Military Night, $4.. Reservations required. 984-9288; 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,” “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.

Recreation 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.

Support Groups Motherless Daughters Support Group, 7-8:30 p.m., Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Road, For adult women who have lost or

miss nurturing care of their mother. Free. Presented by Motherless Daughters Ministry. 489-0892. 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.

MONDAY, MARCH 26 Clubs & Organizations Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472 Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Paul Community United Methodist Church, 8221 Miami Road, Public speaking and leadership skills meeting. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472. 351-5005; Madeira.

Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Braxton F. Cann Memorial Medical Center, 5818 Madison Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300; Madisonville. More Brain Power II, Noon-1 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Pam Baird discusses even more ways to createnew pathways in the brain. Free. 985-0900; Montgomery.

FRIDAY, MARCH 23 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. Boy Scout Triple Nickel Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m., St. Gertrude School, 6543 Miami Ave., Cafeteria. Eat in or carryout. Dinner includes choice of fish, fish sandwich, or cheese pizza; with fries or macaroni and cheese; and coleslaw or apple sauce; a beverage and dessert. Family friendly. $7, $5 children. Presented by Boy Scout Troop 555. 652-3477. Madeira. Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., St. Columban School, 896 Oakland Road, 683-7903; Loveland.

Health / Wellness Pre-Diabetes Class, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Jewish Hospital Weight Management Center, 6350 E. Galbraith Road, Information on making healthy food choices, exercise and blood sugar control and monitoring blood sugar levels. $20. Presented by Mercy Health Partners. 686-6820; Kenwood.

Music - Acoustic Acoustik Buca, 7:30 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, 247-9933. Montgomery. Ben Alexander, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Performing on acoustic guitars and harmonicas. 697-9705; Loveland.

Hundreds of locals will participate in a hands-on pre-Passover experience as a Model Matzah Bakery is set up for them at the Blue Ash Kroger, 4100 Hunt Road, Blue Ash, from 2-3 p.m.,Sunday, March 25, and at the Duke Energy Children's Museum at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 1. Pictured are Brook Guigui with son, Asan, rolling out dough to make Matzah. THANKS TO RABBI BEREL COHEN

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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.

Health / Wellness

Ryan Stout, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$12. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Diabetes Conversation Maps Sessions, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates, 4460 Red Bank Road, Suite 100, Theme: Preventing long-term complications. 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.

On Stage - Theater

Home & Garden

Cole, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Hot Kitchens and Cool Baths Seminar, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Neal’s Design Remodel Gallery, Free. 489-7700; Sharonville.

On Stage - Comedy

Recreation Pickup Basketball, 10:30 a.m.noon, TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Men and women ages 25 and up. $15, free members. Through Dec. 28. 985-0900; Montgomery.

SATURDAY, MARCH 24 Benefits Starfire’s Final Four FlyAway, 7-11:59 p.m., Porsche of the Village, 4113 Plainville Road, Young professionals gather for evening of NCAA basketball and live entertainment. Includes Fine Car Museum tours. Open bar, raffles, silent auction and music by the Rum Runners. Ages 21 and up. Benefits Starfire. $65. Presented by Starfire. 281-2100; events.html. Mariemont.

Dining Events

Emily Kissela plays Rapunzel in The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati's upcoming production opening at the Taft Theatre on March 23.

Price varies for different activites. Registration recommended. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

English Afternoon Tea, 3-5 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Sweets, scones and tea sandwiches surrounded by Just Add Water gallery show and music of Nancy Clark, playing Celtic harp. Two traditional teas poured. $30, $15 ages 12 and under. Reservations required. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Exercise Classes

Music - Blues Tempted Souls, 7:30-11:30 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, Featuring the Sisters Milligan. Classic soul, R&B, classic rock and blues. Family friendly. Free. 233-7613. Montgomery.

Music - Jazz Alumni Appreciation Reception and Concert, 6:30-9:30 p.m., UC Blue Ash College, 9555 Plainfield Road, Special reception in library followed by concert featuring music by Down in Brazil at 8 p.m. in Muntz Auditorium. Family friendly. $12.50. Reservations required. 936-1577; Blue Ash.

Music - Religious Coming Together in Spirit and Song, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. A Women’s Spring Singing Retreat. With Theresa Sapunar., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Journey of discovering, integrating and refining both the voice and self-expression. Some scholarships may be available. Ages 18 and up. $65, lunch included. Reservations required. 683-2340; Loveland.

On Stage - Comedy Ryan Stout, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$12. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater Cole, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Recreation Young Professionals Open Gym, 7-10 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15. 985-0900. Montgomery. Kids Love Cool Trips: Rapunzel! Rapunzel!, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 2-5 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Begin at Pavilion with all-inclusive themed lunch. Then, attendees depart to see classic fairy tale of Rapunzel held at Children’s Theatre downtown. Ages 4-12. $15-$20. Registratrion required by March 2. 985-0900. Montgomery.

SUNDAY, MARCH 25 Art Exhibits Just Add Water, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Gallery. Works of artists in Nancy Nordloh Neville’s painting class. Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Films It’s Passover, Grover, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Shalom Sesame movie presentation. For families with children ages 6 and under and siblings. Free. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

On Stage - Comedy Ryan Stout, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, Bar and Restaurant Employee Appreciation Night, $4. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater Cole, 2 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Recreation Young Professionals Open Gym, 7-10 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15. 985-0900. Montgomery. Fit-Fun Day at the J, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Adult Triathlon, Men’s 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, Kids DJ party, spinning class, reformer demos, movie, lunch and more.

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, 6:30 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.

Recreation Pickup Basketball, 10:30 a.m.noon, TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15, free members. 985-0900; Montgomery. Spring Break Camps, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Water park, gym, game room and art room. Ages 0-6. $58 per day, $48 members; before and after care available. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

TUESDAY, MARCH 27 On Stage - Comedy TBS presents the Rooftop Comedy College Competition, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, Ohio State University vs. Miami University. Two item minimum. Ages 18 and up. $5. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Recreation Young Professionals Open Gym, 7-10 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15. 985-0900. Montgomery. Spring Break Camps, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, $58 per day, $48 members; before and after care available. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28 Cooking Classes Kid’s Healthy Cooking Classes, 4-6 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, ges 11-14. $40. Registration required. 315-3943; Silverton.

Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., St. Columban Church, 894 Oakland Road, Fifteen minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Loveland.

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

Recreation Pickup Basketball, 10:30 a.m.-

noon, TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15, free members. 985-0900; Montgomery. Spring Break Camps, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, $58 per day, $48 members; before and after care available. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

THURSDAY, MARCH 29 Health / Wellness In the Family, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Cancer Support Community, 4918 Cooper Road, Screening of documentary that chronicles the stories of families undergoing genetic testing, the decisions they make as a result and the impact those decisions have on their lives. Includes panel discussion. Free. Presented by FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered. 703-0739; Blue Ash.

Literary - Story Times Family Story Time, 7-8 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Gwen Roth from Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District present “The Lorax” by Dr. Seuss. Wear your PJs. Snack provided. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4450. Deer Park.

Music - Blues Sonny’s Solo Blues, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 697-9705; Loveland.

On Stage - Comedy Kyle Grooms, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, College and Military Night, $4. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Recreation Young Professionals Open Gym, 7-10 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15. 985-0900. Montgomery. Spring Break Camps, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, $58 per day, $48 members; before and after care available. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

Religious - Community Women’s Conference, 7 p.m., Embassy Suites Blue Ash, 4554 Lake Forest Drive, Daily through April 1. Multiple speakers ministering to the whole woman: spirit, mind and body to empower to live big. Last day of event held at Word Alive Christian Fellowship, 4260 Hamilton Ave., Northside. $45, $35 advance. Registration required. Presented by Beauty For Ashes International Women Ministry. 641-715-3900, ext. 590269; Blue Ash.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, Free, donations accepted. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, Donations accepted. 673-0174. Blue Ash.

FRIDAY, MARCH 30 Antiques Shows Antiques and Art Show, 5-8 p.m., Montgomery Elementary School, 9609 Montgomery Road, enefits Montgomery Woman’s Club Inc. $7, good for both days. Presented by Montgomery Woman’s Club Inc. 614-487-8717; Montgomery.

Dining Events Hartzell United Methodist Church Lenten Fish Fry, 4-7 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, $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, 5-8 p.m., St. Columban School, 683-7903; Loveland.



Rita shares Easter, Passover recipes Before we know it, Easter will be here. So today I’m sharing appropriate recipes for both Passover and Easter and will continue to do that for the next couple of weeks. The first two recipes for Easter eggs are ones you have to try. Pam Freeman, a Clermont County reader, shared these on my Union Township cable show “Love Starts in the Kitchen.” Pam and I were retail colleagues way back when. Now she and her husband, Alan, are parents of two cute little girls. I think Pam could give Martha Stewart a run for her money in the homemaking department. Pam is an avid gardener, crafter, good cook and all around creative person. Pam has a flock of what I call fancy chickens and some of hers lay beautifully colored eggs. Pam uses all of her eggs in these recipes. I’ll be sharing my recipe for naturally colored eggs with onion skins, red cabbage, etc. soon.

Silk tie eggs

“Both of these recipes are from Martha Stewart,” Pam told me. You have to use real silk. Pam bought ties at a secondhand store. Any piece of silk works, as long as it’s genuine. You can reuse the silk. These look so intricate. Wrap piece of silk around raw egg with pattern side toward egg. Wrap piece of white cloth around already silk-wrapped egg. Tie bundle with twisttie and place in glass or enamel pan. Fill pan with water to cover eggs. Add 3 tablespoons to 1/4 cup vinegar to water (depends on what size pan you use). Bring to boil and simmer for 20 minutes or more. Take eggs from water and unwrap when cool.

Fill cup with warm water (enough to cover egg). Stir and quickly drop egg Rita into water, Heikenfeld then quickly remove. RITA’S KITCHEN Dry egg with paper towel.

Nana’s healthier goetta recipe Western Hills reader Betty Sehlhorst sent me a Diet Workshop recipe for goetta that her daughter and she makes. Her grandkids called it “Nana’s sausage.” It contains ground turkey and turkey sausage and looks easy and yummy. Check out my blog at for the recipe, or give us a call here at the Press for a cop

Rotisserie-style roasted chicken at home The lady didn’t leave her name, but wanted to make roasted chicken that comes close to the rotisserie chickens from the grocery and restaurants. Here’s one from a “loyal reader” who says to be sure to follow roasting directions. “That’s what gives the somewhat sticky, dark roasted, skin which is delicious on it’s own,” she said. If you make roasted chicken for Passover, this may be a nice one to try. Mix together and divide in half: 1 generous tablespoon salt 1 teaspoon white pepper ½ teaspoon each: black pepper and cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon each: onion powder and garlic powder 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves 2 teaspoons sweet paprika ½ teaspoon dried oregano 2 medium onions, cut in large chunks 2 plump chickens,

kamp. Wiedemann’s bakery shop crescent nut cookie. “The shop closed and this cookie was only available at Christmas.”

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Martha Stewart's silk tie Easter eggs use real silk. Try looking for ties at a secondhand store. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD approximately 4 lbs. each

Remove giblets from chickens (save for another use). Rub each chicken inside and out with half of herb mixture. Put 1 onion into the cavity of each chicken. Put in large plastic bag. Refrigerate overnight, or at least 8 hours. Preheat oven to 250. Put chickens in roasting pan. If you like, add a little chicken broth or dry white wine around the bottom of the chickens. Bake 3½ to 5 hours, uncovered, until thigh

registers 180 degrees or juices run clear when poked with a fork. Enjoy!

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Howard shares car buying tips New vehicle sales were unexpectedly strong in January, but if you’re thinking of buying a new car I’ve got a tip that may save you time, money and embarrassment. I’ve heard from several people lately who had to return the new car they bought because of financing problems. Rob Nunn, of Union, told me, “Originally we were looking at maybe a used car, something newer but not brand new. But when we got to the dealer-

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Sheriff Simon L. Leis Jr., Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, announces the recipients of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office 2011 annual awards:

Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

Cpl. Gerald “Jay” Schmitt, 52, Colerain Township, 26½-year veteran of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, assigned to the Patrol Division, District One.

Baseball in the Big Apple Reds vs. Mets & Yankees May 16-20

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Corrections Officer Brian M. Hogan, 33, Sycamore Township, Corrections Division, assigned to Intake, sevenyear veteran of the Sheriff’s Office.

Law Enforcement Supervisor of the Year

Corrections Supervisor of the Year

Lt. Thomas Corbett, 51, Springfield Township, 30-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office currently assigned to the Sheriff’s Patrol Division, Criminal Investigation Section.

Sgt. Jeffrey McAuliffe, 41, Delhi Township, Corrections Division, assigned to Intake, a 20-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office.

Corrections Officer of the Year

Instructor Cassandra Jeter, Forest Park, a 15year veteran of the Sher-

Civilian Employee of the Year


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Civilian Supervisor of the Year Identification Supervisor Keith McGuire, 63, Mount Healthy, a 26year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, assigned to the Identification Unit, Records Division.

Health, Fitness and Appearance Award Top Performer Agent John D. Enderle, 38, Colerain Town-

Jeter ship, 9½ year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, assigned to the Organized Crime Division.


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throughout the J from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration in advance is requested for the adult Indoor Triathlon, three-on-three men’s basketball tournament and kids’ “TRY-athlon”

Barry Larkin Hall of Fame Induction July 20-23

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Health, Fitness and Appearance Award Most Improved Electronic Monitoring Officer Robert Seaton, 50, College Hill, seven-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, assigned to the Electronic Monitoring Division.

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29th Annual All Star Baseball Cruise “Allure of the Seas”

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Healthy Visions receives $30,000 grant Healthy Visions, a 26year-old education based non- profit that instructs youth on life issues, through a program called Safe Teen, is one of two agencies in Southwest Ohio awarded Ohio Department of Healthy

(ODH) Title V money to educate junior high and high school students on atrisk behaviors. Healthy Visions will receive $75,000 annually for four years. According to Carole Adlard, executive director, ‘The mission of Healthy Visions is to decrease at-risk behavior in teens by empowering and equipping youth with the skills and knowledge necessary to make healthy choices. Healthy Visions’ aim is to prevent, reduce and modify behaviors that can

lead to teen pregnancy, addictions, sexually transmitted diseases, violence, self-mutilation, and other self- destructive behaviors through in-class programs and school assemblies. The Safe Teen program arms teens with the knowledge necessary to make healthy decisions. “By equipping teens with these tools, we can create healthier, better adjusted adults and stronger communities,” Adlard said. The five modules taught in 26 junior high and

high schools in Adams, Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren counties reaching more than 5,000 students. Safe Teen is a week-long in-school presentation or students ages 12-18 addressing issues as sex, drugs, alcohol, dating violence, cyber bullying, abuse, harassment, rape, molestation, depression, cutting, negative selfthoughts, and eating disorders. It focuses on prevention, education, and the potential consequences regarding these issues.

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DEATHS Carol Louise Hughes

Carol Louise Hughes, 78, of Madeira died March 13. She was a secretary. Survived by children John (Sammie) Hughes and Lora Phillips; niece, Jill Truman-Hoch; nephew, Tim Truman; and great-niece, Sally (Matt) Hite.

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Preceded in death by siblings David Snider and Joyce Truman. No services are scheduled at this time.

Edgar Sweet

Edgar Sweet, 93, of Deer Park died March 12. He was a World War II veteran. Survived by children Brenda (Jim) Dyer and Dana (William) Heckle; grandchildren Robert (Roxana) Hollifield, Christian (Nelson) Lopez and Lauren and Brad Potts; great-grandchildren Mya and Carson Hollifield; and siblings, Hazel Chlagheck. Preceded in death by wife, Marie (nee Calder) Sweet; and brother, Claude. Services were March 16 at Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home, Evendale. Memorials to: Happy Church Kids Musical Program, P.O. Box 712, Jackson, KY 41339.

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Rehab designed to get you home sooner. Healing isn’t just about expertise and equipment. It’s about compassion and caring. Following an illness, an injury or recovery from a surgery, our Physical and Occupational Therapists, and/or our Speech Pathologist along with our highly skilled nursing staff will develop an individually planned program to maximize your functioning in getting you back home quickly.

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Hartzell United Methodist Church

The church is having its Lenten Fish Fry 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., every Friday through Good Friday, April 6. 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; 891-8527.

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.

St. Paul Community United Methodist Church

St. Paul Church services are 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. for traditional worship and 9:30 a.m. for contemporary worship with Praise Band. Sunday School is 9:30 a.m. for all ages and 11 a.m. is children’s mission hour. Nursery care is provided for all services. Join the church Sunday, March 25, as it continues the Lenten/ Easter series, “If I Could Ask... Questions for Christ on the Way


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

Sycamore Christian Church

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. The church is at 3850 E. Galbraith Road, Deer Park; 7917631; .


Sunday Services

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



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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

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

CHRISTIAN AND MISSIONARY Senior Pastor, Rev. Dave Robinette 986 Nordyke Road - 45255 (Cherry Grove turn off Beechmont at Beechmont Toyota) Worship Service, Sunday 10:45 am Classes For All Ages, Sunday 9:15 am Prayer Service Wednesday, 6:45 pm

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

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

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

Sundays 9:15am & 10:45am


CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 "When Love Speaks: I am Thirsty" Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

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

Dr. Cathy Johns, Senior Pastor Rev. Doug Johns, Senior Pastor


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

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 9:00 & 10:30 AM with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN

Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith Cincinnati, OH 45243

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

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


Active Youth • Outreach • Fellowship Music Ministries • Bible Studies

Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care Ages 3 through 12

681 Mt. Moriah Drive • 513.752.1333


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Sunday Worship: 9 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9 a.m.

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


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CHRISTIAN SCIENCE First Church of Christ, Scientist 3035 Erie Ave 871-0245

Building Homes Relationships & Families

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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SonRise Community Church Sunday services begin at 10 a.m. Dress is casual. The church is located at 8136 Wooster Pike, Columbia Township.



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

to the Cross,” with the sermon, “How can I Pull it All Together?” The scripture will be John 5:1-15. The children’s choir will sing at the 9:30a.m. and 11 a.m. services. Small group prayer and share meets every Wednesday morning at 7:30 a.m. in the chapel to discuss the upcoming Sunday morning scripture. The church gathers from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. each Wednesday for Wonderful Wednesdays with something for the entire family including children’s choir. The church is at 8221 Miami Road, Madeira; 891-8181; .


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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: Madeira-Silverwood Presbyterian Church

Did you know that now is the ideal time to sell your paid off house and move to a retirement community? 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? And did you know that starting to plan today gives you the best chance of selling?

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A sealed bid for the 2012 Paving Program for the City of Madeira, Ohio will be received at the City Manager’s Office, Municipal Building, 7141 Miami Avenue, Madeira, Ohio 45243, until April 4, 2012 at 11:00 AM local time and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud.

William Graham, 25, 293 Main Street, theft at 3400 Highland Ave., March 1. Michael Boggan, 22, 815 Dawn Road, drug possession, obstructing official business at I71, Feb. 24. Edwin Potter, 32, 802 Oak Canyon, theft at 3400 Highland Ave., March 6. Andrew Potee, 29, 7011 Grace Ave., theft at 3400 Highland Ave., March 6.

The CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be examined the following locations: City of Madeira 7141 Miami Avenue Madeira, Ohio 45243 (513) 561-7697

Brandtstetter Carroll, Inc 424 E. Fourth Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 (513) 651-4224

Copies of the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, full sets only, may be obtained at Lynn Imaging for a non-refundable payment of Thirty Five Dollars ($35.00) for each set of documents. Shipping and delivery costs are additional. Key Blue Prints contract information: 411 Elliott Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45215 Phone: 513-8212811 Fax: 513-821-6333 Bidding questions may be directed to Dave Stenger, Brandstetter Carroll Inc. at 513-374-5023. Each bidder is required to furnish with its 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. Each proposal must contain the full name of the party or parties submitting the proposal and all persons interested therein. Each bidder must submit evidence of its experiences on projects of similar size and complexity, and a complete listing of all subcontractors to be used. The right is reserved by the OWNER to reject any or all bids, and to waive any informality in bids received and to accept any bid which is deemed to be the lowest and best bid. The Contractor must comply with the Prevailing Wage Rates on public improvements in Hamilton County as ascertained by the State of Ohio Department of Industrial Relations. No BIDDER may withdraw his BID for a period of sixty (60) days after the scheduled closing time for the receipt of the bids. 94935


Incidents/investigations Burglary Residence entered and jewelry valued at $1,500 removed at 3901 Wind Street, March 3. Residence entered and jewelry and Ipad of unknown value removed at 2766 Losantiridge, March 6. Felonious assault Victim struck by a vehicle at 6750 Murray Ave., Feb. 28. Intimidation of witness Reported at 6835 Windward Street, March 2. Misuse of credit card Reported at 3251 Highland Ave., Feb. 28. Theft $380 in currency removed at 4200 Plainville Road, Feb. 24. Merchandise valued at $28 removed at 7385 Wooster Pike, Feb. 25. Shoes valued at $89 removed at 3262 Highland Ave., Feb. 25. Vehicle removed at 5652 View


Pointe Drive, Feb. 23. Reported at 8180 Wooster Pike, March 4.

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS 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

DEER PARK Arrests/citations Timothy L. Burns, 28, 3358 Twilight Drive, drug paraphernalia at Blue Ash Road, March 14. Edward J. Cockrell, 50, 4325 Oakwood Ave., disorderly conduct at 4325 Oakwood Ave., March 13. Edward J. Cockrell, 50, 4325 Oakwood Ave., disorderly conduct at 4325 Oakwood Ave., March 13.

Incidents/investigations Drug paraphernalia At Blue Ash Road at Oakwood Avenue, March 14. Theft A man said someone took a fire pit, value 4100, and a marine battery,value $175 at 7815 Beech Ave., March 13.

MADEIRA Arrests/citations Julie K. Kemme, 45, 4408 Carter Ave., theft, Feb. 21. Mark A. Bachman, 42, 11346 Holiday Way, drug instrument, Jan. 28.

Incidents/investigations Fraud, theft Money obtained through phone scam; $3,032 at 6581 Minnewauken, Feb. 27. Theft Dvds taken from Half Price Books; $82 at Montgomery

Road, Feb. 21. Tools taken; $3,850 at 5137 Windridge, Feb. 24. Theft from vehicle at Heartland of Madeira lot at Kenwood Road, Feb. 29.

SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Megan Ryan, 23, 5127 Lakeside Drive, drug possession at 8540 Montgomery Road, Feb. 26. Juvenile male, 17, curfew violation at 12090 Stillwind Drive, Feb. 25. Juvenile male, 16, curfew violation at 12090 Stillwind Drive, Feb. 25. Juvenile male, 16, curfew violation at 12090 Stillwind Drive, Feb. 25. Juvenile female, 16, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Feb. 25. David Gillum, 35, 6587 Redwing Court, theft, criminal trespassing at 7800 Montgomery

Road, Feb. 27. Gabrielle Hawkins, 19, 3430 Lansdowne Ave., theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Feb. 29. Michelle Beal, 40, 21 Handle Lane, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, March 3. Juvenile Female, 15, theft, criminal trespassing at 7875 Montgomery Road, March 3. Dana Eisenecher, 18, 1012 Second Street, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, March 2. Taylor Courtney, 19, 1309 Thunderidge, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, March 2. Paul Eckert, 30, 8723 Wicklow Ave., domestic violence at 8643 Wicklow Ave., March 4.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damaging Tires punctured at 5690 Kugler Mill Road, March 6. Misuse of credit card Reported at 7875 Montgomery Road, Feb. 27.


4136 Settle Road: Pierce Kathy E. to Splitt Paul A. & Erica L.; $75,500. 5660 Euclid Road: Stoppels Kelley & Shawn Hughes to Hine David F. & Aimee E.; $263,000. 5660 Euclid Road: Stoppels Kelley & Shawn Hughes to Hine

David F. & Aimee E.; $263,000. 6927 Cambridge Ave.: Zeller John E. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $52,257.

Third Bank to Newsom Lori Tr; $42,200. 7118 Virginia Ave.: Miller Emily A. to Schiff Aaron L.; $107,000 .



3801 Oleary Ave.: Utnage Christy M. to Maury Emery Michael; $114,400. 3926 Lansdowne Ave.: Fifth

5660 Whetsel Ave.: Kirby Herbert E. to Mork Home Lift LLC; $20,100.

to The Kenwood’s upcoming event! March 29 at 2:00 – 5:30 p.m.

A Health and Wellness Expo & Panel Discussion Join local entertainer Nancy James as she moderates a discussion with representatives from Scripps Gerontology Center, the Arthritis Foundation, Genesis Healthcare and Insightful Directions. Visit wellness stations throughout The Kenwood—from the therapy spa to the bistro—to learn how they can positively impact your health. Parking will be provided. Food and refreshments will be available throughout the day!

RSVP today at 513-655-5044 or visit


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