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Police arrest ‘suspicious’ man at Amity event By Leah Fightmaster

After a gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary and opened fire on students and teachers in December, schools across the nation took another look at their safety plans and heightened security.

Deer Park district employees put those plans into action March 14 at Amity Elementary, 4320 E. Galbraith Road, when two parents working at the front door at Amity Fine Arts Night noticed a man pacing. Feeling his behavior was suspicious, they alerted Holmes Primary and Amity Principal Amy

Byrne and Superintendent Jeff Langdon. They didn’t recognize him and called Deer Park police as he left at the end of the evening, Langdon said at the school board’s meeting March 20. When police officers arrived at Amity, they spoke to the man, Richard True, and found that he was wanted for outstanding

warrants from Greene County, northeast of Cincinnati. He was wanted for a felony charge stemming from likely not paying child support, and had been arrested in Deer Park before, Police Chief Michael Schlie said. The department took to their Facebook page to commend

Langdon, Byrne and the teachers and parents who helped monitor the man throughout the night. Schlie said that he was happy with the teamwork between the school district and the police department, and added that they acted appropriateSee AMITY, Page A2

Students bring international music to St. Vincent Ferrer By Leah Fightmaster

Music, while it varies by language, sound and instrument, is understood internationally. St. Vincent Ferrer students in Kenwood spent two weeks working with Hal Walker, a singer, songwriter and musician from Kent, Ohio. Funded by the Ohio Arts Council and the school’s parent-teacher organization, Walker brought the world’s music to the students as part fo the Artist in Residence program. Students were taught basics about the harmonica and an instrument called banakulas, which resemble two small maracas attached by a rope or string. Grades three through five paid tribute to the harmonica by singing songs Walker taught them, such as “Ode to the Harmonica” and “We Want More Harmonicas!” Eighth-grade students also performed what was described as a “cooperative stick dance” called “This is the Beat,” where

students used broomsticks to work together and create the song. Walker also said he created his way of teaching the harmonica, which includes a lot of hand and arm movement, because it works well when teaching large groups. Walker, who worked with St. Vincent Ferrer students once before in 2005, wrote the school’s song, “A Peaceful Place,” which third-grade students sang at their performances Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. He also worked with the eight graders to write their own song, “Who We Are.” He said he likes working with students, and that working at St. Vincent Ferrer has been enjoyable because of everyone involved. “The programs I’ve created have been very satisfying,” Walker said. “All I need is a school with kids and the music happens.” For more about your community and to sign up for our newsletter, visit

St. Vincent Ferrer eighth-graders sing their original song, "Who We Are," which they wrote with Hal Walker as part of the artist-in-residence program. LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Sami Smith, with her dog, Lexi, is hoping to donate a dog statue to be put in Centennial Plaza in Madeira. THANKS TO SAMI SMITH

Dog statue contentious issue in Madeira Therapy dog’s owner hopes for place in Centennial Plaza park By Jason Hoffman

MADEIRA — A longtime Madeira resident is hoping to place a statue of her dog in Madeira’s Centennial Plaza, but that wish is at odds with city government plans. Sami Smith and her dog, Lexi, have partnered with Madeira Schools and other organizations for the past eight years through a therapy dog program. Lexi, Smith says, is a community dog – she participates in reading programs for students at Madeira Elementary School, and has received awards from Madeira, former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and a flag flown at the White House by former President George W. Bush. “I believe a dog will add warmth to the park, and there are certainly enough parents, students and taxpayers who would support Lexi’s donation on their behalf,” Smith said in a letter to Madeira City Manager Tom Moeller. Smith says she just wants to leave something in memory of her 13-year-old companion. The bronze statue would cost $2,000 and be approximately three feet tall. “I didn’t realize how emo-

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tionally upsetting it would be that people working in city hall could not recognize all that we have done for the people of the city,” she said. Smith presented her proposal at the Feb. 11 city council meeting, and the request was sent to the parks and recreation committee. Initially, concerns over issues the statue would bring caused city leadership to balk at the idea. “There are some concerns of vandalism, if we were to place the statue there,” Mayor Rick Brasington said. “We have had the fountain there vandalized, and that creates an expense for the city to clean it up. There is also concern about the liability of having a statue – we don’t want to be involved with it if we can avoid it.” Those concerns, one former city council member says, are of little consequence. “If the city doesn’t want the statue in the plaza they should just tell her that – they shouldn’t give this woman BS,” said Doug Oppenheimer, who is also a member of the Madeira Historical Society. “I am not a proponent of the statue being in the park, but somewhere prominent in the community there ought to be a place for her to put it.”

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Smith has great intentions and is anxious to have a statue to represent what Lexi has done for the community, and worrying about vandalism and the cost to the city shouldn’t be used as an excuse, Oppenheimer said. If the city refuses to allow the statue at Centennial Plaza, Smith said she hopes she can put it in the butterfly garden at Madeira Elementary School. The garden was created to memorialize Tess Blackwelder, who died in 2007 when she was just 7-years-old. “When Tess was in hospice, we would visit her,” Smith said. “Lexi and I were close enough to Tess, I know (the statue) would be welcome in the garden.” The parks and recreation committee’s recommendation, delivered by Cpuncilwoman Melisa Adrien at the March 11 meeting, was that a statue could be placed in Sellmann Park, behind Madeira Middle School, instead of the plaza. Smith previously said she was only interested in the plaza park site. Council did not vote on the recommendation, opting instead to table discussion until it See STATUE, Page A2 Vol. 50 No. 3 © 2013 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED



Madeira discusses social media use for education By Leah Fightmaster

With social media sites and new technology changing almost daily, Madeira is looking at ways to best use it in the classroom. Madeira Board of Education’s planning commission surveyed eight local school districts, as well as parents and staff in Madeira. Topics, such as benefits, drawbacks and current knowledge, were asked in each survey. The

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could speak with the Madeira Board of Education about Smith’s alternative plan for placing the statue in the Butterfly Garden at Madeira Elementary School. The concern over allowing a citizen to emplace a statue was something council members worried would lead to future problems. “Once you open up the door with this statue, you can’t say no in the future to others,” Councilman Ken Born said. “If we do

commission received 177 surveys back from parents, determining that while digital devices such as cellphones and computers are abundant in households, many parents keep a close eye on how their kids are using them. Many parents felt that the frequent use of texting, Facebook, email and other mediums is discouraging face-to-face communication. On the other side, they felt that using these devices from a young age enables their move forward, we have to be very careful.” Smith said she would use her own money to pay for the statue in a city park, but if the statue goes in at the school, she hopes the school could help raise funds from students and parents. “Those children and parents would know they were a part of making the statue happen,” Smith said. Want to know more about Madeira government and community? Follow Jason Hoffman on Twitter: @jhoffman_cp.


kids to develop technological skills, commission member Melissa Barone said. Although parents pay attention to what their kids are doing on the Internet, many said they don’t always know how to use the social media sites their kids are using. Barone added that workshops geared toward students and parents could be helpful. Responses from staff members were similar, commission member Kel-

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Several people were arrested for allegedly buying or selling drugs in a Sycamore Township house. An anonymous tip led an undercover Hamilton County Sheriff’s deputy to stake out 4233 Williams Ave. in the Rossmoyne

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“This was exactly what the police department wants to see,” he said. “... If (a situation) is nothing, we can talk to (the suspect). ... But the one time something turns out to be serious,

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area of the township March 9. The caller said they had suspicions that people were selling drugs out of the house. Several people were stopped, which resulted in four arrests for trafficking and possession, Lt. Tom Butler said. Sheriff’s deputies also found about 150 grams of marijuana, some cocaine

and about $3,400 in cash on those who were arrested. On March 11, the department searched the house and found a firearm as well, Butler said. Want more updates for Sycamore Township? Follow Leah Fightmaster on Twitter: @LCFightmaster.

we want to be informed.” After, comments filled the department’s status, many thanking the police and school officials for handling the situation. Some said they were surprised, because they had been at the event and hadn’t noticed anything. School board Member Donna Farrell commented as well, explaining the situation

herself. “My 32 years in banking with all the security required there have taught me to trust your instincts when it comes to odd behavior,” Farrell wrote in her Facebook comment. Langdon said that he was proud of his staff for keeping calm and following safety procedures. “You never know how

home buyers real estate purchase information. The preparations are free, however donations made on the venter’s behalf would be greatly appreciated. Please call the Sycamore Senior Center Welcome Desk, 984-1234, to sign up for an appointment. There is another form required before the appointment available at the Welcome Desk. The Sycamore Senior Center is at 4455 Carver Woods Drive in Blue Ash.

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district, which began with surveying the students on social media. Students were not surveyed for this report. The commission went on to suggest that Madeira look into how they use social media for education and see where they can improve, hopefully drawing on some of Oak Hills’ successful programs.


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to have social media as an actual part of the curriculum, which the district implements in most grades. While Oak Hills uses social media actively, the report said that every district has a policy on social media for teachers. However, districts feel they don’t use those tools to their best ability and feel more education for parents and staff could be effective. The board’s planning commission made several recommendations for the

ly Flick said. Many shared the same concerns and praises for social media in class, adding that while it works well to engage students in the lessons, sometimes students’ attention can be fragmented. Other districts, which included Indian Hill, Wyoming, Mariemont and Oak Hills, reported the same benefits and drawbacks, but districts are attempting to use those benefits to their advantage. The commission reported that Oak Hills was the only district

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Middle school leaders gets personal By Forrest Sellers

The Indian Hill Board of Education was recently given an overview of the three “Rs.” However in this case it wasn’t reading, writing and arithmetic. It was “rigor, relevance and relationships.” Indian Hill Middle School Principal Josh Kauffman and Assistant Principal Bridgette Ridley provided an update on the school. Throughout the year, principals and other faculty from the various schools in the district give a yearly update. Kauffman said a focus of the middle school is to supply a “personalized” education for every student. Using an analogy about a

mechanic, Kauffman said it is important for the staff to provide students with the necessary tools as they proceed on to high school. He said the rigor and relevance framework includes the process of students gathering knowledge and information, using this knowledge in problem solving and developing solutions and then applying what they have learned in realworld situations. Ridley said this instructional approach has shown success in a variety of areas such as the number of students who take advantage of advanced and accelerated courses, high scores in both the National Latin Exam and the National Spanish Exam and the recognition the school has received

for its physical education and wellness curriculum. “(It’s important) to do what we can to make our students grow academically,” Ridley said. She said the school will continue to focus on improvement in content areas such as reading, mathematics and science. Kauffman and Ridley concluded their discussion by emphasizing the importance of relationships. Character education is essential, Kauffman said. “Students need to respect (other) students),” he said. He said this relationship building is valuable as students then proceed to the high school level of their education. Board President Elizabeth

Indian Hill Middle School Assistant Principal Bridgette Ridley, left, and Principal Josh Kauffman are shown prior to the start of the new school year. They recently presented an overview of the middle school to the Board of Education. FILE PHOTO

Johnston said she was pleased by what she heard.

“(The) enthusiasm is contagious,” she said.

COLLEGE CORNER Two make BU dean’s list

Sophie Lawson and Laura B. Sloneker made the fall dean’s list at Boston University.

Lawson earns BU degree

Sophie Lawson earned a bachelor of science degree in nutritional sciences from Boston University.

Xavier psychology students win awards

Xavier University made a very good showing at the annual conference of the Southeastern Psychological Association March 16 and 17. The conference gave awards to the top 10 of 240 student submissions. Undergraduates at Xavier University received three of those ten awards. Christian End, associate professor of psychology at Xavier was named SEPA Mentor of the Year. Local students who presented research, by ZIP code: 45236 – Paul Kuhn of Cincinnati presented “The Impact of Outcome and Mood on Group Performance of Fans” with five others. This was one of Xavier’s three award-winning presentations. Kuhn is a junior psychology major at Xavier. He attended Solebury School, graduating in 2010. His parents are Jeff and Anne Kuhn. 45243 – Jessica M. Petri of Madeira presented “How an Athlete Leaving a Team Affects Fans” with five others. She is a senior psychology major at Xavier and attended Madeira High School, graduating in 2011. Her parents are Rebecca and Joseph M. Petri. 45243 – Laura Wallace of Madeira made three presentations at the conference: “Community Engagement as a Means of Reducing Prejudice” with co-author Lauren Yadlosky; “Why Go Green? Motivations for Pro-environmental Behavior” with co-author Dalia Diab, and “The Effect of Community Engagement on Perceived Social Support” with co-author Lauren Yadlosky. Wallace graduated from Xavier in 2012 with a degree in communication studies. She attended Madeira High School, graduating in 2008. Her parents are David and Shelly Wallace.

Kindergarteners Ella Michael and Luke McKnight prepare their passports and suitcases to explore Christmas Around the World at St. Nicholas Academy. THANKS TO ANN FALCI



Students at St. Nicholas Academy celebrated Christmas around the world by making passports and suitcases and visiting six different countries to explore the different foods and culture of the holidays. Children in grades kindergarten through three traveled to Mexico, Italy, Sweden, Germany, France and England. Teachers stamped their passports in each country after learning about each country’s flag, Christmas traditions and sampling holiday foods. Students enjoyed learning how to say “Merry Christmas” in six different languages.

St. Nicholas Academy first-grader Chad Mumper muches on a pizzelle while visiting Italy and learning the history of the nativity set, or creche. THANKS TO ANN FALCI

St. Nicholas Academy second-graders Joe Baker and Ellie Koetter enjoy learning about England and making a flag of the United Kingdom. THANKS TO ANN FALCI

St. Nicholas Academy first-grade teacher Kennetha Schmits shares the tradition of Sweden with kindergartner Kaylee Braun, who posed as St. Lucia and shared traditional breakfast bread with the class. THANKS TO ANN FALCI

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By Scott Springer

HAMILTON COUNTY — As the local fields begin to dry, high school baseball teams are heading outside for the start of competition. The following is a look at some of the squads in the Suburban Life coverage area:


When you end your season in Huntington Park in Columbus, you’ve had a successful year. If you win your last game, gloves fly up in the air, a mound of bodies form on the pitching rubber and you bring home a trophy. Last June 2, Moeller accomplished that with a 9-6 win over Westlake for the Ohio Division I title. They finished the year 26-5 (9-1 Greater Catholic LeagueSouth) and made it 17 consecutive winning seasons. Four starters return from that group in Spencer Iacovone, Cameron Whitehead, Zack Shannon and Riley Mahan. All are already signed or committed. Iacovone, who was also Moeller’s state title football quarterback, hit .403 as a junior with five homers and 26 runs batted in. The first baseman/ designated hitter is heading to Marshall after making GCLSouth first team. Catcher Cameron Whitehead was also GCL-South first team and will attend Furman. Infielder Riley Mahan is a Kentucky commit and junior outfielder Zack Shannon, who hit three homers and was GCLSouth second team, is Ohio State-bound. Other commits include Justin Wampler (Dayton), Max Foley (Evansville), Andrew Cobb (Lake Erie) and Pat McAlpine (Ashland). Seniors T.J. Marklay and Nick Meece and juniors Zach Logue, T.J. Storer, Nick Voss, Gus Ragland and Cole Proia are also receiving interest. “The big question mark will be on the mound,” Moeller coach Tim Held said of the Crusaders. “We only return 14 innings pitched out of 210 from last year. Those seniors on the team last year that didn’t get to throw a lot are going to have to go out and handle those tough situations. I think we have a very good crop of junior pitchers who are going to make an immediate impact.” At some schools, talented players can play varsity as freshmen or sophomores. At Moeller, most bide their time until they’re upperclassmen. On the upside, Held inherits a highly successful junior varsity. “They’ll be ready,” Held said. “I just hope putting on the varsity uniform doesn’t make them nervous.” Also expecting to contribute on the mound is Zack Shannon, who saw limited innings last season. Known more for his powerful bat, he also has a little giddyup on his fastball. “He’s a big arm,” Held said. “He’s going to help us. He’ll play a little bit more first base and hit in the middle of the lineup.” Left-handed pitcher/outfield-

Spencer Iacovone gets congrats from his coach after hitting a home run during the regional title win over Anderson at UC’s Marge Schott Stadium last May. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

er Zach Logue is one Crusader who could catch some eyes this spring as he’s already been noticed at numerous showcases. Fellow junior T.J. Storer will also log some innings. Moeller starts the season against Strongsville at Schuler Park March 30. “We try to make them believe it as early as possible,” Held said. “They have to be ready to play all of the time. If you look in the paper and you’re playing a team that’s 5-10, you know it’s going to be tough. No one’s going to rollover. They want to be able to say they beat Moeller High School.”

Deer Park

Coach Dave Pandilidis is in his second year with the Wildcats and hoping to overcome the growing pains of a 2-23 season in 2012. The Wildcats had back-toback wins late in the season against Little Miami and Finneytown and a few other close calls. Seniors Chris Helton, Cody Back and Timmy Johnson are Deer Park’s most experienced returning players. Junior outfielder Logan Walker and junior pitcher Asia Beard are also expected to contribute, and Pandilidis is looking for good things from freshman shortstop Josh Newman. Deer Park hopes to build on youth and enthusiasm. “We don’t really know anything about ourselves, which should make for an exciting year,” Pandilidis said. The Wildcats begin the season with a twinbill at Western Brown March 30. Their first home game is against Wyoming on April 8.

Indian Hill

University of Cincinnati baseball Hall of Famer John Young takes over the Indian Hill Braves this season. The former member of the Pittsburgh Pirates organization recently coached the junior varsity at Kettering Alter. He inherits a team that was 717 overall and sixth in the Cincinnati Hills League at 5-9. Notable returning players are shortstop/pitcher Nick Pai, second baseman/pitcher Pierce Arnold, third/first baseman Zach Lutz, infielder Colton Conn and catcher Grant Meranus. Pai made CHL first team as a junior, hitting .446 with a home

Moeller left fielder Zack Shannon makes a running catch during Moeller’s 9-6 win in the Division I state championship game last June 2. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Madeira’s Zack Jansen whirls the bat around while waiting for his turn in the batter’s box against Summit Country Day in last season’s tournament. SCOTT SPRINGER/ COMMUNITY PRESS

run and 13 runs batted in. He stole14 bases and also pitched in eight games with 20 strikeouts in 18.2 innings. He is a four-year starter. “We are very strong in the infield and at catcher,” Young said. “We have junior athletes in the outfield. We should have a very strong defense up the middle and overall, as well as an exciting offense.” Pitching is an early question mark as juniors Henry Hardy, Ryan Helms and Tony Alford logged the most innings outside of Pai among returning hurlers. Others on the Braves varsity roster are Chris Quinn, Noah Kent, Kent Obermeyer, Will McClure, Braydon Fischer, Mike Folz, Joe Mayschszak and Evan Clark. Indian Hill opens the season against Cincinnati Christian at Prasco Park on March 30.


The Mustangs return arguably the best prep baseball player in the area in outfielder/pitcher Andrew Benintendi, who has already signed with Arkansas. In the last three seasons, Madeira has won 67 games with him on varsity along with his Benintendi cousin, Zack Jansen. Coach Jack Kuzniczci’s squad was 24-7 last season and

tied for second in the CHL behind Mariemont at 10-4. Benintendi led the league in hitting (.564), home runs (10) and was second in pitching wins (6) and third in strikeouts on the mound (65). Jansen led in runs batted in with 56 and was second in home runs with four and third in hitting at .477. Both were first team and Benintendi was league player of the year. “It’s like 45 hits or something that he needs this year to set the all-time state record,” Kuzniczci said of the future Razorback. The Mustangs also return CHL second-teamers Nate Bulman and Timmy James as well as Daniel Jacobs and Josh Lowndes, who were honorable mention. Bulman, Tucker Larsh, Matt Ballweg and Jake Schweppe will all pitch along with Benintendi and Jansen. “I think we’ll be better than we were last year,” Kuzniczci said. “We were a little green last year with some of the guys that came up from JV. Jansen really put up some big numbers last year. It’s got to be between us, Reading and Wyoming (in the CHL), I would think. Joe Bodnar was the only starter we lost.” After starting the season in Myrtle Beach, Madeira returns home to start the season at Deer Park on April 1.

Cincinnati Country Day

Coach Tim Dunn enters his 27th season at Cincinnati Country Day as the Indians try to improve off last year’s 8-14 mark while competing in the Miami Valley Conference. Dunn will turn to sophomore pitchers Cameron Alldred and Austin Richey as the duo try and shut out the competition. Pitching is always the great equalizer, and Richey showed a knack for punching out opposing batters in 2012. As a freshman, he struck out 42 in 33.1 in-

nings pitched, while holding a 1.89 ERA. Junior Austin Harden will also take to the mound after going 4-2 with 33 strikeouts in 29.2 innings. Harden will also be counted on at third base, while senior shortstop Sam Fossett shores up the left side of the infield. Senior Sam Hall will bring experience to the outfield CCD opens the season at Purcell Marian April 2. First pitch is set for 4:30 p.m.


Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy should continue to be a force throughout the year and enter the 2013 campaign ranked No. 2 in’s Division II-IV coaches’ poll. The Eagles will be bolstered by the return of Jacob Banks, Bobby Paola and Kyle Davis. Banks, a Miami University commit, will be part of a pitching staff that will have to make up for the losses of Ted Andrews and Matt Blankenship, both of whom are playing on college scholarship. Banks, who went 7-0 with an 0.81 ERA and three shutouts last year, will be joined by senior Evan Jelley and a junior called one of the best prospects in the class of 2014 in transfer Cameron Varga — a North Carolina commit. As a freshman at Florida’s Sarasota High School, Varga beat out a senior Division I scholarship player at shortstop. As a sophomore, Varga focused on pitching and throws up to 95 miles per hour “with an outstanding changeup,” Redwine said by email. At the plate, the Eagles will also look for Paola (2B), Jonathan Banks (C), Ricky Silvestri (1B/3B), Kyle Davis (3B/C), Cameron Murray (SS), Chase Murray (C/OF) and junior third baseman Kyle Davis.




Boys soccer

» Madeira High School announces Tony Ripberger as the next men’s varsity soccer coach. Tony has spent his last four years at McNicholas High School, helping the Rockets to four GreatRipberger er Catholic League Central Championships, three district finals and a district championship in 2010. Tony has been recognized as the GCL Soccer Coach of the Year four times and was the Enquirer Coach of the Year in

2010. Madeira High School is proud to have Coach Ripberger lead the Mustangs in 2013, according to Madeira AD Joe Kimling.


The Community Press staff recently won a 2012 Enquirer Media Award of Excellence for the work and coverage pertaining to the Community Press and Recorder Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Award, now in its fifth year. The nomination period for 2013 runs Wednesday, April 3, though Wednesday, April 17. The sports staff seeks starting, stand-out athletes of great character and strong academic standing to represent each newspaper as its

Sportsman or Sportswoman of the Year. Readers will nominate these junior or senior athletes via, names that will be verified through the school as meeting the criteria and placed on ballots for the public’s vote. Readers can vote once a day for their favorite athlete. The nominations and voting are done online at Neither the articles, nominations forms nor ballots will count against the meter, so you do not have to be a Cincinnati Enquirer/ subscriber to nominate or vote on your favorite candidate. Email mlaughman@ with questions and follow the hashtag #SOY2013 for updates on Twitter.


Northwestern University senior forward Kendall Hackney, a Mount Notre Dame High School graduate, recently received Capital One Academic All-District accolades for the third time in her Wildcat career and broke a school record for games played. A communications studies major and twotime Academic All-Big Ten honoree, Hackney will now be placed on the Academic All-American national ballot. She was selected as one of the District 5 winners by a vote of the College Sports Infor-

mation Directors of America (CoSIDA). Student-athletes with sophomore athletic and academic standing that carry a 3.3 GPA or better are eligible for this distinction. Hackney has received the award every year since her sophomore season. She played her 123rd career game Feb. 23, which was a new Northwestern women’s basketball record. Previous record was 122 games, set by Laura Augustyniak (197983). Hackney has never missed a game in her NU career. It was a 54-52 Northwestern win over Wisconsin.

She leads Northwestern in scoring, averaging 14.1 points per game and also contributes 6.0 rebounds and has 1.6 assists per game.

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Navigation by OnStar Just push the OnStar[3] button and ask the Advisor to download directions to your Cadillac, and a voice will call out every turn. You can also plan routes from Google Maps™ or® to your Cadillac. All Cadillac models come with 1 year of OnStar service. STK# M42595 MODEL# 6AB69 (1) XTS closed end lease 36 months/10k per year lease $459 mo. $459 due at signing. Total of payments $16,524. (2) ATS closed end lease 36 months/10k per year lease $299 mo. $0 due at signing. Total of payments $10,764. (3) SRX closed end lease 36 months/10k per year lease $369 mo. $369 due at signing. Total of payments $13,284. All leases require credit approval and have $.25 per mile penalty for excess miles. Purchase option at termination. All offers are plus tax license and fees. See dealer for details. Vehicle / equipment may vary from photo. In stock units only, while supplies last. Expires 3/30/2013

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In mid-February, we learned that the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is a finalist for The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The Kim Fender National MedCOMMUNITY PRESS al is the naGUEST COLUMNIST tion’s highest honor conferred on museums and libraries for service to the community and celebrates institutions that make a difference for individuals, families and communities. Medal finalists are selected from nationwide nominations of institutions that demonstrate innovative approaches to public service, exceeding the expected levels of community outreach. Finalists are chosen because of their significant and exceptional contributions to their communities. While it is always wonderful to receive recognition for the work we do, especially on a national level, our true motivation comes from knowing that we are making a difference in our community. The services mentioned in our Library’s nomination deal with three community issues: childhood poverty, grade level reading, and adult education. When we learn of an issue like the high rate of childhood poverty in Cincinnati, the third highest in the country, we don’t just accept it. We set about changing it.

Community impact a top priority It may not be immediately obvious how our library can have an impact on something like childhood poverty. But I believe we can. To do so, we looked at services that would

address both sides of this coin: meeting the immediate needs of children living in poverty and providing educational opportunities that would lift children out of poverty. So, in 2012 our library worked with Cincinnati Public Schools and the FreestoreFoodbank to offer summer lunches at 14 library locations. Together 6,700 lunches were served to children at these locations. This is a program we plan to continue because it’s hard for a hungry child to pay attention and learn. A good education is crucial to getting out of poverty. Data tells us that students who are prepared for kindergarten and reading at grade level by grade three are more likely to succeed academically and in life. To address this challenge, the library has developed a wide range of programs to get children off to a good start. From summer reading programs to Brain Camps, to extra teacher collections for schools with more students reading below grade level to visits to in home childcare providers, we are putting our resources to work for the good of our community. And, that’s what really matters. Share your library story and why you think we should win. Each day the Institute of Museum and Library Services will be highlighting one of the finalists on its Facebook. Our day to be featured is Thursday, March 21. Share your Library story on their wall and the reason you think our library should win. Tell them how the library has made a difference in your life at IMLS Award winners will be announced in May. Kim Fender is the Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Director of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.


Editor: Dick Maloney,, 248-7134


Library a finalist for national medal


Free – a very dangerous word

How often are you tempted to reply to an ad where there is some “free” incentive to buy a product or service? Do you really think that you are getting something for nothing? If you do, pay Edward Levy attention to COMMUNITY PRESS what I have to GUEST COLUMNIST say. At the age of about 10 I was aware that a fish would bite on a free meal and as a result, become someone’s dinner. A worm was not a normal meal. So, why did the fish bite? On other occasions I noticed my father setting a mouse trap with a piece of cheese. It became clear that free was dangerous. Take a few minutes and look at the ads in the paper or on television. Do you really think that the “free” items don’t cost the seller anything? How do you think they are paying for the bait that you are considering to bite on? Do you have the opportunity to

buy the product for less without the attractive worm? Have you considered asking if you can do so? Let me give you an example. Many years ago we decided to buy a television set. There was an ad that offered the set we were considering for “six months – the same as cash.” When I asked the salesman how much it would cost if I paid at once, he went to the office. When he returned I was amazed to find that I would save far more than standard loan rates for paying on the spot. A simple question saved a lot of money and was a valuable lesson in the cost of “free.” The previous examples are choices you do not have to make. What about the life choices that are so attractive that you think you might be foolish not to take them? Those are the benefits the government offers to you which seem to have no hook on the end. Don’t be fooled. There is a hook. Slowly and surely, your freedom is taken away. You fail to notice it because you

are better off than you were before the benefits started coming to you. Ever so slowly, the increasing use of the benefits and the costs cause the government to raise taxes to pay for them. Then, fewer taxpayers either are unable to pay the taxes or leave for low tax areas. The result is hyper inflation. The government prints the money it can no longer collect. The free benefits have become the hook and you become a slave of the government. Once you become property of the government there are two classes. The ruling class (politicians) and the common folks whose only duty is to see that the ruling class has the luxuries it demands and to fight the wars to keep the rulers in power. Don’t just take my word for it. There are plenty of books to tell you this. One of my favorites is “Animal Farm” by George Orwell. It is an easy read and only takes a few hours. Edward Levy is a resident of Montgomery.

POLITICALLY SPEAKING Comments from local leaders about issues in the news:

Gimmicks with numbers

“Washington’s pattern of reckless spending is driving our long-term debt and deficits, placing an unfair burden on our children and grandchildren. I appreciate the hard work by colleagues to try to stay within the budget caps but, as I have noted before, I oppose the budget gimmicks called ChIMPS, or Changes in Mandatory Programs. These gimmicks allow Congress to count artificial offsets against new spending, thus

circumventing the spending caps by about $19 billion. I also believe that these large omnibus bills are the wrong way to implement our spending priorities. Congress should get back to regular order, including passing appropriations bills based on a budget. – U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (ROhio), a member of the Senate Budget and Finance Committees, on the Continuing Appropriations Act of 2013

A pinch in time

“The right to referendum is one of our most cherished

rights. It represents the ability of the people to rein in the legislature and governor when they enact bad law. For over 100 years, Ohioans have had the ability to collect signatures and go directly to the voters when state lawmakers have overstepped their boundaries. SB 47 pinches that right.” – State Rep. Connie Pillich after The Ohio House voted for Senate Bill 47, which will reduce the number of days available for citizens to collect signatures for a ballot referendum.

CH@TROOM March 20 question Will U.S. Sen. Rob Portman’s support of gay marriage affect his political standing within the Republican Party? How? Will it cause other party leaders to rethink their position?

“Moral conviction (as opposed to 'feelings') is a virtue that is not marketable. It does not pander to the popular culture regardless of which way the wind may be blowing. Biblical values are not subject to mortal whims, whether from politicians or constituents. “Suppose Portman's son had told him that he had always felt like stealing or was, in fact, a thief? Would his father then come out in support of kleptomania? Or, suppose he should announce a predilection for pedophilia? How would Mr. Portman try to nuance that? Right is right, even if no one is doing it; and wrong is wrong, even if everyone, though it should be a family member, is doing it. “As difficult as it may be, one must try to endorse and support a person based on their character, not whether they toe

NEXT QUESTION Have you noticed any impact from the across-the-board budget cuts that were part of the sequestration that went into effect almost a month ago. Do you expect to see an impact in the future? Why or why not? Every week The Suburban Life asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line.

the party line. My values are not prescribed by the GOP and do not need their endorsement. Pulitzer Prize winner and coauthor of ‘The Story of Civilization’ Ariel Durant observed, 'A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within.' Rob Portman's 'change up' reveals a flaw in his own character and I would hope that other party leaders will know better than to swing at his pitch.”


“Yes, it will. Ever since the



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party of Reagan became the party of Jerry Falwell decades ago, it has repelled us fiscal conservatives who espouse 'family values,’ such as the right for two committed Americans to marry and make a family regardless of how we like their choice of partner. While Portman's 180 turn may be called narcissistic because he didn't espouse equality until his personal situation drove it, his decision is bold and courageous nevertheless. His support may affect his standing the way Nixon's warming to China affected his own – both will be seen as paving the way of the party towards modernity.”


“I remember 10 years ago, when the invasion of Iraq was coming to pass, you could hardly find any elected officials in this country who were opposed to that military operation. One rare dissenting voice came from an unheard-of state senator in Illinois, who is now serving his second term as president of our republic.

“So it is with the Republicans and the gay issue – what used to be a slam dunk for them 10 years ago is now a neck to neck horse race, the future indicates that the majority view of voters will be at odds with current Republican doctrine. “I think Mr. Portman has just assured his own re-election, or made a viable move for higher office. A sober minded popular senator from the key battleground state has recognized which way the wind is going to be blowing. What is his own party going to do? Run a far-right conservative (I refuse to use the phrase ‘Biblethumping tea partier,’ I think it’s disrespectful) against him in a primary? Good luck with that. Portman runs state-wide, not just in the Boehner belt. This is trouble for the Republican party, not Portman.”


"Sen. Rob Portman's political standing will not be affected by his stance on gay marriage. He and all political candidates have learned from the current president – that to be

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elected, it is best to promise everything to every special interest faction, but deliver nothing. “Yes, the politicians are learning from Barack Obama that it is more important of how and what you say than actually to do things. It is not what you do – but it is what you promise.”


“Yes it will turn some of the bigots in the party against him. However, it will bring more inclusive people into the folds.” Good for Rob.”

Ret Low

“I guess we should be pleased that Sen. Portman's son isn't bisexual; then he'd support marrying one's boyfriend and one's girlfriend. “To answer the question, yes it will adversely affect his standing. While his thought process, though faulty, surpassed that of Barack Obama and Hillary & Bill Clinton; our expectations of that bunch are much, much lower than those of a Republican Senator.”

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ndian Hill Elementary School fourth-graders once again traveled to the past as part of Pioneer Day at Livingston Lodge. The visit included a variety of hand-on activities including making reed baskets and corn husk dolls, creating a candle and candle holder and churning butter. The activities provided the students with a real life perspective of what it was like to be a pioneer settling in Ohio.

Photos by Forrest Sellers/The Community Press

Fourth-grader Jessie Budde, left, of Indian Hill, stirs butter in a mold. She is watched by fourth-grade teacher Kelly Vaughan.

Fourth-graders Mateo Lopez, left, and Lindsey Jarrett, both of Kenwood, hang their candles out to dry. Also shown is parent volunteer Laura Klekamp, of Indian Hill.

Fourth-grader Ava Gallegos, of Indian Hill, makes adjustments to her corn husk doll.

Parent volunteer Jen Kent, left, shows fourth-grader Ridge Dumoulin how to sew patterns in a quilt. Both are residents of Indian Hill.

Master spinner Pat Maley, right, with the Weavers Guild of Greater Cincinnati, demonstrates how to use a spindle to spin yarn. Indian Hill Elementary School fourth-graders Will Klekamp, left, and Brendan West, both of Indian Hill, follow her instructions. Spinning yarn was among the activities offered as part of Pioneer Day at Livingston Lodge. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Fourth-graders Tommy Saba, left, and Luke Hammond, both of Indian Hill, dip wicks in candle wax to make their own candles.

Fourth-grader Nick Cech, left, of Symmes Township, uses an auger to drill holes in a block of wood. Parent volunteer Joel Dunahoe, of Kenwood, provides assistance.




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Open Create, 7-9 p.m., Hyatt Art Studio, 7813 Laurel Ave., Choose surface you want to paint on and receive individual attention as you paint artwork for your home or garden. $25. 561-0677; Madeira.

Art Exhibits Montgomery.

British Panoramic, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Gallery Veronique, 11324 Montgomery Road, Photographic works by David Osborn. Prints sandwiched between sheet of crystal-clear acrylic and sheet of aluminum composite for clean finish. 530-5379; Symmes Township.

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Cooking Classes Cajun Country with Wild Bill Schroeder, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Taste of some classic down-home Louisiana Cajun cooking. $45. Reservations required. 489-6400. Symmes Township.

Exercise Classes Cardio Dance Party, 6-7 p.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, 4865 Duck Creek Road, Classes incorporate variety of dance styles, including jazz, hip-hop, Latin, jive and more danced to popular music. $10. 617-9498; Madisonville. Core Adrenaline, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Group Fitness Studio. Blend functional strength training movements with Pilates sequences. Ages 18 and up. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. MELT Method, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Group Fitness Studio. Unique hands-off bodywork approach that helps prevent pain, heal injury and erase negative effects of aging and active living. Ages 18 and up. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Camp Crush, 6-7 a.m. and 6-7 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Group Fitness Studio. Run the gamut of strength, endurance and heartpumping drills. Recommended for intermediate to advanced clients only. Ages 18 and up. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Gentle Moves and Strength, 3-4 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Group Fitness Studio. Learn to safely work with your limitations and enjoy exercising your body. Ages 18 and up. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Yoga/Pilates Infusion, 5-6 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Group Fitness Studio. Contemporary blend of flowing yoga movements and core-centric Pilates sequences. Ages 18 and up. $10-$15. 2908217; Blue Ash. Hatha Yoga, 7-8 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Group Fitness Studio. Gentle introductory journey into the world of yoga. Ages 18 and up. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

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

On Stage - Comedy Tyrone Hawkins, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, $8-$14. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Free, donations accepted. Through April 25. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Youth room. Big book/ discussion meeting. Brown bag lunch optional. Open to everyone who desires healthy loving relationships. Donations accept-

A free Easter Egg Hunt will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 30, at Meadowbrook Care Center, 8211 Weller Road, Montgomery, for ages 10 and under. The event features visits with the Easter Bunny, games, a bake sale, entertainment, snacks, professional face painting for $2 and more. Call 489-2444, or visit FILE PHOTO ed. 673-0174; Blue Ash.

FRIDAY, MARCH 29 Art Exhibits The Art of Charley and Edie Harper in Needlepoint, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn Gallery. Needlepoint reproductions of Harpers’ prints stitched by Richard Gegner, who has 75 needlepoints on display on his 75th birthday. Colorful, geometric images of nature appeal to children and adults. Free. 272-3700; Mariemont. British Panoramic, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Gallery Veronique, 5305379; Symmes Township.

Dining Events Hartzell United Methodist Church Fish Fry, 4-7 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, 8999 Applewood Drive, Macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, bread, dessert and drink served with entree choices of shrimp basket, two pieces grilled chicken, two slices cheese pizza or all-you-can-eat-cod. $9, $4 ages 5-10, free ages 4 and under. 891-8527, ext. 1. Blue Ash. St. John the Evangelist Fish Fry, 5:30-7:30 p.m., St. John the Evangelist Church, 7121 Plainfield Road, Baked or fried fish, shrimp, salmon, macaroni and cheese, French fries and pizza. $7.50. 791-3238. Deer Park.

Exercise Classes Camp Crush, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

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

On Stage - Comedy Tyrone Hawkins, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$14. 984-9288; Montgomery.

SATURDAY, MARCH 30 Art & Craft Classes Open Create, Noon-5 p.m., Hyatt Art Studio, $25. 561-0677; Madeira.

Art Exhibits The Art of Charley and Edie Harper in Needlepoint, 2-5 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700; Mariemont. British Panoramic, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Gallery Veronique, 5305379; Symmes Township.

Exercise Classes Cardio Dance Party, 10-11 a.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, $10. 617-9498; Madisonville.

Holiday - Easter Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m.-noon, Meadowbrook Care Center, 8211 Weller Road, Egg hunt for ages 10 and under. Featuring visits with Easter Bunny, games, bake

sale, entertainment, snacks and more. Professional face painting, $2. Free. 489-2444; Montgomery. Montgomery Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt, 10-11 a.m., Montgomery Park, 10101 Montgomery Road, Children released to pick up plastic eggs filled with jelly beans. Some contain mini candy bar that can be traded for stuffed bunny. Free. 910-7068. Montgomery.

On Stage - Comedy Tyrone Hawkins, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$14. 984-9288; Montgomery.

SUNDAY, MARCH 31 Art & Craft Classes Open Create, Noon-5 p.m., Hyatt Art Studio, $25. 561-0677; Madeira.

Art Exhibits The Art of Charley and Edie Harper in Needlepoint, 2-5 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.

MONDAY, APRIL 1 Dance Classes Zumba, 6-7 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Group Fitness Studio. Latin-based cardio workout. Ages 18 and up. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

Education After School Awesome: HipHop-Rockin’ Don’t-Stop Favorite-Song Day, 3:30 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Make your own special song and record it. Ages 8-14. Free. 369-4450. Deer Park.

Exercise Classes Pilates Playground, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Group Fitness Studio. Works entire body through series of movements performed with control and intention. Ages 18 and up. $15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Camp Crush, 6-7 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Gentle Moves and Strength, 3-4 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Yoga/Pilates Infusion, 5-6 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Vinyasa Yoga, 7-8 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Group Fitness Studio. Fluid style of Hatha Yoga incorporates elements of Ashtanga yoga in an inspiring, heat-producing workout. Ages 18 and up. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

TUESDAY, APRIL 2 Civic Frederick Douglass Republicans Dinner Program, 6:30-9 p.m., Robert L. Schuler Sports

Complex, 11532 Deerfield Road, Alan McIntyre speaks on how values of former slave can lead way to prosperous, free America. Douglass believed in limited government, personal responsibility, respect for life and U.S. Constitution. $12. Reservations required. 965-0230; Sycamore Township.

Cooking Classes Mediterranean Starters from Nectar with Julie Francis, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Julie presents selection from Nectar’s Starter Menu. $50. Reservations required. 489-6400. Symmes Township.

Dance Classes Line Dancing, 6-7 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Group Fitness Studio. Music from variety of genres. Ages 18 and up. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

Exercise Classes Core Adrenaline, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. MELT Method, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Camp Crush, 6-7 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3 Art & Craft Classes Portrait Painting and Drawing Class, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Drawing and Painting from a clothed model. $120 per session of four classes. Reservations required. 259-9302. Mariemont.

Cooking Classes Maple Syrup: Dressed for Dinner with Dan Berger, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, $50. Presented by Cooks’ Wares Symmes Township. 489-6400. Symmes Township.

Dance Classes Zumba, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, $15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Zumba, 6-7 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

Exercise Classes Pilates Playground, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

Music - Acoustic Kevin Fox, 7-10 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Free. 324-7643. 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;

HypnoBirthing, 5:45 p.m. and 8 p.m., Bethesda North Hospital, 10500 Montgomery Road, Childbirth series rejects myth that suffering must accompany labor. $200 per birthing team for 10-week package. Registration required. 475-4500; Montgomery.

gomery Road, Brand new antiques show, new venue, new manager, new dealers from several states. Furniture, china, art, silver, jewelry; all high quality. Family friendly. $7, good for both days. 614-4878717; Montgomery.

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Open Create, Noon-5 p.m., Hyatt Art Studio, $25. 561-0677; Madeira.

Art & Craft Classes

Exercise Classes

Open Create, 7-9 p.m., Hyatt Art Studio, $25. 561-0677; Madeira.

Cardio Dance Party, 10-11 a.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, $10. 617-9498; Madisonville.

Clubs & Organizations Montgomery Chamber of Commerce Social, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Eddie Merlot’s Prime Aged Beef and Seafood, 10808 Montgomery Road, Appetizers and one drink included. Ages 21 and up. $15. Reservations required. 985-6711; Sycamore Township.

Cooking Classes Glorious Chocolate Ganache with Haute Chocolate, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, $40. Reservations required. 489-6400. Symmes Township.

Exercise Classes Cardio Dance Party, 6-7 p.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, $10. 617-9498; Madisonville. Core Adrenaline, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. MELT Method, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Camp Crush, 6-7 a.m. and 6-7 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Gentle Moves and Strength, 3-4 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Yoga/Pilates Infusion, 5-6 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Hatha Yoga, 7-8 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; 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, APRIL 5 Exercise Classes Camp Crush, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Cardio-Kick, 5:30-6:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Circuit training class blends strength training, cardio and kickboxing. Ages 18 and up. $40. 985-0900; Montgomery.

Health / Wellness Health Screenings, 10 a.m.noon, Owens Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, Free. 784-0084. Silverton.

SATURDAY, APRIL 6 Antiques Shows Antiques and Art Show, Noon-6 p.m., Montgomery Elementary School, 9609 Mont-

Music - Benefits An Evening to Remember with Carrie Newcomer, 7:3010 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, American singer-songwriter who has received numerous awards for her music and related charitable activities. Reception with light bites and beverages follows. Benefits Good Shepherd’s Honduras Project. $35, $30 advance. Childcare available with reservation. 489-8815; Montgomery.

Music - Concerts Music at Ascension, 7:30 p.m., Ascension Lutheran Church, 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Sanctuary. The Original 3 - Together Again. The Adagio Trio. Free, donations accepted. 793-3288. Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater Go, Dog. Go!, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn. P.D. Eastman’s classic comes to life on stage. Playhouse Off the Hill production. $5 suggested donation. 2723700; Mariemont.

SUNDAY, APRIL 7 Antiques Shows Antiques and Art Show, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Montgomery Elementary School, $7, good for both days. 614-487-8717; http:// Montgomery.

Art & Craft Classes Open Create, Noon-5 p.m., Hyatt Art Studio, $25. 561-0677; Madeira.

Auctions Quarter Auction, 5-8 p.m., Leaves of Learning, 7131 Plainfield Road, Family-oriented fundraiser. Creative prizes include restaurant gift cards, designer purses, gift baskets, LEGO sets and more. Benefits Leaves of Learning educational scholarship fund. Free admission. 697-9021; Deer Park.

Lectures Yom Hashoah, 2-4 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Reflect on Holocaust with community-wide commemoration. Includes candle lighting, prayer and program remembering victims and honoring survivors. Free. 487-3055; Amberley Village.

Recreation Relay for Life of Madeira, 1-3 p.m., Stock Yards Band and Trust Co., 7124 Miami Ave., Free, donations accepted. Registration required. 888-227-6446, ext. 4223; madeira. Madeira.

Religious - Community Quaker Conversations, 1:152:15 p.m., Cincinnati Friends Meeting, 8075 Keller Road, Focuses on personal spritual development. Free. 791-0788. Madeira.



Fruited gelatin terrine, pound cake make Easter table special enough to cover nicely. As I write this column This will set the fruit in a on the first day of spring, bit of gelatin so it doesn’t it’s snowing outside! Usufloat. ally by this time we have Chill until firm, about our potatoes, early greens an hour. Pour remaining and radishes planted. I mixture over fruit (if it hope each of you has a gels while it’s memorable and fun sitting, warm up a Easter. As I tell you bit to melt, but let every holiday, cool before you remember those pour on). To unwho may be alone mold, dip pan in a or who can’t get larger pan of hot out. Send a card, water for a few make a call or inseconds to loosen. vite them to your Invert a serving table to share your Rita plate over terrine abundant blessings. Heikenfeld and invert terrine RITA’S KITCHEN onto plate. Rita’s fruited

gelatin terrine

I like to make mine in a terrine, which looks like a skinny, longer loaf pan. A loaf pan works well, too. This is an elegant, easy addition to an Easter dinner. If you want, you can do all individual small bowls, molds, etc. For a smaller batch, just divide the recipe in half. 4 cups mixed fruit (I use strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries.) 4 packages unflavored gelatin (four 1⁄4-oz envelopes) 4 cups white grape juice, rose wine, etc. 1 cup sugar 2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice

Arrange fruit in loaf pan. Set aside. Sprinkle gelatin over grape juice and let sit a few minutes to soften and “bloom.” Whisk gently and the gelatin should be incorporated, but not dissolved, into the juice. Pour into pan, and add sugar and lemon juice. Bring to a boil, lower to a simmer and whisk until sugar and gelatin are dissolved. Remove from heat and cool mixture, stirring occasionally, just to room temperature. Mixture should still be pourable. Slowly and gently pour enough mixture over fruit, just

Tips from Rita’s kitchen

Lower carb: Use a sugar substitute and sugar-free juice. Even easier: Use a light-colored prepared gelatin dessert, cook as package directs and follow instructions for layering fruit. You won’t need to add juice, sugar or lemon juice.

Ruth Roberson’s special pound cake

Remember the request for a buttery pound cake like Whole Foods? I’m still working on a clone, but wanted to share Ruth’s pound cake recipe. Ruth, a Kentucky reader, told me: “I have a recipe that everyone loves. I use it for strawberry shortcake, a quick breakfast, or just as a great cake to have anytime. It is really easy to make and I have shared the recipe with many people. It’s a very old recipe, but it is delicious and very moist. Most of the remarks I get from people are that they love the little crunch on top and then the moistness that is inside.” 3 cups sugar ⁄2cup Crisco 2 sticks margarine, softened 1 ⁄4teaspoon salt 5 large eggs, room temperature, if possible


5 oz. can evaporated milk mixed with water to make 1 cup 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon lemon extract 1 teaspoon vanilla

Beat together sugar, Crisco, margarine and salt. Then add eggs, one at a time, beating until well mixed. Start adding flour alternately with milk mixture. You should start and end with flour. Blend in lemon and vanilla. Pour into a large Bundt or angel food pan, which has been greased with Crisco and floured. Bake at 325 degrees for about 1 hour and 25 minutes. Keep oven closed while baking. Remove from pan immediately and cool on wire rack.

Rita’s fruited gelatin terrine is an easy, fruity Easter dessert. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

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Tip from Rita’s kitchen

Ruth said you could substitute 1 tablespoon vanilla butter and nut flavor for the lemon and vanilla. This may make it taste more like Whole Foods cake.

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Checks terms, conditions of ‘free samples’ You see them all the time, ads for products that promise to send you a so-called “free sample,” but a local woman says she’ll be very careful before responding to such ads in the future. Diane Meador, of Loveland, got an e-mail for a weight loss product. It was supposed to cost her just a few dollars, but it ended up costing her a lot more. “I saw a little corner ad for a free sample for $1.89, and there were no strings attached,” Meador said. Meador signed up to get the free sample, thinking it seemed like a good deal. “I put it on my bank debt credit card. It came in like 10

days. It said nothing about signing up for a membership, even like trying something Howard for three Ain months HEY HOWARD! and if you don’t like it you can cancel. Nothing like that,” she said. However, soon after the money was taken from her bank account, Meador got charged more than $79 for the product by an overseas firm, complete with an international transaction charge. She immediately disputed the charges with her bank,

got a provisional credit and thought everything was fine. Then, two weeks later, her bank account was hit with another charge, this time for more than $82. “We disputed that too and found it was attached to this same company, so that’s when we canceled my debit card,” Meador said. Soon the bank received letters claiming Meador had authorized the charges when she signed up for the “free sample.” As a result, the bank sent Meador a letter saying it is not permitted to be involved further in her attempts to get her money back. “They basically said that’s proof enough for

them, and they took the money back out of my account,” Meador said. Meador got a new debit card and says she didn’t realize a debit card doesn’t give you the same protections you get if you use a credit card. “I didn’t realize that. I guess the bank debit MasterCard isn’t considered the same, but I did not know that,” Meador said. The company in question tells me there were terms and conditions of the free trial offer Meador either didn’t see or didn’t get. As a result, she says she didn’t know she had just 10 days to cancel if she didn’t like the product. The company says its


records show a second shipment of the product was sent to her, but Meador said she never received it – all she got was money taken from her bank account. The company says it’s investigating and I’ve told Meador to file complaints with the Ohio Attorney General and the Better Business Bureau. Bottom line, beware of free trial offers because they often come with terms and conditions you may not want to accept. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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

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UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 Easter - "Jesus: The Triumph of His Defeat" Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Maunday Thursday 3/28 7:30pm Good Friday 3/29 7:30pm Nursery Care Provided

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Hartzell United Methodist Church New members class meets at 5:30 p.m. Sundays in the pastor’s office. For more information, call the Rev. Robert Roberts at 891-8527, ext. 2. Adult Bible Study meets Wednesdays at 1 p.m. in the Pastor’s Office. Current book: “Why Am I A United Methodist?” The Way, The Truth & The Life Seekers Small Group meets Sundays 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. for dessert and drinks, usually in Fellowship Hall. Contact David or Melissa Dennis for more information on this group at 984-6395. Lent fish fry Fridays are 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. through March 29, at the church. Adults are $9, children ages 5-10 are $4 and children ages 4 and under dine free. For additional information, call 891-8527. The church is at 8999 Applewood Drive, Blue Ash; 891-8527.

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Join area high school and college-age students who are rising up to God in Uprising, an exciting new student ministry sponsored by Blue Ash Starbucks, coming to Bethel on the first Friday of each month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., beginning Friday, April 5. Find Uprising on Facebook at “The Uprising – Student Outreach of Cincinnati” and on Twitter @CincyUprising. The adult, teen and children’s Sunday School classes come together for an hour of skits from the drama team, children’s songs, games, penny wars and more during Round Up Sunday, offered during Sunday School hour on the first Sunday of each month. Visitors and their families are welcome to join the fun. The church is at 8501 Plainfield Road, Sycamore Township; 891-2221;



event Saturday, March 30 where children can paint some fun Easter decorations. From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., the studio is open with all sorts of bunny stencils and creative instruction to make two bunny bricks and lots of “Easter egg” rocks. Studio fee is $20 per child. Sign your kids up for this fun afternoon by calling Hyatt Art Studio at 561-0677. Hyatt Art Studio is at 7813 Laurel Ave, Madeira; 561-0677;

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5530 Windridge View: Hayes John D. & Barbara V. to Taylor Bethany Melissa; $178,000. 6566 Stewart Road: Keene Group Inc. The to Murdoch Kenneth M.; $175,000. 6917 Buckingham Place: Ferguson Debora@4 to Baughn Patsy L.; $81,500.


4126 St. Johns Terrace: Probasco Holdings Group LLC to Knapp Kelly J.; $99,900.


5710 Kenwood Road: Clark Krista to Moore Robert R.; $170,000. 6734 Kenwood Road: 6734 Kenwood Road LLC to Rgp Homes LLC; $200,000. 6855 Esther Lane: Mork Home Lift LLC to Brawndo Properties LLC; $82,000. 7238 Osceola Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to

Evans Amber; $112,000. 7292 Hosbrook Road: Holthouse Phillip F. & Patsy K. to Kramer Mark A.; $238,000. 7292 Hosbrook Road: Holthouse Phillip F. & Patsy K. to Kramer Mark A.; $238,000. 7536 Hosbrook Road: Powers Marilyn to Buckhead Homes Inc.; $185,000. 7536 Hosbrook Road: Powers Marilyn to Buckhead Homes Inc.; $185,000. 7871 Miami Ave.: Chandler Beverly Ann @3 to J.V. Bucci LLC; $112,500.


6730 Hampton Drive: Jds Real Estate Investments LLC to Garnett-Griffin Melissa M.; $115,000. 7046 East Ave.: Worsham Anthony I. to Federal National Mortgage; $89,600.


11110 Brookbridge Drive: Craig Harold W. & Kimberly D. to Jones Jason M.; $615,000. 11370 Marlette Drive: Dhiman Gurdave S. & Christin Rauche to Rauche Christin; $96,500. 3943 Larchview Drive: Ryan Dwayne T. to Tonges Gerald; $84,000. 4082 Trebor Drive: Cobb Netha L. to Neugebauer Daniel; $115,000. 4601 Kugler Mill Road: Davis William A. III to Bowman John; $52,100. 6060 Euclid Road: Elliott Katie M. to St. Pierre Gail Tr; $330,000. 7645 Montgomery Road: Denoma Margaret M. to Schwartz Barry A.; $56,550. 8501 New England Court: Brant Joel S. Tr to Mclennan Donald H.; $315,000. 8741 Sturbridge Drive: Druwood Associates LLC to Gilmore Dee Ann; $432,500.





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Theft Candy valued at $5 removed at 5425 Ridge, March 5. Trespassing Victim reported at 3400 Highland Ave., March 5.

Breaking and entering Reported at Sunoco at 8186 Montgomery Road, March 8. Burglary At 7427 Southside, March 7. Theft Male stated ID used with no authorization at 5908 Kenwood, March 6.

DEER PARK Arrests/citations Richard S. True, 41, 1977 Kinney Ave., warrant-other department, drug abuse at 8202 Lake Ave., March 14.

Incidents/investigations Theft A man said someone took $37 at 4280 Webster Ave., March 19. Someone took $2,000 from Citi Mortgage Inc. at 7415 May St., March 15.

SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Juvenile male, 13, disorderly conduct at 822 Wards Corner Road, March 3. Juvenile female, 15, theft at 9201 Fields Ertel, March 3. Juvenile female, 17, theft at 9201 Fields Ertel, March 1.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Victim struck at 7190 Lynnfield Court, March 1. Burglary Residence entered and doors found open at 5039 Bayberry Drive, Feb. 22. Criminal damaging Vehicle damaged at 7875 Montgomery Road, Feb. 16. Plastic bags put into gas fuel neck at 11576 Gold Coast, March 2. Domestic violence Female reported at Sixth Ave., March 3. Identity theft Victim reported at 8578 Concord Hills Circle, Feb. 28. Misuse of credit card Victim reported at 7716 Alhambra Court, March 4. Theft Ring valued at $200 removed at 8109 Reading Road, March 2. Iphone and debit card valued at $500 removed at 7875 U.S. 22, March 3. Cell phone of unknown value removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, March 4.