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Springdale bids farewell to chief By Kelly McBride

The power of paint

Colors of inspiration line the hallway at Maple Knoll Village. As the artists gathered Jan. 13 for the exhibit opening that runs through Jan. 24 at the Springdale community, many smiled proudly as friends and family members admired their work. It’s part of the Opening Minds through Art program, in which the artists have dementia. SEE LIFE, B1

The queen of parks

Many of you may have met Cyndi Chandler, the lovely, intelligent and well-spoken director of parks and recreation for Woodlawn. Another Valley girl, her roots go back to Wyoming. SEE STORY, A3

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In the next few days your Community Press carrier will be stopping by to collect $2.50 for delivery of this month’s TriCounty Press. Your carrier retains half of this amount Barnett along with any tip you give to reward good service. This month we’re featuring Douglas Barnett. Douglas is a seventh-grader who strives to stay on A-honor roll. His favorite subject in school is history. He plays piano, drums, and guitar. He enjoys playing all sports. In his spare time, he also loves to fish, golf, race electric mini-Ts and participate in paintball and airsoft battles. With his paper route earnings, Douglas is planning on paying his tithes and banking the rest. He is serious about his paper route opportunity and is enjoying the responsibility of making his customers happy by delivering papers directly to their front doors. For information about our carrier program, call Steve Barraco, 248-7110.

Springdale is undergoing a changing of the guard as the transition of its top two law enforcement officials comes to a close Jan. 21. Michael Laage, who has served the city’s police department for 37 Laage years, reported for work for the last time Jan. 21. The chief, who is also a Springdale resident, has dedicated his life to his occupation. “As a cop all of my life, it has always been impressed upon me that it is not what I do for a living,” Laage said. “It is who I am.” Lt. Michael Mathis will take over as chief. “I’ve never seen someone so dedicated, not just to the department, but to the city it represents,” Mathis said. “He did what in his heart he felt was the right thing to do for the city. “He has kept us at the front edge of technology, to where we’re a leader in the field,” Mathis said. “When it comes to crime fighting, he’s all about it.” Mathis said Laage was able to make strides within the department while keeping budget restraints in mind. “He’s very fiscally responsible,” Mathis said. Officer Marsha Bemmes said Laage has always been supportive of programs she has led, such as child health and bicycle safety programs. “He wants to give to the community and is supportive of any endeavor that brings those programs to the community,” she said. “He’s committed to this community, and wants to better it in any way.” “He was the backbone of who we are to the city,” Wells said. “And that affects kids at a young age.” Lt. Tom Wells has recently taken over as assistant chief of the

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Milan Dukic, executive director of the Fine Arts Center, and Wyoming resident Herb Duval are working to bring theater performances to the area, through programs such as an upcoming performance of “Dis/Troy,” a Playhouse in the Park – Off the Hill production.

Seek and ‘DIS/TROY’ Playhouse brings production to local communities

By Kelly McBride

Theater for all

The curtain will open on an educational outreach program that will take center stage in Wyoming. A production of “Dis/Troy,” based on Homer’s Iliad, will take place at the Wyoming Fine Arts Center Jan. 30, an event that’s “unusual in Wyoming,” according to a Wyoming resident who has been active in bringing theater to the city. Sharonville hosted a similar performance earlier this month; Evendale will host one Friday, Feb. 11. Herb DuVal, who’s also involved in Play With Your Lunch productions, said this is a pivotal addition to the center. “This will embody all aspects of the arts,” he said. “Here were have dance and music, and this theater piece involves both.” Billed as “a spectacularly silly and tragic Greek epic,” Yokanaan Kearns’ play is tagged as appropri-

What: “Dis/Troy,” based on Homer’s “Iliad” Where: Wyoming Fine Arts Center, 322 Wyoming Ave. When: Sunday, Jan 30 at noon How much: $5 at the door More information: Online at or call 948-1900 ate for age 11 and up. “Parents and kids can come together,” he said. “It’s geared to both audiences. “It’s good for a child who likes movement (sword fights) but also good for the history buff (Trojan War),” Dukic said. “And they perform on so many levels so both a child and grandparent can enjoy it.” He hopes it captures the younger audience. “When you say theater, most kids think of movies,” Dukic said. “This makes it a personal experience in a more profound way than a movie would.” The touring company of four actors is part of Playhouse in the

Park’s Off the Hill productions, in which three plays are performed throughout the Greater Cincinnati area. Wyoming’s is one of those this year. The actors are professionally trained interns and young actors, typically in their 20s, who are looking to make careers in theater, Dukic said. “You’re going to see really good actors who are on their way up,” he said. DuVal said the program is aimed at kids for a reason. “It seeks to build a theater audience for the future,” he said. “To infiltrate kids into the theater tradition.”

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police department, after Capt. William Hafer retired in December. “The chief has done an excellent job of preparing officers through training,” he said of programs the city’s officers participated in, such as the Ohio Law Enforcement Foundation. “He always had a longrange focus in preparing the department for the next generation of administration,” Wells said. I feel very comfortable about this position, thanks

“I’ve never seen someone so dedicated, not just to the department, but to the city it represents. He did what in his heart he felt was the right thing to do for the city. KELLY MCBRIDE/STAFF

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Derek Heidotting, left, and Kendall Eyman pack snow to try to make a snowman on their day off from Wyoming Middle School. “It’s hard to do with this snow,” Kendall said of the powdery mix.

to his leadership,” Wells said. “He made sure we were well-trained.”

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Sharonville residents Mia Schradel, 2, and Maddie Jones, pack snow into a Miasized snowman.

Public works crews got up early and remained on call Thursday as snow floated to the ground all day. A layer of salt on main arteries and hills kept the heavily traveled roads clear for traffic, and crews worked throughout the day to plow those roads and side streets throughout Wyoming, Springdale, Glendale and Sharonville. “The roads were really slushy,” said Terry Huxel, Wyoming’s public works director. “We had crews in at 6 a.m. and got salt on the deck.” In Wyoming, a crew of

eight split into pairs to cover four sections of the city. Led by crew leaders Jack Burkhart and Kevin Lewallen, they used radios to coordinate and plow strategically, while controlling traffic on heavily traveled roads such as Springfield Pike and Fleming Road. Huxel said he was conserving salt as much as possible, but plows ran all day. After the morning rush, crew members took a break, resting until they had to go out again later in the day, as the snow started to fall harder, and commuters headed for home. “We keep hot soup and sandwiches for them,” Huxel said of the long day.


Salt is loaded from Wyoming’s storage dome into a truck that will coat the city’s hilly and heavily traveled roads.

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Cyndi Chandler’s work is Woodlawn’s play Many of you may have met Cyndi Chandler, the lovely, intelligent and well-spoken director of parks and recreation for Woodlawn. Another Valley girl, her roots go back to Wyoming. Her mother is Florence (Davis) Simmons, who was born there and graduated from Wyoming High School. She met Cyndi’s father, Lacey, from Pennsylvania, when they both attended Central State University. After marrying, they lived in Wyoming until moving to Woodlawn on Woodstock Drive about 1964 or 1965, where Cyndi was born and reared. She attended Wyoming Elementary School and transferred to Princeton in the ninth-grade. She studied at Clark-Atlanta University in

Georgia, majoring in mass communication and journalism. Cyndi loved the diversity of Evelyn A t l a n t a Perkins where she the Community made transition Press from teen to columnist young adult. She feels both the university and the city gave her the skills to be successful in life, and provided the friendships she made that still endure today. Her parents laid the foundation for her to be able to value life and to go after more, the passion to live life and the wisdom to follow the right path. She also credits

Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Woodlawn with playing a large part in her maturity. Cyndi began her career as a volunteer soccer coach for the Woodlawn Recreation Center, was then hired as assistant director and became the parks and recreation director on Oct. 20, 2010. She has a passion for travel, nurtured by numerous trips with her mother and grandparents when she was a child. Cyndi loves the ocean and anywhere warm. She has been to Jamaica, Mexico a few times, Las Vegas and California. Cyndi also relishes reading novels, biographies and anything dealing with AfricanAmerican history. An advocate for children, she’s worked with the Women’s Network of Mt. Zion, being a voice for

children who don’t have a voice. Cyndi loves to help others and make positive changes in the community. Married with three teens, she is an inspiration to them. One is attending the University of Kentucky, and two are in high school. When you enjoy gardening at home, it makes sense that you would enjoy working with flowers and vegetables in Woodlawn’s community garden, and so Cyndi does. There is one communal garden and you can sign up for individual plots. This came into fruition last year through We Thrive, where Cyndi has been on the leadership team for the past two years. The Hamilton County Health Department received monies from CDC to improve

life in Woodlawn as well as in Lincoln Heights and Lockland. Woodlawn is now focusing on tobacco-free policies, and has already enhanced their bike trail with outdoor fitness equip, bike racks, picnic tables and benches near the trail. Much activity falls under Cyndi’s umbrella at the center: Jazzercise, line dancing, fitness rooms, a full gymnasium, the pool, an activity room currently used daily by seniors to play cards and Zumba, a Latin inspired workout done to Latin music. Time for summer camp will be here before you know it, so mark your calendars for a free summer camp open house Saturday, March 5, from noon to 2 p.m., when parents can register their children and get a preview of


Parks and Recreation Director Cyndi Chandler, busy at the front desk at Woodlawn’s Recreation Center. what’s being offered for 2011. Dates will be announced later, but look forward to other happenings coming up this spring: Woodlawn will host a community yard sale and it will soon be time for youth soccer and baseball. Evelyn Perkins writes a regular column about people and events in the Tri-County Press area. Send items for her column to 10127 Chester Road, Woodlawn, 45215, or call her directly at 772-7379.

BRIEFLY Glendale Tea Party meets

The Glendale Tea Party will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, at the Glendale Lyceum, 865 Congress Ave. Glendale Council Member Ralph Hoop will discuss the potential quiet zone in the village. Drs. Will Sawyer and Bill Aronstein will discuss the economics of health care in 2011 The meeting is open to the public.

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Diabetes workshop

The Springdale Health Department is offering the Healthy U Diabetes Self-Management Program. It is part of the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program developed by Stanford University, which strives to help people build self-confidence, maintain their health and manage their chronic health conditions. This free six-week pro-

The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s regional premiere production of “Dis/Troy” by Yokanaan Kearns will be performed at the Evendale Recreation Center and is sponsored by the Evendale Cultural Arts Center. The show is free and open to the public and will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11. Members of Phi Lambda Pi, Evendale’s youth service organization, will be on hand to usher and offer refreshments. “Dis/Troy” is a theatrical adaptation of Homer’s “Thie Iliad.” Set during the Trojan War, the play cuts to the core issues of the classic epic – glory, fate, revenge and homecoming. The play features fantastic costumes, deep passions, high and low comedy and exciting stage combat. See story, page A1.

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Springdale’s Senior Citizens group is searching for the names and addresses of service members who have connections to the city and are serving overseas so they can send gifts. The name, rank and address of servicemen and women can be provided to Shirley Fastnacht at 771-0347 or Ed Knox at 674-7755. Though the group prefers to receive the information immediately in order to send

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Celebrating Kwanzaa

Evendale Elementary second-grade art students, from left: Elena Monnin, Alex Lindblad, Nolan Gardner and Jamal Valerius display their glazed clay unity cup ornaments. The students recently made the ornaments to represent the African American celebration of Kwanzaa. The lesson enhanced their social studies unit on celebrations of world cultures.



Sixteen Saint Gabriel eighth-graders recently participated in the Model United Nations Conference at Mount Notre Dame High School. They are, from left: first row, Marin Filipowski, Hannah Scharf and Jane Klaus; second row, Emma Guenther, Lydia Holding and Brendan McDermott; third row, Lena Brewer, Caroline Hendy, Bianca Hughes; fourth row, Logan Sheets and Connor Kelso; top row, Emily Harris, Jillian Fletcher and Maria Lingardo.

Saint Gabriel students win over ‘United Nations’ Sixteen Saint Gabriel eighthgraders participated in the Model United Nations Conference at Mount Notre Dame High School. The students were divided into groups to serve as delegates for the countries of Denmark, Venezuela, Kazakhstan and Sudan to discuss the world issue of “Natural Resources in Conflict” covering resources such as oil, diamonds and fuel. The students researched the topic and prepared an argument representing their assigned country’s viewpoint.

The seven delegates who were awarded the distinction of “Outstanding Delegate” in various categories ranging from “Overall” to “Small Discussion Group” were: Caroline Hendy, Lydia Holding, Bianca Hughes, Jane Klaus, Brendan McDermott, Logan Sheets and Angwi Tacho. Saint Gabriel’s Sudan delegation won the award for “Best Represented Country.” This delegation included Lena Brewer, Emma Guenther, Marin Filipowski and Logan Sheets.

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The following students have earned honors for the first quarter of the 2010-2011 school year.


First honors: José Arreaga, Timothy Bay, Joshua Engel, Nicole Guldner, Cameron Hock, Sarah Luken, Frank Niesen, Thomas Perry, Ahmad Peterkin, Stephen Post, Mary Shaw, Kyle Suffoletta and Maxwell Vanden Eynden. Second honors: Chloe Abraham, Stewart Barnes, Maxwell Bishop, Madeline Brammer, Ethan Burgess, Halley Dawson, Ruggiero DeLuca, Claire Devlin, Dylan Dougoud, Scott Enneking, Saidah Gaiter, Shelby Grein, Kearston Hawkins-Johnson, Kelsey Hawkins-Johnson, Alec Hunter, Conor Judge, Thomas Lawlor, Francesca Lipari, Yesenia Lizardi, Michelle Mondillo, Emily Pine, Bailey Rolsen, Elizabeth Shepherd, Samantha Stamey, Benjamin Vanden Eynden, Reginald Williams, Katelyn Wright, Christopher Zamonska-Blake and Samantha Zureick.


First honors: Kevin Anneken, Allison Bickel, Matthew Brichler, Elizabeth Cain, Michelle

Casey, Sadie DiMuzio, Elizabeth Fromhold, Samuel Gray, Lauren Krebs, Daniel Luken and Christine Volz. Second honors: Alan Bossman, Benjamin Bruns, Alison Doll, Ian Eckart, Erik Edwards, Kenneth Gohs, Todd Greene, Irene Hutchinson, Jeffrey Light, Alexandria McCreanor, Jacob Meiners, Morgan Peters, Benjamin Schenck, Karen Schnedl, Bakari Shaw, Jessica Spaeth, Anne Spinnenweber, Ella Stark, Christian Stone, Cara Uetrecht and Jacob Westerfeld.


First honors: Michelle Angel, Thomas Foertmeyer, Nathan Frock, Colleen Gerding, Darci Gruenwald, Taylor Gruenwald, Tara Handley, Benjamin Knollman, Cassandra Lipp, Nicholas Luken, Niara Morrow, Adam Richards and Scott Schaffer. Second honors: Kamal Abdelwahed, Maria Angel, Derek Barnett, Timothy Bauer, Kylie Baur, Jasmine Carter, Jordan Cook, Mary Devlin, Anthony DiMuzio, Leann Doan, Guyana Dunne, Claire Ferguson, Meghan Finke, James Fiorini, Joseph Garner, Elizabeth Gentry, Nicholas Hoffmann, Amber Kelley, Paul Kraemer, Joselin Laib, Salii’m Lattimore, Andrea Loudin, Briana Manning, Jason Mathis, Rachel McHone, Alexander Meirose, Benjamin Miller, Danielle Mitsch, Connor Mouty, Joseph Newton, Jemel

Ntumba, Chloe Rivir, Dennyce Smith, Seth Steele, Kylie Stigar-Burke, Jacob Ungerbuehler, Ana Weickert, Mary Wright, Shamiah Wright and Sophia Wright.


First honors: Briagenn Adams, Kelsey Bickel, Daniel Browne, Eric Brunner, Amanda Ferguson, Lauren Leppert, Darci Meiners, Henry Rysz, Megan Schlemmer, Nathan Schlueter, Mary Singer, Sara Stacy, Peter Stiver, Clay Tyler, Benjamin Ungruhe and Christopher Wagner. Second honors: Scott Alverson, Malika Ashe, Christopher Baugh, Nathan Baverman, William Belser, Paul Byrd, Brianna Collins, Jessica Cooper, Brandon DavisPearl, Tory Diedling, Adam Doll, Melaina Dressing, Jessica Dunham, William Farrell, Arielle Glenn, Matthew Guillem, Kenneth Gullette, John Hagen, Megan Hanson, Allyson Hawkins, Steven Hicks, Dominque Hutson, Michael Jackson, Dylan Karl, Katelyn Karle, Abby Kay, Mark Kelly, Tyler Kiley, Nicholas Koehling, Lashonda Lackey, Adam Lawall, Allison Lawlor, Michelle Lehnig, Daniel Loudin, Innocent Macha, Trent Meister, Cameron Mitchell, Raniesha Nelson, Rashad Peterkin, Eboni’ Rall, Marc Robisch, Gavin Schumann, Jessica Stanley, Daryl Taylor, Eric Tonnis and Ryan Vonderhaar.

‘Moeller Day with the Reds’ tickets now available As part of Moeller High School’s 50th anniversary celebration, the school is sponsoring a “Moeller Day with the Reds” Friday, May 13, when the Cincinnati Reds meet the St. Louis Cardinals in a National League showdown. A limited number of VIP tickets for the Machine Room are now

available for purchase. The cost is $67 per ticket and the package includes seats in the field box section 108 and 109, access to the outdoor patio, a buffet menu, two rounds of beer per person and all water and soft drinks. “Tickets are expected to sell

fast, so don’t miss out on this great opportunity,” advancement director Debbie Geiger said. Moeller’s legendary baseball coach Mike Cameron is co-chairing this event, along with alumni leader and former education commission president John George. “Moeller has a rich tradition of

excellence with their baseball programs with alumni Barry Larkin, Ken Griffey Jr., Buddy Bell, Andrew Brackman and recently Alex Wimmers signing with the Minnesota Twins,” alumni director Jim Stofko said. To reserve seats, send a check payable to: Moeller High School,

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Surprise, surprise


Immigration simulation

Saint Gabriel eighth-graders participated in an “Immigration Simulation” project, where each student portrayed an immigrant from Europe. Students were given a passport, foreign money and an immigrant background profile. After dressing as their assigned person, they passed through a simulation of Ellis Island, which included a medical examination station, general interview station and special inquiry station. From left: Tommy Trimbach, Mitch Brauning and Brendan McDermott await the decision on whether their immigrant characters will be permitted to stay in the U.S.

It seems a special gift was ready after Christmas break for Bethany School firs and second-graders: brand new classrooms. From left: first-graders Chaz Baszile III, Halle Reed and Brooklyne Darby are all smiles as they prepare to enter their new classroom.

SCHOOLS NOTES Pasta for Pennies fundraiser

Princeton Community Middle School and Olive Garden’s Pasta for Pennies fundraiser will begin Friday, Feb. 4, and last until Friday, Feb. 25.

The fundraiser benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Last year PCMS raised a record $5,486.13. For more information, contact Ann Marie Hermes at


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Victory for Wyoming

Wyoming High School junior point guard Clara Rodrigue brings the ball up the court during Wyoming’s 43-20 victory over Goshen on Tuesday, Jan. 18. Rodrigue had three rebounds, two assists and a steal on the night. The Cowboys were led in scoring by seniors Nikki McKee with 17 points and Hailee Schlager with 16.

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Kowal aims to be 1 of Ohio’s best By Nick Dudukovich



At 112 pounds, Princeton High School freshman A.J. Kowal is making quite the name for himself on the wrestling mat. The ninth-grader has compiled an 19-2 record this season competing for the Vikings. Kowal’s name grew around wrestling circles during December’s Coaches’ Classic at Harrison High School when he defeated Lebanon junior and eighthplace state finisher Eddie Noble. With the win, Kowal realized he would need to be extra dedicated to have continued success. “After the match I was thinking that I had to keep working hard and if I did, I would have good things ahead of me,” he said. The strategy worked. Kowal has since beat Noble a second time. He also picked up another impressive win over Mason senior and 2009 state qualifier, Brian Luria. Long before Kowal started earning big varsity wins, he discovered wrestling by participating in the Moeller kids club during the fourth grade.


Princeton High School freshman A.J. Kowal (top) is 19-2 while wrestling at 112 pounds this season. He took to the sport instantly. “I just loved wrestling. It is a really physical, serious sport and it just seemed like the perfect thing for me,” he said. As he grew older, Kowal continued to improve. During the seventh grade, he didn’t lose a regular season match and as an eighth-grader, he compiled a 32-2 record and was a junior high state qualifier. During his undefeated season, Kowal realized he possessed potential on the mat. “When I finished the seventh grade undefeated, I realized that if I could keep working hard, maybe I could be something special at it,” he said. His confidence brimmed

over to his current season with Princeton. Rather than incur the road bumps that many freshman and sophomores suffer through, Kowal took his weight class by storm. Even head coach Ty Robbins had no idea that Kowal would be this good. “I knew he would be good, but I didn’t know he would have this kind of success this early with as hard as a schedule that we have,” Robbins said. Not content to rely on the moves that have helped him thus far, Kowal has spent time learning new techniques so that he can stay on pace with the state’s best competition. “(It’s important) to have new moves because it gives you an edge. There will

always be a kid that can stop your moves, so you have to be able to do something else, “ he said. Robbins believes that Kowal’s desire to become a better competitor is fueled by his passion for the sport. “He’s got a strong work ethic. After practice he goes to open mats because he’s dedicated to the sport,” Robbins said. “If you want his level of success, it just doesn’t happen upon you. You have to wrestle a lot.” Kowal credits his early success to his trainer, the Vikings’ coaching staff, and Princeton seniors Corey Selmon, a two-time state qualifier, Kendall Sorrells, a former district qualifier, and teammate Greg Boglin. “It means lot that they are taking the time to help me and work with me to help me get better,” Kowal said. As the regular season heads into the final stretch, Kowal is eager about getting the chance to represent Princeton in the postseason and possibly make history. “(A state tournament appearance) would be big,” he said. “I would be the first Princeton wrestler to qualify for state a freshman. It would be a real good personal accomplishment.”

Cowboys nail down impressive numbers

Wyoming High School senior Jonathan Tighe goes up for two of his 13 points against Purcell Marian at Wyoming on Jan. 19. Tighe and fellow seniors Tony Davis (21 points) and Eric Price (11 points) led the Cowboys to a 73-39 victory.

By Scott Springer

Two Wyoming Cowboy wrestlers have achieved a noteworthy figure in wins (and a third will by the time this is published). That figure is 50 or more career wins. Mikey Gonzalez at 130 pounds was the first to cross that threshold and 125-pound teammate Corbin Guggenheim followed shortly thereafter. Heavyweight Adam Blum makes the trifecta for coach Brian Pitman. Not surprisingly, all are top wrestlers in the Cincinnati Hills League. Gonzalez and Blum lead their divisions, while Guggenheim is second. All three are juniors. “Fifty wins as a junior at this point of the season is solid,” Pitman said. “As a coach, I want to do everything in my power to get them to 100.” Pitman is determined to get his Cowboys in the record books. With a few breaks (and pins) the “Tres Hombres” have a fighting chance. “To keep a good pace, they need to be at about 65 wins by the end of the year,” Pitman said. “With the weekend tournament, the Finneytown Invitational, then league, sectionals and maybe one or two can sneak out at state. It’s so hard to get to that level, but they could get to that 65-win mark and next year set


their goals high to reach 100.” Pitman thinks the goal is attainable because of the number of matches available to a young wrestler now. “They wrestle more matches after their junior year than I wrestled my entire career,” said Pitman. Pitman, like many Wyoming coaches, is a former Cowboy himself and wrestled at 171. He later took his talents on the mat to the College of Mount St. Joseph. Now, at 220 pounds, he occasionally tries a round with his heavyweight Blum. He gives up about 40 pounds in doing so. “He’s been maintaining around 255-260,” he said of his league-leading burly one. “He’s hard to handle for me in practice. That’s a big boy. I wrestle him when I can, but that’s a lot of weight on me.” The fact that he wrestles him at all shows Pitman’s love and enthusiasm for his sport. He also takes great pride in some of his guys who have had to struggle. At 135 pounds, Daniel Zimmerman used to be in that category. “Daniel Zimmerman’s a great story,” Pitman said. “He won one match his freshman year, 11 his sophomore year and now he’s got 15-16 wins. I like stories like that because it makes me feel good as a coach — kids that weren’t successful in their first

two years having success in their third.” Pitman’s also closing in on a milestone number himself as he’s just shy of 75 wins. In the CHL, those can be tough to come by, particularly when you’re constantly battling Reading. “Reading’s going to be very hard to catch this year,” said Pitman. “They’re just solid top to bottom. He may not have the elite kids, but he really gets kids that are below average to wrestle above average.” Pitman cites Reading’s coaching staff that includes some former state champions. He figures the Cowboys will lock arms with Madeira for second place. One thing about Wyoming that might strike some as odd is the heavyweight Blum does not play football. The much lighter Mikey Gonzalez is a wide receiver for the perennially tough Cowboys, but Blum didn’t play last year. Pitman is hoping the Blum goes back to improving his technique with some “pancake blocks” on the gridiron again. “I’m hoping he’ll play next year because I think football helps him a great deal in the sport of wrestling and the sport of wrestling helps him with football,” Pitman said. And, 260 pounds with some agility will help most football teams.


Air acrobatics

Princeton High School senior forward Lionel Hill (25), above, attempts a reverse layup during the Vikings’ 80-46 win over Hughes, Jan. 19. With the victory, Princeton moved to 8-2 on the season. The squad is in second place of the Greater Miami Conference and holds the No. 4 ranking in the Enquirer’s Division I coaches’ poll through week six. Princeton’s Malcolm Smith (32), left, goes up for a shot during the Vikings’ 80-46 win over Hughes, Jan. 19.


The week at Wyoming

• The Wyoming boys basketball team beat Deer Park 48-47, Jan. 15. Wyoming’s top-scorer was Eric Price with 14 points. On Jan. 19, Wyoming beat Purcell Marian 73-39. Wyoming’s top-scorer was Tony Davis with 21 points. • In boys swimming, Wyoming placed third with a score of 124, Jan. 15 in the Southwest Ohio Classic. • In girls swimming, Wyoming placed ninth with a score of 62 in the Southwest Ohio Classic, Jan. 15. • The Wyoming girls basketball team beat Goshen 4320, Jan. 18. Wyoming’s topscorer was Nikki McKee with 17 points.

The week at Princeton

• The Princeton girls basketball team beat Fairfield 7048, Jan. 15. Princeton’s topsorer was Kelsey Mitchell with 24 points. On Jan. 17, the girls beat Midpark 63-48. Princeton was led by Kelsey Mitchell with 32 points. On Jan. 19, Princeton beat Lakota East 83-47. Princeton’s top-scorer was Kelsey Mitchell with 23 points. • In girls swimming, Princeton placed 25th with a score of 14 in the Southwest Ohio Classic, Jan. 15.

The week at MND

• The Mount Notre Dame girls swimming team placed

14th with a score of 34.5 in the Southwest Ohio Classic, Jan. 15. • In girls bowling, MND placed fifth with a score of 2,896, Jan. 17 in the GGCL Bowling Tournament.

The week at Moeller

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

LaRosa’s MVP

A.J. Burt, a Wyoming High School swimmer, was named the LaRosa’s MVP for the week of Jan. 17. Burt, a senior, is a key member of the reigning Ohio state champion 200 meter freestyle relay team.

The week at CHCA

• In girls basketball, Seven Hills beat Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy 40-33, Jan. 15. CHCA’s top-scorer was Morgan Prescott with 12 points. On Jan. 19, CHCA beat New Miami 48-26. CHCA’s top-scorer was Morgan Prescott with 14 points.



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January 26, 2011





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Emphasis on education shows immediate results

Last week, I held one of the constituent outreach events I have had every month since I became a state representative two years ago. I call my events “Open Office Hours” – I set up a makeshift office in a public venue, and meet with constituents one-on-one. It is the best way for me to learn their issues and concerns. More than a dozen constituents met with me last week. I actually had to stay an additional 45 minutes in order to meet with all of them. The great majority had one thing on their mind: education. They were parents, grandparents, educators, scientists, mathematicians, business people, public servants, workers and entrepreneurs. Although each had a differ-

ent niche in our society, all of them expressed deep concern about our public schools and their importance to the future of our youth and our State Rep. state. Connie I agree. We have to Pillich have good Community schools in order Press guest for our children columnist to succeed and our state to flourish. A good public school system is not only mandated by our state constitution, but it is also a driver for economic development and a moral obligation we have to

CHATROOM Jan. 19 questions

Do you think political rhetoric caused the deadly shootings in Tucson, Ariz.? Why or why not? “Regarding the Tucson, Arizona, shooting, it seems clear that the shooter was certifiably mentally ill. Psychosis can escalate to the point that the individual becomes a danger to himself or others. “This said, I feel that political rhetoric and Sarah Palin’s crosshair target of this candidate helped the shooter zero in on the victim for his frustrations. “There is also another aspect to this case that needs to be considered. As noted repeatedly in the coverage of this event, the first mental breakdown often occurs in the late teens. “As a veteran mental health worker, I can state from experience that the first breakdown frequently coincides the start of college. I believe that our colleges need to take greater responsibility in these cases and not just handle an acutely psychotic enrollee by having security send him packing as happened here. “This is not just for the good of others but their own self protection as he might just as well have returned to blast his fellow students.” A.M.B. “I think there are unstable people in our world now and in the past. They will find any excuse to take down some one or show up armed in some school etc ... They are bipartisan idiots. Granted the political climate and economy have been rampant with problems, but life is rarely easy and for some it appears to be impossible to handle. The main problem with their wielding a gun is they are pointing it in the wrong direction. Go figure!” T.D.T. “I don’t think the rhetoric contributed directly to this particular incident, but the overall tone of guns and targets as a way to settle differences, incites emotions and puts ideas into the heads of unstable radicals. “There were three assault arrests made of people who said they were influenced by Glenn Beck. We have to reconsider civility, compromise and a kinder and gentler nation. Agree to disagree as adults, not thugs.” A.T. “This an easy answer for anyone who has paid attention to what happened. The young man’s

Next questions Springdale Police Chief Mike Laage has retired. What is Laage’s legacy as Springdale police chief? What personal memories do you have of Laage? What grade would you give President Barack Obama for his first two years in office? Do you plan to vote for him in 2012? Every week The Tri-County Press asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line. action suggests he was insane by whatever definition you want to use. His writings, from what I have heard, were not political. He apparently believed that the government was trying to control him through ‘grammar.’ This had nothing to do with today’s political rhetoric, as despicable as it is. D.S. “Vicious partisan rhetoric can create an atmosphere of hatred that makes violence more acceptable to some. It is easier to attack someone you have been led to believe is your enemy. “I think it’s shameful that some politicians and broadcasters will use their national forum to fan the flames of political, cultural or religious hatred, enriching themselves by teaching listeners and viewers to despise other Anerucans who hold opposing beliefs. “How sad that Gabrielle Gibbons, who had the courage to speak out against this sort of toxic rhetoric, became the victim of a hater’s gun. D.B. “Movies and books by the ‘America-hating left’ on how to assassinate President Bush were just “artistic views,” while Republican talk on merely enforcing laws on illegal immigration, terrorism and other prominent issues is viewed as “hate speech.” “The left is merely using this event for their own, selfish political gain. Thank God we now have a Republican Congress to stop the left’s next move, the first of which would be gun control.” C.J.H.

Do you agree with Sharonville council’s decision to give another $30,000 to the Fine Arts Council, after previosuly giving the group $500,000? Why or why not? No responses.

our children. In 1994, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that our method of funding schools was unconstitutional, because local property taxes carried too much of the burden. In 2009, the state legislature passed some dramatic education reforms that, among other things, resolved this. The retooled funding formula forced the state to take a greater share of the cost of education. It also allocated state foundation funds based on a number of factors other than property value. It does not do away with property taxes or fill the hole some districts face from the business tax reforms of 2005, but it gives an equal footing to the poorer districts and passes constitutional muster.

The reforms also call for better teacher training; smaller class sizes; a focus on the science, technology, engineering and math career paths; more time in the classroom, and all-day kindergarten. These goals will strengthen our schools, increase the attractiveness of our state to business investment, and improve the learning experience of our children. The reforms aspire to remove obstacles to education for every child in Ohio. Because we had limited revenues, we could not fully implement the reforms immediately. Instead, we set a 10-year schedule. But schools felt the effects quickly. Bolstered by federal Recovery

Matters of faith: We were hopeful, but not convinced The season of good cheer is once again upon us. In interfaith relations there is much more fellowship and good will evident. Well, almost! I have been interested in religious beliefs and interfaith relations for many years. As a child, there was religious animosity that I faced with no idea how to deal with. When I went off to college, an Episcopal minister lived across the street. We would often sit on his front steps and discuss religion. I learned a lot about my own religion that I didn’t previously know. He was also very enlightening on other religions. I valued those meetings for their information and the fellowship. Times have changed since then. For most religions, tolerance has become the norm. Sadly, not in all cases. Just recently, I was asked an intolerant question about a particular religion. I have read their holy writings and, to be truthful, they seem a bit odd. That is not for me to judge. I defended them as just and upright people. In our mixed society, that is all that should matter. I have been fortunate to have had friends, employees and associates of many religions and races. My experience is that the variety of these relationships has enriched my life.

One funny incident I would like to include was an army experience. I had learned to swear in Syrian one summer while teaching swimEdward Levy ming in a sumCommunity mer camp. The Press guest next year, I was the Army. I columnist in got mad at a sergeant and swore at him in Syrian. He knew I was swearing at him, but couldn’t do anything because he didn’t understand what I was saying. One of my fellow privates in the ranks behind me started laughing. He was a Syrian Muslim from Dearborn, Mich. We became good friends during our basic training. We sometimes compared our religions. I felt we were both more appreciative of each other because of that experience. Over the years my opinion of Muslims has been hardened by terrorist activities. I find that very sad. My sadness extends to what I believe are the vast majority of Muslims who are peaceful and good citizens. The version of the Qur’an I have read does not support terrorism. It allows defense, but says that non-Muslims should


One of my fellow privates … was a Syrian Muslim from Dearborn, Mich. We became good friends during our basic training. We sometimes compared our religions. I felt we were both more appreciative of each other because of that experience. be allow to live in peace among them if they pay the poor tax. Locally, the Good Shepherd Church had an interesting lecture about Islam. My wife and I attended one of the sessions. When we left, we had the same comment. We were hopeful, but not convinced. The moderate Muslims need to promote Islam as a religion of peace. The present international reputation of Muslims is not conducive to that important image. The rest of us cannot tell the difference between the peaceful ones and the terrorists. That can only cause serious trouble for the peaceful ones in the future. Edward Levy is a longtime resident of Montgomery and a former college instructor.


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State Rep. Connie Pillich (28th District)

State Rep. Louis Blessing (29th District)

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State Sen. William Seitz (8th District)

8th District includes Evendale, Glendale, Sharonville, Springdale, Woodlawn and Wyoming. Cincinnati: 3672 Springdale Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45251; 385-1234. Columbus: Senate Building, 1 Capitol Square, 1st Floor, Columbus, OH 43215

U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot (1st Distict)

1st District includes Evendale, Glendale, Springdale and Wyoming. Washington, D.C., office: 2351 Rayburn HOB, Washington, D.C., 20515 Phone: (202) 225-2216 Fax: (202) 225-3012 Cincinnati office: 441 Vine St., Suite 3003, Cincinnati, OH 45202 Phone: (513) 684-2723 Fax: (513) 421-8722

U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt (2nd District)

2nd District includes nearly all the northeastern and eastern Cincinnati communities. Washington, D.C., office: 2464 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20515 Phone: (202) 225-3164 Toll Free: (800) 784-6366 Fax: (202) 225-1992 Cincinnati office: 8044 Montgomery Road, Suite 170, Cincinnati, OH 45236

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U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown

Washington, D.C., office: 713 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20510. Phone: (202) 224-2315 Fax: (202) 228-6321 Cincinnati office: 425 Walnut St., Suite 2310, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 Phone: (513) 684-1021 Fax: (513) 684-1029 Toll Free: 1-888-896-OHIO (6446)

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman

Washington, D.C., office: B40D Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510 Phone: 202-224-3353 Fax: 202-224-9558 Cincinnati office: 36 E. Seventh St. Room 2615, Cincinnati, OH 45202 Phone: 513-684-3265

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Act funds, all of the suburban school districts in my district received more aid. And, within six months of passing the reforms, Ohio’s public schools ranking moved to the top spot in the Midwest and fifth nationally. Although met with the typical partisan fanfare, these reforms were passed by a bipartisan legislature. Now it is a new year, a new administration, a new general assembly and a new budget. The challenge before us this year is to retain and continue to implement the reforms. Let’s hope the state legislature is strong enough to do so. State Rep. Connie Pillich represents the 28th Ohio House District. 614-4668120.

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Residents’ photos accompany their paintings, which will line the hallway at Maple Knoll Village in Springdale until Jan. 24.


Bobbi Chenhall, right, chats with Joyce at the opening of the Maple Knoll art exhibit. Chenhall was a trained volunteer who spent time each week with Joyce.

Dementia patients express selves through art

By Kelly McBride

Colors of inspiration line the hallway at Maple Knoll Village. As the artists gathered Jan. 13 for the exhibit opening that runs through Jan. 24 at the Springdale community, many smiled proudly as friends and family members admired their work. It’s part of the Opening Minds through Art program, in which the artists have dementia. Volunteers sat with their artist protégés, nibbling refreshments and basking in the creativity of the brightly painted array of designs. Eventa Jones, a resident in Bodmann Pavilion, Maple Knoll’s skilled nursing memory support unit, shared the inspiration for her painting, displayed in the exhibit. “I have a grandson, Michael, who used to paint,” she recalled. “I tried to copy off of him. “It made me feel real nice,” she said. “I love art.” Bobbi Chenhall, a resident at Maple Knoll, was one of the volunteers trained to work with the artists. “We had a wonderful time, splashing around and making art,” she said of her time with Joyce, one of the residents in the art program. “I would watch to see if she was responsive and enthusiastic. And sometimes we would dance instead of paint.” On the day of the exhibit, Chenhall hadn’t seen Joyce for several weeks. “Joyfully, Joyce recognized


Eventa Jones, whose artwork is part of the Maple Knoll exhibit, left, says her grandson was her inspiration. me,” she said. “We had a good time and good communication. It’s enriching.” Emily Wrampelmeier, who recently graduated from Miami University with a degree in sociology, also volunteered. She helped the artists with tasks they weren’t able to do themselves. “They don’t believe they have the ability,” she said. “So, encouragement is important. “It was an eye-opening experience,” she said of her work with Charlotte, a resident at Maple Knoll. “I learned a lot from her, about her life. “She doesn’t let it get her down.”

OMA was created by Elizabeth “Like” Lokon, of the Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University. She said the program provides several levels of benefit. • For the artists: “Often, they’re locked in and can’t express themselves verbally. Art is a way to express themselves,” she said. • Personal touch: Volunteers are trained to work with the residents. “They don’t often get one-onone attention,” she said. “They can establish a relationship outside their family and can relate to the volunteers so they get quality time with a stranger. “We are continuing to collect data (through videos) and analyze their expressions,” Lokon said. KELLY MCBRIDE/STAFF “We can see that their response is Elizabeth “Like” Lokon, center, worked with a volunteer team of, from left: Emily Wrampelmeier, positive during this time, comBrad Simcock and Irene Friedman in Opening Minds through Art, an art program for those with pared to normal activity.” • For the volunteers: “Often, dementia. students are afraid of dementia patients, and older people are afraid it will be them soon,” she said. “Once you have interaction, you see that you can have fun and your fear decreases. “They transition from fear of the unknown to having a friendship,” Lokon said. • For the public: “Often, family members realize, ‘Oh, my mom can do that?’” Lokon said. “Their valuing of people with dementia increases.” • Research: “There is no real, hard data for this type of program,” she said. “We are trying to contribute to that, too.”


Elizabeth “Like” Lokon, right, presents a flower to one of the artists at the opening of the Maple Knoll Opening Minds through Art exhibit.


Volunteer Brad Simcock, right, and Dick Thomas, who is a member of the art advisory committee, chat during the Maple Knoll art exhibit opening. Residents’ paintings line the wall behind them.


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January 26, 2011



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


Wine Flights and Bites, 6-8:30 p.m., Iron Horse Inn, 40 Village Square, Four wine samplings chosen by wine steward Brian Jackson. Food from Chef Jackson Rouse. Family friendly. $15. 772-3333; Glendale.


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


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


Benjamin Thomas Duo, 6-9 p.m., Iron Horse Inn, 40 Village Square, Flight of four wines with small bites of food from the kitchen, $15. Ages 21 and up. Free. 772-3333; Glendale.


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


Wine Tasting, 5-7 p.m., Wyoming Wines, 1208 Springfield Pike, $1-$2 per pour. Through Feb. 25. 761-9463; Wyoming.


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


Karaoke, 8-11:30 p.m., Buffalo Wings & Rings Tri-County, 11305 Princeton Pike, DJs Wild Bill and Madman Mike. Music from the ‘70s to today. Theme nights. Drink specials. 7722111. Springdale.


Dave Sams, 7-11 p.m., Iron Horse Inn, 40 Village Square, Blues, jazz and Americana. Free. 772-3333; Glendale.

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


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


Spring Is Coming, 5-7 p.m., Maple Knoll Center, 11199 Springfield Pike, Queen City Art Club exhibit. Meet artists and enjoy refreshments. Exhibit continues through Feb. 25. Free. Presented by Queen City Art Club. 321-3219; Springdale.


Jennifer Ellis Jazz Trio, 7-11 p.m., Iron Horse Inn, 40 Village Square, 772-3333. Glendale.


Birds at Your Feeder, 10:45 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Glenwood Gardens, Free, vehicle permit required. 771-8733; Woodlawn.


Playhouse in the Park’s production of “Dis/Troy,” featuring the Bruce E. Coyle Acting Intern Company, is on tour of 16 community centers across the region, and will be at the Wyoming Center for the Arts at noon Sunday, Jan. 30, 322 Wyoming Ave. “Dis/Troy” is a theatrical adaptation of Homer’s “The Iliad” by playwright Yokanaan Kearns, set during the Trojan War. The Greek warrior hero Achilles refuses to fight, leading to disastrous results for both the Greeks and the Trojans. It’s recommended for ages 10 and up. Visit or call 345-2242. Pictured are Kevin-Michael Chu, Colin Gold and Matthew David Gellin in “Dis/Troy.”


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



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

Birds at Your Feeder, 10:45 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Glenwood Gardens, Free, vehicle permit required. 771-8733; Woodlawn.

The Mousetrap, 8 p.m., Sharonville Fine Arts Center, 11165 Reading Road, A group of strangers are stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, one of whom is a murderer. $12 , $11 seniors and students, $5 children. Presented by Tri-County Players. Through Feb. 5. 471-2030; Sharonville.

Birds at Your Feeder, 10:45 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Glenwood Gardens, 10623 Springfield Pike, Learn about resident winter birds. Weather dependent. Call to confirm. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 771-8733; Woodlawn.





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Queen City Storm, 7:30 p.m., Sports Plus, 10765 Reading Road, New professional ice hockey team. $8, $7 seniors, $6 children. . 578-6400; Evendale. S A T U R D A Y, J A N . 2 9


Spring Is Coming, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Maple Knoll Center, 11199 Springfield Pike, Queen City Art Club exhibit. Free. Presented by Queen City Art Club. 321-3219; Springdale.


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


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


The Rockin’ Adventures of Peter Rabbit, 11 a.m.-noon and 1-2 p.m., Raymond Walters College Muntz Hall, 9555 Plainfield Road, Muntz Theater. ArtReach, division of Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, gives Beatrix Potter’s beloved characters a modern musical makeover. Ages 3-10. $5. Presented by ARTrageous Saturdays. 745-5705; Blue Ash. The Mousetrap, 8 p.m., Sharonville Fine Arts Center, $12 , $11 seniors and students, $5 children. 471-2030; Sharonville. S U N D A Y, J A N . 3 0


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


Dis/Troy, Noon, The Center for the Arts, 322 Wyoming Ave., Part of Playhouse Off the Hill series, prices vary by location. Adaptation by Yokanaan Kerns, based on Homer’s “The Iliad.” Presented by Playhouse in the Park. 345-2242; Wyoming. The Mousetrap, 3 p.m., Sharonville Fine Arts Center, $12 , $11 seniors and students, $5 children. 471-2030; Sharonville. M O N D A Y, J A N . 3 1


Spring Is Coming, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Maple Knoll Center, Free. 321-3219; Springdale.

Spring Is Coming, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Maple Knoll Center, Free. 321-3219; Springdale.



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

Contra Dance, 8-10 p.m., The Center for the Arts, 322 Wyoming Ave., Wear soft-soled shoes. No partner needed. Beginner’s workshop 7:30 p.m. $4, $1 ages 20 and under, free for newcomers. Presented by Cincinnati Contra Dancers. 859-291-6197; Wyoming.


Sharonville History Museum, Noon-4 p.m., Sharonville Historical Museum, 11115 Main St., Museum features numerous exhibits and artifacts reminiscent of life in Sharonville and its surroundings. Model train diorama currently under construction. Free. Presented by Society of Historic Sharonville. 563-9756. Sharonville.


Birds at Your Feeder, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Glenwood Gardens, Free, vehicle permit required. 771-8733; Woodlawn.

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Wyoming Avenue Winter Farmers Market, 2-6 p.m., Wyoming Avenue Farmers Market, Corner of Wyoming and Van Roberts avenues, E-mail your order up until 6 p.m. of the previous Friday. Pick up orders on designated days. Product listing and details at website. Pre-orders only. Presented by Wyoming Farmers Market. Email; Wyoming.


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

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Calling All Chocoholics, Noon-1 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Learn to prepare chocolate creations that also happen to be healthy. With Nata Etherton, gourmet cook, and Julie Shapero, dietitian. Ages 18 and up. $15. Reservations required. 9850900; Montgomery.


Open House, 6:30-8:30 p.m., St. Gabriel Consolidated School, 18 W. Sharon Ave., For current and prospective families and their children. Visit classrooms, view displays, talk to parent volunteers and learn about programs offered. Free. 771-5220. Glendale.


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


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


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

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


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


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

our premise, could n e v e r strike the b l o w s w h i c h bring out a beautiful Father Lou s t a t u e a Guntzelman from cold block Perspectives of marble. The marble could complain the sculptor is being too uncaring and harsh – not knowing the final figure he has in mind. Parents, believing only in love’s comfortableness would: not have their child inoculated because it brings tears; enrolled in school because of homesickness; expect chores at home in order to earn money for video games. Good parents may seem harsh at times to their children. Their genuine love for their child’s growth and well-being is only appreciated later on. God’s love is expressed in many ways. It can be

playful, sacrificial, formative, giving, passionate, as well as demanding. Love is not meant only for stroking egos but for forming them. We accept the medicine because we trust in the love of the one who administers it. Why is it, then, when we look for signs of God’s love we expect them to always make us more comfortable? Sometimes they do. At other times they call forth more from us. They chip off pieces of our ego. An insightful prayer says: “I asked God to take away my sickness and give me health, but he permitted my illness to continue longer so I could learn compassion; I prayed for a better paying job, and instead he gave me an appreciation for the one I have now; I prayed to be loved more intensely, and he taught me how to love others more.” It takes a long time and a lot of spiritual maturity to learn how to trust in a love that doesn’t always give us what we want.

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So human-like, St. Teresa of Avila chided God about this once: “No wonder you have such few friends, treating them the way you do.” There are always doubts and ambiguity about what God allows in our lives. “Why this? Why that?” we ask. Every adverse thing that happens we consider a disaster, a permitted evil, and a sign of an unloving God. Professor Belden Lane of St. Louis University, sees it dif-

ferently. In his book, “The Solace of Fierce Landscapes,” he states his approach to the perceived evils in his life: “I wouldn’t be satisfied with answers to the problem of evil if I had them. “What I desire most of all is the assurance of God’s love… that won’t let go. In struggling with God, none of us minds losing so long as we know ourselves to be loved.” Like a child lacking insight, we all struggle with

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


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

Dairy-free dinner rolls

These rolls are dairy-free, cholesterol-free and low-fat. Don’t be squeamish about the ingredients here. Powdered creamer is used by more than a few bakers to achieve a nice-tasting, dairy-free dinner roll. They taste as good as they look. The diabetic exchange is 11⁄2 starch, 1⁄2 fat for each roll. You can do this by hand or machine. 1 tablespoon rapid rise yeast plus a couple pinches sugar 21⁄4 cups warm water (110-115 degrees)


⁄3 cup sugar ⁄3 shortening 1 ⁄4 cup powdered nondairy creamer 21⁄4 teaspoons salt 5-6 cups bread flour 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Dissolve yeast and pinches of sugar in warm water. In a mixing bowl, add sugar, shortening, creamer, salt and 5 cups flour. Add yeast and mix well on low speed. Turn to medium and beat until smooth. Add more flour if necessary to make a soft but sticky dough. Either knead it for six to eight minutes by machine or by hand. If doing by hand, turn out on floured surface. Knead until smooth, like a baby’s bottom. Place in bowl coated with cooking spray, turning once to coat top. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.

Punch down and turn out onto lightly floured surface; divide into 18 to 24 pieces. Shape each piece into a roll. Place 2 inches apart on sprayed baking sheets. Cover and let rise until doubled, 30 to 45 minutes. Bake for 12 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Dairy-free cookies

These chocolate chip cookies are dairy-free and cholesterol free. OK, this has tofu in it but again, try it. You may surprise yourself. From Marian, who loves chocolate chip cookies with a healthy twist. 1 cup unsalted margarine 1 cup unrefined cane sugar 2 tablespoons light molasses 1 ⁄4 cup light, firm tofu, puréed 1 teaspoon vanilla 13⁄4 cups unbleached flour 1 ⁄4 cup whole wheat flour


⁄2 teaspoon baking soda ⁄4 teaspoon salt 1 ⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon (opt.) 12 oz. chocolate chips 1

Preheat oven to 350. Beat margarine, sugar and molasses until light and fluffy. Add tofu and vanilla; beat for a minute. Mix flours, soda, salt and cinnamon together. Add to creamed mixture and mix lightly until blended. Fold in chips. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake eight to 10 minutes. Don’t overbake.

Gluten-free flour mix

Store this in airtight jar and you’ll have plenty n hand when you need it. Use in place of flour for breading chops, coating meat or to thicken gravy and soup.

Mix together:

2 cups white rice flour 2 ⁄3 cup potato starch flour 1 ⁄3 cup tapioca flour

Easy lasagna for two

Carol Williams (no, not the Channel 9 news anchor), an Eastside reader needs recipes for two. So if you have some to share, please do. “We’re empty nesters and I have too many leftovers,” she said. 1 cup ricotta cheese ⁄2 cup Parmesan 1 egg 14 oz. pasta sauce with meat 4 no-cook lasagna noodles 11⁄3 cups Mozzarella 1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine ricotta, Parmesan and egg. Set aside. Spread 1⁄3 cup sauce in bottom of spayed loaf pan.

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

Sharonville narrows list of finalists for annual awards The city of Sharonville and the Sharonville Chamber of Commerce have announced the finalists in its Business Appreciation awards. They are: Sharonville Corporate Citizen Award: Dan and Pam Ison, McDonald’s franchisee; Craig Rambo, McGill Smith Punshon; netTrekker, educational software provider. Nominees of the

Sharonville Corporate Citizen Award take into account their role within society and ensure they make a positive contribution to it. Sharonville EAGER Award: American Foods Group, beef packaging and manufacturing; General Mills, cereal and snacks food manufacturer; Mammotome, medical device manufacturer, and RocaFella’s

Pizza, local restaurant. Business Person of the Year: Jamie Charlton, Saxon Financial; Joe Waldon, Industrial Sorting Solutions; Gary Pack, Princeton City Schools, and Greg Prasser, Beacon Orthopaedics. Finalists have contributed to growth, innovation, and development of their employees, their business and have shown exemplary

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

leadership, as well as participated in Chamber efforts. Sharonville Chamber Award: Cincinnati Sub-Zero, Temperature Management Systems; CTI Restaurants, Taco Bell; Office Furniture Source, Office Furniture Sales, and Shop with a Cop, charitable program. Finalists have made a positive impact on the Sharonville community through their efforts with the Sharonville Chamber. As a result of their impact, the business community has benefited and Sharonville is a more rounded, active, diverse, and attractive community.

Chamber Volunteer of the Year Award: Emily Gilmartin, 10 til 2; Kasey Hare, Saxon Financials; Mary Ellen Robinson, Office Furniture Source, and Scott Karnes, Huntington Bank. These have provided extraordinary volunteerism or service to the Chamber or the community. Small & Large Business Awards: Cincinnati Commercial Contracting, builder and developer; Down on Main Consignments, retail store; ICRC Television, public television cable channel, and Sharonwoods Body Shop & Service, auto repair and

service. Large Business finalists: Ameridian, construction, roofing, solar experts; Ford Motor Co., auto manufacturer; Gilkey Windows, window manufacturer, and Perfection Group, HVAC, mechanical and energy efficiency. Finalists are employers that have clearly demonstrated growth, innovation and leadership in the community, their industry or field. The awards breakfast will be Thursday, Jan. 27, beginning at 7:30 a.m. The city’s fire and police departments also will be honored.

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Kingdom Builders Apostolic Church The church invites all to worship the Lord with them. Sunday school is at 10 a.m., and morning worship is at 11:30 a.m. Sunday evening Bible class is 4 p.m. and Wednesday night Bible class is 7-9 p.m. Pastor is Kirk Peoples Jr. The church is located at 3152 Lighthouse Drive, Suite C-2, Fairfield; 874-0446;

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On Sunday, Feb. 6, Northern Hills Synagogue Sisterhood will have its monthly meeting in the Zorndorf

Sharonville United Methodist Church

Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. E-mail announcements to tricountypress@communitypre, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. Mail to: Tri-County Press, Attention: Andrea Reeves, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, OH 45140.

Sharonville United Methodist Church has services; 8:15 and 11 a.m. are traditional worship format, and the 9:30 a.m. service is contemporary. SUMC welcomes all visitors and guests to attend any of its services or special events. The church is at 3751 Creek Road, Sharonville; 563-0117.

Victorious Empowerment Worship Center

Have you wanted to be a part of a dance, mime or step team ministry but just couldn’t find a church with your age group? Are you searching for a church that you can call home and be feed through the word of God? Come out and see how God is working through a collection of people who are imperfect; who is serving a perfect God. There’s a blessing for you at Victorious Empowerment Worship Center whether you’re a preschooler or a senior citizen, single or married, there is a place for you. If you would like more information or feel lead by the Lord to attend our



Creek Road Baptist Church

services, please call Victorious Empowerment Worship Center, or come worship on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Kendrick L Southerland is the pastor. The church is at the Atrium Conference Center, 30 Tri-County Parkway, Springdale; 578-0190.

JCC hosts Cincinnati Jewish and Israeli Film Festival

3906 Creek Rd., Sharonville, Cincinnati, OH 513-563-2410 Sunday School 9:30am Sunday Worship 10:45am, 6:00pm Wednesday Worship 7:00pm Pastor, Rev. David B Smith


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Corner of Compton and Perry Streets 931-5827 Sunday School 8:45 - 9:45am Traditional Worship 10:00 - 11:00am Contemporary Worship 11:30 - 12:30 Healing Service, last Sunday of the month at 5 pm "Come as a guest. Leave as a friend".

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8:15 & 11amTraditional Service & Kingdom Kids 9:30am Contemporary Worship & Sunday School 7:00pm Wednesday, Small Groups for all ages Infant care available for all services

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Christ Church Glendale Episcopal Church 965 Forest Ave - 771-1544 The Reverend Roger L Foote The Reverend Laura L Chace, Deacon 8am Holy Eucharist I 9am Holy Eucharist II 11am Holy Eucharist II Child Care 9-11 Healing intercessory prayer all services


“Life on Purpose in Community” 2651 Adams Rd. (near Pippin) Worship Assembly-Sunday 10:45am Phone 825-9553

CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS) 3301 Compton Rd. (1 block east of Colerain) 513-385-8342 Sun. Sch. & Bible Class 9:45 AM Worship: Sunday 8:30 & 11:00 AM, Wed. 7:15 PM Office: 385-8342 Pre-School: 385-8404

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Complete 2011 Cincinnati Jewish and Israeli Film Festival schedule

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

JCC at (513) 722-7226. Tickets to the Jan. 29 opening night film and reception are $25 (includes both the screening of “The Yankles” and the pre-show ballpark reception). General admission is $10/film ($7 for seniors, ages 60+, and students with ID). Save $10 with a Festival Pass, good for opening night and all other films -$75/pass ($60/pass for seniors, ages 60+, and students with ID).


care for herself and touches the lives of others after losing her mother during a tragic bombing. “The Matchmaker,” a romantic and nostalgic Israeli film with English subtitles, will be shown at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31. On Tuesday, Feb. 1, the unique documentary, “An Article of Hope,” will be shown at 7 p.m. This film spotlights Israeli Colonel, Ilan Ramon, one of the astronauts who perished in the tragic 2003 Columbia Space Shuttle disaster. There will be a post film program with Dr. Henry Fenichel, the Holocaust survivor whose tiny Torah was taken into space to commemorate the loss of Col. Ramon. There will be a showing of the Israeli drama, “Seven Minutes in Heaven,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2. On Thursday evening, Feb. 3, the final day of the 2011 Cincinnati Jewish & Israeli Film Festival, the highly-acclaimed documentary, “100 Voices: A Journey Home,” will be shown at 7

p.m. One of the cantors in the film, Steve Stoehr, will lead a special program at the JCC following the screening. Read movie reviews, watch film trailers, and purchase tickets for the 2011 Cincinnati Jewish and Israeli Film Festival online at To purchase advance tickets by phone or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, call Courtney at the

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The Cincinnati Jewish and Israeli Film Festival has been providing Tristate residents with insights on various aspects of Jewish life, culture, and history for more than a dozen years. Like other international film festivals, this popular event explores cultural similarities and differences through cinema. The 2011 Cincinnati Jewish and Israeli Film Festival will be at the Mayerson JCC (at 8485 Ridge Road, next to Ronald Reagan Highway). The festival runs Saturday, Jan. 29, through Thursday, Feb. 3. The festival features seven thought-provoking and award-winning films. Opening night is 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, and there will be five other films shown at 7 p.m. each night through Thursday, Feb. 3. One of the films has two matinee showings – one on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 30, and the other on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 2. The Saturday, Jan. 29, opening night film is called “The Yankles.” It’s a feelgood sports comedy about overcoming bigotry and self-doubt. This bawdy and uplifting film tells the story about an ex-con who finds redemption by coaching an upstart Orthodox Jewish baseball team. Tickets to this film include a pre-film reception with popular baseball snacks like peanuts, popcorn, kosher “ballpark” franks, and more. The movie “Berlin ‘36” will be shown at the JCC at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, and again at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2. On Sunday, Jan. 30, the award-winning drama “Anita” will be shown at 7 p.m. This Argentinean film with English subtitles tells a touching survival story of a young woman with Down syndrome who learns to


Friendship Baptist Church 8580 Cheviot Rd 741-7017 Gary Jackson, Senior Pastor Sunday School 10:00am Sunday Morning Services 8:45 & 11:00am Sunday Evening Services 6:30pm Wednesday Service 7:00pm AWANA (Wed) 7:00 - 8:45pm


The church offers traditional Sunday worship at 10 a.m. The church is handicapped-accessible. The church conducts English-as-asecond-language classes Saturday mornings. If you need to learn English, or know someone who does, call 563-6447. The church is at 3755 Cornell Road, Sharonville; 563-6447;


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United Methodist Church 10507 “Old” Colerain Ave (513) 385-7883 Rev. Meghan Howard, Pastor Church School for all ages 9:15am Worship 10:30am - Nursery Available “Small enough to know you, Big enough to care”

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 "Wisdom From the Parables: The Unforgiving Servant"

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

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


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Traditional Service: 9:30 AM ConneXion Contemporary Service: 11:30 AM Sunday School: 10:30 AM

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Taiwanese Ministry 769-0725 2:00pm


Northminster Presbyterian Church 703 Compton Rd., Finneytown 931-0243 Transforming Lives for Jesus Christ Sunday Worship Schedule Traditional Services: 8:00 & 10:15am Contemporary Services: 9:00 & 11:30am Student Cafe: 10:15am Childcare Available Jeff Hosmer & Nancy Ross- Zimmerman - Pastors

Northwest Community Church 8735 Cheviot Rd, by Colerain HS Rev. Kevin Murphy, Pastor 513-385-8973 Worship and Sunday School 10AM Handicap Accessible/Nursery Available

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

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January 26, 2011




Jason Franklin, 22, 12137 Scoutmaster Drive, drug abuse at Evendale, Jan. 6. Karen Little, 29, 316 Elm St., theft at 2801 Cunningham, Jan. 6. Craig Woodward, 23, 1214 Cliff Ave., obstructing official business at I75, Jan. 8.

Incidents/investigations Burglary

TV/DVD, computers valued at $2,610

removed at 10475 Reading Road, Jan. 3.


Wallet and currency valued at $400 removed at 2801 Cunningham Drive, Jan. 4.





Tatjana Bunkley, 23, 3944 President Drive, Cincinnati, traffic warrant for failing to appear in Glendale


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Krystal Clunan, 25, 9351 Bedford Drive, theft at 12164 Lebanon Road, Jan. 4. Francis Racicot, 27, 7796 Columbia Ave., misuse of credit card at 10907 Reading Road, Jan. 5. Rki Hopkins, 21, 92 Williamsburg, forgery at 10900 Reading Road, Jan. 5. Christina Whitney, 31, 10941 Ohio Ave., domestic violence at 10900


The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. This information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: Evendale, Chief Niel Korte, 563-2249; Glendale, Chief Dave Warman, 771-7645 or 7717882; Sharonville, Chief Mike Schappa, 563-1147; Springdale, Chief Mike Mathis, 346-5790; Wyoming, Chief Gary J. Baldauf, 821-0141.

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Reading Road, Jan. 8. Chelsea Rourke, 18, 388 Ridgewood, theft at 12035 Lebanon Road, Jan. 8. Aimee Rourke, 45, 388 Ridgewood, theft at 12035 Lebanon Road, Jan. 8. Orlando Crawford, 32, 1291 Wabash Ave., possession at Red Roof Inn, Jan. 8. Michael Baker, 39, 2030 Grandview Ave., drug paraphernalia at I275, Jan. 7. Traci Washington, 45, 122 Sycamore Ave., assault at 11414 Lebanon Road, Jan. 9.

Incidents/investigations Burglary

Attempt made at 414 Cambridge Drive, Jan. 3. Residence entered and games, supplies and currency valued at $220 removed at 71 Williamsburg, Dec. 28.

Criminal damaging

Window broken at 3850 Hauck Road, Jan. 9.


Reported at Yorktowne, Jan. 7.


Catalytic converter removed from vehicle at 11245 Reading Road, Jan. 4. Debit card of unknown value removed at 4020 Hauck Road, Jan. 4. $47 in currency removed at 11770 Lebanon Road, Jan. 9. $140 removed at 11790 US 42, Jan. 19. Reported at 11636 Chesterdale, Jan. 9.

Theft, criminal damaging

Reported at 2670 E. Kemper Road, Jan. 6. Window broken and camera valued at $150 removed at 11029 Dowlin Ave., Jan. 9.

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Tricia Buckle, 28, 2641 Chester Hill, theft at 12015 Lawnview Ave., Jan. 12. Charmaine Wright, 22, 2032 Quebec Road, theft, possession of criminal tools at 11700 Princeton Pike, Jan. 11. Orlando Varela, 55, 603 Dewdrop Circle, theft at 493 Kemper Road,

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Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

Garage entered and GPS, camera of unknown value removed at 376 Cameron Road, Jan. 8. Chainsaw valued at $550 removed at 278 Sharon W., Jan. 8. Radio valued at $120 removed at 364 Glensharon Road, Jan. 8. Shed entered and blower and generator valued at $1,650 removed at 396 Naylor Court, Jan. 8. Reported at 380 Cameron Road, Jan. 8.


Female reported at Smiley Avenue, Jan. 12.


Ice machine valued at $1,500 at 11796 Springfield Pike, Jan. 11. Computer and controllers valued at $300 removed at 12045 Greencastle Drive, Jan. 10. Reported at 11700 Princeton Pike, Jan. 9. Wallet and contents valued at $1,500 removed at 11755 Commons Circle, Jan. 8. $2,500 taken through deceptive means at 11751 Princeton Pike, Jan. 6. $200 removed at 123 Merchant Street, Jan. 6. Items valued at $315 removed at 640 Kemper Commons Circle, Jan. 5. Vehicle removed at 33 Kemper Road, Jan. 5.



Wyoming police reported no arrests or citations.

Incidents/investigations Attempt theft

Unknown person(s) attempted to gain entry into the victim’s detached garage, Fleming Road. Jan. 15

Property damage/criminal mischief

Parked vehicle egged by unknown person(s), Stout Avenue., Jan. 16.


Vehicle window was broken out and the victim’s purse was taken, Compton Ridge Drive. Jan. 14.

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Jan. 11. Fannie Stallworth, 44, 4128 Kirby Ave., theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, Jan. 11. Latricia Harrell, 22, 116 E. McMicken Ave., forgery at 1000 Sycamore, Jan. 5.



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DEATHS Richard George Weinman

Richard George Weinman, 79, formerly of Sharonville died Jan. 15. Survived by children Neil (Terri) Weinman, Constance (Mark) Spencer, Eric Paul (Brenda) Weinman and Carol (Andrew) Cromer; grandchildren Paul, Kristofer, Dan, Gregory, Julianne, Patrick, Jacob and Constance; siblings Jean Nolte, Nancy Schill and George Weinman. Preceded in death by wife, Betty J. Weinman. Services were Jan. 24 at MihovkRosenacker Funeral Home, Evendale. Memorials to: Michael J. Fox

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