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Mary Moertle, second from right, keeps her cards close as she plays pinochle with Marjorie Nickolas, Bob Goff and Ed Riegler at the Sharonville Community Center.

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Students at Wyoming High School were given some food for thought during an assembly at the Pendery Center. The high school, along with Wyoming Youth Services Bureau, is working with Village Life Outreach Project and the Freestore Foodbank to raise awareness and funds for programs that feed children, both locally and abroad. SEE SCHOOLS, A5

Love songs

As Valentine’s Day approaches, local quartets are humming love songs as they prepare to visit unsuspecting loved ones. Members of the Delta Kings Chorus, which includes a Glendale resident, are memorizing lyrics and donning red and white striped vests as they prepare to carry a tune, and maybe Cupid’s arrow. SEE STORY, A3

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Mary Moertle had an edge over her opponents at the card table during a recent pinochle game at the Sharonville Community Center. She’s had more time to practice. The Sharonville resident will turn 100 years old May 7, and she still lives alone, shops at the grocery, “What can I tell you and holds her own at the about a beautiful card table. “She’s a get-up-and-go lady who’s nearly lady,” said her daughter 100 years old? Rosemary Zoz, 80. “When I was growing She’s as sharp as a up, she worked five days a tack.” week, kept the house and Ellie McKay taught us that you chip in Mary Moertle’s and you just do it,” Zoz neighbor said. “And she was always there when you needed her. “She still wants to get up and go,” Zoz said. “Last week, I gave her a choice.” She needed groceries and Rosemary offered to run the errand for her mom, or take her to the grocery store. “She wanted to go,” Zoz said. “If something needed to be done, she saw that it was done.” Doris Schenck often drives Moertle to the community center on Monday mornings, where the senior club holds a meeting and then gathers for card and Bingo games before eating lunch, then heading home. The pair have traveled together in the past few years, on adventures to places like Florida and Missouri. Sometimes, they spend time on the casino boats, Schenck said. “Once, I lost all of my money, and she gave me a $20,” Schenck said. “Then I started to win, and won enough to pay her back.” Her conclusion? “She’s lucky.” Ellie McKay said her neighbor never complains. “What can I tell you about a beautiful lady who’s

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Sharonville Mayor Virgil Lovitt, center, proclaimed Dec. 20, 2010, to be Mary Moertle Day in honor of the resident, right, who is approaching her 100th birthday. Her friend Doris Schenck, left, often drives her to the Sharonville Community Center, where she attends meetings of the Senior Citizens Club.

As members of the Wyoming and Maple Knoll communities cope with the sudden loss of a friend, educator and volunteer, all have common memories of the Wyoming resident. Bob Yearout was a peacemaker and educational advocate. The former superintendent of Wyoming City Schools died suddenly in January from a blood clot after routine surgery. He had retired just a month earlier from his position with the High AIMS Consor- Yearout tium, which focused on math and science. As an educator for decades, he came to Wyoming as a guidance counselor in 1975, then worked as the high school’s principal before becoming the district’s superintendent in 1991. He retired from Wyoming schools in 1996, but didn’t stop working. Superintendent Gail Kist-Kline worked with Yearout through High AIMS. “His passion for learning and inspiring others as so evident in all he did,” Kist-Kline said. “I think the characteristic that stands out the most to me is how he made everyone he came in contact with feel so important. “Bob had a special quality that made everyone just love being around him because he made you feel wonderful,” Kist-Kline said. “He had a great rapport with staff, from the primaries to the high school,” said his daughter, Kate Rummer. “It was at every level. He was compassionate and was very approachable and made you feel welcome. “He was just Bob, and I was very proud of him.” “He genuinely cared about people and was a strong advocate for children,” said Mary Killen, the Wyoming schools’ information officer. “He was genuinely interested in people, but mainly was committed to all children,” said Terry Marty, a Wyoming school board member and fellow board member at Maple Knoll. “He’d say, ‘the

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Emerald ash borer to cost Sharon Woods thousands of trees By Kelly McBride

The emerald ash borer has made its way to Sharonville, and it’s not welcome. Trees in Sharon Woods that have been identified by the Hamilton County Park District will be cut down in the summer, so the pest won’t bug other trees in the area. Deputy Safety Service Director Bobby Fisher

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reported to city council Jan. 25 that the park district will bring in logging trucks to collect 2,500 trees that have been deemed a safety hazard if they fall due to infestation. A small percentage of the trees will be treated instead, Fisher reported. “The concern is that most will die from the emerald ash borer,� he said. “This is for the safety of the visitors to the park.� The borer, which infests ash trees, has been found in other cities in the area, where trees have also been treated or removed. The beetle lays its eggs under the bark of the ash trees, and as the larvae tunnel through the tree, it impedes the flow of water and nutrients, killing the tree in two-to-five years on average. Fisher also gave an


Councilwoman Vicki Hoppe looks on as Councilman Ed Cunningham gives an update on plans for Sharon Fest, which include the sale of Tshirts bearing the festival logo. update on salt reserves after the onslaught of snow recently. “Salt is running low,� he reported to council. It takes about 200 tons of salt to treat the city during a snowstorm, Fisher said, and that’s about how much Sharonville has in reserve. He said that he’s expecting a shipment to replenish the city’s salt supply. “With the early snow,


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flowers of tomorrow are the seeds of today.’ “He was very dedicated to them.� As his longtime friend, Marty said Yearout was an outstanding leader. “He was amazing when it came to getting along with everybody,� Marty said.

That’s one reason Marty asked Yearout to help Maple Knoll with its future fund, which ensures that residents can remain even if they encounter financial difficulties. “He listened to others, then made very sound decisions,� Marty said. Jim Formal, president

and frequent snow, a lot of salt was used this year,� Fisher reported. Councilman Greg Pugh also updated council on the salt usage during his report from the Public Works Department. “The Public Works Department used over 400 tons of salt for the month to treat the streets,� Pugh said. “Pas Decembers have averaged 150 tons of salt for the months.�

Several other committees submitted reports to council during the meeting: • Ed Cunningham updated members of council on the plans for Sharon Fest, the city’s charity festival that will run July 29-31. One of the committee members, John Cook, addressed council, thanking the city for its donation of $10,000, which was passed by resolution. He reminded the public that they are still looking for donations. • Richard Osgood, the director of Sharonville’s building, planning, zoning and economic development, presented his department’s annual report. He outlined new businesses and expansions within Sharonville, and discussed the city’s retention program for businesses. He also highlighted the

Sharonville Video TourBook, which can be found on the city website, The video features a welcome segment, as well as information on education, quality of life, real estate and relocation, tourism and things to do, and economic development and downtown. • Paul Schmidt let council know that the Health Department is encouraging residents to get a flu shot as the flu season nears. Schmidt said the department also reported an increase in smoking complaints in December, with four complaints instead of the one or two that are typically received. “Please remember that the smoking ban is still in effect, and we actively enforce it,â€? Schmidt read in his report.

BRIEFLY and CEO of Maple Knoll Communities, agreed. “He was really a calming voice of reason during intense discussions,� Formal said. “He was looked to as the wise one. “When Bob spoke, everybody listened,� Formal said. “And it was worth listening to.�

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State Rep. Connie Pillich (D-Montgomery) will hold office hours to speak one-onone with residents of her district, gather local input on state issues and identify community concerns. The event is 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 7, at the Alreddy CafĂŠ, 11083 Reading Road in Sharonville.

Join the Wyoming Historical Society for a program at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, at the Presbyterian Church of Wyoming, 225 Wyoming Ave. The speaker will be Scott Sanders. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Pete Nelson at 513-771-4560.

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Quartets carry tune, Cupid’s arrow for special day By Kelly McBride

As Valentine’s Day approaches, local quartets are humming love songs as they prepare to visit unsuspecting loved ones. Members of the Delta Kings Chorus, which includes a Glendale resident, are memorizing lyrics and donning red and white striped vests Traut as they prepare to carry a tune, and maybe Cupid’s arrow. It’s one of the non-profit group’s three annual fundraisers, in addition to a June concert at Deer Park


The Delta Kings sing the National Anthem at the Flying Pig Marathon in May each year, and break into quartets to perform Singing Valentines in February. High School and an October performance at the Hugh Watson Legion Hall in Greenhills. The criteria for membership are simple. “The have to be able to carry a tune, and they have to know the songs,” said

Denny Daum, vice president of marketing for the local chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Founded in 1944 in the Cincinnati area, the Delta Kings now boast 38 members. When they sing the

national anthem at the Flying Pig Marathon each year, they appear as a group of three dozen. For the Singing Valentines, they travel as quartets, performing with only their voices. “We do not carry music,”

Daum said. “We are a cappella, with no instruments other than our voices.” It’s a challenge that Dave Traut, a Springdale resident, meets head on. Traut stumbled upon the Delta Kings 13 years ago, and still carves out time for a two-hour practice once a week with the full chorus, along with daily reviews on his own. He didn’t start singing until he joined the Delta Kings. The bass singer didn’t even know he could do it until he joined the local chorus. “I never thought I could sing,” Traut said. “I surprised myself.” His favorite part, he said, is performing in front of an audience, being part of the show.

“Learning the new songs can be difficult, but once you get it in your head, it’s not that difficult to remember the words and notes,” he said. “But it’s important to learn it right the first time.” “When you do it well, it creates a very unique sound,” Traut said. “And it’s a lot of fun.” Performances by the Delta Kings can be scheduled online at or by phone at 888-796-8555. FUMC will be hosting Mike Lewis, "The Jesus Painter" on Sunday, February 13, 2011 at 3:00 pm Mike combines music and his artistic talents in a unique Christian performance that uses his gift to communicate the message of Christ in a dramatic presentation. Mike is famous for his paintings of Jesus and will be painting three of his portraits live during the event.

Sharonville presents Chamber awards The city of Sharonville and its chamber of commerce honored its award-winning businesses and individuals during a Prasser breakfast ceremony that brought more than 200 people to the table. The Business Appreciation awards were given during the Thursday morning ceremony at the Holiday Inn to the following businesses and residents in several categories: • Sharonville Corporate Citizen Award went to netTrekker. Nominees of the Sharonville Corporate Citi-

zen Award take into account their role within society and ensure they make a positive contribution to it. • Sharonville EAGER award was given to General Mills cereal and snacks food manufacturer. • Business Person of the Year was awarded to Glen Prasser of Beacon Orthopaedics. This category took into consideration contributions to growth, innovation and development of the company’s employees and exemplary leadership. The company must have participated in Chamber efforts. • Sharonville Chamber Award was given to Office Furniture Source. This award was given to a company that has made a positive impact on the Sharonville community through efforts with the

Club donates to honor flight Tri-State Honor Flight received a donation of $1,000 from the Cincinnati Silent Flyers. The donation was the result of the proceeds from the radio control club’s annual Camp ‘n’ Fly raffle, as well as other cash donations. Merchandise for the raffle was donated by Colerain Hobbies, Hobby Express, Pence Around RC and Fearless Foamies. Honor Flight is a nonprofit organization that escorts veterans of World War II to visit the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC. To date, the Tri-State Chapter of Honor Flight has escorted more than 800 local veterans to see the memorial dedicated to their bravery and self-sacrifice. Our senior heroes travel all expenses paid by TriState Honor Flight. Tax-deductible donations and more information about Honor Flight may be found on their website at www. Colerain Hobbies, Hobby Express, Pence Around RC and Fearless Foamies are dedicated to supporting radio control hobbyists and organizations throughout the Greater Cincinnati area. All provide a broad assortment of materials and knowledge to help radio

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Sharonville Chamber of Commerce. As a result of their impact, the business community must have benefited to help make Sharonville a more rounded, active, diverse and attractive community. • Chamber Volunteer of the Year Award went to Kasey Hare of Saxon Financials. • Large Business Award was given to Ameridian Specialty Services.

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Saint Gabriel students earned a $12,000 profit from their annual candy sale for the school’s PTO. The PTO will also receive a bonus of $1,000 from the supplier for selling all boxed ordered. Students in grades K-5 who sold four or more boxes of candy were awarded a pizza lunch at school. Students in grades six to eight who sold four or more boxes were awarded a “Limo Lunch.” The top sellers are, from left: Liam Davis, Claire Jansen and Alexis Dicks, with Principal Joe Epplen.


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Archbishop Moeller High School recently celebrated Founder’s Day Jan. 19 with a special Mass and award presentation. On this day Moeller commemorates its heritage as a Catholic school in the Marianist tradition by honoring the Blessed William Joseph Chaminade, founder of the Society of Mary (Marianists) in France in 1817. As part of the celebration this year, all students were given a special-edition Marianist tie that was designed by current students and donated by alumnus Gary Hopkins ’78 to mark the school’s 50th anniversary year. Following Mass, the Founder’s Award was given to three honorees who exemplify and promote the five characteristics of a Marianist Education through outstanding service and dedication to the Moeller students: Barry Borman, athletic director; Charley Blum, advisory board member and current parent, and Blane Collison, principal. Borman was a member of Moeller’s first graduating class in 1964 and has served as teacher, coach and athletic director when he returned to the school after attending college.

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Guidance department chair Brother Robert Flaherty and President Bill Hunt flank the Founder’s Day Award recipients: from left, Moeller Principal Blane Collison, athletic director Barry Borman and advisory board member Charlie Blum. Charley Blum, father of Andrew and Michael, Moeller Class of 2011, is a member of the advisory board and serves as the school’s liaison with the Marianist Province. Hunt said Blum is a supporter of the Pastoral Ministry Center and Moeller’s MACH 1 – Moeller Advocates for a Common Hope – program. Blum is also an assistant coach for the rugby team. On Founder’s Day, the school surprised Blane Collison, Moeller’s principal and academic leader for the past eight years, with his award. Hunt said Collison has been successful with the start of the House System and encourages using tech-


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Princeton poised for undefeated season

By Tony Meale

Have you ever seen a freshman dominate the Greater Miami Conference the way Kelsey Mitchell has this year? It took Jill Phillips less than a second to answer that question. “No, never,” the Princeton High School girls’ basketball coach said. “I always said she could’ve started varsity for us as a seventhgrader. You never really know how good kids are going to be once they’re actually in that situation,

but she’s proved to be everything we thought she would be.” Indeed, several teams in the Greater Miami Conference are led by juniors – sophomores, even. But a freshman? A freshman this dominant? Consider: • Mitchell has nine 20point games this season and has reached the 20-point mark in five of her last six • She is second in the league in points (19.4) and assists (3.9) and fourth in steals (2.8) • She’s drilling 45.9 percent of her shots from


Princeton junior Alexus Chinn, left, finished with two points, five rebounds and two steals against Mason.

behind the arc – tops among those with at least 40 attempts. “She lives in the gym,” Phillips said. “She’s spent a lot of time on her game – and it shows.” Especially in the final scores. Princeton remains unblemished at 18-0 (120). Even more impressive? The Vikings won their first 17 games by double figures; their average margin of victory during that stretch was 24.9 points. “We’re just playing really well right now,” Phillips said. “Things have been falling into place.” Having a player of Mitchell’s caliber makes things easier, sure. But this Princeton squad is by no means a one-girl show. Senior guard Shakeira Lang, who is ninth in the GMC in points (11.6) and fourth in assists (3.4), has been remarkably consistent this season; she has scored double figures in 12 of 18 games and has totaled 12 or 13 points seven times. “She’s a good leader for us,” Phillips said. “Even in games she wasn’t scoring as much, she just made things happen. She sees the floor really well, and we’ve gotten a lot of transition points from her making long passes to open players. She’s also given us so much defensively.” Lang, to her credit, shoots nearly 31 percent from three-point range. She and Mitchell are the only players in the GMC who have attempted more than 100 threes. No other player in the league has attempted


Princeton High School senior center Neschelle Williams, left, battles Mason’s Sarah Ammons for position during a home game Feb. 2. Williams finished with nine points as the Vikings won 54-50 to move to 18-0 on the season. It was the first time this season Princeton failed to beat a team by double digits. even 80. “They’re both tremendous shooters,” Phillips said, “so teams can’t really focus on one over the other.” Fortunately for Princeton, the pick-your-poison approach isn’t limited to its guards. Senior center Neschelle Williams is arguably the most efficient post player in the GMC. She’s first in field-goal percentage (53.3) and fourth in rebounding (7.8); her 9.1 points per game are third on the team. “When we get our outside game going and our inside game going,” Phillips said, “it’s tremendous.” Several other players are contributing offensively for Princeton, which leads the GMC in scoring (65.4). Among them are sophomore guard Emily Roper (6.8 points), junior guards

Breanna Rucker (5.8) and Alexus Chinn (5.1) and freshman Chelsea Mitchell (5.3). Princeton closes the regular season against Mason (Feb. 2), at Hamilton (Feb. 5) and at home against Lakota East (Feb. 12). The Vikings are three victories away from their second undefeated regular season in six years. Princeton started 20-0 during the 2005-06 season thanks to a balanced scoring attack featuring Lesslee Mason-Cox, Ashlee Bridge, Alyna Williams, Brianna Sanders and Jayne Cox. “I think this year’s team overall is a better defensively, and I think that’s why we’ve been hard to beat,” Phillips said. “You’re going to have off-nights shooting, but there’s no reason to have an off-night defensively.”

The 05-06 team, which was ranked No. 1 in the state, advanced to the regional semifinals before falling to Pickerington North. This year’s team, which is ranked third, hopes to win the program’s second girls basketball title in school history; Princeton last won state in 1987. “I think the defensive intensity has to stay solid, and I think we have to continue to force turnovers and play the style of play we want to and get points in transition,” Phillips said. “But we also have to execute in the half-court and take good shots. I’m not saying we take bad shots, but sometimes we get into a situation where we want to pass the ball one time and shoot. But we’re getting better at making teams play defense against us for more than 10 seconds.”

McKee, Schlager lead Wyoming hoops By Tony Meale

The similarities are downright eerie. Last year, the Wyoming High School girls basketball team finished the regular season 16-3. The Cowboys lost once to Badin (by two points) and twice to Cincinnati Hills League rival Indian Hill (by a combined 41). This year, Wyoming (142, 10-1) has piled up the wins once more. The Cowboys have beaten everyone they’ve played – except for, well, Badin and Indian Hill. Wyoming fell to the Rams by four points Jan. 6 and by 21 points to the Braves Jan. 13. The Cowboys have now lost four straight to Indian Hill (15-1, 10-0). “Indian Hill is a quality team,” Wyoming head coach Angie Edmonds said. “They have five really nice players that they can put on the floor at any one time. I don’t think they’re head-and-shoulders above everybody (in the Cincin-


Wyoming High School senior guard Nikki McKee dribbles past Summit Country Day’s Amauria Campbell during a 55-35 road win Jan. 31. McKee, who finished with 36 points, leads the Cincinnati Hills League in points and steals. She scored a season-high 44 in a home win over Roger Bacon Jan. 27.

nati Hills League), but they’re definitely really very good.” It is worth noting that Wyoming trailed Indian Hill 43-38 through three quarters in January but was outscored 22-6 in the fourth. “You can’t beat Indian Hill playing three quarters,” Edmonds said. “We have to put four quarters together.” If the Cowboys can do just that – they host the Braves Feb. 8 on Senior Night in a game that could determine the league championship – it will be because of senior guard Nikki McKee, who leads the CHL in points (23.6) and steals (5.4). She has averaged 29.2 points over her last six games and dropped a career-high 44 in a 69-35 win over Roger Bacon on Jan. 27. “Nikki has been extremely important to our team,” Edmonds said. “She sets the tone of how we’re going to play each night with her defensive effort.

How she approaches defense is how our team approaches defense, and that creates our offense.” McKee is also seventh in the CHL – and first among guards – in rebounding (7.8). “She’s extremely athletic, and she has a real knack for knowing where the ball is going to come off the rim,” Edmonds said. “She knows rebounding is a big part of the game, and we need her to do that because (senior forward) Hailee Schlager can’t get every rebound.” Schlager leads the team with 8.1 boards per game and is eighth in the CHL in scoring (12.6). “She gives our team an inside-outside threat,” Edmonds said. “She plays with poise and experience and has really taken on the role of being the team’s post defender.” A trio of junior guards – Michelle Jolson (6.9), Mary Tess Irvine (4.4) and Clara Rodrigue (2.8) – has also contributed for Wyoming.

Signing day


Princeton seniors Jay McCants (left) and Zac Roberts signed their National Letter of Intent on Feb. 2. McCants has committed to Indiana University, where he will play football. Roberts has committed to the University of Rio Grande, where he will play baseball.


Wyoming High School athletes sign letters of intent on Feb. 2. From left are Tony Davis (Ohio University, football), Matt McCoy (Georgetown College, football), Hailee Schlager (Slippery Rock, soccer), Kyle Seyfried (Miami University, football), Eric Price (Ohio University, football) and Tommy Campbell (Tennessee Tech, football)

BRIEFLY The week at Princeton

• In basketball, the Princeton boys varsity team defeated Lakota West, 51-33, Feb. 1. Dorian Jordan and Ulysses Thomas each had 13 points to lead the team in scoring. On Feb. 4, Princeton beat Oak Hills, 79-28. Jay McCants had 15 points. Marcus Montiero chipped in 14 points.

• In girls basketball, the Lady Vikings moved to 18-0 on the season with a 54-50 win over Mason, Feb. 2. Kelsey Mitchell led the squad with 21 points. • In boys bowling, the Vikings knocked off Oak Hills, 2,435-2,393, Feb. 1. Robert Samaniego was Princeton’s top bowler with a high series of 445. On Feb. 3, Princeton

defeated Hamilton, 2,6312,537. Jason Schlake had a high series of 430 for the Vikings. • In girls bowling, the Lady Vikings fell to Oak Hills, 2,2202,044, Feb. 1. Valeta Brown had a high series of 360 for the squad. On Feb. 3, Princeton beat Hamilton 2,0851,886. Valeta Brown had a high series of 339.

The week at Wyoming

• In boys basketball, Wyoming defeated defeated Taylor, 42-32, Feb. 1. Tony Davis led the Cowboys with 13 points. On Feb. 4, Wyoming fell to Mariemont, 54-52. • In girls basketball, Wyoming defeated Taylor, 6227, Feb. 2. Michelle Jolson had a team high 25 points.


St. Xavier High School athletes who signed national letters of intent Feb. 2 were, from left: Jack Woodall of Madeira, football, Princeton University; Steven Daniels, football, Boston College; David Strawser of Colerain Township, soccer, Dennison University; Ben Grombala of Anderson Township, lacrosse, College of Wooster; Ryan Schnieber of Colerain Township, football, College of the Holy Cross; Brogan Hill, lacrosse, Bellarmine University; Connor Buczek of Amelia, lacrosse, Cornell; Jake Rumpke of Symmes Township, football, University of Dayton and Sean Duggan of Sharonville, football, Boston College.



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VOICES FROM THE WEB succeeds, since that area can use the jobs, but an entity that keeps having to change its name doesn’t seem too healthy to me. I just think they picked a bad location when they opened it. It reminds me of the old Fairfield Thriftway. It was a disappointment even before Winn-Dixie ran the rest of Thriftway into the ground.” TheEagle73

Ashes to ashes Visitors to Sharonville posted these comments to a story about approximately 2,500 trees in Sharon Woods that have been identified by the Hamilton County Park District and will be cut down in the summer: “Let the trees go, its nature running its course.” wildcard16661 “Hopefully they are planting non-ash trees to replace the ones they cut down.” JRScinti I don’t know about you, but if I can avoid ‘nature running its course’ with a tree crashing onto me or my kids, I’m all for it.” frisch01

You’ve got Mall Visitors to posted these comments to a story about the latest redevelopment plan for the struggling Cincinnati Mall, which includes adding a Candlewood Suites extended stay hotel, ice rink, amusement center, dining and other entertainment features: “OK, so a bunch of years ago they rebranded and redeveloped as Cincinnati Mills. Now that failed and they want to redevelop again. Genius.” Bored_Cincy

CHATROOM Feb. 2 questions

What do you remember about the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion in 1986 of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster in 2003? “The Challenger disaster was a very traumatic experience for me, similar to the assassination of President Kennedy. I was familiar with most of the crew members, and I simply was stunned when it happened. “I recall being depressed for days about it, and found myself wondering how our scientists and government could have taken the risks they did (of which I was largely unaware, because I am not a professional). “Strangely (and I’m not proud of this), my memory of Columbia’s loss is not nearly as clear, even though it was only 8 years ago. “I cannot explain this. Maybe I was caught up in other pressing personal issues, but whatever the reason, I regret that my feelings were not as intense as they were when the Challenger was destroyed. “Since there was nothing I could have done to prevent what happened, or what was done afterward, I probably shouldn’t feel the way I do, but I can’t help it.” B.B. “Both disasters were covered on live TV. I was working when

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The Sharon Woods canopy could change this summer if plans to remove 2,500 ash trees are implemented. “Maybe the third time is a charm. I think the the problem for this mega mall is location. Even though the present mall is close to West Chester which is growing exponentially, the West Chester area is building their own malls there. If you could develop a shuttle to Jungle Jim’s, which is a huge draw in itself and the redeveloped mall, I think it remains a problem to stay in business. Shuttle to both places might be worth looking at. What would have been nice is to move Jungle Jim into the present mall, but they have just spent millions to upgrade their facility on Route 4 in Fairfield. I hope it makes it. Lord knows we need more people employed in that area. Good luck to those who put their money where there mouth is and success to all who would benefit investors, employees and patrons.” SPORTSDUDE1957

Next questions Hamilton County Park District plans to remove about 2,500 trees which have been damaged by the emerald ash borer. What affect do you think this will have on the park? Have you had trees affected by the emerald ash borer? What did you do? What is the most romantic Valentine’s Day gift you’ve received or given? What made it so special? 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. the Challenger blew up, but saw the video on the news later. “I was greatly troubled by the investigation that revealed how avoidable it was. Waiting for warmer weather in Florida – how difficult is that! “The Columbia Disaster was not easily avoidable but watching it unfold on live TV made me very sad for the victims. For the first time I could relate to the strong emotions shown by the radio newscaster who covered the Hindenburg disaster so many years ago.” R.V. “I was teaching at an elementary school in West Clermont School District. We wheeled in a ‘state of the art’ big screen TV to watch it as a group of fifth/sixthgraders. “When it happened everyone fell silent. There was nothing but shock. We had a moment of silence then returned to class.” K.S.

The owners of Cincinnati Mall plan to add an ice rink and other entertainment optins in order to attract more business. What changes can the mall make to get your business? No responses.

“Kinda makes you want to jump in the car and spend the night, doesn’t it? Not!” NoBozos “I hope it works. The mall is very beautiful. I loved going there to shop when Parisian was at the mall. Now I shop at the anchors stores, but very seldom go into the mall itself.” cheerymom “They must be cock-eyed optimists! It’s a two time loser! A white and pink elephant! Many stores have tried and except for a few, all died! (Too many to mention.) Does Bigg’s and Guitar Center ring a bell?’” joenear “Formerly Cincinnati Mills and also formerly Forest Fair. Was there another one in there I’m missing? I hope it

“More el-stupido ... another hotel? There are two right across 275. Theres a completely empty hotel across from Showcase Cinemas Springdale one exit over on the freeway... so exactly why does another hotel need to be built? “The Super K-Mart ... not very many years old ... is empty. The Biggs is gone... “Are developers really this dumb? The mall has actually been through at least four major re-vamps and all have failed. This is an area of the not so rich ... a quarter billion dollar mall was stupid in the first place. Even the Wal-Mart across I275 closed half their square footage to save on costs after realizing how unprofitable the area is. “The only thing that might work ... is to turn half the mall into office space or a UStore-IT. “Other alternative... let Rumpke lease it to store garbage so Mount Rumpke can stop growing so fast.” PM2112 “Using an ice rink as a come on is brilliant ! Especially in the summer “It would be a good way to’cool off!’ LOL.” joenear “Well good luck to the mall. Its going to be tough with two other malls less than 10 minutes away. “They kinda ruined it when they turned it into Cincinnati ‘Mills.’ Forest Fair was a



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beatiful place. Now it looks kinda like a carnival.” kaage “Redevelopment? That hasn’t been tried there before.” bck123 “This is a terrible idea. I know I, for one, won’t be going there. Kenwood is closer and has every thing I’d want. Kenwood has made itself ‘the mall’ to go to and people are willing to drive an extra 10 minutes to get there.” legazpi “Unfortunately ... ice rinks aren’t exactly a very profitable business model. The ‘entertainment venue’ option has already been tried with the mall ... and also at Tri-County mall ... all failed. An ice rink wouldn’t even earn enough to pay for upkeep in that building. Malls are dying ... due to a number of factors (including online ordering).” PM2112 “This monster was doomed to failure from its first days. It’s too hard to get into and out of with only two points of entry/exit and both on Gilmore. Traffic at 4 p.m. Saturday was frustrating to the point of unbelievable. Even now with next to nobody in the Mall traffic is messed up. Any new development that doesn’t fix the traffic problem is also doomed to failure.” ratzorizzo

Does current budget crisis portend coming revolution? The turmoil over the budget deficit crisis and the recent riots in countries where the situation is only slightly worse than ours should be of major concern to all citizens. What comes to mind is the civic destruction and violence against innocent people. It bothers me that we may be victims of the same type of situation in the not too distant future. Knowing the public as I think I do, it may be even more violent. It could turn into class or even racial warfare. I sincerely hope I am wrong. While this is going to be somewhat political, my thoughts are completely neutral. The problem started in political greed. Both parties share in the blame. It is far too easy to give unions or businesses political favors that have no positive economic value to the community. The only value is to the politician who reaps a financial reward or the promise of votes from the constituency that is receiving the political favors. It seems that the greed for power is just as powerful as the lure of money. The unfortunate victims of this misuse of power are the taxpayers

Edward Levy Community Press guest columnist

and the working folks who have been misled by the union bosses and the politicians. Our predicament is how we can equitably reconcile all sides. A solution must be found before we end up with severe losses to the

entire public. Even worse would be the failure of constitutional government which could be possibly followed by a dictator who would establish totalitarian rule in the name of peace. History is full of examples of similar events. Pardon me if I sound too gloomy. It is better to think the worst and find out that things turned out better than we expected. Left to the politicians, the same power and economic struggle will only be swept under the carpet. This would only delay a solution until a complete economic failure would require a drastic solution. I do have a suggestion to

resolve the situation. As painful as it may seem to public employees, a fair and negotiated recalculation of pay scales, work rules and retirement issues is far better than a drastic and forced claw back that would lead to public violence. It seems fair that all politicians of both parties would share in the recovery of costs that they were a party to creating. The better answer would be a competent arbitration board empowered to create as equitable a solution as can be agreed to beforehand by all sides of the problem. As with this type of problem few would be happy, but a worse solution would be avoided. There is a matter of urgency to effect a solution. And, time waits for no one. Wealthy people are moving to areas where the finances are manageable. This will create an additional burden on the working folks who will be caught in the squeeze between higher taxes and greater competition for any available jobs. Salaries for any available work will be limited by competition. Edward Levy is a longtime resident of Montgomery and a former college instructor.

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“It’s hard to believe. I never thought I would be so old.”

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Steve Appel, right, of Sycamore Township accepts the first Aaron Levine Award from Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Board Chair Tom Noonan and Levine’s widow, Nancy Goldstein Levine.

Sycamore man earns award from Osher Lifelong Learning Institute The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute – OLLI – at the University of Cincinnati has presented its first Aaron Levine Award to Steve Appel of Sycamore Township. Appel has served as a moderator, board member and all-around promoter for the organization founded by Aaron Levine to provide educational opportunities for those 50 and older. “After 40 years in business, the nearly 20 years I’ve been with OLLI have been the most rewarding of my life,” he said. “It’s a labor of love, and you do it because you love doing it, so there’s an enormous emotional payment.” Appel said he was “shocked but very, very pleased” when he found out he won. “I nominated someone else (for the award),” Appel said. OLLI Board Chair Tom Noonan praised Appel’s contributions in much the same way when he present-






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ed the award. He said Appel began in 1992 as a substitute moderator, filling in for a class on motion pictures. Still moderating four years later, Appel joined the board and served for 11 years, nine as chair. Appel started classes at Temple Sholom and introducing weekly programs at Sycamore Senior Center. “If you exercise the muscle between the ears, it’s amazing what you can learn,” Appel said. “You’re never too old to learn.” Appel took a year off from teaching this year because of health issues but he said he will back for the next school year, teaching the class on motion pictures and also a few history courses. “Aaron Levine founded and nurtured lifelong learning at UC in its earliest days,” OLLI Board Chair Tom Noonan said. “Steve Appel guided it through its adolescence and troubled ‘teens.’ Thanks to the two of them, we are healthy and growing exuberantly today.”

Do you need a lift by the time hump day rolls around? Do yourself a favor and go to the Springdale Recreation Center at 11999 Lawnview Ave. at 7:15 Wednesday evenings. Get a stimulating cardiovascular workout and dance to good rhythm and blues music. Evelyn Annette Knoll is Perkins ready to teach you all the latest line dances. Community She began giving line Press dancing instruction columnist about six years ago, and at the encouragement of one of her students who admired her dancing, she opened classes last summer at the Springdale Recreation Center. Come in and register at 7:15 pm. The beginners class starts at 7:30 p.m. and goes until 8:30 p.m. The intermediate class runs from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Line dancing is another form of exercise. To some, it is their way of working out sans the crunches, weights, treadmills, etc ... Don’t get me wrong – these serve their purpose, but are not always for everybody, and sometimes you just need to shake up your routine. With Annette, you can expect more than exercise. She keeps abreast of new information about events, and dances in many different communities, mostly upscale dances for the mature crowd: at The White Dance everyone wore white, and at The Red Dance where everyone wore red. It’s fun to go to special events, meet new friends and socialize. I am a community communicator incorporating what I do for people who are interested. She networks with DJs and other

Annette Knoll in the studio at Springdale Recreation Center. instructors in Evanston, North College Hill and College Hill and shares information about various happenings and new and upcoming dances. The first class is free of charge. Ever mindful of what people need, Annette set her evening class for those who cannot attend during the day because of their schedule. She opened a new afternoon class Feb. 4, for those who are free during the day. Held every Friday from 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m., it offers a senior rate for ages 55 and up, but is open to all ages. If you are already a member of the Springdale Recreation Center, you get a discount. Couples should inquire about a special offer. Annette is originally from Cincinnati, but has lived in Forest Park for several years. By teaching line dancing, Annette is able to realize a long felt desire. She loves working with people, and earned her associates degree in social services from the University of Cincinnati. However, she found the field was


not as promising as that of information systems. Go-getter that she is, Annette then went back to UC and earned her baccalaureate degree in information systems, and has been working in that field for 20 years providing technical support for various companies. Athletic, trim and youthful, Annette likes to roller skate. People say kind things about her. She brings positive energy and excitement when she instructs. In the future, she will offer ballroom dancing to the sort of good ballroom and wedding music those of us in a certain age group remember and cherish. Call Annette at 742-4469 to get information about dancing the night away at wedding receptions, reunions, birthdays and line dancing parties, as well as about her classes. 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.

Artists needed: Indoors a good garden plot for winter herbs Evendale Fine Arts annual exhibit The Evendale Cultural Arts Center is issuing a call to artists for the Evendale Fine Arts annual exhibit, Friday, May 13, through Sunday, May 16. The exhibit is sponsored by the village of Evendale and the Evendale Cultural Arts Center The exhibit will be held in the secure Community Room in the Evendale Recreation Center at 10500 Reading Road. An opening reception for the artists will be 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday evening, May 13. To be eligible artists must live within a 30-mile radius of Evendale, must be working in original paintings, pastels, sketches, etchings or sculpture, and be at least 21 years of age. Each artist may submit up to three pieces of artwork. Giclées, prints, or computer generated art will not be considered. Submitted work will be

juried for inclusion into the show by internationally known artist and Evendale resident C.F. Payne, who will sit as juror for the selection process. Notification of artwork accepted will be mailed the week of April 8. Early Bird Deadline is Monday, March 21, and the extended deadline is Friday, March 25. All hanging works must be well framed and wired for presentation. The submitted works may be marked for sale or for exhibition only. No commission is taken. Members of the exhibition committee will coordinate sales. Artists who were in past exhibits will receive an application in the mail. For an application contact Susan Gordy, director, Evendale Cultural Arts Center, at evendaleculturalarts@ or 563-1350 or Pat Haslit at jhaslit@ or 733-8064.

If you’d like to do a little indoor gardening, and you love to cook, here are a few plants that are pretty easy to grow. They’re herbs, and you know what? Growing herbs in the winter is one of the true delights of indoor gardening. Attractive plants, they smell great, and of course, there’s nothing like the flavor that fresh culinary herbs add to your food. Now, to grow herbs successfully indoors, you’ll need to provide them with the essentials: Good light – Herbs would like as much light as possible to grow indoors. Growing them in a southern window is perfect. If you don’t have strong daily light, you can supplement with florescent lights, and yes, regular florescent lights work just fine. Keep the light within 3 to 5 inches of the foliage and turned on around 14 hours a day. • Cool to average room temperatures – Herb won’t need a lot of heat. As a matter of fact, cooler rooms can

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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

Monfort Heights United Methodist Church

3682 West Fork Rd , west of North Bend Traditional Worship 8:30 & 11:00am Contemporary Worhip 9:44am

Nursery Available * Sunday School 513-481-8699 * www.

Well staffed Nursery, Active Youth & College Groups, Exciting Music Dept, Seniors Group, Deaf Ministry


Creek Road Baptist Church 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


Mt. Healthy Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

7717 Harrison Ave Mt. Healthy, OH 45231 Rev. Michael Doerr, Pastor 513-521-6029 Sunday 9:00 a.m...... Contemporary Service 9:45a.m...... Sunday School 10:45 a.m........ Traditional Worship Nursery Staff Provided “A Caring Community of Faith” Welcomes You

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Mt Healthy United Methodist Church

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".

Sharonville United Methodist

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

3751 Creek Rd.



EPISCOPAL 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


Christ Church Glendale Episcopal Church

(Office) 946 Hempstead Dr. (513) 807-7200 Jody Burgin, Pastor We meet Sundays at 10:30am at 9158 Winton Rd. – Springfield Township Childcare provided

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“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

VINEYARD CHURCH NORTHWEST COLERAIN TOWNSHIP Three Weekend Services! Saturday - 5:30 pm Sunday - 9:30 & 11:15 am 9165 Round Top Rd (1/4 mi. so. of Northgate Mall)


Faith Lutheran LCMC

8265 Winton Rd., Finneytown Pastor Robert Curry Contemporary Service 9am Traditional Service 11:00am

Pastor Lisa Arrington 9:00 am Contemporary Worship 10:00 am Welcome Hour/ Sun School 11:00 am Traditional Worship


Sunday School Hour (for all ages) 9:15 - 10:15am Worship Service - 10:30 to 11:45am (Childcare provided for infants/ toddlers) Pastor: Rich Lanning Church: 2191 Struble Rd Office: 2192 Springdale Rd

4695 Blue Rock Road Colerain Twp. South of Ronald Reagan and I-275 923-3370

Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA) “Growing Closer to God, Growing Closer to Neighbor”

www. 513-522-3026

1553 Kinney Ave, Mt. Healthy

Worship: 8:30 am traditional - 10:45 am contemporary Sunday School: 9:45 am Nursery provided


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PRESBYTERIAN Church By The Woods PC(USA) Sun Worship 10:00am Childcare Provided 3755 Cornell Rd 563-6447 ............................................

Pastor Todd A. Cutter

Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS 5921 Springdale Rd 1mi west of Blue Rock

Rev Lyle Rasch, Pastor

Worship 10:30 am Sunday School: 9:20 am Traditional Service and Hymnbook

Taiwanese Ministry 769-0725


Northminster Presbyterian Church

UNITED METHODIST Christ, the Prince of Peace 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 "Life Changing Love Letters!"

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

JOHN WESLEY UNITED METHODIST 1927 W. K emper Rd. (Between Mill & Hamilton) 513-825-0733 Traditional Sunday Services 9:00am & 10:15am Contemporary Service 11:30am



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

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Toastmasters Open House, noon-1 p.m., Park 42 Toastmaster Club, 3700 Park 42 Drive, Suite 190B, View abbreviated meeting to see if toastmasters could improve your communication and leadership skills. Ages 18 and up. Free. 759-3288. Sharonville.


The Basics of Memory Loss, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Twin Lakes at Montgomery, 9840 Montgomery Road. The Montgomery Room. Information about memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease from the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati. Free. Presented by Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati. 247-1330; Montgomery. Cooking with a Cardiologist, noon-1:30 p.m., Garnish Catering, 9648 Kenwood Road. Learn about symptoms and treatments of heart failure with Santosh Menon, medical director of the Carl H. & Edyth Lindner Heart Failure Treatment Center at the Christ Hospital. Demonstration of how to cook low-sodium meal. Free. Registration required. Presented by Christ Hospital. 585-1000. Blue Ash.


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


Brendon Walsh, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place. $8, $4 college and military night. Ages 18 and up. 984-9288; Montgomery.


Taking Care When Giving Care, 3-4:30 p.m., Jewish Family Service, 8487 Ridge Road. Support and resource group for caregivers of elderly or disabled. Topics include maintaining balance, how to cope with feelings of guilt and stress, finding resources and long-distance care-giving. Ages 21 and up. Free. 469-1188; Amberley Village.


Adult Cooking Classes by Chef Jamie, 6-8 p.m., Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road. Treat Your Sweet. With personal chef and instructor of Out of Thyme, Ltd. Personal Chef Service. $65-$70. 417-6062. Blue Ash. Cooking with Wine, 6-8 p.m., Gorman Heritage Farm, 10052 Reading Road. Creamy spinach-artichoke dip in a bread bowl; smoked ham with creamed sherry, citrus and ginger sauce; and Meier’s Wine Cellars’ mulled port with Ivy Gaulin, who will speak on the wines, ports and sherries used. Ingredients from the farm when possible. Ages 21 and up. $35. Registration required. 5636663. Evendale.


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Sunset at Glenwood Gardens, 5:45 p.m., Glenwood Gardens, 10623 Springfield Pike. Cotswold Visitor Center. Bring mug and watch sun go down over landscape. Hot chocolate provided. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Woodlawn.


Dis/Troy, 7 p.m., Evendale Cultural Arts Center, Reading and Glendale-Milford roads, Playhouse Off the Hill. Adaptation by Yokanaan Kerns, based on Homer’s “The Iliad.” Free. Presented by Playhouse in the Park. 3452242; Evendale.


Watters Trunk Show, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Bridal and Formal, 300 W. Benson St., Latest trends from the Watters collections. Ages 18 and up. Free. Through Feb. 13. 821-6622. Reading. S A T U R D A Y, F E B . 1 2


Art School - VIVA @the Center, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., The Center for the Arts, 322 Wyoming Ave. Join the Center’s art director, Melinda Welch, in the art room for a puppet-making extravaganza. Create animals, people, mythical creatures and more. All ages. Part of ArtsWave Sampler Weekends. Free. Presented by ArtsWave. 948-1900; www.thecenter4thearts.or. Wyoming.


Wyoming Dance Academy @ the Center, 11-11:30 a.m. Watch a ballet barre demonstration, tap demonstration and hip hop dancers. Then learn some hip hop steps. Finish with instructor Amy Garcia’s version of musical chairs for dance. Ages 8-12 with parents or caregivers.) and 11:30 a.m.-noon Preschool dance party. Watch young tappers, then join them. Ages 4-8 with parents or caregivers. The Center for the Arts, 322 Wyoming Ave. Part of ArtsWave Sampler Weekends. Free. 948-1900; Wyoming.


Cupcakes & Cocktails, 7-10 p.m., The Vintage Club, 11002 Montgomery Road. Evening designed to pamper women with fashion, hors d’oeuvres, specialty mixed cocktails and cupcakes from the area’s best pastry chefs. Includes gifts and prizes, shopping, fashion show, wine and chocolate pairing bar, Lipstick & Lashes lounge and food from Montgomery Inn. Attire: cupcake or cocktail dress. Benefits Eve Center. $35. Tickets available online. 985-9959; Symmes Township.

Wine Tasting, 5-7 p.m., Wyoming Wines, 1208 Springfield Pike. $1-$2 per pour. 761-9463; Wyoming. Wine Bar Tasting, 4-7 p.m., The Wine Store, 9905 Montgomery Road. Friday tastings with John, the wine-bar-keep. Fifty cents per taste. 984-9463; Montgomery.


ART EXHIBITS 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.




David Ferrara, 7:30 p.m., The Center for the Arts, 322 Wyoming Ave. Award-winning guitarist, based in St. Louis, with performance degrees from University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and Southern Methodist University. $10. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Guitar Society. 948-1900. Wyoming.

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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.

Musik Kids, 11-11:30 a.m., The Center for the Arts, 322 Wyoming Ave. Move, sing, play instruments, folk dance and more. Ages up to 7 with parents. Part of ArtsWave Sampler Weekends. Free. 948-1900; Wyoming.


Winter Wine and Food Fest, 2-4 p.m. and 46 p.m., The Wine Store, 9905 Montgomery Road. Wine and beer tasting with gourmet food. $3 for four tastes. 984-9463; Montgomery.


An Evening with John McCutcheon, 8 p.m., Raymond Walters College Muntz Hall, 9555 Plainfield Road. Muntz Theater. Folk music’s “renaissance man,” master instrumentalist, powerful singer-songwriter, storyteller, activist and author. $15, $10 advance. 745-5705; Blue Ash.


Cincinnati Boy Choir, 2-3 p.m., The Center for the Arts, 322 Wyoming Ave. Hear the choir before their trip to Washington, D.C. Part of ArtsWave Sampler Weekends. Free. 9481900; Wyoming.


Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Orchestra, 2-4 p.m., Montgomery City Hall, 10101 Montgomery Road. Enjoy a performance while browsing the Ansel Adams photography exhibit. Part of ArtsWave Sampler Weekends. Free. 891-2424; Montgomery.


School House Symphony, 10-11 a.m., The Center for the Arts, 322 Wyoming Ave. Since 1976, School House Symphony has provided in-school performances on a full-time basis. SHS provides cultural enrichment, musical concepts, history, and culture. Ages 4 and up. Part of ArtsWave Sampler Weekends. Free. 948-1900; Wyoming. Suzuki Violin Program Performance, 1-2 p.m., The Center for the Arts, 322 Wyoming Ave. Concert by the children from the Suzuki Violin program. Part of ArtsWave Sampler Weekends. Free. 948-1900; Wyoming.

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As part of the ArtsWave Sampler Weekend, the Flying Cloud Academy of Vintage Dance will perform from 3 p.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Wyoming Center for the Arts, 322 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. This group performs beautiful, historically accurate reconstructed vintage dances from the 1800s and 1900s to authentic vintage music. Afterward, the whole family will be invited to dance some historic gems with the group. The Flying Cloud has performed in premier venues, including the Smithsonian Institute, the Biltmore Estate and regional art museums. They have also collaborated with the Cincinnati Ballet, the CSO and the Cincinnati Museum Center. Visit for more information on the group, and for more events at the Wyoming Center for the Arts and other locations in the Cincinnati area.


BARC Saturday Night Social, 7:30-11 p.m., Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road. Salsa Night at the Cafe. Learn to salsa with instructors from the Arthur Murray Dance Studio. Includes food, soft drinks, and prizes. Bring your own adult beverages. Ages 21 and up. $15; $12 advance. 745-8550; Blue Ash.


Cincinnati Contradancers, 4-5 p.m., The Center for the Arts, 322 Wyoming Ave. Watch and join in on traditional dances. No special training and talent required. Teens and adults. Part of ArtsWave Sampler Weekends. Free. 948-1900; Wyoming.


Bill Goodman’s Gun and Knife Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road. $7, $1 ages 12 and under. 502-538-3900; Sharonville. S U N D A Y, F E B . 1 3


Greater Cincinnati Decorative Painters Meeting and Class, 11:45 a.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road. Open to all painters and all experience levels and new members and guests. Art class follows meeting. Carol Cole teaches: Telemark Ornament. Paint supplied. $7. Students bring brushes: No. 3 & 5 round, 6 or 8 filbert and 1 short liner, wet palette, a cap for medium, water container; paper towels, transfer and tracing paper and piece of sponge. Free. Registration and fee required for classes. 522-1154; www. Springfield Township.


Sunday Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sharon Woods Golf Course and Stonewood Banquet Center, 11355 Swing Road. Three seating times. Valentine’s Day Brunch. Buffet featuring more than 25 items, carving station and made-to-order omelets. Special beverages available for $3.50 each. Music by the Chris Comer Trio. $13.95, $6.95 ages 2-12; free ages 23 months and under. Vehicle permit required. Reservations required. 769-0624; Sharonville.


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. 563-9756. Sharonville.


Remembering the Eckstein School, 4-6 p.m., Glendale Heritage Museum, 44 Village Square, Photographs, artifacts, collection of sporting trophies and scrapbook of articles from 1915-1958. It was a school for AfricanAmerican students during the years of segregation. Exhibit opening and reception. Continues through May 21. 771-4908; Glendale.


It’s A Love Thing, 8 p.m.-2:30 a.m., Rhinos Live, 11473 Chester Road. Drinks, dancing and music by Second Wind. Doors open 7 p.m. $15. 742-5483; www.edwinbutler. com/lovething. Sharonville.


Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Orchestra Valentine’s Concert, 7-9 p.m., Church of the Saviour United Methodist Church, 8005 Pfeiffer Road. Aurelian Oprea, violin; Blythe Walker, soprano. Free. 232-0949; Montgomery.


Colors In Nature, 2 p.m., Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road. Sharon Centre. Naturalist-led presentation of colorful animals. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Sharonville.


Cincinnati Backgammon Players Club Monthly Tournament, noon-5 p.m., Max and Erma’s, 3855 Hauck Road. Double-elimination backgammon tournament for Cincinnati area players. Chouette also played. Family friendly. $21. Presented by Cincinnati Backgammon Players Club. 18. 807-6926. Sharonville. M O N D A Y, F E B . 1 4

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472 Meeting, 7:30-8:30 p.m., St. Paul Community United Methodist Church, 8221 Miami Road. Public speaking and leadership skills meeting. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472. 3515005. Madeira.


Adventure Boot Camp for Women, 5:306:30 a.m., Kids First Sports Center, 7900 E. Kemper Road Indoors. Weekdays through March 11. Fitness instruction, nutritional counseling and motivational training. Ages 18 and up. $219-$299 for four-week camp. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Adventure Boot Camp for Women. 4074665; Sycamore Township.


National Great Black in Wax Museum Exhibit, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Macy’s, 7800 Montgomery Road. Lower Level Entrance. Figures of uplifting and inspiring AfricanAmerican role models. From superstars to lesser-known historical characters. Free. 247-6411; Kenwood. T U E S D A Y, F E B . 1 5

EDUCATION Job Training Information Session, 10 a.m., Scarlet Oaks Career Development Campus, 3254 E. Kemper Road. Free. Presented by Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development. Through Feb. 19. 6125790. Sharonville. FARMERS MARKET

Wyoming Avenue Winter Farmers Market, 2-6 p.m., Wyoming Avenue Farmers Market, Corner of Wyoming and Van Roberts avenues, E-mail orders to up until 6 p.m. of the previous Friday. Pick up orders on designated days. Product listing and details at website. Pre-orders only. 761-6263; Wyoming.


Wine Friends Tasting, 6 p.m., The Wine Store, 9905 Montgomery Road. Sample and learn about $9.99 and under wines. Ten wines in brown paper bags are tasted and voted on. Includes gourmet cheese and crackers. $8. Reservations required. 9849463; Montgomery. W E D N E S D A Y, F E B . 1 6


Cafe Conversations Series, 7-8 p.m., Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road. “Out of Thyme.” Learn about homemade meals for busy people. Presentations that enlighten, educate and entertain. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 7458550; Blue Ash.


Nature Stories: Salamanders, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road. Sharon Centre. Naturalist reads themed story. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Sharonville. Maple Sugaring Display, 10:45 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Glenwood Gardens, 10623 Springfield Pike. Highfield Discovery Garden. Learn why the maple is the sweetest tree. Program is weather dependent. $2, vehicle permit required. Registration required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 771-8733; Woodlawn.


Tri-County Press

February 9, 2011


The type of love that shines the brightest Valentine’s Day was fast approaching. A handsome young man stood at a jewelry store counter. In front of him, on a black velvet cloth, were three glittering stones. All were cut with precision and to the uneducated eye all three looked like diamonds. Actually however, one was glass, one was zircon, and one was an elegant diamond. The price range went from $75 to several thousand. Only a professional gemologist could immediate tell them apart. They looked stunning but needed to be carefully distinguished – just as types of love need to be carefully distinguished as regards their value. In fact, we can use the three stones before the young man to symbolize three possible kinds of love. The faceted glass stone could represent a particular kind of love called “if-love.” It’s the most common type of

love. Of course, it glitters and glistens but it’s not very valuable and easily scratched. It has strings attached. If-love is not love at all. It’s self-centered and offered only in exchange for something our alleged lover wants from us. “If you put me first, meet my expectations and be what I want you to be; if you’re sexually fulfilling; if you overlook any kind of treatment from me, I’ll love you.” So many ifs. So many strings attached. So much self-centeredness. Many such fragile relationships crack and break apart after awhile. Expectations eventually are not met, disillusionment sets in, and whatever we bartered away to get this if-only love wasn’t enough. What was thought to be genuine love turns into disinterest or hate. Sometimes even parental love can be tainted by the “if” kind of love.

Whether its expectations are the too-strict demands of Tiger Mom, or the absence of needed discipline from Too Soft Moms, young children can become confused over whether they are truly loved at all. The second stone, representing the second kind of love, could be called the “because” kind of love. A person is still not loved for themselves but because of some quality they possess, something they have, or something they do. “I love you because you have such a beautiful body; because you’re rich, powerful, popular or well-known.” This kind of love gave birth to the belief that “power, money and position are the greatest aphrodisiacs!” Of course, if we’re loved because of some thing or quality we have, what will happen if we lose it or someone else comes along with more of the lovable quality? What happens when age takes

away the quality, poor economic times deplete our resources, or an accident deforms our body? If we can have an inkling that we are loved with a because-kindof-love, insecurity results. We stay on guard lest it appear we have lost the tenuous quality which endear us. We worry: “If the quality goes, will love go, too?” The third stone, the brilliant diamond, symbolizes unconditional love. Colloquially we could call it “in spite of” kind of love. There are no strings attached, no list of expectations, we do not deserve it or earn it – we just mysteriously receive it from the one loving us. We are loved just because the one loving us sees some great worth in us as a person. We probably don’t even see it ourselves. We are irreplaceable to the one who loves us. This is also the kind of love with which God loves us. It’s not

because we’ve done everything right and earn it, Father Lou but it comes from the heart of Guntzelman the one loving Perspectives us. This unconditional love is rare among humans. Yet, this is the kind of love for which our hearts are desperately hunger. It is a very rare gem to find. Fortunate are those who experience it. Victor Hugo stated well its importance: “The supreme happiness in life is the conviction of being loved for oneself, or, more correctly, being loved in spite of oneself.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Program directs Jews toward a meaningful life The Goldstein Family Learning Academy will present JLI’s “Toward a Meaningful Life: A SoulSearching Journey for Every Jew.” Rabbi Yisroel Mangel of Chabad Jewish Center will conduct the six course sessions. Morning classes (six Thursdays) will begin 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 10. Evening Classes (six Mondays) will begin 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14. “The objective of this course is to teach and empower individuals of all backgrounds with new life skills based on traditional Torah thought, thereby enabling them to transform the way they view their daily lives,” said Rabbi Yisroel Mangel.

“The course offers an antidote to the monotony and grind of unchanging routines. It provides newfound energy and exhilaration in taking on challenges, and it offers practical strategies for developing a deeper sense of joy and satisfaction,” said Mangel Through the examination of the spectrum of life, personal growth, relationships, home, work, special challenges, and the role of God and faith in daily existence, each session will also examine the Torah’s perspective, and students will be invited to challenge their current views and consider more meaningful approaches to these topical subjects. In addition, each lesson will conclude with a toolbox of exercises and guidelines

to help students make full use of the ideas and strategies that will be discussed. Although the course is prepared by Rabbi Simon Jacobson, head of the Meaningful Life Center in New York City and author of the best-selling book “Toward a Meaningful Life,” the sessions are freestanding and no prior familiarity with the book is assumed. “Day after day, life can be a treadmill, as we go through the motions without asking why or seeking what really matters to us,” Mangel said. “This course offers recipes, tips, and techniques for not only discovering where your true meaning lies, but in actually making it a part of your daily existence. These sessions will

Evendale hosts Playhouse show 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. The play is recommended for children

ages 10 and older. “DIS/TROY” is an extraordinary theatrical adaptation of Homer’s “The Iliad.” Set during the Trojan War, the play cuts to the core issues of the classic epic – glory, fate, revenge and homecoming. The Greek warrior hero Achilles refuses to fight, leading to disastrous results for both the Greeks and their enemy. Dramatic scenes in the mortal world alternate with comic scenes on Mount Olympus, where the gods are fighting their own, often

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It’s a piece of cake to make your own Valentines I remember well my first box of Valentine’s candy. I was 16 and my boyfriend, Jim, brought over two huge heart-shaped boxes of candy from the drugstore. One was, of course, for me, and the other was for Mom. Needless to say, Jim scored brownie points that day. But he taught me a valuable lesson: Valentine’s Day is not just for sweethearts.

Cake pops

So trendy! Lots of specialty pastry makers have these for sale. You can make your own. 1 box favorite cake mix or homemade, baked according to directions

Favorite icing:

Think of combos you like with cake

For dipping:

Melted chocolate

To decorate:

Tiny candies

Let cake cool completely. Break into pieces and, with a mixer or fork, crumble cake into fine crumbs. Start adding icing, about


⁄2 cup at a t i m e . Yo u ’ l l notice the more you mix the cake with the icing, the more Rita moist it Heikenfeld gets. A d d Rita’s kitchen more icing depending upon how you like the finished pops – with a cakelike or creamy center. (Make a small ball, about an inch or so. If it holds together, and it’s still a bit cake-like in texture, you can use it like that. For a more creamy texture, add a bit more icing. I like mine cake-like). Put in freezer for an hour to get hard. Or refrigerate until very firm, a couple of hours. (You can leave them in the fridge several days or in the freezer a couple of weeks at least). Dip in melted chocolate and IMMEDIATELY sprinkle on toppings before icing sets. Insert on sucker sticks and put them into a foam base, covered with foil, etc. Or put them into paper candy liners, or make indi-

vidual gifts by wrapping each pop in a cellophane bag. Store in fridge, covered. Bring to room temperature before eating. Even easier: Use doughnut holes instead of the cake. This is especially fun for the kids to do. I like to use glazed doughnut holes. Optional but good: Substitute up to 1⁄4 cup of favorite liqueur for liquid used in cake mix, or add an extra dash of vanilla, some cinnamon, etc.

Chocolate-covered cherries

Rivals store bought! Make as many, or as little, as you like. I first tasted these when friend and colleague Perrin Rountree, an Anderson Township reader, brought me some. 1 jar l0 oz., maraschino cherries with stems Drain cherries very well for several hours. They must be dry for fondant to adhere.

Fast fondant

Not a true fondant, but


It’s easy to make food from the heart for your special Valentine. an easy one. You’ll have fondant leftover. Freeze fondant up to a month. 3 tablespoons butter, softened 3 tablespoons light corn syrup 2 cups powdered sugar 12 oz. or so melted chocolate Mix butter and syrup, then mix in powdered sugar. It will look a bit dry but will come together as you knead it smooth. If too soft to handle, chill for 15 minutes. (Mixture can also be made a week ahead and brought to room temperature). Shape 1⁄2 to l teaspoon mixture around each cherry,

fitting the fondant closely to the cherry, enclosing the base of the stem as well. Roll in your palms to smooth fondant. Place on baking sheet and chill until firm. This is necessary for the chocolate to adhere. Melt chocolate. Let cool a bit – chocolate will be still be warm and very liquid. Dip cherry into chocolate. Seal completely or juice could leak out. Place on sprayed baking sheet. Chill until firm. To store: Store in tightly covered container in fridge. Bring to room temperature before eating.

Tips from readers Dairy-free


chips: Read labels. Alexia Kadish, a Loveland reader, cautions to read labels to make sure chips are dairyfree. The recipe from a reader last week for dairy-free chocolate chip cookies called for chocolate chips. Some are dairy-free; others are not; others may be dairy-free but processed in a plant that uses dairy. As Alexia suggests, “A good way to locate chocolate chips without dairy is to look for the kosher label that has a tiny reference to ‘parve’ next to it.” Checking further, “parve” means by rabbinical supervision there will be no milk, butter or dairy in it. ‘D’ or ‘dairy’ will mean it could be possible that dairy is included. Thanks, Alexia!

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Thriftway ham loaf. Randy Sias is still looking for the ham loaf made at the Thriftway on Five Mile Road in Anderson Township. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.


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Criminal trespassing, theft

Reported at 12164 Lebanon Road, Jan. 22.


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.


$35.36 in gas pumped and not paid for at 2225 E. Sharon Road, Jan. 26. Cell phone valued at $400 removed at 11080 Chester Road, Jan. 26.

Princeton teen competes for scholarships On Feb. 19, Princeton High School’s 2010 valedictorian will vie for the top prize, $30,000 in c o l l e g e scholarships, travel, cash and prizes, Piphus at the 2011 Tennessee National Teenager Scholarship Pageant. Megan Piphus, 18, is the daughter of Pastor Freddie Piphus Jr. and Marsha Piphus of Zion Global Ministries in Cincinnati. She is a freshman at Vanderbilt University and is clear about why she chose this scholarship program to be her first pageant experience. “I believe that I embody the qualities of a great National Teenager (titleholder). I am confident in my ability to succeed in any endeavor that I pursue and would love to instill that same confidence in other teenagers, preteens and young princesses.” America’s National Teenager Scholarship Pageant recognizes young women ages 9 to 25 for their academic achievement, community involvement, leadership ability and communication skills. Representatives from all over the state will come to Bethel World Outreach Center, Brentwood, Tenn., to showcase their achievements and accolades and win scholarship money. The winner of this state-wide competition will represent the state at the National Competition, to be held this July in Miami.

M. & Pongpayia to Federal Home Loan Mortgag Corp.; $46,000.


Mcgillard St.: Jake Sweeney Auto Leasing Inc. to Sweeney Auto Leasing Inc.; $250,000. 100 Tri-County Parkway: Fairway TriCounty LLC to Othman Amani & Akram; $880,000.



Laptop and GPS valued at $2221 removed at 12173 Village Woods Drive, Jan. 26.

Max Moyer

Lory “Max” Moyer, 75, Sharonville, died Jan. 28. He was a volunteer with the Sharonville Fire Department. Survived by wife Lois Moyer; children Kimberly Hoog, Michael (Ali-

Theft, criminal damaging

Catalytic converter of unknown value removed at 2400 E. Sharon Road, Jan. 22.



Juan Pop-Ramos, 25, 1342 Chesterdale Drive, assault, Jan. 22. Andre Wilson, 47, 2861 Harrison Ave., theft, falsification, Jan. 22. Arik Smith, 18, 7421 Clovernook Ave., theft at 1170 Princeton Pike, Jan. 23. James Lyons, 12, 2543 Joyce Lane, theft at 900 Kemper Road, Jan. 24.

Incidents/investigations Domestic

Reported at Rose Lane, Jan. 19. Female reported at Chesterwood, Jan. 19. Female reported at Chesterdale Drive, Jan. 21. Witness reported at Northland Bypass, Jan. 21. Female reported at Chesterdale Drive, Jan. 23.

Domestic violence

Female reported at 1041 Chester-

11535 Princeton Road: Jake Sweeney Auto Leasing to Sweeney Ohio Realty LLC; $615,466.


1100 Springfield Pike: Bank Of New York Mellon The to Krupp Lara & Ben; $102,000. 552 Hickory Hill Lane: Egole-Oziri

wood, Jan. 23.

$83,000 removed from account without consent at 120 Kemper Road, Jan. 24.


Victim threatened at 211 Northland Blvd., Jan. 19. Victim threatened at 352 Cameron Ave., Jan. 26.

Iphone of unknown value removed at 11700 Princeton Pike, Jan. 19. Vehicle entered and folders of unknown value removed at 225 Pictoria Drive, Jan. 21. Catalytic converter removed from vehicle at 1173 Chesterwood Court, Jan. 21. Frames of unknown value removed at 11700 Princeton Pike, Jan. 23. Tools and battery of unknown value removed at 1100 Kemper Road, Jan. 24. Reported at 85 Kemper Road, Jan. 24. Reported at 137 Kemper Road, Jan. 26.

RELIGION Church by the Woods

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;

Sharonville United Methodist Church

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.

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 search-


Your Community Press newspaper serving Evendale, Glendale, Sharonville, Springdale, Wyoming


About religion

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, Ohio 45140. ing 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 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.

Evelyn Place Monuments Quality Granite & Bronze Monuments & Markers


Owner: Pamela Poindexter 4952 Winton Rd. • Fairfield

Road, Jan. 26.

Incidents/investigations Disorderly subjects

Male and female arguing, male transported to residence out of town, Van Roberts Place at Wirtz Way, Jan. 28.

Property damage/criminal mischief

causing no damage to hydrant and minor scratch to vehicle, Oliver Road and Springfield Pike, Jan. 20.


Two vehicles parked in driveway entered with $120 dollars from one vehicle and $40.

City fire hydrant struck by vehicle





Joseph W. Jackson III, 20, 1433 W. North Bend Road, drug abuse, Galbraith

About real estate transfers

Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate.

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son) Moyer; grandchildren Zachary Hoog, Cameron Moyer. Preceded in death by grandson Jacob Hoog. Servuces were Feb. 4 at St. Michael. Arrangements by MihovkRosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to the St. Michael Church Endowment Fund.

Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge. Call 248-7134 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details.

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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About obituaries

Victorious Empowerment Worship Center





11005 Main St.: Boone Howard Michael@3 to Schatzle Eli S. & Krysta L.; $78,000. 11808 Percivale Court: Bellamy Mary Diane & Pamela J. Roehling to Bellamy Mary Diane; $83,160. 3320 Hageman Ave.: Wescott Mark M. & Pongpayia to Federal Home Loan Mortgag Corp.; $46,000. 3320 Hageman Ave.: Wescott Mark






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About police reports


Brandon Byrd, 26, 787 Danvers Drive, Cincinnati; warrant for failing to pay fines and costs due to Glendale Mayor’s Court Jan. 27.

Tri-County Press

February 9, 2011

PUBLIC AUCTION In accordance with of provisions the State Law, there being due and unpaid charges for which the undersigned is entitled to satisfy an owner and/or manag er’s lien of the goods hereinafter described and stored at the Uncle Bob’s Self location(s) Storage listed below. And, due notice having been given, to the owner of said property and all parties known to claim an interest herein, and the time specified in such a notice for payment of such having expired, the goods will be sold at public auction at the below stated location(s) to the highest bidder or otherwise disposed of on Monday, Febru ary 21, 2011 at 11:00AM. 11378 Springfield Pike, Springfield, OH 513-77145246, 5311. Leonard Haw816 Danbury kins Rd Cincinnati OH household 45240 goods, furniture, Tanekia boxes. 12079 Hedrington Cantrell Dr. Spring dale OH 45246, goods, household sporting boxes, goods; Keith Kurland 1132 N. 76 Ave, Hollywood, FL household 33024 goods, furniture, boxes, TV’s or stereo equip; Teresa Roseberry 3891 Mack Rd Apt 125 Fairfield OH 45014, household goods, boxes, furniture, tools, appliances, TV’s or stereo equip; Yvette B. Baldwin 8112 Constitution Dr. Cincinnati, OH 45215, furniture, boxes, appliances, TV’s or stereo equip. 1617362

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