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Cinema has life after last picture show By Kelly McBride Reddy kreddy@communitypress.com

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Thomas Turner’s family moved to Glendale when he was 10 years old, and Glendale remains the family hub. A quintessential go-getter, Tom assiduously practices his philosophy: keep moving and you’ll remain young. SEE LIFE, B1

Sharonville Fine Arts Center, which originally featured silent films and vaudeville Sharonville Recreation Center and the Sharonville Fine Arts Council shows, is in the movie business once again, Center on Reading Road. showing family films at discounted prices. And there’s free popcorn. “It’s affordable and a good way to sit with your Sharonville Family Cinema, held once a neighbors and socialize. month, features two films on a Saturday night Sue Koetz, the city’s parks and recreation at the theater that seats 145. director, is also a Sharonville Fine Arts Council All of the movies are appropriate for family board member. viewing, according to Michael Blomer of the “Our main focus was to make it (the center) Sharonville Recreation Department. a comprehensive program of arts and cultural The 6 p.m. film is aimed at young children, initiatives,” she said. and the movie shown at 8 p.m. “will be for the “However, we knew that for most of the whole family,” according to Blomer. people who live in the area, it was an enterThe center reopened in 2007 and has been tainment icon and we wanted to go on the undergoing renovations for entertainment that momentum of the nostalgia most people had includes live theater as well. for the cinema and the movies.” City Councilwoman Vicki Hoppe said it’s “We’re trying to show the newest movies another way to get the community together. we can,” Blomer said. “It’s important to bring “It’s cheap family entertainment,” she said. affordable entertainment back to Sharonville.”

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Upcoming movies include: March 13 “G Force,” 6 p.m.; “Night at the Museum 2,” 8 p.m. April 17 “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” 6 p.m. “Where the Wild Things Are,” 8 p.m. More information on upcoming movies, as well as other programs through the Fine Arts Council, can be found on its Web site, www.sharonvillefinearts.com. Those who want to be kept up to date can sign up for an e-mail newsletter through the Web site.

Evendale tries to keep nuisances in check By Amanda Hopkins ahopkins@communitypress.com

Stewart Elementary dads recently had an opportunity to spend extra time with their kids while learning how to become more involved in their children’s academic lives. SEE STORY, A4

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How often are these zoning violators monitored? “Vehicles parked on unpaved surfaces are looked at constantly.

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Both the building commissioner and police will (check on) these violations. From that point the building commissioner would address the problem.” If residents have a large party, will they face a penalty if guests park in the homeowner’s yard? “If someone had a party and people were parked on the grass that would not be a concern. I can’t think of a situation when that has presented a problem. The need for having it in the

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Is there anything being done to eliminate the zoning problem entirely? “As we move forward with our comprehensive master plan and economic development strategic plan we will be focusing on updating our zoning code and property maintenance code to address certain deficiencies and changes based on direction from these planning efforts. Although the plans are mostly concerned with the commercial

“ (It) certainly is not a wide spread problem in Evendale but something that can be very aggravating to neighbors.”

Jack Cameron Evendale assistant to the mayor

and industrial areas of the village the results direct efforts to control appearance and upkeep of all areas of the village which includes residential. In preparation of these changes the village wants to remind residents and businesses alike that we succeed as a whole community and attention to each and every property is meaningful. “As a property owner, if you have not considered the impact your property makes on your neighbors please take a moment to consider how your property looks compared to your neighbors and make some needed changes. “As a resident, if you physically need help maintaining your property, please contact the village. There are resources available to help you. “Together we can continue to be a top 25 Best U.S. suburb and the best place to live in Hamilton County.”

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At the Feb. 11 council meeting, Evendale Mayor Don Apking warned residents that parking their vehicles on the grass could earn them a ticket. Jack Cameron, assistant to the mayor, said Apking was mainly addressing repeat offenders who continue to be a “nuisance” to other residents. “So in a nutshell, these property owners that don’t respect their fellow property owners enough to keep their exterior in an adequate state of repair and upkeep end up being an eyesore to neighbors and passers by which negatively affect property values,” Cameron said. When a resident violates the zoning code, the building commissioner first notifies the resident of the violation to give them the chance to move the car to a paved surface. Cameron said the majority of the time, the car is moved and the problem is solved, keeping the case out of mayor’s court. Cameron answered a few questions about the zoning code and how they enforce the code.

zoning code is to make all driveways and parking areas be a hard surface from the standpoint of looks and eventual property maintenance. A gravel and/or dirt round can erode easily in rain and now create other problems for neighbors and even flow dirt and debris onto the public road. So the zoning is not necessarily addressing short term, but long term. We have events at (Gorman Farm) and sometimes here that we might use a field to facilitate parking. Biggest concern with parking in an unmarked lot or field is access for an emergency and how the cars are exiting onto the public road. Again, not a big issue for us.”


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Glendale council approves fire truck purchase By Kelly McBride Reddy kreddy@communitypress.com

After months of debate and a new round of bidding, Glendale will be adding a fire truck to its volunteer department. Village council’s 4-2 vote has cleared the way for Fire Chief David Moore to buy a new truck to replace the current backup, which he says isn’t even safe for

transport anymore. The vote followed months of discussion and re-evaluation after Aronstein some members of council questioned the need for a second truck as well as the high cost of a custom vehicle. “Council’s approval of a

new fire truck provides the foundation for a viable Glendale Fire Department for the next 10 to 15 years,” said Councilman Ralph Hoop, who voted for the expenditure. “A modern fire apparatus is the main tool that a fire department requires for reliable emergency response and for providing good safety protection for its firefighters,” said Hoop, who chairs

BRIEFLY Langsam discusses Wyoming architecture

On Sunday, March 21, the Wyoming Historical Society will sponsor a presentation by Walter E. Langsam, architectural historian and historic preservation consultant. He will bring to light the veritable museum of architecture constructed in Wyoming in the last century and a half. The program will begin at 2 p.m. at the Wyoming Civic Center, 1 Worthington Ave, at the corner of Springfield Pike. For additional information, please contact Glenn Lewis at 513-821-1361.

Historical Society news

The Society of Historic Sharonville is now in its 21st year. Located at the intersection

of Creek and Main in downtown Sharonville, the Society of Historic Sharonville is also home to a museum containing many interesting exhibits and a railroad diorama. Although admission to the museum is absolutely free, donations are always gladly accepted. The museum is an ideal place for local, regional, state and even national research. With the local branches of the Public Library of Hamilton County and Greater Cincinnati sending much of the geneological research materials back to the main office in downtown Cincinnati, the central location of the SHS offers visitors easy access to materials. The publication of The Sharonville Cookbook in 2007 was a success and copies of the 200-plus recipe book are still available for only $9. Stop

in at the museum for a copy or drop by Nancy’s Hallmark in Sharonville or the Sharonville Recreation Center on Thornview Drive. Plans are under way for an updated history book on the Sharonville environs. New research has revealed that past publications contained inconsistencies with the later findings. The use of computer enhanced imagery has also allowed the SHS to view older photographs and many objects are now visible that once were not. All SHS photographs have been digitally stored and available for copy for a nominal charge. The museum is open every Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. and other hours by appointment. For more information please contact SHS President and Museum curator Darrin Upp, 563-9756, or email sharonvillehistory@fuse.net.

the village’s fire committee. Glendale considered four bids before deciding on a truck with a $391,615 price tag. Of that amount, $49,898 was offset by a private grant, so the village will be responsible for $341,717. Two councilmembers opposed the purchase of a new truck. Councilwoman Jenny Kilgore said she was disappointed that a used vehicle

was not chosen, citing a cost savings. Councilman William Aronstein also questioned the purchase. “In the current economic climate, an expenditure of nearly $400,000 for a second fire truck is imprudent at this time,” Aronstein said. The new fire truck will take the place of a 10-yearold vehicle. That truck will

move into a backup position, replacing a vehicle that was put into service in 1980. Moore said he was grateful for the decision to buy a new, custom fire truck. “This will allow us to maintain a minimum level of fire protection with national standards,” he said. “It will allow us to provide excellent service to the village.”

Springdale to help guide drivers through Civil War trail By Kelly McBride Reddy kreddy@communitypress.com

Springdale is helping to pave a historic trail. City Council has voted to uphold a 2003 agreement with the Ohio Civil War Trail Commission to post direcZwissler tional signs marking the path of the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail. Five signs, to be placed on Route 4 and on Kemper Road, will help direct drivers as they head to historical

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Springdale Mayor Doyle Webster, left, presents a resolution to Martha Jane Zimmerer upon her retirement as police department clerk. trails throughout the state. John Mallory, the Hamilton County coordinator of the trail commission, explained that the 550-mile driving trail will include 10 markers in Hamilton County. The signs in Springdale will be directional signs that lead to those markers. The trail will mark sites of Confederate raids in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, Mallory said. The Confederate raiders passed through Springdale in 1863, Mallory told Cou ncil. The state is providing the signs and Springdale will simply erect them. History was also marked with the retirement of a long-time employee of Springdale’s police department. Council passed a resolution commending Martha Jane Zimmerer, who has worked as police clerk for 35 years. “She has been an outstanding city employee,” Mayor Doyle Webster said. “The police department couldn’t perform what they

do with the excellent support of Martha.” Police Chief Michael Laage echoed those sentiments. “When you think about 35 years, it’s really important to say thanks, because 35 years is a long time. “You have to be multifaceted,” Laage said of Zimmerer’s responsibilities at the entry window, on the phone, and across the police radio. “It’s very hard,” he said, “and in Martha’s case, she got it done.” Also during the meeting: • Princeton Schools Superintendent Gary Pack explained the bond levy issue that Springdale voters would see on their May ballot. The administrator asked council, as well as residents, for their support. • Wyoming resident Vicky Zwissler introduced herself to council, explaining that she is seeking the Republican nomination for state representative in Ohio’s 28th House District.

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Stewart Elementary program celebrates dads By Kelly McBride Reddy kreddy@communitypress.com

Stewart Elementary dads recently had an opportunity to spend extra time with their kids while learning how to become more involved in their children’s academic lives. In a program called Defensive Dads for their Kids, they had a chance to share dinner, play games and learn the importance of being involved in their child’s school life,” Stewart Principal Shauna McDowell said. McDowell and several dads at Stewart put together the program, inspired by a similar one created by Tony

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About 228 dads and their kids enjoy dinner together at Stewart Elementary’s Defensive Dads for their Kids.

Charles King attends the Defensive Dads program at Stewart Elementary “in support, as a father” of Tre, a fifthgrader.

when his son or daughter is having a bad day, or how to be supportive in his child’s athletic activities. “When they leave, they have something concrete, and can freshen up on,” she

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228 participants started with dinner at Stewart, then games and discussion with tips on how to get involved. McDowell put together a folder with information such as how to be a good dad

play that role.” That night it was all about dads and their kids. Charles King attended with his son, Tre, a fifthgrader. “I’m here in support,” he said, “as the father of two children at this school. “They’ve done a great job reaching out and being inclusive,” he said of McDowell’s efforts. “She recognizes the importance of dads.” “You see every day, the importance of the father in the family,” McDowell said, “whether it’s the biological father or someone that steps into that role. King said he hopes to be an example to his children. “We are making a difference in our children’s lives,” he said.

Glendale police armed with recording devices By Kelly McBride Reddy kreddy@communitypress.com

Glendale police officers are patrolling the village armed with one more piece of equipment. The police department recently bought five miniature cameras that officers clip to their clothing so they can record exchanges on their beats. The MUVI Pro mini cameras have a 72-degree viewing angle, which allows close- and long-range recording. The cameras, which cost $150 each, “were bought not only for investigative purposes, but also to enhance officer safety in documenting exact activity occurring during all types of incidents,” according to a report from Lt. Dave LeCompte. During village council’s March meeting, the public officials paid tribute to a former councilman. Mayor Joseph Hubbard read a resolution honoring Alan Hoeweler, who had served on council for seven years. Hoeweler was thanked for his

years of service on various committees as well, including recreation, parks, fire, finance and utilities. Also during the meeting: • Glendale resident Chris Curtis presented the Glendale Youth Sports annual report. Curtis said there was an increase in expenditures due to more referee and umpire fees, as well as an increase in gym rentals and new league fees. “We had a number of teams of older children who had to pay new league fees,” Curtis said. “But that speaks to the increased levels of participation.” Curtis also explained the village’s scholarship program “for those who would not be able to participate otherwise.” “This is one of the unique things that GYS offers,” Curtis said. “When a guardian or parent requests a scholarship to participate, we give it to them.” In 2009, 43 scholarships were issued, he said. As that number continues to increase, Glendale Youth Sports incurs additional expenses, he said, since the organization is funded

by private donations outside of an annual stipend from the village. “We want to increase our outreach with local businesses,” he said. “We want people to know that not only is a donation going to purchase a ball, but it’s also going to a boy or girl that wouldn’t otherwise participate.” • Ed Williams of TEC Engineering presented a report on the status of the Village Square renovation. Williams said plans had been sent to the Ohio Department of Transportation. The project is slated for construction quotes to go out in June, Williams said. The state had requested that the village place $245,000 in escrow to cover potential costs for the project. After several questions from councilmembers, Williams explained that the estimate for the project could come in lower than that amount, and the village was not obligated to spend the entire $245,000. Unused funds would return to the village, he said.

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The Fire Chiefs of the Northeast Fire Collaborative announce the expansion of the fire collaborative to include the Mason Fire Department. The addition of the city of Mason brings the total number of firefighters represented in the collaborative to 345, the square miles protected to 71 square miles and the population served to 105,000 people from the Loveland Symmes, Sycamore Township, Blue Ash, Sharonville and now Mason fire departments. Mason is the first department added to the collaborative since its inception last spring. These six communities will work in unison to enhance fire firefighter safety, fire protection services and response guidelines all while working under similar policies and combining their purchasing power and resources. “The addition of the city of Mason will work well towards progressing the goals and strategies of the collaborative,” said Chief Ralph Hammonds, president of the collaborative. “By working closer together we can provide a higher quality, more efficient service to our communities, and make better use of our financial resources,” Mason Fire Chief John Moore said.

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goal is to raise more than $1 million. “The YMCA is a place where people come to feel good about themselves during these challenging times. It’s a place where children, adults, families and older adults of all backgrounds can come to meet new friends, learn new things and grow as individuals,” said Zorn, YMCA of Greater Cincinnati Board vice chair and annual support campaign co-chair, and Macy’s vice president of employee relations. Zorn is joined in his efforts by his Wyoming neighbor, campaign co-chair and president of Up With Paper, George White. The success for this year’s EveryONE Deserves a Y Annual Campaign has never been more important as the difficult economic times are burdening families with increased stress and heightened need for focus-

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Robot hits high note at Maple Knoll By Kelly McBride Reddy kreddy@communitypress.com

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Children at Maple Knoll’s child center wave goodbye to the Toyota robot.

Tania Saldana of Toyota said the company uses an instrument to test different functions, such as coordination, stability and walking. It’s technology similar to that used in vehicles, she said of the vehicle stability controls in Toyota cars and trucks. “It allows it to walk forward and backward without slipping,” Saldana said. “Just like a car driving on a slippery road without skidding.” Toyota is working to create a partner robot to potentially assist people in four fields, Saldana said. They are: housekeeping, manufacturing, personal mobility and medical/elderly care. Residents at Maple Knoll were given a survey of their interest in using a robot. The questions examined

robot size, cost and how it would be used. “We want to know what kind of applications interest them,” Saldana said. “What would it look like, and what size would it be? “How much would they be willing to pay? Do they want to buy or lease?” She stressed that the goal would be to assist people, not replace them. “We cold never replace the workforce,” Saldana said. “We simply want to diversify and improve their lives.” She said the uses could vary widely, from helping to open a prescription bottle to carrying people up and down steps to performing housekeeping chores. “When you stop to think about what goes into it to get it to do what it’s doing,” Pietch said, “it’s fascinating, amazing technology.”

Speakers announced zoo lecture series The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has announced the 2010 speakers for the 18th annual Barrows Conservation Lecture Series. Since 1993, the series has brought naturalists and scientists to Cincinnati to address wildlife issues and global conservation efforts. Opening the Series at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, is Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, who will be presenting, “Connecting The Dots: Saving Big Cats Throughout Their

Range.” Starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, Megan Parker, will be presenting, “Going to the Dogs; From Wild Dogs to using Dogs as Conservation Tools.” At 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, Scott Creel, will present, “Predators and Prey: Lessons from North America and East Africa.” At 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, Adrian Forsyth, will present, “Building the Ark: Strategies to get through Climate Change.”

All Barrows Conservation Lectures will be held in the Cincinnati Zoo’s Frisch’s Theater in the Harold C. Schott Education Center. Lecture tickets cost $10 for a single (zoo members/volunteers), $37 for the series; $12 for a single (non-zoo members) and $45 for the series. For more information, call 487-3318. To purchase tickets call 559-7767 or v i s i t www.cincinnatizoo.org.

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The musician walked onto the stage and played a medley on the trumpet, then silently without emotion backed off stage as the audience clapped. Residents at Maple Knoll Village, as well as children from the child center there, said they enjoyed the unique performance by a life-sized robot. It was a demonstration by Toyota, which has developed a 4-foot-8-inch tall robot that can perform a myriad of tasks. Among them was playing the trumpet. It had dextrous fingers and an air compressor as artificial lungs, and it performed flawlessly. Toyota representatives came to Maple Knoll to survey the residents on whether they’d be interested in such technology to help them as they age and have a more difficult time performing routine tasks. “For those who have physical disabilities, the possibilities are unlimited,” said Jerry Pietch, a resident at Maple Knoll. “For us older people, it’s hard to imagine what can happen tomorrow,” he said of the unfolding technology. “This is another stage up. “We’re used to doing everything ourselves,” he said. “It’s hard to imagine what a helper can do.”

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The Air National Guard 123rd Air Control Squadron came to Evendale Elementary Feb. 2 to present the school with a new American flag. Fifth-grader Ben Layman, center, receives instructions on how to properly fold a flag from Master Sgt. Del Hodge.

Master Stg. Del Hodge, Staff Stg. Corwin Underwood and Airman 1st Class Tom Lawson of the Air National Guard 123rd Air Control Squadron came to Evendale Elementary Feb. 2 to present the school with a new American flag. Eight of the school’s intermediate students were able to experience the proper way to hang a flag, salute a flag and fold a flag.

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Students, along with principal Jemel Weathers (far right), assist in the raising of the new flag.

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The Air National Guard 123rd Air Control Squadron came to Evendale Elementary Feb. 2 to present the school with a new American flag. Here after the new flag was raised are, from left: front row, Dustin Medina, C. Poehner, Shy Anne Fierro, Ben Layman and Angel Nguyen; back row, Airman 1st Class Tom Lawson, Olivia Lohmeier, principal Jemel Weathers, Amur Shannon, Kalaen Lawson and Staff Stg. Corwin Underwood.

Ursuline artists recognized in 2010 Scholastic Art Awards Seventeen pieces of art from Ursuline Academy recently earned recognition in the 2010 Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Regional Scholastic Art Awards competition. More than 7,000 works of art were entered in the competition this year, submitted from 28 counties throughout Southwest Ohio, Southeast Indiana and Northern Kentucky. Winners from Ursuline are: Honorable mention: Chelsea Cleary of Amelia, mixed media, “Junk Gypsy” and “Rhett, Moe & Ranger;” Emily Sullivan of Mount Washington, drawing, “El Torro;” Monica Melink of Indian Hill, printmaking, “Playful Smile;” Christine Phan of West Chester

Township, design, “Paint Horse;” Kara Strasser of Montgomery, ceramics/glass, “Braided Rim Coil Pot.” Silver Key: Madi Kennard of Loveland, mixed media, “Flower Study;” Monica Melink of Indian Hill, printmaking, “Hidden Tears;” Diana Wiebe of Symmes Township, photography, “Filtered Light;” Megan Wandtke of Mason, sculpture, “High Heel Heaven;” Sheridan Seitz of West Chester, sculpture, “Stardust.” Gold Key: Sarah Volpenhein of Fairfield, printmaking, “Mom with Bricks;” Virginia Dickens of Montgomery, drawing, “Self-portrait;” Mary Kate Strang of Loveland, photography, “Farm at Sunset;” Nicole Volpenhein of Fairfield,

Design, “Indian Madonna;” Steffi Homan of Kenwood, painting, “Lizzy.” The highest level of achievement on the regional level is the Gold Key Award. Gold Key works are forwarded to New York City for national adjudication. The students earning Gold Keys are recognized along with their teachers at regional ceremonies; those winning national awards are celebrated at a ceremony at Carnegie Hall. Ursuline student artists are taught by teachers Jeanine Boutiere, Amy Burton, Helen Rindsberg and Patrice Trauth.

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The Ursuline Academy students who were recognized in the recent Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Regional Scholastic Art Awards competition are, from left: seated, Megan Wandtke, Christine Phan, Madi Kennard, Nicole Volpenhein, Diana Wiebe and Virginia Dickens; standing, Sheridan Seitz, Kara Strasser, Mary Kate Strang, Sarah Volpenhein, Chelsea Cleary, Monica Melink, Emily Sullivan and Steffi Homan.

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Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School sixth-graders helped organize a supply drive to donate to Matthew: 25 Ministries for relief efforts in Haiti. The students cut out their footprints as a display to encourage the school's students to “step up” and donate shoes, clothing, food, toiletries and cleaning supplies for victims of the earthquake. From left: students Sam Miller (Deer Park), Ben Sieder (Evendale) and Olivia Kettler (Evendale) sort and organize the donations.

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Saint Gabriel School’s recent candy sale raised $10,800 for school needs. Students who sold the most candy in sales, with principal Joe Epplen (right), are, from left: Mihn-Thu Truong, Claire Jansen (tied for first place), Rachel Tenley, Michaela Fetter (third place), Alyaa Scott, Liam Davis (tied for first place) and Tre Munson.

Mount Notre Dame High School will host its ninth annual Easter egg hunt, featuring a continental breakfast and visit with the Easter Bunny, Saturday, March 20, at the school, 711 E. Columbia Ave., Reading. Registration begins at 9:45 a.m., with the egg hunt beginning at 10:45 a.m., rain or shine. During the hunt, children will search for brightly colored eggs filled with sweet treats. Children will also be able to win prizes. Children should bring a basket to hold all of their collected goodies. Cost is $4 per person. Children under a year old are admitted free. To register, contact Beth Barnett at 8213044, ext. 142, or bbarnett@mndhs.org.


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The following information describes who advances in the various tournaments.

Wrestling

The following wrestlers placed at the Division I State Wrestling Championships, which were held at the Jerome Schottenstein Center at Ohio State University in Columbus March 4-6.

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Princeton: Charles Mason (160), 4.

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Wyoming: Neal Williams (160), 8.

Girls’ basketball

• No. 2 Princeton (21-2) advances to play Kettering Fairmont in the regional semifinal at 6:15 p.m. at Wright State University Tuesday, March 9. The Lady Vikings defeated Sycamore 58-50 in the district final.

Boys’ basketball

• No. 2 Princeton (17-4) played Milford in the sectional final Sunday, March 7, at Xavier University, after Press deadline. If victorious, Princeton advances to face the winner of Sidney and Fairmont in the district final at UD Arena March 13.

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Meadow Links is tops

“Golf Range Magazine” has chosen Meadow Links and Golf Academy as one of the “2010 Top 100 Golf Ranges in America.” Each year the magazine selects the best and brightest in the golf industry recognizing them for their accomplishments in the world of golf. “Year after year, the quality just keeps getting better. All of these facilities have distinguished themselves in the areas of teaching and training, operations and community outreach programs,” said Steve di Costanzo, founder of Golf Range Magazine. “These facilities and their owner/operators play an important role in grass roots golf, golf club and equipment sales and offering family recreational programs.” This year's Top 100 list and additional information are available in the winter issue of Golf Range Magazine and on the GRAA Web site at GolfRange.org.

College commitments

Several Ursuline Academy athletes recently committed to college athletics, in the largest group of seniors to do so in the history of the school. Libby Prickel of Evendale committed to play soccer for Indiana State University. Ball of Evendale committed to play basketball for St. Louis University.

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A trio of Princeton High School wrestlers appeared in the Division I State Wrestling Championships at the Jerome Schottenstein Center at Ohio State University in Columbus March 46. “We were very fortunate to have three state-qualifiers,” head coach Ty Robbins said. “They worked hard.” The top performer for the Vikings was senior Charles Mason (160), who finished fourth in his weight class. Mason, who qualified for state after winning sectional and district titles, went 3-2 at state to finish the season 40-5. He went 1-2 at state as a junior in the 152pound division. “Last year he was wrestling at state with one arm,” Robbins said. “He had a shoulder injury, and he couldn’t do everything he wanted to do.” Robbins said that Mason was healthy for the tournament this year and received a good draw. Also performing at state for Princeton were junior Corey Selmon (103) and senior Jeremy Stepp (189) Selmon, who advanced to state after winning sectional and district titles, went 0-2 at state to finish the season with a 33-6 record. Robbins said that Selmon, who placed sixth at state as a sophomore, hopes to win a state title during his career. “He said he wanted to win one after walking off the mat last year (at state),” Robbins said. “He wasn’t happy with finishing sixth. He’s watched his diet, he’s been lifting, he ran cross country – he’s worked extremely hard.” Stepp (189), meanwhile,

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Princeton High School junior Corey Selmon, right, looks for an opening to make a move Friday, Feb. 26, during the Division I District Championships. Selmon won a district title at 103 pounds to score a state qualification.

Wyoming’s Williams wrestles at state

Wyoming High School senior Neal Williams wrestled at the Division II State Meet. Williams, who was a sectional champion and district runner-up, placed eighth at state. He went 2-3 to finish with a 40-5 record. was second at sectionals and fourth at districts. He went 0-2 at state to finish the season 35-10. “He wrestled some of the best 189-pound guys from the area,” Robbins said. Thus ends a season in which Princeton finished second in the Greater Miami

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Neal Williams wrestles Kyle Ryan of St. Paris Graham in the 160 pound championship at the Division II District match at Goshen on Saturday, Feb. 27. Williams lost to Ryan, the defending state champion, but his second-place finish still advances him to the state championships in Columbus. Williams placed eighth at state. He went 2-3 to finish with a 40-5 record. Conference, third at sectionals and eighth at districts. Princeton had nine dis-

trict-qualifiers, including Greg Boglin (125), Kendall Sorrells (130), Jeryd Wilder

(140), Deauntay Francis (152), Darelle Pressley (171), and Terry Norton (285). “We've been working with these kids for four years, and the expectations were high (for this season),” Robbins said. “The kids were used to winning and working hard. That's great for our program.” Robbins said Stepp and Mason will likely wrestle in college. Stepp is receiving interest from several schools, including Pittsburgh, while Mason is getting looks from the likes of Notre Dame College and Michigan State. “I’ve really enjoyed working with all these guys,” Robbins said. “It’s been an honor.”

Wyoming bowlers set new high mark

Cowboys score first district qualification By Anthony Amorini

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High pin totals from standout Nick Burns and his fellow Cowboys scored Wyoming’s boys’ bowling team its first district qualification in the program’s seven-year history this winter. Wyoming advanced to districts for the first time following its eight-place finish Friday, Feb. 19, at the Sectional Championships at Colerain Bowl. With the top eight teams qualifying to districts, the Cowboys eighth-place score of 3,634 pins edged out ninth-place Hamilton’s 3,617 by just 17 pins as Wyoming represented the last team advancing through sectionals. “The boys pulled out a

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Wyoming standout Nick Burns prepares to deliver the ball during a match against Clark Montessori Feb. 15. really good Baker run and put us into eighth place,” Wyoming head coach Chuck Pollington said. “We were the underdog, but the kids pulled it together and showed they could do it.” Through three games of individual play at section-

als, Wyoming’s 13th-place score stood at 2,458 pins. Hamilton was at 2,635 pins – a 177-pin lead over Wyoming – through the same span. However, Wyoming scored 1,176 pins in Baker games to jump from 13th

place to eighth place while advancing to districts. Burns, a Wyoming junior and the only state qualifier in the program, led Wyoming with a threegame score of 569 pins at sectionals including a highgame of 217. Burns averaged 199.8 pins a game this winter with a high series at 466 pins. He qualified to state as a freshman. “When (Burns) is on, he’s on fire and it’s very impressive,” Pollington said. “He throws a real smooth ball. In the past three weeks he threw two 300 games in practice.” Wyoming junior Chris Bellman scored 494 pins at sectionals. Joe Meier, Wyoming’s lone senior starter, scored 451 pins at sectionals. Meier averaged 188.2 pins a game this winter with Bellman averaging 166.9 pins a game. Additional Wyoming starters included junior Josh Hite (180.1 pins a game)

and sophomore Matt Brown (166.6 pins a game). At districts, Wyoming finished its historic campaign with a 22nd-place performance at 3,498 pins Tuesday, March 2. “We were just happy to get the opportunity to go up there and represent the school,” Pollington said of districts. Immediately following season’s conclusion, Pollington and his Cowboys were already thinking about next winter, the coach said. “This is going to be a good year to build on. Yesterday we sat down and talked about how next season starts tomorrow,” joked Pollington the day after districts. “I am fired up to have so many guys coming back. “It takes a lot of hard work to get those strikes and score well consistently. We really focused in on what they were lacking – picking up spares – and their hard work showed at the end of the year,” Pollington added.

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CHCA makes finals despite low numbers

Lady Eagles graduate trio of senior leaders By Anthony Amorini

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Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy’s dedicated cast of six full-time varsity basketball players exceeded expectations despite falling short of a sectional title this fall. Despite the low numbers, CHCA still managed to finish at 15-6 while making a run to the Division III Sectional Championship finals before ending its season. “I asked those six girls to do a lot, and we took it a long way,” CHCA head coach Ronnie Grandison said. “I was really proud of them for pushing so hard to put together a good season. CHCA ended its season with a loss to Madeira, 2921, during the Division III Sectional Championship finals Thursday, Feb. 25. CHCA only made 6-of-

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CHCA senior Taylor Dixon dribbles past two St. Bernard defenders on the way to a layup during a regular season game Monday, Jan. 25. 35 shots from the field during the loss. “Madeira is a patient

basketball team and they have very smart players. We tried to play up-tempo

but they kept us under control,” Grandison said. “You can’t win basketball games shooting that poorly.” Included in CHCA’s sextet of dedicated varsity players was a trio of senior leaders including Taylor Dixon, Hannah Lambert and Erin Lloyd. Though losing senior leaders to graduation is always tough, Grandison explained that this crop of CHCA seniors had particular significance, he said. All three of the girls were a part of CHCA’s 20-0 run during the regular season two years ago. “They were a part of that so they carried that tradition,” Grandison said of his current team having a direct connection to the 20-0 squad. “It will leave a big hole with those three gone. “We are kind of starting over to be honest,” Grandison said of next season. This winter, Dixon led CHCA with 13 points and 9.3 rebounds a game. Dixon’s numbers saw a significant spike in the mid-

dle of the season when “something clicked” for the senior standout, Grandison said. Through the first seven games, Dixon averaged 7.9 points and 8.4 rebounds a game while scoring five points or less on four occasions. In her next nine games, Dixon averaged 16.3 points and 13.3 rebounds a game including nine-consecutive games scoring in the double-digits. “We knew Taylor was our best player the whole season. I kept telling her that she could score a double-double every night,” Grandison said of Dixon averaging a double-double during the final nine games of the season. Looking forward to next winter, a trio of varsity contributors will return for Grandison including junior Alex Jeffers and sophomores Morgan Prescott and Jamie Prop. “All three of them will be leaders,” Grandison said. “Alex was our spark on

CHCA boys’ basketball falls in first round

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy’s boys’ basketball ended its season with a firstround loss to Georgetown, 4342, during the Division III Sectional Championships on Saturday, Feb. 27. CHCA fell to 13-7 with its loss in the Eagles’ tournament opener. CHCA was the No. 6 seed in Division III with Georgetown representing the No. 5 seed. Senior forward Wes Carlson averaged an impressive 18.6 points a game this winter while leading CHCA. He also finished with 7.2 rebounds a game and 30 blocks. Junior Nick Lawley led CHCA with 8.3 rebounds a game and also contributed 7.6 points a game and 15 steals. Senior Andrew Wallace led CHCA with 48 assists and 19 steals. defense, Morgan will play a major role as a strong player on the inside and Jamie is a very talented player. “Those three will carry the load along with a lot of young players next year,” Grandison said.

Tournament triumph Wyoming girls beat Finneytown

65-53 on the strength of Nikki McKee’s 33 points, eight rebounds and six steals, in a Feb. 27 tournament game. They also beat McNicholas 65-50 Feb. 24. They finished their season 18-3 after losing to Alter 57-36 on March 5. ROD APFELBECK/CONTRIBUTOR

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Wyoming senior Jane Streeter gets fouled as she goes up for a shot during Wyoming’s 65-50 win over McNicholas on Wednesday Feb. 24 at Withrow High School. Streeter scored nine points on the night as well as grabbing five rebounds.

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Wyoming’s Hailee Schlager battles for a loose ball against Finneytown’s Jasmin Griffin during tournament action Feb. 27 at Withrow. Hailee Schlager contributed 10 points, four rebounds, four steals and three assists.

Wyoming’s Jacob Alsop attempts to dribble by Indian Hill’s Adam Bell in the Division II sectional semi-final game March 3 at Mason High School. Indian Hill defeated Wyoming 76-56.

SIDELINES AAU boys and girls tryouts

XBA Youth Sports Association is conducting its spring AAU tryouts for ninth through 12th grade boys’ teams and seventh- through 12th-grade girls’ teams. All tryouts will be at Sports Plus in Evendale. Girls division tryouts for ninth through 12th grades are 6-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 23 (final tryout). Boys division tryouts are 7:30-9 p.m., Tuesday, March 23 (final tryout). All players must pre-register online at xbasport.com, or contact Darroll Alexander at 503-3236, or at coachdarroll@msn.com.

Players sought

AAU Synergy Girls Basketball is seeking girls to play on their 14U,15U and 16U teams, which is based primarily in Reading. Practice nights would be Sunday and Wednesday with four to five, generally local, tournaments planned. If interested in playing this spring, e-mail synergybasketball@yahoo.com.

Ochocinco football camp

Bengals Pro-Bowl wide receiver Chad Ochocinco has announced dates for his Chad Ochocinco Football Camp presented by CBTS.

This two-day event will be from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday, July 22, and Friday, July 23, at Sycamore High School. Ochocinco will be on site to direct the activities of the camp and provide instruction. The camp will also feature a selection of the top prep and collegiate coaches in the Cincinnati area. The camp will be open to all boys and girls ages from 7 to 14. Each day, the campers will experience various stations, specializing in fundamental skills and the team concept of football. Individual groups will be small to assure that each camper gets maximum personalized instruc-

tion. In addition to seven hours of football instruction, all campers will receive an autographed camp team photo with Chad, a camp T-shirt and the opportunity to win additional contests and prizes. Cost of the camp is $185. In addition to CBTS, camp partners include Bridgestone, Outback, Local 12, Cincinnati Parent, and 101.1 the Wiz. Campers are encouraged to register early, as spots are limited. Additional information and registration is available at www.CampOchocinco.com, or at 793-CAMP.

Wyoming’s Tony Davis attempts to get to the basket by Indian Hill’s Corey Hunter in the Division II sectional semi-final game.


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EDITORIALS

Evendale is threatening to “get tough” with people who park on grass instead of hard surfaces. Do you agree with the village’s position? Why or why not? No responses. Would you consider or are you considering a Toyota for your next car, given the company’s recent recalls and safety concerns? Why or why not? “No, on the Toyota or any other foreign car. This is why America is in the shape it’s in, we can make a good car here in the states. Some people would say that Toyota is made here but, your money goes to Japan.” Steve “Toyota is currently not as well made as American cars. I think they are living off an unfair reputation. In most upscale neighborhoods, it’s not fashionable to buy or drive an American car. Of course, if you do some homework, you notice that they have finished behind Ford and many GM vehicles for years, but the news rarely reaches our upscale suburbs. “Toyota has consistly taken more money out of this county than they’ve put in. Keep in mind that they make some of the cars here, but not the most expensive ones, like Lexus and Prius. I think it’s patriotic to buy an American car, and our money stays at home in most cases.” J.H. “Sure I would buy a Toyota, as soon as my Honda gives out. “Wonder if Obama will be brought before Congress to explain ObamaMotors’ (GM) recall of 1.3 million autos due to power steering problems.” L.D.B. “I have purchased Toyota’s my last five cars. They have all been extremely reliable and the service provided by Toyota has been excellent. I believe there is a bit of a ‘witch hunt’ on for Toyota at this time which has been compounded by Toyota’s less-than-stellar initial response to the recall issues. “I will continue to purchase Toyota as the car of choice. I recently purchased a 2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid and could not be more pleased. “If you look at the entire experience dimension the issues that are being highlighted have been blown out of proportion (IMO). Their service, reliability and value will keep me coming back. C.H.

Next questions Glendale Village Council last week voted to buy a new fire truck for the village fire department, despite some concens about the cost. Do you think council made the right decision? Why or why not? How would it affect you if the U.S. Postal Service discontinued Saturday service? Every week The Tri-County Press asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to tricountypress@communitypress.c om with Chatroom in the subject line.

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As a parent of a student enrolled in Catholic school, I strongly support the Princeton school levy. Not only do I believe it is my moral and ethical obligation to provide the best possible education for all children in our community, I must admit to wanting the benefits associated with living in a community that supports education. I want my children exposed to well-educated peers when participating in community sports teams and other activities. I want the higher property values that result from living in a community that provides superior schools. I want my neighbors to be the kind of people

who highly value education. Yes, I consider myself blessed to have been able to provide an excellent Catholic education for my daughter and I believe that all children should have the benefit of the best possible education. By voting for the Princeton school levy we help to achieve this goal for all of the children in our community. Alison O'Neill Stanwin Place Evendale

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I am excited to be a part of Princeton’s levy campaign.

New facilities attract great teachers. New facilities keep great teachers. New buildings energize staff to try new things, begin new traditions and go that extra mile. I want great teachers from neighboring schools to hear about our new schools and want to be a part of our excitement. Princeton knows what is best for my four children. Voting yes May 4 ensures that they will have great teachers who inspire kids to dream and challenge them to achieve. Together, we can make Princeton the school of choice. Jodi Kessler Cooperhill Evendale

Plea bargains in criminal cases A plea bargain is an agreement between a prosecutor and a defendant to settle a criminal case. Pleas bargains, though often criticized, are an essential process in the criminal justice system. My courtroom averages more than 300 cases per week. Plea bargains are necessary to deal with this volume of cases. In fact, about 95 percent of criminal convictions are resolved with a plea. In other words, less than 5 percent of criminal cases actually go to trial. Prosecutors and defendants have incentives to engage in plea bargaining. For prosecutors, a plea bargain ensures a conviction even if it is for a lesser charge. No case, no matter how strong the evidence, is a certain victory for the prosecutor at trial. Jury trials especially are unpredictable. The prosecutor also may accept a plea bargain from one defendant in

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exchange for testimony against a codefendant. Defendants have an obvious incentive to plea bargain: the opportunity for a Judge Brad lighter sentence Greenberg or lesser charge. have Community Defendants other incentives Press guest as well. Most columnist defendants prefer certainty to uncertainty. A plea bargain with an expected sentence may be preferable to an unknown sentence after a trial. Defendants also save time and legal fees, if they have private counsel, by avoiding a trial and entering a plea. Defendants, defense attorneys and prosecutors assess multiple factors when negotiating a plea

bargain. Most significant is the strength or weakness of each side’s case. If the prosecutor thinks that she has a strong case, she will be less flexible and may not offer any plea bargain. Conversely, if the prosecutor has a weak case, such as missing witnesses, the defendant often gets a better deal. The judge has the authority to accept or reject a proposed plea bargain. Most plea bargains are accepted. However, I occasionally have rejected plea bargains that I think do not protect the public. Although many cases are resolved by a plea bargain, remember that a defendant has a constitutional right to a jury trial. No one, including the judge, may force someone to waive that right. Judge Brad Greenberg presides in Hamilton County Municipal Court.

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Turn the tax system upside down This is an idea that came to me many years ago. Before you call me totally off the wall, be sure you follow the reasoning. I was the production manager in a factory. We were late on deliveries and needed overtime work to satisfy our customers. Often, when I asked employees to work overtime, the answer was, “sorry, but it will increase my taxes.” As years passed, I began to realize the folly of our tax system. The present recession and likely depression make my ideas for recovery seem practical. So, think this through as I have many times over the years. My employees were not stupid. They were reacting to what they considered as excessive taxation. We often make financial decisions based on the tax system. Many of these decisions do not create wealth or jobs for ourselves and others. So, here is my solution.

Our tax system is backwards. It penalizes productive people and rewards nonproductive people. Consider my employees. If Edward Levy increased earnCommunity ings were taxed Press guest at a lower rate would work columnist they longer and have a better income. The resulting production would have increased our sales and more jobs would be created. The money earned by our employees would have been spent in local stores and created still more wealth and jobs. What about the wealthy? Won’t the lower taxes on increased income cause them to just become richer? Well, wealth is not a dirty word. They would react

just like the working folks. Many would work harder and invest more in productive assets. As it is now, there are many nonproductive ways to retain income. Many of them have the ability to simply raise their salaries to cover their lifestyle. This doesn’t help the working folks. Their increased taxes merely go to the government and are used for mostly nonproductive political pay backs. How many products of the government do you really buy? The two things I want to emphasize are that working people are not stupid and the rich are not evil. A tax system based on generating wealth and incentives to both work and create jobs is in the best interest of all citizens. The simplified system I propose would be a simple flat tax that is modestly graduated to start with a small rate at halfway between the poverty level and the median income. It would increase modest-

ly up to the median income and then decrease to 50 percent of the median rate after that. Those who earn more than the median income would pay that rate plus the reduced added taxes. A percentage of all income would be excluded from taxation if it is placed in certified retirement and medical savings accounts. All this could be done on one sheet of paper by the vast majority of the population. This would eliminate the huge costs of preparation and administration that we all pay. Many people who would benefit most by this system would be the working folks. Tax receipts by the government would increase and the economy would flourish if we simply kept expenditures below receipts. Why can’t the highly educated bureaucrats see this? Or, don’t they want to? Edward Levy is a longtime resident of Montgomery and a former college instructor.

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Glendale

Glendale Village Council meets the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, 80 E. Sharon Ave.; village offices, 30 Village Square; phone 771-7200. Web site: glendaleohio.org. Mayor Joe Hubbard; council members Monica Alles-White, Bill Aronstein, Debbie Grueninger, Ralph Hoop, Jenny Kilgore and Brian Messmore; Clerk/Treasurer Charles Ehlers; Solicitor Mike Honerlaw. Village Administrator Walter Cordes; Police Chief David Warman, 771-7645; Fire Chief Michael Finney, 771-7864; Public Works Director Ron Hafner.

Evendale

Village Council meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the village offices, 10500 Reading Road; phone 563-2244. Web site: www.evendaleohio.org. Mayor Don Apking; Vice Mayor Carolyn Smi-

ley-Robertson; President of Council John Ranz; council members Bill Puthoff, Doug Lohmeier, Christian Schaefer, Stiney Vonderhaar Assistant to the Mayor Jack Cameron; Clerk of Council Barbara Roth; Solicitor Tim Burke; Finance Director George Snyder; Police Chief Gary Foust, 563-2249; Fire Chief Richard Cruse, 563-2248; Public works Director Jim Bothe, 563-4338; Recreation Director David E. Nichols, 5632247; recreation information hotline, 9562667.

Sharonville

Council meets the second and last Tuesdays of each month at 7 p.m. at the municipal building chambers, 10900 Reading Road; phone 563-1144. Web site: www.sharonville.org. Mayor Virgil Lovitt; Council President Kevin Hardman; Ward 1 – Ed Cunningham; Ward 2 – Janey Kattelman; Ward 3 – Kerry

Rabe; Ward 4 – Robert Tankersley; at large members Vicki Hoppe; Greg Pugh; Paul Schmidt. Safety Service Director Ted Mack, Deputy Safety Service Directors Christine Thompson and Robert Fisher; Budget Director Amy Moore; Public Works Director Tom Losekamp; Tax Commissioner Martha Cross Funk; Recreation Department Director Sue Koetz; Police Chief Mike Schappa; Fire Chief Ralph Hammond.

Springdale

Council meets the first and third Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the municipal building chambers, 11700 Lawnview Ave.; phone 3465700. Web site: www.springdale.org. Mayor Doyle H. Webster; Council President Margie Harlow; Council Vice President Tom Vanover; council members Bob Diehl, Steve Galster, Lawrence Hawkins, Holly McQullian Emerson and James Squires; Clerk of Council/Finance Director Kathy McNear.

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Therapeutic hypothermia equipment designed by Sharonville-based Cincinnati Sub-Zero recently helped save the life of Avery Fitzgerald (sitting on her father’s lap), who had to be delivered by emergency Cesarean section Nov. 15, 2008, due to umbilical cord complications. Avery is seen her vacationing in North Carolina with her family, from left (clockwise), sister Reagan, mother, Shannon, father, Mark, and sister Quinn.

Sharonville company helps save Colorado baby An Arvada, Colo., couple is thanking a Sharonville-based company for helping saving the life of the youngest of their three daughters. Mark and Shannon Fitzgerald’s daughter Avery, now 14 months old, was delivered by emergency Cesarean section Nov. 15, 2008, at Avista Advenstist Hospital in Louisville, Colo., due to umbilical cord complications. According to the Arvada Press, Avery’s umbilical cord had knotted itself around her neck, cutting oxygen just before she was born. Within hours, she was in a state of therapeutic hypothermia. After she was born, Avery was flown from Avista Advenstist to Presbyterian Saint Luke’s Hospital, where doctors used therapeutic hypothermia equipment designed by Cincinnati SubZero, a company which services products to the medical industry, that cooled Avery’s body temperature in a controlled environment to prevent brain damage. Avery spent 72 hours under a temperature-controlled blanket, created by Cincinnati Sub-Zero, set to lower Avery’s temperature to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. She then spent another six hours under the blanket, which gradually raised her body temperature back to its normal level. Lowering the temperature slows down the release toxins

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THINGS TO DO For Haiti

Deer Park High School is hosting Soiree Pour Haiti from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 11, at Deer Park High School, 8351 Plainfield Road, Sycamore Township. The event features a Haitian marketplace, authentic food, traditional dance, music, artwork and more. Children make Kanaval masks, recycled musical instruments and participate in parade at 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit American Red Cross relief efforts. Admission is $2, $1 ages 12 and under. Call 891-0010.

Learn about maples

Hamilton County Park District is hosting a maple sugaring display at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, March 11, at Highfield Discovery Garden at Glenwood Gardens, 10623 Springfield Pike, Woodlawn. Learn why the maple is the sweetest tree. Dress for weather. The program is

weather dependent. The event is free, vehicle permit required. Registration is required. Call 771-8733 or visit www.greatparks.org.

Wine festival dinner

Cincinnati International Wine Festival is hosting the Cincinnati International Wine Festival Winery Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 11, at Embers, 8170 Montgomery Road, Madeira. Visiting winemakers from around the world join area’s finest chefs in own restaurants to create multi-course dining and wine-tasting experience. It is open to ages 21 and older. The cost is $150. Registration is required, available online. Call 723-9463 or visit www.winefestival.com.

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Negro Baseball League veteran and award-winning volunteer Thomas Turner holding forth on a treasured piece of his memorabilia at the Springdale Kroger office.

His life is one good Turner after another

On Tuesday, June 22, 1915 Samuel H. and Ada Wilson Turner welcomed Thomas Turner into their family in Olive Branch, Tenn. Tom would be one of 13 children. The family moved to Glendale when he was 10years-old, and Glendale remains the family hub. A quintessential go-getter, Tom assiduously practices Evelyn his philosophy: keep Perkins moving and you’ll Community remain young. Throughout the Press year, but especially columnist during Black History Month, he presents his baseball career at various Kroger stores. It has become a tradition for managers to ask him to showcase his memorabilia. In fact, people come back year after year to shake his hand, listen to his baseball recollections, and enjoy the camaraderie. His presence and charismatic personality inspire community spirit. Recently he was invited to the Springdale Kroger office, where he amazed people with his longevity and history. He doesn’t believe in being late, and sure enough arrived with his lovely wife, Betty, at least half an hour ahead of schedule. Tom has been busy at Kroger stores in Mount Orab, Amelia, Cherry Grove, Maysville, Middletown, Cold Spring, Mount Carmel, Blanchester, Goshen and our local Glenwood store. He still drives, often

to locations more than 50 miles from his home. Tom loves baseball and played while stationed in the Army in Arizona. One thing of which he is very proud is when General Benjamin O. Davis presented the championship trophy to Scoutmaster Turner for his Boy Scout troop’s competition in all events. He played for two years in the Mexican League, and then for the Chicago American Giants of the Negro League. Returning to Cincinnati, he worked at Shillito’s department store and then General Electric. Father of Ana, Olga and Glenn, he moved the family to Seattle, accepting a position at Boeing. Upon his retirement, he became the senior supervisor for Seattle Parks and Recreation where he taught and coached softball, basketball, tennis and other sports. Tom conducted exercise classes for senior citizens at his church. When the Turners moved to Georgetown, Ohio, in 1984, he did the same at the senior citizen center. He still volunteers at a nursing home twice a week. During the Brown County Fair, he organizes the Senior Citizen Push, enlisting the help of high school students to push wheelchair-bound residents. Tom has also counseled students about character, conduct, drug and alcohol abstinence and respect. Tom coached winning girls baseball teams in Lincoln Heights, Seattle, Georgetown, Kennedy Heights and other locations. He always encouraged girls not to relegate themselves to tra-

People come back year after year to shake Turner’s hand, listen to his baseball recollections, and enjoy the camaraderie. His presence and charismatic personality inspire community spirit. ditional female roles. Ana feels his success can be measured through his positive influence on others. As they succeed and share his wisdom with others, he is continually successful. 1963 found him one of more than 300,000 people marching in Washington, D.C., to support Dr. Martin Luther King’s call for freedom. Two years later he marched in Selma, Ala. Recipient of many honors and awards, Tom accepted the John Horn “Roll Up your Sleeves” Memorial award in 2000 for being an outstanding volunteer. The next year he was chosen “Volunteer of the Year” by the Points of Light organization. Mere days prior to his 94th birthday, Tom was a special invitee to the Civil Rights Game held last June at the Great American Ball Park. Being with notables such as Hank Aaron, Bill Cosby and others from the Negro League made for a memorable time. 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.

AJC hosts community Seder American Jewish Committee, dedicated to global Jewish advocacy, will celebrate Passover, the festival of freedom, at the Mayerson Jewish Community Center in Amberley Village with the 17th annual AJC Community Intergroup Seder Wednesday, March 17. AJC invites people of varied religious, ethnic, and racial backgrounds – diplomats, church groups, high school students, and the

public – to share the Passover holiday’s theme of freedom for all by joining in the ritual. Rabbi Gary P. Zola, director of the American Jewish Archives at Hebrew Union College, will officiate at the popular event. All who attend will read from the Haggadah, the retelling of the Biblical story of the Exodus from Egypt. Dozens of AJC volunteers will serve ritual foods, host

the lunch, and answer questions asked by the people at their tables. Because the AJC Seder takes place at noon instead of the usual sunset hour, grape juice will be served instead of wine. For Seder reservations at $12, call 621-4020 by March 10. After the Seder, guests may take an optional tour of the sanctuary of the adjacent Rockdale Temple. AJC seeks a secure Jew-

ish future in a more just world, fights all forms of bigotry, supports human and civil rights, works for a secure and democratic Israel, and improves intergroup relations through the Community Intergroup Seder, as well as the Simon Lazarus Human Relations Awards for high school volunteers.


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ART EXHIBITS

Paintings and Found Object Sculptures, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. A.R.T. Gallery, 506 Wyoming Ave. Artist reception party and exhibit. Featuring works by Marco Zehrung Ursula Roma Demitri and Julian Zehrung. Free. 662-1998. Wyoming. Queen City Art Club Exhibit, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Twin Lakes at Montgomery, 9840 Montgomery Road. Local artists present 50-60 works. Most pieces available for purchase. Free. Presented by Queen City Art Club. Through April 5. 321-3219; www.queencityartclub.org. Montgomery.

BENEFITS

Soiree Pour Haiti, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Deer Park High School, 8351 Plainfield Road. Haitian marketplace, authentic food, traditional dance, music, artwork and more. Children make Kanaval masks, recycled musical instruments and participate in parade at 7 p.m. Benefits American Red Cross relief efforts. $2, $1 ages 12 and under. 8910010. Blue Ash.

BUSINESS MEETINGS

International Fellowship of Christian Businessmen Luncheon Meeting, 11:45 a.m. Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road. $12 for lunch; free attendance. Reservations required. Presented by International Fellowship of Christian Businessmen. 984-1513. Blue Ash.

CIVIC

Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 10870 Kenwood Road. Bring monetary donations only in the form of check, money order or credit card. Presented by American Red Cross Cincinnati Area Chapter. 792-4000; www.cincinnatiredcross.org. Blue Ash. Half Pint Library Book Drive, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Half Price Books, 11389 Princeton Road. Collection and distribution of children’s books for families and children in need through local non-profit and community organizations. 772-1551. Springdale. Half Pint Library Book Drive, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Half Price Books, 8188 Montgomery Road. Collection and distribution of children’s books for families and children in need through local non-profit and community organizations. 891-7170. Kenwood.

EDUCATION

Park 42 Toastmasters Meeting, noon-1 p.m. Park 42 Toastmaster Club, 3700 Park 42 Drive, Suite 190B, Learn to develop and polish formal and informal communication skills. Ages 18 and up. Free. 530-0909, ext. 20. Sharonville. Intuitive Development Training, 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Whatever Works Wellness Center, 7433 Montgomery Road. Develop psychic skills using tarot cards and spirit artwork. Learn old fashioned art of tea leaf reading, flame messages and clairvoyantly seeing with inner eyes. Beginners start 6:30 p.m.; advanced, 7 p.m. Family friendly. $10. Reservations required. 791-9428. Silverton. AARP Tax Assistance, noon-5 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Attendees get help with taxes. For seniors. Free. 761-7500; www.jointhej.org. Amberley Village.

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Cincinnati International Wine Festival Winery Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Carlo & Johnny, 9769 Montgomery Road. Visiting winemakers from around the world join area’s finest chefs in own restaurants to create multicourse dining and wine-tasting experience. Ages 21 and up. SOLD OUT. Registration required, available online. Presented by Cincinnati International Wine Festival. 7239463; www.winefestival.com. Montgomery. Cincinnati International Wine Festival Winery Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Embers, 8170 Montgomery Road. Visiting winemakers from around the world join area’s finest chefs in own restaurants to create multi-course dining and wine-tasting experience. Ages 21 and up. $150. Registration required, available online. Presented by Cincinnati International Wine Festival. 723-9463; www.winefestival.com. Madeira. Cincinnati International Wine Festival Winery Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Eddie Merlot’s Prime Aged Beef and Seafood, 10808 Montgomery Road. Visiting winemakers from around the world join area’s finest chefs in own restaurants to create multi-course dining and wine-tasting experience. Ages 21 and up. $125. Registration required, available online. Presented by Cincinnati International Wine Festival. 723-9463; www.winefestival.com. Sycamore Township. Business Bites, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Apsara Restaurant, 4785 Lake Forest Drive, Smallerportion three-course menu for a light dinner after work or business meeting. $16.95 plus tax and gratuity. 554-1040. Blue Ash.

HISTORIC SITES

Heritage Village Museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Winter hours: By appointment only. Heritage Village Museum, 11450 Lebanon Road. Sharon Woods. Tour 11 historic buildings depicting life in the 1800s. $5, $3 ages 511. 563-9484; www.heritagevillagecincinnati.org. Sharonville.

HOLIDAY - ST. PATRICK’S DAY

Irish Step-Dancing, 7 p.m. Blue Ash Branch Library, 4911 Cooper Road. Irish music and dance with the McGing Irish Dancers. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6051. Blue Ash.

HOME & GARDEN

Soil Fertility Testing Kits, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District, 22 Triangle Park Drive, Pick up a kit to test the soil in your yard or garden. Test results instruct landowner on exactly how much fertilizer to apply for optimum plant growth. Often this information saves money and can reduce the amount of fertilizer applied. Price increases to $12 after June 15. $10. 772-7645; www.hcswcd.org. Springdale.

LITERARY - BOOK CLUBS Historical Fiction Book Club of Cincinnati, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Madeira Branch Library, 7200 Miami Ave. Presented by Historical Fiction Book Club of Cincinnati. 745-7003. Madeira.

NATURE

Maple Sugaring Display, 10:45 a.m. Glenwood Gardens, 10623 Springfield Pike. Highfield Discovery Garden. Learn why the maple is the sweetest tree. Dress for weather. Program is weather dependent. Free, vehicle permit required. Registration required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 771-8733; www.greatparks.org. Woodlawn.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Nick Griffin, 8 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $10, $5 college and military night. Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place. 984-9288; http://www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

ON STAGE - THEATER

The Rainmaker, 8 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Romantic comedy set at the time of a paralyzing drought in the West. $15, $12 ages 11 and under. Presented by Stagecrafters. Through March 20. 7936237. Amberley Village.

PUBLIC HOURS

Glendale Heritage Preservation Museum, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Glendale Heritage Museum, 44 Village Square. Features the history of Glendale, a National Historic Landmark District, and its railroad past. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Glendale Heritage Preservation. Through March 27. 771-4908. Glendale.

SHOPPING

Art Show and Reception, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. The Silky Way. 11345 Montgomery Road. Sale of art from The Phoenix Art Group. Debut of the Platt Collections’ “Furniture for the Cure” line, the Alyce “Pink Ribbon” Chair. A portion of the art show’s sales benefits The Wellness Community. Reservations required. 9840808; www.thewellnesscommunity.org/cincinnati. Symmes Township.

VOLUNTEER EVENTS

JCC Stitching for Tzedakah/Project Linus, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Create blankets (knit, crochet or fleece) that are distributed to area clinics, hospitals and shelters. Ages 18 and up. Free. 761-7500; www.jointhej.org. Amberley Village. F R I D A Y, M A R C H 1 2

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Village Squares, 8 p.m.-10:30 p.m. St. Gabriel Consolidated School, 18 W. Sharon Ave. Club for experienced square dancers and round dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Glendale.

EDUCATION

Introduction to Horse Driving Clinic, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Continues Friday, Saturday and Sundays through April 25. Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road. Learn the basics of harnessing, hitching and driving. Ages 12 and up. $150. Registration required. 561-7400; e-mail turnerfarm@zoomtown.com; www.turnerfarm.org. Indian Hill.

FOOD & DRINK

Wine Bar Tasting, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. The Wine Store, 9905 Montgomery Road. Fifty cents per taste. 984-9463; www.theewinestore.com. Montgomery. Lenten Fish Fry, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Hartzell United Methodist Church, 8999 Applewood Drive, All-youcan-eat fried cod, shrimp, grilled chicken breast, cheese pizza, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, bread desserts and drinks. Carryout available. $9, $5 carryout only, $4 ages 5-10, free ages 3 and under. 891-8527. Blue Ash. Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. All Saints Church, 8939 Montgomery Road. Marge Schott Parish Center. Includes fried cod, grilled salmon, tilapia, shrimp, pizza, fries, sweet potato fries, macaroni and cheese, baked potatoes, salad, coleslaw and applesauce. Carryout available. Cash only. $1-$8.50. Presented by All Saints Parish. 792-4600; www.allsaints.cc. Sycamore Township. Wine Tasting, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Piazza Discepoli Glendale, 23 Village Square. $10. 7716611; www.piazzadiscepoli.com. Glendale. Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. St. Gertrude School, 6543 Miami Ave. Cafeteria. Dinners include choice of fish or cheese pizza with fries or mac and cheese, cole slaw or applesauce, drink and dessert. All items available a la carte. Carryout available. Benefits Boy Scout Troop 555. $7, $5 children. Presented by Boy Scout Troop 555. 652-3477; www.stgertrude.org. Madeira.

PROVIDED.

Hamilton County Park District is hosting a daily Maple Sugaring Display at 10:45 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday, March 11, through Sunday, March 14, at Highfield Discovery Garden at Glenwood Gardens, 10623 Springfield Pike, Woodlawn. (There is no 10:45 a.m. program Sunday.) Learn why the maple is the sweetest tree. Dress for weather. The program is weather dependent. The event is free, vehicle permit required. Registration is required. Call 771-8733 or visit www.greatparks.org for details.

SEMINARS

Refresh Your Soul Conference, 6:30 p.m. Registration and breakfast 8-8:30 a.m. Rev. Maggie Sebastian presents “Winter Grace.”, Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road. Theme: “Medicine, Religion and Health: Where Science and Spirituality Meet.” For those involved in health ministry and all caregivers. Speakers, breakout sessions and raffle. $85 with nurse contact hours, $50; free Friday night only. Registration required. Presented by Episcopal Retirement Homes. Through March 13. 800-835-5768, ext. 4545; parishhealthministry.com. Blue Ash.

SENIOR CITIZENS

Elder Law presentation, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. “How to Pay for Long Term Care: What happens to your assets if you or your spouse needs to go into a nursing facility – will the government pick up the tab, and if so, under what conditions?” with Cincinnati Elder Law attorney Janet E. Pecquet. Free. Registration required. 247-2100. Symmes Township. S A T U R D A Y, M A R C H 1 3

EXERCISE CLASSES

Yoga Class Just for Men, 8 a.m.-9 a.m. Evendale Village Recreation Center, 10500 Reading Road. Activity Room. Learn and practice techniques with Roger Null. Book available for purchase. $15. Registration required. Presented by Roger Null and Dan Erdman. 563-2247; www.BeYouProductions.com. Evendale.

FILMS

Laurel and Hardy Film Evening, 6:45 p.m. Films include “The Second Hundred Years,” “The HooseGow,” and “Goingng Bye-Bye,” plus a cartoon, an Our Gang short and a raffle. Seasons Retirement Community, 7300 Dearwester Drive, “The Second Hundred Years,” “The Hoose-Gow” and “Going Bye-Bye.” Includes raffle. $5, free ages 12 and under. Registration required. Presented by The Sons of the Desert. 559-0112; www.thechimptent.com. Kenwood.

FOOD & DRINK

Wine Bar Tasting, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. The Wine Store, Fifty cents per taste. 984-9463; www.theewinestore.com. Montgomery. You Deserve a Night Out, 4:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Apsara Restaurant, 4785 Lake Forest Drive, Sushi and select wine bottles available at 30 percent off. Reservations suggested. 554-1040. Blue Ash.

HOME & GARDEN

Spring Garden Classes, 10 a.m. Newest & Best Products for Maintaining Your Lawn & Landscape with Denny McKeown and Dave Taylor from the Fertilome Company. Bloomin Garden Centre, 8793 Kenwood Road. Free refreshments.Registration required. 9848733; www.bloomingarden.com. Blue Ash.

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What Women Need to Know About Divorce, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Merrill Lynch, 5151 Pfeiffer Road. Suite 100, Conference room. Learn how to protect yourself and your children, take control of your financial life and strategies to deal with your spouse and/or children’s emotions. Features panel of speakers, attorneys, financial advisor and therapists. Free. Reservations appreciated, not required. Presented by Second Saturday. 792-1186. Blue Ash.

SHOPPING

Work Smart Office Sale, 2 p.m. The Container Store, 5901 E. Galbraith Road. Includes free “Get Your Office Working for You” demonstrations and gift card giveaway. 7450600; www.containerstore.com. Sycamore Township.

SPECIAL EVENTS

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; www.gunshow.net. Sharonville. S U N D A Y, M A R C H 1 4

AUDITIONS

Annie, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road. All ages. Performance dates are June 10-13 and 16-19 at Blue Ash Amphitheater. Free. Appointments required. Presented by East Side Players. 871-7427. Blue Ash.

NATURE

Maple Sugaring Display, 1 p.m. Glenwood Gardens, Free, vehicle permit required. Registration required. 771-8733; www.greatparks.org. Woodlawn.

RECREATION

Family Bingo, 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Includes cards, markers and prizes. Family friendly. $5. 7617500; www.jointhej.org. Amberley Village. M O N D A Y, M A R C H 1 5

ART & CRAFT CLASSES

Scrapbooking: Faithbooking, 5:30 p.m.8:30 p.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road. Work on your own projects and explore “Faithbooking”, a way to convey your faith through your photo albums. Group meets third Monday of each month until July 19. Childcare is provided. Registration required. Through Aug. 16. 891-1700; www.goodshepherd.com. Kenwood.

DANCE CLASSES

Line Dance, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Springdale Community Center, 11999 Lawnview Ave. Dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 321-6776. Springdale.

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Irish Step-Dancing, 7 p.m. Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road. Irish music and dance with the McGing Irish Dancers. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4450. Deer Park. T U E S D A Y, M A R C H 1 6

EDUCATION

Tools for Caregivers, 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. Topic: Legal and Financial Issues for Seniors and Caregivers. Program focuses on how to assist with healthcare choices. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. 766-3352; www.jfscinti.org/Caregiver_Tools.asp. Amberley Village.

LECTURES

An Evening With Dan Senor, 7:30 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Author of “Start-Up Nation” speaks on Israel’s start-up companies and economy. Free. Registration required. Presented by Jewish Community Relations Council. 985-1511; e-mail eshepherd@jfedcin.org; jewishcincinnati.org/jcrc. Amberley Village. W E D N E S D A Y, M A R C H 1 7

HOLIDAY - ST. PATRICK’S DAY

Shamrocks, Leprechauns, Four-Leaf Clovers, Oh My!, 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with stories and crafts. Family friendly. Free. Deer Park. St. Patrick’s Day, 7 a.m.-2:30 a.m. Cock & Bull English Pub, 275 E. Sharon Road. Pancakes and free T-shirts at 7 a.m. Bagpipes and green beer. Corned beef and cabbage and Sir Arthur’s Stew available. 771-4253; www.theenglishpub.com. Glendale.

ON STAGE - THEATER

Play with Your Lunch, noon, Wyoming Civic Center, 1 Worthington Ave. “A Pot of Broth” and “O’Flaherty, V.C” read by local professional actors. Includes box lunch. $22, $20 advance by March 1. Reservations required by March 15. Presented by Rising Phoenix Theatre. 257-9805; www.risingphoenixtheatre.org. Wyoming.

NATURE

Maple Sugaring Display, 10:45 a.m. Glenwood Gardens, Free, vehicle permit required. Registration required. 771-8733; www.greatparks.org. Woodlawn.

ON STAGE - THEATER

The Rainmaker, 8 p.m. Mayerson JCC, $15, $12 ages 11 and under. 793-6237. Amberley Village.

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The Cincinnati Wine Festival returns for its 20th year March 12-13, in the Grand Ballroom at the Duke Energy Center, 525 Elm St., downtown CIncinnati. The Grand Tastings will be 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday, March 12, and Saturday, March 13, 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Tickets range in price from $60 to $110 depending on time, date and if the Special Tasting is included. For details or to buy tickets, call 513-723-9463 or visit www.winefestival.com.

Hang at the J, 6:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Indoor waterpark, games, dinner, movie and snack. Wear gym shoes and socks and bring swimsuit and towel. $27, $20 siblings. Registration required. 761-7500. Amberley Village. Kids Klimb, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road. Includes games, climbing, pizza and drinks. Ages 8-13. $15. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 745-8550. Blue Ash.

Come out for the 139th edition of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The Zing Zang Zoom show features Zingmaster Alex and his assistant Levitytia leading the audience through a kaleidoscope of color, imagery and fun Thursday March 11, through Sunday, March 14, at the U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway, downtown Cincinnati. Shows start at 7 p.m. with 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets range from $14.50 to $85. For details or tickets, call 513-562-4949 or visit www.usbankarena.com.


Life

March 10, 2010

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Our enemy fear attended the Olympics

The Olympics are majestic but they are no match for fear. We enjoy watching the games for various reasons: our patriotism, competitive spirit, love of sports, or even for the vicarious thrill of imagining ourselves in some of the athletes. Yet, if we are competing, how well would we handle our fears? The Olympics, like life itself, confronts humans with various fears. In our lives, “Each morning two grinning gremlins sit at the foot of our bed. One is called Lethargy and one is called Fear. Either will gladly eat us alive … for they daily renew their interest in possessing our soul,” writes analyst Dr. James Hollis. The success of our lives will be found in our struggle to achieve as much meaning and depth as possible by going beyond the bounds these two enemies try to set upon us. Do Olympics participants battle these same gremlins as we do in our lives, jobs and responsibilities? Definitely! For example, in the Feb.

26 edition of USA To d a y , s p o r t s columnist M i k e Lopresti wrote of the unnoFather Lou t i c e d Guntzelman departure the Perspectives of Netherlands bobsled team. “Its team has pulled out of the four-man bobsled competition before even starting – not because of injury or controversy or lousy times. The pilot is Edwin van Calker, and he has lost his nerve to compete,” Lopresti states. “They’ve seen the crashes at the Whistler Sliding Centre. They are haunted by the death of the Georgian luger. Edwin had an awful time of it last week in the two-man competition,” notes the columnist. Edwin’s brother and teammate, Arnold, agreed with him. He is 33 years old and has a wife and daughter who saw the luger’s death back in Holland on television. Some will condemn their

withdrawal from the Olympics, others will try to understand. But we must remember that the gremlin of fear sits at the foot of every one of our beds, and in every one of our endeavors. “Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world,” says Emerson. Was the bobsledder’s decision to withdraw his succumbing to cowardice or the summoning up of courage (not caring what others will say and think of him)? Or, back in the beginning of his bobsledding career choice years ago, was he fearful of changing his choice or of future failure? We do not know. What we do know is that life is not our enemy, fear is. Throughout life we must ask ourselves in every dilemma we face between the difficult and the easy; in every relationship in which we’re called to make risks and sacrificial choices; in every commitment we’re called upon to make; every responsibility to a spouse or child, “Is it basically fear or lethargy that’s holding me

have. I have known fear of failure, fear of humiliation, fear of injury, and sometimes fear of death, either for myself or a loved one. “Most of all, I have wrestled against the fear of not mattering, of being cast out because I did not fit in, of being overlooked because I was not significant, and of being shamed because I was not worthy. I have at times been paralyzed by this feeling. I have let it hold me back. And what I now want

back? Does my choice diminish me or enlarge me?” Only the boldest among us can acknowledge the role that fear plays in our lives and then to do something about it. In the beginning of his book, “Face Your Fear: Living with Courage in an Age of Caution,” Rabbi Shmuley Boteach writes for all of us when he reveals, “I have struggled my whole life against fear, as many of you

is liberation from that fear.” Courage is not the absence of fear. It is the perception that some things are more important to us than what we fear. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@communitypress.co m or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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Have a taste o’ the green this St. Paddy’s Day The wild yellow aconite which dear friend Ike Leaf gave me starts of so long ago is now starting to cover our little patch of woods with bright yellow and green. The snowdrops are up, too. I’m always amazed at the courage of Mother Nature to push these delicate looking flowers through the frozen ground and snow. Spring is not far behind! And don’t forget to start saving those papery onion

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Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional. Email columns@community press.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

Seniors can get ‘Active for Life’ Physical activity is an increasing topic of interest, but it can be daunting to begin a program that fits into our daily lives. Adults 50 and older can learn how to begin and maintain a more active lifestyle with the Active for Life program. Active for Life teaches that physical activity does not need to be strenuous or time-consuming to achieve health benefits. This is not an actual exercise class, but participants will learn: • the benefits of physical activity; • how to set goals and reward yourself; • how to overcome your own barriers to physical activity; • time and stress management. Facilitated discussions, a self-help workbook and interactive activities provide the

basis for the 75 minute weekly sessions. The $15 fee covers all costs associated with the 13-week program. For more information or to sign up for a class, call Hamilton County Public Health at 946-7813. Additional information and the class schedule is available at www.hamiltoncountyhealth.org. The Active for Life 2010 schedule: • Woodlawn Community Center, 10050 Woodlawn Blvd., Cincinnati, OH 45215. The class is from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays beginning April 14. • Evendale Recreation Center, 10500 Reading Road, Evendale, OH 45241. The class is from 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Thursdays beginning April 15.

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Flower show, Kindervelt partner for children The Cincinnati Horticultural Society and Kindervelt of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) have joined in support of fundraising efforts benefitting CCHMC. Through March 15, a portion of every Cincinnati Flower Show ticket sold online through the Cincinnati Flower Show Web site will be donated to the Division of Asthma Research. “I see collaboration as an important part of the future for all non-profits” said Mary Margaret Rochford, president of the Cincinnati Horticultural Society. “In all my business experience this is the best example of synergy, where the whole is more than the sum of the parts.” Cincinnati Children’s

Hospital Medical Center is committed to improving care for children with asthma. The Division of Asthma Research is developing new standards for clinical care through cutting-edge research. CCHMC is a notfor-profit hospital and research center pioneering treatments, providing outstanding family-centered patient care and training health-care professionals for the future. Kindervelt is the largest auxiliary of CCHMC and is recognized as one of Greater Cincinnati’s outstanding volunteer organizations. Composed of neighborhood groups joined together by a central, city-wide board of trustees, Kindervelt-sponsored gifts have supported both medical research at

and the acquisition of stateof-the-art equipment for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Kindervelt is in the middle of a four-year commitment to raise funds for the Division of Asthma Research. The non-profit Cincinnati Horticultural Society is the producer of the Cincinnati Flower Show, celebrating its 21th anniversary this year, April 17-25, at Symmes Township Park. The theme of this year’s show is “Fantasy, Formal, Friendly.” Tickets to the 2010 Cincinnati Flower Show can be purchased at www.cincyflowershow.com. For more information, call Kristy Conlin, publicity manager, at 872-9555.

HaZaK to focus on Jews in Ireland Jews in Ireland have a proud history. Their experiences will be the subject of Northern Hills Synagogue – Congregation B’nai Avraham’s monthly HaZaK program for seniors Wednesday, March 17. The program will take place at noon at the Synagogue, at 5714 Fields Ertel Road, between Interstate 71 and Snider Road. Lunch will be served. The featured speaker will be Dr. Robert Smith. He will share his colorful memories of growing up in Dublin as a schoolboy in a Jewish neighborhood. He attended a Christian school, and then

went to medical school at Trinity College of Dublin University, with its lively Jewish Student’s Union. More recently, Smith has won many national and international awards for his contributions to medical teaching and research. Smith is a professor emeritus at the University of Cincinnati and director of its type 2 diabetes pharmacogenomics research project. “HaZaK” is an acronym, with the letters standing for the Hebrew words “Hakhma” (wisdom), “Ziknah” (maturity) and “Kadi-

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In Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana, there are many young people who are giving selflessly of themselves for the good of others. Through their volunteerism, mentoring, advocacy, leadership and caring they are making a positive difference in the world around them. They exemplify the four core character values of the YMCA – caring, honesty, responsibility and respect – and the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati is looking for them. Nominees must be between 12 and 18 years of age; be enrolled in an elementary, junior or senior high school; reside within the Greater Cincinnati Tristate area, and must be available to attend the orientation April 20 and the awards event Mary 24. Nominations will not be accepted for groups. Nominations for the 2010 YMCA Character Awards are being accepted through March 15. The YMCA will be honoring 40 teens, ages 12 to 18, at the YMCA Character Awards Event (beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, May 24, at the 20th Century Theatre in Oakley). The nomination form is available online at: http://bit.ly/CharacterAwards or by calling the YMCA at 362-YMCA (3629622). The form can be filled out online, or can be faxed to 961-3201. It can also be mailed to: YMCA Character Awards; 1105 Elm St.; Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. As the area’s largest youth and family-focused not-for-profit, the YMCA reinforces character values through assets-based programs and services to more than 143,000 individuals,

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Astronaut Grant Johnson shows his costume at last year’s Millennicon.

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“Millennicon is purposely designed to be small, intimate convention for science fiction and fantasy fans,” said Chris M. Barkley, Millennicon 24 committee member. “While the focus of the convention has a literary bent, we openly welcome all fans who have an interest in graphic novels, the latest scientific advances, anime shows and films, Doctor Who, Star Trek, Babylon 5, Star Wars and anything else. It’s a big party for fans of all ages.” Millennicon 24 is March 19 through March 21 at the Holiday Inn Interstate 275, 3855 Hauck Road at

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Dan Ryan and John Scalzi speak at last year’s Millennicon.

els, shall be the guest of honor, and the music featured artist. However, he writes music under the name Stephen Leigh. Jeff James will be the featured artist. Star Trek fans might appreciate the Klingon Jail and Bail; convention goers can pay a Klingon to “arrest” their friends and place them in “jail” with all proceeds going to charity. Millennicon is the major fundraiser for the Miami Valley Fandom for Literacy, which has donated 3,579 books to non-profit organizations in the area, including the Dayton and Cincinnati VA Centers.

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Preliminary Games 7:00pm - Reg Games 7:30pm OVER 25 DIFFERENT INSTANTS

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Tri-County Press

Religion

March 10, 2010

Isaac M. Wise Temple presents program on prisons, prisoners We know that in Ohio prisons, the population well exceeds the prisons’ capacities. What else do we know? “Prisons and Prisoners: The Impact on our Community” will answer many questions that citizens have about the condition, purposes, successes and failures of prisons in Ohio and nationwide. This forum, sponsored by the Critical Topics Committee of the Isaac M. Wise Temple, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March

25, at Wise Center, 8329 Ridge Road. Rabbi Ilana Baden, associate Rabbi of Isaac M. Wise Temple will open the program and welcome the community. Professor Marianna Brown Bettman, professor of Clinical Law at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, will serve as moderator of a distinguished panel whose combined expertise comprises such areas as day-to-day operation of prisons, the criminal justice system, prison reform, and attorney education.

Terry Collins, immediate past director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, began his career in the department as a social worker, then became a warden, deputy directory, and assistant director before being appointed director in 2006 by then Gov. Robert Taft. Gov. Ted Strickland renewed his appointment in 2007. Collins oversaw 13,000 employees and an inmate population of more than 51,000. Collins retired Jan. 31.

INDEPENDENT BAPTIST

LUTHERAN

NON-DENOMINATIONAL

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

Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA)

VINEYARD CHURCH NORTHWEST COLERAIN TOWNSHIP

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

BAPTIST Creek Road Baptist Church 3906 Creek Rd., Sharonville, Cincinnati, OH elder@creekroad.org 513-563-2410 Sunday School 9:30am Sunday Worship 10:45am, 6:00pm Wednesday Worship 7:00pm Pastor, Rev. David B Smith

ROMAN CATHOLIC St. Martin Dr Porres Catholic Church

9927 Wayne Ave * Lincoln Hts, Ohio 45215 513-554-4010 Pastor: Fr Thomas Difolco African American in History & Heritage Roman Catholic in Faith & Practice Services: Saturday at 7:00p & Sunday at 10:00a You are always welcome at St. Martin de Porres

CHRISTIAN CHURCH DISCIPLES 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

EPISCOPAL ChristChurchGlendaleEpiscopalChurch 965 Forest Ave - 771-1544 christchurch1@fuse.net www.christchurchglendale.org 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

LUTHERAN Christ Lutheran Church (LCMS)

3301 Compton Rd (1 block east of Colerain) 385-8342 Sunday School & Bible Class (all ages) 9:45am Sunday Worship 8:30 & 11:00am Saturday Evening Worship 5:30pm A great community church in a great community! Also home to Little Bud Preschool 385-8404 enrolling now! Visit our website: www.church-lcms.org

Faith Lutheran Church 8265 Winton Rd., Finneytown www.faithcinci.org Pastor Robert Curry Contemporary Service 9am Traditional Service 11:00am

Sunday School 10:15

HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH 9:30 am Traditional Service 11:00 am Contemporary Service 4695 Blue Rock Road Colerain Township South of Ronald Reagan and I-275 923-3370 www.hopeonbluerock.org

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

www.lutheransonline.com/joinus

385-7024

“Growing Closer to God, Growing Closer to Neighbor”

www. trinitymthealthy.org 513-522-3026

1553 Kinney Ave, Mt. Healthy

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

Pastor Todd A. Cutter

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

513-385-4888 www.vcnw.org

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 www.cpopumc.com “Small enough to know you, Big enough to care”

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 www.cos-umc.org "The GPS of Life: Conquering Worry"

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

FOREST CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 680 W Sharon Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45240

513-825-3040

Traditional Service: 9:30am ConneXion Contemporary Service: 11:15am Sunday School: 10:30am

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. mhumc.org Spiritual Checkpoint ... Stop In For An Evaluation!

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 & 11am Traditional 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.

513-563-0117

www.sharonville-umc.org

EVANGELICAL COMMUNITY CHURCH

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

542-9025

Visitors Welcome www.eccfellowship.org

PRESBYTERIAN 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

Salem White Oak Presbyterian

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

Taiwanese Ministry 769-0725

2:00pm

3:30pm

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST FLEMING ROAD United Church of Christ 691 Fleming Rd 522-2780 Rev Pat McKinney

Sunday School - All Ages - 9:15am Sunday Worship - 10:30am

Nursery Provided

St. Paul United Church of Christ

HIGHVIEW CHRISTIAN CHURCH

Pastor: Jessica Taft 385-9077

FAITH TABERNACLE WORSHIP CENTER 6350 Springdale Rd. Cinti, OH

45247 513-741-8900 4 Miles West of Northgate Mall

We are a WORD church Sunday School 10am Sunday 11am-6pm Wednesday Evening 7pm

Sonny Price, Pastor

Ascension Lutheran Church

David Yost, in his third term as Delaware County prosecuting attorney, won the first capital sentence in that county in 2003. A defender of Megan’s Law unconstitutionality claims, Yost filed the first eviction action against a convicted sex offender living within 1,000 feet of a school. Previously, Yost practiced law, served in senior posts in the administrations of Columbus Mayor Dana G. “Buck” Rinehart and Gov. George V. Voinovich, reported for the Columbus Citizen-Journal, and taught at Columbus State College. David Singleton is an attorney and Executive Director of the Ohio Justice and Policy Center. The OJPC is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, public interest law office based in Cincinnati whose purpose is the reform of Ohio’s justice system. After law school, Singleton won the Skadden Fellowship to practice at the Legal Action Center for the Homeless in New York, worked as a Public Defender for the District of Columbia, and practiced law at Thompson Hine and Flory in Cincinnati before assuming his current position in 2002. The presentation by the panel will be followed by a question-and-answer period. The program is free and open to the public.

EVANGELICAL PRESBYTERIAN Sisterhood,

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

RELIGION

5312 Old Blue Rock Rd., off Springdale

Na’amat to hold Women’s Seder

For the 10th consecutive year, Northern Hills Synagogue Sisterhood and Na’amat, the International Movement of Zionist Women, will join for a special Women’s Seder. The Seder will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 18, at Swaim Lodge, in Swaim Park, at the corner of Cooper and Zig Zag roads in Montgomery. Through food, verse and song, the Passover Seder celebrates the liberation of the Jews from Egyptian slavery, taking place as part of the Passover holiday, which begins the evening of March 29. This prePassover Women’s Seder will focus on the roles of women in the story of the Exodus and in Jewish history, filling out the traditional stories in a way that is especially meaningful to women. The entire community is invited. There is no charge for participating. For more information or to make reservations, contact Northern Hills Synagogue at 9316038.

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Children’s Church, during the 10:45 a.m. hour, will be using the new curriculum “Hands-on-Bible MAX.” Each week, the children will use the Bible, love the Bible and live the Bible. Children’s Sunday School is available at 9:30 a.m. The church will host a Spaghetti Dinner and silent auction from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 13. Donations are accepted for the meal. The auction bidding will close at 7:15 p.m. and winners will be announced. The Jubilee Quartet from Indiana will begin entertainment at 8 p.m. All activities are open to the public. Sunday Worship Services are 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. with Adult Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Children’s Church is during the 10:45 a.m. hour. All guests and visitors are welcome. The church is at 7388 East Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 4897021.

Christ Church Glendale

The church offers a Choral Evensong at 5 p.m. the first Sunday of each month. Each service concludes with fellowship in the Olivia House parish hall. The Evensong at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 21, will feature the Adult Choir of Christ Church, and an orchestra, presenting a service which includes the Viennese Vespers, with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Joseph Haydn. Christ Church Glendale has four choirs which regularly perform at both Sunday services and special services: The Adult choir; the Schola Cantorum, for children ages 7 to 14; the Chorus Angelorum, open to young women ages 14 to 21, and the English Handbell Choir, open to musicians age 14 and above. More information is available at 771-1544, christchurch1@fuse.net or www.christchurchglendale.org. The church is at 965 Forest Ave., Glendale; 771-1544.

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 27. All are welcome. It is a free family event. Fireproof Your Marriage-The Love Dare class if from 7 to 8:30 p.m. weekly March 28 through May 1. Call the church for details. Girl Scout Sunday is celebrated from 8:20 to 11 a.m. Sunday, March 14. Summer Vacation Bible School will be from 9 a.m. to noon June 21-25; and 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 26-30. Registration begins April 1. Senior Men meet at 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday for lunch and fellowship.

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St Paul - North College Hill

6997 Hamilton Ave 931-2205 Rev. Virginia Duffy, Interim Minister Lollie Kasulones, Minister for Program Evelyn Osterbrock, Minister for Children Sundays: Music & Announcement 9:45am Worship at 10:00am Sunday School and Child Care Nurtured And Fellowship Groups For All Ages www.stpaulnch.org

Brecon United Methodist Church

Evelyn Place Monuments

Sunday Worship: 10:30am Sunday School: 9:15am

Nursery Available/Handicap Access

The first concert of the Spring series at Ascension Lutheran Church is at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 13, featuring the spectacular pianist, Myron Brown, of Birmingham, Ala., and virtuoso trumpeter Theresa May, from Cleveland, Ohio. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. The church is hosting a light sandwich supper at 6 p.m. every Wednesday during Lent in the fellowship hall. All the fixin’s for a sandwich buffet and a salad will be provided. Following a short time for gathering, Pastor Josh lead a series of discussions on “being Lutheran.” Taken from the small catechism, these discussions are designed to engage those new to the Lutheran tradition and as a “refresher” for those who have been part of the Lutheran tradition for many years. A worship service will follow immediately at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. All are welcome. The topics for each week’s discussion are: A Heart of Flesh; March 10, Lord’s Prayer, Be Still and Know; March 17, Baptism, Be Not Afraid; March 24, Communion, Sighs Too Deep for Words. The Lenten series is also Maundy Thursday, April 1, and Good Friday, April 2. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288.

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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 ss.com, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. Mail to: Tri-County Press, Attention: Teasha Fowler, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140. Church of the Saviour Book Club will discuss “The Levanter” by Eric Ambler at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 25, at the Harper’s Point Panera. All are welcome. The church is located at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati; 791-3142; www.cos-umc.org.

Forest Dale Church of Christ

Beginning March 7, Forest Dale Church of Christ Senior Minister Jay Russell will embark upon a six-week investigation of some of the seemingly “backwards” sayings of Jesus. Russell will speak at both the 9 a.m. Classic Worship Service and the 11:15 a.m. Morning Worship Service each Sunday. The accompanying Small Group Series will be available at various locations, days and times throughout the week. Topics will include: March 14, “To Be First Be Last;” March 21, “To Fight Your Enemy Love Them;” March 28, “To Be Rich Become Poor;” April 4, “To Rest Take On Burdens;” and April 11, “To Win Give Up.” More information is available on the church’s MySpace profile at www.myspace.com/fdccgrapevine or at the church office 825-7171. The church will host its annual free Community Egg Hunt at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 3. Crafts, refreshments, and of course lots of candy-filled eggs will be provided. Children should bring a basket or container to use when hunting for eggs. Questions may be directed to Youth Minister Josh Garrett at the church office 825-7171. More information and photos from past years’ Egg Hunts are available at www.myspace.com/fdccgrapevine. The church will host Resurrection Sunday worship services Sunday, April 4. The day will begin with Devotions at 9 a.m. followed by a Potluck Breakfast at 9:15 a.m. Bible study classes for all ages will meet at 10 a.m. A special Resurrection Worship Service will meet at 11 a.m., where Senior Minister Jay Russell will continue his “It’s Backwards!” series with a sermon called, “To Rest Take on Burdens.” The church is at 604 West Kemper Road, Springdale; 825-7171.

New Church of Montgomery

The church conducts worship at 10:30 a.m., Sundays and Divine Providence Study Group the first four Sundays of the month from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The church is located at 9035 E. Kemper Road, Montgomery; 4899572.

Sharonville United Methodist Church

Sharonville United Methodist Church has services; 8:15 a.m. 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.

Sycamore Christian Church

Sunday Worship Service is at 10:30 a.m. Bible Study is at 9 a.m. every Sunday. The church is hosting Ladies WOW Study Group (Women on Wednesdays) at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month. The event includes light refreshments and a study of Beth Moore’s “Stepping Up.” The church hosts Adult and Youth Bible Studies at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. The church is at 6555 Cooper Road, Sycamore Township; 891-7891, www.sycamorechristianchurch.

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March 10, 2010

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Sharonville Chamber award winners announced The Sharonville Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of its 2009 Breakfast of Champion awards. “We began soliciting nominees for the 2009 Sharonville Chamber Awards about three months ago,” Chamber president Rich Arnold said. “The response was awesome; the number of quality nominations was staggering. The caliber of the nominees made it excruciatingly difficult to pick a winner from this list of winners.” The 2009 Sharonville Chamber Business Person of the Year award was presented to Julie Woodward, dean of instruction at Scarlet Oaks Campus of the Great Oaks Career and Technical School.

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The 2009 Sharonville Chamber Business Person of the Year award was presented to Julie Woodward, dean of instruction at Scarlet Oaks Campus of the Great Oaks Career and Technical School. “Julie deserved this award because of the innovative ways and motivation

she has provided to the students and teachers at Scarlet Oaks,” Arnold said. “I’m thrilled for our school and very proud to have been recognized by the Chamber,” Woodward said. The 2009 Sharonville Chamber Large Business of the Year was awarded to Employers Choice Plus and its president John Cacaro. “Employers Choice Plus has developed benefit programs designed to aid companies in reducing their Workers Compensation costs through employee leasing which has saved companies many thousands of dollars,” Arnold said. “What a wonderful feeling to be honored in this manner,” Cacaro said after accepting the award. “I am

proud of our entire organization for the hard work and dedication they have given to growing our company and assisting our customers save money.” The 2009 Sharonville Chamber Small Business of the Year was awarded to Yummy~issimo and its president Debbie Spangler, certified personal chef. “I was shocked and thrilled at the same time to win this prestigious award from the Sharonville Chamber,” Spangler said. “It’s the wonderful people that I cook for everyday that made this possible.” Holiday Inn I-275 North/Max & Erma’s garnered the 2009 Sharonville Chamber Award. “The Holiday Inn I-275 North / Max & Erma’s has

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Dave Sperry, left, of SpeedPro Imaging was awarded the 2009 Sharonville Chamber Volunteer of the Year Award. He is seen here with Sharonville Chamber of Commerce President Rich Arnold.

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Mike Albert partners with Hillman Group to create ‘rolling showroom’ for customers, trade shows By Amanda Hopkins ahopkins@communitypress.com

Representatives from Mike Albert Vehicle Fleet Management met with employees of The Hillman Group Inc. recently to unveil a customized vehicle designed to act as a rolling showroom for Hillman’s products. Hillman partnered with Mike Albert to create the vehicle, which measures 16 feet long and is built from a Ford E-450, in order to bring their entire product line to

customers and trade shows. Inside, the vehicle features walls of Hillman products arranged in drawers and on display, while track lighting adorns the ceiling. A fully operational computer terminal gives Hillman employees access to product information and a large flat-panel television is mounted to the front wall. Hillman employees see great potential for the truck as a sales and marketing tool. “This vehicle is really going to change the way we’re able to present our

products to our customers,” said Bob Lyons, Hillman’s director of marketing. “The way it’s been outfitted is amazing. We can pull into a tradeshow or a customer’s office and we’ve got a fully functional showroom within a few moments.” Once parked, the vehicle’s electronics run off a generator stowed below the floor; the generator’s controls and hour meter are located on the computer terminal. To increase safety and visibility, a backup camera installed near the license plate displays in the

Ambassadors Committee and happily volunteered for any other help the Sharonville Chamber needed,” said Arnold. “I was surprised to win this award, Sperry said. “I not only participate as a volunteer to be helpful to the Sharonville Chamber but I have made a ton of contacts which have resulted in business for me.” Winners were announced during the Sharonville Chamber’s recent Breakfast of Champions, recognition awards and annual meeting.

LEGAL NOTICE A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 @ 7:00 p.m. before the Springdale Board of Zoning Appeals (1)The owner of 212 West Sharon Road requests a variance to erect a ground sign with a 0’ setback from the public right of way. Said variance is from Section 153.423(B)(3) "…. All signage shall be no closer to public right-of-way than ten feet." (2)The owner of 11580 Princeton Pike requests a variance to develop the property and requests a variance to allow a 9.52’ setback to drive aisles on the south side of the property; 0’ setback to pavement to west property; and 1’ setback from right of way on Princeton Pike. Said variance is from Section 153.502(C) "In no case however, shall the parking area or access drives be located closer than 10 feet from any right of way, 10 feet from any nonresidential property line and 20 feet from any residential property line." The owner of 11560 Princeton Pike requests a variance to allow a side yard building set back of 4.9’ for the Ponderosa Restaurant Building. Said variance is from Section 153.221(A) "The minimum side yard setback for properties abutting non-residential districts shall be 12 feet." (3) The owner or 11741 Chesterdale Road requests a variance to allow an automotive repair use in a General Industrial Zone. Said variance is from Section 153.031 "Any building or parcel of land may be used…only for the uses specifically enumerated or referred to as permitted, or required, in the district in which the building or parcel of land is located and for no other use." The public hearing will be held in the City Council Chambers located at 11700 Springfield Pike, Springdale OH 45246, 513-346-5730. 1001543442

Holiday Inn I-275 North/Max & Erma’s garnered the 2009 Sharonville Chamber Award. General manager Art Santomo, center, is seen here with his staff.

The 2009 Sharonville Chamber Small Business of the Year was awarded to Yummy~issimo and its president Debbie Spangler, right, who is here with Sharonville Chamber of Commerce President Rich Arnold.

been an integral force at our Chamber with their senior sales account manager, Susan Grodecki, serving on our board of directors, assisting on many committees,” Arnold said. Dave Sperry of SpeedPro Imaging was awarded the 2009 Sharonville Chamber Volunteer of the Year Award. “Dave earned this award through his dedication to the Sharonville Chamber as a member of the Board of Directors, host of our monthly Business Talk TV show, helped start the

truck’s rearview mirror. A sonar sensor alerts the driver to overhangs that the vehicle may not be able to clear. The outside of the vehicle, however, serves a purpose as important as the hardware on the inside. A custom wrap covers the truck’s box, displaying Hillman’s logo and products. “The capability of a vehicle like this to optimize a company’s brand image is a big selling point for our customers,” said Dan Doucette, national truck lease manager for Mike Albert.

PUBLIC NOTICE The City of Wyoming is seeking REQUEST FOR QUALIFICA TIONS for an Energy ConPerformance tracting Project. The City of Wyoming is seeking qualifications from interested Performance ConCompanies tracting capable of providing comprehensive energy, operational and capital cost avoidance improvements and services that reduce the owner’s utility and operating costs. The selection process will involve each Respondent responding to the ReQualificaquest for tions (RFQ). The City intends to award a negotiated contract to one firm to provide the services, construction and/or equipment under terms and conditions considered most favorable among those submissions offered. firms All interested may respond to the RFQ. Respondents shall be willing and able to facilitate the financing for these accordin projects ance with all applicable Federal, State and Local Laws. Detailed requirements for submission of the RFQ are available at the City Municipal Budding, 800 Oak Avenue, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or by calling 513-842-1382. Submissions are due no later than Friday, April 2, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern. 1001542769

Notice of Public Auction In accordance with the provisions of State Law, there being due and unpaid charges for which the undersigned is entitled to satisfy an of lien owner’s goods hereinafter described and stored at Uncle Bob’s SelfStorage location(s) listed below. And, due notice has been given, to the owner of said property and all parties known to claim an interest therein, and the time specified in such 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,March 22, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. at 11378 Springfield Pike, Springdale, OH 45246, 513-7715311. R o s e m a r y Robertson, P.O. Box 18344, Fairfield, OH 45018; Boxes, sporting goods, office machines/ equip., account records, clothes; Greg Price, 365 A Connie Ct. Fairfield, OH Furniture, 45014; boxes, tools; Esslanda Seals, 9278 Eliana Ct. Las Vegas, NV 89147; Furniture, boxes; Tomeka Sheppard, 7858 Compton Lake Dr. Apt B, Cincinnati, OH 45231; House hold goods, boxes, appliances, TV’s or stereo equip; K i m berly Parks, 1095 Addice Way, Cincin nati, OH 45224; Household goods, furniture, boxes, TV’s or stereo equip, 1001539810


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BIRTHS

POLICE REPORTS

EVENDALE

Reports not available

GLENDALE

Arrests/citations

Brent Pleasant, 23, 1988 Edgewater, Cincinnati, OH; warrant for failing to appear in Mayor’s Court, Feb. 25. Tracy Freeman, 37, 1761 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati, OH; warrant for failing to pay fines and costs due to Mayor’s Court; Feb. 28. Shamar Munday, 21, 1200 Steffens Court, Cincinnati, OH; warrant for failing to pay fines and costs due to Mayor’s Court; March1. Lee A. Holmes, 19, 11030 Grand Ave., Cincinnati, OH, warrant from Deer Park Mayor’s Court, March 2.

Incidents/investigations

Glendale police reported no incidents or investigations.

SHARONVILLE

Arrests/citations

Karen Laine, 48, PO Box 174, drug abuse at Country Inn Suites, Feb. 23. Karen Laine, 48, PO Box 174, drug paraphernalia at Baymont Inn, Feb. 23. Andrea Whitfield, 18, 4001 Sharon Park Lane, possession at 11775 Lebanon Road, Feb. 21. Caliza Tuck, 22, 1143 Atwood Ave., possession at 2301 E. Sharon Road, Feb. 19. Kevin Taylor, 42, 864 Governors Court, possession at 10900 Crown Point Plaza, Feb. 19. Rakkar Johnson, 24, 1639 Brightview Road, possession at 11385 Chester Road, Feb. 20.

Incidents/investigations Burglary, theft

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residence at 9986 Pond Woods Court, Feb. 21.

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Theft

Firearm valued at $2,200 removed at 11355 Chester Road, Feb. 22. $2 removed at 9918 Mccaully Woods, Feb. 20. Paperwork, jack, cords and electric supplies valued at $1,170 removed at 11180 Dowlin Drive, Feb. 21. Clothing valued at $210 removed from dryer at 111620 Chester Road, Feb. 20. Reported at 11636 Chesterdale, Feb. 18.

Theft, forgery

Checks valued at $347 removed at 7564 Fannmeadow, Feb. 18.

SPRINGDALE

Arrests/citations

Christopher Neumann, 22, 9995 Winlake Drive, violating protection order at 12105 Lawnview Ave., Feb. 19. Tino Watson, 31, 9544 Oldwood Drive, driving under the influence at 40 I275, Feb. 20. Juvenile male, 16, domestic violence at 808 Ashcroft Court, Feb. 20. Juvenile male, 17, criminal trespassing at 1 Cameron Road, Feb. 20. Juvenile male, 15, criminal trespassing at 1 Cameron Road, Feb. 20. Juvenile male, 15, criminal trespassing at 1 Cameron Road, Feb. 20. Juvenile male, 15, criminal trespassing at 1 Cameron Road, Feb. 20. Antwann Walker, 20, driving under the influence at 6459 Daly Road, Feb. 21. Monica Gervacio-Hernandez, 27, 677 Cascade, theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, Feb. 21. Juvenile Female, 17, theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, Feb. 21.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damaging

Reported at 318 Northland Blvd., Feb. 19.

Domestic

Reported at Glensprings, Feb. 18. Reported at Tivoli Lane, Feb. 20. Reported at Ashcroft, Feb. 20. Reported at Commons Circle, Feb. 21. Reported at Lawnview Ave., Feb. 21.

Robbery

Victim threatened with gun and $363 removed at 385 Northland Blvd.., Feb. 23.

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Vacuum cleaner valued at $550 removed at 12105 Lawnview, Feb. 18. Merchandise valued at $1,229.79

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 Laage, 346-5790; Wyoming, Chief Gary J. Baldauf, 821-0141. removed at 385 Northland Blvd.., Feb. 19. Reported at 966 Chesterdale Circle, Feb. 20. Wallet taken from victim at 966 Chesterdale Circle, Feb. 21. Wallet, GPS, CDs and Ipod of unknown value removed from vehicle at 11790 Springfield Pike, Feb. 21. GPS and phone charger of unknown value removed from vehicle at 11700 Princeton Pike, Feb. 21.

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Arrests/citations

Daryl Russell, 24, 1208 Timberland Drive, 45215, operating a vehicle impaired, failure to comply, traffic control device, Wyoming/Springfield Pike, Feb. 28. Juvenile, 3100 Beaver St., 45213, Wyoming Middle School, Wyoming, 45215, charged with Assault, Feb. 27.

Theft

Incidents/investigations

Black utility trailer taken from a side yard next to garage, Compton Road, Feb 24. Blackberry Curve 8530 black cell phone and $75 taken from boy’s locker room at Wyoming High School, Pendery Avenue, Feb. 26.

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Local Residents in Amazement as Collectors Provide a Stimulus Package to Cincinnati! By Jason Delong

Treasure Hunters Roadshow STAFF WRITER

Gold and Silver pour into yesterdays Roadshow due to highest prices in 40 years.

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Yesterday at the Duke Energy Convention Center, hundreds lined up to cash antiques, collectibles, gold and jewelry in at the Roadshow. The free event is in Cincinnati all week buying gold, silver antiques and collectibles. One visitor I spoke with

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“It is unbelievable, I brought in some old coins that had been in a little cigar box for years and some old herringbone necklaces and in less than fifteen minutes I left with a check for $712.37.” yesterday said “It’s unbelievable, I brought in some old coins that had been in a little cigar box for years and some old herringbone necklaces and in less than fifteen minutes I left with a check for $712.37. That stuff has been in my jewelry box and dresser for at least 20 years.” Another gentlemen brought an old Fender guitar his father bought years ago. “Dad had less than fifty bucks in that guitar.” The Roadshow expert that assisted him, made a few phone calls and a Veterinarian in Seattle, Washington bought the guitar for $5700.00. The seller continued, “I got another $150.00 for a broken necklace and an old class ring, it’s not everyday

Above • A couple waits with anticipation while Roadshow expert examines their antiques and gold items. The Roadshow is at the Duke Energy Convention Center this week. someone brings six thousand dollars to town with your name on it.” Jeff Parsons, President of the Treasure Hunters Roadshow commented, “Lots of people have items that they know are valuable but just don’t know where to sell them. Old toys, trains, swords, guitars,

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pocket watches or just about anything old is valuable to collectors. These collectors are willing to pay big money for those items they are looking for.” This week’s Roadshow is the place to get connected with those collectors. The process is free and anyone can brings items down to the event. If the

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Roadshow Coin and gold expert Paul Dichraff examines a large presentation of coins, gold and collectibles.

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Cash in with the power of the International Collectors Association Treasure Hunters Roadshow represents over 5000 members worldwide who are paying TOP DOLLAR the following types of items. • COINS - Any and all coins made before 1964. This includes all silver and gold coins, dollars, half dollars, quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies. All conditions wanted! • GOLD & SILVER - PRICES AT 40 YEAR HIGH! for platinum, gold and silver during this event. Broken jewelry, dental gold, old coins, pocket watches, Kruggerands, Gold bars Canadian Maple Leafs, etc.

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silver dollars,… his check was for over $650.00. I would say that there were well over 100 people in here yesterday that sold their scrap gold.” One gentleman holding his check for over $1250.00 in the lobby of the event yesterday had this comment, “I am so happy I decided to come to the Roadshow. I saw the newspaper ad for the event and brought in an old German sword I brought back from World War II and some old coins and here is my check. What a great thing for our community. I am heading home now to see what else I have they might be interested in.” The Roadshow continues today starting at 9am. The event is free and no appointment is needed.

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