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All good things must end The Wyoming Corral Show has been an annual event since the 1940s. Despite this year’s theme, it should continue. In fact, the only thing that could ever close the show would be something like the end of the world, which happens to be this year’s show’s theme. See Schools, A5

Red-faced With Opening Day only three weeks away, we are inviting Reds fans to share their love of the hometown nine. Have you ever met a Reds player (past or present) in person? Maybe you have talked baseball with one of the team's many announcers. If so, do you have a photo that you can share? Also tell us, who is your all-time favorite Red? Send your responses (and photos, if you have them) to tricountypress@communitypress.com.

‘Top’ of the line The Rev. Theorphlis M. Borden of Woodlawn will mark 21 years of service. She holds a special distinction in her chosen calling. See Evelyn Perkins column, A3

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Relay: Decade of walking ‘For Life’ By Kelly McBride kmcbride@communitypress.com

Princeton will mark a decade of participation with this year's Relay for Life. The annual event in which teams walk continuously for 24 hours to raise money for cancer research has brought hundreds of students together over the years. This year's Relay for Life begins at 2 p.m. April 28. The American Cancer Society fundraiser evolved after Dr.

Gordy Klatt, a Tacoma, Wash., colorectal surgeon walked for a continuous 24 hours in May 1985, with friends and family making $25 donations to accompany him on 30-minute intervals. He raised $27,000. That has grown into a national event that raises funds while celebrating community. The Relay begins with a survivor's lap, where survivors circle the track to celebrate their victories over cancer, as well as to thank the caregivers who helped them persevere.

After dark, a luminaria ceremony remembers those touched by cancer, and honors those who lost their battle. The track will be lined with paper bags, filled with sand and holding a lit votive candle. During an hour-long ceremony, the candles are lit, in memory of someone who has died, or is fighting cancer. Finally, the commitment to help save lives takes place, with the fight back ceremony. See RELAY, Page A2

Princeton to auction properties By Kelly McBride kmcbride@communitypress.com

Princeton City Schools will sell four parcels of property it no longer uses, as the district continues its financial streamlining. Sale of the properties through auction was approved by the Board of Education during its March 12 meeting. "This has been a work in process for a year and a half, to identify surplus property that's no longer needed for public use," Treasurer Jim Rowan said, describing each parcel. The properties are: » The Board of Education building and adjoining property at 25 and 33 West Sharon Road. Princeton's central offices, which are currently housed at the Sharon Road facility, are being moved to the renovated RE-

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SHARONVILLE — The city is considering new zoning that would increase the opportunity for downtown living. Currently, any residential use in the 15-acre region of downtown Sharonville has been approved as a nonconforming use, which means the building is being used for a purpose other than what zoning allows. The new zoning would permit that use, and would open opportunities for more residents in the heart of the city. The first reading of the ordinance for the new zoning followed a public hearing before the March 13 city council meeting. The second and third readings of the ordinance will take place at the March 28 and April 11 meeting, when city council will vote on the measure. The 15 acres that would be affected are bound by Reading Road at the municipal boundary to the south, to the split at Sharon Road and Main streets to the north. It runs from Main Street through downtown on the east side of the street, and Sharon Road from Reading to the bridge overpass at the rail yard on the west side of the street. “It’s hard to say the number of residence affected,” Building and Planning Director Richard Osgood said, “but current residential uses are legal nonconforming in the existing zoning. “The zone change will make them all legal, as far as use is concerned. “This may not have an immediate impact on existing downtown businesses,” Osgood said, “but with the potential infusion of more residential mix, it would increase business in downtown and attract new businesses.” The changes will better define and set minimum requirements for the number of multifamily developments, as well as the size of the units. “The intent is to facilitate ‘higher-end’ apartments with a medium density, rather than high density developments with potentially a lower value product,” Osgood said of the requirements. The city’s Architectural Review Board would recommend any changes before the Planning Commission would consider changes to any project. “Livable communities and quality of life is an important as-

The Princeton Board of Education building, left, at 25 W. Sharon Road, and the adjacent property, right, at 33 W. Sharon Road, will be sold at public auction. KELLY MCBRIDE/THE COMMUNITY PRESS LIS building, the former Robert E. Lucas Intermediate School. The Board of Education building has been appraised at $500,000. The adjacent property has been valued at $130,000. Rowan said both parcels are zoned for educational or church

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formed a team seven years ago, when Dana Zinnecker became the high school group’s adviser. She has been impacted by cancer, and will participate in the Relay, with students and a family member she has helped fight the tough fight. Her father. When she was in high school, Dana's dad, Lee Rains, was diagnosed with colon cancer. "It was a real awakening, to realize how close cancer could hit my fam-

ily," Zinnecker said. "Since that time, I've had several relatives with cancer, including all four of my grandparents." Lee Rains was diagnosed with cancer a second time, two years ago. Today, at age 86, he's free and clear of the disease, Zinnecker said. So, father and daughter will circle the track in the Survivor's Lap. In addition to the Key Club, Princeton will field a thespian team and NJROTC team.

Each group will consist of at least 15 members, who will take shifts over the 24hour event. Some will camp overnight at the track. Tiffany Simons, a senior at Princeton High School and Key Club treasurer, will take her turn. "Cancer is very common," Simons said of the disease. "You could be standing next to someone, and have no idea. "Being on the track, to see family members, those are our friends' family

members, not strangers. "It means so much more because these are people you know." Zinnecker said she hopes Relay for Life brings a deeper awareness, in addition to raising funds. "I'm hoping the students understand that when you hear the word cancer, there's always a family attached to that word," she said. "It affects everybody."

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park," he said. That sale would include a provision that includes an easement for fiber optics and an access to RELIS. The property has been appraised at $850,000. » 7714 School Road. "This is the old paint shop near Stewart School," Rowan said. "It was vacated when we purchased it."

Items stored there are now at the consolidated operations center on Hauck Road. » A small piece of property, .047 acres, that was deeded to the school board when the county road between Butler and Hamilton counties was changed near the RELIS campus. The district has no use

for that small parcel, Rowan said. "We'll see what type of value we can get through the auction process," Rowan said. If the board isn't satisfied with the price through auction, the district can have the properties appraised and pursue private sale.

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pect of economic development,” Osgood said. “Many companies like to locate in communities with a thriving downtown, even though these companies may locate in the city’s industrial area. “We recognize the shift in demographics, particularly for young professionals, toward urban and/or semi-urban settings.” Focus will be directed toward the arts and other amenities, anchored by the Sharonville Fine Arts Center. “We envision a downtown that offers a diverse cross-section of amenities, to include specialty retail, service and restaurant uses, as well as an active, involved, and energized residential mix,” Osgood said. “Allofthiswillhelpcreateasenseofplaceandadd another jewel to the crown of northern Hamilton County that is the city of Sharonville.” For more about your community, visit www.Cincinnati.com/Sharonville.

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Rev. Borden at ‘Top’ of the world

“For I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you welcomed me; I was naked and you clothed me; I was sick and you visited me; I was in prison Evelyn and you Perkins came to COLUMNIST me.”- Matthew 25:35-36. The Rev. Theorphlis M. Borden of Woodlawn is the embodiment of these words as demonstrated during her tenure as a deacon in the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio. May 4 will mark 21 years of service. She holds a special distinction in her chosen calling. Deacon Borden is known to many as “Top.” She lives vs.35-36 of Matthew 25 in her personal and professional lives. The Holy Spirit led her to do good works in the Lord’s name. Her spirit led her to follow His wishes, thus overcoming many obstacles. Within the last seven months she has been recognized twice for her service. On July 24, her children, Stephen, Cheryl and Robert, feted her to a gala reception to celebrate her 20 years as a deacon. On Feb. 12, the Bishop Herbert Thompson, Jr. Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians held its annual celebration of the life and ministry of

Absalom Jones at The Church of Ascension and Holy Trinity in Wyoming. In 1804, Ohio’s Anglican Communion was founded in Worthington and that same year Jones was the first African American ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church of the United States. How fitting that at this same celebration, Deacon Top should be recognized as the first African-American female deacon ordained in the long history of the diocese. Merelyn Bates-Mims honored Top with heartfelt remarks about her many services in the diocese. “Her first assignment was at Trinity Church in Hamilton. Ohio. After her

tenure there, Deacon Borden was assigned to The Church of Ascension and Holy Trinity. …It was in these hallowed places that she learned the spirit of service to all God’s people. She offered a variety of gifts with the same spirit that included: Hospice visitation, Wednesday Bible Study and Healing Service, confirmation preparation, Habitat for Humanity, pastoral care” among many others. Presently the chaplain for Southern Ohio Lay Leadership Initiative, her other diocesan committees and commissions were evangelism, diaconate, budget, the National & World Mission Commissions and Examining

Chaplains. Her knitting ministry with the Ascension and Holy Trinity Episcopal Churchwomen made prayer shawls for the sick and shut-in. Top also performs ministerial duties for prisoners and the homeless. Mission trips to Nigeria, Alaska and El Salvador encompassed services such as evangelism, Vacation Bible School, delivering communion, baptizing babies, burying the dead and pastoral care. In Alaska she lived alone in a small cabin for six weeks

and experienced a ride on the Yukon River with one of the Native American residents of the small village. El Salvador was a mission trip with members of Ascension and Holy Trinity to learn the culture and how the indigenous people maintained their faith in the midst of many tragedies, such as a massive earthquake. Top had the privilege of blessing one of the houses to which Ascension presented money to rebuild. The Community of the Transfiguration

sent $1,200 in thanksgiving for her 12th year of ministry. Baptized at St. Simon of Cyrene in 1941, she prays for the continued opportunity to serve their congregation, preach, and live out the Gospel imperative. 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.

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LeCompte named officer of the year By Kelly McBride kmcbride@communitypress.com

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Warman said, "and in a way that shows the pride that all of our officers take in serving the residents of Glendale." Because the award recipient was kept secret until the March 5 village council meeting, Le-

Compte thought he was there to support the winner. "Thank you," said a surprised LeCompte. "It's an honor. "I look forward to serving for many more years." "Lt. LeCompte is a stabilizing force within the department," Warman said, "and can always be counted on to provide the necessary guidance in uncertain situations." For more about your community, visit www.Cincinnati.com/Glendale.

Wellness plan hikes Wyoming trail By Kelly McBride kmcbride@communitypress.com

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Police Chief Dave Warman, front center, presented Lt. Dave LeCompte, front left, with the Officer of the Year award during Glendale's village council meeting. Congratulating him were fellow officers, from left: back, Josh Hilling, Craig Walsh and Steve Keist; center, Steve Cordes and Pete Gruber; front right, Delow Williams. Officers Jerry Barnell and Tony Rox couldn't attend the meeting. KELLY MCBRIDE/THE

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Chief Dave Warman said in presenting the award. "On any given day, he may have to investigate a felony crime, teach a DARE class, work an auto accident, complete a report for a federal agency, write a newsletter article and provide supervisory guidance for one of his officers. "Then take an emergency phone call in the middle of the night," Warman said. Warman recounted a year of excellence. "During 2011, Lt. LeCompte's determined investigation led to the solving of a string of eight burglaries, which occurred in 2010. "During this past year, he also investigated and solved a significant elderly fraud case," Warman said. "During this investigation, his work with other agencies contributed to the suspect in this matter being charged with similar offenses in at least three other Ohio counties." He cited LeCompte's work organizing the police department's participation in special events, his will-

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Corral 2012 not the end of the world The Wyoming Corral Show has been an annual event since the 1940s. Despite this year’s theme, it should continue. In fact, the only thing that could ever close the show would be something like the end of the world, which happens to be this year’s show’s theme. “Corral 2012—The End of the World?” takes placeat 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 23 and 24, at the Wyoming Civic Center (corner of Springfield Pike and Worthington Avenue). This is well in advance of the Mayans’ predicted end of the world Dec. 21. Continuing something new from last year’s show, the renowned Empress Chili hot dogs, Bilog Cafe delicacies and Wyoming High School student Alex Felczan's cake pops are going to be available before and after the show. Corral, a combination of

Connor Blankenship performs at the 2011 Corral Show. PROVIDED “American Idol” and “Saturday Night Live,” features Wyomng High School students in musical acts and comedy skits. Since the show is not affiliated with the school, this gives the kids a chance to display their talents without having to try out, and to

speak their minds about what’s happening in school, Wyoming, the country and the world. With this being an election year, there is already plenty of material to spoof! Some of the musical acts are professional quality. 1996-1998 Corral alumnus Adam Ross is the guitar player for pop singer Rihanna. Others in the show have never held a microphone before. That’s what makes Corral so special. What makes it unique is that perhaps nowhere else is there a community (particularly as small as Wyoming) with an annual event like this, outside of school yet written and performed by students. Corral started as a dinnertheater, then was a fundraiser for high school dances. Today’s version has a stronger charity angle, with proceeds going to organizations including Wyoming Youth

Services Bureau, Wyoming School Music Association, and this year the “Yes For Wyoming” fund for the upcoming bond issue on the Middle School construction project. Tickets ($12 each) are now on sale, for the first time available online (please check out the public FaceBook Page, “Corral 2012The End of the World?" for details. Tickets will go on sale the week of the show. Look for senior producer Dick Behrman with his sandwich sign on Springfield Pike or in the Municipal pool/tennis courts parking lot next to Wyoming High School starting around 3 p.m. March 19-23. Or contact Behrman at (513) 607-2506 or wyomingcorral@gmail.com for information. Junior producers for the 2012 show are Wyoming High School seniors Matt Brown, Alexandra

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Shelly Cummins and her second- and third-grade students gaze over the home cake symbolizing her recent induction to the SorrentoÕs (Norwood) Softball Hall of Fame. Students include, from left: Drew Bronner, Alex Dougoud, Ian Church, Marrisa Nunlist, Faith Redwine, Daniel Noelcke, Jayden Bemmes, Zach Scholz, Veronica Werner, Mak Morgan, Mrs. Cummins, Aubrey Link, Julian Bemmes, Bella Gertz, Sydney Donathan, Jacob Kyler, Sara Kroeger, Tyler Link and Nora Bolender. THANKS TO

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A busy Catholic Schools Week Catholic Schools Week held great fun and surprises for Saints Peter and Paul Academy students and faculty. The week started Sunday with an open house which included tours from volunteer students, popcorn and delicious homemade cookies. Michelle White from Crystal Clear Science spent a morning with the students. Crystal Clear Science program is a “hands on" learning event. White is a former high school science teacher who recognized a need to present science in a manner that is Crystal Clear to students of all ages. Students enjoyed a very entertaining and educational school program which was followed by small group experiments for the various grade levels. The students completed experiments involving electricity, low pressure air systems, magnets, mass and volume, and tornados in a bottle. All these experiments were designed in a way that students could recreate them (inexpensively) to enhance their learning. Tuesday was Mass at Saint Peter and Chains Cathedral downtown. Saints Peter and Paul Academy was well represented and even had two pictures posted to Cincinnati.com website. Wednesday was the student vs. teacher volleyball game that ended with a tie so all students won an out of uniform day for Thursday (which they truly love). Everyone had fun playing, rooting and cheering. On Friday Shelly Cummins,

Bunger-Pool, Andy Dickson, Adam Hoffman, Laura Cress, Jacob Levy, Alex Mangas, Jack Meier, Brandon Weiss, Jainie Winter and Patty Williams. In addition to Behrman, assisting the cast are senior producers John Fox, Lisa Rosenthal and Margaret Eldredge, and on the tech crew side former Wyoming High School students D.J. Owens and Rick Smith. It’s Rick’s dad who has the most Corral experience. Richard “Smittie” Smith has been associated with the Corral Show for more than 50 years on the technical side. Many from his crew have gone on to careers in audio and video sound and lighting. Smittie is of course involved in this year’s show. If he ever retires, that could actually signal the end of the world.

» Margaret Ruddy of Wyoming was named to the dean’s list at DePaul University for the fall quarter. » Brian Liann Clough of Cincinnati was named to the dean’s list at Clemson University for the fall semester. Clough is majoring in mechanical engineering. » Allen Scheie, a sophomore applied physics major at Grove City College, was named to the fall semester dean’s list. Scheie is a 2010 homeschool graduate and is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Andrew Scheie. » Tara Lynch was named to the dean’s list at Fairfield University for the fall semester. » Erin Mott was named to the Marian University dean’s list during the fall 2011 semester. » Kristen Carter of Wyoming was named to the fall semester dean’s list at Carson-Newman College. » Michelle Johnson and Aaron Kaufman, both of Sharonville, were named to the fall semester dean’s list at Boston University. » Samuel Heaton of Springdale and Gregory Finger of Sharonville made the dean’s list for the fall semester at Georgetown College. Heaton is the son of Daniel and Nancy Heaton of Springdale. FInger is the son of Jeffrey and Maureen Finger of Sharonville.

Graduates

Elizabeth Jane Galloway Zoller of Wyoming graduated cum laude from Miami University during fall commencement, receiving a bachelor of science in education degree.

President’s list

Rachel Suzanne Smith of Wyoming was named to the president’s list at Miami University for the first semester of the 2011-2012 school year. The president’s list honors students who have achieved a 4.0 GPA.

Awards

Michelle White from Crystal Clear Science is closing a circuit by holding hands which resulted in them lighting a light bulb. Students are, from left: Chas Scholz, Lee Raver, Abbie Scholz and Eva Donsante. THANKS TO SHEILA COX

the second- and third-grade teacher, was honored for her induction into the Cincinnati Softball Hall of Fame. Ralph DeLuca from Sorrento’s Pizza in Norwood (where the Hall of Fame originated) was there to recap her achievements and honor her along with her parents and husband. Joyce Knizner, the school’s baking grandmother, was there with a beautiful cake and cupcakes for all. She even signed autographs for students. To finish the week all of our student basketball teams won all their games to start the tournament.

» Lissa Amin of Sharonville received a Spring 2012 Undergraduate Research Award from Miami University. The award provides support for student research and creative projects. Amin will work with Leonard Smart, professor of psychology on the project, “Effects of Field of View on Postural Regulation.” » Kathryn Hasselfeld, a zoology major, is the recipient of a Spring 2012 Undergraduate Research Award from Miami University. Hasselfeld worked with fellow students Sarah Blaha and Kathrine Lindauer, with Phyllis Callahan and James Janik, professor of zoology on the project Interaction of Prolactin and the Hypothalamic-Pituitary Adrenal (HPA) Axis during Stress in Male Mice.

Memberships

Donny Feiertag , Taylor Schmidt and Abbie Scholz enter Saint Peter and Chains Church for Mass representing Saints Peter and Paul Academy. THANKS TO SHEILA COX

Nellie Cronin is a member of Accent PR at Ashland University. She is a 2011 graduate of Mount Notre Dame High School. Accent PR provides its members with real workd experience as members become involved with local businesses and strive to represent them in the best possible light, as they draw from knowledge from the classroom as well as their own creativity skills.


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Crusaders bow out in regionals By Scott Springer sspringer@communitypress.com

CINCINNATI — As coach Carl Kremer had warned, an early Moeller win over Middletown, 5538 on Dec. 23 meant little on March 14. Fresh off a win over Princeton in Dayton, the Middies came to Xavier’s Cintas Center, took the lead from Moeller in the second half and won their regional semifinal game 41-37. The loss ended the Crusaders’ season at 21-4. Moeller lost to Hialeah (Fla.), a state champion, La Salle (a defending state champion) twice, and the Middies. “I tip my hat to them,” Kremer said. “They played a smart game. He (Josh Andrews) did an excellent coaching job.” Kremer just celebrated his 400th win last month. His counterpart Andrews won his

100th by beating Moeller and is not even 30 years old yet. “We actually knew they were going to be a lot more conservative defensively and stay in the lane,” Kremer said. Despite the strategy, Moeller had a 12-4 first quarter lead that quickly became 18-6. Then Geovonie McKnight and Jalin Marshall of the Middies started whittling away. By halftime the lead was just 20-15 and the game was quickly tied in the third quarter as Middletown legend Jerry Lucas watched in the stands near the Middies bench. “They had some guys make some tough shots and kind of get back in,” Kremer said. “They got a couple in transition that bothered us and got them back in the game. We got tentative.” Tentative is usually not how a Moeller team plays, but the un-

certainty on this night led to a12-4 third quarter for Middletown and the eventual victory. In the fourth quarter, Moeller was forced to foul. They often picked on 6-6 center Chance Sorrell of the Middies. Whatever flaws Sorrell had from the charity stripe were missing. “We were aware of his freethrow shooting,” Kremer said. “We made the decision before the game that if they had the lead late, we were going to put him on the line. He was shooting 20 percent. I told him after the game that was a heck of a job in a pressure situation.” The toughest part of any postseason loss for a coach is the finality of the game for the veteran players. Eight Moeller seniors hung up their prep sneakers after the Middletown game. “This is a great group of sen-

Moeller's Josh Davenport scores during the Crusaders’ regional semifinal at Cintas Center March 14. Davenport led Moeller with 14 points, but Middletown upset the Crusaders 41-37. TONY TRIBBLE FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

iors,” Kremer said. “It’s just so hard to say goodbye to them. I feel bad for them. (Tony) Sabato, (Ben) Galemmo and (Alex) Voss have been such unbelievable players. They made regionals all three years on varsity.” Watkins and Davenport will be seniors next season, while Hawkins will be a junior. Also seeing tournament playing time for Moeller was 6-6 junior Patrick Wrencher and 6-8 freshman Nate Fowler, while sophomore Grant Benzinger was among those dressing varsity who should be in the 2012-13 mix.

Spartan run comes to an end By Tom Skeen tskeen@communitypress.com

Senior captain Austin Hughes (helmet off) speaks with teammates during a Cowboys' scrimmage at Mariemont March 13. Hughes will play collegiately at Endicott College near Boston. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

STICKS RETURN

Wyoming girls, boys lacrosse springs up

“Our goalkeeper is a freshman, but this is his primary sport,” Hughes said. “He’s been playing summer lacrosse, I coach him there on a travel team. Hudson Rogers and John Hughes (no relation) also played for the Royals (summer team).” The Cowboys jump right into the frying pan on their schedule, opening with Mariemont at home on March 23.

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WYOMING — Keith Hughes may be the only Wyoming High School coach who looks the “Cowboy” part as he traditionally sports a leather western hat while prowling the lacrosse sidelines. Just as the players wear helmets and pads, the hat is part of the coach’s uniform. “It’s my lucky hat,” Hughes said. “I started the program in 2005, so I’ve been wearing it for seven years. I got it in El Paso - actually Juarez, Mexico. We traveled around the country before we moved to Wyoming.” The Cowboys compete in Division II lacrosse and in the Cincinnati Hills League as one of only three teams that play the sport. Indian Hill and Mariemont are the others and both schools have won state championships. Last season, Wyoming was 12-8 overall, 6-6 in their Southwest district league. “We’re a young team,” coach Keith Hughes said. “We’ve got eight seniors and out of those eight, six of those have a lot of playing experience. We only have a couple of

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Freshman midfielder John Hughes looks to sling a pass in a scrimmage with Indian Hill March 13. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS juniors and we have a lot of sophomores and expect a lot out of them this year.” Most of Wyoming’s stick men have suited up before in this continually growing sport, but not all. “It’s a mix,” Hughes said. “Out of 37 players, we probably have 30 with prior experience.” Among those are Austin Hughes, Larson Graham and Travis Courtney; Wyoming’s captains. Austin Hughes, an attacker and son of the coach, will take his stick skills to the northeast next season. “Austin’s been accepted and will be playing at Endicott College outside of Boston,” Hughes said. “It’s a top 20 Division III school. He’s the only one that’s playing in college at this point.”

Rather than watch one son in college, Hughes will continue to coach another one through the Cowboy program. “I’ve got another son, a junior, Conner,” Hughes said. “I’m going to keep coaching for at least a couple of more years.” As with many Wyoming sports, Hughes has a roster of players that participate in other activities at the school. Specialization in the CHL is a rarity. “We have a couple that played basketball and a couple that wrestled,” Hughes said. “Some kids, this is their only sport, but most play more than one sport.” One of the few exceptions is this year’s Wyoming goalie, Frank Barzizza.

It’s the fifth season for the Wyoming girls lacrosse program and the fifth season for head coach Anne Murphy. Last year, the Cowboys were 411. This year, Murphy expects more. “With 10 talented seniors and the addition of five experienced freshman to the varsity team, we expect to finish the Ohio Division II South division at least four places higher than last year,” Murphy said by email. Wyoming’s top returning players are their three captains: Senior Laura Cress, senior Elena Miller and junior Carly Levick. Junior Mary Jane Fischer and sophomore Marta Stewart are also returning starters for Murphy. The Cowboys open the season March 24 at Kings. Their first home match is March 29 against the Springboro club team.

While their season has come to an end, the Roger Bacon Spartans reached heights nobody believed they could this season. The 17-9 Spartans went down in the regional finals 54-44, to the Summit Country Day Silver Knights. It was their second consecutive trip to the regional finals. The Spartans - who returned just one varsity player - cut a 12-point lead to three before the Silver Knights pulled away for the victory. It’s fitting the young team was led by a sophomore Austin Frentsos - with 16 points and Carlas Jackson added 12. The Silver Knights went 14-of-16 from the free-throw line in the final four minutes, which impressed coach Brian Neal. “They played with a lot of poise, and we didn’t,” he told Gannett News Services. “We tried. We got a steal and had a chance to cut it to two and gave it right back, and they bumped it up to six,” Neal told Gannett News Services. “You have to give credit to their guards. They controlled the pace. Every other team we’ve played in the tournament has cracked. They didn’t.” Before bowing out to Summit, Neal picked up his 100th career victory in a comeback effort over Columbus Academy 58-52 in the regional semifinal. “I’m glad I didn’t have to wait until next year,” the seventh-year coach said. Jackson led the Spartans with 20 points, while Frentsos added 12. Bacon trailed 20-9 early in the second quarter, mostly due to Academy’s height advantage, but Neal’s gameplan of making the Vikings play 94 feet wore them down and the Spartans knotted the game at 38 early in fourth. From there, Bacon never relinquished the lead to reach the regional finals for the second consecutive season.


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Reds host 25-game showcase By James Weber jweber@nky.com

Showcase events are commonplace in football and basketball. Similar events for baseball are harder to come by, butthatischanginginanambitious way this season. The inaugural Reds Futures High School Showcase presented by PNC will take place March 24 through April 2. Fifty teams from Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky will take part in a 25-game extravaganza at local ballparks. The weeklong affairleadsuptothelastpreseason game for the Cincinnati Reds, the Reds vs. FuturesSpringShowcaseApril 3 at Great American Ball

Park. Players from the 50 participating teams will be invited to join the Reds players on the field during pregame festivities. The event is meant to be comparable to the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown, the opening-week football series in the fall. “It’s great to finally be able to stage an event like this for high school baseball in this area,” said Tom Gamble, president of In-Game Sports, which is managing theeventfortheReds.“Ifwe can get close to where the Skyline Chili showdown is with football, we will really be on to something.” Many of the area’s top baseball facilities will be spotlighted, including Mid-

hooking up from March 2628 at Prasco Park. Tickets for all 25 games are $5. Each ticket purchased includes a voucher that is good for a future Reds game along with a coupon for a free Skyline Chili cheese coney, while supplies last at participating schools. Advance tickets can be purchased at participating schools beginning March 14 and also will be available on game days at the gate.

land Field in Clermont County, Prasco Park in Mason, Simon Kenton High School in Independence, and the University of Cincinnati’s Marge Schott Field. “Adding this high school showcase ties yet another generation of baseball players to this celebration of our city’s rich baseball heritage,” said Phil Castellini, Redschiefoperatingofficer. “We’ve done a lot with Knothole and other youth programs and we’re proud to be affiliated with this.” Most of the games are league matchups or natural rivalries, highlighted by a Greater Catholic League doubleheader at UC March 28, and 10 teams from the Greater Miami Conference

Park) Monday, March 26 Lakota West vs. Mason, 4 p.m.; Lakota East vs. Hamilton, 6:30 p.m. (both at Prasco Park) Tuesday, March 27 Oak Hills vs. Princeton, 4 p.m.; Cincinnati Christian vs. Indian Hill, 6:30 p.m. (both at Prasco Park) Wednesday, March 28 Prasco Park: Colerain vs. Fairfield, 4 p.m.; Middletown vs. Sycamore, 6:30 p.m. UC: Elder vs. Moeller, 4 p.m.; La Salle vs. St. Xavier, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29 Midland: Glen Este vs. Loveland, 4:30 p.m.; Hamilton Badin vs. Kings, 4:30 p.m. Harrison: Roger Bacon

The full schedule:

Saturday, March 24 Turpin vs. Western Hills, Noon (Western Hills High School); Madeira vs. Shroder, 2 p.m. (Roselawn Park); Clark Montessori vs. Walnut Hills, 4:30 p.m. (Roselawn

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The St. Bartholomew fourth grade girls volleyball team wins its second consecutive McAuley Tournament Championship recently. They won it last year as third-graders as well. Kneeling in front is Sydney Evans. In front, from left, are Grace Baugh, Megan Miller, Leah McCall, Elizabeth Yauss, Elizabeth Horn and Katy Goyette. In back are Coach Jen Nickell, Lindsay Ballinger, Olivia Berry, Taylor Yox, Elissa McCord, Jillian Leonard and Coach Roger Yauss

vs. Summit, 4:30 p.m.; Harrison vs. Norwood, 7 p.m. Friday, March 30 Midland: Bethel-Tate vs. Goshen, 4:30 p.m.; Clermont Northeastern vs. Western Brown, 7 p.m. Saturday, March 31 Midland: Anderson vs. McNicholas, 11 a.m.; North College Hill vs. Reading, 2 p.m. Holmesvs.HolyCross,11 a.m. at Meinken Field. Monday, April 2 Edgewood at Ross, 4:30 p.m. Simon Kenton High School: Boone County vs. Conner, Noon; Dixie Heights vs. Scott, 2:30 p.m.; Covington Catholic vs. Simon Kenton, 5 p.m.; Campbell County vs. Cooper, 7:30 p.m.

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A rebirth for athletes and America My favorite two minutes on Super Bowl Sunday were Chrysler’s “It’s Halftime in America” commercial. I will admit I tune into the NFL’s Super Bowl as much, if not more, to see what advertisers roll out as how the two teams for the sport’s top prize perform. Eighty-one year old Academy Award-winning actor/director Clint Eastwood narrates the ad. “People are out of work and they’re hurting. And they’re all wondering what they’re gonna do to make a comeback ... The people of Detroit know a little something about this. They almost lost everything. But we all pulled together. Now the Motor City is fighting again.” How inspirational. How patriotic. A soaring message of American resilience.

Political consultant Karl Rove and other Republicans heard a different message - a defense of President Obama’s bailout of the U.S. auto makers. Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Richard Romney famSchwab COMMUNITY PRESS ously remarked that GUEST COLUMNIST Detroit and its auto industry should have been allowed to go bankrupt. With the revival of Detroit’s car makers, Romney seems almost disappointed. In fact, by attacking “It’s Halftime in America,” Republicans risk looking like they want America to lose.

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

“I have used Macintosh Computers since 1986 and have long since lost track of how many I have owned. I presently have a MacBook Pro with a 15" screen. I can't see how I would use an iPad. I do not like touch screen keyboards and find the screen too small for everyday use. The on-board storage is too small to accommodate my 42 GB picture library (25,000 pictures). It is probably great for surfing the web email and picture browsing, but I don't see it as my main computer. I prefer a camera with ultra-zoom capability. I would rather have one computer that I can use for everything than ride herd on what is stored on two or three.” F.S.D. “I doubt that I would purchase an iPad, although my wife has one and she is crazy about it. After 32 years of marriage I think if it came down to a choice between her iPad and me I would lose!” R.W.J. “I'm not sure. Until recently I've resisted the pricey electronic gadgets preferring the old-fashioned methods. “However as I see friends and relatives, especially the younger ones, use these devices I am tempted to try them. As the prices comes down and I see ways they can help me, I just might make the plunge sooner rather than later.” R.V. “I hate to sound like an old coot, but I cannot think of a single aspect of my life that would be enriched by having an iPad. I'm in my mid-70s, and only have a cell phone so that my daughter and wife can reach me if I'm out. “Here's one reason why I'm not crazy about new phone technology: Several months ago, my wife got a new and fancier cell phone, and is still learning how to use it. Last night at midnight, I heard this crazy music playing somewhere, and tracked it down to her cell phone, but it stopped. It happened again twice, and it woke her up, and I handed it to her. It turned out to be an alarm,

NEXT QUESTION Should the U.S. release some of its oil reserves to keep the price of gasoline down and help the economic recovery? Why or why not? Every week Tri-County Press asks readers a question they can reply to via email. Send your answers to tricountypress@communitypress.com with Chatroom in the subject line.

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

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Karl Rove indicated he was “offended” by Eastwood’s ad. Rove accused Chrysler of making the ad to pay off a debt it owed to the Obama administration for bailing out car makers. How cynical. Chrysler denied such an intention. Chrysler’s CEO denied the company had any intention of playing politics. An Obama spokesman said the administration had no role in the ad. Clint Eastwood (former Republican Mayor of Carmel, California and well known for being apolitical) released a statement denying any political motives. An Eastwood associate said, “He (Eastwood) hopes the discussion goes back to the original intent of the ad, which was to inspire people to take pride in their country.” America is staging a comeback, just like the U.S. auto

industry. “It’s Halftime in America” suggests the Detroit comeback will come true for the entire country. Eastwood tells us, “This country can’t be knocked out with one punch. We get right back up again. And when we do, the world is going to hear the roar of our engines...Yeah, it’s halftime, America. And our second half is about to begin.” Unlike many of my “Toyota Republican” acquaintances, I take great pride in owning a 2011 Chrysler Jeep Patriot. Playing a part in Detroit’s rebirth “makes my day.” Richard O. Schwab was formerly associate head of school, and middle school head, Cincinnati Country Day School. He is currently neighborhood team leader, Glendale Organizing For America Community Team (www.gofact.blogspot.com)

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Repeal of death penalty is challenging decision I thought practicing law was challenging. As an attorney, I’ve held my clients’ lives in my hands: my work, my effort, my skills could affect my clients’ livelihood, custody of children, even liberty. Right now, a bill in the Ohio House is every bit as challenging. House Bill 160 would eliminate the death penalty in Ohio. This would be an enormous change in policy for Ohio. The Criminal Justice Committee, of which I am a member, has held two hearings on the bill. Ohio Supreme Court Justice Paul Pfeifer testified before the committee. In 1981, Justice Pfeifer – then a state legislator –introduced the legislation to create the death penalty. Now he advocates for its repeal. Others are weighing in. The Ohio Supreme Court has convened a year-long task force to examine the fairness of how the death penalty is applied in Ohio, and the Ohio public defender suggests we wait for the results of this task force before we move on the bill. We’ve also heard from religious

leaders, defense attorneys and former death row inmates. As a part of our study, our committee toured death row at the Chillicothe Correctional Institution. Death row houses 134 inmates in a building that is segregated from the other 2500 inmates at the prison. Connie Pillich Now, I’ve COMMUNITY PRESS visited clients in GUEST COLUMNIST the county jail downtown many times with my work for the public defender. Lockup doesn’t faze me. But death is different. We passed the tall fences, razor wire, and security to enter the 88-year old facility. I examined the small, vacant cells in the visitation area. We looked through security barriers into cell block B and saw a few of the men sweeping and mopping as part of their work detail. The staff was solemn and professional. I thought about the murder victims and the horrendous ordeals

they’d gone through at the hands of these men who were just a few yards away from me. I thought about the families who continue to suffer and miss their loved ones. I thought about the power of the state to execute someone. I thought about the wrongful convictions that were later overturned when new physical evidence cleared the defendant’s name. This is indeed a weighty measure. When we left the facility, the waiting room was full of parents, children and other family members. Bills such as these reinforce how important it is for legislators to thoughtfully consider the proposals pending in the Ohio legislature. At a time when our political world seems so volatile, I appreciate that my committee chair endorses such careful deliberation. State Rep. Connie Pillich serves on the Criminal Justice Committe, the Veterans Affairs Committee, where she is the ranking minority member, and the Financial Institutions, Housing, & Urban Development Committee.

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

professionals, firefighters, electro-mechanical maintenance technicians, plumbers, medical office staff, and others got their start at Great Oaks. We must continue to close the education gap. One way to do so is to ensure that there’s a direct link Robin White between educaCOMMUNITY PRESS tional instituGUEST COLUMNIST tions and employers for the benefit of students. Great Oaks recently made a connection with Chris Hamm of Altimet, a brand-new aluminum processing facility in Batavia. We discussed their need for employees as they become established and continue to grow, and he expressed a desire to help our students develop skills that will make them successful in the

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future. We’re excited to work with Altimet, and it’s one of hundreds of partnerships Great Oaks has with area businesses – from auto body shops to corporate offices to advertising agencies to beauty salons to manufacturing plants; and the list goes on. Each of those partnerships is designed to give our students real-world experience and a connection to future careers, while providing area employers with the chance to meet and mentor talented young people. That connection with business also ensures that the right training is available when needed. Great Oaks must anticipate and meet the demand; that’s why we’ve recently begun high school programs like biotechnology and lodging management, and adult programs like dental assisting and plumbing. Robin White is president/CEO of the Great Oaks Career Campuses.

Tri-County Press Editor Dick Maloney rmaloney@communitypress.com, 248-7134 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.


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

Zoo’s lecture series features scientists Lions and cougars and monkeys, oh my! The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens' 20th annual Barrows Conservation Lecture Series begins tonight. Once again, the lecture series will feature a lineup of internationally acclaimed scientists, explorers and conservationists – including Sharon Matola, recipient of the 2012 Cincinnati Zoo Wildlife Conservation Award. Since 1993, the series has brought a slate of esteemed naturalists and scientists to Cincinnati to address wildlife issues and global conservation efforts. Opening the series tonight, March 21, at 7 p.m., is Dr. Amy Dickman, who will present, “Money, Myths, and Man-eaters: Resolving Human-Darnivore Donflict in Tanzania’s Ruaha Landscape.” A senior research fellow at WildCRU, Oxford University, and an award-winning conservationist, Dickman has more than 13 years of experience working with large carnivores, including lions and cheetahs. Her current research focuses on carnivore ecology and conservation in Tanzania’s Ruaha landscape where human-carnivore conflict is a critical conservation issue. Dickman will discuss the implementation of innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to long-term conservation success. On Wednesday, April 25, 7 p.m., Sharon Negri, will present, “Why Cougars Matter: An Ecological and Cultural Perspective.” Dedicated to protecting wildlife and wild places, Negri founded the Mountain Lion Foundation in 1986 and served as its director until 1990. Today, she directs WildFutures, a non-profit organization that works to bridge the gap be-

tween science and conservation, and promotes an understanding of large carnivores through education and community involvement. Negri was instrumental in the passage of the California Wildlife Protection Act of 1990, co-edited the book, “Cougar Ecology and Conservation,” and coproduced the award-winning film, “On Nature’s Terms: People and Predators Coexisting in Harmony.” On Wednesday, May 9, at 7 p.m., Dr. Shirley Strum, will present, “Darwin’s Monkey: Smart, Sophisticated, and Adaptable.” Strum, a professor of anthropology at the University of California, has studied baboons in Kenya for more than 40 years through the Uaso Ngiro Baboon Project (UNBP). Her long-term research has revealed how baboons use intelligence, flexibility, and social skills to manage their complex world. This adaptability is the key to their success. Strum will explain how understanding baboon behavior helped create innovative conservation and management techniques. On Wednesday, May 23, at 7 p.m., Sharon Matola, will present, “Thinking (and Playing) Outt of the Box: Conservation Strategies That Rock!” If you really want an audience to embrace biodiversity conservation, Matola, founding director of the Belize Zoo, and recipient of the 2012 Cincinnati Zoo Wildlife Conservation Award, believes that you need to engage people in fun and creative ways. Highly successful, Matola’s innovative techniques have made a significant impact throughout Belize. During her presentation, Matola discusses her creative planning process and shares some of

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

Amy Dickman with a detection dog will be a speaker in the Barrows Conservation Lecture Series at the Cincinnati Zoo on Mach 21. PROVIDED. her fun and engaging techniques. All Barrows Conservation Lectures will be held in the Cincinnati Zoo’s Frisch’s Theater in the Harold C. Schott Education Center. All lectures begin promptly at 7 p.m. WGUC 90.9 is the media partner for the 2012 series and the Hilton Hotel Group is the hotel partner. The Barrows Conservation Lecture Series is made possible

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

by the ongoing support of the family of Winifred & Emil Barrows. Tickets: Zoo members/volunteers $10 single, zoo members/volunteers $38 series, non-zoo members $12 single, non-zoo members $46 series. For more information call 513487-3318 and to purchase tickets call (513) 559-7767 or for online purchases please visit www.cincinnatizoo.org.


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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, MARCH 22 Civic Hamilton County Park District Board of Park Commissioners Meeting, 1 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Free. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township.

Amy: A conversation with Amy Dickinson." Dickinson writes syndicated newspaper advice column, "Ask Amy." Her column appears in over 100 newspapers. Benefits Montgomery Woman’s Club. $40. Presented by Montgomery Woman’s Club Inc. 6841632; www.eventbrite.com/ event/1646686283. Montgomery.

Education

Music - Benefits

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

Glenn Miller Orchestra, 7-10 p.m., Blue Ash Golf Course, 4040 Cooper Road, Cooper Creek Event Center. Cash bar, dancing and big band music. Benefits WMKV-FM (89.3). $45 for two concerts, $25. Presented by WMKV 89.3 FM. 782-2427; www.wmkvfm.org. Blue Ash.

Exhibits First Ladies of Fashion Exhibit, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, 11450 Lebanon Road, Featuring 14 gowns on loan from Frankenmuth Historical Association, exhibit has been traveling country to give viewers more insight into the lives of former First Ladies. Exhibit continues through June 17. $2. 563-9484; www.heritagevillagecincinnati.org. Sharonville.

Films Can U Feel It, 8 p.m., Springdale 18: Cinema de Lux, 12064 Springfield Pike, In-depth look into the world’s premiere electronic dance music event featuring some of today’s top artists. Audiences are taken behind the scenes with artists as they explain their passion turned profession for electronic music. Audiences will also get exclusive access to special red carpet interviews, fan reactions, celebrity appearances and more, captured live the the previous day from Bayfront Park Amphitheater in downtown Miami. $13.50; plus fees. Presented by Fathom Events. 699-1500; www.fathomevents.com. Springdale.

Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Walgreens Evendale, 3105 Glendale Milford Road, Fifteen-minute screening. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Evendale.

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

Lectures Town Hall Lecture Series, 11 a.m.-noon, Montgomery Assembly of God, 7950 Pfeiffer Road, Amy Dickinson presents "Ask

985-0900; www.trihealthpavilion.com. Montgomery.

Exhibits

FRIDAY, MARCH 23 Dining Events Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, 177 Siebenthaler Ave., Entree choices are hand-battered fried fish, baked fish, shrimp or shrimp fettuccine, with your choice of coleslaw or applesauce, macaroni and cheese or French fries, green beans, drink and selection of desserts. Chil-

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

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dren’s meal entree choices are pizza, fish nuggets, mozzarella cheese sticks, spaghetti/sauce or shrimp with your choice of coleslaw or applesauce, macaroni and cheese or French fries, green beans, drink and dessert. Dine in or carryout. $8 adult meal, $5 children’s meal. 7330614. Reading. Hartzell United Methodist Church Lenten Fish Fry, 4-7 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, 8999 Applewood Drive, All-you-can-eat fried cod dinner with sides, beverages and desserts. Also, grilled chicken breast, shrimp, shrimp basket and cheese pizza dinners with sides, beverages and desserts. Carryout menu is a 3-piece fish sandwich. $9, $5 carryout only, $4 ages 5-10, free ages 3 and under. 891-8527. Blue Ash. Boy Scout Triple Nickel Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m., St. Gertrude School, 6543 Miami Ave., Cafeteria. Eat in or carryout. Dinner includes choice of fish, fish sandwich, or cheese pizza; with fries or macaroni and cheese; and coleslaw or apple sauce; a beverage and dessert. Family friendly. $7, $5 children. Presented by Boy Scout Troop 555. 652-3477. Madeira.

Drink Tastings Wine Tasting, 5-7 p.m., Wyoming Wines, 1208 Springfield Pike, Carefully selected flight of five wines in tasting room. Taste one or all five, most are just $1 per pour. 761-9463; www.wyomingwinesonline.com. Wyoming.

Exhibits First Ladies of Fashion Exhibit, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, $2. 563-9484; www.heritagevillagecincinnati.org. Sharonville.

Health / Wellness

Heritage Village Museum is home to the "First Ladies of Fashion" exhibit now through June 17. The exhibit will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesdays through Saturdays, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $2 for adults, and $1 for children ages 5 to 11. Children 4 and younger are free. Admision is free for museum members. Call 563-9484 for more information. Pictured is a reproduction gown of First Lady, Sarah Polk. THANKS TO RICHELLE GREGG

Scenes from Love’s Cafe, 1-3 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church ELCA, $12.50. Reservations required. 821-0987. Reading.

Music - Jazz

Recreation

Motherless Daughters Support Group, 7-8:30 p.m., Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Road, For adult women who have lost or miss nurturing care of their mother. Free. Presented by Motherless Daughters Ministry. 489-0892. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Family friendly. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Book discussion group. Open to everyone who desires healthy loving relationships. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 673-0174. Blue Ash.

On Stage - Theater

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

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

Ryan Stout, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, College and Military Night, $4. Reservations required. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

Support Groups

Home & Garden

Music - Blues

On Stage - Comedy

Young Professionals Open Gym, 7-10 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Full-court basketball games for men. $15. Through May 27. 985-0900. Montgomery.

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

Hunger Games Day, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sharonville Branch Library, 10980 Thornview Drive, Brush up on your tribute skills to celebrate the opening of “The Hunger Games†movie. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6049; www.cincinnatilibrary.org. Sharonville.

Wild Weather, 10:45 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Glenwood Gardens, 10623 Springfield Pike, Highfield Discovery Garden. Weather dependent. Call 771-8733. $2. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Woodlawn.

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

Lectures Photography Travel Series, 7:30 p.m., Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, "Trip to Cuba Today" with Neal Jefferies. Free, vehicle permit required. Present-

ed by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Sharonville.

Music - Acoustic Acoustik Buca, 7:30 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, 247-9933. Montgomery. Bob Cushing, 7:30 p.m., Meritage Restaurant, 1140 Congress Ave., 376-8134; www.meritagecincy.com. Glendale.

Nature Wild Weather, 10:45 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Glenwood Gardens, $2. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Woodlawn.

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

On Stage - Theater Scenes from Love’s Cafe, 7-9 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church ELCA, 106 Maple St., Dinner theater. In 1942, Henry and Mavis Love sold everything to open Love’s Cafe in a small Southern town. The play follows their heart-warming story for the next 40 years. Family friendly. $12.50. Reservations required. Presented by St. Paul Players. Through March 25. 821-0987. Reading.

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

SATURDAY, MARCH 24 Drink Tastings Wine Tasting, 5-7 p.m., Wyoming Wines, 761-9463; www.wyomingwinesonline.com. Wyoming.

Exercise Classes Big John’s Zumba Hour, 11 a.m.-noon, Holiday Inn Cincinnati I-275 North, 3855 Hauck Road, Ballroom. $5. 907-3512. Sharonville. TRX Bootcamp, 9:15-10:15 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Designed for the intermediate to advanced exerciser. Total body workout, bootcamp style. $6-$15. Registration required.

On Stage - Comedy

First Ladies of Fashion Exhibit, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, $2. 563-9484; www.heritagevillagecincinnati.org. Sharonville.

Literary - Libraries

Nature

Woodlawn.

Alumni Appreciation Reception and Concert, 6:30-9:30 p.m., UC Blue Ash College, 9555 Plainfield Road, Special reception in library followed by concert featuring music by Down in Brazil at 8 p.m. in Muntz Auditorium. Family friendly. $12.50. Reservations required. 936-1577; www.ucblueash.edu/alumni. Blue Ash. Chris Comer Trio, 7-11 p.m., The Iron Horse, 40 Village Square, Free. 772-3333; www.ironhorseinn.com. Glendale.

Nature Wild Weather, 10:45 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Glenwood Gardens, $2. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Woodlawn. Wild in the City, 2 p.m., Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharon Centre. Visitors can learn about the residents of the "urban jungle" and meet some of the neighbors. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Sharonville.

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

On Stage - Theater Scenes from Love’s Cafe, 6-8 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church ELCA, $12.50. Reservations required. 821-0987. Reading.

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

Shopping Shop and Swap, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harry Whiting Brown Community House, 205 E. Sharon Ave., Gently used baby and children’s clothing and gear, toys and maternity clothes for sale. Free. 771-0333. Glendale.

SUNDAY, MARCH 25 Exhibits First Ladies of Fashion Exhibit, 1-5 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, $2. 563-9484; www.heritagevillagecincinnati.org. Sharonville.

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

Nature Wild Weather, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Glenwood Gardens, $2. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org.

Recreation Young Professionals Open Gym, 7-10 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15. 985-0900. Montgomery. Fit-Fun Day at the J, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Adult Triathlon, Men’s 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, Kids DJ party, spinning class, reformer demos, movie, lunch and more. Price varies for different activites. Registration recommended. 761-7500; www.jointhej.org. Amberley Village.

Runs/Walks World Down Syndrome Day 5K Walk/Run, 10 a.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. All participants receive T-shirt. Benefits Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati. $20, $150 for group of 10. Presented by Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati. 535-9647; www.dsagc.com. Springfield Township.

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

Exercise Classes Pilates Plus, 6:50-7:50 p.m., Springdale Community Center, 11999 Lawnview Ave., Unique system of strengthening and stretching exercises through slow, mindful and purposeful movements. $5. Presented by Springdale Parks and Recreation. 346-3910. Springdale.

Health / Wellness More Brain Power II, Noon-1 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Pam Baird discusses even more ways to createnew pathways in the brain. Free. 9850900; www.trihealthpavilion.com. Montgomery.

Karaoke and Open Mic Acoustic Open Mic, 7-10 p.m., Shady O’Grady’s Pub, 9443 Loveland-Madeira Road, Hosted by Bob Cushing. 791-2753. Symmes Township.

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

TUESDAY, MARCH 27 Lectures What It Means to be a Libertarian, 7-8:30 p.m., Glendale Lyceum, 865 Congress Ave., Aaron Keith Harris, communications director for the Libertarian Party of Ohio, gives the facts. Free. Presented by Empower U Ohio. 250-4116; empoweruohio.org. Glendale.

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

Recreation Young Professionals Open Gym, 7-10 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15. 985-0900. Montgomery.


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

Silk tie eggs

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

Marbled eggs

I love these! Fill cup with 1 tablespoon each of white vinegar, canola oil and dye of choice. Fill cup with warm water (enough to cover egg). Stir and quickly drop egg into water, then quickly remove. Dry egg with paper towel.

Rotisserie-style roasted chicken at home The lady didn’t leave her name, but wanted to make roasted chicken that comes close to the rotisserie chickens from the grocery and restaurants. Here’s one from a “loyal reader” who says to be sure to follow roasting directions. “That’s what gives the somewhat sticky, dark roasted, skin which is delicious on it’s own,” she said. If you make roasted chicken for Passover, this may be a nice one to try. Mix together and divide in half:

Fireside Pizza's wood-fired oven is moved away from the wooden structure during operation. PROVIDED

Fireside Pizza baking again after shutdown Martha Stewart's silk tie Easter eggs use real silk. Try looking for ties at a secondhand store. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

1 generous tablespoon salt 1 teaspoon white pepper ½ teaspoon each: black pepper and cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon each: onion powder and garlic powder 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves 2 teaspoons sweet paprika ½ teaspoon dried oregano 2 medium onions, cut in large chunks 2 plump chickens, approximately 4 lbs. each

Remove giblets from chickens (save for another use). Rub each chicken inside and out with half of herb mixture. Put 1 onion into the cavity of each chicken. Put in large plastic bag. Refrigerate overnight, or at least 8 hours. Preheat oven to 250. Put chickens in roasting pan. If you like, add a little chicken broth or dry white wine around the bottom of the chickens. Bake 3½ to 5 hours, uncovered, until thigh registers 180 degrees or juices run clear when poked with a fork. Enjoy!

Can you help? O’Charley’s caramel pie. From a reader who said this pie was amazing. “I love to cook and love to try your recipe’s each week. I wanted to find out if you can re-create this caramel pie so I can make it at home. It was very rich and had a whipped cream topping top with a graham cracker crust.” Sauerbraten like Ron’s Roost. Sauce for rotisserie chicken similar to Boston Market, for Jean Verkamp. Wiedemann’s bakery shop crescent nut cookie. “The shop closed and this cookie was only available at Christmas.”

By Kelly McBride kmcbride@communitypress.com

GLENDALE — Fireside Pizza is back in business after a cease order and a bit of heated opinion. The pizza, baked in a mobile wood-fired oven behind the Bluebird Bakery, was shut down for a few days because of a wooden structure that had been erected around the oven. The structure was constructed without a building permit, according to Mayor Ralph Hoop. Glendale Fire Chief David Moore recommended that the structure be removed because of fire code concerns, Hoop said. Business was shut down

Feb. 10. Bluebird Bakery posted the announcement on its Facebook page. “This is very unfair and bad business for the entire village of Glendale,” the posting said. “Shame on you.” Hoop reported that Fireside owner Mike Marschman used the oven inside the Bluebird Bakery until the issue was resolved, four days later. Fireside Pizza was issued a temporary operating permit in January to allow use of the wood-fired oven at least 10 feet away from the Bluebird building in the Village Square. Marschman can resume use of the wood-fired

oven, but not under the wooden structure, Village Administrator Loretta Rokey said, because it’s not a fireproof structure. “The temporary permit noted that operation of the outside oven could be suspended if safety issues arose,” Hoop said. “The Village regrets this interruption of Fireside operation because Fireside Pizza provides a unique new service to Glendale residents,” Hoop said, “and its location on Village Square reinforces the square as the center of village business activity.” For more about your community, visit www.Cincinnati.com/Glendale.

Still looking for

Chocolate chip cookie like Subway.

Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at columns@communitypress.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

SPORTS TOURS

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

Onlin e Book in Disco g unts

See the Reds take a bite out of the Big Apple as they play both the Mets and the Yankees in back-to-back series. Mid-town Manhattan accommodations, sightseeing, airfare and tickets are all included.

Barry Larkin Hall of Fame Induction July 20-23

Motorcoach package and same-day charter Accommodations, eight meals, admittance to the Hall and more!

Reds vs. Indians June 18-20

Downtown Cleveland hotel where you can walk to the game and see the sights

Quaker State 400 June 30

Milwaukee & Chicago Roadtrip August 7-11

Wrigley Roof-top seats, N.L. Champs Brewers, downtown Chicago hotel

Rosie Reds Chicago Roadtrip August 10-12

Enjoy two games at the friendly confines of Wrigley, downtown Chicago hotel

Arizona Grand Canyon Las Vegas

No hassle parking right in front of the track with excellent Grandstand 5 seats!

August 28-September 2

Reds Present & Futures Tour *New Tour*

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Howard shares car buying tips New vehicle sales were unexpectedly strong in January, but if you’re thinking of buying a new car I’ve got a tip that may save you time, money and embarrassment. I’ve heard from several people lately who had to return the new car they bought because of financing problems. Rob Nunn, of Union, told me, “Originally we were looking at maybe a used car, something newer but not brand new. But when we got to the dealership the salesman said he could probably get us financed for a new one.” Nunn and his wife picked out a new car and the salesman started calling for a car loan for him. “We left with the car that night. It had 49 miles on it and we were told we were approved for a loan. The bank even called me a couple of days later,” Nunn said. The bank was calling for some paperwork, which Nunn provided immediately. The couple drove their new car for three weeks and said it was great. Then the salesman called.

“When he called he said we had to bring the car back. The bank needed us to produce paperwork for our home loan modification.” Unfortunately that modification wasn’t competed yet, so he had to return the car. Nunn says, “I said, ‘How can you make me bring this car back? You cashed my check, you Howard took my Ain down HEY HOWARD! payment, you should have produced a loan. You said I had a loan.’ He said, ‘If you’ll read the agreement it states in there if things don’t work out like they’re supposed to that you have to produce the car.’” Nunn had already paid more than $900, including the down payment and insurance costs. His first payment was due in just weeks, but he realized things will never get that far. “Nice ride for 21 days, but now it’s over,” Nunn said. The dealership picked up the car and

returned Nunn’s money. Unfortunately, this is happening all too frequently to consumers. Dealerships, eager to sell vehicles and not let shoppers go home to think it over, are telling buyers to take the vehicles home – even though the loans may not be fully approved. That way the buyers can’t back out of the deal, but the dealerships can. To avoid this, my advice is to get a loan approved before you go to a dealership. Go to a local credit union or savings and loan association and see how much they will give you for a car loan based upon your credit. Then, when you go shopping for a car, you’ll know how much money you have to spend. This way you won’t overspend, you may get a better interest rate and you won’t run the risk of having to return the vehicle because of financing problems. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

‘Local Exposure’ takes listeners to Wyoming Digital recorders and microphones in hand, the neighborhoods in and around Greater Cincinnati are now the stars of a new podcast produced by Cincinnati Public Radio: “Local Exposure.” Created, produced and hosted by two Cincinnati Public Radio staffers: Jim Nolan (interactive communications manager) and Chelsea VandeDrink (recording, mastering and production engineer), “Local Exposure"’s mission is to showcase the arts, culture and unique people and businesses that make up a neighborhood. This is the first on-location effort by

Cincinnati Public Radio, so the sound is natural and the conversation casual. Thus far, five episodes of “Local Exposure” have been produced, featuring the neighborhoods of Northside, Bellevue, Mount Carmel, Columbia Tusculum, and Wyoming. Each podcast, available at www.wvxu.org/lx, features conversations with people from established businesses and organizations, such as Shake It Records, Allyn’s Café, and the Yellow Ribbon Support Center. What “Local Exposure” likes to do is find the unusual, the new, or the underthe-radar. For example, did

you know they sell all-natural, vegan graham crackers in Northside? Or did you know that there’s a craft beer brewery in a 1924 farmhouse in Mount Carmel? These businesses and their owners have unique stories about the niche they fill and are part of the quality of life we all share in Cincinnati. “Local Exposure” will present a new podcast once a month, and Nolan and VandeDrink are always open for ideas of neighborhoods to visit and people to interview. A contact form is located along with the first five episodes at www.wvxu.org/lx.

Wyoming’s Schneider volunteers in Guatemala

On Feb. 21, Wyoming resident Alice Schneider traveled with Cooperative for Education (CoEd) to Guatemala with a group of 25 volunteer participants from across North America, bringing educational opportunities to disadvantaged youth. The group was to deliver first-ever books and visit computer centers in poor, rural schools.

Through personal interaction with students and families, participants experienced Guatemalan life and culture within the communities CoEd serves. The Snapshot Tour is an ideal opportunity to be a part of the inspiring things that CoEd is accomplishing. Since 1996, CoEd has established 184 textbook programs, 52 computer

centers, 27 schools with the Culture of Reading Program, and 578 oneyear scholarships. There are more than 26,000 children using CoEd textbooks, 16,911 students being trained at CoEd computer centers and 117,622 textbooks in circulation. Schneider and other volunteers on the Snapshot Tour get the chance to see this in action.

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RELIGION The annual Jerusalem Market for the young ones will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 31. The event features games, crafts and food reminiscent of ancient life in Jerusalem. Christian-Muslim Relations is being studied by the Adult Forum. The basis for the eightweek series is material prepared by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and looks at both the Christian faith and the Muslim faith. The forum meets at 9:45 a.m. Sunday mornings. All are welcome. The Women’s Bible Study is studying the Book of Samuel. The eight-week study is a part of the Book of Faith Series. The women meet on Wednesdays 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Childcare is provided and guests are welcome. Lenten services will include “Holden Evening Prayer,” a simplistic and moving musical worship setting written for the Holden Village Retreat Center in Washington State. These services conclude at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. On March 28, a light soup supper will be offered at 6:15 p.m., prior to worship. Call 793-3288 for more information. Sunday worship services are at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. with programs for all ages at 9:45 a.m. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288, www.ascensionlutheranchurch.com.

Brecon United Methodist Church

The church offers worship services on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Sundays. Samaritan Closet hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Samaritan Closet offers clothing and food to people with demonstrated needs. Bread from Panera is available on Thursdays and Saturdays. The Samaritan Closet is next to the church. The church is at 7388 E. Kemper

Road, Sycamore Township; 489-7021.

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

Breakfast and the Easter Bunny will be coming to the church from 9 a.m. to noon March 31 for free fun for everyone. Call for details. Holy Week Worship: Maundy Thursday April 5 is 7:30 p.m., Good Friday April 6 is 7:30 p.m., and Easter Sunday services are 8:20 a.m., 9:40 a.m. and 11 a.m. Childcare will be provided. Children’s weekday program is Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Call the church for details. Men’s Open Basketball plays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday nights. This is a casual group that plays with those who come and gets a good workout. Register for vacation Bible school at www.cos-umc.org. Morning VBS is 9:30 a.m. to noon, June 25-29; and evening VBS is 6-8:30 p.m. Aug. 6-10. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242 (791-3142 and www.cosumc.org).

Montgomery Community Church

The church is offering a sevenweek class entitled “After the Boxes are Unpacked” for women who are new to the Cincinnati area or are looking to connect with their community. Child care is provided. Call the church or e-mail sgleen97@cinci.rr.com for more information. The church is at 11251 Montgomery Road; 489-0892; www.mcc.us; www.facebook.com/after theboxes.

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart

The church has Friday Fish Frys from 5-7:30 p.m., March 23 and 30, in the parish activity center. Cost is $8 for an adult meal and $5 for kids meal. Dine in and

carry out are available. For carry out call 733-0614. The church is at 177 Siebenthaler Ave., Reading; 733-4950.

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

A Lenten study using “24 Hours that Changed the World” by Adam Hamilton meets at 4 p.m. Sunday afternoons and continues through Palm Sunday, April 1. The OPALS (Older People with Aacti ve Lifestyles) will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Wednesday, March 21, at the Dingle House Irish Pub. Call the church to reserve a spot. Sunday worship services are 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The church is at 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 984-8401; www.st-barnabas.org .

JCC hosts ‘Fit-Fun Day’ Where can kids play, compete in their own “TRY-athlon,” see a Sesame Street movie, fire truck, and romp on inflatables at no cost to parents? Only “Fit-Fun Day at the J” Sunday, March 25, at the Mayerson JCC. The JCC i at 8485 Ridge Road,

across from Ronald Reagan highway. There will be lots of fun and free activities for all age groups throughout the J from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration in advance is requested for the adult Indoor Triathlon,

three-on-three men’s basketball tournament and kids’ “TRY-athlon” (ages 6 – 12). For more information about the Indoor Triathlon or Fit-Fun Day at the J, contact Membership Director Lorri Munafo at 513.722.7239 or visit www.JointheJ.org.

RED FOR READING Cheryl Braam's first-graders at St. Michael School sign up for library cards during the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County's Be a Star with your Red Card campaign. A total of 80 perenct of Braam's students signed up. THANKS

Sharonville United Methodist Church

There is a traditional service at 8:15 a.m., at 9:15 there are study groups and Sunday school classes and at 11 a.m. a service of a blend of contemporary and traditional styles of worship. Canines for Christ has been very active lately with regular visits to Mallard Cove Senior Living Center. There have been additional requests from other such centers so they are hoping that other pet owners will join the mission. Training sessions for new recruits are conducted on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. by Steve Bader, a profession dog trainer. A bereavement group meets for lunch on the first Thursday of the month. Serendipity Seniors meet for lunch on the fourth Thursday of the month. Guests and visitors are welcome at all services and events. The church is at 3751 Creek Road, Sharonville; 563-0117; www.sharonville-umc.org.

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FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH 8580 Cheviot Rd., Colerain Twp 741-7017 www.ourfbc.com Gary Jackson, Senior Pastor Sunday School (all ages) 9:30am Sunday Morning Service 10:30am Sunday Evening Service 6:30pm 7:00pm Wedn. Service/Awana RUI Addiction Recovery (Fri.) 7:00pm

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Active Youth, College, Senior Groups Exciting Music Dept, Deaf Ministry, Nursery

BAPTIST Wyoming Baptist Church

(A Church For All Seasons) Burns and Waverly Avenues Cincinnati OH 45215 821.8430

Steve Cummins, Senior Pastor Sunday School..............................9:00 am Coffee & Fellowship...................10:00 am Praise & Worship........................10:30 am www.wyomingbc.homestead.com Visitors Welcome!

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 Christ Church Glendale Episcopal Church 965 Forest Ave - 771-1544 christchurch1@fuse.net www.christchurchglendale.org The Reverend Roger L Foote

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LUTHERAN Faith Lutheran LCMC

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

Sunday School 10:15

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

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

Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS Worship & Sunday School 10:30 a.m, Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Sundays

www.trinitylutherancincinnati.com

385-7024

UNITED METHODIST Christ, the Prince of Peace United Methodist Church 10507 “Old” Colerain Ave (513) 385-7883 Rev. Mark Reuter Sunday School 9:15am Worship 10:30am - Nursery Available www.cpopumc.org “Small enough to know you, Big enough to care”

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

513-825-3040

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

542-9025

Visitors Welcome www.eccfellowship.org

Monfort Heights United Methodist Church

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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

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

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Mt Healthy United Methodist Church

Corner of Compton and Perry Streets 513-931-5827 Sunday School 8:45 - 9:45am Traditional Worship 10:00 - 11:00am Contemporary Worship 11:30 - 12:30 Nursery Available. Handicapped Accessible. "Come as a guest. Leave as a friend".

Sharonville United Methodist

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

3751 Creek Rd.

Taiwanese Ministry 769-0725 2:00pm

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Northminster Presbyterian Church 703 Compton Rd., Finneytown 931-0243 Growing Faith, Sharing Hope, Showing Love 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

513-563-0117

www.sharonville-umc.org

NON-DENOMINATIONAL (Office) 946 Hempstead Dr. (513) 807-7200 Jody Burgin, Pastor www.bretwoodcommunitychurch.com We meet Sundays at 10:30 am 8916 Fontainebleau Ter. Performing Arts Ctr. - Finneytown High School Childcare provided

Let’s Do Life Together

5921 Springdale Rd

Rev. Milton Berner, Pastor

EVANGELICAL PRESBYTERIAN

680 W Sharon Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45240

“Growing Closer to God, Growing Closer to Neighbor”

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8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 www.cos-umc.org "When Love Speaks: I am Thirsty"

Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA) www. trinitymthealthy.org 513-522-3026

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

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

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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

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

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St. Paul United Church of Christ 5312 Old Blue Rock Rd., off Springdale

Phone: 385-9077 Rev. Michelle Torigian Sunday Worship: 10:30am Sunday School: 9:15am Nursery Available/Handicap Access www.stpaulucccolerain.org www.facebook.com/StPaulUCC

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C.F. Payne hosts composition workshop The Evendale Cultural Arts Center presents a C.F. Payne Composition Workshop March 24 and March 25. The workshop runs from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday and begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m. Sunday. Learn to create beautiful landscape compositions with this exciting weekend workshop with internationally known artist C.F. Payne. So you want to paint a landscape from a photo or on location? You sometimes wonder where do you begin? How do you create an attractive composition? This fun and unique workshop will provide you with the knowledge you need to take any reference photo and turn it

into a beautiful and pleasing painting composition. Students will be asked to bring in their own drawing and paintingsupplies,andseveral landscape reference photosthattheywouldliketodevelop into beautiful compositions for future paintings. The registration fee for the two day workshop is $200. Payne’sartworkhasbeen featured on the covers of the ReadersDigest,TimeMagazine, The New York Times Book Review, Sports Illustrated, US News and World Report, and MAD Magazine. His work has exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA, and in a one-man show at the Cincin-

LEGAL NOTICE The Board of Building and Zoning Appeals of the City of Wyoming, Ohio hereby gives notice that a public hearing will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Building Council Chambers, 800 Oak Avenue, Wyoming, OH 45215 to hear and decide the following appeal requests: A permit application to erect a groundmounted sign at the Wyoming Presbyteri an Church, 225 Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming, OH 45215 was denied as the proposal violates the provisions of Section 1331.03 (b) (1) of the City of Wyoming Codified Ordinances which limits religious institutions to one ground sign in a residentially zoned district. Case #1-12. A permit application for the installation of a fence and trellis at 328 Springfield Pike, Wyoming, OH 45215 was denied as the proposal violates the requirements of 1183.07 (b) of the City of Wyoming Codified Ordinances which regulates the height of fences. Case #2-12. City of Wyoming Board of Building and Zoning Appeals 858

nati Art Museum, to name a few. Payne has illustrated numerous children’s books including “The Remarkable Farkle McBride” and “Micawber” written by actor John Lithgow. He also illustrated Earnest Thayer’s baseball classic “Casey at the Bat” in 2003. The Evendale Cultural Arts Center is at10500 Reading Road in Evendale, in the restored Civic Center. To make a reservation and for more information, call the Evendale Cultural Arts Center at (513) 563-1350 or the Evendale Recreation Center at (513) 563-2247, email evendaleculturalarts@gmail.com or visit ww.evendaleohio.org .

JCC Triathlon March 25 Fitness really can be fun, and there’s no better way to make good on that resolution to get fit than at the Mayerson JCC adult Indoor Triathlon Sunday morning, March 25. This challenge begins at 10 a.m. for ages 16 and older: swim 200 yards, bike 10 miles and run three miles. Advance registration is required, and there are18 racers in each wave. Cost is: J Member - $20; public $30. To register, call761-7500 or visit www.JointheJ.org.

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Mary Beth Sundermann of Hyde Park, Wendy Bruestle of Western Hills and Lynn Larson of Wyoming enjoy the Philanthropic Gift Research presentations by fellow Cincinnati Woman's Club members. THANKS TO ROSEMARY SCHLACHTER

GRANTED The Cincinnati Woman’s Club awarded grants to support 10 local charities after club members gave informational presentations on the non profit organizations to the general club membership. The charities highlighted by gift researchers included Boys & Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati, Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, Center for Respite Care, Cincinnati Ballet Cincy Dance Program, Cincinnati Public Library’s project for the Clifton Branch Library, Cincinnati Recreation Foundation, Emanuel

Community Center, Granny’s Garden School — Schoolyard Nature Net-

work, Pro Kids and Starfire Council of Greater Cincinnati.

Jenny Moore of Wyoming presents on behalf of Cincinnati Recreation Foundation to her fellow Cincinnati Woman's Club members during the Club's recent Philanthropic Gift Research Program. THANKS

Lynn Larson of Wyoming presentes on behalf of Starfire Council of Greater Cincinnati to her fellow Cincinnati Woman's Club members during the Club's recent Philanthropic Gift Research Program. THANKS

Sue Showers of Glendale presents on behalf of Emanuel Community Center to her fellow Cincinnati Woman's Club members during the Club's recent Philanthropic Gift Research Program. THANKS

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Jill Acomb Hoff of Mt. Washington, Jackie Gardiner of North College Hill and Jenny Moore of Wyoming enjoy the Philanthropic Gift Research presentations by fellow Cincinnati Woman's Club members. THANKS TO ROSEMARY SCHLACHTER

CITY OF SHARONVILLE ORDINANCE 2012-09 AUTHORIZING SAFETY SERVICE DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO CONTRACT WITH CDS ASSOCIATES, INC. FOR THE FIELDS ERTEL ROAD PROJECT FINAL ENGINEERING Kevin Hardman, President of Council. Passed: March 13, 2012. Attest: Martha Cross Funk, Clerk of Council. Approved: Mayor Virgil G. Lovitt II. Please be advised that the complete text of this legislation may be viewed or purchased during regular business hours at the Sharonville Municipal Building, 10900 Reading Rd., Sharonville, Ohio 45241. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------CITY OF SHARONVILLE ORDINANCE 2012-10 AUTHORIZING SAFETY SERVICE DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO CONTRACT WITH CDS ASSOCIATES, INC. FOR THE CHESTER ROAD, GREENWOOD ROAD, LIPPELMAN ROAD IMPROVEMENT PROJECT Kevin Hardman, President of Council. Passed: March 13, 2012. Attest: Martha Cross Funk, Clerk of Council. Approved: Mayor Virgil G. Lovitt II. Please be advised that the complete text of this legislation may be viewed or purchased during regular business hours at the Sharonville Municipal Building, 10900 Reading Rd., Sharonville, Ohio 45241. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------CITY OF SHARONVILLE ORDINANCE 2012-12 AUTHORIZING THE SAFETY SERVICE DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO CONTRACT TO REBUILD THE THORNVIEW DRIVE TENNIS COURTS Kevin Hardman, President of Council. Passed: March 13, 2012. Attest: Martha Cross Funk, Clerk of Council. Approved: Mayor Virgil G. Lovitt II. Please be advised that the complete text of this legislation may be viewed or purchased during regular business hours at the Sharonville Municipal Building, 10900 Reading Rd., Sharonville, Ohio 45241. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------CITY OF SHARONVILLE ORDINANCE 2012-14 AMENDING 2012 APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE GENERAL FUND Kevin Hardman, President of Council. Passed: March 13, 2012. Attest: Martha Cross Funk, Clerk of Council. Approved: Mayor Virgil G. Lovitt II. Please be advised that the complete text of this legislation may be viewed or purchased during regular business hours at the Sharonville Municipal Building, 10900 Reading Rd., Sharonville, Ohio 45241. 1001695011

The following legislation was passed at Council Springdale meeting held March 7, 2012. ORDINANCE NO. 14-2012 ORDINANCE AN REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 12-2012 AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND OF CLERK COUNCIL/FINANCE DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH KEY CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE RAM, INC., FOR THE PURCHASE OF THREE (3) 2012 DODGE CHARGER POLICE CRUISSPECIAL ERS AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY Kathy McNear Clerk of Council /Finance Director 1001693991 LEGAL NOTICE The City of Springdale has scheduled a Public Hearing on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Springdale Municipal Building, Springfield 11700 Pike to discuss Zoning Code Section 153.533 Special Event Signs. Kathy McNear Clerk of Council /Finance Director 1001693487


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MARCH 21, 2012 • TRI-COUNTY PRESS • B7

POLICE REPORTS EVENDALE Arrests/citations Kenneth Davis, 47, 33565 Westwood Northern Blvd., domestic violence, assault, criminal damaging at SB I75, Feb. 26. Brandon Robinson, 26, 1213 Thomas Court, drug abuse, Feb. 29.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damaging Merchandise damaged at 10760 Reading Road, Feb. 26. Vehicle dented at 10975 Medallion Drive, March 1. Theft Cell phone valued at $80 removed at 2801 Cunningham, Feb. 27. Merchandise valued at $100 removed at 2801 Cunningham, Feb. 29. Tool box and contents valued at $627 removed at 2630 Glendale-Milford Road, March 2.

GLENDALE Arrests/citations Shannon Smith, 31, 2893 Losantiville Terrace, Cincinnati ; traffic warrant from Hamilton County Municipal Court; March 12. Brenda Kittles, 52, 11083 Prince Lane, Cincinnati ; traffic warrant from Silverton Mayor's Court; March 12. Kevin Parnell, 46, 10291 Panola, Cincinnati ; three traffic warrants from Hamilton County Municipal Court; March 12. Jose Bautista, 28, unknown address, Forest Park ; operating a motor vehicle without a valid license; March 11.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering 1000 block of North Troy Avenue, at time of report nothing had been reported as missing; no estimate on damage done to

property; scene was processed for evidence; investigation ongoing; March 13. Theft 200 block of Coral Avenue, credit card being used without proper authorization; there have been several reports of unauthorized use of credit card information; all complaints are being investigated; be sure to check your statements; investigation ongoing; March 14.

SHARONVILLE Arrests/citations Michael Hunter, 42, 3855 Kirup Ave., drug abuse at 3355 Hauck Road, Feb. 26. Carlos Lopez, 39, 414 Merton, drug abuse at 4020 Hauck Road, Feb. 26. Cory Leonard, 21, 8560 Fields Ertel Road, complicity at 10900 Reading Road, March 1. John Pitman, 25, 9902 Cincinnati Dayton Road, assault at 11281 Lebanon Road, Feb. 28. Sharon Short, 50, 11337 Reading Road, theft at 10625 Robindale, Feb. 27. Tricia Moore, 24, 115 Pattersen, theft at 10625 Robindale, Feb. 27. Emily Stoll, 29, 2217 Fulton Ave., deception to obtain a dangerous drugs at Reading Road, March 2. Isaiah Williams, 18, 8199 S. Port Drive, domestic violence at Chester and Sharon Road, March 3. Raphael Gray, 21, 5424 Bahama Terrace, drug abuse at 2265 E. Sharon Road, March 3. Benjamin Carson, 24, 67 Fleming Road, operating vehicle intoxicated at 275 and 75, March 2. John Cook, 31, 1818 Highland Ave., possession at Red Roof Inn, March 4. Damien Crews, 18, 949 Ledro St., drug abuse at 3254 E. Kemper Road, March 6.

John Banner, 60, 1136 Clifton Hills Ave., disorderly conduct at 11855 Tennyson Drive, March 2. Sharon Dyer, 35, 33 Green Street, possession at 2000 Kemper Road, March 6.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering Copper of unknown value removed at 4067 Creek Road, March 2. Burglary Residence entered and laptop, shoes valued at $2,400 removed at 11281 Lebanon Road, Feb. 28. Criminal damaging Vehicle damaged at 11639 Timber Ridge, March 2. Reported at 10869 Sharondale, March 4. Disorderly conduct Reported at 11996 Highway Drive, March 2. Menacing Victim threatened at 5939 Carol Ave., Feb. 28. Victim threatened at 11191 Lebanon Road, March 5. Theft Golf clubs and bag valued at $50 removed at 11275 Chester Road, March 4. $80 removed at 1732 Valencia Drive, Feb. 24. CDs valued at $820 removed at 11619 Timber Ridge, March 2. Theft, assault Victim struck at 12164 Lebanon Road, March 1. Unauthorized use of motor vehicle Reported at 11610 E. Kemper Road, March 5.

SPRINGDALE Arrests/citations Todd Chambers, 56, 1048 Ledro St., criminal damaging, disorderly conduct at 1048 Ledro Street, March 6. Teddy Dier, 34, 1820 Sherman Ave., complicity at 300 Kemper Road, March 5.

Douglas Lewis, 53, 446 N. 9th St., theft at 505 Justice Drive, March 5. Timothy Williamson, 38, 4209 Grove Ave., theft at 300 Kemper Road, March 5. James Hunter, 38, 505 Locust St., theft at 300 Kemper Road, March 5. Michael Jones, 51, 11545 Chesterdale, assault, unlawful restraint at 11645 Chesterdale, March 4. Alexus Chanley, 18, 3758 Westmont Drive, theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, March 4. Johnny Colon, 22, 2306 Charing Way, driving under the influence at 1 Kenilworth, March 4. Donna McQueen, 19, 6130 Ridgeacres Drive, theft at 300 Kemper Road, March 3. Antonio Carillo, 22, 12150 Olde Gate Drive, driving under the influence at 11809 Lawnview Ave., March 1. David Hambrick, 22, 10585 Toulon Drive, obstructing official business, drug abuse at 11571 Madison Ave., Feb. 29. Aaron Ogletree, 18, 11480 Whallon Court, theft at 12105 Lawnview Ave., Feb. 28. Edwin Gates, 44, 1943 Neyer Ave., disorderly conduct at 545 Cloverdale, Feb. 26.

Incidents/investigations Assault Victim struck at 11645 Chesterdale Road, March 4. Victim struck at 11646 Neuss Ave., March 2. Burglary Residence entered at 634 Albano St., March 1. Criminal damaging Vehicle scratched at 11765 Commons, March 6. Domestic Male reported at Springfield Pike, Feb. 28. Forgery Victim attempted to use debit card without consent at 662 Yorkhaven, March 5.

Counterfeit $20 passed at 1309 Kemper Road, March 2. Theft Reported at 12105 Lawnview, Feb. 26. Tote bag and contents of unknown value removed at 11590 Century Blvd., Feb. 24. Laptop valued at $3,500 removed at 415 Glensprings Drive, Feb. 24. Camera and bag valued at $250 removed at 230 Boggs Lane, Feb. 23. Wheelchair of unknown value removed at 11700 Princeton Pike, Feb. 22. Reported at 11700 Princeton Pike, March 6. $300 removed at 123 Merchant St., March 5. Iphone valued at $400 removed at 11700 Princeton Pike, March 4. Personal items valued at $1,000 removed at 1114 Chesterdale, March 4. Backpack valued at $100 removed from vehicle at 11765 Chesterdale, March 3. Credit cards used without consent at 865 Kemper Road, March 3. Wallet and purse with contents of unknown value removed at 505 Kemper Road, Feb. 28. Credit card used without consent at 12105 Lawnview Ave., Feb. 27.

WYOMING Incidents/investigations Criminal damaging Golf ball thrown through rear

Mike Albert Fleet Solutions was given the 2011 Industrial Partnership Award by the Evendale Chamber of Commerce and the Village of Evendale during a ceremony at St. Rita School for the Deaf. According to Jack Cameron, administrative assistant to the Mayor of the Village of Evendale, the annual award is given to the Evendale company that partners with the Village and Chamber of Commerce to make the biggest commitment to the Evendale business community. In particular, Cameron cited Mike Albert’s recent

commitment to expand its Evendale headquarters rather than relocating as one of the primary reasons for the award. Other factors included the company’s consistent recognition by the Cincinnati Enquirer as a Top Workplace and the launch of a new branch.

YMCA achiever

Woodlawn resident Jada Calhoun, a senior at Princeton High School, was recently honored by the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati Black & Latino Achievers Program with a $500 YMCA book scholarship for college.

Making and keeping friends come naturally for Calhoun. Her friends call her hilarious, smart, enthusiastic, dependable, and the peace maker of the bunch. She will tell you her teachers describe her as someone who stays out of trouble. YMCA volunteers and staff know Calhoun as someone who brings genuine caring with her where

ever she goes. Her sense of responsibility has been very clear as she manages her academics, school activities and our Achievers Program. School work comes easily to her because she enjoys so many classes, however her favorites are honors anatomy and physiology, photography 2, and acting.

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Betty L. (nee Burghardt) Ryberg, 84, of Sharonville died March 12. Survived by niece and nephews Bruce Collier, Sue Ellen Biser, Dr. Robert Witt and Dr. Thomas Witt. Preceded in death by husband, Donald Ryberg; parents Carl and Clara Burghardt; siblings Jean Collier and Elaine Witt; and nephew, Mark Ryberg. Services were March 16 at Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home, Evendale. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263.

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SPRINGDALE

11844 Woodvale Court: Wheeler Dalerie R. to Turner Kenneth M. & Pamela K.; $90,000. 218 Centerbury Court: Ranney Charles Tr to Ralph David A. &

Janice L. Countaway; $118,000. 352 Cameron Road: Huff Audrey M. to Huntington National Bank The; $66,000. 561 Cloverdale Ave.: Williamson Scott A. & Tammie H. Hung to Williamson Scott A. & Jamie L.; $109,795. 682 Hillgrove Court: Nielson Gary A. & Sara L. to Everbank; $104,000. 729 Allen Ave.: Davis Wayne Tr to Marcum Jerry & Emma; $40,000.

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Gerald W. Buckmaster, 79, of Springdale died Feb. 22. He served in the National Guard. Survived by Buckmaster children Susan L. Buckmaster, Anne F. Herrmann and Amy H. Buckmaster; sisters Donna Runions and Julia McClain. Services were March 1 at Vineyard Church, Springdale.

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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 771-7882. » Sharonville, Chief Mike Schappa, 563-1147. » Springdale, Chief Mike Mathis, 346-5790. » Wyoming, Chief Gary J. Baldauf, 821-0141.

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