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Opening Day is two weeks away, and for the first time in more than a decade, that is more a cause for celebration than for dread. The Cincinnati Reds begin the 2011 season as defending National League Central Division champions, and even more is expected this year. We want to hear your Opening Day stories, and what Reds baseball means to you. Have you met any Reds players? Do you have a Reds shrine in your home? Do you still find a way to sneak out of school or work to watch the game? What is your favorite Opening Day or Reds memory? E-mail us your thoughts to tricountypress@communitypre Include your name, community and a daytime phone number.

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Wyoming program has more teens than seniors

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The Wyoming Senior Commission has a few teens who are looking for partners in the city’s Generations Together program, but organizers are having a tough time finding senior citizens to participate. The program matches senior citizens with students in a one-onone partnership in which students help the seniors with a variety of activities and chores, and seniors are encouraged to share their wisdom and insights with the students. The bridging of generations has built friendships among the pairs who have participated in the past few years. In a city that’s made up of about one-third seniors, Generations Together organizer Debbie Bellman has had a difficult time finding the senior side of the pair. “When I call senior citizens on the phone, the usual responses I get are, ‘I’m too busy, I don’t have time, maybe in the future. Or I don’t need any help,’” Bellman said. “We need to reach senior citizens to inform them about our program and how it can benefit them.” One Wyoming senior signed up in October, and has already built a friendship with her teen. Matt Brown, a junior at Wyoming High School, visits Barbara Gottling each week, for about an hour. He helps with chores outdoors, and has begun to update Gottling on modern technology. “It’s a delight to have somebody who knows so much about

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Princeton is performing a new verse in community service, with an organization that incorporates music into the student-run effort. Modern Music Masters is an international music honor society, which began in Park Ridge Ill., and incorporated in 1952. The service chapter is organized and led by students, with a goal of serving their school and surrounding communities through music, according to Angela Santangelo, the Princeton group’s adviser. SEE SCHOOLS, A4


“She brings a lot of expertise from a regional point of view and she’s very accomplished grant writer. There’s a lot that residents take for granted, like water, Rokey sewage, fire and police oversight. “They don’t see the day-to-day running. She has a lot of experience in that.”

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Matt Brown, left, shows Barbara Gottling how to burn a CD on her computer. The Wyoming teen and senior citizen are paired as part of the Senior Commission’s Generations Together program. technology,” Gottling said. “It didn’t even know my phone had a camera.” One recent day, he was helping her to burn a CD on her computer, and then copy that CD. In turn, Gottling has shared her experiences and knowledge of music with Brown. “She’s really into music, and I’m in band,” Brown said. “She can teach me about artists I hadn’t heard about before, and we talk about that. “She’s fun to talk to,” he said. Those conversations uncovered other similar interests, such as photography.

When Gottling found out Brown is a vegetarian, she began to compile recipes in a book for him. The reciprocal offerings have helped their friendship grow, and Gottling said it’s worth it to participate. “Be open,” she advised other seniors who are considering signing up for Generations Together. “I was shy and nervous about meeting a new person,” Brown said. “But it’s been a real pleasure getting to know her.” With that, the pair returned to their computer lesson.

By Kelly McBride

Glendale residents could see a new face in the administrator’s seat April 1, if village council approves the appointment of Loretta Rokey to the position from which Walter Cordes will retire after more than two decades. Rokey, currently the city manager of Milford, was offered the position effective April 1. Cordes will remain until April 30, to work with Rokey as she acclimates to the job. Mayor Joseph Hubbard said she stood out in several areas among the final four candidates interviewed by council. In all, Glendale received 481 applications for the job of managing the

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“When I call senior citizens on the phone, the usual responses I get are, ‘I’m too busy, I don’t have time, maybe in the future. Or I don’t need any help ... We need to reach senior citizens to inform them about our program and how it can benefit them.”

like water, sewage, fire and police oversight. “They don’t see the day-to-day running,” he said of the complex job. “She has a lot of experience in that.” She will be paid $98,000 a year, up from her current salary of $93,500 in Milford. As city manager of Milford, which has about a population of about 6,680, Rokey managed 48 employees and a $3 million budget. In Glendale, which has a $2.5 million budget, she will oversee 21 full-time employees and 40 volunteer firefighters. Rokey holds an associate’s degree in social services from UC Clermont College, a bachelor’s

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meeting will take place Thursday, March 17, at Town Hall on Sharon Road. Hubbard said the transition is bittersweet. “We’re excited that she’s coming, even though I’m sad that Wally is leaving,” Hubbard said. “It’s going to be a sad day when Wally walks out the door. “It’s a time of new beginnings,” he said. “Hopefully, we won’t have to do this again for another 22 years.”

Schools welcome all-day kindergarten Gannett News Service Ohio’s all-day kindergarten mandate was sent to the chopping block last week. The State Senate voted 25-8 to eliminate the requirement, mirroring the House’s decision last month. Gov. John Kasich is expected to sign the bill. All-day kindergarten, which took effect last fall, was part of Gov. Ted Strickland’s education reform plans. School districts were allowed to seek waivers for the 2010-11 and 2011-12 school years. Locally, 28


districts received waivers for this school year due to lack of funds and space, while 19 districts already offered allday kindergarten. Princeton City School District Superintendent Gary Pack said the district will proceed as it has. “We will offer all day as in the past with paid tuition for the extra half day,” Pack wrote in an email to TriCounty Press. Parents in Wyoming will also see little change. “Wyoming Schools will continue offering both halfday kindergarten and the fee-based all-day option as we have done for the past

29 years,” Superintendent Gail Kist-Kline said in an email. Kindergarten attendance in Ohio is mandatory. While many educators said they see the value in all-day kindergarten, they described the requirement as another unfunded mandate. The mandate, they said, came at a time when the state is cutting school funding. Passing local levies has also proved difficult in this economy. Some districts applied for waivers to buy time, knowing that the outcome of last November’s election could bring changes to new education laws.

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American Jewish Committee, dedicated to global Jewish advocacy, will celebrate Passover, the festival of freedom, with the 18th annual AJC Community Intergroup Seder Thursday, April 14, at the Mayerson Jewish Community Center in Amberley Village. AJC invites people of varied religious, ethnic, and racial backgrounds – diplomats, church groups, high school students, and the public – to share the Passover holiday’s theme of freedom for all by joining in the ritual. Rabbi Gary P. Zola, director of the American Jewish Archives at Hebrew Union College, will officiate at the popular event. All who attend will read from the Haggadah, the retelling of the Biblical story of the Exodus from Egypt. Seder chair Andrew Heldman has organized dozens of AJC volunteers, who will serve ritual foods, host the lunch, and answer questions asked by the people at their tables. Because the AJC Seder takes place at noon instead of the usual sunset hour, grape juice will be served instead of wine. For Seder reservations at $12, please call 621-4020 before April 7. After the Seder, guests may take an optional tour of the sanctuary of the adjacent Rockdale Temple.

Meet Mondo

“Project Runway” Season 8 finalist Mondo Guerra will visit Tri-County Mall, Macy’s, second floor, at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 26. Guerra will ask two contestants from the audience to style models for different scenarios. The winner will receive a $100 Macy’s gift Card. Guerra will also share his fashion “dos” and “donts” along with his top style tips. Also, find out this season’s hottest makeup trends by spending a few minutes with the experts at Estée Lauder. Receive a free 10-day supply of your perfectly matched foundation. Tri-County Mall is at 11700 Princeton Road, Springdale.

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State Rep. Connie Pillich (D-Montgomery) will hold office hours to speak one-onone with residents of her district, gather local input on state issues and identify community concerns. The District Office Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Monday, March 28, at the Bluebird Bakery & Cafe, 29 Village Square in Glendale.


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Evendale hosts ArtsWave arts sampler weekend


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Princeton board OKs funds for construction projects By Kelly McBride

Sampler Weekend celebrates its 25th Anniversary and ArtsWave is excited to try something new – scheduling the Arts Sampler over six weekends during the 12-week community campaign for the arts from mid-February through April, and increasing the number of programs in neighborhood and community arts centers. As part of Sampler Weekend March 26, the Evendale Cultural Arts Center will present storytelling, HealthRhythm’s drum circle and Irish American music in the Upper Art Studio from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The ArtsWave Sampler Weekends, sponsored by Macy’s, celebrate the

creative things – music, dance, theater, museums, and festivals – happening in large and small ways throughout our region. These weekends are great opportunities for families, friends and neighbors to connect with one another and experience the arts through free events. The six weekends will offer some 180 events at more than 75 venues all over the region. Kicking off the morning will be nationally known storyteller Omope Daboiku starting at 10 am. Her stories will thrill and enchant all audiences. Next at 11:30 a.m. Roberta Schultz of HealthRHYTHMS will present an

interactive drumming circle. Participating in HealthRHYTHMS Group Empowerment Drumming provides an extraordinary opportunity to discover your personal rhythm and enhance the overall quality of your life. Wrapping up sampler day is bicoastal band Voodoo Loons with their blend of American and Irish music. Self described as edgy and weird, punkish and psychedelic with a smidge of politics and a smooth groove filled base, the Voodoo Loons perform at 1 p.m. For a complete schedule of events and an interactive calendar, go to

Princeton’s board of education approved spending for several projects related to the construction of a new middle school and high school. The approved contracts will be paid through bond funding approved by taxpayers of the district in November. Among the expenditures: • $24,350 to m.a.c. Paran Consulting Services Inc. for an asbestos management project at Princeton High School, Princeton Community Middle School and Lincoln Heights Elementary. • $10,000 to m.a.c. Paran Consulting for hazardous material removal at the transportation and maintenance buildings. • $22,460 to m.a.c. Paran Consulting for the decommissioning and removal of four underground storage tanks at the transportation department. • $2,953 to MTCI/Structured Cabling Consultant for a data connection from Princeton Middle School to the field house. • $9,100 to Genesis Mechanical Services for chiller maintenance. • $27,375 to T&D Construction for fiber optic work from Princeton Technology Department to the Princeton Operations Center. An additional $450 was approved for yearly maintenance labor costs. • $17,350 for the Enriching Spaces Agreement for the RELIS 3 phase


Princeton School Board President Steve Moore presents Jen Irwin with a Dream Keeper Award at the March 14 meeting. Irwin was honored for her academic excellence, as well as being named a National Merit Scholarship finalist. design proposal. • $22,239 to Simplex Proposals for additional cameras and gates at the Princeton Operations Center. • $6,821 for the Simplex proposal for RELIS devices, related to a fire alarm system. Other expenditures approved included $7,500 to JAM Entertainment for the Princeton High School prom, and $23,984 for the after-prom event at Dave & Buster’s in Springdale. During the March 14 meeting, the board honored Princeton senior Jen Irwin, who was named a National Merit Scholarship finalist. Irwin, who will attend Fordham University in the fall, received the Dream Keeper Award. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Key Club, has a 4.02 gradepoint average, and plays ice hockey and softball. She is a member of Princeton High's Student Leadership Team, where she serves on the advisory board, which is helping develop plans for the new high school.

Award honors collaborative By Kelly McBride

Efforts to provide a safer working environment and more efficient fire departments in five communities has been recognized by a state organization recently. The Northeast Fire Collaborative, made up of the Sharonville, Blue Ash, Mason, Sycamore Township and Loveland-Symmes fire departments, received the award for intergovernmental cooperation from the Ohio City/County Management Association Feb. 24. The award is presented to governmental agencies that work together to address problems or improve services to their communities. “It’s proved itself to be effective in providing better service for residents, and safer fire grounds for firefighters” Sharonville Fire Chief Ralph Hammonds said. “That has benefited taxpayers in every community, for their fire department to be involved in the collaborative.” The collaborative, which includes 13 fire stations within the six departments, was created in 2008. Mason joined the group in 2009. It was created to combine

the assets of the communities to enhance services, focusing on safety and financial efficiency. “This has helped us work more efficiently together,” Hammonds said. “The more you run together, train together, work together, the more efficient the overall operation is going to be. “We recognized the new economic reality dictates that fire departments look for better ways to fund and staff fire departments,” Hammonds said in a news release. “The immediate benefit of the NEFT is it puts more firefighters on a fire scene faster with the necessary management to handle the call. “Individually, these departments could never afford to have those resources solely committed to their community,” Hammonds said. The award recognized that the collaborative model is “repeatable around Ohio, and in other metropolitan areas around the nation,” according to a news release from the Northeast Fire Collaborative. The group was also a finalist for an award in innovation from the International Association of Fire Chiefs in 2010.

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Princeton students find harmony in service group By Kelly McBride

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Members of Princeton High School’s 2010-2011 Modern Music Masters are: Kiah Clingman, copresident Sami Nowlin, co-president Alyssa Santos, secretary Charles Hiser, treasurer Emily Warner, librarian Kaitlin Neisel, co-historian Andrea Rohrer, co-historian Marcus Donaldson Megan Grender Heather Hoppe Joel Manzi Melody McGee Mark Mendoza Samantha Raymond-Ball Ian Warner Jed Washam Emily Weber

Princeton is performing a new verse in community service, with an organization that incorporates music into the student-run effort. Modern Music Masters is an international music honor society, which began in Park Ridge Ill., and incorporated in 1952. The service chapter is organized and led by students, with a goal of serving their school and surrounding communities through music, according to Angela Santangelo, the Princeton group’s adviser. Students must meet academic and musical ability criteria to participate in the organization.


Princeton High School’s Modern Music Masters service organization includes students, from left: Jed Washam (cello), Ian Warner (violin), Melody McGee (clarinet, soprano), Sami Nowlin (violin, soprano), Kiah Clingman (violin, alto), Emily Weber (percussion, alto), Heather Hoppe (violin, soprano), Marcus Donaldson (baritone) and Emily Warner (violin). Princeton activated its chapter this school year, and already the group has performed at Cottingham Retirement Community in Sharonville, and at University Hospital. “We are giving back to

the school, using our talents,” said Kiah Clingman, who sings soprano and plays clarinet. She enjoyed performing for residents at Cottingham. “They were laughing and happy, singing along with

us,” Clingman said of the residents. “It makes us happy, too.” “Everyone can identify with this because everybody enjoys music,” said Jed Washam, who plays cello. “It can bring every-


Saint Gabriel Consolidated School’s seventh-grade will present the play “After Hours” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 24, and Friday, March 25, at Glendale Elementary, 930 Congress Ave. Admission is $1 or a canned good to be donated to a local food pantry. For more information, call Saint Gabriel at 771-5220.



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Bethany School first-grade teacher Kelly Tedesco, center, was surprised by a visit from Todd Dykes of Channel 5 and Enid Oquendo from Cleaver Crazes for Kids. Tedesco was nominated for Teacher of the Week by John and Amy Drees, parents of Tedesco’s student, Andrew. The Drees nominated her because they are “very impressed with Mrs. Tedesco’s very caring classroom.” From left: Andrew and Amy Drees, Dykes, Tedesco, John Drees and Oquendo.

Scarlet Oaks students qualify for state FCCLA competition Students in the early childhood education, culinary arts and hotel operations programs at Scarlet Oaks demonstrated their skills at the regional FCCLA competition. Eighteen students qualified for the upcoming state competition, where they will

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University of Akron – Mark Solomon • University of Cincinnati – Bradford Albrinck, Alexander Baca, Dana Borcherding, Stephanie Carson, Adam Dimarco, Michael Dwyer, Andrea Evans, Dorine Frank, Sean Geary, Adam Halchak, James Haller, Daniel Haverkamp, Rory Hodous, Christopher Honkonen, Anagha Jamthe, Kelli Jenkins, Alexander Katz, Raymond Martell, Jill Meyer, Beth Miller, Laurie Miller, Diana Nardini, Lorraine Ray, James Roelker, Angela Rouden, Samantha Russell, Stephanie Sennett, Amy Stenger and Chad White. • Erica Rumpke has received a bachelor of arts, cum laude, in anthropology and English from Loyola University. She is from Wyoming.

Eighteen students qualified for the state competition. event set-up; Sheri Grove, senior in culinary arts, gold medal in event set-up; and John Garrett, senior in culinary arts, gold medal in culinary team. • Sam Dobroszi and Gavin Chung, Loveland High School seniors in culinary arts, gold medalists in the culinary team event. • Sara Hopkin of Madeira High School, a senior in culinary arts, silver medal in pastry arts. • Hayley Starrett, junior from Norwood High School in culinary Acrts, silver medal in meeting event set-up. • From Princeton High School: Alaina Gaines, culinary arts junior, silver medal in meeting event set-up; and Maleka Green, hotel operations senior, silver medal in meeting event set-up. • From Reading High School: Amanda Blevins, junior in culinary arts, silver medal in meeting event setup; and Erica Hasler, hotel operations senior, silver medal in hotel linen operations. • From St. BernardElmwood Place High School: Alyson Brinck, hotel operations senior, silver medal in hotel linen operations; Karie Bowlin, gold, early childhood education team event. • From Winton Woods High School: seniors Tara Conroy and Lindsay Burnett, gold, early childhood education team event.


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Pitching will be key for Cowboys


Princeton High School catcher Zac Roberts will lead a core Vikings’ seniors during the 2011 season. Roberts signed his letter of intent to continue his baseball career at the University of Rio Grande in February.

Vikings bet on talent for 2011 success By Nick Dudukovich

Despite coming off a 916 record last season, Princeton High School firstyear varsity baseball coach Austin Rhoads likes his team’s chances in 2011. The coach’s reason for being optimistic is pretty simple. He believes his club’s level of talent will aid in turning the Viking baseball program around. And he could be right. The Vikings are a seniorladen squad that possesses potential college talent, according to Rhoads. On the mound, seniors Danny Roper and Ben Young will be the anchors of the pitching staff. Despite posting a 5.61 ERA in conference games last spring, Roper picked up three wins and struck out 33 hitters in 38.2 innings pitched. “Danny is one of those veteran guys that know how to pitch and get guys out. I’m confident throwing him out against anybody,” Rhoads said. Young, a 6-foot-5 righthander, is a hard thrower who is coming off shoulder surgery. His potential was evident last season when he struck out 12 batters in 10.2 innings during league play. “He’s a strong-armed kid and we are excited to see him take off because he can throw the ball pretty hard,” Rhoads said. On offense, Rhoads said the Vikings will try to utilize its speed on the base paths to create pressure on opposing defenses. He added that this philosophy could make the Vikings a fun team to watch. “If we have to put down a bunt from time to time, (we’ll be fine). We’ve got guys that know how to play, so I think our offense could be pretty exciting.” On offense, outfielder Lionel Hill, first basemen Mike Smith, infielder Tim Easterling and catcher Zac Roberts should provide the sparks throughout the Princeton lineup. Roberts, who recently committed to continue his career at the University of Rio Grande, hit .339 last season with 14 RBI. As the squad prepares to host Lakota West in its season opener, March 28, Rhoads is focused on having his squad aim to be the best. “Our goal is to win the Greater Miami Conference championship, and that might not happen, but that’s the mindset you’ve got to take if you want to be champion,” he said.

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Chris Fiehrer adheres to the tried and true. “I’m a big believer that pitching wins,” the Wyoming High School baseball coach said. “We’ll go as far as our pitching takes us.” Luckily for the Cowboys, they have some solid hurlers at the top of their rotation: Seniors Joe Panos and Colin Fogel and junior Andy Dickson. Panos went 2-1 with 18 strikeouts in 14.2 innings last year, while southpaws Fogel and Dickson went 1-4 and 3-2, respectively. “We’ll depend on (Panos) a lot – at least once a week,” Fiehrer said. “And we’ll need the other guys to have good years, too.” Junior Max Kadish has earned the closer role; he had 31 strikeouts in 25.2 innings last year. Also a shortstop, Kadish hit .451 with a .541 OBP last year and had a team-high 12 doubles. Kadish – along with senior second baseman Ryan Bundy, who hit .427 with 25 RBIs and 15 steals last season – will lessen the blow of graduating former all-leaguers Evan Aleshire

and Michael Becker. “Defensively, as far as fielding up the middle, they’re the best I’ve ever had,” Fiehrer said of Kadish and Bundy. “They both swing the bats great, but they bring a lot to the table defensively.” Junior outfielder Adam Chalmers will also be key for the Cowboys. A first-team all-star as a sophomore, Chalmers hit .429 with two home runs and a team-high 38 RBI last year. He also stole 11 bases and scored 21 runs. “Adam had a great year last year and played a lot of baseball throughout the summer, so I expect him to have a great year,” Fiehrer said. Senior Robert Gomez (IB) and juniors Chris Campbell (C) and Adam Cridler (OF) will also contribute, as will freshmen Will Marty (P/SS), Casey Howell (OF/P) and Henry Moore (IF/P). “We’re young,” Fiehrer said. “We’ve got some good leadership, but we’re also really young, and that’s exciting to have talent like that.” Wyoming went 12-15 (7-7) last year and tied for fourth with Mariemont in


Wyoming High School junior second baseman Ryan Bundy turns a double play during Wyoming's 10-8 come-from-behind victory over McNicholas April 6. Bundy returns for the Cowboys this season. the Cincinnati Hills League. Fiehrer said Reading is the team to beat this season and that Madeira has the best offense. “I would put us right in the middle,” he said. “Like

every team in the league, we want to be in contention and have the opportunity to win the CHL.” A sectional title wouldn’t hurt, either. “Over the years, we’ve

been fortunate enough to have some tourney success,” Fiehrer said. “We’re going to play good defense, we’re going to swing the bats – we just have to pitch well.”

The boys of Moeller reshuffle, reload By Scott Springer

At Moeller, the Crusaders typically reshuffle and reload come baseball season and this spring should be no different. The Crusaders were 29-2 last year (10-0 in the Greater Catholic League) and lost in the Division I semi-finals to Elder last June. Only three starters return from that squad (Alex Barlow, Kevin Brinkman and Jake Madsen) but coach Tim Held has plenty of guys ready to step up as seniors and a fairly loaded junior class. “We have an outstanding group of juniors with John Tanner and Ty Amann already getting a lot of college interest,” Held said. Amann plays second base and shortstop and


Moeller High School’s head baseball coach Tim Held’s coaching record in three years as head coaching is 79-14. Last season, the Crusaders finished 29-2. leads off for the Crusaders. “Ty’s that classic tablesetter,” Held said. “He hits left-handed, plays middle infield and he’s fast. He can cause some problems when he’s on base. He’s fast and can stretch singles into doubles. He’ll be exciting to

watch at the top of the lineup.” Tanner is a lefty who looks to get some starts and share some time at first base with senior left-hander Madsen (who also pitches). Madsen hit .500 with two homers and 25 runs batted in while also posting a 3-0 record as a hurler. “He (Madsen) didn’t throw a lot of innings since we needed him at first,” Held said. “This year he’ll be counted on to throw a number of innings. He’s got starter stuff.” The plan is a platoon system of sorts between the junior Tanner and Madsen. Moeller’s top experienced pitcher is right-hander Eric Stiene, who has already signed with Xavier. Stiene threw 19 innings last season and was 2-0. “He threw a lot of the

non-conference games for us,” Held said. “He’s got good experience going against the GMC and FAVC teams, now he’s got to step up to throw against the GCL schools.” Moeller’s top returning player has been occupied of late with a larger sphere and a rim. Starting basketball guard Barlow hit .532 as a shortstop/third baseman last season. “He had a 50-hit season as a junior,” Held said. “Just the fourth guy in Moeller history to accomplish that. I think he could play basketball one day and walk out and get four hits for us the next day.” Despite his baseball talents, Barlow has made it clear that he’s looking at basketball as his future. “He didn’t get all the calls he wanted over the

summer,” Held explained. “He said, ‘If that’s the way it’s going to be, I like basketball better.’ I think he wants to be a college basketball coach, so he turned his attention that way. More power to him.” Held also gets senior Marc Gallenstein from the basketball team, a .300 hitting outfielder last season. It’s the 50th anniversary of Moeller baseball and the Crusaders look to be in the hunt as they are most seasons. Held sees Lakota East as one of the more powerful teams around. Of course, he never discounts the GCL opposition. “I think La Salle’s got a bunch of pitching back from last year,” Held said. “Elder’s just Elder. They’ll always find a way to compete no matter who walks out there for them.”

Youthful Eagles look to stay atop MVC By Nick Dudukovich

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy head baseball coach Larry Redwine said his 2011 squad is the best collection of talent he's had in his seven seasons with the Eagles. That’s saying something considering the Eagles have gone 76-2 in the Miami Valley Conference during the Redwine era. Despite this statement, Redwine is staying cautiously optimistic. While the abilities of CHCA’s current crop of players is undeniable, Redwine is working to manage the expectations of a young squad. “I think because of CHCA’s success over the years, the team is feeling good, but I just don’t want to have unrealistic expectations for a young team,” he said.

The graduation of all-state players such as Matt Williams, Jake Shomaker and John Lloyd has left big shoes to fill on the Eagles' roster. “Anytime you lose three all-state guys, you have to replace them,” he said. “I feel good about the kids we have replacing them, but they are not yet proven to be the caliber of those guys.” Regardless of graduation date, the Eagles will be bolstered by a formidable starting rotation. Junior left-hander Matt Blankenship led the squad with five wins and 1.53 ERA a season ago. With a good curveball and change up complementing his 83 mile-per-hour fastball, Blankenship could be poised to have another dominant season. Also drawing a lot of attention

on the mound is 6-foot-7 junior Ted Andrews. Andrews, whose fastball tops out at 86 miles per hour, is being recruited by the likes of Stanford and Vanderbilt universities. “He’s so big it looks like he’s stepping on your toes,” Redwine said. “He’s halfway to the plate before he releases the ball." With right-hander Evan Jelley rounding out the rotation, Redwine has the utmost confidence in his hurlers. “From what I’ve seen, my three guys could be the No. 1 starter on any staff in the conference,” he said. On offense, the Eagles will welcome the addition of junior third basemen/closer Danny Moorehead, a Hamilton transfer and reigning Division II state diving champion,

as well as sophomore second baseman Bobby Paola, who played junior varsity last year. Sophomore brothers Jacob (SS) and Jonathan (OF) Banks could also provide a spark as underclassmen. The quartet will join an established lineup presence in the form of catcher Cameron Armstrong, who hit .348 last season. While growing pains will be expected this spring, Redwine and his club are still shooting for a memorable season. “We’ve got talent, it’s a matter of showing what they are capable of doing on the field,” he said. “Our expectations are that we are going to win a conference championship, and we want to win sectionals and take it from there.” Fore more coverage, visit



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Let’s not blur deficit reduction into social warfare

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (whom I greatly respect and admire) has “got it right.” He wants to include tax reform in the federal budget deficit debate. He points to the lessons learned from the 1990s when President Clinton balanced the budget with a plan that didn’t just cut domestic discretionary spending (currently only 12 percent of the total budget,) but also tackled mandatory spending and reform to the tax code. Sen. Schumer is promoting a similar strategy for any deal struck on a continuing resolution for the

rest of this fiscal year. Schumer is critical of the House Republicans’ current approach for focusing so narrowly on domesRichard tic discretionary Schwab spending. He this Community argues approach is Press guest harmful to ecocolumnist nomic growth and does not meaningfully reduce the deficit

CHATROOM March 16 questions

Rest Haven Cemetery in Evendale is adding a seventh mausoleum to its Plainfield Road site. Do you have any concerns about the plans? What are they? No responses In light of reports of teachers cheating to prepare their students for standardized tests, what changes would you make to the testing and school evaluation system? What actions, if any, should be taken against the teachers? “A universal truth in business is that you get what you measure. If it is not important enough to measure, you will never reach a level of acceptable performance. “For years, there were few quality measures to quantify the results of the education process and then came standardized tests as an attempt to remedy this. Now, we have the attention of teachers. “They are trying to teach those things which will show that their students are successful on the standardized tests. Teacher’s jobs can depend on the results. “Unfortunately these tests are an imperfect measure, like sales goals or quarterly financial results. They can be manipulated, subverted and falsified. “While there may be some teachers who have been overzealous at trying to help their students do well on these tests, few of these incidents rise to the level of intentional malfeasance. “We should reprimand the overzealous and fire those who blatantly disregard the rules, but the long-term fix is to find a better measure of the educational outcome. “These days we are spending almost as much time trying to test whether Ruben or Sasha can read as we are teaching them to do so. “Perhaps standardized testing has been overdone.” F.S.D. “I don’t think cheating is the word here, but any good teacher will prepare their students for any test if they felt it would benefit the student to better understand the test format and perhaps pass the test more comfortably.” O.H.R. “I am not so sure the problem is individual teachers who are cheating. I suspect the real issue is school administrations establishing cheating as a systematic way to meet state standards. “In either case, the state must

Next questions Princeton School District is moving its administrative offices from Glendale to Sharonville. Do you think this is a good move for the district? Why or why not? Should the United States rethink its nuclear power program and plans because if the situation in Japan? Why or why not? Every week The Tri-County Press asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line. prove cheating has taken place. “Once that has been done the state should have statutes in place to deal with either eventuality – individual or district cheating. “If the state has failed to anticipate this possibility then shame on the state; it has invited cheating. “Any law or statute that does not include a penalty for its violation invites indifference or worse, contempt.” R.V. “Is this the teachers’ fault or is administration putting too much pressure on the teacher to achieve higher grades for more monetary rewards? “Maybe there should be some independent volunteers walking the rooms to guard against cheating, etc ... I’m sure tests do not have to be administered all in one day so scheduling could be assigned appropriately. “As for as actions taken against the teachers, they cheat they pay the price – of course the union would not allow them to be fired. “How would they treat their student that was caught cheating?” D.J. “It’s sad to think that teachers, like everyone else, can be dishonest, but it shouldn’t surprise us, because they are human too. The only changes I could suggest, since I lack expertise in the field of education, would be to provide more oversight. “Evidently, that oversight was lacking in the cases to which this question refers. “As far as the specific teachers who actually cheated are concerned, if a fair and thorough investigation confirmed that they did cheat, I would have to recommend that they be dismissed. There are some fields where such dishonesty and incompetence cannot be tolerated – and education is one of them.” Bill B.

and much less the debt. I would add that this narrow focus on domestic discretionary spending unnecessarily puts at risk education, health and critical social safety net programs. It appears conservative lawmakers and activists want to use the budget process to force action on their politically volatile social issue policy goals. Choking off funding for Planned Parenthood, defunding the new health care/insurance reform law, overturning environmental, financial, consumer protection regulations, and defunding

Public Broadcasting and National Public Radio are just a few of the targets. A side bar: The scale of the cost of Public Broadcasting is minuscule in the context of the deficit as a whole. Yet the value of Public Broadcasting to our nation is monumental. Public Broadcasting received $430 million in federal funding for 2011 and $445 million for 2012, and the most recent Obama budget bumps funding slightly to $451 million. These funds represent an unrecognizable, tiny drop in the

When (and if) you speak, legislature does listen Protests. Chants. Signs. Letters. E-mails. Phone calls. Visits. Capitol Square is bustling as the Ohio legislature considers some very dramatic changes to state law. These include rescinding education reforms, repealing Ohio’s estate tax, and eliminating collective bargaining for public workers. The last has drawn tens of thousands to the State House to express their views. Just how much influence does an ordinary citizen have? Plenty. While we elect representatives to the legislature and empower them to pass laws and appropriate funds, John or Jane Doe has ample opportunity to participate in the process. This begins with educating your legislator about your issues and ideas. I hold open office hours each month in different parts of my district so that my constituents can meet with me one-on-one. I’ve gotten several ideas for legislation, such as protections for working mothers, repairing the enormous hole in school funding, and caring for our veterans and active duty military. I prefer to conduct my research

before writing the bill. I meet with interested parties and consult experts as well as review legal and technical information. It can take State Rep. weeks or even Connie months to prePillich pare the actual legislation. Community Once introPress guest duced, the bill is columnist assigned to a committee and the real work begins. This is one of the best times to contact your legislator about the bill. E-mail, call, write – you can even testify at a committee hearing. However, the committee chair has the right to limit the number of hearings and the length of testimony. The committee can slightly amend or even replace the bill with something completely different – sometimes what goes in is nothing like what comes out. Passage out of committee does not guarantee that a bill will reach the House floor for a vote. The


Rules and Reference Committee selects which bills go to the floor, with the Speaker of the House as the final arbiter. We often have robust debate on the House floor. Given this year’s landmark legislation, there will likely be long hours of debate. The public can watch this debate live or taped on the Ohio Channel online ( Local PBS channels also re-broadcast much of the proceedings in their regular programming. A bill needs only a simple majority vote of our 99-seat House. Then it moves to the Senate and goes through the same process, allowing John or Jane Doe the same chance to get involved. The final stop for any legislation is the governor’s desk. The legislature can only overturn the governor’s veto with a two-thirds majority vote. The process is old, but it is also open. So get informed. Stay involved. This is democracy. State Rep. Connie Pillich can be reached at (614) 466-8120,, Find legislative information at

POLITICALLY SPEAKING Reaction from local lawmakers to issues in the news:

Ohio Senate President Tom Niehaus and State Rep. Connie Pillich (D-Montgomery) issued the following statements regarding Gov. John Kasich’s State of the State address March 8: Niehaus “My colleagues in the Senate and I look forward to working with the governor, as we already have, to move his agenda. I’m proud of the fact that two months into the year we’ve already given bipartisan approval to a job creation plan and a regulatory reform initiative. We’ve also passed landmark and long-overdue reforms of Ohio’s labor laws. That’s major progress, but we have a lot more heavy lifting to do. “The governor laid out some very sobering challenges facing our state, but he also delivered a clear plan to get us back on track. I appreciate his comments about transforming Ohio. We can’t just tinker around the edges. We have to fundamentally change the way we manage our state and local governments. When the private sector falls on hard times, they cut

back; they restructure; they get lean until they can restore profitability. The public sector just keeps doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results. “Ohioans voted for change in November, and they should stand with us as we make these tough decisions. They certainly realize by now that nothing we do this year will be easy. The actions we take will cause some temporary pain, but nothing short of bold leadership will restore economic growth and job creation. If we were sent here to be in a popularity contest, we would skip the hard choices and keep the status quo. That’s not acceptable when Ohio’s future is at stake.” Pillich “I thought the governor’s State of the State speech was rather underwhelming – he lacked any vision for Ohio’s future. “I am glad the governor has finally gotten on board with sentencing reform, and prevention and treatment for drug abuse and mental health. And yet, I fail to see how he is going to do any of this while starving local government – which will obviously jeop-

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nation’s deficit bucket. The effort to eliminate funding for Public Broadcasting has more to do with a culture war than debt reduction. I stand with Sen. Charles Shumer and the White House in a call to “broaden the playing field” when it comes to deficit and debt reduction. Richard O. Schwab was formerly associate head of school and middle school head, Cincinnati Country Day School. He is also neighborhood team leader, Glendale Organizing For America Community Team ( He lives in Glendale.

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ardize these services. “I heard no plans to create jobs or build infrastructure. There were no specific proposals, so I am left wondering if he has a plan at all. “On top of all that, my biggest concern is his plan to dismantle education. A strong school system is not only a moral obligation but also an economic imperative. The future of our state relies upon the education of our youth. But the governor wants to rip apart the reforms that have propelled us to a high national ranking. That is both unsettling and unacceptable. It’s not good for our kids. It’s not good for our economy. It’s not good for our state.”

Ohio State Sen. Shannon Jones (R – Springboro) reacts to passage of Senate Bill 5, which limits collective bargaining by public employees: “I understand that reform is hard, but it’s what Ohioans sent us here to do. We cannot restore our economy and create jobs if we keep raising the tax burden on Ohioans, and the only way to get that under control is to limit the growth of government. Senate Bill 5 is an important step in that process.”



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New Deer Park store helps struggling families By Amanda Hopkins

Bonnie and Tracy Runyan are turning their own experiences into an opportunity to help others. The Runyans recently opened Smooth Move and Little Delights Retail and Consignment Shop on Galbraith Road in Deer Park. The Colerain Township couple have been working since December to open a retail store that offers both new and gently used items at affordable prices. “We want to meet the needs of this economy,” Tracy Runyan said. Both Tracy and Bonnie Runyan lost their jobs two years ago and were unable to find jobs. They said they filled out more than 300 job applications each, but were unsuccessful. Bonnie Runyan said she got the idea for the store to give other people facing tough economic times an opportunity to buy the things they need at lower prices. ‘There are families out there that need help,” Bonnie Runyan said. The store carries items for men, women and children including accessories, shoes, clothing, household appliances, books, electronics and more.

Linda Berg with just a sample of her Gypsy Moon Imports. It makes you want to travel to some place warm right now.


Bonnie Runyan and her husband, Tracy Runyan, recently opened Smooth Move and Little Delights Retail and Consignment store on Galbraith Road in Deer Park. The Runyans also keep a bin at the front of the store to collect non-perishable items that they donate to the Freestore Foodbank. Smooth Move and Little Delights Retail and Consignment Shop is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and is located at 4069 E. Galbraith Road.


Peter Zimmer, right, and his daughter Ashlyn greet customers as they enter SmoQ in Springdale. The aroma of smoked meats and the sounds of bluegrass jazz fill the restaurant, which opened several weeks ago.

SmoQ brings South to Springdale By Kelly McBride

If it’s legal, they’ll SmoQ it. That’s the motto at SmoQ, Springdale’s newest restaurant. With barbecued ribs and chicken at the core of the Southern-style menu, owner Peter Zimmer has found ways to bring smoked food to the most unlikely dishes. Like smoked apple pie. Smoked cherries in the Manhattans at the bar. Smoked peaches in the iced tea. And the margarita glasses are rubbed with smoked salt. Uncle Jerry’s shrimp and grits includes andouille sausage and a jalapeno sauce, and the meatloaf is made with bison meat. Of course, the menu includes collard greens and a sweet potato brulee. Zimmer’s restaurant was a journey that was years in the making. As a chef and former owner and manager of several restaurants locally, he was inspired by southern barbecue and Cajun cuisine after traveling south, to

Mississippi and Tennessee. “It’s a concept built around the smoker,” Zimmer said of the massive unit that slowly rotates the meat for hours each day. “It’s a philosophy of slow cooking at a low temperature,” he said. “I wanted to do this thing the right way. “I came to find out that true Southern cooking is some of the hardest to make,” he said. “That’s because you need time, patience and passion. Without the passion, you won’t devote the time or have the patience.” He said he also wanted to have fun with it, and carve out a niche that nobody else had carved in Cincinnati. Zimmer said he chose Springdale because it’s centrally located. SmoQ, at 275 Pictoria Drive, is visible from Interstate 275, as well, positioned near Showcase Cinemas and next to Pappadeaux restaurant. The restaurant is open every day at 11 a.m. and offers a carryout menu at 671-6776 (SMOQ). Zimmer said his website,, includes an online menu.


Leap of faith takes her to the ‘Moon’

When the owner left the retail I don’t know about you, business, Linda took a leap of but people who start their faith on June 28, 2000, and own business have always opened Gypsy Moon in Greenintrigued me. hills. Since she had the experiIn past years I’ve run ence and connections, she various companies, both doesn’t consider it a huge leap, large and small, but was but I still admire her. always interested in reading Linda and a brother were about individuals taking Evelyn born in Germany, and how she that first step to entrepreneurship. Perkins ended up in our neck of the woods is an interesting story. Among the things they Community Her father was reared in Mount have in common is preparPress Adams and joined the military. ing themselves. You’ll see columnist After WWII, he was stathat when you read about tioned in Germany, where he Linda Berg, owner of Gypsy met her mom. When Linda was 41⁄2 Moon Imports in Wyoming. Not to get the winter gods stirred years old, the family moved to Miami, up again, but they have been especial- where Linda lived until her mid-20s. Meanwhile, her parents relocated ly vicious this year. How delightful to walk into a cornucopia of color in the here. When she came to visit them, midst of all the gray days we’ve had. she met her husband who is from Greenhills. Isn’t kismet wonderful? Talk about raising your spirits! You are immediately transported to They live in Greenhills, so opening a a warm, sunny beach – maybe the business there meant it only took five Riviera, or the Caribbean or Hawaii. minutes to get to work. Since moving her business to Just picture clear blue water and lovely sand between your toes. Well, if Wyoming, Linda couldn’t be happier. you want the same experience, visit “The people here are so welcoming and friendly.” Her imports come from Linda at 514 Wyoming Ave. She is the friendly proprietor whose India, Tibet, Thailand, Indonesia, Nepal, China and Guatemala. Linda personality matches her wares. She used to be the buyer/manager makes and repairs lovely hand-beaded for Third Store in the Tri-County Mall. jewelry, and will let us know when

she begins holding classes in the craft. She does have some men’s clothing, but most of her sales are women’s summer and vacation wear and accessories such as scarves, purses, hats and jewelry. There is also aromatherapy for those who find it a balm for the soul. Posters, self-help books and really beautiful tapestries hanging on bamboo rods are for sale, as well as quilts from India in both single and queen sizes. Knowing that many colors would be on display, Linda chose earth tones for the walls. When you consider it only took her 12 days to redecorate and artfully display castles, wind chimes, mirrors, trolls, candles and statuary and such, you just have to admire someone with so much verve. A visit to the store will show you how good Linda is with visuals. She will soon be selling through a Facebook store site, but in a small way for now. You can check her website at, or call her at 742-8649. 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.

March is month for Red Cross awareness For nearly 100 years, U.S. presidents have called on people to support the Red Cross and its humanitarian mission. President Obama’s proclamation of March 2011 as Red Cross Month continues a tradition begun in 1943 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Cincinnati Region of the American Red Cross has been helping those in need for 106 years. The nation’s largest nonprofit humanitarian organization, the Red Cross: • Responds to an average of more than 600 disasters every a year, providing shelter, food, emotional support and other necessities. • Teaches thousands of people lifesaving skills like first aid, CPR and water safety. March is the perfect time to take one of these classes. • Provides a round-the-

clock link between those in the military and their families wherever help is needed. During March, people can join that effort by becoming a Red Cross volunteer, taking a preparedness class, or making a donation. With the help of nearly 2,000 volunteers, the Cincinnati Region of the American Red Cross serves 2 million people in 25 counties in the Tristate area. To find out more information, please visit

Preparing for emergencies

Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Division of Emergency Medical Services is encouraging Ohioans to work together to prepare their communities for disasters or emergencies. “Our EMTs and firefight-

ers offer Ohioans the highest level of trauma care possible when responding to injury, illness, fire or other disasters,” said Richard N. Rucker, director of the Division of Emergency Medical Services. “However, there are some simple precautions that citizens can take to assist first responders when responding to emergencies.” In the spirit of The Red Cross and emergency preparedness, the division is challenging individuals, businesses and communities to take responsibility for the safety of their families, employees, homes and neighborhoods. Ohio EMS offers five basic steps Ohioans can take to prepare for an emergency or crisis: 1. Get trained. Learn to save lives. The Red Cross offers classes year round to individuals and businesses

on first aid, CPR, defibrillator use and much more. 2. Volunteer. Don’t wait until disaster strikes. Learn how to help now. 3. Donate blood. Become a regular and frequent blood donor to ensure a blood supply that meets everyone’s needs, all of the time. 4. Make the right call. Call 911 immediately when someone is badly hurt, suddenly sick, or anytime someone’s life is in danger. If you are ever in doubt that someone is having a medical emergency, you should call EMS by dialing 911. 5. Get involved. Become familiar with your neighbors and discuss the skills you posses that may prove vital in the event of a neighborhood emergency. For more information on emergency preparedness, visit www.ready.ohio. gov or visit Red Cross online at


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Art in the Parks, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tristate Photographic Society., Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Sharonville.


Nature’s Colors, 10:45 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Glenwood Gardens, 10623 Springfield Pike, Highfield Discovery Garden. Explore nature’s palette of color. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Woodlawn.


Parent Information Session, 7-8 p.m., Brain Balance Achievement Center of Cincinnati, 12084 Montgomery Road, Learn about Brain Balance Program and how it can help your child succeed academically, socially and behaviorally. Free. 257-0705; Symmes Township.


Tools for Caregivers, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Michael Church of Sharonville, 11144 Spinner Ave., Topic: I May Have a Family Member Who Needs Hospice Care – What Do I Do? Presented by professionals in field of care giving. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Caregiver Assistance Network. 241-7745. Sharonville.


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Gorman Heritage Farm, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Gorman Heritage Farm, 10052 Reading Road, Explore and learn the history, methods and values of a working family farm in a natural setting. Guided tours, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on second and fourth Saturdays. $5, $3 ages 3-17 and seniors, free for members. Through Dec. 23. 563-6663; Evendale. Gapper, 6-7:30 p.m., Skyline Chili, 7707 Montgomery Road, Mr. Redlegs, Rosie Red and Gapper take turns visiting fans at 17 area Skyline locations in March, leading up to the 2011 Cincinnati Reds Opening Day. Mascots meet fans, take pictures and spread Cincinnati Reds baseball fever. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Reds. 791-7902. Kenwood.



Codependents Anonymous, 7 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc.. Through March 31. 503-4262; Montgomery.

Evelyn Place Monuments Quality Granite & Bronze Monuments & Markers


FOOD & DRINK Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Fish Fry, 57:30 p.m., Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, 177 Siebenthaler Ave., Fish (baked or fried), shrimp or shrimp fettuccine dinners and two sides, drink and dessert. Kids: pizza, macaroni and cheese or shrimp and one side, drink and dessert. A la carte menu available. Beer available for purchase. Carryout available-call 733-0614. $7.50, $5 children’s dinner. 733-4950. Reading.


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St. John the Evangelist Fish Fry, 5:30-8 p.m., St. John the Evangelist Church, 7121 Plainfield Road, Cafeteria. Includes fried or baked fish, shrimp, pizza, sides, beverages and desserts. Carryout available. Fifty cents to $8. 791-3238. Deer Park.


Remembering the Eckstein School, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Glendale Heritage Museum, 771-4908; Glendale.


Bob Cushing, 9 p.m., Cock & Bull English Pub, 275 E. Sharon Road, Presented by Cock ‘n Bull English Pub - Glendale. 771-4253. Glendale.


Designing Hot Kitchens and Cool Baths, 6:30 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. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Neal’s Design Remodel. 489-7700. Sharonville. Remembering the Eckstein School, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Glendale Heritage Museum, 44 Village Square, Photographs, artifacts, collection of sporting trophies and scrapbook of articles from 1915-1958. It was a school for African-American students during the years of segregation. 771-4908; Glendale.

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Nature’s Colors, 10:45 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Glenwood Gardens, 521-7275; Woodlawn.

RECREATION 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 three-piece fish sandwich. $9, $5 carryout only, $4 ages 510, free ages 3 and under. 891-8527. Blue Ash. Fish Fry-Days, 5-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Includes fried fish, fish sandwich, shrimp, salmon and child’s dinners, soup, sides, desserts, sodas and beer. Carryout and Drive thru available, drinks not included. Fifty cents-$10. Presented by Community of the Good Shepherd. 489-8815; Montgomery.

Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Walks led by Park District volunteers. Walkers may choose what days they want to walk. Ages 50 and up. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 728-3551, ext. 406. Sharonville.


Queen City Storm, 7:30 p.m., Sports Plus, 10765 Reading Road, New professional ice hockey team. $8, $7 seniors, $6 children. Presented by Queen City Storm. 578-6400; Evendale.


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Nature’s Colors, 10:45 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Glenwood Gardens, 521-7275; Woodlawn. Lake Walk, 10 a.m., Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Walk around Sharon Lake with a naturalist, beginning at the harbor. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Sharonville.

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Art in the Parks, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tristate Photographic Society., Sharon Woods, Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Sharonville.




The “Voodoo Loons,” a duo from Cincinnati and Ireland who play Celtic rock and traditional music, will perform from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at the Evendale Cultural Arts Center, Reading and Glendale-Milford roads, as part of the ArtsWave Sampler weekends. The concert is free. Call 563-2247, or visit

International Day Celebrating Women Artists, 12:30-5 p.m., Women Writing for a Change, 6906 Plainfield Road, Mary Pierce Brosmer, keynote speaker. Music by Tracy Walker and Raison D’Etre 1:45-3 p.m. Writing groups, discussions, poetry and more. Food and drinks available. “Hot Flash” documentary premier at 4 p.m. Benefits Women Writing for a Change. $10. Presented by Women Writing for a Change Foundation. 923-1414; Silverton.

Salamander Scour, 10 a.m., Glenwood Gardens, 10623 Springfield Pike, Hike begins at the Gatehouse. For Ages 7 and older.. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Woodlawn.


The Rockin’ Adventures of Peter Rabbit, 2-3 p.m., Sharonville Fine Arts Center, 11165 Reading Road, Beatrix Potter’s most famous long-eared character grows up into a rambunctious teen and he still can’t stay out of the McGregor’s Garden. All ages. Part of ArtsWave Sampler Weekends. Free. Presented by ArtsWave. 733-9600; Sharonville.


Multimedia Family Stories, 1-3 p.m., Women Writing for a Change, 6906 Plainfield Road, Learn how to write your family’s story. Bring just yourself or family members or the whole family. All ages. Part of ArtsWave Sampler Weekends. Free. Presented by ArtsWave. 272-1171; Silverton.

Omope Daboiku, 10-11 a.m., Evendale Cultural Arts Center, Reading and Glendale-Milford roads, Join award-winning storyteller and wordsmith as she spins yarns that reflect traditional Appalachian and other cultural tales. All ages. Part of ArtsWave Sampler Weekends. Free. Presented by ArtsWave. 563-2247; . Evendale.




Improving Your Golf Game with Yoga, 10 a.m.-noon, Evendale Village Recreation Center, 10500 Reading Road, Build strength, focus, calm, flexibility and manage pain in off season while you prepare for next year’s golf outings. Ages 18 and up. $50. Reservations required. Presented by Roger Null and Dan Erdman. 563-2247; Evendale.

HealthRhythms’ Drum Circle, 11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., Evendale Cultural Arts Center, Reading and Glendale-Milford roads, Join Roberta Schultz, a member of the Raison d’Etre trio, as she leads in a recreational wellness drumming circle. Ages 13 and up. Part of ArtsWave Sampler Weekends. Free. Presented by ArtsWave. 563-2247; Evendale.

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Sharonville History Museum, Noon-4 p.m., Sharonville Historical Museum, 11115 Main St.563-9756. Sharonville.


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Tri-State Multiples Children’s Clothing, Toy and Equipment Sale, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Princeton Community Middle School, 11157 Chester Road, Gently used children’s merchandise. Bring bag to shop. $1. Presented by Tri-State Multiples. 860-2491; Sharonville.


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The Bank of Kentucky Center hosts the Professional Bull Riders Greater Cincinnati Invitational Friday and Saturday, March 25-26. See cowboys and riders earn cash and points toward a place in the World Finals. Tickets are $47, $32 and $22 for adults and $12, ages 2-12. Call 800-745-3000 or visit Tony Mendes, pictured, during the first round of the Sacramento Series PBR.

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Celebrating the destruction of a bully Father Lou is off this week. This is a reprint of his column from April 11, 2010.

Most of us, or our children, have at some time experienced being bullied. A bully seeks to intimidate, induce fear, taunt, or control someone considered weaker than they. What a relief it is when a bully is overcome or deposed. Death is a bully! All though our lives it elicits fear in us. Like a threatening vulture awaiting its time, the specter of death (death anxiety) sits on the branches of the tree of life. Its presence leads us to have unhealthy fears about dying, losing people we love, or being deprived of everything we enjoy and value. In fact, the fear of death paralyzes some people so much it can lead to an overcautious living of life (life anxiety). “Why love anyone if someday

I’ll lose them?” “Why try to enter fully into life if it will someday come to a screeching halt?” whispers fearful minds too afraid of the Father Lou bully. Guntzelman A cartoon Perspectives depicts the opening to a dark cave and a set of two eyes peering out of the darkness. The caption underneath says: “If you’re very careful today, nothing good or bad will happen to you.” The bottom line of Christianity is our faith in the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the deposing of the bully Death. Paul states the audaciousness of our faith, “For if Christ did not rise, then your faith is futile and

your sins have never been forgiven… and we, of all people, are the most to be pitied,” (1 Corinthians 15:17-19) Easter is the day we Christians celebrate Christ’s rising and his promise that we will rise, too. So we sing our Alleluias and celebrate. We take to heart the advice early Christians gave that it’s not right to be anything but joyful on Easter Day. We can go on fostering our fondest dreams of life and love, knowing our lives will eventually be transformed for the better and forever. The funeral liturgy affirms: “In him rose from the dead, our own hope of resurrection dawned. And now, the sadness of death gives way to the bright promise of immortality.” Poet John O’Donohue echoes the same point: “Regardless of how we configure the eternal, the human heart continues to dream

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of a state of wholeness, a place where everything comes together, where loss is made good, where blindness will transform into vision, where damage will be made whole, where the clenched question will open in the house of surprise, where the travails of a life’s journey will enjoy a homecoming.” How timidly we state our triumphs and good health by the superstition of knocking on wood. We knock because it allegedly drowns out our boast. We fear that it we enjoy life too much the dreaded bully will return and wreak havoc on us. It’s as though we find it dangerous to hope for too much. Scripture does not yield to such superstition. Since God destroyed the biggest bully of ours, Death, scripture doesn’t knock on wood. It has no hesitation in announcing it loud and clear. In fact, scripture taunts the


What a relief it is when a bully is overcome or deposed. bully of Death that still frightens God’s people so much. It shouts: “Death is swallowed up in victory! “So where, O Death, is your victory? Where, O Death, is your sting?” (1 Corinthians 15:54-55) Furthermore, some people, such as the mystic poet Rilke, see Death being so totally vanquished it now serves us – almost as a friend. He writes, “Death is our friend precisely because it brings us into absolute and passionate presence with all that is here, that is natural, that is love. … This life always says Yes and No simultaneous. Death is the true Yea-sayer. It stands before eternity and says only: Yes.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Christian theologian reveals personal struggle with Holocaust, genocide On Sunday, April 10, Isaac M. Wise Temple, The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, with publicity support from American Jewish Committee of Cincinnati, present The annual Hornstein Lecture: “Never Again, Yet Again: A Personal Struggle with the Holocaust and Genocide” featuring Dr. Stephen Smith, executive director of the Shoah Foundation. Smith’s thought-provoking presentation will explore his journey as a Christian confronted by antisemitism and the Holocaust, how it

changed his life, and what role we can all play to reduce the toll of human suffering. The lecture begins at 10 a.m. at Wise Temple, 8329 Ridge Road, Amberley Village. As a student of theology at the University of London, Smith struggled with the question of why more Christians did not follow teachings of the faith and help those suffering and dying during the Holocaust. While some brave Christian men and women risked their lives to save their Jewish neighbors, the vast majority




did not – some became perpetrators or Nazi collaborators, but most were bystanders. Smith has spent much of his career seeking answers to this question, and working to prevent similar acts of genocide. Smith founded the UK Holocaust Centre in Nottinghamshire, England, and cofounded the Aegis Trust for the prevention of crimes against humanity and genocide. In his current role at executive director of the Shoah Foundation Institute at the University of South-

ern California, Smith is a world advocate for Holocaust education and genocide prevention. He speaks internationally on issues relating to the history and response to the Holocaust, genocide and other crimes against humanity. Inspired by the making of Schindler’s List, Steven Spielberg established The Shoah Foundation in 1994 to gather video testimonies from survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust. Smith is committed to utilizing the 52,000 testimonies in the Foundation’s archive

as a voice for education and action. “We need to listen to those voices (of the Holocaust survivors). We need to keep the memory alive because that’s the heart of our conscience,” he said. “The Annual Hornstein Program in Remembrance of the Holocaust and the Human Spirit” was established in memory of Drs. Stephen and Lusia Hornstein, local Holocaust survivors and doctors who served the Cincinnati community for many years. The endowment fund provides


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Sweet takes a back seat with these savory waffles One of the latest food trends is something that may seem foreign to many of you. Rita It certainHeikenfeld ly seemed foreign to Rita’s me when I kitchen first heard about them: Savory waffles. That’s right, savory waffles, not sweet breakfast waffles bathed in syrup and topped with fruit and whipped cream, but waffles that are great “go withs” for poultry, seafood and beef, to name a few. I know what you’re thinking, but reserve that

thought until you try them. I have a feeling you’ll soon be a fan, too. I have my own recipe for savory waffles, but I don’t measure everything exactly, so I was thrilled when I saw the perfect one to share with you in “Cuisine at Home” magazine. Here’s my adapted version, and you’ll have success, every time.

Savory waffles with chicken & gravy Serves four.


Combine: 1 ⁄2 cup flour 1 ⁄2 cup cornmeal 11⁄2 teaspoons powder 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt


1-2 teaspoons poultry seasoning Cayenne pepper to taste – start with a pinch or two Whisk in: 1 whole egg 1 egg white 1 ⁄2 cup milk 1 ⁄2 cup buttermilk Whisk egg mixture into flour mixture just until blended. Coat waffle iron with nonstick spray and pour in about a cup of batter. Cook according to manufacturer’s instructions and keep warm while cooking chicken. (Or cook chicken first and keep that warm while making waffles).

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breasts or thighs, 6 oz. each, seasoned with salt, dried thyme and pepper 4 tablespoon each: flour and oil 11⁄2 to 13⁄4 cups milk Sliced green onions Maple syrup for serving Dredge chicken in flour and reserve leftover flour for gravy. Heat oil in skillet and add chicken, cooking until done, about 10 minutes. Add rest of flour to pan and whisk for a couple of minutes. Add milk and whisk to make a smooth gravy. Simmer until thickened, add onions and salt and pepper. To serve: top half a waffle with chicken, 1⁄4 cup gravy and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Jack’s tilapia in browned butter

When you have a good piece of fish, you don’t have to do much to it to make it yummy. I season the tilapia with lemon pepper and seasoned salt, and then dredge it in flour. Jack, our 5-year-

old grandson, declares fish in browned butter “is my favorite.” Film bottom of pan with a few tablespoons of butter. Let it get foamy and start to turn golden brown. Don’t let it burn. Cook three to four minutes per side on medium high heat until golden brown and cooked through. Serve with freshly squeezed lemon and garnish with parsley if you have it.

Caramel maple cream sauce

It’s maple syrup time here in our area, and soon you’ll be able to purchase the best maple syrup straight from the source. Here’s a rich sauce to serve over ice cream or fruit or to drizzle over yogurt topped with granola. 1

⁄2 cup pure maple syrup ⁄2 cup sugar 1 ⁄4 cup whipping cream or evaporated milk 2 tablespoons butter 1 ⁄2 teaspoon vanilla 1

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What is a Bouquet Garni? “My recipe calls for this but doesn’t say what it is.” It’s the traditional French seasoning for stews and other slow-cooked dishes. Usually, fresh herbs are tied together in a bouquet with kitchen string or enclosed in cheesecloth or piece of coffee filter to make a sachet. Make it with three sprigs fresh parsley, one sprig fresh thyme and one bay leaf. Remove after cooking. How big is a “sprig?” About 2 or so inches long, for the leafy part of the herb. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Incidents/investigations Misuse/theft of credit card

100 Rogan Lane; cardholder notified of charges being made to credit card; cardholder had not made the purchases; card had been used to purchase gas at two different locations; approximately one hundred dollars in unauthorized charges made; investigation ongoing; March 14.



Andrew Smillings, 29, 2635 Pertage Park, drug abuse, drug paraphernalia at I71 and Fields Ertel, March 7. Tyler Jone, 19, theft at 12035 Lebanon Road, March 8. Sandra Kays, 57, 11058 Bodwell Court, theft at 12164 Lebanon Road, March 2. Mohammed Omran, 23, 1180 Snider Road, possession of drugs at 1950 Mosteller Road, March 3. Calvin Hall, 42, 6112 Joyce Lane, drug possession at Baymont Inn,

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The church will present “Cross Purposes: An Easter Play,” at 7 p.m. on both Thursday, April 21 and Friday, April 22. The play is a contemporary retelling of the Easter story from the perspective of the two thieves. Dessert will be served following each performance. Tickets are required, and cost $5 each or 4 for $18, and are available through the church office, located at 604 W. Kemper Road. Informa-


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

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church

The church is having family fish fry dinners from 5-7:30 p.m., Fridays, April 1, 8 and 15, at the parish activity center, 170 Siebenthalenr Ave., Reading. Dine in and carryout are available. Fish (baked or fried), shrimp or shrimp fettuccini dinners will be available for $7.50. Dinners include two sides, drink and dessert. Kids dinner of pizza, macaroni and cheese or shrimp will be available for $5. Kids dinners include a side, drink and dessert. An a la carte menu is also available. Beer will be available for an additional cost. Carryout orders can be placed by calling 7330614. Side dishes include apple-


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

sauce, cole slaw, green beans, french fries and macaroni and cheese. The church is at 177 Siebenthaler Ave., Reading; 733-5225.

Sharonville United Methodist Church

The church is having a Mission Festival March 26-27. The evening program will be preceded by a free dinner and will feature missionaries Hannah and Brandon Bauh, who have been serving in Pakistan. The current sermon series by Pastor Tad Glover is based on the book “Five Practices of Fruitful Living.” Short-term classes on Wednesday and Sunday evenings are using the book for discussion. Services can be heard on Channel 24. Lenten season small group discussion series will center on the bestselling book, “One Month to Live,” which hopes that life will be different for readers who apply its transformational principles. The youth group is preparing for a July mission trip to Washington D.C. The trip requires helping in three different service projects. There will be a fundraising spaghetti dinner from 5-6:30 p.m. April 6. A Bereavement Support Group meets for lunch on the first Thursday of each month. The choir is preparing an Easter Cantata for 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., April 17. Interfaith Hospitality Network home-

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


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

8am Holy Eucharist I 9am Holy Eucharist II 11am Holy Eucharist II Child Care 9-11 Healing intercessory prayer all services


Pastor Lisa Arrington 9:00 am Contemporary Worship 10:00 am Welcome Hour/ Sun School 11:00 am Traditional Worship 4695 Blue Rock Road Colerain Twp. South of Ronald Reagan and I-275 923-3370

Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA)

Monfort Heights United Methodist Church

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

Nursery Available * Sunday School 513-481-8699 * www. Spiritual Checkpoint ... Stop In For An Evaluation!

Mt Healthy United Methodist Church

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

Sharonville United Methodist

8:15 & 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.



“Growing Closer to God, Growing Closer to Neighbor”

1553 Kinney Ave, Mt. Healthy

Pastor Todd A. Cutter

Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS 5921 Springdale Rd

Rev. Milton Berner, Pastor

Worship & Sunday School 10:30 a.m, Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Sundays

Classic Service and Hymnbook


Donald G. Rixner, 75, of Glendale died March 10. Survived by wife, Helen; stepson, David; siblings Kathleen Brand, Florence Karas Sr., Mary Richard S.C., Sarah Brown and William Rixner Preceded in death by sisters Dorothy Grskovich and Alyne Cawood. Services were March 15 at Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home, Evendale. Memorials to: the charity of the donor’s choice.

Donald L. Sporing

Donald L. Sporing, 76, of Sharonville died March 9. Survived by wife, Helen M. (nee Buck) Sporing; children Larry Sporing, Sharon Hill, Randy Sporing, Pam Kremp and Sue Chen; grandchildren Jasmine, Amanda, Sara, Daisy, Maggie, Jacob, Andrew and Charlie; and sister, Elaine Harter. Preceded in death by grandchild, Corrine; and brother, Jerry Sporing. Services were March 12 at Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home, Evendale.

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1055 Willow Ave.: Grueninger Deborah K. Tr to Dubinski Joseph T. & Janet E.; $460,000. 18 James Place: Fath Michael & Michele to Williams Kathy; $365,000. 191 Washington Ave.: Equity Trust Co. to Holland Donna J.; $75,000. 509 Sharon Road: Hsbc Bank Usa N A. Tr to Kooris Robert; $49,000.

& Michael T. Sullivan to Bac Home Loans Servicing; $149,207. 11056 Woodward Lane: Fannie Mae to Mink Douglas E.; $37,000. 3871 Malaer Drive: Rahe Jamie L. & Ryan R. to Staley Drew S.; $116,750. 3880 Kemper Road: Reynolds Jack to Branscum WE.; $110,000.


234 Diston Lane: Gb & Fo Properties LLC to Baker Nichola A.; $107,500.


509 Compton Road: Mitchell Sharon Lynn M. to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr; $114,000.


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


Visitors Welcome


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

Taiwanese Ministry 769-0725 2:00pm


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

Northwest Community Church


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Wyoming Charter Review Committee will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at 800 Oak Avenue, Wyoming, OH 45215 on proposed changes to the City’s Charter. The public is invited to attend and comment. Individuals requiring special accommodations to participate or attend should contact the City Building 72 hours prior to the meeting. Lynn Tetley City Manager 1628036

About real estate transfers

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

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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


FLEMING ROAD United Church of Christ 691 Fleming Rd 522-2780 Rev Pat McKinney

www. 513-522-3026 Worship: 8:30 am traditional - 10:45 am contemporary Sunday School: 9:45 am Nursery provided

Donald G. Rixner


10914 Lemarie Drive: Snider Rita M.

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

965 Forest Ave - 771-1544 The Reverend Roger L Foote The Reverend Laura L Chace, Deacon


Have you wanted to be a part of a dance, mime or step team ministry but just couldn’t find a church with your age group? Are you searching for a church that you can call home and be feed through the word of God? Come out and see how God is working through a collection of people who are imperfect; who are serving a perfect God. There’s a blessing for you at Victorious Empowerment Worship Center whether you’re a preschooler or a senior citizen, single or married, there is a place for you. If you would like more information or feel lead by the Lord to attend our services, please call Victorious Empowerment Worship Center, or come worship on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Kendrick L. Southerland is the pastor. The church is at the Atrium Conference Center, 30 Tri-County Parkway, Springdale; 578-0190.



Christ Church Glendale Episcopal Church


680 W Sharon Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45240


Sunday School 10:15

Victorious Empowerment Worship Center

Nursery Care Provided

(Disciples of Christ)

Faith Lutheran LCMC

two-week delay at 10 a.m. on Sundays on Channel 24, and at 9 p.m. on Thursdays on Channel 18. SUMC welcomes all visitors and guests to attend any of its services or special events. The church is at 3751 Creek Road, Sharonville; 563-0117;

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

Mt. Healthy Christian Church

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


8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 Third Sunday of Lent "Guest Speaker"


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

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

“Small enough to know you, Big enough to care”

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



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


.com, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 2488600. Mail to: Tri-County Press, Attention: Andrea Reeves, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140.


Christ, the Prince of Peace


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

less families will be housed at the church the week of April 10, provided with dinner, breakfast, sack lunches for the Day Center, where they are counseled and helped to find permanent housing. The youth group meets Wednesday evenings for Bible study and on from 5-7 p.m. Sunday evenings for special events. The group also meets Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. They are planning to visit Indiana Wesleyan University on April 18. The youth group is preparing for its July mission trip to Washington, D.C. with a fund-raising spaghetti dinner from 5-8 p.m., Wednesday, April 6. Sharonville United Methodist Church has services; 8:15 and 11 a.m. are traditional worship format, and the 9:30 a.m. service is contemporary. Children’s Sunday school classes are 9:30 a.m. and Children’s Kingdom Worship is 11 a.m. There are several adult classes. Sunday services are broadcast with a


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

Creek Road Baptist Church

Religion news is published at no charge on a space-available basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. E-mail announcements to tricountypress@communitypress

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

Let’s Do Life Together

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

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

Nursery Provided

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

Phone: 385-9077 Sunday Worship: 10:30am Sunday School: 9:15am Nursery Available/Handicap Access


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


Church by the Woods


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Now enrolling for the 2011-12 school year A montessori, intergenerational,early childhood education program for children 3 to 6 years of age.


Experienced montessori certified teachers Half and full day sessions available Call 513.782.2498 for information or


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