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Princeton health center gets one-year checkup By Kelly McBride

Nurse Practitioner Emily Zaebst treats students and staff at the school-based health center at Princeton High School.KELLY MCBRIDE/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Wyoming author featured at Hebrew Union College event Pretend becomes real at a workshop that includes crafts, story time and snacks. The afternoon features a Wyoming author and her 10th children’s book, “Best Friends Pretend,” a story of two best pals who explore the vast Strauss possibilities of their future. The event, “Let’s Pretend with Linda Leopold Strauss,” takes place at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institutes of Religion from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 6. It’s free and open to the

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public at Mayerson Hall, 3101 Clifton Ave., on the campus of HUC-JIR in Clifton. . The afternoon, geared for kids up to 8-years-old, will begin with hands-on craft activities led by artist and art educator Sara Jane Bellamy. Craft time will be followed by a reading of “Best Friends Pretend,” and conclude with refreshments. The event includes a parade of children who come dressed in costume. “When little girls are thinking about the future, what do they do?” Strauss said. “They pretend. “It’s about empowerment,” she said of the story, ilSee AUTHOR, Page A2

Princeton’s school-based health center is a year old. The center, open to students and members of the Princeton staff, has treated a variety of illnesses over the past year, according to HealthCare Connections, which oversees the center. “The most common use of the center was for acute illnesses such as upper respiratory infections, sinus and pinkeye,” according to a Health Care Connection report. “The second most common use was for various types of physicals.” The center is open every school day, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and is staffed by nurse practitioner Emily Zaebst. “Participating has been growing, though there’s room to grow more,” Zaebst said of the number of students and staff who have visited the center of the past year. “I’d love to see that.” She credits the increasing visits to the center’s accessibility and efficiency. “As soon as we start treating the illness, they start to feel better right away,” she said, cutting short the amount of time a student would be home from school. Most of the patients she sees suffer from acute illnesses such as sore throat, conjunctivitis, asthma or allergy, but she also provides physicals for sports, employment and for annual wellness checks. The center also offers vaccinations, including TDAP, for tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, which is required for students to attend school. The health center will be located in Viking Village when the new school campus is completed. Until then, when the high school moves into the new building across Chester Road, the district will find a place in the high school portion, Zaebst said.

Classic cars headed to Sharonville

More than 400 cars are headed to Sharonville for the 37th Classic Car Show in Sharonville. The April 27 display of 18 classic car classes will fill the downtown area between Sharon and Cornell roads from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free for visitors, and the entry fee for a classic car is $20. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Scarlet Oaks Automotive Education Program.

"Best Friends Pretend" by Linda Leopold Strauss, explores the possibilities of the future, through the imaginations of two best friends.THANKS TO LINDA

Vintage bicycles will join the classic cars and motorcycles this year. Entries will include Corvettes, Chevys, Thunderbirds, Mustangs, street rods and more. Visitors can purchase food and drinks as they view the vehicles, as music fills the square. Registration forms are available at Brad Franks of Liberty Township tends to his 1956 Chevy 210 during the Sharonville Classic Car Show in 2013. It was the first time the car had ever been rained on, Franks said.FILE PHOTO


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This officer doesn’t cop an attitude The last time I followed a policeman for a story I got a ticket. A new stop sign had just been put up and I forgot about it in my quest to see if he was going on a run that would make an Evelyn interesting Perkins column. As COMMUNITY I zoomed PRESS COLUMNIST past the stop sign, the officer was turning around just at the side street where the new sign was. I never forgot that stop sign again. When I recently noticed a Sharonville police

car, I briefly wondered if I should follow him or if I was on my way to another ticket. Brave soul that I am I shook off my worry and found Officer Ray Hugentobler parked off Sharon Road. I pulled up beside him, introduced myself and asked if he would give me an interview. True to his profession, he asked me (in a friendly manner) what I was doing out so early on a Sunday morning. I explained that I had just left church and picked up my church bulletin in case I needed to prove it. After some polite conversation about how kind a Sharonville officer had once been when I locked my keys in my car, Hugentobler


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consented to a photograph and a later interview. He said he wanted to be a police officer all his life and has spent 23 years doing so. Born in Dearborn County, Ray was reared in Elizabethtown, near the Indiana border. It is a small town of seven or eight kids when he was a child. High school was at William Henry Harrison in Harrison where he graduated with 149 other students. Sports activities consisted of a lot of wrestling and football. Cincinnati all the way, Ray cheers for the Reds and Bengals and the threeways and coneys from Skyline Chili are favorites. Instead of hobbies, he spends lots of time with his two children. His grandfather had

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4010 Hauck Road. Attendees will have their own private lounge and will sample three cigars. A cigar representative will go through the basics of cigars – how to cut, what to choose, how to smoke and sample. They will also look at part of a video from Rocky Patel’s company that shows how cigars are made from when they are grown, to when they are harvested to how they are rolled. This will be kind of an introductory class to cigars from a representative that works in the industry every day. There is a $15 material fee for this class which includes three cigars you will be sampling. Bring your own beverages – beer and wine – to the lounge.

Wyoming Business Association ‘Big Shred’ event April 12

The Wyoming Business Association is sponsoring its annual Big Shred Event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 12, in the parking lot at LaRosa’s, 1429 Springfield Pike, Wyoming. Joe Wolke, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones in Wyoming, is the chair of the event. “We like to support our community by getting involved in events that benefit everyone,” Wolke said. “People will be asked to remove their containers, but we will do the rest. Cintas is sending their largest truck for this event,” he added. For more information, contact Mary or Joe at513821-2960.

What we’ve been building has taken generations.

The West Side is filled with traditions, from family to neighborhood to school. Good Samaritan Hospital and TriHealth have been building traditions as well. For more than 160 years, we’ve been a part of the West Side, serving the community with care that’s been recognized around the world. That’s why it’s important to have a TriHealth primary care doctor. A TriHealth doctor is your connection to a system of care that’s focused on helping you live better. To learn more, go to

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Sharonville police officer Ray Hugentobler on duty on a Sunday morning. EVELYN PERKINS/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

The word cop seems to have many possible origins: an acronym for “constable on patrol” or “citizen on patrol,” or a shortening of the word copper from the copper buttons worn on the uniforms of 19th century London police. Perhaps it is derived from the Latin “capere” meaning to capture, or from a Gaelic word equivalent to protector, leader or chief.

Whatever the etymology, we seem to be stuck with it, so let’s just be grateful we have cops like Ray Hugentobler to protect and serve us. 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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served in the Army. Ray’s four years in the Marine Corps meant duty in the Persian Gulf for five months where it was hotter than boiling tar. I wondered if his job as a refueler for war aircraft meant the ignition had to be turned off. Nope – it’s done while the aircraft is running. Then I wanted to know if refueling was done in the air like I read about one time, but, again, I was way off – it was done on the ground. The last two months of his enlistment he was stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in Havelock, NC. He didn’t say so, but having grown up in the valley of the Great Miami River I would guess that he was happy to see green trees and grass again.

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Find out what CrossFit is really about

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lustrated with lively colors, including glitter on the cover. “It’s more about imagination and pretending, which is what children that age do.” The April 6 program is not just for girls. Crafts will include a Superman template, as well as a

CrossFit 101 information session at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 5, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 4. The sessions will educate attendees about the sport of CrossFit and will include a short workout at the end for those who would like to participate. KW CrossFit is at 637C Redna Terrace in Woodlawn. Please contact Frank Wray at 513-3997203 or kwcrossfit with any questions.

Glendale church hosts open house

All are invited to Christ Church, Glendale, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 6, for a festive open house event. After many years of praying and planning, the church is sharing its new campus and information about the many ministries that it was designed to support and empower. Guests are invited to explore the historic church and new addition. Refreshments will be served. Christ Church is at 965 Forest Ave. in Glendale. Call 513-771-1544 for more information.

Candidate forum in Sharonville

The Sharonville Republican Club will hold a Candidates’ Forum April 3. The event, featuring candidates Angel Clark, Jonathan Dever and Rick Bryan for the Ohio House 28th District, takes place at the Sharonville Community Center, 10990 Thornview Drive. The forum, moderated by Hamilton County Board of Elections Director Amy Searcy, begins at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. princess version. Books will be available for sale, and Strauss will sign copies during the event. The event at the Hebrew Union College is presented in partnership with the PJ Library, a Jewish family engagement program that mails free literature and music to families across the country each month. Cincinnati families raising children in the

Relay For Life hosts Wine and Dine

Relay For Life Sharonville will hold a fundraiser for the annual event that raises funds for cancer research. Wine and Dine For A Cure will be held at the Antique Boat Center, 10346 Evendale Drive, Saturday, April 5, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance or $40 at the door. The wine and beer tasting features food and entertainment, including silent and live auctions, music by The Jazz People and magic by Luke Henderson. Tickets can be purchased by calling Larry Roy at 886-4040.

Autism Night at the Sharonville Library

Sharonville Library will host A special afterhours open house for families living with Autism Spectrum Disorders, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, April 11, at the library, 10980 Thornview Drive, 513369-6049. This event is designed to be a low-stress visit to the Library to explore books, activities, educational resources, and programs that meet the special needs of these families. Registration is required. Activities include: » LEGOs and makeand-take artwork; » Storytimes for preschoolers, school-aged children, and families; » How-to session on downloading music and books (and do lots of other fun stuff) from theLibrary’s website; » Library card signups (bring your photo ID with current address); » checking out books to take home.

Jewish faith can sign up for the program through the PJ Library website, The author of numerous stories in children’s magazines over her 30year writing career, she has also published books including “The Princess Gown,” “Preschool Day Horray!” “Drop Everything and Write!” “A Fairy Called Hilary” and “The Elijah Door: A Passover Tale.”



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Students get to the center of the Tootsie Pop issue By Kelly McBride

Mr. Owl posed the question first, but Princeton High School students have some answers. How many licks does it take to get to the center of the Tootsie Roll Pop? The impatient owl in the 1970 commercial bit the candy after three licks. Students in Brian Lien’s Engineering Your Future class have designed machines using STEM principles to find out what it takes to get the center. Lien created the project six years ago as a fun way to approach mechanical engineering. He uses principles of STEM to tie in curriculum with handson learning. » Science: The temperature and pH of the water will impact the number of licks, as well as the force on the candy as it’s

licked. » Technology: Students used computers to create their designs, through Computer Aided Drafting, or CAD. » Engineering: Students calculated the torque, or force, to turn the machine while licking the Tootsie Pop. » Math: Students had to calculate gear ratio. The 25 students in two sessions of Engineering Your Future used the engineering design process that included seven steps: » Define the problem. » Collect information through research. » Brainstorm ideas then analyze them. » Analyze the design. » Develop a sketch of the final design. » Build the model using sketches of the drawing. » Present the project. The machines are up and

Brian Lien, left, and his students are determining how many licks it takes to get to the center of the Tootsie Roll Pop. COMMUNITY PRESS/KELLY MCBRIDE

running, and students will display their work at the Princeton High School Festival of the Arts March 9. The seven machines developed by 25 students will then travel to the Technology and En-

gineering Conference in April, and finally will be displayed at the Ohio State Fair in July and August. Lien said he’s grateful to Tootsie Roll President Ellen Gordon, who sends candy for

students to enjoy and use in their projects each year. The students work in groups of two or three, and as they brainstorm their ideas, they develop teamwork and collaboration skills that will serve them in the workplace. “Besides team work and problem solving, they lean to innovate in this lab,” Lien said. “It’s a good pairing of curriculum with real-life.” The project brought a few surprises for the students. “I was surprised at how hard it was to count the number of licks, to get the counter to do it,” Adam Wagers said. “I spent 12 hours at home working on it.” Brian Faught was surprised at how many licks it took. “I was thinking about 1,000,” he said. His machine counted 237. “It surprised me how little it took.”

Go third and multiply Blake Howard and Indiya Mansfield work on multiplication in their Common Core Edition of Go Math! They are placing equal numbers of counters in each circle to show that multiplication is another way to find how many in all. THANKS TO

Third-graders at Sharonville Elementary are being introduced to multiplication using the new math program, Go Math! Students are creating equal groups with counters and writing matching addition and multiplication sentences to see how the operations are related.


Third-grader Athziri Mendoza uses an addition sentence find the answer to a multiplication problem. Since there are the same number of counters in each circle, you can multiply to find how many in all.

Sharonville Elementary third-graders Gabriela Rosen Nevaeh LeGendre are drawing equal groups and then writing related addition and multiplication sentences to find the totals of multiplication problems. THANKS



Ursuline students honored at Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Ursuline Academy students were honored for their achievements in the regional level of competition in this year’s Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. The Scholastic Awards are in their 91st year and recognize creativity in the classroom. These awards were presented at an awards ceremony on Friday, Feb.21, at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. Ali Hackman ‘14 of Sycamore Township received a gold medal for her portfolio of eight works and was one of 15 students whose portfolios were recognized at the regional level. Her portfolio will now be

judged at the national level where her work will be evaluated and could win one of 16 scholarships. Gold Key selections will be considered at the national level of judging and were presented to the following students in the indicated categories: Kirsten Bailey ‘16 of Montgomery in painting, Ali Hackman ‘14 of Sycamore Township in drawing and painting, Clair Hopper ‘15 of Anderson Township in mixed media, and Julie Ivers ‘14 of Symmes Township in painting. Silver Keys were presented to the following students in the indicated categories: Stephanie

Beck ‘14 of Mason in digital art, Ali Hackman ‘14 of Sycamore Township in drawing, Clair Hopper ‘15 of Anderson Township in printmaking, Colleen Johnston ‘15 of Miami Township in photography, Alene Kennedy ‘16 of Norwood in painting, Abbey Main ‘14 of West Chester Township in ceramics & glass, and Alex Sacay ‘17 of Loveland in drawing. Honorable mentions were presented to the following student in the indicated categories: Molly Anderson ‘16 of West Chester Township in photography, Sabrina Barber ‘16 of Deerfield Township in drawing, Ste-

phanie Beck ‘14 of Mason in digital art, Katie Brown ‘15 of Hyde Park in photography, Kelly Fuller ‘15 of Miami Township in digital art, Lillian Hackett ‘14 of Wyoming in mixed media, Clair Hopper ‘15 of Anderson Township in painting, Colleen Johnston ‘15 of Miami Township in digital art, Maggie O'Brien ‘15 of Symmes Township in painting, and Madi Rinaldi ‘16 of Blue Ash in Digital Art. Patrice Trauth and Jeanine Boutiere are the Ursuline art teachers.

"Dark Chris Drawing," a piece from Ursuline senior Ali Hackman's gold medal portfolio. PROVIDED





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Wyoming first baseman Ellen Koesterman bats against Finneytown in a game last season. Koesterman is the lone senior for new coach Jerry Campbell this spring.THANKS TO ROD APFELBECK

Wyoming girls softball rolls with a new coach By Scott Springer and Mark D. Motz


yellow spheres have been spotted on local fields again as the high school girls softball season is underway. The following is a rundown of teams in the TriCounty Press coverage area.


» Jerry Campbell takes over the Cowboys’ softball program and inherits a team that was 6-14 last spring (4-10 Cincinnati Hills League). Wyoming returns four starters, with the most decorated being sophomore outfielder Ally Golden, who was second-team CHL as a freshman after a .315 season. Top-hitting junior Olivia Munneke (.327) is also back along with senior Ellen Koesterman and junior Erin Campbell. “With only one senior and two juniors, we will be a very young team,” Campbell said. “Early results have shown that we have the ability to be a very good defensive team. We’re young and inexperienced at the pitching position. If the pitching holds up, the team could have a successful campaign.” Madeline (MJ) Juergens, a sophomore, is back with the most pitching experience and that was just one inning last year. The rest of the squad includes sophomores Sophia Abrams, Nora Kovach, Sara Washienko and Maddi Sena, plus freshmen Riley Boss, Samantha Campbell, Emily Dudek, Michaela Fetter, Katie Lewis, Haley Morgal and Raegan Raymer. Wyoming starts off at Finneytown April 7 and then hosts the Lady Wildcats on April 9.

Princeton » The Vikings were 7-23 last season and head coach Mary Von Bargen graduated three players from that squad. Among them was star Emily Roper, who is now playing at Elon College. Brandi Stepp is the lone senior returning; she will play third base for a team trying to gain traction in the Greater Miami Conference. “It’s as tough as ever,” Von Bargen said of the league. “With us trying to rebuild this program, we’re going to struggle in the GMC with all the good teams. But we’re improving.” A strong junior class should help. First baseman Brianna Carpenter will bat third in the order. Classmate Laymayah Lattimore plays second and shortstop and has the kind of speed that will make her a threat to steal on the base paths. The Vikings should get a boost when junior pitcher and shortstop Nicole Lohmueller returns from a shoulder injury. Junior Jamie Lykins returns to the team - she played as a freshman, but not as a sophomore - to handle the catching duties. Sophomore pitcher Jasmine Vincenez will be her frequent battery mate. “Offensively we’re playing well, hitting the ball pretty well,” Von Bargen said. “Our infield defense has been very good. Our pitching and catching need some work, especially our throwing down (to catch potential base stealers), but we’re getting better. The Vikings opened the season at home March 29 against Springboro.


» First-year head coach Leah Crouch inherits an Eagles team that posted a 6-8 record last sea-

son, including a 6-4 mark in the Miami Valley Conference Gray good for second place behind champion Lockland. Crouch was a three-sport star at Lakota High School and went on to become Northern Kentucky University’s female athlete of the year as a senior in 1998. She was inducted into the Lakota Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004. She said one of the hardest things about becoming a varsity head coach is simply not going out herself and playing. “I find myself demonstrating a lot,” she said with a chuckle. “I don’t have all the words for what I want to say yet, so I just show them. But trying to translate from playing and loving the game to teaching it is coming out kind of naturally from that. “So far they’re starting to come together as a team. It’s a young group with only one senior. They need to improve on their critical play. What I mean by that is, when we’re going through situations, they need to start thinking a couple moves ahead. ‘What will I do if the ball is hit to me? Where will I throw? Who do I back up?’ I think a lot of that will come from just playing and we haven’t had a lot of time outside with the weather.” Raelyn Klusmeyer is the aforementioned lone senior; she plays second base and outfield. Sophomore Kassidy Yeomans hit in the .600s as a freshman and can play second, short or outfield. Junior Alex Ledford will pitch, often throwing to classmate Kristina Ranney, who moved to catcher this season after playing first base last year. Watch for freshman Mady Shank, who should see time in centerfield and on the mound. Crouch expects to contend for a league title and to finish on the winning side of the ledger.

The Eagles opened the season April 1 at home against McNicholas.

in Milford) with Mercy April 2, and at Indian Hill April 3.

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» The Lions went 18-4 last year, including a perfect 10-0 in the Girls Greater Catholic League, to earn their first-ever league title in softball. Only two players from the team that reached the sectional finals graduated. Head coach Heather Frietch returns three seniors, all of whom have committed to playing college softball. They include pitcher Danielle Stiene (Hillsdale College), second baseman Kaitlin Barbiere (Bellarmine) and Mackenzie Robinson (Centre College). Also back are junior first baseman Anna Hecht, junior catcher Olivia Amiott-Seel and junior Mailey Lorio, who will spend time in many positions, but often shortstop. Keep an eye on freshman Ellie Glover, who should make an immediate impact in the outfield. “Our focus is to work on fundamentals through the spring,” Frietch said. “Because we do have a younger team, our focus is just to be fundamentally strong, to know what to do in every situation. “I know our baserunning needs work. We haven’t been outside very much. When you’re inside and cooped up, I don’t think they have a really good idea of how much room they have, of where the defense is really going to be around them on the field.” The Lions will wear a target on their backs in the GGCL. “I think it’s going to be very competitive,” Frietch said. “We hope to get back to that top spot in the league.” Ursuline opened the season March 31 at home against Ross.

» Michelle Meenach takes over at Mount Notre Dame where the Cougars struggled with a 2-16 record (0-11 in the last season of the Girls Greater Cincinnati League-Scarlet Division). Now in the reconfigured Girls Greater Catholic League, MND returns eight starters in seniors Gabby Phillips, Kelsey Bushfield and Andie Taney; juniors Madison Taney, Kate Jennings and Meredith Shaffer; and sophomores Lexi Ripperger and Sydney Zeuch. Phillips and Zeuch are pitchers Meenach will rely on and Ripperger plays several positions. Incoming freshman Macy Taney is also likely to have an impact at shortstop. Last year, Madison Taney was first team all-league as a sophomore and Andie Taney made second team as a junior, making it a three-sister Taney attack this season. “I’m looking forward to starting over,” Meenach said. “The program has had its struggles the last few years and we have a lot of talented athletes that deserve a great program. We want our seniors to be proud of their last season at MND and our underclassmen to look forward to their next few years.” Of the current players, Gabby Phillips has signed to play in Division II at the University of Indianapolis. Meenach hopes more such signings are in the future. “Taking the program to the next level is important so we can build it year after year with new incoming freshman athletes,” she said. Upcoming games for MND are at home (Expressway Park

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17 seniors from Ursuline Cowboys, Vikings take to play college sports FIRST GLANCE AT 2014 HIGH SCHOOL BOYS TENNIS

to the tennis courts

By Scott Springer and Mark D. Motz


As the courts begin to dry and the wind subsides, the high school boys tennis season is underway. The following is a rundown of teams in the TriCounty Press coverage area.


» The Vikings finished third behind Mason and Sycamore in the Greater Miami Conference as then-sophomore Matt Arroyo advanced to the district tournament in singles. Head coach Rob Caress graduated everyone but Arroyo from that team, and is hoping to rebuild with some pure athletes as compared to natural tennis players. “They are really focused,” Caress said. “A good group of kids who really enjoy being out there. They have some talent athletically and they’re very coachable. We just have to focus on teaching some of the finer points of the game to them because, for a lot of them, this isn’t their main sport. Arroyo will remain in the first singles slot, but after that, the lineup is wide open. Princeton was still in the process of playing challenge matches through late March when the weather cooperated - to decide who would play singles and doubles and in what combinations. Junior Brian Creed may have the most experience of the newcomers, having played on the JV team last year and seen some varsity action in exhibition matches. Josh Hardin and Abrahm Williams are both out for Princeton tennis for the first time, though both have a little club experience in their past. Sophomore Ryan Shaver and freshmen Joe Cunningham and Damon Foster should contribute at the varsity level as well. Caress said winning the GMC would be a stretch as the team rebuilt, but replicating last season’s third-place finish is a good goal. Likewise, he said Arroyo has a goal to repeat as a district qualifier and reach the state tournament. “Mason and Sycamore are way above the pack,” he said. “After that it’s (Lakota) East and West, Fairfield and Princeton playing for that third spot. Nobody has a completely dominant team or player, so we should be in that mix for the top part

Junior Will Carter made CHL first team last season as a sophomore playing second singles. THANKS TO BOB CARTER

of the league if we can get some of these guys playing together.” Princeton opens the season April 7 at home against Northwest


» The Cowboys return with a full holster this spring after going 8-6 (4-1 Cincinnati Hills League) in 2013. “We didn’t graduate anyone last year so all of my guys are coming back,” coach Ted Plattenburg said. “We have a bunch of guys fighting for the singles spots and doubles spots.” Leading the way is Will Carter, a first-team CHL pick as a sophomore. “He played second singles for us last year and had a very good season,” Plattenburg said. Making second team last spring were Myles Bourbon, a junior with a 140-plus mile per hour serve, and Jay Klein, now a sophomore. Cowboy captains are seniors Nik Plattenburg and Michael Montgomery, who were honorable mention in 2013. Sophomores Chris Murray and Nolan Morley also are back with Plattenburg looking for big things from Murray. “He’s probably put the most time in on the court, so he’s going to be formidable this year,” he said. “He’s grown and matured.” Juniors Jeremy Smucker, Evan Emanuelson and Kiren Thomas round out the Wyoming roster. As always, the schedule is loaded. The Cowboys will go to Louisville St. Xavier and play top teams from Kentucky

and Tennessee. They also play Columbus Bexley and Elder and St. Xavier from the Greater Catholic League-South. “Last year we played Mason and they won s» tate outright,” Plattenburg said. “We’ve taught the boys how to lose gracefully, but not to shy away from competition.” On the forefront, Wyoming opens at Cincinnati Christian April 4 before returning home to Spring Valley Bank Courts on April 9 to face Milford. They will face perennial league leader Indian Hill May 2 at home. “They make us better,” Plattenburg said. “They’re returning a couple of really good guys, but I always smile when we play them. They make us better.”


» Coach Alex Thompson returns just two players from last year’s Crusaders. Senior Kevin Morrison was 12-5 (3-1 Greater Catholic League-South) at second singles and also won a match at first singles. Senior Brendan Farlow was 2-1 at third singles. Both had experience in doubles with Morrison playing first doubles a few times and Farlow playing on an 8-3 (3-0 GCL South) second doubles tandem. Upcoming matches for Moeller are against Indian Hill April 3 and Lakota East April 7. Both will be played at Blue Ash Tennis Courts. Gary Hopkins, the former 2011 GCL-South Coach of the Year, will again serve as varsity assistant to Thompson.


Exercise with others in a safe, friendly environment in the Great Parks by joining Walk Club, open to adults 50 and up who want to get moving and stay motivated with new friends in Great Parks of Hamilton County. Led by Great Parks volunteers, this free group is an opportunity for fitness and fun in the great outdoors. Walk Club groups meet Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:30 a.m. March 5-Nov. 12, at five different parks: Farbach-Werner

Nature Preserve, Fernbank Park, Miami Whitewater Forest, Sharon Woods and Winton Woods. Members can choose where, when and how often they want to walk. Members can also attend exclusive, membersonly nature hikes, health programs and brownbag luncheons hosted by Great Parks every month during the Walk Club Season. For a registration form and full list of activities, call 521-7275, ext. 240, or visit For additional information, please visit or call 521-7275.

Ursuline Academy recently had a college signing breakfast for the 17 senior athletes who have committed to a school and are continuing their athletic endeavors in college. The seniors recognized were: » Kaitlin Barbiere of Evendale will play softball at Bellarmine University » Audrey Coler of Sharonville will play field hockey at Wittenberg University » Christine Frederick of West Chester will run cross country and track at The Ohio State University » Sam Fry of Indian Hill will play volleyball at the University of Notre Dame » Paige Kebe of Loveland will play volleyball at Harvard University » Abigail Main of West Chester will play field hockey at Ball State University » Alisabeth Marsteller of Mason will swim for Princeton University » Emma Meyer of Maineville will play golf at University of Dayton » Claudia Rafi of Mason will play lacrosse at Denison University » Sarah Reilly of Hyde

Ursuline Academy seniors celebrate their commitments to play collegiate sports. In front, from left, are Emma Meyer, Abigail Wellens. In second row are Kaitlin Barbiere, Audrey Coler, Claudia Rafi, Abigail Main. In third row are Christine Frederick, Sarah Seedhouse, Allison Werner, Sam Fry. In fourth row are Temarie Tomley, Alisabeth Marsteller, Emily Slabe. In fifth row are Mehvish Safdar, Paige Kebe, Sarah Reilly. Not pictured is Danielle Stiene. THANKS TO SALLY NEIDHARD

Park will play basketball at the United States Naval Academy » Mehvish Safdar of Mason will play tennis at the University of Minnesota » Sarah Seedhouse of Pleasant Ridge will play soccer at Morehead State University » Emily Slabe of Liberty Township will swim at the University of North Carolina » Danielle Stiene of Loveland will play softball at Hillsdale College » Temarie Tomley of Anderson Township will

swim at the University of Alabama » Abigail Wellens of Springboro will play golf at Bradley University » Allison Werner of Madeira will play soccer at Eastern Kentucky University The seniors were joined by their families, coaches, and members of the school administration. Ursuline President Sharon Redmond spoke briefly, congratulating the student athletes and commending them for their leadership on and off the field.

SPORTS CAMPS OSYSA Soccer Unlimited camps

OSYSA Soccer Unlimited Soccer Camps run by Jack Hermans and Ohio South are returning this summer to several locations throughout the area. Visit soccerunlimited.htm to view the list of camps. For information, call Ohio South at 576-555, Jack Hermans at 232-7916 or e-mail

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Rules tightened for homestead exemption The state Legislature has limited eligibility through an income qualifier for the Real Estate Tax Homestead Exemption for most new applicants after Jan. 1, 2014. This clampdown is yet another in a series of moves made Dusty Rhodes by the state to COMMUNITY PRESS offload expenGUEST COLUMNIST ditures onto local governments and citizens. Other changes made in the past two years include more than a 50 percent cut of state funding to counties, municipalities, and townships and elimination of 12 ½ percent rollbacks on new or replacement levies on owner-occupied resi-

dential property taxes. Taken together, these cuts will literally save the state (and revert these costs back to citizens and communities) well over a billion dollars annually with that amount growing every year due to new levies coming on, the death of current Homestead recipients, and the potential growth in state tax revenues. Under the current version of the law, taxpayers already receiving the Homestead exemption (normally worth around $300 to $400 per year for a homeowner) will be “grandfathered” and will be eligible to receive the break going forward… unless there is a change in their status such as not owning and living in an Ohio residence or no longer being classed as totally disabled.

Special attention should be taken by those who turned 65 before Jan. 1, 2014, and have not yet filed the first time for Homestead exemption. You have a one-time opportunity to apply and be approved without income qualification as long as you own and live in the same home that you did on Jan. 1, 2013. Such “late application” must be received at the auditor’s office on or before June 2, 2014. New applicants becoming eligible by age or disability after Jan. 1, 2014, will now need to meet an income test to be approved for the Homestead exemption. A taxpayer and spouse with an individual or joint household Ohio adjusted gross income (OAGI) of more than $30,500 on their 2013 state

income tax return will not be eligible for the exemption in the current year. If, in the future, the taxpayer(s) report an income below the eligibility threshold, the exemption may be approved for that year. New Homestead applicants who are not required to file an Ohio income tax return must submit appropriate documentation to the county auditor to prove income eligibility. It should be noted that Ohio adjusted gross income is not necessarily the same as the total income received in a household. Receipt of Social Security benefits would be a major example of an income source not considered for OAGI and thus not affecting eligibility for the Homestead exemption. The normal filing period for

the Homestead exemption is between the first Monday in January and the first Monday of June each year. Annually, in March, we mail an inquiry concerning continuing eligibility to taxpayers who received the Homestead exemption in the previous year. If there is no change in the eligibility status no action is necessary by the taxpayer. More detail about the Homestead tax exemption may be found on the Hamilton County auditor’s website ( or taxpayers may visit the auditor’s office on the third floor of the County Administration Building at 138 E. Court St.. The phone number is 946-4099. Dusty Rhodes is the Hamilton County auditor.

President Obama’s war on work

CH@TROOM March 26 question Do you think economic sanctions against Russian banks and officials will prevent Russia from annexing the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine? Why or why not?

“Unlike most of my classmates I excelled in history. Many of the boys complained saying, ‘Why do we have to learn so much about something that will do us no good in real life?’ The teacher replied, ‘Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it’ and she wasn’t referring to our grades. “The scene in present-day Europe is chillingly similar to the 1930s when Hitler was implementing plans to take over any nation he pleased. I cannot believe our president, and especially European leaders, are so feckless. “All the world needs to complete this pathetic scenario is for one of those leaders to wave a piece of paper proclaiming it guarantees ‘Peace in our time.’ Putin, like Hitler, will only respond to force.”


“It's a done deal. This area was Russian for centuries till 55 years ago. The majority of people have spoken. This area has been fought over time and time again. Read history about the Crimean wars. “We have more pressing problems in Syria and Africa where blood is shed each day.”


“No i think that is a done deal and only a real and credible show of strength will deter Mr. Putin.”


“Sanctions are only punitive and will not stop the new Russian Czar from doing what he wants. He thinks he is the new savior of the Russian Federation. “However, sanctions may hurt both the Russian economy and their standing in the international community. That is about all anyone (except maybe the sabre rattler, McCain) can hope to accomplish. It may also give Putin pause to think what his next move may do. “Right now the Obama administration and the Euro zone nations are doing what is proper and prudent. The last thing this country or Western Europe needs is another Iron Curtain going up. But the right wing probably would love to get back to the good old days when we knew who the enemy really was.”


THIS WEEK’S QUESTION There is a campaign both locally and nationally to make baseball’s Opening Day an official holiday. Do you think this is a good idea? Why or why not? Every week we ask readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Ch@troom in the subject line.



The federal government defies the human spirit

America is facing a dangerous prospect: a smaller portion of the population is working than at any time since Jimmy Carter was president. The labor force participation rate, a number used by economists to measure what percentage of Americans are working or seeking work, now sits at 63 percent. Brad This rate is proWenstrup COMMUNITY PRESS jected to fall even further over the GUEST COLUMNIST next 10 years. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office announced last month that the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, will cost the equivalent of 2.5 million full-time jobs. The reason for this drop, as explained by the CBO Director, is that Obamacare “creates a disincentive for people to work.” This is precisely the opposite of what the government should be doing. Yet, with Obamacare, the government has introduced a pro-

gram that makes it easier and more attractive for 2.5 million people not to work. That’s not healthy for our economy or our country. Upon the announcement, defenders of the health care law declared that it is successfully “liberating” people from their jobs. The argument goes that people are no longer dependent on their job. Left out is the second line of that reasoning: we will now have 2.5 million more Americans directly dependent on the government. The out-of-work Ohioans I talk to have never described their situation as “liberating.” Ronald Reagan guided our nation with the fundamental principle that the best social program is a job. I agree. Creative activity in the form of work allows men and women to respond to their human instinct of providing for themselves and their families. Deep within our human nature is the desire to work and to be thankful for the “fruits” that follow. In the State of the Union, just weeks ago, President Obama talked about working hard and taking responsibility, so you can get ahead in America. Now, the administration says to pursue your dreams, work

less – less than full-time! Is that the new American Dream? Approving the Keystone XL pipeline would create 20,000 shovelready jobs tomorrow, but President Obama blocks this environmentally safe project. Our small businesses want to expand and hire, but Obamacare regulations are pushing employers to cut jobs and cut hours. In the House of Representatives, we’re working to get America working, and you can read how at The government should not be in the business of lowering expectations. With less government intrusion, our nation was built by the drive and courage of pioneers and entrepreneurs. Our nation has excelled in the world because of common, everyday people that knew success and the American Dream comes from the fruits of their labor, not a monthly check from the government. Work has value. I can’t always say the same for the federal government. Brad Wenstrup represent Ohio’s 2nd Congressional District. Contact him at

Our humanity is in imminent danger Before we get into this essay take some time to think about your opinion of humanity as it exists in the world today. You also want to consider what changes, if any, have occurred from the distant past. The differences should not surprise you. Other than technology, there are few if any. In the past there was much prejudice and warfare between populations that were more similar than different. It often had to do simply with being from a different Edward Levy city. Religion was COMMUNITY PRESS another point to GUEST COLUMNIST justify hatred. There, again, small differences led to great hatred and mistrust. Compare those prejudices with those of today. Obviously, not much has changed. It was and still is easy to hate someone you don’t know. What seems to be so sad is that we appear to learn to hate without A publication of

any reason other than past prejudices. Those prejudices may be based on long past history that has been misrepresented or even atoned for by later events. In many cases, nothing seems to repair the wrongs. The symbol of this would be the Armenians dislike and distrust of the Turks for events that took place many years ago. With the advances in lethal technology it seems that if humanity is to survive it would be a good idea for all of us to change our nature now. Self examination is a good place to start. How do you react when you see a stranger? Have you considered that the stranger may also be examining you? It seems that the image presented is likely to be a faultfinding experience. If we presume that you a good person, the one judging you may be looking for reasons to dislike you. Those reasons may be entirely based on any or all of the following judgements. Race, religion, sex, size, dress, income, occupation, education, habits, spoken language, well, you get the idea. Are you doing

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the same? The reality is that bad actors of any group make others distrustful of someone of that group who may be a fine and admirable person. As a person who does not judge someone until I have met them, this has been proven to be true. On the other hand, I am not willing to go into areas where crime is prevalent. I strongly feel that this is the responsibility of the particular neighborhood. The bad persons are a severe liability to the good and responsible people that live there. So, the only possible answer is that it all depends on us. Are we capable of accepting any other person as simply as human as we consider ourselves to be? Can we make respect more important than hatred and disrespect? It isn’t all that hard. Sometimes a simple smile will do wonders for a person who really needed it. A courtesy like holding a door and a “thank you” can change your image for the better. Get on the good side. Humanity needs it badly! Edward Levy is a resident of Montgomery.

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Travel the South China Sea by way of photo show By Kelly McBride

Travel the South China Sea to Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau through The Sharon Woods Photography Travel Series with programs scheduled every Friday evening through April 25. There is no program Good Friday, April 18. The photo series showcases amateur photographers’ trips around the world, weaving travel stories with cultural history. Here is a look at the fifth show, sponsored by the Photography Club of Greater Cincinnati:

‘Travels Through the South China Sea – Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau‘ » Friday, April 4, 7:30 p.m. at the Sharon Centre at Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road. » The photographer: Al Klee, of Milford, traveled to Singpore, Hong Kong and Macau. » Trip highlight: “The trip includes a jetfoil visit to Macau to view the remains of St. Paul’s Church, a visit to a traditional Chinese apothecary and the A-Ma Temple, built during the Ming Dynasty, 1368 - 1644,” Al Klee said . » What’s in the show: The photo presentation spans temples to botanic gardens. “This program takes us to Singapore, visiting its many temples,” Klee said, “the Jurong Bird Park and Botanic Gardens. “In Hong Kong we look in on the boat people of Aberdeen, the Aw Boon Gardens, the Sung Dynasty Village and view the fabulous Hong Kong skyline at night.” The Photography Travel Series is a free program, open to the public, though a valid Great Parks of Hamilton County sticker is required for entry. They can be bought at the park for $3 a day, or $10 for the year.

Classic folk dance varies among the cultures of Singapore.THANKS TO AL KLEE

Albert Klee of Milford captured life in Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau in a photo presentation.THANKS TO ALBERT KLEE

PREVIOUS PRESENTATIONS Merlion, a mythical creature of a lions head and fish body, at the Singapore city center, is considered a national personification of Singapore.THANKS TO AL KLEE

March 7 – Cliff Turrell, “Journey Through Time in Andalusia” March 14 – Al Klee, “New Guinea to Borneo - Travels through Southeast Asia” March 21 – Neal Jeffries, “ English Channel Islands and Normandy, Echoes of WWII” March 28 – Cliff Goosmann, “Ireland, a Tour of the Island”


The Aqua Luna in Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong.THANKS TO AL KLEE

The Hong Kong skiline at night.THANKS TO AL KLEE

April 4 – Al Klee, “Travel the South China Sea - Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau” April 11 – Alan Lloyd, “England, I’d Like to Take You Home with Me” April 18 – Good Friday, no program April 25 – Mike Rank, “Arizona: Canyons, Mesas and Ruins”




Art Openings

Dining Events

When Slavery Hits Home: Not Just History, but Here and Now, 6:30-8 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Opening night reception, art exhibit preview and discussion with local experts. Slavery, both historic and modern day, is explored through artwork, short videos, lectures and films. Exhibit features art through the ages, and is open to the public for the first time. Free. Reservations recommended. 761-7500; Jewish-Art-Series. Amberley Village.

Hartzell United Methodist Church Fish Fry, 4-7 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, 8999 Applewood Drive, All-you-can-eat. Atlantic cod, dipped in batter and deep fried to golden brown with homemade tartar sauce provided. Dinners come with sides of homemade macaroni and cheese and coleslaw, complemented with breads and beverages. Desserts. Also offered: two-piece grilled chicken breast, shrimp basket dinner or two-piece cheese pizza dinner. $10, $5 ages 6-10, free ages 5 and under. Carry-out fish sandwich: $5. 891-8527, ext. 1. Blue Ash. Fish Fry, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Woodlawn Fire Station 96, 10121 Springfield Pike, Dinners include two pieces of fish, fresh-cut fries and coleslaw for $6.50. Hush puppies, drinks and deep-fried Oreos also available. Benefits Woodlawn Firefighter’s Association. 771-0233. Woodlawn. St. Michael Parish Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m., St. Michael Church of Sharonville, 11144 Spinner Ave., Cafeteria. All dinners include choice of two: french fries, green beans, macaroni and cheese; and choice of one: coleslaw or applesauce. $3-$7. 563-6377. Sharonville. Friday Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 700 Mulberry St., Includes fish and two side items. Dine in or carry out. $8. 7613208. Lockland.

Community Dance Wyoming Square Dance Class, 6:30 p.m., Wyoming Civic Center, 1 Worthington Ave., Learn Modern Western Square Dance. $5. 874-1790. Wyoming. Cooking Classes Daytime with Diane: Cheeses and Olive Oils of Italy with Diane Phillips, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Fresh from her extended stay in Italy, Diane will share that experience. Ages 21 and up. $65. Reservations required. 489-6400. Symmes Township.

Dance Classes Line Dancing, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Music from variety of genres. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Intro to Ballet and Jazz, 5:30-6 p.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, 880 Compton Road, $85 per session. Reservations required. 521-8462. Springfield Township. Intermediate Tap for Adults, 7-7:45 p.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, 880 Compton Road, $100. Reservations required. 521-8462. Springfield Township. Musical Theater Jazz, 7:45-8:30 p.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, 880 Compton Road, $100. Reservations required. 521-8462. Springfield Township.

Education Acting Classes, 7-9 p.m., Sharonville Fine Arts Center, 11165 Reading Road, Actors build and expand their skills. Prepare for auditions, improv, cold reads, monologues, character development and agency representation. Ages 18 and up. $20. 615-2827; Sharonville.

Exercise Classes Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, 8999 Applewood Drive, $5. Presented by Zumba with Ashley. 917-7475. Blue Ash.

Exhibits Antique Quilt Exhibit, Noon-4 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, 11450 Lebanon Road, View museum’s collection of antique quilts. $2, $1 ages 5-11, free ages 4 and under and members. 563-9484; Sharonville. Vintage Base Ball, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, 11450 Lebanon Road, Exhibit showcasing different styles and eras of baseball equipment of 19th century. Through Sept. 28. $2, $1 ages 5-11; free ages 4 and under and members. 563-9484. Sharonville.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Free, donations accepted. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Youth room. Big book/discussion meeting. Brown bag lunch optional. Open to everyone who desires healthy loving relationships. Donations accepted. 673-0174; Blue Ash.

FRIDAY, APRIL 4 Art Events Photography Travel Series, 7:30 p.m., Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Topic: Travels Through the South China Sea, Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau with Dr. Albert J. Klee. Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275;

Exercise Classes Yoga Happy Hour, 5-7 p.m., Yoga Fit Boutique, 10776 Montgomery Road, Studio. Invigorating practice modified to accommodate all participants ending in deep relaxation. BYOB and enjoy complimentary healthy snack. Ages 21 and up. $15. 237-5330. Sycamore Township. Small Group Personal Training, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Session covers challenges in strength, stability, balance, core and metabolic training. Ages 18 and up. $115 per month. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

Exhibits Antique Quilt Exhibit, Noon-4 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, $2, $1 ages 5-11, free ages 4 and under and members. 563-9484; Sharonville. Vintage Base Ball, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, $2, $1 ages 5-11; free ages 4 and under and members. 563-9484. Sharonville.

On Stage - Student Theater Urinetown: The Musical, 7:30 p.m., Mount Notre Dame High School, 711 E. Columbia Ave., Salerno Center for the Performing Arts. Musical tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. Ages 18 and up. $10. 821-3044, ext. SHOW. Reading.

On Stage - Theater The Curious Savage, 8 p.m., Sharonville Fine Arts Center, 11165 Reading Road, In this comedy by John Patrick, Ethel Savage finds herself the beneficiary of a $10 million inheritance. She wants to donate her windfall to worthy causes and help people who need it, but her stepchildren want the money for themselves. They have Ethel committed to a sanitarium until she “comes to her senses.” While there, Ethel meets a group of lovable misfits who very much need the help she can provide, and they become her new family, while leading her family members on a merry chase. $12, $10 students and seniors. Through April 12. 471-2030; Sharonville.

Recreation TGIF at Kids First, 6-10 p.m., Kids First Sports Center, 7900 E. Kemper Road, Pizza, indoor swimming and night-time snack. $30, $20 each additional child. Reservations required. Through April 18. 489-7575. Sycamore Township.

SATURDAY, APRIL 5 Exhibits Vintage Base Ball, 10 a.m.-5

Heritage Village Museum is having a Vintage Baseball exhibit, showcasing the different styles and eras of baseball equipment of the 19th century. The exhibit runs through Sept. 28. Cost is $2, or $1 for ages 5-11 and free for ages 4 and under and members. Call 563-9484. FILE PHOTO Exercise Classes

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. p.m., Heritage Village Museum, $2, $1 ages 5-11; free ages 4 and under and members. 563-9484. Sharonville.

Festivals Victory of Light Expo, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, Metaphysical convention. More than 230 vendors and 66 seminars cover all things mind, body and spirit. Special guests are psychic Mary Lou Ackerman and shaman/author Kenn Day. Nearly 100 intuitive and holistic practitioners provide personal readings and healings. Face painting, music and belly dancing performances. Healthy food and drinks available. $20 both days or $14 per day. 929-0406; Sharonville.

Health / Wellness Toilet Training without Tears, 10 a.m.-noon, Bethesda North Hospital, 10500 Montgomery Road, Workshop discusses physical, intellectual and psychological readiness signs, strategies to prevent resistance and reduce fears, dealing with accidents, regression and relapses, common mistakes and whether a reward system is right for your family. $30 per person or couple. Registration required. 475-4500; Montgomery.

Music - Concerts Switchfoot, 7 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave., Alternative rock band from San Diego. $35 early entry; $30, $25 advance. With the Royal Concept. 825-8200; Forest Park.

On Stage - Student Theater Urinetown: The Musical, 7:30 p.m., Mount Notre Dame High School, $10. 821-3044, ext. SHOW. Reading.

On Stage - Theater The Curious Savage, 8 p.m., Sharonville Fine Arts Center, $12, $10 students and seniors. 4712030; Sharonville.

SUNDAY, APRIL 6 Exhibits Vintage Base Ball, 1-5 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, $2, $1 ages 5-11; free ages 4 and under and members. 563-9484. Sharonville.

Festivals Victory of Light Expo, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sharonville Convention Center, $20 both days or $14 per day. 929-0406; Sharonville.

On Stage - Children’s Theater Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati: Sleeping Beauty, 1-2 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, ArtReach brings classic fairy tale by Charles Perrault to life in enchanting adaptation. For families and children ages 5 and up. Free. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

On Stage - Student Theater Urinetown: The Musical, 3 p.m., Mount Notre Dame High School, $10. 821-3044, ext. SHOW. Read-


On Stage - Theater The Curious Savage, 3 p.m., Sharonville Fine Arts Center, $12, $10 students and seniors. 4712030; Sharonville.

Religious - Community

Zumba, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, $15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, $5. 917-7475. Blue Ash. Zumbini Program, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, For ages 3 and under and parents. $135. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

Health / Wellness LifeSteps Weight Management Program Open House, 6-7:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Led by registered dietitian, combines behavior-change techniques with nutrition and physical activity. Includes education, exercise, group support and accountability. Free. 985-6706. Montgomery.

The Way, The Truth and The Life Seekers, 6:30-8 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, 8999 Applewood Drive, Guided in self-examination with focus on understanding language of faith. Dessert and drinks. Free. Through May 25. 891-8527, ext. 1. Blue Ash. Lenten Bible Study, 9-10 a.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, 8999 Applewood Drive, Free. 891-8527, ext. 1. Blue Ash. Bible Inspiration Time for Teens, 9-10 a.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, 8999 Applewood Drive, Free. 891-8527, ext. 1. Blue Ash.

Comprehensive Grief Support Group, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Crossroads Hospice, 4360 GlendaleMilford Road, Helps people move beyond pain of any loss and achieve healing. Free. Registration required. 786-4717; Blue Ash.



Dance Classes Cardio Dance Party Dance Fitness Class, 7-8 p.m., Wyoming Recreation Center, 9940 Springfield Pike, Variety of dance styles, including jazz, hip-hop, Latin, jive and more danced to popular music. Ages 18 and up. $7-$12. Reservations recommended. 617-9498; Wyoming. Intro to Ballet and Jazz, 5:155:45 p.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, 880 Compton Road, $85. Reservations required. 521-8462. Springfield Township.

Education Social and Business Dining Etiquette, 6:45-8:45 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, Learn to navigate the table, the silent service code and the five most common dining mistakes. $39, plus $32 for dinner. Registration required. 556-6932. Montgomery.

Exercise Classes Small Group Personal Training, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $115 per month. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

Home & Garden Interior Redesign and Home Staging Course, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Agricola Redesign, 3 Village Square, Three-day or five-day courses give students time in working redesign firm and in homes of actual clients with time dedicated to helping students prepare to get a business set up and running. Through April 11. $2,600-$2,900. Registration required. 771-3927. Glendale.

TUESDAY, APRIL 8 Dance Classes Moving with Mommy/Dancing with Daddy, 6:30-7 p.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, 880 Compton Road, Movement class for ages 2-4. Adult participates with child. $85. 521-8462. Springfield Township. Jazz/Hip-Hop, 7:45-8:30 p.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, 880 Compton Road, $100. Reservations required. 521-8462. Springfield Township.

Support Groups

Business Meetings Linkinnati, 7:30-9 a.m., CMRK Conference Room, 123 Boggs Lane, Community of dedicated leaders building valuable connections. Free. 265-7734. Springdale.

Dance Classes Intro to Ballet and Tap, Noon-12:45 p.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, 880 Compton Road, $100. Reservations required. 521-8462. Springfield Township. Tap Class for Homeschoolers, 11:15 a.m.-noon, Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, 880 Compton Road, $100. Reservations required. 521-8462. Springfield Township.

Exercise Classes Small Group Personal Training, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $115 per month. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

Exhibits Antique Quilt Exhibit, Noon-4 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, $2, $1 ages 5-11, free ages 4 and under and members. 563-9484; Sharonville. Vintage Base Ball, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, $2, $1 ages 5-11; free ages 4 and under and members. 563-9484. Sharonville.

Lectures Town Hall Lecture Series, 11 a.m., Montgomery Assembly of God, 7950 Pfeiffer Road. Michael Feinstein, musician: Ambassador of Song. $120 series of four lectures; $40 single lecture. Reservations recommended. 684-1632; Montgomery. Town Hall Lecture Series, 8 p.m., Sycamore Junior High School, 5757 Cooper Road, Michael Feinstein, musician: Ambassador of Song. $120 series of four lectures; $40 single lecture. Reservations recommended. 684-1632; Montgomery.

Recreation Golf for Beginners, 6:15-7:45

p.m., Sharon Woods Golf Course and Stonewood Banquet Center, 11355 Swing Road, Weekly through May 21. Prepares new or beginner golfers to feel more comfortable with fundamentals. Ask about other sessions. Ages 18 and up. $99. Registration required. 556-6932; ce/commu. Sharonville.

Religious - Community Lent Bible Study, 1-2 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, 8999 Applewood Drive, Free. 891-8527, ext. 1. Blue Ash.

Support Groups Caregiver Support Group, 2-3:30 p.m., Sycamore Senior Center, 4455 Carver Woods Drive, Conference Room. To support caregivers of elderly or disabled parents (relatives). Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 929-4483. Blue Ash. Comprehensive Grief Support Group, 1-3 p.m., Cancer Support Community, 4918 Cooper Road, Helps people move beyond pain of any loss and achieve healing. Free. Registration required. 786-3743; Blue Ash.

THURSDAY, APRIL 10 Business Seminars Lunch, Learn and Leads: Computer XPress with Steve Pollack, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Wright Brothers Inc., 7825 Cooper Road, Computer Xpress seminar. Ages 18 and up. Free. 5433591. Montgomery.

Community Dance Wyoming Square Dance Class, 6:30 p.m., Wyoming Civic Center, $5. 874-1790. Wyoming.

Dance Classes Line Dancing, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Intermediate Tap for Adults, 7-7:45 p.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, $100. Reservations required. 521-8462. Springfield Township. Musical Theater Jazz, 7:45-8:30 p.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, $100. Reservations required. 521-8462. Springfield Township.

Education Acting Classes, 7-9 p.m., Sharonville Fine Arts Center, $20. 615-2827; Sharonville.

Exercise Classes Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, $5. 917-7475. Blue Ash.

Exhibits Antique Quilt Exhibit, Noon-4 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, $2, $1 ages 5-11, free ages 4 and under and members. 563-9484; Sharonville. Vintage Base Ball, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, $2, $1 ages 5-11; free ages 4 and under and members. 563-9484. Sharonville.

Health / Wellness LifeSteps Weight Management Program Open House, 10-11:30 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, Free. 9856706. Montgomery.

Home & Garden Designing Hot Kitchens and Cool Baths, 6:30-8 p.m., Neal’s Design Remodel, 7770 E. Kemper Road, Project consultants and designers discuss trends in kitchen and bath design. Light fare provided. Ages 18 and up. Free. 489-7700; Sharonville.



Lentil and rice dish perfect for Lent

I’ve already gone through one batch of my homemade yogurt and have another batch “cultivating” on my counter. We eat yogurt year ‘round, but especially during Lent, when it tops my vegetarian lentils and rice. The yogurt recipe is too long to include Rita here, but Heikenfeld you’ll find RITA’S KITCHEN it, with step-by-step photos, at The recipe I’m sharing today may be an unusual recipe to some of you. Called mujadarah, it’s a dish we grew up with that evokes fond memories of my mom wrapping her jar of homemade yogurt in towels to keep it warm enough to inoculate.

Mujadarah/Lentils with rice and cumin

Go to taste on seasonings. Some people like to stir in some of the cooked onions into the lentils and rice. 3 very large yellow onions ⁄3 cup olive oil 1 cup whole brown lentils 11⁄2 cups long grain rice 5 cups water 1 to 2 teaspoons cumin Salt and pepper to taste Plain yogurt or tzatziki (cucumber and yogurt salad) Chopped greens (optional) Sprinkle of cayenne pepper (optional) 1

Slice onions and cook, covered, over medium heat, in oil until caramelized/dark brown. You’ll start out with a lot but they will cook down considerably. What happens is the onions’ natural sugars come to the surface and create a caramelization, making them taste sweet. Combine lentils, 1 teaspoon cumin, salt and water in pan. Cover, bring to boil and cook over medium heat, covered, until lentils are half cooked, about 10 minutes. Add rice and simmer, covered, until rice is cooked, about 20 minutes. Water should be absorbed but, if not, drain off. Adjust seasonings. To serve, put onions over mujadarah and garnish with yogurt and greens.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

If using brown rice, check package directions for liquid and time needed. Lentils help lower cholesterol, stabilize blood sugar and contain protein and B vitamins.

Tzatziki or plain yogurt can top this spiced lentil-and-rice dish.THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

Crockpot breakfast egg and sausage casserole

No dry mustard? Leave it out. Go lightly when you sprinkle salt and pepper on. Turn this on before bed and it will be ready to eat Easter morning. I like to thaw the hash browns a bit, but the Eastern Hills reader who shared the original recipe said he “just pours them straight from the bag.” Here’s my adaptation.


2 pounds frozen shredded hash browns 1 pound sausage, cooked and crumbled 1 bunch green onions, finely sliced, both white and green parts 1 pound shredded cheese 12 eggs 1 ⁄3 cup milk 1 ⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder 1 ⁄2 teaspoon dry mustard Salt and pepper

Spray 6-quart slow cooker/crockpot. Layer 1⁄3 potatoes on bottom, sprinkle with salt and pepper and top with 1⁄3 sausage, sprinkle with salt and pepper, add 1⁄3 onions and cheese, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Repeat layers two more times, ending with cheese. Whisk eggs, milk, garlic powder and mustard. Cook on low 6-8 hours or high 4-5.

From readers’ kitchens

Bridgetown Finer Meats turkey salad. I enjoy chatting with Richard Hoehn and Brian Brogran about their famous turkey salad. For years, readers have asked me for a clone. And for years, I get the same answer: a chuckled “no.” I respect that this recipe is proprietary but a while back, a reader wanted it to send to her daughter in the Navy, hoping the chef there could recreate what was her favorite turkey salad from home. Bridgetown softened up and gave me ingredients, but no amounts. They sell a whopping 300 pounds of it a week and make it several times so it’s always at the peak of freshness. I sent the information to Embeth B., who then sent it to her daughter. The reply I got was this: “With your help, a recipe for a ‘close second’ was created and our daughter in the Navy says to her ‘it tastes like something from home’!” Of course it’s not the real deal, but close enough for her daughter to enjoy a taste of the West Side a long way from home.

Twice as many reasons to deliver at West Hospital. The newest addition to the Mercy Health network, West Hospital, is proud to introduce you to two of our newest additions, Maxx and Ellee. This new family of five was treated to Cincinnati’s newest Family Birthing Center - where Maxx and Ellee entered the world with state-of-the-art, compassionate care - here in their local community. So, welcome to the world, Maxx and Ellee. And welcome all, to the new West Hospital.

Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator, Jungle Jim’s Eastgate culinary professional and author. Find her blog online at Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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state investigation being led by the Illinois Attorney General. Ohio has received 57 complaints about Sallie Mae since 2012. Nationwide, the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reports almost half the 3,800 student loan servicer complaints it’s received are against Sallie Mae. It says the most common complaints concern inaccurate payment processing and an inability to modify loans. One complaint on file with the Ohio Attorney General reads, “On the 18th of January, I ‘paid off’ one of the loans, but they have no record of it! Key Bank has repeatedly sent them verification, and they refuse to acknowledge that they

‘received the electronically sent payment’! I am beyond what to do!” Another complaint filed with the Ohio Attorney General reads, “Sallie Mae continues to change the way they have done business which changes the original agreement when the loan was made. Further investigation is needed into the Sallie Mae practices.” A spokesperson for the Illinois Attorney General said, “We’re looking into the increasing reports of abusive servicing practices involving consumers who have taken on considerable student debt loans.” Congress created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in 2010 as part of the Dodd-

Great Parks has pledged to support Taking Root, which plans to plant 2 million trees by 2020, by planting 60,000 trees by 2016. The Taking Root campaign was created by a group of environmental partners to build awareness about replanting in the region’s forests. Because of invasive pests such as the emerald ash borer (EAB) and Asian long-horned beetle (ALB), as well as non-native

plants such as bush honeysuckle, the forests are in peril. It is important that steps be taken now to make sure the region has a healthy forest system for generations to come. Community involvement is needed to help Great Parks achieve its goal. Volunteers are invited to help with several reforestation projects taking place throughout Great Parks this year. Opportunities this spring include:

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DEATHS pentieri, Emma and Caden Drescher; and brother, Joseph Drescher. Preceded in death by siblings Donald Henry and James Drescher. Drescher Services were March 13 at Montgomery Community Church. Memorials to: Disabled American Veterans; or Shriners Hospital for Children.

Janet Carol Drescher

Janet Carol (nee Schneider) Drescher, 82, wife of 63 years to

the late Henry “Hank” Drescher, of Wyoming died March 9. She was a retired executive of Federated Janet Carol Department Stores. Drescher Survived by children Steven M. (Deborah) Drescher, Kathy Ann (Kurt) Schibler and Rick W. (Cathy) Drescher; grandchildren Laura (Nick) Carpentieri, Steven (Aimee) Drescher, Daniel Drescher, Mark (Shelly), Janet Katheryn

and Brett Schibler, Rick (Abby), Brian and Alex Drescher; great grandchildren Gabriella Carpentieri, Emma and Caden Drescher; brothers Edwin (Mary Anne), and Dennis Schneider. Preceded in death by brother, Kenneth (Helen) Schneider. Services were March 13 at Montgomery Community Church. Memorials to: The Beechwood Home or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Greater Cincinnati Chapter.

RELIGION Church by the Woods

The Holtsinger Memorial Church and Church by the Woods are joining at Holtsinger in Gano/ West Chester Township to provide a community Good Friday service at 7 p.m. April 18. The church building is the home of four different ministries. Church By the Woods is a multicultural and multi-ethnic church whose mission is to love and serve God, each other and our neighbors. Sunday worship service is traditional in English and begins at 10 a.m. From 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, classes in English as a Second Language are offered for ages 14

to 94. Taiwanese Presbyterian Ministry has Sunday traditional worship at 2 p.m. in their language of Taiwanese. On Saturdays they offer a ministry on the UC campus. Freedom Church has its contemporary worship service at 10:30 a.m. in English. “It’s Not About Religion; It’s About Relationships;” Seventh Day Adventist Church, has worship on Saturdays at 10 a.m. in Spanish. “Loving, Caring, Sharing God’s Word” The church is at 3755 Cornell Road, Sharonville.

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Sharonville United Methodist Church

The church offers three services: traditional services at 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. with a contemporary service at 9:30 a.m. There are Sunday school classes and study groups at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. and various study courses. On April 6, the youth groups will celebrate everybody's birthday by going to Skyzone and Graeters. There will be a special study during Lent based on a book by Rev. Adam Hamilton called “24 Hours that Changed the World.” The study will meet at 9:30 a.m. Sunday mornings and at 7 p.m. Wednesday evenings. On April 12, there will be a run/walk for Valley Interfaith Food and Clothing Center at Glenwood Gardens. Healing Hearts meets for lunch on the first Thursday of each month. Serendipity Seniors meet for lunch on the fourth Thursday. Visitors are welcome at all services and events. The church is at 1751 Creek Road, Sharonville; 563-0117;

Hours: M-F 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am -3:00 pm

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




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8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 "Return to Me When You Can’t Sleep" Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

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Sunday School - 10:00 am Sunday Morning - 11:00 am Sunday Evening - 6:00 pm Wednesday - 7:00 pm Evening Prayer and Bible Study

Wyoming Baptist Church

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

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EPISCOPAL Christ Church Glendale Episcopal Church 965 Forest Ave - 771-1544 The Reverend Roger L Foote 8am Holy Eucharist I 9am Holy Eucharist II 11am Holy Eucharist II Child Care 9-12

LUTHERAN Faith Lutheran LCMC 8265 Winton Rd., Finneytown

Contemporary Service 9am Traditional Service 11:00am

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

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

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Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS 5921 Springdale Rd

Rev. Richard Davenport, Pastor Worship & Sunday School 10:30 a.m, Bible Study 9:15 a.m. Sundays

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Monfort Heights United Methodist Church

3682 West Fork Rd , west of North Bend Traditional Worship 8:30 & 11:00am Contemporary Worhip 9:45am

Nursery Available * Sunday School 513-481-8699 * www. Spiritual Checkpoint ... Bearing the Love of Christ...for you! 3755 Cornell Rd., Sharonville , Ohio 45241 You have a choice of Ministry: 1. Traditional Sunday Worship at 10:00 AM. Language: English Multi-cultural, multi-generational, and multi-ethnic. 2. Contemporary Sunday Worship with Freedom Church at 10:30 AM. Language: English It’s not about Religion; it’s about relationships! 3. Taiwanese Traditional Sunday Worship st 2:00 PM. Language: Taiwanese, UC Campus Fellowship on Saturdays, 4. Seventh Day Adventist Saturday Worship at 10:00 AM. Language: Spanish Loving - Caring - and Sharing God’s Word Notes: Nursery School is provided at each Worship time English as a Second Language (ESL) is taught on Saturday 10-12 AM. Various Bible Studies are available.


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 Gathering: Bible & Conversation 11:30 - 12:30 Nursery Available Handicap Access "Come as a guest. Leave as a friend".

Sharonville United Methodist

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

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

VINEYARD CHURCH NORTHWEST Colerain Township Three Weekend Services Saturday - 5:30 pm Sunday - 9:30 & 11:15 am 9165 Round Top Road 1/4 mile south of Northgate Mall 513-385-4888 µ

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


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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, Rich Jones & Nancy Ross- Zimmerman - Pastors

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

Salem White Oak Presbyterian

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

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

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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


Henry “Hank” Drescher, 87, of Wyoming, husband of 63 years to the late Janet (nee Schneider) Carol died March 9. He was a US Army veteran of World War II and a retired homicide detective for the Cincinnati Police Department. Survived by children Steven M. (Deborah) Drescher, Kathy Ann (Kurt) Schibler and Rick W. (Cathy) Drescher; grandchildren Laura (Nick) Carpentieri, Steven (Aimee) Drescher, Daniel Drescher, Mark (Shelly), Janet Katheryn and Brett Schibler, Rick (Abby) Brian and Alex Drescher; greatgrandchildren Gabriella Car-


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Attempt made at Orchard Street, March 13. Burglary Residence entered at Cambridge, March 12. Residence entered at , March 11. Public indecency Victim reported at Chester Road, March 5. Theft Tool boxes, drives and battery valued at $1,550 removed , March 11. Mail stolen from victim at Gracefield, March 12. Bracelet and jewelry valued at $1105 removed at East Sharon, March 14. Checks stolen at Yorktowne, March 10. Vehicle removed at Lebanon , March 13. Check stolen at Park , March 11. Cell phone valued at $200 removed at Chester Road, March 5. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at Chester Road, March 8. Vehicle removed at Hauck Road, March 9.

Arrests/citations Julio Bartolon, 22, 327 Cambridge Drive, operating vehicle impaired, March 16. Julio Bartolon, 22, 327 Cambridge Drive, open container, March 16. Brandie Phillips, 30, 11620 Chester Road, operating vehicle impaired, March 15. Alex Perez, 23, 1411 Princeton Square, operating vehicle impaired, March 13. Derrick Granazos, 41, 1213 W. Benson, theft, criminal trespassing, March 13. Steven Penman, 19, 9614 Waterford Place, theft, criminal trespassing, March 14. Marcus Jackson, 31, 510 Bessinger, possession, March 13. Oro Emery, 34, 1422 Beaverton, operating vehicle impaired, March 12.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering Victim reported at Timber Ridge Lane, March 14.

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SPRINGDALE Arrests/citations Bryant Alexander, 21, 636 Hweitt Ave., theft, March 20. Anotonio McFadden, 25, 1700 Stonybrook Drive, driving under then influence, March 15. Ronald Bragg, 32, 1394 Deerfield Road, theft, March 14. Dennis Sheridan, 33, 716 Epworth Ave., driving under then influence, March 14. Reginald Savage, 30, 11520 Olde Gate, driving under then influence, March 13. Emily Moore, 34, 1754 Cleveland Ave., theft, March 11. Jason Abramczyk, 34, 225 Hickory St., aggravated menacing, March 11. Morgan Siegmund, 29, 400 Glensprings Drive, drug abuse, March 10.

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS 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 Aaron Blasky, 563-1147. » Springdale, Chief Mike Mathis, 346-5790. » Wyoming, Chief Gary J. Baldauf, 821-0141.


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