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In less than four weeks, Princeton City School District voters will decide the fate of a 5.01-mill bond issue and income tax levy to help build a new high school and junior high school, and for district operations. What questions do you have about the bond issue/ levy? E-mail them to tricounty, with “Princeton levy” in the subject line.

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The deadline for any and all Viewpoints submissions (letters or guest columns) related to the May 4 primary is noon Wednesday, April 21. The suggested limit for letters is 300 words; for guest columns, 500 words. Guest columns must include a color head shot. E-mail letters and columns to tricountypress@, or mail to Tri-County Press, 394 Ward Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, OH 45140. E-mail is preferred. We will post all letters and columns that we can confirm at, and print as many as space allows in the Tri-County Press.

Grand prize

Evelyn Garrette Jackson’s son and grandsons who represent some of the best that our neighborhoods have to offer. You couldn’t find a nicer trio than Jason, Justin and Jordan Jackson. Jason is a graduate of Princeton, as is his mother. He was formerly announcing on ESPN, and is the voice of the Miami Heat basketball team. SEE LIFE, B1

Cat fanciers

The first-graders at Evendale Elementary recently celebrated Chinese New Year, the Year of the Tiger, with rice, tea, making lanterns and tiger necklaces. SEE SCHOOLS, A6

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PTA taps principal for annual award By Kelly McBride Reddy

Princeton High School’s principal is as rooted in his job as a mighty oak tree, according to a parent who nominated him for a regional PTA award. R e b e c k a Adams, a Princeton High School parent and member of its PTA, quoted Sprankles William Sprankles in her recommendation. “Conviction ... The mighty oak tree stood strong all because a couple of nuts stood their ground,” she quoted from a note Sprankles had written to his administrative team. “If you have ever seen one of those teacher movies, where a unique individual driven by something inside, bigger than their own existence, to improve the lives of others, seen as a nut by some, then you know how William Sprankles works,” Adams wrote. He was chosen as Outstanding District Educator for Ohio PTA District No. 6. Adams is the director of that district, and since she nominated him, she exempted herself from choosing the winner this year. Sprankles, 30, described his educational philosophy. “I believe that all kids can learn and that they need to be pushed to achieve to the highest possible levels,” he said. “I believe the teacher, and the relationship that teacher has with the student, is the single most important variable in the success of the child. “I believe it is our responsibility as educators to produce results, not excuses,” he wrote. Princeton Superintendent Gary Pack praised Sprankles as an administrator. “Mr. Sprankles continues to exhibit his leadership at Princeton High School, in our district and in the larger communities surrounding Cincinnati,” Pack said. “He is outstanding in all facets of school operations and receiving this award is not a surprise to me or our school district,” Pack said. “Mr. Sprankles believes in all kids, even those that sometimes are hard to believe in,” Adams said in her nomination. “He welcomes the students in the front of the building every morning with hugs, high fives and encouraging comments that let them know he is proud and excited to see them.”

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Wyoming program helps fill generation gap By Kelly McBride Reddy

In a city where the senior population continues to grow, a program that pairs those folks with teens has also been growing. Generations Together, a program established by Wyoming’s Senior Commission, connects teens from Wyoming High School with local seniors. It has grown from five pairs a year ago to a dozen today. The teens visit their seniors on an agreed-upon schedule, performing tasks that are difficult for the older group. Chores range from light housekeeping to holiday decorating to yard work to help using the computer. The seniors are grateful for the help, and sport KELLY MCBRIDE REDDY/STAFF smiles when they’re around their teen helpers. Rachel, from left, and Clara Rodrigue sometimes help Betty Ostrander It’s the second year of the program spawned by a with her computer tasks. city commission focused on the needs of the aging “It sounded cool,” Gladys Allen said. community. So they signed up and were paired with Tess Wyoming High School student Jeff Kessler is Thoreson, a sophomore classmate of the Rodrigues. among the pioneers. Sy Allen said it’s important to connect the older “I like being paired with someone who is from a completely different age group and has a lifetime of and younger generations. “We can fill in the place of the old,” he said. knowledge and experience to share to further Thoreson helps with similar duties needed by the improve my outlook on people and on life,” he said Rodrigues’ senior partner: light cleaning, computer in a recent survey. Twins Clara and Rachel Rodrigue visit Betty help and other small tasks. Plus a lot of visiting and learning about times past Ostrander as often as possible, striving for weekly and present. treks to her home to help with a variety of tasks. “We have fallen in love with her,” Sy and Gladys Sometimes it’s a computer dilemma. Other times Allen said of Thoreson. “We feel we’ve known her she needs help with chores. “We cleaned when her back was hurting,” Clara even longer than a few months.” Ostrander said it’s comforting to her to have the Rodrigue said. “It’s a rewarding feeling.” They even created their own holiday tradition by girls nearby. Clara Rodrigue said she and her sister also benefit helping put up Ostrander’s decorations. “I’m alone, and it’s nice to have young people from the program. “It’s a great way to see a new perspective,” around,” Ostrander said. “And it’s comforting to Rachel Rodrigue said. know that if I have a need, they’re there to help.” “And you get a new friend,” Clara Rodrigue said. Gladys and Sy Allen heard about the program “We have a lasting relationship with her.” from a neighbor.

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Scholarship offered for Glendale residents By Kelly McBride Reddy

Glendale’s Harry Whiting Brown Community Center is offering a scholarship to residents. The award is offered “to

encourage young residents to explore educational opportunities,” according to the community Center’s Jean Smith. Eligible applicants must be a junior or senior in high school who has participated in communi-

ty activities. The application deadline is March 31. Students can get an application through their high school counselor or through the Harry Whiting Brown Community Center

Web site “This scholarship will encourage community service now and for the future,” Smith said. She said the hope is “that our Glendale students will realize the

importance of community involvement and continue to participate and serve their communities in the future as adults.” The scholarship is funded by private contributions from Glendale residents.

BRIEFLY Shredding time

The Wyoming Business Association will bring a shredding truck to the city. The truck will be at LaRosa’s, 1429, Springfield Pike, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, April 24. The shredding truck is open to all residents in the Wyoming area to bring old tax forms, credit card statements, personal documents, hard drives – anything you feel should be disposed of properly and safely. No need to remove staples or paper clips. Aegis Armor is a highly secure AAA NAID certified service provided by the Wyoming Business Association as a service to our community.

Walk through history

Please join the Wyoming Historical Society as it tour s“A Night at the Museum,” an exhibit by Vermont Elementary School third-graders. These students have created and interpreted a museum full of artifacts, documents, photos and other items that chronicle the history of the city of Wyoming. Come learn about the rich history of this great community, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, at Vermont Elementary School, 33 Vermont Ave. For additional information, contact the Wyoming Historical Society at 842-1383.

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Foster parents gather to meet the greyhounds as the dogs run around an enclosed yard at the Dog Depot daycare in Sharonville.


The greyhounds are muzzled as they adjust to their newfound freedom and contact with foter parents.


Other dogs at the Dog Depot daycare pique the interest of one of the greyhounds.

Eight greyhounds, rescued by Queen City Greyhounds, ran and played at the Dog Depot daycare in Sharonville before heading to the Dog Depot in Glendale for their first baths by foster parents. Natalie Lotspeich, owner of both Dog Depots, offered her facilities to the rescue group that brings the dogs straight from the racetrack in Alabama to Cincinnati, where foster parents meet the dogs and take them home until adoptive parents can be found. “Every life is important,” said Jennifer Paulet, one of the foster parents. “We have a real love for greyhounds, said the owner of two other greyhound dogs. Carol and Paul Beaird of Glendale have been foster parents, and own four greyhounds. “It’s fun and rewarding,” Carol said. “The dogs give it all back.” Chrissy and Jamie Bender were among the foster parents. “You know you’re making a difference,” Chrissy said. “If there weren’t foster parents, they’d be put down. There is no shelter for them.”

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Glendale salon makes a statement about charity By Kelly McBride Reddy

Clients at Statements hair salon in Glendale’s Village Square can schedule a haircut or nail treatment, or perhaps a massage. Whatever service they select, all will be giving back to those who need a little extra help. Owner Pam Brooks is donating 10 percent of every $10 spent at the salon to charity. Brooks, who has owned Statements for 11 years, said she had come up with the idea at the beginning of the year. “I’m all about charity,” said the stylist of 33 years who donates her time and talent every Thanksgiving, cutting hair for the City Gospel Mission. This past Thanksgiving, the event was held at the Duke Energy Center,


Pam Brooks, who owns and works at Statements, is donating a portion of each sale to a different charity group each month. because the annual event had outgrown previous venues, Brooks said.

In three hours, 15 hair stylists had cut about 200 heads of hair.

“It inspired me,” said Brooks, who has styled celebrities’ hair, including

actress Patricia Heaton, who recently spoke at the Smart Talk Media Conference downtown. “We’re a small business and can’t do the big stuff,” she said. “I decided we can give back this way.” She chose 12 organizations, and donates to a different one each month. January donations went to the Franciscan Mission Association, February’s contribution went to the City Gospel Mission, and March is going to Compassion International. Brooks chose each personally. “Compassion International sponsors individual children,” said Brooks, who personally sponsors two children through the organization. “But they have a fund for the unsponsored children also,” she said. That’s where her salon donations


The list

Statements, at 13 Village Square, is open Tuesday through Saturday. Appointments are scheduled at 772-7262. A sign in the window shows the list of charities. January: Franciscan Mission Associates February: City Gospel Mission March: Compassion International April: Food for the Poor May: Christian Appalachian Project June: St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital July: Covenant House August: Battered Women’s Shelter September: Boys Town October: St. Joseph Indian School November: Little Sisters of the Poor December: Dominican Sisters will go. She said service groups are important to her. “I love charities that serve our community.”

Reuse, recycle new practice at Sharonville parks and rec By Kelly McBride Reddy

Reinvest, recycle and reuse was the motto emphasized and practiced in the Sharonville Parks and Recreation Department in 2009, according to its director. Sue Koetz, in her annual report to City Council during the March 30 meeting, said facilities, programs and special events have focused on “maintaining and improving existing facilities, increased recycling efforts and reusing” items such as props and supplies.


Sue Koetz, left, presents her annual report on Sharonville’s Recreation Department during the city’s March 30 City Council meeting. By replacing the department’s 40-year-old heating and air conditioning system, Koetz said the new one is more energy efficient and

“will result in energy conservation and cost savings.” The maintenance division also installed an irrigation system at the Commu-

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nity Center using in-house employees, she said, which saved money. Wood mulch was replaced with longer-lasting rubber mulch at Gower Park’s playground, and a new design will utilize more green space, decreasing the amount of mulch needed in the future. Koetz also reported that the city had received more than $11,000 in a grant program “to implement or continue innovative waste reduction and recycling programs that significantly reduced the grantees’ waste stream.

Recycle Sharonville’s goal “was to reduce waste while increasing awareness of recycling and its positive effects on the environment,” Koetz said in her report. The project included: • the purchase of 26 recycling containers that were placed next to trash cans in public areas; • placing multilingual signs next to those receptacles to promote recycling to all residents; • distribution of a flyer and brochure, educating residents about the program; and

• establishing a collection system to empty recycling containers at dropoff centers at the Community Center. Material collected from the containers was measured and recorded, she said. The program division reused and recycled donations for craft classes, enabling the department to offer many adult and senior classes at low or no cost, Koetz reported. Employees also used creativity to retrieve supplies from rummage sales, flea markets and thrift stores, she said.

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Building green? Recycle an entire building What do you do with a century old, brick barn situated on 26 acres in a suburban setting? What do you do when the huge barn boasts stylish design details not often seen on any agricultural build-

ing? If you are Sister Joanne Schuster of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor, you convert the old gem to suit a more contemporary use and restore as much of the grand old structure as can

be afforded. That is just exactly what Sister Joanne and her team are doing at Mercy Franciscan Terrace in Wyoming. She engaged local design firm Addison Clipson Associated Architects Inc.,

known for its expertise with historic structures, and her long time maintenance contractor, L.L. Peet Construction Services Inc., to make her vision a reality. Green is the theme for much of the work of the

restoration. Sister Joanne recognizes that re-cycling the building for its new purpose is an enormous energy saving versus the energy spent in new construction, and she is able to save a historic


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structure in the process. The building utilizes state of the art lighting and geo-thermal heating and cooling. A superior audiovisual system to satisfy the needs of the most demanding presentations is also in place. The building has large and small meeting rooms, art gallery and seminar spaces. Young adult ministry spaces, holistic exam areas, offices, prayer space, as well as catering and food service facilities are part of the new work. The building will be used primarily by the Sisters for their ministries, but will be open to the public for rental use as well. Addison Clipson Associated Architects Inc. has developed the design program for the Sisters, and L.L. Peet Construction Services, as general contractor, has set the project in motion. The exterior of the building has been restored as authentically as possible, using modern and historic techniques and products to resemble the building as it was built in 1895. The interior will be interpreted as an historic structure wherever exposed to the public, and the concealed areas will sport the latest in energy efficient upgrades and equipment. In a special ceremony amidst the construction schedule the Centennial Barn received blessings from then-Archbishop Pilarczyk, a rabbi and a Buddhist monk. The project has received zoning approval for the new use of the old building located on the campus of St. Clare Convent on Compton Road, completion of the conversion is nearing and the building has been approved for occupancy. The challenges in reusing the old structure for modern purposes meeting the demands of modern building codes are many. The structure itself has been cleaned, measured, examined, and load tested to assure the safety of the public. The building has had a full complement of fire safety improvements installed and is now fully handicapped accessible. The former second floor hay and grain storage areas have been converted to large and small meeting and event spaces and also house the caterer’s kitchen. The first floor wagon loading area is now available for gallery use and social gatherings. The former tack rooms and workshops are now administrative offices and the original animal handling areas have been converted for use as prayer space, holistic therapy rooms and young adult ministries. An outside veranda has been constructed for the enjoyment of the building occupants, which affords views of the beautiful surrounding acreage. For more information about the Franciscan Centennial Barn or to schedule a tour, contact Brian Clipson, Addison Clipson Associated Architects Inc., at 771-3123 or; or Sister Joann Schuster, Franciscan Sisters of the Poor, at 7619040 or

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Markiese Smith, from left, Blake Scott, Yaasmeen Kessler and Chad Day work on a prototype to slow the fall of cereal as it progresses through a chute. The goal is to reduce breakage of the cereal pieces.

Students helping General Mills solve production problem By Kelly McBride Reddy Princeton High School students are helping the company that makes the breakfast of champions to streamline its production and decrease cereal breakage. Students in Brian Lien’s “Engineering Your Future” class are using lessons learned in math and physics to help General Mills reduce breakage of cereal as it passes through the production line at its Sharonville plant. They’re testing Rice Chex, Cinnamon Chex, Wheat Chex and Cinnamon Toast Crunch for the amount that breaks at falls from different heights, sifting through the cereal to determine how much is broken into fine pieces and coarse chunks. Then, their task is to design a production path that reduces that amount of breakage. The Sharonville plant is four stories high, so the product has a long, high path of conveyer belts and shaker tables as it is transformed from rice and wheat into Chex cereals. Chris Chadwick, General Mills’ plant and technical manager in Sharonville, asked Lien’s students for help streamlining the process. “Before we put the product in a bag that we sell to consumers, we want to eliminate the broken pieces,” Chadwick said. Those broken pieces cost the company money, he said, because they are discarded from the cereal boxes. That’s where the class of 15 students comes in. “They will tell us what that the effect is, and then suggest how we make it better,” Chadwick said.

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Marcus Swafford, standing, and Brian Erzen drop cereal through a chute, collecting it in a bin for sifting.


Students, from left, Joey Lewellyn, Tim Leonard and Adam Hensley use a sifter to separate the broken pieces from the whole pieces of cereal. First, the students weighed the box of cereal. After sending it down a chute, they sifted the pieces to remove the fine pieces and the coarse pieces. Then, they weighed the box of unbroken cereal to measure the loss. The cereal was dropped from various heights to see what type of breakage occurs and where it levels off. “The goal is to reduce the broken pieces by 50 percent,” Lien said. To do that, students have designed chutes to slow the descent without stopping the flow of cereal. One group created a spiral path, and other students designed a zig-zag chute. Another approach included a curved chute. Students found the proj-

ect to be challenging and complex, though tasty as they sampled their data. “Not all the data are the same,” Markiese Smith said. “We had to go through six boxes at the same height to get an average.” “That’s because every box is not the same at the beginning, so you won’t get the same (result) at the end,” Chad Day said of the amount of unbroken cereal in each box. They agreed that it was more fun to learn math that way. “It’s something you can apply (the math lesson) to,” Day said. After testing concludes, the students make a presentation to General Mills, explaining their data and showing their prototypes. “This is taking a high


Kemi Ademuyewo sifts through pieces of Cinnamon Toast Crunch after it was fed through a chute.


Broken pieces of cereal are poured into a container after sifting, to be weighed as loss of product. school class and a local industry with a real engineering challenge they don’t know how to solve and giving it to us,” Lien said. “It’s real world.”

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Markiese Smith enters data from trials with Wheat Chex. A chart shows where the cereal breakage levels off.

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Levy rally

A Princeton schools levy rally will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 8, at Stewart Elementary, 11850 Conrey Road All Stewart parents and neighbors are invited to attend the free event. For more information, call the school at 864-2800.

After school program

The third session of the after school program at Lincoln Heights Elementary will begin April 12 at the school. The sessions will be held 3:50 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For more information, call the school at 864-2400.

‘Once on this Island’

The Princeton Performing Arts will present the musical “Once on this Island” at 7:30 p.m. April 15 through April 17 in Princeton High School’s Matthews Auditorium. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors and $20 for a Family Pack (two adult and two student tickets). Purchase tickets at the door or at

Jumping for healthy hearts

Recently, the second-, third-, fourth- and fifth-graders at Springdale Elementary jumped all over heart disease and stroke by participating in Jump Rope for Heart. The students raised $1,510 for the American Heart Association. Second grader Mason Schwartz raised $300 in donations. All staff and students were welcomed to jump in honor of someone who is fighting heart disease.



Lucas Clark and Naomi Rust show off a China flag, a China doll and a red envelope, in which children receive gifts of money during Chinese New Year.

Zack Dunbar and Kaitlyn Strole display painted bamboo fans and a hand stitched table runner from China.

Year of the Tiger


Ashley Hollingsworth of Evendale has accepted a Buschmann Award from Xavier University. She will graduate from Mount Notre Dame High School, where she is active in the league for animal welfare, science club and Latin club.

The first-graders at Evendale Elementary recently celebrated Chinese New Year, the Year of the Tiger, with rice, tea, making lanterns and tiger necklaces. They learned about the Chinese culture and routines in starting a new year. The Chinese clean their homes, prepare an elaborate meal, have family visit, get new clothes and usually a new haircut.

HONOR ROLLS Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School

The following students have earned honors for the second trimester of 2009-2010.

First Honors

Fourth grade – Maris Blum, Brendan Eagan, Julia Gallenstein, Matthew Medl, Ethan Nye, Logan Rapp and Lauren Stevenson. Fifth grade – Robert Anderson, Sydney Burwinkel, Julia Cardinal, Renee Finan, Hannah Gordon, Frances Leary, Mia Lynd, Matthew Stroh and Nate Wilkens. Sixth grade – Sydney Blum, Kateri Budo, Brett Elmlinger, Kaitlyn Fryman, Matthew Hildebrandt, Maddie Hoffman, Henry Kuechly, Kirsten Lucas, Sam Miller, Kelley Peter and Ben Sieder. Seventh grade – Adam Garbacik, Ali Kessling, Faith Lynd, Maddie Rinderle, Sam Sieder and Thomas Speed. Eighth grade – Freddie Ballard, Kelsey Eagan, Mary Ann Gottschlich, Robby Mechley, Michelle Niesen, Allison Vonderhaar and Aaron Webb.



BreAsia O’Neal holds up handmade silk with animal symbol decorations and Ryan Carmody holds a sun umbrella from China.

Preston Farrwell and Kyle McDaniel taste some food from China while experiencing chop sticks in replace of forks.


First-graders at Evendale Elementary celebrated Chinese New Year, the Year of the Tiger. From left: Grady Duermit, Dustin Medina and Caitlyn Poehner show off paper dragons they made out of construction paper.

Second Honors

Fourth grade – Jack Deeds, Francine Gates, Stefanie Schweikert, Daniel Stroh, Cam Tuttle and Josh Wessinger. Fifth grade – Hunter Cromer, Luke Dorsey, Kristen Elmlinger and Claudia Garcia. Sixth grade – Graci Doll, Gwyneth Kavalew, Olivia Kettler, Brandon Lutts and Maddie Torbeck. Seventh grade – Marissa Boyle, Zach Kreiner, Alex Smeal and Elizabeth Stevenson. Eighth grade – Carly Beckstedt, Matthew Boyle, Holly Carota, Erik Deeds, William Eades, Brandon Glassmeyer, Jared Meyer, Danny Miller, Olivia Peters, Billy Rinderle and Katelyn Schaeper.


Lucas Clark and Lauren Hettinger display the tigers they made in art class.

CUP contest

Students at Saint Gabriel School participated in the fourth annual Catholics United for the Poor (CUP) sponsored essay contest.The contest’s topic,“Who is a Living Saint inYour Life andWhy?”,was meant to encourage the students to reflect on the good role models in theirs lives and learn ways to serve the community and reach out to the poor. Student Carlee Lutes,seen here,won the contest in the fifth-grade division. PROVIDED


Clare Elizabeth Schroder and Rebecca Kate Tsevat have been named to the 2009 fall semester dean’s list at Washington University. Schroder is from Wyoming. Tsevat is from Sharonville.

Helping Haiti


Bethany School students took seriously the request from the Student Council to bring supplies for Haiti. The school worked with Princeton Middle School and the Greater Cincinnati Minority Foundation in collecting non-perishable food, water and toiletry items for the earthquake victims. Bethany collected more than 2,000 items.


This week in track and field

• Princeton High School boys placed fourth in the Chick-Fil-A of Western Hills La Salle Legends Classic, March 27. Princeton’s Azariah Heard won the 200 meter in 23.24, and the 100-meter in 11.2. • McAuley High School girls came in second with a score of 69 in the GGCL Relays at Fenwick, March 27. Mount Notre Dame High School placed eighth with a 16. McAuley won the long jump, the 1600 meter medley in 4:24.4. • McAuley girls placed fifth with a 68 in the Chick-FilA of Western Hills La Salle Legends Classic, March 27. McAuley’s Lundyn Thompson won the shot put (35-1.5), and Sam Rack won the pole vault (8-6). • Princeton boys placed seventh with a score of 42 in the Fairfield Invitational, April 1. Princeton’s Steven Seay won the 400 meter in 51.39. • Mount Notre Dame girls finished fifth with a score of 74 at the Fairfield Invitational, March 31. MND’s Davis won the 100 meter in 13.33, Murphy won the long jump at 16 feet, 2.75 inches and MND’s Becker won the Shot put at 32 feet, 4 inches.

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The Wyoming girls softball team should be near the top of the Cincinnati Hills League this spring as the Cowboys lost only two seniors from a team that went 15-9 (11-3 in the CHL) in 2009. “We should be pretty competitive,” head coach Holly Muehlenkamp said. “Our defense looks good, but we do have a young pitcher.” Freshman Gabby Potvin takes over the pitching duties for the Cowboys and Wyoming also has three sophomores in the starting lineup. Outside of that, the Cowboys have a plethora of experience. Senior Jane Streeter is in

This week in baseball

• Lakota East beat Princeton 8-6, March 31. Princeton’s Dale Quint had two basehits. • Wyoming High School beat Western Hills 12-0 in five innings, April 1. Wyoming’s Joe Panos threw eight strikeouts. Panos also went 3-4 with two basehits and four RBI; Adam Crider went 2-2 with two basehits. Wyoming advances to 1-0 with the win. • Hamilton beat Princeton 19-4 in five innings, April 1. Princeton’s Spencer Ware went 2-4 with two RBIs; Bryan Shelby had two basehits.

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Senior Abby Zennie has been named a captain for the Cowboys this spring. As a junior last year she led the CHL in hitting, batting .533, and was sixth in RBI, with 24. center field. Senior Caroline Anderson is at first and senior Abby Zennie is back at


Sophomore Lillian Krekeler is back for the Cowboys this spring. As a freshman last year she batted .313 and had 18 RBI. shortstop. Senior Bailey DeBlasis is in left field and

senior Brooke Smith will be at second base. Lillian Krekeler, a sophomore catcher, is another returning starter for Wyoming. Senior Samantha Golden is another key returning player. “Our defense is looking strong and our experience will be very helpful for us,” Muehlenkamp said. “It allows us to bring what we teach them to another level. They know what to expect from this level and the basics are there so I look forward to taking it to the next level.” Wyoming will need to produce some runs this year, but one plus for the Cowboys in that column is that they return the league’s best hitter, Zennie. Zennie hit .521 in 2009 and had 24 runs batted in.

Muehlenkamp said that with the team’s experience, their individual goals have changed. “It’s a cool thing to see,” she said. “It’s no longer ‘I want to play in left field’ it’s now ‘I want to have a diving catch’ or something along those lines. We are a team with good basics and fundamentals. That’s what I do and it’s nice to see the girls set higher goals for themselves.” The Cowboys could find themselves near the top of the league along with the other top teams in the CHL: Reading, Taylor and Madeira. “We have a good group this season and they all get along really well, which makes it fun,” Muehlenkamp said.

Softball teams return to the diamond

This week in boys volleyball

• Mount Notre Dame High School beat Reading 6-0, March 30. MND’s winning pitcher was Sarah Young with 13 strikeouts. MND’s Mel Burns went 2-4; Chelsea Jackson had three basehits; Avery Larkin went 2-4 with two basehits and Young went 3-4 with two RBIs. • Fairfield High School beat Princeton High School 13-0 in five innings, March 31. • Mt. Notre Dame beat Roger Bacon 10-0 in six innings, March 31. Young threw 12 strikeouts for MND. MND’s Kristi Boreing went 2-3 with three basehits; Mel Burns went 2-4; Avery Larkin went 2-2 with three basehits; Emiley Gomez went 2-3. MND advances to 2-0 with the win. • Lakota East beat Princeton 6-0, April 1.


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McAuley High School sophomore Jessica Homer was named as a GGCL allconference First Team member. Sophomore Alyssa Estep was named GGCL all-conference Honorable Mention.

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No. 1 starter

Wyoming junior Joe Panos will be the No. 1 starter for the Cowboys this spring. As a sophomore last year Panos had a record of 5-1 with an ERA of 4.41. He has been selected as a captain for this year’s club.

On fire


The Sharonville Flames celebrate winning the fourth-grade NRBL championship, completing the season with a 13-0 record. The same boys won the third-grade championship last year with a combined record of 25-1. Team members are, from left: front, Jack O’Bryan, Bennet Link, David Gilker, Grant Lohmeier and Marcus Bauer; middle, Will Striet, Jacob Long, Joey Phipps, Jarod Roblin and Kevin Marklay; back, coaches Mark Lohmeier and Mark Cocco.

The spring softball season is officially under way for high school teams across the state of Ohio. The season culminates with state championships at Firestone Stadium in Canton from June 3-5. In 2009, Colerain was the only softball team from Cincinnati to make state as the Cardinals finished with a loss at the Division I State championship semifinals. Here’s a look at the local teams:


The Vikings enter the season hoping to build on last year’s improvement. Since 2005, the Princeton program has gone 22-110 (.167), but went 7-21 (.250) last season. The seven wins were the most in a single season during that five-year stretch. Princeton must overcome the loss of 2009 graduate Hope Fletcher, who led the Greater Miami Conference in hitting last year with a .538 average. Among the Vikings’ top returners are juniors Bria Kramer (C), Abbie Maine (2B) and Marissa Ulliman (3B). Kramer hit .241 with 13 RBIs, Maine hit .238 and Ulliman hit .193. A pair of sophomores – Erin Powell (IF) and Emma Ficke (3B) – will also play pivotal roles for Princeton.

Powell hit .250 with nine stolen bases, while Ficke batted .224 with 12 RBIs. On the mound, she went 19 with a 7.29 ERA. Other contributors include seniors Katie Depeel, Cheryl Ridings and Nadja Linhart; juniors Sydney Stewart, Ashley Baumer, Taylor Ross, Lindsey Greiwe and Allie Porter; and freshman Emily Roper. Princeton is 0-2 as of April 1.

Ursuline Academy

Ursuline Academy started the spring season at 2-0 while besting its opponents by a 25-0 margin during the first two games of the 2010 season. A quintet of starters return for head coach Brian Eve following a 4-19 season for the Lions in 2009. After starting at 1-11 last spring, Ursuline jumped out to its 2-0 start with earlyseason wins over Roger Bacon, 10-0, and Purcell Marian, 15-0. “We have higher expectations for this group and we are coming together nicely as a team,” Eve said. “We will rely on everybody. It can’t just be one or two girls trying to carry the team.” Ursuline’s returning starters include senior Anna Kathman (catcher/designated hitter), senior Alex Bren

(second base), junior Holly Gruber (shortstop), junior Anna Callahan (infield/outfield) and sophomore Abby Wulf (infield). Gruber led Ursuline with 18 hits and nine RBI last season while batting .300 with nine runs and two triples. Kathman finished with 11 hits while batting .208 with five RBI. Bren carried a .276 average with limited at-bats while picking up eight hits, two doubles and four RBI. Callahan contributed 11 hits with Wulf contributing six hits. Several new additions will also be key contributors including senior Sarah Volpenhein (infield/outfield), senior Rachel Fogg (infield/outfield), junior Maria Leichty (catcher/ infield), sophomore Tricia Moser (outfield), sophomore Molly Inman (outfield) and freshman Hannah Merhle (pitcher). Through her 2-0 start which included two shutouts, Merhle posted 23 strikeouts with a 0.36 WHIP and 0.00 ERA. “She is 14 and she will be playing against lots of older girls but she has a lot of talent and will be throwing to experienced catchers (including Kathman and Leichty),” Eve said. Reported by Anthony Amorini and Tony Meale

OVGA features new high school tour The Ohio Valley Golf Association is entering its seventh season and 2010 will be the first year to feature the new High School Tour designed specifically for high schoolers between seventh through 12th grade for the 2010-11 school year. The OVGA Tour will feature 21 events from May to September. The season will feature four majors – OVGA Masters at Legendary Run, Tri-State Open at Stonelick Hills, Dayton Open at Heatherwoode and the Highlander Cup at Walden Ponds. Elks Run will host the annual EastWest Cup, which will once again settle the argument over which side in Cincinnati is the best side for golf. The Conquest Cup playoffs bring the season to a close in September with three events leading up to the Tour Championship at the Golf Center at Kings Island (Grizzly). The OVGA schedule for the 2010 season follows.


Saturday, April 10, to Sunday, April 11 – Old Silo, Preseason Road Trip (11 a.m. start on April 10, 8 a.m. start on April 11). Saturday, April 17 – Beech Creek, Izzy Scramble benefitting Izzy Molfetta, granddaughter of Eli Rendon, OVGA member (8 a.m. start, includes skills challenge). Saturday, April 24 – Deer Track (preseason). Sunday, April 25 – Shawnee Lookout (preseason).

Regular season:

Saturday, May 1 – Willows (TBA). Sunday, May 2 – Miami Whitewater (TBA). Saturday, May 8 – Bel-Wood Country Club (11 a.m. start). Saturday, May 15 – Legendary Run (TBA) – major. Saturday, May 22 – OFF WEEK. Saturday, May 29 – Vineyard (TBA).

Saturday, June 5 – Snow Hill Country Club (TBA). Saturday, June 12 – Fairfield (11 a.m. start). Saturday, June 19 – Stonelick Hills (10:30 start) – major. Saturday, June 26 – Grand Victoria (9:00 start). Sunday, June 27 – World Am Qualifier at Grand Victoria (9 a.m. start). Saturday, July 3 – off week. Sat/Sun, July 10-11 – Elks Run – East West Cup. Saturday, July 17 – Sharon Woods (TBA). Saturday, July 24 - Deer Run (7 a.m. start). Saturday, July 31 – Heatherwoode (1 p.m. shotgun) – major. Sunday, Aug. 8 – Weatherwax (TBA). Saturday, Aug. 14 – off week. Sunday, Aug. 22 – Walden Ponds (TBA) –major. Sunday, Aug. 29 – Boone Links

(12 p.m. start). Sunday, Sept. 5 – Lassing Pointe (12 p.m. start). Sunday, Sept. 12 – Aston Oaks (9 a.m. start). Sunday, Sept. 19 – Mill Course (TBA). Saturday, Sept. 25 – Grizzly (8:30 a.m. start) – tour Championship day one. Sunday, Sept. 26 – Grizzly (1:24 p.m.start) – tour Championship day two.


Sunday, Oct. 3 – Hueston Woods (9 a.m. start) – Stewart Invitational. Sunday, Oct. 10 – Yankee Trace (11a.m. start) – President’s Cup.

High school tour

The OVGA High School Tour tees off for the first time in 2010. The season will consist of nine tournaments beginning on April 24 and running through July 26.

Two majors will be played at Crooked Tree and Grand Victoria, the Junior East-West Cup at Blue Ash and the Tour Championship at the Golf Center at Kings Island (Grizzly). 2010 Tour Schedule, including date, location, time and cost: April 24 – Hickory Woods, 11:30 a.m., $30 May 8 – Belwood CC, 11 a.m., $30 May 22 – Crooked Tree, noon, $30 June 14 – Boone Links, noon, $30 June 21 – Wildwood 8 am $30 June 26 – Grand Victoria 9 am $40 July 5 – Becket Ridge 12 pm $30 July 12 – Blue Ash 9 am $30 July 25 – Grizzly 12 pm $30 July 26 – Grizzly 10 am $30 All proceeds from the two tours benefit Building Blocks For Kids. The OVGA has raised more than $30,000 for local charities since 2004.



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March 31 questions

Hamilton County did not participate in the March 24 statewide test of warning sirens. Was that a good decision by county officials? Why or why not? How do you think passage of health care reform will affect the November elections? “I would hope every member of Congress who is up for re-election and who voted for the bill will be kicked out of office. “Passage of the health care bill violates our constitution and every principle of freedom our founders deemed as our inalienable rights. Since when does government have the right to tell us where or what to buy? “If I choose to carry one form or another of health insurance, it is my right to also not carry it. “How about those death panels? I happen to fall in the age bracket where instead of treatment; I’ll be offered end-of-life counseling by Doctor Kevorkian. That will reduce the monstrous cost of this monstrous program. Don’t believe me? Check it out. “Not only does this bill violate the law of the land, our constitution, it violates what some of us call God’s Law. “Others of us may call it the law of nature. Regardless, life, no matter how endowed, is the greatest gift and should be protected and cherished. “I hope the fall elections will be a political blood letting and purification. However, so many people I’ve seen, spoken with, and hear on TV say government health care is long past due. “Most of the folks who think this way are the ones responsible for putting our present (criminal) administration into office. Will they keep them in office? Will Washington usurp more and more and more of our freedoms? “It is up to the people to either say, ‘here you go Mr. President, I don’t need all these freedoms – you decide what’s good for me,’ or to stand tall and say, ‘I am a citizen of the United States of America and I have certain inalienable rights.’ “I pray we purge this invading corruption from our beloved country before it is too late. It’s all up to you, you, and you.” B.L. “I’m not sure anyone really knows, though the Republican side seems to be very optimistic that they will make large gains. “But before the House passed the reform bill, the general consensus from those of us on the right was that they did not have quite enough votes. Stupak’s defection changed that. “I hope we throw the rascals out, but we’ll have to wait seven months and a week to find out.” B.B.

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Meet Princeton halfway

This is the first time I have written a letter to a newspaper. I’m writing today because I wanted to make sure voters knew what a great job Princeton City Schools has done with children in this district. I have three children attending school in Princeton and I have been extremely please since the first day I enrolled by oldest child. From academics to athletics to the arts, Princeton excels. We have to support them! A vote for Princeton is a vote for our children and our community. We have to meet Princeton halfway and vote yes May 4. Aundrea Jones Steffan Avenue Lincoln Heights

What is Princeton’s plan?

The Princeton City School District has a high school and junior high school in serious need of repair and maintenance. Passing the levy in May will save dollars and it may well be the best time to pass the levy. Once the levy passes, will Princeton have the funds to keep these schools maintained properly? If not, 20 years from now this vote could be repeated. What about the children? It

would be nice to have a state-ofthe-art school building with the latest security equipment and air and heating that actually works. However, what children need is an education that will help them in college and when they join the workforce. An education that includes great teachers, up-to-date and accurate textbooks, the materials needed to study and try their hand at art, music, science ... I’m concerned that exactly what our children need to succeed is what will be cut from the budget after the levy passes. I read in this paper not too long ago about several Princeton students winning awards at a national conference, winning more than any other school in Ohio. The article went on to say the class that enabled them to earn these awards wa no longer offered at the high school and that Scarlet Oaks would offer it in the years to come. Something works; it reaches the minds of these teens; they excel at it; Princeton cuts it out of the curriculum? Was the issue funding? Princeton City School District, can you assure us you are not using the levy money to build these schools at the expense of our children’s education? I am all for the levy, but not if it takes away our best teachers,

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college counselors, textbooks, much needed supplies. Not if it takes away a quality education that these students need and deserve. I am convinced the children of this school district have proven and will continue to prove they can, they will, and they do excel when you believe in them and provide them with the tools they need to succeed. Mary Hounshell Beavercreek Circle Sharonville

Driehaus shows courage

I would like to publicly congratulate U.S. Rep. Steve Driehaus for his leadership, courage and vision. I would like to thank him for helping Congress pass comprehensive health care reform. The 10,300 residents in District 1 with pre-existing conditions, who will no longer face discrimination, join me in thanking him. The 156,000 families in District 1 who will receive tax credits and assistance join me in thanking him. The 44,000 uninsured residents in District 1 who will now have access to insurance join me in thanking him. The 1,300 families in District 1 who will be saved from health


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We need to recognize district’s efforts We should all for vote for the Princeton levy May 4. About 15 years, I volunteered to represent the high school on a community work group looking for opportunities to improve the district’s fiscal situation following a failed levy. The administration at that time was disappointing, deceptive and disingenuous – more focused on punishing the taxpayers than seriously discussing improving educational value. The opening question was what cuts would create the most direct pain so voters don’t refuse the next levy – hardly the constructive look at how to improve educational value I had volunteered to work on. Today after another failed levy, we have a different administration and board. This new board and Gary Pack, the new superintendent, have been highly responsive to the community’s concerns and

situation. They have been generous with their time with many of us to hear our thoughts and concerns. My own several interactions with Steve DeHoff them have been Community the opposite of years ago. Press guest 15 They reflect deep columnist understanding of the financial challenges facing the district and are trying to take proactive steps to deal with them, starting with cutting budgets before asking for money from the voters. Here are the reasons you should vote yes for the levy: 1. The need for the new buildings is real and we need to maintain the investment in our children.

2. The district is meeting us something close to halfway. They have cut operating budgets and reduced the size and scope of the new middle and high schools. Their fiscal management has been sound. How many other districts have maintained their programs with as few levy requests as Princeton? 3. The difficult economic environment provides a once-a-lifetime opportunity for financing costs that are unprecedented as part of the government’s support for the economy. If correctly understood, the numbers shared at the January board meeting that approved the levy, the interest rate is practically zero. The financing savings alone are near sufficient to pay for the cost of construction – the total cost is reduced by probably half. 4. The levy includes the beginnings, a down payment, on solv-

ing a coming operating budget problem. Ohio’s corporate tax law change in 2005 leaves the Princeton district in a bind that will not reach our wallets for several more years. There is more to do in the future for the operating budget, but this levy contains a good first effort that we should recognize. Unlike the situation 15 years ago, this administration is proactively and constructively seeking community involvement and support to improve educational value rather than seeking to punish us for turning down the previous levy request for new buildings. We need to recognize their constructive efforts to educate our children and encourage continued constructive engagement for the future by voting yes now. Steve DeHoff is a resident of Sharonville.

How to finish school year on high note Believe it or not the school year is almost over. Disappointed in how your children have done so far, take heart – you still have time to turn things around. Sit down and talk with your child (separately, if you have more than one). Ask them to tell you about each class and each gradegood or bad. Listen attentively. You will find out how the child feels about school, about the teacher, about himself. You may learn some reasons why they got the grades they did. If you have more than one child, don’t compare or set them up to compete. If you are unhappy with the report card, try not to get angry, punish or belittle the child. These are all useless attitudes or behaviors. Here is a formula to help children finish the school year on a high note:

Know what you want. Help your child formulate their intentions for the rest of the year in the affirmative and preferably in the Michael present tense. White For example, “I get a B in Community will math,” as an Press guest a f f i r m a t i v e columnist statement, as opposed to “I don’t want to fail math again.” You might want to make an appointment with the teacher to share this plan. Find out what you are getting. Students should get weekly feedback from their teacher on how they are doing. I am amazed at the number of students and parents that are “surprised” by a failing grade on a report card. Weren’t

the 12 missed assignments, 40 percent quiz scores, and incomplete projects, warning signs? Teachers also have a responsibility to give regular feedback to students and parents. Change what you do during the rest of the year until you get what you want. Design a plan and adjust it based upon the weekly teacher feedback. “I’ll study math for 20 minutes every night.” Do it and get feedback. Redesign, if necessary, and do it again with more feedback. Repeat the cycleredesign-do-get feedback-until you get what you want – in this case a “B in math.” It’s usually during this phase that students come to realize they are spending too much time with television, video games and Face Book. Today’s students watch televisionsix to seven hours daily, or 42 to 49 hours per week. Add to that the number of hours spent watching videos, or playing video

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games, and the average kindergarten graduate has already spent more than 6,000 hours in front of a television – more time than it takes to obtain a bachelor’s degree. Know what you want. Change what you are doing until you get what you want! For my own family, this has been a very helpful school formula and also easy to remember. In fact, every time we drive past a certain chain of restaurants that have the good sense to use the abbreviation KFC, both my kids, now in college, moan, roll their eyes, and say “Don’t worry dad, we’re doing fine!” Michael White is a professional development associate with the Leadership and Learning Center and the director of Educational Consulting Services, an educational organization in Cincinnati. He is also a licensed pediatric psychologist.



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Partners in gear at one-stop car shop By Kelly McBride Reddy

Two companies that specialize in different aspects of car renovations have joined forces to become a one-stop shop. Sharonville is home to Classix Auto and Trux and Ronnie Price Auto and Marine. Ronnie Price joined Steve Ruben last year at 12155 Reading Road after closing his shop in Reading, though the pair have known each other since they were kids. Ruben, who has operated his business for 20 years, specializes in General Motors vehicles from the 1950s to the mid-1970s. “My customers would be restoring an old car,” Ruben said. “They’re like second teen-agers: ‘I had one of those cars when I was a teen and now I want another.’” Price will work on any make, model or year of vehicle. “I don’t care what it is,” Price said. “If the convertible top is bad or the seat covers are going, I can replace them. “It’s all about service,” he said. “I tell my customers


Ronnie Price, left, and Steve Ruben, with Morgan, offer complementary services for car restoration. how to take care of it, and I sell the products.” Though they have separate buildings on the lot, both businesses share a Web site, Classix and Ronnie Price are planning to hold swap meets every Sunday beginning this summer as well. The lot will be cleared for vendors to come and conduct a flea market for cars. Price and Ruben are hoping that will be another way to introduce customers to their partnership. “He’s got a store full of parts,” Price said of Ruben, “and I can put them together. It’s a one-stop-shop for cars.”


Raymond Walters College is hosting “Sister Rain, Brother Sun” at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 10, at Raymond Walters College Muntz Hall, 9555 Plainfield Road, Blue Ash. It is performed by Catskill Puppet Theater. It is part of ARTrageous Saturdays. The event is family friendly and for ages 3-10. The cost is $5. Reservations are recommended. Call 7455705 or visit

Spring luncheon

Blue Ash Woman’s Club is hosting the Blue Ash Women’s Club Spring Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 10, in the auditorium at Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Blue Ash. The theme is “Victorian Tea.” It includes lunch, speaker, prizes, silent auction, basket auction, split the pot and bake sale. Proceeds benefit Blue Ash Women’s Club Scholarship Fund. The cost is $25. Reservations required. Call 891-4043.

Psychic festival

The Victory of Light Psychic Festival is from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 10, and Sunday, April 11, at Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, Sharonville. The festival features vendors, seminars, intuitive readers, alternative healing practitioners and more. It is family friendly. The cost is $20 two days, $12; $2 off for seniors and students. Call 929-0406 or visit

Barbie show

Queen City Barbie Doll Club is hosting the Queen City Barbie Doll Club Show and Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 11, at Holiday Inn Cincinnati I-275 North, 3855 Hauck Road, Sharonville. The event features dolls, doll clothes, toys and collectibles. Free appraisals are available. The cost is $3, ages 11 and under free. Call 207-8409 or visit

Stay active

Hamilton County Public Health is hosting the class “Active for Life” from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, April 14, at Woodlawn Training and Community Center, 10050 Woodlawn Blvd., Woodlawn. It continues weekly through July 7. Talk with peers about daily challenges to physical activity and learn skills needed to be successful at becoming active everyday. It is for ages 50 and up. The cost is $15. Registration is required. Call 946-7813 or visit

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Jordan and Justin with their father, Jason Jackson at his halftime show, “Hot Seconds with Jax.” Jordan is still missing his front teeth, but it doesn't stop his great smile. Justin sports a red tie, like his dad.

Grandsons far away, but still close to her heart

Last year I wrote about a marvelous Glendale native, Evelyn Garrette Jackson, who currently lives in Woodlawn. I mentioned her son and grandsons who represent some of the best that our neighborhoods have to offer. Well, now I want to bring you up-to-date on Jason, Justin and Jordan Jackson. You couldn’t find a nicer trio. Jason is a graduate of Princeton, as is his mother. He was formerly announcing on ESPN, and is the voice of the Miami Heat basketball team. However, he does much more than give details of what’s happening on the court. Jason also features specialized graphics and a post-game basketball basics on-court tutorial, and he has a halftime game show, “Hot Seconds With Jax.” He, of course is Jax, although Jordan and Justin call him dad. If you haven’t seen it, you missed a real smiler when his sons participated in a family-themed edition during the February Kids Day telecast. Justin is 10 and Jordan is 7. What polish! What camera presence! You would think they were born on a sound stage. The boys have all the poise and personality of their Emmy

Award winning father. The game consists of three questions: a lay-up is worth two points, then there is a three-pointer, and finally a five-pointer. There is even a 20Evelyn second time out, and Perkins a player can request a substitute question. Community Contestants have 24 Press seconds to answer. columnist Of course, the boys know the players and they know basketball. However, Jordan seems to have a special feeling for baseball – he plays shortstop. Jason gave them no slack. You could tell they weren’t coached or given answers ahead of time. When they didn’t know the answers, they lost good-naturedly. They even took a ribbing from their father with good humor. Jason is a graduate of Bowling Green State University, where he was a resident advisor and president of the Undergraduate Student Government. He’s hosted his own sports talk radio shows and Sports Illustrated writer

Kelly Dwyer reported in his 2006 feature “NBA Announcer Report Card,” that Jason might be the best sideline reporter in the business. That’s pretty high praise. Evelyn doesn’t brag about them, but I am happy to have the opportunity. These three gentlemen represent the fourth and fifth generations of high achievers. With an accomplished grandmother like Evelyn, and a great grandmother like Hattye Parnell, who was a 1939 national AAU women’s track champion, you rather expect the best. • I want to offer my apologies to the Ballew family. Two weeks ago, I spelled their last name “Burlew” in the column about Mrs. Charlotte Menifee. That is incorrect. Later I hope to interview other family members who come from Wyoming and live in the Reading area. They are good examples of using business acumen to succeed in tough times. 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.

Get family passport to the parks The Hamilton County Park District always offers a great value for those who enjoy recreational activities, exciting events and the great outdoors. Now families have one more reason to enjoy the parks with great deals in the new 2010 family passport. This colorful coupon book offers all kinds of savings for everyone in the

family, from recreational activities to discounts on special events, a $50 value. The family passport coupons include free admission for kids to Parky’s Ark wet playgrond in Winton Woods and to Highfield Discover Garden in Glenwood Gardens. More deals for the kids include a free wagon ride or one free admission to Halloween Nights at Parky’s


Farm. Parents will also find discounts on things like pedal boat rental and golf driving ranges and a free photo coupon to be used at Holiday in Lights in Sharon Woods. The 2010 Family Passport is available for $10 at and at all Hamilton County Park District visitor centers, golf courses, boathouses, snack

bars, Nature’s Niche store at Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Winton Woods Campground and Parky’s Farm. A valid Hamilton County Park District motor vehicle permit ($5 annual; $2 daily) is required to enter the parks. For additional information, visit or call 521-PARK (7275).

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Lucy’s Closet, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Stitch Studio, 7835 Camargo Road. Jamie Castle demonstrates re-purposing adult-size clothing into children’s clothing. Bring a piece of clothing from home or use a piece from the studio. $30. Registration required. 561-4555; Madeira.


Paintings and Found Object Sculptures, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. A.R.T. Gallery, 506 Wyoming Ave. Artist reception party and exhibit. Featuring works by Marco Zehrung Ursula Roma Demitri and Julian Zehrung. Free. 662-1998. Wyoming. A Mixed Media Menagerie, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Global Lead Art Gallery, 11260 Chester Road. Suite 400, Artists include Kymberly Henson, Marylou Nicodemus, Pauline Dickerson, Yvette LaFollette Mazza, Nancy Hopkins, Martha Newfield, Susan Mahan and Teresa Nieberding. Exhibit continues through May. Through May 28. 366-8344. Sharonville.


Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 10870 Kenwood Road. Bring monetary donations only in the form of check, money order or credit card. Presented by American Red Cross Cincinnati Area Chapter. Through Dec. 30. 792-4000; Blue Ash.


Beginner Ballroom Dancing, 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Beginning ballroom dancing lessons with Melissa. Ages 50 and up. Free. Reservations required. 247-2100; Symmes Township.


Park 42 Toastmasters Meeting, noon-1 p.m. Park 42 Toastmaster Club, 3700 Park 42 Drive. Suite 190B, Learn to develop and polish formal and informal communication skills. Ages 18 and up. Free. 530-0909, ext. 20. Sharonville.



Jeremy Essig, 8 p.m. $8. Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place. Act is laden with musical references, and his views on current state of Christian music. Ages 18 and up. 984-9288; or Montgomery.


Spring Break Camp, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Splash in water park, play games in gym, exercise in Exertainment Studio and create showpiece in art room. Bring swimsuit, lunch and drink each day. Grades K-6. $62 per day. Registration required. Through April 9. 761-7500; Amberley Village.


Codependents Anonymous, 7 p.m. Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 8815 E. Kemper Road. Room 31. Literature discussion group. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous, Inc. 503-4262. Montgomery. Men’s Separation/Divorce Support, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Comprehensive Counseling Services Inc. 10999 Reed Hartman Hwy, Open to all males, any age. With licensed facilitator. $35 per week. Registration required. 543-4144. Blue Ash. F R I D A Y, A P R I L 9


Paintings and Found Object Sculptures, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. A.R.T. Gallery, Free. 6621998. Wyoming. A Mixed Media Menagerie, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Global Lead Art Gallery, 366-8344. Sharonville.


Ladies Night, 9 p.m. Rhinos Live, 11473 Chester Road. With DJ Clockwork spinning Rythm and Blues, and Motown music. No sportswear. Dress sexy, classy and smooth. For Ages 25 and up.$5; free women before 11 p.m. free men before 10 p.m. Through April 30. 742-5483; Sharonville. DV8, 9:30 p.m. Bar Seventy-One, 8850 Governors Hill Drive. Ages 21 and up. $5. 7749697. Symmes Township.

Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road. Market includes naturally-raised meat and eggs and certified organic seasonal produce and flowers. Closes at dusk. 561-7400; Indian Hill.




Business Bites, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Apsara Restaurant, 4785 Lake Forest Drive. Smallerportion three-course menu for a light dinner after work or business meeting. $16.95 plus tax and gratuity. 554-1040. Blue Ash.


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


Nature Stories, 11 a.m. Weather. Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road. Sharon Centre. Naturalist reads themed story. Free; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Sharonville.

Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 792-4000; Blue Ash. Village Squares, 8 p.m.-10:30 p.m. St. Gabriel Consolidated School, 18 W. Sharon Ave. Club for experienced square dancers and round dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Glendale.


Wine Bar Tasting, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. The Wine Store, 9905 Montgomery Road. Fifty cents per taste. 984-9463; Montgomery. Wine Tasting, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Piazza Discepoli, 23 Village Square. $10. 771-6611; Glendale.


Health Screenings, 9 a.m.-noon, Owens Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, 7319 Montgomery Road. Blood pressure, weight, foot and spinal screenings. Walk-ins welcome. Free. Appointment requested. 7840084; Silverton.

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Soil Fertility Testing Kits, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District, $10. 772-7645; Springdale.


Doug Stanhope, 8 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $22. Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place. No coupons or passes accepted. 984-9288; www. Montgomery.


Spring Break Camp, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mayerson JCC, $62 per day. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village.


Heritage Village Museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Heritage Village Museum, 11450 Lebanon Road. Sharon Woods. Tour 11 historic buildings depicting life in the 1800s. $5, $3 ages 5-11, free ages 4 and under and members. 563-9484; www.heritagevillagecincinnati. org. Sharonville.


Spring Garden Classes, 10 a.m. Denny’s Do’s and Don’ts. Denny discusses important things to do and not do to make gardening more successful. Includes Q&A. Bloomin Garden Centre, 8793 Kenwood Road. Free refreshments. Free. Registration required. 984-8733; Blue Ash.

USIC - CLASSICAL RELIGIOUS - COMMUNITY M Linton Music’s Peanut Butter and Jam Travelogue: Northern India and Nepal, 6:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church of Glendale, 155 E. Fountain Ave. Bob and Doreen Gove, longtime residents of Glendale, share highlights from their two trips to India and Nepal. Includes refreshments. Reservations required. 771-6195. Glendale.


Night in White, 7:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Krombholz Jewelers, 9399 Shelly Lane. Swag bags for first 200 attendees, freeze modeling of fashion trends, music, cocktails and silent auction. Dress: White “cocktail chic” attire. Benefits The Eight Days & One Hour Foundation’s Stephen Jason Morsch Nursing Scholarship. Sponsored by LOL. $15, $10 advance online. 721-2445; nightinwhite. Montgomery.


Women’s Separation/Divorce Support, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Comprehensive Counseling Services Inc. 10999 Reed Hartman Hwy, For women. Open to any age, if you are thinking about divorce, divorcing or already divorced. With licensed facilitator. $35 per week. Registration required. 543-4144. Blue Ash. S A T U R D A Y, A P R I L 1 0

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Blue Ash Women’s Club Spring Luncheon, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Theme: Victorian Tea. Includes lunch, speaker, prizes, silent auction, basket auction, split the pot and bake sale. Benefits Blue Ash Women’s Club Scholarship Fund. Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road. Auditorium. $25. Reservations required. 891-4043. Blue Ash.


Victory of Light Psychic Festival, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road. Vendors, seminars, intuitive readers, alternative healing and more. Individual readings available for fee. $20 two days, $12; $2 off for seniors and students. 9290406; Sharonville. Shear Excitement, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Gorman Heritage Farm, 10052 Reading Road. View sheep shearing, herding dog and textile arts demonstrations, along with bagpipes, Celtic music, textile, woodcarving demonstrations, food, craft and garden activities. $7, $5 ages 17 and under. Through April 11. 563-6663; Evendale.

Sessions, 10 a.m.-10:40 a.m. The Center for the Arts, 322 Wyoming Ave. The Madcap Puppets join Peanut Butter and Jam musicians to tell exciting stories set to chamber music. For ages 2-6 and their families. Free Graeter’s cookies at concert. Family friendly. $12 flexbook of four tickets, $4. Presented by Linton Music. 381-6868; Wyoming.


Bird Walk, 10 a.m. Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road. Sharon Centre. Hike to learn basics of birding. Bring binoculars. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Sharonville.


Sister Rain, Brother Sun, 11 a.m. Raymond Walters College Muntz Hall, 9555 Plainfield Road. When Sister Rain becomes jealous of Brother Sun and stops watering the earth, Mother Nature and the audience must join forces to save the day. Performed by Catskill Puppet Theater. Part of ARTrageous Saturdays. Ages 3-10. Family friendly. $5. Reservations recommended. Presented by Raymond Walters College. 745-5705; Blue Ash. The Garden of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, 7:30 p.m. Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road. Featuring Playhouse’s Touring Company. Free-flowing adaptation of the Kipling classic, a comedy about sharing and cooperation. Part of Playhouse Off the Hill Series. Ages 4 and up. $5. Presented by Playhouse in the Park. 688-8400. Indian Hill.


Kids Klimb, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road. Includes games, climbing, pizza and drinks. Ages 8-13. $15. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 745-8550. Blue Ash. 5K for 10K Run/Walk, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Glenwood Gardens, 10623 Springfield Pike. Benefits Valley Interfaith Food and Clothing Center. $15. Registration required. Presented by Valley Interfaith Food and Clothing Center. 821-3233; Woodlawn. S U N D A Y, A P R I L 1 1


Victory of Light Psychic Festival, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sharonville Convention Center, $20 two days, $12; $2 off for seniors and students. 929-0406; Sharonville. Shear Excitement, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Gorman Heritage Farm, $7, $5 ages 17 and under. 563-6663; Evendale.


Forest Dale Church of Christ will host pianist Jon Sanford performing a free concert 3 p.m. Sunday, April 11. Sanford is a student at Cincinnati Christian University. Forest Dale is located at 604 West Kemper Road, on the border of Springdale and Forest Park. Call 513-825-7171 or visit fdccgrapevine.


Jeremy Essig, 8 p.m. $8. Go Bananas, 9849288; or Montgomery.


The Garden of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, 3 p.m. Wyoming Fine Arts Center, 332 Wyoming Ave. Featuring Playhouse’s Touring Company. Free-flowing adaptation of the Kipling classic, a comedy about sharing and cooperation. Part of Playhouse Off the Hill Series. Ages 4 and up. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Playhouse in the Park. 9481900. Wyoming.


Cincinnati Backgammon Players Club Monthly Tournament, noon-6 p.m. Metropole Coffee Company, 9675 Cincinnati Columbus Road. Double-elimination backgammon tournament for Cincinnati area players. Chouette also played. Family friendly. $21. Presented by Cincinnati Backgammon Players Club. Through Dec. 5. 807-6926. Sharonville.


Queen City Barbie Doll Club Show and Sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Holiday Inn Cincinnati I-275 North, 3855 Hauck Road. Dolls, doll clothes, toys and collectibles. Free appraisals. $3, ages 11 and under free. Presented by Queen City Barbie Doll Club. 2078409; Sharonville. M O N D A Y, A P R I L 1 2


Cincinnati Volleyball/Slatt’s Fundraiser, 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Slatt’s Pub, 4858 Cooper Road. Food and drinks served by the UC Volleyball Team. Includes silent auction with items such as UC apparel and autographed memorabilia. Benefits UC Volleyball’s Brazil travel fund. 791-2223; Blue Ash.


Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 792-4000; Blue Ash.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472 Meeting, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road. Public speaking and leadership skills meeting. Presented by Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472. 351-5005. Kenwood.


Look Good. Feel Better, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Bethesda North Hospital, 10500 Montgomery Road. For women undergoing cancer treatment. Connect with other cancer patients while you learn to cope with the effects of chemotherapy and radiation. Free. Registration required. 888-227-6446, option 2. Montgomery. T U E S D A Y, A P R I L 1 3

EXERCISE CLASSES Zumba, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Cincy Dance Studio, 8143 Camargo Road. Suite B, $10. Registration required. 859-630-7040; Madeira. ON STAGE STUDENT THEATER

Tell Me a Story, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. JCC Center Stage Musical Theater Company youth performers present show written by Marlene Foreman Shmalo. Paul L. Rogers, musical director; Courtney Cummings, choreographer. Family friendly. $5. 761-7500; Amberley Village. W E D N E S D A Y, A P R I L 1 4


Tai Chi Class, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Instructed Tai Chi for beginners with Jennifer. Free. Reservations required. 247-2100. Symmes Township. Aquatics Fitness 101, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road. Learn about aquatic exercise programs and equipment. $20. Registration required. 985-6732; www.trihealthpavilion. com. Montgomery.


Heritage Village Museum, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Heritage Village Museum, $5, $3 ages 5-11, free ages 4 and under and members. 5639484; Sharonville.


Cincinnati Dulcimer Society, 3 p.m. Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road. Sharon Centre. All ages. Free; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Sharonville.


Wilberforce University Choir, 5 p.m. Mount Zion Baptist Church, 10180 Woodlawn, Free. 772-6230; Woodlawn.


Jon Sanford, 3 p.m. Forest Dale Church of Christ, 604 W. Kemper Road. Student at Cincinnati Christian University and pianist performs. Free. 825-7171; www. Springdale.


The famous nanny, “Mary Poppins,” comes to the stage at the Aronoff Center, Thursday, April 8, through April 25. The Broadway musical production combines the original stories by P. L. Travers and the Walt Disney film. It is appropriate for all ages. Performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday; and 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Call 800982-2787 or visit

What’s Bloomin’?, 2 p.m. Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road. Sharon Centre. Naturalist-led hike to view wildflowers. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Sharonville.


The Iams Everything Pets Expo will show off animals of all kinds at the Duke Energy Convention Center Friday-Sunday, April 9-11. From seminars to service providers and rescue organizations, the expo will offer education and entertainment. The expo is from 2-8 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The expo will also host auditions for the “Late Show with David Letterman” segment, “Stupid Pet Tricks” at noon Saturday. Entrance to the expo is $12, adults; $8, ages 9-13; ages 8 and under, admitted for free. Visit or call 513-421-7387.


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Marriage more about transformation than happiness marriage to make us holy more than to make us happy? What if some struggle is always involved? The biblical writer of Genesis was extremely wise in the words he selected. For example, in the story of the beginning of human relationships with Adam and Eve, the writer chose a rather unromantic phrase to describe Eve – “a fitting helper” for the man. The word for “fitting” in Hebrew – ezer – is itself a paradox. It means both “different and equal,” “facing and separate,” and a person “in devoted opposition.” Eve will not only be one with her lover, she will also challenge him, as will he her. They will help each other become more fully human. “It’s not just that marriage is a lot of work,”

religious exploration. “We created this organization to offer not just an opportunity to network and socialize but also to explore our Jewish heritage and the influence it has on our daily lives,” said Daniel Goodstein, Michigan native and founding member. The cost of the event is $10 after being heavily subsidized by Northern Hills Synagogue. Reservations can be completed electronically through the Northern Hills Synagogue Web site, For more information, contact Northern Hills Synagogue at 931-6038.

disturbingly intense, disruptively involving and that is exactly the way it was designed to be. It is supposed to be more – almost – than we can handle. … Only marriage urges us into the deep and unknown waters. For that is its very purpose: to get us out beyond our depth, out of the shallows of our own secure egocentricity and into the dangerous and unpredictable depths of a real interpersonal encounter.” Do current statistics warrant the estimate that more and more spouses play for a while in the shallow surf, and never get out into the depths? 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.

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Join the Junior Women’s Club of Wyoming for its annual community skit performance Saturday, March 20, at the Wyoming Middle School, 17 Wyoming Ave., in the Fay Auditorium. This year JWC will perform the well loved classic “The Wizard of Oz” at two times: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Both performances are free and open to the public. The cast can also be seen in costumes prior to the performances at the Wyoming Youth Services Bureau pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The WYSB breakfast is at the Wyoming Civic Center from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. From left: front row, Amy Smith, Lori Donnelly, Stacy Gonzalez, Klarysa Benge and Denise Gilhart; back row, Britt Hedges, Rebecca Johnson, Joann Felzcan, Carolyn Buchanan-Shane, Marianna Briner and Christy Brown. Not pictured, Lisa Mellot and Barb Boettcher.

The “Young Jewish Adults of Greater Cincinnati” will hold its first event: “An Unforgettable Evening” Shabbat services and dinner at Northern Hills Synagogue-Congregation B’nai Abraham at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 16. Services will be Conservative-Egalitarian with a few tunes fondly remembered from Jewish day camp. The dinner will include “recipes from home:” baked chicken, noodle kugel and a fresh garden salad. The group’s mission is to enrich the lives of young Jewish adults through service to the community, Judaic Study and involvement in

not love. If they challenge me too much, or resist my manipulations, I can just leave one and seek out another – or another. Our culture degrades potential relationships. Many of them become mere opportunities for sex-andthen-move on. Marriage and genuine relationships are those that have the power to transform us. In marriage, a man is given the opportunity of seeing one woman, one person, as he has never seen any other woman or person before – and to know himself as he has never known himself before. In “The Mystery of Marriage,” best-selling author Mike Mason writes, “To put it simply, marriage is a relationship far more engrossing than we want it to be. It always turns out to be more than we bargained for. It is


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remarks Irwin Kula, “it’s that marriage or any close relationship is a place where you learn about yourself, your shadows and your light.” Could that be one of the reasons why the Creator said it’s not good to be alone? For who realistically challenges their own ego? Marriage is a persistent reminder that we are not alone, that our egos are not all that matters. It informs us that there are other people in the world: that they are there, that they are real, and that they are wildly different from the imaginary beings we carry in our fantasies. They teach us about life outside of ourselves – they teach us how to love. Our narcissistic culture, however, leads us to look at others in quite a self-centered way. All these people are out there for me to use,


We’re fast approaching the wedding season. It would be fascinating to ask those soon to marry, “What’s the purpose of marriage; what are your expectations of what will occur in the coming years, and especially to you personally?” And then, to ask them the same question 20 years later. Many years later after his marriage, a man confided to author Gary Thomas, “I found there was a tremendous amount of immaturity within me that my marriage had confronted. The key was that I had to change my view of marriage. If the purpose of marriage was simply to enjoy infatuation and make me ‘happy,’ then I’d have to get

a ‘new’ marriage every two or three years. But if I really wanted to see God transform Father Lou me from Guntzelman the inside Perspectives out, I’d need to concentrate on changing myself rather than changing my spouse.” Wise man! Very few people preparing for marriage seem to consider that one of the goals of marriage is for their loving relationship to change and transform them. What if God had an end in mind that went beyond our happiness, our comfort, and our desire to be continually turned on as if the world were already heaven? What if God designed

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Opera creams will have them singing your praises I’m already over my word count before I even do my intro! So I’ll leave it at that – no chatting, just cooking.

Georgia Pelle’s opera cream candy

Easter’s over but I just got a couple requests for this. Georgia, a Campbell County Recorder reader, has been making these for 40 years. Her sister, Sue first told me about these. “Everyone just loves these – better than any commercial brand,� she said. You can free-form these, as well. 4 oz. cream cheese, softened 1 stick butter, softened 11⠄2 teaspoons vanilla 6 cups confectioners’ sugar Cream cheese and butter, then add vanilla. Add sugar 1 cup at a time. Mix well slowly. Form into ball and chill. To use in candy molds: Melt some dark chocolate

and brush molds with melted chocolate. Place coated molds in refrigerator for 15 minutes. Break off a piece the fillRita of ing and Heikenfeld press into Rita’s kitchen m o l d . B r u s h with chocolate to seal bottom. Place in fridge and chill. Release from molds. Makes about five dozen.

BLTA wraps (bacon, lettuce, turkey, tomato, avocado)

A reader saw this on the Food Network and wanted to share. If you want to make these up ahead of time, leave the dressing off until right before you serve it. You’ll use about half of the dressing recipe. Four 10-inch flour tor-

tillas Leaf lettuce 12 slices deli turkey breast 12 slices bacon, cooked 1 large tomato cut into 16 wedges 1 large avocado, peeled, pitted and cut into 16 slices tossed with a squeeze of lime juice Salt and pepper Greens: Either arugula, watercress, spinach, whatever, a couple handfuls Wrap tortillas in barely damp, doubled layers of paper towels and microwave on high for 45 to 60 seconds. Or warm in dry skillet. Lay tortillas on work surface and layer the ingredients. Fan the leaf lettuce on the top three-quarters of each tortilla then lay the turkey slices on top, followed by the bacon, tomato, and avocado. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Top with the arugula and some of the dressing. Fold up the bottom quarter of the tortilla and then start to roll each sandwich

into a cone shape. Secure the tortilla with a toothpick. Serve immediately.

Ranch dressing

2 cloves garlic, mashed Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup mayonnaise 1 ⠄4 to 1⠄3 cup buttermilk 2 tablespoons each: minced parsley and chives or more to taste 1 green onion, sliced thin White wine vinegar – start with a teaspoon

Mash the garlic to a paste. Whisk everything together. If it’s too thick, thin with a bit more buttermilk.

Cottage Cheese Pie

For Western Hills reader Ruthann Hein. “Back in the late 1950s and early ’60s my Mom had a recipe for Cheese Pie using cottage cheese. If I remember it correctly, it was more of a custard pie consistency instead of cheesecakes being made today. I’d surely appreciate finding the recipe,� she asked. Well, here’s one from my files which I have not tried. If any of you have what she’s asking for, please share. 1 cup granulated sugar 2 ⠄3 cup cottage cheese

Chocolate for a good cause

Episcopal Community Services Foundation is hosting the third annual Chocolate Fest from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 100 Miami Ave., Terrace Park. Call 513-831-2052. Chocolate Fest is a bake-off judged by celebrity chocolatiers that raises funds for community-based programs. Admission is $10 per adult and $5 per child with maximum of $20 per family. Good for unlimited tastings. To buy tickets or enter as a baker, go to or call 513-221-0547. In addition to the bake-off, the Chocolate Fest features an auction with two weeks of online bidding (April 5-15 at culminating in an inperson auction April 17 as part of the Chocolate Fest). The auction offers art, jewelry, services, tickets and unique experiences. You need not attend the fest to participate in the auction. If you have questions, contact Ariel Miller at 513-221-0547 or at Judges are Chip and Debbie Graeter, Randy Young of Aglamesis, and Matt Madison of Madisono’s Gelato. Each entry is also eligible for People’s Choice Awards, voted on by people using tickets of $1 each. 1 generous tablespoon flour 11⠄2 cups whole milk 2 eggs 1 ⠄8 teaspoon salt Butter 1 unbaked pie crust Mix and pour in unbaked pie crust. Dot with butter. Bake at 400 degrees until top is golden, about 30 minutes. Cool before serving.

Readers want to know

Clermont County Journal reader Char Williams asks: “What are micro-greens?� They’re sprouts of common greens harvested at 1 to 2 inches. You’ll find cress, broccoli, arugula and even clover marketed. Use in stir fries, salads or, as I do, as a garnish. I have my

own way of getting these – I just go to my spring-fed pool for the cress and the herb garden for the arugula. Try tiny dandelion greens, too.

Rooting out recipes

LaRosa’s ricotta. A Western Hills reader misses buying this at the Western Hills LaRosa’s deli. Terrie Evans, sister of Buddy LaRosa, said to try an oldfashioned ricotta, not whipped or real low-fat. She suggested Stella’s brand, available locally. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen� in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Recipients of the Greater Cincinnati Health Council’s 2009 Advanced Preceptor Award include, from left: Gina Hatfield, Sue Dvorak, Lisa Byrd, Sandra Simpson, Brian Jones, Diane Beebe, Laura Heusman and Mary Margaret Garrison. Not pictured: Mary Monson and Patricia Sharp.

Ten of the tristate’s top health care professionals who support health care students and new health care employees through their organizations’ precepting programs were recently named recipients of the Greater Cincinnati Health Council’s 2009 Advanced Preceptor Award. Established two years ago, the award recognizes individuals for precepting activities performed in 2009. The 2009 Advanced Preceptor Award was presented at the Health Council’s 14th


Syrian Shrine Potentate Jerry C. Ulm Sr. awards Chief Ralph Hammonds of the City of Sharonville Fire Department.

Springdale hosts immunization clinic The Springdale Health Department has an immunization clinic for children from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month at the Municipal Building at 11700 Springfield Pike. Appointments are not necessary. Parents should bring their children’s immunization records. Vaccines are free to those without insurance or with Medicaid. Immunizations given include diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTaP, Td, Tdap), polio (IPV), measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), hepatitis A for children, hepatitis B for children, human papillomavirus (HPV) (adolescent), influenza (Flu), meningococcal conjugate (adolescent), pneumococcal conjugate

(for children), rotavirus and chickenpox (Varicella). TB skin tests are also offered (free to Springdale residents and Princeton school children, $15 non-residents.) The Health Department offers a lipid/glucose profile from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. the third Thursday of every month. The procedure is a finger stick, and one should not eat or drink anything except water for 12 hours before taking their test. Included in this profile are total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL, HDL/TC ratio and glucose. The clinic is by appointment only, and there is a $15 charge for the screening. This is for Springdale residents. For more information, call the nurse, Jean Hicks, or to make an appointment, call the Health Department at 346-5725.

BUSINESS UPDATE Food celebration

Gold Medal celebrated its annual Fun Food Festival at their worldwide headquarters, located in Evendale, March 25 and March 26. Community members were invited to taste test

and experience fun foods first hand. They could also see and operate many new food equipment and supplies, talk to experts about concession and see live demonstrations.

professionally competent, committed to students and new employees within the organization and exhibit a respectful and caring attitude; and have precepted during 2009. For more information about the presentation of the 2009 Advanced Preceptor Award, contact Mary Duffey, executive director of the Health Council’s Health Care Workforce Center, at 878-2862.

Resident named to board

The Board of Directors of Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries Rehabilitation Center Inc. recently announced that Jim Raussen, director of Raussen insurance and financial services for the Ohio Department of Development, has been elected as a member of the board of directors for the local notfor-profit organization. Raussen was elected at the board of directors recent meeting. Goodwill’s Board of Directors helps to set policy and formulate governance issues and procedures for the organization.

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Improvement Collaborative of Cincinnati. Raussen is a graduate of Xavier University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in history. He lives in Springdale with his wife Tara and two children. As one of the largest providers of vocational training and job placement services in Southwestern Ohio, Goodwill Industries has had a long history of excellence in the quality of services it provides to Greater Cincinnati. Each year, Ohio Valley Goodwill serves more than 2,500 men and women with disabilities and our nation’s veterans. With support from the local community, Goodwill helps put people to work.

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Raussen was appointed to his current position in the Department of Development by Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland. In this role, Raussen is responsible for establishing collaboration between Ohio’s financial services industries and state government; focusing on workforce development for the growing insurance industry; marketing Ohio as a great place for the banking and insurance industries, and encouraging greater bank participation in support of economic development. Prior to joining the Ohio Department of Development, Raussen served in the Ohio Legislature for three terms and was a member of various committees including insurance, health, economic development and public utilities. While in the Ohio House, Raussen won many distinguished awards including Freshman Legislator of the Year from Columbus Monthly magazine, Watchdog of the Treasury award, Outstanding Legislator of the Year award from the Ohio Association of County Boards of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, and was recently recognized as one of the area’s top “Forty Under 40” by the Cincinnati Business Courier. In addition to his legislative accomplishments, Raussen has four years of local government experience as a township trustee and has more than 10 years experience in the insurance industry with a focus on property and casualty, risk management, environmental, and worker’s compensation issues. Raussen is a member of the board of trustees for the Health


Syrian Shriners and Shriners Hospitals for Children- Cincinnati presented the 2010 Syrian Shrine Firefighter Award for service in leadership to Chief Ralph Hammonds with the city of Sharonville Fire Department. Hammonds was recognized for his work developing the Hamilton County Fire Chief’s communication van. He has also taught educational classes at The Ohio Fire Chiefs Annual Conference and remains very active in the policies and procedures relating to paramedic service provided throughout Hamilton County and Southwest Ohio. “I was extremely honored and surprised to be selected for this award,” Hammonds said. “Firefighters do what we do because we love it, but Shriners Hospitals for Children’s ability to heal children with burn injuries and provide the services that it does is truly heroic.” Since 2002, the Syrian Shrine Firefighter Awards event has recognized firefighters throughout the community for their work in prevention, heroism and leadership. Shriners International is the fraternity that founded and continues to support Shriners Hospitals for Children. The hospitals provide pediatric specialty care in orthopaedic conditions, burns of all degrees, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate without financial


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April 7, 2010

The Victory of Light Expo returns The “Art of Happiness” is just one of the 50 seminars presented at the biannual Victory of Light Expo, which will bring 3,500 people to the Sharonville Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 10 and 11. Now in its 19th year, this event is the largest metaphysical convention in the region, offering the public opportunities to explore the world of body, mind and spirit. Experts will present seminars on a wide variety of topics, such as parapsychology, intuitive development and holistic healing. Twelve of the 50 seminars will

include free readings for members of the audience. More than 200 exhibitors will offer merchandise, including crystals, books, music, art, clothing and jewelry, as well as aromatherapy and wellness products. A music stage will feature live performances both days. Admission is $12 for one day or $20 for both days, and includes all onehour seminars. Seniors and students receive a $2 discount. For more information, visit or call 9290406. Psychic and founder of the Victory of Light Expo, Victor Paruta, will present

readings during his popular “Ask A Psychic” seminar. A regular guest on radio and television, including ABC’s “The View,” and featured in dozens of articles and publications, Paruta is on the faculty of Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center in Covington, Ky., where he teaches classes in psychic and intuitive development. A highly sought after reader, he was voted best psychic by Cincinnati Magazine (2005) which stated that he provides “mysteriously accurate and compelling readings.” He produced the first Victory of Light Expo in 1992 and has continued to present two events each year in




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

Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA)


“Growing Closer to God, Growing Closer to Neighbor”

www. 513-522-3026

1553 Kinney Ave, Mt. Healthy

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

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

Pastor Todd A. Cutter

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



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

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

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

Faith Lutheran LCMC


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

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

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

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


Nursery Care Provided

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

680 W Sharon Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45240


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

Monfort Heights United Methodist Church

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

Mt Healthy United Methodist Church

Christ Lutheran Church (LCMS)

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

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Rev Lyle Rasch, Pastor

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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


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



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

St. Martin Dr Porres Catholic Church

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

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

Sharonville United Methodist

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

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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

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

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

Salem White Oak Presbyterian

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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


St. Paul United Church of Christ


Pastor: Jessica Taft 385-9077

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


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

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

Sonny Price, Pastor

Nursery Provided

5312 Old Blue Rock Rd., off Springdale Sunday Worship: 10:30am Sunday School: 9:15am

Nursery Available/Handicap Access

St Paul - North College Hill

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

Greater Cincinnati. “We provide a venue that enhances spiritual wellbeing in an inclusive and celebratory environment,” Paruta said. “I have seen a huge paradigm shift over the past 20 years. Today, words like ‘channeling,’ ‘meditation’ and ‘holistic’ are part of our everyday vocabulary. The Expo promotes a harmonious blending of Eastern and Western traditions, inspiring a more meaningful perspective on life.” Live New Age, ambient and world music will be performed throughout the weekend by Ron Esposito (Tibetan Brass and Crystal Singing Bowls), Douglas Blue Feather, recognized as one of today’s top Native American flutists, Native American singer Terri Rivera Piatt, and keyboardist Lighthawk Mark Kenworthy. Dances will be performed by Emerald Breeze Dance Ensemble. Complete details, including links to presenters’ and exhibitors’ Web sites and a seminar schedule are at or by calling 929-0406.

Matinee presents violinist Baiba Skride, violinist, performs a return engagement on the 97th Matinee Musicale Concert Series 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 27, at the Mayerson Jewish Community Center, 8485 Ridge Road, Amberley Village. Her sister Lauma, pianist, will collaborate again with Baiba on this Matinee Musicale appearance as they did so successfully in 2005. Still in her mid-20s, Skride has appeared with orchestras world wide: Munich, Leipzig, Paris, London, Melbourne, Philadelphia, Houston, Cincinnati, St. Louis and Detroit. Highlights in her 2009/10 concert season include an extensive tour of Germany with the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under Andris Nelsons and appearances with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra with Vasily Petrenko and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra under Thierry Fischer. In Cincinnati on April 30-May 1, weekend after Matinee Musicale Concert, Baiba will perform again with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra playing the Beethoven Triple Concerto with her sister Lauma, pianist, and Jan Vogler, cellist. Join the audience at 11 a.m. April 27 to hear “natural flair, thoughtful and virtuoso playing.” This concert includes Bach’s “Sonata No. 3;” Schnittke’s “Sonata No. 1” and “Kreutzer;” and Beethoven’s “Sonata.” Skride performs on the Stradivarius “Wilhelmj” violin. Tickets are $15, students $3. Call 4699819 or visit

RELIGION Blue Ash Presbyterian Church

The Fine Arts Fund is presenting the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra string quartet at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 23. It is a concert for all ages. There will be an interactive question- and answer-session led by the musicians themselves. Child care is not provided. The church is at 4309 Cooper Road, Blue Ash; 791-1153.

Brecon United Methodist Church

Children’s Church, during the 10:45 a.m. hour, will be using the new curriculum “Hands-on-Bible MAX.” Each week, the children will use the Bible, love the Bible and live the Bible. Children’s Sunday School is available at 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Services are 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. with Adult Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Children’s Church is during the 10:45 a.m. hour. All guests and visitors are welcome. The church is at 7388 East Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 4897021.

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

Senior Men meet at 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday for lunch and fellowship. Women’s Potluck Salad Luncheon is at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 28. Gardening tips will be shared. All are welcome. The children’s musical is at 8:20 and 11 a.m. Sunday, April 25. This year’s musical is “Good News Cruise.” Mom’s Group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, and at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 21. All moms are welcome. Children’s weekday groups meet from 9 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, with lunch and an afternoon session available on Tuesday. The cost is $10 for one child and $15 for families. Reservations can be made by calling the church. Summer Vacation Bible School will be from 9 a.m. to noon June 21-25; and 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 26-30. Registration is now open. The church is located at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati; 791-3142;

Congregation Ohav Shalom

Congregation Ohav Shalom is hosting “Just’n Time…Tunes and Tales by Justin Miller” Sunday, April 25. The guitarist and mandolin player will perform a variety of music accompanied by a bass player and a percussionist. The concert starts at 7 p.m., but a cash wine bar and silent auction begin at 6:15 p.m. After Miller’s performance, guests will be treated to an elegant dessert and coffee buffet. General admission is $25 when purchased in advance, and $30 at the door. To order tickets, send your check to Stephany Schechtman, 9440 Mapletop Lane, Loveland, OH 45140, or pay by credit card at The synagogue is at 8100 Cornell Road, Montgomery; 489-3399.

First Presbyterian Church of Glendale

The church is hosting “Travelogue: Northern India and Nepal” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 9. Bob and Doreen Gove, longtime residents of Glendale, share highlights from their two trips to India and Nepal. Includes refreshments. Reservations are required, call 771-6195. The church is at 155 E. Fountain Ave., Glendale; 771-6195.

Forest Dale Church of Christ

Through April 11, Forest Dale Church of Christ Senior Minister Jay Russell will embark upon a six-week investigation of some of the seemingly “backwards” sayings of Jesus. Russell will speak at both the 9 a.m. Classic Worship Service and the 11:15 a.m. Morning Worship Service each Sunday. The accompanying Small Group Series will be available at various locations, days and times throughout the week. The last topic is: April 11, “To Win Give Up.” More information is available on the church’s MySpace profile at or at the church office 825-7171. Life Line Screenings will be at the church Thursday, April 8. It will offer ultrasound screenings for stroke/carotid artery, atrial fibrillation, abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral arterial disease and osteoporosis. Registration is required and is available by calling

About religion

Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. E-mail announcements to tricountypress@communitypre, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. Mail to: Tri-County Press, Attention: Teasha Fowler, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140. 800-324-1851. There is a fee for the screenings. More information is available from LifeLine Screening at The church will host pianist Jon Sanford for a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 11. Sanford is a student at Cincinnati Christian University. The church is at 604 West Kemper Road, Springdale; 825-7171,

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

The church is hosting Scrapbooking from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. nearly every third Monday. Free child care is provided. You must register by 5 p.m. Friday before the Monday event. For more information, call the church at 891-1700. The dates are: April 19, May 17, June 7, July 19 and Aug. 16. The church is at 7701 Kenwood Road, Kenwood; 891-1700.

Hartzell United Methodist

Sunday Worship Services are 9 and 10:30 a.m. with Adult Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Children’s School is during the 10:45 a.m. hour. All guests and visitors are welcome. Youth Groups, Bible Studies weekly; Childcare and Transportation provided. The church is at 8999 Applewood Drive, Blue Ash; 891-8527.

Kenwood Fellowship Church

The church has a new contemporary worship service from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays. The services will feature contemporary worship music in a relaxed atmosphere with biblical teaching that will resonate with the fast-paced lifestyles that many of us find ourselves in today. The church is at 7205 Kenwood Road; 891-9768.

Mount Zion Baptist Church

The church is hosting the Wilberforce University Choir at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 11. The choir is under the direction of Jeremy Winston. The concert is free. The church is at 10180 Woodlawn Blvd., Woodlawn; 772-6230.

New Church of Montgomery

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

Sharonville United Methodist Church

Sharonville United Methodist Church has services; 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. are traditional worship format, and the 9:30 a.m. service is contemporary. SUMC welcomes all visitors and guests to attend any of its services or special events. The church is at 3751 Creek Road, Sharonville; 563-0117.

Sycamore Christian Church

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

Northern Hills to look at Jewish humor Jewish humor will be the topic when Northern Hills Synagogue – Congregation B’nai Avraham hosts its Third Friday adult education series for April. Dr. Gila Safran Naveh, director of the Department of Judaic Studies of the University of Cincinnati, will be the featured speaker. The program will be held as part

of Friday evening services beginning at 8 p.m. April 16, at the synagogue, at 5714 Fields Ertel Road in Deerfield Township. Naveh received her Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of California at San Diego. She teaches course in Jewish Humor at the University of Cincinnati, as well as Women’s Humor,

Literature of the Holocaust, and Jews in Film and Salon Culture. In her career, she has also focused on Holocaust and genocide studies, critical theory, Freud and Judaism, and gender issues. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Northern Hills Synagogue at 9316038.






Charles Worlds, 18, 11134 Snider Road, theft at 10155 Reading Road, March 11. Quentin Wallace, 46, 2308 Charing Way, theft, criminal trespass at 2801 Cunningham, March 16. Gary Rudd, 39, 4248 Duneden Ave., theft at 2801 Cunningham, March 11.

Incidents/investigations Theft

Merchandise of unknown value removed at 2801 Cunningham, March 11. Counterfeit bills passed at 1545 Glendale Milford Road, March 11. Merchandise of unknown value removed at 2801 Cunningham, March 9. Credit card removed and used without consent at 9635 Ottervein, March 10.



Angelica Sales,29, 994 Chesterdale Drive, Cincinnati, operating a motor vehicle without a valid license, March 27. Arleshia Howard, 29, 3006 Auten Avenue, Cincinnati, operating a motor vehicle without a valid license, March 28. David Parker, 25, 4038 Oak Tree Court, Loveland, traffic warrant from Mason Municipal Court, March 28. Bethena Burge, 27, 2376 Walden Glen Circle, Cincinnati, warrant for failing to appear in Glendale Mayor’s Court, March 30.

Incidents/investigations Stolen vehicle recovered

Vehicle stolen March 22 recovered by Cincinnati Police in District Three; vehicle processed for latent prints and returned to owner; investigation continues; March 25.



Parson Foster-Sumelin, 21, 3343 Zinsle Ave., possession at Red Roof, March 23. Angela Brown, 44, 5325 E. Knoll, drug paraphernalia at Days Inn, March 22. Bryan Reeves, 35, possession at







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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 7717882; Sharonville, Chief Mike Schappa, 563-1147; Springdale, Chief Mike Laage, 346-5790; Wyoming, Chief Gary J. Baldauf, 821-0141. ABV, March 21. Brandon Scott, 32, 1531 Waycross Road, possession at ABV, March 21. Benjamin Brewster, 20, possession at ABV, March 20. Victor Turner, 26, 1501 Southridge, possession at Kemper Road, March 20. James Harris Jr., 43, 69 Ehrman Ave., drug abuse at 11620 Chester Road, March 20. William Meter, 41, 11457 Chester Road, domestic violence at 11457 Chester Road, March 19. Christy Demeter, 31, 6039 Ohio 503, domestic violence at 11457 Chester Road, March 19.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Reported at 11612 Timber Ridge, March 23. Reported at 11341 Lippelman Road, March 18. Reported at 3254 E. Kemper Road, March 16.

Breaking and entering

Attempt made at 560 Hauck Road, March 19.

Criminal damaging, theft

GPS unit, stereo valued at $1,490 removed at 4020 Hauck Road, March 22.

Misuse of credit cared Reported at, March 14.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Reported at Crescentville Road, March 16.


Merchandise of unknown value removed at 11338 Reading Road, March 17. Motor vehicle removed at, March 17.



Kevin Richardson, 35, 2523 Saint Albans Ave., open container, driving under the influence at 12064 Springfield Pike, March 13. Hugh Dryer, 66, 1100 Kemper Road E., theft at 1100 Kemper Road, Feb. 13. Jodi Delawder, 36, 309 Second Ave., theft at 12105 Lawnview Ave., Feb. 14. Yahaira Sanchez, 25, 7050 Grand Blvd., theft at 7050 Princeton Pike, March 14. Timothy Mcnamee, 55, 9651 Seward, gross sexual imposition, illegal use of minor at 7029 Ohio 4, March 15. Juvenile Female, 16, theft, March 17. Jermaine Stalling, 18, 3813 Borden St., burglary at 12105 Lawnview Ave., March 17. Roneeka Williams, 26, 1325 Ryland Ave., theft at 1205 Lawnview Ave., March 18. Angela Taylor, 28, 4005 Delhi Ave., theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, March 19. Thomas Perry, 50, 2436 Ferguson, driving under the influence, March 20. Thomas Perry, 20, 46 Sheehan, petty theft at 300 Kemper Road E., March 20. Sara Honeycutt, 28, 613 South Cooper, theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, March 22. Alysia Elliott, 28, 11700 Princeton Pike, theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, March 22. Geraldine Angwe, 32, 5658 Colerain, theft, obstructing official business at 11700 Princeton Pike, March 23. Ashlee Boyd-Tunstall, 18, 11853 State Highway, theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, March 23. Juvenile female, 15, assault at 963 Chesterdale Circle, March 23. Juvenile female, 13, assault at 963 Chesterdale Circle, March 23. Ariel Gresham, 20, 1755 Avonlea, theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, March 23.

higher. According to many motorcycle groups, this does not tell the whole story, as there are always contributing factors in any crash, such as road conditions and other drivers’ actions. Other drivers can also do their part to help keep motorcyclists safe. It is especially important for non-motorcyclists to be aware. No matter what the statistics say, everyone on the road should do their part to keep the 2009 Hamilton County motorcycle fatality rates where they stand currently at three-three too

Reported at 1110 Chesterdale Circle, March 23.


Female reported at Kenn Road, March 23. Female reported at Bennadir Road, March 23. Female reported at Edgeworth, March 22. Female reported at Kemper Road, March 20. Reported at Charring Way, March 19. Female victim reported at Cedar Hill Drive, March 17.


Leon M. Mathews

Leon M. Mathews, 86, of Sharonville died March 31. Survived by wife, Ina (nee Lawson) Mathews; children, Gerald L. Steele, H. Richard Steele, Howard Luthy, Lee Mathews and Hop Art Mathews; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and siblings, Legrand, Dee Dee and Charlotte. Services were April 3 at Parkview Mausoleum at Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery.

Reported at 12105 Lawnview Ave., March 22.


Reported at 12105 Lawnview Ave., March 17.


Victim threatened and unknown amount of currency taken at 9929 Chesterdale, March 18.


Jewelry of unknown value removed at 11070 Princeton Pike, March 22. Attempt made to remove auto at, March 21. Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 11340 Century Blvd., March 20. Reported at W. Kemper Road, March 20. Glasses and currency valued at $40 removed from vehicle at, March 20. $2,400 in items removed from vehicle at Fairfield Lane, March 20. $31.35 in gas pumped and not paid for at 11260 Springfield Pike, March 18. Deposit not accounted for at 11700 Princeton Pike, March 18.



Wyoming police reported no arrests or citations.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damage

Vehicle driver’s side window broken, nothing taken, Hillcrest Ave., March 22.


Vehicle entered by breaking out the passenger side window, $60.00 and paperwork taken from vehicle, Hillcrest Ave., March 22.

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motorcyclists ultimately at fault in all of them. This is up from four fatalities in 2007, only one of which was a caused by the motorcycle rider, and five in 2006, all of which cited the motorcycle rider. The four most common factors attributed to motorcycle crashes-speed, inexperience, impairment and inattention-are all within the rider’s control. What can motorcyclists do to help prevent crashes? The Motorcycle Safety Foundation and Hamilton County Safe Communities suggest the following: • Be visible: Stay out of other vehicle’s blind spots, and avoid driving directly behind cars and trucks. Always use your headlights, even during daylight hours. • Dress for safety: Wearing a helmet is one of the best ways to avoid a motorcycle head injury due to a crash. Use leather or thick clothing, as well as gloves, protective eyewear and reflective clothing. • Apply effective mental strategies: Always ride your motorcycle defensively. Change lanes using your directional indicator, and avoid weaving in and out of traffic. • Know your bike and how to use it: Motorcycle classes are offered frequently in the Greater Cincinnati area and should be taken by anyone who wants to ride. Practicing safe riding in all types of weather can help you avoid crashes. • Ride unimpaired: NHTSA statistics show that forty-one percent of motorcycle riders who died in single-vehicle crashes in 2007 had BAC levels of .08 or

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Motorcycle safety becoming more critical One of every seven U.S. road fatalities accounted for in 2008 involved motorcycle riders. This steady increase in fatalities over the past 11 years represents one of our nation’s greatest challenges. Motorcycle fatalities now account for 14 percent of total road fatalities and have increased every year from a low of 2,116 in 1997 to 5,290 in 2008. Conversely, there has been continued success in reducing vehicle deaths with the number of traffic fatalities in 2008 reaching its lowest level since 1961. In fact, there was a 9.7 percent decline in the number of people killed in motor vehicle crashes in the United States, from 41,259 in 2007 to 37,261, according to NHTSA’s 2008 Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS). Data from previous years has shown that while motorcycle registrations have increased, the increase in motorcyclist fatalities has increased more steeply. This is due, in part, to motorcyclists being much more vulnerable than passenger vehicle drivers in the event of a crash. Research shows that approximately 80 percent of motorcycle crashes injure or kill a motorcycle rider, while only 20 percent of passenger car crashes injure or kill a motor vehicle driver or passenger. In the state of Ohio for 2004-2008, Hamilton County had 32 deaths and ranked 6th for counties with motorcycle fatalities. In 2008, Hamilton County saw nine motorcyclerelated fatalities, for which law enforcement found

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April 7, 2010

To Marry In May Mike and Lora Huhn of Cincinnati announce the engagement of their daughter, Leah, to Ryan Slicer, son of Joyce and Greg Hord of Blacklick, and Jeffrey Slicer of Columbus. The bride-to-be graduated from McAuley High School and recieved a degree in health science from Ohio State University. She is a living donor coordinator for the OSU Medical Center. Her fiance graduated from St. Francis DeSales High School and is pursuing a degree in industrial design at Columbus College of Art & Design. The wedding will take place at 3 p.m. on May 15 at Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church in Cincinnati. http://ryanandleah.weddi

Notice of Public Auction In accordance with the provisions of State Law, there being due and unpaid charges for which the undersigned is entitled to satisfy an owner’s lien of goods hereinafter described and stored at Uncle Bob’s SelfStorage location(s) listed below. And, due notice has been given, to the owner of said property and all parties known to claim an interest therein, and the time specified in such notice for payment of such having expired, the goods will be sold at public auction at the below stated location (s) to the highest bidder or otherwise disposed of on Monday, April 19, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. at 11378 Springfield Pike, Springdale, OH 45246, 513-7715311.Jennifer Boggan,746 Ledro St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45246; Household goods, furniture, boxes; Virgil Parks, 10885 Carnegie Dr., Cincinnati, Ohio 45240; Household goods, furniture, boxes, TV’s or stereo equip., office furniture; Hope Ralbon, 1105 Regent Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45237; Household goods, furniture, , boxes, sporting goods, TV’s or stereo equip.; John Welgel, 716 Northland Blvd., Apt. C, Cincinnati, Ohio 45240; Household goods, furniture, boxes, tools; C h a n a Robinson, 1168 Innercircle Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45240; Furniture, boxes, tools, TV’s or stereo equip., bags, clothes; Aaron Smith, 1410 Mallard Cove Drive, Cincin nati, Ohio 45246; Household goods, furniture, boxes, TV’s or stereo equip., office furniture, account records; Christopher Cross, 12036 Cedarcreek, Cincin nati, Ohio 45240; Household goods, furniture, boxes, sporting goods, tools, office furniture 1001546489


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Cincinnati Park Board – is partnering with Disney to provide service projects to the community. Disney is promoting community service in 2010. Volunteering in a park for a day will earn volunteers a one-day pass to either Disney World or Disneyland. Visit www.disneyparks. com to register for the “Give a Day Get a Disney Day” program by searching on the Web site for Cincinnati Parks. Sign up for an opportunity and serve six hours in a neighborhood park, nature center of greenspace. Then, give a day of service to Cincinnati Parks by volunteering for one of the approved opportunities. Up to eight passes will be given per family, an $80 value per person. Ticket must be used by Dec. 15. Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden – needs volunteers in the volunteer education program. Volunteers will receive training, invitations to special events and a monthly newsletter, among other benefits. There are numerous volunteer opportunities now available, including: “Ask Me” Station Program, Slide Presenters Program, Tour Guide Program, Animal Handlers Program, CREW Education Program. Each area has its own schedule and requirements. Certified training is also required. Must be 18 or older and have a high school degree or GED diploma. For more information, call the zoo’s education department at 559-7752, or e-mail volunteereducator@cincinnatizoo.o rg, or visit Grailville – needs volunteers for the garden in Loveland. Volunteer days are 9 a.m. to noon selected Saturdays through November. For a complete list visit or call 6832340. Volunteers will work in the kitchen and herb gardens. No experience is needed, volunteers may participate once or for the entire season. Volunteers should bring gloves, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, footwear that can get dirty and a snack if desired. Tools are provided. Granny’s Garden School – needs help in the garden. Granny’s is growing produce for needy families in the area, with support from the Greenfield Plant Farm. Greenfield Plant Farm donated their surplus tomato

and green pepper plants to the Granny’s Garden School program. Granny is seeking help with maintaining the gardens, planting and harvesting more produce. Granny’s is at Loveland Primary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. Call 324-2873 or e-mail, or visit GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden retrievers and places them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-981-2251 and leave your name and phone. Visit E-mail League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter, needs volunteers 16 and older to help socialize cats and 18 and older to socialize and walk dogs. Other opportunities available. Call 735-2299, ext. 3. Save the Animals Foundation – Needs people 18 and older to staff its shelter for homeless cats and dogs. Call 378-0300 for cats and 588-6609 for dogs. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum – has a new horticulture volunteer program. Volunteer opportunities include working side by side Spring Grove’s nationallyrenowned horticulture team at this National Historic Landmark. Groups of volunteers will be developed to help in the following areas: Keeping the front entrance area looking spectacular, controlling invasive species, taking care of the tree and shrub collection. They are also looking for a volunteer, or volunteers, to help with the hybrid tea roses. New volunteers join the volunteer docents who are ambassadors for the cemetery and arboretum. Information sessions, conducted the last Saturday and first Wednesday of each month, will explain the volunteer opportunities. Sessions are at 10 a.m. in the Historic Office, just inside the main entrance to the cemetery. For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Whitney Huang, Spring Grove horticulturist at 853-6866. Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Township. Meetings are open to the public. Visit






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Change a life – Volunteer to tutor an adult with low-level literacy skills or GED preparation needs. Call 621READ. Cincinnati Reads – a volunteer tutoring program working with K-4 students in Cincinnati Public Schools. Volunteers receive free training to work one-on-one with children who are struggling to read. Call 621-7323 or e-mail Jayne Martin Dressing, Clermont 20/20 – and its college access program, Clermont Educational Opportunities, offer a mentoring program that matches adults to work with a group of high school students from local high schools. Volunteers are needed to become mentors to help students stay in school and prepare to graduate with a plan for their next step. Call Terri Rechtin at 753-9222 or 673-3334 (cell) or e-mail for more information. Granny’s Garden School – Volunteers needed from 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays to work on behind-thescenes projects. Volunteers also needed to help with developing Web pages. Call 489-7099; Granny’s Hands-on Gardening Club is looking for new gardeners, to work with garden manager Suellyn Shupe. Experienced gardeners, come to share your expertise and enjoy the company of other gardeners while supporting the Granny’s Garden School program times: 1:30-4 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The school is located at the Loveland Primary and Elementary, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. E-mail or visit

– is seeking volunteers at least 18 years old to help in all aspects of presenting the festival. It is Mother’s Day Weekend, May 7, 8 and 9, at Coney Island. The festival celebrates the area’s rich mountain heritage with down-home entertainment, crafts, food and cultural attractions. Volunteers are needed for committee assignments and on-site help during the festival. Volunteers are particularly needed on Friday, May 7, to help with Children’s Day activities, such as kids’ crafts and games. Call 251-3378 or e-mail Business Volunteers for the Arts – BVA is accepting applications from business professionals with at least three years experience, interested in volunteering their skills within the arts community. Projects average six to eight months in length and can range from marketing or accounting to Web design or planning special events. A one-day training program is provided to all accepted applicants. Call 871-2787. Center for Independent Living Options – Seeking volunteers to staff Art Beyond Boundaries, gallery for artists with disabilities. Volunteers needed noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 2412600. Cincinnati Museum Center – Needs volunteers to work in all three museums, the Cincinnati History Museum, the Museum of Natural History and Science and the Cinergy Children’s Museum, and special exhibits. Call 287-7025. Summerfair 2010 – Cincinnati’s annual fine arts and crafts fair, needs more than 400 volunteers for the festival, June 4, 5 and 6 at Coney Island. Volunteer positions average a two-hour time commitment and include working admission gates, in the Youth Arts area, in poster and T-shirt sales and hospitality. All volunteers will receive free admission to the fair, free parking, a complimentary 2010 Summerfair poster, and bottled water during their shift. Volunteer forms can be downloaded at, and should be returned to the Summerfair Cincinnati offices by May 1. Volunteer positions will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Vol-

unteers under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Health care

American Diabetes Association – Seeks volunteers in its area office located downtown for clerical support, filling requests for educational materials from phone requests, data entry, special events support and coordinating the Health Fair. Call 759-9330. American Heart Association – Volunteers needed to assist with the American Heart Association’s cause campaigns, Power to End Stroke, Go Red For Women, Start!, and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Assignments include clerical work, event specific duties and community outreach. Contact the American Heart Association at 281-4048 or e-mail Bethesda North Hospital – has openings for adult volunteers in several areas of the hospital. Call 865-1164 for information and to receive a volunteer application. Captain Kidney Educational Program – Needs volunteers one or more mornings or afternoons a month during the school year to educate children in first through sixth grades about kidney function and disease. Training provided. Call 961-8105. Clermont Recovery Center – Needs volunteers to fill positions on the board of trustees. Clermont County residents interested in the problem of alcohol or drug abuse, especially persons in long-term recovery and their family members, are encouraged to apply. Contact Barbara Adams Marin, CQI manager and communications coordinator, at 735-8123 or, Kim King, administrative assistant at 735-8144. Crossroads Hospice – Seeking volunteers to assist terminally ill patients and their families. Call 793-5070. To submit your volunteer needs for this column, either e-mail, fax 248-1938, or mail the information to: Volunteers, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, OH 45140.

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The Rooster’s Nest is a perfect place to relax and enjoy a break from busy routines. Walk on the 25 acres of woodlands, fish in the 1.25 acre stocked pond, curl up with a book or sit outside by the campfire. Breakfast is served in the spacious gathering room overlooking the pond while birds and squirrels entertain at the feeders. Innkeepers Sally & Dave White promise to tantalize your taste buds with scrumptious dishes like Rooster Egg Bake, Rhode Island Red Stuffed French Toast, Chanticleer Bananas & Ice Cream or Banty Fruit Parfait along with freshly baked breads, juice and coffee.

Education Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development – Volunteers are needed for Adult Basic and Literacy Education classes and English to Speakers of Other Language classes.There are numerous sites and times available for volunteering. Call 612-5830. Inktank – Group looking for volunteers to help children and adults improve their skills in writing-based initiatives across the city. Call 5420195. Raymond Walters College – Needs volunteers to serve as tutors to skills enhancement students. The class meets from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays and from 5-8 p.m. Thursdays. Call 745-5691. Winton Woods City Schools – Wants to match community members who are interested in volunteering in the schools with the students. Volunteer opportunities at Winton Woods Primary North and South, middle school and high school. Volunteers who would have oneon-one contact with students outside of a classroom are required to have a background check. To volunteer, contact Gina Burnett at or 619-2301. The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s College Readiness Program that inspires and encourages teens of color toward paths of success is looking for caring professionals who want to make a difference, and for young people who can benefit from positive adult role models. Part of a national YMCA initiative, the local program incorporates mentoring, career exploration and college readiness; and helps students develop a positive sense of self, build character, explore diverse college and career options. Volunteers, many of whom are sponsored by area companies, share their own personal insight and encouragement. Contact Program Director Darlene Murphy at the Melrose YMCA, 961-3510 or visit YMCA – The Ralph J. Stolle Countryside YMCA is looking for volunteer trail guides for school groups. Call 932-1424 or e-mail melittasmi@

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