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Evelyn Perkins introduces you to a young family that has made Wyoming its home – and could be considered a living, breathing advertisement for the city’s charms. SEE LIFE, B1
Keeping the beat
Princeton students have put their hearts into a topic that will touch lives more than most other health concerns in the United States. Heart disease, a top killer in this country, isn’t something teens are concerned about, but Dave Buquo’s students have learned that their habits now can impact them later. SEE SCHOOLS, A5
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Glendale Police Officer Jerry Barnell received the second annual Joseph C. Hubbard Award, given to the officer whose performance during the previous year best exemplifies the department’s mission. It’s named for the mayor, as a recognition of his commitment to service to the village of Glendale. SEE STORY, A2
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Teachers, staff and supporters file out of Matthews Auditorium after the school board votes to approve the elimination of jobs effective in the 20112012 school year.
Pack: District cuts are ‘historic decision’
Class sizes concern for teachers By Kelly McBride firstname.lastname@example.org
Princeton High School science teacher Lonnie Dusch worries that larger classes will negatively impact how much his students learn. Next year, he will find out if his fears are valid. As a science teacher, he uses hands-on instruction, which will be difficult when his class size grows from 15 to a possible 50 students in one classroom next year, Dusch said. “I try to make a relationship with every one of my students,” Dusch said. “There will be fewer labs, fewer chances for one-onone, and fewer chances for the relationship between me and those students.” Anticipation became reality as a crowd of more than 400 teachers, students, parents and district staff heard Princeton school board members approve resolutions to cut another 105 jobs for the upcoming school year. The reluctant school board vote was expected, though not wellreceived, as several teachers and parents addressed the board.
During the school board meeting, employees held up the names of those who are losing their jobs as part of a reduction in force at Princeton City Schools. They filed into Matthews Auditorium for the April 4 school board meeting, many with placards bearing the names of teachers who were told they have lost their jobs as of the 2011-2012 school year. Fellow teacher Lizzie del Campo Hartman echoed his concerns, describing the Princeton community as a family that feeling grief and anger. The decision was made to cut 105 positions that included teachers and support staff, after a recent vote took the jobs of six administrators. Superintendent Gary Pack said that the 5,600-student district will lose 20 percent of its teachers, 45 percent of its administrators and
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Sharonville will welcome a business that is relocating from Monroe, bringing with it 71 jobs and promising more than 100 more over the next few years. USUI International Corp, which produces tubing for gas direct injection systems, will build a facility on 12 acres at Partnership Way. The 120,000 square-foot auto parts plant will employ 180 by 2013 as part of an incentive plan approved by city council at its March 29 meeting. According to the resolution adopted unanimously, the $17 million project will include acquisition of $790,000 in land, construction of a $5.4 million building and $9,750 in machinery and equipment at the facility. USUI will be consolidating its forces from the Monroe plant and from a facility in Mississippi, according to Dennis Chui, the company’s director. The resolution stated that Usui will keep 71 full-time, permanent positions in Ohio, of which 26 will have long-term contracts. An additional 110 full-time permanent positions will be added over three years, with 20 in 2012, 20 in 2013 and 70 in 2014. The agreement with the city includes an enterprise zone tax benefit. The company will be granted a tax exemption for 15 years on identified project improvements. Council members welcomed Chui to Sharonville. “The automotive industry is competitive, and any advantage helps the U.S.,” Chui said of locating his business in Sharonville, referring to other companies that have moved out of the country.
16 percent of its support workers. It was a decision that was historic, and hard to make, Pack said. “Princeton City School District has never faced the financial crisis we are facing today,” he told the somber crowd. “It is painful and disheartening to have to lay off great teachers and support staff and administrators,” he said. “But we need to move our budget toward balance, that today has a $12 million hole in it. “We will continue to look for every way possible to restore funding and generate new funding that will enable the district to sustain excellence.”
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BRIEFLY Springdale urges early tax filing
While taxpayers have a few extra days to prepare their returns this year, Springdale’s tax commissioner has reminded residents that while they have an additional weekend, the extended deadline could cause delays as many wait until the last minute to file. “Filing on (April) 18th could cause extra time due to the increased filing traffic,” tax commissioner Jeffrey Williams said. “In the tax office we want filers to understand the filing requirements to make the process as painless as possible.” Returns must be postmarked by April 18. The city’s tax department will be open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., as well as on Saturday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. On April 13-15, the office will stay open until 7 p.m. “Please take advantage of the extended hours,” Williams encouraged residents. For more information, or to pick up forms, contact the tax office at 346-5715 or visit the office at the Municipal Building, 11700 Springfield Pike.
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Glendale began its transition to a new village administrator with a council meeting that recognized its police officer of the year and welcomed a new firefighter. Loretta Rokey took her seat on the dais for her first council meeting, which included the recognition of an outstanding police officer. Officer Jerry Barnell received the second annual Joseph C. Hubbard Award, given to the officer whose performance during the previous year best exemplifies the department’s mission. It’s named for the mayor, as a recognition of his commitment to service to the
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village of Glendale. Barnell has been a full-time officer with the Glendale department Barnell since 2000, and made the village’s largest drug bust ever in May 2010, while on bicycle patrol. “Jerry is a very conscientious officer,” Police Chief Dave Warman said. “He exhibits sound judgment in the field and is aggressive in patrol duties. “He comes upon things that might not otherwise bee seen,” Warman said of Barnell’s instincts as a police officer. “He keeps his
eyes open while on patrol.” “He excels in traffic enforcement, arrests, and the safety and security of the village,” Warman said. Also during the meeting: • Council approved the appointment of Chad Engman as a volunteer firefighter, with a one-year probationary period effective immediately. • Council approved a project that would repair the culvert on Congress Avenue at Lake Park. The project was awarded to Smith Construction at $46,970. The project includes $28,000 in grant funding. The village will contribute $18,970 out of the general fund.
District cuts From A1 The $80 million operating budget will decrease $12 million by next year, and it’s a challenge the district will face every year until at least 2025, as it struggles to cut $2.4 million annually, to balance its budget due to state budget cuts that included the reduction in funds for business and utilities taxes. School Board President Steve Moore and Vice President Tawana Keels said cutting jobs and services was a tough decision. “This is one of the darkest days Princeton has ever had to deal with,” Moore said. “We do not take the cuts lightly,” Keels said. “This is the hardest thing I’ve ever
had to do as a board member.” So, how does the district do that? What now? “Be supportive of those who lost their jobs,” Pack said. “This is just the beginning. We have a severe financial problem.” Moore suggested that residents continue to lobby for the tangible personal property tax that was eliminated and thrust the school district into financial hardship. Pack also called on the support of elected officials such as Rep. Connie Pillich, who attended the board meeting. “The cuts are enormous and devastating,” Pillich said after the meeting. “Not just for Princeton, but to public schools across Ohio.”
April 13, 2011
Springdale resident appeals for rec center changes By Kelly McBride email@example.com
As Springdale prepares to adjust its Community Center hours to reflect budget strains, residents voiced concerns about the impact on the community. City Council’s April 6 meeting brought a handful of residents and a plea to reconsider some of the changes. “We got input from you folks,” Mayor Doyle Webster said. “The input was properly analyzed and we made some changes as a result of the input. “I don’t know if you’re going to feel any better, but at least you’re going to understand it,” Webster said. Those changes included new hours of operation. The Community Center is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. The fitness center and track open at 6 a.m. Monday through Friday. The new schedule calls for the fitness center and running track to open at 6 a.m. Monday through Friday, with the rest of the facility opening at 9 a.m. The center will close at 8:00 on those nights. Saturday hours will remain the same, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center will be closed on Sunday. Those changes will take effect June 5. “This allows those that have active use early in the morning to have their workout,” City Administrator Derrick Parham said of the decision to open the fitness center and track before the rest of the facility during the week. Those changes will save the city $44,000, with a reduction of part-time staff
Meghan Sulliven-Wisecup holds up photos of youth sports teams she said will be affected by the Springdale Community Center’s new hours of operation. Wisecup appealed to city council to adjust the hours to better accommodate the children's athletic programs. hours. Customer service hours will be reduced 37 hours; custodial will be cut 15 hours and fitness instructors will work 23 fewer hours each week. Full-time positions are salaried, so hourly rates don’t apply to them, Parham said. In addition, the center will be closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Presidents Day, Memorial Day, July 4, and Labor Day. As in the past, it also will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. That will save the city an estimated $1,540, according to Parham. The total savings, which includes other program changes, will be $182,520, Parham said. “Because the majority of costs are in personnel, the only real way to address the problem is to eliminate people,” Parham said. “And I’ve been trying not to do that.” He said he met with Recreation Director Greg Karle, who had gathered information from his staff. Webster had collected written suggestions from
School tool helps kids who gotta get it done By Kelly McBride firstname.lastname@example.org
A Sharonville provider of educational tools has come up with a way to help students complete classroom projects from inception to presentation. N e t Tr e k k e r, which serves school districts nationWilhelm wide, has launched its latest product with the enthusiasm of Princeton City Schools. It’s called “Igotta,” for a reason. “It helps students with a lot of the things they’ve got to do,” said Randy Wilhelm, chief executive officer of netTrekker. “It was a no-brainer,” he said of the name. NetTrekker found during focus groups and research that students compiled a long list of things they had to get done to finish projects for school. There’s research, notetaking, visual content, organizing, composition and presentation. Igotta helps with that, Wilhelm said. It even helps students produce slide shows or create timelines. “Students are digital
council members. Parham, Webster and Karle made the decision to restructure the hours of operation at the Community Center after considering the information they had gathered, Parham said. Resident Meghan Sullivan-Wisecup, an organizer of youth sports in Springdale, didn’t agree, saying the decision didn't consider the children. She was among several residents who addressed council during its April 6 meeting. She asked the city to further adjust the hours of operation during the win-
ter to accommodate youth sports. She suggested that the center open later in the morning in order to stay open later in the evening, with no additional staffing hours. She requested later hours from Nov. 1 to March 1, to allow youth sports teams to practice and participate in competition. It also would give kids a place to go in the evenings, when the weather was cold. “I worry about losing kids to other communities,” she said of opportunities to participate in organized sports teams. “It breaks my heart.” Springdale resident Sharon Brooks was also concerned about the winter months. “Where are they going to go?” she said of the children. “In their houses, playing video games, or out on the streets? “I like that they would have the community center.” “Maybe somebody should take another look,” Wisecup said of the hours of operation. Webster likened the challenge to a Rubik's cube. “If you give here, you have to take from there,” he said of the decision to set the new community center
hours. “We can’t have recreation on demand.” Wisecup agreed that “it’s a give and take,” and offered the compromise. “Please consider instead of opening at 6 (a.m.) open (later) and keep it open later,” she asked. “I’m just asking for a couple of months,” she said of the adjustment. Webster said he relied on the Recreation Department staff to make that decision. “I’m not going to do the budget over again,”Webster said. Councilman Steve Galster said he would consider the information Wisecup had offered to city council. No other members of council commented on Wisecup's presentation. In a subsequent interview, Parham said that presentation would not compel him to recommend a change in the operating hours. “If she’s able to convince them (the Recreation Department staff) and they came back to me, then yes, we might be able to make that adjustment,” Parham said. Wisecup also suggested that the city dissolve the Health Department and contract those services with Hamilton County.
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natives,” he said of the 21st Century learners. “They use technology for everything they do. “They rely on it for their roadmaps for success.” Igotta helps keep them on track. Here’s how it works. When a student signs in to the service and identifies the topic, he can store his Internet research in electronic notecards. This keeps the information nearby, and tracks its origin. It also provides reminders to students to use their own words, to protect against plagiarism. The student can store art, such as photos or maps, for his project, as well. When it’s time to write the report, he has all of those resources at his fingertips. Once the project is compiled, the student can print it out and prepare for classroom presentation. Princeton’s dean of students, Marni Durham, said Igotta offers valuable tools for students, and the district would be incorporating it. “We will in-service the staff, and will be using it.”
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Essential health services would be provided at a much lower cost, freeing up more money for other city needs, she said. Parham said the health department’s 2011 budget is $341,879. He estimated that it would cost the city between $19,000 and $40,000 to have the county provide health services instead. Parham said he didn’t support that move, however. Though Hamilton County would provide essential services to the city, as it does for other area municipalities, Parham pointed to other programs he said makes the department worthwhile in Springdale. “One of the biggest points is last year, with the H1N1 virus,” Parham said. “Our health department was able to gain the necessary vaccine and administer it to people who were high risk.” Though Hamilton County provided the same service, he said Springdale was able to offer it more quickly. He also cited home nurse visits to elderly residents, and the annual health fair for local third graders as programs that the county wouldn’t provide. “It’s worth the $341,000 we pay for it,” he said.
April 13, 2011
Helping quake victims family project Many volunteer for Matthew 25 relief efforts
“We began this as a community project, but we decided it’s going to be a family function.”
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Ten-year-old Alexa Martin and her 12-year-old sister Brianna gave up some of their spring break on a recent afternoon to volunteer at Matthew 25: Ministries in Blue Ash, which is shipping food, bottled water and blankets to Japan. Helping the girls pack up body lotion for personalcare kits were their parents, Chris and Kim Martin. The family lives in Mason and one of Alexa Martin’s teachers at Mason
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Matthew 25: Ministries in Blue Ash ships pallets of food like this all over the world, including Japan. their family members,” Alexa said. Alexa’s entire family joined in the effort and her mother says the family will return to volunteer at Matthew 25: Ministries in the future. “We began this as a community project, but we decided it’s going to be a family function,” Kim Martin said. Matthew 25: Ministries already has flown 50,000 meals and shipped another 200,000 meals to Japan, said Joodi Archer, the organization’s community liaison. Matthew 25 is accepting cash donations, canned and non-perishable food, personal-care products, cleaning products, medical and first-aid supplies and blankets. Donations can be dropped off at or mailed to Matthew 25: Ministries at 11060 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash, Ohio, 45242. “This is a long-term
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The Martin family of Mason volunteers at Matthew 25: Ministries in Blue Ash, which is shipping food, bottled water and blankets to Japan. At left in the red sweater is Kim Martin. Next to her is her husband, Chris Martin. Working with them are their children.
Call 793-6256 for more information and keep up Matthew 25: Ministries’ international disaster-relief and humanitarian-aid work by visiting m25m.org. effort for us,” said Tim Mettey, Matthew 25: Ministries’ vice president and disaster relief coordinator. “People often think that if it’s out of the news, things are back to normal. “But our experience tells us that disasters of this magnitude, however industrialized or wealthy the country is, will need our help for some time to come,” Mettey said. Call 793-6256 for more information and keep up on Matthew 25: Ministries’ international disaster-relief and humanitarian-aid work by visiting m25m.org.
Brianna Martin, 12, of Mason, packs up personal supplies for Matthew 25: Ministries in Blue Ash, which is shipping food, bottled water and blankets to Japan.
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Alexa Martin, 10 (in back at left) and her sister Brianna Martin, 12, spend some of their spring vacation volunteering at Matthew 25: Ministries in Blue Ash, which is shipping food, bottled water and blankets to Japan. In the foreground is their mother, Kim Martin. They live in Mason.
Bike master plan a priority for Evendale By Amanda Hopkins firstname.lastname@example.org
The Evendale bike master plan process has slowed down, but recreation commission chair Michele Gottschlich said it is still a priority. Gottschlich is an active member of the Connecting Active Communities Coalition. The group includes representatives from Blue Ash, Reading, Sharonville, Woodlawn, Glendale and Evendale. She is also the chair of the Evendale Recreation Commission. She said all of the fieldwork has been completed for the bike master plan and the recreation commission is working on the reports for an upcoming meeting with the stakeholders. Gottschlich said there will also be a public forum in the early summer to let residents have the chance to
see the bike master plan. Gottschlich and Evendale Councilman Stiney Vonderhaar are also Gottschlich working creating a bike logo for the village of Evendale. The two were also part of a group that visited the Evendale portion of the Mill Creek. Gottschlich said the portion is relatively clean and that residents would benefit from a path along the Mill Creek to connect neighboring communities. The path would connect Evendale with Reading and Sharonville. Robin Corathers, executive director of the Mill Creek Restoration Project and member of the Connecting Active Communities Coalition, said she would look into Clean Ohio Con-
servation Fund grant money to help communities with projects along the Mill Creek. The Connecting Active Communities Coalition meet again from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at the Blue Ash Municipal Complex, 4343 Cooper Road.
April 13, 2011
Glendale firefighters check out the new fire truck as it arrives to the station. The $391,000 vehicle replaces a 1980 truck that ‘s no longer operational. The 2010 Ferrara model includes a 2,000 gallon-per-minute water pump, as well as a Class A foam and compressed air foam system, which is important for fighting fires in historic structures. Fire Chief Dave Moore said he looks forward to using the truck to serve the village. “We want to say thank you to the community for all the support they’ve shown, and for making this investment,” he said. Glendale has had black fire trucks since 1980, after former Fire Chief Jim Kloth attended a fire chiefs convention in San Francisco, saw a black fire engine and brought the idea back to Glendale.
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Princeton students have put their hearts into a topic that will touch lives more than most other health concerns in the United States. Heart disease, a top killer in this country, isn’t something teens are concerned about, but Dave Buquo’s students have learned that their habits now can impact them later. It’s one of the lessons their teacher wanted them to learn. Students in the honors anatomy class presented reports explaining heart disease, then offered tips on preventing it. Some used Power Point, others handed out brochures. One group offered healthy snacks. One trio created a music video. Kate Cooper, Bria Kramer and Robert Samaniego focused on exercise. They handed out brochures that outlined an exercise plan aimed at prevention of heart disease. Samaniego said they were stepping ahead of the legendary freshman 15 as the seniors in the class prepared to head off to college and weight gain.
Ronea Williams, from left, Kim Santos and Brittany Cumberland prepare fruit smoothies as part of their presentation on heart disease prevention, which included a poster board collage of facts. “This is something we can do to counteract that,” he said. “Sometimes, it’s unavoidable to
eat fast food,” Kramer said. “We need to counteract that.” Ronea Williams, Kim Santos
and Brittany Cumberland offered alternatives to those problem foods, laden with fat.
As part of their presentation on nutrition, they handed out fruit and nut snacks, and blended fruit smoothies for their classmates. Brent White, Connor Garvis and Willie Bennett provided historical data, with break downs of racial and age group risks. Then, the three students pumped up their bar charts with a music video. The rap song explained the dangers of unhealthy eating, and the benefits of making smart choices. Buquo said that variety of approach was one of the strengths of the assignment. “This gave them a deeper understanding of how heart disease is preventable,” their teacher said. “We make poor choices,” Buquo said. “But there are better choices we can make, and this allows them to understand that because they’re doing the work. “Now, this will help them spread the word of how to prevent heart disease.” Santos said that’s one reason her group focused on nutrition. “We showed good choices,” she said. “It doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice good food.”
Worley to head MND’s new development foundation
Ursuline show choir members with Disney award, from left: front, Abby Hellmann of Hyde Park, Corinne Havey of Wilmington, Abby Bartish of White Oak , Sarah Fitzpatrick of Loveland, Nicole McCoy of Montgomery, Kate Sabetta of Montgomery and Shannon Lindsay of Mount Lookout; back, Emily Manning of Loveland, Melissa Clement of Batavia, Melissa Carroll of Montgomery and Erin McCoy of Montgomery.
Ursuline singers win awards at Disney Festival Thirty-eight Ursuline Academy students won awards at the Festival Disney in Orlando, Fla., March 11 and March 12. The Women’s Chorus and Show Choir received excellent ratings, and A Cappella received a Superior rating and “Best in Class” award for choirs in their enrollment size, and a third place when compared to all choirs regardless of size. “I’m very proud of our girls’ performances. I am especially proud of A Cappella’s performance of some collegiate level literature that earned us recognition over much larger schools. Without a doubt, all of these girls worked extremely hard, had a great time bonding, and represented Ursuline very well at a very prestigious
music festival,” said Ursuline music teacher Chris Larsen, who accompanied the girls along with his wife, Andrea Larsen, and UA faculty/staff members Jenny Foertsch, Sue Kellison and Barb Mustard. Members of the Women’s Chorus are: Zoe Altenau, Alison Baker, Brenna Barber, Samantha Beighle, Michelle Browning, Erin Frey, Katie Georgopoulos, Katie Hunt, Claire Matthews, Maggie McGraw, Emma Meyer, Devon Peters, Molly Roberts, Kelly Spiller and Jennifer Teeters. Show Choir members are: Abby Bartish, Melissa Carroll, Melissa Clement, Elizabeth Dowling, Sarah Fitzpatrick, Corinne Havey, Abby Hellmann, Shannon Lindsay, Emily Manning, Erin
McCoy, Nicole McCoy, and Kate Sabetta. A Capella members are: Serena Ajbani, Abby Bartish, Angela Bird, Melissa Carroll, Elizabeth Dowling, Sarah Fitzpatrick, Jesse Haskamp, Corinne Havey, Abby Hellmann, Sarah Jaun, Kelly Kaes, Sarah Keller, Megan Maloney, Devina Manek, Emily Manning, Erin McCoy, Nicole McCoy, Katherine Nash, Lauren Tassone and Alison Valentine. Festival Disney is open to middle school, junior and senior high school instrumental, vocal and auxiliary ensembles. It is an opportunity for the students to perform for a select panel of nationally recognized music educators who evaluate their performances and provide recorded feedback.
COLLEGE CORNER Centre student published
Meredith Mayfield of Cincinnati, a senior at Centre College, is part of a group whose collaborative research has been published in the Feb. 3 edition of the journal Brain Research. The paper, “Increasing proportions of tyro-
sine hydroxylase-immunoreactive interneurons colocalize with choline acetyltransferase or vasoactive intestinal peptide in the developing rat cerebral cortex,” is authored by Centre Professor Steve Asmus and eight student collaborators. “Our study examined the neurotransmitters
produced in a subset of neurons in the rat cerebral cortex, which is the region of the brain that functions in higher cognition,” Asmus says. Mayfield is the daughter of Kevin and Janet Mayfield of Cincinnati and is a graduate of Princeton High School.
Mount Notre Dame High School’s Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Sparkle Worley of West Chester Township as executive director of a new foundation to be established by the school beginning July 1. The to-be-established foundation is part of a new school leadership model that was introduced earlier this month. The model consists of two distinct organizations – the foundation and the high school. The school will be led by a principal/chief education officer who will be responsible for instructional leadership, student development, enrollment management and marketing. The Foundation, which Worley will head, will be responsible for all advancement and fundraising initiatives, as well as special events and alumnae programs for Mount Notre Dame. Penelope Cunningham, chairwoman of the Mount Notre Dame Board of Trustees and an alumna of the school, spoke of Worley’s qualifications. “For more than 20 years, Sparkle has served as director of advancement at Mount Notre Dame. She has a range of experience and accomplishments in advancement and project management that is unmatched.
This, coupled with her understanding of the school and respect for its mission, makes her uniquely qualified to take on this new role. Worley The trustees and the leaders of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, who own the school, are delighted to have her in such an important leadership position.” Prior to joining Mount Notre Dame, Worley held several advancement and senior administrative positions in Michigan including serving as executive director of Big Brothers/Big Sisters in Howell. She was also state chairman and president of the Hugh O’Brien Youth Foundation in Brighton and the state of Michigan’s General Federation of Women’s Clubs Director. Worley is a graduate of Michigan Technological University and holds membership in several professional organizations including the Association of Fundraising Professionals, where she served as a member of the board. She is also a member of the Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council and the Crable Foundation in Cincinnati.
Seventeen Roger Bacon High School students took a freezing leap in the annual Hamilton County Special Olympics Polar Bear Plunge fundraiser. Jeff Rapking, a 28-year custodial employee at Roger Bacon, is a veteran of Special Olympics basketball. Pictured in the middle of their plunge are, from left, Briagenn Adams, Kara Vetere, Taylor Gruenwald and Danielle Mitsch.
The week at Princeton
• The Princeton baseball team lost 10-0 in six innings to Lakota East, April 1. On April 2, Princeton beat Nordonia 7-3, then 10-9 in a doubleheader Princeton’s Danny Roper, Tim Easterling and Derrick Cromwell hit one double each in game one. In the second game, Cromwell was 2-4 with a triple. On April 5, Princeton lost 3-1 to Lakota East. Princeton’s Zac Roberts was 2-3. On April 6, Princeton lost 106 to Hamilton. Princeton’s Tim Easterling was 3-4, scored two runs and had an RBI. • In softball, Princeton lost 11-0 to Fairfield in five innings, April 1. Princeton’s Michael Ortega was 2-2. Loveland beat Princeton 115, then 14-0 in five innings, April 2. Princeton’s Emily Roper was 2-3 with a double. On April 5, Princeton lost 161 in six innings. On April 6, Oak Hills beat Princeton 10-5. Princeton’s Roper was 2-4, hit a triple and had two RBI. • In boys tennis, Princeton beat Wyoming 3-2, April 4. Princeton’s Conner Nagel beat Mason Bourbon 6-4, 4-6, 6-4; Brian Hazen beat Herbert Sherrod 1-6, 7-5, 6-2; and Sam Ficke and Henry Bridenbach beat Adam Tucker and Luke Prather 6-3, 5-7, 10-6. Wyoming’s Gustav Plattenburg beat Kyle Ferchen 6-7, 6-4, 10-3; and Matt Sumner and Harrison Belew beat Mike Roy and Jake Bent 46, 7-6-, 7-6 (7-5).
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Wyoming High School tennis coach Ted Plattenburg has the best of both worlds. He gets to coach one of the area’s better tennis programs and in doing so, he gets to watch two of his sons participate from the best seat in the house. That is, if a coach and a father can remain seated of course. The father of Wyoming senior Gustav “Goose” Plattenburg and freshman Nik Plattenburg is in his second season watching over the Cowboys tennis squad usually in the hunt for the Cincinnati Hills League crown. In the CHL, that usually
means looking out for Indian Hill who has won 24 of the last 25 league titles. Wyoming Bourbon won in 2009 and the Braves had been on top every other year. “In 2009, we finished second in the state,” coach Plattenburg said. “Last year, we lost seven seniors and finished eight in the state. We should match up pretty well this year. We’re a little school playing all the big schools, and we should do just fine.” The Cowboys are led by senior Mason Bourbon, the reigning CHL tennis athlete
of the year. Bourbon was 18-1 last season (5-0 CHL). “Mason had a strong season last year,” Plattenburg said. “He ended up in the quarters losing to a gentleman who had won state two years in a row. He (Mason) is a 6-4 lefty with a tough slice – a very strong player with a great demeanor.” Bourbon is complemented by Plattenburg’s son Gustav, who played second singles a year ago, third singles player Harrison Belew, junior Alex Manges (CHL second team) and two freshman who could step up in Michael Montgomery and Nik Plattenburg. As for his son’s unique names, Plattenburg’s wife is
Wyoming High School cheerleaders are having Powder Puff signups April 13 and 14 in the Wyoming High School cafeteria during first and second lunch. Cost of $10 must be paid at the time of signup. The Powder Puff Games begin at 4 p.m., Saturday, May 21. The first game, freshman vs. juniors is at 4 p.m. The second game, sophomores vs. seniors, is at 5:15 p.m. The championship game is 6:307:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and $1 for children ages 2 to 4. Children under 2 and senior citizens are free. Gate admissions will benefit the Wyoming Youth Services Bureau.
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Through one week, the Vikings’ tennis squad is ranked No. 8 in the Enquirer Division I coaches’ poll. Backed by Conner Nagel, who qualified for state at doubles last season, the Vikings should make for a formidabble GMC opponent. Nagel went 11-2 at No. 1 singles last season. Princeton’s Brian Hazen and Kyle Ferchen are also expected to contribute at singles this season. At doubles Sam Ficke and Henry Bridenbach, as well as Mike Roy and Jake Bent should also be valuable contributors.
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Princeton junior Conner Nagel returns for the Vikings after qualifying for the state tournament at doubles in 2010.
The Crusaders’ tennis team is being coached by Alex Thompson and Gary Hopkins this season. Moeller returns four starters from last year’s third-place GCL squad. Junior Mitchell Patterson is back and is playing first singles after some brief experience doing that a year ago. Senior John Westerkamp is playing first doubles with sophomore Logan Wacker, who moves up from second doubles. Junior Tommy Sullivan is on second doubles after playing third singles last season and is teamed up with sophomore Brett Carlin. Also on the watch list for Moeller is senior Ansgar Stenzel on first singles and senior Stefan Wies on second singles.
Senior Gustav Plattenburg of Wyoming returns a shot on April 6th, 2011 against Loveland. Plattenburg and the Cowboys lost to Loveland but came back on Thursday and Friday for sweeps of Finneytown and Westerville. Plattenburg won in straight sets at love against Finneytown and 6-4, 6-2 against Centerville.
Swedish, and the boys spend their summers with grandparents in Sweden. “Gustav has learned some tennis words that only his dad knows,” Plattenburg confessed with a chuckle. Both Bourbon and Gustav Plattenburg were on the squad when Wyoming made their state run a couple years back. The Cowboys look for another run this spring. “The kids have a goal to do better than we did last year,” Plattenburg said. To do so, Wyoming will have to climb “the hill” that is Indian Hill. “They are always a formidable competitor, and we love it,” Plattenburg said.
“Last year we finished second, and they finished first. We turned around in the state tournament and beat them. That allowed us to play Seven Hills in the district final.” That fact is something not lost on new Indian Hill coach T.J. Scheve, who has said he will use that defeat to motivate his team. “We usually match up pretty well,” Plattenburg said of the Cowboys/Braves series. “It’s always been tight. We keep them on their toes, and they do the same to us.” The annual league battle this spring is set for May 3 at Indian Hill.
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The week at Wyoming
• The Wyoming softball team lost 8-1 to Reading, April 5. On April 6, Wyoming beat Reading 2-1 in 10 innings. Wyoming’s Lillian Krekeler was 3-4. • In baseball, Wyoming lost 8-5 to Reading, April 6. Wyoming’s Joe Panos was 2-2 and hit a double. On April 7, Wyoming lost 6-2 to Reading. Wyoming’s Adam Crider had two RBI. • In boys tennis on April 6, Loveland beat Wyoming 4-1. Wyoming’s Adam Tucker and Herbert Sherod beat Clawson and Gordon 2-6, 7-6, 7-5. On April 7, Wyoming beat Finneytown 5-0. Wyoming’s Mason Bourbon beat Anderson 6-0, 6-0; Gustav Plattenburg beat Siegle 6-0, 6-0; N. Plattenburg beat Marshall 6-1, 6-1; Matt Sumner and H. Belew beat S. Luken and J. Carlsson 6-0, 6-0; Adam Tucker and Alex Mangus beat Daniel and Payne 6-0, 6-1.
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Good day at dish for Kadish
Wyoming High School junior shortstop Max Kadish prepares to throw a runner out at first after fielding a grounder during the Cowboys’ opener April 2. Wyoming split a double header with Little Miami, losing the first game 6-5 and winning the second 6-0 behind a five-hit, complete game shutout by freshman pitcher Casey Howell. For the day, Kadish was 5-7 with 4 runs scored and 3 runs batted in. Below – Senior Joe Panos pitches for Wyoming against undefeated, CHL-rival Reading April 6. The Cowboys lost to the Blue Devils 8-5 despite Panos going 2-2 at the plate with a double. Junior Adam Crider also doubled for Wyoming.
The Princeton High School boys volleyball team has seen some lean years recently. While the program hasn’t had much to celebrate in the victory column, thirdyear head coach Tamette Duckworth is staying optimistic. Duckworth pointed to the fact that 45 students, many of whom were underclassmen, tried out for the volleyball team this spring. The tryout indicated that support for the sport is growing among the school’s 1,700-member student body. “I think one positive thing is that we are finally getting some younger guys to come out to the program,” Duckworth said. “We lose so many seniors every year, so having kids in the program for the next few years will help with experience.” The only returning
starter from last year’s team is Ryan Simes, who plays middle hitter. He’ll be joined by Joey Boggs (defensive specialist) and Phillip Boone. Both Boggs and Boone came up through the program and will play their first season on varsity in 2011. Princeton should also be aided by the efforts of senior Jay McCants (middle blocker), junior Darius Pritchett (outside hitter), and sophomores Dijuan Scott (outside hitter) and Will Cox (middle hitter). The quartet joins the volleyball after wrapping up their duties in the basketball program about a month ago. Princeton soccer players Jeff Bolah and Tony Hill will also suit up for the squad. Duckworth said that athletes from other sports are taking interest in volleyball because of what it can to enhance one’s athletic ability. “(The kids) see how it helped the seniors who played (the year before) and
they are starting to see a benefit from playing and they’re enjoying the sport too,” Duckworth said. While the Vikings undoubtedly added some proven athletes to their roster from other sports, in addition to having programgrown talent, Princeton could still see some bumps in the road this season. Four teams on the Vikings’ schedule (Fairfield, Oak Hills, Lakota West and Lakota East) are ranked in the top 10 of the Enquirer coaches’ poll. Duckworth said fans will see some growing pains at first, but added that squad will work hard at perfecting the basics. “(Fans) will see our inexperience a little bit in the fundamentals, and that will take time to pick up,” she said. “But other coaches will dread playing us because we’ll be good defensively.” For more coverage, visit Cincinnati.com/blogs/ presspreps
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April 13, 2011
St. X aims for 6th straight district title
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“I don’t know if we could beat some of those teams again if we had to, but I’d rather be where we are than where they are, trying to figure out how to beat us. But honest to goodness, there was some luck involved.”
The St. Xavier High School tennis team, which has won five consecutive district titles, entered the season ranked No. 1 in the city. The Bombers’ hold on that No. 1 ranking, however, is considerably more tenuous than in previous years, as St. X figures to face stiff challenges from the likes of Lakota East, Sycamore and Mason, ranked second through fourth, respectively. “In the last five years, we’ve been in the driver’s seat,” Bombers head coach Russ King
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Other key performers are seniors Edward Broun Jr. of Anderson and Casey Leary of Loveland, as well as sophomores Matt Santen of Hyde Park and Matthew Duma of Montgomery. Other contributors include seniors Dylan Folzenlogan of Loveland and John Heskett of Springdale, juniors Donald Baverman of Delhi and Eric Salomon of Hyde Park and sophomore Elliot Bostick of Mount Lookout. According to the St. Xavier school website, the Bombers have won the Greater Catholic League South division every year since 1968.
Princeton, Marlins team with county for games For more than 10 years Hamilton County Special Olympics has teamed up with Princeton High School and the Cincinnati Marlins to offer a competitive swim meet experience to young adults with disabilities. The Cincinnati Marlins and Princeton High School will conduct the Hamilton County Special Olympics Swim Meet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on April 16. Last year more than 140 swimmers participated in the meet. The athletes par-
ticipating in the event come away with memories and achievements they will cherish forever. Most athletes train for months and look forward to attending this event every year. The whole event is ran like the real Olympics: There is a March of the Athletes, they take the Olympic Oath given by Princeton’s superintendent, swim their event and receive their medals after they swim. It is not just the partici-
pants, however, that feel rewarded. The volunteers that organize the event gain from watching these brave athletes compete. It is very inspirational and humbling to see these swimmers in action. Volunteers from the Cincinnati Marlins and Princeton High School organize and run the meet. It is great to be able to contribute to the community and support such a wonderful and inspiring event.
Hamilton County Special Olympics athlete Matt Schmitt holds the banner at last year’s swim meet events.
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He’s a frequent contributor to this publication. Sometimes I find myself nodding in agreement with his stated views. Other times his opinions cause me to gnash my teeth and shoutout obscenities. In case you’ve not figured out to whom I am refer-
ring, his name is Edward Levy. In the April 6 edition of the TriCounty Press, Mr. Levy tackled a subject that bedevils some of our republic’s greatest self-proclaimed minds. Yet Mr. Levy unabashedly states that he knows what ails our ever faltering economy. He attempts this explanation in ele-
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Should voters be required to provide a photo ID at the polls? Why or why not? “Do we really need to even ask this? If you need a photo ID to rent a car, cash a check or board a plane, I don’t think it’s too much to ask for ID to choose our leaders. There are too many opportunities for voter fraud these days and plenty of organizations willing to do it. Dead people vote, felons vote. Those who say that asking for an ID equals voter intimidation are wrong. Why would someone be intimidated by showing ID at a polling place? Here illegally? Active arrest warrants? Not really who you say you are? Hmmmm, maybe you shouldn’t be voting in the first place!” J.M. “Should voters be required to show photo ID? Why is this a question? Every time I walk into the Sharonville Community Center I am required to present my photo ID. It doesn’t embarrass me nor does it make me feel as if I am being singled out. Those who would oppose showing ID must have something to hide. For something as sacred as our one man, or one woman, one vote system, I believe verifying who we are to make sure we are eligible to cast a vote, is not only desirable, but essential in maintaining the integrity of our elections.” B.L. “Yes, If they ask me to show my picture ID at the polls, everyone who votes should have to do the same. I voted in the most current elections. Many people actually did not the required documents to show that they resided where there correct polling was. And the poll workers allowed them to vote. That’s wrong!, That’s illegal! Also, poll workers need to verify by the address on the IDs/documents that they are voting at the correct polling place. I’m sure someone is going to go into a polling place and request to vote and not have an correct I.D. address to the place they vote. Change of residency require that state-issued IDs be changed within 30 days of a residency change. Poll workers should be required to know this too!” D.K. “I have worked the polls in Anderson Township, we already require a picture ID before voting and have for some years. No one ever objected and understood the need to be identified. I think it makes the voting results more credible. One citizen aged 18 or older equals one vote, that’s what
Next questions How do you think the staffing cuts announed two weeks ago will affect Princeton schools? Do you think families will leave the district? Why or why not? Do you support efforts to repeal Senate Bill 5, and Ohio Democrats’ proposals to allow recalls of state office holders? Why or why not? Every week The Tri-County Press asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org with Chatroom in the subject line. it’s all about. “I just wish that more citizens would take voting seriously and come to the polls or vote by absentee. In these troubled times, we need all eligible Americans to vote their opinions on Election Day.” E.E.C.
March 30 questions
Princeton School District is considering whether to offer open enrollment to students outside the Princeton district. Should the district offer open enrollment? Why or why not? “Princeton currently has many problems in the district that can only be exacerbated by opening enrollment to the public. Though not the politically correct thing to say, the fact remains that the district is already packed to the gills with children of illegals who are coming in and out of the district, as well as an incredibly high percentage of lower-income students receiving free lunches and breakfasts. Perhaps eliminating these problems would enable the district to free up funds to keep quality the teachers, administration and programs that they’ve had over the years. Filling our classrooms with even more children just to keep the numbers up for state funding seems quite counterproductive if we don’t have the staff to take care of them. In addition, we are opening ourselves up to even more discipline problems entering our school system. “One of the ways we used to be able to keep our property values and make the Princeton community desirable was to maintain an excellent school system drawing people here. Opening the district up to even more students while taking away staffing makes no sense whatsoever.” T.R. Wyoming is celebrating its 150th anniversary. What are your favorite Wyoming Historical sites or facts? No responses.
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mentary terms. Terms that might be understood by an astute preschooler. Mr. Levy, please don’t let this secret of yours out. We cannot afford to embarrass our elected servants. They do enough to take care of that themselves. Bob Lewis Sharonville
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Crude facts: Demand grows, production slows Crude oil is traded on a world market. The U.S. leads the world’s global oil demand followed by China, Japan and India. (The average American consumes about 10 times as much oil as the average Chinese.) The cost of oil will rise as global demand increases. Higher prices will benefit the “petro-states” whether the U.S. is buying from them or not. The U.S. doesn’t buy Iranian oil but a $1 increase in oil prices provides the Iranian government an additional $1.5 billion annually. The International Energy Agency notes the, “U.S. remains vulnerable to Middle East oil disruptions though U.S. dependence on Middle East oil has fallen sharply ... but since oil is a global market, the relevant measure for that vulnerability is not the U.S. dependence, but world dependence on Middle East oil – and that has not shrunk.” The U.S. produces approximately 8 million barrels of oil per day (10 percent of the world’s daily crude oil production.) The U.S. consumes approximately 20 million barrels of oil daily. The U.S. represents 4.5 percent of the world’s population yet
consumes 25 percent of the world’s oil per day. Most are surprised to learn that the country from which the U.S. imports the greatest amount Richard of oil is Canada Schwab followed by Mexico and Saudi AraCommunity bia. (It has been Press guest estimated Mexicolumnist co’s primary oil reserves will be depleted by 2019.) Other countries from which the U.S. imports oil (in descending order of amount) include: Nigeria, Venezuela, Iraq, Angola, Brazil, Algeria, Columbia, Ecuador, Russia, Virgin Islands, Kuwait, United Kingdom and Argentina. The bulk of proven remaining oil reserves are located in the Middle East. The amount of oil in the Middle East far outstrips what is available anywhere else on earth. The U.S. has only 2 percent of the world’s oil reserves. Oil is a limited resource. The U.S needs to prepare for a coming oil price crunch caused by increasing global demand and decreasing global production.
The U.S. cannot produce its way out of the supply-demand gap. “Drill, baby, drill” is misguided and futile. And, our allies cannot fill this supply gap. The safest, least expensive, and fastest path to energy security is to implement oil saving measures. To reduce our oil dependence we should focus on transportation since 70 percent of our oil use is for transportation. We should: • continue to make vehicles significantly more fuel efficient. (China’s fuel economy standards are more efficient than those in the U.S.); • aggressively develop electric and plug in hybrid vehicles; • develop cleaner, alternative non-oil based fuels; • invest in public transportation to provide practical, accessible, economical alternatives to driving. Richard O. Schwab was formerly associate head of school and middle school head, Cincinnati Country Day School. He is also neighborhood team leader, Glendale Organizing For America Community Team (www.gofact.blogspot.com) He lives in Glendale.
Gitmo’s role in nation’s security should keep it open As I’m writing this, I’m on a military flight on my way back from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. I’m on a Congressional delegation with Sen. Scott Brown (R – MA), Democratic Rep. Albio (D – NJ), and a few military personnel. This is the third time I’ve been to Gitmo. The first time was in 2002. My second trip was five years later. Here’s what I saw, learned, and think about Gitmo following my latest inspection of the United States’ principal facility for holding anti-American Jihadist terrorists. At its zenith, approximately 800 detainees were held at Guantanamo Bay. We are now down to 172. The others have been transferred back to their own countries. It’s estimated that 25 percent have again taken up arms against the United States and our allies. I find this particularly disturbing. Of the remaining 172 detainees at Guantanamo Bay, most are from Yemen. They range in age from 23 to 63. They are all male, all Muslims, and in most instances very dangerous. Most eat better and get better medical care than at any time in their lives. The very worst are kept in a separate facility. We visited this
location, were briefed, and observed a number of the inmates on closed circuit T.V. This information is classified, but I can say that the most notoriSteve Chabot ous detainee we was Community observed Sheikh Press guest Khalid Mohammed, the columnist mastermind of 9/11. He was water boarded more than 100 times, and the information acquired averted planned attacks on the United States after 9/11. There have been allegations that the United States routinely tortures or mistreats detainees at Gitmo. As far as I can tell, this is utterly false. Despite being hit with a mixture of urine and fecal matter by inmates, the guards at Gitmo have a reputation for restraint and professionalism, which I saw on all three visits. Our brave troops ought to be praised, honored and appreciated, not denigrated. So why have we only tried four of these terrorists? The problem is that President Obama shut down the military commission process and proposed that we try the
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detainees in U.S. civilian courtrooms, specifically in New York City. There was such an outcry that he has finally backed off. But this has significantly delayed the process, and dramatically increased the cost. Considerable time, energy, and expense were wasted because preliminary proceedings were dismissed when the Obama Administration ordered civilian trials. Now the court motions will have to be re-filed and re-litigated, costing us once again – what a waste. It’s too bad the administration didn’t listen to the American people the first time. I continue to argue that master propagandists like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed cannot be allowed to use their trials to spread their vehement, anti-American message. Further, to allow them to mix with U.S. prison inmates would risk spreading their virulent venom throughout our prisons. In conclusion, Gitmo still serves an important role in the war against Islamic Jihadist terrorists, and in my opinion should remain open into the foreseeable future. Rep. Steve Chabot (R – 1st District) is the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia.
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Deer Park resident named YWCA Career Woman of Achievement Deer Park resident Dr. Monica Newby keeps busy as the sole practitioner of two orthodontic offices in Cincinnati and Dayton. Newby is also a member of the Ronald McDonald House Charities Development Committee, Red Cross Health and Safety Committee, Advocates for Youth in Education, Cincinnati Chapter of the Links and Women's Alliance, Inc. She is also a part of the YWCA Rising Star Board Leadership Program. Her hard work and volunteer activities have paid off. Newby was selected as a YWCA Career Woman of Achievement for 2011. In a press release from the YWCA, a list of some of Newby’s other achievements include being the first African-American woman dental specialist in Cincinnati and the first AfricanAmerican woman orthodontist in private practice in Cincinnati and Dayton. Newby will be honored during a luncheon Thursday, May 19, at the Duke Energy Convention Center along with seven other women. This is the 32nd year the YWCA has honored Career Women of Achievement in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Newby and the other winners were selected from nearly 100 nominees. Nominations were made
Dr. Monica Newby of Deer Park was a winner of the YWCA Salute to Career Women of Achievement. Newby is an orthodontist with practices in Fairfax and Dayton. She is one of eight recipients who will be honored Thursday, May 19, during a luncheon at the Duke Energy Convention Center. by businesses organizations and individuals. The winners were selected by a five-person panel for An independent panel of five community leaders selected those best exemplifying personal career success, dynamic leadership qualities and the unique ability to serve as role models. To learn more about the YWCA and the Career Women of Achievement award luncheon, visit www.ymca.org.
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The YWCA Career Women of Achievement for 2011 • Susan G. Branscome, president & founder, Q10 Triad Capital Advisors of Cincinnati, Inc. • Robin Hirsch Everhart, chief compliance officer & vice president of government affairs & corporate communications, Cintas Corp. • Noreen J. Hayes, senior vice president, human resources, Western & Southern Financial Group • Kathleen Kelly, president Kroger Finance, The Kroger Co. • Lee Ann Liska, chief operating officer, Mercy Health Partners • Monica L. Newby, D.D.S., orthodontis, Monica L. Newby, D.D.S., Inc., Orthodontics • Valarie L. Sheppard, senior vice president, Procter & Gamble • Judith Warren, MPH, executive director, Health Care Access Now Also being recognized is Walnut Hills High School senior Jessica Donaldson with a Mamie Earl Sells Scholarship and Angela Lewis with the Charlotte Schmidlapp Scholarship.
Appalachian Festival seeks 2011 volunteers, coordinator candidates The 42nd annual Appalachian Festival is seeking a volunteer coordinator (a committee chair position) to direct volunteer workers at the three-day festival. The upcoming festival is Mothers Day Weekend, May 6-7-8 at Coney Island. The festival is also seeking volunteers at least 18years-old to help in all aspects of presenting this year’s edition of one of the area’s most popular springtime events. The 42nd annual festival celebrates the area’s rich
mountain heritage with down-home entertainment, crafts, food and cultural attractions. More than 300,000 people in the area have Appalachian roots. Volunteers are needed for committee assignments and on-site help. Volunteers are particularly needed Friday, May 6, to help with Children’s Day activities, such as kids’ crafts and games. Those interested in volunteering, or becoming the volunteer coordinator position, should call 251-3378 or email volunteer@ appalachianfestival.org.
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New family Wyoming’s best advertisement I was taking my usual constitutional through Wyoming on the first day of spring, admiring the daffodils and crocuses. The magnificent magnolia Evelyn trees filled Perkins with ripe buds at the Community Presbyterian Press Church of columnist Wyoming, Ascension and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and Stan and Claudia Streeter’s home on Burns Avenue, were awaiting more warm weather so they could burst open with beautiful pink blossoms. Turning up Wentworth, I saw a young family out for their own stroll. Four bright eyes stared back at me as I waved to twin boys being pulled by their father in a wagon. Mom is Lisa, who was helping their older son ride his two-wheeler. They are the Bernheisels, who moved to Wyoming seven years ago and sincerely enjoy the town. They cordially accepted my request to snap a photograph. John is only 41⁄2 years old, and was valiantly learning to ride without training wheels for the first time. He politely spelled his name for me and accepted my compliment of how impressed I was to see him be so brave at such a young age. Lisa loves being able to safely walk and ride bikes. They moved to Wyoming for the schools and the community. Lisa says, “It’s nice
Lisa and Chris Bernheisel out for a walk with their sons, John (notice the absence of training wheels), and twins Tom and Sam. to have people walk down the street and ask how you are doing, and watch out for your children. The kids love play dates in the park. We’re looking forward to the twins riding their bikes as well.” She and her husband grew up in Perrysburg, Ohio, a town very similar to Wyoming, with good parks and neighbors. The family moved to a larger house to accommodate Sam and Tom, who were a double blessing that everyone is still getting used to. John wanted a sister; even two might have been OK, but he’s coming to terms with the little masculine creatures who take Mom’s attention away from him. He used to refer to his brothers as one unit, either “Tommysammy,” or “Sammytommy.” Now he corrects people who can’t tell
them apart. The 19-monthold twins want to do everything their big brother does, but the idea of sharing his bicycle is just too much to ask right now. Being the eldest can be such a trial. Dad Chris is the program director for UC’s Family Medicine Residency Training Program. He graduated from Bowling Green University and the University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine. His program focuses on physicians providing help and compassion to the underserved both here and abroad. Lisa decided to stop working when Sam and Tom were born, taking that time to be with her family. She is a Lutheran pastor who was with St. Peter Lutheran Church in Trenton, Ohio, and Atonement Lutheran Church in Springdale. Compassion for others is part of her DNA. Her par-
ents were missionaries who took Lisa at age 4 and her sister at age 5 to Cameroon, Africa, to serve for a year and a half. The experience was informative for both her life and her faith, prompting a desire to serve in some way. Through a wonderful internship at Ascension Lutheran Church in Montgomery, she served with Shoulder to Shoulder Ministries in Honduras, which provides medical help to serve people abroad. Lisa and Chris hope that their children “are compassionate people who serve others and live out their lives of faith in whatever way God has gifted them.” 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.
Survey shows more than half of region in chronic bad health Results from the 2010 Greater Cincinnati Community Health Status Survey show that about six in 10 Greater Cincinnati adults report having been told by a doctor or other health care provider that they have a chronic condition such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, depression, severe allergies, asthma or another condition. The survey, sponsored by the Health Foundation, was last conducted in 2005. Although rates of most chronic conditions have stayed relatively consistent since 1999, the percent of Greater Cincinnati adults who have been told they have high blood pressure or hypertension, high cholesterol or triglycerides, and depression increased: • High blood pressure rose from 25 percent to 34 percent. • High cholesterol rose
from 20 percent to 28 percent. • Depression rose from 15 percent to 21 percent. The increases in high blood pressure and high cholesterol are consistent with rising obesity rates in the region, which went from 22 percent in 1999 to 31 percent in 2010. People who are obese have higher risks of developing cardiovascular diseases like high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Survey results show that white Appalachians and African Americans reported higher rates of high blood pressure or diabetes diagnoses than white nonAppalachian adults. White Appalachians (37 percent) reported higher rates of being told they had high cholesterol than AfricanAmerican adults (25 percent) or white nonAppalachian adults (25 per-
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The Greater Cincinnati Community Health Status Survey gives an in-depth look at the self-reported health of Tri-state residents. Through comparisons, the 2010 survey shows how the Tri-state area stacks up to the rest of the country and how our health is changing over time. The results give organizations and agencies, policy makers, and residents the local data they need as they work to improve the overall health of the Greater Cincinnati area. The surbey is a project of The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati and is conducted by the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Cincinnati. A total of 2,246 randomly selected adults residing in a 22-county area were interviewed by telephone between Aug. 14 and Sept. 27, 2010. This included 2,042 landline interviews and 204 cell phone interviews with people who did not have a landline telephone. The potential sampling error for the survey is plus or minus 2.1 percent Counties covered in the survey are: Hamilton, Butler, Warren, Clermont, Clinton, Highland, Brown and Adams in Ohio; Boone, Campbell, Kenton, Pendleton, Grant, Gallatin, Carroll, Bracken and Owen in Kentucky; and Dearborn, Ripley, Switzerland, Ohio and Franklin in Indiana. More information about Greater Cincinnatians with chronic conditions, as well as other GCCHSS topics, is available on the survey website: www.healthfoundation.org/data_publications/gcchss.html. cent). As age increased, the likelihood of being diagnosed with a chronic condition increased. Adults ages 65 and older had by far the highest rates of chronic conditions of any other age group, with the exceptions of asthma, depression and severe allergies. For these three conditions, all age groups had similar rates. Greater Cincinnati adults ages 46 and older were more than twice as likely as adults ages 18-45 to have
been told by a doctor or other health care provider that they had one of the chronic conditions included in the survey. Again, three exceptions were asthma, depression and severe allergies. A fourth exception was stroke. Adults ages 46-64 (2 percent) were as likely as adults ages 30-45 (2 percent) to report having been told they had a stroke, while adults ages 65 and older (11 percent) were far more likely to report having been told they had a stroke.
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CRC Save Our Pools Fundraiser Dinner/Silent Auction, 6-9 p.m., Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, $40. Tickets available online. Presented by BLAD Talent Agency. 2766890; www.bladtalent.com. Sharonville.
HOME & GARDEN
Designing Hot Kitchens and Cool Baths, 6:30 p.m., Neal’s Design Remodel Gallery, 7770 E. Kemper Road, Project consultants and designers discuss trends in kitchen and bath design. Light fare provided. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Neal’s Design Remodel. 489-7700; neals.com. Sharonville.
LITERARY - STORY TIMES
Earth Day Story Time, 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble Kenwood, 7800 Montgomery Road, 794-9440; www.bn.com. Kenwood.
Remembering the Eckstein School, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Glendale Heritage Museum, 44 Village Square, Photographs, artifacts, collection of sporting trophies and scrapbook of articles from 1915-1958. It was a school for African-American students during the years of segregation. Presented by Glendale Heritage Preservation. 771-4908; www.glendalemuseum.com. Glendale. F R I D A Y, A P R I L 1 5
Introduction to Horse Driving for Farming Purposes, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Turner Farm, $150 for two days. Registration required. 561-7400; email email@example.com; www.turnerfarm.org. Indian Hill.
FOOD & DRINK
Wine Tasting, 5-7 p.m., Wyoming Wines, 1208 Springfield Pike, $1-$2 per pour. 761-9463; www.wyomingwinesonline.com. Wyoming.
Boy Scout Triple Nickel Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m., St. Gertrude School, 6543 Miami Ave., Cafeteria. Eat in or carryout. Dinner includes choice of fish, fish sandwich, or cheese pizza; with fries or macaroni and cheese; and coleslaw or apple sauce; a beverage and dessert. Family friendly. $7, $5 children. Presented by Boy Scout Troop 555. 6523477. Madeira. Silverton Deer Park Firefighters Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., Silverton Deer Park Firefighters Protective Association, 3875 Alta Ave., Fish or shrimp plate with sides and dessert. Senior or children’s fish with dessert. Call for delivery or carryout. Delivery available in Silverton and Deer Park only. $6.50-$7.50; individual items $1-$5.50. 791-2500. Silverton.
HOLIDAY EARTH DAY
Earth Day Celebration, 4-7 p.m., Blue Ash Nature Park, 4433 Cooper Road, Demonstrations, family activities and more. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 745-8550; www.blueash.com. Blue Ash.
KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC
Karaoke, 8-11:30 p.m., Buffalo Wings & Rings Tri-County, 11305 Princeton Pike, DJs Wild Bill and Madman Mike. Music from the ‘70s to today. Theme nights. Drink specials. 7722111. Springdale.
Photography Travel Series, 7:30 p.m., Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, California Gold Country with Barb Farber. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Sharonville.
Remembering the Eckstein School, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Glendale Heritage Museum, 771-4908; www.glendalemuseum.com. Glendale.
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Fish Fry, 57:30 p.m., Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, 177 Siebenthaler Ave., Fish (baked or fried), shrimp or shrimp fettuccine dinners and two sides, drink and dessert. Kids: pizza, macaroni and cheese or shrimp and one side, drink and dessert. A la carte menu available. Beer available for purchase. Carryout available-call 733-0614. $7.50, $5 children’s dinner. 733-4950. Reading. Hartzell United Methodist Church Lenten Fish Fry, 4-7 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, 8999 Applewood Drive, All-you-can-eat fried cod dinner with sides, beverages and desserts. Also, grilled chicken breast, shrimp, shrimp basket and cheese pizza dinners with sides, beverages and desserts. Carryout menu is a 3-piece fish sandwich. $9, $5 carryout only, $4 ages 510, free ages 3 and under. 891-8527. Blue Ash. Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m., Montgomery Presbyterian Church, 9994 Zig Zag Road, Dinner with choice of hand-dipped cod fish fillets or baked tilapia fillets, sides, dessert and beverage. Carryout available. Benefits church youth programs. $7, $5 children. 891-8670. Montgomery.
Trillium Trails Hike, 5:30 p.m., Glenwood Gardens, 10623 Springfield Pike, Registration required online by April 13. Naturalist-led two-hour hike on Trilium Trails Preserve, a state-dedicated nature preserve. Hike is rugged in some place with no access to restroom facilities. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Woodlawn.
ON STAGE - COMEDY
Kurt Metzger, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $12. Ages 18 and up. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.
Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Walks led by Park District volunteers. Walkers may choose what days they want to walk. Ages 50 and up. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 728-3551, ext. 406. Sharonville.
HealthRhythms, 1-2 p.m., Sycamore Senior Center, 4455 Carver Woods Drive, Weekly exercise program uses music and percussion to “drum up health” for seniors. Reduce stress, promote wellness and improve quality of life. No musical experience required. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Music and Wellness Coalition. 315-7393; www.musicandwellness.net. Blue Ash.
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Girls’ Day Out, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Women Writing for a Change, 6906 Plainfield Road, Workshop for girls grades 4-7 to strengthen voices through art of writing and creation of community. Focus on confidentiality, positive interactions with peers, support and guidance through creative process. $50. Registration required. Presented by Women Writing for a Change Foundation. 272-1171. Silverton.
Victory of Light Expo, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, Metaphysical and holistic health convention with more than 50 free seminars by experts in spiritual growth, psychic development and holistic healing, as well as 200-booth exhibition hall with merchandise for body, mind and spirit. Individual readings available for $20-$40. Family friendly. $20 two days, $12 one day; $2 off for students, seniors and ages 12 and under. Presented by Victory of Light Psychic Festival. 929-0406; www.victoryoflight.com. Sharonville.
HEALTH / WELLNESS
Walks in the Parks, Noon, Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, For those with Parkinson’s, family, friends, caregiver and anyone interested in learning about Parkinson’s. Part of Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Free. Presented by Tri-State Parkinson’s Wellness Chapter. 558-0113; www.parkinsonswellness.org. Sharonville.
HOLIDAY - EASTER
Easter Egg Hunt, 10-11:30 a.m., Chamberlin Park, 7640 Plainfield Road, Upper Shelter. Ages groups: 6 and under, 7-11 and 12-15. Search park for brightly colored eggs filled with candy and toys. 984-8860. Deer Park.
HOME & GARDEN
Designing Hot Kitchens and Cool Baths, 10:30 a.m., Neal’s Design Remodel Gallery, Free. 489-7700; neals.com. Sharonville.
Remembering the Eckstein School, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Glendale Heritage Museum, 771-4908; www.glendalemuseum.com. Glendale.
MUSIC - CONCERTS
Rhythm N Blue Ash, 8 p.m., Raymond Walters College Muntz Hall, 9555 Plainfield Road, Broadway’s Stars of Tomorrow. Featuring the College-Conservatory of Music Theater Performance Group. $27 three concerts; $15, $10 advance. Reservations recommended. 745-5705; www.rwc.uc.edu. Blue Ash.
Farm Babies: Plant Babies Day, Noon-4 p.m., Gorman Heritage Farm, 10052 Reading Road, $5, $3 ages 3-17, free for members. 563-6663. Evendale. Sharon Woods Safari, 2 p.m., Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharon Centre. A naturalist will talk about the critters that call Sharon Woods and Cincinnati home. Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Sharonville.
ON STAGE - THEATER
Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, 3 p.m., Madeira High School, 7465 Loannes Drive, Adapted from book by Kevin Henkes. Part of Playhouse Off the Hill series, price varies by location. Family friendly. Presented by Playhouse in the Park. 891-8222; www.cincyplay.com. Madeira.
Join a naturalist-led two-hour hike on Trilium Trails Preserve, a state-dedicated nature preserve, in Glenwood Gardens, at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 15. Registration is required online by April 13. The Hike is rugged in some places. The hike is free, but a vehicle permit is required to enter the park. Call 521-7275, or visit www.greatparks org to register. Pictured are Sharon Spitznagel, of Colerain, far left, Penny Jarrett, of Greenhills and Mary Jane Wagner of Mt. Airy taking a close look at wildflowers at Trillium Trails, last year.
Victory of Light Expo, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sharonville Convention Center, $20 two days, $12 one day; $2 off for students, seniors and ages 12 and under. 929-0406; www.victoryoflight.com. Sharonville. Wyoming’s 150th Birthday Celebration, 2-4 p.m., Wyoming Civic Center, 1 Worthington Ave., Community celebration of 150th anniversary of the naming of Wyoming. Trivia and coloring contest winners drawn. Music by Randy Bundy. Historical Society displays. Cookies, punch and more. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Wyoming Historical Society. 842-1383; www.wyominghistorical.com. Wyoming.
Sharonville History Museum, Noon-4 p.m., Sharonville Historical Museum, 11115 Main St., Museum features numerous exhibits and artifacts reminiscent of life in Sharonville and its surroundings. Model train diorama currently under construction. Free. Presented by Society of Historic Sharonville. 563-9756. Sharonville.
Trillium Trails Hike, 1 p.m., Glenwood Gardens, Registration required online by April 13. Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Woodlawn. Severe Weather in Ohio, 2 p.m., Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharon Centre. Naturalist program all about severe weather events in Ohio and the science behind them. Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Sharonville. M O N D A Y, A P R I L 1 8
Contra Dance, 8-10 p.m., The Center for the Arts - Wyoming, 322 Wyoming Ave., Wear soft-soled shoes. No partner needed. Beginner’s workshop 7:30 p.m. $4, $1 ages 20 and under, free for newcomers. 859-2916197; www.cincinnaticontradance.org. Wyoming.
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Line Dance, 1-2 p.m., Springdale Community Center, 11999 Lawnview Ave., Dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 321-6776; www.so-nkysdf.com. Springdale.
Family Photo Legacy, 6:30-8 p.m., Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road, Learn creative techniques using all the photos you’ve take to create heirlooms for your family. $15. 253-1006. Blue Ash.
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Karaoke, 9 p.m., InCahoots, 4110 Hunt Road, $2 well drinks and domestic bottles, $3 22oz domestic drafts. Free. 793-2600. Blue Ash.
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Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Sharon Woods, Free, vehicle permit required. 728-3551, ext. 406. Sharonville. T U E S D A Y, A P R I L 1 9
CIVIC Hamilton County Libertarian Party Central Committee Elections, 6:30-8 p.m., Madeira Branch Library, 7200 Miami Ave., Open to all registered Libertarians in Hamilton County. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Libertarian Party. 5496248. Madeira.
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The Grateful Dead Movie Event, 7:30 p.m., Springdale 18: Cinema de Lux, 12064 Springfield Pike, A flashback concert experience with the Grateful Dead on the big screen. $12.50. Presented by Fathom Events. 699-1500; www.fathomevents.com/concerts/event/grat efuldead.aspx. Springdale.
Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Sharon Woods, Free, vehicle permit required. 728-3551, ext. 406. Sharonville.
Skateboard Classes, 10-11 a.m., Local Skate Park, 32 W. Crescentville Road, For beginners. Learn beginner tricks and how to navigate a skate park 10-11 a.m. Open practice 11 a.m.-noon. $15. 671-7433. Springdale. S U N D A Y, A P R I L 1 7
Lighting the Way Scholarship Fundraiser, 4-7 p.m., Elements Conference and Event Centre, 11974 Lebanon Road, Kathy Wade, jazz and blues vocalist, special guest emcee. Scholarships are awarded to eligible students. Benefits Envision Corporation. Family friendly. $50 couple, $30 single. Presented by Envision Corporation. 772-5437; www.envisioncorporation.org. Sharonville. PROVIDED
“Shrek the Musical” comes to the Aronoff Center through April 24. The story of the swamp-dwelling ogre, Princess Fiona and wise-cracking donkey, is performed at 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $22.50-$66.50. Call 800-982-2787 or visit www.BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com.
Storybook Stew Cooking Class, 2-4 p.m., Gorman Heritage Farm, 10052 Reading Road, Story and recipe perfect for child and adult pair. Family friendly. $45 parent/child pair, $25 additional children. 563-6663. Evendale.
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The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company presents a gender-reversed cast for its production of “Julius Caesar,” through April 23. Performing as Brutus is Sherman Fracher, left; Caesar is Liz Vosmeier; and Kelly Mengelkoch as Cassius. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $10-$28, student tickets, $10. Theater location is 719 Race St., downtown. Call 513-381-2272 or visit www.cincyshakes.com.
April 13, 2011
Attentiveness is the prerequisite for appreciating spring springtime. We have to be there in it. Put everything else aside and permit it to envelop Father Lou us. Guntzelman J o h n O ’ DonoPerspectives hue writes, “Beauty is not to be captured or controlled for there is something intrinsically elusive in its nature. More like a visitation than a solid fact, beauty infuses a landscape with an unexpected intimacy that satisfies our longing.” Routine is an enemy of appreciating beauty. Routine creates ruts. And wellworn ruts can become so deep they prevent us from seeing over the sides. Spring taunts us to climb out of our ruts and be young again in feeling and
memories. How can we get out of our ruts? That’s probably part of what was going on in the mind of Nicodemus when he talked with Christ one day. “How can I be born and be new again when I’m old?” he asked. Undoubtedly his life had become more and more rigid, more captured by cynicism and harnessed by repetition. Life was getting old for him. He was envious of the young, rarely laughed, and wondered how he could become young again. Evidently he didn’t realize that to be alive we must maintain a sense of wonder, walk more slowly, and become closer to those we love. Rushing through spring is like the lady vacationing in Paris. She went to see the works of art in the Louvre. When she came back home she bragged that she had seen all there was to
see there in an hour, and she could have made it in 45 minutes if she wasn’t wearing heels. Springtime elicits movement from us but it’s not a hurrying movement in high heels. It is a walking in bare feet on fresh grass. It is a collaboration with God, who never tires of making everything young and new again inside us. “See, I am making all things new!” (Revelation 21:5) We are part of the natural world. We’re interdependent with it even though our culture tends to isolate us from it. But we cannot exist in a healthy balance outside of nature because our bodies evolved in concert with it. The great biologist René Dubos believed that we are retreating further and further from nature and becoming mutants. Many have ceased living in nature and have now made their home in Tech-
Beware of help wanted scam on Craigslist will have What sounds like an all my innocent help wanted ad on informaCraigslist may turn out to be tion at the a new way to steal your bottom.” money. HamIt doesn’t require you to blin says wire money to anyone another overseas, but you can still thing that end up being scammed. Howard Ain d o e s n ’ t Jennifer Hamblin of Cheviot saw such a help Hey Howard! m a k e sense is wanted ad earlier this year. although “I responded to a parttime job posting on the check was supposedly Craigslist for a housekeeper/ sent via UPS from the United Kingdom, the shipping babysitter,” she said. A month later she heard address says it was sent back from those seeking help. from Louisiana. Hamblin “They apparently were did not deposit the check. “I actually called the going to be moving from the United Kingdom, relocating bank that the check was to Colerain Township,” she written off of and they knew right away it was a said. Hamblin was told she scam,” she said. Hamblin said she never was going to earn $400 a week for this part-time posi- received that promised grocery list, but did tion and it The key to this scam continue receivsounded very good. is if you send ing emails asking if she “She startsomeone your deposited the ed emailing me back with deposit slip they can check. “I just don’t pictures, and use it to rob you. want other peoeventually she That slip contains ple to fall into sent me a check. She enough of your bank the same thing. They might not wanted to email me a information to permit realize it’s a the thief to get the scam and they grocery list to supply her amount of that may run to the bank and cash new home deposit right out the check,” she with groceries. In the meanyour account. said. The key to time, somebody else is going to be this scam is if you send mailing me keys to the someone your deposit slip they can use it to rob you. house,” said Hamblin. Hamblin actually That slip contains enough of received email pictures of your bank information to the family and the young permit the thief to get the daughter she was to amount of that deposit right out your account. babysit. You will be left holding When she got the check, for nearly $3,000, she said the bag because the thief’s she was told, “Make sure check will bounce and the when you deposit it you bank will require you to send me a copy of the make good on the money. Incidentally, Hamblin deposit slip.” But she said that will found this same thief had come from her personal placed similar help wanted bank account, adding, “It ads claiming she was also
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Each day I take delight, Creator God, as did my great-grandparents Adam and Eve, in enjoying the garden of Eden called Earth, which each spring, graciously grants
an encore of your first act, creation I stand and applaud with all earth’s audience and cry out with gratitude, “Again, again, please do it again.” And you will smile and return to center stage to repeat the song you sang so long ago. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ communitypress.com or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.
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The sin against springtime is inattention. How can we not be affected by so much beauty and the insistence of life? Spring is the time when life reminds us it is never gone. It strains against the walls of earth’s confinement and always finds cracks to slide free into open air. Cabin fever is now replaced by freedom. Where death claimed victory, life says, “Oh no you don’t!” Though throughout winter our daily lives may feel frosted and forlorn, spring’s warm breezes laugh, play with our hair, and tell us we were wrong. Spring makes liars of pessimists. It sprouts hope, vitality, and an encouragement to live more enthusiastically. We recognize a call to revel in the sensuality of our bodies and let loose the love in our hearts. Attentiveness is the prerequisite for appreciating
April 13, 2011
Go green (blue, red) with natural Easter egg dyes All during Lent, I’ve been tossing yellow and red onion skins into my old handcarved wooden salad bowl from Lebanon. The reason? To make homemade dye for coloring Easter eggs naturally. Along with the onion skins I’ll use red cabbage and the spice turmeric, and beet juice. I always let the little ones help. This year, Eva, our youngest grandchild, will join her cousins coloring the eggs. They watch in awe as they learn their first lessons in food chemistry: the red cabbage turns the eggs a gorgeous teal blue, the turmeric gives a sunshine yellow hue to the eggs and the onion skins are unpredictable but always beautiful in shades of amber to brick red. I have my mom, Mary Nader, to thank for making us such “green advocates.” She colored our eggs with onion skins. When we were kids, we
liked commercially colored eggs better, but as I grew older, I came to appreciate just what the onion skin eggs meant. More than just coloring, they were a way of telling a story and passing history on to the next generation.
made with yellow onion skins will be pale yellow to dark amber. Red onion skins produce eggs that are brick/brown red. Red cabbage is the winner: it makes beautiful teal blue eggs but these take the longest time so you may want to put them in the fridge until they turn the shade you like. Turmeric makes the eggs more brilliantly yellow than the marigolds my dad, Charlie Nader, used to plant in front of the porch. Turmeric colored eggs require a different method. Stir 3 tablespoons or so of turmeric in 11⁄2 cups water in saucepan . Bring to boil. Remove, let cool but don’t strain. Add a tablespoon or so of vinegar. Place boiled eggs in dye, stirring to coat. When you remove the eggs, gently wipe off turmeric with soft cloth or run them very quickly under running water.
Naturally colored Easter eggs
In a saucepan, place as many papery outer skins of yellow and/or red onions that you have. Cover with an inch of water. Bring to a boil, lower to a simmer and cook until onion skins have colored the water, about 10 minutes. Use this same method for red cabbage (just chunk it up), beets, etc. Even used coffee grounds can be used. Strain and add a tablespoon or so of clear vinegar to set the dye. Put boiled eggs in. Depending upon how long they sit in the dye, the eggs
Perfect hard-cooked eggs
Cover eggs with an inch or so of cold water. Bring slowly to a boil over medium heat. Then put the lid on, remove from fire and let sit 12 to 15 minutes.
Tips from Rita’s kitchen
Refrigerate hard-cooked eggs within two hours after they’ve been found on Easter morning.
Adapted from Zel Schulman’s book “Let My People Eat!” I love this brisket. I like to make mine in a crockpot. 2-3 pounds brisket 1 bottle, 12 oz., chili sauce 1 ⁄3 cup dark brown sugar, packed or more to taste 1 can, 10 oz., beef broth 1 large onion, sliced 1 ⁄4 teaspoon ground cloves 2 bay leaves
Put everything in crockpot and cook on low eight to 11 hours or until tender. Or bake covered, in preheated 325-degree oven for about one hour per pound. Remove bay leaves. Serves four to six.
Reader question: Honing steels
From a Milford Miami Advertiser reader: “My honing steel doesn’t work anymore. Should I replace it?” Run your thumbnail around the circumference of the tool. If you can still feel grooves, your steel is still useful. It is magnetized to pick up microscopic fillings that come off the knife’s blade. So it’s a good idea to rub the steel with a cloth after use so the grooves don’t get clogged. Now unless the honer has diamond chips in it, most steels won’t sharpen a
dull knife ( t h e y restore the knife’s bite Rita b y Heikenfeld straightening the Rita’s kitchen microscopic “teeth” at the edge that fold with use). If a knife doesn’t respond to honing, it’s time to get it sharpened professionally.
For the nest cookie recipe from the Virginia Bakery cookbook, go to Rita’s online column at www. comunitypress.com. For more Easter recipes, check her blog daily at cincinnati.com/blogs/cookingwithrita. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email columns@community press.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.s
‘Hammer Time’ event supports Habitat mission Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity invites residents of Greater Cincinnati to help support Cincinnati Habitat’s
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Road and Ronald Reagan Highway in Amberley Village). The event will include special guests Nick and Nina Clooney. Frank Marzullo of Fox 19 will serve as emcee. The public is welcomed to attend. To register, visit www.cincinnatihabitat.org/news/Hammertime.html. “Hammer Time” will feature interactive displays,
heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, live auction, prizes and live band, the menus. All of the proceeds will benefit Habitat’s mission to eliminate substandard housing by building and renovating simple, decent, affordable homes to sell to low-income families in need. “Cincinnati Habitat has been able to survive and thrive for 25 great years
because of our generous donors and volunteers,” said Marissa Woodly, development director, Cincinnati Habitat. “Not only will this be a great fundraiser, it will be great fun!” For more information, visit cincinnatihabitat.org/ news/Hammertime.html, or visit Habitat’s facebook page at www.facebook. com/CincinnatiHabitat and click on “events.”
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‘Peter Pan’ cast includes several local performers
Wyoming resident Elise Hurwitz appeared in the Children’s Theatre production of “Peter Pan Jr.”
Beast, Jr.” (vase) and “Rudolph” (elf). She has attended TCTC’s STAR Program for the last four summers. Other productions: “The King and I” (royal wife), “Once on This Island Jr.” (Papa Ge), “School House Rock Live! Jr.” (ensemble/soloist), and Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland Jr.” (Lily). Elise loves to sing at the William Seale Studio, run cross country, play basketball and lacrosse. She is student council president at Wyoming Middle School.
SVdP thrift stores announce ‘clean out & donate’ weekends The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will host “Clean out & Donate” weekends in April to collect critically needed household items, furniture and clothing. A SVdP truck will be on-site Saturdays and Sundays at the following parishes: • April 16-17: All Saints, Kenwood; Our Lady of the Rosary, Greenhills; Immaculate Heart of Mary, Anderson Township • April 30-May 1: Nativity of Our Lord, Pleasant Ridge The collection truck will be attended before and after church services for donorconvenience, and donor tax receipts will be available. Donations collected from the “Clean Out and Donate” Weekends are distributed in the surrounding communi-
ties through St. Vincent de Paul thrift stores to benefit those in need throughout Greater Cincinnati. “The majority of the clients we are seeing are families with children who lack the basic necessities of life – they have very little furniture, no dishes or pots and pans. We continue to look to the community at large to help us build our inventory of gently-used basic household items,” noted Prentice Carter, director of operations, St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores. “Gently used items donated at ‘Clean Out and Donate’ weekends go directly to our thrift stores and make a tremendous difference. We are seeing more families come to us for support and these donations
help us provide those local families with the basic items that they need.’ St. Vincent de Paul volunteers personally visit needy families and offer assistance, regardless of race or religious affiliation. St. Vincent de Paul accepts donations of gently used clothing, household items, furniture and cars yearround. Free pick-up service is available for large items. Call 513-421-CARE (2273) to arrange a pick up, or donations may be dropped off at any of the six Cincinnati area thrift stores. Tax receipts are available for donated items. For more information on donating or for a list of St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores, go to www.svdpcincinnati.org.
JCC hosts Playhouse in the Park’s ‘Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse’ Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s “Off the Hill” production of “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse” by Kevin Henkes, adapted by Kevin Kling, will be at the Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road in Amberley Village at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 17. The show is free and open to the public. “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse” tells the story of oneof-a-kind Lilly, a spunky little mouse. She speaks a secret backwards language and wears disguises, glittery glasses and red cowboy boots. One day she brings her magical, musical purse to school. Trouble at school and resentment about a new baby brother sets Lilly off on a whirlwind of adventures that will captivate young audiences. The audience is plunged into Lilly’s world as she learns important lessons about family, friendship and forgiveness.
Kevin Kling, who appeared last season at the Playhouse in his show “How? How? Why? Why? Why?,” has created a roller coaster of a play that has been a hit across the country. “Every child can relate to Lilly and her efforts to do the right thing in the face of a world determined to throw baby brothers, complicated friendships and mysterious teachers in her path,” Playhouse in the Park director of education Mark Lutwak said. “It is one of the best modern plays ever written for children.” Anne Marie Damman (Lilly), Colin Gold (Mr. Slinger/Garland/Granny), Kevin-Michael Chu (Father, etc.), Marie Pope (Mother, etc.), Mark St. Cyr (Chester) and Matthew David Gellin (Wilson) from the Playhouse’s Bruce E. Coyle Intern Company will appear in “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse.” Suann Pollock will direct.
Other members of the production team include Veronica Bishop (technical director), Tammy Honesty (set designer), Rebecca Senske (costume designer), Anna Goller (props designer), Mark Lutwak (sound designer), Ashley Goos (dance choreographer) and Grace Rockstroh (stage manager). “Off the Hill” is made possible by ArtsWave Presents, a program bringing musicians, dancers, actors and artists from Cincinnati’s arts organizations into neighborhoods for public performances. The John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust, PNC Bank, Trustee also provides support. Free Family Events at the J are made possible by generous support from Jewish Federation of Cincinnati. For more information about the performance, contact the JCC: 513.761.7500 or visit the website: www.JointheJ.org.
From left: Kathy Greenberg of the Freestore Foodbank (Wyoming) with Jayme Wilkins of DunnhumbyUSA (Norwood).
Dunnhumby donates $8,800 to Freestore As a result of DunnhumbyUSA’s Cincinnati Bengals Charity Parking Fundraising program that occurred during the 2010 Bengals football season, more than $8,800 was donated to the Freestore Foodbank’s Power Pack Program, which provides food outside of school lunches for children in need throughout Greater Cincinnati. Located at Third and Central in Downtown Cincinnati, Dunnhumby’s office parking lot is a coveted place to park during Bengals games. In 2009, DunnhumbyUSA introduced a program that offers Bengals fans the chance to give back to charity while they park during home games. Each parking spot is sold for $35 each with every dollar donated back to a local charitable organization. Through another grant,
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textbook. CPR and AED training are also available at Scarlet Oaks. An informational meeting about the program will be held at the Scarlet Oaks Career Campus, 3254 E. Kemper Road, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10. Call the Great Oaks Adult Workforce Development office at 771-8925 for more details or to register. The course is taught by World Instructor Training Schools. For details visit www.witseducation.com.
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The beloved 1953 Disney animated classic, “Peter Pan,” featuring the boy who won’t grow up, comes to the stage as The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s production of Disney’s “Peter Pan Jr.” concluded its Taft Theatre run last weekend. Elise Hurwitz of Wyoming plays the fairy fawn and a mermaid. Elise is 14-years-old and an eighth-grader at Wyoming Middle School. With TCTC, she has performed in Disney’s “Beauty and the
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Cincinnati Zoo & 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 firstname.lastname@example.org rg, or visit www.cincinnatizoo.org. Grailville – needs volunteers for the garden in Loveland. Volunteer days are 9 a.m. to noon selected Saturdays. For a complete list visit www.grailville.org 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 Green-
field 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 email@example.com, or visit www.grannysgardenschool.com. 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 www.ggrand.org. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter needs volunteers 16-andolder 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 devel-
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oped 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. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum is the nation’s second-largest cemetery and arboretum which consists of 730 acres. Spring Grove serves the Cincinnati area but has welcomed visitors from all over of the world. As part of the arboretum, more than 1,200 plants are labeled and serve as a reference for the public. Spring Grove is looking for volunteers to help maintain specialty gardens, photograph plants, and help with computer work. Please call 513853-4941 or email email@example.com. Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Township. Meetings are open to the public. Visit www.tristatecart.com for monthly subjects or more information. Call 702-8373. Winton Woods Riding Center – is in need of volunteers to assist with the Special Riders Program, which provides training and competition opportunities for children and adults with disabilities, and to help with barn duties, horse shows and a variety of other tasks. No experi-
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Anderson Senior Center – Computer Instructors and Assistants needed to teach older adults in basic computer skills. 10-week classes are held at the Anderson Senior Center and offered 3-4 times per year. Classes are held Monday-Friday. Instructors teach the curriculum while assistants help the students. If interested please email email@example.com. Change a life – Volunteer to tutor an adult with low-level literacy skills or GED preparation. Call 621-READ. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.grannysgardenschool.com. Inktank – Group looking for volunteers to help children and adults improve their skills in writing-based initiatives. Call 542-0195. 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 email@example.com 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 www.myy.org. YMCA – The Ralph J. Stolle Countryside YMCA is looking for volunteer trail guides for school groups. Call 932-1424 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 241-2600. 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.
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 email@example.com. Bethesda North Hospital – has openings for adult volunteers in several areas of the hospital. Call 8651164 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. Destiny Hospice – is seeking caring and compassionate people to make a difference in the life of a person living with terminal illness. No special skills or experience needed; simply a willingness to help provide comfort and support. Orientation is scheduled to fit the volunteer’s schedule. Opportunities are available throughout the Cincinnati, Middletown and Butler County area. Contact Angie at 554-6300, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care – is seeking volunteers in all Greater Cincinnati communities. Evercare provides care for those facing end-of-life issues and personal support to their families. Volunteers needed to visit with patients and/or assist in administrative and clerical tasks. Volunteers may provide care wherever a patient resides, whether in a private home or nursing facility. Call 1-888-866-8286 or 682-4055. Heartland Hospice – is seeking people with an interest in serving terminally ill clients and their families. Volunteers are needed for special projects such as crochet, knitting, making cards and lap robes, as well as making visits to patients. Training is provided to fit volunteers’ schedules. Call Jacqueline at 731-6100, and Shauntay 8315800 for information. Hospice of Southwest Ohio – Seeks volunteers to help in providing hospice services, Call 770-0820, ext. 111 or e-mail email@example.com. Hoxworth Blood Center – Hoxworth is recruiting people to help during community blood drives and blood donation centers in the area. Positions include: Blood drive hosts, greeters, blood donor recruiters and couriers. Call Helen Williams at 558-1292 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Jewish Hospital – 4777 E. Galbraith Road, Kenwood, needs adult volunteers to assist at the front window in the pharmacy and also to assist with clerical duties, sorting patient mail, etc. They also need volunteers to assist staff in the family lounge and information desk and a volunteer is also needed in the Cholesterol Center, 3200 Burnet Ave., to perform clerical duties. Shifts are available 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Volunteers receive a free meal ticket for each day he or she volunteers four or more hours, plus free parking. Call 686-5330. The hospital also needs adult volunteers to assist MRI staff and technologists at the reception desk of the Imaging Department in the Medical Office Building, located across from the hospital at 4750 East Galbraith Road. Volunteers are also needed to assist staff in the family lounge and at the information desk in the main hospital. Shifts are available Monday through Friday. Call 686-5330. Mercy Hospital Anderson – Seeks volunteers for the new patient services team, the Patient Partner Program. This team will provide volunteers with the opportunity to interact directly with the patients on a non-clinical level. Volunteers will receive special training in wheelchair safety, infection control, communication skills, etc. The volunteers will assist in the day-to-day non clinical functions of a nursing unit such as reading or praying with the patient; playing cards or
watching TV with the patient; helping the patient select meals; running an errand; cutting the patient’s food. Call the Mercy Hospital Anderson Volunteer Department at 624-4676 to inquire about the Patient Partner Program. Wellness Community – Provides free support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones. Volunteers needed to work at special events, health fairs, bulk mailings and other areas. Visit www.thewellnesscommunity.org and click on “volunteer” to sign up. Call 791-4060, ext. 19.
AARP – Tax aide for low and moderate income, with emphasis on senior citizens, are in urgent need of volunteers to keep open the existing tax-site locations and staff them for the existing and upcoming 2010-2011 tax season. Will provide necessary IRS and administrative training. If you balance your checkbook or prepare your own tax returns you could be a prime candidate. In addition to volunteer help, we would be grateful for laptop computer donations or funds. Call 1-888-227-7669 or visit www.arp.org/taxaide/home.htm for more information. Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati – Seeking volunteer campaign assistant to plan workplace employee giving campaigns and campaign project support volunteers to assist with campaigns. Call 475-0475 or e-mail email@example.com. No experience necessary – Seeking volunteers to help with autism program based on the book “Son-Rise” by Barry Neil-Kaufman. No experience necessary. Call 231-1948. Sayler Park Community Center – is looking for volunteers to help with youth instructional sports and art classes between 2-6 p.m. weekdays. Volunteers need to be at least 18 years of age and a police check is required. Contact 9410102 for more information. SCORE-Counselors to America’s Small Business – A non-profit association seeking experienced business people to counsel others who are or wish to go into business. Call 684-2812 or visit www.scorechapter34.org. Tristate Volunteers – For adults of all ages, supporting some of the best-known events in the area. Call 766-2002, ext. 4485, visit www.tristatevolunteers.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary – The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary supports the U.S. Coast Guard (MSD Cincinnati) in Homeland Security, marine environmental protection, radio watch standing and Marine events, such as Tall Stacks and the WEBN Fireworks all without pay. They also teach Ohio Boating Safety, boating/seamanship and give free boat safety checks per the Ohio, Kentucky or Indian regulations. To volunteer, call 554-0789 or e-mail email@example.com. Youth In Planning – Teen volunteers needed for network project to inform communities about public planning. Visit www.OurTownPage.com or e-mail YouthInPlanning@cinci.rr.com.
Anderson Senior Center – needs volunteers to teach computer courses in the evening. Computer sessions in basic computer instruction, intermediate computer instruction run once a week for five weeks. Instructors are also needed to teach one time classes of buying on ebay, digital photo, simple excel. The center has a baby grand piano and is in need of someone to play from 10:3011:30 a.m. Call Libby Feck at 474-3100. Clermont Senior Services – invites area residents to get to know seniors in their communities by engaging in the Meals-on-Wheels and Friendly Neighbors/Shoppers programs. Volunteer opportunities are available in the Milford, Loveland, Union and Miami townships, Owensville, and Batavia Township. Call volunteer coordinator Sharon Brumagem at 536-4060. Meals on wheels – Seeks volunteers to deliver meals for Sycamore Senior Center’s program in the Loveland, Blue Ash, Indian Hill, Montgomery, Sycamore Township, Symmes Township and West Chester areas. Call 984-1234 or 686-1013. To volunteer in Mount Washington or Anderson Township, call 474-3100. ITNGreaterCincinnati – Seeking volunteer drivers to provide dignified transportation to seniors and visually impaired adults 2 hours per week. Volunteer drivers may be reimbursed in cash for occupied miles and earn Transportation Social Security(tm) credits for their unoccupied miles. ITNGC is part of the Deaconess Foundation Full Life initiative, which strives to find health care solutions for seniors and their caregivers. For additional information call Nancy Schuster at 513-559-2200 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blue Ash Presbyterian
The church will conduct a Lenten series through Wednesdays, April 13 with dinner (bring salad or dessert; main dish provided) at 6 p.m., followed by a program from 6:30-7:30 p.m., titled “A Lenten Study: Learning Forgiveness,” written by Marjorie Thompson. Each week will be self-contained with a different presenter. A children’s program will be offered. Call Debbie Ostendorf at 779-1753, or the church office to register. The church is at 4309 Cooper Road, Blue Ash; 791-1153; www.bapcweb.net.
Brecon United Methodist Church
The church is having a community Easter egg hunt at 10:30 a.m. April 16. All are welcome to come enjoy games, crafts, food and an egg hunt on the church lawn. Ages up to 13 are eligible to hunt. Holy week services are 7:30 p.m. Maundy Thursday; Good Friday open prayer is 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Palm and Easter Sunday services are 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The church is at 7388 E. Kemper Road, Blue Ash; 498-7021.
Church of the Saviour United Methodist
Children’s programs are 9-11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Call for details. Breakfast with the Easter Bunny is coming from 9 a.m. to noon, April 16. The event is free, and all are welcome. An Annual Rummage Sale will be from 6-9 p.m., June 3 and 9 a.m. to noon, June 3. Maundy Thursday, April 21; and Good Friday, April 22, worship services will be at 7:30 p.m. Easter Sunday services will be 8:20 am., 9:40 a.m. and 11 a.m. Traditional worship services are 8:20 a.m. and 11 a.m.; contemporary music is 9:40 a.m. every Sunday. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati; 791-3142; www.cosumc.org.
Forest Dale Church of Christ
The church will present “Cross Purposes: An Easter Play,” at 7 p.m. on both Thursday, April 21 and Friday, April 22. The play is a contemporary retelling of the Easter story from the perspective of the two thieves. Dessert will be served following each performance. Tickets are required, and cost $5 each or 4 for $18, and are available through the church office, located at 604 W. Kemper Road. Information is available by calling the church office. The church is at 604 W. Kemper Road, Springdale; 825-7171.
Kingdom Builders Apostolic Church
The church invites all to worship the Lord with them. Sunday school is at 10 a.m., and morning worship is at 11:30 a.m. Sunday evening Bible class is 4 p.m. and Wednesday night Bible class is 7-9 p.m. Pastor is Kirk Peoples Jr. The church is located at 3152 Lighthouse Drive, Suite C-2, Fairfield; 874-0446; www.kingdombuildersapostolic.com.
New Church of Montgomery
The church is temporarily conducting Sunday services at Strawser Funeral Home, 9305 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash. The church conducts worship at 10:30 a.m., Sundays and Study Group the first four Sundays of the month from 9 to 10 a.m. The study group is now studying “Divine Love and Wisdom” by Emanuel Swedenborg. All are welcome. The church is temporarily having services at 9503 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash; 489-9572; email@example.com; www.newchurchofmontgomery.net.
Northern Hills Synagogue
On Friday, April 15, Shabbat evening services begin at 8 p.m. Shabbat morning services begin at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, April 16. Following completion of the main morning (Shahrit) service, breakout sessions will provide learning opportunities about the upcoming Pesah holiday, focusing on family seder traditions, the laws of Pesah, Pesah songs and the seder. Special breakouts for children will focus on arranging the seder plate and making haroset. Lunch will be served after services, featuring a special haroset bar. There is no charge for lunch, and reservations are not required. New members who joined the congregation over the past year will be recognized. The synagogue is at 5714 Fields Ertel Road; 931-6038.
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church
The church is having family fish fry dinners from 5-7:30 p.m., Fridays, April 15, at the parish activity center, 170 Siebenthalenr Ave., Reading. Dine in and carryout are available. Fish (baked or fried), shrimp or shrimp fettuccini dinners will be available for $7.50. Dinners include two sides, drink and dessert. Kids dinner of pizza, macaroni and cheese or shrimp will be available for $5. Kids dinners include a side, drink and dessert. An a la carte menu is also available. Beer will be available for an additional cost. Carryout orders can be placed by calling 7330614. Side dishes include applesauce, cole slaw, green beans, french fries and macand cheese. The church is at 177 Siebenthaler Ave., Reading; 733-5225.
St. Barnabas Episcopal Church
Three Lenten series studies will be offered: “Embracing an Adult Faith, “Death and Resurrection of the Messiah” and “Nooma.” Contact the church for information. Holy Week services are as follows; Stations of the Cross, 7 p.m., Wednesday April 20; Maundy Thursday, noon and 7 p.m., Thursday, April 21; Good Friday, noon, Friday, April 22; Easter Vigil, 7 p.m., Saturday, April 23; Easter Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Explorer’s Classes are taught each week during Lent in the library during the 9:30 a.m. service. St. Barnabas Community Dinner groups are forming for food and fellowship. Sign-ups and more information are in the Great Hall. The Findlay Street After School Program is seeking donations of paper plates, cutlery, grain products and fresh dairy products for the snacks provided for up to 50 children. Volunteer cooks are also needed. Please contact the church. The St. Barnabas Book Club meets at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 4, in the Library to discuss “Moloka’i” by Alan Bennert. An Intercessory Healing Prayer Service is conducted the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. A Men’s Breakfast group meets on Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. at Rombe’s in Blue Ash. Ladies Bible Study meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at the church. A Bereavement Support Group for widow and widowers meets the second and fourth Saturdays, 1011 a.m. The Order of St. Luke is studying the 26 miracles of Jesus and how they apply to life today. Meetings are from 7-8:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month in the library. Sunday worship services are 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Parent Church School meets at 9:30 a.m. the second Sunday of each month. The church is at 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 984-8401; www.st-barnabas.org.
Sharonville United Methodist Church The Youth will host the Invisible Children Group as part of their Congo Tour at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 16. That night they will share about the grassroots organization that works in Uganda and the Congo to rescue children from being kidnapped and forced to be soldiers. As part of the program a young
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CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 www.cos-umc.org Palm/Passion Sunday "Just Like Jesus: Purpose"
965 Forest Ave - 771-1544 email@example.com www.christchurchglendale.org The Reverend Roger L Foote The Reverend Laura L Chace, Deacon 8am Holy Eucharist I 9am Holy Eucharist II 11am Holy Eucharist II Child Care 9-11 Healing intercessory prayer all services
CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS) 3301 Compton Rd. (1 block east of Colerain) 513-385-8342 www.christ-lcms.org Sun. Sch. & Bible Class 9:45 AM Worship: Sunday 8:30 & 11:00 AM, Wed. 7:15 PM Ofﬁce: 385-8342 Pre-School: 385-8404
Faith Lutheran LCMC
HOPE LUTHERAN NEW TIMES AS WE WELCOME
Pastor Lisa Arrington 9:00 am Contemporary Worship 10:00 am Welcome Hour/ Sun School 11:00 am Traditional Worship 4695 Blue Rock Road Colerain Twp. South of Ronald Reagan and I-275 www.hopeonbluerock.org 923-3370
Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA) “Growing Closer to God, Growing Closer to Neighbor”
www. trinitymthealthy.org 513-522-3026
FOREST CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
680 W Sharon Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45240
Classic Service and Hymnbook
PRESBYTERIAN Church By The Woods PC(USA) Sun Worship 10:00am Childcare Provided 3755 Cornell Rd 563-6447 www.ChurchByTheWoods.org ............................................
Monfort Heights United Methodist Church
3682 West Fork Rd , west of North Bend Traditional Worship 8:30 & 11:00am Contemporary Worhip 9:44am
Nursery Available * Sunday School 513-481-8699 * www. mhumc.org Spiritual Checkpoint ... Stop In For An Evaluation!
Mt Healthy United Methodist Church
Corner of Compton and Perry Streets 931-5827 Sunday School 8:45 - 9:45am Traditional Worship 10:00 - 11:00am Contemporary Worship 11:30 - 12:30 Healing Service, last Sunday of the month at 5 pm "Come as a guest. Leave as a friend".
Sharonville United Methodist
8:15 & 11amTraditional Service & Kingdom Kids 9:30am Contemporary Worship & Sunday School 7:00pm Wednesday, Small Groups for all ages Infant care available for all services
3751 Creek Rd.
Taiwanese Ministry 769-0725 2:00pm
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 (Ofﬁce) 946 Hempstead Dr. (513) 807-7200 Jody Burgin, Pastor www.bretwoodcommunitychurch.com We meet Sundays at 10:30am at 9158 Winton Rd. – Springﬁeld Township Childcare provided
Let’s Do Life Together HIGHVIEW CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS Worship & Sunday School 10:30 a.m, Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Sundays
Visitors Welcome www.eccfellowship.org
Traditional Service: 9:30 AM ConneXion Contemporary Service: 11:30 AM Sunday School: 10:30 AM
VINEYARD CHURCH NORTHWEST COLERAIN TOWNSHIP
Rev. Milton Berner, Pastor
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
Nursery Care Provided
Worship: 8:30 am traditional - 10:45 am contemporary Sunday School: 9:45 am Nursery provided
5921 Springdale Rd
EVANGELICAL COMMUNITY CHURCH
Dr. Cathy Johns, Senior Pastor Rev. Doug Johns, Senior Pastor
“Life on Purpose in Community” 2651 Adams Rd. (near Pippin) Worship Assembly-Sunday 10:45am Phone 825-9553 www.highviewchristianchurch.com
1553 Kinney Ave, Mt. Healthy
Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am
Christ Church Glendale Episcopal Church
Christ, the Prince of Peace
Steve Cummins, Senior Pastor Christian Discipleship Training. 9:oo am Coffee Koinonia............................10:00am Praise & Worship.........................10:30am
Pastor Todd A. Cutter
Independent Living | Assisted Living Memory Care | Rehabilitation Skilled Nursing | Adult Day Programs
Practicing New Testament Christianity
Sunday School 10:15
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Creek Road Baptist Church 3906 Creek Rd., Sharonville, Cincinnati, OH firstname.lastname@example.org 513-563-2410 Sunday School 9:30am Sunday Worship 10:45am, 6:00pm Wednesday Worship 7:00pm Pastor, Rev. David B Smith
Have you wanted to be a part of a dance, mime or step team ministry but just couldn’t find a church with your age group? Are you searching for a church that you can call home and be feed through the word of God? Come out and see how God is working through a collection of people who are imperfect; who are serving a perfect God. There’s a blessing for you at Victorious Empowerment Worship Center whether you’re a preschooler or a senior citizen, single or married, there is a place for you. If you would like more information or feel lead by the Lord to attend our services, please call Victorious Empowerment Worship Center, or come worship on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Kendrick L. Southerland is the pastor. The church is at 8416 Vine St., Hartwell; 578-0190.
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Well staffed Nursery, Active Youth & College Groups, Exciting Music Dept, Seniors Group, Deaf Ministry www.friendshipbaptistcincinnati.org
8265 Winton Rd., Finneytown www.faithcinci.org Pastor Robert Curry Contemporary Service 9am Traditional Service 11:00am
Adult Day Services available
Palm Sunday services will be at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., when the choir will present an Easter Cantata. A free breakfast will be served. Easter services will be at the regular service times on April 24. There will be a rummage sale April 30. Sunday traditional services are 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m., with a contemporary service at 9:30 a.m. The services are broadcast with a twoweek delay at 10 a.m. Sundays on Channel 24 and at 9 p.m., on Thursdays on Channel 18. The church is at 3751 Creek Road, Sharonville; 563-0117; www.sharonville-umc.org.
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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 5312 Old Blue Rock Rd., off Springdale
Phone: 385-9077 Sunday Worship: 10:30am Sunday School: 9:15am Nursery Available/Handicap Access www.stpaulucccolerain.org
The fellowship hall will become a Jerusalem market from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 16, as children try their hands at beading, gardening, wall-hanging art and pretzel twisting. They’ll also color Easter Eggs, see a puppet show and grab a snack at the Christian Cafe. Cost is $5 for a bag of gold schekels and mites. The church is offering a Passover Seder at 6 p.m. on Maundy Thursday, April 21. This is a family-oriented event with readings, music and food. The church will provide soup, meat and desserts. Guests are requested to bring a kosher vegetable, salad or potato dish. Cost is $6.50 for adults, $3 for children ages 6 to 12. There is no charge for children 5 and under. For reservations, call the church office by April 17. Good Friday worship service is 7 p.m., April 22. Easter Sunday will be celebrated with worship services at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Breakfast is at 9:30 a.m., and will be prepared and served by the youth and adults participating in the 2011 mission trip. A free will offering will be collected. Call for reservations. Ascension will worship on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. throughout the Lenten period. Pastor Josh’s sermon series is entitled, “What is Faith?” Sunday worship services are at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. with Sunday School for all ages at 9:45 a.m. The community is invited. Ascension is participating in the Southern Ohio Synod ELCA Malaria Campaign through education about the disease and donations from members and various church groups. “Encouraging One Another” is the focus for the women’s weekly Bible study. The women meet, 9:45-11:15 a.m., every Wednesday morning. Babysitting is available. The community is invited to participate in all activities of the church and to attend worship services (8:30 and 11 a.m.) and Sunday School (9:45 a.m.). The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288, www.ascensionlutheranchurch.com.
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Jeronimo Aguilon, 38, 15 Parkview Place, Newport, KY, operating a motor vehicle without a valid license; March 31. Rana Collins, 28, 986 Havensport Drive, Cincinnati, operating a motor vehicle while under suspension; March 31. David Ward, 24, 1267 Manss Ave., Cincinnati, operating a motor vehicle while under suspension; March 31. Brian Swillinger, 40, 768 Evangeline Road, Cincinnati, operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, failure to maintain an assured clear distance ahead, and reckless operation of motor vehicle; April 1. Antonio Rios, 23, 11922 Second Ave., Cincinnati, operating a motor vehi-
cle without a valid license; April 2. Mario Chantaca, 19, Address unknown; felony warrant from Bexar County, Texas; transported to Hamilton County Justice Center pending extradition to Texas; April 2. Ryan Wiechering, 23, 5623 Cheviot Road, Cincinnati, operating a motor vehicle while under suspension; April 4. Anabelly Chavez, 26, 9 Princeton Square Circle, Cincinnati, operating a motor vehicle without a valid license; April 4. Calin Carlisle, 26, 442 Ballyclare Terrace, Cincinnati, warrant for failing to pay fines and costs owed to Mayor’s Court; April 6.
March 28. Zechariah Hagans, 29, 775 W. Kemper Road, possession at Kemper, March 27. Ervin Davis, 35, 1987 Connecticut Ave., drug abuse at 2265 E. Sharon, March 27. Merell Thomas, 31, 11645 Timber Ridge, rape at 11645 Timber View, March 21. Michael Ransom, 41, 9237 Werk Road, tampering with coin machine at 10900 Crowne Pointe, March 22. Donnell Holley, 28, 81 Towne Commons Way, possession at Liv Inn, March 24.
Glendale police reported no incidents or investigations.
Victim struck at 11157 Chester Road, March 25.
Shanda Mullins, 18, 11476 Framingham, drug abuse at Days Inn, March 29. Aaron Freeman, 19, 11128 Hanover Road, drug abuse at Days Inn, March 29. Gabrielle Lela, 20, 8475 Brandanhill Court, possession at Motel 6, March 28. David Bradley, 59, 233 Anthony Wayne, operating vehicle intoxicated at Chester Road, March 29. Jeanine Townsend, 30, 5610 View Point, drug abuse at 3850 Hauck Road, March 8. Randolph Partridge, 31, 5610 View Point, possession of drugs at 3850 Hauck Road, March 28. David Hill, 23, 6918 Clovernook Ave., drug abuse at 2000 E. Kemper,
Residence entered and copper and wiring of unknown value removed at 1578 Circlefield, March 20. Reported at 4015 Executive Park, March 28.
Reported at 11585 Chester Road, March 29.
Tire of vehicle damaged at 2198 E. Sharon Road, March 30. Locks damaged at 11355 Chester Road, March 28. Reported at 4100 Executive, March 26. Residence damaged at 31 Jamestown, March 26.
Victim threatened at 11102 Main St., March 31.
Theft, criminal damaging
Vehicle window broken and radio valued at $500 removed at 1 Freightliner Drive, March 30. Medications of unknown value removed at 5608 Kemper Road, March 27. Merchandise valued at $5.99 removed at 2225 Sharon Road, March 25. Metals valued at $200 removed at 11144 Main St., March 27. $50.01 removed at 1607 E. Kemper Road, March 16.
Juvenile female, 15, domestic violence at 11570 Olde Gate Drive, March 30. Lawrence Nichols, 19, 1134 Cedar Ave., theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, March 30. Erica Warren, 28, 19 20th, drug abuse at 11700 Princeton Pike, March 28. Tishchelle Johnson, 20, 3761 Westmont Drive, petty theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, March 24. Juvenile female, 15, theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, March 25.
Victim struck at 330 Glensprings, March 19.
Residence entered and items valued at $1,800 removed at 1314 Chesterwood, March 22. Door knob damaged at 452 Glensprings, March 20.
Reported at 12164 Lebanon Road, March 24.
Reported at 11850 Glenfalls Court, March 29.
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Vehicle damaged at 1173 Chesterwood, March 16. Vehicle window damaged by concrete block at 345 Pictoria, March 28. Vehicle light damaged by thrown object on Ohio 747 at Princeton Pike, March 25.
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Female reported at West Kemper Road, March 15. Male reported at Roestta, March 16. Reported at Ruskin, March 17.
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The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. This information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: Evendale, Chief Niel Korte, 563-2249; Glendale, Chief Dave Warman, 771-7645 or 771-7882; Sharonville, Chief Mike Schappa, 563-1147; Springdale, Chief Mike Mathis, 346-5790; Wyoming, Chief Gary J. Baldauf, 821-0141. Reported at Bancroft, March 19. Reported at Chesterdale, March 19. Male reported at Ledro, March 22. Male reported at Chesterwood, March 29. Reported at Olde Gate Drive, March 27. Male reported at Chesterdale, March 26. Female reported at Allen Avenue, March 24.
Reported at 12105 Lawnview, March 22.
Victim threatened and currency removed from victim at 1223 Chesterwood Court, March 23.
Catalytic converter removed at 493 Kemper, March 16. Purses valued at $300 removed at 11700 Princeton Pike, March 17. License plate removed from vehicle at 1250 Kemper Road, March 17. Purses valued at $600 removed at 11700 Princeton Pike, March 18. Phone valued at $700 removed at South Kemper Road, March 18. Ipad valued at $529 removed at 11770 Princeton Pike, March 19. Purse and contents valued at $62 removed at 11755 Commons, March 20. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at Princeton Pike, March 20. AC units valued at $4,000 removed at 370 Glensprings, March 20. Vehicle removed at 1301 Chesterdale, March 21. $74.67 in gas removed at Springfield Pike, March 21. Vehicle removed at 11765 Commons, March 21. Purse valued at $100 removed at 11700 Princeton Pike, March 22. Phone valued at $223 removed at 11999 Lawnview, March 22. $51.86 in gas pumped and not paid
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for at 11620 Springfield Pike, March 22. Purses valued at $1,335 removed at 11700 Princeton Pike, March 30. Computer valued at $550 removed at 650 Kemper Commons Circle, March 29. Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 11700 Princeton Pike, March 28. Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 11560 Princeton Pike, March 28. Catalytic converter removed from vehicle at 225 Pictoria, March 24. $203 taken through deceptive means at 12064 Springfield Pike, March 23. Storage area entered and batteries of unknown value removed at 800 Kemper Road, March 23. Computer valued at $900 removed at 800 Kemper Road, March 23.
Jason O’Conner, 49, 944 Prairie Ave., disorderly conduct, Springfield Pike, 45215. Todd A. Stephens, 43, Bonham Road, Wyoming, assault, Bonham Road, March 26. Misty M. McBeath, 29, 3215 Day Court, Cincinnati, assault, Bonham Road, March 26. Eulogio Gomez Vasquez, 11330 Southland Rd., Cinc., 45240, 51, Falsification, NDL, Fictitious Tags, April 30. Zane Wickstrom, 18, 324 Oliver Ave., drug abuse (marijuana), drug paraphernalia, April 30.
Blackberry 9550 Storm 2 cell phone, taken from console inside of vehicle, Springfield Pike, March 18.
DEATHS Dorothy T. Hagee
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PUBLIC SALE In accordance with the provisions of State law, there being due and unpaid charges for which the undersigned is entitled to satisfy an owner and/or manager’s lien of the goods hereinafter described and stored at the Uncle Bob’s Storage location(s) listed below. And, due notice having 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, 4/25/11, 11AM. 11378 Springfield Pike, Springdale, OH 45246 513771-5311. Leonard Hawkins 816 Danbury Rd Cincinnati OH 45240 household goods, furniture, boxes; Yvette B. Baldwin 8112 Constitution Dr Cincinnati OH 45215 Furniture, boxes, appliances, TV’s or stereo equip; Yvette B. Baldwin PO Box #1514 Cincinnati OH 45202 Household goods, boxes, TV’s or stereo equip, office equip, miscellanous items, etc; Joe Haynes 1475 Spring Park Walk #12 Cincinnati OH 45215 Appliances, TV’s or stereo equip; Amit Raibi 16711 Collins Ave. #UPH05 Sunny Isles FL 33160 Household g o o d s ; T a n i a Overstreet 4003 #14 Sharon Park Ln. Cincinnati, OH 45241 Furniture, boxes, TV’s or stereo equip, Tina L. Bomar 5913 Sunridge Dr Cincinnati, OH 45224 Household goods, furniture,boxes, tools, a p p l i a n c e s , T V ’s o r stereo equip. 629060
Dorothy T. (nee Selzer) Hagee, 83, of Sharonville died April 2. Survived by husband of 60 years, G. Richard Hagee, Ph.D.; children Richard G. (Theresa) Hagee, Robert C. (Barbara) Hagee, Mark J. (Debra) Hagee, O.D., Jeannine M. (Matthew) Eaton and Maureen A. (John) Surkamp; sister, Sr. Jeannine Selzer, S.C. and Martha A. Selzer; 15 grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by siblings Mary (the late Gabriel) Hartke and Charles G. (Katherine) Selzer; and brother-in-law, Rev. Robert J. Hagee, S.J. Services were April 6 at St. Michael Church, Sharonville.
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LEGAL NOTICE A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 @ 7:00 p.m. before the Springdale Board of Zoning Appeals. (1)The owner of 207 Harter Avenue requests a variance to allow the elimination of the garage. Said variance is from Section 153.105(B) ”A single two-car garage and related parking area is required…” (2)The owner of 978 Ledro Street requests a variance to allow the elimination of the garage. Said variance is from Section 153.105(B) ”A single two-car garage and related parking area is required…” The public hearing will be held in the City Council Chambers located at 11700 Springfield Pike, Springdale OH 45246, 513-3465730. 1001632262
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Synogogue gets upgrades thanks to donors side, it was difficult for a large motorized wheelchair to navigate the turn from a ramp onto the bima itself. The renovations widened the ramps and the access from the ramps to the bima. In addition, handrails and color-contrasting carpeting were installed for the benefit of those accessing the bima via the front steps, to help prevent tripping. The renovated sanctuary also includes two adjustable book stands for people in wheelchairs. Electronic door openers were installed for both the men’s and ladies’ restrooms. Existing curb cuts were improved, and additional curb cuts were added. Other enhancements are designed to encourage participation in synagogue pro-
Through the generosity of The Manuel D. and Rhoda Mayerson Foundation and individual donors, Northern Hills Synagogue-Congregation B’nai Avraham has enhanced the accessibility of its facility for people with disabilities. grams by the hearing impaired. While the synagogue had a sound-enhancement device system, it only worked in the Roth Sanctu-
ary. The improvements expanded the system to the Zorndorf Social Hall, to facilitate the enjoyment of programs held there, such as the popular monthly HaZaK lunches for seniors. A portable sound system was also acquired, for use in any room in the building, to help people with hearing issues better participate. “The Trustees of The Manuel D. and Rhoda Mayerson Foundation are impressed by the tremendous commitment Northern Hills Synagogue has always had to welcoming and including people with disabilities,” said Pam Saeks, director of Jewish giving for the foundation. “Enhancing a building’s accessibility is one important phase in the process of
becoming inclusive. However, having a Rabbi, board, and congregants who understand why it’s important is the key to truly being inclusive,” she said. “We are proud to have had a part in helping Northern Hills in its efforts to be a model of inclusion in Greater Cincinnati and beyond.” Renee Roth, chair of Northern Hills’ accessibility/inclusion committee, said, “We worked very hard to identify problems in the building and how to best solve them.
We also wrote policies to help make our services and programs more inclusive. Northern Hills Synagogue is so appreciative of the matching grant from The Mayerson Foundation that enabled us to make these improvements. We could never have achieved our goal without their help.” Northern Hills Synagogue is at 5714 FieldsErtel Road in Deefield Township, between I-71 and Snider Road. For more information, contact the Synagogue at 931-6038.
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Through the generosity of The Manuel D. and Rhoda Mayerson Foundation and individual donors, Northern Hills SynagogueCongregation B’nai Avraham has enhanced the accessibility of its facility for people with disabilities. Although the congregation has been in its new building for less than seven years, and the facility met building code requirements for accessibility, experience taught the Conservative congregation that additional improvements would benefit members and guests. The matching grant from The Mayerson Foundation made possible a number of improvements. Among the most significant involved the bima in the sanctuary. While the bima had ramps on each
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Through the generosity of The Manuel D. and Rhoda Mayerson Foundation and individual donors, Northern Hills SynagogueCongregation B’nai Avraham has enhanced the accessibility of its facility for people with disabilities. Enhancements include two adjustable book stands for people in wheelchairs.
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We’re leading off the season with two rock-solid FREE Androids, on the network that’s 86% FASTER than other national carriers. right here. for you. with everything faster. Call 513.565.1234 • Click cincinnatibell.com/wireless • Visit our stores • Find us on: *Offers expire 4/30/11. Contract Buyout requires 2-year contract. Termination Fee reimbursement provided via mail-in rebate and subject to $100/line, 5 line/$500 limit per account. Proof of fee required. 2-year contract and Smartphone data plan required. Free phone offer applies to Alcatel Tribe Android and Huawei U8100 only and while supplies last. Offer not valid on i-wireless. Certain restrictions apply. Visit store for details. †Android is a trademark of Google Inc. Use of this trademark is subject to Google Permissions. **Fastest network claim based on field comparison of average download speeds for CBW, AT&T and Verizon 3G networks, March/April 2010. Actual speed may vary. 3G not available in all areas.
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