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County still pursuing 911 fees

Money needed to fund new system Gannett News Service

Hamilton County’s plan to add a monthly 911 fee to landlines and cell phones to fund a new emergency radio system died before state lawmakers saw it, but county officials are trying again. In an e-mail to Hamilton County municipalities, Hamilton County Administrator Christian Sigman wrote, “by no

means, have we concluded our efforts in this regard. We came very close to succeeding on this issue over a very short period of time; and we believe our prospects are even better in the next legislative session.” A new emergency radio system would cost about $10 million. County residents pay 25 cents for a wireless-line surcharge, and nothing for land lines. Under the new proposal, residents would pay $1.50 to $2

ABOUT THE FEE » Can be spent only on emergency 911 services, including staffing, the phone system, the radio system and capital improvements to the communication systems. » The fee can be set by county commissioners and Cincinnati City Council » The charge would apply to all communication devices with access to 911 services. That’s cellphones and every phone line.

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The radio tower at the Hamilton County Communications Center in Colerain Township is one of 25 towers that the county and the city of Cincinnati have in Hamilton County, all are linked by T1 lines and microwave links. FILE PHOTO

Springdale redraws political districts First boundary changes in 20 years By Kelly McBride

A bake sale raised $1,400 for the Kunkel family. THANKS TO DENISE COLE

Friends, neighbors, strangers pitch in after mom’s death Community helping dad, 12 children By Kelly McBride

Friends of a Sharonville woman who died unexpectedly, leaving 12 children without a mom, are trying to help the family. Melissa Kunkel, 41, died April 5, and while her husband, Tim, struggles with the loss of his wife, and maintaining a house full of children ages 2-17, Sharonville collected nonper-

ishable items April 11 at the Sharonville Community Center. “She didn’t feel well, and went upstairs to rest,” her friend Raquel Scott said. “She never woke up. “Now, this is a dad left home with 12 kids,” she said. “Anything we can do will hep him be able to do what he needs to do to be a dad to his kids.” See FRIENDS, Page A2

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A celebration of the women in the community at the Centennial Barn.

Evelyn Perkins takes you to Evendale Antiques and Collectibles. See Evelyn Perkins column, A3

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Springdale’s political districts will be redrawn for the upcoming November election. Springdale City Council has approved an ordinance to redefine four districts after a discrepancy in the number of registered voters exceeded 15 percent. City Administrator Derrick Parham said that based on the most recent general election numbers, if the political district with the largest number of registered voters exceeds by more than 15 percent the district with the smallest number of registered voters, the city has the option to redistrict. If the largest district exceeds the smallest district by 25 percent, the city is required to redistrict, Parham said. The last time Springdale drew political districts was in 1993. “Based upon the November 2012 number of registered Springdale voters in the various districts, the delta was approximately 22 percent,” Parham said. “Although Council was not required to redistrict, they felt is would be best to address the issue at this time.” A copy of the updated map can be found on the city website, For more about your community, visit

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The community already has stepped up to help. “There is a food chain that’s full through June,” Scott said of volunteers who will prepare meals big enough for a dozen people every night for the next three months. “That’s the kind of community we live in.” The two-hour food drive and bake sale, organized in just two days, brought nearly $6,700 in cash, gift cards and checks. The bake sale alone raised $1,400, but donations surpassed the cookies and cupcakes. “One person bought



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This truck was filled with donations of food and household supplies for the family of Melissa Kunkel, who died suddenly April 5, leaving a husband and 12 children. THANKS TO DENISE COLE

four smiley-face cookies and spent $100,” Scott said. Another donated $50 for a baked good. “When someone is in need in this community, we all stick together,” neighbor Vicki Hoppe said, “and we do what’s needed.” Scott said gift cards are still being accepted, and

monetary donations can be made at Cheviot Savings to the Melissa Kunkel Memorial Fund. For more about your community, visit Get regular Sharonville updates by signing up for our email newsletter. Visit

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monthly for each device and cell phones in the county it isn’t a new fee. The prothat can make a call to 911. posed change is a higher charge for cell phones in the The current model’s county. shortcomings means the “This increased fee will not replace the fees that emercounty has to supplement gency services already pay for the dispatching services. the $8 million operating Those fees may not increase as quickly as they have been cost with $2.1million from with this additional fee on cell phones.” its general fund, accord“We are charged for approximately 1,200 dispatches per ing to a report published year for fire and EMS services to the community.That is by Hamilton County Comapproximately $20,000 a year that the Village of Evendale munications Center. Fire Department pays to the Hamilton County CommunicaThe bulk of the operattions Center to dispatch the apparatus to emergencies.” ing cost is funded by more – Evendale Fire Chief Mike Hauck than $5 million in detail GLENDALE revenues from the coun“With state mandates and costly infrastructure required ty’s 59 political subdivito maintain the technology now required for 911 commusions using the communinication systems, it is logical to look for a statewide fundcations center, according ing system for this service. Due to tight budgets, our local to the report. community cannot manage unpredictable increases in any “Most of the cost for line item cost. We support a plan that is fair and equitable the system is people,” Sigtoward the provision of critical communication services man said at a recent Mathroughout the state.” deira council meeting. – Village Administrator Loretta Rokey “We have 65 to 70 people answering about 300,000 SPRINGDALE emergency calls per “First of all, I am not familiar with all of the details on year.” how it will work. As a result, we do not really have a deThat’s between $36 and fined position on the issue. Clearly, if they shift all of the $60 a year if you have one cost away from the fees we currently pay, that would be a of each. For a family of savings in expenditures for our organization. four with a land line and “Presently, I believe there is a 28-cent charge on cellcellphone for each perphones going towards 911.” son, that’s as much as $150 – City Manager Derrick Parham a year. WYOMING The current radio sys“Wyoming City Council members discussed this proposal tem is obsolete, and venat a recent Committee of the Whole meeting. While not all dor Motorola will no longmembers of council were in support of this measure, the er service it after 2014. consensus of city council was to support the efforts of Parts will be difficult to Hamilton County to create this fee for 911 service and acquire. dispatch operations in the county. At stake is the back“Wyoming City Council intends to provide a letter of bone of the public safety support to Hamilton County when and if this legislation is system – radio communiintroduced to the state legislature.” cations. Without a new ra– Mayor Barry Porter dio system, dispatchers won’t know which police ations on their cell phone or fire unit is closest to the tertained.” All Ohioans have been bills. For 2013 that fee caller. That could delay response times and cost paying a small fee for dropped from 28 cents to emergency dispatch oper- 25 cents. lives. County leaders turned to Republican State Sen. Bill Seitz, R-Green Township, to help get the fee approved. He supported the fee because Hamilton County townships and cities favored the idea; the Find news and information from your community on the Web plan offers relief from Evendale • Glendale • dispatch fees. Sharonville • Currently, every time a Springdale • police car is dispatched Wyoming • these communities must Hamilton County • pay a $18.30 fee to the News county. “I was willing to have Dick Maloney Editor ......................248-7134, this discussion, but when I Kelly McBride Reporter ...................576-8246, Fightmaster Reporter ..............248-7577, first brought it up the re- Leah Melanie Laughman Sports Editor .......248-7573, sponse was, ‘No way, Nick Dudukovich Sports Reporter .......248-7570, Jose,’” Seitz said. “It was Scott Springer Sports Reporter ..........576-8255, never even seriously en-



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APRIL 17, 2013 • TRI-COUNTY PRESS • A3 Booths are $160 per month and 8 percent of the totals sales. Go to their webpage (, call them at 513-769-6333 or find them on Facebook. They are members of American Antiquities, and are published in the American Antiquities Journal as well as listed in the national guide, American Heritage Tourist ( The shop has costume and fine jewelry, a Pepsi

vending machine, a beautiful Moreau smelter pot metal light piece, collectible neon signs, stained glass, marble-top tables, antique pedal cars, call boxes and telephones, more than 800 vintage records and albums, Rookwood, crystal, McCoy pottery, antique straight edge razors, Asian-themed furniture and much more. We have Sharonville’s Maria Eckhoff to thank for alerting us to them.

Maria wrote the nicest note and enclosed their business card and flyer with directions. The address is 10735 Reading Road. It is on the right side of the Patio and Spa building, in front of Sports Plus. 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.

JoAnn and Rick Hartman at their Evendale Antiques shop where old-fashioned values equal good business practices. EVELYN PERKINS/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Antiques store an old-fashioned getaway You must visit the Evendale Antiques and Collectibles store, where you will find JoAnn and Rick Hartman, who are the neatest people with wonderful things for sale. They drive from their West Chester Township home to give expert advice and good value. JoAnn has come almost full Evelyn Perkins circle. Her maternal grandpar- COLUMNIST ents are from Sharonville; grandfather and uncles worked at the railroad there, and Grandma worked at the Sharonville YMCA. She and JoAnn’s mother, as well as Rick’s mom, collected antiques. At her grandmother’s home there were lamps from which hung crystal dingleberries that tinkled when you walked across the hardwood floors. The business evolved

from their love of being on the hunt for nice items at flea markets, estate and yard sales. JoAnn and Rick were constantly out shopping. Things began to accumulate, so a year ago they decided to open their own establishment. Neighbors gave generously; one gentleman contributed a cuckoo clock hand carved by his father. Five months later the doors opened for business. Rick says they enjoy meeting people, seeing what their needs are, and the search to fill those needs. Such personalized service is fun for them. Their son, Nick, is a bright light in his parents’ lives. He graduates from Moeller this year and will attend UC for engineering. Nick has a wonderful talent for making gorgeous Gothic jewelry, patiently and

meticulously crafted. You might see him at the business, as he comes in to help. Rick is from Dayton, KY, and was in the printing industry all his life. After retiring from the Cincinnati Enquirer, he worked at smaller companies. JoAnn retired from printing also, having worked in graphics doing typesetting and design for small businesses. She is still asked to design logos, and does the fliers and banners for their store. Both agree that they work more now than when toiling 10 hours a day in printing. They treasure life, so camping and fishing provide good relaxation. People come from near and far, “picking” for their own antique stores, homes or businesses such as diners. Others bring in items for consignment; the Hartmans will research them for the best market price.

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Truck driven by suspected gunman found By Jennifer Edwards Baker

Cincinnati Police have recovered a truck driven by the suspected gunman in a shooting in Sharonville Friday morning that left a woman in critical condition. Sharonville Police Lt. Mark Preuss said the

truck was empty and that suspect John Kelley, 32, was still at large late Friday. Kelley, aka Drew, was described as 6 feet 1 inch tall weighing 240 pounds. Police say he used a revolver in the offense and they believe he is still armed. Preuss did not say where the truck was found.

Shaundrell Foshee, of Middletown, 26, was found in the parking lot of the Travelodge, 11171 Dowlin Drive. A second victim, 20year-old Erick Davis of Cincinnati, was hit in the elbow and apparently made his way about a quarter-mile away to a UPS facility east of the motel. ■

A Sharonville officer walk through the UPS grounds after a double-shooting in Sharonville. A shooting occurred at the Travelodge in Sharonville and direclty after, at the UPS faciltiy nearby. CARRIE COCHRAN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

BRIEFLY Tri-County Players present ‘Nuptials’

The best man is planning a bachelor party with a porn star, the caterer can only make yellow and red flowers, the groom has reverted to frat boy behavior and the florist has no flowers. Mother of the bride only cares how “things appear “ the flower girl is a is a grubby ball of dirt, and maid of honor refuses to wear her dress. What is a bride to be supposed to do? Just your typical family wedding. That is the situation Caroline Gordon presented with in “Nuptials” by Judy Simpson Cook. The play opens at 8 p.m. Friday April 19, at the Sharonville Fine Arts Center. and continues April 20, 25 and 26. There is a matinee Sunday, April 21, which is signed. CE-0000543000

Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students/ seniors and can be reserved by calling 4712030.

Sharonville. Known for its challenging course-end hill and amazing finish line cheering section, this USATF certified run/ walk includes a Waffle House breakfast, and benefits the residents of St. Joseph Home. St. Joseph Home provides a home and respite center for children and adults who have severe/profound developmental disabilities. Event includes a Kids Fun Run and medals for the top three finishers in each gender and age group. » $30 race day registration (no shirt). Race day registration begins at 8 a.m. Register online For more information visit or call 513-563-2520, ext. 127.

Pillich office hours in Sharonville

State Rep. Connie Pillich will be holding open office hours from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 22, 11083 Reading Road, Sharonville. Pillich has open office hours at different locations throughout her district, where residents can come to discuss issues and ideas with her.

St. Joseph run/walk April 20

St. Joseph Home of Cincinnati’s 16th annual 5K run/walk, “Incline to the Finish Line,” starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at the home, 10722 Wyscarver Road, off Glendale-Milford Road in




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St. Gabriel proud of eighth-grade scholars Saint Gabriel Consolidated School in Glendale is experiencing a banner year for Catholic High School scholarship offers. Many of these merit scholarship offers came about as the result of scores from the annual high school placement test given in mid-November. To date 28 of the 49 students enrolled in eighth-grade have been offered more than $460,000 in scholarships as they begin their high school experience. In addition to monetary scholarships, the following students received distinction from the high schools. » Emily Crowe of Liberty Township, Kristin Dean of Liberty Township, Beth Heimbuch of Glendale, Meredith Karbowsky of Glendale, Abby Merz of Cincinnati, Alyssa Montgomery of Liberty Township, Meghan O’Brien of West Chester Township, Lauren

Pham of Liberty Township, Rose Porter of Lebanon, Grace Scharf of West Chester Township, Katie Schneider of Liberty Township, Paula Truong of Liberty Township and Ileana Vu of West Chester Township have been recognized as Julie Billiart Scholar honorees at Mount Notre Dame High School. » Renae Koch of Cincinnati and Emily Crowe have earned the honor of Admission with Distinction at McAuley High School. » Edie Brewer of West Chester Township, Kristin Dean, Meredith Karbowsky, Abby Merz, Meghan O’Brien, Lauren Pham, Rose Porter, Paula Truong and Ileana Vu have been admitted and earned the honor of Admission with Distinction from Ursuline Academy. » Nicholas Everly of West Chester Township and John Hendy of Liberty Township

earned the honor of Admission with Distinction from Moeller High School. » John Hendy has been admitted and earned the honor of being named a St. Francis Xavier Scholar at St. Xavier High School. » Renae Koch, Ryan Laib of Cincinnati, Abby Merz, R.J. Ravancho of Cincinnati and Tyrice Walker of Liberty Township have earned the honor of Admission with Distinction from Roger Bacon High School. » Emily Crowe, Nicholas Everly, Alyssa Montgomery, Meghan O’Brien, Rose Porter and Katie Schneider have been recognized as Distinguished Scholars from Fenwick High School. » John Hendy, Katie Schneider and Tyrice Walker have been recognized as members of the Scholar Leader Academy at Badin High School.

Maritza Calderon in Alicia Slagle’s kindergarten class at Sharonville Elementary School follows directions to draw a snowman and a penguin at the Easel Lab. THANKS TO CARLA SHROYER

Learning curves

Some of the students in Alicia Slagle’s kindergarten class at Sharonville Elementary School were caught working in different activities to foster learning.

St. Gabriel eighth-graders who earned scholarships or recognition on the high school entrance exam, from left: first row, Ryan Laib, Sarah Bui, Sarah Hidy, Paula Truong, Kristin Dean, Grace Scharf, Ellie Sealock and Beth Heimbuch; second row, Annie Heimbuch, Meredith Karbowsky, Hannah Choice, Ileana Vu, Rose Porter, Lauren Frederick and Renae Koch; third row, R.J. Ravancho, Abby Merz, Alyssa Montgomery, Emily Crowe, Maddie Neubecker and Theresa Anhofer; fourth row, Nicholas Everly, Tyrice Walker, John Hendy, Lauren Pham, Nicolle Naylor, Katie Schneider and Meghan O'Brien THANKS TO LAURA HENDY

Moeller academic team makes state

Moeller High School’s academic team qualified for state by winning the GCAL postseason tournament. “With a solid but unsatisfying regular season record of 6-3, the team was looking for redemption in the last league contest of the year,” said academic team moderator Mike Ward, a Moeller physics teacher. “The day started off with a 52-48 win over a very, very good Alter High School team. After beating Elder handily, the day culminated in a threeteam final match against bracket winners McAuley and

Purcell Marian High Schools. This match was one of the most exciting matches in recent memory. Down by four with 12 questions left in regulation play, the team came back to finish in a tie with McAuley. “In the five-question playoff, Moeller scored three to McAuley’s two to win by the closest possible margin. James “Tunisia” Gilliland pulled the team ahead and Jack “Matrix” Taylor sealed the deal. As always, Eric Lawhorn captained the team with confidence and precision. Evan Verrilli played a strong

contributing role. The team played exceptionally well as just that – a team.” Moeller’s academic team finished the regular season with a record of 10-3. “The team improved markedly through the year after losses to both Purcell Marian and McAuley earlier in the year,” Ward said. “Several parents commented about how well the team carried themselves and how well they represented Moeller.” Moeller will play in the regional competition Saturday, April 20.

Sharonville Elementary School kindergarten teacher Alicia Slagle, works with Jahriyah Putnam, Aaron Mendoza, and Mishel Gomez Perez in the Writing Lab. The students are writing in their journals. THANKS TO CARLA SHROYER

Mattea Johnson and Malcom Evans share reading time at the Library Lab at Sharonville Elementary School. THANKS TO CARLA SHROYER

From left: front, Joe Cordier (Loveland), Augie Painter (45241) and Nash Hill (Amelia); middle, Nick Reed (Liberty Township), Nick Schlueter (45242), Jack Kunkel (Mason), Matt Abele (Loveland), Zach Siegert (Loveland) and Jason Bruggemann (Loveland); third row, Mike Ward (moderator/physics teacher), Scott Rumsey (Morrow), Jack Taylor (45244), captain Eric Lawhorn (St. Bernard) and James Gilliland (Loveland). Not pictured, Evan Verrilli (Loveland). THANKS TO JOHANNA KREMER

Joseph Gonzales writes his lab plan for the Success For All reading program at Sharonville Elementary School. THANKS TO

Sharonville Elementary School kindergarten student Lelani Woods practices fine motor skills working at the Play Dough Lab.







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Fresh faces hope to keep Vikes volleying By Nick Dudukovich

Will Carter returns as a versatile sophomore for the Cowboys. THANKS TO ROD APFELBECK

Vikings, Cowboys play tough teams By Scott Springer and Nick Dudukovich

The courts have been open for a few weeks for local tennis squads. The following is a recap of the boys squads in the TriCounty Press area:


The Princeton High School Vikings are holding court competing in arguably the best tennis conference in the state. Six Greater Miami Conference teams, including No. 5 Princeton, were ranked in’s Division I preseason coaches’ poll. After finishing10-7 overall in 2012, coach Rob Caress likes the look of his squad. “We have mostly upperclassmen who have experience at the varsity level,” Caress said. “This group of young men are unselfish and understand the importance of team-oriented goals. They emphasize the concept of winning as a unit and do not value individual accomplishments over winning as a team.” At singles, Princeton will try and fill the void left by the graduation of Conner Nagel, who was first-team all-league as a senior. In his spot, Caress and company will rely on varsity returnees Matt Arroyo, who is a sophomore, and senior Jake Bent to play the first or second position. Senior Brian Hazen will try his hand at No. 3 singles, while seniors Sam Fickie and Henry Breidenbach hope to be a formidable tandem at first doubles.


The Cowboys were second behind Indian Hill in the Cincinnati Hills League last season and return two familiar names in Bourbon and Plattenburg. Mason Bourbon and Gustav

Plattenburg are a couple of years removed from high school, but their younger siblings are following their tradition. Myles Bourbon and Niklas Plattenburg were first and second team, respectively, last season in the CHL. Bourbon is now a sophomore and will be handling first singles for coach Ted Plattenburg. With the promotion to first singles, Plattenburg has been impressed with how Myles Bourbon has elevated his game. “He’s going to surprise some people this year,” Plattenburg said. “He’s 6-5 and a half, so he’s taller than his brother. He could be our big banger. He had a good match against Mason and pulled out a three-setter against Loveland.” Will Carter is also back for the Cowboys after making CHL second team as a freshman last spring. The Cowboys were 10th in the state as a team a year ago, so they return youthful experience. Plattenburg hopes to prepare them for another postseason run with an aggressive schedule. “We’re playing some of the big schools,” he said. “Mason ‘A’ beat us 5-0. We’re going to a tournament at Louisville St. Xavier. We’ll play a team out of Tennessee and a couple of teams from Kentucky and one from Dayton. You have to be OK to be invited there.” Plattenburg’s strategy is to let the Cowboys know they can play on the same level with the so-called “big schools.” “We’re a young team with no seniors, two juniors and the rest sophomore and freshmen,” Plattenburg said. “We’re a very deep team. I want my boys to understand the level of competition that they’re capable of.” The Cowboys have a few doubles scenarios, but one of the combinations is Jeremy Smuck-

er and Evan Emanuelson, both sophomores. “They’re just good buddies,” Plattenburg said. Niklas Plattenburg, a junior, rotates between singles and doubles and freshman Jay Klein is an interesting talent addition for the Cowboys. “He’s an outstanding soccer player,” Plattenburg said. “They lend him to us because he’s a great athlete. Every one of these kids understands they need to raise the level of their game and they’re responding very well.” The rest of the Cowboys are junior Michael Montgomery, sophomore Kiren Thomas and freshmen Nolan Morley and Chris Murray. Plattenburg’s right-hand assistant is Tom Tobias. Wyoming plays home matches at the Spring Valley Bank Courts adjacent to the high school. Their next contest is April 17 against Turpin.


Alex Thompson picked up Greater Catholic League Coach of the Year honors for guiding the Crusaders to a second-place finish in the GCL-South. Moeller was 4-2 in the league typically dominated by St. Xavier and 10-8 overall. Returning starters are seniors Logan Wacker, Brett Carlin and Mike McGrath and junior Kevin Morrison. Seniors Jack Sherman and Toby Frisch are also expected to contribute. Wacker was second team GCL-South last season and will help the Crusaders seek a thirdstraight winning season. “The team this year is a fun team with a lot of good senior leadership,” Thompson said. Rounding out the Moeller squad are Nick Schaeffer, Brendan Farlow and Bruno Rozzi. Moeller is at Loveland April 18 and then back home with Seven Hills on April 19.

SHARONVILLE — At Princeton High School a relatively new roster will try and keep the program’s momentum going after last year’s squad finished with a10-10 mark in 2012. Last season marked the first time a Princeton team had finished .500 since the 2005 squad went 9-9. Despite such a big roster turnover, coach Tamette Duckworth is shooting to be in the top half of the Greater Miami Conference. The Vikings have one returnee in Nick Cocco, who’s the only player with varsity experience. Cocco had been an outside hitter, but switched to setter this year because of the team’s needs. “He’s doing really well with it,” Duckworth said. Through April 9, Cocco had 46 assists in 10 games. Duckworth also hopes to get strong contributions from outside hitters/middle blockers Darius Hilson and Ryan Bricking. The Vikings also get some foreign aid, with the addition of Mateo and Marco Zarli, who are from Italy and attending Princeton while their father works for General Electric, according to Duckworth. The Vikings are 1-2, and earned their first win against Edgewood April 2. As the season progresses, Duckworth is hopeful the team can continue to build. “We had such little practice and now there are games every day,” she said. “We’re going to play something like 20 games in four weeks, so it’s important to keep building each game.”

Roger Bacon

Expectations are high at Roger Bacon as the boys volleyball team seeks to replicate the success of a season ago, when the squad played in the Division II state title game. That team lost to Alter in the championship match, and this year’s version of the Spartans will feature a lot of new faces, but Goller is still optimistic. “(Expectations) are always high. We’ve got a high standard at Bacon and we hope to continue that tradition with the guys we have this year,” he said. The core of the squad features senior returnees Erik Edwards and Matt Brichler, along with sophomore Bobby Wilking. Edwards leads the GCL Central with 77 kills in 26 games (through April 11), while Wilking is second in the conference with 59 digs, according to Fresh faces looking to

Princeton’s Nick Cocco is the only returning member from last year’s team, which went 10-10. FILE PHOTO

make an impact include junior Jake Bottom, Max Bishop, Stephen Post and sophomore Alex Brenner. Brenner and Bishop have played a vital role in setting up scoring opportunities and have combined for 183 assists through April 10. The squad is off to 4-5 start, and while the Goller and company were disappointed with a four-game loss to Fenwick April 9, the coach likes his team’s attitude. “…They are still very driven and they are not complacent and there’s no hangover from last year,” Goller said.


Matt McLaughlin has a tough act to follow after winning the Ohio Division I state championship in boys volleyball in his first season as head coach at his alma mater. Now with five year’s coaching experience and in his second campaign, he returns a team that finished 25-2 and 10-0 in the Greater Catholic League-South. Four starters return for the Crusaders and they’re all seniors. Playing the middle is 6foot-6 Casey Pieper, 6-foot-2 Tony Pisciotta is an outside hitter, Zach Priest is a 6-foot right hitter and 5-foot-9 Jared Engelhart is the libero. “This is a really talented, hard-working group of seniors,” McLaughlin said. “They have worked in the offseason to improve and are ready to get going this season.” McLaughlin won GCLSouth Coach of the Year honors last spring and Casey Pieper was picked first team. Priest made second team allleague. The rest of the squad is comprised of seniors Rudy Forte, Corey Carroll, Mitchell Sander, Bobby Schantz, Ryan Sheets, Sam Geraci and Adam Brinkman; juniors Ben Land, Greg Partin, Danny Abein, Corey Pieper and Carson Susich; and sophomore Chris Hackman.

PRESS PREPS HIGHLIGHTS By Scott Springer and Nick Dudukovich

SOY voting: May 1

The fifth-annual Community Press and Recorder Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Award voting period for the 2013 award will run Wednesday, May 1, through Tuesday, May 22. When it’s time to vote, you’ll go to

Click on the Sportsman of the Year item on the right-hand side of the page. Readers will be able to vote once a day for their favorite athlete per paper. Winners for 2013 will receive two Reds tickets courtesy of the Cincinnati Reds, a certificate and a story to be published in a late June edition. Neither the articles nor ballots will count against the meter, so you do not have to be a Cincinnati Enquirer/ subscriber to vote on

your favorite candidate. Email with questions and follow the hashtag #SOY2013 for updates on Twitter.

Boys track

» Wyoming won the Coaches Classic meet on April 6. Junior Terrell Dailey II won the 300 hurdles in 42.13.

Girls track

» The Lady Vikings won the

Middletown Showdown April 8. Taylor McCullough won the 200meter dash, while Nike Seay won the 400.


» The Princeton baseball team overcame a four-run deficit to defeat Oak Hills 8-6, April 8. The Vikes trailed 4-0 after two innings, but then Ron Hall hit a two-run homer to cut the See HIGHLIGHTS, Page A7

Wyoming’s Terrell Dailey wins the boys 300 meter hurdles at the Coaches Classic at Lockland High School on April 6. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS



HIGHLIGHTS Continued from Page A6

lead in half. Adeleke Abeumeuywo and Joey Krause each had two hits. » Wyoming beat Deer Park 16-3 in five innings on April 8. Junior Casey Howell was 2-3 with a double. » St. Xavier shutout Anderson 12-0 in five innings behind a 3-3 performance from Joe Gellenbeck that included a double and two RBI.

Ron Hall, pitching against Oak Hills April 5, hit a crucial two-run homer in the Vikings’ win over the Highlanders April 8. GEOFF BLANKENSHIP/THE COMMUNITY

Girls lacrosse


» Wyoming defeated Indian Hill 7-2 on April 9. Smith and Levick had two goals each.

had singles wins. » Princeton beat Hamilton, 5-0, April 9. Matt Arroyo, Jake Bent and Brian Hazen won at singles. » St. Xavier shutout Elder 5-0 in its first match of the season April 9. Senior Matt Duma won his No. 1 singles match 6-4, 3-6, 6-1. Mason knocked off St. Xavier 3-2, April 10. Matthew Momper and Abrar Tanveer were victorious in singles action.

Boys tennis

» Wyoming defeated Finneytown and Taylor on April 10. Against the Wildcats, sophomore Will Carter, junior Michael Montgomery and freshman Jay Klein won singles. Against the Yellow jackets, Carter, Klein and freshman Chris Murray

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Want to be an Olympic athlete? When you watch the Olympics what word comes to mind? Probably, amazing! As you watch athletes perform these amazing feats of power and strength you probably also think to yourself, “I could do that. I could train. I could compete.” Your heart starts racing, a grin spreads across your face, you hit the weights later that afternoon, go for a jog with “Eye of The Tiger” playing in your ear buds, you imagine people cheering your name. A former college athlete, I didn’t want to stop competing, but being terrified of roller coasters and not a fan of traveling at fast speeds, not to mention I grew up about 800 miles from the nearest skeleton track, I never dreamed I would find

lete’s chin inches from myself zooming down a the ice, navigating mile of ice at the Olymhair-pin turns, at pic Training Center with speeds up to 85 miles thoughts of competing per hour and experifor the U.S. National encing up to 4Gs. Team. Wow! Now, I didn’t go on to How do you get compete in the Olympic Games or on the U.S. Patrick Harner involved? » Get recruited. National Team, but I did COMMUNITY PRESS Send your athlete take that laborious jourGUEST COLUMNIST resume in to http:// ney to train towards that The coaches goal, the journey of a lifetime, aren’t looking for athletes who and this is possible for a lot of grew up doing the sport, they other athletes as well. Skeleton just want athletes. There will be is a world shrouded in mysa mini-combine in Loveland. tique. I’d like to remove that » Get training. The coaches mystery and make skeleton are recruiting fit, strong, powaccessible to you. erful athletes. Don’t worry Skeleton is similar to luge or about not knowing how to pilot a bobsled, but one person, on a sled, they’ll teach you. tiny sled, cruises down an ice » Get competing. Compete in track, head first, with the ath-

Before it’s too late: What does that mean? In his recent State of the Union address, uninhabitable unless we take immediate President Obama said, “For the sake of our and drastic action to stop using fossil fuels. children and our future, we must do more The gas and oil industry will soon put the to combat climate change; we must act amount of CO2 and methane into the before it’s too late.” atmosphere to a level so high that a The president is referring to climate tipping point of no return what scientist call a tipping point will be reached.” of no return. The concept of a Hanson writes, “There is still time tipping point is illustrated by to act and avoid a worsening climate, pushing a ball up a hill to the top but we are wasting precious time.” of the hill and then sending the Natural systems that have proball over the top, the tipping point, tected the planet from dire climate where the ball now rolls unassistchange are eroding. If they erode ed down the hill, gaining momenJoanne enough due to human activity a new tum as it goes. Gerson global climate will commence that A recent scientific study COMMUNITY PRESS will not support human life on the proved beyond doubt that the GUEST COLUMNIST planet. The major systems scientists rapid global climate change we monitor are: loss of forests including are experiencing is caused by human activ- the Amazon Rain Forest, loss of the cooling ity, warming the earth to temperatures not white reflective surfaces due to melting of reached in the last 11,000 years since the Arctic and Antarctic and Greenland ice and evolution of the human species. The main glaciers, rising ocean temperature and cause of global warming is use of fossil melting of permafrost releasing millions of fuels; coal, oil and natural gas, that when tons of methane gas. burned release CO2, methane and other The solution to mitigate climate change gases into the atmosphere trapping heat in is to switch to renewable sources of energy the same way a greenhouse traps heat. such as wind, solar and hydroelectric powThus gases released from fossil fuels are er that do not release greenhouse gases. commonly called “greenhouse gases.” European countries have quickly moved When the greenhouse gases in the from fossil fuels, to renewables sources of atmosphere reach a certain level, a tipping energy. In order to wean this country off point of no return is reached. Humans will its addiction to fossil fuels we must choose not be able to reverse the release of new leaders and politicians that appreciate the greenhouse gas emissions because the urgency and necessity to switch to renewearth will release CO2 and methane gases ables, now, before we reach the tipping buried in the oceans and permafrost point of no return. through feedback loops, self-perpetuating Learn more at the Earth Day event at cycles that further increase global temperSawyer Point, Saturday, April 20. Then atures. make a plan and act, before it’s too late! NASA scientist Dr. James Hanson states Joanne Gerson is a resident of Montgomery. “the planet will become like Venus, hot and

a mini-combine. NRG Fitness of Loveland and myself will be hosting such a combine.ou’ll be tested in six of the eight events that Olympic sliding athletes are tested in and your score will be sent to the Olympic Training Center. You may be invited to a recruitment camp. » Get to skeleton school. You’ll spend the week sliding with other recruits from around North America and with Don Hass, a former Olympian. If you don’t get invited just go ahead and sign up for a skeleton school, even if you’re just curious. It will be an experience to treausure! It’s been almost four months since I cruised down the Lake Placid Track at 70 miles per hour with the ice speeding inch-

es under my face. What a rush! I hope you can get involved too. Really, anyone can get involved, do a mini-combine, try out a skeleton school, but to excel at the sport, takes a whole lot, including commitment, time, talent, and money. How will you ever know if you can compete at that level unless you try? Here’s the opportunity. The time is ripe! Who knows, maybe someday folks will look at you and go, “Wow! Amazing!” Patrick Harner trained in the sport of skeleton. He competed in two national skeleton combines and two national push championships. He works for NRG Fitness as a personal trainer in Loveland. He lives in Loveland with his wife, Leah. Contact him at

CH@TROOM April 10 question


A federal judge ruled April 5 that age restrictions on over-the-counter sales of the morning-after pill must end within 30 days. Should there be age restrictions on the morning-after pill? Why or why not?”

“If you are old enough to say yes to the boy you are old enough to have second thoughts. How many of you parents want to be raising your children’s babies? “This is nothing about morals. It is about bringing unwanted and poorly cared for children into the world. A girl should have some choice other than an abortion.” F.S.D.

“There is no age restriction on having sex, so why should there be an age restriction on the morningafter pill. “Until these kids, both male and female, understand about sex, responsibility, and commitment, whether they use the pill or not, we all must pay the consequences of raising their kids and supporting them through some agency.” D.J.

“No age restriction. With any medication sold over-the-counter there is always potential for abuse and overuse. However, it was repeatedly noted that the side effects are not very significant. “There has been a lot of research that’s been done that indicates teens can follow the instructions for this medicine. That said, when it comes to any form of birth control it’s important for women/girls to educate themselves on the benefits and

Does North Korea’s threat of a preemptive nuclear strike against the U.S. and its restart of a reactor that generates weapons-grade plutonium concern you. Why or why not? Every week we ask readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line.

risks of taking hormone medication, and the best way to do that is to speak with a parent, doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.” K.S.

“Should there be restrictions on the sale of the morning-after pill? Yes, but society is changing, and I am not sure that these restrictions will continue to be observed. “There are restrictions on the ages of people who want to buy cigarettes and alcohol; why not the pill? I think the answer is that the liberals among us want to remove all restrictions and stigmas on sexual activity of any kind by anyone, and they appear to be succeeding.” Bill B.

“One has to wonder why some judge, somewhere in America believes he has the power to order every last pharmacy in this great and vast land to obey his command. Even the president and Congress have no such power. “If a pharmacy disobeys the judge will he dispatch Storm Troopers to the scene?” R.V.

What to consider when buying or selling a home home you can afford. Review your budget, future expenses and current debt and income to understand how much you could spend on a new home while also meeting your other financial Bob Lewis COMMUNITY PRESS obligations. » Review your GUEST COLUMNIST Buying a home credit report. Before applying for a mortgage loan, » Assess what your future gain access to your most recent needs may be. Do you plan on credit report. This will help having more children? Do you you identify any discrepancies plan on staying in this city for and fix the issues before beginseveral years? Thinking about ning the mortgage loan procyour home needs now and how ess. they may change in the next » Meet with a mortgage loan five, 10, 15 or 20 years can help originator. Through this disyou decide on what size and cussion, the mortgage profestype of home you will need. sional will help you understand » Determine how much

The process of buying or selling a home can be exciting, and it also can be overwhelming. Here are some tips to help you get started and find the best available financing options and planning advice to fit your needs.



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what type of mortgage and monthly payment you can afford and how much of a down payment may be required. He or she also can educate you on current interest rates and available loan options to help you find the right mortgage for your financial situation. » Do your homework. Homes in good school districts can benefit you even if you don’t have children when it comes time to sell your home. Visit a potential house at different times of the day – day, night and weekends – to get a feel for the neighborhood, traffic flow and noise level. Also, research recent sales of similar homes in the neighborhood. This will help you get a sense of housing costs in the area and what may

be an appropriate opening bid when it comes time to begin making a purchase.

Selling a home

» Hire a realtor. Engaging a real estate professional is beneficial when you are buying a home, and it can definitely be a plus when trying to sell your home. Even though many people do sell their own homes, a realtor provides experience and insights on local neighborhoods and competitive pricing. Also, a realtor can offer best practices for improving your home, reviewing contracts, negotiating and working with attorneys and home inspectors. You also may meet some potential buyers through your realtor’s network of cli-

394 Wards Corner Road Loveland, Ohio 45140 phone: 248-8600 email: web site:

ents. » Make improvements to appeal to buyers and help with your home appraisal. You don’t have to make major improvements to potentially improve the value of your home. Upgrading windows and landscaping or refreshing your kitchen and bathroom can make your home more desirable to potential buyers. Whether your improvements include a whole house makeover or a fresh coat of paint, keeping your house in good shape can improve your chances of selling faster and getting a better appraisal on your home’s value. Bob Lewis is senior vice president and head of Fifth Third Mortgage Co.

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





Finneytown residents Karen and Abbey Mahan Hula Hooping in Sam Stripe’s class during Girls Night Out. PROVIDED



he Girls Night Out for local women sponsored by Apex Chiropractic & Wellness Center and the Centennial Barn on March19 was a celebration of the women in the community. The evening included several classes such as Zumba (Kay Bingham), Nia (Trish Riley and Marianne Smith), Hula Hooping (Sam Stripe and Ann Robbers), tai chi (Ralph Dehner), yoga (Hollie J. Sunshine) and Laughter Yoga (Robin O’Neal Kissel). Other classes were offered in meditation (Paul Davis), heart centered hypnotherapy (Gini Edwards and Mar Feder), soul collage (Mar Feder and Gini Edwards), Women Writing For a Change (Diane Debevec), aromatherapy (Elaine Chew, Linda Marshall and Kay Brooks), and self defense (Stan Worthington). Laurie Jahnke did a presentation entitled, “Mind the Gap: Your Health, Your Life,” which spoke about how our bodies cope with stress, and Meg Meranus talked about her book “Why Diets Are Fattening.” It was a opportunity for local women to try some new healthful activities and have fun taking time to rejuvenate. Andrea Brock Hitchcock, Rachel Rickenbaugh, Tana Luckie and Lawanda Broomes gave many relaxing chair massages and foot reflexology. Look for the next Girls Night Out in the spring of 2014 by going to

Rachel Rickenbaugh gives Finneytown resident Nikki King a massage during Girls Night out at the Centennial Barn. PROVIDED


Kay Bingham from the Finneytown Curves teaching a Zumba class at the Centennial Barn during Girls Night Out. PROVIDED

Registration desk and food by Bilog of Wyoming. PROVIDED

Paul Davis teaching meditation at he Girls Night Out at the Centennial Barn. PROVIDED Laurie Jahnke from Apex Chiropractic and Wellness Center of Finneytown teaching a class called “Mind the Gap: Your Health, Your Life.” PROVIDED



agents. Educational training on navigating Social Security in order to help clients optimize lifetime benefits. Ages 21 and up. $295. Reservations required. 251-5707; Blue Ash.

Art Exhibits Wolfgang Kruetzer Photography, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Maple Knoll Village, 11100 Springfield Pike, Free. 782-2462. Springdale.



Sweater Drive, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Benchmark Outdoor Outfitters, 791-9453; Blue Ash.

Sweater Drive, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Benchmark Outdoor Outfitters, 9525 Kenwood Road, All sweaters are donated to Ohio Valley Goodwill. Receive $10 coupon toward future purchase. Through April 30. 791-9453; Blue Ash.

Dance Classes Zumba, 6-7 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Group Fitness Studio. Latin-based cardio workout. Ages 18 and up. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

Exercise Classes Core Adrenaline, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Group Fitness Studio. Blend functional strength training movements with Pilates sequences. Ages 18 and up. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. MELT Method, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Group Fitness Studio. Unique hands-off bodywork approach that helps prevent pain, heal injury and erase negative effects of aging and active living. Ages 18 and up. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Camp Crush, 6-7 a.m. and 6-7 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Group Fitness Studio. Run the gamut of strength, endurance and heartpumping drills. Recommended for intermediate to advanced clients only. Ages 18 and up. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Gentle Moves and Strength, 3-4 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Group Fitness Studio. Learn to safely work with your limitations and enjoy exercising your body. Ages 18 and up. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Yoga/Pilates Infusion, 5-6 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Group Fitness Studio. Contemporary blend of flowing yoga movements and core-centric Pilates sequences. Ages 18 and up. $10-$15. 2908217; Blue Ash. Hatha Yoga, 7-8 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Group Fitness Studio. Gentle introductory journey into the world of yoga. Ages 18 and up. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Step N2, 5-6 p.m., Springdale Community Center, 11999 Lawnview Ave., Step aerobics class consists of choreographed step patterns set to motivating R&B music. $5. 346-3910. Springdale.

Exhibits Antique Clock Exhibit, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, 11450 Lebanon Road, Hayner House. Collection of clocks from 1800s on display, including clocks by Cincinnati maker, Reed and Watson. $2, $1 ages 5-11. 563-9484. Sharonville.

Exercise Classes

Morgan's Raiders rested and received food and information at the Sharon Hotel, now the Twelve Mile House at Sharon and Reading roads. Deer Park Library will host a program about Morgan’s Raid through Hamilton County at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 23. David Mowery of Cincinnati Civil War Roundtable will plot the trail of Morgan’s Raid in Hamilton County. Deer Park Branch Library is at 3970 E. Galbraith Road. Free. Registration required. 369-4450. KELLY MCBRIDE/THE COMMUNITY PRESS Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Free, donations accepted. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Youth room. Big book/ discussion meeting. Brown bag lunch optional. Open to everyone who desires healthy loving relationships. Donations accepted. 673-0174; Blue Ash.

Art Exhibits

Adventure Station, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sharon Woods, $2.50 ages 2-12; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Sharonville.

Wolfgang Kruetzer Photography, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Maple Knoll Village, Free. 782-2462. Springdale.

Business Seminars


Southwest Ohio Business Analysis Regional Conference, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, Lower Level. Theme: The Evolution of Business Analysis. Four tracks of sessions suitable for business , BA managers and project managers. Keynote speaker is Kathleen Barret, president and CEO of International Institute of Business Analysis. Ages 21 and up. $85$145. Registration required. 771-7744. Sharonville.

Art & Craft Classes

Civic Sweater Drive, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Benchmark Outdoor Outfitters, 791-9453; Blue Ash.

Exercise Classes Camp Crush, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

Mobility Expo and Vendor Fair, 1-7 p.m., MobilityWorks of Cincinnati, 12117 Princeton Pike, Food, raffle prizes and information from local and national vendors. Consultants on hand to demonstrate and discuss accessible vehicles and home modifications. Free. 791-4000; Cincinnati.php. Springdale.

Antique Clock Exhibit, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, $2, $1 ages 5-11. 563-9484. Sharonville.

Senior Citizens Downsizing Luncheon, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Manor House Restaurant, 600 Maple Trace Drive, Learn what to do when a move is on the horizon. Lunch served following program and tours of campus given afterward. For seniors. Free. Registration required. 782-2488; Springdale.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper

471- 2030; Sharonville.



Adventure Station, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharon Centre. Two-story play area with a tree, slide, tubes, ladders and interactive activities. Special ball pit for ages 2-5. $2.50 ages 2-12; vehicle permit required. Through April 30. 521-7275; Sharonville.

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Health / Wellness



Health / Wellness Pre-Diabetes Class, 9-11 a.m., Jewish Hospital Weight Management Center, 6350 E. Galbraith Road, Information on making healthy food choices, exercise and blood sugar control and monitoring blood sugar levels. $20. 686-6820; Kenwood.

Lectures Photography Travel Series, 7:30 p.m., Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Free, vehicle permit required. Neal Jefferies presents “English Channel Islands and Normandy Beaches: Echoes of World War II.” 5217275; Sharonville.

On Stage - Theater Nuptials, 8 p.m., Sharonville Fine Arts Center, 11165 Reading Road, Charming wedding comedy. Caroline is marrying her childhood sweetheart and mother is taking care of “every detail.” As the wedding gets closer, Caroline’s wishes for her wedding are completely ignored. Finally, Caroline has had enough and calls off the wedding, and others continue the preparations. $12, $10 students and seniors. Through April 27.

Parents Night Out, 5-9:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Face painting, cornhole, juggling, themed relay races, obstacle courses and more. Bring brown bag lunch. Ages 2-12. $30. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Civic Sweater Drive, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Benchmark Outdoor Outfitters, 791-9453; Blue Ash.

Nature Tails & Trails, 10 a.m., Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharon Centre. Walk your dog along the Gorge Trail learn about historical and modern day canines. Dogs must be on a leash shorter than six feet. Owners must bring plastic bags to clean up after dogs. Free, vehicle permit required. 5217275; Sharonville.

On Stage - Comedy Live Bait Comedy, 8 p.m., JW’s Sports Cafe, 2198 Sharon Road, With comedians Mama Kate, Neil Snyder, Mike Foley, Chris Siemer and Tim Black. Free. 772-8633. Sharonville.

On Stage - Theater Go, Dog. Go!, 6:30-8 p.m., Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road, Gymnasium. Playhouse in the Park Off the Hill production. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Free. Reservations required. 745-8550. Blue Ash. Nuptials, 8 p.m., Sharonville Fine Arts Center, $12, $10 students and seniors. 471- 2030; Sharonville.

Recreation Adventure Station, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sharon Woods, $2.50 ages 2-12; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Sharonville.

Runs / Walks Incline to the Finish Line 5K, 9 a.m., St. Joseph Home of Cincinnati, 10722 Wyscarver Road, Run/walk includes Waffle House breakfast. Benefits St. Joseph Home of Cincinnati. $30. Registration required. 563-2520, ext. 127; Sharonville.

Special Events Nick Verreos, 1 p.m., Macy’sKenwood, 7800 Montgomery Road, Second Floor, Impulse Department. Preview the season’s trends. “Project Runway” season two finalist will showcase the five spring essentials that can take anyone’s wardrobe from drab to fab. With light refreshments and music. Take home gift with purchase. Free. 745-8980; Kenwood.

SUNDAY, APRIL 21 Civic Sweater Drive, Noon-5 p.m., Benchmark Outdoor Outfitters, 791-9453; Blue Ash.

On Stage - Theater Nuptials, 3 p.m., Sharonville Fine Arts Center, American Sign Language interpreted. $12, $10 students and seniors. 471- 2030; Sharonville.

Recreation Adventure Station, Noon-5 p.m., Sharon Woods, $2.50 ages 2-12; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Sharonville.

Runs / Walks Run for the Lions, 8:30 a.m., Ursuline Academy, 5535 Pfeiffer Road, A flat course for runners and walkers of all ages with children in strollers. Breakfast provided by First Watch and Vonderhaar’s Catering. Mass is optional 7:30 a.m. Family friendly. Benefits Ursuline Academy of Cincinnati. $25, $15 students; before April 18. Registration required. 791-5794, ext. 1218; Blue Ash.

Shopping Cincinnati Music Collectors’ Convention, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road, Music show and sale. Recycled, out-of-print and hard-to-find phonograph records and CDs, DVDs, tapes and music-related items. Free parking. $3, free ages 11 under with adult. 317-882-3378. Blue Ash.

MONDAY, APRIL 22 Art Exhibits Wolfgang Kruetzer Photography, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Maple Knoll Village, Free. 782-2462. Springdale.

Business Classes National Social Security Advisor Training Class, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Premier Social Security Consulting, 4555 W. Lake Forest Drive, Suite 650. Through April 23. For CPAs, enrolled agents, financial advisors and insurance

Pilates Playground, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Group Fitness Studio. Works entire body through series of movements performed with control and intention. Ages 18 and up. $15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Camp Crush, 6-7 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Gentle Moves and Strength, 3-4 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Yoga/Pilates Infusion, 5-6 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Vinyasa Yoga, 7-8 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Group Fitness Studio. Fluid style of Hatha Yoga incorporates elements of Ashtanga yoga in an inspiring, heat-producing workout. Ages 18 and up. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Pilates Plus, 7-8 p.m., Springdale Community Center, 11999 Lawnview Ave., Unique program of strengthening and stretching exercises through slow, mindful and purposeful movements. $5. 346-3910. Springdale.

TUESDAY, APRIL 23 Art Exhibits Wolfgang Kruetzer Photography, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Maple Knoll Village, Free. 782-2462. Springdale.

Civic Sweater Drive, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Benchmark Outdoor Outfitters, 791-9453; Blue Ash.

Dance Classes Line Dancing, 6-7 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Group Fitness Studio. Music from variety of genres. Ages 18 and up. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

Education The John Hunt Morgan Trail, 6 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, David Mowery of Cincinnati Civil War Roundtable plots trail of Morgan’s Raid in Hamilton County. Free. Registration required. 369-4450. Deer Park.

Exercise Classes Core Adrenaline, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. MELT Method, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Camp Crush, 6-7 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Step N2, 5-6 p.m., Springdale Community Center, $5. 3463910. Springdale.

Home & Garden Get the Dirt on Backyard Composting, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Madeira City Building, 7141 Miami Ave., Learn how to balance a compost bin, what materials are compostable and some troubleshooting. Free. Registration required. 946-7734; Madeira.

Recreation Adventure Station, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sharon Woods, $2.50 ages 2-12; vehicle permit required. 521-7275;


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24 Art Exhibits Wolfgang Kruetzer Photography, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Maple Knoll Village, Free. 782-2462. Springdale.

Civic Sweater Drive, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Benchmark Outdoor Outfitters, 791-9453; Blue Ash.

Dance Classes Zumba, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, $15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Zumba, 6-7 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

Dining Events Canadian International Dinner, 5-7 p.m., Manor House Restaurant, 600 Maple Trace Drive, Full buffet featuring food from Canada. $12. Reservations required. 782-4300; Springdale.

Exercise Classes Pilates Playground, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

Exhibits Antique Clock Exhibit, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, $2, $1 ages 5-11. 563-9484. Sharonville.

Health / Wellness Acute Leukemia: How Much Treatment Do I Need?, 6-7 p.m., Jewish Hospital, 4777 E. Galbraith Road, Conference Rooms A and B. With Dr. James Essell. Free. Registration required. 956-3729; Kenwood.

Lectures Town Hall Lecture: Lisa Ling, 8-9 p.m., Sycamore Junior High School, 5757 Cooper Road, TV journalist speaks. Ages 18 and up. $120 series of four lectures; $40 single lecture. 684-1632; Montgomery. Town Hall Lecture: Lisa Ling, 11 a.m.-noon, Montgomery Assembly of God, 7950 Pfeiffer Road, TV journalist speaks. Ages 18 and up. $120 series of four lectures; $40 single lecture. 684-1632; Montgomery.

Literary - Libraries Teen Board Gaming, 2:30-4 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Teens and tweens play board games of their choice. Games played most often are Apples to Apples, Scrabble, Forbidden Island, Zombie Fluxx, Uno and Skip-Bo. Ages 11-18. Free. 369-4450. Deer Park.

Recreation Adventure Station, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sharon Woods, $2.50 ages 2-12; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Sharonville.

Seminars Smart Investing Seminar, 10-11 a.m., Maple Knoll Village, 11100 Springfield Pike, Auditorium. Tools and information to help you better protect and manage your money. Free. 639-9126; Springdale.

THURSDAY, APRIL 25 Art & Craft Classes Open Create, 7-9 p.m., Hyatt Art Studio, $25. 561-0677; Madeira.

Art Exhibits Wolfgang Kruetzer Photography, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Maple Knoll Village, Free. 782-2462. Springdale.

Civic Sweater Drive, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Benchmark Outdoor Outfitters, 791-9453; Blue Ash.

Cooking Classes My Favorite Southern Brunch with Marilyn Harris, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, $60. Reservations required. Presented by Cooks’ Wares - Symmes Township. 489-6400. Symmes Township.



Simple yeast roll recipe is great for beginners Mother Nature is letting me know that spring is really here. Looking out my kitchen window into the woods, I see trees budding out and the forsythia is in bloom. That tells me the ground and air are warmer, about 50 degrees or so. My husband Frank got the garden plowed and also plowed gardens for our neighbors, so everyone is eager to start planting. We got most of our root veggies planted, including potatoes, radishes and onions. The salad greens are already Rita popping Heikenfeld up, as are RITA’S KITCHEN the peas. I worked in my herb garden for days hoeing out the chickweed, which is in fact a winter annual. I gave as much to the chickens as they would eat, and I also put some in our salads. Chickweed contains calcium, zinc, iron, vitamins A and C and some B vitamins. Plus it’s an appetite suppressant! Our ancestors happily picked chickweed and dandelion leaves to replace vitamins and minerals lost during a meager winter

diet devoid of fresh greens. As long as you have a positive identification and the plants are “clean," enjoy them while they are young and tender.

Simple yeast rolls

I was trying to make rolls similar to the Hawaiian sweet yeast rolls that you buy. I didn’t quite make it texture wise, but the taste is similar. If you’re new to baking or intimidated by it, try these. I think you’ll be pleased with results. I’m using fast/rapid rise yeast here, not regular yeast. 21⁄4cups flour ⁄4cup sugar 1 package (1⁄4oz.) fast/rapid rise/quick-rise yeast 1 ⁄2teaspoon salt 3 ⁄4cup warm water (120-130 degrees) 3 tablespoons butter, melted, plus extra for brushing on rolls 1

Combine 11⁄2 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt. Add water and 3 tablespoons butter and beat on medium speed until smooth, a few minutes. Blend in rest of flour to form soft dough. Knead a few minutes. This makes dough smooth and develops gluten for texture. (Bless the dough by making a cross with your hand. It’s

a way to thank the Lord for your abundant blessings). Cover, let rest for 10 minutes. Roll to a 1 ⁄2-inch thick or so, cut with biscuit cutter or glass. You’ll get nine circles of dough if you use a 21⁄2-inch biscuit cutter. Place 2 inches apart on sprayed cookie sheet. Brush with butter. Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled, about 40-50 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 and bake until light golden, about 11-15 minutes. Brush with butter.

Yeast 101

Regular yeast: For the most part, this needs to be proofed in warm water (105-115 degrees) for several minutes until it starts to foam. Fast/rapid rise/quick yeast: A more aggressive strain that can be mixed in with dry ingredients. It also tolerates higher heat. Step by step photos for rolls: Check out my blog.

Andre’s Jarlsberg cheese spread

You are the best readers and once again, came to the rescue. If you recall, Kim Martin wanted to make Kroger’s Jarlsberg cheese spread at home. Gail C., a Burling-

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ton reader, told me she had asked one of Kroger’s deli employees a couple years ago about the spread and was told it contained just shredded Jarlsberg, mayo and red onion. Andre, another reader, forwarded his version and I’m sharing that today. He said he and others in his family agree “it is just as good as store bought." Andre grates the cheese with the Cuisinart grating blade. He chops the onion fine (about a 1/4 inch) by

UCBA hosts conference for student presentations Students from across the University of Cincinnati will have the opportunity to present their research and scholarly projects to other students, faculty members and the general public. The second annual Mediated Minds Student Conference will be 9 4 p.m. Friday, April 19, in Walters Hall on the campus of the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College, 9555 Plainfield Road. It is free and open to the public.

The event is hosted by UC Blue Ash and Clermont colleges and is open to students from all of the colleges and campuses within the University of Cincinnati. Participants will present their research and scholarly discoveries. There will also be individual and panel presentations and a poster forum. The event provides a forum where students can highlight the work they have been doing, while also sharpening their presentation skills. “We are

hand since Andre feels like hand dicing will result in less liquid onion. Smart tip! Blend together 10 oz. or so Jarlsberg cheese 1 ⁄2large red onion, 1⁄4-inch dice Mayonnaise to taste


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Rey of Light shines at DePaul Cristo Rey


Cincinnati Woman's Club member Mary Ellen G. Slauson of Columbia Tusculum; Jeff Brauley, first vice president with UBS, and club member Jenni McCauley-Sieber of Wyoming co-chair of CWC's Finance Class attend a recent presentation at The Cincinnati Woman's Club about Greece and the effects on the European debt crisis. Fred Copper, managing director and head of international equity for Columbia Investment Advisers in New York City, shared his knowledge and perspectives with CWC members and guests. THANKS TO ROSEMARY SCHLACHTER

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

BAPTIST SHARON BAPTIST CHURCH 4451 Fields Ertel Road Cincinnati, OH 45241 (513) 769-4849


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CHRISTIAN CHURCH DISCIPLES Mt. Healthy Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

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

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

LUTHERAN Faith Lutheran LCMC

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

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

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1553 Kinney Ave, Mt. Healthy

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

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

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

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 "From Setbacks to Success: Finishing Strong" Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

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

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

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

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PRESBYTERIAN Northminster Presbyterian Church 703 Compton Rd., Finneytown 931-0243 Growing Faith, Sharing Hope, Showing Love Sunday Worship Schedule Traditional Services: 8:00 & 10:15am Contemporary Services: 9:00 & 11:30am Student Cafe: 10:15am Childcare Available Jeff Hosmer, Rich Jones & Nancy Ross- Zimmerman - Pastors

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

Salem White Oak Presbyterian

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

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Rey of Light, a scholarship benefit for students, will shine at DePaul Cristo Rey High School Saturday, April 27. This gala evening will begin at 6 p.m. in the DPCR Student Center and include dinner as well as silent and oral auctions. Rey of Light is presented by the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, the SC Ministry Foundation, and Susie & John Lame/Lenox Wealth Management.. Two community leaders who have been strong supporters of DePaul Cristo Rey from its inception are serving as the honorary co-chairs: Sister Joan Elizabeth Cook, SC, president of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, and Rev. Eric Knapp, SJ, pastor of St. Xavier Church in downtown Cincinnati. There will be more than 150 items available for bid through the silent auction which opens at 6 p.m. The oral auction will begin after dinner with

bidding on more than 25 valuable gifts and packages including a Reds box package for 12; an Cook Umbrian dinner for six prepared by DPCR president Sister Jeanne Bessette; a Broadway Knapp in Cincinnati package for “Flashdance, the Musical;” and a week’s stay in a restored 1880s sea captain’s cottage on Prince Edward Island. For reservations or more information on Rey of Light, contact Development Director Sparkle Worley at 513-861-0600 or DePaul Cristo Rey is an affordable, Catholic, college preparatory high school for underserved students. It is sponsored

by the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati and is one of 25 schools in the national Cristo Rey Network which serves 7,400 urban young people who live in communities with limited education options. Most of the students qualify for the Federal Free or Reduced Lunch Program. All DPCR students participate in the Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) to help finance a portion of their education costs. However as a new school which serves only those families who can’t afford other private, college-preparatory schools, the cost to educate students far outweighs their CWSP earnings. Rey of Light supports the scholarships that enable students from economically challenged families to afford this nationally recognized dualfocus educational program now offered in Cincinnati at DPCR and not available at any other local high school.

RELIGION Brecon United Methodist Church

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

VILLAGE OF EVENDALE ADOPTED ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS The following ordinances and resolutions were adopted by the Council of the Village of Evendale at its Regular Council Meeting on April 9th, 2013. ORDINANCE #13-16 ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE AN INVESTMENT MANAGE MENT AGREEMENT FOR A GOVERN MENTAL ENTITY WITH FIFTH THIRD BANK, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. 1757149 CITY OF SHARONVILLE ORDINANCE 2013-16 AUTHORIZING EXPENSE ACCOUNT FOR SHARONVILLE CONVENTION CENTER DESIGNATED EMPLOYEES AND SHARONVILLE ECONOMIC DEVELOP MENT DIRECTOR _________________ CITY OF SHARONVILLE ORDINANCE 2013-25 AMENDING 2013 APPROPRIATIONS FOR A SPECIAL REVE NUE FUND A B O V E LEGISLATIONS: Vicki Hoppe, President of Council. Passed: April 9, 2013. Attest: Martha Cross Funk, Clerk of Council. Approved: Mayor Kevin Hardman. Please be advised that the complete texts of these legislations may be viewed or purchased during regular business hours at the Sharonville Municipal Building, 10900 Reading Rd., Sharonville, Ohio 45241. 1757319

is next to the church. The church is at 7388 E. Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 489-7021.

Church by the Woods

The church building is the home of four different ministries. Church By the Woods is a multicultural and multiethnic church whose mission is to love and serve God, each other and our neighbors. Sunday worship service is traditional in English and begins at 10 a.m. From 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, classes in English as a Second Language are offered for ages 14 to 94. Taiwanese Presbyterian Ministry has Sunday traditional worship at 2 p.m. in their language of Taiwanese. On Saturdays they offer a ministry on the UC campus. Freedom Church has its contemporary worship service at 10:30 a.m. in English. “It’s Not About Religion; It’s About Relationships;” a7yroqe. Seventh Day Adventist Church, has worship on Saturdays at 10 a.m. in Spanish. “Loving, Caring, Sharing God’s Word” Nursery School is provided at each church’s worship services. Bible studies are offered by all churches. The church is at 3755 Cornell Road, Sharonville.

Sharonville United Methodist Church

At 8:15 a.m. there is a traditional service; at 11 a.m. there is a blended service, with contemporary and traditional styles of worship; at 9:30 a.m. there are Sunday School classes and short

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term study groups. The church will be doing its part for National Volunteer Day from noon to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 27, by helping prepare food packages for the needy at a “factory” in the McSwain building on Kemper Road. Time to sign up for men’s softball teams. The Bereavement Support Group meets for lunch on the first Thursday of every month. The Serendipity seniors meet for lunch on the fourth Thursday of every month. Visitors are welcome at all services and events. The church is at 1751 Creek Road, Sharonville; 563-0117.

LEGAL NOTICE "Public" Auction Compass Self Storage For Liens On Storage Units at all sites listed below, Thursday, May 9, 2013. Starting At 9:30AM Compass Self Storage Formerly 747 Self Storage 9343 Princeton Glendale Rd. Hamilton, OH.45011 513.874.7005 641 - Bell, Adam The goods in this Auction are being sold under the Judicial Lien Act. The goods are generally described as household goods and / or business related items unless otherwise noted. COMPASS SELF STORAGE reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. The payment terms of the sale are cash only. Complete terms of Auction will be posted day of sale at the Auction Site. Auctioneer Joseph C. Tate as Executive Administrator. 1756465




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Photos draw picture of World War II By Kelly McBride

Exotic landscapes and hidden bunkers, church ruins and a Nazi museum have created a picture of World War II that was captured through photos. Those photos will be part of a Sharon Woods Travel Series presentation by Blue Ash resident Neal Jeffries Friday, April 19. “These pictures show the beautiful English Channel Islands which were the only part of the UK occupied by the Nazis during WW II,” Jeffries said. “They also show the Normandy Beaches where the allies invaded to begin to change the tide of war, and also show some of today’s reminders of those awesome times. His trip included a stop at the Island of Jersey, one of the Channel Islands occupied by Germany for five years, until the May

SERIES SNAPSHOT The photo series wraps up on April 26, with “An Israel Travelogue” by David Feldstein. The 2013 Photography Travel Series begins at 7:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public at Sharon Woods’ Sharon Centre, 11450 Lebanon Road in Sharonville. A valid Hamilton County Park District motor vehicle permit is required to enter the park.

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POLICE REPORTS EVENDALE Arrests/citations David Vogel, 53, 420 Arlington Ave., theft at 2801 Cunningham Drive, March 18. Rocky McIntyre, 22, 129 W 33rd St., theft at 9500 Reading Road, March 18. Jeffrey Ross, 32, 301 Circle Drive, theft at 2801 Cunningham Drive, March 18. Ashley Pels, 26, 372 Elliott Ave., theft at 2801 Cunningham Drive, March 18. Shanta Greene, 30, 961 Chesterdale, theft at 2801 Cunningham Drive, March 22. David Snider, 23, 120 Malvern Place, theft at 2801 Cunningham Drive, March 23. Dominique Cottrell, 20, 4087 Victory Parkway, theft at 2801 Cunningham Drive, March 24. Tamara Burt, 22, 1480 Chicago Ave., theft at 2801 Cunningham Drive, March 8. Juvenile female, 17, complicity at 2801 Cunningham Drive, March 8. Ramonia Naro, 32, 5844 Shadymist Lane, complicity, contributing to the delinquency minor at 2801 Cunningham Drive, March 12. Scott Leighton, 51, 259 Kearney St., domestic violence at 10209 Plainfield, March 12. Brandi Bralock, 37, 310 N. Water St., theft at 2801 Cunningham Drive, March 9. Thomas Probst, 23, 13730 Rustic Road, theft, drug abuse at 2801 Cunningham Drive, March 9. Jack Clark, 21, 804 York St., theft, drug abuse at 2801 Cunningham Drive, March 9. Brittany Bond, 20, 6827 Highland, drug abuse at 2801 Cunningham Drive, March 13. Alexander Sharp, 24, 6044 Elbrook, theft at 10500 Reading Road, March 14. Keith Edginton, 30, 6987 Dimmick Road, possession of drugs at 10599 Reading Road, March 15. Brent Eggers, 32, 5181 Broerman, possession of drugs at 10599 Reading Road, March 15. Crystal Brock, 30, 70 S. Terrace, theft at 2801 Cunningham Drive, March 15. Tyeisha Carpenter, 22, 3193 Victory Parkway, theft at 2801 Cunningham Drive, March 12. Ramonda Nared, 33, 7847 Newbedford Ave., complicity at 2801 Cunningham Drive, March 12. Jason Breaker, 33, 2387 Martinsville, theft at 2801 Cunningham, March 30. Chasity Settles, 33, 3156 Cooper, theft at 2801 Cunningham, March 29. Elliot Parrish, 33, 250 Riddle Road, receiving stolen property at 10400 Reading Road, March 29. Dominique Cottrell, 20, 4087 Victory Parkway, theft at 2801 Cunningham, March 24. Michael Gray, 38, 321 Cooper St., operating vehicle intoxicated at 10500 Reading Road, March 27.

Incidents/investigations Assault Reported at 1720 Glendale, March 11. Forgery Reported at 1 Neumann Way, March 18. Inducing panic Reported at 2801 Cunningham, March 18. Theft $2,705 in services rendered not paid for at 9666 Reading Road,

March 18. Jewelry valued at $5,500 removed at 10467 Margate Terrace, March 20. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 3105 Glendale-Milford, March 8.

GLENDALE Arrests/citations Brandon Marlow, 27, 8 Ohio Ave.; Hamilton, criminal trespass; charged into Hamilton County Municipal Court; March 28. Edwin Harris, 19, 10780 Sharondale Road, warrant for failing to pay fines and costs owed to the Glendale Mayor's Court; March 30. Donald Toran, 33, 1145 Jackson St., Cincinnati, warrant for failing to pay fines and costs owed to the Glendale Mayor's Court; March 30. Daryl Thomas, 19, 983 Harkin Drive, charged with obstructing official business; suspect provided false/misleading information to police officer; March 30. Daronce Daniels, 26, 1024 Timberland Drive, Cincinnati, operating a motor vehicle while under suspension; April 1. Heather Smith, 36, 334 Riverfront Plaza, Hamilton, operating a motor vehicle while under suspension; April 3. Alicia Williams, 23, 739 Springer Ave., Cincinnati, warrant from Hamilton County Municipal Court; April 4. Marcus Stewart, 23, 8570 Comet Court, Cincinnati, operating a motor vehicle while under suspension; April 5. Keshia Jenkins, 26, 2439 Walden Glen Circle, Cincinnati, warrant from Hamilton County Municipal Court; April5. Lamar Perry, 49, 492 Matthews Drive, Cincinnati, warrant for failing to appear in Glendale Mayor's Court; April 5. Tyler Marshall, 31, 7331 Chatham Drive, West Chester Township, operating a motor vehicle while under suspension; April 6. Lashanda Burson, 29, 2006 Catalpa Ave., Cincinnati, operating a motor vehicle while under suspension; April 6. Corey Mayberry, 28, 785 Villa Circle, Cincinnati, operating a motor vehicle while under suspension; April 10.

Incidents/investigations Criminal trespass CSX railroad property; suspect found riding on northbound freight train; suspect arrested and charged with criminal trespass into the Hamilton County Municipal Court; March 28.

SHARONVILLE Arrests/citations William Coleman, 20, 2333 Walden Glen Drive, drug possession at CoCo Key, March 24. Amber Mellen, 24, 2203 Rulyon Ave., theft at Kemper Road, March 25. Shauntee Jordan, 22, 439 Morrow Road, drug possession at 11775 Lebanon Road, March 24. John Richards, 46, 3057 Madison Road, operating vehicle intoxicated at I275, March 18. Alfred Carter, 36, 1086 Montose St., possession at Dowlin and Prince, March 13. James McCord, 36, 2323 Profit Drive, operating vehicle intoxicated at Chester and Kemper,

11963 Lebanon Road, March 26. Drugs removed at 1410 Mallard Cove, March 24. Theft, misuse of credit card Reported at 10900 Crowne Point Drive, March 20.

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. This information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Evendale, Chief Niel Korte, 563-2249. » Glendale, Chief Dave Warman, 771-7645 or 771-7882. » Sharonville, Chief Aaron Blasky, 563-1147. » Springdale, Chief Mike Mathis, 346-5790. » Wyoming, Chief Gary J. Baldauf, 821-0141. March 17. Marcus Boykins, 54, 4900 B Hawaiian Terrace, operating vehicle intoxicated at Hauck Road, March 17. Judith Parker, 34, 1140 Gilsey Ave., drug abuse at Motel 6, March 15. Dylan Miller, 21, 6632 Hamilton Mason, operating vehicle intoxicated at Cornell, March 30. Jordan Jatzer, 20, 7184 Royale Drive, drug abuse at Creek Road and Mefford Lane, March 29. Todd Rayburn, 39, 11815 Golden Hill Drive, theft at Kroger on U.S. 42, April 4. Tanny George, 50, 500 Boots Lane, illegal assembly to manufacture, drug possession at I275, April 2. Anthony Hill, 25, 6918 Clovernook Ave., drug abuse, April 4. Alfred Carter, 36, 1086 Montrose St., possession at Motel 6, April 4. Christie Frazier, 33, 1785 Ohio 28, receiving stolen property at 4020 Hauck Road, March 27. Nicholas Bolton, 32, 2347 Ohio 131, receiving stolen property at 4020 Hauck Road, March 27. Perry Brown, 35, 3779 U.S. 50, receiving stolen property at 4020 Hauck Road, March 27. James Maupin, 29, 1036 Adams St., domestic violence at 11070 Chester Road, March 31. Malik Bell, 20, 840 Exmoor Drive, drug paraphernalia at 11689 Chester Road, March 31. Andre Howard, 42, 5081 Winneste, drug abuse at E. Sharon, March 30. Thomas Siding, 20, 6345 Perry Lane, drug abuse at Creek and Mefford, March 29. Akeem Johnson, 21, 1749 Westwood Ave., open container at Chesterdale, March 30. Zachary Evans, 28, 4231 Greenfield, operating vehicle intoxicated at Reed Hartman, March 27. Valentin Poller-Dejesus, 21, 11623 Timber Ridge, assault at Timber Ridge, March 24.

Incidents/investigations Arson Reported at 11337 Lippelman Road, March 31. Accidental shooting Reported at 3254 E. Kemper, March 18. Assault Reported at 12164 Lebanon, March 25. Breaking and entering Copper and AC parts valued at $2,700 removed at 11414 Lebanon Road, March 27. AC unit and tools valued at $1,360 removed at 3715 Verbena, March 27. Criminal damaging Reported at 3900 Cottingham, March 23. Reported at 11520 Rockfield Court, March 1. Domestic Reported at Lippleman Road,

SPRINGDALE Arrests/citations

March 31. Domestic dispute Reported at Chester Road, March 31. Domestic violence Reported at E. Sharon, March 30. Reported at Sharondale, March 21. Identity fraud Reported at 11321 Lebanon road, March 21. Menacing Reported at 3254 Kemper Road, March 18. Misuse of credit card Reported at 3855 Hauck Road, March 25. Reported at 10900 Crowne Point Drive, March 18. Passing bad checks Reported at 11310 Mosteller Road, March 20. Tampering Reported at 10916 Reading Road, April 2. Theft Reported at 12110 Lebanon Road, March 19. Sweatshirt valued at $63 removed at 1410 Mallard Cove Drive, March 17. Bikes valued at $150 removed at 11119 Reading Road, March 20. Theft Reported at 12002 Diamondview Drive, April 4. Items valued at $212 removed at 11080 Chester Road, March 22. Jewelry valued at $1,000 removed at 4589 Oaklear Court, March 31. Reported at 11610 Hubbard Road, March 27. Gas valued at $50 removed at 2225 Sharon Road, March 31. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 11320 Chester Road, March 5. Reported at 411 Lexington, March 30. Grill valued at $2,400 removed at

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Ave., theft, March 19. Ashton Williams, 21, 10284 Faxon Court, breaking and entering at 470 Northland Blvd., March 15. Anthony Wilson, 30, 8265 Carrot Ave., assault, March 15. Kendall Jones, 21, 415 Grandin Ave., breaking and entering at 470 Northland Blvd., March 18. Anthony Burch, 21, 6392 Berre Road, disorderly conduct at 11755 Commons Circle, March 17. Tony Dunn, 23, 4587 Mystical Rose Lane, public intoxication at 11755 Commons Drive, March 17. Andrew Nethery, 22, 346 Plum St., driving under the influence at 11540 Walnut Street, March 17. Chandra Moore, 47, 1643 Power St., theft at 550 Justice Drive, March 15. Quinton Pointer, 19, 1074 Chicago Ave., theft at 800 Kemper Road, March 15. Hector Malia-Miranda, 46, 1114 Chesterdale, disorderly conduct at 1114 Chesterdale, March 26. Tereva Kinnard, 27, 11721 Vancleve Ave., obstructing official business at 400 Kemper Road, March 26. Juvenile, 17, theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, March 26. Juvenile, 17, theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, March 26. Juvenile, 17, theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, March 26. Juvenile, 17, theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, March 26. Juvenile, 17, criminal trespassing at 766 Ledro Street, March 27. Miranda Brown, 32, 429 South G, theft at 12105 Lawnview, March


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27. Andre Bryant, 18, 6076 Ross Road, obstructing official business, theft at 300 Kemper Road, March 28. Juvenile, 14, assault at 11880 Lawnview, March 31. Yemaya Hughes, 39, 10038 Regency, theft at 11021 Hamilton Ave., April 1. Kelsi Rucker, 20, 173 Carmen Ave., theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, April 2. Kristen Bippus, 19, 2396 Hamilton Middletown Road, possessing drug abuse instruments at 11700 Princeton Pike, April 2. Frank Taylor, 33, 3306 Camvic Terrace, public intoxication at 12064 Springfield Pike, March 30.

Incidents/investigations Assault Reported at 11999 Lawnview, March 31. Reported at 1110 Chesterdale Drive, March 18. Breaking and entering Business entered at 823 Tivoli Lane, March 25. Reported at 1175 Chesterwood Court, March 25. Burglary Residence entered and laptop and jewelry valued at $4,675 removed at 11621 Greenlawn Ave., March 25. Residence entered and residence entered at 503 Dimmick Ave., March 17. Criminal damaging Glass vases shattered at 11880 Lawnview Ave., March 30. Reported at 111111 Springfield Pike, March 25.

Domestic Reported at Boxwood Court, March 29. Reported at Boxwood Court, March 29. Reported at Olde Gate Drive, March 20. Reported at Chesterdale Circle, April 2. Reported at Chesterdale Circle, April 4. Female reported at Chesterdale, March 24. Forgery Reported at 11700 Princeton Pike, April 1. Reported at 11601 Springfield Pike, March 25. Reported at 110 Boggs Lane, March 19. Fraud Reported at 12105 Lawnview, April 2. Menacing Reported at 12105 Lawnview, March 29. Reported at 10264 Springfield Pike, March 29. Reported at 1238 Chesterdale, March 18. Robbery Reported and $30 removed at E. Crescentville, March 27. Theft Cell phone valued at $135 removed at 11725 Commons Drive, March 26. Merchandise valued at $791 removed at 300 Kemper Road, March 26. Cell phone valued at $275 removed at 11700 Princeton Pike, March 27. Phone of unknown value removed at 11999 Lawnview, March 28.

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