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


This artist rendering of the new sign planned for the corner of Kemper Road and Princeton Pike shows the name change from Princeton Plaza to Tri-County Towne Center.


John Gilhart, at podium, and Rick Gilhart present a redevelopment proposal to Springdale’s planning commission. The gallery was filled with Princeton Plaza tenants and vendors who work with those businesses.

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Princeton Plaza will undergo a name change and makeover. Owners of the shopping center at the corner of Kemper Road and Princeton Pike received approval from Springdale’s planning commission on Tuesday, April 13, to proceed with new signage, paint and various other improvements. The first project, painting the buildings in various earth tones, will begin May 1. Then, a new sign reading TriCounty Towne Center will be erected sometime in June, accord- Princeton Plaza is currently “a sea of asphalt.” ing to Rick Gilhart, one of the “We’re excited about it,” said owners of the plaza. Dennis Kurlas. It will be a full-color, electronic He and his wife, Robin, own message board. The Red Squirrel restaurant. “That’s a first for Springdale,” “They’re keeping up with the John Gilhart, another owner of the times to work on how to improve plaza, said of the sign. it,” he said. “They’re spending Business tenants of Princeton money over there, and they have Plaza, as well as several vendors to in order to get tenants.” who serve those businesses, The road to planning commisattended the meeting. sion approval has been several


months long and had its challenges, as both sides had concerns. “It has been somewhat frustrating to us and our tenants to turn our concept into a reality, as we have worked through the city’s process,” John Gilhart said. “It’s unfortunate it started and continued to be contentious in minor issues,” said Jeff Tulloch,

Sharonville council turns down temple request By Kelly McBride Reddy

Sharonville has turned down a request for a zoning change by a group hoping to build a temple on Chester Road. BAPS Midwest had asked city council to change the zoning at Chester and Greenwood roads from general business to public facility. The vote needed a threefourths majority because Sharonville’s Planning Commission had denied the request after a public hearing in January.

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Springdale’s economic development director. After hours of discussion during the planning commission meeting, the proposal was unanimously approved by the commission. “We’ve created a sound revitalization plan for the retail district,” Tulloch said. “The revitalization of Princeton Plaza is a first step in executing that revitalization.” City Councilman Steve Galster, who is also a member of planning commission, said it was a step in the right direction. “Any improvement is good for the plaza,” he said. “And what’s good for the plaza is good for the city.”

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The 5-2 vote at Council’s April 13 meeting wasn’t enough. Councilmembers Vicki Hoppe and Janey Kattelman dissented. “My vote of Hoppe no was not against having the temple,” Hoppe said. “I just did not think we need to change one corner of property to public facility; the front half would still be general business. “This is not what I feel is best

of the Northern Lights,” she said of the Chester Road corridor. “I would love to have this temple in our community, however, I feel we have better locations,” Hoppe said. Also during the meeting: • Council approved the dedication of a new street being developed in the former GSA property off of Mosteller Road. The street will be named Partnership Way. • Council also authorized Safety Service Director Ted Mack to negotiate a contract for the construction of Partnership Way.

• The health department reported that it will conduct clinics at Princeton Community Middle School and St. Michael School to administer tdap vaccines to students entering seventh-grade in the 2010-2011 school year. The vaccine protects against tetanus, diptheria and pertussis, which is also known as whooping cough. The vaccine, which is required for all students entering that grade, will be offered free through the Ohio Department of Health.

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April 21, 2010

28th candidates: Where they stand By Amanda Hopkins

What is the main thing you want to see changed in Ohio if you are elected to the 28th District? Pillich: “Ohio must move away from rust-belt industries (i.e., steel, auto manufacturing, etc) toward knowledge-based industries of the 21st Century such as high-tech, alternative energy, energy storage, medical, innovation, and research. These knowledge-based industries will produce the jobs of the future; jobs that cannot be exported to China. We’ve made a good start with tax incentives to spur investment and education reforms to improve teacher training and direct students toward science, technology, engineering and math disciplines.” Paul: “It’s well known in Ohio, that if you get pulled over in a construction zone you will have to pay a doubled fine. It’s an effective system because everyone is informed and aware of the consequences. We do an excellent job in Ohio of protecting our road crews and construction workers. I want to protect our children the same way. If elected, I would propose legislation to create a residential zone system just like our current construction zones where traffic violations are punishable by doubled fines. If the public is made aware of doubled fines ... it would create an effective deterrent even when it wasn’t being actively enforced. If this system would avert even one tragedy, I would consider it a successful venture.” Weidman: “We must sig-

nificantly reduce the tax burden on individuals and small business owners, and reduce the size of our bloated government at the state level. I will work to eliminate the estate tax. Unlike my opponent who prefers to unilaterally eliminate the estate tax, I prefer a more responsible approach of eliminating the estate tax over a period of seven years to insure that the elimination will not create an undue financial burden on local government. I support HB 25 which will consolidate state agencies and is estimated to save Ohio taxpayers $1 billion per year. I will work hard to eliminate prevailing wage in Ohio which is estimated to save Ohio taxpayers as much as $1 billion annually.” Zwissler: “Ohio’s business climate needs to improve. We must eliminate practices that made sense last century but are an impediment in this one. We should streamline the state bureaucracy from 24 department heads to 10, as called for in House Bill 25 and we need to reform Medicaid to end doctor-shopping as called for in House Bill 240. These reforms will save tax dollars. Businesses

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have been forced to downsize and government must do the same.” What are your thoughts on a proposed rail line connecting the major Ohio cities? Paul: “A rail line system could be a great economic boon to the state of Ohio. Not only would it create much needed jobs, but it would make Ohio more attractive to perspective businesses that are thinking of moving into the state. If in addition to connecting the major Ohio metropolitan areas it provided an affordable, convenient alternative for commuters it could very well be economically feasible. However, I do not feel that this would warrant public spending. If it could be done as a private enterprise, with support given from state level government (through policy, not dollars spent), a rail system could only work to enhance Ohio as a whole.” Weidman: “This is a complete waste of money. It is another great example of our elected officials squandering the financial future of our children and grandchildren for the sake of pork projects today. The state of Ohio should reject these stimulus funds as Sycamore Township did last year when they rejected $500,000 in stimulus money, more than any other community in the state of Ohio. The train will require an estimated state subsidy of at least $17 million per year (and probably more), which all of us will be forced to pay for the next 20 years as part of the agreement in taking the federal funds.” Zwissler: “A high-speed rail line might make some sense in the future, but the current proposal which would average 39 mph is completely unrealistic. It is a




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shame that this plan will not be the boost to our district that it could and should be. Additionally there are no thorough public transportation networks in the destination cities. Will passengers then need to rent cars?” Pillich: “3C improves productivity: Travelers work while they ride in comfort. “3C means jobs: It will immediately create 399 well-paying jobs and lead to thousands of spin-off jobs. “3C helps the economy: It will generate new businesses along rail lines, improve access to statewide transportation, and increase tourism. “3C helps freight: Improved tracks, crossings and overpasses help all rail. “3C puts Ohio on the map: We will be the gateway to international markets and a North American hub for distribution and logistics.” How will you work to help small businesses during this economic recession? Weidman: “As a small business owner I can assure you that Ohio is a very unfriendly state when it comes to small business. We must eliminate the regulatory burdens and barriers that prevent small businesses from thriving in Ohio. One way we can do that is to completely revamp Workers Comp laws in the state. We must also cut taxes on small business owners to give them an incentive to bring people back to work. Small businesses create about 75 percent of all new jobs. If the tax burden is too excessive, small business owners will not take on the added cost of new employees.” Zwissler “As the only candidate in this race who owns a business that meets a payroll and provides employee benefits in the private sector, I see much that needs to change. Columbus needs to create a ‘stopdoing’ list. We should end or at least reduce the death tax, which sends many jobcreators to places like Florida. We must end duplication and inefficiencies that have pushed us to the secondworst business climate in the country.” Pillich: “All businesses need an educated workforce (i.e., good schools and

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STEM disciplines), reliable and accessible infrastructure (i.e., roads, rail, telecommunications, and broadband), and a nice quality of life (i.e., clean air and water, safe streets, beautiful parks and natural spaces, and entertainment). I will also support legislation to promote the use of Ohio products and materials, improve worker productivity and loyalty, and cut through the myriad of red tape that bogs down small business.” Paul: “There are several avenues upon which I would work to bring growth and stability to the owners of small business in this area. First of all, you have the obvious basics: no tax increases, no additional regulation, and no increases of fees or licensing costs ... Secondly, I would work to increase the awareness of availability and procedures for acquisition of the billions of dollars already out there from the federal government. These funds were part of the federal stimulus programs and specifically put aside for small business assistance. The state ... should work to educate these individuals on how to get the help that’s already there. Finally, I would work to make the state prompter in its dealings with local businesses. If the state owes an individual for any reason, restitution should be made without the need for a formal request and payment deadlines should be consistent for all parties involved.” What is the biggest concern to you on a local level for the residents of the 28th district? Zwissler: “We need to unleash a new generation of business builders and job creators. The 400,000 jobs lost under Ted Strickland and the Democrats aren’t coming back in the same way. Without jobs, people leave and communities suffer. I want to make sure that current and future entrepreneurs and business builders have the opportunities I had 20 years ago and aren’t saddled with any more impediments from their own government.” Pillich: “Jobs. We must do everything we can to create jobs – jobs that cannot be exported and that create a return on investment. We must enhance our

Four candidates are vying for the Republican nomination for the Ohio House of Representatives for District 28. The candidates, Tom Weidman, Jeffrey Paul, Vicky Zwissler and Mike Wilson, along with Democrat incumbent Connie Pillich answered a few questions about some of the most pressing issues before the May 4 primary election. All five candidates were given the same four questions. Candidate Mike Wilson did not respond before press time. strongest industries, such as aerospace, medical research, distribution and logistics, and agriculture. We must promote industries that have promise, such as advanced energy, innovation, bioscience, and hightech. We must maintain the tax incentives and investments initiated this year and continue to market and promote Ohio as being open for business.” Paul: “The biggest concern for me on a local level coincides with my biggest concern at the state level: Education. I feel that our current system lacks any real kind of accountability for any of the parties involved. Irresponsible spending is rampant ... This is not an area where we can just cut spending to the bone though ... Education is not only an investment in our future, but also our present. I will work to add accountability to the people who not only decide where the school funding is spent, but also to those parties involved with labor negotiations with the teachers. We need leadership with a passion for quality education, and the drive to see it through to fruition.” Weidman: “Too often the state delivers unfunded mandates to our local government and schools and this must end. This horrible practice has financially compromised our communities and school districts, and has added significant undue pressure to pass taxes at the local level. As your state representative, I will work to eliminate all unfunded mandates by the state. If the state can’t afford to fund the mandate, then they shouldn’t pass that burden on to the local government and school districts that are already fighting everyday just to make ends meet.”

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Princeton outlines need for bond levy By Kelly McBride Reddy

As election day approaches, Princeton City Schools is asking voters who live in the district to approve a bond levy that would pay for a new high school and middle school complex, as well as a permanent improvement levy. According to the district, the owner of a $100,000 home would pay $3.70 a month until 2013, then $12.44 a month for the remainder of the 37-year term. Seniors would pay $2.77 a month, then $9.33 a month beginning in 2013 if the issue passes May 4. The reduced cost is through the Homestead exemption, which deducts $25,000 from the assessed value of homes owned by


Princeton would build a new high school, as well as a middle school and community area if the bond levy passes. residents 65 years old and older, or those of any age who are disabled. A more costly bond issue was defeated in 2008. That project would have built a middle school and high school complex as well, but the operating levy wasn’t


The boiler system at the high school, which was installed in 1958, is functioning at about 30 percent efficiency, costing the district in utility bills and poor heating and cooling.

part of the ballot issue. The price was also $22 million higher than the new bond levy of $120 million. The new proposal is a scaled-down version of the building plan sought in 2008, but administrators and teachers say the needs are the same. Building size is one concern. “We have our biggest kids in our smallest classrooms, but in 1958, they designed classrooms to accommodate rows of desks and little else,” Superintendent Gary Pack said. “Kids learn differently today. “They’re using labs and other technology, and we just can’t serve our kids the way they deserve.” Victor Burkhart, a high school science teacher, said he is frustrated because poor ventilation in his classroom has impeded lab instruction. “The new school could have classrooms wired for student workstations,” he said. “That would allow students to experience virtual

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labs that reinforce topics traditionally taught via lecture and traditionally not very well-understood.” No matter how the vote turns out, budget cuts will have to be made. The district is already planning to slice $3 million from the next school year’s budget. Another $3 million will have to be cut if the bond levy doesn’t pass. “That second three million in reductions is going to cut deep into our teaching and support ranks,” Pack said. “Our kids will suffer, but given our state and federal funding, we have no choice. “That frustrates me because student achievement is job one.”

Princeton’s bond levy would fund a new middle school and high school, but the community would also benefit from what would be built between the academic buildings. A community center with an auditorium, gymnasium and pool would be open for community use among those in the Princeton school district, for a small fee. Seniors, however, would be permitted to use the facility at no charge. Events would include sporting events and

performances, according to Tom O’Neill, communications director for Princeton City Schools. The tax increase, O’Neill said, would allow residents to remain in one of the lowesttaxed districts among the 23 in Hamilton County. Currently, Princeton is the lowest-taxed district, with the owner of a $100,000 home paying $705.10 per year. More information is available on the school district’s Web site, – By Kelly McBride Reddy


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April 21, 2010

Signs point to Glendale’s Village Square By Kelly McBride Redd

Glendale is headed in a new direction, with signs that let visitors know where the village’s retail district is located, and where to park so they can shop there. Throughout the village, signs have been erected, fulfilling a year-long collaboration between village officials, Glendale’s Chamber of Commerce and its economic development commission. “This is a valuable improvement to make,” Village Administrator Walter Cordes said. “We’re attracting people off the highway with the brown signs, and


This sign directs shoppers from Sharon Road into the Village Square. they can find out about the unique business district in Glendale. “It’s not hidden anymore.”

Sheree Armstrong works at the Cock and Bull restaurant on Sharon Road, where a sign out front directs drivers into the Village Square

nearby. “A lot of people come in and ask how to get to the shops in the square,” she said. “I like it,” she said of the signs. “It’ll work well.” “Directional way-finding is something we’ve been talking about for a long time,” Cordes said. One of the signs in the square reminds drivers to bear to the right as they enter the one-way square. “From a safety perspective, it’s crucial,” said Dick Kasparek of Piazza Discepoli Wine Merchants. “It’s one way in and one way out,” he said. “When people don’t follow that, it’s

More options open for Evendale residents to cut bills By Amanda Hopkins

Evendale residents can now opt in to save money on their electric bill. Village council approved an ordinance that will allow Duke Energy Retail Sales to contact residents about saving money on their electric bills. The opt in program

would give residents the opportunity to take a standard rate of 6.55 cents per kilowatt hour or receive an 18 percent discount off of the supply portion of their electric bill, which accounts for 70 percent. The current electrict rate in Evendale is 9.36 cents per kilowatt hour. Evendale assistant to the

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election. Evendale has a gas aggregation issue and an electric aggregation issue on the May ballot. Residents must approve the two aggregation issues in order for the village to be able to go out to bid for lower gas and electric rates for the entire community. “We would like that flexibility (to aggregate),” Cameron said. “The village wouldn’t do something we think isn’t beneficial (to the residents).” Cameron said the biggest difference between the programs will be that residents have to “take action” by calling Duke to have the immediate discount on their electric bill with the opt-in program with Duke Energy Retail Sales.

The Wyoming Business Association will bring a shredding truck to the city. The truck will be at LaRosa’s, 1429, Springfield Pike, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, April 24. The shredding truck is open to all residents in the Wyoming area to bring old tax forms, credit

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Drivers are directed to keep right in Glendale’s Village Square, which loops around in one-way traffic.


“We would like that flexibility (to aggregate). The village wouldn’t do something we think isn’t beneficial (to the residents).” mayor Jack Cameron said that this opt in program will start immediately, but Duke Energy Retail Sales will not send out letters to the residents until after the May 4

dangerous. “There’s too much activity around here with kids, dogs and people walking around if it isn’t clearly marked,” he said. The signs are part of Glendale efforts to revitalize the Village Square, along with its economic development efforts and chamber revitalization. “We have a beautiful village,” Cordes said, “but it’s been a recurring theme that it’s hard to find the shops.” “We’ve been a best-kept secret,” he said, “but this will tell people how to get into our square and find our business district.”

from the protection level 3 the fire department earned 10 years ago. F i r e Cruse departments are graded on a protection level ranging from 1, at the highest level and 10 at the lowest level. Cruse said the department was graded on the availability and reliability of dispatch, the municipal water supply and the station functionality and responses. Cruse said the improvements to dispatch that include the depart- “They ment get- looked for ting text m e s s a g e consistenc alerts and y and also to training.” responses to structure Chief fires that Richard bring in Cruse help from Evendale Fire other local Chief municipalit i e s increased the protection level for the department. The Insurance Services Office also tested the hydrants in the village, looked through records of fire personnel and response calls and checked equipment and inventory. “They looked for consistency and training,” Cruse said. With the higher ranking, Cruse said the village should expect lower insurance premiums though he did not have a specific number.


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April 21, 2010

Princeton event to help students raise funds for senior class gift By Kelly McBride Reddy


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Sharonville officials and members of the fire department honored former Chief Dale Duermit, right, during a lunch reception in his honor on April 13. “In November, we received a new piece of equipment,” Fire Chief Ralph Hammonds, left, said. “We have dedicated that truck to Chief Duermit for his 50 years of dedication.” Duermit began as a firefighter in 1954, rising to assistant chief and then to chief in 1983. He retired in 2007. City council members, administrators, firefighters and members of Duermit’s family gathered as Fire Chief Ralph Hammonds presented his predecessor with a framed photo and plaque. Also attending were fire chiefs Rick Brown of Blue Ash, John Moore of Mason, Otto Huber of Loveland/Symmes and B.J. Jetter of Sycamore Township, from the Northeast Fire Collaborative, of which Sharonville is a member. Mayor Virgil Lovitt congratulated Duermit for his years of service, saying no one was more deserving of the honor of having the city’s newest fire truck named after him.

Princeton High School’s senior class is holding a fund-raiser to establish a scholarship in the name of one of their classmates who was killed earlier in the school year. The Ryan Sawyer Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a senior planning to attend college. Criteria are still being established. Sawyer was killed in a single-car crash in December. To kick-start the scholarship, the senior class has collaborated with the school’s Parent Teacher Student Association to hold a dinner and silent auction. A Night for Ryan Gala on Friday, April 30, is an adults-only event that

includes a performance by the Princeton jazz ensemble. T h e scholarship Sawyer fund will be the gift of Princeton’s Class of 2010, of which Sawyer was a member. “After Ryan’s death, we had heard that his parents were interested in starting a scholarship in his name,” teacher Kristen Coey Grote, Princeton’s senior class adviser, said. “The senior class hadn’t decided yet on its gift. “It became immediately apparent that we needed to do this.” The school’s student council met with Princeton’s PTSA, providing updates and collaborating on the

upcoming event. The students sent out letters to the community, asking for donations for the fund-raiser’s silent auction. More than $4,000 worth of items was donated. Among them are a Carson Palmer signed football, a variety of Ohio State signed memorabilia, membership and equipment for two to Rock Quest, and tickets to Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Donations and items for the auction are still being accepted, Coey Grote said. The students also will work at the dinner, which will be held at Elements Conference and Events Centre in Sharonville. Senior class president Kara Henderson said the students wanted to provide an evening that’s enjoyable to the community to raise

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The gala event includes dinner, dancing and a silent auction. When: 7 p.m. to 111 p.m. Friday, April 30 Where: Elements Conference and Events Centre, 11974 Lebanon Road Cost: $50 a plate, or table of eight for $350 RSVP: By Friday, April 23 with payment to Princeton High School, 11080 Chester Road, Cincinnati 45246 or e-mail to reserve a place and pay on the night of the event. A copy of the RSVP form can be found on the district’s Web site: funds for a gift that’s close to their hearts. “I had the opportunity and pleasure of having him as a friend,” she said of Sawyer. “People in the community will know what he meant to us.”

Road improvement pushed back to 2011 By Amanda Hopkins

On the list 2010 road projects (will now be included in 2011 project) Lake Avenue Myrtle Avenue Beech Avenue Monroe Avenue Taylor Avenue Harrison Avenue Camner Avenue Queens Avenue Richmond Avenue Theodore Avenue Woodlawn Avenue Spencer Avenue York Avenue

St. Clair Avenue Pine Road Garden Drive Marview Drive Silvercrest Drive Irwin Avenue Matson Avenue Baen Road 2011 projected road projects Darnell Avenue Wexford Avenue Antrim Court Belfast Avenue Killarney Court

Tralee Court Trebor Avenue Mantell Avenue Dublin Court Limerick Avenue Donegal Drive Tenderfoot Lane Eagle Scout Court Eldora Drive Glengary Lane Glenburney Court Tramore Drive Scoutmaster Drive Camp Superior Drive

There will be no road improvement projects in Sycamore Township in 2010. Road superintendent Tracy Kellums said because of planned work by the Metropolitan Sewer District and Water Works on some of the township roads designated as part of the improvement project, he recommended to the Board of Trustees to postpone any township road project. The original project was


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Dreams come true for MND dance team

The Mount Notre Dame varsity dance team learned first-hand that dreams do come true at Disney World. After many months of practices, regional competitions and performances, the team headed to sunny Orlando, Fla., for the Universal Dance Association’s National Competition. This is the 10th consecutive year that the dancing Cougars have qualified for and competed in this national competition. This year’s competition proved to be challenging as the MND Cougars had to compete in preliminaries in order to make it to the semifinals and finals in the large Varsity Pom category. In the end, the countless hours of hard work and practice paid off as the Cougars were awarded seventh place in the nation among a larger-than-ever field of fierce competition. In the high kick category, the

team executed a nearly perfect routine, placing fourth. “The girls have worked so hard this year and have had a recordbreaking season coming home with three grand championships throughout the season and then placing fourth and seventh in Orlando,” varsity head coach and dance program director Melissa Kidd said. “I’m really proud of them. They represent MND so well on and off the dance floor. They truly are a remarkable group of girls.” Kidd is assisted by Jen Ackerman, a 2007 graduate of Mount Notre Dame who was a member of MND’s award-winning dance team while a student at MND. Tryouts for the 2010-2011 varsity and junior teams will be at Mount Notre Dame April 26 through April 28. For more information, e-mail Kidd at


The Mount Notre Dame varsity dance team competed in the Universal Dance Association’s National Competition in Orlando, Fla. Team members are, from left: first row, Alli Kelsey of Loveland, Kaitlin Kinman of Sharonville, Sarah Bitter of Loveland, Andrea Morrison of West Chester Township, Liz Alt of Loveland, Alix Malinoff of Kenwood; second row, assistant coach Jenn Ackerman, Amy McMahan of Springfield Township, Katie Riordan of Reading, McKenzie Barron of Loveland, Kaitlyn Corrigan of Loveland, Katie Storer of Landen, Alex Schraer of Loveland and head Coach melissa Kidd; third row, Ashley Poland of Loveland, Maddie Haubner of Liberty Township, Caitlin Dunkley of Kenwood, Allie Lang of Mason, Ashley Peter of Kenwood, Jenn Foppe of Mason, Megan Hupp of Loveland and Cassidy Layman of Loveland.


From left, the pi memorization winners were Mia Reilly of Wyoming (gold medal), Brianna Ko of Kenwood (gold medal) and Charlie Goldsmith of Amberley (bronze medal).

Seven Hills celebrates Pi Day with pie The Seven Hills School fifthgrade students of teachers Kaye Riser of Hyde Park and Karla Balskus of Madeira celebrated Pi Day March 14 with both pi and pie activities. The 12th-annual event included: solving math problems involving circumference, area and volume of pizza pans, donuts and cookies; competing to see who could write the most digits of pi from memory; and performing pi skits and songs.

Everything but the Ham


The Bethany School Student Council and the seventh-grade Christian education classes encouraged the school to collect grocery items for the CAIN (Churches Active in Northside) “Everything But the Ham” drive. Each grade level contributed one item to the collection. Twenty-four complete bags and 16 bags of extra donations were collected.

At the cross


Roger Bacon High School’s Drama Guild will present its spring musical “Oliver” at 7:30 p.m. April 23 and April 24 and at 5 p.m. April 25 at the school. Tickets are $9 for adults and $7 and can be ordered by calling Roger Bacon at 641-1300.



Bethany School’s service commemorating Good Friday was especially meaningful this year with students from grades two to eight portraying the Stations of the Cross. Here, Noah Mehrle (lying) portrays Jesus taken down from the cross, Ola Balkowiec, center, is Mary, and Jazmyn Underwood, left, and Sydni Berkhalter are mourning women. All are sixth-graders.

Mia Reilly of Wyoming won the gold medal for memorizing 160 digits of pi, which starts with the digits 3.14. Brianna Ko of Kenwood won the silver medal for 138 digits. Charlie Goldsmith of Amberley won the bronze medal for 63 digits. The three winners won chances to “pie” parent volunteers Elza Jonas of Hyde Park, Kim Choo of Montgomery and Amy Lutz of Indian Hill.

New Year celebration


St. Gabriel Consolidated School’s music teacher Rob Bethune organized a celebration of the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Tiger, with sixth-grade students. From left: Rachel Tenley (Liberty Township) and Sydni Rolfes (Fairfield) lead the traditional Chinese Lion Dance during the celebration.

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss

Kindergartners at St. Gabriel School celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss with their eighth-grade buddies. From left: Max Merkle (West Chester Township), Natalia D’Souza (West Chester Township), Emery Mayzum (Glendale), Jon Conner (West Chester Township) and Bailey Jones (Springdale) gather around a “Cat in the Hat” hat-shaped cake, wearing accompanying hats, in celebration.


This week in tennis

• Sycamore beat Princeton 4-1, April 8. Princeton’s Dan Regenold beat Karev 6-3, 6-2. • Cincinnati Country Day beat Wyoming 4-1, April 8. Wyoming’s Adam Tucker and Harrison Belew beat Meixner and Smith 6-2, 3-6, 6-4. Wyoming falls to 1-2 with the loss. • Princeton beat Colerain 5-0, April 13. Princeton’s Conner Nagle beat Osburg 6-1, 61; Dan Regenold beat Fitzgerald 6-1, 6-0; Kyle Ferchen beat Wilcox 6-1, 6-1; Mike Roy and Bent beat Finke and Moorman 6-2, 6-1; Bridenbach and Hazen beat Heintz and Sheline 6-3, 6-3. Princeton advances to 2-1 with the win.

This week in baseball

• Madeira beat Wyoming 17-7, April 9. Wyoming’s Adam Chalmers was 3-4 with two basehits and a homerun. • Badin beat Wyoming 1211, April 10. Wyoming’s Max Kadish was 2-4 with two RBIs. • Madeira beat Wyoming 18-9, April 12. Wyoming’s Adam Chalmers was 3-3. • Ross beat Wyoming 176, April 12. • Wyoming beat Deer Park 10-3, April 13. Wyoming’s Andy Dickson was the winning pitcher, and Evan Aleshire was 2-2 with two runs.

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By Mark Chalifoux

The Wyoming High School girls’ varsity lacrosse team won only one of its first four games this season, but the Cowboys should be a much improved team from last season. “This is the third year of the program so we still have some growing to do in the sport,” head coach Anne Murphy said. “We still have some pretty new girls, but we will have some improvement from last year.”

Of the 40 girls on the junior varsity and varsity teams, 18 played their first lacrosse game in the season opener. “It’s certainly a unique situation because we have girls that have six years of experience but we also have some girls who are totally new to the sport.” Murphy said the biggest challenge of working with a young team is situation recognition. “They haven’t seen the plays that will be used against them so it takes a

little longer to understand how to defeat them,” Murphy said. Wyoming does have a strong lacrosse feeder program so the Cowboys should have a more experienced team in the future. One difficulty for new players are the rules. “There are a lot of technical rules and some that are different from the lower levels so you need to work more on teaching the basics when you have some new players,” she said. She isn’t alone in the teaching though, as she’s


Wyoming High School junior Alex Fraik will provide leadership to a young Wyoming girls' lacrosse team this year. seen some of the more experienced girls on the

• McAuley beat Mercy 4-3, April 9. McAuley’s winning pitcher was Kayla Owens; Maria Meyer had three basehits. • Mount Notre Dame beat Seton 5-1, April 9. MND’s Sarah Young pitched 12 strikeouts; Kristi Boreing was 2-3 with two basehits. • Madeira beat Wyoming 9-1, April 9. Wyoming’s Lillian Krekeler was 2-4. • Wyoming beat McNicholas 4-2, April 10. Wyoming’s Rachel Rodrigue was the winning pitcher, and Abby Zennie as 2-4 with four basehits.

• Princeton boys finished 19th with a score of nine in the Coaches Classic, April 9. • Wyoming placed fourth with a score of 23 in the Early Bird Invite Division I, April 9. Wyoming’s Evan Cheshire won the 1600 meter in 5:08, and Weeks won the discus in 1:02.9. • Wyoming B placed sixth with a score of five in the Early Bird Invite Division II, April 9. • Princeton girls placed sixth with a score of 33.5 in the Coaches Classic, April 9. McAuley finished ninth with a 25. Princeton’s Claudia Saunders won the 100 meter hurdles in 14.92; Saunders won the 300 meter hurdles in 44.14. McAuley’s Lundyn Thompson won the discus at 118 feet, 5 inches; Thompson won the shot put at 41 feet, 1 inch.

This week in lacrosse

• Mariemont boys beat Wyoming 16-7, April 9. Wyoming’s Austin Hughes scored three goals, and Tyler Cornelius scored two. • Mount Notre Dame girls tied with Worthington Kilbourne 9-9, April 10. • Cincinnati Country Day beat Wyoming 11-2, April 12. Wyoming’s Smith scored two goals. • Ursuline beat MND 8-5, April 13. MND’s Steph Schmalz, Sara Kuhlman and Shannon Scherer each scored one goal; and Megan Russ scored two goals. • Mount Notre Dame beat St. Ursula 9-7, April 15.


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Wyoming sophomore Julie King races up the field during the Cowboys’ loss to Seven Hills on April 6. King scored a goal for Wyoming, which also got two from fellow sophomore Laura Cress.

team working with the younger kids. “That’s what I’m most proud of,” Murphy said. “We spend the first part of practice warming up together before splitting into junior varsity and varsity so it gives the kids an opportunity to teach each other. We scrimmage with both groups together so it’s not uncommon to see a girl helping out the girl she’s going against in the scrimmage. “They really teach the younger generation well and try to pass on what they know,” she said. The team is led by three seniors who spend time playing in the goal. Seniors Maddie Schneider, Yashira Rivera and Arris Gregory play other positions when they aren’t in net and Julie King and Laura Cress are the team’s top offensive threats. Murphy said the team’s biggest strength is the positive attitude and the willingness to learn the girls have. “No one is out there pretending they know it all and they work hard together as a team,” she said.

Vikings volleyball looks to end 4-year slide By Tony Meale

Seeking to avoid the program’s fifth straight losing season, the Princeton High School volleyball team is off to a 1-4 start (as of April 15). The Vikings began the year with 3-0 losses to Edgewood, Milford and Sycamore before beating Holy Cross on April 12. Princeton followed with a 3-0 loss to Lakota West the next night. “For a lot of guys, this is their first year playing,” head coach Tamette Duckworth said. “But we’ve been competitive against some tough teams like Sycamore.” Princeton fell to the Aviators 25-11, 25-10 and 25-14 April 8. The Vikings last had a winning season in 2005, when they went 9-9. Since then, they are 11-63, including 2-32 in the Greater Miami Conference. Princeton entered the season hoping to build on a 2009 campaign in which it went 4-14 after going a combined 2-30 in 2007 and 2008. “Overall, we’ve been competitive each of the last


Princeton’s Kevin Muenks gathers himself before serving against Lakota West.

two years,” said Duckworth, who is in her 13th year at Princeton, including her second as head coach of the boys team. “When I took over there were only six kids on varsity, and we didn’t have enough to fill a JV team.” This year, however, Duckworth had 40 boys try out for the team. She attributed that renewed interest in part to 2009 graduates Orlando Williams, Marquis Horne and Stefon Johnson;

that trio, which led the Vikings basketball team to the state final last March, all played volleyball as seniors. “That got people back into it,” Duckworth said. “We wish we could get some of the freshmen to play.” She has been particularly impressed with senior setters Chris Steineman and Antonio Trujillo, both of whom played soccer for Princeton. “They do a real nice job,” she said. Duckworth also commended four-year player Mark Vincent, a libero, as well as Keynonis Davis and Tevin Redmon, both of whom also play football. Other contributors include Abdul Abdur-Rahman, Marcus Armstrong, Andrew Chen, Darryl Curtis, Deauntay Francis, Antillio Lee, Kevin Muenks, Tyrell Pope, Ryan Simes, Darius Pritchett and Malcolm Smith. “Our biggest strengths are our overall quickness and passing (ability),” Duckworth said. “The biggest key will be improving out blocking.” Princeton hopes to finish in the middle of the GMC pack and win a tournament


Princeton High School’s Chris Steineman (14) sets up a teammate during a home match against Lakota West April 13, as Kevin Muenks (15) looks on. The Vikings fell 3-0. game. “That’s always tough because we’re in the same region with Moeller, St. X and Elder,” Duckworth said. St. X, Elder or Moeller

has won the state volleyball title 11 of the previous 13 years, including every year since 2003. “It’s tough, but it’s our goal,” Duckworth said.


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Moe volleyball smaller, more competitive By Mark Chalifoux

The Moeller volleyball team started the season 32, but head coach Greg Ulland feels confident in the Crusaders’ chances at a strong season. “The team will play really hard and get better every day, and I hope to win another title,” he said. “We have enough talent and a lot of selfless guys. Collectively, they are a good team.” On paper there aren’t many similarities to the team the Crusaders had in 2009. Moeller doesn’t have nearly as much size this season and doesn’t have the same level of experience but Ulland said the intangibles are the same. “The leadership and the idea of having everyone


Moeller’s A.J. Eckhoff gets ready to return a shot against McNicholas April 12. Moeller (3-2) defeated McNick 25-10, 25-18, 25-18. buy into getting better every day and working towards the same goal are still there,” he said. “This team is more competitively inclined as well.” “They play more sports outside of volleyball, which

makes our practices more competitive on a daily basis,” he said. The team is led by its setters and its defense. “Ball control is our biggest strength,” Ulland said. “We have the best


Moeller volleyball players rally before the start of a match against McNick. The Crusaders downed the Rockets in a home match April 13. group of setters around and our outsides are ball-control oriented. We pass well and play great defense and don’t make a lot of hitting errors. “We won’t beat ourselves. Teams have to beat us and that’s tough to stop,”

he said. Setters Landen Hunter and Marshal Luning are two standouts for the Crusaders and Ulland called junior Tucker Skove “one of the best players in the state.” A.J Eckhoff is a talented

player for Moeller, and John Abeln is the team’s most powerful hitter, according to Ulland. The Crusaders play a difficult schedule, including 11 matches against teams ranked in the top 10 in the state. The majority of those come in league play as all the Greater Catholic League South schools are ranked in the top 10 in the state and Moeller plays each twice. Moeller also narrowly lost to the No. 1 Division II team in the state, Archbishop Hoban, earlier in the season. Ulland said the tough schedule will pay off come tournament time. “Often, the best lessons are the ones hardest learned. Playing tough competition, even if you lose, helps you learn lessons about your own game.”

Bombers volleyball off to fast start for 2010 season By Tony Meale

The St. Xavier High School volleyball team may be young with only three seniors, but it hasn’t been acting its age this season. The Bombers reeled off three wins to open the year and win the St. Charles Tournament in Columbus March 27. “I was pleasantly surprised in the sense that I had no idea how we’d be,” head coach Bill Ferris said. “But we have a lot of talented guys.” St. X defeated La Salle, Elder and Lakota East to win the tournament. “I thought we played relaxed

and had some good ball control,” Ferris said. “Our serve-receive was pretty good.” Then the youth showed. The Bombers returned home and lost 3-0 at Elder on March 31. “That’s a tough place to play – in any sport. Volleyball is no different,” Ferris said. “We did a terrible job with our serve-receive – Elder served great – and we did a terrible job passing.” St. X followed with a 3-1 letdown against La Salle on April 6 before downing McNicholas 3-0 and Centerville 3-1. The Bombers are 5-2 as of April 16. Ferris said that balance has keyed his team’s fast start.

“We don’t have to rely on any one player or any two players to be great,” he said. “We’ve got a good group of players who are capable of stepping up.” As a result, Ferris said none of his players has really stood out as a go-to guy. Seniors Andy Keyes, Derek Jung and Joe Dahm have provided leadership, while several others have contributed, including Brian Shannon, Collin Flesner, Matthew Kues, Mike O’Brien, Matt Devine, Ben Lottman, Ben Gibler, Ben Krzmarzick, Stephen Creevy and Kyle Spoelker. Ferris did say, however, that his team needs to stay loose on the court. “We need a little bit more expe-

rience in big games; I think we tend to get nervous,” he said. “We’ve also got to cut down on unforced errors, especially in big moments.” The Bombers are coming off a 2009 season in which they went 15-3 and advanced to regionals. Ferris, who graduated from St. X in 1994 and played on the school’s first volleyball team, has led the Bombers to the state final four times in the last seven years, including state titles in 2003 and 2006. “I think we’ve been blessed with good talent. We’ve been steady,” Ferris said. “We’re not a feast-or-famine type of program. We get kids who are talented and

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willing to work.” The Bombers have several upcoming matches, including home meetings with Roger Bacon (April 24), Moeller (April 26) Purcell Marian (April 28) and Bishop Fenwick (May 1). “I would like to see us grow throughout the whole year,” Ferris said. “With only three seniors, we’ve got to get the younger guys up to speed with what to expect from the GCL.” St. X, Elder or Moeller has won the state volleyball title 11 of the previous 13 years, including every year since 2003.

SIDELINES Football, cheerleading sign-ups

The North Central Winton Woods Warriors Youth Football and Cheerleading Organization are conducting football and cheerleading signups from 2-4 p.m., Saturdays, April 24, May 8 and 22 and June 6, in the Winton Woods Middle School cafeteria, 147 Farragut Road, Greenhills. Cost is $100 before June 9, and $120 after June 9. Call Ken Williamson for football at 460-1005, and Andrea Smith for cheerleading at 807-8516.

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Lions ready to hit the ground running

UA track defending first GGCL title since 1997 By Anthony Amorini

A quartet of school record holders return for fourth-year head coach Lindsey Eckstein as the Ursuline Lions look to defend its Girls’ Greater Catholic League Scarlet Division title on the track this spring. Ursuline won its first GGCL title since 1997 last spring while besting second-place St. Ursula by 16 points, 158-142. Senior Molly Basch (pole vault) and juniors Pam

Showman (high jump) and Marisol Mason (100-meter hurdles, 300 hurdles) are all returning league champions for Ursuline. “I expect our team to set high goals and go after them,” Eckstein said. “This season we are trying to prepare the team for districts, regionals and hopefully state. “I know we have the talent to do great things this year and hopefully we can stay healthy and put it together on the right day,” Eckstein added. In addition to winning league, Showman also qualified to state in the high jump while setting a new Ursuline record in the event last season. Showman won her GGCL

title with a 5-foot-2 leap and finished seventh at the Division I State Championships as a sophomore. “Pam matched her outdoor (personal record) during her indoor season and is on pace for another trip to Columbus with improved marks,” Eckstein said. Alongside Basch, senior Mackenzie Harrell will also be a key leader for the Lions, Eckstein said. Harrell aims to break Ursuline’s record in the 300 hurdles this spring, Eckstein said of the fourth-year varsity starter. “Their devotion to the team, the sport, coaches and improving themselves is excellent. They constantly set a positive example of how to achieve great things

through hard work,” Eckstein said of Basch and Harrell. Though Basch managed to win a conference title in 2009, the GGCL finals was the first outdoor meet of the season for the standout last spring because of injury, Eckstein said. Basch owns the Ursuline record in the pole vault with Showman housing the high jump record and Mason claiming the long jump record. Khara Walker, an Ursuline sophomore, returns with a school record in the 200. Sophomore Sydney Bell, a middle-distance runner specializing in races ranging from the 200 to the 800, will also be a key contributor.

Spartans meander amid tough schedule By Tony Meale


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Wyoming High School class of 2007 graduate Jon Edgington was in town April 6 playing for Miami University against Xavier at XU’s Hayden Field. Edgington was elected captain as a junior this year. He led the Redhawks to a 5-3 victory by going 2-4 from the plate with a pair of doubles and two RBI.

The Roger Bacon High School boys’ volleyball team has hit a rough patch in its schedule. The Spartans, which started the season 2-0, have lost six of eight. They were 4-6 entering play April 20. Roger Bacon got off to a fast start this year, recording 3-0 wins over Holy Cross and Badin in late March. Spartans head coach Adam Goller attributed his team’s early season success to seniors Sean Speed (OH/DS)

and Nick Wilking (L). “Those guys have gone above and beyond this year,” Goller said. The Spartans, however, hosted a quad with Purcell Marian, Lakota East and Dublin Coffman on April 3 and lost all three matches. They followed with road losses to McNicholas (1-3 on April 6) and La Salle (0-3 on April 9) before besting Loveland 3-0 at home April 12. Roger Bacon then lost 30 to Elder, which has advanced to the Division I state final the last three years, before knocking off Fenwick 3-1.

“Our struggles came against some tough teams,” Goller said. “Elder and McNick are always good, Purcell is strong this year – we didn’t play well against some good teams.” Aside from Speed and Wilking, the Spartans have been led by a pair of returning first-team all-league performers – seniors Jake Rose (S) and Matt Westerfeld (MB). Goller has also been impressed with sophomores Ben Rose, Josh Wilking and Connor Mouty. Other contributors include senior Christian Van Rafelghem and juniors Evan

Macht, E.J. Weickert, Drew Wilson and Nick Koehling. “I’ve got a lot of good role players who played JV last season,” Goller said. “Their effort is there.” The Spartans are coming off a year in which they advanced to the state semifinals. Goller said his team must improve its blocking if it hopes to advance deep in the tournament this season. Roger Bacon has upcoming matches at Edgewood (April 21), at St. Xavier (April 23), against Moeller (April 27), at Sycamore (April 28) and at Carroll (April 29).

seventh with a score of 24 in the Run Em All at Anderson, April 10. McAuley placed eighth with a score of 18. • Princeton boys placed ninth with a score of 35 in the Vince Mercure Colerain Invitational, April 13. Wyoming boys placed 12th with a score of 10. Princeton’s Azariah Heard won the 100 meter, Princeton won the 4x200 meter relay in 1:31. • McAuley girls placed first with a score of 87 in the Vince Mercure Colerain Invitational, April 13. Princeton placed second with a 77, and Wyoming was 13th at 2. McAuley’s Danielle Pfeifer

won the 800 meter in 2:20.10, and the 1600 meter in 5:21.8; Lundyn Thompson won the shot put at 37 feet, 10.5 inches, and the discus at 114 feet, 08.5 inches. Princeton’s Jocelyn Spells won the 400 meter in 61.17; Claudia Saunders won the 100 meter in 14.67, and the 300 meter hurdles in 43.97; Princeton won the 4x400 meter relay in 4:04.3.

BRIEFLY More in tennis

• Wyoming beat Mason 32, April 13. Wyoming’s Mason Bourbon beat Dmitriev 6-0, 60; Gustav Plattenburg beat Schweppe 6-0, 6-3; and Jason Diamond and Matt Sumner beta Fitzgerald and Bhiranti 3-6, 6-1, 7-6. Wyoming advances to 2-2 with the win. • Princeton beat Indian Hill 3-2, April 14. Princeton’s Conner Nagle beat Cepela 6-2, 63; Dan Regenold beat A. Desai 6-3, 6-1; Kyle Ferchen beat Palmer 6-3, 6-1. • Princeton beat Middletown 5-0, April 15. Princeton’s Conner Nagle beat Habash 60, 6-0; Dan Regenold beat Bush 6-0, 6-0; Kyle Ferchen beat Johnson 6-0, 6-0; Mike Roy and Bent beat Parks and Woodlen 6-0, 6-0; Ficke and Bridenbach beat Meets and Wilhelm 6-0, 6-0. Princeton advances to 4-1 with the win. • Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy beat Wyoming 3-2, April 15. Wyoming’s Mason Bourbon beat Wittkugel 6-2, 6-0; and Gustav Plattendurg beat Eilau 6-1, 4-6, 10-6.

More in baseball

• Hamilton beat Princeton 12-0 in five innings, April 13. • Sycamore beat Princeton 11-1 in five innings, April 14. Princeton’s Dale Quint had two basehits. • Wyoming beat Deer Park 15-7, April 14. Wyoming’s Jordan Peeno was the winning pitcher, and Evan Aleshire was 2-4 with four basehits. • Sycamore beat Princeton 11-1 in five innings, April 14. Princeton’s Lionel Hill had two basehits. • Loveland beat Wyoming 17-4 in five innings April 15. Wyoming’s Max Kadish was 2-2 with four basehits.

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• Wyoming beat Anderson 5-2, April 10. Gabby Potvin was the winning pitcher and Zennie was 2-3 with five basehits and three RBIs. • Mount Notre Dame beat Bishop Hartley 1-0, April 10.

MND’s Sarah Young pitched nine strikeouts, and Avery Larkin had two basehits. • Princeton beat Springboro 4-3 in a double-header, April 10. Princeton’s Emma Ficke was the winning pitcher; Emily Roper had two basehits. Springboro came back in game two to beat Princeton 4-2. Princeton’s Ficke had two basehits. • Madeira beat Wyoming 6-1, April 12. Wyoming’s Ciara Rodrigue had two basehits. • McAuley beat Seton 2-1, April 12. McAuley’s Kirstie Reilman pitched four strikeouts, and Sara Zech had two RBIs. • Colerain beat Princeton 8-0, April 12. • Mount Notre Dame beat St. Ursula 1-0, April 12. MND’s Sarah Young pitched seven strikeouts, and Avery Larkin had an RBI.

• Mount Notre Dame beat McAuley 7-5, April 13. MND’s Sarah Young was the winning pitcher, and Avery Larkin was 3-4 with two RBIs. • Wyoming beat Deer Park 5-3, April 13. Wyoming’s Gabby Potvin pitched seven strikeouts, and Abby Zennie was 303 with four basehits and two RBIs. • Wyoming beat Deer Park 3-0, April 14. Wyoming’s winning pitcher is Rachel Rodrigue, and Abby Zennie was 2-3 with two basehits and an RBI. • St. Ursula beat McAuley 5-0, April 14. St. Ursula’s Megan Flenniken pitched 16 strikeouts, and Rachel VonLuehrte was 2-3 with an RBI. • Mount Notre Dame beat Ursuline 2-0, April 14. MND’s Sarah Young pitched 15 strikeouts; Kristi Boreing had two basehits.

• Mason beat Princeton 90, April 14. • Little Miami beat Princeton 1-0, April 15. • Mount Notre Dame beat Holy Cross 3-1, April 15. MND’s Sarah Young pitched 12 strikeouts, and Kristi Boreing was 3-3.

More in track and field

• Wyoming girls placed third with a score of 25 in the Early Bird Invite Division I, April 9. Mount Notre Dame placed fifth with a score of 16. Wyoming’s Stilles won the 1600 meter in 5:45; Wyoming won the 4x400 meter relay in 4:27.2; Blankenship won the 3200 meter run in 13:15. MND’s Farmer won the pole vault at 7 feet. • Wyoming B girls placed fifth in the Early Bird Invite Division II, April 9. • Princeton girls placed

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Respect for the dead

Vistors to posted these comments to a story about two men renovating Sharonville cemeteries: “This is a very cool thing that these guys are doing ... great job!!!” pjg56

No threats

Vistors to posted these comments to Steve DeHoff’s column in support of the Princeton City School District operating levy and bond issue on the May 4 ballot: “You point out some really important facts in this article. The Princeton School District has worked endlessly to trim their budget leading up to this levy. Taxpayers in recent history have not responded to threats made by school districts. Not once have I heard a threat. I have only heard what ‘value’ the school brings to the district. It should be noted that Hamilton County taxpayers just recently voted yes to a tax increase to save county libraries, essentially based on a threat to close them. I would hope that in this mmore friendly approach that taxpayers would invest in the district’s educational system, a similarly worthy cause.” ecunningham

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April 21, 2010






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We need to support our kids right now

I love good questions, and basically built a 23-year career as a newspaper reporter on that principle. Good questions lead to good answers. Same for good schools leading to higher property values. I’m proud to be a part of the leadership team at Princeton Schools that has provided great answers over the last two months. We’ve held dozens of public conversations on our campaign for a new high school and middle school and a small permanentimprovement levy on the May 4 ballot. Televised council meetings ... civic and political organizations ... senior-citizen groups ... chambers of commerce ... church leaders ... mayors. When’s the last time you saw our mayors and vice mayors saying publicly “We don’t agree on everything but we agree on this ... ” under a poster that reads “Princeton Pride.” They understand what’s at stake. At these events, which always

feature a Q&A session, enthusiasm has been very high. Especially from our elected officials. It’s also been great to see so many skeptics Tom O’Neill and fence-sitters toward supCommunity lean porting our kids Press guest Here are columnist three reasons for this. They’re surprised to learn that: • Princeton has the lowest residential school taxes among the 24 districts in Hamilton County. If voters say yes on May 4, Princeton will still rank second-to-lowest in taxes for the first two years, and in the bottom six in subsequent years. • Tens of millions of dollars in federal job-creation stimulus funding expires on Dec. 31. A yes vote would bring an estimated $180

million boost to the local economy, creating hundreds of jobs for workers who eat lunch in our local restaurants, gas up at our local stations, shop at our local businesses. Can’t wait to see the impact at Tri-County Mall. • Princeton has cut $13 million from the budget since ’04. We’ll cut $3 million next year if this passes ... and $6 million if it doesn’t. Teachers, administrators and support staff, good people all. Princeton High School and Princeton Community Middle School are both rated “Excellent” by the Ohio Department of Education, despite buildings that the independent Ohio School Facilities Commission says are so bad, renovation would cost 82 percent of building new. A yes vote would cost the owner of a $100,000 home just $3.77 a month for the first two years, then $12.44. For seniors it’s even less, just $2.70 a month, then $9.33. Until 2013, that’s 9

cents a day. We haven’t asked voters for operating money for 11 years. The average in Ohio is three to four years. We’ve also heard some misinformation at some meetings, so here’s clearing that up: • The board has never discussed closing Glendale Elementary, or any other elementary. • We’re gaining students, not losing them. That’s a trend we expect to continue as parents see more “Rated Excellent” banners throughout the district and young families see the value of our diversity and curriculum. The public often mentions how the kids are the future, but I interact with them every day and I don’t agree. Our kids are not the future. They are the right now. Tom O’Neill is the communications director for Princeton Schools. Previously, he covered education for the Cincinnati Post.

Hamilton County meeting challenges On Feb. 18, I was honored to deliver the State of the County address. The bottom line is that while Hamilton County, like most communities, faced major challenges in 2009, we met those difficulties head on and grasped at new opportunities in every way possible. We dramatically reduced spending, created and retained thousands of jobs, and fought to protect middle class families caught up in the economic crisis of 2009. And we built a strong foundation for 2010 and beyond. Much of this success can be attributed to something quite simple: unlike government in Washington and Columbus, which are paralyzed by partisan bickering, county leaders have worked in a bipartisan fashion to take on the problems before us. So during the tough times, we’ve worked together to get things done. Highlights from the last year include:

Fiscal responsibility

Faced with declining revenue and an uncertain economic climate, the county made difficult but necessary decisions regarding our priorities and spending. We lived within our means, even as

those means were greatly reduced. • Hamilton County accomplished a historic reduction in the size of county govDavid Pepper ernment, reducCommunity ing our budget $60 million Press guest by (22 percent) in columnist two years and lowering the level of spending equal to the amount spent in 1998. • Hamilton County received praise from Moody’s, which complimented the county’s “willingness to make difficult budgetary decision to reduce expenditures.”

Job creation

Hamilton County aggressively pushed for job growth and retention and business development. • During 2009, 51 economic developments took place in Hamilton County, creating and retaining more than 13,000 jobs and generating $309 million in investments. • These projects include large companies like General Electric, and many small businesses that

are growing right here in our county. • The county/city SuperJobs center continues to be a leader in the state, linking 2,200 people to jobs, and providing job training to 660 youth in our community.


The county devoted much of 2009 to developing a strong foundation of revitalized communities, so we can better compete to bring jobs and families to our county. • During 2009, the county began investing $8 million in federal funds to tear down blight and rehabilitate housing in 16 neighborhoods including Cheviot, Woodlawn and Colerain Township. • Communities will share $24 million to revitalize some of their most distressed properties beginning in 2010, • The county is working to revitalize business districts and brownfields in Blue Ash, Lockland, Harrison and others, and has added attractive tax abatements to spur developments in Madeira and Columbia Township. • By actively working with community partners to fight foreclosures, the county has now saved 2,175 homes from foreclo-

sure, averting $50 million in lost property values.

Public safety

Public safety continues to remain Hamilton County’s top budgetary priority. Despite the budget cuts, Hamilton County was able to keep core public safety services intact during 2009. • Through savings and stimulus, Hamilton County rehired 35 sheriff’s deputies, eliminated the need for coroner shutdown days, and added electronic monitoring units. • Ohio has identified Hamilton County as the state’s demonstration site for addressing criminal justice issues specifically related to veterans. • And we continue to pursue reforms to ensure that our Court and corrections system is run as efficiently and effectively as possible. To read and watch my full State of the County speech in full, please visit: David Pepper is a Hamilton County commissioner. He is also a candidate for state auditor.

CH@TROOM April 7 question

Do you agree with President Obama’s decision to open more coastal waters to oil and gas exploration? Why or why not? ‘Yes, I support President Obama’s decision regarding offshore drilling. “The president realizes that traditional sources of energy are going to continue to be important as we transition to a more sustainable, energy efficient, cleaner, less dependent on foreign oil, and national security enhancing energy agenda. “Offshore drilling with environmental, coastline and community protections, the development of a new generation of nuclear power plants, investment in technologies that will allow for the use of coal, the most bountiful natural U.S. resource, without polluting the

planet, and increased development of biofuels are all a part of this non-ideological mix as we develop new sources of energy based on wind, solar, and the power of our coastlines. “The president is convinced that whoever builds a clean energy economy, whoever is at the forefront of that, is going to own the 21st Century global economy.” R.O.S.

April 14 question

What’s your opinion of Chad Ochocinco’s non-football activities, like “Dancing with the Stars”? “To me, these athletes should have to purchase a high quantity of injury insurance to cover their franchise in case of injury. You can not limit them for what they

this makes him happy.”

Next questions Glendale is putting up signs near the village square to help people negotiate through the business district. Is this a good idea? Will it make you more likely to shop at the Square? Why or why not? How did you spend, or how do you plan, to spend your tax refund? Was it more or less than last year? Every week The Tri-County Press asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line. can do, but you can make them think twice about their safety, the franchise and their fans.” D.J. “Chad is a breath of fresh air.” J.Z. “I have no interest in dancing when professionals do it so I seldom watch ‘Dancing With The

Stars.’ Just the same I have seen some of Chad’s performances and think he should concentrate more on football.” R.V. “Good for him! He is pretty good at dancing, and if he enjoys it, more power to him. I’m a little jealous of his talent; he is a real entertainer in many ways. I hope

“He seems to dance better and more consistently than playing football. Maybe he missed his true calling.” R.L.H. “Who cares? When Chad (whatever his last name du jour is) becomes a great, consistent player on the football field, then maybe what he does off the field will take on some interest.” M.M. “I think it’s good for his image and the image of the Bengals.” K.A.P. “Go Chad go ... just tone down some of your comments!” S.W.

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Loveland sixth-grader nabs volunteer awards A Loveland Intermediate School sixth-grader who helped feed hundreds of families with sick children recently found herself on the receiving end, winning two volunteer awards. The first given Morlan Osgood of Miami Township was a state-level Certificate of Excellence from the 2010 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. Osgood initiated a Girl Scout Troop 48609 of Loveland project in which the young people raised $350 by making and selling crafts, then used the money to prepare home-cooked meals for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Greater Cincinnati in Avondale. The facility houses families whose children are receiving medical treatment at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Clifton. Some 200 people were fed. “I have really learned to appreciate how lucky I am and that not everyone is so fortunate,” Osgood said. “This project was very challenging, but it made me realize that I can make a difference in the world, and best of all, I can motivate others to make a difference, too.” The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program, which is in its 15th year, recognizes top middleand high school level volunteers based on personal initiative, creativity, effort, impact and personal growth.


Anthony Pilone, managing director for Prudential Insurance, presents Loveland Intermediate School sixthgrader Morlan Osgood with a Certificate of Excellence award. The President’s Council on Service and Civic Leadership also gave Osgood a President's Gold Volunteer Service Award for additional community-service projects. Osgood volunteered more than 100 hours making more than 100 hot and cold packs for the troops, being an assistant soccer coach for an instructional soccer team and presenting robotics to more than 500 students at science day for two different schools. “It is truly an honor to have a student like Morlan,” said Chad Hilliker, Loveland Intermediate School principal. “She is dedicated to helping others in our community and beyond. She inspires all of us to do our best. “I can only imagine the amazing things she will do in the future,” Hilliker said. Osgood is the daughter of Al and Lisa Osgood.


Cincinnati Preservation Association is presenting “Famous Architects of Glendale” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22, at First Presbyterian Church of Glendale, 155 E. Fountain Ave., Glendale. It is an illustrated lecture by historian Beth Sullebarger. The cost is a $10 suggested donation. Call 721-4506 or visit


Sharonville Chamber of Commerce is hosting “Where are you eating this weekend? - Need some advice?” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Thursday, April 22, at Elements Conference and Event Centre, 11974 Lebanon Road, Sharonville. Polly Campbell, Cincinnati Enquirer restaurant critic, discusses how she rates restaurants and more. Lunch is provided. The cost is $35, $25 member. Registration is required. Call 554-1722 or visit

Flower show

Cincinnati Horticultural Society is hosting the Cincinnati Flower Show from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, April 23, at Symmes Township Park, 11600 Lebanon Road, Symmes Township. It is a world-class horticultural event with hundreds of landscapers, growers, floral designers and artists. Various

dining opportunities available from fine dining, casual and afternoon teas. It is Small Wonders Children’s Weekend, international celebration exploring crafts, foods and holidays around the world, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The cost is $20, $15 advance; $2 ages 3-15. Parking: $8 valet, $4. Call 872-9555 or v i s i t

Book signing, discussion

St. Columban School is hosting Rita Nader Heikenfeld, Dawn Weatherwax and Joan Manzo at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, at St. Columban Church, 894 Oakland Road, Loveland. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The authors discuss and sign “The Offical Snack Guide for Beleaguered Sports Parents.” Includes information on healthy snacks and a healthy snack tasting. Book purchase benefits St. Columban School. The cost is $17 for the optional book purchase, otherwise the event is free. Registration is required. Call 6837903 or e-mail Loveland.

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Youngsters Ricky, Wesley and Teddy Johnson from Finneytown were with their mom, all dressed in period costume. Imagine the wearing these outfits in the summer! See them at Lebanon’s May 20 Decoration Day parade, and the Heritage Village Museum in Sharon Woods May 22 and May 23.

Civil discourse in fashion at library

over the hoop. A corded pettiMarch was Women’s coat was for inside wear so that History Month and chilthe dress could easily be dren’s librarian Millie Henmoved out of the way of open ley arranged for the Ladies fires. After childbirth, fire was Living Historical Society the second highest cause of Fashion Show at the Forest death. Park Library. Donna’s dress had an openTo see beautifully crafted ing to the left and a “pocket” Civil War era dresses and Evelyn that tied around the waist and memorabilia of photoPerkins held valuables. I wondered if graphs, parasols, beaded is where the term “pocketbags and the like reminded Community that book” originated. She was also me of the Smithsonian. The Press wearing a pinner apron first thing I noticed was a columnist attached to the bodice with two mannequin wearing a gorpins, period eyeglasses, and geous ivory colored dress made by Wyoming’s Donna Dinkelak- under sleeves that were either tied on er. Did you ever wonder how the or sewn with elastic. Dresses were not meant to touch ladies of that period cared for those voluminous dresses? Read on and the skin, and under sleeves and collars were easier to remove and launder you’ll learn that and lots more. Donna invited me to cover the than the outer dress. Top-shelf fabric show. She became interested in the was used for the hems, which were society when her son, Jacob, partici- replaced when they became frayed. pated in historical re-enactments. These outfits were designed so that Donna wore a work dress and they could be altered to fit others. Stockings were hand knit. Hoops explained that the ladies of the time dressed in seven layers beginning kept you cool to a point, and freed with a chemise and drawers/pan- ladies to wear from 15-16 petticoats. Clothes were a sign of good character. taloons. A corset gave the illusion of a tiny Older women abstained from gaudy waist and kept a woman’s back from colors and feathers. Mature women hurting her. The weight of five yards covered their heads with bonnets. of fabric, plus petticoats and a priva- Hankies were worn on the waist, and cy/under-petticoat could really do you “the whole nine yards” went into in. A cage or hoop petticoat came dresses and outfits. Most women of the era made their next, and then an over-petticoat, worn

own clothes, bonnets and hairdressings as do the members of the Living History Society. Talk about skill! They volunteer at the Museum Center, meeting there once a month. There are 35 members from all over the area. The junior group has 14 members ages 13-19. Teresa Earhart (Anderson Township) made pen wipes and a tobacco pouch lined with leather. Julianne Layman (West Chester Township) is in charge of the Heritage Village Museum junior group. Mother and daughter Sue and Philli Watts came from Lebanon. Sue copied her dress from an 1863 portrait of Evelyn Corwin of Lebanon that hangs in the Glendower Museum. She restores dresses from the 1830s-1910 for the Warren County Museum History Center and feels our textiles rival those in London’s museums. Arleen Donikowski (Greenhills) wore a wrapper designed for both morning wear and maternity attire. Deana Jordan (Camp Dennison) was in a “Zouave” outfit styled after an Italian military uniform. Judie Crank (Mt. Healthy) wore a heritage outfit from Scotland. Several different uniforms were worn at the beginning of the Civil War. 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.

Ladies Fine Dining/Shopping Club looking for members A new club is being created for ladies who like fine dining, shopping and meeting other friends. The Ladies Fine Dining and Shopping Club will meet the third Wednesday of each month at the Golden Lamb Restaurant in

Lebanon, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. From there, the members will depart for four shopping malls each month. There are three membership requirements: • members must be female and 50-years-old or older;

• members must be independent drivers; • members must be responsible people. There is no cost to join. Only 40 members will be active in the club; all others will be put on a waiting list. Membership applications

are available at the Golden Lamb and the Countryside YMCA Senior Center, or by sending a request to: LFDS Club, P.O. box 80, Morrow, Ohio, 45152.

Playhouse in the Park hosts day camp The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park still has spots available in its popular Summer Theatre Day Camp, with sessions being offered in June and July. Classes provide fun and in-depth explorations of a broad range of acting skills, from stage movement and improvisational activities (similar to those seen on television in “Whose Line is it Anyway?”) to stage combat and television acting. All

classes are taught by local theatre professionals and educators. Classes are available for children age 5 through high school and divided by grade level. All classes take place in a friendly and non-intimidating learning environment. No previous acting or performing experience is required to participate. The creative dramatics camp (for children age 5 or entering grades 1-2) is

offered in one-week sessions, taking place the weeks of June 14, June 21, July 5, July 12, July 19 and July 26. The cost is $100. All other half-day camp sessions for students entering grade three through high school run for two weeks on the following dates: June 14 - June 25, July 5-16 and July 19-30. The cost for these camps is $275. A very limited number of scholarships are available

based on financial need. With each camp registration, parents will receive one free ticket (up to a $62 value) to the 2010/2011 Marx Theatre season, excluding “A Christmas Carol.” Some restrictions apply. For more information or to register, contact the Playhouse box office at 4213888. Visit to register online.


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


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


Famous Architects of Glendale, 7:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church of Glendale, 155 E. Fountain Ave. Illustrated lecture by historian Beth Sullebarger. $10 suggested donation. Presented by Cincinnati Preservation Association. 721-4506; Glendale.


Sonny Moorman Group, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Black Angus Burgers & Brews, 10575 Chester Road. Free. 772-1500. Woodlawn.


AARP Drivers Safety, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Springdale Community Center, 11999 Lawnview Ave. Refresher course for ages 50 and up. $14, $12 AARP members. Presented by Springdale Parks and Recreation. 346-3910. Springdale. F R I D A Y, A P R I L 2 3


Ladies Night, 9 p.m. Rhinos Live, 11473 Chester Road. With DJ Clockwork spinning Rhythm and Blues, and Motown music. No sportswear. Dress sexy, classy and smooth. For Ages 25 and up. $5; free women before 11 p.m. free men before 10 p.m. Through April 30. 742-5483; Sharonville.


Village Squares, 8 p.m.-10:30 p.m. St. Gabriel Consolidated School, 18 W. Sharon Ave. Club for experienced square dancers and round dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Glendale.


Weekend of Workshops with Medium and Teacher Sharon Anne Klingler, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. “Messages from Beyond.” $20 Friday only. Inner Compass, 10901 Reed Hartman Highway. $180. Registration required. 5879855; Blue Ash.


Wine Bar Tasting, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. The Wine Store, 9905 Montgomery Road. Fifty cents per taste. 984-9463; Montgomery. Wine Tasting, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Piazza Discepoli Glendale, 23 Village Square. $10. 7716611; Glendale.


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


Mark Hundley, 3:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Black Angus Burgers & Brews, 10575 Chester Road. Free. 772-1500. Woodlawn.


Southern Junction, 9 p.m. Black Angus Burgers & Brews, 10575 Chester Road. 7721500. Woodlawn.


The Photography Club of Greater Cincinnati Travel Series, 7:30 p.m. October Light, Eastern Sierras. Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharon Centre. Photos from various regions of the world along with commentary. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-5275; Sharonville.


Cake Decorating with Lynn from Bonnie Lynn Bakery, 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Watch, learn and practice on bakery item with professional. Ages 50 and up. Free. 247-2100. Symmes Township.


Sports Card and Memorabilia Show, 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Moeller High School, 9001 Montgomery Road. Shop from 135 dealer tables. Shopping spree giveaways. Celebrate closing of Crosley Field in 1970. Former Reds players Wayne Granger and Lee May sign autographs Friday 6-8 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $6 weekend pass, $3 per day. 398-5225; Kenwood. S A T U R D A Y, A P R I L 2 4


Kitchen Frocks and Crock Pot Lunch, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Stitch Studio, 7835 Camargo Road. Sally Godshalk demonstrates making aprons out of skirts, dresses, pillowcases and more. Terri Morgan provides lunch of Alfredo chicken and glazed pecan salad. $75 includes materials and lunch. Registration required. 561-4555; Madeira.


Yoga Class for Men, 8 a.m.-9 a.m. Evendale Village Recreation Center, 10500 Reading Road, Activity Room. Learn and practice techniques with Roger Null. Book available for purchase. $70, $12 one-day drop-in. Registration required. 755-0963. Evendale.


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


The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary Kit, 11 a.m. Barnes & Noble, 7800 Montgomery Road. Activities celebrate “Wimpy Kid” series. Ages 8-11. 794-9440. Kenwood.


DixZ Highway. 9 p.m. Black Angus Burgers & Brews, 10575 Chester Road. 772-1500. Woodlawn.

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Night for the Grown and Classy, 9 p.m. Rhinos Live, 11473 Chester Road. With DJ Ghost spinning the Rhythm and Blues, and Motown sounds. No sportswear. Grown, classy and sexy attire required. For 25 years and up. $10, $5 before 11 p.m.; free before 10 p.m. 742-5483; Sharonville.


Fo Mo Brothers, 4 p.m. Mount Zion Baptist Church, 10180 Woodlawn. Gospel music concert. Free, donations accepted. 7726230. Woodlawn.


The Dukes, 7 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Jim Dandy’s Family BBQ, 2343 E. Sharon Road. 7714888. Sharonville.


Tom Simmons, 8 p.m. Ages 21 and up. $12. Go Bananas, Reservations required. 9849288. Montgomery.


The Garden of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, 7:30 p.m. Sharonville Fine Arts Center, 11165 Reading Road. Featuring Playhouse’s Touring Company. Free-flowing adaptation of the Kipling classic, a comedy about sharing and cooperation. Part of Playhouse Off the Hill Series. Ages 4 and up. $5. Presented by Playhouse in the Park. 688-8400. Sharonville.


Sports Card and Memorabilia Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Moeller High School, $6 weekend pass, $3 per day. 398-5225; Kenwood.


Bill Goodman’s Gun and Knife Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road. $7, $1 ages 12 and under. 502-538-3900; Sharonville.


Great American Cleanup, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Baldwin Grove, 11111 Springfield Pike. National day of service with nearly two and a half million volunteers throughout the country cleaning up their communities. Volunteers pick up litter as well as improve neighborhoods by planting flowers and trees, cleaning riverbanks, collecting tires, painting facades, fences and fire hydrants, landscaping, streetsweeping, power washing windows, distributing recycling bins and removing gum and graffiti. Presented by Keep Cincinnati Beautiful. 352-4380; Springdale. Great American Cleanup, 10 a.m. City of Deer Park, , National day of service with nearly two and a half million volunteers throughout the country cleaning up their communities. Volunteers pick up litter as well as improve neighborhoods by planting flowers and trees, cleaning riverbanks, collecting tires, painting facades, fences and fire hydrants, landscaping, street-sweeping, power washing windows, distributing recycling bins and removing gum and graffiti. 352-4380; Deer Park.


Sharonville Chamber of Commerce is hosting “Where are you eating this weekend? - Need some advice?” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Thursday, April 22, at Elements Conference and Event Centre, 11974 Lebanon Road, Sharonville. Polly Campbell, Cincinnati Enquirer restaurant critic, discusses how she rates restaurants and more. Lunch is provided. The cost is $35, $25 member. Registration is required. Call 554-1722 or visit S U N D A Y, A P R I L 2 5


The Last Race, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Zappa Studios, 11165 Reading Road. High concept studio motion picture benefiting American Cancer Society. Need 671 volunteer cast members including extras. All ages (very few roles for ages 14 and under), all ethnic backgrounds (Hispanic and Middle Eastern strongly encouraged to audition) all body types with specific need for female body builders, muscular men ages 18-35 with dark, heavy body hair. May be domestic and international travel. Contains mature subject matter. Presented by David Garrison Productions. Sharonville.


Bob Cushing, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Black Angus Burgers & Brews, 10575 Chester Road. 772-1500. Woodlawn.


Incline to the Finish Line 5K, 8 a.m. St. Joseph Home of Cincinnati, 10722 Wyscarver Road. Registration begins 7 a.m. Run/walk features Waffle House-sponsored breakfast. Benefits St. Joseph Home. $30 with Tshirt, $20. Registration recommended, available online. 5632520; Sharonville.


Shabbat: Interfaith Outreach Program, 10 a.m.-noon, Temple Sholom, 3100 Longmeadow. Information about history and customs of Shabbat presented. Intended for people in interfaith relationships (partner/spouse, child, parent, grands, aunts, etc.) where at least one of the people is Jewish. Snack included. Free. 791-1330. Amberley Village.


Sports Card and Memorabilia Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Moeller High School, $6 weekend pass, $3 per day. 398-5225; Kenwood.


Bill Goodman’s Gun and Knife Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sharonville Convention Center, $7, $1 ages 12 and under. 502-538-3900; Sharonville.

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AUCTIONS Quarter Auction, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. SPCA Sharonville, 11900 Conrey Road. Training/Seminar Wing. Bring rolls of quarters for bidding on items from vendors. Split the pot, raffles and concessions available. Ages 21 and up. $1. Presented by Sheltered Paws Dog Rescue. Through June 22. 919-0229; Sharonville. CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Springdale Communicators Toastmasters Club Meeting, noon-1 p.m. Springdale Community Center, 11999 Lawnview Ave. Visitors welcome. Presented by Springdale Communicators Toastmasters Club. 4591491. Springdale.


Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-8:45 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400; Indian Hill.


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


Rhythm and Rhymes, 9 p.m. Rhinos Live, 11473 Chester Road. Get up in front of the mic and do some poetry. Casual attire. Ages 21 and up. $5. 742-5483; Sharonville.


Matinee Musicale Concert Series, 11 a.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Baiba Skride, violin; Lauma Skride, piano. Music of Bach, Schnittke and Beethoven. $15, $3 students with ID. 469-9819; Amberley Village.

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A Mixed Media Menagerie, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Global Lead Art Gallery, 366-8344. Sharonville.


Search Engine Marketing: How to Get on Page One of Google, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Madeira City Building, 7141 Miami Ave. Learn value of search engine marketing and what you can do to get your business found online. Presented by Madeira Chamber of Commerce. 503-4404; Madeira.


Tai Chi Class, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Instructed Tai Chi for beginners with Jennifer. Free. Reservations required. 247-2100. Symmes Township.


Soil Fertility Testing Kits, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District, $10. 772-7645; Springdale. Vegetable Gardening on a Small Scale, 6:30 p.m. Glenwood Gardens, 10623 Springfield Pike, Highfield Discovery Garden. Includes planning, planting, watering and pest control in a vegetable garden.Adults. $12, vehicle permit required. Registration required online by April 21. 521-7275; Woodlawn.


Karaoke Night, 8:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Black Angus Burgers & Brews, 10575 Chester Road. $3 mixed drinks. Free. 772-1500. Woodlawn.

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ART EXHIBITS A Mixed Media Menagerie, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Global Lead Art Gallery, 366-8344. Sharonville. BENEFITS

Embers Extravaganza, 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Embers, 8170 Montgomery Road. Sushi ice bar, celebrity bartenders, martini luges, silent auction, live music, hors d’oeuvres and more. Benefits Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. $85, $75 advance. Reservations required. 984-8090. Madeira.


Contra Dance, 8 p.m.-10 p.m. The Center for the Arts, 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. Presented by Cincinnati Contra Dancers. 859-291-6197; Wyoming. PROVIDED

The American Girl Fashion Show will be Friday-Sunday, April 23-25, at Music Hall. For girls 4-13, their families and dolls, the event provides a light meal and presentation of contemporary and historical fashions by local girls. The weekend is in support of the Aubrey Rose Foundation, which helps critically ill children. Shows are 7 p.m. Friday; 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $35 per person. Purchase tickets at Pictured is model Nicole Sweet from Mount Washington showcasing Cincinnati’s very own American Girl Doll Kit Kittredge on the runway last year.


Line Dance, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Springdale Community Center, 11999 Lawnview Ave. Dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 321-6776. Springdale.


The Cincinnati Flower Show blooms in Symmes Township Park, 11600 Lebanon Road, Symmes Township, through Sunday, April 25. The show offers hundreds of landscapers, growers, floral designers and artists, fine and casual dining and teas. From 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday, April 23-25, is Small Wonders Children’s Weekend, an international celebration exploring crafts, foods and holidays. Saturday is Fairies and Frogs Day, with costumes encouraged. Hours are: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. through Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $20, $15 advance; $2 ages 3-15, free ages 2 and under. Parking: $8 valet, $4.


April 21, 2010

Tri-County Press


The diminishing supply of trust ment officials and politicians whose chief goal is self-aggrandizement rather than the common good; celebrities who can’t trust in the marriage vows their spouses make, etc. Almost every sector of society seems to have more than its ordinary supply of untrustworthy members. An atmosphere of distrust or betrayal breeds more. If so many people are untrustworthy and if it’s “just the way human nature is,” then we’re tempted to ask, “Why should I be any different, I’m not as bad as they are?” Eventually we find it more and more difficult to trust anyone: “In God we trust, all others pay cash!” Psychological professionals, such as Erik Erick-

Life’s a pit of insecurity and paranoia without trust. A sense of trust is crucial for both every healthy person and for every thriving society. Yet, bearing in mind the information each day’s news brings, does it not seem trust is eroding? Who do we trust today? There are some athletes who drug-up or fail their spouses, fans, and falsify their records; financial advisors who milk their investors in Ponzi schemes; banks that go down through greed or mismanagement; churches have some pedophile clergy in their ranks or authorities worried about institutional image rather than God’s little ones. There are also govern-

son, consider the development of trust as extremely important. Erickson placed basic trust first on his famous list of necessary components for developing a healthy personality. We do not grow well unless we receive it from others, and we are not grown up unless we can give it to others. Trust is an act of faith. It engenders a firm belief and confidence in the honesty, integrity, reliability and justice of another person. In a relationship, trusting the other means we believe we can be open, unguarded and undefended before them. When we trust another we believe in the truth of what that person says and does. We believe he or she would never purposely hurt

us, gossip about us, nor reject us when we’re down and vulnerable. “You can count on me!” states their coat-of-arms. The opposite of trust is betrayal, and we know how much betrayal can hurt. After a serious or series of betrayals, we distrust the betrayer and often others as well. We don’t want to experience the pain of betrayal over again. One man recalled often how he felt the day his mother walked away from him forever. Though later he married a wonderful woman deeply devoted to him, he could never quite trust his wife. He saw in the smallest evidences imagined signs of a coming betrayal. Eventually, he drove his wife away

and alienated his children by his suspicions – and then used their going as examples of why no one is trustworthy. Distrust can distort our hearts and minds. Trust is not a fixed or unchanging entity any more than life is. It can be given, taken back, diminished or lost – or it can be rebuilt anew. Time is usually involved in building or losing trust. Trust keeps asking something from us long after it begins. It’s an ongoing process, not a one-time payment. At times there can be so many lies, so many cruelties, so much uncaring, that the wisest thing to do is to stop trusting another. The other person has proven him or herself totally

untrustFather Lou worthy. To still mainGuntzelman tain trust Perspectives would be disrespecting ourselves. At other times we must move on in our efforts to rebuild trust. Doing so requires risk and courage. It also increases mental and emotional health, as well as our soul’s desire to love and be loved. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

IN THE SERVICE Kirby joins Army

new soldier the option to learn a new skill, travel and become eligible to receive as much as $50,000 toward a college education. After completion of basic military training, soldiers receive advanced individual training in their career job specialty prior to being

James P. Kirby has joined the United States Army under the delayed entry program. The program gives young men and women the opportunity to delay entering active duty for up to one year. The enlistment gives the

assigned to their first permanent duty station. The recruit qualifies for a $700 enlistment bonus. Kirby, currently attending Princeton High School, will report to Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C., for basic training in July 2010. He is the son of Heather Price.






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Everything’s coming up violets this spring

One good turn deserves another. You’ve heard that time and again. But this week it’s really true in my little corner of the world. Frank, my husband, plowed several of our neighbors’ gardens, including the Caudills’ garden. A few days later some of the Caudill kids stopped me as I was walking past their home with grandson, Jack. They ran out to the road and gifted me with several packed baggies of violets, completely stemmed. Now, I don’t know if they did that in reciprocation for Frank plowing their garden, but regardless, their effort far outweighed Frank’s. If you’ve ever

plucked tiny violets from a thick carpet of s p r i n g grass you k n o w I Rita what mean. Heikenfeld TomorRita’s kitchen r o w they’re coming over to make violet jams, jellies and vinegars. If we have time, we’ll pick redbud flowers from the trees and make jelly from those, as well. Redbud jelly doesn’t have the beautiful color that violet does, but it’s a delicious jelly. Redbud flowers

make a beautiful garnish on salads and desserts. You can also eat the seed pods that form. I like to pick them when they’re real slender and young and sauté in a bit of garlic and butter. Just make sure the edible flowers, etc., you ingest have not been sprayed.

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Designer designer greener spaces Tracy Murray, a landscape designer who works for Delhi Flower and Garden Centers in Springdale, looks over sedum that will be featured in Delhi’s exhibit, “Sustain Me,” at the 2010 Cincinnati Flower Show. “When I watch the ‘green’ movement, many times what I see seems so unattainable to me … for instance, I do not have the means to build a new LEED-certified building, no near plans for remodeling or renovation, and HGTV has not offered to come over-

haul my property,” Murray said. Murray ’s thoughts echo those of many of her clients – people who want to do … something. What it boils down to, she says, is, “How can I contribute?” Murray and her colleagues at Delhi Flower and Garden aim to help visitors to this year’s Cincinnati Flower Show see that there are small but significant ways in which they can go greener – and at the same time treat both the environment and themselves a little

more gently. Delhi’s exhibit will feature a restful garden structure built of sustainable bamboo, a rooftop garden, a rainwater collection and irrigation system including a lighted rain screen), an emphasis on native shrubs and flowers and permeable pavers made of recycled materials. The overall garden design, in addition to promoting sustainability, had an almost Zen feel. It is relaxing – and it soothes the senses. The Delhi garden is

designed to appeal to the sense of touch, smell, sight and sound. Murray’s Sustain Me garden will be a part of the Grand Marquee exhibit at the 2010 Cincinnati Flower Show, April 17-25, at Symmes Township Park. Delhi Flower and Garden Centers won the Chicago Horticultural Society Medal at the 2009 Cincinnati Flower Show for the exhibit, Backyard Garden Retreat. Judges praised the 2009 exhibit, calling it, “an exhibit showing outstand-

Sharonville hosts car show Sharonville Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 33rd Sharonville Classic Car Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 25, in Historic downtown Sharonville on Reading Road between East Sharon and Cornell roads. View the full spectrum of classic cars along with Corvettes, Chevys, Thunderbirds, Street Rods and more. Enjoy authentic southern barbecue, a cold one, hamburgers, ice cream and more. Enjoy a stroll through Historic Sharonville, listening to a DJ spinnin’ da’ tunes, an afternoon of fun with family and friends. Prizes and trophies are awarded in 22 classes. Thanks to the input of many car owners, the new and improved Sharonville Classic Car Show has added Express Entry for pre-registered cars, reduced the entry fee, added peer judging, has classes for all model years,

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region for its 33rd year,” Chamber President Rich Arnold said. “Over 500 cars were on display last April, while thousands of visitors enjoyed the great food, fantastic weather and beautiful cars,” adds event Chairwoman Barbara Scull of the Alleen Co. “Be sure to join us this year – it is a new and improved car show!”

“Mike Albert Resale Cent e r s ( deserves a round of applause for their sponsorship of this great event,” said Pat Madyda, car show co-chair for the 10th year. “Their support creates the fuel that makes this car show run.” The event is family friendly.

REUNIONS Riverside and Sedamsville residents – who are 50 years old or older and live or have lived in the Riverside area, attended RIverside Harrison, St. Vincent or OLPH school, are invited to an annual neighborhood reunion at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, April 25, at Jim and Jacks on the river, 3456 River Road (formerly Adolph’s Cafe). For more information, call Sandy at 941-5363. Sycamore High School Class of 1969 – is having a “belated 40th” reunion the weekend of May 21. From 5-9 p.m., on Friday, May 21 there will be an all-class reunion at the Peterloon estate in Indian Hill. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, the group will be touring its old high school (now the junior high), followed by an all-day cookout/picnic in the Sycamore Shelter of the Blue Ash Nature Park on Cooper Road (next to the police station). Contact Carol Wuenker-Hesterberg at 793-2165 or E-mail her at: to RSVP or for more information. Additional weekend events are pending. Residents of Sayler Park before 1980 – are invited to the Sayler Park Reunion from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

(or until the street lights come on), Saturday, May 29, at Lee’s Shelter in Fernbank Park (old River Park). Rain date is June 5. Attendees should bring their own food for their families along with chairs, ice, coolers, games, cornhole boards, horseshoes, etc. Attendees are also asked to bring any old photos they have. Call Kim Jacobs Harmeyer at 347-6105, or Al Richardson at 378-2454 with questions. Glen Este High School Class of 1970 – is having its 40th reunion from 711 p.m., Friday, June 11, at Receptions Eastgate, 4450 Eastgate Blvd. Cost is $50 and includes dinner buffet and DJ. Contact Bruce Griffis at 943-9330, or Princeton High School Class of 1970 – will have its 40th reunion on June 25 and 26. A buffet is planned for 7-11 p.m. Friday, June 25, at Raffel’s Banquet Hall in Evendale. The class will also meet from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., at Sharon Woods, on Saturday, June 26, at Cardinal Crest camp site for a cookout. All classmates should contact Jim Young at or Janice

(Renner) Wilkins at Madeira High School Class of 1964 – is conducting its 35th reunion on June 25 and 26. Members of the classes of 1963 and 1965 are also invited. For more information, contact, or go to Madeira High School Class of 1975 – is having its 35th reunion on June 25 and 26. Contact Brad or Cathy Frye at 561-7045 or, Tricia Smith Niehaus at 769-5337 or or Ed Klein at for more information. Milford Class of 1970 – reunion is Saturday, July 17. The class is still looking for some classmates. Contact Gary Landis at or 831-4722. Talawanda High School classes of 1964 and 1965 – are having a 45th reunion for 1965 and 46th reunion for 1964, July 23, 24 and 25, in Oxford. Contact Alice Anderson Wedding at, on, or at 831-0336. Anyone is welcome to help plan.


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Sharonville Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 33rd Sharonville Classic Car Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 25, in Historic downtown Sharonville on Reading Road between East Sharon and Cornell roads. and added a motorcycle class. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Scarlet Oaks Automotive Education Program. Visit “We are thrilled along with our sponsor, Mike Albert Resale Centers, to be able to continue the longest running car show in the


Tracy Murray is working on Delhi Flower and Garden Center’s display at the Cincinnati Flower Show.

The Great Oaks Return to Work Resource Center is offering free services and seminars during April for those seeking employment. They include: • SuperJobs, WIA, and Your Job Search, 10 a.m. April 21. • Build Your Personal Web site and Build Your Brand, 10 a.m. April 22. • Weathering the Job Search Storm/Handling Stress, 2 p.m. April 22. • Behavioral Interviewing Techniques, 10 a.m. April 27. • Getting Started with LinkedIn, 10 a.m. April 28. • Seven Dynamic Shifts for Selling Yourself, 10 a.m. April 29. • Resumes that Sell You, 2:30 p.m. April 30. The Return to Work Resource Center also offers one-on-one assistance with career testing, developing resumes and interviewing

tips. The Center is located on the Scarlet Oaks campus at 3254 E. Kemper Road. For a complete calendar or more information, call 612-5864 or visit

Business lunch

The Sharonville Chamber of Commerce will hold a special Business Connection lunch with presenter Polly Campbell, Enquirer restaurant critic, 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Thursday, April 22, at Elements Conference and Event Centre, 11974 Lebanon Road, Sharonville. Cost to attend is $25 for Chamber members and $35 for non-members. For more information, contact the Chamber at 554-1722 or m or visit


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April 21, 2010

Public library adds new databases for job seekers Job seekers will find two new tools to help them with their employment search. The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County recently added Career Transitions and JobNow to its collection of online databases to support

the needs of job seekers. Career Transitions is a guided, self-paced resource that walks you through the entire job search process – from assessing strengths and interests to preparing a resume to applying online. The database is divided

into five different areas that allow you to: • Explore occupational interests and match them with career paths that will be fulfilling and productive. • Investigate thousands of career paths, industries, companies, and states and

target the fastest growing ones. • Build, save, retrieve, and update a professional resume and a list of references. • Find educational opportunities and take classes to brush upon skills

and increase hiring chances. • Access job listings from around the country and an application wizard. New users will be asked to create a username and password when they first access Career Transitions. This account will let you


“I can make a doctor’s appointment, check on my lab results, and do it all from right here.”

save work that you’re doing – preparing a resume, targeting careers and industries, taking an assessment, searching and applying for jobs – and save that data for you to access the next time you use Career Transitions. JobNow provides access to live career coaching, expert resume assistance and a vast library of material to assist you at every stage of the job hunt-from career assessment to resume writing to interviewing-all in one spot, and all for free. New users will need to create an account with JobNow the first time they log in. JobNow is being provided to the Library on a one-year free trial basis to allow time to assess its effectiveness and level of use. Here are just a few of the features that make it unique: • Resume analysis by a JobNow expert within 24 hours of submission • Downloadable resume templates for the most common resume types • Live, one-on-one interview coaching from online instructors, including simulated interview practice To access these and other databases available for free from your Public Library, log on to, and click on “Research Databases.” Career Transitions and JobNow are conveniently located in the “Careers” section. Connect to these valuable resources from home with your Library Card number and PIN, or use computers with free Internet access available at any of the Library’s 41 locations throughout Hamilton County. Many Library locations hold workshops to help jobseekers search for employment opportunities and create or improve their resumes to land the job they want! Mark your calendar for these upcoming workshops for job seekers at your Public Library.

Northern Hills Synagogue installs officers

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Northern Hills Synagogue – Congregation B’nai Avraham will welcome R a b b i C h a r l e s Simon as its special guest for its installation of officers week- Simon end, April 30 and May 1. Rabbi Simon has served as executive director of the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs, representing more than 250 men’s clubs and brotherhoods at Conservative congregations throughout North America, since 1981. He will be joining Northern Hills for its installation of officers because of the important role Karroll Miller, who will be installed as congregational president, has played in FJMC’s Keruv project. Installation of officers will take place Friday, April 30, at a special 8 p.m. service, followed by a gala reception. Simon will speak about his new book, “Creating a Successful Volunteer Culture.”Both services will take place at the synagogue, located at 5714 Fields Ertel Road, and are open to the public. For more information, call Northern Hills Synagogue at 931-6038.

Community Blue Ash Presbyterian Church

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

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

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

Congregation Ohav Shalom

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

with biblical teaching that will resonate with the fast-paced lifestyles that many of us find ourselves in today. The church is at 7205 Kenwood Road; 891-9768.

New Church of Montgomery

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

Sharonville United Methodist Church

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

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

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

The church has a new contemporary worship service from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays. The services will feature contemporary worship music in a relaxed atmosphere

your check to Stephany Schechtman, 9440 Mapletop Lane, Loveland, OH 45140, or pay by credit card at Congregation Ohav Shalom is at 8100 Cornell Road, Sycamore Township.




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

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

Pastor Todd A. Cutter

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


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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

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

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

Rev Lyle Rasch, Pastor

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


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

Monfort Heights United Methodist Church

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

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Christ Lutheran Church (LCMS)


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

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


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


Mt. Healthy Christian Church

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

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tales of his first-hand interactions with music superstars.” The concert starts at 7 p.m. but the fun begins with a cash wine bar and silent auction at 6:15 p.m. After Miller’s performance, guests will be treated to an elegant dessert and coffee buffet, and will have the opportunity to continue bidding on the appealing silent auction items. Patron tickets, offering preferred seating, are $50, and must be purchased in advance. General admission is $25 when purchased in advance, and $30 at the door. To order tickets, send

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Hartzell United Methodist

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

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Through May 23, Forest Dale Church of Christ will present a sermon and small-group study series called, “This Is My Life.” The series was written by Forest Dale Senior Minister Jay Russell and will include topics like, “Marriage is Failing,” “Parents are Clueless,” and “Friendship is Pointless.” A full list of topics is available at Russell will speak at both the 9 a.m. Classic Worship Service and the 11:15 a.m. Morning Worship Service each Sunday. Small groups will meet during the week at various locations around the community for further study. The church is at 604 West Kemper Road, Springdale; 825-7171.

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a variety of subjects, including the many people he has interviewed in the world of entertainMiller ment, such as Duke Ellington and Eubie Blake, who was 98 at the time of the interview. Chairperson Ken Germain said, “I’ve seen Justin Miller in concert and in a discussion setting. In both instances, he was absolutely entertaining as a stellar musician and as a totally engaging storyteller, especially when he recounted


Church by the Woods

Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. E-mail announcements to tricountypress@communitypre, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. Mail to: Tri-County Press, Attention: Teasha Fowler, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140.

Congregation Ohav Shalom is hosting “Just’n Time ... Tunes and Tales by Justin Miller” Sunday, April 25. A sought-after guitarist and mandolin player who tours globally, and who has produced three CDs, Miller will be performing a wide variety of music at the Ohav Shalom event. He will be accompanied by a bass player and a percussionist, and is planning to share music from an array of genres: classical pieces, a Brazilian bossa nova, selections by Jewish American popular songwriters, such as Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, and Richard Rodgers, a Beatles tune, and more. Miller’s music will be interspersed with stories on


Sunday Worship Services are 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. with Adult Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Children’s Church is during the 10:45 a.m. hour. All guests and visitors are welcome. The church is at 7388 East Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 4897021.

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Brecon United Methodist Church

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Congregation hosts tunes, tales

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

April 21, 2010

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


Sunday School Hour (for all ages) 9:15 - 10:15am Worship Service - 10:30 to 11:45am (Childcare provided for infants/ toddlers) Pastor: Rich Lanning Church: 2191 Struble Rd Office: 2192 Springdale Rd


Visitors Welcome

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

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

Salem White Oak Presbyterian

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

Taiwanese Ministry 769-0725




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

FLEMING ROAD United Church of Christ

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


St. Paul United Church of Christ


Pastor: Jessica Taft 385-9077

3751 Creek Rd.


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


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

We Are A Word Church Sunday School 10am Sunday 11am-6pm Wednesday Evening 7pm

Sonny Price, Pastor

691 Fleming Rd 522-2780 Rev Pat McKinney Nursery Provided

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

Nursery Available/Handicap Access

St Paul - North College Hill

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


Tri-County Press


April 21, 2010

Society renovates cemetery stones On a couple of recent bright and sunny days, Darrin Upp and Greg Connett started the renovation project of the Sharonville cemeteries. Tombstones that have long been broken into pieces and/or strewn along fencelines are now safely relocated back in the ground. Upp, the president of the Society of Historic Sharonville, is recognized as an authority in the area of cemetery renovation. The cemetery receiving a facelift is the Coleman-Ritter Cemetery on Malear Drive in Sharonville. A walking path through the cemetery connects Malear Drive with Creek Road and many residents pass among the gravesites on a daily basis. Upp has done seemingly endless genealogical research on the known burials in the city cemeteries. This research enables Upp to replace the tombstones in an approximate “family� plot if the exact burial location is unknown. Using the tried-and-true tools of the


Darrin Upp works on the cement.


Darrin Upp digs to place a tombstone. trade – shovels, cement and trowels – he lays the tombstone flat on a bed of cement. When necessary, pieces of the same stone are fitted together like a jigsaw

puzzle and dry cement is sprinkled between the cracks. Once wet, this will help to ensure strong adhesion between the pieces of stone.

There are several Civil War veterans in the Coleman-Ritter Cemetery, but their markers are either missing or illegible. Information is being gathered


Newly replaced tombstones. about each known veteran for a replacement marker that can be provided through the Veteran’s Administration. Other Sharonville cemeteries that

will eventually be receiving the same treatment are the Schuff-Myer Cemetery on Sharondale Road and the Runyan Cemetery on U.S. 42 by Interstate 275.

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unique combination so local support and global reach has made it the largest facilitator of high school exchange for students coming to the United States. To learn more about hosting an exchange student, please contact Linnea Eschenlohr at 513-9317447 or by email at

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read beneath grade level due to environmental factors. • Children’s Basic Reading Program provides specialized, proven reading instruction for approximately 45 children (firstthrough fifth-grade) suffering from severe reading deficiencies or symptoms of dyslexia. • Tutor Training supplies more than 100 prospective tutors with a foundation for adult basic education focusing on; reading instruction, goal setting, and lesson planning. • Adult Basic Reading Program offers free reading instruction for approximately 40 adults suffering from severe reading deficiencies or symptoms of dyslexia. For more information about the Literacy Network, volunteer or learning opportunities, or how you can help support the Literacy Network, call 621-7323 (621-READ) or visit





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Dana Wagner, 38, 2324 Sauer Ave., driving under suspension and three warants from Hamilton County Municipal Court, April 12. Male juvenile, 15, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, speeding in school zone and driving without a license, April 13. Mario Farris, 28, 3190 McHenry Ave., traffic warrant from Lincoln Heights Mayor’s Court, April 1. Ronald Oneal, 25, 11990 Chardon Lane, traffic warrant from Hamilton County Municipal Court, April 1. Michael Lindsay, 29, 69 Forest Park Drive, Hamilton, operating a vehicle while intoxicated and operating a vehicle without a valid license, April 1. Shawn McMullen, 27, 1341 Main St., warrant for failing to pay fines and costs owed to Mayor’s Court, April 3. Karen Taylor, 39, 365 Riddle Road, warrant for failing to pay fines and costs owed to Mayor’s Court, April 4. Jose Santos, 21, 220 E. Lowry Lane, Lexington, operating a motor vehicle without a valid license, April 4. Diego Nucua, 21, 110 Princeton Square, operating a motor vehicle without a valid license, April 4. Rony Orosco, 24, 32 Versailles, operating a motor vehhicle without a valid license, April 4. Willie Harrington, 44, 1790 Grand Ave., forgery, April 5. Sharon Palmer, 52, 233 S. Wayne Ave., warrant for failing to pay fines and costs owed to Mayor’s Court, April 5.


The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. This information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: Evendale, Chief Niel Korte, 563-2249; Glendale, Chief Dave Warman, 771-7645 or 7717882; Sharonville, Chief Mike Schappa, 563-1147; Springdale, Chief Mike Laage, 346-5790; Wyoming, Chief Gary J. Baldauf, 821-0141. 10710 Plainfield Road, April 2. Jewelry valued at $800 removed at 3995 Cottingham Drive, April 1.

Pike, March 31. Daryll Mcgee, 41, 3633 Irving Street, theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, March 31. Deshon Manton, 18, 7968 Millcreek Circle, drug abuse at 11755 Commons Circle, April 2. Juvenile Male, 16, aggravated menacing at 12105 Lawnview Ave., April 4. Feliciano Baldivia, 28, 1114 Chesterdale, domestic violence at 1114 Chesterdale Circle, April 5.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Reported at 12034 Benadir Road, April 2.


Reported at Timber Ridge, April 4.

Vehicle damaged at 11789 Rose Lane, March 30. Reported at 670 Cedarhill Drive, March 31. Eggs thrown at vehicle at 12048 Cantrell Drive, March 31. Eggs thrown at vehicle at 11712 Kenn Road, March 31.


Male reported at Kenilworth Court, April 5.



Xavier Roberson, 23, 133 Danube Drive, identity theft at 12105 Lawnview Ave., March 30. Anthony Smith, 39, 11700 Princeton Pike, theft at 11700 Princeton



Reported at Chesterdale Road, April 5. Personal documents removed at 12065 Elkridge Drive, March 30. $15.78 in gas not paid for at 11620

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William E. Allendorf, 51, 1312 Stonemill Court, 45215, dogs at large, Stonemill Court, April 6.

Incidents/investigations Misuse of credit card

Credit card had fraudulent charges of $20,893.18 charged to U.S. Bank platinum credit card, April 10. Valley Lane, April 4.


ian and government passports, and waterproof notebook taken from unlocked vehicle in driveway, Ritchie Ave., April 6. Purse taken from unlocked vehicle on Ritchie Ave., and located in Evendale, April 6. Wallet taken from unlocked vehicle on Ritchie Ave., and located in Evendale, April 6. (20) prescription pills taken from unlocked vehicle, Garden Circle, April 6. BMX blue Mongoose BMX bike taken, Oak Ave., April 11.

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Unauthorized use of motor vehicle, April 13.

Darynei Terell, 26, 16004 Kings Mountain Road, carrying concealed weapon at 11620 Chester Road, April 3. Jamie Murphy, 31, 10812 Lemarie Road, disorderly conduct at 10812 LeMarie, April 4. Terry Willis, 37, 2958 W. Mcmicken, possession of drug at 2301 Sharon Road, March 30.

Tri-County Press

April 21, 2010

Smita Saraf MD


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LEGAL NOTICE The Board of Building and Zoning appeals of the City of Wyoming, Ohio hereby gives notice that a public hearing will be held on May 11, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Building Council Chambers, 800 Oak Avenue, Wyoming, OH 45215 to hear and decide the following appeal request. A request for a permit to construct a one-story, detached, two-car garage at 126 Burns Avenue, Wyoming, OH 45215 was denied as the proposal violates the requireof Section ments 1183.05 (a) of the City of Wyoming Codified Ordinances which establishes the side and rear yard setbacks for accessory Buildings. City of Wyoming Board of Building and Zoning Appeals 1313258/1552892


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Change a life – Volunteer to tutor an adult with low-level literacy skills or GED preparation needs. Call 621READ. Cincinnati Reads – a volunteer tutoring program working with K-4 students in Cincinnati Public Schools. Volunteers receive free training to work one-on-one with children who are struggling to read. Call 621-7323 or e-mail Jayne Martin Dressing, Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development – Volunteers are needed for Adult Basic and Literacy Education classes and English to Speakers of Other Language classes.There are numerous sites and times available for volunteering. Call 612-5830. Inktank – Group looking for volunteers to help children and adults improve their skills in writing-based initiatives across the city. Call 5420195. Raymond Walters College – Needs volunteers to serve as tutors to skills enhancement students. The class meets from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays and from 5-8 p.m. Thursdays. Call 745-5691. Winton Woods City Schools – Wants to match community members who are interested in volunteering in the schools with the students. Volunteer

opportunities at Winton Woods Primary North and South, middle school and high school. Volunteers who would have one-on-one contact with students outside of a classroom are required to have a background check. To volunteer, contact Gina Burnett at or 619-2301. The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s College Readiness Program that inspires and encourages teens of color toward paths of success is looking for caring professionals who want to make a difference, and for young people who can benefit from positive adult role models. Part of a national YMCA initiative, the local program incorporates mentoring, career exploration and college readiness; and helps students develop a positive sense of self, build character, explore diverse college and career options. Volunteers, many of whom are sponsored by area companies, share their own personal insight and encouragement. Contact Program Director Darlene Murphy at the Melrose YMCA, 961-3510 or visit YMCA – The Ralph J. Stolle Countryside YMCA is looking for volunteer trail guides for school groups. Call 932-1424 or e-mail

PRIZES FOR WINNING PHOTOS OF “Spring at Arlington Memorial Gardens”

Win prize money and be published as part of our annual calendar for 2011.

Open to all photographers. 18 years of age or older. Submit your digital photos to Arlington Memorial Gardens by July 1st, 2010.

Include name, address and phone number. Maximum entries 3 per contestant.

Mail to: Lou Shep Arlington Memorial Gardens 2145 Compton Rd. • Cincinnati, OH 45231 513-521-7003 email:


The 41st annual Appalachian Festival – is seeking volunteers at least 18 years old to help in all aspects of presenting the festival. It is Mother’s Day Weekend, May 7, 8 and 9, at Coney Island. The festival celebrates the area’s rich mountain heritage with down-home entertainment, crafts, food and cultural attractions. Volunteers are needed for committee assignments and on-site help during the festival. Volunteers are particularly needed on Friday, May 7, to help with Children’s Day activities, such as kids’ crafts and games. Call 251-3378 or e-mail Business Volunteers for the Arts – BVA is accepting applications from business professionals with at least three years experience, interested in volunteering their skills within the arts community. Projects average six to eight months in length and can range from marketing or accounting to Web design or planning special events. A one-day training program is provided to all accepted applicants. Call 871-2787. Center for Independent Living Options – Seeking volunteers to staff Art Beyond Boundaries, gallery for artists with disabilities. Volunteers needed noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 2412600. Cincinnati Museum Center – Needs volunteers to work in all three museums, the Cincinnati History Museum, the Museum of Natural History and Science and the Cinergy Children’s Museum, and special exhibits. Call 287-7025. Summerfair 2010 – Cincinnati’s annual fine arts and crafts fair, needs more than 400 volunteers for the festival, June 4, 5 and 6 at Coney Island. Volunteer positions average a twohour time commitment and include working admission gates, in the Youth Arts area, in poster and Tshirt sales and hospitality. All volunteers will receive free admission to the fair, free parking, a complimentary 2010 Summerfair poster, and bottled water during their shift. Volunteer forms can be downloaded at, and should be returned to the Summerfair Cincinnati offices by May 1. Volunteer positions will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Volunteers under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.




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Social Services

American Cancer Society – Seeks volunteers for office help, assistance in resale shop, new recruits for the Young Professionals group, Relay For Life team captains, cancer survivors to help with support groups and more. Call 1-888ACS-OHIO. Cincinnati Association for the Blind – Seeks volunteers in all areas, especially drivers available during the day. Weekend and evening hours also available. Call at 4874217. Clovernook Center for the Blind – contact Charlene Raaker, coordinator of volunteer services at 5222661 or for volunteer opportunities. Council on Child Abuse – Looking for volunteers who care about babies and their families. Volunteers will reinforce positive ways to manage infant crying and distribute information on the dangers of shaking babies. Call 936-8009. The Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Division of the March of Dimes – needs office volunteers. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. MondayFriday, at 10806 Kenwood Road in Blue Ash. Contact Carol Panko at or call 769-3588. Inter Parish Ministry has a variety of volunteer jobs available – work in the Choice Pantry, help in the office, organize and sort clothing for client families or help with special events. Also needs volunteers to assist with its Elder Ministry program at a local nursing home. Volunteers help residents play bingo on Monday afternoons for about an hour. Contact Connie at 561-3932 or visit for more information. Lighthouse Youth Services – needs volunteer receptionist/development assistant three to five days a week in the morning. The development assistant will answer phones, greet visitors, manage the front desk, assist with mailings and other responsibilities as requested. Call Tynisha Worthy at 487-7151, e-mail The office is at 1501 Madison Road, second floor. Outreach Programs – Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Programs of Cincinnati Inc. provides community education, referrals, interventions, assessments, short-term counseling, advocacy, training, community outreach and substance abuse prevention training. Call 636-5459. Partners in Change – a new mentor-


ing program for women offenders involved in the Hamilton County criminal justice system, is seeking mentors. Partners in Change, established by Talbert House and 10 other collaborative agencies throughout Cincinnati, trains women to become mentors. Based on individual preferences, a mentor can either be assigned to one woman, or participate in group mentoring. The purpose of this mentoring program is to identify the barriers that prevent women from achieving the goals of their re-entry plans. Contact Katie Baker at 872-5777 Ext. 269 or ProKids – ProKids trains volunteers to become CASAs – Court Appointed Special Advocates. Each CASA is assigned to a foster child, making sure the child is safe, that the child’s needs are met, and helping each child move into a safe, permanent and nurturing home. Most CASAs spend two to four hours a week on their case. Contact Glenna Miller at 281-2000, Ext. 101 or Visit St. Joseph Home – Opportunities available evenings and weekends to work with children and young adults with disabilities. Call 5632520, ext. 117. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul – needs volunteers to assist with incoming social service phone requests. Responsibilities include assessing eligibility, scheduling appointments and offering alternate referrals as appropriate. Help is needed during regular office hours, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday–Friday, at SVDP’s headquarters at 1125 Bank St. Call 562-8841, ext. 233. Stepping Stones Center – for children and adults with disabilities needs volunteers for children’s summer day camp and for residential camps for children and adults. Programs are in Indian Hill and in Batavia. Ask about possible camp bus transportation available from community pick-up sites. Volunteers must be 13 and older. Camp sessions run from June through August. Day camp is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Volunteers can choose flexible day schedules. Call Sarah Bosley, 831-4660, Ext. 26 or e-mail United Way of Greater Cincinnati – Offers volunteer opportunities for individuals or groups. Visit Teens can join the Youth Action Council


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Health care

American Diabetes Association – Seeks volunteers in its area office located downtown for clerical support, filling requests for educational materials from phone requests, data entry, special events support and coordinating the Health Fair. Call 759-9330. American Heart Association – Volunteers needed to assist with the American Heart Association’s cause campaigns, Power to End Stroke, Go Red For Women, Start!, and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Assignments include clerical work, event specific duties and community outreach. Contact the American Heart Association at 281-4048 or e-mail Bethesda North Hospital – has openings for adult volunteers in several areas of the hospital. Call 865-1164 for information and to receive a volunteer application. Captain Kidney Educational Program – Needs volunteers one or more mornings or afternoons a month during the school year to educate children in first through sixth grades about kidney function and disease. Training provided. Call 961-8105. Clermont Recovery Center – Needs volunteers to fill positions on the board of trustees. Clermont County residents interested in the problem of alcohol or drug abuse, especially persons in long-term recovery and their family members, are encouraged to apply. Contact Barbara Adams Marin, CQI manager and communications coordinator, at 735-8123 or, Kim King, administrative assistant at 735-8144. Crossroads Hospice – Seeking volunteers to assist terminally ill patients and their families. Call 793-5070. Hospice of Southwest Ohio – Seeks volunteers to help in providing hospice services, Call 770-0820, ext. 111 or e-mail 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

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