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About 200 local graduates, current students, recently admitted high school seniors and friends of the University of Notre Dame gathered for the Notre Dame Club of Greater Cincinnati’s annual Communion Breakfast.


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Tara Bedacht, an 18-year-old senior at McAuley High School, is a volunteer firefighter at the Glendale Fire Department. See Schools, A7

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The annual Flying Pig marathon is next month. Our question to you: Have you ever participated in the Flying Pig, either as a runner, volunteer or spectator? Are you planning to participate this year? What are your memories? Share your thoughts, and any photos (.jpg format, please), via e-mail. Send to

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Residents can drop off expired or unwanted medications into a locked box inside the Sharonville Police department. Sharonville police periodically empty the box and dispose of the drugs according to state and federal guidelines. FILE PHOTO

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Springdale to install four monitors By Kelly McBride

SPRINGDALE — A project to help traffic flow more efficiently will allow traffic engineers to monitor and affect signal changes as the need arises. City Administrator Derrick Parham reported to city council that four new cameras had been mounted at four busy intersections: » Kemper Road and Route 4. » Kemper Road and Century Boulevard. » Crescentville Road and Route 747. » Crescentville Road and Route 4. Parham explained during the April 18 meeting that a Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) camera, mounted at each of the four sites, is activated by motion in the intersection, and monitors in real time, producing

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Springdale residents who want to dispose of expired or unused medications can drop them off at the police department during Drug Take Back Day. The annual event, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency, offers a safe and convenient way to dispose of medications. In 2011, the second year the event was held, the DEA collected more than 377,000 pounds of unwanted or expired medications at 5,327 sites across the country. "These events have dramatically reduced the risk of prescription drug diversion and abuse, and increased awareness of this critical public health is-

sue,” DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart said. Springdale police will collect the medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the police department, 12105 Lawnview Ave. Police have invited their neighbors in Glendale to drop off any unwanted or expired drugs at the Springdale department that day. Though other neighboring communities won't be participating in the April event, Wyoming and Sharonville have resources for those residents to dispose of medications as well. Wyoming Police Chief Gary Baldauf will organize a similar event in November. Sharonville police participate in Project Drug Drop, a yearround program for the disposal of prescription drugs. See DISPOSAL, Page A2

Wyoming discusses land transfer for restaurant Design seen as ‘extension of park’ By Kelly McBride

WYOMING — City council held a public hearing before the second reading April16 of an ordinance that would authorize city officials to transfer to the Community Improvement Corporation a portion of the Village Green Park. CIC would then turn over the property to Dino DiStasi, who is renovating and expanding the property at 400 Wyoming Ave. A section of the park adjoining the building, 18.5-feet wide at the front and tapering to 11.3 feet wide at the back, running 111 feet along the building’s east side, will be developed into a four-season dining area as part of the new restaurant. The addition will offer fourseason dining at the new restaurant, DiStasi’s. “The design is intended to be light, open and airy, and feel as if it’s an extension of the park,” Community Development Director Terry Vanderman said.

The addition to the right of the restaurant will run 18.5 feet wide at the front, tapering to 11.3 feet at the rear, and 111 feet along the side of the building. KELLY MCBRIDE/THE COMMUNITY PRESS The April16 hearing brought no public comment, but Councilwoman Vicky Zwissler read a statement in opposition to the deal with DiStasi. “I do not support this decision for the use of taxpayer revenue,” Zwissler said in a statement that she provided to the city for inclusion in the minutes of the April 16 meeting. In February, DiStasi Enterprises signed an agreement to buy the former Sturkey’s restaurant in an agreement with the CIC in which the city turned over the property to DiStasi, along with up ot $270,000 in re-

pairs and improvements. DiStasi agreed to invest $770,000 to renovate the property and build the addition that was discussed during the City Council meeting. He also has agreed to bringing at least 25 jobs to the city, and will offer a banquet facility. The city will retain ownership of the adjoining parking lot. The building, which the city bought in 2008 for $450,000, was valued by the Hamilton County Auditor at $443,000. The building has remained vacant since that time.

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A national grant from the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators, funded by Endo Pharmaceuticals, has provided a locked box in the lobby of the police department for the safe disposal of medications. Residents can drop off any unwanted prescription drugs into the box at 10900 Reading Road. When the box is periodically cleared out, the drugs are disposed of according to state and federal guidelines. For more about your community, visit

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video that can be tracked by traffic engineers. The cameras won’t be used to issue citations to motorists. “If we have a problem, we can tell the traffic engineers and they can pull up that camera and see the activity,” Parham said, and make adjustments remotely. Stationary cameras at those intersections will remain, though they don’t have the real-time capa-

Parents of children entering pre-kindergarten and kindergarten in the upcoming school year have been invited to an information meeting. The meeting, Thursday, April 26, will be held at Princeton High School's Matthews Auditorium, 11080 Chester Road, starting at 6:30 p.m. Information needed for enrollment in the 2012-2013 school year, such as curriculum and transportation, will be discussed.

bilities for immediate monitoring. It’s part of a traffic signal upgrade project, which includes LED signals to reduce energy consumption and improve visibility, as well as upgraded curb ramps and pedestrian pushbuttons to comply with requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The project, conducted through the Department of Transportation, will cost $908,551, with the city paying 20 percent and grant funds covering the rest.

Valley Interfaith sets pace for giving By Kelly McBride

As demand challenges supply, a local organization that serves residents in need is taking steps to bring in sorely needed resources. Valley Interfaith Food and Clothing Center in Lockland is planning a 5K run/walk on April 28 at Glenwood Gardens. Organizers encourage participants of all ages to stroll the path with their dogs, or set their own pace in a run through the Hamilton County park where visitors can choose their course. Barb Campbell, the center’s executive director, said the need, which had increased 6 percent last year with 23,000 people served, has already ballooned to a 19 percent increase this year. “We need this more than ever before,” Campbell said. Valley Interfaith provides food and clothing, as well as financial assistance to those facing eviction or utility shutoff. The 5K event is the center’s sole fundraiser. Glendale resident Becky Regenold, who sits on the board of trustees at Valley Interfaith and volunteers at the center each week, has seen the need

Executive Director Barb Campbell, left, offers a bag of groceries for Debra Wilson at Valley Interfaith Food and Clothing Center. KELLY MCBRIDE/THE COMMUNITY PRESS overtake resources. “Last week I talked with a woman who was homeless, and had spent the night on the street,” Regenold said. “We couldn’t even find a place for her, and I had to send her back there. “That’s the kind of stuff we are facing here.” Campbell and Regenold said that besides raising funds for the center, the 5K event, set at a park in bloom, will be fun for the entire family. “You’re doing some-

thing good for yourself, as well as your neighbors in need,” Campbell said. “It’s not a race,” Regenold said. “It’s your chance to get out there and do something healthy, and help others at the same time.” Participants can register in advance or on the day of the event, starting at 8:30 a.m. The 5K begins at 9 a.m. for runners, and 9:30 a.m. for walkers. The cost is $20 for an individual, or $50 for a

family of three or more. Tshirts are available for $5, while supplies last. Advance registration is available at or by calling 8213233. Members of two Wyoming churches founded Valley Interfaith in 1963. Today, it’s sponsored by 30 local congregations and serves 13 nearby communities: Arlington Heights, Carthage, Elmwood Place, Finneytown, Glendale, Hartwell, Lincoln Heights, Lockland, Reading, St. Bernard, Sharonville, Woodlawn and Wyoming. The center, at 420 W. Wyoming Ave., in Lockland, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. On Wednesday it’s open from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. For more about your community, visit

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His job: Putting others to the test We are fortunate that Michael DiSalvo decided to move from Florida to Springdale. He and wife, Mary, will welcome a baby due May 18. Michael is an educator specializing in tutoring. Not only has he helped our Princeton High students, including one of its valedictorians, but he also helped others enter leading universities. Michael teaches innovative critical thinking skills, something sorely needed by our youngsters today. One young man from Batesville, Ind., plugged into his system. On the football team with little time for studies, he gave his best and entered Princeton University. Another boy from Country Day scored 760 in math, but was upset because he thought he had a perfect score. “The students who competed for top scholarships and entered into those schools had strong academic and extra-curricular workloads. They were patient enough to work through the steps I taught them so they could be among the students in the 99th percentile on the SAT or ACT,” Michael said. He’s helped students score A-plusses. Michael refined his personal study methods after missing out on his college of choice by just a few points on his SAT and GPA. “Studying foreign languages for four years, getting my degree in psychology, and then fin-

ishing the equivalent of a philosophy degree really set me up to help students excel in test preparation.” Upon helping a student improve his SAT score by 300 points in two weeks, Michael Evelyn ventured Perkins out on his COLUMNIST own after a brief career at a test prep center. “I think most students who work hard and are open to new ways of thinking about mathematics, critical reading and grammar are capable of amazing improvements. Successful tutoring is about atmosphere more than knowledge. Maybe we need to cut down on so many activities. Do we want to pay the price for the best environment?” He is keenly aware of the “modern” philosophies and theologies prevalent. “TV has a huge impact. We are tantalized by different new stimulations, rather than thinking something through and using our own imaginations,” he said. He and Mary seldom watch TV, but he recalled a cooking show where English chef, Jamie Oliver, found children who could not identify a cabbage, and a West Virginia city where diabetes and obesity are rampant. Kids’ minds are formed from TV commercials and Michael sees this with his students. They crash

when they consume excess sugar, and it is hard to teach them. He cites Gary Gruber’s text book for SAT exam preparation. Students are encouraged to write in the textbook in order to be as visual as possible. Comments such as, “I don’t know what to do next” are not acceptable to DiSalvo, who provides visual models. “There is always something else they can do,” he said. He urges them to get organized and take baby steps, so they can take bigger steps later to overcome problems. “Students don’t always connect the dots because they don’t have enough dots,” he said. He gives them the dots to complete the picture. “The major thing is to show five math steps, six reading steps and four grammar steps that they should always go back to. These steps are the core of what they do.” His primary disappointment is those who are lazy. “Students must realize that they need to put in the effort to change bad habits that will follow them the rest of their lives. Nothing worthwhile in life was ever accomplished without great suffering.” Find out more at or call (513) 939-9033. Send items for Evelyn Perkins’ column to 10127 Chester Road, Woodlawn, 45215, or call her directly at 772-7379.

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Students lead with Success For All of the board’s monthly meeting Feb. 13. A video offered comments from students about the program. “I can learn new songs and new stuff to do at hoe,” one student said. “The words mean everyone can succeed and go on to bigger things in their life,” another student said. During the presentation, students explained three criteria for SFA: » Think about the answer. » Pair up with a partner

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Students from Heritage Hill Elementary work with Superintendent Gary Pack, left, and school board members Susan Wyder and Tawana Keels, along with other members of the board, during a presentation of the Success For All program. KELLY MCBRIDE/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Students were running the show at a recent Princeton school board meeting. That’s one of the criteria in Success For All, a cooperative learning program that engages students in discussion and uses motivation to focus on fun and learning. The students demonstrated the program as the school’s inspirational message at the beginning

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The Glendale Fire Department is organizing a cadet program for teens who want to become involved in firefighting. Residents ages 15 to 17 must be students in good standing for the program that will train young adults in fire, emergency, medical services and other emergency and public service. The target of 12 to 15 members will ensure oneon-one time, according to the department. “When we get these people involved in community service at a young age, it will instill that commitment to the community,” the fire department said in a statement. “This is a great opportunity to provide a positive activity for the young adults in the village,” the





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and the small groups discussed their answers. After presenting the solution, the larger group performed a cheer. Then, on to the next question. “It gets the kids engaged,” School Board President Steve Moore said. “It got us engaged.” Pack said the program provides valuable tools. “It’s proving very successful in our schools,” he said.

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Springdale officer completes leadership program SPRINGDALE — A member of the Springdale Police Department has completed an exclusive program that focuses on leadership in law enforcement. Sgt. Dale Morris graduated from the Certified

Law Enforcement Executive (CLEE) program, a 14month course of study. Morris, along with 15 other graduates, was honored during a graduation luncheon at the Holiday Inn Columbus-Worthington in Worthington, Ohio.

The course is co-sponsored by the Law Enforcement Foundation Inc. and the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police. Participants were required to meet a set of standards in experience, formal and continuing

education, and professional-related experience. For more than a year, they received instruction in modules concerned with ethics; change management; interpersonal skills; vision, mission and organizational values;

strategic planning; external environmental management; and resource allocation and utilization. Graduates of CLEE demonstrated their mastery of the modules through written examinations and papers.

Morris has been a police officer with the Springdale Police Department since June 1999. He was promoted to sergeant in January 2008, and he currently works as the investigative supervisor.

Streetscape gets moving By Rob Dowdy

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FOREST PARK — Waycross Road is getting a makeover in the coming year, thanks to Forest Park’s strategic plan. The city is redesigning the streetscapes at its three major gateways – Waycross and Winton roads as well as Northland Boulevard – as part of its strategic plan. Waycross is up first, and construction could begin by June and be completed within two to three months. Chris Anderson, community and economic development director, said the new streetscape will include new street lights that shine on both the road and sidewalk, landscaping, benches and a bike path. Council gave its approval to proceed, and Anderson said the city will soon

Forest Park is continuing the process of renovating its streetscapes at three gateway areas in the city, beginning with Waycross Road between Hamilton and Mill roads. The Waycross project is expected to begin in June and be completed within two to three months. ROB DOWDY/ THE COMMUNITY PRESS

put bids out on the project. City Manager Ray Hodges said the Waycross streetscape project is expected to cost about $1.7 million, and will be paid for in part from the Carillon Business Park tax increment financing district. The Northland Boulevard portion of the project won’t begin until at least

2014 and the city may create a tax increment financing district in the area to cover the potential costs associated with the streetscape. The city is using tax increment financing from the Wal-Mart on Smiley Avenue to help fund its portion of the Winton Road corridor.

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Ralph Burchenal, right, shares a memory of Tom Carruthers after Mayor Ralph Hoop read a proclamation in memory of the longtime Glendale resident. KELLY MCBRIDE/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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GLENDALE — The village’s new clerk treasurer has taken his seat on the dais. John Earls was appointed to the seat vacated by Chuck Ehlers, who didn’t seek re-election. Typically, the turnover would occur in April, but Ehlers stepped down two months early. Ehlers had served as clerk treasurer since 2007. As clerk treasurer, Earls will record the minutes of Village Council meetings and monitor expenses and revenues of the annual budgets. Mayor Ralph Hoop presented a proclamation in memory of Tom Carruthers, a longtime resident who had recently died. Accepting the proclamation on behalf of Carruthers’ wife, Susie, was Ralph Burchenal. Burchenal’s mother and Carruthers’ mother were sisters.

Reading the proclamation aloud, Hoop outlined Carruthers’ many contributions to the village: “Tom became active in youth sports in 1955 and served for many years as president of Glendale Youth Sports. “Tom spent many years of his life as a volunteer firefighter, chairman of the park board, member of the planning and historic preservation commission, and trustee of the William Cooper Procter Fund for the Village of Glendale.” Carruthers’ other contributions to the surrounding community included terms as trustee of board member of Clovernook Home for the Blind, Children’s Protective Society and Spring Grove Cemetery. “Tom was a generous benefactor to his community and the organizations he was part of, and his loyalty and faithfulness to them and his friends is legendary,” Hoop read in the proclamation.





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McAuley student wears another uniform Have you ever dreamed of what it would be like to be involved with your dream career while still in high school? Tara Bedacht, an 18-year-old senior at McAuley High School, has pursued her dream. She is already a volunteer firefighter at the Glendale Fire Department. The daughter of Tom and Lisa Bedacht of Colerain Township, Tara was inspired to become a firefighter because her brotherin law, Chad Engman, is a firefighter in the Air Force. As she was talking to Engman one day about firefighting, a friend who is a firefighter at the Glendale Fire Department overheard their conversation and encouraged her to take a class at the department and become a volunteer firefighter. At the first class, she climbed a 100-foot ladder and fell in love with firefighting. She said she never thought she would be living her dream at the young age of 18. She says she always wanted to help people, however, she always thought she would be working in a hospital, not in a fire truck going 90 miles per hour down the interstate. Although firefighters have a tight and busy schedule, Tara Bedacht finds time for school and

Melissa Brenner's first-grade students along with their principal Jemel Weathers are happy and proud to be a part of the Princeton City School District. THANKS TO MARJORIE MILLENNOR

McAuley senior Tara Bedacht is a volunteer firefighter with the Village of Glendale Fire Department. THANKS TO KATHY DIETRICH homework as well. She receives calls every day and is always on call if help is needed. Bedacht works a regular shift on Wednesdays, from 6-9 p.m. at the Glendale Fire Department. Since she is a volunteer, she can also go in any day of the week. She dons about 200 pounds of firefighting gear every time there is a call. She has only been to one big fire thus far. “There were seven other crews there,” she said. “Firefighters with more experience went into the fire.” Already living her dream, Bedacht has plans for college. “I want to get a degree in health and

safety,” she said. She also would like to be a police officer and perhaps an emergency medical technician. Firefighting is a dangerous job that involves risking one’s life for the community and for the world. For Bedacht, it is worth the risk if she is saving people. She advises, “Don’t be afraid to take risks. If you think that you would like firefighting, go to the class.”


Evendale Elementary students in Melissa Brenner's first-grade class spent a recess putting up a message to parents to thank them for their support in Protecting Princeton in the March 6 primary.

Students at Evendale Elementary are busy planning the message they are creating on the fence of the school's playground. THANKS TO MARJORIE MILLENNOR

Whitney Bishop, contributor, is a White Oak resident and a junior at McAuley High School.

St. Nicholas students honor ‘heroes’ Fourth-grade students at St. Nicholas Academy honored their community heroes with a special Mass and breakfast. Students invited local police, firefighters, bus drivers, crossing guards and others to show their appreciation and support. This event served as a follow up to the hand made gift baskets the class made at Christmas time. Students prepared the food, decorated the tables, and made the invitations with direction from their teachers Kara Seither and Melissa Stoeckel. “I thought it was cool when the firefighters and police came in their uniforms to Mass. The breakfast was fun because we got to eat with the people that protect us. would love to do it again," student Anthony Rishforth said.

Melanie Kessler, Amelia Martin and Olivia Guilfoyle are receiving instructions from their teacher, Melissa Brenner, on how to place the styrofoam cups into the playground fence. THANKS TO MARJORIE MILLENNOR

Norwood fireman Michael Mullins has breakfast with how son, fourth-grader Michael, at St. Nicholas Academy's Community Heroes mass and breakfast. THANKS TO ANN FALCI

Fourth-grader Ben Owens greeted Reading Fire Chief Kevin Kaiser at the heroes mass and breakfast at St. Nicholas Academy. THANKS TO ANN FALCI

SCD adds 41 to honor society HYDE PARK — A total of 41 eighth-grade students from The Summit Country Day School recently were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society in The Summit’s Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel. Inductees from the Class of 2016 are Maddie Amend, Colerain Township; Dustin Argo, Wyoming; Justin Ayer, Anderson Township; Taylor Ayer, Anderson Township; Jacob Barnes, Green Township; Sydney Beckmeyer, Amberley Village; Sara Bissantz, Anderson Township; Janel Bond, Madisonville; Neil

Bostick, Columbia-Tusculum; Logan Bush, Hyde Park; Dylan Chambers, Amelia; Missy Dieckman-Meyer, Amelia; Ceci Donovan, Downtown; Ellen Hall, Anderson Township; Jack Harsh, Anderson Township; Allison Haussler, Amberley Village; Henry Heekin, Columbia Township; Elizabeth Herfel, Hyde Park; Alexis Hogya, South Lebanon; Jodie Hutchins, Montgomery; Reece Jackson, Morrow; Courtney Joseph, Hyde Park; Cara Kirkpatrick, Montgomery; Caroline Kranz, Hyde Park; Nate Lucas, Hyde Park; Clare

Mathile, East Walnut Hills; Elena Montag, Indian Hill; Alex Murtha, Amberley Village; Tiernan Nelson, Hyde Park; Josh Rademacher, Sycamore Township; Sarie Russert, Hyde Park; Peter Settle, Hyde Park; Nisha Shabbir, Mason; Connor Shaw, Symmes Township; Maddie Shelton, Hyde Park; Calvin Spanbauer, Anderson Township; Elisa Stanis, Green Township; Gunnar Suranjan, Anderson Township; Maggie Taylor, Amelia; David Temming, Anderson Township; and George Thurner, Hyde Park.

Mount Notre Dame’s playwright debuts show Mount Notre Dame’s showcasing a romantic comedy that entwines the typical struggles of a young woman and her journey for love with the help of the Greek god’s and goddesses to guide her on this journey. This plays takes a typical love story with an atypical approach and has audience members laughing, learning, engaging and being entertained with “Myth: The Musical.” This comic take combines humor with the timeless test of a quest for love and historic mythical figures that inspire a modern young woman. Tom Geier, MND English teacher of 37 years, wrote this play for MND. His creativity and knowledge of mythology

writing is paired with talent and acting to share the best of mythology and acting. He attributes his inspiration coming from his many years of teaching classical literature and with teaching it in an all young women school. Wayne Peppercorn, MND psychics teacher of 10 years, wrote all the music for this play; Shelly Brauer, MND Art Department chair, created all the artwork for this production. Mark your calendars for April 27 at 8 p.m. and April 28 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. The play will be performed at the Salerno Center for the Performing Arts at Mount Notre Dame.


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Cromwell proves to be dynamic talent

Princeton senior can do it all on field By Nick Dudukovich

SHARONVILLE — Hit, run, field, and pitch: Derrick Cromwell does it all. And it’s that versatility that helped the Princeton High School senior pitcher/center fielder garner second-team all-Greater Miami Conference recognition in 2011.

“When I found out about that (award), I was like ‘whoa,’ that’s a big goal right there,” Cromwell said. “My goal this year is to make first team. It would mean a lot.” Cromwell’s made the argument for the selection by batting .340 with eight RBI, 11 stolen bases and 12 runs scored tin 2012. His versatility makes him one of the Vikings’ most dynamic players. “He’s kind of a game changer and his speed opens up a lot of options for him,” head coach Austin

Rhoads said. “He’s played for four years in the program and I’ve coached him for two years and he’s somebody special as far as talent goes.” And while the Vikings, who are just 2-13 through April 19, aren’t near the top of the GMC standings, Cromwell loves playing for Vikings while chasing the accomplishments of former allleague teammates. “I have fun playing with Princeton. I mean, the past three years on varsity we had great people leave Princeton like Mar-

cus Davis and Spencer Ware, and I just want to be like one of them two and go far.” Cromwell, who said playing baseball for Miami University’s Hamilton campus is one of his college options, started playing ball when he was 6. He credits hard work and practice as to why he’s had success at the varsity level. “I put 110 percent into the game and I love playing,” he said. “In order to be a good player See CROMWELL, Page A9

Princeton's Derrick Cromwell leaves the batter's box after making contact against Sycamore April 18. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS



» This week’s award goes to Seven Hills School slugger Ryan Ferrell of Sharonville. Ferrell homered against Clark April 16 and was 2-3 at the plate and drove in the game’s only run during the squad’s win over CHCA April 17.

Highlight reel

» To check out what the prep writers are saying about the high school sports scene, visit preps.


» Wyoming beat Taylor 8-5 on April 17 behind sophomores Casey Howell and Michael Kelly. Howell got the win and Kelly the save.


Wyoming junior shortstop Audra Chalmers attempts to tag out a Deer Park runner during a 5-4 loss on April 19. The Cowboys came back Friday to give Reading its first CHL loss of the season. In that game Chalmers and Katie Horn each scored two runs, and Carley Heuer was 2-4 with a double and four runs batted in. Gabby Potvin got the win. THANKS TO ROD APFELBECK

Girls try to stay in hunt

Wyoming in a lot of close CHL games By Scott Springer

WYOMING — The difference in the bottom and the top of the Cincinnati Hills League softball standings is about five to seven games. It’s mathematically and physically possible to spring forward. However, for a coach with multi-dimensional student-athletes, it can be mentally challenging for all involved. On first glance, Wyoming’s softball girls are competitive with most every team in the league with narrow losses to Deer Park, Indian Hill and Taylor. Unfortunately, in the standings, close games are still scored as losses. “We’ve been in a struggling mode,” coach Holly Muehlenkamp said. “We’ve started to hit the ball better, but we’re making some errors that you can’t make when you want to win games. I’ve never had a season quite like this.” Fundamental miscues have been the common theme of many

baseball and softball coaches in the area with slumping teams. Often the difference in winning and losing comes down to making basic plays. “We’re going to try to keep a positive attitude,” Muehlenkamp said. “I tell the kids they’re better than the record and you just have to put it all together.” One big loss was losing veteran catcher Lil Krekeler early in the season to other interests. The senior was one of the better CHL players. Her replacement, Olivia Linn is a sophomore who has competed, but had no prior varsity experience. In Wyoming, diversification means many interests. Sports and activities are no longer seasonal almost everywhere. The recent success of the Wyoming volleyball program, the growth of lacrosse and the demands of soccer have all taken their toll on Cowboys softball. “I cleared the weekends so we wouldn’t have conflicts,” Muehlenkamp said. “We don’t have a single weekend game. Volleyball’s strong at Wyoming now; it’s the ‘pull.’ I can’t lose my volleyball players or we won’t have a team.” Depth has also hurt Wyoming

Wyoming junior pitcher Gabby Potvin hurls one home April 9 for the Cowboys against Indian Hill. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

as life choices have also depleted the junior varsity of many sophomores. Building programs without numbers is difficult. “Our JV team is a bunch of kids who have never played softball before,” Muehlenkamp said. “They’re just out there because they wanted to be a part of something.” As for lacrosse, with the introduction of the sport in middle school now, Muehlenkamp feels it’s finally caught up with the more traditional sport of softball.

“We knew it was going to happen at some point,” she said. Regardless of the logistical issues off Pendery Avenue, Muehlenkamp insists the varsity girls’ Achilles heel has been the defense of those on the field. A few plays in the right places and the Cowboys are in the hunt instead of staring upward at their opposition. “We’re not yelling or screaming at the kids,” Muehlenkamp said. “We’re just trying to keep them focused on one game at a time.” The Cowboys are not void of talent. Junior Audra Chalmers leads the league in hitting, senior Carley Heuer has hit the ball well and junior Gabby Potvin has had a decent ERA despite having some hard luck decisions. “We’ve got potential,” Muehlenkamp said. “Our record isn’t showing what we do, but we’ve got to play a full game. There’s just routine balls that aren’t being caught. We could disrupt some people if we get our act together.” The Cowboys next home contest is April 25 against Finneytown, just behind Bob Lewis Stadium. Wyoming is on the road the next day at Amelia.

» Princeton’s Emma Ficke pitched the Vikings to a 8-4 win over Middletown April 16. Emily Roper was 3-4 with a home run and six RBI. Erin Powell and Lamayah Lattimore combined for four hits. » Wyoming got back in the win column defeating Reading 6-1 on April 20 behind Gabby Potvin. Senior Carley Heuer drove in four runs.

Girls lacrosse

» Wyoming beat McAuley 15-5 April 18. Junior Carly Levick had four goals.

Boys track

» Wyoming was second at the CHL Relays at Indian Hill April 17. The Cowboys won the 4x100, 4x200 and the long jump.

Wyoming senior Michelle Jolson high jumps during the CHL Relays at Indian Hill April 17. The Cowboys' girls' team finished first with 86 points vs. second place Indian Hill's 74. THANKS TO JASON MILLER

Girls track

» Wyoming won the CHL Relays at Indian Hill April 17. The Cowboys won the 100 hurdles, long jump and high jump.




Princeton alum Sibert will seek transfer from OSU


By Nick Dudukovich

Sibert, a 6-4, 180pound guard, appeared in 49 games during his Ohio State career. He Sibert contributed 2.5 points and 1.4 rebounds in just under 10 minutes a game. “My two years as an Ohio State Buckeye were

Princeton High School alumnus Jordan Sibert was released from his scholarship to play basketball for Ohio State University April 16, according to a school-issued press release. Buckeyes’ head coach Thad Matta said Sibert will seek a transfer to a different school.

Wyoming sophomore volleyball player Jessica Leish has committed to Indiana University. Leish was a first-team Cincinnati Hills League selection for coach Julie Plitt’s 26-1 squad.


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player, but he’s also gotten a lot better. Last year he had a longer swing and tried to hit for more power, but his year, he’s retooled his swing and he’s a better overall hitter,” Rhoads said. As Cromwell heads into the final stretch of his varsity career, he’s hopeful that he and the Vikings can end the spring with wins in the victory column. “It’s my last year and I want to leave Princeton on a good note as a baseball player, not as a bad note,” he said.

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you’ve got to practice hard. Practice makes perfect.” That work ethic shows why his average jumped up 30 points from last season. Rather than swing for the fences, Cromwell started to focus on getting his bat on the ball, and letting his speed take care of the rest. “He’s a naturally gifted



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Spring has sprung into seasonal allergies plants like oak, cedar, maple and elm trees. Ragweed is another significant source of pollen that Maria blooms from Butauski COMMUNITY PRESS August until the first week GUEST COLUMNIST of October. Ragweed produces an alarming amount of pollen during these months, often crippling the noses and eyes of people suffering from allergies. Because so many people suffer from seasonal allergies, we analyze inundating pollen and mold samples and report the results on our website every business day from February through November. This is a good resource for allergysufferers to use when planning


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Although many Cincinnatians are enjoying the early spring weather, it is unfortunately causing problems for those of us who suffer from allergies. The Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency monitors the levels of airborne allergens daily and shares the information on our website Allergy season begins this time of year because of all the blooming plant life. Pollens differ throughout the country, but in the Southwest Ohio region, winds spread pollen from many types of plants starting as early as February and continuing into October. Unusually warm weather conditions have caused trees to pollinate at higher levels than is common for this time of year. Some of the most prevalent sources of allergens in abundance right now are


any outdoor activities during allergy season. Living with allergies can be miserable, so when pollen and mold counts are high, here are some things you can do to help your allergies: » Avoid areas with freshly cut grass and lawn care activities. » Minimize outdoor activity between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. » Close windows and use air conditioning. » Contact an allergist or doctor for medical advice. To learn more about pollen and mold counts, as well as living with allergies, please visit or call the pollen and mold hotline at 513-946-7753. Maria Butauski is a public relations intern with Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Misrepresenting health care law

The April 11 edition of Viewpoints featured an article submitted by U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt that contained major misinterpretations and gross distortions about Public Law 111-148: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka “ObamaCare,” the most consequential and farreaching health care law to emerge from Congress since the creation of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965. Schmidt asserts that the American people were told that the new law would create jobs and lower insurance premiums and she says such promises are untrue. What’s untrue here are her assertions. What we were told, at least those of us who were listening, was that the law would; 1, extend health care coverage to 32 million uninsured Americans, 2, prohibit insurance companies from excluding coverage

due to pre-existing conditions, 3, allow dependent children to age 26 to be covered under their parent’s policies, 4, introduce additional taxes and fees on selected health care companies and wealthy individuals, and 5, establish mechanisms to reduce the upward trajectory associated with all health care costs, especially for Medicare-eligible Americans. Unless the Supreme Court declares major aspects of the law unconstitutional, all of these promises are likely to be realized as the law is implemented over the next several years. What’s not to like about this? Well, the so-called “individual mandate” for one, which Schmidt oddly failed to mention. This requirement apparently is the major trade-off for America to join the club of developed nations nearly all of whom have had universal health care coverage for their citizens for decades. That seems fair enough to me. J.S. Patterson Evendale

City gives away too much to developer It is mentioned repeatedly by city representatives that DiStasi Enterprise Inc. is investing $770,000 into the banquet center soon to be opened at 400 Wyoming Ave. It has not been directly stated by officials what the city of Wyoming is giving to the private venture in this contract. 400 Wyoming Ave.was purchased by the city in 2008 for $450,000 after the fourth restaurant in this location failed and the property went into foreclosure. As part of the contract between Wyoming and DiStasi Enterprises Inc. (developer), the property will be transferred to, not purchased by the developer. In the foreclosure process, the bank stripped the kitchen. The developer will be given an additional $270,000 to repair the

building and replace kitchen equipment. This money will not be repaid. The Community Improvement Corporation, which negotiated this contract, does not have funding for this allocation. The money will be borrowed as a commerical loan or allocated from the city’s general or reserve funds. The developer will use the property as collateral to borrow part of its revenue towards the venture. The amount borrowed can be no more than 50 percent of the property value. If the venture is unsuccessful in the first five years, the property, along with responsibility for remaining debt, will revert back to the city. Also in the contract, 18.5 feet, which is 25 percent of the 75-

foot Village Green Park frontage along Wyoming Avenue, is to be transferred, not purchased, Vicky Zwissler so the building COMMUNITY PRESS can be enlarged with an allGUEST COLUMNIST season dining room. This park has become the central gathering place for community events throughout the year from spring to Christmas. The council vote on the park donation will be at the May meeting. The city will parcel out and retain the rear parking lot and be responsible for its maintenance to benefit the Downtown District. Again, the developer will not

Economic train wreck coming This is going to be hard to write. It is also politically offensive to a lot of people, but is must be said. The president and the Senate are fiddling and Rome (us) is starting to burn. So as not to be totally biased, the Repugnicants are offering no acceptable or understandable reason why they are right about the economy. They are right, but seem unable to present anything more than political rhetoric about why. OK, now that I have offended everyone, let’s get down to some simple economics. Money supposedly represents some standard of value. Our money represents no standard. Price increases in commodities such as oil, gas, food or gold are an indication of the loss of value in the dollar simply because we are printing too many of them. Supply and demand of these commodities is also a factor. As the demand for them goes up, so does their value. As the unbacked supply of dollars goes up, their value goes down. Since last fall I have been walking around with what would seem to be a gigantic amount of money in my wallet. Don’t bother to try to rob me, it is from


Zimbabwe. There is a 100 thousand dollar note with the curious inscription that it has an expiration date. There is also a $20,000,000,000 dollar note. Yes, that’s $20 bil-

lion. These were not the largest we saw. But, it should be enough to get someone’s attention. The reason these notes were in existence is because the government of Zimbabwe ran such a huge deficit that the tried to pay it off by printing money. If this is beginning to sound familiar, it is time for concerned citizens to be very alarmed. The riots and troubles in Greece will be minor compared to what is likely here. Greece is going through some difficult times. Assuming they get their economy in balance, there will be the Euro to see them through the problems. Our problem is that there is no possible backing available for the amount of debt we have already accumulated. Any resolution to the debt



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problem will have to come from the entire population. Printing money will solve nothing. We are already seeing prices rise as a result of the money we have printed to hide the debt. We are issuing bonds against unfunded government obligations. The true unemployment figure is much higher than what the government reports. Raises are almost nonexistent and many with jobs are afraid to retire. Those who will suffer the most will be the working class and the young people who would normally enter the work force. The only resolution to this serious problem is to balance the budget quickly with a reasonable surplus. It will take both parties to stop the stupid politics and work for the entire population instead of misleading their supporting constituencies. Time is running out. The next serious warning will be another down grade in our national debt. That will cause even more distress for the middle and working class citizens. Edward Levy is a longtime resident of Montgomery and a former college instructor.

reimburse the city for any of the property or cash we are contributing, even if the private business venture is successful. The total donation by the city in combined cash and property is approx. three quarters of a million dollars. That is $90 from each of our 8,300 residents. It's greater than the line item in our annual budget for our fire department. It's also greater than 10 percent of the city operating budget of $7.1 million. The negoation and authorization for this deal was by the CIC, acting on behalf of council. Even though I requested a copy of the proposed contract, it was not released to council and remained in executive session of the CIC until after the contract was signed.

This transaction of approximately three quarters of a million dollars was never, and will never, be held to a vote of city council. The only vote before council on this matter will be May 21, when council will vote to permanently transfer ownership of 25 percent of our Village Green Park's frontage to the CIC so they may give it away. I will vote no. If you would like to provide input before the vote you may contact Councilmembers. You can find contact info and information about the Community Improvement Corporation at Vicky Zwissler is a member of Wyoming City Council.

CH@TROOM April 18 question Do you believe pastor and author Rick Warren’s assertion that dogs and cats go to heaven? Why or why not?

“That would require that one believes in the concept of heaven and hell in the first place.” J.K. “I am not so sure heaven will be there when I need it. Why should I be worried about dogs and cats? What about snakes and pet skunks. I don’t want to be cleaning up pet poop in heaven. I hope not.” F.S.D. “Who really knows for certain if there is a heaven or not? I hope there is, but I wish I could find proof. “My childhood training in parochial schools insisted that only human beings go to heaven, but no one can know for certain. We simply do not know if there is a life after death, though many intelligent people (like Dinesh D’Souza) have made persuasive arguments in favor of belief. Since we cannot prove ‘heaven’ we obviously can’t prove that animals don’t go there, nor do we really know

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what existence in heaven would be like. I keep hoping.” Bill B. “Well, being a believer of God and Jesus Christ, I am certain they do, and why not? “Just as we are taught the belief of heaven and hell, what animal, especially our beloved pets do something that bad to deserve the abusive treatment as you see on the ASPCA commercials by the way they suffer. Unconditional love is what a pet brings us, no matter how we feel, or how they are treated. So, my answer is a firm YES, there is a pet heaven!” O.H.R.

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Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Binzer blesses the work of these local students as they headed off for a 48-hour Urban Plunge in Over-the-Rhine organized by the ND Club of Greater Cincinnati. From left: St. Mary's student Hannah Bruggeman (Mariemont), and Notre Dame students Emily Kaes (Montgomery), Adele Bruggeman (Mariemont), Christina Mondi (Hamilton) and Lizzy Millea (Delhi Township). THANKS TO MAUREEN GEARIN


Communion breakfast brings out hundreds

bout 200 local graduates, current students, recently admitted high school seniors and friends of the University of Notre Dame gathered at St. Xavier High School for the Notre Dame Club of Greater Cincinnati’s annual Communion Breakfast. Auxiliary Bishop Joseph R. Binzer celebrated the Mass with The Rev. Timothy Howe, president of St. Xavier, concelebrating. Chaired by Don Karches (ND ‘82) of North Bend, the event included the presentation of the club’s 2012 Exemplar Award to P. Declan O’Sullivan, co-founder of Catholic Men’s Fellowship followed by a breakfast buffet. Also attending were five local students from Notre Dame and St. Mary’s College who were leaving straight from the Mass to participate in a 48-hour Urban Plunge in Over-the-Rhine, cosponsored by the Notre Dame Center for Social Concerns and the ND Club of Greater Cincinnati. Bishop Binzer gave the Urban Plunge participants a special blessing before they left for the hands-on social service learning experience chaired by local ND alumna Michelle Simon and including service opportunities at St. Vincent DePaul, Nast Trinity United Methodist Church, Our Daily Bread, Over-the-Rhine Community Housing, LeBlond Boys & Girls Club, Choices Café, and St. Francis Seraph Ministry. A highlight of the Communion Breakfast each year is the presentation of the club’s Exemplar Award, established as an annual club award in 2002 to promote and hold up as an example the ideals and achievements of Greater Cincinnati or University individuals who have provided exemplary, life-long service to humanity through career or volunteer in-

From left: Exemplar Award Committee Chair John Planalp (Wyoming) and event chair Don Karches (North Bend) congratulate Exemplar Award winner Declan O'Sullivan and his wife, Rosemarie (Mount Lookout), with Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Binzer adding his encouragement. THANKS TO DENNIS FUREY volvement. The 2012 award honored P. Declan O’Sullivan for his vision and leadership in many professional, civic and religious callings, including his prominent role as a co-founder of the Catholic Men’s Fellowship of Greater Cincinnati 25 years ago. Through this outreach, thousands of men in Cincinnati and across the country have found spiritual richness by meeting regularly in parishbased small groups for prayer and fellowship, as well as by celebrating their Catholic faith at annual all-day rallies in more than 50 cities. O’Sullivan also founded a Catholic grade school while working in Venezuela and later he and his wife, Rosemarie, were among the co-founders of Pregnancy Center East in Cincinnati. He is a past president of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and co-founder of their Glee Club, and has also served as chair of the Cincinnati Board of Health and been a member of the Hamilton County Mental Health Board. O’Sullivan is a member of the Order of Malta, a worldwide lay religious order of the Catholic

Church, and serves as Area Chair for Ohio and on the national Board of Councillors. Born and raised in Mulllingar, Ireland, he earned an engineering degree from University College Dublin and an MBA from Columbia University and currently is a vice president and portfolio manager with Bahl & Gaynor Investment Counsel, Inc. The O’Sullivans have three children and two grandchildren and live in Mount Lookout where they are members of Christ the King parish. In addition to chair Don Karches, others assisting with the event included Mark Bruggeman, Paul Dillenburger, club president Mike Gearin, Shannon Hart, Bob McQuiston, Beth Pitner, Exemplar Award committee chair John Planalp, St. Xavier liaison John Schrantz, club treasurer Courtney Weber, Marc Wolnitzek, musicians Julie Bartish and Jeannine Groh, liturgical ministers Courtney and Mike Bott, Joe Goslee, Anne Marie Kaes, Katie Kaes, Pete Ney, Rosemarie O’Sullivan, Hilary Pitner, John Schmitz, Matthew Sheeran, and Kevin StewartcO and Tracy Duwel of Taste of Class Catering.

Event chair Don Karches (North Bend), left, young alum Bobby Burger (Green Township), and recent graduate and current ND Law School student Adam Mathews (West Chester Township) enjoy the breakfast after Mass. THANKS TO DENNIS FUREY

From left: Mary Alice and Dick Lajoie (Sycamore Township) with Susan and Mike McNamara (Paddock Hills) attend the Notre Dame Club annual Mass and Breakfast. THANKS TO DENNIS FUREY Larry Meixel (Sharonville), left, Joe Kane (Montgomery) and Eileen Simon (Montgomery) catch up over a cup of coffee following the Mass. THANKS TO DENNIS FUREY

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, APRIL 26 Civic Hamilton County Park District Board of Park Commissioners Meeting, 1 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Free. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.

Clubs & Organizations Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati Meeting, 6-8 p.m., Isaac M. Wise Temple, 8329 Ridge Road, Celebrate success in providing shelter and hospitality to families. Includes light refreshments. Presented by Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati. 471-1100; Amberley Village.

Exhibits First Ladies of Fashion Exhibit, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, 11450 Lebanon Road, Featuring 14 gowns on loan from Frankenmuth Historical Association, exhibit has been traveling country to give viewers more insight into the lives of former First Ladies. Exhibit continues through June 17. $2. 563-9484; Sharonville.

Home & Garden Compost in Your Backyard, 6 p.m., Francis R. Healy Community Center, 7640 Planfield Road, Learn how to balance a compost bin, what materials are compostable and where to purchase a compost bin. Includes free kitchen collector, “Simple Guide to Composting in Your Backyard,” magnet and $20 coupon for purchase of bin. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 946-7734; Deer Park. Bed Preparation and Fertilization, 7 p.m., Madeira Branch Library, 7200 Miami Ave., Get ready for spring planting with Doug Young of H.J. Benken Florist & Greenhouse. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6028. Madeira.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke, 9 p.m., Tap House Grill, 8740 Montgomery Road, 8918277. Sycamore Township.

Lectures Town Hall Lecture Series, 11 a.m.-noon, Montgomery Assembly of God, 7950 Pfeiffer Road, Jeffrey Toobin: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court. Senior analyst for “CNN Worldwide,” staff writer for the New Yorker and best-selling author of “The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court.” $40. Presented by Montgomery Woman’s Club Inc. 684-1632; event/1646686283. Montgomery.

Music - Classical Matinee Musicale Concert Series, 11 a.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, With Scott Ramsay, tenor. Meet the artists. Refreshments follow concert. $45 full season; $15, $3 students. Presented by Matinee Musicale. 469-9819; Amberley Village.

Recreation Young Professionals Open Gym, 7-10 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Full-court basketball games for men. $15. 9850900. Montgomery.

Religious - Community Israel Memorial Day and Independence Day, 5:30-8 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Remember soldiers lost during Israeli wars with prayers and readings. Honor community’s connections to Israel. Celebrate with performance by members of Israel Defense Forces choir, tween Gaga tournament, teen party, Taste of Kosher Cincinnati and other Israeli-themed games and activities. Family friendly. Free. Registration required, includes Israeli souvenir. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

Support Groups Motherless Daughters Support Group, 7-8:30 p.m., Montgomery Community Church,

11251 Montgomery Road, For adult women who have lost or miss nurturing care of their mother. Free. Presented by Motherless Daughters Ministry. 489-0892. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Family friendly. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Book discussion group. Open to everyone who desires healthy loving relationships. Family friendly. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 673-0174. Blue Ash.

FRIDAY, APRIL 27 Art Exhibits Blossom II: Art of Flowers, Noon-5 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, Second in on-going series of national traveling exhibitions of artworks depicting and interpreting flowers of all kinds. Juried exhibition is sponsored by Susan K. Black Foundation and David J. Wagner LLC. Free. Presented by Greenacres Foundation. 891-4227; Indian Hill.

Drink Tastings Wine Tasting, 5-7 p.m., Wyoming Wines, 1208 Springfield Pike, Carefully selected flight of five wines in tasting room. Taste one or all five, most are just $1 per pour. Through Sept. 28. 761-9463; Wyoming.

Exhibits First Ladies of Fashion Exhibit, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, $2. 563-9484; Sharonville.

Home & Garden Annuals at the Zoo, 1-2:30 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, Greenhouse. Stephen Foltz, director of dorticulture at the Cincinnati Zoo, discusses selection, planting and maintenance of zoo’s large annual gardens. $10. Reservations required. Presented by Greenacres Foundation. 8914227; Indian Hill.

Lectures Photography Travel Series, 7:30 p.m., Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, “Faces of Tibet and China” with Neville Duffield. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Sharonville.

Music - Acoustic Acoustik Buca, 7:30 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, 247-9933. Montgomery.

Recreation Pickup Basketball, 10:30 a.m.noon, TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Men and women ages 25 and up. $15, free members. 985-0900; Montgomery.

Senior Citizens Veterans Luncheon, 12:30-2 p.m., Sycamore Senior Center, 4455 Carver Woods Drive, Luncheon to honor veterans of any American war. Box lunches and desserts from Kroger provided. With John Matarese, WCPO-TV Channel 9 News, answering your questions. $4. Reservations required. 745-0617; Blue Ash.

Shopping Sports Card, Memorabilia and Autograph Show, 4-9 p.m., Moeller High School, 9001 Montgomery Road, Buy, sell or trade from 150 dealer tables. Cincinnati Royals Reunion Show. Former Royals Hall of Famers Jerry Lucas and Adrian Smith as well as Connie Dierking, George Wilson and Tom Thacker. Also, Pedro Borbon and Tony Pike. $3, $6 three-day pass. 290-5225; Kenwood.

Support Groups Women’s Separation/Divorce Support, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Comprehensive Counseling Services

The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park production of "River Rat and Cat" by Y York will be performed at the Sharonville Fine Arts Council, 11165 Reading Road, Sharonville, at 2 p.m.,Saturday, April 28. This play for ages 5 and up is a comedy about friendship and cooperation. The rat and cat learn the don't need to be the same or even like the same things in order to be good friends. York will be signing copies of the published version of the script for "River Rat and Cat." Tickets are $3 with advanced registration or $5 at the door. Call 554-1014 to make a reservation. All proceeds benefit the community center. Pictured is Katherin Leigh as Beaver and Margaret Ivey as River Rat in the play. PROVIDED Music - Classical

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Woodturning Demonstration, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Rockler Woodworking and Hardware, 421 E. Kemper Road, Chris Ramsey, award-winning woodturner, demonstrates various hollow form turning techniques. Free. 671-7711. Springdale.

Big John’s Zumba Hour, 11 a.m.-noon, Holiday Inn Cincinnati I-275 North, 3855 Hauck Road, Ballroom. $5. 907-3512. Sharonville. TRX Bootcamp, 9:15-10:15 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Designed for the intermediate to advanced exerciser. Total body workout, bootcamp style. $6-$15. Registration required. 985-0900; Montgomery.

Art Exhibits Blossom II: Art of Flowers, Noon-5 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, Free. 891-4227; Indian Hill.

Cooking Classes Healthy Cooking Classes, Noon-1:30 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Peachy Seiden discusses nutrition and health while preparing two delicious, simple and easy meals. Ages 18 and up. $30. Registration required. Through Dec. 8. 315-3943; Silverton. Savor the Season: Farm to Fork Demonstrations, Noon-4 p.m., Gorman Heritage Farm, 10052 Reading Road, Learn and taste what spring has to offer as Mary Swortwood of Green Dog Cafe, Justin Dean of Relish Restaurant Group, Steven Shockley of date dinner and Kellen Smith of ForkLife demonstrate dishes that highlight spring’s bounty. Followed by walk outside to learn how ingredients come into existence during garden and farm workshops. Family friendly. $5, $3 seniors and children, free for members. 563-6663; Evendale.

Drink Tastings Wine Tasting, 5-7 p.m., Wyoming Wines, 761-9463; Wyoming.

Education iLEARN Conference, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Vineyard Community Church, 11340 Century Circle East, Lunch provided with registration. Expert panels share how to use mobile devices in communication, social, academic and vocational progress. For parents, students, therapists, teachers, administrators and

Exhibits First Ladies of Fashion Exhibit, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, $2. 563-9484; Sharonville.

Health / Wellness Day of Dance: Put a Spring in Your Step, 8 a.m.-noon, Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, Dance, laugh and learn about health and wellness. Focused on heart health, including heart healthy foods at Better Body Bar, physician speakers and cardiac risk assessment. Family friendly. $20. Registration required. Presented by TriHealth Spirit of Women. 569-5900; discover-trihealth/trihealthprograms/spirit-of-women. Sharonville. Total Food Makeover, Noon-2 p.m., Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive, Transform the way you shop, look at food, eat and approach health. $10. Registration required. Presented by Baker Chiropractic. 272-9200; Blue Ash.

Literary - Libraries Gold Star Chilimobile, 2 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Register for Summer Reading Program and receive free coney. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4450. Deer Park.

Music - Acoustic Toast, 7:30 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, Free. 247-9933; Montgomery.

Linton Peanut Butter & Jam Session, 10-10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-noon, The Center for the Arts - Wyoming, 322 Wyoming Ave., Madcap Music: The Madcap Puppets join the Peanut Butter and Jam musicians to tell an exciting story set to chamber music. Children’s hands-on chamber music series for ages 2-6 and their families. Free Graeter’s cookies. Family friendly. $15 flexbook of four, $5; free under age 2. Presented by Linton Peanut Butter & Jam Sessions. 381-6868; Wyoming.

Nature Nature’s Recyclers, 2 p.m., Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharon Centre. Learn how nature recycles nutrients and how a dead piece of wood is a living ecosystem. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Sharonville.

On Stage - Theater River Rat and Cat, 2-3 p.m., Sharonville Fine Arts Center, 11165 Reading Road, Play about friendship and cooperation suitable for ages 5 and up. $5, $3 advance. Presented by Playhouse in the Park. 554-1014; Sharonville.

First Ladies of Fashion Exhibit, 1-5 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, $2. 563-9484; Sharonville.

Recreation Sharonville Classic Car Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Downtown Sharonville, Creek and Reading Roads, View antique and classic cars and motorcycles. Prizes and trophies awarded in various classes. Southern barbecue, beer, hamburgers, ice cream and more. Music by DJ. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Sharonville Chamber of Commerce. 554-1722; Sharonville. Young Professionals Open Gym, 7-10 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Seminars Celebration of Women Touched by Adoption, 1-3 p.m., Evendale Village Recreation Center, 10500 Reading Road, Gathering for adult women honors adult adoptees and their birth/adoptive mothers, grandmothers with adoption poetry, music and sharing of stories. No child care available. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. Presented by Celebrate Adoption. 7779391. Evendale.



Young Professionals Open Gym, 7-10 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15. 985-0900. Montgomery. Be A Hero Nationwide Cycling Event, 10-11 a.m., Urban Active Kenwood, 8133 Montgomery Road, Indoor bike ride to grant wishes for those in need. Benefits Wish Upon a Hero Foundation. $25. Registration required. 791-4444; Sycamore Township.

Volunteer Events

Runs/Walks Run It Forward 5K Run/Walk, 9:30 a.m., Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Benefits Kidney Cancer Foundation and Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. $30, $25 advance. Registration required, available online. Presented by Run It Forward, Inc. 675-8844; Sharonville.

Shopping Sports Card, Memorabilia and Autograph Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Moeller High School, $3, $6 three-day pass. 290-5225; Kenwood.

SUNDAY, APRIL 29 Art Exhibits Blossom II: Art of Flowers, Noon-5 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, Free. 891-4227; Indian Hill.


Sports Card, Memorabilia and Autograph Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Moeller High School, $3, $6 three-day pass. 290-5225; Kenwood. Helping Hands YP Workforce, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Help brighten the day of home-bound seniors and others in need of a helping hand by working with a team of Jewish young professionals ages 21-35 to do light chores such as flipping mattresses, switching out seasonal clothing, changing batteries and light bulbs, yard work and more. Part of Give-aDay. Free. Registration required. Presented by ACTout. 373-0300. Amberley Village.

MONDAY, APRIL 30 Exercise Classes Pilates Plus, 6:50-7:50 p.m., Springdale Community Center, 11999 Lawnview Ave., Unique system of strengthening and stretching exercises through slow, mindful and purposeful movements. $5. Presented by Springdale Parks and Recreation. 346-3910. Springdale.

Karaoke and Open Mic Acoustic Open Mic, 7-10 p.m., Shady O’Grady’s Pub, 9443 Loveland-Madeira Road, Hosted by Bob Cushing. 791-2753. Symmes Township.



Refrigeration helps Subway clone cookies

Ever since I was a little girl “experimenting” in the kitchen, I have been fascinated with the Rita science of Heikenfeld food. RITA’S KITCHEN Many happy hours were spent with my sister, Judy, underneath our huge wild cherry tree making mud pies. Years later, I was going to bake chocolate chip cookies and had the dough ready to be portioned out. Something came up and I couldn’t bake the cookies right away. In fact, the dough sat for two days in the refrigerator. Well, that was a blessing in disguise. Those cookies were better in flavor than usual, and the texture was wonderful: soft, chewy and crisp in different parts of the cookie, just like a bakery cookie! Quoting Shirley Corriher, my food science guru, “What happens is the dough and other ingredients fully soak up the liquid, in this case, eggs, which makes the cookie bake to a better consistency.” In fact, Mrs. Wakefield, the originator of the Toll House cookie, chilled her dough overnight. That information was never put in the recipe for this iconic cookie. The reason I’m sharing these nuggets of foodie information is because the recipe for the Subway cookie clone recommends – guess what – refrigerating the dough!

Betsy Davis’ clone of Subway cookies.

Zest and juice of a large orange 1 ⁄3 to ½ generous cup sugar or equivalent substitute Couple shakes cinnamon (optional)

Betsy said she found this on the Internet a couple of years ago and think’s its pretty close to Subway’s. This is for Sarah, who wanted the recipe to freeze. To bake from frozen state, leave cookies frozen and bake at the same temperature a bit longer.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut rhubarb into chunks. Toss with zest, juice and sugar. Put in small baking dish, cover with foil and roast 20 minutes. Remove foil and roast until the juices get a bit syrupy. Add cinnamon. Serve hot, warm, room temperature or chilled or as a topping for cake and ice cream.

2¾ cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 cup light brown sugar, packed ½ cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon salt ½ cup butter ½ cup vegetable shortening, butter flavor 2 large eggs 2 cups chocolate chips – see tips below 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Combine flour and baking powder in a small bowl, set aside. Combine sugars, salt and vanilla in mixing bowl, set aside. Place butter and shortening in bowl and microwave, stopping and stirring every 15 seconds. Stop when butter mixture is more of a paste (about 45-60 seconds). Pour over sugar mixture and beat well. Add each egg separately, beating until creamy. Add flour mixture ½ cup at a time while beating. Stir in chips and nuts. Refrigerate 1-3 hours in a covered bowl. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Drop cookie dough onto parchment paper-lined sheet. (Tip from Rita’s kitchen – there is no amount given for how large the cookies

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

Only the stalks of rhubarb are edible, not the leaves.

Can you help?

Rita offers a recipe for roasted rhubarb, rather than using the sour stalks for the usual pie. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

Tips for Subway cookie variations

On my blog

Use M&Ms instead of chocolate chips. For macadamia white chocolate chip cookies, use white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts.

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Donald House guests won’t have a home-cooked meal that night, homeless people who are discharged from hospitals won’t have the companionship they need, the mural at Interfaith Hospitality Network will stay unpainted and homebound seniors won’t have the help they need with their household chores and yard work. Pick your project and register today at jewish- giveaday or by texting GIVEADAY to 51818. Give a Day is presented by Women’s Philanthropy and the Young Adult Division (YAD) of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, which brings our community together to care for Jews in Cincinnati, in Israel and around the world and develops opportunities for each of us to embrace a Jewish life.

Israel Defense Force Choir at JCC Group will perform April 26 A one-time appearance of the Israel Defense Force Choir will be part of the remembrance of Yom HaZikaron (Israel Memorial Day) and celebration of Yom HaAtzmaut (Israel Independence Day), Israel’s 64th anniversary, at the Mayerson JCC Thursday evening, April 26. The JCC is at 8485 Ridge Road in Amberley Village. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. an outdoor service in the courtyard of the JCC building will serve as a solemn remembrance of those lost in Israel’s wars and victims of terror. There will be a flag lowering, wreath laying, prayers, poems and songs by

the Cincinnati Hebrew Day Schools boys choir. A Yom HaAtzmaut ceremony follows the service to mark the transition between the memorial and independence days. This ceremony will highlight Cincinnati’s many connections to Israel with a flag and drum parade with Kulanu and Mercaz students, the Rockwern Academy girls’ and boys’ choirs, and a torch lighting ceremony. The IDF Choir highlights the celebration of Israel Independence Day with a free performance at the JCC. Several IDF military bands have been formed over the years

since the establishment of Israel, and IDF bands present a youthful style of Israeli music. Song writers and composers like Naomi Shemer Haim Hefer, Yair Rosenblum and Yoram Tahar-Lev created Israeli music with a style that resonates with audiences. Between the Six Day War and the Yom Kippur War, military bands multiplied, becoming popular with civilians and soldiers. IDF choir songs became classics and are heard all year round, especially on Israeli memorial and independence days. One of the most popular IDF choirs that has performed all over the world will be at the JCC for this exclusive, one-time concert. Attendance is free and open to

everyone. In addition to the choir, this celebration includes activities for the whole family. Enjoy “A Taste of Kosher Cincinnati” food court with delicious Israeli, Indian and international food including sushi, bagels, chocolates, ice cream and other desserts. Children can play on free inflatables and free carnival games, and tweens can show their skills in a Ga-Ga (Israelistyle dodgeball) tournament. There will also be a teen party, shuk (Israelistyle market), the film, “Israel Inside,” and lots more. For more information about the event, contact the JCC at (513) 761-7500 or visit .

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football game, a group of Moeller boys will provide cheerleaders and a dance team for Ursuline, and the St. X boys will do the same for St. Ursula. Dawod says the goal this year is to raise at least $15,000 and to make a difference for those who suffer from leukemia and lymphoma. “I believe this game is important because it is promoting community service for a good cause as well as having fun and uniting the schools together,” said Dawod, adding that orange and white are the designated colors for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society awareness.

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“It is not your duty to complete the work, but neither are you free to refrain from it.” This line from the Talmud refers to tikkun olam, or repairing the world, and it is what the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati’s Give a Day (this year on April 29) is all about. Give a Day is a community-wide day of service. Congregations and agencies from all across the Jewish community have organized 35 social action projects that take place throughout the greater Cincinnati area. Some projects specifically benefit members of the Jewish community. For example, volunteers can garden at Cincinnati Hillel, Rockwern Academy or Cincinnati Hebrew Day School. Or they can paint at Jewish Vocational Service or spring clean at Ohav Shalom. With the recognition that it isn’t only the Jewish world that needs to be repaired, most Give a Day projects benefit the larger community. Volunteers can head to Valley Temple to make fleece blankets for children in hospitals and others in need. Or they can meet at Northern Hills Synagogue and then go out into the area to provide home repair for lowincome families. Others can clean up at Drake Park or Sharon



HealthCare Connection walk The HealthCare Connection’s 7th annual 5K Walk to Wellness & Spring into Health! Fair will celebrate the organization’s 45th anniversary. This fair is a celebration of this major milestone and group’s efforts to promote healthy lifestyles. This untimed 5k walk is designed to be enjoyed by everyone, no matter what their fitness level might be. The walk offers a great opportunity to get healthy and support a wonderful cause in the Greater Cincinnati area. This year’s walk is

scheduled for Saturday, May 19, from 8:45 a.m. to noon, with the untimed walk beginning at 10 a.m. at the 3.1 mile walking course in Glenwood Gardens on Springfield Pike, complete with wetlands, prairies, meadows, and an array of spring flowers. Shorter loops are also available for walkers. The health fair will feature a variety of exhibitors who will provide important health information ranging from insurance and health care options to nutrition and disease prevention.

Moving to Berkeley Square not only gives you a spacious home, but also a VIBRANT NEIGHBORHOOD and new friends. Choose from a variety of floor plans that can be customized to fit your preferences. Whether it’s one of our modern apartments or a CUSTOM HOME, we want you to love every square foot of your space.


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Call (513) 896-8080 to schedule a tour of the campus and view our model apartments and homes.

The HealthCare Connection is Ohio’s first community health center. Founded in 1967, its mission is the same today as it was more than 45 years ago: to provide quality, culturally sensitive and accessible primary health care and dental services to low income, underinsured, and uninsured residents in northern Hamilton County and surrounding areas. To get more information, go to or call 513-483-3081.

100 Berkeley Drive Hamilton, Ohio 45013

Tire Discounters executives, from left: Stephanie Huff, Chip Wood, Chris Wood and Jennifer Mongelluzzo present a ceremonial check for $50,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. PROVIDED

Tire Discounters gives $50K to breast cancer research By Kelly McBride

SHARONVILLE — A new business resident to the city has donated $50,000 to Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The Tire Discounters promotion took place during October, which was Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The $50,000 donation was based on sales that month, according to the company. “Tire Discounters is thrilled to be able to make such a sizable contribution in the fight against breast cancer, a disease that affects almost all of us in one way or another,” said Jamie Ward, vice president of sales and operations at Tire Discounters. “We want to thank both our employees and customers who worked

together to make our donation possible.” The donation, made in early March, was unexpected and welcome, according to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. “The Breast Cancer Research Foundation was honored that Tire Discounters chose BCRF to be the recipient of their fundraising efforts,” said Robbie Franklin, director, marketing, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. “The Foundation invests in promising research worldwide to prevent and find a cure for breast cancer,” Franklin said. “This contribution will help to fund innovative clinical and translational research in the hopes that one day we will live in a world without breast cancer.” Ward said the company chose BCRF because the

widespread impact of the disease. “It’s hard to pinpoint a specific moment when the light bulb went on with regard to our efforts on behalf of BCRF,” Ward said. “We’ve grown rapidly over the last few years. “As the number of our employees increased and our extended customer family grew, we became increasingly aware that breast cancer affects virtually everyone,” he said, “either in their immediate family or their circle of friends. “With our extensive radio advertising in all our markets,” Ward said, “we knew that whatever dollar amount we generated, the benefits of spreading the word and raising awareness would be of at least equal, and probably much greater, value.”



The 2012 World Choir Games

July 4-14

See hundreds of choirs from Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia, North America and South America competing in 23 categories over 11 thrilling days. There will be parades, singing in the streets, dramatic competitions and exciting ceremonies. For tickets or to get the latest updates on choirs, venues and other breaking news, visit Presenting Sponsor

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Just visit or call (513) 977-6363 Awards Ceremonies: July 7, 13 7:00 p.m. Opening Ceremony: July 4 July 8, 14 Competitions: July 5-7 and July 11-13 Celebration of Nations: July 10 Celebration Concerts: July 5,6,8,11,12 7:30 p.m. Free Downtown Parade & Party Champions Concerts: July 8, 14 2:00 p.m. Closing Ceremony: July 14

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Enrichment Center opens

The winners of Taste of Northern Cincinnati are Golden Rule Catering's Jessica Houck and Carol Amrine; Parkers Blue Ash Tavern's Jim Brewster and Gina Mack; Manor House Restaurant's Arnold Walker and Jesse Enz; and Elements Conference and Event Centre's Matt Wilson and Jay Bedi. THANKS TO KIM SHERIDAN

Taste of Northern Cincinnati brings out 1,000 visitors The Taste of Northern Cincinnati had almost 1,000 guests to a yummy diversity of food, fun, family and friends. “What a great event! Delicious food, happy people, and a fun time,” said Ed Cunningham, who reflected the feelings of many. “It exceeded all expectations,” Debbie King said. “We loved the single entry price as opposed to paying per taste. Getting to vote for the best awards added a fun participatory element beyond eating.” All indoors and for one small cost, “…what an awesome concept and you pulled it off magnificently,” said Kelly Meyers. Restaurants presented guests with generous portions of their specialties, while vying for awards in

five categories. Sharonville Chamber President Rich Arnold said “…every restaurant here is a winner. The satisfied expressions on each guests face said it all!” Each guest had ballots to vote in all five categories. The winners are: » Best appetizer: Savory Cupcakes presented by Golden Rule Catering, 38 E. Main St., Amelia, OH, 45102; (513) 753-3671; www.goldenrulecatering. com. » Best salad: Asian Salad presented by Elements Conference and Event Centre, 11794 Lebanon Road, Cincinnati, OH, 45241; 3251112; www.elementseventcentre. com. » Best entrée: Pecan Chicken presented by Man-

or House Restaurant (on the campus of Maple Knoll Village), 11100 Springfield Pike, Springdale, OH, 45246; 782-2429; » Best dessert: Brulee Cheesecake presented by Parkers Blue Ash Tavern, 4200 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, 45242; 891-8300; www.selectrestaurants. com. » People’s Choice: Elements Conference and Event Centre, 11794 Lebanon Road, Cincinnati, OH, 45241; 325-1112; www.elementsevent “Congratulations to the winners and to all of our restaurants. The Sharonville Chamber looks forward to next year’s Taste of Northern Cincinnati,” Arnold said.

The Enrichment Center of Cincinnati’s grand opening is scheduled for Monday, May 7. The Enrichment Center, owned and operated by Youthland Academy, is the only full service childcare and preschool for children ages sic weeks -12 years diagnosed with Autism, ADD, ADHD, anxiety disorders and other related neurological and mental challenges. The center. located in Sharonville. is a newly renovated, state of the art facility complete with an amazing playground, oc-

cupational therapy gym, speech therapy rooms and small classrooms complete with built in aquariums. The teachers at the center, as well as the administrator and office manager are degreed in ECU special needs and have been attending trainings for months in preparation for our new students. An occuational therapist from COTI and a speech pathologist from Hearing, Speech and Deaf Center of Cincinnati will evaluate each child; both

will provide speech and occupational therapy throughout the day. The mission of this center is to provide a loving environment combined with education, good nutrition and therapy. Breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided at the center, all made from scratch. For more information or to enroll your child, call (513) 772-5888 or visit www.youthlandacademy. com. The Enrichment Center also accepts siblings and children who do not require modified classrooms.



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The Anderson Hills United Methodist Church is teaming with the Cincinnati Choral Society at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 5, in the newly renovated sanctuary. This is a ticketed event and tickets may be purchased through the church office. Contact the office at 231-4172 for more information. The office is adjacent to the main church building and is at 7663 Five Mile Rd. Anderson High School Acapella Chorus is performing in the sanctuary Sunday, May 20. This will be a free event. They will also be participating in the worship service on that Sunday at 11 a.m. On Sunday, May 20, District Superintendent The Rev. Brian Brown, will be rededicating the entire building in light of the significant changes and remodeling which have taken place throughout our campus. The church is at 7515 Forest Road, Anderson Township; 231-4172;

Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church

Now registering for Parent’s Morning Out on Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon for the 2012-2013 school year. During the program, children are engaged in Bible stories, crafts, games, music and playtime with friends in a safe and fun, nurturing Christian envi-

BAPTIST Wyoming Baptist Church

(A Church For All Seasons) Burns and Waverly Avenues Cincinnati OH 45215 821.8430

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

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

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

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

LUTHERAN Faith Lutheran LCMC

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

Sunday School 10:15

Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA)

ronment. Open to children ages 1-5 years. Annual tuition is $510 for one child (based on $15/day) and $850 for two children (based on $25 a day). Registration forms are online at http://www.armstrong preschool.html. Contact Jennifer Hock at for more information or to schedule a visit. The church is at 5125 Drake Road; 561-4220;

Ascension Lutheran Church

The Women’s Bible Study is studying the Book of Samuel. The eight-week study is a part of the Book of Faith Series. The women meet on Wednesdays 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Childcare is provided and guests are welcome. Sunday worship services are at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. with programs for all ages at 9:45 a.m. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288, www.ascensionlutheran

Brecon United Methodist Church

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

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

Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS 5921 Springdale Rd

Rev. Milton Berner, Pastor

Worship & Sunday School 10:30 a.m, Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Sundays

Classic Service and Hymnbook


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

from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., May 31; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 1. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242 (791-3142 and

p.m. and Wednesday service is 7 p.m. Master Clubs are 7 p.m., Wednesdays. The church is meeting at Raffel’s Blue Ash Banquet Center, 11330 Williamson Road, Blue Ash; 709-3344.

Christ Church Cathedral

Creek Road Baptist Church

Loveland Presbyterian Church

Music Live at Lunch, Christ Church Cathedral's weekly concert series, will feature the following performers in May. These free concerts are presented on Tuesday at 12:10 p.m. Patrons may bring their lunch or buy one at the cathedral for $5. All performances are in the Centennial Chapel unless listed as being in the cathedral nave. For more information, call 621-1817. The church is at 318 E. 4th St., Cincinnati; 842-2051;

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

The children’s choirs will lead worship on April 29. The choirs will present “The Lost Boy... Young Jesus in the Temple” at 8:20 a.m. and 11 a.m. Summer children’s weekday program is 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Register online at Register for vacation Bible school at Morning VBS is 9:30 a.m. to noon, June 25-29; and evening VBS is 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 6-10. The rummage sale is coming





8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 The Children’s Musical "The Lost Boy: Young Jesus in the Temple" Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

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


The church is sponsoring a National Day of Prayer event at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 3, at Sharonville Community Center, 10990 Thornviedw Drive. Join us as we lift up the community, state and nationin prayer. The church will pray for business leaders, fire, police, state and national politicians as well as schools, pastors and churches and service men and women. Call the church for more information. The church is at 3906 Creek Road, Sharonville; 563-2410.

Good Shepherd Catholic Church

The church has Roman Catholic Mass with contemporary music Sundays at 4 p.m. The Mass draws worshipers of all ages. Come early to get acquainted with the new songs which begin at 3:45 p.m. Stay after Mass on the first Sunday of each month for food, fun, and fellowship. The church is at 8815 E. Kemper Road, Montgomery; 503-4262.

Kenwood Fellowship Church

Nursery Available * Sunday School 513-481-8699 * www. Spiritual Checkpoint ... Stop In For An Evaluation!

Mt Healthy United Methodist Church

Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Sunday morning service is 11 a.m. Sunday evening service is 6

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

Sharonville United Methodist

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

3751 Creek Rd.



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

Bucky and Jude’ Bucholtz of Colerain Township are happy to announce the engagement of their son Brian Bucholtz to Jocelyn Smith, daughter of Loretta Smith of Covina, California.

65th Anniversary

Salem White Oak Presbyterian (Office) 946 Hempstead Dr. (513) 807-7200 Jody Burgin, Pastor We meet Sundays at 10:30 am 8916 Fontainebleau Ter. Performing Arts Ctr. - Finneytown High School Childcare provided

Let’s Do Life Together

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

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

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

Nursery Provided

St. Paul United Church of Christ 5312 Old Blue Rock Rd., off Springdale

Phone: 385-9077 Rev. Michelle Torigian Sunday Worship: 10:30am Sunday School: 9:15am Nursery Available/Handicap Access

The church is offering a sevenweek class entitled “After the Boxes are Unpacked” for women who are new to the Cincinnati area or are looking to connect with their community. Child care is provided. Call the church or e-mail for more information. The church is at 11251 Montgomery Road; 489-0892;; theboxes.

PromiseLand Church

Thriving Moms is a group for moms of infants through high school students that meets weekly to receive encouragement and instruction, make friends and have fun; conducted 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; child care provided. Call 583-0371. The church is at 6300 Price Road, Loveland; 677-7600.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

The church is at 1809 Rutland Ave., Evanston;

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church


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

Bucholtz - Smith

Taiwanese Ministry 769-0725 2:00pm

Montgomery Community Church

River Hills Christian Church

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

Sunday morning chapel is 8:15 a.m.; 9:30 a.m. is the Engage! contemporary service; and 11 a.m. is the classic traditional service. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for children is 11 a.m. for ages 4 through sixth-grade. Nursery care will be provided all morning on Sunday. The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-1738; Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m.

Lighthouse Baptist Church


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

Loveland United Methodist Church

Sunday Worship Service is at 11 a.m. The church is located at 6227 Price Road, Loveland; 677-5981,

Visitors Welcome

Monfort Heights United Methodist Church

Sunday worship time is 10 a.m. followed by fellowship classes and Sunday School classes. The church has a youth group for seventh- through 12thgrade. The church is at 360 Robin, Loveland; 683-2525.

Weekly watercolor classes for beginners are being offered on Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $8 per session at the church. Call Mary Lou DeMar for information at 891-5946. The church offers adult bible study at 9 a.m. Sunday, a teen Sunday school class and a pre-kindergarten program during worship service from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sundays. A buffet luncheon follows. The church is at 7205 Kenwood Road; 891-9768.

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

“Growing Closer to God, Growing Closer to Neighbor”

www. 513-522-3026

needs. Bread from Panera is available on Thursdays and Saturdays. The Samaritan Closet is next to the church. The church is at 7388 E. Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 489-7021.


Anderson Hills United Methodist Church

Frank and Dorothy Gentile of Finneytown will celebrate their 65th anniversary. They were married April 26, 1947 at Martini UCC in Cincinnati. They have 2 children: Dave (Millie), Deb and Sharon; 1 granddaughter Jennifer (Steve) Brettschneider and 2 great-granddaughters, Emily and Abigail.

Save the dates for Vacation Bible School: Thursday, July 19 through July 22. The theme is “SKY: Where kids discover that everything is possible with God.” The St. Barnabas Youth Choir practices following Holy Communion at the 9:30 a.m. service and ends promptly at 11:15 a.m. All young people are welcome. The St. Barnabas Band practices from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sundays. The band is seeking a sound person and will provide on the job training. An Intercessory Healing Prayer Service is held the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m.. A Men’s Breakfast group meets on Wednesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. at Steak N Shake in Montgomery. Ladies Bible Study meets on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. at the church. Friends in Fellowship meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:15 p.m. for a potluck dinner at the church. A Bereavement Support Group for widows and widowers meets the second and fourth Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday worship services are 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The church is at 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 984-8401; .org.

St. Paul Community United Methodist Church

Join the church Sunday, April 29

with Rev. Deb. Egloff, associate pastor of children’s ministry at Christ Church United Methodist Church, Kettering, as she preaches “The Icing on the Cake.” The scripture will be Mark 9:33-37. St. Paul Church services are 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. for traditional worship and 9:30 a.m. for contemporary worship with Praise Band. Sunday School is 9:30 a.m. for all ages and 11 a.m. is children’s mission hour. Nursery care is provided for all services. Small group prayer and share meets every Wednesday morning at 7:30 a.m. in the chapel to discuss the upcoming Sunday morning scripture. The church gathers from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. each Wednesday for Wonderful Wednesdays with something for the entire family including children’s choir. The church is at 8221 Miami Road, Madeira; 8918181;www.stpaulcommunityumc .org.

Sharonville United Methodist Church

There is a traditional service at 8:15 a.m. at 9:30 a.m. there are study groups and Sunday school classes for all ages and at 11 a.m. a service of a blend of contemporary and traditional styles of worship. This year's Missions Celebration Weekend will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 28, with a dinner provided by the Missions Committee.. The dinner will be followed by Pastor Tad presenting highlights of his mission trips to Vietnam. There will be a rummage sale at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 28. Sign-ups for this year’s men’s softball team are available at the Ministry Link Board. A bereavement group meets for lunch on the first Thursday of the month. Serendipity Seniors meet for lunch on the fourth Thursday of the month. Guests and visitors are welcome at all services and events. The church is at 3751 Creek Road, Sharonville; 563-0117;

Sycamore Christian Church

Sunday worship and junior worship services at 10:30 a.m. Sunday Bible study for all ages at 9 a.m. Adult and Youth Bible studies each Wednesday at 7 p.m. Women’s Study Group at 6:30 p.m. every second Wednesday of the month. Includes light refreshments and special ladies study. The church is at 6555 Cooper Road, Sycamore Township; 891-7891.

Sycamore Presbyterian Church

Join us in worship at 8:45 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.. Sunday School for age 3 to grade 12 meets at 10:45 a.m. Childcare is available in the nursery during the 9:45 and 10:45 services for infants through age 2. Weekly adult study opportunities are also offered. Details on these and other programs can be found on the church website calendar or by calling the church office. A new member class is offered at 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5. Lunch will be provided. Call the church office to register. The church is at 11800 MasonMontgomery Road, Symmes Township; 683-0254;

Trinity Community Church

The church is having the program, "Honoring Our Veterans” and a luncheon at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 12. The free program is open to all veterans, their families and friends. Reservations are requred for lunch. Call Clara at 791-0893 for reservations and more information. The church has a free community dinner on the last Tuesday of each month from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. All are welcome. Call the church for information. The church is at 3850 E. Galbraith Road, Deer Park; 7917631; www.trinitycincinnati .org.




DEATHS Leroy J. Bleser

Leroy J. Bleser, 79, of Sharonville died April 17. Survived by wife, Mary (nee Werning); children David (Barbara), Daniel (Uni) and Teresa Bleser; and grandson, Jeffrey Bleser. Services were April 21 at St. Michael Church, Sharonville. Memorials to: St. Michael Church, 11136 Oak St., Sharonville, OH 45241; or Sharonville Senior Citizens, c/o Sharonville Community Center, 10990 Thornview Drive, Sharonville, OH 45241.

Floyd Jones

Floyd Jones, 78, of Springdale died April 13. Survived by wife, Thelma (nee DeRossett); son, Floyd Jones Jr.; step-children Ron and Larry DeRossett, Kenneth Place, Carol Crawford, Louise Mounce and Lorrain Koehler; 14 grandchildren; 28 greatgrandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Trula Barber. Preceded in death by 11 siblings. Services were April 19 at Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home, Evendale. Memorials to: Free Holiness Church of God, 3425 Cornell Road, Cincinnati, OH 45241.

Cedric Alan Kauffman

Cedric “Ike” Alan Kauffman, 56, of Springdale died March 24. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, and an active coach for Springdale youth sports. Survived by wife of 56 years, Janice Kauffman; children Cindy Partin, Christy (Guy) Runge and Cathy Kauffman; grandchildren J.R., Stacey and Jennifer; greatgranddaughter, Audrina. Services were March 30 at Vorhis and Ryan Funeral Home, Cincinnati. Memorials to: Lockland Christian Church, 231 Mill St. Cincinnati, OH 45215; or Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263.

Charles F. Schappacher

Charles F. “Chick” Schappacher, 80, of Evendale died April 16. Surived by wife, Billie (nee Smallwood); siblings Alfred (Minerva), Stanley (Wilma) and Jerry (Pat) Schappacher; stepchildren Sherri (Steve) Tackett and Patti (Trey) Horton; step-grandchildren August Newsome, Austin Tackett and Charlie and Natalie Horton; and numeroups nieces, nephews, friends and his dog, Ginger. Preceded in death by siblings Paul Schappacher and Thelma Vonderhaar. Services were April 20 at Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home, Evendale. Memorials to: St. Rita’s School for the Deaf, 1720 Glendale Milford Road, Cincinnati, OH 45215.

EVENDALE Incidents/investigations Criminal trespassing Reported at 1 Neumann Way, April 7. Theft Foods valued at $281 removed at 2801 Cunningham, April 7.

GLENDALE Arrests/citations Elijah Beckley, 18, 1141 Carolina Ave., Cincinnati, warrant for failing to appear in Mayor's Court, April 5. Luis Paredez, 27, 309 Tarryton Drive, Cincinnati, operating a motor vehicle without a valid license, April 6. Zola Stewart, 30, 8587 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, traffic warrant through Hamilton County Municipal Court, April 7. Ector Ortiz, 29, 1311 Chesterdale Road, Cincinnati, operating a motor vehicle without a valid license, April 8. Sandra Knoll, 60, 870 S. Ave., Cincinnati, domestic violence, April 8. Jacobo Vazquez, 28, 1019 Scott Street, Covington, operating a motor vehicle without a valid license, April 10. Lamar Perry, 49, 492 Matthews Drive, Cincinnati, warrant for failing to appear in Mayor's Court, April 10. Keyonta Hicks, 22, 1025 Fairbanks Ave., Cincinnati, four traffic warrants through Hamilton County Municipal Court, April 11. Jose Cruz, 32, 11343 Lippelman Road, Cincinnati, operating a motor vehicle while under suspension and traffic warrant from Hamilton County Municipal Court, April 11.

The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. This information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Evendale, Chief Niel Korte, 563-2249. » Glendale, Chief Dave Warman, 771-7645 or 771-7882. » Sharonville, Chief Mike Schappa, 563-1147. » Springdale, Chief Mike Mathis, 346-5790. » Wyoming, Chief Gary J. Baldauf, 821-0141.

Incidents/investigations Domestic violence 800 block of South Avenue, husband and wife physical fight, arrest made, charged into Hamilton County Municipal Court, April 8.

SHARONVILLE Arrests/citations Melissa Fuson, 37, Rusha Drive, theft at 4075 Sharon Park, April 5. Derrek Cleveland, 24, 463 Dewdrop Circle, drug abuse at Otto Avenue and East Sharon Road, April 5. Drew Hayford, 23, 3310 Aster, open container at Sharon Road, April 5. Jason Finch, 19, 7980 Elbrect, drug abuse at 11264 U.S. 42, April 2. Devin Duess, 26, 10996 Main St., drug abuse at 10996 Main St., March 30. Frank Nettle, 25, 1060 Township, possession at Hauck Road, April 4. Ching Lee, 40, 8645 Laurel Gorge Lane, assault, unlawful restraint at 11149 Dowlin, April 3. Reynaldo Rodriguez, 24, 134 Mount Vernon, drug parapher-


Obstructing official business Reported at 275, March 30. Theft Reported at 7210 Frederick Road, April 7. Copper piping of unknown value removed at 3841 Malaer Drive, April 9. GPS valued at $150 removed at 12096 Champion Way, April 3. GPS valued at $200 removed at 4097 Oakleaf Court, April 3. Medication of unknown value removed at 184 Mt. Vernon, April 1. Theft, forgery Reported at 11451 Reading Road, March 30. Laptop valued at $900 removed at 3277 Creek Road, April 4.


nalia at 459 Cambridge, April 3. Jasmene Smith, 24, 1462 Enterprise, drug abuse at Chester Road, April 3. Rashawn Davis, 22, 10576 Montgomery Road, drug abuse at 10900 Crown Point, April 2. Timothy Lightning, 26, 6828 Steedart Road, drug possession at Kemper and Canal, April 3. Adam Lail, 28, 2135 Freeman Ave., assault at 10900 Reading Road, April 2. Lawrence Deborne, 52, 3061 Sibring Ave., theft at 10981 Reading Road, April 1.

Arrests/citations Darryl Chatman, 27, 7302 Parkdale, falsification, trafficking in drugs, drug abuse at 1340 Kemper Road, March 27. Cortne Edwards, 27, 1436 Section Road, trafficking in drugs at 1340 Kemper Road, March 27. David Samuel, 37, 5214 Westwind, drug abuse at 12105 Lawnview, April 2.

Incidents/investigations Assault Victim struck at 275 Pictoria, April 3.


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Grailville – needs volunteers for the garden in Loveland. Volunteer days are 9 a.m. to noon selected Saturdays. For a complete list visit or call 6832340. Volunteers will work in the kitchen and herb gardens. No experience is needed, volunteers may participate once or for the entire season. Volunteers should bring gloves, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, footwear that can get dirty and a snack if desired. Tools are provided. GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden retrievers and places them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-981-2251 and leave your name and phone. Visit email League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter needs volunteers 16-and-older to help socialize cats and 18-and-older to socialize and walk dogs. Other opportunities available. Call 735-2299, ext. 3. Save the Animals Foundation – Needs people 18 and older to staff its shelter for homeless cats and dogs. Call 378-0300 for cats and 588-6609 for dogs. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum – has a new horticulture volunteer program. Volun-

teer opportunities include working side by side Spring Grove’s nationally-renowned horticulture team at this National Historic Landmark. Groups of volunteers will be developed to help in the following areas: keeping the front entrance area looking spectacular, controlling invasive species, taking care of the tree and shrub collection. They are also looking for a volunteer, or volunteers, to help with the hybrid tea roses. New volunteers join the volunteer docents who are ambassadors for the cemetery and arboretum. Information sessions, conducted the last Saturday and first Wednesday of each month, will explain the volunteer opportunities. Sessions are at 10 a.m. in the Historic Office, just inside the main entrance to the cemetery. For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Whitney Huang, Spring Grove horticulturist at 853-6866. Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Township. Meetings are open to the public. Visit for monthly subjects or more information. Call 702-8373. Winton Woods Riding Center – is in need of volunteers to assist with the Special Riders Program, which provides training and competition opportunities for children and adults with

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Village of Evendale Council will conduct a public hearing beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday May 8th, 2012 in Council Chambers at Evendale Village Hall, 10500 Reading Road. The purpose of the public hearing will be to consider a proposed text amendment to Evendale Zoning Code section 1272.04(f), establishing penalties for violations of the Zoning Code. Copies of all documents related to the public hearing are on file in the Evendale Building Department. They may be inspected during normal business hours. The public is invited to attend and comment at the public hearing. Barb Rohs, Village of Evendale 1701021 VILLAGE OF EVENDALE ADOPTED ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS The following ordinances and resolution were adopted by the Council of the Village of Evendale at its Regular Council Meeting on April 17th, 2012. ORDINANCE #12-15 APPROVING ADDITIONAL APPROPRIA TIONS IN VARIOUS FUNDS AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY RESOLUTION # 12-05 A RESOLUTION APPROVING VILLAGE POLICY FOR THE 24-HOUR USE OF VILLAGE VEHICLES RESOLUTION # 12-06 A RESOLUTION APPROVING A REVISED POLICY GOVERNING THE USE OF VILLAGE OF EVENDALE CREDIT CARDS BY VILLAGE EMPLOYEES ORDINANCE #12-18 ORDINANCE MAKING AN APPOINT MENT TO THE RECREATION COMMISSION WITHIN THE VILLAGE OF EVENDALE AND DECLARING AN EMERGEN CY ORDINANCE #12-19 ORDINANCE APPOINTING DANIEL N. NOONAN AS FIRE FIGHTER/PARAMEDIC FOR THE VILLAGE OF EVENDALE AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. 1001700732 LEGAL NOTICE INVITATION TO BID CITY OF SHARONVILLE, OHIO Sealed bid proposals will be received at the office of the Safety/Service Director, 10900 Reading Road, Sharonville, Ohio 45241 until May 2, 2012 for furnishing at a guaranteed price, to renovate Gower Park Tennis Courts and at said time and place, publicly opened and read aloud. No bids will be received after 10:00 am on May 2.Bid specifications packets are on file and may be obtained at the above-mentioned Reading Road office. Each bidder is required to submit with their proposal a bid bond or certified check equal in amount to ten percent (10%) of the base bid. The bidder to whom the contract is awarded will be required to furnish a surety bond in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the contract amount. Should the bid be rejected, such check or bond will be returned forthwith. In addition, references may be required to be submitted upon request.Proposals must contain the full name of the party or parties submitting the same and all persons interested therein.After opening of bids, no bid can be withdrawn for sixty (60) days.The Safety/Service Director reserves the right to waive irregularities and to reject any or all bids. Ted Mack Safety/Service Director Advertise:April 18, 2012 April 25, 2012 Bid Opening:May 2, 2012 1001699563

disabilities, and to help with barn duties, horse shows and a variety of other tasks. No experience is necessary and training is provided. Interested individuals ages 14 and older are invited to contact the Winton Woods Riding Center at 931-3057, or at


Executive Service Corps of Cincinnati – Professionals can use their administrative skills to help a busy, growing nonprofit manage its projects and members. Executive Service Corps of Cincinnati is looking for someone with experience in Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook to assist in the Blue Ash office. Volunteers set their own days and hours and enjoy nice working conditions and friendly, bright volunteers and staff. Help the ESCC help other nonprofits succeed. Contact Darlyne Koretos for more information at 791-6230, ext. 10. ESCC is a nonprofit organization that provides full namagement consulting services to other nonprofit oranizations in the CIncinnati area. The agency was founded in 1995 and is located at 10945 Reed Hartman Highway, Suite 108.


Crossroads Hospice - Volunteers are wanted to join the team of Ultimate Givers who strive to provide extra love and comfort to terminally-ill patients and their families in Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland and Warren counties. Volunteers are also needed to support signature programs inspired by Jim Stovall’s novel, “The Ultimate Gift” The Gift of a Day program asks patients what their perfect day is and staff and volunteers work to make it a reality. Ultimate Givers visit with patients in their

homes, assisted living facilities and nursing facilities and help with clerical duties at the Crossroads office. They provide emotional support and companionship to patients and family members, assist with errands or provide respite for those caring for terminally-ill loved ones. For more information or to sign up as an Ultimate Giver, call 7935070 or compete an application online at volunteering. Before becoming a Crossroads Hospice Ultimate Giver, participants must complete an application, TB skin test and training session lead by members of the Crossroads team. Volunteers must wait a minimum of one year after the death of an immediate family member or loved one before applying. Sycamore Senior Center – is in desperate need of volunteers to deliver meals to the homebound elderly in northern Hamilton County as part of its Home Delivered Meals program. Volunteers deliver food to the elderly one day a week, any day Monday through Friday. Pick-up is between 10:30 and 11 a.m. Most drivers complete their deliveries by noon depending on the amount of time a volunteer spends at each home while delivering. Families and groups sharing a route are welcome. The need for volunteers is immediate. Service areas include Amberley Village, Arlington Heights, Blue Ash, Camp Dennison, Deer Park, Dillonvale, Evendale, Forest Park, Glendale, Greenhills, Gulf Manor, Indian Hill, Kenwood, Kennedy Heights, Lincoln Heights, Lockland, Loveland, Madeira, Montgomery, Pleasant Ridge, Reading, Rossmoyne, Sharonville, Silverton, Springdale, Springfield Township, Sycamore Township, Symmes Township, Wyoming and Woodlawn. Call 686-1013,


984-1234 or e-mail Meals on Wheels – Volunteers are needed to drive weekly, bi-weekly or monthly from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Volunteers would pick up meals from Deupree House in Hyde Park and deliver a 90-minute route to eastern Cincinnati shut-ins. A valid driver’s license and car insurance are required. For more information or to volunteer, contact Bridgett Biggs at 5618150, or e-mail her at


Anderson Senior Center – Computer Instructors and Assistants needed to teach older adults in basic computer skills. 10-week classes are held at the Anderson Senior Center and offered 3-4 times per year. Classes are held Monday-Friday. Instructors teach the curriculum while assistants help the students. If interested please email Change a life – Volunteer to tutor an adult with low-level literacy skills or GED preparation needs. Call 621-READ. Cincinnati Reads – a volunteer tutoring program working with K-4 students in Cincinnati Public Schools. Volunteers receive free training to work one-on-one with children who are struggling to read. Call 621-7323 or email Jayne Martin Dressing, Clermont 20/20 – and its college access program, Clermont Educational Opportunities, offer a mentoring program that matches adults to work with a group of high school students from local high schools. Volunteers are needed to become mentors to help students stay in school and prepare to graduate with a plan for their next step. Call Terri Rechtin at 753-9222 or 673-3334 (cell) or email for more information. Granny’s Garden School – Volunteers needed from 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays to work on behindthe-scenes projects. Volunteers also needed to help with developing Web pages. Call 489-7099; Granny’s Hands-on Gardening Club is looking for new gardeners, to work with garden manager Suellyn Shupe. Experienced gardeners, come to share your expertise and enjoy the company of other gardeners while supporting the Granny’s Garden School program times: 1:30-4 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The school is located at the Loveland Primary and Elementary, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. email or visit Inktank – Group looking for volunteers to help children and adults improve their skills in writing-based initiatives across the city. Call 542-0195. Raymond Walters College – Needs volunteers to serve as tutors to skills enhancement students. The class meets from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays and from 5-8 p.m. Thursdays. Call 7455691. The Salvation Army – The Salvation Army issued an appeal today for volunteers to assist with its youth development programs. The Salvation Army offers After-School and Summer Enrichment programs, providing children from at-risk neighborhoods with development opportunities throughout the year. The Salvation Army offers these programs at Community Centers across Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, providing localized opportunities for volunteers to engage with these critical programs. The Salvation Army seeks those who have interest volunteering in one or more of the following roles: Assisting children with homework, being a reading buddy, playing learning games with the children, assisting with skill drills, playing sports and gym games with the children, helping with snacks and meals provided to the children, being a good listener and role model. The Salvation Army’s After-school program serves children ages 6 to 12 years throughout the school year, from August to May, generally three to five days a week in the 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. time frame. Program elements include tutoring, homework help,

computer literacy, conflict resolution and character training, spiritual development, recreation, sports and arts & crafts. The Salvation Army’s Summer Enrichment program functions for eight weeks, five days per week, in the 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. timeframe. The itinerary entails sports and recreation, field trips, computer literacy, arts and crafts, character training, spiritual development and academic maintenance. Volunteers are sought to help with any and all components of these wonderful youth programs. Volunteers are generally high school age and older. It is preferred that volunteers can be present at least one hour per week for the duration of the program (i.e., the school year, or summer). For more information or to volunteer with The Salvation Army’s youth programs, please contact Melanie Fazekas at 762-5671, or Melanie.fazekas@use. 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-onone 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 email melittasmi@countrysideymca. org. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Clermont County – are looking for volunteers to mentor youth ages 6 to 18, and help them with homework, ACT/SAT practice and special events. Call 552-1948 or e-mail


Summerfair – Opens its gates for its 45th annual event on Friday, June 1. Thousands of patrons will enjoy three days of great art, music and food thanks to a large contingent of local volunteers. Since its beginning in Eden Park in 1968, Summerfair has been planned and run by local and regional volunteers. With record-level crowds anticipated this year, more than 400 volunteers will be needed to give their time during Summerfair 2012, on June 1, 2 and 3 at Coney Island. Volunteer positions average a two hour time commitment and include working in the Youth Arts area, poster and t-shirt sales, general hospitality and the admission gates. All volunteers will receive free admission to the fair, free parking, a complimentary 2012 Summerfair poster and cold water and soft drinks during their shift. Volunteer forms can be downloaded from the Summerfair Cincinnati website at and should be returned to the Summerfair Cincinnati offices by April 23. Volunteer positions will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Volunteers under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call the Summerfair Cincinnati office at 531-0050, visit Summerfair Cincinnati online at or email


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