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House safe after fireworks stockpile discovered Chief: Homeowner was former Rozzi employee By Kelly McBride

SHARONVILLE — A Creek Road residence has been declared safe after a stockpile of fireworks was discovered inside a house April 24. Emergency workers responding to a call from the homeowner’s friend discovered the explo-

sive materials, which were disposed of that night and the following morning. Homeowner Donald Rowe was dead when firefighters arrived, according to Fire Chief Ralph Hammonds. His death is not related to the fireworks, Hammonds said. The fireworks materials were discovered in jars and bins throughout the house owned by the longtime employee of Rozzi Fireworks. Hammonds said Rowe had developed fireworks for Rozzi. “We don’t feel there was any ill

intent, or any criminal activity,” Hammonds said. Fire, police and public works departments, along with the Ohio bomb squad, FBI and EPA officials, worked together to clear the house. “Some of it was disposed of in a controlled detonation on site,” Hammonds said, and some was burned on city-owned property. Deputy Safety Service Director Christine Thompson said that because the house was next to the Community Center, that building was evacuated for a short time and a portion of Creek Road was

closed Wednesday morning during the removal and disposal of material. “We mitigated the situation in a reasonable timeframe to make everything safe for the community and residents,” Hammonds said, “and for anyone who would enter the house now.” For more about your community, visit Get regular Sharonville updates by signing up for our email newsletter. Visit

Project roots: Ecology, education Wyoming students beautify courtyard By Kelly McBride

WYOMING — A courtyard cleanup to pull weeds and tidy up the parking lot area at Wyoming High School has blossomed into a multi-purpose project. “It had fallen into neglect and became a giant weed patch,” English teacher Alli Wischer said in a presentation to the Wyoming Board of Education. After the cleanup, perennial plants and knock-out rose bushes were planted. “We thought our work was finished,” she said of the courtyard. “But the students were so motivated, they took this to another place,” she said of the expanded project. That led to the creation of Campus Renovation for an Ecofriendly Wyoming, or CREW, which combined several student groups. Intervention specialist Victoria Haygood has paired typical students with special needs students, which benefits both partners. “We paired the students to teach them skills they can transfer into work opportunities, like groundskeeping and landscaping, as well as to provide role models to establish relationships,” Haygood said. Daniel Gilbert was paired with special needs student Steven Meier.

By Kelly McBride

SPRINGDALE — The Springdale Senior Citizens Club will explore several locations along downtown and the riverbank. The Heritage Tour, conducted with a guide from the Cincinnati Museum, will include stops along the banks of the Ohio River, Over-theRhine, overlook sites, Mount Adams, Eden Park, the Suspension Bridge and northern Kentucky’s historic district. Seniors are encouraged to bring their cameras on the tour, which lasts about twoand-a-half hours. Lunch will follow at Washington Platform Saloon and Restaurant. The Washington Platform restaurant, established in 1875, was one of the stops along the canal that once flowed through Cincinnati along what’s now Central Parkway. When it reopened in 1986, Washington Platform included a “Canal Room” to honor its history. The tour, Friday, June 15, costs $48. It includes trans-

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Steven Meier, left, and Daniel Gilbert, both wearing Wyoming's school colors, were paired by Victoria, second from left, for the project. Student Body President Allanah Jackson, right, addresses the Board of Education about the courtyard renovation, which includes groups such as the Future Business Leaders of America. Otto Warmbier, second from right, is vice president of Wyoming High School's FBLA. KELLY MCBRIDE/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Knock-out rose bushes, annual plants and perennials such as coneflowers were planted after weeds were cleared out. PROVIDED “I have created a relationship with Steven that’s not only good for him, but for me,” Gilbert said of the pairing. The newly established Future

Business Leaders of America got involved, too. “We were interested in the economic, management and sales side,” said Otto Warmbier, vice



B1 Wyoming High School’s prom departed with a “Titanic” theme.

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Seniors plan Heritage Tour

president of the group. “That’s what the project was missing.” The FBLA wrote sales pitches, made order forms and created a Facebook page. Titled Wyoming High School Courtyard Renovation, the Facebook page chronicles the progress and provides details of the project. FBLA members also called vendors and canvassed local businesses for support. Warmbier said the club will deal with the seating and other

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11th Evendale Fine Arts Exhibit in the community room at the Evendale Recreation Center, 10500 Reading Road. Beginning with the opening night Friday, May 4, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., the exhibit will be open noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, and noon to 4 p.m. Monday. More than 80 area artists will showcase their original pieces of art during the exhibit, which include paintings, collages and some sculptures. Not every submitted piece of art was chosen for the exhibit, juried by local artist David Mueller, said Susan Gordy, director of the Evendale Cultural Arts Center. The varied art mediums are accompanied by a variety of the artists’ notoriety and experience, with work from some better known artists and pieces by emerging artists as well, Gordy said. Gordy said the center began to send out notices for the exhibit to artists in January, but participation was not invitation-only. Anyone could submit up to three pieces, which would be considered by Mueller.

Evendale residents and non-residents alike peruse the submissions at a past art exhibit. The Evendale Cultural Arts Center will present more than 130 pieces of art at this year's exhibit, opening May 4. THANKS TO MARTHA CARMODY She added that deciding pieces for the exhibit is a “pretty intense process” for everyone, and the quality shows. “When you create a piece of art, it’s like having your heart on your sleeve,” she said. “It’s something you created and put your heart and soul into.” She said the exhibit had the largest crowd to date last year, with more than 500 people attending, and about 400 on opening night

alone. Gordy said she hopes to exceed that this year, and that more Evendale residents will attend. “Our goal is to share fine art with people in a friendly setting,” she said. “I used to be intimidated by art until I worked with it. The community setting makes it much more friendly.” The almost 130-piece exhibit is free, and open to both Evendale residents and non-residents. Gordy said “it’s getting down to the


at about 3:30 p.m. Deadline to register is May 8. Reservations can be made at the Springdale Community Center desk or during a Senior Citizens Club meeting each Tuesday in Room B at the Community Center, 11999 Lawnview Ave. Meetings run from

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portation by air-conditioned coach bus, lunch and the tour guide. The bus will leave the Springdale Community Center at 9 a.m. and return

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furniture for the courtyard, which will serve as a study hub and social setting. “We’ll renovate what we can, and bring in ecofriendly items oriented for classroom use and collaboration.” Currently, the courtyard has been cleared of weeds, and plants, both annuals and perennials, have been planted. The project also will address the expanse of concrete that surrounds the courtyard.

Wischer said a $2,500 Trane Grant Award, along with a partnership with Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, will help to address the concrete challenge. The grant funds will be used for permeable pavers, a water reclamation system and solar energy for the project. As the project advances, shade trees and native plants, as well as a handicap-accessible planting bed, will be added. Finally, waste reduction will be implemented, with composters donated by the Cincinnati Zoo and composting tumblers purchased with grand funding.

wire,” but she excited for this year’s exhibit. “Art brings a vitality of life and engages people living in neighborhoods,” she said. “It feeds into their quality of life ... people are blown away when they come in, which is a compliment to the juror and the volunteers.” For more about your community, visit Evendale.

9:30 a.m. to noon. Reservations also can be made by contacting Joan Knox at or 6747755. For more about your community, visit

The school’s art department will design permanent artwork, which will include sculptures and a water feature. “This will provide a great opportunity for students for learning, graduation ceremonies and receptions,” Wischer said. “The aesthetics will be encouraging to students and staff,” she said, “and it will provide educational opportunities.” To get the job done, the school needs more funding. “What we need is money, and to spread the word.” For more about your community, visit


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Students make new friends out on the ‘Prarie’ David Rosenthal is the director of “Prairie,” a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating Evelyn a bridge Perkins between COLUMNIST real experience vs. what he perceives as impersonal communication, which is not real because it neither creates knowledge nor widens the way to make critical, thoughtful decisions when students see something different from their own world. To this end, David joined with Michael Pearl, the director of St. Monica Community Center in Lincoln Heights, and Angie Reichert-Hester, Wyoming Schools Service learning coordinator, in a collaborative effort to bring children of the two communities together for an exciting experience. Students who participate in St. Monica activities live in Lincoln Heights and attend Princeton schools. The youngsters photographed each other and their respective neighborhoods. They snapped pictures of the Stearns Mansion and Friendship United Meth-

Angie Reichert-Hester of Wyoming schools, David Rosenthal ,director of Prairie;" Alice Brown, Sister Ann Margaret, Michael Pearl and Tabby Hodge of St. Monica Community Center. EVELYN PERKINS/FOR THE COMMUNITY odist Church in Wyoming and Lincoln Heights Missionary Baptist Church in Woodlawn as well as each other, street scenes, homes and each other laughing and playing. The Bonham Branch Public Library in Wyoming kindly host a viewing of several of the more than 4,000 wonderful images taken. Parents proudly viewed their children’s work. There were typed comments from the students about their experience. Katie Nance, a sixth-

A sample of the photographs taken by the Wyoming and Lincoln Heights students. EVELYN PERKINS/FOR THE COMMUNITY

grader at Wyoming Middle School, and DeAirra Francis, a fifth-grader at Evendale Elementary, never missed a day. Katie felt it was so enlightening to team with Taiwan Roseman, a sixth-grader from

Princeton Middle School who wants to be either an engineer or a chef (he makes good sauces). Everyone deserves accolades for this project and David lauded all for their work, bold images,

good energy on this project. It was a collaborative effort including the staff from St. Monica, where the artwork will be displayed. “Prairie” produces programs for schools and organizations all around Cincinnati. Rosenthal taught at the UC School of Art, yearning for students needing exposure to the real world. He began “Prairie” in 2008 while still teaching. One piece at a time, the project grew with partners and ideas. Now he does this full time, producing 10-15 events per year. He grew up in Hartwell, just at the Wyoming border when Evergreen Retirement Community was farm land. Much of his extended family grew up in Wyoming. He has two daughters and a “worthless old cat.” Angie said, “This project was neat because both sets of kids commented they drove through each other’s neighborhoods, but didn’t know about them.” Some of the written comments were, “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover; Lincoln Heights is just another community; there are a lot of misconceptions; just because of stereotypes you hear about being different from

us doesn’t mean they are true; I love St. Monica’s.” Karen Gaski, a photo teacher at Wyoming High School for 18 years, wanted to get her students to reach out to other communities David’s goal is to open minds and hearts. He presented out journals and discs for each student inscribed “New Voices, Wyoming High School and St. Monica’s Community Center.” The students who participated were: Alexandra Abel, Rachel Rusk, Laura Cross, Imyah, Tianon and Takir Roseman, Ginger Engel, Becca Kahn, Tashilah Smith;, Brooke Duncan, Diamond Kidd, Lauryn Talbert, Jalen BrandtElder, Allie Kraft, Alicia McMichael, Yakeyia Brown, Katie Walker, Rakeya Morris, Josh Berry, Diamond Nelson, Malika Wildon, Pat Dierker, Katie Nance, Rowan Durban and DeAirra Francis. This endeavor broadened their horizons, built relationships and developed their skills. I didn’t speak to any student or parent who wasn’t thrilled with the experience. Send items for Evelyn Perkins’ column to 10127 Chester Road, Woodlawn, 45215, or call her directly at 772-7379.

BRIEFLY Correction

Princeton student Chris Buck's name was misspelled in a photo caption in the April 18 edition of the TriCounty Press.

Glendale celebrates Cinco de Mayo

The Harry Whiting Brown Communty Center will celebrate spring with a Cinco de Mayo event from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the center on Sharon Road. The event includes crafts, hobby horse pole stick races, a May pole and International Children’s Day Celebration, among others.

Sportsman/ Sportswoman voting under way

It’s time to pick your TriCounty Press 2012 Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year.

Voting opened Monday, April 30. To place a vote, go to Find the red and blue Sportsman of the Year logo on the right-hand side (you may need to scroll down) and click on it for a list of newspaper ballots/links. Log into using your Facebook account and vote. You can vote every day up to 150 times until midnight Friday, May 18. See Sports for a listing of who’s on your newspaper’s ballot. Private schools nominees will generally be in the paper where the school is located. And, due to a record number of nominations this year, we were not able to use all qualified students on the ballot in some papers. Winners will receive a pair of Reds tickets, a story that runs in late June and a certificate. Questions? Email

Art exhibit opens in Sharonville

“Epiphany” is an experimental, mixed-media exhibit by local artist Nancy Gamon, which opens May 5 at Sharonville Fine Arts Center, 11165 Reading Road. The opening reception is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 5. The show runs through June 9. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. WednesdayFriday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Herb Society sale

The Herb Society of Greater Cincinnati’s herb and plant sale is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Wyoming Civic Center, 1 Worthington Ave. in Wyoming. More than 100 varieties of herbs and plants, as well as garden-related crafts, will be on sale.

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By Kelly McBride

Wendy Schworer's seventh graders are reaching out to several shut-in parishioners of St. Michael in Sharonville. KELLY MCBRIDE/THE COMMUNITY PRESS “So, when we got our first (set of) cards back from them, it was nice to know what they do during the day,” she said of responses from some of the parishioners. “At first, I thought it was just more homework,” Hannah McKaig said. “Then, when we got the first letter back, I knew how much they do appreciate the letters.” For the Christmas holiday, the class videotaped themselves

singing, dancing and playing Christmas carols. Schworer created a DVD and sent it to the shut-ins. “It was like we were sending them a Christmas present,” Kyle Huchison said. “It was something they could see, and show other people.” In January, the students sent word search puzzles, along with letters sharing their activities from the holiday break.

“It makes me think I’m making a difference, and brightening up their lives,” Hannah said. “It’s something to look forward to.” For more about your community, visit Get regular Sharonville updates by signing up for our email newsletter. Visit

St. Ursula home to National Merit finalists EAST WALNUT HILLS — St. Ursula Academy recently announced its National Merit and National Achievement finalists for 2012. These students, who were recognized as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Competition in the fall, have now been named finalists. The National Merit Finalists are: » Corinne Nako of Indian Hill. » Mary Tull of Kenwood. » Katherine Woebkenberg of Montgomery. These seniors are among 16,000 semifinalists who will have an opportunity to compete this spring for 8,300 Merit Scholarship awards worth $34 million. The National Achievement Finalists are: » Kristin Swope of Springdale. » Dawn Thomas of Woodlawn. These seniors are among 1,600 black American high school students who now have the opportunity to compete for


Chloe Halsted, of Cincinnati, a student at Wyoming High School was selected to represent Ohio as a National Youth Delegate at the 2012 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University. Halsted has been awarded opportunity to join a select group of 250 students from across the country to participate in an intensive study week-long of leadership in environmental science and conservation. Halsted was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in leadership in the sciences and conservation studies.


St. Michael students find reward in reaching out SHARONVILLE — Seventhgraders at St. Michael School are finding out how a little bit of outreach can make a big difference. Students in Wendy Schworer’s religion class have been sending cards to several elderly parishioners who are confined to their homes. They began the outreach in November, with four groups of seven sending cards and a personal letter of introduction to each of the seven shut-ins. “I always tell the students that we write to brighten their day and we do not expect to get anything in return,” Schworer said, “but many of our shut-ins have sent notes, cards and small gifts. “I try very hard to convey to the kids how much this means to these home-bound people,” she said. “I hope they realize what joy they are bringing to these adults and what little effort and time it is taking them to do it.” They do. It started with an understanding of what a shut-in is. “Shut-ins are people who live by themselves, and can’t get around easily,” Tori Jansing said. “Before we did this, I didn’t think it was interesting,” Taylor Fothergill said. “I thought they were people that sat around, doing nothing.


» Alexander Nikias of Sharonville was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Ohio Dominican University. » Cornell University's Mary Panos of Wyoming has been placed on the Dean's List of the College of Arts and Sciences for Excellence in Scholarship for the fall 2011 semester. » Mary Malloy of Glendale, an Ursuline Academy graduate, earned a spot on the dean’s list at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia for the fall semester. Malloy, a chemistry major, was also awarded a position in the 2012 Summer Scholars program at the university. She will work under the mentorship of Professor Jose Cerda in the chemistry department. » Loveland natives Mary McLaughlin, Rachel Merchak and Danielle Walerius were all named to the dean’s list at Wittenberg University for the fall semester. McLaughlin is the daughter of Mary McLaghlin, Merchac is the daughter of Matthew and Lori Murphy and Walerius is the daughter of Daryl and Kathleen Walerius. » Abagail Claire Lauter of Glendale; Christopher James Anderson, Ryan Thomas Marshall Bundy, Nicholas Taylor Byers, Zachary Roger Fischer, Monica Jean Fischer, James Valentine Harmon, Abbey Carolyn Horne, Sydney Ryan Kreuzmann, Caroline Reid Lemasters, Jonathan Profitt, Erica Lynn Stonehill, Nicholas Andrew Bellman, Alison Ann Strom all of Wyoming, made the dean’s list for the fall semester at Miami University. » Sarah Topp of Sharonville was named to the fall semester dean’s list at Taylor University. » Alicia Brandewie of Wyoming, daughter of John and Christina Brandewie, was named to the dean’s list at Emory College


Stephen Pflum of Loveland received a Buschmann Award and a Catholic Heritage Grant from Xavier University. The son of Steven and the late Jackie Pflum, he will graduate from Moeller High School this spring.


The following students have earned honors for the second quarter of 2011-2012.

Freshmen First Honors - Michael Bair, Ryan Frank, Kurtis Hoffman, Andrew Olinger, Cullan Sanders and Matthew Schneider. Second Honors - Henry Rieman, Riely Rufo, Wolfgang Scholz, Augustin Sharpshair, Peter Sharpshair and Thomas Speed.


St. Ursula Academy National Merit and National Achievement Finalists with St. Ursula President Lelia Keefe Kramer, left, are Peggy Tull, Katie Woebkenberg, Corinne Nako, Dawn Thomas, Kristin Swope and St. Ursula Principal Craig Maliborski. THANKS TO JILL CAHILL approximately 800 spring Achievement Scholarship awards, worth $2.4 million. This competition recognized these St. Ursula Academy seniors for their outstanding results on the PSAT exam, taken last Oc-

tober when they were juniors. St. Ursula also has 13 students who were named Commended Students by scoring in the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who took the PSAT. In the past nine years, the Na-


tional Merit Corporation recognized approximately 12 percent of St. Ursula Academy seniors (a total of 172 St. Ursula students) in the National Merit, National Achievement and the National Hispanic Scholarship Programs.

First Honors - Erik Deeds, William Eades, Robert Mechley, Kevin Morrison, Gregory Nymberg, William Rinderle and Aaron Webb. Second Honors - Matthew Boyle, Chad Crable, William Dorward, Grant Godbey, Zachary Jansing, Reed Maertz and Tracey Stacey.

Juniors First Honors - Kenton Asbrock, Quinn Collison, Zachary Hoffman, Stephen Lair and Eric Scott. Second Honors - Alexander Burgdorf, Eric Kraemer, Michael Stevenson and William Vaske.

Seniors Evendale Elementary fourth-grader Carly Petersman earned top honors in the Ohio PTA Reflections Visual Arts Competition. Her drawing was based on the theme, "Diversity is..." and won the Award of Merit in the grades 3-5 division. Her artwork will be on display in Columbus for the month of April along with 23 other works of art from students in preschool through grade 12. Evendale Elementary students earning participation ribbons and certificates include, from left: front row, Miranda Mosso; second row, Michael Lichtenberg, Carson McDaniel, Melanie Kessler and Jack McDaniel; back row Kieran O'Neill, Elizabeth Gandert, Clay Kessler and Kyle McDaniel. THANKS TO MARJORIE MILLENNOR

First Honors - Kyle Babiak, Mark Havens and Lincoln Reed. Second Honors - Carey Asbrock, Brian Burkhart and Daniel Schneider.


The following students have earned honors for the second quarter of 2011-2012.

First honors Freshmen - Elise Hurwitz, Caitlin Kelly and Emma Tepe. Juniors - Sarah Braley, Emily Janszen, Jordan Maier and Madeline Reilly. Seniors - Sarah Bundschuh, Nicole Hurwitz, Sarah Kappers, Margaret Rohs, Kristin Swope, Maria Thaman and Dawn Thomas.

Second honors Freshmen - Sarah O'Shaughnessy, Natalie Souleyrette and Taylor Swope. Seniors - Madeline Meiners





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Vote for your top Sportsmen Tri-County Press nominees named HAMILTON COUNTY — It’s time to pick your Tri-County Press 2012 Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year. Voting opened Monday, April 30. To place a vote, go to Find the red and blue Sportsman of the Year logo on the right-hand side (you may need to scroll down) and click on it for a list of newspaper ballots/ links. Log into using your Facebook account and vote. You can vote every day up to 150 times until midnight Friday, May 18. Readers and school officials nominated these students online during two weeks in mid-April. Because of the record volume of nominations, we were not able to use all worthy nominations this year. Private school nominations are located in the home paper of that school. Here are the students on your ballot:

Boys: Corbin Guggenheim, Wyoming, senior - Wrestling, lacrosse. 2012 state tournament qualifier in wrestling. Captain of the wrestling team. Honorable mention CHL as a sophomore. Second team CHL as junior and senior. 2916 as a senior with 12 pins at 132 pounds. Three-year varsity letter winner in lacrosse. Max Kadish, Wyoming, senior - Football, baseball. CHL honorable mention as a sophomore. CHL first team as junior and senior. Second in the league in receiving yards senior year. Four-year letter winner in baseball. CHL honorable mention as a freshman, second team as a sophomore, first team as a junior (senior awards pending). Second in CHL in hitting as a junior. Honor student. Will play baseball at Furman in the fall. Generations Together participant. Relay for Life participant. Volunteer for youth football and baseball camps. Soup kitchen volunteer. Nate McGill, Princeton, senior – Football, honorable mention recognition from the Enquirer after helping to lead Princeton’s football team with 1,061 yards passing and 14 touchdowns. Also rushed for 427 yards. Named secondteam all-GMC in 2011. Was also a member of the basketball team. Conner Nagel, Princeton, sen-

ior – Tennis, two-time state qualifier. As a junior reached the state tournament at doubles. Returned as a junior at singles. Was named second team-GCTCA last spring. As a sophomore, earned firstteam all-GCTCA recognition.

Girls: Michelle Jolson, Wyoming, senior – Soccer, basketball, diving, track. CHL athlete of the year in soccer as a senior. CHL second team as a freshman, first team as a sophomore, junior and senior. CHL second team as a sophomore in basketball, first team as a junior and senior. Second in CHL in scoring senior year. First team CHL in track freshman, sophomore and junior years (senior awards pending). Top CHL times in 2011 in 100 and 200 meter dash. Honor student who will attend Brown and play soccer next fall. Relay for Life participant. Clara Rodrigue, Wyoming, senior - Volleyball, cross country, basketball, softball. Member of two-time CHL champion volleyball team. Second-team CHL as a senior.16th best time in the league in cross country. CHL honorable mention as a junior, second team as a senior in basketball. Third baseman on coach Holly Muehlenkamp’s softball team. Twin sister of Rachel Rodrigue, also a Wyoming student-athlete. Emily Roper, Princeton, junior – Softball, basketball, Received honorable mention all-city in softball in 2011after posting a .400 batting average. Is batting .405 and was voted captain during the 2012 campaign. Was a part of the basketball team’s last three GMC championship squads. Averaged 8.9 points and 3.8 rebounds during the year. Carried a 4.4 GPA at the start of softball season. Claudia Saunders, Princeton, senior – Track, cross country, the first Princeton runner, male or female, to win a state cross country championship. She also garnered first-team all-state recognition. Named Enquirer honorable mention in the 300 hurdles during the spring of 2011. Won the Division I state championship in the 100 hurdles. Will run for Stanford University. Emily Stites, Wyoming, senior - Cross country, track. Regional champion in cross country and sixth in the state in 2011. Firstteam CHL all four years. Firstteam CHL in track entire career (spring awards pending). 2011 district champion in the 1,600 and 3,200 meters. Fifth in the state in the 1,600 and 3,200.


Wyoming senior Andy Dickson throws plateward during the Cowboys' 8-2 victory over Finneytown on April 25. Helping Dickson to the win were Max Kadish, who was 3-3 with a pair of doubles and four RBI, Adam Chalmers with three RBI, Casey Howell, who was 2-4, and Sam Edwards, who was 2-3. Wyoming followed up with a Friday afternoon, extra-inning 2-1 win over Madeira to retake first place in the CHL. THANKS TO PETER DICKSON

Cowboys expect the usual duel

Wyoming senior Michelle Jolson tries to push past a Lockland runner in the 100 meters at Seven Hills April 25. Jolson finished in 13.2. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Boys, girls track teams win meet By Scott Springer

WYOMING — Despite having one of the longer bus rides to Red Bank Road, the Wyoming Cowboy track squad ambled over to the eastside before sunset and galloped away with the Seven Hills Invitational April 24-25. Both the girls and boys teams won decisively. Coach Conrell Munlin’s girls have been in the hunt in recent years in the Cincinnati Hills League, but the boys haven’t taken a league crown in six years. The win at Seven Hills could give them some momentum down the stretch run. Most notable for the Cowboys this spring is the “daily double” potential of sophomore Jalen Fox who took the 100 in 11.3 and 200 in 23.2. Don’t be surprised to see him lugging a football this fall for coach Aaron Hancock’s initial team. “I had him in football in seventh grade,” Munlin said. “Ever since he’s been with us on the varsity level of track, he’s been our leader in sprints. He’s doing every thing we tell him to do as far as starts and everything. He’s a very focused runner.” Senior Jaleel Allen gives the Cowboys added depth in the sprints, as does Clifford Ngong in the 400 and 800. In the longer distances, senior Seth Gold is the leader, followed closely by the freshman brother of Emily Stites, Ben Stites. “Seth is a good leader and they look up to him,” Mumlin said. “A lot of the young guys are really stepping up.” Gold was second in the 1,600 and won the 3,200 at Seven

Wyoming sophomore Jalen Fox, far right, starts to pull away in the 100 meter dash at Seven Hills April 25. Teammate and senior Jaleel Allen, second from left, also gains ground. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Hills in 10:32. Emily Stites dominated the girls distance events, covering the 1,600 in 5:15.3 and the 3200 in 11 minutes. In most races, she laps several opponents. The senior is expected to continue her long-running duel with Indian Hill’s Elizabeth Heinbach. Heinbach has had the edge in track events, with Stites sliding by last fall in cross country races. “They are two of the best in the state,” Munlin declared. “It’s a good, healthy rivalry - especially in our league. Our league is well represented in those distance events.” In the hurdles, Kayla Livingston is still just a junior and was the Seven Hills 100 hurdle winner at 16.5. Likewise, sprinter Cynthia Reinecke is a junior and is a mainstay in sprints and the long jump, which she won at 15’ 0.5”. “Cynthia’s really starting to believe in herself a lot,” Munlin said. “I’m not saying she ever doubted herself; it’s just the more she’s running, the more she believes in herself.” The glue to the girls squad is senior Michelle Jolson, who has earned more letters at

Wyoming than a “Wheel of Fortune” contestant. Working on her fourth for this year alone, Jolson covers sprints, relays and high jumps for the Cowboys. “She is very reliable,” Munlin said. “(She’s) one of my senior leaders, a four-year runner. I depend on her a lot.” Like the boys team, the Wyoming girls hope to parlay the Seven Hills win into some much needed confidence to compete with Indian Hill. As they were winning in one part of town April 25, the Lady Braves were taking the Finneytown Invitational. “We’re well-rounded, but we’re going to have our challenges in the league,” Munlins said. “Indian Hill’s always going to have a couple good runners. We can’t let our guard down; we’ve got to run hard. You can never underestimate Indian Hill with what they have. When we’re not running against them, I pull for them.” The next Wyoming/Indian Hill showdown is the Steve McKee Kiwanis Invitational at Mariemont May 2-3, before the two take their paces at the CHL meet the following week.



» This week’s award goes to Wyoming slugger Max Kadish, who was 3-3 with a pair of doubles and four runs batted in during the Cowobys 8-2 win over Finneytown April 25.


» Wyoming blanked Madeira 5-0 on April 25. Recording singles wins were senior Luke Prather and freshmen Myles Bourbon and Will Carter.


» Princeton won its home invitational April 25. Macerio Clark (400) and Kevin Rainey (110 hurdles) were victorious in individual competition. » Wyoming won the Seven Hills Invitational April 25. Sophomore Jalen Fox won the 100 and 200, Seth Gold the 3200, and the Cowboys took the 4x100, 4x200 and 4x800 relay. » The Wyoming girls also won the Seven Hills Invitational April 25. Junior Kayla Livingston won the 100 hurdles, junior Cynthia Reinecke the long

jump, senior Emily Stites won the 1600 and 3200 and the Cowboys won the 4x400 relay.

Tweets from the beat

» @MikeDyer: Wyoming expected to announce boys’ basketball coach Monday night after Board of Education approval. » @MikeDyer: Princeton senior Deion Isham has committed to Iowa Central Community College, says Princeton hoops coach Michael Anderson





Editor: Dick Maloney,, 248-7134


Tax Freedom Day not whole story

April 17 was not just the deadline to file federal tax returns. Ironically, it was also Tax Freedom Day. That means the typical American has spent every working day so far this year earning just enough money to pay off his or her federal, state, and local tax bills, according to the Tax Foundation. While Tax Freedom Day is a useful measure of the average tax burden, it doesn’t tell the entire story. Unfortunately, the federal government spends far more than it receives in tax revenue.

This year, the budget deficit is projected to be more than $1 trillion. The Tax Foundation estimates that if we were to raise taxes to Jean Schmidt COMMUNITY PRESS actually pay for all federal GUEST COLUMNIST spending, Tax Freedom Day would not arrive until May 14. Working 107 days just to pay taxes is too much. If President Obama gets his way, it will not get better any time soon. Under

the administration’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2013, we will have our fourth consecutive budget deficit surpassing $1 trillion. In fact, federal spending in 2013, under the president’s budget, would be 27.5 percent more than it was in 2008. The president would increase the tax burden from 15.4 percent of gross domestic product in 2011 to 20.1 percent in 2022. The gross domestic product is the total value of goods produced and services provided in our country in a year. What that boils down to is this: The president’s budget would impose a

$200,000 debt burden on every American household. This isn’t the time for gimmicks like the so-called Buffet Rule, which is designed only to gain a political advantage. We need to begin discussing serious proposals to bring federal spending under control. The House, with my support, passed a budget resolution that would put the country on firmer financial ground. It would, among other things, cut spending by $5 trillion relative to the president’s budget and eliminate the budget deficit in 10 years. The president, on the other

hand, has offered only more of the same, feckless proposals – wasteful stimulus spending, increased deficits, and higher taxes. To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, we have a budget problem not because we tax too little, but because we spend too much. The best way to fix deficits, and debts, is not to tax more, but to spend less. Jean Schmidt is the U.S. Representative in Ohio’s 2nd Congressional District. Her local office number is 513-791-0381.

CH@TROOM April 18 question

U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot thinks U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Newtown in February, would make a good vice president. AMANDA DAVIDSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Portman would make a good VP It’s pretty clear at this point that Mitt Romney is going to be the Republican nominee for President. Steve Chabot And one of COMMUNITY PRESS the most imporGUEST COLUMNIST tant decisions that Romney will have to make in his quest for the presidency, is who to select as a running mate. For what it’s worth, I think that Rob Portman would be a great choice. He’d be a tremendous vice presidential candidate, and if God forbid, tragedy befell a Romney administration and the vice president had to step up and fill the position of president, no one, in my opinion, would be more prepared to take on the awesome responsibilities of that office than Rob Portman. I’ve been fortunate enough to know and work with Rob Portman for more than 20 years now. We represented adjoining Congressional districts in the House of Representatives for more than a decade. Sharing the responsibilities of representing Greater Cincinnati in Congress gave me considerable insight into the real Rob Portman. He’s honest, hard-working, smart, detail-oriented and dedicated to his family. Perhaps his greatest asset is his wife Jane, who is a leader in her own right. Perhaps most importantly, the Romney campaign won’t have to worry about getting Rob Portman up to speed to fulfill his role as a vice presidential candidate. He knows the issues inside and out. In fact, he’s so knowledgeable and such a good debater that when the Bush/Cheney and McCain campaigns were looking for a top-notch debater,

they chose Rob Portman to play that critical role. Cheney even commented that Portman was a tougher (and better) opponent than Joe Liberman! Also importantly, Rob Portman has already been vetted for his job in the executive branch of the government – twice. First, when he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate for the cabinet level position of U.S. Trade Representative, after leaving Congress. And then when he was again confirmed by the United States Senate to fill the critical position of director of the OMB (Office of Management and Budget.) And when you consider how critical it is that we get our $16 trillion plus budget debt under control, experience in this area is very important. On the political front, as is often said, no Republican has ever been elected President without carrying Ohio. And there’s no question that Rob Portman will be key in seeing that Ohio goes for Romney this November. Looking back at Rob’s own Senate race in 2010, Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher was leading Rob by double-digits when that race got under way. By the time election day rolled around, Rob Portman had turned his underdog candidacy into an 18 point victory, and carried 82 of Ohio’s 88 counties. Look, there are some other great candidates Mitt Romney will consider to be his running mate, among them Marco Rubio, Chris Christie and Mitch Daniels, to name but a few. But after he’s considered the pros and cons of each one, I would submit that the best choice he could make is Sen. Rob Portman. Steve Chabot is the U.S. representative from the 1st District.



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Do you believe pastor and author Rick Warren’s assertion that dogs and cats go to heaven? Why or why not? “If there are going to be animals in heaven we may have read about it in the Bible, Mr. Warren might be right but there is no certain evidence that he is. Heaven was created for God’s chosen people, and if He also chooses for animals then we may also see some dinosaurs there. What a great place it will be. I think I’ll trust God for His choices.” D.D. “Yes, I believe that God does have a plan for all living things. I am not sure what his plan is for the dog two doors down that continues to wake me up multiple times each week. Or maybe it should be the owner that fears a little hell and damnation.” MAF

April 25 question

Do you think the recent scandals involving the Secret Service and General Services Administration is an example of a federal government that is too large and bureaucratic? “No. It is an example of a lack of morality of people in general. “This is a disgrace on the men who have passed some of the highest security checks. This was shameful. The thing that is worrisome is that this was probably not the first time and it must have been ignored. It has nothing to do with government being too big.” K.L.S. “In spite of the fact that the Republican Party has made criticism of our government their core message, and in spite of the fact that our government does do things terribly wrong from time to time, the U.S. government is rather lean compared to most of the rest of the developed world. “The trouble with the oversimplification that the Republicans have wallowed in for some decades is that we have lost a significant part of our ability to have a functional national dialogue about real problems. “It is more important for people in this nation to understand that every Republican candidate for president, and almost every member of Congress and the U.S. Senate in that party is dead set on the same type of austerity measures which doubled the length of the Great Depression in the U.S., and made it even worse in Europe, back in the 1930s. “Now Europe is dominated by people who demonize gov-

NEXT QUESTION What is the best time you ever spent with your mom? What made it special? Every week Tri-County Press asks readers a question they can reply to via email. Send your answers to tricountypress@community with Chatroom in the subject line.

ernment spending, and their current recession is much worse than ours, but we have a lot of people clamoring for more bad times. “President Bush, who is no hero in my book, understood economic stimulus. President Obama has done so, and saved countless jobs, and created a platform for growth which might not have existed, and which is still fragile. “Listen to the people who say that we need a long-term program for fiscal responsibility and a short term investment in our infrastructure. These are the people who will guide us out of the smoke and rubble. “And when an alcoholic or a troubled soul emerges from this great nation’s government and does something intolerable blame the individual and fix the problems. Don’t pretend that it is an indictment of the whole complex organization that keeps us going. N.F. “No, these scandals are not caused by big bureaucratic government, they are caused by individuals and managers who exhibit incredibly bad judgment. “That such people are in charge may be the result of an organization that has gotten too big to police itself, but the explanation I favor is poor or nonexistent leadership at the top. President Harry Truman proclaimed ‘The buck stops here,’ but in today’s White House that concept has been replaced with ‘Don’t blame me.’” R.V. “This question is almost rhetorical. The Secret Service falls

under the jurisdiction of the Treasury Department, so where does the accountability fall, on the Secret Service, or the Treasury Department? “The federal government is too large and bureaucratic in many ways. There are more commissions, sub commissions, and committees in our government than one can imagine. If corporate America ran like this, you could imagine what this country would be like today?” O.H.R. “Everything about our government is too large and bureaucratic. I don’t think that this is what our founding fathers had in mind when the government was first set up. “As far as the Secret Service goes, I guess no part of government on either side is beyond corruption.” D.D. “I am so disappointed with the Secret Service. I have had the upmost respect for them for a lifetime. I can’t imagine what would have lead them so far from their mission to represent the United States and the president with the dignity we all expect. “I don’t think it has anything to do with government getting too big. I think it was poor judgment and not thinking through the repercussions. Maybe there is too much stress and expectations are too high. Regardless, I think everyone involved should be fired and their actions not tolerated now or in the future.” E.E.C. “Yes, and not only that, what ever happened to ‘The buck stops here’? I’m amazed that apparently no one’s mother taught them to fess up when they’re wrong. “I’d have much more respect if someone admitted to wrong doing and took their punishment without whining that it was someone else’s fault.” J.K.

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Wyoming students dance to a variety of music during prom at Maketewah Country Club. THANKS TO MARILYN CONE




Zach Lower and Emily Sullivan arrive at Maketewah Country Club for the Wyoming High School prom. THANKS TO MARILYN CONE

Wyoming High School’s prom, April 21 at Maketewah Country Club, departed with a “Titanic” theme, marking the 100th anniversary of the maiden – and final voyage – of the ocean liner. The event included an ice sculpture of the ship. Audra Chalmers and Otto Warmbier were chosen queen and king.

Sarah Sawin adjusts Aluor Nyamour's tie during Wyoming's prom.

Desiree Wade, left, and Shawnese Warren sip sparkling cider at Wyoming's Titanic-themed prom.



Audra Chalmers and Otto Warmbier are crowned prom king and queen. THANKS TO MARILYN CONE

Wyoming's prom court, from left: Becca Kahn, Cecily Hedge, Linden Eldridge, Brittney Droll and Prom Queen Audra Chalmers.

Wyoming's prom court, from left: Trevor Hackett, Owen Heldman, Caleb Lewis, Karsen Shoger and Prom King Otto Warmbier.



Keeping with the Titanic theme, Emma Woolf and Sam Raptis check into Wyoming's prom wearing flotation vests. THANKS

Students check out an ice sculpture of the Titanic, which was the theme of Wyoming's 2012 prom at Maketewah Country Club. THANKS TO MARILYN



Community Open House Monday, May 7th, 4-7pm 3325 Glenmore Avenue Food and drink ! Parents, educators, business and community leaders ! Learn about the support we offer parents and children



Miami Avenue, In front of Starbucks on Dawson Road. Part of Madeira Art Fair. Plant donations after 8:30 a.m. Presented by Miami Hills Garden Club. 984-8530. Madeira.

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. Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, 11450 Lebanon Road, National traveling exhibition examines Lincoln’s life, accomplishments and legacy. Organized by Gilder Lehrman Institute, exhibition goes beyond public images of Lincoln to focus on evolution of his beliefs and his impact on the nation. Exhibit continues through May 27. $2. 563-9484; Sharonville.

Home & Garden Everything’s Coming Up Roses, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, Greenhouse. Hands-on demonstration on growing roses. Each participant given rose to plant and take home. Learn to pot, care for and keep your rose healthy. Aprons provided. Bring gloves and sheers. $35. Reservations required. Presented by Greenacres Foundation. 891-4227; Indian Hill.

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

On Stage - Comedy Tom Rhodes, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, $10-$14. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Music - Acoustic Cincinnati Dulcimer Society, 3 p.m., Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharon Centre. Listen to the music of the mountain dulcimer. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Sharonville.

Music - Concerts World Choir Games Preview Concert, 4 p.m., Presbyterian Church of Wyoming, 225 Wyoming Ave., Singing music that will be performed at the 2012 World Choir Games in Cincinnati on July 4. Free; donationas accepted. 821-8735. Wyoming.

On Stage - Comedy The Herb Society of Greater Cincinnati is having an herb and plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Wyoming Civic Center, 1 Worthington Ave., Wyoming. More than 100 varieties of herbs and plants and garden-related crafts will be available. Admission is free. Call 891-4043, or visit FILE PHOTO First Ladies of Fashion Exhibit, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, $2. 563-9484; Sharonville. Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, $2. 563-9484; Sharonville. Spring Mini-Fest, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries, 10600 Springfield Pike, Baked goods, books and tapes, collectibles, food and more. Presented by Ohio Valley Goodwill Service Guild. 771-4800. Woodlawn.

Home & Garden

Young Professionals Open Gym, 7-10 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Full-court basketball games for men. $15. Through May 27. 985-0900. Montgomery.


Music - Acoustic

Open Records Act and Open Meetings Act, 7-8:30 p.m., Bob Roncker’s Running Spot, 267 E. Sharon Road, Learn how to get information about your state or local government in a timely fashion. Free. Presented by Empower U Ohio. 250-4116; Glendale.

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



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.

Art Openings Evendale Fine Arts Exhibit, 6-9 p.m., Evendale Village Recreation Center, 10500 Reading Road, Music by the ABC Trio and Hanna Hales, harpist. More than 80 artists exhibiting original artworks. Show juried by David Mueller, local artist and internationally known. Exhibit continues through May 7. Presented by Village of Evendale Recreation Center. 563-2247. Evendale.

Dining Events Dinner with Salsa Friends, 8-10 p.m., Cactus Pear Southwest Bistro, 9500 Kenwood Road, Private Room. Group dinner held on the first Friday of the month. $10. Presented by MidwestLatino. Through Nov. 2. 791-4424; Blue Ash.

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. 761-9463; Wyoming.


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A Rose is Not Just a Rose, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, Greenhouse. Peter Schneider, noted Ohio rose expert, presents in-depth look at roses and why choosing the right rose for your garden zone is so important. $10. Reservations required. Presented by Greenacres Foundation. 891-4227; Indian Hill.


District. 521-7275; Sharonville.

On Stage - Comedy Tom Rhodes, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $10-$14. 984-9288; Montgomery. 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. Through Dec. 28. 985-0900; Montgomery. Zumbathon, 6:30-9 p.m., Sycamore High School, 7400 Cornell Road, No dance skills necessary. Information about Relay for Life provided. Family friendly. Benefits American Cancer Society. $7. Presented by Team ‘I Wish … ’ for Montgomery Area Relay for Life. 686-1770; Montgomery. Jim Walter Memorial Golf Outing, 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Blue Ash Golf Course, 4040 Cooper Road, Includes round of golf, golf cart, amenity package, snacks and beverages on course, lunch from HoneyBaked Ham, dinner at Cooper Creek Club House and group photograph. Benefits athletic programs in Sycamore Community Schools. $175. Registration required. Presented by Sycamore Athletic Boosters. 686-1770; Blue Ash.

SATURDAY, MAY 5 Art Exhibits Evendale Fine Arts Exhibit, Noon-5 p.m., Evendale Village Recreation Center, 10500 Reading Road, More than 80 artists exhibiting original artworks. Show juried by David Mueller, local artist and internationally known. Presented by Village of Evendale Recreation Center. 563-2247; Evendale. Blossom II: Art of Flowers, Noon-5 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, Free. 891-4227; Indian


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.

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

Education Space Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Scarlet Oaks Career Development Campus, 3254 E. Kemper Road, iSPACE. Ride a hovercraft, enjoy a liquid nitrogen demo, touch a meteorite, launch a rocket, fly a glider, operate a remote controlled blimp, try on a space suit, visit NASA exhibit, program and drive a robot, watch model rocketry demos, learn about FIRST Robotics and how to form a robotics team and more. Family friendly. Free. Presented by iSPACE. 612-5786; Sharonville. Charity Coupon Class with Money Saving Amanda, 2-3:30 p.m., Hazelwood Community Center, 11090 Oak Ave., Learn to save money on your grocery bill and help homeless animals at the same time. With Amanda Ostrowski, couponing expert. Benefits Luvfurmutts Animal Rescue. $15, $10 advance, $5 seniors. Presented by Luvfurmutts Animal Rescue. 851-0113; Blue Ash. FIRST Robotics RoundUP!, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Scarlet Oaks Career Development Campus, 3254 E. Kemper Road, iSPACE. Learn about the four FIRST Robotic programs. Meet teams and coaches, see robot challenges, form new teams and attend mini-workshops. Ages 0-12. Free. Presented by iSPACE. 612-5786. Sharonville.

Exercise Classes 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.

Exhibits First Ladies of Fashion Exhibit, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, $2. 563-9484; Sharonville. Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, A Man for All

Times, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, $2. 563-9484; Sharonville.

Festivals Spring Mini-Fest, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries, 771-4800. Woodlawn.

Films Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto Fight Live, 9 p.m., Springdale 18: Cinema de Lux, 12064 Springfield Pike, Floyd “Money” Mayweather battles Miguel Cotto, who will attempt to defend his WBA Super Welterweight World title. This is a step up in weight for Mayweather. With WBC Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez, from Mexico, as he takes on six-time World Champion Sugar Shane Mosley. Rated: Not rated (2 hours 30 minutes). $19, plus fees. Presented by Fathom Events. 699-1500; Springdale.

Garden Shows Herb Society of Greater Cincinnati Herb and Plant Sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Wyoming Civic Center, 1 Worthington Ave., More than 100 varieties of herbs and plants and garden-related crafts. Free. Presented by Herb Society of Greater Cincinnati. 891-4043; Wyoming.

Health / Wellness Face Facts for Mothers and Daughters, 9:30-10:30 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Concludes May 12. Kim Sullivan from Pevonia Skin Care focuses on hormonal breakouts for both teen and adult skin. $50. Registration required. 985-0900; Montgomery.

Music - Concerts Music at Ascension Chamber Concert Series, 7 p.m., Ascension Lutheran Church, 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Classical guitar ensemble of the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Free, donations accepted. 793-3288. Montgomery.

Music - R&B Metro City All Stars, 7:30 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, Free. 2479933; Montgomery.

Music - Rock Hogwild, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Silverton Cafe, 7201 Montgomery Road, Free. 791-2922. Silverton.

Nature Life on the Edge, 2 p.m., Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharon Centre. Learn about animals that live between habitats and the role they play in the natural world. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park

On Stage - Comedy Tom Rhodes, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $10-$14. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater Play It Again, Sam, 8-10:30 p.m., Sharonville Fine Arts Center, 11165 Reading Road, Allan Felix has this thing about Humphrey Bogart. If only he had some of Bogart’s technique. Bogey comes to the rescue of Allan (who is bookish and insecure with women) with a fantastic bevy of beauties played out in comedic fantasy sequences. $15. Presented by Stagecrafters. Through May 13. 793-6237; Sharonville.

Recreation Young Professionals Open Gym, 7-10 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Shopping Spring Bling Series: Tea and Tiaras, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sharonville Executive Center, 10948 Reading Road, Suites 310/311. Learn and see latest bridal attire, accessories and attitude for your special day. Specialty teas, treats and tiaras. $15. Reservations required. Presented by Details 2 Decor. 855-3234968; Sharonville.

SUNDAY, MAY 6 Art Exhibits Evendale Fine Arts Exhibit, 1-4 p.m., Evendale Village Recreation Center, 563-2247; Evendale. Blossom II: Art of Flowers, Noon-5 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, Free. 891-4227; Indian Hill.

Education Teen Make-Up and Skin Care Workshop, 10 a.m.-noon, Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Free lip gloss with $50 purchase of Glo Minerals make-up. For ages 13 and up. $30, $25 members. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village. Intergenerational Mother’s Day Writing Workshop, 1-4 p.m., Women Writing for a Change, 6906 Plainfield Road, Upstairs. Women and girls of all ages celebrate the ever-evolving relationships between mothers and daughters. Writing skills not required. Light refreshments served. Family friendly. $20. Presented by Women Writing for a Change Foundation. 272-1171; Silverton.

Exhibits First Ladies of Fashion Exhibit, 1-5 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, $2. 563-9484; Sharonville. Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times, 1-5 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, $2. 563-9484; Sharonville.

Home & Garden Miami Hills Garden Club Perennial Plant Sale, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Downtown Madeira,

Tom Rhodes, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, $10-$14. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater Play It Again, Sam, 3-5:30 p.m., Sharonville Fine Arts Center, $15. 793-6237; Sharonville. River Rat and Cat, 1-2 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Playhouse Off the Hill. Comedy about friendship and cooperation. River Rat and Cat learn they don’t need to be the same or even like the same things in order to be good friends. Free. Presented by Playhouse in the Park. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

Recreation Young Professionals Open Gym, 7-10 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15. 985-0900. Montgomery.

MONDAY, MAY 7 Art Exhibits Evendale Fine Arts Exhibit, Noon-4 p.m., Evendale Village Recreation Center, 563-2247; Evendale.

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. Through Dec. 17. 346-3910. Springdale.

Health / Wellness Mindfulness-Based Stress Management, 6-8 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Weekly through June 18. Learn and practice mindfulness, being aware and accepting of what is happening right now. $400$450, may be covered by insurance along with co-payment. Registration required. 985-0900; Montgomery.

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.

Recreation Pickup Basketball, 10:30 a.m.noon, TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15, free members. 985-0900; Montgomery.

Support Groups Monthly Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Mercy Franciscan Terrace, 100 Compton Road, Presented by Compassionate Friends. 7619036; Springfield Township.

TUESDAY, MAY 8 Civic Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Program, 2-6 p.m., Environmental Enterprises Inc., 10163 Cincinnati-Dayton Road, Accepted items: pesticides/ fertilizers, solvents/thinners, lawn/pool chemicals, cleaners, household/auto batteries, fire extinguishers, propane tanks, oil-based paint, mercury, fluorescent bulbs, driveway sealer, gasoline/motor oil, antifreeze and thermostats. Free. 946-7766; Sharonville.



Hot Brown, mint juleps and more


Day. It’s also a big party day – country ham, fried apples, biscuits, spoon bread, green salad, fresh mint juleps and lemonade with mint.

Legendary Hot Brown

From the Brown Hotel in Louisville. This is the real deal – I called the hotel and verified the recipe. The photo is from the restaurant. They were so accommodating. I don’t know if I can wait until Derby Day to make this. The notes in parentheses are mine. Ingredients (makes two hot browns): 2 oz. butter (¼ cup) 2 oz. all-purpose flour (½ cup) 1 qt. heavy cream (I’d use whipping cream) ½ cup pecorino Romano cheese, plus 1 tbsp. for garnish Salt and pepper to taste 14 oz. sliced roasted turkey breast 2 slices of Texas toast (crust trimmed) 4 slices of crispy bacon 2 Roma tomatoes, sliced in half Paprika, parsley

In a two-quart saucepan, melt butter and slowly whisk in flour until combined and forms a thick paste (roux). Continue to cook roux for two minutes over medium-low heat, stirring frequently. Whisk whipping cream into the roux and cook over medium heat until the cream begins to simmer, about 2-3 minutes. Remove sauce from heat and slowly whisk in pecorino Romano cheese until the Mornay sauce is smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. For each hot brown, place one slice of toast in an oven-safe dish and cover with 7 ounces of turkey. Take two halves of Roma tomato and set them alongside the base of turkey and toast. Next, pour one half of the Mor-

Probably my most-requested recipe this time of year. Start with an unbaked pie crust.

Hot browns from the Brown Hotel in Louisville are quintessential Derby Day fare. THANKS TO THE BROWN HOTEL.

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nay sauce to completely cover the dish. Sprinkle with additional pecorino Romano cheese. Place entire dish under a broiler until cheese begins to brown and bubble. Remove from broiler, cross two pieces of crispy bacon on top, sprinkle with paprika and parsley, and serve immediately.

Mint juleps

Make a simple syrup: combine 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar and a generous 1/2 cup roughly chopped spearmint leaves in a pan. Bring to a boil and cook until sugar dissolves. Let cool, then strain. Fill your frozen goblets (or even regular glasses, not frozen) with crushed ice and

pour about 4 oz. bourbon and 1/4 cup mint syrup in each. Go to taste on this! Top each with a sprig of mint and a straw which has been trimmed to barely come up to the top of the cups.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

Spearmint or peppermint – which is best for juleps? Spearmint is traditional, and sweeter than peppermint. Peppermint contains a lot of menthol, which makes it taste stronger. Peppermint is used in a lot of medicines and also in toothpastes, peppermint candies and chewing gum. Spearmint is much milder in flavor and used more in the culinary area. It used to flavor chewing gum and candy.

3 large eggs, room temperature ¾ cup sugar 1 cup dark corn syrup ½ stick butter, melted and cooled 1½ teaspoons vanilla Up to 1¼ cups chopped pecans 1 cup chocolate chips (tested with Kroger’s Belgian chips) Splash of bourbon (optional but good)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat eggs and then beat in sugar, corn syrup, butter and vanilla. Stir in bourbon, nuts and chocolate. Bake about 40-55 minutes or until filling is puffed and crust is golden. Cool and serve with whipped cream. Store in refrigerator.

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Cities plan health fair for third-graders The Sharonville and Springdale health departments are helping Princeton students take "Giant Steps to a Healthier Me" with the 19th annual thirdgrade health fair. Held at the Springdale Community Center, the May 10 fair will offer hands-on activities to students in all of the elementary schools within the Princeton City School District. The invitation-only event will bring together nurses and nutritionists, along with representatives from police and fire departments and several community agencies. The fair teaches students about health, wellness and safety through about 20 learning centers. Skits and songs add hu-

mor, with a message. Springdale Health Commissioner Cammie Mitrione said topics can range from bed bugs to rabies safety. Mitrione said an example of a lesson learned through fun was a bean bag game, which tackles the subject of rabies. Students will learn that animals can carry the virus, and how to stay away from wild or stray animals, Mitrione said. They will learn to report all animal bites or scratches to parents, and to keep pets vaccinated to prevent the possible spread of rabies.. "This year, we are hoping to have a few Bengal celebrities present, to sign autographs," she said.

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Know state’s lien laws With extremely low interest rates these days many people are tempted to buy a new house. But if you buy or sell a house in Ohio or Kentucky, you need to know about the state’s lien laws. In December, David and Donna Allen bought a condo in Mason. “We paid cash for the condo but we wanted to do some renovations before we moved in. So, we applied for a home equity line of credit,” Donna said. Since they owned the condo outright there should be no problem getting a loan on the property but “the bank manager called to say there was a lien against the property that was put there after the title search for the closing was done and it was against my husband,” Donna said. They were told the lien is from a Capital One judgment but David said he never had an account there. So, they checked with the county clerk of court. Donna said, “She sent me a

copy of the original judgment from Butler County. It said the lien is to be placed Howard against Ain David M. HEY HOWARD! Allen who lives in Middletown. We never lived in Middletown.” In addition to that document, the clerk also gave the Allens a mistaken identity affidavit and told David to fill it out and send it to Capital One. He did, but “we’ve never heard anything back from them and I don’t even know whom to call anymore,” Donna said. Finally, Allen took that affidavit to her lender and then got approval for the line of credit on the condo, but it took an extra two weeks because of all the confusion. “This is not the first time this has happened. When we sold our home in Fairfield Township three years ago our

realtor called and said they did a title search and there were six liens against us,” Donna said. So, what’s going on here? Well, in Ohio liens are not placed against property, but rather they are placed against a person’s name. So, anyone with a common name like David Allen could find a lot of judgments against others with that same name. Just as was finally done in this case, you simply need to get a “not me” or “mistaken identity” affidavit from the clerk of court and take that to your lender. That will show you’re not the person named in the judgment. This same system is used in Indiana, but not used in Kentucky. In Kentucky, liens are actually placed against the properties themselves rather than a person’s name. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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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 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., May 31, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 1. Making Love Last a Lifetime small group study begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 22 and lasts eight weeks. Register online at The annual craft show is recruiting vendors to buy space at the show. Register at The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242 (791-3142 and .

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Jorge Dominguez-Zetina, 26, 519 Bancroft, driving under the influence at 201 Dean Drive, April 16. Alejandro Lopez-Pator, 21, 11901 Chesterdale, domestic violence at 11901 Chesterdale, April 14. Shemicka Lewis, 29, 11907 Chesterdale, driving under the influence, April 15. Kendra Burge, 18, 414 Station Ave., drug abuse, April 14. Wesley Cox, 42, 3210 Sycamore St., menacing at 1351 Kemper Road, April 13. Evelyn Lear, 38, 7455 Cinnamon Woods Drive, theft, driving under the influence at 12064 Springfield Pike, April 11. Mark Hulgin, 47, 4077 Reemelin

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Ardella Carolyn Lohmeier

Ardella Carolyn (nee Leinenbach) Lohmeier, 94, died April 15. She worked at Rink’s Department Store in Evendale, retired from Sperry and Hutchinson Green Stamps Regional Warehouse in Sharonville and volunteered as a Eucharistic Minister for St. Michael Church in Sharonville and assisted at St. Joseph Home for the Handicapped Lohmeier in Evendale. Survived by daughter, Diane Ames; husband, Jerry Ames; son, Steve Lohmeier; grandchildren Michael Ames (Katrina), Austin, Q. Steven and Cassie Lohmeier; and great-grandson, Carter Ames. Services were at St. Ferdinand Catholic Church in Ferdinand, Ind. Memorials to: St. Ferdinand Church, 341 E. 10th St., Ferdinand, IN 47532; or Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 E. 17th St., Columbus, IN 47201.

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