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Teen alcohol use surveyed By Kelly McBride

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After the tragic death of a Wyoming teen last year, the city set up a task force to examine teenage use of alcohol and develop strategies to deal with teen drinking. And while the task force hasn’t found that there has been an increase in adolescent drinking, a survey was conducted to collect data from members of the community as well as parents, to assess attitudes about the issue. “This was not to put people into an alarm or panic mode, but it’s an ongoing issue that needs to be addressed in Wyoming or any other community,” said Kimberly Hauser, executive director of Wyoming Youth Services Bureau.

“There’s a continual need to re-educate the c o m m u n i t y, ” she said. “At Youth Services, our goal is to support families.” Hauser The task force is made ups of: Police Chief Gary Baldauf; Lt. Rusty Herzog, Hauser, Mary Killen of Wyoming City Schools, parents Dana Irvine, Jessica Kahn and Kristen Knoebber, and Ann Taylor of the Wyoming Parent School Association. The survey was conducted throughout March. It was a confidential, online survey to which the community was invited to respond. Questions concentrated on the

overall concern about teen drinking, making social host ordinances stronger, and consequences for adults and teens who violate the law. Those who responded were also asked to suggest ideas about programs to decrease the use of alcohol by teens. Coincidentally, the survey concluded just before an April 9 birthday party in Wyoming in which 19 adults under age 21 and nine juveniles were charged with underage drinking. “The survey that we based ours on was the Youth Access to Alcohol survey, developed by the Alcohol Epidemiology program at the University of Minnesota,” Kahn said. “This is a survey designed to assess adults’ knowledge and attitudes about use of alcohol among

youth, alcohol-related policies, and enforcement issues. “The reason we chose this survey was that it was a carefully developed, validated national survey instrument and because it provides national data on which our community could benchmark our own survey data,” she said. Data have not yet been analyzed, but after the task force reviews the information, Kahn said the group plans to share results with the community, and ask for feedback. For more information visit, and click on prevention resources. The link offers information about how and what to discuss with children about underage drinking. For more about your community, visit

Vikings learn fun is variable of physics By Kelly McBride

Students in Chris Anderson’s Princeton High School class are studying the basics of physics. Concepts. Equations. So how does that factor into their futures? With the help of five professionals, just a couple of years out of college, Anderson showed his students exactly what their lives could look like if they stick to their physics curriculum. The five engineers, all in their early 20s, work at General Electric Aviation and Procter & Gamble. They work in variations of engineering, but they have one thing in common. Physics. Kelly Van Haren is on the team that decides what Tide, Bounce, Gain and other products smell like. It was a combination of chemical engineering and food science that she uses in her job at P&G. T.J. Kell works at GE, where he is a design engineer focusing on combustion and its impact on the design of hardware for airplanes. His work deals with temperature, vibrations and combustion. Nick Dodds has an electrical engineering background, and at GE, his work involves the controls of the engine to determine how high an airplane flies. Nelson Robles’ expertise is on the repair side, helping to develop new technology. For Matt Fay, who studied aerospace engineering in college, it started in first-grade. “I liked space and planes, and I was good in math and science,”

“If you’re curious to see stuff and see how it works, that’s science. It’s about problem solving.” Kelly Van Haren, P&G employee he said. That interest and skill helped lead him to engineering. It was similar for Kell, who would take things apart, examine them and then “learn how to do those things smarter and better.” “If you’re curious to see stuff and see how it works, that’s science,” Van Haren said. “It’s about problem solving.” Fay illustrated those concepts learned in high school. Concepts of high pressure and low pressure. Heat and cold. He did it with a hair dryer and ping pong balls. The low pressure kept the ball atop the column of hot air. A cardboard tube placed over the dryer created high pressure, sucking up the ball and popping it out the top. Fay challenged a student to balance three balls in the low pressure column. It took a few tries, but one student was able to do it. It was physics. And it was fun. And that’s what Anderson wants his students to keep in mind as they learn high school physics.


Matt Fay demonstrates high pressure vs. low pressure using a hair dryer and a ping pong ball, which he balances on a column of low pressure air.

Wyoming primary schools have new leader By Kelly McBride

Wyoming students will start the upcoming school year with a new administrator. Jennifer Klein, currently the principal at Woodland Elementary in the Lakota School District, has Klein been hired by the district’s board of education as principal of Elm, Hilltop and Vermont Primary Schools in Wyoming. She succeeds Robert Carovillano, who is retiring

after 31 years as principal of the three schools. Klein has four years of administrative experience. Before that, she worked as an instructional specialist in the Northwest Local School District, and has taught in the Forest Hills and Norwood school districts. Klein earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education from the College of Mount St. Joseph, and a master’s degree in educational leadership from Miami University.

“Mrs. Klein brings well-rounded and varied experiences to this position,” Wyoming Superintendent Gail-Kist Kline said. “With 19 years of experience, she is a strong educational leader with a focus on student achievement, curriculum development and implementation, intervention strategies for at-risk students, and staff development.” Klein was introduced during the April 25 school board meeting. “I feel honored to be joining the community,” she said to board members, “and honored to be joining this team.”


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Work on Mill Creek confluence under way By Kelly McBride

During a recent canoe trip along the Mill Creek, U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot (R – 1st District) mused on the changes he saw in the water

that was once too dangerous for some people to even touch. Today, with cleanup efforts under way, Sharonville has begun work on the confluence project at Twin Creek Preserve, where





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Wyoming Police Chief Gary Baldauf, left, and Mayor Barry Porter, right, congratulate Officer Dale Hahn during the April 18 city council meeting. Council passed a resolution honoring Hahn for being named the 2011 Ohio Crime Prevention Association Practitioner of the Year for Law Enforcement. at the April 18 meeting honoring Hahn, and Mayor Barry Porter presented the officer with a copy of the



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and reshaped to meander, increasing oxygen and encouraging the growth of plant life and fish. A park also will be developed at Twin Creek Pre-

serve, with walking trails, platforms to view wildlife, educational signs and overlooks. Work is expected to be completed by mid-November.

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Steve Chabot, left, rows a six-mile stretch of the Mill Creek with Michael Miller of the University of Cincinnati.



quite remarkable” Though the incessant rain has slowed progress, work has begun on the Sharonville confluence project, and residents are encouraged to sign up to volunteer to help with plantings at Twin Creek Preserve. Those who want to help between May 9 and May 22 can call the Watershed Council at 563-8800. The Upper Mill Creek watershed is within a commercial district in Sharonville, near the Butler County border. It’s at the confluence of the main portion of the Mill Creek and the east fork of the Mill Creek. The creek will be terraced

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reconstruction of the Mill Creek will include a wetlands area to help reduce flood damage. On April 18, Chabot rowed a six-mile stretch of the Mill Creek with Michael Miller of the University of Cincinnati. He posted comments on his blog: “My impressions of the Mill Creek at the present time? Yes, the Restoration Project has quite a ways to go yet. We saw a truck axle and tires in the creek, piles of roof shingles along its banks, lots of pieces of plastic garbage bags, and of course toilet paper,” Chabot wrote. “But in many sections, the trees, greenery, and especially the wildlife were

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document. “This award is important to our community for a number of reasons,” Police Chief Gary Baldauf said later. “First, it recognizes Officer Dale Hahn, on a personal level, for his continuous commitment to crime prevention and community outreach throughout his law enforcement career.” As resource officer, Hahn coordinates and implements many of the department’s community programs. They include the Citizen’s Police Academy, Junior Police Camp and the National Night Out event, as well as home security surveys to protect against burglaries and thefts. Hahn also was elected president of the Ohio Crime Prevention Association for 2011-2012, “reflecting highly on the Wyoming Police Department and its members by providing a

professional recognition of our overall efforts to educate and involve our residents in maintaining and improving the quality of life in our community,” Baldauf said. Hahn said the award meant a lot to him, coming from the Ohio Crime Prevention Association, of which he has been a member since the 1980s. “Coming from a small department, it isn’t easy to be actively involved in a statewide organization because of the time commitment and being away from the department at least once a month,” Hahn said. “Wyoming allowed me the time in 2010 to run for a board officer position and again in 2011,” he said. “Getting this award and being voted president in the same year means a lot. “As a police officer, you do your job daily, to the best of your abilities,” he said. “You do it because it is important to yourself and the community in which you work. “It is a job you do without expecting recognition,” Hahn said. “The fact that someone took the time to say thank you for the job you do means a lot to me, as it would any police officer out there doing this job daily.”

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Wyoming rain garden blooms By Kelly McBride

Wyoming celebrated Earth Day with the unveiling of a project that will put into action the awareness the annual observance celebrates. Earth Day focuses on the environment and what threatens it. On April 16, volunteers showed other Wyoming residents how a rain garden can bring environmental and financial benefits. The city’s Beautify Wyoming, Urban Forestry Board and Environmental Stewardship Commission, along with Metropolitan Sewer District, have created rain garden that will help keep stormwater runoff out of the sewer system. As rainwater runs across impervious surfaces such as rooftops, parking lots or sidewalks, it flows into the area built on a slight depression and filled with plants


The Wyoming rain garden project was completed through the leadership of, from left: Debbie Clark of the Environmental Stewardship Commission, Nancy Ellwood of Metropolitan Sewer District, Todd Wales of the Urban Forestry Board and Bobbi Strangfeld of the Beautify Wyoming Commission. that have deep root systems to help filter the rain into the water table. That has two benefits, according to Bobbi Strangfeld of Beautify Wyoming. “Our goal is to relieve the sewer system of the extra water that takes its toll,” she said of the added wear and tear that the water mains bear. “It also helps replenish the watershed,” Strangfeld said. At the high school, all of the water from the east side of the building will be funneled into the rain garden,

which was put to the test during a demonstration Saturday. When it rains, water will gush from the culvert and push into the rain garden space. The garden will pond, and within 24 hours, the water will sink into the ground to help replenish the underground reserve. Strangfeld said she hopes the demonstration will encourage residents to create their own rain gardens, and become volunteers to help maintain the one at the high school. The 1,500 square-foot rain garden will capture

water draining from 42,420 square feet of roof, 80,570 square feet of pavement and 67,550 square feet of lawn. The two-year project was made possible by a $30,000 MSD grant that was used to install the rain garden. “It diverts the water into the ground, where it should go,” Strangfeld said, “And out of the sewer system. “We don’t capture all of it, but we do capture most. “When we take the load off the sewer system, we will begin to stop having to deal with breaks that we have to pay for in our water bills,” she said. “And we will be proving to MSD that green techniques work well,” Strangfeld said. “We don’t need so much infrastructure and expense. “And if we have a healthy aquifer and water shed,” she said, “our drinking water supply won’t be challenged or compromised.”


The rain garden, on the east side of Wyoming High School, will divert water into a landscaped basin that includes deep-root plants and will allow the water to return to the ground instead of overwhelming the sewage system.

Springdale restaurants receive Six Star honor By Kelly McBride

Springdale has awarded seven restaurants its Six Star Honor for practicing safety standards at a level of excellence. Awarded the Six Star Honor were: • Beecher Place at Maple Knoll Village • Chick-fil-A • Jimmy John’s • Manor House Restaurant • Ponderosa Steakhouse • Red Squirrel • Windows on the Green

“It is an opportunity for Springdale to recognize some of their best restaurants,” said Health Mitrione Commissioner Cammie Mitrione, who introduced the program in 2007. “The winners are awarded the Six Star because their operation has provided excellence in food safety to their customers,” she said. “This occurs when man-

agers and supervisors are knowledgeable about food safety due to ongoing food safety education, and use their knowledge to implement daily procedures and practices in their operation to keep food safe.” Several criteria were used: • Less than two critical violations during routine Health Department inspections per license year of Marcy 1, 2010, through Feb. 29, 2011; • No follow-up inspections during the license year;

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Princeton students speak out for children’s rights By Kelly McBride

As a project for a Princeton High School communications class, students researched and prepared presentations to share with fellow Vikings. But the message is one that has touched these students, who have even designated it as a ribbon-wearing cause. Lauren Lillenstein’s communications class chose orange ribbons to represent Children’s Rights Awareness Week, which runs through

research these issues using news articles, documentaries, and listening to guest speakers.

May 6. They will present information to various classes on the first day, providing an overview on issues they researched for the project. Each day will focus on a specific challenge to children’s rights, and a bake sale will raise money for the Ronald McDonald House. On Tuesday, the students will focus on education and awareness. Wednesday will emphasize hunger; Thursday’s issue is child abuse and Friday will zero in on child trafficking. The students had to

“Education is the first step to problem solving,” Lillenstein said of the project. “I want them to learn the skills of an advocate,” she said, “to be able to advocate, you have to be knowledgeable about a topic. “You have to be able to discuss tough situations to reach a peak level of communications. I feel they’ve reached that peak level.” Student Jeryd Wilder said, “As a class, we felt that these children needed a voice that could speak out against these violations of their rights,” Students said they were surprised by what they learned, because “this isn’t a topic that’s talked about often,” Sayvon Thompson said. “It’s significant and happening in our own back yard,” he said. “Kids are snatched off the street and forced into prostitution at 13 years old. They’re still in eighth grade.” Connor Garvis was dis-

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Princeton High School students are getting the word out that children have rights, and those rights should be protected. They're sharing that message in a weeklong project for their communications class. turbed that it was happening so close to home. “Some are snatched off their own driveway, after they get of the school bus,” he said. “You would think that once you’re in your own driveway, you’re safe.” Morgan Bullock said he was shocked to learn that some victims are reluctant to speak out and seek help. “I thought they would want to,” he said. “But that’s

all they know and how they get money to survive. “Some kids can’t eat, and they sleep on concrete, working all day or they’re punished,” Bullock said. “It’s amazing. “And it happens a lot more than people see.” After conducting the research, and digesting the information, the students want to share it with others, to talk about something that’s not often discussed.

But they want more. “There are things people can do to help, to fix these issues,” said Marcus Donaldson. As they spend the week getting the message out, Lillenstein’s students want their fellow Vikings to remember two things. “Life is sacred,” Wilder said. “Don’t take it for granted.” And to others, Ulysses Thomas said: “Spread the word.”

Princeton a cappella choir tops at Boston By Kelly McBride

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Princeton students have hit a high note, as the a cappella choir brought home honors from a recent competition in Boston. The 54 juniors and seniors placed first in the concert choir division of the Heritage Music Festival at Endicott College in Beverly, Mass., on April 21. The choir performed “Contre Qui, Rose” by Morton Lauridsen, “Last Words of David” by Randall Thompson and “Elijah Rock” by Moses Hogan. “This is the most advanced choir at Princeton High School,” said Jamie Holdren, who directs the choir. “They perform very challenging music, most of which you would expect at the college level.” Of the 10 choirs participating in the Boston competition, Princeton was the only choir to achieve a Gold Rating. “The a cappella choir has again been a great ambassador for the Princeton School District,” said Bob


Princeton High School’s a cappella choir on the Mayflower II in Boston. Monroe, who heads the music department at Princeton High School. “The many musical and personal accolades they received on this trip confirms the high regard in which they are held in the Cincinnati area. “We are very proud of these students and their outstanding directors.” The students traveled all night to get to Boston, on a bus trip they paid for themselves. Costs also were offset through funds raised by the Sharonville Bob Evans, Springdale Chik-Fil-A, Sharonville VFW Post and members of Sharonfest. Heritage Music Festivals offer competitions nationwide, for band, orchestras

and choir. It’s Princeton’s second time at that festival. The school has also participated in four competitions in the last eight years. Of the four Princeton came in second in Utah, by one point; and first in the concert choir division in Chicago, New York and Boston. The students were Overall Best Choir in New York and Boston, which means the scores were the highest, not only in the concert choir division, but also in the chamber choir and show choir categories. Princeton’s a cappella choir also received its 20th consecutive Superior rating at the Ohio Music Education Association District 14 contest this year.

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Scarlet Oaks students take state competition by storm

Nineteen Scarlet Oaks students earned gold or silver medals in state Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) competition, and two of those students qualify

for national FCCLA competition in Anaheim. The students attend the Culinary Arts and Hotel Operations programs, and earned the right to compete at the state level through

regional competitions. They matched their skills with other Ohio high school students in a variety of culinary and hospitality events. Medals and national qualifica-

tion are awarded on the basis of points earned. Medal winners: From Princeton: Maleka Green, hotel operations senior, gold medal, first place, and $500 Hock-

ing College scholarship, meeting event set-up; Alaina Gaines, culinary arts junior, silver medal, third in the state, and a $1,000 Hocking College scholarship, meeting event set-up


Members of Ursuline Academy’s state and national championship dance team.


Students get the rhythm

Students and teachers at Saint Gabriel Consolidated School in Glendale enjoyed an interactive presentation put on by artists from BiOkoto Cultural Institute, which works to preserve traditional drum and dance heritage as well as promote cultural understanding. Members of this professional African dance company helped the students gain a better appreciation of diversity by demonstrating for them several ways that African culture is expressed through West African music rhythms, various greetings, song and dance. The students learned some of the dance movements, as well!

Ursuline celebrates Earth Week with Cincinnati Zoo visitors Ursuline Academy celebrated the kickoff of Earth Week with a guest from the Cincinnati Zoo. Mike Nicolai from Frisch’s Outreach at the Cincinnati Zoo brought a few endangered species to the Earth Action Team (EAT) club, which met after school in the classroom of science chair and club moderator Carol Obert. Nicolai brought a cane toad, an alligator and a green scorpion. He talked about their environment, habitat, eating habits, why they are endangered and also why they are good for the ecosystem. Though Earth Day is officially celebrated April 22, Obert says that EAT members are celebrating an entire week beginning April 4 with various projects that will be visible throughout the school, such as posters and videos, announcements over the PA, and scavenger hunts, that focus on environmental issues and disasters like earthquakes, tsunamis and others. “We are trying to make the community aware of environmental issues,” Obert said.


Cincinnati Zoo representative Mike Nicolai shows Ursuline Academy juniors Stephanie Lang (left) of Montgomery and Alicia Hirnikel of Evendale the alligator.

Ursuline dance team wins state/ national title

The Ursuline Academy dance team won the Showcase America Unlimited State and National championships within its size division (AAA) at the state/nationals April 9 and April 10, making this the second consecutive year for the team to win these titles. In its second season, the 46member team competed at the SCAU-sanctioned event at the Bank of Kentucky Center under the leadership of director Brenda Elmore, assistant director Stacey Lesher and team captain senior Katie Lenart. On April 9, the team performed its “Vampire” inspired routine in the open category, and their “Save the Earth” themed routine in the production category, competing in the AAA Division (senior high teams of 18 or more). They won the SCAU state and national championships within its size division (AAA) and earned an Ultimate Star Rating in both. The team also qualified for the “Best of the Best” and moved on to the April 10 round, where it competed with both routines against all senior high routines regardless of type of routine or size division. In open (”Vampire” routine) the team again landed an Ultimate Star Rating and placed in the top 25. In production, Ursuline received a Showcase Star (best rating you can receive) and placed 13th for the entire event verall. According to Elmore, Ursuline’s production routine was once again one of the crowd favorites. “I am extremely pleased with our results at the state/national level. We had an incredibly busy year preparing for competition season as well as performing in the Liberty Bowl and conducting our first Ursuline Academy Competition in February. The 46member team worked diligently throughout the season to peak at the right time and had several flawless performances during state/nationals. We won the SCAU Cincinnati Regional Competition in our divisions as well as received several high point awards, so heading into Nationals we were

inspired and motivated to close our season ith our best performances. The team pulled together and worked so hard to accomplish our national championships for a second year in a row,” Elmore said. In addition to the team’s success, senior Kayla Boehner received a scholarship of $1,000 from SCAU; she was among more than 30 seniors who applied for the award. The money may be used towards any college she chooses for books and other expenses. Members of the dance team are: Ashley Abbate of West Chester Township, Courtney Arand of Mason, Meghan Bauer of West Chester Township, Kristen Beck of Anderson Township, Kayla Boehner of West Chester Township, Cate Brinker of Anderson Township, Lauren Brinker of Anderson Township, Sydney Carroll of Montgomery, Molly Ernstes of Reading, Makiah Estes of Liberty Township, Molly Frost of Kenwood, Hanna Geisler of Indian Hill, Ashley Gray of Loveland, Emma Groene of Mason, Kelly Grogan of Indian Hill, Marnie Grow of Mason, Maria Hale of Faifield, Molly Hoffman of Mount Lookout, Madeline Johnson of Liberty Township, Julia Kempf of Glendale, Elizabeth Kiley of Montgomery, Erin Kochan of West Chester Township, Katie Korneffel of Milford, Katie Lenart of Montgomery, Perry Littlejohn of Mount Lookout, Anosha Minai of West Chester Township, Emily Morris of Indian Hill, Josie O’Connell of Loveland, Lydia O’Connell of Loveland, Kristin Oliphant of Mason, Angie Pan of Evendale, Molly Paz of Felicity, Marisa Pike of Sycamore Township, Grace Ries of Liberty Township, Brooke Sabo of Montgomery, Laura Schoettmer of Mount Lookout, Jen Schoewe of West Chester Township, Taylor Seitz of West Chester Township, Marisa Seremet of Indian Hill, Catherine Streitmann of Mount Lookout, Christina Tefend of Loveland, Megan Toomb of Mason, Rachel Treinen of Loveland, Megan Valerio of College Hill, Katherine Webster of Montgomery and Carly Williford of West Chester Township.


Bethany Class of 2011

The 24 eighth-graders from Bethany School are preparing to graduate and move on to high school. Many of them received scholarship offers from private high schools in the area. In all, there were 24 scholarship offers totaling $352,500. From left: first row, Olivia Eveslage, Taylor Swope, Morgan Cavanaugh, Kelsie Gronauer, Maria Schlabach, Mya Smith, Madison Taylor, Janae Trimble, Taryn Osborne, McKenzie Milton and Kari Fletcher; second row, Emma Oravec, Malauna Campbell, Jordan Hollmeyer, Rose Naylor, Sydney Jones and Danielle Springer; third row, John Geyer, Edmund Leach, Nick Ross and J.T. Hood; fourth row, Trevor Rowe, Grady Stuckman and Andrew Heitker.


Emma Cronenweth of BrandyWine Lane has received a Deans Award from Xavier University. Emma will graduate from Lakota West High School in 2011 and is active in band, May Festival Youth Chorus and youth group. The daughter of Elizabeth and Mark Cronenweth, Emma plans to major in history at Xavier. All incoming freshmen are evaluated for Xavier’s Trustee and Presidential Scholarships and the Dean’s and Schawe Awards and award levels vary.

On campus

The talented works of Ryan Paxton of Sharonville will be on display in the Robert E. Wilson Gallery in the Merillat Centre for the Arts at Huntington University from May 2 to May 11. The exhibit will feature film, animation, puppets, posters, drawings and props projects from the graduating seniors. Paxton is a senior animation major. An artist reception will be held at 6 p.m. May 7 to honor the seniors. The public is invited to attend.



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Cornell’s Cowboys on the run By Scott Springer SCOTT SPRINGER/STAFF

Wyoming head track coach Cornell Munlin (right) joins junior Clifford Ngong, who runs the 400 and 800 meters for Munlin’s Cowboys.


Wyoming senior Nick Weeg takes a turn at the discus in practice for the Cowboys.

WYOMING – The Wyoming Cowboys track team has had some of the same difficulties many teams have had. Thanks to a month of precipitation, they’ve been a little low on participation. The result is a small sample size in terms of statistics this spring. Fortunately, the meets that matter the most come in May and coach Cornell Munlin hopes to have his boys and girls in order to advance when the puddles leave the track. Munlin’s biggest asset, particularly with the girls’ squad, is a lot of experience. Many of them have big meet experience and that allows Munlin to use their knowledge to his advan-

tage. “I depend on our upperclassmen to show our younger people a lot,” Munlin said. “They’re very mature and astute with track knowledge and it helps a lot.” Nikki McKee, Bettany Gorby, Alex Jordan, Tess Thorenson, Michelle Jolson, Allanah Jackson, Emily Stites, Cynthia Reinecke, Sammy Schwartz, Kayla Livingston and Shawnese Warren were all recognized by the Cincinnati Hills League for their efforts last season. Munlin knows his Wyoming girls are blessed with unusual talent. “Nikki (McKee) is a second-year runner,” Munlin said. “Michelle (Jolson) and Allanah (Jackson) have run for me for three years. They’ve made it to state.


Wyoming sophomore Kayla Livingston (running in red) practices a relay hand-off in practice. Livingston also runs hurdles and long jumps for coach Cornell Munlin.


At a recent Wyoming track practice Allanah Jackson (far left) poses with Michelle Jolson, Bettany Gorby and Nikki McKee (far right). They’re seasoned.” Already this season, McKee and Jolson have high jumped beyond their 2010 season bests (4’8”). They both run the 100 and they team up with Jackson on several relays. Tess Thorenson and Sammy Schwartz are in the relay mix. Senior Bettany Gorby is the most experienced hurdler, but sophomore Kayla Livingston is having an early impact and has established herself as a pointscoring long jumper. Sophomore Cynthia Reinecke is right with classmate Livingston in many of the same events. In the throws, Alex Jor-

dan has the edge in the shot put and discus, but is being pushed by sophomore Shawnese Warren. Depth is what helped Munlin win coach of the year honors last season. “The girls are probably more seasoned with Michelle Jolson, Nikki McKee and Allanah Jackson,” Munlin said. “But, I think the boys are going to be better than what people expect.” The boys' make-up differs from the quick “We’re probably stronger in our mid-distance and distance,” Munlin said. “A lot of things can go wrong with the sprints, and I have a lot of young guys in sprints. If

they listen and use their talent, they can be good.” Junior Seth Gold and junior Clifford Ngong highlight the Cowboy long runners. From there, Wyoming’s power comes from their discus and shot throwers. “I have individuals like Clifford (Ngong), Nick Burns, Nick Weeg and some younger guys that are going to really do well I think,” Munlin said. Burns actually throws on another field as well. When not thrusting the discus 140-plus feet, he plays on Chris Fiehrer’s Wyoming baseball team.“I don’t know which position he plays in baseball,” Munlin said of Burns. “I just know he came up to me one day with a uniform on and said he was doing both. I said, ‘Fine Nick, as long as you’re throwing over 140’ (discus) that’s fine with me.’” (Burns plays first base and pitches some.) As with most CHL schools, the athletes have to be spread around. It’s also why Munlin is bullish on his boys squad, having seen some of them in other settings. “Some of the younger guys, I coached in seventhgrade football here,” Munlin said. “They have a lot of heart and a lot of desire.” Once April’s rains are gone, Munlin is pointing toward late May to see success from his known girls and somewhat unknown boys.

Larkin leads the way for MND By Tony Meale

There’s senior leadership, and then there’s Avery Larkin. The Mount Notre Dame High School catcher is the only senior on the Cougars’ softball squad. Sure, she leads the team in hitting (.489) and OBP (.511), but that’s not where her true value lies. “I wouldn’t like it,” MND head coach Cliff Killian said, “but I would take less hits out of her if it meant I could continue to have her leadership and what’s she’s meant behind the plate.” Behind the plate. That’s where Larkin corrals sophomore hurler Sydney Crowley, who entered the season with exactly 2.1 innings of varsity pitching experience. This year, Crowley has seven wins, two shutouts, a 2.13 ERA and 59 Ks in

75.2 innings. “Avery has meant a great deal to her and everyone,” Killian said. “I can’t overstate her importance of leading the team and being a source of stability.” Aside from Larkin, who lives in Evendale, MND has four juniors – Chelsea Jackson of Loveland, Rebecca Gomez of Evendale, Emily Gomez of Evendale and Alex Lohmann of the Winton Woods area – and a whole bunch of underclassmen. So when Crowley would get rattled after seeing one of her pitches ripped for a base hit, it was on Larkin to settle her down. She would, and Crowley has. Larkin hasn’t done it all, of course. Crowley, who lives in Batavia, has worked to improve her location and consistency. Offensively, sophomore Erin Rice of Deer Park is hit-

ting .385 and leads the Girls’ Greater Cincinnati League Scarlet division with 14 RBI. “She’s just seeing the ball real well and moving the runners,” Killian said of Rice. “She’s had a lot of opportunities with people in scoring position, and she’s stepped up.” The rest of the team is batting below .300, but several players, including the Gomez sisters, have OBPs well above .350. It also helps that MND leads the league in steals – by a lot. With 43 swipes, the Cougars have 15 more than second-place Ursuline; or, put another way, more than Seton, Mercy and St. Ursula combined. “I believe we have the fastest team in the league,” Killian said. “We don’t have a lot of people who are going to hit the ball deep, but we can run.”

Killian, who has more than 35 years of fast-pitch softball experience, also called his team (7-6, 1-3 entering play April 27) the smartest he’s ever coached. His young squad is still learning, but he can sense improvement, especially on defense. MND fell 5-1 to McAuley on April 5 – a game in which the Cougars had “four or five errors” against the team Killian considers the best in the GGCL. On April 18, MND faced McAuley again and lost again, this time 2-0. Both Mohawk runs, however, were earned. “I made two promises to the girls at the beginning of the season,” Killian said. “I promised that by the end of the year, no team will have worked harder than us, and no team will be in better shape than us. We’ve worked hard. We’ve always


Mount Notre Dame senior catcher Avery Larkin of Evendale has been a constant source of leadership and production this season. said our success determined by losses, but by start as a group we finish.” Larkin, team

will not be wins and where we and where speed and

smarts will carry the Cougars as far as they go. “It’s kind of exciting to know I’ve got all but a few of these kids for three years,” Killian said.

Nominate top student athletes starting May 4 The Community Press and Community Recorder will start accepting nominations for its third annual Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year online contest starting Wednesday, May 4. The award – whose winners are determined online by newspaper readers – recognizes student-athletes of the highest caliber who show excellence in the classroom, community and in their sports.

Go online to and look for the red and blue Sportsman icon on the right hand side of the page. You may need to scroll down. Once you click on the icon, you will see a photo gallery of last year’s winners and nomination links for each of the three counties in Northern Kentucky and 12 ballots in Ohio that are attached to specific Community Press newspapers, such as the Tri-County

Press. Eligible schools are listed below the newspaper name. Juniors or seniors who are regular contributors/starters for their sports are eligible to be nominated. Freshmen or sophomores will be considered if they’ve been recognized at the state level. Not every nomination will be included on the ballots, but those with the most nominations will be given priority consideration.

Once ballots are formed from these nominations, online readers can vote often for their favorite athletes starting Friday, May 20. Top vote-getters win. When nominating, please give the athlete’s name, school year, sport, area of residence, contact information (if possible) and a brief reason why he/she should be considered. Nominators should include their own contact information.

The nomination period will be Wednesday, May 4, through Monday, May 16. The ballots will be online Friday, May 20, and run until midnight Monday, June 6. Voters will need a user account to cast a final ballot. (It will not be necessary to make one to nominate an athlete.) Sign up in advance of the voting period using the link at the top, left-hand corner of Contact

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May 4, 2011

Spring a time for scrums at Moeller By Scott Springer

Moeller's scrum-half, not surprisingly, comes from the football team. “Joe Bracken is a senior and on his way to Dayton to play rugby,” Rosfeld said. “He’s really something special. He played tailback for us.” The offensive line coach has also rounded up some "beef" for spring plowing. “Michael and Andrew Blum were offensive line-

they finished 9-2. The following year they were 17-0 with another state banner to hang at Moeller. “We had 30 juniors and seniors the first year,” Rosfeld said. “The next year we had a big turnout of football players looking for something to do and we’ve been hot ever since.” From around 40 kids last year, Rosfeld now has 77 out playing rugby at Moeller. The sport with the funny looking ball has spread throughout Ohio and adjoining states. "(Cleveland) St. Ignatius has 102,(Indianapolis) Cathedral 75, (Lakewood) St, Edward's in the 60s, and Louisville St. X, St. X and Louisville Trinity have all started programs with 50 each," Rosfeld said. “It’s started to grow in the Catholic schools. It’s been in the community schools with local clubs. In the next year

or so, Mason will have its own team and Princeton will have its own team.” Is rugby the new lacrosse? Like that growing sport, it initially attracted a lot of football players. In its third year at Moeller, "rugby mania" currently is affecting a variety of athletes. “Now, it’s a really good mix,” Rosfeld said. “We get wrestlers, hockey players and a ton of soccer players. We get a lot of guys into kicking and soccer’s style of play.” As for the notable Crusaders engaged in strange formations on the field, Rosfeld gives a quick "Rugby 101" lesson on positions. "Scrum-half wears No. 9," Rosfeld said. "Everyone that wears No. 9 is scrumhalf. Scrum-half is halfway between line of scrimmage and the back."

The second event is Sharonville Eagle Youth Football and Cheerleading Signups, from 10 a.m. to noon, June 4, at Kemper Fields in Sharonville. The organization plays Kindergarten through sixth grade and is $130 for football and $100 for cheerleading and multiple child discounts apply. For any additional information please contact Lauren at 205-5101 or Areiko at 376-1424.

Baseball summer camp

The Cincinnati Baseball School’s summer camp season is May 30 through Aug. 19.

The week at Princeton

• The Oak Hills boys tennis team lost 4-1 to Princeton, April 25. Princeton’s Conner Nagle beat Morgan 6-0, 6-1; Kyle Ferchen beat Byrne 6-1, 6-0; Mike Roy beat Smith 6-0, 6-0; Henry Bridenback and Sam Ficke beat Patel and Vandewalle 6-2, 6-1. • In softball, Princeton lost 9-3 to Hamilton, April 26. Princeton’s Danny Roper was 2-4 and scored a homerun.

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Strongest high school competition

At Hand Alliance and Club Champions are teaming up to sponsor the first Annual “Strongest Guy/Gal Competition” for Area High Schoolers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14,

at Miami University-Hamilton Gymnasium, Hamilton. Registration is $20 including Tshirt, with trophies awarded to top guy/gal in Light, Middle, & Heavyweight Divisions for each school and top guy/gal overall. Registration Forms available in your High School/Athletic Office. Proceeds benefit the Anthony Munoz Foundation; Miami UniversityHamilton Athletic Department; At Hand Alliance. Special Appearances include Jim Nichols - Mr. Teen Cincinnati (1996); Mr. Cincinnati (2004); Sarah Klein Ms. Cincinnati (2006). Contact Information, Vendor Information, Sponsor Information: or 289-1557.


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Golf outing benefits MND sports Mount Notre Dame will have its 12th Annual Golf Outing Monday, May 9, at the Glenview Golf Course The event will include golf, snacks and dinner, plus a silent auction and raffle. Besides a new location this year, MND will also introduce its first golf ball drop raffle. The event will begin with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. and the cost is $125 per player or $500 for a foursome. Cost for only dinner is $25. Individual raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20; game cards are $40. The golf ball drop raffle has several different prizes including closest to the pin – $1,000 winner; second closest to pin – $500; and furthest from pin – $250 winner; winners need not be present to receive their prize. The golf ball drop raffle tickets are $5 each. All proceeds will benefit MND’s athletic programs. There are several sponsorship opportunities that will provide great exposure for area businesses including a Master Sponsorship,


Moeller rugby scrum-half Joe Bracken on the run during a recent match. Moeller’s rugby team won the Ohio state championship in 2010 under head coach Doug Rosfeld. Bracken will continue playing rugby in college at the University of Dayton.


Moeller offensive line coach Doug Rosfeld is a former Crusader football player and a former starting center for the University of Cincinnati. If you asked him about a "scrum" a few years ago, he might have thought it to be a bothersome insect or frozen treat from Dairy Queen. However, thanks to a couple of his football players, he has fully learned the sport of rugby and now coaches the defending Ohio state champions. The players were told they would need a school "moderator" to start rugby as a sport at Moeller. Rather than moderate, Rosfeld elected to coach. (A scrum, by the way, is a specific action that restarts the game after a foul or the ball has gone out of play.) After three years, he's addicted to coaching guys wearing shirts many wore in the 1970s. “It’s got all of the elements of football in terms of camaraderie,” Rosfeld said. “What’s so neat about it is you see kids learning a new sport out of their comfort zone. You see guys really self-conscious and nervous about playing, then in the course of the season, you see them feel supremely confident. It’s really cool seeing guys learn the sport.” The Crusaders have learned very well. After starting three seasons ago,

man on the football team,” Rosfeld said. “They’re both playing football out west on full scholarship. They’re forwards — an equivalent of offensive and defensive linemen in this sport. Joe Tull is also a forward. He’s going to play football for Princeton. He played in the North-South all-star game in football. You definitely see a crossover in football players and rugby players.”

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I have two questions regarding (Richard O.) Schwab’s column on April 27 about the Tea Party rally in the Glendale Village Square. The rights of free speech and assembly are guaranteed under our Constitution. Why would anyone question the village of Glendale allowing that those freedoms be exercised? Could it be that Mr. Schwab feels that anyone who disagrees with Mr. Schwab should have their rights taken away? If I am not mistaken, this is fairly clearly covered in the 1st Amendment of our Constitution – “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances”. I would be happy to provide Mr. Schwab with a complete copy of the constitution for his future reference, courtesy of the Glendale Tea Party. Mr. Schwab, stating that there was “complicity and collusion” with the village regarding the organizing of this rally, is about as far from the truth as one can get. If it were true, it would have made the organization of this event much easier. If you had all of the facts Mr. Schwab, you would know that the village government towed the line and did not come close to granting the space and time requested. Insuring safety and no disruption of normal business was their upmost concern. Permission to hold the rally required a series of compromises over a period of weeks. The village in no way sponsored or endorsed the rally. They simply allowed citizens to exercise their constitutional rights within certain limitations that they required. Mike Burnham Glendale

Continual talk

“There is so much wrong with all of this …” writes frequent TriCounty Press columnist Richard Schwab. Wrong with what? With respect to the Tax Day card that several Glendale merchants participated in to rebate the tax due in the form of a discount to customers on April 15, this idea came from the 16 pro-active states across the country like South Carolina, Texas and Missouri that

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Against fun

(Richard O.) Schwab has it in for fun. The Tea Party event on April 15 promoted the village merchants and raised money for the HWB Community Center. About 500 people enjoyed fellowship, exchanged ideas and heard conservative speakers. One sign offended him, however that person’s expression is protected by the same Constitution that allows Mr. Schwab to publish his offensive distortion of the event. Was he indigent when unions disrupted the State Capitol or is he just into controlling his neighbor? Robert M. Galbraith, Glendale

CH@TROOM Last week’s question

How much attention are you paying to the wedding plans of Prince William and Kate Middleton? Why do you think people are fascinated by the Royal Family? “I love the diversion for war coverage, economic news and all things stressful. Compared to our homegrown celebrities, these two appear to be drug, alcohol, Botox and neurotic free.” S.J.P. “Absolutely NONE just as I did when Diana was married. People need to get a life and start paying attention to what is happening in their own country such as unemployment and gas at $4 a gallon. While I think it’s interesting about the royal family wedding, why is it such a big deal in England? You’d never get that much attention if a president’s daughter or son married.” R.H.



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Next question What do you think about the United States ending the space shuttle program later this year, and relying on private companies to ferry cargo and crew into space? Every week The Tri-County Press asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line. “I am not paying any attention to this wedding. It is really no different than any other wedding ceremony. Another chapter of the rich and famous.” O.H.R. “I have paid a fair amount of attention to the wedding plans of Prince William and Kate Middleton. In a time of war, high costs on fuel and groceries, it is a little R & R from the stress of everyday life. “Isn’t it every girl’s dream to marry a prince? Hopefully they will live ‘happily ever after.’” I.B.




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‘Elections fraud’ bill is example of legislative overkill Only with diverse backgrounds and different life stories can we possibly hope to craft legislation that refrains from over-reaching or causing harm to many of our citizens. This certainly played out when we debated H.B. 159. House Bill 159 was introduced by two legislators from Hamilton County who presented it as a means to address elections fraud. I found it very curious that these two men were suddenly interested in election fraud. After all, in the previous General Assembly, they both voted against a bill designed to combat elections fraud. To be honest, there are stark differences between the two measures. The previous bill targeted fake signatures on petitions. Rampant fraud surfaced right here in Hamilton County just a few yeas ago, when thousands of fraudulent signatures were uncovered on petitions for a Cincinnati ballot initiative. In contrast, current H.B. 159 addresses voter impersonation. Voter impersonation accounts for 0.00000025 percent of votes. Clearly, not much of a problem. The bill has untenable consequences. The simple truth is that H.B.

159 will unconstitutionally disenfranchise the poor, the elderly and women. Requiring a specific photo ID violates the rights of some State Rep. citizens to vote. Connie While you and I Pillich may not have a obtainCommunity problem ing and paying Press guest for a driver’s columnist license, state ID or passport, for many this is a costly burden. Poor and working people and the elderly may not have the means to get to the BMV or pay even a small fee. It could mean taking time off from work, compounding the cost. The costs involved in this mandate amount to nothing more than a poll tax. Women, who are more likely to change their name upon marriage and less likely to drive as they age, are disproportionately affected by this bill. These repercussions may be beyond the life experiences of the two male sponsors. Moreover, the Constitution does not limit voting to only those

with sufficient property and wealth so as to afford a driver’s license, state ID or passport. Indeed, H.B. 159 as currently written cannot pass constitutional muster. Photo ID laws upheld in other states protect the poor, the elderly and women. To be constitutional, we must offer a photo ID to everyone, free of charge, regardless of income, race, or background, and at convenient locations with extended operating hours in the evenings and on weekends. It will cost us more than $22 million to provide a constitutionally adequate photo ID program. All to combat 0.00000025 of votes. In my race for state representative, that would have amounted to about 8/1,000ths of one vote. A more thoughtful approach is needed in crafting legislation. House Bill 159 passed the Ohio House March 23, a mere eight days after being introduced. I voted No. It is being now considered by the Ohio Senate. State Rep. Connie Pillich represents Ohio’s 28th House District. Reach her at 614-466-8120,, or on Facebook and Twitter.

Camp Hope open this summer Calling all Princeton students who are currently in grades kindergarten to fifth-grade! Springdale resident Margaret Horton, a member of the Queen City Chapter of The Links Inc., is pleased to announce that they, along with Lincoln Heights Missionary Baptist Church and Union & Evelyn Guardian SavPerkins ings Bank are co-sponsoring Community Camp Hope Press 2011. Beginning on columnist June 20 and going until July 22, the event will be at Lincoln Heights Elementary School, 1113 Adams St., from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Come enjoy breakfast and lunch, field trips, swimming, music, art, gardening and character education activities. The Camp Hope goals are to maintain or improve reading skills over the summer break, and provide healthy and safe activities. Children will meet new people and learn new things. There is a $25 registration fee and the cost is $75 per week or $375 for the entire experience. Financial assistance based on need is available. Principal Brenda Miller sent registration forms home to her Lincoln Heights Elementary students and various churches. May 10 and 19 from 6-7:30 p.m. are registration nights at Lincoln Heights school or, you may contact Miller at 513-864-2400 or www.bmiller@princeton.k12.oh.u s to register or volunteer. Parents/guardians and high school/college students are encouraged to pitch in. Hurry, because space is limited and you must have registrations submitted to the Lincoln Heights Elementary School no later than May 20, 2011. Registered campers should review guidelines about attendance, dress code and student dis-


Lincoln Heights Principal Brenda Miller and Margaret Horton. Camp Hope 2011 will be at the school June 20 through July 22. cipline. The Links Inc. is an international, not-for-profit corporation established in 1946. There are 12,000 professional women of color in 274 chapters located in 42 states, the District of Columbia and the Bahamas. One of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations, its extraordinary women are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and others of African ancestry. They contribute more than 500,000 documented hours of community service annually. In 2010, the Queen City Links Chapter, in cooperation with the Cincinnati Opera, presented Create an Opera for elementary students from Stewart, Woodlawn and Lincoln Heights schools, held at the Lincoln Heights school. The children were exposed to another art form, team building, leadership and writing and oral language skills they could transform into real life experiences. They learned how to use expression to convey a story. They composed personal short stories based on the premise “If I were a …, I would be.” They read Mary Hoffman’s “Amazing Grace,” becoming the story, observing and imitating each other, and singing “I Believe I Can Fly”. These and similar exercises

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opened up new vistas for the youngsters. Earlier this year The Links took students age 5 to 13 from Princeton schools in Lincoln Heights, Woodlawn, Evendale, Springdale and the middle school, as well as Bethany, Winton Woods and Pleasant Run elementary and middle schools on a virtual journey to West Africa. Through the 3-L League (Learning, Linking and Leading), our children reached across the Atlantic to students at the Great Promise School Complex in Ghana via traditional pen pal letters and social networking. Students participated in storytelling, reading books, dancing and singing events, tasting Ghanaian food, essay writing and listening to the language and learning from Ghanaians living in Cincinnati. In partnership with The Links and the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, they also raised funds for the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program. The children discovered that small monetary donations could help in big ways to make a difference outside of their own neighborhoods. Evelyn Perkins writes a regular column about people and events in the TriCounty Press area. Send items for her column to 10127 Chester Road, Woodlawn, 45215, or call her directly at 772-7379.



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Original works Wyoming’s Elm School became a gallery of talent as the first- and second-grade students displayed their original works of art April 14. The school invited students and their guests to view the array during an open house. PHOTOS PROVIDED

Families photograph students with their works of art.

Kurt Marty enjoys the art show with his daughters Lilly, left, and Mia.

A poster welcomes first- and secondgraders, as well as their guests, to the Elm School art show April 14.

Bob Carivollano attends his final art show as principal of Elm, Hilltop and Vermont primary schools.

Second-grader Audrey Hatcher displays a sculpture she made for the art show.

Students and family members check out art work during the April 14 art show at Elm School.

Family members admire artwork during the Elm School show.

Teachers Jennifer Ackerman and Jessica Williamson organized the art show at Elm School.

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Positively Ninety: Interviews with Lively Nonagenarians, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sharonville Fine Arts Center, 11165 Reading Road, Westheimer Gallery. Photographs and narratives featuring active nonagenarians by Connie Springer. Free. 554-1014. Sharonville.


Remembering the Eckstein School, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Glendale Heritage Museum, 771-4908; Glendale.


Unified for UNIFAT Benefit Concert, 4-11 p.m., Blue Ash Towne Square, Cooper and Hunt roads, Free, donations accepted. Presented by Sycamore High School. 3354673; Blue Ash.


Costaki Economopoulos, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $15. Ages 18 and up. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.


Gardening Series: Part 2, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Twin Lakes at Montgomery, 9840 Montgomery Road, Three-part series on gardening. Ages 50 and up. $5. Reservations required. Presented by Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati. 247-1330. Montgomery.


Giovanna Trimpe, 6:30-8 p.m., Madeira Branch Library, 7200 Miami Ave., Meet author of “Holy Chow!” Includes cooking demonstration and sampling of dishes from cookbook. Books available for purchase and signing. Ages 21 and up. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6028. Madeira.


Remembering the Eckstein School, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Glendale Heritage Museum, 44 Village Square, Photographs, artifacts, collection of sporting trophies and scrapbook of articles from 1915-1958. It was a school for African-American students during the years of segregation. Presented by Glendale Heritage Preservation. 771-4908; Glendale.


Big Bugs!, 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Glenwood Gardens, 10623 Springfield Pike, Thirteen larger-than-life insects constructed of wood and other natural materials created by artist David Rogers and on display in and on the south side of Highfield Discovery Garden. Includes admission to the Highfield Discovery Garden and parking. Separate from public areas of park. $7, $5 ages 2-12. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 771-8733; Woodlawn. F R I D A Y, M A Y 6


Positively Ninety: Interviews with Lively Nonagenarians, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sharonville Fine Arts Center, Free. 5541014. Sharonville.


Wine Tasting, 5-7 p.m., Wyoming Wines, 1208 Springfield Pike, $1-$2 per pour. Through May 27. 761-9463; Wyoming. Wine Bar Tasting, 4-7 p.m., The Wine Store, 9905 Montgomery Road, Friday tastings with John, the wine-bar-keep. Fifty cents per taste. 984-9463; Montgomery.


Karaoke, 8-11:30 p.m., Buffalo Wings & Rings Tri-County, 11305 Princeton Pike, DJs Wild Bill and Madman Mike. Music from the ‘70s to today. Theme nights. Drink specials. 7722111. Springdale.

Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Walks led by Park District volunteers. Walkers may choose what days they want to walk. Ages 50 and up. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 728-3551, ext. 406. Sharonville.


HealthRhythms, 1-2 p.m., Sycamore Senior Center, 4455 Carver Woods Drive, Weekly exercise program uses music and percussion to “drum up health” for seniors. Reduce stress, promote wellness and improve quality of life. No musical experience required. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Music and Wellness Coalition. 315-7393; Blue Ash.

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Costaki Economopoulos, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. $15., Go Bananas, Ages 21 and up. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.


A La Carte!, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., Cincinnati Country Day School, 6905 Given Road, Keeler Theater. Pre-professional dancers, professional dancer Liang Fu from Cincinnati Ballet and professional dancer Sergey Pakahrev, perform array of classical pas de deuxs and variations from Le Corsaire and Grand Pas Classique. Tap and jazz pre-show includes guest artists from Dr. Lyrica Joy Smith’s Revelation Dance Theatre. $15, $10 students and seniors. Presented by Claudia Rudolf Barrett’s ballet tech of ohio. 683-6860; Indian Hill.


Big Bugs!, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Glenwood Gardens, $7, $5 ages 2-12. 771-8733; Woodlawn.



Positively Ninety: Interviews with Lively Nonagenarians, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sharonville Fine Arts Center, Free. 5541014. Sharonville.

World of Love International Bridal and Event Showcase, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road, Explore expressions of love from around the world. Vendors, designers and models showcase cultural diversity. Free. Registration required. Presented by Reese Incorporated. 456-1411. Blue Ash.



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Tri-State Multiples Scrapathon, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Evendale Village Recreation Center, 10500 Reading Road, Vendors, door prizes, raffle prizes, scrapbook bingo, light breakfast, lunch, drinks and snacks. Benefits Tri-State Multiples Families First Fund. $30. Registration required. 859-391-3019; Evendale.


Remembering the Eckstein School, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Glendale Heritage Museum, 771-4908; Glendale.

Big Bugs!, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Glenwood Gardens, $7, $5 ages 2-12. 771-8733; Woodlawn.


Creating Your Journey for the Second Half of Life, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Develop personal travel plan for second half of life that covers everything from financial planning to downsizing, health and wisdom. Ages 40 and up. Free. Registration required. Through May 28. 931-5777. Finneytown.


Rockin’ to Roll Out Breast Cancer, 8-11 p.m., Dare to Dance, 11256 Cornell Park Drive No. 500, Music by The Four Hubcaps. Includes silent auction and snacks. Wine, beer, soda and bottled water available. Casual dress. $12. Presented by Ellen B. Ganson Memorial Foundation. Blue Ash.


Cincinnati Community Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Church of the Saviour United Methodist Church, 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Free. Performing marches, enigmas and a viola concerto played by Adam Neeley, former Cincinnatian and violist in the New World Symphony. 791-7815; Montgomery. Music at Ascension Chamber Concert Series, 7 p.m., Ascension Lutheran Church, 7333 Pfeiffer Road, With the Max Greenberg Quartet. Free, donations accepted. 7933288; 237-3636. Montgomery.

Connie Springer, of Hyde Park, the local author who has just published her book, “Positively Ninety,” explores the life stories of active people in their 90s in the photography exhibit, “Positively Ninety: Interviews with Lively Nonagenarians.” The exhibit will be at the Sharonville Fine Arts Center through May 21. The event is free. Call 554-1014. Pictured is a family photo Springer finds reminiscent of those she sees in her work. M O N D A Y, M A Y 9


Line Dance, 1-2 p.m., Springdale Community Center, 11999 Lawnview Ave., Dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. $4. 321-6776; Springdale.


Their Eyes Were Dry, 7 p.m., Springdale 18: Cinema de Lux, 12064 Springfield Pike, Documentary celebrating the children held hostage by terrorists in Israel during the Ma’alot Massacre on May 15, 1974. $13.50. 699-1500; Springdale.


Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Sharon Woods, Free, vehicle permit required. 728-3551, ext. 406. Sharonville.



Skateboard Classes, 10-11 a.m., Local Skate Park, 32 W. Crescentville Road, For beginners. Learn beginner tricks and how to navigate a skate park 10-11 a.m. Open practice 11 a.m.-noon. $15. 671-7433. Springdale. S U N D A Y, M A Y 8

Israel Memorial Day, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Remember soldiers lost during Israeli wars with prayers, readings and songs with Rockwern Academy and Cincinnati Hebrew Day School choirs. Free. 761-7500; Amberley Village. Israeli Independence Day, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Music by the Cincinnati Klezmer Project and Israeli dancing with Idit Moss. Food samples. Free. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS SPECIAL EVENTS Greater Cincinnati Decorative Painters Meeting and Class, 11:45 a.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, Open to all painters and all experience levels and new members and guests. Art class with a fee taught by Gayle Laible follows meeting. Free. Registration and fee required for classes. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Decorative Artists. 5221154; Springfield Township.

Playing Ball with the Boys, 6 p.m., Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, Reception and silent auction 6-7 p.m. Dinner and program 7-8:30 p.m. Bob Huggins, West Virginia University basketball coach, keynote speaker. Benefits Cincinnati Sports Professional Network scholarship fund. Table of 10: $900 VIP, $700; $100 VIP, $75; $35 students. Reservations required. 345-3054; Sharonville.

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EXERCISE CLASSES Boot Camp, 6-7 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $120 for 10 classes; free for members. 985-6742. Montgomery. Free Triathlon Training Clinic, 7:30-9 p.m., Venus Fitness For Her, 9401 Montgomery Road, Clinic emphasizing appeal of multisport, taking the fear out of swimming and preventing injuries with key strengthening tips. Free. 368-9319; Montgomery.


HOPS Food for Thought Series, 11 a.m., Crowne Plaza Cincinnati North Hotel, 11320 Chester Road, “If at First You Don’t Succeed … ”: The Art of Intelligent Persistence. Events designed to inspire, optimize and revolutionize your company’s performance. Includes theme-inspired meal by Chef Scott Neidhard, in the company of some of the region’s top business leaders, followed by real food-for-thought keynote speakers. $75. Presented by HOPS Food for Thought. 5882808; Sharonville.


Women’s Health Week, 6:30-7:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, Breast Health. $20 entire week; $10 per event. 985-6732. Montgomery.


Samba Jazz Syndicate, 7-10 p.m., Cactus Pear Southwest Bistro, 9500 Kenwood Road, No cover. 791-4424. Blue Ash.


Big Bugs!, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Glenwood Gardens, $7, $5 ages 2-12. 771-8733; Woodlawn. W E D N E S D A Y, M A Y 1 1


Positively Ninety: Interviews with Lively Nonagenarians, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sharonville Fine Arts Center, Free. 5541014. Sharonville.


Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild, 7-9 p.m., Centennial Barn, 110 Compton Road, All levels of quilting experience welcome. Monthly meetings include tutorials, guest speakers, book reviews, fabric swaps, quilt block challenges, charity quilt sewing and more. Free, $25 annual dues. Presented by Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild. 260-0115; Springfield Township.


John Kuhnell Silverton Train Station Museum, 2-5 p.m., John Kuhnell Silverton Train Station Museum, 7054 Montgomery Road, Houses historic photographs and artifacts from the Silverton’s past, including the Olympic uniform of Barry Larkin, a retired Reds player and Silverton native son. The museum is operated by the Silverton Block Watch Association. “History of the City of Silverton: Late 1700s to 2006” book by James R. Replogle Jr. available for sale. Cost, $15. Free. 936-6233. Silverton.


The British Cathedral Music Explosion, 4 p.m., Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church, 5125 Drake Road, Vocal Arts Ensemble. Christina Haan, organ. Donald Nally, conductor. Works of by Herbert Howells, James MacMillan, Gerald Finzi, Jonathon Dove and Francis Pott. $23. Presented by VAE, Cincinnati’s Vocal Arts Ensemble. 559-0000; Indian Hill.

ON STAGE - THEATER PROVIDED STOMP, the performance in which a rhythm comes from anything that can make a sound, returns to the Aronoff Center, Friday-Sunday, May 6-8. It is a combination of percussion, movement and visual comedy, using items such as brooms and hub caps. Tickets are $22.50-$57.50. Visit or call 800-982-2787.

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, Noon, The Center for the Arts - Wyoming, 322 Wyoming Ave., Adapted from book by Kevin Henkes. Part of Playhouse Off the Hill series, price varies by location. Family friendly. Presented by Playhouse in the Park. 948-1900; Wyoming.


“A Night with Captain Sig and the Hillstrand Brothers from ‘Deadliest Catch’” is at 8 p.m. Monday, May 9, at the Aronoff Center. In the interactive event, the Bering Sea’s crew swap stories about treacherous weather and crew conflicts in the world of crab fishing. Tickets are $29.75, $39.75 and $75 VIP, that includes a post-show meet and greet. Visit or call 513-621-2787.


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Looking and looking for the one we shouldn’t Father Lou Guntzelman Perspectives

“Surely there is a social institution, group, person, or even God, who will lift from me the terrible weight of life.” Yet, no one can ever totally do that for us. Hollis testifies, “Were we to find someone who could, we would then be bound in a horribly regressive relationship, one in which both partners are rule-bound, infantile and stuck.” As a new friendship or marriage evolves into later stages, an awakening process may occur. Our spouse turns out not to be the magical other – but another human just like me. Resentment, anger and disillusionment can set in. “You’re not the person I married,” we complain. (Actually they are, but we never took the time to know them well when our main concern was merely a good bed partner or security). When reality sets in, a

unpleasantness f r o m occurring, and supplying our needs. They may not realize those are our expectations of them – but they’ll find

out in due time. We certainly all need others who are understanding, who love us, and a few who serve willingly as a support system. However, so much of what we expect from the magical other is our own responsibility. What we fear is freedom, our own individuation process, and encountering on our own the vastness and demands of life. “Surely there is someone out there who can spare me this burden,” we think.

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Use your own herbs for Derby Day, Cinco de Mayo dishes Frank Marzullo, Channel 19 meteorologist, is coming out to film my herb garden for Mother’s Day. He was scheduled this week but you know why that didn’t happen. My herb garden is looking nice, even though the growth is smaller than usual, and most herbs don’t care for a lot of water once they’re established. I have different areas in the garden, as well: an edible flower area, one for medicinal and tea herbs,

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another for culin a r y herbs, a spot for what I call “househ o l d herbs” ( s o a p w o r t , scrubbing horsetail, d y e

herbs). The spa portion of the garden is pretty with lemon

verbena, rose geranium and other scented herbs. My Mary/Bible garden is on the far right of the garden, nestled under the ancient pine and contains many specimens which have their roots in Bible days. My mom used to say you could garden in a teacup, and she did, so you don’t need a plow and acres to grow healthful plants. On Mother’s Day I give my daughters-in-law herbs for their gardens. It’s a

meaningful tradition, and one which you might like to start. Here are some tips to get you motivated.

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Think about the foods you like to eat. A cook’s garden could include parsley, basil, rosemary, sage, thyme, and oregano. A pizza garden for the kids? Try a grape or cherry tomato plant surrounded by oregano or marjoram, basil, rosemary and thyme. A tea garden could have mint, rosemary, chamomile, lemon verbena, thyme and sage. There are endless variations, and I have more information on my website Get the details with my video on container gardening. It’s on my blog at (Cooking with Rita).

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Unless you have a positive identification, never eat any wild mushroom, or other plants. Mother Nature has many poisonous lookalikes, and that includes mushrooms, as well as flowers, etc. That brings us to wild violets. There's a lookalike flowering now, except that it flowers on a vine – leaves are pointy and real shiny green. It's called periwinkle and some folks mistake it for violets. Maybe you've seen it. Anyway, I don't want people to mistake that for violets either. cheese 18 slices snack rye bread or baguette slices 8 oz. sliced deli turkey 1 small onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings 6 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled Fresh minced parsley Dissolve bouillon in water; set aside. Melt butter over medium heat and stir in flour until smooth. Stir in cream and bouillon mixture. Bring to a boil and cook for a couple minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in cheese until melted. Put bread on baking sheets. Layer each piece with turkey, onion and cheese sauce. Sprinkle with bacon. Bake at 350 10 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with parsley.

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May 4, 2011


Don’t climb the walls – climb a tree instead

Trees are cool. And if you want to be cool, plant a tree! A couple weeks ago, someone asked me to list as many benefits as I could to help justify why we should be planting trees. And you know what? Once I started jotting down some notes, I felt like I could have kept going on forever! Let’s see, the benefits of planting trees. Funny, my mind went right back to when I was a kid. My sister and I used to climb trees better than most monkeys in the zoo. Don’t know too many kids that get to do that anymore, but we certainly did.

Hug out in those big trees all day. But let’s get past that. So, what are some really good Ron Wilson benefits for In the p l a n t i n g garden trees? Trees p l e a s e . Think about it – trees please ‌ they really do. Trees clean the air, provide oxygen, cool the streets, cities and backyards, conserve energy, save water, help prevent soil erosion and water pollu-

tion, provide food, provide a canopy and habitat for wildlife, increase property values, and make good visual and wind screens. They add beauty and help improve our personal health, reduce noise pollution, modify local climates, make life more pleasant, provide wood, are an investment that grows every year, and yes, they’re fun to climb. Trees really do please. So what do you say? Why not get out and plant a tree or two this spring? If anything, plant them for the future generations of tree climbers (like I was), so

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Walk benefits HealthCare Connection The HealthCare Connection presents its sixth annual 5K Walk to Wellness and Spring into Health Fair on Saturday, May 21, at Glenwood Gardens, 10397 Springfield Pike. Each year the Walk to Wellness provides funds to support The HealthCare Connection’s services to the underserved including medical and dental care. This event was begun to encourage patients to participate in physical activity and develop more active lifestyles. It supports THCC’s mission to provide quality health care to everyone, regardless of ability to pay. The 5K Walk to Wellness covers a 3.1 mile course through Glenwood Gardens including wetlands, prairies, meadows and an array of spring flowers. Cutoffs that provide a shorter

course are also available. The walk begins at 10 a.m. Registration the day of the event is from 8:45 to 10 a.m. Honorary walk chairman is Jack Atherton, WLWT News 5, and the Walkmaster is Lincoln Ware, WDBZThe Buzz. The Spring into Health Fair will be held from 8:45 a.m. to noon. Nearly 20 local organizations will participate in this year’s health fair. Those who attend will learn more about services offered in the community. Registration fee is $25, but those who preregister by May 13 will save $5 and receive a free T-shirt. Registered patients of The HealthCare Connection can sign up for $5. Those who register with a group of four or more pay only $10 per person. Walkers also can

collect pledges for their walk on the HealthCare Connection’s walk website, The website has links to Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites to make it easy for walkers to spread the word. The walk page features a live ranking of teams and individuals who have raised the most money. More information is available on The HealthCare Connection’s website at or by calling 513483-3081. Co-sponsor for the event is the Hamilton County Park District. Presenting sponsors are Hospice of Cincinnati and TriHealth. Medal sponsors are Buckeye Community Health Plan, Molina Healthcare and UC Health.

Medium growth rate, this tree grows 30 feet high and wide, has doubly compound green leaves turning golden yellow in fall, yellow summer flowers held upright in pyramid shaped clusters 12 to 18 inches long, followed by small three-sided papery lantern-like fruit with small black seeds inside. When the wind blows, it sounds like rain. Adapts to many soil types, tolerates air pollution, drought, loves the sun, and has few pests or diseases. Great for street tree, small lawn tree, patio tree.

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

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new home for his 3-year-old church. The search had been on for awhile, but some buildings cost too much, others weren’t a good fit for the size of the congregation, and still others were a logistical nightmare when it came to setting up equipment and other elements for a church service. Then he found an unlikely place that seemed “just right.” As he drove by Rhinos Live on Chester Road, he was intrigued by the idea that it was conveniently located, and most likely had the space and equipment he was looking for. After a chat with owner Larry Keckeis, Hinsey knew the hunt had ended with Rhinos. The church held its first service at Rhinos Live in late August 2010.

“We’re excited to have found the right spot,” says Hinsey. “Sure, it’s a little different, but then, so are we. This building has the space, equipment, and flexibility to let us do our thing — which is to give folks good music and a sound message in a casual atmosphere.” Rhinos owner Keckeis agrees, “I’m glad to be able to help Dorrien and his church. I think it’ll bring positive energy to our place.” The church holds services at Rhinos Live, 11473 Chester Road, Sharonville.

Creek Road Baptist Church

The church is sponsoring a National Day of Prayer event at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 5, at the Sharonville Community Center, 10990 Thornview Drive. Join the church as it lifts up the community, state and nation in prayer. The church will pray for business leaders, fire, police and emergency workers, local, state and national politicians, 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.

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

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

EPISCOPAL Christ Church Glendale Episcopal Church 965 Forest Ave - 771-1544 The Reverend Roger L Foote The Reverend Laura L Chace, Deacon 8am Holy Eucharist I 9am Holy Eucharist II 11am Holy Eucharist II Child Care 9-11 Healing intercessory prayer all services

LUTHERAN CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS) 3301 Compton Rd. (1 block east of Colerain) 513-385-8342 Sun. School & Bible Class 9:45 AM Worship: Sunday 8:30 & 11:00 AM, Wed. 7:15 PM Office: 385-8342 Pre-School: 385-8404

Faith Lutheran LCMC

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

Sunday School 10:15



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

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8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 Confirmation "Resurrection: Making All Things NewA New Perspective"

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


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

Nursery Care Provided

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


680 W Sharon Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45240


Traditional Service: 9:30 AM ConneXion Contemporary Service: 11:30 AM Sunday School: 10:30 AM

Monfort Heights United Methodist Church

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

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Mt Healthy United Methodist Church

Corner of Compton and Perry Streets 931-5827 Sunday School 8:45 - 9:45am Traditional Worship 10:00 - 11:00am Contemporary Worship 11:30 - 12:30 Healing Service, last Sunday of the month at 5 pm "Come as a guest. Leave as a friend".

Sharonville United Methodist

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

3751 Creek Rd.




4695 Blue Rock Road Colerain Twp. South of Ronald Reagan and I-275 923-3370


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


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


Forest Dale Church of Christ Elder Jon Underwood and Senior Minister Jay Russell have written “Boy Meets Girl,” an original sermon and small group series about life & families that will be presented through June 12. The biggest issue seems to be the lack of unity in a family and misplaced priorities when it comes to financial decisions. This is a great time of year to talk about family issues because we celebrate things like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Strong families are not just the foundation of our churches but also of our country and our world.” Small groups will meet throughout the community during the week for further consideration and discussion of the topics presented in the sermon series. Forest Dale is at 604 West Kemper Road. For more information about the series call 825-7171 or at


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“Welcome to the hard work of a life lived on purpose,” says Forest Dale Church of Christ Senior Minister Jay Russell. Forest Dale is giving the classic tale of “Boy Meets Girl” a fresh look this spring in a new sermon and small group series about life and families. Russell is writing and delivering the sermons through Sunday, June 12. Forest Dale Elder Jon Underwood is writing the small group lessons to accompany the sermon series. The series will address the many life transitions a person experiences and the new roles that come with age. Topics will include “Single Meets World,” “Sibling Meets Rival,” and “Family Meets Sacrifice.” “From my own experience I know that I had to make a decision to put away the old behaviors before I really was able to fill my role as husband and father,” said Russell. “There are a lot of people who think that maturity is all about getting older … but it is more a conscious decision to be mature. Families have a lot of demands on their time … compounded by the unrelenting media all vying for their dollars and loyalty.

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5921 Springdale Rd

HOPE LUTHERAN Pastor Lisa Arrington 9:00 am Contemporary Worship 10:00 am Welcome Hour/ Sun School 11:00 am Traditional Worship

A short term Bible Study will follow the book, “The Promise” by Robert Morgan from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Sunday evenings, May 8, 22, 29. The study will focus on how God works all things together for good. A new member class will be at 7 p.m., May 9 and 16. All are welcome. On May 6, there will be a family movie night. On May 11, there will be a Student Arts Showcase. A program will feature their performance talents. There will also be a display of their creative art work. The church will have a team in the Sharonville Relay For Life for the American Cancer Society, at 3 p.m., May 14 to 9 a.m. May 15. The event not only raises money for a good cause, but it’s a lot of fun. A bereavement group meets for lunch the first Thursday of each month. Sunday traditional services are 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m., with a contemporary service at 9:30 a.m. The services are broadcast with a twoweek delay at 10 a.m. Sundays on Channel 24 and at 9 p.m., on Thursdays on Channel 18. Children’s classes are at 9:30 a.m. and children’s worship service is 11 a.m. on Sundays. Sermons in May will focus on the Acts of the Apostles: the spread of the Good News and the rise of the early church. The church is at 3751 Creek Road, Sharonville; 563-0117;


Pastor Todd A. Cutter


Sharonville United Methodist Church

Three Weekend Services! Saturday - 5:30 pm Sunday - 9:30 & 11:15 am 9165 Round Top Rd (1/4 mi. so. of Northgate Mall)

Taiwanese Ministry 769-0725 2:00pm


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

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

Salem White Oak Presbyterian

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

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

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


5240 Dixie Highway • Fairfield, OH 45014

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Well staffed Nursery, Active Youth & College Groups, Exciting Music Dept, Seniors Group, Deaf Ministry

“Growing Closer to God, Growing Closer to Neighbor”

Bible class is 4 p.m. and Wednesday night Bible class is 7-9 p.m. Pastor is Kirk Peoples Jr. The church is located at 3152 Lighthouse Drive, Suite C-2, Fairfield; 874-0446;

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Michelle Finn, 43, 4491 Eastwood Drive, theft at 2801 Cunningham, April 13. David Finn, 48, 4491 Eastwood Drive, complicity to commit theft at 10500 Reading Road, April 13. Jessie Roth, 23, 801 Maple Drive, operating vehicle intoxicated at 10199 Reading Road, April 17. Annie Long, 34, 2157 River Run Trace, operating vehicle intoxicated at I75, April 17.

Incidents/investigations Theft

Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 1600 Glendale Milford, April 11. $225 in gas not paid for at 10601 Medallion Drive, April 12.

Unauthorized use of motor vehicle

Reported at 2801 Cunningham, April 13.



Arturo Garcia, 47, 11057 Quailwood Drive, Cincinnati; operating a motor vehicle without a valid license; 23 April 11 Gabriel Cruz Vasquez, 23, 642 S. 11th Street, Hamilton; operating a motor vehicle without a valid license; 23 April 11 Gabino Antonio Alva Vargas, 30, 300 Hillside Avenue, Cincinnati; operating a motor vehicle without a valid license; 24 April 11 Holly Postell, 33, 2703 Vienna Woods Drive, Cincinnati; operating a







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The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. This information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: Evendale, Chief Niel Korte, 563-2249; Glendale, Chief Dave Warman, 771-7645 or 7717882; Sharonville, Chief Mike Schappa, 563-1147; Springdale, Chief Mike Mathis, 346-5790; Wyoming, Chief Gary J. Baldauf, 821-0141. motor vehicle under a suspended license; 24 April 11 Francisco Tum Santos, 26, 931 McPherson, Cincinnati; operating a motor vehicle without a valid license; 27 April 11

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POLICE REPORTS Handguns valued at $778 removed at 11355 Chester Road, April 13. Gas valued at $72 removed without being paid for at 11610 Lebanon Road, April 7. Cellphone valued at $80 removed at 2341 Sharon Road, April 12.

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Road, April 13. Aric Davis, 19, 3148 Moosewood Ave., drug abuse at 10900 Crowne Point, April 14. Masin Thomas, 20, 8280 Batavia Road, underage possession at 3475 E. Kemper Road, April 13. Dakota Bartis, 18, 1801 Dallas Ave., possession at Baymont, April 16. Damon Robbing, 28, 1134 Shepherd, possession at Travel Inn, April 16. Zarius Jonse, 21, 8304 Four Worlds, possession at Travel Inn, April 16. Shannon Woods, 25, 1901 Savannah Way, possession at Econolodge, April 16. Carl Porter, 18, 660 Cholson Ave., drug possession at 11585 Chester Road, April 16. Aaron Cristales, 21, 190 Riddle Road, forgery at 4/19/11 16:30, April 19.

Criminal mischief

Reported at 12155 Reading Road, April 17.

Domestic violence

Reported at Sharondale, March 26.

Identity theft

Merchandise valued at $95.24 removed at 12110 Lebanon Road, April 9.

Theft, criminal damaging

Laptop of unknown value removed at 11149 Dowlin Drive, April 12.

Reported at 11974 Lebanon Road, April 14.


Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 12164 Lebanon Road, April 18. Propane tanks valued at $1,200 removed at 2490 Commerce Blvd., April 19. Ipod and necklace valued at $220 removed at 3528 Verbena, April 19. Laptop, Ipod, camcorder valued at $6,540 removed at 11755 Mosteller Road, March 29. Hotel services valued at $640 not paid for at 11020 Chester Road, April 19. Reported at 2821 Crescentville Road, April 8. Aluminum and other materials valued at $763 removed at 11310 Mosteller Road, April 15. Clothing valued at $50 removed at 12035 Lebanon Road, April 14. Reported at 11320 Chester Road, April 16.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated robbery

Victim threatened at 1114 Sharonville, April 17.


Game systems and games valued at $850 removed at 71 Williamsburg Circle, April 12.

Criminal damaging

Light and siding damaged at 1601 Continental Drive, April 15. Reported at 11060 Reading Road,




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May 4, 2011

DEATHS Robert E. Lovelace

LEGAL NOTICE In accordance with the provisions of State law, there being due and unpaid charges for which the undersigned is entitled to satisfy an owner and/or manager’s lien of the goods hereinafter described and stored at the Uncle Bob’s Self Storage location(s) listed below. And due notice having been given to the owner of said property and all parties known to claim an interest therein, and the time specified in such notice for payment of such having expired, the goods will be sold a public auction at the below stated location(s) to the highest bidder or otherwise disposed of on Monday, May 23, 2011, 11AM. 11378 Springfield Pike, Springdale, OH 45246, 513-771-5311. Kim Youngblood 80 South Terrace Dr #1 Reading, OH 45215 Household goods, furniture, boxes, app liances;Tanekia Hedrington 12079 Cantrell Dr, Springdale, OH 45246 Household goods, boxes,sporting goods;Bridgette Hamilton 222 Indian Lake Dr. Maineville, OH 45039 Furniture, boxes,appliances. 1001634377

Robert E. Lovelace, 77, of Sharonville died April 26. Survived by wife, Anna Rae (nee Hardix); children Michael (Marian) and Daniel (Deborah) Lovelace; grandchildren Jennifer, Nicholas, Jackson and Carrington Lovelace; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by siblings Irene Finnell, Evelyn Lucas, Gladys Anderson, Florence Wiedenbein and Joyce Randall. Services were April 29 at MihovkRosenacker Funeral Home, Even-

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get accustomed to the demands of exercise without getting too aggressive.” He cautions that dog walking can’t be considered cardiovascular exercise, though. The downfall of walking with a dog is he or she (Nosey for example) wants to stop and sniff, so you can’t keep up a brisk enough pace long enough for it to raise the heart rate much. To put this into perspective, according to Doug, a 160-pound person would have to walk nine and a half hours to burn one pound of fat. “Dog walking is more an activity than exercise,” Doug says, “But, activity is part of a healthy lifestyle and it might inspire a person who hasn’t been doing much to do more.” There are other things that dog owners can do besides walking, he counsels, such as jogging or running. Those activities do burn more calories. Dr. Megan Kramer of Highland Heights Animal Hospital used to run with her German shorthaired pointer, Ginger, before an injury forced the good doc to slow down the pace. So, she’s a great proponent of exercising with your dog. “Owners need to start their pets out the same as they would themselves,” she said. “They can get sore muscles just like we do. Whatever activity you choose, take it slow, especially if they haven’t been

very active over the winter months. “If they have been indoors a lot, their paws might be more sensitive and the pads need a little time on rough terrain to toughen up.” She also points out that you should always take your dog’s breed into consideration when planning your activities together. The physiology of dogs varies from breed to breed. “A basset hound is not as much of an endurance dog as a pointer or lab,” she said. “Breeds with smooshed faces,” she adds as an example, “can’t cool themselves as quickly as a longmuzzled dog.” So, you shouldn’t exercise as vigorously with a pug as you can with a golden retriever. Owners should also take into consideration their pet’s age. “A younger dog is going to be more active and able to do higher impact activities than an older animal,” she explains. It is always a good idea to check with your personal veterinarian before beginning any exercise program. But, whatever you do … always remember to have fun! Marsie Hall Newbold is the hostess of, a pet-centric website. If you have any future story ideas, she’d love to hear them. Email her at:


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“Come on!” I sighed, exasperated, tugging at Nosey’s leash for what seemed like the hundredth time since we left the house; and we were only half way down the street. “They call it a ‘walk’ not a ‘sniff’ for a reason!” “But, there are so many great smells out here,” she said, giving the fire hydrant we were passing a longing look. “You just don’t understand what it is like to be a dog!”’ No, I don’t understand what it is like to be a dog, but I do know how much fun it is to walk with your best pal. I’m not a big fan of exercise (and have the thighs to prove it), but love getting out in the fresh air and clearing my mind a bit. Just last week I happened to weigh myself and noticed that I’d lost five pounds without even trying. The only thing I can attribute it to is having taken so many walks with Nosey since we adopted her in January. “I’m not surprised,” personal trainer Doug Gibson said when I related this fact. “Dog walking is good exercise.” And Doug should know, he’s owner of the very popular Sensible Fitness studio in Blue Ash. “For someone who hasn’t been exercising,” he said, “Walking is the best place to start. It is low intensity and allows your muscles, joints and tendons to

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