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Springdale is making changes to it health care policy, which could save the city between $300,000 and $500,000 annually. The dollar amount was incorrect in last week’s Tri-County Press.

Family values

Robin and Doug Barnett of Glendale have hit the trifecta with Briana Anise Barnett, who is just as lovely as her name, highly intelligent and very talented. Hmmm ... wonder what you call it when their 11year-old son, Douglas Jr. is also smart, talented and handsome. SEE STORY, B1

Arbor Day tree-ts

Students at Springdale Elementary, along with city officials, celebrated Arbor Day by planting a tree behind the school in a celebration that included performance and festive wear. SEE STORY, A7

A true friend

Glendale Village Council has honored a young resident who has reached out to help a friend who has been gravely ill, organizing a fundraiser that has given the community the opportunity to help a family offset mounting medical expenses. SEE STORY, A3

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Confident Princeton looks forward

By Kelly McBride Reddy

Princeton School Board Member Steve Moore was confident as he followed election results last Tuesday. “We are going to win,” he said. And they did. Princeton City School District passed its 5.01-mill bond levy, which will fund a new middle school and high school, and includes an operating levy. It will cost the owner of a $100,000 home $3.70 a month for the first three years, then $12.44 a month for the remainder of the 37-year term. Senior citizens will pay $2.77 a month for the first three years, then $9.33 a month after 2013. About 200 people milled around the Princeton High School cafeteria throughout election night as students, parents, staff and public officials watched live results on several screens, bringing shouts as results were posted. “And it’s not an isolated win,” Moore said of the results from the communities that make up Princeton City School District. About 80 percent of Lincoln Heights voters supported the bond levy. “I could not be more pleased,” said Brenda Miller, principal of Lincoln Heights Elementary. “It sends a strong message that things are changing.” The vote was the result of a

A closer look

The vote by community, according to the Hamilton County Board of Elections: Community For Against Blue Ash 5 6 Evendale 653 466 Glendale 449 393 Lincoln Heights 332 105 Sharonville 1,372 1,306 Springdale 1,403 797 Springfield Twp. 78 26 Sycamore Twp. 440 474 Woodlawn 410 119


Princeton’s school day ended May 4 with staff members pounding the pavement at Chester and Sharon roads for support of the bond levy. From left: Assistant Principal Elgin Card, Principal William Sprankles and Athletic Director Scott Kaufman stir up school spirit with offers of bottled water and encouragement for voters driving past the school. comprehensive effort that brought together teachers, staff and students. “This is awesome,” senior Saloni Hemani said. “Although I won’t be here for the new buildings, I’ve been in the district since fourth-grade and I live in the district.” Principal William Sprankles announced that 250 Princeton seniors had voted. “It’s going to be a great improvement to the district and an opportunity for the district to grow stronger,” Hemani said of the project, which will include a community center for public use. “We’ve come together as a

Evendale votes in favor of aggregation By Amanda Hopkins

Evendale residents voted overwhelmingly in favor of the gas and electric aggregation issues on the May 4 primary ballot. Around 87 percent voted in favor of both issues. Assistant to the Mayor Jack Cameron said it could take at least six months before an aggregated price can be offered. Both of the aggregation programs are opt-out. Once village

council selects a provider for electric and gas, all residents will be entered into the program at the same rate unless they request to be out of the Cameron program. “Our hope is that everyone in the village takes advantage of an alternate supplier and starts saving money on their electric and gas,” Cameron said.

community with all of this,” Hemani said of the parade, parties and video promotions throughout the district. “I feel like the students and teachers have come together.” “I could see the pride at the polls,” Moore said. “We will do our best to build a wonderful school for the future.” Evans Nwankwo, who owns Megen Construction, sat with the Princeton community in support of the bond levy, awaiting final results until late at night. “I think it’s the right thing to do for our children,” he said. The day after the election, Superintendent Gary Pack said it’s time for the work to begin.

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“Our next process will be to place the primary architects and construction managers under contract,” he said. “We will also immediately apply for consideration of low interest money for construction,” Pack said. “Lastly, we will prepare to sell our bonds as quickly as possible to align with our timelines for construction of our new school facilities.”

How to save

Evendale residents approved both the gas and electric aggregation ballot issues on May 4 but it could take at least six months before aggregated prices will be available for residents. Residents can see immediate savings on their electric bills by joining the Duke Energy Retail Sales opt-in program that will give residents either an 18 percent or a $0.0639 per kilowatt hour rate on the supply portion of the bill. Residents can contact Jack Cameron, Evendale assistant to the mayor, for forms to mail to Duke Energy Retail Sales to enroll in the program, at 563-2244 or visit the village office at 10500 Reading Road. The village also entered into an agreement with Duke Energy Retail Sales where residents can save 18 percent on the supply end of their bill through an opt-in program. Cameron said this was done so residents could see immediate savings on their electric bills before the aggregation pricing was available.

“Since the pricing through aggregation will take several months to realize, the council and mayor felt some urgency to put an electric savings opportunity in front of residents now if possible,” Cameron said. Residents can sign up through Duke Energy Retail Sales or contact the village office at 563-2244.

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Wilson wins Republican slot for 28th District By Amanda Hopkins

A positive experience

Vicky Zwissler went door-to-door to more than 4,000 houses and phoned almost 1,000 other Republican voters as part of her campaign or the Republican primary for state representative for the 28th District. The former Wyoming city council member said she loved every minute of her journey and said she remained positive throughout the campaign. Her only disappointment was the low voter turnout for the primary election. “As the issues continue to grow, voter turnout continues to diminish,” Zwissler said.

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Mike Wilson will be running for his first public office after winning the Republican primary election for state representative for the 28th District. Wilson beat former Wyoming City Council Member Vicky Zwissler, Sycamore Township Board of Trustees President Tom Weidman and Sycamore Township resident Jeff Paul by a wide margin, taking almost 45 percent of the votes. “(Winning the Republican primary) is a recognition that hard work can pay off,” Wilson said. The Springfield Township resident said he was able to send mailers and have television and radio advertisements because of money raised through campaign fundraisers. He also went door-todoor through the district


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A learning experience


Republican candidates for the 28th Ohio House District Vicky Zwissler, right, and Tom Weidman, center, along with Mike Wilson supporter Ken Pendleton, greet voters at Sharonville’s Community Center as they head inside to the polls. Wilson won the primary and will face incumbent Democrat Connie Pillich in November. and met many people through his work with the Cincinnati Tea Party. Wilson founded the Cincinnati Tea Party, an organization that is opposed to wasteful government spending. He credits his involvement with the Tea Party for engaging some voters who may never have voted in a primary before. “There was energy coming from a new place,” Wilson said. He said his win in the Republican primary is proof that the Tea Party “message is resonating.” Wilson will face Democrat incumbent Connie Pillich and Liberterian candidate

Bryant Callaghan in the November election. Wilson said he will spend the next six months before the election meeting as many voters as possible. He said he plans to spend time in all 15 communities and eight school districts in the 28th District. The district

Jeff Paul said his first campaign for an elected office was a learning experience. He said he was basically a oneman campaign and went doorto-door to about 1,000 houses in the district. He said he may run again in two years, but learned that he will have to build a bigger campaign and accept donations to really get his name and his stance on the issues into the public eye. inclduesg sections of Springfield Township, Sycamore Township, Wyoming, Evendale, Reading, Lincoln Heights, Sharonville and Springdale. According to unofficial results from the Hamilton County Board of Elections, only about 12.68 percent of the registered voters in the 89 precincts in the 28th District cast a ballot for the Republican candidates.

Working for change Despite losing the primary election, Tom Weidman said he will put his efforts behind getting Mike Wilson elected as the state representative for the 28th District. He said he agreed with Wilson on many of the fiscal issues and believes that a change is needed to cut government spending. “We need less government and we need lower taxes,” Weidman said. “I’ll work hard to see a Republican in that seat.”

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public. It will offer information on crime prevention and personal safety, and several vehicles will be displayed. Items such as coloring books, fingerprint kits and badge stickers will be given away, and a panel will judge the best overall display. Among the agencies participating in the expo are: Springdale, Sharonville, Springfield Township, Hamilton County Sheriff, Hamilton County Park Rangers, Forest Park, Montgomery and Wyoming.

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Boy honored for efforts to help friend By Kelly McBride Reddy

Glendale Village Council has honored a young resident who has reached out to help a friend who has been gravely ill, organizing a fundraiser that has given the community the opportunity to help a family offset mounting medical expenses. William Cheney was recognized with a resolution during council’s May 3 meeting for the 13-yearold’s efforts to help his friend, 10-year-old William Breidenstein, who has been struggling for nearly a year with a serious illness. William Cheney, with help from fellow Boy Scouts, organized a festival that included games, events, food, a raffle and a silent auction, raising more than $7,700. The resolution read:


Sam Frohman and Jane Klaus describe their award-winning projects during Glendale’s village council meeting. “That William Cheney, a remarkable young Glendalian whose heart has lead him down a path of compassion, makes all of us very proud to know him. “Thank you HWB for giving William Cheney this opportunity to reach out. Most importantly, thank you William Cheney for giving us yet another reason why Glendale is a unique

and splendid community to live in and raise a family. “And may this event of giving provide added strength to the recovery of young William Breidenstein. “I wanted to show that we care enough to raise money to help with his recovery,” he said of his friend’s struggle.” Mayor Joseph Hubbard presented the framed reso-

lution to William Cheney, who received a standing ovation from Council others at the meeting. “This honor is shared with William Breidenstein, who is brave and a great kid,” his friend said to council after receiving the resolution . Council also honored several other residents, and like William, all were children. Two students at St. Gabriel Consolidated School organized a birthday party, but instead of bringing wrapped gifts, Hannah Choice and Gaby Corbett asked guests to donate money to the Red Cross for efforts in Haiti. The girls raised more than $200 through the party, receiving a plaque from the Red Cross for their support of the Haiti earthquake relief fund. Also recognized were

two other students from St. Gabriel, for projects entered in the 2010 Revision Project, which was hosted by Architecture By Children. The program for kids in grades kindergarten through 12 is sponsored by the American Institute of Architects and the Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati. The students were required to select one of two building types or redesign an existing vacant building in their communities. Jane Klaus received the Master Craftsman honorable mention for her model of the Eckstein building, which she redesigned as a community center. “I think Glendale has a need for a community center,” Jane said. “Harry Whiting Brown is good, but Eckstein is bigger and has been part of the community for a very long time.”


Glendale Mayor Joseph Hubbard congratulates William Cheney, who was honored with a resolution during village council’s May meeting. The village uses the Harry Whiting Brown building on Sharon Road for community-based events. The Eckstein building is a former school that the village recently bought from Princeton City School District. It is currently vacant. Sam Frohman also received a Master Craftsman award for his vision of a science museum, which he housed in a vacant Wal Mart building.

Pittman recognized for life-saving act


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Sycamore Township Board of Trustees recognized firefighter and EMT Alan Pittman, center, for helping an unconscious man while off-duty. From left: Trustee Dick Kent, Trustee President Tom Weidman, Alan Pittman, Kim Pittman and Trustee Cliff Bishop.

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Intel conference shares ideas on latest in educational technology By Kelly McBride Reddy

As education changes with technology, top educators, government officials and business professionals gather each year to discuss what that will look like, as advances continue in the industry. Princeton High School’s principal and the founder of an innovative educational software company in

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sharing. During the ninth-annual Intel Education Visionary Conference, the group talked about what’s going on in the education industry, said Randy Wilhelm, who founded Nettrekker in Sharonville. Nettrekker produces digital technology that’s used in school districts throughout the country. “We talked about the trends taking place in that


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industry, so we can learn from each other,” he said. “Each group has a different perspective.” When Wilhelm received his invitation, he contacted the conference organizer to see if any spots on the educator side were still open. There were, and he suggested that Princeton Principal William Sprankles be asked to join. Sprankles attended with Wilhelm and dozens of corporate leaders, policy makers, lobbyists, superintendents and a just few other principals from throughout the United States. One of the presentations struck Sprankles. A representative from Yamaha used smart technology and Skype to conduct a music lesson from California. Participants could see him on the screen, in a room with a piano. That one, and another across the country in D.C., were hooked up to computers. The “teacher” was George Gershwin. As a recording of Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” played, a simulated piano keyboard appeared on the computer screen, so stu-


William Sprankles was one of just a handful of school principals to take part in a national forum on technology and education recently in Washington, D.C. dents could learn by watching and emulating the key strokes as the pianos played remotely. “He showed us how virtual learning is going to change the way we deliver learning,” Sprankles said. “We must continue to be innovative through education.” Sprankles has been using technology and popular innovation to communicate at Princeton, with text messaging to keep students and parents up to date and creating a high school Facebook page. “We are making strides,” he said. Wilhelm’s company produces digital technology that has helped students make similar strides, and he attended the conference to learn about new trends and share information. “Our company makes

products that are at the center of helping schools deliver digital content and personalize that content for every student,” Wilhelm said. Sprankles said the trip also was “an opportunity to advocate for my kids.” “I asked, ‘what about a diverse community that includes poverty?’ How do you advocate for them?” “It saddens and sickens me to hear statistics of kids dropping out of school,” Wilhelm said. “They’re not dumb, they’re just not feeling engaged. “We owe it to these kids to find ways to meet them where they are,” he said, “instead of making them come where we are.” Wilhelm said that opportunities such as the Intel conference “enable me to press forward faster, toward that transformation.”

Electric program can save residents on bill By Amanda Hopkins

Sycamore Township residents will soon have the option to save on their electric bill. The Sycamore Township Board of Trustees approved a resolution at its April 1 regular meeting that will allow Duke Energy Retail Sales to offer lower electric prices to residents. Chip Wood from Duke Energy Retail Sales said

through an electrical endorsement program, the residents can opt-in for either a fixed rate or a Weidman guaranteed discount of 18 percent off of the generation charge on the electric bill. The generation fee is usually around 65 percent of the total bill. “The customers have choices which is always a good thing,” Wood said. Wood said if the residents opt in, they will be kept informed on any Duke rate changes that may be lower than their fixed rate. A letter on behalf of both the township and Duke Energy Retail Sales will be sent to residents in the next

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Sharonville VFW Ladies Auxiliary president and Holmes Elementary School greeter Linda Osborne, center, presents the Deer Park City School District with a Patriotic Citizen Award for consistently and correctly flying the American flag at the district buildings. From left: school Superintendent Kim Gray, Osborne and school board President Donna Farrell.


May 12, 2010

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Board reaches consensus on staff cuts By Kelly McBride Reddy

Princeton’s school board has approved a memo outlining proposed cuts the district plans to make to help reach its $3 million in planned reductions. A memo of understanding between the teacher and support staff unions with the board of education was approved during the board’s April 19 meeting. It outlined proposed cuts to the district’s staff, including teachers, administrators, support staff and exempted staff. The list includes 35 teachers, 12 administrators, 14 support staff and three exempted staff. Among

them are retirements and resignations. Those cuts are necessary even though the district passed a bond levy May 4. “We’ll have to cut another $3 million if the bond levy doesn’t pass,” said Tom O’Neill, Princeton’s director of communications. Also during the meeting: • Princeton High School’s four principals received the Dream Keeper Award. “They do a phenomenal job of operating as a team,” High School Principal William Sprankles said of the grade level leaders. “They support each other through thick and thin,” he said. “They understand the power of operating as a


Princeton Middle School students illustrate the Power of the Pen, challenging school board members to an impromptu writing exercise.


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Springdale officers honored for years of service By Kelly McBride Reddy

Thirty years of service to the city of Springdale brought a standing ovation as city council passed a resolution honoring police Lt. William Fields for his dedication. He’s retiring after serving as a patrol officer, investigator, patrol supervisor, sergeant, lieutenant, investigative supervisor and finally, administrative lieutenant. Police Chief Michael Laage commended Fields for his many years of service. “Bill grew up in Springdale,” Laage said. “Our last home-grown officer.” As he outlined Fields’ career, he included several of high profile cases, includ-


Mayor Doyle Webster and members of Springdale City Council honor Capt. William Hafer, left, and Lt. William Fields. ing several homicides, an investigation of organized crime and a bank robbery, among others. During the robbery, a dye pack containing tear gas had exploded in the getaway car. When the suspect

jumped out of the car, Laage said, he spit on the ground before fleeing. “This spit was collected by investigators on the scene under the supervision of Lt. Fields,” Laage said. “It was eventually matched to


Springdale Mayor Doyle Webster congratulates Lt. William Fields. the suspect and this evidence was what convicted him.” “It was just an excellent job of good investigative work,” Laage said. Fields also is a graduate

of the Police Executive Leadership College and the FBI National Academy. “This was an officer that excelled at every level,” Laage told council. “He has also been a very good cop and a very good leader. “People will not forget you,” he said to Fields. “They will remember you and what you have done for the department.” City council also honored Capt. William Hafer, who will be retiring in several months. Hafer serves as Springdale’s assistant police chief, with responsibilities that include investigations of citizen and internal complaints. He has the longest tenure of any employee at the police department, with 36 years of service.

Laage recounted a highprofile case in which Hafer was involved. Clayton Lee Waagner was the only person ever to be on the FBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted lest and the U.S. Marshall’s Top 15 Most Wanted list. Hafer was one of three Springdale officers who arrested Waagner. Laage described other cases where Hafer was instrumental. “It’s an honor tonight to highlight his career and recognize him for his past service,” Laage said. “Our citizens should be very thankful to these two officers for the dedication and commitment, day in and day out, 24 hours a day, for the past 30-plus years.”

Art projects draw spots at national competition Lexi Midkiff, who created “Music Comes Alive,” will compete nationally.


By Kelly McBride Reddy

A Princeton middle school art project has taken flight for Lexi Midkiff, and her artistic interpretation for a contest through a local art studio has earned her a spot in a national competition. Midkiff, a Glendale resident, Wyoming student

Tristan Wayne and several other young artists have won regional awards in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Midkiff and Wayne will travel to New York for the national competition. Titled “Music Comes Alive,” Midkiff had wrapped a full-sized guitar in sheet music, then created origami cranes out of the same paper. She affixed the cranes to the guitar as if they were arising from the instrument and taking flight. “I thought of the cranes coming out of it because that’s how I see music,” the piano and guitar player said. Midkiff won a national gold medal, Regional Gold Key and regional honorable mention. She completed the project at Schain Studios in Glendale, where she takes classes. Merlene Schain, the owner and instructor who also teaches at the University of Cincinnati, entered Midkiff’s work in the con-


Tristan Wayne won a regional award for another art project using a book as the medium. test, along with several other student projects. Eleven students were entered in categories such as painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, design, film and animation,

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and senior portfolio. Every student won an award in the competition that brought more than 165,000 works of art and writing. Wayne’s project, in the mixed media category, was titled “Facebook.” He took a book and transformed it into a work of art. The Wyoming High School freshman earned the National American Vision Award, Regional American Vision Award and a Regional Gold Key. Schain said Wayne had asked her if he could use a certain book, which contained pictures of faces. Though it was her only copy, and she didn’t want to part with it, she let him use it – with one condition. “I told him, ‘I’m going to give it to you, but you’d better make something good,” Schain said. “And he did.” The goal was to render the book unreadable. It had to be transformed into art, but not decorated. Wayne cut out some of the faces, and drew others, attaching them so they were rising out of the book. Schain said her students work hard during class time. “It’s not social time,” she said. “They’re passionate about what they do. It doesn’t matter if they’re in grade school or at U.C. “They learn to think outside the box at an early age,” she said of her approach, which teaches alternative ways of making art. She encourages her students to be creative, but their showing in the contest “blew me away.”


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Students in Tanesha Brooks’ first-grade class, from left: Jabari Pointer, Mya Bennett and Justin Matthews make a presentation during Springdale Elementary's celebration of Arbor Day.

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Students in Lorre Kaiser’s class read “Let’s Plant A Tree” by Aileen Fisher during the Arbor Day celebration at Springdale Elementary.


Springdale Mayor Doyle Webster helps smooth mulch around the newly planted tree at Springdale Elementary during a celebration of Arbor Day.

Students at Springdale Elementary, along with city officials, celebrated Arbor Day by planting a tree behind the school in a celebration that included performance and festive wear. Students drew pictures of trees on hats they wore to the ceremony of posters, poems and songs for the holiday. Mayor Doyle Webster and Assistant City Administrator Jerry Thamann, along with Councilman Bob Diehl, attended the presentation in which the mayor helped put the finishing touches on a newly planted tree. “We’re very proud of our community,” Springdale Principal Kelly Wilhelm said. “It cares so much about our environment.”


Students in Julie Clements’ class, from left, Ke’Von Brewster, Nathan Calvert, Ciara Evans and Asia Scott made hats decorated with drawings of trees for the celebration.


Regan Winters, sitting next to the newly planted tree, listens to the presentations at Springdale Elementary.

Students honored at Valley Forge banquet The Greater Cincinnati Chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge held its annual recognition banquet at Clovernook Country Club March 21 honoring 17 high school juniors who attended the “Spirit of America” conference at the Foundation headquarters in Valley Forge, Penn. The students were escorted by Mustafaa Yisrael, history teacher at Western Hills High School. The students created a video report for their parents and the chapter attendees to illustrate their activities and the highlights of their trip. The conference is a unique program for high school students offering a rare opportunity for par-

Students attending the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge were: Holly Bottenhorn of Wyoming High School; Kathleen Bosse of Deer Park High School; Bradley DePaoli of Elder High School; Anna Deutsch of Lakota East High School; Marcus Hollingsworth of Western Hills High School; Balpreet Kaur of Lakota West High School; Maggie Ledbetter of Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy; Hannah Leeper of Loveland High School; Shonae Mason of Winton Woods High School; Kyle McQuinn of Dayton Christian High School; Luke Moore of Elder High School; Stacy Purcell of Mariemont High School; Lucas Hall of Lakota East High School; Emmie Stehling of Mariemont High School; Yuvaraj Seth of Indian Hill High School; Sean Spurlock of Miami Valley Christian Academy; and Shellera Tarter of Lakota West High School. The chaperon was Mustaffa Yisrael, history teacher on faculty at Western Hills High School.

ticipation in a four-day residential program. The focus is on the discussion of current issues facing the United States from a historical and global perspective. The discussions also relate to questions of constitutional law and government. Applications were received from 25 students, representing 16 high schools in the Greater Cincinnati area. Students were asked to submit an essay on the subject of, “What Freedom Means to Me.” The finalists were selected based on the ratings of their essays. Featured speaker at this year’s event was Don Roeper representing the Patriot Guard Riders motorcycle funeral honor guard.


SCHOOLS NOTES Volunteer luncheon

Heritage Hill Elementary will hold a volunteer luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 20. All volunteers who have helped the school during the 2009-2010 school year are welcomed to attend. RSVP by May 13 to Jenny Price at

Olympic Day

St. Michael School in Sharonville will hold Olympic Day all day Friday, May 14. The entire student body participates in this annual field day event. The morning activities will take place on the school grounds; the afternoon activities at Gower Park. For more information, call St. Michael at 554-3555.

Essay contest

The Women’s Network Ministry is sponsoring an essay contest for students in grades K5 at Lincoln Heights Elementary. First prize is a computer with software, second prize is $100 and the third prize is $50. All entries are due by June 1. For more information, call the school at 864-2400.

Relay for Life fundraiser

The Princeton High School Key Club is selling Enjoy the City coupon books for $20. All proceeds go to Relay for Life – American Cancer Society. The book contains more than $3,700 in savings with 79 participating merchants from Greater Cincinnati. Contact Dana Zinnecker at to purchase a book.


Matthew K. Chan and Pamela Yau have each been awarded a National Merit Scholarship worth $2,500. Both attend Wyoming High School. Seven Hills School student Sara F. Schonfeld has also won a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship. She is from Springdale.



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This week in track and field

• Princeton boys placed ninth in the DeHart Hubbard Invitational, May 1. Wyoming boys placed 10th. • Princeton girls placed sixth in the DeHart Hubbard Invitational, May 1. Wyoming placed 11th. Princeton’s Claudia Saunders won the pole vault at 9 feet, 6 inches. • Princeton boys placed seventh in the Kings Invitational, May 5. Princeton’s Azariah Heard won the 100 meter dash in 11.08. • Princeton girls placed sixth in the Kings Invitational, May 5. Princeton’s Jada Grant won the 100 meter hurdles in 15.40; Jocelyn Spells won the 200 dash in 25.72; Princeton won the 1600 meter relay in 3:58.72. • Wyoming boys placed 10th in the McKee invitational, May 6. • Wyoming girls placed seventh in the McKee Invitational, May 6. Wyoming’s Cynthia Reinecke won the long jump at 15 feet, 9.75 inches, and Wyoming won the 4x800 meter relay in 10:28.14.

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This week in baseball

• Wyoming beat Western Hills 14-1 in five innings, May 3. Wyoming’s Gabby Potvin pitched nine strikeouts, and Bailey DeBlasis was 2-2 and scored two runs. • Mason beat Princeton 70, May 3. • Wyoming beat Taylor 52, May 4. Wyoming’s Gabby Potvin was the winning pitcher, and Lillian Krekeler was 34, scored a run, had an RBI and hit a triple. • Princeton beat Middletown 3-2, May 5. Princeton’s winning pitcher was Emma Ficke, and Emily Roper was 2-3 and hit a triple. • Reading beat Wyoming 2-0, May 5. • Oak Hills beat Princeton 9-2, May 6. Princeton’s Marisa Ullman hit a triple.

This week in lacrosse

• Indian Hill girls beat Wyoming 16-4, May 3. Wyoming’s Laura Cress scored two goals and Mary Jane Fischer and Mary Tess Irvine scored one goal each.

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The Wyoming High School tennis team fell to Indian Hill 4-1.

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This week in boys’ volleyball

• Princeton beat Lakota West 7-4, May 3. Princeton’s winning pitcher was Spencer Ware, and Danny Roper was 2-4 and had an RBI. • Wyoming beat Landmark Christian 19-12, May 4. Wyoming’s Ryan Bundy was the winning pitcher, and was 3-5, hit two doubles, scored a homerun and had five RBI. • Wyoming beat Taylor 84, May 4. Wyoming’s Michael Becker pitched seven strikeouts, and Evan Aleshire was 3-4 and hit two doubles. • Reading beat Wyoming 7-3, May 5. Wyoming’s Max Kadish scored a homerun and had two RBI. • Lakota West beat Princeton 24-0 in five innings, May 5. • Milford beat Princeton 13-8, May 6. Princeton’s Bryan Shelby was 2-3, hit a double and had three RBI.



Herbert Sherrod of Wyoming smacks a return shot during his match with Indian Hill’s Adam Palmer.

The Wyoming High School tennis team fell to Indian Hill 4-1 Thursday, May 6, which means the Cowboys have to settle for second place in the Cincinnati Hills League. They will have a chance to avenge the loss though, as Wyoming plays Indian Hill in the state team tournament May 12. “The match against Indian Hill was a fight to the end; it was awesome,” Wyoming head tennis coach Ted Plattenburg said. “Close matches are where kids learn a lot about themselves and even if you lose, you come away with some great experience.” Plattenburg said Indian Hill was the better team that day, but it was close. Three matches went to three sets. “The boys have worked very hard this year and this is the one they wanted, but it’s not the end of the world. I told them before the match I was proud of them for the work they’ve done this year. To be in contention for the league title again in a rebuilding year is awesome. They left it all on the court that day and that’s all you can ask,” he said. Plattenburg said the team will dust itself off and get ready to go after the Braves again May 12 in the state team tournament.


Wyoming’s Mason Bourbon uses his forehand shot during a May 6 match with Indian Hill’s Alex Cepela. “We look forward to it,” he said. Junior Mason Bourbon has led the way for the Cowboys this season, and Plattenburg said he’s enjoyed watching the standout grow up as a player of the past few years. “He has been outstanding. His only loss is to the kid that won the state title in Division II last year, and he’s beating kids he hasn’t beaten before. He’s having an awesome season,” Plattenburg said. While he usually provides the Cowboys with one point, you need three to win and the two doubles teams for Wyoming have been very solid this season. “We work hard on doubles and we’re proud of that. We have six guys we work into four spots, and they all know what to do. It’s a very

different game from singles,” Plattenburg said. “There’s a lot of moving parts but these guys have mastered that.” Senior Jason Diamond, Matt Sumner, Adam Tucker, Alex Mangas, Trevor Hackett and Harrison Belew plays doubles for the Cowboys. “They all work hard so credit goes to all of those guys,” Plattenburg said. The two doubles teams and Bourbon gave Wyoming points in a big 32 win over Chaminade Julienne in the state team tournament. “We were down 2-0 and those guys just pulled through,” Plattenburg said. “We later found out they were 13-1 this season so that was a big win for us. You’re just proud of your boys when they are fighting like that.” Plattenburg said he’s seen a lot of growth this season, which has him optimistic for the next few years as well. “Guys know they will be back, so they are working hard on their games, and win or lose, we know we’ll have a nice platform to build off of for next season,” he said.

Moeller baseball rolls through GCL By Mark Chalifoux

Moeller High School started the baseball season with a team that, on paper, is even more talented than the 2009 state champion Crusaders. And the 2010 Crusaders have lived up to their promise, running the table in the Greater Catholic League and cruising to a 22-1 record through May 5. “I never thought we’d have only one loss at this point – not with the schedule we play,” head coach Tim Held said. “You just never think you can go through the GCL undefeated because it’s such a tough league.” Moeller secured the perfect conference record in a 4-3 win over Elder May 3. They won in the bottom of the seventh on a walk-off double by Max Belza (Loveland). “In the last 10 days, he


Moeller pitcher Robby Sunderman of Sharonville throws a pitch during Moeller’s 7-0 win over Highlands April 17. has hits in something like 10 of his last 12 at bats. He’s hitting the ball like crazy,” Held said. “We’re also getting great starting pitching and our depth has been even better than expected.” Moeller has had a number of different players step up recently, including junior Jake Madsen (Blue Ash). Madsen is hitting .515 and senior Alex Barlow, coming off a successful basketball

season, is hitting a teambest .537 and leads the team in RBI with 28. “He’s made a tremendous impact in playing shortstop when Robby Sunderman pitches and playing third when he’s not, and he’s made some unbelievable defensive plays and has been incredible at the plate,” Held said of Barlow. Catcher Corey Smith (Mariemont) is another player Held praised, saying

he’s been “tremendous behind the plate” and has kept the opposition’s running game in check. On the mound, Sunderman (Sharonville) is producing at a high level, just like he was last year. He has a team-best 6-0 with a 1.30 ERA. David Whitehead (50, 0.50 ERA) has been picking up the innings that Brett Cisper handled last year and junior Eric Stiene (Loveland) has also thrown a lot of innings. Junior Kevin Brennan and Andrew Stiene (Loveland) out of the bullpen have helped close the door on opponents at the end of games. “The team plays with confidence. They know they have great players at every position and good pitching and they think they will win every game they are in,” Held said. “With what we did last year, expectations are just as high this year but once you get into the tour-

nament, it’s just trying to survive one game at a time.” Held said the team likes its draw for the tournament and that the Crusaders don’t spend much time worrying about rankings (one publication has the Crusaders ranked No. 7 in the country). “We just try to have fun with that. A lot of it comes from the success from past players to give us that name recognition and we’re just happy to have a good season and keep the Moeller name out there,” Held said. He did say he’d like to see the defense tighten up a bit before the tournament starts. “We can get a little lax and throw the ball around and that lets the other team think they can play with us, and I don’t like that,” he said. “If we can tighten up our defense, we’ll be a real tough team to beat.”

Baseball, softball launch into sectionals The postseason has begun for varsity baseball and softball teams across Ohio with a number of sectional tournament games scheduled on the diamond this week. Both the softball and baseball tournaments culminate with state championships for Division I-IV teams from June 3-5 following sectionals, districts and regionals. One champion from each division in each of Ohio’s four regions will advance to the state championships in softball and baseball. Here’s a look at the schedule for the local teams:

Softball, sectionals Division I

No. 21 Princeton (2-20) opened with a first-round game against No. 17 Western Brown (6-12) after Community Press deadlines Monday, May

10. If victorious, Princeton travels to face No. 2 Glen Este (19-4) at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, in the sectional semi-finals. If victorious, Princeton advances to the Division I sectional finals at 5 p.m. Monday, May 17, at Mason High School. No. 4 Mount Notre Dame (16-5) opens with a second-round home game against the winner of No. 8 McAuley (15-4) vs. No. 22 Winton Woods (2-14) at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 12. If victorious, MND advances to the Division I sectional finals at 5 p.m. Monday, May 17, at Kings High School. No. 12 Ursuline (9-7) opens with a second-round game at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, against the winner of No. 10 Loveland (15-8) vs. No. 15 Sycamore (4-15). The team with the higher seed will host in the second round. If victorious, Ursuline advances to the Division I sectional

finals at 5 p.m. Monday, May 17, at Lakota West Freshman School.

Division II

No. 5 Wyoming (12-7) played No. 7 Amelia (10-7) on Tuesday, May 11, after Community Press deadlines. If victorious, Wyoming advances to play May 13 v. the winner of No. 12 Taylor (5-10) vs. No. 3 Talawanda (12-7). The winner of that game plays May 18 in the sectional final at Deer Park.

Division III

No. 6 Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (9-6) opened with a firstround home game against No. 7 Fayetteville (7-13) after Community Press deadline Monday, May 10. If victorious, CHCA travels to face No. 5 Deer Park (12-7) at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, in the sectional

semi-finals. If victorious, CHCA advances to the Division III sectional finals at 5 p.m. Monday, May 17, at Batavia High School.

Baseball, sectionals Division I

No. 1 Moeller (20-1) plays No. 33 Hughes (3-12) at home on Thursday, May 13. If victorious, the Crusaders advance to play in the sectional finals on Thursday, May 20, against the winner of the Mt. Healthy vs. Winton Woods/Lakota West game. No. 22 Princeton (8-12) opened with a first-round game against No. 18 Kings after Community Press deadline Tuesday, May 11. If victorious, Princeton travels to face No. 4 La Salle at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 13, in the sectional semi-finals. If victorious, Princeton advances to the Divi-

sion I sectional finals at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 20, at Mason High School.

Division II

No. 2 Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (16-3) opens with a second-round game against the winner of No. 7 Clark Montessori (6-9) vs. No. 8 Deer Park (2-19) at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 12. If victorious, CHCA advances to the Division III sectional finals at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, at Batavia High School. No. 7 Wyoming (10-12) played No. 6 Finneytown (12-7) after Community Press deadlines on Tuesday, May 11. If victorious, Wyoming would advance to play at No. 2 New Richmond (13-5) on Thursday, May 13.

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Back and forth

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The Wyoming High School baseball team secured a 19-12 victory over Landmark, May 3. Ryan Bundy got the win for the Cowboys and went 3-5 at the plate with two doubles and a home run, while knocking in five.




Wyoming High School sophomore Laura Cress prepares to shoot during Wyoming’s game against Springboro. Cress had four goals for the game.

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Answering call for telecommunications protection

The most significant change to the telecommunications field in our state has passed the Ohio House. House Bill 276 will remove archaic rules and regulations, protect consumers, create jobs and provide a level playing field for the many different participants in the telecommunications industry. Telephone service has long been deemed a necessity by government and individuals alike. Having a telephone is our connection to the world. We need it to call for help, visit with family and friends, and connect with job opportunities. Phones have changed at a remarkably fast pace over the last decade. More and more people rely on their cell phones. Cell and home phones do much more than

place calls. We can bundle, talk over the Internet, send photos and put people on hold. New uses for phones are developed almost daily. State Rep. In this Connie dynamic landPillich scape, H.B. 276 brings our old Community telephone rules Press guest and regulations columnist into the 21st century. H.B. 276 provides a truly competitive marketplace for telecommunications. Our current industry has been operating under archaic and obsolete laws that hindered competition.

By removing some and updating others, we make it more attractive for these companies to work in Ohio. We also expanded consumer protections. We provided for automatic credits for unrestored service, maximum deposits, tight reconnection times and extended payment due dates to a minimum of 14 days. The Warm Line, a safety measure, retains 911 access for 14 days after regular service is disconnected for nonpayment. For the poor, the Life Line service is still available and prohibits any rate increase through the end of 2011. It also requires future Life Line rate increases to be reviewed by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.

Is wind power a viable solution to our dependence on oil? Why or why not? “That is a very difficult for the average person to answer, because it would require a lot of very specialized knowledge and statistics. “However, having made that disclaimer, I would say that I have noticed a number of wind farms in operation, and one huge windmill is even visible from I-275 heading northeast near the Milford exit. “Someone thinks they are practical, or they wouldn’t be using them. “I suspect that if we built and employed a large number of them, it would make a difference in our oil consumption. “But I also suspect that there are people who would be upset with the appearance of these devices, and would object. As for me, I say ‘Why not?’” B.B. “I think wind power is something to be considered as a way to reduce slightly our dependence on oil. However, in most locations wind is not suitable as the only source of power – it simply fills in the gaps left by other power sources. “In countries that use wind power it ties into the electric power system and has been heavily subsidized by the government.” K.S.

Next questions Were you surprised by Tea Party founder Mike Wilson’s victory in the Republican primary for 28th House District? Why do you think he won?

A team effort

I and my family would like to personally thank the teachers and staff of Sharonville Elementary for their efforts on the successful Princeton bond levy. These men and women

What are your memories of your high school prom? 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. to conservation. There is a partnership between the state and the utilities. This should be the focus nationally.” J.Z. “Yes, wind is a viable solution to our dependence on oil, but not by itself. “Wind along with solar, the harnessing of coastline waves and tides, biofuels, new non-polluting clean coal technology (the U.S.A. is the Saudi Arabia of coal) and a new generation of nuclear power would create a mix of cleaner, sustainable and home gown energy completely eliminating our dependence on oil.” R.O.S. “Absolutely! We should immediately set up a battery of windmills just outside of each of our statehouses and Congress. The volume of hot air generated should make us energy independent in no time.” T.H.

“No! Let’s see: People like the Kennedys say wind power is great, they just don’t want the ugly turbines anywhere near their ‘compounds,’ loud, does more than minor damage to migrating birds, storage of the produced energy is still a big issue, wind not that ‘abundant’ everywhere and how do I pump that wind power into my SUV?” L.D.

“This is a very broad question regarding oil usage versus electrical power. More in likely not. This nation consumes more oil and oil products than anyone else. “If you start building wind generated-turbines to produce electricity it would take an awfully lot of wind turbines, electric storage facilities and wiring costs would be prohibitive.” O.H.R.

“Wind power is just one source to decrease the energy dollars from going out of the country. It might supply, eventually, a single digit percentage of the total. “All is important, but the quickest and surest way of reducing energy costs (to both dollars and environment) is conservation. California has grown tremendously since the mid-70s but energy use never grew. “This was almost entirely due

“Wind power is only a small part of reducing our dependence on oil. It is limited to certain geographic areas and it only generates electricity which can provide little help for powering trucks, trains, buses, airplanes and ships.” R.V.

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VOICES FROM THE WEB Railing against the line Vistors to Sharonville posted these comments to a story about the city’s plans to be included in a passengr rail line from Cincinnati to Cleveland: “Eight station stops have been identified: two in Cleveland, one in Columbus, one in Springfield, two in Dayton, one in Sharonville and one located north of Lunken Airport” “They better put it downtown, if not it will be a total waste.” mrzwee “’As gas climbs to $8 a gallon, I’ll bet you’ll look to see if you can buy that ticket,’ said Mandy Kisling Bishop, deputy director of Transportation System Development at ODOT. “A DOT employee said this? When is gas going to $8/gallon? It seems to me by that time the cars we’ll be driving will be so fuel efficient that 8 bucks a gallon won’t be a big deal. For the train to be successful they need to price either like airlines or more efficiently so they have full trains. For about 40 bucks each way to from Cincy-Cleveland is too expensive. I can drive up and back myself to Cleveland on $80 in gas and not have to deal with getting to and from the train station. “They Aldo need to set up stronger regional public transport that can get you where you need to go when you arrive at your location. That’s a huge reason why the train transit system works so well in Europe.” nelsonvest “What happened to the proposed Bond Hill stop the city was talking about last week? And why would there be two stops in Dayton when there is only one in Columbus? “If gas goes to $8/gallon, our whole economy will collapse even more than now. Getting to Dayton, Columbus or

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You can comment on stories by visiting and choosing your community’s home page: Cleveland will be the least of our worries. Finding enough feed for our donkeys will take precedent.” SeawayPlayboy “I would hope that if gas gets to $8 a gallon that cars will not be running on gas. The Museum Center (old train station on Ezzard Charles) can be brought up to snuff by the time this train is ready to go. Will parking be free at these train stops. Or will it be like the airport and $5-$10 per day. Then rent a car or take a cab. Great convenience but not necssarily cheaper. Could be great fun for a Browns/Bengals game or OSU game. Go figure!” tina_delgato “Government threats and foreshadowing, gas at 8 bucks a gallon. In order for we the public to use their Euro dream trains the world has to collapse. Here’s the problem – 8 dollar a gallon gas and your cherished Xanadu ANWAR is history and any other place you covet. Oil is going nowhere it will be the fuel of freedom as long as we need it to be (Seek and ye shall find). The next fuel of freedom will be cheaper more abundant provide more power and we as forward looking and demanding public will naturally want it not force fed by liberal do goods.” jeffersonlives “I have said forever,that we need a ‘high speed’ rail service. If Disney World can have a monorail system, why can’t we also? The state of Ohio already has all the interstate systems in place. Talk about creating jobs,and also beating the high

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infrastructure and provides the incentive to retain and create high-tech jobs for the future. And, it retains and expands important consumer protections. After seven committee hearings, numerous one-on-one stakeholder discussions, and countless hours of study over six months, the densely worded 136page bill was finally passed by the Ohio House. I was pleased to be an original co-sponsor and give it my yes vote. It is now being considered by the Ohio Senate. State Rep. Connie Pillich represents Ohio’s 28th House District in the Ohio House of Representatives. Contact her by phone at 614-466-8120, toll free 1800-282-0253 or by email to


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cost of oil. These foreign countries has bled us to death, and it’s time we turned our back on them forever. Wake up America!” Tristate “That’s what Florida is doing, running high speed in the intrstate median. “It;s a great idea, but Ohio is balking at the $3 million to run the system for the next four years, how will it react to the billions it would take to run it up I-75? I agree it’d be awesome, but we don’t even have stations in our big cities yet. At least this will build the stations for the future.” bacillus “‘Expected to create 255 jobs over two years’ for $400 million. Roughly $1.5 million per job. How many permanent jobs could small business provide for $1.5 million dollars?” Rock77 “Trying hard to think of a reason to visit Sharonville ... trying harder ... harder ... nope, nothing.” loveland-larry “1. Sharonville Public Library – One of the nicest locations in Hamilton County. Great staff, terrific library. “2. Sharonville Rec Center – Two relatively new, full court (wood floor) gyms with indoor track, dance/martial arts studio, workout facilities, and brand new pool with multiple slides and attractions. “3. Sharon Woods – 775 acres of woods, soccer field, boathouse/lake, gold course, play sets, hiking, picnic areas, walking trails. “4. SportsPlus – Two ice hockey, one roller hockey rinks, six basketball courts, play area, sports bar. “5. Already Cafe and Blue Goose, to name just two ... “Not from there, but like the communities ... and it is rather dubious that someone from Loveland should be throwing stones in that glass house ...” Switch-the-Field



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Four Loveland High School students are finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program contest. They are, from left: Sarah Mosby of Miami Township, Maria Stamatakos of Loveland, Sean Hadley of Miami Township and Amanda Shelton of Miami Township.

Four Loveland High students National Merit finalists Four Loveland High School seniors have been named finalists in the 2010 National Merit Scholarship Program competition. They are: • Sean Hadley, 18, of Miami Township. His parents are John and Martha Hadley. • Sarah Mosby, 17, of Miami Township. Her parents are Chris and Ann Mosby. • Amanda Shelton, 18, of Miami Township. Her parents are Monty and Kim Shelton. • Maria Stamatakos, 17, of Loveland. Her parents are George and Eva Stamatakos. The finalists are among some 15,000 high school students nationally to reach the ranking out of 1.5 million students who entered this year’s contest. The competition was established in 1955. Entrants are whittled down to finalists based on

test scores, their academic records, participation in school activities, demonstrated leadership, recommendations by school officials and the finalists’ own essays. About 8,200 of the finalists will win one of three kinds of scholarship: National Merit scholarships of $2,500, college-sponsored scholarships or corporate-sponsored scholarships. Loveland High School Principal Molly Moorhead said school officials are proud of their National Merit finalists. “We appreciate the hard work and effort they have put forth to achieve this sign i f i c a n t accomplishment and wish them well in the future,” Moorhead said. “We’re sure they will be successful at whatever dream they each choose to pursue.” Reported by Jeanne Houck


Mayerson JCC is hosting a Day Trip to Columbus Zoo from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 13, from Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Amberley Village. Visit to the Columbus Zoo, headquarters for Jack Hanna and home to over 5,000 animals. The event includes transportation. It is open to ages 60 and up. The cost is $35. Call 761-7500.

selection of wine, beer, gourmet food and cheese. The cost is $3 for four tastes. Call 984-9463 or visit

Walk to wellness

The HealthCare Connection is hosting the “5K Walk to Wellness and Spring into Health Fair” from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 15, at Glenwood Gardens, 10623 Springfield Pike, Woodlawn. Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. Refreshments are served following walk. The Health Fair includes vendors and participants offering screenings and information to walkers from 8:45 a.m. to noon. The cost is $35 family; $25. Registration is available online. Call 4833081 or visit

Ice cream social

Wine, food fest

The Wine Store is hostinga a Spring Wine and Food Fest from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at The Wine Store, 9905 Montgomery Road, Montgomery. There are two sessions: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event includes a

Deer Park High School is hosting an Ice Cream Social from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, at Deer Park High School, 8351 Plainfield Road, Deer Park. Music is by Amity and Deer Park High and Junior High bands and choirs. Hot dogs, brats, metts and drinks are available. The rain date is May 21. The event is free. Call 891-0010.

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Briana and Robin Barnett in Briana’s pink and green bedroom, which she constantly redesigns. They hold some of Briana’s creations, including a purse, blouse and her daddy and daughter dance dress. On the bed is a skirt she made.


Home is where the heart – and mind – is She takes private sewing les“I must send Gail Grasons, and makes wonderful ham a thank you note.” clothes. This was uttered by a 13This year, Briana is thinking year-old young lady who of joining a summer camp to couldn’t be more poised if teach sewing to girls 7- to 10she had attended finishing years old in her home. A skillschool. Actually, Robin and ful and creative seamstress, Doug Barnett have hit the she made the dress she wore trifecta with Briana Anise Evelyn when her father escorted her to Barnett, who is just as lovePerkins the Daddy and Daughter Dance ly as her name, highly intelligent and very talented. Community in February. A soccer player for years from the age of 5, she Hmmm ... wonder what you Press six played again last year at Landcall it when their 11-yearcolumnist mark. old son, Douglas Jr. is also You can’t earn a 3.7 grade smart, talented and handsome. I suppose you just say they’ve point average without working hard. At the Providence Extension Program hit the jackpot. Gail referred me to the Barnetts in Mason, Briana studies Bible, combecause she is so impressed with Bri- position and literature, world history, ana, and has every right to be. Briana earth and space science, and debate. is being homeschooled. I thought that World history is her favorite subject meant she and her mother sat in their because she enjoys learning about difGlendale home everyday and pored ferent religions, and how they evolved over lessons. Nothing could be further over the centuries. Briana likes speaking in front of from the truth; there are lots of extracurricular activities. The family is others whether she takes the pro or out participating in some activity the con side of debates. Her teacher almost daily. Even Robin has to attend assigns the subject matter that she spends a week or two researching. She classes. Briana has taken piano lessons for receives math instruction at the math four years and loves classical music. teacher’s home with other students. She’s studied drama and dance, per- Briana takes the SAT tests at a church, formed in “Fiddler On The Roof” with and her score counts the same with the Homeschool Extension Learning the state as any public or parochial Program and played one of the student’s. Robin researched homeschooling orphans in a production of “Annie.”

and made a decision that she has not regretted. She feels the Lord led her to home school the children. Both had been in private schools that did not fit the moral standards Doug and Robin have for their children. Except for the news, the family doesn’t watch much television through the week, although by the time you read this, they will probably have watched “American Idol” together. Douglas is very outgoing and ebullient. Although doing very well with home schooling, he has passed the exam to attend Walnut Hills in a higher grade than other children his age. Mother and daughter are charter members of the mutual admiration society. They have their own date nights where they paint their nails, talk or go out together. Robin says her daughter is, “wonderful, willing to heed advice.” Her teacher says she is sweet, understanding, supportive, and gets all her work done on time. I wish you could see the love in Robin’s eyes when she speaks about Briana. I predict you will hear more good things about this special teen in the future. Evelyn Perkins writes a regular column about people and events in the Tri-County Press area. Send items for her column to 10127 Chester Road, Woodlawn, 45215, or call her directly at 772-7379.

Glenwood Gardens hosts walk, health fair Take a step for health at the 5K Walk to Wellness & Spring Into Health Fair event at Glenwood Gardens from 8:45 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 15. This walk supports healthy diet and exercise as well as the mission to provide quality health care to those who are uninsured or underinsured. The Hamilton County Park District joins The HealthCare Connection

and presenting sponsors Hospice of Cincinnati and TriHealth for this 5th annual walk in the park. Walkers will enjoy a 3.1mile spring morning stroll through Glenwood Gardens’ beautiful wetlands, prairies and meadows or can take a shorter loop if preferred. Liz Bonis of Local 12 will join The HealthCare Connection as this year’s honorary walk chair and will sound the

official walk start at 10 a.m. and Lincoln Ware of WDBZ The Buzz will be returning as the event “Walkmaster.” Bagels, bananas and drinks will be available for walkers thanks to McDonald’s and the Woodlawn Kroger. The health fair vendors will include University Hospital, Buckeye Community Health Plan, the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, the

Center for Closing the Health Gap, among others. Glenwood Gardens is at 10397 Springfield Pike in Woodlawn. Walk day registration is $25 per person. For information on sponsorships, vendors or walk registrations, contact Megan Wright with the HealthCare Connection at


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ART EXHIBITS A Mixed Media Menagerie, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Global Lead Art Gallery, 11260 Chester Road. Suite 400, Artists include Kymberly Henson, Marylou Nicodemus, Pauline Dickerson, Yvette LaFollette Mazza, Nancy Hopkins, Martha Newfield, Susan Mahan and Teresa Nieberding. Exhibit continues through May. 366-8344. Sharonville. CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

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


Soil Fertility Testing Kits, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District, 22 Triangle Park Drive. Pick up a kit to test the soil in your yard or garden. Test results instruct landowner on exactly how much fertilizer to apply for optimum plant growth. Often this information saves money and can reduce the amount of fertilizer applied. Price increases to $12 after June 15. $10. 772-7645; Springdale.


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


David Brenner, 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Performance by one of Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest StandUps of All Time. VIP includes includes preshow meet and greet with David Brenner. Family friendly. $250 VIP, $40. Tickets available online. 2216728; Brenner Amberley Village.


College Financial Planning Workshop, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Winton Woods High School, 1231 W. Kemper Road. Library. Workshop about financial planning for college for parents of all freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Topics include: impact of planning for future college expenses, strategies to lower out of pocket expenses and maximize eligibility for aid, FAFSA and all other forms, private schools, negotiating and more. Free. Registration required, available online. Presented by Connexus. 753-1290; Forest Park. F R I D A Y, M A Y 1 4


A Mixed Media Menagerie, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Global Lead Art Gallery, 366-8344. Sharonville. Faculty Show, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The Art Institute of Ohio - Cincinnati, Free. 833-2400. Symmes Township.


Employing Workshops as a Marketing Tool, 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road. Learn how you can access this untapped wealth of greater profits. Benefits Shriners Hospitals for Children. Ages 21 and up. $99. Registration required. Presented by The Business Institute for Growth. 702-9370; Blue Ash.


Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 792-4000; Blue Ash.


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


Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400; Indian Hill.


Wine, Beer and Food Festival, 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Glendale Village Square. Greenville Avenue and Village Square. More than 70 booths offering food, craft beer tastings and wine. World of Wine tour events, Brew Fest tents, music, entertainment and prizes. Free. Presented by Glendale Chamber of Commerce. 877-825-6402; Glendale.


Heritage Village Museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Heritage Village Museum, $5, $3 ages 5-11, free ages 4 and under and members. 5639484; Sharonville.


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


Jon Aiken, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Iron Horse Inn, 40 Village Square. Free. Reservations recommended. 772-3333; Glendale.


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


Tommy Johnagin, 8 p.m. $12. Ages 18 and up. Go Bananas, Reservations required. 9849288; Montgomery.


Indoor Yard Sale, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road. Benefits Blue Ash Presbyterian Church. Through May 15. 791-1153. Blue Ash. S A T U R D A Y, M A Y 1 5


A Laughter Yoga Experience, 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road. Combines laughter exercises and yoga breathing to give health benefits of hearty laughter. $10. Registration required. 985-6732; Montgomery. Yoga Class for Men, 8 a.m.-9 a.m. Evendale Village Recreation Center, 10500 Reading Road. Activity Room. Learn and practice techniques with Roger Null. Book available for purchase. $70, $12 one-day drop-in. Registration required. 755-0963. Evendale.


Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400; Indian Hill.


Macy’s and Clinton Kelly Make Over America Fashion Show, 2 p.m. Kenwood Towne Centre, 7875 Montgomery Road. Macy’s Mens Department. With Clinton Kelly of TLC’s “What Not to Wear.” Show features 12 local women who Kelly transformed with complete head-to-toe makeovers. Makeover and shopping spree giveaway available: 7450205. Kenwood.

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Wine, Beer and Food Festival, noon-8 p.m. Glendale Village Square. Free. 877-8256402; Glendale.


Heritage Village Museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Heritage Village Museum, $5, $3 ages 5-11, free ages 4 and under and members. 5639484; Sharonville.


Live Music Saturday, 7:30 p.m. deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road. Variety of groups perform. 247-9933; Montgomery. PROVIDED.


Sonny’s Solo Blues, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Guitar Lovers, 7342 Kenwood Road. 793-1456; Sycamore Township.


Jazz on the Lawn, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Princeton High School Band performs. St. Simon of Cyrene Episcopal Church, 810 Matthews Drive. Bring seating. Free. 771-4828. Lincoln Heights.


Stoopid Roosters, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Iron Horse Inn, 40 Village Square. Free. 772-3333; Glendale.


Tommy Johnagin, 8 p.m. $12. Ages 21 and up. Go Bananas, Reservations required. 9849288; Montgomery.


5K Walk to Wellness and Spring into Health Fair, 10 a.m.-noon, Glenwood Gardens, 10623 Springfield Pike. Registration begins 8:45 a.m. Refreshments served following walk. Health Fair includes vendors and participants offering screenings and information to walkers 8:45 a.m.-noon. $35 family; $25, $20 advance by May 1. Registration available online. Presented by The HealthCare Connection. 483-3081; Woodlawn.


What Men Need To Know About Divorce, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Merrill Lynch, 5151 Pfeiffer Road. Suite 100, Critical, unbiased information about complexities and options of divorce. Participants can discuss issues with divorce lawyer, financial advisor and family therapist. Ages 21 and up. Free. Reservations appreciated, not required. 5793657. Blue Ash.


Bill Goodman’s Gun and Knife Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road. $7, $1 ages 12 and under. 502-538-3900; Sharonville. Law Enforcement Expo, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. TriCounty Mall, 11700 Princeton Road. More than 10 agencies will showcase equipment and discuss their jobs. Information on home and personal safety, ID theft, driving, child fingerprinting kits, giveaways and more. Free. Presented by Springdale Police Department. Through May 16. 346-5760; Springdale.

The HealthCare Connection is hosting the “5K Walk to Wellness and Spring into Health Fair” from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 15, at Glenwood Gardens, 10623 Springfield Pike, Woodlawn. Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. Refreshments are served following the walk. The Health Fair includes vendors and participants offering screenings and information to walkers from 8:45 a.m. to noon. The cost is $35 per family; $25. Registration is available online. Call 483-3081 or visit S U N D A Y, M A Y 1 6


Norwegian Fest, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Manor House Restaurant, 600 Maple Trace Drive. Learn about Scandinavian heritage with buffet dinner and program entitled “Spirit of Norway” given by Andy and Sarah Garret. $20. Presented by Scandinavian Society of Cincinnati. 742-2246; Springdale. Wine, Beer and Food Festival, noon-6 p.m. Glendale Village Square. Free. 877-8256402; Glendale.


Heritage Village Museum, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Heritage Village Museum, $5, $3 ages 5-11, free ages 4 and under and members. 5639484; Sharonville.


Tommy Johnagin, 8 p.m. $8, $4 bar and restaurant employee appreciation night. Ages 18 and up. Go Bananas, Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.


Doggy Days at Busam Nissan, noon-3 p.m. Busam Nissan, 1501 E. Kemper Road. Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue on hand to answer questions and facilitate adoptions. Doggy wash available for donations to rescue centers. Refreshments provided. Dogs welcome. Adoptions available. Benefits local dog rescues. 771-8100; Springdale.


Bill Goodman’s Gun and Knife Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sharonville Convention Center, $7, $1 ages 12 and under. 502-538-3900; Sharonville. Law Enforcement Expo, noon-6 p.m. TriCounty Mall, Free. 346-5760; Springdale.

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

Team Trivia, 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Cock & Bull English Pub, 275 E. Sharon Road. Free. Presented by Cock ‘n Bull English Pub - Glendale. 771-4253. Glendale.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Springdale Communicators Toastmasters Club Meeting, noon-1 p.m. Springdale Community Center, 11999 Lawnview Ave. Visitors welcome. Presented by Springdale Communicators Toastmasters Club. 4591491. Springdale.


Wyoming Farmers’ Market, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Wyoming Avenue Farmers Market, Corner of Wyoming and Van Roberts avenues, Local organic and sustainably-raised fruit, vegetables, eggs and meat, and carefully produced cottage products. Presented by Wyoming Farmers Market. 761-6263; Wyoming.


Heritage Village Museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Heritage Village Museum, $5, $3 ages 5-11, free ages 4 and under and members. 5639484; Sharonville.


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

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AppleSiders Apple Computer User Group Monthly Meeting, 7 p.m. Maple Knoll Village, 11100 Springfield Pike. Wellness Center. Presented by AppleSiders. 7414329; Springdale.


Safe Gardening for Your Joints, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Jewish Hospital, 4777 E. Galbraith Road. Tips on healthy joints from avid gardener. With Michelle Andrews, M.D. Free. Registration required. 686-4040. Kenwood. Osteoporosis: Treatment and Prevention, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road. Rheumatologist Gregory DeLorenzo give s indepth information on risk factors of osteoporosis, comparing bone density tests and newest treatments. $15. Reservations required. 985-6732; Montgomery.


Heritage Village Museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Heritage Village Museum, $5, $3 ages 5-11, free ages 4 and under and members. 5639484; Sharonville.


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

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Scrapbooking: Faithbooking, 5:30 p.m.8:30 p.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road. Work on your own projects and explore “Faithbooking”, a way to convey your faith through your photo albums. Group meets third Monday of each month until July 19. Childcare is provided. Registration required. Through Aug. 16. 891-1700; Kenwood.


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


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


The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden’s Zoo Babies shows off its newest additions through May 31, including a bongo, bonobo (pictured,) white handed gibbon, sand kittens, manatee and more. On Saturday-Sunday, May 15-16, Curious George sings, dances and plays games at the Wings of Wonder Theater. Barney visits for a Super-Dee-Duper Sing-Along Saturday, May 22. The zoo is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $14; $9, ages 2-12; free, under 2. Call 513-281-4700 or visit

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


Karaoke, 9 p.m. InCahoots, 4110 Hunt Road. Free. 793-2600. Blue Ash.


The Butterfly Show at the Krohn Conservatory, Butterflies of Japan, moves into its second phase, with “Tanabata” from Wednesday, May 12, through June 1. The final, and third phase is “Otsukimi,” which runs June 2-20. Each distant time frame celebrates the arrival of a butterfly and a new floral exhibit that mimics a change of seasons. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission to the show is $6; $5, seniors; $4, under 17; free, ages 4 and under. Family packs, $20; unlimited admission pin, $10. Visit or call 513-421-5707.


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Some interesting observations about marriage, divorce cut and run when the going gets tough. Realists decide to abstain from the excesses of romance and settle for practical, ‘mature’ (slightly gray) relationships. 2. “If one has not in fact of these responsgrown in the course of a Father Lou Each es retards growth into marriage, it has been a Guntzelman the fullness of love… It dreadful disaster. Mere longevity in a marriage is Perspectives is when we enter the zone of enchantment not necessarily something to celebrate, for the question is what for the second time that we dishappened to those individuals cover that love has the power to along the way?” James Hollis, Ph. dispel despair and open us to hope.” Sam Keen “ To Love and D., “The Eden Project,” page 44. Be Loved” pages 214-215. 3. “In the disappointment and 4. Statistics show that more disillusionment that follows our first fall into and out of love, the second marriages break up than three most common responses are first ones. They show that 45 perpessimism, romanticism, and real- cent of first marriages, 60 percent ism. Pessimists decide that love is of second marriages, and 75 peran illusion and protect themselves cent of third marriages don’t make against further disappointment by it these days. avoiding intimacy. Romantics 5. “We all have a tendency to make a habit of falling in love but

1. Seventy percent of those involved in a divorce have a lover at the time of the breakup. But only 15 percent of them marry that lover.

reproduce our miseries with extraordinary consistency. In love relations, we approach each new relationship as an antidote to the problems of the last one, and, with daunting regularity, each new relationship turns out to be a new version of the old.” So claims psychoanalyst Stephen Mitchell in “Can Love Last?” 6. In Belinda Luscombe’s “Time” magazine column (May 3, 2010) she discusses serial marriers. She facetiously wonders why people who are so bad at mating for life, e.g. Larry King, Elizabeth Taylor, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Mickey Rooney, etc., keep pairing up. “It’s not that they want to get divorced, or hate marriage. It’s that they like it too much, even though it’s not good for them. So, perhaps applications for, say, a fifth marriage license should be required to get therapy.” 7. “By having two lovers one

can drastically reduce one’s commitment to a relationship that one would not be able to bear in its totality. When one feels the need to deceive the beloved, this implies a lack of integration of the shadow.” Aldo Carotenuto “Eros And Pathos.” 8. Are wedding vows taken seriously, or should they be reworded: Though celebrities claim to fall in and out of love within months or a few years, and others follow their example, it’s legitimate to ask if such people actually loved each other in the first place. Viktor Frankl, M.D., writes, “The moment we experience true love, we experience it as valid forever, like a truth which we recognize as an ‘eternal truth.’ It is impossible to envision loving ‘for awhile.’” (A good argument for commitment.) 9. British philosopher Susan Mendess exposed the absurdity of

an intended short-term period of love in marriage by saying, “It is bizarre to respond to ‘Wilt thou love her, comfort her, and keep her?” with: “Well, I’ll try!” 10. “I think one of the problems in marriage is that people don’t realize what it is. They think it’s a long romantic love affair and it isn’t. Marriage has nothing to do with being happy. It has to do with being transformed, and when the transformation is realized it is a magnificent experience. But you have to submit. You have to yield. You have to give. You can’t just dictate.” Author and world mythologist Joseph Campbell in “This Business of the Gods,” page 78. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Whether buying or selling – beware of fakes How genuine is the jewelry sold on eBay and other online auction sites? A few years ago, Tiffany & Co. found nearly three quarters of items sold on eBay as “Tiffany Jewelry” were counterfeit. Tiffany sued eBay but lost because the court said eBay is not the seller. Now Tiffany goes after the sellers themselves. That’s what Anita Holmes has learned. She said she bought earrings from a friend whose husband had bought them for

came in, the box that said “Tiffany” and the bag that also said “Tiffany.” She posted the picture on eBay, offered it for sale, and immediately received an email saying they don’t look like real Tiffany items. Holmes said she immediately closed the auction – but it was too late. She received e-mails from both eBay and the lawyers for Tiffany & Co. Then she got a letter from Tiffany’s attorneys showing they meant business. “They wanted me to

her. “I liked the earrings but they were selling on eBay for around $120 and Howard Ain I could Hey Howard! have used the money more than I could the earrings,” she said. “So, I decided maybe the earrings could go to somebody else.” Holmes took a picture of the earrings, the pouch they

send them the earrings. They wanted the name of the person that had sold them to me, and they wanted $475 for damages,” she said. After calling the lawyer’s office, Holmes said, “They say it’s phony. I asked her how she knew. I’m not trying to be smart about it, I just wondered because I didn’t know. She said they know their merchandise.” Tiffany & Co. said such counterfeiting dilutes the value of its products so it’s trying to stop it as soon as it

spots these fakes. Holmes says she’s learned a big lesson. “I won’t sell on eBay anymore; it’s just not worth the worrying about this happening again. It scared me,” she said. Just to be sure, I asked Holmes to take the earrings to the Tiffany store in downtown Cincinnati. She did, and said she learned the handles on her “Tiffany” bag are different from the real thing. There’s a different size box inside, and the pouch is also differ-

ent, among other things. Holmes said she was told they were all good fakes. Holmes said she’s now sent the items to Tiffany & Co.’s lawyer along with a check for $475 for the trademark violation. Bottom line, beware of counterfeits – whether buying or selling on the Internet. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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May 12, 2010

Healthy way to prepare fish, ‘chips’

I got a bonus of sorts when I stopped at Keegan’s Seafood on Salem Avenue in Mount Washington for my fresh seafood “fix.” Outside the store was the cutest little couple selling produce, herbs and veggie plants. Mr. and Mrs. Klug come f r o m Fayettville and grow the prod u c e t h e m Rita selves. I Heikenfeld bought Rita’s kitchen some heirloom yellow tomato plants, a rhubarb plant, and some beautiful purple basil. They are there a couple times a week, so if you’re in the neighborhood, stop by to see Tom Keegan and these truck farmers. All throughout our Community Press and Recorder areas there are these kinds of folks who are independents trying to make a living doing something they love. You’ll find them outside places like Tom’s, at roadside stands, Findlay Market, or in the parking lots at

shopping malls. Anytime you can support our independent grocers and farmers, I hope you do so.

Parmesan mixed together 2 teaspoons garlic powder or to taste Olive oil, salt and pepper

Seafood tips from Tom Keegan

“Oil the fish, not the pan,” he says. Tom brushes oil on the fish for a healthier, tastier dish. He also says simple is better. “When you have a quality piece of seafood, you don’t need to do much other than sauté it simply in some olive oil and/or butter with your favorite seasonings.”

Pan-seared salmon with herbs


Simple pan-seared salmon with dill and lemon herbs. of salmon which has been seasoned with salt and pepper. Cook until done, turning once. Sprinkle with fresh dill and a squeeze of lemon juice.

Oven-fried french fries

Usually I oil the fish, not the pan, but in this case, I put the olive oil directly in the pan since I have aromatics with it. Here’s how I do it: Film a pan with olive oil and cook a large, peeled, smashed clove of garlic in it until it turns golden. If you have a few sprigs of lemon grass, toss them in too and saute along with the salmon. Remove garlic and lemon grass and add a piece

For Mandy Roberts, who wanted healthier french fries with lots of flavor. You need to precook the potatoes first so they’ll bake up crisp without a long time in the oven. If you want, add less garlic powder and substitute Cajun seasoning. 4 big baking potatoes, cut into big wedges, skin left on if desired 1 ⁄4 cup each: bread crumbs and shredded

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Bring water to a boil, put potatoes in, then lower to a simmer. Cook until barely tender, about five to seven minutes. Spray a baking sheet and put potatoes on in single layer. Season and toss with a bit of olive oil. Sprinkle bread crumb mixture over them, tossing to coat. Press the coating lightly so it sticks. Bake, and toss about halfway through, until crispy, about 10 to 12 minutes or so.

Stuffed bell pepper soup

I’ve had several requests for this and finally tweaked the recipe so that it’s good enough to share. Like eating a stuffed pepper, inside out! 1 pound ground beef (I use sirloin but any will do) 1 cup chopped onion 2 bell peppers, medium size, diced 1 nice rib celery, chopped 1 nice carrot, chopped

2-3 teaspoons garlic, minced or more to taste 1-2 teaspoons dried oregano or more to taste Chili powder to taste – start with a couple teaspoons Soy sauce to taste – start with a couple tablespoons Beef broth – start with 5 cups and add more to taste 14.5 ounces diced tomatoes 1 jar, 26-ounce or so, favorite pasta sauce 1 ⁄2 cup brown or white rice – I like brown Shredded cheddar for garnish Film pan with olive oil and brown beef along with onion, peppers, celery, carrot, garlic and oregano. When beef is cooked, add everything but rice and cheddar. Bring to a gentle boil and cook about 10 minutes. Lower to a simmer, add rice, put lid on and cook until rice is done, about 15 to 20 minutes or so. Adjust seasonings and add salt and pepper to taste.

Can you help?

Bananas in sweet white “cream” sauce: For

Connie, a Fort Thomas reader, who has enjoyed this in buffet restaurants.

Readers want to know

“Is it OK to plant basil now?” Yes, the soil has warmed up enough and we shouldn’t be getting any more frosty nights. It’s a good time to divide perennial herbs like thyme and oregano that have gotten woody or out of bounds.

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Check out my website for the most watched container herb gardening video on YouTube last year. Just type in “container gardening video” in the search engine or go to And I’ll be blogging daily about our garden adventures on my blog at Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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May 12, 2010

Lippert in ROTC

Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Sharonville welcomed the Chinese physicians from Beijing Hospital No. 3, Beijing, China. Along with interpreter, Jason Xu, the physicians arrived in Cincinnati. This was scheduled as their only stop to witness the American surgeon Dr. Tim Kremchek in arthroscopic and orthopaedic surgery. Shoulder, elbow, and knee surgery were prearranged through a mutual agreement with Depuy-Mitek’s Johnson and Johnson company. Upon leaving the only stop in the Tristate area, they attended the Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons meeting in New Orleans. The three Chinese visitors found the Cincinnati surgery center a great experience for advancements in surgical technology. The visit was a two-year movement relating back to the Beijing Olympics visit by Kremchek to guide and instruct the Chinese surgeons to new and improved outcomes through new technology. PROVIDED

Return to Work Center offers assistance in May search,” 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 18. • “Career trends,” 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 19. • “Build your personal website and your brand,” 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 25. • “SuperJobs, WIA, and your job search,” 10 a.m. Thursday, May 27. Other seminars assist with dealing with the pressures of searching for a job. They include: • “Handling finances during a job transition,” 10 a.m. Thursday, May 20. • “Weathering the job search storm: Handling

stress,” 2 p.m. Thursday, May 27. Individual assistance is also offered daily on interviewing techniques, creating a resume, and other job search skills. Career testing is offered on Mondays for those considering a career change. All services at the Return to Work Resource Center are

free. The center located at the Scarlet Oaks campus, 3254 E. Kemper Road, Sharonville, and is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For a complete seminar schedule or more information, visit owork or call Lisa Slutsky at 612-5864.

Madeira High School Class of 1975 – is having its 35th reunion on June 25 and 26. Contact Brad or Cathy Frye at 561-7045 or, Tricia Smith Niehaus at 769-5337 or or Ed Klein at for more information. Milford Class of 1970 – reunion is Saturday, July 17. The class is still looking for some classmates. Contact Gary Landis at or 8314722.

Deluxe Check Printers employees – are having a reunion July 24. Email deluxe2010reunion@ for more information, or call Rodney Lee at 205-1136.

Glen Este High School Class of 1970 – is having its 40th reunion from 711 p.m., Friday, June 11, at Receptions Eastgate, 4450 Eastgate Blvd. Cost is $50 and includes dinner buffet and DJ. Contact Bruce Griffis at 943-9330, or

Western Hills High school Class of 1970 – is looking for missing classmates. Classmates should sent contact information to: Bill Rothan or Sue Wilson at, or call 2872341. The reunion is planned for early October of this year.

New Richmond High School Alumni Class – is having a reunion for classes 1931 through 1965, 69:30 p.m., Saturday June 19, at Locust Corner Elementary Auditorium. This year’s reunion is hosted by the class of 1960, which is celebrating its 50th year. Call Jerry Edwards At 513-553-4664.

Princeton High School Class of 1965 – is having its 45th reunion Friday and Saturday, Sept. 10-11. For details, e-mail Sue at

Madeira High School Class of 1964 – is conducting its 35th reunion on June 25 and 26. Members of the classes of 1963 and 1965 are also

Talawanda High School classes of 1964 and 1965 – are having a 45th reunion for 1965 and 46th reunion for 1964, July 23, 24 and 25, in Oxford. Contact Alice Anderson Wedding at, on, or at 831-0336. Anyone is welcome to help plan.

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Mt. Healthy Class of 1984 – is having a reunion at 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 18. The classes of 1983 and 1985 are also invited. For more information, e-mail The Central Baptist High School Class of 2000 – is planning a reunion for late summer or early fall this year. The group is looking for the following missing classmates: Roger Brinson, Nick Risch, Jessica Havlick, Penny Major and Abby Morgan. Anyone who knows how to get in touch with these classmates, please e-mail, or visit the class Facebook group titled “Central Baptist Class of 2000 Reunion HQ.” More details about the reunion are forthcoming.

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Service news is printed on a space-available basis. Deliver it to our office no later than noon Wednesday, one week before publication. Mail announcements and photographs to: The Community Press, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio, 45140 Send a S.A.S.E. for photo return. Email tricountypress@communitypre with “In the service” in the subject line, or fax items to 248-1938. Questions? Call 248-8600. uates incur an eight year military service obligation in the Army, which can be served either on active duty and/or in the Reserve Components. Lippert is the son of James M. and Carrie S. Lippert. He is a 2009 graduate of Wyoming High School.


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Residents of Sayler Park before 1980 – are invited to the Sayler Park Reunion from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (or until the street lights come on), Saturday, May 29, at Lee’s Shelter in Fernbank Park (old River Park). Rain date is June 5. Attendees should bring their own food for their families along with chairs, ice, coolers, games, cornhole boards, horseshoes, etc. Attendees are also asked to bring any old photos they have. Call Kim Jacobs Harmeyer at 347-6105, or Al Richardson at 378-2454 with questions.

Princeton High School Class of 1970 – will have its 40th reunion on June 25 and 26. A buffet is planned for 7-11 p.m. Friday, June 25, at Raffel’s Banquet Hall in Evendale. The class will also meet from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., at Sharon Woods, on Saturday, June 26, at Cardinal Crest camp site for a cookout. All classmates should contact Jim Young at or Janice (Renner) Wilkins at

Patrick W. Lippert has received an Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) four-year college scholarship from Ohio University. Acceptance of the scholarship signifies the cadet’s desire to be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army after graduating from the university and completing the ROTC program. ROTC cadets receive military leadership training to serve with distinction as an officer in the Army, both in and out of uniform. The four-year scholarships are awarded through a highly competitive national selection process, and pay up to $16,000 a year for tuition and education fees, a $600 book allowance, and a tax-free monthly subsistence allowance of $300$500 a month for up to 10 months during the effective scholarship period. ROTC scholarship grad-

It’s good to know they’re in a

REUNIONS Sycamore High School Class of 1969 – is having a “belated 40th” reunion the weekend of May 21. From 5-9 p.m., on Friday, May 21 there will be an all-class reunion at the Peterloon estate in Indian Hill. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, the group will be touring its old high school (now the junior high), followed by an all-day cookout/picnic in the Sycamore Shelter of the Blue Ash Nature Park on Cooper Road (next to the police station). Contact Carol Wuenker-Hesterberg at 793-2165 or E-mail her at: to RSVP or for more information. Additional weekend events are pending.



Long-distance doctor visit

The Great Oaks Return to Work Resource Center helps area residents search for jobs, prepare for new careers, and cope with life during job transitions. Four days a week, from Monday through Thursday, the center offers free one-on-one assistance, seminars and materials to jobseekers. Some of the seminars help jobseekers use the latest tools and resources in May, include: • “OK, you created a blog. Now what?”, 10 a.m. Thursday, May 13. • “LinkedIn and your job

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JCC to honor residents at golf classic The Mayerson JCC is honoring Nancy and David Wolf of Amberley Village at the 16th annual JCC Adams Golf Classi Thursday, June 10, at Shaker Run Golf Club in Lebanon. This annual event begins at noon with a casual lunch, followed by 18 holes of golf with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. A celebratory dinner reception, silent auction, and raffle drawing begins at 6 p.m. Attendees have the option to participate in all the activities or solely the evening reception. There are many sponsorship opportunities, which provide a great way to support the JCC and its programs, as well as honor Nancy and David Wolf. For sponsorship information or to


The Mayerson JCC is honoring Nancy and David Wolf of Amberley Village at the 16th annual JCC Adams Golf Classic Thursday, June 10, at Shaker Run Golf Club in Lebanon. register by Friday, May 28, contact Lauryn Moore at the JCC, 722-7227, or The JCC welcomes anyone to participate as a sponsor and/or a golfer. Those who do not wish to golf can support the JCC Adams Golf Clas-

sic by sponsoring the event, participating in the silent auction and attending the evening dinner reception. This year’s silent auction prizes include weeklong vacation stays in Aspen (Snowmass), Colo., and Boca Raton, Fla., and more.


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Raffle tickets may be purchased at the JCC and winners need not be present. Sponsorships and registrations for golf and/or dinner are due by Friday, May 28, to Lauryn Moore at the Manuel D. & Rhoda Mayerson JCC on The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati Campus. The JCC is honoring Nancy and David Wolf for their significant input in planning the construction of the new Mayerson JCC, as well as David’s continued involvement with JCC operations and facilities optimization, and Nancy’s participation on the JCC building arts committee. In the general community, Nancy and David Wolf are longtime supporters of the arts. Named “one of the nation’s top 100 art collectors” by Art & Antiques Magazine, the Wolfs were actively involved with the development of the Contemporary Arts Center and helped establish a contemporary art exhibit at the Cincinnati Art Museum. The Wolfs also donated the stunning sculpture at the entrance of the Mayerson JCC, entitled “The Light,” and created by renowned artist Albert Paley. “We are wildly proud of what the JCC has done for our community, and are pleased to be the honorees at the JCC Adams Golf Classic,” Nancy Wolf said. “It would be hard to imagine what our community would be without the J, and we hope everyone will support this event.” Proceeds benefit the many vital programs and services of the Mayerson JCC, including Summer Camp at the J, the JCC Early Childhood School, JCC Maccabi Games for teens, cultural arts and sports programs for all ages, the JCC Senior Center for older adults, and more.

Space day


Representing the Society of American Military Engineers, Clint Weekley presents a check to iSPACE executive director Linda Neenan at iSPACE’s recent Space Day event in Sharonville. SAME’s donation will be used to allow a student who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford it, the opportunity to attend a summer iSPACE camp. For more information on iSPACE, visit



Sharonville resident wins gold

A September 4, 2010 wedding is planned at the Cincinnati Nature Center in Milford, Ohio.

Loving husband of Joan for 53 years, loving father of Ralph (Sheila), Ken (Dana), and Greg (Chris). Beloved grandfather of 7 grandchildren: Kimberly, Jennifer, Matthew, Sarah, Elizabeth, Bradley, and Jake. Dear brother of Margaret Armfield, Florence Smith, Betty Wilmes, and the late Lou Zinnecker. Also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. He was an active member of St. Michael Parish, Sharonville for more than 50 years. “Bill” was pharmacist and owner of Zinnecker Pharmacy in Sharonville for 25 years, and served on Sharonville’s Board of Health for 17 years. He was a Korean War veteran. He requested that his body be donated to the UC College of Medicine for research. Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at St. Michael Church, Sharonville on May 15, 2010 at 10AM . In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Hospice of Cincinnati or St. Michael Church or The American Cancer Society.


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Engagement James and Gayle Witte of Springfield Township are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Tracy, to Seth Gitter of Stevens Point, His parents Wisconsin. are Jim and Cate Gitter, Bob and Terry Engel announce the engagement also of Stevens Point. of their daugther, Shanon Tracy is a 2010 Ph.D. can- Marie to Lance Kristian didate in Clinical Psychol- Otto, son of Michael Otto ogy at Florida State Uni- and Donnah-Rae Pearson. versity and will graduate Shanon is a 2006 graduin August 2010. She is ate of NKU, with a bachecurrently completing her lor’s degree in Elementary at Education. She is currently internship clinical Brown University Medical teaching in Tampa, Florida with emotionally distrubed School in Rhode Island. children. Seth is a 2010 Ph.D. can- Lance is a 1998 graduate didate in Social Psycholo- of USF with a bachelor’s gy at Florida State Univer- in education. He currently sity and will graduate in teaches in Tampa, Florida August 2010. He is cur- as a P.E. Coach for Kinrently employed as a visit- dergarten to 5th grade. ing instructor at the Uni- Lance and Shanon met 4 years ago at the school versity of Alabama. they currently are employed at. Tracy and Seth both have A wedding is planned at accepted positions in the Psychology Department at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church this summer in Auburn University in AlaCincinnati July 3, 2010 bama beginning in the 2010-2011 academic year.


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Marlene Ackerson of Sharonville recently showed off her new 14K Fred Meyer Jewelers necklace, worth $2,000. For the week leading up to St. Patrick’s Day, the Cincinnati Museum Center brought a large, plastic cauldron filled with plastic gold coins for an hour to a different Kroger each day. People could reach into the pot for a chance to win one of many prizes including tickets, gift certificates and even memberships to the museum. However, no one ever pulled the coin representing the golden necklace (with a one in 500 chance, it was a long shot). The week after St. Patrick’s day, visitors to the museum could simply fill out an entry form and drop it in a box in the rotunda. Ackerson’s name was drawn.


Blue Ash Presbyterian Church

The church will host its annual indoor Yard Sale from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 14, and Saturday, May 15. The Half Price Sale will be 12:45 p.m. Saturday, May 15. They have many items from which to choose. The church is at 4309 Cooper Road, Blue Ash; 791-1153.

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Church by the Woods

The church offers traditional Sunday worship at 10 a.m. The church is handicapped accessible. The church conducts English as a Second Language classes Saturday mornings. If you need to learn

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

Ruth Circle will meet Thursday, May 13, to volunteer at Matthew 25 Ministries. Carpool from church at 9:30 a.m. Lunch following. Call the church for details. Wednesday Worship is at 7:30 p.m. June 2 through Aug. 18. Senior Bridge Group meets at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 25. Call the church for details. Senior Men meet at 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday for lunch and fellowship. Summer Vacation Bible School will be from 9 a.m. to noon June 21-25; and 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 26-30. Registration is now open. Children’s weekday groups meet from 9 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, with lunch and an afternoon session available on Tuesday. The cost is $10 for one child and $15 for families. Reservations can be made by calling the church.

The church is located at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati; 791-3142;

Creek Road Baptist Church

The church is sponsoring a National Day of Prayer event at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 6, at the Sharonville Community Center, 10990 Thornview Drive, Sharonville. They will lift up the community, state and nation in prayer. They will be praying for business leaders, fire, police and emergency workers, local, state and national politicians, schools, pastors and churches, and service men and women. Call 563-2410 for more information. The church is at 3906 Creek Road, Sharonville; 563-2410.

Forest Dale Church of Christ

Through May 23, Forest Dale Church of Christ will present a sermon and small-group study series called, “This Is My Life.” The series was written by Forest Dale Senior Minister Jay Russell and will include topics like, “Marriage is Failing,” “Parents are Clueless,” and


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The cemetery is hosting the annual Memorial Day Field Mass at 11 a.m. Monday, May 31. The celebrant this year is Father David Sunberg of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. (Mass will be moved to Good Shepherd Parish in the event of inclement weather.) The cemetery office will be open extended hours on Saturday and Monday to assist visitors. These hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cemetery is at 11000 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 4890300.

Women of Hartzell United Methodist Church will be hosting a Rummage Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 8. It will include bargains as well as homemade bakery items. Hartzell’s United Methodist Women invite everyone to their annual May Salad Bar and Craft Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 12. The Salad Bar Luncheon is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more information, call 891-8527. The church is at 8999 Applewood Drive, Blue Ash; 891-8527.

Kenwood Fellowship Church

The church has a new contemporary worship service from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays. The services will feature contemporary worship music in a relaxed atmosphere with biblical teaching that will resonate with the fast-paced lifestyles that many of us find ourselves in today. The church is at 7205 Kenwood Road; 891-9768.



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

Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS


BAPTIST Creek Road Baptist Church

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

ROMAN CATHOLIC St. Martin Dr Porres Catholic Church

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

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

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

LUTHERAN Christ Lutheran Church (LCMS)

3301 Compton Rd (1 block east of Colerain) 385-8342 Sunday School & Bible Class (all ages) 9:45am Sunday Worship 8:30 & 11:00am Saturday Evening Worship 5:30pm A great community church in a great community! Also home to Little Bud Preschool 385-8404 enrolling now! Visit our website:

Faith Lutheran LCMC

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

Sunday School 10:15

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

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

www. 513-522-3026


Gate of Heaven Cemetery

Hartzell United Methodist


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

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“Friendship is Pointless.” A full list of topics is available at Russell will speak at both the 9 a.m. Classic Worship Service and the 11:15 a.m. Morning Worship Service each Sunday. Small groups will meet during the week at various locations around the community for further study. The church is at 604 West Kemper Road, Springdale; 825-7171.

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Brecon United Methodist Church

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

English, or know someone who does, call 563-6447. The church is at 3755 Cornell Road, Sharonville; 563-6447;


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1553 Kinney Ave, Mt. Healthy

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

Pastor Todd A. Cutter

5921 Springdale Rd 1mi west of Blue Rock

Rev Lyle Rasch, Pastor

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

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




Christ, the Prince of Peace United Methodist Church 10507 “Old” Colerain Ave (513) 385-7883 Rev. Meghan Howard, Pastor Church School for all ages 9:15am Worship 10:30am - Nursery Available “Small enough to know you, Big enough to care”

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 "Because He Lives: Purpose"


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

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



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

Monfort Heights United Methodist Church

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

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

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

3751 Creek Rd.


NON-DENOMINATIONAL (Office) 946 Hempstead Dr. (513) 807-7200 Jody Burgin, Pastor We meet Saturdays at 5:30 pm at 1016 W. North Bend Rd. Childcare provided Let’s Do Life Together

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


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

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

Sonny Price, Pastor

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

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

Nursery Provided

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

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


The women of Ascension gather every Monday morning at 10 a.m. for the Women’s Bible Study. Babysitting is provided and guests are invited. Weavings, a spiritual formation group focusing on themes such as forgiveness, stillness, envy and prayer, will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 18. Guests are welcome. The women’s Wheel of Friendship is collecting lemonade, coffee and tea for N.E.E.D.S. (North East Emergency Distribution Services). The Confirmation Youth are canoeing together Sunday, May 16, following the Worship Service. Worship services are at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:45 a.m. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288, m.


Ascension Lutheran Church

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


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Torah Factory at Blue Ash Kroger Friday, May 29, commemorates the holiday of Shavuot, the day the Jews received the Torah (Bible) with the revelation on Mount Sinai. Today, the Torah Scroll remains the holiest book within Judaism, made up of the five books of Moses. In preparation for the holiday, Chabad Jewish Center will

be partnering with the Blue Ash Kroger to bring the ancient art of biblical calligraphy and scroll making to life. ”The Torah used today in the synagogue is written exactly the same way the Torah was written the very first time by Moses 3,300 years ago,” said Rabbi Berel Cohen, director of youth

Children sand the hide to create parchment.


and family programming at Chabad Jewish Center. “This is a great way to prepare for the Shavuot holiday and appreciate our link in our ancient history through exploring how a Torah scroll is made.” An authentic Torah scroll is a mind-boggling masterpiece of labor and skill. Comprising between 62 and 84 sheets of parchment – cured, tanned, scraped and prepared according to exacting Torah law specifications – and containing exactly 304,805 letters, the resulting handwritten scroll takes many months to complete. An expert scribe carefully inks each letter with a feather quill, under intricate calligraphic guidelines. The sheets of parchment are then sewn together with sinews to form one long scroll. While most Torah scrolls stand around two feet in height and weigh 20-

A participant writes the ancient Hebrew letters with a quill, on the hand-made parchment. 25 pounds, some are huge and quite heavy, while others are doll-sized and lightweight. At the Torah Factory, participants will explore the basic elements of producing parchment, making scribe’s

ink, and fashioning quills. They will then have the thrill of writing the ancient Hebrew letters with quills, on the hand-made parchment, to create one-of-akind souvenirs. The Torah Factory will be


held Sunday, May 16, at the Blue Ash Kroger, 4100 Hunt Road, with presentations beginning at 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. The workshop is free of charge and open to the entire community.

Experience Chabad Hebrew School firsthand Chabad Hebrew School will be hosting an open house Sunday, May 16, for parents and children in the Jewish community who would like to get a firsthand glimpse of what a day at Chabad

Hebrew School is like. Chabad Hebrew School has made a name for itself in Cincinnati in the past 19 years. With a curriculum that is fun and diverse, covering a wide range of Jewish

traditions, heritage, and history, the dynamic program excites children while offering practical relevance to today’s day and age. The teachers bring Jewish traditions to life and share their own love and passion for Judaism, so that students don’t just love to learn about Judaism – they learn to love Judaism. “This is our third year here at Chabad Hebrew School, and it is the third year I have gone without my child saying, ‘Do we have to go, it’s boring, just one time can I skip,’” said Cindy Reichman, CHS mom. Added Dr. Aaron Fritzhand, “Once being a kid myself, I wish I had a Hebrew school program like this. No matter if you were raised Reform, Conservative or Orthodox we are all one family here at Chabad.”


Kevin Jaffe, 9, is proud of his belts earned from the Aleph Champ Reading Program. This is precisely what makes Chabad Hebrew School unique. It is a program that instills Jewish pride and creates spiritual connections that last a lifetime, where children don’t want to miss a day. Where students enter with a smile and leave humming a Hebrew song. A school where the halls are filled with the sounds of lively

discussion, singing, prayer and laughter. Imagine a place where one can tangibly feel the warmth and spirit of Judaism. Hebrew Reading has become popular part of the day at CHS. The Hebrew reading curriculum is based on the internationally acclaimed Aleph Champ Reading Program, a motivational system that been proven to be the most effective method of teaching Hebrew reading and writing to children. Said one CHS parent, “The Aleph Champ program is fabulous! Its ability to let my daughter learn at her own pace – however fast or slow that may be in a given week – is exactly the type of learning environment she needs. Her experience at CHS has been

invaluable, and she will carry those benefits with her for the rest of her life.” “Our goal extends beyond the basic skills and knowledge students need in preparation for their Bar or Bat Mitzvahs,” said Rabbi Berel Cohen, principal. “We create a solid foundation of love for Jewish living and learning that will serve our students for the rest of their lives. And not only is it affordable, it’s one of the safest investments you can make in today’s economy.” Chabad Hebrew School requires no membership fees or dues, only an affordable tuition for the year. The friendly and inclusive policy means every Jewish child is welcome, regardless of affiliation, religious observance, prior knowledge or current financial capability (ability to pay). They also offer early bird discounts, additional child discounts, and refer a friend discounts to create more opportunities for families to save. This year the school is once again offering half-price special for students ages 3-5. For more information about the open house, contact Rabbi Berel Cohen at 793-5200 or

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Northern Hills Synagogue – Congregation B’nai Avraham will celebrate Shavuot with a special series of services and programs. The holiday, which commemorates the granting of the Torah to the Israelites at Mount Sinai, begins at sundown Tuesday, May 18, and runs through Thursday, May 20. On Tuesday evening, May 18, services will begin at 8 p.m., and include recognition of graduating students. Following services, cheesecake will be served, and four presentations will take place as part of a “Smorgasbord of Learning.” Rabbi Mark Washofsky will discuss a Talmud passage on the intersection between force and freedom, specifically, whether free will can be coerced? Sarah Barnard will examine wine making in Medieval France, and how the circumstances of Jewish life resulted in

changes to the halacha (Jewish law) regarding wine making. Finally, Bea Opengart will present “Day Without Night,” a poem by Louise Gluck which considers a midrash (story) about the baby Moses which calls into question the nature of Divine Revelation and human ability to perceive it. Wednesday, May 19 will feature morning services at 9:30 a.m., including the reading of the Ten Commandments, and evening services at 8 p.m. Morning services on Thursday, May 20, will begin at 9:30 a.m., and include the reading of the Book of Ruth and Yizkor services. A luncheon will follow services. The community is invited, and there is no charge. All services and programs will take place at the synagogue, at 5714 Fields Ertel Road. For more information, call Northern Hills at 9316038.


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Incidents/investigations Theft

$5 removed at 3810 Sherbrooke, April 20. TV valued at $218 removed at 2801 Cunningham Drive, April 20. Checks and currency valued at $1,500 removed at 2801 Cunningham Drive, April 22.



De Andrew Sneed, 20, 31 Versailles, Cincinnati, warrant for failing to appear in Mayor’s Court, May 1. Jeneva McGruder, 22, 720 Northland Blvd, Cincinnati, warrant for failing to appear in Mayor’s Court May 4.

Incidents/investigations Auto theft

Creekwood Square; theft of automobile; vehicle located and returned, investigation continues; May 3.

Criminal trespass

100 block of Washington; trespassing on the property; April 29.

Theft from vehicle

500 Block of East Sharon; change taken from vehicle; May 4. 100 block of Hetherington; change taken from vehicle; May 4. 1000 block of Willow; change taken from vehicle; May 4.

Vehicle tampering

1000 block of Laurel; vehicle entered, nothing taken; May 4.



Carl Smith, 38, 11986 Algiers Drive, obstructing official business at 10900 Reading Road, April 26. Jason Runyan, 32, 10731 Sharondale, assault at 3589 Grandview Ave., April 25. Alphonso King, 19, 10857 D303 Sharondale, drug abuse at 10857 D303 Sharondale Road, April 23. Stephen Beckham, 27, 1111 Atwood Ave., domestic violence at 10759 Willfleet, April 23. Jeffrey Allen, 34, 11457 Chester Road, trafficking in drugs at 11457 Chester Road, April 22. Munika Green, 41, 1380 E. 13th St., prostitution at 11457 Chester Road, April 21. Shelly Johnson, 38, 1642 Cohassett Ave., soliciting, drug abuse at 11457 Chester Road, April 21. Devon Tatum, 18, 1115 Chesterdale, obstructing official business at Scarlet Oaks, April 21. Angela Wright, 34, 5 Shiloh Court, possession at Motel 6, April 22. Darrell Moses, 25, 2560 Ohio 28, possession at Motel 6, April 22. Santwain Oneal, 30, 3596 Vine St., domestic violence at 2228 E. Sharon Road, April 20. Shawn Sims, 33, 5365 Bahama Terrace, possession of drugs, drug paraphernalia at 2301 E. Sharon Road, April 19.







The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. This information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: Evendale, Chief Niel Korte, 563-2249; Glendale, Chief Dave Warman, 771-7645 or 7717882; Sharonville, Chief Mike Schappa, 563-1147; Springdale, Chief Mike Laage, 346-5790; Wyoming, Chief Gary J. Baldauf, 821-0141. $1,800 removed at 3855 Hauck Road, April 21.


Cell phone removed at 11080 Chester Road, April 16. $12 in merchandise removed at 2225 Sharon Road, April 24. $377.39 in merchandise removed at 6700 Fields Ertel Road, March 31.



Ronald Foster, 34, 211 Ramblewood, drug abuse at 12140 Springfield Pike, April 24. Lanise Lindsey, 18, 233 S. Wayne, theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, April 23. Jewelian Burke, 20, 233 S. Wayne, theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, April 23.

Christopher Gill, 20, 1241 Manns Ave., drug abuse at 300 Crescentville, April 23. Vernoica Ensley, 43, 1117 Imprint, theft at 300 Kemper Road, April 22. Mikhail Dumas, 20, 1122 Chesterdale, theft at 12105 Lawnview Ave., April 22.

Incidents/investigations Child endangering

Reported at 2831 Kenilworth, April 26.

Criminal mischief

Reported at 210 Ruskin Drive, April 25. Vehicle scratched at 11070 Springfield Pike, April 20.


Reported at Commons, April 24. Female reported at Glensprings, April 21.


Credit card used without consent at 12105 Lawnview, April 22.

Grand theft

Tires and rims valued at $1,200 at 105 Kemper Road, April 25.


Reported at 12165 Springdale Lake, April 24. Bikes of unknown value removed at 1120 Chesterdale, April 26. Merchandise of unknown value removed at 11700 Princeton Pike, April 25. Merchandise of unknown value removed at 11700 Princeton Pike, April 24. Reported at 11595 Princeton Pike, April 24. Vehicle entered and stereo valued at $200 removed at 130 Tri-County Parkway, April 24. Reported at 11700 Princeton Pike, April 23. Firearm of unknown value removed at 662 Harcourt Drive, April 21.

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James Robert Barker, 19, 2429 Bendel Drive, Middletown, 45044, criminal mischief, obstruction of official business, Oak Avenue, May 1. William K. Acus, 18, 104 Biscoe Drive, Reading, 45215, criminal mischief, Oak Avenue, May 1. Robert A. Jackson, 40, 5804 Panama St., Cinc, 45228, falsification, obstruction of official business, Vine Street, April 28.

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Edward Schreiber Kerl, 94, of Springdale died April 29. Survived by wife of over 62 years, Bess (nee Cope) Kerl; son, James (Jolinne) Kerl. Preceded in death by sister, Margaret Clark Services were May 3 at Paul Young Funeral Home, Mount Healthy. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597; or to Fleming Road United Church of Christ, 691 Fleming Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231.

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Joshua Gage Pierson, 1, of Sharonville died April 29. Survived by parents, Jeffrey and Alicia Gault Pierson; and siblings, Caleb and Halie. Services were May 4 at Evans Funeral Home, Milford.

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pharmacist and owner of Zinnecker Pharmacy in Sharonville for 25 years, and served on Sharonville’s Board of Health for 17 years. Survived by wife of 53 years, Joan; children, Ralph (Sheila), Ken (Dana), and Greg (Chris); grandchildren, Kimberly, Jennifer, Matthew, Sarah, Elizabeth, Bradley and Jake; siblings, Margaret Armfield, Florence Smith and Betty Wilmes; also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Preceded in death by brother, Lou Zinnecker. Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 15, at St. Michael Church, Sharonville. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597; or St. Michael Church, 11144 Spinner Ave., Sharonville, OH 45241; or The American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

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3029 Stanwin Place: Hausfeld Mark L. & Amy E. to Mcknight Kevin C.; $268,000. 3280 Plateau Place: U.S. Bank National Association Tr to Hesse Mark A. Jr.; $136,000.


101 Hetherington Lane: Mellott Margaret A. to Back Alan C.; $400,000.


10922 Willfleet Drive: Sasser C. Dennis & Vickey J. to Sasser-Colyer Andrea L.; $118,000. 10935 Lemarie Drive: Brandt Jay & Cheryl to Wittenberg Jason L.; $122,000. 11176 Main St.: Worsham LLC to Cagun Industries Limited; $225,000. 11793 Caerleon Court: Monconduit Rachel to National Residential; $180,000. 1644 Circlefield Drive: Lamb Steven J. to Bank Of America National; $54,000.


12054 Marwood Lane: Harris Michell A. to U.S. Bank N.A.; $52,000. 12065 Bridgeport Lane: Maschinot William J. & Patricia to Fifth Third Mortgage; $182,907. 12190 Brookston Drive: Harsley Shauna L. & Robert K. to Federal National Mortgage; $78,000. 140 Harter Ave.: Homes Around The Corner LLC to Gardner Deana L.; $101,000.


10260 Faxon Court: Scott Laura M. to Wells Fargo Financial Ohi; $52,000. 34 Leslie Ave.: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Harmon Mae; $5,900.

About real estate transfers

Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate.

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May 12, 2010


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Cincinnati Park Board – is partnering with Disney to provide service projects to the community. Disney is promoting community service in 2010. Volunteering in a park for a day will earn volunteers a one-day pass to either Disney World or Disneyland. Visit to register for the “Give a Day Get a Disney Day” program by searching on the Web site for Cincinnati Parks. Sign up for an opportunity and serve six hours in a neighborhood park, nature center of greenspace. Then, give a day of service to Cincinnati Parks by volunteering for one of the approved opportunities. Up to eight passes will be given per family, an $80 value per person. Ticket must be used by Dec. 15. Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden – needs volunteers in the volunteer education program. Volunteers will receive training, invitations to special events and a monthly newsletter, among other benefits. There are numerous volunteer opportunities now available, including: “Ask Me” Station Program, Slide Presenters Program, Tour Guide Program, Animal Handlers Program, CREW Education Program. Each area has its own schedule and requirements. Certified training is also required. Must be 18 or older and have a high school degree or GED diploma. For more information, call the zoo’s education department at 559-7752, or e-mail volunteereducator@cincinnatizoo.o rg, or visit Grailville – needs volunteers for the garden in Loveland. Volunteer days are 9 a.m. to noon selected Saturdays. For a complete list visit or call 6832340. Volunteers will work in the kitchen and herb gardens. No experience is needed, volunteers may participate once or for the entire season. Volunteers should bring gloves, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, footwear that can get dirty and a snack if desired. Tools are provided. Granny’s Garden School – needs help in the garden. Granny’s is growing produce for needy families in the area, with support from the Greenfield Plant Farm. Greenfield Plant Farm donated their surplus tomato and green pepper plants to the Granny’s Garden School program. Granny is seeking help with maintaining the gardens, planting and harvesting more produce. Granny’s is at Loveland Primary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. Call 324-2873 or e-mail, or visit


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GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden retrievers and places them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-9812251 and leave your name and phone. Visit Email League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter, needs volunteers 16 and older to help socialize cats and 18 and older to socialize and walk dogs. Other opportunities available. Call 735-2299, ext. 3. Save the Animals Foundation – Needs people 18 and older to staff its shelter for homeless cats and dogs. Call 378-0300 for cats and 588-6609 for dogs. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum – has a new horticulture volunteer program. Volunteer opportunities include working side by side Spring Grove’s nationallyrenowned horticulture team at this National Historic Landmark. Groups of volunteers will be developed to help in the following areas: Keeping the front entrance area looking spectacular, controlling invasive species, taking care of the tree and shrub collection. They are also looking for a volunteer, or volunteers, to help with the hybrid tea roses. New volunteers join the volunteer docents who are ambassadors for the cemetery and arboretum. Information sessions, conducted the last Saturday and first Wednesday of each month, will explain the volunteer opportunities. Sessions are at 10 a.m. in the Historic Office, just inside the main entrance to the cemetery. For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Whitney Huang, Spring Grove horticulturist at 853-6866. Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Township. Meetings are open to the public. Visit for monthly subjects or more information. Call 702-8373. Winton Woods Riding Center – is in need of volunteers to assist with the Special Riders Program, which provides training and competition opportunities for children and adults with disabilities, and to help with barn duties, horse shows and a variety of other tasks. No experience is necessary and training is provided. Interested individuals ages 14 and older are invited to contact the Winton Woods Riding Center at 931-3057, or at

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Change a life – Volunteer to tutor an adult with low-level literacy skills or GED preparation needs. Call 621READ. Cincinnati Reads – a volunteer tutoring program working with K-4 students in Cincinnati Public Schools. Volunteers receive free training to work one-on-one with children who are struggling to read. Call 621-7323 or e-mail Jayne Martin Dressing, Clermont 20/20 – and its college access program, Clermont Educational Opportunities, offer a mentoring program that matches adults to work with a group of high school students from local high schools. Volunteers are needed to become mentors to help students stay in school and prepare to graduate with a plan for their next step. Call Terri Rechtin at 753-9222 or 673-3334 (cell) or e-mail for more information. Granny’s Garden School – Volunteers needed from 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays to work on behind-thescenes projects. Volunteers also needed to help with developing Web pages. Call 489-7099; Granny’s Hands-on Gardening Club is looking for new gardeners, to work with garden manager Suellyn Shupe. Experienced gardeners, come to share your expertise and enjoy the company of other gardeners while supporting the Granny’s Garden School program times: 1:30-4 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The school is located at the Loveland Primary and Elementary, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. E-mail or visit Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development – Volunteers are needed for Adult Basic and Literacy Education classes and English to Speakers of Other Language classes. There are numerous sites and times available for volunteering. Call 612-5830. Inktank – Group looking for volunteers to help children and adults improve their skills in writing-based initiatives across the city. Call 5420195. Raymond Walters College – Needs volunteers to serve as tutors to skills enhancement students. The class meets from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays and from 5-8 p.m. Thursdays. Call 745-5691. Winton Woods City Schools – Wants to match community members who are interested in volunteering in the schools with the students. Volunteer opportunities at Winton Woods Primary North and South, middle school and high school.


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


Business Volunteers for the Arts – BVA is accepting applications from business professionals with at least three years experience, interested in volunteering their skills within the arts community. Projects average six to eight months in length and can range from marketing or accounting to Web design or planning special events. A one-day training program is provided to all accepted applicants. Call 871-2787. Center for Independent Living Options – Seeking volunteers to staff Art Beyond Boundaries, gallery for artists with disabilities. Volunteers needed noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 2412600. Cincinnati Museum Center – Needs volunteers to work in all three museums, the Cincinnati History Museum, the Museum of Natural History and Science and the Cinergy Children’s Museum, and special exhibits. Call 287-7025.

Health care

American Diabetes Association – Seeks volunteers in its area office located downtown for clerical support, filling requests for educational materials from phone requests, data entry, special events support and coordinating the Health Fair. Call 759-9330. American Heart Association – Volunteers needed to assist with the American Heart Association’s cause campaigns, Power to End Stroke, Go Red For Women, Start!, and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Assignments include clerical work, event specific duties and community outreach. Contact the American Heart Association at 281-4048 or e-mail Bethesda North Hospital – has openings for adult volunteers in several areas of the hospital. Call 865-1164 for information and to receive a volunteer application. Captain Kidney Educational Program – Needs volunteers one or more mornings or afternoons a month during the school year to educate children in first through sixth grades about kidney function and disease. Training provided. Call 961-8105. Clermont Recovery Center – Needs volunteers to fill positions on the board of trustees. Clermont County residents interested in the problem of alcohol or drug abuse, especially persons in long-term recovery and their family members, are encouraged to apply. Contact Barbara Adams Marin, CQI manager and communications coordinator, at 735-8123 or, Kim King, administrative assistant at 735-8144. Crossroads Hospice – Seeking volunteers to assist terminally ill patients and their families. Call 793-5070. Destiny Hospice – is seeking caring and compassionate people to make a difference in the life of a person living with terminal illness. No special skills or experience needed; simply a willingness to help provide comfort and support. Orientation is scheduled to fit the volunteer’s schedule. Opportunities are available throughout the Cincinnati, Middletown and Butler County area. Contact Anne at 554-6300, or Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care – is seeking volunteers in all Greater Cincinnati communities. Evercare provides care for those facing end-of-life issues and personal support to their families. Volunteers needed to visit with patients and/or assist in administrative and clerical tasks. Volunteers may provide care wherever a patient resides, whether in a private home or nursing facility. Call 1-888-866-8286 or 682-4055. Heartland Hospice – is seeking people with an interest in serving ter-

minally ill clients and their families. Volunteers are needed for special projects such as crochet, knitting, making cards and lap robes, as well as making visits to patients. Training is provided to fit volunteers’ schedules. Call Jacqueline at 731-6100, and Shauntay 8315800 for information. Hospice of Southwest Ohio – Seeks volunteers to help in providing hospice services, Call 770-0820, ext. 111 or e-mail Hoxworth Blood Center – Hoxworth is recruiting people to help during community blood drives and blood donation centers in the area. Positions include: Blood drive hosts, greeters, blood donor recruiters and couriers. Call Helen Williams at 558-1292 or The Jewish Hospital – 4777 E. Galbraith Road, Kenwood, needs adult volunteers to assist at the front window in the pharmacy and also to assist with clerical duties, sorting patient mail, etc. They also need volunteers to assist staff in the family lounge and information desk and a volunteer is also needed in the Cholesterol Center, 3200 Burnet Ave., to perform clerical duties. Shifts are available 9 a.m.7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Volunteers receive a free meal ticket for each day he or she volunteers four or more hours, plus free parking. Call 686-5330. The hospital also needs adult volunteers to assist MRI staff and technologists at the reception desk of the Imaging Department in the Medical Office Building, located across from the hospital at 4750 East Galbraith Road. Volunteers are also needed to assist staff in the family lounge and at the information desk in the main hospital. Shifts are available Monday through Friday. Call 686-5330. Wellness Community – Provides free support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones. Volunteers needed to work at special events, health fairs, bulk mailings and other areas. Visit and click on “volunteer” to sign up. Call 791-4060, ext. 19.


Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati – Seeking volunteer campaign assistant to plan workplace employee giving campaigns and campaign project support volunteers to assist with campaigns. Call 475-0475 or e-mail No experience necessary – Seeking volunteers to help with autism program based on the book “SonRise” by Barry Neil-Kaufman. No experience necessary. Call 2311948. Sayler Park Community Center – is looking for volunteers to help with youth instructional sports and art classes between 2-6 p.m. weekdays. Volunteers need to be at least 18 years of age and a police check is required. Contact 9410102 for more information. SCORE-Counselors to America’s Small Business – A non-profit association seeking experienced business people to counsel others who are or wish to go into business. Call 684-2812 or visit Tristate Volunteers – For adults of all ages, supporting some of the best-known events in the area. Call 766-2002, ext. 4485, visit or email U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary– The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary supports the U.S. Coast Guard (MSD Cincinnati) in Homeland Security, marine environmental protection, radio watch standing and Marine events, such as Tall Stacks and the WEBN Fireworks all without pay. They also teach Ohio Boating Safety, boating/seamanship and give free boat safety checks per the Ohio, Kentucky or Indian regulations. To volunteer, call 554-0789 or e-mail Youth In Planning – Teen volunteers needed for network project to inform communities about public planning. Visit or e-mail


Meals on wheels – Seeks volunteers to deliver meals for Sycamore Senior Center’s program in the Loveland, Blue Ash, Indian Hill, Montgomery, Sycamore Township, Symmes Township and West Chester areas. Call 984-1234 or 686-1013. To volunteer in Mount Washington or Anderson Township, call 474-3100.

Social Services

American Cancer Society – Seeks volunteers for office help, assistance in resale shop, new recruits for the Young Professionals group, Relay For Life team captains, cancer survivors to help with support groups and more. Call 1-888ACS-OHIO.


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