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Springdale tries to build on 13% rate By Kelly McBride

SPRINGDALE — City Council has discovered that it is average in its recycling habits through the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. A district representative outlined an update to the county’s 15year solid waste management plan, which is reviewed every five years. Holly Christman told city council that the update is similar to the current plan, maintaining a mission to reduce the reliance on landfills through reduction, reuse and recycling. “We will continue our popular programs,” she said of residential recycling options, including hazardous waste dropoff, TV and computer drop off, and yard waste dropoff programs. Springdale’s current rate of recycling is 13 percent, which Christman said is average for Hamilton County. That means 13 percent of waste collected from Springdale is recyclable. Christman told council members there’s no method to determine how many residents recycle, but “you probably have a lot of residents participating to get that number.” Christman said the county had discovered that residents were largely unaware of the many programs offered through Solid

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Princeton High School honored its Top Ten seniors at the eighth annual ceremony. KELLY MCBRIDE/THE COMMUNITY PRES

Princeton Top 10 announce colleges Academic achievers in spotlight By Kelly McBride

Princeton High School’s top 10 students have announced their college choices during a ceremony that has been expanded to include military commissions. The eighth annual Top Ten Signing, held at the school April

dents recognized, as well. “They announce where they’ve been admitted so younger kids can see what options they have,” Beischel said, “to see what options they have, what they selected and why.” The Top Ten students and the colleges they’ve chosen are: » Antoine Buisson, Ohio State University; » Holly Grender, Tulane University; » Heather Steineman, Ohio State University;

Council considers aggregation Goal: Eliminate billing confusion By Leah Fightmaster

Springdale has a recycling rate of 13 percent. KELLY MCBRIDE/THE

27, was attended by students, their families, college representatives and members of the Princeton staff. College and Career Counselor John Beischel compared the Top Ten to similar athletic ceremonies. “This year, we have 17 kids announcing athletic commitments, and that’s the genesis of it,” Beischel said. “We were doing this with our athletic kids, and as an academic institution, we should have our top 10 stu-

After confusion with the endorsement program, Evendale council decided to proceed with possible energy aggregation. Administrative Assistant to the Mayor Jack Cameron said the village has a couple of options with its energy supply. He said they have a “do-nothing” option, which means the village will remain in its current twoyear endorsement agreement, with energy rates at 6.19 cents

per kilowatt hour. Another option would be to enroll the village in a certification process with Duke Energy Retail Services, lock in a lower price and, at the end of the 90day certification, choose to either stay in the endorsement agreement or aggregate, Cameron said. “We can remain what we’re in if something happens,” he said. “We’re not locked into Duke Retail forever.” He added that until the village signs the papers authorizing the opt-out aggregation agreement, residents enrolled in the endorsement will remain in it. Since energy rates

dropped earlier this year after the village signed the endorsement agreement, Cameron said he thought the rate would be lower than six cents, but possibly ”about 5.50 or a little higher.” If the village decides to aggregate its energy, all endorsement participants and Duke Energy customers will be funneled into the program, but will have the option to opt out. Council also gave the authority to Mayor Don Apking to lock in a lower energy rate because he will have about 24 to 48 hours to agree to that specific rate. See COUNCIL, Page A2

» Claudia Saunders, Stanford University; » Valeta Brown, Washington University (St Louis); » Vincent Mazzone, Ohio State University; » Brian Myers, Denison University (Ohio); » Amy Nguyen, University of Cincinnati; » Jenna Kufeldt, Anderson University (Indiana); and » Mark Barger, Ohio State See COLLEGES, Page A2

Art Show draws near The 27th annual Wyoming Art Show will take place May 20. The event, at the corner of Worthington Avenue and Springfield Pike, takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. More than 150 regional fine arts exhibits will participate in a competition. The awards total more than $4,900 in cash prizes, including $500 for best of show. Artwork also will be available for sale during the show. The annual event includes food, music, free parking and activities for children. Admission is free.


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University. “They are an inspiration for our younger students,” Beischel said, “and it’s bragging rights for parents. “They worked their tail off for four years,” he said. “They earned it.” The students represent three military branches:


» Yahshem Hicks, Army; » Marc Mootoo, Marines; and » Joel Turner, Air Force. “Those are kids that are making a commitment that’s extraordinary,” Beischel said. “This is pretty special. “I have a respect for young kids that make that kind of commitment,” he said of the three students. “This is a pretty special group of kids making a special commitment, and they deserve to be recognized.” For more about your community, visit


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signed after Evendale’s endorsement agreement. Duke Energy Retail Services also experienced a glitch, which caused many of its customers to receive conflicting messages or inaccurate billing. Councilman John Ranz said he urges residents to check their bills because of the billing glitch, and Schaefer said the situation “is becoming the biggest headache.”

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If Evendale decides to aggregate, it will have to do so with Duke Energy Retail Services. Cameron said the aggregation agreement would mirror the endorsement’s term length, and would be valid through the end of 2013. The consideration to aggregate resulted from other communities in the area receiving lower energy rates as a result of aggregation, which were

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BRIEFLY Pillich office hours

State Rep. Connie Pillich will be holding open office hours from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 21, at Java Glaze, 400 W. Benson St., Reading. Pillich has open office hours twice a month at different locations throughout her district, where residents can come to discuss issues and ideas with her. All are welcome.

Evendale bike rodeo Saturday

Evendale police officers are not just concerned about vehicle safety when it comes to transportation

in the village. Co-sponsored by the Evendale Recreation Department, the department is offering its third annual bike rodeo May 19, from 10 a.m. to noon at the recreation center, 10500 Reading Road. Police officers set up orange cones and guide kids through, teaching bicycle safety, said David Nichols, director of the Evendale Recreation Department. Officers also check bikes and helmets for safety problems, and share tips for safe riding. Nichols said kids can register before, but the event is open to anyone.

It will take place rain or shine, and will be in the parking lot in front of the recreation center. If the weather is inclement, the rodeo will move to the gymnasium, he added. Nichols said Walmart has donated two bikes, one boy’s and one girl’s, to be raffled off to kids who participate. He said he did not know if Walmart will donate bikes this year, but he hopes it will. “Our hope every year is that more kids become involved,” he said.

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Waste Management. “We are going to commit more advertising dollars to let them know these free programs are available,” she said. “We will meet all state goals,” Christman said of efforts to achieve a 25 percent residential and business rate of recycling, along with a 66 percent industrial rate. “We will continue to meet and exceed those goals,” she said. Christman explained that the programs are funded through fees generated through waste disposal at landfills. For every ton of waste deposited at a landfill, the county receives $1. If it comes from outside Hamilton County, that fee rises to $2. Springdale City Council voted unanimously to support the update, joining several other Hamilton County communities: Sycamore Township, Madeira, Symmes Township, Reading and Cincinnati.

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Wyoming couple definition of resourceful Walk through the door of 506 Wyoming Ave. and be enthralled. This is the address of ART (Art Resource Team), and any who appreciate color, texture and unique designs will love the variety. Paintings, mobiles, hand-made jewelry, ceramics and custom framing treat the eye. Inez Baird and her husband, Tony, opened their Wyoming gallery in the fall of 2009, but have been in business for 12 years. ART is a certified Minority Business Enterprise member. The charming couple lives in Wyoming with their 14year-old-son, who is in the eighth-grade. To say they are art consultants doesn’t quite tell the tale. The Bairds market to architecture and designs firms as well as high-end businesses. You can see the results of their expertise throughout the West Chester Medical

Center building. They work all over the nation. They are also residential consultEvelyn ants, so if Perkins you have a COLUMNIST room or rooms that you just aren’t sure how to pull together, ART will do it for you. “It is so cool to be around so many different pieces at one time,” she said. Inez is an only child, who married an only child and their son is an only child. Of mixed heritage, Inez was born in Baton Rouge, LA, and adopted when three days old. On a continual search for her birth parents, she has heard that her birth maternal grandfather was a world renowned artist, but doesn’t know in what genre. Her adoptive mom

is from Virginia and dad is from Maysville, KY. Retired from the Army and the cities of Cincinnati and Springdale, he works full-time for the IRS. She feels she gained a strong work ethic from him. Mom was in the Army, too. The Louisiana accent is charming, and Inez says she lapses back into it occasionally. This retail gallery assists local artists to be seen so as to increase our knowledge of what talent is available near us. Whenever the gallery hosts art openings for local and regional artists, Inez completely changes everything in the store and wine and cheese is served. During Groovin’ on the Green, they participate by remaining open in the evenings. Usual hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. TuesdayFriday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. They are closed Sunday and Monday, but you can visit them on the web at anytime. Tony is the IT man transmitting information

via high tech. Inez and Tony work with at least 100 artists directly and provide poster, print and framing resources. They know great glass and steel artists and can do commissions.

"We do what’s right for your space rather than try to sell you from our own inventory. You can actually save money through a consultant, because they have resources with the artists,” Tony said.

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Glendale a Tree City USA for 16th year

Glendale is celebrating Sweet 16. That’s how many years the village has earned the national honor as a Tree City USA community. The award, from the Arbor Day Foundation, celebrates Glendale’s commit-

ment to urban forestry. “We all benefit when communities like Glendale place a high priority on planting and caring for trees, one of our nation’s most beautiful resources,” John Rosenow, chief executive and founder of the Arbor Day Foundation, said in a statement. “Trees shade our homes




and add beauty to our neighborhoods, and they also provide many environmental, economic and social benefits. “We applaud Glendale’s elected officials, volunteers and citizens for providing vital care for its urban forest.” Glendale Mayor Ralph Hoop said the village's trees are among its most attractive tributes. "Residents returning to the Village after a trip away feel like they've been embraced by the arms of Glendale when they enter the overarching tree cover," Hoop said. "If you view a Google Earth picture of our area, you will see the outline of Glendale as a heavily wooded area surrounded by a sea of urban development."

On April 20, the Arbor Day Foundation recognized 37 southwest Ohio cities, villages, and townships as Tree City USA communities. Among them was the Village of Lockland which received the award for the 25th consecutive year. Created in 1976, the Tree City USA award originates from the Arbor Day Foundation, an organization dedicated to tree planting, conservation and the promotion of community forestry. Amberley Village hosted the 2012 Tree City USA Awards Program at the Mayerson JCC in Amberley Village. The title of "Tree City USA" was bestowed upon each community for its ongoing efforts to maintain and improve the quality of life through a concentrated street tree management program. Participating communities must establish a tree board or department to carry out a tree care program, enact a community tree ordinance to provide direction, fund the community forestry program with an annual budget of at least $2 per capita and celebrate Arbor Day with a community ceremony and mayoral proclamation.

Glendale has been named a Tree City USA, the 16th year the village has received the award. KELLY MCBRIDE/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

In 2011, Glendale: » Gave away more than 400 blue spruce and river birch seedlings to residents; » Provided a program for purchase of large-caliper trees at a discount for residents; » Planted more than 54

trees in the village, along with a dozen in honor of children born in Glendale in 2011. The Tree City USA program is sponsored bythe Arbor Day Foundation, the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service.

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Seven Hills students nab scholarships

Maddie Mullins, Jordan Hall, Jack Mumper and Gavin Osborne work together to assemble their baskets. THANKS TO ANN FALCI



o bring Easter cheer to housebound residents, second-graders at St. Nicholas Academy crafted prayer baskets. Each basket was made out of paper, with flowers, candy and the all-important green Easter grass. Each flower represented prayers said by the class for the recipients. Parents delivered the baskets to parishioners of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, St. John, and Holy Trinity.

St. Nicholas Academy second-graders Ashleigh Pyles (Deer Park), Abbi Shomaker (Norwood), Riley Finan (Evendale) and Trey Adleta (Reading) fill their baskets with Easter candy. THANKS TO ANN FALCI

Receiving Hauck Scholarships in math and science are, from left, Bethany Buck, Sara Johnson, Andrew Ligeralde and Pearce Kieser. THANKS TO SUSANNA MAX summer enrichment program. "The Hauck Scholarships are an outstanding opportunity to recognize the hard work and dedication that many of our students demonstrate in math and science," said Chris Garten, Head of School. "We are proud of this field of skilled problem solvers."

A finished basket. THANKS TO ANN FALCI

Ursuline hosts Chilean students Ursuline Academy hosted six students from Villa Maria Academy in Santiago, Chile. This is the fourth year that Ursuline has participated in the exchange program with Chile. While here, the Chileans attended classes, participating in conversation sessions with Spanish II and III students, and introducing the Ursuline community to their country, school and city through PowerPoint presentations. Each of the Chileans stayed with her Ursuline host-sisters' family where they continue to learned more about everyday life in Greater Cincinnati. Their itinerary included field trips to local attractions such as the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Freedom Center, the University of

MADISONVILLE — Several Seven Hills School students recently received the 2012 Frederick Hauck Scholarship in math and science. This year's winners from the Middle School are sixth-graders Natalie Choo, of Sycamore; Michael Barresi, also of Sycamore; and seventh-grader Calvin O'Brien, of Sharonville. Upper School students receiving awards are ninth-grader Pearce Kieser, of Walnut Hills; 10thgrader Andrew Ligeralde, of Montgomery; 11th-grader Bethany Buck, of Loveland; and 11th-grader Sara Johnson, of Columbia Tusculum. World-renowned nuclear scientist and philanthropist Fredrick A. Hauck established the Hauck Scholarships at Seven Hills in 1983 to recognize students who are demonstrating outstanding achievement and commitment in mathematics and/or science. Winning students entering grades nine through12 receive a one-year scholarship of $1,000 to be applied to their 2012-2013 school tuition at Seven Hills. Winning students entering grades seven and eight receive a grant of $250 to be applied toward tuition in an approved

Cincinnati, Fountain Square, Cincinnati Music Hall, the Contemporary Arts Center, Carew Tower, Findlay Market and a dance performance at the Aronoff Center. "The goals of the academic exchange are manifold: students wish to improve their language skills (English and Spanish), both schools strive to improve international understanding through cultural and historical immersion, getting to really know one another through living in the heart of a family, school, and community. Generally the Academic Exchange results in lifelong friendships and continuing travel and understanding between families, schools and cultures," Ursuline Spanish teacher and foreign exchange program

coordinator Lynda HoffmanJeepsaid. Ursuline host sisters were junior Cate and sophomore Lauren Brinker of Anderson Township (hosting Maria Jesus Kipreos); junior Kristin and sophomore Erin George of Mason (hosting Manuela Ortega); freshman Rebeecca and junior Stephanie Hagedorn of Springfield Township (hosting Valentina Leichtle); junior Emily Holmes of Loveland (hosting Camila Parker); junior Kelly and freshman Maura Kopchak of Sycamore Township (hosting Carolina Costa), and sophomore Emily Pellot of Mason (hosting Francisca Venegas). In June, 12 Ursuline students and two faculty members will travel to Santiago for two weeks to reciprocate the exchange.

Seven Hills School students Michael Barresi, left, Natalie Choo and Calvin O'Brien are recipients of Hauck Scholarships for math and science. THANKS TO SUSANNA MAX

St. Gabriel students pray the steps at Holy Cross-Immaculata Church in Mount Adams. THANKS TO LAURA HENDY

St. Gabriel students pray church steps Ursuline students and their Chilean exchange “sisters” include, from left: front, Chilean students Carolina Costa, Maria Jesus Kipreos, Francisca Venegas, Camila Parker, Valentina Leichtle and Manuela Ortego; middle, Maria Hale (Fairfield), Shelby Breed (Loveland), Marcella Grow (Mason), Erin Yonchak (Liberty Township), Carly McCain (Milford), Sanda Mullin (Mason), Haley Johnson (Milford), Kelly Kopchak (Sycamore Township) and Hannah Mehrle (Liberty Township); back, Maddie Kennard (Loveland), Alicia Lang (West Chester Township), Lauren Williams (West Chester Township), Liz Bender (Montgomery), Megan Darlington (Mason), Abby Hellmann (Hyde Park) and Diana Suarez (Mason) THANKS TO MARIANNE LANG

Saint Gabriel Consolidated School’s seventh- and eighthgraders took advantage of a beautiful spring day to enhance their Lenten journey by praying the steps at Mt. Adams’ Holy Cross-Immaculata Church, a locally known tradition. Organized by eighth-grade religion teacher Mary Jo Eggenberger and supervised by the other seventh- and eighth-

grade teachers, everyone, rosary in hand, prayed the steps and concluded this experience with a tour of the church and a lecture about the origins of the church, the tradition of praying the steps, and the significance of the role the church plays in the life of the city of Cincinnati. Students found the experience to be a profound opportunity to give witness to their faith.


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Wyoming sophomore Michael Montgomery prepares to launch the ball for the Cowboys. THANKS TO ROD APFELBECK



» Sharonville’s Ryan Ferrell threw Seven Hills’ first perfect game during the Stingers’ 14-3 win over Middletown Christian May 10. He struck out 13 in the effort. Seven Hills plays Fayetteville-Perry in the sectional finals May 16 » Wyoming beat Wilmington 4-3 May 10. Max Kadish improved to 4-3 with the win. Wyoming plays Norwood in the sectional finals May 17. » Moeller beat Northwest 11-1 in five innings. Brian Burkhart improved to 7-1 with the win. The Crusaders

WYOMING — With just two seniors plus a pair of sophomores and four freshman, coach Ted Plattenburg’s Wyoming Cowboys finished second to powerhouse Indian Hill in the Cincinnati Hills League tennis standings. Their only league loss came to the Braves April 26. Before and after that defeat came some tough scheduling to toughen the squad up for the rigors of the postseason. “We lost six guys last year, so we were trying to figure out how to put it all together,” Plattenburg said. “We have a lot of talent. Frankly, the kids just improved from the first match through the difficult matches I put them through.” The Cowboys were 7-6 overall this spring (4-1 CHL). Based on the state rankings, they faced five of the top eight teams. “We found a couple of different lineups that allowed us to compete at a very high level,” Plattenburg said. “It’s a great bonus for them that they didn’t fold under the schedule we set up way back in October.” Leading the squad at first singles was senior Luke Prather. “Last year he played third singles and second doubles,” Plattenburg said. “Luke was close to the guys he usually is close to. He won a crucial match at the end of the season at Walnut Hills after being down in the first set.” Sophomore Michael Montgomery missed the first four weeks of the season with an injury before settling into second singles. Third singles went to a freshman, Will Carter. Inserting underclassmen into a non-league match against

Sophomore Nik Plattenburg returns a shot for Wyoming. Plattenburg has recently teamed with freshman Myles Bourbon in doubles. THANKS TO ROD APFELBECK No. 2-ranked Columbus Academy (5-0 loss on April 20) is essentially baptism by fire. “It’s a matter of them understanding where they are and how good they are,” Plattenburg said. “If I can do that, that sets the platform for them to compete.” Ted Plattenburg did revisit an old idea this spring by combining freshman Myles Bourbon with his sophomore son Nik Plattenburg. A year ago, their older brothers Mason Bourbon and Gustav Plattenburg made a deep run in the tournament at doubles. Bourbon/Plattenburg 2.0 is under way. “They’re new and getting the idea of playing together,” Plattenburg said. “Obviously, it’s two different kids. The first match we tried that was at Columbus Academy, and they went three sets with a very good No. 1 doubles team.” Along the way, the tandem hit some speed bumps, but they’ve got a head start in trying to

match what their older siblings accomplished. Likewise, some experimenting was done by having another team leader, senior Alex Mangas, team up with freshman Jeremy Smucker in doubles. Prior to the sectionals at the ATP Center, Plattenburg’s message to his team was to ignore the opponents’ resume. “We take what we get,” he said. “At the end of the day, it’s just another match, and you’ve got to go out and compete.” Unfortunately, the Cowboys came up short and were unable to advance out to districts. “We had a couple that went three sets and kids were just fighting.” Plattenburg said. “That’s what you want, for kids to be tested. They weren’t embarrassed, bottom line.” Will Carter, Myles Bourbon and Jeremy Smucker prepare for next year as sophomores, with Nik Plattenburg and Mike Montgomery coming back as juniors.


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» Princeton catcher Emily Roper’s sixth inning solo-home run made all the difference as the Vikings edged out Northwest 1-0 May 7. The game proved to be a pitchers’ duel that featured only one run and nine total hits. Princeton starter Emma Ficke (6-15) scattered four hits en route to a complete-game shutout, while Northwest sophomore Abby Hines (7-14) scattered only five hits in the loss. The Vikings season ended with a 14-4 loss to Mason May 9.

Wyoming baseball celebrated Senior Day on May 7. The Cowboys were near the top of the CHL standings all spring. From left are Chris Campbell, Jack Meier, Josh McRae, Adam Crider, Andy Dickson, Adam Chalmers and Max Kadish. THANKS TO ROD APFELBECK


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SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS British soccer camp

The program in Wyoming will be conducted at the Wyoming Recreation Center, 9940 Springfield Pike, Wyoming. Challenger’s new 10,000 touches coaching syllabus provides a daily regimen of foot-skills, moves, juggling, tactical practices and daily tournament play. Teams are also welcome to attend and receive a week of focused instruction to prepare them for the fall season – Team Camp Rates are available .

Evendale Recreation Department and Wyoming Recreation Soccer will host the week-long British Soccer Camp the week of June 11-15. The camp will run Monday through Friday at Field No. 2 Evendale Recreation Department, 10500 Reading Road. Each child will be coached by a member of Challenger’s team of 1,100 British soccer coaches flown to the USA exclusively to work on these programs.

Each camper will receive a free Soccer Camp T-Shirt, a free Soccer Ball, a free Giant Soccer Poster and a personalized Skills Performance Evaluation. In addition, any child who signs up online at least 45 days prior to camp will receive a genuine British Soccer Replica Jersey (value $39) – Space is limited. Contact Grant Leckie at: 407-6739, or e-mail:

SIDELINES Swim lessons

Swim team signups

Springdale Parks and Recreation is accepting swim lesson registration. A variety of dates and times are available to resident and non-resident children ages 3 to 12. Call the Springdale Community Center at 346-3910.

Terrell Dailey exults as he crosses the finish line of the 4 x 400 meter relay at the CHL Track Championships at Mariemont May 11. Terrell and his 4 x 400 teammates, Clifford Ngong, Nate Johnson and Chase Guggenheim, clinched the league championship for the Wyoming boys' track team with their first-place finish in the final event of the meet.


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Girls track and field

» At the GMC Championships May 11, Princeton’s girls finished third. Senior Claudia Saunders took first in the 400-meter dash, as well as the 100- and 300-meter hurdles In relays, the 4x400 team took the top spot, while Cayla Carey took first in the long jump. » At the CHL Championships May 11, Wyoming took first place on the heels


Boys track and field

» At the CHL Championships May 11, Wyoming took first place. Jalen Fox took runner of the year honors after taking first in the 100- and 200-meter dashes.

Senior Seth Gold earned the top spot in the 3,200-meters. In relays, the 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 teams took first.

Division Division II II Tournament Tournament May May 11-14 9-12 18-21 Division I Tournament May 16-19


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» @MikeDyer: Princeton sophomore guard Kelsey Mitchell made all-tournament team in Nike Boo Williams Tournament, according to the family » @CoachHancock: Ashland and Tiffin stopped by Wyoming High School (May 9).


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Editor: Dick Maloney,, 248-7134


Combating unscrupulous practices We’ve all seen their ubiquitous television commercials the for-profit colleges that market heavily to military families. What’s the problem? Veterans and military families have complained they have been defrauded and misled by for-profit schools that target their GI education benefits. Federal student financial aid accounts for up to 90 percent of for-profit college revenues. Some for-profit schools spend more on recruiting than on instruction. A U.S. Senate study of 15 of the largest publicly traded for-profit educational companies found they spent a combined $3.7 billion annually on market-

ing and recruiting. The study also revealed for-profit schools on average have lower success rates than traditional nonprofit public and private colleges. Among those who enrolled at 10 of the largest for-profit chains in 2008-2009, 54 percent had quit by 2010. President Obama spoke to young soldiers at Fort Stewart, GA. Addressing fraudulent marketing and recruiting practices, the president said, “they don’t care about you ... they care about your cash... They’re trying to swindle and hoodwink you.” Pointing out what he called “one of the worst examples,” Obama said a for-profit college

recruiter enrolled Marines with brain injuries who couldn’t even remember what courses they had signed up for. “That’s Richard appalling, that’s Schwab COMMUNITY PRESS disgraceful.” What’s the GUEST COLUMNIST solution? President Obama has signed an executive order adding new protections for military service members. Plans to trademark the term “GI Bill” will help prevent the current deceptive military-

A good month to consider becoming a foster parent Ever thought of being a foster parent? This might be the month you take that step. The rewards are great. You might help a young person go on to be a great academic, artist, athlete, attorney, actor, accountant or architect. You might be the reason someone, some day, proudly says, “I am where I am because of my foster parent.” What a great legacy. May is national Foster Parent Month. Maybe you need a special month to spur you to action. Maybe the events we have planned this month will give you the opportunity to ask questions you have been meaning to ask. If so, we welcome you. We have about 850 foster children in this county on any given day. They need people like you. Being a foster parent is tough work. You will be asked to fall in love with a child who is likely to return to their biological family. That is a tough task. But somehow, we always find special people willing to do it. Increasingly, those foster parents are in locations outside our county. Currently, 40 percent of our foster children reside in homes outside Hamilton County. Not only have they been

taken away from their families, but they have moved away from their friends, schools and support systems. Moira Weir We would COMMUNITY PRESS love to have GUEST COLUMNIST families in every community we serve. We get more than 5,000 reports of abuse and neglect each year, so we need multitudes of families in each community. If you are interested, here are events where you can learn more: Everyday Heroes, a foster parent-recruitment collaborative, is distributing thousands of light blue bracelets and blue and yellow ribbons to commemorate the month. Contact collaborative members: JFS, Beech Acres, Lighthouse Youth Services, Pressley Ridge, SAFY, The Buckeye Ranch, NECCO, St. Joseph Orphanage, St Aloysius Orphanage and 211 United Way of Greater Cincinnati. Everyday Heroes will host a live web chat on Wednesday, May 16, to answer questions about foster care. The chat is scheduled for 11 a.m. to noon.

Join by clicking a link posted on prior to the start. The annual “Butterflies and Blue Ribbons” event will be held at Krohn Conservatory on May 23. The event is an opportunity to show appreciation for current foster parents and to distribute information to those considering foster parenting. The event, from 3 5 p.m., will feature a free tour of the Butterfly Show at 4:30 p.m. Channel 9 is hosting an Everyday Heroes recruitment phone bank on Wednesday, May 30. Those considering foster parenting can chat with experts during the evening news. There are approximately 500,000 foster children nationwide. Studies show they are more likely to drop out of school, become teen parents, suffer mental health or substance abuse issues, resort to violence and end up in prison. But, with your help, they have a much better chance of some day standing in front of a crowd and saying, “I am where I am today because of my foster parent.” Moira Weir is the director of Hamilton County Job and Family Services and a Hyde Park resident.

themed websites that appear to be government-run or connected to the GI Bill benefit system. The VA and DoD will be required to improve oversight of improper recruiting practices. Holly Petraeus (wife of David Petraeus, the four-star general and current CIA director) is the assistant director of the recently created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. She has been charged with helping the military and their families make better informed decisions concerning financial products and services. The CFPB will serve as a centralized complaint system for military/veterans. This year voluntary, next

year required, schools will participate in the “Know Before You Owe” program. A system that allows students to calculate the true cost of tuition and fees. The Student Veterans of America Association has applauded the president’s executive order. Look what can be accomplished when Congressional dysfunction isn’t in the way. Richard O. Schwab was formerly associate head of school, and middle school head, Cincinnati Country Day School. He is neighborhood team leader, Glendale Organizing For America Community Team (


Village Council meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the village offices, 10500 Reading Road; phone 563-2244. Web site:


Glendale Village Council meets the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, 80 E. Sharon Ave.; village offices, 30 Village Square; phone 771-7200. Web site:

Hamilton County

Commissioners – meet at 11 a.m. every Wednesday in Room 605 of the County Administration Building, 138 E. Court St., downtown. The next meeting is Wednesday, May 23. Call 946-4400. Educational service center governing board – meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 11083 Hamilton Ave. The next meeting will be Wednesday, May 16. Call 742-2200. Regional planning commission – meets at 12:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the County Administration Building, eighth floor, 138 E. Court St., downtown. The next meeting will be Thursday, June 7. Call 9464500.


Council meets the second and last Tuesdays of each month at 7 p.m. at the municipal building chambers, 10900 Reading Road; phone 563-1144. Web site:


Council meets the first and third Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the municipal building chambers, 11700 Lawnview Ave.; phone 346-5700. Web site:

Princeton City School District

Princeton Board of Education: 25 W. Sharon Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45246; phone 864-1000. Web site: The Princeton Board of Education meets the second Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in room 524 at Princeton High School, 11080 Chester Road.


Council meets every third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in council chambers in the municipal building, 800 Oak Ave.; phone 821-7600. Web site:

Wyoming City School District

Wyoming Administrative Center, 420 Springfield Pike, Wyoming, OH 45215. The board of education meets at 7:30 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at the district administration building, 420 Springfield Pike, Suite A, 45215; phone 7722343. Web site:

CH@TROOM May 9 question What do you remember about your high school or college graduation? What advice would you give to this year’s college graduates?

“If you want to be able to get a decent job, have health care options and not be taxed beyond belief for being one of the achievers, if you want to have some of what our founding fathers fought so hard for, then the best advice is, vote!” L.D.B. “The best recollection was my graduation from XU in '69. Commencement speaker was George McGovern. I have no recall of what he said, but I really enjoyed my parents getting their shorts in a bind for XU allowing that 'commie' to speak. He was my hero then and now. He was right then and still is.” J.Z. “It was in June, 1944 – a month

NEXT QUESTION Should Ohio eliminate its state income tax? Why or why not? Every week Tri-County Press asks readers a question they can reply to via email. Send your answers to tricountypress@community with Chatroom in the subject line.

and year we will never forget. It was after the ceremony at Music Hall our graduation robes deposited back home that we went to Beverly Hills Night Club. Ted Lewis was the featured attraction and after the chorus lines, band playing and comics he came on and gave the show of his life. His famous song, 'Me and My Shadow' with his young understudy acting as the shadow, brought the house down and many encores followed. What an evening, or morning I should say, because this was after midnight, way into the wee hours of the morning. “On our way home decided to entertain our English teacher by



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singing many songs to her outside her home and the ending with the school’s fight song. It was many years later that she told me she was on her knees looking out the window at us and laughing until tears came to her eyes. “After some breakfast where I don’t remember our dates brought us home and it off to la-la land. Tired but filled with memories. And thinking what lay ahead of us, especially those boys who rose to the call of colors and went on to fight, some not to return. It was a sad time but we came through it – memories and all.” M.D.D. “I graduated in the spring of 1992 when the economy was in the midst of the George H. Bush recession so it wasn't until the following spring after Clinton was elected that our consultancy began to see any upswing and it wasn't until about two years later that the economy finally was in a recovery mode.

“Therefore the circumstances of the market were very similar to now. I would tell graduates not to be too picky about taking a job in their field. If you can find a job in your field of study, take it. Employers have a lot of candidates and they don't like to be told you'll consider the job. If offered at the interview take the job and start as soon as you can. “Find the cheapest housing in the safest neighborhood you can. Not a time to be spending a lot on living expenses. If you have a college car, keep driving it. Start immediate contributions to a 401K or an IRA. “Also, many companies will hire graduates on a contract basis, sometimes just shy of 40 hours so they can avoid paying benefits. Evaluate seriously your stance on the new health care bill. Once the reality of purchasing individual health care is presented many will realize what a necessity it is to have the universal health care option. “Those that are lucky enough

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to be hired on at salaried positions be prepared to work a lot of unpaid overtime. Most companies will use new employees to stay late and be the drivers of the business with regular hour directions from long-term, senior employees. “Finally, be as accommodating to the company and your fellow employees as you can be. Consider social life, outside of work interests and free time to be way down the list of priorities once you start working. I.P. “Take pictures! With today's digital cameras it should be oh, so easy compared to my graduation. Movies would be better but they're harder to arrange and pose. Take the time or have a friend, parent or sibling get lots of candid shots of you and all those wonderful people who will be there for your special occasion. You will not regret it.” R.V.

Tri-County Press Editor Dick Maloney, 248-7134 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.



Claudia Saunders and Elijah Andrews celebrate after being named Princeton High School prom queen and king. THANKS TO JED CONDOR



A crowded dance floor at the Princeton prom. THANKS TO JED CONDOR



rinceton High School’s 2012 prom was May 5 at the Sharonville Convention Center’s Northern Lights Ballroom, with “Northern Lights” as the theme. Claudia Saunders and Elijah Andrews were crowned queen and king of the prom. After prom was at Princeton High School.

Princeton High School's 2012 Prom Court, from left: front, Maya Donaldson, Bailey Dwyer, Jenna Kufeldt, Claudia Saunders, Elijah Andrews and Shauntay Johnson; back, Phillip Boone, Joe Boggs, Andy Dunn, DeAirus Young and Miranda Woedl. THANKS TO JED CONDOR

Miranda Woedl and Elijah Andrews bask in the glow of being members of the Princeton prom court. THANKS TO JED CONDOR

Bailey Dwyer and Julie Rasfeld enjoy their evening at the Princeton prom. THANKS TO JED CONDOR

Jenna Kufeldt and Andy Dunn, members of the Princeton prom court. THANKS TO JED CONDOR

Princeton prom court members Shauntey Johnson and Trey Watkins. THANKS TO JED CONDOR

Katherine Vaaler, Geovanny Esquivel, Tony Lornn and Michelle Tran take a break from dancing at the Princeton prom. THANKS TO JED CONDOR

Princeton prom-goers wear glow-in-the-dark necklaces as part of the prom's "Northern Lights" theme. THANKS TO JED CONDOR

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His area of research focuses on the Civil War and Reconstruction, to be more specific the American South. Published five books about different aspects of the Civil War.

Bailey Dwyer and Joe Boggs are introduced as members of the Princeton prom court. THANKS TO JED CONDOR

Shedding light on Ohio during the Civil War and Ohio’s unwavering support for the Union. Program discuss’ Ohio’s unwavering support for the Union. Revealing just how divided the state was politically during this turbulent time in American history. Shadow Wars defined Ohio during and after the Civil War

Heritage Village Museum

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513-563-9484 | Hamilton County Park Pass Required: $3/day or $10/year

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tion. 346-3910. Springdale.

Art Exhibits

Karaoke and Open Mic

Epiphany, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sharonville Fine Arts Center, 11165 Reading Road, Experimental, mixed-media exhibit by Nancy Gamon, local artist. Works explore moments of insight, both mystical and commonplace. Free. 554-1014; Sharonville.

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

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

Business Seminars Implementing an Effective Desktop, Mobile Device and User Support Process, 7:309:30 a.m., Full Service Networking, 9987 Carver Road, Learn about how to proactively manage desktops and various mobile devices while implementing an effective user support system, enabling you to focus your undivided attention on executing your organization’s strategic IT initiatives. For IT professionals. Free. Registration required. 782-4208; Blue Ash.

Civic Hamilton County Park District Board of Park Commissioners Meeting, 1 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Free. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.

Exhibits First Ladies of Fashion Exhibit, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, 11450 Lebanon Road, Featuring 14 gowns on loan from Frankenmuth Historical Association, exhibit has been traveling country to give viewers more insight into the lives of former First Ladies. Exhibit continues through June 17. $2. 563-9484; Sharonville. Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, 11450 Lebanon Road, National traveling exhibition examines Lincoln’s life, accomplishments and legacy. Organized by Gilder Lehrman Institute, exhibition goes beyond public images of Lincoln to focus on evolution of his beliefs and his impact on the nation. Exhibit continues through May 27. $2. 563-9484; Sharonville.

Health / Wellness Women’s Health Week, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Thirsty Thursday. Daily events promote women’s health. Ages 18 and up. $20. 985-0900; Montgomery. Lifeguard Training For New Lifeguards, 5-9 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Through May 21. 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Monday. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. SaturdaySunday. $325-$350. Reservations required. 985-0900; Montgomery.

Home & Garden Hot Kitchens and Cool Baths Seminar, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Neal’s Design Remodel Gallery, 7770 E. Kemper Road, Project consultants and designers discuss trends in kitchen and bath design. Light fare provided. Free. Presented by Neal’s Design Remodel. 489-7700; Sharonville.

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

On Stage - Comedy Nate Bargatze, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, $8-$12. 984-9288; Montgomery.

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

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Family friendly. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 800-0164. Montgomery. Women’s Separation/Divorce


The 5K Walk to Wellness and Spring into Health Fair is 8:45 a.m.-noon Saturdya, May 19, at Glenwood Gardens, 10623 Springfield Pike. The Walk begins at 10 a.m. An untimed 5K walk in the park. 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. The walk Benefits The HealthCare Connection. Cost is $25. Registration is available online. The walk is presented by The HealthCare Connection. Call 483-3081 or visit AMIE DWORECKI/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Support, 7-9 p.m., Comprehensive Counseling Services Inc., 10999 Reed Hartman Highway, Gain comfort, strength and empowerment to move forward with your life. Led by licensed social worker. $35 per two-hour session. Registration required. 891-1533. Blue Ash. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Book discussion group. Open to everyone who desires healthy loving relationships. Family friendly. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 673-0174. Blue Ash.

Rudino’s Pizza and Grinders, 9730 Montgomery Road, Duo Show. 791-7833. Montgomery.

On Stage - Comedy Nate Bargatze, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$12. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Recreation Pickup Basketball, 10:30 a.m.noon, TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Men and women ages 25 and up. $15, free members. Through Dec. 28. 985-0900; Montgomery.



Art Exhibits

Art Exhibits

Blossom II: Art of Flowers, Noon-5 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, Second in on-going series of national traveling exhibitions of artworks depicting and interpreting flowers of all kinds. Juried exhibition is sponsored by Susan K. Black Foundation and David J. Wagner LLC. Free. Presented by Greenacres Foundation. 891-4227; Indian Hill. Epiphany, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sharonville Fine Arts Center, Free. 554-1014; Sharonville.

Epiphany, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sharonville Fine Arts Center, Free. 554-1014; Sharonville.

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

Cooking Classes Healthy Cooking Classes, Noon-1:30 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Peachy Seiden discusses nutrition and health while preparing two delicious, simple and easy meals. Ages 18 and up. $30. Registration required. Through Dec. 8. 315-3943; Silverton.

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

Exercise Classes

AquaStretch, Noon-1 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Involves being stretched by trained instructor in shallow water with 5-10 pound weights attached to body. Price varies. Registration required. 985-0900. Montgomery.

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



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

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

Health / Wellness

Home & Garden

Women’s Health Week, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, Friday Facials. $20. 985-0900; Montgomery. Mobility Awareness Month Spring Fling Disability Open House, 11-6 p.m., M.C. Mobility Systems, 10691 Reading Road, Ask manufacturers questions, get minor service adjustments, watch product demos, get disability resources, see new products including the premiere of the new 2012 Hondas and Chrysler models. Free food and drinks, and enter to win over $400 in giveaways. Free. 4698220; Evendale.

Hot Kitchens and Cool Baths Seminar, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Neal’s Design Remodel Gallery, Free. 489-7700; Sharonville.

Exercise Classes

Music - Acoustic Waiting on Ben, 7-11 p.m.,

Music - Acoustic Generation Gap, 7:30 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, Free. 2479933; Montgomery.

On Stage - Comedy Nate Bargatze, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$12. 984-9288; Montgomery.

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

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Runs/Walks 5K Walk to Wellness and Spring into Health Fair, 8:45 a.m.-noon, Glenwood Gardens, 10623 Springfield Pike, Walk begins at 10 a.m. An untimed 5K walk in the park. 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. Benefits The HealthCare Connection. $25, $20 advance by May 4. Registration available online. Presented by The HealthCare Connection. 483-3081; Woodlawn.

Shopping Silverton Block Watch Association Yard Sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Silverton Municipal Building, 6860 Plainfield Road, Rain date: May 26. Music, food, split-thepot and raffles. $30 per booth; free for shoppers. Presented by Silverton Block Watch Association. 936-6233; Silverton.

Special Events Civil War Weekend, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, 11450 Lebanon Road, Civilian re-enactors demonstrate Civil War fashion, games, entertainment and more. Civil War battles, 2 p.m. each day. $7, $4 ages 5-11, free ages 4 and under. 563-9484; Sharonville. I Hear Music Best, 3 p.m., Rhinos Live, 11473 Chester Road, Hosted by national and local celebrities. To register send the presenter a bio, CD/DVD of performance and mail check or money order to organization. $200 choirs, $150 group or solo artist. Registration required. Presented by I Hear Music In The Air. 247-0205; Sharonville. I Hear Music in the Air - Urban Soul Cafe, 5-7:30 p.m., Rhinos Live, 11473 Chester Road, $10 per person. Presented by I Hear Music In The Air. 742-5483; Sharonville.

SUNDAY, MAY 20 Benefits Hospice of Cincinnati and Fernside Summertime Classic, 5:30-9 p.m., Kenwood Country Club, 6501 Kenwood Road, Dinner event, $50. Twoday event features dinner and various auctions Sunday and golf outing Monday. Benefits Fernside Center for Grieving Children. Registration required. Presented by Bethesda Foundation Inc. Through May 21. 8651621; Madeira.

Education Let My People Know: Community Day of Learning, 1-6 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Presentation by Dr. Hal M. Lewis,

nationally acclaimed keynote speaker, 10 workshops and special reception recognizing Nancy Klein, Cincinnati’s founding Melton School director. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

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

On Stage - Comedy Nate Bargatze, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$12. 984-9288; Montgomery.

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

Schools College Caravan, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Trip to Ohio State University. Tour campus and get real story from current students. Includes lunch. Ages 9-12. $50, $36 members. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

Special Events Civil War Weekend, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, $7, $4 ages 5-11, free ages 4 and under. 563-9484; Sharonville. I Hear Music in the Air Legends Ball, 6 p.m., Crowne Plaza Cincinnati North Hotel, 11320 Chester Road, Honorees: Pastor Donnie McClurkin receiving the Music Ministry Award, NAACP receiving the Service Award, and the Tuskegee Airmen receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award. Music by Brian Courtney Wilson. $60 per person. Reservations required. Presented by I Hear Music In The Air. 247-0205; Sharonville.

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

Dining Events Association for Affordable Great Food and Wine: Wine Dinner, 6:30 p.m., InCahoots, 4110 Hunt Road, Four-course dinner paired with four wines. Ages 21 and up. $40. Reservations required. Presented by The Wine Store. 984-9463; Blue Ash.

Health / Wellness Living the Gluten Free Lifestyle, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Evendale Cultural Arts Center, 10500 Reading Road, Easily prepared gluten free foods with tastings. Each class features daily meal with additional classes that deal with child friendly foods and the challenge of baking. Five classes in all offered as follows: breakfast, lunch, dinner, kid friendly and baking. $60 five-week session, $13 per class. 563-2247; Evendale.

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

Religious - Community Making Love Last a Lifetime, 7-8:30 p.m., Church of the Saviour United Methodist Church, 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Biblical perspectives on love, marriage and sex. For singles, engaged people and married couples who want to pursue keys to helping develop a healthy, satisfying and successful marriage. DVD eight-week study by Adam Hamilton. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 791-3142; Montgomery. The Reform Movement and the Vietnam War, 7:30-9 p.m., Valley Temple, 145 Springfield Pike, Sam shares research for his Rabbinic Thesis where he discovered the way the Movement preached and advocated about the War in Vietnam. Look at sermons and work of Social Action arms of movement. Ages 18 and up. Free. 761-3555. Wyoming.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23 Art Exhibits Epiphany, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sharonville Fine Arts Center, Free. 554-1014; Sharonville.

Business Seminars

Hospice of Cincinnati and Fernside Summertime Classic, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Kenwood Country Club, Golfing event, $200. Registration required. 865-1621; Madeira.

Easy Ways to Minimize Plan Compliance Risks and Control Costs, 8:30-10 a.m., Kenwood Country Club, 6501 Kenwood Road, Dinsmore’s Bill Freedman and Ben Wells along with First Financial Bank’s David Chrestensen for panel discussion and analysis of why your qualified plan may not, in fact, be so qualified. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Dinsmore & Shohl. 977-8200; Madeira.

Exercise Classes

Cooking Classes

Pilates Plus, 6:50-7:50 p.m., Springdale Community Center, 11999 Lawnview Ave., Unique system of strengthening and stretching exercises through slow, mindful and purposeful movements. $5. Presented by Springdale Parks and Recrea-

Kid’s Healthy Cooking Classes, 4-6 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road. Ages 11-14. $40. Registration required. 315-3943; Silverton.

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Bran muffin batter can be kept in refrigerator When the kids were younger and something went haywire in their lives, Rita they would Heikenfeld wonder why. I RITA’S KITCHEN would say “there’s a reason for everything.” Those are what we call “teachable moments.” Well, the same thing happened to me yesterday at suppertime. I asked my husband, Frank, if we had gas in the grill since I had a nice flat iron steak thawed out. The answer was “yes,” so he took the steak out to the grill. Then the answer got switched to “no.” We were out of gas. I didn’t want to use the stovetop grill pan (too messy) so I used the broiler. Oh my gosh, the steak turned out perfect. And I can’t tell you how long it’s been since I broiled any kind of meat. Now I’m a fan of broiling again. So even when you’re older, there are still teachable moments.

Broiled flat iron steak

I’ve mentioned before how much I like this cut of meat. It has the tenderness of beef tenderloin and the beefy flavor of chuck, since it is part of the chuck. This method

works for flank steak as well. Score steak with knife on both sides. Rub with olive oil, then rub in a bit of garlic on each side. Season with salt and pepper. Broil 4 inches under broiler, about 6 minutes or so on each side for medium.

so best grown in a container. Mint keeps ants away. Spearmint is sweeter and more mild than peppermint. Thyme: A pretty border herb. Deer generally stay away from areas where thyme is grown. Oregano: A few wet oregano sprigs, placed on grill before grilling red meats, may help block carcinogens that form. Savory: The bean herb, it helps you digest beans. An ingredient in salt-free herb blends. Rosemary: Good for memory and contains anti-cancer antioxidants. In our area, it is hardy to about 15 degrees outside, so bring indoors in winter.

Always-ready refrigerator bran muffins The batter can be kept 2-3 weeks in the refrigerator. Next time I make the batter, I’m going to use part whole wheat flour. My batter lasted two weeks before I used it up. Not a real sweet muffin. I love having this batter on an as-needed basis. 3 cups whole bran breakfast cereal (not flakes) 1 cup boiling water 1 cup brown sugar, packed 1 stick butter 3 large eggs 2½ cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 2 cups buttermilk (I used whole buttermilk) 1½ teaspoons vanilla Extra sugar for sprinkling on top (raw sugar is good) optional

Add water to cereal and stir until cereal is moistened. Set aside. Cream brown sugar with butter until smooth. Add eggs and beat until light. Stir in flour, baking soda, salt,

Update: Brown Hotel Hot Browns

The batter for these bran muffins can be kept in the refrigerator and baked on an as-needed basis. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD. buttermilk and vanilla until blended. If not baking at once, transfer to container, cover and refrigerate 2-3 weeks. When ready to bake, spoon mixture, about ¼ cup for each muffin, into buttered or sprayed muffin tins, filling 2⁄3 full. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 15-20

minutes or so until golden. Variations: Sprinkle one tablespoon of any of these over each muffin before baking: Chopped dried fruit, blueberries, chocolate chips, nuts or a combination of two.

Planting herbs

You can plant different kinds of herbs together in

the same container as long as they have the same soil, water and light requirements. Flavors of sweet and savory herbs do not transfer. Basil: Plant basil next to your tomatoes for better tasting, healthier tomatoes. Basil helps keep flies and mosquitoes away. Mint: Really invasive,

The original recipe contains 1 quart whipping cream. I understand now the recipe can be made with 2 cups, if you like. Someone asked if they could substitute milk. Yes, half-amd-half, whole or regular milk would work fine. The sauce won’t be as rich, so you might want to add a bit more flour.

Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.




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Jeffrey Moore, a student at Cincinnati State’s Midwest Culinary Institute, earned a third-place finish in the recent Chaine de Rotisseur regional competition in Indianapolis. PROVIDED

Student third in culinary contest Jeffrey Moore, a student at Cincinnati State’s Midwest Culinary Institute, earned a third place finish in the recent Chaine de Rotisseur regional competition in Indianapolis. Moore, a Blue Ash resident, was one of 10 competitors in the Jeune Comis (Young Chef) portion of the event. To qualify for the Indianapolis regional competition, Moore in November had won a cookoff involving young chefs in the Greater Cincinnati area. Each competitor in the Indianapolis event faced an identical challenge. He or she was given a “market basket” containing a few key ingredients, and were given four hours to design and prepare a three-course meal to serve four people using those ingredients. The first such competition was organized in 1977 in Switzerland to support and promote future young chefs by giving them the opportunity to demonstrate their skills. Competi-

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RELIGION Pastor Josh is leading a Sunday morning adult forum series on selected articles from “The Lutheran” monthly publication. The six weeks’ series includes topics such as “Sabbath,” “Ten Trends to Watch” and “Blessings or Privileges” and will conclude Sunday, May 27. Visitors are welcome to join the group for the 9:45 a.m. forum. The church is participating in the Feinstein Challenge to fight hunger. Donated food and money given to the Challenge will help raise money for antihunger agencies, including the local Northeast Emergency Distribution Services. The Women’s Bible Study is studying the Book of Samuel. The eight-week study is a part of the Book of Faith Series. The women meet on Wednesdays 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Childcare is provided and guests are welcome. Sunday worship services are at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. with programs for all ages at 9:45 a.m. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288,

Brecon United Methodist Church

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


FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH 8580 Cheviot Rd., Colerain Twp 741-7017 Gary Jackson, Senior Pastor Sunday School (all ages) 9:30am Sunday Morning Service 10:30am Sunday Evening Service 6:30pm Wedn. Service/Awana 7:00pm RUI Addiction Recovery (Fri.) 7:00pm Active Youth, College, Senior Groups Exciting Music Dept, Deaf Ministry, Nursery


Wyoming Baptist Church

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

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


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


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


Faith Lutheran LCMC

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

Sunday School 10:15

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

www. 513-522-3026

1553 Kinney Ave, Mt. Healthy

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

Pastor Todd A. Cutter

Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS 5921 Springdale Rd

Rev. Milton Berner, Pastor

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

Classic Service and Hymnbook


is next to the church. The church is at 7388 E. Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 489-7021.

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

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

Summer children’s weekday program is 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Register online at Register for vacation Bible school at Morning VBS is 9:30 a.m. to noon, June 25-29; and evening VBS is 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 6-10. The rummage sale is coming from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. May 31, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 1. Making Love Last a Lifetime small group study begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, and lasts eight weeks. Register online at The annual craft show is recruiting vendors to buy space at the show. Register at . Adult Sunday School Classes: » Encounters Class–11 a.m. (Room 12). "31 Christians Everyone Should Know” by Mark Galli and Ephesians by Max Lucado. Kirk Page facilitates the class. » Explorer Class–9:40 a.m. (Chapel). "World Religions: An Indispensable Introduction” by Gerald R. McDermott. If you want to learn about the world’s religions but you feel overwhelmed, this short and easyto-read introduction is what you’ve been waiting for. » Seeker Class–9:40 a.m. (Room 12). Max Lucado’s book, “Facing Your Giants: The God Who Made a Miracle Out of David

Stands Ready to Make One Out of You.” » Upper Room Class–9:40 a.m. (Conference Room). Study and discussion uses The Upper Room Disciplines 2012. You are welcome at any time to join the discussion. Adult classes and small groups: You are invited to register on-line for any of the classes or small groups below at » ”Making Love Last a Lifetime: Biblical Perspectives on Love, Marriage and Sex” by Adam Hamilton—Tuesdays, May 22-July 10 (7 p.m.). Singles, engaged people, and married couples who want to pursue keys to helping develop a healthy, satisfying, and successful marriage. » Wednesday Morning Study with Pastor Doug—10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Room 2) Join us as we read and discuss “Dangerous Wonder” by Michael Yaconelli. Contact Pastor Doug (791-3142) for more information or to obtain a book for this study. Join us when you can for a time of learning and fellowship. Register on-line for any of the week-



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United Methodist Church 10507 “Old” Colerain Ave (513) 385-7883 Rev. Mark Reuter Sunday School 9:15am Worship 10:30am - Nursery Available

Community Lighthouse Church of God

Join the church for outdoor singing from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 19. Sunday services are 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday service is 7 p.m. The church is at 4305 Sycamore Road, Sycamore Township; 984-5044.

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

Save the dates for Vacation Bible School: Thursday, July 19 through July 22. The theme is “SKY: Where kids discover that everything is possible with God.” Jawin’ with John is back. Bring wine and cheese and speak with Father John in an informal setting. Upcoming dates are from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Fridays, May 25, and Thursdays, May 31. The St. Barnabas Youth Choir practices following Holy Communion at the 9:30 a.m. service and ends promptly at 11:15 a.m. All young people are welcome. The St. Barnabas Band practices from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sundays. The band is seeking a sound person and will provide

Sharonville United Methodist Church

There is a traditional service at 8:15 a.m. at 9:30 a.m. there are study groups and Sunday school classes for all ages and at 11 a.m. a service of a blend of contemporary and traditional styles of worship. Members of the youth group will be walking in the Free Store Foodbank Hunger Walk at 9 a.m., Monday, May 28. The walk takes place at Sawyer Point. They hope to have sponsors who will help them reach their goal of $500 for the Food Bank. The Letters of John study group, led by Pastor Tad Grover, is a follow-up to the Gospel of John study and will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays through May 23. The Diabetes Support Group will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 17. This will be a time to ask

questions and share informatin with fellow members who have been dealing with diabetes as well as those newly-diagnosed. Plans are being made for the annual Vacation Bible School the week of June 17. The theme is “SKY–Everything is Possible with God.” Canines for Christ continues to have training sessions for dogs at 10 a.m. on Saturday mornings. All dog owners are welcome. It is a wonderful experience to see what a comfort their visits are to nursing homes, hospitals and hospices. A bereavement group meets for lunch on the first Thursday of the month. Serendipity Seniors meet for lunch on the fourth Thursday of the month. Visitors and guests are welcome at all services and events. The church is at 1751 Creek Road, Sharonville; 563-0117;

Sycamore Presbyterian Church

Join us in worship at 8:45 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School for age 3 to grade 12 meets at 10:45 a.m. Childcare is available in the nursery during the 9:45 and 10:45 services for infants through age 2. Weekly adult study opportunities are also offered. Details on these and other programs can be found on the church website calendar or by calling the church office. Sunday, May 20, is Choir Sunday. Come to the 8:45 a.m. or 10:45 services to enjoy a special musical presentation featuring the Chancel Choir with orchestra. The concert will explore the theme, “Living the Christian Life.” Top-rated Sycamore Presbyterian Pre-school is now enrolling 2012-2013 school year. The church is at 11800 MasonMontgomery Road, Symmes Township; 683-0254;


“Small enough to know you, Big enough to care”


day classes above. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242; 791-3142;

on the job training. The next meeting of the St. Barnabas Book Club is 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 6, in the library. The group will discuss the novel “My Father’s Paradise” by Ariel Sibar. An Intercessory Healing Prayer Service is held the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. A Men’s Breakfast group meets on Wednesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. at Steak N Shake in Montgomery. Ladies Bible Study meets on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. at the church. Friends in Fellowship meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:15 p.m. for a potluck dinner at the church. A Bereavement Support Group for widows and widowers meets the second and fourth Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday worship services are 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The church is at 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 984-8401; .

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

8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 "Roadblocks In A Believers Path: Overcoming Depression"

PRESBYTERIAN Church By The Woods

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

Sun Worship 10:00am Childcare Provided 3755 Cornell Rd 563-6447 ............................................

Nursery Care Provided

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

Taiwanese Ministry 769-0725 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 513-931-5827 Sunday School 8:45 - 9:45am Traditional Worship 10:00 - 11:00am Contemporary Worship 11:30 - 12:30 Nursery Available. Handicapped Accessible. "Come as a guest. Leave as a friend".

Sharonville United Methodist

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

3751 Creek Rd.


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



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

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

Don’t miss’s Metromix Stage at Taste of Cincinnati 2012! Along with a great band lineup, there will be more than 40 restaurants gathered along 6 blocks of 5th Street in downtown Cincinnati Memorial Day Weekend: Saturday and Sunday, May 26 & 27, Noon – Midnight and Monday, May 28, Noon – 9pm. Cost is FREE! Before you go, don’t forget to download your Taste of Cincinnati App, coming soon for your iPhone & Android! Create your agenda for the day by browsing menu & drink items with a map of booth locations and entertainment schedules! It’s a must have for Taste of Cincinnati 2012!

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

Saturday, May 26th

Sunday, May 27th

1:00 - 2:00 2:30 - 3:30 5:30 - 6:30 6:30 - 7:30 7:30 - 9:00

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

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

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Arts program sponsors Princeton students Participate in CSO Youth Chamber

In the quest to develop the next generation of talented musicians in the Cincinnati area, the Queen City Chapter of The Links Inc. national Signature Arts Program, “Classics through the Ages,” is sponsoring, in part, the Cincin-

nati Symphony Youth Orchestra Nouveau Chamber Players. The players are from Princeton high and middle schools, the School for Creative and Performing Arts and Mariemont High School. The program, “Sound Discoveries: Music for Career,” is made possible by The Corbett Educational Endowment. CSYO is comprised of

African-American middle and high school string students who audition to be a part of the program. Once in the program, they have several commitments to meet including performing, practicing and attending local workshops to broaden their knowledge of classical music. As an outcome of the program, the students learn valuable performance experience, life-

long professional skills and earn community service credits. The group is in high demand and regularly receives rave reviews “We were honored to be treated to several pieces of music in a recent General Body meeting,” said Guinette Kirk, president of the Queen City Chapter of The Links. “Although the weather outside was cold and rainy, we were filled with warmth and comfort listening to the inspirational sounds.” “Their Winter Recital at Zion Baptist Church on Feb. 18 was a wonderful ex-

pression of the diversity of music that the CYSO Nouveau Chamber Players can perform,” she said. The span of music ranged from the traditional “Amazing Grace” to the soulful Rhumba to some classical sonatas and concertos. The Queen City Chapter of The Links, Incorporated was chartered on May 28, 2005, with the village of Lincoln Heights and surrounding communities as its primary service area. One of 272 chapters in cities in 42 states across America and around the globe, including: Honolulu,

Hawaii; Anchorage, Alaska; Nassau, The Bahamas; Frankfurt, Germany, and, Johannesburg, South Africa, the Queen City Chapter has 39 members. Internationally, The Links, Incorporated programs provide enrichment experiences and encompass five programmatic areas: The Arts, National Trends and Services, Services to Youth, International Trends, and Health and Human Services. For more information about the Queen City Chapter of The Links, visit

Jerry Withkowski Luthier, Tamaiya Wilson, Alexandria Sloan-Harper, Link Aurelia Candie Simmons and Allyssa Early-McCullam attend a Queen City Links workshop THANKS TO LYNNETTE HEARD

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JCC Golf Classic & Tennis Open June 7 Classic and Tennis Open begins with a continental breakfast from 7:15 a.m. to 8 a.m., casual lunch at 11:45 a.m., and, new this year, the choice of two golf scrambles at 8am or 1:15 p.m., with a shotgun start. The all new Tennis Open begins at 1 p.m. The dinner reception and raffle drawing begins at 6 p.m. Attendees have the option to participate in all the activities or solely the evening reception. For sponsorship information, to register for golf or tennis or to volunteer at the outing, contact Betsy Singer-Lefton at the JCC at (513) 761-7500 or visit

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“Let My People Know,” an afternoon of Jewish learning, explores modern day issues through the prism of Judaism at the Mayerson JCC Sunday, May 20. The JCC is at 8485 Ridge Road, across from the Ronald Reagan Highway. The afternoon begins at 1 p.m. and includes workshops, speakers and conversation. Dr. Hal M. Lewis will deliver the keynote address, “What’s Trending for Today’s Jews?” at 1 p.m. The afternoon also offers two learning sessions, each with five workshops from which to choose. Advance registration is requested. For more information or to register in advance for “Let My People Know,” call the JCC at (513) 761-7500 or visit

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The Mayerson JCC is honoring the 1966 World Champion Flame Club Basketball Team and coach Rod McKinley at the 18th annual JCC Adams Golf Classic and Tennis Open Thursday, June 7, at Losantiville Country Club. The JCC is honoring the 1966 Flame Club that won the Pan American Maccabiah Games in Sao Paulo,

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Chester Road, April 26. Anthony Clark, 48, 9428 Jonathon Lane, operating vehicle intoxicated at Kemper Road, April 23.



Brett Roberts, 30, 5717 Sierra Park, Cincinnati, warrant for failing to pay fines and cost owed to Mayor’s Court, April 29.

Burglary TVs valued at $1,000 removed at 565 Concord Lane, April 28. Criminal damaging Window damaged at 4112 Stonecreek Way, April 26. Window damaged at 4020 Hauck Road, April 25. Vehicle damaged at 12018 Tramway Drive, April 27. Disorderly conduct Reported at 10619 Plainfield, April 23. Domestic violence Reported at Bridalpath, April 24. Theft Reported at 12000 Mosteller, April 27. Counterfeit $100 passed at 11755 Mosteller, April 30. Gift cards of unknown value removed at 2225 Sharon Road, April 23. Tools valued at $220 removed at 4084 Sharon Park Lane, April 24. Theft, criminal damaging Tarp of unknown value removed at 1 Freightliner Drive, April 24.


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SHARONVILLE Arrests/citations Adam Jackson, 24, 242 Steelchase, operating vehicle intoxicated at 3850 Hauck Road, April 29. Steven Bauer, 26, 5537 Eula Ave., possession at 11620 Chester, April 29. Chaz Jerels, 24, 8420 Curzon, possession at 2301 Sharon, April 29. Erin Kalahtzoglou, 18, 9314 Bridgecreek Drive, drug abuse at 3254 E. Kemper Road, April 24. Joseph Bryant, 24, 1901 Rolling, possession at 3850 Hauck Road, April 28. Patrick Henry, 29, 14 Kitchen, drug abuse at 4026 Hauck Road, April 28. Quanisha Dubose, 28, 1964 Lotus Hill Drive, operating vehicle intoxicated at 10900 Crowne Pointe Plaza, April 28. Tyler Williams, 18, 79 Waverly Ave., carrying concealed weapon at 11029 Dowlin, April 26. Jaleishannon Lattimore, 18, 1614 Morimer Court, complicity at 12085 Lebanon, April 26. Jeiara Lattimore, 19, 1614 Morimer Court, theft at 12035 Lebanon Road, April 26. Tony Buary, 42, 7430 Fairpark, criminal damaging at 11457

SPRINGDALE Arrests/citations Allison Klausing, 28, 436 Brookfield, driving under the influence at 41 I275, April 22. Megan Hazelrig, 22, 3810 Edwards Ave., theft, obstructing official business at 11700 Princeton Pike, April 23. Lionell Rogers, 20, 5585 Leafwood Drive, drug abuse at 11700 Princeton Pike, April 25. Lionell Rogers, 20, 5585 Leaf-

wood Drive, drug abuse at 11700 Princeton Pike, April 25. Lionell Rogers, 20, 5585 Leafwood Drive, drug abuse, sale to minor at 11700 Princeton Pike, April 25. Angie Carter, 33, 226 Wayne St., abusing harmful intoxicants, April 25. Daniel Oshea, 35, 646 Pedretti, disorderly conduct at 300 Kemper Road, April 25. Macia Haake, 46, 7708 Harrison Ave., open container at 11804 Springfield, April 25. Juvenile female, 13, theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, April 25. Juvenile female, 14, theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, April 25. Catlin Knight, 24, 226 Ireland Ave., theft at 300 Kemper Road, April 26. Thomas Hayden, 26, 12060 Lawnview, driving under the influence at I 275, April 27. Miesha Howard, 22, 5285 Orchardridge, theft at 300 Kemper Road, April 27. Francisco Perez-Linares, 36, 50 Princeton Square Circle, felonious assault at 12109 Audie Court, April 29.

Incidents/investigations Assault Reported at 1045 Chesterdale, May 1. Breaking and entering Attempt made at 119 Silverwood, April 16. Burglary Residence entered at 208 Dean Drive, April 23. Residence entered and jewelry and cash valued at $5,345 removed at 945 Tivoli Lane, April 27. Criminal damaging Rock thrown through window at 1014 Chesterdale, April 28. Domestic

Reported at Silverwood, April 29. Forgery Attempt made to pass fraudulent check at 495 Kemper Road, April 25. Fraudulent check passed at 161 Northland Blvd., April 27. Theft Merchandise of unknown value removed at 11700 Princeton Pike, April 23. Airbags valued at $800 removed from vehicles at 33 Kemper Road, April 24. Pieces of freezer removed at 322 Northland Blvd., April 26. Circuit breakers of unknown value removed at 505 Kemper Road, April 26. Vehicle removed at 11452 Springfield Pike, April 26. Vehicle entered and DVD player of unknown value removed at 12064 Springfield Pike, April 28. Vehicle entered and DVD player of unknown value removed at 12064 Springfield Pike, April 28. Fraudulent charges of unknown value removed at 6495 Atlanta Highway, April 30.

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. This information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Evendale, Chief Niel Korte, 563-2249. » Glendale, Chief Dave Warman, 771-7645 or 771-7882. » Sharonville, Chief Mike Schappa, 563-1147. » Springdale, Chief Mike Mathis, 346-5790. » Wyoming, Chief Gary J. Baldauf, 821-0141. from a driveway, Oregon Trail, April 9. Two unlocked vehicles entered, I-Pod and change taken, Hickory Hill Lane, April 10. Theft from unlocked vehicle $10 in change, Burns Avenue, April 15.



Incidents/investigations Property damage Vehicle driver side window busted out and pry marks located on driver's side window pillar, Hickory Hill Lane, April 12. Theft Resident advised a Union Savings Bank laptop bag was taken from his unlocked vehicle overnight. Inside bag was a work HP Pro book 6550b laptop and $500 cash in side pocket with miscellaneous paperwork, Euclid Avenue, April 4. Ryobi cordless trimmer taken

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Unlocked vehicle entered and items taken, Burns Avenue, April 15. Troy Built push mower taken from rear yard overnight, Pendery Avenue, April 16.

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DEATHS Opal P. Easterling

Opal P. (nee Reeves) Easterling, 78, of Sharonville died May 4. Survived by children Julie Easterling-Cremeans, Timothy Easterling and David Easterling; granddaughter, Kimberly Meyer; sister, Jewel Turpin; nieces and nephews Rebecca Kemplin, Darlene Kemplin-Jones, Sherri Turpin, Sandy Turpin, Sarah (Janie) Reeves, Joyce Norris, Bruce Reeves and Steve Reeves; ex-husband and friend, Fearl Easterling; and adopted grandchildren Stacy Hutson, Melissa Koetter, Brooke Zuzow and Lindsay Hill. Preceded in death by siblings Ruby Kemplin and Roger Reeves; parents May and Clifford Reeves; and son-in-law, Frank Meyer. Services were May 8 at Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home, Evendale. Memoriasl to: Blue Ash Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.


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JUST 49 DAYS UNTIL THE JAW-DROPPING OPENING CEREMONY OF 2012 WORLD CHOIR GAMES. Wednesday, July 4th, 7 p.m. U.S. Bank Arena The 2012 World Choir Games will be the greatest musical-cultural event in the history of Cincinnati USA and the spectacular Opening Ceremony is just around the corner. Hundreds of choirs from six continents will take part in the pageantry. There will be thrilling performances, including nine-time Grammy Award winner Kirk Franklin singing the Official Song of the 2012 World Choir Games, as well as performances by the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and May Festival Chorus. Order now for the best available seating. For tickets visit or call (513) 977-6363.

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