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L OVELAND L OVELAND HERALD 75¢ WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015 BECAUSE COMMUNITY MATTERS Your Community Press newspaper serving Loveland, Miami Township, Symmes Township Vol. 96 No. 47 © 2015 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED News .......................... 248-8600 Retail advertising .............. 768-8404 Classified advertising ......... 242-4000 Delivery ........................ 576-8240 See page A2 for additional information Contact us EDIBLE LEAVES 7A Rita shares some crystal clear spring ideas VISIT US ONLINE Find local news at Cincinnati.com AT WARDS CORNER 513-583-8900 520 Wards Corner Rd Loveland, OH 45140 www.allaboutkidslc.com/wardscorner T I M E T O W A R M U P . T H I N K S U M M E R C A M P ! ! ! ! ! ! Pick up a calendar to learn about our FUN trips!!!!! CE-0000610619 EXCITING CAMP ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES!!!!!! CALL 583-8900 AND ASK FOR DETAILS. A Yale University garden yields fresh food for the hungry in Loveland. Not exactly, but that’s where Alex O’Brien saw the garden that inspired him to build a gar- den to help Loveland Inter Faith Effort feed the poor. “We were on a college visit to Yale for my brother,” Alex said. He was going into eighth-grade and his brother Mike was going to be a high school sophomore at Cincinnati Hills Christian Acad- emy. “We were taking a tour of the campus and we saw a garden there. I thought wow, that’s pretty cool.” So cool that Alex started growing some herbs and toma- toes in a home garden. His dad, an avid gardener, helped him get started. The family used them for salads and with family meals. It wasn’t long before he thought expanding the garden would be a good idea. As an eighth-grade student, Alex told Randy Brunk, head of CHCA, about his garden. “I sent him a letter about my plans, what I envisioned; maybe we could get something started up at the school,” O’Brien said. “He told me he grew up on a ranch. He did a lot of farming and is a pretty avid gardener himself.” Brunk knew a lot and they partnered up to set the project in motion. O’Brien wanted a gar- den on the grounds of the school to grow fresh produce for the poor. A blue print was created with the help of Kevin Savage, head of environmental science at the school, and Wes Duren, whose father owns Marvin’s Or- ganic Gardens. O’Brien‘s dad said they didn’t just ask about plans for the immediate future. “It was ‘what should we do forever,’” Tom O’Brien said. “What should this garden be long term?” Alex O’Brien can’t direct the project forever. They got a lot of teachers involved including Savage, middle school Principal Kris Gilbert and CHCA alum Wes Duren. They approved plans to build the garden on a large plot of ground next to the middle school, between there and the elementary school. Brunk was a guide for O’Brien. “He’s been helping me along the way, teaching me what I needed,” O’Brien said. “Yeah Mr. Brunk has helped along the building, the construction, get- ting the tools and machines to dig everything out and flatten the areas.” Construction began in Sep- tember 2013 as Alex started his freshman year. Several adults, family, and friends dug posts and hauled in the 100,000 pounds of topsoil and gravel for the eight raised beds. No Bob- cats, it was all done with wheel- barrows and shovels. “It was mostly my dad, me and my brother, and Mr. Brunk,” O’Brien said. “Mr. Brunk did a ton of work.” Kids from the high school Student Organized Service pro- gram and the middle school “ad- visories” groups got involved. They learned how to use a varie- ty of tools. In June, they planted the first crop. Several varieties of beans, corn, tomatoes, pep- pers, kale, broccoli, potatoes, sweet potatoes and herbs like oregano, dill and basil were soon ready for harvest. “It’s an enormous blessing for our clients,” said Linda Bergholz, LIFE director. “The CHCA garden project enables LIFE to offer freshly harvested items grown specifically for our needs.” O’Brien chose LIFE to dis- tribute the fresh produce from the CHCA garden after a chance meeting with the CEO of the Cincinnati Free Store Food- bank during the Hunger Fest 5K run/walk in the city. That’s when he learned LIFE, right in his Loveland boy builds garden for hungry Chuck Gibson loveland@communitypress.com CHUCK GIBSON FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS Alex O’Brien in front of his home garden, currently covered in snow. PROVIDED The first crops in full bloom and ready for harvesting during summer 2014. See GARDEN, Page 2A MIAMI TOWNSHIP — Scene75 Entertainment, a Dayton area attraction named Ohio Maga- zine’s “Best Place for Family Fun” last year, hopes to fill an entertainment void on Greater Cincinnati’s eastside when it opens a new location in Cler- mont County this summer. Although the 90,000-square- foot entertainment venue in Mi- ami Township will be about 15 percent smaller than Scene75 Entertainment’s original loca- tion, it will include the same fea- tures that have made that at- traction popular with all ages since it opened in July 2012, said Jonah D. Sandler, the compa- ny’s chief entertainment offi- cer. “The Cincinnati area seems extremely excited for us to en- ter the market, especially those who have visited the Dayton site,” said Sandler, a Montgome- ry native who graduated from Sycamore High School in 2000. “We can’t wait to open.” The new venue will feature a full-service restaurant, two bars, an indoor electric go-kart track, a two-story laser tag are- na, 18 holes of black light minia- ture golf, more than 100 video and arcade games, a video game theater, six mini bowling lanes, spin bumper cars, two 4-D thea- ters complete with motion seat- ing and special effects, a bounc- ing inflatable arena, a laser maze, private banquet rooms for birthday parties and corpo- rate events, a concession stand and more. “If you look at the east side of Cincinnati, there’s not going to be another facility like it any- where,” said Miami Township Administrator Larry Fronk. Sandler said the original Scene75 Entertainment Center has more than 72,000 fans on its facebook page and attracts hun- dreds of thousands of visitors a year. He added Scene75 Cincin- nati will closely resemble its Dayton counterpart that’s popu- lar with everyone from teens to young families to corporations looking for a place to hold pri- vate parties and do team-build- ing exercises. Work recently began to transform the former KMart store on Old Business 28 into Scene75 Entertainment’s sec- ond Ohio location. The $8 mil- lion to $10 million project within a quarter mile of the I-275 and Ohio 28 intersection calls for re- doing the interior of the former KMart store and creating a new facade. Although Sandler would only say the company hopes to open its Miami Township venue be- tween July and September, Fronk said company officials “would love to open on July 2 be- cause that was the opening day of their facility north of Day- ton.” Because most of the project involves personal property such as equipment and games that the state no longer taxes, the township will not realize tax revenues off the bulk of the new attraction, Fronk said. Howev- er, township officials have said the new entertainment venue should benefit existing Miami Township businesses and at- tract others. Want to know what’s happen- ing in Miami Township? Follow me on Twitter @CindyLSchroed- er. Family fun spot coming to Miami Township THANKS TO JONAH SANDLER Scene75 Entertainment, a popular Dayton area attraction, plans to open a second location in Clermont County’s Miami Township this summer. Cindy Schroeder cschroeder@communitypress.com
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    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015 BECAUSE COMMUNITY MATTERS

    Your Community Press newspaperserving Loveland, Miami Township,Symmes Township

    Vol. 96 No. 47 2015 The Community Press

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    A Yale University gardenyields fresh food for the hungryin Loveland.

    Not exactly, but thats whereAlex OBrien saw the gardenthat inspired him to build a gar-den to help Loveland Inter FaithEffort feed the poor.

    We were on a college visit toYale for my brother, Alex said.He was going into eighth-gradeand his brother Mike was goingto be a high school sophomore atCincinnati Hills Christian Acad-emy.

    We were taking a tour of thecampus and we saw a gardenthere. I thought wow, thatspretty cool.

    So cool that Alex startedgrowing some herbs and toma-toes in a home garden. His dad,an avid gardener, helped himget started. The family usedthem for salads and with familymeals. It wasnt long before hethought expanding the gardenwould be a good idea. As aneighth-grade student, Alex toldRandy Brunk, head of CHCA,about his garden.

    I sent him a letter about myplans, what I envisioned; maybewe could get something startedup at the school, OBrien said.He told me he grew up on aranch. He did a lot of farmingand is a pretty avid gardener

    himself.Brunk knew a lot and they

    partnered up to set the projectin motion. OBrien wanted a gar-den on the grounds of the schoolto grow fresh produce for thepoor. A blue print was createdwith the help of Kevin Savage,head of environmental scienceat the school, and Wes Duren,whose father owns Marvins Or-ganic Gardens. OBriens dadsaid they didnt just ask aboutplans for the immediate future.

    It was what should we doforever, Tom OBrien said.What should this garden belong term?

    Alex OBrien cant direct theproject forever. They got a lot ofteachers involved includingSavage, middle school Principal

    Kris Gilbert and CHCA alumWes Duren. They approvedplans to build the garden on alarge plot of ground next to themiddle school, between thereand the elementary school.Brunk was a guide for OBrien.

    Hes been helping me alongthe way, teaching me what Ineeded, OBrien said. YeahMr. Brunk has helped along thebuilding, the construction, get-ting the tools and machines todig everything out and flattenthe areas.

    Construction began in Sep-tember 2013 as Alex started hisfreshman year. Several adults,family, and friends dug posts

    and hauled in the 100,000pounds of topsoil and gravel forthe eight raised beds. No Bob-cats, it was all done with wheel-barrows and shovels.

    It was mostly my dad, meand my brother, and Mr.Brunk, OBrien said. Mr.Brunk did a ton of work.

    Kids from the high schoolStudent Organized Service pro-gram and the middle school ad-visories groups got involved.They learned how to use a varie-ty of tools. In June, they plantedthe first crop. Several varietiesof beans, corn, tomatoes, pep-pers, kale, broccoli, potatoes,sweet potatoes and herbs like

    oregano, dill and basil weresoon ready for harvest.

    Its an enormous blessingfor our clients, said LindaBergholz, LIFE director. TheCHCA garden project enablesLIFE to offer freshly harvesteditems grown specifically forour needs.

    OBrien chose LIFE to dis-tribute the fresh produce fromthe CHCA garden after achance meeting with the CEO ofthe Cincinnati Free Store Food-bank during the Hunger Fest 5Krun/walk in the city. Thats whenhe learned LIFE, right in his

    Loveland boy builds garden for hungryChuck Gibsonloveland@communitypress.com

    CHUCK GIBSON FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

    Alex OBrien in front of his homegarden, currently covered in snow.

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    The first crops in full bloom and ready for harvesting during summer 2014.

    See GARDEN, Page 2A

    MIAMI TOWNSHIP Scene75Entertainment, a Dayton areaattraction named Ohio Maga-zines Best Place for FamilyFun last year, hopes to fill anentertainment void on GreaterCincinnatis eastside when itopens a new location in Cler-mont County this summer.

    Although the 90,000-square-foot entertainment venue in Mi-ami Township will be about 15percent smaller than Scene75Entertainments original loca-tion, it will include the same fea-tures that have made that at-traction popular with all agessince it opened in July 2012, saidJonah D. Sandler, the compa-nys chief entertainment offi-cer.

    The Cincinnati area seemsextremely excited for us to en-ter the market, especially thosewho have visited the Dayton

    site, said Sandler, a Montgome-ry native who graduated fromSycamore High School in 2000.We cant wait to open.

    The new venue will feature afull-service restaurant, twobars, an indoor electric go-karttrack, a two-story laser tag are-na, 18 holes of black light minia-ture golf, more than 100 videoand arcade games, a video gametheater, six mini bowling lanes,spin bumper cars, two 4-D thea-ters complete with motion seat-ing and special effects, a bounc-ing inflatable arena, a lasermaze, private banquet roomsfor birthday parties and corpo-rate events, a concession standand more.

    If you look at the east side ofCincinnati, theres not going tobe another facility like it any-where, said Miami TownshipAdministrator Larry Fronk.

    Sandler said the originalScene75 Entertainment Centerhas more than 72,000 fans on its

    facebook page and attracts hun-dreds of thousands of visitors ayear. He added Scene75 Cincin-nati will closely resemble itsDayton counterpart thats popu-lar with everyone from teens toyoung families to corporationslooking for a place to hold pri-vate parties and do team-build-

    ing exercises. Work recently began to

    transform the former KMartstore on Old Business 28 intoScene75 Entertainments sec-ond Ohio location. The $8 mil-lion to $10 million project withina quarter mile of the I-275 andOhio 28 intersection calls for re-

    doing the interior of the formerKMart store and creating a newfacade.

    Although Sandler would onlysay the company hopes to openits Miami Township venue be-tween July and September,Fronk said company officialswould love to open on July 2 be-cause that was the opening dayof their facility north of Day-ton.

    Because most of the projectinvolves personal propertysuch as equipment and gamesthat the state no longer taxes,the township will not realize taxrevenues off the bulk of the newattraction, Fronk said. Howev-er, township officials have saidthe new entertainment venueshould benefit existing MiamiTownship businesses and at-tract others.

    Want to know whats happen-ing in Miami Township? Followme on Twitter @CindyLSchroed-er.

    Family fun spot coming to Miami Township

    THANKS TO JONAH SANDLER

    Scene75 Entertainment, a popular Dayton area attraction, plans to open asecond location in Clermont Countys Miami Township this summer.

    Cindy Schroedercschroeder@communitypress.com

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    League of WomenVoters meets April 21

    The Clermont CountyLeague of Women Voterswill host its April meetingat the Milford City Ad-ministration Building at 7p.m. Tuesday, April 21.The meeting will be in theHarry Hodges room on

    the first floor. The speak-er will be Miami Town-ship Chief of Police SueMadsen.

    The Milford City Ad-ministration Building islocated at the Five Pointsintersection (next to Ev-ans Funeral Home onCenter Street). The en-trance is off the back ofthe parking lot, where thepublic enters for citycouncil meetings in-stead of taking the eleva-tor to the first floor, gostraight on in through thesecond glass door andturn to the right).

    Call to artistsLoveland Arts Council

    announces the call to art-ists for the 19th annual ArtShow in Nisbet Park, Sun-day, Sept. 13.

    Deadline for applica-tion is March 21. Down-load application atwww.lovelandartscounci-l.org.

    Categories include:painting drawing- printmaking; photography-prints-collage-mixedmedia; ceramics-sculp-ture-wood-glass-fiber,and wearable art -jewelry.

    Best of show wins$250. First place in eachcategory wins $200; sec-ond wins $150 and thirdwins $100.

    Goodwill hostsEarth Dayrecycling drive

    This year will mark thecelebration of the OhioValley Goodwills secondannual Earth Day Elec-tronic Recycling Dona-tion Drive, 11 a.m. to 5p.m. Sunday, April 26, atall 29 Goodwill DonationCenters.

    Last year, Goodwillcollected more than20,000 pounds of comput-ers, keyboards and otherelectronic equipment dur-

    ing this one-day event andthis year, the goal is60,000 pounds from theGreater Cincinnati com-munity.

    Find out more aboutthis exciting recyclingevent at www.cincinnati-goodwill.org.

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    meet people? The HappyHearts Senior Club withmembers from Loveland,Goshen and Milfordmeets at 1 p.m. the third

    Thursday of each monthat the VFW Hall in Ep-worth Heights. Every oth-er month, the group haslunch at a different arearestaurant. They alsohave pot luck lunches,bingo if interested, tripsto a variety of places andplenty of fun and conver-sation.

    For information callWinona Franz, 683-3298,or Pat Medert, 697-9805.

    Senior ExpoLoveland-Symmes

    Senior Expo and Lun-cheon will be taking placeWednesday, May 20, from10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The ex-po will take place at Re-ceptions Conference Cen-ter, 10681 Loveland Ma-deira Road. Lunch will beprovided by the LovelandSymmes Firefighters.There will be several in-formational booths fromlocal vendors and groupsspecializing in the healthand welfare of today's ma-ture adults. R.S.V.P withLinda Keeley at 774-3016.

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    own backyard, was adrop-off point for food forthe poor. He knew Bergh-olz, his former pianoteacher. It was an obviousconnection.

    Bergholz said the needto provide fresh nutrition-al products for their cli-ents exceeds their budget.Donations from placeslike Grannys Garden,Grailville, Blooms & Ber-ries and the CHCA gardenhelp get these families thenutritious food they de-serve. Seeing this come tolife, the families grati-

    tude, their excitementduring deliveries - espe-cially the watermelons -last year, means a lot toTom OBrien.

    It means everything,Tom OBrien said. Hesgone from boy to man inthis process. He reallycares about others.

    This project and Alexswork has impressed hismom too.

    Ive just been veryproud of him andamazed, Pauline OBriensaid. His heart is so fullfor the people. I think thiswill stay with him the restof his life.

    Harvests from theCHCA garden will con-tinue to feed the hungry.Building continues withapple trees planted, plansfor grape vines, and more.Alex looks forward toknowing students from

    the SOS program at schoolwill keep this going afterhe has gone on to college.He wants this to have along-lasting impact; togive the poor a sense ofhelpfulness coming fromthe community.

    I want to show its notjust a few people donatingsome cans of food, AlexOBrien said. I want toshow that there is a wholeschool backing them up. Iwant to show they are notforgotten. Helping outLIFE food pantry where itmost needs it is most im-portant.

    More about CincinnatiHills Christian Academyat: www.chca-oh.org.

    More about LIFE foodpantry at: www.lovelan-dlifefoodpantry.org.

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    St. Xavier High SchoolsTheatre Xavier presentsShades, an original musicalby director, Michele Mascari.The show was originally writtenand performed by St. Xavier in1998 with music written by thensenior, Tom Korbee Jr., with lyr-ics by Korbee and Mark Motz.

    The script and music hasbeen updated for the 2015 per-formance.

    Shades is the pop-rock mu-sical story of todays teens. Cellphones, texts, social media, dat-ing and heartbreak are ex-plored in song and vibrantdance numbers. This fast-pacedshow has teens facing bullying,drugs, gun violence and death.There are many lightheartedand funny moments. A compa-ny of teen angels move the storyalong to an explosive final.

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    Shades marks the final per-formance for director MicheleMascari, who is bringing downthe curtain on a 33-year career,retiring from both directingand teaching fine arts at St. Xa-vier High School. Alumnievents have been organized tocelebrate Mascari. Perfor-mances are April 23 and 24 at7:30 p.m. Closing night, April 25,is sold out. All tickets are $12and can be bought at the Thea-tre Xavier Box Office. The boxoffice number is 513-761-7600,ext. 586.

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    Wednesday, April 1 - AprilFools Day - was the perfect dayfor the students to celebratedressed as their favorite charac-ters from the stories they read.The kids were characters fromNancy Drew, Humphrey theHamster, Robin Hood, An-nie Oakley, Gustav Gloom andso many more in just AlisonBowlings room. It was a fun wayto finish months of followingtheir progress with a bookwormweaving its way all around theirclassroom.

    When asked who read themost books, they all pointed toclassmate Caroline Lorio. Sheread an amazing sum of 361books in 180 days. Thats twobooks a day. There are 72 sec-ond-grade students in threeclassrooms taught by AlisonBowling, Liz Jones and Lisa Win-ter. It was more than just read-ing. The teachers used the op-portunity to help teach math les-sons keeping track of the totalnumber of books they read ineach class.

    Liz Jones class read the mosttallying 3,581, Alison Bowlingsclass had 3,478, and Lisa Win-ters class read 3,157 books.Each reader was also asked tomake a presentation during thecelebration day. Nick Kroger,dressed as mystery-solvingHumphrey the Hamster, dem-onstrated how his characterused a magnifying glass to findthe clues to solve the mystery.Ronin Rybar, Stosh Zeilinski,and Trevor Imhoff presentedthe story by Dav Pilkey Captain

    Underpants and the TyrannicalRetaliation of the Turbo Toilet.

    It was an accomplishmentworthy of some fun. There wereguest readers reading to them, abook exchange, and a pizza par-ty to round out the celebration ofreading. The students answeredquestions about what theylearned about reading. Mrs.Bowling teaching us reading,was the quick reply to: Whatmakes you good readers? Be-sides reading a lot of books, thekids learned important lessonsabout reading.

    They learned to read booksappropriate for their level of

    reading. Another lesson theylearned was the importance ofremembering what they read.After one of the guest readersfinished reading to them, theyidentified several characters inthe story, what the story wasabout, and even recognized theillustrator as the same artist thatillustrated another book theyread. Visualizing parts of thestory as they read it was anotherlesson their teacher shared withthem to help remember the sto-ries they read.

    More about St. ColumbanSchool at: www.saintcolumban-school.org.

    Ten thousand books - a reading initiative at St. Columban School

    Chuck Gibsonloveland@communitypress.com

    CHUCK GIBSON FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

    Lisa Winters class enjoyed Garrett Kellers presentation of Afternoon onthe Amazon a book in the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborneat St. Columban School.

    CHUCK GIBSON FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

    Liz Jones classroom watched as Ronin Rybar, Stosh Zeilinski, and TrevorImhoff dressed as characters from Dav Pilkeys Captain Underpants seriesof kids graphic novels at St. Columban School.

    CHUCK GIBSON FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

    St. Columban School student Nick Kroger, dressed as Humphrey theHamster to present his story about the character from author BettyBirneys childrens book series.

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    THURSDAY, APRIL 23Art & Craft ClassesOpen Studio Oils with ChuckMarshall, 9:30 a.m. to noon,Womans Art Club CulturalCenter, 6980 Cambridge Ave.,Tack Room. Bring current pro-ject for assessment and help; stilllife setups available. Ages 18 andup. $25. 404-3161; www.artat-thebarn.org. Mariemont.

    Health / WellnessGeneral Joint Screening,9:30-11:30 a.m., Cincinnati SportsClub, 3950 Red Bank Road, Briefhistory and exam designed totroubleshoot and modify activ-ities and exercise programscovered. Ages 18 and up. Free.Reservations required. Present-ed by Christ Hospital PhysicalTherapy. 527-4000. Fairfax.

    Home & GardenDesigning Hot Kitchens andCool Baths, 6:30-8 p.m., NealsDesign Remodel, 7770 E. Kem-per Road, Project consultantsand designers discuss trends inkitchen and bath design. Lightfare provided. Ages 18 and up.Free. 489-7700; neals.com.Sharonville.

    FRIDAY, APRIL 24Art & Craft ClassesArt in Bloom After School ArtClass, 4-5:30 p.m., Womans ArtClub Cultural Center, 6980Cambridge Ave., The Barn.Draw, paint, and make clevercrafts in this after school classwith art teacher Patty Horwitz.Ages 8-13. $100 for 4 classes.Reservations required. 272-3700;www.artatthebarn.org. Marie-mont.

    Ladies Night Out, 6-9 p.m., TheSilver Diva, 9797 MontgomeryRoad, Suite F, Make personal-ized piece of jewelry. Pay onlyfor what you make. Ages 21 andup. Price varies. Reservationsrequired. 873-4561. Montgo-mery.

    SATURDAY, APRIL 25Learn to Sew with CarolePrice, 9:30-11:30 a.m., WomansArt Club Cultural Center, 6980Cambridge Ave., Tack room atThe Barn. Introductory sewingclasses that focus on techniquesincluding getting to know yoursewing machine, projects withzippers and linings and garmentsewing. Classes geared forchildren aged 7 and up. Adultswelcome. Ages 7-99. $20 perclass. Registration required.Presented by Carole Price.272-3700; www.artatthebar-n.org. Mariemont.

    Health / WellnessDiabetes Conversation Maps,10 a.m. to noon, Duck CreekYMCA, 5040 Kingsley Drive,Small group discussions of Type2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg,certified diabetes educator. Free.Presented by Jan Kellogg.791-0626. Duck Creek.

    Home & GardenDesigning Hot Kitchens andCool Baths, 10-11:30 a.m., NealsDesign Remodel, Free. 489-7700;neals.com. Sharonville.

    PetsPet Care and First Aid Class, 10a.m. to 2 p.m., UC Blue AshCollege, 9555 Plainfield Road,Combination of lecture, demon-stration and hands-on skillpractice perfect for pet ownersor pet professionals. $64. Regis-tration required. Presented byCommuniversity at UC. 556-6932; www.uc.edu/ce/commu.Blue Ash.

    Kitten Shower, noon to 4 p.m.,The Scratching Post, 6948 Plain-field Road, Refreshments,games, handmade crafts, doorprizes, small raffle items andchances to win merchandisefrom Meow Mart. Benefits TheScratching Post. Free. 984-6369;www.thescratchingpost.org.Silverton.

    Runs / Walks5K Run/Walk, 7 a.m. to noon,Indian Hill High School, 6865Drake Road, Registration andpacket pick-up at Indian HillHigh School. 9:45 a.m. Run theBases for ages 7 and under. FreeT-shirt for those over age 10 ifregistered by April 3. Familyfriendly. Benefits Indian HillSchools. $25. Discounts forstudents, groups and earlyregistration. Registration re-quired. Presented by Indian HillPublic Schools Foundation.272-5932; www.ihpsf.org. IndianHill.

    SUNDAY, APRIL 26Art & Craft ClassesRain Barrel Workshop, 1-4p.m., Greenacres Arts Center,8400 Blome Road, Assemble rainbarrel from recycled materials,personalize it and learn to installa passive diverter on gutter tocatch runoff..Each ticket-holderreceives rain barrel and con-version kit. Invite up to 2 addi-tional attendees at no addition-al charge. Ages 12 and older,children under age of 16 musthave adult present. $65. 891-4227; www.green-acres.org.Indian Hill.

    Garden ShowsAnnual Tuber and Plant Sale,2-4 p.m., Connections ChristianChurch, 7421 E. Galbraith Road,Tubers in a variety of sizes,forms and colors. Knowledge-able growers will answer ques-tions. Benefits The GreaterCincinnati Dahlia Association.Free. Presented by GreaterCincinnati Dahlia Association.417-6311. Madeira.

    Religious - CommunitySeekers: The Way, The Truthand The Life, 6:30-8:30 p.m.,Hartzell United MethodistChurch, 8999 Applewood Drive,Guided in self-examination withfocus on understanding lan-guage of faith. Dessert anddrinks. Free. 891-8527, ext. 1;hartzellumc.com. Blue Ash.

    MONDAY, APRIL 27Literary - CraftsMonday Night Crafts, 6 p.m.,Loveland Branch Library, 649Loveland-Madeira Road, Aprilcraft is decorative magnets.Ages 18 and up. Free. 369-4476;www.cincinnatilibrary.org.Loveland.

    TUESDAY, APRIL 28Home & GardenBotanica Monthly Classes, 6-8p.m. Theme: Fresh ContainerGardens., Botanica, 9581 FieldsErtel Road, Design class. Stayafter to create your own ar-rangement with help of in-structor. Free. Registrationrequired. 697-9484; www.botan-icacincinnati.com. Loveland.

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29SchoolsCoffee Social with Casey,9:30-10:30 a.m., ChildrensMeeting House MontessoriSchool, 927 OBannonville Road,Parents of preschoolers learnabout Montessori philosophy,tour eight-acre campus and visitclassrooms. Free. 683-4757.Loveland.

    THURSDAY, APRIL 30Art & Craft ClassesOpen Studio Oils with ChuckMarshall, 9:30 a.m. to noon,Womans Art Club CulturalCenter, $25. 404-3161; www.ar-tatthebarn.org. Mariemont.

    Health / WellnessSo Whos NOT Depressed?How to Live in a World GoneCrazy, 7-9 p.m., RockdaleTemple, 8501 Ridge Road, BruceE. Levine discusses depression,how todays culture plays a role,and what we can do. Ages 18and up. Free. Registrationrequired. Presented by JewishFamily Service. 985-1581;www.jfscinti.org. AmberleyVillage.

    Journey of the Heart, 5-6:30p.m. Ending June 18, CarriageCourt of Kenwood, 4650 E.Galbraith Road, Carriage Courtof Kenwood. 8-week supportgroup specifically designed toaddress unique needs of care-givers of persons with dementia.Group provides opportunity toreceive and share helpful in-formation in caring and suppor-tive environment. Free. Reserva-tions required. Presented byHeartland Hospice. 831-5800.Sycamore Township.

    Home & GardenCreate Your Own ButterflyGarden, 6:30-8 p.m., TurnerFarm, 7400 Given Road, Select-ing nectar plants to attract adultbutterflies, host plants forspecific native butterflies, otherbutterfly needs, and becoming acertified monarch weight sta-tion. $15. Registration recom-mended. 561-7400; tunerfar-m.org. Indian Hill.

    FRIDAY, MAY 1Art & Craft Classes

    Art in Bloom After School ArtClass, 4-5:30 p.m., Womans ArtClub Cultural Center, $100 for 4classes. Reservations required.272-3700; www.artatthebar-n.org. Mariemont.

    Spring Soul Collage OpenStudio Series: Opening, 10a.m. to 1:30 p.m., WomenWriting for a Change, 6906Plainfield Road, Lets explorethrough our card-making to-gether what is present andemerging for us this spring. ForAdult Women. $35. Registrationrequired. 272-1171; www.wo-menwriting.org. Silverton.

    SATURDAY, MAY 2Health / WellnessDiabetes Conversation Maps,10 a.m. to noon, Duck CreekYMCA, Free. 791-0626. DuckCreek.

    SUNDAY, MAY 3Religious - CommunitySeekers: The Way, The Truthand The Life, 6:30-8:30 p.m.,Hartzell United MethodistChurch, Free. 891-8527, ext. 1;hartzellumc.com. Blue Ash.

    WEDNESDAY, MAY 6SchoolsCoffee Social with Casey,9:30-10:30 a.m., ChildrensMeeting House MontessoriSchool, Free. 683-4757. Love-land.

    THURSDAY, MAY 7Art & Craft ClassesOpen Studio Oils with ChuckMarshall, 9:30 a.m. to noon,Womans Art Club CulturalCenter, 6980 Cambridge Ave.,Tack Room. Bring current pro-ject for assessment and help; stilllife setups available. Ages 18 andup. $25. 404-3161; www.artat-thebarn.org. Mariemont.

    EducationAdult and Pediatric First Aidand CPR/AED, 6-8 p.m., BlueAsh Recreation Center, 4433Cooper Road, Become certifiedin adult and pediatric first aidand CPR/AED. $85, $55. Regis-tration required. Presented byAmerican Red Cross CincinnatiArea Chapter. 800-733-2767;redcross.org/take-a-class. BlueAsh.

    Exercise ClassesZumba Class, 7-8 p.m., HartzellUnited Methodist Church, 8999Applewood Drive, $5. Presentedby Zumba with Ashley. 917-7475. Blue Ash.

    Health / WellnessFree Liver Tumor TreatmentSeminar, 6-7:30 p.m., CancerSupport Community, 4918Cooper Road, Educational seriesdesigned to provide patientsand caregivers the opportunityto hear empowering story ofhope despite devastating diag-nosis. Free. Reservations recom-mended. Presented by YES! BeatLive Tumors. 877-937-7478;BeatLiverTumors.org. Blue Ash.

    On Stage - ComedyJoe List, 8 p.m., Go BananasComedy Club, 8410 Market PlaceLane, $8-$14. 984-9288;www.gobananascomedy.com.Montgomery.

    FRIDAY, MAY 8BenefitsHope for Camp SWONEKY,6:30 p.m., Kenwood CountryClub, 6501 Kenwood Road,Dinner, silent and live auction.Benefits Salvation Army CampSWONEKY. $75. Reservationsrequired. Presented by TheSalvation Army of GreaterCincinnati. 248-0033; skoeh-ler22@hotmail.com. Madeira.

    Health / WellnessUC Health Mobile DiagnosticsMammography Screenings, 8a.m. to noon, Kroger HarpersPoint, 11390 Montgomery Road,15-minute screenings. Pricevaries per insurance; financialassistance available for thosewho qualify. Reservations re-quired. Presented by UC HealthMobile Diagnostics. 585-8266,ext. 1; uchealth.com/mobile-diagnostics. Symmes Township.

    On Stage - ComedyJoe List, 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m., GoBananas Comedy Club, $8-$14.984-9288; www.gobananasco-medy.com. Montgomery.

    SATURDAY, MAY 9Art ExhibitsFeast for the Eyes, 1-4 p.m.,Womans Art Club CulturalCenter, 6980 Cambridge Ave.,The Barn Gallery. 13 local artists,working in oils, acrylics, pastels,multimedia, and sculpture. Free.Through May 24. 272-3700;www.artatthebarn.org. Marie-mont.

    Cooking ClassesSimple Health-Smart CookingClass, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.,Cincinnati Nutrition CounselingCenter, 7400 Montgomery Road,Informal and interactive classseries to discover how healthyand tasty meals can be preparedquickly and simply. $139. Regis-tration required. Presented byCommuniversity at UC. ThroughMay 16. 556-6932; www.uc.edu/ce/commu. Silverton.

    Dining EventsPrincess Tea Party, 2-4 p.m.,RSVP Event Center, 453 WardsCorner Road, A traditional HighTea will be served. Guests en-couraged to dress up and bringcameras. Benefits Kindervelt#76. $15. Reservations by May 4.965-0511, ext. 209; https://www.facebook.com/events/1422025268100187/.Loveland.

    EducationBabysitters Training, 9 a.m. to4:30 p.m., Blue Ash RecreationCenter, 4433 Cooper Road,Become certified in babysitterstraining. $85. Registrationrequired. Presented by Amer-ican Red Cross Cincinnati AreaChapter. 800-733-2767; red-cross.org/take-a-class. Blue Ash.

    Exercise ClassesTai Chi and Qigong Class, 2-3p.m., Yoga Fit Boutique, 10776Montgomery Road, With MasterJerome Cook. Ages 16-99. $20.Registration required. 237-5330;www.want2gofit.com. Syca-more Township.

    Health / WellnessDiabetes Conversation Maps,10 a.m. to noon, Duck Creek

    YMCA, 5040 Kingsley Drive,Small group discussions of Type2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg,certified diabetes educator. Free.Presented by Jan Kellogg.791-0626. Duck Creek.

    Literary - LibrariesBlock Party, 11 a.m., LovelandBranch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, Construct andcreate with librarys LEGOs. Free.369-4476; www.cincinnatilibra-ry.org. Loveland.

    From Fabric to Final Stitch, 2p.m., Loveland Branch Library,649 Loveland-Madeira Road,Learn the basics, from whatfabrics works best to choosingright stitch to make quilt standout. Leave knowing how to startyour project. Ages 18 and up.Free. 369-4476. Loveland.

    Music - ClassicalMusic at Ascension, 7:30 p.m.Violinist Andrew Sords., Ascen-sion Lutheran Church, 7333Pfeiffer Road, Sanctuary. Free,donations accepted. 793-3288.Montgomery.

    On Stage - ComedyJoe List, 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m., GoBananas Comedy Club, $8-$14.984-9288; www.gobananasco-medy.com. Montgomery.

    SUNDAY, MAY 10Art ExhibitsFeast for the Eyes, 1-4 p.m.,Womans Art Club CulturalCenter, Free. 272-3700; www.ar-tatthebarn.org. Mariemont.

    AuditionsMary Poppins, 1-5 p.m., BlueAsh Amphitheatre, 4433 CooperRoad, Community theatergroup. Auditions open to andencouraged for all ages. Perfor-mance dates are August 6-9 and12-15. Free. Reservations recom-mended. Presented by East SidePlayers. Through May 17. 871-7427. Blue Ash.

    On Stage - ComedyJoe List, 8 p.m., Go BananasComedy Club, $8-$14. 984-9288;www.gobananascomedy.com.Montgomery.

    MONDAY, MAY 11Health / WellnessUC Health Mobile DiagnosticsMammography Screenings, 9a.m. to 1 p.m., UC Health Pri-mary Care, 9275 MontgomeryRoad, Cost varies by insurance.Financial assistance available tothose who qualify. Registrationrequired. Presented by UCHealth Mobile Diagnostics.Through Dec. 14. 585-8266.Montgomery.

    Literary - LibrariesPreschool Storytime, 10-11a.m., Loveland Branch Library,649 Loveland-Madeira Road,Enjoy books, songs, activities,crafts and more, while buildingearly literacy skills. For pre-

    schoolers and their caregivers.Ages 3-6. Free. 369-4476;www.cincinnatilibrary.org.Loveland.

    Toddler Storytime, 11 a.m. tonoon, Loveland Branch Library,649 Loveland-Madeira Road,Encourage emerging languageskills with books, rhymes, crafts,music and fun. For ages 18-36months. Free. 369-4476. Love-land.

    TUESDAY, MAY 12Exercise ClassesZumba Class, 7-8 p.m., HartzellUnited Methodist Church, $5.917-7475. Blue Ash.

    Health / WellnessUC Health Mobile DiagnosticsScreenings, 9 a.m. to noon,Sycamore Senior Center, 4455Carver Woods Drive, 15-minutescreenings. Price varies perinsurance; financial assistanceavailable for those who qualify.Reservations required. Present-ed by UC Health Mobile Diag-nostics. 585-8266; uchealth.com/mobile-diagnostics. Blue Ash.

    Home & GardenWeed Walk, 6:30-8 p.m., TurnerFarm, 7400 Given Road, Hikethrough organic fields andwoods. Learn to identify plantsthat are edible, useful, medici-nal or simply beautiful, andways to control weeds withoutchemicals. $15. Registrationrecommended. 561-7400; turner-farm.org. Indian Hill.

    WEDNESDAY, MAY 13EducationJournaling through Transi-tions, 1-3:30 p.m. Closing theDoor: Finding Peace with End-ings., Women Writing for aChange, 6906 Plainfield Road,Open to women, this 6-weekworkshop helps you recognizeand work through universal ortypical life transitions. Ages 18and up. $179. Registrationrequired. 272-1171; www.wo-menwriting.org. Silverton.

    Farmers MarketFarmers Market, 3:30-7 p.m.,Blue Ash Summit Park, 4335Glendale-Milford Road, Varietyof food and products from localvendors. Free. Presented by Cityof Blue Ash. 745-8550;www.blueash.com. Blue Ash.

    Support GroupsAl-Anon Meeting, noon to 1p.m., Good Shepherd LutheranChurch Kenwood, 7701 Ken-wood Road, Room 101. Fellow-ship of relatives and friends ofalcoholics who share theirexperience, strength and hopein order to solve common prob-lems. Ages 18 and up. Free.Presented by Kenwood Al-AnonFamily Group. 947-3700. Ken-wood.

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    THANKS TO EILEEN CONNELLY

    The Scratching Post is having a Kitten Shower, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 6948 Plainfield Road, Silverton. The shower willinclude refreshments, games, handmade crafts, door prizes, small raffle items and chances to win merchandise from Meow Mart.The event benefits The Scratching Post. Free. Call 984-6369; visit www.thescratchingpost.org.

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    Weve hardly had time to be indoorsthis week.

    Between hunting for morel mush-rooms and ramps (weve only found onemushroom so far, and that was a falsemorel, not edible, but the ramps/wildleeks are abundant), picking violets forjellies and jams, checking out wildflowers in the woods and getting thegardens plowed and mulched for springplanting, Im grateful when duskcomes.

    But I have to admit, I love this time ofyear.

    It brings out my simple creative side,and that means making crystallized flow-ers and leaves.

    Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator,Jungle Jims Eastgate culinary professional andauthor. Find her blog online at Abouteating.com.Email her at columns@communitypress.com withRitas kitchen in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

    Garnish a dish with crystallized

    flowers and leaves

    Crystallized/candied edible flowers and leaves

    All parts must be coated both with egg white and granulated sugar sothat they preserve well. If youre concerned about using raw egg white, buypasteurized eggs. These are beautiful as a garnish for baked goods, icecream, etc. Nothing like the commercial ones which are tumbled in drumsand look like colored nuggets.

    Egg whiteGranulated sugar, regular or fine

    First, make sure you have clean petals and leaves, no toxic spray onthem. They must be dry. Whip egg white until foamy. Whipping allows youto coat petal without weighing it down. Take a small brush and coat petalon both sides very lightly but thoroughly. You can place it on a flat surfaceand coat each side with egg white. Have a small dish or pile of sugar ready.Place flatly on sugar to coat underside and sprinkle top lightly and thor-oughly. Check underside to make sure its coated well. Gently shake offexcess sugar. Carefully lay on wire rack to dry. Drying may take several daysor more. Theyre ready when you can break off a piece cleanly, without itbending. Store covered in single layers at room temperature away from anyhumidity.

    See process in stages along with list of other edible flowers, on Abou-teating.com.

    Tip from Ritas kitchen: Im going to test these using water instead ofegg white. Ill let you know how they turn out.

    List of edible flowers/herb leaves I used:Violets, violas, pansies, impatiens, mint leaves, violet leaves.

    Grab and go morning glory muffins

    A much loved recipe enjoying a comeback. Supposedly it was a hip-pie recipe when the natural food movement began and gave renewedenergy after a night of hard partying. I usually grab one before headingoutside. This is a substantial muffin!

    1-1/4 cups sugar2 -1/4 cups all purpose flour1 tablespoon cinnamon, apple pie or pumpkin spice blend2 teaspoons baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 cup shredded, sweetened coconut3/4 cup raisins, dried cherries, or your favorite dried fruit1 large apple, peeled and grated1 cup crushed pineapple, drained2 cups grated carrotsGenerous 1/2 cup coarsely chopped nuts3 large eggs1 cup vegetable oil - Ive used canola and safflower1 tablespoon vanilla

    Preheat oven to 350. Whisk together sugar, flour, cinnamon, bakingsoda and salt. Add coconut, raisins, apple, pineapple, carrots and nuts, andstir to combine. Separately, whisk eggs with oil and vanilla. Pour over dryingredients and blend. Spoon into muffin tins lined with muffin cups, fillingeach almost to brim. Bake for 25-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted intocenter comes out clean. Cool muffins for 10 minutes, then turn out onto arack to finish cooling.

    Tip from Ritas kitchen: Once you mix wet and dry ingredients togeth-er, dont over mix, which may create tunnels in baked muffins, making themless tender.

    Rita HeikenfeldRITAS KITCHEN

    THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

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    Loveland Herald EditorRichard Maloneyrmaloney@communitypress.com, 248-7134Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-FridaySee page A2 for additional contact information.

    394 Wards Corner RoadLoveland, Ohio 45140phone: 248-8600email: loveland@communitypress.comweb site: www.communitypress.com

    A publication of

    The winter months havepassed and the signs of springare all around us. This is the

    time of yearwhen mostcollege andhigh schoolstudents areplanning forsummer. Oneof the bestways foryoung peopleto spend theirsummermonths is to

    invest in their future by partic-ipating in a summer internshipor co-op program.

    For students, a summerinternship or co-op can begreat way to earn some moneyand learn about potential ca-reer opportunities. Internshipsand Co-ops are also a great

    way for students to discoverreal-world job prospects byapplying their academic stud-ies toward a temporary workexperience.

    Internship and co-op experi-ences are commonly done on atemporary basis in collabora-tion with an employer that canassign projects that enhancethe students learning experi-ence and simultaneously bene-fit the company or institutionthat employs them.

    For companies, trainingnew full-time employees andproviding salary and benefitsduring the training process canbe a costly undertaking. This isespecially costly if the employ-ee ends up a poor fit for theorganization. Hiring internshipand co-op students can be acost-saving solution that helpsto advance the long-term in-

    terests of the institution byhiring one of these students ona temporary basis, allowingthem to demonstrate theirwork-ethic and learn moreabout the company.

    Internships and co-ops oftenlead to full-time employmentafter graduation. These oppor-tunities give students a chanceto learn far more than whatcan be taught in the classroom.Internship and co-op programsalso teach important softskills like time management,critical thinking, leadership,problem-solving and muchmore. These positions lookgreat on resumes and demon-strate to future employers thata potential hire possesses theprerequisite professional expe-rience necessary for full-timeemployment.

    Last year, I joined my col-

    league, Sen. Bill Beagle, insupporting Senate Bill 227designating the second Tues-day of April as Ohio Intern-ship and Co-op AppreciationDay. The day is intended toraise awareness of the value ofinternships and co-op opportu-nities in Ohio as well as encour-age businesses throughout thestate to offer additional pro-gram opportunities. Theseprograms give employersunique access to untappedtalent without long-term com-mitments.

    In Ohio, we have createdmore than 280,000 new privatesector jobs since January 2011and companies are providingnew opportunities every singleday. Taking advantage of theabundant internship and co-opopportunities is a great way togain job skills and experience,

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    To learn more about avail-able internships or to searchfor talented individuals to joinyour company, please visitOhioMeansInternships.com.New internships and co-opsare posted weekly.

    As always, if I can ever beof assistance to you, please donot hesitate to contact my of-fice by phone at 614-644-8082,by e-mail at Uecker@OhioS-enate.gov, or by writing toState Sen. Joe Uecker, 1 CapitolSquare, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

    Senator Uecker represents the 14thDistrict in the Ohio Senate, whichencompasses all of Adams, Brown,Clermont, and Scioto Counties aswell as a portion of Lawrence Coun-ty. Learn more at www.OhioSe-nate.gov/Uecker.

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    April 15 questionWhat summer in Cincinnati

    event are you most looking for-ward to this year, and why?

    MLB All Star Game becauseit just does not happen that oftenand builds such energy and ex-citement in our city. Shine thelight on all that is good aboutwhere we live, work, and play!

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    The Major League BaseballAll Star Game July 14, and theactivities surrounding it will bereally special. Cincinnati willnever get a Super Bowl or NCAAFinal Four due to the lack of a re-tractable roof on PBS.

    This is as big a nationalsporting event as we can get. Ilook forward to the Home Runhitting contest and suspect a fewbaseballs may go out of the parkin Right Field. The open contain-er law may be passed by then

    and make the Cincinnati Banksarea look a lot like Beale Streetor Bourbon Street.

    There is even a very slightchance Pete Rose could be rein-stated by Major League Base-ball. Go Figure!

    T.D.T.

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    THIS WEEKSQUESTIONNow that the U.S. is normaliz-ing relations with Cuba, andhas removed it from the list ofstate sponsors of terrorism, howwill this benefit or hurt the U.S.?Would you be more or less likelyto visit Cuba? Why or why not?

    Every week we ask readers a questionthey can reply to via email. Send youranswers to loveland@communitypress.com with Ch@troom in the subjectline.

    GOP knows nothing - and does it As a physician, U.S. Rep. Brad Wenstrup

    knows of the rubric, First, do no harm. As a congressman, Dr. Wenstrup seems to be

    following the rubric of his fellow Republicans,First, do nothing.

    It is laughable that the congressman pointsfingers at the president, who is using any andall legal (and Rep. Wenstrup knows PresidentObamas executive orders are legal) means athis disposal to try and improve the lives of allAmericans, while the Congress of which Rep.Wenstrup is a part, has been the least produc-tive session in the history of the body. It seemsno wonder that the public approval of Congressis near that of hookers; at least women of thenight are usually honest about their trade.

    The Congressmans solution? Tie the handsof future presidents so they cant perform theirConstitutional duties. By golly, if were notgonna do anything, nobody else should either -it might make us look bad! Really?

    From clownish filibusters, to foolish delaysof appointees, to near shutdowns of the entiregovernment, to craven pandering to WallStreet, Big Oil, the NRA and the cable monopo-lies, the Congress of which Brad Wenstrup is apart of the Republican majority has left nostone unturned in their efforts to sell the mid-dle class out completely to the highest bidder.

    These guys deny science, vote against thecommon good (when they can be bothered tovote on a bill at all), tell any lie necessary to getelected to be a part of a government they wantto blow up, invariably step over the poor intheir pell mell rush to appease the wealthiest 1percent, and then blame the only representa-tion the little guy has in this country for actingunilaterally.

    It is beyond me why the voters of the SecondDistrict would keep electing this kind of repre-sentation.

    Kent G. Blair Loveland

    LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    The Welcomers Communi-ty Volunteer Network,launched in Cincinnati andNorthern Kentucky in 2013.

    Aprils National VolunteerMonth is the perfect time toextend a special thank youto every volunteer, and weespecially thank the morethan 4,000 volunteersthroughout the region forbeing part of the WelcomersCommunity Volunteer Net-work.

    The Welcomers Communi-ty Volunteer Network,launched in Cincinnati andNorthern Kentucky in 2013,has quickly become one ofthe nations largest networksfor volunteers to play anactive role in supporting awide range of local arts, cul-tural and special events.Based on the enormous suc-

    cess of the 2012 World ChoirGames, the network wascreated as a turnkey volun-teer system to support theneeds of local events, whilehelping to attract and hostlarge-scale events to enhancethe regions economy.

    Cincinnati and NorthernKentucky have a strong cul-ture of volunteerism. One infour adults are volunteers.People take pride in usingtheir skills and experience togive back to the communitieswhere they live and work.Since launching, the Networknow has 14 active local part-ner organizations, more than4,000 experienced volunteerscollectively and 24 experi-enced volunteer managers.

    The Welcomers Networkprovides a common technol-ogy platform for participat-ing local arts and culturalpartners, making the job offinding local volunteers easi-er. For participating volun-teers, the Network offersone-stop access and insiderinformation related to theentire gamut of volunteeropportunities and upcomingevents available throughoutthe Network.

    The Welcomers databaseincludes people who enrolledthrough partner organiza-tions and others who havehelped host large-scale

    events, such as the annualInternational Butterfly Showat Krohn Conservatory. Up-coming volunteer opportuni-ties include the Cincy USATourism Ambassadors Pro-gram, Spirit of Cincinnaticommunity events leading upto and surrounding MLBAll-Star Week, River Grillbefore the Big Chill in Octo-ber and more.

    The growing list of optionsfor volunteering is evidencedby each periodic update sentout by Rhonda Dickerscheid,the Network Manager. Onbehalf of the 14 partner or-ganizations that comprise theWelcomers Network and thelarge-scale events thatchoose the Cincinnati/North-ern Kentucky region as theirdestination, we thank thevolunteers that have becomethe engine behind their suc-cess.

    Having 4,000 volunteersthroughout the region inplace to make these events asuccess is a milestone worthcelebrating during NationalVolunteer Month! Interestedvolunteers can learn moreabout the Welcomers Net-work and get involved byvisiting www.volunteerwel-comers.com.

    By Shannon Carter and LouiseHughes, co-founders, Welcomers

    Welcomers are demonstratingculture of volunteerism

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    April 24 has been designatedTax Freedom Day for 2015.

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    With a streak of rainy weather causing havoc to many out-door sports, the Loveland High School boys volleyball teamcontinues to play comfortably indoors away from the elements.On April 8, the Tigers played rain and lightning free in a three-game sweep of Colerain. On April 11, Loveland won the TigerInvitational in Columbus with victories over Kent Roosevelt,Pickerington Central and Hamilton. Loveland is coached byTerri Swensen and takes on several schools from the EasternCincinnati Conference, Greater Miami Conference and Great-er Catholic League. Their senior night is set for May 5 againstMilford.

    Photos by Scott Springer/The Community Press

    Tigers boys volleyball in a three-game sweep

    Lovelands Michael Viox serves the ball up April 8 against Colerain.Loveland won the Tiger Invitational in Columbus April 11, with victoriesover Kent Roosevelt, Pickerington Central and Hamilton.

    The following are submittedgame summaries of the Love-land High School varsity base-ball team.

    April 11 vs. BadinThe Loveland Tigers suf-

    fered their first loss of the sea-son in a non-league game on theroad against Badin, 3-2.

    Badin scored a run in thefirst on a couple of walks and athrowing error in the first in-ning to take a 1-0 lead. Lovelandtook the lead in the top of thethird on walks to Cal Conley andLuke Waddell followed by a dou-ble steal by those two. Conleythem scored on a wild pitch totie the score and Josh Meszarosknocked in Waddell with a dou-ble to take a 2-1 lead.

    The score remained tied un-til the sixth when Badin scoredthe decisive run on a walk and 2singles, with the lead runnerscoring, for a 3-2 lead and win.

    Lovelands record goes to 6-1(1-0 ECC).

    Hitting: Meszaros 2-4, 2B,RBI; Conley 1-1, 2 BB, R; Wad-dell 2 BB, R.

    April 13 vs. MilfordThe Tigers suffered their

    second consecutive loss of theseason Monday and their firstconference loss at the hands ofMilford, 6-1.

    Milford scored three runs inthe second inning beginningwith a home run by Brad Hall tostraightaway center. A walk fol-lowed with that runner later ad-vancing to third. A fielderschoice on a high chopper in theinfield scored the runner andhad the batter safe at first. Adouble scored the third run ofthe inning for the Eagles. In thefourth Milford added anotherrun on a double, with the runnerlater advancing to third, and asacrifice fly. In the fifth the Ea-gles completed their scoringwith a triple, double and singleto take a 6-0 lead.

    The Tigers mounted a rallyin the sixth loading the bases ona double by Luke Waddell, a sin-gle by Cal Conley and a walk toJay Wilson. Unfortunately alighting alert delayed the gamefor 45 minutes slowing the Ti-gers momentum and when playresumed a sacrifice fly platingWaddell was the only run therally would yield.

    Lovelands record goes to 1-1in the ECC, 6-2 overall.

    Hitting: Waddell 2-4, 2B, R;Lakes RBI

    April 14 vs. Walnut HillsLoveland got back on track

    Tuesday with a 5-3 win over Wal-nut Hills at Roselawn Park

    Lovelandbaseballearnswins overEagles,Spartans

    See BASEBALL, Page 2B

    Baseball

    Loveland beat WalnutHills 5-3 on April 14 as juniorDrew Steinbrunner got the winand junior Chris Dombrowskithe save. Sophomore LukeWaddell was 2-4 with a double,freshman Cal Conley doubledand drove in a pair and Stein-brunner was 2-3.

    The Tigers downed Turpin17-4 on April 15 as sophomoreMitch Robinson got the win.Freshman Conley was 3-4 witha double and drove in five runsand junior Jay Wilson was 3-4with a double and drove in tworuns.

    At the Perfect Game com-plex in Georgia April 11, Moell-er blanked Sumrall (Miss.) 5-0behind junior Nick Bennett.Seniors Kyle Dockus and JoshHollander were 2-4. In thechampionship game, Moellerbeat Greenbriar ChristianAcademy (Va.) 9-7. SeniorMitch Bault got the win and ju-nior Patrick Mullinger drovein two runs.

    On April 13, Moeller run-ruled La Salle 11-0 in six in-nings. Senior Grant Maccioc-chi got the win. Hollander was4-4 with two doubles, a triple

    and two runs batted in. Mullin-ger and senior Eric Connerdrove in three runs each.

    Moeller beat Elder 2-1 onApril 15 behind junior Bennett.Senior Dockus was 3-4 anddrove in both runs.

    The Crusaders crushed Si-mon Kenton 12-1 on April 16.Bault had the win and seniorsBryan Soth and Grant Mac-ciocchi were 2-3 with threeruns driven in.

    Moeller beat Beechwood12-8 April 17 with junior ChrisStock getting the victory. Sen-ior Kyle Butz was 4-4 anddrove in two runs.

    Softball Loveland beat Turpin 9-3

    on April 17. Junior CarolinePrifti got the win and sopho-more Maggie Bailey was 3-5with a homer and three runsdriven in.

    CHCA improved to 6-3with its 16-1 victory againstSeven Hills April 17.

    Mount Notre Dame beatLoveland 13-12 on April 14. Ju-nior Sydney Zeuch got the win.Sophomore Shelby Nelson was4-4 and drove in a run. Fresh-man Joelle Zielinski was 4-5with a triple and drove in fourruns.

    On April 15, MND got by Se-ton 3-2 behind Zeuch as Zielin-ski was 2-3 and drove in a run.

    Junior Sydney Zeuch hadthe win as Mount Notre Damedefeated McNicholas 6-4 onApril 16. Zielinski was 3-4.

    MND beat Ursuline 16-4 infive innings April 17 as Zeuchgot the win and was 4-4 withtwo doubles and five runs bat-ted in.

    Boys volleyball Moeller beat Hilliard Dar-

    by April 11, 18-25, 25-19, 25-17,22-25, 15-12. The Crusadersalso beat Lakewood St. Edward25-22, 25-17, 18-25, 25-19.

    Tennis Loveland blanked Cincin-

    nati Hills Christian Academy5-0 April 17. Senior Johan Har-

    ris, sophomore Christian Har-ris and sophomore Ali Syedswept singles.

    At the state team tourna-ment, Moeller blanked Spring-field 5-0. Junior Michael Tepe,sophomore Max Berky and ju-nior Kelley Peter swept sin-gles.

    Boys track and field

    At the Coaches Classicmeet April 10 at Winton Woods,Loveland senior Giovanni Ric-ci was second in the 110 highhurdles and high jump.

    Loveland won the Owls Nestmeet at Mount Healthy April16. Sophomore Zion Wynn wonthe 400 in 50.65; senior JordanDavis the long jump in 21 4and senior Taylor Florence thepole vault in 12 6. The Tigersalso won the 4x800 relay in8:30.61.

    Girls track and field Loveland finished second

    to Turpin by one point at theOwls Nest meet at MountHealthy April 16. Lena Koenigwon the 800 meters in 2:26 andsophomore Kayla Hartzlertook the 3,200 meters in12:08.54. Freshman Riley Mas-sey won the high jump at 5 andsophomore Maddie Craft theshot put at 32.

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    Giovanni Ricci of Loveland clearsthe bar at the high jump in aCoaches Classic qualifying round atMason April 8.

  • 2B LOVELAND HERALD APRIL 22, 2015 LIFE

    KENWOOD Like anyMoeller High School Cru-sader, he proudly spoutsoff his number and givesyou a quick synopsis of hisaccolades in blue andgold.

    Steve Kuhlman woreNo. 14 for Moellers rugbyteam that won the 2010state championship. Hewas a winger for coachDoug Rosfeld, who left hisalma mater in Februaryfor a football job with hiscollege alma mater, theUniversity of Cincinnati.

    When Rosfeld, the foot-ball offensive line coach,started the program in2009 with the help of ad-ministrator Kim Hauck,the Crusaders finishedfifth in the state. They fol-

    lowed with the Division ti-tle the next year, thenwere state runners-up in2011.

    Five years after run-ning the fields with theodd-shaped ball, Kuhlmanis in his first year direct-ing the young men whonow attempt to progress itforward. When he played,Moeller squared off withstate opponents like Lake-wood St. Edward, Parmaand Akron Copley.

    The Division I boysgroup now consists ofBrunswick, Hudson, St.Edward, St. Ignatius andStrongsville from thenorth, and Moellers

    grouping of Hilliard, La-kota, New Albany, Picke-rington and St. Xavier.

    On April 12, the Cru-saders were blessed witha nice, spring day andnotched a shutout againstPickerington, 31-0. ThePickerington squad was acombination of playersfrom the North, South andCentral high schools inthat area.

    We have a way to go,Kuhlman said after the ef-fort. We have the talent.We just have to get themplaying right and well begood to go.

    The luxury of athleticdepth at Moeller allowsthem to have such offer-ings as rugby and even aco-ed club Frisbee squad(with Mount Notre Dame)that played adjacent toKuhlmans Crusaders. An

    estimated three-fourthsof Moellers student bodyis involved in athletics.

    We have a few soccerplayers, a decent amountof football players andwrestlers as well, Kuhl-man said. Those are themain draws. We also have

    a few guys that only playrugby.

    The game can be con-fusing if you havent beenawake in the wee hoursscanning various sportschannels. The ball is run,lateraled, punted andplace-kicked. There is

    tackling, jersey-pullingand blocking; all withvery little, if any, padding.

    When you watch it, itsa nightmare to try andlearn, Kuhlman said.You think, Why are theylifting that guy or why arethey getting together andhaving a scrum?. Whenyou play, and I didnt pickit up until my senior year,you pick it up prettyquick.

    Moellers first twogames were called due tosnow. As of presstime,they were 3-2. Ahead is arematch with New AlbanyApril 26 and contests withLouisville St. Xavier andthe local St. X Bombers.

    The CrosstownScrumdown is May 8 atSt. Xavier, where theBombers are still Moell-ers big game.

    Moeller rugby tradition building on talentScott Springersspringer@communitypress.com

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    Coach Steve Kuhlman addresses Moellers rugby squad after a31-0 triumph over Pickerington April 12.

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    One of the more press-ing questions surround-ing Cincinnati Hills Chris-tian Academys baseballteam was how it wouldhandle its pitching staffthis season.

    The Eagles lost Gato-rade Ohio player of theyear and the Division IIIstate coaches associationplayer of the year Camer-on Varga to the MajorLeague Baseball draftand senior Blake Swangergraduated.

    It was going to be diffi-cult to replace Vargas10-0 record with eightshutouts, 141 strikeoutsand 0.00 ERA. Swangerwas 7-1 with 77 strikeoutsand three shutouts in 66 13innings.

    But, the cupboard isfar from bare.

    Pitchers such as John-ny Noyen, Daniel Vezdosand Tommy Yates arehandling their roles well.

    Coach Jeff Keith saidYates isnt normally oneof the hurlers the Eaglestrot out to the mound, butafter he threw a perfectgame in a 16-0 rout againstMiami Valley Conferencefoe Seven Hills, Keithmight have to reconsiderhis rotation.

    Tommy hasnt beenone of our everyday guys,and we thought Lets gethim out there and seewhat he can do, thecoach said. Were in thattrial-and-error period It

    doesnt matter who youthrow it against, a perfectgame is a special thing.

    Ive only seen three(perfect games) in mylife; that was one ofthem.

    Yates said he had thefastball working anddidnt need to go to his off-speed repertoire toomuch.

    He peppered the strikezone and let his defense goto work behind him.

    This is one of my firstchances pitching for this

    team, Yates said. I tookadvantage of it; thats all Icould ask for.

    Vezdos threw six in-nings of shutout baseballagainst Cincinnati Chris-tian April 10 to move to 2-0on the season. He and Da-vid Jung combined to shutdown Clark Montessori ina 13-3 win April 16.

    Noyen kept the Eaglesin the game against Ma-deira April 11, but Keithsaid the team didnt comeup with timely hits to helphis effort.

    Varga, Blaketheyre all good players,Yates said. But, wevegot 17 guys who can pickthe team up.

    Itll be a good year.With the pitching staff

    playing solid, it shouldonly be a matter of timeuntil the Eagles bats getrolling. If that happens,they should be a team towatch all season long.

    Theres a lot of base-ball left, Keith said. Ireally feel like this teamwill be there at the end.

    CHCA pitching picks upwhere it left off last season

    NICK ROBBE/COMMUNITY PRESS

    CHCA senior pitcher Tommy Yates throws a strike during his perfect game against Seven Hills.

    Nick Robbenrobbe@communitypress.com

    Sports Complex.The Tigers took a

    quick 2-0 lead in the topof the first beginningwith a lead-off double byLuke Waddell and a walkto Jay Wilson. After awild pitch advancedboth into scoring posi-tion, Colton Lakes drovethem both in to scorewith a single.

    The Eagles foughtback in the bottom of thethird on back to backsingles, followed by 3walks and an infield sin-gle to take a 3-2 lead. Butthat lead was short livedas the Tigers tied thegame in their next at baton an RBI fielderschoice by Cal Conley af-ter Drew Steinbrunnerwalked, Cade Woolstonwas hit by a pitch andboth advanced on a sac-rifice bunt by Luke Wad-dell. In the sixth Love-land took the lead forgood beginning with awalk to Woolston and a 2run double into the left-center field fence byConley.

    After struggling inthe third inning DrewSteinbrunner (W, 3-0)bounced back shuttingout the Eagles from thatpoint on into the seventhto get the win beforegiving way to ChrisDombroski (SV, 2) whogot the final 2 outs of thegame to pick a save.

    Lovelands recordimproves to 2-1 in theECC, 7-2 overall.

    Pitching: WP- Stein-brunner 3-0, SV- Dom-broski 1. Hitting: Wad-dell 2-4, 2B, 2 R; Conley2B, 3 RBI; Lakes 1-2, 2BB, 2 RBI; Steinbrunner1-3, R.

    April 15 vs. TurpinLoveland hosted Tur-

    pin Wednesday and wonin a romp, 17-4.

    Turpin got off to afast start scoring 3 runsoff Lovelands MitchRobinson (W, 2-1) in thetop of the first inning.But from that point onthe sophomore pitchersettled in yielding onlyone unearned run in thethird for a fine perfor-mance and earning hissecond win of the sea-son.

    Loveland got a run inthe first on a single byJay Wilson, a wild pitchand an RBI single byColton Lakes. In thethird the Tigers brokethe game open sending17 batters to the plateand scoring 11 runs. Sin-gles by Luke Waddell,

    Cal Conley were fol-lowed by RBI singles byLakes and Josh Mesza-ros. Adam Beran sin-gled. Chris Sackettbrought Lakes homewith a sacrifice fly. CadeWoolston continued thehit parade with an RBIsingle plating Meszaros.Waddell walked in hissecond at bat of the in-ning scoring Beran.Conley followed with hissecond hit of the inningdriving in Steinbrunner,Woolston and Waddell.Wilson knocked Conleyin with a hit, Lakes andMeszaros were each hitby pitches. Wilson andLakes scored on an er-ror by the SS on a ball hitby Beran.

    In the fourth the Ti-gers put up 5 more runsbeginning with a walk toSteinbrunner, a hit byWoolston and a single byWaddell. Conley singledagain scoring Stein-brunner and Woolston.Wilson doubled scoringWaddell and Conley.Wilson advanced tothird on a wild pitch andscored on a sacrifice flyby Meszaros.

    Lovelands recordimproves to 3-1 in theECC, 8-2 overall.

    Pitching: WP- Robin-son 2-1. Hitting: Conley3-4, 3 R, 5 RBI; Waddell2-3, 3 R; Wilson 3-4, 3 R, 2RBI; Lakes 2-3, 2 R, 2RBI; Woolston 2-3, 2 R,RBI; Beran 1-2, R, RBI;Meszaros R, RBI; Sack-ett RBI; Steinbrunner 2R.

    April 16 vs. Milford Milford continued

    their mastery over theTigers with a 7-1 victoryThursday at Milford tosweep the season series.The Eagle offensescored a single run inevery inning except thesecond, when theydidnt score, and thethird when they scored3.

    The Tigers offenselooked sharper againstthe than they did earlierin the week but were un-able to string hits to-gether and often sawhard hit balls go directlyat a Milford fielder.Loveland finally pushedtheir single run acrossthe plate, down 6-0, inthe fifth.

    Lovelands recordgoes to 3-2 in the ECC,8-3 overall.

    Hitting: Conley 3-4, 3R, 5 RBI; Waddell 2-3, 3R; Wilson 3-4, 3 R, 2 RBI;Lakes 2-3, 2 R, 2 RBI;Woolston 2-3, 2 R, RBI;Beran 1-2, R, RBI; Mes-zaros R, RBI; SackettRBI; Steinbrunner 2 R.

    BaseballContinued from Page 1B

    Boys basketball championship season THANKS TO CRAIG HATFIELD

    The Loveland sixth-gradeboys travel team finished asregular season andtournament champions inthe Cincinnati Premier YouthBasketball League, B Division, with a 29-1 overallrecord. From left: Front,Weston Manske, CaseyMcCluskey, Reece Hatfield,Stone Thole and Griffin Clark;back, assistant coach DaveCraft, Pete Craft, JoeyKapszukiewicz, AidenCallahan, assistant coachMike Krabacher, AaronKrabacher, Danny Dunlopand head coach CraigHatfield

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    The Delta Kings Barbershop Chorus sings for 2015 ValentineLady Sue Lundy.

    Loveland Primary Schoolstudent Lana Carpenter wasthe first- and second-gradepoetry contest winner. Herpoem was entitled If CupidWere A Girl.

    Loveland Early ChildhoodCenter student Ellie Orthreads her poem I LoveMommy. Ellie was thepreschool and kindergartenpoetry contest winner.

    Loveland City School Superintendent Chad Hilliker hands outgifts to the Valentine Ladies at the Valentine Breakfast.

    St. Columban studentKamryn Grisel reads herpoem You Are MyValentine. Kamryn was thethird- and fourth-gradepoetry contest winner.

    Loveland Middle Schoolstudent Luke Black reads hispoem What Love Means toMe. Luke was one of twoseventh- and eighth-gradepoetry contest winners.

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    LOVELANDIncidents/investigationsAggravated menacingReported at 600 block of ParkAve., March 30.

    Domestic violenceReported at 600 block of ParkAve., March 25.

    Reported at 300 block of Thistle-hill Drive, March 28.

    Reported at 600 block of ParkAve., March 30.

    RapeReported at 11800 block of RichRoad, March 30.

    Re-cite other departmentReported at 100 block of S.Lebanon Road, March 27.

    Reported at 100 block of Chero-kee Drive, March 27.

    Reported at 100 block of Love-land Madeira Road, March 29.

    Reported at 10300 block ofRiverwalk Lane, March 29.

    Reported at 300 block of Al-bright Drive, March 30.

    TheftReported at 1700 block of Tan-glewood Drive, March 25.

    Reported at 800 block of Love-land Madeira Road, March 26.

    MIAMI TOWNSHIPIncidents/investigationsBreaking and enteringAttempt made to enter office at500 block of Wards Corner,March 24.

    Entry made into abandonedresidence at 6600 block ofRussell St., March 25.

    BurglaryJewelry and coins taken; $170 at1300 block of Woodville Pike,March 23.

    Entry made into residence at5700 block of Linda Way,March 26.

    Cash, backpack, etc., taken at1300 block of Woodville Pike,March 26.

    Entry made into residence at1100 block of Ohio 28, March28.

    Criminal damage, trespassEntry made into unoccupiedresidence at 5700 block ofAshcraft, March 25.

    Criminal mischiefEggs thrown at vehicle at 700block of Twin Fox, March 26.

    Domestic violenceReported at 1100 block of S.Timbercreek, March 27.

    Drug abuseMarijuana found in vehicleduring traffic stop at BranchHill Guinea Pike and CookRoad, March 27.

    Drug abuse, paraphernalia,open containerIntoxicated male possessedmarijuana and pipe in vehicleat 5500 block of Dry Run,March 23.

    FraudMale state ID used with noauthorization (IRS related) at5600 block of Beech Grove,March 25.

    Male stated ID used with noauthorization (IRS related) at1500 block of Mashie Woods,March 27.

    Male stated ID used with noauthorization (IRS related) at6300 block of Barrington Circle,March 27.

    Male stated ID used with noauthorization (IRS related) at6000 block of Delicious AshaCourt, March 29.

    and drug possession at area ofRidgewood and Miami Woods,March 22.

    Underage consumption/open containersTwo underage males possessedopen containers at traffic stopat area of Highview at Ohio 28,March 29.

    SYMMES TOWNSHIPIncidents/investigationsCriminal damagingVehicle damaged at 10000 blockof Riverwalk Lane, Feb. 19.

    Vehicle damaged at 10000 blockof Brentmoor Drive, Feb. 19.

    TheftMedication removed from 7200block of Kenwood Road, March3.

    Flag valued at $50 removedfrom 10000 block of RiverwalkLane, Feb. 19.

    Gasoline not paid for at UnitedDairy Farmers; $58 (for twovehicles) at 1200 block of Ohio50, March 27.

    Gym bag, amplifier, etc. taken;$105 at 900 block of Ohio 28,March 29.

    Knives taken from Meijer; $76 atOhio 28, March 29.

    Trafficking in drugsSuspect sold marijuana to anoth-er at Milford High at 1 EaglesWay, March 19.

    Unauthorized use2000 Ford not returned toowner at 1100 block of DeblinDrive, March 16.

    Underage consumption, drug possessionFemale consumed alcohol andpossessed marijuana at 5800block of Highview Drive, March21.

    Underage consumption, drugpossession, paraphernalia Female driving under influence

    28, March 16.Merchandise taken from Kohls;$70 at Ohio 28, March 19.

    Wallet taken from counter atThorntons; $590 cash at Ohio28, March 18.

    Twelve batteries taken fromcabinet at cell tower at 800block of Smysor Road, March23.

    Two TVs, etc. taken from St.James Orthodox ChristianChurch; $3,400 at Branch HillGuinea Pike, March 23.

    2002 Hyundai taken; $2,500 at1000 block of Klondyke, March24.

    Merchandise taken from Meijer;$44 at Ohio 28, March 20.

    PS3 game taken at 1200 block ofQueenie Lane, March 25.

    Concrete boulder taken at 5500block of Kay Drive, March 26.

    I-phone taken from vehicle;$400 at 1300 block of EmersonDrive, March 26.

    Illegal use of minor in nudity oriented materialFemale received inappropriatephotos at Milford High at 1Eagles Way, March 19.

    ImportuningOffense involved juvenile at 1100block of Eunita Drive, March 25.

    Marijuana possessionFemale had marijuana in vehicleat traffic stop at area of Ohio28 at Wolfpen Pleasant Hill,March 19.

    Subject overdosed at block 50 ofW. Techne Center, March 23.

    Obstructing official businessMale gave false informationduring traffic stop at area ofOhio 28 at I-275, March 24.

    Obstructing official business,drug possessionFemale possessed contraband at5400 block of Sugar CampRoad, March 19.

    Open containerMale possessed open containerin vehicle at traffic stop at 5800block of Buckwheat, March 28.

    TheftMerchandise taken from Kroger;$103 at Branch Hill Guinea Pike,March 14.

    Nintendo taken from vehicle;$500 at 5600 block of GreimannLane, March 15.

    2013 Ford taken from driveway;$15,000 at 1000 block of Hay-ward Circle, March 15.

    GPS taken from vehicle; $230 at5500 block of Eagles WatchWay, March 15.

    Wallet and power convertertaken from vehicles; $195 at1100 block of S. Timber Creek,March 15.

    I-pod and sunglasses taken fromvehicle; $500 at Meijer at Ohio

    POLICE REPORTS

    Christine EdelleDumford Kirby Peron

    Christine Edelle DumfordKirby Peron, 86, formerly ofLoveland died April 10.

    Survived by husband, RichardGerald Peron; children Gary(Martha) Kirby, Greg (Debbie)Kirby, James (Sheri) Kirby,

    Richard Peron II, Jason Peron,Becky (Keith) Magner, Stormy(Michael) Helton and MindyPebley; sister, Gladys Nixon; 29grandchildren; 16 great-grand-children; five great-great-grand-children; and many relatives andfriends.

    Preceded in death by parentsArthur P. and Olive Ferne Dum-ford; siblings Earl and David

    Dumford and Betty Poe.Services were April 16 at Evans

    Funeral Home, Goshen. Memori-als to: American Cancer Society,901 University Ave., Little Rock,AR 72207; or Disabled AmericanVeterans, 2221 Hwy. 7 N., Harri-son, AR 72601.

    DEATHS

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