Local Easter Activities, Events! 2007

Published: Thursday, March 11, 2004 @ 10:41 AM
Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 @ 3:49 PM

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25th Annual Easter Egg Hunt Youngs Dairy Farm Yellow Springs, Ohio

Date: April 8, 2007 Time: 2-2:45 p.m. Description: Easter Sunday will mark the 25th time we have hardboiled and dyed over 4,000 eggs for the Easter Egg Hunt. The event starts at 2 p.m. for children ages 4 and under. At 2:15 p.m. children ages 5 to 7 have their chance to hunt Easter eggs. At 2:30 p.m. children ages 8-10 can search for the eggs. Barnabe, the mascot, will be present so bring your cameras and have your child's picture taken with him. For More Information: 937-525-0883

Easter Celebration Cincinnati Zoo, Cincinnati, Ohio

Date: April 7, 2007 Description: Hop on over to the Cincinnati Zoo for an Easter Celebration, an exciting event for children young and old. The Celebration will include treat stations, children's activities, popular animal egg hunts and visits by the Easter Bunny. Cost: Free with Zoo admission. Adult admission - $12.95; Children (2-12) - $7.95; Seniors (62+) - $10.95; Children (under 2) - FREE; Parking is $6.50 For More Info: 513-475-6124

Annual Easter Egg Hunt Faith Baptist Church in Greenville, the Church is located on the corner of St Rt 118 and Russ Road in Greenville, Ohio. Date: April 7, 2007 Time: 11am

Description: The activities will include crafts, a puppet show, and a lesson on the true meaning of Easter, the Egg Hunt, and refreshments. There will also be a drawing for a number of prizes. In addition there will be two grand prizes: a digital camera for a child and a digital camera for an adult. The Egg Hunt is for children ages three years old through second grade. Parents must accompany their children for all of the activities. Children are encouraged to wear play clothes and to bring their own basket or a bag to collect the eggs. Admission: Free For More Info: Call the Church Office at 937-548-1808

The Story Mt. Zion Church, 22 S. Fairfield Road, Beavercreek, Ohio Dates: April 7 and 8, 2007 Description: Come out to see The Story - an Easter Musical. Saturday, April 7th at 5:30pm & Sunday, April 8th at 8:00am and 10:45am. A Sonrise service will be held in the Shoup Cemetery at 6:30am. A free-will breakfast begins at 7:00am. For More Info: Call 937-426-0814.

YMCA of Darke County Easter Egg Hunt Girl Scout Little House, Greenville Park

Date: April 7, 2007 Time: 10am Description: The annual Easter Egg Hunt is free to the public. There will be candy and prizes for kids of all ages. For More Info: Call 937-584-3777

Sesame Street Live: Super Grover! Ready for Action US Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio

Date: April 12-15, 2007 Description: Children and their families are invited on a colorful journey with Grover, Elmo, Zoë, Big Bird, Rosita, Telly Monster, Zoë’s Pet Rock Rocco and the rest of the Sesame Street gang.

For More Info: 513-421-4111

Easter Celebration The Vineyard Church, 4051 Indian Ripple Road, Beavercreek, Ohio

Dates: April 4 - April 8, 2007 Description: Join us for an uplifting celebration of music and an encouraging message. Also, don't forget about the Easter Egg hunt at Delco Park on April 8 at 11am. Times: April 4 -- 7pm; April 6 -- 7pm; April 7 -- 530pm; April 8 -- 8am, 930am, and 1115am For More Info: 427-1912

Easter Sunrise Service Carillon Historical Park, Dayton, Ohio

Date: April 8, 2007 Time: 6:30am Description: Continue Col. and Mrs. Deed's (Founders of Carillon Park) tradition by joining hundreds of others at Carillon Park in this ecumenical worship service and Deeds Carillon bell concerts. Don't forget to bring your blanket or chair for your enjoyment. Tickets: Free For More Info: 937-293-2841

2007 Liberty Township Annual Easter Egg Hunt Location: Liberty Park, Located on Yankee Road Behind the YMCA

Date: March 31, 2007 Time 11:00am

Description: Open to all Liberty Township Children Ages 1 through 8. Fun and prizes are to be had by youngsters. All eggs are to be carried in your hands. No baskets, bags, or other objects used to hold the eggs will be permitted on the fields during the egg hunt.

Christ, The Victor! West Carrollton Nazarene Church 550 S. Elm Street, West Carrollton, OH 45449

Dates: March 30, 2007 @ 7pm; March 31, 2007**Physically & hearing impaired service;** April 5, 2007 @ 7pm; April 6, 2007 @ 7pm; and April 8, 2007 @ 6pm. Description: Experience Jerusalem as it was over 2000 years ago as a cast of over 100 people tell the story of Jesus when He walked among us. Cost: Free More Info: Childcare provided for children 3 and under. For More Info: 937-859-8928 Website: www.wccn.net

Zoo Blooms "Tulip Mania, presented by Olay" Cincinnati Zoo, Cincinnati, Ohio

Dates: April 6-29, 2007

Description: Zoo Blooms offers one of the largest tulip displays in the Midwest! In addition to more than one million daffodils, flowering trees and shrubs, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has planted over 80,000 tulip bulbs just for the occasion. See the Zoo transform into a magnificent explosion of color, April 6–April 29.

Cost: Free with Zoo admission. Adult admission - $12.95; Children (2-12) - $7.95; Seniors (62+) - $10.95; Children (under 2) - FREE; Parking is $6.50 For More Info: 513-475-6124

Easter Egg Hunt Centerville Community Church, 10688 Dayton/Lebanon Pike, Centerville, Ohio

Date: March 24th 2007 Time: 11:30am Description: Come to our fun Easter Egg Hunt! Admission is $3.00 for kids through the 6th grade and $3.00 for adults. The price includes a picture with the Easter Bunny, special skits, and lots of CANDY!!! Pre-registration is required. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Church Welcome Center or you can pre-register by telephone at 937-885-4472. Don't forget to bring a blanket and Easter Egg Basket.

Maundy Thursday Communion Service Fairhaven Church, 637 East Whipp Road, Centerville, Ohio Date: April 5, 2007 at 7:30pm Description: Join us for our Maundy Thursday Communion Service featuring special music from Fairhaven's choir and orchestra based on the Requiems of Gabriel Faure and John Rutter. The evening is a contemplative journey of our faith, reflecting upon the sacrifice of our Lord. A deeply moving communion, prayer, and anointing of oil will be the culmination of experience as we move towards the celebration of the resurrection Easter weekend. For More Info: 937-434-8627 or fairhavenchurch.org

Easter Eggs au Natural Darke County Nature Center 4267 St. Route 502

Date: April 1, 2007 Time: 2-4pm Description: Using the traditional Latvian technique of onion skins, dried leaves and flowers and string., you will create a beautifully decorated egg.

Free - Pre-registration required For more info: 937-548-0165

Clifford The Big Red Dog Live! James S. Trent Arena, Kettering, Ohio Date: Sunday, April 15, 2007 Time: 2pm and 5pm Description: The Emmy Award-winning television show comes to the stage in Clifford the Big Red Dog Live! This live show presents an all-new Clifford story and features your favorite characters from Birdwell Island, including Emily Elizabeth, Cleo, Jetta, T-Bone and Charlie. Popular among children for multiple generations, the Clifford series of books has sold millions of copies, and the television show has won numerous awards. Now is your chance to see the big dog with big ideas in person! Wholesome and fun, don't miss Clifford the Big Red Dog Live! Tickets: $15, $20, $30, $35 and Group discounts are also available. For More Info: (513) 562-4942 Website: www.ticketmaster.com

An Evening with Michael Feinstein and Linda Eder Clark State Performing Arts Center's Kuss Auditorium, Downtown Springfield

Dates: April 13, 2007 @ 8pm Description: Michael Feinstein returns to Springfield, this time with Broadway's Linda Eder, in this spectacular evening, Two for the Road. Feinstein, nationally recognized for his commitment to the American popular song, is well known for his live performances, recordings, and film and television appearances, and has been a household name since the success of his one-man Broadway show Isn't It Romantic in 1988. Eder, considered by many to be the biggest star to come to Broadway in recent history, garners constant comparisons to Garland and Streisand. Her dynamic voice - equally sparkling on Broadway favorites, big-band style numbers, or intimate ballads - must simply be experienced. Together, these powerhouse performers deliver a show-stopping and completely unforgettable evening of your favorite songs!

Cost: Adults $30-57; Students (22 and under) $24-45. For More Information: 937-328-3874

WWE Presents RAW Nutter Center

Date: April 2, 2007 Time: 8pm (Doors open at approximately 6:30pm) Description: Come see the fallout from the biggest night in sports entertainment...WrestleMania 23. Who will be bald Mr. McMahon or Donald Trump? Who will be WWE Champion Shawn Michaels or John Cena? Main Event Match Cena/HBK vs. Rated RKO. Come see all of our favorite RAW Superstars: Mr. McMahon, John Cena, Edge, Mick Foley, Shawn Michaels, Randy Orton, Umaga, Ric Flair, Mickey James, Jeff hardy, Johnny Nitro w/Melina, Torrie Wilson, Victoria, the World's greatest tag team. (Card subject to change without notice.)

Tickets: $22, $27, $32, $42, and $62, parking included. Now on sale at the Box Office Website: www.ticketmaster.com

David Sedaris Clark State Performing Arts Center, Kuss Auditorium, Downtown Springfield

Dates: April 9, 2007 @ 730pm Description: Tweaking the familiar until it warps, author, NPR commentator, and retired elf David Sedaris may well be the closest thing the modern literary world has to a rock star. Author of Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim and Me Talk Pretty One Day, his speaking engagements are consistently standing-room-only. His sardonic wit and incisive social critique have since made him one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which Sedaris slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that he is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. Cost: Adults #25-$36; Students (22 and under ) $20-$32 For More Information: 937 328 3874

Husted bucks GOP, is against voter photo ID push

Published: Friday, April 08, 2011 @ 6:11 AM
Updated: Friday, April 08, 2011 @ 6:11 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The official who oversees Ohio's elections says he doesn't agree with a measure proposed by some fellow Republicans to require voters to show photo IDs at the polls.   

Secretary of State John Husted tells The Columbus Dispatch on Thursday that he would not change current policy that allows voters to prove their identities with photo IDs or other documents, such as utility bills or paychecks.   

A bill approved by the Ohio House would require voters to show the photo ID before casting an in-person ballot. It is now being reviewed by the Senate.   

Husted instead proposes changes for voters casting early ballots or provisional ballots. He says those voters should be required to give their full Social Security numbers instead of the currently required last four digits.

Election Board Moves Carefully On Husted Investigation

Published: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 @ 5:35 AM
Updated: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 @ 5:35 AM

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Montgomery County Board of Elections attorney will review voting residency laws before the board decides if it will move forward on an investigation of Ohio House Speaker Jon Husted, R-Kettering.

The four-person board has asked for the legal review after member Dennis Lieberman, a Democrat, said an Oct. 18 Dayton Daily News article raised questions about Husted's residency and voter registration.

"I think we have an obligation to look into it," Lieberman said.

Republican board members Jim Nathanson and Greg Gantt, county party chairman and chairman of the board, both referred to an investigation of Husted as a "witch hunt." Nathanson said he does not think it "serves anyone" to look into Husted's residency this close to the election.

Husted, elected to the House in 2000, said, "if they haven't filed a complaint (then) they must not think there is a problem."

He is running for a Senate seat from the 6th District against Centerville School Board member John Doll, a Democrat.

The deadline to remove names from the ballot has passed, but the board can review the validity of Husted's voter registration.

A legislator must be a legal resident of his district and can be forced to forfeit the seat if he is not.

Ohio law on residency for voting purposes says a person's residence is the "place where the family of a married person resides."

Husted has been dogged by questions about his residency for several years because he stays with his wife and children in Upper Arlington and is rarely seen at his home in Kettering, 148 Sherbrooke Drive.

He is registered to vote in Montgomery County. His wife, Tina, is registered in Upper Arlington. Jon Husted voted absentee every time he cast a ballot since 2005 and voted in person every time prior to that, according to Montgomery County board of elections records.

Since their marriage in 2005, the Husteds have simultaneously owned or co-owned properties that they've called "principal residences" and received 2.5 percent property tax reductions allowed for owner-occupied homes. The law states that a couple can take the tax break on only one house. Neither Husted applied for an exception.

On Friday, Franklin County Auditor Joe Testa said Tina Husted should repay a tax break the Husteds claimed on the Columbus condominium she and Jon co-owned as a "principal residence" at the same time she got a $207.46 tax break on a different home she owned.

Husted said he and his wife have now repaid $27.22 to the auditor, who told him there are no other problems. Testa could not be reached for comment. Husted said Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith informed him "everything is fine" in this county.

However, Keith said he's only verified that the tax break was properly taken on the Kettering home since 1995 and that Husted is registered to vote there. He said it is up to Testa to review that information for possible conflicts with Tina's tax breaks. Keith said he will continue his inquiry.

As of last week, the couple was renting a home at 2672 Coventry Road in Upper Arlington. Husted would not directly say if they moved over the weekend to a house Tina owns at 2305 Haverford Road, Upper Arlington.

"We are no longer renting the Coventry and the only Columbus residence or Columbus property that we own, that my wife owns, is the property on Haverford," Husted said.

(Article courtesy of www.daytondailynews.com)

Husted Residency Still Questioned, To Appear Before Board

Published: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 7:27 AM
Updated: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 7:27 AM

DAYTON, Ohio -- Ohio House Speaker Jon Husted, R-Kettering, must appear on Jan. 7 before the Montgomery County Board of Elections, which is investigating whether he lives in his district at the Kettering address where he is registered to vote, the board decided on Tuesday, Dec. 16.

A letter will be sent to Husted outlining what documents the board is requesting he provide to prove his residency, said Steve Harsman, board director. Requests for an investigation came from a Kettering Republican and a liberal nonprofit group after an Oct. 18 Dayton Daily News story raised new questions about Husted's residency.

Husted, who could not be reached for comment, says his home is at 148 Sherbrooke Ave. in Kettering. However, he said he sometimes stays with his wife, Tina, in an Upper Arlington house she owns because the demands of his job as House Speaker frequently keep him in Columbus. Jon and Tina have one son and Jon has a son from his first marriage.

Husted took an apartment in Columbus shortly after becoming 37th District representative in 2001 and bought a Columbus condominium in 2003. He became speaker and married Tina in 2005. They co-owned a Columbus condominium they sold in 2007. Husted's wife is registered to vote at the Upper Arlington home.

Husted rarely had official business scheduled on his calendar after mid-August, when the House was not in session this year, according to a daily calendar provided by his office. It also shows few trips to his district. A travel expense report Husted signed for a 2005 trip to a conference in Las Vegas listed his home address as 911 Manor Lane, Columbus, which was the first condo he owned. A 2005 traffic citation handled in Upper Arlington Mayor's court also lists that as his home address.

In January Husted will take office as a sixth district senator. Ohio law requires that legislators live in their district.

In October the Daily News reported that Jon and Tina Husted had simultaneously claimed homes in Upper Arlington and Kettering as "principal" residences and taken property tax breaks for owner-occupied homes on them. They also claimed the condo they co-owned as a principal residence, while claiming the same tax break on homes in Kettering and Upper Arlington.

Tina was ordered by Franklin County Auditor Joe Testa to repay the tax break for the condominium. Testa said he considers the matter closed. Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith said he believes Husted qualifies for the tax break in Kettering, and he said state payroll records list it as Husted's home.

"If the board of elections determines that his voter registration is invalid at that address then I will have to take another look," Keith said.

(Article courtesy of www.daytondailynews.com)

Snake in bathroom saves woman from bedroom attacker

Published: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 @ 7:06 PM
Updated: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 @ 7:06 PM

A Florida woman is crediting a snake in her home with saving her from a sexual assault last week.

Police said the Lee County woman called deputies when she found the reptile in her bathroom, minutes before a man broke into her house, grabbed her and demanded sex, according to media reports

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Malcolm Porter, 28, allegedly sneaked up on the victim, choked her, then demanded she get condoms from another room. Once free, the woman fled from her home where deputies, who responded to the snake call, were waiting outside. 

Porter was arrested and is jailed without bond on charges of battery by strangulation.

The victim told police she knew the man and that he “may have been high" on drugs, local media reported. 

One of the victim's neighbors called the snake encounter "a blessing in disguise."

"The snake played a role in saving her," the neighbor said.

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