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Heirloom chandeliers, hints of a former log cabin and hand-blown glass accents are among the features that can be found on the Terrace Park Historical Society’s home tour. The tour, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, showcases six white houses in the village, some which are more than a century old. SEE STORY, A2

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Nearing a deal

Though Columbia Township and Neyer Properties have come to an agreement on the redevelopment of the former Kmart site, there’s still more work to be done. During a recent work session, township officials discussed the latest in the more than two-year process to redevelop the site, located near the intersection of Ridge and Highland avenues. SEE STORY, A3

By Lisa Wakeland

As the weather cools, the Mount Lookout Community Council will celebrate the season with its fall festival Saturday, Oct. 16. This year’s festivities will take place at Cardinal Pacelli School, instead of Mount Lookout square, If you go where its • What: Third been conductannual Mount ed the past Lookout Fall two years. Festival “Given all • When: Noon the constructo 4 p.m. tion in the Saturday, Oct. 16 • Where: square we felt Cardinal Pacelli like it was School, 927 safer and we Ellison Ave. didn’t want • The event to be in the will be combined middle of a with the last day of construction the Mount Lookout zone,” ComFarmers Market munity Counand there will be a cil Marketing pig roast, popcorn, Director Cha drinks, music, Soutar said of games and more. why the • Send an event locae-mail to info@ mountlook tion was for more moved. details or to “It will volunteer. also coincide with the last day of our farmers market.” Soutar said the event will include activities for both adults and children, including cornhole, a cupcake walk, a candy hunt in a


Dave Beckett cooks hamburgers at last year’s Fall Festival and party in Mount Lookout Square. This year, the festival will be conducted in conjunction with the last day of the Mount Lookout Farmers Market on Saturday, Oct. 16. haystack and a pig roast. “We really enjoy this event because it brings the community together for some fun and is a great way to meet your neighbors,” said Community Council President John Brannock. He added that there will be a disc jockey and many of the tradi-

tional activities such as face painting, the bouncy castle and other food, drinks and games. The Community Council is trying to make the fall festival a bigger event each year, Soutar said. “As more and more of the neighbors get involved we can do more for the community,” she said.

The Mount Lookout Community Council’s next meeting is 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, at the Cincinnati Observatory, 3849 Observatory Place.

Terrace Park levy on Nov. 2 ballot By Lisa Wakeland

Terrace Park is asking voters to approve an additional 2.8-mill operating levy on the Nov. 2 ballot. The levy is designed to replace the operating levy that expired

after village officials missed a filing deadline to place a renewal on the ballot in November 2009. If approved the levy will cost homeowners $83.43 per $100,000 of assessed market value and generate $370,143 per year for the village. Councilman and Finance Com-

mittee Chairman Mark Porst said the funds generated by this levy account for about 15 percent of the village’s operating budget. He added that if the levy is approved it will restore property tax rates to the 2009 levels. “Our goal is to maintain the high quality services (residents)

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Terrace Park residents will vote on an additional 2.8-mill operating levy Tuesday, Nov. 2. The levy is designed to replace the levy that expired at the end of 2009. Here, village voters line up to cast their ballots in November 2009.

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have come to expect Levy from Terrace details Park,” a let• The operating ter to resilevy is for 2.8 mills. dents from • It would cost village offihomeowners cials said. $83.43 per Resident $100,000 of Brian Bortz assessed market said he value annually. plans to • If approved by support the voters the levy l e v y would generate because the $370,143 per year village has for the village. done a good • If approved by job with voters the levy would be in place services and for five years, are asking collection beginning to maintain in 2011. funding levels. Resident Lisi George also said she would support the levy. “It’s important to maintain the services we already have,” she said. Council previously stated that if residents rejected the new levy the village would have to make significant cuts, which could include personnel or services. Council used part of the village’s $2.2 million cash reserve this year to make up for the funds it lost from the expired levy.


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Tour Terrace Park homes Oct. 17 By Lisa Wakeland

If you go

• What: Terrace Park Historical Society home tour. • When: 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17 • Six homes will be featured throughout the village, some which date back to the early 1800s. • Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the tour. Tickets can be delivered prior to the tour or picked up at the gazebo on the village green, off Elm Avenue, the day of the tour. • Call 248-1777 for details or to order tickets.

Heirloom chandeliers, hints of a former log cabin and hand-blown glass accents are among the features that can be found on the Terrace Park Historical Society’s home tour. The tour, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, showcases six white houses in the village, some which are more than a century old. Barbara Jane England, co-chairwoman of the tour, said they were looking for homes that combined historic charm with modern


Lorrie and Scott Hill’s home, 305 New St., is one of six homes on the Terrace Park Historical Society’s Home Tour Sunday, Oct. 17. living needs. “We have many historical homes in Terrace Park that are beautiful and there were a few that we had really admired ourselves,” England said, adding that those homes were white and they made that the tour theme. Lorrie Hill, president of the


Historical Society whose home is on the tour, said it was fun theme to play with and they selected homes that residents have expressed interest. She added that the historical aspect is an integral part of Terrace Park, but it was important to show new houses, which add to the

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character of the village. England said she had been asked in the past, but didn’t participate because it wasn’t the right timing. Now that the timing is right she wanted to represent the northern side of Wooster Pike on the tour. In addition to homes, this year’s tour will feature work for sale by local artisans – jewelry, paintings and handpainted pottery – as well as gifts from the Historical Society, England said. Refreshments will be served at one of the homes.


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Columbia Township and Neyer Properties continue working toward an agreement to begin the redevelopment of the former Kmart site near the intersection of Ridge and Highland. The current agreement has the township obtaining the former Penske building, shown here, which will likely be demolished. The township could use the site for any number of potential projects.

Columbia Twp. close to redevelopment deal By Rob Dowdy

Though Columbia Township and Neyer Properties have come to an agreement on the redevelopment of the former Kmart site, there’s still more work to be done. During a recent worksession, township officials discussed the latest in the more than two-year process to redevelop the site, located near the intersection of Ridge and Highland avenues. Neyer received a 100 percent, 10-year tax abatement from the state at the end of last year, which limits the tax increment financing deal the developer received from the township July 19. Columbia Township Trustee President Stephen Langenkamp said the abatement hinders the revenue the township would receive from its agreement with Neyer. Now, Langenkamp says the township and Neyer must create a special assessment through the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority to move the redevelopment forward. As part of the special assessment, the township will receive 1 acre of land, though it can only be used for public parking, or to create a park and ride, which is a commuter parking lot where people can park their car and then ride the bus or other forms of public transportation. Langenkamp said this doesn’t help the township, as Columbia Township would like to use the land for a potential variety of uses, or sell it if the price is right. However, Neyer has offered to donate a portion of the property it owns in the area, the former Penske building, to the township to complete the deal. “It gives us flexibility,” Langenkamp said. “I think it will be able to help us.” Columbia Township Trustee David Kubicki said it seems the solution fits the needs of both the township and Neyer Properties, and it’s just a matter of working out the details. “It’s more of a process

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er songs on parenting has been somewhat easier for him, he said. “I just finished a song for the new show within a couple of hours,” he said. The show next year will be performed by alumni. Bowdon hopes the audience finds a satisfaction in the lyrics. “I think most of my songs aspire to have a truth that means something to somebody besides myself,” he said.

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Mariemont schools: No BMI screening this year By Lisa Wakeland


The Mariemont City School District will have to start measuring the body mass index – a calculation of body fat percentage based on height and weight – of its students next year. The Board of Education voted to waive the state requirement for this school year.

Categories Normal ranges for body mass index (BMI), which measures the percentage of body fat based on height and weight, differ for children and adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control, body mass index numbers for children and teens are age and gender specific. The Centers for Disease Control categories for body mass index are based on where the body mass index number falls.

The Mariemont City School District opted to delay the new staterequired body mass index screening until next year. Superintendent Paul Imhoff recommended at the Sept. 21 meeting that the school district take time to study the requirements for the screening program. “We’re going to be forced to implement this ... (and) we have concerns over how to do that in a way that doesn’t embarrass students,” he said. Body mass index measures the percentage of body fat based on height and weight. Both age and gender are also considered for children and teens. The Ohio Legislature recently passed a bill requir-

“We’re going to be forced to implement this ... (and) we have concerns over how to do that in a way that doesn’t embarrass students.” Superintendent Paul Imhoff ing school districts to screen students’ body mass index and weight category in kindergarten, third, fifth and ninth grades. School districts will be required to submit aggregated data to the Ohio Department of Health.

Mariemont Board of Education President Ken White asked what it will take to comply with the screening program. School districts can either provide the body mass index screening or contract for the services, according

to a handout from the Ohio Department of Education on how to implement the program. Parents must be notified about both the program and a student’s body mass index screening result, the handout states. “I think the overarching concern continues to be what is the role of the family and what is the role of the school,” Imhoff said. Board member Dee Walter suggested talking to other school districts that began the program this year for ideas.

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Summit on eve of 9/11

Pfc. Samantha Winningham, 21, a member of the Ohio Army National Guard’s 174th Air Defense Artillery (ADA) Brigade in Woodlawn, talked with middle school students at the Summit Country Day School on the eve of the Sept. 11 anniversary. Winningham’s sister, Ceci Donovan, is a seventh grader at Summit. Social studies teacher Kyle Wirthwine invited Winningham to speak to his advisement group before she deployed Sept. 20 on a tour of duty in Iraq. Her job will be to man a Counter Rocket Air Missile (CRAM) defense system, which detects and counters incoming attacks. Talking to students about deployment on the eve of the 9/11 anniversary seemed “unreal,” said Winningham, who considers the servicemen and women who served immediately after the attack to be her personal heroes. “Those are the people I look up to and I could only hope I have half the courage they had,” she said. Winningham’s visit helped raise student awareness and


Pfc. Samantha Winningham, left, visited Summit Country Day Sept. 10 to talk to middle school students about her deployment on Sept. 20. She is seen here with her sister, Summit seventh grader Ceci Donovan. understanding of other cultures, Wirthwine said. “To have her explain why she’s going to Iraq was a neat thing – to explain why the military is over there, why we’re looking out for those people who are being targeted to protect the peace,” he said. “To see a woman in uniform was a great thing for them, too.” Wirthwine serves in the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Airlift Wing in Louisville, Ky. Pending a promotion, he is an airman first class who serves as a crew chief.

UGIVE intern, Mariemont student wins $5,000 grant UGIVE all-star and Mariemont High School student Elizabeth McCracken has been named Do Something’s BIC 4 GOOD Grant National Grand Prize Winner. Her grant proposal to help improve and expand Step Up Cincinnati, the region’s largest student-led community-service event, made her stand out against competition from all around the country. McCracken is one of two returning students to UGIVE’s Summer Internship Program, a program designed to build leadership skills, engage students and put them in a position to make an impact in their communities. McCracken has led the devel-

opment efforts for Step Up Cincinnati in order to raise funds with a goal of taking the event from 500 student volunteers in 2009 to 1,500 student volunteers this year on Sept. 11. Step Up Cincinnati met all criteria for the grant: • It is youth led and driven; • The change is measurable; • It is community focused; • There is long-term problem solving action; • It includes diversity and creativity. As the winner of the national grant, McCracken will receive oneon-one support from Do Something to help the project grow.


From left, Catherine Finke (East Hyde Park) Megan Robison (Mount Lookout), Abby Habel (Mount Lookout), Danielle Habegger (Hyde Park), Katie Hannan (Mount Lookout) and Margot Koenig (Mount Lookout) wait to begin the vertical maze activity during the camp.

Future leaders

Cardinal Pacelli students and altar servers from Our Lord Christ the King began their training this year by participating in YMCA Camp Kern’s recent Leadership Training. Activities included climbing the Tango Tower, navigating through the vertical maze and soaring down the zip line. PROVIDED

Katie Hannan of Mount Lookout hangs out as she attempts the Tango Tower.


The Seven Hills School will host an open house 12:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17. The schoolwide open house will be an opportunity for prospective students for grades pre-kindergarten through 12 and their families to tour Seven Hills’ four divisions on its two campuses.

Seven Hills Lotspeich (elementary), Middle and Upper Schools are located on the Hillsdale Campus on Red Bank Road near Madisonville and Seven Hills Doherty (elementary) is located on the Doherty Campus in East Walnut Hills. To RSVP, call 271-9027. For more information, visit


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Merit list

Several students have been named to the

2010 summer semester academic merit list at Wilmington College. They are: Linwood: Jason Scott Rich. Oakley: Lisa K. Deters, Joshua A. DiGirolamo. Mariemont: Sarah Elizabeth Foreman, Stacie L. Martin.

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High school writers win patriotic essay contest


Eleven Mariemont High School students were winners in the recent USA Patriot’s Pen Essay Competition. Seen here at the awards presentation are, front row from left, Kit Carney and Elysse Winget; back row, Jack Manzler, Alec Ahrens, teacher Lee Lowery and daughter Emma, Maggie Teghtmeyer, Quincy Taylor, Kirstyn Hippe, Jeff Guggenheim and Kyle Greathouse. Not pictured, Paige Barrett and Nathan Kuck.

Student writers from Mariemont High School achieved impressive results in the recent USA Patriot’s Pen Essay Competition sponsored by the America’s Liberty Belle Association. Nearly 1,000 essays on the importance of American patriotism were submitted from students throughout Greater Cincinnati. Of the 33 student winners, 11 are from Mariemont. They are: Katherine Carney (first place, Grand Patriot Star of Excellence); Kyle Greathouse, Kirstyn Hippe and Quincy Taylor (first place, Patriot Star of Excellence); Nathan Kuck, Alec Ahrens

and Jack Manzler (second place, Patriot of Excellence); Jeff Guggenheim and Paige Barrett (third place, Star of Excellence); and Maggie Teghtmeyer and Elysse Winget (fourth place, Star of Excellence). The competition was based on essays submitted last school year. The awards ceremony took place in July. The Mariemont recognitions included a Teacher Classroom Scholarship Award to English instructor Lee Lowery. Best Penmanship and Neatness awards were also given to Hippe, Manzler and Taylor.


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National Merit semifinalists

Ten seniors from Summit Country Day School have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program as semifinalists. They won the distinction through their performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test of which they took while juniors. The semifinalists are among the top 4 percent of all students who took the test and represent 10 percent of their high school graduating class. They will compete to become finalists for scholarships worth more than $36 million. Pictured from left are Nathaniel and John Patterson of Clifton, Christian Moser of Taylor Mill, Ky., Matthew Ahlgren of St. Bernard, Victoria Kranz of Mount Lookout, Nicholas Pacitti of Loveland, Nicholas Toebben of Hebron, Ky., Morgan Lawrence of Loveland and Paige Baldrick of Mount Airy. Not pictured is Sarah Abbottsmith of Hyde Park.

From left, Mercy Montessori students Greta Felton of Hyde Park and Isabelle Ringswald Egan of Anderson Township celebrate at a picnic following the 32nd annual Mercy Metric Sept. 6, benefiting their school’s sports programming. Both students completed the 5K event, along with many runners, parents and friends of the East Walnut Hills school.

Mercy Metric 5K is a success

The 32nd Mercy Metric 10K/5K Run, 5K Walk and Kid’s Fun Run featured 290 runners and walkers, Sept. 6 at the Lunken Airport Playfield. This annual sporting event benefits the comprehensive athletic programming at Mercy Montessori and ensures that every student is able to participate in the soccer, swimming, volleyball, basketball and track and field teams available to preschool through eighth-grade students. The 2010 Mercy Metric Race Chair Tim Bronsil, of Anderson Township, is both

a Mercy parent and alumni. He worked closely with Mercy’s Booster President, Kreg Keesee of Hyde Park, and numerous other Mercy parent and staff volunteers to plan the event. Mike and Rachel Heitkamp of Hyde Park organized the family picnic. “The picnic is a great opportunity to gather both runners and non-runners together, get to know new families early in the school year and enjoy each other’s company,” said Rachel Heitkamp, a Mercy parent and alumna of the school.

Five Mariemont High School seniors were recently named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. They are, from left, Andy Gorman, Hillary Purcell, Will Degerberg, Erin Purcell and Conor Coyan. The students now have a chance to compete for “Finalist” status for a chance to win a $2,500 scholarship to the college of his or her choice.

Seven Hills junior to attend polar bear camp Seven Hills School junior Michael Young of Anderson Township has been accepted into the Polar Bears International Teen Leadership Camp, Oct. 10-16 in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. Young P o l a r Bears International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the worldwide conservation of the polar bear and its habitat through research, stewardship, and education. The Leadership Camp is designed to inform, motivate and empower teen Arctic Ambassadors to educate others about the effects of climate change on polar bears and organize conservation projects in their communities to work toward reducing the greenhouse gases that are shrinking the bears’ habitat. Campers will observe polar bears in the wild and learn about climate change firsthand from scientists and educators while aboard mobile classrooms on the tundra near Churchill. Participants selected for the camp are active in the volunteer or leadership programs of participating Arctic Ambassador Centers around the world. Young was selected by the Cincinnati Zoo.



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The week at Walnut

• The Walnut Hills girls’ soccer team shut out Clark Montessori 2-0, Oct. 2. Walnut’s Morgan Bowman made three saves and Sarah Blume and Kim Janitz scored one goal each. On Oct. 5, Walnut Hills beat Little Miami 2-1. Laura Rose scored Walnut Hills’ goals. • In volleyball, Walnut Hills beat Loveland 25-21, 25-18, 25-16, Oct. 2. On Oct. 5, Walnut Hills beat Kings 25-20, 25-18, 2523. On Oct. 7, Walnut Hills beat Wilmington 25-17, 25-15, 25-17. • The girls’ cross country team placed second in Division I St. Xavier Invitational, Oct. 2. Walnut’s Maryn Lowry finished sixth in 19 minutes, 22 seconds; Emily Akin finished eighth in 19 minutes, 45 seconds; Erin McAuliffe finished ninth in 19 minutes, 46 seconds. • On Oct. 5, Walnut beat Little Miami 4-2. Walnut’s Isaac Durst scored three goals and Max Pescovitz scored one goal. On Oct. 7, Walnut Hills beat La Salle 1-0. The shutout went to Carson Browne (six saves) and Ben Eden scored the lone goal.

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St. Ursula golfers packed with talent By Nick Dudukovich

The St. Ursula Academy golf team advanced to the district championships after capturing the Division I sectional championship at Fairfield Golf Course with a score of 31-over-par 311 Oct. 4. The Bulldogs’ score was good enough to edge out rival Ursuline Academy by seven strokes. St. Ursula didn’t have the top scorer on the day, but the Bulldogs did have four girls who finished in the top 10. Junior Chloe Williams placed second in the tournament with a 6-over-par 76. Senior Katie Wooliver and junior Madeline Meiners tied for third with Mt. Notre Dame’s Mackenzie Ward and Sycamore’s


The St. Ursula Academy golf team won the area's sectional championship at Fairfield Golf Club Oct. 4 and will compete in the district championships at Weatherwax Golf Course Oct. 13. Pictured, from left: Julie Elliott, Emily Nimrick, Danielle Duesing, Katie Wooliver, Chloe Williams, Ellen Reinhold, Madeline Meiners. Marybeth Reinhold for third place with a score of 8-overpar 78. Ellen Reinhold’s round of 79 tied the senior for seventh place to round out the

Bulldogs’ scoring. Qualifying for districts as a team was important to the members of the squad, according to coach Mark Hannahan.

“These girls really like each other a lot...there’s a sense of camaraderie and team spirit,” Hannahan said. “They were very excited because on that particular day everybody played pretty well.” St. Ursula could be a force heading into districts, which is played at Weatherwax Golf Course in Middletown Oct. 13. The Bulldogs’ team dominance shouldn’t come as a surprise to golf fans – St. Ursula is ranked No. 1 in The Enquirer’s Division I coaches poll. Any member of the St. Ursula squad is capable of shooting a top score, according to Hannahan. For example, senior Emily Nimrick, who shot a respectable 85 at sectionals, which tied for 14th place, is capable of being the top

scorer on the team. “There is no drop off (in talent) as there is on many teams and that’s what separates the good teams from the so-so teams,” Hannahan said. As the team prepares for districts, Hannahan believes his team will give 100 percent and never quit. However, he doesn’t know how that will translate in terms of golf scores. “We’ll have to wait and see (what the girls shoot),” he said. “But I’m very confident in this group and optimistic about their chances and I’m looking forward to the next step.” Other schools to qualify out of the Fairfield sectional include Ursuline (318), Sycamore (325), and Mt. Notre Dame (349).

The week at Mariemont

• The Mariemont boys’ cross country team placed sixth with a score of 145 in Division II St. Xavier Invitational, Oct. 2. Mariemont’s Brian Austin placed sixth in 17 minutes, 18 seconds. • In girls cross country, Mariemont placed eighth with a score of 245 in Division II St. Xavier Invitational, Oct. 2. • In boys’ soccer, Mariemont shut out Taylor 50, Oct. 5. Mariemont’s Zack Uchtman made four saves; and Jake Griffin, Johnny Wirthlin, Ryan Fine, Hans Hinebaugh and Will Sayre made one goal each. • In volleyball, Wyoming beat Mariemont 25-15, 25-12, 21-25, 25-5, Oct. 5. On Oct. 6, Mariemont beat Seven Hills 25-21, 25-15, 2519. On Oct. 7, Madeira beat Mariemont 25-15, 25-21, 2523. • The Mariemont girls’ soccer team shut out Taylor 2-0, Oct. 6. Mariemont’s Timia Ingram made seven saves, and Kaila Roberts and Stephanie Jones scored the goals.

The week at St. Ursula

• The St. Ursula cross country team placed first in Division I St. Xavier Invitational, Oct. 2. St. Ursula’s Nicole Hird finished third in 18 minutes, 47 seconds; Sarah Mazzei finished 10th in 19 minutes, 52 seconds. • In soccer, St. Ursula shut out Ursuline 2-0, Oct. 4, with six saves by Natalie Smith and one goal each from Emma Lancaster and Marisa Wolf. On Oct. 6, St. Ursula beat Mercy 5-2. St. Ursula’s Marisa Wolf scored two goals; and Kayla Owens, Ellyn Gruber and Abby Weber scored the goals. • In golf, St. Ursula placed first with a score of 311 in Division I sectionals, Oct. 4, advancing the team to districts. On Oct. 5, Ursuline beat St. Ursula 25-11, 25-18, 2518. • In volleyball Oct. 7, Mt. Notre Dame beat St. Ursula 25-21, 25-13, 22-25, 25-9.

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The Mariemont High School boys’ cross country team hopes it can improve on last season’s 16th-place finish at the state championships.

Mariemont shoots, scores with XC

By Nick Dudukovich

Athletic scholarship


St. Ursula Academy graduate Erin Hecht of Anderson Township is one of ten $1,000 scholarship recipients awarded by the Ohio High School Athletic Association for the Southwest district. Hecht graduated from St. Ursula with a 4.0 GPA. She was involved in many activities and excelled and lettered in cross country, swimming, and track and field. She was all-league her senior year and advanced to the 2009 State Cross Country Tournament. She is now attending Miami University of Ohio.

TOURNAMENT BRIEFS Here is a list of advancers from postseason action during the week of Oct. 4. The Division I Boys’ and Girls’ Golf District Tournament will be held Oct. 13 at Weatherwax. The Division II Boys’ and Girls’ State Golf Championships will be held Oct. 15-16 at The Ohio State University Gray Golf Course in Columbus, while Division III will be at North Star Golf Resort in Sunbury. The Division I-II Girls’ Tennis District Tournament will be held Oct. 14 and 16 at the ATP Linder Family Tennis Center.

Boys Sectional Golf Division I at Miami Whitewater • St. Xavier (302); 1

Boys District Golf Division III at Weatherwax

• Summit Country Day (339); 1

Girls Sectional Golf Division I at Fairfield • St. Ursula (311); 1

Girls Sectional Tennis Division I at ATP Tennis Center

• Brittany Gibler, SUA; 4 • Trish Speed and Ashley Ziegler, SUA; 3

Division II at Seven Hills/Summit Country Day Sports Complex

• Andrea Compton, Seven Hills; 1 • Emma McGoff, SCD; 2 • Jordan Seibold, Seven Hills; 3 • Jessica Seibold, Seven Hills; 4 • Grace He and Hillary Golschmidt, Seven Hills; 1 • Tori Mahan and Seitzman, SCD; 2 • Jennifer Springer and Priyanka Parameswaran, Seven Hills; 3 • Alexis Swisher and Haley Fallon, Mariemont; 4

Heading into the seventh week of the season, the Mariemont High School cross country team was ranked No. 1 in The Enquirer’s Division II and III coaches poll. Mariemont achieved this success despite sharing some of its runners with the school’s soccer team. According to Mariemont coach Jeff Timmers, the Warriors’ team dynamic has been deceiving to opposing schools. Opponents believe the Warriors are not as good as advertised because most of these teams don’t know that some Mariemont runners are missing meets to play in soccer matches (four of the squads 13 members play soccer for Mariemont). “We’re almost like a split squad,” Timmers said. “You are not really sure who you are going to see from Mariemont from one week to the next.” When Mariemont can boast its full arsenal of runners, Timmers believes that his team is better than last year’s squad, which finished 16th in the state. “When we’re together as a group, with a full squad, I would almost venture to say that we are maybe a little bit better than last year,” he said. While some coaches would be weary of having

their athletes play more than one sport, Timmers encourages his athletes to pursue other avenues of interest. “I want the kids to be diversified,” Timmers said. “I don’t mind sharing students with other coaches. I think it makes (the kids) better individuals.” The two-sport philosophy is paying dividends for the Warriors. Two of the squad’s runners who play soccer, Emmett Saulnier and Conor Coyan, have finishes that are among the top 10 times in the Cincinnati Hills League this year. Saulnier’s time of 17 minutes, 25 seconds, at the Milford Invitational, was the third best time recorded in CHL competition this season, according to the league’s website. Saulnier’s contributions will guide how far Mariemont is to advance in the postseason, according to Timmers. “Emmett will make the decision on whether or not we do well this year,” Timmers said. “He’s an addition we didn’t have last year that will make or break how we do.” Coyan’s time of 18 minutes, 8 seconds at the Milford Invitational is the ninth best time recorded this year in CHL competition. The Warriors top team finishes this year have come at the Cincinnati Country Day Invitational (first), the

Mason Invitational (third) and the Milford Invitational (second) Another runner leading the way for Mariemont this season has been senior Brian Austin. Austin’s time of 17 minutes, 18 seconds, at the St. Xavier Invitational gave the Mariemont co-captain the second best time recorded in the CHL this year. Besides placing high in the standings, Austin has been strong leader for the boys on the team, according to Timmers. “He’s the heart and soul of the team...he’s really working hard,” Timmers said. “Brian usually finishes every race first, (when he’s done) he turns around and cheers for the rest of the team. His race is over, but as the captain, his race is not done yet.” Other runners who will factor in how Mariemont finishes this season include junior Nate Kuck, seniors Drew Harris, Bryan Routt, Luke Porst, and senior cocaptain Ben Gorman (Kuck and Harris also play soccer). Gorman’s time of 17 minutes, 27 seconds, ranks fourth in the league this season, while Porst (18 minutes, 6 seconds) and Route (18 minutes, 9 seconds) round out the eighth, and 10th positions in CHL. Mariemont begins district championship competition at the Voice of America Park in West Chester on Oct. 23.

Sports & recreation

October 13, 2010

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The Mariemont City Schools Board of Education honored Tom Crosby, head varsity football coach at Mariemont High School, at their August meeting. Pictured here with Crosby (center) are board members, from left, Dee Walter, Peggy Braun, Ken White, Marie Huenefeld and Bill Flynn.


Taking the cup

The Classics Hammer U12 Boys Premier celebrate winning the Mead Cup Tournament during Labor Day Weekend, with a 5-0 record. In front are Ethan Miller of Anderson Township, Bobby Dennerll of Terrace Park, Alex David of Indian Hill, Quin McBreen of Pleasant Ridge, Grant Anderson of New Richmond. In second row are Shawn Lamar, director of coaching, Ethan Hay of Anderson, Hayes Snyder of Terrace Park, Henry Marquardt of Ault Park / Hyde Park, Alex Bernicke of Madeira, Lundy Wright of Anderson, Tom Kovasckitz of Columbia Tusculum, coach Nate Gerstle. Not pictured is Brian Zix of Anderson.

BRIEFLY The week at Seven Hills

• The Seven Hills boys’ soccer team beat Madeira 51, Oct. 2. Matt Cohen scored all of Seven Hills’ goals. Seven Hills beat St. Bernard 5-0 on Oct. 7. The shutout went to Ian McNamara (three saves) and goals went to Graeme Harten (2), Matt Cohen (2) and Miles Hill. • In girls’ soccer, Madeira shut out Seven Hills 1-0, Oct. 2. On Oct. 4, Seven Hills shut out Withrow 9-0. Seven Hills’ Leah Cromer, Lindsay and Ghazi scored two goals each; and Katie Cromer and Katie Cirulli also scored. On Oct. 7, Seven Hills beat St. Bernard 3-0. Zoe Pochobradsky had the shutout and Ghazi, Maddie Caldemeyer and Leah Cromer scored the goals. • In boys cross country, Seven Hills placed second with a score of 42 in the Seven Hills Invitational, Oct. 2. Seven Hills’ Alex Ferree placed first in 18 minutes, 22 seconds; Chambers placed eighth in 20 minutes 11 seconds; Paddack Bahlman placed ninth in 20 minutes 11.6 seconds; and Addy placed 10th in 20 minutes, 26 seconds. On Oct. 5, Seven Hills placed fifth with a score of 120 in the CHCA Invitational. Seven Hills’ Ferree placed first in 17 minutes, 30 seconds; and Bahlman placed eighth in 19 minutes 34.30 seconds.

• The girls cross country team placed first in the Seven Hills Invitational, Oct. 2. Seven Hills’ Emma Uible placed second in 21 minutes, 29 seconds; Betsy Johnson placed fifth in 24 minutes, 31 seconds; Lauren Truntellito placed seventh in 25 minutes, 32 seconds. On Oct. 5, Seven Hills placed second with a score of 48 in the CHCA Invitational. Seven Hills’ Emma Uible placed second in 20 minutes 31.97 seconds; Betsy Johnson placed ninth in 23 minutes. 53.68 seconds; and Lauren Truncellito placed 10th in 24 minutes 22.09 seconds. • In volleyball, Seven Hills beat Miami Valley Christian Academy 25-16, 25-14, 25-18, Oct. 5.

The week at Summit Country Day

• The boys’ soccer team tied CHCA 0-0. SCD’s Ryan Hall had six saves in the shutout. • On Oct. 7, Cincinnati Christian beat Summit Country Day 26-24, 25-19, 16-25, 25-11.

The week at Clark

• The Clark Montessori volleyball team beat North College Hill 25-11, 25-22, 2516, Oct. 4. On Oct. 7, Lockland beat Clark 25-17, 12-25, 25-23, 2518. • In boys cross country,

Clark placed eighth with a score of 202 in the CHCA Invitational, Oct. 5. • In girls’ soccer, Norwood beat Clark 5-0 on Oct. 7.

The week at Purcell

• In boys soccer, La Salle beat Purcell Marian 3-0, Oct. 5. Wyoming beat Purcell Marian 7-0 on Oct. 7.

The week at Withrow

• In boys’ soccer, Withrow shut out Edgewood 4-0, Oct. 4. The Withrow boys soccer team lost 2-1 to Harrison, Oct. 6. Romaine Squire scored Withrow’s goal. • In volleyball, WIthrow beat Aiken 26-19, 26-20, 25, 15, Oct. 6.

The week at St. Xavier

• The St. Xavier boys soccer team beat La Salle 2-1, Oct. 2. St. X’s Kenny Archbold and P.J. Seuss scored the two goals. On Oct. 5, St. Xavier shut out Chaminade-Julienne 4-0, thanks to five saves by Marx, two goals from Brinkman and one goal each from Keeling and Tommy Rogers. • In boys cross country, the St. Xavier Blue team placed first, and St. X White placed third in Division I of the St. Xavier Invitational, Oct. 2. St. X’s Butler placed second in 16 minutes, 4 seconds; Robby Flannigan placed third

in 16 minutes, 16 seconds; Drew Bolubasz placed sixth in 16 minutes, 32 seconds; Greg Sanders placed seventh in 16 minutes, 33 seconds; Jake Grabowski placed eighth in 16 minutes, 33 seconds; and Shomo Das placed 10th in 16 minutes, 42 seconds. • The St. X boys golf team finished first with a score of 302 in Division I sectionals at Miami Whitewater, Oct. 6, advancing them to districts. St. X’s Smith Brinker finished first with a score of 73, George Rohde was second with a 75, Lee House was third with a 76 and Brady Carlson was sixth with a 78.

Mariemont coach honored in Ohio Hall of Fame At their Aug. 17 Board of Education meeting, the Mariemont City Schools Board of Education recognized Tom Crosby for his induction into the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association (OHSFCA) Hall of Fame. Crosby has been the head varsity football coach for the Mariemont Warriors since 1978. Over the years other roles at Mariemont have included teacher, department chair, athletic director, principal and assistant principal. He has led his Warriors to nine state playoff appearances, two regional championships and two state runner-up seasons.

During his coaching career, Crosby has received such accolades as NFL Cincinnati Bengals Coach of the Year and Ohio Division 5 Coach of the Year, both in 1995 – the second time Crosby took his Warriors to the state championship game. Additional Coach of the Year honors include three from OHSFCA Region 16, seven from the Cincinnati Enquirer and/or Post and six from the Cincinnati Hills League. Crosby’s induction into the OHSFCA Hall of Fame took place June 18 at a ceremony in Easton, Ohio. Tom Crosby and his wife, Marcie, live in Terrace Park.

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Instructors Hannah Gabriel Carroll and Ellen Sorkin are conducting Zumba classes from 6-7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, at Fairfax Recreation Center, 5903 Hawthorne Ave. Cost is $6 per class. Attendees pay as they go.


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Speak out about Duke’s resource plan The Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel (OCC), the residential utility consumer advocate, has concerns about Duke Energy Ohio’s Long-Term Forecast Report, filed on June 15. Duke Energy favors four plans that all involve construction of a multibillion dollar nuclear plant. Published reports indicate Duke would build the plant in Piketon, Ohio. According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, such a plant “would take more than a decade and more than $10 billion to build.” The OCC and several other organizations have asked for local public hearings for Duke residential consumers in Cincinnati on this important issue. Duke Energy opposes the hearings. Investor-owned electric utilities – including Duke Energy – are required under Ohio law to file a forecast report that includes a resource plan. Recent changes to Ohio law require compliance with new requirements for energy efficiency and the production of electricity using renewable sources. Among other things, the new law requires a utility to reduce its total sales 22

percent and to produce 25 percent of its load using alternative energy sources by 2025. Half of the generation sources must be renewable enerJanine gy, such as solar Migden- and wind. The energy Ostrander efficiency and Community renewable stanPress guest dards contain columnist annual benchmarks to ensure utilities make consistent progress toward meeting the 2025 requirements. By law, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) must determine if Duke Energy’s forecast report is adequate, including whether the utility’s resource plan is well supported to meet the energy demands of its customers. Ohio’s electric law allows an electric utility to file for the collection of its costs associated with a new electric generating facility that is dedicated to serving Ohio customers. All customers, includ-

Irrational voters cloud election season Why are we (supporters of President Obama’s administration and the political leaders who support him) feeling frustrated, and a bit demoralized as we approach the upcoming November mid-term election? Because we are facing too many irrational voters. • Too many voters refuse to accept the findings of most economists: the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (see prevented our nation from entering into a repeat of a 1930s Great Depression. • Too many voters have demonized The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (turning the term “stimulus” toxic), yet applaud the projects made possible by the Reinvestment/Recovery funds such as the improvements to the Glendale Village Square and the improvements to east Sharon Avenue. • Too many voters blur the Troubled Asset Relief Program into the “stimulus” funding program. Too many voters have forgotten TARP was established by President George W. Bush. Too many voters have lost sight of the fact that the majority of economists agree the TARP loans prevented the total collapse of the world’s financial system (see Too many voters have demonized TARP and turned the term “bank bailout” toxic. Too many voters fail to see, accept or understand that the vast majority of the TARP funds have already been paid back to the government by the banks. • Too many voters seem to have forgotten President Obama arrived in office facing an unprecedented array of challenges. In the month President Obama took office, the nation was losing 750,000 jobs a month (see We are no longer losing jobs; there is today positive private sector job growth. All employment reports show continued signs of gradual labor mar-

ket healing. • T o o many voters fail to accept the fact that prior to the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of Richard 2010 our Schwab nation’s medical health Community and insurance sysPress guest tem was unsuscolumnist tainable, denied access to millions and provided protection for no one. Too many voters fail to see that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is the great Civil Rights Legislation of the 21st Century. Too many voters fail to see that the benefits of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 will be seen over time as equally valuable to our nation as are Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid (see search “benefits of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010”). • Too many voters confuse the need for short-term government deficit spending in a global recession with the need for long term deficit reduction which has nothing to do with the Reinvestment and Recovery funding, but everything to do with addressing solutions to strengthening Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid as well as addressing tax reform and a balanced budgeting process. • Too many irrational voters have forgotten why this nation elected President Barack Obama. Those who are grumbling need to be reminded what this great nation liked about him in the first place. Richard O. Schwab was formerly associate head of school and middle school head, Cincinnati Country Day School. He is also a neighborhood team leader, Glendale Organizing For America Community Team (GOFACT.) He lives in Glendale.

How does the construction of an expensive nuclear plant contribute to energy conservation when cheaper alternatives exist? ing customers whose generation service is provided by a different service provider, could be required to pay a special surcharge. Approval for such a surcharge would be needed from PUCO after receiving a utility’s request as part of a rate plan. Prior to approval, a utility must demonstrate the need for such a facility. In its resource plan, which is contained in its forecast report, the utility must also demonstrate cost-effectiveness and that it evaluated alternative plans, and considered risks, reliabilities and uncertainties. The construction of this plant must be competitively bid before a special surcharge may be approved by the PUCO. The expensive nuclear plant Duke Energy favors may not be the least cost resource option for

Ohio consumers. The nuclear plant raises many concerns that members of the public may want to comment upon to aid the PUCO’s evaluation of Duke Energy’s forecast report. What are the risks to the regional economy of anticipated lengthy construction delays and possible cost overruns that have been typical of nuclear plant projects? How reliable are the new nuclear designs? Are major uncertainties accounted for in Duke Energy’s nuclear analysis? What are the future cost risks to Ohio consumers and businesses if market generation rates are far below the generation costs of Duke Energy’s nuclear plants? How does the construction of an expensive nuclear plant contribute to energy conservation when cheaper alternatives exist? Would costs be recovered from customers even before the plant goes into service? It is also of concern that in its filing, Duke Energy underestimates the economic potential of energy efficiency in its service territory. Letters also can be written to


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CHATROOM Last week’s question

What do you think of the Obama administration’s plans to expand the government’s ability to intercept and decode Internet communications? “Totally against it. Big Brother is getting fatter, and it’s not a good look.” M.J.Y. “The sooner the misguided idiot Obama is out of office, the better place the U.S. will be to live!” J.G. “I am really conflicted about this. On the one hand, we know that terrorists are using the Internet, including social media, to communicate and plan murderous acts. “But on the other hand, in the wrong hands, this power could be used to spy on U.S. citizens and to intimidate and harass political opponents. “I think there needs to be some kind of judicial review of the use of this, like there is for wiretaps, that prevents abuse.” T.H. “It’s my understanding that the administration’s primary reason for wanting to expand its ability to intercept and decode certain communications on the Internet is to prevent more widespread terrorist activity. “Unfortunately, the Internet doesn’t fall under the type of privacy laws that apply to many other types of communication. “So, if you’re communicating something over the Internet that probably shouldn’t be intercepted and decoded, then you just shouldn’t be! ‘Nuff said . . .” M.M. “I realize that anything having to do with Obama will prompt a biased reaction from me, because I truly believe he is inept (though well educated) and is frankly guessing about most of the things he has done or pushed for. “The consequences of action by the executive or legislative branches of government are too

Next question What are your favorite and least favorite campaign ads this political season? Why? Every week the Eastern Hills Journal asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to easternhills@community with Chatroom in the subject line. grave to allow someone to play guessing games that affect not only 300 million Americans, but the rest of the world as well. “I am a believer in limited government. If I could believe that the CIA or FBI could act totally independently of the president and Congress I might trust them to engage in this activity, on a limited basis.” Bill B. “It shouldn’t surprise anyone that a liberal Democrat would become the Big Brother depicted in the book ‘1984.’ “The Liberal agenda reeks of Big Government telling the masses, ‘Do not worry, Big Brother will do all the thinking for you. Trust me.’” R.V. “It’s a scary idea, but we live in scary times. “It’s even scarier that Obama and his administration refuses to do the simple things that could make this massive invasion of privacy unnecessary, such as securing the borders and using common sense when searching or arresting terrorist suspects. “His unwillingness to address the very real problems that threaten our country will make this Internet snooping seem mild.” P.C. “Well, let’s see, Obama has taken over Wall Street, car companies, student loans, and health care. Michelle Obama is trying to implement what our children should or should not eat. “At this point, they might as well intercept and decode our Internet communications. “Not to worry ... ‘We the peo-

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ple,’ are too dumb to understand their best intentions to rule our lives. Welcome to Soviet Amerika! They only mean to ensure that ‘We the people’ understand their ‘teachable moments!’” P.P. “This has been an issue ever since the advent of powerful encryption in consumer products in the 1990s. Every administration since Bill Clinton’s has wanted a ‘backdoor’ to encryption products to enable wiretapping of criminals pursuing illegal activity. “This is nothing new. The Bush administration proposed similar measures. “The argument against it is that it is subject to abuse and we saw that during the Bush administration in a number of human rights areas. “I think we should all oppose anything which allows the heavy hand of the government access to what should be private communications.” F.S.D. “Obviously, I think they are crossing the line again; but, at the same time, I knew it was on their ‘to-do list.’ “They have given their all to make the middle class feel financially fearful. Now they want to follow up with privacy intrusion to make us fearful on that front as well, intending to quieten any dissent. “Perhaps phone calls and the U.S. mail will be next, and don't forget the designs on media of czar Mark Lloyd. “To all these tyrranical ideas, we need to deny ignorance, defy their arrogance, and defeat their destructive aspirations. “The everyday citizens of the United States of America can maintain its exceptionalism with the above, with their vote, and with constant scrutiny on all Congressional activity and all backdoor ‘legislation,’ being at the ready to have their voices heard and opinions respected by their senators and representatives, who are, after all, their employees, not their dictators.” S.N.



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Oshun Tinker identifies some of the different types of birds.

Maxwell Raifstanger, right, of Columbia Tusculum tries his hand at fishing. Michah Joy, left, of Hyde Park and Naima Diop-West of Mount Lookout check their bird identification charts.

Science up close

Second-graders at Kilgour School had a chance to see and learn about wildlife as COSI on Wheels visited the school. Exhibits featuring fishing, animal pelts, insects, snakes and birds were on display.


Sonia “Ami� Propst, left, of Linwood talks with parent volunteer Jenny Workum of Hyde Park at an exhibit featuring animal skulls.

Tia Nurredin of Silverton uses binoculars to get a close up look at the bird watching station.

Fievel Haggerty, left, of Mount Lookout pets the pelt of a coyote.

Tavion Royal-Todd, left, of Madisonville looks through a telescope at a rattlesnake fang.

Josiah Campbell of Golf Manor casts out his line at the fishing exhibit.


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October 13, 2010



Mount Washington Farmers’ Market, 3-7 p.m., Stanbery Park, 2221 Oxford Ave., Fruits and vegetables, goat cheese, honey, baked goods and more. Presented by Cincinnati Park Board. 232-5724. Mount Washington. Lunken Airport Farmers Market, 1:30-8 p.m., Near Kellogg and Wilmer avenues, Presented by Lunken Airport Farmers Market. 859-635-5244. East End.


Jennifer Donnelly, 7 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Author discusses and signs “Revolution.” 396-8960. Norwood.


Boombox, 9 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, Rock band. $12. 731-8000; Oakley.


Cornhole League, 8 p.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Weekly through Nov. 18. Ages 21 and up. Family friendly. $40 per team. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4514. Anderson Township.


Rookie Basketball, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (Grade 1) and 6:307:30 p.m. (Grade 2), Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Weekly through Nov. 18. Boys and girls learn basic skills of basketball. $58, $48 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4514. Anderson Township. F R I D A Y, O C T . 1 5


Works of Anne Miotke, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, Free. 871-5604; Hyde Park. The Effects of Sunlight En Plein Air, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717. Fairfax. A Vanguard of Six, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 321-5200. O’Bryonville.


Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 946-7734; Newtown.


Zumba Fitness Class, 9-10 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.


Lunken Airport Farmers Market, 1:30-8 p.m., Near Kellogg and Wilmer avenues, 859-635-5244. East End.


Sonny Moorman Group, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Anderson Bar and Grill, 8060 Beechmont Ave., $5. 474-2212. Anderson Township.


Big Fish and Friends, 8-11 p.m., Awakenings Coffee - Hyde Park, 2734 Erie Ave., Stan Hertzman plays guitar, sings and tells stories. Joined by musical friend weekly. Presented by Awakenings Coffee. 321-2525. Hyde Park.


Soul Pocket, 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Redmoor, 3187 Linwood Ave., $5. 871-6789; Mount Lookout.


Lagniappe, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Dilly Cafe, 6818 Wooster Pike, Cajun music. 561-5233. Mariemont.


Fall Rummage Sale, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 7515 Forest Road, Early entry at 9:30 a.m. for $2. Presented by United Methodist Women of Anderson Hills United Methodist Church. Through Oct. 16. 231-5988. Anderson Township. S A T U R D A Y, O C T . 1 6


Works of Anne Miotke, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, Free. 871-5604; Hyde Park.


Cincinnati Walks For Kids, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Registration begins 8:30 a.m. Includes crafts, face painting, four classic Coney Island rides and refreshments. Benefits Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Free, walkers asked to raise at least $25. Presented by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. 232-8230; Anderson Township.


Line Dance Class, 10-11 a.m., Oakley Community Center, 3882 Paxton Ave., Dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 3216776. Oakley.


Job Search Skills Workshops, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Workshops provide technically-oriented learning opportunities for anyone currently in job transition. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 4743100; Anderson Township.

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Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 946-7734; Newtown.


Kids Can Cook Too, 10 a.m., Whole Foods Market, 2693 Edmondson Road, Free. Registration required. 981-0794; Norwood.


Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Yoga & Miracles: There’s Nothing a Little Chocolate Can’t Fix, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., YogahOMe Oakley, 3215 Brotherton Road, David Romanelli’s two-hour vinyasa flow workshop focuses on the brain. Rockin’ tunes, exotic Vosges Chocolate, inspiration and the magic of optimism. $55, $45 advance. Registration required. 871-9642; Oakley.


Lunken Airport Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Near Kellogg and Wilmer avenues, 859-635-5244. East End.

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HISTORIC SITES Miller-Leuser Log House, 1-4 p.m., MillerLeuser Log House, 6550 Clough Pike, Tour of 1796 historic log house furnished with 18th and 19th century antiques, the barn, outhouse and corn crib. The oldest log cabin in Hamilton County remaining on its original site. Appointments available in October. Closed November-May. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Anderson Township Historical Society. 231-2114. Anderson Township. Anderson Township History Room, 1-4 p.m., History Room at Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Learn about the history of Anderson Township through photos and exhibits. Staffed by Anderson Township Historical Society members. Presented by Anderson Township Historical Society. 6888400. Anderson Township.

Trunk ‘R Treat & Classic Car Show, 4:30-6 p.m., Beech Acres Park, 6910 Salem Road, Car show, children’s activities, food and music. Trunk ‘R Treating for ages 12 and under. Family friendly. $5 family, $2 children; free for car show-only spectators. Car show registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4513; Anderson Township. Common Threads, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Oakley Branch Library, 4033 Gilmore Ave., Knitting/Crochet group. Bring project to work on. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6038. Oakley.

LITERARY - STORY TIMES The Warrior Run: The Race for Life, 5 p.m., Bell Tower @ Dogwood Park, Pleasant Street, Both courses start and finish at Bell Tower. All registrants, including children, entitled to food and other after party events. Music provided by radio station 94.9. Carnival-style games for children and showing of the movie “Imagine That” in the evening. Benefits Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. $30 5K, $25 walk; $25 5K advance, $20 walk; $15 high school cross country member, $12 ages 7-13 (no shirt); free ages 6 and under; $10 party only. Registration required, available online. 2715559; Mariemont.


The Tennessee Williams play, “The Night of the Iguana,” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays through Saturday, Oct. 23, at Columbia Performance Center, 3900 Eastern Ave. An American widow endeavors to keep both her tropical hotel and her love life intact. Tickets are $23, $18 ages 60 and up, $15 students. Presented by New Edgecliff Theatre. Call 888-588-0137 or visit Pictured are actors Kate Wilford, Nathan Neorr and Annie Fitzpatrick.

ManaTots, 9:30-10 a.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Stories and songs for children up to age 4. Free. 731-2665; Oakley.


Fall Rummage Sale, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Bag sale, $5., Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 231-5988. Anderson Township.


Codependents Anonymous, 9:30 a.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., Room 206. Book discussion group. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous, Inc. 5831248. Hyde Park.

Hyde Park Farmers Market, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Hyde Park Square, 2643 Erie Ave., Local produce and farm goods, gourmet foods and more. Presented by Hyde Park Farmers’ Market. 561-3151; Hyde Park.


Organ Concert, 4-5:30 p.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., Sanctuary. Clyde Driskill-Smith, sub-organist at Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford, England. Free. 871-1345; Hyde Park.


Howloween, 2-5 p.m., Red Dog Pet Resort and Spa, 4795 Babson Place, Pumpkin carving contest, bobbing for hot dogs, hayride, bonfire, sidewalk sale, face painting and tricks and treats. Register dog for costume contest. 733-3647; Madisonville.


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Marketing Roundtable, Noon-1 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Free. Presented by Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce. Through Oct. 18. 474-4802. Anderson Township.


Candidates Forum - 34th Ohio House & 7th Ohio Senate Districts, 7 p.m., Anderson Center Station, 7832 Five Mile Road, Ohio House of Representatives - District 34: Max Kinman - D and Peter Stautberg - R. Ohio Senate - District 7: Sam Pettinichi - D and Shannon Jones - R. Free. Presented by League Of Women Voters of Cincinnati Area. 688-8400; Anderson Township.


2010 Health & Wellness Lecture Series, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Breast Cancer: Personal Risk Assessment, Prevention and Detection Strategies) and 7:30-8:30 p.m. (Integrative Medicine and Wellness: Whole-Health Approaches to Treat You, Not Just Your Ailments), Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road. Presented by Lisa Larkin, M.D. and Associates. 271-5111; 527-4000; Fairfax.


History of the Cincinnati Observatory, 7-9 p.m., Cincinnati Observatory Center, 3489 Observatory Place, University of Cincinnati Communiversity class. $18. Reservations required. 556-6932. Mount Lookout.

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EDUCATION A Closer Look at Learning: How a Child Learns Best, 7-8:30 p.m., Oakley Community Center, 3882 Paxton Ave., With Barbara Hunter, M.Ed, Center Director for Springer School and Center. Program provides framework for understanding how we learn. 6514747; Oakley. EXERCISE CLASSES

Zumba Fitness Class, 9-10 a.m. and 6:307:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.


Lunken Airport Farmers Market, 1:30-8 p.m., Near Kellogg and Wilmer avenues, 859-635-5244. East End.


The Other Way: Now What?, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 8101 Beechmont Ave., Rev. Dr. Walter Brueggemann speaks on how the journey from exile to covenant is relevant in these troubling times. Optional light dinner at 6 p.m. Children’s program for grades 1-6 and child care available. Ages 18 and up. Free. 474-4445; Anderson Township.

Seven Hills School Open House, 12:302:30 p.m., Seven Hills School, 5400 Red Bank Road, Opportunity for prospective students for grades pre-K through 12 and their families to tour four divisions on two campuses. Family friendly. Free. 271-9027. Madisonville.


Terrace Park House Tour, 1-5 p.m., Village of Terrace Park, Participating addresses include: 907 Elm Ave., 1005 Elm Ave., 716 Floral Ave., 609 Miami Ave., 305 New St., 115 Red Bird Lane. Tickets available for pick-up day of event at Gazebo on the Green at the corner of Elm and Amherst avenue. Benefits Terrace Park Historical Society. $20, $15 advance. Tickets required, available online: Presented by Terrace Park Historical Society. 2481777. Terrace Park. M O N D A Y, O C T . 1 8

ART EXHIBITS Works of Anne Miotke, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, Free. 871-5604; Hyde Park. The Effects of Sunlight En Plein Air, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717. Fairfax. PROVIDED

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati presents the swashbuckling musical, “How I Became a Pirate,” Oct. 15-17 and Oct. 23, at the Taft Theatre. It is based on the children’s book by Melinda Long. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15; 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 and Sunday, Oct. 17; and 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. Long is scheduled to sign books before the Oct. 15 performance. Tickets are $20, $18, and $7. A Family Gala is at 5 p.m. Oct. 16, with a private performance, dinner, games, dancing and fun for all ages in the Scottish Rite Ballroom. Tickets are $100, adults and $50, children. Call 513-5698080, ext. 10 or visit


Workforce Investment Act Discussion, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., Job Search Focus Group meeting to discuss WIA funding and how one can apply for $5,000 in training dollars. With Sam Zonker. Family friendly. Free. 825-1555. Hyde Park.


King’s Island’s Halloween Haunt brings new chills and thrills this year with a new thriller maze, Wolf Pack attraction and the Half Pint Brawlers from Spike TV. Halloween Haunt offers more than 500 frightening creatures and 14 haunted attractions. It is open Fridays and Saturdays 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. through Oct. 30. It is not recommended for children. For tickets, visit


Eastern Hills Press

October 13, 2010


Love between humans is not a spectator sport “For one human being to love another human being: that is perhaps the most difficult task that has been entrusted to us, the ultimate task, the final test and proof, the work for which all other work is merely preparatory,” writes Czech poet Rainer Maria Rilke. I totally agree with him. To be human we must love. We’re crazy if we think we can watch it on a computer, TV or movie screen. Nor can we “make love” by the juxtaposition of bodies Something so spiritually and psychologically essential to a human can only be lived. That’s why I choose to write about it often. Love is like a diamond on a girl’s engagement ring. Everywhich-way we turn it offers a different and beautiful facet of itself. Let’s consider four of many possible aspects of love.

1.) Lovers who wish to keep growing in love must “be there for the other.” Of course this doesn’t mean only physical closeness, though that’s important. The most important kind of closeness is a psychological availability to each other. This means a consistent effort to be with rather than just next to each other. Dr. Eugene Kennedy notes, “Married people learn, as good friends do, that they get better at being there as the years go by, especially if they weather trials of illness, separation or misunderstanding together.” 2.) Love demands that lovers work continually to see more clearly each other’s inner world. This doesn’t mean curiosity. It means one heart learns to see into the other’s heart. We call it understanding or sensitivity.

that’s a sign I am only loving myself – not her or him. One of the miracles of love lies in the fact that two separate human beings can draw very close to the other and yet remain separate. Once again, Rilke emphasizes this healthy uniqueness: “I hold this to be the highest task of a bond between two people: that each should stand guard over the solitude of the other.”

To do so, our defenses must crack. Our preconceived ideas of what the one we love must be or do or feel must yield to reality and change. Such sensitivity results in a deeper union without the destruction of the other’s personal identity. When people work at listening and understanding each other, positive results occur. Closeness increases and many misunderstandings can be avoided. Attempts at sensitivity and understanding, however, are extremely difficult for a person who is self-centered and lost in their own world. The growth of love then becomes unlikely.

4.) Lovers truly committed to each other must genuinely show and communicate it. Presumed affection doesn’t “cut it.” Relationships can’t get by on harshness, empty promises or deferred signs of love. Human beings need to give and receive these signs all the time. That’s why people send cards and notes and never tire of hearing the words, “I love you.”

3.) Lovers, no matter how close they become, must respect and give each other the freedom to be themselves. If I expect another to become my clone and be just as I expect,

Love is one thing that does not take care of itself. It craves to Father Lou express itself Guntzelman and receive similar expressions. Perspectives When it comes to love, passivity is deadly. Love can stand a lot but it cannot bear to undergo the quiet death of inattention or indifference. The lyrics to an old song will always be true of passivity: “You don’t bring me flowers, you don’t sing me love songs; you never talk to me anymore when you come through the door at the end of a day.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Remember 10 percent rule when hiring contractors In recent weeks I’ve received letters from two homeowners who have been ripped off by home repair contractors who took their money but performed little or no work. There are ways to protect yourself, even if you don’t live in the city of Cincinnati, which actually has a law to try to protect residents. The Cincinnati Home Remodeling Ordinance was enacted in the early 1980s and, while I was among those who helped write it, I’m sorry to say a good many people don’t realize it’s still on the books. The ordinance limits the down payment a contractor can charge to just 10 percent of the total cost, except for special order items. It would have helped Carolyn Wilson when she

hired a man to fix up her Winton H i l l s house. “ H e was to p o w e r Howard Ain wash the Hey Howard! deck and stain the deck, power wash the entire house and paint, and recement the area in front of the garage door,” she says. Wilson had a long list of items and the man she hired gave her a written contract. “It was for close to $12,000 and I didn’t know you only had to give 10 percent down.” He asked for $3,766, which is more than the required 10 percent. Although Wilson paid

that money upfront, she says the man only showed up a few times to do any work. “The contract has no start date but it says he will finish the work on or before Aug. 31,” Wilson says. After that date she informed him she’d had enough and wanted her money back. The man offered to return $1,742, claiming he had prepared the house to be painted. Wilson declined that offer and sued to recover it all. I told her file a complaint with the Cincinnati police because he broke the 10 percent ordinance. She’s now done that. Michelle Gibson says she, too, wishes she had known about that ordinance when she hired a man to put in a wheelchair ramp at

her Northside home. Gibson has multiple sclerosis and now needs a wheelchair to get around. She paid a contractor half the cost upfront, more than $3,300, but says the man never returned to do the job. Gibson has filed a criminal theft charge but police haven’t been able to find the contractor. Her loss would have

been considerably less had she only paid 10 percent upfront. Another warning sign – he failed to take out a building permit, claiming it’s not needed when it is required. The Cincinnati ordinance makes all contractors responsible for taking out the necessary permits. In neither case did the homeowner get several




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Eating healthy with Cat Cora’s roasted beet salad I had an enjoyable time last week with the mom of my editor, Lisa Mauch. Nancy and I attended the ninth annual Pink Ribbon Luncheon at Duke Energy Center. Talk about support for breast cancer research (especially during October, which is breast cancer awareness month). There were over 1,500 in attendance, many of whom were breast cancer survivors like Nancy.

It was uplifting to learn how much research is b e i n g done, and h o w ProScan Rita Imaging is Heikenfeld providing Rita’s kitchen free mammograms and other services to women who may not be able to afford them.


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The Food Network’s Cat Cora was the celebrity chef, presenting a healthy cooking demo that also happened to be what we ate at lunch. I’m sharing the recipe for the entrée, which I think you’ll like.

Cat Cora’s beet salad

This recipe for roasted beet salad was one of Cat Cora’s served at the luncheon. It it made with grilled chicken, vinaigrette and goat cheese crostini. 3 cups lightly packed fresh arugula 11⁄2 cups roasted beet chunks 2 paper-thin red onion slices 1 ⁄2 rotisserie chicken, precooked or chicken breast, grilled and cut into 1⁄2” strips 8 thin baguette slices, lightly toasted 4 tablespoons soft, fresh goat cheese Divide arugula between four salad plates. Divide beets evenly between the plates. Fan out four to five strips of chicken per plate on top of salad and add some red onion, pulling apart the half rings and scattering the onion over the greens. Drizzle dressing over salads and around the plate. Spread about 1⁄2 tablespoon goat cheese on each of the toasts. Garnish each late with two goat cheese toasts and serve with favorite dressing or Cat’s tangerine vinaigrette. (See my online column at

Nancy Mauch, left, with Rita Heikenfeld. Tips from Rita’s kitchen: Any mixed salad green can be used in place of the arugula.

Tortellini soup with spinach and Parmesan

I am developing recipes for breast cancer victims – I think we’ve all been touched with this disease in some fashion, and what I have learned is that the appetite is the first to go. But one still needs to be nourished, and soups, like this one, are easy to swallow and very nutritious. Once the broth boils, it’s done in about five minutes. This is a delicious soup! 1 quart chicken or vegetable broth, organic if you can get it 2 cups frozen cheese tortellini (I tested the recipe with Kroger brand) Garlic powder – a couple shakes or 1 clove garlic, peeled and smashed As much fresh spinach



as you like (use more than you think you’ll need – it shrinks so much) Parmesan or Romano cheese Bring chicken broth and garlic to a boil. Add tortellini, lower to a gentle boil and cook until tortellini floats to the top, about five minutes or so. Take off heat and stir in spinach. Serve with a generous amount of cheese. Rita’s braciole (Stuffed flank steak with marinara) There are lots of recipes for bracciole, most of which use sliced meat and cheeses for the stuffing. This is a twist on that old favorite. Don’t be intimidated by the word “butterfly” in the directions. This is not hard and a favorite with my family. 1 flank steak 1 ⁄2 pound Italian or favorite sausage, uncooked 8 oz. Ricotta cheese, drained a bit 1 large jar favorite

Butterfly flank steak: have grain running vertically. Cut slowly through the center, holding your knife flat against the steak almost all the way through to the other side. The steak should open like a book. You’ll have a piece of meat that is half the original thickness but twice the width. Don’t worry if there are a few tears. If you want, pound out the center for even thickness. Spread sausage and ricotta over steak. Roll up meat tightly (if you want you can tie it in several places – this will keep the shape nicely) and place in sprayed roasting pan, seam side down. Cover with sauce. Bake in preheated 350degree oven for 45 to 60 minutes or until meat is cooked through. Thermometer will read 155 to 160 degrees. Remove from oven and let sit 10 minutes. Slice and serve on pasta shells, pouring sauce on top of meat. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Serves four to six.

Next week:

Dez’s quiche Halloween favorites

Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

Community BUSINESS UPDATE Lee, Garleb promoted

DunnhumbyUSA has promoted Miji Lee to senior associate of client leadership and Erica Garleb to senior associate of c l i e n t insights. Lee Previously an associate, Lee will be responsible for working directly with clients to keep the customer at Garleb the center of their strategy and actions. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Virginia. Garleb, previously an associate, will be responsible for evaluating the success of customer loyalty programs for the Kroger Co. She holds a master’s degree in marketing research from the University of Georgia and a bachelor’s in mathematics and economics from the University of Evansville. Both Garleb and Lee live in Hyde Park.

Gilmore hired

Interbrand has hired Shannon Gilmore as a senior brand strategist. Gilmore’s 10 years of experience includes brand management roles at Procter & Gamble, where she led

and developed new consumer product initiatives from concept to shelf. Gilmore Gilmore has also worked in Big Four consulting, where she focused on marketing effectiveness, analysis, business development and process improvement. She has a BSBA in business management from Xavier University and lives in Mount Lookout.

Finney appointed

Christopher P. Finney, shareholder with the law firm of Finney, Stagnaro, Saba & Patterson Co. LPA, has been appointed to the board of directors of the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law. Located in Columbus, the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law is an Ohio nonprofit corporation dedicated to protecting the constitutional rights of Ohioans from government abuse. Finney concentrates his practice in real estate and commercial law. He is a graduate of Covington Latin School, Xavier University and the Salmon P. Chase College of Law, where he served on the Northern Kentucky Law Review. Finney lives in Anderson Township. Finney, Stagnaro, Saba

& Patterson is a full-service law firm with offices in Hyde Park and Anderson Township.

Kalpande promoted

DunnhumbyUSA has promoted Vivek Kalpande to director of Client Leadership. He will be responsible for delivering pricing insights and Kalpande strategy recommendations for The Kroger Co. Previously an associate director, Kalpande earned a master of science degree in quantitative analysis and applied statistics from the University of Cincinnati. He lives in Mt. Lookout.

Kelly hired

Sunrise Advertising has hired Elizabeth Kelly as an account executive. She will lead the planning and implementation of campaigns Kelly for Graeter’s, The Beach Waterpark and Stock Yards Bank & Trust. Previously an account executive at Healthcare Regional Marketing, Kelly attended Cincinnati State and Xavier University where she studied communication arts. She lives in Walnut Hills.

high school sports program. E v e r y day Irby strives to incorporate her favorite Irby motto into life, “As we stumble upon unopened urns in our life, we should not miss the opportunity to make a meaningful, lasting deposit.” An 18-year employee of Fifth Third Bank, Vogelpohl’s area of responsibilities includes health care, commercial leasing, government and not-forprofit banking. His volunteer efforts include being on the Executive Leadership Team for the American Heart Association, Great Oaks Foundation, United Way and the Dan Beard Council. He is also involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters site mentoring program and Fifth Third’s Diversity Council. Vogepohl is an undergrad of the University of Cincinnati and received his MBA from Xavier University. He is also a graduate of Leadership Cincinnati. This year’s YMCA Salute to Black and Latino Achievers Gala will use music to help celebrate success stories, the kind of stories that come when positive adult role models inspire young minds to ‘Be Believe Become’ – the 2010 theme. Helping the YMCA and its volunteers and partners to celebrate will be the

Gala’s featured artist, worldrenowned Puerto Rican pianist, composer and producer Adlan Cruz. Shirley Murdock, a multiple Stella Award nominated gospel artist with a string of R&B hits and gold albums, will be the Gala’s special guest performing artist.

Straka hired

DunnhumbyUSA has hired Robert Straka as campaign manager of communications and media. He will be responsible for developing and exeStraka cuting direct mail campaigns for The Kroger Co. and consumer packaged goods partners. Prior to joining DunnhumbyUSA, Straka was a consumer communications specialist at the Cincinnati Enquirer. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in strategic communications from Miami University. Straka lives in Oakley.

Sports Clips to open in fall

Regency Centers, a national owner, operator and developer of groceryanchored and community shopping centers, has leased retail space at Hyde Park Plaza to Sports Clips. A sports-themed men’s barber shop, Sports Clips has leased 1,323-square feet of retail space, bringing the center to 98 percent leased. It is slated to open for business this fall. The tenant was represented by Dan Paxton with Edge Real Estate Group.

Additional Gala information is online at Cost is $100 per seat for the Gala or $125 for VIP and Gala. For more information or to make a reservation, the public can call 362-YMCA, or e-mail

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Residents to be honored by YMCA East Walnut Hills resident Lydia A. Irby and Mount Lookout resident Daniel D. Vogelpohl will be among 43 Greater Cincinnati professionals – all of whom share the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s passion for helping young people to thrive – to be honored Friday, Nov. 5 at the Salute to YMCA Black and Latino Achievers Gala. All of the YMCA Achievers honorees have committed to volunteering for a year to work with the YMCA in helping prepare students for college and beyond. The event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Bank of Kentucky Center. Before joining Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, Inc. in 2006, Irby modeled what it means to plant seeds of purpose into young lives as principal of a private K-6 school and as a youthgroup leader. She is known for passing along her grandfather’s words, “Get as much education as you can. It will take you far in life and it can never be taken away.” To that extent, Irby has been a resource for a charter school and other organizations, and developed several informal mentoring relationships with teenage girls. Since moving to Cincinnati, she has participated in the One-to-One Literacy Program, helped with school supply drives, tutored students and volunteered for the United Way. In her spare time she can be found supporting local

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Mariemont Branch Library to celebrate Teen Read Week from Oct. 17-23 Plus, there are audio books on CD, downloadable ebooks on the library’s website, and Playaways. At about half the size of a deck of cards Playaways come preloaded with an entire audiobook. You don’t need a separate player to listen to the book, and you don’t have to worry about keeping track of several CDs or cassettes – just press play. Also, now through Oct. 31, teens are invited to participate in the library’s ninth annual Teen Photography Contest, sponsored by the Friends of the Public Library and Chipotle

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s Mariemont branch library will celebrate Teen Read Week Oct. 17-23. This year’s theme, “Books with Beat @ your library®,” will entice teens to read a variety of materials, including poetry, audio books, books about music, and more. If your teen isn’t a fan of reading or thinks books are too boring, the library has all kinds of materials to read like magazines, stories, graphic novels, manga, and more.

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Mexican Grill. This year’s “Monster Madness” theme calls for teens to creatively capture the heart of Halloween on camera – from ghosts to vampires and every creature in between! Winners will receive a gift card courtesy of Chipotle. For entry information go to For more information about Teen Read Week and other programs and services at the Mariemont Branch Library, stop by or go to

Concert to benefit HealthCare Connection Boney James will perform at the Aronoff Center at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16, in the HealthCare Connection’s Signature Fall Jazz Concert. This benefit concert will raise money for the HealthCare Connection’s Diabetes Initiative 2010. Columbia Tusculum resident Carole Rigaud serves on the 2010 Concert Steering Committee for the event. For this year’s Signature Fall Jazz Concert benefitting the center, saxophonist and songwriter James will perform from his latest album, “Send One Your Love,” featuring “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight,” nominated for a Grammy for Best Tradi-


tional R&B Vocal Performance. Opening the show will be local favorite, Monk River Latin Jazz. The band plays original music with the Latin rhythms of the 1970s and the harmonic innovations of modern jazz. Ticket prices for the event range from $40 to $175 (VIP level) and are on sale now. In addition to receiving preferred seating, guests with limited, special VIP tickets are invited to a preparty reception in the Aronoff lobbies featuring “Hot Jazz & Cool Nights.” Guests will lounge in the lobby sipping cocktails from Aronoff bars, enjoy deli-

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American Financial Group has named H. Kim Baird vice president (tax). He joined American Financial in 1985 and has held a number of Baird tax-related positions, most recently serving as assistant vice president of taxes. Baird received a bachelor of business administration degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1980. He is a certified public accountant and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, Ohio Society of CPAs and the Tax Executives Institute. Baird lives in Terrace Park.


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Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church

The church is offering weekly adult Sunday school classes and monthly mid-week contemplative services and labyrinth walks. Visit for dates, times and locations.

The church conducts Codependents Anonymous, a 12-step fellowship open to all who desire healthy, fulfilling relationships at 9:30 a.m. Saturdays in October in room 206. Nursery care for infants is provided each Sunday from 8:15 to 11:45 a.m. The church is at 1345 Grace Ave.; 871-1345.

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Linwood Baptist Church

This new church, established to serve the village of Mariemont, recently had its first major public function. The church is led by Pastor Todd Keyes, who was called to the ministry when he was a student at Mariemont High School and the University of Cincinnati. He received a master’s degree of Divinity at Trinity Seminary and worked for more than a decade in student ministry with Campus Crusade for Christ, ending as campus director at Kent State University. He returned to Mariemont as associate pastor of Mariemont Community Church, where he served for 10 years in worship, youth and outreach ministries. The church meets every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. in the auditorium of the Mariemont Elementary School;

Linwood Baptist Church is having the Great Winter Clothing Giveaway from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 23, at the church. Donations are now being accepted through Oct. 16. The giveaway is especially in need of children’s and men’s coats, hats, gloves and winter clothing. Call 871-8642 to arrange donations drop-off or pick-up. The church is located at 4808 Eastern Ave., Linwood; 871-2954;

Oakley United Church of Christ

The church conducts Codependents Anonymous, a 12-step fellowship open to all who desire healthy, fulfilling relationships at 7 p.m. Sundays, and 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays in October. The church is located at 4100 Taylor Ave; 231-0733.

The church offers services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays, and 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The pastor is Chris Mobley. The church is at 4311 Eastern Ave., Columbia Tusculum; 256-0132.


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Mariemont community races for life The Warrior Run: The Race for Life will be 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16, in Historic Mariemont at the Mariemont Bell Tower on Pleasant Street. While the 5K race is the keynote event, there will be plenty of fun for the entire family. There is a one-mile walk that will wind through the streets of Mariemont. Music will be provided by 94.9 FM. The event will also include carnival-style kids games and a showing of the movie “Imagine That” on a big screen set up at the Mariemont Bell Tower Park. The Warrior Run: The Race for Life benefits Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s Surviving the Teens program and honors the spirit of Jim Miller, a lifelong Mariemont resident who died by suicide in July of 2008. The race will wind through the tree-lined streets of Mariemont. Each participant in the race or run will receive a T-shirt, race number, and goody bag. The first 50 men and the first 50 women crossing the finish line along with the first 25 completing the mile walk will receive a commemorative water bottle. The top male and the top female finisher will each receive a watch donated by Julie Isphording. Registration after Oct. 12 and the day of the event is $30 for the race and party and $25 for the walk and party. Children 6 years and younger are free and will receive a race number but no T-shirt. All registrants, including


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Paul A. Thornock, II, director of music and organist at St. Joseph Cathedral, Columbus, Ohio, will be the featured organist at a free performance at 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 17, at Christ Church Cathedral. This concert begins the cathedral’s 2010-11 organ recital series on third Sundays October through May. Thornock has been the St. Joseph Cathedral’s director of music and a music consultant for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Columbus since 1999. He conducts the semi-professional cathedral choir and the fully-professional Cathedral Schola, works as artistic director for the Cathedral Concert Series, and has released two CD recordings with these groups. The cathedral is located at 318 East Fourth Street (Fourth and Sycamore streets), downtown Cincinnati; 621-1817;


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About police reports

The Community Press published names of adults charged with offenses. The information is a public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact police: • Cincinnati: Capt. Douglas Wiesman, District 2 commander, 979-4440. • Columbia Township: Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Sgt. Peter Enderle, 6833444. • Fairfax: Rick Patterson, chief, 271-7250. • Mariemont: Rick Hines, chief, 271-4089. • Terrace Park: Jerry Hayhow, chief, 831-2137 or 825-2280.

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CINCINNATI DISTRICT 2 Arrests/citations

Brittany Branch, born 1992, assault knowingly harm victim, 4400 Eastern Ave., Sept. 23. Edwin Wallers, born 1979, receiving stolen property, trafficking, 3295 Erie Ave., Sept. 24. Kelli D. Moll, born 1984, theft check etc., 3295 Erie Ave., Sept. 23. Larry Hollingsworth, born 1960, theft check etc., 2501 Grandin Road, Sept. 21. Mark Sanderfer, born 1983, domestic violence, Sept. 24. Tommy L. Batton, born 1965, theft under $300, 4825 Marburg Ave., Sept. 26. Kellie Sue Landrum, born 1969, theft under $300, 3760 Paxton Ave., Sept. 20. Martinez Tercell Rowster, born 1985, city or local ordinance violation, 2507 Langdon Farm Road, Sept. 10. Michael Dufresne, born 1981, theft $300 to $5,000, breaking and entering, 2851 Cypress Way, Sept. 25.


Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

2643 Erie Ave., Sept. 19. 2721 Markbreit Ave., Sept. 19. 3741 Vineyard Place, Sept. 17. 4305 Plainville Road, Sept. 23. 5567 Montgomery Road, Sept. 19.


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COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

David Hutchinson, 34, 6934 Hurd Ave., disorderly conduct at 6824 Hurd Ave., Sept. 21.

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Incidents/investigations Aggravated robbery

Currency removed at 5245 Ridge Road, Sept. 13.


Residence entered and game system, jewelry, car keys valued at $1,100 removed at 5796 Monning Ave., Sept. 22.


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Vehicle removed at 5796 Monning Ave., Sept. 22.



Amber Jessee, 26, 252 Wenner St., driving under suspension, Sept. 17. Willette Walker, 35, 2318 Maplewood Ave., no drivers license, Sept. 18. Cherrita Mitchell, 22, 2705 E. Tower Drive, driving under suspension, Sept. 19. Timothy R. Price, 45, 8323 Kingsmere Court, drug possession, Sept. 13.

Steven A. Davis, 32, 901 Edgecombe Drive, open container, Sept. 15. Juvenile, 17, marijuana possession, Sept. 19. Michael J. Hedges, 30, 4173 Pleasure Drive, theft, Sept. 20. Irma M. Isbel, no age given, 1815 Cleveland Ave., complicity, criminal tools possession, Sept. 20. Kenneth E. Partin Jr., 26, 5807 Elder St., open container, Sept. 22. Patrick Feely, 40, 2030 Elm Ave., income tax violation, Sept. 21. Kimberly Francis, 37, 3806 Simpson Ave., income tax violation, Sept. 22.

Incidents/investigations Theft

Building supplies taken; $4,493 at 3714 Jonlen Drive, Sept. 8. Wallet taken at 4000 Red Bank, Sept. 8.



David Kuykendall, 32, 175 Main St., drug possession, drug instrument, Sept. 19.


2323 East Hill Ave.: Selnick Barbara Brennan to Collette Peter G.; $230,000. 2324 Madison Road: Lottman Margaret A. to Violetta Jerry; $132,000. 2930 Grandin Road: Lo Katherine K. & David E. Dintenfass to Dodge N P. Jr. Tr; $331,550. 2930 Grandin Road: Dodge N P. Jr. Tr to Geracioti Thomas; $320,000. 2940 Griest Ave.: Gibson Whitney C. to Irey Jennifer K. & John D. Keighley; $210,000. 3670 Ashworth Drive: Coates Gina Marie to Khan Nadeem A.; $204,000. 3820 Broadview Drive: Gay Sarah A. to Ross David S. & Deborah; $377,000.


Darling Road: Kenwood Pointe Development LLC to First Financial Collatera Inc.; $420,000 . Madisonville 4305 Kenmore Ave.: Fanniemae to Chetis LLC; $36,000.

4619 Winona Terrace: Federal National Mortgage Association to Elliott Jessica & Charles Bord; $47,900. 4818 Ravenna St.: Citifinancial Inc. to Phillips Stephanie; $12,000. 4916 Stewart Ave.: Hite Roger A. to Batt Jerod & Ekaterina; $90,000. 5245 Charloe St.: Aurora Loan Services LLC to Fisher Robert G.; $31,000. 5324 Kenwood Road: Kenwood Pointe Development LLC to First Financial Collatera Inc.; $420,000. 5330 Kenwood Road: Kenwood Pointe Development LLC to First Financial Collatera Inc.; $420,000. 5820 Roe St.: Ross Harris Investments LLC to Home Solutions Partners I. Reo LLC; $18,653.


1023 Kinmont St.: Bradfish Molly K. to Colvin Alissa L.; $490,000. 1307 Herlin Place: Uhl Judd R. & Leslee M. to Yeh Jimmy; $278,500. 3216 Linwood Ave.: Banks Michelle C. to Federal Home Loan Mortgag Corp.; $209,000. 608 Rushton Road: Andrew James

Douglas Whittle, 49, 4200 Plainville Road, consumption in vehicle, Sept. 19. Kevin Morgan, 36, 2600 Riverside Drive, drug possession, Sept. 16. Michael D. Brooks, 57, 4944 Strathmore, driving under influence, Sept. 16. Rogenio Reyna, 36, 4214 Beech St., violation of protection order, Sept. 16.

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Andrew Wilson, 20, 6557 Hollow Lane, drug paraphernalia, Sept. 14. Brian Barbro, 22, 484 Old Ohio 74, recited, Sept. 22.


Terrace Park police received no reports of incidents and conducted no investigations.

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Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. Custom Builders LLC to Boyle Kevin M. & Douglas S. Kennedy; $489,690. 616 Rushton Road: Andrew James Custom Builders LLC to Herron David L. & Michele S.; $550,000.


5092 Overbrook Place: Tristate Holdings LLC to Norris Darrell D.; $44,900. 5092 Overbrook Place: Greer Joan C. to Tristate Holdings LLC; $40,000.


726 Floral Ave.: Crosby Thomas P. & Marcia S. to Senes Jon W. & Neil E. Smythe; $350,000.

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In September 1975, three women who shared a love of books and an entrepreneurial spirit launched a Madeira bookstore so small they dubbed it “The Bookshelf.” Three of their successors will celebrate the “proudly independent” bookstore’s 35th anniversary Saturday, Oct. 16. Current partners Cary Boswell of Deerfield Township, Betsy Schram of Mount Lookout and Chris Weber of Indian Hill will celebrate with refreshments, door prizes and a 25 percent off sale of instock books. Former partners in the Camargo Station business have been invited to take part. The three current partners, who share responsibility for operating the store at 7754 Camargo Road, have learned to work together smoothly through the years. Boswell bought her interest in the business 19 years ago from Louise Borden, now a respected author of children’s books. Weber has been a partner 14 years and Betsy 10. All three are married. “We all do everything,” Boswell said, explaining that the partners handle all tasks in a business with no employees – although husbands sometimes help out. The store stocks a wide range of new books in all categories, but specializes in children’s books and literary fiction. Partners happily recommend selections for book clubs, including two that meet at The Bookshelf. Partners take special pride in a “Book Angels” program that provides books for young students in several inner-city schools, a program financed with the help of customer donations. The Bookshelf was opened in 1975 by Anne Harrison, Blair Garvey and Gen Rosenkrantz. That trio launched a tiny business that sported bookshelves made by their spouses and an antique cash register still in service today. By the time Boswell became a partner in 1991, the store had doubled its 700square-foot space and was thriving, with a growing list of loyal customers. Through the years, partners have come and moved on. Previous partners included Prissy Connell, Nancy Hancher, Dibby Johann, Janet Kindel, Robin Nielsen, Ellie Paulsen, Jeanne Schmidt, Mary Anne Stenger, Lili Tatsuno and Patsy Winn. The business continues to prosper despite growing competition from national book megastores and online marketers. The partners say a key to their success is knowing books, knowing their customers, and being able to match the two. “We emphasize personal service,” Boswell said.


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