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Hyde Park bike lanes planned Some on-street parking spots may also be eliminated

By Forrest Sellers

Many of the residents who attended a special Hyde Park meeting on reconfiguring Madison Road supported proposed bike lanes. In addition to bicycle lanes, the changes would include a dedicated two-way, left-turn lane. As part of the reconfiguration, parking along Madison Road from Grandin Road to Dana Avenue would be eliminated. A number of residents have expressed opposition to the plan because it eliminates parking, which many say is already a challenge in the area. Michael Moore, interim director of the city’s Transportation and Engineering Department, said the changes are being made for safety reasons and also to provide a link with other proposed bike lanes throughout the city. “People on their bikes will change a community,” said Jay Hein, who owns a business on Madison Road. “It makes people feel safer.” Observatory Avenue resident Christine Edie said she also supported the addition of bicycle lanes. “This is a walking and riding neighborhood,” she said. “(The bicycle lanes) are needed for safety and accessibility.” However, a number of residents attending the meeting said they are opposed to the plan. Cleinview Avenue resident Patrick Homan inquired whether


Residents attend a Hyde Park meeting to discuss a reconfiguration of Madison Road. A number of the residents support the addition of bike lanes, while others have expressed concern about the removal of parking. the city had done a count on the number of cyclists who use Madison Road. Moore said the city had not done a count. “I don’t think most of us will give up our car for a bicycle,” said Homan. Jack Wyant, whose wife is president of Grandin Properties, said removal of parking will exacerbate parking problems in the area. “We face an insurmountable problem of where to park,” he said. Even members of the Hyde Park Neighborhood Council were mixed in their responses. Council member Louisa Adams said the bicycle lanes will provide a safety buffer for pedestrians.

Council member Paul Naberhaus. though, said the reconfiguration will be a problem for singlefamily homeowners in the affected portion. “Where are their guests going to park?” he asked. Cincinnati City Councilwoman Laure Quinlivan, who attended the meeting, proposed a reconfiguration that would maintain both the bicycle lanes and parking but eliminate the center turn lane. The Hyde Park Neighborhood Council did not take a vote, but will likely discuss the topic at its next meeting Tuesday, Nov. 9. Moore said some type of decision on permanent restriping of Madison Road will be made within the next few weeks.


Hyde Park residents Lucie Blanchard, left, and Anne Gilligan were among those who attended a discussion on changes to Madison Road. Plans are to reconfigure Madison Road to include a left-turn lane and bike lanes. Onstreet parking would be eliminated as part of the plan.

Input sought for Mariemont improvements By Lisa Wakeland

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The Mariemont boys’ soccer team captured a district championship title last week with a 2-1 victory over Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy. SEE STORY, A6

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Mariemont is trying to find ways to make strides in the village’s historic district. The Public Works and Services Committee recently conducted a brainstorming session on how to begin improvements in that area, near Chestnut, Oak and Maple streets. “There is a lot of talk about how the historic district is everybody’s first concern, but we very rarely see anything done,” Councilwoman and committee Chairwoman Kim Sullivan said. “We don’t want to lose that enthusiasm,” said Sullivan. Denise McCarthy, who lives in the historic district, suggested a coordinated effort to clean up yards and public spaces. She added that it’s also important to educate residents and property owners about who is responsible for the respective areas around apart-



Mariemont is asking residents and business owners for ideas on how to improve the area. ments or townhouses. Councilman and committee member Jeff Andrews suggested a designated day each year for volunteerism and preservation in the historic district. Other ideas included beautification or site improvement awards for historic district properties and

Mariemont resident Jerry Vianello said it is important for citizens to take pride in the area. Councilman and committee member Cortney Scheeser suggested using the Mariemont Preservation Foundation’s Vision Plan, which identifies the historic district as a top priority, as a start-

The Public Works and Services Committee discussed the need for increased lighting in the historic district to improve safety, but not flood the area with light. Multiple ideas were discussed for a pilot program to improve lighting in the historic district including more light poles and fixtures, trimming trees around existing lights and increasing the wattage of the current street lights or using light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs. The committee agreed that Chestnut Street, between Oak and Beech streets, would be a good test area, but would like to consult with an expert from Duke Energy before moving forward with a lighting plan. ing point and having residents to weigh in on priorities for that area. The committee decided to survey historic district residents for more ideas on how to improve the area.

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Kathy Ryan, program manager for the Mariemont City Schools, said there are more than 200 pieces of artwork that will need to be properly stored during the facilities transitions. She said art teachers will sort through the pieces to determine what is of value and what is not. Mariemont elementary schools will have a combination of new construction and renovations. Fairfax Elementary is being demolished and a new junior high will be built on that site. Ryan said bids are com-

ing back for the electrical and plumbing work, as well as the geothermal system and modular buildings. The Board of Education is expected to accept those bids at a special meeting at 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 5. Ryan added that teachers have been working with the architects on classroom space for the new buildings and they are finalizing the details for the new junior high gymnasium. One of the biggest challenges, Ryan said, is transferring the records from each of the schools and some will have to be purged while others will be converted to an electronic format. The school district is also

There will be a special Mariemont City Schools Board of Education meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29, to review the progress at the end of design and development phase, as well as the project budget. Board members are expected to approve the final designs for the facilities at the meeting so the project can go out to bid. The meeting will be in room C20 at Mariemont High School, 3812 Pocahontas Ave. conducting a study on the current traffic patterns around Mariemont Elementary, as well as during and after construction, Ryan said. The buildings are scheduled to open in the fall of 2012 and students will be housed in modular buildings during construction.

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Columbia Township has been working to create a roundabout on Plainville Road for four years, and that work may be up in smoke after a recent decision by Mariemont officials. The Mariemont Committee of a Whole recently voted to stop discussions about a roundabout at the six-way intersection of Murray Avenue, Plainville

and Madisonville roads that it shares with the township. The committee voted 5-1 to stop Lemon discussion on the roundabout, with Councilman Cortney Scheeser casting the lone dissenting vote. The committee’s recommendation still needs a vote from council at an upcom-

ing meeting. Nearly 30 residents attended the meeting and more than half of attendees spoke out against the proposal. Many said there is no safety problem at the intersection and the roundabout would create more problems for pedestrians or take away too much property. Others said the stop signs have worked well enough to control traffic flow and that intersection is only busy during morning and evening rush hours. Columbia Township Trustee David Kubicki questioned if the committee made an informed decision, as no township officials attended the meeting. Township Administrator Michael Lemon said the township has attempted to meet with Mariemont officials for several months to discuss the roundabout prior to the committee meeting. Kubicki said it’s obviously Mariemont’s right to disapprove of the project, but he had hoped for more discussion between the two communities. “What I don’t approve of is the process,” he said. Township officials had

hoped to gain approval for the roundabout at Murray and Plainville in hopes of adding it to a recent $1.78 million Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of Governments grant Columbia Township received for a roundabout at Bramble and Plainville roads. Township Administrator Michael Lemon said the township had hoped to combine the projects and do them at the same time. Now, it appears the township must decide if it plans to move forward with the Bramble and Plainville roundabout. The committee voted 5-1 to stop discussion on the roundabout, with Councilman Cortney Scheeser casting the lone dissenting vote. The committee’s recommendation still needs a vote from council at an upcoming meeting. Nearly 30 residents attended the meeting and more than half of attendees spoke out against the proposal. Many said there is no safety problem at the intersection and the roundabout would create more problems for pedestrians or take away too much property.

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It’s official: Hyde Park is really nice ∫Gannett News Service Hyde Park, long considered one of Cincinnati’s premiere neighborhoods, now has been recognized as one of the nation’s premiere neighborhoods. The American Planning Association named Hyde Park one of its 10 Great Neighborhoods for 2010 in its Great Places in America program. “It has a great balance of the residential and the commercial,” said Tre Jerdon, research associate with the American Planning Association, a Washington-based nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting good community planning. “That

makes it a suburbanesque urban area. “Hyde Park’s historic architecture makes it unique,” said Jerdon, who lived in Forest Park until moving out of the Cincinnati area in 1995. “It really stands out from other areas of the city.” Other factors that helped Hyde Park achieve its Great Neighborhood honor, Jerdon said, are the value its residents place on education, the good planning by the city that helped shape the neighborhood and the active nature of the Hyde Park Neighborhood Council. “One of the things we work hardest at,” said Ann Gerwin, pres-

ident of the council, “is trying to preserve the right mix of residential and business. We want to protect the residential character of the community while supporting the local businesses.” Cincinnati Councilwoman Leslie Ghiz, who lived in Hyde Park for eight years, said she moved to the neighborhood in 2000 primarily because of its safety and the restaurants and shops in Hyde Park Square. “You have bikers, joggers and people walking around at night,” she said. “It’s a nice atmosphere to be in,” said Ghiz. Hyde Park, a 10-minute drive

from downtown, is best known for its large, stately homes with manicured lawns and its picturesque and vibrant square. The association’s other nine Great Neighborhoods this year are: Downtown Frederick in Frederick, Md.; Historic Ninth Street Hill in Lafayette, Ind.; Lower Downtown in Denver; the Paseo in Oklahoma City; Cathedral Historic District in Sioux Falls, S.D.; Frank Lloyd Wright Historic Neighborhood in Oak Park, Ill.; Historic John S. Park Neighborhood in Las Vegas; Back Bay in Boston; and Riverside Avondale in Jacksonville, Fla.


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Mariemont council to focus on economic development Program to help people

Mariemont Village Council plans to rename and refocus a committee aimed at economic development in the village. Council recently unanimously agreed to change the name of the Planning and Zoning Committee to the Economic Development and Zoning Committee. Councilman Jeff Andrews introduced the motion to change the committee name and said it should “serve as a long-range planning committee for Miller issues and opportunities that impact the quality of life i n Mariemont.” “Economic development is a need that we Black have and will always have.” Village Council previously discussed the idea of creating a forum for economic Wolter development issues, though there was some disagreement on whether it should be a committee of council or an advisory group comprised of citizens, developers or other interested parties. Andrews emphasized that it’s important to have this as a committee of council and not an outside group. He added that the newly renamed committee should determine if it operates with input from an outside group. Councilman Andy Black, who is on the current Planning and Zoning Committee, said that the Mariemont Preservation Foundation already gathered input from residents and business

owners for the Vision Plan and the renamed committee would be a good starting point to discuss that plan. “The mission I think we’ve all felt ourselves in is very reactive … and this will give us some focus on longterm,” he said of renaming the committee. Councilman Joe Miller, chairman of the current Planning and Zoning Committee, said changing the name would not put an undue burden on h i s


committee. He added that the newly renamed committee would discuss the shortand long-range goals for economic development in the village and determine what tools, such as a commission of interested citizens or a group appointed by the mayor, can help achieve those goals.

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Columbia Twp. residents want roads repaired By Rob Dowdy

Residents in the Williams Meadow neighborhood want their roads repaired, and they’re hoping to work with Columbia Township on a way to achieve that goal. During a recent worksession with the township, more than a dozen residents came to the township administration building to hear township officials speak about their concerns. Township Administrator Michael Lemon prepared several poster boards of information for residents, listing the reasons the township hasn’t repaired the community’s roads. Lemon noted the township last passed a road levy 15 years ago, and failed to pass levies in May and November of last year. He also detailed where their tax money goes, noting the township gets about

Columbia Township trustees recently conducted a worksession to discuss street maintenance concerns with residents of Williams Meadow. 14 percent of the taxes residents in Williams Meadow pays. “A lot of your money does not come to the town-

ship,” Lemon said. The three streets in Williams Meadow contribute about 10 percent of Columbia Township’s street

and road improvement fund. The township has approximately 10 miles of roads it is responsible for, with the remaining roads


falling under state or county jurisdiction. Township Trustee President Stephen Langenkamp said he asked Lemon to

schedule the meeting because Williams Meadow residents were asking why their roads were not being repaired. “It’s our job to communicate that. People need to understand what they’re paying for,” Langenkamp said. He said the neighborhood roads, like all township roads, are rated on a scale of one to 12, and the lower the number, the more work the road needs. Lemon said Williams Meadow roads are rated a six, meaning they aren’t in dire need of repair. Langenkamp admits the roads, which have been patched in recent years, aren’t aesthetically pleasing, but they are “structurally sound.” He said residents of Williams Meadow have agreed to put together a resident committee to work with the township on their road concerns.

Mariemont schools developing an application By Lisa Wakeland


Mariemont City Schools are developing a smart phone application, or app, that is scheduled to launch early next year.

Residents in the Mariemont City Schools will soon have one more way to keep up to date with what’s happening in the district. The school district is developing a smart phone application, or app, that will have many of the same

functions as the website. “We’re committed to doing everything we can to stay in touch with the residents of the school district,” Superintendent Paul Imhoff said. “It’s another way to communicate with the public.” He added that the idea for the app originated at the school district’s administrative retreat this summer


because it’s become apparent more and more people use smart phones such as a Blackberry or iPhone. Communications Coordinator Betsy Porst, who is working on the app development with Larry Goetz, webmaster for the school district, said the app will be an extension of the website. “We hope they’ll be able


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Students at Cardinal Pacelli School in Mt. Lookout wore red instead of their school uniforms Oct. 8 in honor and support of the Red’s second playoff game. Shown here is Mandy Kirk’s fifth-grade students. LISA WAKELAND/STAFF

Children’s author and illustrator Will Hillenbrand makes a quick drawing for students at Terrace Park Elementary on Tuesday, Oct. 12. Hillenbrand, who lives in Terrace Park, is this year’s visiting author, an annual program for the Mariemont City Schools.

Mariemont schools get special visit from author

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From counting crocodiles and dracula’s strange company to baby dragons and giants each character is a part of Will Hillenbrand’s life. Hillenbrand, a children’s author and illustrator, stopped by Terrace Park and Mariemont elementary schools this week as the visiting author. “Each book is part of my life and experience,” he told students. Hillenbrand, who lives in Terrace Park and has more than 50 published books, showed students his process for bringing the illustrations to life. He spoke about keeping a journal of his thoughts and sketches, as well as the detailed research to add a layer of authenticity to the stories. “An author visit makes books personal so (students) can relate to the work much stronger and find pleasure in reading,” he said. Linda Lee, principal of Terrace Park Elementary, said each grade level picked one of Hillenbrand’s books and completed a project


A Ladies Day Luncheon was held by Cardinal Pacelli School parents at parent Pam Lovdal’s pool and home in Anderson Township. From left, parents Gerry Schulze of Mt. Lookout and Piper Sauter of Mariemont get their hair styled at the luncheon.

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Second- and third-grade students at Terrace Park Elementary watch as visiting author and illustrator Will Hillenbrand draws a rhyming reptile. that corresponded to the curriculum. From American history to how to craft a story, Lee said Hillenbrand’s stories can help teach students a variety of lessons. “He has a lot to share in both illustration and writing,” she said. Hillenbrand, who was one of the founding members of the

author visit committee, said he hopes his visit and his experience reminds students that not everything comes easy and it takes effort to succeed at something. “Seeing an author adds authenticity to what teachers or parents tell them,” he said. “I hope to inspire them to an unending curiosity.”

Aug. 18 was the first day of school for students at Cardinal Pacelli School and a chance to be pampered and raise money at the same time for their moms. Held at Cardinal parent Pam Lovdal’s pool and home in Anderson Township, hostesses Kathleen Howe, Katie Kleeman, Mary Beth Hines, Kris Schulte, Christine Lynch, Anna McDowell and Anne

Besl welcomed 43 women to a Ladies Day Luncheon. In addition to the lunch made by the hostesses, guests were offered 10-minute massages from Green Spa, hair styling from Taynas Salon and skin assessments from Dr. Jon Mendelsohn’s office. Proceeds went to Our Lord Christ the King Church.


Cardinal Pacelli School in Mt. Lookout will conduct an open house 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7. Prospective families will have the opportunity to tour the school, meet teachers and

students and learn about the educational program, which includes Spanish in grades K-8 and integrated technology. For more information or to register, call enrollment coordinator Jamie Schwendeman at 321-1048 or visit

College Board recognizes several CCDS students Forty-five Cincinnati Country Day School students have been named Advanced Placement Scholars by the College Board in recognition of their achievement on the college-level AP Examinations taken in May 2009 and prior. Nationally, only 18 percent of the 1.5 million students who take the exams perform at sufficiently high levels to earn the distinction of AP Scholar. The 45 CCDS students who earned this distinction represent 38 percent of the CCDS classes of 2010 and 2011. “Our community is proud of the students’ academic achieve-

ments,” said Robert Macrae, Head of School. “This extraordinary performance is a testament to the value our students, families and faculty place on a great education. “Our students are highly motivated achievers who also excel in extracurricular activities.” The CCDS National Scholars, granted to students in the U.S. who receive an average grade of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams, are: Xanni Brown (Indian Hill) and Sebastian Koochaki (Loveland). The Scholars with Distinction, granted to students who receive an

average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams on full-year courses, are: Jordi Alonso (Loveland), Kevin Baxter (Loveland), Nicholas Bender (Indian Hill), Kathryn Black (Loveland), Alyssa Breneman (Anderson Township), Xanni Brown (Indian Hill), Jayne Caron (Mariemont), Will Duncan (Hyde Park), Isaac Guttman (Indian Hill), Alanah Hall (Avondale), Claire Heinichen (Indian Hill), Sebastian Koochaki (Loveland), Thomas Langlois (Anderson Township), Allison Lazarus (Hyde Park, Terrace Park), Alexandra McInturf (Indian Hill), Kevin McSwiggen (Indian Hill), Marzieh

Mirzamani (Avondale), Micaela Mulee (Anderson Township), Fletcher Pease (Indian Hill), Will Portman (Terrace Park), Baldur Tangvald (Terrace Park), Kate Taylor (Loveland) and Amanda Young (Indian Hill). Scholars with Honor, granted to students who receive an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams on full-year courses, are: William Bismayer (Indian Hill), Elizabeth Blackburn (Indian Hill), Megan Bonini (Indian Hill), Liza Cohen (Indian Hill), Will Fritz (Indian Hill), Jordan Komnick (Milford), Alexandra Lento (Indi-

an Hill), Andrew McElhinney (Indian Hill), Cody Pomeranz (Indian Hill) and Jess Smith (Williamsburg). AP Scholars, granted to students who receive grades of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams on full year courses, are: Nick Brown (Indian Hill), Jules Cantor (Indian Hill), Max Dietz (Hyde Park), Lilly Fleischmann (Indian Hill), Katharine Flexter (Indian Hill), Ryan Galloway (Indian Hill), Ilana Habib (Indian Hill), Meredith Hritz (Indian Hill), Jamie Huelskamp (Indian Hill), Tara Leesar (Roselawn), Mac McKee (Indian Hill) and Caroline Perrin (Walnut Hills).

Ursuline holds ring ceremony


Ursuline Academy juniors celebrated their ring ceremony at the school Oct. 3. Pictured are juniors, from left: Madi Stuhlreyer of West Chester Township and Emma Heise of Hyde Park speaking at the ceremony. Friar Jack Wessling (far right) presided at the Mass.

Ursuline Academy juniors celebrated their Ring Ceremony at the school Oct. 3, a ritual that has been a religious event and special part of the school for decades. The ceremony, which began with Mass presided by faculty member Friar Jack Wessling, was attended by the junior class, their families, faculty members and other students who provided music and singing. After communion, the rings were blessed by President Sharon Redmond and Congregational

Minister of the Ursulines of Brown County Sister Patricia Homan. Redmond, Principal Tom Barhorst and the junior homeroom teachers presented the rings and pledge certificates to the juniors. The juniors then recited the ring pledge wherein they declared their loyalty to the school and to God, and acknowledged the symbolism in the ring’s design of the school’s patroness, St. Angela Merici. The ring ceremony is more than a token symbolizing a move up in rank at Ursuline Academy.

According to Redmond, “Today serves as a reminder that it is incumbent upon you to reach out to others in an effort to be united as a class and as this Ursuline community. And today, just as St. Angela did so many decades ago, an Ursuline woman remains a woman who has vision and gives voice to the values that shape the future for the good of others.” A reception for the juniors, their families and the Ursuline community followed the ceremony in the school café.



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Cross Country

The Divisions I-III Regional Championships were held Oct. 30 at Troy. The top four teams and top 16 individuals in each race advanced to the OHSAA State Cross Country Championships, which will be held Nov. 6 at Scioto Downs Race Track in Columbus. Among the qualifying boys teams are: • Summit, 1 (109) Among the qualifying girls teams are: • St. Ursula, 4 (158) Among the qualifying boys individuals are: • Brian Austin, Mariemont (16:53), 14

The week at St. Ursula

• The St. Ursula volleyball team beat Mason 25-18, 25-14, 27-25 in Division I Sectionals. On Oct. 30, St. Ursula lost to Lakota East, 25-21, 25-23, 2512 during a district final match. • In soccer Oct. 26, St. Ursula beat Kings 2-0. Abby Weber and Gruber scored the goals. SUA beat Lebanon 3-2 Oct. 30 and will play Mason at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, at Princeton High School

The week at Summit

• In boys’ soccer, Summit shut out Ripley 6-0 in Division III play, Oct. 25. Summit’s Andrew Vance scored three goals, Colin Brooks scored two, Doug Emery scored one and Ryan Hall made one save. On Oct. 28 Summit shutout Yellow Springs, 2-0, during a district championship match. Mosi ClarkCobbs and Eddie De St. Aubin scored for Summit. Summit advanced to play Mariemont, Nov. 2, after deadline.

The week at Purcell

• The Purcell Marian lost to Versailles 25-18, 25-17, 2513 Oct. 30.

The week at Seven Hills

• The Seven Hills boys’ soccer team shut out Reading 4-0 in Division III play, Oct. 25. Seven Hills’ Ian McNamara made seven saves, Matt Cohen scored three goals and Miles Hill scored one. On Oct. 28, Bethel shutout Seven Hills, 3-0, in Division III play.

SIDELINES Mental toughness

Belay Performance will present a series of “mental toughness” clinics to discuss how athletes can develop confidence, focus and nerves of steel. The series starts at 7 p.m. at the following dates and locations: Nov. 3 – Cincinnati Country Day Visit the Belay Performance web site – Please RSVP to Thor Jacobs at 3545684 or email

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Soccer: Warriors leave playoff mark

By Nick Dudukovich

Both the Mariemont boys’ and girls’ soccer teams experienced success during the 2010 postseason. The boys continued their run with a regional semifinal match against Summit Country Day, Nov. 2 (after Eastern Hills Journal deadline). The girls advanced to the third round of sectionals before falling to Wyoming, Oct. 26.


Senior leadership played an integral role for the Warriors during the 2010 campaign, according to coach Joe Mehl. The squad boasted a crop of 12th-graders who played in three of the last four district championship games. Seniors such as Andrew Fields, Jake Griffin, Johnny Wirthlin, Quinn Budig, Taylor Henderson and David Finn set the tone during the year and helped the squad build an 8-3-4 regular season record. Mehl said his team was successful because of their willingness to practice and play to the last second. “These guys have heard me talk for four years about playing from the start of the whistle until the end...not a lot of kids buy into that,” Mehl said. As the sixth seed in the Division III sectional tournament, Mariemont trounced Georgetown, 8-0, before beating St. Bernard, 4-0 in second-round play. During the sectional finals, the Warriors squeezed out a 5-4 victory against Dayton Christian and moved on to defeat CHCA, 2-1, in the district finals. Fields’ nine goals led the squad in scoring this season, while Wirthlin and Griffin also made an impact on offense. The duo combined to score 15 goals for the Warriors. Budig also proved to be a big part of the Mariemont offense by assisting on 13 goals throughout the year.


The Lady Warriors advanced to the sectional semifinal before falling to Wyoming, 3-2. The squad was sad to see their season end, but coach Mike Haney was impressed with his squad’s play during



Mariemont senior Quinn Budig (left) battles for a header against Dayton Christian during the Warriors’ victory Oct. 25.

Mariemont senior Johnny Wirthlin scores the fifth and final penalty kick for the victory over Dayton Christian Oct. 25.


The Mariemont varsity boys’ soccer team waits to receive the District trophy after winning the Division III Southwest Ohio Soccer Championship game 2-1 against Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, Oct. 28. the match. “They were disappointed, but we played a decent game...I was pleased with their efforts,” Haney said. The girls’ postseason odyssey started when they beat Felicity, 6-0, during the opening round. In second-round action, the Warriors ended Seven Hills’ season, 3-0. Haney believes his team’s postseason run came together because the squad started reaching its potential at the right part of the season. “I think for the most part, we peaked at the right time,” Haney said. “I think once we got into the tournament, we had all of the girls on the same page going after the same goal.” The squad was led by Morgan Beck, who had 18 goals and five assists on the


Mariemont Senior David Finn fights for a header against Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy No. 11 Mark Hansford during the Division III Southwest Ohio Soccer Championship game. Mariemont beat CHCA 2-1. season. Haney was impressed with the way Beck emerged as a team leader after the graduation of several contributors from last year’s

squad. “(Morgan’s) very gifted, she’s not flashy and she doesn’t really want the spotlight on her,” Haney said. “She had a different

role this year...(she) kind of became the playmaker and goal scorer and she handled that role well.” Morgan was aided on the field by fellow seniors Emily Mehl and Stephanie Jones, according to Haney. Haney added that senior Emily Moreton also played a factor for the Warriors, and was invaluable for the team during the final weeks of the season. The Warriors ended the year with a 10-7-1 record. Haney said the thing he’ll remember the most from this season was how his team stepped up and filled the roles left by last year’s graduating class. “As a coach, that’s all you can ask for from these kids...To play for something bigger than themselves, and they did,” he said.

Summit exits playoffs with experience By Nick Dudukovich


Pulling in the win

Mariemont junior Griffin Donnelly catches a touchdown pass from senior quarterback Eric Nerl in the Friday, Oct. 22, game against Deer Park. Mariemont won the game 41-6. In the Friday, Oct. 29 game, Mariemont lost to Madeira 28-14, finishing the season 5-5.

The Summit Country Day girls’ soccer team ended its season with a 1-0 loss to McNicholas during the Division II sectional finals, Oct. 26. Summit coach Mike Fee said his team was disappointed to end the season so soon. Despite the third-round loss, expectations are already growing for next season. We’re very heavy on underclassmen and we gained a lot of experience during the season,” Fee said. “Hopefully we’ll learn from that and take it to next

season.” Next year, the squad will welcome back goal-scoring machine Elizabeth Williams, who had 21 goals on the season. The sophomore, who has 30 goals through her first two years of eligibility, could be poised for an even bigger year because she is figuring out how to single handily attack defenses. “Her speed sets her apart from other players and she is learning to create (shots) for herself,” Fee said. Freshman Bryce Hueber of Newtown should also return for the Silver Knights. In Hueber’s first year of high-school soccer, she

proved to be an offensive threat and had 14 goals during the season. Hueber started off the 2010 campaign as a timid freshman, but by the end of the year, she was more than capable of playing a lot of minutes, and broke Summit’s freshman scoring record, according to Fee. “Early on, she really sat back a bit and was afraid to impose herself,” he said. “I think she wanted the older players to lead, but she’s a talented player and as the season wore on, she played more.” While Summit fielded a young team, the squad did boast some senior leaders who helped the Silver

Knights end the year with a 13-4-2 record. Four-year starters Libby Meininger and Hannah Hart helped lay the groundwork for Summit’s next few seasons by showing their younger teammates how to lead on the field. “Libby was a tremendous player, I loved her unselfishness and Hannah was really a leader on defense for us,” Fee said. “They’ll be missed.” The Silver Knights advanced through the postseason by trouncing St. Bernard, 10-0, during the first round of sectionals. During the second round, Summit beat Cincinnati Christian, 7-0.

Sports & recreation

November 3, 2010

St. X claims 2nd district title in 3 years By Tony Meale

Henry Ahrens has been a part of close losses during his coaching tenure, but this was getting ridiculous. The St. Xavier High School soccer coach saw his team lose seven matches during the regular season; six of them were by one goal, including three straight during a seven-day span in September. “Any loss is frustrating,” Ahrens said, “but several of them in succession starts to wear on a team.” The Bombers, however, sustained these losses without a pair of key seniors – sweeper David Strawser and midfielder Tommy Rogers. “We knew we would be a

better team when they returned,” Ahrens said. “So we took heart that even without those guys in the lineup, we were still competing with the tough teams on our schedule.” Since closing the regular season with one-goal losses to Carroll and Moeller, the Bombers have won three straight games – two of them by one goal – to earn their second district championship in three years. St. X, which has not allowed a goal this postseason, notched 1-0 wins over La Salle and Milford and, in the district final, 2-0 over Beavercreek Oct. 28. “In the end, the best things those losses taught us is that the little things matter, the details matter,

because at a high level of play the margin of error is pretty slim,” Ahrens said. “The difference between winning by a goal and losing by a goal often comes down to one or two plays a game.” The Bombers faced Centerville in the Division I Regional Semifinals Nov. 2 after Community Press deadline. Leading St. X are senior captains Kenny Archbold (F), Kevin Wegman (GK) and the aforementioned Rogers. Ahrens said his captains have provided stability and delivered a sense or urgency for the younger players. “(The captains) push the younger players,” Ahrens said, “but the younger play-

ers respond because they see the consistent effort of the seniors.” Other seniors include Tim Bryson (M), Eric Freeman (D) and Merten Marx (GK). St. X started the year 25-0 but went 5-0-2 in its next seven matches. “We played a real tough schedule,” said Ahrens, whose opponents included Walsh Jesuit, Toledo St. John’s, Mason and Fairfield. “We knew it wasn’t going to be easy.” But teamwork, Ahrens said, has carried St. X, which has posted seven shutouts this season. “We have skill but aren’t the most skilled, we have speed but aren’t the fastest and we understand the game but aren’t the most

tactically experienced team,” he said. “But we are always a team, and that’s been the constant that’s allowed us to bridge the skill gaps, the speed gaps, and the tactical gaps that we faced at times this year.” The Bombers are now taking the one-game-at-atime approach. “We like to tell the guys there is no state tournament,” Ahrens said. “There is only (our next opponent).” If the Bombers defeat Centerville, they play the winner of Moeller vs. Sycamore Nov. 6 at Princeton. St. X did not face Sycamore this year and lost 1-0 to Moeller in the regular-season finale. The state semifinals are slated for Nov. 9 with the

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Ahrens praises coaching staff

St. Xavier head soccer coach Henry Ahrens also credited his coaching staff for his team’s success. “I think the continuity of our coaching staff has been a big part of keeping things on an even keel amidst injuries and defeats,” he said. “Marty Roberts, Brian Schaeper, Andrew Prentovic, Rich Lemon and Amy Hagedorn have been with these guys all four years here at St. X, and they all have contributed to making them better players and better people, people who are capable of overcoming adversity. They deserve a lot of credit for the success of these players.” state final to follow Nov. 12. St. X advanced to state most recently in 2005, falling 3-1 to Cleveland St. Ignatius in the final.

Field hockey: SUA dominates regionals By Nick Dudukovich


CCD’s Gretchen Weigel’s time of 19:59.92 earned the senior a third-place finish at the district championship Oct. 23.

CCD runners leave playoff mark By Nick Dudukovich

The Cincinnati Country Day School girls’ cross country team didn’t expect to be running a meet Oct. 30. However, the girls did just that when they participated in the Division III regional championships at Troy High School. The squad advanced to this level of the postseason by placing second at the Division III district championships at Voice of America Park Oct. 23. The district meet was dominated by Alanah Hall, who finished first at the event with a time of 19 minutes, 23 seconds, and Gretchen Weigel of Terrace Park, who placed third, with a time of 19 minutes, 59 seconds. Seniors Ramona Weber (23rd place) and Kate Taylor (30th place), as well as freshman Madison Komnick (57th place), helped round out the scoring for the Indians. At regionals, the squad’s season came to an end with an 11th place finish. Despite the result, coach Merle Black said the girls were happy to be participating in the race. “They were thrilled to run at regionals...I’m proud of the girls. They love to run and have worked hard throughout the season,” he said.

Black said the team didn’t have high expectations for regionals, but the squad felt confident Hall could advance to state. Hall didn’t let her team down. The senior placed third in the event, with a time of 19 minutes, 15.3 seconds, and qualified for the state championship meet. “Alanah’s one of these kids who has loved to run for many, many years,” Black said. “She’s a determined, hard-working, conscientious young lady.” Black said considers Weigel, who played soccer during her first three years at CCD, a key athlete for the squad. “We wouldn’t have made it to regionals without her,” Black said. The boys’ squad was also represented at Troy. Kyle Kistinger got to regionals by placing 12th at districts with a time of 17 minutes, 57 seconds. Kistinger almost didn’t run in the race because of a torn oblique muscle he suffered in the spring, according to Black. Black believes that Kistinger would have finished in the top three at the district meet if he were healthy. “He has a high threshold for pain and he’s determined,” Black said. Kistinger finished 42nd at regionals, with a time of 17 minutes, 44.3 seconds.

St. Ursula Academy’s field hockey team set a goal back in May to play in the regional championship game. The Bulldogs accomplished that fete by defeating Ursuline, 2-1, at Spinney Field Oct. 28. With the win, the squad advanced to play Oakwood, Oct. 30. The Bulldogs could only manage one goal against Oakwood, but it was all the squad needed, as St. Ursula picked up the win and a berth in the state tournament. To be successful this year, the girls had to commit to consistent improvement throughout the course of the season, according to coach Sarah Catlin. “We didn’t expect to be (in the regional final), as much as we worked to be here,” Catlin said by e-mail. St. Ursula’s run comes after graduating 12 players from last year’s team. “It would have been easy to lose focus or lose the drive to prove we were worthy of the No. 1 seed again, (but) just the opposite happened,” she said. “I think this group really picked up their commitment and determination to a whole new level.” The girls also re-evaluated themselves after falling to their rival, Ursuline, with two weeks left to go in the regular season. “It was a hard look in the mirror and on some days. I don’t think we really believed we were good enough,” Catlin said. “However, at just the right time, the team decided to go for it. We couldn’t play safe and


St. Ursula senior defender Meghan Winter warms up before a match against Ursuline Oct. 27. win that game. (The team) risked, and was rewarded.” With the 1-0 win over Oakwood, Catlin believes her squad has a great shot to win the state championship. While teams from different regions are favored to win the title, Catlin believes the competition the girls received in southwest Ohio could help the Bulldogs change some minds. “The competition was so fierce in Cincinnati,” Catlin said. “That experience in tight games to move on will really pay off.” On offense, the squad has been led by Ellen Frank, who has 19 goals on the year. According to Catlin, the senior’s leadership and intensity is just as important as her scoring talents. “(Her) mindset is invaluable as it rubs off on teammates. It keeps practice at a high level of intensity,” Catlin said. “When she celebrates a goal in practice, it sets a tone, and she doesn’t only celebrate her own. A goal is a goal, and she loves them.” The squad has also gotten solid play from goalie


St. Ursula junior attacker Ellen Frank (5) warms up before a 2-0 win over Ursuline on Oct. 27.


St. Ursula senior goalie Ellen Ryan recorded a shutout against Ursuline Oct. 27. Ellen Ryan, who has two shutouts in the team’s last two playoff games. “She tracks the game with such focus and purpose, nothing ever surprises her,” Catlin said. “The abili-

ty to read the game, compiled with her natural quickness makes her a goalie that, should you score on her, keep the ball, (because) it just doesn’t happen that often.”

Hyde Park accountant runs 77 miles in race



St. Ursula Academy swimmer Kaitlyn Ferrara celebrates being named a swimming All-American in the 500 Freestyle. Swimmers who are designated All-American represent the fastest 100 athletes in the nation in each event. Ferrara began swimming in the 8 and under age group. Now a sophomore, she swims for St. Ursula in the winter, and trains year-round with the Anderson Barracudas.

Karl Dostal, partner at Cooney Faulkner & Stevens accounting firm in Hyde Park, crunched some new numbers. Dostal participated in the NorthCoast 24, a 24-hour long race in which he ran 77 miles and placed 75 out of 147 runners. The endurance race lasted from 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, to 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, and is a mile-long loop along Lake Erie in Cleveland. Runners are allowed to leave the race at any point to rest or eat, but must return at the same

point. The event supports the Epilepsy Association Virtual Runner Program, in which runners collect donations to benefit epilepsy patients. Dostal has been with CFS since its founding in 2000 and became a partner four years ago. Prior to joining CFS, he served as a controller in the manufacturing industry. Dostal has developed a niche practice in CFO outsourced services, primarily in the medical profession.



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Clean-air habits also important in winter

With the conclusion of summer and fall in full swing, it appears one of the most severe smog seasons to hit the Tristate region has ended. The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) would like to thank the residents of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for their efforts to help improve the region’s air quality. The Hamilton County Environmental Services issued 25 smog alerts in 2010, significantly more than the three issued last year and the most since 1999. The smog alerts involved Kentucky counties of Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties, and Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, and Warren counties in Ohio. This summer the Cincinnati region experienced record-breaking heat, humidity and the 12th warmest summer on record. When the forecast calls for high

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tion. Another contributing factor to the increase in smog alert days is the more stringent federal ozone standards established in 2008. The tightened ozone standards from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) help to protect citizens by improving air quality. The premise for air quality


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What message would you like to send our veterans in honor of Veterans Day on Thursday, Nov. 11? Every week the Eastern Hills Journal asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line.

Write the headline and/or lead you expect to see, or would like to see, for next Wednesday’s post-election coverage. “Voters say ‘enough!’” M.A.M. “It’s over! Time now for everyone to work together to build a stronger, better city, county, state, and country.” J.S.B. “Dems routed!!!”


“Republicans sweep almost all contests for Congress and governorships!” “Sub-head: ‘That Hopey/ Changey thing didn’t work so well.’” Bill B. “Yalmanchilli shocks Schmidt with stunning upset! Democrats retain control of Congress. Americans are smart enough to remember who got us in to this fiscal mess in the first place. We know lies when we see them, from both parties.” F.S.D. “Fair tax enacted – income tax repealed” S.B. “Republicans Host a Tea Party!” T.H. “Would like to see: ‘Tea party dumps gop candidates in Boston harbor – dems retain control of congress’ Expect to see: ‘gop takes congress by storm – country can now enjoy Bush era economy all over again’ “’Nuff said ...” M.M. “The Party of NO gets a No from the people.” J.Z. “Republicans gain control of

temperatures, clear skies, and little or no wind, much like the OKI region experienced this past year, smog can become a problem. This is why it is so important that residents understand the causes of poor air quality and do their share to reduce air pollu-

house, senate and Ohio “Expectations for true conservative leadership is high” N.K.S. “Rational, Honest Politicians Take Over Washington (of course, no matter who wins we won't see this one!) D.H. "Right On Track" ... Conservatives Capture America's Heart & Values with landslide victory. C.A.S. “Republicans Sweep The Election Gaining 60 Seats in the House, 10 In The Senate Republicans win Ohio Governor's Race Along with Sweeping All State Offices. Chabot and Schmidt Win Along With Portman. Good Bye My President in 2012.” L.S. “Driehaus soundly defeats Chabot “Although considered by most to be the underdog, Driehaus rallied with the support of loyal voters and the silent voters (those WITHOUT signs in their yards) and will be going back to Washington.” B.N. “President suffers broken toe as abandoned car leaps unexpectedly from ditch. “A group of fearful good Samaritans, clinging tightly to guns and religion and unable to think clearly, failed to see the president’s foot on the bumper of a car as they pushed it with amazing speed from a ditch.” B.P.

standards originated 40 years ago with the enactment of the US EPA’s Clean Air Act. This piece of legislation advocated reduction of smog and air pollution and has contributed to improvements in both people’s health and the environment. According to a US EPA analysis, programs such as OKI’s Do Your Share for Cleaner Air Campaign will prevent more than 160,000 premature deaths. The US EPA also estimates that in addition to protecting health and the environment, the economic value of air quality improvements is estimated to reach $2 trillion in 2020. The more stringent standards are not only for ozone, but also for particulate matter pollution which can be an issue in the winter months. Because of this, it is important to continue practices that foster good air quality during the winter. Wintertime open burning and

idling cars to warm up, along with stagnant air and dry weather could lead to particulate matter based, winter smog alerts in the OKI region. As colder weather approaches, it is important to remember to use proper wood-burning techniques for outdoor fire pits and indoor wood burning stoves. Be sure to use clean, seasoned hard wood that is not wet or rotted. Also, it is illegal to burn garbage, tires and petroleum. These substances can have negative effects on health and air quality. Routine maintenance of woodburning stoves, including removing ashes and having chimneys cleaned, increases the effectiveness of them and saves the user money. OKI encourages everyone to continue clean-air habits throughout the year. For more information and additional tips to reduce air


About letters and columns

We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics important to you in The Eastern Hills Journal. Include your name, address and phone number(s) so we may verify your letter. Letters of 200 or fewer words and columns of 500 or fewer words have the best chance of being published. Please include a photo with a column submission. All submissions may be edited for length, accuracy and clarity. Deadline: Noon Friday E-mail: Fax: 248-1938. U.S. mail: See box below. Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Eastern Hills Journal may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. pollution, visit, become a fan on, or call 1-800-621-SMOG. Callie Holtegel is an OKI communications intern.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Mariemont to host free composting class

As you may have heard, village trash fees are increasing as part of the 2010 village deficit reduction program. Effective Nov. 11, 45-gallon trash stickers will cost $2, and in 2011 annual fees will increase too. These changes will help reduce the deficit by approximately $75,000. Full details available at

However, the village wants to help residents offset this increase and save money. Simply put, throwing away less means less cost; more money in your pocket! For instance, composting nonmeat food scraps is an easy, simple way to reduce weekly garbage volume. Also, recycling rules have changed for the better over the years; much more can avoid the trash. To that end, we're offering a

free composting and recycling class on Nov. 6 at 10 a.m. in the village offices. Come learn free tips and tricks from experts that will save you money. It will be fun and informative, and we'd love to see you there. To register for this class, please e-mail or call 271-3246. Cortney Scheeser Mariemont councilman

Call engineer for foundation inspection Do you have foundation cracks, wall cracks, sticking doors and windows and sloping floors? Consult an independent professional engineer first to determine the cause of the problem. Foundation cracks due to differential foundation settlement can be caused by several conditions. The building code requirement for at least 30-inch footing depth was established to resist frost heave from ice expansion in the ground during the winter months. The top layer of soil has gone through these types of changes over the decades and is typically not very compacted. Some of the soils in the Greater Cincinnati area are classified as expansive clay. This type of soil changes volume when the moisture content changes. The soil shrinks in the dry summer and fall, when the rain quits falling as seen by cracks in ground. When the moisture returns to the soil during the winter and spring due to higher quantities of rain and snow, the soil swells back to its previous volume. This type of differential movement can be seen in houses that have cyclical cracks which open and close, doors rubbing the frames part of the year, etc., during the various seasons. Watering along the exterior house foundation may help control this

movement, but should be started very early in the year. Foundations that are supported at different soil depths are likely to settle Michael d i f f e r e n t i a l l y. Montgomery This condition is Community typical when a foundaPress guest shallow tion is placed columnist near a deeper basement foundation or on sloping lots. In older homes, underground waste piping and/or underground downspout piping can crack or break. When the piping fails water leaks along the footing, softening the soil, causing the foundation to settle differentially. The typical repair for differential foundation settlement is underpinning piers that extend the foundation deeper into the soil. There are several types of underpinning repairs. The foundation pier systems offered by foundation repair contractors cost in the range of $130 to $200 per foot of wall to be supported. The work is expensive and there are many variables in the soil, house construction and support methods to consider. A professional engineer can evaluate

all of these factors and offer an unbiased opinion for the most permanent and efficient method of stabilization. An independent professional engineer should inspect the property first to determine the actual cause of the differential movement and suggest the appropriate repairs, if repairs are even necessary. All cracks are not a foundation problem. If foundation repairs are suggested, the engineer can provide an engineering design plan with the appropriate type of pier placed in strategic locations that several contractors can use to make their bid. The plan may be used to obtain a building permit and provide a record of the repair for the future, such as during the sale of the property. Foundation contractors typically send out a sales person that does not have any formal training and needs to sell their product, not an unbiased professional engineer. Only a professional engineer is legally allowed to practice engineering. Contractors cannot suggest they are an engineer, unless they are state licensed professional engineers. Michael Montgomery of Buyers Protection Group, is licensed Engineer in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. He can be reached at 800-285-3001 or


U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt

2nd District includes nearly all the northeastern and eastern Cincinnati communities. Local: Kenwood office – 8044 Montgomery Road, Room 540, Cincinnati, Ohio 45236; phone 791-0381 or 800-784-6366; fax 7911696. Portsmouth office – 601 Chillicothe St., Portsmouth, Ohio 45662; phone 740-3541440.

In Washington, D.C.: 238 Cannon Building, Washington, D.C., 20515; phone 202-2253164; fax 202-225-1992. E-mail: Web sites:

Washington, D.C.: C5 Russell Bldg., Washington, D.C., 20510; phone 202-224-2315; fax 202-224-6519. E-mail: Web site:

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown

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Cleveland – 216-522-7272. Cincinnati – 425 Walnut St., room 2310, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-3915; phone 6841021, fax 684-1029.

In Cincinnati, write: 36 E. Seventh St., Room 2615, Cincinnati, OH 45202; call 513684-3265; fax 513-684-3269. In Washington, D.C., write: 524 Hart Senate Office Building,

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State Rep. Alicia Reece

33rd District includes parts of Columbia Township, parts of Cincinnati, Deer Park, Silverton and parts of Sycamore Township. In Columbus: House of Representatives, 77 S. High St., 13th floor, Columbus, Ohio, 43215-6111; phone 614-466-1308; fax 614-

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State Rep. Peter Stautberg

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Teen girl holds ‘huge’ food drive

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Joly Fryer, left, and Mary Ann Burgoyne are co-owners of Tri-State Scuba in Fairfax. The business offers scuba gear and also provides lessons in snorkeling and scuba diving.

Dive in with local scuba retailer Tri-State Scuba originally started with two pairs of diving fins and masks. The business is now a retailer of scuba and snorkeling gear offering lessons and trips to exotic locations. It was started in 1994 by Charlie Henry. It is now coowned by Mary Ann Burgoyne, who has been with Tri-State Scuba since it first opened, and Joly Fryer. “Charlie and I were both diving enthusiasts and wanted to start a business with quality education and good service,” said Burgoyne, 57, who is a resident of Loveland. The store sells a variety of gear including masks, fins, snorkels and wet suits as well as dive computers and breathing apparatus. Lessons are also offered for a variety of skill levels starting with a Discover program, which offers two hours of training for those who want to see what scuba diving is like. Classes are offered year-round. Burgoyne said Tri-State Scuba has trained and certified thousands of people. “We have a heated pool here in Fairfax that we use for training, and that is where the students master

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6004 Wooster Pike 271-2800 Retail hours are noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Mary Ann Burgoyne and Joly Fryer, co-owners. their skills,” said Fryer, 38, who is a Fairfax resident. “They are then ready to do open-water dives.” Trips are also organized throughout the year to locations ranging from Indonesia to the Caribbean. Burgoyne said scuba diving appeals to people because of the excitement and adventure associated with it. “For first-time divers it’s often euphoric,” she said. Fryer agreed. “It’s definitely a ‘wow’ experience,” he said. Tri-State Scuba is located at 6004 Wooster Pike. For information, call 271-2800 or visit the website By Forrest Sellers. Send your “Small Business Spotlight” suggestions to espangler@

Terrace Park teenager Sarah Austin is taking matters into her own hands when it comes to helping others. Austin, 15, recently completed a food drive in which she organized and collected donations from Terrace Park residents to benefit Inter Parish Ministry in Newtown. She had some help, but Austin took it upon herself to help replenish the non-profit’s food pantry. “She’s just been wonderful,” said Lindsey Ein, executive director at Inter Parish Ministry. Ein said Austin has worked with Inter Parish Ministry’s Batavia food pantry since mid-July and decided several weeks ago to hold a food drive. Austin, a Seven Hills School junior, said she noticed the food pantry started to empty toward the end of summer and wanted to do something to help. She went to “between 300 and 400” homes in Terrace Park and left a note asking residents to leave two items for the food pantry with the note attached. Austin also wrote articles that appeared in the Terrace Park newsletter and the Cincinnati Enquirer. She then went back to the homes and picked up any items left. “I didn’t think it would be this huge,” she said. “The people in Terrace Park are just awesome.” Austin collected more than three carloads full of donated food for Inter Parish Ministry. Ein said the number of families helped by Austin’s food drive would be difficult to calculate, but the drive helped stock the pantry for the coming weeks. While Austin just completed her first massive food drive, she’s already planning another one. “I’m definitely going to do it again,” she said.


Sarah Austin, 15, of Terrace Park, unloads a van full of donated food for Inter Parish Ministry. The Seven Hills School junior organized the food drive by herself and plans to do it again in the spring.

Birthday offers chance to give By Forrest Sellers


Magnus Knudsen, right, presents a check for $288 to Jennifer Goodin, executive director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati. In lieu of birthday presents, Knudsen, who recently turned 5, encouraged guests to make a donation to Ronald McDonald House.

Magnus Knudsen’s recent birthday party wasn’t memorable simply because of its NASA-themed cake and activities. For Knudsen, 5, it was helping out those in need which resonated. In lieu of birthday presents, Knudsen encouraged his guests to donate $5 to $10 to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati. Knudsen, who is a resident of Oakley, presented the charity with a $288 check. “I like to help the community,” Knudsen said.

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Knudsen and his father, Craig Rozen, who serves on the Oakley Community Council, frequently volunteer at Ronald McDonald House. They help with the preparation of meals. It was during one of these visits Knudsen came up with the idea to help. “Magnus understands what it is like helping someone who is sick,” Rozen said. Knudsen’s brother, Matias, suffers from respiratory illness, while his mother, Gitte, is a brain tumor survivor. “To me (this) is such a selfless act, especially for a child his age,” said Shawnie Dukes, a development coor-

Magnus Knudsen An Oakley 5-year-old who encouraged guests at his recent birthday party to donate to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati dinator at Ronald McDonald House. “He set out to help the families here.” Ronald McDonald House provides accommodations for the families of children who are hospitalized. Knudsen is also involved with Keep Cincinnati Beautiful. He said he wants to continue helping Ronald McDonald House by making a donation during his next birthday as well.

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Art Activities for Parents and Children, 6 p.m., Happen Inc., 5210 Beechmont Ave., Materials provided. Open art studio before and after sessions, 3:30-5:45 p.m. and 6:45-7:30 p.m. Free. 751-2345; Anderson Township.

Cardio Dance Party, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Oakley Community Center, 3882 Paxton Ave., Highenergy class with mix of dance styles including jazz, Latin, hip hop and more. First class free. $40 for five-class punch card; $10. Presented by Cardio Dance Party. 5339498. 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.

Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce Monthly Meeting, Noon-1 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, $10. 4744802. Anderson Township.


Holiday Seasonal Beers Tasting, 5:30-7:30 p.m., The Art of Entertaining, 2019 Madison Road, $20, $15 advance. 871-5170; O’Bryonville.


One Eskimo, 8 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, $16.18. 800-7453000; Oakley.


The Crucible, 7:30-9:30 p.m., McNicholas High School, 6536 Beechmont Ave., Studio 100. Arthur Miller classic. $8, $6 students and seniors. 231-3500; Mount Washington.


Great Expectations, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Preview, all seats $10. Adapted for the stage by Neil Bartlett and directed by Jef Brown. $17. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. Through Nov. 21. 684-1236; Columbia Township.


Pre-School Open Gym, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Playground atmosphere indoors. Unstructured playtime for parents and preschoolers. Ages 4 and under. Family friendly. $2. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. Through Dec. 16. 388-4515. Anderson Township. F R I D A Y, N O V. 5


Mimi Nieman, 5-8 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, 3668 Erie Ave., Impressionist paintings. Exhibit continues through Nov. 21. Free. 871-5604. Hyde Park.


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


Baking Basics Cooking Class, 7-8:30 p.m., Vital Sensations Kitchen, 1582 Muskegon Drive, Fundamentals of pies and crusts. $25. 513 474-6608; 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.


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

Bethany House Services 25th Anniversary Party, 6:30 p.m., Redmoor, 3187 Linwood Ave., Main Room. Dinner and dancing, complimentary beer and wine, valet parking. Benefits Bethany House Services. Ages 21 and up. $60. Reservations required. Presented by Bethany House Services. 921-1131; Mount Lookout.




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


Roger Klug Power Trio, 9 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, With Dave and Jude from Leisure. $10, $8 advance. 7318000; Oakley.


The Creatures of Harry Potter, 6:30-8 p.m., Ault Park, 3600 Observatory Ave., Discover some creatures from Harry Potter series. Dress for weather and bring flashlight. Meet at pavilion. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Parks. 7614313; Mount Lookout.


The Crucible, 7:30-9:30 p.m., McNicholas High School, $8, $6 students and seniors. 231-3500; Mount Washington.


The Rainmaker, 8 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Brothers try to marry their sister off without success during drought in the West. Man claiming to be a rainmaker promises to bring rain for $100. Appropriate for ages 6 and up. $15, $12 seniors and students. Presented by Beechmont Players. Through Nov. 13. 233-2468; Anderson Township. Great Expectations, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township. S A T U R D A Y, N O V. 6


Art Activities for Parents and Children, 11 a.m., Happen Inc., Free. 751-2345; Anderson Township.


Triennial Summerfair Select Exhibit, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Funke Fired Arts, Free. 5310050; Oakley. Trio, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Greenwich House Gallery, 871-8787; O’Bryonville. Pictures That Need No Captions, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Anderson Center, Free. 688-8400. Anderson Township. Mimi Nieman, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, 3668 Erie Ave., Impressionist paintings. Free. Through Nov. 20. 871-5604. Hyde Park.

St. Timothy’s County Store, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 8101 Beechmont Ave., Parish Hall. Unique handcrafted items for adults, children and the home, gifts, designer framed needlepoint pictures, Christmas ornaments and decorations, Jerry’s famous homemade jellies and marmalades, bake sale and Granny’s Attic Collectibles. Raffle items available. Free. 474-4445; Anderson Township.


Composting and Recycling Class, 10 a.m., Mariemont Municipal Building, 6907 Wooster Pike, Learn tips and tricks from experts to help save money. Village trash fee increase went into effect Nov. 1. Free. Registration required. Presented by Village of Mariemont. 271-3246;; Mariemont.


Novemberfest Indoor Fall Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, Giant inflatables, program demonstrations, skill games, music, food, entertainment, interactive activities with local businesses, community mascot appearances and more. Part of grand re-opening open house. Free. 527-4000; Fairfax.


Healthy Living Screenings, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Meijer Hyde Park, 4825 Marburg Ave., Diabetes. Free blood glucose screenings. Handouts of information about Type II Diabetes and treatment. Free. 458-2400; Hyde Park. Health and Wellness Expo, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, Health information; massage, yoga and Pilates demos; blood pressure and skin screenings; flu shots; skin and joint screenings; and more. Free. Registration required for flu shots. Presented by Christ Hospital. 527-4000. Fairfax.


Cincinnati’s Wild Dogs, 10-11:30 a.m., Otto Armleder Memorial Park and Recreation Complex, 5057 Wooster Pike, Shelter. Bring dogs and discover other members of dog family that make Cincinnati their home. Family friendly. Presented by Cincinnati Parks. 761-4313; Linwood.


The Crucible, 7:30-9:30 p.m., McNicholas High School, $8, $6 students and seniors. 231-3500; Mount Washington.


The Rainmaker, 8 p.m., Anderson Center, $15, $12 seniors and students. 233-2468; Anderson Township. Great Expectations, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.


Mariemont Players will perform “Great Expectations,” a classic by Charles Dickens and adapted for the stage by Neil Bartiet, at the Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Nov. 5 through Nov. 21. Using only Charles Dickens’ words and a chameleon ensemble of eight actors, this adaptation takes its audience on a journey to the heart of Dickens’ great exploration of childhood terrors and hopes, and of adult dreams and regrets. Performances will be at 8 p.m., Nov. 4 (preview), Nov. 5, Nov. 6, Nov. 11, Nov. 12, Nov. 13, Nov. 18 and Nov. 19; at 7 p.m. Nov. 7; at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Nov. 14; at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Nov. 20; and at 2 p.m. Nov. 21. For more information or to order tickets, call Betsy at 684-1236. All seats are reserved and cost $17 each; non-reserved seats for the preview only are $10 each. Pictured are Al McLaughlin and Colette Thomas in a scene from the play. S U N D A Y, N O V. 7


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

CRAFT SHOWS St. Timothy’s County Store, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Free. 474-4445; Anderson Township. HISTORIC SITES

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. 688-8400. Anderson Township.


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

Networking at Noon, Noon-1 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Free. Presented by Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce. 474-4802; Anderson Township.


Joshua Radin, 8 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, Singer-songwriter per. $20, $17 advance. 731-8000; Oakley.

Codependents Anonymous, 7 p.m., United Church of Christ in Oakley, 4100 Taylor Ave., 12-step group. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous, Inc. 2310733. Oakley. DivorceCare, 7:30-9 p.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., With 13-week seminar, find help, discover hope and experience healing. $15. Registration requested. 697-6387; Hyde Park.

Stargazing 101, 7-9 p.m., Cincinnati Observatory Center, 3489 Observatory Place, University of Cincinnati Communiversity class. Family friendly. $18. Registration required. 556-6932. Mount Lookout.


The Rainmaker, 3 p.m., Anderson Center, $15, $12 seniors and students. 233-2468; Anderson Township. Great Expectations, 7 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.



Anderson Township History Room, 1-4 p.m., History Room at Anderson Center, 6888400. Anderson Township.


A Pioneer Experience, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., California Woods Nature Preserve, 5400 Kellogg Ave., Children meet characters of the time period on hike to experience daily life and make decisions as pioneers in Ohio Valley just after Louisiana Purchase. Bring lunch. Ages 812. $5. Registration required by Nov. 4. 2318678; California.

Cincinnati Gypsy Jazz Society, 6-9 p.m., Dilly Cafe, 6818 Wooster Pike, Jamming encouraged. Ages 18 and up. Free. 5615233; Mariemont.


Traditional Irish Music Session Night, 7:30 p.m., Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati, 3905 Eastern Ave., Bring an instrument if you play one, sing and socialize. Public invited. 533-0100; Linwood.

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AUDITIONS On the Razzle, 7:30 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, A free adaptation of the 19th century farce by Johann Nestroy. Men and women all ages. One boy. Cold readings from the script. Production dates: May 13-21. Presented by Beechmont Players. Through Nov. 9. e-mail; Anderson Township. Once Upon a Mattress, 6-8:30 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Meeting Room. Actors to bring or wear comfortable clothes for dance audition and prepare 16 bars of upbeat music for vocal auditions. Includes cold readings from the script. Free. Presented by Beechmont Players. 9103462. Anderson Township. CIVIC

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



Giles Davies (left), Sara Clark and Ian Bond star in “Dracula” at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, 719 Race St., downtown Cincinnati. The theater group will be performing the Steven Dietz play Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. through Nov. 7. Tickets are $28, seniors $24, and students $22. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 513-381-BARD or visit

CISV Information Night, 7-9 p.m., Sands Montessori School, 6421 Corbly St., Students and parents learn how to get involved in CISV, international organization that supports students ages 11-19 and up in building friendships, promoting peace and supporting social responsibility through participation in summer camps and local and international travel. Free. Presented by CISV Cincinnati. 502-9537; Eastern Hills.


Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Sarah McLachlan will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, at the Taft Theatre at 317 E. Fifth St., downtown Cincinnati. Tickets range in price from $42 to $57 plus additional fees. For tickets or information call 513-721-8883 or visit or


November 3, 2010

Eastern Hills Press

A short course in an unpopular topic – morality There’s little interest in determining morality today – i.e. the goodness or wrongness of our choices. Our society has carved out its own principles for determining morally good or bad actions. Some of them are: “If it feels good, do it”; “Something is good or bad depending on whether you think it is good or bad”; “Whatever can be done, is OK to do.” But! Suppose Hitler felt good about exterminating so many Jewish people. Suppose what can be done (slipping a knockout drug in a woman’s drink to rape her) leads a man to conclude it’s OK to do, she’ll never remember anyway. Suppose you’re a financial wizard and figure out a way to develop a huge undiscoverable Ponzi scheme and you think it is an ingenious masterpiece. Are all such instances, and countless others, good or evil? How are right and wrong determined? There’s not a different morality for each century. Humans are always humans, and their minds, bodies and possessions are always their own and very precious.

After m u c h s t u d y, prayer and reflection, theologian Thomas Aquinas believed Father Lou that there Guntzelman are three Perspectives factors to be considered in determining moral matters. And all three must be good for our choices to be morally good. The three factors are the objective act itself; the subjective motive of the person choosing and doing the act; and the situation or circumstances. 1) THE ACT ITSELF. Certain acts are universally recognized by civilized people as contrary to human nature and its dignity. Therefore, these acts are objectively wrong. They are acts such as murder, rape, stealing, abuse, injustices; etc. Civilized societies enact laws to define these bad acts, protect others, and teach that associated acts are wrong. A person’s motive may be good, but the act is wrong.

Such a situation has produced the principle, “The end never justifies the means.” We’re not to choose a bad act in order to accomplish a good purpose. I can’t steal from you to enable me to give to charity as a philanthropist. 2) MOTIVE. This is the subjective factor of morality. The subjective factor is the reason in the mind of the person choosing the act. When people claim that morality is subjective, they’re partially right. But they are wrong if they think all morality is determined solely by their motive, that what is good for them is bad for somebody else. Besides having a good intention, I must choose good actions to carry our my good motive. 3) CIRCUMSTANCES. Situational factors often change. So, to do good we must examine our proposed action, and our motive, in light of the existing circumstances. For example, we might want to give money to a poor family (a good act) to alleviate their children’s hunger (a good motive.) But we’ve learned from a very credible source, or from

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our own experience with that family, that the money is rarely ever used for food for the children but to support the drug habits of the parents (the circumstance.) The good act and the good intention are adulterated by the bad circumstance of the parents’ addictions. Of course, many times various circumstances are unknown to us, or they vary so much that it becomes ambiguous and difficult for us to render a correct analysis. We just have to do the best we can in assessing circumstances. Trying to be a moral person is not to stifle us. Morality exists to respect others, promote the common good, and coincide with our nature. Too strict a morality crushes the life out of a human. Too little morality crushes the humanness out of life. It makes ordinary people the pawns of powerful people, and leaves all of us trying to defend ourselves, our children and our property. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at

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More than meets the ‘fry’ with these potato recipes Sometimes what looks like the simplest recipe turns out to be the most challenging. That’s what’s been happening in the kitchens of my editor, Lisa Mauch, and my friend Tink Stewart, a Clermont County reader, as well. It all started with Lisa’s request for potato fudge that she remembered from her Amelia High School days. Lisa graduated in 1990 and Ken Stewart was her botany teacher. “Mr. Stewart was such a nice teacher, and I loved when he brought us potato fudge that he made.” Lisa recalled that Mr. Stewart said it was easy. Since I’m friends with the Stewarts, I asked Tink to check it out for me with husband Ken, but he couldn’t remember an exact recipe, only that he bought a small potato, boiled and mashed it and added “a lot” of confectioners’ sugar. He made this into dough and rolled it out, then spread it with peanut butter. The final confection was a pinwheel type of candy. Lisa found several recipes and tried making it, but no luck. Tink tried it and had trouble rolling it out. Since I joke with Lisa that I owe her lots of favors for her excellent editing skills, I told her I’d try and develop

a recipe since she had such f o n d memories of it. Well, I did and I’m sharRita it Heikenfeld ing t o d a y. Rita’s kitchen (I’m also even now with Lisa and the favors.) Another Clermont County reader, Gladys Rabenstein, had a recipe for potato chip cookies, so Lisa and I decided to have a potatothemed column. You’ll have fun trying these out.

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For the mashed potato, just boil a potato in water. 1 ⁄2 cup plain mashed potato, any kind. Keep warm after mashing 2 teaspoons vanilla Up to 11⁄4 pounds (or a bit less or more) powdered sugar Creamy peanut butter, room temperature

While potato is still warm, pour in 1 pound of sugar. Start beating. It will look really dry at first but keep at it. When you see some moisture beading up on the lumpy dough, add additional sugar until you

can roll it out easily. This will depend on the kind of potato (I used red). Don’t add too much more at a time or it won’t roll out. Add more sugar as needed. I used about 11⁄4 pounds. Dough will look lumpy. Roll out on powdered sugar dusted surface to 1⁄8 inch. Trim into rectangle and spread peanut butter on top. Starting at short end, roll up. It may crack a bit, that’s OK. Cut into slices and store in fridge. Bring to room temperature before eating.

Potato chip cookies

What warm memories these have for me. This was one of my kids’ favorite cookies. Sweet and salty, I called them my homemade “pecan sandies.” Gladys Rabenstein, a Clermont County reader, shares her recipe. I toast my nuts in a 350-degree oven for a few minutes before chopping. 2 sticks butter, softened (can use margarine, but butter works better) 1 ⁄2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 ⁄2 cup crushed potato chips 1 ⁄2 cup chopped pecans 2 cups flour Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla. Add crushed

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chips and nuts. Stir in flour. Form into tablespoon-size balls and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Press with bottom of glass dipped in sugar. Bake for 13 minutes.

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Friend Carolyn Grieme, a Northern Kentucky reader, brought this to a potluck at my house. We loved it so much I made it for Sunday dinner. 1 teaspoon minced garlic Enough potatoes to almost fill a 9-by-13 pan after peeling and cutting into 1⁄8-inch slices (about 6 medium) Salt and pepper to taste 2-4 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted Up to 2 cups shredded cheddar or other cheese 11⁄2 cups milk, warmed Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray baking dish and smear garlic over bottom. Arrange half of potatoes in pan and drizzle with half the butter. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and top with half the cheese. Repeat layers with remaining ingredients. Bake, uncovered, 45-60 minutes until potatoes are tender.


Dez’s favorite egg casserole recipe printed last week did not indicate when to add the cheese. Just mix it in with the milk, salt and pepper and pour over the sausage. 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.

Heating bill help available For people with low or modest incomes, high energy prices are a frightening prospect as we head toward cold weather. But help is available through the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), which is administered by the Ohio Department of Development through local Community Action Agencies. The program helps lowincome Ohioans pay their home heating bills. HEAP is available in two types: regular and emergency. People can find out whether they may be eligible by completing an application. Although HEAP is for low-income utility customers of any age, Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio (COA) is involved in the program by providing information and applications to seniors. Last year, COA and area senior centers provided information or assistance with HEAP applications to nearly 3,000 older and disabled adults. Here are details of the

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Hyde Park resident and World War II Navy veteran Theodore Gardner will sing Taps and present a memorial wreath on behalf of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association during the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Main Library's 56th Annual Veterans Day Program at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in the atrium of the Main Library.

Hamilton County Public Health is working with local communities to provide free seasonal flu vaccine Saturday, Nov. 6. For the last few years, Hamilton County Public Health has been working with local cities, villages and townships to develop a plan that would utilize familiar local places as points of dispensing should the need for mass medication or vaccine distribution arise during a public health emergency. By utilizing several points of dispensing, called PODs, travel and wait time will be minimal. This flu

shot distribution is a simulation of how a POD would operate during a real emergency. Flu vaccine is free and open to anyone 6 months and older, regardless of residency. Individuals must preregister by calling 513-9467800 between Oct. 20 and Nov. 3. Name, phone number, number in household seeking vaccine and number of children younger than 35 months will need to be provided for pre-registration. Only the flu shot version of the seasonal flu vaccine will be available. All locations will operate from 9 a.m. to noon Satur-

Analysis shows crashes with deer likely to spike with 615 crashes. An in-depth analysis further details which two-mile stretches of state highways have the most number of deer-vehicle related crashes. ODOT is posting a map of the Top 12 Deer Crash Hot Spots on-line at Ohio has 8 million drivers, 121,000 miles of roadway, and 600,000 deer. Trying to predict when and where a deer and motorist will meet is an impossible task. Drivers who understand how deer behave are more likely to avoid a crash.

ODOT advises motorists to use these driving tips to help avoid collisions with deer: • See the signs: Deercrossing signs are posted in high-risk areas. Drive with extreme caution, especially in the posted areas. • Deer don’t roam alone: Deer often run together. If you see one deer near or crossing the road, expect that others will follow. • Danger from dusk to dawn: Watch for deer especially at dawn and after sunset. About 20 percent of

these crashes occur in early morning, while more than half occur between 5 p.m. and midnight. • Safety begins behind the wheel: Always wear safety belts and drive at safe, sensible speeds for road conditions. If a vehicle strikes a deer, motorists should report the crash by calling local law enforcement, the sheriff’s department, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, or the Ohio Department of Natural Resources – even if there is no damage to the motorist’s vehicle.


Have you been trying to get pregnant without success? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a Clinical Research Study for a new investigational medication to see if it can help stimulate the ovaries for in vitro fertilization (IVF). This study is being conducted by the Institute for Reproductive Health. The Institute for Reproductive Health is looking for women who are trying to become pregnant. To qualify, you must be between the ages of 35 - 42 and be in good general health with regular menstrual cycles.

If you have been trying to get pregnant without success call the Institute for Reproductive Health.

Qualified participants will receive study related procedures and investigational study medication at no cost.

Call the Institute for Reproductive Health. 513-924-5550




If you suspect you or a family member has a hearing loss, now you’re even closer to getting help. Please join us at the Grand Opening of Hearing Care Center on November 8-12th to learn about the latest in hearing aid technology and enjoy the following: • • • • • •

stop the spread of illness by washing hands thoroughly and often; avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth; staying away from sick people; covering mouths when sneezing or coughing; and staying home from work or school if sick.



Free refreshments Prize drawings, including a certificate for a free set of hearing aids Office tours and staff introductions Free hearing evaluations Hearing aid demonstrations Special Grand Opening Pricing

JOIN US FOR OUR GRAND OPENING! Please call us at 513.234.5829 to schedule a FREE hearing evaluation. We look forward to meeting you during our special grand opening event! CE-0000430897

An updated safety analysis by the Ohio Department of Transportation shows that Ohio’s roadways are likely soon to see a spike in car and truck crashes with deer. The problem is not limited to rural areas: last year, the highways with the highest number of deervehicle crashes were in urban areas. The number of deer-vehicle crashes often spikes as summer shifts to fall. ODOT’s safety analysis shows that the number of crashes last year tripled from September to October, jumping from an average of 40 each day to more than 120. In 2009, there were a total 25,149 deer-vehicle crashes statewide with 1,137 people injured and three people killed. November saw the most crashes last year with 6,043 – an average of 200 per day Wildlife experts say the combination of fewer daylight hours with the increased movement of deer due to mating season and hunting season increases the risk of collisions between deer and vehicles. Though most people would expect these crashes to be more likely in rural areas, motorists in urban regions of the state also need to watch out for these dangerous – and sometimes deadly – accidents involving deer. Last year, the areas with the highest number of deer-vehicle crashes were the Mansfield area (Richland County) with 717 crashes, the Canton area (Stark County) with 653 crashes, and the Cincinnati area (Hamilton County)

day, Nov. 6. Local sites are: Fairfax (R.G. Cribbets) Recreation Center, 5903 Hawthorne St., Fairfax; St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park; In addition to being vaccinated, everyone can help

Date - November 8th – 12th Time - 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Place - Able Hearing Center • 1149 D ST RT 131 • Milford, OH 45150


Homeowners in Cincinnati and the surrounding areas will be given the opportunity to have a permanent Erie Metal Roofing System installed on their home at a reasonable cost. Qualified homeowners will receive attractive pricing and have access to our special low interest unsecured bank financing. Ask how a Erie Metal Roof will keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. An Erie Metal Roofing System will provide your home with unsurpassed “Beauty and Lasting Protection”!


Healthy hearing is one of the most important aspects to living a full and happy life. There is nothing more important than being tuned in to the world around you. That is why at Hearing Care Center we are excited to bring to the community our dedication and commitment to helping people hear better.




Great Kids. Great Results.

Learn more about St. Ursula Villa... Informational Coffees Thursday, Nov. 4th 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Highlighting Junior High - Grades 7 and 8

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Showcasing Traditional Kindergarten through 6th Grade

Wednesday, Nov. 17th 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Featuring Montessori and Traditional Preschool for 3- and 4-year-olds

Visit us today and join the conversation!

St. Ursula Villa is:

• Catholic and Coeducational • Preschool through 8th Grade • Whole Child Education • Championship Athletics • Family Atmosphere • Academic Excellence in the Ursuline Tradition • Outstanding High School Preparation

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November 3, 2010


Showcase of Arts Nov. 19 at WACC barn The Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center at 6980 Cambridge Ave., will hold it third annual holiday arts and crafts show at the WACC “Barn” from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, and Sunday, Nov. 21. The entire barn will be transformed into an artsy winter wonderland, packed with artists selling exceptional wares. There will be gifts as unique as the recipient. Visitors will find a variety of

creative items, including fine art paintings, handcrafted jewelry, pottery, enamels, textiles, including designer knitwear, and hand painted floor cloths. Take advantage of local talent to find special and stylish gifts for teachers, coworkers, children and loved ones. A portion of all sales will benefit the Women’s Art Club Cultural Center Foundation. Call Susan Roberts at 706-4631 or email, for more information.

Groundbreaking Griewe Development Group broke ground on Emery Park residences in Mariemont in August. Emery Park follows the vision of the original town plan. PROVIDED.

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Breaking ground on Emery Park in Mariemont are Jeff Andrews, Mariemont City Council; Rob Sibcy, president, Sibcy Cline Realtors; Rick Greiwe, Greiwe Development Group; Kurt Heinbecker, director of construction, North American Properties; Don Policastro, mayor of Mariemont; and Joe Williams, chairman, North American Properties.

Lunch to laud

Hyde Park residents Georgie and John Narburgh and Mary Beth and David Lowry enjoy the luncheon at Hyde Park Center for Older Adults Aug. 12, which honored all members who are 90 years old or older, and those who have been married for more than 50 years. Nearly 50 people attended and enjoyed a home-cooked lunch followed by chocolate eclairs. PROVIDED.



The Central Baptist High School Class of 2000 – is planning a reunion for early fall this year. The group is looking for the following missing classmates: Roger Brinson, Nick Risch, Jessica Havlick, Penny Major and Abby Morgan. Anyone who knows how to get in touch with these classmates, please e-mail, or visit the class Facebook group titled “Central Baptist Class of 2000 Reunion HQ.” More details about the reunion are forthcoming.


Sunday Night Bingo

Northwest High School Class of 1980 – will celebrate its 30th reunion, 812 p.m. Nov. 5, at Receptions

With a Keepsake to Take With You!

Handpainted Gifts only $10



Save the Animals Foundation BINGO

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Preliminary Games 7:00pm - Reg Games 7:30pm OVER 25 DIFFERENT INSTANTS


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Finneytown High School Class of 1980 – will celebrate its 30th reunion on Friday, Nov. 26. The event will be held at Molloy’s on the Green in Greenhills from 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. Cost for the event is $25 in advance and $35 at the door. Please contact Tammy Hart Fales at 513-227-4278 or at for information.

For a FUN & AFFORDABLE Day out...

If you are interested in being a Foster or Adoptive Parent make plans to attend the

Sunday, Nov. 7 1pm - 4pm

5975 Boymel Dr., Fairfield, OH 45014. The event will be $30 per person. For more information, please e-mail Sally Demmler at as soon as possible. Classmates from ‘79 and ‘81 are also welcome to attend.

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Music Live at Lunch, the cathedral’s weekly concert series, will feature the following performers in December: Chamber music of Georg Phillip Telemann, Dec. 7; Bertie Ray III, baritone (nave), Dec. 14; and Benjamin Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols” with the Cathedral Choir, sopranos and altos (nave), Dec. 21. These free concerts are presented on Tuesdays at 12:10 p.m. Patrons may bring their lunch of buy one at the cathedral for $5. All performances are in the centennial chapel unless listed as being in the cathedral nave. The church is located at 318 E. 4th St., Cincinnati; 621-1817;

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. 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.

St. John Parish

The members of St. Margaret/St. John Parish are inviting everyone to a turkey dinner from 1-7 p.m. Nov. 7, at St. John Vianney Church, 4448 Berwick St., Cincinnati. Everything from the entree to the dessert is included for $9 for adults, and $5 for children. Those in attendance will be able to take their chances on Kroger certificates, basket of fruit and a combination raffle for many items. St. John Vianney Church is at 4448 Berwick St., Cincinnati; 271-5490.

SonRise Community Church

The church is offering a free spaghetti dinner for those who are having financial difficulties. Doors open at 6 p.m., and dinner is served until 7 p.m. The meal is prepared by a small group of volunteers from the church and is served at the SonRise Community Church Office Building, formerly the Bridge Cafe, 203 Mill St., Milford. The meal includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and drinks. The dinner is offered on the last Thursday of every month. Doors open at 6 p.m., and dinner is served until 7 p.m. Call Dale at 543-9008 with questions. The church has moved into a new building, 8136 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, OH, 45227 (between Terrace Park and Mariemont). Sunday services begin at 10 a.m. Dress is casual. The church is located at 8136 Wooster Pike.

Village 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;

Anderson Hills United Methodist Church

The United Methodist Women of Anderson Hills is having its November luncheon and speaker Patty Purdy Charles, external relations manager for the United Methodist Children’s Home, from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Nov. 4, at the church. Purdy will speak about the home, honored for “Building Bridges out of Poverty” for Ohio’s families as well as Bishop Bruce Ough declaring the home as a 2010 Miracle Offering recipient. Guests only please call Phyllis Whisler at 474-2615 for reservations. The church is located at 7515 Forest Road, Anderson Township; 2314172;

Ascension Lutheran Church

The Fall worship service schedule is now in effect. Worship services



RELIGION Christ Church Cathedral

Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Call us at 248-8600 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details.

9:30am & 11:00am

Worship and Small Group Classes for all ages.

About religion

Religion news is published at no charge on a space-available basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. If you are having a special service, rummage sale, dinner, bazaar, festival, revival, musical presentation, holiday services or special activity that is open to the public, send us the information. E-mail announcements to, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. Mail to: Eastern Hills Journal, Attention: Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, OH 45140. with Holy Communion are 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Christian education for all ages is 9:45 a.m. Youth ages 3-10 will use “Spark: Activate your Faith.” The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288,

Brecon United Methodist Church

Sunday Worship Services are 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. with Adult Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Children’s Church is during the 10:45 a.m. hour. All guests and visitors are welcome. The Brecon Crafters will sponsor the Country Store’s Christmas Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, and Saturday, Nov. 6. Crafts, gifts, homemade candy, Christmas decorations and refreshments will be available. The church is at 7388 East Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 4897021.

Church of God of Prophecy

The church hosts Sunday School at 10 a.m. and worship is at 11 a.m. Sundays. Bible Study is at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The church is at 8105 Beech Ave., Deer Park; 793-7422.

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

The church’s Drive Through Nativity will be 5:30-9 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 12. Witness 10 live scenes depicting the birth of Jesus, including live animals and actors. The nativity is free, and no donations will be accepted. A Friday Fun Night for kids 2 years old through fourth-grade will be from 6-9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 19. Cost is $10 for one child, or $15 for families of two or more. Call the church for details. Children’s programs run Monday through Thursday morning and Tuesday afternoon. The cost is $10 for one child and $15 for families of two or more. Call the church for details. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati; 791-3142;

Clough United Methodist Church

The church is having a Stephen Ministry Workshop in the church family room at the church from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 6. A continental breakfast will be served from 8-9 a.m. The event is open to anyone interested in learning how to deal with grief, how to help others in need and how to do all of this in a Christian way. Stephen ministers are trained in one-on-one care-giving for those working through life’s difficulties. Information will be available on the training, but it is not necessary to become a minister in order to benefit from the workshop. Cost is $15 per person, or $50 for a group of four or more from the same church. To register or to learn more, call David Tennant at 405-2528, Jemma Tennant at 831-2528 or Jennifer Ehlers at 233-0091. Registration is also available at, or by calling 428-2600. Preregistration is preferred, but registrations will be accepted at the church from 8-9 a.m. the day of the workshop. The church is located at 2010 Wolfangel Road; 231-4301;

Faith Christian Fellowship Church

Rock Church ministry for students in grades 7-12 meets the third Saturday of each month 7-10 p.m. Features DJ, dancing, games, prizes and concessions. The church is at 6800 School St., Newtown; 271-8442.

of the Latin American Church, speaks seven languages, is on a campaign for human rights and reducing poverty in the world, brokered peace accords with rebels and led rebuilding efforts after a natural disaster and serves on various commissions revolving around justice, peace and reducing world debt. Former first lady of Honduras Mary Flores will speak at three Masses at Good Shepherd the weekend of Nov. 6-7. The church’s goal is to raise $450,000 before 2013 to help enrich the lives of children and families living in a remove, impoverished area of Intibuca, Honduras. The church will interact with their friends in Honduras in joint-faith sharing and development, help build a new bilingual elementary school, establish a new parish in Santa Lucia, travel to Honduras to meet their new Catholic brothers and sisters and help faith formation students connect with the children of Intibuca. For more information, call Deacon Mark Westendorf at 489-8815 ext. 718. The church has Roman Catholic Mass with contemporary music Sundays at 4 p.m. Good Shepherd’s contemporary music Mass is a little livelier, a little more upbeat, but remains grounded in the traditional Roman Catholic liturgy. Worshipers will recognize popular Christian worship songs by artists such as Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman and Tim Hughes, as well as familiar Catholic liturgical hymns played to a livelier beat. At key points in the service, Contemporary Mass Music Director Bruce Deaton and his band strike up energetic praise music that has the congregation singing and clapping their hands. The Mass draws worshipers of all ages. Come early to get acquainted with the new songs which begin at 3:45 p.m. Stay after Mass on the first Sunday of each month for food, fun, and fellowship. The church is located at 8815 E. Kemper Road, Montgomery; 5034262.

Hartzell United Methodist Church The church is having a Holiday Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 19 with a luncheon. The bazaar continues 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 20, with a luncheon during those hours. The youth will be serving soup and sandwiches a la carte. Sunday Worship Services are 9 and 10:30 a.m. with Adult Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Children’s School is during the 10:45 a.m. hour. All guests and visitors are welcome. Youth Groups, Bible Studies weekly; child care and transportation provided. The church is at 8999 Applewood Drive, Blue Ash; 891-8527.

Classes for all ages.

Dianne Steelman, Pastor 4808 Eastern Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45208 513-871-2954 Blending Contemporary & Traditional Sunday Worship - 11 :00 a.m. Wednesday Gathering - 6:00 p.m. Holiday Bazaar Sat. Nov 13. 10 am- 1 pm. Lunch Baked Goods, White Elephants “Meeting the Needs of a Changing Community by Sharing the Unchanging Love of God”


Sunday Services

Sunday School -All Ages ........9:00am Worship Gathering ...........10:00am Wednesday Night....6:15pm dinner & 7:00pm...Children/Youth/Adult Classes Nursery Provided

R e g la z e It! Ask for our Eco-Friendly 4 Hour Cure Coating!

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Second Sunday of Each Month 11:00 am - Noon Anderson Center Station 7832 Five Mile Road Cincinnati, OH 45230 1-800-LOVE GOD Local (513) 674-7001

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN



8999 Applewood Dr Blue Ash 891 8527 (off Larchview, off Plainfield at Cross County Hwy.)

Sunday School & Worship 9 AM & 10:30 AM Child Care provided 10:30AM Rev. Robert Roberts, Pastor

EPISCOPAL ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH & ST. THOMAS NURSERY SCHOOL Sunday 7:45am Holy Eucharist* 9:00am Holy Eucharist Rite III 11:15am Choral Eucharist Rite II *Childcare Provided


6365 Corbly Road Cincinnati, OH 45230 513-231-3946 9:15 AM Contemporary Worship 10:45 AM Traditional Worship Children & Adult Sunday School All Are Welcome Nursery Care Available Handicapped Accessible

Handicapped Accessible

BAPTIST Hyde Park Baptist Church Michigan & Erie Ave

513-321-5856 Bill Rillo, Pastor Sunday Worship Services: 11:00am & 6:00pm Sunday School: 9:45am Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00pm

ROMAN CATHOLIC ST. GERTRUDE PARISH Church (513) 561-5954 • (513) 561-5020 School Miami Ave & Shawnee Run Rd. Mass Schedule Daily: 7:00, 8:00 & 11:30AM Saturday: 4:30PM Sunday: 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00AM 12:30 & 6:00PM

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE First Church of Christ, Scientist 3035 Erie Ave 871-0245

3850 E. Galbraith, Deer Park Next to Dillonvale Shopping Ctr 791-7631 Worship Service - 10:00AM Sunday School - 10:15AM Pastor Randy Wade Murphy

Cincinnati Country Day School 272-5800 INDIAN HILL Episcopal Presbyterian Church 6000 Drake Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 Phone 513-561-6805 Fax 513-561-0894 Sunday Worship 8am & 10:30am



Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:00 am Wed Night Bible Study 7:00 pm Pastor Ed Wilson 8105 Beech Avenue - Deer Park (Just off Galbraith across from Amity School) 513-793-7422

LUTHERAN 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery (East of I-71 on Pfeiffer Rd) Worship Schedule 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Worship and Holy Communion Babysitter Provided 9:45 Christian Education Hour for all ages

Pastor Josh Miller Visit our website at:

Good Shepherd (ELCA)

7701 Kenwood Rd.


(across from Kenwood Towne Centre)

Saturday night at 5:00 and Sunday morning at 8:00, 9:00, 9:30 & 11am Sunday School at 9:30am

8290 Batavia-Pike - Route 32


Pastor: Lonnie & Erica Richardson Wednesday Evening Services - 7:00pm Sunday Morning Worship - 10:45 am


ECKANKAR Experience the Light and Sound of God You are invited to the ECK Worship Service Second Sunday of Each Month 11:00 am - Noon Anderson Center Station 7832 Five Mile Road Cincinnati, OH 45230 1-800-LOVE GOD Local (513) 674-7001

Sundays 9:15am & 10:45am

Sunday Service 10:30am


Building Homes Relationships & Families


Sunday Service and Sunday School 10:30am Wednesday Testimonial Meeting 7:30pm Reading Room 3035 Erie Ave

Church of God

Hate your Ugly Tub?

Experience the Light and Sound of God You are invited to the ECK Worship Service


100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052

The Greater Cincinnati

Good Shepherd Catholic Church

The church is kicked off its Honduras Project Oct. 30. Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez will preside over the Good Shepherd 8:30 a.m. Mass on Thursday, Nov. 4. There will be a reception as well. Rodriguez is the first cardinal in history from Honduras, is considered by many to be the leader


6:00pm - Buffet Dinner 6:45pm - Programs and



Harriet Sophie Diskete, 90, of Mariemont died Oct. 22. Survived by children, Deborah (Kirk) Mayberry and Crystal Dahlmeier; grandchildren, Brad and Chris Dahlmeier and Todd and Page Mayberry; great-grandchildren, Carson and Caitlin Dahlmeier; and


About obituaries


Harriet Sophie Diskete

brothers, Norman, Jack, Harvey, Harry and Vincent Yeager. Preceded in death by husband, Russell Diskete; and sister, Hilda Kemp. Services were Oct. 27 at Montgomery Assembly of God. Memorials to: Fairfax Church of the Nazarene, 3802 Watterson Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

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7515 Forest Beechmont Ave 231-4172

Traditional Service 8:30 & 11:00am Contemporary Service 9:30 & 11:00am (Nursery care from 9:15am-12:15pm.) Sunday School for Children & Adults at 9:30am & 11:00am.

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 "Dealing With Toxic People: At Work"

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

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



November 3, 2010


FELLOWSHIP CHURCH (Preaching the Gospel of Hope) 6830 School Street (Newtown)


Dr. R. Edgar Bonniwell, Sr. Minister Sun. Worship 10am Wed. Worship & Bible Study Service 7pm Sunday School - All Ages 9-10:00am New National Seminary Emerging

Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith Cincinnati, OH 45243

Phone: 513-791-8348 • Fax: 513-791-5648

Jeff Hill • Minister Worship Service 10:30am Sunday School 9:15 am

NorthStar Vineyard

Community Church

Sunday 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. Loveland High School, off of Rich Rd. 683-1556

PRESBYTERIAN MADEIRA-SILVERWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8000 Miami Ave. 791-4470 Contemporary Worship 9:30 am Fellowship 10:30 am Traditional Worship 11:00 am Christian Education for Children and adults at 9:30 & 11 am

Child Care provided




Eastern Hills Press


November 3, 2010

| DEATHS | POLICE | Editor Eric Spangler || 576-8251 BIRTHS

Your Community Press newspaper serving Columbia Township, Columbia-Tusculum, Fairfax, Hyde Park, Madisonville, Mariemont, Mt.Lookout, Oakley, Terrace Park

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Brandon Bishop, born 1986, breaking and entering, 3544 Ibsen Ave., Oct. 11. Brian Sipe, born 1986, assault knowingly harm victim, 3517 Cardiff Ave., Oct. 9. Helen C. Mount, born 1973, Ill possession-prescription drug, theft under $300, 4825 Marburg Ave., Oct. 12. Robert Sipe, born 1983, assault knowingly harm victim, 3517 Cardiff Ave., Oct. 9. Tolbert Chism, born 1965, theft under $300, 2719 Madison Road, Oct. 9. Jordan Hill, born 1990, assault knowingly harm victim, 5800 Montgomery Road, Oct. 17. Ronnie P. Dexter, born 1987, domestic violence, Oct. 11. Carl Brown, born 1991, assault knowingly harm victim, 5800 Montgomery Road, Oct. 17. Herald Alexander, born 1980, have weapon-drug conviction, receiving stolen firearm, carrying concealed weapons, drug abuse, possession drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs, 6018 Montgomery Road, Oct. 8.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated robbery

5011 Kenwood Road, Oct. 7. 5225 Madison Road, Oct. 14. 6216 Madison Road, Oct. 4.


4121 Whetsel Ave., Oct. 12. 5050 Anderson Place, Oct. 7. 5050 Madison Road, Oct. 7. 6032 Montgomery Road, Oct. 2.

Breaking and entering

2643 Erie Ave., Oct. 13. 2781 Minot Ave., Oct. 12. 3086 Madison Road, Oct. 5. 3348 Cardiff Ave., Oct. 9. 3441 Edwards Road, Oct. 4. 3475 Cardiff Ave., Oct. 6. 3475 Cardiff Ave., Oct. 8. 3537 Ibsen Ave., Oct. 11. 3544 Ibsen Ave., Oct. 11. 5716 Chandler St., Oct. 5. 6325 Chandler St., Oct. 1. 6416 Madison Road, Oct. 6.


2374 Madison Road, Oct. 8. 2386 Grandin Road, Oct. 1. 2821 Langdon Farm Road, Oct. 11. 3511 Cardiff Ave., Oct. 13. 4313 Whetsel Ave., Oct. 9. 5532 Dunning Place, Oct. 6. 6123 Navarre Place, Oct. 4.

Criminal damaging/endangering

3147 Schubert Ave., Oct. 4. 3177 Gloss Ave., Oct. 3. 3725 Aylesboro Ave., Oct. 2. 5107 Ebersole Ave., Oct. 11. 5567 Montgomery Road, Oct. 4.

Felonious assault

3794 Isabella Ave., Oct. 15.


6768 Bramble Ave., Oct. 15.


Erie Ave., Oct. 7.


1302 Duncan Ave., Oct. 12. 2475 Madison Road, Oct. 5. 4664 Eastern Ave., Oct. 4. 2481 Grandin Road, Oct. 12.

2488 Madison Road, Oct. 11. 263 McCullough St., Oct. 10. 263 McCullough St., Oct. 5. 2709 Madison Road, Oct. 1. 2719 Madison Road, Oct. 2. 2839 Cypress Way, Oct. 13. 2912 Linwood Ave., Oct. 12. 2948 Douglas Terrace, Oct. 6. 3239 Brotherton Road, Oct. 1. 3551 Handman Ave., Oct. 11. 3780 Paxton Ave., Oct. 6. 3856 Hyde Park Ave., Oct. 1. 3866 D Paxton Ave., Oct. 2. 3924 Isabella Ave., Oct. 2. 4381 Marburg Ave., Oct. 6. 4409 Homer Ave., Oct. 4. 4618 Eastern Ave., Oct. 5. 4760 Madison Road, Oct. 8. 4825 Beverly Hills Drive, Oct. 12. 4825 Maraburg Ave., No. C, Oct. 1. 4825 Marburg Ave., Oct. 4. 4825B Marburg Ave., Oct. 4. 4836 Beverly Hills Drive, Oct. 11. 4912 Jamison St., Oct. 5. 5000 Observatory Circle, Oct. 4. 5419 Ward St., Oct. 1. 6805 E. Fork Road, Oct. 5.

COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

L. Shaw, 21, 3139 Gaff St., aggravated trespassing, menacing at 5301 Ridge Road, Oct. 8. Betty Harris, 32, 5010 Laconia Ave., possession of marijuana at Ridge Road, Oct. 9. Karen Wise, 31, 431 Bucker St., theft at 3400 Highland Ave., Oct. 5.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Reported at 4208 Plainville Road, Oct. 7. Reported at 5523 Monardi Circle, Oct. 11.


Checkbook of unknown value removed at 5375 Ridge Road, Oct. 6. $199.72 in clothing and jewelry valued at 5245 Ridge Road, Oct. 4.

Reported at 5840 Windknoll Court, Oct. 11.



Gerald L. Johnson, 57, 5936 Woodmont, inducing panic, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, Oct. 6. Michael F. Thomas, 26, 6019 Graceland Ave., driving under suspension, Oct. 7. Terrence P. Twitty, 44, 601 Prospect Place, no drivers license, Oct. 8. Ingrid Smith, 46, 3055 Mathers No. 3, theft, obstructing official business, Oct. 10. Lashan J. Scott, 22, 6020 Dahlgren, contempt of court, Oct. 14. Jennifer Bradford, 26, 2504 Moundview Drive, theft, Oct. 11. Christopher Elliott, 37, 3628 Morris Place, income tax violation, Oct. 12. Daniel P. Sawyer, 46, 7364 Lake Lakota Circle, driving under suspension, Oct. 15. Brandon Stricklin, 33, 8412 Reading Road, driving under suspension, Oct. 16. Rickey Bolden, 45, 5308 Holland Ave., driving under suspension, Oct. 16.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damage

Window broken in vehicle at 6304 Bedford, Oct. 5.


Female assaulted a loss prevention officer at Walmart at Red Bank Road, Oct. 4.


Clothing taken from Walmart; $128 at Red Bank Road, Oct. 1. Wallet taken while at Walmart at Red Bank Road, Oct. 6.



Mariemont police made no arrests



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There are many Amish shops with baked goods, furniture and cheese. If you are hunting for unique items for yourself or someone special, you can check out the antique shops and art gallery. For outdoorsy adventures within a short drive, you will find Adams Lake Nature Walk, Chaparral Prairie, Edge of Appalachia, Lynx Prairie, Buzzards’ Roost and Serpent Mound. An oasis of sophistication, The Rooster’s Nest was featured in the 2009 Best of Midwest Living. It offers a memorable retreat, a romantic getaway or a mid-week respite. It is a perfect location for smaller business meetings or receptions or for a Mom’s scrap-booking weekend. Gift certificates are available.

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Notice of Public Auction In accordance with the provisions of State Law, there being due and unpaid charges for which the undersigned is entitled to satisfy an owner’s lien of goods hereinafter described and stored at Uncle Bob’s Self-Storage location(s) listed below. And, due notice has been given, to the owner of said property and all parties known to claim an interest therein, and the time specified in such notice for payment of such having expired, the goods will be sold at public auction at the below stated location(s) to the highest bidder or otherwise disposed of on Monday N o ve m ber 22, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. at 2950 Robertson Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45209, 513-6310 2 9 0 . Jeremy E v a n s , 4625 Vendome Pl Apt. 9, Cincinnati, OH 45227; boxes, tv’s or stereo equip., automobile; Kristin Mongham, 7758 Stillwell Ave # 2, Cincinnati, OH 45237; household goods, furniture, boxes, appliances, account records, sales samples; Danesha Fannon, 5222 Kenwood Road, Cinti, OH 45227; household goods; Cindy Feldhaus, 1259 Grace Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45208; furniture, household goods, clothes; Robin Lilly, 7706 Blue Ash Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236; household goods, furniture, boxes, tools, appliances, tv’s or stereo equip.1001601264

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. and issued no citations.

Incidents/investigations Felonious assault

Female was threatened with knife at area of Ohio 50 and East Street, Oct. 15.


Unlisted item taken; $400 value. At 6751 Murray Road, Oct. 13. Bike taken; $200 at 3904 Pocahontas, Oct. 16.



Terrace Park police made no arrests and issued no citations.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damage

Someone cut the clothing inside residence at 598 Wooster, Oct. 10. Graffiti painted on door at 224 Rugby, Oct. 17.

About real estate transfers

COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP COLUMBIA 5537 Stewart Road: Hawkins Franklin W. & Anne P. to Rogers Jeffrey D.; TUSCULUM

$40,000. 6816 Grace Ave.: Schwein John Dever to Wagner Robin L.; $116,500.


About police reports

Violation of protection order





CINCINNATI DISTRICT 2 Dominique Taper, born 1988, criminal damage or endanger, 3295 Erie Ave., Oct. 5. Jacob W. Haslerig, born 1954, possession drug paraphernalia, 3418 Michigan Ave., Oct. 17. Eryk McDaniel, born 1973, violation of temporary protection order, 2520 Madison Road, Oct. 16. Karlton Kincaid, born 1990, unlawful use of vehicle joyriding, 3295 Erie Ave., Oct. 4. Rebekah Tanner, born 1991, burglary, 3295 Erie Ave., Oct. 12. Bryant Stevenson, born 1988, drug abuse, 5534 Dunning Place, Oct. 15. Charles M. Johnson, born 1959, disorderly conduct, 6011 Madison Road, Oct. 8. Riley Carter, born 1989, drug abuse, 6415 Madison Road, Oct. 17. William A. Ray, born 1956, possession open flask, 6011 Madison Road, Oct. 6. Donald Taylor, born 1959, kidnapping, 6768 Bramble Ave., Oct. 15. Julian A. Barnes, born 1991, possession of drugs, 4920 Stewart Ave., Oct. 9. Justin R. Sanderson, born 1976, trafficking, 4781 Red Bank Road, Oct. 9. Katherine J. Gooch, born 1961, criminal trespass, 4704 Armada Place, Oct. 12. Lamar L. O’Bannon, born 1976, resisting arrest, obstruct official business, 4121 Whetsel Ave., Oct. 12. Robert Terrell Taylor, born 1984, obstruct official business, 5332 Ebersole Ave., Oct. 9. Wardell M. Ward, born 1960, theft $300 to $5000, 4825 Marburg Ave., Oct. 16. Denerius Massey, born 1988, domestic violence, Oct. 9. Bonita G. Winans, born 1974, theft under $300, 2917 Madison Road, Oct. 9.


3407 Golden Ave.: Krantz Jaclyn K. to Molano Jennifer Rose V.; $256,500.


1355 Fleming St.: Contadino Florence to Dmello Rahul; $90,000. 2356 Park Ave.: Verona Historic Residences LLC to Blecher John M.; $194,900. 2356 Park Ave.: Verona Historic Residences LLC to Nassar Nicolas; $213,686. 2401 Ingleside Ave.: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Crooks Lee Deganton; $87,404.

Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. Clark & Martin F. Jepsen to Richards Terry Clark; $120,500.


5808 Roberts St.: Harrison Holly E. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $90,000.

4133 La Crosse Ave.: Brueneman Mary Sue to Braun Robert L. & Carolyn C.; $173,000. 4428 Homer Ave.: Shavers Joyce Y. Tr to Kormelink Justin J.; $123,000. 4820 Red Bank Road: Medpace Inc. to 100 Medpace Way LLC; $18,500,000. 5337 Whetsel Ave.: U.S. Bank National Association Tr to Braden Diane M.; $16,000.




1213 Paxton Ave.: Theobald Holdings LLC to Jpc Rental Properties LLC; $207,000. 3432 Traskwood Circle: Cater Karen J. to Rose Willard & Tara M.; $110,000. 3541 Herschel View Way: Innovative Restorations LLC to Propst Craig J.; $491,000. 3545 Holly Lane: Osterlund Anthony L. & Mary E. to Variya Swapnesh & Karen L.; $365,000. 3586 Paxton Ave.: Marsh Charles D. & Patricia E. Hogan to Henrich Ryan A. & Molly E. Eynon; $424,750. 3628 Monteith Ave.: Stalnecker Michael Cary Jr. & Sarah E. to Herberger David T.; $168,900. 3646 Ashworth Drive: Richards Terry

6588 Wooster Pike: Gibbs Jonathan Middleton to Schilderink Chandley A.; $218,000.


1208 Delta Ave.: Shiels Patrick to Banker Timothy; $222,000.


Enyart Ave.: Cast-Fab Technologies Inc. to Jeb Bbb Real Estate LLC; $2,200,000. 3040 Forrer St.: Cast-Fab Technologies Inc. to Jeb Bbb Real Estate LLC; $2,200,000. 3350 Marburg Square Lane: Oconnell Mauricio Francisco to National Residential Nominee Services Inc.; $248,750.

REUNIONS Reading High School Class of 1970 – is having another reunion on Saturday, Nov. 13. The group is trying to find current information on: Glen Bain, Mike Benz, Mary Ann (Burden) Boso, Debbie Decker, Fred Deranger, Donald Friend, Carol Gusse, Rose Higgins, Tim King, Debbie Montgomery, John Nelson, Steve Norman, Karen Pace, Donna Ponchot, Rufus Runyan, Patti (Sand) Payne, Dan Stephens, Barb (Thieman) Stall, John Ross

Thomas, and Cathy (Wilson) Wall. Please contact Vicki (Cutter) Brown at St. Dominic Class of 1973 reunion – is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 27, beginning with Mass at 4:30 p.m., followed by a tour of the school and a gathering in O’Connor Hall at St. Dominic Church. Call Jim Shea at 257-3112 ( e-mail or Marcia Fields Buelterman at 451-7611 (e-mail for information or to make a reservation. A special invitation is extended to students who attended St. Dominic grade school but graduated primary school elsewhere in 1973. The Finneytown High School Class of 1980 – is having its 30th reunion on Friday, Nov. 26. It will be at Molloy’s on the Green in Greenhills. For details, contact Tammy Hart Fales at or call 793-9080.


B E C A U S E C O M M U N I T Y M AT T E R S 5 0 ¢Wednesday,November3,2010 Lights Your Community Press newspaper serving Columbia Township,...


B E C A U S E C O M M U N I T Y M AT T E R S 5 0 ¢Wednesday,November3,2010 Lights Your Community Press newspaper serving Columbia Township,...