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Hey kids! It’s time to start writing your letters to Santa and send them in to the Community Press where they will be published Wednesday, Nov. 24. Please send your brief letter to Santa to Melissa Hayden, Santa’s Helper, 394 Wards Corner Road, Loveland, Ohio 45140 or via e-mail to mhayden@community Be sure to include your name, age, the community you live in and that you read the Eastern Hills Journal, as well as a telephone number we can use to contact you if we require additional information. You may also include a nonreturnable photograph (or email a JPG image) that may appear with your letter. Letters and photos are due no later than Friday, Nov. 12.

Levies approved

Terrace Park voters last week approved a new 2.8-mill operating levy. According to unofficial results from the Hamilton County Board of Elections, 61 percent voted in favor of the levy and 39 percent voted against it. Voters in Fairfax also approved an operating levy that pays for recycling 363210. The 0.96-mill renewal levy costs the owner of a home with a market value of $100,000 about $9 per year. SEE STORIES, A4

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Early Christmas in Oakley Business owners happy with halt in road construction By Forrest Sellers

Christmas came early for the Oakley business district. Madison Road construction has been temporarily halted during the holidays. Cincinnati City Councilwoman Leslie Ghiz recently announced construction work in the business district would be put on hold until after the new year. The construction project had been a concern for many of the business owners, who feared the potential impact the lane closures and traffic delays would have on them during the holiday season. “It’s a huge relief,” said John Hutton, owner of the Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore. Hutton had contacted Ghiz, who frequently shops in the Oakley business district, as well as other city council members to express his concerns about the potential economic impact the construction would have on the area businesses during what is typically their busiest time of the year. “With the economy and construction (these retailers) have lost business because they rely on foot traffic and ample parking,” said Ghiz. “When you have huge construction equipment in the road and traffic backed up people get discouraged and don’t want to come.” Ghiz said reopening all of the lanes will hopefully alleviate the problem. “I’m glad the construction is


John Hutton, owner of the Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, organizes some of the books on the shelves. Hutton had contacted Cincinnati City Council members with concerns about the loss of business in Oakley because of Madison Road construction work. gone,” said Greg Gordon, owner of Loesch Hardware. “You can now park in front of the store.” Peter Draugelis, president of the Oakley Community Council, said some additional work still needs to be done on the Geier Esplanade located in the square, but work on the central portion of Madison Road has been completed. “In January work will resume east of Oakley Square toward Ridge Road,” he said. Ghiz said she anticipates work

will be completed by the spring. For now, Hutton is cautiously optimistic. “It will still take a little time to win our customers back and make (the square) a destination again.” For more about your community visit

Road construction in the Oakley business district has been halted during the holidays to help retailers in the square. Store owners have said the construction along Madison Road has led to a decline in customers. FORREST SELLERS/STAFF

Mariemont Village Watch back in action By Lisa Wakeland

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The United Church of Christ in Oakley is doing more than providing meals. It’s serving them. In addition to its food pantry, which is open from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays, the church has also begun serving a free dinner Wednesday evenings. The meals are served from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. SEE STORY, A2

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Mariemont is a safe community, but still has its share of crime. The Village Watch, first started in 2005, recently re-formed to make the community safer. Resident Denise McCarthy, who heads the Village Watch, said she was asked by Mayor Dan Policastro and Councilman Dennis Wolter to restart the group after a couple adolescents were harassed and bullied. Though crime is not the driving force for the group, McCarthy said they’ve been able to help residents be more aware of what’s going on in their neighborhood. “It’s been difficult to get people involved and difficult to structure because we don’t have that much crime in Mariemont,” she said. “We’d like to be a conduit for information and let people know what’s happening.”

The Mariemont Village Watch will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, at the Parish Center, 3908 Plainville Road.


Mariemont resident Denise McCarthy and Police Officer Phillip Mitchell discuss ideas for the Village Watch, which started again this summer. Mariemont Police Officer Phil Mitchell, the liaison to the Village Watch, said many citizens are nervous about calling police if they see something or someone suspicious,

for fear of retaliation by the criminal. He added that callers remain anonymous and police officers would rather check out a call and it be nothing than have a potential

crime go unreported. “It’s made the community better as far as giving (residents) the confidence of calling the police and knowing they’re not being a pest,” Mitchell said. “We can’t be everywhere at once but we can get there quick.” McCarthy said that the Village Watch gives citizens the tools to make the community even safer and can help provide information on a multitude of issues, from identity theft to scams. Seeing the police presence in an area can be a crime deterrent and put residents at ease, Mitchell said, adding that thefts from vehicles has been down in the past couple months.


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Church reaches out through community dinner By Forrest Sellers


United Church of Christ in Oakley parishioner John Henges is one of the volunteers who prepares the weekly community dinners at the church. The free meals are served from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the church, which is located at 4100 Taylor Ave.

The United Church of Christ in Oakley is doing more than providing meals. It’s serving them. In addition to its food pantry, which is open from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays, the church has also begun serving a free dinner Wednesday evenings. The meals are served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. “We (knew) there was a need and we wanted to try and provide a balanced

meal,” said the Rev. Judy Jackson, pastor of the church. “We just wanted to reach out to the community.” Parishioner John Henges of Evendale has been a regular volunteer cooking meals. After his wife died in April, Henges said he wanted to find something worthwhile to occupy his time. “I love to cook,” said Henges, who has been preparing meals since age 5. Preparing the Wednesday meals was a way he could

both indulge a passion for cooking and help out others as well. Henges is also a volunteer chef for the Shriners. “I remember the food groups from school, and I try to incorporate those into my meals,” said Henges. The first Wednesday meal was served July 7. Henges was chef that first night. The menu included a tossed salad, roast beef, noodles and gravy, broccoli and cupcakes. Carryouts is also provided.

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What: Weekly community dinner When: 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday Where: United Church of Christ in Oakley, 4100 Taylor Ave. Henges rotates cooking the meals with Jackson. St. Cecilia Parish and Legend Community Church volunteers also help out on alternating Wednesdays. The United Church of Christ is located at 4100 Taylor Ave. For information, call 871-3136.

Terrace Park continues wrestling with large vehicle law By Lisa Wakeland

Terrace Park is still tweaking its zoning code to

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Mariemont schools, village to apply for grant By Lisa Wakeland

The Mariemont City School District and the village of Mariemont are teaming up to make sure it’s safe for kids to walk to school. Both the school district and the village are applying for the federal Safe Routes to School grant that will improve sidewalks and crosswalks around Mariemont Elementary. Caroline Duffy, a traffic engineer consultant for the school district, said the grant aims to increase the number of students who walk or ride bikes to school. “We chose these items as things that should be imminently fixed and really increase the safety of the locations and of the paths students use to get to school,” she said, adding that part of the goal is to eliminate conflict points between vehicles and pedestrians. The plan includes replacing sidewalks around Mariemont Elementary, adding new sidewalk segments, improving crosswalks, replacing signs and



The village of Mariemont is applying a $500,000 federal Safe Routes to Schools grant to improve infrastructure around Mariemont Elementary. Improvements include: • Maintenance of existing landscaping • A new trail on the west side of Plainville Road between Chestnut Road and Wooster Pike, and on Wooster Pike, between Plainville Road and West Street. • Traffic calming on Wooster Pike including restriping to standard lane widths and curb bump-outs. • Upgrading signs, pavement markings and curb ramps surrounding Mariemont Elementary. • Replacing non-standard sidewalk and curb ramps at critical points in the village • Replacing non-standard signage and pavement markings in the village. • Improving connectivity between Mariemont and Fairfax for walkers and bicyclists. traffic calming on Wooster Pike. Duffy said the village can apply for up to $500,000 for infrastructure improve-

The Mariemont City Schools and the village are applying for a federal Safe Routes to School grant to improve sidewalks and crosswalks in the village. ments and up to $100,000 for enforcement such as additional crossing guards. Village Clerk Paul Tontillo said he was concerned that if the grant for three addi-

tional crossing guards was approved the village would be responsible for the additional $30,000 expense each year. Duffy said that the vil-

lage can reapply for funds each year to cover the costs of the additional crossing guards. Chris Ertel, engineer for the village, said the side-


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Voters OK Terrace Park levy

Fairfax operating levy passes

By Lisa Wakeland

Terrace Park voters Tuesday approved a new 2.8mill operating levy. According to unofficial results from the Hamilton County Board of Elections, 61 percent voted in favor of the levy and 39 percent voted against it. Councilman and Finance Committee Chairman Mark Porst said village officials are thrilled the levy passed by a large percentage. “In the nine years I have been on council Terrace Park residents have supported every request for renewed or additional levies,” he said in an e-mail statement. “Council is committed to using this money to provide improvements and services residents value.” The levy will cost homeowners $83.43 per $100,000 of assessed market value and generate $370,143 per year for the village. Funds will be collected in 2011 and the levy will restore property tax rates to 2009 levels. Resident Jennifer Lohmueller was one of the 659 people who voted for the

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“In the nine years I have been on council Terrace Park residents have supported every request for renewed or additional levies.”

Mark Porst Finance Committee Chairman operating levy, which represents approximately 15 percent of the village budget. “Our village is a wonderful place to live and I want to support the people who make that happen,” she said. “It’s worth it.” Elaine Smethurst said she voted for the operating levy because it’s important to keep up the village standards. Resident Marc Schmitt was one of the 428 people who voted against the levy. “I voted against it because money is tight,” he said. The levy, though listed as additional on the ballot, was designed to replace the operating levy that expired after village officials missed a filing deadline to place a renewal on the ballot in

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Terrace Park resident David Osborn casts his vote Nov. 2 in the community building on Elm Avenue. November 2009. Council used part of the village’s $2.2 million cash

reserve this year to make up for the funds it lost from the expired levy.

Voters in Fairfax last week approved an operating levy that pays for recycling 363-210. The 0.96-mill renewal levy costs the owner of a home with a market value of $100,000 about $9 per year. The five-year levy will generate $33,000 annually and pay for recycling costs in the community. Recycling costs are budgeted at $26,000 per year, said Village Administrator Jenny Kaminer. “Certainly the money it generates will help bottom line what we use it for which is to offset the costs of our waste recycling services,” she said. Kaminer said if the levy had failed waste collection services would not have been cut. Reductions in other areas, however, would likely have been made, she said. “We’re happy we won’t have to look at doing that,” said Kaminer. The operating levy was put on the ballot in the late 1960s and voters have approved the levy each time


The five-year levy will

generate $33,000 annually and pay for recycling costs in the community. Recycling costs are budgeted at $26,000 per year, said Village Administrator Jenny Kaminer. it has come up for renewal, she said. Mayor Ted Shannon said, “I thought it would pass because it is our only operating levy. “I think (residents) realized we are good stewards of their money.” Shannon said the millage amount of the operating levy has remained the same since it was put on the ballot decades ago.

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Mariemont schools to start new tradition

By Lisa Wakeland

It’s like the State of the Union for the Mariemont City Schools. The school district will host its first “State of the Schools” address at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17. Superintendent Paul Imhoff and school district Treasurer Natalie Lucas will give a one-hour presentation on the Mariemont City Schools’ academic programs and achievement, financial reports and facilities progress updates.

Imhoff Lucas Imhoff said the “State of the Schools” address will help residents learn more about the school district, both on the academic and financial side.

“Our goal is always to make sure all our residents are fully informed about what’s going on in the school district and this is an opportunity to provide feedback,” he said. “We always want to make sure the direction of the school district is aligned with the wishes of our community.” Imhoff will review the academic side of the school district, including achievement test data, district goals for academic progress and the state report card



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ratings. Lucas said she will review the some of the funding reports for the schools, expenditures and revenues, financial reports and the sale of bonds to district’s facilities plan. “It’s part of our continuing commitment to keeping the community informed,” Lucas said, adding that they would discuss the different issues facing the school district at the state level. The presentation will be at the R.G. Cribbet Recreation Hall in

• What: Mariemont City Schools’ “State of the Schools” address. • When: 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17 • Where: R.G. Cribbet Recreation Hall, 5903 Hawthorne Ave., in Fairfax. • Call the school district, 2727500, with questions. • A video of the presentation will be available the following day on Fairfax, 5903 Hawthorne Ave. Coffee and pastry will be provided. A video will be available the following day on the school district’s website, www.mariemont

St. Ursula to present fall production ‘Play On!’ The St. Ursula Academy Ensemble Theatre (S.E.T.) will present “Play On!” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11-13 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 13 and Nov. 14. The play, written by Rick Abbot and directed by S.E.T. director Dianna Davis, is the hilarious story of a theatre group trying desperately to put on a play despite interference from a haughty authoress who keeps revising the script. FORREST SELLERS/STAFF

Cincinnati Country Day School junior Adriana Ungerleider and her photograph titled “Absconditus.”


Cincinnati Country Day School senior Ilana Habib and her photograph titled “Poseidon.”

The first act focuses on the rehearsal of the show, followed by a near disastrous dress rehearsal. The final act is the actual performance in which anything that can go wrong does. “Play On!” will be performed in the St. Ursula Academy Theatre at 1339 E. McMillan St., East Walnut Hills. Tickets are $10 each for all performances. All seats are reserved. For more information, call 961-3410, ext. 172.


Cincinnati Country Day School senior Baldur Tangvald and his photograph titled “Looking Glass.”

Students score picture perfect exhibition By Forrest Sellers

Several Cincinnati Country Day School students have been framed. The photographs of Ilana Habib, Baldur Tangvald and Adriana Ungerleider are part of a juried exhibition of work by regional high school juniors and seniors. The exhibition will be at Xavier University. Their work is among 149 submission chosen from among 440 to be displayed. Submissions from 31 Tristate high schools will be featured. “This is a stellar group of students,” said Carole Lichty-Smith, a photography instructor and

chair of Cincinnati Country Day School’s Upper School fine arts department. Habib, a senior from Indian Hill, took a photograph of a friend who dressed as Poseidon, which is also the name of her photograph. “Poseidon reminded me of a surfer dude, and I thought that would be funny,” she said. Habib was preparing a series of photographs offering modern interpretations of Greek mythology. Watching people emerge from the fog inspired junior Ungerleider, a resident of Montgomery. She took the photograph at Haystack Rock in Oregon. “I saw a bunch of people taking pictures of the rock and walking in the fog,” she said. “I thought it

looked cinematic.” Ungerleider’s photograph is titled “Absconditus” which is Latin for hidden or concealed. Tangvald, a senior from Terrace Park, said he is inspired by nature and what he sees around him. His photograph is a close up of a spider web and titled “Looking Glass.” “I was paying attention to the texture of the spider web,” he said. He said he drained most of the color from the original image and used Photoshop to bump up the intensity of some of the surrounding flowers. The exhibition will be at Xavier University’s Cohen Center Nov. 12 through Dec. 3.

Art show winners


Students at the Summit Country Day School won 12 of 35 awards given at the Hyde Park Square Art Show Oct. 3. The student winners are, first row from left, Natalia Sezer of Hyde Park, Nathan Glisson of Finneytown, Matthew Pahl of Hyde Park, and Brenna Biggs of Hyde Park; second row, Samantha Meder of Pleasant Ridge, Connor McMurry of Anderson Township, Kevin Boyce of Anderson Township, Hannah Hart of Mount Lookout, Natalie Whitsett of Anderson Township, Stephen Hutchins of Montgomery and Joe Olding of Clifton. Not pictured, Isabella Saldana of Mason.


Students recognized by National Merit

Thirteen Ursuline Academy seniors were recently recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation program. They are, from left: Pamela Showman (Fairfield), Colleen Ladrick, Eleanor Greiner (Hyde Park), Jaqueline Ruggiero (Blue Ash; National Merit Scholarship semifinalist), Claire Barrett (Madeira), Melissa Clement (Batavia), Margaret Kirk (Indian Hill), Kimberly Treiss (Loveland), Rebecca Byrne (West Chester Township; National Merit Scholarship semifinalist), Michelle Spotts (Loveland), Marisol Mason (Mason; National Achievement Scholarship semifinalist), Carolyn Johnson (Colerain Township; National Merit Scholarship semifinalist) and Lynessa McGee (Mason; National Achievement Scholarship semifinalist).

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Shantytown raises homeless awareness By Forrest Sellers

For one evening students at Summit Country Day School will forego the comfort of a warm bed. They will participate in a Shantytown as part of a Tristate effort to raise homeless awareness. “It’s an eye-opening experience that stays with the participants,” said English teacher Gail Rosero, a co-coordinator of the Shantytown at Summit. The school has been involved in the Shantytown since it was begun several years ago. The students set up cardboard boxes in front of the school gymnasium and then spend a night sleeping in them. Several activities are planned. Last year the students traveled by bus to a local grocery store where they found out what it was like to have to ration the amount of food they bought using food stamps. “(The experience) made me want to engage myself in the community and help out more,” said junior Katrina Hounchell, who partici-


“(The experience) made me want to engage myself in the community and help out more.” Katrina Hounchell Summit Country Day School junior participating in a Shantytown to raise homeless awareness pated in the Shantytown last year and will be involved this year as well. Rosero, who is a resident of Anderson Township, said a number of the Upper School students become involved in volunteer efforts helping the homeless after experiencing the Shantytown. This year’s theme is teen and family homelessness. English teacher Phyllis Lipovsky, who is also a cocoordinator for the Summit Shantytown, said students are engaged by the experience. Lipovsky, who is a resident of Clifton, has joined the students in the Shantytown in previous years. “I found it was extremely gratifying,” she said.


Summit Country Day School students set up cardboard boxes for a Shantytown done at the school last year.

Summit Country Day School instructor Phyllis Lipovsky, left, junior Katrina Hounchell and instructor Gail Rosero will participate in a Shantytown to raise homeless awareness. Students will sleep in cardboard boxes set up in front of the school gymnasium.



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Cotton’s state title leads area runners By Nick Dudukovich


Summit Country Day School senior Colin Cotton led area runners by capturing the Division III state cross country title at Scioto Downs, Nov. 6. Cotton’s time of 15 minutes, 32.50 seconds was the fastest of his career. Every second counted for Cotton, who was able to edge out Sycamore Mohawk’s Drew Trusty by 5.6 seconds. According to coach Kurtis Smith, Cotton and fellow captain Ryan Gableman (73rd, 17:08) served as catalysts for the Silver Knights throughout the year. “They really complement each other really well,” Smith said. “Colin is driven and leads by actions, while Ryan is more laid back and is more of the guy to keep everyone more light-hearted. They were able to accomplish something in school history, which was take a team to state. Smith added that run-

Summit soccer falls in regional semis By Nick Dudukovich

Despite being ranked on top of the Division III state soccer polls for most of the season, Summit Country Day School dropped a 1-0 regional semifinal match to Mariemont, Nov. 2. Mariemont’s score came on an own-goal by the Silver Knights after a corner kick with only six seconds remaining in the game. Summit head coach Barnard Baker said he is pleased with his team’s results this season, despite the loss. “We really overachieved this year,” Baker said. “We started eight underclassmen and we thought we would lose five or six games this year. As hard as our schedule is, I think the team reacted very well.” The squad ended its year with a 14-2-4 overall record, which was good enough for first place in the Miami Valley Conference. Andrew Vance led the team in goals with 15, and Caelan Hueber added 17 assists. Goalie Ryan Hall posted 14 shutouts during the season.

SCD football falls in opening round Gannett News Service The Summit Country Day School football team, a seven-seed in the Division V opening round playoffs, lost to West Jefferson, Nov. 6. Second-seeded West Jefferson opened the game with 43 unanswered points through the first three quarters. After beginning the season 5-0, Summit lost four of its final six games to finish at 7-4.


Members of the The Summit Country Day School cross country team include, from left, coach Kurtis Smith, Colin Cotton, Charlie Michel (cq), Ryan Gabelman, Mark France, Nathan Patterson, Drew Von Handorf, Matt Schiess, and Jack Dailey, exhibit their district and regional championship trophies Nov. 5 before running in the state championships. ning in November was something the team worked all year to achieve. “It was gratifying because the kids worked hard this summer...and all year,” he said. “Their goal was to end as a team and they were rewarded when they were announced regional champions.” Other Summit results:

Charlie Michel, 51st, 16:53; Mark France, 93rd, 17:28; Nathan Patterson, 132nd, 18:25; Matt Schiess, 140th, 18:48; Drew VonHandorf, 143rd, 19:07.

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St. Ursula Academy placed eighth in the Division I meet. The squad was led by

Sarah Mazzei (eighth, 18:17) and Nicole Hird (11th, 18:24) Head coach Dan Bird said the girls were excited to qualify as a team. “Before the season started, we had come up with team goals. One of those goals was to make it to state,” Bird said. “When they all qualified, it was a

big deal.” The 2010 season marks the third year in a row that Mazzei competed in the state championships. “She knows what to do and she’s focused on her running,” Bird said.” Hird, like Mazzei, has been a team leader all season long. “She’s an intelligent runner and she’s steady and the foundation the team was built on,” Bird said. Others runners racing for St. Ursula include: Brooke Wildermuth (75th, 19:23), Chloe Georgiades (87th, 19:30), Nicole Hurwitz (124th, 20:13), Abigail Wilkymacky (126th, 20:32), and Paige Frey (143rd, 21:15)


Brian Austin represented Mariemont High School at the Division III state championship and placed 68th with a time of 17 minutes, four seconds. According to Mariemont head coach Jeff Timmers, some of Austin’s inspiration


Colin Cotton of Summit Country Day receives his medal for winning the Division III boys cross country race at Scioto Downs in Columbus Nov. 6. to run comes from legendary U.S. runner, Steve Prefontaine. One Prefontaine quote that sticks with Austin during races is, “Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it.” Timmers said those words ring true with Austin in every race he runs. “Brian takes an attitude of he will not lose during the course of a race,” Timmers said. “If you’re going to beat him, then you’re going to have to give you best to do it.”

Mariemont boys reach regional final By Adam Turer

The 14 seniors on Mariemont’s boys’ soccer team finished their varsity playing days with a 2-0 loss to Springfield Catholic Central in the Division III regional final on Saturday, Nov. 6. The senior class did more for the Warriors program than any class before them. After winning three district championships in the past four years, this class raised the bar for all future Warriors soccer players. The district championship in 2007 was the program’s first. The Warriors followed that up with another district title and a regional title in 2008. After falling short last season, the seniors were determined to go out on a high note this year. They wanted to cap their impressive run with a state title, but fell just three victories short. “This is definitely the most accomplished class of players Mariemont has had,” head coach Joe Mehl said. “They did a lot for our program.”


Mariemont defender David Finn clears the ball for the Warriors during a match against Summit Country Day. When Mehl took over the program eight years ago, Mariemont did not have enough boys to field a

junior varsity team. This year, the Warriors had 48 players in the program. The senior class

learned how to win as freshmen and carried that winning attitude with them over the next three years. “We had a lot of big game experience heading into the postseason this year,” Mehl said. “The amount of seniors we have who had been there before gave us an advantage.” Wins against Georgetown, St. Bernard, Dayton Christian, and Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy and Summit Country Day put the Warriors in the regional final against Springfield Catholic Central. The Warriors were outplayed by SCC star Calum Latham, who scored both of the game’s goals. The first came on what appeared to be a broken play and the second came against solid Mariemont defense. “He’s the real deal,” said Mehl of Latham. “He played like an elite player.” Other than the two spectacular individual plays by Latham, the Warriors held their own against SCC. A state championship just was not in the cards for this otherwise accomplished team. “Our guys fought hard,” Mehl said. “This was just one of those games where

we couldn’t quite get it done.” A breakout star emerged in the postseason for the Warriors. Senior Christopher Ferguson was not even sure if he was going to play his senior season. After deciding to give another year to the program, Ferguson came through in the clutch, delivering the game-winner to clinch the district title in the 2-1 win over CHCA. Mehl said that he thought Ferguson was the team’s most valuable player of the postseason. While they will graduate 14 seniors and enter the 2011 season with a very green roster, the cupboard is not completely bare. Freshmen Jonathon White and Sander Henning and sophomore Lakmal Ekanayake contributed quality varsity minutes this year and will be counted on much more heavily next season. While the Warriors may struggle to repeat as district champs and regional finalist next year, a culture of winning has been firmly established at Mariemont. “A lot of kids have seen what can be accomplished,” Mehl said.

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November 10, 2010

State champs SUA makes shots count Gannett News Service To win its first state championship the St. Ursula Academy field hockey team had to make the most of it limited opportunities, and that’s what the Bulldogs did in their 1-0 win over Thomas Worthington. St. Ursula (14-5-1) had just two shots on goal to 14 for Thomas Worthington (17-2-2). Bulldogs midfielder Maggie Winstel scored the game-winning goal with 13 minutes, 43 seconds left in the second half. Winstel was unmarked just three yards outside of the cage, when a pass from Caroline Glaser found its way through two Cardinals defenders, and a light touch put the ball past a diving

Marissa Metcalf. “I just had this big rush of adrenaline,” Winstel said. “When the pass came across, I knew I was set up for it and knew it was going to go in before it even happened.” St. Ursula turned the momentum in its favor earlier in the second half, earning its first penalty corner of the game nine minutes in and getting two more directly after that. On the third penalty corner, Winstel beat Metcalf with a shot but it was wide right. The Bulldogs continued to keep the pressure on Thomas Worthington for the next six minutes until Winstel’s next shot put St. Ursula up for good. St. Ursula withstood a barrage of pressure from the Cardinals in the first

half that include seven penalty corners and five shots. However, the Bulldogs defenders were up to the challenge, and goalie Ellen Ryan had three first-half saves. Ryan finished with nine saves. St. Ursula coach Sarah Catlin felt once her team dealt with that kind of offensive pressure from the Cardinals the momentum started to shift towards the Bulldogs. “When you play us, it gets frustrating to not finish,” Catlin said. “When they got frustrated, our team capitalized. We knew we were going to get about two looks and that we’d have to finish on them, and we did.” Thomas Worthington played for its third state title, previously winning in 2007 and 1998.

BRIEFLY The week at St. Xavier

• The St. Xavier boys soccer team lost 3-0 to Centerville in the Division I regional semifinals, Nov. 2.

The week at Mariemont

• The Mariemont boys soccer team beat Summit Country Day 1-0 in Division III regional semifinals, Nov. 2. Zack Uchtman made six saves for Mariemont, and Mariemont scored on an own goal.

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a level of academic success and community involvement as well. Sixteen awards will be given recognizing winners in each of the Ohio high school football divisions as well as winners in Kentucky and Indiana respectively. From this group of winners, Anthony Muñoz and his selection committee will select two student-athletes to be recognized as the overall Offensive and Defensive Lineman of the Year at the Nation-

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Heartbreaker for Bulldogs

St. Ursula’s Maddie Huster (18) heads the ball against Mason’s Carolyn Springstein (20) during the Bulldogs’ 1-0 regional playoff loss, Nov. 3. The girls went 18-1-0 and 5-0 in their conference.

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St. Xavier senior midfielder and captain Tommy Rogers of Walnut Hills plays a header in space.

St. Xavier High School senior captain Kenny Archbold of West Chester finds some open space as three Centerville players rush to close the gap during the Division I Regional Semifinals Nov. 2 at Sycamore. The Bombers, which won a district title for the second time in three years, played unbeaten Centerville to a 0-0 stalemate in the first half before falling 3-0.


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It’s time to let go of the Gamble House

Without a doubt, it’s important to preserve memories and monuments of the people who have helped to shape our country. But in the case of the Gamble House, it’s time for our community to let it go. It might seem like the right thing to spend public money to restore this house as a museum for the public, but I think it’s time for people to look more closely at this issue. The Greenacres Foundation is correct when it states that when it comes to the Gamble house it is, “not economically feasible to repair, restore, and maintain.” This nonprofit foundation, which currently owns the home, wants to tear it down to use the land for art and nature programs. Their main goal is, “to encourage conservation and appreciation of nature…”

Allowing government to regulate what we eat is absurd they feel the Thomas Jefferson is often government will attributed to the idea of “The govalways be there ernment is best which governs to tell them the least.” acceptable thing If we’re revering this American to do. founder why is the government Mile also trying to control what the Amerisays that setting can people are digesting? all facts about Does government have the Emily Mehl obesity and right to tell people what they can and cannot eat? Community health hazards One end of the spectrum says Press guest aside the real here is letthat it’s the government’s responcolumnist fear ting the governsibility to protect the health and ment determine safety of the population. With obesity supposedly being an epi- what is produced and how. With government controlling demic some think restrictions need to be implemented to stop the food production there is no choice, no opinions, and no diversity, problem. The other side of the scale says which leads to no democracy. The other side of the spectrum government doesn’t have the power to control what rations peo- who believes ingredients and preparation should be controlled ple put in their stomachs. are basing most of Essentially their reasoning off individuals the fact obesity is themselves are With government an epidemic. responsible and The Center for have the choice controlling food production Disease Control did of what they eat there is no choice, no a study in 2004 and government attempting to opinions, and no diversity, that said overeating was directly take that away which leads to no responsible for is government 400,000 deaths in attempting to democracy. 2000. take away our Well, always civil liberties. Choice is the main issue in this question statistics because accorddebate. If this is truly a nation ing to Harsanyi in the same year built on democracy it should be a scientists conducted the same study for the Journal of American nation based on choice. Michael Mile, founder of Nutri- Medical Association and found tion and Physical Regeneration that 25,000 Americans died Organization, reminds us that the directly from overeating. There is obviously a huge diffood market is not lying about what is going into their food, but ference between 400,000 deaths instead disclosing any information and 25,000. Government feeling they have the public wishes to obtain. The people are aware of what the right to monitor, regulate, or in they’re eating, so why take away any way control what Americans digest is absurd. that decision? Trying to cut out salt, artificial David Harsanyi, author of “Nanny State,” asks if free will is sweeteners, and trans fats when really an idea that needs to be four times the number of people overcome? Are we creating a are dying from lung cancer than nation of wimps by constantly obesity is an illogical way to watching over and regulating the spend our time and tax dollars. Once government takes control judgments the population is makof the food industry entirely ing? I would say yes, taking away there’s no telling how far they will and even so far as questioning the go in public involvement, so I say ability to make decisions for your- if we want to regain democracy self will lead the United States into we need to regain control and a country where people have no begin making our own decisions. initiative, self motivation, or the Emily Mehl is a student at sense of right and wrong because Mariemont High School.

Yes, it is nice to cherish a house occupied by the cofounder of Proctor and Gamble. But we’re focusing too much on preserving the Brooke past in a time Parker when public are limitCommunity monies ed. Press guest By tearing columnist down this house it is in no way erasing the memory of James N. Gamble, but rather creating a usable space for the citizens of Cincinnati. Cincinnati should say goodbye to this house and direct its money toward bigger issues. It can not be denied that Gamble is important to Cincinnati’s

history and culture. But the key word there is owner. What makes this house so emotionally connected to many people in Cincinnati is the person who inhabited it. A house is only wood, nails, and concrete. The truth is we are focusing too much on an object. We should be embracing the Greenacres Foundations idea of using this land for art and nature programs to better educate the public. What is preserving the Gamble house going to do for our community? Absolutely nothing. People can pass by and admire its beauty, but it will in no way be beneficial for Cincinnati. The city claims that it will be a great tool in educating the public about Gamble and his family. Isn’t it possible for people to be educat-


Brooke Parker is a student at Mariemont High School.

CHATROOM Last week’s question

What message would you like to send our veterans in honor of Veterans Day on Thursday, Nov. 11? “You all are the best in the world and don’t forget it!” J.G. “During the recent election – even as our troops were bleeding and dying in Kandahar – the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were nowhere on the radar of American voters. “On the news, one Tea Party leader commented, “If a candidate was a veteran it would be a plus if everything else was equal on the issues. But that’s not what this election is all about.” “On Veterans Day, let’s remember the great gift we received from the men and women who defended this country. Without them, neither the Tea Party, nor the Democrats, nor the Republicans, nor any of us would have any freedom to express our thoughts on any issues whatsoever. “And certainly, let’s remember that young Americans are shedding their blood for us right now every day in two countries ... and that our troops face danger in several other parts of the world.” Tom Keller “To veterans on Veterans Day, Nov. 11: “God bless you all. There are no words in any language that are adequate to convey the depth of my gratitude for the sacrifices you have made in defense of our freedom. “Thanks especially to those of you who have had to risk your lives in combat so that we can enjoy the peace that we have.” Bill B. “Growing up in the 1950s I saw many WWI and WWII veterans without limbs and other horrible scars from battles. “Then there were the returning Korean vets, some after years of Communist imprisonment, torture and brainwashing. “Then it got personal with Vietnam. No one can appreciate the price they paid for their country unless you were there. “I, with our church octet, visited hospitalized vets and performed for them. They were so appreciative of us it brought tears to my eyes. “We struggled to convince

Next question Do you think the new Republican-controlled House of Representatives will be more effective or less effective than the current House? Why? Every week the Eastern Hills Journal asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to easternhills@community with Chatroom in the subject line. them it was our way of thanking them, but even while still wearing their bandages, etc., they convinced us they had no regrets. “‘Thank you’ is so inadequate, yet that’s all they wanted. “God bless them.” R.V. “Thank you from the bottom of my heart and God bless everyone who served in all branches of military throughout the years and to all those who are serving today around the world.” J.R.W. “Thank you to every veteran from every war! “Thanks for your courage, strength, and commitment to our country! “A special thanks to my father who fought in Korea, and saw many horrible things. A war not as acknowledged as it should have been. I love you dad! “To all military ... to my friend Mike who also deserves our honor ... the war in the Middle East, sometimes is taken lightly. But, I know that you kept us safe! “Whatever these brave men and women do, we owe them greatly, every time we hold up a sign, hang our flag, or vote freely! “Our soldiers willingly give up their lives to allow these United States to remain RED, WHITE, and, BLUE!” K.A. “All veterans, you women and men who defend our nation, who fight the foes of our nation, so that we can remain a beacon of freedom in the world, have our love, support and faith. “It is not an easy job, especially when faced with perils that can take your life in a moment, cause you to experience personal pain and hardship in horrible climatic conditions, living often among foreign cultures where the enemy are not easy to discern from those who support us, where you may

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ed about this without actually being in the house? Remember, by restoring the house it’s going to cost $1 million. This money could so easily be used for other issues in our city. But all because a group wants to restore a house, these other issues will get no attention. Our priorities have been skewed. There are homeless shelters, food banks, and rehabilitation programs that are in desperate need of money. Yet our community is fighting to spend thousands of dollars on wood, nails, and concrete. It’s time to focus more on people, not on houses that have no feelings as to whether or not they survive.

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live constantly with the realities of trick bombs, enemy bullets, mortar rounds and missles. “Others of you may be stationed here stateside, where your jobs may call you to load aircraft and ships, perform decoding on computers, or cook up the meals that keep everyone fueled. “There are times, I suspect, when you wonder why you are where you are in world; yet you serve without question, and you serve well! “God bless you all, and may God protect you and your families!” W.S.W. “While we all should be grateful to those who served their country, we seem to make a disproportionately big deal out of a few years of military service. “Being deprived of the company of your family, friends and loved ones for a few years is no reason to make that event the central part of your life. It does not justify a lifetime of benefits and handouts. “On the other hand, the families of those who gave their lives and those veterans who received life limiting mental or physical injuries should have every accommodation we can provide. “As an Army veteran of the Vietnam conflict who was awarded the Purple Heart for superficial combat wounds and the Bronze Star for doing my job well, I do not believe that I should receive anything beyond the respect of my countrymen. “Some of my fellow veterans seem to be stuck in the past. They need to wake up and get on with their lives as productive citizens instead of trying to endlessly bask in long past glories. “A teacher in an inner city school probably deserves just as much praise for the difficult and sometimes dangerous and frustrating job he or she performs.” F.S.D. “Setting aside all my personal feelings about war (and this one in particular) I want to send the following heart-felt message to our veterans: “God bless you for your service and your sacrifice, protect you from all harm and let you know how much we thank you for all you have done to protect our freedom.” “By the way, it’s also my Dad’s birthday! ’Nuff said ...” M.M.



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Jennifer Degerberg, owner of Pomegranate and Lime in Mariemont, opened her gift shop in August.

New store opens in Mariemont Jennifer Degerberg’s wish came true in early August. After 18 years in the retail industry, working as everything from a department store buyer to a multistore manager, Degerberg opened Pomegranate & Lime in Mariemont “It’s always been my dream to have my own store,” she said. “I’ve lived in Mariemont for 20 years and thought it would be great to open a store in the Strand.” Pomegranate & Lime, Degerberg said, is a shop with fine gifts for the whole family. It’s filled with unique pieces from sterling silver jewelry and soap imported from France for women, neckties and bar utensils for men, and stuffed animals and clothing for children. Degerberg, who has Greek heritage, said she took her store’s namesake from a tradition.

Pomegranate & Lime

6804 Wooster Pike, Mariemont 271-1012 Jennifer Degerberg, owner Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; closed on Sunday In Greece, she said, pomegranates are given as a housewarming gift and represent abundance and good luck. She added lime to the name because it’s a twist on a traditional gift shop, featuring some work from local artists. “I hope that my store has a welcoming effect and customers feel comfortable to stay here and browse,” Degerberg said. By Lisa Wakeland. Send your “Small Business Spotlight” suggestions to espangler@

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Cardinal Pacelli seventh-grader Katie Byrne, right, received YMCA Camp Ernst’s Honor Camper award, which recognizes a camper who exemplifies the YMCA’s core character values of “honesty, caring, respect and responsibility.” Camp Ernst program director Elizabeth Cochran, left, presented Byrne with a tin cup engraved with Byrne’s name during the school’s morning assembly Oct. 18.

A wide grassy median with trees extends down the entire block of Center Street just south of Mariemont Square. Large Tudor-style houses and towering trees line each side of the street, which exemplifies the architectural style and wholesome suburban environment valued by the historic village’s founder, Mary Emery. But Center Street has become the focus of a battle pitting historic preservation regulations against individuals’ property rights. The Mariemont Preservation Foundation, a nonprofit group that promotes the village’s historic heritage, and a majority of the village’s architectural review board recommended historic landmark status for the five apartment buildings at the north end of the street and almost all of the houses in that one block of Center Street and on East Center and West Center streets. This designation would prevent owners from making changes to a building’s exterior that destroyed its Tudor Revival appearance. But the homeowners and Mayor Dan Policastro have objected to the single-family houses being subjected to the restrictions that historic landmark status entails. They say it would add an unnecessary layer of government regulation and make it more expensive to maintain and sell their homes. Brenda Allen, who has lived on Center Street for eight years, said she and neighbors appreciate the historic and architectural character of their homes and would do nothing to harm them. She said she and her husband, Paul, have made $200,000 in improvements in their house without altering its character or style. “We’re not going to put aluminum siding on our house,” Allen said. “The owners of these homes have been policing themselves very well for many years.” Millard Rogers, a Mariemont historian and a founding member of the Mariemont Preservation Association, said just because the homes’ current owners wouldn’t do anything to hurt the character of their houses doesn’t mean that future owners wouldn’t. “Our intention is to protect these buildings into the future when those owners are long gone,” he said. “At some point, a home owner could decide he doesn’t like the Tudor style and take out the oak beams, the stucco and the brick. That would completely destroy the importance of that building and of the buildings as an enclave.” Without the historic landmark protection, Rogers said, there is nothing the village could do to stop the residents from radically changing the appearance of their home’s exterior. Rogers and Margo Warminski, preservation director of the Cincinnati Preservation Association, disputed the


One of the houses along Center Street, in Mariemont, proposed for historic landmark status.


View of the apartment buildings along East Center Street, in Mariemont, proposed for historic landmark status. idea that historic designation makes a home more difficult to sell. “That’s absolute nonsense,” Rogers said. “It’s been proven by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and other organizations dealing with historic properties that those designations add to the value of the property.” Almost all the homes on Center Street were built between the mid1920s - when Mariemont was founded - and the 1950s. Many of the homes range in market value from $500,000 to $1 million. All but one has the Tudor appearance. Village Council will decide whether the 10 houses get tagged with the historic landmark designation. The public will have a chance to express opinions at planning and zoning committee and council meetings. Policastro favors giving historic status to the apartment buildings but not the houses. He said it’s more important for the village to focus on improving and preserving its first residential area, located south of Plainville Road, than “going after an area that’s in pristine shape and aggravating people.” Other communities in the area have

wrestled with historic preservation issues. Glendale Village Administrator Walter Cordes said new or prospective Glendale residents often express concerns about the restrictions of being in a historic district. “There is an apprehension of this unwieldy process that will be expensive and inconvenient,” Cordes said. “They end up realizing that it’s only protecting the value of their homes and their neighbors’ homes.” Roseann Hassey, who lives in a Tudor-style house on Center Street, said the village needs to do a better job of explaining to residents exactly what historic designation means. “I’m against the historic designation for my house,” she said. “I don’t think it’s been spelled out clearly enough for me to support it. “There is a fine balance between preserving an expensive community and curtaining the person rights of the individual. I do think there’s value in maintaining the historic integrity of the community as long as it’s fairly balanced with individual property rights.”

Legion Post honors officer for service By Forrest Sellers

Cpl. Dave Boiman considered a recent honor especially meaningful. American Legion Post 484 selected Boiman as its Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. Boiman has served with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office for 20 years and helped coordinate a variety of programs. Boiman, a crime preven-

“It’s an honor to be recognized by this group, which I consider to be the greatest generation.”

Cpl. Dave Boiman Crime prevention officer with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office

tion officer with District 5, served in the Army from 1986 to 1989. He also has relatives who served in the military. “It’s an honor to be recognized by this group, which I consider to be the greatest generation,” he said. Boiman dedicated the

award to his father-in-law, Jim Hungler, a World War II veteran. A resident of Columbia Township, Boiman coordinates the Anderson Township Community Outreach Network through the Sheriff’s Office. Among the programs he

has helped initiate locally are the Local Officers Observing Kids, in which officers make sure children are safe at area bus drop-off and pick-up points, and the Real Estate Watch. The Real Estate Watch is similar to a Block Watch and involves real estate agents reporting suspicious activity in the community. “Officers like Dave make Anderson safer,” said Bill Harris, historian and past commander of Legion Post

484. “We appreciate everything the Sheriff’s Department does.” Boiman credits residents with helping outreach efforts succeed. “I’ve met so many great people in the Anderson community who care very much for where they live and have helped make the area safe,” said Boiman. “It’s all about improving the quality of life. “You need people to help accomplish this.”


Cpl. Dave Boiman, left, a crime prevention officer with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, was recently selected as a Law Enforcement Officer of the Year by American Legion Post 484 in Mt. Washington. Standing with Boiman is Bill Harris, a historian and past commander of the Post.


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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. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

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Richard Paul Evans, 7 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, New York Times-bestselling author discusses and signs “Promise Me.” Free. 396-8960; Norwood.


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. Appropriate for ages 6 and up. $15, $12 seniors and students. Presented by Beechmont Players. 233-2468; Anderson Township. Great Expectations, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.


Holiday Open House, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Springwater Floral of Terrace Park, 702 Indian Hill Road, Includes refreshments. 271-0111; Terrace Park. S A T U R D A Y, N O V. 1 3


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


Cincinnati Tri-State Knitting Guild Monthly Meeting, 1-3 p.m., Oakley Branch Library, 4033 Gilmore Ave., Bringing knitting individuals together for social, educational and charitable activities. Membership required after two meetings as guest. Presented by Cincinnati Tri-State Knitting Guild. 598-6788; Oakley.


Holiday Bazaar, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Linwood Baptist Church, 4808 Eastern Ave., Crafts and white elephant items. Home-cooked lunch available. 871-8642. Linwood.

Cardio Dance Party, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Oakley Community Center, $40 for five-class punch card; $10. 533-9498. Oakley.


Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Zumba Fitness Class, 10-11 a.m., Anderson Dance Academy, 8263 Beechmont Ave., Fuses hypnotic musical rhythms and tantalizing moves to create dynamic workout system. Ages 14 and up. Child care available with advance notice. Karin Oakes, instructor. $50 for 10 classes; $7. 474-7800. Anderson Township.


Turkey Dinner, 4:30-7 p.m., Anderson Hills Christian Church, 8119 Clough Pike, Dinner with all the fixings. Carryout available. $9, $5 ages 10 and under. 474-2237; Anderson Township.


The Rainmaker, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., Anderson Center, $15, $12 seniors and students. 2332468; Anderson Township. Great Expectations, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

RELIGIOUS - COMMUNITY Alton Jenkins Lectures Series, 9 a.m.12:30 p.m., Mount Washington Presbyterian Church, 6474 Beechmont Ave., Dr. Walter Brueggemann, interpreter of the Old Testament, presents “Escaping the Food Fight” and “From Monopoly to Community.” $10. 231-2650; Mount Washington.


Grand Opening Celebration Gala: A Little Bit of Heaven, 7:30 p.m., Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati, 3905 Eastern Ave., Ball Room. Irish music, songs, dancers, stories and theater. Featuring Irish Tenor, Sean Kelly. Benefits Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati. 533-0100; Linwood.


Mary Ran Gallery is presenting an exhibition of Impressionist Paintings by Cincinnati artist Mimi Nieman through Nov. 21. Mary Ran Gallery is located at 3668 Erie Ave. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Shown is Nieman’s “Sharing Secrets.” Call 871-5604. S U N D A Y, N O V. 1 4


Triennial Summerfair Select Exhibit, Noon4 p.m., Funke Fired Arts, Free. 531-0050; Oakley. Daud Akhriev: New Works, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Miller Gallery, Free. 871-4420; Hyde Park.


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

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. 6888400. Anderson Township. LITERARY - SIGNINGS

Junior League of Cincinnati, Noon-3 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Discussion and signing of “Cincinnati Seasoned: Savoring the Queen City’s Spice of Life.” Free. 396-8960; Norwood.


Great Expectations, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.


Open House, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Purcell Marian High School, 2935 Hackberry St., South Entrance. Tour building, ask questions, view technology demonstrations and learn more about school. Free. 751-1230; East Walnut Hills.

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BUSINESS MEETINGS Lunch N’ Learn, Noon-1 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Free. Presented by Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce. 688-8400. Anderson Township.


Home Alone, 6:30-8 p.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Also Nov. 18. Two-day course instructs children how to handle real-life situations and everyday hazards. $35, $25 residents. Registration required. 388-4515. Anderson Township.


Phil Nuxhall, 7 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Historian for Heritage Foundation of Spring Grove discusses and signs “Beauty in the Grove: Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum.” 396-8960; Norwood.


BlissProject Program, 7 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, Author and designer Joel Kashuba presents a high energy event exploring how each of us can use creative processes to incite purpose within our careers. $25, $20 advance. Tickets available online.731-8000; Oakley.

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HISTORIC SITES Anderson Township History Room, 1-4 p.m., History Room at Anderson Center, 6888400. Anderson Township. LITERARY - SIGNINGS

Lisa Klein, 7 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Young adult author discusses and signs “Cate of the Lost Colony.” Free. 396-8960; Norwood.


Story Time with Miss Gail, 10:30-11 a.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Stories, finger plays and singalongs. Ages 2 and up. Free. 731-2665; Oakley.


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


Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary Winter Quarter Registration, 8:30 p.m.-5 p.m., Athenaeum of Ohio, Registration required; $30 late fee after Nov. 19. 231-2223; e-mail; Mount Washington.

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BUSINESS CLASSES Workforce Investment Act Discussion, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., Job Search Focus Group meeting to discuss WIA funding and how one can apply for $5,000 in training dollars. With Sam Zonker. Family friendly. Free. Presented by ProTrain True North. Through Dec. 20. 8251555. Hyde Park. CIVIC

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


Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township.


Make a Mess at the Manatee, 10-10:30 a.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Read picture book and create art project based on book. Ages 2-4. $5. Reservations required. 731-2665; Oakley. Crafty Afternoons, 3 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Ages 5 and up. Free. 396-8960; Norwood.


The famed Vienna Boys Choir comes to Music Hall at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12. Tickets are $25, $35 and $40. They will perform Austrian folk songs and waltzes, classical masterpieces, pop songs, holiday favorites and medieval chant. Call 513-6212787 or visit

Best of Joseph-Beth Booksellers Night, 6 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Includes glass of wine, appetizers and $10 Joseph-Beth gift card. Features presentation by master booksellers. $20. 396-8960; Norwood.


The Second City, the premier comedy company and school of improvisation, comes to Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park for “Second City Does Cincinnati: Pride and Porkopolis” through Dec. 23. The company presents an original show about all things Cincinnati, including flying pigs and Who Dey. Shows on Tuesdays through Fridays will include an improvisational segment based on audience suggestions. Tickets are $25-$67. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 7 p.m. Sundays. Call 513-421-3888 or visit


Eastern Hills Press

November 10, 2010


What love wants to do if we let it live with us

must or could be Once puberty arrives love sought, has taken off quietly starts to become an its clothes and enticing aspect of life. Early stretched itself out on on we collect posters of our our own bed and favorite celebrity, buy their announced that it is songs, and even discover a here to stay. girlfriend or boyfriend we “Suddenly … that blush to tell others about. which was unapWe feel exciting urges in our bodies, begin to date, Father Lou proachable becomes and eventually dream of the Guntzelman that which cannot be gotten rid of. What day we’ll marry. Love is Perspectives was most glamorous equated with sexuality and and exciting seems to seen as a Happy-Maker. Not until much, much later do insist, now, on being the most we find out what love really is. ordinary thing in the world.” Marriage presents us with a Some of us never find out. One of life’s best opportunities to teach us very important question. It’s a about real love is marriage. That’s question similar to the query because when we get married, about the dog chasing the car: What happens if he catches it? love itself comes to live with us. Now the question for us is: In “The Mystery of Marriage,” author Mike Mason says, “That What do we do with love – or perthing we have been chasing ever mit love to do to us – once we since we were old enough to think we have finally caught it? For those unacquainted with believe (however naively) that it

love’s ways, marriage can eventually come to be seen as a trap or an imprisonment. Certainly, in our youth, we always hoped love would come and live with us. But we imagined its chief task would be to make us happy and fulfill all our romantic fantasies ever after. Yet – sooner or later – the love that lives with us begins to seem erratic, unpredictable, less exciting or even disappointing. We begin to quietly wonder if this really is love who came to live with us, or is it an impostor. Many spouses are actually surprised to find out what love can be like underneath its charming exterior. Of course, love knows more about reality than we do. And the younger or less formed we are, the less we suspect love’s actual agenda. Even if it tried to tell us, it would sound too mysterious or

preposterous. Thankfully, Joseph Campbell put it into words for us: “I think one of the problems of marriage is that people don’t realize what it is. They think it’s a long love affair and it isn’t. “Marriage has nothing to do with being happy. It has to do with being transformed, and when the transformation is realized it is a magnificent experience. “But you have to submit. You have to yield. You have to give. You just can’t dictate.” Happiness is never a permanent state. Remember, happiness is commonly compared to a beautiful butterfly that can’t be caught, but occasionally alights on our shoulder. Happiness is elusive, our transformation increasingly becomes permanent. It is all about our enlargement and growth as a person. Yet, to be honest, enlarge-

ment generally comes only through suffering. But if we’re willing and working accomplices, transformation brings with it increased consciousness and wisdom. These invariably arise out of conflict and the tension of opposites. In marriage, love has quite a job. It has two sets of consciousness and unconsciousness with which to work, two egos and two hearts, and two lives to raise up to human heights and fulfilled potential. Maybe the dog doesn’t know what to do with the car it catches up to, but love knows what it wants to do with the two lives with whom it lives. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Be cautious when buying rehabbed homes With extremely low interest rates and a glut of homes on the market, this is a great time to buy. But, you need to beware of homes put on the market through foreclosure. Some have been rehabbed before being put back up for sale and, unless you’re careful, you could be buying a big headache. Erin Bohannon-Chenault learned rehabbed homes can come with lots of problems. She and her husband thought they were getting a good deal on a house in Fairfield. “All we know is it was a rehab and they had fixed it up. From what we knew everything was new. They said they had put in new appliances, new water heater – that’s what they had told us,” she said. At first glance everything looked great, but then they hired a home inspector. “There was a big prob-

lem with the wiring and the electricity. It was going to be dangerous if they fix Howard Ain didn’t it,” she Hey Howard! said. Another problem was the gas line in the fireplace. “They were supposed to yank it out or at least shut it off. We found out they didn’t do that because we had a gas leak,” she said. As a result, several family members were sick for days. Another gas leak was also discovered at the newly installed water tank. Despite having a home inspection, BohannonChenault discovered she couldn’t use their new washing machine because the plumbing in the house was bad.

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“One of the drains is actually broken even though the property disclosure form says everything is fine,” she said. Bohannon-Chenault said she’s learned she cannot rely on the homeowner disclosure form. The form also said there was no water leakage in the basement but a close inspection revealed not only had a leak been repaired but there were other leaks that had not been fixed. “Here I thought this was our dream house. We’re a young couple and it’s just been a nightmare since we moved in,” BohannonChenault says. She’s now looking for an attorney to see if she can get out of the purchase because she says there are so many undisclosed problems. Repairs to the house will run into the tens of thousands of dollars. As I see it, part of the


problem was all the people she hired to protect her had an interest in her buying the house. The home inspector had been recommended by her real estate agent. That’s a conflict of interest because the inspector may believe he or she has to give the home good reviews in order to keep getting recommended by the real estate agent. If you see water leaking


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through the basement walls you need to hire a professional engineer to check the foundation. Don’t be satisfied with letting the seller bring in someone to just do a patch. Finally, have your own lawyer represent you every step of the way when you’re considering buying a house. There are so many pitfalls, especially for a firsttime homebuyer, you need

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November 10, 2010

Ahoy, sea foam candy recipes are on the horizon and when I put the baking soda in the cooked mixture, it foamed up and I was in awe of the way it looked. That little candy making experiment gave me a lifelong curiosity of food

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2 egg whites, room temperature (large eggs) 2 cups light brown sugar, packed 1 ⁄2 cup granulated sugar 1 ⁄3 cup white corn syrup 1 ⁄2 cup water 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 ⁄2 cup broken walnut or pecan kernels

Put egg whites into a large mixing bowl. Put all other ingredients (except vanilla and nuts) into a 3-quart saucepan, stir thoroughly and place on medium heat. Boil to hardball stage (256 degrees) do not stir, but with a pastry brush dipped into cold water frequently wipe sugar crystals down sides of saucepan. Just wipe the sides of the pan, do not add more water to syrup. Remove from heat to cool, while beating egg whites until stiff, then slowly add syrup, beating in thoroughly. Continue beating at slower rhythm, until past sticky stage and candy begins to get creamy and hold shape. At this point, add nuts and vanilla, stirring to blend. Quickly drop in mounds on waxed paper using teaspoon. Ellen’s tip: Do not undercook syrup. Also, be sure candy reaches creamy stage. (The candy will lose its shiny texture). One must work quickly when spooning the candy into mounds.

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Diane Jeynes sent this recipe in from her late cousin, Dorothy. “It’s a favorite from

Dorothy, who worked for the Kroger Food Foundation a number of years ago,” Diane said.

Yield: 3 dozen pieces

1 cup dark brown sugar 1 cup granulated sugar 3 ⁄4 cup water 3 tablespoons corn syrup 2 egg whites, stiffly beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans are excellent) Put sugars and water into saucepan, stir until well dissolved, add syrup and cook to 252 degrees, or hardball stage. Put slowly over beaten whites. Beat until mixture is light and fluffy and piles up without spreading. Add vanilla and nuts. Drop by spoonful on waxed paper.

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Hardball stage is between 250 degrees to 265/266 degrees. Mixture will form a hard ball when dropped into cold water. If you take it the ball out, it won’t flatten. It will still be hard, but can be squashed a bit.

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Grand opening for Irish Heritage Center Nov. 13 Gannett News Service A year ago, Kent Covey and his wife, Maureen Kennedy, faced the daunting task of transforming a former school building that had been vacant for almost five years into an Irish cultural center. The Hyde Park couple had just closed the deal on their purchase of the old McKinley School on Eastern Avenue in Columbia Tusculum for $180,000. The brick building, whose back section was built in the 1870s by Civil War veterans and whose front section was built in 1917, is an extremely solid structure, with strong wood floors and thick walls. But it needed an enormous amount of cleaning, painting, repair, decorating and updating before it could be opened to host public events. “I had no idea the project was going to be so all-consuming,” Covey said. With the help of volunteers, the Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati was ready for its inaugural event – the play “Moll” by John B. Keane – at the end of February. All six performances sold out. Since the play opened, more than 2,000 people have come to the center for a wide variety of Irish-related cultural events and classes – on such topics as the Irish language – while volunteers continued to work on various parts of the building. On the evening of Nov. 13, 11 days before the first anniversary of the building’s sale, the center will host its grand opening celebration, called “A Little Bit of Heaven.”

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• What: “A Little Bit of Heaven,” grand opening celebration. • Where: Irish Heritage Center, 3905 Eastern Ave., in Columbia Tusculum • When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13 • Tickets are $50, prepaid, by check to Irish Heritage Center, P.O. Box 26114, Cincinnati, OH 45226. Visa or Master Card also accepted. • Call 533-0100 or visit for details. For the past year, Covey, who owns a plastic-products manufacturing business in Hamilton, has spent about 30 hours a week working at the Irish Heritage Center. Kennedy estimated she spends about 50 hours a week there. They’re pleased with the results of the work they and their many volunteers have put into the center. “It’s like a diamond in the rough,” Covey said. “It looks brighter with each polishing. It’s starting to glitter.” Covey and Kennedy have spent about $40,000 on the building since buying it. They’ve completed work on the building’s auditorium, front office, entry hallway and social room, which has been made to look like an Irish pub. They’re assembling a library from donated books and are preparing a music room and a dance studio. Some former classrooms on the upper floors will become art studios available for rent. Rental space will provide the center with revenue to


Maureen A. Kennedy, founding member of the Irish Heritage Center at 3905 Eastern Ave., in the social room of the center, where they have concerts, storytelling, singalongs, and Irish karaoke. The center also has a theater/ballroom, classes, a tea room, dance room, music room, library, as well as art by local artists of Irish heritage. pay for the building’s high operating costs, Kennedy said. Next year, they want to provide more programs for

children and teens. Sean Flanagan, an Irish native who lives in Hyde Park, has donated some of his artwork to the center

and is painting the exterior wall of the social room to look like the outside of an Irish pub. “I’ve always felt proud to

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November 10, 2010

DEATHS Mary L. Peters

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

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

UNITED METHODIST 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


Sunday Worship: 9 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9 a.m. Active Youth • Outreach • Fellowship Music Ministries • Bible Studies

Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care Ages 3 through 12

681 Mt. Moriah Drive • 513.752.1333

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


First Church of Christ, Scientist 3035 Erie Ave 871-0245 Sunday Service and Sunday School 10:30am Wednesday Testimonial Meeting 7:30pm Reading Room 3035 Erie Ave


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

The Greater Cincinnati

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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

One Fine holiday

Congregation B’nai tikvah celebrated Sukkot, a harvest festival, during a September evening’s Havadalah at David and Molly Fine’s home in Mariemont. Sukkot is the fifth day after Yom Kippur, and is quite the opposite of Yom Kippur, one of the most solemn Jewish holidays in the year.



9:15 AM Contemporary Worship 10:45 AM Traditional Worship Children & Adult Sunday School All Are Welcome Nursery Care Available Handicapped Accessible

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Sunday Service 10:30am

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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

LUTHERAN ASCENSION LUTHERAN CHURCH 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:


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


Dr. R. Edgar Bonniwell, Sr. Minister

(across from Kenwood Towne Centre)


Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith

7701 Kenwood Rd.


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

UNITED METHODIST 7515 Forest Beechmont Ave 231-4172

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Christ Church Cathedral

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. The church is offering a free spaghetti dinner for those who are having financial difficulties. 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. 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. 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.

Cincinnati, OH 45243

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 Kirk Page, Youth Director

Jeff Hill • Minister

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

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

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;

Ascension Lutheran Church

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

Athenaeum of Ohio

Registration is being accepted for the winter quarter (Nov. 29-Feb. 19) at the Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary. Registration received after Nov. 19 must be accompanied by a late fee of $30. Among courses open to the public are “New Testament Scriptures,” “Christology,” “Catholic Social Doctrine,” “Johannine Literature,” “History of Israel,” “Church History: Key Issues and Eras,” “American Catholic Experience,” “Sacraments in the Movies,” “Introduction to Old

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 are welcome. 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

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. Cookies and Santa, an event for children of all ages, is from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 4. All are welcome for games, crafts, clowns and tons of fun. The event is free. An Advent study begins in the 9:40 a.m. Seeker Sunday School Class on Sunday, Dec. 6. “Setting the Christmas Stage: Readings for the Advent Season,” by John Indermark will be the discussion starter. 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. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati; 791-3142;

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Testament Theology and Themes,” “Patristics II,” “Spiritual Direction” and “Angels and Demons in the Thomistic Tradition.” The seminary is located at 6616 Beechmont Ave., Mount Washington; 231-2223;

SEM HAVEN REHAB Worship Service 10:30am Sunday School 9:15 am 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

The church is located at 8136 Wooster Pike.

Proudly Honoring Our Veterans

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Community Church

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.


Celebrating Sukkot at the Mariemont home of Molly and David Fine are, from left, James Ridgeway, Susan Miller, Dr. Robert Larson, Joanne Glaser, Rabbi Donna Adler and Rabbi Bruce Adler.


SonRise Community Church Sun. Worship 10am Wed. Worship & Bible Study Service 7pm Sunday School - All Ages 9-10:00am New National Seminary Emerging

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

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


Hyde Park Baptist Church

Peggy Mae Pettit, 81, of Terrace Park died Oct. 28. Survived by children Warren G. (Sarena) Pettit and Kimberly S. (David Boersig) Pettit; and sister, Eleanor Brooks. Preceded in death by husband, William R. Pettit. A memorial service will be announced in the near future. Memorials to: St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 100 Miami Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45174; or the American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.


Congregation B’nai Tikvah celebrates Sukkot under a sukkah at the home of David and Molly Fine. From left are Joel Foreman, Ryan Fine, Kelly Fine, Molly Fine (in teal shirt), Joanne Glaser, David Fine, Mordechai Higgins and Rabbi Bruce Adler.

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Mary L. Peters, 90, formerly of Linwood died Oct. 30. Survived by son, Stephen (Linda); daughter, Diane (Doug) Evans; one brother; two sisters; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by son, Donald (Jayne) Peters; and parents Oliver Perry Conner and Mildred Elizabeth Wood. Services were Nov. 5, at Linwood Baptist Church. Memorials to: Linwood Baptist Church, 4808 Eastern Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45208.

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Easter Seals Work Resource Center recently elected Euan White to its board of trustees. As the senior vice president of the Kroger client team at dunnhumb y U S A , White has nearly 15 years of White experience in creating insights into shopping behavior and leveraging those insights to develop actionable marketing and business strategies. He lives in Mount Lookout with his wife and three children.


Art Show in Mariemont

The Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center is hosting a “Fiber Arts in the 21st Century” exhibit open now until Sunday, Nov. 14. The exhibit features artists from the Greater Cincinnati area and Northern Kentucky, with colorful weavings, quilts, felting, knitwear, batik and silkscreen. Examples of handmade paper collage including assemblage and sculpture will be featured. The show is open weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and weekends from 1-4 p.m. at the center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., in Mariemont. Call 2723700 for details.

Drug drop-off

There will be a regional prescription drug drop-off 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13. Multiple locations will be accepting pharmaceutical medicine for safe disposal, including: • Terrace Park Police Department, 428 Elm Ave. • Mariemont Police and Fire Department, 6907 Wooster Pike • Fairfax Police Department, 5903 Hawthorne Ave. Call Annette Meagher, 772-7645, for details.

Association meets Nov. 18

Stan Hedeen will be the guest speaker at the Mariemont Civic Association meeting 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, at the Mariemont Community Church Parish Center, 3908 Plainville Road. Hedeen has served as the charter chairman and member of the Little Miami Scenic River Advisory Council for more than 40 years. He will speak about the Little Miami River’s ecosystem and its importance to the area. Visit for details.

Women’s Book launch

The Women’s Book, a print and online directory of

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Game day at library

The Hyde Park, Oakley and Mariemont branch libraries are participating in National Gaming Day at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13. At Hyde Park, participants ages 10-18 can create their own creatures from clay and then destroy them through

trial by combat. Registration is recommended. At Oakley, there will be Wii games and board games for all ages to play. At Mariemont, Jeff Hinebaugh, author of the book “A Board Game Education” and Mariemont resident, will discuss the history and educational benefits of many types of board games. There will also be various board games available for all to play. The event is for all ages.



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Hospital acquires practice

The Christ Hospital recently acquired the orthopaedic physician practice of Daniel Funk, M.D. As part of this affiliation, the Christ Hospital employs Dr. Funk and the employees of this practice, which will assume the new practice name, The Christ Hospital Orthopaedic Associates. Funk will maintain his current office location inside Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, in Fairfax. “We are proud to affiliate with Dr. Daniel Funk, a respected, talented and experienced orthopaedic surgeon, to provide our community with high quality, comprehensive orthopaedic services,” said Susan Croushore, President and CEO, The Christ Hospital. “Combining our resources will allow us to provide patients with a seamless, enhanced level of care for our patients requiring orthopaedic services. This affiliation also supports the continued development and expansion of The Christ Hospital medical staff.” Funk is a Board-Certified Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine specialist with more than 20 years of experience. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery, ACL repairs, rotator-cuff repairs, total knee replacements, torn ligaments and tendons, fractures, elbow and wrist injuries, and foot and ankle injuries. “It is an honor for me to more closely integrate my practice with the region’s finest hospital,” said Funk. “I

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BRIEFLY local resources for women, will have a Cincinnati launch event, 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 10, at the Redmoor, 3187 Linwood Ave. in Mount Lookout square. Tickets are $35 and are available at Each attendee receives the 2010-2011 premiere edition. More than 30 area women and girls who have excelled professionally or in school and who are making significant contributions to the community are profiled in the Cincinnati-area edition. Each year, the Women’s Book aims to publish its coffee-table-book-style directory that features nonprofits and groups that primarily serve women and girls. Additionally, the Women’s Book will keep readers connected, informed and inspired through events, a weekly e-newsletter and an online directory located at

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Father Robert Obermeyer blesses Albert, a greyhound owned by Caroline Keating of Hyde Park, at the Blessing of the Pets at Our Lord Christ the King Church. He is assisted by altar servers Noah Gardner (left) and Evan Gardner of St. Bernard. In celebration of the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, Obermeyer, Pastor, Our Lord Christ the King Church, assisted by Don Gloeckler, Deacon, blessed a variety of pets on Oct. 2. St. Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of animals and zoos. It is a common Catholic tradition to honor him with a Blessing of the Animals service. During the blessing Father Obermeyer and Deacon Gloeckler sprinkled holy water over the animals, which included hamsters, turtles, cats, and many different breeds of dogs. Owners were given a medal of St. Francis along with a prayer for pets.

The Hyde Park Center for Older Adults will have a Veterans Day luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11. Lunches will be provided free to veterans. Lunch cost for non-veterans is $5. Reservations are encouraged. The center will also present a discussion on the Honor Flight for Tristate veterans. The guest speakers will be attendees Ed Seurkamp and Earl Slanker. The program will be 1 p.m. Veterans Day. The center is located at 2800 Erie Ave. Call 321-6816.



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November 10, 2010

Cleaners collecting local favorites for deployed troops Appearance Plus Cleaners will be partnering with the Yellow Ribbon Support Center through November to collect hometown products for the troops as part of its Deployed for the Holidays drive. The Yellow Ribbon Support Center is dedicated to supporting American troops as they continue to fight the war on terrorism. This year’s donation will be shipped to a battalion that has close ties to the Anderson area. The collection points will be at Appearance Plus stores in Anderson, 6812 Clough Pike; and Hyde Park, 3505 Erie Avenue. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13, Appearance Plus will have a

Deployed for the Holidays collection day event at the Riverside Centre Antique Mall, 3742 Kellogg Avenue (formally Ferguson’s Antique Mall). The purpose of this drive is to collect local items for soldiers serving overseas, so that they can get a little taste of home during the holiday season. Some of the things on their wish list are: Baby wipes, travel size toiletries, chapstick, white socks, Batteries (AA and AAA), beef jerky, sunflower seeds, hard candy, magazines, DVDs; Holiday or other types of home-type products such as Skyline/Goldstar chili, LaRosa’s sauce; Montgomery Inn BBQ


Appearance Plus Cleaners is partnering with the Yellow Ribbon Support Center to collect items for the troops as part of its Deployed for the Holidays drive. From left are Randy Mearkle; June Harrison; Courtney Hines; Debbie Heitzman; Keith Maupin; Joe Byrnes. All except Maupin are current or former employees for the cleaners. sauce, Frisch’s tartar sauce; Greater’s Candy; Bengals, Reds, UC, XU merchandise.

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and other giveaways. There will also be military personal and vehicles present along with mem-

bers from the Yellow Ribbon Support Center that will be accepting monetary donation for postage.

Rainbow trout stocking at lake Isabella Lake Isabella will be stocked with rainbow trout this fall. Stocking began with 250 pounds of trout Oct. 29, 500 pounds on Nov. 5 and continues with 250 pounds on Nov. 12. The seasonal stocking of rainbow trout provides anglers with good fishing opportunities through the season.

Rainbow trout is stocked because it is a hard-fighting game fish that provides a tasty reward. The Lake Isabella Boathouse will be open through Nov. 14, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays, and from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. A daily ticket is required to fish at Lake Isabella. The

cost is $9.75 for ages 13 through 59. Kids and seniors fish free everyday. A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($10 annual; $2 daily) is required to enter the parks. For additional information, visit or call the Lake Isabella Boathouse at 791-1663.



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CINCINNATI DISTRICT 2 Arrests/citations

Incidents/investigations Assault

5800 Montgomery Road, Oct. 17. 6101 Conover St., Oct. 17.

Breaking and entering

3399 Observatory Ave., Oct. 17. 4003 Eastern Ave., Oct. 17. 4932 Marburg Ave., No. D206, Oct. 15. 6010 Sierra St., Oct. 18.


2560 Madison Road, Oct. 19. 2808 Colonial Ridge Ct, Oct. 17. 2816 Victoria Ave., Oct. 16. 3441 Woodford Road, Oct. 16. 4855 Babson Place, No. 4301, Oct. 18. 5843 Islington Ave., Oct. 17.

Domestic violence

Hoge St., Oct. 18. Plainville Road, Oct. 16.

Felonious assault

2843 Cypress Way, Oct. 18.


5612 Orlando Place, Oct. 15.


5801 Madison Road, Oct. 19.


1267 Michigan Ave., Oct. 17. 195 Green Hills Road, Oct. 17. 263 Tennyson St., Oct. 17. 2903 Linwood Ave., Oct. 18. 2903 Linwood Ave., Oct. 18. 309 Stites Ave., Oct. 20. 3190 Woodford Road, Oct. 15. 3350 Erie Ave., Oct. 17. 3441 Woodford Road, Oct. 16. 3760 Paxton Ave., Oct. 16. 4210 Romaine Drive, Oct. 15. 4700 Ridge Ave., Oct. 16. 4803 Whetsel Ave., Oct. 18. 4837 Winona Terrace, Oct. 20. 6130 Madison Road, Oct. 17.

COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Paris Jones, 25, 5652 View Point, theft at 3240 Highland Ave., Oct. 14. Dorian Daniels, 26, no address given, receiving stolen property at 5301 Ridge Road, Oct. 6. Tanisha Underwood, 34, 1638 Shenandoah Ave., obstructing official business at 5400 Kennedy Ave., Oct. 12. Teresa Mills, 21, 1807 Highland Ave.,

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. disorderly conduct at 5301 Kennedy Ave., Oct. 19. Sonny Ross, 42, 217 West 12 Street, theft, aggravated menacing, drug paraphernalia at 4814 Ravenna Ave., Oct. 17.

Incidents/investigations Burglary

Attempt made at 5653 View Point, Oct. 11. Attempt made at 6238 Cheviot Road, Oct. 11.

Identity theft

Reported at 8310 Wooster Pike, Oct. 14.


Radio of unknown value removed from vehicle at 3251 Highland Ave., Oct. 19.

Theft, aggravated menacing, drug paraphernalia

COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP 5670 Windridge View : Rieger Richard H. & Lydia S. to Sicking Elaine F. Tr; $220,000.


3182 Golden Ave.: Chadwick Jocelyn S. & Christopher J. to Orlet Anne & Konrad S.; $337,500. 3828 Eastern Ave.: Ostmann Christine A. to Ackermann Matthew J. & Lisa A.; $151,750.


1737 Mcmillan Ave.: Bocklet Albert A. to Berman Cindy; $1,067,500.


2809 Linwood Ave.: Foster Paulette to Florez-Arango Felipe & Rachel R. Lindahl; $159,900. 3728 Ashworth Drive: Yeh Chihfu Spencer to Mowry Jalie; $151,000.


6001 Bramble Ave.: Valley Central Savings Bank to Custom Corporate Logistic LLC; $10,000.


3809 Petoskey Ave.: Phillips Land Project LLC to Trester Jeff H. &

‘Best Lawyers’

Several Graydon Head attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2011 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America.” They are: Mount Lookout: William J. Baechtold (trusts and estates), J. Michael Debbeler (banking law, bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights law), Monica Donath Kohnen (banking, corporate and real estate law) and John B. Pinney (alternative dispute resolution, commercial litigation, international). Hyde Park: Henry G.

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Donald Taylor, 51, 233 N. Wood St., felonious assault, Oct. 15. Gregory Organ, 43, 4436 E. Miami Ave., open container, Oct. 12. Jesse L. Sunday III, 27, 3829 Belmont, disorderly conduct, Oct. 13.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damage

Sign damaged at 3865 Beech St., Oct. 16.


Bike taken; $200 at 3904 Pocahontas, Oct. 17.

1190 Herschel Ave.: Lavery Adrian P. & Sarah G. to Wendel Allison; $267,000. 3284 Linwood Ave.: Banker Timothy O. to Bohart Carl P.; $142,550.


2753 Markbreit Ave.: Ahrens Daniel M. & Daniel M. Costello to Hall Barbara M.; $170,250.

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2 Melissa Court: Schraff Scott A. & Barclay G. to Pember Aaron C. & Tammy L.; $284,000.


2120 Gilbert Place: Cole Ryan A. to Juron John Vincent; $146,200. 2530 May St. : Elliott Park Ltd. to Basinger S.; $9,000.

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Richards Industries recently received a 2010 Governor’s Excellence in Exporting award for showing “superior performance in exporting or heightened awareness of exporting as vital component of Ohio’s economy.” The company is at 3170 Wasson Road in Oakley.

Appearance Plus Cleaners has been named a finalist for the 2010 Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award. According to the BBB, the award is given in recognition to businesses that demonstrate the highest level of ethics and integrity in the marketplace. Appearance Plus and other recipients and honorees will be recognized Oct. 20 at the 2010 Torch Award dinner at the Duke Energy Center. Appearance Plus has a location in Hyde Park at 3505 Erie Ave.

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Incidents/investigations Theft




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Clothing taken from Walmart; $50 at Red Bank Road, Oct. 10. Merchandise taken from Walmart; $140 at Mitchell Ave., Oct. 12.

Molly F.; $92,000. 6954 Murray Ave.: Farrenkopf Charles James to Farrenkopf John R. & Linda; $145,000.




Bryan Stevens, 33, 3648 Eastern Ave., failure to reinstate, Oct. 16. James White, 50, 6107 Chandler St., failure to reinstate, Oct. 17. Jesse Sunday, 27, 3829 Belmont, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, Oct. 18. Todd P. Pelgen, 35, 3973 Marburg, theft, Oct. 14. Jonathan Phillips, 24, 6643 Montgomery Road, driving under suspension, Oct. 18. Thomas Davis, 28, 1204 Arrowhead Trail, theft, criminal mischief, Oct. 19. Charity L. Sumner, 22, 9024 Symmes Knoll Court, theft, driving under suspension, criminal tools, drug instrument, Oct. 19. Robert Drollinger, 25, 2893 Harrison Ave., no drivers license, drug paraphernalia, possession of meth, Oct. 19. Anthony Joiner, 22, 4385 Eastern Ave., drug abuse, Oct. 20. Robert Perry, 23, 4625 Chippewa, driving under suspension, Oct. 22. Sheree J. Perry, 21, 4625 Chippewa, wrongful entrustment, Oct. 22. Rita B. Combs, 40, 4696 Orchard Lane, no drivers license, Oct. 23.



Reported at 4109 Plainville Road, Oct. 17.


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Christopher R. Helms, born 1968, domestic violence, Oct. 18. Eddie L. Ross, born 1963, disorderly conduct, 3295 Erie Ave., Oct. 24. Angela Hughley, born 1967, disorderly conduct, 3295 Erie Ave., Oct. 24. Jamal Rashid, born 1984, domestic violence, Oct. 23. Amond Rainey, born 1986, theft under $300, assault knowingly harm victim, 4928 Strathmore Drive, Oct. 21. Cleo Beckham, born 1962, criminal trespass, 5818 Madison Road, Oct. 18. Clifford Johnson, born 1961, possession drug paraphernalia, 4301 Whetsel Ave., Oct. 19. Emanuel D. Thomas, born 1991, menacing, criminal damage or endanger, 5345 Charloe St., Oct. 21. Dorien Daniels, born 1984, carrying concealed weapon knife, possession of drugs, 5628 Bramble Ave., Oct. 21. Molly Walters, born 1986, domestic violence, Oct. 22. Adam Carlisle Edwards, born 1977, theft under $300, 4825 Marburg Ave., Oct. 24. Brandon Grissom, born 1976, criminal trespass, 3760 Paxton Ave., Oct. 19. Claudette A. Carter, born 1954, improper solicitation, 2945 Wasson Road, Oct. 13. Jeffrey M. Rentschler, born 1961, theft under $300, theft $300 to $5000, criminal trespass, 4825 Marburg Ave., Oct. 23. Kenny Swain, born 1968, criminal damage or endanger, disorderly conduct, 3027 Minot Ave., Oct. 24. Michael Vicario, born 1963, theft under $300, criminal trespass, 4825 Marburg Ave., Oct. 23. Robert Thomas, born 1966, disorderly conduct, 3026 Robertson Ave., Oct. 20. Tony M. Buckley, born 1968, criminal trespass, theft under $300, 4825 Marburg Ave., Oct. 23. Elijah White, born 1990, theft under $300, possess criminal tools, 4825 Marburg Ave., Oct. 24. Helen C. Mount, born 1973, drug abuse 4825 Marburg Ave., Oct. 21. Brian G. Moore, born 1987, larceny theft, 3760 Paxton Ave., Oct. 16. Catherine M. Hall, born 1958, theft under $300, 3872 Paxton Ave., Oct. 18. Mark Douglas Estese, born 1963, theft under $300, 2719 Madison Road, Oct. 23. Tylan Leisure, born 1990, theft under $300, possess criminal tools, 3900 Marburg Ave., Oct. 24.

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Terrace Park police made no arrests and issued no citations.

Incidents/investigations Vandalism

Graffiti painted on walls, etc. at Terrace Park Elementary, Oct. 17.


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November 10, 2010


REUNIONS 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. St. Leo Grade School class of 1956 from North Fairmont is hoping to find graduates for a class reunion. If you graduated or know someone who did, call Bill Keenan at 922-3599; Ken Horn at 385-1284; Ed Hubert at 574-4249; or Kathy Herbert (Thurling) at 574-1285. 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 vbrown007@ if you have any information. 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 more information. Amelia High School Class of 1975 – will celebrate its 35th reunion Friday, Nov. 26, at Anderson Bar & Grill at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $15 a person. It includes appetizer buffet, coffee, tea, and soft drinks and band cover charge. Band will begin at 9:30 p.m. Sign up for reunions on : (sign up under free service) Amelia High School, Batavia, Ohio. Do you keep in contact with any classmates? We may not have their address. Let them know about the reunion, have them call Jodie at 753-4332 or Rhonda at 753-7206 for information. We hope you can join us: Jodie (Wilger)Asycue, Kathy (Proud) Kent, Elaine (Tyson)Phillips, Peggy (Wilmers) Siegel, Patty (Sunderhaus) Accordino, Brenda (Maddux) Tyminski and Rhonda (DeMint) Brentlinger. 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.


St. Paul Village held a groundbreaking ceremony Oct. 29 to recognize its $13 million renovation plan. Those who participated in the ceremony are, from left: Dave Opalek, Jay Kittenbrink, Hal Keller, Kathy Ison, Bonnie Spurling, Milton Dohoney, Mayor Mark Mallory, Steve Smith, Roxanne Qualls, Michael Cervay, Al Pleasant, Doug Garver, Mel Levingston and Trish Martindell.

St. Paul celebrates anniversary with renovation owners of St. Paul Village, in a joint partnership with The Model Group of Cincinnati, have been planning this first phase of renovation since 2008. The multimillion dollar renovation will upgrade all apartments with enhancements such as ceramic tile in kitchens and baths; accessible bathrooms; Energy Star appliances; geothermal heating and air conditioning; new kitchen cabinets and counters; dishwashers; high-speed Internet;

St. Paul Village, a housing community for low-income seniors in Madisonville, is celebrating its 35th anniversary with a $13 million renovation. A ground-breaking ceremony was recently conducted at the property with Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory, Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls and City Manager Milton Dohoney in attendance. Episcopal Retirement Homes and the Lutheran Benevolent Society, co-

new carpeting; and energy-efficient windows. The funding for the project will come from the Low-Income Housing Tax Credits provided by Ohio Housing Finance Agency and HOME funds from the city of Cincinnati, along with other state and federal sources. An additional $10 million for the second phase of renovation has been requested of the Ohio Housing Finance Agency.

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The European-American Chamber of Commerce (EACC) has hired Natalie Bieser as a project manager. She will be responsible for the planning and execution of business conferences, member events and managing EACC external communication efforts. Bieser Previously a communications assistant for the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestras, Bieser managed media and public relations and event logistics and other key organizational tasks. She also previously worked for Cincy Chic, an online publication. Bieser is a graduate of Miami University, where she earned a bachelor of science in sociology. She lives in Hyde Park.


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