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Power goes out

Those attending Columbia Township Board of Trustee meetings in the coming year will notice a new face among the board. While Trustee Susan Hughes won her re-election bid, incumbent Marty Power will be replaced as trustee with David Kubicki, the top votegetter on Election Day. SEE STORY, A2

Letters to Santa

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 on Wednesday, Nov. 26. Please send your brief letter to Santa to Melissa Hayden, Santa’s Helper, 394 Wards Corner Road, Loveland, OH 45140 or via e-mail to Be sure to include your child’s name, age, the community you live in and the Community Press paper you read, as well as a telephone number we can use to contact you if we require additional information. You may also include a non-returnable photograph (or JPG image) that may appear with your letter. Letters and photos are due no later than Friday, Nov. 13.

Ashes to ashes

Removal of ash trees in Hyde Park will likely begin this fall or winter. The trees will be removed because of emerald ash borer infestations in the Tristate. Marianne Prue, an urban forestry specialist with Cincinnati Parks, said during the spring an ash tree on Kendall Avenue was identified as having an infestation of the emerald ash borer. SEE STORY, A2

Voters say NO!

Nearly 70 percent of Mariemont voters rejected the village’s proposed 4.75-mill operating levy last week. If approved the levy would have generated $614,000 annually and helped maintain basic services. The village is facing a $480,000 budget deficit in 2010 and the new property tax levy was placed on the ballot – the first in 13 years – to eliminate the projected deficit. SEE STORY, A4

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Mariemont OKs new zone Proponent: Approval means ‘smart growth’ in village By Lisa Wakeland

A new zoning district in Mariemont that became a contentious issue in the village was overwhelmingly approved by voters Nov. 3. Mark Bruggeman, a member of the political action committee that supported the Residence D zoning district, said he is happy vot“I think it ers approved the measure. would be “It’s zoning good for the tool that’s going to allow area to have some smart some new growth in the village,” he development said. as long as it The current council unaniwent with the m o u s l y current approved the new Residence style.” D zoning in July after more Carrie Reid than a year of Mariemont discussion and resident input. S o m e Mariemont residents opposed to the zoning district filed a referendum petition with the Hamilton County Board of Elections to place the issue on the ballot. Setbacks, building height, density and parking requirements were among the concerns of citizens. According to the unofficial results from the Hamilton County Board of Elections, close to 75 percent of voters approved the new zoning district. “I voted in favor (of it) to bring additional revenue into the village,” resident Bill DeCamp said. Carrie Reid also supported it. “I think it would be good for the area to have some new development as long as it went with the

Mariemont resident Vanessa Nichols casts her ballot at the Mariemont Community Church during Election Day. current style,” she said. Judy Foreman, though, voted against the zoning district. “I think this would allow buildings that are too big and tie us in to a specific developer,” she said. Councilman-elect Cortney Scheeser, the only candidate

who did not support Residence D, said he is not surprised citizens voted in favor of the new district and faces a balancing act as the process moves forward. “I will absolutely hear the will of the citiziens on this (issue),” he


said. “I am going to push for solutions that meet the needs of developers and, at the same time, are sensitive to the community.” Forrest Sellers contributed to this report.

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What was a vacant lot is now a landscaped reading area. As part of a community partnership with Madisonville, the Coca Cola Bottling Co. landscaped a lot at Whetsel and Prentice avenues and added benches to the site. It was previously a neglected greenspace area, said Kathy Garrison, executive director of Madisonville Weed and Seed Sustained. “(These enhancements) certainly brightened up that corner,” said Garrison. “Anything that cleans up an area makes a difference.” Bob Mendlein, president of the Madisonville Community Council, said Coca Cola wanted to do something that would have an impact.

“We felt like putting a garden and some seeding on that corner would be a positive improvement,” said Mendlein. “People driving by have said how much they like it.” Mendlein said people using the library across the street will frequently read a book at the newly landscaped spot. “It looks a lot better than it did,” said Carol Amato, who is a resident at the nearby St. Paul Lutheran Village. “On my way to the library I sit out here.” Mendlein said the landscaping is part of a continuing effort to beautify the community. “We are trying to get our developing blocks to look decent while we are looking for developers,” he said.

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“I’m so proud of being elected a fourth time without accepting any money from anyone,” she

said. However, Hughes said that great feeling won’t last too long as the township has several issues to deal with in the coming year. She said Columbia Township must deal with the vacant Kmart property, the newly vacant Wal-Mart property and road repairs without the help of a recently failed road levy. Power was unable to be reached for comment.

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What is it?

The emerald ash borer is an exotic beetle that was first discovered in the United States in southeastern Michigan in 2002. Although adult beetles will nibble on foliage, it is the larvae which are the biggest threat. The larvae feed on the inner bark of the trees, disrupting the flow of water and nutrients to the tree. The emerald ash borer was found in Ohio in 2003. Source: which an estimated 360 are ash trees. “We have to be proactive,” he said about the removal of the ash trees in the city’s rights of way. Uebelacker said a sys-

Board of Elections. The Terrace Park Councilmen are Mark Porst, Jim Muennich, Tom Tepe Jr. and Stefan Olson. Porst received 603 votes, Muennich received 578 votes, Tepe Jr. received 563


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Removal of ash trees in Hyde Park will likely begin this fall or winter. The trees will be removed because of emerald ash borer infestations in the Tristate. Marianne Prue, an urban forestry specialist with Cincinnati Parks, said during the spring an ash tree on Kendall Avenue was identified as having an infestation of the emerald ash borer. Streets specifically identified by Prue that would likely have ash tree removal include Stettinius, Burch, Mooney, Victoria, Portsmouth, Saybrook, Pembroke and Kendall avenues. “We are not going to be clear cutting every ash on those streets,” said Prue. “It will be a systematic reduction and removal of these trees.” Hyde Park Neighborhood Councilman Carl Uebelacker said Hyde Park has more than 2,700 “street” trees of

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votes and write-in candidate Stefan Olson received 201 votes. Current Councilman Terry Howe did not run for re-election. All candidates except for Tepe Jr. are incumbents. Mariemont City School District residents elected three people to the Board of Education. Incumbent Peggy Braun received 1,906 votes, Bill Flynn received 1,709 votes and Ken White received 1,708 votes. Board member Kevin Grimmer is stepping down from his seat at the end of this year and will be replaced by Flynn. Braun and White are incumbents. Anthony Borgerding was the only candidate for Mariemont treasurer and received 948 votes.

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Nearly 70 percent of Mariemont voters rejected the village’s proposed 4.75mill operating levy last week. If approved the levy would have generated $614,000 annually and helped maintain basic services. The village is facing a $480,000 budget deficit in 2010 and the new property tax levy was placed on the ballot – the first in 13 years – to eliminate the projected deficit. “The Finance Committee has consistently said that we must take action to stop the deficit,” Village Clerk Paul Tontillo said. “There have been plenty of suggestions on where to find savings, but we’re lacking a broad-based agreement on what to implement.” Tontillo said he recommends the current council and the incoming council work together to develop a plan for 2010. Village officials outlined a number of ways to reduce

expenditures and close the budget gap including employee layoffs, reducing the income tax credit, raising trash fees and ending some contracted services. Councilman Bill Ebelhar, who heads the Finance Committee, said he was disappointed the levy didn’t pass, but not surprised. “We’ll be making operational cuts of some significance over the next couple months ... to balance the budget for next year,” he said. According to the unofficial results from the Hamilton County Board of Elections 961 voters opposed the tax levy and 413 voters supported the levy. Resident Merret Collister was one of those supporters. “We need the money to keep the police running at full staff,” she said. Councilman-elect Andy Black said he hopes the current council does not make any decisions without input from the incoming council because “we’re going to inherit this problem.” Councilman-elect Jeff Andrews agrees that the incoming council should be

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Mariemont resident Lisa Berlin went to the polls by her 7-month-old son, Jack. consulted even though current council can make changes to help the financial picture of the village. Ebelhar said incoming council candidates have attended meetings and submitted ideas to close the budget gap and he thinks that will continue. Councilman Rex Bevis was the only member who

voted against placing the levy on the ballot. In May, voters rejected a measure to join the Little Miami Joint Fire & Rescue District, which village officials projected would have reduced the deficit by $450,000. Forrest Sellers contributed to this report.

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Hyde Park residents apparently like their library. A number of those casting ballots at the Knox Presbyterian Church polling location last week said they considered a proposed tax

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the time.” Hamilton County voters agreed with local voters, passing the library levy 73 percent to 27 percent. Fred and Priscilla Haffner said they were voting in support of levies for both the library and Cincinnati Union Terminal. “They are very important,” said Fred. Jon Tepsick said he supported a levy since he said he considered the library a valuable asset. “It’s a great resource for people who need jobs,” he said. Tepsick said the library also provides educational benefits as well. However, not everyone spoke out on just the library. The mayoral race between incumbent Mark Mallory and candidate Brad Wenstrup was also a subject of conversation.

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had 644 votes. Scheeser said his focus on open, transparent communication and his approach to finding a middle ground to close the budget gap resonated with voters. Miller said his community involvement and Town Meeting nomination helped with this election. “The citizens of Mariemont stated they wanted to retain a strong Town Meeting nominee process ... and appreciate village traditions,” he said. Town Meeting is a political process that allows resi-

Election results show John Altman received 613 votes, Matt Weinland received 431 votes and Veeneman received 190 votes. dents to select a candidate from each of the villages four districts. Miller, Black, Scheeser and Kevin Veeneman, a write-in candidate, were selected as town meeting candidates earlier this year. Election results show John Altman received 613 votes, Matt Weinland received 431 votes and Veeneman received 190 votes. Councilmen Charlie Thomas, Bill Ebelhar and Rex Bevis and Councilwoman Melissa Schmit did not seek re-election.

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as 22 food booths. There has been a lot of interest by area restaurants, said Assum. Dave Schaff, president of the Oakley Community Council, did not say the Community Council would be involved, but said he would discuss the subject further with Assum. “We will need money,” said Assum, although he said he was confident insurance costs for alcohol sales would be covered. Assum said he would present an updated report in January. Plans for the upcoming Christmas in Oakley, however, are close to being finalized. Jason Wilcoxon, a pastor with Legend Community


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Walker Schiff of Seven Hills, left, settles the ball while being challenged by Joey Kunkel of Summit Country Day during the Stingers’ win over the Silver Knights, 21, at the Division III Regional Championship semi-finals Nov. 3.


Alex Priede of Summit Country Day, left, heads the ball by defender Alex Hill of Seven Hills during the Stingers' victory over the Silver Knights, 2-1, at the Division III Regional Championship semi-finals Tuesday, Nov. 3. Seven Hills went on to capture a Division III regional title with its win Saturday, Nov. 7, over Springfield Catholic Central, 3-0, as the Stingers earned a spot in the state Final Four.


Doug Emery of Summit Country Day, No. 14 to the right, prepares to boot the ball as Walker Schiff of Seven Hills fast approaches. Seven Hills won the Division III regional semi-final game 2-1 over Seven Hills on Nov. 3.

Rivalry win earns 7 Hills title, state trip

By Anthony Amorini

The emotional toll of a onegoal win over its fiercest rivals couldn’t stop Seven Hills’ boys soccer team from capturing a regional title. The Stingers didn’t need much time to recover from a very physical Division III Regional Championship semi-final game Tuesday, Nov. 3, which saw Seven Hills best Summit Country Day, 2-1. Seven Hills followed up with a win over Springfield Catholic Central, 3-0, during the Division III Regional Championship finals Saturday, Nov. 7. With the win, Seven Hills advanced to play in the state semi-finals Tuesday, Nov. 10, after Community Press deadlines. If victorious, Seven Hills would advance to play for the Division III state championship at Columbus Crew Stadium at noon Friday, Nov. 13. “It’s been so long that I’ve forgotten,” Seven Hills head coach Terry Nicholl joked when asked about the Stingers’ last trip to the regional finals. “In the tournament it’s always about moving on and we’ve been finding ways to do that,” Nicholl added. During the Stingers’ 3-0 win at the regional finals, a trio of different players managed to score including Miles Hill, Gilbert Pasquale and Walker Schiff. Seven Hills improved to 19-1-1 following the win with sectional, district and regional titles in tow. But before getting a shot at a regional crown, Seven Hills first had to out-last its rivals from Summit Country Day during the regional semi-finals. Though Seven Hills emerged with a 2-1 win over Summit, both coaches acknowledged that neither team deserved to lose. “Where I come from, we call it footballing and those were two good footballing teams going at it,” the English-born Nicholl said of Seven Hills’ win over Summit. “Give both teams credit.” Summit coach Barnard Baker was quick to agree.


Seven Hills’ Miles Hill fights off a defender during the Stingers’ win over Springfield Catholic Central, 3-0, during the Division III Regional Championship finals Saturday, Nov. 7. With the win, Seven Hills advanced to the Division III State Championship semi-finals while moving on to Ohio’s Final Four.


Seven Hills’ keeper Ian McNamara punches the ball away while making a leaping save in the presence of Seven Hills’ No. 20 Gilbert Richards and Summit Country Day’s No. 13 Sam Chasnoff. Seven Hills’ Matt Cohen holds the post to the left. Seven Hills bested Summit, 2-1, during the Division III Regional Championship semi-finals Nov. 3.


Seven Hills’ Brandon Williams, No. 6 to the left, and Summit Country Day’s Mark Humpert contest a head ball in the Nov. 3 game at Princeton. The Stingers bested the Silver Knights, 2-1, when the teams met in the Division III Regional Championship semi-finals Nov. 3. “I think as a spectator it must have been a very exciting game. Both teams wanted it very badly,” Baker said of the Silver Knights’ one-goal loss. “One break and it could have easily been the other way around. With Seven Hills and Summit,

that’s usually the way it is.” Seven Hills caught its break with 4:13 left in the second half as junior Miles Hill nudged the ball into the net following a frantic play in front of Summit’s goal. The Stingers took a 2-1 lead over Summit with the score and the advantage held. Seven Hills junior Gilbert Richards started the scoring play by taking a free kick from more than 50 yards away from Summit’s net. Several players touched the ball before Hill pushed in the game-winning goal with his chest to break the 1-1 tie after Richards’ high-arching kick found its way into the box. “The entire game we were playing free kicks into the box from Gilbert,” Hill said. “I was just in the right place at the right time. “Basically, I just ran through (the ball) and pushed it into the goal after (senior) Walker Schiff flicked it to me,” Hill joked. Seven Hills took a 1-0 lead

over Summit on a goal from Stinger senior Brandon Williams with roughly 27:00 remaining in the first half. Williams later left the game with an injury to his left leg with about 32:00 remaining in the second half and was unable to return. Summit tied the game at 1-1 with a goal from a corner kick with 29:19 remaining in the game to further intensify an already physical contest. Officials paused the semi-final contest on three occasions so trainers could take the field and tend to injured players. “You’d think a game like this would come down to a magnificent header for the win,” Nicholl said of all three goals in the game stemming from chaotic plays. “Sometimes you just poke it over and it counts the same. “We have been scoring some beautiful goals but none of them were beauties tonight. But at least we are moving on,” Nicholl added. Summit senior Alex Priede of

Anderson Township entered the game with 42 goals to his credit in 2009. Priede, already committed to the collegiate program at the University of Notre Dame, had 125 goals for his career including 44 as a junior and 31 as a sophomore. Seven Hills senior Alex Hill was again tasked with keeping Priede away from the ball during the regional semi-finals. Alex Hill and Priede have been club teammates with Cincinnati United Premiere (CUP) since the age of 10. “It’s always been a good rivalry,” Alex Hill said. “It’s huge to beat (Summit), our biggest rivals, at the regional semi’s. It’s just a huge accomplishment.” Ironically, the pair will play together for the CUP U18 team coached by Nicholl this summer. “Terry is the Godfather of soccer around these parts,” Baker joked of his mentor. Nicholl gave Baker his first coaching job. Summit lost to Mariemont during the regional finals last year before falling to Seven Hills this fall. The Silver Knights advanced to regionals during three of the past four seasons. “It’s a life lesson that’s hard for them to understand right now,” Baker said of his seniors. “It’s cruel to work really hard for something – to truly deserve it – and then fall short. “But (these seniors) have added so much to the legacy for our program,” Baker added. Following its last loss of the season, Summit always has its current captains pass along their captain arm bands to the next Silver Knight leaders, Baker said. Priede handed his off to Andrew Vance as the junior will pair with Jude Austin to lead Summit in 2010. “It was a very poignant moment for a leader like Alex to hand the torch to Andrew. Everyone was crying,” Baker said. “It’s always tough to see a class go.” Summit finished the season at 13-3-4 with sectional and district titles to its credit.


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The Mariemont Warrior boys varsity cross country team celebrates winning the Cincinnati Hills League Championship at Sharon Woods, earning their first conference title since 1986. Three Warrior runners earned spots on First Team CHL – senior Tim Kuck placed second, junior Andy Gorman, fourth and junior Brian Austin, sixth. Sophomore Ben Gorman finished 10th for Second team All CHL honors. Other members of the boys’ winning team are sophomores Bryan Routt and Luke Porst and freshman Nathan Kuck. Mariemont Cross Country coach, Jeff Timmers was named CHL Cross Country Boys Coach of the Year. From left are Luke Porst, Carl Freeman, Brennen Warner, Andy Gorman, Tim Kuck, Brian Austin, Nathan Kuck, Ben Gorman, Bryan Routt, Calan Beasley and Coach Jeff Timmers.


For the first time in Mariemont High School history, the Varsity Boys Cross Country team has qualified for the State Championship meet at Sciotto Downs Nov. 7. The running Warrior team was the runner up at the Division III Regional Championship finals meet in Troy Oct. 31. In back are Carl Freeman, Tim Kuck, Andy Gorman, Nathan Kuck and Luke Porst. In front are Bryan Routt, Ben Gorman, Coach Jeff Timmers, Brian Austin and Brennen Warner. Not pictured are Calan Beasley.

Mariemont celebrates historic season

Warriors win CHL, run to state finals By Anthony Amorini

Scoring its first conference title in 23 years was just the start of a magical run for Mariemont High School’s boys’ cross country. The Warrior boys captured a team state qualification for the first time in at least 20 years following its Cincinnati Hills League title. Mariemont finished in 16th place at 335 points during the 2009 Division III State Championship finals at Scioto Downs on Saturday, Nov. 7. Senior Tim Kuck led the way for Mariemont with an 82nd-place finish during state at 17:40.56. Also finishing in the top 100 for Mariemont at state were juniors Andy Gorman (92nd place, 17:51.51) and Brian Austin (93rd place, 17:51.75).

“We are on Cloud Nine right now,” Mariemont head coach Jeff Timmers said just after the Warriors qualified to state. “We lost no one after the 2008 season so we knew we would be strong with that year of experience.” Timmers wasn’t sure just how strong the Warriors were until the Cincinnati Hills League finals, the coach said. Though Mariemont started its season with a big win over Wyoming, a pair of regular season losses to Badin High School left Timmers wondering how far his team could go. It was the first time during Timmers’ five-year stint that Mariemont opened with a victory over Wyoming. “It was an eye-opener for us,” Timmers said. “Badin dropped from (Division II to Division III) this year, just like us. They were a gauge for us. “When we got to Badin and lost, we knew we had some work to do,” Timmers added. And work they did.

First the Warriors won the Cincinnati Hills League title by 21 points over second-place Wyoming. Mariemont scored 47 points with Wyoming scoring 68. The championship was the Mariemont’s boys first CHL title since the fall of 1986. At districts Oct. 24, Mariemont snagged its first district title since 2005 with a win over Badin and Summit Country Day. Mariemont finished first at 54 points trailed by second-place Badin at 56 and third-place Summit at 58. Tim, a senior captain for Mariemont, led the Warriors with a fourth-place finish at districts with a time of 17:55.30. Austin took sixth place at districts at 18:15.70. Andy took eighth place at 18:25.40 with his sophomore brother, Ben Gorman, taking 12th place at 18:34.40. Sophomore Brian Routt also scored for Mariemont as the fifth Warrior to cross the line at districts. “(Routt) passed two guys in

the last 100 meters and that was probably the difference,” Timmers said. Mariemont qualified to state for the first time since at least 1988 with its second-place finish at regionals Oct. 31. Routt was again a key for the Warriors. “(Routt) dropped 40 seconds from his time (from districts to regionals). It was phenomenal and really unheard of,” Timmers said. Tim took 11th place at regionals at 17:10.78 to help lift Mariemont. Andy was close behind in 20th place at 17:38.44, followed by Austin (24th place, 17:43.54), Ben (43rd place, 18:00.11), Routt (67th place, 18:26.95), sophomore Luke Porst (110th place, 19:35.95) and freshman Nate Kuck (120th place, 20:19.34). “Tim Kuck is a big on the numbers and after looking at times, Tim thought we’d finish around sixth place at regionals,” Timmers said. “But all those numbers there

don’t show you the heart and that’s what I told him.” Timmers advice proved to be true following the Warriors’ state qualification. “It was just a great experience to share with the kids and parents,” Timmers said. Though their are two sets of actual brothers on the team (the Kuck and Gorman brothers), Timmers explained the Warriors’ program is much like a family regardless, the coach said. “If you listen to these guys it’s like they are all brothers. They bicker and they pick each other up and they enjoy each other,” Timmers joked. “Competition inside the team is a real motivation for these guys.” Tim is the only Warrior who won’t be returning for the 2010 campaign. “I was supposed to stop coaching after this season but I just can’t give it up,” Timmers said. “I’m staying on as the coach and we’ll see what we can do next year.”

SUA cross country ends season at state Saint Ursula Academy’s cross country team brought home an 11th-place finish from the 2009 Division I State Championship finals Saturday, Nov. 7. Hosted by Scioto Downs, the Bulldogs scored 274 points to place 11th in a field including Ohio’s top 16 teams. Junior Nicole Hird led the way for the Bulldogs with her 42nd-place finish at state at 19:40.84. Saint Ursula senior Christie Mideli of Anderson Township finished in 72nd place at 20:05.38 and was closely followed by Bulldog sophomore Sarah Mazzei’s 74th-place finish at 29:07.32. Also running at state for the Bulldogs was senior Erin Hecht, junior Brooke Wildermuth, sophomore Chloe Georgiades and sophomore Nicole Hurwitz. Hecht, one of two varsity starters graduating from the program, ran at state with the Bulldogs as a freshman when Saint Ursula won the 2006 Division I state title. In 2008, several of the current Bulldogs ran at state as the Saint Ursula girls took fifth place at state. This fall, the Bulldogs won a Division I district title Oct. 24 with a team total of 76 points in the first round. Walnut Hills took second


St. Xavier High School senior runner Chris Hanson runs in the Division I State Championships at Scioto Downs in Columbus Nov. 7. Hanson helped the Bombers to a second-place finish. JEFF SWINGER/STAFF

St. Ursula’s Christie Mideli of Anderson Township competes in the Division I race in the OHSAA Cross Country Championships in Columbus Nov. 7. place and also scored 76 points. Hird finished fourth at districts at 19:56.80 to lead the Bulldogs. Mazzei took 11th place at 20:34.50 followed by Mideli in 17th place, Georgiades in 18th place, Wildermuth in 25th place and Hecht in 26th place. To qualify for state, Saint Ursula brought home a fourth-place finish from the Division I Regional Championship finals Oct. 31. Mazzei led the way at regionals with her 16thplace finish at 19:45.76. Hird was close behind in 17th place with a time of 19:46.16. Mideli took 38th place at 20:24.87, followed by Wildermuth in 56th place, Hecht in 78th place and Hurwitz in 93rd place.

Bombers finish 2nd at state cross country By Tony Meale

Vying for its fourth state title in school history, the St. Xavier High School cross country team finished second at the Division I State Championship at Scioto Downs in Columbus Nov. 7. The Bombers, which totaled 118 points, finished behind state champion Cleveland St. Ignatius (82) but ahead of Sylvania Northview (137) and Mason (146), which took third and fourth, respectively. St. X was led by junior Jack Butler (16:28.52), who finished 24th overall, and seniors Eric Gruenbacher (16:32.12) and Chris Hanson (16:33.03), who finished 27th and 29th, respectively. Also contributing were senior Gus Walter (16:59.43), junior Greg

Sanders (16:59.69), senior Tyler Smith (17:11.29) and senior Mike Gerhardt (18:05.28). Mason junior Zach Wills (15:45.11) won the state title for the second consecutive year. The Bombers advanced to state after claiming their second GCL-South title in three years and winning district and regional championships. The key to their success was depth, as 29 Bombers broke 18 minutes and 13 broke 17 minutes. St. X also had four runners – Butler, Gruenbacher, Hanson and Walter – earn first-team allleague honors. No other squad had more than two. “From the very beginning of the season, the guys knew we should have a great deal of depth, and that makes practices more competitive,” head coach Mike

Dehring said. “The guys realized, ‘If I want to be in the top 7, I need to run today. Because there are a lot of guys who are talented and who want my spot.’” But Dehring was impressed with the maturity and humility of all his runners this season. “We have a lot of guys who could run in the top 7 for other squads, but even though they don’t, they still love and support the guys who do,” he said. Arguably the Bombers’ most consistent performer was Gruenbacher, who finished third at districts and fourth at regionals. “Eric has brought the level of everyone’s training up to his own; that might be the biggest thing he’s done for us this season,” Dehring said. “The consistency of his work ethic and the way he approaches everything have been fantastic. If you

tell him to do something, he’ll do it to the full letter of the law.” Dehring was also pleasantly surprised with his two non-senior runners at state – Sanders and Butler, who placed second overall at districts. St. X, which finished 12th at Scioto Downs in 2008, has qualified for the state tournament 22 of the last 23 years, including 18 straight from 1987 to 2004. The Bombers won state titles in 1998, 2000 and 2003. “Our goal every day – whether it’s in practice or a meet – is to be as good as we can be,” Dehring said. “As with anything in coaching or teaching, all you want to see is a kid succeed and get better, and we’ve had so many guys make incredibly leaps forward. It’s been a great year.”

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Bulldogs stunned by Centerville, 1-0 Saint Ursula Academy’s varsity soccer team’s attempt to win a third-consecutive state championship came to a heartbreaking end Wednesday, Nov. 4. The Bulldogs fell to Centerville, 1-0, during a Division I Regional Championship semi-final game at Princeton High School. Centerville (19-1-1) advanced

to the regional finals to face Huber Heights Wayne (20-1) with the win. The regional champion advances to the state semi-finals. The Bulldogs finished the 2009 season at 18-2 including a 5-0 record in the Girls’ Greater Cincinnati League. Saint Ursula won league, sec-

tional and district titles before being eliminated. The Bulldogs’ season was book-ended by losses though the girls won 18-consecutive games in the middle. Saint Ursula opened its season with a loss to Mason, 1-0, before launching into its winning streak. The Bulldogs finished No. 1 in

the Enquirer’s final Division I Coaches’ Poll with 80 points and eight-of-eight first-place votes. Senior standout Elizabeth Burchenal, one of the top recruits in the United States for the class of 2010, finished the season with an astounding 88 points. Burchenal netted 37 goals and 14 assists while dominating the

GGCL this fall. McAuley’s Olivia Jester finished second behind Burchenal in regards to scoring in the GGCL with 39 points. The Bulldogs posted a combined record of 58-3-5 during the past three seasons including Division I state championships in 2007 and 2008.

SUA field hockey falls in semi-final Saint Ursula Academy’s varsity field hockey team fell just short of a Division I state title this fall. The Bulldogs’ season ended with a loss to Bishop Watterson, 2-1, during the Division I State Championship semi-finals Friday, Nov. 6. Saint Ursula led the game, 1-0, at halftime before Bishop Watterson scored two-unanswered goals in the second half. Ellen Frank scored the Bulldogs’ only goal during

Music City stars

The Classics Hammer U13 Girls Elite Team celebrates after winning the Music City Tournament Silver Division Championship, Oct. 18, in Nashville, Tenn. In back are Coach Erik Larson, Lauren Rice, Elena Miyasato, Karli Thul, Rachel Kimura, Rachel Justin, Emma Hattemer, Brittany Schwabe and Sara Ritze. In front are Andi Christopher, Brenna Biggs, Chrissy Goman, Sylvia Wampler, Cassi Vandeventer, Kelsey Dollenmayer and Madison Lemay. Not pictured is Kate Uehlin and Trainer Bob Downs.

Mariella Grote, a senior forward, her second time being recognized; and Emily Gruesser, senior midfielder, her first time being recognized.

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College of Mount St. Joseph women’s soccer team ended the season Nov. 4 with a 2-1 loss in the HCAC Tour-

nament Semifinals to Hanover College. The Panthers tallied the first goal if the game in the 28th minute of play but the Lions tied the game at one-all

The St. Xavier Bombers raced out to a 13-0 lead and took a 27-6 advantage into halftime en route to a 37-12 victory over Centerville Nov. 7. Senior running back Tanner Vidal got St. X on the scoreboard with a 23-yard touchdown reception from Luke Massa, and sophomore running back Conor Hundley followed with a 10-yard run to give the

Bombers a 13-0 cushion. After a Centerville touchdown, senior defensive back Gregory Versteeg recovered a fumble for St. X and ran 48 yards for a touchdown. Senior tight end Alex Longi led St. X with six catches for 82 yards and two touchdowns, including a 39-yard score to open the fourth quarter. Will Carroll chipped in with two receptions for 57 yards. Senior quarterback Luke Massa was 13-of-16 passing for 187 yards with three

touchdowns and one interception. The Bombers used seven different rushers on the night; Hundley led the way with 15 carries for 84 yards, while junior Daniel Braswell added seven for 47. The St. X defense had four sacks and forced four turnovers – including three interceptions – and held Centerville to 90 rushing yards on 30 attempts. The Bombers, the topseeded team in Region 4, advance to play GCL-South rival Elder, which downed

Mariemont grad records 100th win Mike Combs, head coach of the Cincinnati State men’s soccer team, notched a personal milestone Sept. 25 when the Surge defeated visiting Schoolcraft College. The 1-0 win over Schoolcraft, a community college based in Livonia, Michigan, marked Combs’ 100th career victory as a college coach. Cincinnati State currently leads the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference. Its overall record is 8-1-1; its OCCAC record is 3-0-0 with three league games remaining. Combs is a graduate of Mariemont High School, where he played varsity soccer and was named CHL Player of the Year in 1991. Combs later soccer (center midfielder) for Northern Kentucky University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in education and was named to NKU’s AllAcademic team, Honor Roll

and Dean’s List. In 2005 he earned a master’s degree in Sports Management from Xavier University. Combs coached at the high school level for seven years before becoming an assistant coach at Cincinnati State in 2000. In 2001 he accepted a full-time position at Earlham College in Richmond, Ind., as an assistant men’s soccer coach. In the fall of 2002 Combs became the head coach of the men’s team at Cincinnati State. In his first six seasons as head coach at Cincinnati State, his teams had a record of 92 wins, 20 losses, and four ties. Combs led the Surge to four Ohio Community College Athletic Conference championships in his first six seasons as head coach at Cincinnati State, and the Surge qualified for the

national tournament each season. In those six seasons, the Cincinnati State program produced seven All-Americans. Combs was named OCCAC “Coach of the Year” in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2007. After parting company with the program for the 2008 season, Combs returned to Cincinnati State in 2009 to again coach the men’s team. Combs holds a USSF “C” National Coaching License, and is a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. In addition to his work at Cincinnati State, he directs the Playmakers Soccer Academy, which provides youth soccer camps in Cincinnati. Combs and his wife, Lange, reside in Madeira with their 2-year-old daughter, Zimmer.

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Is “Sesame Street” still relevant today, 40 years after its television debut? Why or why not? Do you have any favorite memories of the show? 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. an in the United States Army. Our entire family will be at the event to remember him and all the men and women who have died that faithfully served and protected our country.” J.A.B. “Yes I will attend a veterans memorial service. The day is very special to me because my father who served in France during World War I died on Nov. 11.” L.S. “Yes, we will be attending Veterans Day events in the community. My daughter will be performing in the choir in the celebration taking place at C.O. Harrison. She will also have the privilege of serving breakfast to the veterans participating in the event and their families. She is so proud to be taking part in the day’s festivities. It’s a great way to say thank you to all that these wonderful people have done and sacrificed for us.” C.F. “I don’t attend an event but I always say a prayer thanking those who have served (and are serving) for my freedom.” C.A.S. “Definitely, we will attend! Haven’t missed one since H.B. Deatherage’s dream came true at the city of Florence monument site. Before that, we always found places to go to show our loyalty to all veterans. Hope many, many patriotic citizens will come join us this year.” W.R. “Yes, I will attend one in Morehead, Burlington and Florence. It is a special day for all Americans to show their appreciation and respect for those who have given their time and energy and, in some cases, risked their life to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.” G.G. “I will stop by the beautiful new Veterans Monument located at Veterans Park on Harrison Avenue. It was featured in a recent Northwest Press article. It makes me sad that a similar kind of tribute also could have been located at the Northgate Mall (corner of Springdale and Colerain). Thankfully the township trustee who dropped the ball on Northgate Mall area did not run for reelection. He is forgotten and gone. Go figure!” T.D.T.



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Honoring our nation’s veterans Every year, Nov. 11 serves as an opportunity to unite as Americans behind a common cause: Honoring our nation’s veterans. Veterans Day is a holiday that means much more than a day off of work or school – it is a day specially designated for commemorating those who have served in our military throughout history, as well as those who continue to serve today. Veterans Day was founded by President Wilson on Nov. 11, 1918, to celebrate the end of World War I and to commemorate the veterans who fought in the war. Thirty-six years later, President Eisenhower expanded the holiday to include not just World War I veterans, but veterans of all wars. There are roughly 25 million military veterans living in our country today, and these dauntless Americans deserve our respect not just on Veterans Day but every day that we live in

freedom. Without their efforts to preserve peace and civility in our world, all that we have accomplished as a nation would Ron Maag not have been Community possible. Whether they Press guest were protecting columnist our country from tyrants or terrorism, they have remained committed to their mission to protect their families and neighbors back home. Some of these brave men and women have experienced lifechanging tragedy and trauma that will remain with them for a lifetime. Some bear scars upon their bodies, while others remain scarred with memories of distant battlegrounds and comrades they lost.

And while some of these veterans are decorated with Purple Hearts or Bronze Stars, every single one of them wear medals of fortitude and honor. This Veterans Day, let’s proudly proclaim that the sacrifices our service members have endured have not gone unnoticed. Fly the stars and stripes or go to a parade honoring the veterans in our community. While we can never fully repay our veterans for their service, we can show our appreciation by never taking their commitment to our country for granted. We have much to be thankful for as Americans, and as a state legislator I am honored to take part in the democratic process that our veterans through the years have protected. Contact State Rep. Ron Maag at 77 S. High St., 10th Floor, Columbus, 43215; by e-mail at; by phone, (614) 644-6023.

Telephone rates, consumer protections are at risk Legislation being considered by the Ohio General Assembly will likely raise telephone rates and will significantly reduce consumer protections. Ohioans across the state deserve fair, competitive and reasonably priced telephone service. For this reason, the Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel (OCC) opposes Senate Bill 162 and House Bill 276, legislation backed by the telephone industry that would deregulate local telephone service and have significant negative consequences for Ohioans across the state. The proposed legislation harms consumers by allowing rate increases, weakening consumer protections, reducing low-income customer benefits, lowering service quality standards and failing to expand broadband access in rural areas of Ohio. The proposed legislation: • Allows rate increases. Telephone companies will be able to raise their monthly rates for basic telephone service by $1.25 every year. Also, non-Lifeline customers will likely face an additional surcharge to pay for part of the Lifeline discount. In some areas of the state, there is no alternative to landline telephone service and only one provider offers this service. Some Ohioans could face telephone rate increases of up to 20 percent to 40 percent over the next few years, with no alternative. • Weakens consumer protections. The current Minimum Telephone Service Standards – a set of rules and consumer protections – would be replaced with weaker laws, leaving customers with fewer rights to address grievances. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) would lose its authority to order automatic mon-

etary credits for customers when telephone companies do not comply with certain standards. The legislation adversely affects current Janine consumer proMigden- tections on such Ostrander important matters as disconCommunity nection, reconPress guest nection and columnist s e c u r i t y deposits. • Reduces low-income consumer benefits. Currently, hundreds of thousands of low-income Ohioans benefit from discounts on basic landline service through the Lifeline program. The proposed legislation limits the eligibility of Ohioans who can benefit from the Lifeline discounts, eliminates their protection from rate increases and severely reduces the program’s educational marketing efforts. Many eligible consumers will not be informed about the availability of a significant discount off the price of their basic local telephone service. • Lowers service quality standards. For example, the time companies have to restore an out-ofservice telephone line increases from 24-72 hours. While current rules require telephone companies to provide automatic credits for outages of 72 hours or longer, the legislation takes away the PUCO’s authority to order those credits if this standard is not met. Customers will need to file a formal complaint, including coming to Columbus for a hearing. Being without service for many days puts consumers, especially seniors and those needing emergency services, at risk and serves

as a disincentive for companies to expeditiously restore service. This could lead to deterioration in service quality. Phone companies may cut jobs because they will be less compelled to repair service promptly. • Fails to provide broadband access to all Ohioans. Expanding consumers’ access to broadband is important for economic development and job creation. Access provides customers with opportunities, including the ability to receive telephone and Internet service over a high-speed connection. Access to broadband provides competition in places where currently none exists. Some of Ohio’s economically depressed areas suffer because of their inability to access high-speed Internet through broadband services. • Fails to protect consumers who have bundled telecommunications services. Customers who receive a package of telecommunication services do not receive minimal safeguards. For example, there is no time requirement for telephone companies to install bundles, restore outages or reconnect a customer who has been disconnected for non-payment. There also is no limit on the deposit a company could charge to begin telephone services. The only protection for customers is the forbidding of “unfair or deceptive” practices. The OCC urges consumers to contact their legislators immediately and let them know the importance of keeping basic telephone rates affordable and maintaining consumer protections for telephone services. For more information, consumers can contact the OCC at www.pickocc.orgor 1-877-PICKOCC (1-877-742-5622). Janine Migden-Ostrander is the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel.


U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt

E-mail: Web sites:

2nd District includes nearly all the northeastern and eastern Cincinnati communities. Local: Kenwood office – 8044 Montgomery Road, Room 540, Cincinnati, Ohio 45236; phone 791-0381 or 800-784-6366; fax 7911696. Portsmouth office – 601 Chillicothe St., Portsmouth, Ohio 45662; phone 740-3541440. In Washington, D.C.: 238 Cannon Building, Washington, D.C., 20515; phone 202-2253164; fax 202-225-1992.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown

Cleveland – 216-522-7272. Cincinnati – 425 Walnut St., room 2310, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-3915; phone 6841021, fax 684-1029. Washington, D.C.: C5 Russell Bldg., Washington, D.C., 20510; phone 202-224-2315; fax 202-224-6519. Web site:

U.S. Sen. George Voinovich

In Cincinnati, write: 36 E. Seventh St., Room 2615, Cincinnati, OH 45202; call 513684-3265; fax 513-684-3269. In Washington, D.C., write: 524 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510; call 202-224-3353

State Rep. Peter Stautberg


State Rep. Tyrone Yates

45206; phone 281-5474. In Columbus: House of Representatives, 77 S. High St., 11th floor, Columbus, Ohio, 43215-6111; phone 614-466-1308; fax 7193587. E-mail:

33rd District includes parts of Columbia Township, parts of Cincinnati, Deer Park, Silverton and parts of Sycamore Township. Locally: 2200 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati

34th District includes most of eastern Hamilton County. In Columbus: House of Representatives, 77 S. High St., 11th floor, Columbus, Ohio, 43215-6111; phone 614-644-6886; fax: 614719-3588.

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Gabe Rice, who formerly operated a landscaping business, is now owner of Renaissance Garden Ornament in Oakley. The store specializes in a variety of items including planting containers, bird baths and statuary.

Store caters to decorative needs While landscaping Gabe Rice noticed some yards could use something a little extra. To help fill this decorative need, Rice started his Renaissance Garden Ornament business. The owner of a landscaping business for 20 years, Rice said he got the idea for a garden ornament business while visiting a store in Savannah, Ga. “I saw the need for them to add a nice personal finishing touch to landscaping,” he said about the garden ornaments. Rice, 58, opened Renaissance nearly five years ago in the Voltage Lofts in Oakley. The store specializes in garden ornaments made of pottery, fiberglass and other materials. The garden ornaments include fountains, planting containers, benches, bird baths and statuary. “We have everything from Old World antique

Renaissance Garden Ornament

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Located in the Voltage Lofts, 3209 Madison Road. Call 321-2430 or visit the Web site

reproductions to simple, straightforward, contemporary designs,” said Rice. Rice said customers need not be intimidated by the selection. The store can provide personal design consultation as well as place special orders, he said. “These ornaments add personality,” Rice said. Renaissance Garden Ornament is at 3209 Madison Road. By Forrest Sellers. Send your “Small Business Spotlight” suggestions to editor Eric Spangler at m

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sale. Proceeds benefit the Wellness Community. Funke Fired Arts is hosting Call 871-8899 or visit the class “Making Ceramic Christmas Gifts: Serving Dish- www.thewellnesscommunies” from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The sale will Thursday, Nov. 12, at Funke run through Nov. 22. Fired Arts, 3130 Wasson Road, Oakley. Opening, celebration The class runs weekly Closson’s Art Gallery is through Dec. 10, with no class hosting the opening for John Nov. 26. Stobart from 5 to 8 p.m. FriLearn to construct three day, Nov. 13, at Closson’s Art serving tray/bowl sets to give Gallery Oakley, 3061 Madison away for holidays. Clay, glaze Road, Oakley. and firing is included. It is The event includes the celopen to ages 18 and up. ebration of Stobart’s 80th The cost is $100 and regis- birthday. The exhibit features tration is required. Call 871- works by the maritime painter 2529 or visit www.funke- and continues through Dec. 6. The gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 762-5510. Art opening Miller Gallery is hosting the opening for Dale Lamson at 7 Author signs p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at The Public Library of Miller Gallery, 2715 Erie Ave., Cincinnati & Hamilton County Hyde Park. is hosting Local graphic designer Michael offers a playful look at the Banks at swimming pool and swim6:30 p.m. mers. The exhibit continues M o n d a y, through Nov. 22. Nov. 16, at Admission is free. Call t h e 871-4420. Mariemont B r a n c h Library, 3810 Pocahontas Hope glitters The Wellness Community Ave., Mariemont. The author discusses and is hosting the Fine Jewelry Event “Hope Glitters” Gala signs Ruth Lyons biography Preview Party from 5:30 to 8 “Before Oprah: Ruth Lyons p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at The Woman Who Created Talk Legacies, 3854 Paxton Ave., TV.” The event is free. Call 369Oakley. The event features store 4467 or visit www.cincinnatiliand consignment jewelry for

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Kim and Simone Sears of Mount Lookout create a decorative tin punch panel.

Grassy Run fun at Cincinnati Nature Center

Hundreds recently visited Cincinnati Nature Center for fun with the Grassy Run Historical Arts Committee and a day of exploring nature’s bounty. Children and adults participated in tin sheet stamping, walnut dyeing, carting, spinning, looming and quilting. Grassy Run treated the visitors to cider and cookies while they listened to pioneer tunes on the dulcimer. “It was a perfect fall day and our visitors enjoyed participating in the pioneer day activities,” said Kristi Masterson, community relations manager at Cincinnati Nature Center. “Grassy Run does an outstanding job at re-enacting the days of the pioneers and the children have fun learning. The trails were full of families, friends and dogs taking advantage of the gorgeous fall weather.” Grassy Run will be back at Cincinnati Nature Center from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, hosting a “Pioneer Bountiful Thanksgiving Feast.” For information, visit or call 831-1711. Cincinnati Nature Center’s Rowe Woods is at 4949 Tealtown Road.


Simone Sears of Mount Lookout proudly shows her masterpiece created at Cincinnati Nature Center.

Britney Vail examines the red spotted newt she discovered at Cincinnati Nature Center.


Caregivers recieve awards Loretta Kniepp, volunteer caregiver award winner at Hyde Park Health Center, and Tracie Martin, RN, employee caregiver award winner, were recently honored at the fifth annual Caregiver Recognition celebration at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral. The awards are sponsored by the Caregiver Assistance Network of Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio and the Knights and Ladies of Malta to honor those who work in

healthcare facilities in the community. Kniepp is a volunteer in the Activities Department, who has been a consistent and positive support to residents in various ways. She has sewn tree skirts for holiday décor, shopped with residents, traveled on field trips, pushed wheelchairs and assisted staff with resident/volunteer appreciation dinners. Kniepp lives in Moscow with her husband and provides a home for a “volunteer” dog that came

to live at their home several years ago. Martin is a graduate of Bethesda School of Nursing and has been in healthcare since 1992. “I was terrified as a new nurse,” she said. “But with years of nursing practice and continuing training, I have learned to trust myself and my experience.” A colleague described Martin this way: “Tracie is down-to-Earth and easily builds trusting relationships

Martin Kneipp with residents and physicians. They know they can count on her at all times.” Martin lives in Milford and is raising twin, teenage daughters, two dogs and a kitten. She has been a nurse at Hyde Park Health Center since 1997.


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iCAN Job Search Success, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave. Powerful Job Search Language for your job search and career and create effective online presence. $195. Reservations required. Presented by ProTrain True North. 825-1555; Hyde Park.


Beechmont Squares, 7:30 p.m. Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave. Western-style square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Anderson Township.


Astrology Class, 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Midwest School of Astrology, 4777 Red Bank Expressway, Suite 6, Intermediate to Advanced Topics with Pam Gallagher. $30. Reservations recommended. 984-2293. Madisonville.


Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road. $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30 a.m. Anderson Hills Christian Church, 8119 Clough Pike. With Jenny Johnson, certified jazzercise instructor. $36 per month for unlimited classes. 407-9292. Anderson Township.


A Tuna Christmas, 8 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road. Holiday comedy. Two actors portray all the wacky inhabitants of Tuna, Texas. $17. Reservations recommended. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. 684-1236. Columbia Township.


Fine Jewelry Event, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. “Hope Glitters” Gala Preview Party. Legacies, 3854 Paxton Ave. Store and consignment jewelry for sale. Benefits Wellness Community. 8718899; Oakley. F R I D A Y, N O V. 1 3


Friday Wheel Thrown Pottery, 6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m. Funke Fired Arts, 3130 Wasson Road. Short lesson and relaxed, guided practice. Includes snacks and materials. Ages 21 and up. $30. Reservations required. 8712529; Oakley.


John Stobart, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Celebration of Stobart’s 80th Birthday. Closson’s Art Gallery Oakley, 3061 Madison Road. Works by maritime painter. Exhibit continues through Dec. 6. Presented by Closson’s Art Gallery. Through Nov. 14. 762-5510. Oakley.


Eastside Yardwaste Recycling Drop-Off Site, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 946-7734. Newtown.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Greater Cincinnati Writers League Poetry Critique, 7:30 p.m. The Regency, 2444 Madison Road. Club meeting, poetry reading and discussion.Free. Presented by Regency Condominiums. 352-6126; Hyde Park.


Line Dance Class, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Oakley Community Center, 3882 Paxton Ave. Line dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 321-6776. Oakley.


Earthworks: Virtual Explorations of the Ancient Ohio Valley, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Woodland Mound, $1, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Anderson Township. Spanish Classes, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Anderson Center Station, 7832 Five Mile Road. Introduction to simple Spanish vocabulary using puppets, posters, toys, songs and more. Ages 3-5. $9.50. Registration required. Presented by World of Spanish. 375-8930; Anderson Township.


Jazzercise, 9:30 a.m. Anderson Hills Christian Church, $36 per month for unlimited classes. 407-9292. Anderson Township. Friday Yoga Community Class, 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Shine Yoga Center, 3330 Erie Ave. Heart-oriented class for all ages and levels. Relieve stress, increase energy level, improve posture, develop strength, balance, flexibility, patience and mental focus. $5. 533-9642; Hyde Park.


Wine Tasting, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Turkey Tasing. Eight wines perfect for Thanksgiving dinner. $25, $20 advance. The Wine Merchant, 3972 Edwards Road. With hors d’oeuvres. Reservations required. 731-1515; Oakley.


Tellabration, 7 p.m. Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road. American Folktales. With Arnice Smith, storyteller and award-winning Cincinnati librarian. $10 maximum for family; $3. Presented by Greater Anderson Promotes Peace. 5888391; Anderson Township.


Kevin Fox, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. R.P. McMurphy’s Irish Pub & Coffee House, 2910 Wasson Road. $3. 531-3300. Oakley.


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Turkey Dinner, 4:30 p.m.-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.


Basketball Turkey Shoot, 2 p.m. Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave. Children ages 5-12 team up with adult family member to compete in basketball competitions to win Thanksgiving dinner. $10 per team. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 3884513; Anderson Township.


Will Hillenbrand, 11 a.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Author and illustrator reads and signs “Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep!”. 396-8960; Norwood.

A Tuna Christmas, 8 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, $17. Reservations recommended. 6841236. Columbia Township. Overeaters Anonymous, 10 a.m. Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 9211922. Hyde Park. S A T U R D A Y, N O V. 1 4

ART & CRAFT CLASSES Saturday Functional Ceramics Class, 10 a.m.-noon, Funke Fired Arts, 3130 Wasson Road. Create functional clay project. Make mugs, soap dishes and more. All ages. Family friendly. $20. Reservations required. 8712529; Oakley.


PTA Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Anderson High School, 7560 Forest Road. Floral arrangements, holiday decor, baskets, wood crafts, purses, jewelry, scarves, pottery, painted furniture and more. Free. 232-2346; Anderson Township.


Inspired Fitness for Seniors, 9:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 7515 Forest Road. Allday training session to teach seniors safe, gentle and effective exercises to improve strength, flexibility, balance and range of motion. Program meant to encourage seniors not able to get to community facility to engage in regular physical activity. Free. Registration required. Presented by Wesley Community Services. 474-2991; Anderson Township.


Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 8:30 a.m. Anderson Hills Christian Church, $36 per month for unlimited classes. 407-9292. Anderson Township.

Fibbion Handful, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. R.P. McMurphy’s Irish Pub & Coffee House, 2910 Wasson Road. $3. 531-3300. Oakley.


Shooting Stars, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Cincinnati Observatory Center, 3489 Observatory Place. Honoring Leonid Meteor Shower. View some of the finest meteorite samples in tri-state. Includes meteorite displays, meteorites for sale, classes, tours of buildings, and viewing through historic telescopes. Weather permitting. $5, $3 children. 321-5186; Mount Lookout. Cincinnati’s Wild Dogs, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Otto Armleder Memorial Park and Recreation Complex, 5057 Wooster Pike. Bring dog for information on native foxes, newly arrived Coyote and more. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Park Board. 751-3679. Linwood.


A Tuna Christmas, 8 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, $17. Reservations recommended. 6841236. Columbia Township.


Family Earthworks Hike, 10 a.m. Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road. Hike along Seasongood Trail to discover the similarities of today’s world with that of the ancient Ohioans and then view the Earthworks exhibit inside Seasongood Nature Center. Family friendly. $5 per family; vehicle permit required ($5 annually; $2 daily). Registration required online at Presented by Hamilton County Park District. Through Nov. 15. 521-7275; Anderson Township.


Fine Jewelry Event, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Legacies, 871-8899; Oakley.



Learn to make your drawings dance at the Weston Art Gallery’s annual children’s animation workshop 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. Under the direction of J. Russell Johnson, Wright State University’s professor of motion pictures, and Ruben Moreno, art educator and clay animation specialist, children learn the basic premise of animation, the foundation of all motion pictures, and practice techniques to create a short film. Workshop fee includes snacks and supplies plus a free DVD and film screening (with popcorn) next spring. Cost is $8 members, $12 nonmembers. Advance registration and payment required. Register at 513-684-4524 or

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Mills and Zoldak: Variations on a Theme, noon-4 p.m. Funke Fired Arts, 871-2529; Oakley.


Eastside Yardwaste Recycling Drop-Off Site, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 946-7734. Newtown.


Earthworks: Virtual Explorations of the Ancient Ohio Valley, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Woodland Mound, $1, vehicle permit required. 521-7275. Anderson Township.

Sarah Palin will be signing “Going Rogue: An American Life” starting at noon Friday, Nov. 20, at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Norwood.* Book pre-orders are on sale now and will include a line ticket. The books will be available Tuesday, Nov. 17, and after. Palin will autograph her book but she will not personalize. There will be no posed photographs and no memorabilia signed. Call 513-3968960 for more details. *Time subject to change, check with store for latest event details.




Closson’s Art Gallery is hosting the opening for John Stobart from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at Closson’s Art Gallery Oakley, 3061 Madison Road, Oakley. The event includes the celebration of Stobart’s 80th birthday. The exhibit features works by the maritime painter and continues through Dec. 6. The gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 7625510. See Stobard’s “1034 Cincinnati Moon” at the opening and exhibit.

Overeaters Anonymous, 10 a.m. Mount Washington Presbyterian Church, 6474 Beechmont Ave. Room 202-203. Presented by Greater Cincinnati O.A. Intergroup. 9211922. Mount Washington. Codependents Anonymous, 9:30 a.m. Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave. Room 206. Book discussion group. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous, Inc. 5831248. Hyde Park.


Rusty McClure, 1 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Author discusses and signs “Cincinnatus: The Secret Plot to Save America.” 396-8960; Norwood.


A Tuna Christmas, 2 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, $17. Reservations recommended. 6841236. Columbia Township.


Family Earthworks Hike, 10 a.m. Woodland Mound, $5 per family; vehicle permit required ($5 annually; $2 daily). Registration required online at 521-7275; Anderson Township.

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Watercolors, 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Turpin High School, 2650 Bartels Road. Learn beginning/intermediate watercolor painting from Jean Bouchy, experienced and skilled artist and instructor. Ages 18 and up. $70. Registration recommended. 231-3600. Anderson Township.


iCAN Job Search Success, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, $195. Reservations required. 8251555; Hyde Park.


Buttons and Bows Round Dance Club, 7:30 p.m. Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave. Phase III-IV round dance club for experienced dancers. Ballroom figures: waltz, two-step, cha, rumba, tango and bolero. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Anderson Township.


Health and Wellness Lecture Series, 6:30 p.m. Josefa Rangel, M.D. internist, presents “Dietary Supplements: The good, the bad, the facts.” Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road. Club membership not required. Refreshments provided. Free. Registration required. Presented by Lisa Larkin, M.D. and Associates. 527-4000. Fairfax. CPR Class, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road. Includes book. With members of the Anderson Township Fire and Rescue Department. Participants receive a two-year certification. $25. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Fire and Rescue. 688-8084. Anderson Township.


Multiple Sclerosis Support Group, 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1950 Nagel Road. Anyone interested in learning more about MS or knows of someone who would benefit from support group is invited. 474-4938. Anderson Township.

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EDUCATION Earthworks: Virtual Explorations of the Ancient Ohio Valley, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Woodland Mound, $1, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Anderson Township. Study Skills, 7:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Nagel Middle School, 1500 Nagel Road. Experienced classroom teacher gives students pointers and teaches study methods. Grades 9-11. $80. Presented by Forest Hills Community Education. 231-3600, ext. 5949; Anderson Township. EXERCISE CLASSES

Jazzercise, 9:30 a.m. Anderson Hills Christian Church, $36 per month for unlimited classes. 407-9292. Anderson Township.


Allen Kurzweil, 7 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Author discusses and signs “Potato Chip Science.” Free. 396-8960; Norwood. Eric Deters and Bill “Willie” Cunningham, 7 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Authors discuss and sign “Willie, Radio’s Great American: The Story of Bill Cunningham.” 396-8960; Norwood.


Preschool Story Time with Miss Gail, 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road. 731-2665. Oakley.


Overeaters Anonymous, 7:30 p.m. Knox Presbyterian Church, 3400 Michigan Ave. Presented by Greater Cincinnati O.A. Intergroup. 921-1922. Hyde Park.

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EXERCISE CLASSES Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30 a.m. Anderson Hills Christian Church, $36 per month for unlimited classes. 407-9292. Anderson Township. LITERARY - SIGNINGS

Michael Banks, 6:30 p.m. Mariemont Branch Library, 3810 Pocahontas Ave. Author discusses and signs Ruth Lyons biography “Before Oprah: Ruth Lyons The Woman Who Created Talk TV.” Free. 369-4467; Mariemont.


Make a Mess at the Manatee, 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road. Semi-structured open studio led by Miss Kelli, artist-in-residence. Ages 3 and up with adult. $3. Registration required. 731-2665; Oakley. Make a Mess at the Manatee Jr. Edition, 10:30 a.m. Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road. Read picture book and create art project based on book. With Miss Kelli, artist-in-residence. Ages 2-4. $3. 731-2665. Oakley.


Taijiquan, 5:45 p.m.-7 p.m. Oakley Community Center, 3882 Paxton Ave. Beginner Taoist Tai Chi class. Free. Presented by Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA. 981-7940; Oakley.


In 2005, Kristin Chenoweth captivated Cincinnati when she performed with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. This Tony and Emmy Award-winning, Golden Globenominated, pint-sized powerhouse makes her return to Music Hall in a program packed with popular favorites, including the Broadway smash, “Wicked.” There will be performances 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15. Tickets start at $26 and are available by calling 513-381-3300 or at Legacy Dinner honoring the late Maestro Erich Kunzel to be held prior to Saturday’s performance.


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November 11, 2009


Hear what some of your friends think of you Situations crying for a prudent decision seem endless in life: how to break bad news gently; whether to punish a fault or let it go this time; how much to become further involved in a risky or flirtatious relationship; what legislation to vote for in an election that will best promote the common good, etc.? All such matters, great and small, are governed by prudence. We become a prudent and wise person not in making one prudent decision. Prudence is the acquired habit of always, or nearly always, choosing the right means to achieve morally good ends. At times it can be agonizing and demand much of us. Former Yale chaplain William Sloane Coffin said, “The first of the four cardinal virtues of the Roman Catholic Church is ‘prudentia,’ which basically means damn good thinking. Christ

came to take away our sins, not our minds.” Yes, prudence takes damn good thinking – not merely egotistically deciding what fits my agenda. If we develop prudence, it usually comes from the widest possible observation and experience of human behavior, understanding what constitutes psychological health, and a conscientious awareness of the general moral principles with which God has imbued mankind. Prudence has little correlation with book learning. Some people seem to develop it more readily, some otherwise intelligent persons appear slow to catch on, and geniuses may be totally deficient. Making prudent choices is often laborious, yet the complexities of life make it ever more necessary. Thomas Aquinas claimed

friends and other companies she contacted all r a i s e d questions about the duct Howard Ain air cleaning – Hey Howard! including whether she really had mold as the serviceman claimed. So, she called and requested a refund, but it was denied. “They said because they had already done the treatment they put it through,” said Smith. I showed Smith the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommendation about duct cleaning. It said duct cleaning has never been shown to actually prevent health problems. “I really wish I would have read this beforehand,” Smith told me. The EPA said much of the dirt and dust in air ducts simply adheres to the duct surfaces and does not necessarily enter the living space. So, it said, cleaning should be considered for only severe cases of mold, dust and debris. The EPA also said, “Pollutants that enter the home both from outdoors and

Cincinnati Opera hosts ‘Bal du Moulin Rouge’ Cincinnati Opera will present the spectaculaire 2009 Opera Ball, the “Bal du Moulin Rouge,” a French-themed black-tie affair honoring longtime Cincinnati Opera benefactors Cathy and Tom Crain, Saturday, Nov. 21. Inspired by Cincinnati Opera’s presentation of Puccini’s La Bohème in 2010, the Bal du Moulin Rouge will transport guests from the Music Hall Ballroom to the glamorous and romantic Moulin Rouge. Swaths of red, purple, and orange, glittering lights, and entertaining surprises throughout

the evening will evoke the legendary Parisian cabaret. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a French dinner at 7:30 created by Funky’s Catering. Singer/actress Naomi Emmerson takes the stage to perform as the celebrated French chanteuse, Edith Piaf. Dinner and entertainment will be followed by the “Late Night at the Moulin Rouge” after party, 10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. with dancing and a DJ. Contact Christine Reed at 768-5520 or for more information.

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Don’t let air duct cleaners clean you out A local woman says she now regrets ever responding to an ad for air duct cleaning. Although the price in the ad sounded good, she says she had no idea what she was getting herself into. What happened to her should be a cautionary tale for everyone. Nicole Smith of Fort Thomas says she now realizes she should have double-checked before agreeing to more and more duct cleaning after responding to an ad. “It said they would clean 14 vents and one return for $49.95. I was like, ‘They’re not that dirty, just kind of sweep it through and get it out of there,’ ” she said. Smith said when the serviceman arrived things were different. “He even refused to clean the ducts because he said they had to have something done. He wouldn’t do it, he said he had to treat it first,” she said. Smith ended up agreeing to a host of things. “It was treatment for a sanitizer to control germs, bacteria and feces, and a product to control mold, mildew and fungus,” she said. That, plus a whole lot more, came to $1,000. After the serviceman left,

that the central moral virtue was prudence. While love is the underlying motive for moral action, the essence of moral judgment itself is the astute and wise judgment we exercise by sifting through all the alternatives presented by the concrete world. And since the alternatives are often so complex, wise judgment is itself a skill and constitutes the virtue called prudence. So, if you hear some friends have called you the most prudent person they know, smile, don’t frown.


P r u dence is the intellectual ability to choose the r i g h t m e a n s toward a Father Lou w o r t h y Guntzelman end. Y o u Perspectives know how often we struggle with puzzling questions of how to spend our money, where to direct our time, how to handle the competing demands of our lives, how to settle differences, etc. A student may wrestle with dilemmas such as, “I think it would be more responsible to stay home and study for the test and not to go to the movies; yet, I’ve been working hard, maybe I deserve a break or find time to do both.” A judgment is called for. A prudent judgment.

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If, in your absence, some friends of yours said you were one of the most prudent people they knew – would you feel complimented or criticized? Prudence sounds a lot like “prude,” doesn’t it? So, are you offended? What is prudence, and what does it mean to be prudent? Prudence is the first of four virtues traditionally named as the most important in the ethical order. As far back as Plato and Aristotle the virtues of prudence, justice, fortitude and temperance have been praised. In “A Concise Dictionary of Theology,” Gerald Collins S. J. says that prudence “entails the capacity to translate general norms and ideals into practice.” A Christian prudence is more than a mere shrewdness to win your case or avoid harsh consequences. It’s more similar to an innate common sense.


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An easy beef stir fry, a colorful Jell-O dessert Rita’s easy stir-fry beef with green onions and tomatoes

If you want, add a handful of snow peas or bean sprouts with tomatoes and onions. 1 pound or less flank steak, thinly sliced across grain 1 ⁄4 cup or more to taste, soy sauce 1 tablespoon cornstarch 4 tomatoes cut into wedges (if they’re big, use 2) 1 bunch green onions, sliced thin Canola or peanut oil Hot cooked rice More soy if desired Combine beef, soy and cornstarch. Marinate anywhere from five minutes to a day. Film bottom of large skillet with oil. Stir fry beef in batches, adding oil as needed. Place back into skillet and add tomatoes and onions. Cook until hot. Add more soy if desired. Serve over rice.

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Funny how far a friendship can take you. Dick Herrick, a Mason reader, and I have been friends since we met at Alvey Ferguson, a conveyor company in Oakley, eons ago. I was a bilingual secretary and Dick was an interning college student. Dick’s former neighbors, the Papenhauses, have been close friends of his family for many years. That friendship and this column led Velma to me with her favorite Jell-O recipe . “Red on bottom, white in middle and green on top. Very colorful for holidays,” she said. I think Velma should invite Dick and me over to enjoy a big plateful! Velma uses a Pyrex dish, about 11-by-8.

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1 pkg. lemon Jell-O, 4 serving size 6 oz. cream cheese, softened 13⁄4 cups pineapple juice and water (pineapple juice comes from pineapple used in layer No. 3. Pour juice into measuring cup and fill with water to make 13⁄4 cups. Heat until very hot). 1 cup chopped nuts Mix Jell-O, cream cheese and juice/water until Jell-O dissolves and cream cheese is smooth. Put in refrigerator to gel just enough so nuts can be mixed in easily. Pour onto first layer. Let gel before pouring on layer No. 3.

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My editor, Lisa Mauch, is my best researcher. Here's what she found on the Web regarding Mullane’s: • In 1848, William and Mary Mullane opened a small store in the West End and began selling taffy and molasses candy. (Cincinnati Magazine) • In the 1940s, Mullane’s operated a tea shop/restaurant in the arcade of the Carew Tower. Eventually the restaurant closed and was sold, but the name Mullane's was retained and a small restaurant by that name operated on Race Street between Seventh and Eighth streets until 2004. ( • In 1959, George and Marilyn Case purchased the 111-year-old Mullane Taffy Company, which shipped its goodies all over the world, and moved it to larger quarters in Norwood. (Billboard Magazine). Mix Jell-O and water until Jell-O dissolves. Put in fridge to gel just enough so pineapple can be mixed in easily. Pour onto second layer.

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For Liza Sunnenberg, a Wyoming reader. “Years ago in Cincinnati, there was a candy company named Mullane’s Taffy. They had two kinds: opaque, like you see all around; the other was rather translucent and just a wee bit softer. The company disappeared and I would love to know how to make the translucent taffy or purchase it.” Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Or call 513-2487130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at

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Whenever I’m out and about, someone will come up and mention the column. It keeps me aware of what you want. A few weeks ago Rita I got an Heikenfeld unusual Rita’s kitchen request for e a s y , healthy meals. Now that part of the request is not unusual, but the fellow who asked is a bit unusual in that he has some ties to a pretty important “person.” Father Rob Waller, pastor at St. Andrew’s in Milford, needed healthier recipes “a bachelor like me could make.” I sent him some and I’m thinking that my little favor might result in Father Rob putting in a good word for me with the “right people.” If you have easy recipes for folks like Father Rob, please share.


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November 11, 2009


Scout soars to Eagle rank

Michael W. Perkins stands at his Eagle Scout project site at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Madeira.


Michael W. Perkins, a senior at Shroder High School, recently attained the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. This is Scouting’s highest rank and Perkins worked hard to gain this major life achievement. Perkins lives in Madisonville with his family, who are extremely proud of him. He is a member of Troop 149, in Mariemont, and has demonstrated competence in various leadership roles there, including assistant senior patrol leader and, most recently, as junior assistant Scout master at Camp Friedlander this past summer. Perkins was also selected by his Troop to attend National Youth Leadership Training at Camp Baden

Powell in Kentucky. Perkins completed this week long training in 2008. He is very grateful to his Scoutmasters and all of the adult leaders for allowing him this opportunity and many others during his membership in this Troop. Perkins has been a role model for some of the younger scouts in the Troop and is always willing to give a helping hand. Perkins loves animals and is interested in veterinary science.

Another area where Perkins has worked many Saturday mornings is at the Walnut Hills Soup Kitchen as part of his service hours. Service hours are part of the BSA program to instill, in the scouts, community values and a sense of shared responsibility to neighbors. For his Eagle Scout Project, Perkins planned and organized a large brush removal and planting job at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Madeira. November 2009

Young professionals raise funds Sale good thru November 30, 2009

The recent new “City Escape” fundraiser for Cyber Safety at the Mount Adams Pavilion was a huge success. The event was sponsored and staffed by board members of Healthy Visions, a 23-year-old, nonprofit agency that helps youth build better and safer relationships using cell phones, internet, social networking, texting and other cyber technologies. City Escape began with cocktails and appetizers at Mount Adams Pavilion. Each attendee received a “date activity” with a minimum value of $40 up to a $300 private plane ride over Cincinnati. Dates included couple massages, carriage rides, fine dining gift certificates, aquarium, museum, zoo, Reds, Cyclone, comedy club and movie tickets, gift certificates


From left are: Stace Millburg of Montgomery, principal, Arlington Heights Academy; Lucas Cole of Oakley, chief operating officer, Mindbox Studios; Kelley Long of downtown, principal, Kelley Long Financial Coaching, and Justin Wilkey of Pleasant Ridge, engineer, Procter & Gamble. to Busy Bee, a one of a kind gift store, and many others. More than 70 different types of dates were given away. City Escape was coordinated by a group of young professionals involved with Healthy Visions. “We wanted an event where we could enjoy our

friends at Mount Adams Pavilion and strengthen the relationships we already have by enjoying an evening on the town using the surprise date in our gift bag,” said Justin Wilkey, chairman of City Escape. “We were delighted with the turnout for this new event and pleased

with the $6,500 we raised for our Tech Effect program that reaches 4,000 students in Greater Cincinnati.” All proceeds benefited Healthy Visions Tech Effect, a program that teaches youth how to have safe, responsible usage of cyber technology.

Ballet tech Cincinnati celebrates Smart, Erwin Stuckey, Mike Wade, Ryan Wells, Ricardo Wilkins and others, Jazz for Lease is a fundraising benefit for ballet tech cincinnati to support its Raising the Barre Capital Campaign with a silent auction, Balloon Pops, cash bar and hors d’oeuvres. Ballet tech cincinnati moved into the former Mr. Kelley’s on Montgomery Road in Kennedy Heights two years ago, revitalizing a landmark building that had been vacant for almost 14 years. The facility now offers dance classes, provides rehearsal space for the Dance Company and per-

formance and private event venue for dance, theater, music and other community organizations. The Raising the Barre Capital Campaign seeks to raise matching funds for $250,000 in Capital Grants from the State of Ohio and City of Cincinnati to fund improvements, to create dance studios, dressing rooms, community space with Internet capability, offices and a convertible, state-of-the-art Community Theater and Public/Private Event Venue. Jazz for Lease All Star Jazz concert, a multi-generational assembly of great

musicians from our region, will come together to play the jazz classics and some of their original compositions. The show offers continuous music, with two bands alternating sets and being joined by the all star soloists and vocalists. Tickets are available now $25 in advance, $30 at the door. To purchase, call 8412822 or visit

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The Salvation Army seeks food donations it continues to rise.” In order to help those in need, the Salvation Army is reaching out to the community for an increased level of support. Those who want to help are asked to provide nonperishable food items. Canned goods, such as vegetables, fruit, cranberry sauce, and gravy, are a great help. Also, stuffing and cookie mix, boxes of instant potatoes and packages of rolls help round out the offerings. Finally, monetary donations provide gift cards to be used towards the purchase of fresh meat. Those making donations are asked to contact their local Salvation Army Community Center to arrange a dropoff. As well, monetary donations can be dropped

off at the local center, or mailed to the center. The six Salvation Army Community Centers in Greater Cincinnati include: • Batavia: 87 N. Market St., Batavia, 45103; 7326241; • Center Hill (Finneytown): 6381 Center Hill Ave., Cincinnati, 45224; 242-9100; • Citadel (Downtown): 120 E. Central Parkway, Cincinnati, 45202; 7625649; • Covington, Ky.: 1806 Scott Blvd., Covington, 41014; 859-261-0835; • Newport, Ky.: 340 W. 10th St., Newport, 41072; 859-431-1063; • West side (Price Hill): 3503 Warsaw Ave., Cincinnati, 45205; 251-1424.

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The Salvation Army in Greater Cincinnati recently announced that it is requesting food donations to support its various programs throughout the city. The non-perishable food donations will be used to address requests from its Food Pantries, as well as to fill traditional Holiday Food Baskets. “This year, the need is even greater,” said Major Ronald Foreman, divisional commander of the Salvation Army. “More families are struggling due to the economy, and the increased number of those who have become unemployed. In our local operations, we have seen requests for emergency assistance increase 30 percent over the prior year and


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Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden – needs volunteers in the volunteer education program. Volunteers will receive training, invitations to special events and a monthly newsletter, among other benefits. There are numerous volunteer opportunities now available, including: “Ask Me” Station Program, Slide Presenters Program, Tour Guide Program, Animal Handlers Program, CREW Education Program. Each area has its own schedule and requirements. Certified training is also required. Must be 18 or older and have a high school degree or GED diploma. For more information, call the zoo’s education department at 559-7752, or e-mail volunteereducator@cincinnatizoo.or g, or visit

Grailville – needs volunteers for the garden in Loveland. Volunteer days are 9 a.m. to noon selected Saturdays through November. For a complete list visit or call 683-2340. Volunteers will work in the kitchen and herb gardens. No experience is needed, volunteers may participate once or for the entire season. Volunteers should bring gloves, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, footwear that can get dirty and a snack if desired. Tools are provided. Granny’s Garden School – needs help in the garden. Granny’s is growing produce for needy families in the area, with support from the Greenfield Plant Farm. Greenfield Plant Farm donated their surplus tomato and green pepper plants to the Granny’s Garden School program. Granny is seeking help with main-


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Change a life – Volunteer to tutor an adult with low-level literacy skills or GED preparation needs. Call 621READ. Cincinnati Reads – a volunteer tutoring program working with K-4 students in Cincinnati Public Schools. Volunteers receive free training to work one-on-one with children who are struggling to read. Call 621-7323 or e-mail Jayne Martin Dressing, Clermont 20/20 – and its college access program, Clermont Educational Opportunities, offer a mentoring program that matches adults to work with a group of high school students from local high schools. Volunteers are needed to become mentors to help students stay in school and prepare to graduate with a plan for their next step. Call Terri Rechtin at 753-9222 or 673-3334 (cell) or e-mail for more information. Granny’s Garden School – Volunteers needed from 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays to work on behind-thescenes projects. Volunteers also needed to help with developing

Web pages. Call 489-7099; Granny’s Hands-on Gardening Club is looking for new gardeners, to work with garden manager Suellyn Shupe. Experienced gardeners, come to share your expertise and enjoy the company of other gardeners while supporting the Granny’s Garden School program times: 1:30-4 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The school is located at the Loveland Primary and Elementary, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. E-mail or visit Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development – Volunteers are needed for Adult Basic and Literacy Education classes and English to Speakers of Other Language classes.There are numerous sites and times available for volunteering. The next training sessions are 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4. Call 6125830. Inktank – Group looking for volunteers to help children and adults improve their skills in writing-based initiatives across the city. Call 5420195. Raymond Walters College – Needs volunteers to serve as tutors to skills enhancement students. The class meets from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays and from 5-8 p.m. Thursdays. Call 745-5691. Winton Woods City Schools – Wants to match community members who are interested in volunteering in the schools with the students. Volunteer opportunities at Winton Woods Primary North and South, middle school and high school. Volunteers who would have oneon-one contact with students outside of a classroom are required to have a background check. To volunteer, contact Gina Burnett at or 619-2301. The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s Black Achievers Program that inspires and encourages teens of color toward paths of success is looking for caring professionals who want to make a difference, and for young people who can benefit from positive adult role models. Part of a national YMCA initiative, the local program incorporates mentoring, career exploration and college readiness; and helps students develop a positive sense of self, build character, explore diverse college and career options. Volunteers, many of whom are sponsored by area companies, share their own personal insight and encouragement. Contact Program Director Darlene Murphy at the Melrose YMCA, 961-3510 or visit YMCA – The Ralph J. Stolle Countryside YMCA is looking for volunteer trail guides for school groups. Call 932-1424 or e-mail


Business Volunteers for the Arts – BVA is accepting applications from business professionals with at least three years experience, interested in volunteering their skills within the arts community. Projects average six to eight months in length and can range from marketing or accounting to Web design or planning special events. A one-day training program is provided to all accepted applicants. Call 8712787. Center for Independent Living Options – Seeking volunteers to staff Art Beyond Boundaries, gallery for artists with disabilities. Volunteers needed noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 241-2600. Cincinnati Museum Center – Needs volunteers to work in all three museums, the Cincinnati History Museum, the Museum of Natural History and Science and the Cinergy Children’s Museum, and special exhibits. Call 287-7025.




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American Diabetes Association – Seeks volunteers in its area office located downtown for clerical support, filling requests for educational materials from phone requests, data entry, special events support and coordinating the Health Fair. Call 759-9330. American Heart Association – Volunteers needed to assist with the American Heart Association’s cause campaigns, Power to End Stroke, Go Red For Women, Start!, and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Assignments include clerical work, event specific duties and community outreach. Contact the American Heart Association at 281-4048 or e-mail Bethesda North Hospital – Seeks volunteer musicians for music therapy, featuring soothing music. Call 871-0783 or e-mail Also openings for volunteers in various areas. Call 745-1164. Captain Kidney Educational Program – Needs volunteers one or more mornings or afternoons a month during the school year to educate children in first through sixth grades about kidney function and disease. Training provided. Call

961-8105. Clermont Recovery Center – Needs volunteers to fill positions on the board of trustees. Clermont County residents interested in the problem of alcohol or drug abuse, especially persons in long-term recovery and their family members, are encouraged to apply. Contact Barbara Adams Marin, CQI manager and communications coordinator, at 735-8123 or, Kim King, administrative assistant at 7358144. Crossroads Hospice – Seeking volunteers to assist terminally ill patients and their families. Call 793-5070. Destiny Hospice – is seeking caring and compassionate people to make a difference in the life of a person living with terminal illness. No special skills or experience needed; simply a willingness to help provide comfort and support. Orientation is scheduled to fit the volunteer’s schedule. Opportunities are available throughout the Cincinnati, Middletown and Butler County area. Contact Anne at 5546300, or Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care – is seeking volunteers in all Greater Cincinnati communities. Evercare provides care for those facing end-of-life issues and personal support to their families. Volunteers needed to visit with patients and/or assist in administrative and clerical tasks. Volunteers may provide care wherever a patient resides, whether in a private home or nursing facility. Call 1-888-866-8286 or 682-4055. Heartland Hospice – is seeking people with an interest in serving terminally ill clients and their families. Volunteers are needed for special projects such as crochet, knitting, making cards and lap robes, as well as making visits to patients. Training is provided to fit volunteers’ schedules. Call Jacqueline at 731-6100, and Shauntay 8315800 for information. Hospice of Southwest Ohio – Seeks volunteers to help in providing hospice services, Call 770-0820, ext. 111 or e-mail Hoxworth Blood Center – Hoxworth is recruiting people to help during community blood drives and blood donation centers in the area. Positions include: Blood drive hosts, greeters, blood donor recruiters and couriers. Call Helen Williams at 558-1292 or The Jewish Hospital – 4777 E. Galbraith Road, Kenwood, needs adult volunteers to assist at the front window in the pharmacy and also to assist with clerical duties, sorting patient mail, etc. They also need volunteers to assist staff in the family lounge and information desk and a volunteer is also needed in the Cholesterol Center, 3200 Burnet Ave., to perform clerical duties. Shifts are available 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Volunteers receive a free meal ticket for each day he or she volunteers four or more hours, plus free parking. Call 686-5330. The hospital also needs adult volunteers to assist MRI staff and technologists at the reception desk of the Imaging Department in the Medical Office Building, located across from the hospital at 4750 East Galbraith Road. Volunteers are also needed to assist staff in the family lounge and at the information desk in the main hospital. Shifts are available Monday through Friday. Call 686-5330. Mercy Hospital Anderson – Seeks volunteers for the new patient services team, the Patient Partner Program. This team will provide volunteers with the opportunity to interact directly with the patients on a non-clinical level. Volunteers will receive special training in wheelchair safety, infection control, communication skills, etc. The volunteers will assist in the day-to-day non clinical functions of a nursing unit such as reading or praying with the patient; playing cards or watching TV with the patient; helping the patient select meals; running an errand; cutting the patient’s food. Call the Mercy Hospital Anderson Volunteer Department at 624-4676 to inquire about the Patient Partner Program. Wellness Community – Provides free support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones. Volunteers needed to work at special events, health fairs, bulk mailings and other areas. Visit and click on “volunteer” to sign up. Call 791-4060, ext. 19.


Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati – Seeking volunteer campaign assistant to plan workplace employee giving campaigns and campaign project support volunteers to assist with campaigns. Call 475-0475 or e-mail No experience necessary – Seeking volunteers to help with autism program based on the book “SonRise” by Barry Neil-Kaufman. No experience necessary. Call 2311948. SCORE-Counselors to America’s

Small Business – A non-profit association seeking experienced business people to counsel others who are or wish to go into business. Call 684-2812 or visit Tristate Volunteers – For adults of all ages, supporting some of the best-known events in the area. Call 766-2002, ext. 4485, visit or email U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary– The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary supports the U.S. Coast Guard (MSD Cincinnati) in Homeland Security, marine environmental protection, radio watch standing and Marine events, such as Tall Stacks and the WEBN Fireworks all without pay. They also teach Ohio Boating Safety, boating/seamanship and give free boat safety checks per the Ohio, Kentucky or Indian regulations. To volunteer, call 554-0789 or e-mail Youth In Planning – Teen volunteers needed for network project to inform communities about public planning. Visit or e-mail


Anderson Senior Center – needs volunteers to teach computer courses in the evening. Computer sessions in basic computer instruction, intermediate computer instruction run once a week for five weeks. Instructors are also needed to teach one time classes of buying on ebay, digital photo, simple excel. The center has a baby grand piano and is in need of someone to play from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Call Libby Feck at 474-3100. Clermont Senior Services – invites area residents to get to know seniors in their communities by engaging in the Meals-on-Wheels and Friendly Neighbors/Shoppers programs. Volunteer opportunities are available in the Milford, Loveland, Union and Miami townships, Owensville, and Batavia Township. Call volunteer coordinator Sharon Brumagem at 536-4060. Meals on wheels – Seeks volunteers to deliver meals for Sycamore Senior Center’s program in the Loveland, Blue Ash, Indian Hill, Montgomery, Sycamore Township, Symmes Township and West Chester areas. Call 984-1234 or 686-1013. To volunteer in Mount Washington or Anderson Township, call 474-3100.

Social Services

American Cancer Society – Seeks volunteers for office help, assistance in resale shop, new recruits for the Young Professionals group, Relay For Life team captains, cancer survivors to help with support groups and more. Call 1-888-ACS-OHIO. Cincinnati Association for the Blind – Seeks volunteers in all areas, especially drivers available during the day. Weekend and evening hours also available. Call at 4874217. Clovernook Center for the Blind – contact Charlene Raaker, coordinator of volunteer services at 522-2661 or for volunteer opportunities. Council on Child Abuse – Looking for volunteers who care about babies and their families. Volunteers will reinforce positive ways to manage infant crying and distribute information on the dangers of shaking babies. Call 936-8009. The Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Division of the March of Dimes – needs office volunteers. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. MondayFriday, at 10806 Kenwood Road in Blue Ash. Contact Carol Panko at or call 769-3588. Inter Parish Ministry has a variety of volunteer jobs available – work in the Choice Pantry, help in the office, organize and sort clothing for client families or help with special events. Also needs volunteers to assist with its Elder Ministry program at a local nursing home. Volunteers help residents play bingo on Monday afternoons for about an hour. Contact Connie at 561-3932 or visit for more information. Lighthouse Youth Services – needs volunteer receptionist/development assistant three to five days a week in the morning. The development assistant will answer phones, greet visitors, manage the front desk, assist with mailings and other responsibilities as requested. Call Tynisha Worthy at 487-7151, e-mail The office is at 1501 Madison Road, second floor. Outreach Programs – Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Programs of Cincinnati Inc. provides community education, referrals, interventions, assessments, short-term counseling, advocacy, training, community outreach and substance abuse prevention training. Call 6365459.


November 11, 2009

RELIGION 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.

Linwood Baptist Church

The church invites the community to participate in a Christmas Talent Show Sunday, Dec. 6, to benefit the church’s Camp Kirkwood ministry. Sing, tell a story/joke, play an instrument, do a skit, (any Christmas-themed/family-friendly/sanctuary-appropriate talent). Pre-show dinner is at 6 p.m. and is free of charge. Call 871-8642 to sign up your “act.” The church is at 4808 Eastern Ave., Linwood; 231-4912.

Truelight Missionary Baptist Church

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

Our Lady Of The Holy Spirit Center

Take a Theological Tour through Church Music History from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 28 through Nov. 18. Learn where Catholic church music comes from, what styles have been used and what may be used in the future, and why we need a diversity of music. A free-will donation is accepted. Call 351-9800 to register. The center is hosting an evening with an exorcist: Father Tom Euteneuer will discuss his upcoming book “Exorcism and the Church Militant,” Thursday, Nov. 12. Mass begins at 6 p.m. with the talk immediately afterwards. Donations are accepted. The center is at 5440 Moeller Ave., Norwood; 351-9800.

desserts and beverages. The cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children ages 10 and under. Carryout is available. Visit The church is at 8119 Clough Pike; 474-2237.

mation, call the Registrar’s Office at 231-2223, or e-mail or visit The address is 6616 Beechmont Ave., Mount Washington; 2312223.

Anderson Hills United Methodist

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

A Newcomers Class is 9:45 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays through Dec. 3 at the church. This is a group for women who are new to the Cincinnati area, who are interested in Christian fellowship with other newcomers. The class reads and discusses Susan Miller’s book, “After the Boxes Are Unpacked: Moving On After Moving In.” The group is open to all women, whether you’ve been here two weeks or two years; you need not be a church member to attend. Childcare is available by reservation. Contact Sue at 233-9556 or for more info or to enroll. The book is provided at cost; no charge for the class. The church is hosting a Healing and Wholeness Service at 6 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month. It is a special prayer service for those seeking God’s hand in times of physical, emotional and spiritual troubles. The church is offering a Cancer Support Hotline. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance with a cancer diagnosis, call the church’s Cancer Support Hotline (231-4172) to talk to a cancer survivor or caregiver. The church is at 7515 Forest Road, Anderson Township; 231-4172;

Mission Maniacs (children kindergarten-sixth grades) will meet from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15. Memory candles will be made for families that have lost loved ones during the year. Hannah Circle will go to The Sherman House Restaurant & Inn (Batesville, Ind.) for lunch Tuesday, Nov. 17. Depart from the church at 9:30 a.m. and return by 2 p.m. Call the church for details. Mother/Daughter Circle will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, in the church kitchen to make gingerbread houses. Call the church to make a reservation. Watch for Cookies and Santa from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. The event features games, crafts, clowns, refreshments and have your picture taken with Santa. It is free. Kids Morning Out is from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday through Thursday. It is open to children 6 months-kindergarten. The cost is $10 for one child and $15 for families of two or more. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 791-3142;

Connections Christian Church

Epiphany United Methodist Church

Worship times are: Contemporary worship at 5 p.m. Saturdays, contemporary worship at 9 a.m. Sundays and traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. The church will host DivorceCare at 7 p.m. Wednesday evenings beginning Dec. 2. If you have, or are going through a divorce, this class, led by Tom Kyle and April Office, offers hope and healing. Make your reservation by contacting Pastor Lisa, 677-9866. ext. 202. The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 6779866.

Faith Christian Fellowship Church

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

First Baptist Church of Anderson Hills

The church is hosting Family Movie Matinee at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. They will show “The Santa Clause” to usher in the holiday. Everyone is invited to this free event. Make this a part of your holiday activities. Call 474-2441 for information. The church is at 1674 Eight Mile Road, Anderson Township; 4742441.

The church is hosting its 26th annual Turkey Dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. The homemade menu features turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls,

Registrations are now being accepted for the Winter Quarter (Nov. 30Feb. 20) at the Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary. Registrations received after Nov. 20 must be accompanied by a late fee of $30. Among the courses open to the public are: New Testament Scriptures, Christology, Catholic Social Teaching, Beginnings of Prophecy, Parish Support for Family Life, Hebrews, History of Israel, Church History: Key Issues and Eras, American Catholic Experience and Priesthood in the Fathers. Classes are scheduled days and evenings and may be taken for graduate credit or audit. The Athenaeum has a Senior Citizens Rate (65 and older) of $75 per audit hour for graduate courses, which is half the regular cost of auditing a course. For more infor-

The church has contemporary worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. The church is hosting “Life’s Healing Choices for Women,” a one-day conference with Sandra Morgenthal PCC, S, CCFC, RN, of Professional Pastoral-Counseling Institute, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. She will share on topics that are pertinent to women’s needs for this day in society. Topics include: Nurturing Relationship Skills, Answers for Anxiety and Depression, Compassion for Grief and Loss, and Caring Like Christ in Culture. There is a fee of $15 per person for the day. Included in the cost of registration is a copy of the book “Life’s Healing Choices,” a catered lunch and child care. Registration is required by Nov. 6. Call 791-8348 or e-mail The church is at 7421 East Galbraith Road, Madeira; 791-8348.

The church is hosting “DivorceCare: Surviving the Holidays” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, in the Community Room of the Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road. It is a helpful, encouraging seminar for people facing the holidays after a separation or divorce. Space is limited to the first 50 adults; pre-registration is required. There is no charge for this event. Topics to be discussed include “Why the Holidays Are Tough,” “What Emotions to Expect,” “How to Plan and Prepare,” “How to Handle Uncomfortable Situations” and “Using the Holidays to Help You Heal.” Those who attend will receive a free book with more than 30 daily readings providing additional insights and ideas on holiday survival. Child







Anderson Hills Christian Church

2021 Sutton Ave


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 Handicapped Accessible

Athenaeum of Ohio

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

Church of God

8290 Batavia-Pike - Route 32

BAPTIST Hyde Park Baptist Church Michigan & Erie Ave

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

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

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

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


100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052 Sunday 7:45am Rite I Eucharist 9:00am Rite 2 Eucharist For All People 11:15am Rite 2 Choral Eucharist Childcare Provided for all Eucharists


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

Sunday Service 10:30am Cincinnati Country Day School 272-5800

Indian Hill Episcopal Presbyterian Church 6000 Drake Rd Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 Sunday Worship 8am & 10:30am Sunday School 10:30am Youth 7 & 8th grade 9:15am Youth 9 & 12th grade 11:45am Phone 561-6805 Fax 561-0894

Montgomery Community Church


7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery (East of I-71 on Pfeiffer Rd) Worship Schedule 10:00 a.m. Worship and Holy Communion Baby sitter provided Pastor: Josh Miller

Good Shepherd (E LCA)

7701 Kenwood Rd.


(across from Kenwood Towne Centre) Saturday night at 5:00 and Sunday morning at 8:00, 9:00, 9:30 & 11:00am Pastors: Larry Donner, Pat Badkey, Jesse Abbott

Cell biologist, author and lecturer, Ursula Goodenough, will present two talks on religious naturalism Saturday, Nov. 21 at the church. Her presentations will offer a day for participants to further explore concepts about science and religion. Goodenough will present two different lectures. At 10:30 a.m., she will discuss “Are You a Religious Naturalist without Knowing It.” Her afternoon talk, “Darwin and the Sacred”, will begin at 1 p.m. A box lunch will be available during the break between talks. Advance registration is strongly recommended as seating is limited. Reservations may be made by sending a check for $10 per person to Mount Washington Presbyterian Church, 6474 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230 or by calling the church at 231-2650. Indicate if a vegetarian lunch is preferred when registering. Registration deadline is Monday, Nov. 16. The church is at 6474 Beechmont Ave.; 231-2650.

New Church of Montgomery

The church conducts worship at 10:30 a.m., Sundays and Divine Providence Study Group the first four Sundays of the month from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The church is located at 9035 E. Kemper Road, Montgomery; 4899572.

Zion Lutheran Church

Worship services are held weekly at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., both services offer nursery care and children’s church is available for the 11 a.m. service. A variety of interesting Christian education opportunities are offered for young children, youth, high schoolers and adults at 9:45 a.m., between worship services each week. The church is at 1175 Birney Lane, Mount Washington; 231-2253.


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. Youth Fellowship (grade 7-12), 6-8pm.


Nursery Care Provided

Building Homes Relationships & Families Sundays 9:15am & 10:45am

8221 Miami Rd. (corner of Galbraith)


NEW 9:30am Service -Innovative & High energy

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.) email: Sunday School 9 AM & 10:30 AM Sunday Worship 9 AM & 10:30 AM Child Care provided 10:30AM

Rev. Robert Roberts, Pastor

MT. WASHINGTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6365 Corbly Road 513-231-3946 Rev. Thomas A. Gaiser Sunday Worship 10:45am Adult Sunday School 9:30am Children’s Sunday School 10:45am Visitors Welcomed "A Family in Christ and a Beacon of God’s Love for Over 150 Years"

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St. Paul Community United Methodist Church

St. Paul Church services are 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. for Traditional Worship and 9:30 a.m. for Contemporary Worship with Praise Band. Childcare is provided for all services. The church is continuing the series, “Tell Me Why? Answering Life’s Biggest Questions” Sunday, Nov. 15, with the sermon, “Why Do Things Seem So Bad, If God Really Cares?” It is based on the scripture reading Romans 8:18-39. The church is at 8221 Miami Road, Madeira; 891-8181;

St. Gertrude School 1934-2009

Celebrating 75 years of Academic Excellence in the Dominican Tradition


Wednesday, Nov. 11 9am to 2pm & 7-8pm Sunday, Jan. 24 12-3pm

-Half-Day 4-Yr-Old Pre-K, 3 & 5 days -Half or full-day Kindergarten -Grades 1-8 -After Care Program

Can’t make our open house? Call Judy to schedule your tour: 6543 Miami Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45243 513-561-8020


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

Looking for a Church That Loves Kids? Looking for Acceptance & Mercy?

vineyard eastgate community church Located @ 1005 Old S.R. 74 (@ Tealtown Rd. in Eastgate)

Sunday Services 8:30, 10:00 & 11:30 AM


Traditonal Services 8:45 & 11:00am Sunday School 9:30 & 11:00am

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301

About religion

Community Church

8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 "Finding God Through Jack and Jill: When the Well Runs Dry"

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


NorthStar Vineyard

Sr. Pastor Mark Rowland Ann Luzader, Mike Carnevale

Sunday Worship 8am & 9:30am

Mount Washington Presbyterian Church

7515 Forest Rd. at Beechmont Ave 231-4172

Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am INDIAN HILL Episcopal Presbyterian Church 6000 Drake Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 Phone 513-561-6805 Fax 513-561-0894

care through sixth grade will be provided during the event starting at 10:30 a.m. at Montgomery Community Church (11251 Montgomery Road). Pre-registration for child care is required. To pre-register, call Mendy Maserang at 5872437 or e-mail The church is at 11251 Montgomery Road; 489-0892.

Eastern Hills Press

PRESBYTERIAN MADEIRA SILVERWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8000 Miami Ave. 791-4470 Contemporary Worship 9:00 am

Church School for Everyone 10:10 am

NON-DENOMINATIONAL Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith Cincinnati, OH 45243

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

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


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


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

Traditional Worship 11:15 am Child Care available at all times


2710 Newtown Rd. 231-8634 Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m. Sunday School classes and nursery care for children and youth

“One Church, Many Paths”

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST United Church of Christ in Oakley

4100 Taylor Ave 871-3136 E-Mail Judy Jackson, Pastor

Sunday Worship 10:00am Adult Bible Study 9:00am, Youth Sunday School 10:00am Childcare provided for Infants and Toddlers “Partners with Jesus in the Community and the World”


Eastern Hills Press

November 11, 2009


Campaign staff and volunteers of the Citizens for Your Library’s Future hold up hand-made signs to thank Hamilton County residents for their support of Issue 7.


Library levy

Campaign staff and volunteers of the Citizens for Your Library’s Future hold up hand-made signs to thank Hamilton County residents for their support of Issue 7 last week. Kim Fender, executive director of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton, said, “We have been overwhelmed and deeply touched by the support of Hamilton County voters, especially in these difficult economic times.”


Kim Fender, executive director of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton addresses the crowd on Election Night.


“Throughout the levy campaign and into the voting booth, Hamilton County residents have shown tremendous support for the Library and the levy,” said Kim Fender, Executive Director of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton. “We have been overwhelmed and deeply touched by the support of Hamilton County voters, especially in these difficult economic times.” PROVIDED.

Levy Campaign Chair Bill Moran offered his appreciation to all of the many volunteers who contributed to the campaign’s success and to the community for its support. Library Board President Betsy LaMacchia thanked Moran for his outstanding leadership in running a successful campaign.

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




Fred Martin Goebel, born 1944, building code violation, 3245 Erie Ave., Oct. 24. Garrett Monroe, born 1991, drug abuse, criminal trespass, fail to comply with police, obstruction official business, 3582 Vista Ave., Oct. 28. Gregory J Poulin, born 1973, drug abuse, trafficking, 2348 Grandin Road, Oct. 28. Aaron Faulk, born 1965, breaking and entering, 4707 Glenshade Ave., Oct. 26. Dawaun Wallace, born 1979, drug possession, 6022 Madison Road, Oct. 31. Dedric D Smith, born 1980, domestic violence, possession of drugs, Oct. 30. Jamie Blair, born 1984, possession drug paraphernalia, falsification, 5006 Whetsel Ave., Oct. 29. Tim Murphy, born 1959, criminal damage or endanger, 6813 Vinewood Ave., Oct. 28. Dawn Rice, born 1971, disorderly conduct, 5334 Ravenna St., Oct. 29. Erin J Davis, born 1984, aggravated robbery, 5001 Kenwood Road, Oct. 28. Reginald Mosley, born 1958, domestic violence, Oct. 27. Tanisha N Poellnitz, born 1978, theft $300 to $5000, 5225 Madison Road, Oct. 28. Amy Combs, born 1975, theft under $300, 3760 Paxton Ave., Oct. 26. Julie Bates, born 1981, theft under $300, 4825 Marburg Ave., Oct. 28. Steven Johnson, born 1988, theft under $300, 2727 Madison Road, Oct. 30. Ricky L Jenkins, born 1956, possession open flask, 6030 Ridge Ave., Oct. 29.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated burglary

4812 Glenshade Ave., Oct. 29. 2175 Madison Road, Oct. 30. 2365 Madison Road, Nov. 1. 4722 Stewart Ave., Oct. 26.

Breaking and entering

3357 Arrow Ave., Oct. 27. 3409 Michigan Ave., Nov. 1. 3425 Michigan Ave., Oct. 23. 3827 Paxton Ave., Oct. 30. 4707 Glenshade Ave., Oct. 26. 5583 Ridge Ave., Oct. 24. 6010 Montgomery Road, Oct. 25. 701 Tusculum Ave., Oct. 28.


2777 Observatory Ave., Oct. 29. 2801 Linwood Ave., Oct. 27. 2840 Victoria Ave., Oct. 26. 3401 Brotherton Road, Oct. 29. 3643 Zumstein Ave., Oct. 31. 3711 Anioton Court, Oct. 29. 4539 Whetsel Ave., Oct. 26. 486 Stanley Ave., Oct. 31. 4910 Glenshade Ave., Nov. 1. 5711 Bramble Ave., Oct. 29. 5711 Bramble Ave., Oct. 29. 5719 Luhn Ave., Oct. 23. 5728 Arnsby Place, Oct. 27. 5801 Peabody Ave., Nov. 1. 6700 Roe St., Oct. 30.

Grand theft

1238 Hayward Ave., Oct. 30. 3500 Madison Road, Oct. 27. 3524 Edwards Road, Oct. 27. 3848 Paxton Ave., Oct. 27. 3924 Isabella Ave., Oct. 23. 4003 Eastern Ave., Oct. 23. 4964 Charlemar Drive, Oct. 26. 5424 Ravenna St., Oct. 29. 6255 Orchard Lane, Oct. 26. 735 Delta Ave., Oct. 26.

About police reports

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


2917 Losantiridge Ave.: Barbour Vincent J. to Cincy Holdings LLC; $25,000. 3897 Miami Run: Dinneny Margaret to Hatcher Arthur A. Tr & Joan R. Tr; $195,500. 4002 Blaney Ave.: Blaney Avenue Apartments LLC to Blaney Avenue Apartments LLC; $551,300. 5516 Ehrling Road: Jones Climmie L. Sr. to Jones Paul E. ; $100. 6842 Hurd Ave.: Liquid Equity LLC to Huntington National Bank The; $38,000.


3192 Golden Hollow Ave.: Thompson Brian J. & Heather M. Bowman to Coffaro Joseph A.; $425,000.


Vehicle used without consent at 6823 Buckingham Place, Oct. 23.



Road, Oct. 22.

Unauthorized use of motor vehicle


Shawn Casada, 38, 2261 Harper Ave., disorderly conduct, Oct. 17. James Clark, 47, 3190 Cobblestone Lane, operating vehicle under influence, Oct. 18. Adriene Fitzhugh, 41, 11381 Kenn Road, income tax violation, Oct. 16. Farrah F. Jones, 32, 6323 Salem, contempt of court, Oct. 10. Alan Vannatter, 45, 3824 Watterson, income tax violation, Oct. 16. Benjamin Domingo, 41, 7322 Bazer, disorderly conduct, Oct. 17. Marcus Berry, 37, 3966 Standish Ave., driving under suspension, Oct. 21.



Gerald Derrickson, 21, 7011 Rembold, child endangerment, Oct. 15. Timothy Stephens, 46, 4605 Port Union, drug possession, Oct. 21. Carl Foltz, 29, 644 Minor Ave., drug possession, Oct. 21. Brian Smith, 31, 638 Holiday, drug abuse, Oct. 22. Louis Bok, 30, 2 Serena Drive, drug possession, Oct. 22. Stephen Seta, 30, 4138 Langland, drug paraphernalia, drug possession, Oct. 22. Juvenile, 17, obstructing official business, Oct. 23.

Incidents/investigations Domestic violence At Rembold, Oct. 15.


Incidents/investigations Attempted breaking and entering

Attempt made to enter Terrace Park Swim Club at, Oct. 20. Tree fell on vehicle at 735 Park Ave., Oct. 23.


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1815 William H. Taft Road: Orourke Paulette F to Canady Donald & Martina D.; $79,900 . East Walnut Hills 2200 Victory Parkway: Kdc-Victory Parkway LLC to Christensen Dorothy & Jeffrey Poplis; $369,000. 2356 Park Ave.: Verona Historic Residences LLC to Adams David H. Tr; $208,187.


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November 11, 2009

3989 Simpson Ave.: Fannie Mae to Ahlert David L.; $45,500.


2444 Madison Road: More Diane B. Tr to Gardner Elaine; $148,000. 2842 Grandin Hollow Lane: Woodward I. Joyce to Baumann William T. & Katherine; $775,000. 3 Field Lane: Paulsen C. Richard to Walter Kari; $786,100. 3524 Saybrook Ave.: Hudson Richard A. to Schwab Jason A.; $259,900. 3581 Vista Ave.: Fiorina T. Bret @4 to Mazziotti Debbie S.; $159,900.


3623 Archer Ave.: Weikert Chad & Julie to Bishop Somer L.; $295,000. 4730 Wilmer Court: K. M. J. Management Co Ltd. to Kroeger Bonita L.; $46,000.


4539 Plainville Road: 4539 Plainville Road LLC to Baldwin Darren M.;

If you’re looking for buyers, you’re in the right neighborhood. To place an ad call 513.242.4000 or 859.283.7290, or visit

About real estate transfers

Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. $105,000. 5550 Dunning Place: Adams Jacob W. to Ken Nancy E. ; $70,000. 5609 Hidden St.: Adams Jacob W. to Ken Nancy E. ; $70,000. 6520 Roe St.: Blackwell Amanda to Koroly Brandon J.; $116,000.


1183 Beverly Hill Drive: National Residential Nominee Services Inc. to Meadows Greg M. & Angela M.; $326,000. 1185 Beverly Hill Drive: National Residential Nominee Services Inc. to Meadows Greg M. & Angela M.; $326,000.

Notice of Public Auction In accordance with the provisions of State Law, there being due and unpaid charges for which the undersigned is entitled to satisfy an owner’s lien of goods hereinafter described and stored at Uncle Bob’s Self-Storage location(s) listed below. And, due notice has been given, to the owner of said property and all parties known to claim an interest therein, and the time specified in such notice for payment of such having expired, the goods will be sold at public auction at the below stated location(s) to the highest bidder or otherwise disposed of on Monday, November 23, 2009 at 1:00 P.M. at 2950 Robertson Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45209, 513-631-0290. William Hentz, 1 5 2 6 Knowiton St. Cinn, OH 45223;Household goods; E r i c Pride, 8258B Fourworlds Dr. #9, Cinti, OH 45231; Boxes, Landscap ing Equip.; R u t h R o b i n s o n , P.O. Box 12361, Cinti, OH 45212; Household goods, boxes, TV’s or stereo equip.; Julie A. Skidmore, 3622 Paxton Ave. # 2, Cinti, OH 45208; Furniture, boxes, TV’s, stereo equip., appliances. 513323


2933 Minot Ave.: Finck Jason to Anacker Matthew T. & Megan E. Pickard; $265,000. 3117 Celeron Ave.: Stilger James A. to Schroeder Mark J. & Sheila D.; $165,000. 3858 Drakewood Drive: Palermo Thomas M. & Julia B. to Shaw Kyle T.; $317,000. 3878 Hyde Park Ave.: Hoffman Brian & Bennett to Keane Ryan M.; $217,000. 4041 Taylor Ave.: Zix Carole R. & Sunny L. to Carroll William G.;

$120,000. 4205 Ballard Ave.: Reilley Helen M. to Stedke Seth; $85,000. 5047 Eastwood Circle: Martin Martha S. to Wood Christopher J.; $137,500.


2407 May St.: Dunn Feltus & Martha M. to Dr J. W. Jones Center; $11,300. 2415 May St.: Dunn Feltus to Dr J. W. Jones Center; $7,700. 2700 Ashland Ave.: Schoolhouse Lofts Limited Partnership to Myres Melissa M.; $213,000.

PUBLIC NOTICE Cornerstone Christian Academy, located at 4255 Ashland Ave. in Norwood, Ohio has requested a nonpublic school charter from the Ohio Department of Education. Any persons having knowledge of racial discriminatory practices in the recruitment of students, admissions, employment, scholarships/loans/fee waivers, educational programs, or athletics/extracurricular activities should contact the Ohio Department of Education, Center for School Options & Finance, Nonpublic Educational Options Programs, 25 South Front Street, Mail Stop 710, Columbus, Ohio 43215. 1001513167

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Vehicle theft

2866 Madison Road, Oct. 27. 4900 Charlemar Drive, Oct. 23.


COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

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Tracy Fraley, 27, 4434 Ridge View Ave., theft at 3430 Highland Ave., Oct. 17. Jamiel Saleem, 55, theft at 3240 Highland Ave., Oct. 16. Bonnie Smith, 39, 4434 Ridgenew Ave., theft at 3430 Highland Ave., Oct. 17.

Victim struck at 5630 Viewpointe, Oct. 11.


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BUSINESS UPDATE Silva promoted

Merchants Bank and Trust, a community bank with a branch at 3442 Edwards Road in Hyde Par, has promoted Paul C. Silva to president. Silva joined Merchants Bank in 2004 as chief lending officer after 20 years experience in the banking industry. He earned a B.A. in business from the College of

Mount Saint Joseph and an MBA from Xavier University. He also serves as president of the Silva local chapter of Financial Executives International and is active in several charitable organizations. Silva lives in Anderson Township.

REUNIONS Goshen High School Class of 1979 – is having its 30 year class reunion Saturday, Nov. 21, at Valley Vineyards, 2276 E. US 22 and 3, Morrow, Ohio. Meet and greet is from 6-7 p.m. Dinner and DJ is from 7-11 p.m. No charge for meet and greet. Dinner and DJ is $30 per person. Make checks payable to Goshen High School Class of 1979, P.O. Box 27, Lebanon, Ohio 45036, c/o Debi Wallace. For questions, Contact Kim Cook at 967-1169, Debi Wallace at 673-1973, Diana Mohring at, Denise McFadden at, Nina Ross at 545-6289 or, or Tim Johnson at 824-2353, or Our Lady of Victory Class of 1974 – is having its 35th reunion at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at St. Simon Church, Fr. Plagge Hall. Cost is $25 per person or $45 couple. Beer, wine, snacks and food will be available. Classmates that need to be located: Bruce Bruno, Paula Dietrich, Kim Meier, and Mary Ann Owens McCrillis. RSVP no later than Nov. 1 to any one of the following: Denise Emmett: 702-9077, Karen Wuebbling Sutthoff 738-4138, Kim Lynch Breitenbach 484-4913,


November 11, 2009

Mary Pat McQuaide 922-8021, Suzette Brucato Timmer 9227085, or visit the class’ reunion page at St. Dominic Class of 1988 – reunion is being rescheduled for the fall at a date and place to be determined. E-mail Angela (Fischer) Seiter at for information. Princeton High School Class of 1970 – will have its 40th reunion on June 25 and 26. A buffet is planned for 7-11 p.m., Friday June 25, at Raffel’s Banquet Hall in Evendale. The class will also meet from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., at Sharon Woods, on Saturday, June 26, at Cardinal Crest camp site for a cookout. All classmates should contact Jim Young at or Janice (Renner) Wilkins at Talawanda High School classes of 1964 and 1965 – are having a 45th reunion for 1965 and 46th reunion for 1964, July 23, 24 and 25, in Oxford, Ohio. Specific planning will take place in November, but initial contacts can be made to Alice Anderson Wedding at, on, or at 831-0336. Anyone is welcome to help plan.




Taft Museum of Art names new director The Taft Museum of Art recently announced the appointment of Deborah Emont Scott as museum director and chief executive officer. Scott, who begin work at the Taft Nov. 9, will be the museum’s sixth director in its 77-year history. Scott was recently chief curator at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Mo., a post she held since 1998. Prior to that she served as the Sanders Sosland Curator of Twentieth Century Art at the Nelson-Atkins Museum. As chief curator overseeing a staff of 24 professionals, Scott has extensive experience in all aspects of curatorial work and museum management from interpreting permanent collections to planning and selecting major exhibitions to developing educational outreach programs. An expert in contemporary art with a deep appreciation of earlier periods, Scott organized numerous exhibitions while curator of twentieth century art at the NelsonAtkins, including those featuring

artists Louise Bourgeois, Julian Schnabel and Gerhard Richter. “Given her professionalism and extensive curatorial, programming and fundraising experience in the setting of an important Midwestern museum, Deborah is an ideal choice to lead the Taft,” said Paul Chellgren, chairman of the Taft’s board of directors. Chellgren led a search committee comprising representatives of the board of directors, docents, staff and other museum constituencies. After an extensive search process that began in March, the committee returned a unanimous vote in favor of Scott last week. “It is an honor and privilege to lead one of America’s finest small museums,” said Scott. “With its world-renowned collection, its outstanding architecture and gardens and its award-winning educational programs, the Taft Museum of Art plays a key role in the cultural landscape of Cincinnati and the Tris-

tate. My family and I look forward to joining this wonderful community.” A graduate of Livingston College of Rutgers University, Scott worked at the Allen Memorial Art Museum while in graduate school at Oberlin College (Ohio), where she earned a master’s degree in history of art. She has also worked at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art where she was curator and acting director. A frequent panelist for both the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, Scott is also a graduate of the Getty Leadership Institute. The Taft Museum of Art is at 316 Pike St., in downtown Cincinnati. The Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for students and seniors, and free for children under 18. The Caf is open for lunch Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Free onsite parking is available. More information at

Ohio Valley Voices celebrates 10 years The 2009-2010 school year commemorates Ohio Valley Voices 10 years as a non-profit program serving deaf and hearing-impaired children in the Cincinnati area. Ohio Valley Voices is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with “A Night of Old Hollywood Glamour” at the Redmoor in Mount Lookout Square. The event will be from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27. Guests will enjoy old

Hollywood entertainment, a sit-down dinner and music from Leroy Ellington and the E- Funk Band. “This is a celebration,” said Event Chair Nancy Kaufman, of Huntington Bank. “Ohio Valley Voices has worked hard to be where they are today. They started out in a small office behind a church and are now servicing hundreds of area deaf children and their families.” The program began in 1999 when three local fam-

ilies wanted their young deaf children to speak and to understand speech. Through their actions, Ohio Valley Voices opened its doors in the summer of 2000. Ohio Valley Voices has since taught hundreds of deaf children to speak and be understood. The program has transitioned more than 55 deaf children back into their community schools. “Each of our graduates is sitting along side their hearing peers,” Executive Direc-

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