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Sound of music
ANDERSON TWP. – The sound of music will soon emanate from Anderson High School. The 34th annual Band Expo will be 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at the school, 7560 Forest Road. Marching bands from throughout the state, including the Turpin and Anderson high school marching bands, will participate. FULL STORY, A4
ANDERSON TWP. – The Forest Hills Local School District will discuss the financial future of the district, including the possibility of placing an operating levy on the ballot in 2012, at an upcoming meeting. “The school district is stepping up (its) efforts to better communicate with the community on a lot of issues that impact the school district, especially financial issues,” said Randy Smith, president of the school board. FULL STORY, A2
MT. WASHINGTON – Work on Beechmont Avenue in Mt. Washington is expected to be completed by the end of October. The road project, which began Oct. 3, will include the installation of a traffic island as well as a dedicated bicycle lane, resurfacing of the road and re-striping. The improvements along Beechmont Avenue will extend from Elstun Road to Corbly Road. FULL STORY, A3
NEWTOWN – Businesses in Newtown are getting their hands dirty for a good cause. During the Newtown Business Association’s recent meeting, Pauline Murrie, owner of Main Street Café, said business owners in the village are “adopting” parks and public areas in the village to help the maintenance department with general upkeep. FULL STORY, A3
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Candidate cited for stickers Anderson Twp. man charged with criminal mischief
By Lisa Wakeland
ANDERSON TWP. – Township trustee candidate Stephen Dapper was cited for criminal mischief after placing dozens of political stickers at a park-and-ride hub in early September. Dapper is running against incumbent trustee Russ Jackson in the Nov. 8 election. The stickers show a Where’s Waldo character with the phrase “Where in the World is Mount RussSpendMore?” Deputies noticed the stickers and later watched the security tape, which shows Dapper placing those
There are three zoning violation cases in the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas regarding Stephen Dapper’s property on Mt. Carmel Road. Dapper has pending zoning violation charges for the condition of his house on Mount Carmel Road and for what court documents call “two junk vehicles” on his driveway. He said he has battled with township zoning authorities for years. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
Between 50 and 60 stickers were placed on the inside and outside of the building, Barnett said. Dapper was cited Sept. 29 for knowingly defacing Anderson Township property, according to
This is the political sticker Anderson Township trustee candidate Stephen Dapper placed around the Anderson Center Station. He was cited for criminal mischief on Sept. 29. stickers around the Anderson Center Station, 7832 Five Mile Road, said Hamilton County Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Barnett.
court documents. “The stickers don’t hurt anyone, they peel right off,” he said. “What I did was a duty. I had the duty to inform the electorate to what’s going on.”
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Dog park changes planned Judge:
School broke the law
By Lisa Wakeland
ANDERSON TWP. – Changes will be coming to the Anderson Township Park District’s Kellogg Park dog field in the next few months. The Park District plans to replace the fence around the dog field, 6701 Kellogg Ave., in Anderson Township, and change how members access the area. Work on the fence, which is about 50 years old, should be complete by November and the access change may take longer, said Park District Executive Director Ken Kushner. Dog field members are required to keep their permit visible and two chain link fence gates are all that restrict access to the area. After the change, current permit holders will be required to punch in an access code to enter the dog field area, Kushner said. Each permit holder will be assigned a code and the Park District will monitor that code’s use to make sure it’s not passed around to non-permit holders. “We know from our observations that most people are down there at certain times,” Kushner said. “If a code is used five times a day, we’ll know that’s probably not the same person.” Tony Berning comes to the dog field almost every day with his dog, Duke, and said the new access code is a good idea. “It will keep the non-members from coming in, and we don’t know if their dog has current shots or a license,” he said. Tony Berning frequently comes to the Kellogg Park dog field with his dog, Duke. To be a member of the Kellogg Park dog field, pets must be licensed, vaccinated, wear a collar with current tags and be older than four months.
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Tony Berning frequently comes to the Kellogg Park dog field with his dog, Duke. Fred Weckel, who also comes to the dog field almost every day, said though some non-permit holders may come in it doesn’t happen very often. “Most people come on a fairly regular basis and we know each other by face, name or recognize the dog,” he said. Kushner said not many people
buy the daily pass so changing access should not be an issue. Visit the Anderson Township Park District website at www.andersonparks.com for permit information or dog field rules. Get Anderson Township updates by signing up for our email newsletter at www.Cincinnati.com/ andersontownship.
A Forest Hills schools committee violated Ohio law, a judge has ruled, by deliberating and voting in secret to recommend what building changes the school board should consider. Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Dennis Helmick agreed Friday with the Forest Hills Journal after it sued the school district and its facilities committee. Helmick said the committee – which was to consider and recommend the proposed consolidation of two high schools and construction or discontinuation of other buildings – violated Ohio’s Open Meetings Act with its secret deliberations and vote on issues that potentially involve spending millions in public money. The judge permanently prohibited that committee – or any committee created after this by the school board – from violating that law. The Forest Hills Local School District provides an education for about 7,800 students in Anderson Township and Newtown. In a Sept. 9, 2010, meeting of the board’s Facilities Committee, the members ranked in order their individual preferences for the four options. That vote was sent to the full board as the committee’s recommendation.
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Dapper said he wanted citizens to see the stickers, wonder what it was about and “to raise awareness of the waste of money,” citing the parking garage and cinema project as an example. Work stopped on the parking garage, located behind the Anderson Center and Anderson Towne Place shopping plaza, and the bank foreclosed on the project’s developer, the JFP Group, in 2009. The case is still in the Hamilton County courts. Anderson Township has already paid the JFP Group $5.8 million of taxpayers’ money for the parking garage construction and has a lease
for parking spaces in the completed garage. Dapper Jackson was one of the trustees who agreed to spend taxpayers’ money on the project. Dapper said he plans to file for jury trial in this case. “It’s a little law they use to try to harass people,” Dapper said. “I refuse to be intimidated.” Criminal mischief is a third-degree misdemeanor, which carries a maximum penalty of 60 days in jail and a $500 fine, Barnett said. There is an arraignment scheduled for the case on Friday, Oct. 21.
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Schools to detail finances, discuss levy By Forrest Sellers
those attending the meeting will then break into small If you go groups to discuss various issues. ANDERSON TWP. – The What: State of the Forest Hills Local School District meeting “I like the intimate converForest Hills Local School DisWhen: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 sation at the table groups,” trict will discuss the financial Where: Nagel Middle School, 1500 Nagel Road said Jackson. “I really think future of the district, includthat gives everyone an opporing the possibility of placing The meeting will also include a look tunity to be heard and to share.” an operating levy on the ballot in at the financial future of the district as Jackson said more than 100 people 2012, at an upcoming meeting. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. well as gauge the possibility of an attended the meeting in November. “What I’m hoping to come out of Tuesday, Oct. 25, at Nagel Middle upcoming operating levy. “The school district is stepping up (this) is a direction for me as a superSchool, 1500 Nagel Road. The meeting will be in a similar for- (its) efforts to better communicate intendent to provide more data to the mat to one presented by Superinten- with the community on a lot of issues board,” he said. that impact the school district, espeJackson said an official decision on dent Dallas Jackson in November. Basically, it’s sharing with the com- cially financial issues,” said Randy when an operating levy would be will not occur at the meeting, but will be a munity the positive things going on in Smith, president of the school board. Jackson and Treasurer Rick Toepfer topic for further discussion by the the district and the challenges before will open the meeting. Jackson said school board. us, said Jackson. email@example.com
Violation The board “voted” on those recommendations in unsigned ballots. Unknown to each other, two committee members acted as a proxy for an absent board member and voted for him. That meant 12 votes from the 11-member committee. Committee co-chair Richard Neumann, in depositions after the newspaper sued, admitted the decision “to use a secret ballot was based on conversations he’d had with several committee members who did
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not want the public to know how they voted,” the newspaper’s suit noted. “Because the Committee deliberated the options – referred to by letter only – via secret ballot, members of the public present at the meeting had no idea what those options entailed, who supports which option, or even the subject matter under consideration.” Helmick also ruled the committee violated the Open Meetings Act by not properly noting in its meeting minutes that the delib-
erations and vote were in secret and by allowing a committee member not at the meeting to vote. Helmick’s decision comes about 18 months after fellow Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Steve Martin ruled – in a suit also brought by the Forest Hills Journal – the Facilities Committee is a public body subject to Ohio’s Open Records Act. Before that ruling, the committee barred the public from attending its meetings.
Woman accused of sex with14-year-old boy
An Anderson Township wife and mother was in court Oct. 7, accused of having sex with a 14-year-old boy. Lianne Wright, 31, is charged with unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and released on her own recognizance after the court hearing. Court records show “Lianne Wright admit(ed) to having sexual intercourse with (the alleged victim) after knowing that he was 14 years of age.”
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Beechmont work an attempt to slow traffic By Forrest Sellers firstname.lastname@example.org
MT. WASHINGTON – Work on Beechmont Avenue in Mt. Washington is expected to be completed by the end of October. The road project, which began Oct. 3, will include the installation of a traffic island as well as a dedicated bicycle lane, resurfacing of the road and re-striping. The improvements along Beechmont Avenue will extend from Elstun Road to Corbly Road. The goal is to slow traffic down to the posted speeds, said Rob Hayes, a board member on the Mt. Washington Community Council. The posted speed is 35 miles per hour, although traffic often exceeded this, according to Hayes. The project will involve the following enhancements: • Resurfacing and new line striping from Elstun Road to Corbly Road. • Installing a landscaped traffic island between Elstun Road and Ranchvale Drive. • Constructing curb ramps and sidewalks for the minor street improvement at Mears Avenue. Once the project is completed the two lanes in each direction will be retained along Beechmont Avenue with the addition of a dedicated bicycle lane on the eastbound side. The westbound side will have a shared lane for both cyclists and motorists. Traffic will be restricted
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tained from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. most days and restricted to one lane in each direction during work hours. During non-working hours, the streets will remain open. Stiens said the entire project is expected to be completed by the end of October, but cautioned weather conditions could potentially extend the project into November.
NEWTOWN – Businesses in Newtown are getting their hands dirty for a good cause. During the Newtown Business Association’s recent meeting, Pauline Murrie, owner of Main Street Café, said business owners in the village are “adopting” parks and public areas in the village to help the maintenance department with general upkeep. Murrie said she came up with the idea to help the
Lynn Burger, owner of Burger Farms, said the village will be paying for any supplies, such as chemicals, and will pick up any waste the businesses collect. Maintenance supervisor Ron Dickerson said he’s in favor of the support from businesses. “That’s going to save us a lot of man hours,” he said, adding that the businesses are showing “fantastic community involvement.” Each location “adopted” by a business will likely have a small sign noting the work done by the business.
maintenance department after noticing the maintenance department was struggling to keep up with its numerous responsibilities. “If we don’t keep the parks clean it’s a reflection on us,” she said. During the meeting, Murrie passed out a sheet with approximately 20 locations the business association could help maintain. The public areas include various locations within village parks as well as the large flower pots on each corner of the Main and Church streets intersection.
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The Turpin High School Color Guard rehearses for the upcoming Band Expo. The event will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Anderson High School, 7560 Forest Road. Snook said a variety of music ranging from pop to classical will be featured. Nagel Middle School will also participate. “It’s exciting,” said Turpin High School Color Guard member and senior Chrissy Dickerson. “You get to perform, but you also get to listen and watch other bands.”
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Turpin High School junior Mitchell Krause, left, and sophomore Trevor Eiselt, both of Anderson Township, practice on the bass drums. They will be among the students participating in the annual Band Expo from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Anderson High School, 7560 Forest Road.
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ANDERSON TWP. – The sound of music will soon emanate from Anderson High School. The 34th annual Band Expo will be 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at the school, 7560 Forest Road. Marching bands from throughout the state, including the Turpin and Anderson high school marching bands, will participate. “It’s a celebration of the musical and artistic,” said Abby Snook, chairwoman for the event. Snook said 11 marching bands will perform. In addition to showcasing the marching bands the Band Expo is also a competition
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Anderson students find evidence of dark matter
Pouring over Hubble space telescope images, four Anderson High School students patiently observe and calculate the luminosity and the mass of distant galaxies as they investigate strange effects predicted by Albert Einstein nearly a century ago. A prediction of relativity, gravitational lensing is an effect which causes light from a galaxy hidden from view to produce a ring or false images around a visible galaxy. Of course the alignment between the telescope and the two galaxies has to be just right. Due to the technology and observational techniques available at the time, Einstein did not think that the lensing effect was something that could be observed. However, the Hubble space telescope has opened the world’s eyes to many astronomical possibilities, including those theorized by great minds. So far the students’ calculations have shown that the lensing THANKS TO SHEILA VILVENS galaxy must be surrounded by a Anderson students and their advisers who were involved in a summer research project are: from left (front row) students Kevin Xu, Cece Graff, Jenny large percentage of dark matter. Dickhaus, and Sabine Loos; (back row) Natalia Connelly from Hamilton College in New York and Anderson High School science teacher Jeff Rodriguez. Because dark matter cannot be “We are looking specifically at experience in research, computer seen it is only detectable from its work studying supernovas as cosimages which show strong lensing technology, and website design. gravitational effects on visible mological distance indicators. Dickhaus and Loos both called She and Rodriguez became effects predicted by Einstein and matter. the project a good opportunity. The Anderson students’ work acquainted by way of Connelly’s general relativity.” Students interested in the And if she chooses astronomy as is made possible thanks to a grant husband, Brian, who is an Anderresearch project had to submit a major Dickhaus said, “This from the Space Telescope Institute. son High School graduate. Brian Connelly is currently a applications to Rodriguez and experience would help.” The grant was authored by AnderLoos said she’s not certain what son High School science teacher physicist at the University of Connelly. The Anderson student researchers are seniors Kevin Xu, she wants to do in college, but Jeff Rodriguez and his colleague Pennsylvania. The research allows the stu- Jenny Dickhaus, Sabine Loos, and engineering is a consideration. The from Hamilton College in New experience with the lensing project dents to use the same software as Cece Graff. York, Natalia Connelly. They all four viewed the could help expand her options. Connelly, an astronomer work- astronomers in analyzing images “I’ve definitely learned a lot ing with other Hubble telescope from the Hubble space telescope, research project as a unique opportunity to gather practical more about computers,” she collaborators, has done a lot of Rodriguez said.
added. “The research skills they are learning will transfer to any college degree program,” Rodriguez said. Graff said that the project fit with several of her interests. She likes astronomy, enjoys computer programming and is also interested in photography. “I like it. It’s interesting,” she said. “The research part is frustrating.” “They’re learning that getting answers may not always be easy and takes a significant amount of work,” Rodriguez said. For Xu, the web design and computer aspects were all appealing. He plans to major in computer programming at college. “Many colleges use the Linux operating system,” he said. The system they used for the project was very similar to that of Linux which he enjoyed. Rodriguez emphasized that the research experience was invaluable. “They are looking at and doing the same type of work as post doctoral students – as high school students. It raises the bar for what they’re doing.” The summer research portion of the project recently concluded. During the fall, the students will continue the work by building a website dedicated to teaching others about gravitational lensing and their research. Their work can be found at www.glasp.info. They will also work to develop a formal presentation and/or a science fair project based on their work.
Anderson, Turpin get STEM award Anderson and Turpin High Schools both recently learned that they are recipients of the Governor’s Thomas Edison Awards for Excellence in STEM Education. Forty-eight schools in the state were selected for this honor. There were also 265 teachers honored with the award. Anderson award recipients are teachers Louise Keep, Jeff Rodriguez, Justin Good, Jeff Granger, Krista Willertz, Dave Brandon, and Emily Dorsey. Turpin award recipients are teachers Barry Riehle, Carmen Venditto, Corey Mullins, Gayle Garza and Erin Walker. “The science teachers at Turpin understand the value of experiencing the process of science,” said Mullins. “We have worked hard to include mul-
tiple opportunities for students across our curriculum to experience science in a very real and hands-on way.” Anderson Principal Diana Carter said, “I am not surprised that Anderson teachers are being recognized for excellence in science. Our teachers provide inquiry based science education in a nurturing environment. They are the best.” To receive the award, schools had to conduct a local science fair with 20 or more students; qualify one or more of these students for one of The Ohio Academy of Science’s 15 district science fairs; have students participate in at least one youth science opportunity beyond the classroom such as State Science Day, visits to museums, mentorship programs and extended field trips; and convince external reviewers from business and industry, govern-
ment and academia how and to what extent the school’s program met the academy’s definition of STEM education. “These schools are engaged in project-based curricula, the central element of any STEM education program,” said Lynn E. Elfner, the academy’s CEO. “Receiving a Governor’s Thomas Edison Award for Excellence sends a clear signal that these schools and teachers value student-originated, inquiry-based science and technology education as envisioned by the NextGeneration Science Education Standards being developed nationally,” Elfner said. “Whole new worlds of opportunities open up to students when they complete research or technological design projects.”
THANKS TO SHEILA VILVENS
As part of their Sept. 11 observance, students at Summit Elementary School talk about the importance of service and thought of ways they could provide a service to their community, family or others. As part of the service teachers read the story “Fireboat” to students. Students in Jill Cocks’ classroom sat silently as she read “Fireboat” to them.
SCHOOL NOTES Merit semifinalists
Among 16,000 high school juniors to be named National Merit Semifinalists are McNicholas High School students Luke Eveler and Charles Jorden; and Turpin High School students Connor Donovan, Daniel Magas and Mary Magnesen. Some 22,000 high schools entered the 2010 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the
Anthony Munoz speaks to the reserve football team at Immaculate Heart of Mary. He encouraged the Crusaders to work as a team, follow the rules, and be grateful for all the adults and parents who support their team.
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2010 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which served as an initial screen of program entrants. To become a finalist, a semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by the high school principal and earn SAT scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test.
The semifinalist and a high school official must submit a detailed scholarship application, which includes the student’s essay and information about the semifinalist’s participation and leadership in school and community activities. National Merit Scholarship winners of 2012 will be announced in four nationwide news releases beginning in April and concluding in July.
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This week’s MVP:
• Anderson boys cross country won the Centerville Stampede Oct. 8 with a score of 33. Anderson’s Nick Vogele was the top overall finisher with a time of 15:58.
• Anderson sophomore Ben Correll qualified for the Division I district tournament by placing third at the Glenview Golf Course sectional, Oct. 1. Correll posted a score of 78 and will be played at Weatherwax Golf Course, Oct. 10-15. The Division I boys state tournament will be at The Ohio State University Gray Course in Columbus, Oct. 21-22.
• Summit defeated Mariemont, 5-1, behind goals from Jake Rawlings, Mosi Clark-Cobbs, Ben Emery and Joey Kunkel, Oct. 1. With the win, Summit moved to 10-3 on the year and are ranked No. 4 in the latest state soccer coaches’ poll. The squad followed up the performance with a 0-0 tie against Louisville Ballard, Oct. 4. Goalie Ryan Hall had four saves in the contest. • McNick shutout Badin 1-0 with the game’s lone goal coming from John Sandmann, Oct. 1. The Rockets moved to 4-6-2 with the win. • Anderson shutout Winton Woods, 5-0, Oct. 4. Senior Alex Popp found the back of the net twice for the Redskins, as Anderson improved to 5-2-4 on the year.
• McNick beat Summit, 30, behind two goals from Savannah Carmosino, Oct. 1. With the win, Summit improved to 6-5 on the season. The squad followed up with a 3-0 shutout over Carroll, Oct. 2. Carmosino had two more goals to her stat sheet during the contest. • Turpin tied St. Ursula Academy 1-1 Oct. 8, with sophomore defender Abby Weigle getting the goal. SUA had an own goal.
• McNicholas runner Rachel Wadell placed ninth at the St. Xavier High School Invitational, Oct. 1. Teammates Rebecca Heise (16th) and Alana Osterday (26th) also had strong finishes. • Anderson girls cross country finished fifth and Turpin’s girls finished sixth in the Centerville Stampede Oct. 8. Taking second place overall was Anderson’s Hannah Helmers, with a time of 19.17. Top Turpin finisher was Elena Polivka (8th) with a time of 20:00.
• Turpin improved to 15-3 on the season with a 3-2 win over Glen Este, Oct. 4. • Anderson defeated Milford, 3-1, Oct. 4. • McNicholas continued its winning ways with a 3-0 win over Roger Bacon, Oct. 4. • Summit moved to 10-6 with a 3-2 win over Seven Hills, Oct. 2.
October 12, 2011
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Rockets win 4th straight Queen of Hill
By Ruth Lammers
Individual scores – Top 4
ANDERSON TWP. McNicholas – The annual 1. Sarah Hickman, 42 women’s Queen of 2. Allison Hickman, 44 the Hill golf tri3. Lauren Lamping, 49 match took place at 4. Michelle Rowekamp, the Coldstream 61 Country Club this past week. Turpin Teams from 1. Diane Gallina, 47 Anderson, Turpin 2. Miranda Buck, 48 and McNicholas 3. Aida Washburn, 54 4. Marika Clancey, 67 High School battled for the title, Queen of Anderson the Hill. The girls 1. Emily Cocks, 54 played a par 36 2. Lydia Webb, 56 course on the front 3. Franky Vasques, 61 nine of the Cold4. Kelly Ferrar, 65 stream Country Club. McNicholas High RUTH LAMMERS/THE PRESS earning her the third School took first RUTH LAMMERS/THE PRESS Turpin High School senior Diana Gallina spot to state. place for the fourth Anderson High School senior Franky Corbett says he putts her ball across the green at the consecutive year Vasques chips the ball out of bunker in has only one expectaQueen of the Hill match Oct. 6. with a total of 196 tion of Allison in the the Queen of the Hill match Oct. 6. fourth consec- upcoming week. points. Turpin folutive Queen lowed in second the title her “The only expectation I have for RUTH LAMMERS/THE PRESS of the Hill title place with 216 points while Ander- first individual her is to enjoy her last week of high son took third with 237 points. Queen of the McNicholas High School junior Lauren Lamping due to strong school golf,” Corbett said. watches her ball fly after driving it down the green at score of 44 McNicholas sophomore Sarah Hill title. While the Queen of the Hill from senior match was a big win for McNiHickman was the star of the match, “I did not the Queen of the Hill match Oct. 6. Allison Hick- cholas, Corbett said it is all about posting a 6-over-par 42. think I would “(Sarah’s win) did not surprise win at first, but after the third or man and a 49 from junior Lauren friendly competition. me at all,” McNicholas coach fourth hole I started to think I Lamping. “It is competitive, but it is more Earlier in the week, Allison also about the three community schools William Corbett said. could,” Hickman said. “The course qualified for the state competition. She coming together and ending their Despite troubles in the earlier was a pretty easy one.” holes, Sarah persevered and won The Rockets captured their scored an 81 on an 18-hole course, season as a whole.”
Turpin men’s soccer among city’s elite By Nick Dudukovich
poll, as well as by top 10 appearances in the state soccer coaches’ poll. ANDERSON TWP. – For “As a coach, it makes it a Turpin High School head lot easier when you have soccer coach Jamie Harloff, good player to work with,” the Spartans’ recognition in he said. “You don’t have to state and city coaches polls spend a lot of time developexemplifies what his pro- ing players.” gram is all about. That depth has come in “It’s a quality program, handy, considering the and it always has been,” Spartan players, such as Harloff said. captain Trevor Thompson, More than 65 students Matt Lippowitsch, Vince tried out for soccer this fall, Wyborski, and Cole Kupferwhich made it easier for berg have dealt with injuries Harloff to spread depth this season. throughout the program, “It’s one of those seaespecially considering the sons, where we’ve had Spartans are one of the injuries, but the depth has smaller Division I programs helped us be successful,” in the state. Harloff said. Turpin’s wealth of talentHarloff added that the ed players has been evi- team’s work ethic has denced by the school’s No. helped the team overcome 1 spot in the city coaches adversity as the squad built a 9-1-3 record. Worth ethic is a major bullet point for Harloff. When he was hired for the head coaching job, he wanted to restore the Spartans’ bluecollar attitude back to what it was when the squad was winning state titles (1986, 2000, 2001). “That’s one of the things we on,” SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS strive said. Turpin High School defender Vince Wyborski chases Harloff letting down the ball during the Spartans’ 1-0 loss to “Not anyone outLoveland, Oct. 4. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Turpin soccer players, from left, Matt Lippowitsch (21), Quinn Hoeine (15), Josh McDaniel (13) and Trevor Thompson (7) helped the Spartans reach the No. 1 spot in the Division I coaches’ poll this season. work you as an individual and as a group...that’s the way it was back in the day, and when I was hired for the position one of the things they were looking for.” Lippowitsch leads the Spartans’ offense this year with 23 points. The senior’s found the back of net eight times, and assisted on seven other goals. Fellow senior Alex Williams, has also contributed by recording three goals and four assists. The squad’s upperclassmen have also been boosted by the strong play of sophomores, such as Josh McDaniel and Josh McDonald. McDaniel is fourth in the FAVC with 22 points (10
goals, two assists), while McDonald is eighth, with 15 points (six goals, three assists). Despite being targeted by opponents after a stellar start to the season, Harloff said the sophomores have progressed through the year. “They have to play through man marking, or teams are trying to take them out of the game,” Harloff said. “They’ve done a good job of setting up (teammates) and progressing through what’s been thrown at them defensively from other teams.” Defensively, the Spartans and goalkeeper Shane Kelly have shutout seven opponents on the year. The Spartans’ only loss
of the season (though Oct. 5) came at the hands of FAVC rival Loveland, a team ranked No. 8 in the Enquirer poll, Oct. 4. No matter how high the Spartans place in the rankings or the number of wins they reach, Turpin faithful should expect a Harloff coached team to always keep improving. “One thing we talk about is that we are always looking to get better,” he said. “On the field, off the field, in all aspects of the game...what can we do to get better? We don’t want to waste a minute.” For more coverage, visit Cincinnati.com/Blogs/Press Preps, facebook.com/press preps and Nick on Twitter at @PressPrepsNick.
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Sports & recreation
October 12, 2011
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Balance carries Bombers to sectional title By Ben Walpole email@example.com
The St. Xavier High School golf team may have the secret to postseason success – balance. Five Bombers scored in the 70s at the Division I sectional tournament, Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Miami Whitewater Golf Course, as St. X won the team championship by three strokes over secondplace Elder. Head coach Alex Kepley uses the regular season to sort through the large Bomber program and narrow the numbers down to the best six players to take into the postseason. The group of seniors Lee House, Jay Brockhoff and Nick Colvin, juniors Joey Arcuri and Nick Paxson, and sophomore Brendan Keating won the Greater Catholic League South championship – the Bombers’ first league title in four years. All six earned first- or second-team allleague honors. “All six of these young men are very capable, very qualified,” Kepley said. “Throughout the season they’ve shown the capability of being the lowest person for the day.” A balanced lineup is especially helpful in pressure-packed one-day tournaments, because it keeps all the responsibility from falling on one player to have a monster round. “It’s kind of like they know someone has their back,” Kepley said. Brockhoff, an Indian Hill resident, was the low-man for St. X at sectionals with a 73. House, of Green Township, shot a 74, as did Paxson, a Sycamore Township resident. Arcuri (Anderson Township) and Keating (Hyde Park) added a 77 and 79, respectively. If the Bombers do have a clear-cut leader it’s House, the only member of the team who competed in last season’s state run. “His maturity is extremely impressive for a senior in high school,” Kepley said. “He’s one of our captains. Not only does he put up
Anderson Receiver Jared Cook makes a great diving catch just short of the goal line. The Anderson Redskins rolled the Milford Eagles 56-14 in front of a packed house at home.
Turpin rolls with 3rd straight win Despite being shutout during the first two quarters, Turpin junior quarterback Connor Jansen threw for 119 yards and three second-half touchdowns to lead the Spartans’ to a 2110 over Wilmington, Oct. 7. Jansen also rushed for 42 yards, while senior wide receiver Mitch Stevens came up with two catches for 110 yards and two touchdowns. With the win, Turpin improved to 5-2 on the season. Next up: The Spartans play at Walnut Hills, Oct. 14.
Anderson 56, Milford 10
Anderson sophomore quarterback Kevin Rogers ran for three touchdowns and passed for another score as the Redskins routed Milford, Oct. 7. Rogers had 120 yards rushing on eight carries, and was 5-of-5 through the air for 48 yards. Just before halftime, Anderson defensive back Ronzell Foster returned an interception 90 yards for a touchdown. With the win, Anderson improved to 3-4 on the season. Next up: The Redskins play at Glen Este, Oct. 14.
Roger Bacon 35, McNick 14
Roger Bacon used a 22point fourth quarter to come from behind and defeat the Rockets, Oct. 14. Kevin McHale led the Rockets’ ground game with 54 rushing yards on 15 attempts. Jacob Lind and Max Harmon each scored rushing touchdowns for the Rockets during the contest. With the loss, McNick fell to 1-6 on the season.
Roger Bacon was led by seniors Dalen Wess and Griffin Mouty. Wess had 17 rushes for 139 yards and two touchdowns. Mouty had 20 rushes for 102 yards and two touchdowns. Next up: The Rockets play Purcell Marian at St. Xavier, Oct. 14.
Summit Country Day 48, Cincinnati Christian 0
The Silver Knights pummeled Cincinnati Christian to push their record to 4-3. The victory broke a three-game skid. Summit senior LaDon Laney ran for 122 yards and three touchdowns while teammate Terry Atwater rushed for 104 yards and two touchdowns. Next up: Summit’s at Cincinnati Country Day Oct. 14.
Miami Valley Christian Academy 36, Riverview East 19
The Lions improved to 51 with the win Oct. 8. Dylan Stark ran for 138 yards and two touchdowns, while Jeff Dedeker had 99 yards and a score. Quarterback Dan Cipollone was 3-6 passing for 54 yards and two touchdowns. Receiver Chris Price found the endzone twice with five grabs for 60 yards. Next up: MVCA takes on Cincinnati Christian Oct. 15.
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Turpin High School's Steven Jankowski watches a tee shot during the Boys Division I sectional Golf Tournament played at Glenview Golf Courses Oct. 4. He shot a 97 in the tournament. The Spartans’ golfer with the best score was sophomore Corey Flynn, who had an 83.
good scores he’s very calming. He provides stability and a leadership role for everyone else, because these other guys haven’t played in this before.” St. Xavier competes in the Division I district tournament, Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Weatherwax Golf Course in Middletown. The top three teams advance to the state tourney, as do the top three individual golfers not on qualifying teams. For more coverage, visit Cincinnati.com/blogs/ presspreps
Anderson High School sophomore golfer Ben Correll tees off during the boys Division I sectional golf tournament Oct. 4 at Glenview Golf Courses. Correll was the topqualifying individual for the district tournament after shooting a 78. GARY LANDERS/THE PRESS
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Last week’s question
Do the recent changes to the Facebook network concern you? Why or why not? “They don’t so much concern me as deter me. Facebook is fun, but not a necessary part of my life. I don’t have time to keep relearning how to use the site effectively. I find myself spending less time on Facebook, and not really missing it all that much!” J.S.B. “Seems to me that the privacy issues are of a concern, though Facebook insists it is doing all they can to protect your privacy. ‘”One example is the archiving and retrieval of the messenging area, and that alone can be disturbing when you are privately messaging someone ... ‘just sayin’!’” O.H.R. “Everyone is complaining and moaning about the changes made to Facebook. ‘It’s different.’... ‘I don’t like it.’ ... ‘Whaaaaaahhh!!! “This just in, Facebook will change its privacy settings to allow Mark Zuckerberg to come into your house while you sleep and eat your brains with a grapefruit spoon. To stop this from happening go to Account> Home Invasion Settings> Cannibalism> Brains, and uncheck the ‘Tasty’ box. Please copy and re-post. It will save lives. “Please stop complaining about changes to Facebook - IT’S FREE!!! “It’s the same price you pay for the nice sunny day, the brisk wind blowing through an open window, or the that bright, clear full moon on an autumn eve. Absolutely nothing. “People, have you lost all perspective about what is important in life? Get real, in fact, GET A LIFE!!!” J.J. “I’m not a Facebook user ... I have enough ‘social interaction’ on the telephone, via email, and face-to-face with friends and neighbors. (I still trade ‘letters’ with a few people too – remember what those are?) However, my wife is an avid Facebooker, and she says that the changes will mean little or nothing to her.” Bill B. “Changes to Facebook do not bother me at all. Everything changes, people have to be ready to adapt and learn as you go. For anyone that is upset about the changes, “Get over it!” K.K. “I am not a Facebook user so any changes don’t bother me at all.” B.N. “I do not like the changes because they are the ones determining what I think is important. Wrong. Plus I have an older computer and the newer updates do not seem to work on my Mac.” C.A.S.
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Forest Hills has champagne taste on beer budget
Have you reviewed the Forest Hills Local School District’s forecasted budget prepared by the treasurer for fiscal 2012 through 2016? (foresthills.edu, hit departments and then treasurer). If you haven’t, please know that our school district is showing a deficit of $4.7 million in 2012 to $9.84 million in 2016, the total deficit forecasted is over $37 million dollars for this five-year period. The cash balance forecasted for 2014 shows a deficit of $6.4 million and in 2016 a mind-blowing total of $25.3 million dollars. These school board members must be Obama progressives who have never seen a dollar that shouldn’t be spent. Do they spend money like this in their personal life, or do they feel it’s not my money so who cares? Now here comes our elected school board “leaders” and they have the nerve to approve $10,000 to hire a company called
Terry Michael Merrill Community Press guest columnist
BoardDocs to provide an online service to post meeting agendas on the district webpage, and then to add salt to the wound charge the taxpayers $9,600 for yearly renewals – total waste of money for a district that is showing a mas-
sive deficit. In my end of the township this is called having a champagne taste with a beer budget. Taxpayers of Anderson/Newtown, the union-controlled school board is now plotting their strategy to take more money from your pockets with a tax levy planned for 2012. Rather than cut, they spend.
Rather than cut, they sign contracts for 3 years with all 3 unions, and the contracts have no appreciable spending cuts – the school board just spends, and spends and spends. They figure that the taxpayers will be silly enough to vote for a levy, but they are overestimating their power to persuade and underestimating the fiscal wisdom of taxpaying property owners. I think most of the taxpayers who aren’t employees of the FHSD have finally “wised up” to this relentless spend, spend, and spend philosophy of this board and administrators. There should be enough cash reserves to get through fiscal ‘12 and ‘13, but the day of reckoning is coming, so be prepared for our school system to be ruined because of reckless, uncontrolled spending. Terry Michael Merrill is an Anderson Township resident.
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Local library program to help teenagers Jay Asher, best-selling author of “Thirteen Reasons Why,” was named the 2011 Teen Read Week spokesman. And, guess Mari what? He’s comRandolph ing to Cincinnati! That’s Community right. On TuesPress guest day, Oct. 18, at columnist 7 p.m., Jay Asher will be at the Main Library downtown to talk about his books and meet his fans! Local teens selected “Thirteen Reasons Why” as the 2011 title for Teen On the Same Page, the library’s communitywide reading program for teens. The book deals with the all-too
timely and urgent issues of bullying, depression, and teen suicide. We are partnering with local experts, including the Surviving the Teens suicide prevention program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, to get information for teens, their parents, and their teachers about how to deal with these serious issues. These workshops are taking place at various locations throughout the month, and you can find more information about them at http://teenspace.cincinnatilibrary.org/samepage/. There, you’ll also find links to important local resources that can help you help yourself or someone you love. At the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, our mission is to connect everyone in the community with ideas and information that they need
and want. We hope that during this Teen Read Week teens will get to know all that we have to offer – free access to fun and thought-provoking programs; books, downloadable eBooks, graphic novels, and music; as well as free homework help online or in-person. For more information about all of these resources and more visit Teenspace, our new and improved website for teens, at http://teenspace.cincinnatilibrary.org/. In Jay Asher’s book, “Thirteen Reasons Why,” the main character is just a voice heard through a stereo speaker. Hannah Baker ended her own life and she recorded the reasons why on 13 cassette tapes she made sure reached the people she wanted to hear them. Bullying, depression, and teen suicide are serious issues that
WHEN THEY MEET Anderson Township
Meets at 7 p.m., the third Thursday of the month, 7850 Five Mile Road. Phone: 688-8400. Web site: www.andersontownship.org. Trustees Peggy Reis, Russell Jackson Jr. and Kevin O’Brien; Fiscal Officer Kenneth Dietz. Township Administrator Vicky Earhart; Assistant Administrator for Operations Steve Sievers; Planning and Zoning Director Paul Drury; Public Works Director Richard Shelley; Facilities Manager Mark Magna; Police District 5 Commander Lt. Mike Hartzler, 474-5770; Fire Chief Mark Ober, 688-8400; Event Coordinator Amy Meyer.
California Community Council
Meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month, except July and August, at Ebersole Community Center, 5701 Kellogg Ave. Council President Krystal Alsept; Vice President Diana Weir; Secretary, David Ross; Treasurer Kathleen Chandler.
Cincinnati City Council
Meets at 2 p.m. every Wednesday in room 300 at Cincinnati City Hall, 801 Plum St. Web site: www.ci.cincinnati.oh.us. Mayor Mark Mallory, 352-5201; Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls; council President Pro-Tem Cecil Thomas; council members Jeff Berding, Chris Bortz, Leslie Ghiz, Chris Monzel, Laure Quinlivan, Charlie Winburn and Wendell Young. City Manager Milton Dohoney, 352-3243, Assistant City Managers Scott Stiles and David Holmes; Director of the Department of City Planning Charles Graves III, 352-3260; Community Development and Planning, 352-6146; Economic Development Director Holly Childs, 352-2499; Finance Director Joe Gray, 3523000; City Treasurer Daryl Cammerer; Tax Commissioner Teresa Gilligan, 352-3838; Health Commissioner Dr. Noble Maseru; Health Commissioner’s Office Public Information Officer Bernadette Watson, 3577291; Board of Health members, 357-7282; Office of Environmental Quality Director Lawrence Falkin, 3526991; Director of Public Services Andrew Glenn, Jr., 352-5480; Police Chief, Col. Thomas Streicher, Jr., 352-3536; Fire Chief Robert Wright, 352-6220.
Cincinnati Public Schools
Meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month, 2651 Burnet Ave. Phone: 363-0000. Web site: www.cps-k12.org. Board President Eileen Reed; Vice President Eve Bolton; members Melanie Bates, Catherine Ingram, A. Chris Nelms, Sean T. Parker and Vanessa White. Superintendent Mary Ronan; Deputy Superintendent Laura Mitchell; Treasurer Jonathan Boyd.
Forest Hills Local School District
Meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday of each month, at the Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road. Phone: 231-3600. Web site:www.foresthills.edu. Board members Julie Bissinger, Forest Heis, Tracy Huebner, Rich Neumann and Randy Smith. Superintendent Dallas Jackson, ext. 2945; Treasurer Richard Toepfer II, ext. 2963; Curriculum Director Connie Lippowitsch; Director of Student Services Betsy Ryan, ext. 2948; Director of Business Operations Ray Johnson, Transportation Supervisor Richard Porter, ext. 2980; Communications Coordinator Sheila Vilvens, ext. 2966.
Mt. Washington Community Council
Meets at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month except June, July and August when it meets at 6 p.m. at the Mt. Washington Rec Center 1715 Beacon St. Board President Jake Williams, Vice President Rob Hayes, Treasurer Ryan Doan, Secretary Patty Reisz; directors Dan Bishop, Holly Christmann, Jo Ann Kavanaugh, Jim Shell, and Diana Wunder.
teens need and want to talk about. In fact, local teens selected “Thirteen Reasons Why” as the 2011 title for Teen On the Same Page, the Library’s communitywide reading program for teens. We’ve called upon local experts, including the Surviving the Teens suicide prevention program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, to help us use our program as an opportunity to get information about how to deal with these serious issues to teens, their parents, and their teachers. Throughout the month of October, the library is offering programs at several locations to help us deal with these issues in our community. Mari Randolph is the teen librarian for the Mt. Washington branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
OFFICIALS DIRECTORY Federal
U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt
2nd District includes nearly all the northeastern and eastern Cincinnati communities. Local: Kenwood office – 8044 Montgomery Road, Room 540, Cincinnati, Ohio 45236; phone 7910381 or 800-784-6366; fax 7911696. Portsmouth office – 601 Chillicothe St., Portsmouth, Ohio 45662; phone 740-354-1440. In Washington, D.C.: 238 Cannon Building, Washington, D.C., 20515; phone 202-225-3164; fax 202-2251992. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web sites: www.house.gov/schmidt
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown
Cleveland – 216-522-7272. Cincinnati – 425 Walnut St., room 2310, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-3915; phone 684-1021, fax 684-1029. Washington, D.C.: 713 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510; phone 202-224-2315; fax 202-228-6321. E-mail: email@example.com Web site: www.brown.senate.gov
U.S. Sen. Rob Portman
Washington, D.C., office: B40D Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510 Phone: 202-224-3353 Fax: 202-224-9558 Cincinnati office: 36 E. Seventh St. Room 2615, Cincinnati, OH 45202 Phone: 513-684-3265
State Rep. Peter Stautberg
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State Sen. Shannon Jones
7th District includes most of eastern Hamilton County and all of Warren County. In Columbus: 1 Capitol Square, Statehouse, Columbus, Ohio 43215; 614-466-9737; via e-mail: email@example.com or by mail: State Sen. Shannon Jones, 1 Capitol Square, Statehouse, Columbus, Ohio 43215.
Meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, 3536 Church St. Phone: 561-7697. Web site: www.villageofnewtown.com. Mayor Curt Cosby; council members Brian Burns, Doug Evans, Joe Harten, Mark Kobasuk, Curt Tiettmeyer and Daryl Zornes; Fiscal Officer Keri Everett, ext. 12. Maintenance Supervisor Ron Dickerson, 271-2009; Building and Zoning Commissioner Michael Spry, ext. 13; Property Maintenance Inspector Dick Weber, ext. 20; Chief of Police Tom Synan; Fire Chief Tom Driggers, 271-6770.
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Emily Molina, left, and Brittany Weiland, right, both from Milford, just after completing the 5K run/walk.
Run to Remember
Christina Fox, left, waves to a friend as she and her mother, Nancy Fox, both from Anderson Township, walk in honor of their Run to Remember honoree Patrick Fox.
A record number of 763 runners and walkers recently participated in the Anderson Township Park District’s eighth annual Run to Remember 5K at Beech Acres Park. This year, the event honored the lives of Rick Alfieri, Erin Borchers Bates, Jordan Bonne, Kevin S. Brown, Tonya Brown, Marty Demmerle Carr, Patrick Fox, Vicki Moore Gray, George Hayward, Nancy Horn, Darrin Huston, Rosanne Martin, Gerry Meisman, John Naish Jr., Robin A. Nance, Bill Parchman, David and Millie Pavlik, Chris Rowswell, Bob Rumke, Julie Stautberg, Jill Sutphin, Peter Tekulve, Nina Volz, and Bob Wirth. Event proceeds benefit the Anderson Foundation for Parks and Recreation Playground Fund.
The families and friends of Run to Remember honoree and former Forest Hills Local School District teacher Robin A. Nance enjoy the after-party at the Eighth Annual Run to Remember.
The nieces and nephews proudly display a sign for their aunt, Julie Stautberg – Run to Remember honoree and former Anderson Township Park District Board of Park Commissioner – when her name is recognized during the honoree ceremony.
Jake Horn runs in honor of his mother and first Run to Remember honoree, Nancy Horn.
Jen Hurtubise make her way to mile 2.
Kelsey Wilmers, of Anderson Township, proudly wearing the team shirt in honor of her cousin and Run to Remember honoree Marty Demmerle Carr.
PHOTOS THANKS TO ALLISON COTTRILL
The friends and family of Run to Remember honoree Vicki Moore Gray show off their “team theme” of pink.
The walkers and runners start of the 5K race.
Big Whiskey performs to the crowd at Beech Acres Park.
Anderson Township Park District staff members Brian Meyer and Jessica Fall light a sky lantern at the conclusion of the event in honor of the 25 lives celebrated at the Eight Annual Run to Remember 5K.
Forest Hills Journal
October 12, 2011
THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD F R I D A Y, O C T . 1 4
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ART & CRAFT CLASSES
Young Rembrandts: Cartoon Drawing, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Weekly through Nov. 17. Innovative, step-by-step drawing method to teach any child how to draw, regardless of artistic ability. Family friendly. $89, $79 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4515. Anderson Township. School of Glass Kids After School: Glass Masterpiece Series, 4-5:30 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Students learn basics of fusing, slumping, relief casting glass and more. Ages 9-12. $30. Registration required. 321-0206; www.brazeestreetstudios.com. Oakley.
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
Beechmont Squares, 7:30-10 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Western-style square dance club for experienced dancers. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Anderson Township.
Those Before Us: Discover Your Family Roots, 7-9 p.m., Anderson Township Branch Library, 7450 State Road, Education Director Karen Everett of the Hamilton County Genealogical Society and a Genealogy provides introduction to genealogy. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6030; www.cincinnatilibrary.org. Anderson Township.
Forest-Aires 50th Anniversary Exhibit, 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Atrium. Display of photos, props, programs and costumes from the women’s chorus collection. Free. Presented by ForestAires Women’s Chorus. 688-8400. Anderson Township.
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Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. Through Dec. 16. 474-3100; www.jobsearchlearninglabs.wikidot.com. Anderson Township.
Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, Free. 946-7755; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. Newtown.
HOLIDAY - HALLOWEEN
Haunted Laser Tag, 6 p.m.-midnight, Scallywag Tag, 491 Ohio Pike, Spooky Laser Tag 6-9 p.m. with spooky theme. Haunted Laser Tag 9 p.m.-midnight with people in arena to scare participants. $20 for 3 hours, various prices for individual games. Reservations required. 528-3696; www.scallywagtag.com. Anderson Township. Halloween Monster Mash Fundraiser, 7:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, Ticket includes “Ghoulish Cocktail” greeting, hors d’oeuvres, bar service, food, dancing to music by DJs On Demand, costume contest and prizes. Silent auction until 11 p.m. Special surprise entertainment. Costumes encouraged. Benefits Families for Families. $85, $75 advance. Presented by Families for Families. 731-8000. Oakley.
Harvest Moon Hike, 6 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Take a night hike with a naturalist to see nature in a different light. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Anderson Township.
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October Family Open House: Jack-OLanterns, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Families create own Jack-O-Lanterns in fused glass. Family friendly. $15. 321-0206; www.brazeestreetstudios.com. Oakley.
Mushroom Trek, 2-4 p.m., Stanbery Park, 2221 Oxford Ave., Learn about this often overlooked biological kingdom while assisting with the biological survey of fungi in Cincinnati Parks. Partially off-trail, sometimes rigorous walk geared toward adults. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Parks. 231-8678; www.cincinnatiparks.com. Mount Washington.
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ART & CRAFT CLASSES
Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.
Anderson Township Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Anderson Center Station, 7832 Five Mile Road, Locally harvested fruit and vegetables, organic meat, plants, fair trade coffee, baked goods and more. 688-8400; www.andersonfarmersmarket.org. Anderson Township.
HOLIDAY - HALLOWEEN
Haunted Laser Tag, 6 p.m.-midnight, Scallywag Tag, $20 for 3 hours, various prices for individual games. Reservations required. 528-3696; www.scallywagtag.com. Anderson Township. Trunk ‘R Treat & Classic Car Show, 4:30-6 p.m., Beech Acres Park, 6910 Salem Road, Car show, children’s activities, food and music. Trunk ‚ÄòR Treating for ages 12 and under. Family friendly. $2 per child; free for car show-only spectators. Car show registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4513. Anderson Township.
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Burn This, 7:30 p.m., Columbia Performance Center, $23; $18 seniors; $15 students. 888-588-0137. Columbia Tusculum.
Reincarnation: Learning Your Purpose in Life, 1-2:30 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Share thoughts and experiences in an informal open discussion with spiritually like-minded people. Free book to attendees. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Eckankar in Ohio Satsang Society. 513 6747001. Anderson Township.
Cincinnati Walks for Kids, 10 a.m., Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Registration and kids carnival 8-10 a.m. Opening ceremony 10 a.m. Three-mile or one-mile walk, activities and food. Complimentary lunch for walkers. Family friendly. Benefits Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. $25 donation. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. 636-2941; www.cincinnatichildrens.org/walk. Anderson Township.
Early Childhood Education Symposium, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Summit Country Day, 2161 Grandin Road, Speakers and breakout sessions on topics such as Friendship Skills, Parenting Styles, Why Arts are Smart, Developing a Math Mind and Gifted or Just Smart. Free. 871-4700; www.summitcds.org. Hyde Park. S U N D A Y, O C T . 1 6
Blood Brothers, 7 p.m., Faith United Church of Christ, 6886 Salem Road, Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Prepare a musical number, not from Blood Brothers or Annie. Accompanist provided, but please bring-your-own sheet music. Please come prepared to dance with dance shoes and clothes in which to move. Bring resume, known conflicts for Nov. 7-Feb. 19. Head shot not required but welcome. Visit www.beechmontplayers.org for more information. 233-2468; www.beechmontplayers.org. Anderson Township.
Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, Free. 946-7755; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. Newtown.
Anderson Township History Room, 1-4 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Lower level. Learn about the history of Anderson Township through photos, handson exhibits and artifacts. Free. 688-8400. Anderson Township.
THANKS TO IRENE LINTON.
Clough United Methodist Church at 2010 Wolfangel Road in Anderson Township will be going to the dogs, cats, birds, hamsters, mice, guinea pigs, and any other animal people may have, as pets Sunday, Oct.16, during the church’s first Pet Blessing. Owners are invited to bring their pets to a special 10:30 a.m. service in the sanctuary where God’s creations will be celebrated. After the service, activities move to the church lawn where all pets will be blessed. Refreshments for people and pets will follow the blessing. All pet owners and animal lovers are invited. For everyone’s safety, pets must be either on a leash or in a carrier. Pictures of pets can be brought to the blessing if the pet is not people or other animal friendly or is difficult to transport. All Dogs Come from Heaven shelter will be at the blessing with dogs available for adoption. Donations of pet food will also be accepted to help fill the shelves of the Anderson Senior Center’s Pet Pantry. For more information, call the church office at 231-4301 or visit www.cloughchurch.org. Pictured are Max and Lily Alcott, the official Clough United Methodist Church dogs, who will be attending the Pet Blessing. M O N D A Y, O C T . 1 7
Blood Brothers, 7 p.m., Faith United Church of Christ, Free. 233-2468; www.beechmontplayers.org. Anderson Township.
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 6:30-7:15 p.m., Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 7515 Forest Road, Take Off Pounds Sensibly weekly support meeting. Presented by TOPS. 528-5959. Anderson Township.
LITERARY - SIGNINGS
Ryan Mecum, 7 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Author discusses and signs “Dawn of Zombie Haiku.” Free. 396-8960; www.josephbeth.com. Norwood. T U E S D A Y, O C T . 1 8
Marketing Roundtable, Noon-1 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Free. Presented by Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce. 474-4802. Anderson Township.
Anderson Township History Room, 6-9 p.m., Anderson Center, Free. 688-8400. Anderson Township.
MUSIC - CONCERTS
Party on the Plaza, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Outdoor veranda. Music by Big Whiskey and Paul Otten. Concert series combines local businesses and Anderson area community. Local vendors include: Anderson Bar & Grill, Carmine’s Italian Ice, Kroger, LaRosa’s, Skyline and Wine World. All concessions priced $3 or less. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce. 4744802. Anderson Township.
Overeaters Anonymous, 10 a.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 9211922; www.cincinnatioa.org. Hyde Park.
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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
Community Forum, 7-8:30 p.m., Oakley Community Center, 3882 Paxton Ave., Presentation by candidates for district judge in Cincinnati east area. Presentations on Cincinnati School Levy. Free. Presented by Cincinnati East Tea Party. 321-6112. Oakley.
HEALTH / WELLNESS
Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Screenings, 9 a.m.-noon, New England Club, 8135 Beechmont Ave., For accurate blood sugar reading, do not eat after midnight. Free. Presented by Superior Care Plus. 231-1060. Anderson Township.
LITERARY - SIGNINGS
Lisa Lillien, 6-8 p.m., Kroger Anderson Towne Center, 7580 Beechmont Ave., Food Network star and author discusses and signs “Hungry Girl Supermarket Survival.” Free. Presented by Kroger - Anderson. 233-4400. Anderson Township.
Echoes of Erin Concert, 7:309:30 p.m., Summit Country Day, 2161 Grandin Road, Kyte Theatre. Traditional instruments including Irish harp, flute, concertina and fiddle. Includes dance, storytelling and traditional singing. $15. Presented by Riley School of Irish Music. 549-3780; www.rileyirishmusic.com. Hyde Park.
Little Nature Nuts, 10-10:45 a.m., Johnson Hills Park, 7950 Bridle Road, Parents participate outdoors with their children. Ages 2-5. Family friendly. $10, $7 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4515. Anderson Township.
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Kids can go trick or treating through Kings Island’s new Dinosaurs Alive! attraction as part of Howl-O-Fest, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in October. Besides candy stops, hundreds of pumpkins, prizes, and crafts, kids can uncover a giant skeleton at a dig site or decorate a mini pumpkin to take home. Entrance to Dinosaurs Alive! is an additional fee of $5. Howl-O-Fest, which is noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in October, also includes a hay bale maze, petting zoo, costume contest and more. For tickets, visit www.visitkingsisland.com. Halloween Haunt opens 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 29 for those looking for a bone-chilling time. There are 13 attractions, including two mazes. It is not recommended for children. For tickets, visit www.visitkingsisland.com/haunt.
October 12, 2011
Spicy or traditional, meatloaf is still comfort food Each month, I film my cable TV show “Love Starts in the Kitchen” at Union Township TV located at Firehouse No. 51 in Union Township, Clermont County. Sometimes I have guests and sometimes it’s just me cooking. Justin Hawthorne is the media production specialist who does the filming, and he and Gina DiMario, media/communications manager, do the editing together. Between just the three of us, we put out award-winning cooking shows. I do the shows the same way I do these columns, and jokingly call it “reality cooking” since it’s me who does all the purchasing, prep, cooking, etc. I just finished a show on my favorite comfort foods, and I couldn’t leave out this delicious meatloaf.
Really Good Meatloaf: Two Ways
Meatloaf with spicy glaze/sauce
Mae Ploy is a sweet, yet hot, chili sauce. It’s addictive and can now be found in most grocery stores. Now if you don’t like a sauce with a kick, substitute the optional barbecue sauce. That’s what makes the meatloaf “two ways.”
Preheat oven to 375. Film bottom of skillet with olive oil. Add onion and garlic and cook until onion is soft but not brown. Set aside. Mix ketchup and Asian chili sauce together and divide into half. You’ll have 1 cup total and will put 1⁄4 cup into the meatloaf mixture and the rest will be used to baste and serve as extra sauce on the side. Mix together breadcrumbs, milk, eggs, parsley, Worcestershire, oregano, 1⁄4 cup ketchup mixture, salt and pepper. Add meat and onion mixture and gently mix to combine. Shape into a loaf and put on sprayed baking sheet. Bake 50 minutes to 60 minutes or until done – internal temperature will be 160 and/or juices will run clear. About 15 minutes before meatloaf is done, baste with about half of ketchup mixture. After roasting, let sit five minutes before slicing and serve with extra sauce.
chives, room temperature Salt and pepper to taste Butter Boil potatoes until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and return to pot to let dry a bit. Mash with half & half. Add cream cheese and mash until cheese melts. Season to taste and add a dollop or two of butter if you like.
THANKS TO JUSTIN HAWTHORNE
Rita’s got two ways for you to fix that old favorite, meatloaf.
Meatloaf with traditional glaze/sauce:
This has more traditional flavor. Use 1⁄4 cup of this in the meatloaf mixture and use the rest to baste and serve alongside. Mix together: 1 cup ketchup 1 ⁄2 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon dry mustard 1 ⁄8 teaspoon each: ground allspice and cloves
Smashed potatoes with chives Great meatloaf.
2 to 21⁄2 pounds Yukon gold or red potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks 1 ⁄2 cup half & half or more if necessary 8 oz. cream cheese with
Eileen Bittman’s stewed fresh tomatoes
Eileen, a Colerain Township reader, is a wonderful cook. This would be delicious alongside the meatloaf. Eileen sautés a small chopped onion in a bit of butter. It takes a while over medium heat until the onion is very soft but not brown. Sometimes she adds garlic. She adds a generous couple of cups chopped
Tips from Rita’s kitchen:
Rita’s show airs on many stations, including • UTTV Channel 15 in Union Township • Ch 24 Time Warner Cable in Cincinnati • Ch. 21 Insight in NKy). tomatoes. After cooking, she adds a small amount of sugar, some salt and pepper and a little more butter. If it’s too juicy, Eileen tosses in a few chunks of bread. Top with Parmesan cheese. Eileen says substitute canned, drained tomatoes for fresh if you like. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community press.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.
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Use a light hand when forming meatloaf or burgers. Don’t form too “tight” of a mixture – that’s what makes them tough. A light hand gives you a much better texture. Bacon on top? Why not? Regular or turkey bacon works fine. Even easier: Use your favorite purchased barbecue sauce
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1 generous cup finely chopped onion 1 ⁄2 teaspoon garlic 1 ⁄2 cup ketchup 1 ⁄2 cup Asian chili sauce (Mae Ploy) 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs 1 ⁄4 cup milk 2 large eggs, slightly beaten
Palmful fresh parsl e y , chopped (opt.) Several g o o d dashes Rita Worcesterh i r e Heikenfeld ssauce, at Rita’s kitchen least a tablespoon 1 generous teaspoon dried oregano Salt and pepper to taste 1 1 ⁄2 pounds ground beef chuck
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October 12, 2011
Accept it: Your little friend is always going to shed God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. -Unknown
Visit Cincinnati.com/giveaways for your chance to be an honorary ball kid at a Xavier University men’s basketball game. Each winner will be notified by Xavier and will serve as a honorary ball kid at one home game. Winners will receive two tickets to the game, a shirt and shorts and the thrill of being on the Cintas Center floor during the game.
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T h e r e ’s been a lot of controversy through the years over who actually wrote the much-loved “ S e r e n i t y Marsie Hall Prayer,” but Newbold as a life-time Marsie’s pet lover, I Menagerie can tell you that they owned a dog or cat who shedded profusely. I’m not saying this because I am some sort of Sherlock Holmes. The loose hair issue is something that all pet owners have to come to grips with, and there is truly no answer. Some come to this understanding sooner than others, depending on how inherently neurotic they are. It is a personal journey that all depends on your personality type. I liken it to Dr. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross’ “Five Stages of Grief.” First, there is “denial.” This happens to all firsttime pet owners. Picture this: You have a job interview and are in a hurry. You are wearing your brand-new charcoal grey “power” suit. Stopping for a moment, for luck, you pick up your precious white Persian kitten or Samoyed puppy and give it a little cuddle to say
There are many options for removing pet hair from clothing and furniture available. goodbye. “I’ll be home soon,” you call out as you walk out the door. Ten minutes later, you are running back inside desperately searching for a lint brush because you realized once you were in the car and halfway down the street that your outfit is covered in fur. So, by the time you get to the interview you are a frazzled mess because you couldn’t find a descent lint brush and had to resort to using regular Scotch tape to try to get some of the darned stuff off of yourself. That takes us to the second stage: “anger.” You are understandably upset that you had to go to the interview feeling self-conscious about your appearance. Being a reasonable person, you decide so that this won’t happen again you‘ll go to the store and purchase a lint-brush. How hard could that be? Harder than you think, because once you get to the store you will come face to face with floor to ceiling displays of lint removers that look like rollers with sticky tape, Velcro brushes and melted rubber balls on handles. They have fancy names like, “Mr. Sticky,” “The Lint Wizard” and “Pet Hair Buster” and come with price tags to match. All have the word “miracle” somewhere on their packaging. Welcome to the “bargaining” stage, because you are about to embark upon a vicious cycle of trying dozens of versions and
ending up with a houseful of lint removers you only used once but don’t throw away because you feel guilty that they cost so much money. At this point “depression” takes over and everyone deals with it differently. This has taken many down the road of getting suckered in by late-night infomercials and ordering “As Seen on TV” pet hair removers that cost $19.95 if you act quickly and call in the next 10 minutes. These contraptions tend to make the problem worse because they usually attach to the vacuum cleaner and scare your pet so much that most of their fur falls out anyway. Eventually though, like me, most pet owners arrive at the final stage: “acceptance.” You not only know, but own the concept that short of wrapping your dog or cat in Saran Wrap (which you should never, ever do) it is possible to remove some, but never all of the pet hair from your clothing. This is a tremendously freeing experience. Plus, there is an upside. Like my friend, Mona Klingenberg who works at Atlas Dry Cleaner in Newport says, “All you have to do is match your pets to your wardrobe and you can save money!” For more pet care tips, visit www.marsiesmenagerie.com. If you have any ideas for future stories please contact Marsie Hall Newbold at marsolete@ insightbb.com.
BRIEFLY Understanding Social Security
The Mount Washington Branch Library will conduct a program at 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 7, to help people understand how Social Security works and how to make the most out of their benefits. Marc Kiner, CPA, and Jim Blair of Premier Living, LLC, will lead the program “Social Security Basics and Advanced Planning Strategies” at the several branch library locations. Blair is a 35-year veteran of the Social Security administration and is uniquely qualified to help you to understand and maximize your benefits. Kiner and Blair host a radio show called “Premier Living” on Oldies 1480 WDJO Saturday mornings from 9-10 a.m. These free workshops will cover the following topics:
Kiner Blair • The history and eligibility of Social Security. • How your benefits are computed. • How unique family issues (divorce, death of a loved one, etc.) can affect your benefit. • Strategies to help you maximize your benefits. • And information about Medicare, Parts A, B, C, & D. Registration is required for these workshops. Please call the library location you wish to attend or register online through the Library’s program calendar at programs.cincinnatilibrary.org/ or by visiting www.mypremierplan.com.
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A new book titled “Go the Distance” is set to be released this upcoming week. “Go the Distance” was written by former Anderson Township residents Jim Serger and his son Jim Serger Jr. The book, based on a true story, explores a journey of addiction, recovery and unconditional love. “The book was developed and written to help other father-son and mother-daughter relationships understand not to give up on a loved one,” said Jim Serger Jr. Many community members know the Serger family because of their past involvement with McNicholas High School. Jim Serger was president of the McNicholas High School board and coach of the year three times for baseball. Although Jim Serger was very involved in the education process, many did not know about his struggles with alcohol.
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October 12, 2011
RELIGION Faith United Church of Christ
The church is having its fifth annual Duck the Mall craft sale from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 22 at the church. This year, there will be more than 20 independent crafters
and home vendors for the preChristmas sale. The church is at 6866 Salem Road,
Anderson Township; 231-8285.
Horizon Community Church
The church, which previously conducted services in Indian Hill at Cincinnati Country Day, has seen a 150-percent jump in Sunday service attendance since opening their own facility. That increase prompted the additional service time, adding another parking lot, and having volunteers and police to help with parking each week. The church offers new service times at 8:50 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11:10 a.m. each Sunday. The church is at 3950 Newtown Road, Anderson Township; www.horizoncc.com; 272-5800.
Mount Washington Presbyterian Church
The church, 6474 Beechmont Ave., is sponsoring a Winter Coat Drive Oct. 16 through Nov. 19. Needed are gently used (or new) coats (men’s, women’s and children’s) and other outerwear items includ-
ing hats, scarves and gloves. Donated items will be delivered to local charitable organizations for distribution. Outerwear may be dropped off in the church lobby during office hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Contact the church office or visit the church website for more information. The church is at 6474 Beechmont Ave., Mount Washington; 2312650; www.mwpc-church.org.
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The Fall Rummage Sale at the church will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. There will be an early bird admission price of $5 from 8:30-9 a.m. on Friday. A bag sale will be noon to 2 pm. Saturday. Shop for clothing, household items, furniture, books and toys. The church is at 6365 Corbly Road, Mount Washington; 231-3946; www.mtwashumc.org.
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Springer announces new board officers and trustees Springer School and Center recently announced its Board of Trustees for the 2011-2012 school year. Raymond F. Cooper II, pres-
ECKANKAR Experience the Light and Sound of God You are invited to the Community HU Song 10 am
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 www.mwbcares.net
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 www.hydeparkbaptistchurch.org
ROMAN CATHOLIC ST. GERTRUDE PARISH Church (513) 561-5954 • (513) 561-8020 School Miami Ave & Shawnee Run Rd. www.stgertrude.org 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 CE-1001628391-01
Sunday Service and Sunday School 10:30am Wednesday Testimonial Meeting 7:30pm Reading Room 3035 Erie Ave
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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
Sundays 9:15am & 10:45am
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3850 E. Galbraith, Deer Park Next to Dillonvale Shopping Ctr www.TrinityCincinnati.org 791-7631 Worship Service - 10:00AM Sunday School - 10:15AM Pastor Randy Wade Murphy
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Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith Cincinnati, OH 45243
Phone: 513-791-8348 • Fax: 513-791-5648
Jeff Hill • Minister
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Worship at 5:00pm Saturday and 8:00, 9:00, 9:30 & 11:00 Sunday mornings Pastors Larry Donner, Pat Badkey, Jess Abbott & Alice Connor
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Jennifer R. Goodwin
Jennifer R. Goodwin, 44, of Anderson Township died Oct. 7. Survived by son, John D. Goodwin; and siblings John (Lynn), Mark (Kimmie), Sarah and Mary Conlan. Preceded in death by father, James W. Conlon; and mother, Betty Lou Stewart. Services were Oct. 7 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home, Evendale.
Charles Steven Hill, 60, of Anderson Township died Oct. 3. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. Survived by children Mark E. (Kim), Mike G. (Jennifer), Danny S. (Angel) and Chares Chris (Kimberly); siblings Geoff (Linda) and Richard Hill, Charlene (Jim) Gray, Dorothy (Dennis) Wetzel, Patricia (Tim) Moore and Janine (Robert) Michaels; and grandchildren David, Charlie, Caden, Camden, Payton, Jada and Rissa. Preceded in death by father, Charles U. Hill; and mother, Dorothy Jones. Services were Oct. 7 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home, Mount Washington.
John N. Muller
John N. Muller, 92, of Anderson Township died Sept. 14. He owned a shoe store in Mount Washington. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Survived by daughters Judith (late John) Kidman, Jane (Douglas) Shriver and Joan (Roger) Littlejohn; and grandchildren Lisa, John, Susan, and Eleanor Shriver, Hayley, R. Drew, and C. Perry Littlejohn, Lydia Kidman, and Michael (Lan) Chessey; and great-grandchildren Michael and Nikko Chessey, son of the late John and Eva Muller (nee Kautz). Preceded in death by wife, Ruth Muller; and wife, Margaret MaloneMuller; and sister, Elizabeth Miller. Services were Sept. 19 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home, Mount Washington.
Jeremy M. Shipley
Jeremy M. Shipley, 24, died Sept. 18. He was a 2006 graduate of Turpin High School. Survived by parents John and Debbie Shipley; many friends; and his new puppy, Connors. Services were held in Boulder, Colo., and Cincinnati.
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It is with great joy that Mr. & Mrs. James Carey announce the engagement of their daughter Erica Lynn Carey to Brandon Edward Beigel, son of Mr. & Mrs. Gary Beigel. Erica is a graduate of Deer Park High School and Xavier University with a degree in Criminal Justice. Brandon is a graduate of Colerain High School and St. John Fisher University with a degree in Business. They are planning a November wedding which will take place in West Chester.
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Mary H. Gibson, 85, of Cherry Grove died Sept. 29. Survived by children Douglas (Bonnie), Donald G., Darrell, Karen Gibson and Sandra Hoemmelmeyer; and five grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Douglas G. Gibson; father, Laslo Roth; and mother, Hermina Kropai. Services were Oct. 3 at All Saints
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Spadaccini, regional vice president for American Beacon Advisors, continues in his role. Two new members join the Board of Trustees this year. Casey D. Jones of Hyde Park is a principal in the Capital Strategies Group at Fifth Third Bank with a particular focus in advisory work for healthcare companies and financial sponsor groups.
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ident of Myers Y. Cooper Co., returns for his second year as board president. Hyde Park resident Sean McGrory, CFO for Miller Valentine Group, will also retain his position as vice president. Mt. Lookout resident Matthew Blickensderfer, of Frost Brown Todd, LLC, has been named treasurer, and Board Secretary Nicholas
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Charles D. Raines, 30, 3788 Merwin Ten Mile Road, violation of protection order, Sept. 18. David J. Curry, 66, 2201 Spinning Wheel Drive, domestic violence, Sept. 21. Sabrena L. Secen, 33, 4140 Eastern Ave., burglary, Sept. 20. Nicholas D. Bolton, 30, 2347 Ohio 131, drug instrument, Sept. 18. Edward J. Parobek, 26, 7740 Hopper Road, obstructing official business, Sept. 16. Juvenile, 15, curfew violation, Sept. 26. Juvenile, 17, underage possession of alcohol, drug paraphernalia, Sept. 20. David J. Curry, 66, 2201 Spinning Wheel Drive, domestic violence, Sept. 21. Tiffany Powers, 24, 6409 Clough No. 2, domestic violence, Sept. 19. Charron A. McCoy, 21, 6115 Plymouth No. 6, domestic violence, Sept. 15. Seven Juveniles, 17, curfew violation, Sept. 16. Juvenile, 16, curfew violation, Sept. 16. Pamela Havens, 41, 828 Enright, theft, Sept. 19. Adam T. Richards, 29, 3997 Marifield, drug possession, drug instrument, paraphernalia, Sept. 20. Derrick J. Carter, 25, Germantown Pike, marijuana possession, drug possession, drug instrument, driving under suspension, Sept. 19. Amanda J. Cantrell, 30, 2385 Ohio 222, marijuana possession, paraphernalia, Sept. 19.
Incidents/investigations Aggravated robbery
Money taken at gunpoint from Speedway; $80 at Ohio 125, Sept. 23.
Female was assaulted at 6931 Goldengate Drive No. 205, Sept. 20.
Medication taken at 132 Asbury Road, Sept. 18. Laptop computer taken at 972 N. Woodlyn, Sept. 20. X-Box game taken; $60 at 6931
Goldengate Drive No. 804, Sept. 21.
At Spinning Wheel Lane, Sept. 21. At Spinning Wheel Lane, Sept. 21. At Signal Hill, Sept. 15. At Clough Pike, Sept. 19.
Female stated ID used with no authorization at 8679 Apple Blossom Lane, Sept. 19.
Misuse of credit card
Male stated card used with no authorization at 7323 Gungadin, Sept. 13.
Passing bad checks
Bad check issued to Sequels; $198.41 at Beechmont Avenue, Sept. 14.
Clothing taken from Macy’s; $350 at Beechmont Avenue, Sept. 11. Clothing taken from Macy’s; $290 at Beechmont Avenue, Sept. 19. Money taken from safe at Fitworks; $307.58 at 7910 Beechmont, Sept. 19. Shoes taken from Gabriel Brothers; $40 at Beechmont Avenue, Sept. 23. Gasoline siphoned from vehicle at 8670 Apple Blossom, Sept. 23. Cellphone and charger taken from vehicle at 1548 Sharjoy Court, Sept. 22. Radar detector and GPS unit taken from vehicle; $450 at 1000 Eversole, Sept. 21. Medication, tools, etc. taken from vehicle at 8425 Beechmont, Sept. 17. Checks taken at 1035 Wittshire Circle, Sept. 15.
Theft by deception
Female lost money through phone scam; $989 at 7500 block of Hunley Road, Sept. 13.
Unlawful sexual conduct with minor
Offense reported involving male juvenile at 7300 block of Blue Boar Court, Sept. 16.
Copper lines cut in two AC units at Exxon at Mount Carmel Road, Sept. 20.
Violation of protection order
Female reported this offense at 7759 Twelve Oaks, Sept. 18.
CINCINNATI DISTRICT 2 Arrests/citations
John R. Riehle, born 1980, possession of drug paraphernalia, 6146 Campus Lane, Sept. 16. Derrick Justin Carter, born 1986, criminal damaging or endangering, 5450 Beechmont Ave., Sept. 19. James Bonner, born 1991, drug abuse, trafficking, 2345 Beechmont Ave., Sept. 19. Marvin Ricky Hendrickson, born 1974, robbery, 2300 Beechmont Ave., Sept. 19. David D. Roden, born 1958, theft under $300, 2120 Beechmont Ave., Sept. 20. David Lee Helterbran, born 1963, possession of drug paraphernalia, 2348 Beechmont Ave., Sept. 20. James Robert Neal, born 1983, theft under $300, 2120 Beechmont Ave., Sept. 20. Richard F. Morano, born 1962, city or local ordinance violation, 4800 Beechmont Circle, Sept. 20. Ronnie L. Akers, born 1966, domestic violence, Sept. 20. Tami M. Williamson, born 1976, criminal trespassing, 2343 Beechmont Ave., Sept. 21. Fredrick Lance Jackson, born 1982, drug abuse, obstructing official business, possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking, 1614 Beacon St., Sept. 23. Jeff Miller, born 1979, assault, 1745 Mears Ave., Sept. 24.
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The Community Press publishes names of adults charged with offenses. The information is a public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contactpolice: • Anderson Township: Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Lt. Mike Hartzler, District 5 commander, 8252280. • Cincinnati District 2 – California and Mount Washington: Capt. Paul Broxterman, District 2 commander, police officer Germaine Love, neighborhood officer, 979-4400. • Newtown: Tom Synan, chief, 561-7697 or 825-2280. 5500 Beechmont Ave., Sept. 20.
Violation of a protection order/consent agreement
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south of Knoxville, responded to Sept. 28 reports of an erratic driver on Interstate 75. The driver was reportedly brandishing a handgun. Brown and the two female passengers were stopped by the Loudon County deputies and a task force found drug paraphernalia and a plastic handgun, police said. Brown was driving without a valid license and was impaired, police said. Hamilton County Sheriff's deputies responded to Loudon County and developed evidence identifying Brown as the robber from the Anderson Township Speedway incident, police said. Brown is in Loudon County awaiting extradition back to Hamilton County.
A Loveland man suspected in an Anderson Township gas station robbery was arrested in Tennessee Sept. 28. Scott Brown, 26, was charged with aggravated robbery for a Sept. 23 incident at the Speedway gas station on the corner of Beechmont Avenue and Eight Mile Road, according to a release from the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office. He is also charged with receiving stolen property, as the car he was arrested in had been reported stolen from an Anderson Township citizen, police said. Sheriff's deputies in Loudon County, Tenn.,
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Ashton Court: Drees Premier Homes Inc. to Bujak-Aaron Carol & Joseph G. Aaron; $546,180. 1096 Stormy Way: Beckley Jeffrey & Shannon to Dunaway Jason; $172,500. 1219 Beacon Road: Starks William K. & Leann M. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $120,634. 1405 Grand Oaks Drive: Christophers Financial Inc. to Stealey Kevin & Tara; $670,358. 2662 Montchateau Drive: Ehemann Gregory R. Tr & Marianne M. Tr to Schneider Kaitlin & N. Troy A.; $347,000. 2981 Saddleback Drive: Ivancic Mark R. & Rebecca S. to Blough Amy; $233,500. 3135 Little Dry Run Road: Bennell
Darlene to Peretz Allan F. & Lisa; $460,000. 7077 Natamac Circle: Sylla Abdoulaye S. & Marianne Laurence to Jones Nancy E.; $120,000. 7970 Meadowcreek Drive: Zicka Homes Ltd. to Speelman Matthew & Kristina; $575,796. 799 Eight Mile Road: Kuderer Daniel E. & Anita R. to Zellner Brent & Sara; $275,000. 8559 Clough Pike: Mckenna James R. to Coulson Brian D.; $110,000. 957 Alnetta Drive: Tepper Claudia A. to Basler Elsa K.; $123,000.
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Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate.
MOUNT WASHINGTON 2453 Sanctuary Circle: Knepler James L. Jr. & Holli A. Horak to Brett William; $237,500. 5308 Reserve Circle: Mvr Reserve Corp to Mcnichols William; $155,000.
6615 Crull St.: Selene Rmof Reo Aquisition LLC to Tracy J. Michael & Cherie; $38,400. 7214 Ivy Way: Poll Krista L. to Miller Melanie L.; $171,000.
ANDERSON TOWNSHIP FIRE & EMS RUNS Tuesday, Sept. 13
7:14 a.m., Coran Drive, abdominal pain 7:59 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, sick person 9:05 a.m., Stirrup Road, trouble breathing 9:45 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, transfer/interfacility/palliative care 11:02 a.m., Sunny Acres Drive, CO detector activation due to malfunction 11:18 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, trouble breathing 4:10 p.m., Interstate 275, auto accident / person injured 6:16 p.m., Grandle Court, allergic reaction 6:19 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, local alarm system, malicious false alarm 8:01 p.m., Waterpoint Lane, sick person
Wednesday, Sept. 14
10:12 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, abdominal pain 12:45 p.m., Forest Road, brush or brush-and-grass mixture fire 2:17 p.m., Salem Road, person unconscious / unresponsve 3:21 p.m., Maidstone & Stonington, medical emergency 3:51 p.m., Burlinehills Court, water or steam leak 4:13 p.m., Interstate 275, grass fire 5:14 p.m., Five Mile Road, sick person
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1:53 a.m., Stirrup Road, assist back
to bed 10:03 a.m., Verdale Drive, person injured in a fall 10:41 a.m., Five Mile Road, person unconscious / unresponsve 10:58 a.m., Steamboat Drive, person unconscious / unresponsve 11:12 a.m., Little Dry Run & Williams Cree, power line down 11:44 a.m., Tallberry Drive, person injured in a fall 1:33 p.m., Pocahontas, fire in portable building, fixed location 1:41 p.m., Bartels Road, arcing, shorted electrical equipment 4:02 p.m., Salem Road, person unconscious / unresponsve 4:48 p.m., Hunley Road, person with a laceration 8:22 p.m., Forest Road, sick person 8:35 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, sick person 9:27 p.m., State Road, person injured
Friday, Sept. 16
5:13 a.m., Greenleaf Drive, smoke detector activation due to malfunction 5:46 a.m., Birney Lane, diabetic emergency 6:42 a.m., Asbury Road, assist back to bed 10:04 a.m., YMCA Road, attempted / threatening suicide 6:50 p.m., YMCA Road, sick person 7:59 p.m., Bartels Road, sick person 9:46 p.m., Kingstonhill Court, fires in structure other than in a building 10:04 p.m., Bartels Road, person injured 11:39 p.m., Moran Drive, sick person
Saturday, Sept. 17
12:27 a.m., Hunley & Copperglow, auto accident / person injured 1:41 a.m., Moran Drive, chest pain 8:06 a.m., Moran Drive, person injured in a fall 9:40 a.m., Sigma Circle, person injured in a fall 11:06 a.m., Immaculate Lane, person shot 12:32 p.m., Cohasset Court, person injured in a fall 12:47 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, chest pain 2:34 p.m., Hiddenhills Drive, assist back to bed 3:55 p.m., Riverpoint Lane, alarm system activation, no fire - unintentional 8:32 p.m., Fireside Drive, head injury 9:40 p.m., Royalgreen Drive, smoke or odor removal
Sunday, Sept. 18
12:01 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, passenger vehicle fire 9:15 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, person injured in a fall 10:50 a.m., Elstun Road, bomb scare - no bomb 12:54 p.m., Batavia Road, head injury 4:30 p.m., Moran Drive, person injured in a fall 4:41 p.m., Five Mile Road, person injured 7:55 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, person injured in a fall 9:00 p.m., Five Mile Road, removal of victim(s) from stalled elevator
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