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The Forest Hills Local School District Board of Education approved a motion last week accepting Superintendent Dallas Jackson’s recommendation to maintain two high schools in the district. What do you think? Let us know by going online and voicing your opinion by typing andersontownship into your Web browser’s address bar and voting on our poll. We’ll run the results in next week’s edition of the Forest Hills Journal.

Poll results

The results of the Oct. 20 unscientific poll on our Anderson Township community site at andersontownship asking readers what they thought about the Cincinnati Park Department’s decision to close California Woods and Magrish Preserve this fall to allow bow hunters to shoot deer and thin the herd are: Great idea: So-so idea: 10% Terrible idea: 8% Total votes: 84


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Consolidation option nixed

By Forrest Sellers

The Forest Hills Board of Education has voted to maintain two high schools in the district. Following a recommendation by Superintendent Dallas Jackson, the school board also said it would keep the current configuration of six elementary schools and one middle school. This recommendation came after a survey conducted by Jackson as well as after several community meetings. Jackson said he also reviewed the recommendation of the Forest Hills Local School District’s Facilities Committee as well as a previous survey conducted by Fallon Research and Communications Inc. “There is strong community support for maintaining two high schools,” said Jackson. Jackson said consolidation of buildings at any level was not supported by the community even if the consolidation would reduce operating costs. Board member Rich Neumann, who chairs the facilities committee, said the district needs to address the condition of the school buildings. “Our facilities are not helping us reach the next level,” he said. The facilities committee had recommended two options to the board. Both options involved consolidation of the buildings, and one of the options involved consolidating the high schools. Neumann said the board should consider a bond issue in conjunction with an operating levy. The board, though, said an operating levy was the biggest pri-



ority and a bond issue could potentially jeopardize its success. As part of his recommendation, Jackson said the district should also “continue to create new opportunities for input from the community” and develop a strategic plan. Board President Tracy Huebner said this was essential. “I think the district needs a strategic plan and vision,” she said. Anderson Township resident Tim Kappers said he supported Jackson’s recommendation, but he said discussion about consolidating the high schools had damaged the board’s credibility. “You have fractured the community,” said Kappers. “It will take a great effort to pull the community together. You need to listen to the community.” Anderson Township resident Randy Fuller said he also was in favor of the recommendations proposed by Jackson. However, he said the school board needs to clarify “the money situation” and also elaborate on what it considers necessary improvements to the buildings. The board has not voted on when an operating levy will be on the ballot, but has indicated putting a levy on the May 2011 ballot is under strong consideration.


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Turpin Golie Shane Kelly (1) right, grabs the ball in front of Anderson’s Raied Alawi (10) during their district tournament game at Turpin High School, Monday, Oct 18. For more from the game, see Sports, A8.

Trash pick-up irks some in Anderson By Lisa Wakeland

Some waste trucks are starting their Anderson Township routes before dawn and irritating some residents. Trustee President Russ Jackson said the township has received complaints that haulers from Forest Green Waste Service have started as early as 4 a.m. He said the trustees were prepared to take action to regulate start times for waste haulers, but did not want to resort to legislation. Wendell Shelton, owner of Forest Green Waste Service, said his drivers aim to get to the township by 3:45 a.m. and start shortly after that. “When we get a complaint, we shift to another area,” Shelton said, noting that most waste removal service providers do the same.

Cyclical complaints

Anderson Township Public Works Director Richard Shelley said complaints about noise from garbage trucks and early start times come in cycles. He said most complaints are in the early spring and in the fall, the time when many residents have windows open.


Some Anderson Township residents have complained that waste haulers from Forest Green Waste services are starting as early as 4 a.m. “Our goal is to get on the streets as early as possible and to get off as early as possible to miss

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early start times and shifted to other areas. He said he doesn’t think the township has to resort to regulating start times, but if the trustees decide to act, Shelton asked that it be applied to all waste haulers. Assistant Township Administrator Suzanne Parker said the trustees have received complaints about other waste removal companies in the past.

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Mt. Washington changes holiday look By Forrest Sellers


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Ann Kavanaugh, who is also a member of the community’s Holiday Decorating Committee. “We want to place the decorations in a place where they will have more of an aesthetic impact.” Mike Lacinak, vice president of the Mt. Washington Community Urban Redevelopment Corp., said one noticeable change is lighted snowflakes will no longer be on the poles. This will eliminate the electrical cords which were often visible, he said. Lacinak said the placement of holiday lights in the

business district also will be different. “We’re trying to improve the look,” he said. Lacinak said some of the alterations were based on feedback from residents. He said the new look is based more on aesthetics than economic considerations. Decorating in the community is traditionally handled by the Mt. Washington Community Urban Redevelopment Corp. Lacinak said the water tower will once again be decorated by the Moeller

Newtown group offers ‘Trunk or Treat’ By Rob Dowdy

Children in Newtown now have two opportunities to score candy the weekend of Halloween. The Newtown Business Association is hosting “Trunk or Treat” Saturday, Oct. 30. The event will feature representatives from village businesses offering candy from the trunks of

Knights of Columbus, which traditionally provides lights for the tower and also strings them on the tower. The Holiday Decorating Committee is made up of members from both the Urban Redevelopment Corp. and the community council. During the Oct. 20 community council meeting, community council President Jake Williams had proposed using $250 from the community’s operating budget to match a similar amount provided by the Urban Redevelopment Corp. for decorating.


Kavanaugh, though, recommended against this until an inventory of the decorations had been done. William’s motion was withdrawn. Plans are to begin decorating the second weekend of November. Volunteers are needed. For information, call Lacinak at 708-8776.

Anderson Historical Society to discuss Mt. Washington Cemetery

their vehicles in the parking lot next to the Dairy Corner. Barbara Broerman, owner of the Dairy Corner, said she proposed “Trunk or Treat” after attending a similar event with her grandchild last year at a local church. She said 10 to 12 Newtown businesses are expected to participate this year, but more businesses and individual residents also are welcome to participate.

The Anderson Township Historical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, at the Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, in the Lower Atrium next to the History Room. Julie Rimer, secretary/ treasurer of the Mt. Washington Cemetery Association, will be the featured speaker. As most know, the cemetery, established in 1855, is final resting place of many early Mt. Washing-

ton founders as well as family and friends. The city of Cincinnati chose Mt. Washington as one of the communities for the 2010 Neighborhood Enhancement Program, in which private and corporate funding is provided for neighborhood projects. Refreshments will be served. The meeting is free and the public is invited. For more information, call 2312114.

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Newtown goes it alone with parking options By Rob Dowdy

In the coming months, visitors to the Newtown administration building will likely have to do a little more walking than before. During a recent council meeting, the Newtown Village Council decided not to renew its parking lease with Newtown United Methodist Church. The village has leased parking space from the church next door to its administration building for numerous years and paid $6,600 for the lease this year. Councilman Mark Kobasuk said the village has negotiated with the Little Miami Fire and Rescue District to use seven parking spaces at the current fire station across the street from the administration building. The church lease expires at the end of the year, and

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New playground for Laverty Park By Lisa Wakeland

Laverty Park will get an upgrade later this year. Ken Kushner, executive director of the Anderson Township Park District, said they plan to remove the current play equipment in the next couple months. Park district officials recently received a $34,802 grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for the playground. Kushner said the new equipment and installation will cost about $75,000. After an open house and input from nearby residents, the park district officials picked the new playground, which has slides, climbing


Kobasuk said the village will have enough parking spaces with the fire station and village-owned parking lot on Main Street. Mayor Curt Cosby said with the municipal parking lot next to Newtown Feed and Supply, residents should have plenty of parking options when visiting town hall. “We’re asking everyone to park in the municipal lot located on Main Street,” he said. Cosby said the money the village typically spent on the parking lease will go back into the general fund. Kobasuk said once the new village fire house is completed in 2011, Newtown will be able to use all of the parking spaces at the current fire station. “Because we own that property across the street ... we’ll have all those spaces,” he said.


The Anderson Township Park District recently received a grant to update the playground at Laverty Park, seen here. structures and swings. It should be ready for play by next spring. “It has a lot of lower elements and a lot of play value,” Kushner said of the

new playground. “The kids really liked it and connected with it.” Da’Andre Hadnot, 11, who lives near Laverty Park, said he likes the new

design and thinks his younger sister will love the new playground. Hadnot added that he’s glad the basketball court will stay because he plays there often with his brother. Cat Robinson, who also lives near the park, said the new playground will be much nicer than the current one at Laverty Park. “The kids don’t go down there much, but I think it will be more popular with the new equipment,” she said. Kushner said the current playground is at least 20 years old.

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extent of medical certainty regarding the condition of persistent unconsciousness and address the current state of Catholic moral teaching regarding the care of such patients. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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ANDERSON TWP. – The League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area/Anderson Unit hosted a candidate forum featuring candidates running for the Ohio House of Representatives: Max Kinman and Peter Stautberg; and the Ohio Senate: Sam Pettinichi and Shannon Jones. The candidate forum will be re-played on TW Cable AC-TV channels 8 & 15 until Election Day plus random airtimes as available. It also can be accessed On Demand at Time Warner channel 412. Airtimes are: Thursdays at 11 a.m.; Fridays at 4 p.m.; Saturdays at 3:30 p.m.; and Sundays at 6 p.m. Check for additional schedule information.

Mt. Washington suspect surrenders

Courtney Holmes, the man police now believe stabbed

David Dalhover to death Oct. 14 in his mother’s front yard, was locked up Oct. 22 after surrendering himself to authorities. Holmes, 23, lives down the street from 3110 Sutton Ave., where Dalhover was killed, but investigators have given no indication as to why he would want his neighbor dead. Initially, police had charged Dalhover’s best friend with the killing, but dropped the charge when new information pointed instead to Holmes, who has one prior misdemeanor conviction for disorderly conduct on his record in Hamilton County.

Cemetery will be the topic of speech

Julie Rimer, secretary/treasurer of the Mt. Washington Cemetery Association, will be the featured speaker at the Anderson Township Historical Society at

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, at the Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road. Refreshments will be served during this free event. The public is invited. For information call 231-2114.

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Court schedules Anderson Township mine hearing By Lisa Wakeland


A court hearing on the future of a proposed underground limestone mine near the intersection of Broadwell and Round Bottom Roads in Anderson Township has been scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 21. Three communities and dozens of residents filed an appeal asking the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas to reverse the Anderson Township Board of Zoning Appeals June 2 decision approving a conditional use permit and zoning variances to allow the Martin Marietta Materials mine. Attorneys for all parties met with Magistrate Michael Bachman Oct. 12 to discuss the future of the case and set a schedule to hear the four motions filed on Oct. 8. The three communities – Indian Hill, Terrace Park and Newtown – filed a joint motion with mine opposition group Citizens Against Blasting On Our Miami to vacate judgment.


Hundreds of citizens from Anderson Township, Terrace Park, Newtown, Indian Hill and other communities attended nearly two years of hearings on an underground limestone mine near the corner of Broadwell and Round Bottom roads. The Anderson Township Board of Zoning Appeals approved the mine in June and the decision is being appealed in the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas. Terrace Park Solicitor Bob Malloy explained later that the motion states the Board of Zoning Appeals attempted to rule on various zoning amendments that were outside of its jurisdiction.

Martin Marietta filed three motions on Oct. 8 to dismiss the appeals of all three villages, to dismiss the township Board of Zoning Appeals as an appellee and to dismiss Citizens Against

Blasting On Our Miami (CABOOM) as one of the appellants. CABOOM filed its case jointly with 63 residents and business owners near the proposed mine site.

Attorneys for all parties have until Friday, Nov. 5, to respond to the four respective motions before Magistrate Michael Bachman and until Nov. 19 to answer to those responses. A hearing on the following four motions is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, at the Hamilton County Courthouse. • Joint motion for an order compelling to vacate its June 2, 2010, decision. • Motion to dismiss appeal of appellants Indian Hill, Terrace Park and Newtown. • Motion of defendantappellee Martin Marietta Materials Inc. to dismiss appellant Citizens Against Blasting on our Miami as a party appellant. • Motion of defendantappellee Martin Marietta Materials Inc. to dismiss the Anderson Township Board of Zoning Appeals as a partyappellee. Anderson Township filed six boxes of transcripts, and exhibits for the case in early

September, but attorneys disagreed on what constitutes the official record. Dick Brahm, attorney for Martin Marietta, said plans, e-mails and letters should not have been included. “These don’t constitute evidence or the record,” Brahm said. Tim Mara, attorney for CABOOM, argued the court could rule on the motion to vacate judgment because it does not involve the record. Bachman said the attorneys for all parties must agree on what is part of the record for the Martin Marietta mine case before proceeding with the appeal. If any major issues arise or the attorneys can’t agree, Bachman said he would entertain other motions about the record after hearing the motions to dismiss and to vacate judgment. The appeals of Indian Hill, Terrace Park and Newtown were consolidated with the appeal from CABOOM, residents and business owners in early September.

Food stamp probe ends in raids, arrests A two-year investigation into food stamp fraud ended in several arrests and three businesses, including one in Mt. Washington, facing the prospect of losing their liquor licenses, state authorities recently announced. State and federal officials recently raided two businesses and a private home, according to a prepared statement from the Ohio

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Wright St. in Newtonsville. Operators of the business are accused of improper and illegal conduct related to illegal use and trafficking of food stamps. They will be required to appear before the state’s Liquor Control Commission, where they could face penalties including fines, suspension and/or revocation of liquor permits.

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Police to start issuing vehicle ‘report cards’ By Lisa Wakeland

Anderson Township residents may start noticing something tucked on their windshield in the coming weeks. Though it comes from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office it’s not a ticket – it’s a vehicle report card. Lt. Mike Hartzler, commander for District 5, said the report cards are meant to inform the public about the prevalence of theft from vehicles. “It will indicate whether a car passes or fails and may not always indicate there is something to steal,” Hartzler said. “It’s to educate people on

how to better protect themselves from being a victim of crime.” Patrol officers and members of the Citizen’s Patrol will concentrate on areas that have a higher concentration of theft from autos and on other residential streets, Hartzler said. The report cards have check boxes to notify owners if there is property in plain view, doors are unlocked or windows are open. Anderson Township resident Roger Wagner said this is a great initiative. Wagner, who is a member of the Citizen’s Patrol, said this will be an especially helpful reminder as the holiday shopping season nears.


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Township selling property for new office By Lisa Wakeland

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Anderson Township is planning for a new office building. Township trustees recently approved a zone change from single-family residence to planned office for the property at 7887 Beechmont Ave., near the Anderson Square apartments. Steve Sievers, assistant township administrator and Development Services director, said the township bought the property in 2007 with the intent to construct an accessway to the signal at King Louis Court. Malia Rendler, who owns Malia’s Kitchen at 7863 Beechmont Ave., said the access drive is a good idea. “I think it will be helpful, especially for my older customers so they can feel more comfortable and it will help me when I have a delivery and (Beechmont Avenue) is really busy,” she said. “Sometimes I have to sit and wait five minutes to get out.” Rendler, however, is not as thrilled about the planned office building.

She said there are plenty of empty buildings along Beechmont Avenue for an office to move into and is tired of the “tear down and build new” philosophy. Sievers said no private developers have planned for a building yet and the zone change is specific enough for nearby property owners to have some assurance of what would be constructed on the property, which is currently for sale. The zone change, a staff report on the case said, “creates a transition from general retail along Beechmont Avenue to the multifamily complex at the end of King Louis Court (and) a general office use would act as a buffer between more intense retail uses to less intense residential uses.” Rendler said she doesn’t think having an office building in between the

Anderson Township purchased the parcel at 7887 Beechmont Ave. in 2007 to construct an accessway to King Louis Court and have recently put the property back up for sale. According to an online listing, the property is 90 feet by 225 feet and the township is asking $175,000 for the parcel. The property was recently rezoned for planned office and is large enough to support a 4,400 square feet two-story office building with 15 parking spaces, the listing says. retail and residential zones will make much of a difference. The access road would be constructed behind the businesses from Xtreme Sound to Tuffy Auto Service on the south side of Beechmont Avenue, Sievers said. Allison Varland, who lives in Anderson Township, said the access road would make it easier to get to those businesses. Sievers said the township would like to have the road constructed this year.


Newtown Police Officer Mike Wedding was recently honored with the department’s Life Saving Award for his efforts to save a teenager who collapsed in the village. Wedding discovered the Dayton resident while on patrol.

Officer earns award for saving teen

By Rob Dowdy

Newtown Police Officer Mike Wedding was just doing his job, but his efforts on July 10 went far beyond patrolling the streets and filling out police reports. Wedding was recently honored with the Newtown Police Department’s Life Saving Award for his efforts to save a 16-year-old Dayton resident visiting relatives in the village. Wedding discovered the teen during his last patrol at approximately 4:20 a.m.

around the village when he saw his bike in the front yard of a home on Pinehurst in the Ivy Hills neighborhood. As he approached the bike from about 30 yards away he noticed the unconscious teen lying nearby. “I could feel he was breathing and had a heartbeat,” Wedding said. The teen awoke as Wedding called an ambulance and Wedding said the teen told him he had been riding his bicycle to a relative’s home he was visiting when he blacked out.

As the teen was placed in the ambulance, he went into cardiac arrest. Wedding said paramedics relayed to him that had he not called for help when he did, the teen likely would have died. “They were able to bring him back, thank God,” Wedding said. Newtown Police Chief Tom Synan recently commended Wedding’s efforts during a Newtown Village Council meeting. He said the department’s Life Saving Award is its “most prestigious” honor.

Anderson Township streets to get new surface treatment By Lisa Wakeland

As construction season winds down, some Anderson Township streets are

Treatment areas

The following roads and trail connection will receive the micro-surface overlay treatment this year: • Pine Terrace Drive, from Nagel Road to the cul-de-sac • Sacred Heart Lane, from Nagel Road to the cul-de-sac • Heart Court, from Sacred Heart Lane to the cul-de-sac • Regis Court, from Hampton Place to the cul-desac • Hampton Place, from Wolfangel Road to the cul-desac • Royalwoods Court from Lawyer Road to the cul-de-sac • Lawyer Road trail connection to the Five Mile Trail • The parking area behind the Hunley Road fire station also will be part of the treatment program.

slated to get a little more help. Township trustees approved a $55,000 contract with Strawser Construction Inc. for micro-surface overlay on seven township streets, a trail connection and patch work behind the Hunley Road fire station. Public Works Director Richard Shelley said this is a

yearly project that helps extend road paving funds because it costs roughly one-third of the traditional grinding and paving. The micro-surface overlay is an asphalt and aggregate combination similar to slurry seal and puts a new surface on the road, Shelley said. He added that the sealer helps extend the life of the

street pavement until it is time for full repair. These streets, Shelley said, do not require curb


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The kids ride bikes, tricycles, scooters, motorized cars or while the littlest ones rode in strollers during the Wolfangel Farms Kid Parade and Block Party, Aug. 1. Bobby Miller, in front with helmet, leads the parade on his bike.

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The kids enjoy water relay games to help stay cool during the Wolfangel Farms Kid Parade and Block Parth, Aug. 1. The Blue Team, on left, are Mary Shetler, Joey Sandul, Bobby Miller, Jake Gould, Zach Pelcha, Ella Cuchra and Carson Welker.


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Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Anthony Gardner passes out sheriff’s badges to Tommy Frye while Carson Welker enjoys sitting in the cruiser during the Wolfangel Farms Block Party, Aug. 1.


Chad, Jake and Zach Pelcha along with Trey Shetler and Mia Miller get a comfy in the back seat of Deputy Anthony Gardner’s cruiser during Wolfangel Farms Block Party.



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Sherwood Elementary School Assistant Principal Dani Watkins sends a message via Twitter. Both Watkins and Principal Dan Hamilton began posting school-related news on Twitter this school year. They have also encouraged teachers to use Twitter.

Forest Hills educators find how ‘tweet’ it is

By Forrest Sellers

For a Forest Hills Local School District administrator Twitter has become an educational tool. “You have a window into professional development,” said Dani Watkins, assistant principal at Sherwood Elementary School. Twitter is a message-distribution system that allows users to post continual updates of up to 140 characters detailing their activities for followers or providing links to other content. However, Watkins has done more than just read Twitter messages from fellow professionals. She and Principal Dan Hamilton began posting school-related items on Twitter at the beginning of the school year. They also created a blog. We thought it would be a good way to keep parents informed, she said. “We tweet about things that are happening,” she said. “(We) update parents on what is going on.” Watkins said she and Hamilton will typically tweet at least five times a week.

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Art show winners

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

Summit traveling exhibit celebrates veterans

“It’s instant access to other thinking.” Cheryl Nowak Third-grade teacher at Sherwood Elementary School “We are both doing it so it makes it consistent,” she said. Watkins said they are also encouraging the teachers to use Twitter, although the teachers do not necessarily have to send messages. “You’re networking with people of similar interests,” she said. Third-grade teacher Cheryl Nowak said she appreciates the information she can gain using Twitter. “It’s instant access to other thinking,” she said. “What I like is being able to see what other educators are doing.” Watkins shared a similar sentiment. “I learn all kinds of things I’d never known about,” she said. It offers a new and fresh perspective on things, she said. Sherwood Elementary School tweets can be accessed on Twitter at SherwoodEl.

Dressed in their best red, white and blue, Summit Elementary third-graders stand on the front stairs of their school and, in a photograph, create a living representation of the American flag. The resulting photograph, along with a display board, will travel throughout the community gathering messages of appreciation for veterans of the military service. A schedule of the traveling exhibit will be provided on the district and Summit websites. The traveling exhibit will eventually return to Summit to be displayed during the school’s annual Veterans’ Day Ceremony. The patriotic project is part of the third graders’ practice of community service. Each month the students conduct projects that exemplify habits of volunteerism and good citizenship, said teacher Rosietha Wilhelm. “Third-grade social studies standards place great emphasis on participation under Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities,” she said. “This is specifically outlined in the content standards document ‘demonstrate effective citizenship traits including civility,


From left, Summit Elementary Assistant Principal Michele Sulfsted and Principal Kathy Marx recently set up the Summit third-grade traveling exhibit which includes a photograph of the thirdgrade class (center), creating a living representation of the American flag and a board where the public will be invited to write messages of appreciation for veterans’ military service. respect for the rights and dignity of others, volunteerism, compromise, compassion, persistence in achieving goals, and civic-mindedness.’ In order to provide the authentic learning experience this age group needs developmentally, we try to construct projects to address one or more of those citizenship elements.” Of course, for the students, the

project is just great fun. “I was proud to make an American symbol of freedom to show I care about the nation and country,” said student Nolan Gundlin. Student Alyssa Kensill also felt proud by being a part of the project. “I’m just proud to be part of the flag because it’s a symbol of freedom.”


Holiday Bazaar

The third annual Turpin High School Football Parents Holiday Bazaar will take place 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at Turpin High School, 2650 Bartels Road. The event features raffle baskets, door prizes, a bake sale and more than 25 vendors. Turpin Football Parents is a not-for-profit organization whose main purpose is to help support Turpin’s football teams throughout the season. For more information about the bazaar, call chairwoman Pam Farmer at 233-0671.



Ohio history talk

Naturalist Jim Williams recently visited Summit Elementary fourth-graders to talk about Ohio history, including plants and animals living in Ohio. Williams also talked about the landscape early settlers found in a rugged Ohio wilderness and the role riverboats played in Ohio’s history, providing visual graphics to keep the students engaged.


Several students received degrees from The Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in a graduation ceremony on Oct. 17. They are: Master of Divinity: Rev. Kevin Kahmann, Rev. Robert Muhlenkamp, Rev. Matthew Rader, Rev. Timothy Ralston. Master of Arts in Biblical Studies: Tuan P.

Do. Master of Arts in Theology: Tracy Koenig. Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling: Lisa Debbeler, Sister Patricia Dittmeier, Rev. Matthew Kumi. Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry: Jane Anderson, Donald Brockmeier, Michael Collins, John Homoelle, Jerold Kosey, Stephen Lindner, Ken Meymann, Alan Pickett, Kenneth Schnur, Michael Trimpe.

Certificate in Lay Ministry: Marc Alexander, Dennis Berry, Michael Brock, Cheryl Ann Foti, George Freudenberg, Lawrence Gronas, Robert Gutendorf, Ralph Gutman, Annette Huber, Daniel Huber, Henry Jacquez, Cheryl Kircher, Donald Luebbering, Vincent Lutz, John Lyons, Gregory Marx, David McCray, William McGrath, Linda Newcomer, Christopher Rauch, Thomas Shea, Kenneth Stewart, Jason Wheatley, Louis Wong, Dave Zink.


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Cross Country

The Divisions I-III District Championships were Oct. 23 at Voice of America Park in West Chester. The top four teams and top 16 individuals in each of the two districts advanced to regionals, which will be held Oct. 30 in Troy. Among the qualifying boys’ teams are: • Anderson, 4 (88) Among the qualifying girls’ teams are: • McNicholas, 4 (109) Among the qualifying boys’ individuals are: • Antony Parnigoni, Turpin, (15:54.95), 3 • Jacob Boehm, McNicholas, (17:19.81), 3 Among the qualifying girls’ individuals are: • Adrienne Grogan, Turpin, (19:55.31) 14 • Kaitlin Osborne, Anderson, (19:56.09) 15

The week at Anderson

• The Anderson boys’ soccer team beat Princeton 3-1, Oct. 16. Anderson’s Raied Alawi, Justin Harris and Dominic Yorio scored one goal each. • The Anderson boys’ cross country team placed second in the FAVC Cross Country Championships, Oct. 16. Anderson’s Nick Vogele placed first in 16 minutes, 8.97 seconds; Jake Allspaw placed fourth in 16 minutes, 53.97 seconds; and Sean Batt placed 10th in 17 minutes, 15.98 seconds. • In girls’ cross country, Anderson placed third in the East Division FAVC Cross Country Championships, Oct. 16. • In girls’ soccer, Anderson beat Little Miami 2-0 in Division I Sectionals, Oct. 20. Sydney Loesing scored the goals. The Redskins continued their playoff run with 5-0 victory over Glen Este on Oct. 23. Taylor Elliot had the shutout for Anderson, while Sydney Loesing had three goals. Abby Creighton and Madeline Peno added Anderson’s other scores.

The week at Turpin

• The Turpin boys’ soccer team beat Springboro 2-0, Oct. 16. Derek Antunes made nine saves, and Shane Kelly made two saves for Turpin. Matt Lippowitsch and Jason Miller scored. On Oct. 21, Moeller shut out Turpin 1-0 in overtime in Division I Sectionals. • In girls’ soccer, Turpin beat Northwest 7-0, Oct. 16. Turpin’s Ellie Tillar scored two goals, and Stephanie Valenti, Ava Biesendender, Hanna Kohls, Jaimie Richards and Nicole Tarpoff scored one goal each. Kohls made three saves for Turpin. On Oct. 19, Turpin shutout Princeton 3-0 in the Division I Sectional. Turpin’s Kohls made three saves; and Tillar, Anna Cornachionne and Richards scored the goals. On Oct. 23, Turpin beat Mt. Notre Dame, 2-1 to continue its post season run. Jamie Richards and Anna Cipollone had the Spartans’ goals. • In the FAVC Cross Country Championships Oct. 16, Turpin placed third. Turpin’s Anthony Parnigoni placed third in 16 minutes, 18.72 seconds. • In girls’ cross country, Turpin placed fourth in the East Division FAVC Cross Country Championship, Oct. 16. Turpin’s Adrienne Grogan placed sixth in 19 minutes, 35.90 seconds. • On Oct. 20, Glen Este beat Turpin 25-20, 14-25, 25-18, 2522 in Division I Sectionals.

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Aching Turpin remains unbeaten By Nick Dudukovich

An injury-rattled Turpin High School football team maintained its undefeated (9-0) record by trouncing Little Miami, 42-0, Oct. 23. The Spartans’ overwhelming victory came despite playing the contest with 19 players sidelined with injuries. Despite the roster setbacks, coach Rob Stoll is not ready to throw in the towel, and is counting on younger classes to prevent the team from collapsing. “We are fortunate to have depth and athleticism in our younger classes that prevented us from falling apart,” Stoll said. “All of our skill players who started the year on offense are out, but one (Mike Millikin).” Noticeably missing from Spartans potent offense are quarterback Eric Martin (torn meniscus) and wide receiver Shade Whitfield

(shoulder). The duo are expected to miss the remainder of the season. Martin, who last played against Wilmington on Oct. 8, had thrown for 1,470 yards and 22 touchdowns on the year, while Whitfield, who last recorded statistics against Milford on Sept. 24, had 11 touchdowns and 505 receiving yards. With Martin out, sophomore Connor Jansen will take the snaps at quarterback. Jansen made an immediate impact for the Spartans against Little Miami, by completing 10-of-11 passes, for 164 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for 106 yards and a touchdown on seven attempts. Turpin was also without running back Will Stocker for the week-nine game. Junior running backs Cole Hazenfield and Connor Donovan filled in for Stocker, and didn’t let the Turpin faithful down.

Week 9 football results McNicholas 38, Carroll 7

McNick’s Matt Staubach and Dillon Stanfield combined for four rushing touchdowns as the Rockets moved to 7-2 on the year after trouncing Carroll. McNick concludes its regular season against Badin on Oct. 29.

Winton Woods 27, Anderson 20

Despite Nick Mason’s 204 passing yards and two touchdowns, the Redskins were not able to triumph over Winton

Hazenfield rushed for 129 yards and two touchdowns, while Donovan added 150 yards to the Spartans’ ground-game. Stocker could be in uniform for Turpin’s game against Kings Oct. 29, as his condition is being evaluated game-to-game, Stoll said. The Spartans will also need to rely more heavily

Woods on Oct. 21. With the victory, Winton Woods captured the FAVC Buckeye Conference championship. Anderson (7-2) closes out the regular season against Harrison on Oct. 29.

Fort Loramie 40, Summit 7

The Silver Knights lost their second game in a row to move to 6-3 on the season. The loss is Summit’s third in four games. Summit closes out the regular season against Clark Montessori on Oct. 29. on their defense. The unit, who was once in the shadow of the senior dominated offense, has taken the challenge to keep the Spartans afloat, according to Stoll. “Our defensive line has been the glue that holds us all together,” Stoll said. “Led by three seniors, Conor Farley, Andrew Flohr and Haden Howe...add the generalship and consistency of

(defensive back) Alex Durso, who is the signal caller for our team, and all four have been playing their best football.” Stoll credited the line’s play in shutting down Wilmington and Walnut Hill in week seven and eight. Team morale also remains high, despite the loss of key senior leaders, according to Stoll. “Other players have taken the opportunity to show what they can do,” Stoll said. “We have enough depth and talent to still be dangerous...if we can continue to improve with our new faces on both sides of the ball, we still have a chance to shake things up. Don’t count us out.” Turpin entered week nine ranked No. 3 in the Associated Press’ Division II state football poll. The Spartans host Kings to determine the FAVC Cardinal Conference championship Oct. 29.

RESULTS Nagel Middle School Sept. 27-Oct. 2 Football

8 Blue: Lost to Springboro, 28-12. Record: 2-3 (2-2 FAVC East division). 7 Blue: Lost to Springboro, 28-14. Record: 1-4 (1-3 FAVC East division). 8 Silver: Defeated Walnut Hills, 42-24. Record: 3-1 (3-1 FAVC East division). 7 Silver: Lost to Walnut Hills, 34-8. Record: 1-3 (1-3 FAVC East division).


8 Silver: Lost to Goshen, 17-25, 2520, 10-25; lost to Kings, 10-25, 13-25. Record: 3-6 (3-5 FAVC East division). 7 Silver: Defeated Goshen, 2 sets to 1 set: defeated Kings, 15-25, 2522, 25-15. Record: 6-3 (5-3 FAVC East division). 8 Blue: Lost to Amelia, 24-26, 23-25; defeated Wilmington, 25-4, 25-15; defeated Mariemont, 25-7, 25-7. Record: 7-3 (6-2 FAVC East division). 7 Blue: Lost to Amelia, 20-25, 17-25; lost to Wilmington, 16-25, 26-28; defeated Mariemont, 25-9, 25-16. Record: 4-6 (3-5 FAVC East division).

Cross Country

Girls: Lakota Junior Classic: seventh grade – First Place! (of nine teams), Caroline Mink, first place; Cara Schildmeyer, seventh; Kate Streifel, eighth; Adeline Kelley, Meredith Minnich, Elizabeth Zerhuesen, Sophie Manaster, eighth grade – third (of 12 teams): Jana Owen, seventh place; Ravenna Rutledge, Hannah Gruelich, Amy Jo Jarboe, Riley Fanning, Stefanie Sims, Samantha Norton. St. Xavier Invitational: Seventh place (of 17 teams). Boys: Lakota Junior Classic: seventh grade – first place (of 16 teams), Peter dames, Sam Strakowski, Nick Stone, Michael Haney, Harrison D’Agostino, Nick Hogan, John Pappas; eighth grade – fourth (of 16 teams). St. Xavier Invitational: Fifth place (of 20 teams).

Oct. 4 – Oct. 9 Cross Country

Girls: FAVC Championships – 2nd place (of 7 teams). Individual results (of 50 runners): Caroline Mink, 4th place; Jana Owen, 9th; Cara Schildmeyer, 12th; Rachel Scardina, 13th; Samantha Norton, 19th; Kate Striefel, 26th; Sam Stefanie, 23rd. Open Race results (of 77 runners): Adeline Kelley, 3rd place; Elizabeth Zerhusen, 5th; Katie Gothard, 6th; Amyjo Jarboe, 7th; Meredith Minnich, 10th; Jessica Nolan, 11th; Riley Fanning, 12th; Hannah Greulich, 13th; Sophie Manaster,

Renewing a rivalry

14th. Boys: FAVC Championships – 3rd place (of 7 teams). Individual results (of 49 runners): Grant Gallagher, 8th place; Brayden Bennell, 11th; Andrew Patty, 14th; Cole Grabowski, 15th; Matthew Nicklas, 16th; Peter Dames, 20th; Sam Strakowski, 22nd. Open Race results (of 142 runners): Nick Stone, 3rd place; John Pappas, 4th; Cal Harback, 8th; Dante Marcon, 9th; Scot Nelson, 11th; Chris Bull, 12th; Graham Weaver, 13th; Ryan Wiesman, 14th.

Anderson High School’s Dominic Yorio (11) attempts to dribble away from Turpin High School’s Cole Kupferberg (14) during the opening round of sectional soccer tournament action on Oct. 18. Turpin won the match, 3-2, and knocked Anderson out of the playoffs. Turpin exited the postseason when it lost to Moeller High School, 1-0, on Oct. 21.


8 Silver: Lost to Glen Este, 15-25, 10-25; defeated Little Miami, 2 sets to 0. Record: 4-7 (4-6 FAVC East division). 7 Silver: Defeated Glen Este, 2520, 25-20; defeated Little Miami, 2 sets to 1. Record: 8-3 (7-3 FAVC East division). 8 Blue: Defeated Little Miami, 2426, 25-17, 25-7; lost to Loveland, 2025, 23-25. Record: 8-4 (7-3 FAVC East division). 7 Blue: Defeated Little Miami, 2518, 25-19; lost to Loveland, 14-25, 17-25. Record: 5-7 (4-6 FAVC East division).


Football 8 Silver: Lost to Wilmington, 38-8. Record: 3-2. 7 Silver: Lost to Wilmington, 42-6. Record: 1-4. 8 Blue: Defeated Milford, 26-19. Record: 3-3 (3-2 FAVC East division). 7 Blue: Lost to Milford, 36-26. Record: 1-5 (1-4 FAVC East division).

Oct. 11-Oct. 15 Volleyball

8 Silver: Lost to Amelia, 7-25, 10-25; defeated Walnut Hills, 25-21, 2521. Record: 5-8 (5-6 FAVC East division). 7 Silver: Defeated Amelia, two sets to one; defeated Walnut Hills, two sets to zero. Record: 10-3 (8-3 FAVC East division). 8 Blue: Defeated Walnut Hills, 25-14, 25-19. Record: 9-4 (8-3 FAVC East division). 7 Blue: Lost to Walnut Hills, 21-25, 18-25. Record: 5-8 (4-7 FAVC East division).


Trailing through most of the match, Anderson’s Tyler Gumbert tries to provide an offensive spark by passing to a teammate.


Turpin’s Matt Lippowitsch (right) is congratulated after scoring a goal in the first half.


8 Silver: Defeated Milford, 6-0. Record: 4-2 (4-2 FAVC East division). 7 Silver: Lost to Milford, 34-12. Record: 1-5 (1-5 FAVC East division). 8 Blue: Defeated Kings, 38-20. Record: 4-3 (4-2 FAVC East division). 7 Blue: Lost to Kings, 30-24. Record: 1-6 (1-5 FAVC East division).

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October 27, 2010


St. X golf finishes 8th at state By Tony Meale

Alex Kepley felt the pressure at districts. The first-year St. Xavier High School golf coach served as an assistant under former coach Brian Shircliff for six years, and all six years the Bombers advanced to state. “I’ve never had an experience other than going to state,” Kepley said. “And I didn’t want to be the guy to break the streak, especially in my first year.” Fortunately for St. X, he didn’t. The Bombers, which won a sectional title, were district runners-up after shooting a 302 at Miami Whitewater Oct. 6. They finished behind Moeller (287) and ahead of Centerville (305). St. X advanced to state for the seventh straight year and has five top-four finishes since 2004, including a state title in 2008 and a runner-up finish in 2009. “Only three teams from Southwest Ohio get to go every year, and to be one of 12 teams in the state to advance seven years in a row is huge,” Kepley said. “I think our performance


St. Xavier High School senior Smith Brinker of Anderson Township helped the golf team to its seventh straight appearance at the state championships. has shown that we’re definitely one of the top programs in the state.” The State Boys Golf Championships were Oct. 22-23 at the Ohio State University Scarlet Golf Course in Columbus. St. X shot a 661 to finish eighth overall. Seniors George Rohde of Mount Lookout and Smith Brinker of Anderson Township shot a 159 and 168, respectively. “Both of them are tremendous golfers,” Kepley said.

Rohde and Brinker led the team for much of the season. Junior Lee House of Delhi Township shot a 165. “Lee has far exceeded expectations for any team’s No. 3,” Kepley said. Also contributing were seniors Brady Carlson of Blue Ash (1699) and Nick Stenger of Delhi (174). St. X sophomore Eric Buse helped the Bombers advance to districts before being replaced by Stenger. “The tradition of the program is that if things are

generally equal between two players, you give the nod to the senior,” Kepley said. Kepley said before the tournament the four teams with the best chance to win state were Columbus St. Charles, Cleveland St. Ignatius, Dublin Jerome and Moeller; those teams finished first, second, third and sixth, respectively. St. Charles also won state in 2009. Kepley said he expects House to be the team’s No. 1 next season.


Controlling the ball

Summit Country Day sophomore Caelan Hueber of Newtown controls the ball during the tournament soccer game Oct 21. Summit won 4-0 and advanced to play Ripley at Goshen High School Monday, Oct. 25, after deadline.

BRIEFLY The week at McNick

• The McNicholas boys soccer team beat Purcell Marian 4-0, Oct. 16. Austin Pierce scored all four goals, and Billy Losekamp made three saves for McNick. On Oct. 21, McNicholas beat New Richmond 9-0 in Division II Sectionals. McNick’s Jake Greico, John Sandmann and Doug Neiheisel scored two goals each; and Mitch Poole, Austin Pierce and Lucas Wheeler scored one goal each. McNick advances to play Wyoming Oct. 25. • In girls soccer, McNicholas beat Summit 4-1, Oct. 16. McNick’s Tricia Walsh and

Alex Lang scored two goals each, and Savannah Carmosino scored one goal. On Oct. 20, McNicholas shut out Williamsburg 7-0 in Division II Sectionals. McNick’s Alli Thul made one save; Tricia Walsh scored three goals; and Maddie White, Jessica Kelsey DeLuca, Kelsey Mueller and Maddie Scott scored one goal each. On Oct 23, McNick continued its dominance in the tournament by defeating Clinton Massie 3-0. Alli Thul had two saves in the shutout. Tricia Walsh, Kelsey Mueller and Alex Lang had McNick’s goals.

• In volleyball, McNick advanced to the fourth round of the postseason by defeating Indian Hill, 25-13, 25-15, 25-18, at the Goshen sectional tournament Oct. 23. • In the Central Division GCL Cross Country Championships Oct. 16, the McNicholas boys cross country team finished second with a score of 31. McNick’s Jacob Boehm placed first in 16 minutes, 41.28 seconds; David Lawrence placed sixth in 18 minutes, 14.97 seconds; Patrick Rehl placed ninth in 18 minutes, 52.55 seconds; and Daniel Schoettelkotte placed 10th in 18 minutes, 54.90 seconds. McNicholas’

Boehm was named Central Runner of the Year. • The McNick girls cross country team placed first in the Grey Central Division GGCL Championships, Oct. 16. McNick’s Rachel Wadell placed second in 19 minutes, 42.42 seconds; Lauren Clark placed third in 20 minutes, 7.65 seconds; Rebecca Heise placed fourth in 21 minutes, 40 seconds; Karley Miller placed sixth in 22 minutes, 31.17 seconds.

Starting libero

Sophomore Christina Gilene, a McNicholas High School graduate from Milford,

is the starting libero for the women's volleyball team at Wittenberg University. Christina leads the Wittenberg team in digs and matches and games played. Wittenberg, with a season record of 22 wins and two losses, is currently the third ranked team in the country according to the latest AVCA Division III Coaches Poll.

Gruber on the Rise

St. Ursula Academy senior soccer player Ellyn Gruber was named ESPN Rise Player of the Week recently. The Anderson Township

New Team for 2011 Nov. 6, 16u Baseball Tryouts Formerly the Backstop Bats, seeking High School caliber players. Noon – 1:30 PM, Field #3 Riverside Park on Roundbottom Rd.

SIDELINES Soccer tryouts

Beechmont Phoenix is looking for several soccer players who are interested in playing U14 boys’ soccer during the upcoming spring season. For more information, contact head coach David Galus at 543-7144. Official Club tryouts are 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30, at Anderson High School.

Inline hockey signups

Inline hockey teams are now forming for boys and girls ages 7-16. All skill levels and new players welcome. All weekly practices and games will be at Beechmont Rollarena, 3988 Commercial Blvd., Union Township. Fall session runs Nov. 3Dec. 22 at $125 per child. Call league coordinator Mike McFarland 753-0696.

Soccer tryouts

The Cincinnati Soccer Alliance will hold supplemental tryouts Tuesday, Nov. 2, at Goshen High School’s main field, 6707 Goshen Road. Tryouts for U14 and U18 teams, both girls and boys, is at 6 p.m.; the boys and girls U15, U16 and U17 tryouts is at 7:15 p.m. Individual team needs include: U13 Elite Girls (play in Buckeye), GK and one or two

field players; and U14 Elite Girls (play in MRL and Buckeye in spring), GK and one or two field players. Contact Doug Conway at m or visit for details.

resident and Ohio State commit had three goals and five assists in the past four matches as Gruber FAB 50 No. 3 S U A remained perfect, according to the ESPN Rise site. Gruber, a center midfielder the last two years, moved to forward this season to replace current North Carolina player Liz Burchenal. Gruber has 14 goals and 13 assists to lead the team in scoring.

Looking for 5 or 6 Players, Pitchers needed. Former Midland & Miami University player, Bobby Barnes to coach the team. For more info please contact Dave Fenker at CE-0000429462 or (513) 702-8423

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Do you think communities should regulate the number and sizes of political signs people can display on private property? Why or why not? “The greatest thing about our country is our freedom. It doesn’t make any difference to me how many political signs people put on their private property – or how large they might be. It’s like TV – look the other way if you don’t like what you see. “But what really peeves me are the inconsiderate folks who leave the signs up for days, weeks and even months after an election day. Communities should fine the violators – say $10 or more – per sign per day after elections. Just think what that would do to boost the communities’ bottom lines! ‘Nuff said ...” M.M. “Not only the number and size of the signs, but how about placing a law that within 72 hours all signs have to be removed or the responsible candidate will be fined per sign left standing to weather and fade in the many weeks and months after the election.” O.H.R. “There should be regulations not only on yard signs, but also radio and TV ads. By Nov. 2, I’m ready to regurgitate.” D.J. “Absolutely. They should only be allowed on private property, not in the right-of-way, and should only be permitted for a limited amount of time. “Most importantly, they should be required to be removed after the election.” P.C. “Do I think communities should regulate the number and sizes of political signs people can display on private property? Absolutely not! And I say that even for those people whose political affiliation is in direct opposition to my own. The government does not need to be involved in this aspect of our lives – it’s none of their business. The political season is only for a very short time, and even if we disagree with a candidate or an issue, the signs are only going to up for a brief

Write the headline and/or lead you expect to see, or would like to see, for next Wednesday’s postelection coverage. Every week the Forest Hills Journal asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line. period of time. We should just grin and bear it. It’s not going to hurt anyone. Unless your neighbors are causing a serious problem (and political signs aren’t a serious problem), you should let people exercise their freedom of speech and expression.” B.B. “No. Just hope they know what must be done!” J.F. “No, communities should not regulate the amount of political signs on a property. We do live in a country where our views are to be heard or in this case seen. Who cares how many signs are in your front yard? Living in Anderson Township, we are already regulated on how many pets a homeowner can have, what time our children should be in at night, how your camper or boat should be parked on your property and how your yard and home should look just to name a few. I say who cares about political signs that will be taken down in just a few short weeks.” I.B “I find political signs to be annoying, unsightly litter. They often deface our community by lingering long after elections. Anyone dumb enough to vote for a candidate just because his neighbor put up a sign is a fool who shouldn’t have the right to vote. That said, it is doubtful that this type of sign could be regulated in any way without running afoul of our constitutional protections of free expression. Further, there is no practical way to separate the fools from the informed voters. If we prevented the fools from voting, there may not be any voters left. If you regulate political yard signs, what’s next, the content of my mail?” F.S.D.

WHEN THEY MEET Anderson Township

Meets at 7 p.m., the third Thursday of the month, 7850 Five Mile Road. Phone: 6888400. Web site: Trustees Peggy Reis, Russell Jackson Jr. and Kevin O’Brien; Fiscal Officer Kenneth Dietz. Township Administrator Vicky Earhart; Development Services Director Steve Sievers; Assistant Development Services 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.

Cincinnati Public Schools

Meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month, 2651 Burnet Ave. Phone: 363-0000. Web site: 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 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 6 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month until September, when it meets at 7 p.m., at 1715 Beacon St. Board President Jake Williams, Vice President Rob Hayes, Treasurer Dominic Wolfer; Secretary Patty Reisz; directors Holly Christmann, Jo Ann Kavanaugh, Mark Macomber, Jim Shell and Diana Wunder.





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Meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, 3536 Church St. Phone: 561-7697. Web site: 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, 2712009; 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.



Vote for Brinkman

On Nov. 2, voters should consider voting for Tom Brinkman, Republican, to replace Dusty Rhodes as auditor of Hamilton County. It is high time for some new blood and ideas after 20 years in office. As our statehouse representative for eight years, Tom fulfilled all of his campaign promises – voting for no additional taxes, voting to reduce spending and consistently voting pro-life. During that time, he also cofounded COAST (Citizens Opposed to Additional Spending and Taxes). As auditor, Tom will receive only one salary instead of two as Dusty Rhodes has in mind after retiring as auditor receiving a pension, only to be re-hired as



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Beat, the auditor’s office has been sharply criticized for late and inaccurate payments of levy money received through property taxes to entities which receive it like schools and townships. Erika B. Smith Anderson Township

Monzel will bring common sense values to commission My name is Chris Monzel, the Republican candidate for Hamilton County Commissioner. On Tuesday, Nov. 2, the voters in Hamilton County have an opportunity to decide who will best lead Hamilton County as county commissioner. This election is not just a decision between two candidates. It is a decision on the direction of Hamilton County and its future. I am a Republican who is fiscally responsible, believes in individual freedoms, small government, free enterprise and family values. On the other hand, my opponent represents more of the same tax and spend policies, which are the wrong thing to do in these tough economic times. My opponent also supports the $128 million streetcar and has voted for nearly every single tax increase while on Cincinnati City Council. He even voted against the property tax rollback four times. My opponent’s solution for the stadium fund short fall is to … raise taxes! This proposal will not

only break the promise to the citizens and raise our property taxes … it has already been rejected by the current County Commissioners. Chris Monzel I believe we need smaller, Community limited governPress guest ment. We need columnist. lower taxes and less government bureaucracy. We need transparency and accountability. Being a leader is about this core set of principles and values. This is why I am running for Hamilton County Commissioner, to bring these common sense values to the commission. It’s time for a change; the county needs someone who will stand for principles and values. That is why I have been endorsed by the Ohio Tea Party PAC, the Fraternal Order of Police, the Greater Cincinnati Board of Realtors, the Home Builders Association, Cincinnati Right to Life, Family First and Cit-

izens Opposed to Additional Taxes and Spending (COAST). I am that needed change and this is why I am asking for your vote on Nov. 2. Every year I have been on Cincinnati City Council I have led the fight to rollback our property taxes, which has been successful in keeping our taxes low and promoting home ownership. I also led the fight for the City Charter amendment, which froze City Council’s automatic pay increases, saving taxpayers thousands of dollars over the past several years – which my opponent voted against it. On Tuesday, Nov. 2, the voters in Hamilton County have an opportunity to decide who will represent them as county commissioner in the fall elections. They will determine who best represents the principles and values of Hamilton County. Please exercise your right to vote. Vote Tuesday, Nov. 2 and please vote Monzel! Chris Monzel is the Republican candidate for Hamilton County Commissioner.

Elections too important for guessing in the ballot box Just wanted to remind my fellow Andersonians to spend a little time getting ready to cast your vote this coming Nov. 2. It’s commendable for you to show up at your polling place, but it’s even better if you are prepared for what you will encounter. I have a hunch that many of us are surprised by issues and contests we encounter when we go into that little curtain-enclosed space and see our ballot. The national media has given a lot of coverage to political races involving people like Alvin Greene of South Carolina, Christine O’Donnell of Delaware, Harry Reid, Barbara Boxer, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and many others. But you and I are not going to be asked to cast a vote on any of these people; they are not on our ballot. Our candidates are local, and have not garnered that much interest nationally. Our choices are going to be more mundane nationally, but nonetheless, important.

At our level the most noteworthy candidates will be, of course, for the governor of Ohio, U.S. senator, U.S. representative, state Bill Banchy attorney general, state auditor, Community secretary of Press guest state, and othcolumnist ers. But we are still going to be asked to cast our votes for less well-known candidates for office, and for quite a few judges. One of the things that always puzzled me is why some of the candidates for judges (especially “Common Pleas”) are running unopposed. Therefore, they will be elected automatically. It makes me suspect that the major political parties have made a deal not to oppose candidates for these positions, and that bothers me. Voting is too important for peo-

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ple to simply guess when they go into the polling place. May I suggest that if you don’t know exactly what is going to be on the ballot at your polling place that you take a moment to research this. It is relatively easy; simply go to the Internet and search for If you don’t have a computer, ask a friend or relative to look this up for you. Once you are at the site, it is very easy to pinpoint your voting location and pull up a sample ballot and print it. You may still not know which candidate to choose (especially for the lesser known positions such as judgeships), but you can find people who share your views who can help you, like your precinct executive. But don’t wait until you get behind that curtain and you realize you have no idea who to choose. This is too important for guessing. Bill Banchy is an Anderson Township resident.


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Krystle Youngs paints a heart on Avery Wallace’s face while Wallace’s older sister, Emma Wallace, looks on at the Harvest Festival Pig Roast at Clough United Methodist Church.






Children and adults alike enjoy the petting zoo at Clough United Methodist Church’s Harvest Festival Pig Roast.

Harvest Festival

Clough United Methodist Church recently conducted its annual Harvest Festival Pig Roast for the community on the church grounds in Anderson Township. In addition to the pulled pork dinners, all ages enjoyed hay rides, a petting zoo, and a magic show. Children participated in a variety of games and had the opportunity to ride a pony while adults tried their hand at working a backhoe through an obstacle course.


Drew Schimpf drives the tractor for the popular hayride at the Clough United Methodist Church Harvest Festival Pig Roast.


Ethan Bonar, with the help of his mother, Danielle Bonar, rides the pony at the Harvest Festival Pig Roast on the grounds of Clough United Methodist Church in Anderson Township.


Tenley Rose Stehlin, youngest member of the Clough United Methodist Church family, attends her first annual Harvest Festival Pig Roast with parents Janet and Tony Stehlin. PROVIDED

Randy Wilson picks up a basketball with the backhoe in the obstacle course set up and supervised by Jerry Kunz of J and L Equipment Inc. The backhoe course was a special activity for adults at the Harvest Festival Pig Roast at Clough United Methodist Church.

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


The Effects of Sunlight En Plein Air, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, 5729 Dragon Way, Works painted in beautiful locations by Jim Effler, Peg Grosser, MaryBeth Karaus, Keith Klein, Douglas Laws, Kate Lackman, Jeff Morrow, Cindy Nixon, Jacob Pfeiffer, Clem Robins, Karen Sempsrott, Marlene Steele, Ray Hassard, Chris GriffinWoods as well as recent acquisitions of museum quality paintings by 19th and 20th century American and European artists including Joseph H. Sharp, Edward H. Potthast, Thomas C. Lindsay, Charles Meurer and others. Free. 791-7717. Fairfax. Triennial Summerfair Select Exhibit, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Funke Fired Arts, 3130 Wasson Road, Features the work of artists who have received Summerfair Cincinnati’s Aid to Individual Artists grants over the past three years. Free. Through Nov. 26. 531-0050; Oakley. A Vanguard of Six, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 2005 1/2 Madison Road, Group exhibition of works by Kim Burgas, Terence Hammonds, John Humphries, Matt Morris, Josh Rectenwald and Devin Stoddard. Free. Through Oct. 30. 321-5200. O’Bryonville. Ron Monsma, Chris Thomas: New Works, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Miller Gallery, 2715 Erie Ave., Works by artists display skills in figurative, still life and landscape paintings. Free. Through Nov. 5. 871-4420; Hyde Park. Trio, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Greenwich House Gallery, 2124 Madison Road, Works by Gayle Gillette Hummel, Andrea Grimsley and Randall Scott Harden. Wine, hors d’oeuvres and jazz music. Exhibit continues through Nov. 13. 871-8787; O’Bryonville.


Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 3295 Turpin Lane, Includes leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and tree and shrub prunings. Hamilton County residents only. Commercial businesses and landscapers not eligible to participate. Presented by Hamilton County Environmental Services. Through Nov. 21. 946-7734; Newtown.


Beechmont Squares, 7:30-10 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Western-style square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Anderson Township.


Boot Camp, 5:30-6:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, Indoor Athletic Field. Equipment provided for training in half-acre indoor air-conditioned facility. Individual focus from instructor, team building, goal setting and goal achieving. Ages 18 and up. $199 unlimited month. Registration required. 527-4000; Fairfax. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Anderson, 8119 Clough Pike, High-intensity workout of cardio and strength. Professionally choreographed and taught by certified instructor. Ages 21 and up. $36 per month. 407-9292; Anderson Township.


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


The Menus, 9 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, $20. 731-8000; Oakley.

Wine Tasting, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Water Tower Fine Wines, 6136 Campus Lane, 231-9463; Mount Washington. Friday Night Wine Tasting, 6-8 p.m., Oakley Wines, 4027 Allston St., Suite B, $5. 3514392. Oakley.


Steve Barone, 6-9 p.m., Dilly Cafe, 6818 Wooster Pike, Solo guitarist. 561-5233; Mariemont. The Groove Organizers, 7-10 p.m., Allyn’s, 3538 Columbia Parkway, Organ quartet. 871-5779; Columbia Tusculum.


Brenden Begley & Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, 9 p.m., Madisonville Arts Center, 5021 Whetsel Ave., Begley, vocals and accordion; Ó Raghallaigh, fiddle. $20, $18 advance. Registration required. Presented by Reel Roots Folk Music Alliance. 442-5221; Madisonville. Irish Song Night, 8 p.m., Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati, 3905 Eastern Ave., With Barb Kenny, from the Emerald Isle, and Mick McEvilley. Adult beverages and snacks in Social Room. 533-0100; Linwood. F R I D A Y, O C T . 2 9

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

Fish Fry, 4-8 p.m., American Legion Mount Washington Post 484, 1837 Sutton Ave., Dinner menu items include: fish, shrimp, chicken fingers, barbecue, macaroni and cheese, fries, applesauce and coleslaw. Desserts, coffee, tea, soft drinks and beer served. Carryout available. $6 and up. 2317351; Mount Washington. Casual Friday Wine Tasting, 5:30-8:30 p.m., The Art of Entertaining, 2019 Madison Road, Six tastes of wine. Includes food and music. Ages 21 and up. $22. 871-5170; O’Bryonville.





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


Zumba Fitness Class, 9-10 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Boot Camp, 5:30-6:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., Cincinnati Sports Club, $199 unlimited month. Registration required. 5274000; Fairfax. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Anderson, $36 per month. 407-9292; Anderson Township. 5 After 5, 5-7 p.m., Whole Foods Market, 2693 Edmondson Road, Sample five wines or beers and five hors d’oeuvres. Includes wine or beer glass and light bites. Bring your Whole Foods Market glass back during another tasting and receive $1 off at door. $5. 981-0794; Norwood.

Friday Fun Club: Session 2, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Weekly through Nov. 19. Games, arts and crafts and other activities. Children introduced to classroom atmosphere that encourages social skills development. Family friendly. $55, $45 residents. Registration required. 388-4515. Anderson Township.


Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 946-7734; Newtown. Line Dance Class, 10-11 a.m., Oakley Community Center, 3882 Paxton Ave., Dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 3216776. Oakley. Cardio Dance Party, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Oakley Community Center, 3882 Paxton Ave., Highenergy class with mix of dance styles including jazz, Latin, hip hop and more. First class free. $40 for five-class punch card; $10. Presented by Cardio Dance Party. 533-9498. Oakley.


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Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Rookwood Commons and Pavilion, 2669 Edmondson Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Norwood.


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No Tricks, Just Treats, 4-6 p.m., Beechmont Skytop Shopping Center, 5206 Beechmont Ave., Local businesses pass candy out to children in costume accompanied by an adult. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Skytop Neighborhood Business District. 2316350. Mount Washington.

LITERARY - BOOKSTORES Make a Bigger Mess at the Manatee, 1:30-2 p.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Ages 4-7. With Miss Kelli. $5. Reservations required. 7312665. Oakley.


Charlie Hunter Trio, 9 p.m., Stanley’s Pub, 323 Stanley Ave., Ages 21 and up. $12. 871-6249. Columbia Tusculum.


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


The Pamela Mallory Duo, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Dilly Cafe, 6818 Wooster Pike, Classic jazz and pop vocals. 561-5233; Mariemont.


Riley School of Music Concert, 7 p.m., Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati, 3905 Eastern Ave., Social Room. With renown National Endowment for the Arts recipient, Irishman and Irish Whistle Player Randal Bays. Family friendly. 533-0100. Linwood.


Andy Ruther Comedy, 10 p.m., The Sandbar, 4625 Kellogg Ave., With original frat boy of comedy. 533-3810. East End.


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


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


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


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


Wine Tasting, Noon-5 p.m., Water Tower Fine Wines, 231-9463; Mount Washington.


Halloween Costume Party, 9 p.m.-1 p.m., Allyn’s, 3538 Columbia Parkway, Music by Bucket and Tickled Pink. Prizes for best costumes. Halloween Bloody Mary’s, Bloody Maria’s and more. $5, $2 with costume. 389-1262; Columbia Tusculum. Video Killed the Radio Star, 8 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, New York-style ‘80s party. Music by DJs Will Benson and Jay Downs. Justin Jeffre of 98 Degrees, “Dude of Ceremonies.” Latenight mini burger bar and raffle. Ages 21 and up. VIP includes cocktail hour, private bar and more. Benefits Crayons to Computers, A Kid Again and Cincinnati Early Learning Centers. $75 VIP; $35. 888-428-7311; Oakley.


Beechmont Players will perform “The Rainmaker,” at 8 p.m. Nov. 5, 6, 12 and 13; and 3 p.m., Nov. 7 and 13, at Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road. In the play, brothers try to marry their sister off without success during a drought in the West. A man claiming to be a rainmaker promises to bring rain for $100. Appropriate for ages 6 and up. $15, $12 seniors and students. Call 233-2468;


Taste of the Neighborhood, Noon-3 p.m., Purcell Marian High School, 2935 Hackberry St., Vendors, silent auction, basket raffle, grand prize raffle, children’s area with games, activities, face painting, Halloween costume parade and contest. Entertainment by WGRR’s Rockin’ Ron. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Mercy Neighborhood Ministries Inc. 751-2500. East Walnut Hills.


Anderson Township History Room, 1-4 p.m., History Room at Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Learn about the history of Anderson Township through photos and exhibits. Staffed by Anderson Township Historical Society members. Presented by Anderson Township Historical Society. 6888400. Anderson Township.


Tu Domingo Latino, 9:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m., Inner Circle, 4343 Kellogg Ave., El Nuevo Tequilas Nite Club. Reggaetron, cumbia, salsa, duranguense and merengue mix. Music by DJ Chalino y DJ Tavo. Ages 18 and up. $10, free women ages 21 and up before 11 p.m. 321-0220; elnuevotequilasniteclub. East End.



Tu Sabado Latino, 9:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m., Inner Circle, 4343 Kellogg Ave., El Nuevo Tequilas Nite Club. Music by DJ Chalino y DJ Tavo. Ages 18 and up. $10; free women ages 21 and up before 11 p.m. 321-0220; myspace. com/elnuevotequilasniteclub. East End.

Great Lakes Brewing Company’s Christmas Ale Tasting with Santa, 8 p.m., Zip’s Cafe, 1036 Delta Ave., St. Nick to deliver keg of Christmas Ale at 7:45 p.m., and will have Great Lakes presents for well behaved, over 21, boys and girls of Cincinnati. $5 per snifter. 871-9876. Mount Lookout.

LITERARY - BOOKSTORES Make a Mess at the Manatee, 10-10:30 a.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Read picture book and create art project based on book. With artistin-residence Miss Kelli. Ages 2-4. $5. Reservations required. 731-2665; Oakley.

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Pre-School Open Gym, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Playground atmosphere indoors. Unstructured playtime for parents and preschoolers. Ages 4 and under. Family friendly. $2. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

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Let’s Get Halloween, 11 a.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, Starring Master of Scary-Moanies, Mr. Pip; HannaBell the Fairy and the Beautiful Princess. Featuring “Kids Rock” musical, face painting, pumpkin decorating, juggling, singing, dancing and more. $5, free under age 2. Presented by Pipsqueak Theater. 520-9500. Oakley.

Anderson Township Historical Society Meeting, 7:30-9 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Lower Atrium, next to History Room. With Julie Rimer, secretary/treasurer of Mount Washington Cemetery Association. Includes refreshments. 231-2114. Anderson Township.

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Go at Throttle Up: The Space Shuttle Era, 7-9 p.m., Cincinnati Observatory Center, 3489 Observatory Place, See what it has been like living and working in space aboard the shuttle and what future NASA space vehicles are being planned to allow the United States to be able to continue manned space exploration. $18. Registration required. 556-6932. Mount Lookout.

BUSINESS SEMINARS Job Search 101, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., Learn fundamentals of the job search process. Presented by Annette Ballard, certified career coach. Family friendly. Free. Presented by ProTrain True North. Through Dec. 6. 825-1555. Hyde Park.

ANCE CLASSES LITERARY - STORY TIMES D Waltz and Foxtrot Dancing, 7-8 p.m., Beech ManaTots, 9:30-10 a.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Stories and songs for children. Free. 731-2665; Oakley.


Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Intermediate class. Weekly through Dec. 6. Choreographed patterns where dancers seem to “move as one” to flowing music. Family friendly. $70, $60 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4513. Anderson Township.



Art Lectures, 7 p.m., Greenwich House Gallery, 2124 Madison Road, Issues on Contemporary Art, Part 1, with Daniel Brown, art adviser, journalist, curator, critic, lecturer and art collector. 871-8787; O’Bryonville.


The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, 7:30 p.m., Columbia Performance Center, 3900 Eastern Ave., Annual “Sweet Suspense” radio performance. Includes dessert buffet, featuring sweet treats from some of Cincinnati’s finest restaurants. Benefits New Edgecliff’s Operational Fund. $35, $20 ages 13 and under. 888-588-0137; Columbia Tusculum. S U N D A Y, O C T . 3 1


Weekend Service, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Center for Spiritual Living of Greater Cincinnati, 5701 Murray Ave., United Centers for Spiritual Living supports positive global transformation through personal transformation. Family friendly. Free. 218-2128. Fairfax.


Said to be haunted, Music Hall will be the location of an All Hallows Eve Paranormal Investigation from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 31. Led by the Cincinnati Research and Paranormal Studies organization, various detection equipment will be used. Participants will learn about Music Hall’s history, much of which relates to the potential for paranormal activity; staff’s experiences with paranormal happenings; and will visit various areas of Music Hall. Tickets are $50 and limited to 24 participants. Visit or call 513-621-2787.


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


The Cincinnati Museum Center honors the bat with BatFest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. Bats will be all aflutter as the center’s big brown bat colony will take flight in the Museum of Natural History and Science hourly, on the hour. Bat-related activities and games will be on hand from the Cincinnati Park Board, there will be author readings about bats and learn all about bats with a scavenger hunt, through a game of Jeopardy at 2 p.m. and from the Northern Kentucky University Bat Research Group. There will also be Halloween fun in the Children’s Theater at 11 a.m. and a Costume Parade at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 30 and Oct. 31. BatFest activities are free for members or with an all-museum pass. Passes are $12.50. Visit or call 800-733-2077.

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October 27, 2010


What a grieving person can expect from others No other experience is as frequent as loss. Life begins with the loss of the comfortable womb and ends with the loss of life in this world or of people we dearly love. Between womb and tomb there are many varieties of other findings and losings. Accompanying each loss is a certain degree of grieving. I say “a certain degree” because losing our wallet, losing some of our hair, losing our job, losing our health or mobility, and losing our spouse or child all cause grief of varying degrees. It’s the loss of someone loved that creates the greatest wound. The word “grief” comes from the Latin gravis, “to bear,” “to carry the heaviness and depth of a situation.” We only grieve what has value to us. When a person we love dies, contrasting feelings fight within us. On one hand we appreciate this

valued person we’ve been blessed to have and hold in our heart. On the other hand, our heart’s sorrow is immeasurable because we can no longer hold him or her. Life’s treasures become life’s losses. Yet we must never hesitate to love because someday we may lose them. That condemns us to a wooden-like life. Grief is normal. Like other primal emotions it resists words and platitudes, resists being pinned down, analyzed and dealt with as a measurable problem. We resist others’ thinking they know just how we feel, for our love and our pain is specifically ours. What we do not resist – and need very much – is the sensitive understanding of others. Our compassion, maturity and social graces help us relate to those in grief. They help us know what to say and what not to say; what to do

and what not to do; and realize when the one grieving wishes to be left alone and when our presence is needed. Many people are uncomfortable around a grieving person, sometimes petrified, insensitive, rude or disconnected. Leon Wieseltier in his book “Kaddish,” derides what he sees as the American preoccupation with moving on, “closure,” tidying up painful experiences and memories. “Americans really believe that the past is past,” he writes. “They do not know that the past soaks the present like the light of a distant star. Things that are over do not end. They come inside us and seek sanctuary in subjectivity. And there they live on, in the consciousness of individuals and communities.” Is what he says about our obsession with moving on and obtaining closure true?

I believe so. The most repressed and banished fear we carry around is death anxiety. We are afraid of death, we don’t like to be around it, we exercise and diet to avoid it, we don’t talk about it. Men, much more than women, are struck dumb in dealing with such sensitive issues. Woody Allen, speaking for many men, relies on humor to avoid dealing with death. Allen said once, “I don’t mind dying, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.” Whether it be excessive death anxiety or lack of social graces, we can still learn to be of support to grieving people – not just in the immediacy of their loss, but over the long haul. During many subsequent weeks or months we can genuinely ask how they’re doing, be willing to really listen if it appears they wish to talk a little, and not

just presuppose “they should be over it by now.” After one of Father Lou my sisters died, Guntzelman a remaining sisPerspectives ter received a card and kind expressions of consolation But after two weeks it was never mentioned again. We never “get over” the major joys and sorrows of our lives. Sure, we like to talk and share our joys. But our sorrows always remain heavier to bear alone. Yet realistically, every one of us must learn to do that despite all the caring support we receive. That’s just part of being an imperfect human with a vulnerable heart. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

High-risk insurance plans now being offered Although health insurance reform is on the books, many provisions won’t kick in for a few years. Yet some things, like high risk health pools, took effect in September. This comes as a relief to many who have pre-existing conditions. Donna Griffin of Kennedy Heights lost her job last year and has been keeping her health coverage by paying for Cobra Insurance. She has a condition requiring her to take pain medication, and that’s causing problems. “Now that my Cobra Insurance is getting ready to

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books for school, so I’m at a dead-end road and that’s why I called you, so you could help me and all the others out there who are having the same problem I’m running into,” Griffin said. So I told her about a new high-risk pool in Ohio run by Medical Mutual of Ohio. “I’ve never heard of it and I’ve been on the computer looking. You’re the first person I heard mention this,” said Griffin. I had her go online and see this is part of Health Care Reform – The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that became law March 23.

Ohio is one of 30 states running its own high-risk pool, and it has two plans. The first plan has a $1,500 deductible and the second plan – costing less money – has a $2,500 deductible. You can pick the plan that’s best for you. Griffin put her information into the website and found a plan that will cost her $365 a month, which is less than she’s paying now. “I can deal with that,” she said. The only problem with this high-risk insurance is you have to be without

Anderson PTA’s Craft Fair set for Nov. 13 Anderson High School PTA will host its 17th annual Craft Fair 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at Anderson High School, 7560 Forest Road. This holiday craft fair features more than 100 crafters and 10 vendors. The event also includes a lunch, bake sale and raffles. Park-

ing and admission are free. Craft items include accessories, candles, holiday décor, wood-crafted items, jewelry, handpainted glass ornaments, feather hair clips and pins and felted purses, totes and hats. Some of the vendors include Tastefully Simple, Pampered Chef, Tupper-

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Add some spice to the mix with Buffalo hot sauce Last week I shared two of my favorite Halloween recipes on Channel 19’s morning show with Sheila Gray and Dan Wells (who was filling in for Rob Williams). Afterwards, Ashley Whittle, the producer, was telling me about a Buffalo chex mix she tasted while producing a TV show in Tennessee. She said it was so good that everyone kept coming back for more. Ashley shared it with me so I can now share it with you. (The video of my Fox 19 cooking segment is on my “Cooking with Rita” blog at And I’m finally getting caught up with your requests. See my “can you help “ section at the end of this article.

Spicy Buffalo chex mix

This makes a great last minute treat for Halloween or for a tailgate party. Here’s my adaptation. 4 cups each: Rice Chex and Wheat Chex cereal 2 cups Parmesan or your

favorite cheese flav o r e d crackers 2 cups tiny pretzel twists 1 stick butter Rita 2 - 4 Heikenfeld t a b l e Rita’s kitchen s p o o n s Buffalo hot wings sauce or more to taste 1 pouch dry ranch salad dressing mix 2 teaspoons celery seed Mix cereals, crackers and pretzels. Set aside while bringing to boil butter, hot sauce, dressing mix and celery seed. Pour over cereal mix and mix. Microwave on high, uncovered, four to five minutes, stirring thoroughly every two minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool and store in covered container.

Dez’s favorite egg casserole

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This egg casserole is the perfect recipe for any fall brunch. New Richmond) is my grandchildren’s other grandma. Between her daughters, Jess and Lottie, Maggie and her husband, Denny, have eight grandchildren and every one of them loves this casserole. I can vouch for how delicious it is – Maggie brought it to a party and I helped myself. 1 package crescent rolls 1 pound sausage, cooked , drained and crumbled 2 cups mozzarella or your favorite cheese 4 eggs 3 ⁄4 cup milk Salt and pepper Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Pat crescent rolls in

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I’m willing to bet there are more recipes for this than fingers on my hands. I like to share this in the autumn because that’s when you can find the glossy brown buckeyes that have dropped from the trees. My dear friend, Fran Nordman, and her daughter, Gabrielle, made almost 700 of these for Gabrielle’s wedding! I make the base mixture ahead, form into balls and freeze. They stay just fine for six months or so. You can divide the recipe in half or even double it. 1 pound peanut butter 1 ⁄2 pound butter, softened 1 tablespoon vanilla 11⁄2 pounds confectioners’ sugar 12 oz. semisweet, bittersweet or milk chocolate


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• Pumpkin pie like Bob Evans. For Diane Yost and a host of other readers. • Sea foam candy. For

Elena Dye. “An older recipe that has brown sugar, sugar, corn syrup, egg whites, vanilla and, if you like, pecans,” she told me. • James Tavern harvest soup. For Jackie Kissing, who enjoyed this during the fall in the early 1990s. • Dressing for California shrimp salad like Applebee’s. For Jim Laughlin. “An avocado dressing.” • Creamy tomato soup like Panera. For Karen Meno • Salad dressing like Chipotle. For Sharon Ann. • Goetta hash brown casserole. For Kathy Burkhardt. “It was in the Enquirer in 2007/early 2008.” • Like Michael G’s bread pudding with day-old Danish. For Lynne. • Con carne like in chili. For Janet. • Minestrone soup like La Rosa’s. For Patti Brothers. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.


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22nd annual River Sweep poster contest starts Students in primary and secondary schools (public and private, K-12) are invited to design a poster for the 22nd annual River Sweep in 2011. Fifteen prizes will be awarded, including a grand

prize of a $500 U.S. Savings Bond. The school representing the grand prize winner will also receive an award. The 22nd annual River Sweep will be held Saturday, June 18, 2011. River Sweep is a one-day clean-

up project for the Ohio River and its tributaries. The Sweep covers nearly 3,000 miles of shoreline from Pittsburgh, Pa., to Cairo, Ill., and averages more than 20,000 volunteers a year. Trash collected during

the Sweep has included cars, tires, furniture, toys, a piano, and a variety of other items. All trash collected is either recycled or placed in approved landfills. The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commis-

sion hosts the River Sweep is held to create an awareness of water quality problems caused by litter and illegal dumping. Posters submitted for the contest should reflect this goal and focus on encourag-

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Nagel’s Zimmerman is AD of year Nagel Middle School Athletic Director Steve Zimmerman was recently named the Middle School Athletic Director of the Year by the Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. He was honored during a banquet Oct. 3 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Columbus. Zimmerman said he is very honored by the award. “It’s always wonderful to be recognized by your peers because they understand what the job entails and the highs and low that go along with it,” he said. While recognition isn’t exactly Zimmerman’s comfort zone, he said he is looking forward to attending the banquet with his family.

H i s daughters, Courtney and Hann a h , returned home from college for Zimmerman the banquet. His wife, Edie, son, Matthew, and parents, Nancy and Richard Zimmerman, from Michigan will were also present. This has been a year of recognitions for Mr. Zimmerman who earlier this year was named the Southwestern Ohio Athletic Directors Association Middle School Athletic Director of the Year. Zimmerman is in his ninth year as the Nagel athletic director. As athletic

director, he is responsible for 30 teams in nine sports involving 825 students and a coaching staff of 50. Professionally, he is active in the Southwest Ohio Athletic Director’s Association (SWOADA) as well as the Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (OIAAA). Zimmerman was elected as the seventh-eighth grade representative to the Southwest District Athletic Board in 2007. He is currently serving a second year as the statewide seventh-eighth grade representative on the Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors. In 2005 Zimmerman

was selected as SWOADA Middle School AD of the Year. He also earned his Certified Athletic Administrators (CAA) certification in 2005 from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. Zimmerman does an exceptional job of promoting middle school athletics and the values of sportsmanship, teamwork, ethics, and integrity that are fundamental to any middle school athletic program. Under his leadership, Nagel Middle School has earned the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s Harold A. Meyer Sportsmanship, Ethics, and Integrity Award for eight consecutive years.

Coldwell Banker West Shell hosts Trick or Treat for the Troops Looking for a way to celebrate Halloween and give a treat to servicemen and women serving overseas? The Coldwell Banker West Shell Foundation is hosting the annual Trick or Treat for the Troops fundraiser where Coldwell Banker West Shell offices collect new, packaged DVDs


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

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Dr. Walter Brueggemann, a leading interpreter of the Old Testament, will be the guest lecturer at the church’s Alton Jenkins Lectures Series from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 13. Brueggemann will present two lectures: “Escaping the Food Fight” and “From Monopoly to Community.” These presentations will focus on the crisis of hunger in the world and how production and consumption are perceived and practiced differently when seen through the gospel narrative of creation. Selected texts from the Old and New Testament will be used to explain and explore these topics. Advanced registration is recommended since seating is limited. Cost for the two lectures is $10. A lunch is planned after the lecture, where participants can continue the dialogue with Brueggemann. Lunch is $10 in addition to the lecture fee. Lunch will be catered by Cincinnati COOKS! Catering, a Freestore Foodbank program. Reservations can be made by sending a check for $10 per person or $20 for the lunch to Mount Washington Pres-

unconsciousness has been a source of great controversy in medicine and morality. The subsequent storm of events surrounding Nancy Cruzan (1990) and Terri Schiavo (2005) only serve to remind us that the question remains unresolved in the minds of many. This lecture will explore the extent of medical certainty regarding the condition of persistent unconsciousness and address the current state of Catholic moral teaching regarding the care of such patients. Henke is assistant professor of moral theology at


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On the second Saturday of every month, the community is invited to a free dinner, 5:30-6:30 p.m. The dinner is provided and prepared by the members of the church and is served in the church’s fellowship hall. It is free to the public and the community is invited to join. All are welcome. The church began a new, upbeat contemporary worship service Sept. 19. The service, which takes place at 9:15 every Sunday, features praise music with the uplifting message of God’s unconditional love. After the service, there is a time of fellowship with refreshments. Mount Washington United Methodist Church is located at 6365 Corbly Road; 231-3946;

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Sundays 9:15am & 10:45am

Sunday Worship 8am & 10:30am

8290 Batavia-Pike - Route 32

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

All Are Welcome Nursery Care Available Handicapped Accessible

INDIAN HILL Episcopal Presbyterian Church 6000 Drake Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 Phone 513-561-6805 Fax 513-561-0894



9:15 AM Contemporary Worship 10:45 AM Traditional Worship Children & Adult Sunday School

Building Homes Relationships & Families

Cincinnati Country Day School 272-5800

CHURCH OF GOD 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


Sunday Service 10:30am


6365 Corbly Road Cincinnati, OH 45230


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

Church of God

Anderson Township resident Grace Mathis, front right, celebrated her 100th birthday at Maloney's Pub & Restaurant on Beechmont Avenue with a few friends on Oct. 4. Mathis, who hit the century mark the next day, was joined by Jeanette Braun, left, Michelle Robinson, Elsie Mathis, Tony Braun, Erin Smith, Tim Braun and Richard Wykoff.

Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN

Handicapped Accessible

The Greater Cincinnati

Celebrating 100 years

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




100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052

Zion Lutheran Church

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


Worship and Small Group Classes for all ages.

Mount Washington United Methodist Church

Lecture to address moral issues of unconsciousness Death and dying issues will be the focus of The Athenaeum of Ohio’s Gardner Lecture in Moral Theology at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3. The Rev. Donald E. Henke DThM, one of the country’s leading Catholic moral theologians, will give the lecture: “Persistent Unconsciousness and the Use of Assisted Nutrition and Hydration: Medical and Moral Reflections.” Ever since the condition of Karen Ann Quinlan (1975) entered into national awareness, the care of patients with persistent



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

Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. If you are having a special service, rummage sale, dinner, bazaar, festival, revival, musical presentation, holiday services or special activity that is open to the public, send us the information. E-mail announcements to foresthills@communitypress.c om, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. Mail to: Forest Hills Journal, Attention: Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, OH 45140.


Clough United Methodist Church

About religion

7515 Forest Beechmont Ave 231-4172

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

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 "Dealing With Toxic People: In Your Family"

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

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


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

byterian Church, 6474 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230, or by calling the church for more information. Please indicate if a vegetarian lunch is preferred when registering. Deadline for registration is Monday, Nov. 1.. The church offers ConnXions, a contemporary worship service at 5:30 p.m. Saturdays in fellowship hall. Arrive at 5 for some coffee and fellowship time. Sunday morning services are the 9:30 a.m. Morning Glory service, a blended worship service, and the 11 a.m. traditional worship service. Childcare is available at all three services. Sunday school for children through sixth grade is held at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Junior and senior high classes are at 11 a.m. Adult classes are offered at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Youth fellowship is held every Sunday evening with dinner at 6 p.m. and a program from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The church is at 6474 Beechmont Ave.; 231-2650,


Anderson Hills United Methodist Church


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


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

Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith Cincinnati, OH 45243

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

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

NorthStar Vineyard

Community Church

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

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

Child Care provided




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Mason E. Stearns, 18, 6203 Spyglass Ridge, domestic violence, Sept. 30. Jason A. Donnerberg, 39, 1042 Riddle Road, obstructing official business, Sept. 29. James H. Turner, 52, 1819 Sutton Ave., theft, Sept. 30. Ryan M. Bellamah, 21, 637 Dawes Lane, drug possession, Oct. 4. Ryan Murphy, 19, 3142 Willis Ave.,

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POLICE REPORTS duct, Oct. 4. Conor A. Olsen, 32, 1909 Robinway, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, Oct. 8. Juvenile, 17, disorderly conduct, Oct. 6. Juvenile, 15, disorderly conduct, Oct. 6. Juvenile, 14, disorderly conduct, Oct. 6. Brian Cutshaw, 25, burglary, Oct. 8. Scott A. Deming, 25, burglary, Oct. 8. Kene E. Eze, 22, 1401 Pebble Court, theft, Oct. 7. Juvenile, 15, assault, Oct. 1. Juvenile, 15, assault, Oct. 1. Juvenile, 15, assault, Oct. 2.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Male adult was assaulted at Altercrest at Sutton Road, Oct. 1.


Entry made into residence at 630 Sutton Road, Oct. 8.

Criminal damage

Someone cut up clothing at 931 Goldengate No. 805, Oct. 1. Trunk lid dented on vehicle at 7545 Beechmont, Sept. 28.

Criminal simulation

A counterfeit $10 and a $20 bill

passed at Target at Ohio 125, Oct. 2.

Disorderly conduct

Reported at Altercrest at Sutton Road, Oct. 4. Reported at Altercrest at Sutton Road, Oct. 6.

Domestic violence

At Spyglass Ridge, Sept. 30.

Tampering with coin machines Cash taken from machine at Clear Creek Park at Ohio 32, Oct. 7.


Meat items taken from Bigg’s at Ohio 125, Sept. 26. Merchandise taken from Target; $157 at Beechmont Avenue, Sept. 30. I-Pods, cellphone taken from vehicles at school at 2651 Bartels Road, Sept. 23. Laptop computer taken; $300 at 7117 Salem Road, Sept. 29. Jewelry taken; $29,158 at 2343 Clyde Crossing, Sept. 29. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $20 at Eight Mile Road, Sept. 28. Earrings, etc. taken; $1,900 at 7370 Ridgepoint No. 8, Oct. 3. Gasoline not paid for at Clark Station; $15 at Salem Road, Sept. 29. I-Pod taken from locker room at

Anderson High; $300 at Forest Road, Oct. 8. Purse taken from shopping cart at Kroger at Beechmont Avenue, Oct. 9. Drill, etc. taken from vehicle at Harbor Freight Tools; $845 at Ohio 125, Oct. 8. Purse taken from stroller at Coney Island at Kellogg Avenue, Oct. 6. Cellphone, etc. taken from vehicle at 8501 Beechmont Ave., Oct. 2. Shoes taken from Gabriel Brothers; $45 at Beechmont Avenue, Oct. 7.

Unauthorized use

2006 Toyota taken at 5622 Shady Hollow, Oct. 9.

Violation of protection order

Female reported this offense at 8447 Clough Pike, Oct. 4.

CINCINNATI DISTRICT 2 Arrests/citations

Joshua Bessey, born 1988, domestic violence, Oct. 4.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering


263 McCullough St., Oct. 5. 4664 Eastern Ave., Oct. 4.



Jamaar Byrd, 18, 6322 Bancraft St., driving under suspension, Oct. 2. Douglas Smith, 60, 609 Kings Run Road, driving under suspension, Oct. 3. Douglas Hay, 42, 12068 Ohio 38, bench warrant, Oct. 4. Aleisha Julian, 21, 5779 Taylor Mill Road, drug paraphernalia, Oct. 5. Colin Sheehy, 32, 3846 Fox Trail, bench warrant, Oct. 6. Willie Enfinger, 51, 7806 School Road, bench warrant, Oct. 7. Anthony Donato, 39, 7012 Cambridge, drug paraphernalia, Oct. 7. Anthony Young, 33, 5460 Beechmont Ave., bench warrant, Oct. 8. Mason Stearns, 18, 6203 Spyglass Ridge, carrying concealed weapon, Oct. 9.

Incidents/investigations Misuse of credit card

At 6824 Lake St., Oct. 4.

2057 Beechmont Ave., Oct. 5.

DEATHS David M. Dalhover

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driving under influence, underage consumption, Oct. 2. Sara M. Seiter, 28, 2395 Bethel Maple, drug possession, Oct. 7. Eric Roberts, 25, 1459 Pembridge, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, obstructing official business, Oct. 3. Cole Baker, 29, 7069 Salem Road, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, Oct. 3. Bradley D. Canter, 21, 878 Rosetree, inducing panic, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, Oct. 1. Three Juveniles, 14, disorderly con-

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David M. Dalhover, 36, of Mount Washington Oct. 14. Survived by sons Jacob, Joseph and Joshua; father, Danny Lee Dalhover; mother, Darla (Martin) Dalhover; grandmother, Marie Dalhover; and brother, Dan Dalhover. Preceded in death by grandfather, John Dalhover; and brother, Dennis Dalhover. Services were Oct. 21 at

Guardian Angels Church. Memorials to; St. Jude and Children’s Hospital, One St. Jude Place Building, P.O. Box 1000 Department 300, Memphis, TN 38148-0552.

Garry L. Higgins

Garry L. Higgins, 59, of Bethel died Oct. 18. Survived by wife, June (nee Nichols) Higgins; sons, Nick (Carla) Higgins of Anderson Township and Tony Higgins; daughter, Effy (Scott) Watson; brothers, Terry Higgins, Bill Higgins and Darrell Higgins; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services were Oct. 22 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel.

Jeanne F. Hornback

Jeanne F. Hornback, 85, of Anderson Township died Oct. 17. Survived by son, Mike (Jerry) Hornback; daughters Barbara (Danny) Wright, Beth (Joe) Wheeler and Mimi (Andy) Ruttle; sister, JoAnn Gordon; grandchildren Brittany and Andrew Wheeler, Abby and Molly Eakin, Kristy (Beau) Henderson, Aaron (Jesse) Wright and Matt Ruttle; and great-grandchild Hayden Wright. Preceded in death by husband, Lee J. Hornback; father, Ellis Friar; and mother, Mary LaBoyteaux.

Sam is 54 years old. His youngest daughter just went off to college. Now he’s in the market for a big screen tv.


Services were Oct. 20 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Memorials to: Ruth Lyons Children’s Fund, 1700 Young St., Cincinnati, OH 45202; or Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263.

Preceded in death by daughter, Sandy Rhoden; father, Marion Rhoden; mother, Mary Wells; and sister, Kathy. Services were Oct. 22 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home, Mount Washington.

Irma Martha Parry

David Alfred Westerkamp

Irma Martha Parry, 87, of Anderson Township died Oct. 15. Survived by sons Rick Parry and Robert Tasch; daughter, Jean Williams; 12 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; brothers Bill Bertram, Dallas Bertram and Carlos Bertram; and sisters Eiffe Crawford, Ethal Blaylock and Mary Lewis. Preceded in death by husband, Clarence Parry; son, Clarence L. Parry; and brothers Howard Bertram, Roy Bertram and Grady Bertram. Services were Oct. 23 at Evans Funeral Home, Milford.

Jerry M. Rhoden Sr.

Jerry M. Rhoden Sr., 63, of Mount Washington died Oct. 19. Survived by children Jay, Debbie, Hobie, Angel, Steven, Stephanie and Bryan (Heather); siblings Sherilda, Shirley, Sue and Larry; and 17 grandchildren.

David Alfred Westerkamp, 84, of Anderson Township died Oct. 20. Survived by daughters Joyce Drake, Kitt Dupree, Carole Westerkamp and Lynne Westerkamp; sister, Ruth Randolph; and nine grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife, Jeanne (nee Jones) Westerkamp; father, Frank Westerkamp; and mother, Blanch Steinharter. Services were Oct. 25 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Memorials to; Salvation Army, 114 E. Central Pkwy., Cincinnati, OH 45201; or University of Cincinnati College of Engineering, 2901 Woodside Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45221.

LaVerne S. Wissman

LaVerne S. Wissman, 91, of Mount Washington died Oct. 16. Survived by son, Terry Wissman; daughter, Mary Rae (Ed) Wurzbacher; grandchildren Laura (Tim) Dunn,

60th Wedding Anniversary

Jesse and Sara Meddaugh Sara Wamsley, daughter of Jeff and Cathy Wamsley of Madeira was married June 26, 2010 to jesse Meddaugh. Sara is a graduate of Ohio University and Jesse is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire. The wedding took place at Ascension & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Wyoming, Ohio officiated by Rick Hinger, pastor and friend of bride’s family. The reception was held at the Wyoming Golf Club. Jesse and Sara currently reside in Campbell, California.

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Jane & Frank Kuykendall of Madeira will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on October 28th. The two met in the 3rd grade when Frank moved from Paint Lick, Kentucky to Cincinnati, where Jane lived with her family. After marrying in 1950, they moved to Columbus and Frank served in the U.S. Navy in the Korean War the first two years of their marriage. They moved to Madeira in 1954, where they raised five children; Jane was a stay-at-home mom while Frank worked at Ford Motor Company, from where he retired in 1991. They keep busy with their 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, enjoy traveling and trips to the local casinos. CE-1001600292-01

On the record ANDERSON TOWNSHIP FIRE & EMS RUNS Tuesday, Oct. 5

10:16 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, smoke scare, odor of smoke 10:26 a.m., Braintree Drive, chest pain 10:33 a.m., Ragland Road, medical alarm 11:20 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, person injured in a fall 1:17 p.m., Hawkstone Drive, stroke 2:38 p.m., Pastoral Lane, medical alarm 3:49 p.m., Four Mile Road, nonbreather/cardiac arrest 5:31 p.m., Collinsdale Avenue, nonbreather/cardiac arrest

Wednesday, Oct. 6

9:05 a.m., Salem Road, person unconscious/unresponsive 9:11 a.m., Cedar Crest Lane, gas leak (natural gas or LPG) 9:37 a.m., Forest Road, medical emergency 11:36 a.m., Bridges Road, sick person 12:29 p.m., Twelve Oaks Court, alarm system activation, no fire unintentional 2:18 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, medical emergency 3:47 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, sick person 7:57 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, assist back to bed 10:30 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, sick person

Thursday, Oct. 7

1:11 a.m., Pinewell Drive, trouble breathing 6:08 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, person injured in a fall 11:29 a.m., Eight Mile Road, grass fire

12:27 p.m., Broadwell Road, possible heart attack 3:40 p.m., Broadwell Road, smoke detector activation, no fire - unintentional 4:10 p.m., Salem Road, auto accident/person injured 4:16 p.m., Lancelot Drive, assist back to bed 4:49 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, medical emergency 8:17 p.m., Pine Run Drive, good intent call, other

Friday, Oct. 8

12:57 a.m., Stonington Road, assist back to bed 1:49 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, trouble breathing 4:01 a.m., Foxtrail Lane, trouble breathing 4:32 a.m., Apple Hill Road, person injured in a fall 5:31 a.m., Foxtrail Lane, sick person 5:43 a.m., Rosetree Lane, nonbreather/cardiac arrest 6:47 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, trouble breathing 11:22 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, auto accident/person injured 12:34 p.m., Nordica Lane, assist back to bed 1:40 p.m., Jager Court, trouble breathing 6:09 p.m., Salem Road, medical emergency 10:09 p.m., Newtown Road, auto accident/person injured 10:39 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, diabetic emergency 10:45 p.m., Eight Mile & Jakaro, smoke scare, odor of smoke 11:36 p.m., Wolfangel & Bowen, person unconscious/unresponsive

11:41 p.m., Coolidge Avenue, person injured in a fall

Saturday, Oct. 9

7:49 a.m., State Road, sick person 8:47 a.m., State Road, nonbreather/cardiac arrest 12:51 p.m., Clough & Berkshire, auto accident/person injured 1:37 p.m., Old Chapel Court, sick person 2:49 p.m., Forest Road, person injured in a fall 4:01 p.m., Shangrila Drive, person injured in a fall 6:42 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, chest pain 7:12 p.m., YMCA Road, person with a laceration 7:30 p.m., YMCA Road, outside rubbish, trash or waste fire 8:05 p.m., Woodruff Road, trouble breathing 8:35 p.m., Eight Mile Road, chest pain 10:56 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, auto accident/person injured 11:49 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, person injured

Sunday, Oct. 10

9:51 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, person injured in a fall 10:10 a.m., Five Mile Road, brush or brush-and-grass mixture fire 10:18 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, mulch fire 1:05 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, person choking 4:14 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, person injured in a fall 10:30 p.m., Stonegate Drive, medical emergency


Renee Klee, RN, CNM, has joined the Seven Hills Women’s Health Centers in Anderson Township. A certified nurse midwife, Klee Klee is curr e n t l y accepting new obstetrical and gynecological patients. Previously, she was a registered nurse in Obstetrics at McCullough Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford, Ohio. She assisted patients and families with all aspects of care, including prenatal, childbirth and postpartum education. She also provided care to special-care nursery

Premier Health Care Management has opened its seventh facility. The newest facility is Forest Hills Care Center located at 8700 Moran Road in Anderson Township. Forest Hills Care Center is an 87-bed nursing and rehabilitation facility licensed for both Medicare and Medicaid. The center is complete with 47 private rooms, 20 semiprivate toe-to-toe rooms, diner, theater room, sports bar and a large rehabilitation gym with state-ofthe-art therapy equipment.


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patients. Klee received her master of science in nursing in 2009 and her bachelor of science in nursing in 2001.

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REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS $454,250. 5793 Brookstone Drive: Hensley William & Debra S. to Claige Properties LLC; $60,100. 5793 Brookstone Drive: Hensley William K. & Debra S. to Claige Properties LLC; $60,100. 6107 Ropes Drive: Svenson Eric & Julie to Niemes Kathryn A.; $345,000. 6676 Nitram Court: Fletcher Garnette A@ to Fletcher Garnette A@3; $34,000. 698 Sutton Road: Gratsch John M. to Properties By G.; $25,000. 702 Sutton Road: Gratsch John M. to Properties By G.; $25,000. 702 Sutton Road: Gratsch John M. to Properties By G.; $25,000. 7048 Bluecrest Drive: Thurman Marilou to Dustrude Barbara; $102,020. 7343 Ridgepoint Drive: Baker Lois J. to Reed Robert G.; $90,000. 7738 Clough Pike: Renomom LLC to Robinson Stephanie J.; $111,000. 7990 Clough Pike: Schroyer Douglas R. to Williams Walter A.; $167,500. 810 Woodlyn Drive: Leyland Joy & James to Naylor John; $134,000. 8364 Pine Run Drive: First Cincinnati


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Leasing 2000 LLC to Ruby Michael A.; $500,000. 8364 Wycliffe Drive: Mcclean Jonathan C. to Lewis Christopher B.; $575,000. 8407 Northport Drive: Federal National Mortgage Association to Buhr Thomas E.; $103,000. 8638 Northport Drive: Lafata Brian Robert & Lynn Katherine to Davie Mark B.; $135,000.


1283 Cristway Court: Tristate Holdings LLC to Calloway James T.; $74,900. 1283 Cristway Court: Maximus Homes LLC & Superior Home Construction & Remodeling LLC to Superior Home Constructio; $35,000. 1283 Cristway Court: Superior Home Construction & Remodeling LLC & Tristate Holdings LLC to Tristate Holdings LLC; $35,000. 5473 Wasigo Drive: Hawthorne Natalie B. to Kistner Paula J.; $148,000. 6527 Rainbow Lane: Jenkins Amy & Tiffiney Roush to Kuehnle Alexander J.; $60,000.


Bed & Breakfast Feature of the Week

LEGAL NOTICE Sealed bids for the sale of two Village maintenance vehicles will be received at the Village of Newtown Municipal Building located at 3536 Church Street, Newtown, Ohio 45244 until Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 2:00pm local time and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud. 1992 Chevro let C1500 Pickup Truck 152,446 miles A minimum bid of $ 400.00 is required 2001 Ford F150 Pickup Truck 60,874 miles A minimum bid of $2,000.00 is required . Additional information may be obtained by calling Ron Dickerson, Street Commissioner, at 513-271 2009 between the hours of 7:30am and 3:30pm, Monday through Friday.1001598779 PUBLIC SALE EUGENE KLUMP 6141 THOLE RD CINCINNATI, OH 45230 ROOM# 136 CREDENZA CABINETS DESK FILE CABINET BOXES FIREPLACE MANTLE STEREO PRINTER. MARK CATES 4414 EASTWOOD DR BATAVIA, OH 45103 ROOM# 254 BABY BED BABY ITEMS COUCH TABLES BOXES CHAIRS BIG SCREEN TV. JAMES SMITH 8321 E MAIN ST ALEXANDRIA, KY 41001 ROOM# 308 BABY BED DRESSER CHAIRS BAGS BOXES TABLES STORAGE TUBS. JOHN MICHALS 100 BREWSTER BLVD. CAMP LEJEUNE, NC 28547 ROOM# 427 BAGS BOXES STORAGE TUBS. THE ABOVE ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THEIR GOODS STORED AT U-HAUL 8210 BEECHMONT AVE. CINCINNATI, OHIO 45255 WILL BE SOLD AT PUBLIC AUCTION, NOVEMBER 10TH, 2010 AT OR AFTER 9AM.

The Rooster’s Nest is a unique Bed and Breakfast located in Winchester, Ohio, off State Route 32, about an hour east of Cincinnati. The B&B consists of a log building constructed of logs dating back to 1788, yet is complete will modern amenities. There are three rooms available, each with a queen bed and private bath. The Rooster’s Nest is a perfect place to relax and enjoy a break from busy routines. Walk on the 25 acres of woodlands, fish in the 1.25 acre stocked pond, curl up with a book or sit outside by the campfire. Breakfast is served in the gathering room spacious overlooking the pond while birds and squirrels entertain at the feeders. Innkeepers Sally and Dave White promise to tantalize your taste buds with scrumptious dishes like Rooster Egg Bake, Rhode Island Red Stuffed French Toast, Chanticleer Bananas & Ice Cream or Banty Fruit Parfait along with freshly baked breads, juice and coffee. The Inn’s convenient location allows guests to experience all that Adams County has to offer.

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

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October 27, 2010

you’ll never shop the same way again.


Thursday, October 28th at 8am Two New Locations: Eastgate Crossing 4530 Eastgate Blvd, Cincinnati

Montgomery Rd & Rt 562 4450 Montgomery Rd, Norwood

The same labels as dept. stores for up to 60% less, every day — for you, your family and your home. Ready, set, shop. the first 1,000 customers to arrive get our new reusable shopping bag!

take an additional 10% off

your entire first in-store purchase upon approval for the TJX Rewards Credit Card.*

Styles vary by store. Call 1-800-Marshalls for a store near you or visit us at ©2010 Marshalls. *You will receive a 10% off coupon if your account is instantly approved. Temporary shopping passes and 10% off coupon cannot be used to purchase gift cards. Restrictions and limitations apply. TJX Rewards Credit Cards are issued by Chase Bank USA, N.A. See store for details. CE-0000425954


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