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La Salle high School quarterback Dominic Capano didn’t set the world on fire last season. In fact his only pass was intercepted. But this year is completely different as he has led the Lancers to a 4-0 record. – SEE STORY, A7

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A family is putting in sweat equity in house being built by Habitat for Humanity in Mount Healthy. Heather Owda and her family, who now live in Norwood, is about to get their first house. – SEE STORY, A3

By Heidi Fallon

With a snip of the scissors, the former Clovernook Elementary School officially became the new North College Hill community center. A dedication ceremony and tours of the recently renovated building took place Sept. 10. Albert Long, 7, and Gail Thinnes Zoz teamed up to cut the ribbon. Long was a student in the last Clovernook kindergarten class and Zoz was a member of the first one. She went on to become a teacher in the Hamilton district. Long went on to first grade. The center will house city administration offices and the contract post office. It also will be home to the DAV Northern Hills Chapter 115. “We’ve been without a permanent place for years and we’re looking forward to finally having a place to call our own,” said Richard Blue, a DAV member and U.S. Army veteran. The long-time dream of Mayor Dan Brooks, the community center also will have plenty of space for enrichment programs and activities.

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Albert Long, 7, and Gail Thinnes Zoz chat about their memories of being students in the last and first kindergarten classes at Clovernook Elementary School. The duo were picked to cut the ribbon Sept. 9 dedicating the former school as the new North College Hill community center.

Forest Park buying land at ‘attractive price’ By Rob Dowdy

A commissioned painting now hangs in the Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired that is a tribute to the center. – SEE STORY, A2

FOREST PARK – Forest Park is preparing to purchase 34 acres of vacant land for what officials are calling an “attractive price.” The city has negotiated the acquisition of the property in the Mill Station development for $170,000. The city used redevelopment funds originally set aside to purchase the Cashland building on the corner of Hamilton and Way-

cross, but that property was bought by a developer who is planning a Family Dollar store. Community Development Director Chris Hodges Anderson said Forest Park has no immediate plans for the property, and it “could be years” before its developed.

City Manager Ray Hodges said the economy has slowed home construction for the last several years, and the city hopes the land purchase will both prevent a bad development from going in, as well as give Forest Park the final say over the property. “For the price we paid, it’s well worth it to remain green space,” Hodges said. Hodges said the move will also protect the property values of homeowners in the Mill Station

area, which has some of the “finest homes in Forest Park.” Anderson said the property, which is zoned residential, could hold as many as 60 homes. However, he said any potential development would likely contain less than 60, as there are some areas of the property that could remain natural. Anderson said pending council approval, the sale will be final by the end of the month. For more about your community, visit

Mount Healthy parents try to arrange busing By Jennie Key

Mount Healthy High School parent Joyce Godfrey says her son, a freshman at the school, has to walk 1.98 miles to get to school. “It’s too far,” she says. “I would rather have him ride the bus.” The problem is that there is no bus for high school students in the Mount Healthy City School District. That service was cut this school year, to save money and keep the district operating in the black. So Godfrey and a group of parents are trying to interest enough people to enlist a private bus service to transport their students to and from school each day. They have sent notices out, and have 22 parents who say they will pay

to bus their youngsters to and from school. They need a minimum of 35 families to make it financially feasible for the bus service to start a route for them. Godfrey says her group needs to get 35 to 40 parents committed to get the service started. With 35 parents, the cost would be about $80 per family for one student, with additional charges per student for each additional high schooler per family. She says she has distributed fliers at the high school, passed them out at the high school open house, posted copies in local businesses and sent notices to newspapers. “I am doing everything I can to get the word out,” she said. She is also trying to help parents work out carpooling options in the meantime. Mount Healthy Superintendent

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Clovernook unveils Tribute painting A vivid tribute to the Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired was unveiled recently. Gries Financial, an independent investment advising firm with offices in Cincinnati and Cleveland, commissioned a painting in honor of Clovernook’s employees and Board of Trustees. Artist Lynn Jansen, who is both deaf and blind, created the painting featuring clovers in shades of green and brown on a field of gold. “Part of our mission is to provide unique opportunities for budding artists who are blind or visually impaired to create original works of art for the agency’s Tribute Paining Program,” said Jessica Salyers, development and media relations manager for Clovernook. “This program, established in 2009, honors or memorializes loved ones.” Scott Wallace, recreation specialist who assists Clovernook’s artists in creating tribute paintings, said the program “is wonderful because it not only pays tribute to very special individuals, but it also allows an artist who is blind or visually impaired to express themselves artistically.”

Race/run honors friend By Rob Dowdy


Artist Lynn Jansen, right, is joined by Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired and Gries Financial representatives at the unveiling of her painting, commissioned by Gries Financial to honor the North College Hill facility. He said their talents are displayed in Clovernook’s main campus building, 7000 Hamilton Ave. in North College Hill. “Clovernook Center was delighted to hear that Gries Financial, wanted to invest in the program through the purchase of a painting in honor of Clovernook's employees and Board of Trustees,” Salyers said. “Seeing the commitment and dedication from the board and employees of Clovernook continues to inspire our firm, which is

why the Tribute Painting Program made so much sense,” said Rob Herman, Gries managing director and investment officer. “The artist who created the painting in honor of Clovernook’s staff and board said she chose gold as one of the main colors to represent a golden opportunity," said Robin Usalis, Clovernook president/CEO. “I couldn’t have said it better myself.” For more information about the Tribute Painting Program, call Salyers at 7286216.

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Forest Park resident Morgan Alloway died of lung cancer in October 2010, and now her friends are hoping to raise awareness with Cincinnati’s first Free to Breathe 5K. The event will take place 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Acosta Sales and Marketing in Sharonville. The 5K will also include a one-mile fun run, with proceeds benefiting the National Lung Cancer Partnership’s various programs. Alloway’s friends Michelle Roll and Rhonell Griffin, who are organizing the run, said they began getting involved with raising awareness after Alloway was diagnosed with lung cancer. Alloway, who was a non-smoker and mother of two, died two years after being diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. Her husband Adam said once she was diagnosed, Morgan became very proactive in raising awareness and funds for lung cancer research. Roll said they all participated in Free to Breathe events in other cities. “When she passed away, we decided to pick up the baton and carry on,” Griffin said. Roll and Griffin say they’ve already raised

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Heather Owda looks at the plans of her new Habitat for Humanity home going up behind her on Werner Avenue in Mount Healthy. With her is Dave Bertis, a ramp supervisor for Delta Airlines, and John McEwan, Habitat construction manager.

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Zach Anspach takes a break from framing the Habitat for Humanity house in Mount Healthy to sign a piece of lumber being used in the construction. He, along with other Delta Airline employees, signed their sentiments on the board during their volunteer project with Habitat.

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Heather Owda and her family are about to get their very first house they can’t wait to call home. Owda, her husband, Ali, and 13-year-old son, were selected in the Habitat for Humanity project on Werner Avenue in Mount Healthy. The family now is living in Norwood. Owda is spending as much time as she can to complete the 500 hours the family must spend on the construction site helping build the three-bedroom, 1,200-square-foot home. “This is such a blessing for us,” she said, taking a break from helping with the framing. “My son is in a wheel chair and this place will be so perfect for him and so wonderful for us as a family. “When we were told we were eligible for the house here, I did a lot of research about Mount Healthy and I know we’re going to love it here.” Habitat is getting help from Delta Airlines volunteers. “We’ll have 50 to 80 people here a week for the next six weeks,” said Dave Bertis. “This is one of seven


Ed Strelau, seated, combines lunch with an informal construction conference with Delta Airline employees and Habitat of Humanity volunteers Rob Schneider, a pilot, and Rick Andrae, customer service, on the Mount Healthy house building site. Strelau, a Turner Construction Co. employee, is volunteering his time and 45 years of experience to the Habitat project.


Leslie Martinez takes time from her job as a Delta Airline ramp supervisor to volunteer to help build a Habitat for Humanity home in Mount Healthy. Volunteering his efforts as well is Nick Stenger, a Mount Healthy resident, who said he saw all the work going on and stopped to help. houses Delta will help build throughout the country this year.”

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department gates for Delta. “This is something we all enjoy doing,” he said. “It’s a way we live the company motto of global good.” Also lending his 45 years of construction experience is Ed Strelau, a Turner Construction Co. employee. “Turner donates my time and I really enjoy helping out,” Strelau said, while trying to juggle blueprints with his sandwich. “Today, I’m

helping them with the porch.” Nick Stenger said he was walking down the street from his Harrison Avenue home when he saw all the activity. “I saw them starting to frame in the house and stopped to help,” he said while pounding nails. “I like helping out in my own community.” John McEwan said Cincinnati Habitat for

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McAuley High School’s official colors may be burnt sienna and gold, but, in reality, McAuley is and has been green for years, and just keeps adding to its efforts. The green, ongoing projects are led by the Green Team, made up of teachers Jan Huxel and Gina Keith, and students Rachel Clark, Abby Krabacher, Kelly Neeb, Kayla Orso, Sarah Pierce and Marie Stevenot. The Green Team plans the various activities designed to reduce, reuse and recycle. The team is helped by 21 other students, the Green Thumbs, who help execute the plans. For example, the Green Thumbs came to school over the summer to make bracelets out of aluminum pop tabs. These will be sold and the profits used to cover any costs associated with recycling. Items recycled daily at McAuley include aluminum cans,

pop tabs, plastic and glass bottles, plastic bottle caps of all kinds (which are donated to Ronald McDonald House), paper, cardboard and “technotrash,” which includes batteries, old CDs, and cell phones and cell phone parts. Added to the list this year will be paper and plastic lunch bags. Items collected for reuse include clothing, books and shoes, which are donated to various charitable organizations such as St. Vincent de Paul and Vietnam Veterans. This school year brought the opening of the brand new Reusable Free Store, located in an empty closet. Students can get used but usable school supplies from there any time. The recycling and reusing by all the students has even brought about a reduction in total trash, and, because all students use tablet computers, the use of paper has greatly decreased.

The award winners were presented with a small globe trophy with their name and “2011 WWCS Globe Award Winner” on it. They also will be featured on the district's website banner, which shows highlights of events and honors throughout the district.

Mt. Healthy fire-fighters visit South Three members of the Mount Healthy Fire Department recently visited second-graders at South Elementary after the students read a story about firefighters. Seth Gauby, Donte Hill and Brad Powers spoke to the students about their jobs as firefighters and answered questions. Powers dressed in full gear, the invited students Ramon Benton and Zemonie Scott to dress in a miniature version of firefighter


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Receiving Globe Awards were, from left, Sam Woods, head custodian at Winton Woods High School; Linda Ball, first-grade teacher at Winton Woods Primary South; LeAnne Montgomery, human resources associate for Winton Woods City Schools; and Terri Socol, the district’s new executive director of teaching and learning.

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Green Team members are, from left, Marie Stevenot, Rachel Clark, Sarah Pierce, Kelly Neeb, Kayla Orso and Abby Krabacher.

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Winton Woods High School seniors Kristen, left, and Katelyn Budke designed this year’s band camp T-shirt, which pays homage to the iPod Shuffle. The half-time show is called “Shuffle” and opens with Herbie Hancock’s “Rock It” from 1983, then shuffles to 2007 and the “Cupid Shuffle,” then shuffles again to current music with Cee Lo Green’s 2010 hit “Forget You,” and then shuffles just a little to the closing hit, Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite.”


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Uniform partnership helps students get dressed Forty fifth- and sixthgrade students from Winton Woods Intermediate School recently traveled to the Assistance League of Greater Cincinnati to receive school uniforms as part of Operation School Bell. “Students received a bag that included two pairs of pants, two short-sleeved shirts, one long-sleeve shirt, new shoes, a belt, underwear, socks, a hygiene kit and a fleece jacket,” said Crisinda Tackett, Winton Woods family support specialist. Tackett said that these grade levels were chosen this year because it’s during the pre-teen years that students’ clothing begins to become important in how well it fits, as they are continually growing and experiencing more social pressures. “Having this opportunity to receive new, well-fitting uniforms during these vital years removes distractions from their academic focus and success,” said THANKS TO TERESA CLEARY Tackett. Each bag is valued Winton Woods students Victoria Freeman and Michael Thomas are shown with at approximately $67. “In a tough economy their uniform bags from the Assistance League of Greater Cincinnati. this helps our district our students and their famiIn additional to the help stretch its dollars to serve lies,” she said. received from the Assis-

Mentors sought for Academy of Global Studies Winton Woods High School is looking for individuals to serve as mentors to a small group of freshmen who are part of the school’s Academy of Global Studies. “Part of this new program is establishing mentors who will meet the AGS students twice a month from 10:15 to 11:15 in the morning,” said Pastor Scott Tessin of Messiah Lutheran Church in Greenhills. Tessin is serving on the AGS committee in charge of service opportunities for the students and is helping with the mentoring portion of the program. “The sessions will last 45 minutes. We plan on meeting on Fridays, with our

first session starting Sept. 23,” Tessin said. Tessin said the aim is to have 24 mentors for the program, with eight students in each group. “There will be two mentors assigned to each group, so if something comes up, and one of the mentors cannot make the session, the other one can take the lead,” he said. Mentors will be provided with talking points for each mentoring session, but won’t be responsible for planning a lesson. Mentoring dates for the 2011-2012 school year are Sept. 23, Oct. 7, Oct. 28, Nov. 4, Nov. 18, Dec. 2, Dec. 9, Jan. 6, Jan. 20, Feb. 3, Feb. 17, March 9, March

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tance League, Tackett said the district accepts all uniform donations. “We ask all our parents, including the parents of the students going on the uniform trip, to bring in used uniforms so we can keep giving back,” said Tackett. This is the district’s seventh year in partnership with the Assistance League.

“Kids always remember those people who helped them feel better about themselves, and I know they will not forget this trip,” said Tackett. “Even two or three months later teachers will catch a student’s smile with a nod to their new shoes or jacket. The generosity of donations to the Assistance League has helped our stu-

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• St. Xavier’s silver team beat Mason 145-150, Sept. 12 at Hyde Park Country Club. Brendan Keating shot a 2under 33. • Joey Vanarsdall shot a 1over par 34 on the front nine at Avon Fields to help lead Roger Bacon to a 149-185 victory over Purcell Marian, Sept. 13.

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• La Salle runner Drew Michel placed sixth at the Mason Invitational with a time of 16:31.55, Sept. 10.

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MONFORT HEIGHTS – Dominic Capano threw one pass for the La Salle Lancers during the 2010 season. It was intercepted. The throw was hardly a footnote in what would end up being a memorable year as the Lancers went on to win a share of the Greater Catholic League South championship. But while the pass didn’t affect the outcome of a 48-0 win over Northwest, or define any seasons, Capano recalls the play with a biteyour-lip, wish-I-could-have-it-back memory. “I was playing defense (most) of


• Winton Woods downed Hamilton Badin, 3-2, Sept. 13. Chanel Williams and Sydni Grimes won at first and second singles, as usual. It was Quayla Broomfield’s win at third singles that clinched the match.

Boys soccer

• St. Xavier shut out Fairfield 1-0, Sept. 10. P.J. Suess scored the Bomber goal, while junior Micah Bledsoe recorded the shuout. The Bombers followed with a 2-1 win, Sept. 13, against Fenwick. Austin Harrell and Rodney Namaky scored goals. • Finneytown remained unbeaten in CHL play with a 7-0 win against Taylor, Sept. 13. Mark Clayton and Bradley Nelms each scored twice. Ty Hughes pitched a shutout. • Jacob Whyle and Andrew Wood each scored as La Salle drew a 2-2 tie with Walnut Hills, Sept. 13.

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• Finneytown tied Taylor 11, Sept. 14. Katie Schmuck scored for the Wildcats. • McAuley drew Fairfield to a 1-1 tie, Sept. 10. Olivia Jester had the Mowhawks only score. The squad also tied Alter, 1-1, Sept. 14. The Mowhawks ended the week with a 4-0-3 record.

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• Lee House, senior, St. Xavier golf House continued to play oustanding golf, earning medalist honors at the third GCL South quad, Sept. 13. House shot a 33 at Western Hills Country Club. His season average of 37.31 is tops in the GCL.

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• The Winton Woods football team looks to snap its three-game losing streak against one of the surprise success stories of the city – Walnut Hills. The Eagles enter the game with a 4-0 record. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23, at Winton Woods High School.

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the time that game and my head wasn’t fully in it. I threw the pick and I was like, ‘Oh man,’ It just didn’t look good,” Capano said. Capano looks back on the play with a laugh, wishing he could’ve had a mulligan because it’s not how he wanted to introduce his arm to the La Salle faithful. But now, four weeks into the season, Capano has made the most of his time as Lancers’ starting quarterback. La Salle (4-0) enters week five without a blemish on its record. Before the Friday, Sept. 16, win over Northwest, Ind.,, Capano even led the GCL with 612 yards passing to go along with seven touchdowns. He won the job after a competi-

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• McAuley beat Seton, 3-1, Sept. 13. The squad has received stellar play from junior outside hitter Taylor Bove, who has 92 kills and 50 digs on the season.

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Hughes 6, Aiken 0

The Falcons (0-4) dropped the CMAC opener for both teams in a turnoverplagued game. Next game: At Taft, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24.

Finneytown 33, Taylor 0

Taylor couldn’t stop Finneytown quarterback Kevin Johnson Jr., who accounted for 242 yards of total offense and four touchdowns. Marcus Owens rushed 19 times for 107 yards. Tyler Cook added a 51-yard touchdown run, and Marquez Sneed caught two TD passes to lead the Wildcats (2-2) to their second straight win. Next game: home vs. Madeira, 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23.

La Salle 66, Northwest (Ind.) 0

Quarterback Dominic Capano led four scoring drives for LaSalle in the first quarter before being pulled at the start of the second quarter. Capano finished 10-for-10 passing for 148 yards and three touchdowns during his lone quarter of action. The LaSalle ground attack was led by the duo of sophomore Jason Bell, who scored three times on 14 carries (78 yards), and senior Antonio Nelson scored twice. La Salle out-gained Northwest 398 to 137. Next game: home vs. Bishop Watterson, 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23.

Mount Healthy 49, Little Miami 21

Greg Green completed 14-of-23 passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Owls (4-0). Eric Davis rushed 20 times for 126 yards and a score as Mount Healthy tallied 511 yards of offense. Michael Tucker had 115 receiving yards and two touchdowns, 45 rushing yards and two touchdowns and a 10-yard touchdown pass. Next game: Home vs. Loveland, 7:30

p.m., Friday, Sept. 23.

North College Hill 55, New Miami 6

After dropping two games in a row, the Trojans got back on the winning track by trouncing New Miami. With the win, NCH moved to 2-2 on the year. The Trojans host Miami Valley Conference Rival Summit Country Day, Sept. 23.

Chaminade Julienne 30, Roger Bacon 14

Roger Bacon wasn’t able to recover from a 16-point CJ third quarter as the Spartans fell to 2-2 on the season. CJ outgained the Spartans, 400 to 215 in the contest. Quarterback Josh Wilking threw for 110 yards and a touchdown in the contest. Griffin Mouty rushed for 69 yards on 13 attempts. One of Mouty’s carries went for 51 yards. Next game: The Spartans travel to Dayton Carroll, Sept. 23.

Louisville (Ky.) Trinity 17, St. Xavier 7

Trinity scored 10 points in the fourth quarter to pull away. The Bombers limited the Shamrocks to just 80 rushing yards but struggled to sustain offense. Trey Kilgore scored on an 11-yard touchdown pass from Griffin Dolle with 1:59 left in the game to provide the only score for St. X (3-1). Dolle completed 16-of-27 passes for 138 yards. Next game: vs. Moeller, 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23, at Nippert Stadium.

Bishop Watterson 31, Winton Woods 28

The Warriors (1-3) rallied to tie the score at 28 in the fourth quarter, before Watterson kicked the game-winning field goal. Winton Woods has lost three straight games by a total of 11 points. Next game: Home vs. Walnut Hills, Friday, Sept. 23.


La Salle quarterback Dominic Capano led the Greater Catholic League with 612 yards through the first three weeks of the regular season. tion that lasted all preseason. Head coach Tom Grippa decided on Capano because of the speed the 5-foot-11 senior brings to the position. “We knew Dom was a player...and he’s maybe our second best runner on the team,” Grippa said. “He could be a running back. He’s fast and quick and he’s got good vision when he runs the ball.” Capano is relishing the opportunity to start and credited his teammates with helping him make a smooth transition this season. “We have a lot of great players surrounding me, so I know it wasn’t going to be as hard as a lot of people were saying,” he said. “I’m just really happy to be out there playing with all my best friends...a great line and great coaches.” Capano began playing football in the sixth grade at the safety and wide receiver positions. It was in the eighth grade that he took his first snap at quarterback. During those same years, Capano also played basketball, where he got his first taste of playing for Grippa, who had a son on the same team. Grippa said he’d like to think he played a role in Capano becoming a Lancer. “Well, I think I helped him come to La Salle. I knew his family...and it’s been good for him and it’s been good for (the school),” Grippa said. Capano continued his role as quarterback on the freshman and

junior varsity teams and got his first taste of varsity action while playing safety last year. He backed up Drew Kummer, who left the school as the all-time leader in passing yards (4,891) and touchdowns (43). Capano said he was nervous replacing Kummer but learned invaluable lessons from the the former starter. “(Watching Drew) benefited me a ton,” Capano said. “He’s a great player and I’m excited for the opportunity...” And just because Capano doesn’t have Kummer’s statistics doesn’t mean he won’t strive to achieve the same level of success. “He had big shoes to fill in Drew, and we are not backing off on that,” Grippa said. “In some ways, he does some things better than Drew. He’s better at checking it down and he’s more accurate...they’re different guys, but they are both real good.” With more than half a season to play, La Salle fans will have to wait to see if Capano and the Lancers can build off last year’s success. Until then, Capano is content on playing one-week schedules. “Hopefully we can go 1-0 every week and maybe win a GCL championship,” he said. For more coverage, visit, and Nick on Twitter at @PressPrepsNick.

Jester holds court for McAuley soccer By Nick Dudukovich

COLLEGE HILL - As a 5year-old girl, Olivia Jester would tear up at the thought of entering a soccer game. The thought of the unknown in-between the lines frightened the young Jester, who wouldn't become more comfortable on the field until her dad took over coaching duties the following season. While starting off was a slow process for Jester, the McAuley senior has grown into one of the most prominent offensive threats in the Girls' Greater Cincinnati League. Jester, who has verbally committed to continue her soccer career at the University of Kentucky next year, has been a force in the game she once feared as a child over a decade ago. For her career, Jester's compiled 73 points between


Olivia Jester, pictured during her sophomore year in 2009, will continue her soccer career at the University of Kentucky next season. 30 lifetime goals and 13 assists. This season, through Sept. 14, she led the GGCL Scarlet with 15 points (five goals and five assists). Jester said she was 11 years old when she started

to get serious about soccer. She joined the Olympic Development Program, which pit her against some of the top talents in the state. As a freshman, she qualified for 14U national team.

"I think at that age, I realized I really do love this game and I have something to teach others around me," Jester said. Jester's commitment to the game has never wavered throughout the years. She said she only has one month in January. The rest of the year, she can be found practicing or playing. Jester admitted that so much dedication can take a toll on any teenager, but added that it's all been worth it. "Going every day with high school, you do get burnt out," she said. "But day after day, I don't know what I'd do without it. I don't know what I'd do with myself." Her work ethic, combined with her natural ability, has helped Jester become the player she is today, according to McAuley head coach Melissa Frampton. "...She reads the game

better than any player I've coached," Frampton said. "...It's allowed her to have a big impact for us." Jester has been a big reason McAuley has got off to 4-0-2 start this year. Frampton said Jester's ability to draw double, and sometimes triple coverage has helped create scoring chances for her teammates. "...She's allowed us to open up the game and get different scoring opportunities," Frampton said. And while the Mowhawks' record and standing in the GGCL is important to Jester, the future Kentucky Wildcat would like to add some postseason success to her prep resume. "I think we are so into this year and already doing well, our goal is to get past the first round and if not, further and further," she said.

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New lineup, same success for St. X cross country By Ben Walpole SPRINGFIELD TWP. – St. Xavier High School cross country coach Mike Dehring had just finished breaking down his expectations for the weekend’s meet with his team when a runner approached him with a question. “He said, ‘Coach, maybe I missed something, but how do we get up there? Do our parents drive us?’” Dehring said, laughing about it a week later. “It just kind of dawned on me, like ‘Oh my gosh.’” Such is life for a team that graduated six of its top seven runners from last year’s group that finished sixth in the state meet. The Bombers are learning on the fly – be it upping the training mileage, dealing with big-meet jitters or, yes, the always-important “How do I get to the race?” questions. “It’s something that you wouldn’t normally think is important. But it can be important,” Dehring said. “I think it was a very good experience.” The Bombers responded at the meet in question with their best showing of the young season, finishing second in a 40-team field at the Tiffin Cross Country Car-

Jake Grabowski, an Anderson Township resident, has assumed a leadership role on this year’s St. Xavier High School cross country team.

nival, Sept. 10. Cleveland St. Ignatius won the meet. St. X put five runners in the top 61, led by senior Jake Grabowski, who was 17th. “We had a really good weekend,” Dehring said. “I’m not sure where we were after the first couple weeks. We put together a team that was close to our full team at Tiffin and performed very well I think, especially considering we have a lot of guys who haven’t run at a big-meet level.” Grabowski, an Anderson Township resident, is the lone returning runner from last year’s state-meet lineup. He often ran as the Bombers’ fourth or fifth man last season but has transitioned into the team leader seamlessly. “We count on Jake for a lot,” Dehring said. “I think it is difficult to be the No. 1 man because there is a certain responsibility that goes

with that, but Jake has handled it phenomenally well.” Sophomore Evan Stifel finished 29th at Tiffin in 16:33. Seniors Sean Hogan (Hyde Park) and John Lewnard (White Oak) figure to be key runners. The junior class is talented, led by Alex Kevin (Loveland), Patrick Drumm (West Chester) and Andrew Gardner (Anderson Township). St. X boasts outstanding team depth. The Bomber varsity B team won the Tiffin B race. The overall program included more than 120 runners. Even with so many new runners, the Bombers hope to challenge for the Greater Catholic League South title and make a run at their 24th trip to state in the last 25 years. “Very optimistic,” Grabowski said. “We can be really good, but we still have a lot of work to do.”

Six new members were inducted into the Winton Woods Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, Sept. 2, during the Winton Woods Warriors football game against Lakota East. The newest inductees are: • Dr. Richard Evans, high school team physician at both Winton Woods and Greenhills high schools, has volunteered his medical expertise to serve hundreds of our students in the athletic department over the past 25 years. Evans received his medical and undergraduate degrees from the University of Cincinnati where he served as assistant team physician from 1957-1960. He is the father of Pam Evans-Smith, a 2004 Hall of Fame inductee. • Herb Woeste, athletic director at Winton Woods High School from 19982010, oversaw the building of the new athletic building and weight room; the construction of the new stadium, field, track, scoreboard, and message center; the refinishing of the gym floor, new bleachers and the championship banner wall; and the construction of the softball dugouts and installation of the outfield fences for both baseball and softball. Woeste is the founder of the Winton Woods High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002. • Ed Emmert, track record holder and cross country captain at Greenhills High School, now serves as a Winton Woods City Schools athletic volunteer. Emmert was a member





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Saluting the national anthem

Sgt. Steve Watt of the Hamilton County Sheriff's Pipe and Drum Corps surprised the students with his bagpipes at Mount the Healthy North Elementary School’s National Anthem Project. The project is a nationwide event sponsored through The National Music Education Association. Schools all over the United States gathered around flagpoles Sept. 14 at the front of their buildings or in gyms to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Students in grades three through six sang the national anthem followed by grades one and two who sang “The March of the Wee Americans.”

Trinity Moore, left, wore her Brownie uniform and Mariah Rudolph both first-grades representing their classes in flag hats singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Mount Healthy North Elementary School.

Students at Mount Healthy North Elementary School graders line up to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” during the National Anthem Project Sept. 14.

Emily Clements, right, lines up with other students each representing their classroom at the Mount Healthy North Elementary School for the National Anthem Project

Katrine Vissnan leads the students at the Mount Healthy North Elementary during the school’s National Anthem Project Sept. 14.


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Unofficial Hamilton County Candidates and Issues List Judge of Hamilton County Municipal Court District 1 Fanon A. Rucker District 2 Cheryl D. Grant Brian Lee District 2 Unexpired term ending 0104-2014 Tyrone K. Yates District 3 William Mallory David C. Stockdale District 4 Martha Good Russell J. Mock District 4 Unexpired term ending 0104-2014 Matthew Fellerhoff Megan E. Shanahan District 5 Brad Greenberg District 6 Bernie Bouchard District 7 Lisa C. Allen Cincinnati Member of Council – 9 to be elected – 2 year term. Deadline for filing is Aug. 25. Jacqueline Allen Mike Allen Kathy Atkinson Chris Bortz Kevin Flynn Leslie Ghiz Nicholas Hollan Wayne Lippert Pat McCollum Catherine Smith Mills Amy Murray Sandra Queen Noble Roxanne Qualls Laure Quinlivan Jason Riveiro Chris Seelbach

Yvette Simpson P.G. Sittenfeld Christopher Smitherman Cecil Thomas Charlie Winburn Wendell Young Orlando Welborn – Write in Forest Park Member Council at Large – 3 to be elected – 4 year term. Inell Bolls Denise Holt David Lives Matthew Robinson Charles Southall Mount Healthy Mayor 1 to be elected – 4 year term. Joseph T. Roetting – Dem. President of Council – 1 to be elected – 2 year term. Donald L. Crank – Rep. Auditor 1 to be elected – 4 year term. Law Director – 1 to be elected – 4 year term. Stephen G. Wolf – Dem. Member Council at Large – 3 to be elected – 2 year term. Geraldine A. Brandy – Dem. Jennifer Moody – Rep. Robert M. Parsons – Rep. Joe Stenger – No Des Member Council Ward 1- 1 to be elected – 2 year term. Tony Lombardo – Dem. Member Council Ward 2- 1 to be elected – 2 year term. Ross Bittner – Rep. Member Council Ward 3- 1 to be elected – 2 year term. James C. Wolf – Dem. Member Council Ward 4- 1 to be elected – 2 year term. Denise A. Lingo – Dem. North College Hill

Mayor – 1 to be elected – 4 year term. Daniel R. Brooks Matt Miller-Novak Member Council at Large – 3 to be elected -4 year term Amy A. Bancroft Mark A. Basil Jason Foley Thomas H. Graves George M. Hilleary Renee Stiles Greenhills Member Of Council – 3 to be elected – 4 year term. Pat Andwan – No Des Jeffrey T. Halter – Rep. Greg Hermes – Rep. Maria C. Waltherr – Rep. Vince Weseli – No Des Springfield Township Trustee – 1 to be elected – 4 year term. Mark Berning Tim Cleary Gwen McFarlin Fiscal Officer – 1 to be elected – 4 year term. Dan Berning Mark Bollmer David Miller Cincinnati City School District Member of Board of Education – 3 to be elected – 4 year term. Eve Bolton Alexander Poccia Kuhns A. Chris Nelms Sean Parker Mary Welsh Schlueter Mount Healthy City School District Member of Board of Education – 2 to be elected – 4 year term. Steve Harness

Steve Horton Robert Lawrence North College Hill City School District Member of Board of Education – 2 to be elected – 4 year term. Barbara Graves Penny Huber Winton Woods City School District Member of Board of Education – 2 to be elected – 4 year term. Kim Burns John J. Jordan Jack Lee John Pennycuff Sean L. Rugless Hamilton County Educational Service Center Governing Board (Comprised of the seven local school districts) Member of Board of Education – 2 to be elected – 4 year term. Marilee G. Broscheid Fred Hunt Barbara A. Parry Member of Board of Education – 1 to be elected- Unexpired Term Ending 12/31/13 Bill Ferguson Jr. Nita Thomas Finneytown Local School District Member of Board of Education – 2 to be elected – 4 year term. Jay Ahlrichs James L. Dickerson Anita E. Ruffin Member of Board of Education- 1 to be elected-Unexpired term ending 12-3113 Eric Rice

“Government does not create jobs, except for federal or state employees. Even then, there is a net loss to the economy. Some recent jobs bills have created jobs at the cost of $1 million per job! Giving business the economic freedom to thrive and hire is what

creates jobs, this in the form of lower taxes and less regulation. Obama doesn’t have a clue. Most Democrats don’t either, nor do many Republicans. Government actions in the form of spending and jobs bills are in reality jobs killers. That is why we had a trillion dollars in stimulus yet the unemployment rate has not improved, inflation is increasing, and poverty and business failure is rising. As economist Walter

Village / township issues Greenhills – Tax Levy – Renewal 3.28 mill 5 year – CE Springfield Township U – Local Option – Sunday Sales at Sundy’s Pub – Beer, Wine and Mixed Beverages 10am – Midnight. Springfield Township W – Local Option – Sunday Sales at Buffalo Wings and Rings – Beer, Wine and Mixed Beverages 10am – Midnight. School issues Cincinnati schools – Tax Levy – Additional 7.95 mill CPT – Permanent Improvements Mount Healthy schools – Tax Levy – Additional 7.65 mill CPT – CE County issues Hamilton County – Tax Levy – Renewal and Decrease – 4.07 mill 3 year – Health and Hospitalization Services Hamilton County – Tax Levy – Renewal – 2.77 mill 5 year – Children’s Services City issues Cincinnati – Proposed Electric Aggregation Cincinnati – Proposed Gas Aggregation Mount Healthy – Tax Levy – Renewal 1.54 mill 5 year – CE Mount Healthy – Proposed Charter Commission North College Hill – Tax Levy – Renewal 4.8 mill 5 year – Roads

State issues 1. House Joint Resolution 1 – Constitutional Amendment Judicial

CH@TROOM Last week’s question: What specific actions can government take to spur job creation?

Retirement Age 2. Referendum Senate Bill 5 3. Constitutional Amendment Health Care Freedom Act

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Next question Williams correctly points out, “ … government has no resources of its own, and since there’s no tooth fairy handing Congress the funds for the programs it enacts, we are forced to recognize that government spending is no less than the confiscation of one person’s property to give it to another to whom it does not belong – in effect, legalized theft.’” R.R.

Are you concerned about giving children apple juice after a recent TV show revealed trace amounts of arsenic in the juice? Why or why not? Every week The Hilltop Press asks readers a question they can reply to via email. Send your answer to with Chatroom in the subject line. “To me the thing that would spur job growth is not the creation of a bunch of new jobs that on the surface are going to look good but waste money. No one wants to talk about all the double dippers

that are drawing two salaries. If they would just get out of the way and retire fully think of all the oppootunities there would be for the young people of this nation.” L.S.

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Greenhills Fire Department trucks and squads make their way along Farragut Road en route to the Commons, concluding a silent parade down Winton Road to mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

By Heidi Fallon

As skies darkened about Greenhills, the village volunteer fire department made its way down Winton Road in a silent procession. The parade, including village fire department vehicles and Forest Park’s, ended on the village Commons for a brief ceremony. “We’ve done this every year since 9/11,” Fire Chief Tony Spaeth said. “There may be more hype this year with the 10th anniversary, but it’s something we do. “No one should ever forget.” With the Our Lady of the Rosary parish festival in the background on the Commons, Spaeth joked that they had a “ready-made audience this year.” The festival temporarily stopped, booths and rides shut down, during the brief memorial service at the gazebo. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the FDNY and we vow we will never forget,” Spaeth said during his speech.” Judy Hoskins, a village resident, greeted Spaeth when he concluded his talk. “My brother was a firefighter in Madeira for 30 years,” Hoskins said, “and today is very close to my heart.”

Greenhills firefighters and EMTs Jeremy Burns, left, and Roger Brown, right, prepare one of the department’s vehicles for the Sept. 11 silent parade down Winton Road marking the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

Brothers Steven and Ryan Bidleman, Springfield Township, joined their grandmother, Anita Bidleman, Finneytown, to watch the Greenhills Fire Department’s silent parade down Winton Road Sept. 11. The parade ended at the Commons for a short ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

Chelsea Burbrink and her daughter, Emma Lucky, Colerain Township, were among the people gathered on the Greenhills village Commons for the Sept. 11 memorial service. Burbrink said she has a friend on the volunteer department and wanted to show her support.

Retired and current Greenhills firefighters and village police officers were joined by their Forest Park counterparts as they stand during a ceremony in observance of 9/11 on the village Commons Sept. 11.

Greenhills Fire Chief Tony Spaeth gets an appreciative hug from village resident Judy Hoskins after a ceremony on the village Commons Sept. 11. Hoskins said her brother was a firefighter for 30 years and 9/11 “is very close to my heart.”

Greenhills Fire Chief Tony Spaeth reviews the speech he was about to give at the village Commons following a silent parade down Winton Road Sept. 11 in honor of the 9/11 anniversary. PHOTOS: HEIDI FALLON/STAFF


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September 21, 2011



Figure of Speech, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Passages Gallery, 1731 Goodman Ave., Utilizing different approaches and stylistic considerations, four artists use figure as a platform to investigate drama, everyday life, beauty and even the plight of the refuge throughout African wars. Works by Jim Alexander, Elise Thompson, Anita Redmond and Roselyne Tavonga Marikasi. Call ahead before attending. 7639125; North College Hill.


Line Dance Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, Dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smoothsoled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. Through Nov. 17. 321-6776. Springfield Township.


Hatha Yoga for Seniors, 9:15 a.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Ages 55 and up. Experience benefits of yoga with stretching, breathing and relaxing techniques. Bring mat or purchase one for $10. $40 for 10 classes, $25 for six classes; $5 per class. 7418802; Colerain Township.


Farm Market of College Hill, 3-6:30 p.m., College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave., Parking Lot. Local produce and home-produced food. Presented by College Hill Gardeners. 542-0007; College Hill.


Senior Zumba Gold Classes, 9-10 a.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Total body workout for active older adult featuring Latin dance movements. Help improve strength and flexibility. Ages 55 and up. $30 for 10 classes; $5 each. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

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CIVIC Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, 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 in this program. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 946-7755; Green Township. Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, 3800 Struble Road, 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 in this program. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 946-7755; Colerain Township. CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Skirts and Shirts Square Dance Club, 7:30-10 p.m., John Wesley United Methodist Church, 1927 W. Kemper Road, One of Cincinnati’s oldest square dance clubs. Formerly Hayloft Club. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 9292427. Springfield Township.

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Jazzercise, 9-10 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, $38 per month. 829-5009; Colerain Township.


Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Locally produced food items. Free. Presented by Lettuce Eat Well. 661-1792; Cheviot.


Amazing Arthropods, 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, $4, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Colerain Township.


Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Walks are led by Park District volunteers. Walkers may choose the days they want to walk. For Ages 50 and up. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 728-3551, ext. 406; Springfield Township. Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Walks led by Park District volunteers. Walkers may choose what days to participate. Ages 50 and up. Free; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 728-3551, ext. 406; Colerain Township.


Fall Craft Show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Fairfield Church of the Nazarene, 12190 E. Miami River Road, More than 40 vendors offering handmade crafts and products for upcoming holidays. Baked goods and apple cider slushies also available. Benefits Teen Ministries. $1. 364-6279; Fairfield. The Fall Equinox Outdoor Celebration, 6 p.m.-midnight, Germania Society of Cincinnati, 3529 W. Kemper Road, Dancing and fire spinning by nationally known artists along with performers from Kula Center for Movement Arts. Drumming circles and readings by angel communicator Sherie Milot or animal communicator Donetta Zimmerman. Benefits Kula Center for Performing Arts and the Redwood School of Fort Mitchell. $20, $10 performers, free ages 9 and under. Presented by Epona Productions. 859-6943131. Colerain Township.


Seminars in a Snap, 11 a.m.-noon, White Oak Garden Center, 3579 Blue Rock Road, Topic: Overwintering Tropicals. The how-to on helping plants thrive indoors through winter. Educational opportunities for busy people who want to enhance their outdoor living space with style and beauty. Free. 3853313; White Oak.

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Kids Learn Self Defense, 3-4 p.m., North Central Branch Library, 11109 Hamilton Ave., Introduction to self defense techniques by Mark Tracy of Tracy’s Karate. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Tracy’s Karate. 369-6068; Colerain Township.


Battle of the Bands, 7:30 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave., Part VI. Round 1. With21streamline, Bright Eyed Youth, Missing Number, Eyes to the Throne and the Smithhawks. Doors open 7 p.m. $8. Nightly draw for order of performances. Two bands eliminated nightly. Bands move on with 50 percent of crowd vote plus judge vote. Registration required online for bands. 825-8200; Forest Park.


Honey Harvest, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Parky’s Farm, 10037 Daly Road, Program about honeybees. Investigate how hive is made and how bees make honey. Join process of extracting and buy empty bottle to fill. Part of Great Outdoor Weekend. Free. 521-3276, ext. 100; Springfield Township. Are You a Kingfisher?, 1-3:30 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Meet outside boathouse. Learn more about this local bird and its favorite food: fish. Fish-related games. Bring fishing gear and test fishing skills at fishing area. Part of Great Outdoor Weekend. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275, ext. 240; Springfield Township. Safari Orienteering, Oh My!, 3-5 p.m., LaBoiteaux Woods, 5400 Lanius Lane, Learn basic orienteering skills as you decode animal names using a map to find clues. Meet in field behind Nature Center. Part of Great Outdoor Weekend. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Park Board. 542-2909; College Hill.


Northwest Boosters Association Bingo Fundraiser, 7 p.m., Pleasant Run Middle School, 11770 Pippin Road, Cafeteria. Early Bird Bingo/Instants begin 6 p.m. Benefits School district’s athletic equipment, extracurricular expenses and facility upgrades. Presented by Northwest Boosters Association. 729-7504; Colerain Township. S U N D A Y, S E P T . 2 5


Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free. 9467755; Green Township. Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, Free. 946-7755; Colerain Township.


As part of the Cincinnati Great Outdoor Weekend, Parky’s Farm will host a program on honey harvesting at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, and Sunday, Sept. 25. Guests can learn how a hive is made and how bees make honey, plus join in extracting honey. For more information, visit Pictured at a past honey program are Susan Steffen with her daughter, Kaiya Steffen.


German Heritage Museum, 1-5 p.m., German Heritage Museum, 4790 West Fork Road, Two-story 1830 log house furnished with German immigrant memorabilia. Available by appointment. Free, donations accepted. Presented by German-American Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati. 598-5732; Green Township.

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BUSINESS SEMINARS Using Strengths to Right Fit Your Career, 7-9 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Three session workshop is for those who are either in a “wrong fit” job or in the job search mode, but are not participating in the Family Life Center’s Job Search Group. Includes exercises and take assessments to identify strengths. Participants may take StrengthsFinder 2.0 or StandOut, or they may complete both assessments for $15. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.

NATURE Animals Alive, 4-5 p.m., Forest Park Branch Library, 655 Waycross Road, Naturalists from Hamilton County Park District teaches teens how to find and photograph plants and animals in natural habitats without causing any harm. Includes live animals. Grades 6-12. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4478. Forest Park.


Honey Harvest, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Parky’s Farm, Free. 521-3276, ext. 100; Springfield Township. Outdoor Climbing Wall and Archery, 1-4 p.m., Adventure Outpost Winton Woods, 10200 McKelvey Road, Challenge your friends and family to reach the top of climbing wall. Adults and children ages 8 and up learn quick tips on using compound bows. Part of Great Outdoor Weekend. Free. 5212345; Springfield Township.


Classic Coin and Stamp Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., American Legion Post Hugh Watson Post 530 Greenhills, 11100 Winton Road, Forty dealers. Free. Presented by Jim Huffman. 937-376-2807. Greenhills.

Wormburners, 8-10 a.m., The Mill Course, 1515 W. Sharon Road, Senior men golfers, ages 55 and up. Golf and picnics. New members welcome. $30. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 923-3808; email Springfield Township.


Dinner and Learn, 6-7 p.m., Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road, Board Room. “Understanding Fibromyalgia: A Holistic Approach to Chronic Pain and Fatigue.” Information on safe and natural alternative methods for addressing Fibromyalgia and its symptoms. Ages 18 and up. Free. Reservations required. 941-0378. Groesbeck.


Board Game Night, 6-10 p.m., Yottaquest, 7607 Hamilton Ave., Bring your own board games, other games also provided. 9231985; Mount Healthy.


Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Winton Woods, Free, vehicle permit required. 728-3551, ext. 406; Springfield Township. Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Free; vehicle permit required. 7283551, ext. 406; Colerain Township. Mount Healthy Bingo, 6:30 p.m., Mount Healthy Jr./Sr. High School, 8101 Hamilton Ave., Cafeteria. Early bird starts 6:30 p.m. Regular bingo starts 7 p.m. Benefits Mount Healthy school athletics. $6-$26. 729-0131; Mount Healthy.


Sell Your Stuff: Flea Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Joy Community Church, 5000 North Bend Road, Charge for space is 10-percent donation of what is sold. Set-up time begins 8 a.m. Benefits Joy Community Church. 6624569; Monfort Heights.

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Unicorners Singles Square Dance Club, 810 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Experienced Western-style square dancers and round dancers. Singles and couples welcome. Family friendly. $5. 9292427. Mount Healthy.


Health Rhythms-Group Drumming for Seniors, 2-3 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Feel the power of a drum beat during this music-making wellness class. No musical experience necessary. 741-8802; Colerain Township.


Year-Round Gardening, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Ever-loving Evergreens: evergreen trees and shrubs featured, as well as pests, fertilizing and care. Learn new ideas for planning and maintaining garden throughout the year. Adults only. Free. Presented by White Oak Garden Center. 385-3313; Monfort Heights. FILE PHOTO

Cabbage, corned beef and Irish dancing come to Fountain Square Friday, Sept. 23, through Sunday, Sept. 25, for the Cincinnati Celtic Festival. Two stages will offer live music, dance, food and drink, including a corned beef and cabbageeating contest at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. To sign up for the contest, visit Festival hours are: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. Entrance is free. Pictured are the Celtic Rhythm Dancers performing at a previous Cincinnati Celtic Fest.


Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Winton Woods, Free, vehicle permit required. 728-3551, ext. 406; Springfield Township.


Toby Keith comes to Riverbend Music Center at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29. Special guest is Eric Church and the tour introduces J.T. Hodges. Tickets are $89, $73 and $47, pavilion; $33, lawn; and $99, lawn four-pack, all plus fees. Visit or call 800-745-3000.


Hilltop Press

September 21, 2011


Applesauce cake a good way to bake into the season Along with the pears, Mother Nature’s friends nabbed the apples on our trees, so I was looking forward to purchasing some apples f r o m Rouster’s Rita A p p l e Heikenfeld House in Milford. Rita’s kitchen T h e Krispy and Krispy Mac apples are unbelievably delicious and were developed by the Rouster family. But I just got word that the apples grown this year will be made into cider and there will be no fresh ones to pick. In fact, owner Dan Rouster said they are closing the apple part of the orchard. It’s the weather that made them decide to close. The good news is that the business’ U-pick blueberry and blackberry operations will continue. But no more apples. I hope Dan and Donna Rouster know how much everyone appreciates Rouster’s not only for their fine produce, but also for their ongoing community involvement. Going there is always a family adventure, with the little ones helping pick right along with the adults. As I have always told you, support your local independent farmers like the Rouster’s. They’re jewels that we need to keep

shining. In honor of the Rouster’s, today’s column is all about apples!

Easy applesauce cake

From Caroline Quinter of Amelia United Methodist church. She’s the minister’s wife and shared this recipe with my editor, Lisa’s, mom, Nancy, and it wound up, through the Clermont County grapevine, to me. Caroline said this moist cake goes great with a cup of tea or coffee. “My husband and our four children really enjoy it and I hope your readers will give it a try. I wish I could claim it as an original but it came from a 1950s cookbook.” Caroline said the recipe calls for a mixture of 1 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon to “dust” the pan and then cut through the batter. She uses about 2⁄3 of that mixture. When I made the cake, I used it all and agree with Caroline – 1⁄2 to 2⁄3 would be plenty. I didn’t have yellow cake mix but used a butter recipe golden cake mix and added the 3.4 oz. box of instant pudding. This is a wonderful cake to tote to a potluck. 1 cup sugar 2 tablespoons cinnamon 1 box yellow cake mix with pudding (or add 1 small pkg. of instant vanilla pudding) 1 ⁄4 cup oil 3 eggs 2 cups applesauce

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray or grease 9by-13 pan. Mix sugar and cinnamon together. Sprinkle half of sugar mixture inside pan. (I also sprinkled it on the sides. Mix cake mix, oil, eggs and applesauce. Pour batter in, sprinkle remaining sugar mixture on top of batter and swirl through cake with a knife. Bake 50to 60 minutes.

Paper bag apple pie with streusel topping

big microwave-safe bowl, and stir in the brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg and lemon juice. Microwave, uncovered, for five minutes. Sprinkle flour over and mix. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Pour filling into crust.

Streusel topping: 1

⁄3 cup sugar ⁄3 cup flour 1 ⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon or apple pie spice 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, cut up 1

This old favorite is now making the rounds once again. And yes, it does work. Use a bag without any printing on it. Use your favorite crust recipe. The trick of cooking the apples a bit beforehand is one I learned in cooking school. We would cook them on top of the stove. This recipe calls for the microwave. Either works well, but it’s not absolutely necessary. It just helps soften the apples. Granny Smith, Jonathan, or just about any apple other than Red Delicious will work.

Combine everything together until crumbly but don’t over mix. You want a real crumbly topping. Put streusel on top of filling. Place pie in brown paper grocery bag or make a parchment paper bag by stapling two pieces together. Close the bag. I stapled it but uncoated paper clips work OK, too. Bake 60 minutes. Remove carefully from bag. Makes eight servings.

Tips from Rita’s kitchen:

Instead of cinnamon and nutmeg, substitute 2 teaspoons apple pie spice. An apple a day really does keep the doctor away! Apples help lower the risk of heart disease, prevent constipation, help control diabetes and help prevent cancer. 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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September 21, 2011

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to take preventative measures,” says the soft-spoken University of Cincinnati DAAP woodshop teacher, who searches for lost pets on weekends. “It is much easier to prevent your pet going missing in the first place than to find them later.” He suggests that all pets wear a well-fitted collar at all times with complete contact information. This is the very most important thing that an owner can do to ensure their pet’s safety. This information should include the name and phone number. “Don’t make the mistake of thinking that a rabies tag or pet license will be enough,” he counsels. “Make it easy for the person who finds your pet to contact you directly and immediately.” Micro chips are also very helpful. Friendly pets are the most likely to be reunited with their owners after they go missing. “A dog can be its own best ally,” Berns chuckles, “If you have a friendly pet, they will go up to the first people they see and want to be patted. “That happened to one of my dogs once, a bloodhound, and that was how we found her. She went up to people who saw the tag around her neck and called us.” He also suggests that pet owners be hyper-vigilant about keeping gates closed and continually inspect the perimeters of a fenced in yard. “There is almost always a gap in fencing,” Berns says, “I guarantee that I


Here is Jim Berns of Pet Search and Rescue and his team on the track of a lost pet! could go out into almost any yard and find a spot where the pet could slip out. You might think that they can’t, but it can happen very quickly.” But the No. 1 thing that the Pet Detective wants people to know is if they are going to be going away, to leave their pets in the care of a professional pet sitter or in a kennel. “One of the common things we see,” he says, “Is things going wrong when people are watching pets for a friend or family member.” “It is much better to board your pets. Nobody can do as good of a job of watching your pet as you can yourself. That way you don’t have to worry about creating some extremely bad family strife.” “I know that it seems so harmless,” the father of nine counsels, “But, if something bad happens and the pet goes missing, regardless of good intentions, it is hard not to blame the person who was left in charge.

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Evergreen Retirement Community is creating a lot of excitement. Not only is Evergreen the perfect location for an art exhibit but it is renovated with an incredible new look, so updated with contemporary furniture, new floor plan and wonderful colors. What an exciting event, please come and see not just the art but the artful Evergreen,” Hulsman said. The watercolor society offers painting demonstrations followed by a workshop every first Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Cincinnati Art Club, 1021 Parkside Place in Mt. Adams. Guests are welcome. Monthly notes of meetings plus other relevant information for artists can be seen at the organization’s blog at grtrcincyws.

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September 21, 2011


BRIEFLY The amendment to change the recall percentage deals only with the recall percentage. The referendum part of the Charter is not being changed.

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Forest Park Economic Development Director Paul Brehm has b e e n appointed the next village manager for Silverton. Brehm's last day with Forest Park Brehm will be Oct. 7, and will begin with Silverton Oct. 10. Silverton Village Council approved its decision to hire Brehm during a Sept. 15 meeting.

Meet the candidate

The Forest Park Democratic Club will have its annual “Meet the Candidates Night at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, p.m. at the Forest Park Senior Center, 11555 Winton Road. It will be an opportunity to meet the candidates in the upcoming November election and to ask any questions you may have about the candidates and issues on the November ballot. Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be served.

Housing forum

Greenhills will have a home buyer program 6-8 p.m. Sept. 29, at Molloy’s On The Green, 10 Enfield St. The seminar is free to the public and reservations are not needed. Potential home buyers will have an opportunity to speak with lenders and learn how to improve their credit scores. Attendees will have an opportunity to view displays showcasing Greenhills. For more information, contact Judith Muehlenhard at m or call 885-0296.

Fall fete

The Fall Equinox Outdoor Celebration will be from 6 p.m.-midnight, Saturday, Sept. 24, at Germania Park, 3529 W. Kemper Road. There will be dancing and fire spinning by nationally known artists along with performers from Kula Center for Movement Arts. Also featured will be drumming circles and readings by angel communicator Sherie Milot or animal communicator Donetta Zimmerman. Proceeds from the event benefit the Kula Center for Performing Arts and the Redwood School of Fort Mitchell. Cost is $20 admission and youngster 9 and under are free. Presented by Epona Productions. Call 859-694-3131 for information.

College help

The Lord’s Bounty, 5852 Hamilton Ave., is accepting applications for its undergraduate college scholarship program beginning Oct. 1. Applications for financial grants are also available for nonprofit organizations that benefit the College Hill community. Those applying for the scholarships must live in College Hill or attend a College Hill church. Applications can be obtained by sending a selfaddressed stamped envelop to the store. The store also is accepting applications for volunteers.

Quilt show

The River City Quilt Guild presents a Charles Harper Quilt Show from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, through Saturday, Oct. 1, at Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road.

The show is the Ellenwood Nature Barn. Admission is free.

Amazing Family Race

There are still a few spots left, so family teams consisting of up to five members, two adults maximum, and including children ages 5-17 can sign up for the Amazing Family Race. Teams compete in challenges as they wind their way through Mount Airy Forest towards the finish line. Cost is $25 for a family registration. The event will be at Oak Ridge Lodge in Mt. Airy Forest on Saturday Oct. 8. Session one will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon and Session two will run from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The rain date for the event is Sunday, Oct. 9. Organizers say to come early and stay afterwards for refreshments and entertainment at the Mount Airy Forest Festival celebrating Mount Airy's 100th birthday! For more information, email or call Michael George at 751-3679

Self defense class

Kids Learn Self Defense will be presented from 3 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, at the North Central branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, 11109 Hamilton Ave. The introduction to self defense techniques will be presented by Mark Tracy of Tracy’s Karate and will be family friendly. And free. Call 369-6068 or visit

ton Road, Finneytown, is having a rummage sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 24. Household, small furniture, holiday decorations, toys, and clothing will be for sale. There will also be a bake sale from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday. A $4 Bag Sale will be at 11 a.m. Saturday.

NCH alumni event

The fifth annual North College Hill Alumni Social Event, sponsored by the NCH Alumni Association, is Friday, Sept. 23, and Saturday, Sept. 24. The events include a 7:30 p.m. football Friday with recognition of former players; a historical society viewing from 1-3 p.m. Saturday; and a mixer at Van Zandt’s from 711 p.m. Bricks from the old high school and junior high building will be available at the historical society. For more information, contact Linda Thinnes Braunwart at 522-9058 or lindabnch@

such as snow, flood, electricity outage, etc. The calendar of make-up days for district personnel and students includes the following dates in 2012: May 25, May 29, May 30, May 31 and June 1.

The Winton Woods High School Athletic Boosters are selling bricks for the Alumni/Memorial Brick Walkway outside of Charlie Fredrick Stadium. Eight-inch square bricks are available for $50. Bricks

Open house

annual Open House is 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at the school, 6000 Oakwood Ave., College Hill. All sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade girls and their parents are invited to attend. Families who attend will meet McAuley faculty members, explore the campus, connect with students and parents, and speak to alumnae. To register, visit www. 2011 or call Marie Knecht at 681-1800, ext. 2272.

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The Winton Woods City Schools Board of Education has voted to adopt a contingency plan under which district students will make up days when it is necessary to close schools in excess of the five calamity days they receive. Calamity days are school days missed due to events

may contain eight lines of type with 16 letters per line. Bricks have been used to honor graduates, district employees and community members. For more information, call Sharon Hofmann at 825-8986. Order forms may be picked up in the athletic department office, located behind Winton Woods High School at 1231 West Kemper Road in Forest Park.

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Winton Woods homecoming

The Winton Woods High School homecoming game is 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, against Milford High School. The parade will begin at 6:05 p.m. at Winton Woods Intermediate School, 825 Waycross Road. It will proceed west on Waycross Road, then turn north onto the roadway between Central Park and Charlie Fredrick Stadium. Groups interested in being part of the parade should contact Kamaria Martin at 619-2420 or martin.kamaria@

Glendale Place Care Center is known in the Cincinnati community for offering superb nursing and rehab services growing out of our long history and years of experience.

College help

The Lord’s Bounty, 5852 Hamilton Ave., is accepting applications for its undergraduate college scholarship program beginning Oct. 1. Applications for financial grants are also available for nonprofit organizations that benefit the College Hill community. Those applying for the scholarships must live in College Hill or attend a College Hill church. Applications can be obtained by sending a selfaddressed stamped envelop to the store. The store also is accepting applications for volunteers.

Bacon has BBQ blast

Roger Bacon High School presents the annual Grand Reunion/Blacktop Barbeque Bash! This year, the event honors the classes of 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, and 2001 but all are invited. The event is 8 p.m. to midnight, Sunday, Oct. 1, at the school. The $30 admission includes food, bottled beer, soft drinks and a live band featuring the fabulous dance music of “Second Wind.” You must be 21 to attend. Call 641-1313 for more information.

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Animals/ Nature

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden – needs volunteers in the volunteer education program. Volunteers will receive training, invitations to special events and a monthly newsletter, among other benefits. There are numerous volunteer opportunities now available, including: “Ask Me” Station Program, Slide Presenters Program, Tour Guide Program, Animal Handlers Program, CREW Education Program. Each area has its own schedule and requirements. Certified training is also required. Must be 18 or older and have a high school degree or GED diploma. For more information, call the zoo’s education department at 559-7752, or email volunteereducator@cincinnatizoo.o rg, or visit GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden retrievers and places them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-981-2251 and leave your name and phone. Visit email League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter needs volunteers 16-andolder to help socialize cats and 18-and-older to socialize and walk dogs. Other opportunities available. Call 735-2299, ext. 3. Save the Animals Foundation – Needs people 18 and older to staff its shelter for homeless cats and dogs. Call 378-0300 for cats and 588-6609 for dogs. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum – has a new horticulture volunteer program. Volunteer opportunities include working side by side Spring Grove’s nationallyrenowned horticulture team at this National Historic Landmark. Groups of volunteers will be developed to help in the following areas: Keeping the front entrance area looking spectacular, controlling invasive species, taking care of the tree and shrub collection. They are also looking for a volunteer, or volunteers, to help with the hybrid tea roses. New volunteers join the volunteer docents who are

September 21, 2011 ambassadors for the cemetery and arboretum. Information sessions, conducted the last Saturday and first Wednesday of each month, will explain the volunteer opportunities. Sessions are at 10 a.m. in the Historic Office, just inside the main entrance to the cemetery. For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Whitney Huang, Spring Grove horticulturist at 853-6866. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum is the nation’s second-largest cemetery and arboretum which consists of 730 acres. Spring Grove serves the Cincinnati area but has welcomed visitors from all over of the world. As part of the arboretum, more than 1,200 plants are labeled and serve as a reference for the public. Spring Grove is looking for volunteers to help maintain specialty gardens, photograph plants, and help with computer work. Please call 513853-4941 or email Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Township. Meetings are open to the public. Visit for monthly subjects or more information. Call 702-8373. Winton Woods Riding Center – is in need of volunteers to assist with the Special Riders Program, which provides training and competition opportunities for children and adults with disabilities, and to help with barn duties, horse shows and a variety of other tasks. No experience is necessary and training is provided. Interested individuals ages 14 and older are invited to contact the Winton Woods Riding Center at 931-3057, or at


Change a life – Volunteer to tutor an adult with low-level literacy skills or GED preparation. Call 621-READ. Cincinnati Reads – a volunteer tutoring program working with K-4 students in Cincinnati Public Schools. Volunteers receive free training to work one-on-one with children

volunteer opportunities who are struggling to read. Call 621-7323 or email Jayne Martin Dressing, Clermont 20/20 – and its college access program, Clermont Educational Opportunities, offer a mentoring program that matches adults to work with a group of high school students from local high schools. Volunteers are needed to become mentors to help students stay in school and prepare to graduate with a plan for their next step. Call Terri Rechtin at 753-9222 or 673-3334 (cell) or email Inktank – Group looking for volunteers to help children and adults improve their skills in writing-based initiatives. Call 542-0195. Winton Woods City Schools – Wants to match community members who are interested in volunteering in the schools with the students. Volunteer opportunities at Winton Woods Primary North and South, middle school and high school. Volunteers who would have oneon-one contact with students outside of a classroom are required to have a background check. Contact Gina Burnett at burnett.gina@ or 619-2301. The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s College Readiness Program that inspires and encourages teens of color toward paths of success is looking for caring professionals who want to make a difference, and for young people who can benefit from positive adult role models. Part of a national YMCA initiative, the local program incorporates mentoring, career exploration and college readiness; and helps students develop a positive sense of self, build character, explore diverse college and career options. Volunteers, many of whom are sponsored by area companies, share their own personal insight and encouragement. Contact Program Director Darlene Murphy at the Melrose YMCA, 961-3510 or visit


Business Volunteers for the Arts – BVA is accepting applications from

business professionals with at least three years experience, interested in volunteering their skills within the arts community. Projects average six to eight months in length and can range from marketing or accounting to Web design or planning special events. A one-day training program is provided to all accepted applicants. Call 871-2787. Center for Independent Living Options – Seeking volunteers to staff Art Beyond Boundaries, gallery for artists with disabilities. Volunteers needed noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 2412600. Cincinnati Museum Center – Needs volunteers to work in all three museums, the Cincinnati History Museum, the Museum of Natural History and Science and the Cinergy Children’s Museum, and special exhibits. Call 287-7025.

Health care

American Diabetes Association – Seeks volunteers in its area office located downtown for clerical support, filling requests for educational materials from phone requests, data entry, special events support and coordinating the Health Fair. Call 759-9330. American Heart Association – Volunteers needed to assist with the American Heart Association’s cause campaigns, Power to End Stroke, Go Red For Women, Start!, and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Assignments include clerical work, event specific duties and community outreach. Contact the American Heart Association at 281-4048 or email Bethesda North Hospital – has openings for adult volunteers in several areas of the hospital. Call 8651164 for information and to receive a volunteer application. Captain Kidney Educational Program – Needs volunteers one or more mornings or afternoons a month during the school year to educate children in first through sixth grades about kidney function and

disease. Training provided. Call 961-8105. Clermont Recovery Center – Needs volunteers to fill positions on the board of trustees. Clermont County residents interested in the problem of alcohol or drug abuse, especially persons in long-term recovery and their family members, are encouraged to apply. Contact Barbara Adams Marin, CQI manager and communications coordinator, at 735-8123 or, Kim King, administrative assistant at 735-8144. Crossroads Hospice – Seeking volunteers to assist terminally ill patients and their families. Call 793-5070. Destiny Hospice – is seeking caring and compassionate people to make a difference in the life of a person living with terminal illness. No special skills or experience needed; simply a willingness to help provide comfort and support. Orientation is scheduled to fit the volunteer’s schedule. Opportunities are available throughout the Cincinnati, Middletown and Butler County area. Contact Angie at 554-6300, or Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care – is seeking volunteers in all Greater Cincinnati communities. Evercare provides care for those facing end-of-life issues and personal support to their families. Volunteers needed to visit with patients and/or assist in administrative and clerical tasks. Volunteers may provide care wherever a patient resides, whether in a private home or nursing facility. Call 1-888-866-8286 or 682-4055. Heartland Hospice – is seeking volunteers to assist with our patients and their families. We will train interested persons who are needed to sitting at the bedside and providing vigils for persons without families available. We could also use some extra people to work in our office. Call Jacqueline at 513 831-5800. Hospice of Southwest Ohio – Seeks volunteers to help in providing hospice services, Call 770-0820, ext. 111 or email

Hoxworth Blood Center – Hoxworth is recruiting people to help during community blood drives and blood donation centers in the area. Positions include: Blood drive hosts, greeters, blood donor recruiters and couriers. Call Helen Williams at 558-1292 or The Jewish Hospital – 4777 E. Galbraith Road, Kenwood, needs adult volunteers to assist at the front window in the pharmacy and also to assist with clerical duties, sorting patient mail, etc. They also need volunteers to assist staff in the family lounge and information desk and a volunteer is also needed in the Cholesterol Center, 3200 Burnet Ave., to perform clerical duties. Shifts are available 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Volunteers receive a free meal ticket for each day he or she volunteers four or more hours, plus free parking. Call 686-5330. The hospital also needs adult volunteers to assist MRI staff and technologists at the reception desk of the Imaging Department in the Medical Office Building, located across from the hospital at 4750 East Galbraith Road. Volunteers are also needed to assist staff in the family lounge and at the information desk in the main hospital. Shifts are available Monday through Friday. Call 686-5330. Mercy Hospital Anderson – Seeks volunteers for the new patient services team, the Patient Partner Program. This team will provide volunteers with the opportunity to interact directly with the patients on a non-clinical level. Volunteers will receive special training in wheelchair safety, infection control, communication skills, etc. The volunteers will assist in the day-today non clinical functions of a nursing unit such as reading or praying with the patient; playing cards or watching TV with the patient; helping the patient select meals; running an errand; cutting the patient’s food. Call the Mercy Hospital Anderson Volunteer Department at 624-4676 to inquire about the Patient Partner Program.

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Walk’s goal is to end Alzheimer’s An estimated 5.4 million Americans are currently affected by Alzheimer’s disease. It is the sixth leading cause of death. One in eight baby boomers will be stricken with the disease. The latest figures regarding Alzheimer’s disease and its impact on the United States bring a heightened sense of urgency to do something about a growing epidemic. But for many who participate in the annual Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Walk to End Alzheimer’s, like Barb Bruewer of Cincinnati, the numbers are overshadowed by more personal reasons to be involved in the event. “My dad, Ralph Miller, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease 11 years ago at the age of 65,” said Bruewer, a lead mem-

ber of the “Miller’s Marchers, one of the top fundraising family teams from last year. “He passed away in July so this year will be a very emotional one for all of us at the walk.” Serving as the primary national fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association, Walk to End Alzheimer’s is an annual event that brings those affected by Alzheimer’s disease, family members and community together in a show of remembrance and support. Proceeds from the walks directly benefit the local programs and services of the Alzheimer’s Association as well as support of Alzheimer’s research efforts. The 2011 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Memory Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Sawyer

Point in Cincinnati. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk will begin at 10 a.m. The 3.5mile walk route will include historic sections of Newport and the Purple People Bridge. Last year, an estimated 5,000 walkers participated in the Greater Cincinnati Chapter’s five Memory Walks, raising a record total of $380,000. You can register online at or call 513-721-4284. Honorary chairs for this year’s walks include the B105.1 FM morning team of Chris Carr & Company and WLWT-TV news anchor Jack Atherton. For more information, call Diana Bosse at 513721-4284 or diana.bosse@ or visit: www.alz. org/cincinnati.

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September 21, 2011


Air Force Reserve Airman Robert S. Ford graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Ford Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Ford is the brother of

Stacy Ford, he graduated in 2009 from North College Hill High School.


Army National Guard Pfc. Erin C. Richardson has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fit-

ness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics. Richardson is the daughter of Fredrika Richardson, she graduated in 2008 from Mount Healthy High School.

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to help property managers and condominium associations with recycling. The district will work with your waste hauler to coordinate the most effective, efficient solution for instituting recycling at your property. As part of the program, the district will pay for the first year of your recycling contract if you agree to pay for the following two years.

Stetson Square, a 205unit living complex in Uptown, saved $400 each month by reducing trash pickup after instituting recycling with the help of the Multi-Family Recycling Program. Visit To determine if your property is eligible, contact Michelle Balz at or 946-7789.

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September 21, 2011


Martha Smith

Martha Lauderback Smith, 92, Mount Airy, died Sept. 10. Survived by sons Gary (Janet), Ronald Smith; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Fred Smith, daughter Sharon Smith, parents John, Carolyn Lauderback, siblings Russell, Howard Lauderback, Kay (Gus) Feucht, Marion (Banford) Vanderpool. Services were Sept. 14 at MihovkRosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Bryant Franklin, born 1987, criminal damaging or endangering, 4916 Hawaiian Terrace, Sept. 1. Terry L. Willis, born 1972, misdemeanor drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, 4510 Colerain Ave., Sept. 1. Wayne Partlow, born 1957, violation of a temporary protection order, 5915 Saranac Ave., Sept. 10. Betty Lattimore, born 1969, disorderly conduct, 1341 W. North Bend Road, Sept. 11.

Incidents/reports Aggravated robbery

6314 Edwood Ave., Sept. 4. 5032 Hawaiian Terrace, Sept. 5. 1206 Cedar Ave., Sept. 7. 5710 Winton Road No. 210, Sept. 7. 2130 W. North Bend Road, Sept. 7.

Criminal damaging/endangering

5642 Hamilton Ave., Sept. 2. 2502 Rack Court, Sept. 3. 5200 Colerain Ave., Sept. 6. 5301 E. Knoll Court No. 701, Sept. 6.

5823 Hamilton Ave., Sept. 4.


1532 W. North Bend Road, Sept. 2. 5642 Hamilton Ave., Sept. 2. 2502 Rack Court, Sept. 3. 5101 Hawaiian Terrace, Sept. 3.

Felonious assault Menacing

Breaking and entering

5323 E. Knoll Court No. 109, Sept. 3.

Residence entered and TVs, computer of unknown value removed at 2150 Rangoon, Aug. 31. Residence entered and copper valued at $2,000 removed at 726 Cranfield, Sept. 1.


Criminal damaging

Hood of vehicle damaged at 11651 Norbourne Drive, Aug. 30. TV and stand valued at $750 removed at 11011 Quailwood Drive, Aug. 31.


Female reported at Norbourne, Sept. 2.



Danielle Ziegler, 33, 1528 Compton Road, aggravated menacing at Clovernoll Avenue, Aug. 30.



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Man reported garage door spray painted at 130 Farragut Road, Aug. 23. Winton Woods City Schools reported damage to dugout at 8 Enfield St., Aug. 29. Misuse of credit card Woman reported credit account used at 14 Chalmers Lane, Aug. 26. Winton Woods Middle School reported flute stolen at 147 Farragut Road, Sept. 6.

Juvenile, 15, 9715 North Hill Lane, drug possession at Enfield Street, Sept. 10. Lucious Bell, 32, 1030 Considine Ave., driving under suspension, drug possession at Winton Road, Sept. 10. Andrew Robertson, 43, 16 Falcon Lane, drug paraphernalia at Falcon Lane, Sept. 9. John Eagle, 20, 33 Japonica Drive, underage consumption, obstructing official business at Enfield Street, Sept. 9. David Harper, 31, 9537 Leggett St., open container at Farragut Road and Flanders Lane, Sept. 6. Chaiyo Phouny, 27, 737 E. Epworth Ave., driving under suspension, drug paraphernalia at Winton


Road, Sept. 5. Ryan Hopster, 21, 57 Damon Road, operating vehicle under the influence at Eswin Street, Sept. 5. David Warnick, 49, 13 Chalmers Lane, disorderly conduct at Eswin Street, Aug. 22. Kevin Ferguson, 20, drug possession, drug paraphernalia at Winton Road, Aug. 30. Jakeem Waller, 22, 463 Dew Drop Circle, open container at 10000 block of Winton Road, Aug. 30.


Domestic violence

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The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. This information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: • Springfield Township: Chief David Heimpold, 729-1300. • Mount Healthy: Chief Al Schaefer, 728-3183. • Cincinnati District 5, Captain David Bailey, 569-8500. • North College Hill: Chief Gary Foust, 521-7171. • Greenhills: Chief Thomas Doyle, 825-2101. • Forest Park: Chief Phil Cannon, 595-5220.

Incidents/reports Criminal damaging


5101 Hawaiian Terrace, Sept. 3. 6308 Edwood Ave., Sept. 4. 945 W. North Bend Road, Sept. 6. 5700 Kirby Ave., Sept. 6.

Juvenile female, 15, disorderly conduct at 1231 W. Kemper Road, Aug. 30.

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Victim threatened with firearm at 11651 Norbourne Drive, Aug. 30.

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Incidents/reports Aggravated burglary

Reported at 1657 Mandarin, Aug. 31.



Juvenile female, 15, disorderly conduct at 1231 W. Kemper Road, Aug. 30. Cerrell Ervin, 26, 5876 Shady Mist Lane, carrying concealed weapon at 11651 Norbourne Drive, Aug. 30. Juvenile male, 17, carrying concealed weapon at 1231 W. Kemper Road, Aug. 31. Juvenile male, 17, criminal trespassing at 1231 W. Kemper Road, Sept. 2. Anthony Marin, 31, 1072 Galbraith Road, drug abuse, possession at Waycross and Hanover, Sept. 2. Anwan Lyons, 26, 4645 Winton Road, theft, possession of criminal tools at 11648 Quailridge, Sept. 3.

Breaking and entering, theft

2365 W. North Bend Road No. 18, Sept. 2.

1205 W. Galbraith Road, Sept. 4. 1177 W. Galbraith Road, Sept. 7.

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Incidents/reports Menacing

Woman reported being threatened at 7347 Clovernoll Ave., Aug. 30.


Speedway reported doughnuts stolen at 7300 Hamilton Ave., Sept. 7.

NORTH COLLEGE HILL Arrests/citations

Jessica Whitacre, 33, 7004 Clovernook Ave., aggravated menacing, criminal damaging at 7004 Clovernook Ave., Sept. 12. Quinton Lewis, 24, 3402 Montana Ave., assault at 6800 block of

Simpson Avenue, Sept. 12. Two juveniles, assault at Ellen Avenue, Sept. 7. Juvenile, child endangering at 1700 block of Goodman Avenue, Sept. 7. Michael Pryor, 28, no address given, disorderly conduct, criminal trespassing, obstructing official business at 7000 block of Hamilton Avenue, Sept. 7. Naoric Curry, 31, 6719 Betts Ave., disorderly conduct, obstructing official business at 6700 block of Betts Avenue, Sept. 10. Isaiah Israel, 47, 1005 Lynne Terrace, domestic violence, carrying concealed weapon at 2000 block of Catalpa Avenue, Sept. 10. Juvenile, drug possession at 1600 block of West Galbraith Road, Sept. 9. John Flannery, 34, 2849 Country Park Drive, obstructing official business at West Galbraith Road, Sept. 10. Sol Lewis, 52, 1519 Kinney Ave., operating vehicle under the influence at Hamilton and Centerridge avenues, Sept. 9. Michael Pryor, 28, no address given, robbery at 6800 block of Hamilton Avenue, Sept. 7.

Incidents/reports Robbery

1936 Shollenberger Ave. man reported money stolen at 1900 block of Shollenberger Avenue, Sept. 11.


Woman reported money, camera stolen at 6537 Baywood Lane, Sept. 9. Woman reported garage door opener stolen at 21016 Sundale Ave., Sept. 6. United Dairy Farmers reported $37 in gas stolen at 6813 Hamilton Ave., Sept. 7. AutoZone reported money stolen at 6750 Hamilton Ave., Sept. 7.


NCH Car Wash reported locks damaged at 1551 W. Galbraith Road, Sept. 8.

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REAL ESTATE Inc. to Burbidge, Susan; $37,500. 2735 North Bend Road: Fannie Mae to Smith, Ray Sean; $58,000. 2785 Westonridge Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Serrano, Miguel and Carmen De La Torre; $53,900.

1878 Lincrest Drive: Weaver, Michael W. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $36,000. 10632 Bradbury Drive: Brigham, Charlene R. to Lehmkuhl, Tim and Karen; $88,000. 10550 Chelmsford Road: Runyan, Timon Lee to Carey, Joel Edward; $103,800. 801 Hargrove Way: JASM Properties LLC to Trinidad, Henry Leonardo; $84,000. 11458 Kary Lane: Miller, Rae Jean to Wilson, Joe L.; $86,200. 1560 Lemontree Drive: Landers, David L. to HSBC Mortgage Services Inc.; $72,000. 11431 Rose Lane: Eaton, Daniel A. and Dolores J. to Watkins, Denise; $72,500.

7352 Roettele Place: Herbold, Yvonne M. to Anderson, Jacquelyn D.; $55,000. 7938 Hamilton Ave.: Centerbank to Volunteers of America Ohio River Valley Inc.; $120,000. 7505 Hickman St.: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Hinton, Valia; $8,500. 1741 Stevens Ave.: Weil, Philip John to Weil, Matthew and Anna Hader; $50,000.



88 Burley Circle: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Equity Trust Co. Custodian; $36,700. 64 Junefield Ave.: Federal National Mortgage Association to Hullinger, Brandi; $70,000.


Hawaiian Terrace: Forest Ridge/Hamilton LP to Fra Acquisition LLC; $2,800,000. Kirby Ave.: Forest Ridge/Hamilton LP to FRA Acquisition LLC; $2,800,000. 5107 Colerain Ave.: Mount Airy Towers LLC to AM Investment Holdings Ll; $650,000. 5137 Colerain Ave.: Mount Airy Towers LLC to AM Investment Holdings Ll; $650,000. 5595 Kiplington Drive: Estridge, Marjorie Tr. to Geil, Marion C. Tr. and Mary Catherine Tr.; $165,000. 5612 Little Flower Ave.: Bhatt, Ramesh K. and Kumad R. to Washington, Marcus and Rhonda; $167,500. 2660 Mount Airy Ave.: Citimortgage


6700 Betts Ave.: Phelps, Sandy and M. Jane Wilkinson to Rogers, Donald S.; $27,000. 1924 Goodman Ave.: 375 Park Holdings LLC to Schnelle, Douglas E.; $14,750. 1800 Sterling Ave.: Cincinnatus Savings and Loan Co. The to Johnston, Jeffrey and Sharon L.; $70,500. 1811 Waltham Ave.: J&B Barnes Properties LLC to Morgan, Rebekah A.; $75,500. 1951 Waltham Ave.: Nichols, Herbert E. and Joyce Ann to Clark, Orville;

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8559 Brent Drive: Bernard, George H. and Betty S. to Barlett, Lawrence J.; $97,500. 1913 Centerbrook Court: FV-1 Inc. to Ellis, Mark J. and Diane L.; $120,000. 949 Conca St..: Sirk, Larry W. to Overbey, Christopher L. and Katrina Sirk Overbey; $120,000. 2267 Deblin Drive: Blanton, Linda to Foley, Ryan A. and Jessica L.; $65,900. 12028 Deerhorn Drive: Vandam, Jill M. to White, Stephanie; $102,500. 1456 Forester Drive: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to LOJ Foundation LLC; $62,025. 12085 Freestone Court: Ostdiek, David M. and Jamie L. to Lambert, John; $115,000. 9655 Gertrude Lane: Fahrenholtz, Joseph W. to Skylark Holdings LLC; $22,000. 1031 Harbury Drive: Strasser, David A. and Julie A. to McClendon, Antoine and Tameca Woods; $91,300. 9554 Kosta Drive: Tristate Holdings

LLC to Mueller, Tim; $41,900. 9554 Kosta Drive: Federal National Mortgage Association to Tristate Holdings LLC; $35,000. 6239 Marie Ave.: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to Chu, Jin Yu; $21,000. 430 McCreary Court: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Hogback Real Estate Investments LLC; $45,000. 1549 Meredith Drive: Rusty Properties LLC to Brothers of Christ Investments LLC; $33,000. 1559 Meredith Drive: Rusty Properties LLC to Brothers of Christ Investments LLC; $33,000. 1570 Meredith Drive: Rusty Properties LLC to Brothers of Christ Investments LLC; $33,000. 843 Northern Parkway: Zureick, Richard L. to Zureick, Nicholas G. and Mary; $60,000. 1031 Redbird Drive: Federal National Mortgage Association to Stein, Daniel; $63,000. 2032 Sevenhills Drive: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr. to ATS Properties LLC; $20,200. 952 Spruceglen Drive: Partridge, Estelle M. to Hartman, Ronald J. and Branda J.; $180,000. 7560 View Place Drive: Wiley, Larry R. and Stephen C. Wiley to Gonya, Jane C.; $100,000. 7605 View Place Drive: Federal National Mortgage Association to Gimo LLC; $45,000. 9814 Arvin Ave.: J&D Herbert LLC to Jackson, Hosea and Nelda P.;

$85,000. 8691 Brent Drive: Whittle, Joy to Citimortgage Inc.; $64,000. 9012 Cherry Blossom Lane: Grady, William K. to Schoenhoft, David R.; $94,000. 1038 Eastgate Drive: Zinda, Jane J. to Debord, Davis and Christina; $150,000. 9695 Fernbrook Court: Marting, Jessica C. to Gosselin, Sally A.; $63,000. 9004 Fontainebleau Terrace: Schechter, Judith E. to Citimortgage Inc.; $52,000. 988 Huffman Court: D’Souza, Leo to Qualls Holdings LLC; $1,000. 10584 Latina Court: Mawhorter, Louise C. Tr. to Campbell, Roger L.; $106,500. 1790 Lockbourne Drive: Trenkamp, Robert J. and Melissa M. to Etter, Antonio D.; $151,000. 9920 Miles Woods Court: Faulkner, Reginald Sr. and Dacia E. to HSBC Mortgage Services In; $88,000. 2079 Roosevelt Ave.: Dundes, Gregory and Amy to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $40,000. 996 Springbrook Drive: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to Androne, Semion; $107,000. 909 Twincrest Court: Tierney, Jessica L. Tr. to Davis, Tony C.; $124,500. 1064 Wellspring Drive: Key West Properties Inc. to Three-J Investment Group Inc.; $10,000. 1288 Adams Road: Fannie Mae to Everson, Rodney O.; $35,500.

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About real estate transfers Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. 8309 Banbury St.: Burnett, Verlyn P. and Danisha M. to Fedeeral National Mortgage Association; $138,386. Beech Drive: Warner, Richard Tr. and Jane Tr. to Fisher, Joe W. Tr. and Mary A. Tr.; $115,000. 8936 Ebro Court: Hilton Capital Group LLC to Harman, Mae; $24,500. 8322 Marley St.: Federal National Mortgage Association to Dam, Juanita; $28,300. 1166 Meadowind Court: Bross, William M. to Kinne, Lori R. and Phillip M.; $90,000. 1570 Meredith Drive: Zoller, Joanne and Joseph to Fannie Mae; $14,000. 9215 Montoro Drive: Burke, Helene to Hassertt, Mark R. and Wanda Sue; $85,000. 1016 Vacationland Drive: Mackay, Christopher R. to King, Lenilyn; $121,900. 1907 Windmill Way: Federal National Mortgage Association to ATS Properties LLC; $22,000.%


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September 21, 2011

Valley Temple gets new year off to a fresh start By Kelly McBride


The Valley Temple, at 145 Springfield Pike, will offer an innovative service to celebrate Rosh Hashanah.

Friendship Baptist Church 8580 Cheviot Rd 741-7017 Gary Jackson, Senior Pastor Sunday School 10:00am Sunday Morning Services 8:45 & 11:00am Sunday Evening Services 6:30pm Wednesday Service 7:00pm AWANA (Wed) 7:00 - 8:45pm Well staffed Nursery, Active Youth & College Groups, Exciting Music Dept, Seniors Group, Deaf Ministry


Creek Road Baptist Church 3906 Creek Rd., Sharonville, Cincinnati, OH 513-563-2410 Sunday School 9:30am Sunday Worship 10:45am, 6:00pm Wednesday Worship 7:00pm Pastor, Rev. David B Smith Wyoming Baptist Church

(A Church For All Seasons) Burns and Waverly Avenues Cincinnati Oh. 821.8430

Steve Cummins, Senior Pastor Christian Discipleship Training. 9:oo am Coffee Koinonia............................10:00am Praise & Worship.........................10:30am


Mt. Healthy Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

7717 Harrison Ave Mt. Healthy, OH 45231 Rev. Michael Doerr, Pastor 513-521-6029 Sunday 9:00 a.m...... Contemporary Service 9:45a.m...... Sunday School 10:45 a.m........ Traditional Worship Nursery Staff Provided “A Caring Community of Faith” Welcomes You

EPISCOPAL Christ Church Glendale Episcopal Church 965 Forest Ave - 771-1544 The Reverend Roger L Foote The Reverend Laura L Chace, Deacon 8am Holy Eucharist I 9am Holy Eucharist II 11am Holy Eucharist II Child Care 9-11 Healing intercessory prayer all services

LUTHERAN CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS) 3301 Compton Rd. (1 block east of Colerain) Sun. School & Bible Class 9:45 AM Worship: Sunday 8:30 &11:00 AM, Wed. 7:15 PM Office: 385-8342 Pre-School: 385-8404

Faith Lutheran LCMC

8265 Winton Rd., Finneytown Pastor Robert Curry Contemporary Service 9am Traditional Service 11:00am

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Worship: 8:30 am traditional - 10:45 am contemporary Sunday School: 9:45 am Nursery provided

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Three Weekend Services! Saturday - 5:30 pm Sunday - 9:30 & 11:15 am 9165 Round Top Rd (1/4 mi. so. of Northgate Mall)

Christ, the Prince of Peace United Methodist Church 10507 “Old” Colerain Ave (513) 385-7883 Rev. David Mack Church School for all ages 9:15am Worship 10:30am - Nursery Available


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8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgmry 791-3142 "Claim Your Miracle: Through Service" 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

Sunday School Hour (for all ages) 9:15 - 10:15am Worship Service - 10:30 to 11:45am (Childcare provided for infants/ toddlers) Pastor: Rich Lanning Church: 2191 Struble Rd Office: 2192 Springdale Rd


8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgmry 791-3142 "Claim Your Miracle: Through your Gifts" Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am


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Sun Worship 10:00am Childcare Provided 3755 Cornell Rd 563-6447 ............................................

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Taiwanese Ministry 769-0725 2:00pm

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Northminster Presbyterian Church 703 Compton Rd., Finneytown 931-0243 Transforming Lives for Jesus Christ Sunday Worship Schedule Traditional Services: 8:00 & 10:15am Contemporary Services: 9:00 & 11:30am Student Cafe: 10:15am Childcare Available Jeff Hosmer & Nancy Ross- Zimmerman - Pastors

Mt Healthy United Methodist Church

Corner of Compton and Perry Streets 931-5827 Sunday School 8:45 - 9:45am Traditional Worship 10:00 - 11:00am Contemporary Worship 11:30 - 12:30 Healing Service, last Sunday of the month at 5 pm "Come as a guest. Leave as a friend".

Sharonville United Methodist

Northwest Community Church 8735 Cheviot Rd, by Colerain HS Rev. Kevin Murphy, Pastor 513-385-8973 Worship and Sunday School 10AM Handicap Accessible/Nursery Available

Salem White Oak Presbyterian

8:15 & 11amTraditional Service & Kingdom Kids 9:30am Contemporary Worship & Sunday School 7:00pm Wednesday, Small Groups for all ages Infant care available for all services


691 Fleming Rd 522-2780 Rev Pat McKinney

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FLEMING ROAD United Church of Christ Sunday School - All Ages - 9:15am Sunday Worship - 10:30am

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Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA) “Growing Closer to God, Growing Closer to Neighbor”

“Life on Purpose in Community” 2651 Adams Rd. (near Pippin) Worship Assembly-Sunday 10:45am Phone 825-9553

Rev. Milton Berner, Pastor

Worship & Sunday School 10:30 a.m, Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Sundays

(Office) 946 Hempstead Dr. (513) 807-7200 Jody Burgin, Pastor We meet Sundays at 10:30 am 8916 Fontainebleau Ter. Performing Arts Ctr. - Finneytown High School Childcare provided

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As the Jewish New Year approaches, a Wyoming synagogue is reaching out to members, as well as those who don’t attend Valley Temple, in an innovative celebration. Rosh Hashanah begins with introspection, Rabbi Sandford Kopnick said, a time to reflect on a year’s worth of sin and repentance. ‘If someone has been away from Judaism for a while, or attends very infre-

quently, the High Holy Day liturgy is heavy, and portrays God as judge and arbiter,” Kopnick said. “While many people who feel connected to Judaism love the more serious and somber liturgy and more formal music, some find it to be off-putting.” The service, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Valley Temple, 145 Springfield Pike, is designed to welcome them with the same holiday themes, “but presented in a more modern way,” he said. It will have a little less

liturgy, but will include poetry and readings from more modern Jewish philosophers. “We talk about the connection to the Jewish community and the role of repentance,” Kopnick said. “And in the process, we hope to invite people back into the fold.” More information about Valley Temple is available at or by calling 761-3555. For more about your community, visit www.

Mount students learn through summer work By Heidi Fallon

The College of Mount St. Joseph and the SC Ministry Foundation paired up 85 Mount students with 27 nonprofit agencies for a summer of working, earning and learning. It’s the sixth summer the foundation, an organization of the Sisters of Charity, has funded the program. For Cliff Cass, a Mount Healthy Mount senior, it was a chance to both earn money and get a taste of his future career. He was assigned to Resurrection School in Price Hill. Originally put to work cleaning classrooms, Cass also spent time helping organize activities with the school’s Construction Club. The club, which started as an after-school program, is for grades five through eight and aimed at honing student math skills and exposing them to working with tools and doing basic maintenance jobs. “This was a great handson experience for me to help younger kids learn to come


Cliff Cass, left, a College of Mount St. Joseph senior, poses with Resurrection School student Armoni Crutcher during a break in their work at Crutcher’s school this summer. Both were taking part in a summer program sponsored by the college and the Sisters of Charity. together and use teamwork,” Cass said. Jill Eichhorn, communications manager for the Mount, said the program not only gives students a chance to work in a field they may be interested in

pursuing someday, but also helps them land a summer job to help them with tuition now. “The program was a great way for me to earn money and learn skills to help me succeed,” Cass said. Loretta Dees, communications director for the SC foundation, said the Student Summer Employment Initiative helps the college students in two ways. “In this economy, students have fewer options for summer employment and less time for nonprofit volunteer opportunities,” Dees said. “It also meets the nonprofit agencies needs as they face an increased demand for services in our community, specifically in the Price Hill area.” Dees said the SC Ministry Foundation helps provide grants and support for all five Price Hill Catholic elementary schools, Seton High School and agencies like St. Vincent de Paul and Catholic charities. For more about your community, visit

Compost considered ‘gardener’s gold’ It’s dark, crumbly, and it smells sweet. It’s an easy way to recycle yardwaste

LEGAL NOTICE On Monday, October 3, 2011 the City of North College Hill, Ohio will hold a public hearing in preparation for submission of a Hamilton County Community DevelopBlock Grant ment (CDBG) application. The hearing will be held at 7:30 P.M. in the Council Chambers at the North College Hill Municipal located at Building Galbraith W. 1646 Road, North College Hill, Ohio. The purpose is to include citizen participation in a community needs assessment and prioriti zation of projects to meet identified needs. Citizens are provide to invited written and oral comments and ask questions regarding the comand housing munity development needs of the City of Hill. College North For information contact Amy Stenger, Administrative Analyst, at 513/521-7413. 1001663432

and food scraps and it’s great for your garden. It’s compost. Often called “gardener’s gold,” compost is a rich, valuable soil amendment that can do wonders for your backyard garden. To get started making your own compost, simply clear an area in your backyard-a minimum of 3 cubic feet is recommended to get a good pile started. You may purchase or construct a bin to contain the waste and keep critters out, but it’s not essential. Then, start tossing scraps in. When choosing items to compost, remember that a good mix of high carbon material (“brown stuff” like leaves) and high nitrogen material (“green stuff” like grass or food scraps) is necessary for a successful pile. Some compost dos and don’ts: DO compost – fruit and vegetable scraps; leaves; green plants; coffee grounds; tea bags; grass clippings; manure from animals that do not eat meat; flowers; pine needles; wood chips; shredded newspaper; wood ash; straw; sawdust; cornstalks; alfalfa hay; brush and shrub trimmings; and prunings. DO NOT compost –

oils/fats/grease; bones; meat; weed seeds; salad dressing; diseased plants or weeds; inorganic material (i.e., plastic); butter or dairy products; and cat or dog manure Interested in buying a compost bin? Bins are sold at several retailers in the Cincinnati area. For more tips on backyard composting and a list of retailers, visit If you don’t have space to compost, the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District offers a free Yardwaste Drop-Off program for Hamilton County residents. Landscapers and commercial establishments are not eligible to participate. Locations are: • Bzak Landscaping, 3295 Turpin Lane. • Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road. • Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, 3800 Struble Road. They are open through Nov. 20,. Saturdays and Sundays, 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Bzak Landscaping will also be open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. 5 p.m. in addition to weekend hours listed above. For more information, visit or call 946-7755.


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