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Springfield Twp. continues to talk about income tax By Jennie Key

Springfield Township officials listened as members of its business community voiced their unhappiness over the idea of an income tax. Springfield Township officials are considering the establishment of a joint economic development zone in the township. Townships cannot collect income taxes by Ohio law. Joint economic development zones are agreements with municipalities to charge an income tax on employees working in those zones. The village or city collects the tax, keeps a portion and passes the rest onto the township. Township Administrator

Business owners and managers attended a meeting at The Grove to hear about Springfield Township’s proposed income for people who work in the township and weigh in on the proposal. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Mike Hinnenkamp said the zone will encompass almost the entire township, including schools and churches.

“It’s the entire township, but only certain parcels,” he said. The township had two public meetings this week. The first,

Sept. 30, was for officials from the township’s churches and schools, the second on Oct. 1 for the township’s business owners.

About 50 people attended the two meetings, with the majority weighing in at the meeting for businesses. Several business owners said the JEDZ is taxation without representation for nonresident business owners. They don’t like the idea for a number of reasons. Common themes among the comments from the business people who spoke were that they moved to or started businesses in Springfield Township because it had no income tax. They were frustrated about having no vote in the matter when they are most affected, and said their employees will be the ones most hurt by the decision. See TAX, Page A2

Springfield Twp. presents ‘Frankenstein’ at dinner theater By Jennie Key

Kenneth Stethem, Chairman and CEO of Aegis Industries LLC, demonstrated the capabilities of his firm’s to dazzle a non-compliant assailant as well as spraying him with pepper spray as Colerain Township Police Office Mark Meyer (right) holds a target shield. Colerain chose the Mark 63 in 2011 as a stun device because of its diverse uses and the manufacturer was working on device to measure its electrical output.FILE PHOTO.

SHOCK to the system Police say tester will change how departments handle stun guns By Jennie Key

COLERAIN TWP. — The police department will pilot the use of a $10,000 piece of equipment that tells officers how their electronic control devices are working.

Officials say the new device is the first of its kind and promises to cause an upheaval and change in practice for how law enforcement handles stun guns. A group of police agencies including representatives from Springfield Township, Cincinnati and Golf Manor were introduced recently to the Axeos, a piece of equipment designed to tell them if their Tasers or other stun guns are working properly at an open house in Colerain Township.

Ken Stethem, founder and CEO of Aegis, the company that makes the device, says it can read the peak current, voltage and pulses per second of these electronic control weapons, giving police critical information about the equipment they use to control suspects. Stethem says many people would be shocked to learn that police have no way of knowing the actual charge being produced by stun guns. He said they have tested ECWs that are “hot” and “cold” which



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means they deliver more or less of a charge than the manufacturer’s specifications say. “What this will tell an officer and his agency is that these weapons are operating reliably, properly and safely,” Stethem said. “You do this with your other equipment: radar guns, breathalyzers, tint meters; why would you use a device that is Since they are not tested now, Colerain Police Chief Dan Meloy says it’s not always

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It’s Alive! Frankenstein, iconic Halloween fodder, rises in Springfield Township as the Springfield Township Arts and Enrichment Council presents the New Edgecliff Theatre’s production of “Frankenstein” this month. NET will be presesenting playwright Catie O’Keefe’s retelling of Mary Shelley’s classic monster tale as an old-time radio broadcast. The audience is immersed in a true radio theater experience with live sound effects created by Mike Martini of WMKV. When eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein seeks out scientific glory, he creates a grotesque creature. Both must deal with the consequences of the unorthodox experiment. New Edgecliff performing and directing veteran Robert AlSee THEATER, Page A4

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ing a JEDZ. Hinnenkamp said the township wrestled hard with the idea of an income tax, but ultimately officials decided they could not go back to property owners, who already have the third highest tax burden in Hamilton County. He estimated that 75 to 80 percent of Springfield Township residents would not be affected by a JEDZ if approved. The taxes would be collected from people who work in the township. Residents would only pay the tax if they also work in the township. “Keep in mind that these employees use our roads and our services,” Hinnekamp said. “Our

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property owners are footing their share. We will all be paying. We are not asking any of you to do something we won’t be doing ourselves.” Cities the township has talked with about partnering for the JEDZ include Fairfield, Mount Healthy and Forest Park. Hinnekamp said at the hearings that if the JEDZ moves ahead, it will most likely be in partnership with Mount Healthy. He said the city’s move to RITA, a nonprofit regional income tax collection agency, was the best deal for the township. The tax under consideration would be no more than 1.5 percent, with most of the revenue going to the township and a share going to the partner municipality. Hinnen-

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possible to know exactly what to expect when an officer uses a weapon that stuns. Meloy says hes looking forward to being part of the pilot, which kicks off in November. Since 2011, his officers have used the Mark 63 Trident Handheld Modular Multi-Stimulus Response Device, also made by Aegis. Meloy said he likes

kamp said a rough estimate is that the JEDZ would generate about $1 million annually for the township. He said the township lost about $2.5 million in annual revenue because of cuts and reduced property values. “It’s not going to solve all our problems,” Hinnenkamp said. “But it would help. It’s a key piece in our plan.” Honerlaw said the JEDZ isn’t permanent. The contract being negoti-

ated with Mount Healthy is for 10 years and can be extended in 10 year increments for 40 years if necessary. Honerlaw said if the JEDZ generated a lot more funds than anticipated, the board can reduce the tax. It cannot be raised without a vote of the residents of the township. “We don’t expect to have a windfall here,” Honerlaw said. “We are going to go broke if we don’t make this up. And we need the money sooner rather than later.”

the Trident over other options because its design incorporates a number of non-lethal options (disorienting bright flashing light, pepper spray and stun gun as well as serving as a close contact weapon like a baton) and allows an officer to escalate the amount of force needed easily when required. The Mark 63 does not shoot barbs but uses a milder charge on the skin surface to stun suspects. “It reduces the number of decisions an officer has to make, and the Trident

makes it easier for an officer to change his tactics in the middle of a situation,” Meloy said. “With the Trident, it’s all there in the officer’s hand.” When Meloy chose the Trident for his department, one factor was the assurance that a method to regularly measure the equipment’s output so officers could be certain of the voltage output was on the way. Now that the Axeos is here, he is looking forward to putting it to the test. “This is going to change things for all of us; it has to,” Meloy said. “If there is a way to test, you have to do it. And you want to. You don’t want this to be lethal and you don’t want your officers to be at risk using a weapon that doesn’t perform as expected. It’s a no-brainer.”

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BRIEFLY All things pumpkin

» Northern Hills United Methodist Church in Finneytown, 6700 Winton Road, is having a pumpkin sale from noon to 7 p.m. every day until Oct. 31. More than 1,200 pumpkins were sent from a Navajo Reservation in New Mexico. Prices are according to size. Most of the proceeds will be sent back to the reservation. The remaining money will be used for other church missions. » Northern Hills UMC, 6700 Winton Road in Finneytown, will be having a free pumpkin patch party from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. It is for elementary-age neighborhood students. There will be crafts, games, and food. Please RSVP to the church office 542-4010. » The College Hill Gardeners is sponsoring its annual Pumpkin Patch Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the College Hill Recreation Area, 5660 Belmont Ave. There are fall-themed activities and games for children, pony rides, crafts, a petting zoo, a farmers market, artists and crafters, storytelling, live entertainment and festival foods. Admission is $5 per child for guided activities and games, a treat bag, prizes and a minipumpkin. $2 for pony ride only. There is a family scarecrow build for a charge of $3 per family.

Blood drive set

The Springfield Township Fire Department sponsors a blood drive from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, in the fire department training room, 9150 Winton Road. For appointments, visit or call Hoxworth Blood Center at 513-451-0910 or Dan Vanderman at 513-521-7578.

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Hamilton County Bird Seed Sale. The sale benefits parks and promotes bird education and awareness. Seven types of bird seed mixes are available to keep almost any bird happy and well fed through winter. Go to to order online or to download an order form. Spend more than $50 and receive one complimentary suet cake. The annual bird seed sale ends Friday, Oct. 11. Pick up is Tuesday, Oct.19, at two convenient Great Parks Nature's Niche Gifts and Books gift shop locations: Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. A valid Great Parks of Hamilton County Motor Vehicle Permit ($10 annual; $3 daily) is required to enter the parks. For additional information, please visit or call 513521-7275.

Ask the Board

Members of the Mount Healthy Board of Education are conducting monthly informal discussions with the residents of the school district. The meetings give the residents an opportunity to talk about concerns directly with two members of the board of education. The meetings are conducted at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of the month at the Mount Healthy Junior/Senior High School, 8010 Hamilton Avenue. The next Ask the Board session is at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14.

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bands in the Cincinnati area and Bill Jackson on bass. He has performed with jazz artists such as the former Tonight Show drummer Ed Shaunessy. Jackson has an interest in a variety of styles and has worked with musicians in our area. and teaches jazz bass in Northern Kentucky. The jazz trio is usually part of worship on the first Sunday of each month. In October, the group is performing on the second Sunday, instead.

Mount Healthy United Methodist Church plans its Fabulous Fall Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the church, 7612 Perry St. There will be homemade candy, baked goods, pickles, theme baskets and more. The church lunchroom will be open.

Parenting workshop

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bourguignon dinner from DiStasi’s and includes au gratin potatoes, steamed vegetable medley, tossed salad, soft dinner rolls and butter and chocolate cake. Fettucini alfredo is also available as an entree. Dinner includes all nonalcoholic beverages and the cash bar will be open until 8:30 p.m., followed by the performance. Flamm says it’s a twohour show with an intermission. Tickets are $35 each and Flamm said admission includes dinner, non-alcoholic beverages and entertainment. A cash bar will be fully stocked. Reservations must be made at least one week prior to the show and may sell out early. All dinner theater events are for adults, 21 and over. To order tickets online, visit Tables seat eight to 10 people. Make reservations by Oct. 22.

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SCHOOL NOTES McAuley High School

The McAuley Mom & Dad’s Club is holding its fourth annual mattress sale fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, in the cafeteria. Offered for sale will be brand new, name brand mattress sets, at 30 to 50 percent off the retail price. The sets are top quality and come with full manufacturer’s warranties. Mattresses of all sizes and price ranges will be available, as well as delivery options and free layaway. For more information, contact Every sale directly benefits the McAuley Mom & Dad’s Club. ■ Senior Rachel Koize was selected to receive the HondaOSU Partnership Math Medal Award for the class of 2014. Koize is the best math student in her class based on academic performance throughout the end of her junior year. She will receive a pewter math medal, $100 Koize gift card and the opportunity to apply for a $3,000 renewable scholarship at the Ohio State University College of Engineering. Koize, the daughter of Joseph and Mariena Koize of Mount Airy, will apply to six different universities this fall and intends to major in either chemical engineering. or biomedical engineering.

Ursuline Academy

Two 2013 graduates and one senior were honored by the Col-

lege Board for their performances on the Advanced Placement exams. Finneytown resident Grace Castelli was named an AP Scholar with Distinction, meaning she earned an average score of a 3.5 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more exams. Springfield Township resident Stephanie Hagedorn was named an AP Scholar with Honor, meaning she earned an average score of at least a 3.25 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on four or more exams. Senior Katherine Georgopoulos of Springfield Township was named an AP Scholar for completing three or more AP exams with scores of 3 or higher.

Winton Woods City Schools

Students in the district are now permitted to show their school spirit every day of the week with a revision to the district dress code that allows spirit wear to be worn in combination with or instead of uniform shirts, sweatshirts and sweaters. Other key changes to the dress code include no open-toed shoes and belts are no longer required, but pants must be at the natural waist. To view permitted attire for students in kindergarten through 12th-grade, and prohibited attire and accessories, visit

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A sister school exchange will bring 20 students to Winton

Woods High School from Shanghai, China, in January, and host families are needed. “The students are scheduled to arrive around Jan. 2 and will stay with us until the end of the school year, June 1,” said Winton Woods High School Counselor Kevin Jones. “Families can choose to host a male or female student, and all of the students will be between16-17 years old.” To serve as a host family, students need their own bed but do not need to have their own room. Families also will be asked to transport the students to and from school, arriving at 7 a.m. and departing at 3:10 p.m. Students have their own medical insurance and spending money. Families will be reimbursed each month for taking care of the students. Interested families should contact Michelle Hu of Dehan Education at ■ Junior Kendra Jackson spent eight weeks last summer at the city of Cincinnati’s Student Intern Academy. As part of the program she worked from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday to Friday at Greater Cincinnati Water Works and Metropolitan Sewer District. Jackson said she Jackson worked in the engineering department where she took an inventory of the offices and helped input estimates for projects. The paid internship included working with a mentor on Monday through Thursday. Jackson’s mentor, Jane Renzen-

brink, administrative technician for GCWW engineering, said Jackson “was a delightful, intelligent and respectful person, and a pleasure to have in the program. Kudos to Winton Woods and her family for helping her develop into a great person with a lot of potential.” Jackson said one of her favorite parts of SIA was taking part in professional development on Fridays. “We learned how to behave in the workplace and how to budget our money,” Jackson said. The internship also included tours of the Cincinnati subway, City Hall, the Water Works facility at Spring Grove and the Richard Miller Treatment Plant. Jackson said at the end of the program she worked with some other students on a video project that gave advice on how to survive the Student Intern Academy. Jackson, who runs track and plays alto saxophone in the band, is the daughter of Marcus and Bev Jackson of Forest Park. ■ This year’s String Fest, featuring orchestra students from Winton Woods, Northwest and Colerain high schools, will be held for the first time at the University of Cincinnati CollegeConservatory of Music. The performance is 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, in the Patricia Corbett Theater in UC’s CCM Village “This one-day festival allows orchestra students at Winton Woods to rub elbows with their peers from neighboring communities,” said Felipe MoralesTorres, orchestra director for Winton Woods City Schools. “Each school prepares individually, coming together for a

one-day marathon of rehearsals, workshops and, of course, the big performance.” Morales-Torres said String Fest gives the high school students the opportunity to meet and work with university professors and students, who gain valuable hands-on experience in return. “The finale is a grand orchestra concert featuring the combined forces of all participating schools,” he said. The event is free and open to the public with no ticket required.

Winton Woods Middle School

The autumn choir concert is 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, in the school’s auditorium, 147 Farragut Road in Greenhills, and the community is invited. “The choirs are revving up for their first performance,” said Janna Frank, choir director. “Admission is always free, and the featured ensembles are the men’s choir, the treble choir and the newly-auditioned 24.” “The men’s choir will sing a Latin anthem entitled ‘Deo Dicamus Gratias,’ a mountain folk song, and a rousing rendition of a speech and percussion piece called ‘Football.’ The ladies will be singing ‘Fireflies’ by Owl City, a beautiful arrangement of the poem, ‘The Arrow and the Song,’ by poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and will rock the house with a spirited performance and arrangement of the American folk tune ‘Polly Wolly Doodle.’ 24 will premier their own madrigal arrangement and put their stamp on the traditional spiritual ‘Keep Your Lamps,’” Frank said.

Winton Woods Foundation presents grants Three deserving projects received oversized checks from the Winton Woods Educational Foundation as the organization’s yearly grants were handed out at convocation for Winton Woods City Schools. This brings to 15 the number of grants that the foundation has awarded since 2009. Receiving grants were: • The “Leader in Me” project at Winton Woods Primary North received $950 and will support the seven habits of leadership and character for 440 students. • The “Lexiles, Language and Love” project received $2340 and will provide support for the eighth-grade English, language arts and Spanish program of 180 students. A lexile measures a person’s reading

ability or the difficulty of a text. • The “High School STEM Conferences” project received $1,500 and will provide support for 200 students to experience the Man-to-Man and Woman-toWoman conferences that work to develop students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math careers. The mission of the Winton Woods Educational Foundation is to enhance the educational excellence of Winton Woods City Schools’ students and programs. For more information or to make a tax deductible donation, contact the Winton Woods Educational Foundation at the Winton Woods board of education offices, c/o LeAnne Montgomery, 1215 W. Kemper Road, Forest Park, OH 45240.

Shown with their WWEF grant checks at Winton Woods City Schools’ convocation are, from left, Winton Woods High School Assistant Principal Craig Filipkowski, Winton Woods Middle School humanities teachers Lisa Giblin and Kathleen Barger, and Winton Woods Primary North Principal Katie Klei. Also pictured are WWEF member Dale Heidotting and WWEF President Paula Kuhn. THANKS TO TERESA CLEARY.


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Warriors’ Davis mentally prepared for the spotlight By Tom Skeen

FOREST PARK — The potential is there for Winton Woods High School running back Marcus Davis to go down as one of the best in school history. According to head coach Andre Parker, the junior has a combination he’s never seen at the B-back position (formally known as the fullback). When Parker talks about Davis he mentions names like Hosea Simpson, Jeremiah Goins and Aaron Kemper, and if you are a Warrior fan you know those three are in a class abover everyone else. “Marcus has both (speed and power),” Parker said, “and he’s learning how to run in the offense, he’s learning where his cuts are going to be and he’s learning not to dance and to make one cut and be north. The sky is really the limit for him because he’s just learning.” And the back is learning quickly. After carrying the ball just five times last season, he has 96 carries for 816 yards and eight touchdowns through the first five games this season for the undefeated Warriors. “I’m just working hard,” Davis said. “I try to do the best I can. I never want to be doubted so that’s what drives me.” Doubt is something that crept in last season. After Davis suffered an ugly broken leg as a freshmen, Parker and the coaching staff wanted to see Davis make an impact as a sophomore but it just wasn’t in the cards. “I think more or less physically he was ready, but mentally he wasn’t ready to carry the load,” Parker said. “Every kid is different, but we’re glad he’s ready now.” Being ready is one thing, but not knowing if you belong on the field with a bunch of upperclassmen is another. Parker thinks there was more doubt in Davis’ mind about whether he belonged or not, but that has all

St. Xavier sophomore Kirran Magowan eyes a birdie putt on the fourth hole at Miami Whitewater Golf Course during the Division I sectional tournament Oct. 2. Magowan earned medalist honors with a 4-under par 67.TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS

St. Xavier’s Magowan defies Luck of the Irish on links By Tom Skeen

Marcus Davis runs the ball for Winton Woods during a 27-24 victory over Lakota West Sept. 1. Davis - a junior - leads the Warriors with 851 rushing yards and eight touchdowns.TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

LOOKING AHEAD What: Winton Woods vs. Loveland football game When: 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11. Where: Winton Woods High School, 1231 W. Kemper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45240 Fun fact: The Warriors are 3-1 versus Loveland since the 2009 season. Their lone loss came last season when the Tigers shut out the Warriors 14-0. It is just one of the two times Winton Woods has been shut out since 2009.

since been erased. “Sometimes as a sophomore, a young kid, even though you’re a great athlete, you aren’t sure if you belong out there with all these older guys,” Parker said. “He knows that he belongs this year.” As he sat on the bench watch-


McAuley High School junior Samantha Duwell (11) goes over a McNicholas High School player for a head ball. MARK D. MOTZ/COMMUNITY PRESS

ing Jalen Davis and Tyler Gist carry the load for the Warriors last season, Davis took it all in and wanted to exceed what his teammates were doing and put himself in a class all by himself. “I just figured I wanted to be better,” the junior said. “I want to match the standards of Jeremiah Goins, who was a (B-back) here earlier. He ran with passion and he ran with pride.” Now that he is on the map, the recruiting process is underway and Davis is starting to get some looks. As exciting as that may be for a junior in high school, his veteran coach knows the real recipe for getting to college. “He’s got some coaches coming to see him and he’s went on a couple visits, but Marcus has to handle his business academically and continue to get better on the field and it will all take care of itself.”

McAuley grabbed a 1-0 early lead against McNicholas Sept. 30 on a Caroline Schott goal, but the Mohawks gave up two consecutive goals and lost 2-1 to the Rockets. The loss dropped the Mohawks to 4-8-1 (0-5-0 GGCL) on the season.

McAuley High School sophomore Brigid Casey (10) protects the ball against Claire Murray (2) of McNicholas.MARK D. MOTZ/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

SPRINGFIELD TWP. — The whole idea of the Luck of the Irish doesn’t apply to St. Xavier High School sophomore Kirran Magowan. It’s all skill when it comes to his golf game. The Loveland resident is coming off his best round of the year where he shot a 4-under par 67 at the Division I sectional tournament at Miami Whitewater Golf Course to help his team to a record-setting sectional title performance Oct. 2. “I was just thinking about how to prepare for the golf course and just said if I keep the ball in play off the tee and make some putts, I’ll play well,” Magowan said. “That’s what I did.” Magowan, who is of Irish decent, started playing the game at age 7, but you have to go back to his grandpa who lived in Ireland and wrote for the Belfast Telegraph to reach the origin of the game in the Magowan family. “My grandpa started with my dad and my dad got me playing and I just started playing at a really young age and just kept going,” the sophomore said. His game in the states is obviously solid, but what he did to the Old Course at St. Andrews at a young age is quite impressive as well. “My family used to go to (Ireland) every summer, but we haven’t been there the past two summers,” he said. “We played St. Andrews and we’ve played all the famous links courses over there. … I shot an 82 (10-over par) at St. Andrews but I just tried to enjoy it over there.” Needless to say if the Bomber were to play the Old Course today his score would be much better considering the improvement in his game from last season to this. At the same sectional last season, Magowan shot a 76, which is nothing to be ashamed about, but his 67 this year just shows his maturity on the golf course. “I’ve come a long way to this point from last year with my game,” he said. “… I’ve felt changes with help from my coach (Alex Kepley) and my brother, who helped coach me, so I’ve seen a lot of things that have gotten better. Looking towards the future I think if I keep at it there will be less mistakes and more great-

SECTIONAL BOYS GOLF What a day it was for the St. Xavier High School golf team. The Bombers set a new Division I southwest sectional tournament record after shooting a team total of 285 at Miami Whitewater Golf Course Oct. 2, breaking their previous record of 291. “When you’re playing golf as a team game, everybody has to stay in it until the end because you never know whose score is going to count,” St. X coach Alex Kepley said. “… It’s beyond words to have a 67 and two 71s.” The 4-under par 67 came from sophomore Kirran Magowan, who earned medalist honors by four strokes over teammates Matt Schiller and Brendan Keating. “He is the most capable player of being able to do that on a consistent basis,” Kepley said of Magowan. “He’s had a tremendous number of good rounds, but this one is special.” Right behind the Bombers were the Oak Hills Highlanders with a team total of 305, just two strokes off their course record of 303. After Fairfield finished with a total of 317, the final qualifying position came down to two familiar foes in Elder and La Salle. The Panthers were in the clubhouse with a 322, and after a 163 team total on the front nine, the Lancers came through on the backside. Four of the five La Salle golfers turned in better back-nine scores than they did on the front to give the Lancers a 154 on the back for a team total of 317 and a tie for third place to bump the Panthers to fifth place and out of districts as a team.

ness.” Magowan has one trait that any golfer will tell you is the key to success: A short memory. His ability to forget the last shot and focus on the present one is what ultimately will lead to his success at St. X and beyond. “… Each day is a new day, each shot is a different shot and when you are playing well you just take every shot oneby-one,” Magowan said, who won a PGA Junior Series event at Kearney Hills Golf Links this summer in Kentucky. “I don’t really look too far ahead; I’m more of a person that stays in the moment of things.”




Gators look to transition to winning By Tom Skeen


Boys golf

» The following qualified for the Division I district tournament Oct. 10 at Weatherwax Golf Course: La Salle: Daniel Wetterich, Taylor Healey, Drew Gauthier, Jayson Heidemann and Zach Smith St. Xavier: Kirran Magowan, Matt Schiller, Brendan Keating, Gunnar Nelson, Michael Misleh

St. Xavier’s Matt Schiller tees off at the fifth hole at Miami Whitewater Golf Course during the Division I sectional tournament Oct. 2. Schiller finished tied for second place with teammate Brendan Keating after shooting an even-par 71.TOM

Boys soccer


» St. Xavier continued their winning ways blanking GCL rival La Salle 7-0, Oct. 1. Senior Ryan Hadley scored four goals in the victory.


Girls cross country

» Winton Woods placed fourth at the Ross Invitational Oct. 1. Hayley Perkins was second overall with a time of 21 minutes, nine seconds.

Boys cross country

» Mount Healthy finished second at the CHCA Cross Country Invitational at Voice of America Park Oct. 1. David Kuhlmann was the Owls’ top finisher in seventh place was a time of


» Roger Bacon defeated Chaminade-Julienne in four sets to improve to 12-8 on the year.

McAuley’s Danielle Dilonardo tees off during the girls Division I girls golf sectional Sept. 30 at Hamilton Elks Golf Club. Dilonardo shot a 92 to lead the Mohawks who finished eighth as a team - but neither her or the team qualified for the district tournament.TONY TRIBBLE FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

What: Gamble Montessori at Manchester High School football game When: 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11. Where: Manchester High School, 130 Wayne Frye Drive, Manchester, OH 45144 Fun fact: This is the first matchup between the two schools. The Greyhounds are led by sophomore Jordan Freeman, who has 729 total yards on the season (307 rushing, 422 passing).

WESTWOOD — If the stars were aligned the Gamble Montessori Gators would be 4-1, not 1-4 this season. A variety of factors, both on and off the football field, have contributed to the Gators’ rough start. For the first time in three years the school is back in its original building in Westwood and the transition is still underway. “The locker room isn’t ready and we just have so much stuff going on it’s hard to even think about the whole football perspective sometimes,” coach Stan West said. “I just keep telling the guys we are still young though.” With a roster of just 22 players, the Gators boast only three seniors, but youth means growing pains and mistakes and West has seen too many mistakes that have led to a couple losses this season. The one area that hasn’t been troubling has been the offense. The Gators have scored 20-plus points in four of their five games and are averaging 25.2 points per game despite being shutout in their season opener. Leading West’s offense is senior weapon Javontae Lipscomb. The running back/wide receiver/special teams specialist has10 total touchdowns on the season, 472 rushing yards, 251 receiving yards and 390 kick-return yards. As a junior he put up more than 1,100 rushing yards and scored 11 touchdowns.

Gamble Montessori quarterback Tim Andrews passes to a receiver during a practice drill Oct. 1 at Ryan Park. Andrews has 851 passing yards and nine touchdowns on the season.TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY

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Stand your ground laws increase violence In the wake of George Zimmerman’s acquittal, Florida’s Stand Your Ground law has come under national scrutiny for a very good reason. Jury instructions in the trial emphasized that Zimmerman had “no duty to retreat” because of this law that created the climate in which an overzealous armed neighborhood watchman felt free to stalk, confront, and kill unarmed Trayvon Martin. Since Florida’s Stand Your Ground law was passed seven years ago, the rate of socalled justifiable homicides in Florida has tripled. Ladd Everitt, director of communications at the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, indicated, “Even if someone hasn’t sustained any damage,

this (Florida) law allows them to shoot and kill someone based only on a fear.” Even in Matt Dillon’s Richard O. Dodge City, on Schwab COMMUNITY PRESS the street in front of The GUEST COLUMNIST Long Branch Saloon, you had to be drawn on first (not just fearful) before you could shoot and kill someone. The Stand Your Ground law results in escalation, rather than de-escalation, of potentially violent situations. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder denounced the law, “We must stand our ground to

Winter is coming – time to get ready The Farmers’ Almanac and other prognosticators are predicting a much colder, a more snowy and a very long winter. Whether you believe in these soothsayers, it is a good idea to give some thought with preparing for the upcoming seasonal change. Over the years, I have picked up a few ideas and am happy to share. I like to keep things easy and simple! The Federal Emergency Management Agency recommends that you have on hand at least a three-day supply of food and water for the obvious reason that rescuers probably won’t get to you for that long if we experience a major emergency. This is good planning, but generally, our emergencies are limited to snow days with hungry children at home. If you are interested in what FEMA has to say, check out Milk is one of those items folks rush to get before a snow storm hits. Here’s a simple and easy idea to eliminate that need: say your family uses a gallon of milk a week. The expiration date on milk is out about 14 to 16 days. So if you buy two gallons of milk the next time you go to the store, and then go back to buying one gallon of milk a week from then on, and always using the oldest milk first, you will always have at least a week’s supply of fresh milk. You can use the same storage and rotation process for cereal, soups and other food stuffs. Perishable fruits and vegetables have a much shorter shelf life, so adjust your process accordingly. Buy the items the family likes and normally use – if they won’t eat it, why buy it? Pharmacy needs can also become an issue when inclement weather approaches. Aspirin and other overthe-counter items are gener-

ally easy to obtain and can be bought in sufficient quantities per container as to not to run out during a storm. PreGene Powell COMMUNITY PRESS scriptions can be an GUEST COLUMNIST issue if you can only get a 30-day supply at a time and you run out in the middle of a storm. Check with your health care provider or pharmacist to see if you can obtain a “bridge” prescription so that you can set up a storage and rotation process for your medications as with foodstuffs noted above. Have your service center winterize your vehicle, performing the preventative maintenance to keep you safe and toasty. You may want to keep at least a half a tank of gas in your vehicle all winter. Being stuck on an expressway with no gas during a snow or ice storm wouldn’t be fun at best, and life threatening at worse. There may be some items you may want to consider placing in your vehicle – extra gloves, scarves and maybe a coat, or anything else that might help you personally if you get stuck somewhere in a storm. I know some folks who keep a small shovel in the truck along with their jumper cables and tool box all winter. Hopefully some of these ideas will be of benefit to you and/or your family and friends. Did I mention having extra batteries at home, a crank radio with a cell phone charger, having your fireplace clean ... good luck this winter! Gene Powell lives in Evendale and has done process consulting (process engineering) throughout the United States and throughout the United Kingdom.



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ensure that our laws reduce violence and take a hard look at laws that contribute to more violence than they prevent.” Holder went on to say, “There has always been a legal defense for using deadly force if – and the ‘if’ is important – no safe retreat is available.” A bill pending in Ohio’s General Assembly would make Ohio the latest state with a Stand Your Ground law. Ohio’s current Castle Doctrine law presumes someone has acted in self defense, if in imminent danger, shoots a home or car intruder. In other words, you have no legal duty to retreat when in your residence or vehicle.

Sounds logical. Buried in Ohio H.B. 203, is a provision that expands the circumstances under which Ohio gun-owners have no legal duty to retreat (before using deadly force) to “any place that the person lawfully has a right to be.” Toby Hoover, executive director of The Ohio Council Against Gun Violence said, “You have the right to defend yourself and always will. All we’re saying is that legally and morally, you have an obligation to try to retreat (when outside of your house or car) before taking a human life. Life has to come first.” Jelani Jefferson Exum, associate professor of law at the University of Toledo said, “We can all use deadly force

even on a public street if we believe deadly force was being used against us and we couldn’t run away. Stand Your Ground says you never even have to think about, ‘can I get away before I kill this person?’” Stand Your Ground laws promote gun ownership, promote vigilantism, hamper investigations, stymie prosecutors, confuse judges, confuse juries, and make all of us less safe. Our legal system needs to be about justice. Richard O. Schwab was associate head of school, and middle school head, Cincinnati Country Day School. He is founder of Glendale Organizing For America Community Team.

CH@TROOM Oct. 2 question Congress has passed an exemption from federal law to allow the Delta Queen to once again operate as an overnight passenger vessel. Would you feel safe as a passenger on the Delta Queen? Why or why not?

“I would feel safe aboard the Delta Queen on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. Compare the DQ’s safety record versus the Ocean-going Carnival cruise liners with thousand of passengers on board. Granted the DQ is wood, but at least land is in site 100 percent of the time and there are not any Somali pirates (Indian Ocean), ice bergs (Titanic) or cowardly captains (Costa Concordia). It will be great to see the Delta Queen back in the Queen City at the New Banks. Hopefully The Belle of Louisville will be here to race the DQ again for opening day. I will look forward to that overhead picture (from a blimp) and all the politicians there taking credit. They may outnumber the passengers. Go figure!” T.D.T.

“I would love to be a passenger on the Delta Queen if the cost wasn't so exorbitant. I think it's great that the Delta Queen is still in operation to remind us of our past mode of transportation that didn't involve cars.” E.E.C.

“I would feel more safe on the Delta Queen, for if were to sink, at least you could swim to shore. If I were to ride with the government, I think we just keep sinking and no way to be saved.” D.J. “Why not? The Delta Queen still appears as a sound vessel, and I am certain all mainte-

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nance is up to par according to maritime and Coast Guard regulations. Yes, I would love to take a trip on this historic boat.”

waterways and the radar/sonar and other modern navigational aids, I very much doubt a fatal accident could occur due to the hull's material alone.” R.V.

“While I like adventure, the DQ is way past its prime and it was taken out of service for good reason, it is dangerous. It does not meet federal standards and Mr. Chabot is trying to make points with the old folks on the West Side by endangering them. “But the Delta Queen is due for retirement. Let her go.” J.Z.


“What part of wooden superstructure ships not being safe for overnight passengers don't we understand? This regulation was put in place for a good reason. Sentimentality is not a reasonable justification to risk people's lives.” F.S.D.

“I would feel very safe on the Delta Queen. This boat has been a long tradition on the Ohio River and a true spirit for the city of Cincinnati. The company that owns the Queen has taken very good care of it. Ed Seurkamp

“I remember this same battle being waged over 40 years ago and several times in the interim. I have no idea why Congress cannot resolve this matter once and for all. “I would love the opportunity to take a lengthy cruise on the Queen, confident the crew is well-trained and the boat is equipped with adequate safety gear. “The whole issue in the past was the wooden hull of this vessel. With the lock systems on the

Sept. 25 question Should college athletes be paid? If so, now much? If not, why not?

“Division 1 (FBS) athletes on full scholarship get room, board, meals, tuition and books. These scholarships can last up to five years; so far so good. However the Scholarships can be withdrawn or renewed on a yearly basis. Not all athletes playing a sport have these 'full rides.’ Athletes on full rides are not allowed to work. They put in about 30 hours per week on their sport plus going to class and studying. Many athletes come from homes that can not provide spending money; they cannot sell their tickets or memorabilia. Many of these college sports (football, basketball) provide billions in revenue to the colleges via TV packages and tickets sales. I have no problem with these athletes getting some reasonable spending money. Their head coaches make millions. I am quite sure the athletic departments can spare this stipend. Go figure!” T.D.T.

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hen it comes to writing, Greater Cincinnati is home to a lot of literary and artistic talent, including the West Side. That talent will be on display during the seventh annual Books by the Banks: Cincinnati USA Book Festival event Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Duke Energy Convention Center. Area authors include: » Andrea Cheng, author of “The Year of the Baby,” lives in Avondale. » Janeen Coyle, 103.5 WGRR radio host and author of “A Pug with a Plan,” graduated from Forest Park High School. » C.F. Payne, acclaimed illustrator whose latest book is “Mousetronaut Goes to Mars,” lives in Evendale and has a studio in Sharonville. » Dan Andriacco, author of “The1895 Murder,” lives in Price Hill. » Artist Brett Harper, whose studio is in Sharonville, will join Zoe Burke, text author of “Charley Harper's What's in the Woods?: A Nature Discovery Book.” » Marjorie Celona, author of “Y,” lives in Northside. » Eric Goodman, author of “Twelfth and Race,” is a former resident of North Avondale and Glendale. » Dann Woellert, author of “The Authentic History of Cincinnati Chili,” grew up in Springfield Township and lives in Pleasant Run Farm. » Brian Klems, F&W editor and author of “Oh Boy, You’re Having a Girl: A Dad’s Survival Guide to Raising Daughters,” grew up in Price Hill and graduated from Elder. He lives in St. Bernard. » Jeff Alt, author “Get Your Kids Hiking,” lives in Glendale. » Chuck Sambuchino, F&W editor and author of “Create Your Writer Platform,” lives in Sharonville. » Leah Stewart, author of “The History of Us,” lives in Northside. » Molly Wellmann, author of “Handcrafted Cocktails,” is the co-owner of Japp’s, Neons, and the Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar. She grew up in Colerain Township. » Mary Kay Carson, author of

There will be plenty of activities for children at the Books By The Banks festival. PROVIDED

“Beyond the Solar System: Exploring Galaxies, Black Holes, Alien Planets, and More,” lives in Northside. » David Mowery, author of “Morgan’s Great Raid,” spent his childhood in White Oak, Fairfield and Dent. He graduated from Oak Hills High School, and lived in Sharonville after high school. He has lived in Batavia, and now lives in Milford. New to this year’s festival is a “Writing/Getting Published” series of panels featuring speakers and workshops throughout the day. Other activities include: book signings; author discussions; family activities in the Kids’ Corner; storybook costume characters; mascot dance party and music performances. It all takes place for free from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., in downtown Cincinnati. For directions, parking and additional information, go to

AUTHORS FOR ALL TASTES Many readers who attend Books by the Banks are hungry for great novels and interesting reads. But they also have an appetite for regional cookbooks. So what’s cooking at this year’s book festival? Come to the Duke Energy Convention Center on Saturday, Oct. 12, to find out. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. booklovers have the chance to meet 100+ local, regional and national authors, take in a variety of author book talks and panels, as well as enjoy food and cooking demos. There’s also a Kid’s Corner. It all takes place for free. Food and cookbook authors include: » Cheri Brinkman, an avid cook and history buff, is author of “Cincinnati & Soup and Cincinnati & Soup: A Second Helping,” the two bestselling local cookbook series books ever published. Her latest is “Cincinnati & Soup: Festivals and Frolics.” » Todd Kelly, executive chef at Orchids, takes readers behind the scenes revealing the high level of focus, discipline, and precision that goes into creating every dish in his book, “Todd Kelly’s Orchids at Palm Court.” » Marie Rama grew up in a family of professional chefs and great home cooks. She believes that, “cooking not only connects me to my family but also to people I’ve never met. Every recipe I test makes me imagine the cook who will someday buy my book.” In addition to “Bacon Nation: 125 Irresistible Recipes,” she is the co-author of” Cooking Basics for Dummies” and “Grilling for Dummies.” » Molly Wellman was voted best mixologist / bartender in the city for three consecutive years. The co-owner of Japp's, Japp's Annex, Neons in Cincinnati, Ohio and the Old Kentucky Bourbon in Covington, Kentucky, knows how to “shake and pour” with the best. Her first book is “Handcrafted Cocktails: The Mixologist’s Guide to Classic Drinks for Morning, Noon & Night.” » Michael R. Veach is an associate curator of Special Collections at The Filson and the author of “Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage.” He is a bourbon historian and a member of the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame. » Gabriella Zuccarello grew up in Padova, Italy, where she learned to cook at her mother’s side in the household kitchen. Kids Cook Italian introduces children (and their adult helpers) to Italian cuisine and language. For directions, parking and additional information, go to


Author Chuck Sambuchino of Sharonville is a regular at Books by the Banks. PROVIDED

If your family loves activities that “read fun,” there’s no better place to take them than the Books by the Banks: Cincinnati USA Book Festival. Fun activities for the entire family: » Storytime with Children’s Book Authors who will read their stories or discuss their books in person including: Bob Shea, “Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great;” Barney Saltzberg, “A Little Bit of Oomph,” Jeffrey Ebbeler, “Tiger in My Soup.” » Meet n’ Greet your favorite storybook costume characters and get your picture taken with them: Clifford the Big Red Dog, Maisy, Wild Thing, Pete the Cat, Nate the Great, Ladybug Girl, The Berenstain Bears, and more. » Popular library mascots: Rufus the Library Reading Dog, Red the Library Card, Browser, Shakespurr the Lion, and Joseph-Beth Booksellers’s new mascot J. B. Book » Other fun stuff … Prformances by Thaddeus Rex, creator of “Read Like a Rockstar.” Test your smarts with BrainQuest. Join in a mascot dance party. Get a Balloon animal. Get your face painted. Make ’n’ Take arts and crafts.

CHILDREN’S BOOK AUTHORS & ILLUSTRATORS » Tim Bowers has illustrated more than 30 books including the New York Times bestseller, “Dream Big, Little Pig!,” written by Kristi Yamaguchi, and “Dinosaur Pet” by Neil & Marc Sedaka. His latest is “Memoirs of a Hamster.” » Janeen Coyle is a WGRR radio host and advocate of the Hamilton County SPCA. Coyle and her husband, Chris, also host a weekly segment “Frank’s Friend,” highlighting dogs and cats for adoption. Her book is “A Pug with a Plan.” » Jeffrey Ebbeler has been creating award-winning children’s books for over 10 years and has illustrated nearly 40 picture books. His latest book is “Tiger in My Soup.” Ebbeler is also the illustrator of this year’s Books by the Banks poster. » Will Hillenbrand has written and illustrated many picture books including “The Horn Book,” “Spring Is Here: The Bear and Mole Story,” Children’s author Barney and “Kite Day.” Saltzberg will sign books at Books » R. J. Palacio is the New York Times By The Banks. PROVIDED best-selling author of “Wonder,” who realized that the perfect time for her to write that novel had come after having a chance encounter with a child in front of an ice cream store. » C.F. Payne is a widely acclaimed artist/illustrator whose artwork has graced the covers of Time Magazine, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times and more. His latest book is “Mousetronaut Goes to Mars.” » Barney Saltzberg is the author and illustrator of “Beautiful Oops!,” “Good Egg,” the bestselling “Touch and Feel Kisses” and nearly 40 other children’s books. His latest book is “A Little Bit of Oomph!” » Bob Shea is the author/illustrator of picture books, such as “Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great,” and four books from the Dinosaur series.



issues that arise when adult children and parents decide to live together under one roof, whether for the short or long haul. Ages 18 and up. Free. Reservations required. 51-9315777; Finneytown.

Bars/Clubs Bike Night, 5 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, 3737 Stonecreek Blvd., Includes music. Benefits weekly local charity. Free. 923-9464; Colerain Township.


Community Dance Team Jeff Anderson Line Dancing, 6-7 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Line dancing fitness party. Ages 18 and up. $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township. Sunshine Squares: Square Dance Class Enrollment, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Forest Park Activity Center, 651 W. Sharon Road, Low impact activity will improve your mind, body and spirit. Come 15 minutes early to register. Ages 9 and up. $5. 232-1303. Forest Park.

Drink Tastings Taste for a Cause, 6-8 p.m., College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road, Corona Room at Seton Center. Taste five wines. Includes appetizers. Basket raffle and door prizes. Sponsorship levels available. Ages 21 and up. Benefits The Women’s Connection. $25. 471-4673; Delhi Township.

Exercise Classes Hatha Yoga, 10-11 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Bring mat and engage in stretching, breathing and relaxing techniques. $6. 741-8802; Colerain Township. Flex Silver Sneakers Exercise Class, 9:30-10 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Instructor-led, mixing core, strength and cardio. Ages 65 and up. $3. 923-5050; Colerain Township. Zumba Gold, 9-10 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Community-oriented dance-fitness class to provide modified, low-impact moves for active older adults. $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Farmers Market College Hill Farm Market, 3-6:30 p.m., College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave., Variety of local, healthful foods. Strawberries and wide variety of summer produce. Food truck, music and special events. 542-0007; College Hill.

Holiday - Halloween Halloween Nights, 6-10 p.m., Parky’s Farm, 10037 Daly Road, See tens of thousands of lights, displays and the Hardly Haunted House, take a wagon ride through the Spooky Hollow Ghost Town, and enjoy Creepy Campfires and other live entertainment. $7, free children under 2; $6 if pre-ordered online; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Springfield Township.

Seminars How to Change Yourself and How to Change Others, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Learn hands-on techniques for creating change during upbeat and positive workshop for learning “magic” processes that help improve yourself and enhance your relationships. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.

Senior Citizens Movement Class for Seniors, 11 a.m.-noon, Guenthner Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, $6, first class free. 923-1700; Monfort Heights.

Support Groups GrandFamilies: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, 1011:30 a.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Support and resources for parenting the second time around. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.

FRIDAY, OCT. 11 Farmers Market Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, 3820 Westwood Northern Blvd., Locally produced food items. Free. 481-1914; Cheviot.

Community Dance

Halloween Nights has returned to Parky’s Farm, 10037 Daly Road, from 6-10 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays through Oct. 27. The family-friendly event is $7 per person, free for children 23 months and younger. Purchase tickets at and receive $1 off admission and access to the online ticket entrance. A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle is required to enter the park. For more information, visit or call 521-7275.FILE PHOTO

Holiday - Halloween Halloween Nights, 6-10 p.m., Parky’s Farm, $7, free children under 2; $6 if pre-ordered online; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Springfield Township. Pumpkin Patch Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Parky’s Farm, 10037 Daly Road, Hop on a hay ride to pick the perfect pumpkin, try squashy experiments and corny games, or play in the Playbarn. Ages 2-8. $7 children, $3 adults. 521-7275; Springfield Township.

On Stage - Theater Clue and Clue Jr., 7 p.m. (Young adult cast), Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, 3017 Harrison Ave., Who-dunnit mystery based on hit film starring Tim Curry. $10, $8 students, $6. Ages 10 and under. 702-3910; Westwood.

SATURDAY, OCT. 12 Art & Craft Classes Chainmaille 101: Bracelet, 1-3 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3651 Harrison Ave., Make European 4-1 weave bracelet in beginner’s workshop. No experience necessary, all supplies included. Ages 12 and up, adult supervision required. Ages 11 and under. $35. 225-8441; Cheviot.

Benefits Party for Police Officer Ingrid Weber, 6 p.m.-1 a.m., Cheviot Memorial Fieldhouse, 3729 Robb Ave., Includes music by Carl G and Howl’n Maxx, draft beer, refreshments, food and entry for door prize. Benefits Cincinnati police officer who had tumor removed from her throat, diagnosed as anaplastic thyroid stage 4 cancer, and will undergo many rounds of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. $10. 706-8397. Cheviot.

Community Dance Skirts and Shirts Square Dance Club, 7:30 p.m., John Wesley United Methodist Church, 1927 W. Kemper Road, Western Style Square Dance Club for experienced square and round dancers. Plus level squares and up to phase III round dancing. $5. 929-2427; Springfield Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Kids Dance Fitness Class, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Great Commission Bible Church, 10200 Hamilton Ave., Family Life Center. Healthy program featuring explosion of music, dance and energy. Ages 4-12. $4. 851-4946. Mount Healthy.

Festivals Black Walnut Weekend, Noon-4 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Ellenwood Nature Barn. Celebrate autumn’s walnut harvest with food samples, hikes, crafts, games and entertainment. Husk small quantities of nuts for a fee. Shelled nuts will be available for purchase. Dress for weather. Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Colerain Township. Harvest Fest, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sayler Park Town Square, Between Gracely Drive and Parkland Avenue, Music, food, crafts, face painting, mums, raffles, pumpkins and more. Free. 941-3153. Sayler Park.

Garden Clubs Hillside Community Garden Regular Gardening Day, 9

a.m.-noon, Hillside Community Garden, 5701 Delhi Road, Garden together in unique hillside edible garden. All experience levels welcome. Dress for weather and bring water to drink. Work gloves and boots recommended. Other useful items are pruning shears and shovels. Free. Through Nov. 2. 400-4511; Delhi Township.

Holiday - Halloween Halloween Nights, 6-10 p.m., Parky’s Farm, $7, free children under 2; $6 if pre-ordered online; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Springfield Township.

Home & Garden Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District Yard Trimmings Drop-Off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, Hamilton County residents can drop off yard trimmings for free. Free. 598-3089; Green Township. Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District Yard Trimmings Drop-Off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, 3800 Struble Road, Hamilton County residents can drop off yard trimmings for free. Free. 851-0122; Colerain Township.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke with DJ Doc, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, 3737 Stonecreek Blvd., Free. 923-9464. Colerain Township.

Music - Rock

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Holiday - Halloween Halloween Nights, 6-10 p.m., Parky’s Farm, $7, free children under 2; $6 if pre-ordered online; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Springfield Township.

Home & Garden Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District Yard Trimmings Drop-Off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free. 598-3089; Green Township. Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District Yard Trimmings Drop-Off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, Free. 851-0122; Colerain Township.

Literary - Signings Cheri Brinkman, 1-4 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Nature’s Niche Gift Shop. Author discusses and signs “Cincinnati and Soup: Festivals and Frolics.” Free. 923-3665. Colerain Township.

On Stage - Theater

Raw Oyster, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Club Trio Lounge, 5744 Springdale Road, Free. 385-1005; Colerain Township.

Clue and Clue Jr., 5:30 p.m. (Teen cast), Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, $10, $8 students, $6. Ages 10 and under. 702-3910; Westwood.

On Stage - Theater


Clue and Clue Jr., 2 p.m. (Junior cast) and 7 p.m. (Adult cast), Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, $10, $8 students, $6. Ages 10 and under. 702-3910; Westwood.

Warren Wells Preserve Hike, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Register online by Oct. 10. Strenuous off-trail hike into a state-dedicated nature preserve, the “back country” of Winton Woods. Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Springfield Township. Turkey Shoot, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., VFW Post 7340 Charles R. Gailey, 8326 Brownsway Lane, Includes shoots for turkey, ham, bacon, ribs and cash. Food and refreshments available. 521-7340. Colerain Township. Yuengling Classic Car CruiseIn, 4-9 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, 3737 Stonecreek Blvd., With giveaways including Yuengling tool box. DJ provided by Big Daddy Walker Productions. Free. 923-9464; Colerain Township.

Shopping College Hill Rummage Sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., First United Church of Christ, 5808 Glenview Ave., Clothes, housewares, toys, books and more. Bag sale at noon. 541-7302, ext. 14. College Hill.

SUNDAY, OCT. 13 Art & Craft Classes Beginning Knitting, 3-4:30 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3651 Harrison Ave., Learn basics of casting on, knit and purl stitches and casting off. $10. 225-8441; Cheviot.

Exercise Classes Yoga, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Strengthen, stretch and tone with gentle postures that release tension rand support the integrity of the spine. Family friendly. $7 walk-in; $120 for 10 classes. 923-1700; Monfort Heights. Leslie Sansone’s Walk Live, 2:15-3 p.m., Greater Emanuel Apostolic Temple, 1150 West Galbraith Road, Lower level. One-mile walk in powerful, low-impact, indoor, aerobic workout. Free. 324-6173. North College Hill.

Festivals Black Walnut Weekend, Noon-4 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Music by Jake Speed & The Freddies 12:30-3:30 p.m. Free, vehicle permit re-

MONDAY, OCT. 14 Art & Craft Classes Stained Glass Make It and Take It, 6:30-9 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3651 Harrison Ave., Learn basic skills of cutting glass, foil wrap and how to use simple welding iron to make stained glass item of your choosing. All supplies included. $25. 225-8441; Cheviot.

Clubs & Organizations Monthly Business Meeting, 11 a.m.-noon, Mount Healthy Christian Village, 8097 Hamilton Ave., Free. 923-1985; Mount Healthy.

Community Dance Royal Rounds, 7:30 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, 21 Cromwell Road, Phase

III-V round dance club for experienced dancers. Ballroom figures: waltz, two-step, cha cha, rumba, tango and bolero. $6. 929-2427. Greenhills. Unicorners Singles Square Dance Club, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Experienced Western-style square dancers and round dancers. Singles and couples welcome. $5. 929-2427. Mount Healthy.

Exercise Classes Pilates Class, 11 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Improve strength, flexibility, balance, control and muscular symmetry. Instructor Celine Kirby leads core-strengthening exercises using bands and weights. Bring yoga mat. $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township. Cardio Dance Party, 7:45-8:45 p.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, 880 Compton Road, Incorporates variety of dance styles, including jazz, hip hop, Latin, jive and more danced to popular music. $10. Registration required. 617-9498; Springfield Township. Gentle Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, 7 p.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, Moving meditation, increasing strength and flexibility, allowing for calming of mind and refreshing of spirit. Bring mat. $35 five-class pass; $8 drop-In. 675-2725; Delhi Township.

Music - Blues Blues and Jazz Jam, 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Poor Michael’s, 11938 Hamilton Ave., Featuring rotating musicians each week. Free. 825-9958. Springfield Township.

Continentals Round Dance Club, 2 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Phase III-V level round dance club. $6. 929-2427. Mount Healthy. Team Jeff Anderson Line Dancing, 6-7 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Gold, 9-10 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Farmers Market Sayler Park Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m., Nelson Sayler Memorial Park, Parkland Avenue and Monitor Street, Farmers Market with home-grown items like fruits, vegetables, desserts, salsas, relishes, jam and olive oil. 675-0496. Sayler Park.

Health / Wellness Pre-Diabetes Class, 1-3 p.m., Mercy Hospital Mount Airy, 2446 Kipling Ave., Information on making healthy food choices, exercise and blood sugar control and monitoring blood sugar levels. $20. 956-3729; Mount Airy.

Senior Citizens Downton Abbey, 10 p.m., North College Hill Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Ave., Showing episode of popular PBS show about an English Estate and its residents at the turn of the 20th century. Tea and cookies during the show. Showings will continue based upon popularity. For seniors. Free. 521-3462. North College Hill.

Support Groups Finding Your Way through Loss, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Everyone experiences loss and grief, according to author Dan Moseley, who provides our fresh approach to the heartache of grief. Experienced leaders support and walk with you toward the “new normal.” Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown. Alzheimer’s Association Family Support Group, 2 p.m., Greenhills Municipal Building, 11000 Winton Road, Open to family and/or caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Free. 6051000; Greenhills.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16 Auctions

Job Search Seminar, 1:30-3 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Weekly speakers advise job seekers on how to conduct an effective job search. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.

Quarter Auction, 6:30-9 p.m., American Legion Post 534 Chambers-Hautman-Budde, 4618 River Road, Delhi Diva vendors. Participating vendors include: Silpada, Tupperware, 31, Premier, Miche and more. Special raffle table featured. Hot sandwiches, snacks, soda/beer available for purchase. Benefits Cincy Walks Team Rev It Up 4 CCF. $1 per paddle. 636-2075. Riverside.

Senior Citizens

Clubs & Organizations

Movement Class for Seniors, 11 a.m.-noon, Guenthner Physical Therapy, $6, first class free. 923-1700; Monfort Heights.

Pioneer Antique & Hobby Association Monthly Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Nathanael Greene Lodge, 6394 Wesselman Road, Mulberry Room. David Day speaks about “Vanishing Cincinnati.” Guests welcome. 451-4822. Green Township.


Support Groups Made to Crave, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Reach your healthy goals and grow closer to God through the process. Helpful companion to use alongside whatever healthy eating approach you choose. Free. 931-5777. Finneytown. Divorce Support Group, 7-9 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Information on getting over loss of partner, grief over being single, giving up unrealistic expectations that lead to unneeded guilt and frustration, developing strong support system and sources of self-esteem. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown. Under One Roof Again, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Find support and strategies for managing

Exercise Classes Yoga, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, $7 walk-in; $120 for 10 classes. 923-1700; Monfort Heights. Gentle Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnection, $35 five-class pass; $8 drop-In. 675-2725; Delhi Township. Zumba Toning, 7:15 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Targeted body sculpting exercises and high energy cardio work. Bring a mat or towel, and a water bottle. $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township.



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Easy antipasto

Need a stunning and delicious appetizer? An antipasto tray fills the bill. It is not only appealing to the eye, but there’s something on the tray for everybody. Go to your olive bar and ask lots of questions. I went to the Eastgate Jungle Jim’s olive bar and was able to sample whatever I wanted. This will help in choosing the right ingredients for your budget and guests. I did choose olives without pits. Since prosciutto is expensive, I bought a few slices to garnish and folded them over on top of the antipasto. I also sprinkled a can of chickpeas on top. The nice thing about this recipe is that it can be assembled a day ahead. For the sauce, I use Caesar salad dressing with fresh herbs stirred in. I drizzle the dressing on right before I serve it.

My favorite two-way brisket

Brisket is a cut of meat from the lower chest or breast of beef. It is amazingly flavorful, but tough, so slow cooking is a must. Either way you cook this – in the oven or in a slow cooker – the brisket turns out tender and so delicious. Serve with mashed potatoes or noodles.

3 pounds beef brisket 2 cups chili sauce 1 cup brown sugar, packed 1 cup beef broth 1 very large onion, sliced 1 ⁄4 teaspoon ground cloves 3 bay leaves Salt and pepper to taste

Oven: Preheat oven to

325 degrees. Combine chili sauce, sugar and broth. Pour about half of this in the bottom of roasting pan. Place brisket on sauce, fat side up. Distribute onion, cloves and bay leaves over brisket. Pour rest of sauce over. Cover and bake 50-55 minutes per pound or until meat is fork tender. Remove brisket from pan and remove bay leaves and whole cloves. Cut brisket across the grain. Skim off any fat from top of sauce. Pour sauce over brisket (or put sauce in refrigerator overnight and the fat will congeal on top for easy removal. Then reheat with brisket in 375 degree oven, covered, or in microwave). Slow cooker: I like to cook mine 9-12 hours or so on low, until meltingly tender.

time to get the knife sharpened professionally.

Coming soon

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Perfectly grilled salmon/seafood following the 70/30 rule Have the grill hot, lightly brush both sides of fish with oil, and start grilling skin side up with the grill closed. (Or put a disposable pan over the fish). Leave it alone until about 70 percent of the fish is done on first side. You’ll know it by the looks and also if it will release easily. This allows fish to form a nice crust. Turn it and finish cooking. The rule of about 7-10 minutes per inch of thickness works, also. Start with 7 minutes and go from there.

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Honing steels: “My honing/knife steel doesn’t work anymore. Should I replace it?” Run your thumbnail around the circumference of the tool. If you can still feel grooves, your steel is still useful. It is magnetized to pick up microscopic fillings that come off the knife’s blade. It’s a good idea to rub the steel with a cloth after use so grooves don’t get clogged. Now unless the honer has diamond chips in it, most steels won’t sharpen a dull knife (they restore the knife’s bite by straightening the microscopic “teeth” at the edge that fold with use). Now even if your honing steel is in good condition, sometimes a knife doesn’t respond to honing. If that happens, it’s

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Beware of e-mail, internet scammers These days scammers have taken to the internet to steal your money with fake emails, fraudulent websites and misleading sales offers. While internet scams are numerous, several consumers still report receiving scams through the mail. A Fort Thomas man wrote me about a credit

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that was also promised. The 74-year-old man says he’s on a fixed income so the loss of all that money hit him pretty hard. Although he paid by check and contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Trade Commission, he was told nothing could be done to recover his money. Such scams are very popular so remember never send money to someone who promises to loan you money or extend credit. A Hyde Park woman wrote me to say she knew immediately the letter she received was a scam. It allegedly came from Publishers Clearing House and used the company’s real address. The $1.5 million she was told she won was anything but real. She knew not to bother calling the long distance phone number given to claim her winnings. A Wyoming woman received a letter telling her she qualified for an award of two round-trip airline tickets. She suspected it was a scam because there was no return address and the letter had bad punctuation. So she too was told to call a phone number to claim her prize, allegedly valued at nearly $1,400. Better Business Bureau says this is just a phishing scam intending to steal people’s personal information. This woman never entered a contest to receive this award of two free airline tickets plus two nights a major hotel.

Fortunately, just like the Hyde Park woman, the Wyoming woman didn’t call the Howard number Ain and says HEY HOWARD! she wants to warn others about this scam. Many people across the nation have received this letter. One person who called was told they first had to attend a timeshare sales presentation before they could receive the tickets they won. Another person who called was told they had to give their credit card number over the phone. One of the most frequent scams I’ve run into involves criminals sending you what appears to be a real check for thousands of dollars. You’re supposed to deposit the check, keep some of the money, then wire the rest to the sender. Unfortunately, many consumers learn too late that the check they received in the mail is phony – and now they’re on the hook to repay the bank for the good money they wired to the criminals. Bottom line, the mail is still full of scams these days so you have to beware. Howard Ain’s column appears bi-weekly in the Community Press newspapers. He appears regularly as the Troubleshooter on WKRC-TV Local 12 News. Email him at

House of Santa Mouse begins Oct. 17 The House of Santa Mouse, a juried show of many different crafters and artists in a range of specialties, is scheduled for Oct.17-Oct.19 at12191 Mill Road, Pleasant Run. Quilted items are a favorite, along with glass art for the home and entertaining. Mosaic gifts and hand painted items are featured in a large assortment of shapes and sizes. There are also many ideas for everyone on your gift list, such as lotions, crèmes, handbags, hats, scarves sure to please. The event will kick off 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday with its annual wine and appetizers along with the preview of the show for a small admission fee. Ad-

Margaret Neff, co-chairman of the House of Santa Mouse art show, and Karen Cowden at a recent planning session. PROVIDED

mission is free for both Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with home baked goods and a cafe for hungry shoppers.

Applications available for Clean Ohio grants The Hamilton County Natural Resource Assistance Council will be accepting applications for Round 8 of the Clean Ohio Fund – Green Space Conservation Program grant funding. The Clean Ohio Green Space Conservation Program provides grants for up to 75 percent of the estimated eligible costs for projects that meet the following project criteria: Open space acquisition and related preservation enhancements of those open spaces, including the acquisition


of conservation easements. Protection and enhancement of riparian corridors or watersheds, including the protection of streams, rivers, lakes and other bodies of water. Applications and instructions can be found at or A program application training session will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Winton Centre auditorium in Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231.

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Lifestyle expert to speak at Antiques Festival The 48th Annual Cincinnati Art & Antiques Festival benefitting Convalescent Hospital for Children, Children’s Hospital Medical Center will be Oct. 11-Oct. 13 at the Sharonville Convention Year. This year will feature a sizzling blend of items with exciting new categories of antiques including garden antiques, antique photos, estate and vintage jewelry and the introduction of mid century modern to the already popular and traditional ones. Show hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, parking is complimentary and tickets are $10 for the three-day event. This year’s show will present Cincinnati Interior Designers’ “Walk through Time Exhibit" a well as an antique and classic boat

exhibit, the festival treasures and a raffle. The fun begins 6 p.m. to 9 p.m Thursday, Oct. 10, with the exceptional art and antiques at the preview party. Join the Association of Volunteers and be the first to view the high quality fine art and antiques from the 18th century to mid 20th century. Enjoy a delicious buffet, music and visit with our fabulous dealers. Chair of the preview party is Shelley Goering of Indian Hill. Tickets are $125. » Friday, Oct 11: Lecture, box lunch and book singing with acclaimed lifestyle expert Danielle Rollins and author of bestseller “Soirée Entertaining with Style.” She will share her uniquely chic view on gracious living and stylish entertain-


ing. There will be a book signing immediately following the lecture. Rollins is also a contributing editor for Veranda, and lifestyle editor for, and is known for reinventing time-honored traditions for contemporary living. Jennifer Moriarty of Terrace Park is chairman of the Lecture. Committee includes, Sarah Zawaley and Kendra Black of Mariemont and Shannon Rudnicki of Symmes Township. Tickets are $ 50. Lecture is at 11 am with luncheon following. To make reservations for the preview party or lecture, visit or call 513-561-9050. Proceeds will continue to support Cincinnati Children’s College Hill campus.



Secluded on 29 private acres, The Hammond North Condominium rises majestically over Greater Cincinnati. Spacious, welldesigned units feature large rooms, picture windows with magnificent views, and abundant storage. Extensive facilities include heated pool, party room, fitness center, game rooms, wood trail, and attached garage parking for each unit. Renowned services include 24-hour doorman, full-time manager, receptionist, in-house maintenance staff, and available maid and valet. We are proud to present a small but varied collection of prime units. Our selection includes an easy-living, 1-bedroom unit for $49,900, a beautiful 2-bedroom unit with garden balcony for $68,900, and magnificent, 2000+ square foot, 3-bedroom units priced from $92,900. Discover the luxury, security, and incomparable value of The Hammond North today! Come to our Open House or call Ed Detzel to schedule your private tour. Prime units still available! Call (513) 541-5800 5300 Hamilton Ave—just south of Belmont Ave.

Woodlawn hosts Carvers Guild annual show The Cincinnati Carvers Guild will hold its 41st annual woodcarving show Oct. 12-13 at the Woodlawn Community Center/National Guard Facility, 10050 Woodlawn Blvd. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct.12, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13. Admission is $5; free admission to armed forces personnel, Scouts in uniform and children under 12-yearsold. Exhibitors will answer questions about how a carving was done and, at your request, demonstrate carving and tool

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MERCY HEALTH - WEST HOSPITAL COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19TH, 10 A.M. – 3 P.M. PARKING AT LA SALLE HIGH SCHOOL, 3091 NORTH BEND RD. Join us at the West Hospital Community Open House to meet some of the area’s finest physicians and clinicians, and tour many areas including the Family Birthing Center and Emergency Department. View our new state-of-the-art DaVinci surgical robot, Hybrid Operating Rooms and Auditorium. Experience the innovative patient and family-centered amenities, including Ohio’s largest green roof, chapel and private patient rooms. Enjoy performances by community groups and schools, as well as activities for all ages. Shuttles will be available continuously to take you to and from the hospital. For more information, visit

Parking at La Salle High School. Take 275 to the North Bend Road exit. Proceed north on North Bend Road to the intersection of North Bend and Cheviot Roads (Kroger will be on your right). Stay in the right lane, turn right on North Bend Road and follow to La Salle High School (located on the right) at 3091 North Bend Road.

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POLICE REPORTS Arrests/citations Michael Scott, born 1985, disorderly conduct, Sept. 18. Gerry D. Williams, born 1978, excessive sound, Sept. 21. Cornelius Henry, born 1990, aggravated menacing, assault, Sept. 23. Nicole Georgette Faulk, born 1985, assault, disorderly conduct, Sept. 23. Chaz Chichester, born 1992, carrying concealed weapons, discharging firearms, firearm in motor vehicle, Sept. 24. Tyreesha Suggs, born 1994, after hours in park, Sept. 24. David I. Drew, born 1979, domestic violence, Sept. 25. David Jeff Mirick, born 1977, possession of drug parapherna-

lia, Sept. 25. Riley Austin, born 1977, possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking, Sept. 25. Rolando Brooks, born 1989, domestic violence, Sept. 25. Sheldon Robinson, born 1977, assault, Sept. 25. Brandon Johnson, born 1981, violation of a temporary protection order, Sept. 26. Brandon Little, born 1986, carrying concealed weapons, firearm in motor vehicle, having a weapon under disability, misdemeanor drug possession, permitting drug abuse, Sept. 26. Perry Amison, born 1962, domestic violence, Sept. 26. John L. Derrico, born 1989, disorderly conduct, Sept. 27. Ciera A. Williams, born 1992, disorderly conduct, menacing,

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The 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 Marc Waldeck, 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. obstructing official business, Sept. 29. Michelle Martin, born 1969, domestic violence, Sept. 29.


Aggravated robbery 5560 Colerain Ave., Sept. 19. 1260 W. Galbraith Road, Sept. 23. Assault 2564 Kipling Ave., Sept. 23. 5379 Bahama Terrace, Sept. 23.


2626 Chesterfield Court, Sept. 26. 5000 Colerain Ave., Sept. 26. Burglary 4903 Hawaiian Terrace, Sept. 19. 2960 Highforest Lane, Sept. 20. 1012 Hillcrest Road, Sept. 23. 1519 W. North Bend Road, Sept. 23. 5424 Hamilton Ave., Sept. 23. 5956 Belmont Ave., Sept. 23. 2635 Kipling Ave., Sept. 23. 5502 Fox Road, Sept. 23. 5904 Cary Ave., Sept. 24. Criminal damaging/endangering 4972 Hawaiian Terrace, Sept. 18. 1805 Larch Ave., Sept. 20. 1170 Atwood Ave., Sept. 21. 859 W. North Bend Road, Sept. 22. 2709 Hillvista Lane, Sept. 23. 5096 Hawaiian Terrace, Sept. 24. 2365 W. North Bend Road, Sept. 25. Domestic violence Reported on St. Elmo Avenue, Sept. 19. Reported on Hamilton Avenue, Sept. 20. Reported on Rack Court, Sept. 22. Reported on Bahama Terrace, Sept. 24. Reported on Hawaiian Terrace, Sept. 27. Misuse of credit card 1902 Savannah Way, Sept. 27. Robbery 1198 W. Galbraith Road, Sept. 24. Theft 6840 Hamilton Ave., Sept. 19. 5843 St. Elmo Ave., Sept. 20. 5571 Colerain Ave., Sept. 20. 5804 Hamilton Ave., Sept. 21. 5747 Colerain Ave., Sept. 21. 859 W. North Bend Road, Sept. 22. 5500 Colerain Ave., Sept. 23. 1714 Cedar Ave., Sept. 24. 2385 Van Leunen Drive, Sept. 24. 5800 Salvia Ave., Sept. 25. 5571 Colerain Ave., Sept. 29. Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle 6310 Savannah Ave., Sept. 26.

violation at 690 Fresno, Sept. 11. Courtheas Gatewood, 36, 1833 Lincrest, domestic violence, Sept. 11.

Incidents/reports Aggravated menacing Victim threatened at 1882 Lincrest, Sept. 11. Breaking and entering Victim reported vehicle removed at 500 W. Sharon Road, Sept. 12. Criminal damaging Vehicle window damaged at 516 Bessinger, Sept. 13. Theft Vehicle removed at 78 Versailles, Sept. 12. Victim removed at 623 Dewdrop, Sept. 11. Purse and cash of unknown value removed at 607 Dewdrop, Sept. 12. Victim reported vehicle removed at 11600 Passage Way, Sept. 13. Vehicle removed at 11755 Norbourne, Sept. 14. Victim reported vehicle removed at Frazier Park, Sept. 13. Copper elements of unknown value removed at 600 Cincinnati Mills, Sept. 11. Theft of motor vehicle Vehicle removed at 78 Versailles, Sept. 11.

MOUNT HEALTHY Arrests/citations Sean Compton, 20, 2743 Springdale, drug abuse, Sept. 14. Orlando Bush, 25, 1281 Norman Ave., drug abuse, Sept. 13. Juvenile male, 17, assault, Sept. 13. Marco Grissom, 26, 11075 Nuess Ave., drug abuse, Sept. 13.

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Devon Trotter, 26, 1714 Race Road, theft, Sept. 17. Eugene Sweeten, 29, 6622 Simpson Ave., theft, Sept. 17. Juvenile female, 14, assault, Sept. 18.



Juvenile female, 12, assault, Sept. 10. Juvenile female, 16, curfew

Assault Victim struck at 1839 W. Galbraith, Sept. 14. Burglary Residence entered and $10 removed at 7200 Pippin Road, Sept. 11. Vehicle parts valued at $3,000 removed at 1607 W. Belmar, Sept. 14. Theft Vehicle removed at 6840 Hamilton Ave., Sept. 18. Dog of unknown value removed at 1476 Foxwood Drive, Sept. 12. Shopping cart of unknown value removed at 7132 Hamilton Ave., Sept. 12. Vehicle removed at 6840 Hamilton Ave., Sept. 16. Vehicle taken at 1621 Joseph Court, Sept. 12.

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The Rev. Frank Niehaus The Rev. Francis “Frank” H. Niehaus, 84, died Sept. 26. He was ordained in 1955 and served as pastor or assistant pastor at St. Aloysius-on-theOhio, St. Louis, St. William, St. Vincent de Paul, St. Aloysius, St. Veronica and St. Elizabeth parishes, founding pastor of Good Shepherd, a teacher at Elder and Mother of Mercy high school, director of St. Joseph Orphanage and supervisor of cemeteries for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Services were Sept. 28 at Good Shepherd Church.

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6249 Aspen Ave.: Ross, Holly to Ludwick, Kristen; $139,500. 6300 Aspen Way: Walton, Denise R. to Wells Fargo Bank NA; $42,000. 6024 Connecticut Court: Rebound Properties LLC to Dinberu Inc.; $25,500. 5300 Hamilton Ave.: Snyder, Eleanor E. Tr. to McBride, Mark E. & Diana H.; $82,900. 6111 Kingsford Drive: Malone, Beverly M. to Larkin, Alisa; $46,000.


847 Fairborn Road: Burnett, Brian & Mia William-Burnett to VBOH Annex LLC ; $38,000. 794 Hinton Place: Burke, Michael P. to Cobblestone Street LLC ; $31,500. 11412 Lyncross Drive: Home CPR LLC to Green, Andre & Cynthia; $123,000. 1525 Nathanial Drive: Killens, Sherri L. to Fernando, Ravi & Penda Konate; $107,000. 11509 Raphael Place: Basler & Hecker Buildings LLC to Smith, Valerie R. & Khadim Mbacke; $78,725.


329 Ingram Road: Hoffman, Donald R. to General Electric Credit Union; $54,000. 357 Ingram Road: Humphreys, William R. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $56,000.


5638 Buttercup Lane: Scott, Alan V. to GMAC Mortgage LLC ; $56,000.

LLC ; $18,500. 1834 Waltham Ave.: Urton, Jamie Neil to Federal Home Loan Mortgag Corp.; $32,000.

NA; $48,000. 8501 Bobolink Drive: Lozier, Joann T. to Strickland, Angela; $60,000. 2023 Dallas Ave.: Royse Investments LLC to Beaird One LLC; $32,000. 2023 Dallas Ave.: Cheviot Savings Bank to Royse Investments LLC; $27,000. 6816 Tarawa Drive: McGuire, Tracey A. to Bank of New York Mellon T.; $28,000. 1490 Foxwood Drive: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to Jomat Properties LLC; $48,500. 1288 Galbraith Road: Lund, Mahlon J. to Wolf, Garen II; $28,600. 2029 Galbraith Road: Baker, Deborah to Federal Home Loan Mortgag Corp.; $40,000. 6588 Parrish Ave.: Snow, Ulysses R. to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr.; $44,000. 1314 Telford Ave.: Kattelman, William R. to VBOH Annex LLC;

$39,300. 1918 Cordova Ave.: Lockhart, Jimmie L. to HSBC Bank USA NA; $28,000. 1923 Cordova Ave.: Cincinnati Revitalization LLC to Wilmanns, Tom; $37,500. 1833 De Armand Ave.: Smith, Toni D. to Morris, Sherman; $22,100. 6503 Hamilton Ave.: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to Leonardi, Renato Deborah M.; $25,000. 1940 Sundale Ave.: Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity to Hudson, Faith; $64,000. 2004 Sundale Ave.: Dennler, Mark to Palumbo, Monica; $60,000. 1721 Waltham Ave.: Burnham, Robert E. II to Citimortgage Inc.; $42,000. 6525 Betts Ave.: Taylor, Charlene to Bank of New York Mellon T.; $34,000. 6602 Betts Ave.: Sullivan, Leroy to Citifinancial Inc.; $18,000. 1530 Clovernoll Drive: Shaw, Elizabeth to Equity Trust Co. Custodian FBO Todd Amend; $58,000. 6829 Richard Ave.: Cincy Creative Homes LLC to Williams, Gerry; $89,900. 1719 Waltham Ave.: Wells Fargo Bank NA Tr. to OHCO Holdings




FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH 8580 Cheviot Rd., Colerain Twp 741-7017 Gary Jackson, Senior Pastor 9:30am Sunday School (all ages) 10:30am Sunday Morning Service Sunday Evening Service 6:30pm Wedn. Service/Awana 7:00pm RUI Addiction Recovery (Fri.) 7:00pm

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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.


1545 McMakin Ave.: Morequity Inc. to North Cincinnati Living L.; $24,500. 7354 Perry St.: Dubose, Robert E. and Judith K. to Wortman Heidi M.; $56,000. 7325 Werner Ave.: Leahy, Virginia A. to Federal Home Loan Mortgag Corp.; $74,000.


1483 Balfour Lane: Gault, Brian P. and Cara L. to Hawkins, Amanda M.; $93,000. 1611 Belmar Place: Kastrup, Stephen G. to Federal Home Loan Mortgag Corp. ; $54,000. 2021 Carpenter Drive: Eldridge, Darcas to Smith, Runette; $91,000. 6908 Kleindale Ave.: Cincinnati Sl Properties LLC to 6908 Kleindale LLC; $15,777. 1606 Marilyn Lane: Zeiser, Daniel L. to Witt, Lynette B.; $49,500. 1286 Prospect Place: Keller, Don C. to Federal Home Loan Mortgag Corp. ; $38,000. 6829 Richard Ave.: Federal National Mortgage Association to Cincy Creative Homes LLC; $60,000. 7102 Salmar Court: Federal National Mortgage Association to Darr, Robert R.; $46,600. 1527 Southridge Lane: Tolliver, William N. to Bank of America

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4451 Fields Ertel Road Cincinnati, OH 45241 (513) 769-4849

Sunday School - 10:00 am Sunday Morning - 11:00 am Sunday Evening - 6:00 pm Wednesday - 7:00 pm Evening Prayer and Bible Study Wyoming Baptist Church

(A Church For All Seasons) Burns and Waverly Avenues Cincinnati OH 45215 821.8430

Steve Cummins, Senior Pastor Sunday School..............................9:00 am Coffee & Fellowship...................10:00 am Praise & Worship........................10:30 am Visitors Welcome!

CHRISTIAN CHURCH DISCIPLES 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 8am Holy Eucharist I 9am Holy Eucharist II 11am Holy Eucharist II Child Care 9-12

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LUTHERAN Faith Lutheran LCMC 8265 Winton Rd., Finneytown

Contemporary Service 9am Traditional Service 11:00am

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

www. 513-522-3026

1553 Kinney Ave, Mt. Healthy

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

Pastor Todd A. Cutter

Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS 5921 Springdale Rd

Rev. Richard Davenport, Pastor Worship & Sunday School 10:30 a.m, Bible Study 9:15 a.m. Sundays

Classic Service and Hymnbook


United Methodist Church 10507 “Old” Colerain Ave (513) 385-7883 Rev. Mark Reuter Sunday School 9:15am Worship 10:30am - Nursery Available “Small enough to know you, Big enough to care”

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 "When God’s Spirit Moves Living in Community" 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

Friendship United Methodist Church

1025 Springfield Pike Wyoming, OH 45215 (513) 821-5725 Traditional Worship 9:30 & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 11:00am Sunday School 9:30am Nursery Care Provided Visitors Welcome!

Monfort Heights United Methodist Church


2306 Adams Creek Drive: Lyons, Leah M. to American Homes 4 Rent Properties Five LLC; $119,886. 9812 Beau Lane: Mussen, Robert & Julia to Wade, David P. & Tammy L.; $160,000. 1279 Bellune Drive: Hench, Nicholas W. & Nolan R. Shannon to Hench, Nicholas W.; $40,000. 1815 Briarrose Court: Fannie Mae to Senger, Kirt; $89,000. 9313 Bridgecreek Drive: Crawford, M. Corinne Tr. to Ramey, Rebecca D.; $75,000. 8886 Cabot Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Burnet Capital LLC; $28,000. 8886 Cabot Drive: Burnet Capital LLC to Cincinnati Neighborhood Housing Group LLC; $34,000. 9159 Cherry Blossom Lane: Crable, Earl L. to Fagaley, Katherine N. & Travis C.; $96,000. 7581 Edgemont Road: Rosbac, Joanne to Stallworth, Trinica; $88,500. 3755 Cornell Rd., Sharonville , Ohio 45241 You have a choice of Ministry: 1. Traditional Sunday Worship at 10:00 AM. Language: English Multi-cultural, multi-generational, and multi-ethnic. 2. Contemporary Sunday Worship with Freedom Church at 10:30 AM. Language: English It’s not about Religion; it’s about relationships! 3. Taiwanese Traditional Sunday Worship st 2:00 PM. Language: Taiwanese, UC Campus Fellowship on Saturdays, Saturday 4. Seventh Day Adventist Worship at 10:00 AM. Language: Spanish Loving - Caring - and Sharing God’s Word Notes: Nursery School is provided at each Worship time English as a Second Language (ESL) is taught on Saturday 10-12 AM. Various Bible Studies are available.


3682 West Fork Rd , west of North Bend Traditional Worship 8:30 & 11:00am Contemporary Worhip 9:45am

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

Nursery Available * Sunday School 513-481-8699 * www. Spiritual Checkpoint ... Bearing the Love of Christ...for you!

Mt Healthy United Methodist Church

Corner of Compton and Perry Streets 513-931-5827 Sunday School 8:45 - 9:45am Traditional Worship 10:00 - 11:00am Contemporary Gathering: Bible & Conversation 11:30 - 12:30 Nursery Available Handicap Access "Come as a guest. Leave as a friend".

Sharonville United Methodist

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

3751 Creek Rd.


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

VINEYARD CHURCH NORTHWEST Colerain Township Three Weekend Services Saturday - 5:30 pm Sunday - 9:30 & 11:15 am 9165 Round Top Road 1/4 mile south of Northgate Mall 513-385-4888 µ


Visitors Welcome

PRESBYTERIAN Northminster Presbyterian Church 703 Compton Rd., Finneytown 931-0243 Growing Faith, Sharing Hope, Showing Love Sunday Worship Schedule Traditional Services: 8:00 & 10:15am Contemporary Services: 9:00 & 11:30am Student Cafe: 10:15am Childcare Available Jeff Hosmer, Rich Jones & Nancy Ross- Zimmerman - Pastors

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

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST FLEMING ROAD United Church of Christ 691 Fleming Rd 522-2780 Rev Pat McKinney

Sunday School - All Ages - 9:15am Sunday Worship - 10:30am

Nursery Provided

St. Paul United Church of Christ 5312 Old Blue Rock Rd., off Springdale

Phone: 385-9077 Rev. Michelle Torigian Sunday Worship: 10:30am Sunday School: 9:15am Nursery Available/Handicap Access





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