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Mount Healthy Sgt. John Wert clips on the police department’s latest piece of equipment.

It’s no bigger than a cigarette lighter, but area police say their latest investigative tool is invaluable. Mount Healthy police officers have been using the micro digital video camcorder for several weeks. It clips to the front of their uniform shirt and, while small, is easily visible. The department paid $1,200 for 10 cameras using money donated by the Eagles. “I have no money in my budget to buy equipment like this,” said Police Chief Al Schaefer. “Thank goodness for donations.” Sgt. John Wert said the camera came in handy during a recent domestic violence incident. “A female was screaming for help and officers went in to investigate,” Wert said. “A subject was arrested but at court, the victim recanted her story. “We showed what the camera had recorded to the attorney and prosecutor and a trial was averted.” Police Detective Greg Nolte said the cameras have assisted him in interviews related to crime investigations.


About the size of a cigarette lighter, the new mini camcorders are proving a beneficial tool in police investigations. “It’s obviously easy to transport and ideal for interviews of subjects in jail,” Nolte said. North College Hill police Sgt. John Ferguson said his department doesn’t have the money for the cameras, so he bought his own. “It’s a valuable tool,” he said. “Not everything can be told by a cruiser camera. “The camera helps make the case and tells the story I don’t have to tell. Plus, it saves money. “If we can produce audio and video of our case, it’s likely many cases won’t be going to trial and gobbling up what might well be two to three hours of an officer’s time in a courtroom when we could be on the streets.”

School helping tsunami victims By Rob Dowdy

Winton Woods Primary North first-grade teacher Trina Baker is reaching out to the entire school in hopes of bringing some relief to a village struck by a tsunami. Baker, whose husband once lived in American Samoa, a territory of the United States in the Pacific Ocean, said she began the donation drive after the tsunami left villagers there without basic supplies. She said they need numerous items, but felt toothpaste and toothbrushes were the most appropriate for the school’s young students. Winton Woods Primary North Principal Claire Crook said Baker’s husband often volunteers at the school, so this donation drive put a face to the tragedy. “I thought it was a great oppor-

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Winton Woods Primary North is collecting toothpaste and toothbrushes for victims and relief workers in American Samoa, a territory of the United States that was hit by a tsunami. For more information on how to help, call 619-2390.

Winton Woods Primary North first-grader Kelsey McMenemy donates a tube of toothpaste to the school-wide donation drive that will benefit villages in American Samoa. tunity to help somebody they knew,” she said. Baker, who taught in American Samoa for a year, said donations have already piled up just days after the announcement by Crook

on the school’s public address system. There are several bags full of toothbrushes and toothpaste lining the wall of her class, and students add to the collection each day.

The tsunami, which hit the territory Sept. 29, left hundreds dead and many injured. Relief efforts from throughout the world continue as clean-up is under way.

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Parsons to quit as superintendent Randy Parsons, superintendent of Finneytown Local School District, has said he will retire on Jan. 1. The Board of Education will name Alan Robertson, currently assistant superintendent, as interim superintendent, with a search for a replacement to occur at a later date. “Having passed the mile-

stone of 35 years of service in education, it makes sense for me to use this opportunity to begin a new chapter,” Parsons wrote in a letter to staff. “I am proud of what we have accomplished together. Though this was a difficult decision, I look forward to having more time for my family, as well as the possibility of new personal

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Parson and professional pursuits.” School board President Laura Horn said, “Randy Parsons has served the district for the past six years. It has been an honor to work with him. He has led the district through such endeavors as an operating levy, consolidation of schools, and financial stability. “Randy has created a strong administrative team and we are confident in those members. We will miss Randy; he has been a great administrator to work with and has provided strong leadership for the district. “The board believes in Alan’s abilities to step into the position as Interim Superintendent and knows that this will be a smooth transition. Alan has worked closely with Randy and knows the workings of the district. “We feel he is the right person for the position and that the district will not notice any changes in leadership. We wish Randy well as he enters into his retirement and we thank him for his service and dedication to Finneytown local schools.”

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Greenhills to vote on road levy renewal By Heidi Fallon

Greenhills residents will decide whether to extend a 1.5-mill street levy on the Nov. 3 ballot. The five-year levy generates about $37,000 a year and can be used only for street repairs, maintenance and construction,

according to Jane Berry, municipal manager. She said the levy costs the owner of a home with a $100,000 market value $16 a year. The village has a 2009 appropriation of $224,000 for streets. Along with the levy, the village street budget receives money from gaso-

line taxes which, Berry said, is the largest revenue source estimated to bring in $116,000 this year. Without the street levy renewal, Berry said money to supplement the street budget would have to come from the village’s general fund.

Mt. Healthy levy back to voters By Jennie Key

A request from Mount Healthy City Schools for a levy renewal in November faces some major challenges: a difficult economy, other levy requests on the ballot and voter confusion about a bond levy passed in 2007. The school district is asking voters to renew a 1.39mill levy that generates $500,000 annually for the district. The issue was originally passed in 1982, and has been renewed every five years since. Since it is a renewal, it does not raise taxes. Voters rejected the levy Aug. 4, with 988 or 52 percent voting no and 910 or 48 percent voting yes. Mount Healthy City School District Superintendent David Horine says the district needs that $500,000

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projects are at or under budget.” Construction funds cannot be used for operating expenses. Horine says information is being sent to voters about the levy – not at taxpayer expense – to explain the financial situation and try to clarify the issue for voters. Horine said the board has not identified where the cuts would be made, but did say the district has made a number of significant cuts in the past five years. He said the district is solvent through the 200910 school year, but the loss of funding would make cuts necessary in the spring for the following school year. “We have to come back every five years and ask for this money again,” he said. “It’s not a raise. It’s a renewal. It doesn’t raise taxes. But we need those funds or we will have to make cuts. It’s that simple.”

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Village candidates vie for mayor, council seats

life,” he said. “I want to be part of that and continue making Greenhills a unique community.” Jeffrey Halter has lived in the village the past 17 years and is making his first election bid. “I feel with my background, I can bring ideas to help provide solutions for the village,” he said. Halter owns a design business and has taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati. He said the village budget is a top priority for him as well as attracting new businesses. Terri Treinen said she will put her passion for history and her background in architecture to use if successful in her bid for council. She has been an outspoken opponent of the village’s property acquisitions saying council “should polish what we have.” “Instead of bulldozing,

we should be assisting in drawing development to the village,” she said. “And, we Adams need to look for outside funding sources.” Vince Weseli said he’s making a first-time try for council because “the village needs fresh perspective.” He said he would like to see enhanced walk and bike trails in the village connecting with Winton Woods park. Public safety, business and housing also are priorities for him, he said. Joe “Bud” Wolterman is seeking a second term to council. “There is a lot going on right now in the village, specially with the shopping center, and I want to continue to be a part of that and I think continuity is important,” he said. He would like to see recreation opportunities improved during what he hopes will be a second term. “We need to enhance and improve what we have,” he said.









By Heidi Fallon

Pat Andwan is taking her dissatisfaction with the village with her on the campaign trail. Andwan is running for Greenhills mayor against Fred Murrell. The seat is open due to long-time Mayor Oscar Hoffmann opting to bow out of village politics. Andwan has railed against the village’s property acquisition program for years as well as the more recent comprehensive master plan calling it “a failure.” Several weeks ago, she filed suit against the village, Hoffmann and his wife and council clerk, Joy, and Municipal Manager Jane Berry claiming they violated public records laws. Andwan was a former private contractor with the village helping the village remodel several of the units it acquired. Former Municipal Manager David Moore said she worked for about one year. Her contract was canceled due to a difference of opinion, Moore said. Both Murrell and Hoffmann have said that when



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her services were terminated, Andwan vowed revenge during a village council meeting. “That’s what we’ve been seeing now,” Murrell said. Andwan counters that she is running for mayor to restore liberty, ethics and accountability of village officials. “I’m getting a bad rap when I’m intelligent and patriotic,” she said. “I bring ethical, accountable and fresh leadership which assures open government and transparency,” she said. Murrell served on the village’s Community Development Committee for two years before being named to replace Herb Burns on council nine



years ago. He said, if elected, he would strive to continue work started by Hoffmann and council, specifically in developing the shopping center into a “village center.” David Adams is making his first bid for elected office, seeking one of three seats. A 1989 Greenhills High School graduate, Adams is a real estate consultant. He’s a member of the village zoning appeals board, planning commission and the steering committed that developed the comprehensive plan. “I think my experience in the real estate industry will be an asset to the village,” he said. He said he would work to see the shopping center transformed into a “crown jewel” for the village. “I also want to address housing development and revitalization of our housing,” he said. Jason Covalcine is run-



ning for a second time for council. He, too, was a member of the comprehensive plan steering committee, a project he said was one of his prior campaign promises. This time around, Covalcine said he wants to see that plan enacted and review the village spending habits. “I am not in favor of the village investing in property because I believe it is a burden on tax payers,” he said. Glenn Drees is hoping to return to the council seat he’s had the past four years. “I want to focus on developing the village center which is the core of our community,” he said. Drees also wants to see the comprehensive plan implemented. “It addresses the village center, recreation, community services, housing, historic preservation, schools and community



11 vie for NCH council By Heidi Fallon

Change is the slogan heard most from challengers to North College Hill council seats. There are 11 candidates now seeking seven council slots and two vying for council president. Jim Dewald withdrew from the race and his current council term Oct. 5 due to a new job. He had been campaigning with the Change NCH slate after disagreements with his fellow Democrat council members. Erica King is not seeking re-election to her council seat. In an agreement between Change NCH and council incumbents, candidates agreed to run as Independents to avoid a costly primary election. However, Pat Hartzel and Gary Rutz will appear as Republicans on the Nov. 3 ballot. It’s been years since the council president’s seat has been up for grabs given the tenure of Roger Krummen who is retiring from the political arena. Jason Fulmer, a Democrat and former councilman, and Matt Miller-Novak, running as an Independent are the two candidates. Fulmer did not respond to requests for an interview. Miller-Novak is a member of the city’s recreation commission and a Meals on Wheels volunteer at the senior center. A fine arts teacher at

Northern Kentucky University, Miller-Novak has lived in North College Hill the past three years. “I think there’s an increasing need for strengthening our public safety and utilizing technology to make the public a part of the government’s decision-making process,” he said. An organizer of the Change NCH, Miller-Novak and the slate of four council candidates are running on a platform that includes improved financial accountability by the city and ensuring public safety by addressing staffing needs in the fire and police departments. Lisa Curtis said she’s been interested in politics for a long time, but until now has focused on national candidates. “I am looking for a way to get involved in my community,” she said. “Our local government has a responsibility to provide protection for all citizens, create an environment where businesses can flourish and to do this with clarity and accountability. “ I see what is needed to help NCH move ahead and that is why I am running for council.” Curtis works at Children’s Hospital Medical Center and is attending nursing school. Vicky Dunn has been on council since 2006. She owns her own real estate appraisal business. “I want to continue the work we’ve started,” Dunn

said as her reason for seeking re-election. “We’ve done some laying of groundwork and I want to work to see us improve our tax base through commercial and residential improvements.” Teri Eilermann has been on council since 1985. She currently works part-time for both Sharonville at its community center and the Hamilton County Park District in customer relations. “There is so much going on and I’m excited about seeing the potential we have with the Clovernook school acquisition. “I want to see us strengthen our code enforcement department and better maintain our neighborhoods.” Tom Graves has served two terms on council. “I have a deep interest in my community and relish the opportunity to make decisions beneficial to the residents.” He cites his role, as a councilman and member of the city’s Community Improvement Corporation in getting the new Walgreens and attorney offices near City Hall. Job creation and economic development top his to-do list if re-elected. This is Pat Hartzel’s third bid for a council seat. “I see things in North College Hill that need improving and I think I can make a difference in the way the money is spent, and I put the police and fire departments before anything else,” he said.



He said he thinks how the city finances a new public works department building, expected to be built on the Clovernook Elementary School site, is a top priority. He works as a vending repair technician. Al Long started his second council campaign as a member of the Change NCH group. Following a dispute over how the campaign was being handled, Long is now campaigning solo. His A Real Change for NCH platform remains essentially the same as the Change NCH candidates focused on financial and government accountability, public safety and business development. He’s been a member of the city’s recreation commission for six years and is employed as a legal researcher. “I’ve paid my dues,” he said, “and I think there’s a void when it comes to looking out for the tax payer. “Public safety is critical and I would address that along with getting our tax rates reduced.” Maureen Mason has been serving on council since 1991. “I want to continue the progress we’ve started and been making in the city,” Mason said. “In continuing to serve the city, I want to find ways to draw more business here and work to eliminate the

blighted homes in our neighborhoods.” Mike Poast, a Change NCH candidate, ran for state representative in the 32nd District in 2006. He won the primary, but was forced to drop out because of a residency issue. “When we moved to NCH in 2006, I knew that I would get involved with the local government,” Poast said. “ A group of us have found in each other a burning desire to make things better in our beautiful city. We believe that the time has come for change in NCH from business as usual.” Gary Rutz is seeking to return to council where he served from 1997-2003. “I am running for office again because my two children are older now and don't require as much attention,” he said. “ I cannot promise to bring new businesses or money into the city, but I can promise to keep a close eye on the funds that we do have and make sure that they are spent more wisely. “If elected I would push

to get the one-half percent income tax credit that was taken away reinstated.” Rutz is a Hamilton County jury commissioner. A member of the city’s recreation commission and the North College Hill Baseball Association, Renee Stiles is making her second try for a council seat. Born and raised in North College Hill, Stiles said she wants to be a “voice for my city.” She cited promoting business district growth, maintaining fiscal accountability and “establishing pride among our citizens” as her goals. Marica Weaver has been on council for there years, appointed to fill the unexpired term of Jason Fulmer. “I believe in the community, in myself and the investment I’ve made in the city,” Weaver said. “We have to face the challenge of staffing, primarily in the police and fire departments and find a way to that within our budget.” Weaver is a teacher with the Cincinnati School District.

North College Hill councilman, candidate resigns By Heidi Fallon

North College Hill Councilman Jim Dewald has had to leave his position and withdraw from the current council race. Dewald said a new job and its hours have made it


impossible for him to attend the Monday night council meetings. “I start at 8 p.m. and there is no way I can

make the council meetings,” Dewald said. “I wish I could have continued. I wanted to stay to see the safety services in our city improved, mainly in the fire and police departments.” Nick Link, campaign chairman for the Change

NCH candidates of which Dewald was a member, said he, too, regrets that Dewald had dropped out. “Obviously, family comes first and I fully support his decision,” Link said. Link’s comment was echoed by Matt Miller-

Novak, a Change NCH candidate running for council president. “We believe in Jimmy and hated to see him drop out, but it’s a decision he had to make. “We will continue to work hard to do the things we’ve been campaigning

for and his leaving will not slow us down.” The city’s precinct Democratic executives will name a replacement for Dewald’s term which expires at the end of the year.


This week in soccer

• Mt. Healthy High School girls shut out Western Hills 10, Sept. 26. Amanda Jeffries scored the goal. • Mt. Healthy High School girls shut out Withrow High School 9-0, Oct. 1. Kiana Walker scored three goals, Briona McCoy scored two goals and Jenae Yardborough, Nevoteni Daniels, Antoinette Lewis and Amanda Jeffries each scored one goal. • Finneytown High School boys beat Colerain High School 2-0, Oct. 3. Kennedy Ndamba and Kyle Seibert scored the goals. Finneytown’s Ben Steinnecker made four saves. • La Salle High School boys tied with Elder High School 1-1, Oct. 3. Kyle Smith scored La Salle’s goal. Cory Cason scored Elder’s goal. • Finneytown girls beat Clark Montessori 1-0, Oct. 5. Finneytown’s Miranda Estep made six saves. Alex Murphy scored the goal. Finneytown advances to 10-4 with the win. • Finneytown boys beat Indian Hill High School 2-1, Oct. 6. Kyle Seibert and Mark Clayton scored Finneytown’s goal. Finneytown advances to 8-1-3 with the win. • La Salle High School boys beat Chaminade-Julienne 5-3, Oct. 6. Kyle Smith scored three goals and Schwab and Chris Fisbeck each scored one goal for La Salle. La Salle advances to 34-4 with the win. • McAuley High School girls tied with Mercy High School 0-0, Oct. 7. McAuley’s Michelle Watson made 15 saves.

This week in cross country

• St. Xavier High School boys finished first in the St. Xavier Invitational Division I competition, Oct. 3, with a team score of 33. St. Xavier’s Gruenbacher finished second with a time of 16:25.

This week in volleyball

• McAuley High School beat Colerain High School 2514, 27-25, Oct. 3. McAuley also beat Harrison High School 25-21, 25-23. • Roger Bacon High School beat Wyoming High School 25-22, 25-11, 25-8, Oct. 5. • Finneytown High School beat Mariemont High School 25-23, 25-22, 25-14, Oct. 6. • Roger Bacon High School beat Purcell Marian 25-2, 25-11, 25-8, Oct. 6.

This week in tennis

• Winton Woods High School beat Hamilton High School 4-1, in the State Team Tournament Southwest Division Semifinals, Oct. 5. Winton Woods’ Chanel Williams beat Courtney Gillis 6-0, 6-0; Sydni Grimes beat Katilin Campbell 6-0, 6-0; Budke won by forfeit; Kumari Sadler and Dominique Reeves beat Hillary Betzler and Anna Forsythe 6-0, 6-2. Winton Woods advances to 8-6 with the win. • Winton Woods sophomore Chanel Williams qualified for the district tournament to be played Thursday, Oct. 15, and Saturday, Oct. 17, at Centerville.

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Finneytown can’t stop the bleeding Winton Woods 35, Harrison 12

By Tony Meale

It’s just been one of those seasons. With its 54-13 loss at Mariemont on Oct. 9, the Finneytown High School football team dropped to 0-7 (0-4) and remains the lone winless team in the Cincinnati Hills League. It was the third time this year that Finneytown allowed an opponent to break the 50-point barrier. The Wildcats trailed by just seven at the break but was unable to contain Mariemont, which rushed for 338 yards and five touchdowns. The Wildcats’ offense and defense struggled through the first four games of the season, losing to Northwest (63-21), Shroder Paideia (56-0), Middletown Madison (26-10) and Madeira (35-6) by a combined score of 180-37. “Overall, it was lack of experience,” head coach Shane Hartley said. Finneytown returned just two starters – Maurice Burns and Donovan Clark, both of whom play both sides of the ball – from last year’s team that finished 46. Although the Wildcats still haven’t won a game, they were beginning to show improvement in recent weeks. Against Reading Sept. 25, for example, Finneytown’s defense came to play, holding the Blue Devils to just seven points. Unfortunately for the Wildcats, their offense couldn’t get going and was shutout for the second time this season. Finneytown lost 7-0. “I tried to simplify our gameplan a bit and had a talk with the defense about leadership and having a good attitude,” Hartley said. Finneytown flipped the script at Deer Park Oct. 2; the offense, which entered the game having scored 37 points the entire season, put up 33 that night alone. Senior quarterback Matt Blauser rushed 13 times for 95 yards and a touchdown, while senior running back Tylor Sims carried 11 times

Winton Woods jumped back into the win column with a 35-12 blowout win over Harrison. The Warriors picked up 475 yards of total offense and made 21 first downs. Dominique Brown had a big day, as he ran for 220 yards and four touchdowns. He also added 79 passing yards and one touchdown pass. Jeremiah Goins added a solid 141 rushing yards on 23 carries. The Winton Woods ground game averaged more than six yards per carry. The Winton Woods defense forced four Harrison turnovers as well. Winton Woods plays Milford at home on Oct. 15.

Mount Healthy 34, Norwood 7


Quarterback Matthew Blauser takes the snap and turns to hand the ball off to a running back during Finneytown’s week-seven loss to Mariemont, 54-13. for 80 yards and a score. Seniors Will Garner and Dominic Trimble also found the endzone. “I limited the number of plays and formations so our guys could get comfortable with (the basics),” said Hartley, whose team lost 46-33. “We started practicing with less wrinkles.” Trimble has been a bright spot for the Wildcats this season. “He didn’t play a lot last year due to academic issues, but he’s been a good leader,” Hartley said. “He’s always challenging the guys to give their best.” Trimble has opened up holes for several of Finneytown’s skill-position players, including Sims, who leads all rushers in attempts (53), yards (233) and

touchdowns (four); and Blauser, who leads in yards per carry (5.8). Trimble has also bought time for Maurice Burns, who leads all wideouts in receptions (13) and yards (173) and has one touchdown on the season. Finneytown hosts Wyoming (7-0. 4-0), which is ranked third in the city, Oct. 16, and travels to Indian Hill (4-3, 4-0) Oct. 23 before closing the season at home against Taylor (3-4, 1-3). “We’ve got a couple tough games left,” Hartley said. “But we’re just going to take it one game at a time and keep working hard through the ups and downs.”

Mount Healthy quarterback Denzel Larkin had a 44-yard touchdown pass and a 1-yard touchdown run, as the Fighting Owls halted a two-game skid. Tyler Earley returned an interception 54 yards for a touchdown, Tracey Barnes ran for a 47-yard touchdown and DeKwan Steele added an 8-yard scamper of his own. The Fighting Owls host Ross (4-3, 2-0) Oct. 16 before traveling to Northwest (4-3, 1-1) Oct. 23. They close out the season at home against Edgewood (25, 1-1) on Oct. 30.

close out the season against Purcell Marian (15, 0-3) Oct. 30.

North College Hill 27, Clark Montessori 6

North College Hill senior safety Cortez Nelson had pick-six returns of 63 yards and 52 yards to lead the defense. Capping the scoring for the Trojans was senior tailback Lucien Kidd, who rushed 15 times for 185 yards and two touchdowns. North College Hill (7-0, 3-0), which is ranked No. 4 in the city in Divisions II-IV, hosts Summit Country Day (4-3, 1-3) Oct. 16 before traveling to undefeated Lockland (7-0, 4-0) on Oct. 23, a game that will likely determine the Miami Valley Conference champion.

West Carrollton 43, Aiken 0

The Falcons (0-7, 0-3), which are still searching for their first win of the season, host Woodward and Shroder Paideia the next two weeks before closing the season at Withrow on Oct. 30.

Hamilton Badin 33, Roger Bacon 6

A 1-yard touchdown run by senior tailback Jorian Hudson with two minutes and change left in the game helped Roger Bacon avoid the shutout. The Spartans (1-6, 0-4) rushed 37 times on the night for 67 yards – an average of 1.8 yards per carry. P.J. Bowling led the way with eight rushes for 38 yards. Roger Bacon hosts Alter (7-0, 4-0) Oct. 16 before playing Chaminade-Julienne (6-1, 3-1) the following week. The Spartans


St. Xavier High School senior Will Carroll returns a kickoff against La Salle on Oct. 9. The Bombers won 247.

Warriors’ soccer endures injury, illness By Tony Meale

The only thing worse than injuries is injuries and illness. And the Winton Woods High School boys’ soccer team has experienced both this season. The Warriors got off to a great start this year, going 6-0-1 through their first seven games. They defeated Withrow (1-0), North College Hill (9-0), Roger Bacon (5-0), Anderson (1-0), Western Hills (6-1) and Glen Este (2-1) by a combined score of 24-2, and their only non-win during that span was a 0-0 tie against Middletown on Sept. 1. “It was a complete team effort,” Winton Woods head coach Andy Anderson said. “We had a great preseason, and the kids kept conditioning. It was all due to their dedication and hard work.”

Senger beats odds, back on pitch The most impressive thing about Winton Woods senior forward Jake Senger isn’t that he leads the team in goals (which he does, with seven). Rather; it’s that he’s even playing at all. “He’s a miracle of a story,” head coach Andy Anderson said. Senger was involved in a tough tackle last season and severed the femur artery in his leg. He has undergone several surgeries to repair the damage. “For him to be on the pitch and playing at a high level is a miracle,” Anderson said. Then along came injuries and illness. Senior sweeper Markus Lackey tore his ACL and is out for the season, and senior forward Jake Senger – who leads the team with seven goals – missed some time, as did junior goalie Tresor Vunda, who had a quad injury. Senior defender Emmanuel Adjei, meanwhile, was out with an inner ear infection, and several other Warriors were inactive due to this or that. “We had to move several kids up from JV,” Anderson explained.

After starting 6-0-1, the Warriors dropped their next three matches to Harrison (2-1), Cincinnati Christian (2-0) and Milford (2-0). They ended the three-game skid with a 4-3 win at Amelia Sept. 28, before registering a scoreless tie at Loveland on Sept. 30 and a 3-3 tie against Norwood Oct. 5. “That was a very competitive game and a wellearned tie,” Anderson said of the match against Norwood. Several players are enjoying fine seasons for

Winton Woods, most notably the aforementioned Senger, who has three assists and is fourth in the conference in total points (17). “He loves the game,” Anderson said. “The kid is passionate and works hard and knows how to play.” The Warriors have also been paced by junior forward/midfielder Jay Barnes, who has six goals and four assists, and senior midfielder Ben Steinhauser, who has three goals and one assist. “They’re both very professional, and Jay is one of the fastest kids in the city,” Anderson said. “He’s got great touch and really sees the game.” Vunda, meanwhile, has sparkled in goal. A former wide wide receiver for the Warriors’ football team, Vunda has allowed 11 goals through 12 games, has a league-high six shutouts, and his .860 save percent-

age leads all FAVC-Buckeye goalies with at least 10 saves on the year; Vunda has 67 – second most in the conference. “We started working with him this June, and he’s a workaholic,” Anderson said. “He takes every goal personally.” The Warriors (7-3-3, 22-1) close the regular season with a road match at Clark Montessori (Oct. 10) before finishing at home with St. Bernard (Oct. 12) and Northwest (Oct. 13). Anderson, who hopes his team will earn a home playoff game, has been impressed with the way his Warriors have handled adversity this year. “This is a team of brothers,” he said. “They’ve fought through a lot together physically and emotionally, and they’re playing tough. “I’m very proud of them.”


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Sports & recreation

October 14, 2009

La Salle, St. X golf advance to districts St. Xavier’s and La Salle’s golf teams advanced to districts following their first- and third-place performances, respectively, at the Division I Sectional Championships. They travel to Weather-

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Miami Whitewater Forest Golf Course hosted the Division I Sectional Championship finals Tuesday, Oct. 6, with the top four teams and top four individuals not on a qualifying team advancing to districts. La Salle finished sectionals in third place at 312 strokes behind first-place St. Xavier (305 strokes) and second-place Elder (310 strokes) as all three Greater Catholic League teams advanced to districts. St. Xavier junior Smith Brinker won an individual sectional title at 73 strokes.

St. Xavier’s Smith Brinker shot a 73, Austin Estes shot a 74, George Rohde shot an 82, Carl Schlotman IV shot a 78, Colin Stelljes shot an 80. Junior John Burger led the way for La Salle with a second-place finish at sectionals while shooting a 74. Burger fell one stroke short of winning a sectional title. La Salle senior David Wetterich shot a 78 followed closely by junior Michael Schmidt at 79, senior Ben Schneider at 81 and freshman Matt Wetterich at 83.


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Ralls-Holloway, a 1994 graduate, excelled in track, volleyball and basketball. She placed in the state in the 100-meter hurdles and the 4 x 100 relay team. She currently holds three school records: In the long jump (19 feet 3 inches), the 4 x 100-relay team (48.3 seconds); and the 100-meter hurdle (14.1 seconds). Her track prowess earned her a full track scholarship to Middle Tennessee State University, where she holds the record in long jump/spring medley relay and the 100-meter hurdle. She was an MVL (Miami Valley League) conference champion in long jump and hurdles.

John (Joe) Corcoran

Corcoran, a 1973 graduate, shined in basketball and baseball. He was the captain of the basketball team and among the top five in the city in assists. In baseball, he was AllConference and Honorable Mention All-City. He received a baseball scholarship to Triton Community College, where he was named All Conference and All-State. He held the batting average record of .461 at Triton for six years until it was broken by major league Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett in 1980. He then attended Birmingham-Southern College, where he was named All Conference. He also played in the NAIA (National Amateur Intercollegiate Athletics) World Series.







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School supplies

For the second year, the Forest Park Steppers donated school supplies to students at Winton Woods Intermediate and Elementary schools. The schools shared the supplies with parents and students during its recent Community Night. Pictured with the donated items are, from left, Steppers Pearl Lewis and Carolyn Grant, Forest Park Police Chief Phil Cannon, principal Tonya West Wright and assistant principal Linda Frey.

Last week’s question: Do you think early voting is a good idea, and do you plan to vote early? “Yes, early voting is a good idea. I feel with society running 24/7 businesses and some people not being able to get off work on a specific day and time they should have the opportunity to vote at their convenience. Having said that, the election board needs to be very vigilant about fraud. As we have seen with the ACORN scandal, fraud does and will happen.” L.D. “No. I don’t think it’s asking too much of citizens to take the little bit of time out of their day that’s needed to vote on Election Day.” M.S. “Yes, I think it is a good idea. It makes it possible for more people to vote and it relieves the congestion at the polls.” B.N.

About Ch@troom This week’s question: Should the federal government’s incentive program for new home buyers be extended? Why or why not? Every week The Hilltop Press asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answer to with Chatroom in the subject line. state and county government budget deficits. Eliminate the waste – make people be more responsible.” N.W.S. “It’s good, because people have the opportunity to fit it into their schedule so there is no excuse to not vote! I sent my absentee ballot in today.” C.A.S.

“ I like to vote in the booth, unless I know I will be out of town.” N.P.

“Last time I looked we had an election day, not an election week or an election month. There is too much opportunity for fraud (it’s already happened) with all the absentee ballots. I plan on voting at the polls on election day.” W.H.

“No! There are very, very few people who need to vote early (with good reason). All early voting does is allow the gates open for voter fraud. We have an Election Day, keep it to then for voting! I absolutely will not vote early. I have no need to do so.” J.R.

“For older Americans I feel early voting is very good, one never knows what the weather conditions may be on election day. Also by requesting an absentee ballot one can sit down in the comfort of their home and study the issues before voting.” L.S.

“I do not plan on voting early. I wait until election day to vote so I can gather as much information on the issues and candidates as possible. There is now less than a month before election day and plenty of information can come out about the issues and candidates between now and then. I want to make sure I understand the issues in the election before casting my vote.” M.S. “I think early voting creates more potential for voter fraud especially when you have the likes of ACORN and other subversive organizations that are trying to infiltrate and destroy our country (oh wait, those are Democrats). The old system provided adequate options to insure that people had a chance to vote. I am sure that early voting cost more taxpayer dollars that we obviously cannot afford in our current condition of Federal,

“As we have seen with ACORN and now locally, early voting opens the door to fraud. Issues have not been fully discussed by the press and candidate positions and histories remain largely unknown. Thus, early voters are making choices with incomplete information. Early voting is a terrible idea. The absentee system exists for those who absolutely cannot make it to the polls on election day; for the rest of us, it should be unnecessary. D.H. “Early voting is a great way to avoid the some time long lines or the bad weather on election day. But better than early voting (or same as) is absentee voting; you can sit in the comfort of your own home and take your time and read all the issues, and put good thoughts to who you are going to vote for.” S.H.



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Who doesn’t want to help the students of our district? However, voting against the levy, it could be argued, can also help our students. Consider the many students in our district who do not employ the services of the Winton Woods City School District. These families would rather support a private or home education instead. Should these parents be forced, upon pain of fine, property confiscation or imprisonment, to give to the WWCSD to educate others when they do not benefit from those services? Parents often are on a fixed income and are strapped financially through job loses, high medical bills, rising food and gas costs, and property taxes. We can’t afford these levies. If there are levies on the ballot

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Use mediation to settle dispute Mediation is a process in which a neutral third party (the mediator) helps parties negotiate a mutually acceptable settlement to their dispute. The mediator gives each party an opportunity to present his or her side of the dispute. The mediator facilitates the negotiation process but does not impose settlements, issue orders or make judgments. The Private Complaint Mediation Service is funded and administered by the Hamilton County Municipal Court. PCMS is in downtown Cincinnati at 230 E. Ninth St. near the county courthouse. A municipal court judge has the authority to refer a misdemeanor criminal case to PCMS for mediation. The focus of the case is resolution, not determining guilt or innocence. If the parties reach a settle-

ment, the criminal complaint is withdrawn. In most cases, the parties spell out the conditions of the settlement. If one of the parties fails to keep Judge Brad the terms of the Greenberg settlement, the Community other party may that Press guest report breach to PCMS. columnist Then a prosecutor reviews the alleged breach and may authorize a formal criminal complaint. So far this year, 84 percent of the criminal misdemeanor cases referred were successfully mediated. If the parties are unsuccessful at mediation, the case is referred back to municipal court for resumption of the criminal prosecution.

Mediation has several advantages over criminal prosecution. Both parties are given the opportunity to discuss the dispute and possible settlements. Hearings are scheduled at the convenience of the complainant. Settlement frequently involves a return of property or other restitution whereas a court can only impose such penalties after a conviction. In certain cases, I will suggest mediation to the parties, but I will refer the case to PCMS only if both parties agree to participate. In my experience, mediation works best for cases between neighbors, coworkers and former friends. People who will come into contact again in the future are more likely to resolve the matter if they can negotiate a satisfactory settlement. Judge Brad Greenberg presides in Hamilton County Municipal Court.


Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden – needs volunteers in the volunteer education program. Volunteers will receive training, invitations to special events and a monthly newsletter, among other benefits. There are numerous volunteer opportunities now available, including: “Ask Me” Station Program, Slide Presenters Program, Tour Guide Program, Animal Handlers Program, CREW Education Program. Each area has its own schedule and requirements. Certified training is also required. Must be 18 or older and have a high school degree or GED diploma. For more information, call the zoo’s education department at 559-7752, or e-mail, or visit Grailville – needs volunteers for the garden in Loveland. Volunteer days are 9 a.m. to noon selected Saturdays through November. For a complete list visit or call 683-2340. Volunteers will work in the kitchen and herb gardens. No experience is needed, volunteers may participate once or for the entire season. Volunteers should bring gloves, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, footwear that can get dirty and a snack if desired. Tools are provided. Granny’s Garden School – needs help in the garden. Granny’s is growing produce for needy families in the area, with support from the Greenfield Plant Farm. Greenfield Plant Farm donated their surplus tomato and green pepper plants to the Granny’s Garden School program. Granny is seeking help with maintaining the gardens, planting and harvesting more produce. Granny’s is at Loveland Primary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. Call 3242873 or e-mail, or visit GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden retrievers and places them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-981-2251 and leave your name and phone. Visit E-mail

League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter, needs volunteers 16 and older to help socialize cats and 18 and older to socialize and walk dogs. Other opportunities available. Call 735-2299, ext. 3. Save the Animals Foundation – Needs people 18 and older to staff its shelter for homeless cats and dogs. Call 378-0300 for cats and 588-6609 for dogs. Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Township. Meetings are open to the public. Visit for monthly subjects or more information. Call 702-8373.


at the Bethel Branch Library, 611 West Plane St., Bethel, 45106. Help elementary-aged students with their reading skill after school at the library. For more information or to register for the program, call the library at 248-0700. Change a life – Volunteer to tutor an adult with low-level literacy skills or GED preparation needs. Call 621-READ. Cincinnati Reads – a volunteer tutoring program working with K-4 students in Cincinnati Public Schools. Volunteers receive free training to work one-on-one with children who are struggling to read. Call 621-7323 or e-mail Jayne Martin Dressing, Clermont 20/20 – and its college access program, Clermont Educational Opportunities, offer a mentoring program that matches adults to work with a group of high school students from local high schools. Volunteers are needed to become mentors to help students stay in school and prepare to graduate with a plan for their next step. Call Terri Rechtin at 753-9222 or 673-3334 (cell) or e-mail for more information. Granny’s Garden School – Volunteers needed from 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays to work on behind-the-scenes projects. Volunteers also needed to help with developing Web pages. Call 489-7099; Granny’s Hands-on Gardening Club is looking for new gardeners, to work with garden manager Suellyn Shupe. Experienced gardeners, come to

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share your expertise and enjoy the company of other gardeners while supporting the Granny’s Garden School program times: 1:30-4 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The school is located at the Loveland Primary and Elementary, 550 LovelandMadeira Road. E-mail or visit Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development – Volunteers are needed for Adult Basic and Literacy Education classes and English to Speakers of Other Language classes.There are numerous sites and times available for volunteering. Call 612-5830. Inktank – Group looking for volunteers to help children and adults improve their skills in writing-based initiatives across the city. Call 542-0195. Raymond Walters College – Needs volunteers to serve as tutors to skills enhancement students. The class meets from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays and from 5-8 p.m. Thursdays. Call 745-5691. Winton Woods City Schools – Wants to match community members who are interested in volunteering in the schools with the students. Volunteer opportunities at Winton Woods Primary North and South, middle school and high school. Volunteers who would have one-on-one contact with students outside of a classroom are required to have a background check. To volunteer, contact Gina Burnett at or 619-2301. The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s Black Achievers Program that inspires and encourages teens of color toward paths of success is looking for caring professionals who want to make a difference, and for young people who can benefit from positive adult role models. Part of a national YMCA initiative, the local program incorporates mentoring, career exploration and college readiness; and helps students develop a positive sense of self, build character, explore diverse college and career options. Volunteers, many of whom are sponsored by area companies, share their own personal insight and encouragement. Contact Program Director Darlene Murphy at the Melrose YMCA, 961-3510 or visit


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Firefighter/EMT Bill Schumacher made sure the crowds were well fed during the fire department’s open house.


Fire Lt. Dan Vanderman explains the breathing apparatus firefighters wear that can be scary to children. Tanner Bradford, 8, declined to try on the heavy air tank.



By Heidi Fallon The Springfield Township Fire Department had the perfect afternoon to show off its Winton Road station and demonstrate

fire safety. Fire Chief Rob Leininger said one of the aims of the annual event was to teach folks how to properly use a fire extinguisher. Firefighters did just that with simulated household

Bill Staudt and his grandson, Charlie Douglas, 4, check out the display of a dryer fire. The Springfield Township duo agreed to check out their dryer hose as soon as they got home.

Firefighter/paramedic Rob Runella helps Zachary and Adams Creed pick out the colored cups they want as a souvenir of the department’s open house.

Julia Bittner, 9, Colerain Township, found putting out even a pretend fire was harder than she thought.

blazes, including dryer hoses and food on the stove. “We wanted everyone to leave a little smarter about fire safety,” Leininger said, “and have a good time doing it.”

Shanika Brewster and her son, Jack Jackson, 7, came from Western Hills to have lunch and enjoy the Springfield Township Fire Department open house.


Turner Bradford, 6, Sharonville, was fascinated with all the shiny knobs and dials on a Springfield Township fire truck.

Springfield Fire dept. matched fun and safety


Sparky, the fire department mascot, helps Jacob Bittner, Colerain Township, adjust his shiny red helmet.

Jenny Wimmers, 14, Springfield Township, showed the crowd just how easy a fire extinguisher is to use to put out a simulated household blaze, especially with Springfield Township Fire Chief Rob Leininger standing beside her.

Gracie Eisele and Zayna Dashley, both 6, Springfield Township, get help escaping from a simulated burning house from fire Lt. Kevin Richards.


Jacob Joiner, 3, Colerain Township, and firefighter/paramedic John Morris, share a laugh as Joiner suits up for action.

Springfield Township firefighter/EMT Jake Milner sets fire to a dryer hose to show just how quickly a fire can spread.

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Plan Cincinnati Community Informational Meetings, 6-8 p.m., College Hill Recreation Center, 5545 Belmont Ave., Citizens invited to learn about the comprehensive plan and how to help. Feedback encouraged. Free. Presented by city of Cincinnati. 352-4845; College Hill.


House of Santa Mouse Craft Show Boutique, 4-9 p.m. Preview and purchase night. Includes wine cheese and appetizers. Adults only. $5., St. John Neumann Church, 12191 Mill Road, Juried show includes handmade merchandise from 35 crafters. Baked goods, soup and sandwiches available. Benefits St. John Neumann Church. 851-1604; Springfield Township.


Royal Rounds - Advanced Workshop, 1 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, 21 Cromwell Road, Workshop of higher level round dance movements for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Greenhills.


Halloween Nights, 6-10 p.m., Parky’s Farm, 10037 Daly Road, Non-scary lighted displays, hay rides, magic and puppet shows, fun house, synchronized light show to music, outdoor playground and more. Magic of Phil Dalton 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. nightly plus 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Madcap Puppets at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. nightly, 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. $6; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township.


Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Winton Centre. Why do leaves change color? Ages 3-5. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.


Storytelling Guild, 7:30 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Ellenwood Nature Barn. Halloween tales. Bring hot dogs and roasting sticks to cook over the fire from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Colerain Township. F R I D A Y, O C T . 1 6


PRESENCE ‘Encountering God’s Healing Power’, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., College Hill Presbyterian Church, Free. 541-5676; College Hill. Of Elephants and Such, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 522-3860. North College Hill.


Cincy A2, 8 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Advanced level square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. Through Dec. 18. 929-2427. Mount Healthy. Ramblin’ Roses, 8 p.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, Plus level square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Springfield Township.


House of Santa Mouse Craft Show Boutique, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., St. John Neumann Church, Free admission. 851-1604; Springfield Township. Bazaar, Quilt Show and Quilt Raffle, 4-8 p.m., St. Paul United Church of Christ North College Hill, 6997 Hamilton Ave., Variety of handmade items and more. Raffle quilt is handmade from vintage hankies. Quilt show in sanctuary. Free. Presented by St. Paul United Church of Christ Crafty Critters. 9312205; North College Hill.


Oktoberfest Dinner, 4:30-7 p.m., St. Paul United Church of Christ North College Hill, 6997 Hamilton Ave., German food. $8, $4 ages 12 and under. Presented by St. Paul United Church of Christ Crafty Critters. 931-2205; North College Hill.


Halloween Nights, 6-10 p.m., Parky’s Farm, $6; vehicle permit required. 521-7275. Springfield Township.


Donald Miller, 7-10 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave., Author of “Blue Like Jazz” and the new “A Million Miles in a Thousand Years” speaks with Susan Isaac. $15, $12 advance. 825-8200; Forest Park. S A T U R D A Y, O C T . 1 7


Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, Materials include leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and prunings from trees or shrubs. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Environmental Services. 946-7755; Green Township. Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, 3800 Struble Road, Materials include leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and prunings from trees or shrubs. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Environmental Services. 946-7755; Colerain Township.


Dance Cincinnati, 8:30-11 p.m., Holy TrinitySt. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 7000 Winton Road, Ballroom, swing, hustle and Latin dancing. All ages, all levels. Singles or couples. Dance lessons 7:30-8:30 p.m. Music by DJ. $12, $8 members, $3 students. Presented by DanceCincinnati. 5910030; Finneytown.


Turkey Dinner, 4:30-7 p.m., St. Paul United Church of Christ, 5312 Old Blue Rock Road, Holiday craft boutique and quilt raffle. Carryout available. $9.25, $4 ages 9 and younger. 385-9077. Colerain Township. House of Santa Mouse Craft Show Boutique, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., St. John Neumann Church, Free admission. 851-1604; Springfield Township.


Black Walnut Weekend, Noon-4 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Ellenwood Nature Barn. Games, crafts, tastes and more. Free; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Colerain Township. Apple Fest, 1-4 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Winton Centre. Sample a few varieties, learn how an apple blossom turns into fruit. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.

For more about Greater Cincinnati’s dining, music, events, movies and more, go to Community Harvest Festival, 2-5 p.m., First Baptist Church of Dent, 6384 Harrison Ave., Games, food, crafts, face painting and pumpkin decorating. Free. 574-6411.


Halloween Nights, 6-10 p.m., Parky’s Farm, $6; vehicle permit required. 521-7275. Springfield Township.


Battle of the Bands: Round 1, 7:30-11 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave., With Day Of, Cosmic Affliction, The Way of the Dawn, Achilles Descent and Brent Reed. $8. Registration required online for bands. 825-8200. Forest Park.


Shop For A Cause Charity Shopping Day, 9 a.m.-11 p.m., Northgate Mall, 9501 Colerain Ave., Macy’s. When guests Shop For A Cause they receive exclusive all-day savings store-wide on a wide assortment of merchandise and special offer for selected departments. Benefits various charities. $5 shopping pass, available in stores. Presented by Macy’s. 312-781-4689; Colerain Township. S U N D A Y, O C T . 1 8


Lakeridge Funfest, 1-5 p.m., Lakeridge Hall, 7210 Pippin Road, Music by DJ Larry Robers. Photos, soda, beer, snacks and door prizes. Ages 50 and up. $10. Reservations accepted. 521-1112; College Hill.


More Than Money Matters Workshop, Noon-1:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Trinity Hall. Identify what is most important in your life, set goals and make good financial decisions. Learn to use basic money management tools to help you budget, reduce debt and find money to save. Free. Registration required. Presented by Thrivent Financial. 771-3991. Mount Healthy.


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 required. 521-7275; Colerain Township.


Halloween Nights, 6-10 p.m., Parky’s Farm, $6; vehicle permit required. 521-7275. Springfield Township.


Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Meyer’s Music and Sports, Free. 385-9883. Colerain Township.


Sunday Jazz Brunch, Noon, Cincinnati Grill, 4 Endicott St., Art Gore Trio. Music starts at 4 p.m. $14.99 with brunch; $5 jazz only. Reservations recommended. 742-1900. Greenhills.


The Arts Revival of College Hill presents “Encountering God’s Healing Power” from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through Nov. 1 at College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave. The free exhibition includes paintings, photographs and musical compositions by Jessica Bechtel, Linda Crank, Holly Hovater Risch, and Barry and Lynn Carlin. For more information, call 541-5676 or visit


Wilderness Skills: Survival in a Bottle, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road. Fit everything needed to survive in a 32-ounce bottle. $5, vehicle permit required. Registration required online by Oct. 15. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township. Mystery Clues Hike, 1-3:30 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Stop by the Winton Centre and follow clues hidden along the trail and try to discover the identity of mystery animals. Share answers by 3:30 p.m. to win a prize. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township.


Mill Creek Monster Dash 5K Run/Walk, 9 a.m., Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, 4521 Spring Grove Ave., Registration/breakfast starts 7:30 a.m. Prizes for best costumes. Kids fun run 10 a.m. Benefits Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities. $25, $20 advance. 563-8800; Spring Grove Village.


Don’t Come to Church - Be the Church, 9:30 a.m., Dayspring Church of God, 1060 Smiley Ave., Participants will convene at the church to organize into groups for community service. Projects ideas in Forest Park accepted through Oct. 15. 825-2545. Forest Park. M O N D A Y, O C T . 1 9

ART EXHIBITS PRESENCE ‘Encountering God’s Healing Power’, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., College Hill Presbyterian Church, Free. 541-5676; College Hill. Of Elephants and Such, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 522-3860. North College Hill.

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Continentals Round Dance Club, 7 p.m., North College Hill United Methodist Church, 1930 W. Galbraith Road, Phase III-V round dance club for experienced dancers. Ballroom figures: waltz, two-step, cha cha, rumba, tango and bolero. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. Through Dec. 29. 929-2427. North College Hill. VFW Post 7340 Social Club, 7:30 p.m., VFW Post 7340 Charles R. Gailey, 8326 Brownsway Lane. 521-7340. Colerain Township.


Beginner Continentals Round Dance Club, 6:30 p.m., North College Hill United Methodist Church, 1930 W. Galbraith Road, Beginner lessons in waltz, two-step, cha cha and more. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; North College Hill.


Adult Autumn History Luncheons, 10 a.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Naturalists in period clothing, 1790s-1830s. Box lunch, quilt pattern craft and walk along Pin Oak Trail. $12, vehicle permit required. Registration recommended. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Colerain Township.

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DANCE CLASSES Choreographed Ballroom Dancing, 7 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road, Introduce yourself to waltz, two-step, cha cha and more. Smooth-soled shoes required. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Springfield Township. HOLIDAY - HALLOWEEN

Halloween Nights, 6-10 p.m., Parky’s Farm, Candy Treat Night. $6; vehicle permit required. 521-7275. Springfield Township.


Oktoberfest Luncheon, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Presentation of Wooden Shoe Hollow by Cincinnati Museum Center. Hear story of German immigrants who settled near Mill Creek, in a fertile hollow north of Spring Grove Ave. and Winton Place in mid-1850s. Traditional German lunch provided by Atria Northgate Park. Bring bingo covers and lucky charms, play follows lunch. For seniors. $2. Reservations required. 741-8802; Colerain Township.


Mount Healthy Square Dance Class, 6:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Unicorners Square Dance Club beginner square dance class for singles and couples. Partners not guaranteed. Free, donations requested. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. Through Dec. 28. 235-4503. Mount Healthy.


Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kroger Finneytown, 8421 Winton Road, 15-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. 686-3300. Finneytown.


Job Search Support Group, 1:30-3 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Consultants teach on topics to help with job search. Participants share leads and resumes. Free. Registration required. 9315777. Finneytown. Crohn’s & Colitis Support Group, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, For those with Crohn’s Diseases, colitis, IBS and their family members. Includes presentations and discussion. Free baby-sitting with advance notice. Registration required. 9315777. Finneytown. T U E S D A Y, O C T . 2 0


The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati presents “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr.,” at the Taft Theatre. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16; 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17; 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18; and 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24. The show is for children ages 4 and up. Tickets are $20, $18, and $7. Call 513-569-8080 or visit

ART EXHIBITS PRESENCE ‘Encountering God’s Healing Power’, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., College Hill Presbyterian Church, Free. 541-5676; College Hill.

PROVIDED The third annual Books by the Banks: Cincinnati USA Book Festival brings together more than 80 regional and national authors, including Jennifer Weiner, Jeannette Walls and Thayne Maynard, for an all-day event, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Duke Energy Convention Center. There are author and illustrator signings, panel discussions, costumed storybook characters, a Kids’ Corner, music and more. Pictured is the commemorative Books by the Banks poster by Ryan Ostrander. Visit


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Thoughts about an unwelcome topic Some of us may turn the page when we see what this column’s about. It’s about death. And to us page-turners, Col. Nathan Jessep (Jack Nicholson), might angrily blurt out as he did in the movie, “A Few Good Men,” “You can’t handle the truth!” He could say that to many of us because our culture is the most death-denying that’s ever existed. Dr. Irvin D. Yalom points out in “Staring at the Sun” how our anxiety about dying varies throughout our life cycle. Even as young children we harbored a certain angst about death and the possible losses it would entail. From about six to puberty, death anxiety ordinarily goes underground and returns more forcefully during adolescence. Teenagers can become preoccu-

pied with death. Many teens try to soothe their anxiety by seeing themselves as masters of life and dispensers of death in violent video games or watching horror films. Others defy death by taking daredevil risks, driving recklessly, bingeing or engaging in extreme sports. Their conclusion: “See, I’m invulnerable!” Ordinarily, death anxiety subsides as we concentrate on pursuing a career and beginning a family. Then midlife occurs. The kids leave home, retirement looms and death anxiety returns. From then on, concerns about death are never completely gone from our minds – though we try so desperately to ignore them. Awareness of our mortality is not necessarily the same as the

fear of mortality. The difference depends on our neuroses as well as our spiritual and psychological health. An authentic religious faith plays an ever-increasing role in our dealings with death as it has for people throughout the centuries. It’s understandable that today, as our faith diminishes, we have an almost obsessive concern with lengthening life and staving off death. Yet, as Dr. James Hollis writes in “What Matters Most,” “All of our instrumentalities, our wondrous medical armamentaria, only extend our stay a few years at best. …We are living longer and longer as a species, but in service to what?” How is it that a person might achieve what he or she wants in life and still feel miserable?

Are our lives four times more happy and meaningful that the much shorter lives of those who lived in ancient Greece; or two times more happy than those who lived just a century ago? Will those who live longer in this present century live better lives, and how do we define “better” – just by living longer? Gold and diamonds are precious because of their limitedness. Each of our days and years are precious because they are limited. A hiding from the reality of death is a denial of one’s basic nature. The integration of the idea of death, rather than sentence us to a bleak pessimism, can act as a catalyst to plunge us into more authentic ways of living. We will prize depth over abundance; wisdom over knowledge; humility

over arrogance; growth over Father Lou comfort; meanGuntzelman ing over shallowness; a solid Perspectives spirituality over materialism. We will come to know that above all else, it is love that gives our lives meaning and liberates us from fear of our mortality. Love can give meaning to an entire lifetime. Love goes on forever. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.

‘Income’ eats away at Social Security disability checks 2002, and didn’t get approved u n t i l 2007. “It took me 5 1/2 years to g e t Howard Ain approval, Hey Howard! j u m p i n g through their hoops to do whatever they wanted me to do. I had been denied twice,” she said. When Hurst finally got approved, she learned Social Security would give her benefits going back five years. “I found out you’ll receive back pay in a few increments the first year, but they won’t give you the

rest for another year,” she said. What happened next was the biggest surprise for Hurst, who has been living with her boyfriend, Cecil, for many years. “They said that food and shelter in someone else’s house is considered an income – so they took the difference of that,” she said. Hurst counted up all the money the Social Security Administration took out for food and shelter each month from 2002 to 2008, and it came to more than $13,000. This is money neither she nor Cecil will receive. Hurst said, “I asked, ‘Well, if you’re going to take the money from me, why

don’t you give it to Cecil who has been taking care of me all these years?’ She said, ‘Well, he should have been keeping receipts.’ I wasn’t told about that.” Hurst said she’s learned a valuable lesson. “I had the wrong attorney. I should have worked with a disability attorney who knew the ups and downs,” she said. So, if you’re thinking about applying for such benefits you should first know it can take months, even years, to get approved – and you may have to go through several appeals. You certainly should hire an attorney who focuses on this type of law. To avoid losing back pay for food and shelter, write

out a loan agreement with the people with whom you’re living. State in the agreement should benefits be awarded you will repay them for their expenses – and state an estimate of that value. Unfortunately, Hurst had no such agreement so it’s too late for her. But she said now, after telling her story,

at least everyone else will know what to do. Troubleshooter Howard Ain answers consumer complaints and questions weekdays at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts on WKRC-TV Local 12. You can write to him at Hey Howard, 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.


The recession is expected to add more people to the Social Security rolls – so many, in fact, that the government said it will pay out more benefits than it will collect in taxes the next two years. Social Security disability claims have jumped nearly 20 percent since the recession began. It seems a lot of people who had been working despite their disabilities are now applying for Social Security Disability benefits after losing their jobs. If you find yourself in this situation, you have to be very careful to avoid losing benefits unnecessarily. Cynthia Hurst of Blanchester applied for Social Security disability back in

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Co-workers beg him for this apple cake

Talk about a busy couple of weeks. Just check out my “Out & About” info below. I really love connecting with my family of Press readers like this. And you know what the common thread is that runs through every presentation/class I teach? It’s not just about the food, but who shares it with you, and the most important things in life aren’t “things.” That philosophy is represented well in our first recipe.

Aunt Ruth’s apple cake

You have to try this. From friend and awesome singer Linda Dollenmeyer. Here’s her story: “My Aunt Ruth in North Carolina is one of the best cooks I have ever known. In her 80s she lives alone, is active in her church and sings with a group that visits nursing homes. “Going to her house was, and is, like going to the best bed and breakfast. This

c a k e recipe is to die for. She makes it for my cousin Randy to take to work. His Rita c o - w o r k Heikenfeld ers always want to Rita’s kitchen k n o w when he is bringing it again.” By the way, when a recipe says to “cream” you want to beat it really well and it will start to look a bit creamy. This cake reminds me of one my sister, Judy Nader, an Eastern Hills Journal reader, used to make for our Mom during apple season. Everyone looked forward to it!

Cream together:

1 cup vegetable (Canola, etc.) 2 cups sugar


2 eggs, beaten 3 cups chopped fresh apples 1 cup chopped nuts 2 teaspoons vanilla.

Sift together:

3 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt

Add to creamed mixture. Bake in sprayed 9-by-13 pan in 350-degree oven for 45 minutes.

Icing – Yum!! Cream together:

1/2 cup butter 1/4 cup evaporated milk 1 cup brown sugar

Melt on low heat and bring to a boil.

Add: oil

2 cups confectioner’s sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla Pour onto cake while cake is still warm.

Preserving herbs the ‘green’ way

I’ve had a few requests for how to dry herbs the old-fashioned way, now touted as being the “green” way. Here’s how I do it: Except for lavender (the flower buds contain the most flavor and fragrance), I like to use the leafy portion of the herbs – the flavor of herbs is best right when the plant is beginning to form buds, but most of the time, I harvest whenever I can. Sometimes it’s at this stage, other times the herbs are in full flower. And remember, the flowers of culinary herbs are edible, so if you want to dry them, that’s OK.

Traditional bunching of whole plant:

Most herbs dry nicely by these traditional methods. Strip an inch or so from the bottom of the stem and hang upside down secured with a rubber band or string away from heat, light and moisture (or hang upside

down in paper bag). You can also place the leaves in single layers in a basket, on a cloth or screen. When they crinkle between your fingers, they’re dry. Strip leaves from stems and leave whole if possible. Volatile oils stay intact until you crush them for cooking. Store away from heat and light. To use dry herbs in place of fresh, use l/3 of the amount called for, since dry herbs are stronger.

Tips from Rita’s garden

Herbs hung in bunches, dried naturally usually turn a grayish green. To keep a brighter color, you can chop up the herbs coarsely, lay them on screens or a towel, and let them dry. They will dry faster and retain a nicer color.

Tips from Rita’s kitchen

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Out & About

Had a great time at: • Macy’s Top Chef party benefiting the FreeStore Foodbank • Turner Farms with Findlay Market’s Lunch on the Land • Keynoting at Bethesda North’s Healthy “U” University • More’s Specialty Plants in Williamsburg • Granny’s Garden open house • Channel 19 cooking up chicken gumbo soup • McNicholas Moms & Daughters brunch Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at m with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Or call 513-2487130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at

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Briefly The Greenhills council has a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, giving residents another opportunity to review the proposed comprehensive plan. The village planning commission approved the plan last month and is recommending adoption by council. Council is expected to take action on the plan following the 6:30 p.m. session.

A howling good time

Lakeridge Hall presents its monthly Funfest with a Halloween theme. It will be from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, at Lakeridge Hall, Pippin and Banning Roads. There will be music, dancing, refreshments, a photo booth and door prizes. Cost is $10 per person. Make reservations by calling 521-6211 or 521-1112.

McAuley preschool

McAuley High School child development classes will offer a preschool program to area youngsters again this fall. The free classes will be in the mornings for varying amounts of time, on Oct. 13, Oct. 19, Oct. 23, Oct. 29, Nov. 5, Nov. 9, Nov. 16, Nov. 23, Dec. 3 and Dec. 10. The classes are planned and presented by McAuley students under the supervision of Diane Gibson, teacher of the child development class.

Chess anyone?

North Central Branch Library and the Cincinnati Chess Club present Scholastic Chess Tournament at noon Saturday, Oct. 17, at the North Central Branch Library Students in grades kinder-

garten-12 are invited to enter the tournament. The will be officiated by Duane Larkin from the Cincinnati Chess Club. Tournament play will finish by 4 p.m. Advanced registration recommended, but it’s OK to walk in, too. Walk in registration begins at 11 a.m. Trophies will be awarded to first and second place winners from each age category. Divisions are: grades K - 3; 4 6; 7 - 8; and 9 - 12. Call 269-6068 for information.

Levy forum

A forum on the Winton Woods school levy will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, at Greenhills Presbyterian Church, 21 Cromwell Road. To answer questions will be Superintendent Camille Nasbe, Treasurer Tom Golinar, high school Principal Terri Holden, and elementary assistant principal Ben Spector. It is sponsored by the Forest Park Retirees for the Levy. For information, call Dot Keith, 825-2689 or Patti Wiers, 8251362.

Former chief to speak

Kenneth Hughes, who retired in 2007 as chief of the Forest Park Ohio Police Department after 36 years in law enforcement, will be the featured speaker at the Forest Park Women’s Club’s monthly meeting program at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, at the Forest Park Senior and Activity Center, 11555 Winton Road. His topic is School Violence, a serious problem not only in the United States but in many countries around the world. Hughes will discuss what are the risk factors, prevention and intervention. He currently serves as the program manager for the TriState Regional Community Policing Institute. He is also

the associate director of the University of Cincinnati’s Policing Institute and presents courses, seminars and workshops across the country.

Sewers fixed

The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD) has completed its sewer construction along West Galbraith Road in North College Hill and Colerain Township. The replacement of 4,150 feet of undersized and deteriorated sewer pipe will accommodate existing sewer flows and reduce the occurrence of flooded basements. Following MSD’s sewer construction, Duke Energy will soon begin a project to update natural gas lines. Work is expected to begin later this month and will continue for the next few months. The Duke work will take place along Galbraith Road between Pinoak Drive and Simpson Avenue. For more information about this, please call Bill Cargile at Duke 513-6786095, or visit Duke’s Web site at, choose the state of Ohio and click on “natural gas services.� Restoration of Galbraith Road will take place in two phases. The first phase will be completed in Colerain Township by the end of October while the second phase in North College Hill will most likely occur in the spring of 2010. For more details about MSD’s sewer project, please contact Ms. Kate Scarpinski, the MSD Customer Service Representative at (513) 7719424.

(D-28th District), passed out of the House Health committee with bi-partisan support. The bill requires snacks sold in public school vending machines to meet certain nutritional standards. The bill establishes minimum nutritional requirements and calorie limits on snacks sold in school vending machines. The bill would limit drinks such as low calorie sodas permitted at the high school level. It also limits the fat, sugar, sodium and caloric content in snacks. The standards in House Bill 60 are based on guidelines set forth by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, the American Heart Association, as well as many businesses, including Pepsi and Mars. HB 60 now goes to the House floor for consideration.


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CINCINNATI DISTRICT 5 Arrests/citations

Brian McWhorter, born 1983, theft $300 to $5,000 and grand theft auto, 6024 Pawnee Drive, Oct. 2. Jason Gibson, born 1985, domestic violence, 1044 Groesbeck Road, Oct. 5. Orlando C. Johnson, born 1972, menacing, 5900 Hamilton Ave., Sept. 20. Barry A. Blue, born 1954, disorderly conduct, 1197 W. Galbraith Road, Oct. 3. Bobbie Jo Brown, born 1973, possession of open flask and obstruction of official business, 1610 W. North Bend Road, Oct. 4. Gregory Jeffries, born 1983, trafficking, drug abuse, possession of drugs and possession of open flask, 5560 Colerain Ave., Sept. 29.

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Jeffery Bennett, born 1988, possession of drugs, 5206 Colerain Ave., Sept. 30. Kellye Coates, born 1986, disorderly conduct, 5487 Bahama Terrace, Sept. 28. Charles Harris, born 1978, domestic violence and felonious assault, 5560 Goldenrod Drive, Oct. 2. Harry Ferguson, born 1987, possession of drugs, 5371 Bahama Terrace, Oct. 3. Stephanie Kanet, born 1978, larceny, 2643 Allaire Ave., Sept. 25. Timothy L. Green, born 1973, importuning, 5061 Colerain Ave., Sept. 29. Tyrone D. Hardison, born 1985, possession of drugs, 5146 Colerain Ave., Sept. 30.


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Vehicle door damaged at 1374 Kristen Drive, Sept. 23.

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Victim struck at 1231 W. Kemper Road, Sept. 23.

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Juvenile female, 14, theft at 1212 W. Kemper Road, Sept. 30. Juvenile female, 15, theft at 1212 W. Kemper Road, Sept. 20. Juvenile female, 15, theft at 2000 Cincinnati Mills, Oct. 1. Phillip Harris, 18, 1614 Eden Park Drive, theft at 200 Cincinnati Mills, Oct. 1. Demarco Jenkins, 39, 1270 Ross Road, receiving stolen property at

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NORTH COLLEGE HILL Arrests/citations

Four Juveniles, curfew violation at 6700 block of Savannah Avenue, Oct. 4. Tasha Clayton, 20, 2004 Sundale Ave., assault at 2000 block of Sundale Avenue, Oct. 3. Amanda Kidd, 22, 3222 Harry Lee Lane, assault at 2000 block of Sundale Avenue, Oct. 3. Antonio Garner, 19, 2008 Sundale Ave., disorderly conduct at 2000 block of Sundale Avenue, Oct. 3. Gregory Tate, 28, 936 Chateau Drive, disorderly conduct at 6700 block of Savannah Avenue, Oct. 2. Maurice Heard, 31, 7005 Hamilton Ave., obstructing official business at 6900 block of Hamilton Avenue, Oct. 3. Juvenile, domestic violence at Marvin Avenue, Oct. 2. Rashaun Trice, 21, 2353 Harrywood Court, underage sales to minor at 6400 block of Betts Avenue, Oct. 2. Donald Braun, 21, 2313 Harrywood Court, underage sales to minor at 6400 block of Betts Avenue, Oct. 2. David Williams, 19, 7865 Glenorchard Drive, underage sales to minor at 6200 block of Betts Avenue, Oct. 2. Kenneth Hutchinson, 20, 1946 Emerson Ave., domestic violence at Catalpa Avenue, Oct. 1. Justin Rouse, 26, operating vehicle under the influence, driving under suspension at West Galbraith Road and Grace Avenue, Sept. 30. Caryn Slade, 22, 2411 Montana Ave., assault at 2000 block of Sundale Avenue, Oct. 3.

The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. This information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: • Springfield Township: Chief David Heimpold, 7291300. • Mount Healthy: Chief Al Schaefer, 728-3183. • Cincinnati District 5, Captain David Bailey, 5698500. • North College Hill: Chief Paul Toth, 521-7171. • Greenhills: Chief Thomas Doyle, 825-2101. • Forest Park: Chief Phil Cannon, 595-5220.

Incidents Aggravated robbery

Juvenile reported cell phone, money stolen at gunpoint at Savannah and Goodman avenues, Oct. 3.


10217 Springbeauty Lane woman reported being assaulted at 20000 block of Wet Galbraith Road, Sept. 30.


Woman reported GPS, video game system stolen at 6808 Marvin Ave., Oct. 2. Woman reported break-in at 6748 Tarawa Ave., Sept. 29. Man reported two TVs, computer equipment stolen at 8257 Four Worlds Drive, Sept. 29.


Woman reported money stolen at 8335 Four Worlds Drive, Oct. 2. Juvenile reported purse stolen at 1200 block of West Galbraith Road, Oct. 5. United Dairy Farmers reported $21 in gas stolen at 6813 Hamilton Ave., Sept. 30. United Dairy Farmers reported $6 in merchandise stolen at 6813 Hamilton Ave., Sept. 30.

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October 14, 2009

DEATHS Norma Gillen

Norma Cramer Gillen, 83, Mount Healthy, died Oct. 4. She worked for Cincinnati Bell. Survived by daughters Sonja, Annette; granddaughters Regina, Nicole, Jacque, Reatta; great-grandchildren Johnny, Alicia, Angel; sisters Joan, Carol. Preceded in death by husband Earl S. “Buck” Gillen, son Daniel Gillen. Services were Oct. 8 at Neidhard-Gillen Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati.

Stephen Heyl

Stephen Michael Heyl, 37, died Oct. 3. Survived by parents Mark, Mary Heyl; siblings Elizabeth Ahrens, Sharon Foley, Cristina, Juan, Paula, Katie, Joe Cabrera; four nephews. Services were Oct. 9 at St. Bartholomew. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to: Elder High School Marching Band, 3900 Vincent Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45205-1699.

Angela Rutherford

Angela D. Rutherford, 43, Spring-

field Township, died Oct. 3. She was a teacher, researcher, architect designer and a principal partner and shareholder in Champlin Architecture. Survived by mother Nancy Gray; siblings Lee Rutherford, Rodney, Ken Grabill, Robert, Thomas Gray, Teresa Hibberd; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nephews. Preceded in death by Robert Gray, Donald Gray, Bernie Rutherford. Services were Oct. 7 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to: Cancer Center, Christ Hospital, 2139 Auburn Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45219.

Dick Wanamaker

Richard E. “Dick” Wanamaker Sr., Colerain Township, died Oct. 3. He was marketing director of the Powell Valve Company. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a Kentucky Colonel. Survived by wife Juanita Wanamaker; son Richard Wanamaker Jr.; grandchildren Carrie, Christopher, Peter; brother William Wanamaker. Preceded in death by daughter Cheri Lynn Wanamaker, brother Harold Wanamaker. Services were Oct. 9 at St. Margaret Mary. Arrangements by Paul

R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Cincinnati or any local animal shelter.

John Witt

John F. Witt, 73, Groesbeck, died Oct. 2. He was an Army Veteran. Survived by wife Linda Witt; children Susan Porter, Michael, Alan Witt; grandchildren Kyle, Kole, Kory Porter, John, Michael Witt; siblings Catherine, Frank, Peter Witt, Magdeline McCumber; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by siblings Joseph Witt, Betty Ebinger.

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REAL ESTATE 1510 Marlowe Ave.: Minnick, Kena L. to Fletcher, James R. and Peggy K.; $119,900. 2181 North Bend Road: Martin, Howard III to Wells Fargo Bank NA Tr.; $50,000. 845 Oakfield Ave.: Household Realty Corporation to Allen, Jerry L. and Linda L.; $47,000.


11319 Lincolnshire Drive: Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company NA to Wilkerson Properties III LLC; $58,000. 11457 Southland Road: La Salle Bank NA Tr. to Ladd, Cornelious and Loretta; $35,000. 11645 Harington Court: Cunningham, Kevin J. and Robin H. Wilhite Cunningham to Mortensen, David M. and Lauren E.; $103,000. 12115 Hitchcock Drive: Bank of America NA to Greenstone Developers LLC; $35,000. 1333 Kemper Road: Ciccone, Glenn P. to Lagenbeel, Sheri L. and Jessica J. Bond; $105,000. 1854 Lincrest Drive: Capcar Realty 11 LLC to Cromer, Nathan and Wendy E.; $69,000. 796 Farnham Court: Fazioli, Tyra to Citimortgage Inc.; $36,000. 839 Hargrove Way: Johnson, William A. and Melinda to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company Tr.; $58,000.


2517 Flanigan Court: HSBC Mortgage Services Inc. to Gundling, Cortland; $21,600. 5431 Ruddy Court: Hartkemeyer, Paul W. and Ruth to Romero, Fausto A. Lucio and Carol M. Lucio; $116,000. 5460 Vogel Road: Auciello, Richard A. and Patricia A. to Leach, Gordon F. and Tussanee B.; $110,000.


1724 Hill Ave.: Arnold, Mary J. Tr. to BN Home Owners LLC; $35,000. 1980 Madison Ave.: Johnson, Lori S. and Mark E. O’Connor to Mathis, Evan S.; $66,000. 7362 Huntridge Ave.: Sumner, Anthony W. and Diana S. to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company Tr.; $56,000. 7366 Harrison Ave.: Production Framing Inc. to PNC Bank NA; $36,000. 7401 Maple Ave.: Homesales Inc. to Sorensen, Christine Tr.; $25,000. 7410 Hickman St.: Blue Spruce Entities LLC to Aequitas Enterprises LLC; $6,555. 7366 Harrison Ave.: PNC Bank NA to Krygowski, Scott; $25,200. 7816 Seward Ave.: Kinder, Kamela M. to Jacobs, Julie and Nicholas Placke; $85,000. 7936 Hoy Court: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company Tr. to Romime, Amanda M.; $80,000. 7358 Martin St.: Anderson, Robert E. to Bank of New York Mellon; $199,483. 7401 Martin St.: Harris, Tara N. and Alvin to Aurora Loan Services LLC; $150,000.

About real estate transfers Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. Solvers LLC Tr. to Subedi, Janardan and Sree; $45,000. 10712 Toulon Drive: England, Samuel B. and Annie M. to England, Leatha; $71,500. 10884 Sprucehill Drive: American Home Mortgage Servicing Inc. to Midwest Equity Holdings; $25,500. 10912 Maplehill Drive: Bank of New York Tr. to Greenstone Developers LLC; $26,900. 11975 Blackhawk Circle: HSBC Mortgage Services Inc. to Cain, Kenyata R. and Marchael; $109,900. 1485 Hartwood Drive: Holloway, Lisa A. to Suntrust Mortgage Inc.; $74,000.

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9315 Winton Road: Draper, Elizabeth A. to Burnett, Joanna Jenkins; $55,000. 1005 North Bend Road: Carswell, Robert W. to Kabbes, Kyle C. and Ashley P.; $96,000. 10234 Maria Ave.: Fannie Mae to Chenault, William E.; $107,000. 10367 Springrun Drive: Skally,

Ephraim R. Jr. to Cloud, Karen J.; $127,000. 2035 Sevenhills Drive: Smallowitz, Jeff to Thompson, Lowell D.; $71,500. 2131 Miles Road: Orr, Donna L. Tr. to Berning, Michael; $100,000. 2208 Pacora Drive: Withrow, Angela C. to Brookbank, Andrew J.;

$95,000. 8303 Roland Ave.: Villa Services LLC to Penklor Properties LLC; $37,500. 8342 Marley St.: Crutchfield, Reginald to Citimortgage Inc.; $88,952. 8409 Mockingbird Lane: Casey, John M. and Sandra A. to Wallace, Steven; $122,500.




Friendship Baptist Church 8580 Cheviot Rd 741-7017 Gary Jackson, Senior Pastor Sunday School 10:00am Sunday Morning Services 8:45 & 11:00am Sunday Evening Services 6:30pm Wednesday Service 7:00pm AWANA (Wed) 7:00 - 8:45pm

Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA)

Well staffed Nursery, Active Youth & College Groups, Exciting Music Dept, Seniors Group, Deaf Ministry

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

ROMAN CATHOLIC St. Martin Dr Porres Catholic Church

9927 Wayne Ave * Lincoln Hts, Ohio 45215 513-554-4010 Pastor: Fr Thomas Difolco African American in History & Heritage Roman Catholic in Faith & Practice Services: Saturday at 7:00p & Sunday at 10:00a You are always welcome at St. Martin de Porres

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


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1281 Prospect Place: Fannie Mae to Tournament Homes LLC; $39,000. 1499 Galbraith Road: Hanson, Randy to Escalera, Edward and Amanda N. Tankersley; $84,500. 1920 Catalpa Ave.: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to Renaissance Men Properties LLC; $26,001. 2031 Catalpa Ave.: Fifth Third Mortgage Company to SKTD Investments LLC; $13,000. 6601 Betts Ave.: Sutton Funding LLC to Jesse Consulting LLC; $9,100. 6796 Richard Ave.: Vaught, James M. and Patricia A. Relly to Terrell, Murphy III; $76,500. 6907 Kleindale Ave.: Lawrence, Daryl to Federal National Mortgage Association; $66,000. 1472 Dordine Lane: Cole, Deonta M. to Household Realty Corporation; $66,000. 1930 Emerson Ave.: Moore, Roy to Kingsbury, Chris; $32,000. 2011 Emerson Ave.: Kramig, Mary to Robinson, Stacey M.; $46,500.

1739 Grayrick Drive: Ries, James E. and Shirley F. to Richter, Joseph R. and Bonnie L. Francis; $48,100. 1839 Fullerton Drive: Brockman, Rundle and Cassandra to Fannie Mae; $78,000. 1979 John Gray Road: HSBC Bank USA NA Tr. to Creekview Enterprises LLC; $63,000. 7945 Ramble View: Stephens, Nick to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company Tr.; $76,000. 7945 Ramble View: Stephens, Nick to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company Tr.; $76,000. 8464 Fernwell Drive: Volz, Joseph C. and Gay J. to Bentley, Edward L.; $119,000. 8632 Neptune Drive: National Reis Equity Partners LLC to Mansur, Orlando and Xiomara; $58,000. 8650 Long Lane: Midwest Equity Holdings Inc. to Wehman, Gregory J.; $91,000. 8847 Daly Road: Federal National Mortgage Association to Vista Housing LLC; $26,000. 8857 Ebro Court: Blue Spruce Entities LLC to Aequitas Enterprises LLC; $7,555. 8993 Mockingbird Lane: Thielen, Catherine M. to Robinson, Esther; $75,000.



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LUTHERAN Christ Lutheran Church (LCMS)

3301 Compton Rd (1 block east of Colerain) 385-8342 Sunday School & Bible Class (all ages) 9:45am Sunday Worship 8:30 & 11:00am Saturday Evening Worship 5:30pm A great community church in a great community! Also home to Little Bud Preschool 385-8404 enrolling now! Visit our website:

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

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HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH 9:30 am Traditional Service 11:00 am Contemporary Service 4695 Blue Rock Road Colerain Township South of Ronald Reagan and I-275 923-3370

Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS 5921 Springdale Rd 1mi west of Blue Rock

Rev Lyle Rasch, Pastor

Worship 10:30 am Sunday School: 9:20 am Traditional Service and Hymnbook


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

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UNITED METHODIST Christ, the Prince of Peace United Methodist Church 10507 “Old” Colerain Ave (513) 385-7883 Rev. Joe Hadley, Pastor Church School for all ages 9:15am Worship 10:30am - Nursery Available “Small enough to know you, Big enough to care”

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 "Get In The Game: What Time Is It? Game Time!"

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

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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


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

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Monfort Heights United Methodist Church

3682 West Fork Rd , west of North Bend Traditional Worship 8:30 & 11:00am Contemporary Worhip 9:44am

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Mt Healthy United Methodist Church

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

Sharonville United Methodist

8:15 & 11am Traditional Service & Kingdom Kids 9:30am Contemporary Worship & 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 Rd (1/4 mi. so. of Northgate Mall)


Northwest Community Church 8745 Cheviot Rd, by Colerain HS 513-385-8973 Worship and Sunday School 10AM Handicap Accessible/Nursery Available

Salem White Oak Presbyterian

Church By The Woods PC(USA) Sun Worship 10:00am Childcare Provided 3755 Cornell Rd 563-6447 ............................................

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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

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

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St Paul - North College Hill

6997 Hamilton Ave 931-2205 Rev. Virginia Duffy, Interim Minister Lollie Kasulones, Minister for Program Evelyn Osterbrock, Minister for Children Sundays: Music & Announcement 9:45am Worship at 10:00am Sunday School and Child Care Nurtured And Fellowship Groups For All Ages


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West-side authors will be at the banks Book lovers from near and afar will once again come together to celebrate the joy of reading and books. Just like many great books, a sequel often follows. This one just happens to be about 80 plus national and regional authors and the organizers and sponsors who brought them together to participate in the third annual Books by the Banks: Cincinnati USA Book Festival. The all-day event is set

for Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Duke Energy Convention Center downtown. To get a Seidel good read on this year’s book festival, one need only look at what makes it so “novel.” There’s no charge to get in, yet, nowhere else in the region will book lovers find so

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many noteworthy authors all in one place, all on the same day. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., attendees can have their favorite books signed from their choice of 80 plus well-known writers and illustrators in the large author pavilion. They can also take in fascinating author panel discussions featuring topics like sports, local history, cooking (demos), and music (as well as the chance to hear their favorite authors speak about their works) in the adjoining meeting rooms. Families can enjoy activities including visits with costumed storybook characters, children’s author readings, music, and fun crafts in the Target Kids’ Corner. For more, go to /. West-side authors who are slated to appear are: William Lambers, of Delhi Township, author of “Ending World Hunger.” Lambers is the author of several books including “Nuclear Weapons,” “The Road to Peace” and “The Spirit of the Marshall Plan.” His articles have appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, the Cincinnati Enquirer, the San Diego Union-Tribune, Diplomatic Traffic and the History News Network. Michael and Jeff Morris, of Cleves and Delhi Township, authors of “Haunted Cincinnati and Southwest Ohio.” Brothers and Cincinnati

natives Michael and Jeff hope their book “Haunted Cincinnati and Southwest Ohio” will bring some lesser-known ghost stories to light, and even educate Cincinnatians about ghosts that may roam in their own backyard. Michael lives in Cleves and Jeff lives in Delhi Township. Their Web site is w w w. M i a m i t o w n G h o s t Peter Seidel, of College Hill, author of “2045: A Story of Our Future.” Author and architect, Seidel examines where today’s environmental problems and the increasing power of business and money might be taking society in his dystopian novel “2045: A Story of Our Future.” Originally from Wisconsin, Seidel has enjoyed a career as an architect in many cities, including Cincinnati, and has taught at various universities including Miami University of Ohio. Christina Wald, of Westwood, illustrator of “Henry the Impatient Heron.” University of Cincinnati graduate Wald began her career illustrating for a wide variety of games including Star Wars: Middle Earth: The Wizards. Today, she’s expanded her talents to include children’s books and products including flags and toy labels as well as toy and product design. Her Web site is

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The Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Film Commission has announced the date, theme and initial supporters for its 2009 annual gala. The Film Commission, whose most recent endeavors include HBO’s “Hard Knocks” and MTV’s “Taking the Stage,” will also be celebrating new tax incentives recently approved by Ohio and Kentucky lawmakers. The annual gala will be a masquerade ball on Saturday, Oct. 24, at Laurel Court in College Hill. The mansion is known as one of America’s best surviving examples of the opulent “gilded age” homes built at the beginning of the 20th century. Guests will attend in masquerade dress or black tie, and be treated to an evening of entertainment and music that begins with a cocktail reception and mansion tours, continues

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its own food service for guests, so they can spend their entire visit immersed in solitude if they wish, surrounded by tall trees, huge rocks, the castle‘s own hiking trails and plenty of peace and quiet. Or guests can drive the few miles to outside attractions & other dramatic scenery in the Hocking Hills. Ravenwood offers popular “murder mystery” weekends and also plans “medieval dinners”, getaway workshops, and other special events. Facilities are also perfect for small weddings and other festive occasions. The building has no steps into the 1st floor level - a “drawbridge” leads from the driveway to the massive front door and the first floor guest rms. Nearby are caves, waterfalls, lots of hiking trails, a scenic railway, arts & crafts studios & shop, antique malls and much more. There are often midweek discounts and a special “Royal Family” Adventure Package in the summer.

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