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Water main project nears completion

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Moving forward

Attorneys for Martin Marietta, Indian Hill and other area municipalities are volleying for control on how to proceed with the appeal of a decision granting a permit for an underground limestone mine. Terrace Park, Newtown, Indian Hill and the mine opposition group Citizens Against Blasting on Our Miami (CABOOM) appealed the Anderson Township Board of Zoning Appeals June decision granting Martin Marietta a special zoning certificate to operate an underground limestone mine and a variance to store explosive materials. SEE STORY, A4

Moving closer

It’s not a sure thing, but it seems Indian Hill is moving closer to accepting roads in the Twin Fences at Peterloon Farm subdivision. During a recent Indian Hill Village Council meeting, Mayor David Ottenjohn led a discussion on an ordinance to accept Phase 1 of the Twin Fences subdivision. The percentage of lots developed, however, is below the 75 percent requirement in the village’s subdivision ordinance. About 67 percent of the lots in the subdivision are developed. SEE STORY, A5 For the Postmaster

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The first phase of the project began in January and was completed by September. Phase 2A, Work continues on the third which replaced 2,900 feet of phase of water main replacements water main along Pamlico Lane and Sanderson Place, began soon that began in January. Indian Hill is replacing thou- after and was recently completed. Phase 2B, which focuses on sands of feet of water mains throughout the village in an Demar Road, is under way. Councilman attempt to Dan Feigelson improve the said despite the water main The first two phases of the water main infrastructure water main replacement replacement that allows the forcing workers village to project have been completed, to dig into varipump a higher while phase 2B is ous roads, the volume of approximately 70 percent roads themwater to the selves are as water tower. finished. strong as before. Indian Hill “You can’t has moved even tell they forward with the last two phases due to the were there,” he said, noting the original phase, which replaced roads do look different, but func25,300 feet of water main, com- tion the same. The village has moved forward ing in approximately $1 million the final two phases of the project under budget. The first two phases of the because the work came in under water main replacement project budget. have been completed, while phase To read more about your community, 2B is approximately 70 percent visit www.Cincinnati.com/indianhill. finished. By Rob Dowdy

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Help for holidays

Those either currently going through a divorce or dealing with the aftermath now have a place to turn for answers. Armstrong Chapel is hosting DivorceCare, a national program that meets weekly for 13 weeks. The program has been meeting for several weeks, and is holding a special seminar on “surviving the holidays.” SEE STORY, A2

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Kindergarten teacher Monica Dawkins, left, of Loveland chats with kindergartner Elizabeth Miller during a Thanksgiving meal at Indian Hill Primary School. The students also participated in a Thanksgiving program where they sang holiday-themed songs. For more photos please see page B1.

Tasty fundraiser to benefit hospital By Rob Dowdy rdowdy@communitypress.com

Kindervelt, a citywide charitable organization, is hoping local bakery customers have a sweet tooth this holiday season. The organization, which is comprised of local groups that raise money for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, has joined forces with the Greater Cincinnati Retail Bakers Association to offer “Buy a Kid, Help a Kid, No Kidding.” During the event, which runs Dec. 5-31, customers at dozens of local bakeries can buy special gingerbread cookies with a portion of the proceeds going to local children’s charities. Indian Hill resident Buffie Rixey, president of the citywide Kindervelt organization and member of the village’s group, said the promotion has been a holiday staple for several years. “It’s a perfect opportunity to

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Here’s a list of local bakeries participating in “Buy a Kid, Help a Kid, No Kidding,” a fundraising promotion by Kindervelt and the Greater Cincinnati Retail Bakers Association: • Bonnie Lynn Bakery, Blue Ash, Montgomery and Loveland • Bonomini Bakery, north side of Cincinnati • Graeter’s Bakery, all locations • Little Dutch Bakery, Mt. Healthy • Regina Bakery, North Bend and Cheviot • Servatii Pastry Shop, all locations • Jansen’s Sweet Sinsations, Mason • Wyoming Pastry Shop, Wyoming ROB DOWDY/STAFF

Chip Graeter, of Graeter’s, holds up a sampling of the cookies being sold at area bakeries in support of Kindervelt’s fundraising efforts for the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. purchase a cookie and help a kid,” Rixey said. She said the money raised by Kindervelt will benefit the division of asthma research at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

Symmes Township resident Patty Wilken said this is a favorite event for Kindervelt because it not only involves all the community groups of the organization, but also people not familiar with

Kindervelt’s work in the community. “It’s one of the organization’s events that involve everyone,” she said.

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Those either currently going through a divorce or dealing with the aftermath now have a place to turn for answers. Armstrong Chapel is hosting DivorceCare, a national program that meets weekly for 13 weeks. The program has been meeting for several weeks, and is holding a special seminar on “surviving the holidays.” Pastor Jill Croswell, who leads the DivorceCare program, said the holiday event will teach practical strategies for coping with the holiday season, which can be difficult for the recently divorced or separated. “This is a really tough time for folks,” she said. Croswell said the program has “really taken off” in the last year, with 55 people attending the previ-

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To find out more about DivorceCare at Armstrong Chapel, call Pastor Jill Croswell at 853-2767or Rene Beck at 791-7812. To learn more about the national program, visit www.divorcecare.com.

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DivorceCare leaders Rene Beck, left, and the Rev. Jill Croswell have had four classes go through the 13-week program that helps those dealing with the aftershocks of a divorce. ous 13-week incarnation in January. Mariemont resident Chris Kelly was one of those who attended the program last

year. He said he took a chance on DivorceCare because it came highly recommended from a neighbor. “I went up there for some

classes and felt really good about it,” Kelly said. He said the group is a mix of different ages, circumstances, men and women who lean on each other for support. Kelly noted many people in the group have formed “subgroups” who gather outside of the program for social functions. For more about your community, visit www.Cincinnati.com/indianhill.

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Anderson Twp. mine appeal hearing Dec. 21 By Lisa Wakeland lwakeland@communitypress.com

Attorneys for Martin Marietta, Anderson Township and other area municipalities are volleying for control on how to proceed with the appeal of a decision granting a permit for an underground limestone mine. Terrace Park, Newtown, Indian Hill and the mine opposition group Citizens Against Blasting on Our Miami (CABOOM) appealed the Anderson Township Board of Zoning Appeals June decision granting Martin Marietta a special zoning certificate to operate an underground limestone mine and a variance to store

explosive materials. A hearing on the appeal is set for Tuesday, Dec. 21. More than 60 Anderson Township residents and business owners near the proposed mine site, on 480acres of property near the intersection of Round Bottom and Broadwell roads, also are part of the appeal before the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas. The appellants filed a motion to compel the Anderson Township Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) to vacate its decision before a court review of the 16 months of testimony and exhibits. Martin Marietta, which opposed the motion to vacate judgment, argues

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municipalities and CABOOM from the case claiming a lack of standing to participate in the appeal. Martin Marietta’s attorney Dick Brahm also states that Indian Hill, Terrace Park and Newtown expressed only general concerns of the community at large and complain about real and fictitious events that could be argued in every case to justify standing in the appeal. Attorneys for the communities appealing the Board of Zoning Appeals’ decision state that all the villages own property in the immediate vicinity of the proposed mining operation and are directly affected beyond that of the public at large. Because of the proximity to the mine site, the attorneys argue that there would be a disproportionate impact on property values in Terrace Park and Indian Hill. In Newtown, the attorneys argue that traffic from the mine would negatively affect the village roads. The attorneys also claim the appellants were sworn parties in the original Board of Zoning Appeals hearing and are aggrieved by the board’s decision, so, per the Anderson Township zoning resolution, the parties may appeal to the court. Martin Marietta also moved to dismiss the Anderson Township Board of Zoning Appeals because “it is inherently wrong for a quasi-judicial body ... to morph from an impartial decision maker into an advocate or partisan when its decision is challenged.” The attorneys for the appellants allege that the motion to dismiss the Board of Zoning Appeals is part of

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Magistrate Michael Bachman will hear all motions on the Martin Marietta mine appeals case at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, at the Hamilton County Courthouse, 1000 Main St. • The appellants – Terrace Park, Indian Hill, Newtown, mine opposition group CABOOM, along with nearby residents and business owners – filed a motion to force the Anderson Township Board of Zoning Appeals to invalidate its June 2 decision granting a conditional-use permit for an underground limestone mine and a variance for the storage of explosives. Both Martin Marietta, Anderson Township and the Anderson Township BZA filed memorandums opposing that motion. • Martin Marietta, which intervened as a party appellee, moved to dismiss all municipalities, CABOOM and the Anderson Township Board of Zoning Appeals from the case. The appellants filed a reply opposing Martin Marietta’s motion to dismiss any of the appellants. • Martin Marietta moved to eliminate supplemental evidence from the case record. The evidence is the resolution passed in July by the Hamilton County Commissioners denying Martin Marietta the ability to tunnel under countyowned Broadwell Road. The appellants filed a joint memorandum opposing the motion to eliminate that evidence.

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It’s not a sure thing, but it seems Indian Hill is moving closer to accepting roads in the Twin Fences at Peterloon Farm subdivision. During a Ottenjohn recent Indian Hill Village Council meeting, Mayor David Ottenjohn led a discussion on an ordinance to accept Phase 1 of the Twin Fences subdivision. The percentage of lots developed, however, is below the 75 percent requirement in the village’s subdivision ordinance. About 67 percent of the lots in the subdivision are developed. City Manager Mike Burns said the economy has slowed development of the remaining lots and residents who are paying village

ed to discuss the issue during its Monday, Dec. 20, meeting. For more about your community, visit www.Cincinnati.com/indianhill.

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Indian Hill is considering the adoption of roads in Phase 1 of the Twin Fences subdivision. The move would make road maintenance and snow removal the responsibility of the village maintenance department. taxes would benefit from the services all residents receive. “It seems prudent to (accept the subdivision),” Burns said. Ottenjohn said residents have asked for the acceptance of roads and approving a resolution would pose a very small risk. Other council members questioned the need to ded-

icate the roads before the subdivision reaches the 75 percent development, but Ottenjohn said the community meets village requirements, but just hasn’t progressed as quickly as developers or residents would have liked. “The roads are built to our specifications,” he said. The village currently plows snow in Twin Fences.

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Ursuline freshmen make jewelry to help holiday project

The Indian Hill Braves Marching Band recently won the highest score in Visual Performances at the Colerain Invitational Preliminary.

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The Indian Hill Braves Marching Band recently captured another Class AA, first-place trophy in the Colerain Band Invitational preliminaries. In addition to winning high scores in Music and Visual Performances the marching band also placed first in Percussion. It qualified for the finals, where the best bands in each class compete against each another, and finished sixth. The marching band season wrapped up with the 2010 Mid States Band Association Championship at Kings High School. Twenty-six regional Class AA high school marching bands, some traveling distances more than 100 miles, competed in this grand, season finale. Bands are judged in categories of Music General Effect, Visual General Effect, Music Performance, and Visual Performance. The Indian Hill Braves Marching Band won fifth place in the preliminaries, catapulting them into the finals where they finished fourth. The Indian Hill Braves Marching Band competed one last time this season on a national level, in the most competitive of marching band contests, the 2010 Bands of America at Lucas Stadium in Indianapolis. Thirty-five of the finest marching bands in the nation will perform and be judged by a panel of nationally recognized music educators and marching band experts. “The marching bands performing in this BOA Championship are

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Ursuline freshmen underwent a project in November which tapped on their creativity as well as their philanthropic hearts. For several weeks, the students, under the direction of community service coordinator Ruthie Hurley, crafted a variety of jewelry items which will be put on sale to the student body. The profits from the jewelry sale will be used to buy Christmas gifts for the Hope Emergency Program, a non-profit outreach agency that helps the residents in Brown and surrounding counties who are in great need of assistance. “Our Christmas Project is a whole school service project of buying and collecting gifts for Hope Emergency Program (started by two Ursuline sisters and currently run by two other Ursuline sisters),” Hurley said. “One way that we raise money for buying Christmas gifts is through the jewelry sale. The jewelry is made by all freshmen. It is sold by students from all grades and gifts from our giving tree are brought in by all students and families.” Senior Chelsea Zoellner is the overall leader of this project. She oversees the jewelry making process, make sure that workers are signed up to sell and makes sure the giving tree is up and ready to go. Zoellner also keeps everyone

informed on what is happening with the Christmas project. “When making the jewelry, I always think about the people that we are making it for – the children who, without Hope Emergency Program, would wake up on Christmas morning without any presents under their tree,” Zoellner said. “This quintessential childhood moment for me is something that I believe every child deserves. The jewelry sale will enable this to happen because it will generate the money to purchase gifts which will then be distributed to Hope Emergency Program.” Freshman Victoria Klee said she enjoyed making the jewelry with her classmates. “I think that jewelry making is a really fun way to help out our community,” she said. “You can express creativity and do community service at the same time. I feel great about helping those in need at Hope Emergency. It makes me feel like I am making a difference.” Hurley said that the Hope Emergency Project is also the largest beneficiary of Ursuline’s annual canned food drive. “We try to take at least 6,000 pounds of food to Hope each spring,” she said. “Our canned food drive is in April and benefits four different agencies, Hope Emergency being one of them.”

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The Indian Hill Braves Marching Band recently captured another Class AA, first-place trophy at the Colerain Invitational Preliminary.

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The Indian Hill Braves Marching Band received the highest score in the Music category at the Colerain Invitational Preliminary.

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Ursuline freshmen recently crafted jewelry to be put on sale to the student body. Profits from the sale will be used to purchase Christmas gifts for the Hope Emergency Program. Ursuline freshmen seen here making jewelry are, from left, Victoria Klee of Indian Hill and Sarah Connaughton of Sharonville. PROVIDED

The Indian Hill Braves Marching Band placed first in the Percussion category at the Colerain Invitational Preliminary.

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The Indian Hill Marching Band finished fourth at the Mid States Band Association Championship.

some of the finest and most talented in the region, including former Regional and Grand National Champions,” said Travis Tester, manager of Participant Relations for Music for All, sponsors of BOA. “The thousands of student performers have worked long hours

and dedicated themselves to the pursuit of excellence in preparing for this event.” The Braves Marching Band will close out its 2010 season, which began in July, with a record of consistently placing first and second within their AA class.

HONOR ROLLS Mount Notre Dame The following students have earned honors for the first quarter of 2010-2011.

Freshmen

Second honors – Mary Bayer, Meredith Kimmel and Madeline Volz.

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First honors – Ellen Molinaro and Madeline

Peters. Second honors – Virginia Hollatz, Lauren Lange, Rosemary Lavelle, Nora Molinaro, Rebecca Nachtrab and Bailey Venner.

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Second honors – Morgan Parker and Caitlin Shipp.

Seniors

Second honors – Nell Cronin, Melissa DeWitt and Emily Lehmann.

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Indian Hill’s Nicole Bell is double teamed and hit hard by Mariemont’s Elizabeth McCracken, left, and Mari Mileham during their girls basketball game Dec. 2 at Mariemont. Indian Hill won 55-25.

The Indian Hill High School girls basketball team started their season off with a pair of strong wins. The Braves beat Unioto 73-44 on Nov. 27 and beat Mariemont 55-25 on Dec. 1. The Braves opened the season by shooting 53 percent from the floor en route to the blowout win. Indian Hill was led by Sarah Arington, who scored 23 points on nine-of-14 shooting. She also led the team in rebounds with 10. Nicole Bell and Kelsey Matthews scored 16 points each, as the duo combined to shoot 12 for 22 from the floor. Katie Markesbery was second on the team in rebounds with eight in the opener and Natalie Newton chipped in eight points in her starting role. Jessica Arington came off the bench to chip in eight

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Indian Hill’s Sarah Arington drives to the hoop against Mariemont’s Emily Moreton during their girls basketball game at Mariemont Dec. 2. points on four-of-six shooting. On Dec. 1, Indian Hill dropped Mariemont 55-25. The Braves jumped out to a 34-15 halftime lead and were led by Nicole Bell’s 20 points on eight-for-17 shoot-

ing. She also led the Braves with seven assists. Sarah Arington chipped in 18 points for the Braves and Kelsey Matthews led with seven rebounds. The girls face Taylor on Dec. 8 and then face Deer Park on Dec. 11. The Indian Hill boys basketball team fell in their first game to Sycamore 63-54. The Braves did have a lead in the first half, but the Aves pulled away in the second. Indian Hill was led by Austin Trout, who put up 14 points. Teddy Kremchek put up 12 points and Sam Voss added 11. Off the bench, Jordan Fiore chipped in nine points and a team-best five rebounds in 25 minutes of play. Jon Griggs scored eight points from his starting role. Indian Hill plays Deer Park on Dec. 10 and is at Madeira on Dec. 18. For more sports coverage, go to www.cincinnati/com/presspreps.

BRIEFLY The week at Indian Hill

• The Indian Hill girls basketball team beat Unioto 7344, Nov. 27. Indian Hill’s Sarah Arington was the team’s topscorer with 23 points.

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Despite fielding a relatively inexperienced gymnastics squad last season, head coach Steve Conner believes his team has made enormous progress heading into the 2010-2011 campaign. “I thought we improved a lot last year and we have everyone returning… It was a good year for (the girls),” Conner said. CCD, which is in Indian Hill, is unlike other area schools because the squad does not feature individuals who practice the sport all year long, according to Conner. Conner said his team understands this disadvantage, but added that it doesn’t interfere with the Lady Indians’ passion for the sport. “They love doing (gymnastics) and they are fun to coach,” Conner said. “They work hard and are always in good sprits.” Throughout the season, the Indians should receive strong efforts from competitors such as Alexis Victor of Madeira. Now another year older, Victor will be expected to add difficulty to in her allaround (vault, bars, beam, floor) routine. “With Alexis, it’s a matter of adding difficulty because she has the technique to raise her scores… she was our MVP last season and she’s a hard worker and is not afraid to go after difficult moves,” Conner said. Victor’s teammate, Erika Brackett of Madeira will also look to be a team leader for the Indians. Brackett’s junior season was the first time the senior participated in gymnastics. A strong dance background helped Brackett navigate through early season roadblocks last winter, according to Conner.

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The week at CCD

• The Cincinnati Country Day girls basketball team beat New Miami 66-23, Dec. 1. CCD’s Erica Armstead was the team’s top-scorer with 17 points. • In boys swimming, Cincinnati Country Day placed second with a score of 84 against New Richmond’s

138 and Greenfield McClain’s 65, Dec. 1. CCD’s McMaster won the 50 meter freestyle in 26.76 seconds; Hanson won the 500 meter freestyle in 6 minutes, 39.14 seconds; and CCD won the 400 meter freestyle in 4 minutes, 11.61 seconds. • The CCD girls swim team placed first with a score of 132 against New Richmond’s second-place 85 and Greenfield McClain’s score of 57. CCD won the 200 meter medley relay in 2 minutes, 8.55 seconds, the 22 meter freestyle relay in 1 minute, 54.73 seconds and the 400

meter freestyle relay in 4 minutes, 19.18 seconds. CCD’s Maier won the 200 meter freestyle in 2 minutes, 22.75 seconds, and the 100 meter freestyle in 1 minute, 3.46 seconds; Blackburn won the 200 meter individual medley in 2 minutes, 30.33 seconds; Cohen won the 50 meter freestyle in 28.83 seconds; Blackburn won the 100 meter flystroke in 1 minute, 8.89 seconds; Taylor won the 100 meter backstroke in 1 minute, 12.69 second; and Burns won the 100 meter breaststroke in 1 minute, 18.55 seconds.

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The Cincinnati Country Day School gymnastics squad: (front row, from left) Lauren Wiley, Casey Pfister, Evelyn Nkooyooyo, Kelsey Bardach; (middle row, from left) Amelia Drew, Mariah Yisrael, Audrey McCartney; (back row, from left) Alexis Victor, and Erika Brackett. “Gymnastics is always hard, and it took her getting over the fear of being up on the beam, but she improved drastically throughout the year,” Conner said. “By the end of the season, she was our best beam performer.” The Indians will also feature Madeira’s Claire Heinichen (bars) and juniors Sadie Lindner and Anderson’s Audrey McCartney in their lineup (both compete at the all-around event). Like Victor and Brackett, the trio will look to make their routines more difficult, in an attempt to impress the judges. “They are ready to step up and post some decent scores,” Conner said. “They are going to add some depth (to the team) this year.” The Indians may also have a pleasant surprise in junior Mariah Yisrael, of Anderson. (beam). Yisrael, who has a little

club background, decided to compete this season after sitting out her sophomore year. She, like her teammates, will try to add some difficulty to her routine. “She needs to improve on technique and getting routines back together,” Conner said. “She should add some depth for us this year and she has enough of a background to know what’s expected.” CCD opens the season at the Anderson Quad (at CCD), Dec. 7. Other teammates include: Lauren Wiley of West Chester; Casey Pfister of West Chester, Evelyn Nkooyooyo of the Blue Ash area, Kelsey Bardach of Cincinnati, Amelia Drew of Madeira, Amber Hardin of the Blue Ash area. See more sports coverage at www.cincinnati.com/blogs/pres sprep

The Moeller High School hockey team has a young roster, but the Crusaders have solid depth this season and should contend for the Capital Conference Championship. “We’re going to be very competitive with everyone we play,” said head coach Mike Reeder. Moeller will be led by a trio of senior standouts in Kyle Bobay, Ben Fessel and Alex Land. “Those three guys played great in our first few games,” Reeder said. “They are consistent for us and we’ll need their leadership more than ever having nine sophomores on the roster.” Having so many underclassmen, the Crusaders aren’t the most physically imposing team. Speed and skill will be the calling cards for Moeller this season, according to Reeder. “We have a lot of skill,” he said. “Our kids are good, smart hockey players and they are team players. We just need to be a little more aggressive. It’s one of the things we’re working on.” Defense is an area that Crusaders also need work on early in the season. Reeder said defense comes naturally to some players but that the Crusaders will have to put a little more focus on it. Fortunately for Moeller, the Crusaders

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Moeller’s Kyle Bobay scores against St. Xavier during a game last season. Bobay is one of the senior leaders for Moeller this season.

Juniors Jake Krugler and Calvin Fix will split time in net and both have save percentages over 90 percent. defense is bolstered by having two solid goaltenders. Juniors Jake Krugler and Calvin Fix will split time in net and both have save percentages over 90 percent. “Goaltending was a bit of an unknown for us so it was a pleasant surprise that they are playing so well,” Reeder said. Among the underclassmen, Nick Meece, Alex Burgdorf and Tyler Ruter will be standouts for Moeller but the Crusaders have depth up and down the lineup.

“We have three lines that can do some damage,” Reeder said. “Anyone I throw out there can handle themselves” Dublin Coffman, Upper Arlington, Dublin Jerome and Olentangy Liberty are among the top teams in the conference, along with the Crusaders. Moeller will have a good idea of where it stands in the league by Christmas as the Crusaders play five league games in early December. “I feel like we should be able to play with any of those guys,” Reeder said. “We still need to improve but it’s nice to have a decent team that also has room to grow and get even better.” For more sports coverage, go to www.cincinnati.com/blogs/ presspreps.


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EDITORIALS

Last week’s question

“The Invisible Man. I could go into dangerous places and situations, and not fear being discovered and probably killed. ‘And I could learn the truth about things that divide people, and be able to expose liars for what they are.” Bill B. “Federal agent Elliot Ness ... old-fashioned crime fighting where the constitutional rights didn’t play a huge part on investigations and apprehensions.” O.H.R. “I would like to be an intelligent, responsible, honest, ethical member of the U.S. Congress who puts the interests of my country first, as opposed to seeing how much money I can get the federal government to waste in my district or how I could get myself reelected. “I would believe in ‘truth, justice, and the American way,’ play fair, and co-operate with my fellow members for the good of our constituents, regardless of their party. “Oops, forgot Superman passed away. Clearly, I would be a fictional character.” F.S.D. “None other than our President, Barrack Obama. This guy has lived in a fantasy world since being elected. “His idea after the election was that he was going to part the waters and the flock would follow him for whatever he wanted done. “He has increased our government in size, and spending followed. I still don't understand what 35 czars are doing besides adding to our deficit spending and inflating government salaries with secretaries, advisers, etc., etc. to the tune of or upward of $1 million per czar's cabinet. What is the purpose of our House representatives and senators? “To me, if you ever watch Cspan channels, in chamber sessions seems to be a farce – one person does the talking to a bunch

Next question How much do you plan to spend for Christmas or holiday gifts this year? How does it compare to last year? Every week the Indian Hill Journal asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to indianhill@communitypress.com with Chatroom in the subject line. of empty seats or people walking around lobbying for something. “I just wish we could go back to basics and do more than freeze salaries. If they would put ALL government employees into the Social Security system and have the same benefit packages and near salaries as the commoners, the system would be in better shape. “I could go on for ever as there is a lot more so I don't want to take up the whole paper.” D.J. “Anne Shirley of Green Gables is the fictional character I would most want to be. She is plucky, loves to read and became a teacher. She had a certain joy for life that was inspiring.” K.S. “I guess the talking horse. Just think how it would be – you as a horse who could talk at the race track talking to the other horses and getting the inside of who was going to win the big race even before it began.” L.S. “Although I’m still a believer and do not consider him fictional, I think I would choose Santa Claus. Who else do you know of who is loved by everyone and who loves everyone in return? I do my part to assist him every year.” B.N. “Elizabeth Bennet. Because when all was said and done with the family drama, and the societal pressures in 19th England, she and Mr. Darcy lived happily ever after.” C.A.S.

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Village of Indian Hill: 6525 Drake Road. Phone: 561-6500. Web site: www.ihill.org. Mayor David T. Ottenjohn; Vice Mayor Joseph Beech III; council members Daniel J. Feigelson, Lindsay McLean, Keith Rabenold, Laura Raines and Mark Tullis. City Manager Michael W. Burns; Assistant City Manager David M. Couch; Chief of Police Chuck Schlie; City Solicitor Donald L. Crain; Clerk-Comptroller Paul C. Riordan; Fire Chief Steven Ashbrock; Public Works Superintendent John Davis; Tax Commissioner Constance Eberhart; Water Works Superintendent John Davis.

2nd District includes nearly all the northeastern and eastern Cincinnati communities. Local: Kenwood office – 8044 Montgomery Road, Room 540, Cincinnati, Ohio 45236; phone 791-0381 or 800-784-6366; fax 791-1696. Portsmouth office – 601 Chillicothe St., Portsmouth, Ohio 45662; phone 740-3541440. In Washington, D.C.: 238 Cannon Building, Washington, D.C., 20515; phone 202-2253164; fax 202-225-1992. E-mail: jean@jeanschmidt.com Web sites: www.house.gov/schmidt

SCHOOLS

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown

Indian Hill Village Council

Indian Hill Exempted Village Schools

Indian Hill Exempted Village Schools Board of Education: 6855 Drake Road. Phone: 2724500. Web site: www.ih.k12.oh.us. Indian Hill school board meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Indian Hill High School, 6845 Drake Road. Board President Tim Sharp; Vice President Molly Barber; board members Karl Grafe, Elizabeth Johnston and Kim Martin Lewis. Superintendent Dr. Jane Knudson; Assistant Superintendent Dr. Mark Ault; Treasurer and Business Manager Julia J. Toth, 2724513; Director of Pupil Services Lisa Huey; Transportation Supervisor Cynthia Ketterer; Facilities Director Ken Stegman and Director of Communications Martha Stephen.

U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt

Cleveland – 216-522-7272. Cincinnati – 425 Walnut St., room 2310, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-3915; phone 6841021, fax 684-1029. Washington, D.C.: C5 Russell Bldg., Washington, D.C., 20510; phone 202-2242315; fax 202-224-6519. E-mail: senator@brown.senate.gov Web site: www.brown.senate.gov

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If you don’t get your annual Social Security statement … If you’re age 25 or older, pay Social Security taxes and are not yet receiving monthly benefits, you should get an automatic Social Security statement in the mail each year about two to three months before your birthday. The statement is a valuable tool to keep track of your annual earnings, as well as to help you plan your financial future. If your earnings don’t meet the threshold for filing a federal tax return, you might not be receiving your annual Social Security statement. Everyone who has worked and paid Social Security tax is entitled to receive a statement. So, if you don’t get one automatically in the mail, you can request one from Social Security – and the easiest way to do that is online. Just visit www.socialsecurity.gov/mystatement and select the “Need to request a Statement?” banner. You’ll need to fill in the following information: • name as shown on your Social Security card; • Social Security number; • date of birth; • place of birth,and • mother’s maiden name – last name only (to identify you). To make your estimate more accurate, you can provide the following information: • last year’s earnings and an estimate of your current and future earnings; and

• t h e age you plan to stop working. Once you make your request, Social Security will mail you a statement, Ned Morrell which you should receive Community within two to Press guest four weeks. columnist Give it a careful look to make sure your earnings and information are reported correctly, and contact Social Security if you find anything amiss. After you review your statement, it’s a good idea to keep it with your other important papers. Q. My oldest sister is 63 and she doesn’t get the annual statement. Is there a reason she might not get a Social Security statement automatically? A. You won’t get a statement automatically if: • you are under age 25; • you are already receiving Social Security benefits on your record; • we cannot get a current mailing address for you; • you are age 62 or older and receiving Social Security benefits on someone else’s record; • you are a Medicare beneficiary; or

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We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics important to you in The Indian Hill Journal. Include your name, address and phone number(s) so we may verify your letter. Letters of 200 or fewer words and columns of 500 or fewer words have the best chance of being published. All submissions may be edited for length, accuracy and clarity. Deadline: Noon Friday E-mail: indianhill@communitypress.com Fax: 248-1938 U.S. mail: See box below Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Indian Hill Journal may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. • you requested a statement within the past 11 months. If you don’t get a statement automatically, you can request one online. Or you can call 1800-772-1213 and ask for Form SSA-7004. You will receive a statement in the mail about two to four weeks after you request it electronically or about four to six weeks after you mail us your request. Ned Morrell is the manager of the Cincinnati North Social Security office.

Tips for your job hunt As your state representative, I have made it my top priority to be attentive and responsive to the residents of the 35th House District. Throughout this General Assembly, I’ve heard from many individuals in our community who are concerned about Ohio’s economy and our ability to compete nationally. We will soon face very difficult decisions regarding the business climate and what we need to do to get back in the race for jobs, and I am eager to get to work on this front. In the meantime, I know that many of our friends and neighbors are in need a job right now, and I’d like to take this opportunity to remind you of the many resources that can help you find your next career. The Internet plays a vital role in today’s job search, where job hunters can showcase their credentials and browse up-to-date job postings. Fully utilizing the Internet’s capabilities will help you maximize your opportunities to find a rewarding career, so I encourage you to visit OhioMeansJobs.com. This web site is a partnership between the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and Monster.com to provide updated job postings sorted by location or interest. It may be a

good place to start your job search or to at least post your resume for employers to review. If you would like to particiState Rep. pate in specialRon Maag ized workshops or counseling, Community you may conPress guest sider visiting the columnist SuperJobs Center in Cincinnati. The center offers seminars in resume-writing, interviewing skills, and how to make the most of your job search. There is also a resource room on site that has Internet access and standard office equipment, and you may participate in one-on-one career coaching as well. For more information, please call SuperJobs at (513) 731-9800, visit www.superjobs.com, or stop in the office located at 1916 Central Parkway in Cincinnati. Another valuable resource is the Learning Express Library through the State Library of Ohio. The online library offers electronic courses on developing job search and networking skills, creating resumes and cover letters, interviewing, and how to stay

The Internet plays a vital role in today’s job search, where job hunters can showcase their credentials and browse up-to-date job postings.

competitive in an increasingly cutthroat job climate. You may also take courses to improve computer skills and take online practice tests to prepare for various certification exams. To check out this great resource, please visit LearningExpressLibrary.com. I hope you find these resources helpful as you start or continue your job search. Feel free to contact my office at any time, and I will be more than happy to help you find the resources you need to get back to work. Remember – the Ohio House is the People’s House, and I’m here to serve your family’s needs. Rep. Ron Maag may be reached by calling (614) 644-6023, emailing district35@ohr.state.oh.us, or by writing to State Rep. Ron Maag, at 77 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43215.

GOVERNMENT CALENDAR HAMILTON COUNTY

Commissioners – meet at 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday in Room 605 of the County Administration Building, 138 E. Court St., downtown. Call 946-4400. Educational service center governing board – meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 11083 Hamilton Ave. Call 7422200.

Regional planning commission – meets at 12:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the County Administration Building, eighth floor, 138 E. Court St., downtown. Call 946-4500.

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Council – meets at 7:30 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month (unless otherwise

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Giving thanks

Indian Hill Primary School students had a chance to give thanks during a recent program. As part of a Thanksgiving celebration at the school, the students sang holiday-themed songs and dined on a special meal. The students, some of whom were dressed in historical headgear celebrating the pilgrims and Indians, dined on cornbread, pumpkin bread and applesauce. First-grader Samara Summers, right, of Kenwood adjusts her headdress. Sitting behind her is first-grader Nicholas Pirozzolo of Indian Hill.

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First-graders Paige McMillan, left, and Rachael Morgan, both of Kenwood, watch the program.

First-graders Mia Taylor, left, of Kenwood and Bridget Estes of Indian Hill enjoy the music. Kindergartners Petra Shtiewi, left, and Hannah Beiting, both of Kenwood, try to decide what to eat first.

First-graders Stephen Tranter, left, of Camp Dennison and Max Tramontana of Kenwood clap during one of the songs.

Kindergarten teacher Janie Kleinfelder of Anderson Township dressed for the occasion.

Second-grader Kylie Hack, left, of Kenwood plays the triangle while second-grader Luke Hammond of Indian Hill joins in on the finger cymbals.

Kindergartners Alex Hansen, left, of Indian Hill and Joshua Knehans of Kenwood are eager to start their Thanksgiving meal.

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD HOLIDAY - CHRISTMAS

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FARMERS MARKET

Turner Farm, 8 a.m., Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road, Market includes naturally-raised meat and eggs and certified organic seasonal produce and flowers. Open during daylight hours. 561-7400; www.turnerfarm.org. Indian Hill.

Victorian Holiday Village, 6-8:30 p.m., Ohio National Financial Services, One Financial Way, Outdoors. Lights, child-sized decorated houses, refreshments, free photos with St. Nick, entertainment and more. Benefits Freestore Foodbank. Free, donation of nonperishable food item requested. 794-6100; www.ohionational.com. Montgomery.

MUSIC - CHORAL

FOOD & DRINK

Crèche Exhibit Luncheon, Noon-2 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Exhibit features more than 40 crèches from numerous countries and cultures. Works by Trina Laulus. Lunch begins 12:30 p.m. Presentation at 1:30 p.m. $15, $8 ages 10 and under. Reservations required. 683-2340. Loveland. Children’s Gingerbread House Tea, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Gazebo Tea Garden, 10461 Kenwood Road, Each child decorates and takes home a gingerbread house. Includes light tea lunch, brief talk on tea etiquette, story about folklore history of Gingerbread Houses viewing and playing with Christmas train. Ages 3 and up. $19.50, $10.50 per child. Reservations required. 985-0027. Blue Ash.

Living Christmas Tree, 7-9 p.m., Kenwood Baptist Church, 8341 Kenwood Road, “The Meaning of Christmas throughout Cincinnati’s History.”. $7. 791-0355; www.livingchristmastree.kenwoodbaptist.org. Kenwood. F R I D A Y, D E C . 1 0

FARMERS MARKET

Turner Farm, 8 a.m., Turner Farm, 561-7400; www.turnerfarm.org. Indian Hill.

FOOD & DRINK

Crèche Exhibit Luncheon, Noon-2 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, $15, $8 ages 10 and under. Reservations required. 683-2340. Loveland. Children’s Gingerbread House Tea, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Gazebo Tea Garden, $19.50, $10.50 per child. Reservations required. 985-0027. Blue Ash.

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ART & CRAFT CLASSES Textile Arts Workshop, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Needle-Felting Workshop.Beginner/Intermediate. $40, includes felting tool kit and wool. Adults and children ages 8 and up.) and 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Baby Bunting Doll Workshop. No experience necessary. $35, includes all materials.), Cincinnati Waldorf School Meshewa Farm, 7550 Given Road, Registration required by Dec. 9. 561-7400; turnerfarm@zoomtown.com; www.turnerfarm.org. Indian Hill.

ART & CRAFT CLASSES Learn Needle Felting: Make Your Own Snowperson, 1-4 p.m., Loveland Art Studios on Main, 529 Main Ave., Lower Level. Create pre-felted roving balls joined and embellished to create unique snow person. $45. Presented by Nieberding Fiber Arts. 722-6719; www.nieberdingfiberarts.com. Loveland.

LITERARY - SIGNINGS

Momma, Poppa, Brother and Sister Bear, 9:30-11:45 a.m., Edyth B. Lindner Elementary School, 11312 Snider Road, With Mike Berenstain, author of the Berenstain Bears. Free. 247-0900. Symmes Township.

MUSIC - CHORAL

Living Christmas Tree, 7-9 p.m., Kenwood Baptist Church, $7. 791-0355; www.livingchristmastree.kenwoodbaptist.org. Kenwood.

HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS

Victorian Holiday Village, 6-8:30 p.m., Ohio National Financial Services, Free, donation of nonperishable food item requested. 794-6100; www.ohionational.com. Montgomery.

MUSIC - ACOUSTIC

Acoustik Buca, 7:30 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, 2479933; www.deshas.com. Montgomery. PROVIDED

Kids can take a trip to the North Pole with The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s “Holiday Follies 2: A Trip to the North Pole.” Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10; and 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, at Taft Theatre. It is a celebration of the holidays for children of all ages. Tickets are $20, $18, and $7. Call 513-569-8080 ext. 10 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

MUSIC - CHORAL

Living Christmas Tree, 7-9 p.m., Kenwood Baptist Church, $7. 791-0355; www.livingchristmastree.kenwoodbaptist.org. Kenwood.

MUSIC - JAZZ

The Hitmen, 8 p.m.-midnight, Tony’s, 6771993; www.tonysofcincinnati.com. Symmes Township.

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The Fantasticks, 2 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Men and women ages 12-65 and up. Prepare a short song, 32 bars or less. Pianist provided. The Mute’s role requires dance or gymnastic experience. The Old Actor speaks with Shakespearean accent. The Person Who Dies speaks with a Cockney accent. Singing not essential for The Old Actor and The Person Who Dies. Production dates: March 18April 3. 984-6578; www.mariemontplayers.com. Columbia Township.

FOOD & DRINK

Children’s Gingerbread House Tea, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Gazebo Tea Garden, $19.50, $10.50 per child. Reservations required. 985-0027. Blue Ash.

Kyle Grooms, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $12. Ages 18 and up. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

SEMINARS

What Women Need to Know About Divorce, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Merrill Lynch, 5151 Pfeiffer Road, Suite 100, Conference room. Learn how to protect yourself and your children, take control of your financial life and strategies to deal with your spouse and/or children’s emotions. Free. Reservations appreciated, not required. Presented by Second Saturday. 792-1186. Blue Ash.

SHOPPING

Gift Wrapping and Bow Demonstration, 24 p.m., The Container Store, 5901 E. Galbraith Road, Includes giveaways. Free. 7450600; www.containerstore.com. Sycamore Township.

HOLIDAY - CHRISTMAS

Drive-Through Nativity, 5:30-9 p.m., Church of the Saviour United Methodist Church, 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Ten scenes with live performers depicting key moments of the Christmas story. With animals and music. Free, no donations accepted. 791-3142; www.cos-umc.org. Montgomery.

MUSIC - CHORAL

Living Christmas Tree, 7-9 p.m., Kenwood Baptist Church, $7. 791-0355; www.livingchristmastree.kenwoodbaptist.org. Kenwood.

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Indian Hill Journal

December 9, 2010

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Why does Christmas cause us a certain uneasiness? There’s an aspect of the coming of Christmas that rattles us. We attribute it to our busyness, the expectations, and the expenses incurred. Partly true. But a reflective wisdom suggests something else lies unrecognized in us at this time of year. Psychologists and spiritual directors remind us that no human is allgood or all-bad. Each of us is a mixture of a bright side and a dark side. We have the potential of performing noble altruistic deeds. Or, we can direct our inner energies toward the darker elements of life. Any of us can go either way and be more the sinner or the saint. The Christmas atmosphere and its meaning nudges us toward our bright side. The songs, lights and efforts to help others all tug at our hearts. Higher aspirations come to mind. We look at our spouse and won-

der why we don’t love her even more than we do; or how much more we could be involved in the lives of our kids or our church. We notice Father Lou other people who Guntzelman really have to with life Perspectives struggle because of impoverishment, unemployment or illness and think, “I ought to help them more.” Christmas is the time we more readily admit to spiritual realities, go to church and desire to live better. But here’s where a deeper dynamic comes into play. The same experts that point out the mixture of good and evil in every person also divulge a strange human trait. We are frightened of the potential for

good in ourselves. It is much easier, they say, to get people to eventually admit to the skeletons in their closet than to admit to the bright side dormant within them. Strange dynamic, isn’t it? Christmas time disrupts this dynamic. It not only reminds us of how much we’re really loved and treasured by God, but it also reminds us how much we can love and positively affect the lives of others. And that’s disturbing. It clashes with our ego, selfishness and darker side. “I wouldn’t want to try and do this good stuff all year long,” we quietly admit, “I’d be walked on, taken advantage of, and it’d be such a struggle. I feel I wouldn’t be myself.” The resolution of this call to altruism then becomes: “It’s better to say I’m really not much, just an average and struggling worldly person – so don’t expect a lot of good from me.”

Perhaps this kind of thinking reveals why we’re so obsessed with the scandals and sins of others; why the dirt in the lives of the rich and famous fascinates us; why we look backwards in history and write expose books about statesmen and people who are admired. We’re eager to find blemishes and secret sins. It’s not just to make us look good, but to cynically make us all look bad and hopelessly weak. Then we can excuse ourselves from rising higher. “Look at them! So, do you expect differently from people like us?” we rationalize. When Jesus Christ, the one whose birth we celebrate on Christmas, walked among us, there was an occasion when he looked us in the eye and said in so many words, “You are the salt of the earth, … if you don’t flavor it with good, who will?” Similarly, in his inauguration

address in 1994, Nelson Mandela referred to our tendency to hide our potential for good. He said: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. “We ask ourselves, who are we to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are we not to be? “We are a child of God. Our playing small doesn’t serve the world… We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is in everyone! “And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ communitypress.com or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Too good of a deal online might lead to counterfeit wares Although most holiday shoppers still like to go to the stores to pick out gifts, a good many are taking to the Internet. Sales are up dramatically but, if you’re not careful, you could end up spending your money on illegal counterfeit goods and copyrighted material. The government just closed 82 websites where sellers were attempting to sell illegal products. But more websites are still operating, so you need to beware. That’s what Joyce Shelton has learned firsthand. She and her daughter wanted to buy some Coach handbags and decided to see what they could find online. “I started online searching outlets just to see if we could find something. From one website to another website this link had popped up,” Shelton said. It was from a website called “CoachBagShow.Com.” “We surfed the site probably 15 to 20 times before we picked out two bags. They were an excellent price. I thought I had come across a genuine Coach outlet,” said Shelton. In order to make certain, she called the woman at the

website and says she was assured these are genuine C o a c h items. Then Howard Ain s h e Hey Howard! ordered the purses, paying $59 dollars for each of them. Shelton said she thought she was getting a great deal, adding, “A bag like this you would probably find for $198 and up on the average.” Soon after the handbags arrived Shelton started to notice the stitching on her bag was falling apart. In addition, the snap inside the bag was now just dangling. So, despite the Coach emblem on the bag and the name on the buttons, zippers and rings, Shelton is convinced it’s just a knockoff. Shelton sent an e-mail to the website asking for a refund, but didn’t get it. The company said she could return the bags but warns if she did the bags would probably be confiscated by customs officials. In that case, she wouldn’t get a refund.

So, how did the purses get past customs when shipped to Shelton? A close look at the shipping label from China shows it says the contents are just T-shirts, not purses. “I always make sure I buy good quality bags and that they are genuine. That’s why I was so offended when I found out they were not original,” Shelton said.

She’s not the only one. Robin Stith of Delhi Township wrote to me that she had ordered from a different website and said her “Coach” handbag packing slip claimed it was shoes, not purses, inside. She said she thought the handbags were so cheap because they were discontinued, not because they were

counterfeit. So, play it safe when shopping online. Check out the websites selling items, and beware if the price seems too good – because they could be selling counterfeits. Don’t use search engines looking for special deals. Iinstead, go directly to reputable sites with which you’re familiar.

Finally, always pay with a credit card, not a debit card. That way, you can dispute the charge should anything go wrong. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRCTV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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December 9, 2010

Gourmet clones save money, come from the heart It’s a good thing I’ve kicked up my exercise routine. Otherwise, I wouldn’t fit in any of my clothes by Christmas. I ’ m having Rita fun testing Heikenfeld r e c i p e s of Rita’s kitchen and, course, tasting the results. Here are some recent successes.

Gourmet chocolate peppermint fudge sauce

I’m working on a true clone of Williams-Sonoma’s peppermint fudge sauce, which is made by cooking cream, butter, corn syrup, etc. down and then adding chocolate and peppermint oil. My first attempt is what I’m sharing today. It’s a super-easy version that is fool-proof. My tasters loved it. When I refine the true fudge sauce version, I’ll share that, too. 1 cup whipping cream,

unwhipped 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon light corn syrup 2 cups high quality chocolate chips (I used Kroger private selection 43 percent cacao semi-sweet) 11⁄2 to 2 teaspoons peppermint extract Bring cream to a boil in large saucepan. Remove from heat, whisk in butter and corn syrup. Whisk in chips. Mixture will look runny at first but keep whisking and it will get smooth and silky. Stir in extract. Cool and store in fridge. Warm before serving to make it pourable.

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Check out my blog on Cincinnati.com for peppermint bark like WilliamsSonoma. You’ll save lots of cash by making your own, and I think it’s just as good as the gourmet bark you buy (which is now over $25 a pound!). See a photo of the bark on my website Abouteating.com.

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Antipasto in a jar makes a great gift.

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Go to taste on the herbs and spices. Use your favorite veggies and cheeses, as well. A little more or less of any ingredient is OK. Leave out meat for a vegetarian version.

Mix together:

Mozzarella balls – a dozen or so mini balls 8 oz. or so cheddar cheese cubes or cheese of your choice

1 bell pepper, chunked

4 oz. small whole mushrooms, or large ones sliced 1 can artichoke hearts, drained and quartered Handful of shredded or sliced carrots 1 cup or so olives 2 celery ribs sliced into 1 ⁄2-inch pieces 1 cup pepperoni sticks, salami, etc. (opt.) 1 teaspoon or so dry onion flakes or 2 tablespoons chopped onion Italian seasoning to taste, start with 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon powdered garlic or up to 1 tablespoon fresh chopped 1 ⁄4 to 1⁄2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (opt. but good)

Pour over to coat:

Favorite bottled Italian, Greek or vinegar and oil dressing, or homemade. When ready to give, pour into pretty jar, and add more dressing to cover if necessary. Make up the gift and give within a couple of days, and note on the gift tag that the antipasto should be kept in the refrigerator. I like to give this with a loaf of Italian bread or crackers.

Diabetic celery seed dressing for slaw

For those on your holiday list who need to consume less carbs.

1 ⁄2 cup vinegar – cider or clear 1 ⁄2 to 3⁄4 cup water 1 ⁄2 cup Splenda or less to taste 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt or substitute 1 ⁄2 to 1 teaspoon celery seed Squirt of Dijon mustard or 1⁄2 teaspoon dry mustard

Combine everything in pan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool. Great over chopped slaw mix (about 4 cups). Can marinate up to a day.

To make dressing for greens:

Add several tablespoons Canola for a salad dressing for mixed greens, spinach, etc.

Blue ribbon chili con carne

A version of this won a blue ribbon years ago at River Downs. For Janet. 2 lbs. ground chuck 1 large onion, diced 1 teaspoon garlic, minced 46 oz. tomato juice

1 pound can spicy chili beans, undrained 1 tablespoon chili powder or more to taste Crushed red pepper to taste Salt to taste 1 ⁄2 cup uncooked macaroni, added during the last 20 minutes (opt) Fry meat, onion and garlic and drain. Add all ingredients and bring to boil. Reduce and simmer uncovered at least 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Serve with shredded cheddar.

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December 9, 2010

Local children featured in play The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati celebrates the season Dec. 10-12 at the Taft Theatre with “Holiday Follies 2: A Trip to the North Pole.” In the sequel to 2009’s holiday hit, Mrs. Claus asks our roving band of loveable musical performers to take the Tour Bus on the road and celebrate the season with Santa at the North Pole – who everyone seems to forget. A celebration of the holidays for children of all ages, this spectacular production highlights even more of your yuletide favorites from this special time of year. Michael Richart of Kenwood plays Elmer the Elf, a clogger and is in the chorus. Richart is a freshman at St. Xavier High School. This is his sixth season with The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. Richart has appeared in “Jack and the Beanstalk” (Jack), Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” (Chip), “Seussical, Jr.” (young kangaroo), both productions of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” (elf), and “Hansel and Gretel” (the sheep). He participated in the STAR Program 2005-2009 and has enjoyed singing and acting in his annual school productions. Sarah Radway of Kenwood plays an elf. Sarah is excited to be in her first TCTC production. Her theatre interests began at community the-

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atres with roles in “Alice in Wonderland,” “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and “The King & I.” Radway is a regionally recognized dancer and cheerleader, winning first place awards at competitions in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana. Radway is a sixth-grader at Indian Hill Middle School. She received a perfect score on the Ohio Merit Test and ranks 99.9 percent nationally. He attributes her success to determination, respect for instructors, and lots of practice. The show is being directed by Jack Louiso and features an original story and script by Kelly Germain and Chris Stewart with holiday music adapted by Stephen Goers, David Kisor and Deondra Means. “Holiday Follies 2” is ideal for family with children ages 4 and up. It will be presented for the public at the Taft Theatre at 317 East Fifth Street, in Downtown Cincinnati, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10; 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 11, and 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 12. Single tickets for each production are $20, $18, and $7 and are available by calling The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Box Office at 569-8080 ext. 10 or by v i s i t i n g www.ticketmaster.com or calling Ticketmaster at 1800-745-3000. And don’t miss Brunch

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Sarah Radway is a sixth-grader at Indian Hill Middle School and a Kenwood High School student, will perform in “Holiday Follies 2: A Trip to the North Pole” at Taft Theatre. with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 11, at 11:30 a.m. Tickets for this event are $40 including a ticket to the show, or $25 for breakfast only. Join The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati for a festive holiday breakfast, music, crafts, a visit from Santa and his elves and memories to last a lifetime. Seating is limited. Call 513569-8080 ext. 13 for reservations. The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati also presents additional performances of “Holiday Follies 2” for school students. Ticket prices are $7 per student with one free adult admission for every 15 students. School performances are during the daytime hours December 3 and 7-10. Call Pam Young at 513-5698080 ext. 13 for details. Q102 and The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati are proud to collect items for St. Joseph Orphanage at all performances of “Holiday Follies 2.” Children and adults are encouraged to bring any new or unwrapped item and we’ll collect them in the Taft Theatre lobby. Visit www.stjosephorphanage.or g for a list of holiday requests.

The resident baking divas at St. Thomas in Terrace Park are pulling together a Cookie Baking Brigade to donate dozens of homemade Christmas cookies and candies for sale by the pound. All proceeds will benefit local families in need through Inter Parish Ministries and the St. Thomas Discretionary Fund. The sale is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church parish hall. The treats will be boxed, weighed and lovingly wrapped in a festive bow, ready for gifting or enjoying with family and friends. The event is also offering children’s activities, a model train display, hot cocoa and cider and live Christmas music. For more information, call 831-2052, or e-mail office@ stthomasepiscopal.org.

Pancakes, food drive

Does Santa smell of syrup? On Dec. 11 he does. The annual Breakfast with Santa Claus at Terwilliger’s Lodge, 10530 Deerfield Road, will serve up a delicious stack of pancakes, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11. Bring a canned food good to donate to the FreeStoreFoodBank. The breakfast is all-you-caneat for just $5 a plate or $20 a family to participate in this tradition with the Montgomery Fire Department chefs in the kitchen. Santa will be taking lists and checking them twice and all proceeds go to bring a bit of holiday cheer to local families in need.

Help Shriners kids

This holiday season, help Huff Realty bring much needed

smiles to the faces of the young patients at the Cincinnati Shriners Hospital. For the 11th year in a row, Huff Realty is conducting a toy drive to benefit the children at the Cincinnati Shriners Hospital. Through Dec. 31, new toy donations will be accepted at each of the 11 Huff Realty office locations throughout the Greater Cincinnati area. The Shriners Hospital in Cincinnati is a 30-bed pediatric burn hospital providing comprehensive acute, reconstructive and rehabilitative care to children who are recovering from burns and burn-related injuries. Upon admission, the hospital gives every child several toys that provide entertainment and therapeutic comfort during their treatment. Through the annual toy drive, Huff Realty has become the hospital's largest toy donor delivering more than 3,000 items and $2,500 last year. No payment is ever sought or received from the family, the U.S. government or any thirdparty payer for services rendered in the hospitals. For more information about Shriners Hospitals for Children please visit www.shrinershq.org.

Spread the Warmth

Upper Cervical Health Centers of America is hosting its fourth annual Spread the Warmth Drive. Last year they were able to collect and donate about 40 coats, a variety of gloves, scarves, and winter hats for children and adults at Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen in Over the Rhine. Following the huge success last year, they hope to collect and give even more this year. Here is how it works: Bring in a new or gently used winter

coat, gloves, hats, scarves, etc. to the office at 9380 Montgomery Rd. Suite 202. In return, Upper Cervical Health Centers of America are donating their services. Givers will receive a free office visit (consultation, exam, and x-rays, a $268 value). The “Spread the Warmth” drive will be from Monday, Dec. 6, through Friday, Dec. 17. Call (513) 891-7746. To learn more about Upper Cervical Health Centers of America, visit uppercervicalcare.com.

Text a gift

’Tis the season of giving and the American Red Cross made it easier for people to make a donation-text to give. Cell phone users can text the word GIFT to 90999 from now through Dec. 31 and a $25 donation will be made to the American Red Cross. A gift of $25 can provide blankets, hot meals, a cleanup kit for hurricane and flood victims, phone cards for soldiers, vaccinate children or provide life saving training. Mobile giving has proven to be a success while raising money to provide relief to those victims in Haiti, raising nearly $33 million through your text donations. Those who make a $25 text donation will be sent a link to download a badge for their Facebook pages. Donations will appear on customers’ monthly bills or will be debited from prepaid account balances. Message and data rates may apply. The Red Cross is working with Give to process and facilitate the mobile donations. The text donation program is another part of the Red Cross holiday giving campaign, which also features an online holiday giving catalog, www.cincinnatiredcross.org/gifts.


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Vandalism

Mailboxes damaged at Cunningham Road, Nov. 14.

AMERICAN BAPTIST

Sundays

Wednesdays

Worship and Small Group Classes for all ages.

6:00pm - Buffet Dinner 6:45pm - Programs and Classes for all ages.

Dianne Steelman, Pastor 4808 Eastern Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45208 513-871-2954 www.Iinwoodbaptist.org Blending Contemporary & Traditional Sunday Worship - 11 :00 a.m. Wednesday Gathering - 6:00 p.m. Holiday Bazaar Sat. Nov 13. 10 am- 1 pm. Lunch Baked Goods, White Elephants “Meeting the Needs of a Changing Community by Sharing the Unchanging Love of God”

MT WASHINGTON BAPTIST CHURCH 2021 Sutton Ave 231-4445

Sunday Services

Sunday School -All Ages ........9:00am Worship Gathering ...........10:00am Wednesday Night....6:15pm dinner & 7:00pm...Children/Youth/Adult Classes Nursery Provided Handicapped Accessible www.mwbcares.net

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The Community Press obtains reports on file with local police departments. We publish the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. Following disposition of cases in the

LUTHERAN

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

ASCENSION LUTHERAN CHURCH

Second Sunday of Each Month 11:00 am - Noon Anderson Center Station 7832 Five Mile Road Cincinnati, OH 45230 1-800-LOVE GOD www.Eckankar.org Local (513) 674-7001 www.eck-ohio.org

Experience the Light and Sound of God You are invited to the ECK Worship Service Second Sunday of Each Month 11:00 am - Noon Anderson Center Station 7832 Five Mile Road Cincinnati, OH 45230 1-800-LOVE GOD www.Eckankar.org Local (513) 674-7001 www.eck-ohio.org

513-321-5856 Bill Rillo, Pastor Sunday Worship Services: 11:00am & 6:00pm Sunday School: 9:45am Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00pm www.hydeparkbaptistchurch.org

ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH & ST. THOMAS NURSERY SCHOOL

ST. GERTRUDE PARISH Church (513) 561-5954 • (513) 561-5020 School Miami Ave & Shawnee Run Rd. www.stgertrude.org Mass Schedule Daily: 7:00, 8:00 & 11:30AM Saturday: 4:30PM Sunday: 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00AM 12:30 & 6:00PM

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First Church of Christ, Scientist 3035 Erie Ave 871-0245 Sunday Service and Sunday School 10:30am Wednesday Testimonial Meeting 7:30pm Reading Room 3035 Erie Ave

CHURCH OF GOD CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY

Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:00 am Wed Night Bible Study 7:00 pm Pastor Ed Wilson 8105 Beech Avenue - Deer Park (Just off Galbraith across from Amity School) 513-793-7422

The Greater Cincinnati

Church of God

8290 Batavia-Pike - Route 32 Pastor: Lonnie & Erica Richardson Wednesday Evening Services - 7:00pm Sunday Morning Worship - 10:45 am

court system, individuals may supply The Community Press with documentation of the disposition for publication. To contact your local police department: • Indian Hill Rangers: Chief Chuck Schlie, 5617000.

ECKANKAR

EPISCOPAL

ROMAN CATHOLIC

100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052

www.stthomasepiscopal.org Sunday 7:45am Holy Eucharist* 9:00am Holy Eucharist Rite III 11:15am Choral Eucharist Rite II *Childcare Provided

Pastor Josh Miller Visit our website at:

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Good Shepherd (ELCA)

3850 E. Galbraith, Deer Park Next to Dillonvale Shopping Ctr www.TrinityCincinnati.org 791-7631 Worship Service - 10:00AM Sunday School - 10:15AM Pastor Randy Wade Murphy

www.IndianHillChurch.org

REUNIONS St. Leo Grade School class of 1956 from North Fairmont is hoping to find graduates for a class reunion. If you graduated or know some-

one who did, call Bill Keenan at 922-3599; Ken Horn at 385-1284; Ed Hubert at 574-4249; or Kathy Herbert (Thurling) at 574-1285.

Sunday Night Bingo

UNITED METHODIST 6365 Corbly Road Cincinnati, OH 45230 513-231-3946 www.mtwashumc.org 9:15 AM Contemporary Worship 10:45 AM Traditional Worship Children & Adult Sunday School All Are Welcome Nursery Care Available Handicapped Accessible

513.891.1700

(across from Kenwood Towne Centre)

Saturday night at 5:00 and Sunday morning at 8:00, 9:00, 9:30 & 11am Sunday School at 9:30am

Pastors:LarryDonner,PatBadkey,JesseAbbott,AliceConnor

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Building Homes Relationships & Families

7515 Forest Rd.at Beechmont Ave 231-4172

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

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Fri, Sat Nights

Preliminary Games 7:00pm - Reg Games 7:30pm OVER 25 DIFFERENT INSTANTS

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513-931-4441 • 513-931-0259

TUESDAY & FRIDAY Evenings - Doors Open 6pm

Sundays 9:15am & 10:45am

www.andersonhillsumc.org

Armstrong Chapel

United Methodist Church 5125 Drake Road, Indian Hill *** Please Join Us Dec. 12 for CELEBRATION SUNDAY In Our New and Expanded Worship, Youth and Education Centers. 10 a.m. Worship Service 11:30 a.m. Reception and Tours 1-3 p.m. Open House

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR

8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 www.cos-umc.org Third Sunday of Advent "Advent’s Message in Christmas Classics: The Transformation of the Grinch!" Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

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

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN

www.cloughchurch.org

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HARTZELL UMC

8999 Applewood Dr Blue Ash 891 8527

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FAITH CHRISTIAN

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

271-8442

Dr. R. Edgar Bonniwell, Sr. Minister

www.cfcfc.org Sun. Worship 10am Wed. Worship & Bible Study Service 7pm Sunday School - All Ages 9-10:00am New National Seminary Emerging www.Kingswellseminary.org

Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith Cincinnati, OH 45243

CLEARWATER - Indian Rocks Beach 2br, 2ba, balcony, Gulf front condo. Special reduced Jan. rates. 513-771-1373, 448-7171 www.go-qca.com/condo

SANIBEL ISLAND Quality, beachfront condos. Excellent service! Great rates! www.SanibelIslandVacations.com 1-888-451-7277

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

NORTH CAROLINA EMERALD ISLE. Ocean Front luxury vacation homes with community pool. Call for free brochure. 1-252-354-5555 Spinnaker’s Reach Realty www.SpinnakersReach.com

SOUTH CAROLINA SEABROOK EXCLUSIVES Villas & Private Homes. Ocean, golf, tennis, equestrian. Pet friendly rentals. Free brochure. Book online! 888-718-7949. www.seabrookexclusives.com

TENNESSEE

1-7 Affordable, Deluxe Chalets & Cabin Rentals. Pigeon Forge in the Smokies. Vacation/Dollywood Specials. Free brochure. Call 1-800-833-9987. www.firesidechalets.com

A Beautiful Cabin Getaway Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge. Hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, gas grill. $85/nt, 5 nt special $375. 800-793-8699. smokymtncrossrdrentals.com

Jeff Hill • Minister

www.connectionscc.org Worship Service 10:30am Sunday School 9:15 am

(off Larchview, off Plainfield at Cross County Hwy.)

hartzell-umc@fuse.net

Sunday School & Worship 9 AM & 10:30 AM Child Care provided 10:30AM Rev. Robert Roberts, Pastor

Sunday Service 10:30am

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

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7701 Kenwood Rd.

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The church will present a special performance of excerpts form Handel’s “Messiah” at 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 12, in the church sanctuary. The performance, which will include the Christmas portion of the “Messiah,” as well as the “Hallelujah Chorus,” is the choir’s gift to the community. The public is invited to attend. The choir is directed by Tibby Plyler and will be augmented by soloists from the College-Conservatory of Music and an instrumental ensemble for this concert. The church is located at 6000 Drake Road, Indian Hill; 561-6805; www.indianhill church.org.

7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery (East of I-71 on Pfeiffer Rd) Worship Schedule 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Worship and Holy Communion Babysitter Provided 9:45 Christian Education Hour for all ages

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Sunday Worship 8am & 10:30am

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PRESBYTERIAN Sunday Worship: 9 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9 a.m. CE-1001557547-01

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Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care Ages 3 through 12

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

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