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How will you remember 2011? From a wet and cold beginning to a ... wet and cold ending, 2011 looks much the same going out as it did coming in. In between, however, we had our share of laughs and cries, joys and heartbreaks. What will you most remember about 2011? And to what are you looking forward in 2012? E-mail your thoughts to loveland, with “2011 memories” in the subject line. Please include your name, community and a way to contact you. Happy New Year.

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Helping assemble sleeping bags at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School were, from left: Leah Penecost, Emma Galvin, Colleen Johnston and Claire Messer. PROVIDED

Sleeping bags to warm homeless

From the grapevine Children's Meeting House Montessori School (CMH) began a new winter tradition that celebrates the school's diversity and the beauty of the natural world. See Schools, A4

Hillsdale's Isaac Spence

Catch up with college students Ever wondered how some former high school sports stars are doing in college athletics? Check out the sports section this week to see how several local standouts, including Loveland’s Matt Eltringham and Isaac Spence, have fared. Sports, A5

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MIAMI TWP. — Parishioners from St. Andrew Catholic Church in Milford and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Miami Township gathered Dec. 10 to make sleeping bags for the homeless. The event, in Seton’s cafeteria, was organized by a group called Project Sleeping Bag. Families, confirmation groups, teens working on service hours and other individuals wanting to help those in need assembled 26 sleeping bags. Project Sleeping Bag is part of a nationwide group which was started in 1985 by Jim and Flo Wheatley of Pennsylvania. The national program is called My Brother's Keeper. This program provides simple sleeping bags made from recycled materials free to homeless people. My Brother’s Keeper was the inspiration for Mary Schutte of Milford and Rae (Matre) Bruns of Blue Ash to provide sleeping bags for the homeless in the Cincinnati area.

Leah Pentecost, Emma Galvin and Claire Messer stitch together a sleeping bag. PROVIDED One hundred and seventy five sleeping bags have been assembled by the local group since 2008. Most of the bags have been distributed to the Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless, the Clermont County Homeless Shelter and the City Gospel Mission. Bags also have been provided to individuals who do outreach for the homeless in this area. These

individuals who work with the homeless distribute bags whenever they see the need. A few bags also are on hand in the food pantry of St. Andrew Parish’s Society of St. Vincent DePaul. For more information about the project, see the website: and follow the link to Project Sleeping Bag.

By Leah Fightmaster

Symmes Township recently finished an important improvement to fire safety in one of its neighborhoods. The project, which was started Nov. 16, involves a looping water system to improve the water flow volume throughout the Camp Dennison area. The increased volume assists with fighting fires by pumping more gallons of water per minute, and


Although both Symmes and Sycamore Townships have contracts with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office for patrols provided, budget changes in the sheriff’s office might force trustees to review their agreements. Each township the sheriff’s office provides patrols to contracts a certain number of officers to patrol its streets. The township pays the sheriff for those cars, but also receives cars that are not under contract. If the sheriff’s office is forced to make cuts to its budget, townships could end up paying more for their current services. Symmes Township has 12 cars under contract, voted on by the residents of the township and paid for by the safety levy. The contract between the township exchanges 12 full-time-equavalent services of deputies for just less than $1 million. Symmes’ Board of Trustees recently approved the contract of 12 deputies, maintaining that its residents’ safety was a priority and did not want to decrease the number of patrols within the township. To maintain the number of patrols not under the contract, the township might have to pay more or consider other options, said John Borchers, fiscal officer for Symmes Township. “If the county (makes cuts to the budget), we’ll have to organize a plan to pay for the officers,” Borchers said. “We haven’t looked at it yet, but it would be up to the trustees to come up with a plan for how to address it.” Sycamore Township will also have to review their costs. With 17 contract cars from the sheriff’s office, a contract valuing $1.7 million, the township also See POLICE, Page A2

Water project finishes on schedule also maintaining a flow of water in the case of damage to a pipe, said Brian Elliff, Symmes Township administrator. A water looping system, considered to be a better way to operate a water system, connects, or “loops,” pipes and eliminates dead ends. If a pipe is damaged or there is an emergency, water will continue to flow and water power will be more efficient. The system also adheres to fire codes, which require a certain number of gallons to be pumped

through a fire hydrant per minute. A study showed some hydrants in Camp Dennison were pumping only 500 gallons per minute, while now that amount has increased to 1,000 gallons or more a minute, Elliff said. “Our main focus was to improve water flow,” Elliff said. Although the township asked Indian Hill and Hamilton County for financial assistance for the project, both declined, but helped with inspections for the project.


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“We needed to serve our citizens,” said John Borchers, Symmes Township fiscal officer. Borchers added the only opposition the project encountered from the community was from residents who did not want to give up property. While the project was assigned a $126,000 budget, it was completed well below at about $80,000 and finished on schedule a few weeks ago. Elliff said the only detail left to finish is replacing topsoil.




Trustees. “We don’t have a lot of options,” he said. “We’re looking at reducing costs, and continuing to review all avenues of reducing costs in Sheriff patrols to allow levy to be self-sustaining.” Both Weidman and Symmes Township Trustee Phil Beck said that they want to avoid another levy on the ballot if possible. While both townships maintain their contracted number of deputies, the number they receive outside of their contracts could be affected in the future by possible budget cuts within the sheriff’s office.

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shares 14 non-contract cars that the sheriff picks up the tab for with the rest of District 3, which includes Symmes and Columbia townships. Sycamore’s police levy generates about $1.51 million annually, almost all of which is actually used to fund its contract. The Board of Trustees in Sycamore is also looking for ways to cut costs without having to ask its residents for more money, said Tom Weidman, president of Sycamore Township’s Board of

Arson suspected in park fire By John Seney

This is a video image of a possible suspect in an arson fire in the men's rest room at Miami Meadows Park in Miami Township.

MIAMI TWP. — Police are investigating an arson fire in the men’s rest room at Miami Meadows Park. Fire Chief James Whitworth said the fire occurred at12:45 p.m. Dec.17. Smoke was reported coming from the men’s rest room next to the lake at Miami Meadows Park on Ohio 131, he said. Firefighters responded and quickly extinguished the fire, Whitworth said. He said firefighters


found someone had intentionally set fire to a toilet paper holder in the rest room. The toilet paper holder was destroyed and the rest room had smoke damage, but the building did not sus-

Suspects still at large after home invasion


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Hamilton County Sheriff's deputies are still on the search for three suspects involved in the home invasion Tuesday night in Symmes Township. At about 11:30 p.m., deputies were called to an apartment in the 12000 block of Sycamore Terrace. Victims said three black men broke into the

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apartment, forced them to the floor and searched the residence, taking a laptop computer, jewelry and cash. Suspects are described as black men, thin, about 5feet-10-inches tall, dressed in all black with black masks over their faces and carrying black handguns. They left the scene in a teal colored car, described possibly as a Toyota Camry. The victims were not in-

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jured. Lt. Tom Butler with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department said that nothing has changed and the incident is still under investigation. This is the second home invasion to be reported at this address, the first occurring last month, Butler said. November’s incident was a similar situation, when two armed black men

in their 20s entered the apartment, forced one of the victims to the floor and the other into a closet. The suspects took electronics, cell phones and the victims’ wallets, as reported on Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the Sheriff's department. Jennifer Edwards Baker contributed to this story.

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tain any major damage, Whitworth said. The rest room was closed until it could be repaired and cleaned, he said. Because the fire was suspicious, the case was turned over to the Miami

Township Police Department for investigation. Police Chief Steven Bailey said the fire remains under investigation. Bailey said the image of a possible suspect was caught on video camera and he was seen by several witnesses. Bailey said police need help from the community to identify the person. Information about his identity can be shared by calling the Miami Township Police Department at 248-3721 and asking to speak with an investigator.

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BRIEFLY How to borrow eBooks

Learn how to use the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s downloadable collection to borrow eBooks for free at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road. Several locations will have presentations on how to use a home computer to search, borrow and download eBooks from the library’s website at The library has established its own contract with Overdrive, the company that supports the Ohio eBook Project. The new site is at cincinnatilibrary/lib/ Features of the new site include 21 day loan periods, rotating slideshows that spotlight new additions to the collection, a

collection of browserbased Disney books, more user-friendly browsing option and easily-accessible help pages.

LIFE accepting extra produce

The Loveland Inter Faith Effort (LIFE) Food Pantry would like to remind all those backyard gardeners, that the food pantry, at 101 S. Lebanon Road (Prince of Peace Lutheran Church) is accepting extra produce. Produce can be dropped off during pantry hours – Wednesdays 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.; Thursdays 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Call 513-583-8222 or email The LIFE food pantry is in Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 101 S. Lebanon Road in Loveland. enter the double glass doors of the Parish Life Center.










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Officer wins suit against Advertiser Miami Twp. officers CINCINNATI — A Miami Township police officer won a verdict in federal court in a defamation suit against the publisher of the Milford-Miami Advertiser – a sister paper of the Loveland Herald. A jury hearing the case before U.S. District Judge Michael R. Barrett Dec. 21 found in favor of Sgt. James D. Young. Young was awarded $100,000 in compensatory

damages by the jury. Stephen Imm, attorney for Young, said, “My client feels completely vindicated by the verdict.” Young sued Gannett Satellite Information Network Inc., owner of the Milford-Miami Advertiser, for an article that was published in the Milford-Miami Advertiser May 26, 2010. The article said Young was fired by Miami Township officials in 1997 after

he was investigated for allegedly having sex with a woman while on the job. Young’s suit claimed the newspaper reported the sex allegations as fact. Imm said the sex allegations against Young eventually were proved false. He said an arbitrator in 1998 found Young innocent of all charges with the exception of some minor rules violations that did not involve sex.

Young was reinstated to his job and is a current employee of the Miami Township Police Department. “This was a hard fight for (Young),” Imm said. “The article that brought on the lawsuit was very disturbing to his family.” Jack Greiner, the attorney representing Gannett, said, “We are disappointed with the verdict and reviewing the possibility of appeal.”

Commissioner candidate Turner withdraws from primary ballot By John Seney

BATAVIA — Bob Turner, the Republican-endorsed candidate for Clermont County commissioner, withdrew his name Dec. 19 from the March primary ballot because he did not have enough valid signatures. Turner, of Miami Township, had filed to run in the March 6 Republican primary against incumbent Clermont County Commissioner Ed Humphrey. Republican Committee members meeting gave Turner the endorsement

over Humphrey in November. Judy Miller, director of the Clermont County Board of Turner Elections, said Turner did not have enough valid signatures because he had turned in pre-signed petitions. Petitions must be signed after the signatures are gathered, she said. Miller said Turner called the Board of Elections and was informed of the problem before the board met Dec. 19 to certi-

fy the ballot. Because he withdrew his petition before the board met he has the option to run as a write-in candidate, Miller said. When asked if would run as a write-in candidate, Turner said, “No comment.” “I had errors on a few of my petitions, and I take full responsibility for it,” Turner said. Miller said two other candidates had problems with ballot petitions. Charles Collier, of Goshen Township, who had filed to run in the 14th Ohio Senate District, did not have enough valid sig-

natures. He withdrew before the ballot was certified and can run as a write-in. Another candidate, Leo Lopez, of Milford, filed to run in the 66th Ohio House District, but lives in the 65th House District. He was removed from the ballot.

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MIAMI TWP. — Residents and businesses donated more than $13,500 to the annual Miami Township Police Department's “Cops ’n Kids” event that helped make a happier Christmas for more than 85 disadvantaged children. “We had great support,” Police Chief Steve Bailey said of the program. The program allows children to shop with a police officer and spend up to $50 on Christmas gifts for members of their family. About 16 Miami Township police officers donated their time to shop with the

children Dec. 12 at the Meijer store at 1082 Ohio 28. Volunteers from the Miami Township Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association and township employeeshelpedwrapthepresents for the children to take home. Meijer donated $1,000 to the event and provided the volunteers with supplies to wrap the presents. Bailey said someone also donated 15 complete turkey dinners for the families. “When you’re around the kids it’s a very inspiring experience,” Trustee Karl Schultz told Bailey at the Dec. 20 trustees meeting. “Your guys did a fantastic job.”

Fire damages Frisch’s fryer MIAMI TWP. — A kitchen fire Dec. 19 damaged a fryer at the Frisch’s restaurant at I-275 and Wards Corner Road. Miami Township Fire

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A group of Children's Meeting House sixth-graders pose with the wreath they helped create. The wreath honors the school's diversity and the beauty of the natural world. From left: Clara Kempf, Jacob Eicher, Katie Hallinan, Sydney Day, Avery Lawerence, Alex Gelly, Owen Seger, Patrick Seroogy and Nico Myers. THANKS TO BONNIE MCNETT

Wreath symbolizes unity, diversity for CMH school Children's Meeting House Montessori School (CMH) began a new winter tradition that celebrates the school's diversity and the beauty of the natural world. The students constructed a large grape vine wreath from wild vines they collected along the school's hiking trails. Guided by the CMH outdoor educator, the students then carefully selected items from nature to adorn the wreath. "Children collected items including bittersweet, privet berries, moss, fungi, sulfur berries, fir, pine, oak leaves, wild grasses, asters, and iron weed," said CMH naturalist and outdoor educator Veronica Brannen. "The students worked together and used their imagination to create an organic wreath with tremendous natural beauty. Our children are members of the CMH school community and are truly represented by this wonderful winter wreath." Prior to the wreath's construction, the children learned that wreaths have much history and symbolism associated with them. They learned that the cir-


Second- and third-grade students at Children's Meeting House Montessori School proudly show the wild grape vines they collected for the wreath. The students then decorated their wreath with natural objects including berries, wild grasses, pine branches and bittersweet. From left: Ryan Chevalier, Ryan Houser, Jacob Kahn, Zakary Bradbury, Ryan Eicher, Caleb Medeiros, Skyler Goodwin, Sydney Kennedy and Katie Wall. THANKS TO BONNIE MCNETT

cle is the geometric basis for the wreath and symbolizes unity and perfection. Wreaths are usually made from evergreens, which symbolize strength, as they survive even the harshest of winters. To the ancient Greeks and Romans, the wreath symbolized art, literature, education, and

government. Today various cultures and religions use wreaths to celebrate significant life events and holidays. The school plans to have the wreath adorn the building all year, as a representation of the school community and its students. "We look forward to add-

Veronica Brannen helps 3-year-old Travis Riechmann place wild grasses into the winter wreath. THANKS TO BONNIE

ing fresh flowers, leaves, and even feathers as the seasons pass and the wreath evolves with changing colors and textures. The wreath is a timeless symbol that embodies our students, school community, and natural seasonal flora of this area," Brannen said.

Two Mount Notre Dame High School students recently made a donation to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at TriHealth’s Good Samaritan Hospital. As part of their senior project, the girls raised $1,800 for the NICU. Senior Emma Beyer is choosing between studying nursing at Ball State University or Otterbein College next year and was motivated by her passion for pediatric nursing to help the families and siblings of infants in the NICU at Good Samaritan Hospital. Working with fellow Mount Notre Dame senior Alex Crumb, the girls organized a jewelry party with a percentage of the profits going towards the donation. They also raffled of a donated pearl necklace; Beyer even donated some of her babysitting income. The money will be used by the Family Advisory Council to improve the facilities, including buying books and toys that are provided for the siblings of infants in the NICU. The Family Advisory Council consists of parents of children of former NICU babies and tries to continuously improve the services and facilities provided to families based on their previous experiences. The NICU at Good Samaritan Hospital treats premature or ill newborns in need of the most intense level of technology and care. The Family Advisory Council and hospital staff organize picnics, crafts classes, and parent socials for families of babies in the NICU. During flu season, siblings are often not permitted in the NICU and spend time in a special lobby. The donated funds will help provide new books and refurbished toys for siblings. Other special events are planned through the year, including a visit from Santa during the holidays. “This donation means more than new books and toys for the siblings of our NICU babies,” said Suzanne Mullins, nurse manager of the NICU. “This donation is a contribution towards improving the quality of the stay for NICU families and siblings."


Loveland resident Emily Miranda Klukken graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in December with a master’s degree in library and information science.

Great Oaks announces 2011 Distinguished Alumni Graduates of Great Oaks programs can be found in almost every career field and at the top of their professions. Each year, the Great Oaks Education Foundation honors the top nominees among those who have excelled in their professional and personal lives. This year, three alumni were honored as Distinguished Alumni at a Dec.14 dinner, sponsored by the Foundation. They are: Kenneth ‘Doc' Kilgore A police specialist for the Cincinnati Police Department, Kilgore is known to listeners of local radio stations Warm 98 and MOJO as popular host Doc Kilgore. Kilgore graduated from the broadcast arts program at Scarlet Oaks in 1979. After brief stints on several local radio stations, he

spent 14 years as a broadcaster in Houston at KMJQ, KWWJ and KSBJ and in Chicago at WBMX. He is a police specialist for the Kilgore Cincinnati Police Department. Kilgore also serves his community as a frequent volunteer and emcees and hosts the Inner City Tennis Projects annual fund raiser. He was nominated by Great Oaks instructor Joanne Easley, who said “The quality and drive of who he is speaks loudly through his achievements.” Kilgore lives in Kenwood. Jerry Turner A 1975 graduate of the Live Oaks Carpentry program, Turner has owned Turner’s Jet Construc-

tion and Family of Bethel for more than two decades, building high-end homes and light commercial building. He began his career in construction while still a senior at Live Oaks, with Frank Fisher Construction. As a successful construction company owner, Turner has hired dozens of other Great Oaks graduates. He serves on the advisory board of the Laurel Oaks Construction Framing and Finishing program, and helps judge local student competitions. His generosity extends to the community as well; his company has worked on four homes for Habitat for Humanity and he helped to build the Ruth Lyons House to raise money for charity. “Jerry continues to give back to his community, and his passion

for construction and the future of Great Oaks students is obvious to all who know him,” said nominator Tom Bixler. Shawn Wilkin In the early Turner 1970s the first Great Oaks students attended Laurel Oaks, staying overnight during the week in converted barracks. Shawn Wilkin was one of those students, and he became part of the original graduating class of 1973. After completing the Masonry program, he spent the next 25 years working in the field before accepting the opportunity to return to Laurel Oaks and begin teaching. He earned his teaching certificate at Wright State Uni-

versity, and for the past 14 years has prepared hundreds of students to become successful masons. In fact, his program was featured in the naWilkin tional publication of the Masonry Contractors Association of America. He maintains strong relationships with industry leaders for the benefit of students, and he has led students in supporting the community by building structures at schools and in parks throughout Highland and Clinton counties. He has helped to raise thousands of dollars to send students to regional, state and national competitions. Wilkin lives in Hillsboro.





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Catching up with college athletes Area students home for the holidays have elevated their games by leaving their mark on the collegiate sports landscape.

Sammie Wheeler, swimming, University of Cincinnati Samantha “Sammie” Wheeler, Loveland class of 2010, is currently swimming with the University of Cincinnati and is a sophomore majoring in nursing. Sammie finished her first season with the Cincinnati Bearcats with four top 10 best times for the women's swim team. Sammie Sammie Wheeler is a finished seventh swimmer for at the Big East UC. THANKS TO Championships in the 200IM, and SWIMMEET.COM was named most improved for the women's swim team. Sammie is the daughter of Phil Wheeler and Marci Wheeler and has three younger sisters, Dani, Kendall, and Andi. Thanks to Marci Wheeler

Mollie Kuramoto, soccer, Purdue University

Mollie Kuramoto is a sophomore soccer player for the Purdue Boilermakers of the Big Ten Conference. The 2010 Loveland graduate plays midfielder and was chosen as a Big Ten Player to Watch in 2011 and recognized as an Academic All-Big Ten with a 4.0 grade point average. Kuramoto was named to the Illini/Boilermaker Cup AllTournament Team and named a Durham Brothers Leadership Mollie Award recipient Kuramoto is in 2011. In her two a sophomore years at Purdue, at Purdue Kuramoto has University. played in 37 games and was named a captain for the upcoming 2012 season. She is pursuing a degree in interdisciplinary film and video studies. Mollie Kuramoto is the daugher of Todd and Mary Kuramoto of Loveland.

Chris Kuramoto, soccer, American University Chris Kuramoto, a 2010 Loveland graduate, is a sophomore midfielder at American University in Washington, D.C., Chris has played 32 games for the Eagles and were the 2011 Patriot League Champions with a conference record of 52-0. Kuramoto was named to the Dean’s List in Chris following Kuramoto is 2011 a sophomore spring semester and was named to at American the Patriot University. League Academic Honor Roll for 2012. Chris is enrolled as a business major and is the son of Todd and Mary Kuramoto. Thanks to Mary Kuramoto

Caroline O’Brien, gymnastics, Western Michigan University Caroline O’Brien, a 2009 Loveland graduate, is in her junior year at Western Michigan studying secondary education. Last season, O’Brien competed in 11 of 12 meets and qualified as an at-large competitor on the uneven bars at the NCAA Regional and was an alternate on the balance beam as well. She set career highs on bars (9.850) and beam (9.825) during the year and also competed on the floor. O’Brien Caroline recorded three O'Brien is a first-place finishjunior at es on bars, three Western second-place finMichigan. ished on beam and on runner-up finished on floor. She scored a team-high 9.750 on bars at the Mid-American Conference Championships for a seventh place finish. Her season average of 9.703 on bars ranks second all time at WMU for a single season. In 2011, Caroline was named as a member of the AllMAC Academic team. Thanks to Ken O’Brien

Hillsdale's Isaac Spence hits the hole for the Chargers this fall. Spence just finished his sophomore season. He was Loveland's starting running back his senior year. THANKS TO ISAAC SPENCE

Hillsdale College punter Matt Eltringham played for Andrew Marlatt at Loveland High School. The Chargers were GLIAC champs this fall. THANKS TO DAVID ELTRINGHAM

Loveland duo part of the charge at Hillsdale By Scott Springer

LOVELAND — A pair of Loveland Tigers were a part of a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title team this fall as Matt Eltringham and Isaac Spence played on the 8-3 Hillsdale College Chargers. The school of about 1,400 is in rural southern Michigan, not too far from the Ohio border, according to punter Matt Eltringham. After redshirting his first year, Eltringham was the team’s starting punter this season. He had some preferred walk-on and other Division II offers, but Hillsdale offered the best package for the financial management major. His kicking career began with his soccer days with the MTSC Magic in Miami Township. At Loveland, he played soccer and football his sophomore year, before gravitating to kicking only the oblong ball. “I’d miss a soccer game here or there with the coach’s understanding for football,” Eltringham said. “I was running back and forth like a chicken with my head cut off. My junior year I settled down and decided I was just going to kick and try to make it in to college.” Eltringham kicked and punted at Loveland for coach Andrew

Marlatt. At Hillsdale, he’s primarily a punter. “There’s no difference in punting in high school and college outside of the ‘get-off’ time because the guys are faster,” Eltringham said. “With kicking, in high school you can use a tee to get it up in the air. In college, you have to kick it directly off the ground.” Eltringham is still getting used to kicking without the high school tee. Plus, there is an established placekicker in front of him. His Loveland Tiger teammate Isaac Spence just finished his sophomore season at Hillsdale. The 210-plus pound Spence was a reserve, but did get a few lugs toward the end of the season for the Chargers. “I got to play the last three games at running back and had some decent carries for different yards,” Spence said. “We played Findlay at Findlay and I had six or so carries for about 40 yards. I had some decent blocks on special teams and the whole family was there. It was a good game.” Spence’s actual numbers were seven carries for 45 yards and a long of 16 that Nov. 5. His carries were limited because teammate Joe Glendening ran for more than 1,600 yards and was the GLIAC player of the year.

Tigers get 1st season win over Glen Este Junior varsity

The following are submitted summaries of the Loveland men’s basketball team.


Loveland 59, Kings 78 – Junior Cole Schafer led all scorers for Loveland with 15 points coming off the bench Dec. 9 at Kings. Schafer went four for four from the charity stripe and added a three-pointer. Schafer also grabbed six rebounds. Austen Funke and Bryson McGillis had 11 points each. Anthony LaMacchia hit two three-pointers and finished with eight points. Reid Waddell added six points in the loss. Indian Hill 61, Loveland 35 – Anthony LaMacchia, Austen Funke, and Reid Waddell were high scorers with seven points each for Loveland varsity basketball Dec. 10 at home. LaMacchia went three for three from the free-throw line. Funke was two for two for free throws and added four rebounds. Bryson McGillis added six points and four rebounds. Jake Elfers added four points and six rebounds.

Austen Funke, No. 10, and Cole Schafer team up to lead scoring in Loveland's first win of the season against Glen Este Dec. 13. PROVIDED Glen Este 56, Loveland 58 – Loveland gets first win of the season Dec. 13 against Glen Este at home. Leading scorer Austen Funke drained a floater to secure the win adding 14 points, hitting a three-pointer and shooting six for 10 from the field. Cole Schafer was second leading scorer with10 points and pulling down six rebounds. Bryson McGillis scored nine points, with a three-pointer and grabbing seven rebounds. Jake Elfers led the boards with eight rebounds and contributed eight points to the win.

Coach Jeremy Ward's JV Tigers are off to a great start-opening their season with three victories. In what promises to be an entertaining season for fans and coaches alike, the team has shown both tenacity and skill in its early games – overcoming deficits and protecting slim leads chalk up games in the win column. Loveland 55, Indian Hill 50 – Taking the floor in their first home game of the season, the JV Tigers recorded their third straight win against visiting Indian Hill Dec. 10. Struggling offensively in the first quarter, the squad found the net more often in each of the following periods to pull away and defeat the visiting Braves. Up by only 2 at the beginning of the 4th quarter, the Tigers pulled away and led by10 midway through the period- before fighting off a spirited charge by the Braves late in the game. Trevor Ealy led Loveland, pouring in 20 points, supported by balanced scoring from the rest of the team:

J.C. Kraml added eight; Brandon Huth, seven; Charlie Schickel, seven; Joe Korthaus, seven; Ben Iaciofano, five; Brendan Dzigiel, one and Bryce Demoret, one. Loveland 38, Kings 36 – A dismal start at Kings High School Dec. 9 found the Tigers down by 10 after the first quarter, the lone score a single three-pointer by freshman Trevor Ealy. Down but not out, the young squad began to claw its way back, finding its offensive rhythm and turning up the defensive pressure to find itself within 1 point at the start of the final quarter. The Tigers’ feisty defensive effort forced the Knights into turnovers and missed shots, holding the hosts to a mere 14 points in the second half. The effort paid off when Loveland took the lead for the first time with 6:20 left in the game on a three-point bucket by Brandon Huth. Huth led the Tigers with 10 points and three assists. Rounding out the scoring for the Tigers: Trevor Ealy, eight; Joe Korthaus, seven; Brendan Dzigiel, five; Ben Iaciofano, three; Charlie Shickel, three; and J.C. Kraml, two.

“Our starter was actually up for the Harlan Hill, which is like the Division II Heisman,” Spence said. “He’s one of the best backs in the country. I’m totally fine with it, as long as we’re winning.” Spence figures he’ll be the No. 2 guy again for his junior campaign and then might have a chance as a senior. That’s also how it worked out for him at Loveland. “I was the starter my senior year,” Spence said. “My running style is very downhill. I like to bring a load. When I get to the second level, I put my shoulder down.” Spence came up through the Loveland youth organization, starting in the third grade. Along the way, he played offensive line, linebacker and tight end before getting a chance to run the ball. In their last season as Tigers, Spence and Eltringham were 5-5, just like this season’s squad. “My senior year we were in the conference with two state championship teams (Anderson, 2008; Winton Woods, 2009),” Spence said. “It was a tough conference.” At Hillsdale, the pair have been on teams that are a combined 17-6 in two campaigns. The Chargers won their first league title since 1992 and first outright championship since 1988 this season.

Loveland girls fall to Wilmington The following is a submitted summary. Wilmington 53, Loveland 41 - The Lady Tigers played hard against the first-place Wilmington High School team Saturday, Dec. 17, but came out with a loss. The end score was 53 to 41. The lead scorers for the game were junior Katie Swain with 12 points, followed by senior Ariel Fischer with nine points. Senior Rachel Baker and junior Allie Suder with 6 points each. On Tuesday, Dec. 20, the Lady Tigers played Indian Hill High School at home. This was a close match the entire game, but Indian Hill was able to pull out with a win in the last few seconds of the game, 42 - 40. Lead scorers for the game include Baker with 10 points, Swaine with 8 points, and sophomore Anna Niemeyer with 6. The Lady Tigers return to the court after the holidays.





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Is America forgetting our heritage? The Jewish nation was chosen by God to bring freedom to mankind. Hannukah (this year, Dec. 20 through Dec. 28) and Christmas (the 25), and Passover and Easter (in the spring) commemorate His desire for His highest creation. The Ten Commandments given by God to Moses at Mt Sinai are the oldest charter of liberty, long preceding the Twelve Tables of the Romans, the Magna Carta of the English, and the Declaration of Independence and Constitution of the United States. Moses had just led the Israelites out of 400 years slavery in Egypt under Pharoahs who claimed they were gods. The First Commandment in-

structs us to reject such pagan gods and to recognize our own worth as human beings, subject to no power but that of our Creator Randy Kleine COMMUNITY PRESS and Judge. The Second GUEST COLUMNIST tells us to form no image of abstract truth, but to revere God alone Who is truth. The Third warns us not to speak frivolously of God, taking truth seriously. The Fourth advises that we regularly set a day aside to ponder His standards.

The Fifth recognizes the family as the primary human relationship and establishes the parent (not the school, nor church, nor state) as the only authority which a child should accept for his own profit. The Sixth stresses the sanctity of human life, a right to life that must not be violated by any other person. The Seventh establishes the marriage covenant, foundational for the family, and the inviolability of promises given by persons to each other (e.g. contracts). The Eighth recognizes the individual right to own and control property, basic to liberty. The Ninth affirms freedom

of speech. People have control over their utterances and are responsible for their truth. The Tenth emphasizes that not even in thought should a person violate the property rights of another. That Federal judges so vigorously seek the removal of the Ten Commandments from public display demonstrates a pagan desire to set up the secular state as a god demanding allegiance. Channukah celebrates the Judean revolt against the Greek demi-god Antiochus IV Epiphanes who had conquered Jerusalem and desecrated the Temple. Christmas saw the coming of

the long-awaited Jewish Messiah during the reign of a Roman Emporer, Augustus Caesar, who required worship by his subjects. Jesus said, “You shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall set you free,” and “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.” It wasn’t long after Moses pointed the way to freedom at Sinai that the Jews demanded an earthly king. They got the corrupt Saul. The American Colonists proclaimed, “No King but Jesus!” How long until we completely abandon our Judeo-Christian heritage to a corrupt and despotic secular state? Randy Kleine is a resident of Milford.

How new property values will effect your taxes New property values from the just completed county-wide reappraisal will take effect with the first tax bills in January. With a great number of values changing we expect a number of questions, with one of the most often asked being: “If my value went down and taxes are calculated based upon value, how can my taxes go up”? The first reason for higher taxes is any new or increased tax levies approved by voters in your community or school district. The list of levies approved in 2011 can be found on our website under Departments / Real Estate Taxes / 2011Levy Summa-


The second reason is that tax rates for emergency levies for school districts and bond retireDusty Rhodes ment rates are COMMUNITY PRESS adjusted each GUEST COLUMNIST year to generate a set level of revenue. As values increase, these levies are often adjusted downward. The reverse is true also. As values decline in a district, these tax rates are adjusted upward in order to generate a specific amount of revenue.

CH@TROOM Dec. 28 questions Do you “celebrate” New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day, or is each “just another day?” What is your favorite New Year’s Eve/ New Year’s Day memory?

“My wife is almost 70 and I am 75, and we haven't done any celebrating of the event for a few years, though we used to really have a good time gathering with our neighbors on New Years Eve. “Things change when you get older. One of my best memories was the year when I decided I would use a men's hair coloring liquid on my hair to surprise people at the party. I have been totally white-haired for many years now. “So I bought a bottle of Clairol and used it according to directions (the label said it would wash out in 4 or 5 shampoos.) Well, it didn't wash out. It turned my hair purple, and I found out through research that this is what happens when your hair has no pigmentation left. “I ended up having to get my head shaved. On the positive side, Clairol finally caved in to my complaint letters and gave me a $200 settlement!” Bill B. “For Y2K New Years we were in Vegas. Following a fireworks display we were in a huge crowd going back into The Mirage casino and somehow my wife lost an expensive sapphire & diamond ring. “She called ‘lost and found’ the next morning and, believe it or not, someone had found it and turned it in! That renewed by belief in humanity ... at least for a short while.” J.G. “I used to celebrate New Year’s Eve just a little too much,

NEXT QUESTION Do you think Iraq will deteriorate into sectarian violence after the U.S. pulled its troops out of the country? Why or why not? Every week The Loveland Herald asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line.

but not anymore. My wife and I will go out for an early supper and hopefully be asleep by midnight. Boy how things change when you get older.” D.D. “New Year’s Eve is a special time for me and my wife. New Year’s Eve we share with a few of our close friends who we have known for at least 50 years. New Year’s day we have the family over to have their sauerkraut for good luck in the coming year. We sure do need it.” E.S. “We always celebrated New Year’s Eve when I was younger, New Year’s day was for recovery. My favorite memory is of the massive parties my brother and I threw when mom and dad were gone for the night! We had a live band in the living room!” J.S.K. “I don't celebrate New Year's Eve or New Year's day. To me there is nothing to celebrate. A new year has dawned regularly since time began so I see nothing special to mark it as a celebratory occasion. “New Year's is right up there with ‘Drink-o de Mayo’ and other man-made reasons for people to behave badly.” R.V.



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The third reason is, following each reappraisal, the State Tax Commissioner recalculates what are called “reduction factors” for the voted tax levies. Legislation providing this was passed in the 1970s to prevent taxing entities from receiving windfalls from rapidly rising property values. On most voted levies, if property values go up, the effective taxing rate goes down to keep revenue constant. Now, with values declining in many areas, that same provision can increase the effective millage rates so that the taxing entity does not incur a shortfall. As properties decline, the effec-

tive tax rates will increase in order to keep revenue constant. There is a limit. Effective millage can not be increased to more than the original millage set by voters. So a taxing entity can’t compensate for lost revenue without enacting new taxes or budget cuts. If a property owner believes the value to be too high, the Board of Revision (BOR) exists to provide property owners with an avenue for a formal appeal of their value. BOR complaints can be filed through our office from January 1 to March 31 (April 2 this year because March 31 is on a Saturday).

If you file a complaint it is up to you to present evidence supporting your opinion of value. Remember that we work in terms of values, not “taxes.” It is not sufficient to tell the BOR “my taxes are too high”. Information on the BOR process is available on our website:, along with state proscribed forms and instructions. Or we can mail them to you if you call our office at 513-946-4000. Dusty Rhodes is the Hamilton County auditor. For more information, go to

Bill helps businesses mired in regulations Many business people in this country are nervous. If they look at the recent past, they see devastation. If they look to the near future, they see uncertainty. They hate that. Successful businesses are very good at managing their cash flow. Companies want to be prepared, as best they can, for what might happen next. So they watch their cash reserves, knowing that might be the lifeboat that will keep them from sinking if conditions turn bad. Recently, I participated in a roundtable discussion on the economy with a half-dozen people who worry about payrolls and what gremlin or opportunity might be waiting around the corner. They are successful CEOs, all of them women, and all of them concerned about the future. Their businesses are quite diverse: high tech, insurance, health care, energy, and data. Their concerns are about a

rising tide of government regulations that change the rules and make planning for the future nearly impossible. Jean Schmidt The U.S. COMMUNITY PRESS Small Business GUEST COLUMNIST Administration estimates that federal regulations cost the economy $1.75 trillion annually. Over the first two years of President Obama’s term, executive branch agencies have published 112 regulations that would have an economic impact of at least $100 million annually. That’s just the beginning. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act requires or authorizes hundreds of new rules, and it has been estimated that implementing Obamacare will lead to the production of 10,000 pages of new regulations. While the economic impact of

2011 memories A festive year

“My biggest memory of 2011 regarding community was the 2011 Deer Park Days Festival. My husband and I go to it every year and love that we can walk from our house. Even though Deer Park is only 1 square mile attendance was in the thousands. And it was memorable because my favorite local band was playing: The Rusty Gris-

wolds. It was a glorious, cool evening in August and a great feeling of community. “I'm looking forward to 2012’s festival season. Cincinnati is so unique with all our festivals, whether its Deer Park, Covington, Downtown or Cheviot. We have a sense of community that is priceless!”

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all of these rules and regulations will differ, the cumulative effect will add to overall costs of complying with federal regulations. In an effort to ease the regulatory burden on our nation’s job creators, the House recently passed the REINS Act, which stands for Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny. This bill would require Congress to vote to approve new regulations that would have an economic impact of $100 million or more. I was proud to co-sponsor the bill. Congress does not create jobs or economic growth. We can however, work to create an environment that encourages those things. After my afternoon with the women CEOs, I am more convinced than ever that passage of the REINS act is a step in the right direction. U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt represents Ohio’s 2nd Congressional District.

HOW WILL YOU REMEMBER 2011? What will you most remember about 2011? And to what are you looking forward in 2012? E-mail your thoughts to, with “2011 memories” in the subject line. Please include your name, community and a way to contact you. Happy New Year.

Loveland Herald Editor Dick Maloney, 248-7134 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.





Amanda Baker of Wyoming, left, Lucy Ward of Hyde Park, and Executive Director Rick Bryan of Blue Ash attend the Saks Fifth Avenue Key to the Cure shopping event. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

Pam McDonald of Mount Washington, left, Linda Green of Indian Hill, Mo Dunne of Oakley and Harry Davidow of downtown attend the Saks Fifth Avenue Key to the Cure event. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

Karen Martin of Loveland, Sally Kurz of Loveland, Tom Young of Symmes Township, Stephanie Quehl of Loveland and Jennifer Homer of Loveland enjoy some shopping at Saks to raise money for The Wellness Community. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT


Francie Condon of Montgomery, left, and Emily Woodruff of Anderson Township have some fun for a good cause at the Saks Fifth Avenue Key to the Cure event. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

Shoppers aid cancer research

More than100 friends and supporters of Cancer Support Community, a local non-profit cancer support agency, enjoyed a fun evening of food, entertainment, and of course shopping, at Saks Fifth Avenue on recently during a stylish in-store preview party that celebrated Saks’ 13th annual Key to the Cure charitable shopping initiative to fight women’s cancers. Internationally known jewelry designer Marco Bicego made a return visit for his second Key to the Cure appearance, greeting guests and discussing his designs. Bicego’s popular jewelry blends old world Italian craftsmanship with tradition, passion and imagination, bringing new meaning to “everyday luxury.” Key to the Cure is a national shopping event sponsored by

Saks Fifth Avenue and the Entertainment Industry Foundation's Women's Cancer Research Fund benefiting local cancer-related programs and non-profits across the country. Since its inception in 1999, the event has raised more than $34 million nationwide. Two percent of local sales from Oct. 19-23 were directed to Cancer Supprt Community to help fund the nonprofit organization’s free programs of support, education and hope for people with cancer and their loved ones offered locally in Blue Ash, Ft. Wright, Clifton, downtown and Western Hills. Cancer Support Community trustee emeritus and event chairwoman April Davidow worked with Saks Fifth Avenue General Manager Kevin Shibley and Marketing Director Lindsey Huttenbauer to plan the party.

Theresa Moran and Marco Bicego enjoy a moment at the Key to the Cure shopping event at Saks Fifth Avenue. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

Debbie Waller and Sandy Rubin of Madeira shop and sip drinks for a good cause at Saks Fifth Avenue's Key to the Cure. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

Eve Tedeschi, left, Saks fashion jewelry buyer, Kevin Shibley, Saks general manager, and Heather Blevins, Saks jewelry manager enjoy the Key to the Cure event at Saks. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

Betty Cookendorfer, Marco Bicego and Anna Bianco chat at the Key to the Cure shopping event at Saks Fifth Avenue. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

Elke Hartman and Donna Vitt of Western Hills enjoy a drink at the Saks Fifth Avenue and Wellness Community Key to the Cure charitable shopping event. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

Harry Davidow, Marco Bicego and Rick Bryan chat at the Key to the Cure event at Saks Fifth Avenue. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT


Rich Moore of Pleasant Ridge, Jim Barton, of Oakley and Tom Young of Symmes Township attend the Key to the Cure charitable shopping event at Saks Fifth Avenue. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, JAN. 5 On Stage - Comedy Tyrone Hawkins, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, College and military night. Ages 18 and up. $8, $4 with college or military ID. Through Jan. 8. 984-9288; Montgomery.

FRIDAY, JAN. 6 On Stage - Comedy Tyrone Hawkins, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, Ages 18 and up. $12. 984-9288; Montgomery.

SATURDAY, JAN. 7 Dance Classes Ballroom Dance: Dare to Dance, 5:30-6:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Weekly through Feb. 25. Cardiovascular workout while exploring new dance steps. Learn the waltz, cha cha, tango, hustle and many more. Taught by professional dancers from Dare to Dance studio. Family friendly. $175-$190 couples, $100-$120 single. Reservations required. 985-6742. Montgomery.

Health / Wellness Diabetes Conversation Maps Sessions, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates, 4460 Red Bank Road, Suite 100, Small group discussions of Type 2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg, certified diabetes educator. $30 for four sessions; $10 per session. 271-5111. Madisonville.

Music - Rock The Gamut, 7:30-11 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, 247-2380; Montgomery.

On Stage - Comedy Tyrone Hawkins, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, Ages 21 and up. $12. 984-9288; Montgomery.

SUNDAY, JAN. 8 Schools Israel Travel and Jewish Overnight Camping Fair, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Adath Israel Congregation, 3201 E. Galbraith Road, Choose from more than 15 Israel trip providers and regional overnight camps, apply for Israel travel and camping grants, experience a taste of Israeli food, music and culture. Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati offers Israel travel grants to Jewish students ages 16-26 in Cincinnati. Free. Presented by Jewish Federation of Cincinnati. 9851500; Amberley Village.

MONDAY, JAN. 9 Clubs & Organizations

The Friends of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County will kick off its first used book sale this year with the 15th annual Winter Warehouse Used Book Sale Jan. 11-15 at 8456 Vine St., Hartwell. For more information, call 369-6035, e-mail, or visit THANKS TO RICK HELMES Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472 Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Paul Community United Methodist Church, 8221 Miami Road, Public speaking and leadership skills meeting. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472. Through June 25. 351-5005; Madeira.

Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Shops at Harper’s Point, 11340 Montgomery Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300; Symmes Township.

TUESDAY, JAN. 10 Literary - Libraries Introduction to eBooks Workshop, 10-11 a.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 LovelandMadeira Road, Learn how to use your home computer to search, borrow and download free eBooks from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s website. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4476; Loveland.

Parenting Classes More Signing, Less Whining, 6:45 p.m., Bethesda North Hospital, 10500 Montgomery Road, Includes pre-verbal communication, earlier speech development, enhanced intellectual development, pictorial dictionary and Signing Safari CD. $45 per couple. Registration required. Presented by Signing Safari, LLC. 475-4500; Montgomery.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11 On Stage - Comedy Pro-Am Night, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, Aspiring comics, amateurs and professionals take the stage. Ages 18 and up. $5. Through Jan. 18. 984-9288; Montgomery.

THURSDAY, JAN. 12 Civic Republican Candidates Night, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Robert L. Schuler Sports Complex, 11532 Deerfield Road, Meet Hamilton County Republican candidates for 2012. Light refreshments served. Free. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Women’s Republican Club. 965-0230. Sycamore Township.

Health / Wellness Baby’s Amazing Journey, 6:45 p.m., Bethesda North Hospital, 10500 Montgomery Road, First of 10-week series. Workshop helps parents navigate the waters of infancy by offering strategies for dealing with typical eating, sleeping and fussiness issues, as well as tips to guide you through developmental milestones. $200 per birthing team for 10-week package. Registration required. 475-4500; Montgomery.

Lectures What’s Holding You Back?, 9:30-10:45 a.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Seminar for women returning to work after raising children. Learn to identify specific fears that stop you in your tracks and six things you can do right now to weaken their hold on you. $15. Registration required. Presented by Act Three. 351-1800; Amberley Village.

On Stage - Comedy Chad Daniels, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, $8, $4 college students and military. Ages 18 and up. 984-9288. Montgomery.

FRIDAY, JAN. 13 On Stage - Comedy The Winton Woods Riding Center is taking registrations for the 2012 winter session, which runs Jan. 9 through Feb. 26. Both Western- and English-style lessons are available. The cost for one-hour group lessons is $175. Registration is available online at or at 931-3057 until the session begins. Space will be limited so that all riders can be accommodated in the indoor riding arena during inclement weather. PROVIDED

Chad Daniels, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $12. Ages 18 and up. 984-9288. Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater You Can’t Take it With You, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Play by George S. Kaufman and Moss

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. Hart and directed by Tom Storey. Classic comedy takes us back to the delightful madness of the Sycamore family. Mix basement fireworks, an aspiring playwright, a xylophone, a tipsy actress, subversive leaflets, an income tax man, ballet lessons and a Russian Countess, then stir in a budding office romance. $17. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. Through Jan. 29. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Schools Little Sprouts Preschool and Kindergarten Open House Tours, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Leaves of Learning, 7131 Plainfield Road, Learn about newest Montessori preschool and kindergarten. Tour facility and meet teachers. See how children get exposure to wide range of materials and activities in science, geography, math, language, art, music and practical life. Free. Reservations required. Through Feb. 17. 697-9021; Deer Park.

SATURDAY, JAN. 14 Art & Craft Classes Caffeine and Crafts, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Caffeine Dreams, 123 Railroad Ave., Bring your current project and work on it while drinking coffee and socializing. Free. 289-9713. Loveland.

Art Exhibits Wildlife Artist John A. Ruthven and Maritime Artist John Stobart, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 7917717; Fairfax.

Health / Wellness Diabetes Conversation Maps Sessions, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates, $30 for four sessions; $10 per session. 271-5111. Madisonville.

Music - R&B Basic Truth, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., McLevy’s Pub, 8512 Market Place Lane, Ages 21 and up. $3. 7931980; Montgomery.

On Stage - Comedy Chad Daniels, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $12. Ages 21 and up. 984-9288. Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater You Can’t Take it With You, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.


wards, PhD, BCN - Optimal Mind, 9380 Main St., Suite 4, Meditation instruction and ongoing practice support provided by Dr. Lawrence Edwards. Benefits Anam Cara Foundation. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Anam Cara Foundation. 439-9668; Montgomery.

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Introduction to eBooks Workshop, 6-7 p.m., Mariemont Branch Library, 3810 Pocahontas Ave., Learn how to use your home computer to search, borrow and download free eBooks from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s website. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6026; Mariemont.

On Stage - Comedy Chad Daniels, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, $8, $4 college students and military. Ages 18 and up. 984-9288. Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater You Can’t Take it With You, 7 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

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Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Jewish Hospital Medical Office Building, 4750 E. Galbraith Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Kenwood.

After the Boxes are Unpacked, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Road, Seven-week class for women who are new to Cincinnati area or looking to connect with their community. Ages 21 and up. Free. 489-0892; Montgomery.

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Happy Birthday Martin, 3-4 p.m., Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road, Find out about Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrate his birthday with songs, story and birthday cake. Sponsored by the Friends of the Public Library and the Kersten Fund. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6001; Symmes Township.

Little Sprouts Preschool and Kindergarten Open House Tours, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Leaves of Learning, Free. Reservations required. 697-9021; Deer Park.

Music - Classical Encore! Linton Chamber Music Series, 7:30-10 p.m., Congregation Beth Adam, 10001 Loveland-Madeira Road, Celebration of 35-year anniversary of Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Piano Trio. With Michael Tree, violist; Harold Robinson, bassist. World premier quintet by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich. $30, $10 students. Presented by Linton Music. 381-6868; Loveland.

TUESDAY, JAN. 17 Health / Wellness LifeSteps Weight Management Program, 6:30-8 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Weekly through April 3. Incorporates current medical research with physical activity and group support. With registered dietitian. $350, $295 members. Registration required. Through Jan. 19. 985-0900; Montgomery. Meditation for Everyone, 7:15-8:30 p.m., Lawrence Ed-

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18 Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Walgreens Loveland, 6385 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Fifteen-minute screening. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300; Loveland. A Matter of Balance, 1-3 p.m., Twin Lakes at Montgomery, 9840 Montgomery Road, Weekly through March 7. Awardwinning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels for ages 50 and up. Emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls. $48. 2471330; lifestyle/livingIsLearning.htm. Montgomery.

On Stage - Comedy Pro-Am Night, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, $5. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Schools Little Sprouts Preschool and Kindergarten Open House Tours, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Leaves of Learning, Free. Reservations required. 697-9021; Deer Park.



Trendy food items for 2012 I can’t claim myself as a trendsetter when it comes to fashion (I’m still not brave enough to wear a short sweater dress over tights with boots), but I can say that I’m pretty much at the top of my game when it comes to food and trends. Here’s some of the “hot” trends for 2012, and which have been part of my repertoire before becoming trendy. Agave syrup/nectar: From a cactus with a lower glycemic index than sugar, and about 1½ times sweeter than sugar. Daughter-in-law Jess substitutes agave for sugar in some of her recipes. I’ve been using it in dressings and marinades. Pickling/jellies: Pickling is the No. 1 preparation trend. We ate at the Senate restaurant recently and house made pickles (and jams) were on the menu. I’m hungry again just thinking of that flavor popping meal. I learned from mom to make everything from fermented dills to relishes to wild berry jams. Though I am intrigued, now, with the Senate’s salsify/cranberry jam … Bible herbs, flavorings and spices: Cinnamon, fennel pollen (dried flower heads – try rubbing on pork), cardamom and cumin are a few of the hot button spices for 2012 which are staples in my cooking. And garlic and onions are in every good cook’s pantry. Rose water is the new vanilla. The reason? Well, first of all, the flavors add a real punch to foods, and their

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health qualities are legendary. (Check out my blog at, Cooking with Rita, for more about Bible foods and

herbs). Whole grains: Whole grains are absorbed more slowly and make you feel full longer. My favorite brown rice is Uncle Ben’s converted Composting/root cellars/organic: Ever hear of bokashi composting or trash can root cellars? Check out the latest methods at the website of Kentucky reader Dan Adams: He’s all about sustainable and organic, too – how this industry has grown! Gluten-free ingredients: So many people require gluten-free foods, and you’ll see more available. Artisan-cheese making at home: Log onto Dr. Fankhauser’s cheese page for everything you need to know about cheese making and my blog at for homemade ricotta. He’s a University of Cincinnati professor and is a respected here and around the nation.

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Rita’s vegetarian whole-wheat pasta fagioli with fire-roasted tomatoes

A favorite with my students and a great way to start out the new year in a healthy way.

12 oz. to 1 lb. any short whole-wheat pasta, boiled 8 tablespoons (½ cup) cup extra virgin olive oil 1 generous tablespoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon dried oregano 2 14.5 oz. cans fire-roasted diced tomatoes 2-3 cans beans of your choice, drained: Cannellini, kidney, chick peas, etc.

Several handfuls any fresh greens, like spinach, Swiss chard, etc. Romano or Parmesan cheese for sprinkling on top

While pasta is boiling, heat oil and add garlic and oregano. Cook for a minute over low heat. Don’t let garlic brown. Add everything but greens and cheese. Bring to a boil. Lower to a simmer and take a potato masher and mash the beans a bit. This makes a creamier sauce. Cook until pasta is done, about 15 minutes. Check for salt and pepper. Add fresh greens. Stir until just wilted. Pour over pasta. Sprinkle with cheese. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.


The Blue Ash Northeast Democratic Club (BANDC) will host Jon Entine, Emmy Award-winning producer and bestselling author, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, at the Blue Ash Recreation Center. Entine’s presentation is entitled, “Our DNA – Why bigotry and prejudice should be a thing of the past.” Entine, founder of the Genetic Literacy Project, is a resident of Indian Hill and is a frequent speaker on university campuses, and at professional seminars and conferences. “This past fall, I had the opportunity to hear Jon Entine speak on DNA,” said Julie Brook, president of the club. “As a result of learning that every human being has DNA originating from six lines out of Africa, I came to wonder why we even have to deal with bigotry. I felt a lesson on DNA would help the public to better understand some of the silliness in our voting behavior.” Entine spent 19 years in TV, beginning while still in high school as a CBS copyboy. He worked for NBC while in college, and then moved to the third network, ABC News, to write, edit and produce for “Good Morning America.” Entine’s break into genetics came as a special segment producer for “NBC Nightly News” with Tom Brokaw. Brokaw and Entine’s collaboration produced the documentary “Black Athletes: Fact and Fiction,” which was named Best International Sports

Film of 1989. The research for Black Athletes led to Entine’s study of genetics and DNA. The result was his best-selling book “Taboo: Why Black Athletes Dominate Sports and Why We are Afraid to Talk About it”. Following Taboo, Entine published “Abraham’s Children: Race, Identity and the DNA of the Chosen People,” a story of Western identity and the shared biblical ancestry of Jews, Christians and Muslims, which according to Kirkus Reviews is “an epic tale…for Jews and non-Jews Entine alike.” Entine’s website, “vividly brings to life a new understanding of Western identity and the shared biblical ancestry of Jews, Christians and Muslims. It also addresses efforts to identify cures for diseases that disproportionately impact specific populations and the social and political tempest that a renewed focus on ‘race’ research is stirring.” BANDC meets regularly September through June at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Blue Ash Recreation Center. Membership is $25 per year, and meetings are always open to the public. Contact the club at, at or on Facebook. ADVERTISEMENT


Gold and Silver Coins Selling for Highest Prices in Over 30 Years Due to Weak Economy and It’s Happening Right Here in Erlanger! By DAVID MORGAN STAFF WRITER ICCA will be placing ads in newspapers, radio and running television spots this week asking people to bring in any old silver and gold coins made before 1970. Those that bring in their coins will be able to speak with collectors one on one and have their coins looked at by a specialist. With the help of these ICCA members, offers will be made to those that have coins made before 1970. Offers will be made based on silver or gold content and the rarity of the coins. All coins made before 1970 will be examined and purchased including gold coins, silver coins, silver dollars, all types of nickels and pennies. Those that decide to sell their coins will be paid on the spot. If you are like a lot of people you might have a few old coins or even a coffee can full lying around. If you have ever wondered what they are worth now might be your chance to find out and even sell them if you choose. They could be worth a lot according to the International Coin Collectors Association also known as ICCA. Collectors will pay a fortune for some coins and currency for their collections. If it is rare enough, one coin could be worth over $100,000 according to Eric Helms, coin collector and ICCA member. One ultra rare dime, an 1894S Barber, sold for a record $1.9 million to a collector in July of 2007. While that is an extreme example, many rare and valuable coins are stashed away in dresser drawers or lock boxes around the country. The ICCA and its collector members have organized a traveling event in search of all types of coins and currency. Even common coins can be worth a significant amount due to the high price of silver and gold, says Helms. Washington quarters and Roosevelt dimes can be worth many times their face value. Recent silver markets have driven the price up on common coins made of silver. Helms explains that all half dollars, quarters and dimes made before 1965 contain 90% silver and are sought after any time silver prices rise. Right now it’s a sellers market he said. The rarest coins these collectors are looking for include $20, $10, $5 and $2 1/2 gold coins and any coin made before 1850. These coins always bring big premiums according to the ICCA. Silver dollars are also very sought after nowadays. Other types of items the ICCA will be purchasing during this event include U.S. currency, gold bullion, investment gold, silver bars, silver rounds, proof sets, etc. Even foreign coins are sought after and will be purchased. Also at this event anyone can sell their gold jewelry, dental gold or anything made of gold on the spot. Gold is currently trading at Record Highs. Bring anything you think might be gold and the collectors will examine, test and price it for free. If you decide to sell, you will be paid on the spot – it has been an unknown fact that coin dealers have always paid more for jewelry and scrap gold than other jewelers and pawn brokers. So whether you have one coin you think might be valuable or a large collection you recently inherited, you can talk to these collectors for free. If you’re lucky you may have a rarity worth thousands. Either way there is nothing to lose and it sounds like fun! For more information on this event visit WWW.INTERNATIONALCOINCOLLECTORS.COM CE-0000491309

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Jubilant Singers seek members Are you wanting to sing for fun? Then join the Jubilant Singers Adult Community Chorus. The chorus is searching for new members of all voice parts soprano, alto and especially tenor and bass. No audition is required; just attend the first rehearsal at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the Church of Saviour, 8005 Pfeiffer Road in Montgomery. There will be two performances at the end of April/beginning of May times and places TBA. Questions or interested in joining contact Shannon Alter, artistic director, at

RELIGION Brecon United Methodist Church

The church offers worship services on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Sundays. Samaritan Closet hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Samaritan Closet offers clothing and food to people with demonstrated needs. Bread from Panera is available on Thursdays and Saturdays. The Samaritan Closet is next to the church. The church is at 7388 E. Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 489-7021.

Epiphany United Methodist Church

A Kid-friendly event to celebrate Epiphany is planned for Friday, Jan. 6. A sloppy joe and hot dog dinner will begin at 6 p.m., followed by fellowship and a worship service with participation by the children. The story of the wise men coming to visit the baby Jesus will be told and the children will bring their offering boxes to the altar. The community is invited. Call 793-3288 for more information. The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 677-9866.

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Loveland United Methodist Church

Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-1738;

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

Registration for preschool for the 2012-2013 school year will be in January. Classes are offered for two-and-on-halfyear-olds to 5-year olds. Call the school at 683-1600, and visit Parent book discussion will meet Sunday nights from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Jan. 8 and 29. The group will study Kenda Dean’s, “Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers is Telling the American Church,” which investigates why American teenagers are at once so positive about Christianity, while at the same time, are so apathetic about genuine religious practices. Please call the church to register. Fall worship times return to 5 p.m. Saturdays, and 8 a.m. 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sundays.

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Adult education opportunity this fall Sundays at 9:30 a.m. is “Getting Down to Basics.” Some of the topics to be explored are what it means to be Lutheran and for what the Lutheran Church stands. No registration necessary. The church is at 101 S. Lebanon Drive, Loveland; 683-4244;; The church is hosting Prayer Revival every Tuesday beginning at 7:30 p.m. Open format. Everyone is welcome to come and pray. Sunday Worship Service is at 11 a.m. The church is located at 6227 Price Road, Loveland; 677-5981,

River Hills Christian Church

Thriving Moms is a group for moms of infants through high school students that meets weekly to receive encouragement and instruction, make friends and have fun; conducted 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; child care provided. There is a Christian counselor as the parent coach, as well as a mentor mom. Call 583-0371. The church is at 6300 Price Road, Loveland; 677-7600;

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Tim Janis, composer, musician, conductor and arranger of modern and classical music, will present an evening of music at Good Shepherd Catholic Church to benefit the parish’s “Honduras Project,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3. Selections by the Good Shepherd Choir will be part of the program. A wine and cheese reception will follow the concert. Good


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Tim Janis, composer, musician, conductor and arranger of modern and classical music, will present an evening of music at Good Shepherd Catholic Church to benefit the parish's "Honduras Project," at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3. PROVIDED

Shepherd is at 8815 E. Kemper Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45249. Janis is donating his time and talent in support of the Good Shepherd “Honduras Project.” Tickets to the concert and reception are $35 and may be purchased now at the Good Shepherd parish office or by phone at 513489-8815. You can also visit the parish website at for more information or directions to the parish.




tine Lady, Jan Ranard, and the 2012 Valentine card artist, Jamie Morath. The 2012 Valentine cards will also be available for sale at the kickoff Jan. 7 and thereafter at selected Loveland retailers. The Valentine Program Kick-off is sponsored by Loveland Kroger, 800 Loveland-Madeira Road. The Valentine card is sponsored by Loveland Health Care Center, 501 North Second St..


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The 2012 Valentine program will kick off at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Loveland Stage Company, 111 S. Second St. (State Route 48), a new location for the Valentine Program kick-off. Please join the Valentine Ladies, Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce representatives, and representatives of Loveland City Council as they welcome and congratulate the 2012 Valen-

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Legal Notice The City of Loveland Board of Zoning Appeals will conduct a public hearing Monday, January 16, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at Loveland City Hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave., Loveland, Ohio 45140. The purpose of the hearing is to receive public comments on an appeal, filed by the City of Loveland, of the decision made by the Planning & Zoning Commission to approve a zoning application for the installation of vinyl fabric panels in the opening surrounding the patio of the El Picante Restaurant located at 903 Loveland Madeira Rd. Information about the appeal is available for review in the City’s Building & Zoning Department during normal business hours, Monday through Friday. Interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed amendment. Comments may also be submitted in writing to Eva Parker, Building and Zoning Supervisor, 120 W. Loveland Avenue, Loveland, OH 45140 or emailed to eparker @loveland Individuals with disabilities requiring special accommodations that are participating in or wish to attend this hearing should call 513-683-0150 at least seven (7) days in advance so arrangements can be made. Eva Parker City of Loveland Clerk of the Board of Zoning Appeals 1001682920



POLICE REPORTS Miami Township Arrests/citations Juvenile, 14, receiving stolen property, Dec. 14. Jason Sloane, 24, not known, domestic violence, Dec. 15. Scott A. Alsip, 19, 9154 Reading Road, driving under influence, driving under suspension, drug paraphernalia, Dec. 18. Juvenile, 15, underage consumption, Dec. 16. Juvenile, 17, underage consumption, Dec. 16. Heather M. Pasley, 23, 611 Kilgore St., receiving stolen property, Dec. 17. Brian D. Hodge, 37, 245 McCollough, theft, Dec. 19. Heather Pasley, 23, 4248 Summit Road, theft, Dec. 19.

Incidents/investigations Arson Toilet paper set on fire in restroom at Miami Meadows Park at Ohio 131, Dec. 17. Breaking and entering Unlisted property taken from St. Marks Lutheran Church at Buckwheat Road, Dec. 16. Attempt made to take a tow truck at Tim Marshall Mechanics at Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Dec. 18. Cash taken from F. & S. Hydraulics; $100 at Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Dec. 19. Burglary Laptop computer taken from vehicle; $1,810 at 619 Ibold, Dec. 14. Jewelry, ceramic plates, etc. taken; $2,420 at 988 Valley View, Dec. 16. Handguns, TV, etc. taken; $2,100 at 5679 Mellie Ave., Dec. 18. Criminal damage Gas pump damaged at Circle K at Ohio 28, Dec. 16. Window broken in vehicle at 1019 Paxton Lake, Dec. 17. Bathroom fixtures, etc. damaged at Talon Tavern at Ohio 131, Dec. 19. Eggs thrown at residence at 1240 Weber Road, Dec. 19. Criminal mischief Vehicle driven through yard at Ironwood Drive, Dec. 13. Domestic violence At Garrett Drive, Dec. 15. Illegal conveyance into school zone Student possessed large pocket knife at Milford Junior High at Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, Dec. 13. Theft Wallet taken at 5765 Mount Vernon Drive, Dec. 5.


ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Loveland, Chief Tim Sabransky, 583-3000 » Miami Township, Chief Stephen Bailey, 248-3721 » Symmes Township, Lt. Tom Butler, 774-6351 or 683-3444 Tow-dolly taken at Mr. Rental; $500 at Ohio 28, Dec. 7. Employee kept checks slated for booster group at Milford High; $1,000 at 1 Eagles Way, Dec. 8. Two I-pods taken from desk at Boyd E. Smith school at Jer-Les Road, Dec. 8. Power tools, etc. taken from vehicle; $8,700 at 6917 Oakland, Dec. 9. GPS unit taken from vehicle at 5712 Whistling Wind, Dec. 12. Bike and laptop computer taken; $800 at 2143 Oakwood, Dec. 13.GPS unit taken from vehicle at 6709 Sandy Shores, Dec. 13. Wallet taken from vehicle at school at Buckwheat Road, Dec. 13. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmer; $5 at Ohio 50, Dec. 14. Purse taken from vehicle at 6113 Bett Ann, Dec. 13. Handgun taken from vehicle; $700 at 587 Ibold, Dec. 13. Purse taken at Kohl's while victim was shopping at Ohio 28, Dec. 15. Money taken from purse at Arbors of Milford; $260 at Meadow Creek, Dec. 15. Gift cards, etc. taken from vehicle at Trinity Church at Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, Dec. 16. 2002 Chevrolet taken at 1194 Deblin Drive, Dec. 16. Scrap metal taken at Gemini Pools at 1366 Ohio 131, Dec. 16. Currency taken from vehicle at 1114 Rainbow Trail, Dec. 16. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $19 at Ohio 50, Dec. 16. Bag of clothing taken from vehicle at 1800 Arrowhead Trail, Dec. 17. Lawn reflectors taken at 5616 Water Mills Drive, Dec. 17. Clothing taken from Kohl’s; $266 at Ohio 28, Dec. 17. Groceries taken from Kroger; $194 at Ohio 28, Dec. 18. Newspapers taken, since October at 1748 Millbrook Lane, Dec. 19.

Gold necklace taken; $800 at 1425 Miami Lake Drive, Dec. 19. Curtains taken from Lowe's; $93 at Romar Drive, Dec. 19. Violation of protection order Male reported this offense at 827 Miami Ridge, Dec. 13.

Symmes Township Arrests/citations Michael Harris, 21, 1300 W. Main St., assault at 10630 LovelandMadeira Road, Dec. 1. Lisa Riddle, 50, 6326 Greensboro Court, theft at 11311 Montgomery Road, Dec. 3.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering $50 removed at 10560 LovelandMadeira Road, Dec. 1. Mower, trimmer, blower of unknown value removed at 9991 Morgans Trace, Dec. 11. Criminal damaging Reported at 11369 Terwilligers Creek Drive, Dec. 3. Reported at 10078 Kemper Road, Nov. 23. Vehicle damaged at 11359 Montgomery Road, Dec. 9. Theft Shoes valued at $150 removed at 9201 Fields Ertel Road, Dec. 5. Merchandise valued at $300 removed at 19554 LovelandMadeira Road, Nov. 23. Unauthorized use of motor vehicle Reported at 12131 Brisben Place, Nov. 22. Pistol and GPS of unknown value removed at 9988 Lincoln Road, Dec. 9. Purse and contents valued at $325 removed at 11790 Snider Road, Dec. 11. Cologne valued at $134 removed at 9201 Fields Ertel Road, Dec. 10. Gun valued at $400 removed at 11284 Enyart Road, Dec. 9. $270 removed from vehicle at 9358 Kempergrove, Dec. 8. Jewelry of unknown value removed at 9234 Link Road, Dec. 11.


143 Mission Court, Walker Builders Ltd. to Rodney & Denise Patch, 0.5130 acre, $536,046. 224 Thomas Paxton Court, Drees Premier Homes Inc. to Elvira & Dimitri Blinoff, 0.3743 acre, $349,975. 426 Wakefield St., Nancy Mertes, et al. to Chad Mertes, $75,000.


1848 Vanderbilt Drive: Loomis Erik D. & Marsha K. to Kang Yongtae; $155,000. 225 Riva Ridge Court: Robenson Todd E. & Julie D. to Coe David M. & Heather D.; $232,000. 426 Loveland Ave: R. & D. Living LLC to Stevens Gregory W; $225,000. 505 Loveland Ave: Suder David M. to 515 West An Ohio LLC; $152,500. 509 Loveland Ave: Suder David M. to 515 West An Ohio LLC; $152,500. 1129 Main St.: Lay Scott to US Bank Trust National Association Tr; $44,000. 29 Miamiview Drive: Ponder Sally to Bank Of New York Mellon The; $46,000.


5776 Ashby Court, No. 124, Lawrence Collier, et al. to Everbank, $40,000. 1030 Bayhill Lane, Robert Veite, et al. to U.S. Bank NA, as trustee, 0.6910 acre, $166,666.67. 5817 Deerfield Road, Rebecca Justice, et al. to The Bank of New York Mellon, 0.7000 acre, $80,000. 905 Klondyke Road, Kenneth & Michelle Ostrander, et al. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., 0.5510 acre, $90,000. 1609 Meadow Springs Court, Conrad Meadows LLC to NVR Inc., 0.3496 acre, $24,250. 6582 Oasis Drive, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Steven Coffaro, 0.6340 acre, $344,000.

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Mary Henrietta Roosa

Mary Henrietta Roosa, 95, formerly of Loveland died Dec. 25. Survived by cildren Timothy (Nancy) Roosa and Donald (Carol) Roosa; grandchildren Thomas Roosa, Donald (Kim) Roosa, Jennifer (Scott) Lindgren, Andy (Amy) Roosa, Pat (Alisha)

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Roosa, Paul Wilhelm and Sarah (Andy) Muckenfuhs; 15 greatgrandchildren; one great-greatgranddaughter; and sister, Myrtis Hobleman. Preceded in death by husband, Newell Roosa; daughter, Deborah Roosa; and siblings Rosalee Clark, Ruth Vandament, Martha Weyand, Lois Johnson, Blanche Jenkins, Howard, Charles, Thomas, Jason and Frank Chisman. Services were Dec. 29 at Evans Funeral Home, Goshen.

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JoAnn H. Hensley, 72, of Loveland died Dec. 9. Survived by husband, Troy M. Hensley; children Debbie Korcykoskiand Timothy Hensley; grandchildren Tyler and Brianna; sister, Janet Sue (Dale) Wolf; and aunt of Marin McFaddin and Courtney Tsitouris. Preceded in death by son, Michael Hensley. Services were Dec. 14 at Craver-Riggs Funeral Home and Crematory, Milford. Memorials

Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate.


DEATHS JoAnn H. Hensley


Cravens to Walter & Donna Gray, 0.4500.acre, $156,000. 1075 Fox Run Road, Alan Hornsby, et al. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., $93,334. 887 Miami Ridge Drive, Joan Burns, trustee to Nina & Steven Locasha, $364,000. 6385 Mueller Lakes Lane, Kevin & Teresa Calandra to Matthew & Katherine Batchler, 0.4600.acre, $302,750. 492 Parish Hill Court, Kevin & Diane Boys to Robert Spencer, 0.5820 acre, $280,000. 5803 Stonewall Jackson Drive, James & Peggy Fuhrman to Karly Strief, $130,000. 1153 Teakwood Drive, Beneficial Financial I Inc. to TJR Number 23, LLC, $55,000. 5987 Woods Bend Drive, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Michael Moran, $148,400.


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