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New Hope Baptist Church in Loveland recently celebrated its 15th anniversary. Here young members (from left) Reid Waddell, Will Edison, Austen Funke and Brian Popp participate in a “Way of the Cross” service in 2008.

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The 2010 valentine program will kick off at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at the Loveland Kroger on LovelandMadeira Road. Please join the Valentine Ladies, Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce representatives and Loveland Mayor Rob Weisgerber as they welcome and congratulate the 2010 Valentine Lady, Bonnie Larson, and the 2010 valentine card artist, Monica Achberger. The 2010 valentine card will also be available for sale at the kick-off on Jan. 9 and thereafter at selected Loveland retailers. The Valentine card contest is sponsored by Loveland Health Care Center. SEE STORY, A2

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New Hope Baptist Church: • Was founded in December 1994 • Is located at 1401 LovelandMadeira Road in Loveland • Is pastored by Bill Hounshell • Has about 700 members • Can be reached at (513) 6775377 • Has a Web site at

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Church has become a cornerstone of community By Jeanne Houck

Need a place to test police officers’ skills on bikes? New Hope Baptist Church. People to distribute food to the poor? New Hope’s congregation. A Loveland police chaplain? New Hope’s pastor, Bill Hounshell. Oh, and how about spiritual solace? New Hope Baptist Church. The Loveland church’s willingness to meet community needs and share use of its large church and parking lot on LovelandMadeira Road has made it a highprofile civic leader. That’s why Linda Cox was thrilled that her first official duty as a Loveland City Council member was to present New Hope Baptist Church with a proclamation

recognizing its 15th anniversary Dec. 13. “As a former city staff member, I witnessed Pastor Bill and New Hope members participate in many city events, including parades, special events at Nisbet Park, presenting a live Christmas nativity or wherever they felt they could help,” said Cox, who was sworn onto council in early December. She retired earlier in 2009 after serving as Loveland clerk of council and administrative assistant since 1991. “In the five years since God provided their church building on Loveland-Madeira Road, they’ve hosted community events ranging from youngsters’ basketball camp to senior citizens’ events,” Cox said. “They’ve lived up to their

motto of, ‘Where God guides, He provides.’” The proclamation presented by Cox was signed by Loveland Mayor Rob Weisgerber and says “our entire community has benefited from the fine Christian influence this church has shown throughout the years and through the many facets of its outreach ministries.” Said Hounshell: “We are honored to serve in a wonderful community.” New Hope Baptist Church held its first Sunday worship service in a vacant church building on West Loveland Avenue Dec. 4, 1994. It held its first Sunday worship service at the new church it built on Loveland-Madeira Road Aug. 1, 2004. The congregation has min-

istries for preschoolers, older children, students, singles, men, women, seniors - even sportsmen. Its Web site at www.newhope shows a lengthy list of weekly meetings and offers free audio and video of sermons online. Hounshell said there is plenty of room for more New Hope members. “We believe the Lord has called forth a mighty work here for His glory and we would love to have you join us in what God is doing,” he said. “From our special programs for youth and children, to our wholelife church and family ministries, you will find people who love God and serve one another.”

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When the Loveland City School District Board of Eduation meets again Jan. 19, it will do so without two of the guiding forces behind the district’s academic success. Former Superintendent Kevin Boys has left the district to become president of Shawnee State Community College. He has been replaced, for now,

by Bill Sears, a former Lebanon schools superintendent and most recently director of curriculum and instruction in the Little Miami District. The board continues to seek a permanent replacement for Boys; Sears has said he is not interested in the job fulltime. Former Board President Judy

McClanahan has been replaced on the board by Katie Bontrager. McClanahan served three terms on the board, but did not seek reelection in November. She will devote more time to helping homeless people.

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Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Mary Lynne Birck recently traveled to New York to meet with the opposition’s expert witness and San Francisco to meet with the county’s expert witness. Those trips combined were not to exceed $2,624.51. If the case had gone to court, the county could have had to pay the $658,000 plus prejudgement interest, totaling more than $1 million, Birck said. The county also could have had to pay court fees and fees for their expert witness. However, because the suit has been settled, the case will no longer go to court. “This is not an admission of liability or any sort of wrong doing on the part of the sewer district,” Birck said.

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During the dozen years she served on the Loveland Board of Education – three as president – Judy McClanahan put a lot of energy into curriculum, planning and wellness issues and was active in music and athletic booster organizations. McClanahan, 53, did not

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that needed to take place in the education of my children.” (McClanahan and her husband, Stephen, have three children, all of whom graduated from the Loveland City Schools and are enrolled in college.)

Why did you choose to become a public servant? “I chose to run for a position on the board of education because I wanted to facilitate changes

What accomplishments are you most proud of? “I am most proud of the excellent rating that Loveland schools has achieved, bringing Dr. Kevin Boys to Loveland as superintendent and bringing Mr. Brett Griffith to Loveland as treasurer.”

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“Loveland schools will continue to excel due to the excellent administrative team that is in place. The most significant challenge will be to find a superintendent that is the best match for the Loveland school district.” (Boys is leaving Loveland to become president of Southern State Community College in Hillsboro Jan. 13.)

How many years did you hold elective office? “Twelve years.”

Why did you decide not to seek re-election? “My decision was to give of my time and involvement in other


Former Loveland Board of Education member Judy McClanahan is turning her attention to the plight of the homeless. Here, Ohio School Boards Association representative Jim Perdue presents her with a certificate of appreciation for her work with the schools. directions in the Cincinnati community. My husband and I are involved in a community outreach in Over-The-Rhine called The Outlet and are becoming involved in the issues of homelessness in Cincinnati.” (The Outlet, which is sponsored by the City Gospel Mission and

OneCity Foundation, is a place where homeless and poor residents can gather and build positive relationships that encourage healthy life choices.) What do you believe is in store for the Loveland City Schools? What challenges loom?

What advice would you give the Loveland Board of Education? “The advice that I would give to the Loveland board would be to keep the district heading in the direction it is moving; we are doing things right.” Is there anything else you’d like to say? “It has been an honor to represent the Loveland community.”

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for the Little Miami school district. He’s served as a math teacher, assistant principal, principal and assistant superintendent with the Sycamore Community Schools. Boys also came to Loveland from Sycamore. Sears also was superintendent of the Lebanon City School District – experience Loveland school officials have said they are looking for in a superintendent to succeed Boys. “I have always had a passion for improving the learning for all kids,” Sears said. “When I was first asked to consider the position of interim superintendent at Loveland, that passion ignited into excitement for a great opportunity to work with the students, staff and community as they continue their travels on the road of academic success. “Kevin Boys is an outstanding leader and I feel fortunate to be asked to pick up and support the excellent work that he had been doing in the Loveland City Schools,” Sears said. “I look forward to meeting and working with the staff and community on a daily basis.” Loveland Board of Education President Kathryn Lorenz said it was important to quickly get an interim superintendent on board with the experience to lead the district through this transition. “Now that the naming of an interim superintendent is behind us, it will allow the board to focus on finding a full-time superintendent,” Lorenz said. “The board plans to discuss this process after the first of the year.” The board has contracted with Effron & Associates of Madeira to help in the search for Boys’ successor. Boys has been Loveland superintendent for eight years. Before that he was a teacher, elementary school principal, junior high school principal and assistant superintendent with the Sycamore Community Schools.


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The following students have earned honors for the first quarter of 2009-2010.


High Honors – Jonathan Bauer, Matthew Becker, Hunter Behne, Jennifer Benesh, Erinn Berger, Andrew Bessey, Mitchell Bilotta, Kristen Bisig, Lauren Blumberg, Juliana Booth, Spencer Boswell, Sara Boyle, Kathryn Breyer, Lauren Brodof, Melissa Brown, Alacea Bullock, Jacob Burleson, Jacob Carlsen, Mitchell Casperson, Kayla Cavano, Jessica Comorosky, Zachary Cotsonas, Austin Coulson, Lauren Crall, Marc Czulewicz, Natalie Dall, Graham David, Andrew DeMellia, Olivia Denzy, John Despotakis, Grace Dolan, Laura Doppler, Taylor Dschaak, Ayah El-Khatib, Joshua Farnham, Christy Flaherty, Lindsay Flaherty, Courtney Floegel, Elizabeth Foster, Blake Freeman, Joseph Frees, Alexander Genbauffe, Leesa Gilgen, Bryan Gilligan, Brianna Harris, Tanner Hawk, Kyle Henderson, Katie Hoderlein, Samuel Hoffman, Taylor Hoffman, Emily Hole, Jacob Holle, Hannah Hope, Michelle Huber, Adam Hughes, Benjamin Iaciofano, Kyle Jacobson, Katrina James, Austin Jarvis, Lyndsey Jenkins, Kathryn Johnson, Roger Kallis, Megan Kiley, Caitlin Kling, Devin Knutson, Renee Koth, Andrew Kovacs, Bridget Landis, Rachel Leever, Samuel Lehmann, Eric Linnevers, Brandon Livengood, Katie Loomis, John Lundeen, Evan Lynch, Aaron Malloy, Karl Mattes, Kyle Mattes, Maranda McDonald, Daniel McManus, Kyle Michelfelder, Daniel Miller, Kelly Molloy, Michael Montalbano, Ryan Moss, Jenna Myklebust, Cassandra Nedeljko, Katharine Nelson, Bryant Nichols, Jackson Norris, Maxwell Olberding, Allen Osgood, Shannon Palmer, Rune Percy, Zachary Perry, Chelsie Pippa, Bryce Plitt, Erin Pogue, Grant Portune, Mahbod Pourriahi, Traci Powers, Arianna Ranieri, Nicolas Ranieri, Danielle Reichman, Sean Rice, Ashley Rivera, Maria Rockett, Nicholas Rodier, Mary Roman, David Salay, Cole Schlesner, Danielle Schrader, Ryan Schroer, Christina Sechang, Kayla Senters, Erik Seroogy, Sara Sexton, Allison Shaw, Nicholas Shoemaker, James Short, Christopher Sloane, Angela Snyder, Kimberly Strong, Hannah Sublett, Allison Suder, Alicia Sullivan, Carley Taggart, Meghan Tegtmeier, David Trate, Sarah Tribby, Macy Turley, Nicole Utterbeck, Mackenzie Veith, Jonathan Vincent, William Viox, Kelsey Wagner, Michael Wagner, Luke Walker, Melissa Watson, Anne Weaver, Carla Weismantel, Carley Whitton, Alexandra Williams, Jonathan Williams, Lena Wilson, Lindsey Wittwer, Sierra Wood and Nicole Worley. Honor Roll – Tyler Barger, Brianna Belperio, Jordan Bernius, Hope Bertke, Tate Bolin, Jordan Breitholle, Justin Byrd, Benjamin Clawson, Daniel Clepper, Stephan Cotter, Geraldine Curless, Taylor Deemer, Mackenzie Earls, Samra Eskender, Katelyn Frozina, Rebecca Gagnon, Claudia Giuffre’, Joseph Goit, Lucas Graff, Christopher Grissom, Devin Harvey, Nicole Henderson, Chelsea Hothem, Michael Huber, Steven Hudson, Zachary Hunt, Rachel Ingram, Isabelle Jones, Sarah Kanitz, Kathleen Kauffman, Sarah LaCombe, Kelly Lowry, Kyle MacKenzie, Collin Maher, Bryson McGillis, Matthew McIver, Aaron Miller, Nickolas Miller, Hannah Morgan, Dylan Morris, Alma Muller, Anthony Nightingale, Mollie O’Brien, Kyle Oshima, Tristan Parales, Daniel Peabody, Trevor Porter, Robert Quisenberry, Marcus Rose, Martynas Rubikas, Garrett Said, Michael Scherpenberg, Kyle Schweer, Katherine Shoals, Casey Shumaker, Clay Sneed, Nolan Snyder, Allison Stewart, Andrew Stone, Catherine Swaine, Paige Switzer, Ryne Terry, Maria Todd, Kyle Wade, Jeffrey Wallace, Abigail Walther, Adam Warden, Matthew Williams and Nathan Wolf.


High Honors – Andrew Albert, Ryan Altman, Matthew Amrein, Rachel Baker, Eric Bauer, Matthew Beachy, Matthew Belcik, Kristen Bjerke, Dylan Bodley, Brittany Breitholle, Sarah Brizzolara, Daniel Brooks, Alexander Burpee, Bryan Callahan, Oliver Ceccopieri, Megan Clifford, Daniel Congleton, Cameron Conte, Megan Cullen, Lauren Czebatul, Andrew Dannemiller, Jonathon Davis, Drew Demmerle, Stefanie Dever, Austin D Dewees, Ricki Dews, Christopher Doarn, James Downing, Carson Dudley, Jessica Duncan, Lauren Dusold, Julia Eaton, Haley Edison, Jillian Elfers, Claire Eschenbach, Ariel Fischer, Daniela Fisher, Mary Kathryn Fisher, Ryan Fisher, Mor-

gan Fletcher, Ashley Frees, Alexandra Gonzales, Alexander Gordon, Julia Griffin, Nicolette Hayes, Erik Henderson, Griffin Hodges, Abigail Hoff, Austin Hopkins, Henry Howard, Brandon Huber, Nicole Hudson, Stephanie Jacob, Carly Jewell, Brandon Johnson, Ashley Jungclas, Cameron Kahrs, Amy Kamperman, Charlotte Kenter, Austin Klueh, Gabrielle Kraml, Anthony LaMacchia, Meghan Lester, Kenneth Li, Mary Lloyd, Michael Louis, Jonathan Ludwick, Megan Main, Matthew Marascalchi, Reece Martinez, Kyle Mary, Stefanie McKelvey, Danielle Meyer, Garrett Miller, Jessica Miller, Colleen Molloy, Hannah Moloney, Joshua Moss, Abby Mullowney, Samuel Murphy, Alexander Neal, Sabrina Newstead, Kerstin Nilsson, Stella Norris, Ogonna Ononye, Christina Palmer, Nicholas Papa, Rebecca Pearson, Zana Percy, Allison Pfaltzgraff, Pamela Plagens, Marie Policastro, Anna Ralph, Megan Randall, Molly Reich, Abby Reynolds, Kathryn Rice, Nicole Santos, Thomas Schickel, Abigail Schnure, Emily Shelton, Akaash Sheth, Taryn Shrout, Kyle Sieg, Amy Simone, Rupert Sizemore, Megan Slabaugh, Craig Slusher, Kara Smith, Tara Spencer, Maggie Stancliff, Alaina Strand, Marguerite Strong, Elizabeth Sullivan, Ryan Sullivan, Matthew Swaine, Emily Tedford, Alyssa Tipton, Christina Veite, Chandler Viox, Lauren Wachenfeld, Nathan Walter, Reed Walter, Thomas Wassel, Brooklynn Weber, Clarissa Weyman, Danielle Wheeler, Andrew Wilkins, Sadie Wilson, Katherine Winoker and Elizabeth Worsham. Honor Roll – Madison Anderson, Tatiana Ariapad, Katelyn Audia, Shannon Barnell, Mary Bell, Jonathan Berchtold, Kevin Boggs, Dana Boyd, Tyler Brown, Kyle Burton, Bryce Clawson, Caleb Cloud, Logan Cornett, Alexander Dolezal, Jessica Engstrom, Ciera Eversole, Nathan Fackler, Steven Goodman, Hannah Graves, Angela Grippa, Lisa Hewitt, Jay Hubble, Andrew Karle, Mitko Karshovski, Michelle Kauffman, Jillian Kemmet, Nicholas Kerkhove, Josephine Lupariello, Kenneth Miller, Joseph Misiti, Kortney Neighbors, Olivia Oakes, Ekene Okafor, Emily Pfaltzgraff, Sarah Pfaltzgraff, Hanna Pifer, Nicole Ploof, David Rankin, Tyler Reiring, Kyle Richardson, Danae Ries, Carly Rolfes, Grace Samyn, Charles Schebor, Reed Schlesner, Chloe Smith, Jonathan Treloar, Jenna Turner, Logan Walls, Kallie Warner, Jamie Weaver, Zachary Weaver, Adam Werking, Lindsey Wittmer and Leah Wood.


High Honors – Andrew Anderson, Allison Asbury, Elizabeth Asgian, Sidney Ashmore, Jessica Baas, Mary Ballentine, Molly Barnell, Rachael Barnes, Tyler Beachy, James Beeler, Presley Benzinger, Michael Berger, Amy Berkoff, Hannah Bisig, Rebecca Black, Chelsea Boeres, Hailey Booth, Joseph Bota, Nathan Boucher, Amanda Bowers, Benjamin Braddock, Lauren Brooks, Austin Brotherton-Whipple, Matthew Brown, Margaret Bruns, Hannah Burkhard, Bethany Burks, Tiffany Busch, Meredith Bush, Adam Combs, Shelby Copenhaver, Deonna Cossentino, Andrew Crall, Suzanne Culbertson, Thomas Demers, Robert Demoret, Bailey Denzy, Brian Derrick, Jaclyn Deutsch, Aidan Dolan, Alexandra Dolbier, Alexandra Dschaak, Andrea Dubell, Leigh Ellexson, Anna Eltringham, Clare Ernst, Kaitlin Evans, Nicholas Freeman, Michael Gayda, Cara Genbauffe, Chase Giles, Katie Gilgen, Tyler Glenn, Mark Goldman, Audrey Goyer, Megan Hadley, Nathan Heffler, Brian Henderson, Katherine Henke, Michelina Henskens, Nicholas Hoffman, Jonathan Hoge, Adam Howaniec, Kelley Jagoditz, Nina James, Claire Johnson, Kristen Jones, Kelsie Kessler, Caitlin Khwaja, Sarah Klein, Shannon Knutson, Kateland Koch, Richard Koth, Patrick Kudo, Chelsea Kuhn, Ryann Lally, Kevin Lawler, Hannah Leeper, Maxwell Lehmann, Kevin Linnevers, Emily Lloyd, Tori Lynch, Ellen Mack, Ryan Madsen, Conner Mansfield, Michael Massung, Matthew Mautino, Cynthia Mayo, Mariah McClendon, Taylor McDonald, Kelsey McGohan, Kelsey McLaughlin, David Meineke, Kyle Meineke, Regan Meinking, Erik Michelfelder, Marshall Miller, Angelina Misyukovets, Robert Mulvey, Emily Myers, Adam Napier, Steven Nash, Eric Nedeljko, Jacob Newman, Julie Nguyen, Nicole Ogilbee, Elizabeth Orsinelli, Kevin Parks, Tara Paugh, Andrea Peeler, Andrew Pickens, Stephanie Pontsler, Allison Randall, Caleb Redslob, Diana Reese, Jaime Ricci, Nathaniel Robbins, Alex Robinson, Jessica Rockett, Andrea Ross, John Ross, Lesley Sabga, Patrick Salay, Peter

Samyn, Stephanie Sawyer, Alexandria Schmidt, Nicholas Shea, Jessica Shokler, Leah Slyder, Chandler Smith, Samantha Smith, Brian Snyder, Austin Stahl, Lyndsey Stearns, Kathryn Stenftenagel, Rachel Stewart, Yeugeniya Sushanskaya, Wyatt Susich, Fabrizio Tomodo, Hannah Trate, Emilie Triot, Olivia Utz, Madeline Vance, Sydney Victor, Mackenzie Vizgirda, Kristen Wade, Jennifer Walls, Lindsey Watson, William Wegener, Jacob Weiss, Krista Williams and Matthew Worsham. Honor Roll – Cameron Adams, Andre Altaly, Alex Ashworth, Nicole Ayers, Tessa Bangert, Sierra Bedenbaugh, Deitra Bell, Maylat Berhe, Tiffany Bowling, Alexandra Brizzi, Jonathon Clifton, Clark Crawford, Allison Dee, Jordan Della Bella, Rachel Donnelly, Emilee Earls, Zachary Elias, Jacob Eubanks, Madison Evans, Rachael Flege, Zachary Goyer, Benjamin Hadden, Ryan Hauenstein, Angela Hays, Shelby Henson, John Hoenle, Frederick Howard, Melissa Jessup, George Kallis, Chantal Kifunga, Hyun Kim, Wesley Kyles, Ernest Lawrence, Nikita Lewis, Jacob McKinney, Michael Mills, Joseph Molinaro, David Moran, Autumn Oakes, McKenna Orcutt, Amber Peters, John Pigott, Zachary Pohl, Madison Ray, Hillary Regel, Reid Relatores, Thomas Rooney, David Rutter, Samantha Schatzman, Jillian Schultz, Christopher Shelley, Edward Stecki, Julia Texiera, Elizabeth Truesdell, Gabrielle Truesdell, Bradley Vanover, Nicole Walls, Alexander Westcott, Joshua Williams, Kyle Williams, LaRon Williams, Morgan Williams, Brent Wilson, Anthony Wolfram and Anna Worcester.


High Honors – Ijeoma Ajunwa, Courtney Allen, Edward Alten, Toni Alten-Crowe, Ella Ames, Carli Bachtell, Kyle Bailey, Casey Baker, Kirsten Baker, Elizabeth Bangs, Forrest Behne, Austin Bessey, Sarah Blumberg, John Bradley, Joshua Brennock, Natalie Brosz, Dustin Brown, Alayna Buescher, Brandon Burks, Samantha Burpee, Kelley Byrne, Megan Campbell, Daniel Canada, Samuel Carl, Michael Clifford, Meghan Cole, Sarah Congleton, Briana Conner, Andrew Cooman, Denver Coulson, Elizabeth Couture, Daniel Cox, Zachary Dalton, Kathleen Daly, Caroline DeMellia, Samantha Demmerle, Ryan Denney, Sander DiAngelis, Natalie Dorsey, Matthew Eltringham, Bonnie Emmer, Matthew Eng, Adam Engel, Michael Ethridge, Jordan Evans, Alexander Fackler, Mackenzie Fahey, Roger Farnham, Courtney Farrell, Katelyn Ferguson, Sarah Fisher, Wilson Fisher, Katelyn Fletcher, Joseph Ford, Ryan Frazier, Matthew Garbarino, Molly Gardis, David Gayda, Sean Gilligan, Sean Hadley, Brittany Hall, Monica Hannan, James Hanson, Kyle Heimbrock, James Hill, Alexander Holtmeier, Emily Holzderber, Holly Hubble, Tyler Hunt, Ellen Iaciofano, Lauren Jackson, Jennifer Jancsics, Katelyn Jarvis, Rachel Johnstone, Shannon Jones, Joseph Junod, Lisa Kamp, Adam Kavka, Zachary Kelly, Kelsey Kerkhove, Gretchen Kessler, Madeline Kincaid, Albert Kiser, Michelle Klaene, Emilee Kraus, Terra Kreiner, Brian Kuramoto, Christopher Kuramoto, Mollie Kuramoto, Michael Lawson, Megan Leever, Caitlin Lennon, Brooke Livengood, Aimee Logeman, Lina Lopez, Mitchell Louis, Jamie Lowery, Benjamin Lynch, Kristen Malarky, Juliette Marcello, Rhiannon Marcello, Mackenzie Martin, Joel Mary, Laura Matacia, Jefferson Mayerle, Megan Mayerle, Taylor McConney, Julia McCullough, Abigail McIver, Evan Miller, Kyle Miller, Chelsei Morrison, Hannah Morrison, Sarah Mosby, Sara Mullowney, Christine Necamp, Elizabeth Nelson, Saina Nemoto, Andrew Newbold, Matthew Newman, Alexa Nicastro, Jack Ogilvie, Ashley Paulson, Jerrah Pickle, Samantha Pinella, Abigail Ping, Gregory Pitman, Rachel Putman, Maris Query, Erin Randall, Olivia Reaney, Daniel Repaske, Wynn Rice, Meredith Rivera, Lindsay Rodier, Emily Routt, Margaret Sanders, Marcus Sarnecki, Christopher Schmahl, Emily Schwarberg, Ankita Sharma, Malvika Sharma, Amanda Shelton, Natalie Siddique, Kyrsys Sierra, Kasey Sizemore, Andrew Smiertka, Adam Smith, Malia Smolenski, Michael Sonnenberg, Sidney South, Bridget Sova, Alexandra Spaw, Taylor Spaw, Isaac Spence, Shane Spring, Maria Stamatakos, Shauna Stease, Sheridan Stease, Alexander Steger, Sarah Stetz, Mackenzie Storch, Garrett Strand, Rahat Syed, Bradley Temple, Thomas Treloar, Genevieve Trewiler, Lauren Turley, Amanda Vance, Abby Vargo, Paul Waked, Shannon Wallace, Robert Wassel, Rachel Wasson, Shellby Weaver, Catherine Wells, Christopher

Wells, Elliot Wells, Mark Wells, Samantha Wheeler, Brandon Williams, LaRon Williams, Anna Wilson, Jessica Wilson, Benjamin Winoker, Daniel Wright and Emily Zetterberg. Honor Roll – Chelsea Ackell, Carla Antenucci, Julie Arnett, Gabrielle Bailey, Alexander Baker, Alexandria Besl, Brett Bitzer, Benjamin Blust, Allison Cadwallader, Philip Casperson, Alexander D Clark, Sarah Clawson, Robert Comorosky, Katherine Dannemiller, Sarah Demers, Zachary Dewitt, Ashley Dundes, Zachary Eaton, Dillon Fields, Lexi Freeman, Victoria Gatherwright, Ashley Hall, Anthony Hamann, Kelsey Hamlin, Kasey Hawk, Benjamin Hill, Scott Kamphake, Jaden Kemmet, Madeline Kenter, Hannah King, Kelsey Klaene, Kyle Lewis, Tara Main, Halee McClary, Emily Meder, Vincent Misiti, David Molloy, Caitlin Moorhead, Mitchell Moragne, Haley Mueller, Randall Mullins, Joanna Myaka, Jacob Nye, Matthew Oberholzer, Thomas Osorio, Katherine Phillips, Benjamin Reigle, Christopher Shoals, Matthew Sierzputowski, Matthew Snyder, Troy Stafford, Madeline Steinberg, Nicholas Stiles, Jaden Talbot, Samantha Taylor, Tina Torbati, Spencer Vance, Maxwell Vest, Alexander Wernke, Ethan Zimmerman and Jacob Zimmerman.

Loveland Middle School The following students have earned honors for the first quarter of 2009-20010.

High Honors

Seventh-grade – Emily Adsem, Katie Baker, Michael Barnell, Emily Bateman, Adam Beran, Isabel Boyle, Alexander Bunk, Zachary Burpee, Alexandria Burke, James Carl, Christopher Ceccopieri, Ramya Chandrakumar, Riley Clarey, Holli Cook, Sarah Cronin, Tyler Davis, Jamie Demers, Kailyn Despotakis, Evan Dever, Benjamin DeVol, Katelin Doarn, Jessica Doughman, William Eaton, Gabrielle Ernst, Kathryn Faller, Katarzyna Fisher, Derek Fletcher, Thomas Floegel, Dillon Frees, Rachel Froberg, John Garry, Anthony Getter, Alexandra Glenn, Katie Gorman, Chase Grafflin, Sophie Greenberg, Lauren Hains, Abigail Hamm, Alison Harmeyer, Johan Harris, Jessica Hawk, Miles Hayes, Morgan Heck, Patrick Hensel, Jacob Hilliker, Sarah Hoderlein, Annika Hubers, Destiny Hughes, Shane Humphrey, Mitchell Kenter, Brennah Kentz, Daniel Kiley, Abigail Klueh, Lena Koenig, Gabrielle Koknat, Anna Koscielicki, Karly Krammes, Devin Lally, Eleanor Landis, Patrick Lape, Savannah Lee, Allison Loughner, Melissa Louis, Carley Lutz, Keith MacKenzie, Brian Maher, Danielle Marascalchi, Sarah Marlatt, Joshua Meszaros, Brittany Miller, Taylor Miller, Meredith Montalbano, Peter Morgan, Jade Morris, Erik Mueller, Kathryn Mulhollen, Nicholas Myers, Olivia Nelson, Chance Overberg, Giovanna Panepito, Joseph Papa, Monica Parsley, Skylar Pitcher, Margaret Policastro, Kelly Powers, Jefferson Prifti, Julia Proctor, Jonathon Quigley, Emily Rasmussen, Alexander Reiring, Ian Rice, Georgina Richards, Halle Russo, Lauren Schroer, Alexander Sganga, Rachel Sharpless, Rabiya Sheikh, Keval Sheth, Taylor Siekman, Paige Smith, Christopher Snyder, Anastasiya Stanilevich, Thomas Steger, Jake Stone, Brian Sullivan, Corynne Swift, Indigo Thoman, Mackinlay Tikoft, Sarah Trombly, Isaac Vock, Connor Wagner, Nicole Walerius, Clayton Walker, Anna Wassel, Kari Watts, Madeline Weiler, Alexis Wiles, Nathaniel Winning, Katherine Wright, Alicia Young and Heidi Zimmer. Eighth-grade – Nurio Alonso, Emilia Anderson, Madison Arseneau, Allison Baas, Stephanie Bachtel, Madison Banbury, Camden Baucke, Casey Baumgarth, Hannah Bellamah, Jessica Berchtold, Ashley Boggs, Gregory Bohn, Katherine Borger, Elizabeth Boswell, Michelle Bowling, Elizabeth Bowser, Michele Brizzolara, Zachariah Brooksbank, Michelle Brown, Daniel Bruns, Gabriella Bugge, Sarah Byrde, Alex Carovillano, Emily Carrello, Taeva Chung, Katie Crum, Katrina Culbertson, Andrew Davis, Nathan Dickerson, Caitlin Dombrowski, Sydney Dudley, William Edison, Erin Ellis, Melissa Eng, Kelly Farrell, Bradley Faust, Kathleen Ferris, Kennadee Fischer, Sydney Folzenlogen, Jordan Fuller, Rachel Griswold, Brayden Gruber, Jennifer Hadley, Austin Hastings, Alexander Hesse, Emily Hoff, David Hooker, Whitney Housley, Elizabeth Jacobs, Ian Jeffrey, Natalia Jerdack, Audrey Jewell, Rebecca Jewell, MacKenzie Johnson, Chelsea Joy, Anna Kendrick, Molly Kessler, Allison Kluge, Mollie Kowalchik, Julia LaMacchia, Anne Lehmann, Chris-


Colonial day

Second-graders at Loveland Primary School spent part of their day living like colonial children. From left: parent volunteer Karen Burke helps students Alexa Burke, Cassidy Cox and Matthew Locker make candles. tine Locasto, Austin Lutz, Kelsey Lykins, Emily Martin, Kelsey Martin, Lauren Mary, Alexander McCluskey, Ben McCormick, Ryan Mellett, Camille Mennen, Lindsey Miller, Scott Miller, Shayla Miller, Alexander Misyukovets, Joseph Mosby, Grace Murphy, Anna Niemeyer, Morgan Ovens, Kaitlyn Payne, Andreas Pfaller, Levi Ping, Britney Prigmore, Katherine Randall, Elizabeth Rawson, Megan Ries, Martin Robbins, Emily Robinson, Kelli Scarpa, Caitlin Schauer, Cavan Scheetz, Charles Schefft, Lauren Schneider, Nolan Shumaker, Cierra Sizemore, Alana Smith, Kathleen Sova, Eric Sparks, Cameron Spicer, Olivia Stanton, Christopher Stecki, Thomas Storer, Alina Syed, Annalise Tereck, Lauren Thomas, Sidney Thomas, Matthew Vogt, Nicholas Voss, Reid Waddell, Erin Werking, Ashley Wheeler, John Wilson, Stephanie Wilson, Brian Wintz, Jade Worley and Thomas Worsham.


Seventh-grade – Iain Abbott, Jacob Albin, Matthew Allen, Jessica Amrein, Elizabeth Anderson, Dylan Armstrong, Savannah Bailey, Lucas Bashardoust, Tess Bellamy, Jackson Bender, Madison Bishop, Nicole Blanchard, Jessica Blumberg, Sarah Boerger, Alexis Boyd, Caitlin Boys, Magen Brailey, Sarah Breyer, Logan Briggs, Robert Brown, Terra Brulport, Tyler Buchanan, Nicholas Bueche, Kayla Bullock, Evan Burig, Brian Buse, Ashley Cable, Tayloranne Campbell, Samuel Castronova, Emily Childers, Kyia Chung, Timmy Clawson, Lee Cocke, Jacob Cox, Austin Cunningham, Donald Cunningham, Carsen Davenport, Luke Davis, Tyana Davis, Paige DeWitt, Derrick Dews, Jason Donovan, Emily Dougherty, Daniel Drew, Nicholas Dubell, Logan Duff, Brett Ealy, Trevor Ealy, Natalie Eckels, Omar El-esses, Lauren Ellis, Aaron Engstrom, Alyssa Ferreri, Lucas Fields, Samuel Fjelstul, Connor Flanagan, Shayna Flannery, Taylor Florence, Douglas Foster, Kevin Garner, Kyle Garner, McKenzie George, Kira Gibson, Haleigh Goedde, Jessica Gorman, Jacob Guinn, Douglas Guzior, Blaine Hamilton, Dezaree’ Heath, Charles Homan, Nicholas Hopkins, Joshua Horton, Tiana Hough, Victoria Housemeyer, Andrew Ingram, Abby John, Andrew Johnson, Taylor Johnson, Riley Junod, Zakary Kadish, Katarina Kemner, Sam Kepler, Nile Khwaja, Lauren Kiley, Matthew Kincaid, Conley King, Kerstin Koontz, Mallory Kraus, Haley Kuhn, George Kunkel, Alexis Lacey, Bronson Lakes, Joshua Leonard, Danielle Lippi, Evan Lipps, Drew Lowry, Andrew McDonald, Emily McGill, Koby McGill, Alex McKay, Michael McManus, Tabytha Mendoza, Jack Meyer, Nicholas Miller, Rowan Monroe, Christine Moore, Set Morath, Martin Myaka, Alexander Myers, Noak Myklebust, Connor Newstead, Bridget Nobiletti, Matthew Noland, Dylan Norton, Tara Nporton, Carly Nunn, Robert Oberholzer, Kevin O’Hara, Austin Osborne, Jacob Oslack, Cullen O’Toole, Joshua Palmer, Alexander Papa, Trevor Parales, Jessica Partin, Andrew Paschal, Madeline Phillips, Jennifer Pifer, Grant Pitman, Mattingly Poole, Chase Price, Nathan Prost, Josephine Puchta, Sydney Purdon, Jacob Putman, David Query, Jacqueline Ramsey, Keegan Redslob, Melanie Reindl, Brendan Rhoden, Joseph Ribeiro, Giovanni Riccyi, Keegan Riley, Zachary Roberts, Eric Rogers, Tamaira Rollins, Jordan Romes, James Ross, Shelby Routt, Kylea Royal, Christopher Sackett, Olivia Salatin, Amanda Santos, Spencer Schmitt, Conner Schrader, Preston Schrader, Sarah Schuster, Samantha Sears, Samuel Sherlock, Austin Shevlin,

Eric Shokler, Austin Siemon, Zachary Simone, Casey Smith, Margaret Smith, Bryan Soth, Cascius Spang, Madison Stanley, Zoe Steinberg, William Stephenson, Kelsey Sublett, Kaleb Swartz, Brittany Talbott, John Tallant, Bailey Temple, Lily Thomas, Mitchell Toney, Rebecca Trate, Stacey tribby, Jonathon Tuttle, Emily Vance, Anthony Venzin, Daniel Vezdos, Michael Viox, Liam Vogt, Mitchell Wagner, Cali Walker, Morgan Ward, Stuart Wasmund, Manly Watkins-Williams, Jacob Wellington, Grace West, Brittany Wheeler, Ashley Whitaker, Taylor Wilhoite, Michael Williams, Daniel Wilson, Lili Wint, Leeza Wittmer, Austin Wood, Tyler Worley and Jenna Zinnecker. Eighth-grade – Matthew Albert, Henry Allen, Andrew Alten, Logan Amon, Alexandra Anderson, Christopher Asgian, April Ashley, Jessica Bayer, Jacob Belcik, Jacob Bellville, Joseph Benzinger, Griffon Bernth, Seth Brennock, Nathan Bryant, Brian Bullock, Elliot Cade, Olivia Cade, Brian Cadwallader, Garrett Campbell, James Caniglia, Lucas Carle, Madsion Castellanos, James Childers, Austin Cicchinelli, Taylor Cindric, Matthew Clark, Bradley Clements, Joshua Cloud, Brian Conner, Damon Conner, Ethan Conte, Corey Cotsonas, Jessica Cottrell, Nathaniel Cox, Nicholas Cullen, Kerianne Cummings, Megan Day, Danielle Demmerle, Bryce Demoret, Sally Denoma, Allison Dierling, Katherine DiGiandomenico, Abby Docherty, Nathaniel Dolbier, Benjamin Dolezal, John Donnell, Jacon Elfers, Allison Elsnau, Katherine Ethridge, Williams Evans, Darcy Fahey, Emily Fisher, Rachel Frank, Spencer Fuller, Austen Funke, Sarah Geiger, Sarah Goldenberg, Andrew Gonzales, Andrew Gordon, Tanner Griffin, Luke Groene, Zachary Hadden, Samuel Hallock, Austin Harris, Kirstin Hayes, Carla Heath, Rachel Heath, Tre’Vaughn Heath, Chelsea Heimbrock, Kayla Hermann, Dylan Howes, Nicholas Huber, Madison Hiuesman, Mitchell Jackson, Serena Jacobs, Kyle Jarc, Nathaniel Johnston, Benjamin Jones, Lilly Morgan, Madelyne Jones, William Kern, Megan Kling, Nathan Kolkema, Jason Koontz, James Kraml, Edward Kunkel, Peter LaChapelle, James Lawler, Anna Lawrence, Terah Lay, Olivia Lee, Ailea LeeWilson, Trent Lively, Dimitrios Loukoumidis, Emily Luti, Sarah Luti, Angela Lynch, MacKenzie Mahon, Morgan Mansfield, Maxwell Mather, Brian McElveen, Eric McFarland, Mitchel McFarland, Dean Meyer, Zachary Mickowski, Darby Moloney, Jordan Moragne, Kathleen Moreland, Benjamin Morey, Joel Moss, Richard Mulvey, Timothy Newbanks, Olisa Okafor, Jacob Oney, David Osborne, Bailey Paschal, Jacob Paul, Jenna Pauly, Justine Perl, Olivia Pifer, McKenna Polak, Ian Pontsler, Brian Popp, Jacob Price, Michelle Rasch, Anna Reich, Megan Riehle, Lilyana Rodriquez, Zachary Royer, Guste Rubikaite, Hollie Saatkamp, Darren Sackett, Tomosumi Sato, Catherine Schebor, Chloe Schwartz, Abigail Semler, Parker Seney, Michael Shaver, Jonathon Simms, Benjamin Smith, Spencer Stahl, Maria Staley, Emilie Stalnaker, Kelsey Street, Perry Strong, Alyssa Stubbers, John Sturgis, Megan Suder, Carson Susich, Jade Tailor, Ethan TenBrink, Emmy Thompson, Emily Tracy, Joseph Trewiler, Kevin Visco, Geoffrey Walchle, Brooke Wallace, Carley Wallace, Brian Watson, Griffin Weinberg, Nicholas Weiss, Jeremy Wells, Elizabeth Wenning, Zachary Werner, Austin Wesley, Rachel Westcott, Alexandria Whitaker, Davis White, Davis Wick, Kayla Wilson, Rachel Wittwer, Clayton Woosley, Lara Yarbrough and Brian Zaller.



Loveland Herald

January 6, 2010

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Former CHCA senior Drake Browne, who graduated in 2009, speaks after receiving the “That’s My Boy” award at the 42nd Annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet at the Cincinnati Hilton Netherland Plaza on Feb. 17. Browne was also recognized as “Defensive Lineman of the Year.” His family lives in Loveland.


Loveland resident Cole Schlesner, center, is flanked by his father, Scott, and his mother, Wendy, at the First Annual Play for 4 Golf Event Fundraiser at the Oasis Golf Club and Conference Center on July 27. Cole was hit by a line drive while playing baseball in May and suffered a traumatic brain injury. Play for 4 was instituted to provide financial assistance for youth who incur brain injuries while engaging in athletic-related activity.



Loveland High School senior Sarah Fisher competes in the Division I Cross Country State Championship at Scioto Downs Race Track in Columbus Nov. 7. She finished 19th in a time of 19:10.49 and was named an Enquirer All-Star.

Former Loveland senior Chris Stahl, who graduated in 2009, follows through on a serve while competing at the Division I Sectional Championship May 14. Chris and his brother, Austin, who is now a junior at Loveland, were state doubles quarterfinalists and named Enquirer All-Stars.

2009 ends in style …

Local high school athletes and teams had much to celebrate during the last calendar year. Here is a look back at some of the best pictures and highlights from 2009.


Former Loveland senior Brian Wozniak, who graduated in 2009, goes for a layup against two Wilmington defenders during a 50-45 home loss Feb. 10. Wozniak, who was second in the FAVC-Buckeye with 3.7 assists per game, was also a football standout. He plays tight end for Wisconsin.


Former Loveland senior Bobby Capobianco, who graduated in 2009, jams home two of his game-high 23 points during a 70-50 win over Sycamore Feb. 7. Capobianco was named FAVC-Buckeye Player of the Year after averaging 17.5 points, 9.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game. An Enquirer All-Star, Capobianco now plays for Indiana University.


Former Moeller High School seniors Brett Cisper (top) and Sage Iacovone (bottom), both of whom graduated in 2009, celebrate after defeating Pickerington North 5-2 in the Division I State Final at Huntington Park in Columbus June 6. The duo went a combined 3-for-5 at the plate, and Cisper pitched the final two innings in relief. For the year, Cisper hit .456 with four home runs, eight doubles, two triples and 44 RBIs. On the mound, he was 8-1 with a 1.57 ERA and 56 strikeouts. He was second-team all-state and named Enquirer Division I Player of the Year, while Iacovone, a catcher, was honorable mention.


Loveland senior swimmer Sammie Wheeler finished fifth in the 100 breaststroke (1:06) at the Division I State Meet at C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton Feb. 25-28. She is a four-year varsity swimmer and a three-time All-FAVC receipient. As a junior, she was named FAVC-Buckeye Swimmer of the Year and was an Enquirer All-Star. She will swim for the University of Cincinnati.



Loveland senior Mollie Kuramoto challenges Milford’s Kelly Asher Oct. 21. The Tigers lost 3-0, but Kuramoto, who was injured for part of the year, was named an Enquirer All-Star after recording three goals and seven assists. She will play for Purdue University.


Loveland senior quarterback Adam Engel turns the corner against the McNicholas defense at Turpin High School Sept. 11. The Tigers won 24-8, as Engel rushed for 1,170 yards and 15 touchdowns this past season. He was, however, named an Enquirer Division I All-Star for his defense; he had five interceptions, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, 22 solo tackles and blocked four field goals. He will play baseball for Louisville.

Ursuline Academy senior Dani Reinert, right, gets a hug from junior teammate Olivia Johnson after the Lions dispatched previously unbeaten Dublin Coffman 3-1 in the Division I State Final at the Ervin J. Nutter Center at Wright State University in Dayton Nov. 14. With the win, UA won its first state title since 2002 and capped an undefeated 29-0 season. The Lions went a combined 57-1 in 2008 and 2009, as Reinert was named Enquirer Player of the Year. She has 34 aces, 47 blocks, 160 digs, 72 kills and 911 assists. She has committed to play for the University of Buffalo.


Loveland senior Chris Kuramoto battles Fairfield’s Dylan Vespie during Division I sectional play Oct. 27. The Tigers lost 1-0, but Kuramoto was first-team all-state and Enquirer Player of the Year after scoring 14 goals this season. He will play for American University.

Sports & recreation

Loveland Herald

January 6, 2010


Moeller wrestling faces early tests

SIDELINES Beach volleyball clinics

Two-time Olympic gold medal-winner Misty May is conducting indoor beach volleyball clinics Jan. 9 and 10, at the Grand Sands Indoor Beach Volleyball Facility, 10750 LovelandMadeira Road, Symmes Township. Clinics for ages 11 to 18 will be 10

a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 9, and noon to 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 10. The adult clinic is 4-7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 9. Cost is $100, and $160 for two people signing up at the same time. Visit to register.

Loveland JV boys fall to Mason The following basketball summaries were submitted.

Boys’ JV basketball

Mason 44, Loveland 21 – Loveland JV Tigers played host to Mason Dec. 29, losing 44-21. The Tigers again faced a much taller front line with Mason going 6’6”, 6’5”, 6’2” inside. The Tigers also compounded their woes, coming back from their 10-day Christmas layoff, with a cold shooting touch. The game began as a defensive struggle in the first quarter with little scoring by either team and Mason taking a modest 7-5 lead. As the game progressed through the second and third periods the Comets front line and the Tigers cold shooting took their toll in the outcome as Loveland was only able to hit three baskets and Mason extended their lead to 34-11. In spite of the deficit the Tigers continued to play hard, as they have all season.

Loveland was led in scoring by Jeremy Sears with eight, Jarron Talbot scored four, Austin Stahl had three and Bryce Plitt, Ryne Terry and Jon Trelor had two a piece. With the loss Loveland falls 0-5 on the season.

Meijers was unseeded going into the coaches’ classic but ended up winning the tournament in his weight class. Harger also won, along with senior Drew Hammer at 130 lbs. Gaier said his top performers are wrestling very well but that he wasn’t sure what to expect from his freshmen. “We have four freshmen in the lineup and with our tough schedule they are thrown to the wolves but have improved quite a bit and have done well. I think we’ll be all right,” Gaier said. Another key factor for the Crusaders early in the season has been the absence of senior standout Jake Corrill. Corrill is expected to be a state contender

after finishing third in the state tournament as a junior. He’s been out with an injury and is being held out of action until January as a precaution. “He makes a huge difference,” Gaier said. “He’s one of the top two kids on the team and he’s one of our leaders. His style helps motivate everyone else so not having him in the lineup hurts, but we’ll get him back and once we do, it will make us a better team.” Junior Brian MacVeigh has filled in for Corrill at the 125 lbs. weight class and has done well, according to Gaier. “He’s one that just seems to get better each week, I’ve been very impressed with him,” he said. Another standout has


Moeller High School freshman 140-pounder Wyatt Wilson, bottom, feels for an escape against Ryle senior Zack Roland during the opening round of the Southwest Ohio Wrestling Coaches Association Glenn Sample Tournament, which was held at Harrison High School Dec. 19-20. Wilson lost 7-2. been junior Brendan Walsh. Walsh and MacVeigh placed third in the Coaches’ Classic. The Crusaders are in the midst of their toughest stretch in the season as Moeller will go to Pittsburgh over the holidays to compete in one of the five

7 Crusaders commit to college sports Several Moeller High School students signed letters of intent Nov. 11 to play collegiate sports. • Pierce Harger verbally committed to wrestle at Northwestern University. Pierce has competed at the 119, 125, and 145 weight classes. Pierce has been named MVP for the Crusaders and received the Most Pins Award. He is a three-time Ohio state placer, finishing third this past season. This past spring Pierce was a member of Ohio’s Junior National Dual Championship Team. He also competed in the 2009 Western Regionals in

Las Vegas, where he was a champion in Greco-Roman and runner-up in freestyle at 152 pounds. Pierce has maintained a 4.0 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society. Pierce is the son of Michael and Jodi Harger of Loveland. • Griffin McKenzie has committed to play basketball at Xavier University for Coach Chris Mack. McKenzie is a three-year letterman for the basketball team. Griffin is an honor roll student, maintains a 3.7

GPA, and is a member of the Outreach Program. Griffin is the son of Gregg and Christine McKenzie of Loveland. Other Moeller students, who live outside Loveland, include: • Tyler Hutchinson will play baseball and play catcher at Campbell University. • Ethan McAlpine will play baseball (center field) at the University of Cincin-



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toughest tournaments in the country. “It’s similar to the Ironman but maybe not quite that tough overall,” Gaier said. “It’s still a very tough tournament with some good teams. It will be a good test for our guys.”


The Moeller High School wrestling team has faced some stiff competition early in the season and has given head coach Jeff Gaier a sense of where his team stands with other area competition. The team wrestled in one of the toughest tournaments in the country, the Ironman tournament, and followed that up with an appearance in the Southwest Ohio Wrestling Coaches Association Glenn Sample Classic Tournament, which was Dec. 19-20 at Harrison High School. The Crusaders finished third behind Elder and Mason. “We know we have some improvement to do

and I think it will help motivate us to get better,” Gaier said. “We will see Elder again in a dual meet and in the league tournament and it will help motivate us to get a little better, which we need to do.” Moeller finished No. 15 out of 63 teams at the Ironman tournament, which is quite an accomplishment, given the Crusaders’ youth. Moeller had two placers in that tournament. Senior Pierce Harger placed in the 160 lbs. weight class and freshman Stefan Meijers placed fourth at 112. “To place as a freshman, in that tournament, is quite an accomplishment,” Gaier said. “He’s a pretty special kid but to do that well in only his second event in high school is quite a feat.”



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Party affiliations Visitors to Symmestownship posted these comments to a story about former Symmes Township resident Jack Greenberg stipulating in his will that a trust pay for a special birthday annually for 20 years or until the $1.5 million runs out. The party includes: lunch and limousine service for 37 friends and their guests, a nice speech about himself, group photographs, and gifts of $1,500 for each invitee: “What a way to go! More power to him. If I had the money, I’d do the same thing!” ter61 “He would have enjoyed it more if he had done it when he was alive.” skylight “I want to be this guy’s friend!!”


“Not mentioned in the article is that Jack Greenberg was a strong Republican and shared his conservative views with people when asked about politicial opinions. You sure wouldn’t find a liberal in this world who would be anywhere near as generous as Mr. Greenberg.” KWVeteran “Good thing for Greenberg to give to his pals $ every year, but he could have helped poor people ... and other organizations beside his own race! To do so proves one is a true Christian!” Bugaboo2 “This is so true, a liberal actually understands the meaning of the expression ‘let not the right hand know what the left is doing.’ You hear about the Republicans because they’re like the rich man in the temple who ‘devour widows’

houses, and for show make lengthy prayers.’ LanceGose “Yes, Jack Greenberg was a very good conservative Republican and a generous person. However, I do not confuse one’s political views with their tendancies towards generosity, humility or kindness. Jack Greenberg was all of those, but I cannot say that either party has a corner on those markets. Good people come from all persuasions, races and political views. I would resent any other opinion, as would he, as it would be bigoted and unjust. “Great article, though. Great man.” Bearcats83 “Did anyone notice that the sun is shining brightly today?? Maybe Mr. Greenberg is smiling down upon us. What a great story!!” CoastalFun “Replying to Bugaboo2: “What part of ‘In addition to bequeathing millions to Jewish charities” did you not understand? By the way, other than lip-service ... how many millions have you personally given to the poor? “Exactly!” govtsux

The bills come due Visitors to hamiltoncounty posted these comments to a story about how local municipalities and governments are cutting their budgets because of the economy: ‘Well, of course the ‘public servants’ make the cuts in the way that will be most visibly painful for the taxpayers. That’ll show ‘em for not paying enough in taxes to support our government. “But the plain fact is that there has been too much spending in good times, because political folks feel continuing pressure to spend what they have – and

CH@TROOM Dec. 30 questions

Loveland Council Member Mark Fitzgerald was recently hired as North College Hill’s new city administrator. Do you have any concerns about Fitzgerald taking that job? Why or why not? No responses. What advice would you give to new Cincinnati Archbishop Dennis Schnurr? What do you think should be his top priority? What is his greatest challenge? No responses.

Next question New Hope Baptist Church is celebrating 15 years in Loveland. How has the church benefitted the community? Do you think requiring passengers to go through a body scanner, which produces an image of one’s naked body, at airports would help increase security? Every week The Loveland Herald asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answer to with Chatroom in the subject line.


Board of zoning appeals – meets at 5:30 p.m. the last Wednesday of the month, as needed. The next meeting will be Wednesday, Jan. 27. City council – meets at 8 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month in city hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave. The next meeting is Tuesday, Jan. 12. Call 683-0150. Environment and tree committee – meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at city hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave. The next meeting will be Thursday, Jan. 21. Call 683-0150. Mayor’s court – meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month in city hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave. The next meeting is Thursday, Jan. 7. Call 683-0150. Planning and zoning commission – meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month in city hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave. The next meeting will be Monday, Jan. 18. Call 683-0150. Recreation board – meets when necessary and members are available. Call 683-0150.


Board of education – meets regularly at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month in the Loveland Intermediate School media center, 757 S. Lebanon Road. The next meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19. The board will not meet in December. Call 683-5600. Board work sessions are at 7 p.m. the first

Tuesday of each month, in the board office. The next work session is Tuesday, Feb. 2. The board will not have a work session in December.


Trustees – Business meeting at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at the Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive. The next meeting is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19.


Board of zoning appeals – meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month (only if there is business) in the township administrative building, 9323 Union Cemetery Road. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 1. Call 683-6644. Historical society – meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of every month in the township administrative building, 9323 Union Cemetery Road. The next meeting will be Thursday, Jan. 21. Call 683-6644. Trustees – meet at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month in the administrative building, 9323 Union Cemetery Road. The next meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 2. Call 6836644. Zoning commission – meet at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month in the administrative building, 9323 Union Cemetery Road. The next meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20. Call 683-6644.

more, rather than to conserve. I suggest a review of every program that did not exist 25 years ago to determine if it was/is really necessary to continue them at present levels, or kill them entirely. We have to distinguish between what’s necessary and ‘what would be nice to have,’ and make cuts accordingly.” NOTaMajorMarket “Budget cuts bring layoffs, except for the Cincinnati Police Department, they get ‘overtime.’ This has to stop asap. No reason for this waste of taxpayer money.” skylight “Of course, if it were you working overtime, I’m guessing, you’d want to get paid for it.” MrWhipple “Even in good times there is not enough money to do all of the things necessary to improve the quality of life in any community. Much of the fluff has already been cut. Public employees are being asked to do more to cover shortages of personnel. It’s often cheaper to pay overtime than to hire or recall employees. “I recall that the Enquirer posted the city expenditures by department. I wonder how many reviewed those with suggestions for cuts. I’m sure that community leaders would welcome NOTaMajorMarket’s review of unnecessary programs. A good start would be one of the communities cited in this article.” CincyTom “Why no mention of Cincinnati $51 million dollar deficit? City streets have been in disrepair for years! “Garbage pick up is spotty, and winter salting of streets is minimal! Problem isn’t the bad economy! The problem is all departments’ overhiring of city employees, police, firemen thru nepotism, poltical paybacks and past/present city councils doing nothing to cut the deficit! They just announced no layoffs in 2010, and will borrow $27 million! They caved in to the

FOP/Firemen’s strong arm unions, (police get a 2 percent raise Jan.1), which adds to the deficit). Next year by their coward actions, taxpayers will be forced to pay a tax increase in order to keep the non caring above elitist happy!” Bugaboo2 “You mean you actually cut spending when revenues are down? Has anyone contacted Washington about this approach? As a country we’ve been living beyond our means for decades, and the lesson still hasn’t been learned. We’re all in for a rude awakening when we realize this socialistic utopia the left has promised won’t work here anymore than it has in France, China or Russia.” billvor ‘Billvor, you need to check some facts. For the last decade this country was run by the right and China is doing quite well. FWIW, China is considered a communist state, France is a republic and Russia is a federation. The last time we had a budget surplus was under the ‘leftist-socialist’ Bill Clinton. Go figure.” CincyTom “For once these municipalities must deal with problems that the private sector has dealt with all the time. The solution is simple. Layoffs, pay cuts, benefit cuts and going non-union are possible solutions. But most will chose to discontinue vital services that harm the people in order to extort more money in the form of higher taxes.” FriendlyRider ‘Why is it that Blue Ash was able to secure some of the $1,000,000,000,000.00 ‘stimulus’ to repave parts of Reed Hartman, but we are going to forego getting a couple of roads repaved in Springfield Township? With that much money being spent by the feds there should be a front loader doing work on every street corner.” just2comment


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“Problem is that bureaucrats and politicians become comfortable with the status quo. Every program is ‘necessary’ to someone, and officials are reluctant to cut anything, for fear of losing support. It’s easier to whine about being ‘underfunded,’ or to point the finger of blame elsewhere. In many places, voters have yet to elect people who actually would do much to reduce spending. “So the people choose and have chosen the course of inaction, punctuated by ‘emergencies.’ That’s probably best for the politicians, and so it’s likely to continue.” NOTaMajorMarket “I went over the Cincinnati city manager’s budget line by line. I found not only fluff, but plenty of fat, gravy, dessert, frills and glitter. While other cities larger than Cincinnati are cutting out the handouts, city hall fudged a budget to keep the libs happy and in their pockets. The crisis looms closer.” TalkTalk “Yeah, as a result of Clinton, this country is in a mess. Does the palatial housing boom with big SUVs in the driveway ring a bell with you? How about the fuzzy math on mortgages and consumer loans back in Bill’s day, refresh your memory? Pay up time has come and gone. What’s left is a nation barely moving & the politicos in DC pile on more debt. Tax and spend a country’s way out of a fiasco. I guess the thinking is China has more money to put up for financing. Eventually, they’ll be able to buy the U.S. at a fire sale price. And the libs keep blaming Bush & hold Willie harmless.” TalkTalk

Sick penguin harbinger of a healthy future for rest of us A new year is upon us and it is probably safe to say that not many of us are sad to see 2009 draw to a close. We are a nation at war that has serious economic woes, and are facing some critical issues, including healthcare. Despite all of the bleakness, I am optimistic, and it is because of a penguin. Many of you will have read about the penguin at Newport Aquarium that has cancer, and is being treated with the help of donations, including donated rides to and from his treatment clinic in a refrigerated truck.(Newport Aquarium, by the way, is a fine institution, but is for profit.) Why does our sick penguin friend make me optimistic for tomorrow? It’s simple really. You see, I figure if we can come together to help the penguin get over its cancer, surely we can come together to ensure that the most needy in our communities get adequate health care? I know that there must be plenty of people in Northern Kentucky with cancer in desperate need of treatment and financial help, but they did not make the front page of The Enquirer. Not one of them. And yet, I have hope that our penguin friend is a symbol of our caring, deeply, for other living beings, and that we would not deny our fellow

humans the same chance as the penguin. Surely we would not. Our penguin also gives me hope for other reasons. If in these tough ecoBruce Healey nomic times, Community companies can ways to Press guest find squeeze in a free columnist round trip for the penguin in a refrigerated truck to the treatment center, for example, surely things are on the mend. There is hope in this economy because someone cares enough to spend some of the profit on a penguin. There is a profit and so things must be picking up. Someone sees a light at the end of the tunnel. That sick penguin shows me that we are capable of joining hands over something that matters to us. What is my wish for 2010? That we, as a society, join hands to show the world that we are strong; that we are strong enough to care for a penguin, and strong enough to care for our fellow Americans, be they someone poor, someone without healthcare, and especially, our veterans.

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Where is Grandma? 937 seniors enrolled in classes at OLLI “Where are grandma and grandpa?” might just become a familiar refrain. No, they are not in their rocking chair, but actively engaged in a smorgasbord of more than 140 classes offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute for age 50 and older. Grandma might just be tasting wine, planning her next trip, learning about investments or learning about Civil War generals. Grandma and grandpa are taking educationally fun classes through OLLI. What is unique about OLLI is that its members (age 50 and above) take as many classes as desired for a single quarterly membership fee of $80 – not $80 a class, but $80 to pursue the variety offered in more than 100 classes. Whatever grandma and grandpa might want to learn – there is probably a class on that subject. Class categories include specific topics related to history, health. finance, travel, music, art, food and these classes are interactive and fun.


Dr. Dean Moore shows his grandmother’s 100-plus-year-old porcelain platter with a bread and cherry jelly recipe created by his grandmother. The class focused on how our grandparents lived.


Professor Gerri Henderson’s Appalachian Literature and Music class featured an Appalachian band for entertainment. The band leader describes the history of the dulcimer.

What’s an OLLI?

This 20-year-old program was begun at the University of Cincinnati and originally named the Institute for Learning in Retirement. However, due to the series of grants from the Bernard Osher Foundation (currently totaling $1.25 million) the name was changed to OLLI. The moderators are generally individuals who were highly successful in their respective fields or individuals who just had a passion for a particular subject area such as wine, the civil war, etc ... They teach for the sheer love of teaching – no salary involved. The locations of classes are convenient to most areas; Raymond Walters College, Tangeman Center at UC, Adath Israel in Amberley Vilage, the Sycamore Senior Center, Maple Knoll, JosephBeth Bookstore, National Underground Freedom Center, Spring Grove and Voice of America in West Chester.

Moderator sampling

New moderator Jim Dempsey was a supply chain manager with Procter & Gamble and had managed the purchasing activities for Asia. During this time the Northern Kentucky


OLLI members proudly display their doves made in Linda Kegg’s origami class. The origami class lasted eight weeks. resident had traveled extensively throughout the region from Austrailia, to India and including China. When he and his wife retired they had moved to Williamsburg, Va., for the warm weather, four seasons and an ocean. His passion then became the Civil War and he attended classes and visited many of the historical sites. The desire to spend time with grandkids was the pull that brought him back to Cincinnati. Dempsey now teaches a course on Civil War generals: Thomas, Meade and Sheridan for the Union and Longstreet, Johnston and Hood for the Confederacy. In this class, Dempsey uses an actual video clip of Civil War soldiers that met in the 1930s. His Power Point presentations show the generals, their families, homes, monuments, and Civil War sites that he has visited. You will see the actual topography that at times could be a challenge. He uses his laser pointer to demonstrate the fish hook battle plans of the generals

on maps. Biographical information is presented so that the generals will become more than just names in history books. So many of the generals were actually best friends at West Point and now they were to be on opposite sides. While some generals such as Lee had no demerits and were high in class rank, there were other top generals who not only were at the bottom of the academic rankings at West Point, but lead the way in most number of demerits. Another moderator, David Yockey, was a Milford social studies department head, then school board member for eight years and a member of the Great Oaks Board of Directors. Yockey said, “That at 15 years old I was interested in world studies, so I became involved in amateur radio as a way to interact with people in other countries.” His travel interest became a second career passion. Since retirement, he has traveled to more than 65 countries. His top four

most memorable experiences have been: 1, flying around Mount Everest in a small plane; 2, landing in Kalahari Desert in Botswana; 3, seeing the absolutely gorgeous Taj Mahal, and 4, walking into the sobering gas chambers of Auschwitz. “On each trip I try an experiment such as which is the best way to exchange money or call home,” Yockey said. “I teach from practical real life experience.” His class offers best practices for car rentals, travel insurance. European rail travel, insurance, and best prices. Batavia resident Yves Parnes lived most of her life in New York, where she was a nurse practitioner, published in the field of thanatology, and had worked in the very first HMO in Syracuse, N.Y.. Her Cincinnati move at retirement was to be closer to her airline pilot son. Since her involvement in OLLI she has a group of new friends and is a teacher moderator also. Parnes loves to cook and her recipes have been published in Gourmet and McCall’s magazines. Her class, Culinary Capers, emphasizes recipes with a theme such as Christmas morning breakfast, tree trimming party, holiday foods, barbeque, etc ... The class divides the menu and each participant returns with enough for a fun tasting. Classes are fun, very social and informal. There are always special guests to welcome such as Richard Flannigan of Trader Joes,


The Cincinnati Wedding Showcase is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, and Sunday, Jan. 10, at the Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, Sharonville. There are more than 100 vendors of wedding products and services. Admission is $10, $8 advance. Call 891-4701 or visit

Art exhibit

Visionaries and Voices –

North is hosting “The Great Holiday Wrap Up” from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, at Visionaries and Voices North Branch Studio, 225 Northland Blvd., Springdale. It is celebrating art from 2009. Seasonal gifts, cards, ornaments and more by Visionaries and Voices artists are available for purchase. Call 771-2999.

at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, at Bethesda North Hospital, 10500 Montgomery Road, Montgomery. The class includes preverbal communication, earlier speech development, enhanced intellectual development, pictorial dictionary and Signing Safari CD. The cost is $45 per couple. Registration is required. Call 475-4500.

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Book club

Signing Safari, LLC., is hosting the parenting class “More Signing, Less Whining”

The Historical Fiction Book Club of Cincinnati meets from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

who speaks and provides samples to the class. There is a saying that happiness comes from turning a beloved hobby into your profession and Montgomery resident Mary Fruewald has accomplished that fete. Fruewald’s husband’s job as a sales representative for a wine distributor just encouraged that growth. Fruewald joined the American Wine Society and attended conferences for the last eight years. She took three years to complete her training as a wine taster and is now a certified wine judge of the American Wine Society. Participants in her class will learn the varieties of wines such as Caberet, Merlot and Chardonnay. They will gain basic knowledge of how to handle, pour and store wine. Since she was trained in wine tasting, she will demonstrate methods to taste wines. Moderator Arnold Morelli of Mariemont said, “I knew I wanted to be an attorney from the age of 14. I admired Abraham Lincoln, such a humble great man who had very little formal education.” Morelli, son of Italian immigrants, graduated from Harvard Law School. Morelli’s passion was Constitutional Law during his 40year law career. He had worked at the Cincinnati branch of the U.S. Attorneys Office of the Department of Justice and taught law at the Chase College of Law. Morelli teaches a course on his passion, the Constitution, and brings in his other two academic passions of science and history. The class studies the constitution and hears many interesting stories about the history of our nation. Milford resident Kirtland Hobler, a retired surgeon general, who moved to Cincinnati six years ago has taken OLLI classes as well as taught a class concerning “The Evolution of Life on Earth.” Hobler had been teaching medical students in Raleigh, N.C.. Hobler quickly became involved in

Cincinnati activities. He and his wife are members of the Indian Hill Church, and Joanna, a retired social worker, has trained to become a docent at the Cincinnati Art Museum. “Once I discovered OLLI I took as many classes as I could,” Hobler said.

The Wednesday Wows

For those seniors who just want a one-day specialized class, those are most often held at the Sycamore Senior Center. The Cincinnati Museum Center offered a program concerning the digs that happened in the old downtown Cincinnati privies The digs provided much historical insight. There were dishes, animal bones, and historical police uniforms that were found. Research provided the names of the residents at the time and their stories came to life. If a home was bought the deed often stated whether you owned a privy or one had to be shared with neighbors – not the most pleasant thought.


Participants support OLLI as evidenced by attendance and most recently the cookie brigade during the first week of class. Curriculum chair Jim Goyette sent out an e-mail asking OLLI members for cookies for the hospitality table. OLLI participants provided 1,700 cookies, cupcakes and treats. There are various luncheons throughout the year that provide fun, good food and fellowship.

Becoming a part of OLLI

To join, view the class curriculum, and register use the Web site or call 513-556-9186 and ask for a catalog of upcoming classes. Classes fill very quickly and there are many classes that have waiting lists. Winter session is Jan. 19March 12; spring session is April 15 to May 28.

Share your events Go to and click on Share! to get your event into the Loveland Herald. Thursday, Jan. 14, at the Madeira Branch Library, 7200 Miami Ave., Maderia. The Janurary meeting will discuss “War and Peace.” Call 7457003.

Wine tasting

Little Miami River Wines is hosting the After Hours Wine Tasting from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at Little

Miami River Wines, 10490 LovelandMadeira Road, Loveland. Sample five or six wines, each paired with an appetizer. The cost is $30. Reservations are required. Call 677-3333 or e-mail


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Trivia Night, 7:30 p.m. Bar Seventy-One, 8850 Governors Hill Drive. Free. Through April 1. 774-9697; Symmes Township.


Intuitive Development Training, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Whatever Works Wellness Center, 7433 Montgomery Road. Develop psychic skills using tarot cards and spirit artwork. Learn old-fashioned art of tea leaf reading, flame messages and clairvoyantly seeing with inner eyes. Beginners start 6:30 p.m.; advanced, 7 p.m. Ages 21 and up. $10. Reservations required. 791-9428; Silverton. Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Weekly through April 8. Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive. Information on how to get out of debt, cash flow planning, saving, insurance and investment basics, how to achieve your financial goals and other money related topics. With Sandra Faith Hall, Dave Ramsey Certified Counselor. Family friendly. $93 per family. Registration required. 550-3337. Blue Ash.


Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 8255 Spooky Hollow Road. Grassfed Black Angus beef, free-range chicken, produce, lamb, turkey, eggs and honey. 891-4227; Indian Hill. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m. Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road. Market includes organic meat and eggs, seasonal produce and flowers. Closes at dusk. 561-7400; Indian Hill.


Tami Hoag, 7 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Author discusses and signs “Deeper Than Dead.” 396-8960; Norwood.


Brendon Walsh, 8 p.m. $8. Ages 18 and up. Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place. Reservations required, available online. 984-9288; Montgomery.


Codependents Anonymous, 7 p.m. Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 8815 E. Kemper Road. Room 31. Literature discussion group. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous, Inc. Through Dec. 30. 503-4262. Montgomery. F R I D A Y, J A N . 8


Stemming the Tide, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Gallery Salveo at the Health Foundation, 458-6600. Hyde Park. From Moscow to St. Petersburg: A New Collection of Russian Impressionism and Realism, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Phyllis Weston-Annie Bolling Gallery, 321-5200; O’Bryonville. World War I Poster Exhibit, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Jack Wood Gallery, 321-7077; O’Bryonville. Por-ce-la-ne-ous, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Funke Fired Arts, Free. 871-2529; Oakley. Dhani Jones: Senegal, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Country Club, 792-9755. Oakley.


Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227; Indian Hill. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m. Turner Farm, 5617400; Indian Hill.


Casual Wine Tasting, 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike. Pub. Includes music. $5. 697-9705;; Loveland. Casual Wine Tastings, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Little Miami River Wines, 10490 LovelandMadeira Road. Featured wines and light appetizers. Fifty cents per taste. 677-3333; Loveland. After Hours Wine Tasting, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Little Miami River Wines, 10490 Loveland-Madeira Road. Sample five or six wines, each paired with an appetizer. $30. Reservations required. 677-3333; e-mail Loveland.


Health Screenings, 9 a.m.-noon, Owens Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, 7319 Montgomery Road. Blood pressure, weight, foot and spinal screenings. Walk-ins welcome. Free. Appointment requested. 7840084; Silverton.


Sonny’s Solo Blues, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Deer Park Inn, 7228 Blue Ash Road. 791-3178. Deer Park.


Brendon Walsh, 8 p.m. $12. Ages 18 and up. Go Bananas, Reservations required, available online. 984-9288; Montgomery. S A T U R D A Y, J A N . 9


American Girl Fashion Show Model Auditions, 9 a.m.-noon, Kings Toyota, 4700 Fields Ertel Road. Girls ages 4-13. Required to model in one of six shows. Show dates: April 23-25 at Music Hall, Over-the-Rhine. Free. Presented by Aubrey Rose Hollenkamp Children’s Trust Foundation. 728-2680; Deerfield Township.


Amnesty International Group 86 Cincinnati Meeting, 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Panera Bread-Hyde Park Plaza, 3806 Paxton Ave. Discuss current Amnesty actions worldwide, upcoming local and national level events and developing Amnesty’s presence in Greater Cincinnati area. Free. Presented by Amnesty International Cincinnati Group 86. 3005181; Oakley. The Hearing Loss Association of America Southwest Ohio Chapter Open House, 1 p.m. Jewish Hospital, 4777 E. Galbraith Road. Conference Room AB, second floor. Presentations by representatives from Ohio Relay and Sprint CapTel providing information about new phones and services to help those with loss of hearing. Cathy Kooser presents information on The Kooser Program. Free. Presented by Hearing Loss Association Southwest Ohio. 683-5855. Kenwood.


All About Kids Open House, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. All About Kids Childcare and Learning Center, 11210 Montgomery Road. Tours of new 10,000 square foot facility available. Includes refreshments and raffles. Free. 489-5437; Symmes Township.

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Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m. Turner Farm, 5617400; Indian Hill.


Sonny’s Solo Blues, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Guitar Lovers, 7342 Kenwood Road. 793-1456. Sycamore Township.


John Fox, 8 p.m.-midnight, InCahoots, 4110 Hunt Road. Rock and folk music from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Requests taken. 7932600. Blue Ash.


Brendon Walsh, 8 p.m. $12. Ages 21 and up. Go Bananas, Reservations required, available online. 984-9288; Montgomery.


Loveland Castle, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Weather permitting-call ahead. Loveland Castle, 12025 Shore Road. Small-scale, authentic castle. Picnic area. Group tours and special events available. $3. Through March 28. 683-4686; Symmes Township. S U N D A Y, J A N . 1 0

ART EXHIBITS Por-ce-la-ne-ous, noon-4 p.m. Funke Fired Arts, Free. 871-2529; Oakley. BARS/CLUBS

Live Music and Industry Night, 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Apsara Restaurant, 4785 Lake Forest Drive. Includes drink specials for all and 30 percent off starters and sushi for industry employees. Acoustic music by Jeff Hickenlooper begins 6:30 p.m. Through Dec. 26. 554-1040. Blue Ash.


Brendon Walsh, 8 p.m. $8. Ages 18 and up. Go Bananas, Reservations required, available online. 984-9288; Montgomery.


Little Miami River Wines is hosting the After Hours Wine Tasting from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at Little Miami River Wines, 10490 Loveland-Madeira Road, Loveland. Sample five or six wines, each paired with an appetizer. The cost is $30. Reservations are required. Call 677-3333 or e-mail T U E S D A Y, J A N . 1 2


Southwest Ohio Crochet Guild Monthly Meeting, 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Community of Christ Church, 623 Paxton Ave. Promoting heart and soul of crochet for crocheters of all skill levels. $20 annual membership. Presented by Southwest Ohio Crochet Guild. Through March 9. 683-1670; Loveland.


What Parents Should Know about Reading and Comprehension Development, 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Langsford Learning Acceleration Center, 9402 Towne Square Ave. Presentation series for parents and caregivers on reading, comprehension development and current research. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 531-7400. Blue Ash.


Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227; Indian Hill. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m. Turner Farm, 5617400; Indian Hill.


Loveland Castle, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Weather permitting-call ahead. Loveland Castle, $3. 6834686; Symmes Township.


Worship Services, 8 a.m. St. Gertrude Parish, 7630 Shawnee Run Road. Free. 561-5954. Madeira. Worship Services, 8:20 a.m. Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church, 5125 Drake Road. Free. 561-4220. Indian Hill. Worship Services, 8:45 a.m. St. Paul United Methodist Church, 8221 Miami Road. Free. 891-8181. Madeira. Worship Services, 9 a.m. Madeira-Silverwood Presbyterian Church, 8000 Miami Ave. Free. 791-4470. Madeira. Worship Service, 8 a.m. Indian Hill Church, 6000 Drake Road. 561-6805. Indian Hill. Worship Service, 10:45 a.m. Montgomery Assembly of God, 7950 Pfeiffer Road. 7936169. Montgomery.


Foot and Ankle Screening, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road. Grandin Room. Christ Hospital Physical Therapy Center provides screening with brief history and exam to troubleshoot. Free. Registration required. Presented by Christ Hospital. 527-4000; Fairfax. LifeSteps Weight Management Program, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through March 30. TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road. Incorporates current medical research with physical activity and group support. Registered dietitian teaches 12-week program. $295. Registration required. 985-6732; Montgomery.

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Karaoke Night, 9 p.m.-midnight, Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road. Lobby Lounge. 793-4500; Blue Ash. Gravy Karaoke, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Gravy, 1513 Ohio 28, Free. 576-6789. Loveland.


Beth Hoffman, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Barnes & Noble Kenwood, 7800 Montgomery Road. Author discusses and signs “Saving Ceecee Honeycutt.” 794-9440. Kenwood. Jerry Dowling, 7 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Artist discusses, sketches and signs “Drawing Super Wars: The Early Years of Bengal Football in Drawings.” 396-8960; Norwood.


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

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BARS/CLUBS Two of a Kind, 7 p.m.-midnight, Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road. Twopiece band featuring Jay, guitar, and Amy, vocals, presents classics from yesterday and today. Through Dec. 29. 793-4500. Blue Ash. FARMERS MARKET

Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227; Indian Hill. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m. Turner Farm, 5617400; Indian Hill.


Cincinnati Gypsy Jazz Society, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Dilly Cafe, 6818 Wooster Pike. Jamming encouraged. Ages 18 and up. Free. 561-5233. Mariemont.


Pro-Am Night, 8 p.m. Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place. Aspiring comics, amateurs and professionals take the stage. Ages 18 and up. $5. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.


Worship Service, 7 p.m. Montgomery Assembly of God, 793-6169. Montgomery.

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Beginning Art/Painting Class, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Whatever Works Wellness Center, 7433 Montgomery Road. $15. Registration recommended. 791-9428; Silverton.


Hamilton County Republican Women’s Club Meeting, 5 p.m. Guest speaker: Publisher of Charles Foster Kane’s The Whistleblower Newswire, Jim Schifrin. Cash bar available at Southerby’s Pub. National Exemplar, 6880 Wooster Pike. Meeting begins 5:30. $25. Reservations required. Presented by Hamilton County Republican Women’s Club. 383-5586; Mariemont.


Celebrate winter at Holiday Fest The Beach on Ice with ice skating on an outside rink, a toboggan slide, visiting and feeding animals and seeing a miniature train display. The fest is 5-10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8; 3-10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9; and 3-8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10. Visit


Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227; Indian Hill. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m. Turner Farm, 5617400; Indian Hill.


Curious George takes to the stage in “Curious George Live!” from Friday, Jan. 8, through Sunday, Jan. 10, at The Bank of Kentucky Center at Northern Kentucky University. It is the first original musical stage production for Curious George. Performances are 7 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12-$28, with additional fees. For information, call 859-442-2652 or visit For tickets, call 800-745-3000 or visit


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January 6, 2010


New Year resolutions mean time to get up again At the end of every There are two classes of day, a monk quietly people, those who fall and took stock to see where stay down, and those who he failed that day in his fall and get up again. resolution. Whether our fall is away That realization from a diet, from a responsienabled him to get up bility, or from grace; whether and start over with the it is a fall in something minor beginning of a new or major, we all fall occasionFather Lou day. ally. Guntzelman Life is usually a That’s because we’re fallible humans. The important Perspectives series of getting-upagains, especially for thing is that we get up again. Resolutions are genuine successful people. Resolutions are important resolves to get up and try again. They’re necessary for people who because they counteract one of our want to improve their personality major tendencies to seek comfort more than growth. and character. We can find 10 reasons to stay Customarily the beginning of a new year is chosen as an opportu- down for every one to get up. Members of Alcoholics Anonynity to make resolutions. An old monastic custom led mous or former drug addicts willmonks to undertake even a daily, ingly admit that before they personal “examination of con- achieved sobriety they were experts at finding excuses to stay science.”

down. They’d cry, become angry or self-deprecating, and promise to start “next week,” anything but resolve to get up now. They conned themselves and others into thinking they were really making a serious resolution. But inside they just wanted to be let alone so they could stay where they were. Serious resolutions spring from honesty, humility and commitment to a goal. Olympic gold medal winners have a compelling goal in mind long before they have the medal draped around their neck. Fulfilled spouses have a commitment to the goal of a loving relationship long before they celebrate a 50th anniversary. Dieters need to be drawn by a healthy image of themselves standing at the goal-line of selfimprovement.

Making and remaining faithful to good resolutions also has psychological and spiritual advantages. It encourages our inner development, and leads us to a deeper respect for ourselves. We see we have willpower, a sense of discipline, and a commitment to our own good. We realize our life is not as out of control as we first thought, and that we have many options in the ways we move ahead as a person. We feel proud of ourselves when we make and keep resolutions. Ruts are the opposite of resolutions. Remaining in ruts of unhealthy behavior introduces us to mediocrity. We feel so familiar with the thoughts, habits and defenses we’ve formed – even though some of our habits are unhealthy – that we prefer their comfortable security to new growth.

Leaving ruts requires humility to recognize the state into which we gotten ourselves, a willingness to change, and perseverance to figure and find the way out. Poet W.H. Auden writes of the human comfort level found in sameness, and the resistance to growth: We would rather be ruined than changed. We would rather die in our dread Than climb the cross of the present And let our illusions die. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@community or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.

Beware of free trial offers that require S&H fee I’ve repeatedly warned about Web sites that offer free trial offers for just a small shipping and handling fee. Too often, hidden in small print at the bottom of the page it says you will automatically be enrolled in the company’s program unless you cancel within 10 days – and you’ll be charged a high monthly fee for the service. Now the Better Business Bureau, Federal Trade Commission and Visa are also warning about this. The FTC stated, “Free trial marketing can be con-

venient for consumers – if the terms are clearly spelled out beforeh a n d . Howard Ain Legitimate marketers Hey Howard! don’t hide critical information about costs or cancellation policies to get their customers to agree to future changes.” The FTC said some companies even make cancellations or returns difficult for those who do read the fine

print. It noted many of these firms use e-mail or Webbased promotions. Wanda Wade of Southgate was looking for work on the Internet and responded to an ad she saw on a news Web site. She said she thought it looked legitimate. “You were supposed to receive a kit for just paying $1.97 for shipping and handling,” Wade said. That was in early December and as soon as she signed up, giving her personal information and bank debit card number, she received a phone call that made her very leery of the

company. “They called me and immediately tried … to get me to sign up for additional things.” Wade immediately cancelled with the company and so was shocked when, just days later, unauthorized charges starting showing up on her bank statement. The first was for $1.94, but the second was for more than $77 and that caused her bank account to be overdrawn. “They had no right to do that and I have called and

contacted the company. I’ve spoken with eight or nine different people – a lot of foreign people that I can’t understand,” Wade said. “I canceled my card. I have to keep the checking account open. It overdrew my account and I’ve been charged three overdraft fees,” Wade said. I told her to go in person to her bank to file written unauthorized withdrawal statements. She did and now has received all the money back, including the overdraft fees.

Wade said she will now be more wary of these free trial offers and will never put her debit card number on the Internet. “Definitely don’t use a debit card. A credit card is bad enough, but a debit card is worse,” she said. Troubleshooter Howard Ain answers consumer complaints and questions weekdays at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts on WKRC-TV Local 12. You can write to him at Hey Howard, 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

Coat drive exceeds goal The Society of St. Vincent de Paul and WLWT Channel 5 collected 5,124 new and gently used coats during the ninth annual 5 Cares Coat Drive between Oct. 19 and Dec. 4 with the help of partners Gold Star Chili, City Dash, local fire departments and Starr Printing Services, Inc. This year’s total collection surpassed the goal by more than 25 percent. St. Vincent de Paul supplies coats to its own clients, as well as to other agencies that also work directly with those in need. “Thanks to the generous

community support and our corporate partners, we are able to provide coats, to help our neighbors and their children stay warm this winter,” said Liz Carter, executive director of St. Vincent de Paul. “There was this little girl at one of the coat distributions, with the most infectious smile and giggle. She found a shiny purple coat with fur on the collar. When I complimented her, she said she loved it because her mom’s coat is shiny and purple,” she said.

“How blessed we are that we were able to make that happen for her, and other children like her,” said

Carter. This project is made possible by the firefighters and volunteers who collect the coats, transport, sort and distribute the coats, and the generosity of area residents. For more information about donating or getting involved, call St. Vincent de Paul at 562-8841, ext. 225, or visit

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January 6, 2010

‘Queen of Housewares’ talks cookware

I laugh at a title jokingly given to me by customers at Macy’s – “The Queen of Housewares.” I not only demonstrate everything we sell but I also do the training for the region for our employees. That means I get to test all kinds of fun cookware, electrics, cutlery and gadgets. What that also means is I’m a huge advocate for good quality cookware and cutlery. Every year right after the holidays, I’m deluged with questions about cookware and knives. Checking with my other writer colleagues, I’ve found that these two subjects are ones that their readers have lots of inquiries about, too. I suppose it’s because they’re among the best selling houseware gifts and there’s such a huge variety available that it can be really confusing as to what’s good, what’s not, etc. So today I’m going to

address cookware. In a future column, I’ll talk about cutlery.

Rita Material It can

Heikenfeld Rita’s kitchen

be stainless steel, a l u minum, anodized aluminum, copper with a tinned or stainless inside surface, cast iron, cast iron with enameled inside, and nonstick, to name just a few.

Clad stainless steel

On its own, stainless is a poor conductor of heat. That’s why you should always buy a stainless pan with some copper or aluminum in it. The best cookware is “clad” which means it has an aluminum or copper core that is sandwiched, or clad,

between stainless steel. It’s usually called triple-ply. There are two kinds of clad: fully clad like what I just described where the sandwiched core extends from the bottom of the pan all the way up the sides (creating three layers) or bottom clad which have a disk of aluminum or copper, or both, on the bottom only. Both perform well but the fully clad is my choice and the highest quality. You can use metal utensils in these pans.


Look for anodized aluminum which means the pan has been put through a process that changes the aluminum structure to be non-reactive to foods, just like stainless and you can use metal utensils. You get great browning with this cookware.


The best conductor of

heat but expensive and needs maintaining to look good. You also get great browning.

Cast iron

I call this the original nonstick. I use mine every day. The downside is it’s heavy and needs to be seasoned and dried right away after washing. The perk is you get a boost of iron every time you cook with it. Some cast iron pieces, like Le Creuset, have an enameled cooking surface which gives you the benefit of cast iron without the work. Another line of cookware that gives great browning.


A lot of debate about this being a safe cooking surface. Bottom line is that you can still use your nonstick pans as long as they’re not chipped or peeling. The surface is safe with normal use. For complete informa-

tion, log onto about nonstick or check out my video showing all kinds of cookware at

What about browning in nonstick?

Nonstick does not brown as well, for the most part, as regular pans, though there are nonstick pans that offer decent browning. Nonstick is wonderful for eggs, waffles, cheese sandwiches, low fat cooking, sauces, etc. You need no oil in the pan except for flavor, and clean up is a breeze. Unless otherwise stated, use plastic or wooden utensils. Most nonstick is not dishwasher safe, though there are some that can be put in the dishwasher.

To spray or not to spray

I don’t recommend using a pressure type spray, like Pam, on cookware. The

pump units you fill yourself are fine, as is an oiled paper towel. What happens is the Pam-type cooking spray may sometimes bond to the bottom of a pan, creating a yellowish surface that is impossible to wash off. It won’t hurt the pan, but it may disqualify the warranty and may also compromise the nonstick surface.

I want your feedback!

What’s your favorite cookware, and why? Is it an heirloom pan, or a brandspanking new pot that you just had to have? Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Or call 513-2487130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at

Park district part of travel, sport, boat show The Hamilton County Park District is part of the 2010 Travel, Sport and Boat Show at the Duke Energy Convention Center, Jan. 15 through Jan. 17, and Jan. 20 through Jan. 24. As one of Cincinnati’s most popular events, the show is a one-stop shop for those seeking the best in vacation and recreational opportunities. This year, the Hamilton County Park District booth has a camping theme, complete with a makeshift campsite of pine trees, pic-

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Acting Up to host open auditions Acting Up will be holding open auditions for “ Disney’s Mulan Jr.” from 1p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, at the Northern Cincinnati Youth Ballet (836 Reading Road, Mason); or from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, at Mason Intermediate School 45 cafeteria (6307 Mason-Montgomery

Road, Mason). Actors only need to attend one of these sessions. No appointment is needed. Prepare a short monologue and song – together not more than 2 minutes. Dress to dance. Also, bring a completed audition form and recent photo.

“Mulan” will be directed by Dan Docherty; musical direction by Jack Hasty and choreography by Cindy Wilmes. The performances will be April 16,17 and 18 at the Mason High School Theater. For more information and an audition form, see


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nic tables, a fire pit and more. This year’s theme highlights the camping facilities at Miami Whitewater Forest, Woodland Mound and the new campground expansion at Winton Woods, which features eight deluxe luxury cabins, 25 RV back-in sites, 12 RV pull-through sites and a sustainable campground office. Those who stop by the park district booth can climb the 23-foot rock climbing wall for just $2 and visit with park district naturalists


January 6, 2010

Loveland Herald


Officer Dan Tobias helps a child pick out a CD for his mom.



This little girl wanted Officer Zack Hatley’s help picking out makeup for her mom.

Miami Twp. children Shop With A Cop About 90 needy Miami Township children gathered at the Meijer on Ohio 28 Wednesday, Dec. 16, to go Christmas shopping with members of the Miami Township Police Department. Officer Kevin Petrocelli coordinates the annual Shop With A Cop event and said the turnout was larger this year than he remembered it ever being. Each child was paired with a police officer and given $90 to spend. They were allowed to spend $75 on Christmas gifts for family members and $15 on something for themselves.


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Miami Township Police Officer Rob Hirsch helps a boy pick out toys.


Get energy smart at the library Plug into the power of energy efficiency at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Electrifying science demonstrations and handson activities will en-light-en the whole family to Get Energy Smart. Learn how electricity gets into your home, how to safely harness its power, how to save money on energy bills, and more at the library’s family science nights.

These programs will be hosted by Get Energy Smart state coordinator Michelle White, a certified science teacher and owner of Crystal Clear Science. Get Energy Smart is an educational program created by Scholastic and Duke Energy to show students and their families that energy efficiency is easy, and it can be a lot of fun. Interactive Get Energy Smart lessons kits, featuring


Former Cincinnati Enquirer editor Elliot Grossman has launched Ashire Communications, a public relations firm specializing in writing, editing and media relations. Ashire’s clients include non-profit organizations, businesses and schools. Several dozen media outlets – from Cincinnati to Cleveland and Israel to India – have featured Ashire’s clients, including ABC News, The Associated Press, the Canadian Press, the Jerusalem Post, Working Mother and Business Week. Grossman worked as an assistant local news editor at

the Enquirer and Cincinnati.Com before opening Ashire, which is based in M i a m i Grossman Township. Previously, he reported for daily newspapers in Pennsylvania and New York, winning more than 30 state and national journalism awards. In addition, Grossman has taught in the Department of Communication Arts at Xavier University and at the State University of New York at New Paltz. For more information, visit

characters from The Magic School Bus book series, are being distributed to schools in Duke Energy service areas in the following five states: North Carolina, Ohio, Kentucky, South Carolina and Indiana. Local Family Science Nights are: • At 2 p.m. Saturday Feb. 20, at the Anderson Branch Library, 7450 State Road; 369-6030.

• At 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, at the Oakley Branch Library, 4033 Gilmore Ave.; 369-6038. • At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, at the Mount Washington Branch Library, 2049 Beechmont Ave.; 369-6033. For more information about Get Energy Smart, contact White at

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Athenaeum of Ohio

The Athenaeum Chorale, under the direction of music director Anthony DiCello, will present Vespers for the Baptism of the Lord at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10. The vespers will be in the Chapel of St. Gregory the Great at the Athenaeum of Ohio-Mount St. Mary’s Seminary. The vespers will feature Biery’s The Waters of Life; the 15th Century carol, Verbum Caro, and Gardiner’s Tomorrow Shall My Dancing Day. The Rev. Earl Fernandes, dean of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, will preside. The Athenaeum Lecture series continues Wednesday, Jan. 13, with the Rev. Guy Mansini, OSB STD, who will give the LeBlond Lecture “In persona Christi and the Legacy of the Second Vatican Council.” Father Mansini’s lecture will recount some of the quite extraordinary and mostly unknown history of the composition of Lumen gentium 21 and Presbyterorum ordinis 2 and the quite unexpected consequence of these texts for priestly identity. The lecture will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Bartlett Pastoral Center on the Athenaeum campus. It is free and open to the public. The address is 6616 Beechmont Ave., Mount Washington; 2312223.

Brecon United Methodist Church

Sunday Worship Services are 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. with Adult Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Children’s Church is during the 10:45 a.m. hour. All guests and visitors are welcome. The church is at 7388 East Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 4897021.

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

A new Knitting Group will meet at 1:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month (Jan. 7 and 21). Knitters of all skill levels are invited to join. Bring your own project or use their supplies. Kids Morning Out is from 9 a.m. to

noon every Monday through Thursday. It is open to children 6 months-kindergarten. The cost is $10 for one child and $15 for families of two or more. “Robotics” is the theme of the Adventurer’s meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13. Dr. Ernie Hall, Professor of Robotics, School of Engineering at UC will present the program. Dinner reservations can be made by Monday, Jan. 11, at 791-3142 or just attend the program at 6 p.m. The Moms Group will meet from from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19; and from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 25. All moms are invited. Family Lego Night is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9. Bring your Legos and a favorite dessert. Prizes will be given for each Biblical creation. Childcare is provided for those too little to participate. Senior Men’s Fellowship meets at 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday for lunch at the church. Bring your lunch; coffee is provided, and no reservations are necessary. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 791-3142;

Connections Christian Church

The church has contemporary worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 7421 East Galbraith Road, Madeira; 791-8348.

Epiphany United Methodist Church

Worship times are: Contemporary worship at 5 p.m. Saturdays, contemporary worship at 9 a.m. Sundays and traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. The church will host DivorceCare at 7 p.m. Wednesday evenings beginning Jan. 20. If you have, or are going through a divorce, this class, led by Tom Kyle and April Office, offers hope and healing. Make your reservation by contacting Pastor Lisa, 677-9866. ext. 202. The church is starting a new message series beginning the weekend of Jan. 9 and Jan. 10. Building a satisfying marriage that can

LEGAL NOTICE The following legislation was passed by Loveland City Council at their December 15, 2009 meeting:

Good Shepherd (E LCA)

7701 Kenwood Rd.


(across from Kenwood Towne Centre) Saturday night at 5:00 and Sunday morning at 8:00, 9:00, 9:30 & 11:00am Pastors: Larry Donner, Pat Badkey, Jesse Abbott


101 South Lebanon Rd. Loveland, OH 45140 683-4244 Lead Pastor Jonathan Eilert Pastor Grant Eckhart Saturday Service 5:00pm Sunday Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00am Sunday School 9:30am

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 "Faith and Science: Genesis-Galileo- Darwin")

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

year.” In 2009, the county appropriation for the service was $216,893. In 2008, the appropriation was $248,173. Humphrey told Wright the county’s highest priorities in the extension service operations were 4-H and agricultural services.



County officials are hoping to put to rest rumors about drastic cuts to the OSU Extension Service. Stephen Wright, regional director for the extension service, told the county commissioners during a

conference call he had been receiving calls from residents concerned county funding would be cut to zero in 2010. Commissioner Ed Humphrey told Wright that $175,000 has been committed to the extension service for 2010, which was “a little down from last

PRESBYTERIAN (USA) LOVELAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH A Loving, Praying, Caring Church Join us for Sunday Services Worship Service........................10:00am Church School............................11:15am CONNECT Youth Service.............6-8pm Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities 360 Robin Ave. (off Oak St.), Loveland OH



4309 Cooper Rd. At Reed Hartman Hwy 791-1153 • Rev. Michael Brewer, Pastor • 9:00 AM Sunday School for all ages • 10:30 AM Worship Nursery Care Provided Fellowship Hour following Worship Service

MADEIRA SILVERWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8000 Miami Ave. 791-4470 Contemporary Worship 9:00 am

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Traditional Worship 11:15 am Child Care available at all times

Montgomery Presbyterian Church 9994 Zig Zag Road Mongtomery, Ohio 45242

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2009-77 An ordinance amending Chapter 155 of the Loveland Code of Ordinances to provide for fringe benefits and working conditions and other special provisions for permanent full-time, non-union employees of the City of Loveland. 2009-78 An ordinance amending the salary ceilings and position classifications of non-union City employees for 2010 by three percent. 2009-79 An ordinance delegating authority to make declarations of official intent and allocations with respect to reimbursements of temporary advances during 2009 and 2010 made for capital expenditures for capital improvements in the City to be made from subsequent borrowings. 2009-80 An ordinance to make revisions to appropriations for expenditures of the City of Loveland, State of Ohio, during the fiscal year ending December 31, 2009. 2009-81 An ordinance setting forth and authorizing appropriations for the 2010 fiscal year. 2009-82 A resolution as to incompatible land uses and zoning buffer - property proposed to be annexed to the City of Loveland, Ohio, from Hamilton Township, Warren County. 2009-83 A resolution setting forth services that will be provided by the City of Loveland to the residents of real property located in Hamilton Township, Warren County if such area is annexed to the City of Loveland, and stating an approximate date by which such services will be available if annexed. 2009-84 A resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute a settlement agreement and release with William R. Taphorn. Misty Cheshire, Clerk of Council City of Loveland The above listed legislation is available for inspection at the City Manager’s office, 120 West Loveland Avenue, Loveland, Ohio during normal office hours. 1001529029

NOTICE TO BIDDERS STATE OF OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Columbus, Ohio Office of Contracts Legal Copy Num ber: 100041 Sealed proposals will be accepted from pre-qualified bidders at the ODOT Office of Contracts until 10:00 a.m. on January 28, 2010. Project 100041 is located in Clermont County, SR-13226.28 and is a BRIDGE REPLACEMENT (1 BRIDGE) project. The date set for completion of this work shall be as set forth in the bidding proposal. Plans and Specifications are on file in the Department of Transportation. 1001527171 NOTICE OF SYMMES TOWNSHIP ZONING COMMISSION Notice is hereby given that the Zoning Commission of Symmes Township, Hamilton County, Ohio, will hear Symmes #95-01, Waterstone (Pier One sign alteration), at its meeting scheduled for January 20, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. The Zoning Commission will review for approval a minor modification to the Final Development Plan to amend the approved signage plan to alter the sign plan for the ground mounted identification sign that fronts Fields Ertel Road. This meeting will be held at the Township Administra tion Building, 9323 Union Cemetery Road. Information is on file and open for public inspection. Carol A. Sims Zoning Secretary 937435/100159416

go the distance is no easy task. Sometimes you need some help to either save your marriage or to take your most important human relationship to the next level. The new series, “Marriage 911,” may be the help you’re looking for. It will cover issues such as the purpose of marriage, faithfulness in marriage, spirituality in marriage, etc. This may be the best gift you can give your spouse and yourself. Services are at 5 p.m. Saturdays and 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Childcare at all services. The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 6779866.

Faith Christian Fellowship Church

Rock Church ministry for seventh through 12th grade meets the third Saturday of each month 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Features DJ, dancing, games, prizes and concessions. The church is at 6800 School St., Newtown; 271-8442.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

The church is hosting Scrapbooking from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. nearly every third Monday. Free childcare is provided. You must register by 5 p.m. Friday before the Monday event. For more information, call the church at 891-1700. The dates are: Jan. 25, Feb. 22, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 7, July 19 and Aug. 16. The church is at 7701 Kenwood Road, Kenwood; 891-1700.

Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church

The church is offering weekly adult Sunday school classes and monthly mid-week contemplative services and labyrinth walks. Visit for dates, times and locations. Nursery care for infants is provided each Sunday from 8:15 to 11:45 a.m. The church is at 1345 Grace Ave.; 871-1345.

Kenwood Fellowship Church

The church has a new contemporary worship service from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays. The services will feature contemporary worship music in a relaxed atmosphere with biblical teaching that will resonate with the fast-paced lifestyles that many of us find ourselves in today. The church is at 7205 Kenwood Road; 891-9768.

Loveland Presbyterian Church

All youth groups now meet at 6 p.m. every Sunday night beginning with supper, a short worship service and group sessions. The church is at 360 Robin Ave., Loveland; 683-2525;

Loveland United Methodist

The new service times are 8:30 to 9:20 a.m. for the Traditional Service, 9:40 to 10:40 a.m. for the Contemporary Service and Sunday School and 11 a.m. to noon for the Blended Service and Sunday School. Join the United Methodist Women from 9:45 a.m. to 11 a.m. the first Thursday morning of each month for UMW, a time of fellowship, devotion and ministry at LUMC. The purpose of the UMW is “to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through

Commissioner Scott Croswell told Wright he had been hearing reports that if extension service funding was reduced, the first thing to be cut would be 4-H. Wright assured the commissioners the extension service had no plans to reduce 4-H programs in the Clermont County.

About religion

Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. E-mail announcements to m, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. Mail to: Loveland Herald, Attention: Teasha O’Connell, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, OH 45140. Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.” The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-1738.

Mount Washington Presbyterian Church

Sunday morning services are the 9:30 a.m. Morning Glory service and the 11 a.m. traditional worship service. The church is at 6474 Beechmont Ave.; 231-2650,

New Church of Montgomery

The church conducts worship at 10:30 a.m., Sundays and Divine Providence Study Group the first four Sundays of the month from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The church is located at 9035 E. Kemper Road, Montgomery; 4899572.

River Hills Christian Church

Thriving Moms is a group for moms of infants through high school students; meets weekly to receive encouragement and instruction, make friends and have fun; held 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 5830371. The church is at 6300 Price Road, Loveland; 677-7600.

St. Paul Community United Methodist Church

St. Paul Church services are 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. for Traditional Worship and 9:30 a.m. for Contemporary Worship with Praise Band. Childcare is provided for all services. The church is at 8221 Miami Road, Madeira; 891-8181;

Sharonville United Methodist Church

Sharonville United Methodist Church has services; 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. are traditional worship format, and the 9:30 a.m. service is contemporary. SUMC welcomes all visitors and guests to attend any of its services or special events. The church is at 3751 Creek Road, Sharonville; 563-0117.

Truelight Missionary Baptist Church

The church offers services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays, and 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Pastor is Chris Mobley. The church is at 4311 Eastern Ave., Columbia Tusculum; 256-0132.

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Clermont County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Clermont County Auditor Linda L. Fraley. Hamilton County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate.

800 Quailwoods Drive: Cornett Ralph E. Tr & Julie A. Mills Tr to Snow Kyle R.; $187,000.


6429 Airdrie Court, Stacey & David Fuller to Jason & Angela Smart, 0.3000 acre, $275,000. 5819 Ashby Court, Julie & Stephen Warren to Philip Shamoun, $85,000. 6148 Court Side Place, Michael & Elaine Enders to Thomas & Debbie Duke, 0.2950 acre, $575,000. 1052 David Court, John Adamson to Karla & Harvey Worley Jr., $128,500. 1051 David Court, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Elliott & Constance Watkins, $122,600. 1073 Hayward Circle, Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC. to Albert & Shirley Crawford, 0.3338 acre, $160,695. 5318 Oakcrest, White Farm Dev. LLC. to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC., 0.2938 acre, $34,000. 6856 Paxton Road, James & Kimberly Johnson, et al. to Union Savings Bank, 2.6300 acre, $220,000. 6678 Sandy Shores, Douglas & Patricia Liberta to Daniel & Patricia Ratterman, 0.4590 acre, $554,000. 6612 Stableford Drive, Steven & Kristina Lape to Gibson & Judy Peters, 0.8360 acre, $540,000. 6256 Sweet Briar Court, Joan Neal, trustee to Steven & Mary Ann Mittermeier, 0.4900 acre, $183,000. 5409 Timber Trail Place, White Farm Dev. LLC. to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC., 0.2930 acre, $28,500. 5577 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill Road, Wesley & Sue Brauch to Thomas Christie & Bethany Brown, 0.6500 acre, $110,000.

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Hopewell Road: Crockett David A. & Juanita to Speed Alicia Raye; $147,274. Loveland Trace Court: Mckinney Developers LLC to Robert Lucke Homes Inc.; $100,000. 10294 Plantation Pointe Drive: Plantation Pointe LLC to Fischer Single Family; $75,000. 10297 Plantation Pointe Drive: Plantation Pointe LLC to Fischer Single Family; $75,000. 10401 Gateway Drive: Eilers Kenneth G. & Janice L. to K. & T. Homes Ltd.; $180,000. 10437 Gateway Drive: Levine Charles F. & Beverly S. to Meier Steven M.; $275,000. 10534 Tanagerhills Drive: Begley Kevin H. & Maureen E. to Remedy Home Buyers LLC; $328,000. 10534 Tanagerhills Drive: Remedy Home Buyers LLC to Velasquez Nicole; $355,000. 10534 Tanagerhills Drive: Begley Kevin H. & Maureen E. to Remedy Home Buyers LLC; $328,000. 10534 Tanagerhills Drive: Remedy Home Buyers LLC to Velasquez Nicole; $355,000. 11716 Lebanon Road: Vance Joyce L. Tr to Wilmes James W. Tr; $162,850.



About obituaries

Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge. Call 248-7134 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details. Ragle; wives, Nancy (nee Gibson) Ragle and Flora (nee Kombrinck) Ragle; and siblings, Marie and Helen. Services were Dec. 29 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home,






About police reports

No reports this week.

MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Lisa Frye, 42, 6952 Goshen Road, unauthorized use, Dec. 15. Cameron R. Walters, 32, 866 Wards Corner, domestic violence, Dec. 16. Juvenile, 14, underage consumption, domestic violence, Dec. 17. Gregg V. Baurichter, 61, 934 Ohio 28 C-8, murder, Dec. 17. Richard C. Minton, 20, 5473 Dry Run, underage consumption, Dec. 21. Michael G. Lilly, 45, 5337 Galley Hill, marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia, Dec. 18. David R. Porterfield, 54, 1360 Finch Lane, domestic violence, Dec. 18. Juvenile, 17, underage possession of liquor, Dec. 19. Jason Fussnecker, 24, 183 Lakeshore, assault, domestic violence, Dec. 20. Kenneth Vogel, 46, 6164 Branch Hill Guinea, criminal damage, domestic violence, Dec. 20.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Student was assaulted at Live Oaks at Buckwheat Road, Dec. 15.

Assault, domestic violence At Ohio 28, Dec. 20.


Weed eater and trimmer taken; $500 at 6157 Branch Hill Guinea, Dec. 18.


Playstation, games, etc. taken; $350 at 483 Branch Hill Loveland, Dec. 19. Playstation, TV, etc. taken; $2,100 at 6355 Branch Hill Guinea, Dec. 20.

Criminal mischief

Tires flattened on vehicle at 1280 Ronnie Lane, Dec. 19.

The Community Press 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. Dan Reid, 683-3444.

Criminal simulation

Two counterfeit $20 bills passed at Circle K at Ohio 28, Dec. 19. Counterfeit $20 bill passed at United Dairy Farmers at Ohio 50, Dec. 19.

Defrauding a livery

Taxi service not paid; $46.80 at Halter Lane, Dec. 16.

Domestic violence

At Wards Corner, Dec. 16. At Finch Lane, Dec. 18. At Branch Hill Guinea, Dec. 20.

Miamiville Road, Dec. 10. I-Pod taken from locker at Milford High at 1 Eagles Way, Dec. 16. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $30 at Branch Hill Guinea, Dec. 16. Merchandise taken form Meijer; $61 at Ohio 28, Dec. 16. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $270 at Ohio 28, Dec. 19. Credit card taken while victim was at Meijer at Ohio 28, Dec. 18. Gasoline not paid for at B. P.; $10 at Ohio 131, Dec. 19. Moped, top to vehicle, GPS, etc. taken at on Grist Mill, etc., Dec. 19. Gasoline not paid for at Thornton’s; $25 at Ohio 28, Dec. 19. GPS unit taken from vehicle at 6022 Grist Mill, Dec. 19.

Unauthorized use

1998 Ford taken from Mt. Repose Tavern at Ohio 28, Dec. 15.

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Loveland. Memorials to: Full Gospel Assembly, 11850 Lebanon Road, Loveland, OH 45140.

At Hickorybark Drive, Dec. 17.


Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

Saddles of unknown value taken from

Norman Francis Stewart Sr.

Norman Francis Stewart Sr., 52, of Loveland died Dec. 24. Survived by mother, Shirley Ann (nee Hay) Stewart; children, Shannon Renee (BJ) Cross, Norman Stewart Jr., Danielle Stewart, Kevin Stewart and Jennifer (Blake) Hipsher; grandchildren, Taylor Ross, Logan Cross, Kiera Hipsher, Mason Cross and Peyton Stewart; siblings, John Stewart Jr., Mike Stewart,


Apartment entered, laptop valued at $1,400 taken at 8915 Harper’s Point Drive, Dec. 15.

Identity theft

Man reported someone used his American Express number online to buy phones valued at $764.98 at online, Dec. 16.


Man armed with BB gun entered and robbed Taco Bell at 9067 Fields Ertel Road, Dec. 13.

Vehicle window broken, purse containing identification, cash and credit cards taken at Golden Corral at 12090 Mason Road, Dec. 11. $39.13 in gas pumped and not paid for at Speedway at 10440 Loveland-Madeira Road, Dec. 8. Check taken from mailbox at 9427 E. Kemper Road, Dec. 11.

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Female stated ID used with no authorization at 785 Andrea, Dec. 11.


At 934 Ohio 28, Dec. 17.


1999 Ford taken; $15,000 at 1323 Ohio 28, Dec. 15. Steel reinforcements taken at 874 Ohio 28, Dec. 15. Laptop computer taken from residence; $1,000 at 1417 Finch Lane, Dec. 15. Rolls of pennies passed as dimes at National City Bank at Loveland

Gary Stewart, Pam Hutchinson, Polly Soares, Frank Schulz and Robin Seitz; and fiancee, Cathie Turner. Preceded in death by Stewart father, John Carl Stewart; and step-father, Frank Schulz. Services were Dec. 29 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Loveland. Memorials to: Greater Loveland Historical Society, 201 Riverside Drive, Loveland, OH 45140.

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Underage consumption, domestic violence


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William Delbert Ragle, 80, of Loveland died Dec. 25. Survived by children, William M. Ragle, Pamela (Ron) Hoffmann, Terrie Jackson, Carrie (Rob) King and Eddie Flynn; 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Barbara Parmley, George Ragle and Ragle James Ragle. Preceded in death by father, George Ragle; mother, Ida Mae (nee Dick)


DEATHS William Delbert Ragle

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January 6, 2010

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