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Officer reunites dad, daughter By Jeanne Houck

For the first time in more than 31 years, Donna Whalen celebrated the holidays with her biological father – thanks to a Loveland police officer. Whalen, who lives in the Colerain area, said she tried unsuccessfully to find her father at a Loveland address she had for him and decided to go to the Loveland police station Nov. 11 to file a missing person’s report. Officer Kyle Bibelhausen told Whalen the situation didn’t qualify as a missing person case. But, “He told me that he would be willing to take the initiative and do a little research of his own and see if he could assist in finding my dad,” Whalen said. “(Bibelhausen) warned me that he could not provide me with any

information about (my dad), but he said he would be happy to pass my contact information on to him if he could locate him. “About 30 Bibelhausen minutes after leaving the police station I got a call from my father,” Whalen said. “I had not heard or seen him in more than 31 years, and all of the sudden my life changed because (Bibelhausen) went above and beyond what his job requirements were and helped a stranger.” Said Bibelhausen: “Why did I take the extra steps? Simply put, because I could. “Mrs. Whalen had come to us for help after she had already put a lot of time and effort in finding her father,” Bibelhausen said.

“About 30 minutes after leaving the police station I got a call from my father. I had not heard or seen him in more than 31 years, and all of the sudden my life changed because (Bibelhausen) went above and beyond what his job requirements were and helped a stranger.” Donna Whalen “She needed help with the last piece of the puzzle. She had come so far on her own and I knew that I had the ability to put that last piece together for her. “To be honest, my part in this didn’t take a whole lot of time or

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A ‘Paranormal’ girl

The box office smash hit horror film of 2009, “Paranormal Activity” helped boost the acting career of Loveland native Ashley Palmer. Now Palmer is trying to help boost the acting dreams of 14year-old Tabatha Wesseler, who attends Leaves of Learning School in Loveland. SEE LIFE, B1

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Symmes Township Trustee Jodie Leis, left, and her family talk with fellow Trustee Phil Beck, far right, before Leis was sworn in as trustee at the Jan. 6 meeting.

Beck to lead Symmes trustees By Amanda Hopkins

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You could call the Sugar Bowl trip a sweet experience for 11 St. Columban School Cheerleaders, their families and coach, but it was anything but easy in the Big Easy. SEE SCHOOLS, A6

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Ellie Iaciofano didn’t miss a single game. But her absence was felt. A senior guard on the Loveland High School girls’ basketball team, Iaciofano played in a soccer tournament during winter break, causing her to miss some time on the hardwood. SEE STORY, A8

Phil Beck was nominated as the new trustee president for Symmes Township in 2010 at the Jan. 6 meeting. The position was previously held by Ken Bryant, who was sworn in for his second four-year term on the board of trustees. Bryant will also serve as trustee vice president. Newly elected trustee Jodie Leis was also sworn in at the meeting by her father, Hamilton County Sheriff Simon Leis. Jodie Leis previously served on the Board of Trustees from 2000 to 2005. Leis thanked voters during the meeting for her second opportunity to serve as trustee. “I’m humbled and honored to do this,” Leis said. All three trustee salaries will remain at $20,568. During the organizational portion of the meeting, Beck was

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effort, but it did help out in making several people’s lives change for the better,” Bibelhausen said. Loveland Police Chief Tim Sabransky said Bibelhausen’s actions are a testament to the caliber of officers working for the Loveland Police Division. “This is just one example of the many times an officer goes above and beyond to help folks who have nowhere else to turn,” Sabransky said. “I am proud of Officer Bibelhausen and all members of the Loveland Police Division who truly embody service to the community.” Whalen said reuniting with her biological father has led to renewed bonds with an aunt, uncle and cousins. “This reunion has been so much better than I would have ever imagined,” Whalen said.


The Jan. 5 Symmes Township Board of Trustees meeting, during which Jodie Leis was sworn in, will be replayed on Time Warner Cable channel 15 at these times: Thursday, Jan. 14, 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 18, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, 10 a.m. appointed as the board representative to the Consortium of Large Ohio Urban Townships and on the Hamilton County Township Association. Bryant will be the board representative to ICRCTV and the ADHOC Community Reinvestment Are committee. Leis will represent the board on the ADHOC Park committee, the Hamilton County Planning Partnership and on the Hamilton County General Health District Advisory Council. Fiscal Officer John Borchers will continue board representation on





Symmes Township Trustee Ken Bryant stands with his wife, Jean, as he is sworn in by Fiscal Officer John Borchers. the finance committee. Township administrator Gerald Beckman will serve on the Tax Incentive Review Council. Road Superintendent Bill Pittman will be the township representative to Hamilton County Township Road Superintendents Association.

The Miami Township Service Department has set up shop in its new 14,000-square-foot facility. The department has moved its shared facility with the police department at 5900 McPicken Road to the building at 6007 Meijer Drive. Township trustees approved the purchase of the $600,000 building as well as an adjacent 11-acre, $300,000 parcel of land in July. The property was owned The by Milford department Rental Property and Milford Soil has moved & Aggregate Serits shared vices and will be facility with paid for over the next 15 years. the police The police department department will use the old servat 5900 ice department McPicken space, but not Road to the until work is completed on the building at new building, 6007 Meijer said township Drive. Administrator Larry Fronk. “Based on the budget, the chief does have some money set aside for architectural and renovation fees for the old service department, but work cannot begin there until the service department is moved,” Fronk said. Miami Township Trustee Mary Makley Wolff said she was impressed with the progress of the move. “I’ve been pleasantly surprised because sometimes these types of projects can get delayed and this one isn’t.”


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The Clermont County Jail, built to hold 512 inmates, will be able to house less that half of that this year because of cuts in the corrections staff. The tight county budget has forced Sheriff A.J. Rodenberg to cut five corrections officers, effective Dec. 31. This will mean the jail will have to close 40 beds, bringing jail capacity down from 288 to 248. State law requires that jails have adequate staffing, or they must turn prisoners away. Because the Clermont County Jail already is at capacity, many newly sentenced prisoners are either put on probation or put a waiting list to serve their time. “It’s not a pleasant situation for the criminal justice system,” Rodenberg said. This situation causes problems for judges, who lose the flexibility to send convicted criminals straight to jail. Municipal Court Judge James Shriver said he is concerned about the loss of jail beds. “I’m extremely concerned we will find ourselves in the position to not be able to sentence prisoners immediately to incarceration,” Shriver said. “I believe we will find ourselves in a situation with an ever-growing waiting list.” Putting inmates on probation will put additional strain on probation officers.

BRIEFLY Schultz leads trustees

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Shriver said someone placed on probation would have no incentive to comply with the Rodenberg terms of probation or remain out of trouble, knowing there was a great likelihood he would not be Shriver sent to jail. The only solution, Shriver said, is for the county commissioners “to fund the sheriff with adequate resources to operate the jail.” County Commissioner Ed Humphrey said that if the economy turns around, the county may been able to rehire corrections officers, but for now, the budget is flat. Humphrey said law enforcement would be “at the top of the list” once economic conditions improve. Rodenberg said the latest cuts follow the loss of four corrections officers in 2009 because of budget cuts. A number of officers also have retired or left the department and not been replaced during the past several years. The corrections staff has fallen from a high of 94 officers several years ago to 68 after the latest cuts, Rodenberg said. A labor contract between the county and corrections officers required a six per-

Volunteers soften blow of jail layoffs

Clermont County Sheriff A.J. Rodenberg was preparing to tell five correction officers they would lose their jobs Dec. 31 when he learned that five volunteers had agreed to be laid off instead. The layoffs were to be based on those with the least seniority, but when the five volunteers stepped forward, and the union agreed to the arrangement, those originally scheduled to lose their jobs were spared. “That’s something you don’t see happen too often,” Rodenberg said. Rodenberg said he doesn’t know the motivations for all the volunteers, but understands some are interested in going back to school or pursuing other career options or were simply in a better position financially than those being involuntarily laid off. The sheriff said if any positions open up at the jail in the future, those who took the voluntary layoffs would be first in line to be recalled. cent pay increase for the officers this year. But because there was no more money available, the only way to balance the budget was to cut people, Rodenberg said. The sheriff hopes he won’t have to lay off any more officers in the future. “It’s not a good situation,” he said “I fear it’s going to be a while before the economy gets back on track.”

Miami Twp. negotiating land sale to park district By Mary Dannemiller

The Miami Township trustees have agreed to enter into negotiations to sell about 18 acres of land to the Clermont County Park District. The land is part of an 34acre property at 2228 U.S. 50. Miami Township purchased the entire 34-acres for $413,079 in 1994 and expects to receive about $95,000 from the park district for the 18-acre parcel. “The part of the land we’re selling is the part closest to the East Fork of the Little Miami River,” said Assistant Township Administrator Jeff Wright. “Part of the land we’re selling is in the floodway and the rest is in the floodplain. What that means is


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the land we’re retaining is the most valuable and would hold the most use in the future if we had funding to develop a park there or use the land for some other purpose. The land we’re selling is closest to the river so that’s why it holds the least amount of value.” Clermont County Park District Director Chris Clingman said the land was being purchased with a Water Resource Restoration Sponsor Program Grant, which is administered by the Ohio EPA. The Miami Township purchase is just one of the land parcels Clingman hopes to buy with the $1.8 million grant to help keep the East Fork of the Little Miami River clean. “The goal of the program is to help preserve the corridor along the East Fork of the Little Miami River,” Clingman said. “What has been found is that over time the water quality in rivers and streams are affected by several things, whether it’s people dumping things in the river or run-off from storms. We have some other property that we’ve been looking at along the East Fork.” If the sale continues to move forward, Clingman said the property might be lightly developed for recreational use, but will mostly be used to protect the river. “The deed restrictions we place on the property will allow it to stay in its rested state, but also will allow for some natural surface hiking trails and things to be put on the property,” Clingman said.

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What will you do with the free time now that you are not in office? “I will be playing more tennis and traveling. I hope to continue to be part of the great community that makes up Symmes Township.” What will you not miss about being a Symmes trustee? “I cannot think of anything that I will not miss about being a trustee. I have enjoyed serving the residents and helping to bring position change to this area. I will miss the township employees and being active in township events.”

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You have been a Symmes Township trustee for 12 years. What has been the most memorable experience as an elected official? “The April 1999 tornado. During this period of time, it was amazing how everyone (from individuals to businesses and other communities) were willing to help Symmes Township and its residents. People just showed up to pitch in and help. The township has the Blong Memorial Park to remember this time.”

Milford City Council member Bryan Hawkins has thrown his name into the hat to be the Republican choice for congress. Hawkins will be running against incumbent Jean Schmidt in the May primary election. If he wins, Hawkins will be the Republican candidate in the 2nd District’s race for a seat on the U.S. House of Representatives. “After almost a year of this ill-fated attempt at socialism our country is going through, I feel the stakes are too high for us to trust our future to an incumbent,” Hawkins said. “I’m running for Congress because I’m not willing to sit back and hope Congress will come to its senses. I feel we need to be proactive.” Hawkins has a master’s degree in public administration with an undergraduate degree in political science. He has served on Milford’s city council for two years and has helped with numerous political campaigns. As a lawyer, Hawkins has practiced mostly civil law including probate work, labor and employment law. He also has worked in the domestic violence field. “His mediation background enables him to see all sides, not just his own. I

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think he’ll be a very good leader,” said David Hunter, former Milford mayor and friend of Hawkins. “He’s always talked about wanting to be in public service and I think it would be a good fit.” A father of two and a step-father of two, Hawkins and his wife have decided that, if he’s elected, the family will travel with him to Washington D.C. “My wife and I have talked about this and prayed about it for a long time. If this is a successful campaign, my family is going to travel with me. My wife is a school teacher, so she would homeschool,” Hawkins said. “I’m not going to sacrifice my kids future by not having the family together.” It’s his family mentality

and connection to the people in the 2nd District that Hawkins thinks will make him a good congressman. “I understand the needs and the challenges people, especially in this area, are dealing with and what people are going through day in and day out,” Hawkins said. “I will listen to the citizens of the 2nd District and make sure they are informed.” “What I will bring to this district is true leadership,” Hawkins said. When it comes to the issues, Hawkins is a fiscal social conservative and he believes in a small government. He feels the country needs to be selective about global conflicts and that protecting American soil is a number one priority. He also favors reducing taxes and keeping the government out of health care. Hawkins will continue to serve on Milford’s council throughout 2010. Should he be elected to congress next November, Hawkins will resign from council. “For the next year, I’ll be here serving on council. That is my priority. What we’re doing (in the city) is too good of work to let that slip,” Hawkins said. For more information about Hawkins or to volunteer to help with his campaign, visit

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Adele Noyes, left, and Norma Drodge, both of Milford, toast to 2010 at the Clermont Senior Services New Year’s Party Wednesday, Dec. 30, at the Miami Township Civic Center.


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The Clermont County Grand Jury issued indictments Wednesday, Nov. 18, for 18year-old Miami Township resident William McOsker for five counts of burglary, one count of tampering with evidence, eight counts of theft, two counts of receiving stolen property and three counts of criminal damaging. The offenses occurred between Oct. 18 and Nov. 13. During this time McOsker, 756 Wards Corner Road, Loveland, allegedly entered open garages and stole items such as bicycles and personal items from vehicles within the garages, said Miami Township Police Chief Steve Bailey. McOsker also entered unlocked and locked vehicles parked outside of residences

to steal items. On Nov. 13, McOsker was seen entering a garage and was followed to an apartment in Loveland by a concerned citizen. As a result Miami Township officers located McOsker. Miami Township detectives interviewed McOsker, who subsequently admitted to the offenses. As a result of this investigation several pieces of property were recovered and returned to the victims and 14 cases were closed. McOsker was indicted by the Greene County Grand Jury for two counts of receiving stolen property. He was also arraigned in Hamilton County for one count of burglary.


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The St. Columban cheerleader squad at the Super Dome for the Sugar Bowl, from left: Anne Marie Misiti, Mariah Sampsel, Ashley Gray, Carmen Carigan, Tiffany Elmore, Ally Hensley, Alexa Niceley, Abby Wilson, Rachel Treinen, Carly Divo and Rachel Weber.

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Sugar Bowl sweet, but not easy for St. Columban cheerleaders By Chuck Gibson

You could call the Sugar Bowl trip a sweet experience for 11 St. Columban School Cheerleaders, their families and coach, but it was anything but easy in the Big Easy. “It was difficult,” said Brenda Elmore, who has been the coach at St. Columban the last four years. “We went straight from hotel check-in to rehearsal from 7 p.m. to 10 pm.” A last minute change in choreographers, from Shane Sparks to the award-winning Dave Scott, meant the 300 dancers from around the country, including the St. Columban girls, had to start from scratch when they arrived Dec. 30. Early morning rehearsal

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and 12 hours to 14 hours of dancing a new routine followed on New Year’s Eve day. “They were back up at 5 a.m. on game day and rehearsed four more hours at the Super Dome before taking a break for lunch,” Elmore said. “I told them it would be hard; that they might even want to cry.” They had to be back in the stadium by 4:30 p.m. New Year’s Day even though game time was not until 8:30 p.m. Despite 25 years of dance experience and

taking the McNicholas High School dance squad to the Orange Bowl last year, it was Elmore who started to cry this year. “Walking into the stadium on game day, I started to cry,” she said. “I was just overwhelmed; they handled themselves with such respect and dignity. I am so them proud of them.” With nine members from St. Columban school and two from Ursuline, (both St. Columban graduates), they were the youngest team there. The St. Columban girls joined more than 300 high school-aged dancers from places like Texas, Iowa, Missouri, Florida, Georgia Alabama and Louisiana on stage in front of 80,000 fans. They were the only dance squad from Ohio. “We prayed for the people of

New Orleans,” Elmore said. “And we prayed for St. Columban. It was a long day. By the time we got back to our rooms after the game, it was 1 a.m.; almost a 24hour day.” It wasn’t all work. Driving in, they passed by some of the devastation from Hurricane Katrina. They stayed in the Warehouse District near the French Quarter and saw thousands of Bearcat fans all around. They ate out and went to a New Year’s Eve party. “We went to a New Year’s Eve party at Mardi Gras World.,” said Tiffany Elmore, 13, a member of the St. Columban cheer squad. “We saw about 500 different Mardi Gras floats. It was crazy and overwhelming.” She talked about seeing some of the poor people. She told about

helping them out, but having fun too. On Saturday they had a dance convention. It was a rare opportunity to meet great choreographers and learn new dance routines from Dave Scott and a choreographer who worked with Michael Jackson. “It was amazing,” Tiffany said. “It was crazy hard work, but fun. It went by quick. I learned to trust, to try hard and to have fun.” The Bowl Games of America has already extended an invitation for Brenda Elmore to bring her team back again. Despite being disappointed for the Bearcats loss in the game, Elmore said it was a great experience for the girls and their family members too. “It expanded their horizons,” she said. “It helped them grow.”



Fighting cancer with fundraisers

Moeller High School is celebrating its success in fighting cancer. In October, the school raised more than $4,500 in four days, with the varsity football players selling T-shirts for the Homecoming football game and the school’s Houses competing in a penny war. The money raised was divided between the Bubba Hoctor Fund at Fifth Third Bank and Cancer Free Kids. From left is Moeller athletic director Barry Borman, Rose Eckhoff from Cancer Free Kids, Moeller football captain Jeff Aubin, Kim Hauck of Moeller athletics and Dan Dever of Moeller Pastoral Ministry.

Several Seven Hills School seniors were recently recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program. They are, first row from left, Samantha Bergman, Kathleen Mathieu, Shirley Yan, Sara Schonfeld, Sarah Kloepper, Ainsley McWilliams, Danny Korn; second row, Elizabeth Verchoor, Nancy Cohen, Josh Wang , Hope Brown, Brandon Williams, Walker Schiff, Josh Tiao, Michael Bi; third row, Quinn Schweier, Aaron Ransohoff-Engle, Gilbert Pasquale, Bryan Romaine, Josh Dunaway, Corey Williams, Britt Cyr, Daniel Yu and Robby Woodworth. Not pictured, Emilio Fernandez.

Seniors receive National Merit recognition Seventeen Seven Hills School seniors, 22 percent of the class, have qualified as semifinalists in the 2010 National Merit Scholarship Program. This is the highest percentage of semifinalists among Greater Cincinnati schools. In addition to the 17 semifinalists, five seniors were named National Merit Commended students, bringing the percentage of the class to receive National Merit recognition to 28 percent. National Merit semifinalists are Michael Bi of Mason, Britt Cyr of East Walnut Hills, Josh Dunaway of Anderson, Sarah Kloepper of Loveland, Danny Korn of Hyde Park, Ainsley McWilliams of East

Walnut Hills, Aaron RansohoffEnglert of Clifton, Bryan Romaine of Maineville, Walker Schiff of Hyde Park, Sara Schonfeld of Glendale, Quinn Schweier of Mariemont, Josh Tiao of Hyde Park, Josh Wang of Mason, Henry Warrington of East Walnut Hills, Robby Woodworth of Hyde Park, Shirley Yan of Anderson and Daniel Yu of Mason. Seniors who were named as National Merit Commended students are Samantha Bergman of Blue Ash, Nancy Cohen of Hyde Park, Emilio Fernandez of Indian Hill, Gilbert Pasquale of Kenwood Hills and Elizabeth Verschoor of Montgomery.


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St. Columban third-graders performed the musical “The Best Christmas Present Ever” Dec. 2 and Dec. 3 at the school. The musical is about a teacher who plans a birthday party for Jesus.

St. Columban Q & A session

Jo Rhoten, principal of St. Columban, and Mary Ann Ellerbrock, assistant principal, will be hosting an informal question and answer session for parents of prospective kindergarten and first-grade students at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, in the cafeteria. If you have any questions for Rhoten, you can submit them to scmomsconnec- This is a great way to hear more about the school and get all of your questions answered, even the ones you didn't think to ask. Moms Connection will again be providing childcare upon request. Please contact Kristine: St. Columban is at 896 Oakland Road in Loveland and the cafeteria is on the lower level, east side of the building.

In the National Hispanic Recognition Program, Kathleen Mathieu of West Chester was named a scholar and Emilio Fernandez of Indian Hill received Honorable Mention. In the National Achievement Scholarship Program, seniors Hope Brown of Roselawn, Brandon Williams of Madisonville and Corey Williams of North Avondale were named Outstanding Participants. Students qualify for recognition in the National Merit, National Achievement and National Hispanic Scholarship Programs with their scores on the PSAT/NMSQT.

COLLEGE CORNER Dean’s list: Two Loveland students have been named to the 2009 fall semester dean’s list at Marietta College. Ryan Cahall, a graduate of Loveland High School, is majoring in health science. Jacqueline Hartle, a graduate of Cincinnati Country Day School, is majoring in advertising and public relations.


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January 13, 2010


UC Clermont’s popularity, enrollment continue to rise By Kellie Geist


A group of nursing students at the UC Clermont enjoy their lunch break. The Clermont campus offers the first two years of nursing classes at their lower price and then hosts a main campus program for the third and fourth years. campus’ bachelor degree programs and McDonough said the college is working on offering their own bachelors degrees. McDonough said the faculty is what makes UC Clermont really special. “Our faculty is different from the faculty at a lot of other colleges because our faculty come to UC Clermont to teach,” he said. “If you go to teach at the main campus, you have to be

researcher first. That’s not what we’re about.” Part of UC Clermont’s appeal also includes smaller class sizes (average of about 20 to 25 students in each classroom,) student assistance and intervention (both in the classroom and through the learning center,) and accessibility. “My mom lives out here, so it’s close to home ... (UC Clermont) also was cheaper and easier for me to get into,” said freshman early education major Brooke Bare. “I plan on staying two years here and then transferring to the main campus ... So far, everything has been pretty good.” While UC Clermont has a number of athletic programs and clubs, students also

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Twenty years ago, UC Clermont College had about 1,400 students and wasn’t always seen as the most credible option. But as the school year gets underway, things have changed. “Back then, we wouldn’t have been invited to, say, a McNick college night, but that has really changed,” said Mae Hanna, community relations director. The enrollment at UC Clermont has more than doubled since 1990 and grew 15 percent from 2008 to 2009. The college now serves 3,711 students, many of whom are from Clermont County. “I think it’s a coming of age ... We’ve been totally accepted by the community as an outstanding place to go and we’re significantly less costly than most of the other options,” said former UC Clermont Dean James McDonough, who recently retired. “That, combined with the fact that we are UC and the growth of our programs, makes this a great place to start a college career.” McDonough said he thinks the 15-percent jump

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This week in basketball

• Loveland High School girls beat Harrison High School 58-45, Jan. 4. Abby McIver was the top-scorer for Loveland with 13 points. Loveland’s Mollie Kuramoto scored two points; Ali Dee scored one three-pointer; Ariel Fischer scored one; Presley Benzinger scored eight, including two threepointers; Katelyn Tracy scored seven, including one three-pointer; Ellie Iaciofano scored eight; Rachel Baker scored two; Emily Holzderber scored 12 and Erin Randall scored two points. • Loveland girls beat Winton Woods High School 4736, Jan. 6. McIver was the top-scorer for Loveland with 20 points, including two three-pointers. Loveland’s Mollie Kuramoto scored two points, Ali Dee scored three, Ariel Fischer scored two, Ellie Iaciofano scored 12, Rachel Baker scored three and Emily Holzderber scored seven points. • Moeller High School boys beat Purcell Marian High School 83-32, Jan. 5. Moeller’s Alex Barlow scored 11 points, including one three-pointer; Josh Morelock scored eight, including two three-pointers; Ben Galemmo scored one three-pointer; Cody Wacker scored four; Alex Voss scored 11; Marc Gallenstein scored 11, including three 3-pointers; Tony Sabato scored three points; Shaquille Jinks scored four; Pat Crace scored two; Hayden Frey scored two; Charlie Byers scored 10; Kyle Sauerland scored four and Griffin McKenzie scored 10 points. • Ursuline Academy girls beat McAuley High School 59-50, Jan. 5. Desirae Ball was the top-scorer for Ursuline with 18 points, including one three-pointer. Ursuline’s Maggie Allard scored six points, including one threepointer; Morgan Donovan scored eight; Murphy O’Neill scored 15; Ellie Greiner scored eight; Brigid McCuen scored two and Rebecca Lang scored two points.

This week in ice hockey

• Moeller High School boys tied with Thomas Worthington 2-2, Jan. 2. Moeller’s Korst and P. Gunza both scored one point each. Moeller is 11.6.2 with the tie.

This week in swimming

• Ursuline Academy girls won the Larry Lyons Invitational with a score of 292 at Sycamore, Jan. 2. Sycamore was eighth with a score of 84. Ursuline won the 200-meter freestyle relay in 1:40.61. Ursuline’s Breann McDowell won the 200-meter freestyle in 1:56.12. Sycamore’s Alex Norris won the 200-meter individual medley in 2:08.10. • Moeller High School boys beat Oak Hills High School 67-34, Jan. 5. Moeller won the 200-meter medley relay in 1:46.10, and the 400meter freestyle relay in 3.26.03. Moeller’s Foos won the 200-meter freestyle in 1:56.98; Harry Hamiter won the 200-meter individual medley in 2:11.99; Kevin Schwab won the 100-meter flystroke in 55.54; Logan Hammerstein won the 100-meter freestyle in 50.76; Christian Josephson won the 500-meter freestyle in 5:06.05; Hamiter won the 100-meter backstroke in 58.55 and Matt Hobler won the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:07.46.

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Iaciofano, McIver lead Lady Tigers

By Tony Meale

Boys lose to Harrison

Ellie Iaciofano didn’t miss a single game. But her absence was felt. A senior guard on the Loveland High School girls’ basketball team, Iaciofano played in a soccer tournament during winter break, causing her to miss some time on the hardwood. “Practice was different without her,” Loveland head basketball coach Ashley Brothers said. “She’s the heart of the team.” She’s also one of the most complete players in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye division. Iaciofano, who will play soccer at Tennessee Tech University, is sixth in the league in scoring (12.1 points per game), first in rebounding (9.4) and assists (4.5), second in blocks (1.4) and fifth in steals (2.6). “She’s such a good

Loveland High School senior forward Tony Hamann scored six points in a 45-42 loss at Harrison, Jan. 5. It was a season-low for Hamann, who has been one of the top players in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference this season. He is second in the FAVCBuckeye in scoring (17.6 points per game), third in rebounding (8.4) and first in field-goal percentage (68.8 percent). The Tigers (1-5), have also been led by sophomore guard Andrew Claybourn, who is averaging 7.6 points per game and leads the league in assists with 4.0 handouts per contest. leader,” Brothers said. “She gets after it on defense and does a little bit of everything all over the court. We go at her speed.” Iaciofano, who has scored double-digits in six of eight games this season,

has provided the Tigers with some much-needed consistency. Loveland began the year with three straight wins over McNicholas, Glen Este and Little Miami with an average margin of victory of more than 15 points. What followed, however, were three straight losses to Anderson, Ursuline and Harrison, all three of which are ranked in the top 10 in the city. “Anderson and Ursuline are really good teams,” Brothers said. “I don’t think we should’ve lost the first time to Harrison.” And her players showed why. After downing Talawanda by 20 on Dec. 23, Loveland started the new year off right with a 5845 win at Harrison Jan. 4. Leading Loveland that day was senior forward Abby McIver, who scored 13 points, grabbed six boards and dished out four assists.

McIver has performed well in the post all season; she is second in the FAVCBuckeye in scoring (14.3 points per game) and sixth in rebounding (7.3). She scored a season-high 22 points in a 56-44 win at Glen Este Dec. 5 and has two double-doubles on the year. “Abby’s just a solid player; we can always count on her,” Brothers said. “She does it quietly. She doesn’t do anything with flash. She’s just a very solid player.” Also contributing for Loveland are senior center Emily Holzderber (6.5 points and 5.0 rebounds per game), senior guard Mollie Kuramoto (4.6 points and 1.9 assists) and junior guard Presley Benzinger (3.9 points and 1.3 rebounds). “Emily’s stepped up and has done a nice job in the back of our pressure,” Brothers said. Loveland (6-3, 3-2) is

currently third in the conference standings behind Anderson (6-2, 4-0) and Harrison (8-2, 4-1). “Our goal was to win the FAVC,” Brothers said. “Now we’re going to need some help, though. We’re going to need someone to beat Anderson.” Brothers wants her to team to improve its halfcourt defense and consistently hold opponents under 40 points – a goal the Tigers accomplished for the first time this season after a 4736 win over Winton Woods Jan. 6. They had, however, come close on numerous occasions; the Tigers have allowed between 42 and 47 points in seven of nine games this year. Loveland now prepares for conference rematches with Glen Este on Jan. 20 and Anderson on Jan 23. “I really think we’re about to go on a run,” Brothers said.

Moeller basketball finding answers By Mark Chalifoux

There were plenty of questions surrounding the Moeller basketball team after the Crusaders graduated a talented class in 2009. The Crusaders have started answering most of those questions early in the season, as Moeller opened the year 8-1. “I’m pleased. I think we’re about where we anticipated being,” head coach Carl Kremer said. The Crusaders played in a holiday tournament in Atlanta that was a good team building trip, Kremer said. “For a high school team to get to travel and spend time together is good,” he said. “Nothing but basketball for four or five days makes us a better team. Sometimes, though, these trips can be draining so we are careful to avoid a letdown after the break.” The Crusaders didn’t have much of a let-down as Moeller defeated Purcell 8332 and, in a big win for Moeller, La Salle. The Crusaders downed the Lancers 49-47 Jan. 8 as guard Charlie Byers hit a late shot to put Moeller up for good. Byers had 22 points against La Salle. Moeller’s only loss was an overtime loss in the Christmas tournament. Moeller played with a less-than-healhty Griffin


Moeller’s Griffin McKenzie looks for an opening in the La Salle defense.

Moeller’s only loss was an overtime loss in the Christmas tournament.


Moeller forward Jon Ward takes a free throw at the end of the half against La Salle. McKenzie, who sprained an ankle early in the tournament. Moeller did have an impressive 67-55 win over St. Joseph’s from New Jersey in Atlanta. The Crusaders rallied from a 19-0 deficit to

win by 12. Byers, a junior, has been the leading scorer for Moeller, averaging 15.1 points. Griffin McKenzie is averaging 9.3 points and a team-best 6.5 rebounds per

game. Sophomore guard Ben Galemmo has been a pleasant surprise for the Crusaders, as the guard has been averaging 9.1 points per game and shooting over 50 percent from three-point range. “He’s really shooting the ball well and is having a really good year off the bench,” Kremer said. “Alex Barlow has been very good

overall as well.” Barlow is second on the team in rebounding and leads the team in assists with 3.9 per game. He also leads the team in steals. Kremer was concerned about playing a small lineup along with McKenzie and so far, it’s worked for Moeller. “Alex Barlow plays so big and Shaquille Jinks, a forward, rebounds well and plays big, and he can guard big guys,” Kremer said. “We’re getting by, but we haven’t really played a big team yet.”

Defensive-minded CHCA finds success By Tony Meale

If you like defense, Ronnie Grandison is your guy. Grandison, a standout at the University of New Orleans in the 1980s and a former NBA player, has brought a defense-first philosophy to the Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy girls’ basketball team. “We’ve been good at understanding what we want to do and how we want to do it,” Grandison said. “We wanted to know how to stop people first.” The Eagles (7-2, 3-0) have

found their answer. They’ve allowed more than 40 points in a game just once this season and have held opponents to 21 points or fewer three times. CHCA opened the season with a 40-32 loss at Fenwick. “We played a good team with a good coach, and we were learning a new system and didn’t know what and how to play,” Grandison said. But what followed were seven straight wins, including victories over Seven Hills, Cincinnati Christian, Summit Country Day, “It’s been a pretty solid effort all

across the board,” Grandison said. “No one is averaging more than eight or nine points, and it seems like every night someone steps up and gets it done for us.” CHCA has been led by a trio of seniors – guard Hannah Lambert, forward Erin Lloyd and center Taylor Dixon. “They’ve been great just understanding the game and knowing how to play,” Grandison said. The Eagles have also gotten contributions from junior guard Alex Jeffers and sophomore forwards Morgan Prescott and Jamie Prop.

Freshmen Megan Williams and Emily Taylor have also been in the mix. “The challenge with this team is size and depth since we don’t have a lot of players,” Grandison said. CHCA had its seven-game winning streak snapped with a 43-36 loss at Kings. “We were a little sluggish,” Grandison said. “We’ve got to get better at executing. We’ve struggled putting the ball in the basket, and that’s the No. 1 thing we need to do better.” The Eagles host CCD on Jan. 9 and Cincinnati Christian Jan. 20.

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January 13, 2010

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Loveland JV girls win 3 in row Harrison 52, Loveland 48 – Loveland JV Tigers traveled to Harrison Tuesday, Jan. 5, losing a heartbreaker to the Wildcats, 5248, in double overtime. The Tigers were down 24-12 at halftime when they started to pick-up the scoring in the beginning of the third quarter with backto-back threes by Jon Trelor and Ryne Terry. Continuing to play hard throughout the game, as they have all season, Loveland closed out the third quarter on a mini run to cut the lead to 10 heading into the fourth quarter. The fourth quarter began with the Tigers in a fullcourt press, which produced a turnover, bookended by 2 baskets which cut the Wildcat lead to 5. After the teams traded a couple of baskets the Tigers closed in on the lead with another mini run and sent the game into overtime tied at 43 with a game tying basket by Jeremy Sears. The Tigers took the lead to begin the first extra period on a steal by Trelor who then fed Austin Stahl, who was fouled while scoring and converted a three-point play to put the Tigers ahead 46-43. A basket by Harrison cut the lead to one and a free throw later by the Wildcats sent the game into a second overtime knotted at 46. The Tigers went cold from that point on scoring only a single basket by Austin Stahl in the final period. Loveland was led in scoring by Austin Stahl with 12, Ryne Terry and Jon Trelor each had 8, Anthony Wolfram and Jarron Talbot scored 6 a piece, Jeremy Sears 5, Bryson McGillis 2 and Bryce Plitt 1. With the loss Loveland falls to 0-3 in the conference, 0-6 overall.

Winton Woods 47, Loveland 29 – Loveland JV Tigers hosted Winton Woods Friday

evening, Jan. 8, losing to the Warriors 47-29. The Tigers did their best to keep up with the deeper, more athletic Warriors who were able to dictate a fast-pace game that they rode to victory. Loveland was led in scoring by Jeremy Sears with 10, Jarron Talbot had 8, Ryne Terry 5, Jon Trelor, Eric Bryant and Austin Stahl each had 2. With the loss Loveland falls to 0-4 in the conference, 0-7 overall.

Girls’ JV basketball

Loveland 50, Talawanda 38 – The Lady Tigers junior varsity ripped off 50 points in a Dec. 23 meeting with Talawanda High School. The Tigers were led by Ariel Fisher who hustled her way to a game-high 17 point outburst. Other Tigers among the scoring were Leah Alford with 11, Allie Suder 10, Katie Swaine 9, Ashley Frees 2, and Taylor Hoffman with 1 point.


Football rocks

The All Saints/St. Vincent sixth-grade Rocks football team completes a perfect season with an 18 to 0 win over St. Bart’s/St. Vivian’s for the Division II city CYO championship. The majority of the players have played together since third grade and the players really put together a terrific season going undefeated, 11-0. With a stellar season on both sides of the ball, the Rocks’ offense and defense was clicking on all cylinders. In front, from left, are Team Mascot Kelsey, Adam Kenkel (Loveland), Sean Prophit (Montgomery), Noah Davis (Blue Ash), Evan Kamp (West Chester), Drew Henke (Blue Ash), Danny MacVeigh (Batavia), Jordan Sambrookes of Montgomery, Colin Smith (West Chester); in middle are Tyler Stagge (Kenwood), Nick Byrnes (Montgomery), Nick Heidel (Indian Hill), Patrick Mullinger (Blue Ash), Stephen Ray (Maderia), Alec Hoelker (Blue Ash), Jacob Thiemann (Loveland), Coach Terry Byrnes (Montgomery), Coach Chuck Thiemann (Loveland); in back are Coach Steve Mullinger (Blue Ash), Coach Tim MacVeigh (Batavia), Cameron Gorsline (Glen Este), John Griga (Montgmery), Coach John Honebrink (Mongtomery), Johnny Honebrink (Montgomery), Coach Jeff Heidel (Indian Hill), Tyler Church (West Chester), Michael McCuen (Montgomery), Coach Tom Griga (Montgomery), Brian Johnston (Sharonville), Coach Mike Smith (West Chester).


Loveland 32, Harrison 29 – Revenge was on the mind of the Lady Tigers JVers on Jan. 4 as they visited Harrison, who two weeks earlier defeated the Tigers in overtime. In a closely contested match the Tigers won by three points. Leading the Way for the Tigers was Allie Suder with 10 points followed by Ariel Fisher with 9 points. The rest of the Tiger scoring was rounded out by Leah Alford with 5, Katie Swaine with 4, Ashley Frees with 2 and Jill Elfers with 2 points. Loveland 34, Winton Woods 14 – The Lady Tiger junior varsity upped their record to 3-2 in the FACV Buckeye division with a victory over Winton Woods on Jan. 6. Allie Suder and Ariel Fisher each scored 10 points. Leah Alford had 8, Katie Swaine had 4, and Jordyn Jackson tossed in two points for the Tigers.

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Elite blue

The Warren County United U-15 Girls’ Blue team celebrates winning the Elite Copa Division of the CASL College Showcase tournament in Raleigh, N.C. The girls went undefeated, scoring 10 goals and only giving up one. In front are Ashley Woolpert, Sami Rutowski, Paige Jones, Christina Murr, Brooke Weber of Loveland, Ariel Fischer of Loveland. In second row are Jami Pfeifer, Brieh Walker, Morgan York, Andi Felix, Demi Moses, Kayla Byrnside of Milford, Jennifer Williams and Cassidy Copeland. Coaches are Mike Tucker and Johns Moses, not pictured Dave Langner.

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Park District. For a more complete workout, try one of six Parcours fitness trails which combine a walk in the park with an array of exerJim Rahtz cise stations. If you’re Community felling adventurPress guest ous, try our first columnist official mountain bike trail in Hamilton County. As the weather warms, a round of golf or a cruise in a pedal boat or rowboat can be great exercise as well. You can also join one of our softball, soccer or sand volleyball

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New Hope Baptist Church is celebrating 15 years in Loveland. How has the church benefitted the community? No responses. 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? “No! All it will do is humiliate innocent people.” E.S. “Absolutely. It reduces judgement calls by screeners/profilers over who will be patted down and increases security.” R.S.H. “It might help, but it seems that no matter how ‘secure’ we’re told the airports are, someone always manages to get through. “Personally I wouldn’t object to being scanned if it would prevent one more attempt at terrorism, no matter how remote.” R.L.H. “To my knowledge, since Sept. 11, 2001, there have been two reports of passengers successfully smuggling explosive devices aboard airliners. To subject millions of travelers to such scrutiny is overkill. If the additional delays don’t drive customers away, the cost of the scanners and staff to man them might be the straw that breaks the financial backs of airlines.” R.V. “Yes, body scanners would improve airline security, but an approach that is not politically correct would improve it a lot more. All non-white travelers, especially males, who cannot speak English or who speak it with a foreign accent should be subjected to extra screening, including the full body scan, pat downs, etc. “To subject white, 80-year-old grandmothers who speak with an American accent to such procedures is ludicrous. All one has to do is to look at the identity of the vast majority of suicide bombers. Let’s get serious about this before more Americans are killed.” T.W.H. “As a retired airline employee with experience in both domestic and international operations at numerous U.S. airports, I’m thor-

Next question Do you think the proposed Loveland downtown revitalization will be completed? When? What have been the biggest accomplishments and biggest failures during the first year of the Obama Administration? 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. oughly convinced that, even if there were no TSA or other security personnel or machines, the impact on air terrorism and/or hijacking would be nil. All attempts at airport security to date are essentially feel-good measures that have little, if any, impact on actual passenger/aircraft safety. “Any system can be foiled and any truly dedicated miscreant can penetrate any system. TSA employees perform their assignments splendidly; unfortunately their existence is superfluous to the mission. Considering the billions of cumulative wasted hours standing in security lines, the cost of equipment and the phenomenal TSA labor costs, we would be well advised to eliminate this unnecessary rights infringement altogether. “Armed flight crews and a vastly increased air marshall force would be a much better approach to the problem. Never knowing who is watching what would be a much more effective deterrent. Shoes, liquids, underwear, etc ... ; what’s next in this well-meaning but wholly reactive system?” B.G. “Don’t laugh, but consider this method for doing thorough screening of passengers on airplanes. Have a special room for disrobing, separated by sex and private, and provide a cheap pair of scrubs, included in the price of the ticket, for each passenger. Passengers who are aware of this screening procedure could come dressed appropriately, so they can put their previously worn clothing into a cheap duffel bag which can then be checked by security and stored on the plane. “Considering what we are trying to protect against, this would be a small price for passengers to pay; and think of all the avoided stress of not having to worry about what to wear to look good!” B.B.

leagues or grab your friends and head to one of the Frisbee disc golf courses for some fun. Have you been meaning to spend more time with loved ones? There are countless activities to enjoy together. Fishing and camping are wonderful ways to create the kinds of memories that bond families together. The kids will love to spend the day at the playground, or the wetplays in the summer, and visit the friendly animals at Parky’s Farm. The Park District also offers picnicking at reservable shelters or at any of the open picnic sites throughout the parks. If you’re looking for something more formal, the parks offer beautiful full-service banquet centers

9p4 about for any occasion. If you’re looking for a new interest or hobby, consider the wide variety of nature-related programming lead by naturalists that are both educational and entertaining. Or, you can learn other skills by taking classes in kayaking, canoeing or horseback riding. If your resolution is to save money, then these activities make even more sense as they are low

or no cost and can help stretch your entertainment dollar. A 2010 motor vehicle permit is still only $5, and if you live in Hamilton County that cost can be returned in the form of a gift certificate to use at nearly all park facilities. For more details about all of these Hamilton County Park District activities and great ways to improve your new year, visit us on the Web at Have a great 2010, and don’t forget to take advantage of all the opportunities awaiting you right here at the Hamilton County Park District, where it’s Great Outdoors! This could be your year to keep those resolutions! Jim Rahtz is the deputy director of the Hamilton County Park District.

Winter watch for seniors Like it or not, winter’s on the way. Cincinnati Area Senior Services (CASS) encourages senior citizens to plan now so that you’ll be prepared and safe during the cold temperatures and winter storms. These tips can help you get through – and even enjoy – the winter months. • Have the furnace checked and cleaned and the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms changed. During the winter, keep your furnace set no lower than 65 degrees to avoid hypothermia and frozen pipes. • Use portable space heaters safely. Unplug them when you aren’t using them. Do not use extension cords; portable heaters should be plugged into an outlet. Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from a space heater. Purchase heaters that shut off automatically. • Plan for power outages and those times when the weather makes it difficult to get out. Have a battery-powered radio, flashlight and extra batteries. Keep a supply of water and dried and canned foods on hand, along with a manual can opener. Have some extra food and water available for your pets. • If a senior is homebound

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and unable to cook, they may be eligible for meals-onwheels to provide a daily meal. The visit from the delivery driver is an Tracey additional check Collins that you are Community safe. CASS is area’s largest Press guest the provider of columnist home-delivered meals. Contact CASS at 513-721-4330 for information about this service. • Keep an extra supply of medicine on hand. If you use medical equipment, arrange for a back-up power source with your medical supply company. • Extra blankets and warm clothes are a necessity. When you go outside, dress warmly, in layers. Wear the appropriate kind shoes or boots and keep your hands, ears, nose and feet covered to avoid frostbite. A scarf over your mouth will warm the air you are breathing into your lungs. • Set up a “buddy” system with someone who can check on you and help you if necessary. • Consider getting a personal emergency alarm system such as Lifeline that can summon help if you can’t get to a phone. • If you rely on home health care or personal care assistants, have a back-up plan in the event your worker is unable to get to your home. • Prevent “cabin-fever” with puzzles, craft projects, handheld games, books and movies for those days when you are aren’t able to leave home. • When the weather permits, get out and socialize with friends and relatives. Senior Centers provide a variety of social, recreational and health and wellness activities. Many serve lunch and most provide transportation to and from the centers. Check out what your neighborhood center has to offer.

Tips to help seniors weather the winter storms

Winter storms and cold weather can be challenging and even dangerous for senior citizens. In addition to what everyone should do to stay safe, seniors may need extra help. Check on elderly family, friends and neighbors to make sure they are safe at home. Here are some tips for helping senior citizens through a winter storm: • Check-in daily. Encourage them to contact you if they need help. • Check the furnace. Seniors are vulnerable to hypothermia. Make sure furnaces are working and set to 65 degrees or higher. • Clear sidewalks, steps and driveways of snow and ice. Clear any handrails as well. • Ensure space heaters are used with caution. • Never use an extension cord – plug them into an outlet. • Unplug when not in use. • Keep anything that can burn – especially curtains – at least three feet away. • If power goes out, ensure they have flashlights, blankets, plenty of food and water. • Offer to drive seniors. Volunteer to drive seniors to appointments, the grocery or to pick-up prescriptions. • Bring in newspapers and mail. • Check batteries. Ensure there are working batteries in the smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector. Seniors who plan for whatever winter might bring will be ready. There are many community resources for seniors who want to remain independent and in their own homes. For more information on resources and services for seniors, contact CASS, 513-721-4330, or the Council on Aging, 513-721-1025, Tracey Collins is executive director of Cincinnati Area Senior Services. For more information about CASS, visit or call 513721-4330.

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“To be honest, my part in this didn’t take a whole lot “I was kind of scared, because I didn’t know if she of time or effort, but it did help out in making several would be nice. thought she might be all ‘I’m a star.’ people’s lives change for the better.” She was so nice.” Kyle Bibelhausen Loveland police officer. See Story, A1

Tabatha Wesseler Loveland resident. See Story, B1

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Bret Henninger of the Hamilton County Park District, left, presents Jim Davis with the Stewart Welsh Award.

Springdale man honored for park cleanup By Kelly McBride Reddy

When he’s not working as a Whitewater Township firefighter, Jim Davis often can be found hiking or in his kayak. When he’s hiking or boating, he always brings along a trash bag to fill with litter he finds along the way. “I spend most of my warm days on the water,” Davis said of his time spent in the kayak on Winton Lake, among others. About three summers ago, the Springdale resident noticed that he was passing litter floating on the water or washed up on shore. “The more you pass, the more you notice,” he said. Instead of moving past it, he picked it up. The more he picked up, the more he found. He has even been seen on the lake towing a second kayak. That one’s for the bags of litter he fills along the way. Once the bags are filled, he alerts park workers, who can dispose of the trash. He estimated that in 2008, he filled more than 500 bags with trash. To honor him for his efforts, the Hamilton County Park District recently presented Davis with the Steward Welsh Award. Welsh, who was deputy


Hamilton County Park District is hosting Nature Stories, “Snow,” 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville. The event is free, vehicle permit required ($5 annual, $2 daily). Call 521-7275 or visit

Wine tasting

Little Miami River Wines is hosting After Hours Wine Tasting from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, at Little Miami River Wines, 10490 LovelandMadeira Road, Loveland. Sample five or six wines, each paired with an appetizer. The cost is $30. Reservations required. Call 677-3333 or e-mail info@littlemiami

Time to remodel

The Sharonville Convention Center is hosting the Greater Cincinnati Remodeling Expo from noon to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17,

director of the Hamilton County Park District, was a leader in creating the Land Management Policy adopted by the Board of Park Commissioners in 1975. Under the policy, 80 percent of park district property must remain in a natural state. Those areas are required to be managed in a way that promotes biodiversity. “Recipients demonstrate leadership or dedication to a specific project or body of work resulting in a marked improvement to the environment in our region,” according to the guidelines set for the award. “This is a project he took on, on his own,” said Jim Mundy, a land management assistant for the park district. “He didn’t ask anybody. He felt it is important, which it is. “He took his own initiative to do this on his own. “Winton Lake is a flood lake, and because of that people toss things in the creeks and the water brings it to the lake,” Mundy said. “There’s always an influx of garbage. It’s a never-ending battle.” Davis has a strategy that everyone can follow. “You should always pick up one more piece of trash than you came with,” Davis said. “Then, you’d have it made.”

at the Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, Sharonville. Admission is $5. Call 800-374-6463 or visit

Lose weight

Madeira Health Care Center is hosting the Weight Loss Challenge at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, at Madeira Health Care Center, 6940 Stiegler Lane, Madeira. Both times continue Tuesdays through April 6. It is a 12-week program. Compete for the most percentage weight loss using healthy lifestyle choices. There are prizes for winners. The cost is $35. Registration is required. Call 561-6400.

Duck and dodge

The Blue Ash YMCA is hosting the Adult Dodgeball League from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, at the Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive, Blue Ash. It is a league for men and women. It continues weekly. The cost is $225, $200 members per team. Call 791-5000.

Ashley Palmer poses for a photo with Tabatha Wesseler and her mom, Linda Wesseler, during meeting in Loveland.


‘Paranormal’ actress comes back home for Christmas

By Chuck Gibson

The box office smash hit horror film of 2009, “Paranormal Activity” helped boost the acting career of Loveland native Ashley Palmer. Now Palmer is trying to help boost the acting dreams of 14-year-old Tabatha Wesseler, who attends Leaves of Learning School in Loveland. The two first connected in the fall after Tabatha’s mom sent an e-mail to Palmer. She agreed to a telephone interview so Wesseler could write an article about her for a kid’s magazine called Teen Inc. “Her questions were better than some of the adult journalists that were interviewing me,” Palmer said. Palmer first tried the stage in New York after graduating from the musical theater program at Otterbein, but has been pursuing film acting in Los Angeles for several years. Her role in this year’s Halloween horror phenomenon, “Paranormal Activity,” earned her much deserved attention from producers, directors and the media. “It was overwhelming,” she said. “I had to hire a publicist to help handle the requests.” It didn’t stop her from planning to come home for Christmas to visit her parents and friends. She was so impressed by Wesseler’s telephone interview, she offered to meet her personally and share any tips that might help with her dreams of becoming an actress too. They met on the Wednesday before Christmas. “Is it hard to focus on your work and avoid the Hollywood party scene,” Wesseler asked Palmer, continuing to gather information for the article she’s writing. Palmer answered that question and more for Wesseler, sharing how “the Hollywood party scene is part of (her) work since its how you get publicity,” yet it is stressful trying to look good, make an appearance and then have to steal away, change clothes and go to work. She said she stays focused,


Tabatha Wesseler listens to advice from actress Ashley Palmer during their meeting before Christmas.

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knows what she wants and doesn’t get in trouble partying. She told Wesseler about acting camps she attended when she was young and gave her a copy of her resume. The questions and conversation flowed freely between the two with Wesseler demonstrating her knowledge of television and movies and showing a keen interest in what Palmer has done. “You were on Disney channel,” she asked excitedly. “You were on ‘Sex and the City’, I want to see ‘Paranormal Activity’ but I haven’t seen either of those.” Palmer told her Disney was years ago when she was about her age. She told her she should probably wait a couple years before seeing the other shows. Palmer stressed the importance of knowing what you want and working hard to get it. They learned they share the same birth month when Palmer shared that

her birthday was on Friday the 13th this year. She gave Wesseler an autographed photo and then posed for photos with her and her mom. “I was kind of scared, because I didn’t know if she would be nice,” Wesseler said. “I thought she might be all ‘I’m a star.’ She was so nice.” Palmer joked about how maybe she’ll be like that next year, but this is all new to her too. She has a starring role in another thriller titled “Cellar,” which begins shooting in the spring, but hopes to spread her acting wings in a comedy film to be shot in the summer. Wesseler got the acting bug in first grade; performing in “Cinderella,: last year she was in “The Tempest” and she’s in an upcoming Leaves of Learning production of “Annie” at the Loveland Stage Company Theater. The two promised to stay in touch. She’s still learning, but so is Ashley Palmer. “It’s changed my life, but I’m still who I am,” Palmer said. “I’m still working really hard and just trying to get by. It is not the lottery. It’s still going to be a lot of hard work to get where I want to be. I thought I worked hard before. Now with all this notoriety, it’s just that much harder than before.”

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Ashley Palmer poses for a photo with Tabatha’s mom, Linda Wesseler.


Ashley Palmer poses for a photo with 14-year-old Tabatha Wesseler in Loveland.


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International Fellowship of Christian Businessmen Luncheon Meeting, 11:45 a.m. Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road. $12 for lunch; free attendance. Reservations required. Presented by International Fellowship of Christian Businessmen. 984-1513. Blue Ash.


Senior Scams, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Temple Sholom, 3100 Longmeadow. Representative from Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray’s office presents information on latest scams targeting consumers and how to protect yourself. Bring bag lunch. 791-1330. Amberley Village.


Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 8255 Spooky Hollow Road. Grass-fed Black Angus beef, freerange chicken, produce, lamb, turkey, eggs and honey. 891-4227; Indian Hill. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m. Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road. Market includes naturally raised meat and eggs and certified organic seasonal produce and flowers. Closes at dusk. 5617400; Indian Hill.


LifeSteps Weight Management Program, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Thursdays through April 1. 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. 9856732; Montgomery.


Jimmy Dore, 8 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $8. Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place. 984-9288; Montgomery. F R I D A Y, J A N . 1 5


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.


Wine Bar Tasting, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. The Wine Store, 9905 Montgomery Road. Fifty cents per taste. 984-9463; Montgomery. 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.


Jimmy Dore, 8 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $12. Go Bananas, 984-9288; Montgomery.


Stage Fright, 8 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road. Black comedy. Explores recesses of critic’s black heart and actor’s wounded soul. $17. Reservations recommended. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. Through Jan. 31. 684-1236. Columbia Township. S A T U R D A Y, J A N . 1 6


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


Wine Bar Tasting, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. The Wine Store, Fifty cents per taste. 984-9463; Montgomery.

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NATURE Winter Birding, 4:30 p.m. Otto Armleder Memorial Park and Recreation Complex, 5057 Wooster Pike, Main Shelter. Hike with Steve Wagner, bird expert, to a look at the visiting short-eared owls and other wintering birds. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Linwood.


Martin Luther King Jr. Day Story Time, 11 a.m. Barnes & Noble, 7800 Montgomery Road. Stories about Civil Rights activist and leader. Free. 794-9440. Kenwood.


Spring 2010 Color Forecast Decorating Seminar, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Macy’s Kenwood Furniture Gallery, 7800 Montgomery Road. See latest design trends in fabrics, paint colors and patterns for spring season. Four fresh trends presented to get you inspired to update your home decor. With Tracy Burske and Barb Donnellon, designers. Free. Reservations required. 745-8980, option 6. Kenwood.


Stage Fright, 7 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, $17. Reservations recommended. 6841236. Columbia Township.


The Blue Ash YMCA is hosting the Adult Dodgeball League from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, at the Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive, Blue Ash. It is a league for men and women. It continues weekly. The cost is $225, $200 members, per team. Call 791-5000.



Blues Merchants, 7:30 p.m.-11 p.m. deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road. 247-9933; Montgomery.


The Rusty Griswolds, 9:30 p.m. Bar SeventyOne, 8850 Governors Hill Drive. Ages 21 and up. $10. 774-9697. Symmes Township.


Blue Birds Trio, 6 p.m. Bella Luna, 871-5862. Linwood.


Core, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. R.P. McMurphy’s Irish Pub & Coffee House, 2910 Wasson Road. $3. 5313300. Oakley. Kevin Fox, 8:30 p.m. InCahoots, 4110 Hunt Road. Classic and alternative rock. Free. 793-2600. Blue Ash. Fox


Jimmy Dore, 8 p.m. Ages 21 and up. $12. Go Bananas, 984-9288; Montgomery.


Stage Fright, 8 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, $17. Reservations recommended. 6841236. Columbia Township.


Loveland Castle, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Weather permitting – call ahead. Loveland Castle, 12025 Shore Road. $3. 683-4686; Symmes Township.

Jimmy Dore, 8 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $8. Go Bananas, 984-9288; Montgomery.


Loveland Castle, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Weather permitting – call ahead. Loveland Castle, $3. 683-4686; 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. M O N D A Y, J A N . 1 8


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


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.


Weight Loss Challenge, 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays through April 6. Madeira Health Care Center, 6940 Stiegler Lane. Twelve-week program. Compete for the most percentage weight loss using healthy lifestyle choices. Prizes for winners. $35. Registration required. 5616400. Madeira.


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Karaoke Night, 9 p.m.-midnight, Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road. Lobby Lounge. 793-4500; Blue Ash.




Northeast Cincinnati Mothers of Twins Club, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Swaim Park, Zig Zag and Cooper roads. Monthly meeting for mothers of multiple birth children. Meets at Swaim Lodge. Free. Presented by Northeastern Cincinnati Mothers of Twins and More Club. Montgomery.


Bluegrass Jam Session, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Gravy, 1513 Ohio 28. With Hard-Drive. Others welcome to play. Free. Reservations recommended. 576-6789. Loveland. W E D N E S D A Y, J A N . 2 0


Two of a Kind, 7 p.m.-midnight, Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road. Two-piece band featuring Jay, guitar, and Amy, vocals, presents classics from yesterday and today. 793-4500. Blue Ash.

Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m. Turner Farm, 5617400; Indian Hill. Managing Menopause and Women’s Health, noon-1 p.m. TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road. Information on what happens during menopause, how to recognize symptoms and what options exist for treatment and care. $15. Registration required. 985-6732; Montgomery.


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.


Adult Dodgeball League, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive. League for men and women. Continues weekly. $225, $200 members per team. 791-5000. Blue Ash.


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

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Vince Morris, 8 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $8, $4 college students and military. Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place. 984-9288. Montgomery.


Stage Fright, 8 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, $17. Reservations recommended. 6841236. Columbia Township.


Codependents Anonymous, 7 p.m. Good Shepherd Catholic Church. Free, donations accepted. 503-4262. Montgomery.


Happy Hour, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Apsara Restaurant, 554-1040. Blue Ash. Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Play by Play Cafe, 793-3360. Silverton.


Open Mic Night, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike. Pub. Hosted by Jerome. Free. 697-9705. Loveland.


Happiest Baby on the Block, 6:45 p.m. Bethesda North Hospital, 10500 Montgomery Road. How to turn on your newborn’s calming reflex, the “off-switch” for crying. Includes a Parent Kit containing Happiest Baby on the Block DVD. $50. Registration required. Presented by Signing Safari, LLC. 475-4500. Montgomery. T U E S D A Y, J A N . 1 9

CIVIC Cincinnati East Tea Party Organizational Meeting, 7 p.m. 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road. Presented by Cincinnati Tea Party. 731-8000; Oakley. FARMERS MARKET


Come see Mr. Redlegs, pictured, Rosie Red, Gapper, and many more mascots from local schools, organizations and businesses, battle it out on the ice in the Broomball All-Mascot Exhibition Game at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Fountain Square ice rink. Children can come and meet the mascots beginning at 12:30 p.m. It is free. 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.


Happy Hour, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Apsara Restaurant, 554-1040. Blue Ash.


The Cincinnati Museum Center will be about all things African for the 25th anniversary of its African Culture Fest, held Saturday, Jan. 16, through Monday, Jan. 18. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. There will be music, dance, arts, crafts and more. The Bi-Okoto Drum and Dance Theater will perform at 4:30 p.m. Friday in Reakirt Auditorium; a Gospel Fest is 3-5 p.m. Saturday in the auditorium; and poet Annie Ruth presents “Dare to Dream” at 1 p.m. in the auditorium. The fest is free. Visit or call 513-287-7000. Pictured are dancers from the Medasi African Dance Theatre performing at the African Culture Fest.


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What happens when we keep on keeping on? pointment and sadn e s s accompanied him. As his life story unfolded, he lamentFather Lou ed, “You Guntzelman k n o w , Father Perspectives Lou, I’ve always thought that if you worked hard at handling your life when you were younger, things would eventually get better. “To me, life is like climbing a mountain. I’ve always had the expectation that by this time in my life I would come to a kind of plateau where the troubles of life level off. “Now I’m beginning to wonder if there will ever be a plateau. The mountain just keeps going up – and I’m getting so tired of climbing.” I had known this man for years and had a great

respect for him. This was one of those times that many of us clergy wish we had a special word or prayer to salve someone’s troubled mind. I realize now that all I have is the same humanness, a listening ear, and a heart that cares. “As a mountain-climber, what are your options?” I inquired. “Well,” he mused, “I guess I could just sit and weep or wait for someone to come by and help me; or I could slide down to the bottom and stop climbing. “Then again, I could give up completely and jump off the mountain and end all the climbing and worrying.” After a long, thoughtful pause, he sighed and suggested, “Or – I can keep on climbing.” You can tell in people’s voices and eyes when they have arrived at an answer that is really the answer, not just an expected or temporary reply. He realized that the true

Three approved for candidacy for Holy Orders Five seminarians for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati have been approved for candidacy for Holy Orders. Coadjutor Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr recently presided over the Rite of Admission to Candidacy for Holy Orders in the Chapel of St. Gregory the Great at the Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary. Those approved (with home parishes) are: Jerome R. Bishop, St. Teresa, Springfield; Andrew P. Cordonnier, St. Remy, Russia; Anthony L. Eichhorn Jr., St. Teresa of Avila, Cincinnati; Brian W. Phelps, St. Ann, Groesbeck; James J. Riehle, St. Gertrude, Madeira, and St. Columban, Loveland. Admission to Candidacy for Holy Orders has two

Before me sat a very wise man. A man becoming even wiser. A man gaining insight into himself and many of the perplexing paradoxes of life. Life is not a disease, not a picnic, nor a punishment. It is a path on which we travel somewhere. We look for meaning, not comfortableness. Our climb may be hard for us at times and call for every ounce of courage we have, but it rewards us by becoming more revealing as we go. Life whispers to us many of its secrets. We learn in

solution called on him for much courage – to change his negative attitude and just keep on keeping on. I asked him whether, in his solution of just keeping on, there was any benefit for him, or for any of us as we climb our mountains, to keep going even when we wonder about stopping. He paused, looked out the window thoughtfully as though he couldn’t think of any benefit. But then he did. He smiled, turned, looked me in the eye and resolutely said, “When you keep on climbing the view gets better.”

our hearts to choose life, not quitting. It’s said: “When you climb a mountain, you feel life you’re meeting God halfway.” 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.






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Somewhere in our lives we chose a road. There will always be Frost’s two paths that diverge in an unknown woods. Maybe even more than two. Once we reach a reasoned conviction of which of the two to follow – which is not always easy to accomplish – we set out on one on them. Then what? Then it’s time for perseverance, to continue steadfastly. Colloquially, it’s time to keep on keeping on. Untrustworthy negative thoughts can pester us again and again, “Should I have chosen a different path; if this is the right one shouldn’t it always be easy and enjoyable?” “Why these problems? Are they signs of a wrong choice and a directive to go backward?” “Did I blow it?” If you wonder about your life in similar ways then you were symbolically present years ago when a man came for an appointment. Though he smiled politely, feelings of disap-


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Snowy with a chance of meatballs I know there are lots of different kinds of bank accounts, but I never did hear of a “meatball bank.” That is until Rita Maceachen, a Madeira reader and d e a r friend, told me she keeps a stash of meatballs in her freezer so Rita that she Heikenfeld has some on Rita’s kitchen ready the spur of t h e moment. Rita is an iconic Italian cook with a large family. She has passed the love of entertaining on to her children, who are also awesome cooks. She laughingly told me her recipe is a guarded secret – she did say she uses chuck ground three times. Anyway, spaghetti and meatballs is hugely popular now. Every cooking magazine I’ve picked up in the last week had it on the cover. It made me hungry enough to make some for supper.

And I’ll say this right now: mine can’t compete with Rita’s, but it’s darn good for a Lebanese girl!

My spaghetti & meatballs

Sauce and meatballs can be frozen. Put the sauce on first and while it’s cooking, make meatballs.

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1⁄3 to 1⁄2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 generous tablespoon garlic, minced Squeeze of anchovy paste (about an inch or so), optional but very good 3 cans, 28 oz. each, diced or crushed good quality tomatoes 1-2 tablespoons tomato paste (freeze the rest in portions) 1⁄2 teaspoon dry oregano 1 teaspoon dry basil

Heat olive oil and add garlic and anchovy paste. Cook until garlic is golden and fragrant. Don’t let burn. Add everything else. Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer and cook 30 minutes. Sauce will thicken slightly but shouldn’t get too thick. Adjust seasonings –

salt, pepper, bit more oregano, etc. if you want.


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very moist, almost wet, to make nicely formed balls. Brown meatballs in olive oil. Add to sauce. Simmer about 30 minutes. Meanwhile put a pound of pasta on to boil. When pasta is cooked and drained, put back in pan and stir in a few ladlefuls of sauce. Toss and cook over high heat for a minute so pasta absorbs this bit of sauce. Transfer to serving bowls and ladle more sauce over pasta along with several meatballs. Pass the Parmesan!

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After I turned my column in, Rita Maceachen called me and relented – her heirloom meatball recipe is in our online version of this column. You have to try these! For the recipe go to or call 513-591-6163.

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I made this and was amazed at how much it looked like and tasted like the commercial product. This does not have the

traditional pound cake texture, height or weight, but it’s really good and very tender. I guess it’s the powdered sugar that does it. The only leavening is the eggs which is why you have to follow directions beating it. It reminds me of an oldfashioned pound cake which took a pound each of butter, eggs, sugar and flour. 2 sticks salted butter, room temperature 2 cups powdered sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla extract or lemon extract 3 large eggs, room temperature 12⁄3 cup flour Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray an 81⁄2-inch loaf pan. Beat butter with sugar on high speed for five minutes. It will get fluffy. Add extract, 1 egg and about 1⁄3 of the flour. Beat for two minutes. Add the other egg, add another 1⁄3 of flour and beat two minutes. Add the last egg, the rest of the flour and beat another two minutes. Pour batter

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Congratulations Sacred Heart Church! Your biannual ravioli dinner (held since 1910) made the Top 100 list of readers’ favorites in “Saveur Magazine.” The blurb was published in Issue 126 and was sent in by Theresa Wolke.

into pan. Bake 50 to 65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on rack about 30 minutes, then turn out of pan and slice.

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• Campbell’s Barn Restaurant & Saloon’s Peanut Butter Pie. The restaurant, on Ohio Pike near Amelia, was gracious enough to share a home version for several readers, including Diana Salmon. Look for it soon! 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

Motorcycle safety becoming more critical One of every seven U.S. road fatalities accounted for in 2008 involved motorcycle riders. This steady increase in fatalities over the past 11 years represents one of our nation’s greatest challenges. Motorcycle fatalities now account for 14 percent of total road fatalities and have increased every year from a low of 2,116 in 1997 to 5,290 in 2008. Conversely, there has been continued success in reducing vehicle deaths with the number of traffic fatalities in 2008 reaching its lowest level since 1961. In fact, there was a 9.7 percent decline in the number of people killed in motor vehicle crashes in the United States, from 41,259 in 2007 to 37,261, according to NHTSA’s 2008 Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS). Data from previous years has shown that while motorcycle registrations have increased, the increase in motorcyclist fatalities has increased more steeply. This is due, in part, to motorcyclists being much more vulnerable than passenger vehicle drivers in the event of a crash. Research shows that approximately 80 percent of motorcycle crashes injure or kill a motorcycle rider, while only 20 percent of passenger car crashes injure or kill a motor vehicle driver or passenger. In the state of Ohio for 2004-2008, Hamilton County had 32 deaths and ranked 6th for counties with motorcycle fatalities. In 2008, Hamilton County saw nine motorcyclerelated fatalities, for which law enforcement found motorcyclists ultimately at fault in all of them. This is up from four fatalities in 2007, only one of which was a caused by the motorcycle rider, and five in 2006, all of which cited the motorcycle rider. The four

most common factors attributed to motorcycle crashesspeed, inexperience, impairment and inattention-are all within the rider’s control. What can motorcyclists do to help prevent crashes? The Motorcycle Safety Foundation and Hamilton County Safe Communities suggest the following: • Be visible: Stay out of other vehicle’s blind spots, and avoid driving directly behind cars and trucks. Always use your headlights, even during daylight hours. • Dress for safety: Wearing a helmet is one of the best ways to avoid a motorcycle head injury due to a crash. Use leather or thick clothing, as well as gloves, protective eyewear and reflective clothing. • Apply effective mental strategies: Always ride your motorcycle defensively. Change lanes using your directional indicator, and avoid weaving in and out of traffic. • Know your bike and how to use it: Motorcycle classes are offered frequently in the Greater Cincinnati area and should be taken by anyone who wants to ride. Practicing safe riding in all types of weather can help you avoid crashes. • Ride unimpaired: NHTSA statistics show that forty-one percent of motorcycle riders who died in single-vehicle crashes in 2007 had BAC levels of .08 or higher. According to many motorcycle groups, this does not tell the whole story, as there are always contributing factors in any crash, such as road conditions and other drivers’ actions. Other drivers can also do their part to help keep motorcyclists safe. It is especially important for non-motorcyclists to be aware in the following scenarios:

• When turning left: Most crashes between cars and motorcycles involve turning left at an intersection. If you plan to cross traffic or turn left, please look twice for motorcycles before you turn. • Blind spots: Motorcycles are easily hidden in traffic. Always take a second look over your shoulder-don’t rely solely on your mirrors for information. • Weather: Rain and sun glare can make a motorcycle invisible. Take an extra moment to make sure the way is clear. • Signals: Use turn signals to indicate your next move. This allows the rider to anticipate traffic flow and find a safe lane position. • Larger vehicles: Cars and trucks can conceal a motorcycle traveling behind it. Take an extra moment after a larger vehicle passes before you begin your turn behind it. • Eye contact: Motorcyclists make eye contact often to feel confident that other drivers see them. Please give a nod back to acknowledge them. • Distance: Motorcyclists prefer to use a large space cushion, allowing them more time to react. Please do not cut in front of a motorcycle and eliminate the safe following distance. • Signals: most Motorcycle turn signals do not cancel automatically. If you see a cycle coming, and the signal is flashing, please wait a moment for the cycle to pass. No matter what the statistics say, everyone on the road should do their part to keep the 2009 Hamilton County motorcycle fatality rates where they stand currently at three-three too many lives lost in avoidable crashes. For further information on traffic safety, please visit


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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden – needs volunteers in the volunteer education program. Volunteers will receive training, invitations to special events and a monthly newsletter, among other benefits. There are numerous volunteer opportunities now available, including: “Ask Me” Station Program, Slide Presenters Program, Tour Guide Program, Animal Handlers Program, CREW Education Program. Each area has its own schedule and requirements. Certified training is also required. Must be 18 or older and have a high school degree or GED diploma. For more information, call the zoo’s education department at 559-7752, or e-mail volunteereducator@cincinnatizoo.o rg, or visit Grailville – needs volunteers for the garden in Loveland. Volunteer days are 9 a.m. to noon selected Saturdays through November. For a complete list visit or call 6832340. Volunteers will work in the kitchen and herb gardens. No experience is needed, volunteers may participate once or for the entire season. Volunteers should bring gloves, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, footwear that can get dirty and a snack if desired. Tools are provided. Granny’s Garden School – needs help in the garden. Granny’s is growing produce for needy families in the area, with support from the Greenfield Plant Farm. Greenfield Plant Farm donated their surplus tomato and green pepper plants to the Granny’s Garden School program. Granny is seeking help with maintaining the gardens, planting and harvesting more produce. Granny’s is at Loveland Primary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. Call 324-2873 or e-mail, or visit GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden retrievers and places them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-9812251 and leave your name and phone. Visit Email League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter, needs volunteers 16 and older to help socialize cats and 18 and older to socialize and walk dogs. Other opportunities available. Call 735-2299, ext. 3. Save the Animals Foundation – Needs people 18 and older to staff its shelter for homeless cats and dogs. Call 378-0300 for cats and 588-6609 for dogs. Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Township. Meetings are open to the public. Visit for monthly subjects or more information. Call 702-8373.


Change a life – Volunteer to tutor an adult with low-level literacy skills or GED preparation needs. Call 621READ. Cincinnati Reads – a volunteer tutoring program working with K-4 students in Cincinnati Public Schools. Volunteers receive free training to work one-on-one with children who are struggling to read. Call 621-7323 or e-mail Jayne Martin Dressing, Clermont 20/20 – and its college access program, Clermont Educational Opportunities, offer a mentoring program that matches adults to work with a group of high school students from local high schools. Volunteers are needed to become mentors to help students stay in school and prepare to graduate with a plan for their next step. Call Terri Rechtin at 753-9222 or 673-3334 (cell) or e-mail for more information. Granny’s Garden School – Volunteers needed from 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays to work on behind-thescenes projects. Volunteers also needed to help with developing Web pages. Call 489-7099; Granny’s Hands-on Gardening Club is looking for new gardeners, to work with garden manager Suellyn Shupe. Experienced gardeners, come to share your expertise and enjoy the company of other gardeners while supporting the Granny’s Garden School program times: 1:30-4 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The school is located at the Loveland Primary and Elementary, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. E-mail or visit Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development – Volunteers are needed for Adult Basic and Literacy Education classes and English to Speakers of Other Language classes. There are numerous sites and times available for volunteering. Call 612-5830. Inktank – Group looking for volunteers to help children and adults improve their skills in writing-based initiatives across the city. Call 5420195.

Raymond Walters College – Needs volunteers to serve as tutors to skills enhancement students. The class meets from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays and from 5-8 p.m. Thursdays. Call 745-5691. Winton Woods City Schools – Wants to match community members who are interested in volunteering in the schools with the students. Volunteer opportunities at Winton Woods Primary North and South, middle school and high school. Volunteers who would have oneon-one contact with students outside of a classroom are required to have a background check. To volunteer, contact Gina Burnett at or 619-2301. The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s College Readiness Program that inspires and encourages teens of color toward paths of success is looking for caring professionals who want to make a difference, and for young people who can benefit from positive adult role models. Part of a national YMCA initiative, the local program incorporates mentoring, career exploration and college readiness; and helps students develop a positive sense of self, build character, explore diverse college and career options. Volunteers, many of whom are sponsored by area companies, share their own personal insight and encouragement. Contact Program Director Darlene Murphy at the Melrose YMCA, 961-3510 or visit YMCA – The Ralph J. Stolle Countryside YMCA is looking for volunteer trail guides for school groups. Call 932-1424 or e-mail


Business Volunteers for the Arts – BVA is accepting applications from business professionals with at least three years experience, interested in volunteering their skills within the arts community. Projects average six to eight months in length and can range from marketing or accounting to Web design or planning special events. A one-day training program is provided to all accepted applicants. Call 871-2787. Center for Independent Living Options – Seeking volunteers to staff Art Beyond Boundaries, gallery for artists with disabilities. Volunteers needed noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 2412600. Cincinnati Museum Center – Needs volunteers to work in all three museums, the Cincinnati History Museum, the Museum of Natural History and Science and the Cinergy Children’s Museum, and special exhibits. Call 287-7025.

Health care

American Diabetes Association – Seeks volunteers in its area office located downtown for clerical support, filling requests for educational materials from phone requests, data entry, special events support and coordinating the Health Fair. Call 759-9330. American Heart Association – Volunteers needed to assist with the American Heart Association’s cause campaigns, Power to End Stroke, Go Red For Women, Start!, and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Assignments include clerical work, event specific duties and community outreach. Contact the American Heart Association at 281-4048 or e-mail

Captain Kidney Educational Program – Needs volunteers one or more mornings or afternoons a month during the school year to educate children in first through sixth grades about kidney function and disease. Training provided. Call 961-8105. Clermont Recovery Center – Needs volunteers to fill positions on the board of trustees. Clermont County residents interested in the problem of alcohol or drug abuse, especially persons in long-term recovery and their family members, are encouraged to apply. Contact Barbara Adams Marin, CQI manager and communications coordinator, at 735-8123 or, Kim King, administrative assistant at 735-8144. Crossroads Hospice – Seeking volunteers to assist terminally ill patients and their families. Call 793-5070. Destiny Hospice – is seeking caring and compassionate people to make a difference in the life of a person living with terminal illness. No special skills or experience needed; simply a willingness to help provide comfort and support. Orientation is scheduled to fit the volunteer’s schedule. Opportunities are available throughout the Cincinnati, Middletown and Butler County area. Contact Anne at 554-6300, or Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care – is seeking volunteers in all Greater Cincinnati communities. Evercare provides care for those facing end-of-life issues and personal support to their families. Volunteers needed to visit with patients and/or assist in administrative and clerical tasks. Volunteers may provide care wherever a patient resides, whether in a private home or nursing facility. Call 1-888-866-8286 or 682-4055. Heartland Hospice – is seeking people with an interest in serving terminally ill clients and their families. Volunteers are needed for special projects such as crochet, knitting, making cards and lap robes, as well as making visits to patients. Training is provided to fit volunteers’ schedules. Call Jacqueline at 731-6100, and Shauntay 8315800 for information. Hospice of Southwest Ohio – Seeks volunteers to help in providing hospice services, Call 770-0820, ext. 111 or e-mail Hoxworth Blood Center – Hoxworth is recruiting people to help during community blood drives and blood donation centers in the area. Positions include: Blood drive hosts, greeters, blood donor recruiters and couriers. Call Helen Williams at 558-1292 or The Jewish Hospital – 4777 E. Galbraith Road, Kenwood, needs adult volunteers to assist at the front window in the pharmacy and also to assist with clerical duties, sorting patient mail, etc. They also need volunteers to assist staff in the family lounge and information desk and a volunteer is also needed in the Cholesterol Center, 3200 Burnet Ave., to perform clerical duties. Shifts are available 9 a.m.7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Volunteers receive a free meal ticket for each day he or she volunteers four or more hours, plus free parking. Call 686-5330. The hospital also needs adult volunteers to assist MRI staff and technologists at the reception desk of the Imaging Department in the Medical Office Building, located across from the hospital at 4750 East Galbraith Road. Volunteers are also needed to assist staff in

the family lounge and at the information desk in the main hospital. Shifts are available Monday through Friday. Call 686-5330. Mercy Hospital Anderson – Seeks volunteers for the new patient services team, the Patient Partner Program. This team will provide volunteers with the opportunity to interact directly with the patients on a non-clinical level. Volunteers will receive special training in wheelchair safety, infection control, communication skills, etc. The volunteers will assist in the day-today non clinical functions of a nursing unit such as reading or praying with the patient; playing cards or watching TV with the patient; helping the patient select meals; running an errand; cutting the patient’s food. Call the Mercy Hospital Anderson Volunteer Department at 624-4676 to inquire about the Patient Partner Program. Wellness Community – Provides free support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones. Volunteers needed to work at special events, health fairs, bulk mailings and other areas. Visit and click on “volunteer” to sign up. Call 791-4060, ext. 19.

the Ohio, Kentucky or Indian regulations. To volunteer, call 554-0789 or e-mail Youth In Planning – Teen volunteers needed for network project to inform communities about public planning. Visit or e-mail


Anderson Senior Center – needs volunteers to teach computer courses in the evening. Computer sessions in basic computer instruction, intermediate computer instruction run once a week for five weeks. Instructors are also needed to teach one time classes of buying on ebay, digital photo, simple excel. The center has a baby grand piano and is in need of someone to play from 10:3011:30 a.m. Call Libby Feck at 4743100. Clermont Senior Services – invites area residents to get to know seniors in their communities by

engaging in the Meals-on-Wheels and Friendly Neighbors/Shoppers programs. Volunteer opportunities are available in the Milford, Loveland, Union and Miami townships, Owensville, and Batavia Township. Call volunteer coordinator Sharon Brumagem at 536-4060. Meals on wheels – Seeks volunteers to deliver meals for Sycamore Senior Center’s program in the Loveland, Blue Ash, Indian Hill, Montgomery, Sycamore Township, Symmes Township and West Chester areas. Call 984-1234 or 686-1013. To volunteer in Mount Washington or Anderson Township, call 474-3100.

Social Services

American Cancer Society – Seeks volunteers for office help, assistance in resale shop, new recruits for the Young Professionals group, Relay For Life team captains, cancer survivors to help with support groups and more. Call 1-888ACS-OHIO.


Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati – Seeking volunteer campaign assistant to plan workplace employee giving campaigns and campaign project support volunteers to assist with campaigns. Call 475-0475 or e-mail Give Back Cincinnati and the City Gospel Mission – are looking for volunteers to be a part of their Thanksgiving celebration, Fall Fest 2009. Come and enjoy a meal, meet a new neighbor and share in this celebration. The most meaningful gift during the holiday season is time, sitting and sharing with others who may not have people in their daily lives. There are many ways to help with Fall Feast. To volunteer for this event, visit and click on “Want to help?” Contact Brie Rogers at with questions. No experience necessary – Seeking volunteers to help with autism program based on the book “SonRise” by Barry Neil-Kaufman. No experience necessary. Call 2311948. Sayler Park Community Center – is looking for volunteers to help with youth instructional sports and art classes between 2-6 p.m. weekdays. Volunteers need to be at least 18 years of age and a police check is required. Contact 9410102 for more information. SCORE-Counselors to America’s Small Business – A non-profit association seeking experienced business people to counsel others who are or wish to go into business. Call 684-2812 or visit Tristate Volunteers – For adults of all ages, supporting some of the best-known events in the area. Call 766-2002, ext. 4485, visit or email U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary– The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary supports the U.S. Coast Guard (MSD Cincinnati) in Homeland Security, marine environmental protection, radio watch standing and Marine events, such as Tall Stacks and the WEBN Fireworks all without pay. They also teach Ohio Boating Safety, boating/seamanship and give free boat safety checks per

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NEWSMAKERS Fifty-one attorneys named Super Lawyers

Fifty-one attorneys at Keating Muething & Klekamp have been recognized in the 2010 Ohio Super Lawyers and Ohio Rising Stars list, which will be published in the January 2010 issues of Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition and Cincinnati Magazine. Ohio Super Lawyers is a comprehensive listing of outstanding lawyers in more than 70 areas of practice. Each attorney listed in Ohio Super Lawyers has been chosen by their peers as being among the best in their profession. The local KMK attorneys recognized in the 2010 Ohio Super Lawyers listing are noted below with the practice area for which they are recognized: Mark J. Chumley of Loveland, partner, employment & labor; Alan S. Fershtman of Wyoming, partner, business / corporate; Daniel E. Izenson of Wyoming, partner, business litigation; William A. Posey of Springdale, partner, per-


sonal injury plaintiff: general; Gail Glassmeyer Pryse of Springdale, partner, real estate; Michael L. Scheier of Loveland, partner, business litigation; Mark A. Weiss of Blue Ash, partner, securities & corporate finance. In addition, 19 lawyers at Keating Muething & Klekamp have been named to the 2010 Ohio Rising Stars list, which also will be published in the January 2010 issues of Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition and Cincinnati Magazine. The local KMK lawyers recognized in the 2010 Ohio Rising Stars list are noted below with the practice area for which they are recognized: Sue A. Erhart of Wyoming, partner, business litigation; Robert C. Lesan III of Loveland, associate, business / corporate; Jennifer J. Morales of Kenwood, partner, business litigation. A candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. Candidates for Rising Stars do not go through peer evaluation by practice area.

Callahan graduates Fort Benning

Army Spec. James P. Callahan has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various

weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman. Callahan is the son of Denise and James Callahan of Loveland, he graduated in 2005 from Loveland High School and received a bachelor’s degree in 2009 from Bowling Green State University.

Vanderputten undergoes training

Army Pvt. Denis P. Vanderputten has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of

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Service news is printed on a space-available basis. Deliver it to our office no later than noon Wednesday, one week before publication. Mail announcements and photographs to: The Community Press, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio, 45140 Send a S.A.S.E. for photo return. E-mail with “In the service” in the subject line, or fax items to 248-1938. Questions? Call 248-8600. training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield

operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman. Vanderputten is the son of Virgino and Anne Vanderputten of Loveland, he is a 2008 graduate of Scarlet Oaks High School.

BUSINESS UPDATE Thomas named partner

Brian C. Thomas of Loveland has been named a partner at the law firm of Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP. Thomas’ practice consists primarily of employment litigation.

A former Graydon Head summer associate, Thomas also has experience litigating Thomas workers’ compensation cases.

In 2009, he was named a “Rising Star” by Ohio Super Lawyer magazine for his work in employment and labor law. Thomas, president of the Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati, is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Cincinnati Bar Asso-

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January 13, 2010

Loveland Herald


RELIGION Athenaeum of Ohio

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 God of Prophecy

The church hosts Sunday School at 10 a.m. and worship is at 11 a.m. Sundays. Bible Study is at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The church is at 8105 Beech Ave., Deer Park; 793-7422.

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

Men’s Basketball meets every from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday in the church gym. All able bodied men (and maybe not so able bodied men) are invited to join for some exercise. The Church of the Saviour Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 21 to discuss “The Story of Edgar Sawtelle” by David Wroblewski. They will meet at the Harper’s Point Panera. A new Knitting Group will meet at 1:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month (Jan. 21). Knitters of all skill levels are invited to join. Bring your own project or use their supplies. 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. A Welcome Coffee for women will be held at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 29 in the church parlor. Call the church to reserve childcare. 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. 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. DivorceCare starts from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20. Childcare is available. Contact Pastor Lisa to register at New Sermon Series at all services “Marriage 911.” It offers practical help to save or strengthen your marriage. Topics will include expectations, fidelity and communication in marriage and important relationships. Along with this series, check out the church’s resource table that will include books, curriculum, and small group studies for couples, singles, widowed, and young people looking toward a future including marriage. 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.,

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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.

Laurel United Methodist

The church hosts Sunday School at 10 a.m. and church worship at 11 a.m. Sundays. The church is hosting a community carry-in dinner from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21. Bring one of your collections or something of interest to display for “Show and Tell.” The church is at 1888 Laurel-Lindale Road, Laurel; 553-3043.

Locust Corner United Methodist Church

The church hosts Sunday School at 9 a.m. and Sunday worship at 10 a.m. Sundays. The church is at Locust Corner and Wagner roads, Pierce Township; 752-8459.

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 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.

Milford First United Methodist

The church is hosting a Five Star Luncheon/ High Tea themed around the Titanic at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 20. It is “A Grand Maiden Voyage.” Tickets are $25 and are required by Feb. 1. Gift

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certificates are available. The program includes: Queen City Strings and Flute; Captain Edward Smith, Solo - Theme From Titanic, Style Show. Each table will be decorated by Milford’s Lilies of Garden Club with bone china, crystal and silver and dressed in the finest of linens. For reservations, contact cruise director Larel Grant at or 769-1916, ext. 10. This event supports the church youth program. The church is at 541 Main St., Milford; 831-5500.

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.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

Women’s Ministry meets the third Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. On Jan. 16 the guest speaker will be Shelley Sabga, who will discuss her writing career, her characters, her inspiration and her 2010 books. On Feb. 20 the guest speaker will be Pastor Grant Eckhart who will talk about women in the Bible. Seniors are invited to the Epiphany Party at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 21 for lunch at O’Charley’s 5262 Fields Ertel. Sign up at the church. The church is at 101 South Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-4244.

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. Sunday School and childcare is provided for all services. The church is continuing the 2010 New Year Sermon Series: “Shortcuts for a Faith-Filled Future!” On Jan. 17, the sermon “IMHO! (In My Humble Opinion... the Meaning of Humility)” based on the scripture

LEGAL NOTICE The personal property listed below will be sold at public sale to satisfy self storage liens. The items are claimed by and the sales will be held at Infinite Self Storage of Loveland, 10686 Loveland Madeira Rd., Loveland, Ohio 45140 on Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 12:00 noon. Cash only. Unit # A219 Ellen Blauvelt, 7512 Preserves Court, Sarasota, FL 34243 (Computer desk, assorted plastic tubs, mattress/box spring, mirrors, bicycle, miassorted crowave, cartons, framed picture, wooden shelf); Unit # A408 – Aman313 Feighery, da Drive, Cherokee Loveland, OH 45140 (Stereo, wooden table, assorted boxes, assorted plastic tubs, wall unit, clothing, lamps, electric fan, wooden trunk, television); Unit # D618 – Dan Dickerson, 241 Oneida, Loveland, OH 45140 (Backpack, small refrigerator, box of hangers, picture frame, assorted cartons). 8202

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readings Luke 14:1-11; Micah 6:8. 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.

SonRise Community Church

The church is hosting a free spaghetti dinner from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at 203 Mill St., Milford (formerly Bridge Café.) The meal is prepared for you and your family by a small group of volunteers from SonRise community church. They’ll be serving Spaghetti with meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and drinks the last Thursday of each month. All are welcome. For more information, call Dale at 5439008. The church meets at 203 Mill St., Milford; 576-6000.


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Sycamore Christian Church

Sunday Worship Service is at 10:30 a.m. Bible Study is at 9 a.m. every Sunday. The church is hosting Ladies WOW Study Group (Women on Wednesdays) at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month. The event includes light refreshments and a study of Beth Moore’s “Stepping Up.” The church hosts Adult and Youth Bible Studies at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. The church is at 6555 Cooper Road, Sycamore Township; 891-7891, www.sycamorechristianchurch.

Truelight Missionary Baptist Church

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

Zion Lutheran Church

Worship services are held weekly at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., both services offer nursery care and children’s church is available for the 11 a.m. service. A variety of interesting Christian education opportunities are offered for young children, youth, high schoolers and adults at 9:45 a.m., between worship services each week. The church is hosting the Absolutely Free Family Movie Night at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16. It will be an animated movie shown on the big screen in the Multi-Ministry Center. The movie is free, and there will be refreshments available for a free will offering. The church is at 1175 Birney Lane, Mount Washington; 231-2253.

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF SYMMES TOWNSHIP Notice is hereby given that the Board of Trustees of Symmes Township, Hamilton County, Ohio, will hold a Special Meeting on January 19, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of reviewing and prothe discussing posed design concept for the development of the Rozzi park proper ty. This meeting will be held at the Township Admin. Bldg, 9323 Union Cemetery Road. John C. Borchers Fiscal Officer, Symmes Township 944546/1001530785

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 SR-132County, a is and 26.28 BRIDGE REPLACE MENT (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


Mason United Methodist Church 6315 S. Mason-Montgomery Rd. (near Tylersville Rd. intersection) 513-398-4741 8:30 & 11:00 AM Traditional Worship 9:45 AM Contemporary Worship 1:30 PM Esperanza Viva, Hispanic Worship 9:40 & 11:00 AM Sunday School Childcare available

Sharonville United Methodist

8:15 & 11am Traditional Service & Kingdom Kids 9:30am Contemporary Worship & Sunday School 7:00pm Wednesday, Small Groups for all ages Infant care available for all services

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ST. PATRICK’S-LEBANON 232 E. Main St (corner of East & Main) Rev. Jacqueline E. Matisse, Pastor

932-7691 Holy Eucharist 10:30am Sunday School 10:30am Nursery Care Provided 5 min. from K-71 via Rt. 48

EVANGELICAL FREE 5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

Services 8:00 am, 9:15 am & 11:00am Steve Lovellette, Senior Pastor Nursery proivided at all services

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7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery (East of I-71 on Pfeiffer Rd) Worship Schedule 10:00 a.m. Worship and Holy Communion Baby sitter provided Pastor: Josh Miller

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Traditonal Services 8:45 & 11:00am Sunday School 9:30 & 11:00am

NON-DENOMINATIONAL FAITH BIBLE CHURCH 8130 East Kemper Rd. (1 mile west of Montgomery Rd) Services & Sunday School: 9:00am & 10:45am Nursery Available www.fbccincy.or 513-489-1114

NorthStar Vineyard Community Church

Sunday 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. Loveland High School, off of Rich Rd. 683-1556

Good Shepherd (E LCA)

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(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: Intelligent Design-Creationism and Science")

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

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

Church School for Everyone 10:10 am

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Montgomery Presbyterian Church 9994 Zig Zag Road Mongtomery, Ohio 45242

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Loveland Herald


January 13, 2010

The gift that keeps on giving Most of t h e m received gifts specific to them. Others received more generic items, such Linda as towels, Eppler p e r s o n a l Caring and care items so on. Sharing and But these gifts are no less appreciated. There were some fun things too – puzzles, cookies, games and pet treats. Once again the gifts were beautifully wrapped, and many gift bags had personal, handwritten notes, wishing the senior a Merry Christmas – personal notes from one stranger to another. But you don’t have to know someone to sincerely care for them and wish them well. I am always touched by the overwhelming response and I never cease to be amazed by the attention to

The last few weeks hundreds of generous volunteers in our community donated hundreds of gifts to older adults through our annual adopt-a-senior program. More than 300 people received gifts this year. detail, evidence of the giver’s love and care. Besides all the gifts delivered for Christmas, something else very special happened. We always have a number of donations to our gift panty. Typically, we fill late requests with those items. But there are usually a few items left after the first of the year our case managers deliver to folks they know can use a few “extras.” This afternoon, an older lady stopped by our office

asking for help. One of our case managers took her to our nearly depleted gift pantry, and helped her select a number of items, including pillows, sheets, blankets, sweatshirts, and even kitty litter and cat food. The lady was overwhelmed and thanked Sharon Brumagem, volunteer coordinator, for all the items. Sharon said, “It isn’t us, it’s our fantastic volunteers that donate all these things.” Right now, it’s dark and 17 degrees outside. There is a lady somewhere in our community snuggled up in a fleece shirt and soft, new blanket donated by one of our volunteers. And there are dozens more like her. To all of our adopt-a-senior volunteers: May the warmth of your gifts warm your hearts all winter long. God bless you every one. Linda Eppler is director of communications for Clermont Senior Services.

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INDIANA The rooms are only half of the reason to come to The Doolin House. Owners Charles and Allison just happen to both be chefs. Some of the breakfast specialties include Caramel Banana French Toast and Southern Eggs Benedict (2 fried green tomatoes topped with 2 slices of smoked bacon, 2 eggs over easy and Hollandaise). Chuck is usually in charge of breakfast and tries to do new and different things every day. Chef Chuck pointed out, “It’s fun to experiment with breakfast. It’s the one meal that encompasses all foods. It’s perfectly acceptable to see smoked salmon or a pork cutlet at the breakfast table. ”For those in no rush to rise and shine, breakfast in bed is served at no additional charge. When you need a weekend get away that’s not too far from home or you are planning your summer vacation to beautiful Lake Cumberland, remember that The Doolin House Bed and Breakfast is only a phone call away.

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Class gives portraits of Jewish leadership Starting the first week in February, the Goldstein Family Learning Academy Jewish Learning Institute will launch its winter course, “Portraits in Leadership: Timeless Tales for Inspired Living.” Portraits in Leadership is a study of the inspiring life story of six figures whose courage and determination helped Judaism weather its darkest hours. In the face of the first-century Roman assault on Jerusalem, the fundamental institutions of the Jewish people were utterly destroyed. But with wisdom and verve, these leaders took the radical steps that managed to preserve the essence of Judaism to this very day. “This course is one part history, one part biographyall parts uplifting inspiration,” said Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, course author. “Students are constantly looking for tools to deal with day-to-day challenges,” said local JLI instructor Rabbi Yisroel Mangel. “What better way to find guidance than from the wise example of others who encountered hardships and used them as the impetus for growth and change.” Lessons will examine a range of classic Jewish sources, drawing extensively from the stories of the Tal-

mud and modern commentaries that point out their personal significance to our lives. This new course will be offered at Chabad Jewish Center for either six Thursday mornings or Monday evenings. Morning classes begin from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, and evening classes begin from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8. The course costs $70, 10 percent discount for couples, and a 50 percent discount is being offered when you sign up with a new student, which includes a beautiful student textbook. “We are so sure that you will enjoy it,” said Rabbi Yisroel Mangel, “that we invite anyone interested to attend the first lesson free, with no obligation.” Portraits in Leadership, like all Goldstein Family Learning Academy educational programs, are designed for people at all levels of Jewish knowledge. Participants without any prior experience or background in Jewish learning can attend and will enjoy and benefit this course. For further information or reservations call 793-5200 or visit or visit for up-to-date information about Portraits in Leadership.

GATLINBURG. Choose a 2 or 3 BR chalet, conveniently located, richly appointed and meticulously main tained. Pet friendly. 877-215-3335 or visit Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge. Vacation in a beautiful log cabin or chalet with hot tub, Jacuzzi, views & pool tables. Call about specials! 800-436-6618



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Clermont Farm Bureau delegates attended the annual meeting of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) Dec. 2-4 in Cincinnati. They were among more than 300 OFBF members elected by their counties to finalize the organization’s policies for 2010. Representing Clermont County Farm Bureau are: Front row, from left, Calvin Aicholtz of Union Township, Craig Adams, OFBF state trustee and Don Andrews of Goshen Township; back row, Carl Schoellman of Wayne Township, Heather Utter, Organization Director Adams, Brown & Clermont and Richard Meyer of Bethel. This was the 91th annual meeting of Ohio Farm Bureau. In addition to setting policy, Farm Bureau members celebrated the passage of State Issue 2 in last November’s election and recognized outstanding individuals for their contributions to OFBF and Ohio agriculture.

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Last year when the economy appeared to be plummeting, I expected the participation in our adopt-asenior program to plummet as well. We submitted our publicity as usual, and I expected the worst. Shame on me. The economy did not affect the program at all. I learned my lesson quickly. So this year when someone asked me if I expected a decrease in response to the program due to unemployment and tough economic times, I said, “Absolutely not. People that are committed to helping others do not let the economy stand in their way.” I went into the program this year expecting great things and I was not disappointed. The last few weeks hundreds of generous volunteers in our community donated hundreds of gifts to older adults through our annual adopt-a-senior program. More than 300 people received gifts this year.





Christopher A. Brown, 20, 824 Mohican Drive, falsification, arrest-outside agency warrant, disorderly conduct, Dec. 22. Megan Elizabeth Mcbride, 21, 681 Park Lane W1, endangering children, Dec. 22. Matthew A. Cain, 21, 418 Wakefield, assault-knowingly, Dec. 28. Marlene M. Lloyd, 60, 6711 Oakland Road, passing bad checks, Dec. 29. Patricia J. Baksay, 63, 9369 Waterstone Blvd., recite other department, speed, Dec. 30. Juvenile, 15, theft, Jan. 4.

Incidents/investigations Assault-knowingly At 418 Wakefield St., Dec. 23.

Breaking and entering, criminal tools; possess At 309 W. Loveland Ave., Dec. 27.

Criminal damaging-knowingly

At 10692 Betty Ray Drive, Dec. 27.

Domestic violence

At 209 E. Loveland Ave., Dec. 28. At 813 Marbea Drive, Jan. 3.

Endangering children

At 681 Park Ave., Dec. 22.


At 901 Loveland-Madeira Road, Dec. 22.

Recite other department

At 100 Loveland-Madeira Road, Dec. 30.


At 800 Loveland-Madeira Road, Dec. 23. At 330 Loveland-Madeira Road, Dec. 26. At 11801 Rich Road, Jan. 4.

| DEATHS | POLICE | Editor Dick Maloney | | 248-7134 BIRTHS


Your Community Press newspaper serving Loveland, Miami Township, Symmes Township


About police reports

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.

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Our interactive CinciNavigator map allows you to pinpoint the loction of police reports in your neighborhood. Visit: ship ship

MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Dustin R. Niehaus, 27, 582 Wards Corner, obstructing official business, Dec. 22. Joshua E. Cutter, 29, 976 Tarragon, obstructing justice, Dec. 22. Daryl L. Cromer, 44, 1209 Naomi, drug paraphernalia, open container, intoxicated in roadway, Dec. 23.

Robert Powell, 41, 1480 Ohio 131, domestic violence, Dec. 24. Josh Pierce, 29, 6065 Donna Jay, resisting arrest, Dec. 24. Adrian E. Brumette, 21, 70 Glendale Milford, drug abuse, drug paraphernalia, disorderly conduct, Dec. 24. Josh M. Henneke, 32, 70 Glendale Milford, drug paraphernalia, drug abuse, Dec. 24. John B. Barbara, 42, 70 Glendale Milford, drug abuse, Dec. 24. David H. Marcum III, 18, 5705 Cromley, drug paraphernalia, drug possession, Dec. 26. Michael D. Conover, 21, 6041 Mill Row Court, open container, Dec. 26. Jared P. Struck, 19, 19 Cemetery Road, drug possession, operating vehicle under influence, Dec. 29. Jacob A. Struck, 22, 711 Middleton Way, drug abuse, Dec. 29. Ashley M. Wilke, 19, 19 Cemetery Road, drug possession, Dec. 29.

• Wear layered lightweight clothing, which will keep you warmer than a single heavy coat. Gloves (or mittens) and a hat will prevent loss of body heat. Cover your mouth to protect your lungs. • Wear waterproof, insulated boots to keep your feet warm and dry and to maintain your footing in ice and snow. • Walk carefully on snowy, icy, sidewalks. After the storm, be extremely careful if you have to shovel snow. It is physically strenuous work,

23. Coil taken from AC unit at VFW; $1,500 at Ohio 131, Dec. 23. Diamond earrings taken; $150 at 5900 Meadow Creek, Dec. 23. Purse taken while victim was at Meijer at Ohio 28, Dec. 24. Merchandise taken from Meijer at Ohio 28, Dec. 26. Christmas decorations taken at 6569 E. Knollwood, Dec. 26. Jewelry taken; $2,223 at 1180 Ronlee Drive, Dec. 28. Cash etc. taken from vehicle at 6557 Pleasant Valley, Dec. 25. Gasoline not paid for at BP Station; $30 at Ohio 131, Dec. 28.

Alan L. Delanoy

Aluminum rims taken from Mccracken Trucking & Excavating; $8,400 at 16 Glendale Milford, Dec. 28.

Mailbox pulled from ground at 8883 Appleseed Court, Dec. 15.

Margaret Opal Hurley

Criminal simulation, theft

Four $20 bills passed at United Dairy Farmers at Ohio 50, Dec. 22.

Domestic violence

At Ohio 131, Dec. 24.

Grand theft

2003 Ford taken; $6,000 at 5780 Observation, Dec. 22.


Incidents/investigations Criminal mischief


Sunglasses valued at $1,000 taken from a vehicle at 11943 Parkmeadows, Dec. 14. Vehicle window broken, purse containing identification, cash and credit cards taken at Golden Corral at 12090 Mason Road, Dec. 11.

Gift cards and diamond ring taken; $2,350 at 1221 Ridgewood, Dec. 23. Medication, I-Pod, etc. taken from vehicle at 5850 Buckwheat, Dec.

The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization, led by volunteers, that provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. The Cincinnati Area Chapter serves a 25-county area in Southwestern Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana. American Red Cross and the United Way of Greater Cincinnati partners in fundraising.

If you must go outside

Ingeborg W. Adkins, 79, of Loveland died Dec. 31. Survived by husband, Maxwell Adkins; son, Wayne Adkins; and daughter, Cindy Adkins. Services were Jan. 6 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Loveland.


Breaking and entering

About the Red Cross

• Use generators correctly – never operate a generator inside your home, including the basement or garage. Do not hook up a generator directly to your home’s wiring. The safest thing to do is to connect the equipment you want to power directly to the outlets on the generator. • Don’t forget your pets – bring them indoors. If you can’t bring them inside, provide adequate shelter to keep them warm and make sure they can get to unfrozen water.

Ingeborg W. Adkins

Male was assaulted at 1031 Ohio 28 No. 1, Dec. 26.

Incidents/investigations Assault

so take frequent breaks and stay hydrated. Seek medical attention immediately if: • You have symptoms of hypothermia, including confusion, dizziness, exhaustion and severe shivering. • You have symptoms of frostbite, including numbness, flushed gray, white, blue or yellow skin discoloration, numbness or waxy feeling skin.

Traveling safely

Avoid traveling by car in a storm, but if you must... • Carry an emergency preparedness kit in the trunk. • Keep your car’s gas tank full for emergency use and to keep the fuel line from freezing. • Let someone know your destination, your route, and when you expect to arrive. If your car gets stuck along the way, help can be sent along your predetermined route. For a complete list of Winter Storm Safety Tips visit or contact Nikki Williams at 513-579-3910.


Margaret Opal Hurley, 89, of Loveland died Dec. 30. Survived by children, John (Donna) Hurley and Jayne (John) Lambert; grandchildren, Johnny Hurley, Jacquline Hurley, Jade Lambert and Jaimie LamHurley bert; greatgrandchildren, Jessica Hurley and Jennifer Hurley; siblings, Jeanette

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. Harrison and Howard Warren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father, Charles Warren; mother, Velma (nee Davis) Warren; husband, Howard Eugene Hurley; son, Jeff Hurley; four brothers and one sister. Services were Jan. 6 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Goshen.

Steve Austin Nelson

Steve Austin Nelson, 52, of Loveland died Jan. 5. Survived by wife, Tracy (nee Yockey) Nelson; children, Steven Austin Nelson, Austin E.J. Nelson, Tasha Southard, Scott Brown and Joshua Yockey; Nelson grandchildren, Porter Nelson, Nicole Brown, Mylla Southard and Nylla Southard; and siblings, Barbara (Bill) Harty and Wayne Nelson. Preceded in death by father, John Nelson; and mother, Jody (nee Shearer) Nelson. Services were Jan. 9 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Loveland.


558 Paxton Ave., Rick Coburn & Janine Hooverman to Hubert Goepferich IV, 0.5140 acre, $164,000.


150 Commerce Blvd.: Cws Realty Of Georgia Inc. to 150 Commerce Boulevard Ll; $900,000. 1886 Lindenhall Drive: Hendrix Scott E. to Scarlet & Gray Enterprises

LLC; $61,632. 6 Pueblo Place: Grether Anna M. to Sizemore Anthony M.; $90,000. 900 Marbea Drive: Baker James H. Tr & Larue S. Tr to Bennett Roberta M. & James C.; $132,900.


1217 Queenie Lane, HBSC Bank USA trustee to Lydo Property Management LLC., $74,000.

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10472 Stablehand Drive: Pescovitz Charles & Kathleen L. to Cantillo Edgar F. Tr & Ilonka B. Laviz Tr; $442,289. 11905 Stonemark Lane: Okrasinski Patricia S. to Boymel Jonas; $535,000. 9725 Union Cemetery Road: Adkins Kenneth C. & Mary Laura to Garry Brasch Custom Homes Inc.; $89,900.

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About real estate transfers

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.


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Study shows deer accidents in urban, rural areas Updated safety statistics from the Ohio Department of Transportation reveal that motorists in both rural and urban regions of the state need to watch out for dangerous – and sometimes deadly – accidents involving deer-vehicle crashes. In 2008, there were a total of 24,582 deer-vehicle crashes reported in Ohio, resulting in six people killed and 1,127 injured. Nearly

half of the accidents occurred between the beginning of October and the end of December. The ODOT safety study shows there were 5,176 accidents in November 2008 alone – roughly 172 accidents each day. The study also reveals that deer-vehicle crashes are not limited to rural areas of the state. In fact, the total deer crashes were greatest

in the Akron area (601 crashes in Summit County) and the Cincinnati area (593 crashes in Hamilton County) last year. In District 8, a total of 2,689 deer-vehicle crashes were reported in 2008, resulting in 123 injured. In 2008, ODOT workers spent 30,060 hours handling 17,185 deer, at a cost to the state of $1.8 million.



Alan L. Delanoy, 77, of Loveland died Jan. 3. Survived by children, Brenda (Robert) Switzer, Gary (Caroline) Delanoy and Jeffrey Delanoy; grandchildren, Paige Switzer, Logan Switzer, Morgan Reed Delanoy, Liam Will Delanoy, Kenzie Skye Delanoy and Journey Ray Delanoy; and two step-daughters. Preceded in death by father, Olin Delanoy; mother, Orpha (nee Glaw) Delanoy; first wife, Marilee (nee Long) Delanoy; and second wife, Billie (nee Steinhaus) Delanoy. Services were Jan. 8 at Prince of Peace Church.

Winter preparedness … are you ready? Do you know what to do in case of a winter storm, or what the difference between a winter storm watch and warning? Don’t worry – the Cincinnati Area Chapter of the American Red Cross has the answers, and can get you ready for when those white flakes start falling. A winter storm watch means a winter storm is possible in your area. If a storm watch is issued, watch for changing weather conditions and avoid unnecessary travel. A winter storm warning means the winter storm is on its way. When a storm warning is issued, stay indoors. A blizzard warning means your area is headed for blinding, wind-driven snow, heavy winds, and dangerous wind chills and you should seek shelter immediately. “It is very important to know the difference between the types of winter storms in your area,” said Ron Hakes, director of disaster services for the chapter. “What is more important however, is being equipped the appropriate supplies at all times so that no matter where you are or what level of emergency the storm has reached you are always prepared.” Follow these tips to stay safe and warm during the storm: • Do not use candles for lighting if the power goes out. Use flashlights only.




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