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Most people who walk into the Schoolhouse Restaurant for the first time would not even know there was a fire. Beth Miller, who owns the Camp Dennison restaurant with her brothers Chris and Jeff Miller and her sister Pam Miller-Shrout, said that some of the customers have remarked that there are no traces of the June 25 fire that closed the restaurant. SEE LIFE, B1

Role playing

The Loveland Early Childhood Center on Loveland-Miamiville Road is one of the public schools in the Loveland City School District and hosts all of the district’s preschool classes. The classes are split between children with special needs and children described as “typically developing students” whom school officials say act as peer role models. SEE SCHOOLS, A4

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Board: Levy needed for status quo

Pennington abstains, not wanting to burden taxpayers

By Jeanne Houck

New School like old School


Voters in the Loveland City School District will be asked to approve a 3.5-mill operating levy May 3 – even though one school board member says it is unfair to keep asking residents to pony up more property taxes for educational expenses. Linda Pennington abstained when her fellow Loveland Board of Education members voted Jan. 18 to put the levy on the ballot, saying she agrees on the need for the levy, but thinks “we need to find a better way to fund schools, and not from taxpayers through property taxes.” Board President Kathryn Lorenz, Vice President Christine Olsen and members Katie Bontrager and James Kolp voted for the operating levy. School officials say it would cost homeowners about $107 more a year per $100,000 of home valuation and generate about $2.7 million annually for the district.

“It is always difficult to come to the community asking for additional funds, but the board believes that we have been responsible with Pennington the taxpayer funds entrusted to the district and can show additional funds are needed now,” Lorenz said. “The new funds are not for added programs, but rather, to continue current programming and maintain the district’s academic excellence.” Treasurer Brett Griffith said the levy is needed because the district is losing revenue from multiple sources. “Between the loss of federal stimulus funds, personal tangibleproperty revenue, Duke Energy tax dollars and state revenue, this levy is necessary to continue the level of education expected in our community,” Griffith said. School officials said they are making plans for what to do

“It is always difficult to come to the community asking for additional funds, but the board believes that we have been responsible with the taxpayer funds entrusted to the district and can show additional funds are needed now. The new funds are not for added programs, but rather, to continue current programming and maintain the district’s academic excellence.”

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should the levy fail. In March, they expect to share potential reductions. “While the administration and board of education are optimistic the community will support the levy, it would be irresponsible for us not to plan for either scenario,” Loveland Schools Superintendent John Marschhausen said. “The district is committed to providing our voters with the impact of this levy. Our community needs to know what is at stake should the additional funding not be secured. “By sharing these facts ahead of time, our voters will have time to ask questions and be informed before going to the polls in May,”

Fundraiser to revive combat

Rozzi Park will be finished this year

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By Amanda Hopkins

Susie Thomas of Turner Construction said the Rozzi park property construction will start April 4. She said the construction on the Symmes Township park will last through October and be finished in November. “(The park) will be complete this year,” Thomas said. Thomas said bids will open for the project Jan. 19. There was a pre-bid meeting Jan. 11 at the Symmes Township administration building where representatives from Turner Construction will be available to answer questions for potential bidders. Representatives from Turner Construction will make recommendations for bid approvals to the township Board of Trustees at the Feb. 8 meeting. Thomas said after the construction starts in April, Turner Construction will be available at all of the regular trustees meetings each month to give updates on the project. Thomas told trustees during the Jan. 4 trustees meeting that there were a few minor changes to the park plan. Amphitheater-style seating will

Marschhausen said. Voters approved a no-millage increase operating levy in 2008 that the board promised would last until 2012. If voters approve the 3.5-mill operating levy in May, it will begin to be collected in January 2012. A financial forecast for the Loveland City Schools shows ever-larger deficits in the years ahead – including one of more than $5 million by June 30, 2013. Loveland’s per-pupil expenditure was $9,446 annually, compared to $9,608 for similar districts and the state average of $9,525, the forecast, issued last fall, said.


The entrance to the Rozzi property on Lebanon Road in Symmes Township is blocked off from any unauthorized vehicles. Susie Thomas of Turner Construction said construction on the newest Symmes Township park is set to start April 4. Turner Construction will make recommendations for bid approvals to Board of Trustees at the Feb. 8 trustees meeting.

The projected plan site for Rozzi Park. be added around the playground equipment and a chain-link fence will be put behind the backstop at the baseball fields. There will also be more of a clearing at the North

Lebanon Road entrance to the park for better visibility. Thomas previously said that the bids are projected to keep the project in the $2.2 million budget.

Organizers are working to raise money to bring the “Toughest Two Minutes in Sports” back to Milford. Miami Township firefighters Ross Pawlak and Tom Porter first brought the Firefighter Combat Challenge to the area in 2009. “Initially, we got tired of traveling, so we thought we’d see what it took to bring it here ... We decided to make it a community event and it has grown from something very simple into an event that really promotes the community,” Pawlak said. “We don’t really want it to be like a festival, but we do want to promote Milford and Miami Township and to recognize the fire service and how demanding the job can be,” he said. The Firefighter Combat Challenge is a global event that challenges firefighters in a series of five tasks – climbing a five-story tower, hoisting a 42-pound hose roll, chopping, dragging a hose and rescuing a life-sized adult victim. This year’s Firefighter Combat Challenge will start with the corporate sponsor challenge early

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Montgomery official presents Loveland with management award By Jeanne Houck

Loveland officials say winning an international management award is sweet – and having a fellow public servant from Montgomery present it sweeter still. Montgomery City Manager Cheryl Hilvert recently gave Loveland officials a

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plaque for earning a Certificate of Distinction from the ICMA (International City/County Management Association) Center for Performance Measurement, based in Washington, D.C. Hilvert made the presentation at a Loveland City Council meeting on behalf of the ICMA, of which she is one of three Midwest region vice presidents.


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Loveland Mayor Rob Weisgerber said the city was honored to have someone with Hilvert’s credentials present the award for performance measurements, in which public bodies measure how well they are performing by comparing investments with outcomes. Loveland was among just 18 communities to receive the Certificate of Distinction, and the only one in Ohio. Said Hilvert, “This award represents the fine work done by the city of Love-

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Montgomery City Manager Cheryl Hilvert presents Loveland City Manager Tom Carroll (left) and Loveland Mayor Rob Weisgerber with an award from the International City/County Management Association. land and complies with strict requirements of ICMA’s Center for Performance Measurement in the areas of types of data to be collected, requirements for public reporting of that data, training for staff, surveying

Fundraiser Saturday, April 16, at the Milford Target. Firefighter challenges will continue through Saturday and into Sunday, April 17. There also will be a kid’s challenge area, Pawlak said. Although the event is held at the Target at River’s Edge, it is supported by the Miami Township Local 3768 Firefighters Union and the Milford Community Fire Department. To bring the event to the Milford Target parking lot, local organizers have to come up with a third of the event’s cost, about

of the public and general leadership in making the collection of performance data an important activity of the city. “Loveland is clearly a leader in our area in this important work,” Hilvert said.

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$25,000, plus the cost of things like dumpsters and security. The other twothirds of the event are paid with entry fees and national sponsorships. This year’s local sponsors include Target, TriHealth, Bethesda North, Great Oaks, Terrace Park and Lykins Oil. MilfordMiami Township Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Karen Huff said they are looking for additional sponsors. Huff can be reached at 831-2411 for more information. “We are still looking to

raise funds,” she said. “This is a unique event and we are looking for ways to pay for it.” There also will be a fundraiser from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, at Putter’s Tavern & Grill, 5723 Signal Hill Court. Huff said there will be split the pot and a raffle for a Harley Davidson Superglide Custom worth $13,000. Tickets are $20 each of three for $40 and can be purchased at the chamber office, 983 Lila Ave., or online at


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January 26, 2011


Council candidates have strong business backgrounds

The eight people who have applied to fill a vacancy on Loveland City Council have strong backgrounds in business or financial auditing. Council was expected to choose one of them Tuesday, Jan. 25, to serve the next 10 months of the unexpired term of Paul Elliott, a seven-year councilman who resigned Dec. 29. The six men and two women who have applied to succeed Elliott – whose term ends Dec. 5 – are: • Phillip Altieri Jr., director of sales at the Ellenbee Leggett Co. in Fairfield, which distributes food and provides food-service programs. He’s a member of Loveland’s Finance Committee, the former treasurer of Loveland’s Amazing Race and the former president of the Loveland Softball Association. “Given my related experience and outstanding leadership abilities, I would

appreciate your consideration to serve the citizens of our city,” Altieri said. “I believe my skills are an excellent match for this opportunity.” • Steven Gallagher, territory manager in Greater Cincinnati for the R.E. Michel Co., a wholesale distributor of heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment and supplies based in Glen Burnie, Md. He’s a member of the board of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America Greater Cincinnati Chapter and a member of the education advisory boards of the Live Oaks Career Development Campus in Mt. Repose and Fortis College in Sharonville. Gallagher said he is an “experienced owner and manager with skills leading a sales team, building key account relationships, developing sales forecasts, product pricing and launching new products to the marketplace. “(I have a) proven ability in creating customer programs that reinforce loyalty

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• Angela Settell, who retired as acting Internal Revenue Service Ohio district director, in which she oversaw a multi-milliondollar budget and 1,600 managers and employees in 21 posts of duty. She’s president of the Claiborne Homeowners Association and a former member of the Symmes Township Finance Committee. “A resident of Loveland since 2006, I believe my professional experience and organizational skills would enable me to contribute to Loveland’s future,” Settell said. • Thomas Vormwald, a software and information technology specialist with Logic Technology Inc. in Blue Ash. He’s a former U.S. Marine, a member of the Ohio Air National Guard and first vice commander of both the American Legion Post 256 in Loveland and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5749 in Loveland. “I’m a real people person

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By Amanda Hopkins Phil Beck remains the president of the Symmes Township Board of Trustees despite being away in Afghanistan. Beck, an officer in U n i t e d States Navy, is on a tour of duty in Afghanistan until July. Trustee Jodie Beck Leis made a motion during the organizational portion of the Jan. 4 meeting to appoint Beck to the position for 2011. While he is away, board Vice President Ken Bryant fills in on the presidential duties. Bryant will also serve as the township representative for Intercommunity Cable Regulatory Commission. Leis is the representative for the ad hoc park expansion committee, the Hamilton County Planning Partnership and the General Health District Advisory Council. Beck is the representative for Symmes Township with the Hamilton County Township Association, and the Coalition of Large Ohio Townships. Fiscal officer John Borchers said when meetings come up for Beck’s committees, township officials will notify the other trustees who can then decide who will represent the township before Beck returns. The trustees also approved the reappointment of Borchers as fiscal officer. New township administrator Brian Elliff was appointed as township representative to the Cincinnati Horticultural Society and the Tax Incentive Review Council.

and value.” • Barry Kuhn, president of and a consultant on equity compensation plans. “I have experience in leadership, influence, teamwork and partnering with others to achieve goals,” Kuhn said. “I have managed head counts, prepared and administered budgets and projections and have championed process improvements.” • Paulette Leeper, immediate past president of the Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce. She’s a member of Loveland’s Finance Committee and of Loveland’s Board of Zoning Appeals. She served on Loveland City Council from 1997 to 2001. “I believe my experience in the past as a council person and the fact that I am one of the more regular attendees of both council meetings and committee meetings will allow me to step in seamlessly and aid the city in its ongoing efforts toward continuous


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January 26, 2011

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Loveland preschool uses peers as role model By Jeanne Houck

The Loveland Early Childhood Center on Loveland-Miamiville Road is one of the public schools in the Loveland City School District and hosts all of the district’s preschool classes. The classes are split between children with special needs and children described as “typically developing students” Bush whom school officials say act as peer role models. Here, Kyle Bush, principal of the childhood center, discusses the history and future of the program.

How long has Loveland had a preschool program? “Loveland Schools has had a preschool program in the district since 1993.” Are preschool classes the only classes offered at the Loveland Early Childhood Center? “The Loveland Early Childhood Center also serves all of the district’s kindergarten students and some of the first grades. This allows the young students who are enrolled in our preschool to be grouped with the youngest school-aged students in the district, which we prefer and the parents really appreciate.” Are there morning and afternoon preschool sessions? “Yes. The morning session runs from 9 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. The afternoon session runs from 1 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.” How long do the preschool sessions last? “Two hours and 45 minutes, Mondays through Thursdays.” How many teachers teach preschool? “Three teachers, each with two classroom aides. All preschool staff serves both (a morning and a afternoon) session, for a total of six sections of preschool at our school.” How many children are enrolled in preschool this school year? Is that more than in years past? “Our program is designed to serve the special needs of 3-

and 4-year-olds with developmental delays and disabilities, as well as 5-year-olds who turn 5 past the date for kindergarten eligibility. The structure of our program is to have up to eight students with developmental delays in a class, and to match them with up to eight typically developing students as peer role models. As such, the number of students in a class is capped at 16 and the number of class sections we offer is determined by the need in the community we serve. Currently we have 95 students in our program. This has remained consistent within the past few years.”

What is preschool designed to do and what kinds of education and activities are presented? “The preschool is designed to serve the developmental needs of preschool-aged students with identified special needs, while at the same time enriching the typically developing students who comprise half of the students in each class. The program has an occupational therapist and a speech/language pathologist who are both integrated into each of the preschool classrooms, as well as being available for pull-out services for students whose Individualized Education Plans indicate the need for such service. The program itself is a play-based program that focuses on peer socialization, developing language and communication skills as well as early literacy and math skills and age-appropriate developmental activities. Our program follows a curriculum that is based on the state of Ohio preschool curriculum.”

Ella Kady, a preschooler at the Loveland Early Childhood Center, runs her hands through a large container of rice and smooth, brightly colored balls, which she will scoop into piles.

Anything new with the preschool program? “This is the third year for the most recent change in our preschool. Prior to the 2008-2009 school year the program model was designed so that each class served up to eight students with special needs and included up to four typically developing students. Starting in 2008-2009, the program was expanded to include up to eight typically developing students in each class. This allows for more positive peer role models for the students with developmental delays, as well as allows us to offer more availability to parents of typically developing children who wish to access our pro-

Do parents have to pay for preschool? “For students who qualify as having a preschool disability, the program is offered tuitionfree. For typically developing students, the parents must apply to the program and, if their child is accepted, pay $250 per month tuition.”

Lynn Oury, a preschool teacher at the Loveland Early Childhood Center, reads to her class.




Loveland Early Childhood Center preschooler Brian Anderson pauses to consider the camera pointed at him.


Preschooler Elise Cooper takes a break at the Loveland Early Childhood Center.

gram. The change has been a positive one, and each year we receive more applicants for spots reserved for typically developing students than we are able to accommodate. We maintain a waiting list for those students who we aren’t able to initially accept, and generally we do have some waiting-list students who end up in the program.”


Student teacher Heidi Furterer sits with four of her preschool charges at the Loveland Early Childhood Center as they listen to another teacher read a book aloud. The students are, from left: Alex Westfall, Ally Etter, Kayla Greatorex and Colton Brown.


Loveland Early Childhood Center preschoolers Tammy Munoz (left) and Kelsey Carr enjoy a snack.



Mary Ryan (left on mat) and Gabby Barnett, preschoolers at the Loveland Early Childhood Center, practice “skating” on shaving cream.

Tara Schnicke, a preschool teacher at Loveland Early Childhood Center, helps her students make paper snowmen. The children are, from left: Sebastian Jordan, Dakota Clark and Will Spieser.


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January 26, 2011

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Loveland loses heart-breaker to Anderson The following are submitted Loveland boys basketball summaries.


Anderson 40, Loveland 39 – In a Jan. 18 game that came down to the wire against Anderson, Wes Kyles led all scorers with 18 PTA

and three rebounds. Anthony LaMacchia had nine points and Nick Hoffman had 11 rebounds.

Junior varsity

The Loveland junior varsity boys basketball team lost its only game this week falling to confer-

ence foe Anderson at home on Jan. 18. The Loveland JV squad played Anderson close in the first half with strong outside shooting, but the size and strength advantage for Anderson took its toll in the second half. The leading scorer for the JV

team was freshman Austen Funke who finished with 11 points for the game. Sophomore Ben Iaciofano and freshmen Will Edison and Alex Hesse also contributed to the scoring effort for the boys.


Anderson 39, Loveland 33


MND swim team ahead of schedule

The week at Loveland

• The Loveland girls basketball team lost 48-45 to Kings, Jan. 15. Loveland’s top-scorer was Ariel Fisher with 12 points. On Jan. 19, Glen Este beat Loveland 64-44. Loveland’s top-scorer was Ariel Fisher with nine points. • In wrestling, Loveland placed fifth with a score of 129.5 in the Charlie Moore Invitational, Jan. 15. Loveland’s Michael Weber beat Reading’s Kendric 13-8 in the finals; Austin Inabnitt pinned St. Xavier’s Gordon in 3 minutes, 50 seconds in the third place final; Brennock pinned St. X’s Swan in 1 minute, 40 seconds; and Will Evans beat Thatcher of Centerburg 14-9 in fifth place finals. • In boys swimming, Loveland placed 18th with a score of 26 in the Southwest Ohio Classic, Jan. 15. • In girls swimming, Loveland placed 11th with a score of 46 in the Southwest Ohio Classic, Jan. 15. • In boys bowling, Milford beat Loveland 2,429-2,411, Jan. 18. Loveland’s Danny Tringelof bowled a 439. • In girls bowling, Loveland beat Milford 2,081-1,847, Jan. 18. Loveland’s Toni Gardner bowled a 333.

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Loveland guard Anthony LaMacchia drilled two threepointers and scored nine points against Anderson.


Tigers fall by 1

Loveland High School senior Wes Kyles spots an opening during a 40-39 home loss to Anderson Jan. 18. Kyles finished with a game-high 18 points.


Loveland senior center Nick Hoffman, who averages doublefigures, scored five points and grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds in the loss.

The week at CHCA

• In girls basketball, Seven Hills beat Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy 40-33, Jan. 15. CHCA’s top-scorer was Morgan Prescott with 12 points. On Jan. 19, CHCA beat New Miami 48-26. Prescott had 14 points. • The Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy wrestling team placed 12th with a score of 48.5 in the Charlie Moore Invitational, Jan. 15. CHCA’s Dixon beat Roger Bacon’s HcHale in a 16-1 technical fall. • In girls swimming, CHCA placed 30th with a score of 9 in the Southwest Ohio Classic, Jan. 15. • In boys basketball, CHCA beat Dayton Christian 68-57, Jan. 18. CHCA’s topscorer was Aaron O’Neill with 21 points.

The week at Moeller

• The Moeller boys swimming team placed 10th with a score of 62 in the Southwest Ohio Classic, Jan. 15. • In boys bowling, Moeller’s Oehler was named All-Tournament after scoring 488 in the Greater Catholic League Tournament, Jan. 17. Moeller placed fifth as a team. On Jan. 18, Moeller beat Woodward 2,4457-2,184. Nick Kadon bowled a 352 for Moeller.

The week in Press Preps

• Nick Dudukovich posted a video of Loveland wrestlers Kylle Knabe and Gunner Lay. • We posted the hiring of the CHCA boys golf coach. • We listed the sporting event changes when the snow hit Thursday, Jan. 20. To see this week’s stories and other blog entries, visit presspreps

– On Jan. 18, the Loveland freshman boys basketball team lost their home game 33-39 to Anderson. Reid Waddell (12), Brian Bullock (9), Alex Dziegel (4), Brendon Dziegel (4), and Bryce Demoret (3) led the Tigers in scoring. The Tigers are 8-4 for the season.

Quite striking


The Seven Hills School’s fifth and sixth grade boys Strikers team, “Team Antonsson,” ends its soccer season as the Ohio SAY Soccer State Tournament runner-up. The team’s impressive run also included a 15-3 overall record and a league championship. The Stingers were coached by Stefan Antonsson, John French, and Marty DeWitt. The players are, in front, Emil Balian of Anderson Township, Andres Antonsson of Mt. Lookout, George NeCastro of East Walnut Hills, Chase Gardner of Hyde Park, Nick French of Hyde Park, Sam Gosiger of Hyde Park, Max Routh of Mt. Adams, Danny Rogers of East Walnut Hills; (back) Vaibhav Vagal of Mason, Miles DeWitt of Clifton, Tindar Cyr of East Walnut Hills, Randy Vaughn of Madisonville, Patrick Samaha of Loveland, Robby Shaffer of Hyde Park, Ben Schiff of Hyde Park, and Charlie Karamanoukian of Mt. Lookout. Not pictured are Alex and Matt Kreines of Ridgewood.

Pleasantly surprised sums up the head coach’s reaction to the action. The head coach? Mount Notre Dame swimming coach Jay Frentsos. The action? That’d be Mount Notre Dame High School’s performance in the Southwest Ohio High School Swimming and Diving Classic Jan. 15-16 at St. Xavier’s Keating Natatorium. “If you had told me at the beginning of the year that we would finish 14th out of 110 teams,” Frentsos said, “I wouldn’t have said that’s impossible, but it would have been better than I thought.” Well, the Cougars are ahead of schedule. MND totaled 77 points en route to finishing ahead of Girls’ Greater Cincinnati League-Scarlet rivals McAuley (38), Seton (17) and Mother of Mercy (10), which finished 22nd, 31st and 36th, respectively. Ursuline (420) finished first, while St. Ursula (249) finished fourth. “I’m real happy with how we did,” Frentsos said. “The kids swam well, and they’re definitely a good group of ladies.” Sophomore Maddie Rapp of Reading led the Cougars, finishing fifth in the 100 backstroke (1:00.37) and the 200 butterfly (2:14.35), eighth in the 200 backstroke (2:12.92) and 16th in the 400 individual medley (4:48.64). “Maddie’s a year older and a year better,” Frentsos said. “I hate to use the word mature because people take it the wrong way and think she wasn’t mature before, but she’s really matured as an athlete.” Rapp also helped MND to a sixth-place finish in the consolation finals of the 200 medley (1:57.95) and a second-place finish in the

consolation final of the 400 medley (4:13.53). Assisting her were senior Chloe Meyer of West Chester, junior Kelly Cutter of Loveland and freshman Katie Kruspe of Oakley. “I think we have a legitimate shot at sending a relay to state,” Frentsos said. Meyer also finished tied for third in the consolation final with Mercy sophomore Rachel Hester in the 200 breaststroke (2:31.69). “Last year was Chloe’s breakout year,” Frentsos said of the captain. “I like her attitude and her leadership and everything she represents.” Mary-Kate Mullinger of Blue Ash, meanwhile, was seventh in diving (364.05). The Cougars have a few dual meets before competing in the GGCL Championships. Diving will be held Jan. 31 at Miami University, with swimming slated for Feb. 2 at St. Xavier. Frentsos uses dual meets to help determine which swimmers will swim in which events Feb. 2. He has, however, been more than impressed with the aforementioned Kruspe, as well as senior captain Erin Conklin and Elyse Spraul, both of Sharonville. “Elyse is a very good role swimmer,” Frentsos said. “She will step in and swim events that aren’t her favorite or best events, but she does it to help the team score points.” Frentsos knows MND will need all the points it can get to procure yet another top-three finish at the GGCL Championships – and he isn’t resting on the team’s laurels. “I was thrilled with how we did (at the Classic), but when a meet is over, I don’t put a lot of stock in it anymore,” Frentsos said. “I’m happy with how we did, and I thought everybody performed well, but we still need to go out and swim GGCLs.”

Booth, Caldwell lead Tiger swimming By Tony Meale

Loveland High School senior Hailey Booth stole the show. In the biggest meet of the regular season – the Southwest Ohio High School Swimming and Diving Classic, which was Jan. 15-16 at St. Xavier’s Keating Natatorium – Booth finishing third in 100 butterfly (1:00.14), second in the 200 fly (2:09.45), fifth in the 200 individual medley (2:13.38) and 10th in the 400 IM (4:41.76). “Hailey impressed me maybe more than any-

body,” Loveland head coach Dan Ketchum said. “She had a great meet. Her butterfly looks great – as good as I’ve seen from anyone this year. And her IMs aren’t far behind.” Booth led the girls team to a 10th-place finish, while the boys were 18th. Senior Austin Caldwell led the boys with a first-place finish in the 100 freestyle (47.06) and a second-place finish in the 50 free; his time of 21.66 was just 100th of a second off Harrison junior Alex Hutchinson, who won the event. “A 50 is a such a tricky

thing,” Ketchum said. “There’s about 19 things you have to do perfectly, and if you mess one up, it hurts you. But he’s still one of the best in the district and the state. He’s been our leader and captain all season, and he’s a great person to coach.” Caldwell was also first in the consolation final of the 200 free (1:44.09), while junior Andrew Albert was eighth in the 200 IM (2:04.60). Matt Swaine was fifth in diving (357.55). Booth, however, was the top Tiger. In addition to three indi-

vidual top-five finishes, she guided several relay teams to notable finishes, including the 400 freestyle, which placed seventh overall (3:45.00). Rounding out the 400 free were senior Alex Dschaak, who finished 14th in the 50 freestyle (25.39), sophomore Taylor Dschaak, who finished 10th in the 200 fly (2:15.56), and freshman Kate Randall. Booth and the Dschaak sisters – along with junior Dani Wheeler – also finished fifth in the consolation finals in both the 200 free relay (1:43.96) and 400

medley relay (4:14.55). Booth, who last year was named Fort Ancient Valley Conference-Buckeye Swimmer of the Year, has signed with Illinois University, while Alex Dschaak has signed with Marshall University. The FAVC Diving Championships will be Jan. 28 at Turpin, with the Swimming Championships to follow Jan. 29 at Miami University. The boys won the Buckeye division last year, while the girls tied for second. Ketchum likes where his team is at this point in the season.


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Job resource assistance clears employment hurdle Few of us have lived during a time when our community has suffered so much. At Jewish Vocational Service, we hear about it every day: • People who once donated to food pantries are now going to the same food pantries for groceries. • People who once lived comfortable lives are now losing their homes to foreclosure. • People who once wore fashionable clothing have had to accept donations of business attire just to look presentable during job interviews. Many are experiencing these problems for the first time. Some must cobble together several jobs to pay their heating bills or put gas in their car.

It can take more than a year to find a job, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, especially if you’re older than 45. Peter Bloch Getting help Community finding a job is but Press guest important, the seemingly columnist simple act of acknowledging the need for that assistance can be painful. The effort to reach out for help is made more difficult by a lack of knowledge about where to turn. A professional career consult-

CHATROOM Jan. 19 questions

Loveland City Council is scheduled to vote Jan. 25 on whether to sponsor the HeartStone Tour cycle event later this year. Do you think Loveland should host this event? Why or why not? No responses. Do you think political rhetoric caused the deadly shootings in Tucson, Ariz.? Why or why not? “Regarding the Tucson, Arizona, shooting, it seems clear that the shooter was certifiably mentally ill. Psychosis can escalate to the point that the individual becomes a danger to himself or others. This said, I feel that political rhetoric and Sarah Palin’s crosshair target of this candidate helped the shooter zero in on the victim for his frustrations. “There is also another aspect to this case that needs to be considered. As noted repeatedly in the coverage of this event, the first mental breakdown often occurs in the late teens. As a veteran mental health worker, I can state from experience that the first breakdown frequently coincides the start of college. “I believe that our colleges need to take greater responsibility in these cases and not just handle an acutely psychotic enrollee by having security send him packing as happened here. This is not just for the good of others but their own self protection as he might just as well have returned to blast his fellow students.” A.M.B. “I think there are unstable people in our world now and in the past. They will find any excuse to take down some one or show up armed in some school etc ... They are bipartisan idiots. Granted the political climate and economy have been rampant with problems, but life is rarely easy and for some it appears to be impossible to handle. The main problem with their wielding a gun is they are pointing it in the wrong direction. Go figure!” T.D.T. “I don’t think the rhetoric contributed directly to this particular incident, but the overall tone of guns and targets as a way to settle differences, incites emotions and puts ideas into the heads of unstable radicals. There were three assault arrests made of people who said they were influenced

Next questions Which roads in your community are most in need of repair? What grade would you give President Barack Obama for his first two years in office? Do you plan to vote for him in 2012? Every week The Loveland Herald asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with “chatroom” in the subject line. by Glenn Beck. We have to reconsider civility, compromise and a kinder and gentler nation. Agree to disagree as adults, not thugs.” A.T. “This an easy answer for anyone who has paid attention to what happened. The young man’s action suggests he was insane by whatever definition you want to use. His writings, from what I have heard, were not political. He apparently believed that the government was trying to control him through ‘grammar.’ This had nothing to do with today’s political rhetoric, as despicable as it is. D.S. “Vicious partisan rhetoric can create an atmosphere of hatred that makes violence more acceptable to some. It is easier to attack someone you have been led to believe is your enemy. “I think it’s shameful that some politicians and broadcasters will use their national forum to fan the flames of political, cultural or religious hatred, enriching themselves by teaching listeners and viewers to despise other Anerucans who hold opposing beliefs. How sad that Gabrielle Gibbons, who had the courage to speak out against this sort of toxic rhetoric, became the victim of a hater’s gun. D.B. “Movies and books by the ‘America-hating left’ on how to assassinate President Bush were just “artistic views,” while Republican talk on merely enforcing laws on illegal immigration, terrorism and other prominent issues is viewed as “hate speech.” “The left is merely using this event for their own, selfish political gain. Thank God we now have a Republican Congress to stop the left’s next move, the first of which would be gun control.” C.J.H.

ant – someone who can enhance an individual’s job search skills – can be the answer. Yes, it’s important to have impressive work skills and a strong employment history. Here’s something that’s just as important: learning how to write an effective resume and cover letter, sharpening interviewing skills and polishing professional networking techniques. Many come to Jewish Vocational Service for that help. Our Cincinnati Career Network coaches people in job search skills. We’re committed to helping people rebuild their lives whether they’re unemployed or underemployed, entry-level workers or top executives.

To find help

Cincinnati Career Network – SuperJobs Center – Ohio Department of Job and Family Services – Job Search Focus Group – United Way – We’re not the only ones offering such assistance. Other nonprofit and government agencies in Greater Cincinnati that can help are the SuperJob Center in Cincinnati, the Job Search Focus Group in Hyde Park and the Ohio

Matters of faith: We are hopeful, but not convinced I have been interested in religious beliefs and interfaith relations for many years. As a child, there was religious animosity that I faced with no idea how to deal with. When I went off to college, an Episcopal minister lived across the street. We would often sit on his front steps and discuss religion. I learned a lot about my own religion that I didn’t previously know. He was also very enlightening on other religions. I valued those meetings for their information and the fellowship. Times have changed since then. For most religions, tolerance has become the norm. Sadly, not in all cases. Just recently, I was asked an intolerant question about a particular religion. I have read their holy writings and, to be truthful, they seem a bit odd. That is not for me to judge. I defended them as just and upright people. In our mixed society, that is all that should matter. I have been fortunate to have had friends, employees and associates of many religions and races. My experience is that the variety of these relationships has enriched my life. One funny incident I would like

to include was an army experience. I had learned to swear in Syrian one summer while teaching swimming in a summer camp. Edward Levy The next year, I Community was in the Press guest Army. I got mad at a columnist sergeant and swore at him in Syrian. He knew I was swearing at him, but couldn’t do anything because he didn’t understand what I was saying. One of my fellow privates in the ranks behind me started laughing. He was a Syrian Muslim from Dearborn Michigan. We became good friends during our basic training. We sometimes compared our religions. I felt we were both more appreciative of each other because of that experience. Over the years my opinion of Muslims has been hardened by terrorist activities. I find that very sad. My sadness extends to what I believe are the vast majority of Muslims who are peaceful and good citizens. The version of the


I have been fortunate to have had friends, employees and associates of many religions and races. My experience is that the variety of these relationships has enriched my life. Qur’an I have read does not support terrorism. It allows defense, but says that non-Muslims should be allow to live in peace among them if they pay the poor tax. Locally, the Good Shepherd Church had an interesting lecture about Islam. My wife and I attended one of the sessions. When we left, we had the same comment. We were hopeful, but not convinced. The moderate Muslims need to promote Islam as a religion of peace. The present international reputation of Muslims is not conducive to that important image. The rest of us cannot tell the difference between the peaceful ones and the terrorists. That can only cause serious trouble for the peaceful ones in the future. Edward Levy is a longtime resident of Montgomery and a former college instructor.


Commissioners – meet at 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday in Room 605 of the County Administration Building, 138 E. Court St., downtown. The next meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 2. Call 946-4400. Educational service center governing board – meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 11083 Hamilton Ave. The next meeting will be Wednesday, Feb. 16. Call 742-2200. Regional planning commission – meets at 12:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the County Administration Building, eighth floor, 138 E. Court St., downtown. The next meeting will be Thursday, Feb. 3. Call 946-4500.


Board of zoning appeals – meets at 5:30 p.m. the last Wednesday of the month, as needed. The next meeting will be Wednesday, Jan. 26. City council – meets at 8 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month in city hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave. The next meeting is Tuesday, Feb. 8. Call 6830150. Environment and tree committee – meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Thursday of the month

at city hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave. The next meeting will be Thursday, Feb. 17. Call 683-0150. Mayor’s court – meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month in city hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave. The next meeting is Thursday, Feb. 3. Call 683-0150. Planning and zoning commission – meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month in city hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave. The next meeting will be Monday, Feb. 21. Call 683-0150. Recreation board – meets when necessary and members are available. Call 6830150.


Board of education – meets regularly at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month in the Loveland Intermediate School media center, 757 S. Lebanon Road. The next meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15. The board will not meet in December. Call 683-5600. Board work sessions are at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month, in the board office. The next work session is Tuesday, Feb. 1. The board will not have a work session in December.

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Department of Job and Family Services. Many colleges have career advisors for their students and graduates. In addition, private placement firms provide similar services for a fee. The United Way of Greater Cincinnati has a telephone referral service (2-1-1) that can help with many needs, including finding a job. Landing a job can be difficult at any time. With unemployment soaring, it’s even more difficult now. Seeking professional advice can make a big difference. Peter M. Bloch is president and chief executive officer of Jewish Vocational Service in Blue Ash. Cincinnati Career Network is a JVS service.

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Trustees – Business meeting at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at the Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive. The next meeting is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15.


Board of zoning appeals – meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month (only if there is business) in the township administrative building, 9323 Union Cemetery Road. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 7. Call 683-6644. Historical society – meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of every month in the township administrative building, 9323 Union Cemetery Road. The next meeting will be Thursday, Feb. 17. Call 683-6644. Trustees – meet at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month in the administrative building, 9323 Union Cemetery Road. The next meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 7. Call 683-6644. Zoning commission – meet at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month in the administrative building, 9323 Union Cemetery Road. The next meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16. Call 6836644.



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Siblings from left: Chris Miller, Beth Miller, Pam Miller-Shrout and Jeff Miller said they didn’t even have to advertise that the Schoolhouse Restaurant was open. The restaurant was closed for three and a half months after a fire gutted the kitchen June 25. The Millers parents Don and Phyllis Miller opened the restaurant in 1962 and their children took over in 2004.

The Schoolhouse Restaurant back in business after fire By Amanda Hopkins PROVIDED

John and Emily Clark are teaching their children how to be good neighbors From left: Lily, Mathias and Thomas.

Neighbors benefit from family – and its snow blower By Jeanne Houck

John and Emily Clark’s neighborhood in Blue Ash features homes with formidable driveways – which may look impressive from the street but can cause problems for senior residents and everybody when it snows. “They are lovely neighbors and have three young children, but they find the time to stop their car and pick up the paper that is thrown in the yard for our next-door elderly neighbor and deliver it to his door every day so he can just open his door and pick it up,” another neighbor, Tracy Tomer, said of the Clarks. “During snow events, John will come over and plow all of the neighbors’ driveways – including ours,” said Tomer, who is 45 years old and a Realtor. “This is a huge undertaking as our driveways are long and many of the neighbors are elderly and would never be able to shovel their own driveway. “He gets out there and smiles and does it and that is that,” Tomer said. “Snow is flying and John is out there in sub-zero and waving and laughing. “John’s family owns (H.J.

Benken Florist & Greenhouse in Silverton) and he never made a big deal of that and I did not even realize he was a part of that family until a couple of years ago. “John just scoops snow off of our driveway before he goes to work at the garden center as he leaves much earlier than we do for our work. It is magical!” John Clark is 33 and landscape manager at Benken Florist & Greenhouse. Emily Clark is 31 and recently unemployed. Their children are Mathias, who is 6 years old; Thomas, who is 3 years old, and Lily, who is 7 months old. “John and I share the same compassion for helping people and find it important to show our children,” Emily Clark said. “Since growing up on the street myself, we are surrounded by neighbors I have known for a lifetime. We recognize the fact that some may need a little more help, especially with the snow. “John is one of the few neighbors on the street with a snow blower, and he knows much it helps,” Emily Clark said. “Honestly, he really enjoys it and looks forward to a big snow just as a child would.”

Most people who walk into the Schoolhouse Restaurant for the first time would not even know there was a fire. Beth Miller, who owns the Camp Dennison restaurant with her brothers Chris and Jeff Miller and her sister Pam Miller-Shrout, said that some of the customers have remarked that there are no traces of the June 25 fire that closed the restaurant. “Everything is the same,” Beth Miller said. The Schoolhouse Restaurant was


Dan Duke and his fiancee Beth Fissel of Miami Township have family dinners in the Schoolhouse Restaurant at least eight times a month. Duke said he had to find a new place to take the family while the restaurant was closed after a fire last June.

built in 1862 and served as a school for area children until 1954. Don and Phyllis Miller bought the building in 1961 and opened it as a restaurant in 1962. The Miller children took over for their parents in 2004. The restaurant caught fire around 8:10 a.m. June 25. The fire, which started in the kitchen, was ruled accidental. The Millers had to close the restaurant for three and a half months during the restoration. It reopened Oct. 14. Chris Miller said everything had to be taken out of the restaurant cleaned. Mary Pugh of Milford has worked at the Schoolhouse Restaurant since November 1979. She helped with the restoration of the building by washing dishes and helping clean up some of the mess from all of the smoke damage. Pat Draper is also glad to be back to work as the main cook. She has worked at the restaurant for 47 of the 49 years it has been opened. Several of her children and grandchildren have also worked at the Schoolhouse Restaurant. Pam Miller-Shrout said none of the artifacts in the restaurant were damaged and everything went back to the same place it was before the fire. The only difference is the upstairs dining room which was renovated to accommodate private parties of


Pat Draper has worked at Schoolhouse Restaurant for 47 years. Many of her children and grandchildren have also worked in the Camp Dennison restaurant. Draper said she likes the new kitchen and is glad to be back to work after the fire that closed the restaurant for three and a half months last summer.


Chris Miller, one of the owners of the Schoolhouse Restaurant in Camp Dennison, talks with regular customers Dan Duke and his fiancee Beth Fissel of Miami Township. The customers said they are glad they can come back to get the chicken and meatloaf for dinner. The restaurant closed for three and a half months after a fire in the kitchen June 25. around 50 people. “Everyone was afraid we’d close,” Chris Miller said. “But we’re back.” For more information on the Schoolhouse Restaurant, call 8315753 or visit the Facebook page for the latest updates.


The only thing that looks different in the Schoolhouse Restaurant in Camp Dennison is the upstairs dining room. Beth Miller said guests can reserve the room for birthdays, reunions, rehearsal dinners or office parties. Right now the room can hold up to 50 people for the events.

Museum Center features series of hands-on programs Calling all budding scientists and historians. Explorers University, the newest educational workshop series, has kicked off at Cincinnati Museum Center Explorers University is the third tier of the educational program series, fea-

turing Sprouts Institute (6 years and younger) and Bright Ideas (5-10 years). Explorers University offers hands-on learning opportunities to enhance the Museum Center experience for students 9-15 years.

Learn about the process of bridge construction and how to build your own out of a few simple materials at this workshop on Feb. 5 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Then, see if you can wow the judges with your design at the bridge building contest

on Feb. 19. On March 6 from 2 to 3 p.m. participants will craft Pottery from the Past. Explore a variety of Native American pottery techniques and create your masterpiece to take home. Test engineering skills

from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. April 9 with the Egg Drop workshop. The museum will provide the materials – you provide the design. Will your egg withstand the fall? Take home a prize if you outlast the competition. To snag a spot at our

Explorers University workshops, call 287-7021. Each workshop is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Museum admission is not included in the workshop fee. Learn more at


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January 26, 2011



Dewey’s - Pizza and More, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares - Symmes Township, 11344 Montgomery Road, With Chuck Lipp, regional manager at Dewey’s, teaches how to toss the crust as well as create some special pizzas. Includes harvest salad, Southwest BBQ chicken pizza and steak and wild mushroom pizza. $45. Registration required. 489-6400; Symmes Township.


Codependents Anonymous, 7 p.m., Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous, Inc. 503-4262; Montgomery. F R I D A Y, J A N . 2 8

FESTIVALS Montgomery Elementary Carnival, 5:30-9 p.m., Montgomery Elementary School, 9609 Montgomery Road, Inflatables, games, prizes, food, silent auction and raffle. Tickets available for activities. Benefits Montgomery Elementary PTO. Free. 686-1730. Montgomery. HEALTH / WELLNESS


Healthy-U, 10 a.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, All chronic diseases. A small group workshop led by facilitators focusing on problem solving and building self-confidence to help people maintain their health and manage chronic health conditions. Participants meet for 2.5 hours, once a week for six weeks, and learn simple ways to control their symptoms. Registration required. Presented by Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio. 792-5654; Amberley Village.


Health Screenings, 10 a.m.-noon, Owens Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, 7319 Montgomery Road, Blood pressure screenings, stress screenings and consultation about your wellness needs. Free. 784-0084. Silverton.


Karaoke, 10 p.m., Silverton Cafe, 791-2922. Silverton.


Kelly Richey and Friends, 8 p.m.-midnight, Redmoor, 3187 Linwood Ave., Benefits Art Education. 871-6789; Mount Lookout.

Karaoke, 10 p.m., Silverton Cafe, 7201 Montgomery Road, 791-2922. Silverton.


Bob Cushing, 6-10 p.m., Applebee’s, 10635 Techwood Circle, Free. 769-6201. Blue Ash.


Vic Henley, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, $10, $5 college and military night. Ages 18 and up. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.


An Evening with Mark Twain, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, By Samuel Langhorne Clemens, directed by Eleanor Shepherd and starring Bill Hartnett as Mark Twain. $17. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. Through Jan. 30. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

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An Evening with Mark Twain, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township. S A T U R D A Y, J A N . 2 9


A Laughter Yoga Experience, 9-10:30 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Combines laughter exercises and yoga breathing to give you health benefits of hearty laughter. With “laughologist” Patrick Welage. Ages 18 and up. $10. Reservations required. 985-0900; Montgomery.


Tea Leaf Green, 9-11:30 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, Doors open 8 p.m. Four-piece rock and jam band from San Francisco Bay area. $15. With Sons of Bill. Presented by WNKU. 731-8000; Oakley.


Vic Henley, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $15. Ages 18 and up. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Bob Cushing, 7 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, 697-9705. Loveland.


Linton Peanut Butter and Jam Session, 10-10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-noon, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road, Interactive and educational children’s chamber music series for preschoolers and their families. Includes free Graeter’s cookies. Ages 2-6. Family friendly. $12 flexbook of four tickets; $4. Presented by Linton Peanut Butter & Jam Sessions. 381-6868; Kenwood.


Jewish and Israeli Film Festival, 7 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, “The Yankles.” Opening night: $25 includes film and pre-show ballpark reception with popular baseball snacks like peanuts, popcorn, kosher franks and more. Seven thought-provoking and award-winning films provide insight on Jewish life, culture, history and more. All-access pass: $75, $60 students and ages 60 and up. Single film: $10, $7 students and ages 60 and up. 722-7226; Amberley Village.

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Wine Bar Tasting, 2-6 p.m., The Wine Store, Fifty cents per taste. 984-9463; Montgomery. Tea Tastings and Tea Leaf Readings, 2-5 p.m., The Spice & Tea Exchange, 2637 Edmondson Road, Sample black, white, red, green and herbal teas, understand their origins, health benefits and the art of brewing and enjoying tea. Free. 531-7000; Norwood.


Diabetes Conversation Maps Sessions, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates, 4460 Red Bank Road, Suite 100, Small group discussions of type 2 diabetes. $30 for four sessions; $10 per session. 2715111. Madisonville.



Vic Henley, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $15. Ages 21 and up. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.


The Rockin’ Adventures of Peter Rabbit, 11 a.m.-noon and 1-2 p.m., Raymond Walters College Muntz Hall, 9555 Plainfield Road, Muntz Theater. ArtReach, division of Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, gives Beatrix Potter’s beloved characters a modern musical makeover. Ages 3-10. $5. Presented by ARTrageous Saturdays. 745-5705; Blue Ash. An Evening with Mark Twain, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.


Experiencing the Grail, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Women spend the day sharing with and learning from members of the international women’s movement called the Grail which includes spiritual search, social transformation, ecological sustainability and the release of women’s creative energy. Includes conversation, music, hands-on activities and multi-media history. $25 includes lunch. Reservations required. 6832340; Loveland. Making of America Seminar, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Loveland Presbyterian Church, 360 Robin Ave., Explore creation of first free nation in modern times. In-depth look at political and economic principles of U.S. Constitution. Dr. Earl Taylor, president of the National Center for Constitutional Studies, speaker. $25. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati 912 Project. 910-5853; Loveland.

The Blue Ash Branch Library is welcoming author Joanne Giovanna Delli Carpini Trimpe at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29. Trimpe is the chef for priests who live in St. Peter In Chains Cathedral. She will share the story of her life and her family’s Italian, Venezuelan and North American heritage; her culinary adventures and a cooking demonstration with samples from her cookbook “Holy Chow.” Books will be available for sale and signing. Giovanna Trimpe is pictured inside the kitchen of St. Peter in Chains Cathedral. S U N D A Y, J A N . 3 0

FILMS Jewish and Israeli Film Festival, 3 p.m. (“Berlin ‘36”) and 7 p.m. (“Anita”), Mayerson JCC, All-access pass: $75, $60 students and ages 60 and up. Single film: $10, $7 students and ages 60 and up. 722-7226; Amberley Village.


Jewish and Israeli Film Festival, 7 p.m., Mayerson JCC, “The Matchmaker.” Allaccess pass: $75, $60 students and ages 60 and up. Single film: $10, $7 students and ages 60 and up. 722-7226; Amberley Village.


Vic Henley, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, $10, $5 bar and restaurant employee appreciation night. Ages 18 and up. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.


An Evening with Mark Twain, 2 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.


Open House, 12:30-2:30 p.m., St. Mary School, 2845 Erie Ave. 321-0703. Hyde Park. M O N D A Y, J A N . 3 1


Flying Pig Prep Training, 6-7 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, All levels. Weekly through April 18. Resistance training program designed to increase muscular endurance, flexibility and performance. Ages 18 and up. $300. Registration required. 985-6745. Montgomery.


Open Mic Night, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Hosted by Bob Cushing. Free. 697-9705. Loveland. Karaoke, 9 p.m., InCahoots, Free. 793-2600. Blue Ash. T U E S D A Y, F E B . 1


Photography Workshop for Kids, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road, Weekly through Feb. 22. Learn basic controls on common point-and-shoot digital camera, composition and tricks. Digital camera required. Ages 8-14. $40. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 7458643. Blue Ash.


Jewish and Israeli Film Festival, 7 p.m., Mayerson JCC, “An Article of Hope.” Allaccess pass: $75, $60 students and ages 60 and up. Single film: $10, $7 students and ages 60 and up. 722-7226; Amberley Village.


Samba Jazz Syndicate, 7-10 p.m., Cactus Pear Southwest Bistro, 9500 Kenwood Road, No cover. 791-4424. Blue Ash. W E D N E S D A Y, F E B . 2

COOKING CLASSES Calling all Chocoholics, Noon-1 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Learn to prepare chocolate creations that also happen to be healthy. With Nata Etherton, gourmet cook, and Julie Shapero, dietitian. Ages 18 and up. $15. Reservations required. 9850900; Montgomery. LECTURES

Blue Ash Community Cafe Series, 7-8 p.m., Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road, Presentations that enlighten, educate and entertain. Open to the public. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 745-6251; Blue Ash.



The “World Famous” Lipizzaner Stallions come to The Bank of Kentucky Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28. The performance includes traditional movements and exercises, leaps and maneuvers. Tickets are $31.50, $26.50 and $24.50 for adults, $31.50, $14.25 and $13.25 for ages 60 and older and 2-12. Call 800745-3000 or visit

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


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It’s understandable to doubt God’s love in our hard times Does he or doesn’t he? Does God really love us? Love me? We’re told in the scriptures that he does. And sometimes we think so, and sometimes we wonder. Our problem is we’re confused about all the aspects of real love and how they’re expressed. In our understanding of love, it’s not a “many splendored thing,” but rather specific. It’s always romantic, sensual, accompanied by music, roses, and dinners on the town. Hearing that God loves us leads us to expect we’ll soon be living on Easy Street. Televangelists imply that God will heal all sicknesses, give us twice as much money as we donate to them, and take all the problems out of our lives. Many a person’s spiritual life is made worse by this kind of thinking – that God’s love always goes easy on us. Actually his grace wants to gradually transform us. A sculptor, operating on

our premise, could n e v e r strike the b l o w s w h i c h bring out a beautiful Father Lou s t a t u e a Guntzelman from cold block Perspectives of marble. The marble could complain the sculptor is being too uncaring and harsh – not knowing the final figure he has in mind. Parents, believing only in love’s comfortableness would: not have their child inoculated because it brings tears; enrolled in school because of homesickness; expect chores at home in order to earn money for video games. Good parents may seem harsh at times to their children. Their genuine love for their child’s growth and well-being is only appreciated later on. God’s love is expressed in many ways. It can be

An insightful prayer says: “I asked God to take away my sickness and give me health, but he permitted my illness to continue longer so I could learn compassion; I prayed for a better paying job, and instead he gave me an appreciation for the one I have now; I prayed to be loved more intensely, and he taught me how to love others more.” playful, sacrificial, formative, giving, passionate, as well as demanding. Love is not meant only for stroking egos but for forming them. We accept the medicine because we trust in the love of the one who administers it. Why is it, then, when we look for signs of God’s love we expect them to always make us more comfortable? Sometimes they do. At other times they call forth more from us. They chip off pieces of our ego. An insightful prayer says: “I asked God to take away my sickness and give me health, but he permitted my illness to continue longer so I could learn compassion; I prayed for a better paying job, and instead he gave me an appreciation for

Livinglife atSeasons As a 23 year employee of Seasons I felt that Seasons was the right place for Mom. But I wanted the decision to be hers. After touring several local communities, Mom decided Seasons was where she wanted to call home. We no longer worry, we have peace of mind that Mom has a full social calendar, and is having fantastic Resident Mary Lou Busam and meals prepared by Chef Dennis Glosser. Employee/Daughter Betsy Flynn She participates in programs that are entertaining and educational. We recently had a conversation with Mom, she told us she doesn’t miss her house of 33 years. That’s when we knew, Seasons had truly become her home.

the one I have now; I prayed to be loved more intensely, and he taught me how to love others more.” It takes a long time and a lot of spiritual maturity to learn how to trust in a love that doesn’t always give us what we want. So human-like, St. Teresa of Avila chided God about this once: “No wonder you have such few friends, treating them the way you do.” There are always doubts and ambiguity about what God allows in our lives. “Why this? Why that?” we ask. Every adverse thing that

happens we consider a disaster, a permitted evil, and a sign of an unloving God. Professor Belden Lane of St. Louis University, sees it differently. In his book, “The Solace of Fierce Landscapes,” he states his approach to the perceived evils in his life: “I wouldn’t be satisfied with answers to the problem of evil if I had them. “What I desire most of all is the assurance of God’s love… that won’t let go. In struggling with God, none of us minds losing so long as we know ourselves to be loved.” Like a child lacking insight, we all struggle with God occasionally about what’s good for us and what’s not. We accuse God of being uncaring when he allows us to be roughed up by life at times. We think we know what’s best for us. Sometimes we do. But

only perfect love knows perfectly. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

LEGAL NOTICE OF SYMMES TOWNSHIP The regular February 1, 2011 meeting of the Board of Trustees of Symmes Township, Hamilton County, Ohio, was canceled and has been re-scheduled for Tuesday, February 8 at 7:00 p.m. This meeting will be held at the Township Admin. Bldg., 9323 Union Cemetery Road. John C. Borchers Fiscal Officer, Symmes Township 1616200

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It’s a free-for-all: dairy-free, gluten-free dishes I have been getting requests for dairy-free baked goods, and also other requests relating to gluten free substitutions for flour. So today I’m sharing some easy recipes that allow those on restricted diets to enjoy some “lovin’ from the oven.”


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These rolls are dairyfree, cholesterol-free and low-fat. Don’t be squeamish about the ingredients here. Powdered creamer is used by more than a few bakers to achieve a nice-tasting, dairy-free dinner roll. They taste as good as they look. The diabetic exchange is 11⁄2 starch, 1⁄2 fat for each roll. You can do this by hand or machine. 1 tablespoon rapid rise yeast plus a couple pinches sugar 21⁄4 cups warm water (110-115 degrees) 1 ⁄3 cup sugar 1 ⁄3 shortening 1 ⁄4 cup powdered nondairy creamer 21⁄4 teaspoons salt 5-6 cups bread flour Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Dissolve yeast and pinches of sugar in warm water. In a mixing bowl, add sugar, shortening, creamer,

salt and 5 cups flour. Add yeast and mix well on low speed. Turn to medium and beat until smooth. Rita Add more Heikenfeld flour if necesRita’s kitchen sary to make a soft but sticky dough. Either knead it for six to eight minutes by machine or by hand. If doing by hand, turn out on floured surface. Knead until smooth, like a baby’s bottom. Place in bowl coated with cooking spray, turning once to coat top. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch down and turn out onto lightly floured surface; divide into 18 to 24 pieces. Shape each piece into a roll. Place 2 inches apart on sprayed baking sheets. Cover and let rise until doubled, 30 to 45 minutes.

Bake for 12 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

1 cup ricotta cheese 1 ⁄2 cup Parmesan 1 egg 14 oz. pasta sauce with meat 4 no-cook lasagna noodles 11⁄3 cups Mozzarella

Dairy-free cookies

These chocolate chip cookies are dairy-free and cholesterol free. OK, this has tofu in it but again, try it. You may surprise yourself. From Marian, who loves chocolate chip cookies with a healthy twist. 1 cup unsalted margarine 1 cup unrefined cane sugar 2 tablespoons light molasses 1 ⁄4 cup light, firm tofu, puréed 1 teaspoon vanilla 13⁄4 cups unbleached flour 1 ⁄4 cup whole wheat flour 1 ⁄2 teaspoon baking soda 1 ⁄4 teaspoon salt 1 ⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon (opt.) 12 oz. chocolate chips Preheat oven to 350. Beat margarine, sugar and molasses until light and fluffy. Add tofu and vanilla; beat for a minute. Mix flours, soda, salt and cinnamon together. Add to creamed mixture and mix lightly until blended. Fold in chips. Drop by rounded tea-


Dairy-free rolls are easy to make.

spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake eight to 10 minutes. Don’t overbake.

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Store this in airtight jar and you’ll have plenty n hand when you need it. Use in place of flour for breading chops, coating meat or to thicken gravy and soup.

Mix together:

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Easy lasagna for two

Carol Williams (no, not the Channel 9 news anchor), an Eastside reader needs recipes for two. So if you have some to share, please do. “We’re empty nesters and I have too many leftovers,” she said.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine ricotta, Parmesan and egg. Set aside. Spread 1⁄3 cup sauce in bottom of spayed loaf pan. Top with one noodle. Spread 1 ⁄3 cup sauce to edges. Top with 1⁄3 reserved cheese mixture and 1⁄3 cup Mozzarella. Repeat layers twice, topping with remaining noodle and sauce. Bake, covered, 25 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with rest of Mozzarella. Bake about 10 minutes more. Let sit 10 minutes before cutting. Tips from Rita’s kitchen: Use regular lasagna noodles and boil just until tender, but not all the way done. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@ with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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Amy Irene Collett, 28, 663 Park Ave. G2, drug abuse-possess/use, Jan. 11. Henry Thomas Haas, 21, 405 Broadway St., re-cite other department, Jan. 11. Justin L. Freeman, 19, 890 W. Loveland Ave. 02, drug abuse instrument (not marijuana), drug abusepossess/use, Jan. 11. Juvenile, 14, domestic violence, criminal damaging/endangering, Jan. 11.

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Creek, assault, Jan. 3. Tyler Scott, 20, 1138 Fox Run, assault, Jan. 3. Anthony Badaguallo, 20, 1416 Sunrise, assault, Jan. 3. Loretta D. Foster, 28, 5679 Greimann, theft, Jan. 3. Rodney P. Burdick, 35, 1430 Emerson, felonious assault, Jan. 5. Timothy C. Johnson, 42, 6281 Traylor, physical control, driving under suspension, drug paraphernalia, drug possession, open container, Jan. 4. Frederick McLane, 37, 125 Queens, drug paraphernalia, Jan. 7. Sean C. Beckett, 27, 5988 Meadowcreek, persistent disorderly conduct, Jan. 8.

Incidents/investigations Assault

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SYMMES TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Shawn Penny, 43, 9060 Linx Road, domestic violence at 9060 Link Road, Jan. 4. Ashley Walton, 21, 660 Park Ave., theft at 9201 Fields Ertel Road, Jan. 2. Keisha Walton, 20, 660 Park Ave., theft at 9201 Fields Ertel Road, Jan. 2. William Hopple, 20, 365 Trask Wood Circle, underage consumption at 9100 Coachtrail, Jan. 1.

Computer taken; $2,500 at 420 Walnut Grove, Jan. 6. TV, laptop computer, etc. taken; $2,700 at 802 Ohio 131, Jan. 5. Laptop computer, guns, medications, etc. taken; $10,910 at 969 Ohio 28 No. 123, Jan. 5.

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Reetha V. Aldred, 94, of Loveland died Jan. 13. Survived by daughter, Linda (Jan) Meyer; brother, Robert (Minnie) Davis; grandchildren Kelley (Rick) Biehl and Shannon (Dan) Bishop; six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in Aldred death by father, John Davis; mother, Bessie (nee Hanes) Davis; and husband, William Russell Aldred. Services were Jan. 17 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Loveland. Memorials to: Arthritis Foundation, 7811 Lauren Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45243.

Elizabeth R. Ball

Elizabeth R. Ball, 87, of Loveland died Jan. 12. Survived by nieces Margaret (Michael) Ball Rippy and Linda (Bill) Ball Wilson; nephews Gary (Debbie) Ball and Tom Ball; great niece, Emily (Josh) Ball Hendrickson; and greatnephews Kenny (Angela) Weis, Andrew (Brian) Weis, William Ball, Zachary Ball and Alex Wilson; sisterin-law, Esther Ball; and friend of more than 70 years, Peggy Mack. Services were Jan. 21 at MihovkRosenacker Funeral Home, Evendale. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263; or Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Norman Ray Pohl

Norman Ray Pohl, 77, of Loveland died Jan. 17. Survived by wife, Muriel (nee Eggerding) Pohl; children Tamara (James) Gallaher, Timothy (Donna) Pohl and Steven (Danielle) Pohl; grandchildren Beth (Chad) Grimes, Katy Gallaher, Jamey Gallaher, Chris (Erin) Majors, Jason (Christine)

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Virgil Smith

Virgil Smith, 90, of Loveland died Jan. 16. Survived by wife, Ruth (nee Slover) SMith; children Kerry (Pat) Smith, Darrell (Donna) Smith, Sharon (Gary) Hall, Sandra (Ron) Hoskins and Elissa (Sherril) Morgan; grandchildren Leslie, Brian, Amy, Gary, Kerry and Lindsay; greatgrandchildren Brandon, Ashley, Brittany, Jordan, Christian, Donovan, Justus, Madaly, Luke, Tylas and Olivia; and great-great-grandchild, Chandler. Preceded in death by father, Henry Herman Smith; mother, Orlena (nee Williams) Smith; grandchild, Curtis; and sister, Verdia. Services were Jan. 22 at First Baptist Church of Loveland.

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Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. E-mail announcements to m, with “Religion� in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. Mail to: Loveland Herald, Attention: Andrea Reeves, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, OH 45140. The church has a time “Especially for Children� at both the 9:30 and 11 a.m. worship services. All children are invited to come to worship with their families in the sanctuary For those with children under the age of 2, the church has a professionally staffed nursery which is open to children at all services. Sunday school for all ages is offered at 9:30 a.m. Additional classes for pre-kindergarten through sixth grade are offered at 11 a.m. Join the United Methodist Women from 9:45 to 11 a.m. the first Thursday morning of each month for UMW, a time of fellowship, devotion and ministry at LUMC. The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-1738.

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On Sunday, Feb. 6, Northern Hills Synagogue Sisterhood will have its monthly meeting in the Zorndorf Social Hall at Northern Hills Synagogue. A brief meeting will take place at 2:30 p.m., followed at 3 p.m. by the delightful and informative program, “Tea Time.� The community is invited to an exciting, change-of-pace event. Come explore the world of tea. A universal symbol of hospitality, friend-

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

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UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 "Wisdom From the Parables: The Unforgiving Servant"

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 Worship Services Contemporary Sat 5pm & Sun 9am Traditional Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Full childcare & church school at all services. 513-677-9866 Dr. Doug Damron, Sr. Pastor (across from the Oasis Golf Club) Rev. Lisa Kerwin, Assoc. Pastor

6635 Loveland Miamiville Rd Loveland, OH 45140



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


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4309 Cooper Rd. At Reed Hartman Hwy 791-1153 • Rev. Michael Brewer, Pastor • 9:00 AM Sunday School for Teens & Adults • 10:30 AM Worship • 10:45 AM Sunday School for Grades K-6 Nursery Care Provided Fellowship Hour following Worship Service

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A Loving, Praying, Caring Church Join us for Sunday Services


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

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

Covenant and Kingdom, a pastor-led, six-week class focusing on the big picture of the Biblical narrative through mega-themes of covenant and kingdom, will meet Saturday evenings, Sunday mornings, Wednesday mornings and evenings starting the week of Jan. 22. A study book must be ordered. Please call the church. Living Beyond Yourself: Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit, a Beth Moore Bible series, examines the fruit of the spirit as presented in Galatians. The class will meet at 7 p.m., Thursdays, starting Jan. 20. Fifth and sixth-graders’ Games + Giving is from 6:30-9 p.m., Friday, Jan. 28. Join for pizza and games, plus a service project. Blankets will be made for the Linus Project, plus greeting cards to go with the blankets. Please call the church. Bread Baking Class is 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Feb. 5. Watch demonstrations, get hands on experience, and learn how to grind flour. No experience is necessary. Worship service times are 5 p.m. Saturdays; and 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 101 S. Lebanon Drive, Loveland; 683-4244;;


FAITH BIBLE CHURCH 8130 East Kemper Rd.



ship, and warmth, tea is an effective bridge across cultures. Learn about where teas come from, their history and proper brewing techniques. Sample assorted kosher teas, presented by the experienced staff from Essencha Tea House in Oakley. Sisterhood culinary specialists will prepare delectable delights to accompany the teas. There is no charge, but donations are welcome. The Sisterhood Gift Shop will be open before and after the program. Northern Hills Synagogue is located at 5714 Fields Ertel Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45249. Please RSVP by Feb. 2 to Sheila Wagner at 931-6038 or The synagogue is at 5714 Fields Ertel Road, Deerfield Township; 9316038.

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

Worship service time is 10 a.m. on Sundays. Sunday School has several Bible study classes for adults and children from 11:30 a.m. to noon. The new Connect Family service is on the second and fourth Thursdays. Join the group for free dinner, fellowship and study classes. The church has youth groups for preteens ages 7-8 and teens in ninth through 12th grades from 6-7:30 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of each month. The church is at 360 Robin Ave., Loveland; 683-2525;

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10:30 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 6779866.

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