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It is often said at the beginning of a new baseball season that “hope springs eternal.” Now, for the fourth year in a row, every Reds win will provide additional hope for people affected by cancer thanks to the Patty Brisben Foundation. SEE LIFE, B1

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Blue sky and sunshine finally broke the winter doldrums Saturday, March 6, and the St. Columban council of the Knights of Columbus celebrated with their fourth annual chili fest. SEE STORY, A2

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Kindergarten cost a concern

Board asks for waiver from state By Jeanne Houck

The Loveland Board of Education says it would cost the district more than $1 million to implement full-day kindergarten next school year and wants the state to waive a new rule requiring that. The Ohio legislature voted in July 2009 to require all school districts in the state to offer all-day, every-day kindergarten, beginning with the 2010-2011 school year. It subsequently agreed to allow school districts to seek a delay from the Ohio superintendent of public instruction until the following year if the requirement presents a hardship. The Loveland school board voted Feb. 24 to request the waiver. “The district is requesting the waiver due to the operating costs – approximately $1 million annually – plus the additional costs to provide the space, which we currently do not have,” said Meg Krsacok, communications coordinator for the Loveland City Schools. Krsacok said the district would have to add the equivalent of seven and a half kindergarten teachers, one special education intervention specialist, one educational aide and six counselors, resulting in new personnel costs of

Loveland Early Childhood Center teacher Karen Knueven helps kindergartners and first-graders off the bus for the first day of school. about $1 million. Also, “We would need at least eight additional classrooms, which could cost millions of dollars to construct or remodel,” Krsacok said. Krsacok said the district has

334 students in its morning and its afternoon kindergarten classes – eight sections in the morning and seven in the afternoon. The morning sessions run from 9 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. and the afternoon sessions run from 1


p.m. to 3:50 p.m. “According to (the new law), a school district must not only provide full-day kindergarten, but must also offer parents the option of half-day kindergarten for their child,” Krsacok said.

Most Loveland candidates have Buckeye backgrounds Fifteen people, including seven current superintendents, have expressed interest in the Loveland City School District’s superintendent position. Thirteen of the 15 have backgrounds with Ohio districts. One is from Colorado and one is from Canada. Former Superintendent Kevin Boys left the district earlier this year to become president of Shawnee State Communtiy College. Former Lebanon City School Superintendent Bill Sears is filling the position on an interim basis. Sears has said he is not interested in the job permanently. Names and resumes were obtained from Effron and Associates, a search firm assisting the school district. This is the list as of Feb. 28: Kathleen Cintavey, superintendent, Wickliffe (Ohio)

City schools; Stacey Lyn Cooper, executive director, secondary education/principal, Mansfield (Ohio) City Schools; Matthew Dill, superintendent, Fort Frye (Ohio) Local Schools; Heather Henderson Hill, deputy superintendent, Chinook’s Edge (Alberta, Canada) School Division; Brian Hodges, director, Douglas County (Col.) School District; Larry Hook, assistant superintendent, Springboro City Schools. Hook worked in the Milford School District from 1990 to 2002; John Marschhausen, superintendent, East Knox (Ohio) Local Schools; Gail Jackson-Mitchell, former associate

superintendent, Dayton (Ohio) City Schools; Debra Kennedy, assistant superintendent, New Philadelphia (Ohio) Schools; Carl Metzger, superintendent, Marian (Ohio) Local Schools; Clinton A. Moore, superintendent, National Trail (Ohio) Local Schools; Kenneth Ratliff, assistant to the superintendent, Fairland (Ohio) Local Schools; Jerry Skiver, superintendent, New Boston (Ohio) Local Schools; Bruce Thomas, regional superintendent of schools, Cleveland Metropolitan Schools; William Welker, superintendent, Eastwood (Ohio) Local Schools.

Miami Twp. trying to spin interest in disc golf course By Mary Dannemiller

Miami Township officials want your help building a disc golf course in Community Park. Disc golf is a popular sport similar to golf where players try to throw flying discs into a series of baskets spread throughout a course. The winner is the player who gets it in the baskets on the fewest number of attempts. The idea of building a disc golf course at the park was brought to

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the trustees by resident Cole Caldeway, who died suddenly shortly after approaching the trustees with the idea. Now the trustees and Caldeway’s family want to continue the project in his memory. “His mother and wife wanted to do something in his memory and said they’d love to donate to the development of a disc golf course since it was important to Cole,” Wolff said. To help get the disc golf course built, the township is looking for

anyone who might be interested in sponsoring one of the course’s baskets. “It’s a fairly inexpensive venture,” Wolff said. “You can be a sponsor for about $300 per basket.” Miami Township Recreation Director Krystin Thibodeau said other local disc golf courses are popular so having one available to township residents would help draw people to the park. “There are a lot of people who love that sport,” she said. “The other courses in different parts of

Cincinnati are highly used and it’s a lot of fun. It would be a free thing for people to do where they can go out and do something with a competitive nature and it would really add something to our park system.” Township Administrator Larry Fronk said he would like to begin the course’s construction this spring, but the project is still in the planning process. Anyone interested in sponsoring a basket should contact Fronk at 248-3725.

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March 17, 2010

St. Columban K. of C. hosts fourth annual Chili Fest By Chuck Gibson

Blue sky and sunshine finally broke the winter doldrums Saturday, March 6, and the St. Columban council of the Knights of Columbus celebrated with their fourth annual chili fest. The K. of C. Chili Fest features a chili competition open to the public to determine “best tasting, most original and spiciest” chili. Several of Loveland’s community leaders were called upon as judges for the cookoff. Paulette Leeper, executive director of the Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce, returned to judge for the fourth consecutive year along with Mayor Rob Weisgerber, who also returned as a judge for the event. “They were all good,” Weisgerber said. “It is hard to decide which one is best. I enjoy all of the chili.” The mayor and Leeper were joined by Loveland Police Chief Tim Sabransky, who seemed to enjoy tasting all the different varieties

in his first visit as a judge. All three judges rated the chili separately before conferring to tally up the winning entries. The winners received gift certificates for The Works restaurant, Shooters and Paxton’s Grill. When the judging was complete; the public was invited to sample all the chili. The winner for “best tasting” was Sue Bonnette; while the “most original” went to Mike Whitehead and Rob Smethurst took home the prize for “spiciest.” Mike Hutzel and Knox Smith also cooked up plenty of Cincinnati chili and spaghetti with cheese, onions and crackers for all the patrons on hand. Proceeds from the event help the Knights fund charitable works and education in the community and beyond. Everyone is invited to join them at their pancake breakfast April 18 in the school cafeteria at St. Columban School. “It’s a lot of fun,” Weisgerber said. “I’ll come back.”

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Paulette Leeper, executive director, Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Rob Weisgerber and Loveland Police Chief Tim Sabransky were judges at the fourth annual St. Columban Knights of Columbus Chili Fest.

St. Columban Knights of Columbus fourth annual Chili Fest Wiinners Best Tasting Chili – Sue Bonnette Most Original Chili – Mike Whitehead Spiciest Chili – Rob Smethurst

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March 17, 2010

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Girl Scout delivers warmth with coat drive By John Seney

What began as a Girl Scout project for a Miami Township girl evolved into an undertaking that helped keep many adults and children a little warmer during the past few winters. In the fall of 2008, 11year-old Peach Norman Owen set a goal of collecting 100 coats for a Greater Cincinnati coat drive as part of a Girl Scout project. She covered large cartons in snowflake print wrapping paper and decorated them with snowflake cutouts. She distributed the cartons to churches and provided the churches with posters and a press release to announce the “Baby, It's Cold Outside! Coat Drive.” Once or twice a week, Peach emptied the cartons, counted and sorted the donations. She also went door-to-door in her neighborhood distributing handmade coat-shaped tags to request donations she returned to pick up. She ended up collecting 338 coats, sweaters and sweatshirts which were given free to people in need. But her efforts did not end there. Her father, Bob Owen, said as job losses and hard economic times continued in 2009, Peach realized


there were still many people in need, especially in Clermont County, so she expanded the scope of

her project. “She wanted to make sure the coats got distributed in Clermont County,” Bob said. Peach increased her collection efforts and arranged for more collection sources. She continued to get donations from neighbors and churches. Donations came from Boy Scout Troop 128 in Milford, the Goddard School of Loveland, the Clermont County Family YMCA, Jamboree Sports in Milford and from a collection box at the Mulberry Kroger in Miami Township. In her latest effort, Peach ended up collecting more than 800 coats, bringing her total since 2008 to more than 1,100 coats. She was able to find places in Clermont County to distribute the clothing, including Share What You Wear, a new free clothing store at Milford Christian Church on Ohio 131. At Pattison Elementary School in Milford, teachers set up a free clothing store in a classroom where about 70 students in need of

warm clothing received coats, sweaters and sweatshirts collected by Peach. An unemployed man seeking work got an overcoat for a job interview. And a Stonelick Township family that lost everything in a house fire Dec. 30 got clothing for three young children. Matt Rose, fire chief for Stonelick Township, then arranged to set up a coat distribution Jan. 31 at the township fire station. Peach and her family brought about 250 coats to the Stonelick Township fire station to offer to the community. After the giveaway time, her family divided and packed up the coats. Peach and another Girl Scout loaded half the coats into the family van and, the other half Peach and her friend loaded into an old fire vehicle, with some assistance by firefighters, after one firefighter offered to help transport the coats to the James Sauls Homeless Shelter in Batavia Township. Peach and her family donated about 125 coats to the homeless shelter. Most of the remaining coats were donated to the Inter Parish Ministry in Newtown and Share What You Wear in Miami Township. Leann Towns, homeless

shelter coordinator, said the shelter can always use warm coats. “It’s wonderful what she has been doing,” she said. “We applaud her for her dedication.” Gail Koford, development director at Inter Parish Ministry, said the coats were a welcome addition to agency’s food and clothing pantry in Newtown. “We are always so appreciative of charitable children,” she said. “Through her efforts, children and adults will be a little warmer this winter.” Koford said it was important for parents to instill the spirit of giving in their children.

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One day dental program means lasting smiles for Loveland kids By Chuck Gibson

For one day a trip to the dentist office was fun for some Loveland area school kids. Dr. Drake Tollefson and his staff donated their time to “Give Kids a Smile” Monday, Feb. 22. “It was really neat,” To l l e f s o n said. “Not having done Tollefson this before, I was a little concerned about who was going to show up and all the details. Everybody came through. They were supposed to bring a parent or guardian and everybody did.” Dr. Tollefson and his staff provided free dental services for 25 school kids from Loveland and Milford schools at his Loveland dental office. It’s a nationwide program called “Give kids a smile” designed to give dental care and raise dental health awareness for families with kids who might not otherwise receive dental care. “A number of these kids have never been to the dentist before,” Tollefson said. “We gave them a walkthrough of what it is all about. We cleaned their


Hygienist Patty Weaver donated her time to give dental care to 11-year-old Nyonna Washington from Pattison Elementary.

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Hygienist Connie Wanstrath prepares to clean the teeth of 14-year-old Amy Oehler from Loveland Middle School. teeth, did the exam, gave them fluoride, took X-rays and did sealants on their permanent teeth. Anybody that needed restorative work done, we planned to take care of them over the next couple months.” The original idea was to try to do some of the restorative work that day. “There were just so many kids,” he said. “It just


Dental assistant Karen Davis donated her time to work on the smile of 6-year-old Ariana Walker from Pattison Elementary.

wasn’t practical. Everybody that had a child needing dental work got scheduled. It worked out fine.” Some of the kids they saw were 9- and 10-years old and had never been to the dentist. They weren’t “bombed out cases,” but there is some restorative work to be done. It began as a “Give kids a smile” oneday event, now they’ve scheduled the kids to come back for appointments to help get their dental health back on track. “We’re going to schedule them one a day until we get them done,” Tollefson said. “I think they have a new realization there’s more to it than sticking a toothbrush in their mouth because mom tells them to do it before they go to bed. We gave them a little more. They seem to be very appreciative.” It wasn’t the first trip to the dentist for 14-year-old Loveland Middle School student Amy Oehler, who had her teeth cleaned by hygienist Connie Wanstrath. It was her first

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“Give Kids a Smile” sign marks the door to Dr. Drake Tollefson’s dental office in Loveland.


Kids fill the lobby of Dr. Drake Tollefson’s dental office while awaiting their treatment on “Give Kids a Smile” day there. trip to Tollefson’s office and she seemed to appreciate the care from his staff. “This is the first time I’ve come here,” Oehler said. “I do like it better here. The doctors are more interactive; they actually helped you and make you laugh. They checked my teeth and did the cleaning. It was pretty cool.” The “they” Oehler mentioned included Tollefson’s staff that was there to help throughout the day. Paula Kessler, Connie Wanstrath,

Karen Davis, Patty Weaver and Diana Ackman all donated their time to help the kids. “I enjoyed the day very much,” Ackman said. “I feel like I’m making a difference for people who might not be coming to the dentist anyway. I feel it’s important, especially for children, to start a good path for their dental health.” Paula Kessler told the story of a 9-year-old boy who came in for his first dental visit ever and said:

“This is the best day of my life.” “It brought tears to my eyes,” Kessler said. “It’s just amazing you can make such a difference. Doing such a small thing can make such a big difference.” Treating 25 children used up some supplies too. They used cleaning materials, paste, sealants, toothbrushes, floss and so much more. That amounted to thousands of dollars of supplies donated by Benco Dental, Ultra Dent, Colgate and even gift certificates from Loveland Skyline for a cheese coney for the kids. Nia Walker was worried about her kid’s teeth so she brought 1-year-old Nyonna and 6-year-old Ariana in for the treatment. “It’s pretty nice,” she said. “It takes a strain off of me. I was worried about their teeth. He cleaned their teeth and did X-rays. He said their teeth look great.”

Boards to replace large speed monitoring trailers in Miami Twp. By Mary Dannemiller




Police Department is replacing large, expensive speed monitoring trailers with newer models which are not

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$11,000, but the smaller boards only cost about $4,500, said Miami Township Police Chief Steve Bailey. The larger trailers also are about 13 years old. The department already has purchased two of the boards, which can be attached to speed limit signs and measure the speed of passing vehicles, Bailey said. “The vehicle’s speed is displayed in an LED board and flashes red when the vehicle exceeds the speed limit,” he said. “Paired with additional monitoring equipment, police can also count passing cars and determine average and extreme speeds on a street.” Bailey said he first learned about the smaller boards at a trade show during an annual chiefs of police conference. “A couple of advantages

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are the smaller units are easier for officers to deploy,” Bailey said. “It takes a lot of effort to install the trailers and have to move them around and maneuver them.” Speed monitoring devices are a necessary component of the department’s traffic enforcement program and residents frequently request to have them placed in their neighborhoods, Bailey said. “One of our primary goals with our traffic safety program is to get voluntary compliance with traffic law,” the chief said. “People could be talking on the phone or with someone in their car and not paying attention. When they pass an illuminated sign that flashes your speed, it calls attention to the fact that there are speed limits and you should comply with them.” Officers have suffered back and shoulder injuries setting up the large trailers in the past, which is something Bailey hopes to avoid with the smaller models. Captain Stephen Rogers, patrol commander for the department, also said the trailers can be cumbersome

at times. “Homeowners don’t always want this trailer in their yard, which requires the trailer to be moved to a location which might not be as effective,” he said. “Winter weather on these trailers is not favorable. They often get mechanical and electrical problems from the snow and salt combination.” While the trustees will discuss the fate of the old trailers, Bailey said he would like to offer them to local departments who might not have monitoring devices. “I think we’re going to talk to some neighboring departments to see if they’re interested in them and if not, we’ll probably use (government surplus auction site),” the chief said. While the department won’t be able to recover the full $11,000 cost of the trailers, Bailey does expect to receive some money as a result of a sale. Anyone interested in having one of the new boards posted on their street, should contact Capt. Stephen Rogers or Sgt. James Young at 248-3721.


Rules good for the goose, good for the gander? Is what’s good for the goose, good for the gander – even if the gander is the goose’s elected superior? That’s a question to be tackled by a Loveland committee established to study whether some city personnel policies should also apply to Loveland City Council members. Mayor Rob Weisgerber said Councilwoman Linda Cox got the ball rolling when she raised questions about whether elected officials are bound by personnel policies governing employees and how the employee policies relate to council’s own rules and policies. Loveland administrators came up with an ordinance that would require city

Weisgerber Cox employees and city council be ruled by the same policies on certain issues such as the personal use of city office equipment, press releases, travel and training. City Manager Tom Carroll said that in one sense, it was an “oddity” for a city manager to draft and apply city council policies since council has the authority to establish its own. “To have the city manager drafting and applying policies for city council inverts the organizational hierarchy,” Carroll said. “Yet in very few cases

would it make sense for city c o u n c i l members to have different procedures for Osborne conducting routine business – e.g. being reimbursed for travel expenses, receiving pay from the city, etc ... ” Weisgerber was satisfied by the result. “I felt the ordinance provided by the administration met my expectations of not having a unique set of rules for city council different than the policies for the city staff and these selected policies would be in one document and not reiterated in council’s policies where differences between the documents could evolve over time,” the mayor said.

Trustees work to cut deer herd By Kellie Geist

Whether you’ve hit one while driving, caught them eating in your garden or had to repair fences they’ve busted through, it seems like everyone has a deer story. That’s what got Clermont County Township Association President Lee Cornett interested. “I started talking to people and I found that everyone has a deer story,” Cornett said. “They are really pesky.” Cornett addressed the deer overpopulation during the township association meeting Jan. 21. With a little help from local offices, Cornett introduced the following information: In 2009, the Ohio Department of Transportation removed 751 deer carcasses from Clermont County’s state highways in 2009, according to David

Yacchari, ODOT’s acting manager for Clermont County. Also in 2009, there were 462 reported deer accidents on Clermont County’s county roads. This is up from 460 in 2008 and 421 in 2007, according to the county engineer’s office. Lt. Randy McElfresh, the Batavia post commander for the Ohio State Highway Patrol, said there were 356 reported accidents involving deer in 2009, 18 of those resulted in injuries. Wayne Partin, owner of Wayne Partin Frame & Body in Batavia, said half of his business in the fall comes from deer crashes. He said the average cost for deer-related repairs runs between $3,000 and $5,000. “As you can see, this is a real problem. It’s getting out of hand,” Cornett said. “As an association and as elected officials, what we can do is educate the people.”

Cornett said part of the problem is people can’t hunt on large preserved areas in the county and that most people want to hunt bucks. State Rep. Joe Uecker also spoke at the township association meeting. After speaking with Michael Tonkovich, a deer biologist with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife, Uecker said some of the concerns about reducing the deer population include the impact it will have on the species and on the food chain. “They (ODNR) are worried about salamanders and snakes ... Some are trying to make this a debate,” Uecker said. “They say there are 700,000 (whitetail) deer in Ohio, but I think they are starting to realize they may have grossly underestimated that number.” Uecker said some of the options for improving the deer situation include

Weisgerber said some council members wanted to take more time on the issue and the ordinance has been tabled. “A solution I provided was to form an ad hoc committee on council rules and policies to review the issue and provide a proposal back to city council,” said Weisgerber, who will serve on the committee with Cox and Councilman Todd Osborne. “I see the first order of business for the committee is to define the desired outcome – i.e. all rules and policies for city council are covered by one council document or incorporated into administrative policy documents, are the policies the same for city council and staff and how and where should the details of the policies be documented,” Weisgerber said.

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Celebrating 100 days Adam Yoh spells out “100 DAYS!” with 100 dried cranberries.



Claire Dillard sorts and counts 100 gum balls.


Braedon Titus shows off 100 bouncy balls while Chip Riechmann shows off his 100 baseball cards.

The first-, second- and thirdgraders at Children’s Meeting House Montessori School recently celebrated 100 days of school. Each child counted out and brought in 100 items to school, such as marshmallows, MatchBox cars, shark teeth, mints, Legos, baseball cards, push pins and tooth picks. The children assembled their collections and showed them to their fellow classmates and the rest of the students at school.


Etain Brunner displays 100 buttons arranged into shapes of the letter E.


Dewey Click shows off his 100 crayons.

HONOR ROLLS Loveland High School

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


High honors – Jonathan Bauer, Matthew Becker, Hunter Behne, Jennifer Benesh, Erinn Berger, Andrew Bessey, Kristen Bisig, Lauren Blumberg, Juliana Booth, Sara Boyle, Jordan Breitholle, Kathryn Breyer, Melissa Brown, Alacea Bullock, Jacob Carlsen, Mitchell Casperson, Kayla Cavano, Jessica Comorosky, Samantha Cook, Zachary Cotsonas, Austin Coulson, Marc Czulewicz, Natalie Dall, Graham David, Olivia Denzy, John Despotakis, Grace Dolan, Laura Doppler, Taylor Dschaak, Ayah El-Khatib, Joshua Farnham, Christy Flaherty, Lindsay Flaherty, Courtney Floegel, Elizabeth Foster, Blake Freeman, Joseph Frees, Alexander Genbauffe, Leesa Gilgen, Bryan Gilligan, Brianna Harris, Tanner Hawk, Kyle Henderson, Katie Hoderlein, Samuel Hoffman, Taylor Hoffman, Jacob Holle, Chelsea Hothem, Michelle Huber, Benjamin Iaciofano, Kyle Jacobson, Katrina James, Lyndsey Jenkins, Kathryn Johnson, Isabelle Jones, Megan Kiley, Renee Koth, Andrew Kovacs, Bridget Landis, Rachel Leever, Samuel Lehmann, Eric Linnevers, Katie Loomis, John Lundeen, Evan Lynch, Collin Maher, Aaron Malloy, Karl Mattes, Kyle Mattes, Erin Mautino, Maranda McDonald, Daniel McManus, Daniel Miller, Kelly Molloy, Michael Montalbano, Ryan Moss, Jenna Myklebust, Cassandra Nedeljko, Katharine Nelson, Bryant Nichols, Jackson Norris, Maxwell Olberding, Allen Osgood, Shannon Palmer, Tristan Parales, Rune Percy, Zachary Perry, Michael Plitt, Erin Pogue, Charles Porter, Grant Portune, Mahbod Pourriahi, Traci Powers, Arianna Ranieri, Danielle Reichman, Sean Rice, Ashley Rivera, Maria Rockett, Mary Roman, David Salay, Cole Schlesner, Danielle Schrader, Ryan Schroer, Christina Sechang, Erik Seroogy, Sara Sexton, Allison Shaw, Nicholas Shoemaker, Christopher Sloane, Angela Snyder, Kimberly Strong, Hannah Sublett, Allison Suder, Alicia Sullivan, Carley Taggart, Meghan Tegtmeier, Ryne Terry, Kristopher Timpe, David Trate, Sarah Tribby, Nicole Utterbeck, Mackenzie Veith, Jonathan Vincent, William Viox, Kelsey Wagner, Michael Wagner, Josie Wagoner, Luke Walker, Jeffrey Wallace, Melissa Watson, Anne Weaver, Carla Weismantel, Alexandra Williams, Jonathan Williams, Lena Wilson, Lindsey Wittwer, Sierra Wood and Nicole Worley. Honor roll – Natalie Baker, Brianna Belperio, Jordan Bernius, Gloria Bertke, Mitchell Bilotta, David Bolerjack, Spencer Boswell, Lauren Brodof, Jacob Burleson, Justin Byrd, Daniel Clepper, Lauren Crall, Phoenix Crane, Geraldine Curless, Taylor Deemer, Mackenzie Earls, Samra Eskender, Lucas Graff, Christopher Grissom, Devin Harvey, Nicole Henderson, Emily Hole, Michael Huber, Adam Hughes, Zachary Hunt, Austin Jarvis, Lili Jiang, Roger Kallis, Sarah Kanitz, Kathleen Kauffman, Caitlin Kling, Devin Knutson, Samantha Kuhn, Sarah LaCombe, Brandon Livengood, Kelly Lowry, Brittany MacLean, Matthew McIver, Kyle Michelfelder, Nickolas Miller, Alma Muller, Paul Newbold, Mollie O’Brien, Daniel Peabody, Chelsie Pippa, Mikayla Pitman, Christian Przezdziecki, Nicolas Ranieri, Alexander Reineck, Nicholas Rodier, Garrett Said, Kayla Senters, Katherine Shoals, James Short, Nolan Snyder, Gaelen Stejbach, Allison Stewart, Andrew Stone,

Catherine Swaine, Paige Switzer, Kayla Timon, Macy Turley, Eric VanHook, Kyle Wade, Abigail Walther, Donna Weesner, Carley Whitton, Matthew Williams and Nathan Wolf.


High honors – Andrew Albert, Ryan Altman, Rachel Baker, Eric Bauer, Matthew Beachy, Jonathan Berchtold, Kristen Bjerke, Dylan Bodley, Samuel Bowdler, Brittany Breitholle, Sarah Brizzolara, Daniel Brooks, Alexander Burpee, Bryan Callahan, Oliver Ceccopieri, Daniel Congleton, Cameron Conte, Megan Cullen, Lauren Czebatul, Drew Demmerle, Stefanie Dever, Austin Dewees, Ricki Dews, Christopher Doarn, James Downing, Carson Dudley, Jessica Duncan, Lauren Dusold, Julia Eaton, Haley Edison, Claire Eschenbach, Ariel Fischer, Daniela Fisher, Mary Fisher, Ryan Fisher, Morgan Fletcher, Alexandra Gonzales, Alexander Gordon, Julia Griffin, Nicolette Hayes, Erik Henderson, Griffin Hodges, Abigail Hoff, Austin Hopkins, Jay Hubble, Nicole Hudson, Nicholas Jerdack, Carly Jewell, Brandon Johnson, Reagan Johnstone, Ashley Jungclas, Cameron Kahrs, Amy Kamperman, Andrew Karle, Michelle Kauffman, Charlotte Kenter, Austin Klueh, Gabrielle Kraml, Meghan Lester, Kenneth Li, Mary Lloyd, Michael Louis, Jonathan Ludwick, Megan Main, Reece Martinez, Kyle Mary, John McDowell, Stefanie McKelvey, Danielle Meyer, Garrett Miller, Colleen Molloy, Hannah Moloney, Abby Mullowney, Samuel Murphy, Alexander Neal, Sabrina Newstead, Kerstin Nilsson, Stella Norris, Ogonna Ononye, Christina Palmer, Nicholas Papa, Zana Percy, Allison Pfaltzgraff, Sarah Pfaltzgraff, Pamela Plagens, Marie Policastro, Anna Ralph, David Rankin, Abby Reynolds, Kathryn Rice, Nicole Santos, Thomas Schickel, Emily Shelton, Taryn Shrout, Rupert Sizemore, Megan Slabaugh, Craig Slusher, Kara Smith, Tara Spencer, Maggie Stancliff, Marguerite Strong, Elizabeth Sullivan, Ryan Sullivan, Matthew Swaine, Alexandra Taylor, Emily Tedford, Alyssa Tipton, Jenna Turner, Christina Veite, Chandler Viox, Lauren Wachenfeld, Thomas Wassel, Brooklynn Weber, Clarissa Weyman, Danielle Wheeler, Andrew Wilkins, Katherine Winoker and Elizabeth Worsham. Honor roll – Matthew Amrein, Katelyn Audia, Matthew Belcik, Joshua Bertke, Jonathan Bloss, Kevin Boggs, Tyler Brown, Bryce Clawson, Megan Clifford, Alexander Dolezal, Katy Engel, Nathan Fackler, Ashley Frees, Toni Gardner, Steven Goodman, Hannah Graves, Lisa Hewitt, Henry Howard, Brandon Huber, Dimitar Karshovski, Jillian Kemmet, Nicholas Kerkhove, Anthony LaMacchia, Josephine Lupariello, Jessica Miller, Joseph Misiti, Christian Moeller, Joseph Moran, Kortney Neighbors, Olivia Oakes, Joseph Oberholzer, Samantha O’Brien, Emily Pfaltzgraff, Nicole Ploof, Megan Randall, Molly Reich, Carly Rolfes, McKenzie Rustad, Grace Samyn, Akaash Sheth, Amy Simone, Chloe Smith, Alaina Strand, Jonathan Treloar, Nathan Walter, Jamie Weaver, Adam Werking, Sadie Wilson, Leah Wood and Austin Worcester.


High honors – Andre Altaly, Andrew Anderson, Rachel Antrim, Elizabeth Asgian, Sidney Ashmore, Jessica Baas, Mary Ballentine, Rachael Barnes, Tyler Beachy, James Beeler, Michael Berger, Hannah Bisig, Rebecca Black, Chelsea Boeres, Hailey Booth,

Joseph Bota, Amanda Bowers, Tiffany Bowling, Benjamin Braddock, Lauren Brooks, Matthew Brown, Margaret Bruns, Hannah Burkhard, Tiffany Busch, Meredith Bush, Adam Combs, Shelby Copenhaver, Deonna Cossentino, Andrew Crall, Suzanne Culbertson, Allison Dee, Thomas Demers, Robert Demoret, Bailey Denzy, Brian Derrick, Jaclyn Deutsch, Aidan Dolan, Alexandra Dolbier, Alexandra Dschaak, Andrea Dubell, Zachary Elias, Leigh Ellexson, Clare Ernst, Kaitlin Evans, Madison Evans, Nicholas Freeman, Chase Giles, Katie Gilgen, Preston Glenn, Emma Goetz, Mark Goldman, Megan Hadley, Michelle Hammond, Angela Hays, Brian Henderson, Katherine Henke, Michelina Henskens, John Hoenle, Nicholas Hoffman, Jonathan Hoge, Adam Howaniec, Kelley Jagoditz, Nina James, Kristen Jones, Kelsie Kessler, Sarah Klein, Shannon Knutson, Kateland Koch, Patrick Kudo, Chelsea Kuhn, Ryann Lally, Kevin Lawler, Hannah Leeper, Maxwell Lehmann, Kevin Linnevers, Emily Lloyd, Tori Lynch, Ellen Mack, Conner Mansfield, Matthew Mautino, Cynthia Mayo, Mariah McClendon, Taylor McDonald, Kelsey McGohan, Kelsey McLaughlin, David Meineke, Kyle Meineke, Regan Meinking, Erik Michelfelder, Marshall Miller, Angelina Misyukovets, Robert Mulvey, Emily Myers, Adam Napier, Eric Nedeljko, Jacob Newman, Julie Nguyen, McKenna Orcutt, Elizabeth Orsinelli, Tara Paugh, Andrea Peeler, Andrew Pickens, Allison Randall, Caleb Redslob, Diana Reese, Reid Relatores, Jaime Ricci, Nathaniel Robbins, Alex Robinson, Jessica Rockett, Thomas Rooney, John Ross, Lesley Sabga, Patrick Salay, Peter Samyn, Stephanie Sawyer, Samantha Schatzman, Alexandria Schmidt, Nicholas Shea, Jessica Shokler, Leah Slyder, Samantha Smith, Austin Stahl, Lyndsey Stearns, Susannah Steele, Kathryn Stenftenagel, Rachel Stewart, Ian Streicker, Wyatt Susich, Julia Texiera, Fabrizio Tomodo, Hannah Trate, Natalie Utz, Madeline Vance, Sydney Victor, Mackenzie Vizgirda, Jennifer Walls, Lindsey Watson, William Wegener, Jacob Weiss, LaRon Williams and Matthew Worsham. Honor roll – Cameron Adams, Allison Asbury, Alex Ashworth, Nicole Ayers, Molly Barnell, Morgan Barnes, Presley Benzinger, Maylat Berhe, Nathan Boucher, Alexandra Brizzi, Austin Brotherton-Whipple, Bethany Burks, Robert Crawford, Alisha Davis, Bella Della, Rachel Donnelly, Emilee Earls, Rachael Flege, Michael Gayda, Audrey Goyer, Benjamin Hadden, Ryan Hauenstein, Nathan Heffler, Shelby Henson, Claire Johnson, George Kallis, Caitlin Khwaja, Richard Koth, Wesley Kyles, Ernest Lawrence, Nikita Lewis, Ryan Madsen, Michael Massung, Jacob McKinney, Michael Mills, Autumn Oakes, Nicole Ogilbee, Kelsie Olberding, Kevin Parks, Amber Peters, Madison Ray, Hillary Regel, Julia Richmond, Andrea Ross, David Rutter, Jillian Schultz, Chandler Smith, Brian Snyder, Lindsey Stalnaker, Yeugeniya Sushanskaya, Eric Thiel, Emilie Triot, Gabrielle Truesdell, Kristen Wade, Nicole Walls, Marcus Werner, Alexander Westcott, Mason White, Joshua Williams, Krista Williams, Brent Wilson, Anthony Wolfram and Anna Worcester.


High honors – Lynn Agee, Ijeoma Ajunwa, Courtney Allen, Edward Alten, Toni AltenCrowe, Ella Ames, Carla Antenucci, Carli Bachtell, Casey Baker, Kirsten Baker, Eliza-

beth Bangs, Michael Behne, Alexandra Besl, Austin Bessey, Sarah Blumberg, John Bradley, Joshua Brennock, Natalie Brosz, Kelley Byrne, Megan Campbell, Daniel Canada, Samuel Carl, Elise Clepper, Michael Clifford, Meghan Cole, Sarah Congleton, Briana Conner, Andrew Cooman, Fred Coulson, Elizabeth Couture, Daniel Cox, Zachary Dalton, Kathleen Daly, Samantha Demmerle, Ryan Denney, Sander DiAngelis, Natalie Dorsey, Andrew Dowd, Anna Dunn, Zachary Eaton, Matthew Eltringham, Bonnie Emmer, Matthew Eng, Adam Engel, Michael Ethridge, Jordan Evans, Mackenzie Fahey, Roger Farnham, Courtney Farrell, Katelyn Ferguson, Dillon Fields, Charles Fisher, Sarah Fisher, Katelyn Fletcher, Joseph Ford, Ryan Frazier, Matthew Garbarino, Victoria Gatherwright, David Gayda, Sean Gilligan, Sean Hadley, Brittany Hall, Anthony Hamann, Monica Hannan, Kasey Hawk, Kyle Heimbrock, Alexander Holtmeier, Emily Holzderber, Holly Hubble, Tyler Hunt, Ellen Iaciofano, Lauren Jackson, Jennifer Jancsics, Katelyn Jarvis, Rachel Johnstone, Shannon Jones, Joseph Junod, Lisa Kamp, Scott Kamphake, Adam Kavka, Zachary Kelly, Madeline Kenter, Kelsey Kerkhove, Gretchen Kessler, Madeline Kincaid, Hannah King, Albert Kiser, Michelle Klaene, Emilee Kraus, Terra Kreiner, Brian Kuramoto, Christopher Kuramoto, Mollie Kuramoto, Michael Lawson, Megan Leever, Caitlin Lennon, Kyle Lewis, Brooke Livengood, Aimee Logeman, Lina Lopez, Mitchell Louis, Jamie Lowery, Benjamin Lynch, Tara Main, Kristen Malarky, Juliette Marcello, Rhiannon Marcello, Mackenzie Martin, Joel Mary, Laura Matacia, Jefferson Mayerle, Megan Mayerle, Taylor McConney, Julia McCullough, Abigail McIver, Emily Meder, Brandi Messer, Evan Miller, Vincent Misiti, Chelsei Morrison, Hannah Morrison, Sarah Mosby, Randall Mullins, Sara Mullowney, Joanna Myaka, Christine Necamp, Elizabeth Nelson, Saina Nemoto, Andrew Newbold, Matthew Newman, Alexa Nicastro, Jack Ogilvie, Isioma Okafor, Ashley Paulson, Jerrah Pickle, Samantha Pinella, Abigail Ping, Gregory Pitman, Rachel Putman, Erin Randall, Olivia Reaney, Katherine Reineck, Daniel Repaske, Albert Rice, Lindsay Rodier, Emily Routt, Margaret Sanders, Marcus Sarnecki, Christopher Schmahl, Emily Schwarberg, Ankita Sharma, Malvika Sharma, Amanda Shelton, Natalie Siddique, Kyrsys Sierra, Kasey Sizemore, Andrew Smiertka, Lainie Smith, Matthew Snyder, Michael Sonnenberg, Sidney South, Bridget Sova, Alexandra Spaw, Isaac Spence, Maria Stamatakos, Shauna Stease, Sheridan Stease, Alexander Steger, Madeline Steinberg, Sarah Stetz, Nicholas Stiles, Mackenzie Storch, Garrett Strand, Tina Torbati, Thomas Treloar, Genevieve Trewiler, Lauren Turley, Amanda Vance, Abby Vargo, Shannon Wallace, Robert Wassel, Rachel Wasson, Shellby Weaver, Catherine Wells, Christopher Wells, Elliot Wells, Mark Wells, Samantha Wheeler, Brandon Williams, Anna Wilson, Jessica Wilson, Benjamin Winoker, Daniel Wright and Emily Zetterberg. Honor roll – Chelsea Ackell, Kyle Bailey, Erin Berger, Benjamin Blust, Dustin Brown, Victoria Bryant, Alayna Buescher, Brandon Burks, Samantha Burpee, Allison Cadwallader, Kevin Caines, Alexander Clark, Sarah Clawson, Katherine Dannemiller, Caroline DeMellia, Melissa Durst, Lexi Freeman, Amber Graves, Ashley Hall, James Hill, Kathrine Jaent, Jaden Kemmet, Anthony Marino, Alexis Mason, Halee McClary, Alana Moody, Haley Mueller, Ryan Murray, Jacob

Nye, Matthew Oberholzer, Benjamin Reigle, Amanda Riggsbee, Christopher Shoals, Matthew Sierzputowski, Taylor Spaw, Toria Stinnett, Jaden Talbot, Spencer Vance, Paul Waked, Warren Walter, Alexander Wernke, Maurice Williams and Jacob Zimmerman.

Moeller High School

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


First honors – Matthew Abele, Andrew Benza, Ricardo Berns, Nathaniel Bishop, Alex Bracken, Benjamin Bruggemann, Brian Foos, Christopher Foster, James Gilliland , Krieg Greco, Jacob Heuker, Daniel Marchionda, Daniel May, Michael Pilipovich, Zachary Priest, Ryan Rinn, Nicholas Schaeffer, Robert Schantz, Kevin Schmitt, Michael Staun, Jacob Stuhlfire, Shane Sullivan, Thomas Vogele and Joseph Weaver. Second honors – Kevin Altimier, Kevin Batory, Jack Brault, Kevin Canavan, Corey Carroll, John Conard, Patrick Cummings, Michael Cutter, Mark DiGiandomenico, Samuel Distler, Ryan Dockus, Alex Falck, Samuel Geraci, Maxwell Heiremans, Nicholas Izzi, Conor Kimener, Andrew Klosterman, Anthony MacArthur, Dane Mechler, Grant Mettey, Jonathan Pitman, Bruno Rozzi, Dominic Starvaggi, Stephen Stowell and Matthew Zamagias.


First honors – Craig Attenweiler, Michael Budde, Nicholas Buehler, Nicholas Burandt, Wesley Cuprill, Michael Detmer, Zachary Flint, Colin Foos, Benjamin Gilles, Michael Gushulak, Brian Haigis, John Hakemoller, Matthew Kanetzke, Joseph Kremer, Brandon Kroger, Brennan Leuenberger, Adam Logeman, Michael Madden, Garrett Morrissey, Scott Nugent, Thomas Paquette, Daniel Powers, Daniel Prampero, Daniel Rotella, Ryan Scanlon, Anthony Spuzzillo, Robert Thompson and Alexander Voss. Second honors – Craig Franz, Jeffrey Fuller, Nicholas Hensler, Nathan Isfort, Dillon Kern, Garrett Lechner, Brandon Marsh, Tyler Mercurio, Chase Monroe, Thomas Morand, Nicholas Palopoli, Michael Riney, Anthony Sherbun, Harrison Smith, Gabriel Stiver, Sean Verrilli and Tyler Whalen.


First honors – Hayden Frey, Ross Geiger, Brendan Holmes, Nikolas James, Tyler Monger, Michael Sparer, Andrew Tanner, John Westerkamp, Connor White and Michael Zoller. Second honors – Austin Bracken, Alexander Bradfish, Jacob Handorf, Ryan Higgins, Gregory Leksan, Kyle Robinett, James Rogan, Sam Speyer, Mark Tipton, David Trame, Kendall Walker and Kyle Walker.


First honors – Maxwell Belza, Peter Bruns, Kevin Carroll, Thomas DeVore, Pierce Harger, Sebastian Mooser, Michael Periatt and Moritz Steinert. Second honors – Joshua Burandt, James Cutter, Joseph Daly, Adam Deyhle, Patrick Foos, Neil Fredrickson, Thomas Gillespie, Lucas Hendrixson, Ian Kerley, Mitchell Kremer, Steven Kuhlman, Tyson Layman, Ryan Lechner, Alexander Lilly, Patrick Matthews, Alexander O’Keefe, Jonathan Smith, Andrew Stiene, Liam Taylor, Joseph Veneziano and Max Wood.


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Loveland senior Andrew Claybourn finds a teammate during a 56-47 home win over Anderson Dec. 18. Claybourn, who had a game-high four assists, finished second in the league in dishes with 3.8 per contest.


Loveland senior Abby McIver battles two Wyoming defenders for the ball during a road game Feb. 1. McIver, who had a team-high 10 points in the 38-32 loss, finished third in the league in scoring (14.0) and rebounding (7.7).

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Loveland senior Tony Hamann drives toward the basket during a scrimmage against Hamilton Nov. 25. Hamann was a force in the paint for the Tigers this season. He finished fourth in the FAVCBuckeye in scoring (15.2), third in rebounding (6.9) and third in field-goal percentage (59.7).


Loveland senior Joey Sarnecki, left, drags an opponent to the mat during a match in the 125-pound bracket at the Division I District Championships Feb. 26. A two-time state alternate, Sarnecki won three league titles at two different weight classes during his career. He will graduate second on the school’s all-time wins list with 119.


Loveland senior Brandon Williams pumps his fist at the OHSAA Swimming and Diving Championships at C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton Feb. 27. Williams, who won a state title in the 50 freestyle (21.24), will swim for Michigan State University.




Loveland senior Sammie Wheeler swims in the 200 individual medley at the Southwest Ohio High School Swimming and Diving Classic at St. Xavier’s Keating Natatorium Jan. 17. Wheeler led the 200 free relay team to a sixth-place finish at state (1:38.86) this season along with Hailey Booth, Alex Dschaak and Taylor Dschaak. Wheeler will swim for the University of Cincinnati.

Loveland sophomore Tara Spencer qualified for the OHSAA Gymnastics Championships, which were held in Hilliard March 5-6. She recorded a personal-best 9.1 in the vault to finish 16th overall.

Loveland senior Ellie Iaciofano was one the top all-around players in the FAVC this season. She led the conference in assists (4.8) and finished eighth in the FAVCBuckeye in scoring (11.2), first in rebounding (8.7), fourth in blocks (0.7) and sixth in steals (2.1). She led Loveland to a 14-8 record and a second-place league finish. She will play soccer for Tennessee Tech University.


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Sports & recreation

Moeller advances to face Princeton By Mark Chalifoux

The Moeller High School basketball team continued its postseason run by winning a district championship over Trotwood-Madison 5147 Saturday, March 13, at the University of Dayton Arena. Charlie Byers led all Crusader scorers with 19 points, including 14 points in the second half. Moeller has picked up steam late in the season, securing a share of the GCL championship and defeating Middletown and Loveland before knocking off a very good Aiken team in the sectional final. “We had a make-up game against Middletown

and ever since that point we’ve been playing pretty well,” Moeller head coach Carl Kremer said. “We’ve built a bit of momentum.” One reason for that momentum has been the play of senior Griffin McKenzie. Kremer said he’s had a tough time to get things to fall his way, but his hard work is beginning to pay off. “To his credit, he has

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worked even harder and focused even more in practice when things weren’t going his way and he gives us a lot of leadership on the floor,” Kremer said. “He’s starting to get some confidence now that some of his shots are falling. He has a beautiful shot and was just in a slump for part of the season.” McKenzie played per-

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Lauren Beachy, who graduated from Loveland in 2007 and plays soccer for Ohio State University, received the Elisa S. Hamilton award, which honors relentless and passionate play. Beachy started all 20 matches for the Buckeyes this past season, tying for third on the team with four assists, including two on game-winning goals. It is the third straight year that Beachy has won the award.

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They did it. The Miami Valley Christian Academy girls’ basketball team finished the season with a winning record for the first time in program history, accomplishing the team’s biggest goal for the season. The feam finished 10-8 and had several winnable games canceled due to snow, so the Lions could’ve had an even higher winning percentage. MVCA did not win its tournament game, so the Lions finished the season with a 10-9 record overall. It was a win over Immaculate Conception that sealed a winning season for the team. “They were pretty excited,” head coach Tim Schwirtz said. “It’s a big deal, especially for the seniors who have been on the team for four years. It means a lot to them.” Schwirtz said the team finally came together in the last six to eight games of the season, thanks to the team’s senior leadership, and that helped push the

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Lions over the top. The 48-44 win over Lockland in mid-January was the team’s biggest win and was a victory that helped motivate the Lions the rest of the way. Senior standout Sarah Makoski averaged 11 points a game and was the team’s leading scorer with more than 200 points on the season, a record for the Lions. She scored 156 as the team’s leading scorer last year. Senior standout Sophie Simunek averaged 10 points a game and was the other go-to player for MVCA. Nikki Postenrider of Anderson Township was the team’s leading rebounder and scored twice as many points this season as she had last year. “From a coaching standpoint it was a great year because they had a winning season and everyone individually improved their performance and showed that in the energy level they brought in practices,” Schwirtz said. Gabby Buckley of the Milford area was the team’s most improved player and

was a scoring threat off the bench. Rachel Moreland was the team’s defensive specialist and will be a key player next season and Anne Schwirtz was the team’s top shot-blocker. Freshman Melissa Hughart of Amelia showed improvement and is the team’s top outside shooter, according to Schwirtz. Senior Hope Stenger of Loveland was a contributor in a number of ways and had a strong attitude all season, Schwirtz said. The team will have to replace a considerable amount of scoring next season after losing Makoski and Simunek. Schwirtz said he’s confident Buckley and Hughart can turn into dependable scorers for the team next season. Schwirtz said he was most pleased with the energy level from the team this season. “They were fantastic and seemed to have a lot of fun but also worked hard,” he said. “They haven’t really tasted success until this year but just to see them have that success to me is the most gratifying thing.”

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but the Crusaders have outrebounded their opponents by a considerable margin. They outrebounded a good Aiken team by 18. “Size doesn’t matter; it’s about technique and fundamentals and mostly about wanting to get the ball. We’ve been very good about that,” he said. “Everyone has to do their part to rebound if we’re going to have a chance.” The Crusaders advanced to play Princeton at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, at the Cintas Center in the regional semifinals.


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haps his best game of the season against Aiken, leading the Crusaders with 24 points and 12 rebounds in the 78-56 blowout win. “I think he can lead this team a long way,” Kremer said. He also said this is the time of year when the seniors take over, and McKenzie and senior Josh Morelock have stepped up their games.


Moeller’s Griffin McKenzie (44) makes a layup against Trotwood.

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Moeller holds up the district championship trophy after beating Trotwood.

“The reason we’ve been playing better is that it’s a collective team effort,” he said. “We’re getting great production out of everyone.” Juniors Alex Barlow and Byers have been consistent threats for Moeller and combined for 37 points against Aiken. Kremer said he thinks the work the Crusaders put in early in the season on fundamentals is part of the reason for Moeller’s success in March. “For us the whole philosophy is you have to be willing to get worse before you get better,” he aid. “We dedicate a lot of time early in the season to fundamentals and you start getting dividends from that later in the season. It doesn’t pay off as quickly but it’s far more important than the Xs and Os.” One impressive facet for Moeller lately has been the Crusaders’ rebounding. Moeller doesn’t have much size other than McKenzie





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Party invitations Visitors to Loveland posted these comments to a column by Loveland resident Robert Johnson extolling the virtues of the Libertarian Party: “Although there are some points on which he and I would disagree, I think that Ron Paul is one of the few national-level politicians who is actually asking the right questions. He’s not just changing the methods, but questioning the very paradigm of contemporary American government. You are right in saying that we will fail unless our very fundamental presumptions about what government is and is not to do changes, and changes soon.” Bowie304 “Mr. Robert Johnson seems to be a little confused on who wants big government and how it came to be in the USA. Mr. Johnson conveniently skips past the years when Democrats starting with FDR started the movement of big government with the New Deal. All pushed through by Democrats. Then we plug along and LBJ and the Democratcontrolled Congress expands the hand out

by plundering our Social Security funds with Medicare and Medicaid. This along with multiple other entitlements. Mr. Johnson seems to have selective memory of the Carter years and the abyss we were facing.” CC-Taxpayer

Generally speaking Vistors to Evendale posted these comments to a story about General Electric Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt saying Cincinnati’s major businesses should band together to create the kind of health-care clout that could lower costs, improve service and possibly be a national model for health reform. Immelt made the comnets during a speech in Loveland: “Immelt says, ‘My health care costs are growing between 9-12 percent every year ... and I don’t want to one day have to say I can’t hire in the U.S. because of high health care costs and not have done anything about it.’ They already have an internal goal to have 60 percent of employees outside of the U.S., he has said this in business meetings. Look at the new

Loveland provided fields to recreation leagues in 2009 proportional with city residents’ level of participation in those leagues. Do you think it’s important that field use be proportional to the number of residents who use the fields? Why or why not? No responses. • How would it affect you if the U.S. Postal Service discontinued Saturday service? “No Saturday mail delivery – no big deal! I can remember when mail was delivered twice a day and during the Christmas season there might be three or more deliveries depending on volume. Back then it was the prime method of transporting documents and letters. “Now we have online payments and E-mail, making the toll on snail-mail huge. Why wait two or three days for your communication to arrive when email is virtually instantaneous? The point could be argued that the U.S. Postal Service is obsolete. “Obsolete or not, it is clear that the Postal Service is unable to operate without steadily increased rates because of the many bureaucratic fingers in the pot and obligations to the Postal Workers Union – think General Motors and Chrysler. “Have you noticed the loose junk mal in your mailbox? That’s because the Postal Service needs the revenue. Thirty or 40 years ago such delivery would not be allowed. Now a trip to the mailbox often results in a wad of paper that’s not fit for wrapping fish. “No mail on Saturday is no a big deal. Better yet; no U.S. Postal Service. Leave mail delivery to private enterprise. “A UPS, FedEx, DHL, will do it better and they will do it for less. The U.S. Postal Service has out-

Next questions Do you agree with Loveland School Board’s decision to ask for a waiver of the all-day kindergarten requirement? Why or why not? Do you think businesses are right to block employees’ access to NCAA Tournament-related Web sites during the tournament? Why or why not? 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. lived its usefulness.”

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partnership in China with the people’s army Aviation Co. Man where are the investigative journalists? GE truly cares only about one thing, profit, everything they do is for a reason, to make more $.” RealCincinnatius “The only thing any business cares about is making money. That’s the whole point of being in business.” jbillery “Jeffery Immelt is either a paid henchman or a sincere moron. Who cares which? Why do we need a ‘business’ to solve our problems? Why does GE have a slave-like chokehold on its employees who can’t get health insurance outside of a shakedown operation where only those who work for the company can get it at a fair price and those with pre-existing conditions can’t get it at all? Why is someone who works for a corporation in a differenct pool than someone who wants

“After spending a decade destroying hundreds of millions of shareholder value, employee retirement and the company’s image and market worth he says ‘government can’t fix the problem, business has to.’ Hopefully no business he is in charge of. He has already taken away employee healthcare and formatted like a single payer government model health plan, like Obama wants, that will burden the very people who have had their 401Ks ruined and no pay raises over the last two years. All the while him and the companies executive staff have taken tens to hundreds of millions in salary and bonuses. What a joke. The very person who suggested employees to ‘voluntarily’ contribute to the companies bride fund for government officials. From the guy who has made it the goal of all employees to engage their congressmen, and the get the GE message out to get as much stimulus money as possible. The goal is to off shore as many jobs to China, Brazil, Turkey, etc ..., while breaking all unions.” greedyliars “There are only two things for certain, death and taxes but this is not quite true.

Before death you are most likely going to get sick and spend thousands on healthcare, lose your job because you can’t work, go bankrupt then die. “We are the only developed nation with healthcare for profit system in the world and contrary to FOX News it’s not the best but by far the most expensive. “We are not a true democracy and never have been. Our founding fathers set up a system of government that continually improves the lives of the people despite the people because they believed the people are too easily persuaded. They oppose the things that actually help them and cry ‘Socialist,’ but they’ll collect Social Security, use Medicare even though the amount they paid into the system in a life time is a fraction of the amount paid out and they won’t bat an eye. “Immelt means well, but we need government healthcare reform for business to excel, otherwise start learning Chinese.” fhaze2 “Keep this in mind: If the bigger companies band together to secure lower rates, the insurance industry will be forced to pass along those profit losses – which will take the form of higher rates to the smaller companies.” CovingtonJeff

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“It will affect us all – the more service is reduced, the less people will use the Postal Service. Then will they reduce delivery to four days, or every other day? Surely the government and the Postal Service can find other ways to save money without reducing its basic, core service of mail delivery.” J.S.B. “If the U.S. Postal Service (a privately-operated entity) is such dire financial straits that the only immediate solution is suspension of Saturday deliveries, it will little or no impact on us (most of the mail we receive is catalogs and junk anyway!). “I remain amazed that I can write a letter to a friend in California, put a 44-cent stamp on it and find out that it arrived safely, at the correct address in just three days. “It’s a shame that the electronic age has allowed us to give up the fine art of letter-writing in favor of e-mails which are great for some things but totally inappropriate as replacements for a good, old-fashioned, hand-written letter. ‘Nuff said.” M.M.

If your parents are getting older, you probably are trying to make sure they’re taking care of themselves and staying healthy. That can be difficult if they live miles away. Sometimes parents won’t admit they need help around the house. Other times they may not even realize they need it. Here are five things to look for the next time you visit them. Have your parents lost weight? Weight loss could indicate a significant health problem, such as cancer, dementia, depression, heart failure, and/or malnutrition. Are there groceries in the cabinets? Are they on a diet when there is no need to be? Are your aging parents still safe in their home? Take a look around their home with an eye out for red flags. Are they having trouble maintaining their home? Are the lights working? Is the heat on? Has their normally neat yard become overgrown? Are there

dirty dishes in the sink? Is their home cluttered with piles of newspapers and magazines? Are they taking care of themselves? Notice if Linda Eppler they’re keeping Community up with their Press guest p e r s o n a l Are columnist hygiene. their clothes clean? Do they take their medicine and keep medical appointments? How are their spirits? What is their mood? Everyone has good and bad days, but a drastic change in mood could be a sign of depression. Do they seem withdrawn or blue? Do your parents have difficulty getting around? For many older adults, the fear of falling can be almost as devastating as an actual fall. It can lead to self-imposed

restrictions, social isolation and depression. If they have a health condition that makes it difficult to care for themselves, suggest some minor changes that can help keep them safer. A few simple safety measures can help alleviate their fear – and yours. Install grab bars and place rubber bath mats in the tub and shower. Install bright lights over stairs, steps and landings. Make sure there are handrails on both sides of the stairs. A working smoke alarm can cut your family’s risk of dying in a home fire almost in half. Check it when you’re there. If you are concerned about your parents, or not sure if they need help, call Clermont Senior Services at 724-1255 and ask for Intake. Our professional staff will be glad to talk with you and help you make decisions. Linda Eppler is director of communications and lifelong learning for Clermont Senior Services.


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, March 24. Call 946-4400. Educational service center governing board – meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 11083 Hamilton Ave. The next meeting is Wednesday, March 17. 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, April 1. 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, March 24. 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, March 23. Call 683-0150. Environment and tree committee – meets at 7:30

p.m. the third Thursday of the month at city hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave. The next meeting is Thursday, March 18. 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, March 18. 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 is Monday, April 19. Call 683-0150. Recreation board – meets when necessary and members are available. Call 683-0150.


Board of education – meets regularly at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month in the Loveland Intermediate School media center, 757 S. Lebanon Road. The next meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 20. 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, April 6. The board will not have a work session in December.


Trustees – Business meeting at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at the Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive. The next meeting is 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 16.


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, April 5. 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, March 18. 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, April 6. 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, March 17. Call 683-6644.

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Tiffany Barrett exhibits her work at The Art Institute of Cincinnati. The recent graduate won a gold Addy for a Web site design.

Graphic artist transcends time with Web site on classical composer By Kelly McBride Reddy A Sharonville resident has left her signature on a local competition that recognizes excellence in advertising and graphic design. Tiffany Barrett won a gold Addy from the Cincinnati Advertising Club event in late February at the Syndicate in Newport, Ky. Her award was for a Web site she designed around classical composer Dmitri Shostakovich, Shostakovich was born in St. Petersburg in 1906. He had already written his first symphony by the time he graduated from the St. Petersburg Conservatory at age 19. The site was dedicated to aficionados of the late composer, according to Dan Bittman, who teaches graphic design at The Art Institute of Cincinnati. Barrett recently graduated from AIC, in Springdale. “It was immediately engaging,” Bittman said of the Web site. “You were compelled to explore a little further. “She made subtle effective use of the Web through motion and sound,” he said, referring to the home page, where airplanes flew overhead, their engines roaring. Barrett had randomly drawn the composer for the




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Tiffany Barrett won a gold Addy from the Cincinnati Advertising Club event at the Syndicate in Newport. assignment of creating a Web design on a music topic. “I got classical, and I thought, ‘Oh, great,’” she said. “But I found out he was a really great Russian composer. “A lot of the music was his outward anger and outbursts against the Soviet Union,” she said. “I found a picture of Stalingrad when his music was at its peak,” she said of the site’s background art. Shostakovich played cello and piano, so she inserted both into various pages on the site, which includes samples of his music and a vehicle to order his music. Barrett is looking for a job that will allow her to use the talent she showed in the competition. “The best thing about the site was the flash animation of planes coming from the distance,” she said. “I thought it was the coolest thing I did. “I never did anything like this before,” she said. “Not to this extent.”

It is often said at the beginning of a new baseball season that “hope springs eternal,” and now for the fourth year in a row, every Reds win will provide additional hope for people affected by cancer thanks to the Patty Brisben Foundation. Since 2007, the foundation, a nonprofit charitable organization established by Pure Romance Inc. founder and CEO, Patty Brisben, to benefit causes related to women and sexual health, has donated $100 for each Reds victory, totaling $22,400 to date, to help fund The Wellness Community’s free cancer support programs. Patty Brisben and Jessica Johnston, executive director of the Patty Brisben Foundation, recently presented a check for $7,800 to TWC executive director Rick Bryan and board president Lucy Ward, representing $100 PROVIDED for each of the Reds 2009 wins. The From left, Jessica Johnston, executive director of the Patty Brisben Foundation, and Patty Brisben, CEO and funds will be used to help The Wellfounder of Pure Romance Inc., presents a $7,800 donation from the non-profit Patty Brisben Foundation to The ness Community continue to provide Wellness Community board president Lucy Ward and TWC Executive Director Rick Bryan. professional programs of support, education, and hope for people with ing and after cancer. environment with easy access to cancer, their loved ones, and cancer Pure Romance Inc. is one of the information, a choice of empowering survivors – all at no charge to partici- fastest growing woman-to-woman activities, and a connection to a pants – at local facilities in Blue Ash businesses in the world. As the lead- vibrant community of people commitand Fort Wright as well as offsite out- ing party plan company specializing in ted to supporting one another, TWC’s reach locations in Clifton, downtown relationship enhancement products, programs and resources are available and Western Hills. Pure Romance seeks to improve the for people with any kind of cancer at Through the generosity of the Patty quality of sexual health and aware- any stage (upon diagnosis, during or Brisben Foundation, the program will ness for women and couples every- after treatment, through long-term continue throughout the 2010 season. where. survivorship, or advanced stages), as Again this year, those listening to the The Wellness Community is part of well as loved ones and caregivers. Reds games on 700 WLW will hear the Cancer Support Community, the There is never a fee to attend or the donation program announced at largest global provider of cancer sup- participate, thanks to the generous least once during every Reds broad- port with more than 150 locations support of individuals, businesses, cast. foundations, bequests and the profits worldwide. The mission of the Patty Brisben TWC provides professionally led of Legacies, the fine home furnishings Foundation is to provide education, support groups, educational work- resale shop in Hyde Park Plaza dediresearch and community program- shops, nutrition and exercise pro- cated to providing funding for TWC. ming to enhance the quality of infor- grams, and stress reduction classes at In Greater Cincinnati, TWC offers mation and health services provided to no charge to participants so that no approximately 150 programs each women. These donations to The Well- one has to face cancer alone. Research month. For more information, call ness Community do just that by help- shows that medical care alone does 791-4060 or 859-331-5568, or visit ing to fund education and community not adequately address the emotional, programming for women affected by social, spiritual, or financial challenges nnati where a “virtual visit” video is cancer in order to help improve their associated with the disease. available, along with detailed program quality of life, as well as intimacy durOffering a welcoming, home-like information.

Cycling club pairs sighted, visually impaired The Tukandu cycling club annual membership and business meeting will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at LaRosa’s, 2411 Boudinot Ave. Once again, Tukandu is holding its annual meeting to plan for the tandem cycling season starting in April and continuing through early October. Tukandu Cycling Club


Trail for distances of up to 50 miles, all according to the conditions of the weather and the trail, and the cyclists. The cyclists have the choice of riding just a few miles or much longer distances. New members are always welcome, sighted or visually impaired. The club does need sighted captains


Art in the park

Hamilton County Park District is hosting “Art in the Parks” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 18, at Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville. The exhibit continues through March 21. The exhibit features works by photographers from The Ohio Photographers Guild. Admission is free, a vehicle permit is required ($2 daily, $5 yearly). Call 521-7275 or visit

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membership consists of sighted and visually impaired cyclists, a sighted captain on the front seat and a visually impaired stoker on the back seat of a tandem bicycle. The name Tukandu is a stylized spelling for “two can do.” The club meets every other Saturday morning and cycle on the Loveland Bike

Kindervelt No. 30 is hosting the “Kindervelt Wine Dinner” at 7 p.m. Friday, March 19, at The Kitchen Design Studio, 10816 Millington Court, Blue Ash. It is a four-course Mediter-

ranean meal paired with wines, with The Wine Store and Greek chef, Marie Tsacalis. It includes demonstrations and model kitchens tour. Proceeds benefit Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. The cost is $68 couple, $38. Reservations are required. Call 561-9450.

Historical society meets

The Madeira Historical Society Meeting is at noon Saturday, March 20, at Madeira Branch Library, 7200 Miami Ave., Madeira. Membership will elect 12th member to the board of directors. At 1 p.m. Miles Miller presents program “Brick by Brick: Restoring the Past.” The meeting is free, donations are accepted. Call 2404348.

or even drivers who can transport visually impaired stokers to events. Tukandu asked for a donation of $8 from members or $10 from non-members to help defray expense of food. If you plan to attend, call club president Robert Rogers at 513-921-3186. For details, go to

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Job fair

Sycamore Senior Center is hosting the Retired Persons Job Fair from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, in the Oak Room at Sycamore Senior Center, 4455 Carver Woods Drive, Blue Ash. Categories include parttime positions, temporary positions and seasonal positions. It is for applicants who are over 55 and retired. Call 686-1013.

Lecture series

Montgomery Woman’s Club Inc. is hosting the Montgomery Woman’s Club Town Hall Lecture Series Wednesday, March 24.

The first session is at 11 a.m. at Montgomery Assembly of God, 7950 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery. Bryant Quinn The second is at 8 p.m. at Sycamore Junior High School, 5757 Cooper Road, Montgomery. Author and columnist Jane Bryant Quinn speaks on right choices in risky times. The cost is $35. Registration is required. Call 684-1632 or visit


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Queen City Art Club Exhibit, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Twin Lakes at Montgomery, 9840 Montgomery Road. Local artists present 50-60 works. Most pieces available for purchase. Free. Presented by Queen City Art Club. 321-3219; Montgomery.


Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 10870 Kenwood Road. Bring monetary donations only in the form of check, money order or credit card. Presented by American Red Cross Cincinnati Area Chapter. 792-4000; Blue Ash. Half Pint Library Book Drive, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Half Price Books, 8188 Montgomery Road. Collection and distribution of children’s books for families and children in need through local non-profit and community organizations. 891-7170. Kenwood.


Intuitive Development Training, 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Whatever Works Wellness Center, 7433 Montgomery Road. Develop psychic skills using tarot cards and spirit artwork. Learn old fashioned art of tea leaf reading, flame messages and clairvoyantly seeing with inner eyes. Beginners start 6:30 p.m.; advanced, 7 p.m. Family friendly. $10. Reservations required. 791-9428. Silverton. AARP Tax Assistance, noon-5 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Attendees get help with taxes. For seniors. Free. 761-7500; Amberley Village.


Eplilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Presentation on epilepsy. Free. Registration required. 2472100. Symmes Township.


Kevin Brennan, 8 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $8, $4 college and military night. Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery. F R I D A Y, M A R C H 1 9


Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227; Indian Hill. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400; Indian Hill.


Wine Bar Tasting, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. The Wine Store, 9905 Montgomery Road. Fifty cents per taste. 984-9463; Montgomery. Lenten Fish Fry, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Hartzell United Methodist Church, 8999 Applewood Drive, All-you-can-eat fried cod, shrimp, grilled chicken breast, cheese pizza, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, bread desserts and drinks. Carryout available. $9, $5 carryout only, $4 ages 5-10, free ages 3 and under. 8918527. Blue Ash. Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. All Saints Church, 8939 Montgomery Road. Marge Schott Parish Center. Includes fried cod, grilled salmon, tilapia, shrimp, pizza, fries, sweet potato fries, macaroni and cheese, baked potatoes, salad, coleslaw and applesauce. Carryout available. Cash only. $1-$8.50. 792-4600. Sycamore Township.

St. Columban Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. St. Columban Church, 894 Oakland Road. Salmon, fried cod, shrimp, cheese pizza, sandwiches, gourmet or tossed salad, baked potato, fries, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, applesauce, beer, soft drinks and bottled water. Drive-through and walk-in carryout available. $1-$9. 683-0105; Loveland. Fish Fry, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. St. John the Evangelist Church, 7121 Plainfield Road. Cafeteria. Includes fried or baked fish, shrimp, pizza, macaroni and cheese and beverages. Desserts and carryout available. $1-$7.50. 791-3238. Deer Park.


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


St. Patty’s Party, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. With Judy Downer, local entertainer. Includes snacks. Free. 247-2100. Symmes Township.


Kevin Brennan, 8 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $12. Go Bananas, Reservations required. 9849288; Montgomery.


Anything Goes, 7:30 p.m. Loveland Stage Company Theatre, 111 Second St. Cole Porter musical comedy. $16, $14 seniors and students. Presented by Loveland Stage Company. Through March 27. 697-6769; Loveland. Laura, 8 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road. Suspense mystery. Classic 1940s crime noir poses the question, ‚ÄúWho killed socialite Laura Hunt?”. $17. Reservations recommended. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. Through April 4. 6841236. Columbia Township. S A T U R D A Y, M A R C H 2 0


Madeira Historical Society Meeting, noon Membership will elect 12th member to the board of directors. At 1 p.m. Miles Miller presents program “Brick by Brick: Restoring the Past.” Madeira Branch Library, 7200 Miami Ave. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Madeira Historical Society. 2404348. Madeira. Elderhostel/Exploritas Alumni Meeting, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Madeira Branch Library, 7200 Miami Ave. Barbara Johnson speaks on her exploration of Northern Spain, hiking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. Includes drinks and snacks. Free. Presented by Elderhostel Alumni. 489-7771. Madeira.


Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400; Indian Hill.


Irish Step-Dancing, 2 p.m. Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road. Irish music and dance with the McGing Irish Dancers. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6001. Symmes Township.

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Gardening Classes, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Robert L. Schuler Sports Complex, 11532 Deerfield Road. Schuler Community Room. Ideas and tips for great lawns, new products and landscape methods. Presented by staff of Bloomin Garden Centre. Free. Presented by Sycamore Township. 791-8447. Sycamore Township.


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


Kevin Brennan, 8 p.m. Ages 21 and up. $12. Go Bananas, Reservations required. 9849288; Montgomery. Comedy Show, 8 p.m. With Brandon Johnson, Michael Rudolph Clos, Jason Robbins, Gary Offill and Dave Glardon. Gravy, 1513 Ohio 28, Free. Reservations required. 576-6789. Loveland.


Anything Goes, 7:30 p.m. Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $16, $14 seniors and students. 697-6769; Loveland. The Rainmaker, 8 p.m. Mayerson JCC, $15, $12 students with ID. 793-6237. Amberley Village. Laura, 8 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, $17. Reservations recommended. 684-1236. Columbia Township.


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


Kindervelt No. 30 is hosting a Wine Pairing at 7 p.m. Friday, March 19, at The Kitchen Design Studio, 10816 Millington Court, Blue Ash. Dick and Mary Fruehwald (pictured,) of The Wine Store in Montgomery will discuss wine to complement the fourcourse Mediterranean meal being served. Greek chef, Marie Tsacalis, demonstrates course preparation. Tour of model kitchens included. Proceeds benefit Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. The cost is $68 couple, $38. Reservations are required. Call 561-9450.


Wellness Expo, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Learn about important health issues. Health-related activities, workshops and tests available. Family friendly. Free. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

LITERARY - STORY TIMES The Global Lovers, 2 p.m. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. Reading of poet Rhonda Pettit’s timely poetic drama examining sex slavery and its relationship to U.S. consumer culture. Followed by conversation with playwright and director. Ages 18 and up. $15. Registration recommended. 683-2340; Loveland.



Spring Garage Sale, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Loveland Presbyterian Church, 360 Robin Ave. Furniture, small appliances, collectibles and more. Food available. 683-2525; Loveland. Work Smart Office Sale, 2 p.m. The Container Store, 5901 E. Galbraith Road. Includes free “Get Your Office Working for You” demonstrations and gift card giveaway. 7450600; Sycamore Township. Fi(gh)t for the Cure, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dillard’sKenwood, 7913 Montgomery Road. Free Wacoal or b.tempt’d bra fitting. Wacoal donates $2 per participant and additional $2 for bras purchased. Benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure. 745-4489. Kenwood.


Recreational Gymnastics, 9 a.m.-9:40 a.m. Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road. Registration required. 527-4000. Fairfax. S U N D A Y, M A R C H 2 1

Anything Goes, 3 p.m. Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $16, $14 seniors and students. 697-6769; Loveland. Laura, 7 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, $17. Reservations recommended. 684-1236. Columbia Township.

Half Pint Library Book Drive, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Half Price Books, 891-7170. Kenwood.

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Shout! A Swinging 60s Sensation, 7 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, By appointment. 3794139; Columbia Township.


Zumba, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Cincy Dance Studio, 8143 Camargo Road. Suite B, $10. Registration required. 859-630-7040; Madeira.


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

RELIGIOUS - COMMUNITY Last Supper = Passover Seder?, 10 a.m.noon, Temple Sholom, 3100 Longmeadow, Dialogue about interfaith issues. Learn history and customs of Passover. Sample and learn to make different Haroset recipes. Free. Registration requested. Presented by Temple Sholom Interfaith Outreach. 791-1330. Amberley Village.


Tennis Night in America Youth Registration, 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Camargo Racquet Club, 8215 Camargo Road. Presented by United States Tennis Association. 793-9200; Madeira. M O N D A Y, M A R C H 2 2


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Retired Persons Job Fair, noon-3 p.m. Sycamore Senior Center, 4455 Carver Woods Drive, Oak Room. Categories include part-time positions, temporary positions and seasonal positions. For applicants who are over 55 and retired. 686-1013. Blue Ash.


Spring Break Camp, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mayerson JCC, $62 per day. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

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Paxton’s Idol, 9 p.m. Paxton’s Grill, 126 W. Loveland Ave. Karaoke competitions with prizes. 583-1717; Loveland.


Montgomery Woman’s Club Town Hall Lecture Series, 8 p.m. Sycamore Junior High School, 5757 Cooper Road.Author and columnist Jane Bryant Quinn speaks on right choices in risky times. $35. Registration required. 6841632; Montgomery. Montgomery Woman’s Club Town Hall Lecture Series, 11 a.m. Montgomery Assembly of God, 7950 Pfeiffer Road.Author and columnist Jane Bryant Quinn speaks on right choices in risky times. $35. Registration required. 6841632; 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.


Hearing Screenings and Presentation, 2:30 a.m.-4 a.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Hear USA performs free hearing screenings .Ages 50-99. Free. Registration required. 247-2100. Symmes Township.


Shout! A Swinging 60s Sensation, 7 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road. Musical revue. Only female auditionees are needed. Prepare a one-two minute song. Accompanist and CD player available. Be prepared for cold readings, movement combination and group singing. Dancers taught dance combination. Wear fitted clothes and heeled shoes. Production dates: July 9-25. By appointment. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. Through March 23. 379-4139; Columbia Township.


Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472 Meeting, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road. Public speaking and leadership skills meeting. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472. 351-5005. Kenwood. Adoption S.T.A.R. Orientation Session, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road. Learn about adoption. Free. Registration required. Presented by Adoption S.T.A.R. 631-6590; Symmes Township.



The Trans-Siberian Orchestra returns to Cincinnati to perform “Beethoven’s Last Night,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 25, at the Taft Theatre. They will also perform songs from their new album, “Night Castle.” Tickets are $48.50 and $58.50; $1 from each ticket will be donated to the Music Resource Center. Call 513-721-8883 or visit Pictured is Roddy Chong of Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

Joel Silverman, 7 p.m. Camp Bow Wow, 4955 Creek Road. Host of Animal Planet’s “Good Dog U” discusses and signs his book, “What Color is Your Dog?” Co-star Foster also in attendance. Includes seminar focusing on philosophy behind his successful career as an animal trainer. Free. 745-9850; Blue Ash.


See DJ Lance, Brobee, Foofa, Muno, Plex and Toodee in “Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!: There’s a Party in My City!” at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at the Aronoff Center. The production features music, singing, dancing and animation. Hip-hop artist Biz Markie will also be on stage teaching kids how to beat box, as well as special guests The Aquabats, as part of the Super Music Friends Show. Tickets are $25 and $35. Children under 1 year old are admitted for free to sit on a parent’s lap. Packages are available for $99 and include a meet-and-greet with the characters. Call 513-621-2787 or visit


Loveland Herald

March 17, 2010

Five responses to question, ‘Why me?’ It’s not news to read that life doesn’t always happen as expected. When despite my best I lose out, can’t find a good job, watch a valuable relationship dissolve, discover I have an incurable disease, or encounter countless other major or minor tragedies – a question often arises, “Why me?” Here are five possible considerations among so many others. 1. An imagined “Contract with the Universe,” or, with God. Most of us live harboring a quid pro quo attitude. It’s as though we’ve made a contract with God or the Universe. Our imaginary contract says “If I’m good only good things will happen to me.” If I live an ordinary, honest, helpful-to-others life, things will

go well and no traumas or dramas will occur.” When adversity does arrive we feel betrayed. We wonder, “Why me?” Of course, there is no contract. Life in this world is unpredictable and unfair. Full justice, and even mercy, come later. 2. The expectation of exemption. Others die, not me; others get diseases, not me; others encounter all sorts of problems, but not me. When one of my sisters was lying on a hospital gurney awaiting an operation, a doctor friend passed. Surprised to see her he asked, “What’s wrong? What are you doing here?” Somewhat teary-eyed she told him. Then she added, “Right now I’m lying here feeling a

little sorry for myself and wondering, ‘Why me?’” Known for his humor rather than tact, he exclaimed, “Well, wouldn’t a better question be, ‘Why not?’” He was realistic but insensitive. His realistic response has led me many times to ask myself that question. When I feel undeservedly dumped on by life I often ask myself, “Why not?” I have never been able to come up with a convincing reason that should exempt me from the vicissitudes of life. 3. My own unconscious causality. “Why me?” Because sometimes I set myself up for them by not recognizing my behavior or thoughts. E.g. Some people marry, find their spouse physically abusive,

and eventually divorce. The abused person later marries again, and voila, the second spouse does the same. Is the conclusion then that all spouses abuse? Or, could I be part of the reason it occurs. Do I disrespect myself and passively permit mistreatment? Do I unconsciously seek it because as a child I saw it in my own family, and now I erroneously assume it’s something that happens in every marriage? Or, perhaps I blame myself for it or even perceive it, in a twisted way, as an expression of love? – Besides abuse, other problems may occur in my life because I unknowingly set the stage for them. Perhaps knowing myself a lot better might help avoid some situ-

ations that just seem to “come to me.” 4. Ignorance of the ambiguity of life. Until the age of 25 or later we believe that we are gods. During mid-life and thereafter the sad news is gradually conveyed – “You are not a god; you don’t always have control over what happens; your very life hangs by a thread and you must live without the answers to many questions.” The tolerance of ambiguity is one of the signs of human maturity. Amidst it all we must take responsibility for our physical, emotional and spiritual well-being, and grow up. In the midst of life’s ambiguous mysteries we become ripe for discovering our true self, God, and the meaning of life.


5 . Maintain a sense of greater purpose. “O God who made the lion and the Father Lou lamb, you Guntzelman decreed I should be Perspectives who I am, would it spoil some vast eternal plan, if I were a wealthy man?” sang Tevya in “Fiddler On the Roof.” Does the “vast eternal plan” for my life necessitate dealing with joys and sorrows and unfairness that are actually bringing about my growth, transformation, and eventually glory? Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Stuck with a timeshare? Consider charitable donation Timeshare sales are still big business, but many who bought them now say they it’s something they regret. It’s no wonder that timeshare re-sales are also big business, but trying to find a buyer can be very difficult. Cecilia Owens of Florence says one of the timeshares she owns is great – she’s used it a lot and has traded it for other properties. But she isn’t happy with her other timeshares. “We have three of them but two we want to get rid of. I took a company retirement and we really don’t use them,” Owens said. The key here is while timeshares can be of value, you have to know what you’re doing and how to

use them. Owens said her one good timeshare has been traded for lots of trips. Howard Ain “We’ve Hey Howard! gone to Hawaii three times. We’ve gone to Florida, Arizona – we’ve used it everywhere,” she said. Owens says her two other timeshares have turned out to be a drag on her. She has paid more than $14,000 for both, but the bills continue. “You may have them paid off but you’re still paying your maintenance fees

and, for the three of them together it is costing us $1,600 or $1,700 a year,” Owens said. Owens recently received a postcard from a company offering to take two of her timeshares off her hands. “They would have a deal where we could get rid of both of the timeshares. It would cost $2,400. It was guaranteed,” Owens said. The offer sounds tempting because it would get her out from under those yearly maintenance fees – fees she must pay for the rest of her life. But before doing that I suggested she consider donating the timeshares to charity. Several charities, including the American Kidney Fund, are offering to

take them. The American Kidney Fund says timeshares typically sell for from between $600 and $5,000. The sale is handled by an outside firm and when the sale is complete you’ll receive a receipt for your donation. I told Owens she won’t

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March 17, 2010

Virginia Bakery offers coffeecake secrets It all started with an heirloom cookbook compiled by Children’s Hospital Cooperative way back in 1973. It was given to me by friend Joanie Woodward, now of blessed memory. She gave it to me last year, and there was a recipe in there for Virginia Bakery’s German coffeecake. I made it and included it in a column. I did have to work with the recipe as it needed tweaking and really wasn’t easy for the home cook to duplicate. I talked with the folks at Virginia Bakery, asking for help. Well lo and behold, the authentic recipe from yes, Virginia Bakery, is in this column today. Tom Thie, of Virginia Bakery, reworked it for the home cook. It’s just one of 50 fabulous Virginia Bakery recipes included in an original cookbook by Tom. Described as a “flavored cookbook,” meaning it will be a combination of bakery history, Thie family stories, and customer memories in addition to the recipes and photos of approximately 50 of Virginia Bakery’s favorite items. And the recipe for schnecken will be included! Now the cookbook will be available during the winter holiday season later this

Rita Heikenfeld Rita’s kitchen

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Virginia Bakery cinnamon coffeecake Yellow Dough Sponge

2 cups warm water 3 packs of instant dry yeast (such as Red Star) 3 cups all purpose flour Start yeast in warm water (105 to 110 degrees) for five minutes. Add flour, mix well. Cover bowl with a cloth and let rise until it doubles or the sponge starts to fall. Depending on the temperature, this could take one to two hours.


11⁄4 cup sugar 4 teaspoon salt 1 cup shortening (such as Crisco) 4 oz. salted butter (1 stick) softened to room temperature 1 ⁄2 cup egg yolks

1 cup cool milk* 1 cup cool water 9 (approximately) cups flour – preferably 3 cups winter flour** (pastry flour) and 6 cups all purpose flour (*The Virginia Bakery always used whole milk and Tom Thie prefers it. “We’re not making diet bakery goods. When you consider the amount of fat and eggs in the dough, changing the milk is not going to save many fat calories. On the other hand, if skim is all you have, use it. You can always compensate by adding a tad more butter.”) (**The winter flour helps to soften the dough and gives the yellow dough a better texture. Not essential, but nice to have. All purpose flour will produce perfectly fine results.) Mix all ingredients to form a soft dough. It should be quite sticky – soft, pliable and moist – but not batter-like. If the dough forms a tight ball, you’ve added too much flour. Add a little water. Starting the dough early in the day or a day ahead is best. Fresh yellow dough is difficult to work with. Tom recommends refrigerating the dough allowing it to stiffen. It takes a few hours for the dough to rise after being in the refrigerator overnight. The sponge method is not a quick way to make bakery goods, but the dough is easy to work with. For coffeecakes, such as the crumb cinnamon, divide dough into nine pieces. Each piece will weigh approximately 12 ounces.



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If you’re going to use the divided dough soon, you can just put it on a floured tray and cover with a towel. If the dough will be frozen for future use, put it in plastic bags. The dough should be used within 48 hours or frozen up to a month. The yeast activity will decline rapidly after a month and your dough will be flat. When making an item from frozen dough, simply thaw it in the refrigerator or in the microwave on “Defrost.”

Crumb cinnamon coffeecake topping

This cake requires a 12 oz. piece of yellow dough to be spread evenly over the bottom of a well greased 8by-8-inch pan. Crisco or a spray like Pam works well. With lightly floured hands, pat to flatten with no lip. Wash the dough with melted butter and cover generously with cinnamon crumbs. The recipe below yields enough to cover two cakes with a layer of streusel as they were made in the bakery.

Cinnamon Crumbs:

2 tablespoon butter 3 tablespoon shortening 1 ⁄3 cup sugar 1 ⁄3 cup light brown sugar loosely packed 1 teaspoon honey optional, but desired 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 ⁄8 teaspoon salt Caramel color optional 2 ⁄3 cup flour Cream everything except flour. The caramel color was added to darken the crumbs. Not necessary. If


Virginia Bakery’s famous cinnamon crumb coffeecake. you do use it, don’t use too much, it can be bitter. Caramel color is nothing but burnt sugar. Be careful if you make it at home – it smokes something awful. Add the flour and rub between the tips of your fingers, kind of like mixing pie dough. Do not combine flour in a mixer, it is too easy to over mix. Mix until you have nice moist cinnamon crumbs. If they are too wet, add more flour. If too dry, add a little melted butter. (In the bakery, they would make the cinnamon crumb base – everything but the flour – the night before, and then rub in the flour fresh every morning. Cinnamon crumbs will dry out quickly unless covered or refrigerated.) After putting crumbs on the dough in the baking pan, let the cake rise in a warm place until dough is almost doubled. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes – until cake springs back when tested. Cakes are easier to remove from the pan when slightly warm. Often a customer would ask to have the cake covered with sifted powdered sugar Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513248-7130, ext. 356.

RGS to host benefit dinner The Gilbert R. Symons Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society will hold its 28th annual Sponsors Appreciation Banquet Saturday, March 20, at The Oasis Golf Club and Conference Center, 902 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland. It will begin with a reception hour at 5 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. As is the custom at this event, the evening will feature a live and silent auction, games, drawings and door prizes; highlighted with the finest selection of quality firearms, collectables and artwork by John A. Ruthven. According to Jeff Rhinock, a sponsorship package is $275, and includes up to two dinner tickets, a one-year sponsor membership, the 2010 sponsor print, entry into the “sponsor only” gun raffle, and special recognition in the RGS Annual Report. A similar package is available for non-attendees for $250, and includes everything but dinner tickets. As with all RGS fundraisers, proceeds from this event will be used to restore and protect grouse and woodcock habitat. For more information and/or tickets contact Rhinock at 324-1334.


March 17, 2010

Loveland Herald




Library staff members who served on the 2010 On the Same Page planning team created this banner to hang in the Main Library Atrium on Hunger Games Day, Saturday, March 20. The mocking jay bird, a symbol from the book’s cover, will be removed from the banner after the event and hang in the TeenSpot at the Main Library as a symbol of the program’s success! From left, Joan Luebering, resident of Madeira and manager of the Loveland Branch Library; Kate Lawrence, a resident of Mount Washington and coordinator of programs and exhibits for the Library system; Robynn Warner, a resident of College Hill and a reference librarian at the Madeira Branch Library; Jennifer Korn, a resident of Pleasant Ridge and manager of the TeenSpot at the Main Library; Elizabeth Cline, a resident of College Hill and reference librarian in the Information & Reference Department at the Main Library; Morris Smith, a resident of Westwood and library services assistant at the College Hill Branch Library; and Alana Johnson, a resident of Loveland and library services assistant at the Blue Ash Branch Library.

Hunger Games Day: Read it, play it, survive it Hunger Games Day is from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at the Main Library, 800 Vine St. Patrons can spend the day with their families learning how to survive “The Hunger Games,” like their favorite characters featured in the book. Q102 DJ Jon Jon will lead the afternoon of activities. The day offers the chance for archery (with (marshmallow arrows) like the book’s heroine Katniss, decorating cookies like Peeta and learning how to raising goats like Prim. The event also will feature “Hunger Games” trivia, wilderness survival skills with the Hamilton County Park District and a book discussion. Attendees are encouraged to dress as their favorite Panem citizen or tribute. Admission is free. Parking is available for $2 all day on Saturdays at the Garfield Garage (a half-

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Sycamore High School Class of 1969 – is having a “belated 40th” reunion the weekend of May 21. From 5-9 p.m., on Friday, May 21 there will be an all-class reunion at the Peterloon estate in Indian Hill. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, the group will be touring its old high school (now the junior high), followed by an all-day

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Loveland Herald


March 17, 2010

Loveland chamber offers scholarships The Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees gas announced the availability of two $1,000 scholarships, available to two graduating seniors residing in the Loveland City School District. One of the two scholarships awarded by the chamber is the Patricia Furterer Scholarship Award, given to an individual majoring in an arts-related field, who best exemplifies the character of Patricia Furterer, a longtime resident, former executive director of the chamber, 2002 Valentine Lady, Loveland Stage Company producer and Loveland promoter and enthusiast. The other of the two scholarships, The Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship, is awarded to a student who demonstrates the ability to succeed academically and manifests a personal commitment to community reflected in their

activities and local service projects. The scholarship application has been sent to all participating high schools, and is available at the Chamber office and on the chamber Web site, Interested students should contact the guidance department at their respective schools. Scholarship recipients are selected by a committee using a process which conceals the identity of all applicants. The deadline for submitting scholarship applications is Friday, April 16. Applications can be mailed to the Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce, 442 West Loveland Ave., Loveland, Ohio 45140, or faxed to 683-5449. Applications are also accepted in person at the Chamber Office. To make a donation to the scholarship, contact the Chamber at 683-1544.


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Loveland resident John H. Hallock is serving on the 2010 Council of The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Ohio. The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Ohio promotes appreciation of America’s colonial history and heritage. Members are men descended from people who served in the military or significant government service during America’s colonial period. The society awards college scholarships and sends Ohio history teachers to Colonial Williamsburg for a week’s immersion program in colonial history. The Web site is

Jones named ‘Watchdog of the Treasury’

State Sen. Shannon Jones (R-7th District) received the “Watchdog of the Treasury” Award from the United Conservatives of Ohio for her work during the 127th General Assembly. Jones, who has consistently voted against tax increases and has been a leader at the Statehouse in the fight against excessive spending and government waste, received her award (in the shape of a small bulldog statute) at a breakfast. “Too many Ohioans are out of work and struggling to make ends meet. They simply cannot afford to send more of their limited resources to fund big government at all levels,” Jones said. “More than ever, government must be efficient with taxpayer dollars and err on the side of tightening the belt rather than always going back to the taxpayer.”

This General Assembly, Jones is continuing her work to rein in government spending. She voted no on more than $1 billion in fee increases as part of the state budget bill as well as against the governor’s income tax increase. She is one of three senators appointed by Senate President Bill Harris to serve on the Budget Planning and Management Commission. This task force is working to develop a strategy for balancing the next state budget, which is expected to be more than $7 billion short due to all the one-time and federal stimulus money used prop up the current budget. Jones has introduced a resolution to oppose federal health care legislation, which would drive up costs to Ohio families, businesses and state government. She helped pass legislation in January that would prevent the Admicnistration from diverting funds from Ohioans charitable donations to balance the state budget. Her bill is pending in the Ohio House of Representatives. Jones represents the 7th Ohio Senate District, which includes Warren County and a portion of Hamilton County. Prior to her service in the Ohio Senate, she served as state representative for the 67th District.

Loveland man awarded

Ohio National announced Joseph V. Stiles as its 2009 Paul E. Martin Community Service Award winner. An Ohio National Career Agent, Stiles has been affiliated with the company since September 2005. He serves as the associate general


State Sen. Shannon Jones (RSpringboro) accepts the “Watchdog of the Treasury” Award from the United Conservatives of Ohio for her work during the 127th General Assembly. agent for Cincinnati-based J.T. Clark and Associates. Established in 1979, the Paul E. Martin Community Service Award honors the significant civic betterment endeavors of the late Paul E. Martin, Ohio National’s former president and chief executive officer. This award is presented annually to dedicated sales and home office associates who have worked to improve their community’s quality of life. “Youth, both locally and throughout the world have benefitted from Stiles’ service to a variety of organizations,” said Larry Adams, senior vice president and chief agency officer. “By giving selflessly of his time and energy, Stiles truly embodies the spirit of Paul E. Martin and his legacy of civic betterment.” As a former charter board member and emeritus board member of the Paul Lammermeier Foundation, Stiles has been active in raising funds to support the Foundation’s mission efforts for homeless and orphaned children in Lima, Peru. He made a personal pilgrimage to Lima to visit the mission in July 2008. His mission work also includes serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Zaire in 1991. Locally, Stiles works with youth as a coach of little league baseball and

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longer occupied by the owner policy provisions require that the company be notified. The time limit required for notification varies from company to company, but in most cases is just 30 to 60 days. After that time, the insurer may deny payment for damage claims to the property. Insurance companies offer policies geared to each type of risk. Vacant properties can attract vandals and vagrants looking for shelter, especially when the weather turns cold. Copper theft is another common problem – with

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youth basketball and is a commentator for his church’s youth football program. Stiles’ commitment to his church, St. Columban Catholic Church, also includes serving on the pastoral council and the Stewardship Committee. According to St. Columban’s pastor and Paul E. Martin nominator, Stiles dedication to his faith and church has inspired others to follow in his footsteps. His faith in his profession is also a priority for Stiles. He is a member, and past board member, of the Cincinnati Chapter of Legatus. This organization of Catholic business leaders and spouses, works throughout the year on initiatives to promote faith-based leadership in the workplace and community. Stiles also draws on his professional experiences to mentor Xavier University MBA students through career development as well as education and familyrelated matters. Stiles and his wife, Laura, live in Loveland with their two sons. He received his undergraduate degree from Miami University and his graduate degree from Xavier University. His company awards and honors include two qualifications for the company’s Council of Honor, five VIP of the Month honors and one Wall of Fame membership.

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March 17, 2010

Loveland Herald



Dr. Robin Cotton has seen Cochlear implants revolutionize hearing and speaking for children.


Jen Klostermeier brought tears with her poignant speech.

Lindsay Clemens and Shannon Kramer (Marilyn Monroe) all “glammed” up for the OVV gala event.


Miami Twp. school celebrates its success Hollywood style By Chuck Gibson

Saturday, Feb. 27, was like Oscar night at the Redmoor in Mount Lookout for supporters, staff and families of Ohio Valley Voices School in Miami Township. The Loveland area school, where deaf children learn to talk, celebrated “10 years of talking” with a night of Hollywood glamour. “It’s about the kids talking,” said Maria Sentelik, executive director of the school. On that night, it was about the supporters talking and honoring four who played a significant role in making what “was just a dream, now a phenomenal reality.” Jean Moog was honored for her role in developing the curriculum that guides the teaching success for the school. She shared how three men from Cincinnati approached her with that dream to help their own deaf children learn to speak. “It has been a fabulous journey with Ohio Valley Voices,” Moog said. “Their lives have been changed forever. I’m glad that from the start, in their dream, I got to play a part.” Dr. Daniel Choo of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital was honored for his role with the medical treatment of deaf children helping to create better opportunities for them. He humbly recog-

nized others who have made contributions at OVV. “People here tonight have done far more work than I,” Choo said. “Having Ohio Valley Voices here in Cincinnati makes our outcomes infinitely better.” He talked about the miracle parents experience the first time they know their child heard their voice. “It’s an incredible experience,” Choo said. “That kind of miracle happens every day at Ohio Valley Voices.” Jen Klostermeier left not a dry eye in the house with her poignant speech recalling when she first learned her son Tyler was deaf. She recounted every vivid detail of the place and moment; just like you know any mom would. Upon learning of Tyler’s deafness, she simply hoped for a miracle. “Every moment we spent at OVV was the completion of the miracle we hoped for,” she said, choking back her own tears. “Because of three families who moved mountains, Ohio Valley Voices is here today for all the families to come; grateful to be a part of keeping this school alive for the next child and the hundreds after that.” Julie O’Neill, Channel 9 News anchor, emceed the program citing the contributions of each of the honorees. Dr. Robin Cotton was cited for his fundraising support of OVV.

He spoke of the major contributions of medical science he has witnessed; calling Cochlear implants one of the three most significant advances for children during the last 30-40 years. “What you are doing is truly life changing,” he told them. “Hearing aids worked in a limited way. Cochlear implants have revolutionized the way deaf children can be helped.” Bob and Kathy Murphy were among those first three families who helped get it all started. Their daughter Chrissy is in high school now. “She’s just a normal kid,” Bob said. “When we started, I think this is what we envisioned. It was needed in Cincinnati. We believed it would be here.” It’s been here 10 years now. They celebrated with a $1,500 per table sitdown dinner and dancing to the live music of Leroy Ellington and the EFunk Band. Feather boas, top hats and canes gave the true Hollywood feel right down to the Marilyn Monroe lookalike offering “cigars, cigarettes, Tiparillos?” to the patrons. Proceeds from the gala benefit the school funded by donations and tuition paid by the families. “We had a lot of fun,” Sentelik said. “Jen Klostermeier couldn’t have said it any better. What matters is Jen up there telling people and crying because Tyler can talk. We’re so excited to be here.”


Jean Moog developed the curriculum and has been a part from the start.


Maria Sentelik wears a wide smile and feather boa during the gala.


Dr. Daniel Choo of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital was recognized.


Caroline Klostermeier, Jen Klostermeier, Julie Curfiss and Kathy Murphy; all have had a major impact on Ohio Valley Voices.


Caroline and John DiMauro enjoy the music and dancing after the dinner program.


Dr. Robin Cotton with top hat and “shades” enjoys the Hollywood theme with his wife, Cindy.


Loveland Herald


March 17, 2010


513.242.4000 Sell it quicker by selling it closer to home.

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 Wednes day, March 31st, 2010 at 12:00 noon. Cash only. Unit # A419 – Lisa Allen, 6745 Oakbark Drive, Loveland, OH 45140 (Television in wall unit, picture in frame, utility shelf, assorted cartons); Unit # D641 – Ralph Dixon, 17282 West Morning Glory Street, Goodyear, AZ 85338 (Mattress and box spring, exercise bench, plant in pot, assorted cartons, assorted plastic tubs; Unit # D642 – Ralph Dixon, 17282 West Morning Glory Street, Goodyear, AZ 85338 (Sofa, table, wrought iron chairs, silk plant, oriental rug, wall unit, assorted cartons). 1030444/1542502

LEGAL NOTICE By order of the Board of Education, Loveland City School District, sealed proposals will be received at the Office of the Treasurer of The Board of Education, Loveland City School District until 12:00 Noon, EDST, April 7,2010 , after which they will be publicly opened and read in the conference room at 757 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland, Ohio. Proposals are being requested for furnishing all materials, and doing all work necessary to complete the Gymnasium Roof Replacement at Loveland High School in the Loveland City School District, Loveland, Ohio in accordance with drawings and specifications prepared for the same by the Office of the Business Manager for Loveland City School District. Each bid must contain the name of every person interested therein, and shall be accompanied by a bid bond or a certified check upon a solvent bank, payable to the order of the Treasurer of the Board of Education and in the amount not less than 10 percent of the amount of the bid and conditioned that if the bid is accepted, a contract will be entered into, and the performance of it properly secured. Each Proposal shall meet the Regulations of Section 153.54 of The Ohio Revised Code. No bids may be withdrawn for at least sixty (60) days after the scheduled closing time for receipt of bids. Proposals are to be made on blank forms to be obtained in the bid packets. Forms should be placed in a sealed envelope, plainly marked on the outside “Gymnasium Roof Replacement ". All bid proposals should be delivered to the Treasurer of the Board of Education no later than the time and date indicated above. There will be a pre-bid meeting at the Loveland High School, 1 Tiger Trail, Loveland, Ohio 45140 on March 26, at 1pm . Specifications and instructions to bidders are on file in the office of the Treasurer, Loveland Board of Education, 757 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland, Ohio 45140. The Board of Education reserves the right to reject any or part of any, or all said proposals, and to waive informalities in the bid. By Order of the Board of Education Brett Griffith, Treasurer Loveland City School District 757 S. Lebanon Road Loveland, Ohio 45140 Publish: March 17, 2010 March 24, 2010

Epiphany United Methodist Church



MONTGOMERY ASSEMBLY OF GOD 7950 Pfeiffer Rd. 793-6169

9:30 am Sunday School 10:45 am Sunday Morning Worship 6:30 pm Sunday Eve Service 7:00 pm Wednesday Family Night


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

6461 Tylersville Road (1/2 mile W. of Cin-Day) 513-779-1139

Sundays 7:30, 9:00 & 10:45am Nursery Sun 9:00am-noon Church School Classes for All Ages, 9:45am

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. Easter Sunday services at Epiphany United Methodist church will be Sunday, April 4. There will be three services Easter morning: 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. will be traditional services with the contemporary service at 9 a.m. Professional childcare will be available at all services. The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 6779866.

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: April 19, May 17, June 7, July 19 and Aug. 16. The church is at 7701 Kenwood Road, Kenwood; 891-1700.

Loveland Presbyterian Church

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

3751 Creek Rd.


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

Take I-275 to exit 57 toward Milford, Right on McClelland, Right on Price, church soon on Right


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


7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery (East of I-71 on Pfeiffer Rd) Worship Schedule 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Worship and Holy Communion 9:45 a.m. Sunday School and Adult Forum Pastor: Josh Miller Baby sitter provided Visit our website at:

NorthStar Vineyard Community Church

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


(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 "The GPS of Life: Judging Others"

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


8999 Applewood Dr Blue Ash 891 8527

(off Larchview, off Plainfield at Cross County Hwy.) email: Sunday School 9 AM & 10:30 AM Sunday Worship 9 AM & 10:30 AM Child Care provided 10:30AM

Rev. Robert Roberts, 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

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

Montgomery Presbyterian Church 9994 Zig Zag Road Mongtomery, Ohio 45242

Worship Service 10:30am Nursery Care Available website:

Wednesday afternoons during Lent, The Dittos Bible study members are offering a community outreach: A Prayer Drive Thru. Persons “Pulling in For Prayer” will be greeted by a prayer team (two persons) who will pray for them. Guests will also receive a prayer bookmark and a copy of the New Testament. A hospitality station will be set up as well, offering free beverages and snacks and information on Loveland UMC. For more information, call 683-1738 or visit 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 Sun-

About religion

Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. E-mail announcements to m, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. Mail to: Loveland Herald, Attention: Teasha O’Connell, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, OH 45140. day 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.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

Soup supper and evening prayerEvery Wednesday during Lent, 6:15 p.m. supper and 7:15 p.m. Service of Evening Prayer. 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 583-0371. The church is at 6300 Price Road, Loveland; 677-7600.

St. Columban Church

The church is hosting the annual Fish Fry from 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays during Lent: March 19 and 26. Choose grilled salmon, fish or shrimp dinners with two sides. Also available: Fish sandwiches, cheese pizza whole or by the slice, and gourmet salad. Drive-through or dine-in. Visit The church is at 894 Oakland Road, Loveland; 683-0105.

Sisterhood, Na’amat to hold Women’s Seder

Good Shepherd (E LCA) 7701 Kenwood Rd.

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 hosting the annual Spring Garage Sale from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 20. There will be furniture, small and large appliances, clothes, collectibles, books, kitchen items, VCR and audio tapes, CDs and more. The sale will take place in Nisbet Hall, Butterfly Pavilion and the barn behind the church. Many items will be free. Food will be available for sale. For more information on large items in the sale, visit or call Terry Price at 677-8168. The church is at 360 Robin Ave., Loveland; 683-2525;

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LEGAL NOTICE The following legisla tion was passed by Loveland City Council at their March 9, 2010 meeting: 2010-12 A resolu tion establishing goals for the City of Loveland for the year 2010. 2010-13 A resolu tion authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract for alternate supply of wholesale electric energy. Misty Cheshire, Clerk of Council City of Loveland. The above listed legislation is available for inspec tion at the City Manag er’s office, 120 West Loveland Avenue, Loveland, Ohio during normal office hours. 1001544931



For the 10th consecutive year, Northern Hills Synagogue Sisterhood and Na’amat, the International Movement of Zionist Women, will join for a special Women’s Seder. The Seder will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 18, at Swaim Lodge, in Swaim Park, at the corner of Cooper and Zig Zag roads in Montgomery. Through food, verse and song, the Passover Seder celebrates the liberation of the Jews from Egyptian slavery, taking place as part of the Passover holiday, which begins the evening of March 29. This pre-Passover Women’s Seder will focus on the roles of women in the story of the Exodus and in Jewish history, filling out the traditional stories in a way that is especially meaningful to women. Tracy Weisberger, Northern Hills director of programming and education, will lead the Seder. According to Weisberger, this year’s Seder will focus on the Prophetess Miriam, the sister of Moses, and her important role in the celebration of Passover and the Exodus. “It has been a joy to see women of all ages and backgrounds, from Northern Hills, from Na’amat, and from throughout the community, come together to focus not on the chores

of getting ready for the holiday, but to learn about the important contribution of women to our heritage,” Weisberger said. “This is a Seder with a different slant because we recognize important women in Jewish history, and their courage and strength, filling out the picture found in the traditional Hagaddah in a way that is meaningful to women,” said Sandy Kaltman of Na’amat. Women are invited to bring their favorite charoset or Passover dessert to share. For more than 80 years, Na’amat has focused on its mission of enhancing the quality of life for women, children, and families in Israel and around the world. Formerly known as Pioneer Women, Na’amat supports a broad array of social services, and is committed to religious pluralism and enhancing the status of women at home and in the workplace. Northern Hills Synagogue Sisterhood conducts a wide variety of religious, educational, and social programs to enrich congregational life and the wider community. The entire community is invited. There is no charge for participating. For more information or to make reservations, contact Northern Hills Synagogue at 931-6038.



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Incidents/investigations Assault

At Shoemaker Drive and Arcaro Drive, March 4. At 130 Silver Fox Lane, March 7.

Drug abuse-possess/use, drug paraphernalia-possess/use At 605 Hanna Ave., March 4.

Drug paraphernalia

At 6770 Loveland-Miamiville Road, March 5.


At 273 Broadway St., March 6.


At 333 Broadway St., March 2. At 108 S. Third St., March 2.

Violate court order

At 126 S. Lebanon Road, March 3. At 126 S. Lebanon Road, March 8.

MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Adam T. Ramey, 43, 306 Arrowhead Trail, marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia, Feb. 24. Austin B. Krewina, 19, 2004 Stillwater No. 3, drug paraphernalia, Feb. 23. Donna M. Krewina, 48, 2004 Stillwater No. 3, child endangering, Feb. 23. Saul Gomez, 48, 10831 Cinderella, drug possession, paraphernalia, Feb. 23. Ian K. Simpson, 18, 128 Queens Road, underage consumption, operating vehicle under influence, Feb. 23. Richard W. Kosar, 45, 1336 Ohio 131, disorderly conduct, Feb. 24. Eric L. Ball, 19, 1124 Windfield, theft, breaking and entering, Feb. 25. Thomas J. Reese, 31, 26 Park Ave., felony theft, breaking and entering, Feb. 25. Michael C. Clark, 34, 424 Main St., disorderly conduct, Feb. 25. Robert A. Danisas, 25, 5956 Deerfield, operating vehicle under influence, Feb. 27. Crystal Hedberg, 18, 3780 Jordan Road, underage consumption, Feb. 27. Karen E. Welch, 47, 1189 Linda Lane, theft, Feb. 28. Phillip Heslar, 36, 969 Ohio 28, warrant service, Feb. 28. Lindsey Blust, 27, 969 Ohio 28, falsification, Feb. 28.

Incidents/investigations Attempted theft

Attempt to take items from vehicle at 5498 Enterprise Drive, Feb. 25.

Breaking and entering

Leaf blower, etc. taken at 1211 Capital Drive, Feb. 23. Drills, air compressor, etc. taken; $3,500 at 1212 Capital Hill, Feb. 24. Generator and tools taken from trailer shed; $6,400 at 5499 Enterprise Drive, Feb. 25. Leaf blower, etc. taken at 1100 Klondyke, Feb. 25. Chainsaw taken; $600 at 1243 Eagle Ridge, Feb. 25.


5743 Crabapple Way, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Terry Maars & Amber Caldwell, $110,000. 5653 Highland Terrace, Lawrence & Lorraine McBrearty, co-trustees to Cassandra & Frank Prastine, $157,500. 5854 Irish Dude Drive, Ellen Craven & Kenton Snowball to Douglas & Lisa Maloney, 0.615 acre, $322,500. 5864 Monassas Run Road, Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. to Timothy & Janice Schneider, 0.486 acre, $174,000.

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.


Whitney Drive, Feb. 24. Tools and rolls of copper taken from vehicle; $1,288 at 1091 Falls Church, Feb. 25. 1991 Pontiac and cellphone taken at 306 Arrowhead Trail, Feb. 26. Ring taken; $300 at 1281 Pebble Brooke, Feb. 26. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $384 at Ohio 28, Feb. 28. Wipers taken off vehicle at 600 Commons Drive, Feb. 28. Gasoline not paid for at BP Station; $5 at Ohio 131, Feb. 27. Checks taken at 568 Belle Meade Farm, Feb. 19.



Melbim Genteno-Guerra, 25, 9091 Link Road, assault at 9091 Link Road, Feb. 28. Edward Russell, 59, 5117 Phillip Court, operating motor vehicle impaired at I275, Feb. 19.


Equipment valued at $1,525 not given back to company at 8123 Ohio 126, Feb. 19.

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Compare home sales on your block, on your street and in your neighborhood at: 1420 Ohio 131, U.S. Bank, NA to Matthew Bole, $65,000. 6327 Pine Cover Lane, Robert & Patricia Viney to Michael & Sandra Trebour, 0.686 acre, $465,000.

1112 Sophia Drive, Greycliff Development LLC. to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC., 0.402 acre, $48,000. 942 Tarragon Lane, Yasuyuki & Yuki Ohashi to Connie & Larry Davis, $161,000.


10042 Morganstrace Drive: Hwang Teng Shang & Ming Chi Hwang to Edenfield Christopher D.; $238,000. 10459 Brentmoor Drive: Baginski Richard M. & Carole J. to Mattix Jchadwick M.; $445,100.

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.

Cincinnati Zoo earns gold The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden recently announced the Vine Street Village Pavilion and transportation hub received a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) NC Gold certification – the second-highest rating awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). This new Metro hub is incorporated into the Vine Street parking lot and is the first LEED-certified hub in the nation. This new, green transportation hub helps to not only maintain the Cincinnati

Zoo’s reputation as the greenest zoo in the country but also highlights the venture of Metro to make Cincinnati a greener city. “Metro plays a vital part in our community’s efforts to protect the environment,” said Marilyn Shazor, Metro’s CEO. “We would like to extend our sincere thanks to the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden for its strong commitment to environmental sustainability and for partnering with us on Metro’s first LEED-certified transit hub.” This is the zoo’s third

LEED award and their first LEED Gold certification. The Cincinnati Zoo is the first zoo in the country with multiple LEED projects. The Cincinnati Zoo recently was awarded LEED NC Platinum certification for its Historic Vine Street Village. The zoo’s first LEED-certified building (and the first Silver-certified building in Cincinnati) was its Harold C. Schott Education Center, which opened in 2006. To learn more about how to “Go Green,” log on to and click on “Saving the Earth.”

BRIDGES for a Just Community, in partnership with the Cincinnati Museum Center, will sponsor “Take a Seat,” Thursday, March 25, featuring artwork reflecting the social justice mission of BRIDGES. The event is scheduled

for 7 p.m.-10 p.m. at the Cincinnati Museum Center. Among the featured local artists are Michael Jackaman of Kenwood, Fabio Sassi, Meredith Siegman and Susan Siegman of Oakley, and Lisa Timman of Loveland.

Admission to the party is $30, which includes parking, entertainment, appetizers, cash bar, silent and live auctions. Proceeds will benefit BRIDGES’ human relations programming for young people and adults,

including Public Allies, as well as the Cincinnati Museum Center Fountain Fund. For more information, call Brittany Collins, event coordinator, at 381-4660 or visit

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Criminal damage

Front door damaged at 6619 Smith Road, Feb. 23. Screen damaged on rental machine at Walmart at Ohio 28, Feb. 15. Lock broken on vehicle at 1090 Cooks Crossing, Feb. 27. Wiper blade broken on vehicle at 600 Commons Drive, Feb. 27.

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Domestic violence

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Bad check issued to Ashley Swanger Photography at Delicious Apple Court, Feb. 24.


Tools taken from vehicle; $5,747 at 1168 Valley Forge, Feb. 23. 1998 Ford taken; $4,000 at 5437 Bailey Drive, Feb. 24. GPS unit taken from vehicle at 25

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‘Take a Seat’ with BRIDGES, Museum Center

Window panes damaged at 10001 Loveland-Madeira Road, Feb. 10.

Misuse of credit card

Daniel C. Dreyer, 66, of Loveland died March 8. Survived by wife, Janet (nee Gaitley) Dreyer; children, Robert Dreyer, Bryan Dreyer, Angie (Darrell) Bolin, Betheny (John Bullock) Mull, Marc Mullen, Alicia Georgeff and Eddie Gerrard; 11 foster children; grandchild, Charity Dreyer; and sibling, Sue (Dave) Southwick. Preceded in death by father, John F Dreyer; mother, Gertrude (nee Court) Dreyer; and brother, Rick Dreyer. Services were March 12 at Loveland Presbyterian Church.

Basic obituary information and a photo of your loved one is published without charge. Call 248-7134 for a form. For a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details.


Reported at 11725 Retview Lane, Feb. 23.

Daniel C. Dreyer

About obituaries

Window broken in vehicles at Ed’s Auto & Truck at 1607 Ohio 131, March 1.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damaging



About police reports


Benjamin Maxson, 30, 822 Wards Corner Road, capias, re-cite other department, March 2. Rayshawn A. Ewing, 19, 1526 Beaverton, violate court order, March 3. Justin H. Kraus, 23, 605 Hanna Ave. No. 5, drug paraphernaliause/possess, drug abuse-possess/use, capias, re-cite other department, re-cite other department, March 4. Derek A. Carpenter, 18, 901 Mohican Drive, capias, re-cite other department, arrest-outside agency warrant, March 5. Zachary S. Cadigan, 19, 1120 Sunrise Drive, speed, operating under fra suspension, drug paraphernalia, March 5. Lara M. Rowley, 40, 2847 Mossy Brink Court, arrest-outside agency warrant, speed, March 6. Scott Aloysius Brown, 24, 426 Ohio Ave., violate court order, re-cite other department, arrest-outside agency warrant, March 8. Monica R. Courtney, 21, 797 W. Main St. C, re-cite other department, March 9. Anthony J. Harvey, 44, 890 Loveland Ave. E-1, arrest-outside agency warrant, March 9.





Loveland Herald

March 17, 2010

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Upcoming workshop about love at Grailville Johnson will lead a weekend workshop April 30 through May 2 at Grailville, 932 O’Bannonville Road, in Loveland. The workshop will introduce others to what she calls “The Path of the Lover,” as a way of living with passion and finding meaning in life. The workshop is designed to help participants find the Beloved within so they may answer the call of their greatest longings. The program will run from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The cost of $275 includes lunch on Saturday and Sunday. “Myths from around the world tell of a divine lover who appears to a human man or woman, sweeps them off their feet and changes their life forever,” Johnson said. “This alluring, loving presence lives in each of us as the archetypal Beloved, the inner force that emboldens us, stirs our passion, and guides us in the direction we long to take.” Participants will find the


When Trebbe Johnson was 50 years old, she fell in love with a young man who was assisting on a wilderness rites of passage program she was leading in the mountains of Colorado. Unwilling to jeopardize her marriage by indulging in an affair or to chalk up the attraction to a mid-life crisis and turn her back on her feelings, she took another route. She decided to track passion itself and wrote a book, “The World Is a Waiting Lover: Desire and the Quest for the Beloved,” about what she discovered.

Path of the Lover workshop to include these specific components: • Discovering how fascination and desire can work for them. • Recognize and work with the inner voices of both the enchanting lover that calls them forward into the unknown and that of the protective, often selfdefeating worrier that holds them back. • Learning why past loves (even those that broke their hearts) were vital to teach them more about love. • Identifying the alluring projects and people that are beckoning them, so they can go after them with mindfulness and joy. Johnson is the director of VisionArrow, which offers programs worldwide that combine the mythic quest, the personal search for meaning, and discovery of wisdom and insight through nature. Her book, “The World Is a Waiting Lover: Desire and the Quest for the Beloved,” was published by New World Library in 2005. It is available in paperback. “(Trebbe’s work) … entices you to fall into your own precious mystery, to let your spirit take flesh as you become a human being, and to let your ordinary life find its spiritual core,” said Thomas Moore, author of “Care of the Soul.” For more information and to register for the workshop, contact Tom Rubens at or 310-2541. Overnight accommodations are available at Grailville for an extra fee and must be arranged individually by calling 683-2340.


Robin Kerth gives cars direction at last year’s event.

Ready to pray for you Wednesday afternoons during Lent, The Dittos bible study members of Loveland United Methodist Church are offering a community outreach: A Prayer Drive Thru. Persons pulling in for prayer will be greeted by a prayer team (two persons) who will pray for them. Guests will also receive a prayer bookmark and a copy of the New Testament. A hospitality station will be set up as well, offering free beverages and snacks and information on Loveland UMC. For more information, call 683-1738 or visit The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland.


At last year’s Prayer Drive Thru are, from left: Pat Blankenship, Sandy Dial, Linda Neal and Patti Miller.

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