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Trail blazers

Friends of the Little Miami State Park has accomplished a lot in less than a year. Steve Murphy, vice president of FLMSP, said the group was started by Simeon Copple, president of FLMSP, to confront trail safety after a few serious injuries last year. SEE LIFE, B1

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White Pillars deal ‘minor risk’ Couple will renovate, live in home By Jeanne Houck

A remodeling contractor who hopes to be named a curator of the White Pillars Homestead in Loveland says he has a passion for historical renovation and would like to leave his mark by restoring the 1850s home. Loveland City Council approved Jeffrey Dean and his wife, Rochelle, as curators of White Pillars. The aunt of Thomas Paxton, who laid out a town in 1849 called “Paxton” – later renamed Loveland – helped design and build the homestead. “I would like to bring it back to the level of beauty and splendor it once was and make the city of Loveland proud of that structure,” Jeffrey Dean said. According to the proposed agreement between the Deans and the city, the couple would be able to live in the homestead at 101 Founders Lane in Clermont County rent-free. In exchange, the Deans would restore the house at a cost of at


A Union Township couple hopes to be named curators of the White Pillars Homestead in Loveland. least $3,000 in materials. The city would contribute $50,000 toward the construction of a kitchen and a two-car carriage house. The homestead would remain the property of the city. Loveland City Manager Tom Carroll said the curatorship entails “measured risk” for both parties. He said the curators would be making an investment in property they do not own and the city could have to complete the project

or find another curator should the Deans end the agreement. Carroll said the Deans have been carefully vetted, and, “It is staff’s opinion that the city’s overall risk is relatively minor with this concept, and the city has undertaken a rather similar project before with great success.” Jeffrey Dean has 18 years’ experience as a carpenter specializing in residential remodeling and owns his own remodeling contrac-

tor company, Artisan Construction. Dean has remodeled older homes in Indian Hill and Hyde Park. Dean lives in Union Township with his wife, who is an English teacher at Indian Hill Middle School. The couple together completely remodeled a home on Bellwood Drive in Loveland.

Township plans ‘lots’ of changes for show By Caitlin Varley

A man of art

William John Schickel touched the whole world with his works of art. In Loveland, Bill Schickel touched the community with the art of a life simply lived. He left a special legacy to Loveland upon his passing Tuesday, July 14. SEE STORY, A2

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The Cincinnati Flower Show celebrated its 20th anniversary this year, but it was the first time the show was held in Symmes Township. The Symmes Township board of trustees held an open meeting July 15 to go over what went well and what needs work. Ken Bryant, president of the Symmes Township board of trustees, said they have a fiveyear contract with the flower show. “We anticipated some teething pains,” Bryant said. The meeting was open to the public, but Bryant said it was mostly a conversation between the board and flower show representatives. He said that could mean people were happy with the show or at least not upset enough to come to the meeting to complain. “The future bodes well for (the flower show) here,” Bryant said. Bryant said the paid attendance was equal to 2008’s show at Coney Island. Pedestrian flow went well and the vendors were happy, Bryant said. “Everyone in the area ... welcomed this endeavor,” Bryant said.



Mary Margaret Rochford, president and director of shows for the Cincinnati Horticultural Society, said feedback has been 99.9 percent positive. She added that exhibitors liked it and the location was easy to find. Even though the show was an overall success, there were problems, including traffic and parking issues. Bryant said they were not adequately set up for bus pickup and dropoff and there was not a good turn-around area. This aggravated traffic problems. The shuttle buses allowed people to park in local church parking lots and be transferred to the show, which was held in Symmes Park, but Bryant said they did not have enough buses. Bryant said valet parking worked well, but it was understaffed, which caused a backlog. Parking was also an issue because they could not use the Rozzi lot all of the time. Bryant said he hopes this will change next year. “We will make a dent in it,”





Penny Moore of Columbus and Katie Moore of Loveland look at the window displays at the 2009 Cincinnati Flower Show at Symmes Park. Bryant said. Traffic was also an issue for local residents who could not get out of their driveways. Bryant said next year they hope to put local police officers there since they know the area instead of using off-duty officers from other communities. Mary Margaret Rochford, president and director of shows for the Cincinnati Horticultural Society, said the show went well and the only issues were temporary and parking-related. “I think next year those will basically fade away,” Rochford said. She said next year Symmes

Township will have two more parking lots completed. Rochford said Symmes Park is a good location from a production standpoint because it’s almost all on solid ground. “For us, it was wonderful,” Rochford said. “The people all loved the show.” Rochford said feedback has been 99.9 percent positive. She added that exhibitors liked it and the location was easy to find. Rochford also complimented the Symmes Township staff. “The Symmes staff were just fantastic,” Rochford said. “They really know their park well.”


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Grailville, Loveland remember Schickel’s simple lifestyle By Chuck Gibson

William John Schickel touched the whole world with his works of art. In Loveland, Bill Schickel touched the community with the art of a life simply lived. He left a special legacy to Loveland upon his passing Tuesday, July 14. “His legacy is his kids,� said Pat Hill, a close family friend and Bill’s godson. Most say you can’t speak of Bill without speaking of Mary, his wife who preceded him in death two years ago. They had 11 children together and leave


The William Schickel Gallery window sign in the heart of Historic Loveland.


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Aug. 13, 1919-July 14, 2009. The children of William and Mary Schickel: Anna (Schickel) Haine, Matha (Schickel) Dorff, William Schickel, John Schickel, Joseph Schickel, Elizabeth (Schickel) Robinson, Benedict Schickel, Martin Schickel, Mary (Schickel) Moorman, Ruth (Schickel) Tabeling and Joy (Schickel) France; 30 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. 52 grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. “His daughter, Martha (Schickel) Dorff was part of the group that started the bike trail,� Hill remembered. He said Martha’s efforts helped preserve what we now know as Historic Loveland instead of allowing federal funds to build a super highway through the heart of Loveland. His son, Joe, is a member of city council and Martin Schickel is a founding committee member for Loveland’s Amazing Race and so many other community events. “He brought art and culture and square dance,� Hill said. “He transformed the Grailville campus and he designed two liturgy spaces at St. Columban.� It all began at Grailville back in the 1940s when Mary and Bill announced their engagement and then were married there. Audrey Sorrento was at Grailville in 1947. “I was at their solemn engagement ceremony,� she said. “Then, in 1950, I remember them living down the road on O’Bannonville Road. They had a very simple sustainable lifestyle. I think they had a cow and probably Bill milked it – it was a very simple lifestyle. He was always intimately related to Grailville.�





Sorrento thinks the transformation of the cattle barn into The Oratory was his most important artistic gift to Grailville. The simplicity of his art, his great faith and integrity left a lasting impression. An artist and designer by vocation, many who knew him called him teacher. “He was a wonderful teacher,� said Janet Calvin, another close family friend from Grailville. “He had a great intellectual grasp of what he was doing. I think that was his greatest strength.� Again, it was his simplicity that left the lasting impression on Calvin. She said Bill was very good at cutting through the nonsense and getting down to the core of a matter. She remembered how he broke art down to its simplest form. “He would say there are three principles: integrity of materials, form follows function and decoration follows form,� Calvin said. “You could go very far with those three principles.� William John Schickel did not have to go far to make his greatest impact. His simple quiet life a few hundred yards down O’Bannonville Road from Grailville set a lasting example for his children, grandchildren and


Bill Schickel with his stained glass art.


Inside The Oratory at Grailville – a cattle barn transformed by Bill Schickel. great-grandchildren-not to mention his extended family of friends in the community of Grailville and Loveland. “He was a really nice guy,� said Cindy Durham, owner of Cindy’s Friendly Tavern in Loveland where Bill regularly stopped for a drink. “I didn’t know him real well, I just knew him from coming in here. He was quiet. I knew his kids because I grew up in Loveland too.� She knew about his art work and that the family was big and lived up near Grailville. Durham has owned the tavern for three years, but remembers Bill coming in while she worked there before. She remembered him going to the gym to “keep his legs moving�

as he got older then coming over for his one drink – vodka on the rocks. “He was always welcoming,� Pat Hill said. “You could discuss anything and he wouldn’t flinch. He didn’t try to tell you what to do, but, when he gave advice, he meant every word of it.� Everyone recognized his intense faith and his loyal commitment to the Catholic Church. He also designed the Chapel at the Abbey of Gethsemane, a Catholic monastery and retreat center in Kentucky while Thomas Merton was there. “He was a man of unquestioning faith,� Hill said. “He said ‘Your faith in God is what will save you.’ He was an extraordinary guy.�

No one hurt in Miami Twp. apartment fire At approximately 7:15 p.m., Sunday, July 26, the Miami Township Fire and Emergency Medical Service was dispatched to a structure fire at 124 Queens Road, near the intersection of Ohio 28 and Cook Road. The townhouse apartment building contains about 10 units per building. A neighbor smelled smoke and called 911, said Miami Township Fire Chief Jim Whitworth. On arrival, Miami Township firefighters reported

smoke coming from the building and immediately requested a response of an engine and an ambulance from neighboring Milford Community Fire Department. Neighbors reported no one was home at the time. Firefighters then forced entry through the front door. They made their way through the unit and the second floor until locating the fire in the back bedroom in a far corner. The fire had grown up

the wall and was just starting to move across the ceiling. Firefighters extinguished the fire and confined the flame and heat damage to the bedroom. However, there was extensive smoke damage throughout the second floor of the unit. Fire investigators identified the cause as improperly discarded smoking materials. A damage estimate is not available.





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Loveland Initiative needs a new home By Jeanne Houck

Girl Scouts deliver


Loveland second-grade Brownie Troop No. 47327 recently delivered Girl Scout Cookies to the Yellow Ribbon Support Center. The boxes will be shipped to U.S. troops in the Middle East. The cookies were purchased through the Girl Scout Cookie Share Program, in which Girl Scouts can sell cookies to support an organization of their choice. From left: Keith Maupin, Jade Lee-Wilson, Sydney Miller, Cara Noel, Faith Gunn, Carey Kelsey and Rachel Noe. Not pictured, Samantha Mingie, Emily Hamm, Kayla Wharff and co-leader Nana Noel.

The Loveland Initiative is revving up efforts to find a new home. The non-profit organization that educates and assists low-income children and their families is financially strapped and recently moved out of its offices on Loveland-Madeira Road. The Loveland Initiative is looking for space armed with suggestions from the recently disbanded “Ad Hoc Committee on Loveland Non-profit Organizations,� which was established by Loveland City Council earlier this year. The committee

was designed in part to help the Loveland Initiative find permanent housing, strengthen its financial standing and review its bylaws. Neither Terrie Puckett, who served as chairperson of the ad hoc committee, or Terri Rogers, president of the Loveland Initiative, could be reached for comment. Minutes from a recent meeting of the ad hoc committee show members have given Loveland Initiative representatives suggestions about organizations including churches - that might provide space free or at a reduced rate.

The minutes also show members of the ad hoc committee and the Loveland Initiative discussed ways to restructure the Initiative’s operations and better delineate the roles and responsibilities of Initiative board members and officers. In addition to its work with the Loveland Initiative, the ad hoc committee was formed to help administrators come up with rules for all non-profit organizations seeking financial or other kinds of help from the city. On July 28, Loveland City Council approved the rules, which include a requirement that non-profit organizations apply no later

than Sept. 15 for financial assistance for the following calendar year. Other rules: • require applicants for city help to provide proof of their non-profit status, information about how they plan to use the city’s help and an explanation about how their proposals would improve the quality of life for Loveland residents and businesses; • prohibit requests for city help for political and religious projects, ongoing operating expenses and venture capital for profitmaking activities.

Ad hoc committee member left with ‘a true sense of hope’ By Jeanne Houck

A member of the justdisbanded “Ad Hoc Committee on Loveland Non-Profit Organizations� said she is pleased with the working relationship it was able to build with the Loveland Initiative.

Loveland City Council established the committee earlier this year in part to help the Loveland Initiative find permanent housing, strengthen its financial standing and review its bylaws. “When our city committee and the Loveland Initiative first met jointly, I was-

n’t sure there would be much success, but I’ve left all of our meetings together with a true sense of hope and a renewed and growing respect for the important work of this group,� said committee member Paulette Leeper, executive director of the Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce.

“The Loveland Initiative does not yet have new office space, but they have secured space at the V.F.W. hall to store backpacks for their popular backpack program.� The ad hoc committee also was charged with helping city officials come up with rules for all non-profit

organizations seeking financial or other kinds of help from the city. City council recently approved the rules. “The limited time frame of the ad hoc committee has officially ended, and in that time, we’re edited the city’s new application for grants and in-kind support and pro-

vided some much-needed guidance to the folks at the Loveland Leeper Initiative,� Leeper said. “Right now, they are in the process of doing a variety of things to get the word out in the community about their plight.�



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Arst council awards scholarship The Loveland Arts Council awards one local high school graduate each year a $500 scholarship for college study in the visual arts, which may be renewed up to four years. Selection is made on the strength of portfolio examples, an essay, academic history and a personal interview. This year’s winner is Loveland High School graduate Alexandra Dodenhoff. She will pursue her study in the field of photography at Raymond Walters.

She has been on both the honor roll and high honor roll during high school and she received the honor of having her art work and Dodenhoff photography accepted in the top 25 pieces of art work out of 12,000 pieces in the Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition.


Suzanne Kirby and Jeffrey Morris, both of Loveland, have graduated from Kent State University. Kirby received a master of education degree and Morris received a bachelor of arts degree.

James Mitchell Morger of Loveland graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received a bachelor of science degree in journalism.

• Aaron D. Laws, Dillon M. Cross, Thomas A. Keane and Laurie Loomis, all of Loveland, recently graduated from Wilmington College. Laws received a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Cross, who graduated magna cum laude, received a bachelor’s degree in history. Keane, who graduated cum laude, received a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Loomis received a bachelor’s degree business administration.


Christian leaders

Ursuline Academy students in each class are invited to recognize the student in the class who best exemplifies integrity, kindness and compassion with the Christian Leadership Award. These students were honored at the Academic Awards Ceremony at the end of the school year. The 2008-2009 Christian Leadership awardees are, from left: freshman Jennifer Holbrook of Montgomery, sophomore Grace Reifenberg of Loveland and junior Desirae Ball of Sharonville. The senior winner was Rebecca Callahan of Milford (not pictured).

Loveland Class of ’09 scholarships, awards: R to Z Community Press Staff Report Loveland High School’s Class of 2009 graduated after securing $13,129,354 in scholarships and awards. Graduates who garnered awards are: • Emily Rahm – Georgia Tech renewable Non-Georgia Resident Award, $7,500; Ohio University renewable Gateway Scholarship, $1,000; Ohio University renewable Resident Grant, $750; Rochester Institute of Technology renewable Presidential Scholarship, $9,000; Rochester Institute of Technology renewable grant, $1,000; University of Cincinnati renewable Century Scholarship, $2,000. • Katherine Ramos – Sweet Briar College renewable academic scholarship, $10,000. • Blake Reaney – Ohio University renewable Gateway Scholarship, $500. • Taylor Rice – Miami University renewable academic scholarship, $2,800; The Ohio State University renewable academic scholarship, $2,100; University of Cincinnati renewable Century Scholarship, $2,000. • Jordan Roberts – Ohio Northern University renewable General Grant, $9,000; Ohio Northern University renewable Equity Grant, $10,400; Stanley L. McCoy Sr. Scholarship, $500. • Fiona Robertson – University of Cincinnati renewable Century Scholarship, $2,000; Xavier University renewable Trustee Scholarship, $15,000; Proctor & Gamble Fund Scholarship, $2,500. • Kelsey Rodier – Ohio University renewable Gateway Scholarship, $750; Ohio University residence hall and dining discount, $750; Loveland Education Association Scholarship, $1,500. • Kayla Rose – Xavier University renewable academic scholarship, $8,000; Xavier University grant, $3,000. • Graham Russell – Butler University renewable grant, $13,900; Ohio University renewable Gateway Scholarship, $500; Ohio University renewable Special Russ College of Engineering Scholarship, $1,000; John J. Ogg Scholarship, $1,500; Stanley L. McCoy Sr. Scholarship, $1,000. • Chelsey Saatkamp – Brigham Young University Academic Scholarship, $2,146; Brigham Young University Scripps League Scholarship, $1,073; American Express renewable scholarship, $1,000.

The complete list

Beginning July 22, The Loveland Herald has been listing scholarships won by members of the Loveland High School Class of 2009. July 22: Students with last names A-H July 29: Students with last names J-P This week: Students with last names R-Z To find past issues, visit and click on the e-edition link. • Vidhya Sabapathy – The Ohio State University renewable Provost Scholarship, $2,100; University of Cincinnati renewable Century Scholarship, $2,000; Youngstown State University renewable Trustee Scholarship, $2,500; Chuck Schmidt Scholarship, $500. • Miranda Sadler – Kent State University renewable Trustee Scholarship, $3,500; Miami University renewable grant, $2,250; University of Cincinnati renewable Century Scholarship, $2,000. • Robert (Logan) Sand – Trevecca Nazarene University renewable Leadership Scholarship, $1,600; Trevecca Nazarene University renewable grant, $12,000. • Kathleen Scharfenberger – University of Cincinnati renewable Century Scholarship, $2,000; University of Louisville renewable Trustee Scholarship, $11,794. • William Schickel – Naval ROTC scholarship, $180,000. • Taryn Schirmer – Ohio University renewable Gateway Bobcat Grant, $1,800; Ohio University renewable academic competitive grant, $750; U.S. Department of Education federal Pell Grant, $1,400. • James Schuster – University of Cincinnati renewable Century Scholarship, $2,000. • Muhammad Sheikh – Xavier University renewable Honors Award, $10,000. • Ashley Smith – Miami University renewable grant, $1,300. • Devon Smith – Savannah College of Art and Design renewable academic scholarship, $8,000. • Morgan Smith – University of Cincinnati renewable Tech Prep Scholarship, $1,000. • Nikolis Snyder – Emory and Henry College renewable Patrick Henry Scholarship, $13,000; Emory and Henry College, renewable Out-of-State Grant, $3,125; Ohio University renewable Gateway Scholarship, $500; Ohio Uni-

versity renewable John and Susan Schmidt Scholarship, $1,000 . • Julia Sos – Columbia College renewable Presidential Scholarship, $8,000; Drexel University renewable Dean’s Scholarship, $11,500; North Carolina State University renewable academic scholarship, $20,000; Philadelphia University renewable academic scholarship, $10,000. • Christopher Stahl – Miami University renewable Ohio Achievement Scholarship, $1,000; Miami University renewable Ohio Merit Scholarship, $3,000; Miami University renewable Marjorie A. Price McGuffey Scholarship, $2,500; Purdue University renewable Trustees Scholarship, $10,000; Ohio State University renewable Distinquished Scholarship, $8,500; Ohio State University renewable Maximus Scholarship, $2,700; University of Dayton renewable Trustees Merit Scholarship, $13,500; University of South Carolina renewable Cooper Scholars Award, $18,000; National Merit Scholarship Corporation award, $2,500; LHS PTSA Tigers Scholarship, $1,000; Loveland Women’s Club Scholarship, $1,000; Stanley L. McCoy Sr. Scholarship, $500. • Victoria Stahl – Kent State University renewable Alumni Scholarship, $500; Dawn DeHart Memorial Scholarship, $1,000. • Victoria Steele – Montana State University renewable Achievement Award, $15,000; South Dakota State University renewable Jackrabbit Guarantee, $1,000; University of Kentucky renewable Provost Scholarship, $1,500; University of Toledo renewable academic scholarship, $1,500; University of Wyoming renewable academic scholarship, $5,500; Wright State University renewable academic scholarship, $2,500. • Jacob Stoner – Defiance College renewable Achievement Scholarship, $11,000; Hanover College renewable Buckeye Scholarship, $3,000; Hanover College renewable Travel Grant, $500; Hanover College renewable Harvey Wiley Scholarship, $7,000; Marietta College renewable grant, $9,000; Ohio Northern University renewable Achievement Award, $5,000; Tiffin University renewable Dean’s Scholarship, $8,500. • Evan Storch – Miami University renewable grant, $1,300; University of Dayton renewable President’s Merit Scholarship, $13,500; Ohio State Trapshooting Foundation Scholarship, $750; U.S. Marine Corps Selected Marine Corps Reserve enlistment

bonus/GI Bill, $20,000. • Sydney Viox – Allegheny University renewable Presidential Scholarship, $15,000; University of Cincinnati renewable College of Applied Science Technology Scholarship, $2,000; University of Cincinnati renewable Century Scholarship, $2,000; University of Cincinnati Tech Prep Scholarship, $3,500; Loveland Middle School PTA Warren McClellan Scholarship, $500. • Rachel Voss – Bucknell University renewable Athletic Basketball Merit Award, $50,500. • Suzanne Waked – Miami University renewable grant, $1,300; Ohio University renewable Gateway Scholarship, $500. • James Walerius – Denison University renewable Alumni Award, $13,000; Denison University grant, $3,500; Denison University bookstore grant, $650; Duquesne University renewable academic scholarship, $8,000; Hanover College renewable Donner Scholarship, $4,000; Hanover College renewable Buckeye Scholarship, $3,000; Hanover College grant, $6,329; University of Dayton renewable Dean’s Merit Scholarship, $10,000. • Emma Walsh – University of Cincinnati federal Pell Grant, $5,350; University of Cincinnati Ohio College OPP Grant, $2,496; University of Cincinnati Federal SEOG Grant, $900; University of Cincinnati academic competitive grant, $750. • Gabrielle Walter – Hanover College renewable Blythe Scholarship, $7,000; Hanover College renewable Buckeye Scholarship, $3,000; Hanover College renewable grant , $2,087; Ohio University renewable Gateway Scholarship, $500; University of Cincinnati renewable Century Scholarship, $2,000; University of Dayton renewable Dean’s Merit Scholarship, $11,500; Xavier University renewable Presidential Scholarship, $13,000; Xavier University renewable grant, $2,350. • Matthew Weinberg – Liberty College renewable academic scholarship, $6,000. • Colin Weinstein – Bowling Green State University renewable Founders Scholarship, $1,500; Michigan State University renewable Blue and Gold Level 2 Scholarship, $8,000; West Virginia University Presidential Study Abroad Scholarship, $5,000. • Joseph Werner – University of Dayton renewable Father Chaminade Award, $8,000. • Jarrett Williams – Bowling Green State University renewable

Centennial Scholarship, $5,000; University of Cincinnati renewable Century Scholarship, $2,000. • Heather Winterhalter – Bowling Green State University renewable Centennial Scholarship, $5,000; Eckerd College renewable Trustee Academic Achievement Scholarship, $14,000; Rollins College renewable Dean’s Scholarship, $25,000; Rollins College renewable Centennial Award, $5,000; Rollins College renewable Donald Cram Science Scholarship, $5,000; University of Alabama renewable Presidential Scholarship, $18,000; University of South Florida renewable Green and Gold Scholarship, $8,000. • Lisa Withey – Chuck Schmidt Scholarship, $500. • Kristopher Wittwer – Ohio University renewable Bobcat Award, $1,800. • Rachel Woodruff – Ferris State University renewable Great Lakes Scholarship, $4,500. • Brian Wozniak – Bowling Green State University renewable athletic scholarship in football, $16,280; Duke University renewable athletic scholarship in football, $51,550; Eastern Michigan University renewable athletic scholarship in football, $31,766; Kent State University renewable athletic scholarship in football, $17,742; Marshall University renewable athletic scholarship in football, $22,453; Miami University renewable athletic scholarship in football, $20,885; Ohio University renewable athletic scholarship in football, $31,301; University of Akron renewable athletic scholarship in football, $20,343; University of Cincinnati renewable athletic scholarship in football, $18,639; University of Connecticut renewable athletic scholarship in football, $34,812; University of Louisville renewable athletic scholarship in football, $26,874; University of Maryland renewable athletic scholarship in football, $36,234; University of Toledo renewable athletic scholarship in football, $20,195; University of Wisconsin renewable athletic scholarship in football, $35,188. • Laura Wright – St. Louis University renewable Dean’s Scholarship, $12,000; University of Dayton renewable Dean’s Merit Scholarship, $11,500; Stanley L. McCoy Sr. Scholarship, $1,000. • Lindsay Young – Loyola University Chicago renewable grant, $9,190. • Aaron Zellner – University of Cincinnati renewable academic scholarship, $7,896; West Virginia University renewable academic scholarship, $3,000.


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Schlesner continues to climb mountain By Tony Meale

Cole Schlesner is back at it, flinging copies of the Loveland Herald toward your doorstep like a floating curveball from the rubber. “My parents drive me around in their car,” said Schlesner, flashing a toothy grin as genuine as a shiny penny. It may seem peculiar to regard a paper route with such reverence, but after spending 47 days in the hospital – including 12 in the intensive care unit – Schlesner can’t help it. Sidelined by a line drive to the cranium while pitching for the Cincinnati Stix May 17, Schlesner has been the recipient of an outpouring of love and support the size of a tsunami. “What happened to Cole was tragic,” said Scott, his father. “But everything that has taken place since then has been terrific.” The First Annual Play for 4 Golf Event Fundraiser – the latest episode of generosity – was held at the Oasis Golf Club and Conference Center on July 27. All proceeds from the event were donated to the Schlesner family to help


Cole Schlesner, center, and his parents, Scott and Wendy, were on hand for the First Annual Play for 4 Golf event fundraiser at the Oasis Golf Club and Conference Center July 27. All proceeds from the event were given to the Schlesner family to help with Cole’s medical expenses. pay for Cole’s medical expenses, which will likely total several hundred thousand dollars. “Loveland really is a land of love,” said Steve Plitt, a close friend of the Schlesner family who organized the fundraiser. “We’ve received thousands of letters, emails and phone calls offering well wishes and asking for updates on Cole. The sponsors that made generous donations did so for no other reason than wanting to help. They just want Cole to get better.”

The fundraiser featured a silent auction in which participants bid on hoards of donated sports memorabilia, including autographed items from Marvin Lewis, Brian Kelly, Jim Tressel, Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips, Carson Palmer, Yogi Berra and Derek Jeter. The golf outing was expected to raise at least $50,000 and figures to become an annual event. “Once we found out how many traumatic head injuries there are each year, we decided this event is something we’re going to keep

doing,” Plitt said. “We’re going to help these people with their medical expenses. Cole will be the first recipient, and once his expenses are paid off, we’ll find someone else to donate to.” But for now, the focus remains on the Schlesners, who have been afforded free meals and free lawn care and have received funds from friends, neighbors and strangers ranging from lemonade-stand profits to corporate-sponsored donations. “Without that support, we

wouldn’t be getting through the dark days,” Scott said. During Schlesner’s time at Children’s Hospital, he had countless visitors, including Reds’ starting pitcher Aaron Harang. “He’s a very nice and genuine person,” said Schlesner, who described the support he’s been given as overwhelmingly uplifting. “Cole has demonstrated an incredibly positive attitude throughout this whole thing,” Scott said. “We knew we couldn’t change what happened, and we knew feeling sorry for ourselves wouldn’t help. We faced the brutal facts of the severity of the injury and wanted to focus all of our time and energy on getting better.” So they have. Schlesner, who will be a sophomore at Loveland, will have a bone plate put in his skull in October and hopes to be playing baseball again by next spring. Whether he meets that self-imposed deadline remains to be seen, but Schlesner will continue to scale the mountain of recovery. “He’s had unwavering confidence,” Scott said. “He’s been strong.”

Cincy’s top softball teams face off at Rumpke By Mark Chalifoux

St. Xavier signing day


Five St. Xavier High School seniors signed letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic endeavors in college Nov. 12. From left are Matt Buse, Sean Keating, Mike Basil, Tyler Hollstegge, and Matt Columbus. St. Xavier High School held its signing day on Nov. 12.Basil will play baseball for Indiana University; Buse will play golf at the University of Dayton; Columbus will swim for the University of South Carolina; Hollstegge will play baseball at UNC-Greensboro and Keating will play golf at the University of Dayton.

BRIEFLY Loveland athletic awards

Spring athletes recently were honored with athletic awards for this past season. All City: • First Team, tennis – Chris Stahl, Austin Stahl. • Honorable Mention First Team, tennis – Ian Streicker.

• Honorable Mention First Team, baseball – Adam Engel, Graham Russell. • Honorable Mention First Team, track 1600 meter – Sarah Fisher. • Honorable Mention First Team, softball – Nicollete Hayes, Courtney Allen, Haley Shuemake All-Regional: • Second Team, lacrosse – Char-

SIDELINES Baseball tryouts

The 17U Ohio Reds Baseball team is seeking players with advanced skills for the team in the 2010 season. The team plays in the Southwest Ohio League and several competitive tournaments. Players can’t turn 18 before May 1, 2010. • The Cincinnati Sharks baseball organization is preparing to conduct player evaluations for the multiple age groups for the 2009 season. The Sharks are recognized as a Program of Excellence and have teams in most age groups in the National and American divisions of the SWOL. Coaches are looking for a few high skill and character players with a passion for the game for the 2010 season. The organization has an emphasis on developing players for long-term success. Call 623-4171 for U16, AND 256-7265 for U13. • The 2010 Cincy Flames 8U select baseball tryouts are scheduled for 4:30-6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 15; and 6-7:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 23. Both tryouts will be at Southwest Ohio Baseball Academy & Training, 9230 Port Union Rialto Road, West Chester. Contact Brian Giesting, 535-1648. Players can’t turn 9 before May 1, 2010.

• U15 Force Baseball, formally Foster Force, a three-year-established AABC team, is looking for a few good players to fill the 2010 roster. Positions available include infield, outfield and pitching. The team is considering merging with another established team. The team is managed by a 12-year veteran coach who also runs the Elite Cincinnati High School Baseball program for Champions. About 20 to 30 scholarships are awarded every year. The two assistant coaches are non-parent coaches who have both played college baseball four years each. Tryouts are Aug. 8 at 5100 River Valley Road in Milford, close to Tealtown Ballpark, or call for a private tryout. Call Steve at 200-9346 or e-mail Important questions to ask before choosing a AABC team include: • How many parent coaches are there? • How many years coaching this level? • What other baseball work do they do? • Where is the home field located? • The U12 Midland Indians baseball team will have tryouts at noon, Saturday, Aug. 8, and 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 15. Please contact the Midland Indians for details and field directions at 659-5558

lie Mather, Joe Werner. • Honorable Mention Second Team, lacrosse – Andrew Newbold, Erik Lund, Garrison Jennings. All-District: • Second Team, lacrosse – Katie Jarvis. • Honorable Mention Second Team, lacrosse – Nikita Lewis.

Rain hampered the start of the 57th annual Cincinnati Metro Softball Tournament but even that won’t slow what has grown into one of the biggest events of its kind in the nation. “They make it work,” said Jonathan Kissell, Rumpke’s senior communication coordinator. The Met is played mainly at Rumpke Park in Crosby Township, with finals concluding Wednesday, Aug. 12. “With so many teams it takes a lot of coordination to put it together. To make it happen with so many teams involved seems overwhelming but it’s impressive how well a tournament of this size can run.” Kissell said the grounds crew can be found at the park late into the night and that games are played most weeknights until midnight and later if there are weather delays. There are 261 teams in the Met this year, down 10 teams from 2008. Kissell said they were expecting fewer teams due to the economy but was happy with the number of teams. “It’s just a huge event to a lot

of people. Teams prepare all season for this event. To find out who the best of the best is and be declared a city champ. Teams take a lot of pride in it,” he said. The Met is one of the biggest tournaments of its kind in the nation. Only local, league-sanctioned teams were allowed to qualify for entry. Players cannot form teams just to play in the tournament. One key to the tournament’s continued success, Kissell said, is the tradition. “It’s been around so long, a lot of players playing today probably watched their parents and grandparents play in the Metro,” he said. “We play sports in grade school and high school and it’s a chance to relive those days as an adult. Players still take pride in being a champion.” Kissell, who grew up in the area and went to high school at La Salle, said the Met is popular even among spectators. “It’s only $3 for admission and kids under 12 and adults over 65 get in free. You can grab an ear of corn and a burger and watch a bunch of softball games from the sundeck. For two weeks, it’s a great place to be,” he said.


The boys U9 CU Sycamore Black Knights captured the championship in the boys’ U9 Red division at the Creek Classic in Beavercreek, May 30 and 31. Team members are, from left: bottom row, Jack Stefani of Blue Ash, Justin Banke of Montgomery and Behruz Bozorov of Symmes Township; second row, assistant coach Kevin Banke, Ethan Long, Brian Cron of Montgomery, Sean Kopchak of Sycamore Township, Jake Hipskind of Hyde Park and head coach Doug Long; top row are Jack Trumpy of Montgomery, Braeden Long and Justin Grender of Sharonville. Not pictured, trainer Bobby Puppione. PROVIDED. SUBMIT PHOTOS TO: MLAUGHMAN@ COMMUNITYPRESS.COM

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Blue Ash swimmers place in zone meet

Currently looking for players for the 2010 season. We are an American League Team playing in the Southwest Ohio League. Our home field is located just minutes away from 275 and Montgomery Road. Players can not turn 15 before May 1, 2010.


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Blue Ash YMCA swimmers, from left, Melissa Eng of Loveland; Allison Dicke and Olivia Wilson, both of Madeira; and Brooke Goodwin of Montgomery celebrate their victories at the 2009 Great Lakes Zone Meet, March 20-22.

Ursuline Academy’s consistent success across all three athletic seasons landed the Lions’ varsity athletic program the 2008-2009 All Sports Trophy in the Girls’ Greater Catholic League Scarlet Division. Ursuline finished the race for the Scarlet Division’s All Sports Trophy in first place with 39.5 points. Saint Ursula Academy finished in second place with 36 points, followed by Mount Notre Dame’s thirdplace total of 35 points. Teams score points for the All Sports Trophy based on results from 11 different sports. “On the years we’re lucky enough to (win the All Sports Trophy) in our tough league then you’re proud of everyone because it takes the whole program,” Ursuline Athletic Director Diane Redmond said of the commitment required to win in the competitive GGCL.

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All swam in multiple individual events where they placed in the top 10. Their medley relay placed seventh and their free relay placed eighth. They placed seventh in the age group with four swimmers. The 9- to 10-year-old girls representing the team in both individual and relay events included Sycamore students: Mary Fry, Jory

girls a Top 16 YMCA time, ranking their relays seventh and eighth in the nation for their age group. Dicke earned a Top 10 YMCA time for the year for her performance in the 50 breast ranking her ninth in the nation in the age group. The 9-10 boys representing the team included Madeira students: Miles and Cooper Keener, Alex Fortman and Gordon Wheeler.

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Initiative welcomes help from community

After a very turbulent time The Loveland Initiative is regrouping and partnering with the cityappointed Ad Hoc Committee. The committee consists of qualified individuals who have volunteered their time to form an alliance to The Loveland Initiative. Needless to say The Initiative welcomes the expertise and opinions of the committee. The committee which consists of Nicole Jordan, Paula Oguah, Paulette Leeper, Terrie Puckett and Gregg Hothem, has had some turbulence of its own. While we do not know all the details, the Ad Hoc Committee has had to do quite a bit of groundwork and invested much time before ever beginning what they all have volunteered to do, which is meet with and assist The Loveland Initiative. They each bring something unique to the table. This idea all started when Council Member Brent Zuch came to visit The Initiative’s center. He came to see how the city could better support The Initiative and to learn about the organization first hand.

Mr. Zuch came with Terrie Puckett and Nicole Jordan, two friends who he thought could help. As they toured the center with Lill Lane, Lisa Mason Initiative vice Community president, it was obvious to me Press guest they could columnist immediately see the value in the programs that The Initiaitve offers. This was prior to the Christmas season, which is one of the busiest times for The Initiative. Mr. Zuch was adamant and diligent about coupling the two groups for the success of the organization. We agreed their help would be beneficial and appreciated as The Initiative’s mission is and has always been to work best for the low-income and working poor families of the Loveland community. The first meeting took place June 1. We appreciate the respect the

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Ohio’s Scenic Rivers, which includes the Little Miami River, program faces state funding cuts. What is the Little Miami River’s value to Loveland? No responses.

What do you like and dislike about the health care proposals currently before Congress? “I oppose this plan because of the high cost, my distrust of the federal government’s ability to handle any program efficiently, and I worry the time to get an appointment to see a doctor will be months under this program. “Just look at Canada’s, Great Britain’s and Massachusetts’ health plans to see the problems they have. Look at how badly the government has run the post office and Social Security and you see just how bad health care could be. If this health plan is so good why has the president tried to stop all debate by those who question the plan? Is he hiding something?” A.S. “To me it is a challenge in and of itself. “Humans eventually encroach on the habitat and domain of creatures. “Some enthusiasts compel legislation that protects some or many at the expense of others, be it creatures or humans. “If someone diminished your territory, property and source of food, etc ..., how would you feel and react? “To me an appropriate compromise is to safely attempt to rescue and humanely capture them, transport them, and release them in a more diverse habitat ala more rural and wild that hopefully will allow them to exist and thrive better in their own turf area.” JJJR “What I like about the current health care proposal is that smart, informed Americans are rejecting it and doing so very loudly! If you are following Obama blindly down the path to socialism, it is time to open your eyes, read the Constitution and think for yourselves. “Medicare, Medicaid, Social

Next question What is your favorite community event in the Loveland/Miami Township/Symmes Township area? Should Major League Baseball reinstate Pete Rose? 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. Security and almost everything else the government touches is a disaster. We complained about $700 toilet seats covers and $1,000 hammers, we under 50 know that, like California’s residents, we will be getting IOUs (if we are lucky) rather than checks from the Social Security Administration. Yet some people still have delusions that the government can ‘fix’ the health care system. “Examples of just how terrible our health care system is: “I told my doctor, on a Monday, that I would like to schedule a colonoscopy. He said, ‘Fridays are usually busy, but this Thursday might work.’ “When my son was 2 he had a stomach ache. Thinking it could be his appendix, I called the doctor after hours and within four hours my son had had an MRI and was nice and comfortable in a bed at Children’s hospital. “My daughter fell and hurt her arm. Called the pediatrician at 8 a.m. and by 6 p.m. she had had X-rays and was the proud owner of a neon-blue cast! “Those of us with insurance get quality care and a bill. Those of us without insurance get quality care and a bill. “Sure, the system is not without its problems, but do you really want some politician in Washington who admits that he hasn’t even read the health care bill to ‘solve’ them? “On a more positive note, glad to see that my computer still underlines the word ‘Obama’ as one that it doesn’t recognize! A good sign that all is still not lost! L.A.D.B.

Ad Hoc Committee exudes toward us as an organization, we the volunteers and towards our clients. Just in the few short hours of our meeting they were able to see The Resource Center, one of our many programs, in operation. We had several donors deliver their gently-used clothes and household items and receive slips to use for a tax write off if they like. Then were able to see some of these same items leave with the clients that came in and took the items they needed for their families. Also since we were in a meeting, it was run by all client volunteers as all of our programs have always been. I am sure just like when Mr. Zuch got to see this first hand, the Ad Hoc committee also realized what an asset The Initiative is to those in the community with needs. Obviously now with the changes in the financial makeup of our country, those who were already struggling and working with bare minimums have a greater need then ever before. We as The Loveland Initiative are working to strengthen our

Obviously now with the changes in the financial makeup of our country, those who were already struggling and working with bare minimums have a greater need then ever before. organization and find a financially affordable location from which to run our programs. The Ad Hoc committee is key in these too areas. However the true support comes from Loveland residents. You are the heart of what the Initiative does and you are the reason we service hundreds of clients a year. We need your help now. Whether it be through your donations of gently used clothes and household items or volunteer time. Or maybe it will be through the upcoming backpack program where you can donate items the kids will need for the 2009-2010

Save green by going green We have been hearing about the many benefits of recycling for quite some time. It does not cost anyone extra to recycle in Loveland. In these tough economic times this is quite amazing. It costs nothing to get a recycling bin, and you can even get an extra one at no cost if you need one. All you have to do is call the city of Loveland at 6830510 to request one be delivered to your home. Once you have your bin, you will not have to pay any extra money to have your recyclables picked up, right at your curb. Curbside recycling in Loveland is made quite easy by Rumpke, which utilizes what is called “single stream” recycling. This technology makes it even easier to recycle than ever. This simply means that you can put all your recyclables in one bin. The hope with single stream recycling is that more people will recycle since it is much more convenient. It is also more efficient for the collectors since all the recyclables can be picked up in one truck. Many people wonder what to put in the recycling bin. The items that can go in the recycling bin are: • steel, aluminum, and tin cans. Simply rinse and flatten. • No. 1 and No. 2 plastic soda, milk, shampoo, and detergent small mouthed bottles. Rinse, flatten, and remove the lids. • clear, brown, green, and blue glass bottles, and glass jars. Rinse and throw away the lids. • newspaper, glossy inserts,

magazines, telephone books, brown grocery bags, junk mails, poster board, cereal boxes, paper beverage carriers, corrugated cardboard, office paper, envelopes and copy paper. Put your paper inside a brown grocery bag to prevent litter. Boxes should be broken down and consolidated. If you live in an apartment or condominium that does not have curbside recycling, you can drop off your recyclables 24 hours a day at the site on Karl Brown Way next to Loveland Canoe and Kayak. You do not need to sort your materials before dropping them off at this site. We do ask that you break down cardboard, and make sure that you get your materials inside the container instead of leaving them outside the recycling dumpster. You may wonder how you “Get Green for Going Green.” In Loveland we will likely soon be faced with an increase in refuse rates. This is especially hard on residents in a tough economy, and The Metropolitan Sewer District will continue to impose double digit rate increases every year. In recent times, City Councilman Brent Zuch requested that the Hamilton County Solid Waste District appear before city council. It was ascertained that if Loveland is able to reach a rate of 20 percent recycling versus refuse disposal, then we can get a grant which would offset some of this rate increase. It was also discov-

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‘Single stream’ recycling makes it even easier to recycle than ever. This simply means that you can put all your recyclables in one bin.

ered that neighboring community Montgomery is participating in a pilot project where residents score points based on the weighted amount of recycling they do and can redeem them for gift cards. Montgomery was chosen due to its high rate of recycling. Zuch said to the HCSWD representative that not only will Loveland exceed the 20 percent recycling rate, but that we would like to be included in the next phase of the “Rewards for Recycling” program. This will take a unified community effort on the part of residents. If you don’t recycle, please start. Please encourage your friends and neighbors to do so too. If you go to a party, please observe and encourage recycling. Consider a compost pile for your food refuse. Consider a neighborhood cleanup drive and recycle that which you can. It is easy and free to recycle and it is easy to see how it will directly benefit you. Lisa Dierling is a member of Loveland’s Tree & Environment Committee. Other members include Gary Benesh, Norman Neal and Brent Zuch.


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, Aug. 12. Call 946-4400.


Board of zoning appeals – meets at 5:30 p.m. the last Wednesday of the month, as needed. The next meeting will be Wednesday, Aug. 26. City council – meets at 8 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month in city hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave. The next meeting is Tuesday, Aug. 11. 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, Aug. 6. 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, Aug. 18. Call 683-5600. Board work sessions are at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month, in the board

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school year. We have never asked for financial support before from the community, however to secure our new location this will be a need as well. The final request we have from the community is support in filling a position on The Initiative’s operating board as treasurer. We have Lori Newsom Glacking, a realtor in the community, who has volunteered to be our interim treasurer until the position is filled. Communication about this and other ideas can be sent to The Loveland Initiative, P.O. Box 823, Loveland, Ohio, 45140 or e-mailed to We love visitors and volunteers. It is truly what makes the programs work and has always been at the heart of The Initiative’s success. Once you come and see what is being done at Loveland Initiative along with what is read you too will feel the need to help as this council member and concerned residents have. Lisa Mason is a trustee with The Loveland Initiative.

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office. The next work session is Tuesday, Sept. 1.


Trustees – Business meeting at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at the Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive. The next meeting is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18.


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, Aug. 18. Call 683-6644.



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Group focuses on Little Miami Trail safety


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Jackie Orent and Molly Cramer are looking for donations to raise money for juvenile diabetes research. They plan to bike 100 miles in Death Valley, Calif., in October to raise awareness of the disease from which Cramer suffers.

Sycamore students bike for a cure Three years ago when Molly Cramer and Jackie Orent were freshmen at Sycamore High School they each raised $3,500 for juvenile diabetes research by bicycling 40 miles in Death Valley, Calif. This fall when the girls will be seniors, they hope to raise a minimum of $4,700 each by bicycling 100 miles during the Ride to Cure Diabetes held annually in Death Valley – just one of the fundraisers mounted regularly worldwide for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International. Cramer, who lives in Blue Ash, learned she had Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes five years ago after she collapsed while playing lacrosse. “She was rushed to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital where she was immediately diagnosed with pancreas failure, meaning that her body could no longer produce its own insulin,” said Orent, her friend and an Evendale resident. “Within the hour, the first of countless insulin shots began.” Cramer and Orent have been training since last win-

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Contributions are taxdeductible and can be made by visiting useaction=rideCentral.persona lpage&riderID=8914 or by mailing a check made out to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to Cramer or Orent at 3629 Fawnrun Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45241. ter for the bicycle ride and hope to complete it in one day on Oct. 17 – Cramer’s 18th birthday. They are looking now for people who can donate to the cause. “You can help save lives,” Orent said. “You can help kids and teens like Molly so they won’t have to poke themselves with needles multiple times a day.” Said Cramer: “I am lucky that I have insurance and access to great medical advances and the support of friends and family, but not all kids are that fortunate. “Please help me and help them at the same time,” she said. Reported by Jeanne Houck

The group Friends of the Little Miami State Park has accomplished a lot in less than a year. Steve Murphy, vice president of FLMSP, said the foundation meeting took place Nov. 16. The group was started by Simeon Copple, president of FLMSP, to confront trail safety after a few serious injuries last year. “Our focus from the very beginning, and it remains that, is safety,” Murphy said. Martin Schickel, editor of the Web site and member of FLMSP, said the group relates to Loveland because of the trail, which is officially named the Little Miami PROVIDED Scenic Trail. Friends of Little Miami State Park members Don Hahn and Mike Hayden help clear a gravel washout on the “People call the trail the ‘Loveland Bike Trail,’” Schickel said. “The ‘Love- trail after the big storm in June. land Bike Trail’ is a term of endear- from a half mile to three miles in Rourke said. “Chain saws are going to ment.” be crucial. That stuff grows so fast that length. Loveland was one of the earliest The trail is divided into 25 seg- we can’t overwhelm it with hand advocates of the trail, Schickel said. ments, bound by roads. They also tools.” “In some ways, we are founders of added five canoe access points, said It also includes a “minute-man” it and now we need to be maintainers Aaron Rourke, Adopt-a-Trail chairper- response to ice and wind storms, of it,” Schickel said. “It’s one of our son. Rourke said. jewels.” Murphy said another upcoming iniMurphy said this new program Murphy said about 80 people remains a focus of FLMSP because tiative is a pipe safe project, which attended the first meeting and the with state budget cuts, there are fewer would place 14 steel posts with recepgroup now has 130 dues-paying resources to maintain the trail. tacles for people to put in currency members. In addition, more than 450 “If we want to maintain the trail at along the trail. people are on their e-mail distribution the level we all desire, it’s going to “Hopefully we can get some revlist. take some additional local support in enue from that,” Murphy said. Murphy said FLMSP has paved 11 the areas that the trail passes A trail sentinel program is also in of the trail’s 15 bridges. Their next through,” Schickel said. the works, Murphy said. The plan is to goal will be to raise enough money to Rourke said Adopt-a-Trail includes publish a phone number for people to pave the remaining four bridges. routine maintenance, focusing on call if they see something that is not Murphy said they are starting an clearing culverts and getting shubbery right on the trail. Adopt-a-Trail program, similar to the back off the trail. “Rather than patrolling, it would be Adopt-a-Highway program. It will “Right now we’re only authorized a response to a trail user’s call,” Mursplit the trail into sections ranging to use hand tools, not power tools,” phy said.



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Cooks’ Wares – Symmes Township is hosting the cooking class “Superb Seafood” from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at Cooks’ Wares – Symmes Township, 11344 Montgomery Road, Symmes Township. The class is led by Jeff Simmons, owner/operator of the Seafood Station in Loveland. The cost is $50 and registration is required. Call 489-6400 or visit

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Water use

Grailville Education and Retreat Center is hosting the Homegrown Permaculture Workshop, “Water Use Workshop,” from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Loveland. The event includes lunch. The cost is $65 and registration is recommended. Call 683-2340 or visit

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Stamp Your Art Out in Blue Ash is hosting the Stampaway USA Rubber Stamp Convention from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Sharonville Convention Cen-

ter, 11355 Chester Road, Sharonville. The event includes shopping and demonstrations. Admission is $8. Call 7934558 or visit

Get ready for school

Forest Dale Church of Christ is hosting a Back to School Bash at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Forest Dale Church of Christ, 604 W. Kemper Road, Springdale. The event includes a Kids’ Zone play area, cookout and rummage sale. School supplies given to qualifying children from the Princeton and Winton Woods school districts beginning at 10 a.m. (while supplies last.) The Kids’ Zone begins at 10 a.m.; cookout begins at 11:30 a.m. Call 8257171 or visit Forest Dale Church of Christ Youth Minister Josh Garrett and Deacon Rod Blanton are organizing the “Back to School Bash.”

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Loveland High School’s Class of 1979’s 30th reunion will take place Friday, Aug. 7, and Saturday, Aug. 8 Friday, Aug. 7 – Meet and greet, Cindy’s Tavern in Loveland, 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8 – Picnic in Nisbet Park, noon to 4 p.m.; The Works in Loveland, 8:30 p.m.-? Happy hour prices on drinks, pizza and appetizers. For more information please email with your contact information.

Church seeks donations, volunteers for annual Lawn Fete

Sycamore Presbyterian Church is seeking donations and volunteers for its annual lawn fete and auction set this year for Saturday, Sept. 12. What began as a simple ice cream social has since evolved into a 102-year tradition and primary fundraiser of the year for the Symmes Township church. Hundreds are expected to turn out in search of used home furnishings, antiques and various odds-and-ends. Others will go to savor the delicious festival fare or for the silent auction, corn


The swim and dive team from Montgomery Swim & Tennis Club finished in second place during the recent Private Pool Swim League Championships at Keating Natorium. Outstanding performances were accomplished by the 80member team. Notably, Kevin Berghoff won the boys breastroke for the 9/10 age group. Teammate Mark Hancher won both the boys individual medley and the butterfly events for the 11/12 age group. MSTC posted great results during relay events winning the free relay for the 15-18 boys and girls, the 13-14 girls, 9/10 boys, and the 8 and under girls. From left: the 15-18 girls from Montgomery Swim & Tennis Club celebrate at Private Pool Swm League finals. From left: Betsy Zilch, Charlotte Harris, Kirsten Mosko, Lauren Hancher and Katie Kaes.

About Share! is your online way to share your news with your friends and neighbors. To post stories and photos, go to and follow the simple instructions. hole tournament, antique appraisals, chicken dinner and car show. A portion of the proceeds will benefit three nonprofit organizations: Comfort Foundation, which ministers to orphans and needy children in Russia; City Gospel Mission of Cincinnati, which works to help

people to become self-sufficient; and the church’s National Mission Trip set for next year. The church will also use proceeds to complete the renovation of its historic chapel. Donations needed include toys, books, trinkets and auction items. Items not accepted include large appliances, computer or stereo equipment, building materials and Christmas trees. Drop off items between 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays or 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays at the church, 11800 Mason Road. Event sponsors and volunteers are also needed. For more information,

A prayer shawl ministry at Christ Church Glendale is asking for help. The group, which knits or crochets shawls for the families of military personnel who have been killed in Iraq or Afghanistan, wants to reach out to area families of fallen soldiers. Group members are asking that friends or family members of such individuals contact the church so that the ministry can help them remember their loved ones with a prayer shawl. “It’s important to honor those who were brave enough to go and serve their country,” said Donna Boggs, a member of the prayer shawl ministry. “We’re trying to stay current with casualties, but there are many families of the fallen in past years who have not been remembered, and we want to find out how we can get in touch with them.” Information on families of the fallen should be directed to Boggs or Sue Mitchell through Christ Church Glendale: 513-771-1544 or For more information about the ministry itself, visit ps4fs/shawls/


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Lost Paintings of Charley Harper, 10 a.m.8 p.m. Fabulous Frames Sycamore, 10817 Montgomery Road. More than 50 original commissioned works acquired from the Ford Motor Company’s private corporate art collection. Through Aug. 8. 489-8862. Sycamore Township.


Business Networking, 8 a.m.-9 a.m. Loveland Chamber of Commerce, 442 W. Loveland Ave. For current and future members. Free. Presented by Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce. 683-1544; Loveland.


Irresistible Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Graeter’s, 7369 Kenwood Road. Discounts, smoothie tastings, giveaways, “Cone Hole,” “Pin the Cherry on the Sundae,” trivia and more. All ages. 721-3323. Kenwood.


Nutrition and Fitness 101, 9:30 a.m.11:30 a.m. TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road. Join registered dietitian and degreed personal trainer to discuss latest trends of nutrition and fitness. $20. 985-6732; Montgomery.


Story Time, 11 a.m. Celebrate Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month with a story about the importance of keeping eyes healthy. Barnes & Noble, 7800 Montgomery Road. Free. 794-9440. Kenwood.


Bye Bye Birdie, 7:30 p.m. Blue Ash Amphitheatre, 4433 Cooper Road. $8, $7 advance. Presented by East Side Players. Through Aug. 15. 891-8878; Blue Ash. F R I D A Y, A U G . 7


Lost Paintings of Charley Harper, 10 a.m.6 p.m. Fabulous Frames Sycamore, 4898862. Sycamore Township.


Snow Shoe Crabs, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Bar Seventy-One, 8850 Governors Hill Drive. Ages 21 and up. $5. 774-9697; Symmes Township.


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


Friday Night Grillouts, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Music by Kevin Fox. Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road. Outdoor covered patio or air-conditioned dining area. Includes specialty, à la carte and children’s dinners. Music, fishing demonstrations and naturalist’s wildlife programs. Fox $3.75-$8.85; parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663. Symmes Township. Wine Bar Tasting, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. The Wine Store, 9905 Montgomery Road. 50 cents per taste. 984-9463; Montgomery.


Blue Ash Concert Series, 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Music by Parrots of the Caribbean. Blue Ash Towne Square. Cooper and Hunt roads. Bring seating. Free. Presented by City of Blue Ash. 745-6259; Blue Ash.


Bye Bye Birdie, 7:30 p.m. Blue Ash Amphitheatre, 891-8878; Blue Ash.


All-Night Fishing, 8 p.m. Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road. Rent rowboat or bring your own. Four horsepower or less electric and gas motors permitted. Fishing ticket good for 12 hours. Light visible 360 degrees required on boats after dark. All ages. $9.50 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; rowboat rental $9.39 six hours, $11.27 12 hours; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663; Symmes Township.

Days in the Park, 6 p.m.-midnight Music by Red Idle 8 p.m. Chamberlain Park, 7640 Plainfield Road. Family fun area, food, rides, carnival games, clowns, wandering magician and cornhole tournament. Presented by City of Deer Park. Through Aug. 8. 794-8860. Deer Park.


Sonny Moorman Group, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Guitar Lovers, 7342 Kenwood Road. 793-1456. Sycamore Township.


Bye Bye Birdie, 7:30 p.m. Blue Ash Amphitheatre, 891-8878; Blue Ash.


Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive. Bonaventure House with exhibits, gift shop and library, 1797 Rich Log Cabin and 1879 Bishop-Coleman Gazebo. $3. 683-5692; Loveland. Lake Isabella Fishing Boathouse, 7 a.m.-7 a.m. Lake Isabella, 521-7275; Symmes Township.


All-Night Fishing, 8 p.m. Lake Isabella, 7911663; Symmes Township. Private Sports Lessons, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road. Choose from basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball, football, and lacrosse. Ages 5 and up. $250 for six. 335-5283; Montgomery.

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Computer and TV Recycling Drop-Off, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 2trg, 946-7766. Blue Ash. Constitution Seminar, 8 a.m. Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road. “The Making of America” seminar, presented by Dr. Earl Taylor, president of the National Center for Constitutional Studies. $35. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati 9/12 Project. 793-4500; Blue Ash.


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


Days in the Park, 4 p.m.-midnight Chicken dinner. Music by Timeline 5 p.m. and After Midnight 8 p.m. Chamberlain Park, 7948860. Deer Park.

CIVIC Soccer Clinic, 10 a.m. ages 5-7; 11 a.m. ages 8-10; noon ages 11-12. TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road. One-hour sessions for recreational and competitive athletes. $25. Registration required. 985-6747. Montgomery.


Quilt Show, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Bethel Murdoch Presbyterian Church, 9602 Murdoch Goshen Road. More than 50 quilts on display. Free. 583-9676; Loveland.


Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Community Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. St. Vincent Ferrer Church, 7754 Montgomery Road. Gymnasium. All items remaining at end of sale donated to St. Vincent de Paul. Benefits St. Vincent Ferrer School PTO. 791-9030. Kenwood. S U N D A Y, A U G . 9


Wine Bar Tasting, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. The Wine Store, 984-9463; Montgomery. Trivia, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Through The Garden Restaurant, 10738 Kenwood Road. Chance to win gift certificates and other prizes. Free. 791-2199. Blue Ash.

Granny’s Sunday Supper, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. With Mark Metcalf, Veg Head Restaurant owner and chef. Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. Harvest and cook meal with guest chef. $15, free ages 4 and under. Registration required. 324-2873; Loveland.



Happy Hour, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Through The Garden Restaurant, 791-2199. Blue Ash. Happy Hour, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Apsara Restaurant, 984-9804. Blue Ash.


Grailville Education and Retreat Center is hosting the Homegrown Permaculture Workshop, “Water Use Workshop,” from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Loveland. The event includes lunch. The cost is $65 and registration is recommended. Call 683-2340 or visit M O N D A Y, A U G . 1 0

Lost Paintings of Charley Harper, 10 a.m.6 p.m. Fabulous Frames Sycamore, 4898862. Sycamore Township.



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


Computer and TV Recycling Drop-Off, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 2trg, 946-7766. Blue Ash.


Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472 Meeting, 7 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.


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


Happy Hour, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Through The Garden Restaurant, 791-2199. Blue Ash. Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Shooters Sports Grill, 774-7007. Loveland.


No Saints, No Saviors, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Shady O’Grady’s Pub, 9443 Loveland-Madeira Road. Allman Brothers Tribute Band. 7912753. Loveland.


Gattle’s, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Gattle’s, 8714050. Montgomery. Lake Isabella Fishing Boathouse, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Lake Isabella, 521-7275; Symmes Township. Loveland Castle, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Loveland Castle, 683-4686; Symmes Township. Kenwood Towne Centre, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Kenwood Towne Centre, 745-9100; Kenwood.

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Computer and TV Recycling Drop-Off, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 2trg, 946-7766. Blue Ash.


Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 8914227. Indian Hill. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400. Indian Hill.


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


Blue Ash Concert Series, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Music by the Klaberheads. Blue Ash Towne Square. 745-6259; Blue Ash.

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Southwest Ohio Crochet Guild Meeting, 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Special Stitches. Blackhorse Run Clubhouse, 1100 Blackhorse Run. All skill levels welcome. $20 annual membership. Presented by Southwest Ohio Crochet Guild. 683-1670; Loveland.


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


Bye Bye Birdie, 7:30 p.m. Blue Ash Amphitheatre, 891-8878; Blue Ash.


Jewish 12-Step Meeting for Jewish Alcoholics and Addicts in Recovery, 6 p.m.7 p.m. Chabad Jewish Center, 3977 Hunt Road. Emphasizing Jewish spiritual tools for use in recovery from alcoholism or addictions. Group support only, no counseling. All ages. Free. Presented by Jewish Education for Every Person. 307-2386; Blue Ash.

Happy Hour, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Through The Garden Restaurant, 791-2199. Blue Ash. Happy Hour, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Apsara Restaurant, 984-9804. Blue Ash.


Bye Bye Birdie, 7:30 p.m. Blue Ash Amphitheatre, 891-8878; Blue Ash.


Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 683-5692; Loveland. Lake Isabella Fishing Boathouse, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Lake Isabella, 521-7275; Symmes Township. Loveland Castle, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Loveland Castle, 683-4686; Symmes Township. Kenwood Towne Centre, noon-6 p.m. Kenwood Towne Centre, 745-9100; Kenwood.



The Greater Cincinnati Radio Control Club hosts the 49th Annual Flying Circus, a radio control model air show with aircraft featuring flying saucers, Harry Potter and Snoopy’s dog house. It is 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 8-9, at the Butler County Regional Airport, 2820 Bobmeyer Road, Hamilton, Ohio. It is free; parking is $5. Visit or call 513-608-8521.

Private Sports Lessons, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 3355283; Montgomery. Bike Ride, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Loveland Bike and Skate Rental, 206 Railroad Ave. Ride Loveland Bike Trail with Northern Hills Synagogue members. Free, bike rental available. Presented by Northern Hills Synagogue. 5218586; Loveland.


Riverbend Music Center hosts Rascal Flatts with special guest Darius Rucker at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For tickets, visit or call 800-745-3000.


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Considering the surprises of life weird in sensing there may be more to it. In the well-respected field of Jungian psychology, however, such uncaused but amazingly meaningful and spontaneous occurrences are expressed by another term – synchronicity. Jung called synchronicity “a non-causal but meaningful relationship between physical and psychic events … a special instance of acausal orderedness.” Dr. David Richo says, “What makes chance into synchronicity is the consciousness in us of the vaster design that is unfolding. Chance happens to us; synchronicity happens in us.” Those more spiritually oriented may speak of it as grace. From the vantage point of hindsight we look back in our lives and believe we see the providence of God working subtly.

Though our actions were completely free and spontaneous, and there was no coercion or auto-suggestion, these few unexplainable events happened and worked to our benefit. It’s been said, “A coincidence is a minor miracle in which God wishes to remain anonymous.” The late psychiatrist M. Scott Peck wrote, “I’ve become more and more impressed by the frequency of statistically highly improbable events. In their improbability, I gradually began to see the fingerprints of God. On the basis of such events in my own life and in the lives of my patients. “I know that grace is real. ...We who are properly skeptical and scientificminded may be inclined to dismiss this force since we can’t touch it and have no decent way to measure it.

Yet it exists. It is real.” Another professional, psycho-therapist Robert A. Johnson, refers to grace as “slender threads” touching our lives: “The possibility of the slender threads operating at all times is so staggering that most of us can’t bear it. ...It is probably true that we live in a universe with more meaning in it than we can comprehend or even tolerate. “Life is not meaningless; it is overflowing with meaning, pattern and connections.” Even in times of trouble or turmoil, hope says surprises can happen. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@community or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541,

Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.

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tectable. What can we call s u c h o c c u r rences? O n e melodious word is Father Lou serendipiGuntzelman ty. A serendipiPerspectives ty is an unexpected happy occurrence, or, as Webster defines it, “making desirable discoveries by accident.” Others might say that all such unexpected events, no matter how coincidentally bizarre, are just “blind fate.” We might even feel childish or superstitious to see them as anything more – though we sense them as otherwise. Causality is inadequate to explain such phenomena. But we’re not being


Have you ever stopped spontaneously at a gas station, talked with a stranger at the next pump, and left with a great job offer? Did the university you chose for educational purposes introduce you to your spouse? Did you lose track of the wisest schoolteacher you ever had, wish you could have her advice now, and a week later in a crowded mall see her again? Have you ever unexpectedly met a physician who soon proved vital for your health? Many occurrences in our lives seem accidental or completely by chance. And the odds are that’s exactly what they are. But there are a few others that seem so much more to us in their impact and personal meaning. Yet the causes are unde-

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Look out for the boys in blue(berries)

I’m just glad Donna and Dan Rouster didn’t have the blueberry food police after me, the grandkids a n d daughteri n - l a w, Jessie, when we picked blueberRita ries at Heikenfeld their farm. T h e Rita’s kitchen temptation to sample as we picked took hold and we did just that. By the time we left, my capris and T-shirt were dotted blue. It was a perfect way to spend a summer morning.

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Jack and Will Heikenfeld picking blueberries at Rouster’s Farm. brought this over, she told me it was a Betty Crocker recipe but I know it had Tink’s touch – that extra bit of love folded in. I’ve adapted it slightly. Delicious. 2 cups flour 3 ⁄4 cup sugar 21⁄2 teaspoons baking powder 3 ⁄4 teaspoon salt 1 ⁄4 cup shortening 3 ⁄4 cup milk 1 egg slightly beaten


Rita’s version of Tink Stewart’s blueberry buckle recipe. 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries (thawed and drained) Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray or grease 9inch square or round pan. Blend everything but berries and beat 30 seconds. Stir in berries. Spread into pan. Sprinkle with crumb topping and bake 40 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Drizzle with glaze.

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Along with being a consultant to the food industry, Jimmy also creates menus for Seven Hills School and other schools whose focus is child nutrition and wellness (a cause close to Jimmy’s heart). Jimmy uses all organic products at the school. “Kids love ranch dressing and this one is good for them,” he told me. 1

⁄2 tablespoon each: sea salt and dried dill leaves 1 ⁄4 tablespoon each: garlic powder and onion powder 1 ⁄4 teaspoon black pepper 1 pint buttermilk 1 ⁄8 cup rice wine vinegar 1 cup each: low-fat plain yogurt and low-fat mayonaise Combine dry ingredients. Add buttermilk and vinegar and whisk to combine. Ditto with yogurt and mayo.

Like ZZ’s Boccone Dolce (Sweet Mouthful) cake

For Jean, from Barbara Dahl, an Indian Hill Journal reader. “This is from Sardi’s New York. It’s in Mary and Vincent Price’s book ‘A Treasury of Great Recipes’ from 1965. Makes an impressive dessert and cost 85 cents at the time,” Barbara said.

Meringue layers:

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Beat until stiff 4 egg whites, a pinch of salt, and 1⁄4 teaspoon cream of tartar.

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Aarón Sanchez, Food Network star interview. Check out my blog at www.Cincinnati. com/living for the video. (Under “Eating In,” click on “Cooking with Rita” and look for the entry titled “Video: Aarón Sanchez, Food Network Star shows me easy Mexican dishes”). Gradually beat in 1 cup sugar and continue to beat until stiff and glossy. Line baking sheets with waxed paper, and on the paper trace three 8-inch diameter circles. Spread meringue evenly over circles, about 1⁄4 thick, bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until meringue is pale gold, but still pliable. Remove from oven and carefully peel waxed paper from bottom. Put on cake racks to dry.


Melt over hot water 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate pieces and 3 tablespoons water. Whip 3 cups cream until stiff. Gradually add 1⁄3 cup sugar and beat until very stiff. (I think I’d beat them together). Slice 1 pint strawberries. Place meringue layer on serving plate and spread with thin coating of chocolate. Spread whipped cream about 3⁄4 inch thick and top this with layer of strawberries. Put second layer of


meringue on top, spread with chocolate, another layer of whipped cream and strawberries. Top with third layer of meringue. Frost sides smoothly with remaining whipped cream. Decorate top informally using rest of melted chocolate. Or use whole strawberries. Refrigerate two hours before serving. Serves eight.

Tips from Rita’s kitchen

Freeze blueberries, unwashed in single layer, uncovered, on a cookie sheet until frozen hard. Then pour into containers. To use, rinse just a tiny bit under cool water in a colander – don’t let thaw completely before using in baked goods. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Or call 513-2487130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at

Community BUSINESS UPDATE National banking publication U.S. Banker recognized LCNB National Bank for its outstanding threeyear average return on equity (ROE) in its June 2009 edition. LCNB is ranked 139th among all community banks and thrifts across the U.S. which qualified. The rankings were based on an analysis of data compiled by SNL Financial LC. LCNB has a location at 500 Loveland-Madeira Road in Loveland.

Grand opening, career event

Liberty National Life Insurance Co., a subsidiary of the Torchmark Corp., will hold a grand opening and job interview event Wednesday, July 22, at the

Go bike riding with Northern Hills Synagogue Congregation B’nai Avraham invites the entire community to join in a bike outing on the scenic Loveland Bike Trail Sunday, Aug. 9. The ride will begin at 10 a.m. at Nisbet Park in downtown Loveland, and continue until approximately 2 p.m. “All of us could use more exercise, and the chance to come out and play,� said Holly Robinson, one of the event organizers. “What better way to spend a summer Sunday morning than by enjoying the beautiful scenery of the the Little Miami River on a bike ride with some real nice people?� Those interested in participating should bring their own bicycles and a dairy lunch. Bottled water will be provided. In addition, bicycle rentals are available from Loveland Bike and Skate at 206 Railroad Ave. Northern Hills Synagogue is at 5714 FieldsErtel Road in Deerfield Township. For more information about the bike ride or other activities sponsored by Northern Hills Synagogue, contact the Synagogue office at 931-6038, or visit

Crowne Plaza Hotel Cincinnati - Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road. Interviews are at 9 a.m., noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. The company is seeking to appoint more than 100 sales agents and sales management positions initially, with the possibility of additional growth in the future, at its many new branch offices in the Cincinnati area. No experience necessary. Liberty National says that it provides complete training and the opportunity for rapid advancement at every level. Job seekers who are unable to attend should call 248-0967 or e-mail to schedule an alternate interview time. For more information, visit


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Rev. Wendell E. Mettey, founder and president of Matthew 25: Ministries, will be revisiting the location that served as the inspiration for his most recent book “On Which Side of the Road Do the Flowers Grow?� Wednesday, Aug. 5. “On Which Side of the Road Do the Flowers Grow?� is a collection of gentle, loving, humorous, often touching portrayals of the unique and colorful individuals who comprised Mettey’s congregation during his early years of ministering at Walnut Hills Baptist Church. Through Mettey’s eyes, the reader sees that these ordinary people, whose lives were filled with trials, were yet infused with an awareness of God’s real and abundant grace. These lovingly written tales will be a blessing


to all who read them, evoking both laughter and tears as they offer reassurance that no matter how bad life seems, there is good to be found. From 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5, Mettey will be returning to Walnut Hills Baptist Church at 2386 Kemper Lane. During this “homecoming� Mettey will do a reading from his book, engage in a talk-back with the Walnut Hills/Heritage Church study group and other readers and share his favorite remembrances of his time as Pastor of this historic church. The book, with its short story format, makes an excellent text for small group discussion, book or bible study groups. Each of the 16 simple, compelling story-chapters takes the reader on a captivating narrative that impels the

reader to re-evaluate their pre-conceptions and expand their acceptance of those around them who are scarred with the chips, dings, cracks and imperfections of life. “On Which Side of the Road Do the Flowers Grow?� will be available for purchase at the event and Rev. Mettey will be avail-

able to sign copies. The cost for the book is $9.95 and all proceeds benefit Matthew 25: Ministries. Study guides for group use will also be available for review and purchase. The cost for the study guide is $4. For more information, contact Joodi Archer at 7936256.



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August 5, 2009

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Michael Wayne Harris, 18, At Large, criminal trespass, possession of drugs, July 21. Dominic Servizzi, 44, 218 Cordero Tr., domestic violence, domestic violence-belief of imminent physical harm, obstructing official business, July 24.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated burglary

At 10054 Fox Chase Dr., July 24.

Criminal damaging/endangering At 114 N. Wall St., July 26.

Criminal trespass, possession of drugs At 665 Park Ave., July 21.

Domestic violence

At 405 Broadway St., July 26.

Domestic violence, obstructing official business, domestic violence-belief of imminent physical harm At 218 Cordero Tr., July 24.

MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Sarah Burres, 26, 70 Glendale Milford, falsification, July 14. Gregory L. Kenny, 31, 819 Kenmar, marijuana possession, July 14. Kevin A. Bockelman, 20, 219 N. 10th St., underage consumption, July 15. James F. Childress, 20, 673 E. Lake Ln., underage consumption, July

15. Gary K. Fowler, 30, violation of protection orders, interference with custody, July 15. Jacob Higgins, 45, 7564 Lakewood, open container, July 16. John E. Boyer, 41, 803 Hermosa, drug possession, July 16. Two Juveniles, 14, theft, July 16. Juvenile, 17, marijuana possession, July 17. Megan L. Getz, 19, 6284 Arrowpoint, underage consumption, July 18. Jordan L. Moutrey, 20, 6137 Branch Hill Guinea, underage consumption, July 18. Cindy K. Adams, 45, 5942 Pinto Pl., disorderly conduct, July 18. Jonathan P. Shull, 27, 1884 Sunnyside Dr., theft, July 17. Robert W. Hill, 25, 18 Meadow Dr., disorderly conduct, July 19. Scott A. Sala, 24, 55 Meadowcrest, disorderly conduct, July 19. Leo T. Mroz, 24, 1000 Marcie Ln., drug paraphernalia, drug abuse, July 18. Olaf C. Michelson, 20, 5739 Cleathill, underage consumption, July 18. Elliot Birch, 18, 623 Lewis Ave., underage consumption, July 18. Ian Sheehy, 18, 5861 Brushwood, underage consumption, July 18. Eric Hayden, 19, 127 Lakefield, underage consumption, July 18. Sarah E. Thomas, 18, 5873 Whippoorwill Hollow, drug possession, July 18. Ronald Carpenter, 51, 5754 E. Tall Oaks, domestic violence, July 19.

Nathaniel Tedrick, 23, 14161 Ohio 68, drug possession, paraphernalia, July 18. Joseph M. Penroth, 22, 9055 Cherry Blossom, disorderly conduct, July 18. Jillian C. Truesdell, 21, 487 Lemaster, disorderly conduct, July 18. Thomas J. Landacre, 28, 6091 Achterman, assault, July 18. Monica L. Scales, 31, 969 Ohio 28 No. 5, domestic violence, July 20.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Male juvenile was assaulted at 5748 Crabapple Way, July 15. Female was assaulted at 1365 Ohio 28, July 19.

Breaking and entering

Generator and laser level taken; $3,600 at 625 Middleton Way, July 17.


Silver dollar, etc. taken at 5853 Buckwheat No. 24, July 14. Washer, dryer, etc. taken; $829 at 6657 Doll Ln., July 17. Jewelry, etc. taken; $3,709 at 1008 Valley View, July 17.

Criminal damage

Twelve windows broken in vehicles at Tresters Auto Parts at Ohio 28, July 12. Windshield broken in vehicle at 1029 W. Bridlepath, July 14. Tire cut on vehicle at 969 Ohio 28 No. 18, July 15.

Criminal mischief

Rocks thrown into pool at 5709 E.

Day Ci., July 17.

Domestic violence

At East Tall Oaks Dr., July 18. At Ohio 28, July 20.


Male stated ID used with no authorization at 5625 Day Dr., July 14.


Lawn ornament taken at 5597 Garrett Dr., July 11. Knife and change taken from vehicle at 1417 Wade Rd., July 12. Checks taken at 969 Ohio 28 No. 2, July 14. GPS unit taken from vehicle at 6058 Delfair, July 11. GPS unit, DVD player taken from vehicle; $400 at 6060 Delfair, July 11. Subject has failed to provide services paid; $500 at 5772 Observation, July 15. Gasoline not paid for at Circle K; $25 at Ohio 28, July 15. Air compressor not returned to Mr. Rental; $850 at Ohio 28, July 16. Ring taken; $400 at 5554 Mt. Zion, July 5. GPS unit taken from vehicle at 5477 Betty Ln., July 17. Gasoline not paid for at Circle K; $20.77 at Ohio 28, July 17. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $18 at Ohio 28, July 17. A Blackberry, etc. taken from vehicle at 564 Belle Meade, July 13. I-Pod taken at 1011 Paxton Lake, July 17. 2004 Mazda taken; $12,000 at 5782 Asby Court, July 17.



Criminal simulation

Counterfeit $50 bill passed at Circle K at Ohio 28, July 15.

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113 Colonial, Zaring Premier Homes to Erik & Susan Bohn, 0.4179 acre, $488,966. 106 N. Third St., Frances Ladd to Linda Sporing Lay, 0.12 acre, $35,000. 125 Oak St., Jacob Addison to Robin Carson, 0.715 acre, $155,000.


1018 Stratford Ct.: Sneed Joshua T. to Cook Sean P.; $121,900. 16 Iroquois Dr.: Bank Of New York The to Midwest Equity Holdings I.; $56,900. 16 Iroquois Dr.: Midwest Equity Holdings Inc. to Kaufholz Bill; $64,900. 511 Park Ave.: Fannie Mae to Born Again Homes LLC; $64,000. 522 Loveland Ave.: Burnette Toni M. to Wells Fargo Bank N.A.; $50,000.


747 Alpine Dr., Pamela Pack-Bullen & Brady Pack to Crystal Bullen, $158,000. 1286 Beauregard Ct., Thomas & Karen Settles to Deborah Stevens, 0.34 acre, $109,500. 258 Beech Rd., James & Kathleen Gentil to Jeffrey & Allyson Gentil, 2 acre, $120,000.

101 Black Horse Run, James Jones to Thomas Nance, $379,000. 572 Miami Trace, Donald & Barbara Kruse to Donald & Cheryl Burns, $368,000. 6217 N. Shadowhill Way, Patrick A. Barnett to Benjamin & Katie Ludtke, 0.466 acre, $217,500. 5829 Patrick Henry Dr., Jason R. Splitt, et al. to MidFirst Bank, $194,997.50. 971 Paxton Lake Dr., William & Maria Boylan to James McCormack & Christopher Sauer, 0.417 acre, $325,000. 6361 Paxton Woods Dr., Michael & Joyce Orr to Barry & Jane Jones, $212,000. Lot 37 Res. Of Grey Cliff, Grey Cliffs LLC to NVR Inc., 0.3913 acre, $45,000. 1174 Round Bottom Rd., Marilyn Embry to Lykins Realty LLC., 0.23 acre, $60,500. 5880 Stonebridge Ci. No. 101, David H. Feldhaus to Christopher Cox, $92,000. 228 Timber Trail, Robert & Joan Holbert to William & Linda Vetter, $195,500. 1428 Wade Rd., Rosemary Humphries to Sabrina Bailey & Marc Fogle, 0.689 acre, $89,500. 810 Walnut Ridge Dr., Patrick & Julie Boehnen to Scott & Michelle Wilson, 0.536 acre, $426,000. 1326 Whitetail Way, Eileen & Thomas Wright II to David & Linda Lewis, 1.687 acre, $312,900. 5774 Willnean Dr., Maximino Almanza to Kevin & Laurie Leedy, et al., 0.908 acre, $41,000.



Loveland Health Care Center Is Pleased To Announce... JESSICA BRUMLEY as the Employee of the Quarter for the Second quarter of 2009. Ms. Brumley has worked for Loveland Health Care Center as a LPN for over 3 years and has shown outstanding work ethic and performance. Ms. Brumley is an extremely caring individual who is loved by all of our residents. Ms. Brumley received a recognition certificate, her name and picture on our Employee of the Quarter plaque and a $300 bonus. Loveland Health Care Center would like to congratulate Jessica and thank her for the amazing care she gives to our facility and to our residents everyday.

Martin & Dianna Steinbach of Burlington, KY and Jack & Alice Lea of Cincinnati, OH wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah H. Lea to Thomas H. Tucker of Loveland, OH. Sarah is a 2006 graduate of Conner High School and Thomas is a 2002 graduate of Loveland High School. Thomas’ mother is Mrs. Bobbie Bowman of Loveland. Grandparents are Sharon & Fred Smith of Sidney, OH, Pete & Mary Lea of Fort. Recovery, OH, Wilma Risch of Cincinnati and Nancy Lung of Loveland, OH. Sarah’s GreatGrandmother is Mrs. Roshell Kaeding of Union City, OH The wedding will take place on November 21, 2009.

DIRECTORY Jenny Eilermann








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

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

7950 Pfeiffer Rd.



Wednesday Evening 6:00pm - Buffet Dinner Worship and Small Group 6:45pm - Programs and

232 E. Main St (corner of East & Main) Rev. Jacqueline E. Matisse, Pastor

EVANGELICAL FREE 5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

Sunday Morning 9:30am & 11:00am Classes for all ages.

Classes for all ages.

EPISCOPAL Saint Anne, West Chester

6461 Tylersville Rd. (1/2 mile W. of Cin-Day)


Sun 8:00 & 9:30 a.m. Nursery Sun 9:15 -10:45

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


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

Good Shepherd (E LCA)

7701 Kenwood Rd.



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


FAITH BIBLE CHURCH 8130 East Kemper Rd.

101 South Lebanon Rd. 683-4244 Loveland, OH 45140 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 "Friends for the Journey: Everyone needs a Nathaniel"

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

6635 Loveland-Miamiville Rd. (across from Oasis Golf Course) Ph. 513-677-9866 Contemporary Services: Saturdays 5pm & Sundays 9:00am Traditional Service: Sunday - 10:30 am

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

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


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

Sharonville United Methodist

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

3751 Creek Rd.


8221 Miami Rd. (corner of Galbraith)


NEW 9:30am Service -Innovative & High energy

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


7205 Kenwood Rd., Cinti, OH 45236

513-891-9768 Ken Bashford, Pastor

Sunday Morning Worship 10:30am Child Care Provided Sunday School for All Ages

Fellowship & Lunch Follows Worship Our mission is to worship God & share Jesus’ transforming love and salvation.

NorthStar Vineyard Community Church

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


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


Contemporary Worship 9:30 AM Traditional Worship 11:00 AM Children’s programs during worship Child Care Available

Montgomery Presbyterian Church 9994 Zig Zag Road Mongtomery, Ohio 45242

Worship Service 10:30am Nursery Care Available website:



Loveland Herald

August 5, 2009

DEATHS Janet Lee Batterson

Janet Lee Batterson, 46, of Loveland died July 23. Survived by father, James C. Mullikin; mother, Joyce (nee Herbert) Mullikin; son, Jeremy Douglas Batterson; brother, John Mullikin; sister, Cathy A BlanBatterson ton; nieces, Jennifer Blanton and Ashley Mullikin; and nephew, Ryan Blanton. Services were July 29 at Gate of

and Artie (nee Freeman) Reedy; and three brothers and three sisters. Services were July 28 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Loveland. Memorials to: University Hospital Foundation, 234 Goodman Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45219.

Heaven Cemetery. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, Ohio 45263-3597.

Laura J. King

Laura J. King, 90, of Loveland died July 25. Survived by son, Glenn (Betty) Reedy; grandchild, Paul (Stefany) Reedy; and one greatgrandchild. Preceded in death by parents, David

Dennis William Pugh



Dennis William Pugh, 59, Loveland died July 26.

RELIGION Ascension Lutheran Church

Ascension’s Sunday worship service is at 10 a.m. Sunday school and adult forum begin at 9 a.m. A nursery is provided during the worship service. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288;

Epiphany United Methodist Church

Worship times are: Contemporary worship at 5 p.m. Saturdays, contemporary worship at 9 a.m. Sundays and traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Epiphany has an informal support/care group for those who have family members suffering with dementia and Alzheimer’s. The group meets Thursday mornings, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Please call Pastor Lisa to make your reservation. Epiphany is offering Career Transitioning Ministry. It offers practical, personal and spiritual support for those who have lost their jobs or are concerned about losing their job, and for those who are able and willing to help those people. The group meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays at Epiphany United Methodist; and the second and fourth Tuesdays at River Hills Christian Church. The event is open to all. Contact Arlene Johnston at; Larry Poole at; or Matt Baker at The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 6779866.

ministries of the church.” The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-1738.

Loveland Presbyterian Church

Summer worship hours are 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday worship times are 9 and 10:30 a.m. Pieces For Peace meets at 7 p.m. every Monday. Work on quilts for those in need, no experience needed. All are welcome. L.I.F.E. (Loveland Inter Faith Effort) is collecting items for the program Fundamental Learning Materials for students in need. LIFE is currently collecting: Book bags, colored pencils, filler paper, erasers, book covers, folders (all types), glue, glue sticks, pencil boxes, pencils, pens, markers, scissors, 3-ring binders, 3-by-5 index cards, highlighters, compasses and protractors. No crayons, spiral notebooks or college rule filler paper. Bring them directly to the pantry at the church. The church is at 101 South Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-4244.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

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

Loveland United Methodist

The new service times are 8:30 to 9:20 a.m. for the Traditional Service, 9:40 to 10:40 a.m. for the Contemporary Service and Sunday School and 11 a.m. to noon for the Blended Service and Sunday School. Membership At Loveland UMC – The first step is to attend an “Explore LUMC Breakfast,” where you’ll have an opportunity to learn more about Loveland UMC. Childcare is provided. Breakfast is held 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19; and Saturday, Nov. 14. 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



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River Hills Christian Church

Thriving Moms is a group for moms of infants through high school students; meets weekly to receive encouragement and instruction, make friends and have fun; held 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; child care provided. There is a Christian counselor as the parent coach, as well as a mentor mom. Call 5830371. The church is at 6300 Price Road, Loveland; 677-7600.


About obituaries

Survived by son, SSG Dennis Wayne Pugh; grandchildren, Julianna Star Pugh and Lewis Markwell Pugh; and niece and nephew, Katelan and Donal Pugh. Preceded in death by parents, David and Dorothy (nee North) Pugh; and

brother, Daniel Pugh. Services were Aug. 1 at Tranquility Wildlife Area, Tranquility, Ohio. Memorials to: Cincinnati Children’s Home, 5050 Madison Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45227.

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

SECTION 00020 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS The City of Loveland, through the office of the City Manager, will receive sealed bids for the Lever Park Renovation. The project includes improvements to the City of Loveland’s Lever Park located off Heidelberg Drive. The project work including, but not limited to: earthwork, widening and resurfacing of asphalt sidewalk, removing and replacing basketball and tennis courts, providing various play structures and park equipment, providing play area turf, removing and installing chain link fence, and restoration. Separate sealed bids will be received by the City of Loveland and then publicly opened and read aloud at Loveland City Hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave., Loveland, OH on Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 3:00 PM local time. The plans, specifications, and bid forms may be examined at: McGraw-Hill Construction Dodge Plan Rm 7265 Kenwood Road, Suite 200 Cincinnati, OH 45236 Allied Construction Industries 3 Kovach Drive Cincinnati, OH 45215 Loveland City Hall, City Manager’s Office 120 West Loveland Avenue Loveland, OH 45140 (513) 683-0150 Copies of the Bidding Documents may be purchased at cost at: Queen City Reprographics 2863 Sharon Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45241 Each BIDDER must deposit with their bid, security in the amount, form, and subject to the conditions provided in the INFORMATION FOR BIDDERS. The OWNER reserves the right to accept any bid, to reject any or all bids, and to waive any irregularities in any bid. No BIDDER may withdraw his bid within sixty (60) days after the actual date of the opening thereof. A mandatory Pre-bid Conference , to answer any BIDDERS questions, will be held on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at 1:00 PM at the Loveland City Hall Council Chambers, 120 W. Loveland Ave., Loveland, OH. The Pre-Bid Conference will include a tour of Lever Park. Prospective BIDDERS may address inquiries with Cindy Klopfenstein, City Engineer, at 120 West Loveland Avenue, Loveland, OH 45140, (513)683-0150. 8839

LEGAL NOTICE NONDISCRIMINATION The governing board of the Cleaster Mims College Prep School located at 7855 Dawn Rd. In Cincinnati, Ohio 45237, has adopted the following racial nondiscriminatory policies. The Cleaster Mims College Prep School recruuits and admits students of any race, color or ethnic origin to all its rights, privileges, programs and activities. In addition, the school will not discriminate on the basis of race, color or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational prorams and athletics/ extracurricular activities. Furthermore, the school is not intended to be an alternative to court or administrative agency ordered, or public school district initiated desegregation. The Cleaster Mims College Prep school will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or ethnic origin in the hiring of its certified or non-certified personnel 9069

PUBLIC NOTICE The City of Loveland Planning & Zoning Commission will conduct a public hearing Monday, August 17, 2009 at 7:15 pm in the Council Chambers located at Loveland City Hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave, Loveland, Ohio 45140. The purpose of the hearing is to allow the general public an opportunity to comment on Case No. 09-13: Proposed Conditional Use Approval for a Church. Location: 118 N. Lebanon Rd. All interested parties are urged to attend. Individuals with disabilities requiring special accommodations that are participating in or wish to attend this hearing should call 583-3045 seven (7) days in advance so arrangements can be made. 1001489939

Legal Notice The City of Loveland Planning & Zoning Commission will conduct a public hearing Monday, August 17, 2009 at 7:15 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at Loveland City Hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave. Loveland, Ohio 45140. The purpose of the hearing is to allow the general public an opportunity to comment on: Case No. 09-12: Proposed Conditional Use Approval for a Restaurant. Location: 204 W. Loveland Ave. All interested parties are urged to attend. Individuals with disabilities requiring special accommodations that are participating in or wish to attend this hearing should call 583-3045 seven (7) days in advance so arrangement can be made. 1001487736

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