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When couples get into arguments during sessions with relationship counselor Rhonda Audia, they might be asked to hold the “Big Ball of Blame.” Audia, whose practice is known as the Guru for Two Counseling Center, has been working with couples for more than 25 years. SEE LIFE, B1

Playing by a new set of rules

Code of conduct revamped By Jeanne Houck

When middle- and highschool students return to the Loveland City Schools Aug. 25, they’ll be bound by a new code of conduct in their extracurricular activities. The changes, recently approved by the Loveland Board of Education, largely pertain to substance-abuse violations and put more emphasis on helping rather than punishing students. Changes include offering community service as an alternative and focusing on drug evaluation and education programs. “We are in the forefront of using community service as a learning tool,” Loveland Athletic Director Jeff Zidron said. “The consequences for breaking the code of conduct are structured to improve our students' decision-making process as well as provide a positive learning experience.” The state First District Court of Appeals ruled in March that the Loveland City School District had the right to suspend a high-school football player from four games last fall after Loveland police reported they found the player – who had not been in trouble before – with an open can of beer during the preceding summer.


Loveland’s new extracurricular code of conduct applies to students participating in musical and dramatic performances as well as athletics. Here, members of Loveland High School’s 2008 marching band play in Loveland’s Memorial Day parade.

Code of conduct changes The Loveland Board of Education has made revisions to the extracurricular code of conduct that: • Reduce the suspension from games or performances for first-time offenders from 40 percent to 20 percent or to 10 percent with community service. • Give second-time offenders an The football player’s mother won orders from a lower court judge that allowed the youth to play all season. School officials said they wanted to ensure that their code of conduct – which relates to all extracurricular activities – helps students.

alternative to a one-year suspension from games or performances: Suspension from 50 percent of the extracurricular activities if they perform community service, participate in a drug evaluation and education program and submit to random drug testing. • Give third-time offenders an

alternative to a permanent suspension from games or performances: Make them ineligible for any extracurricular activities pending a hearing with top school officials, who may work out a plan that includes both a penalty and a student-assistance program.

They launched a district-wide discussion that involved the Loveland School District Athletic Council, the Loveland Athletics Boosters, students, parents, educators and club sponsors. “The administration wanted to ensure the code of conduct best served the interests of our stu-

dents,” said Kathryn Lorenz, president of the Loveland Board of Education. “It gave us the opportunity to revisit parent feedback as well as student and staff input. We also looked at what other schools are doing and how best to enforce the code.”

Jury awards couple more than $500K By Jeanne Houck

River funds dry up

As the state tries to approve the new budget, the Ohio Scenic Rivers Program could get lost in the shuffle. Ohio’s Scenic Rivers Program is designed to help educate and protect scenic rivers, said Aaron Rourke, trustee of Rivers Unlimited, Ohio’s river protection organization. It is the oldest in the United States, founded in 1968. SEE STORY, A2

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A Hamilton County jury has awarded a Loveland couple more than $500,000 in damages suffered after a utility pole crashed through the windshield of their van. Kathy Roy, who was in the passenger seat, sustained minor injuries in the April 2006 accident on Montgomery Road in Kenwood. Her husband, Rick Roy, who was driving, was struck in the head by the pole. Then 52, Rick Roy’s face was broken in five places – necessitating the implantation of two plates secured by eight screws in his head. The jury found The Shaw Group Inc. of Baton Rouge, La., and an employee, Daniel Gray, of


This is what a van belonging to Rick and Kathy Roy looked like after a utility pole crashed through the windshield. Raleigh, N.C., at fault after a trial the last week of July in Common Pleas court. The day of the accident, Shaw workers had been moving utility poles and installing new ones in the Montgomery Road area. When workers were unable to secure one pole in the ground,

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Shaw’s foreman decided to load it on a utility truck and have Gray drive it a quarter mile north on Montgomery Road in rush-hour traffic to a storage area, the Roys’ attorneys said. The pole extended 16 feet off the back of the truck. An eyewitness testified during the trial that when Gray turned the truck left from the left lane the pole swung into the right lane where the Roys were traveling and struck their van. Matthew Buck, lead attorney for the Roys and a partner at Keating Muething & Klekamp in downtown Cincinnati, said, “Several things could have been done to protect the general public – flaggers stopping traffic, an escort vehicle, a pole trailer – but none of those standard safety precautions were employed. “This accident should never

have happened.” Nearly half the jury award of $508,344 was for punitive damages; the remainder was for compensatory damages that included medical expenses, lost wages, damage to the Roys’ van and the loss of the Roys’ family business. After the wreck Rick Roy – who continues to suffer physically and emotionally from the accident – was forced to close his family furniture-upholstery shop and give up a second job delivering furniture for a store, the Roys’ lawyers said. “The accident has changed (Rick Roy’s) life and he will never be the same,” Kathy Roy said after the jury decision. Jesse Lipcius of downtown Cincinnati, an attorney for The Shaw Group and Gray, declined comment.

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Manville to be arraigned on new theft charge By Jeanne Houck

Jill Manville’s prosecution on a misdemeanor theft charge in Florida is back on track. Manville, who is serving five years’ probation for embezzling thousands of dollars as treasurer of the Loveland City Schools, tried to enter a misdemeanor intervention program in Hillsborough County Circuit Court in Tampa on an unrelated theft charge there. The program is designed to allow first-time offenders keep a clean criminal record by completing an

individualized program that lasts between three and six months and includes requirements such as making restitution, participating in a rehabilitation program and performing community service. If a defendant completes the program, the prosecutor drops the charges. Florida prosecutors learned of Manville’s conviction in Hamilton County on the Loveland charge and refused to allow her in the intervention program in Tampa. Now, Manville is scheduled to be arraigned on the misdemeanor theft charge in Hillsborough County on

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Aug. 10. Manville’s rejection from the program in Florida has even bigger consequences in Hamilton County, where a new criminal conviction could jeopardize the probation given her there. Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Dennis Helmick sentenced Manville to probation in January after she pleaded guilty to a felony change of theft in office. Helmick also ordered Manville, 43, to make $46,106 restitution to the Loveland City School District, pay a $10,000 fine and perform 500 hours of community service.

Manville has repaid the school district, where she served as treasurer from March 1999 to August 2007. Helmick allowed Manville to move to Florida and do her community-service work there. Manville was arrested June 8 by the Hillsborough County, Fla., Sheriff’s Office in Tampa, which said she removed bar code stickers from items in Wal-Mart and placed them on more expensive items. Public records in Hillsborough County say Manville is living in Venice, Fla., unemployed and indigent.

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Camp Dennison could see a new water system as early as 2010. The Symmes Township community has an older water system in place that does not have enough water flow in case of a fire emergency. Pressure tests were conducted on the hydrants and it was determined that adding a loop in the water main system would help with the fire flow. Loveland Symmes fire chief Otto Huber said that the updated looped system would help because in the case of a water main break, the entire system would not shut down. The new system is estimated to cost $126,000.

Bryant Huber Township administrator Gerald Beckman said he was working on grants from the state to help offset the cost. The Board of Trustees also encouraged talks with Indian Hill Water Works on sharing the bill for the new system. Indian Hill Water Works is responsible for the residential water flow in Camp Dennison, but Huber said they are not obligated to provide water flow for the fire department. “I think there should be some mutual responsibility


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(with Indian Hill Water Works),� Board of Trustees president Ken Bryant said. Jason Adkins, assistant superintendent of Indian Hill Water Works, said its still too early in the process to determine what the village’s role will be in the improvements. “Right now, from what I understand, they’re in a design phase,� he said. Once that phase is completed, Adkins said the village would get together with those working on the project to figure out the best course of action, and who will be paying for what. Hamilton County owns and maintains all of the fire hydrants in Camp Dennison and Huber said the county will replace the hydrants where needed with the new system.


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BRIEFLY You’re invited to a Beach Blast

The Loveland Music Academy and the Sandtray Center are hosting a morning of Beach Music, Sandcastles and fun in the sun and sand Monday, Aug. 17. The “Beach Blast� festivities will take place on the sidewalk in front of the Sandtray Center and Loveland Music Academy at 200 W. Loveland Ave. from 10 a.m. to noon in the heart of the historic Loveland district. There will be plenty of beach party songs and sand for building sandcastles according to Linda HennBergholz of the Loveland Music Academy. Space will limit the party to the first 30 people registered. To reserve your spot in the sand, call: 513-294-4094, or e-mail your reservation to: lovelandmusicacademy@gma

Trustees discuss zoning position

The Symmes Township Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, for the purpose of interviewing applicants for a position on the township Zoning Commission. The meeting will be held at the township administration building at 9323 Union Cemetery Road.

Symmes brush dropoff

Symmes Township will hold its monthly brush drop off program from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15. During that time, Symmes Township residents may bring brush, limbs and bush and tree clippings to the township administration building at 9323 Union Cemetery Road for disposal. Leaves and grass clippings will not be accepted. Participants will be required to present proof of residency in the form of a driver’s license or current utility bill. The monthly drop off program will be held through October. For more information, call the township office at 6836644.

Gas aggregation meeting

The Symmes Township Board of Trustees will hold two special meetings for the purpose of providing the public with information regarding the November ballot issues dealing with the proposed governmental natural gas and electricity aggregation programs. The meetings will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, and 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22. Both meetings will be at the township Safety Center at 8871 Weekly Lane.



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August 12, 2009

Symmes adding second recycling drop-off point

Symmes Township is looking to expand its recycling dropoff program to include a second location. Township Administrator Gerald Beckman said that he hopes to expand the collection spot, possibly to Hopewell Meadows Park at 9131 Hopewell Road. The administration building at 9323 Union Cemetery is the only site for residents to drop off recyclables in the township. The township contracts

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recycling with Rumpke, with pickups once a week that cost the township $50 a month. An increase in residents using the administration building to drop off their recyclables has increased the need for an additional pickup during the week and the opening of the second dropoff site. Items that can be recycled and can fit in the container at the administration building are eligible for drop off at the site. Beckman said he hopes to have the second drop off site selected by Sept. 1.



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As the state tries to approve the new budget, the Ohio Scenic Rivers Program could get lost in the shuffle. Ohio’s Scenic Rivers Program is designed to help educate and protect scenic rivers, said Aaron Rourke, trustee of Rivers Unlimited, Ohio’s river protection organization. It is the oldest in the United States, founded in 1968. Out of 1,900 miles of streams and rivers in Ohio, about 800 miles in 14 different rivers, including the Little Miami Scenic River, have been incorporated in the program, Rourke said. “The scenic rivers are like the last best places in terms of rivers and streams,� Rourke said. “They are the ones that have the most resemblance to what the pioneers found, the best ecological diversity (and) the most healthy and robust ecosystems.� In addition to being important to conservationists, Rourke said scenic rivers attract recreation. For exam-


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Aaron Rourke, trustee of Rivers Unlimited, kayaks on a stream that has not yet been incorporated in Ohio's Scenic River Program. ple, the recreational tourism value of the Little Miami Scenic River is estimated to be about $8 million each year. “It’s a significant economic engine,� Rourke said. Mark Bersani, owner of Loveland Canoe and Kayak, said when there is a scenic river dedication, more people want to recreate on that river. “The value to Loveland is that the river itself draws people,� Bersani said. He said the Little Miami Scenic River brings tourism, provides an educational opportunity for schools and features nature and wildlife. “(Loveland is) a charming, quaint community that people want to come to and the river certainly is a part of that,� Bersani said. Rourke said the program is currently part of the Division of Natural Areas and Preserves within the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Rourke said there has been an emphasis in the budget process to get programs off the general revenue fund supported by tax money. The Scenic Rivers Program only takes about $650,000 per year to run,

but that money comes from taxpayers. Rourke said the director of ODNR saw that the program would need alternative funding. He decided to move the program to the Division of Watercraft, which is made up of power boaters and paddlers. The Division of Watercraft is funded by boat licensing fees and .875 percent of gas taxes. Even though the division has money, Rourke said the power boaters and conservationists agree that the scenic rivers program may not fit there. “My position, and Rivers Unlimited’s position, is really not that different from (the power boaters’ position) because we’re not crazy about this transfer idea either,� Rourke said. “We don’t want the Scenic Rivers Program to be the neglected stepchild in the Division of Watercraft.� Rourke said the State House of Representatives passed the governor’s budget, which included the transfer to the Division of Watercraft, but the Senate disliked many things about the budget, including the Scenic Rivers Program transfer.




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Rourke said the Senate decided to leave the program out of the budget because it did not want to get in the middle of the debate. Maggie Ostrowski, spokesperson for Senate President Bill Harris, said the Senate did not remove the program from the budget, but instead removed the proposed transfer. “Essentially the Senate’s version would keep things the way they are in current law,� Ostrowski said via email. She said the transfer was removed because many members were sensitive to the boaters’ concerns about how it would impact existing programs in the Division of Watercraft. Rourke said if the program is left out of the budget, it will only get about $70,000 to $80,000 per year from the scenic river license plates, which is not enough to sustain it. “Basically the program would go into hibernation until we could come up with a better funding source,� Rourke said. The budget is now at the Conference Committee, made up of representatives from the House and Senate. “In the weeks since the Senate passed its version of the bill, members have heard from many others, who are concerned about long-term funding for the Scenic Rivers Program should the Senate version prevail,� Ostrowski said. “Sen. Harris is confident that a suitable compromise can be reached.� Rourke said the conservationists have already starting thinking about “plan B.� He said they want to do what should have been done originally, convene a summit meeting with everyone involved. This includes the Division of Watercraft, the Division of Wildlife, the Division of Soil and Water Conservation, the Department of Agriculture and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

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SCHOOLS Loveland Initiative collecting backpacks, school supplies August 12, 2009

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The Loveland Initiative needs backpacks and school supplies for its 2009 backpack drive and your help is greatly appreciated. Last year The Initiative distributed 130 filled backpacks to low income children in the Loveland community. Deliver backpacks and school supplies at the sites below. Each site has a different item that they will be collecting. Backpacks and school supplies: Loveland Professional Firefighters Association, VFW Hall, 227 E. Loveland Ave. Loveland, Ohio

45140. Drop off dates & times – 12, 14, noon to 4 p.m.; Aug. 18, 19, 20, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Three-prong pocket folders: Lebanon Citizens National Bank, 500 Loveland-Madeira Road, Loveland, Ohio 45140, 6772203. Crayola color pencils: Bliss Salon and Spa, 10474 LovelandMadeira Road, Loveland, Ohio 45140, 683-1818. Safety scissors: Angilo’s Pizza, 807 Loveland-Madeira Road, Loveland, Ohio 45140, 6830001.

Backpacks and school supplies: Pheasant Hills on the Lake & Chatham Woods, 131 Apgar Drive, Loveland, Ohio, 45140, 774-0452. Backpacks and school supplies: Miami Trails Neighborhood Network Woods, Estates and Sanctuary pool Loveland, Ohio 45140, 583-1025. Erasers: The Veg Head, 920 Loveland-Madeira Road Loveland, Ohio 45140, 697-7090. Red, blue and black pens; The Works 20 Grear Millitzer Place Loveland, Ohio 45140, 697-8408


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8-10 Crayola washable markers/and other items: Great Clips, 10665 Loveland-Madeira Road, Loveland, Ohio 45140, 683-1400 Index cards: Pizazz Studios 122 W. Loveland Ave. Loveland Ohio 45140, 683-3333 Backpacks are being collected by the following churches: Northstar Vineyard Church, backpacks & supplies, 575-3467 Northeast Community Church, 12079 Lebanon Road, Loveland, Ohio 45140, 683-2707, kleenex tissue. Saint Columban Church, 894



Oakland Road, Loveland, Ohio 45140, 683-0105 Loveland Presbyterian Church, 360 Robin Ave., Loveland, Ohio 45140, 683-2525. All other churches, businesses, or organizations interested in helping out should contact Terri Rogers at 677-1057. Deadline date for delivery of backpacks and school supplies is Thursday, Aug. 20. Backpacks will be distributed Friday, Aug. 21, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

BACK TO SCHOOL INFORMATION The Loveland Herald asked local schools and school districts for back-toschool information. These schools responded:

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy


First day of school for students: Aug.

Head of School’s name: Randy Brunk Web site: Lunch menu: available on Web site Phone: (513) 247-0900 Administrative address: 11525 Snider Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45249 Edyth B. Lindner Elementary Principal: Ms. Sandy Breitholle Address: 11312 Snider Road, Cincinnati, 45249


Trip to Canada

Fifteen St. Ursula Villa students from the seventh- and eighth-grade French classes spent five days touring the cities of Quebec and Montreal. The trip gave the students a greater awareness of French culture. Those who attended were, from left: front row, Shawn Allen (Anderson Township), Kelly Thomas (Loveland), Kylie Souder (Anderson Township), Kate Elson (West Clermont), Tyler Brokamp (Loveland) and Zak Fossett (Anderson Township); back row, Meredith Stautberg (Anderson Township), Maddie Allen (Anderson Township), Morgan Voytek (Anderson Township), Emma Ciesick (Anderson Township), Tassy Taylor (Anderson Township), Catherine Strietmann (Hyde Park), Julie Ivers (Loveland), Jenna Zicka (Anderson Township) and Mia Poston (Hyde Park).

CHCA Middle School Principal: Dr. Rob Hall Address: 11300 Snider Road, Cincinnati, 45249 Otto Armleder School Principal: Ms. Susan Miller Address: 140 W. Ninth St., Cincinnati 45202 Martha S. Lindner High School Principal: Dr. Dean Nicholas Address: 11525 Snider Road, Cincinnati 45249

Loveland City School District

Superintendent – Kevin S. Boys First day of school: Aug. 25 Enrollment as of May 2009: 4,806 New districtwide • Energy efficiency program • K-4 literacy and math coach with stimulus funds • Literacy/math coach at Loveland Intermediate School with stimulus funds Loveland High School Principal: Molly Moorhead Assistant Principal: David Eads Assistant Principal/Athletic Director: Jeff Zidron Enrollment: 1,407

• Booster-funded artificial turf field • AP Statistics program Loveland Middle School Principal: Erica Kramer Assistant Principal: Chris Burke Enrollment: 722 • Four teachers (replacement due to attrition) • Building focus on 21st Century Skills and Tiger Pride Loveland Intermediate School Principal: Chad Hilliker Enrollment: 732 • Four teachers newly assigned to fifth-grade due to enrollment growth • School psychologist (replacement due to retirement) • Airliners and science equipment Loveland Elementary School Principal: Doug Savage Assistant Principal: Garth Carlier Enrollment: 742 • New Intervention Specialist with stimulus funds • Portable laptop carts to replace desktop computers • Continuing district literacy council and developing new literacy program Loveland Primary School Principal: Doug Savage Assistant Principal: Kevin Fancher Enrollment: 621 • New intervention specialist with stimulus funds • Portable laptop carts to replace desktop computers • Continuing district literacy council and developing new literacy program Loveland Early Childhood Center Principal: Kyle Bush Enrollment: 582 • New part-time art teacher

Ursuline Academy

5535 Pfeiffer Road, Blue Ash, Ohio 45242 513-791-5791 First day of school, Sept. 8 Enrollment: 720 President: Sharon Redmond Principal: Adele Iwanusa

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The chosen ones

Mount Notre Dame teachers, from left: Christine Mencer of Symmes Township, Sue Magnus of Loveland and Catherine Schildknecht of Sycamore Township was selected to participate in the annual reading and scoring of the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations in June. Only 1,100 U.S. teachers were chosen this year.

Loveland City School District officials have adopted the guidelines for free and reduced-price lunches for the 2009-2010 school year Household Income Income size (free) (reduced-price) 1 $14,079 $20.036 2. $18,941 $26,955 3 $23,803 $33,874 4 $28,665 $40,793 5 $33,527 $47,712 6 $38,389 $54,631 7 $43,251 $61,550 8 $48,113 $68,469 Additional members* +$4,862 +$6,919 * Add amount for each additional member


Several students from Loveland graduated from Ohio University. They are: Kendall Bernstein (B.A., psychology); Cara Fitzgerald (cum laude, B.S. in journalism, magazine journalism); Katherine Byrne (cum laude, B.F.A., dance); Jennifer Hupp (B.S., hearing, speech and language sciences); Jennifer Rohan (B.B.A., marketing; management and strategic leadership); Eric Ball (B.S. in communication, media and socie-

ty); Janet Li (B.B.A., accounting), Zachary Moore (B.S., hearing, speech and language sciences); Emily Eschmeyer (cum laude, B.S. in health, community health services); Katelyn Belleville (B.S., geographic information science); Kelly Resler (B.S. in education, integrated social studies); Kelly Abel (B.S. in human and consumer sciences, retail merchandising); Emily Shoemaker (summa cum laude, B.A., history); and Suzanne McMillen (cum laude, B.S. in journalism, magazine journalism).

James Mitchell Morger has received a bachelor of science degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is from Loveland. • Chelsea L. Wood and David R. Torcasi, both of Loveland, have graduated from DePaul University. Wood received a bachelor of science commerce degree from the College of Commerce.

Torcasi graduated, with distinction, with a master of business administration degree, also from the College of Commerce.

Amanda Vargo and Rebecca Volk, both of Loveland, graduated from Marquette University. Vargo received a bachelor of science degree in clinical laboratory science. Volk received a bachelor of science degree in marketing.

Dean’s list

David Riddle, son of Randy and Lisa Riddle of Loveland, has been named to the 2009 spring semester dean’s list at Bluffton University. He is a graduate of Milford High School.

Kara Wilkinson has been named to the 2009 spring semester dean’s list at The University of Findlay. A theatre performance major, she is from Loveland.


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Loveland laces up the shoes By Tony Meale

The cross country season has arrived. Here’s a look at local high school teams who hope to keep pace in 2009.



Loveland High School senior Sarah Fisher is the top returner for the Tigers this season. She qualified for state in the mile as a junior.

The girls’ team returns every varsity starter from last year, most notably senior Sarah Fisher, who qualified for state in track in the 1600 as a junior. “She should lead the team this year,” head coach Deb Pomeroy said. Fisher will be joined by seniors Laura Matacia, Sarah Mosby, Anna Wilson and Lauren Turley. The Tigers finished third in the FAVC in 2008 and made it all the way to regionals; this year, however, they’re eyeing a conference crown and a run at state. “They are setting their sights on winning the league and making a return trip to Columbus,” Pomeroy said. On the boys’ side, Mike Smith will have plenty of talent to work with during his varsity coaching debut, as the Tigers return a plethora of starters; among them are Ryan Fisher, Wil Fisher, Matt Garbarino, Tyler Glenn and Matt Oberholzer. Promising newcomers include Danny McManus, Ryan Schroer and Casey Shumaker. “The boys have been working hard over the summer,” Smith said. “We hope to compete for a


Loveland High School’s Matt Garbarino is one of several runners hoping to lead the Tigers to a league title in 2009. conference title with Anderson and Milford and hope to compete for a qualifying spot at the regional meet.”


The Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy girls’ cross country team, which finished fourth at districts last year, will be led by sophomores Emily Walton, Elizabeth Lyle and Julianne Martin. Leading the Eagles on the boys’ side will be seniors Andrew Wallace and Chris Taylor and sophomores Tyler Vonderhaar and Brian Taylor.


The Moeller High School cross country team is coming off a 7836 season and returns five key starters. David Griffith, Patrick McCarty, Jim Tussey, Tom Tussey and Paul Krehbiel are all back for the Crusaders. Head coach Dave Prenger said that should mean good things for the Crusaders. “With the majority of the varsity team from 2008 back, that gives us plenty to build on for 2009,” he said.


The Ursuline Academy Lions finished second in the GGCL, third at districts and 11th at regionals last year in cross country. This season they’ll rely on sophomores Katrina Mariocchi, Dani Dailey and Nikki Volpenhein. Mariocchi and Volpenhein earned second team All-GGCL honors in 2008. Also contributing will be junior Pam Showman, who was honorable mention all-conference last year.

Local golf teams back on the green By Tony Meale

Area high school golfers are already hitting the fairways. Here’s a look at local teams as they tee off in 2009.


The girls’ team went 8-9 last year and finished fifth at the FAVC Tournament and 11th out of 15 teams at sectionals. With five returning starters, the Tigers are a safe bet to improve on those numbers across the board. Loveland will be led by junior Elizabeth Orsinelli, sophomore Julie Griffin and seniors Natalie Brosz, Alexis Mason and Natalie Siddique. “With losing only one starter from last year, maintaining our position in the conference tournament is considered our worst-case scenario,” third-year head coach

Stacy Lorek said. “With more focused practice and a majority of our improvement going towards putting, each team member will contribute to making (this season) yet another success.” The boys’ team, meanwhile, returns all of its starters from last year, including two first-team AllFAVC-Buckeye performers – seniors Ryan Denney and Mitch Louis. The Tigers shared leaguetitle honors with Milford last year and should contend for an outright conference championship in 2009. “We look to qualify to districts as a team,” said Andy Fredette, who last year was named FAVCBuckeye Coach of the Year. Other returning contributors are Thomas Rooney, Daniel Canada and Matt Snyder.


Leading the Cincinnati Hills

Dolphins at nationals

Christian Academy Eagles in 2009 will be seniors Josh Everhart, Chris Lehky and Nate Post, as well as junior Duhann Jacobs and sophomores T.J. Stachler and Ben Lapps.


The Moeller High School golf team is coming off of a GCL championship in 2008 and finished 8-4 in 2008. The team will be led by a strong junior class. Andrew Dorn, Nick Tenhundfeld and Alex Pietrandera are the returning players for the Crusaders, along with Luke Wilken, Mike Irwin and Cameron Braig. Jackson Lee, Mike Wolf and Andrew Obryan should be key players for Moeller as well. Head coach Rick Bohne said he likes his team’s work ethic and team attitude and that St. Xavier will be one of the tougher teams the Crusaders need to go through if they are to repeat as GCL


Nick Tenhundfeld of Moeller of watches his shot during the Division I boys’ golf sectional tournament in 2008. He will be one of Moeller’s top golfers during the 2009 season. champs. The Crusaders are also looking to get back to the state tournament as Moeller placed fourth in the state in 2008.


will be led by a pair of secondteam All-GGCL performers in 2008 – junior Amanda Castle and sophomore Megan Tenhundfeld. Also contributing will be senior Sloane Hamilton.

The Ursuline Academy Lions


The Blue Ash YMCA Dolphin swim team get ready to compete at the 2009 YMCA Senior Long Course National Championships, July 27-31, at University of Maryland in College Park. With more than 200 teams and 1,300 swimmers from across the country at this year's event, the Blue Ash swimmers worked intensely over the summer to qualify in their events. They were in the water every morning by 6:20 a.m. The team had additional qualifiers, but some swimmers could not afford to go on the trip since each swimmer must pay their own way. In back are Regan Girten of Sycamore Township, Chloe Meyer of West Chester, Patrick Foos of Loveland, Charlie Fry of Sycamore Township, Connor Sagness of West Chester, Nick Fry of Sycamore Township, Briana Conners of Sycamore Township, Michael Glaser of West Chester and Head Coach Bill Whatley. In front are William Glaser of West Chester, Colin Foos of Loveland, Charlotte Harris of Sycamore Township, Kirsten Rissover of Amberley Village, Olivia Wilson of Madeira and Allison Dicke of Madeira. Not pictured is Doug Nymberg of Kenwood.


City champs

The St. Gertrude seventh-grade boys celebrate winning the CYO Division I Baseball Championship, May 25, defeating St. Veronica and finishing the season, 6-2. Team members are Jamie Rieger of Montgomery, Steven Koesterman of Montgomery, Matt Ballweg of Madeira, Zak Handel of Madeira, Ryan Gallenstein of Madeira, Max Suddendorf of Symmes Township, Nicholas Geraci of Kenwood, Andrew Racadio of Madeira, Jared Beitman of Loveland, R.J. Bradley of Loveland, Gage Goodwin of Milford, Bobby Naber of Montgomery, Mulligan McCarthy of Madeira and Sam Holtmeier of Madeira. In back, from left, are scorekeeper Leslie Miller, assistant coach John Racadio, head coach Steve Koesterman, assistaint coach Paul Rieger and assistant coach Dave Ballweg.

Sports & recreation Knothole team helps injured player

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.

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When Cole Schlesner, a 14-year-old baseball player from Loveland, was severely injured after a line drive hit him in the head during a game in May, it really hit home with some younger players in the Sycamore Knothole league. So, at the end of their season, the boys and families of the Willie’s Sports CafĂŠ C-2 baseball team opted to skip the traditional coaches’ gifts and instead take up a collection for Play for 4. Play for 4 is a non-profit organization founded this spring to raise funds for Cole and eventually others who suffer neurological injuries from athletic events and need assistance with medical bills and other related expenses. Even the team’s sponsor, Willie’s Sports CafĂŠ in Kenwood, pitched in. “It just seemed like the right thing to do,â€? head coach Dan Eifert said. “When we heard about Cole’s injury, every parent

The Willie’s Sports Cafe C-2 Knothole team presents a check to Play for 4 in support of Cole Schlesner, who is recovering after being severely injured after a line drive hit him in the head in May. In back, from left, are Head Coach Dan Eifert of Blue Ash, Assistant Coach Andy Supp of Sycamore Township, Schlesner of Loveland, Assistant Coach Scott Eckenrod of Montgomery. In third row are Joe Thurnquist of Montgomery, Charlie Supp of Sycamore Township, Tyler Tacy of Symmes Township. In second row are Max Poff of Montgomery, Ben Eckenrod of Montgomery. In front are David Haney of Symmes Township, Cameron Buford of Deerfield Township and Mark Eifert of Blue Ash. Not pictured are Matthew Brown of Blue Ash, Thomas Capouch of Symmes Township, Kevin Kohmescher of Montgomery, Alex Montchai of Montgomery and Kristopher Pendleton of Montgomery.

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Loveland Athletic Boosters Would Like to Thank the Loveland Community for Their Generous Support of the Tiger Turf Project and The Building of a New Tradition at Loveland Tiger Stadium

Monday, August 17, 2009 • 7:00PM


We would like to extend an invitation to the community to join us for the Grand Opening


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Grateful in retrospect

Dear Loveland City Schools board of ed, faculty and staff: Our sons have framed their diplomas and hung their tassles; they have completed their college housing decisions and class schedules. Their futures are bright and full of opportunity. In a few short weeks Randy and I will also start a new chapter full of opportunities – we will be empty nesters! As we look forward to our possibilities in our (almost) child-free days ahead, we also look back to see how we have filled our days in the last 20 years. From kindergarden screening with Mrs. Demic through Kids Plus and k-12, we have been in partnership with you for 27 years of education. These “Loveland years” have been crazy- busy, full of formal education, morning and evening routines, and lots of sports and socializing. The years passed in a blur and suddenly we are sharing our home with a college junior and freshman! In this moment to look backward and look forward, I pause to thank you for everything that you have done to support us, and help us raise two super young men. We are grateful for the education and values that our kids received throughout our 27 education years in Loveland schools. Any issue we ever had was quick-

ly addressed, and although our sons may have bristled occasionally at school policies, in the end they knew their limits, and that the rules were there to keep them safe, even if they resented them. As Loveland parents we take our childrens’ safety and strong education for granted, but it is no accident that our kids our healthy and well-educated. It is true that it takes a village to raise a child, and Randy and I are glad that we chose the Loveland school district as the community in which to raise our children. Thanks for the care and support that you have given to our family in this joint enterprise of education. Judge Heather Russell Loveland

Initiative asks for help

We are writing to you today in our time of need. You may have seen articles in The Loveland Herald referring to the fact that our funding is about to run out and that problem is now imminent. In order to continue our work for the citizens of the Loveland community with our usual activities such as: referrals to social services, community services projects, flower planting in the community, adult computer classes, Cool School (after school tutoring

CH@TROOM July 29 questions

What do you like and dislike about the health care proposals currently before Congress? “For anyone who is for the government run health care I ask you to visit a VA hospital. This is an example of the care you will receive when the government runs health care. No thank you!” M.K.K.

Aug. 5 questions

What is your favorite community event in the Loveland/Miami Township/Symmes Township area? No responses. Should Major League Baseball reinstate Pete Rose? Why or why not? “Yes. Michael Vick, who only received a 23-month sentence for dogfighting, is eligible to be reinstated to the NFL and will likely be playing somewhere this fall. Not only was it just gambling on dogfighting and financing its operations, this boil on the buttocks of society also tortured losing dogs by electrocution, drowning and gunshot. What a sick, sociopathic individual. “Pete simply gambled on baseball, without any of the barbarianism exhibited by Michael Vick, and he is banned for life. How is that fair? It’s not, and if that is all the punishment Vick received for such revolting acts, then Pete has definitely paid his debt to society. I think most people would agree with this.” L.L.F. “I believe Pete has paid the penalty for his unacceptable activity in betting on baseball. He has established the record and as a result he does belong in the Hall of Fame.” F.J.B. “Truthfully, I don’t care. But it does make me think again, as I have so many times in my life,

Next question What do you think of the changes to Loveland’s extracurricular code of conduct? What are your favorite and least favorite memories from your school days? 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. about why people tend to elevate certain people to virtual sainthood based solely on athletic ability (which is usually something an individual inherits from his/her genetic makeup) or popularity as an entertainer. “In my life, I have known so many wonderful people who have given so much to others in terms of their time and talent, and have remained unknown and unrecognized. “For example, there is a young couple in our parish who have adopted a number of children, assuming lifetime responsibility for their care and development. The couple are white, and the children are black and mixed race. “These people are far more worthy of recognition and attention than any Pete Rose or Michael Jackson.” B.B. “Let me start by saying that President Obama has nothing to do with this topic. Too many times I have read answers to questions in this forum that have nothing to do with the question being asked. Instead the reader is using it as an excuse to go on an Obama tirade. You know who you are. “As for the question at hand, yes, Pete Rose deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. He deserved to be in a long time ago. And do you really need an asterisk next to his name? T.Z.

program), summer career camp, back to school backpack drive, Neighbors helping Neighbors Resource Center, Lenscrafters Gift of Sight program, Christmas toy store, Tracy Johnson Scholarship Fund, Milk Plus Program and our Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration we need your help and support right now. We are asking for your donation now which is vital to us continuing our mission to serve the lower income people here in our community. We have been serving the community for 13 years, with the same director for 11 years. We fill a need for low income people in Loveland who do not have access to public transportation, with no public bus line in the area, therefore no easy way to travel to most other social services. During the present period of growth we moved from an apartment setting to the wonderful storefront we recently had, but now due to lack of funding we have had to move our supplies from our recent location into storage until we raise funds of at least $8,400 to continue for the upcoming school year. It’s almost time for our backpack project. Any donation no matter how small will be appreciated. We are a 501C organization so if you or someone you know if a member of an organization that offers grants or matching funds to

such charitable groups that could greatly benefit us as well. This is your opportunity to give back to your community. Here are testimonials from some who have received help from the Loveland Initiative: “I can’t say enough about them. My family and I have really struggled this year. They have helped us with clothing for both my kids and helped get my son ready for school. If it wasn’t for this organization, we wouldn’t have been able to have what we have desperately needed. It’s places like this that make a horrible stressful time bearable.” “This place has been a true blessing. I am a single mother of five! Not by choice! This place has put clothes on my children’s backa car seat for my young children. Many, many more great things. Thank you.” “The Loveland Initiative has helped me and my family members to bring my children gifts they can enjoy for Christmas when I have a low income. I am thankful for all their help.” “I am a low income family and have received help from the Loveland Initiative for the past two years. They greatly help me during the holidays and I may not have a Christmas without them.” “The Loveland Initiative has helped me and my children in many ways. One way is with


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We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics. Include your name, address and phone number(s) so we may verify your letter. Letters of 200 or fewer words and columns of 500 or fewer words have the best chance of being published. All submissions may be edited for length, accuracy and clarity. Deadline: Noon Friday E-mail: loveland@community Fax: 248-1938 U.S. mail: See box below Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Loveland Herald may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. clothing and another is Cool School. We are so thankful for all the help provided to us Please help us now by sending any donation you can to P.O. Box 823, Loveland OH 45140, e-mail us at lovelandinitiative@, or you can call Lori Newsom Glacking at 382-1400. We are also searching for a new location, permanent treasurer and more trustees, if you or someone you know may be interested. Please pass this email on to your friends and neighbors. Terri Rogers, President Board members Lil Lane, vice president; Newsom Glacking, interim treasurer; Lauri Malone, secretary; Lisa Mason and Tony Hauser, trustee

Budget crisis solutions ignored The past few months of budget deliberations have proven to be especially difficult with the state’s $3.2 billion deficit and the conflicting opinions among legislators for the best course of action for Ohio’s economic recovery. My colleagues and I in the House Republican Caucus have made great efforts to call for fiscal responsibility and introduced numerous bills to address wasteful spending. A growing concern of our caucus has been the uncontrolled growth of Medicaid and unchecked, wasteful spending of your hard-earned tax dollars. In 2006, the Ohio auditor of state conducted an audit of our state’s Medicaid expenditures. The study made multiple recommendations to improve the system and control spending. However, as of this year, few of the recommendations have been implemented and Ohio’s spending on Medicaid is 40 percent higher than the national average. During budget proceedings, my colleague, State Rep. Barbara Sears (R-Sylvania), introduced a bill to put into action more of the recommendations to eliminate any excessive waste of tax dollars. House Bill 240 would repair inefficiencies in Ohio’s Medicaid system, potentially saving taxpayers $122 million annually. This bill would have been a responsible

and long-term step toward closing state’s deficit. However, the proposal was rejected as an amendment to the budget and never received a Ron Maag hearing in the Community Ohio House. To further our Press guest commitment to columnist helping Ohio’s taxpayers, my colleagues and I in the House Republican Caucus also urged an initiative to eliminate government waste by streamlining government agencies. H.B. 25, introduced by State Rep. John Adams (R-Sidney), recommended the consolidation of Ohio’s 24 state agencies to 11, making our state government more efficient and reducing duplicitous expenditures. I co-sponsored this bill because of its potential to save taxpayers more than $1 billion annually. Again, this measure was rejected as an amendment to the budget bill and has yet to receive any public hearings. Together, HBs 25 and 240 had the capability of saving Ohioans more than $2.5 billion over the next two years. Instead of examining existing problems with outof-control spending and waste, this budget – which is based on

Goc. Strickland’s framework – favors cuts to vital services as a means to fill the budget gap. These cuts include reductions to funding for our local libraries, inhome care for the elderly and services to the disabled. Furthermore, Gov. Strickland has placed video lottery terminals, or slots machines, at Ohio’s race tracks to raise additional revenue to close the budget gap. Essentially, the governor and House Democrats are attempting to balance the budget on the backs of the most vulnerable Ohioans, rather than repairing wastefulness at its root. The budget recently passed the Ohio House by a vote of 54-44 and was sent to the governor for his approval. Certainly, it has been a very difficult and tedious task of balancing a budget in these difficult economic times. Regardless, fixing inefficiencies in state government should have been the first step toward a smartly balanced budget. Viable, long-term solutions were ignored and I regret that I could not support this budget. I will continue to speak for your interests and to promote sensible use of your tax dollars. Contact State Rep. Ron Maag at 77 S. High St., 10th Floor, Columbus, Ohio, 43215;; 614-644-6023.



Symmes Township

Mayor Rob Weisgerber; Vice Mayor David Bednar; councilmembers Dan Daly, Paul Elliot, Mark Fitzgerald, Todd Osborne and Joe Schickel. City Manager Tom Carroll; Assistant City Manager Jeff Wright; Clerk of Council Linda Cox; Director of Building and Zoning Scott Young; Finance Director Bill Taphorn; Tax Administrator Harry Steger; Public Works Superintendent Larry Moreland, 583-3050; Police Chief Dennis Rees, 583-3000; Fire Chief Otto Huber, 583-3001.

Trustee President Ken Bryant; Vice President Kathy Wagner; Trustee Philip Beck; Fiscal Officer John Borchers. Administrator Gerald Beckman, ext. 302; Administrator and Zoning Inspector Gerald Beckman; Fire Chief Otto Huber, 5833001; Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Dan Reid, 683-3445; Parks and Recreation, Luanne Felter; Road Foreman Chip Brinkman.


Loveland City School District

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Elgin Card has returned to Princeton High School as its 12th-grade principal.

New principal with a familiar face By Kelly McBride Reddy

For students entering their senior year at Princeton High, school leadership has come full circle. Their principal during ninth-grade, who also taught many in fifth- and sixth-grades at Lincoln Heights Elementary and then at the middle school, has returned to Princeton as the 12th-grade principal. Elgin Card, who left Princeton in 2007 to take a position as assistant high school principal at Lakota West, is once again a Viking. It was the people who brought him back. “I had built great relationships with students, parents and teachers,” Card said. “I still had that relationship. Lakota West is a great place, but Princeton is a bit different. “I’m drawn to them.” “When you tell the kids they’re getting a new princi-

pal during their senior year, that’s a challenging thing,” high school Principal William Sprankles said. “He is the strongest addition we could ask for in an administrative team. “He has the ability to build relationships with adults and kids, and has high expectations, as well as a great chemistry with our administrative team.” “It’s wonderful that he’s back,” said Dana Zinnecker, adviser to the Key Club, the high school’s community service organization. “He was such a huge part of getting those kids started,” she said, “and now, he’ll watch them finish.” Card said the bar is being set high, but it’s reachable. “The kids that are seniors now, I was their teacher and principal,” Card said. “They get a familiar face and know my expectations. “We can hug it out,” he said, “but you need to do the right thing.”


When couples get into arguments during sessions with relationship counselor Rhonda Audia, they might be asked to hold the “Big Ball of Blame.” Audia, whose practice (115 N. Riverside Ave., Loveland) is known as the Guru for Two Counseling Center, has been working with couples for more than 25 years. She’s found that couples in crisis are in such a high state of This could anxiety that they really be your need somebusiness thing to break To feature your the tension. business, send a story “‘The Big (no more than 300 Ball of Blame’” words) and a photo really is a big (.jpeg format) to red inflatable loveland@community ball,” Audia said. “When Businesses must couples get be locally owned and into the blambased in Loveland, Miami Township or ing mode, it’s Symmes Township. hard to make any progress toward real communication. Holding that big red ball for being stuck in a blaming mode can be a real state changer.” Couples are also intrigued to see a pair of foam rubber swords leaning up against the wall in Audia’s office along the Little Miami River. “When couples come to see me, they often think they’re in a battle with each other. So, I bring out the swords,” Audia said. “The idea is to get them to lighten up enough to see that it’s not always ‘you versus me.’ In fact, a lot of relationships get healed when couple’s start seeing things as

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Butterfly in the sky

Hamilton County Park District is hosting Butterfly Weekend from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at Sharon Centre at Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville. All about butterflies. See butterfly display and make butterfly craft. There is a butterfly hike at 2 p.m. The event is free, but a vehicle permit is required. Call 521-7275 or visit

Movie night

Family Movie Night, 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, Sharonville Community Center, 10990 Thornview Drive. Includes refreshments. Bring seating. All ages. Free. Presented by Sharonville Parks and Recreation Department. 563-2895. Sharonville.

Cornhole event

VFW Post 5354 is hosting Sunday/Funday Cornhole Event at noon Sunday, Aug. 16, at VFW Post 5354, 6653 Epworth Road, Loveland. The event includes amateur cornhole tournament, fishing contest, games, kids cornhole tournament, holiday sale raffles and more. Concessions are available. Benefits sending packages to overseas troops. The cost is $10 tournament registration. Registration is required. Call 3075186.

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Relationship counselor Rhonda Audia holds the “Big Ball of Blame,” which she uses to break the tension in couples who seek her help and advice at her practice Guru for Two Counseling Center. The center is in Loveland. ‘us against the problem.’” Other props in Audia’s office include an electronic magic wand. “To be truthful, I always wanted a magic wand,” Audia said. “In all seriousness, though, magical thinking can be a real problem, but the goal of magical thinking can be real. I use the magic wand to get couples to visualize

what their relationship would be like if they could just wave a magic wand and make it happen. Then we talk about how they can really get there since my magic wand is battery operated!” For more information or to set up an appointment, call 793-0111 or visit


East Side Players are presenting “Bye Bye Birdie” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, at Blue Ash Amphitheatre, 4433 Cooper Road, Blue Ash. The cost is $8, $7 advance. Call 891-8878 or visit

St. James Antiochian Orthodox Church is hosting the Mediterranean Food Festival from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at St. James Antiochian Orthodox Church, 6577 Branch Hill Miamiville Road, Loveland. The event includes authentic Middle Eastern cuisine, desserts, music, games and more. Admission is $2. Call 5839600 or visit


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The Evendale Cultural Arts Center’s third exhibit, which runs from Aug. 14 through Aug. 16, will feature paintings by abstract realist Joyce Phillips Young. Two special events will be hosted during the weekend exhibit. On Friday night, visitors can experience “Dueling Demos,” wherein artists Jim Effler, Bob Hebenstreit, Carin Hebenstreit, Tom Post, Patrick Romelli and Marlene Steel will demonstrate their techniques. Light refreshments will also be provided during the Friday opening. On Sunday, a trio of UC College-Conservatory of Music graduate students – Rebecca Parker-Downs (cello), Sara Rogers (viola) and Tom Sobieski (violin) will perform from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Hours for the exhibit are 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission to the exhibit and events is free. The center is at 10500 Reading Road in Evendale. For more information, leave a message at 513563-1350.

Historic Peterloon tour

Join Cincinnati Preservation Association Sept. 5

from noon to 4 p.m. for the first tour of Peterloon Estate, 8605 Hopewell Road in Indian Hill. The epitome of luxury and refinement, from the Golden Age of Indian Hill estates, Peterloon was the home of John J. and Irene Emery. Reservations are required because space is very limited. Admission is $25 for members, $30 for non-members. Proceeds support CPA. Contact CPA at 513-721-4506 or info@cincinnatipreservation.o rg to reserve. Peterloon was built in 1930 in the Georgian Revival style. The home's deceptive scale ingeniously obscures its huge size: five stories, 36 rooms, 19 fireplaces, 21 baths. Its major reception rooms and bedroom suites are fitted with authentic 18thcentury English carved pine paneling. “Yet there is also a hint of the Netherland’s stylish Art Deco, especially in the bare walls, sweeping curves, and metal arrows – evoking the hunt, the original raison d’etre for Indian Hill – in the elegant main staircase, as well as unexpected touches of humor” (Walter E. Langsam). Peterloon's rooms contain their original collections of furnishings and art, including a drawing of Mr. Emery by the artist John Singer Sargent and portraits by Mrs. Emery's father, Charles Dana Gibson. Tour goers are also invited to tour the beautifully landscaped grounds, with walled gardens, terraces, a pool and

an eight-acre lake. John Josiah Emery Jr. (1898-1976) was a patron of architecture and the arts in Cincinnati as well as one of

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. the region's outstanding civic and industrial leaders. His wife, Irene Emery, was a daughter of the artist and cartoonist Charles Dana Gibson. She was one of the original "Gibson Girls." The mansion was designed by William A. Delano (1874-1960) of the elite New York architectural firm of Delano & Aldrich. Delano also served as a design consultant for the Carew Tower/Netherland Plaza Hotel. In 1979, the Peterloon estate and 72 of its original 1,200 acres of land were placed in a foundation, which opened the home and its grounds for both public and private enjoyment and use. Visit for more information.

Bethesda auxiliary installs new officers

The Auxiliary of Bethesda Hospital installed its new officers at their annual Spring luncheon: Peggy

Eshman, president; Joan Wagner, president-elect and membership co-vice president; Pamela Baird, membership co-vice president; Judy Turner, program vice president; Jerri Spurlock, recording secretary; Mary Grooms, corresponding secretary; Ruth Wood, treasurer, and Mary French Jordan, assistant treasurer. Since 1962, the Auxiliary has contributed more than $7 million to support Bethesda North programs and services. Discover how you can make a difference to the people in our community by calling Jerri Spurlock at 513865-1618.

Grandparents pick bouquet

Granny’s Garden School will celebrate Grandparents Day from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, at Loveland Primary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road, on Grandparents Day Sunday, Sept. 13. Bring your grandparents and celebrate Grandparents Day with a stroll through the gardens at Granny’s Garden School. While you’re there, stop and pick a free bouquet of flowers. A bouquet consists of 10 stems of your choice, except sunflowers. Please email: if you plan to attend. Visit or call 513324-2873.


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Computer and TV Recycling Drop-Off, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 2trg, 11093 Kenwood Road. Accepting monitors, CPUs, hard drives, mice, keyboards, laptops, docking stations, backup batteries, power cords, modems, external hard drives, memory chips, cell phones, printers, scanners and fax machines. $20 TVs over 60 pounds, $10 TVs under 60 pounds, free for other items. 946-7766. Blue Ash.

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


Mediterranean Food Festival, 5 p.m.-11 p.m. St. James Antiochian Orthodox Church, 6577 Branch Hill Miamiville Road. Authentic Middle Eastern cuisine, desserts, music, games and more. $2. 583-9600; Loveland.



German Wheat Beer Tasting, 6 p.m. Including Weihenstephaner: Kristall, Hefeweizen, Vitus Weizenbock, and Aveatinus: Scheider organics GS and Wheat Doppelbock. Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike. Pub. Includes music. $5. 697-9705. Loveland.


Adult CPR/AED Training, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. American Red Cross-Blue Ash Chapter, 10870 Kenwood Road. Course on CPR/AED for breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults. Includes certification. $45. 7924000; Blue Ash.

Friday Night Grillouts, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Music by Ben Alexander Acoustic Trio. Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road. Outdoor covered patio or air-conditioned dining area. Music, fishing demonstrations and naturalist’s wildlife programs. $3.75-$8.85; parking permit required. 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. Wine Tasting, 6 p.m. Think Pink. Roses from light, dry and beautifully bracing to fruity and full. $30. microWINES, 7292 Kenwood Road. Includes light appetizers. Reservations required. 794-9463; Kenwood. Casual Wine Tasting, 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike. Pub. Includes music. $5. 697-9705. Loveland.


Baby Sitter Training Course, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. American Red Cross-Blue Ash Chapter, 10870 Kenwood Road. Ages 11-15. Learn accident prevention, first aid, diapering and feeding. $40. Registration required. Presented by American Red Cross Cincinnati Area Chapter. 792-4000; Blue Ash.


Blue Ash Concert Series, 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Dance/rock music by the Modulators. Blue Ash Towne Square. Cooper and Hunt roads, Bring seating. Free. Presented by City of Blue Ash. 745-6259; Blue Ash.


Tig Notaro, 8 p.m. $12. Ages 18 and up. Go Bananas, Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.


Bye Bye Birdie, 7:30 p.m. Blue Ash Amphitheatre, $8, $7 advance. 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. S A T U R D A Y, A U G . 1 5


Sport Injury Prevention and First Aid, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. American Red Cross-Blue Ash Chapter, 10870 Kenwood Road. Learn to provide safe environment for athletes and respond to emergencies by minimizing consequences of injury or sudden illness. $55. Registration required. Presented by American Red Cross Cincinnati Area Chapter. 7924000; Blue Ash.


Kings Island will host seventh-generation member of the Wallenda family of daredevils, Nik Wallenda, pictured, for a high-wire walk at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15. The cable is the diameter of a nickel, suspended 262 feet in the air and runs from the park’s entrance to the Eiffel Tower or 800 feet . Wallenda will walk the high wire without a net or harness. The event is free with park admission. Visit See video of his record-breaking walk at

Mediterranean Food Festival, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. St. James Antiochian Orthodox Church, $2. 583-9600; Loveland.

For more about Greater Cincinnati’s dining, music, events, movies and more, go to 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.


Tig Notaro, 8 p.m. $12. Ages 21 and up. Go Bananas, Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.


Bye Bye Birdie, 7:30 p.m. Blue Ash Amphitheatre, $8, $7 advance. 891-8878; Blue Ash.


All-Night Fishing, 8 p.m. Lake Isabella, $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. 791-1663; Symmes Township. Photo Contest Reception and Exhibition, noon-2 p.m. Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 11000 Montgomery Road. Cash prizes awarded. Free. 489-0300; 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. Presented by Sports Progression. 335-5283; Montgomery.


Ice Cream Social, BBQ & Classic Car Show, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Brecon United Methodist Church, 7388 E. Kemper Road. Continental breakfast 10 a.m. Lunch and dinner available. Games 5-6 p.m. for all ages. Benefits Nast Trinity Church. Free, donations accepted. 489-7021. Sycamore Township. S U N D A Y, A U G . 1 6


Wine Bar Tasting, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. The Wine Store, 50 cents per taste. 984-9463; Montgomery.




VFW Post 5354 is hosting a Sunday/Funday Cornhole Event at noon Sunday, Aug. 16, at VFW Post 5354, 6653 Epworth Road, Loveland. The event includes an amateur cornhole tournament, fishing contest, games, kids cornhole tournament, holiday sale raffles and more. Concessions are available. Benefits sending packages to overseas troops. The cost is $10 tournament registration. Registration is required. Call 307-5186. VFW Ladies Auxiliary president’s daughter, Marci Hartman (right), and her friend Ashley Schmittauer (left) practice for cornhole tournament. E-mail for more details.

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Computer and TV Recycling Drop-Off, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 2trg, $20 TVs over 60 pounds, $10 TVs under 60 pounds, free for other items. 946-7766. Blue Ash.

Mediterranean Food Festival, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. St. James Antiochian Orthodox Church, $2. 583-9600; Loveland.




Happy Hour, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Through The Garden Restaurant, 791-2199. Blue Ash.


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

Why Belief is Necessary, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Beacon of Life, 5701 Murray Ave. Free. 218-2128; Fairfax.


Summer Carillon Concerts, 7 p.m. Richard D. Gegner, carillonneur. Richard Watson, carillonneur. Mary M. Emery Carillon, Pleasant Street, Listen in park as the carillonneur performs on a keyboard connected to 49 bells inside the tower. Tours of keyboard room and bells may be arranged through the carillonneurs. Free. Presented by Village of Mariemont. 271-8519. Mariemont.


Tig Notaro, 8 p.m. $8, $4 bar and restaurant employees. Ages 18 and up. Go Bananas, Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.



Ballet Jazz Hip-Hop Musical Theater Voice Lyrical Yoga Dance Company

Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, $3. 6835692; Loveland.


Happiest Baby on the Block, 6:45 p.m. Bethesda North Hospital, 10500 Montgomery Road. How to turn on your newborn’s calming reflex, the “off-switch” for crying. Includes a Parent Kit containing Happiest Baby on the Block DVD. $50. Registration required. Presented by Signing Safari, LLC. 475-4500. Montgomery.


Lake Isabella Fishing Boathouse, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Lake Isabella, $9.50 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Symmes Township.


Beginning Knit B, 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Fiberge, 9901 Montgomery Road. Learn to read patterns, increase, decrease, fix mistakes, determine gauge, select yarn. Beginner knit skills required. $25, plus supplies. Registration required. 831-9276; Montgomery.


Computer and TV Recycling Drop-Off, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 2trg, $20 TVs over 60 pounds, $10 TVs under 60 pounds, free for other items. 946-7766. Blue Ash.


Tasty Tomatoes and Summer Squash, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Cooks’ Wares - Symmes Township, 11344 Montgomery Road. Celebrate the season’s peak garden favorites. With Dan Berger owner/chef of Maple Grove Farm Catering, Lebanon and grower of organic produce, beef, maple syrup and fish. $40. Registration required. 489-6400; Symmes Township.


Adult, Infant and Child CPR/AED, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. American Red Cross-Blue Ash Chapter, 10870 Kenwood Road. Cincinnati Red Cross course on CPR/AED for breathing and cardiac emergencies. $65. Registration required. Presented by American Red Cross Cincinnati Area Chapter. 7924000; Blue Ash.


Blue Ash Concert Series, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Music by Ricky Nye Inc. Blue Ash Towne Square. Free. 745-6259; Blue Ash. W E D N E S D A Y, A U G . 1 9


Open House Saturday, August 15th 1-3pm Performance at 1:30pm

Computer and TV Recycling Drop-Off, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 2trg, $20 TVs over 60 pounds, $10 TVs under 60 pounds, free for other items. 946-7766. Blue Ash.


Tastes of the French Market, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Cooks’ Wares - Symmes Township, 11344 Montgomery Road. $60. Registration required. 489-6400; Symmes Township.

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Introduction to Project Management, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through Aug. 21. ISSSC, 9902 Carver Road. Suite 203, Workshop introduces standards, tools, and techniques of successful project management. $2,199. Online registration required. 834-8332; Blue Ash. PROVIDED


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Venus Williams is just one tennis champion scheduled to compete at Western and Southern Group Masters and Women’s Open, held through Aug. 23, at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio. Women compete through Aug. 16 and men from Aug. 17-23. For tickets, visit or call 800-745-3000.


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


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The emerging spirituality of imperfection

Some people think Trying to be perfect in being spiritual means anything is a huge mistake. becoming perfect. Not That’s because we’re at all. Throughout the human. centuries there has It’s doubly so when it gradually emerged a comes to the spiritual part of spirituality of imperfecbeing human. It’s said the tion. A spirituality of first prayer of a human is a imperfection says that cry for help. “O God, come Father Lou the first step involves to my assistance, O Lord Guntzelman facing oneself squarely make haste to help me,” (Psalm 70) begins a monasPerspectives and seeing ourselves as we are: mixed-up, tic’s prayer. Bill Wilson, founder of Alco- incomplete, and imperfect. To be human is to be errorholics Anonymous, never did “get religion,” but he did become a prone. We are more than the spiritual man. Through the pain of beasts, less than God, yet somehis life experience he came to real- how we are both. Authors Ernest Kurtz and ize that unless he made connection with a power greater than Katherine Ketcham write, “Spirituhimself, he was lost. He was con- ality helps us first to see, and then vinced that “We must find some to understand, and eventually to spiritual basis for living, else we accept the imperfection that lies at die.” the very core of our human be-

ing.” Spirituality is not a formula to follow; it is a relationship with God. Spirituality is not about competency; it is about intimacy. Spirituality is not about perfection and doing everything right; it’s about connection. In “Messy Spirituality” Michael Yaconelli states, “The way of the spiritual life begins where we are now in the mess of our lives. Accepting the reality of our broken, flawed lives is the beginning of spirituality, not because the spiritual life will remove our flaws but because we let go of seeking perfection and, instead, seek God, the one who is present in the tangledness of our lives.” A more terse description of our flawed nature is contained in O’Neill’s play “The Great God Brown,” “Man is born broken. He

lives by mending. The grace of God is the glue.” Hopefully along the way we become more humble, loving and compassionate. The steps along the way are not ascending some recognizable glorious staircase called ego, but learning to live the ordinariness of our everyday lives. “Don’t fuss too much about yourself, or fight the truth, just accept yourself and grow,” said an old spiritual director. As Henri Nouwen wrote in his “Genesee Diary,” “He who thinks that he is finished is finished. Those who think they have arrived, have lost their way. Those who think they have reached their goal, have missed it. Those who think they are saints, are demons.” The secular world does not encourage people to acknowledge

the spiritual aspect of our nature. Rather it rages against religious systems which they believe deprive us of our desires and physical vitality. David Tacey says of the secularist, “When religion is rejected, it does not mean that the spirit and soul go away or disappear. They are simply repressed into the unconscious where they become factors of disturbance and causes of psychic suffering.” Imperfection is the crack in our armor, the wound that lets God in. 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.

Local lenders best when mortgage issues arise Despite federal efforts to get mortgage lenders to do more to help homeowners remain in the homes, the number of foreclosures continues to increase. More than 200,000 trial loan modifications are now underway, but the government wants double that amount by November. Robin Peach of Burlington is one of those homeowners who have had trouble with her mortgage for the past two years. “I’ve had problems with them in the past, and I started paying them with Quick Collect from Western Union. But, back in March the bank sent two of my payments

back to m e , ” P e a c h says. A letter from the bank said Peach had defaulted Howard Ain on her Hey Howard! mortgage because she owes about $570. But, she says, she has regularly sent in her payment via Western Union. Unfortunately, when she does that all she has is a record of sending the money and no receipt showing the bank actually received it.

As a result of the uncertainly, Peach started making her payments by Certified Check but says that hasn’t helped either. “Right now I stand in active foreclosure. They sent another two payments back to me on Saturday. They’re not accepting my money. I’ve got about four grand, almost five grand floating around,” Peach says. A January letter from her bank says she’s behind in her payments by $2,800, plus $100 in late fees. Peach says she doesn’t understand how the bank came up with those figures but hasn’t been able to get

any answers. She hired an attorney in December but says that hasn’t helped. I had Peach call her bank directly and I got on the line to try to figure out what’s going on. Peach says, “I’m very frustrated. It’s just that I’m very busy at work and I don’t have time to deal with this. But, I have to have a place to live.” Unfortunately, Peach is dealing with an out-of-state lender so she can’t just go over and talk with a manager. Bank officials I talked with on the phone tell me they don’t want her house and would rather she be out of foreclosure. They told me the bank

did receive her payments for November and December but just hadn’t applied them to her account. Yet, they applied the January payment before putting her into active foreclosure. I explained how she now has thousands of dollars in payments she can send and bank officials said they will have someone from their repayment team contact her. Officials say that team should finally be able to get all this confusion resolved – and expressed confidence she could get out foreclosure. Once she gets out of foreclosure Peach says she plans to contact a local sav-

ings and loan to see if she can refinance. I’ve found it’s always best to have your loan serviced by a local bank or savings and loan because, if there’s ever any problem, you have someone you can talk with face-to-face rather than trying to deal with many different people over the phone. Troubleshooter Howard Ain answers consumer complaints and questions weekdays at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts on WKRC-TV Local 12. You can write to him at Hey Howard, 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.


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SĂĄnchez a new face for Mexican fare

Even though I’m a country girl, I’m city-slicker big when it comes to working with celebrity chefs like Tyler Florence, Tom Douglas, Andrea Robinson, Emeril Lagasse, Martha Stewart’s food editors, Todd English, etc. They’ve all been fun to work with. Add to the list AarĂłn SĂĄnchez, TV personality, award-winning chef, restaurateur and author. AarĂłn and I did a video together at Fox 19 promoting his new Azteca Meal Essential line. AarĂłn’s mom is the famed Zarela Martinez, icon of Mexican cuisine. He began his career as co-host of “Melting Potâ€? and now has multiple shows. One of those is “Chefs vs. City,â€? and he said he might come to Cincinnati and do the show here with me (I’m holding him to that!) I predict AarĂłn will be at the top of the Food Network star chart in record time. He chatted with everybody, from the anchors to the







technicians. T h e food he prepared w i t h Azteca products was really Rita yummy. Heikenfeld T h e nice thing Rita’s kitchen about the food is that it’s ready to go, but not fast food junk. Aarón made Beef Barbacoa Smothered Burritos. I’ve made enough Mexican food to know authentic when I taste it, and can tell you under his guidance, these folks have come out with some delicious food Look for the new Azteca products at Kroger, WalMart and Meier. Check out my blog at for the video.

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3 pounds skinned chicken breast 491â „2 oz can chicken broth 1 cup finely chopped celery 1 â „2 cup water chestnuts, rinsed and drained 1 â „2 cup each: finely chopped red and yellow pepper and red onion 3 cups real mayonnaise 1 â „2 to 1 teaspoon ground red cayenne pepper 1 â „2 teaspoon each: salt and white pepper Put chicken in pan and add broth. Cover and boil. Simmer 30 minutes until done. Cool 15 minutes.






Rita Heikenfeld and AarĂłn SĂĄnchez of the Food Network. Shred and combine with celery and water chestnuts. Add peppers and onion. Stir in mayo. Add seasonings. Cover and chill at least 4 hours.

Citrus ginger syrup for fruit

I’ve had a couple requests for this. Nice and light. If you don’t have Cointreau or another orange liqueur, augment with a couple of tablespoons of thawed undiluted frozen orange juice. 1 cup orange juice (if it’s fresh, use zest, too, and set

that aside as a garnish) 1 cup sugar About 1 tablespoon minced ginger root 2 tablespoons orange liqueur Chopped mint Bring juice, sugar, ginger to a boil. Let simmer until sugar dissolves and syrup is thickened, about 15 minutes. Stir in liqueur. Chill until cold. To use, drizzle over fresh fruit and garnish with chopped mint and zest.

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The Farm’s meat loaf. “Denseâ€? textured, even slicing, meat loaf like the Farm in Delhi for Kathy Payne. Dunderfunk pie. “Great little restaurant downtown called CafĂŠ Dunderfunk; out of business – a great pie. For Gail Finke. Salmon puffs from the ’50s. For reader Ruby Hurst. “Probably from the Post newspaper. So good. Cornmeal was an ingredient.â€? Coming soon: Blueberry pomegranate vinaigrette like Uno’s.

Rooting out recipes

Precinct’s Mac and Cheese. I don’t think they can share the recipe, but here’s some of the ingredients: Imported cheeses, $14 and up per pound, like Parmesan Asiago, Gruyere, Provolone, Danish fontina, etc. They make their own bÊchamel, and ladle out the mac and cheese in bowls to order with their special cheese crumb topping. I’m drooling already‌

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Check out my blog for photos. Pie of the year was cherry and cake of the year was angel food. 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

Metro’s fall service changes Aug. 16 Metro’s regular fall service change will go into effect Sunday, Aug. 16. There are no major service reductions as part of the fall change. The following routes have schedule changes: • Rt. 10 – Western Hills-Price Hill • Rt. 32 – Delhi-Price Hill • Rt. 72 – Kings Island Direct/Kings Island Job Connection • Rt. 75X – Anderson

Amenities & Services • Chef prepared meals Continental breakfast, lunch and dinner

Express Most changes are routine end-of-summer adjustments: • Rt. 10 and Rt. 32 will have minor one- or twominute adjustments to routes. • Rt. 72 Kings Island will return to its normal schedule with the elimination of additional summeremployment-related trips during the weekdays. These trips were funded by a fed-

eral Job Access-Reverse Commute grant. Additional service will continue on Saturdays and Sundays until Kings Island closes Sunday, Nov. 1. • Rt. 75x will remove an afternoon trip and replace it with an evening trip to Anderson Township that leaves Government Square at 6:05 p.m. Visit or call Metro at 621-4455.

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The Northeast Referral Partners Chapter of Professional Referral Exchange is celebrating its one-year anniversary this month by sponsoring a “Business After Hours� PRE Networking event 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at Huntington National Bank, 780 Loveland-Miamiville Road, Miami Township. The event will feature drinks, food and door prizes. Some categories the chapter is interested in filling are: florist, photographer, graphic designer, caterer, image consultant, creative memories and auto mechanic. The NERP Chapter meets at 8 a.m. every Wednesday at the Frisch’s at I-275 and Wards Corner Road in Loveland. Prospective members are invited to attend a meeting before joining. For more information, call Jonathan Pierson at 247-1552 or visit

Kings Island hiring for Halloween Haunt

Kings Island will hold interviews for its 2009 Halloween Haunt noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Sept. 6. Applicants must be at least 16 years old. According to the amusement park, King’s Island Halloween Haunt is one of the most intense horror experience in the Midwest, featuring more than 500 “ghastly creatures,� 13 attractions, two lives shows and rides. Halloween Haunt is open 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 25-Oct. 31. Interviews must be done in person at the park and are held without appointment.

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Pursley hired

Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Center in Loveland, MilfordGoshen and Blanchester has hired Dan Pursley as a senior preneed/aftercare advisor. Pursley started his career in the cemetery and funeral business in Milford at Graceland Memorial Gardens in 1977. He then he joined Rest Haven Memorial Park (Evendale) in 1981, serving as sales director for 28 years. Pursley is available to assist families in all of their funeral needs at all three locations. For a complimentary consultation or for more information, call Pursley at 683-2430.

Leadership Cincinnati

Kristen Wevers of Messer Construction Co. has been selected for participation in Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s Class XXXIII of Leadership Cincinnati. Leadership Cincinnati, the preeminent leadership program in Cincinnati, is a competitive program that provides participants a broad view of civic leadership through direct contact with a wide variety of institutions and people. Class members are chosen from a cross section of the community and represent the region’s top levels of leadership. The 10-month program, which starts in September, focuses on leadership, education, economic development, inclusion, justice, the arts and culture, government, health, human services and housing. Wevers lives in Loveland.

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‘Godspell Jr.’ goes to dinner By Chuck Gibson

The July performance of “Godspell Jr.� in Loveland has resulted in a unique opportunity for 11 members of the original cast. After finishing the summer theater run of “Godspell Jr.� on the high school stage, director Mark Woods was presented with an opportunity to take the show to Clermont Inn dinner theater in Batavia. Along with choreographer Marjory Clegg, they accepted the challenge. They’ll perform four shows on two weekends Aug. 14-15 and Aug. 21-22 at 7:30 p.m. each Friday and Saturday evening. “It’s a challenge going from the big high school

stage to a much smaller dinner theater stage,â€? Clegg said. “They are really in your face. They can reach out and touch you.â€? Clegg said the production will be the same with the same music and same dance numbers. The cast will be smaller and the staging area will be smaller. The show will also be broken into three parts to fit between appetizers, main entrĂŠe and desert. The challenge will be keeping the youth performers focused during the long dinner break. “They’ll rise to the occasion,â€? Clegg said. “They’re good.â€? They had to be good with only nine rehearsals to get ready for the dinner theater production. Some of the down-sized cast is playing

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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; www.ascensionlutheranchurch. com.

Brecon United Methodist Church

The church is hosting Fund Day at Brecon Saturday, Aug. 15. The Classic Car Show is at 10 a.m. From noon to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. it is the Ice Cream Social and Bar-B-Q, featuring homemade pies. Games for all ages are open from 6 to 7 p.m. The event is open to the public and donations are accepted. The church is at 7388 East Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 4897021.

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

Kids Corn Hole Tournament and Cook-Out is from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29. The event includes fun, food, and games for everyone. It is open to all. Call the church for details. Senior Men meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the church. Bring your

lunch and enjoy the fellowship. Vendors are needed for the Fall Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. Crafters and vendors are invited to call the church for details. Monday Morning Reading Group will discuss “Rebecca” by Daphne DuMaurier from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 31. Call the church for details. COS Readers will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at the Harper’s Point Panera to discuss this year’s classic, “The Great Gatsby,” by F.Scott Fitzgerald. Contact the church for details. Looking ahead, September’s book will be “The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief,” by Francis S. Collins. Disciple Bible Study is open for registration for fall classes. Give Moms a Break is from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. It is open to children 6 months-kindergarten. The cost is $10 for one child and $15 for families of two or more. Reservations can be made by calling the church office. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 791-3142;

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. This fall, Epiphany will be offering all of the Disciple series: “Disciple 1, Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study;” “Disciple 2, Into the Word into the World;” “Disciple 3, Remember Who You Are;” “Disciple 4, Under the Tree of Life; Christian Believer; Jesus in the Gospels.” For more information and to register for any of these classes, call the church office. The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 6779866.

Loveland Presbyterian Church

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

Loveland United Methodist

The new service times are 8:30 to 9:20 a.m. for the Traditional Service, 9:40 to 10:40 a.m. for the Contemporary Service and Sun-

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

Northern Hills Synagogue

Northern Hills Synagogue - Congregation B’nai Avraham is hosting the end-of-summer picnic from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, at Weller Park, 10021 Weller Road, in Montgomery (next to Good Shepherd Church). The event includes hot dogs, veggie

burgers, salads and potato chips and more. There will also be cornhole, volleyball and horseshoes. Reservations by Aug. 24 are requested. The synagogue is at 5714 Fields Ertel Road, Deerfield Township; 9316038;

Prince of Peace Lutheran 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. The church will host Lifeshapes, which are discipleship classes, at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Lifeshapes are a series of eight lessons that teach tools to grow discipleship. 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

About religion items

The Community Press welcomes news about a special service, rummage sale, dinner, bazaar, festival, revival, musical presentation or any special activity that is open to the public. Deadline: Two weeks before publication date. E-mail: loveland@communitypress. com with “religion” in subject line. Fax: 248-1938. the church. The church is at 101 South Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-4244.

River Hills Christian Church

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

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RECORD About police reports


William H. Wasson, 51, at large, arrest-outside agency warrant, July 28. Christopher M. Wires, 34, 2639 Kimberly Dr., re-cite other department, license plates-display of, July 30. Daniel H. Kincart, 21, 1313 Skyview Ci., re-cite other department, July 30. Nicholas A. Burdette, 25, 3854 Fox Trail Dr. 6, drug paraphernaliause/possess, Aug. 1. Michael Wayne Harris, 19, at large, burglary, possessiing drug abuse instruments, carrying concealed weapons, Aug. 1. Rhonda J. Harris Jennings, 44, 387 Broadway St. 5, re-cite other department, Aug. 2. Amanda Marlow, 25, 810 Clough Pi. 8, failure to control, re-cite other department, driving under suspension or violating restriction, fictious registration, failure to reinstate license, Aug. 2. Brian K. Belcher, 37, 6993 Union Cemetery Rd., assault-knowingly harm victim, disorderly conductintoxicated annoy or alarm, Aug. 3.

Incidents/investigations Arrest-outside agency warrant At 10 Miamiview Dr., July 28.

Assault-knowingly harm victim, disorerly conduct-intoxicated annoy or alarm At 662 Park Ave., Aug. 2.

Criminal damaging/endangering At 739 W. Main St., Aug. 1. At 812 Marbea Dr., Aug. 1.

Re-cite other department

At 126 Lebanon Rd., July 30. At 400 W. Loveland Ave., July 30. At Loveland-Madeira Rd., Aug. 2.

Re-cite other department, burglary, carrying concealed weapons, possessing drug abuse insruments, drug paraphernalia-use/possess At 387 Broadway St., Aug. 1.


At 10565 Loveland-Madeira Rd., July 31.

MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

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Lynsey M. Little, 24, 2654 Ohio 131, falsification, July 21. Two juveniles, 14, theft, July 20. Juvenile, 14, receiving stolen property, July 16. Ian P. Sheehy, 18, 5861 Brushwood Ct., disorderly conduct, July 21. Richard H. Glinka, 28, 1466 Ohio 50, theft, July 21. Fredrick W. Mcgrew III, 44, 4017 Diehl Rd., disorderly conduct, July 21. Miranda K. Washburn, no age given, 4 Pineview, underage consumption, July 23. John R. Dimitroff, 50, 697 Signal Hill, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, falsification, July 23. Brandon L. Harris, 19, 1642 Ohio 133, trafficking in drugs, paraphernalia, drug abuse, July 24. John A. Smith, 19, 1567 Fay Rd., assault, July 24. Matthew Rains, 21, 1888 Parker Rd., assault, July 24. Bradley Haglage, 20, 5944 Creekview, domestic violence, July 25. Shelley A. Hrycyk, 24, 1898 Sunnyside, operating vehicle under influence, drug possession, July 24. Jeffrey M. Jones, 27, 351 Doublegate Drive No. B, carrying concealed weapon, July 25.

The Community Press the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: Loveland, Chief Tim Sabransky, 583-3000. Miami Township, Chief Stephen Bailey, 248-3721. Symmes Township, Lt. Dan Reid, 683-3444. Jeffrey N. Fox, 19, 2215 Wheeler, drug paraphernalia, July 25. Robert W. Robinson, 35, 6045 Marsh Ci., disorderly conduct, July 26. Terrence E. Patton, 49, 9814 Wayne, theft, driving under suspension, operating vehicle under influence, child endangerment, July 26. Patricia J. Nicodemus, 46, 1374 Emerson, open container, July 25. Juvenile, 15, obstructing official business, July 25. Bradley Haglage, 20, 5944 Creekview, child endangerment, drug paraphernalia, drug possession, operating vehicle under influence, July 25.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing

Male was threatened at 1508 Commons Dr., July 22.


Male was assaulted at 1546 Ohio 131, July 24.

Attempted breaking and entering

Attempt made to enter Rent-2-Own at Ohio 28, July 25.

Criminal damage

Football thrown from overpass broke windshield of vehicle at Ohio 28 at Orchard Lake, July 21. Vehicle scratched at 5986 Woodridge, July 21. Garden statues broken at 872 Carpenter, July 26.

Criminal trespass

Trespassing on property at 6657 Doll Ln., July 26.

Domestic violence

At Creekview, July 25.


Female was threatened at 1285 Pebble Brooke No. 5, July 20.

Misuse of credit card

Female stated credit card used with no authorization; $1,100 at 1653 Fairway Crest, July 22.


Male reported this offense at 5656 Miss Royal Pass Dr., July 21. Female stated credit card used with no authorization; $337.14 at 322 Sugarcamp, July 20. Amplifier, etc. taken from vehicle; $705 at 5647 Betty Ln., July 20. Gasoline not paid for at Circle K; $19.77 at Ohio 28, July 21. Baseballs taken from vehicle; $15 at 6720 Miamiwoods, July 15. Remote and keys taken from vehicle at area of Arnold Palmer and Wards Corner, July 16. Two bikes taken; $400 at 1163 Eunita Dr., July 21. Cough medicine taken from United Dairy Farmers at Ohio 50, July 21. Three chainsaws taken from truck; $2,700 at 5697 Romar, July 22. Medication taken at 5811 Deerfield Rd., July 22.



Tombstone found in backpack at 1000 block of Cooks Crossing, July 24.

977 Caribou Run Ln., Dennis & Sandra Sylvester to Michelle Reid, 0.293 acre, $225,000. 5676 Colonial, Marlene Bryant to Timothy & Catrina Sheehy, $52,754.09. 5078 Cross Creek Ln., James & Sherry Reynolds to Randy Reupert, 0.357 acre, $188,000. 5563 Falling Wood Ct. Lot 38, Grey Cliffs LLC. to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC., 0.299 acre, $48,000. 1131 & 1148 Haycircle, White Farm Dev. LLC. to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC., 0.594 acre, $68,000. 1118, 1114 & 1084 Hayward Ci., White Farm Dev. LLC. to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC., 0.935 acre, $85,500.


SYMMES TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Savithri D Chinta, 48, 11300 Montgomery, theft at 11300 Montgomery Rd., July 9. James Mccord, 32, 7036 Waterview Way, resisting arrest, falsification at 12131 Sycamore Terr., July 14.

Incidents/investigations Disorderly conduct

Reported at 5625 View Pointe Dr., June 4.

Menacing by stalking

Reported at 9988 Lincoln Rd., May 26. Satellite receiver, knife of unknown value removed at 10076 Bent Creek Dr., July 11. $10 taken from vehicle at 8876 Indian Bluff, July 9. Currency removed at 11924 Lebanon Rd., July 6. Jewelry valued at $20,000 removed at 9491 Hopewell Rd., July 9. Camera valued at $350 removed at 8109 State Route 126, July 3. License plate of unknown value removed at U.S. 22 and Calumet, July 10.

Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate.


210 Carrington Pl.: Cushman Brandon E. to Crook Charlotte D.; $88,500. 310 Carrington Pl.: Silverman Esther B. to Kiley Brandon J.; $78,000.


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619 Ibold Rd., Robert & Jean Wendt to David McCullough, 1.233 acre, $139,900. 5524 Mallard Pointe Ct., Lot 239, The White Farm Dev. LLC. to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC., 0.293 acre, $28,500. 1366 Mills of Miami Blvd., Potterhill Homes LLC. to Shawn & Alicia Sell, 0.149 acre, $200,000. 5789 Observation Ct., Michael & Darlene Smith to Paul Gurganus, 0.86 acre, $212,500. 1252 Ohio 131, James Battig, Executor to Derrell & Linda Dick, 0.592 acre, $75,000. 6016 Ring Ln., Mary Brown, et al. to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., as trustee, $46,666.67.

438 Tarkington Ln., Sheri Hood Properties LLC. to Ginger G. Sullivan, $117,400. 6587 Trailwoods Drive, Robert & Tamara Greek to Verghese Thomas, 0.7533 acre, $642,500. 1074 Weber Rd., Thomas A. McAllister to William & Tanya Scholl, 0.46 acre, $191,500. 5813 Whitecat Ct., Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Crystal A. Wells, 0.365 acre, $157,000.


9111 Pinewood Dr.: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr to Wolf David R; $175,000. 9117 Pinewood Dr.: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr to Wolf David R; $175,000. 9341 Kemper Rd.: Herrington Douglas C. & Stephanie to Prudential Relocation Inc.; $670,000. 9491 Hopewell Rd.: Johnson William F. to Jewell Victor H.; $245,000. 9996 Carrousel Ct.: Sattler Thomas E. Sr. & Stelene E. to Borger John; $307,700.


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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. T he 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

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Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $28.52 at Wards Corner, July 23. Cartons of cigarettes taken from Marty’s Corner Store; $153 at Branch Hill Guinea Pi., July 23. GPS unit and camera taken from vehicle; $530 at 1279 Betty Ln., July 24. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $162 at Ohio 28, July 24. GPS unit taken from vehicle at 5492 Country Ln., July 23. Currency, etc. taken from vehicle; $252 at 1160 S. Timbercreek, July 26. Laptop computer taken; $400 at 1187 Brightwater Ci.; No. 10, July 25.



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August 12, 2009

DEATHS Barbara May Acheson

Barbara May Acheson, 77, of Loveland died Aug. 2. Survived by husband, Edward G. Acheson; sons, Allan (Patti) Acheson, Michael (Ann) Acheson and Kevin (Mary Kay) Acheson; daughters, Cindy (Dana) Acheson, Linda Acheson Acheson, Marsha (Ruth) Acheson, Christine Flick and Joanne (Bryan) Lindwall; sister, Norma Creighton; grandchildren, Anthony Elefante, Amy Elefante, Tammy Rowan, Randy (Stephanie) Flick, Craig Flick, Joshua Gross, Jacob (Mary) Gross, Jacqueline Gross, Eddie Acheson, Alex Acheson, Eric Acheson, Kyle Acheson, Olivia Acheson and Eva Acheson; and three great-grandchildren. Pre-

Northern Hills Synagogue installs officers

ceded in death by parents, Frank and Ethel (nee Arthur) King. Services were Aug. 7 at St. Columban Catholic Church, Loveland. Memorials to: Santa Maria Community Center, 2918 Price Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio, 45204, or American Diabetes Association, 8899 Brookside Ave., Suite No. 2, West Chester, Ohio, 45069.

Northern Hills Synagogue – Congregation B’nai Avraham held a double celebration during Friday Night Services. The congregation honored Bernice Uttrich for her 30 year of service as Administrator of the Congregation and installed the Synagogue, Sisterhood and Men’s Club Officers and Boards of Trustees for 2009-2010. Uttrich began working at Northern Hills Synagogue in November 1978, when the synagogue was at 715 Fleming Road in Springfield Township. Since then the congregation has grown, and its operations have become considerably more complex. When asked about her most memorable moment at NHS, Uttrich said, “My most memorable moment cannot be singular; rather, it must be all the years that I have been made to feel a part of the Northern Hills family and how the congregation has become a part of my family.” Surprising many of those present, congregational president David Zucker announced that Uttrich had decided to retire from her position June 30. Rabbi Barnard installed the new board. David Zucker was installed for a second

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Reed Howard

Mary (nee Pittman) Howard; daughter, Ivena Howard; sisters, Minerva Stanford and Bessie Wilson; and brothers, Carter Howard and Clayton Howard. Services were Aug. 3 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Loveland.

Reed Howard, 80, formerly of Loveland died July 29. Survived by wife, Dorothy (nee Curtis) Howard; sons, Michael Howard, Mitchell (Milly) Howard, David (Vicki) Howard, Paul Sams and Ike Sams; daughters, Phyllis (Barry) Kauffman, Theresa Howard, Delinia Sams and Elizabeth Means; sisters, Hazel Howard and Linda Baker; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, Millard and

Synagogue to host picnic Grilled hot dogs and cornhole will be featured when Northern Hills Synagogue - Congregation B’nai Avraham holds its end-ofsummer picnic Sunday, Aug. 30. Sponsored by the congregation’s Men’s Club, the picnic will take place from noon to 4 p.m. at Weller Park, 10021 Weller Road in Montgomery (next to Good Shepherd Church). Veggie burgers, salads

laughing and shmoozing and running around. Everyone has a good time.” The entire community is invited to participate. There is no charge, but reservations by Aug. 24 are requested. Northern Hills Synagogue is at 5714 Fields Ertel Road in Deerfield Township. For more information or make reservations, call the synagogue office at 9316038.

and potato chips will be among the food items served. In addition to cornhole, spirited games of volleyball and horseshoes will be played. “The picnic is a great way to end the summer. It’s always a lot of fun,” said Brett Handmaker, the event’s chair. “It’s great to see everyone back from their summer activities, with stories to share of their summer adventures. There’s


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term as president of the synagogue. Vice presidents are Dr. David Goldstein, Elaine Hordes, Joseph Lazear and Barry Wolfson. The treasurer is Matthew Lee and the financial secretary is Phyliss Shubs. Maria Mason is recording secretary, Judy Knapp corresponding secretary, and Matt Yosafat cemetery warden. Sisterhood co-presidents are Roberta Handwerger and Sandra Spitz. Rosalyn Shapiro is vice president and programming officer, Diana Fenichel is treasurer, Michelle Shapiro financial secretary, Ellen Warm corresponding secretary, and Eileen Metz recording secretary. Men’s Club co-presidents are Jeff Gushin and Dr. Warren Shapiro, vice president is Brett Handmaker, secretary Leo Gardner

and treasurer Dr. Gerald Shubs. In his speech, Zucker described Northern Hills as a congregation that is warm and welcoming, where participation is encouraged and each member counts. He recapped some of the biggest accomplishments the congregation made over the past year and reminded the congregation that, in 2010, the congregation will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2010. The anniversary will be a central theme of the synagogue’s programming for the coming year. The congregation also celebrated with those couples whose wedding anniversaries are in the new month. Call the synagogue at 931-6038.

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The new Northern Hills Synagogue officers for 2009 are, from left: front row, Rosalyn Shapiro, Elaine Hordes, Judy Knapp, Joseph Lazear, David Goldstein and President David Zucker; back row, Sandra Spitz (left), Rabbi George Barnard, Bobbi Handwerger, Matthew Lee, Barry Wolfson, Jeff Gushin, Maria Mason and Warren Shapiro. Not pictured, Karroll Miller, Phyllis Shubs, Matt Yosafat, Diana Fenichel, Michelle Shapiro, Ellen Warm, Eileen Metz, Brett Handmaker, Leo Gardner and Gerald Shubs.





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There is a joke among friends here, “It’s a Phoenix that has risen from the ashes. ”When Charles and Allison Hahn Sobieck purchased the property at 502 North Main Street (in Somerset, Kentucky), there was a lot of work to be done, to say the least. With the vision of a B & B and a home in ruins, there were little choices. The dilapidated structure was removed, then reconstructed as it had been in the 1850’s. It’s a brand new home. A bit of an unusual concept for a bed and breakfast. “We reconstructed the home from scratch. This gave us the benefit of designing every amenity possible along the way, ”said Allison Sobieck, owner. Every room is equipped with many amenities you don’t often find in a traditional bed and breakfast, but rather a fine hotel. Every room has a full sized closet with a pair of micro-fiber robes hanging in them, 400- count Egyptian cotton sheets, cable TV with DVD players, queen sized beds, and a host of other things. For instance, 2 rooms have gas fireplaces and 3 rooms have whirlpool tubs. We even offer many add on amenities such as massage, dinner, flowers, etc…

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

For more information, Visit the website at: or call 606-678-9494




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