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Day in the spotlight

Several Loveland students were among those honored by Cincinnati Country Day School at awards ceremonies. SEE SCHOOLS, A6

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You can find these stories on our Web site this week: • Orange cones, squealing tires, and sunlight glistening off shiny new cars in the parking lot at the Oasis Golf and Conference Center? If you saw it, you probably wondered what it was. It was “full launch” training for the Chevy Volt electric automobile, according to Corey Johnson, product trainer and spokesperson for Chevrolet. They set up five different ballrooms inside the conference center and the “ride and drive” event outside. CINCINNATI.COM/LOVELAND • Members of the Loveland Presbyterian Church recently returned from a mission trip to Pikeville, Ky., where they fixed a trailer for a woman whom they say more than repaid them with spiritual lessons. CINCINNATI.COM/LOVELAND

Tenth anniversary of Sept. 11

Sept. 11, 2011, is the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and United Airlines Flight 93 which crashed near Shanksville, Pa. • If your church, civic club or school is observing this tragic day in American history, the Community Press would like to know. • If you have ever visited Ground Zero or the field in Shanksville, send us your memories of the experience. Include photos if you have them. • Send us your memories of the day, and thoughts about the 10 years since. Send to loveland@ communitypress.com.

LOVELAND – If you go to the Loveland High School football stadium Friday, Aug. 26, to watch the Tigers take on the Turpin High School Trojans, you’re likely to see 79-year-old Chuck Schmidt. Schmidt is a gatekeeper of sorts, directing most vehicles one way and most people another. It’s something Schmidt has done for close to 20 years, and he’s never taken a penny for it. “I enjoy doing it,” Schmidt said. “I get to talk to the kids and parents. It’s kind of a fun job.” It’s a job for which Schmidt is way over-qualified, seeing as he’s a former Loveland High School principal, retired teacher and longtime coach. During a lengthy stretch as the Lockland High School basketball coach, Schmidt said he gave his players advice that he believes is relevant for all student athletes and their coaches: “No. 1: Have fun,” Schmidt said. “No. 2: Try to win. “If you’re not having fun, let me know and I’ll find some way to make it fun.” Schmidt, a Wilmington native now living in Mariemont, certainly appears to have found ways to have fun while pursuing a loftier role in life – doing right by the young people he has taught in classrooms and coached on sports fields. Schmidt played football, bas-

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Chuck Schmidt is popular with students at Loveland High School, including with Tyler Lukemire of Loveland, right, a senior studying mechanics at Live Oaks Career Development Campus in Mount Repose.

“I enjoy doing it. I get to talk to the kids and parents. It’s kind of a fun job.”

Chuck Schmidt

ketball, baseball and track at Wilmington High School and basketball and track at Wilmington College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in education. He served two years in the U.S. Army and earned a master’s degree in education at Xavier University.

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Friday, Aug. 26 Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy @ Shroder, 7:30 p.m. Turpin @ Loveland, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 Moeller vs. Pickerington Central @ Nippert Stadium, Noon St. Xavier vs. Springfield @ Nippert Stadium, 8:15 p.m.

By Amanda Hopkins ahopkins@communitypress.com

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Winning Works

Staff at The Works Brick Oven Restaurant in Loveland celebrate being named a winner in the Community Choice Awards. Directly under the sign is owner Scott Gordon, in back with his left arm raised. For more Community Choice winners, see our special section inside.

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Schmidt taught physical education and English at different schools in Ohio and coached a lot of sports, primarily basketball. He was an assistant principal at Loveland High School and spent one year as principal before he retired in 1988. After that, Schmidt began working as a substitute in the Loveland City Schools. It was on a Friday in 1993 or 1994 that Schmidt, while substituting, learned Loveland High

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When Phil Beck was elected to the Symmes Township Board of Trustees in 2007, one of the first projects that he worked on was getting a sidewalk on Humphrey Road. He said that the stretch of road between Mistymorn Lane and Johnston Lane has an s-curve that made it “dangerous for families.” When the sidewalk was installed in 2009, he said it created a better path for residents to get to Hopewell Meadows Park. Adding the sidewalk was part of Beck’s 2007 campaign for trustee. He said adding that sidewalk was “important” for residents in that area. Former Symmes Township Trustee Eric Minamyer said the sidewalk built on Humphrey Road took away money for other sidewalk projects, including one that

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“I’ll do it,” Schmidt remembered saying. “And I’ve been doing it ever since.” With no pay. The job is not all pointing fingers to keep vehicles and people a safe distance from each other. Schmidt also parks buses, makes sure handicapped people get parking spaces and warms up the football players, cheerleaders, marching band members and parents with an easy smile. “Athletics are important for a well-rounded child,” Schmidt said. “It’s important for their

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School was having trouble keeping people willing to direct traffic and people during home games at the football stadium for very little pay.

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Chuck Schmidt, former youth sports coach and former principal at Loveland High School, has been volunteering his time to keep things running smoothly at the Loveland High School stadium during home football games for nearly 20 years.

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could help build a sidewalk on Union Cemetery Road between Woodwind Drive to the new park on the Rozzi property. “The Humphrey Road sidewalk was very expensive and drained the sidewalk fund intended to build other sidewalks throughout the township,” Minamyer said. Township Fiscal Officer John Borchers said the entire sidewalk project to Hopewell Meadows Park cost $268,280.90, which includes construction, engineering plans and acquiring easements. “Besides the Woodwind and Allegro area, many other neighborhoods will not get planned sidewalks. I am distressed not only as a resident and taxpayer, but as one who devoted 18 years in local office keeping

pledges made to voters when they approved levies,” Minamyer said. Adding sidewalks along township streets was part of the master plan that was written in 2007. A resident voiced his concern during the July trustees meeting that a sidewalk should be a priority to help Symmes Township residents, especially those in the Woodwind Drive and Allegro Court neighborhood, access the new park that is being built on the Rozzi Property on Lebanon Road. In phase one of the park construction project, there are no plans to build sidewalks or paths to connect the residents. Symmes Township Trustee Jodie Leis said during the July 2011 that the idea of paths and sidewalks was talked about it in the planning process, but was not part of the first phase of construction. She said it could come up again for the next phases of the park over the next few

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State issues

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Eric C. Ferry Michael Collins

Symmes Township Trustee (One to be elected)

Clermont County – Renewal tax levy; 1.3 mills, five years; providing or maintaining senior citizens services or facilities. Hamilton County – Tax levy; renewal and decrease; 4.07 mills, three years; health & hospitalization services Hamilton County – Tax levy; renewal; 2.77 mills, five years; children’s services

Township issues

1. State of Ohio – House Joint Resolution 1 – Constitutional Amendment Judicial Retirement Age 2. State of Ohio – Referendum Senate Bill 5 3. State of Ohio – Constitutional Amend-

Miami Township A1A – Tracico, LLC, dba Traci’s, 784 Loveland Miamiville Road, Suite 400 (single site); Sunday sales of wine and mixed beverages and Spirituous liquor; 11 a.m.-midnight. Miami Township B1B – Mac’s Convenience Stores, LLC dba Circle K No. 5558, 1101 St. Rt. 28 (single site); Sunday sales of wine and mixed beverages; 10 a.m.-midnight.

BRIEFLY Tea Party meets Sept. 8 Police Academy Miami Township Tea Party’s September meeting is begins Sept. 14

at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, in the Miami Township Civic Center Trustees’ Room, 6101 Meijer Drive. For more information, contact Paul Odioso (513) 3004253 or email podioso@ yahoo.com, or Larry Heller 575-0062 or email lheller@ zoomtown.com.

The next Loveland Citizens Police Academy is scheduled to begin Wednesday, Sept. 14, and concludes Nov. 16. The class meets for 10 weeks on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Safety Center. Classes include: K-9 class, D.U.I., domestic violence and

a tour of the Hamilton County Justice Center to name a few. For more information, they can reach me at 583-3000 or ccaudell@safety-center.org.

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food pantry, at 101 S. Lebanon Road (Prince of Peace Lutheran Church) is accepting extra produce. Produce can be dropped off during pantry hours – Wednesdays 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.; Thursdays 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Call 583-8222 or email lifefoodpantry@yahoo.com. LIFE’s mission is to provide faith-based emergency assistance and services to residents within the Loveland, School District, and to members of our supporting congregations, while working to identify needs and develop programs that will encourage self-sufficiency in individuals and families. The LIFE food pantry is in Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 101 S. Lebanon Road in Loveland. enter the double glass doors of the Parish Life Center.

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Miami Township police chief receives award with what is MIAMI TOWNSHIP going on.” Police Chief Steven Bailey The Egon received an award from a B i t t n e r national police accreditaAward is tion organization. presented to Bailey was given the law enforceEgon Bittner Award by the ment chief Commission for Accredita- Bailey executive tion of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) at the officers who have comgroup’s conference in manded a CALEA Accredited agency for 15 or more Cincinnati July 30. Bailey, who attended the continuous years. Bailey has led the Miami conference, said the meeting “keeps us up to date Township Police Depart-

ment since May 1995. The police department was first accredited by CALEA in March 1996. CALEA accredits law enforcement agencies in nine countries including the United States. The department has been re-accredited in 2001, 2004, 2007, and 2010. The two most recent times the department was accredited it was recognized with flagship status.

Flagship status is designed to acknowledge CALEA accredited agencies that have demonstrated success in the accreditation process. The program also serves to provide other agencies seeking accreditation with examples of “best practices” on how to address compliance, policy development, file maintenance and other issues relating to the accreditation process.

“Being accredited by CALEA has made us a better police agency,” Bailey said. “To be accredited we have to comply with over 470 standards that are recognized by major professional law enforcement organizations as the best practices of the field. That compliance is assessed by law enforcement professionals from outside the department. About four

percent of the 18,000 law enforcement agencies in the U.S. have accomplished this. Less than one percent have been recognized with flagship status. Miami Township can be very proud of the men and women of the police department who serve the community.” For more about your community, visit www. Cincinnati.com/miamitownship.

Friends help out mom of toddler pulled from pool By John Seney jseney@communitypress.com

MILFORD – Friends of a Milford woman whose 2year-old son almost drowned in a swimming pool have organized several fund-raisers to help with expenses. Landon Tincher was found July 29 floating face down in a pool at the home of his baby-sitter in Miami Township. Sgt. Al Fatute of the Miami Township Police Department said the boy was pulled from the pool and administered CPR by the baby-sitter. He then was transported to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center by Miami Township life squad members and was listed in critical condition. He remains in the hospital. Several friends of the boy’s mother, Mandee Reed,

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benefited Reed and Landon. “A lot of families have donated items,” Maddox said. There also will be a funraising auction and raffle from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, at the American Legion Post 450 in Milford, 450 Victor Stier Drive. Many businesses have donated items for the auction and raffle, Maddox said. Among the items are four box seat tickets for the Cincinnati Reds and an autographed Reds baseball. T-shirts will be sold at the event that say “Fighting for Landon.” Maddox said other benefits are being planned for Reed and Landon in September and October. Cheryl Smith of Miami Township is another friend helping with the fund-raising effort. Smith said she and Reed have been good friends

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since attending Milford High School together. “She helped me out in the past and now it’s my turn to return the favor,” Smith said. “I want to help her in any way I can.” In an email message, Reed said she wanted to get the word out on pool safety and getting kids in swim lessons and learning CPR. A bank account for cash contributions has been set up at Fifth Third Bank under the name “For the benefit of Mandee Reed and Landon.”

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Gas stations criminal target in Symmes Twp. By Amanda Hopkins ahopkins@communitypress.com

A robbery was averted at the Ameri-Stop at 8675 Fields Ertel Road in Symmes Township Aug. 7 after the clerk questioned the would-be robber’s motives. According to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s patrol blotter, a white male in his 20s entered to store around 4:45 p.m. Aug. 7 and asked for a pack of cigarettes, but could not show identification. He then pulled a large

kitchen knife and told the clerk he needed all the money in the register and that he “wasn’t joking.” According to the report, the clerk asked “are you serious?” to which the suspect changed his tune and said he was kidding and that he was in a movie. The suspect fled the scene without any stolen goods or cash. Also on Aug. 7, a report was written that 78 milligrams of methadone, a painkiller medication, was stolen after being left on an electrical box in a parking

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lot at 7707 Montgomery Road. On Aug. 6, unknown suspects placed a two-liter bottle containing an unknown liquid in the driveway at 11949 Third Ave. in Sycamore Township around 1:45 a.m. The bottle exploded, but no damage or injuries were reported but the blotter report stated that evidence was collected at the scene. Meanwhile, in Symmes Township, two black males entered the Speedway gas station at 12184 Mason Road around 12:30 a.m. Aug. 6. One suspect distracted the clerk while the other suspect removed 28 cartons of cigarettes from behind the register. According to the blotter, the suspects were seen on surveillance video hiding the cartons of cigarettes in their pants near the store bathroom. The estimated loss of the cigarettes is $1,960.

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Gatch nominees have varied volunteer backgrounds

June Cole The list of volunteer activities behind June Cole’s name is a long one. T h e y include: Clermont Senior Services Fall Auction Planning Cole Committee, Clermont Mercy Hospital “Suger Plumb Kids” Christmas program, provided alter flowers for the Batavia Presbyterian Church, provides the flowers on the bridge for Batavia in Bloom’s Village Beautification program, raises funds for the YMCA scholarship program, bakes and mails cookies to Clermont County men and woman in Iraq, volunteers with thirdgraders helping with math skills. She has been a Brownie leader, PTA member, served on boards of the YWCA, American Cancer Society, Batavia Garden Club and the Southwest Developmental Center. At Clermont Northeastern Middle School she created a program to provide enrichment and tutoring for students. She calls her 13 years as a 4-H leader a “passion.” During the Flood of 1997, she helped the Clermont County Extension Service provide relief in the river towns of Chilo, Neville, Moscow and New Richmond. As a member of Batavia in Bloom for five years, June helped provide flowers throughout the village of Batavia, the bridge and the court house steps. She helped plant flowers in the spring and watered them daily. She helped water and cared for 40 pots and planters.

At the Clermont County YMCA, she served on the board for five years. She continues to work with a group called The Mermaids that earns money to send girls and boys to summer camp. With the Hope Emergency Project, June hosted an English tea to raise $900. She sorted and laundered a school’s “lost and found” and supplied the project with 100 heavy and warm winter coats and jackets. She helps with their annual Christmas gift distribution. She said “so many of the things I have done could not have been accomplished without working with wonderful people.” Gerry Meiners Gerry Meiners has been active in the Civil Air Patrol for 20 years bringing positive change in the lives of members age 12 to 21. This organization helps members prepare Meiners for careers in aviation, engineering or military service. Her work also helps prepare young people and adults to help during natural and man-made disasters. The Civil Air Patrol also provides aerospace education to members and the community. One example of such work is exposing sixth graders to this program at various elementary schools in Clermont County. The Civil Air Patrol is the non-profit auxiliary of the Air Force. It is a volunteer group. When Clermont County Squadron OH-279 lost its members because of poor leadership, Gerry volunteered to take command and worked three years to rebuild the unit into a selfsupporting group of workers consisting of eight young men and five supporting adults. This squadron has a history of working with a number of disasters. Recently, they helped locate several privately-owned aircraft the Air Force Rescue Coordinate Center thought were in distress. By locating these aircraft, she and her team were able to report they were just having electrical problems and was able to shut off the beacon that showed distress. That freed up the airwaves for real emergencies. The three

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Free Clermont County; member of Farm Bureau Council and Ohio Farm Bureau; member of Felicity Businessman’s Association. She was instrumental in starting Felicity Community Missions Food Bank; in getting a public library in Felicity, in getting city water and city phones in Bethel and Felicity. She is a member of the Friends of the Library; member and vice president of F.I.N.E., Felicity Initiative for Neighborhood Excellence; and Place Matters, a United Way initiative; works on Cool Tools for School Readyfest, an annual F.I.N.E. project; chairs the Alcohol and Drug Program Committee; is vice chair of Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board. She was a member of the Educational Leadership Class of Clermont 20/20 serving as asset development project liaison for Felicity-Franklin schools and the community through FINE 2020. She was instrumental in getting the Felicity Boys and Girls Club started; is a member of Boys & Girls Club corporate board and Felicity Cardinal unit board; worked with Habitat for Humanity in Felicity and New Richmond; member of Clermont County Crisis

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Make reservations for the 15th annual Orpha Gatch Citizenship Award dinner at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, at Receptions Eastgate. Make reservations at www.LWVClermont.com or call Cyndy Wright at 284-1453 or mail them to: Cyndy Wright, P.O. Box 733, Milford, OH 45150 Cost $35 per person or $350 for table of eight and a quarter-page advertisement in the program. Make checks payable to LWVCC or LWVCC Education Fund for a tax deductible contribution. Response Team doing grief counseling in response to the death of a student or faculty member; member of Clermont County Suicide Prevention Coalition. She organized the FelicityFranklin Clean and Green. Connie never says “no” when there is a need. Although she is retired, Connie cares passionately about people, works to solve their problems and convinces other people to help.

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people she works with in the school and community. Christa has been employed in the Milford school district for six years. She was hired to teach kindergarten at Seipelt Elementary and over the years has become the lead kindergarten teacher in the building. Christa is very passionate about providing appropriate instruction and interventions for students. She truly knows the strengths and weaknesses of all her students. She is able to clearly articulate concerns to the support staff and especially to parents. Christa is a true advocate for her students.

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CCD upper-schoolers lauded Cincinnati Country Day, in a ceremony in the Keeler Theater, presented the following Upper School Awards: Class Scholars • Templeton Briggs Memorial Award (ninth-grade Class Scholar), Brian McSwiggen (Blue Ash) • Alumni Award (10th-grade Class Scholars), Holly Dayton (Terrace Park), Caroline Gentile (Indian Hill) • Herbert M. Davison Award (11th-grade Class Scholars), Audrey McCartney (Anderson Township), Michael Morgan (Indian Hill) • Julius Fleischmann Memorial Award (12th-grade Class Scholar), Alyssa Breneman (Anderson Township) Country Day Mission Awards • Peter Levinson Memorial Award, Timothy Macrae (Indian Hill), Gail Yacyshyn (Anderson Township) • Country Day Award, Baldur Tangvald (Terrace Park) Scholastic Cum Laude Society • Class of 2011 inducted in their junior year: Alyssa Breneman (Anderson Township), Alexandra McInturf (Indian Hill), Kate Taylor (Loveland), William Duncan (Hyde Park), Baldur Tangvald (Terrace Park), Amanda Young (Indian Hill) • Class of 2011 inducted this year: Kathryn Black (Loveland), Lilly Fleischmann (Indian Hill), Cody Pomeranz (Indian Hill), Elizabeth Blackburn (Indian Hill), Claire Heinichen (Indian Hill) • Class of 2012 inducted this year: Bradley Hammoor (Symmes Township), Michael Morgan (Indian Hill), Anisa Tatini (Mason), Jonas Luebbers (Indian Hill), Henry Pease (Indian Hill), Gail Yacyshyn (Anderson Township), Audrey McCartney (Anderson Township) National Merit • National Merit Commended Students: William Bismayer (Indian Hill), Claire Heinichen (Indian Hill), Kate Taylor (Loveland), Elizabeth Blackburn (Indian Hill), Charles McKee (Indian Hill), Gretchen Weigel (Terrace Park), Michael Fitzgerald (Indian Hill)

• National Merit Semifinalists: Alyssa Breneman (Anderson Township), Jordan Komnick (Milford), Cody Pomeranz (Indian Hill), Jules Cantor (Indian Hill), Alexandra McInturf (Indian Hill), Baldur Tangvald (Terrace Park), Lilly Fleischmann (Indian Hill), Kevin McSwiggen (Blue Ash), Amanda Young (Indian Hill), Ilana Habib (Indian Hill) • National Merit Scholarship Finalists: Alyssa Breneman (Anderson Township), Jordan Komnick (Milford), Cody Pomeranz (Indian Hill), Jules Cantor (Indian Hill), Alexandra McInturf (Indian Hill), Baldur Tangvald (Terrace Park), Lilly Fleischmann (Indian Hill), Kevin McSwiggen (Blue Ash), Amanda Young (Indian Hill), Ilana Habib (Indian Hill) • National Merit Scholarship Recipients: Alyssa Breneman (Anderson Township), Kevin McSwiggen (Blue Ash), Jules Cantor (Indian Hill), Baldur Tangvald (Terrace Park) Athletic • James A. Wright Sportsmanship Award, Kathryn Black (Loveland), Will Fritz (Indian Hill) • Letterman Leadership Awards: Jamie Huelskamp (Indian Hill), Wyatt Tiffany (Milford), Shirley Heinichen Outstanding Female Athlete, Elizabeth Blackburn (Indian Hill), J. David McDaniel Outstanding Male Athlete, Robert Pierce (Hyde Park) Fine Arts • Drama Award, Alyssa Breneman (Anderson Township) • Music Award - Vocal, Richard Abrahamson (Loveland) Music Award - Band • Karis Kosar (Milford) • Thomas D. Gettler, ’76 Creative Writing Award, Jules Cantor (Indian Hill) • Dance Award, Alyssa Breneman (Anderson Township) • Visual Arts Award, Ilana Habib (Indian Hill), Baldur Tangvald (Terrace Park) • William H. Chatfield Award, Ilana Habib (Indian Hill) Departmental • Robinson-Bye Award in English, Alyssa Breneman (Anderson Township) • Bausch & Lomb Science

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Rachel Corwin, of Montgomery, eighth-grade team leader at Cincinnati Country Day, presents the Herbert Snyder Eighth Grade Class Scholar awards to Elizabeth Grace of Milford, Pranav Madabhushi and Elizabeth Miller of Indian Hill.

COLLEGE CORNER Graduates

Jeremy N. Canada has been placed on the winter 2011 graduate list at Grand Valley State University.

Scholarships

Denison University student Thomas Demers of Loveland was recently awarded a Denison Founders Scholarship. The Denison Founders Scholarship approximates one-half tuition and is based on academic achievement, leadership and personal merit.

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Award, Henry Pease (Indian Hill) • Gordon R. Wright Science Award, Kate Taylor (Loveland) • Lee S. Pattison History Award, William Duncan (Hyde Park), Cody Pomeranz (Indian Hill) • Academic Research Award, Jonas Luebbers (Indian Hill) • French Award, Alexandra McInturf (Indian Hill) • Spanish Award, William Duncan (Hyde Park) • Romance Languages Award, Charles McKee (Indian Hill) • Ash Mathematics Award, Kevin McSwiggen (Blue Ash), Kate Taylor (Loveland) • David E. Laird Computer Science Award, Alex Levinson (Blue Ash) Extracurricular Awards • Joseph F. Hofmeister Scroll Award (Student Newspaper), Cody Pomeranz (Indian Hill), Amanda Young (Indian Hill) • Archive Award (Yearbook), Ilana Habib (Indian Hill) • InWords Award (Literary Magazine), Ilana Habib (Indian Hill) • Robert Patterson Award for Poetry, Alanah Hall (Avondale), Kate Taylor (Loveland) • Patterson Award for Prose, Charles McKee (Indian Hill) • Clement L. Buenger FISC Award, Tyrique Wilson (Amberley Village) • Tony Strauss Service Learning Award, Emily Grupp (Montgomery), John Wildman (Indian Hill)

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• Charles F. Yeiser 1939 Scholar Award, which recognizes a new student with potential for high academic achievement, exhibits excellent citizenship skills, and are leaders in co-curricular activities. Recipients are fifth-grader Martha Foushee, of Indian Hill, sixth-grader Anna Geohegan, of Loveland, seventh-grader Ian Hayes and eighth-grader Pratiti Ghosh-Dastidar, of Loveland. • The William H. Hopple Jr. 1939 Award, which goes to sixthgrade class scholars with the highest numeric grade averages. Recipients are Heman Duplechan, of Indian Hill, and Hailey Spaeth, of Mariemont. • The Bobby Pogue Prize for seventh-graders with the highest numeric grade averages. This year, the award went to Nathan Grant of Loveland, Ian Hayes and Margaret Hodson. • The Herbert Snyder Award, which goes to the eighth-graders with the highest numeric grade averages. Recipients are Elizabeth Grace, of Milford, Pranav Madabhushi and Elizabeth Miller, of Indian Hill. • The Ramsey Runyon Wright Award for the eighth-grade student who most exemplifies the humor and creativity of Ramsay

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Cincinnati Country Day Middle School Head John Polasko of Milford presents the Charles F. Yeiser Scholar Award to, from left, seventh-grader Ian Hayes, fifth-grader Martha Foushee of Indian Hill, sixth-grader Anna Geohegan of Loveland and eighth-grader Pratiti Ghosh-Dastidar of Loveland. Runyon Wright. This year’s goes to Marissa Beyette, of Anderson Township. • The Dr. Charles F. Clark Character Award this year was awarded to fifth-grader John Pettengill, of Indian Hill, sixth-grader Kevin Pruis, of Indian Hill, seventhgrader Margaret Hodson and eighth-grader Jacob Scheper. • The Richard O. Schwab ’69 Middle School Award. The middle school’s highest award, this recognizes the boy and girl in each grade who exemplify the following qualities: positive attitude, dedication to school work and school activities, leadership, respect for others and kindness to everyone. This year’s winners are fifthgrader Sachi Bhati, of Indian Hill, John Blang, of Milford, sixth-grader Grace Pettengill, of Indian Hill, Adam Ushpol, of Indian Hill, seventh-grader Davis McMaster, of Milford, Emma Robitaille, of Indian Hill, eighth-grader Will Cohen, of Indian Hill and Danielle Wolf, of Indian Hill. • The National French Contest, for students who earned a national ranking on the Level 1 exam. Elizabeth Miller, of Indian Hill, first; Adam Baker, of Loveland, eighth; and Ryan Dougherty, of Indian Hill, ninth. • The following students earned a national ranking on the

National Spanish Exam: Margaret Hodson, first Level 01; Pranav Madabhushi, first Level 1; Emma Robitaille, of Indian Hill, second Level 01; Elizabeth Grace, of Milford, second Level 1; Nathan Albrink, third Level 01; Jennifer Gonzales, first Level 1 Bilingual, of Loveland; and Sergio Zarate, second Level 1 Bilingual. • The Middle School Alumni Writing Contest winners are fifthgrader Arys Anderson, of Anderson Township; sixth-grader Sophie Hudson, of Indian Hill, seventhgrader Megan Naber, of Indian Hill; and eighth-grader Marissa Beyette, of Anderson Township. Honorable mention winners are fifth-grader Jenna Macrae, of Indian Hill, and Zach O’Brien, of Indian Hill, sixth-grader Holly Jacobs, of Blue Ash; Cait Ushpol, of Indian Hill, seventh-grader Ian Hayes, Emma Robitaille, of Indian Hill, eighth-grader Elizabeth Miller, of Indian Hill, and Hannah Taylor, of Loveland. • The MATHCOUNTS Competition winners are seventh-grader J’Quaan Waite, of Mt. Healthy, eighth-grader Adam Baker, of Loveland, Kevin Geohegan, of Loveland, Elizabeth Grace, of Milford, Isabelle Hudson, of Indian Hill, Stephen Liao, Celia Macrae, of Indian Hill, Pranav Madabhushi, Elizabeth Miller, of Indian Hill, and Connor Wiley.

THANKS TO RALPH JAVENS JR.

Andrea Rogers of Mariemont, seventh-grade Team Leader, congratulates The Bobby Pogue Prize winners for seventh-grade class scholar at Cincinnati Country Day, Ian Hayes, Nathan Grant, of Loveland, and Margaret Hodson.

Lehrter named MND’s director of giving Mount Notre Dame High School’s new executive director, Sparkle Worley of West Chester Township, that Cheri Lehrter of Reading has been named the school’s new director of annual giving. The Annual Giving Fund was created as a way for alumnae, parents and friends to give back to the Mount Notre Dame community. Much of the success Mount Notre Dame enjoys is because of the generosity of members of its community. Their investment in MND allows the school to continue its 152-year tradition of empowering young women academically, spiritually, socially and emotionally. With the introduction of Mount

Notre Dame’s new foundation, there is an increased need to put more focus on the Annual Giving Fund, which led to the creation of this full-time position. Worley, the recently appointed executive director of Mount Notre Dame’s new foundation, offered a few words about the credentials of Lehrter. “I am so pleased that Cheri has accepted the position of director of annual giving. In the past, this position has been part-time and finally, with the establishment of a foundation, we are able to make this a full-time position. There is no doubt in my mind that Cheri will build on the Annual Giving Fund’s successes and take the program to another level.” Prior to accepting this position,

Lehrter’s involvement at Mount Notre Dame has been immense. In addition to her supportive role in the Advancement Office for the last eight years, she has been a parish council co-moderator, involved in Respect Life’s March for Life in Washington, D.C., and an executive committee member for the annual Grande Gala dinner auction. Lehrter is also a contributor to the school’s MAP (My Action Plan) Program, a four-year empowerment program for MND students. Previous to her work at Mount Notre Dame, Lehrter worked as the director of merchandising at SYSCO/Cincinnati, where she had been employed for 14 years before accepting a position at her parish, Saints Peter and

Paul in Reading, where she is an active parishioner. Lehrter was a board member of Lehrter Heart to Heart, a ministry founded by the late Rev. Jim Willing, to describe the parish missions that he preached throughout the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Lehrter spearheaded the Great Preacher’s Project, which professionally records the Sunday gospel readings and homilies preached by contemporary clergy and lay people for Podcast, radio and internet listening. In her spare time, Lehrter enjoys traveling, photography and bicycling with her husband of 27 years, Ron Lehrter.

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HONOR ROLLS Loveland Intermediate School

The following students have earned honors for the fourth quarter of 2010-2011.

Honors

Fifth-grade – Cole Ayers, Allison Baxter, Anthony Bober, Jasmine Boling, Mallory Brakvill, Alexis Braun, Matthew Bryant, Megan Buchanan, Zoe Bugge, Alexander Burton, Samantha Clifford-Tingle, Sarah Clifford-Tingle, Lee Collett, Joseph Cook, John Dahlquist, Wesley Damron, Emily Daugherty, Benjamin David, Samuel Denman, Garrett Dickerson, Eli Divine, Tyler Dombroski, Kenyon Eddie, Anna Farnsworth, Colin Flanagan, Zachary Flanagan, Nasim Fredj, Scott Furlong, Anthony Garafalo, Zachary Garner, Trinity Givens, Morgan Haggerty, Payton Hasty, Catherine Hawkins, Cole Heck, Reese Heckman, Julia Henderson, Matthew Henke, Brianna Hitzeman, Thomas Hollingsworth, Seth Hunt, Austin Huynh, Nicole Ignacio Madrigal, Alyssa James, Kiara Johnson, Hunter Kaesemeyer, Lauren Kahrs, Ava Kennedy, Ian Knabe, John Lathrop, Carly Lawrence, John Lemon, Morgan Limmer, Andrew Lin, Emily Lynn, Dalton Mason, Mary Massey, Samuel McCorkle, Hannah McDaniel, Elysia McLearen, Christian Meyer, Tanner Miller, Mitchell Morgan, Gabriel Moss, Drake Mueller, Beekengsa Ngu, Juliana

Oney, Marion Owens, Claudia Peet, Jacob Perry, Cameron Porczak, Abigail Puchta, Eleanor Puchta, Tyler Quattlebaum, Zachary Reichman, Ethan Riede, Brandon Riehle, Zachary Rose, Samuel Russo, Emily Salatin, Maxwell Savage, Kevin Scarpa, Ian Scheeler, Andrew Scherpenberg, Adeline Sholar, Madison Siekman, William Siekman, Charles Sims, Jonah Smith, Liam Smith, Cade Spikes, Seth Stacy, John Tewksbury, Christopher Truesdell, Ricardo Vilar, Sophie ViseHolman, Nathaniel Webster, Casey West, Rachel Williams, Christopher Wint, Cooper Wood and Selena Woyak. Sixth-grade – Cameron Addington, Sohaib Ahmed, Kiley Allen, Ryan Bagnoli, Margaret Bailey, Nicholas Balzarini, Hannah Bashardoust, Grace Bateman, Julian Baumann, Cameron Beck, Cole Behrens, Jacob Bellamah, Justin Benesh, Autumn Binford, Brent Blust, Joshua Bodenstein, Alexis Breyer, Megan Brezina, Erin Brophy, Ashley Brown, Alexandria Brownfield, Samuel Brzezicki, Delaney Buehler, Lucy Burns, Victoria Buttram, John Carver, Joseph Carver, Jacob Cecil, Adrian Chan, Diana Coleman, Max Coleman, Adrian Conte, Charles Coons, Rachel Crum, Eden DeAtley, Anthony Delcimmuto, Andrew Docherty, Evan Dodds, Brady Dotson, Margaret Dowd, Ryan Drapeau, Luke Dunning, Andrew Dygert, Thomas Elam, Noah Elliott, Matthew Ellis, Nicholas Engel, Garrett Fasig,

Dominick Fierro, Grace Fjelstul, Brian Fleming, Haley Florence, Taylor Fox, Brady Funke, Emma Gillespie, Sabra Gleckler, Nicole Goret, Hannah Gray, Kaitlyn Green, Brian Haberer, Allese Haddad, Nicklas Haddad, Emily Hageman, Kira Hamlin, Erin Hansberry, Christian Harris, Kayla Hartzler, Andrew Hesse, Benjamin Hickey, Carlie Hicks, Joseph Hilliker, Karlin Holley, Kyle Hook, Elise Hubers, Megan Huether, Bethann Hughes, Connor Hundley, Regan Jeffery, Bradley Jodice, Spencer Johnson, Samuel Joy, Zachary Karp, Elise Kendrick, Mitchell Kennedy, Danielle Kenyon, Benjamin Kieffer, Trevor Klein, Erin Klenke, Ally Kluender, Lindsay Kluender, Daniel Koth, Mitchell LaiFook, Nathaniel Lawry, Grant Leever, Teresa Locasto, Jeffrey Magee, Matthew Maples, Grace Marlatt, Jordan Marschhausen, Sean Mary, Hunter McAfee, Brett McFarland, James Meckey, Jacob Miller, Crystal Mills, Andrew Moss, Emily Naticchioni, Jenny Nguyen, Jenna Nichols, Austin Nuncio, Sean Ovens, Jacalyn Parsley, Jane Pearson, Erica Perl, Spenser Perry, Natalie Pfaltzgraff, Morgan Pontsler, Caroline Poole, Emily Poole, Erin Portune, Robert Potts, Zoe Price, Zachary Ramsey, Cara Rasmussen, Lucy Rawson, Brennan Redslob, Sarah Rice, Benjamin Richardson, Ryan Rolfes, Paul Roman, Jessica Rychlik, Jack Sexton, Maxwell Shilling, Molly Shilling, Tayla Smart, Benjamin Smith, Joseph Smith, Jackson Stanley, Andrew Storer,

Noah Switzer, Mackenzie Talbott, Ashley Taylor, Francesca Tessler, Connor Thomas, Leah Turner, Robert Tuttle, Bradley Utterbeck, Samuel Vargas, Micayla Veeneman, John Vogt, Andrew Wallace, Sarah Walsh, Katelyn Warden, Braden Watts, Brookelyn Webb, Andrew Wellington, Owen Wilhoite, Davis Wilson, Kaleb Young and Noah Zirpoli.

High Honors

Fifth-grade – Madelyn Armstrong, Joshua Badzik, Connor Bayer, Kaitlin Becker, Brandon Bishop, Thomas Blair, Kyra Bolt, Caroline Bond, Kennedy Bontrager, Owen Busch, Madeline Butts, Nina Cadigan, Quinn Caney, Aya Cannon, Lucas Carlsen, Adam Clark, Daniel Cloud, Annalise Cooper, Christian Cotsonas, Emma Cousino, Zachary Cousino, Ian Cronin, Audrey Daugherty, Ashleigh Deal, Elena Denke, Richard Deutsch, Emma Dickman, Nicolas Drury, Samuel Dzigiel, John Ernst, Carolina Escobosa, Grace Farley, Wyatt French, Amy Geiger, Sheli Gilman, Kena Gramse, Jessica Griffiths, Nicholas Griffiths, Henry Grome, Kathryn Hansen, Timothy Hansen, Sarah Harter, Jacob Heyob, Brendan Hogan, Kady Huesman, Yordan Ivanov, Caleigh Jacobs, Nicholas Johnson, Sawyer Jones, Shaina Kadakia, Megan Kirlin, Hannah Klopfenstein, Lucas Kuan, Nicole Lacroix, Owen Landsom, Carson Leppla, Leah Loukoumidis, Megan Lubinski, Mitchel Lutz,

Kameron MacKenzie, Brady McCluskey, Madison McDermott, Ashlin McGill, Morgan McKinney, Kaylee Michael, Gunnar Michelfelder, Paige Miller, Tyler Myklebust, Taylor Nuncio, Adam Paddock, Michael Palma, Lauren Parker, Louisa Peet, Megan Peters, Ryan Phelan, Timothy Purtell, Ethan Rand, Lauren Ratterman, Zachary Richards, Kailee Richey, Heather Rigg, Sean Robinson, Laura Rountree, Garrett Royal, William Rupe, Samuel Sauer, Blake Schauer, Tara Schroer, Samuel Schwantes, Carson Sence, Jamie Sheeler, Kayla Sheeler, Peyton Shepardson, Miya Shultz, Emily Siebenmorgen, Sarah Slager, Nicholas Sloane, Samuel Smith, Maxwell SpriggDudley, Jonathan Stansbury, Jenna Stanton, Katherine Steensma, Lauren Steensma, Jack Stewart, Colleen Swift, Skylar Taylor, Kirk Tegtmeier, Taylor Thole, Radu Vasilescu, Emma Vuyk, Joseph Walerius, Lindy Walker, Molly Wallace, Alaina Weiler, Samuel Wenger, Kendall Wheeler, Emma Willemin, Jacob Williams, Melissa Wise, Ross Wiseman, Andrea Wittekind, Lauren Wright and Sydney Wright. Sixth-grade – Evan Abbott, Kristyn Aiello, Anna Azallion, Danielle Baas, Elizabeth Bartnik, Eleanor Behling, Claire Beran, Rachel Blumberg, Andrew Boys, Alexandra Brousset, Adam Brulport, Roshan Chandrakumar, Jacob Clements, Olivia Cox, Madaline Craft, Maxwell Daugherty, Henry

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Loveland Stage announces scholarship recipients The Loveland Stage Company has awarded its 2011 Creative Arts Scholarships to David Rutter and Nathan Robbins. Both are Loveland High School graduates, and each has been awarded a $1000 scholarship. Rutter is an accomplished violinist and French horn player who also taught himself to play the trumpet. In addition to his involvement with the Loveland High School Marching Band, he has also been a member of the Wind Symphony, Chamber Orchestra, and Jazz Orchestra. Outside of his high school music experiences, Rutter has participated in Bowling Green State University’s Summer Music Institute and was selected twice to play for the OMEA (Ohio Music Education Association) Southwest Regional Orchestra.

He’s a member of the National Honor Society at Loveland High School. Rutter will attend Bowling Green State University in the fall in violin studies and music education. Robbins has a vast array of musical theatre experiences beginning from a very young age. He was a member of the Loveland High School Thespian Society and has performed with several community theater groups, including the Loveland Stage Company. In addition, he has performed with professional theatre groups, including locally, The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, Showboat Majestic, Playhouse in the Park, and the Ovation Theatre Company. He is a member of the National Honor Society and earned high honors all four

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AP Scholar

Ursuline Academy student Caroline May and Michelle Spotts, both of Loveland, were named National AP Scholars with Distinction. AP Scholar Awards are given to students who excelled on AP exams. About 18 percent of the more than

1.9 million students worldwide who took AP exams performed at a sufficiently high level to also earn an AP Scholar Award. AP Scholars of Distinction earn an average score of 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.

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Trustees lost their way on sidewalk promises Your July 27, 2011 front page story concerns Symmes residents’ access to the Rozzi Park. The original vision for this park and the sidewalk plan was that a sidewalk would be constructed on Union Cemetery Road from Woodwind Drive to the park. This was expressed at board meetings and in public statements during the levy campaigns. Unfortunately after I left the board, the funds for the sidewalk plan were diverted to a project not even on the list. In 2007 then candidate Phil Beck told residents in his neighborhood off Humphrey Road that

he would get a sidewalk built on Humphrey Road to the Hopewell Meadows Park. My supporters learned of this from those Eric standing at the Minamyer polls for Mr. Community Beck as the reathey were Press guest son there. columnist Mr. Beck used township funds dedicated to one project to entice voters to support him. This

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tion Day. No columns will be accepted after Wednesday, Oct. 18. • All columns will be posted online, but we can not guarantee print publication, especially for columns submitted close to the Oct. 18 deadline. • Candidates are welcome to respond to opponents’ columns with a letter of no more than 200 words, but we will run only one column per candidate. • These guidelines also apply to proponents and opponents of any local issues, such as tax levies. E-mail columns or questions to Editor Dick Maloney, rmaloney@ communitypress.com.

CHATROOM Aug. 17 questions

Should high-frequency trading by supercomputers that buy and sell stocks in split seconds be banned by Congress? Why or why not? “The issue here is whether we should trust machines to do work that people have historically done for fear that machines might not do the right thing and produce a harmful result. “If you say yes, then you should also have the antilock brakes and stability control removed from your car, advocate that airlines remove autopilots from planes, and insist that the shuttles at the airport have drivers on each train. “Yes, machines can mess up, but so do people. In general there are many tasks that machines do better and more reliably. “These questions have been asked since the Luddites believed that machines in cotton and woolen mills would eliminate people’s jobs in the early 1800s.” F.S.D. “There is an old fable which holds that once the genie is out of the bottle, it can’t be returned. The same theme is found in the story of Pandora’s box. “There is no way, short of a disaster which reduces humanity to Stone Age conditions that will reverse the advanced technology that we have developed. “There are facets of this technology that many of us fear and dislike (such as the amount of time spent by our young people ‘texting’ and using their cell phones.) But we are not going to reverse it. “It is up to us to keep pace with the side effects of this technology

Next question What do you think of Symmes Township’s sidewalks plan? What areas of the township most need sidewalks? Should union leaders meet with Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Republican leaders to discuss changes to Senate Bill 5, the law restricting rights of public unions? Why or why not? Every week The Loveland Herald asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to loveland@communitypress.com with “chatroom” in the subject line. – we aren’t going to reverse it. It is up to us to understand it, control it to the best of our ability, and to adapt. “We can’t ‘ban’ it.” Bill B. “Despite the ability of computers to think, they are limited by their programmers. If computers are told to react to a certain set of conditions that is all the computers can do. “A market-experienced human can sense the ‘feel’ of the market and possibly react in a way that will not cause a massive lemming-like self-destruction. “That being said, America is the land of the free so how do we take away the freedom of investors to use computers the way they choose?” R.V.

Loveland will probably discontinue taping council meetings and showing them on ICRC, in order to save money. Would this be a good decision? Why or why not? No responses.

is not just pork barrel spending, a practice decried by many, but it denied the levy voters what had been pledged to them. The Humphrey Road sidewalk was very expensive and drained the sidewalk fund intended to build other sidewalks throughout the township. Besides the Woodwind and Allegro area, many other neighborhoods will not get planned sidewalks. I am distressed not only as a resident and taxpayer, but as one who devoted 18 years in local office keeping pledges made to voters when they approved levies.

It should not matter who was trustee when the pledge was made. Since the voters were told that sidewalks would be built in specific locations prior to the levy election, any trustee is duty bound to keep that promise. Using as a campaign issue the diversion of funds to another project amounts to using government funds to bribe one neighborhood at the expense of others. At the trustee meeting approving the Humphrey Road sidewalk, one resident said that she understood that the project was further down the list. Acknowledging that this was true the trustees

announced that it would be built anyway. When they reneged on the levy promise they did so knowingly. It should be noted that Trustee Jodie Leis was not on the board at that time. The sidewalks should not be made part of park development, which will delay construction. Since Union Cemetery is a County Road, permission and cooperation will be required from the County Engineer. This process takes time. Start the Woodwind-Union Cemetery sidewalk now. Eric Minamyer is a former Symmes Township trustee.

Smoking law is Draconian ban Hamilton County Health Commissioner Tim Ingram stated in his article, “Smoke-free workplace law working” that “there remains a small handful of area establishments still thumbing their noses at the law under the guise of ‘freedom and liberty.’” The smoking ban in Ohio is one of the most Draconian bans in the country. Most bans provide exemptions for liquor establishments. Throughout the state of Ohio hundreds of neighborhood liquor establishments have gone out of business since the imposition of the smoking ban. These businesses are for the most part family businesses. The Buckeye Liquor Permit Holders Association has lobbied Ohio leaders for an exemption for bars and private clubs who cater only to an over 21 clientele. The bars that have incurred fines are

neither nose thumbers nor freedom fighters. They are merely trying to survive in the hostile business atmosphere that is Ohio. Bars Jim Hurd have lost on Community average 30 to percent of Press guest 40 their revenue columnist since the ban went into effect. If any bar owners saw an increase in sales, as was promised by the promoters of the ban, they would need their heads examined if they wanted to allow smoking again. Ingram also stated, “to my knowledge this is the first such action in the state since the law took effect.” I would direct his attention to the Zeno’s case now in the Ohio Supreme Court. If the

Throughout the state of Ohio hundreds of neighborhood liquor establishments have gone out of business since the imposition of the smoking ban. high court finds in favor of Zeno’s, the law will be overturned. Regulatory agencies are keenly aware of that fact and the attorney general’s office is going after bars at this point because it is likely their last chance to collect fines. What is happening to Peg’s Pub is nothing more than a shameless last minute money grab. Jim Hurd is board chairman and vice president of the Buckeye Liquor Permit Holders Association. He lives in Madeira.

Ways to beat the heat while preventing falls With humidity and heat it’s harder to be active and enjoy the outdoors, especially for senior adults. The threat of heat related illness and death is real for aging adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Hundreds of Americans die each year from heat related illness and age is consider a leading factor. However, thousands of people age 65 and older will more likely die from fall-related injuries. Falls are the leading cause of deaths due to injury in Hamilton County in persons 65 older. On average, one out of three persons 65 and older will experience a fall each year. According to the CDC more than 1.8 million Americans over age 65 were treated in the emergency room for a nonfatal fall and 433,000 people were hospitalized. It is important for senior adults to be physically active in order to prevent falls. Physical activity maintains or improves ones’ flexibility, strength, muscle tone, balance and coordination. Stay safe and active this summer by keeping these tips in mind when combating Cincinnati’s heat and humidity: • Enjoy the outdoors (ride bikes, hike or garden, etc ...) but

Patrick Shumrick Community Press guest columnist

do so before 10 a.m. or after 6 p.m. to avoid the heat and humidity. Its best to wear light colored clothing and sunscreen to reflect the sun’s rays. Always wear properly fitted footwear that has adequate traction and support

when exercising. • Don’t like to sweat? Then swim at your local community pool. Swimming is easy on the joints and the water provides some resistant to improve one’s strength and balance. The Cincinnati Recreation Commission has more than 39 swimming pools available across the city. The cost for a summer pool membership costs less than or equal to an average meal at a your local chain restaurant ($5-$10). Some pools even offer water fit classes geared towards adults 50 and older. Contact your local pool or community center for details, 513-352-4000. • Stretch your legs and take a walk inside an air-conditioned mall or go to an indoor walking track at a local gym or communi-

ty center. Most of these centers also offer weight rooms and an array of exercise and dance classes. Some even have chair volleyball leagues and chair exercise classes for those in need of stability and support when exercising. Call your local senior or community center to ask if they have chair volleyball. The Hamilton County Park District coordinates walking clubs for those over age 50, call (513) 521-PARK (7275) ext. 240 for more information. The point is to stay active so choose activities that are interesting and fun. Talk to your doctor before starting any new exercise program. Not only can your doctor help you determine which exercises and activities are right for you, they can review the different types of medications you are taking and how they react with one another. Don’t forget to get your vision and hearing checked. Hearing loss and visual problems can both affect your balance and your ability exercise safely. For more information about fall prevention visit www.fallpreventiontaskforce.org. Patrick Sumrick is the owner of the Center for Balance in Anderson Township and Montgomery, and a member of the Hamilton County Fall Prevention Task Force.

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Loveland ready to shake things up By Scott Springer

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LOVELAND – Stuck in the middle of the pack of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference-Buckeye division a year ago, coach Andrew Marlatt has his Loveland Tigers ready to shake things up. He's in his sixth season and has been able to keep his core staff with him. He's since interMarlatt spersed some young assistants. Most of the coaches, like Marlatt (Miami University), come from Mid-American Conference backgrounds. "Good guys," Marlatt said. "Although they're young and don't have a whole lot of coaching experience, they know football like the back of their hand. I'm very excited about our staff." His staff has the charge of getting Loveland over the hump overall (4-6 last season) and into the playoff mix. The infrastructure is there on the field and around the field. "Our facilities are outstanding," Marlatt said. "The new field turf, new stadium lights, new scoreboard – we keep moving forward thanks to our boost-

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Bryce Plitt of the Tigers will be counted on in the passing game for Loveland this season. Last year, Plitt had seven catches for 74 yards.

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Loveland linebacker Joe Moran is a defensive leader for coach Andrew Marlatt’s Loveland Tigers.

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Loveland junior quarterback Ryne Terry receives instruction during an August practice at Loveland High School.

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Loveland receiver Trevor Henderson had 34 catches and seven touchdowns for the Tigers last fall.

Game days

Aug. 26 Turpin Sept. 2 Lebanon Sept. 9 @ Oak Hills Sept. 16 @ Kings Sept. 23 @ Mount Healthy Sept. 30 Anderson Oct. 7 Winton Woods Oct. 14 @ Harrison Oct. 21 Glen Este Oct. 28 @ Milford All games are at 7:30 p.m. ers. (There's) not one taxpayer's dollar in this thing, and it's almost paid off." The Tigers are led by junior quarterback Ryne Terry, who will often hand the ball to junior running back Graham Peters. "We've got pretty good talent in pretty much every class," Marlatt said. "We've got a returning starting quarterback, a returning starting running back and a couple returning starting linemen." The lineman have taken on the moniker of FOOLS (Fraternal Order of Offensive Linemen). Marlatt didn't create the idea, it came from Sean Payton, the coach of the New Orleans Saints. Payton coached briefly at Miami University where Marlatt played. When the "FOOLS" aren't blocking for Peters, they'll be protecting Terry as he chucks footballs toward receivers Trevor Henderson and Bryce Plitt. Henderson caught 34 balls last season for seven touchdowns. He was ranked No. 6 in the league. "We led the league in passing last year, " Marlatt said. "I think our passing game's solid. We need to get our running game going a little bit." On the other side of the ball, Loveland's Joe Moran will be on the prowl. Moran recorded 3.5 sacks and blocked a kick last season. "Defensively, Joe Moran's our most physically, intimidating player," Marlatt said. "He's a MAC recruit right now. Hopefully, he'll get a look from somebody." Along the way, Marlatt will get a look at plenty of talent as the Cardinal division is not exactly a walk in the park "Our schedule is loaded," Marlatt said. "Tough league (FAVC

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Loveland junior running back Graham Peters eyes a hole during a practice at Loveland High School. Buckeye) and we've got Oak Hills, Mount Healthy, Kings, Lebanon and Turpin out of league. Why would you want it any different?” Marlatt will rely on his FOOLS to bully their way to the top of the heap. Offensive lineman Jordan McNally is being recruited by DII schools. Center C.J. Friedhoff and Jacob Alten are also on the Braves'

powerful offensive line as seniors. Marlatt has no Brian Wozniaks (Wisconsin) on this team, but does bring a great deal of enthusiasm to his job and his players. He played on the 1986 Miami University team that knocked off No. 8 LSU under then-coach Tim Rose. Like Rose, Marlatt is nonstop motion and all-energy on

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Name Graham Peters Anthony Johnson Luke Walker Cole Schlesner Evan Beck Reed Schlesner Jay Hubble Nate Fackler Fon Ngu Giovanni Ricci Ryne Terry Andrew Karle Tyler Barger Jon Treloar Alex Hesse Eric Bryant Gunner Lay Ben Iaciofano Trevor Henderson Nick Kerkhove Bryan Callahan Jacob Elfers Tanner Griffin Luke Groene Wyatt Ward Austin Inabnitt Beau Ngu Max Mather Kody Griffin Justin Byrd Nate Jones Charlie Schickel David Hooker Brian Popp Joe Moran Jacob Meyer Mike Weber Oliver McArthy Bryce Plitt Charlie Lawler Garret Said Tanner Hawk Darren Sackett Josh Hasley Logan Walls Danny Kruzel Kyle Sieg Jon Vincent Cody Gonzalez Logan Cornett Ben Grethel C.J. Friedhoff Austin Jarvis Andrew Alten Nick Delpozzo Dylan Bodley Joe Willie Frees Carson Dudley Zach Hunt Peter LaChapelle Camden Baucke Jacob Alten Jordan McNally Chris Grissom Mitchell Bilotta Austin Steiner Mario Dias J.C. Kraml Luke Stahl Luke Cummings Tre Heath Danny McCarthy Michael Huber Eli Hunt Paul Newbold Zach Bess Zach Russ

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the field. "I've mellowed over the years, but when I step between the lines, I'm a different bird," Marlatt said. "It's my world." The Tigers start the 2011 campaign at home, Aug. 26, against Turpin. For more sports coverage, visit cincinnati.com/blogs/presspreps, facebook.com/presspreps or Scott on Twitter at @cpscottspringer.

PRESS PREPS HIGHLIGHTS By Scott Springer sspringer@communitypress.com

Golf

• The Loveland boys finished second at the FAVC Shootout at Weatherwax behind Wilmington. On Aug. 18, Loveland beat Kings by three strokes. Sophomore Brian Bullock shot 39 at Oasis. • Loveland’s girls wiped out Northwest. Senior Julie Griffin was medalist with a 44 at Oasis Golf Course. At the Beast of the East

Aug. 18, Loveland’s girls were fifth at Deer Track. • Mount Notre Dame was 16th on Aug. 16 at the Fairfield Classic at Fairfield South Trace. MND finished in the middle of a tri-meet with Lakota West and Middletown Aug. 18 at The Meadows.

Cross Country

• The Moeller “Primetime Invitational” at the Golf Center at Kings Island is under the lights Aug. 26.

Girls tennis

• Mount Notre Dame beat McAuley 4-1. Junior Sandy Niehaus, senior Brooke Dennis and junior Sydney Landers recorded singles wins.

Soccer

• Loveland boys coach Mike Dunlap would like you to follow his Twitter feed @lovelandsoc2011 or check out www.facebook.com/LovelandSoccer

This week’s MVP

• Loveland’s Austin Cald-

well qualifying for the Olympic trials (see Tweet below).

Highlight reel

The Press Preps Roundtable football edition is out: http://cincinnati.com/blogs/p resspreps/?p=11625

Tweets from the beat

@lovelandroar Loveland High Roar ‘11 grad Austin Caldwell has qualified for next year’s Olympic Trials in the 50-meter freestyle. fb.me/17DHo0BYx @LetsGoBigMoe Moeller Athletics

Chat with Moeller football coach John Rodenberg http://cincinnati.com/blogs/p reps/2011/08/16/chat-withmoeller-football-coach-johnrodenberg-2/ @MNDCougars Mount Notre Dame Come to “MND Night at Great Amercian Ball Park!!” Thursday, September 15 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Don’t miss this... fb.me/198zqIhsu

On deck

Loveland football coach Andrew Marlatt has dubbed his front line, “The Fraternal

Order of Offensive Linemen,” The FOOLs get to work Aug. 26 against Turpin. Loveland will dedicate its new baseball scoreboard and the sponsors at 7:15 p.m. Aug. 26 before the start of the football game.

Social media lineup

• Facebook: www.facebook.com/presspreps. • Twitter: www.twitter. com/presspreps Staff: Melanie Laughman, @PressPrepsMel. Scott Springer, @cpscottspringer. • Blog: www.cincinnati. com/blogs/presspreps

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August 24, 2011

Moeller faces championship schedule

By Scott Springer

sspringer@communitypress.com

MONTGOMERY – The Moeller Crusaders have carried out preseason practice under the watchful eye of coach Gerry Faust. That’s not a line from the 1970s. It’s the truth. A gold statue Rodenberg of the legendary Crusader coach gazes over the field turf practice field at the Moeller athletic complex. Some wonder if it screams out hoarse comWatkins mands in the wee hours of the night. “Gerry looks over us every practice,” fourthyear coach John Rodenberg said. Thus far, Rodenberg likes Kern the talent he sees climbing the steps and passing the statue each day. “So far we’ve felt pretty good,” Rodenberg said. “We’ve got a good nucleus of returning starters. We don’t have to replace a whole team. We feel we have some good juniors that are going to help us out.” Highlighting Moeller’s talent is senior receiver Monty Madaris. “He’s got a number of Big Ten offers, and I really feel he’ll be one of the better players,” Rodenberg

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Moeller senior receiver Monty Madaris is the most heavily recruited Crusader, drawing offers from many Division I colleges. Madaris scored nine times last season, three by ground and six by air. He led Moeller with 48 catches for 674 yards. said. “He’s really looked good and worked hard.” At tight end, and fielding MidAmerican Conference offers right now is John Tanner. “He’ll really surprise people,” Rodenberg said."He’s about 6-4, 250. A good looking tight end for us.” To complement the athleticism of Madaris and toughness of Tanner is the speedy junior Keith Watkins. “He’ll really give some people some fits,” Rodenberg said. “He’s a small, scatback-type kid. We’ll limit his carries, but we think he’s a home run every time he touches the ball.” Senior linebacker Dillon Kern will anchor the defense along with fellow seniors Tyler Williford and Cody Elias. “I think he (Kern) is going to

have a monster season at linebacker for us,” Rodenberg said. Big things are also expected of big seniors Eric Lalley (275 pounds) and Kevin Robinson-White (300). As big as the Crusaders are, their schedule and mystique are bigger. To repeat as GCL-South champs is a tall order. “I was looking at our schedule and the composite schedule of those we play,” Rodenberg said. “X, Elder and us play such a brutal schedule. I think it’s who’s healthy at the end of the year. I think it’s going to be a war between us three. We’ll see what happens.”

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Out-of-conference games are no picnic either for the Crusaders. The saying, “To be the best you’ve got to beat the best” is true this season along Montgomery Road. “Unbelievable!” Rodenberg said of his non-conference opponents. “Our last three games are against the state champs of Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. We’ve got our work cut out for us, but the teams we play in the GCL have their work cut out for them too.” At presstime, Rodenberg was still undecided at quarterback. Juniors Ricky Davis and Spencer

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St Xavier football players, from left, Griffin Dolle, Brandyn Cook and Conor Hundley will lead the Bombers’ offense this year.

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good, but right now, we’re not very good.” Well, that “not very good” football team happens to be the preseason No. 1-ranked team in the

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“Throw ’em away,” Specht said in a don’t-do-this-to-me-now voice. “Preseason rankings are simply the result of what you’ve done in the past. We appreciate the No. 1 ranking, but we need to get better.”

The Bombers had little trouble doing that last year. After a 5-4 regular season, St. X secured playoff wins over La Salle and Colerain, which went a combined 203, before falling to eventual state runner-up Huber Heights Wayne in the regional finals. St. X returns 14 starters – eight on offense, six on defense – from that 7-5 team, including all-state senior running back Conor Hundley, who in the last two years has rushed for more than 2,500 yards. He scored 19 touchdowns as a junior. “I think Conor’s as good – if not better – than any running back in the state,” Specht said, “and I wish colleges would look at it the same way because he’s a special, special player. I think he’s a major-college running back. He’s as good as anyone I’ve coached.” Hundley will be joined by fellow captains Griffin Dolle, a quar-

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Iacovone have been dueling most of August. “One throws it a little bit better and one runs it a little bit better,” Rodenberg said. “They’re two good quarterbacks that could start with anybody in the league.” One or both could take the field in Moeller’s opener Aug. 27 against Pickerington Central. However, Rodenberg will not have them in any tandem rotation.

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Despite No. 1 rank, St. X football looks to get better SPRINGFIELD TWP. – Mixed feelings. That’s probably the best way to describe Steve Specht’s outlook on preseason rankings. Nice compliment, great source of pride – Specht but what, truly, do they mean? “You don’t win football games based on preseason rankings,” the St. Xavier High School football coach said. “Like I told our guys, we’re not very good right now. I think we can be

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Game days

Aug. 27 @ Springfield, 8:15 p.m. Sept. 4 @ Pickerington Central, noon Sept. 9 @ Colerain Sept. 16 Trinity, Ky. Sept. 23 @ Moeller Sept. 30 Elder Oct. 7 La Salle Oct. 15 St. Edward, 2 p.m. Oct. 22 @ St. Ignatius, 2 p.m. Oct. 28 @ St. Xavier, Ky. All games are at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. terback, and Brandyn Cook, a center who has verbally committed to Pittsburgh. Other returners include senior lineman Alex Breen and junior wideouts Kevin Milligan and Trey Kilgore. Defensively, St. X will be led by Miami University-recruit Nathan Gerbus, who is moving back to linebacker after playing two years at defensive end. “There are a lot of great defensive players in the city,” Specht said, “but I’ll put Nathan up against any of them.” Other senior playmakers include free safety Andrew Arand, cornerback Sean Ahern and defensive end Bryson Albright, who has also verbally committed to Miami. The Bombers, with their typically tough schedule, travel to Colerain for a Week-3 clash Sept. 9. Although the Cardinals, ranked No. 2 in the city, haven’t lost at home since 1999, Specht relishes the opportunity to play a nonleague local – especially outside of a showcase event. “Now that’s high school football in Cincinnati,” Specht said. “I’m going to argue year in and year out that we need to get more local games. I wish to God we could get back to that, but I don’t know that we ever will.” The Bombers have taken two straight against Colerain, and even If they don’t make it three, the game figures to be close; ten of Specht’s 17 career losses have come by five points or fewer. “Week 1 through Week 10, we’re going to be challenged,” Specht said. “I don’t think we’re very good, but I like where we are. We’ve got a lot of work to do.”

2011 football preview

CHCA searches for success at new level

Nick Dudukovich

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SYMMES TWP. - Division V

was good to the Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy football team. In the 13 years the school's program has been in existence,

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CHCA qualified for the state playoffs six times, and was runner-up during the 2005 campaign. But this season, the Eagles will face a tougher challenge, as CHCA will now compete at the Division IV level, making it the smallest Division IV program in the state. Head coach Eric Taylor said the biggest challenge facing the Eagles at the new division of play will be margin for error. At 7-4, CHCA qualified for the playoffs last year. That number might not cut it in 2011. "You see teams that were 7-3 and 8-2 that don't qualify for the playoffs," Taylor said. "That the biggest challenge. We've got to take care of business in the regular season and compete with a challenging schedule." Taylor believes it will take eight victories to make the playoffs. In doing so, the Eagles will feature a mix of inexperienced and experienced players on its 2011 roster. Two of those players who haven't seen much time at the varsity level include quarterbacks Kyle Davis and Conner Osborne The tandem are currently competing for the school's starting job. Taylor said both players are similar and both can distribute the football. Davis and Osborne are both sophomores, and will replace the

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recently graduated Nick Lawley, who accepted a football scholarship to Brown University. Despite losing Lawley, Taylor has confidence in the two up- Taylor and-comers. "They both know our offensive systems very well and...they are both doing a very nice job." Either quarterback should find success in finding 6-foot-4 wideout Austin Jones. Jones, who has been offered a scholarship by the University of Toledo, led the city in touchdowns (16) and receiving yards (1,187) as a junior. The senior should prove to be a valuable weapon for CHCA quarterbacks again this fall. "He's quite a weapon. He's athletic and has a great frame on him," Taylor said. "We trying to figure out how many ways to get the ball in his hands. I think he'll have a nice season." On the line, experienced returners should be able to aid the Eagles' sophomore quarterbacks. Linemen returning include Josh Thiel, Jake Thiel, Tyler Kirbabas

Game days Aug. 26 @ Shroder, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2 Madeira, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 Lexington Christian Academy, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 @ Cincinnati Christian Sept. 23 Cincinnati Country Day Sept. 30 @ Summit Country Day Oct. 7 Lockland, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 @ Clark Montessori Oct. 21 New Miami Oct. 28 @ North College Hill All games at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. and Pierson Dunn. And center James Riley took about half the snaps at varsity last year, according to Taylor. "(The line) is a great example of where experienced guys can take the pressure off inexperienced guys," Taylor said. "That's their role, and I'm confident they'll do it well." On defense, Taylor said the linemen and linebackers will serve as the unit's core. Many of the names on the offensive line will play on the defensive line, while running back Sam Becker will do double time at linebacker Brandon Moore, a 300-pound lineman, and senior Zach James, will also return to the line. CHCA opens the season at Shroder, Aug. 26.

Seniors set stage for CCD Indians’ season By Nick Dudukovich

ndudukovich@communitypress.com

HILL – The Cincinnati Country D a y School and head coach Tim D u n n return 12 seniors to the gridDunn iron for the start of the football season. The Indians will look to improve off last season’s 4-6 record. Despite boasting a dozen seniors, head coach Tim Dunn is staying cautiously optimistic about his team’s chances this fall because if any of his upperclassmen sustain injuries, the Indians don’t have the depth to overcome their losses. “We like our first group,” Dunn said. “We’re worried if anyone gets hurt, we don’t have much behind them.” At quarterback, threeyear letterman Jake Dietz will take the snaps. Dunn believes his signal caller has high expectations for himself this fall. “He throws the ball well, and he runs well and he’s athletic,” Dunn said. “He’s hoping to exploit all of those things.” Dietz’s primary target will be receiver Reed Davis, while running backs Arjun Minhas, Jordan Patterson and Zac Higginbotham should see plenty of touches out of the backfield. Dunn, who has a 17667 career record as a head coach, will also return an experienced offensive line, led by Anthony McDaniel, Vincent Hardin and 6-foot5, 210-pound De’Vere Highsmith. Highsmith, who is one of the seniors, was new to football as a freshman, but is poised to be force for the Indians in the trenches in his final prep season.

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Cincinnati Country Day teammates Jack Victor, left, and Russell Patterson compete in a drill during football practice, Aug. 4. “He’s come a long way,” Dunn said. “He’s a real earth-mover.” On defense, CCD will rely heavily on the linebacker corps of Higginbotham and Evan Finch. Many of the squad’s offensive players will play on both sides of the ball this season, according to Dunn. Dunn and company open the season against Clermont Northeastern, Aug. 26, before hosting Kentucky Pendleton County, Sept. 2. The squad will be tested in the final two weeks of September, when it heads to CHCA, Sept. 23, and North College Hill, Sept 30. Both teams are considered to be favorites to win the conference by area coaches. The Indians will aim to qualify for their first postseason since 2004. Last year, while competing at the Division VI level, CCD was close to qualifying, despite finishing two games under .500. The top eight teams from each region qualify. CCD finished 12th. The eighth team was Minster, who finished 5-5. With an experienced crew returning, Dunn would like to see his squad return to the postseason. “We just missed last year, and we haven’t been in a while,” he said. “If we stay healthy and play well, we’ll have a good chance of getting into the playoffs.”

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Aug. 26 Clermont Northeastern, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2 Pendleton Co. Ky. Sept. 9 @ Cincinnati College Prep Academy Sept. 16 Clark Montessori Sept. 23 @ CHCA Sept. 30 @ North College Hill, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 New Miami Oct. 14 Summit Country Day Oct. 21 @ Lockland, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 Cincinnati Christian All games are 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD T H U R S D A Y, A U G . 2 5

BENEFITS

Details 2 Decor Presents: Make an Impact, 6-9 p.m., Stir Cincy, 7813 Ted Gregory Lane, Includes admission, complimentary food and non-alcoholic beverages; cash bar; live entertainment; and a Fashionista Auction. Learn about the power of giving and community service. First 50 registrants receive special swag bag. Benefits Impact 100. $15, $10 advance. Presented by Details 2 Decor. 855-323-4968; d2dimpact.eventbrite.com. Montgomery.

FARMERS MARKET

Madeira Farmers Market, 3:30-7 p.m., Intersection of Dawson and Miami. Wide variety of locally and sustainably grown foods, made-from-scratch goodies and various artisan products. Presented by Madeira Farmers Market. 623-8058; www.madeirafarmersmarket.com. Madeira. The Market, 3-7 p.m., Raymond Walters College, 9555 Plainfield Road, More than 15 vendors offer plethora of foods and other goods including certified organic produce, cider, variety of vegetables, homemade pasta, flowers, gluten-free items, cheeses, meats and more. Rain or shine. 745-5685. Blue Ash.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Kevin Shea, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $12. Ages 18 and up. Reservations required. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

RECREATION

All-Night Fishing, 8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Fish from the bank, dock, by rental boat or bring your own. Four horsepower or less electric and gas motors permitted. All ages. $16 for 24hour permit, $9.75 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; rowboat rental $11.27 for 12 hours, $9.39 six hours; vehicle permit required. 7911663; www.greatparks.org. Symmes Township. Flying Trapeze Lessons, 5-6:30 p.m., Cincinnati Circus Company Flying Trapeze Summer Location, 126 W. Loveland Ave., New class progression designed to take students all the way up to professional level of training. Intro level students work on basics of flying trapeze and advanced students start working on catches. Family friendly. $45. Registration required. 921-5454. Loveland. S A T U R D A Y, A U G . 2 7

ART & CRAFT CLASSES

Sonny’s Solo Blues, 7 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, 697-9705; www.mamavitas.com. Loveland.

Plein Air Painting with Diane Debevec, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Learn about pleasures and challenges of working outdoors, and go home with one or two new pieces of art. Geared toward oil or acrylic on canvas or board; supplies not provided. Includes lunch. $90 both classes; $50 one class. Reservations required. 683-2340; www.grailville.org. Loveland.

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BENEFITS

MUSIC - BLUES

Kevin Shea, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, Reservations required. $8, $4 college and military night. Ages 18 and up. 9849288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

PUBLIC HOURS

Turner Farm, 2:30-9 p.m., Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road, Working organic farm and educational center. May sell produce (varies each week) and eggs. Flower CSA, April through frost. $50 for 10 bouquets of 25 stems. 561-7400; www.turnerfarm.org. Indian Hill.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Motherless Daughters Support Group, 78:30 p.m., Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Road, For adult women who have lost or miss nurturing care of their mother. Free. Presented by Motherless Daughters Ministry. 489-0892. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Family friendly. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 503-4262. Montgomery. F R I D A Y, A U G . 2 6

CIVIC

Free Computer and TV Recycling DropOff, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 2trg, Free. 946-7766; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. Blue Ash.

DINING EVENTS

Friday Night Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Outdoor covered patio or air-conditioned dining area. Music by Katie Pritchard, vocals and acoustic guitar. Includes specialty, a la carte and children’s dinners. Music, fishing demonstrations and naturalist’s wildlife programs. $3.95$9.25; parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663; www.greatparks.org. Symmes Township.

The Rockin’ Lobster Party, 6 p.m., The Children’s Home of Cincinnati, 5050 Madison Road, Includes whole Maine lobster and filet mignon buffet, open bar and called and silent auctions. Music by Kelly Red and the Hammerheads. Bob Herzog of Local 12 WKRC-TV, emcee. Lindsay Reynolds, event chair. Benefits The Children’s Home of Cincinnati. Ages 21 and up. $175. Registration required. 527-7261; bit.ly/jdJtJU. Madisonville.

EXERCISE CLASSES

Laughter Yoga, 9-10:30 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Combines laughter exercises and yoga breathing to give health benefits of hearty laughter. With Patrick Welage. Family friendly. $10. Registration required. 985-6732. Montgomery. Pre- and Post-Natal Water Fitness, Noon-1 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $45 per month, free for members. 9856742. Montgomery.

FARMERS MARKET

Montgomery Farmers Market, 9 a.m.12:30 p.m., Montgomery Elementary School, 9609 Montgomery Road, More than 20 vendors, including seven local growers, fresh European-style bread, locally-roasted coffee, local baked goods, homemade premium granola, pastured meat and chicken and pork, artisan gelato, artisan cheese, local herbs, honey, maple syrup and more. Includes weekly musical acts, cooking demonstrations and community events. 659-3465; www.montgomeryfarmersmarket.org. Montgomery.

FILMS

Laurel and Hardy Film Evening, 6:45 p.m., Seasons Retirement Community, 7300 Dearwester Drive, Auditorium. Cartoon “The Novelty Shop” (1936), “That’s My Wife (1929), “Feed ‘Em and Weep” (1938), “Twice Two” (1933) “Fate’s Fathead” (1934) and “Blotto” (1930). Bring snacks and beverages to share. $5, free ages 12 and under. Registration required. Presented by The Sons of the Desert. 559-0112; www.thechimptent.com. Kenwood.

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MUSIC - ACOUSTIC

Bob Cushing, 9 p.m., Shady O’Grady’s Pub, 9443 Loveland-Madeira Road, 791-2753. Symmes Township.

MUSIC - BENEFITS

Rescue Tails Charity Ball, 7-11 p.m., Receptions Banquet and Conference Center Loveland, 10681 Loveland Madeira Road, Music by the Jabs. Includes beer, wine, dinner, dessert, silent auction and raffles. Benefits Canine Justice Network. Ages 21 and up. $35. Reservations required by Aug. 15. Presented by Canine Justice Network. 4603888; www.caninejusticenetwork.com. Loveland.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Kevin Shea, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $12. Ages 21 and up. Reservations required. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

FILE PHOTO.

The Green Diamond Gallery is offering baseball fans an opportunity to visit its collection of baseball memorabilia with public tours. On Aug. 27, Green Diamond Gallery, 9366 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, will open its doors to the public for tours. Tours will begin at 10 a.m. and will last about an hour. Tours cost $20 per person and can accommodate up to 15 people per tour. Tours sold out in just a few days last time, so please make reservations as soon as possible. For more information about tours or membership call 984-4192 or e-mail JP@greendiamondgallery.com.The Green Diamond Gallery is an exclusive baseball club, offering photos, artifacts, and game-used equipment from the greatest players in the history of baseball. All proceeds from the Green Diamond Gallery benefit the Character and Courage Foundation. Pictured is Paul Huber, 13, of Edgewood, Ky., checking out some old baseball photographs at a fundraiser at the Green Diamond Gallery, earlier this year.

ON STAGE - COMEDY RECREATION

All-Night Fishing, 8 p.m., Lake Isabella, $16 for 24-hour permit, $9.75 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; rowboat rental $11.27 for 12 hours, $9.39 six hours; vehicle permit required. 791-1663; www.greatparks.org. Symmes Township. Flying Trapeze Lessons, 2-3:30 p.m. and 45:30 p.m., Cincinnati Circus Company Flying Trapeze Summer Location, $45. Registration required. 921-5454. Loveland.

VOLUNTEER EVENTS

Garden Volunteers Needed, 6:30-11:30 a.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road, Working in vegetable/flower gardens, on nature trail and in orchard.Reservations required. 3242873; www.grannyusgardenschool.com. Loveland. S U N D A Y, A U G . 2 8

HEALTH / WELLNESS

Meditation Workshop, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Learn to connect your mind and body. Learn meditation techniques from a certified meditation and yoga instructor. Ages 18 and up. $90; $75 member couples, $50 members. Reservations required. 9856742; www.trihealthpavilion.com. Montgomery.

Kevin Shea, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, $8, $4 bar and restaurant employee appreciation night. Ages 18 and up. Reservations required. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery. M O N D A Y, A U G . 2 9

AUDITIONS

Funny Girl, 7-9 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, 111 S. Second St., Please come prepared to sing a show tune and to dance. Bring dance shoes. Volunteers for behindthe-scenes positions also welcome. Free. Presented by Loveland Stage Company. Through Aug. 30. 683-3925; www.lovelandstagecompany.org. Loveland.

CIVIC

Free Computer and TV Recycling DropOff, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 2trg, Free. 946-7766; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. Blue Ash.

EXERCISE CLASSES

Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program, 5:30-6:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $120 for 10 classes, free for members. 985-6742. Montgomery.

FARMERS MARKET

Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m., Kenwood Towne Centre, 7875 Montgomery Road, Valet Parking Lot along Montgomery Road. Fresh tomatoes, corn, apples, mums, pumpkins and more. Seeking vendors. 745-9100; email jean.ohnmeis@ggp.com; www.kenwoodtownecentre.com. Kenwood. Loveland Farmers’ Market, 3-7 p.m., Loveland Station, W. Loveland Avenue, E. Broadway and Second Streets, parking lot, corner of E. Broadway and Second streets. Socially and environmentally responsible produce, meat and market items grown or made within 100 miles from Loveland. Presented by Loveland Farmers’ Market. info@lovelandfm.com; www.lovelandfm.com. Loveland.

HEALTH / WELLNESS

MUSEUMS

John Kuhnell Silverton Train Station Museum, 2-5 p.m., John Kuhnell Silverton Train Station Museum, 7054 Montgomery Road, Houses historic photographs and artifacts from the Silverton’s past, including the Olympic uniform of Barry Larkin, a retired Reds player and Silverton native son. The museum is operated by the Silverton Block Watch Association. “History of the City of Silverton: Late 1700s to 2006” book by James R. Replogle Jr. available for sale. Cost, $15. Free. 936-6233. Silverton.

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Tai Chi for Arthritis, 1:30-2:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Taught by certified Arthritis Tai Chi instructor, class is easy and enjoyable to learn, bringing with it many health benefits both safely and quickly. $120 for 10 classes. 985-0900. Montgomery.

HEALTH / WELLNESS

Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Shops at Harper’s Point, 11340 Montgomery Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Symmes Township. Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Braxton F. Cann Memorial Medical Center, 5818 Madison Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Madisonville.

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CIVIC

Free Computer and TV Recycling DropOff, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 2trg, Free. 946-7766; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. Blue Ash.

Caring for a Loved One with Dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease, 5-7 p.m., Arden Courts of Kenwood, 4580 E. Galbraith Road, Learn how-tos of dementia care-giving. Free. Presented by Caregiver Assistance Network. 745-9600; www.catholiccharitiesswo.org. Kenwood.

FARMERS MARKET

MUSIC - JAZZ

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Samba Jazz Syndicate, 7-10 p.m., Cactus Pear Southwest Bistro, 9500 Kenwood Road, No cover. 791-4424. Blue Ash.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Overeaters Anonymous, Noon, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road, Room 101. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 921-1922. Kenwood.

Farmers Market, 1-5:30 p.m., Sycamore Senior Center, 4455 Carver Woods Drive, Fresh produce from Wilfert Farms. Sycamore Senior Center members receive discount on purchases. 686-1010; www.sycamoreseniorcenter.org. Blue Ash. Pro-Am Night, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, Aspiring comics, amateurs and professionals take the stage. Ages 18 and up. $5. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

RECREATION

Open Sand Volleyball, 2-4 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15, free for members. 985-6722. Montgomery.

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AUDITIONS

Funny Girl, 7-9 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, Free. 683-3925; www.lovelandstagecompany.org. Loveland.

CIVIC

Free Computer and TV Recycling DropOff, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 2trg, Free. 946-7766; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. Blue Ash.

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PROVIDED

Grammy-winning guitarist and songwriter Peter Frampton performs at PNC Pavilion at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28. The Indian Hill resident is on a world tour year celebrating his multi-platinum-selling live album “Frampton Comes Alive!” Doors open at 6:30 p.m. There is a free pre-show wine tasting provided by Ohio Valley Wine. Concert tickets are $27.50, $47.50 and $59.50. Call 800-745-3000 or visit www.pncpavilion.com.

Women Writing for a Change Mastery Class, 6-8:30 p.m., Women Writing for a Change, 6906 Plainfield Road, Bi-weekly through Dec. 6. Co-ed class for those wishing to bring a body of writing closer to publication stage. Focus is on craft feedback, using large- and small-group practices and individual session with instructor. Ages 18 and up. $299. Registration required. Presented by Women Writing for a Change Foundation. 272-1171; www.womenwriting.org. Silverton.

PROVIDED

Cincinnati Museum Center celebrates Union Terminal’s history and its origins as a major transfer point for soldiers during World War II with “1940s Day” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. Relive the 1940s with activities in the Cincinnati History Museum’s “Cincinnati Goes to War” exhibit, 1940s era music, a recreated USO lounge, classic films and newsreels and a vintage car show. You can also leave your own story, or oral history, about the 1940s for the Cincinnati Historical Society Library. Visit www.cincymuseum.org or call 513-287-7000 for activity times.

Life

August 24, 2011

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Gluten-free food doesn’t have to be taste-free Each morning I say a prayer asking for guidance in setting priorities for what is usually a crazy busy day. Well, today that prayer led me to an interesting woman who is contributing to the health of folks who have gluten and other allergies. Her name is Chris Coleman and here’s how we met. I was trying to decide where to go first, Kroger or GFS. GFS won out and as I was walking in, Chris was walking out and introduced herself. She’s an Anderson Township reader who said, “I saw your pancake recipe in the paper and thought how nice it would be to share a gluten-free version.” Turns out she’s got a thriving business selling her tasty gluten-free, dairy-free goods at area retailers and it all started because her son is gluten intolerant. Her story is inspiring and shows that there’s a reason for challenges in our lives. She told me, “My son was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2001 at age 11.

At that time as a mother of a child with food restrictions I chose to go gluten-free him so Rita with we could figHeikenfeld ure out how Rita’s to live this life kitchen new style and enjoy it. “Ten years ago there was very little information about gluten-free, the selection of gluten-free choices were so slim and the products you could buy were not very good at all. “I started baking every day. In the beginning we threw more food away I made rather than eating it. Even today it sometimes takes me a few tries to get it right and taste great. “My son is now 21 and my mission is to help get more great tasting choices of gluten-free foods available for those who need them. I do make quite a few of my products dairy-free as well.” She sells her items under

PROVIDED

Chris Coleman’s/Sonny Marie’s gluten-free/dairy free-version of Rita’s buttermilk pancakes the Sonny Marie name, and her website is: www.sonnymaries.com. Her philosophy is “Brighten your day.” She certainly brightened mine.

Buttermilk pancakes Chris Coleman’s/Sonny Marie’s gluten-free/dairy-free version of Rita’s recipe

1 cup buttermilk 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 egg 1 ⁄2 cup rice flour (brown or white) 1 ⁄4 cup potato starch 1 ⁄4 cup cornstarch 1 teaspoon each baking powder and baking soda 1 ⁄8 tsp xanthan gum 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt Butter for griddle

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Mix egg, buttermilk and vanilla together. Mix dry ingredients together and add to egg mixture. Let sit a few minutes before cooking on buttered griddle or pan. Makes about six pancakes, 5 to 6 inches in diameter. Dairy-free: Replace buttermilk with 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar mixed into 1 cup rice milk and replace butter with Earth Balance buttery spread or oil. Not as fluffy but still tastes great.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

Xanthan gum is a food additive made from corn syrup, used as a thickener, stabilizer and emulsifier.

Pecan crusted catfish

Catfish is readily available and is a good source of protein. For the Colerain Township reader who enjoyed a pan-fried version with pecans at a restaurant and wanted a simple recipe to make at home. 1

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Seasoned salt (or regular) and pepper 4 catfish filets, 4-6 oz each Canola oil or butter Lemon wedges Process the cornmeal and pecans in a food processor with a teaspoon seasoned or regular salt and several dashes pepper until nuts are finely ground. You can also do this by hand by putting the nuts in a plastic food bag and hitting them with a mallet and then mixing them with the cornmeal, etc. Dredge fish in cornmeal mixture, patting it to coat well. Film a pan with oil over medium high heat. Cook filets until golden brown and firm, four to five minutes each side. Adjust seasonings and serve with squeeze of lemon.

Medium white sauce

For Jenny, a Covington reader, who wanted a foolproof white sauce for veggies like her mom made. “It looked easy when she made it,” she said. It is!

PROVIDED

Anderson Township resident Chris Coleman is the owner of Sonny Marie’s, which specializes in glutenfree and dairy-free foods. 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 2 tablespoons flour Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup milk Melt butter over medium heat and whisk in flour. When it bubbles whisk in milk. Cook, whisking constantly, until it thickens, a couple minutes longer. Season to taste. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community press.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Lighthouse ‘cares’ for graduating teens Lighthouse Youth Services CARES Committee, a volunteer group that works on projects to benefit Lighthouse programs, recently worked collaboratively to plan and assist with May’s graduation ceremony at the Lighthouse Community School. Specifically, CARES volunteers gathered donations and assembled duffel bags with gifts and basic necessities that would help these young graduates who are often on their own after emancipating from the child welfare system. The CARES Committee co-chairs, Rhonda Sheakley and Lauren Cohen, both of

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Lighthouse Community School graduates sit with their duffel bags on graduation day. Indian Hill, have spearheaded a number of projects to benefit teenagers and young adults who have difficult home situations.

CARES Committee members represent a variety of Cincinnati communities, including Hyde Park, Anderson Township,

Batavia, Cheviot, Madeira, Loveland, Indian Hill and others. During the course of the school year, the CARES

Committee volunteers also had a Homecoming Dance in the fall, assembled 200 goodie bags for the students who took the OGTs and

wrote notes of encouragement throughout the year. A total of 10 high school students graduated from Lighthouse Community School, a charter school sponsored by Cincinnati Public Schools, at the end of May. The students who attend Lighthouse Community School come from some of the most challenging circumstances, often being referred to the school after having trouble elsewhere. For more information or to volunteer for the CARES Committee, contact Volunteer Coordinator Lindsay Schoeni at 487-7151.

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RELIGION

Brecon United Methodist Church

The church offers worship services on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Sundays. Samaritan Closet hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Samaritan Closet offers clothing and food to people with demonstrated needs. Bread from Panera is available on Thursdays and Saturdays. The Samaritan Closet is located next to the church. The church is at 7388 E. Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 4897021.

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

The Labor Day Walk to benefit the African Well Fund is Sept. 3. Contact the church office for details. The church is searching for crafters and vendors to join the Fall Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 12. Register at www.cosumc.org/craftshow.htm. The UMW Reading Group will meet at 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 29, to discuss the book “Lottery” by Patricia Wood. You are welcome to join the discussion. Traditional worship services are 8:20 a.m. and 11 a.m.; contemporary music is 9:40 a.m. every Sunday. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati; 791-3142; www.cosumc.org.

Epiphany United Methodist Church

On the weekend of Sept. 11, the 10year anniversary of 9/11, the church will come together for special services at 5 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, to remember and reflect. Wee Three Kings Preschool, a ministry of Epiphany United Methodist Church, has openings for the 18-24 month Parent’s Day Out classes.

About religion

Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. E-mail announcements to areeves@communitypress.co m, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. Mail to: Loveland Herald, Attention: Andrea Reeves, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, OH 45140. Classes meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Parents may choose one or two days a week. If interested, call Stacy at 683-4256. 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. The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 6779866.

Loveland Presbyterian Church

The church’s High School Students started in July to join together on Wednesday night from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. for “United,” a high school outreach event that is made up of different Church groups and they have invited us to join them. During the summer they meet at their volunteers’ homes for a pool party and a devotional. During the school year we will meet at Receptions and play games and give students the opportunity to ask questions about God or religion by texting in their question. Volunteers are needed for Vacation Bible School in a number of areas including adult drivers, Bible story, recreation, crafts and age group leaders. Contact Hays, Brakefield or the church office to volunteer. Worship service time is 10 a.m. Sundays. Sunday School has several Bible study classes for adults and children from 11:30 a.m. to noon. The new Connect Family service is 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays. Join the group for free dinner, fellowship and study classes. The church has youth groups for preteens in grades 7-8 and teens in ninth- through 12th-grades from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of each month. The church is at 360 Robin Ave., Loveland; 683-2525; www.LPCUSA.org.

Loveland United Methodist Church

Service times are 8:15 a.m. to 9 a.m. for Morning Chapel, an intimate gathering of the community of faith worshiping in a traditional setting; 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for Engage, the praise band “Clutch” leads worship in a contemporary style; and 11 a.m. to noon for Classic Tradition, traditional worship led by various musical groups including Chancel Choir, adult and children’s bell choirs and children’s Sunday School Chorus. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided all morning on Sunday. Visit www.lovelandumc.org or call the church office to find out about all

the ministry offerings at Loveland UMC. Explore Small Groups, Bible Studies, Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, Adults Ministry and Senior’s Ministry and Mission/Outreach opportunities. The church also offer opportunities to connect in various Worship Arts ministries such as music, drama and visuals. In addition, there is a United Methodist Women and a Men’s Ministry as well. There are opportunities for all ages to get connected. The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-1738.

each month. The church is at 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 984-8401; www.st-barnabas.org.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

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The church will have enrollment and volunteer opportunities for Sunday School starting this fall. Contact the church for details. Summer worship service times are 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday (through Aug. 28). Beginning Sept. 3, the church returns to its normal service schedule – 5 p.m. Saturdays; and 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 101 S. Lebanon Drive, Loveland; 683-4244; www.popluther.org; www.poppastors.wordpress.com.

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

The annual Parish Picnic is 4 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 28, at Montgomery Park. Bring beverages and a side dish to share. There will be fun activities for all ages. The next Habitat for Humanity work day is Sept. 10. Contact the church for sign up information. The church is collecting non-perishable grocery items for the Findlay Street food pantry and seeking volunteers to deliver bread daily from Kroger and Panera. Findlay Street summer camp started June 6 and continues Monday through Friday throughout the summer. Volunteers are need to help chaperone field trips, direct craft projects, make sandwich lunches and more. Contact the church for further information. An Intercessory Healing Prayer Service is held the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. A Men’s Breakfast group meets on Wednesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. at Steak ‘n’ Shake in Montgomery. Ladies Bible Study meets at 10 a.m. on Tuesday mornings at the church. Friends in Fellowship meets at 6:15 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month for dinner at the church. A Bereavement Support Group for widow and widowers meets from 10-11 a.m. the second and fourth Saturdays. Sunday worship services are 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Parent Church School meets at 9:30 a.m. the second Sunday of

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rides, folklore, dancing and entertainment for everyone to enjoy. The church is at 6577 Branch HillMiamiville Road, Loveland; 5839600.

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

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River Hills Christian Church

Thriving Moms is a group for moms of infants through high school students that meets weekly to receive encouragement and instruction, make friends and have fun; conducted 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; www.riverhillscc.com.

The church is inviting the entire community to its Mediterranean Food Festival Aug. 19-21. There will be lots of food and drinks, games and

Worship Services

PromiseLand Church

The church is hosting Prayer Revival every Tuesday beginning at 7:30 p.m. Open format. Everyone is welcome to come and pray. Sunday Worship Service is at 11 a.m. The church is located at 6227 Price Road, Loveland; 677-5981, plclovelandoh.com.

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

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101 South Lebanon Rd. Loveland, OH 45140 683-4244 Lead Pastor Jonathan Eilert Pastor Grant Eckhart Saturday Service 5:00pm Sunday Services 9:00 & 10:30am No Sunday School http://www.princeofpeaceelca.org

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David Kisor will bring his children’s music program to Ascension at 3:30 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 10. The Give Back Concert with David Kisor will benefit the Ronald McDonald House. Young children learn positive, powerful and exciting music as they sing and dance with David. Suggested donation is a new toy for Ronald McDonald House or $5 per person, $20 per family. Please call the church at 793-3288 for additional information. Ascension will celebrate its last 10 a.m. summer worship on Sunday, Sept. 11, with Coming Home Sunday. The fall schedule with services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. begins Sunday, Sept. 18 with education opportunities at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Community and world donations continue throughout the summer. Backpacks and dry erase markers are collected for people served by the Northeast Emergency Distribution Service (NEEDS) as well as various food items. Health Kits for Lutheran World Relief will be collected until Sunday, Sept. 18. Other collections include empty pill bottles and aluminum cans and items for the NICU University Hospital (receiving blankets, onesies sleepers and 4-ounce baby bottles). The community is invited to participate. Call Ascension at 793-3288 for more information. Ascension is participating in the Southern Ohio Synod ELCA Malaria Campaign through education about the disease and donations from members and various church groups. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288, www.ascensionlutheranchurch.com .

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DEATHS

Lawrence Rudolph DeLois

Lawrence Rudolph DeLois, 83, of Loveland died Aug. 12. He was a veteran. Survived by wife, Christine E. (nee Blackwell) DeLois; children Pete (Lynne) Delois, Nancy (Mark) Roberts and Susan (Bo) Wahl; children Pete (Lynne) DeLois Delois, Nancy (Mark) Roberts and Susan (Bo) Wahl; grandchildren Eleanor Andrews, Nicholas (Ali) Andrews, Laura Andrews, Jessica Roberts, Natalie Roberts, Erin Welage, Rudy DeLois, Sam DeLois and Carly DeLois; great-grandchildren Dylan Andrews, Michael DiTomaso, Landon Gorton, Adrianna Patrick and Sophie Andrews; sister, Emily DeLois; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father, Antonio DeLois; and mother, Pasqualina (nee Benedetta) DeLois. Services were Aug. 17 at St. Columban Church, Loveland.

Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263; or Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Russell J. Young

Russell J. Young, 85, of Loveland died Aug. 13. He was a veteran. Survived by wife, June (nee Genkinger) Young; children Helen (Stephen) Meyers and Rosemary Young; granddaughter Stephanie (Magdahi Ortiz Roblero) Meyers; Young sisters Mary Wethington and Lola Harlow and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father, Russell L. Young; mother, Hilda (nee Boertlein) Young; sister, Shirley Tulley; brothers, Arthur Young and Donald Young. Services were Aug. 18 at St. Columban Church, Loveland. Memorials in Memory of Russell J. Young to Glenmary Home Missioners, P.O. Box 465618 Cincinnati, OH 45246.

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The Community Press publishes 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. Tom Butler, 774-6351 or 683-3444. Juvenile, 15, drug possession, paraphernalia, Aug. 6. Alichia Brooks, 32, 5668 Crooked Tree, domestic violence, Aug. 7. Joel Vanover, 33, 6032 Mills Row, theft, receiving stolen property, Aug. 7. Angela M. Vanover, 34, 6032 Mills Row, theft, receiving stolen property, Aug. 17.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Male was assaulted at 1075 Fox Run, Aug. 7.

Burglary

Four sets of golf clubs taken at 6716 Sandy Shore, Aug. 1. Nintendo, Playstation, etc. taken; $600 at 426 Walnut Grove, Aug. 4. Jewelry taken; $13,400 at 6470 Wardwood Court, Aug. 6.

Criminal damage

Gas hose damaged at Shell Station at Ohio 28, Aug. 1. Hole put into wall at 949 Creek Knoll, Aug. 2. Mailbox damaged at 589 Miami

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Yard ornaments put under vehicle at 6215 Mallard Trace, Aug. 2.

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Legal Notice The City of Loveland Planning & Zoning Commission will conduct a public hearing Monday, September 12, 2011, at and around 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at Loveland City Hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave., Loveland, Ohio 45140. The purpose of the hearing is to allow the general public an opportunity to comment on: Case No. 11-15: Request for Special Exemption by Martin Schickel to operate an outdoor hotdog stand in the downtown H- Historic District located at 127 West Loveland Ave, current location of Bob Roncker’s Running Spot. All interested parties are urged to attend. Individuals with disabilities requiring special accommodations that are participating in or wish to attend this hearing should call 513.683.0150 seven (7) days in advance so arrangements can be made. 8969

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The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences Seeks Public Comment PUBLIC NOTICE OF UPCOMING ACCREDITATION REVIEW VISIT BY THE NLNAC Announcement The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences’ Nursing Program wishes to announce that it will host a site review for initial accreditation of its Associate of Applied Science nursing program by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. You are invited to meet the site visit team and share your comments about the nursing program in person at a meeting scheduled for September 28, 2011 from 3:30 4:30 at The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to: Dr. Sharon Tanner, Chief Executive Officer 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, GA 30326 email: sjtanner@nlnac.org All written comments should arrive at NLNAC by September 20, 2011. 1001659242

$149 at 1367 Lindencreek, Aug. 4. Gasoline not paid for at Thorton’s; $60.16 at Ohio 28, Aug. 4. Money taken from wallet; $390 at 6965 Donna Jay, Aug. 5. Coins taken from vacuum boxes at Water Works Car Wash at Wolfpen Pleasant Road, Aug. 7. Shoes taken from Kohl’s; $60 at Ohio 28, Aug. 7. Fire-pit taken at 6538 Cedar Ridge, Aug. 7. Gas grill and vacuum taken from Meijer; $579 at Ohio 28, Aug. 7.

Vandalism

Port-o-let “blown up” at Eastside Church lot at Montclair Blvd., Aug. 2.

SYMMES TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Cassie Thierrauf, 27, 5951 Bonnie Lee Lane, theft at 11311 Montgomery Road, July 20.

Incidents/investigations Burglary Residence entered at 12108 Sycamore Terrace, July 20.

Domestic violence

Female reported at Snider Road, July 22.

Identity fraud

Reported at 9112 Coachtrail, July 26.

Theft

Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 11850 Lebanon Road, July 28. $1,500 removed at 8695 Harper’s Point, Aug. 4. Shoes valued at $18 removed at 9148 Union Cemetery, July 25. Reported at 11825 Enyart, July 27. Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 11790 Snider Road, July 26. Medications of unknown value removed at 83555 Fields Ertel Road, July 21. Merchandise of unknown value removed at 11311 Montgomery Road, July 21.

REAL ESTATE LOVELAND (CLERMONT CO.)

310 East Loveland Ave., Stacey McIntyre, trustee to Jay Uhl, trustee, 0.202 acre, $66,500. 173 Ramsey Court, Richard & Christina Hall to Edward & Barbara Hanko, 0.329 acre, $465,000.

LOVELAND (HAMILTON CO.)

253 Wheaton Court: Tumolo Samuel F. & Jean L. Corbus to Cowan Andrew; $164,000. 420 Carrington Lane: Federal National Mortgage Association to Machiya Lyndon; $49,500. 420 Carrington Lane: Salieva Djamilia & Denis Loboda to Kim Jin; $71,000.

MIAMI TOWNSHIP

6552 Arborcrest Lane, Mark & Elizabeth Crone to Michael Morris, $97,000. 5614 Autumn Wind Drive, Donald & Mary Bowman to Jill & Daniel Jones, 0.764 acre, $205,000. 1013 Bayhill Lane, Cary & Jennifer Sierzputowski to Scott & Christina Henthorn, 0.5 acre, $377,500. 5606 Beech Grove Drive, Lori Luanne Meadows to Gregoy Lotz, $167,500. 6380 Branch Hill Guinea Road, James Purcell, trustee to Kaleshwari Inc., 0.723 acre, $450,000. 6357 Branch Hill Miamiville, Frank Tvrdy, et al. to DLJ Mortgage Capital Inc., $86,666.67. 822 Briar Cove Court, Margaret Webb, trustee to Margaret Calton, trustee, 1.16 acre, $169,000. 1068 Cedar Drive, Troy Robinson, et al. to Beneficial Ohio Inc., $86,667. 1289 Deblin Drive, Louis & Jan Baker to Joseph Mays, $149,900. 6700 Deerview Drive, Zorichak LLC to Garrett & Yanette Hedges, 0.459 acre, $418,000. 598 Doe Run Road, Scott Saunders to Sean & Amy Wahl, 0.499 acre, $480,000.

About real estate transfers

Clermont County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Clermont County Auditor Linda L. Fraley. Hamilton County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate.


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