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City not in giving mood

By Jeanne Houck

Seeing double

Two principals have been assigned to the Loveland Primary/Elementary School campus this school year in an effort to bring the top administrators closer to students and to cut costs. Doug Savage formerly was principal of both the primary and elementary schools on Loveland-Madeira Road and Kevin Fancher was the assistant principal at the primary school. SEE STORY, A3

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They asked, but they didn’t receive. Loveland has turned down requests from four non-profit organizations that wanted the city to allocate money or non-cash support. “Since the 2008 fiscal year, city staff has recommended the elimination of financial or in-kind support for worthy not-for-profit organizations in the community other than in-kind support for recreation leagues and assistance for the Loveland Stage Company following the October of 2008 fire,” Loveland City Manager Tom Carroll told Loveland City Council Aug. 10. Council took no action on the non-profits’ requests, which means the staff recommendation to deny them stands. The Loveland Arts Council asked for $595 and the Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum asked for $3,000. Loveland’s Amazing Race and the Loveland Youth Softball Association asked for in-kind services. Proposed uses of the financial and in-kind support ranged from waived fees to the use of fields to general maintenance. “The city has always been very supportive of the race and a great partner in community events, so I am sure it will all work out,” said Doug Portmann, organizer of Loveland’s Amazing Race. Carroll said that, “While these are all worthy community organizations, it is my feeling that ongoing support from the city should be eliminated and support for special events and organizations like

See LOVELAND on page A2 “While these are all worthy community organizations, it is my feeling that ongoing support from the city should be eliminated and support for special events and organizations like the museum and Stage Company should be earmarked for specific projects rather than generally granted ... Given the city’s budgetary constraints and uncertainty with the economy, I feel this position is even more justifiable today than in 2008.”



Back-to-school shopping is mom’s personal mission By Chuck Gibson

About the Initiative

Lori Sence is proud of her sister, Pam Butts. Every year, as back-to-school time arrives, Pam fills several book bags with school supplies and donates them. Sence eagerly shared how her sister searches the “back-toschool” ads, plots her “shopping venture” to all the supply stores and finds the best deals and rebates for school supplies. Clearly trying to avoid the spotlight shined upon her by her sister, Butts downplayed her efforts to help. “I like good deals. It’s fun,” Butts said. “I went and got good deals. This backpack thing came up and it’s easy to throw them in a backpack.” Butts began her personal backto-school supply mission when she saw a request for backpacks by the Loveland Initiative about three years ago. No one and no place is immune from her mission to scour the ads and find the best deals. Family, friends and neighbors all get pulled into her fervor

The Loveland Initiative can be reached at 513-677-8600 On the web at: oh/lovelandsholomintiative for helping. “My kids are horrified,” she said. “I make them go with me because there might only be like six per customer. I make them go through the line. It works.” She doesn’t ask neighbors and friends to “go through the line,” but they see the ads and give her their coupons too. Butts even stopped during family vacation time in South Carolina to take advantage of a good deal on school supplies. Butts buys the rebate items and mails in the completed rebate forms. By the time she’s done shopping, she donates what amounts to hundreds of dollars of school supplies that cost her nothing or next to nothing. This is the third year she’s done it since she first saw the Loveland Initiative request in 2008. Even though stores seemed to offer less good

deals this year, she was able to increase the number of backpacks she donated. “Little moments with little effort can make changes,” Butts said. “It’s not hard. Everyday little things with a little effort help make a little difference.” She doesn’t limit her giving to school supplies for the Loveland Initiative. The Loveland “Clawset” at Loveland Intermediate School is a favorite drop-off point when she finds deals on other everyday items. She explained the Loveland “Clawset” is set up to provide those types of items for area families in need. Seeing the generous and selfless efforts of her sister, Pam (Goldschmidt) Butts, is inspiring for Lori (Goldschmidt) Sence. “I hear her little voice saying take a little time,” Sence said. “You betcha I’ll be getting supplies for others. You wait, one day I’m going to outdo her.” What does Pam think about all this? She’d rather see the attention focused on someone else. “I hope there’s another human interest story and you can just bump this one,” Butts said.

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Pam Butts, left, and her sister, Lori Sence, with some of the “good deals” school supplies Butts donates to the Loveland Initiative to help others in need.

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Adult dependents could cost more for township employees By Amanda Hopkins

“We’re still helping our employees (by providing the insurance), but not charging the taxpayers anymore.”

Symmes Township employees can now be charged for adding adult dependent children to the township insurance plan. Township trustees voted to establish a policy that would allow the township to charge employees for adding adult dependent children. New health insurance laws state that a qualifying adult dependent child up to

Jodie Leis Symmes Township trustee

28 years old by Ohio law and up to 26 years by federal law can be added to their parents’ insurance. “We’re still helping our employees (by providing

the insurance), but not charging the taxpayers any more,” Trustee Jodie Leis said. Prices would increase by $200 to $300 a month for insurance if an employee of the township on a single plan added an adult dependent child and upgraded to a family plan. The deductible on a single health savings plan would also increase from $2,000 to $4,000 moving an employee from a single plan to a family plan with an adult dependent.


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The township will also require the employee to cover the cost of the increased deductible. Trustee Ken Bryant voted in approval for the charge, but said that it would need to be re-evaluated before employees enrolled in insurance plans for next year. A resolution will be presented at an upcoming trustee meeting to formally approve the changes.

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Citizens police academy

Once again the Loveland Police Division is preparing for the annual Citizens Police Academy this fall. Class begins Wednesday, Sept. 8, and concludes Wednesday, Nov. 10. This 10week course will be at the Loveland Safety Center on Wednesday evenings from

6:30 to 9:30. Classes include: K-9 demonstration, domestic violence, investigations, firearms safety and training on the department’s Justified Use of Force Simulator. Participants will also tour the Hamilton County Justice Center. The class is free and open to those who live or work in the Loveland area. Those who are interested can call Officer Chad Caudell 5833000 or e mail

20 arrested in Miami Twp. Community Press Report Miami Township Police arrested 20 people late Thursday, July 29, and early Friday, July 30, after they

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with more in-kind services, such as providing public works and police department personnel at no cost or at least a minimal cost,” Cox said. “I feel this should apply to any city-sponsored event, whether it is planned by a council-appointed committee or an organization that exists within the city.” Mayor Rob Weisgerber said there are many worthy organizations that seek support from Loveland, and that Loveland already supports many of them. “If an organization makes money on their event and in the end gives grants to organizations either within or outside the city, the money the city would provide becomes just a passthrough to another organization,” Weisgerber said. “Since the organizations wanting support are worthy organizations, the city provides support in the form of safety services, patrols, cleanup, etc ... In the end, the city does support many or these organizations but with ‘in-kind’ support and not just the money they request.” Councilman Mark Fitzgerald pointed out that this is the first round of requests since the new policy went into effect. “While there may well be flaws in the policy and need for ‘tweaking’ it, I’d like to go through one season under this policy, see how it works and then consider changes or improvements next year,” Fitzgerald said.

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the museum and Stage Company should be earmarked for specific projects rather than generally granted. “Given the city’s budgetary constraints and uncertainty with the economy, I feel this position is even more justifiable today than in 2008.” Carroll said staff intends only to grant free access to (Nisbet Park off Railroad Avenue), liability-insurance coverage already granted and up to $2,000 worth of staffing support to Loveland’s Amazing Race. Staffing support will be based on how much organizers donate to Lovelandbased charities. Council established a policy in 2009 that spells out a process for non-profits to seek financial and nonfinancial support. Among other things, the policy requires that organizations seeking support have appropriate organizational structures and financial controls in place. Councilwoman Linda Cox said Loveland has deemed seven events citysponsored events, and they include Loveland’s Amazing Race, the Loveland Art Show, the Loveland Frog Festival, the Capt. Seth Mitchell Hero 5K, Christmas in Loveland, Concerts in the Park and the Fourth of July parade and observance. “While we all know the economy is bad and budgets are tight, I’d like to see council support these events

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Primary-elementary campus now has two principals By Jeanne Houck

Two principals have been assigned to the Loveland Primary/Elementary School campus this school year in an effort to bring the top administrators closer to students and to cut costs. Doug Savage formerly was principal of both the primary and elementary schools on LovelandMadeira Road and Kevin Fancher was the assistant principal at the primary school. When students returned to school Tuesday, Aug. 24, they found that Fancher has been named principal of Loveland Primary School and Savage principal of Loveland Elementary School. Fancher’s former assistant principal position at the primary school has been cut, as has the assistant principal position at the elementary school. The latter was vacated when Garth Carlier was appointed assistant principal at Loveland

Middle School. That leaves one less administrator at the primary/elementary school campus and no more at other schools. “In an effort to respond to the economic times, we took a hard look at how we could minimize the number of building administrators while bringing the building principals closer to the students, staff and the classrooms on a daily basis,” Superintendent John Marschhausen said. “By returning to two principals, each principal will be able to narrow his focus and support the improvement of learning and achievement for all students. The needs of the primary learner are different than those of the third- and fourth-grade learners.” Marschhausen said that with each principal having students in just two grades, the principals will be able to get to know the students better. Savage and Fancher say they are up for the change. “The last three years

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Sheriff program focused on service, safety By Amanda Hopkins

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An administrative reorganization of the Loveland Primary/Elementary School campus means Doug Savage (left) will be principal of the elementary school and Kevin Fancher principal of the primary school. have resulted in an alignment of several core-focus areas campus-wide,” Savage said. “I believe the time is right for Mr. Fancher and I to bring a concentrated effort to each individual building. “We have great staff committed to continued positive outcomes for our students,” Savage said. Said Fancher: “The new configuration allows me to be back in the building focusing on the instruction of our first- and secondgrade students.” Savage will be assigned a full-time building coordinator at the elementary school and Fancher a parttime building coordinator at

the primary school. Building coordinators, who have teaching contracts, will assist the principals with student discipline and dayto-day operations. Fancher is not being given a full-time building coordinator because six of the primary school’s firstgrade sections are at the Loveland Early Childhood Center on LovelandMiamiville Road and the discipline demands of first-and second-graders are less than that of third- and fourthgraders, Marschhausen said. Fancher’s part-time building coordinator will teach part time. The coordinators have yet to be named.

Symmes Township businesses can expect regular visits from their local police. Hamilton County sheriff liaison Lt. Tom Butler is working on a new community business check program where the eight township officers and the four county officers who patrol the township will be assigned to b u s i n e s s e s Butler in the community as the owners and managers points of contact. “We’ll give them a name and a face and not just a black and gold car,” Butler said. Butler said the officers will start the program July 12 by going to each business, meeting with the owners and managers and updating emergency contact information which will be given to all officers working in the township. Officers will also regularly check businesses and keep the owners and man-

Lt. Tom Butler Hamilton County sheriff liaison to Symmes Township

agers updated on the security of the businesses. He said the main purpose is to give the businesses an officer to call for non-emergency situations, such as loitering or abandoned cars, who will be required to respond within 48 hours. He said this program is also a way for the officers to get to know the community. “(The businesses) will have more confidence, more security,” Butler said. Butler hopes to have the entire emergency contact list updated by the end of the year. Butler is also starting the program in Columbia Township. He said businesses in both townships can also contact him directly with questions. To contact Lt. Tom Butler with the Hamilton County Sheriff Patrol Division, call 683-3444.

Clermont County mental health levy placed on ballot By John Seney

Passage of a renewal tax levy on the November ballot will continue the funding of mental health services in Clermont County.

The county commissioners July 28 voted to place the 0.50-mill renewal levy on the Nov. 2 election ballot. The purpose of the levy is to provide or maintain alcohol, drug addiction and

mental health services. The five-year levy will be collected beginning in 2012 and last through 2016. Renewal of the levy will not result in taxes being raised.

Lee Ann Watson, assistant director of the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board, said the agency provides services to 15,000 people a year. Services provided include suicide prevention,

school-based counseling, counseling for senior citizens and drug prevention and treatment services. “We provide a safety net of services to Clermont County residents,” she said. Commissioner Ed

Humphrey said if the levy doesn’t pass “we lose vital services to our community.” “Mental health issues affect every one,” Watson said. “It’s very vital we pass this levy and maintain funding.”

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Kids First coming to Miami Twp. By Mary Dannemiller

Cincinnati’s popular Kids First Sports Center will be expanding to Miami Township this September. Kids First Too will be moving into a 7,000 square-foot space at Recreations Outlet, 885 Ohio 28, and will primarily offer gymnastics programs, Kids First Sports Center vice president Steve Greeley said. “The original Kids First here on Kemper Road has about 108,000 square feet, so the one we’ll have in Recreations Outlet will be smaller,” he said. “We’ll be offering gymnastics for children 8 months through 13 years. It will fundamental gymnastics for boys and girls.”

The popular Tumble Bees program, for children 18 months to 6 years, also will be offered at the new location, Greeley said. “Tumble Bees has achieved near legendary status serving three generations of children in the Greater Cincinnati area,” he said. “It’s hard not to bump into someone who doesn’t know the words to the Tumble Bees song they sing at the beginning and the end of the class.” Greeley also said the gymnastics classes offered at Kids First Too, including a Girls Gym Jam and a Boys Gym Jam, won’t be competitive. “At this age, we feel the most important lesson we can instill is that of achieve-

good chance to see how it works,” Weeks said. “Parents also can bring children in to play during the week for $4 per child and $6 per child on the weekend.” Miami Township Assistant Administrator Jeff Wright said Kids First would be a perfect fit for both the township and Recreations Outlet. “Recreations Outlet has quickly become a major asset to the township in that they draw a large number of consumers to their location from a very large portion of the region,” he said. “Kids First would essentially be a tenant of theirs. Kids First is a very unique and successful sports business that will compliment the Recreations Outlet business.”

ment, of setting a goal and climbing the progressive steps to reach that goal,” he said. The girls class will focus on uneven bars, balance beams and tumbling, while the boys will learn about the rings, parallel bars and pommel horse, Greeley said. “(The) boys will get a weekly, non-stop blast of gymnastic activity guaranteed to burn off some of the seemingly limitless energy boys are so famous for,” he said. Recreations Outlet sells playground equipment, but allows parents to bring their children to play on items in the showroom, said project manager Carla Weeks. “We allow children to come into our facility and play so parents can get a

Aggregation programs are up for trustee vote July 27 By Amanda Hopkins

Before an aggregation program is endorsed, Symmes Township trustees are exploring every option. The Symmes Township Board of Trustees are reviewing programs with both Duke Energy and Dominion for electric aggregation. Dominion is offering 5.89 cents per kilowatt hour and Duke is offering 6.19 cents per kilowatt hour. Both Trustee President Phil Beck and Trustee Jodie Leis support an endorsement of Duke Energy because of the company’s local connection. Dominion is based out of Virginia.

Trustee Ken Bryant said he will choose an electric provider based on who will save the residents the most money. The township is also in discussion with Integrys for gas aggregation. The trustees will choose an electric provider to endorse at a July 27 special meeting. A decision on gas aggregation may also be made at the meeting. Beck said Duke Retail Sales is also offering an endorsement opt-in program that would give residents the 6.19 cents per kilowatt hour rate before the electric aggregation program goes into effect. The endorsement program also gives the option of

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projects such as parades, Super Senior Saturday, MidSummer in the Meadows and other events.” The post is lead by Miami Township Police Officers Kyle Ball and Skip Rasfeld, who help guide the members through the program. “I think Kyle Ball and Skip Rasfeld do an excellent job as post advisors, as made obvious by the achievements they’ve accomplished,” Bailey said. “The post has grown in size since they’ve been the advisors and I think that also speaks to the good job they’re doing.” There are 30 registered members of the post and about 16 of those participate regularly, Rasfeld said. “We teach them about basic police duties,” he said. “For instance, traffic stops, domestic violence, burglary in progress, bomb scene response and first aid. Essentially it teaches them how we would respond to different scenarios and how to control a scene.” Several former members of the post have either joined the military or attended police academies, Rasfeld said. “What I tell them is it’s just as important to find out if being a police officer is something you want to do as it is to find out if you don’t want to do it,” he said. Explorers who excel in the program are allowed to ride along with police officers up to twice a month, Rasfeld said. “They get a chance to do ride alongs if they’re in good standing and have good grades,” he said. “The can ride along with us and I think that’s kind of like a reward to them. It gives them actual first hand experience.” Anyone between the ages of 14 and 21 can join the program if they have a clean record and live in the area, Rasfeld said. For more information about the program, call 248-3721.


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August 25, 2010

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Striking the right notes with the right music teacher

Finding the right music teacher can make all the difference between success and failure in a child’s music lessons. All music teachers are not the same and do not carry the same credentials. Parents ideally want a teacher who is close, available at the right times and reasonably priced. Music Teachers National Association is here to offer advice on other factors to consider, as well as how to make the right decision. When selecting your child’s music teacher, it is best to consult

with friends, family members and others who are acquainted with area music teachers. Also try asking for recommendations from schools, churches, music stores or area teacher organizations. Word-of-mouth is often the best resource when seeking the right teacher. After getting a few teaching prospects, arrange an in-person interview, if possible. This allows you to familiarize yourself with the teachers, ask questions about the teacher’s studio policies, expectations and

Loveland City Schools announces program policy Loveland City Schools has announced its 20102011 program policy year for free and reduced-price meals or free milk for students unable to pay the full price of meals or milk served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast, After School Care Snack or Special Milk Program. Each school’s central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party. The Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines will be used for determining eligibility. Children from families whose annual income is at or below the federal guidelines are eligible for free and reduced price meals or free milk if the school participates in the Special Milk Program. Application forms are being distributed to all homes in a letter to parents

and guardians. To apply for free and reduced-price benefits, households should fill out the application and return it to the school. Additional copies are available at the principal’s office of each school. A complete application is required. Families with children eligible for school meals may also be eligible for free health care coverage through Medicaid and/or Ohio’s Healthy Start & Healthy Families programs. These programs include coverage for doctor visits, immunizations, physicals, prescriptions, dental, vision, mental health, substance abuse and more. Call 1-800-324-8680 for more information or to request an application. Information can also be found at consumers/familychild.stm.

SCHOOLS NOTES Preschool registration

Tender Years Cooperative Preschool in Loveland opens its registration to the public 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, at the school, 360 Robin Ave. Parents and guardians can learn how to be an integral part of their child’s first school experience while getting to know other families. The school currently has openings in both the morning and afternoon 3year-old program. Call 588-4975 or visit for more information.

Niedermeier attends college-prep program

Nicholas Niedermeier of Loveland, a Cincinnati Country Day student, attended the Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy, a summer lan-

guage immersion program for precollege students at Oberlin College. MMLA offers immersion programs in Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish and Niedermeier German. Niedermeier spent the four weeks studying French and Spanish.


Madeline Kenter has accepted a Dean’s Scholarship to attend The University of Findlay in the fall. Kenter, a 2010 graduate of Loveland High School, is the daughter of Patty and Keith Kenter. She plans to major in physical therapy at Findlay.

teaching styles. This is also the time to address any concerns you may have. During this interview, you should ask the teacher if he or she is a member of Music Teachers National Association and if he or she holds MTNA Professional Certification. Both of these convey a commitment to ongoing professional development, which is an important quality to look for in a teacher. A nationally certified teacher of music has demonstrated compe-

Music lessons are core to any child’s complete education and making an informed decision about who your child studies with is paramount. For additional assistance finding a music teacher in your area, contact Ohio Music Teachers Association Southwest District at 513-662-6690. Or e-mail rkmlb1@earthlink. net or visit the OMTA-SW District Website at or and click on one of the links under “Choosing a Music Teacher.�

tence in professional preparation, teaching practices, ethical business management and lifelong learning. These characteristics will prove to be an excellent source to facilitate music learning in an environment that encourages student confidence, independence, teamwork and success. Once you have completed the interviews, carefully balance all of the elements of personality, interaction with students, commitment to professionalism with price and location. Weigh the pros and cons.


Ariane Roser has earned a bachelor of Arts in arts, entertainment and media from Columbia College Chicago. She is from Loveland. • Jonathan Koopman has received a bachelor of arts in music from Hanover College. He is the son of Thomas and Maribeth Koopman of Loveland.


Damon Hatten has received a Post Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation Program degree from Western Governors University. He is from Loveland.

Dean’s list

Several students from Loveland have been named to the 2010 spring semester dean’s list at the University of Dayton. They are: Stephanie A. Bales, Claire E. Ellerhorst, Matthew K. Geyman, Margaret E. Gluntz, Christopher L. Hall, Jacqueline C. Hicks, Andrea S. Hill, Megan K. Holland, Ian N. Hundley, Carl D. Kindel, Kara M. Kindel, Christopher J. Kovaleski, Jacqueline C. Lindsey, Andrew L. Perkins, Marc A. Robinett, Jessica K. Rutkousky, Chris P. Sammons, Catherine M. Shea, Maria A. Stowell and Mary C. Tassone. • University of Cincinnati spring semester – Ashley Abbott, Maha Abuzeineh, Denise Achberger, Scott Agee, Tamara Allegra-Smith, Jesse Allen, Anjali Alm-Basu, Sam Amis, Nathaniel Andrade, Melinda Angel, Sandra Archibald, Lindsay Arway, Danielle Ayers, Thomas Bachmann, Carli Bachtell, Jennifer Baeza, Joseph Bange, Lisa Bange, Elizabeth Bangs, Stephen Bangs, George Barnes, Justin Baum, Kelsey Baum, Jeanie Baxter, Chris Beach, Rachel Beal, Bryn Beary, Devon Beattie, Adam Bell, Courtney Bell, Catherine Benjamin, Heather Bennett, Lindsey Berens, Lauren Beresford, Sarah Berus, Nick Bess, Carolyn Bezmen, Erin Bicknell, Jenna Binkley, Rebecca Bishop, Kelsey Bladh, Ada Blalock, Monica Bloom, Lindsay Boehm, Ryan Boggs, Amanda Bolton, Gregory Bootes, Alexander Bowers, Michael Bramel, Rhonda Branham, Kierston Brickweg, Stefani Bruce, Marilyn Bruck, Samuel Brune, Marc Brunelle, Julie Budke, Laura Budke, Ian Bulling, Christine Buob, Aaron Burton, Richard Butler, Ashley Cagle, Cara Caines, Teresa Call, April Camp, Alicia Campbell, Carrie Campbell, Christopher Campbell, Mallory Canfield, Jaramy Carmody, Andrew Carroll, Steven Carroll, James Carter, Timothy Carter, Ashley

Cecil, Jason Chandler, Sarah Chant, Michelle Chesko, Matthew Choto, Meghan Cielenski, Kim Clark, Alexander Cook, Daniel Cook, Katherine Coomes, Joseph Cornwell, Krista Couch, Jared Cox, Kristine Crane, Eugene Danbury, Michael Daniel, Chelsea Daugherty, David Davenport, Emily Dearfield, Tracy Dennin, Joseph Discepoli, Sharon Dome, Charles Draper, Joseph Driscoll, Alexander Duncan, Benjamin Duncan, Amanda Dunn, Alison Egan, Lora Ellis, Benjamin Elsen, Tiffany Emory, Michael Engle, Ian Evans, Jennifer Even, Cynthia Fagerland, Jodi Fasig, Sarah Featherston, Denis Fedorov, Alexander Fein, Christopher Fickas, Adam Finke, Theresa Fischer, Beth Fisher, Naomi Fitter, Kyle Fitzpatrick, Erica Florimonte, Jacob Fore, Andrea Foreman, Danielle Fowee, Ashley Frazier, Kathryn Freeman, Blaire French, Lindsey Freson, Eric Friedstrom, Jeffrey Gable, Kimberly Gaffney, Jonathan Gaietto, Philip Gammon, Kevin Garbarino, Matthew George, Michael Gertz, D. Gilbert, Ashley Gilene, Scot Gilmore, Catherine Glass, Jake Godfrey, Amy Goldman, Taylor Goode, Thomas Gorman, Jared Graham, Prudence Greve, Jason Griffis, Alex Grimes, Megan Groh, Dylan Gross, Joel Gross, Kyle Haas, Rebecca Habermaas, Jack Habig, Ben Hansen, Ross Hardin, Sarah Harrelson, Blake Hawk, Michael Hawk, Meredith Hayes, Amy Heikkila, Sarah Hejma, Meaghan Heling, Eric Hickman, Lauren Hicks, Jeremy Higgins, Emily Hildebrand, Beatrice HillLeon, Genevieve Hinks, Alyssa Hinners, Andrea Holden, Steven Holden, William Holden, Christopher Holder, Kathryn Holshouser, Kimberly Holtgrefe, Stephanie Holtgrefe, Alice Hopkins, Robert Householder, Stephanie Hube, Rachael Huebener, Cassie Huff, Jennifer Hughes, Samuel Hughes, Cameron Huntington, Melodie Huter, Erin Irvin, Alicia Jackson, Charlene Jackson, Shahram Jahanian, Jason James, Wei Ji, Alex Johnson, Emily Johnson, Katelyn Johnson, Mark Jones, Kimberly

Juenger, Kelly Juzikis, Christopher Kaetzel, Anna Kasjanica, Dana Kasselmann, Justin Kassnel, Kayla Kennedy, Felinda Kidd, Kari King, Shawn King, Elliana Kirsh, Katie Kist, Kevin Klatte, Stephanie Kline, Ramona Kloss, Caitlin Knobbe, Jennifer Knopf, Lauren Koch, Zi Kong, Susan Kraus, Kyle Krummert, Elesa Labanz, Shelby Labanz, Jeremy Lallier, Daniel Lambert, Sherrie Lay, William Laycock, Mary Lex, Thomas Licalzi, Randall Like, Lynn Lindhorst, Xiaohui Liu, Seth Lucas, Frank Lucas II, Jaclyn Lynch, Sara Lynch, Maria Magliano, Kara Magoteaux, Paul Maloney, Gian Carlo Manlangit, Elizabeth Marlatt, Laura Marsh, Caitlin Martin, Gregory Martin, Adrienne Mary, Heather Mattingly, Ryan Maynard, Bradley Mazan, Caitlin McCall, Kegan McClanahan, Belinda McCloud, Robert McGohan, Angela McLaughlin, Irina McMahon-Yeremina, Leslie McVey, Lauren Meder, Fiona Meeker, Ashley Merz, Kevin Metzger, Joshua Miller, Lindsay Miller, William Miller, Christopher Milyo, Kaylee Milyo, Robert Moeller, Brittany Moore, James Moore, Meghan Moore, Danielle Muckway, Jamie Muenzer, Paul Munz, Kyle Murphy, Mark Murphy, Greg Muthig, Victor Napier, Ryan Naro, Bryan Nash, Maycee Newberry, Lauren Newton, Darla Noertker, Erin O’Bernier, Shelley Oconnell, Ryan Olson, Lisa Otten, Kristen Overbay, Nicholas Padgett, Ryan Paluch, Trudy Panko, Thomas Paolini, Caitlin Parker, Whitney Payne, Laura Perez, Grant Perry, P Suzanne Perry, Connor Petersen, Kathleen Pfaltzgraff, Holli Phillips, Martin Pierce, Michael Pierce, Phillip Ping, Kristina Poluektov, Mahyar Pourriahi, Steven Pray, Christine Presley, Donald Prewitt, Mary Price, Ryan Price, Samantha Puthoff, Staci Rader, Aldina Rado, Jennifer Ramstetter, Robert Rathje, Brittany Ratterman, Holly Retherford, Adam Retzler, Kathleen Reynolds, Tyler Reynolds, Lucas Rice, Taylor Rice, Jennifer Rich, Katie Richardson, Jason Ridder, Neal Ridenour, Rhonda Robbins, Fiona Robertson, Taylor Robie, Elizabeth

Rogers, Jessica Ross, Sarah Ross, Philip Ruaya, Daniel Sammons, Dylan Sams, Grant Saul, Heath Saunders, Susan Schaltenbrand, Justin Scheibel, Daniel Schrader, David Schuler, Julia Schulkers, James Schuster, Katrina Marie Scott, Nicholas Seipelt, Abby Shafer, Johnny Shaw, Heidi Sheehy, Gary Sheldon, Bradford Short, Lea Shultz, Peter Simon, Sheila Simon, Michael Simpson, Nichole Simpson, Kumari Ranjana Sinha, Leah Slyder, Brandon Smith, Cheryl Smith, Joseph Smith, Julia Smith, Lauren Smith, Michele Smith, Ryan Smith, Dana Snider, Leah Sos, Amanda Spears, Adrienne Spuzzillo, Russell Stansell, Randolph Stebbins, Lori Stephan, Jordan Stevens, Laura Stoller, Joseph Stone, Shaikha Sultan, Karie Sutherland, Stephanie Swart, Christopher Tak, Rachel Taylor, Benjamin Tenhover, Kent Thalman, James Thaxton, Bradley Theilman, Alex Thibodeau, Robert Thompson, Susan Thompson, Karoline Thorvaldsen, Kyle Tieman, Jamie Toadvine, Lisa Tompkins, Renee Topala, Shawn Tracy, William Tracy, Kelly Tucker, Kimberly Tydings, Timothy Uecker, Richard Valentine, Patricia Valker, Brett Valls, Samantha Vance, Zachary Vance, Mike Veith, Michael Vest, Mercedes Violett, Abby Vonbargen, Chanel Walker, Gabrielle Walter, Heather Ward, Ashley Warner, Kristen Warren, Chelsea Watson, Margaret Weierman, Maria Weinstein, Bradley Welch, Jarrod WellingCann, Amy Wells, Andrew Wells, Kevin Whitaker, Christopher White, Jessica White, Alan Wilkins, Joseph Willging, Griffin Williams, Angela Wills, Bryan Wilmes, Ashley Wilson, Danielle Wilson, Miles Wilson, Rebecca Wilson, Bradley Winterhalter, Mark Winterink, Keith Wittmeyer, Margaret Wolfe, Tiffany Woods, Ian Wright, Matthew Wukusick, Sarah Wygle, Halina Yaroshenko, Rebecca Young, Sean Young, Chia Yu, Cyrena Zarucchi, Kelly Zeller, Megan Zerby and Jaymie Zetterberg. •



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August 25, 2010

Silence frightens but has so much to say

“The eternal silence of these infinite spaces terrifies me.” So stated Blaise Pascal, famed philosopher, scientist, mathematician and writer about the vastness of the universe. Notice it was not the sheer size of “these infinite

spaces” that amazed him. It was their silence that terrified him. The gaping stillness of a night sky can remind us of our human solitude. For so many, noise and busyness are familiar; solitude and silence frighten us.

Theologian Nicholas Lash writes, “I have a suspicion that one reason why some scientists seem so keen to suppose that somewhere, in some vastly distant region, there must be that which we could recognize as ‘living,’ and as

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Technology has already given us multiple ways to avoid silence: radio, TV, computers, cell phones, internet, games, e-mails, text-messaging, etc. We can go to bed with music or TV and awake to the same. Want to avoid silence? There’s an app for that. An old paradoxical saying claims that the cure for loneliness is solitude. For when we have conquered solitude’s fear, we discover we are not alone. Bringing a temporary halt to our hurrying and doing permits us to tap into our conversations with ourselves within. Dr. James Hollis notes, “The chief pathology of our time is the capacity of the world to distract us from this conversation.” Psychological observations have proven that the three places we can come to know ourselves the best are marriage, psychotherapy and silence. Our first tries at bringing more silence into our lives can be agitating. We become anxious, feeling weird at doing this, and checking the time to see when our time is up so we can get on to better things. Actually, we have to go through the frightening silence to come to the eloquent silence. After working our way through the scary


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August 25, 2010


Save some summer vegetables for autumn soups There are certain soups that transcend trendy and become real heirloom favorites. The soup recipes I’m sharing today fit those criteria. They are the ones that are my most popular. Now I know it may be too hot to make them now, but tuck these jewels away – autumn isn’t far away!

Rita’s 30-minute vegetable soup

One of my most requested recipes, this is a favorite with kids and adults. Also, throw in any stray vegetables lurking in the fridge. Ditto with extra cooked pasta or rice. And if your family doesn’t like spicy soup, use regular canned diced tomatoes. Pass plenty of cheddar or Parmesan. l pound lean ground beef: sirloin or ground round 1 generous cup chopped onion 1 teaspoon garlic 1 jar, 20-30 oz. chunky garden style pasta sauce 2 cans beef broth Water to taste (start with 1 soup can of water and go from there) 1 can, 10 oz., chopped

tomatoes and chilies 1 pound or so frozen m i x e d vegetab l e s , thawed if Rita you have Heikenfeld time Several Rita’s kitchen handfuls any fresh greens (opt.) Cheddar or Parmesan for garnish Sauté meat, onion and garlic together in large stockpot. “Sauté” simply means browning the meat with the onion and garlic. Drain any fat. Now add everything else but the greens. If you have the 30 oz. jar of pasta sauce, add almost all but taste before adding the rest. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 20 minutes or until veggies are tender. Toss in greens and cook until just wilted, about a minute more.

Tony Palazzolo’s version of Frisch’s vegetable soup

“A result of over a dozen attempts, and I think it is

very close to Frisch’s,” wrote Tony, an Anderson Township reader. The last time I made this, I used about a pound of frozen mixed vegetables for the peas, corn, beans and lima beans. I also omitted the fresh carrots, since carrots were included in the frozen mixed vegetables. I used quick cooking barley and brown rice, as well. 4 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 cup onion, diced ⁄2 cup each diced: carrots, celery 1 ⁄2 cup each frozen vegetables: peas, corn, cut green beans, baby lima beans (can use canned baby limas) 1 can, 14.5 oz, diced tomatoes with juice 2 quarts beef broth 1 quart water 1 ⁄2 teaspoon each thyme, garlic powder 3 ⁄4 teaspoon black pepper 1 cup potato, diced 1 ⁄4 cup pearl barley 1 ⁄4 cup long grain rice Salt to taste 1

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Combine ground meat, breadcrumbs, cheese, onion, egg, salt and pepper. Shape into tiny balls, less than 1 inch in diameter. When the escarole is almost tender, stir in the pasta and return the soup to the simmer. Drop the meatballs into the soup. Cook over low heat, stirring gently, until the meatballs and pasta are cooked, about 20 minutes. Taste for seasoning. Serve hot with cheese.

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Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Courting the truth: We are always being judged

This is not going to be easy to write. But, it must be said. First, I must make it very clear that I am not a prejudiced person. I have had, and in some cases, still have friends of many religions and races. What disturbs me is the amount of hatred that some find toward someone who is ethnically different. But, it doesn’t stop there. There is also hatred within groups. Don’t quit reading here and just think, “yeah, you’re right!” Recent events are driving this essay. Let me take you back more than 50 years. I was in the Army, stationed in Germany. I was having dinner in the mess hall with a good friend. We had a lot of things in common. We were both recent

college graduates, He, from Howard University I, from Bowling Green. We were having a spirited discussion when the company bigot Edward Levy started yelling at for my Community me choice of dinner Press guest companions. columnist After my extremely strong reply, if he had a tail it would have been between his legs. Jim was silent for a few minutes then said something I have quoted many times. He said, “fools do not bother me, it is the silent bigots that

scare me.” This is the problem I want to address. Overt bigotry is not in style these days. It can get you into serious trouble. Unfortunately, hate is a common human failure. It is not something we have at birth. We learn it very young. Silent bigotry is prevalent and growing. The silent bigot observes people and connects his insane hate to anyone who falls into his categorized hatred. We all should be aware of this fact. Any person who is aware of the news or observes human behavior would have to agree. Unfortunately, we let our ethnicity or religion overpower our humanity. This is the root of most of our troubles. Greed is some-

times a factor. Basically, our evil instincts are focused on people who are more like us than we care to admit. Race, religion or nationality only become weak excuses for our basic insecurities. Diversity should be celebrated and promoted in a fair-minded society. Instead, it is the focus of jealousy and resentment for many people. Because of the way it is administered, I contend that it is the root of much bigotry. It is easier to hate than compete. It is easy to watch silent bigotry in action. You can be in a public place. Faces are sometimes easy to read. Expressions give you away. What is interesting to me is that people use these moments not to learn, but to re-

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A sign outside the entrance to Tri-County mall that tells about the new rule that kids under 18 have to be accompanied by a parent or adult on Friday and Saturday night.

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Tri-County Mall has joined Newport on the Levee and is now requiring teens to have an adult escort after 4 p.m. on weekends. Do you support the idea? Why or why not? “While these privately owned malls have every right to enforce them, parental escort policies are a bad idea. Business-wise, they restrict the flow a huge part of their consumer-base – i.e. teen shoppers. Not so smart. But, more importantly, unilateral rules like this also forget that ‘teens’ are not all equally mature or immature (and that a lot of adults act less ‘grown up’ than some children do). Should we really be giving our kids another reason to think that we expect them to get into trouble? These sorts of policies hurt commerce and undermine trust across generations.” P.L. “I think having adult supervision in the malls after a certain hour is a responsible approach to making sure that the kids are well behaved. It would reduce the crowding of areas and it also helps people feel more comfortable when they do not have to worry about crowds of teens that hang together whatever their intentions. Having said that, if the child is not respectful and is disruptive to the commercial intentions of the malls, having a parent who

Next questions Communities involved in the Connecting Active Communities Coalition are looking at ways to make bicycling consistent across municipalities. Do you think it is a good idea to encourage bicycles as a mode of transportation? Why or why not? What do you think about Kentucky Speedway getting a NASCAR Sprint Cup event for 2011? Do you plan to attend? Every week The Loveland Herald asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with “chatroom” in the subject line. did not teach their child to be respectful and mind full of others will not protect people from their bad behaviors because their lack or inability to parent them in the first place is why they behave in such ways in the first place.” C.L.

The Northeast Fire Collaborative, which includes Blue Ash, Loveland-Symmes, Mason, Sharonville and Sycamore Township fire departments, has received national recognition for innovation (see story, A1). Should other local departments consider joining the collaborative? Why or why not? No responses.

Visitors to posted these comments to a story about poor attendance at this year’s Hamilton County Fair – less than half of the 2009 attendance: “I really feel for the kids. They worked so hard all year on their projects. Even with the heat, it’d be nice for people to come out and support them. It makes me wonder how Clermont County can pull 50,000-plus attendance and Hamilton County can only pull 7,500. Same heat, same humidity...” VoteNOon18 “Location, location, location ...” suburbansafari “When my sister was the fair queen back in the ’60s she went to TV stations (Bob Braun), radio shows and appeared around town to promote the ‘freak show’ ( my sister’s favorite!) the animal auctions and the baked good blue ribbon awards. Times have changed ... no fair queen, only freaks attend the fair, there aren’t may farms in Hamilton County and people don’t promote the fair any more.” formerhydeparker “I doubt if even 7,500 attended, to be honest. If that is ‘at the door’ attendance, I am shocked it is that high ... with or without excessive heat, it cost $8 to get in and another $4 to park for crying out loud – then we had to pay more for food/booths/rides – we got in to the Ohio State Fair for $5. “If it weren’t for the grand-stand stuff (pulls, derby, etc.) and the 4H barns and livestock area, nobody would be there at all. “Dick Ingle does a great job with what he can ... he is right, it needs a major overhaul, but will the fair board or community even listen? Sounds like he’s fighting a loosing battle there.” suburbansafari “I think I heard about it being this weekend once. They do need to advertise more. I don’t think that would have helped a lot this year, with the heat index being over 100, any outdoor activity would be greatly hurting if it didn’t involve a pool.” dpeters11

“The Hamilton County Fair needs to tie in other youth groups beyond the typical 4H and FFA who due to the continued suburbanization of the county are as scarce as hens’ teeth. Involve the Cub Souts and Boy Scouts, Brownies and Girl Scouts, Camp Fire Girls, etc ... Move from an agriculture themed base to a community service themed base, just look at the attendance figures for the Su Casa Hispanic festival in September, it is community based and draws many more people to the Carthage fairgrounds.” Cincinnatus1788 “When the ones that put this event on finally come to terms that it needs to be moved to the country ... it will continue to dwindle until it is completely gone. Yes, there still is ‘country’ in Hamilton County. It’s called Crosby Township. Wise up, people. If you want to save it – move it where people will enjoy it (and not be mugged!) As VoteNoon18 said, ‘Location, location, location.’” ineedak “Honestly, how many people care about going out and seeing prize winning farm animals anymore? This is an urbanized county. We are not farm country anymore. It’s time to reinvent. I’m not saying get rid of animals altogether, but do some research and find out what people

enforce their prejudices. It they dislike anyone, they use that person as a representative of some group to support their feelings. Your actions are used to typify whatever ethnic group you are perceived to represent. You may even be judged by your bodily appearance or your clothing. Over the years I have learned that the old saying, “To get along, go along” seems to work best. Acceptance and progress come slowly, but they do come. Let us add one more thought. “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” Leo Tolstoy. Edward Levy is a longtime resident of Montgomery and a former college instructor.

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would want to see. Maybe highlight new technologies, green developments in the county, I don’t know, something relevant. “Then advertise! It’s all about the marketing. Find out what people want, give it to them, and tell them where and when to find it.” KAMAK “Maybe no one went because they didn’t see any advertising. I had no idea the fair was this weekend. Just a hint, in order for people to come you have to advertise early. No reason we shouldn’t have seen signs and billboards up last month.” t3ach3skids “How about shifting the fair to September instead of August? I can think of a hundred better things to do than traipse around a dusty field amid animal dander, sweat and poop when it’s 90 degrees outside. 80, and drier air, would be a better bet.” Pookphi


Opening Day aattendance at the 2009 Hamilton County Fair was light, but that year’s total was still double the 2010 fair numbers.


Commissioners – meet at 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday in Room 605 of the County Administration Building, 138 E. Court St., downtown. The next meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 1. Call 946-4400. Educational service center governing board – meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 11083 Hamilton Ave. The next meeting will be Wednesday, Sept. 15. Call 742-2200. Regional planning commission – meets at 12:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the County Administration Building, eighth floor, 138 E. Court St., downtown. The next meeting will be Thursday, Sept. 2. Call 946-4500.


Board of zoning appeals – meets at 5:30 p.m. the last Wednesday of the month, as needed. The next meeting will be Wednesday, Aug. 25. City council – meets at 8 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month in city hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave. The next meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 14. Call 683-0150. Environment and tree committee – meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at city hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave. The next meeting will be Thursday, Sept. 16. Call 683-0150. Mayor’s court – meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month in city hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave. The next meeting is Thursday, Sept. 2. Call 683-0150.

Planning and zoning commission – meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month in city hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave. The next meeting will be Monday, Sept. 20. Call 683-0150. Recreation board – meets when necessary and members are available. Call 683-0150.


Board of education – meets regularly at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month in the Loveland Intermediate School media center, 757 S. Lebanon Road. The next meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21. The board will not meet in December. Call 683-5600. Board work sessions are at 7 p.m. the first

Tuesday of each month, in the board office. The next work session is Tuesday, Sept. 7. The board will not have a work session in December.


Trustees – Business meeting at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at the Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive. The next meeting is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21.


Board of zoning appeals – meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month (only if there is business) in the township administrative

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building, 9323 Union Cemetery Road. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 6. Call 683-6644. Historical society – meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of every month in the township administrative building, 9323 Union Cemetery Road. The next meeting will be Thursday, Sept. 16. Call 683-6644. Trustees – meet at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month in the administrative building, 9323 Union Cemetery Road. The next meeting will be Tuesday, Sept. 7. Call 6836644. Zoning commission – meet at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month in the administrative building, 9323 Union Cemetery Road. The next meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15. Call 683-6644.



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Growing roster gives Tigers options By Nick Dudukovich

With 72 students on this year’s football squad, the Loveland Tigers won’t have to field players on both sides of the ball. This is the first time in coach Andrew Marlatt’s five-year tenure that his players can two-platoon. Being able to have the members of his squad either focus on offense or defense is a sign the Loveland football program is continuing to grow. “We felt with over 70 kids on the roster and some talent spread across the board, we could two-platoon,” Marlatt said.

The number of kids on the roster also adds depth to a team where one player doesn’t stand above the rest. “We have good talent and there isn’t one kid dominating,” Marlatt said. “Two-platooning is good for team morale and it gives kids opportunities.” Evan Beck will start under center for the Tigers after winning a three-man quarterback competition. The junior saw action last season while backing up Adam Engel and Marlatt hopes that experience will pay dividends this season. “Evan’s proven it on Friday night under the lights,” Marlatt said. “He’s a good

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Graham Peters Andrew Lay Zach Elias Cole Schlesner Evan Beck Reed Schlesner Wesley Kyles Jay Hubble Ryan Smith Ryne Terry Andrew Karle Jon Treloar Collin Schulke Caleb Cloud Fon Ngu Kylee Knabe Nick Kerkhove Trevor Henderson Jordan McKinney Bryan Callahan Jacob Schultz Nate Fackler Anthony Johnson Wyatt Ward Ben Iaciofano Eric Bryant Josh Hasley Tyler Barger Justin Byrd Nate Jones Justin Diaz Zach Bess Conner Mansfield Joe Moran Jacob Meyer Robbie Mulvey

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Zach Pohl David Moran Bryce Plitt Garret Said Luke Walker Tanner Hawk Jeremy Sears Josh Hasley Logan Walls Billy Viox Kyle Sieg Peter Samyn Cody Gonzalez Paul Newbold Logan Cornett Ben Grethel Jon Vincent C.J. Friedhoff Austin Jarvis Ben Hadden Jake Cornett Dylan Bodley Joe Willie Frees Carson Dudley Zach Hunt Michael Huber Jacob Alten Tom Demers Jordan McNally Chris Grisson Mitchell Bilotta Mario Dias A.J. Bess Daniel McCarthy Aaron Conner Isaac Cuningham Luke Cummings

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Loveland game days

Aug. 26 @ Turpin – noon Sept. 3 @ Lebanon Sept. 10 Oak Hills Sept. 17 Kings Sept. 24 Mount Healthy Oct. 1 @ Anderson Oct. 8 @ Winton Woods Oct. 15 Harrison Oct. 22 @ Glen Este Oct. 29 Milford All games at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

LOVELAND HIGH SCHOOL athlete with a good arm and he can run as well... You can’t run a good o f f e n s e without a Marlatt good quarterback and we think he’ll handle those responsibilities and do a good job.” Beck will get plenty of opportunities to throw because the Tigers will run a balanced offense during the 2010 campaign. In the three games he appeared in at quarterback last season, Beck completed 9 of 21 passes for 257 yards and a touchdown. Ryan Smith and Kylee Knabe will handle running back duties this season and are expected to be a “thunder and lightning” type combination in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference. Marlatt expects the duo to receive 20 to 25 carries a game. Smith, a member of the track team, is a break away threat for the Tigers, while Knabe is a “make-youmiss,” power running back out of the mold of Barry Sanders, according to Marlatt. Marlatt knows a strong running game will be just as important to the passing game this season. “We need to keep at the top of league stats in rush-

Loveland quarterback Evan Beck looks downfield during a receiver drill.

Marlatt foresees opponents running plays designed around the Morans. “One will imagine teams will run to the weak side away from the Moran brothers,” he said. Other members of the team expected to contribute on defense include Jake Cornett on the line and Rob Mulvey at linebacker. Loveland will be tested early and often as the Tigers are set to play Turpin, Lebanon, Kings, Winton Woods and Glen Este during the season. Marlatt knows the opponents will be difficult but is optimistic about his team’s chances. “I would argue we have

one of the more challenging schedules,” he said. “But, we’ve worked hard in the off season and we’ll just take it one week at a time, I think we’ll compete well every time we play.” The Tigers head into the school’s third season in a row of .500 or better football at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, when Loveland plays Turpin High School in the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown at Mason High School. Marlatt is excited about the first game and the chance to build of last season’s 5-5 record. “We are moving this program forward every year and it keeps getting better,” he said.

Loveland running back Ryan Smith takes the hand off during a preseason drill. ing in order to keep our passing game,” he said. Catching Beck’s passes on Loveland’s newly installed field turf will be Wesley Kyles and Trevor Henderson. Kyles is poised to have a breakout season in 2010. “He’s got confidence and is not afraid to catch the ball over the middle,” Marlatt said. “He’s a threat and we need to get the ball to him 10 times a game.” The defensive side of the ball will be anchored by defensive lineman David Moran and Zach Elias. Moran, a 6 foot, 5 inch, 240 pound Division-I college prospect, will be joined by his brother David, at linebacker.



Defense, ground game key for Crusaders

By Mark Chalifoux

The Moeller High School football team had a strong regular season in 2009 fueled by a talented senior class, and head coach John Rodenberg said the Crusaders look to reload rather than rebuild. “We have some great size on the offensive and defensive lines. I’m pretty excited,” he said. “We have some good senior leadership, and if we continue to improve, it will be a good year.” Joe Tull and Sam Fraley will anchor the offensive line for Moeller and that will be one of the strengths for

Moeller game days Aug. 29 @ Wayne – 4 p.m. Sept. 4 Hamilton Sept. 10 @ Northmont Sept. 18 Findlay – 7 p.m. Sept. 24 @ St. Xavier Oct. 1 @ Indianapolis Cathedral, Ind. Oct. 8 Elder Oct. 15 @ La Salle Oct. 23 St. Edward – 2 p.m. Oct. 29 @ Cardinal Mooney – 7 p.m. All games are 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

MOELLER HIGH SCHOOL the Crus a d e r s . Moeller also returns running back T u c k e r Skove, who was one of Walker the Crusaders’ top threats out of the backfield. Skove had 644 rushing yards and nine touchdowns in 2009. As a team, Moeller ran for 2500 yards in 2009 and will be a run-first team again in 2010. “He’s a pretty dynamic running back,” Rodenberg said of Skove. “Our line will be big and physical and we hope our size and strength will help carry our running game.” Moeller also returns receivers Monty Madaris and Max Richey. Richey had 478 receiving yards and three touchdowns for Moeller in 2009.

The big challenge for the offense will be replacing Andrew Hendrix, now at Notre Dame. Moeller had four different players competing for the slot and Rodenberg said no one had broken away with the job yet. “We will depend on a good defense to keep the opposing scoring down and rely on our run game as well to give our new quarterback time to grow,” he said. “We have talented guys battling for the position so whoever wins it will be able to manage the offense.” Rodenberg said he thinks the defense has a chance to be “really special” this season. The defense is led by senior defensive end Jesse Hayes, who has more than 20 Division I scholarship offers. Linebacker Kendall Walker has also generated considerable interest among Division I colleges. Kevin Robinson-White, John Tanner and Dante West round out the defensive line, one that Rodenberg called “one of the best in the state.” He predicted Shaquille Jinks will have a big year in the secondary. Rodenberg pegged La Salle as the favorite for the Greater Catholic League

title, but said Elder and St. Xavier will be good again, per usual. He also doesn’t buy the talk among some coaches that the GCL is down this year. “Everyone that says the GCL is down, I wish they would schedule us. It gets old having to go out of town to play teams,” he said. “I will give Colerain credit because they play all of us.” Moeller opens the season in the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown against Huber Heights Wayne in a game on ESPNU. Wayne is led by the No. 1rated quarterback in the class of 2011, Braxton Miller. Moeller also plays difficult games against Indianapolis Cathedral, Lakewood St. Edward and at Cardinal Mooney in Youngstown. Rodenberg said he feels confident the Crusaders will have another successful season because of Moeller’s depth. “This is the most depth I’ve had in my three years here,” he said. “If we lose a guy there’s another guy capable of stepping in and that’s exciting because you get banged up playing in our league. That depth is really good for our football team,” he said. Rodenberg said he also

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On the Crusaders

Cameron McCluskey Tucker Skove Max DeZarn Nick Marhionda Shaquille Jinks Spencer Iacovone Carson Scheidler Maxwell Richel Charlie Fiessinger Nick Palopoli Nick Buehler Taylor Bockrath Nick Stofko Ryan Logan Thomas Paquette Cody Engelhardt Brian Burkhart Steven Anderson Greg Leksan Davis Arnold Kyle Bobay Anthony Hall Cody Elias Joseph Bracken Kyle Walker George Lewis George Lewis James Rogan Jimmy Rodenberg Ryan Whitney Robert Campbell Collin Gorsline Wyatt Rusche Jesse Hayes Garrett Morrissey Dillon Kern Kenall Walker Nick Hensler

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expects the team to get great leadership from its captains. The captains are Joe Tull, Jesse Hayes, Kendall Walker and Dylan Ruter. Rodenberg said the team is ready to get the sea-

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Daniel Lang 12 Dylan Ruter 12 John Tanner 11 Tyler Williford 11 Gabe Stiver 11 Shane Jones 10 Dominick Denoma 12 Mitch Catino 11 Jon Hanes 12 Matthew Meyers 11 Caleb Denny 11 Andrew Blum 12 Michael Blum 12 Joseph Tull 12 Harrison Smith 11 Michael DeVita 12 Desmond Newbold 11 Michael Rojas 11 Connor Lotz 11 Trevor Schnedl 11 Alex Gall 10 Matthew Noble 10 Benjamin Fraley 11 Sam Fraley 12 Michael Means 11 Derriel Britten 11 Nick Burandt 11 Nick Edwards 11 Andrew Curtin 12 Monty Madaris 11 Brian Markgraf 11 Eric Osborn 12 Michael Zoller 12 Patrick Tosh 12 Alex Groh 11 Brandon Marsh 11 Eric Lalley 11 Dante West 11 Kevin Robinson-White11


son started. “We’re on ESPN for our very first game so we can’t wait,” he said. “It takes so much time to prepare for the season so we’re excited to get the season started.”


Loveland Herald

August 25, 2010

Football preview

Bombers’ strong defense to lead team By Jake Meyer

In 2009, the St. Xavier Bombers were Greater Catholic League South division champions, boasting a 3-0 conference record, but fell short of winning a state title, losing to Elder in the second round of the playoffs. Now, just a few years removed from an undefeated 2007 state championship season, the Bombers are hoping that a wide-open Greater Catholic League will lead them to a second consecutive conference title and a trip to Canton for the title game. The Bombers, who were 9-3 overall last season, return 10 starters from last year’s team, six of whom play defense. It’s the defense, led by senior linebackers Steven Daniels and Sean Duggan, that will carry this team, according to head coach Steve Specht. “With four linebackers returning, the middle of our defense is strong,” Specht said. “Those guys proved last year that they can play football.” Daniels and Duggan, who have both received numerous scholarship offers from



Steve Specht, center, head football coach at St. Xavier High School talks with Jack Woodall, left, and Steven Daniels right during practice.

ST. XAVIER HIGH SCHOOL schools around the country, are joined on defense by fellow linebackers Jake Rumpke, a senior, and Nathan Gerbus, a junior, as well as senior defensive back Connor Buczek. However, the offensive side of the ball has a few question marks as the Bombers must break in a new quarterback this season, replacing the graduated Luke Massa. That job falls to sen-

ior Nick Albers. Albers, a 6-foot-4 pocket passer, served as Massa’s backup in Woodall 2009 and, according to Specht, has separated himself from his competition in practice. Albers will be helped by a strong running back in junior Conor Hundley. Hundley led the GCL in rushing yardage as a sophomore in 2009, racking up more than 1,000 yards. The top receiving threat for St. Xavier is expected to be sophomore Kevin Milligan. Milligan caught nine passes for 136 yards as a freshman

and will see much increased playing time this season. The Bombers are not alone in having some uncertainties heading into the 2010 season, as every GCL team has suffered significant losses from last season, including both Elder and Moeller who must also break in new quarterbacks. This uncertainty has lead to a wide-open race for the GCL title, and Specht is unsure who the favorite is to win the league. “I really don’t know (how the standings will look),” Specht said. “I think there are so many unknowns, you can take all four teams, put them in a hat and draw them and that could be how the GCL standings end up.”

One thing is certain for the Bombers, and that is a very, very tough schedule. St. X opens us against Our Lady of Good Counsel from Washington, D.C., who finished 11-1 last season, in a game televised nationally by ESPN. In addition to the Bombers’ GCL opponents, St. X also plays two perennial powerhouses from Louisville, Trinity and St. Xavier, as well as two of the best teams northern Ohio has to offer, in Lakewood St. Edward and Cleveland St. Ignatius. “We play a brutal schedule,” Specht said. “I tell the kids that the toughest team we play is the next team on the schedule.” For Specht, the expectations for the season deal not with wins and losses, but in less tangible goals like character, teamwork and effort. Specht said his biggest challenge is teaching his players how to work hard and transcend what they think they are capable of. “High school kids need to learn what hard work is,” Specht said. “Once that’s done, it’s about teaching them to break the glass ceiling and go above and beyond where they think they can go.”

St. Xavier game days

Sept. 3 Indianapolis Cathedral, Ind. Sept. 10 St. Xavier, Ky. Sept. 17 @ Trinity Sept. 24 Moeller Oct. 1 @ Elder Oct. 8 @ La Salle Oct. 16 @ St. Edward – 2 p.m. Oct. 23 St. Ignatius – 2 p.m. All games are 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

On the Bombers

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Jake Brodbeck 12 Chris Gradone 12 Seth Scherer 11 Conor Hundley 11 Bryson Albright 11 David Braswell 11 Jake Rumpke 12 Marcus Hughes 12 Steven Daniels 12 Ian Rothan 12 Sean Duggan 12 Jack Frey 11 Alexander Cussen 11 Dylan Ellis 12 Max James 12 Nicholas Sullivan 11 Nick Albers 12 Thomas Klenk 12 Ryan Kampbel 12 Griffin Dolle 11 Robert Doerger 12 Alex Zuboski 11 George Long 11 Joe Mezher 12 Nicholas Roemer 11 Max Longi 11 Timothy Mahoney 11 Trey Sherman 12 Sam Egbers 12 George Thacker 11 Kyle Millard 12 Nicholas Barnett 12 Daniel Braswell 12 Christian Wojtaszek 12 Samuel Burchenal 11 Isaiah Waldon 11 Spencer Stroube 11 Alex Caudill 11 Jalyn Sutton-Jackson 11 Sean Ahern 11 Andy Dorger 12 Garrett Gilpin 12 C.J. Hilliard 9 Connor Buczek 12 Kevin Bertelsen 11 Jacob Sander 11 Mark Williams 11 Joe Neiser 12 Kevin Reilly 11 Will Washburn 12 Brian Hawking 12 Brian Daugherty 11 Samuel Kissinger 11 Trey Kilgore 10 Max Danenhauer 12 Conor Long 11 Brian Douglas 11 Tywn Wade 11 Zachary Fleming 12 Connor McCurren 12 Braden Miller 11 Michael Bossart 11 Matt Kasson 12 Andrew Westerbeck 11 Michael Ziegler 11 Nathaniel Gerbus 11 Evan Prophit 12 Xavier French 12 Stephenson Swan 11 E.J. Parchment 11 Joseph Metz 11 Patrick Barrett 12 Lati Secker 12 Gordon Marshall 11 Alex Breen 11 William Miller 11 Lucas Kasson 11 Patrick Ahern 12 Jacob Martin 11 Joseph Payton 11 Cecil Walker 12 Patrick Foy 11 J.R. Sandhas 12 Daniel DeTellem 11 Brandyn Cook 11 Daniel McCuen 12 Will Piening 11 Matthew Blevins 12 Jonathan Cole 11 Steven Smith 12 Ryan Schneiber 12 James Stall 11 Bradley Mercer 11 Jack Woodall 12 Steven Siebert 12 Nicholas Heflin 11 Tom Spraul 12 Kevin Milligan 10 Ryan Brady 12 Kyle Hartmann 12 Evan Ballinger 11 Neal Eckstein 12 Michael Allen 11 William Thurner 11 Hank Rumpke 11 Nick Ruch 12 Leland Askew 12 Alexander Jacob 11 Robert Dorger 11 David Becker 11 Albert Powell 12 Michael McIntyre 12 John Schulcz 11 Andrew Elsen 11 Jeff Kuley 11


Football preview

Loveland Herald

August 25, 2010


Indians seek new areas of production By Anthony Amorini

Cincinnati Country Day game days


Cincinnati Country Day’s Wyatt Tiffany will be a standout for the Indians defense at linebacker.

On the Indians Name


Mick Abrahamson Chance Aldred Jules Cantor Reed Davis Basil DeJong Jake Dietz Scottie Dillingham Will Duncan Evan Finch Will Fritz Conner Frohm Emmett Gladden

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Vincent Hardin Devere Highsmith Anthony McDaniel Arjun Minhas Robert Park Jordan Patterson Russell Patterson Jon Strickland Wyatt Tiffany Ben Valido Jack Victor Hawkins Warren Trevor Yates

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Starting the season with a trio of home games provides Cincinnati Country Day's football team with comfortable surroundings as the Indians learn to cope with life after the departure of 2010 graduate Max Dietz. Dunn Dietz was CCD's leading rusher and receiver in 2009 with 1,211 yards and 14 touchdowns on the ground and Duncan 12 receptions for 248 yards and four touchdowns through the air. CCD scored a total of 18 rushing touchdowns and seven passing touchdowns with Max accounting for most of the production. “(Max) certainly did a lot for us last year and he'll be missed, but hopefully these guys are up to the challenge,” CCD head coach Tim Dunn said. “We have a few less guys going both ways


Aug. 27 Clermont Northeastern Sept. 3 Oyler Sept. 10 Taylor Sept. 16 @ Clark Montessori Sept. 24 Summit Country Day Oct. 1 North College Hill Oct. 8 @ Dayton Christian Oct. 15 @ Lockland Oct. 22 New Miami Oct. 29 @ CHCA All games at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Cincinnati Country Day defensive tackle Anthony McDaniel is another stalwart for the Indians’ defense. and we are optimistic about that. “(Quarterback) Jake Dietz is back and he's improved since last year so we should have a better passing game too,” Dunn added. Jake, now a junior, completed 35-of-86 passes for 652 yards with seven touchdowns and three interceptions as a sophomore in 2009. CCD senior leaders Wyatt Tiffany (RB/LB) and Will Duncan (TE/DE) return as two-way starters for the Indians. Tiffany led CCD with 105 tackles in 2009 and also rushed for 661 yards and

three touchdowns on 121 carries. “He loves his leadership role and he's taken it on effortlessly,” Dunn said of Tiffany. Junior receiver Reed Davis and linebacker Ben Valido are also key returning starters on a team with eight players back on both sides of the ball, Dunn said. Sophomore Zach Higginbothan, a transfer to CCD, will compete for playing time at the linebacker position as a key new addition for the Indians. “We feel like we are making progress. Everyone is healthy and we are pretty optimistic,” Dunn said.

CINCINNATI COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL CCD opens with a home game against Clermont Northeastern at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, in week one. CCD hosts Oyler High School (Sept. 3) in week two followed by a home game against Taylor (Sept. 10) in week three with both games starting at 7 p.m.

Balanced attack part of CHCA game plan

By Anthony Amorini

Added size on the offensive line paired with the graduation of standout quarterback Alec Swartz will result in a more balanced offensive attack from Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy in 2010. Finishing at 7-3 last season, the Eagles threw the ball early and often Taylor with Swartz racking up 2,192 yards through the air while attempting 73 more passes than the next closest quarterback in the Miami Valley Conference (272 attempts compared to 199 attempts from North College Hill’s Dakota Dartis). Eagle fans should see a different gameplan in 2010. “Physically we are much bigger (than last) season averaging over 240 (pounds) up front and expect to play a much more balanced style of play,” second-year head coach Eric Taylor said. Swartz’s big numbers through the air were juxtaposed with less than stellar numbers on the ground for the Eagles’ offense in 2009. Doyen Harris, also a 2010 graduate, led the Eagles with only 242 yards rushing as Swartz finished


Eagle alumni and assistant coach Robbie Wilson shares a teachable moment with CHCA senior Jeff Stagnaro.

CINCINNATI HILLS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY second on the team with just 213 yards rushing. Standing at 6-foot-7, junior Nick Lawley replaces Swartz at quarterback. Lawley completed 7-of-9 passes for 80 yards including one touchdown and one interception while seeing very limited varsity action

CHCA game days

Aug. 27 Schroder Sept. 3 @ Madeira Sept. 10 Mariemont Sept. 17 @ New Miami Sept. 24 North College Hill Oct. 1 @ Summit Country Day – 7 p.m. Oct. 8 Lockland Oct. 15 @ North Hardin – 8 p.m. Oct. 22 @ Clark Montessori Oct. 29 Cincinnati Country Day All games at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. as a sophomore. Senior running back Didi Charles represents a key new addition to the Eagles’ starting offense after rush-

BRIEFLY Loveland sports

• Loveland’s girls’ golf team placed second with a score of 195 against Mason JV’s 166 and Turpin’s 222, Aug. 18.

CHCA sports

• Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy boys’ golf team placed third with a 191

against Cincinnati Country Day’s 170 and Summit Country Day’s 171, Aug. 17. On Aug. 18, the boys finished 18th with a 365 in the Second Annual Badin Bash Invitational, Aug. 18.

Ursuline sports

• Ursuline’s girls’ golf team

placed fourth with a 317 in the Fairfield Invitational, Aug. 17. Ursuline’s Megan Tenhundfeld shot a 72.

MND sports

• Mount Notre Dame High School girls’ golf team placed 10th with a 366 in the Fairfield Invitational, Aug. 17.

ing for 119 yards on 24 carries as a junior. “The team has bonded well and will play great team ball,” Taylor said. “We have four offensive and five defensive starters returning.” Additional key contributors offensively will include junior Austin Jones (WR), senior Tim Overstreet (WR) and the Eagles’ “entire offensive line,” Taylor said. Defensive leaders for CHCA will include seniors Jamie Stagnaro (CB), Ben Daniel (LB), Blake Avery (LB), Jeff Stagnaro (CB) and Jake Tome (LB). Jamie led CHCA with seven interceptions in 2009. Avery, Daniel and both Stagnaro boys are all wide receivers on offense which gives the Eagles plenty of depth at the position. “Our team may be a little inexperienced per varsity snaps but have been working extremely hard and patiently waiting for their time,” Taylor said. The Eagles host Shroder for its season opener at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, before traveling to face Madeira at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3. CHCA returns home for CHCA Youth Football Night in week three during a game against Mariemont at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, and celebrate homecoming in week seven against Lockland at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8.


CHCA tailback DiDi Charles looks to pound the practice dummy during the first “full pad” practice for the Eagles.

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Tim Overstreet 12 Dontay Fletcher 11 Bobby Paola 10 Nick Taylor 11 Austin Jones 11 Nick Lawley 12 Nick Weaver 10 Matt Alvarado 12 Jeff Stagnaro 12 John Fuller 11 David Moss 10 Adam Chappelle 10 Ryan Hartsig 10 Jake Romano 11 Adam McCollum 11 Cameron Armstront 11 Jamie Stagnaro 12 Blake Avery 12 Jason Finch 11


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Didi Charles Ben Scott Dennis Austin Jake Tome Zack James Eliseo Vizcaino Jeff Horsting Kevin DeGroft Ben Daniel Gabe Collins Riley James Tyler Dixon A.J. Walden Brad Feldman Pierson Dunn Josh Thiel Jacob Thiel Tyler Kirbabas Will Meyer Jordan Smith Max Adams

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Full of drive

Loveland’s Thomas Rooney watches his drive in the boys’ golf FAVC Shootout tournament in Middletown Aug. 16. Rooney, who medaled with a two over par 74, led Loveland boys as they captured the FAVC Boys’ Golf Preseason Shootout for the second straight year. JEFF SWINGER/STAFF


Loveland Herald

August 25, 2010



Art and the Animal: An Evening with the Masters, 6-10 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, Wildlife art by members of the Society of Animal Artists. Master artworks paired with master cuisine and libations. Exhibit continues through Oct. 29. Benefits transportation and programming for the center. $150. Reservations required. 371-5476; Indian Hill.


Madeira Farmers’ Market, 3:30-7:30 p.m., City of Madeira, Intersection of Dawson and Miami. Wide variety of locally and sustainably grown foods, made-from-scratch goodies and various artisanal products. Presented by Madeira Farmers Market. 623-8058; Madeira.


Fall Into Fashion, 6-9 p.m., Eddie Merlot’s Prime Aged Beef and Seafood, 10808 Montgomery Road, Featuring fashion by Paris J. Boutique. Sip on one of Eddie Merlot’s several French drink specials including a red and white wine, and some specialty French cocktails. Includes shopping and product sampling from vendors including World Class Sterling with JoAnn Roszmann, Elysium Originals, Connie Holden with Beijo Bags and more. Enter to win free weekend Lexus lease and silver bracelet from Richter and Phillips. Free. Registration required, available online. Presented by Cincy Chic. 489-1212; Sycamore Township.


The Original Wailers, 8 p.m., Play by Play Cafe, 6923 Plainfield Road, With the Ark Band and Ilo Ferreira. Reggae band from Kingston, Jamaica. Featuring Junior Marvin and Al Anderson. Ages 18 and up. $25, $20 advance. 793-3360; Silverton. F R I D A Y, A U G . 2 7


Snap to it Lecture Luncheon, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, Models from Snap Boutique display latest fashion. Food by Creations by Melody. Lecture by David Wagner and introduction by John Ruthven. $60. Reservations required. 371-5476; Indian Hill.


Taste of Blue Ash, 6-11 p.m., through Sunday, Blue Ash Towne Square, Cooper and Hunt roads, Music by Ben Lapps 7:15-9 p.m., in Wine Garden and dining area. Various types of cuisine from local restaurants and family Vassar fun area. Music by Atlanta Rhythm Section, Little River Band, Player, Night Ranger, the Guess Who and Phil Vassar. (Sunday) Free. 745-8500; Blue Ash.


Friday Night Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Music by Katie Pritchard. Outdoor covered patio or airconditioned dining area. Includes specialty, a la carte and children’s dinners. Music, fishing demonstrations and naturalist’s wildlife programs. $3.95-$9.25; parking permit required. 791-1663; Symmes Township.


Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Shops at Harper’s Point, 11340 Montgomery Road, 15-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Symmes Township.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 324-2873; Loveland.


Acoustik Buca, 7:30 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, 2479933; Montgomery.


Hitchins, 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m., Play by Play Cafe, 6923 Plainfield Road, With Baybking and DJ Ghost. Ages 18 and up. $8 ages 18-20; $5 ages 21 and up. 793-3360. Silverton. S A T U R D A Y, A U G . 2 8


The Rockin’ Lobster Party, 6-11:59 p.m., The Children’s Home of Cincinnati, 5050 Madison Road, Includes whole Maine lobster and filet mignon dinner, open bar and specialty bars by Patron Spirits. Music by Swampthang, dancing and silent and live auctions. Bootsy Collins, special guest; Bob Herzog, emcee. Benefits The Children’s Home of Cincinnati. Ages 21 and up. $150. Registration required. 527-7261; Madisonville.


Survival Saturday: Women Helping Women Through the Process of Divorce, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Wells Fargo Advisors, 8044 Montgomery Road, Informative resource for women at any stage of divorce process. Hear from licensed professionals. Free. Reservations required. 985-2172. Madeira.


A Laughter Yoga Experience, 9-10:30 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Combines laughter exercises and yoga breathing to give health benefits of hearty laughter. Family friendly. $10. Registration required. 985-6732. Montgomery.


Blooms & Berries Farm Market and Summer Produce Stand, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 697-9173; Loveland. Turner Farm, 9 a.m., Turner Farm, 561-7400; Indian Hill. Montgomery Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m.12:30 p.m., Downtown Heritage District Public Parking Lot, Shelly Lane and Straight Street, Locally grown and organic produce, meats, pastries, granola and more. Weekly demonstrations include cooking, composting and nutrition. Free. Presented by Montgomery Farmers’ Market. 535-1514. Montgomery. Greenacres Farmers Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, Locally grown and harvested produce from Greenacres Farm, Turner Farm and the Madeira Farmers’ Market. Free. 371-5476; Indian Hill.

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Taste of Blue Ash, Noon-11 p.m., through Sunday, Blue Ash Towne Square, Music by Jim Jones, Elvis tribute artist, and Matt Snow, “the Cincinnati Sinatra,” Noon-1:30 p.m. Free. 745-8500; Blue Ash. Amberley Unplugged: Under the Big Top, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., The Guttmans’ and Guiguis’ Shared Yard, 7960 Springvalley Drive, Music by the Fibbs. Sideshow performers, magic, open bar, sushi, dessert and free valet parking. $25, $18 advance. Presented by Young Adult Division, Jewish Federation of Cincinnati. 985-1527; Amberley Village.


Meditation Workshop, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Learn meditation techniques to connect your mind and body. $45. Reservations required. 985-0900; Montgomery.


Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1-4:30 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, Bonaventure House with exhibits, gift shop and library, 1797 Rich Log Cabin and 1879 Bishop-Coleman Gazebo. Featuring works by internationally known photographer Nancy Ford Cones (1869-1962), who was a resident of Loveland and used local people in her pictorial photographs. $3 donation. 6835692; Loveland.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 324-2873; Loveland.


Bob Cushing, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, 697-9705. Loveland. Live Music Saturday, 7:30 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, Variety of groups perform. 247-9933; Montgomery.


The Hitmen, 8 p.m.-midnight, Tony’s, 6771993; Symmes Township.


John Fox, 8 p.m., InCahoots, 4110 Hunt Road, With Suzanne Arnold. Rock and folk music from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Requests taken. 793-2600. Blue Ash.


One Mississippi, 9:30 p.m., Bar Seventy-One, 8850 Governors Hill Drive, $5. 774-9697; Symmes Town-


Night Ranger is just one of the national acts performing at this year’s Taste of Blue Ash. Festival hours are 6-11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, and 6-9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, Blue Ash Towne Square, Cooper and Hunt roads. Night Ranger will appear at 7 p.m. Saturday on the main stage. For more information, call 745-8500 or visit ship. Bosley, 8 p.m., Play by Play Cafe, 6923 Plainfield Road, 793-3360; Silverton.


Lagniappe, 9 p.m.-midnight, Paxton’s Grill, 126 W. Loveland Ave., Cajun music. 583-1717. Loveland.


What Men Need To Know About Divorce, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Merrill Lynch, 5151 Pfeiffer Road, Suite 100, Critical, unbiased information about complexities and options of divorce. Participants can discuss issues with divorce lawyer, financial advisor and family therapist. Ages 21 and up. Free. Reservations appreciated, not required. 579-3657. Blue Ash.


What Flows from the River, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Little Miami Scenic River and Trail Center, 211 Railroad Ave., Hamilton County Parks Native Wildlife Program, 1 p.m. Art, culture, music, recreation, science, wildlife events in the afternoons. Free. Presented by Little Miami Inc. 893-4453; Loveland. S U N D A Y, A U G . 2 9

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Commanding Wealth, 6-8:30 p.m., Blue Ash Spiritual Center, 10921 Reed Hartman Hwy., Suite 304 G, Empower your life with “The One Command,” based on principles and technique in Asara Lovejoy’s book of the same name. With certified Commanding Wealth Circle Facilitators. Ages 21 and up. $20.276-2615. Blue Ash.


Ballroom Dance Night, 7-11 p.m., Bar Seventy-One, 8850 Governors Hill Drive, Beginner lessons 7-8 p.m., $5. Open dancing to mix of ballroom, Latin, swing, country, disco and more. Family friendly. 600-8476. Symmes Township.



Good Earth Good Eats, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Canning Workshop. Learn how to preserve food using both a water bath process or a pressure canner. With Barbara Fath. $35 with lunch, $25. Registration recommended. 683-2340; Loveland.


Blooms & Berries Farm Market and Summer Produce Stand, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 6979173; Loveland.

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


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 324-2873; Loveland.


Fun Fit & Balanced, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road, Learn to reduce risk of falling. Use chairs, tables, music, balls and more to learn simple ways to increase strength, coordination, endurance and balance. Ages 55 and up. Free. 247-2100. Symmes Township.

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ART EXHIBITS Art and the Animal, 6-8 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, Wildlife art by members of the Society of Animal Artists. Benefits transportation and programming for the center. 371-5476; Indian Hill. COOKING CLASSES

Cooking with Herbs, Noon-1 p.m. and 6:307:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Learn about adding fresh herbs as a quick way to transform ordinary meals into extraordinary ones. $15. Registration required. 9856732. Montgomery.


Country Music and Line Dancing, 7-11 p.m., Bar Seventy-One, 8850 Governors Hill Drive, Line dance lessons 7-8 p.m. $5. Country music by DJ Ed with open dancing until 11 p.m. Live country bands on select Wednesdays. Ages 18 and up. 600-8476; Symmes Township.


Blooms & Berries Farm Market and Summer Produce Stand, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 697-9173; Loveland.


Taste of Blue Ash, 6-9 p.m., Blue Ash Towne Square, Music by Tracy Walker 1:30 p.m. Free. 745-8500; Blue Ash. Fit Fun Day at the J & the J5K, 3-9 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Celebrate the J’s second birthday. Children’s entertainment including giant slide, moon bounce, zoo animals, carnival games and more 3-6 p.m. 3-on-3 basketball for teens 1-3 p.m. and adults 3-5 p.m.; free with advance registration. J5K race for all ages starts at 6 p.m. Rock & Roll Bash with music, gambling, dinner and cash bar 6:30-9 p.m. JK5 awards 7:15 p.m. Free. $20-$35 for J5K. 7617500; Amberley Village.


Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1-4:30 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, $3 donation. 683-5692; Loveland. M O N D A Y, A U G . 3 0


Open Mic Night, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Free. 6979705. Loveland.


The American Idol Live! Tour 2010, featuring season nine top 10 contestants, including winner Lee DeWyze and runner-up Crystal Bowersox, comes to Riverbend Music Center at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30. Tickets are $26, $50.50, $70.50 and for a lawn four-pack, $79. For tickets, visit or call 800-745-3000. Also pictured, and performing at the concert, are: Didi Benami, Andrew Garcia, Casey James, Aaron Kelly, Michael Lynche, Siobhan Magnus, Katie Stevens and Tim Urban.

Zumba Gold, 10-11 a.m., Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road, Designed for those not used to exercising, older adults or those with physical limitations. Free. 2472100. Symmes Township.


Work by James Presley “J.P.” Ball, a 19th century African-American photographer and abolitionist, who lived in Cincinnati, is on display at the Cincinnati Museum Center through October. The 900-square-foot free exhibit, “An American Journey: The Life and Photography of James Presley Ball,” features 60 original images of famous figures such as Frederick Douglass, pictured. Visit or call 513-287-7000.


August 25, 2010

Loveland Herald


Madeira woman ‘sewing’ interest in her book


By Jeanne Houck


Judi Ketteler of Madeira (right) is the author of “Sew Retro: A Stylish History of the Sewing Revolution + 25 Vintage Inspired Projects for the Modern Girl.” Here she is with her sister, Laura Thomason of Fort Thomas, Ky., at a book signing.

Judi Ketteler is a freelance writer from Madeira who just published her first book: “Sew Retro: A Stylish History of the Sewing Revolution + 25 Vintage Inspired Projects for the Modern Girl.” “I’m really excited about it,” said Ketteler, 35. “It’s a fun, pop-culture history of women and sewing, along with a bunch of great projects inspired by the various decades – from the mid-19th Century until today.” The book, published by Voyageur Press, has a website at and is available

locally. Ketteler is having a book signing Saturday, Aug. 28, at Art & Creativities in Madeira. The time has yet to be decided. “I’ve always had an interest in women’s history and the history of the domestic,” said Ketteler, whose thesis for her master’s degree in literature was about 19th-Century domestic fiction. “Until very recently, sewing wasn’t ‘hip’ in the mainstream sense. “But now it’s been rediscovered by young women and embraced as part of their creative identities,” Ketteler said. Although her background is in writing, Ketteler said she long has had a

keen interest in sewing, design and patterns. “I took home ec in high school – though I learned far more from my mom – and I’ve been sewing ever since,” Ketteler said. “My goal for Sew Retro was to create projects that beginners could tackle and more advanced sewers could modify and take to another level if they wanted. “When I sew for myself or for my kids – a toddler, and a baby on the way – I often create my own patterns. But just as often, I use store-bought patterns.”

Ketteler thinks her sewing book is one-of-akind. “There hasn’t been a book that looked at the history of sewing and then combined it with retro sewing projects to help celebrate that history,” Ketteler said. “There have been some really good academic treatments of the history of sewing, as well as some books that look at just one time period, but nothing with mass appeal that pulled it all together and took a long view of sewing.”

BUSINESS UPDATE Agencies honored

The local Allstate Insurance agencies of John Coomes, Sid Sheppard and Kenneth Durham have each earned the designation of Premier Service Agency for 2010. The agencies received the honor for exceeding customer expectations. Coome’s agency is at

6417 Branch Hill in Loveland. It can be reached at 697-9098. Sheppard’s agency is at 1376 Ohio 28 in Loveland. It can be reached at 5755000. Durham’s agency is at 8683 Fields Ertel Road in Symmes Township. It can be reached at 671-4386.

Fit4You opens

Fit4You, located in Miami Township, is now open with new classes and a new staff. New owner Gail Ferguson says Fit4You offers total wellness, from customized fitness and nutrition programs to personal training and group class workouts. Fit4You is located at 524

Wards Corner Road. It is open 5 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 5 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Personal training is offered by appointment. For more information, call Ferguson at 340-4639 or visit

Fit-fun day includes J5K Aug. 29 On Sunday, Aug. 29, the Mayerson JCC offers children and adults a chance to participate in Fit-Fun Day at the J-a free end-of-summer outdoor festival that is open to the public. This major outdoor festival includes: Family Fun Fest from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., with lots of carnival games, a three-on-three basketball tournament, and other fun activities; the J5K Run, a 5K Run/Walk through the streets of Amberley Village, starting at 6 p.m., and the Rock & Roll Bash, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., with live music and opportunities to win cash prizes at games of chance. All activities are based at the JCC in Amberley Village at 8485 Ridge Road (next to Ronald Reagan Highway). Advance registration is required for the J5K and the three-on-three basketball tournament. From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. families can enjoy the Family Fun Fest. Activities include: carnival games, a moon bounce, a giant inflatable slide, face painting, caricature drawings, zoo animals, kids’ races, “dancing heads,” a photo booth, and more. The Amberley Village fire department will operate a

fire truck exhibit, and the Amberley police will give out child ID kits (while supplies last). Picnic food, refreshments, and beer will be available for purchase throughout the day. There will be a three-on-three basketball tournament for teenagers (ages 13 to 15 & 16 to 20) from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and adults (ages 2135) can also challenge their friends on the basketball court from 3 p.m. to 5p.m. Participation is free, but advance registration is required. Registration forms are available on the JCC website, and at the Mayerson JCC. The J5K Run starts at the JCC at 6 p.m., and continues through the neighborhood streets of Amberley Village. The race is a “chip” timed event for male and female runners, and is followed by an awards presentation for the winners in each age division. Early registrations (postmarked by Monday, Aug. 23) are $25/person with race shirt; $15/person without. Registrations submitted Aug. 24 to Aug. 27, and until 5:45 p.m. on the day of the race, are $30/person with race shirt (while supplies last); $20/person without. There is also a J5K Walk, with

several male and female age categories. Registration forms are available on the JCC website,; online at; or at the Mayerson JCC fitness desk. “I am definitely going to be running in the J5K,” said Melissa Koetter, who successfully completed the JCC’s Indoor Triathlon at FitFun Day last March. “The Aug. 29 Fit-Fun Day at the J should be a lot of fun for kids and adults because they always have lots of great activities for everyone to enjoy!” After the J5K Aug. 29, adults of all ages will enjoy the Rock & Roll Bash at the J from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be live rock & roll music of the 1960s, ‘70s, and ‘80s performed by local band The 4 Hubcaps, as well as a pasta dinner, cash bar, and beer tent. Partygoers can celebrate the end of summer by dancing and trying their luck to win cash prizes at a variety of gambling games. J5K participants who wish to attend the Rock & Roll Bash will have access to the JCC showers and locker rooms after the race. For registration forms or more information about Fit-

Benefit wine tasting, auction Aug. 28 The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of Southwest Ohio will hold its fourth annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at the historic Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, 35 W. Fifth St. in downtown Cincinnati. Listen to music by djdq while enjoying a sampling of international and domestic wines paired with great hors d’oeuvres. A cash bar will also be available, in additional to delicious desserts. Take a chance with the silent auction for great items such as fine dining gift certificates, theater tickets, trips, spa packages, hotel packages, gift baskets,

sports memorabilia, Reds tickets, UC and UK tickets, photography, wine, jewelry, golf, glass blowing classes, a Fuji bike and much more. Or try your hand at the numerous raffles for additional prizes. “We are happy to be able to help support this great event by donating a Fuji bike,” said Karen Bliss, Fuji’s marketing director. “Riding bikes is a great way to get in some fun, easy exercise and ease the stress of dealing with Crohn’s.” Tickets are $55 per person or $480 for a reserved table of eight and are available through the Southwest Ohio CCFA at (513) 7723550 or online at

hio. Ticket prices will increase $10 per ticket after August 18, 2010. The Wine Tasting formerly called Wines & Chimes will benefit the CCFA Foundation, which is the primary funding source for medical research, patient education and awareness, patient support and legislative advocacy for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. CCFA-funded research has helped lead to the recent groundbreaking discoveries of genes and gene receptors associated with the diseases. For more information, contact CCFA at 800-9322423 or visit

Fun Day at the J, the J5K Run, or the Rock & Roll Bash, contact the Mayerson JCC at 513.761.7500 or visit The J welcomes everyone, regardless of race, religion, or ability.

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Loveland Herald


August 25, 2010

RELIGION Epiphany United Methodist Church



Worship times are: Contemporary worship at 5 p.m. Saturdays, contemporary worship at 9 a.m. Sundays and traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 6779866.

The Community of the Good Shepherd Catholic Parish




10345 Montgomery Rd. Montgomery, OH 45242 Rev. Canon George Aldrich Hill III, Rector

Sunday Worship: 8:00, 9:30* and 11:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. childcare provided* Vacation Bible School: July 22 - 25 e n

(513) 984-8401


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

Sharonville United Methodist

The Community of the Good Shepherd Catholic Parish is having a social evening of wine and beer tasting to benefit the Athenaeum of Ohio (Mount St. Mary’s Seminary) from 7-9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 17, in the Community Room. There will be a wide variety of wines and beers along with a delectable array of hors d’oeuvres. Reservations for “Sips, Shepherds & Seminarians; Taste and Share for the Good of The Athenaeum” are $25 per person. Sponsorship levels are available at the Silver level for $50, Gold level for $75 and the Platinum level for $100 and above. There will be special recognition for those at the sponsorship levels. Those unable to attend can still make a contribution or be a sponsor. Checks are to be made payable to Good Shepherd with “Athenaeum” written on the memo line. All proceeds from the fundraiser will go to the Athenaeum. Attire for the evening will be dressy casual. The order form for reservations is available at, in the office at Good Shepherd, in the plexiglass stands and at an Activity Center after the weekend masses. The latest date to make a

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

3751 Creek Rd.

Oak Hills High School Class of 1975 – is having its 35-year reunion from 8 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Sept. 3, at

ST. PATRICK’S-LEBANON 232 E. Main St (corner of East & Main) Rev. Jacqueline E. Matisse, Pastor

EVANGELICAL FREE 5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

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

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

LUTHERAN Good Shepherd (ELCA)

7701 Kenwood Rd.


The church is having its Rally Day for “What’s your Passion for Serving like Christ,” on Sunday, Aug. 29. Fellowship follows the worship service in Nisbet Hall. All youth groups now meet at 6 p.m. every Sunday night beginning with supper, a short worship service and group sessions. The church is at 360 Robin Ave., Loveland; 683-2525;

Loveland United Methodist Church

The new service times are 8:15 a.m. to 9 a.m. for the “Rise and Shine” Traditional Service, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for the “A Little Bit Louder Now” Contemporary Service and 11 a.m. to noon for the “Morning Glory” Traditional Service. A free hot breakfast bar is in the Gathering Area, just outside the sanctuary, and is open from 8 a.m. to 8:15 am. Join the United Methodist Women from 9:45 a.m. to 11 a.m. the first Thursday morning of each month for UMW, a time of fellowship, devotion and ministry at LUMC. The purpose of the UMW is “to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.”

Northern Hills Synagogue

Northern Hills Synagogue is starting their Young Adults Kids Sometimes (YAKS) program with a cookout from noon to 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 5, at Weller Park. The event is free, but RSVPs are requested by calling Tracy Weisberger at 931-6040. YAKS is an active group of young families connecting with their Jewish roots and having fun at the same time. The group’s planning committee has worked to create a schedule of fun events for the whole family, as well as much-needed adultonly events. Events include a family walk on the Purple People Bridge, a night of fondue for adults and more. Events are open to the community. Northern Hills Synagogue is continuing its annual Creative Family Service on the Second day of Rosh Hashanah as an alternative to the main service. Led by Tracy Weisberger, the director of education and programming, the service will be an interactive and participatory service for the family. All ages are welcome. The theme will be “forgiveness within the family.” There will be games, discussions, activities and prayers to connect this theme with the holiday. For more information, call 931-6038. The synagogue is at 5714 Fields Ertel Road, Deerfield Township; 9316038;

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

Summer Worship times: 5 p.m. Saturday, and 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The church is at 101 South Lebanon

Aston Oaks Golf Club. Contact Chuck Eckert at for more information.

Turpin High School class of 1980 – is having its 30-year reunion from 7 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Sept. 4, at Royal Oak Country Club. Visit for more information. Deer Park High School Class of 1970 – is having its 40th reunion Sept. 10 and 11. It starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, there will be a warm-up party at Chicken on the Run in Deer Park. Then at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11, there will be a picnic and grill-out at the home of Shawn and Penny Sadler, 4753 Kugler Mill Road. For more information or to RSVP, contact Patty Husman 479-4965, or Marc Rouse at 378-9563.


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

Loveland Presbyterian Church

About religion

The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-1738.

Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. E-mail announcements to m, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. Mail to: Loveland Herald, Attention: Andrea Reeves, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140. Road, Loveland; 683-4244.

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,

River Hills Christian Church

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



reservation is Sept. 12. There will be no actual tickets, but there will be a check-in for the wine and beer tasting at the event on Sept. 17. The church is located at 8815 E. Kemper Road; 489-8815.

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

Princeton High School Class of 1965 – is having its 45th reunion Friday and Saturday, Sept. 10-11. For details, e-mail Sue at

www.fbccincy.or 513-489-1114 Amelia High School Class of 1980 – is having its 30-year reunion from 7:30-11:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11, at Holiday Inn Eastgate. Cost is $35 per person. Contact Amy Grethel O’Leary at 752-0424, Barb Ramsey Merchant at 4743685 or Robin Ladrigan Iredale at 607-7071. Check out “1980 Amelia High School” on Facebook for more information. Mercy Hospital Alumnae and the Butler County Nurses – are having the annual Mass at St. Julie Billart Church at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 19. A breakfast honoring the Class of 1960 will follow at Ryan’s Tavern. Cost is $17 a person. To reserve your spot send a check to Mary Jo Shannon at 784 Millikin St., Hamilton, OH 45013 by Sept. 1. Please include year of graduation.

NorthStar Vineyard

Community Church

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

(across from Kenwood Towne Centre)

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



UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 "The Heart of Worship: Praise"

Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

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

6635 Loveland Miamiville Rd Loveland, OH 45140



8999 Applewood Dr Blue Ash 891 8527 (off Larchview, off Plainfield at Cross County Hwy.)

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


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MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Michael A. Brown, 51, 70 GlendaleMilford Road, persistent disorderly conduct, Aug. 3. Donald B. Link, 54, 70 Glendale-Milford Road, persistent disorderly conduct, Aug. 3. Jesse J. Lee, 28, 70 Glendale-Milford Road, disorderly conduct, Aug. 3. Nicholas Reffit, 38, 5599 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, falsification, Aug. 4. Brenda Reffit, 35, 5599 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, falsification, Aug. 4. Regina L. Moore, 36, Greenup St., theft, assault on police officer, resisting arrest, Aug. 5. Juvenile, 13, domestic violence, Aug. 5. Allison J. Wendle, 18, 5799 Old Forest, underage possession of alcohol, operating vehicle under influence, Aug. 6. Molly A. Murta, 19, 17 Trail Bridge, underage consumption, operating vehicle under influence, Aug. 6. Elysia C. Bowling, 24, 3730 Hyde Park Ave., disorderly conduct, Aug. 8. Matthew L. Kidwell, 33, 5491 Beechmont, disorderly conduct, Aug. 8. Angela Boone, 30, 6447 Snider, child endangering, driving under influence, driving under suspension, Aug. 7. Samuel Johnson, 31, 288 Plum, drug paraphernalia, drug abuse, Aug. 7.

Loveland Herald

August 25, 2010

| DEATHS | POLICE | Editor Dick Maloney | | 248-7134 BIRTHS



Your Community Press newspaper serving Loveland, Miami Township, Symmes Township


About police reports

The Community Press the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: Loveland, Chief Tim Sabransky, 583-3000. Miami Township, Chief Stephen Bailey, 248-3721. Symmes Township, Lt. Dan Reid, 683-3444. Jerry R. Wheeler Jr., 28, 71 Deerfield, drug instrument, obstructing official business, Aug. 9. Amanda L. Haynes, 31, 6047 Jerry Lee, warrant service, Aug. 9. Two Juveniles, 16, theft, Aug. 10. John B. Barbara, 42, 70 GlendaleMilford Road, disorderly conduct, Aug. 10. Bradley A. Richardson, 21, 1100 Tuscarora, complicity to theft, Aug. 11. April L. Rogers, 41, homeless, theft, Aug. 11.

Incidents/investigations Arson

Bomb detonated in mail box at 6400 Paxton Woods, Aug. 9.

Breaking and entering, safecracking

Cash taken from Milford Swim Club; $600 at Rainbow Trail, Aug. 10.


TVs and DVD player taken; $4,800 at 559 Miami Trace, Aug. 9.

Criminal damage

Siding damaged at 6204 Spires Drive, Aug. 4. Supply hose cut to swimming pool at 1161 Redbird, Aug. 6. Washers damaged at Milford Commons Laundry at Ohio 28, Aug. 9.

Criminal mischief

Several eggs thrown at vehicles at 5410 Timber Trail, Aug. 3. Eggs thrown at home at 958 Palomar, Aug. 4. Sprinkler turned on with no authorization at 6273 Deerhaven, Aug. 4.

Domestic violence

At Newberry Street, Aug. 5.


Reported at 927 Ohio 28, Aug. 8.


Female juvenile reported this offense at 6200 block of Melody Lane, Aug. 7.


Male reported loss of money at bank on Romar Drive; $1,000 at 2221

Ohio 28, Aug. 3. A saw taken from M & R Recycling: $800 at Ohio 28, Aug. 3. Various auto parts taken; $1,350 at 1238 Ohio 131 No. E, Aug. 4. Spray gun taken from Sherwin Williams; $229 at Ohio 28, Aug. 5. Woman stated her purse taken while at Meijer at Ohio 28, Aug. 5. Merchandise taken from Kohl’s at Ohio 28, Aug. 5. Tools taken from vehicle at Surface Stone; $1,100 at 1750 Ohio 131, Aug. 6. I-Pod taken from vehicle at 1190 Deblin Drive, Aug. 6. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $37 at Branch Hill Guinea, Aug. 6. WII game and computer hard drive taken at 5717 Buckwheat, Aug. 6. Gasoline not paid for at Thornton’s; $25 at Ohio 28, Aug. 11. Gasoline not paid for at BP; $11.20 at Ohio 131, Aug. 7. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $14 at Branch Hill Guinea, Aug. 8. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $39 at Ohio 50, Aug. 8. Aluminum molds, tools, etc. taken; $4,300 at 380 Rule St., Aug. 9. Computer taken from vehicle $800 at 1164 E. Glen Echo, Aug. 9. Clothing taken from Kohl’s; $172 at Ohio 28, Aug. 10.



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SYMMES TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Amber Knapp, 22, 6571 Windfield Court, operating a motor vehicle under the influence at I-275, July 28. Henry Haas, 21, 501 Hanna Ave. No. 2, receiving stolen property at 10690 Betty Ray, Aug. 2. Diana Heslop, 22, 1000 Sycamore St., theft at 9201 Fields Ertel Road, July 20. Jesseca Ball, 24, 35 Wright Court, theft at 9201 Fields Ertel Road, Aug. 1.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Woman hit in face during argument at 11985 Rich Road, June 24.

Breaking and entering

Ladder rack moved from unlocked shed at 11662 Woodwind Drive, July 28. Shed broken into and leaf blower, power washer and trimmer valued at $810 taken at 11748 Woodwind Drive, July 28. Shed broken into, nothing taken at 11614 Woodwind Drive, July 28.

Criminal damaging

Mailbox damaged at 12156 Waters Edge, Aug. 1. Mailbox damaged at 12117 Waters Edge, Aug. 1. Mailbox damaged at 12103 Waters Edge, Aug. 1.

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Impersonating a police officer

Man in car with light bar pulled woman over, asked for license and wrote down personal information at Loveland Madeira Road at I275, July 29.


Wallet taken from car at 10009 Morgan’s Trace, July 8. School books, laptop and alarm clock valued at $1,200 taken at 9643 Waterford Place, July 27. Man tried to use counterfeit $10 at Speedway at 12184 Mason Road, July 28. Lawn blowers and trimmers valued at $2,750 taken from work vehicles at 10802 Loveland-Madeira Road, Aug. 5. Video games valued at $207 taken at 9680 Fields Ertel Road, Aug. 4. $90 taken from checking account without authorization at 7443 Mason Montgomery Road, Aug. 2.

DEATHS Jean E. Becht

Jean E. Becht, 90, of Symmes Township died Aug. 18. Survived by grandchildren Jeff Klaene and Jennifer Hester; greatgrandchild, Kylie; nieces and nephews Elise Hauensten, Barbara Cooper, Ray Becht; great-nieces and great-nephews Michelle (Kenny) Hall, Patrick (Amy) Jacolenne, Tyler Hauenstein, Ryan Hauenstein, Jennifer Berry, Jerry (Lori) Patton, Jill (Greg) Trigg, Christine (Jason) Norris, Kathleen Becht and Kelli Becht; and many cousins. Preceded in death by husband, Raymond F. Becht; daughter, Judith Hester; and parents Frank and Rose (nee Goodman) Nunn. Services were Aug. 24 at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Montgomery. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263.

Frank H. Chisman Sr.

Frank H. Chisman, Sr., 81, of Loveland died Aug. 13. Survived by children Linda (Jerry) Reese, Kay (Tom) Seitz, Charlotte (Greg) Popp, Frank H. (Patty) Chisman, Jr., Sharon Nichols, Lori (Rafe) Barber, Amanda (Paul) Healey and Chisman Anthony (Sarah) Chisman; sisters, Henrietta Roosa and Myrtis Hobelman; 13 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife, Emmie (nee Brown) Chisman; father Henry Harrison Chisman and mother, Sylvia Mae (nee Poe) Chisman. Services were Aug. 16 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Loveland. Memorials to; Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250, Attn: gift processing.

Beverly R. Durbin

Beverly R. Durbin, 56, of Loveland died Aug. 18.

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Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge. Call 2487134 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details. Survived by husband, David M. Durbin; sons David G. Durbin and Andrew G. Durbin; brothers Ralph E. Jackson and Jayme C. Jackson and sister, Gail Wais Jacobs. Preceded in death by parents Ralph and Lillian (nee McKinney) Jackson and sister, Martha D. Jackson. Services are private. Memorials to: Patronato San Xavier, P.O. Box 522, Tuscon, AZ 85702, ATTN: Vern Lamplot; or at the link (insert Beverly Burbin in the field for “Company.”) for the preservation of San Xavier del Bac Mission.

Henrietta Anna Duvelius

Henrietta Anna Duvelius, 84, of Loveland died Aug. 14. Survived by sister, Rosemary Duvelius. Preceded in death by parents Chris and Catherine (nee Berger) Duvelius Duvelius and sister, Alberta Duvelius. Services were Aug. 16 at St. Columban Catholic Church, Love-

land. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263; or St. Columban Building Fund, 894 Oakland Road, Loveland OH 45140.

Donald M. Ellis

Preceded in death by father, John Herbert Turner, Sr.; mother, Mary (nee Evans) Turner; and brother, Jerry Turner. Services were Aug. 5 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Goshen.

Donald M. Ellis, 86, of Loveland died Aug. 14. Survived by children Ken Ellis and Jan (Greg) Martin; grandchildren Amber Martin and Adam Martin; and greatgrandchildren Kiley, Cody, Ellis Andy and Autumn. Preceded in death by wife, Bessie Marie Ellis; father, Paul Ellis; and mother, Julia (nee Johnson) Ellis. Services were Aug. 17 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Loveland. Memorials to: Hospice of Southwest Ohio, 7625 Camargo Road, Cincinnati, OH 45243.

Rachael Wilkins

Rachael (nee Turner) Wilkins, 87, of Montgomery died Aug. 12. Survived by daughter, Betty Jo (Timothy) Dake; grandchildren Dr. Natalie (David) Dennis and Dr. Timothy Dake Jr. Preceded in death by husband,

Bill Wilkins; 12 brothers and sisters and parents Edgar and Sallie Turner. Visitation and services were Aug. 16 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home, Mt. Healthy. Memorials to; Meadowbrook Care Center, 8211 Weller Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

John Herbert Turner, Jr.

John Herbert Turner, Jr., 77, of Loveland died Aug. 2. Survived by wife, Bettie Jean (nee Smith) Turner; children Barb (Dennis) Rohe, Debbie (Bob) Buck and John (Angie) Turner Turner III; grandchildren Kara Brown, Denielle Rohe, Jenna Turner, Leah Turner and John Turner IV; great-grandchild, Turner Charles Brown; and sister-in-law, Marilyn Turner.

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Loveland Herald

On the record

August 25, 2010

REAL ESTATE NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF SYMMES TOWNSHIP Notice is hereby given that the Board of Trustees of Symmes Township, Hamilton County, Ohio, will hold a Special Meeting on September 7, 2010 at 5:45 p.m. for the purpose of entering Executive Session to discuss the appointment of a public employee. This meeting will be held at the Township Admin. Bldg., 9323 Union Cemetery Road. John C. Borchers Fiscal Officer, Symmes Township 4330

LEGAL NOTICE The following legislation was passed by Loveland City Council at their August 10, 2010 meeting: 2010-49 A resolution authorizing the filing of an application for State Capital Improvement Program 2011 funds and execution of project agreement with the Ohio Public Works Commission. Misty Cheshire, Clerk of Council City of Loveland The above listed legislation is available for inspection at the City Manager’s office, 120 West Loveland Avenue, Loveland, Ohio during normal office hours. 4231

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