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LOVELAND — A company that bowed out of the Loveland Station downtown redevelopment project is rethinking its decision. North American Properties of downtown Cincinnati decided in May not to pursue its interest in Loveland Station any longer because the project did not meet the company’s desired return on investment, Loveland City Manager Tom Carroll said in a report to Loveland City Council for its Aug. 28 meeting. “North American Properties subsequently allowed the options for the three properties near the corner of East Loveland Avenue and Third Street to expire,” Carroll said. “Shortly afterward, (Indian Hill developer) Rick Greiwe and city staff sought interest from other developers in the Cincinnati area, Columbus and Indianapolis. “After conducting discussions with numerous development firms, Rookwood Builders (of Mariemont) was the company which expressed a serious level of interest and offered to sign a letter of intent for the purpose of conducting due diligence with respect to the project,” Carroll said. “In the meantime, North American Properties has expressed some renewed interest in the project resulting from some changes that were made to the development criteria and the progress staff is making on negotiating the purchase of the adjacent railroad property for parking. “Staff is encouraged by the interest shown by these two developers and expects to recommend one of them to council and the (Loveland Community Improvement Corporation, the city’s economic-development arm) in the near term,” Carroll said. Carroll said it would be spring 2013 at the earliest before either North American Properties or Rookwood Builders could begin construction at Loveland Station, a retail-office-residential project planned for South Second Street and West Loveland Avenue. For more about your community, visit Get regular Loveland updates by signing up for our email newsletter. Visit

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Human trafficking speech inspires action By Chuck Gibson

Loveland native Sarah McCormick spent three years in Thailand helping in the fight against human trafficking. At the beginning, her mom didn’t want her to go. She wanted to stay closer to home. McCormick went anyway. She went into the trenches to learn about the war against the exploitation of human beings for profit. Now she has a story to tell. “I don’t think I really appreciated it until we travelled to Thailand to see her,” said her mom, Reta McCormick. “While we were there we were introduced to the people, co-workers, and other volunteers. We saw the kids. I think at that moment the reality set in what a good and necessary job those people do.” On Sunday, Aug. 19, a group of about 50 people gathered at the Grailville Caravansary to



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Sarah McCormick (right) talks with Nicky Westrick following her presentation on human trafficking at Grailville Sunday, Aug. 19. CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

hear about human trafficking first-hand from Sarah McCormick. “I think it’s inspiring,” Nicky Westrick said of McCormick’s experience. “But it also saddens me. It reminds me of what I need to do to grow my social

conscience. I am actively searching.” During an hour-long presentation, McCormick told about working cases of human trafficking right here in Cincinnati. She explained the key is exploitation; not just sexual exploita-

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tion, but forced labor exploitation. Victims are not just young Eastern European or Asian women. In reality every gender, race, age nationality and religion are exposed. McCormick’s Grailville audience was made up of mostly women. They had questions, lots of questions. Their first question was: where does this happen? “It happens everywhere around the world,” McCormick answered. “The United States and Western Europe are the largest destination countries. The main origin countries are Mexico, Philippines, Guatemala, India and Thailand.” People wanted to know who. Some seemed surprised to learn it is not usually people kidnapped and sold into the seedy underworld of sexual exploitation. In fact, it is the vulnerable seeking a better way of life. “The sad thing is you’d be See SPEECH, Page A2 Vol. 94 No. 27 © 2012 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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glad to hear the trafficking is in Thailand,” said Brigid Hill, who was among the Grailville members in attendance. “You know that happens in horrible, terrible third-world places. But her first four years of work was right here in Cincinnati.” The trafficked get used up and then become the traffickers. The basic need

for income remains a need. McCormick said there is an “unbalanced view” of sex trafficking versus labor trafficking. “It makes you think to yourself,” Hill said. “What service person – cleaning a bathroom I’ve used, or serving at a restaurant – is in a dangerous and unhealthy situation? They were coerced into that situation. That’s what I think is wrong.” They asked about laws. The current law in Ohio regarding human trafficking

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and new ways to approach it.” When told human trafficking is a $32 billion per year industry, one member of the audience asked: “Where does the money go? Follow the money.” It was a question and an approach McCormick is not aware has ever been considered. She was impressed by the interest shown by the group. “It was really an engaged group of people that are clearly thinking about these issues in useful ways,” she said. McCormick wanted to educate the group with facts and raise awareness by sharing her own experiences. She believes a lot of information about human trafficking is sensationalized. Her aim was to teach the group about more effective solutions for the future. The group was impressed with McCormick’s story. Many stayed after to talk directly with her about how they want to help. “I didn’t think there would be so many people here; such a variety of folks who are already so involved in social justice issues,” McCormick said. “Afterward some of the folks who came and talked to me have already been involved with this issue. They’re making things happen.” More on how to help locally at www.endslavery More about Grailville at:

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Church group to lobby at art show By Jeanne Houck

A loose coalition of people is hoping to save a vacant Loveland church with strong ties to the African-American comunity, and others as well. From left to right in the front row are Jamie Mitchell and Debora Jones, in the second row are Paula Oguah and Cati O'Keefe and in the back are Stewart Hamilton and Roberta Paolo.

Larry Hamilton signed copies of his books, “Lucy’s Story” and “Between Two Suns: The Berean Experience,” with proceeds going to efforts to save the former Predestinarian Baptist Church. With Hamilton at a February book siging are his mother and former Councilman Joe Schickel. CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS jor center of black community life through the mid ’60s.” Schickel said before the art show that members of the committee would be in front of the William Schickel Gallery at 200 W. Loveland Ave. during the Loveland Art Show to talk to people about joining the preservation effort. Schickel is gallery director. Also, Hamilton was to sign copies of his books, “Lucy’s Story” and “Between Two Suns: The Berean Experience,” in front of the William Schickel Gallery during the art show, with proceeds going to efforts to save the former Predestinarian Baptist


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LOVELAND — The Hamilton County Health Department has given Loveland until Sept. 30 to show it has made progress on correcting violations the department found when it inspected the former Predestinarian Baptist Church July 30. That’s a 30-day break from the originally scheduled reinspection of the vacant and condemned church on Chestnut Street, but an order to fix all violations by Nov. 2 still stands, said Gary Vidmar, assistant Loveland city manager. “Razing the structure, or a portion of the structure, may be an option if the violations cannot be completely abated and the health department chooses to take further legal action,” Vidmar said. Members of a group trying to save and renovate the former Predestinarian Baptist Church – a hub of Loveland’s early AfricanAmerican community – were to make their case and try to raise funds during the Loveland Art Show Sept. 9. “A lot of people don’t know that Loveland had a very vital African-American community, not that long ago,” said former Loveland Councilman Joe Schickel, a member of the preservation group. “Author Larry Hamilton (a Loveland native), Paula Mitchell Oguah (a Loveland resident) and a few others, myself included, have formed a committee and begun fundraising to save the old Loveland Predestinarian Baptist Church on Chestnut Street, which was a ma-


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Sidewalk plans cause board debate By Leah Fightmaster

Sidewalks and a use for one of the community’s historic are the focus of pending improvements in Symmes Township. Administrator Brian Elliff said he had begun working on a plan for new sidewalks to connect neighborhoods and parks. He added that the initial plan would be included in the upcoming fall/winter township newsletter. An upset Trustee Ken Bryant opposed its inclu-

sion in the newsletter, saying that it hasn’t been reviewed or discussed by the Board of Trustees. He added that safety and connectivity are priorities. Board President Jodie Leis said safety is always a priority and that including the public from the beginning should be necessary so they can have a say in the trustees’ decisions. Elliff agreed, adding that residents could come in with ideas the administration and board hadn’t considered, instead of the board getting “steamroll-



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A walkway was added under the new arbor, along with the plants, behind the Meade House on Lebanon Road.

ments, such as a refurbished arbor, new patio and a walkway under the arbor, were added to the garden at the Meade House, 11887 Lebanon Road. The society also painted and hung lattices around the small building near the Meade House. Singer said the society is planning a few activities for Symmes Fall Fest Oct. 5, such as pumpkin painting and other fall-like entertainment.

LOVELAND — Loveland’s Amazing Race organizers on Aug. 27 awarded $60,000 it collected at its fundraiser in June. Beneficiaries and amounts awarded are: » In RETURN, $20,000. » Friends of Little Miami State Park and Ohio Valley Voice, $10,000 each.

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Photo of Miami Twp. student to appear in NYC MIAMI TWP. — Elizabeth Osterday, a second-grader at Boyd E. Smith Elementary School in the Milford school district, will appear in the bright lights of Broadway Saturday, Sept. 22, as part of the National Down Syndrome Society’s annual Times Square Video Presentation. The event embodies the society’s mission to promote the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome. Osterday’s photo was selected from more than 1,000 entries in a worldwide call for photos. More than 200 photographs will appear in the video, which will be shown on the News Corporation Sony Screen, in the heart of Times Square. The Times Square video presentation kicks off Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October. The video presentation

will be followed by the 18th Annual New York City Buddy Walk in Central Park. This year, Buddy Walk events will be held in more than 250 cities across the country, as well as select international locations, in and around October. Osterday and her team are participating in Cincinnati’s Buddy Walk Sept. 8 at Sawyer Point. For information about the Buddy Walk Program, visit or call 800-221-4602. The National Down Syndrome Society is a nonprofit organization with more than 350 affiliates nationwide representing more than 400,000 Americans who have Down syndrome. The mission of society is to be the national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome.



Loveland students to help peers in Haiti By Jeanne Houck

LOVELAND — French students at Loveland Middle School will once again this school year learn some life lessons as well as how to conjugate verbs in another language. Teacher Hillary Pecsok said her students will support as many as18 children living in slavery in Haiti – where French and Creole are spoken – by: » collecting from now through the beginning of November backpacks, shoes, socks and personal

items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste and combs for the Haitian children, and » performing community-service work the remainder of the 2012-2013 school year to earn money to pay the Haitian students’ school fees for uniforms and one hot meal a day. “For some, it is their only meal in a 24-hour period,” Pecsok said. “To support one Haitian child, living in restavek (Creole for child slavery), for one year, it is only $350. “It is our goal to support

this entire group of students, so we will need to raise between $5,000 and $6,000,” Pecsok said. The Loveland students will be helping Haitian children under the watch and care of Jean-Robert Cadet, a Madeira resident and former child slave in Haiti who founded the Jean R. Cadet Restavek Organization, which works to end the restavek system in Haiti and make education mandatory for children there. “Some of these students (who do not own

shoes) walked for miles in bare feet because they heard of this opportunity of hope to be registered for school by Jean-Robert,” Pecsok said. A blog to show the progress of the Loveland Middle School French students’ initiatives and ways the community can participate can be found here: fromlovelandtohaiti. Anyone interested in helping out can contact Pecsok at pecsokhi@

French students in Loveland Middle School teacher Hillary Pecsok's class listen intently as she discusses initiatives the young people will pursue to support the education of as many as 18 children living in slavery in Haiti. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

One man killed, one hurt in separate motorcycle crashes By John Seney

MIAMI TWP. — One man was killed and another injured in two separate motorcycle crashes in two days. The fatal crash occurred about 6:09 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, on the Ohio 28 Bypass west of WolfpenPleasant Hill Road, said Lt. Wayne Price, commander of the Batavia post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Price said Randall Billingley, 54, of Loveland lost control of his 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle and

was ejected. Billingsley was taken by Air Care to University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Price said. The other crash occurred about 7:28 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, on WolfpenPleasant Hill Road just south of Ohio 28, Price said. Ronald Vertner, 46, of Milford lost control of his 2001 Harley Davidson motorcycle and was ejected, Price said. Vertner was taken by Air Care to University Hospital where he was treated for his injuries, Price said.

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New Mayor’s Court magistrate in Loveland By Jeanne Houck

LOVELAND — Loveland’s new Mayor’s Court magistrate is no stranger to the bench, having served as a substitute in the position since 1999. Karla Burtch was sworn in as magistrate after Loveland City Council unanimously confirmed her appointment by Mayor Rob Weisgerber. “I look forward to working with the mayor and the Mayor’s Court staff for many years to deliver the best service we can to the citizens of Loveland,” Burtch said. Loveland will pay Burtch $250 per session in Mayor’s Court, which hears traffic and misdemeanor cases. Burtch succeeds John Holschuh Jr., who heard more than 15,000 cases

during his tenure as magistrate of Loveland Mayor’s Court since 1992. He was prosecuting attorney in Loveland Mayor’s Court from 1987 to 1992. Holschuh is past president of the Cincinnati Bar Association and is District One governor for the Ohio State Bar Association for Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, Highland and Warren counties. “We wish John well in his current endeavors and greatly appreciate his service to the city of Loveland and the Loveland community, as well as his contributions to the field of law,” Weisgerber said. Burtch formerly served as an assistant prosecutor in Cincinnati’s law department, assigned to Hamilton County Municipal Court and handling criminal and traffic cases,

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neighborhood disputes and zoning, tax and housing violations, Weisgerber said. She has served as a substitute magistrate in Mayor’s Courts in Deer Park, Fairfax, Reading and Silverton, in addition to Loveland. Burtch was team prosecutor for the Southern Ohio Environmental Crimes Task Force, which included a five-year appointment as a special assistant U.S. attorney. She was an assistant city prosecutor in Dayton and an assistant prosecutor in Auglaize County. Burtch earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Bowling Green State University and a law degree from the University of Toledo College of Law. She was a social studies teacher in the Port Clinton City Schools before she began practicing law in 1983. Burtch thanked Holschuh after being sworn in as magistrate of Loveland Mayor’s Court. “John brought me out here as his substitute many years ago, and for those of us in the legal field, we know how well respected John is,” Burtch said. “He has a very, very strong commitment to community service and I hope I can continue that as John has.” For more about your community, visit /Loveland.

Gail Wick, left, and Ruth Hardy are co-chairs for the Sept. 18 candidate forum, sponsored by the Anderson Unit of the League of Women Voters. PROVIDED

Ohio House candidate forum set for Sept. 18 With the re-districting in the state for 2013, part of the former 34th District of the Ohio House of Representatives has been added to the 27th District. Democrat Nathan Wissman is running against incumbent Peter Stautberg (R-34th District) for the seat. Both candidates live in Anderson Township. The Anderson Unit of the League of Women Voters is presenting a candidate forum 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road. The moderator is Alice Schneider, former president of the

League of Women Voters of Cincinnati, American Association of University Women and Women’s City. Following questions prepared by the League of Women Voters, the audience will have a chance to ask the candidates questions. Audience members will be asked for his or her name and address to verify residency in the district. Anderson Community Television will televise the forum, and copies will be distributed to other community cable stations within the 27th House District. Candidates have

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Nick Eversole, a third-grader at Loveland Elementary School (right), looks pensively out the window of a school bus. At far left is John Hill, also a third-grader at Loveland Elementary School. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Kiara Coleman, a third-grader at Loveland Elementary School, cheerily faces the first day of school. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS




was a day of new clothes and knapsacks for students in the Loveland City Schools Aug. 27, the first day of classes.

Christine Wise, a first-grade teacher at Loveland Primary School (left), and Kari Kaiser, a fourth-grade teacher at Loveland Elementary School, with all the answers. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Jane Miller, building coordinator at Loveland Elementary School (left), and Brooke Hobson, second-grade teacher at Loveland Primary School, strike a pose by a posse of yellow school buses. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Boys soccer

» Moeller shut out Bishop Hartley in the Crusader Cup Sept. 1, 6-0. Seniors Trey Lonneman and Dan Marchionda had two goals each. Moeller went on to win the Crusader Cup Sept. 3, tying Lakewood St. Edward 3-3 and winning on penalty kicks 10-9. Lonneman, Henry Myers and Eric Kraemer had the Moeller goals. » Loveland beat Lakota East 2-1 on Sept. 4. Johnny Williams and Nick Ranieri had the Tigers goals. The Tigers shutout Kings 5-0 on Sept. 6 as Williams completed the hat trick and Kyle Mattes scored twice.

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» Loveland was fifth at the Loveland Invitational Sept. 1.

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Tigers a likely target

» Loveland beat Colerain by 22 strokes Sept. 6 at Blue Ash. Sophomore Isaac Vock was medalist with a 35. » Moeller beat Mariemont by 19 strokes Sept. 6 at Sharon Woods. Michael Lamping was medalist with a 36.


» Loveland shut out Glen Este 3-0 on Sept. 4. Devin Lally, Katie Hoderlein and Mikayla Pittman swept singles.

Girls cross country

» Loveland was sixth at the Loveland Invitational Sept. 1.

Girls lacrosse

» Russ Mackey, Mount Notre Dame’s lacrosse coach, was chosen to coach this year’s All–American Lacrosse team. Coach Russell Mackey of Mount Notre Dame was one of eight coaches chosen; he is the only coach from the city of Cincinnati and from the state of Ohio. MND’s coach led the All-American Lacrosse team to win the U.S. Lacrosse Showcase in Florida at the Wide World of Sports Complex in Walt Disney World.


By Scott Springer

LOVELAND — After five straight league golf championships, Loveland stumbled at an inopportune time last year and missed out on a final Fort Ancient Valley Conference crown. The Tigers went unblemished during the regular season, but dropped to third in the FAVC tournament to finish as the runner-up overall. The good news in Loveland is the team is off to another good start and coach Andy Fredette’s lineup remains the same. “We’ve won three tournaments,” Fredette said. “I have the entire team back this year. Nobody graduated last year.” The luxury that Loveland has over others is exclusivity. Belwood, Oasis and O’Bannon Creek are popular club destinations for many of Fredette’s flock. “This is a group of avid golfers,” Fredette said. “Several of

them, golf is their only sport.” Isaac Vock, Austin Osborne, and Perry Strong are golf-only athletes. Vock and Osborne are only sophomores and Vock at press time was leading the Tigers with a 38.50 scoring average. Just behind Vock is junior Reid Waddell, a multi-sport athlete at Loveland. “He’s kind of the unspoken leader of the team right now,” Fredette said. “He’ll be a threeyear varsity player. He advanced to the district as an individual last year.” Waddell is just behind Vock in average at 39. Just behind that Tiger duo is junior Brian Bullock, senior Zach Flege, sophomore Osborne and senior Allen Osgood, giving Loveland six golfers in the Eastern Cincinnati Conference top 10. With junior Perry Strong and sophomore Tyler Davis, the Tigers tout eight golfers in the league top 20. As a team, the fairway is wide

Loveland senior golfers Zach Flege, left, and Allen Osgood practice at the driving range Sept. 5. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

open for Loveland to secure the first ECC title “We won our season preview tournament by 18 shots and we’re undefeated in the league,” Fredette said. “If we can finish undefeated in our dual matches, we’re going to be tough to catch.” Beyond that, the Tigers would like to extend the season into October. Loveland has had individual state qualifiers in the past, but

Fredette doesn’t believe an entire team has made it yet. This group could be the first and six of the eight will be back for 2013. “I would like to think our team has a very good chance at advancing to the districts at least,” Fredette said. Loveland’s next match is Sept. 17 at Cincinnati Country Club against Seven Hills.

Loveland handles Highlanders By Scott Springer

The following are summaries of week three football action.

Loveland 17, Oak Hills 0

The Tigers held the Highlanders to just 22 yards of offense as they won their home opener Sept. 7. Quarterback Ryne Terry hit Alex Hesse from six yards out for a first-quarter score and running back Graham Peters added a 17-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Earlier in the fourth quarter, Evan Burig booted a Tiger field goal. Peters finished the night with 159 yards rushing for Loveland and Tanner Hawk had five catches for 48 yards. Tyler Barger had three sacks and a forced fumble for the Tigers on defense. Next game: Loveland (2-1) is home with Glen Este Sept. 14.

Moeller 42, Grand Rapids Christian 34

Down 24-14 at halftime, the Crusaders rallied with a 21point third quarter as they went on to win at Lockland Memorial Stadium Sept. 1. Keith Watkins rushed for 219 yards and two touchdowns. Spencer Iacovone

Loveland running back Graham Peters (1) cuts back to get between two Oak Hills defenders Sept. 7. The Tigers won their home opener over the Highlanders 17-0. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS threw for 166 yards, including a 79-yard touchdown to Watkins.

Moeller/Detroit Catholic Central

The Crusaders began the first of four straight road trips Sept. 8 in Motown with Detroit Catholic Central Sept. 8. Keith Watkins ran for 177 yards and

four touchdowns as Moeller put 27 points on the board in the third quarter to pull away and win 61-33. Joe Eramo added 102 yards and a score and Spencer Iacovone was 17-21 passing for 232 yareds and scoring strikes to Gus Ragland and Casey Pieper. Next game: Moeller heads

Loveland quarterback Ryne Terry drops back during the Tigers’ 17-0 victory over Oak Hills Sept. 7. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS south to Louisville St. Xavier Sept. 14.

CHCA 21, Lex. Christian Academy 7

Adam Chappelle caught five balls for 87 yards and a touch-

down as CHCA improved to 3-0 on the season. Junior quarterback Conner Osborne was 20-of-30 for 238 yards and a touchdown. Next game: CHCA hosts Cincinnati Christian, Sept. 14.



Loveland soccer take down 2

The following are submitted summaries of Loveland men’s varsity and junior varsity soccer.


Loveland 2, Mason 1 – The Loveland men’s varsity soccer team hosted No. 1-ranked Mason at home Saturday, Aug. 25. The Comets struck first, scoring 13 minutes into the first half; but in the back, Loveland’s Greg Bohn and Karl Mattes stepped up very strong on defense -blocking Mason out for the remainder of the match. Jonny Williams tied the score for Loveland six minutes into the second half -then scored again late game, by gaining control of an awkwardly played bouncing ball by Mason’s goalie. Loveland maintained the lead and the

clock ran down for the come-from-behind win. Loveland 7, Glen Este 0 – The Tigers defeated Glen Este easily Wednesday, Aug. 29. Jonny Williams headed one in off a cornerkick sent in from the left by Kyle Mattes five minutes into the match. Later, Kyle Mattes would get taken down hard in the box, setting up Marty Bixler to score Loveland’s second goal off the penalty kick. Bixler scored two more for a hat-trick. Nick Ranieri, Williams and Mitch Casperson rocked the net three more times; bringing the goal total to seven. John Lundeen and Kyle Jarc combined in the goal for the shutout. Lakota West 3, Loveland 0 – The Loveland men’s varsity soccer team struggled to find their mo-

jo in their matchup with Lakota West on Saturday, Sept. 1. Troubles maintaining possession, finding the net and keeping a clean sheet defensively combined, resulting in a 3-0 loss. After extensive travels, the Tigers host five straight home games beginning Sept. 15.

Junior varsity

Mason 2, Loveland 0 – Loveland’s men’s JV soccer lost at home against Mason High School Aug. 25. The first half was a battle played mostly between the 20-yard lines. The first Mason goal came with seven minutes to go in the first half off when a Mason forward landed a quick shot from the back of the 18 yard box. The strike went just above the outstretched hands of goal-

keeper Matthew Noland. Goal No. 2 came early in the second half. The upper 90 strike was another bomb this time from outside the 20 yard line. The two teams battled the remainder of the game. Coach Tino Mam recognized the play of midfielders Adam Paulson and Jared Witt. Loveland 5, Glen Este 0 - The Loveland men’s JV soccer dominated Glen Este from the opening kickoff Aug. 29. The first goal came from Iain Abbott with an assist from Keith MacKenzie just a few minutes into the match. At the 22-minute mark, Joseph Lynch snuck one past the Glen Este keeper to make the score 2-0. The second half was all Loveland. Goals from Jared Witt (assist by Olisa Okafor) and Kyle Oblong (assist by Drew Austin) plus a penal-

ty kick goal by Evan Burig made the final score 5-0. Lakota West 1, Loveland 0 – The Loveland men’s JV soccer team traveled to Lakota West for the out of conference battle with the Firebirds Sept. 1. The match was a hardfought contest that saw both teams struggle to put together any sustained offensive pressure. The only goal in the game came with 31 minutes to go in the first half from a Lakota West corner kick that found a weak-side striker who kicked the ball into the goal. Mam praised the team’s effort in the second half and called out the exceptional play of defender Nathan Reigle and forward Dillon Frees. Loveland 1, Lakota East 0 - The short trip for the Loveland High School JV Tigers to Liberty Town-

ship to face the Lakota East Thunderhawks resulted in their third win of the season Sept. 4. The first half ended at a scoreless draw as neither team was able to push through the other team’s defensive line. However, early in the second half the Loveland front line was able to draw a foul and a direct kick at the Lakota East 30-yard line. Midfielder Evan Burig’s direct kick found Ryan Melink, who drilled a shot past the Lakota East goalkeeper to score the game’s only goal. Mam was pleased with the improved ball possession in the second half and gave credit to the hustle of Sam Fjelstul and Adam Rubikas. The team’s record now stands at an even 3-3 as the team prepares to get into the teeth of the conference schedule.

MND Cougars volleyball reloads By Scott Springer

READING — With last spring’s state title banner hanging, Mount Notre Dame’s volleyball squad is off to another good start with an early unblemished record. While it’s doubtful the Cougars will run the table, coach Joe Burke is enjoying the initial September success. “We’re playing well, “ Burke said. “We return two starters from last year and we obviously had to fit in a bunch of other players. The girls have stepped up and played those spots well.” MND’s biggest returning weapon is “kill queen” and outside hitter, Michelle Strizak. Already committed to Illinois, she’s a known commodity. “She’s not a secret,” Burke said. “There’s been

one or two matches where she’s carried us out offensively. She’s playing great. She’s still playing Burke all the way around and she’s a big-time threat from the front and back row.” The Cougars also return right side hitter Christine Chandler, who saw considerable time as a sophomore on the state championship team. Strizak and a healthy Chandler are a potent onetwo punch. “She (Chandler) had a limited offseason due to being injured late last year,” Burke said. “She came back in the middle of the offseason and started progressing really nicely. We’re just continuing to work on her defense. She’s

very powerful and has a good swing.” Among the losses from last year’s squad are Strizak Kelsey Wolf to Kentucky, Aubree Hord to DePaul and Mary Crema to the University of Cincinnati. All three are trying to establish themselves at their Division I programs. In their place, Burke has had to work in girls who were previously role players. Stepping in as middle blockers have been seniors Sarah Hill and McKenzie Jones. “They got a lot of good experience last year,” Burke said. Another key returner is a girl who didn’t even play last season. Starting setter Teressa Vigil was out of the

country as a foreign exchange student. She now leads the Girls Greater Cincinnati League in assists. “She’s stepped in and done a real nice job in getting the ball to all of the girls,” Burke said. Replacing the departed Kelsey Wolf at libero is Brittany Inks, while Wolf’s sister, Margo, is battling for time as a defensive specialist. In the spikes and kills department, freshman Sydney Mukes has made her presence known.

“She’s an outside hitter and a very dynamic player,” Burke said. “She’s got a lot of power and is an excellent player. We’re looking for good things from Sydney.” Finally, another Cougar will head to a Division I program as defensive specialist Miranda Puthoff will return to the scene of MND’s state title and play for Wright State next season. “She’s played very good middle back defense for us,” Burke said. As always, MND’s slate

of games is second to none. Between their non-conference and league tilts, Burke keeps the Cougars on their toes. “In our schedule, I feel every year we get everybody’s best,” Burke said. “People always play very well against us. We try to keep our girls ready to go for when that happens.” Ahead for MND is a Sept. 13 home match with St. Ursula, then road matches out of town against Walsh Jesuit and Magnificat.

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The Loveland varsity girls tennis team continued their winning streak as they defeated Glen Este this week, bringing their record to 9-1. Here, senior co-captain Katie Hoderlein keeps her eye on the ball as she returns a volley during her winning match. The Lady Tigers finished the week with two rainouts, but have a busy week ahead with home matches against Sycamore, Walnut Hills, and Ursuline, and an away match at Vandalia-Butler. THANKS TO THE SMITHS

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This coming presidential election offers a wonderfully, stark, could not be clearer choice for how the USA will look in a few short years. If you believe the federal government in Washington, not individuals in a free enterprise system, create and expand a prosperous economy you'll want to vote for the one guy. If examples all around lead to the conclusion that ambition, constant effort and personal accomplishments of each person, more than any other factors, can rightfully be credited for their general station in life, you'll be eager to vote for the other guy. The winner will either lead America further down the path we currently are on, or he'll provoke a revival of the greatness that previous generations experienced. It actually is no more complicated than this. The decision is yours. Which do you want for yourself, your children and others who follow? H. Lee Lapole Loveland

Issue 2 a bad idea

In the Ted Strickland years the Democrat party ran so many jobs, businesses and people out of Ohio that we lost several federal congressional seats, and Ohio had to redraw the congressional district maps.

Therefore it should have been two Democrat congressmen let go by the redistricting process, but the Republicans were fair and let only one Democrat congressman go. Even then the Democrat Party threatened legal action. However, they backed down because so many politicians and observers noted that the process was very fair, and the Democrats would surely lose a lawsuit. So the Democrats are rolling out a new strategy, take the voters out of the equation from now on, starting in California and Ohio. So the public unions, green people, and other Democrat party officials came up with Issue 2 that, if passed this November, will put redistricting into the hands of potentially crooked gang of appointed people, who can’t be fired, and who will have an unlimited budget of Ohio taxpayer money, but can be bought. What an evil plan. It also is an illegal plan in two ways, according to Mark R. Brown, who is a constitutional teacher and guest columnist of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Whichever party has the first control of appointing this new gang may cause control of Ohio to go Democratic, and this may never reverse, or the other way around, depending on who coughs up the most cash (it’s usually Democrats for things like this). This is a Democrat party stra-

tegic plan for the USA, and the Democrat Party is now controlled by openly communist people. Help to defeat this nasty trick on Ohio voters by voting “no” on Issue 2 this November. By the way, the group that put this on the ballot for 2012 is called “Protectyourvote,” a catchy name to try to suck in what they call the uneducated voters.

CH@TROOM Loveland kids just trying to get to school. While we all might have to deal with it, everyone should not have to come to school on a school bus. There has to be rules and driving is a privilege. If school allows you to buy a parking pass, then they should recognize that their traffic does not discriminate and neither should they. Catherine Schebor Loveland

Calvin Pauley Loveland

High school traffic discriminates

The construction at Loveland High School is causing our kids that drive to school to be counted as late. Any kids riding a bus in the same traffic are excused. We live 4/10th of a mile from the only driveway into school at Rich and Fallis. We can almost see school. The first day, my daughter left before 7 a.m. and it took 20 minutes. The second day she left earlier and was late. On Friday I took her and I had to beg to get out of our driveway. How early can the kids try to get into school before the staff has a tardy problem? While the real world won’t cut you any slack, maybe your hometown school should because they are responsible for the problem. We are talking about minutes, not hours. We should all be so proud of

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Individualism inspires generosity

Recently the “Chronicle of Philanthropy” released a study detailing who is generous and who is stingy when it comes to charitable giving. The most charitable are: » Residents in states where religious participation is highest, particularly the South. » Residents of “red” (Republican) states. Of the 10 most generous states, eight voted for John McCain. » “Middle-class” families (annual income of $50,000 to $75,000) gave an average of 7.6 percent of their discretionary income. The stingiest are: » Residents in states where religious participation is lowest, particularly the Northeast. » Residents of “blue” (Democratic) states. The seven lowestranking states supported Barack Obama. » “Wealthy” families (annual

income of $200,000-plus) gave an average of only 2.8 percent. Of the two prospective presidential Randy Kleine candidates COMMUNITY PRESS from the major GUEST COLUMNIST parties, we have a better picture of Obama’s giving since he has disclosed his tax returns. From tax year 2000 through 2009, Obama averaged 3.4 percent, with his giving increasing as he became more visible in the public eye, peaking at 14.2 percent in 2010. For the two years Romney has released, 2010 saw giving of 13.8 percent and 2011, 19.2 percent. “Liberal” Democrat champion Al Gore, as vice-president, was criticized for giving only

$353 to charity on income of $197,729 (0.002 percent), although he did improve slightly as he approached the 2000 presidential contest with George W. Bush. Usually we associate “liberal” with Democrat and “conservative” with Republican. According to the dictionary, the word “liberal” is defined as “generous” or “progressive” whereas “conservative” is defined as “cautious” and “unprogressive.” Considering the above statistics, what’s wrong here? Is our terminology wrong or backward? Let’s assume best intentions and that everyone wants to see the poor, needy, disabled, sick and displaced cared for. How are we to accomplish that mark of a civilized society? The “liberal” believes that such benevolence should be provided through tax-funded,

government-provided social services. He reasons, “I paid my taxes to help others in need, taxes that are pooled with others in a collective effort. I’ve paid enough already - no additional donations from me are needed. It’s society’s responsibility.” The “conservative” (who also pays taxes that support government programs), informed by his religion, reasons, “Yes, I pay taxes that pay for welfare, education and health care for the needy. But, if I am to be loving (charitable), I have an individual responsibility to give beyond my taxes to help others.” When analyzing people’s bad behavior, liberals tend to blame society collectively whereas conservatives blame the individual behaving badly. So would it be better to call Democrats “collectivists” and Republicans “individualists?”

Randy Kleine lives in Milford.

Stop smoking, feel benefits in 20 minutes Smoking is not a topic I cover. That’s because I write about personal experiences and topics I am familiar with. I’ve never been a smoker. No one in my immediate family smokes and my parents didn’t smoke. I’ve lived smoke free my whole life - except for public places. And now they are smoke free, too. A lot of changes have taken place in the last few years regarding smoking. In 2006, Ohio was the 12th state to pass a ban on smoking in public places. Today 27 states have smoking laws. We all know that smoking increases the chances of lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, emphysema, chronic cough, and so on. We know it shortens life. In fact, the Center for Disease Control estimated that adult male smok-

ers lose an average of 13.2 years of life and female smokers lose 14.5 years of life because of smoking. Yet more than 48 Caring and million people Sharing in the U.S. conLINDA EPPLER tinue to smoke. The advantages of quitting smoking are huge. It doesn’t just extend your life, it raises the quality of it. You may think it takes years of nonsmoking to improve the quality of your life. The fact is it takes minutes, and the benefits increase as the time without smoking increases. Twenty minutes after you quit smoking, your blood pressure and heart rate will return to



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normal, as well as the temperature of your hands and feet. Eight hours after quitting, the carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal. On day two, carbon monoxide is expelled from your body and your lungs start to clear out tarencrusted mucus. Doesn’t that sound disgusting! Your risk of sudden heart attack is already substantially reduced. On day three, there is a significant improvement in skin tone; your ability to taste and smell improves. On day four, breathing is easier, energy levels begin to increase and lung capacity begins to increase. But look out - the symptoms of withdrawal are at their peak. Don’t give up! In two to 12 weeks, walking becomes easier. In three to four

weeks, you may feel more cheerful due to your dopamine getting back to normal. After a year, your risk of heart attack is half that of a smoker. After five years your risk of stroke is reduced to that of someone who never smoked. In 10 years, your risk of lung cancer falls to half that of a smoker. In 15 years, your risk of coronary heart disease is that of a nonsmoker. No matter what your age or how long you’ve smoked, quitting will help you live longer and better. So, stop smoking right now, and in 20 minutes you’ll start feeling better.

Linda Eppler is the director of Community Services for Clermont Senior Services.

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Sept. 5 question Ohio’s ban on texting while driving is now in effect. Do you think the law is a good idea and will it make roads safer? Why or why not?

“I can’t think of any legislation that was more of a ‘good idea’ than Ohio’s ban on texting while driving. Rational people would hope that anyone who gets into a motor vehicle and drives will be aware of and sensitive to the risks he may encounter on the road, even if he is alert and focusing on driving. “But when someone is texting their focus is elsewhere, and that’s just common sense. I wish we didn’t have to pass laws to get people to do smart things, but sometimes you gotta.” Bill B. “Every day I’m out in a car I see around 40 percent of drivers with one hand on the steering wheel and the other holding a phone. A few times I’ve seen drivers with no hand on the wheel and looking at their laps! “The law is a good idea, but it won’t help. Too many drivers are addicted to their phones and either cannot or will not give up the practice of distracted driving. “Besides, the new law does not enable police to pull someone over just for texting. The police have to wait until they drive on the sidewalk or some other infraction in order to stop them.” R.V. “Anything that distracts you from driving is not good. This includes touch screens instead of knobs and levers to control the HVAC and radio on modern cars. “Do I think the ban on texting while driving will make the roads safer? No. The police don’t enforce the ‘headlights on when windshield wipers are on’ law, why would they enforce this? I’ve seen cops driving in heavy rain without their headlights on, I’m sure some cops text and drive.” J.S.K. “While the Constitution, Bill of Rights, Ten Commandments or rules of baseball simply can't be altered, it's nice to keep the lesser things in proper order.” K.P. “It’s a good idea, but what about these lame-brains who listen to their i-Pods or whatever playing the lousy music who drive completely oblivious of the noises and cars around them? I thought that was illegal to drive with earplugs in one's ears?” M.D.D.

NEXT QUESTION Do you think a former Navy SEAL who participated in the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden should have written a book about the mission without first submitting it to U.S. government officials for pre-publication review? Do you plan to read the book? Why or why not? Every week The Loveland Herald asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line.

Loveland Herald Editor Dick Maloney, 248-7134 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.






Larry Thompson, Craig Morris and Will Schickel brought in the "Strange Catch" of the day during the Aug. 11 river sweep along the Scenic Little Miami River from South Lebanon to Loveland. CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Loveland Canoe & Kayak joins Little Miami Clean Sweep By Chuck Gibson

Lots of tires, and at least one unique, unidentifiable piece of garbage were pulled from the Scenic Little Miami River by volunteers who joined Loveland Canoe & Kayak in the Little Miami Clean Sweep. “We had 26 canoes,” said Mark Bersani, who owns Loveland Canoe & Kayak with his wife, Robyn. “We had about 54 volunteers pull out 77 tires. You kind of think you’re getting to the bottom of it, but it’s a big thing.” The clean-up was part of a plan for a weekend-long clean sweep of the entire 105 miles of the Scenic Little Miami River. Joining with sponsors Rivers Unlimited and Little Miami Inc., Loveland Canoe & Kayak’s goal was to clean a 10-mile stretch of the river from South Lebanon to Loveland. “It was a great turnout,” Bersani said. “It was phenomenal weather. We had a group from St. Margaret of York; a group of

young people out. They just did a great job.” Employees from Kings Subaru joined other local company volunteers lending a hand with the river sweep. Brickman Landscape sends a group of volunteers out every year to help. Bersani says they brought in about onethird of the overall volume of garbage collected. Some years it takes a few days to get all that trash cleared away. This year the Izaak Walton League helped out right away. “The guys from Izaak Walton League were fantastic,” he said. “They came by Sunday and picked up all the trash and all the tires. They collect the tires throughout the year and then they recycle them with Rumpke.” All this happens while Loveland Canoe & Kayak continues to serve customers who only want to go out for a recreational trip on the river. They had what Bersani called a “really solid day” Saturday. “It was a really good day,” Ber-

A bicycle frame can be seen in the middle of this pile of debris which the Izaak Walton League cleared away on Sunday following the river sweep Aug. 11 at Loveland Canoe & Kayak. CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

sani said. “On top of that, we had the clean-up volume. It was close to 200 boats we were managing. I was real pleased with the turnout, effort and outcome.” Sunday’s total was 170 boats. His staff was really tired. Instead of a tired staff dragging all the garbage out to their dumpster, they were thankful for Izaak Walton League’s help. And Eric Partee from Little Miami Inc. was thankful for the help from Loveland Canoe & Kayak and all the volunteers who keep coming out year after year. “We’ve been doing this for 45 years,” Partee said. “It’s always a thrill to get people out on the river. They’re still so dedicated to cleaning up and saving this beautiful little river. It’s always a good day to be on the river.” Every year there is at least one strange item. In 2011 it was a large Christmas candy cane decoration. In 2010, Craig Morris of Loveland Canoe & Kayak somehow unearthed a hot tub which had been dumped in the river. This year was no different as Morris partnered with Larry Thompson and Will Schickel to haul in a large unidentified sunken object. “They pulled this thing out which Craig originally thought was part of the log flume at Kings Island,” said Bersani. “It wasn’t. It ended up being some kind of big aluminum tank that was sticking out of the river.” They tied a couple of canoes together which made it look a lot like a pontoon boat as they floated it back down to Loveland for removal. Overall, close to 100 volunteers helped remove 40 cubic yards of trash from the banks of the Little Miami during the weekend. “We’ll be continuing the effort

on Saturday August 25th along the river below Milford and in the Waynesville-Mather’s Mill area with another round of wonderful river partners,” said Eric Partee of Little Miami Inc. “Many thanks. The Little Miami is looking even more wild & scenic to-

day because of your efforts!” For more:, or For more on how you can help Aug. 25, email:

Tires are prominent amidst the garbage 54 volunteers pulled from the Scenic Little Miami River during the 2012 River Sweep Aug. 11 at Loveland Canoe & Kayak. CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS It was a good day to be on the river - even if just for recreation. Here, employees are busy helping bring in a group at the end of their day on the river. CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, SEPT. 13 Cooking Classes Celebrate the Harvest, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares - Symmes Township, 11344 Montgomery Road, Marilyn Harris teaches to create dishes using bounty of summer harvest. $55. Reservations required. 489-6400; Symmes Township.

Exercise Classes Lifesteps Weight Management Program, 10-11:30 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Weekly through Dec. 6. Behaviorally based systematic program integrates current weightmanagement research incorporating nutrition, physical activity and group support. $350. Registration required. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Farmers Market Farmers Market, 3-6 p.m., UC Blue Ash College, 9555 Plainfield Road, College campus parking lot. Locally grown produce available to enhance healthy eating and healthy lifestyle. Local growers/producers: Lobenstein Farm, Kartal Honey, The Olde Garden Shack, Breezy Acres and Backyard Orchards. Free admission. 745-5685; Blue Ash.

Health / Wellness Women’s Healthy Heart Dinner/Lecture, 6-7:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Healthy dinner, red wine, samples and dessert without the guilt. Experts discuss latest preventative measures to either prevent or deal with heart health as a woman. $40 two people, $25 single. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke, 9 p.m., Tap House Grill, 8740 Montgomery Road, 8918277. Sycamore Township.

Music - Blues Sonny’s Solo Blues, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, 697-9705; Loveland.

Music - Concerts Blue Ash Thursday Afternoon Concerts, Noon-1:30 p.m., Blue Ash Towne Square, Cooper and Hunt roads, Jennifer Ellis. Free. 745-6259; Blue Ash.

On Stage - Theater The Fox on the Fairway, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Tribute from Ken Ludwig to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, this comedy recalls Marx Brothers’ classics. $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township. The Capitol Steps, 7-9 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Political-satire group comprised of previous House and Senate staffers turned comedians and songwriters. Ages 18 and up. $30, $20 members. Reserved seats: $60, $50 members. Reservations required. 722-7226; Amberley Village.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Free, donations accepted. Through Sept. 27. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Book discussion group. Open to everyone who desires healthy loving relationships. Family friendly. Donations accepted. 673-0174. Blue Ash. Family Education and Support Group for Addiction and Codependency, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 10345 Montgomery Road, For people who suffer from addiction, their families and friends, to come together in a supportive, confidential support environment. Free. 432-4182; Montgomery.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 14 Dining Events Wine Tasting Dinner, 6 p.m., Bombay Brazier, 7791 Cooper Road, Five-course meal and

to drugstore shopping including how to take full advantage of the rewards programs drugstores offer, begin to shop for free and understand how to make shopping profitable. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 369-4467; Mariemont.

hand crafted wine pairings from Cutting Edge Selections and Vintus Wines. $90. Registration required. 794-0000. Montgomery.

Health / Wellness Health Screenings, 10 a.m.noon, Owens Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, 7319 Montgomery Road, Blood pressure screenings, stress screenings and consultation about your wellness needs. Free. 784-0084. Silverton. Pre-Diabetes Class, 9-11 a.m., Jewish Hospital Weight Management Center, 6350 E. Galbraith Road, Information on making healthy food choices, exercise and blood sugar control and monitoring blood sugar levels. $20. 686-6820; Kenwood.

Karaoke and Open Mic Acoustic Open Mic, 7-10 p.m., Shady O’Grady’s Pub, 9443 Loveland-Madeira Road, Hosted by Bob Cushing. 791-2753. Symmes Township.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 18 Art Exhibits All Member Exhibit, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 791-7044; Mariemont.

Music - Acoustic Acoustik Buca, 7:30 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, 247-9933. Montgomery.

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Cape Seafood Fest, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares - Symmes Township, 11344 Montgomery Road, Chef prepares delightful, international seafood menu that can be enjoyed on the patio or deck or in your home. $50. Reservations required. 489-6400; Symmes Township.

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All Member Exhibit, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn. In celebration of 120-year anniversary. Free. Through Oct. 5. 791-7044; Mariemont.

Lifesteps Weight Management Program, 6-7:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, Weekly through Dec. 4. $350. Registration required. 985-0900. Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater The Fox on the Fairway, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Clubs & Organizations Alabama Game Watch Party, 3:30-6 p.m., Firehouse Grill, 4785 Lake Forest Drive, Join other Alabama alumni, fans and parents to cheer on the Tide for 2012 football season. Bring non-perishable food items to benefit the Freestore Foodbank. Free. 733-3473; Blue Ash.

Cooking Classes Healthy Cooking Classes, Noon-1:30 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road. Ages 18 and up. $30. Registration required. 315-3943; Silverton.

Music - Acoustic Lee Everitt and Friends, 7:30 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, Free. 247-9933; Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater The Fox on the Fairway, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township. Murder Mystery Dinner Train, 6 p.m., Cincinnati Dinner Train, 4725 Madison Road, Three-hour train ride, four-course meal with choice of entree and dessert and a murder mystery show. $99.50. 791-7245; Madisonville.

Pets Great Shelters No-Kill Conference, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road, Community leaders and animal advocates hear from Nathan Winograd, author and speaker, and others about how to implement No-Kill solution to save lives of more than 90 percent of area’s municipal shelter animals. $60. Registration required. Through Sept. 16. 549-6832; Blue Ash. Cat Adoptions, 1-3 p.m., Ohio Alleycat Resource, 5619 Orlando Place, Volunteers answer questions about the cats. Presented by Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Clinic. 871-7297; Madisonville.

Religious - Community Ladies Retreat, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church, 5125 Drake Road, Regina Brett, New York Times best-selling author from Cleveland, discusses her new book, “Be the Miracle.” Breakfast, lunch and music by Liz Young. $30. Reservations required. 561-4220; Indian Hill.

Reunions Deer Park High School Reunion, 7 p.m., Silverton Deer Park Firefighters Protective Association, 3875 Alta Ave., Reunion for the classes of 1972

Mariemont Players is presenting "The Fox on the Fairway," a comedy by Ken Ludwig, at the Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road (just East of Mariemont), Sept. 7 through Sept. 23. Bingham, president of the Quail Valley Country Club, discovers that the golfer he thought would play for his club has switched sides, and the huge bet he had foolishly wagered will likely be lost. The play is directed by Patrick Downey, produced by Norma Niinemets and Cathy Lutts, and features Jay Dallas Benson, Barbara Blum, Ashley Brock, Jason Endicott, Gary Glass and Traci Taylor. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Sept. 6 (preview), and Sept. 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20 and 21; at 7 p.m. Sept. 9; at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sept. 16; at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sept. 22, and at 2 p.m. Sept. 23. For more information or to order tickets for “The Fox on the Fairway,” call Betsy at 684-1236. All seats are reserved and cost $17 each; non-reserved seats for the preview only are $10 each. Pictured, Ashley Brock will play Louise and Jason Endicott will play Justin in "The Fox on the Fairway." THANKS TO JENNY MIELBRECHT

Farmers Market Loveland Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Loveland Station, W. Loveland Avenue, E. Broadway and Second streets, Located at Loveland Station parking area: Route 48 and W. Loveland Ave. 683-0491; Loveland.

Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kenwood Towne Centre, 7875 Montgomery Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. 686-3310. Kenwood.

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Seminars Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Transformative experience designed to empower participants to respond to current global reality with action and informed, grounded optimism about our future. $25. Reservations required. 683-2340; Loveland.

Shopping Changing Hands: A Children’s Consignment Sale, 8 a.m.noon, Madeira Elementary School, 7840 Thomas Drive, Gymnasium. Buy or sell gently used, high-quality children’s merchandise. Benefits Madeira Elementary PTO. Free. Registration required for consignors. 985-6080; Madeira.

Special Events Castle Day, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Loveland Castle, 12025 Shore Road, With Knights of the Golden Trail. Castle gardens, marketplace of handmade crafts, comedy acts and historic reenactments. $5. 683-4686; Symmes Township.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 16 Art Openings All Members Show Opening, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn. Reception for show in celebration of 120-year anniversary of Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati. Exhibit continues through Oct. 5. Free. 272-3700; www.womansarta- Mariemont.

Exercise Classes A Zumba Fitness Fundraising Event: Shakin’ it for a Cause, 1-3 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Includes door prizes and raffle. Benefits Children’s Medical Center. $10 suggested donation. 985-0900; Montgomery.

On Stage - Children’s Theater Wump Mucket Puppets, 2 p.m., Julian’s Deli and Spirits, 200 W. Loveland Ave., Patio. Puppet show with songs and humor. Free. 583-1725. Loveland.

On Stage - Theater The Fox on the Fairway, 2 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Pets Great Shelters No-Kill Conference, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, $60. How-to information from people involved in process (included in cost). Registration required. 549-6832; Blue Ash. Cat Adoptions, Noon-2 p.m., Ohio Alleycat Resource, 8717297; Madisonville.

MONDAY, SEPT. 17 Education Drugstore Shopping and Saving Secrets, 6 p.m., Mariemont Branch Library, 3810 Pocahontas Ave., Coupon blogger Andrea Deckard from leads workshop to learn saving secrets

All Member Exhibit, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 791-7044; Mariemont.

Cooking Classes Kid’s Healthy Cooking Classes, 4-6 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Peachy Seiden, registered dietitian and nutrition science instructor, teaches children to be more health conscious by encouraging them to make healthy food choices and teaching them how to prepare and cook nutrientdense meals. Ages 11-14. $40. Registration required. Through Dec. 5. 315-3943; Silverton. September “Sweets” Suite, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares Symmes Township, 11344 Montgomery Road, Lisa guides through creation of handmade marshmallows, caramel for eatin’ and dippin’, old-fashioned candy apples and up-to-theminute brownies. $45. Reservations required. 489-6400; Symmes Township.

Health / Wellness Crochet for a Cause, 2-3:30 p.m., St. Paul Village, 5515 Madison Road, Meditation Room, Lower Level D. Yarn provided. Bring own needles and patterns if possible. Make caps for newborn babies and prayer shawls for cancer patients. 967-4765. Madisonville.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 20 Art Exhibits All Member Exhibit, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 791-7044; Mariemont.

Cooking Classes NFL Kick-Off, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares - Symmes Township, 11344 Montgomery Road, Learn how to prepare foods sure to score with the fans. $45. Reservations required. 489-6400; Symmes Township.

Farmers Market Farmers Market, 3-6 p.m., UC Blue Ash College, Free admission. 745-5685; Blue Ash.

Home & Garden Designing Hot Kitchens and Cool Baths, 6:30 p.m., Neal’s Design Remodel Gallery, 7770 E. Kemper Road, Project consultants and designers discuss trends in kitchen and bath design. Light fare provided. Ages 18 and up. Free. 489-7700; Sharonville.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke, 9 p.m., Tap House Grill, 891-8277. Sycamore Township.

Music - Blues Sonny’s Solo Blues, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 697-9705; Loveland.

Music - Concerts Blue Ash Thursday Afternoon Concerts, Noon-1:30 p.m. John Ford., Blue Ash Towne Square, Free. 745-6259; Blue Ash.

On Stage - Comedy Tom Simmons, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, Writer and comedian. $8-$12. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater The Fox on the Fairway, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Seminars Caregivers Assistance Network: Caregiving Conference, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road, Conference features Elaine Sanchez, author, speaker and Caregiver Survivalist. Her Caregiver Boot Camp: Survivor Training program is dynamic and insightful program focusing on practical approaches to aging issues and caregivers. Ages 21 and up. $100 professionals, $40 care givers. Registration required. 929-4483; Blue Ash.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, Free, donations accepted. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, Donations accepted. 673-0174. Blue Ash. Family Education and Support Group for Addiction and Codependency, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Free. 432-4182; Montgomery.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 21 Art Exhibits All Member Exhibit, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 791-7044; Mariemont.

Education Journaling for Personal Transformation, 10 a.m.-noon, Women Writing for a Change, 6906 Plainfield Road, Weekly through Oct. 26. Learn journaling techniques that will help you take steps to positively transform your life, take action on your dreams and move forward with your goals. Ages 18 and up. $149. Registration required. 272-1171; Silverton.

Health / Wellness Health Screenings, 10 a.m.noon, Owens Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, Free. 784-0084. Silverton.

Music - Acoustic The Foles, 7:30 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, Free. 247-9933; Montgomery.

On Stage - Comedy Tom Simmons, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$12. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater The Fox on the Fairway, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.



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The “mom” in Rita the title is Heikenfeld me. This heirloom RITA’S KITCHEN recipe is an easy dessert that the little ones can help with and it tastes so good. You can double this recipe for a 9-inch by 13-inch pan. If you double the recipe, use the larger box (5 oz. or so) of pudding. I put mine in a smaller casserole dish.

Put cream cheese and condensed milk in mixer and blend well. Whisk pudding mix into milk and vanilla, and blend until smooth. Add to cream cheese mixture. Blend well and fold in half the whipped cream or whipped topping. Save the other half for garnish. Make layers in casserole dish: Vanilla wafers, bananas and the pudding mixture on top. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving or up to 8 hours. Garnish with whipped cream and more wafers. *To sweeten whipping

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Sprinkle cocoa powder or shaved chocolate on top. Stir in a couple handfuls of coconut into the pudding. Make individual puddings in wine glasses.

Rita’s freezer pesto

Basil is in season right now. Make your own pesto and you’ll be happy you did. This makes a nice amount and is better than anything you can buy. Plus less expensive in the long run. A great topping for pizza, pastas, soups, breads. Fabulous dolloped on polenta that you’ve cooked with a bit of garlic and Romano cheese. Pesto

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Vegetarian black beans and rice (hopefully like Skyline’s) For the fellow who loves Skyline’s vegetarian black beans and rice. I hope he likes this. 1 cup rice 2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained 1 medium to large onion, diced

Jubilant voices sought Do you enjoy singing for fun? Then sign up for the Jubilant Singers Community Choir. The choir is seeking male and female singers, ages 18 and up, soprano, alto, tenor and bass. Rehearsals are 7 p.m. to

9 p.m. Tuesday evenings at Seasons Retirement Home in Kenwood. Performances are Friday, Nov. 30, and Sunday, Dec. 2, with optional side performances depending on singer’s availability. Solo opportunities are available; a variety of

genres of music will be performed. No audition necessary. For more information, contact director Shannon Alter-Fredenburg at or visit www.jubilant

BUSINESS NOTES East Hills Veterinary Clinic receives AAHA accreditation

East Hills Veterinary Clinic of Loveland has received accreditation following a comprehensive evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association. The evaluation includes a quality assessment review of the hospital’s facility, medical equipment, practice methods and pet health care management. East Hills Veterinary Clinic is the only veterinary facility in Loveland that has achieved this accreditation. “East Hills Veterinary Clinic belongs to a select group of practices that are committed to meeting the highest standards in veterinary medicine,” said Dr. Michael Cavanaugh, AAHA executive director.

Miller promoted at Fifth Third

The Fifth Third Bancorp Board of Directors has promoted Loveland resident Bridgette Miller to officer. Miller is a commercial support center business analyst. She started her career with the bank in 2003 and graduated from Xavier University with a bachelor’s degree in communication. Miller is a volunteer at the Freestore Foodbank.

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Act quickly on cell phone problems

With new, improved cell phones coming out each year it’s no wonder nearly 500 million phones were sold worldwide last year alone. But before you buy a new wireless phone you need to know your rights, just in case something goes wrong. Cathy Schweitzer of Alexandria bought three new phones for herself and family earlier this year. She quickly noticed there was a problem with the phone she bought for herself – it would take too

long to turn on. Schweitzer says, “I took it back on April 2 and they said the problem Howard was the Ain way I was HEY HOWARD! holding the phone. That I was pressing these two buttons, the volume and the on-off at the same time. ‘Don’t do that,’ they said, ‘and that shouldn’t happen.’”

But Schweitzer says she had even more problems and returned to the cell phone store two more times in the first 12 days she had the phone. “They said, ‘This is the way the android phones work.’ Well, the other two phones I purchased did not.” She told that to the cell phone employee but he would not take the phone back. A few weeks later, when she was back at the store for another reason, Schweitzer again inquired about getting a new phone

to replace the one with which she’s continued to have problems. This time she was told the 14-day return policy had expired. In the meantime, Schweitzer continued to have billing problems. Her bill shows the company tried to correct it by giving her a credit, but the same charges also appeared on the new bills. At one point, she says, a supervisor tried to fix the billing issues but she says he made it worse. Schweitzer says, “He increased

the data plans from $19.99 to $24.99, so now I’m overcharged on those. I’m still not getting the credit, I’m still being charged for the promotional officers – and the phone still doesn’t work.” I contacted the cell phone company and the charges on her bill were corrected. In addition, she’s now getting a new cell phone free of charge. That’s something she says she had been trying to do for months. The big thing to re-

member when buying a new cell phone is to take it back to the store immediately if there’s a problem. You usually only have a limited time, in this case just 14 days, in which to get a replacement phone or cancel the sale altogether. After that time you may be out of luck. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

Increased odors common as autumn weather approaches

With summer coming to an end and weather patterns changing as we transition into autumn, an increase in odor issues in southwest Ohio can be experienced. The many parameters that make up our weather (wind speed, wind direction, cool overnight temperatures and barometric pressure) can affect whether residents detect odors.

The Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency typically sees an increase in the number of odor complaints during this time of year. Odors are often more prevalent in the morning hours when the air is very stable. Usually, the substance causing the odor is in very low concentrations. While the agency is aware of current odor issues, residents should re-

port excessive or overlyoffensive odors. The agency operates a 24-hour air quality complaint hotline offering prompt service to the air quality concerns of residents in the fourcounty area of Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren counties. Complaints can be made by phone at 513-946-7777 or online at Complaints.

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LOVELAND — Gordon Mote, a longtime Gaither Homecoming Tour pianist/keyboard player and singer/songwriter, will perform Sunday, Sept. 16, at New Hope Baptist Church in Loveland. The public is invited to attend the performance, which will begin at 6 p.m. at the church at 1401 Loveland-Madeira Road. The Academy of Country Music named Mote the Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year in 2009 and 2011. The Mote concert is the first in a series of concerts New Hope Baptist Church hopes to host, said Pastor Bill Hounshell. Tickets are $8. A ticket order form is on the church’s website at For more about your community, visit

Grailville Retreat and Program Center in Loveland will host the “wakening the Dreamer” symposium Saturday, Sept. 15. The “Awakening the Dreamer Symposium” wishes to bring forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling and socially just human presence on Earth. This transformative experience is designed to empower participants to respond to current global reality with action and informed, grounded optimism about our future. Through group interactions, information and multimedia, participants are inspired to reconnect with their deep concern for our

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Hadassah installs new president Cincinnati Chapter of Hadassah hosted its opening meeting/installation luncheon Sept. 10 at Carrabba’s Italian Grill on Mason-Montgomery Road in Deerfield Township. The group installed new President Bonnie Juran Ullner and other new board members, and thanked outgoing co-presidents Sharon Casper and Bobbi Handwerger. Juran Ullner is excited to become Cincinnati chapter president. Three years ago, her youngest daughter was in Israel on a Federa-

tion trip, when she fell deathly ill and was taken to Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem. The doctors Juran Ullner there correctly diagnosed Wilson’s disease and began treating her for it, while arranging with Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York to procure a needed liver transplant. Hadassah Hospital doctors and staff flew with her in an adapted El Al

jet back to the U.S. where she received her new liver. Juran Ullner began volunteering for Hadassah, and in 2010, she was a guest speaker at the Hadassah National Convention in Florida. “Prior to Jessa’s illness, Hadassah was an organization I was vaguely familiar with but it certainly was not front and center on my radar screen. And now it has become of the utmost importance to me, and has now given me the vehicle in which to express my thanks for what they did

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Synagogue has new prayerbook, family service Northern Hills Synagogue - Congregation B’nai Avraham will welcome 5773 with the new Conservative movement High Holiday mahzor and a special Creative Family Service. Planning for the adoption of the new prayerbook, “Mahzor Lev Shalem,” began last fall. Since then,

Rabbi Gershom Barnard, the congregation’s Ritual Committee, and many interested congregants have been studying the prayerbook and determining how to best utilize it during this year’s services. “Mahzor Lev Shalem,” published by the Rabbinical Assembly in 2010, has been widely applauded for

bringing Conservative liturgy up to date, including references to the matriarchs alongside the patriarchs as an integral feature of the text, and expressing a contemporary Conservative Jewish religious sensibility. In addition to the traditional text, the prayerbook presents both a historical

overview and insight into the meaning of prayers, a new English translation closer to the meaning of the original text, and plentiful transliterations. In addition, the mahzor includes Hasidic stories, insights from luminaries such as Abraham Joshua Heschel and Martin Buber, and readings from contemporary scholars focusing on spiritual issues and Jewish values. The congregation solicited donations to pay for a complete set of the mahzorim, and the effort was quickly oversubscribed. Rabbi Gershom Barnard said, “The name of the

mahzor means ‘whole hearted,’ and it is our hope that the ‘Mahzor Lev Shalem’ will help worshipers experience the Holidays in a whole hearted way.” Another highlight will be the Creative Family Service at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17, on the first day of Rosh Hashanah, under the leadership of Maksim Shilkrot, the congregation’s new director of education and programming. The service will focus on the laws associated with Rosh Hashanah and why we blow the shofar. Shilkrot will also also lead a Junior Congregation service for youth at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday,

Sept. 18. As always, High Holiday services at Northern Hills will be lay led and participatory, featuring the talents of its congregants. In addition, the Northern Hills Choir, under the direction of Claire Lee, will add their voices to the power and beauty of the services. No tickets are required. Northern Hills Synagogue is at 5714 Fields Ertel Road in Deerfield Township, between I-71 and Snider Road. For more information about the services, including service times, please contact the Synagogue office at 931-6038.

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to select the one that would best represent the Jewish State. The Ankor Choir – made up of 25 female students at the Jerusalem Academy High School of Music and Dance – was his clear choice. This choir is best known for its partnership with Yad VaShem, Israel’s Holocaust Memorial Museum. They participate in the annual Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance) ceremony and perform for each foreign head of state who visits Israel, including President Bill Clinton and Pope John Paul II. Jewish Federation of Cincinnati staff spent the next months working with other community organizations to plan the choir’s tour. They understood the importance of showcasing the choir to the widest range possible of Jewish and non-Jewish audiences and also of giving the young women in the choir a good picture of Jewish life in Cincinnati. Cohen said, “These young women not only had a life-changing experience thanks to our community, but also learned much about the strong connection of Cincinnati to Israel and what that means. They are going back home to Israel with a better understanding of American Jewry, which is just as important as winning gold medals.” The staff also recruited community members to volunteer as hosts, escorting the choir to their various destinations in the city and, basically, serving as concierges. The Jewish Federation of Cincinnati is proud of these volunteers – and of Cincinnatians in

general – for the warm welcome they offered our visitors. Ankor Choir Director Dafna Ben-Yohanan agreed. “I’ve never seen so much friendliness and warmth. Every venue we went to, everybody was smiling, happy and welcoming. I thought maybe the mayor of Cincinnati gave out happy pills before we came.” The Ankor Choir competed in two categories at the World Choir Games: Youth Choirs of Equal Voices, where they won a gold medal, and Musica Sacra, where they won silver. They also sang at Rockdale Temple for JCC campers and seniors, at Wise Temple, at Heritage Baptist Church in Lebanon and at Cedar Village. Cedar Village Rabbi Gerry Walter said, “The young ladies sang their hearts out and spent wonderful time visiting with our elders as well. It was one of the finest things that ever occurred at Cedar Village.” The choir also visited some of the landmarks of Jewish Cincinnati–Hebrew Union College and the American Jewish Archives, the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education and UC Hillel. Most notably, they sang to a packed house as part of a Friendship Concert in the JCC’s Amberley Room, along with choirs from the United States and Poland. The Cincinnati Enquirer’s Janelle Gelfand named the Friendship Concert at the JCC one of her favorite moments of the World Choir Games.




Weekday Children’s Activities – Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays (9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.). Afternoon session is available on Tuesday. Register on-line at Annual craft show is now recruiting vendors to purchase space at the show, which is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. Register at The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242 (791-3142 and

Epiphany United Methodist Church

Wee Three Kings Preschool has openings for the 3-year-old afternoon and 18-36 month Parent’s Day Out classes. Parents Day Out meets from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays. Parents may choose one or two days a week. The 3-year-old class meets two afternoons per week, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Spots are filling fast. Call 683-4256. The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 677-9866;

Goshen United Methodist Church

The church will be celebrating its 180th anniversary Sept. 22 and Sept. 23. A carry-in dinner is scheculed for 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. Past pastors have been invited to attend. Sunday, Sept. 23, District Superintendent Jocelyn Roper will be the guest speaker during worship service starting at 10:30 a.m. The service will be followed by a cake and punch reception at noon. Sunday school is 9:30 a.m. The church’s rummage sale to benefit Agape Food Pantry is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, at the church. The bargain sale is 9 a.m to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the church, to benefit Agape Food Pantry. The church is at 6710 Goshen Road, Goshen; 722-2541;

The church is having a Community Meal at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. There is no cost. Milford Christian Church is at 844 State Route 131, in Miami Twp. For more information, call Kendra Widmyer at 203-8726 or visit the church website. The church is at 844 state Route 131, Miami Township; 831-0196;

Milford First United Methodist Church

Special Worship Series in September include all worship services on “Becoming Difference Makers: Coming Together to Build the Future Now,” based on the book of Nehemiah. Friday Fun Day, a parent’s day out program, is now enrolling for a six-week session beginning Sept. 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuition is $60 per child. The program is for ages 2 to 5 years. For more information contact Seneca Taylor. The church is at 541 Main St., Milford; 831-5500;www.milford

Montgomery Community Church

The church is offering a sevenweek class entitled “After the Boxes are Unpacked” for women who are new to the Cincinnati area or are looking to connect with their community. The church is at 11251 Montgomery Road; 4890892;; theboxes.


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Northern Hills SynagogueCongregation B'nai Avraham and Congregation Ohav Shalom

Registration has begun for the new school year for the Kehilla School for Creative Jewish Education, a Jewish religious school for preschool through grade seven co-sponsored by Northern Hills SynagogueCongregation B'nai Avraham and Congregation Ohav Shalom. This partnership enables students to make new friends outside their own synagogues, and the small class sizes enable teachers to get to know each and every child. As part of the Kehilla curriculum, students will learn about Torah, holidays, Israel, life cycle events, Jewish history, prayers, and Hebrew. The school is open to families that are unaffiliated with any synagogue. During the fall semester, Sunday morning classes will meet at Ohav Shalom, 8100 Cornell Road, while Wednesday afternoon classes, for grades 3-7,

will meet at Northern Hills, 5714 Fields Ertel Road. The locations will switch during the spring semester. The first Sunday session was Sept. 9, while the first Wednesday session will be Sept. 12. Parents are encouraged to visit the Kehilla website at for information regarding their child’s school or contact Maksim at 931-6040 or

River Hills Christian Church

Thriving Moms is a group for moms of infants through high school students that meets weekly to receive encouragement and instruction, make friends and have fun; conducted 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; child care provided. Call 583-0371. The church is at 6300 Price Road, Loveland; 677-7600.

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

for widows and widowers meets the second and fourth Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The church is at 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 984-8401;

Sycamore Christian Church

Sunday worship and junior worship services at 10:30 a.m. Sunday Bible study for all ages at 9 a.m. Adult and Youth Bible studies each Wednesday at 7 p.m. Women’s Study Group at 6:30 p.m. every second Wednesday of the month. Includes light refreshments and special ladies study.

Sycamore Presbyterian Church

Join in worship at 8:45 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School for age 3 to grade 12 meets at 10:45 a.m. Childcare is available in the nursery during the 9:45 and 10:45 services for infants through age 2. Weekly adult study opportunities are also offered. Details on these and other programs can be found on the website calendar or by calling the church office. A new member class will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. Lunch is provided. Call the church office to register. The church is at 11800 MasonMontgomery Road, Symmes Township; 683-0254;

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The Worship team recently began offering two services: “Classic Tradition” at 9 a.m.; “Engage!” – a contemporary worship offering at 10:30 a.m. Our Children’s team will be offering nursery care all morning, and Sunday school for all ages up through grade six during both worship services. In addition, the Sunday morning experience will provide lifechanging teenage studies, including confirmation class, as well as adult learning opportunities. The ministry leaders are working on finalizing plans for these offerings. for Sunday class times for teenagers and adults. To find out about all the ministry offerings at Loveland UMC, visit, follow us on Facebook, or call Pat Blankenship, director of ministry operations, at 6831738. Explore small groups, Bible studies, children’s ministry, youth ministry, adults ministry, seniors ministry and “Hands On/Off Campus” mission/outreach opportunities. 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 loveland@community, 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.

Permanent change in service hours: 8 a.m. – spoken Holy Eucharist; 10 a.m. – Eucharist with music. The Findlay Street ministry will be collecting school supplies for the kids and the after school program. Bring items by Sept. 9 for blessing during the 10 a.m. service. Church School began Sunday, Sept. 9. Register your students online. Adult education began Sunday, Sept. 9, at 9:30 a.m. – “Everything you wanted to know about the Church but were afraid to ask.” The St. Barnabas Youth Choir practices following Holy Communion at the 10 a.m. service. All young people are welcome. Calling all acolytes. If you are fourth-grade or older, please call or email the church office to help serve during the services. An Intercessory Healing Prayer Service is held the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. A Men's Breakfast group meets on Wednesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. at Steak N Shake in Montgomery. Ladies Bible Study meets on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. at the church. Friends in Fellowship meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:15 p.m. for a potluck dinner at the church. Ladies Bridge meets the first and third Thursdays of the month. Contact the church office for further information. A Bereavement Support Group

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Loveland Presbyterian Church

Loveland Presbyterian Church is once again “Leaving the Building” and holding an Outdoor Worship and Drama in Loveland’s Nisbet Park at 11AM. Rev. Dr. Stephen Melton and others will present a skit entitled "Bible Balderdash" prior to the sermon. Music by Bob Norton, etc. There will be a picnic after the service. Sunday worship time is 10 a.m. followed by fellowship classes and Sunday School classes.The church has a youth group for seventh- through 12th-grade. The church is at 360 Robin, Loveland; 683-2525.



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Several local organizations provided opportunities for thousands of people in Greater Cincinnati to get active and show their support for people with cancer by raising money for Cancer Support Community of Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky (formerly The Wellness Community) as they played golf, ran, walked, cycled and played platform tennis. “It’s great to see so many people having fun and staying physically active while also supporting those in our community who are facing cancer,” said Rick Bryan executive director of Cancer Support Community, “and the financial impact of these donations is so important in helping us fund our free programs of support, education, and hope.” All programs and services at CSC are offered completely free of charge to people with any type of cancer at any stage, their family members and loved ones, caregivers, and cancer survivors. “We are 100 percent privately funded, so donations like these enable us to keep providing educational workshops, support groups, healthy cooking classes, and stress management activities such as Tai Chi, yoga, and guided imagery that help the mind and


the body.” CSC was proud to be the beneficiary of the following recent events: » Four platform tennis tournaments hosted by the Greater Cincinnati Platform Tennis Association: the 2011and 2010 Cincinnati Charities Mixed Tournaments and the 2012 and 2011 Midwesterns . $6,000 donated. » The Wyler Family Foundation’s 10th annual Wyler Charity Golf Classic, presented by Turnbull Wahlert Construction, held at the Kenwood Country Club in October. $25,000 donated. » The ninth annual Janet A. Santoro Foundation Golf Outing held in September at the Belwood Country Club in Morrow. $10,000 donated. » Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Greater Cincinnati’s Power is Teal 5K Run/ Walk in September at Lunken Playfield, which raised awareness of ovarian cancer and raised funds to support the Gynecological Cancer Networking Groups at CSC. $24,346 donated. » The Hyde Park Blast, an all-day event at the end of June that featured a fourmile run/walk in the morning, a kids’ race, criterium cycling races, and a block party with music in the evening. $7,500 donated.

Co-founder of the Hyde Park Blast Cheryl Koopman of Hyde Park, right, celebrates a donation raised from the Hyde Park Blast to aid the Cancer Support Community. From left are CSC Executive Director Rick Bryan of Blue Ash, CSC Board Member Wakenya Chisley of Columbia Tusculum and CSC Director of Development Betty Cookendorfer. PROVIDED Cancer Support Community Executive Director Rick Bryan of Blue Ash celebrates a donation from the Jeff Wyler Automotive Family with Jeff Wyler Presdent Scott Bristow of Hyde Park. The donation was raised from the Wyler Family Foundation 10th annual Wyler Charity Golf Classic. THANKS TO CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY

Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Greater Cincinnati's Tom Barton of Finneytown, center, gives a donation to Cancer Support Community Executive Director Rick Bryan of Blue Ash, left, and CSC Board President Craig Sumerel of Indian Hill from the alliance's Power is Teal 5K Run/Walk. THANKS TO CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY

Midwesterns Tournament chair Mark Kebe of Loveland gives Cancer Support Community Executive Director Rick Bryan of Blue Ash a donation from the ACTIVE for Cancer Support Pltf Tennis Midwesterns. THANKS TO CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY

LEGAL NOTICE The following legislation was adopted by Loveland City Council: 2012-72 Resolution declaring August 2012 as Recycling Awareness Month in the City of Loveland 2012-73 Ordinance assessing liens for weed cutting, debris removal or miscellaneous bills for property in Hamilton County owed to the City of Loveland and declaring and emergency 2012-74 Ordinance assessing liens for unpaid utility bills on property in Clermont County owed to the City of Loveland and declaring an emergency 2012-75 Ordinance assessing liens for unpaid utility bills on property in Hamilton County owed to the City of Loveland and declaring an emergency 2012-76 Ordinance assessing liens for unpaid utility bills on property in Warren County owed to the City of Loveland and declaring an emergency 2012-77 Resolution confirming the Mayor’s appointment of Karla Burtch to serve as Magistrate of Mayor’s Court for the City of Loveland 2012-78 Ordinance authorizing the sale and disposal of several vehicles no longer needed for municipal purposes 2012-79 Ordinance amending Ordinance 2011-81 to eliminate the position of Receptionist and authorize creation of a part-time Finance Clerk position 2012-80 Resolution recognizing and authorizing a deviation from the Employee Leave Reserve Policy for the City of Loveland’s 2013 Budget and Capital Improvement Program 2012-81 Resolution repealing Resolution 2004-53 to eliminate the target reserve for the Sanitation and Environment Fund and affirming target reserve levels for the Water Operations Fund, Fire and EMS Fund, and the Stormwater Fund

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30 E. Broad Street, 3rd Floor Columbus, OH 43215-6127 In the Matter of: Jon Brian Bruss, M.D. Case No. 11-CRF-098

On October 21, 2011, the Ohio Medical Board mailed a Notice of Opportunity for Hearing to Jon Brian Bruss, M.D., via certified mail, return receipt requested, at his last known address, 2545 S. Rookwood Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45208. The Board failed to properly serve the notice. On June 14, 2012 the Ohio Medical Board mailed an Entry and Order to Jon Brian Bruss, M.D. via certified mail, return receipt requested, at his last known address, 2545 S. Rookwood Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45208. The Order and Entry ordered that the October 21, 2011 Notice issued to Dr. Bruss be dismissed. The Board failed to receive confirmation of service of the Entry and Order. In that Dr. Bruss has now met all requirements for restoration of his license to practice medicine and surgery in the State of Ohio, further consideration of the October 21, 2011, allegations is rendered moot. It is ordered that the Notice of Opportunity for Hearing issued to Dr. Bruss on October 21, 2011, be and is hereby dismissed. Any questions or correspondence should be addressed to: Fonda Brooks Case Control Office 30 E. Broad Street, 3rd Floor Columbus, OH 43215-6127 1001724063

Air Force Airman Jeremy O. Sears graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Sears is the son of Angel Sears of Steeplechase Lane, Loveland. He is a 2011 graduate of Loveland High School.

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Arrests/citations Juaguin Apolowar, 23, 509 Commons, disorderly conduct, Aug. 19. Ryan Diskin, 19, 1412 Cheltenham, theft. criminal trespass, underage consumption, Aug. 22. Alexander Wisecup, 19, 1284 Pebble Brook No. 10, theft, criminal trespass, underage consumption, Aug. 22. Zachary Reynolds, 18, 4460 Timberglen No. 6, theft, criminal trespass, underage consumption, Aug. 22. Lisa M. Dunn, 37, 6087 Marathon Edenton, theft, criminal trespass, drug possession, Aug. 23. Juvenile, 17, drug possession, paraphernalia, Aug. 24. Juvenile, 15, drug abuse, Aug. 24. Eric M. Thoms, 31, 5866 Monassas Run, resisting arrest, Aug. 25. Juvenile, 17, criminal damage, Aug. 25. Tyler C. Rhoads, 24, 330 S. Main, driving under influence, Aug. 26. Robert Bennett, 24, 110 Randolph, open container, Aug.

The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Loveland, Chief Tim Sabransky, 583-3000 » Miami Township, Chief Stephen Bailey, 248-3721 » Symmes Township, Lt. Tom Butler, 774-6351 or 683-3444 26. Cory W. Young, 26, 142 S, Glenn, open container, Aug. 26. Brandon S. Martin, 18, 100 Park Ave., disorderly conduct, Aug. 26. Juvenile, 16, , disorderly conduct, Aug. 26. George Dunn, 37, 6087 Marathon Edenton, illegal assembly, Aug. 26. Danielle M. Hobbs, 28, 2595 Woodville, theft, illegal assembly, Aug. 26.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering Entry made into House of Restoration at Ohio 131, Aug. 23. Rolls of copper wire taken from Duke Energy substation; $1,000 at Ohio 28 @ Branch Hill Guin-

ea Pike, Aug. 23. Burglary Cash, utility trailer, etc. taken; $8,000 at 1325 Ohio 28, Aug. 19. Chainsaw and blower taken; $500 at 1627 Apgar, Aug. 22. Criminal damage Door handle broken at 711 Oskamp, Aug. 22. Door damaged on vehicle at 376 Branch St., Aug. 23. Holes punched into walls at 5929 Woodspoint, Aug. 25. Window broken in vehicle at 5679 Mellie Ave., Aug. 25. Tree, bushes, etc. damaged at 969 Ohio 28 No. 123, Aug. 26. Disorderly conduct Fight reported at Circle K at Ohio 28, Aug. 26. Missing Male juvenile reported missing

at 5700 block of Tall Oaks, Aug. 21. Misuse of credit card Female stated credit card used with no authorization at 5825 Karen, Aug. 24. Theft GPS, etc. taken from vehicle at 5809 Mt. Vernon, Aug. 20. I-Pod taken at 1285 Pebble Brook No. 3, Aug. 20. Stump grinder not returned to Mr. Rental; $11,799 at Ohio 28, Aug. 20. Various tools taken; $350 at 1111 Glen Echo, Aug. 21. Cash taken from vehicle; $90 at 1110 Glen Echo, Aug. 21. Change, etc. taken from several vehicles at Heritage Court, Aug. 22. Cell phone taken at 6616 Loveland Miamiville, Aug. 23. Jewelry taken; $12,300 at 826 Ohio 131 No. 3, Aug. 23. Trading cards taken from Meijer's; $16 at Ohio 28, Aug. 24. Gasoline not paid for at Thorton's; $35 at Ohio 28, Aug. 25. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $55 at Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Aug. 26. Tools taken from vehicle; $1,000 at 6917 Ohio 48, Aug. 26. Wallet taken at 118 Queens Road, Aug. 26.

DEATHS John Lawrence Morarity

John Lawrence Morarity, 84, of Loveland died Aug. 29. Survived by wife, Marilyn (nee Seilkop) Morarity; son, Jim (Shanna) Morarity Morarity; daughters Mary Ann (Keith) Falter and Nancy (Dave) Holder;

brother, Bill (Eileen) Morarity; sisters Marjorie (Larry) Mann and Marylin (Albert) Mai; grandchildren Joshua (Sarah), Jonathan (Laura), Nora (Shawn), Kristina, Michael and Christopher; and great-grandchildren Emma and Miles. Preceded in death by parents John and Eva (nee Meehan) Morarity. Services were Sept. 1 at St. Columban Catholic Church Loveland. Memorials to: St. Columban Debit Reduction Fund,

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Oscar H. Ridener

Oscar H. Riderner, 85, of Loveland died Aug. 14. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Survived by wife, Rosa (nee Hoskins) Ridener; children Bob (Annie) Ridener, Linda (Dave) Mefford, Judy (Mike) Gullett,

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Arrests/citations Juvenile female, 17, theft at 9201 Fields Ertel Road, Aug. 21. Tara Aldrich, 46, 7662 Albright Court, resisting arrest at 7662 Albright Court, Aug. 20. Brittany Worley, 21, 5447 Hunter Ave., theft at 9201 Fields Ertel , Aug. 17. Travis Borders, 30, 2118 Oakwood Drive, theft at 9201 Fields Ertel, Aug. 20. Ron Grundy, 36, 5293 Ohio 123, obstructing official business at 10440 Loveland-Madeira Road, Aug. 18.


Window of residence damaged at 10078 E. Kemper , Aug. 18. Vehicle window damaged at 11634 Windyhill Court, Aug. 18. Forgery Victim reported at 9237 Goormet Lane, Aug. 16. Identity theft Victim reported at 4445 Kempergrove Lane, Aug. 20. Theft Scrap metal valued at $500 removed at 8322 E. Kemper Road, Aug. 18. Vehicle entered and cell phone valued at $400 at 11633 Kosine Lane, Aug. 14. Furniture valued at $200 removed from store at 11390 Montgomery Road, Aug. 16. GPS of unknown value removed at 11622 Kosine Drive, Aug. 14.

Criminal damaging House shot with BB gun at 10330 Stablehand, Aug. 18.


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Amy (Mark) Ellis and Thomas (Pam) Ridener; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; six step-children; and numerous nieces and nephews as well as the many who cared for him and his friends at Clermont Nursing and Convalescent Center . Services were Aug. 17 at First Baptist Church of Loveland. Memorials to: Shriners Burn Institute, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229 or at 872-6000.

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Grailville – needs volunteers for the garden in Loveland. Volunteer days are 9 a.m. to noon selected Saturdays. For a complete list visit or call 683-2340. Volunteers will work in the kitchen and herb gardens. No experience is needed, volunteers may participate once or for the entire season. Volunteers should bring gloves, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, footwear that can get dirty and a snack if desired. Tools are provided. GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden retrievers and places them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-981-2251 and leave your name and phone. Visit email www.cincygrrand League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter needs volunteers 16-andolder to help socialize cats and 18-and-older to socialize and walk dogs. Other opportunities available. Call 735-2299, ext. 3. Save the Animals Foundation – Needs people 18 and older to staff its shelter for homeless cats and

dogs. Call 378-0300 for cats and 588-6609 for dogs. Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Township. Meetings are open to the public. Visit for monthly subjects or more information. Call 702-8373.


Executive Service Corps of Cincinnati – Professionals can use their administrative skills to help a busy, growing nonprofit manage its projects and members. Executive Service Corps of Cincinnati is looking for someone with experience in Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook to assist in the Blue Ash office. Volunteers set their own days and hours and enjoy nice working conditions and friendly, bright volunteers and staff. Help the ESCC help other nonprofits succeed. Contact Darlyne Koretos for more information at 791-6230, ext. 10. ESCC is at 10945 Reed Hartman Highway, Suite 108.


Bethesda North Hospital – has openings for volunteers in a variety of areas. Call 865-1164 for information and to receive a volunteer application. Crossroads Hospice – Volunteers are wanted to

join the team of Ultimate Givers who strive to provide extra love and comfort to terminally-ill patients and their families in Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland and Warren counties. Volunteers are also needed to support signature programs inspired by Jim Stovall’s novel, “The Ultimate Gift” The Gift of a Day program asks patients what their perfect day is and staff and volunteers work to make it a reality. Ultimate Givers visit with patients in their homes, assisted living facilities and nursing facilities and help with clerical duties at the Crossroads office. They provide emotional support and companionship to patients and family members, assist with errands or provide respite for those caring for terminally-ill loved ones. For more information or to sign up as an Ultimate Giver, call 793-5070 or compete an application online at www.crossroads Before becoming a Crossroads Hospice Ultimate Giver, participants must complete an application, TB skin test and training session lead by members of the Crossroads team. Volunteers must wait a minimum of one year after the death of an immediate family member or loved

one before applying. Sycamore Senior Center – is in desperate need of volunteers to deliver meals to the homebound elderly in northern Hamilton County as part of its home delivered meals program. Volunteers deliver food to the elderly one day a week, any day Monday through Friday. Pick-up is between 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Most drivers complete their deliveries by noon depending on the amount of time a volunteer spends at each home while delivering. Families and groups sharing a route are welcome. The need for volunteers is immediate. Service areas include Amberley Village, Arlington Heights, Blue Ash, Camp Dennison, Deer Park, Dillonvale, Evendale, Forest Park, Glendale, Greenhills, Gulf Manor, Indian Hill, Kenwood, Kennedy Heights, Lincoln Heights, Lockland, Loveland, Madeira, Montgomery, Pleasant Ridge, Reading, Rossmoyne, Sharonville, Silverton, Springdale, Springfield Township, Sycamore Township, Symmes Township, Wyoming and Woodlawn. Call 686-1013, 984-1234 or e-mail Meals on Wheels – Volunteers are needed on Mondays to drive weekly, bi-weekly or monthly from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Volunteers would pick up meals from Deupree House in Hyde Park and deliver a 90-minute route to eastern Cincinnati shut-ins. A valid driver’s license and car insurance are required. For more information or to volunteer, contact Chris Lemmon at 272-1118 or e-mail her at


Change a life – Volunteer to tutor an adult with lowlevel literacy skills or GED preparation needs. Call 621-READ. Cincinnati Reads – a volunteer tutoring program working with K-4 students in Cincinnati Public Schools. Volunteers receive free training to work one-on-one with children who are struggling to read. Call 621-7323 or email Jayne Martin Dressing, Clermont 20/20 – and its college access program, Clermont Educational Opportunities, offer a mentoring program that matches adults to work with a group of high school students from local high schools. Volunteers are

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needed to become mentors to help students stay in school and prepare to graduate with a plan for their next step. Call Terri Rechtin at 753-9222 or 6733334 (cell) or email mentor@clermont2020. org for more information. Girl Scouts of Western Ohio – is looking for volunteers to help with school recruitments. There are more than 1,500 elementary schools in the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio region and we want to recruit at all of them. To ensure we are able to extend membership at each school, we need your help. If you are willing to talk to girls and parents about Girl Scouts and help form new troops, consider serving as a fall membership campaign volunteer. Fall membership campaign volunteers work in partnership with Girl Scout staff members to host recruitment and sign-up events at local area schools and tell girls and adults the benefits of Girls Scouts. This is a short-term volunteer commitment that would take place from August to October. In addition to fall membership campaign volunteers, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio is always seeking troop leaders to help build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. To discover who they can be, girls need access to wise adults who both inspire and respect them. Through Girl Scouts, girls learn valuable skills, equipping them to better navigate life by making sound decisions, facing challenges and working toward future goals. On this amazing journey, girls also discover the fun, friendship and power of girls together. To find out more information about becoming a fall membership campaign volunteer or a troop leader for Girl Scouts, visit ww.girlscouts or call 489-1025 or 800-537-6241. Interested individuals must complete an application, background check and references. Granny’s Garden School – Volunteers needed from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays to work on behind-thescenes projects. Volunteers also needed to help with developing Web pages. Call 489-7099; Granny’s Hands-on Gardening Club is looking for new gardeners, to work with garden manager Suellyn Shupe. Experienced gardeners, come to share your

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Business Volunteers for the Arts – BVA is accepting applications from business professionals with at least three years experience, interested in volunteering their skills within the arts community. Projects average six to eight months in length and can range from marketing or accounting to Web design or planning special events. A one-day training program is provided to all accepted applicants. Call 871-2787. Center for Independent Living Options – Seeking volunteers to staff Art Beyond Boundaries, gallery for artists with disabilities. Volunteers needed noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 2412600. Cincinnati Museum Center – Needs volunteers to work in all three museums, the Cincinnati History Museum, the Museum of Natural History and Science and the Cinergy Children’s Museum, and special exhibits. Call 287-7025.




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expertise and enjoy the company of other gardeners while supporting the Granny’s Garden School program times: 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The school is at the Loveland Primary and Elementary, 550 LovelandMadeira Road. email or visitwww.grannys Inktank – Group looking for volunteers to help children and adults improve their skills in writingbased initiatives across the city. Call 542-0195. Raymond Walters College – Needs volunteers to serve as tutors to skills enhancement students. The class meets from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays. Call 745-5691. The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s College Readiness Program – that inspires and encourages teens of color toward paths of success is looking for caring professionals who want to make a difference, and for young people who can benefit from positive adult role models. Part of a national YMCA initiative, the local program incorporates mentoring, career exploration and college readiness; and helps students develop a positive sense of self, build character, explore diverse college and career options. Volunteers, many of whom are sponsored by area companies, share their own personal insight and encouragement. Contact program director Darlene Murphy at the Melrose YMCA, 961-3510 or visit The Boys and Girls Clubs of Clermont County – are looking for volunteers to mentor youth ages 6 to 18, and help them with homework, ACT/SAT practice and special events. Call 552-1948 or e-mail

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American Heart Association – Volunteers needed to assist with the American Heart Association’s cause campaigns, Power to End Stroke, Go Red For Women, Start!, and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Assignments include clerical work, event specific duties and community outreach. Contact the American Heart Association at 281-4048 or email





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