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City ‘Amp’ed up about business

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Electric car company moving to Loveland By Jeanne Houck

front entrance and . She said Nelson Stark Plumbing and Excavation donated materials to remodel her bathroom. “(ALS) affects everything,” Vomacka said. Her three sisters and four brothers are at her house during the day and her husband and sons are around at night to help. Vomacka takes medication to help treat the symptoms and the pain for the disease and is also a part of trial study in Columbus that is studying how to slow the progression of ALS. Howard is the captain of “Team Theresa V.” Ninety members of the team will be walking in the ALS Walk Oct. 2 at Winton Woods. As part of the walk, teams

LOVELAND – Loveland leaders are amped that a company that converts new cars and vans into electric vehicles is moving into the city’s commerce park – but there will be no celebratory horns tooting in Blue Ash. Amp Electric Vehicles has been operating on Alpine Avenue in Blue Ash about three years, but Lerick Chissus, director of supply chain management for amp electric, says the company wants to expand and the Loveland Commerce Park is where it wants to do it. Chissus said Amp Electric Vehicles plans to move into a leased facility on Commerce Boulevard in Loveland Saturday, Oct. 1. Amp Electric will bring about 40 employees and expects to hire more, Chissus said, noting that the company recently won a contract in Iceland to provide 1,000 electrically motorized Mercedes Benz vans. While searching for a place to expand, Chissus said, Amp Electric Vehicles was pleased with Loveland’s economic incentive offers, charmed by the look and feel of the city and impressed with the Loveland Commerce Park and its decorative fountain. “We needed to have a facility we could show off to the public and our investors,” Chissus said. “We said, ‘This is the facility we want to bring people to.’” Loveland City Council unanimously agreed Sept. 13 to allow Loveland City Manager Tom Carroll to finalize a proposed incentive agreement with amp electric vehicles to bring back to city

See WALK on page A2

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You can find this story on our Web site this week: • Two Moeller High School seniors, Colin Foos and Zachary Flint, were named National Merit Semifinalists. CINCINNATI.COM/LOVELAND


There will be a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23 and 24, at 802 Town Scapes Court in Loveland to raise money for Team Theresa V for the Walk to Defeat ALS. Theresa Vomacka of Symmes Township, second from left, was diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, last September. Her family has stepped in to help her with daily chores and have been fundraising for the ALS Association. With Vomacka are here sisters, from left: Liz Mullikin of Montgomery, Sue Howard of Mount Carmel and Mickey Stark of Loveland.

‘I was cutting grass last year and now I can’t even walk in the grass.’

A time to reflect

The Northeast Fire Collaborative hosted a 9/11 Memorial at Nisbet Park in Loveland. The ceremony included music from the Clermont County Philharmonic Orchestra, a helmet blessing and keynote speaker retired New York Fire Department Battalion Chief Steve Mormino. SEE LIFE, B1

Patriotic wave

Colorful student-made flags are blooming on trees in front of Loveland Intermediate School in tribute to the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The fifthgrade and sixth-grade students of art teacher Carole Ritchie painted the flags and then stapled them onto trees – just as Ritchie’s students have been doing every year since 2002 at the school on South Lebanon Road in Loveland. SEE SCHOOLS, A7

Yard sale to benefit Team Theresa V in ALS Walk By Amanda Hopkins

Household chores and working have gotten more difficult for Theresa Vomacka, but she still has her sense of humor and her family to support her. The Symmes Township resident was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis – ALS – also know as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. “I was cutting grass last year and now I can’t even walk in the grass,” Vomacka said. Vomacka said she noticed symptoms almost a year before she was diagnosed. She said would get cramps in her hands and her neck and would feel weak after working long hours as a banquet manager at Kings Island

Resort. She said she started working out, but she ended up more tired. Vomacka’s sister Mickey Stark said every other possibility had to be ruled out before Vomacka was diagnosed with ALS. According to the ALS Association of Centeral and Southern Ohio, ALS is a neurodegenerative disease that usually attacks both upper and lower motor neurons and causes degeneration throughout the brain and spinal cord. “Since her diagnosis, our whole family has gotten involved with the (association),” said Vomacka’s sister, Sue Howard. Vomacka is limited on daily activities and has had to make changes to her house to make it more accessible, including changes to the bathroom, the

Loveland looking for new finance director By Jeanne Houck

Blue on blue

Leaders from local schools that won the coveted National Blue Ribbon designation last week say the awards reflect more than academics. SEE STORY, A3

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LOVELAND – Loveland is looking for a new finance director. Harry Steger resigned from the position effective Nov. 4, but his last day of work was Aug. 31. Loveland will continue to pay Steger until Nov. 4 – in part with his unused vacation and flexible leave days. “Harry left the city to branch out professionally into other opportunities in finance, both public and private,” Loveland City Manager Tom Carroll said. Myra Kroeger, an administrative assistant in Loveland’s



finance department, will serve as acting finance director until a temporary finance director is appointed to help the city find a permanent finance director through advertising and candidate interviews, Loveland Mayor Rob Weisgerber said. Loveland financial analyst Linda Collins will serve as acting income tax administrator during that time. Kroeger and Collins will continue to perform their current duties and be paid a stipend so long as they also perform the additional work. Weisgerber believes a permanent finance director will be




Harry Steger has resigned as Loveland finance director. Here he is at a Loveland City Council meeting with Loveland Councilwoman Paulette Leeper earlier this year. appointed after a new city council is seated in December. Six people are vying Nov. 8 for three seats on Loveland City




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Amp Electric Vehicles is moving from Blue Ash to expand in Loveland. Here, Lerick Chissus, director of the company’s supply chain management, stands in front of Amp Electric’s new digs in the Loveland Commerce Park with a Chevy Equinox that has been converted into an electric car.

Continued from A1 tentative agreement says. “This loan is more than offset by the additional income tax which their 40 employees will pay over the next seven years,” Carroll said. “This incentive, combined with other assistance through our partners in economic development at (the private, non-profit Hamilton County Development Co.) and the state of Ohio, has proven pivotal in helping amp electric decide to grow their business inside the city of Loveland and the state of Ohio.” Loveland City Council members told Carroll they would like the agreement with Amp Electric Vehicles to include a clause requiring the company to secure the loan. City council members also welcomed amp electric to Loveland for reasons ranging from the expansion of the tax base to the reduction of carbon emissions. It’s a public relation coup

council for a vote. A tentative agreement between Loveland and Amp Electric involves the city loaning amp electric $50,000 for relocation, real estate and building-renovation costs. Loveland would not require amp electric vehicles to repay the loan so long as the company met conditions that include remaining in Loveland five years, the


Look ma, no engine! But a lot of batteries. Lerick Chissus, director of Amp Electric Vehicles’ supply chain management, pops the hood of a Chevy Equinox that has been converted into an electric car.

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About the Loveland Commerce Park LOVELAND – The Loveland Commerce Park is in the northwest corner of the city, off Union Cemetery Road and near Montgomery Road. There are 34 buildings on its streets – which include Union Cemetery Road, Commerce Boulevard and Northeast Drive – and all but two of the buildings are occupied. The commerce park is zoned for light industrial use and may also allow office and commercial for Loveland, Councilman Brent Zuch said, “heightening our position in the rest of the state, in the rest of the country and perhaps in


uses. Amp Electric Vehicles is moving into a 45,500-squarefoot building on Commerce Boulevard, where the company will initially lease 30,000 square feet of space. Also available for sale or lease on Commerce Boulevard is a 30,000-square-foot warehouse and office building and a 6,800-squarefoot warehouse and office building. – Source: Gary Vidmar, assistant Loveland city manager the world.” Get Loveland updates by signing up for our electronic newsletter. Visit

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raise money for the ALS Association Vomacka’s family is hosting a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24 and Sept. 25, to raise money for “Team Theresa V.” The team is over 50 percent of the way to its






$10,000 goal and hope the yard sale can get them closer to help the ALS Association. Stark said the organization, especially Yvonne Dressman, has already helped Vomacka by providing walkers and chairs for mobility and answering any questions. “This won’t be an average yard sale … We have had generous donations from more than 20 families including multiple pairs of unworn Nike gym shoes, camping and boat supplies, collectibles, bookshelves, an electric keyboard, a nice dish set, patio furniture, sun chairs, a kitchen table, bookshelves, small kitchen appliances, a porcelain tea set from Japan and much more,” said Vomacka’s niece, Michele Phelps. The younger children in the family will also be selling lemonade and baked goods. To donate or to join Team Theresa V, visit For more on your community, visit www.cincinnati. com/symmestownship


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About the award

The National Blue Ribbon award honors public and private schools that achieve at a high level or narrow educational achievement gaps for disadvantaged students. This year, 305 schools received the honor. To win, schools must meet one of two criteria: • They must have students perform well on state assessments, or, in the case of private schools, on nationallynormed tests. Those tests scores must place students in the top 10 percent over at least five years. • They must have at least 40 percent of students from disadvantaged backgrounds show improved performance at high levels, as measured by state assessments or nationallynormed tests. The Kings school district now has the rare honor of having three of its six schools win a Blue Ribbon since 1993: JF Burns Elementary in 1993, South Lebanon Elementary in 2009 and now Kings Mills Elementary, a K-4 school. “We’re still in shock,” principal Peggy Phillips said. “We’re like any other school in Ohio. We have a really diverse population. We have students who move in and out throughout the school year. But the piece that makes KME special is we have a huge sense of community – our parents come and volunteeer often. Everyone rolls up their sleeves and helps.”

Leaders from local schools that won the coveted National Blue Ribbon designation last week say the awards reflect more than academics. They cite volunteerism and involvement by parents, community members and students as key factors in any successful bid for a Blue Ribbon, the nation’s most prestigious education award. To be sure, school officials also praised teachers and staff, crediting attention to individual students’ test performances. Local winners: • All Saints School, Kenwood • Kings Mills Elementary School, Deerfield Township • St. Columban School, Loveland • Springboro High School • Putman Elementary School, Blanchester • Woodfill Elementary, Fort Thomas Sue Morman, St. Columban’s school librarian, said a team at the Loveland Catholic school completed its Blue Ribbon application, writing essays “to provide a bigger picture” of the 723student K-8 school. The essays described the arts, sports, traditions and service efforts of their students, she said.


All Saints principal Dan Stringer beams proudly Sept. 15 after his school was named a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.


Principal Jo Rhoten, pastor The Rev. Larry Tensi, assisant principal Mary Ann Ellerbrock, and librarian Sue Morman stand underneath a display of blue balloons at St. Columban School in Loveland.


Fourth-grader Andrew Marmer jumps underneath a display of blue balloons as he leaves school at St. Columban School. “What sets us apart is our Catholic tradition,” she said. “We’re trying to get students to recognize that they need to be something for other people. How are you going to make the world better?” And maybe it is time to focus more attention on academic achievements,

said Daniel Stringer, principal at All Saints in Kenwood. “It’s easy to do it for sports. It’s easy to do it for the arts,” he said. “But academics at times is not as well noticed. It’s not as popular to discuss because it’s not as fun.” He announced his school’s Blue Ribbon win at a surprise pep rally Thursday, but he’s planning a bigger bash on Nov. 1, All Saints Day. Nationally, this year’s Blue Ribbon Schools will be feted at a conference and awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., Nov. 14-15.






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Local artists to be featured in this year’s Art Affaire

Loveland City Council cable broadcasts may go dark

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MILFORD – When visitors check out the Art Affaire from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Promont House Museum, they may see some familiar faces. This year’s art show will feature almost 40 artists – at least 10 of those from Clermont County. One of this year’s returning artists is Pam Ziermaier, who lives in Miami Township. Ziermaier is a stained glass artist who does a couple shows a year, but focuses mostly on custom work. “I started doing stained glass in 1995 after I took my first class … At the end the first week I had a little apple suncatcher and, after the fourth week, I quit my job at Cintas and went to get a business license,” Ziermaier said. “I was hooked.” Ziermaier makes everything from custom entryways and stained glass windows to refrigerator vases and fan lamps – some of which you can see at www. Since a majority of her work is custom through her company Pam’s Productions, she only does a couple shows a year. The Art Affaire is one of those select


Pam Ziermaier of Pam’s Productions created this stained glass window to be hung behind an existing window. Her custom window work can be hung or installed. She also created smaller pieces like vases or custom glass nameplates.


This hangable stained glass artwork – made by Pam Ziermaier of Pam’s Productions in Miami Township – is designed with Swarovski crystals. shows. “The Art Affaire is a great event because the

atmosphere is wonderful and the people are there for the art. It’s not a big festival where they have art. It’s a festival all about the art. It’s an art affair,” she said. Another artist, woodworker O’Neal Johnston, has been featured at the Art Affaire since the event began six years ago. He also lives in Miami Township. Johnston started in woodworking after he retired from his job as a research scientist. He, like Ziermaier, took a workshop that got him hooked. “Woodworking is a fun hobby that connects me to my youth in my retirement,” he said. “There are a lot of great people in the woodworking community, so there are a lot of positives.” After 10 years of carving, Johnston is best known for his decorative wooden Santas, pens made of local wood, bowls and other household items. He’ll have a lot of those at the Art Affaire, he said. Johnston said the Art Affaire is really special because of the historical society’s location. “Being on the museum’s (grounds) gives it a very relaxed atmosphere. It’s a nice setting, you’re among nature and the trees and

everyone has a good time. It’s just an all around wonderful event with a lot of talented artists,” he said. Historical Society Administrator Donna Amann said the Art Affaire is a great way to bring people together while raising money for the organization. She said this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever with the help of the Greater Milford Events and Arts Council. “It’s a major fundraiser for the historical society that helps pay for our programs, operations and scholarships. We’re sharing the proceeds with the (Greater Milford Events and) Arts Council, so we’re hoping for a successful event,” she said. In addition the art, Art Affaire will include an amateur flower show, live music, speakers and dancing. Box lunches will be available. Parking for the free event will be in the Main Street side of the Kroger parking lot, 824 Main St. A shuttle will take visitors to Promont at 906 Main St. Handicapped parking will be available at the museum. For information, visit, www. or call Amann at 248-0324.


Linda Gradolf checks out some of Pam’s Productions stained glass art at the 2009 Art Affaire. That was the first year Pam Ziermaier brought her work to the Art Affaire.

LOVELAND – If you like nothing more than to plunk down on a sofa and watch live broadcasts of Loveland City Council meetings, you may be forced to find something else to do from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month. With nearly $600,000 in state revenue cuts looming and resident focus groups agreeing that Loveland’s $50,000 annual contract with the Intercommunity Cable Regulatory Commission should be the first thing to go, the city is thinking hard about canceling the contract by a Nov. 1 deadline to avoid its continuing in 2012. Paulette Leeper asked her fellow Loveland City Council members Sept. 13 to consider paying for the service another year as they consider alternatives to the current contract. “Our community has a long history of needing and wanting this openness,” Leeper said. Loveland administrators are recommending city council cancel the contract in light of the fact that the city is being forced to consider tax hikes and cuts in basic services.

Loveland Mayor Rob Weisgerber said the city is going to have to bite the budget bullet soon Weisgerber and it may as well get started. “If we don’t start m a k i n g tough decisions at some point, Stern when are we going to make them,” Weisgerber said. Loveland City Manager Tom Carroll said he would see whether Pat Stern, executive director of the Intercommunity Cable Regulatory Commission, would agree to a six-month contract extension as the city explores possibilities such as a less costly contract with the cable regulatory commission or someone else and collaborating with Miami and Symmes townships and the Loveland City Schools. “ICRC does serve a purpose,” said Loveland Councilman Todd Osborne, who suggested the extension, “but it’s not worth $50,000.” Loveland faces a 50-percent reduction in Ohio Local

ICRC director responds Here’s what Pat Stern, executive director of the Intercommunity Cable Regulatory Commission, has to say about Loveland considering canceling its contract for services. “I am very sorry to see the city of Loveland faced with this terrible financial situation. The ICRC is a non-profit consortium that consists of 27 communities that commit 2 percent of the 5 percent franchise fees they receive from cable operator revenues. “In other words, cable TV subscribers pay for the services of the ICRC because they benefit most from our services because that fee allows them to see their live council meetings and local programming from all over the Greater Cincinnati area. “Programs such as Friday night football, city of Cincinnati events and meetings, dance recitals, Loveland school events etc ... “Cable residents would be the most impacted by Government Funds and the elimination of the state estate tax that together in 2013 will mean the loss of more than $590,000 to the city. Other recommendations by the resident focus groups included spending less on employee benefit, wellness, tuition-reimbursements and training programs. Carroll plans to present Loveland City Council with a recommended budget for 2012 at the end of October. More about Loveland's contract with the Intercommunity Cable Regulatory Commission Loveland officials say

any decision made by council because those channels would revert to programming selected by the cable operator. “Unless the city of Loveland has a plan to produce their own meetings and broadcast them on the cable systems, it is my understanding that the loss of those channels will be forever. “The ICRC is the most cost-effective model of local cable programming that I know of in the United States. “Communities like Loveland have access to the most state-of-the-art studio facilities and mobile production equipment that they could not have by doing programming themselves. “With city of Loveland meetings broadcast live and on tape, (it allows) residents the most open form of government. “The loss of that openness will be a technological step backwards for a community that prides itself in being on the cutting edge.”

Pat Stern, executive director of the Intercommunity Cable Regulatory Commission, told them her organization produced and/or televised 62 programs for Loveland in 2010. That includes some 28 Loveland City Council meetings, most of them broadcast live and then available for viewing on the Internet. Other programs were of Loveland’s Valentine’s Day Breakfast, Loveland’s Memorial Day parade, Loveland’s Amazing Race, Loveland’s Fourth of July parade, performances by the Loveland Stage Co. and the presentation of Loveland

2010 – it’s also on Loveland City Council’s current list of possible cuts due to budget constraints. “When the city is considering discontinuing our Fourth of July celebration, ICRC’s ability to televise it is not an equal priority,” Loveland City Manager Tom Carroll said. Get Loveland updates by signing up for our electronic newsletter. Visit www.

Area Chamber of Commerce Awards. Still other programs were of Loveland High School’s sports awards programs and some of its football, basketball, soccer and lacrosse games plus some elementary school football and basketball games. It may be an impressive list, Loveland officials said, but the city’s need to cut costs is equally attention worthy. For example, Loveland’s Fourth of July parade is not only on the Intercommunity Cable Regulatory Commission’s list of programs produced and/or televised in

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BRIEFLY Clean out and donate

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will conduct Clean Out and Donate weekends in October to collect critically needed household items, furniture and clothing. A St. Vincent de Paul truck will be on site Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 29 and 30, at St. Margaret of York, 9495 Columbia Road, Loveland. The collection truck will be attended before and after church services for donorconvenience, and donor tax receipts will be available. Donations collected from the “Clean Out and Donate” Weekends are distributed in the surrounding communities through St. Vincent de Paul thrift stores to benefit those in need throughout Greater Cincinnati. “The majority of the clients we are seeing are families with children who lack the basic necessities of life,” said

Prentice Carter, director of operations, St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores. “Gently used items donated at ‘Clean Out and Donate’ Weekends go directly to our thrift stores and make a tremendous difference.”

Tea Party meets Oct. 13

Miami Township Tea Party’s October meeting is at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at Miami Township Civic Center Trustee’s Room, 6101 Meijer Drive. Contact Paul Odioso, 513-300-4253, podioso@, or Larry Heller, 513-575-0062, Email lheller@

LIFE holiday sign-up

The ninth annual sign up for the Loveland Interfaith Effort (LIFE) holiday programs will take place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Prince of Peace Lutheran

Church, 101 S. Lebanon Road. At this time, residents of the Loveland School District can sign up for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday dinner basket and The LIFE of Giving Shoppe. All programs are at no cost to those who qualify. To qualify for these programs, you must: 1.Show proof of residency in the Loveland School District (Duke Energy bill, phone bill or water bill dated within the last 30 days); 2. Head of household must show valid photo ID; 3. Other adults in household must show one form of ID (Social Securirt Card, driver’s license); 4. For each child in household, the head of the house must prove legal custody and ID must be shown (Social Security card, record of shots, birth certificate, school ID);

5. Section 8 residents must show head of household picture ID and recertification papers only. Please bring clothing sizes for all family members to the sign-up event so we better serve you at LIFE of Giving Shoppe. LIFE food pantry hours are Wednesday & Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Thursday, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Lawmakers to debate

State Rep. Connie Pillich (D-Montgomery) and State Sen. Shannon Jones (RSpringboro) will debate the merits of Senate Bill 5, the collective bargaining legislation sponsored by Jones, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at Cedar Village in Mason. The two lawmakers will debate the merits and impact of the legislation on the state and its public workers.


Orange on Reds

Cincinnati Reds baseball players Brandon Phillips (left) and Bronson Arroyo display the orange Tiger shirts Loveland Elementary School gave them in appreciation for showing up to surprise the students and help kick off the Subway Get Fit Challenge. Loveland Elementary was chosen for the honor because of the students’ fundraising efforts on behalf of the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart program.



Make McNicholas your choice

Deciding on the best education for your child is clear when the choice is Archbishop McNicholas High School. McNicholas provides a coeducational, Christ-centered Catholic community with award-winning and challenging academic programs, over 30 clubs to meet every student’s interest, and a full roster of competitive athletic teams. Coed opportunities in these extra-curricular activities and in class prepare students with well-rounded experiences that will guide them as they enter the real world. Spiritual growth is fostered daily and through group retreats. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors all participate in Days of Reflection and Renewal. Seniors participate in a Kairos retreat or an Appalachian retreat.


McNicholas fosters Catholic identity through faith development and encourages social consciousness through service. Students are required to complete at least 40 hours of service before graduation, but the average per student is almost 80 hours. In 2011, 67 seniors became part of The Century Club, which honors those who have given over 100 hours of service during their four years. The total number of service hours for the Class of 2011 totaled over 10,000 hours.

women, and also has very active intramural volleyball and basketball leagues. McNicholas boasts several district and regional championships, many from the 2010-2011season. McNicholas also holds several state titles, King of the Hill trophies, and other league honors. McNicholas is currently in Phase II of Project Paradise, the initiative to give Rocket athletes the home field advantage with the new all-weather artificial turf field and the soon –to-be installed regulation eight-lane track in Penn Station Stadium.

This advertorial package showcasing Archbishop McNicholas High School was inadvertently omitted from the Private Schools Directory section included in today’s Community Press Newspapers. The Service Club is one of the most active organizations on campus. Each year, they organize the Warm Clothing Drive, the Thanksgiving Giveback food collection, the Christmas Gifts for Kids Program, Penny Drive, and St. Patrick’s Day Senior Citizen Prom. They also take part in the Adopt-a-Highway program.


Over the past decade, McNicholas has had over 30 National Merit Semifinalists and nearly iThink 70 National Merit Commended Excellence in academics is Students. McNicholas is also at the center of McNicholas. proud to offer the SAIL (SupMcNicholas implemented a port and Accommodations for Tablet PC program this past Identified Learners) Program, year with the Classes of 2014 which addresses the needs and 2015 to give students an of identified students, helping edge in 21st century learning. them cope with learning in the McNicholas is the first coed high school environment. The school in the region to offer iCompete Compete with the best! Mc- Class of 2011 earned $11.3 this to their students. Nicholas offers over 42 teams million in scholarships and 99% McNicholas offers a broad at all levels for both men and continued to higher education. range of curricular choices to challenge every student at the appropriate level. The overall curriculum includes a College Preparatory Program offering two levels of courses; honors courses in math, English, and Spanish; and STEM initiatives (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) to create critical thinkers who will abound in the work force and in higher education. Classes have a ratio of 14 students to every teacher, and McNicholas offers 13 Advanced Placement courses as well as 25 fine and performing arts electives.


Every Rocket is encouraged to become involved and with over 30 clubs, groups, and organizations to choose from, every student finds a place in the McNicholas community. The choices range from the exhilaration of musicals to the intensity of Academic Team tournaments, from the activism of Service Club to the leadership of Student Council. The Ecology Club started a community garden on the McNicholas campus in the Spring of 2011 and just celebrated their first harvest during an afterschool cookout with the Cooking Club. In addition to the National Honor Society, McNicholas also recognizes students in honor societies for French, Latin, Spanish, science, math, and art. The award-winning band has been invited to participate in the Cincinnati St. Patrick’s Day and Cincinnati Reds Opening Day parades annually and in 2009, they were invited to represent the State of Ohio in the Memorial Day parade in Washington, D.C.

From freshman orientation to senior graduation, students will find many choices at McNicholas to prepare them for life after high school academically, socially, and spiritually.

Directory Listing

Name of School: McNicholas High School Address: 6536 Beechmont Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45230 Area of Town: Mt. Washington Phone: 513-231-3500 Grades: 9-12 Number of Students Enrolled: 640 Religious Affiliation (if any): Catholic Tuition: $8675 Scholarship/Financial Assistance Available: Yes Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:14 Percent Going to College: 99% Hot Buttons: Christ-centered and service oriented, McNicholas is the right choice for your son or daughter. We became the first coed Catholic school in the region to implement a Tablet PC program and boast a community of challenging academics, over 30 clubs, and 42 athletic teams.


A big crowd of Loveland Elementary School students kick off the Subway Get Fit Challenge with some Reds players.


Loveland Elementary School students get up close and personal with Reds mascots Gapper and Rosie Red – whether they particularly want to or not.


Loveland Elementary School students’ fundraising efforts for health programs win them a surprise visit from some Reds baseball players.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK Uecker attends governor’s signing of House Bill 78

Ohio State Rep. Joe Uecker (R-66th District) attended Governor John Kasich’s signing of House Bill 78, which will protect the lives of unborn babies after the viability of the child is confirmed. “Ohio took an important step in protecting our most vulnerable citizens, our unborn,” Uecker said. “With this legislation, that received bipartisan support, being signed into law, it will save hundreds of babies

each year. While our work is not done, this legislation will prevent the most egregious of abortions from taking place, those performed after a child is able to live outside the mother. ” According to the “Ohio Viable Infants Protection Act,” if a woman wants an abortion and her unborn child is 20 weeks or older, a doctor must first examine the child to determine if he or she is viable. If the child is viable, the abortion is prohibited except in the case of a medical emergency or if the woman has a serious physical health condition.


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September 21, 2011

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Logan Cooper, a fifth-grader at Loveland Intermediate School, shows his patriotism during the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

American flags made by fifth-graders at Loveland Intermediate School grace trees in the green space between the school and the Loveland City Schools board of education offices on South Lebanon Road in honor of the people killed on 9/11.


Kyle Tanner (left) and Matt Huether, fifth-graders at Loveland Intermediate School, survey their work – 9/11 flags they made mounted on trees outside their school.

Students’ patriotism blooming on LIS trees By Jeanne Houck

LOVELAND – Colorful studentmade flags are blooming on trees in front of Loveland Intermediate School in tribute to the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The fifth-grade and sixth-grade students of art teacher Carole Ritchie painted the flags and then stapled them onto trees – just as Ritchie’s students have been doing every year since 2002 at the school on South Lebanon Road in Loveland. “It is very touching to drive by the campus and see all the flags,” said Meg Krsacok, communications coordinator for the Loveland City Schools. Fifth-grader Logan Cooper said students were happy to do the project “because of the (rescue workers) who saved lives on 9/11.” Ritchie said she played patriotic music as her students painted the flags, which are not strictly red, white and blue. She allowed the children to experiment with using different colors in the red and blue families to convey what American flags can look like in various environments - from the bright sunshine to the shadows. “I think it’s very important for them to know that artists express their feelings through art, and that by putting the flags on the trees


Ashley Bowser, a fifth-grader at Loveland Intermediate School, lovingly smooths a student-made flag honoring 9/11 victims. With her is classmate Gregory Williams. they are showing their feelings without words,” Ritchie said. Ritchie has some strong feelings of her own. “I have a history of being proud of my country,” Ritchie said. “My father was in the Army during World War II. “(9/11) is very special to me,” Ritchie said. “I went with a group of teachers to Ground Zero in 2001 and fed the rescue workers - firefighters and the police. “It is something I will never, ever forget,” Ritchie said. “It was wonderful to be able to look in their eyes and say thanks.” Get Loveland updates by signing up for our electronic newsletter. Visit


Loveland Intermediate School fifth-graders (from left) Megan Dakoske, Shannon Riley and Claire Krabacher team up to staple 9/11 American flags they made onto trees in front of their school.

Forty-two CHCA students earn AP Scholar Awards Forty-two students at CHCA’s Martha S. Lindner High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams taken this May. The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. About 18 percent of the more than 1.9 million students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to also earn an AP Scholar Award. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’

performance on AP exams. At CHCA: Fourteen students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average score of at least 3.5 (out of a possible 5) on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. These students are Stephen Cesler (Class of 2011), John DeNoma ‘11, Michelle Feeney ‘12, Mark Hansford ‘11, Alison Mangels ‘11, John McIver ‘11, Andrew Paroz ‘11, Brett Shackson ‘11, Brian Taylor ‘12, Christie Taylor ‘11, Elena van den Berg ‘11, Jessica Wilhite ‘11, Josh Willmann ‘11 and Daniel Wright ‘11. Seven students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on

four or more of these exams. These students are Mariel Beausejour ‘11, Holly Dahmus ‘12, Kelsey Elliott ‘11, Cheng Hu ‘11, Logan Lally ‘12, Grace Paschall ‘12 and Amanda Pritchard ‘12. Twenty-one students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are blake Avery ‘11, Cecily Bacon ‘11, Kelly Canavan ‘11, Austin Conley ‘11, Cyle Cucinotta ‘12, Michael Gaitan ‘11, Emily Greinwald ‘12, Tara Hodge ‘12, Ellen Hodges ‘11, Mallory Massa ‘12, Heather Owens ‘11, Joshua Pedoto ‘11, Mackensie Pfleger ‘12, Roger Phelps ‘12, Jonathan Price ‘12, Austin Skoglund ‘12, Jeff Stagnaro ‘11, Rachel Talaber ‘11, Jacob Thiel ‘12, Eliseo Vizcaino ‘12 and Zhoulin Wang ‘11.

Each exam is developed by a committee of college and university faculty and AP teachers, ensuring that AP Exams are aligned with the same high standards expected by college faculty at some of the nation’s leading liberal arts and research institutions. More than 3,800 colleges and universities annually receive AP scores; most fouryear colleges in the United States provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying exam scores. Research consistently shows that AP students who score a 3 or higher on AP Exams (based on a scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest) typically experience greater academic success in college and have higher college graduation rates than students who do not participate in AP.

Ursuline Academy kicks off Big Green Raffle


Ursuline Academy special events director Lori Haines of Anderson Township and freshman Mary McGrath of Kenwood at the Big Green Raffle kickoff.

Ursuline is selling tickets now for its Big Green Raffle featuring three grand prizes of $25,000, $10,000 and $5,000. Tickets purchased before Sept. 13 were entered into an early bird drawing Sept. 15, and the winner receives $500. The winning ticket goes back into the drum for the grand prize drawings Nov. 19 at the school’s Ultimate Auction. Weekly subsequent drawings of $200 will take place through Nov. 10. Tickets are $100 each or three for $250.

All proceeds from the raffle support the students of Ursuline Academy. “One only needs to visit our campus in Blue Ash to see what our amazing young women are learning and becoming,” special events director Lori Haines said. “They are high academic and fine arts achievers, championship athletes and dancers, and they are giving back to their community by serving those in need throughout the school year,” said Haines. “Our students are grounded in faith and nourished by a loving

community of educators who truly care for each and every student. Ursuline Academy is a wonderful place for young women to grow and prepare for college and beyond. This type of fundraiser supports their educational experience at UA.” For further information visit contact Lori Haines at or 513-791-5794 ext 1218. Get daily Blue Ash updates by signing up for our electronic newsletter. Visit



Loveland Herald


By Scott Springer


• Julie Griffin medaled with a 46 at Hickory Woods as Loveland beat Turpin Sept. 12. Griffin again medaled with a 43 Sept. 14 as Loveland beat Northwest. In a tri-match, Loveland’s girls beat Wilmington but lost to Milford by five strokes. • On Sept. 13, the Loveland boys beat Turpin at Oasis as Reid Waddell shot a 36. • Moeller defeated Elder, St. Xavier and La Salle Sept. 13 at Western Hills. Mason Eckley shot 34. Moeller (Gold) beat Indian Hill Sept. 15. Matt Bitter of the Crusaders and Michael Sewell of the Braves were comedalists at 39. • Mount Notre Dame beat Badin Sept. 14 at Potters Park as Mackenzie Ward shot 39.

Cross Country

• Moeller was 29th in the Tiffin Invitational. Zach Hoffman was the Crusader’s top finisher at No. 56 (16:56).


• Loveland beat Walnut Hills Sept. 10, 21-25, 25-16, 23-25, 25-21, 15-12. On Sept. 12, the Lady Tigers beat Indian Hill 25-19, 25-10, 25-18. • Mount Notre Dame beat Vandalia Butler Sept. 10, 25-8, 25-14, 25-15. On Sept. 13, MND won at Ursuline 25-17, 25-19, 25-18. The Cougars added another win Sept. 16 over Seton, 25-15, 25-15, 21-25, 25-16.

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Lady Tigers in unfamiliar territory By Scott Springer

LOVELAND – After a four-year run at the top of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference-East, the Loveland girls tennis program finds itself in unfamiliar territory. The Lady Tigers are still in the upper echelon of the league, but have lost their first league matches since 2006. New coach Jeff Sharpless, who previously coached the girls junior varsity, points to a few reasons. “We lost five varsity starters last year and we have a really tough schedule we inherited from the outgoing coach,” Sharpless said. “It’s been a challenge here of late. We’ve played some really tough schools.” The lineup of youngsters, including freshmen, have been thrust into varsity action. “They are playing quite a bit,” Sharpless said. “It’s been kind of a rebuilding year. The beginning of the season, I wasn’t sure. It’s turned out to be a little more of a rebuilding year than I was hoping it would be.” Freshman Devin Lally won the first singles job in tryouts. She’s had to take her lumps and has been on the shelf from time to time. “She got hurt a couple matches ago, so she’s been playing kind of off and on,” Sharpless said. “Upper hammy.” Lally’s still battled some of the league’s best and has wrapped her hamstring in some league matches just so she could compete. “She’s lost more than



Loveland’s first singles player Devin Lally, a freshman, returns a shot to Turpn’s Ellen Antonaides at Loveland High School, Sept. 13. Lally has been hampered by an upper left hamstring injury. she’s one, but she’s played some of the toughest competition in the city,” Sharpless said. “She’s getting good experience.” Filling in on occasion for Lally has been second singles player, Katie Hoderlein, a junior. “Katie’s doing a good job,” Sharpless said. “She’s real consistent. She had to move up to No. 1 singles a couple matches and she was having a hard time with that. She’s done a real nice job whenever she’s played ‘two’ for me this year.” Third singles belongs to Mikayla Pittman, another junior whose physical presence can be intimidating. She also sports some tennis flair wearing Tiger head-

bands and pink on her shoes. “Mikayla record-wise is doing the best,” Sharpless said. “She’s a colorful character and does a good job.” Pittman also possesses a powerful serve. Not always consistent, but powerful. “It can be on and off,” Sharpless said of Pittman’s serve. “When it’s on, she can be really tough.” In doubles, Loveland’s struggled for consistency. Clearly, that’s been a project for the new coach. “That’s been my biggest worry this year,” Sharpless said. “Most of the girls in doubles are younger. They have to learn the system and be aggressive. They’re coming around. I think next year, we’ll be good.”


Loveland third singles player Mikayla Pittman sports the Tiger orange and black on her headband as the Lady Tigers played Turpin Sept. 13.

Among Loveland’s doubles tandems are freshman Sarah Hoderlein (sister of Katie) and sophomore Lauren Schneider. Both are first year players. The younger Hoderlein played first singles for Sharpless on the JV squad. With the youth on doubles and Lally being just a freshman at first singles, Sharpless believes he can build the Lady Tigers back to prominence. Some middle school talent is on the way also. “We’ve got some good eighth-grade players coming up,” Sharpless said. “I’m

pretty excited.” With the youth movement, Sharpless hopes to have the Tigers back to running the table in the FAVC. This season, his inexperience and some talented teams have gotten in the way. “The league I think has improved overall,” Sharpless said. “We’ve lost more games in the league than we’ve lost in six years. We lost to Milford and to Walnut Hills.” Loveland’s next big league match is against Anderson along Tiger Trail on Sept. 22. From there, it’s on to the FAVC tournament on Sept. 28. For more sports coverage, visit, or Scott on Twitter at @cpscottspringer.

Junior Katie Hoderlein is Loveland’s second singles player and her freshman sister, Sarah, is on the Lady Tigers’ first doubles squad. Here, the older Hoderlein awaits a volley from Turpin freshman Gabby Verdin in a match Sept. 13 at Loveland.

Loveland bows to Kings in week 4

Girls tennis

Mount Notre Dame defeated Sycamore 3-2 on Sept. 12. MND did the same to Ursuline the following day.


• Loveland shutout Little Miami Sept. 15, 9-0. Austin Klueh had three goals. • Loveland’s girls beat Little Miami 6-0. Justine Perl had the shutout on Sept. 10. On Sept. 12, Loveland beat Lebanon 4-3. Sydney Dudley scored twice. The following night Loveland handed Summit Country Day their first defeat, 2-1. • Moeller beat Barrington in the Great Midwest Classic 3-1. Erik Radke scored twice. On Sept. 13, Radke hit for three more as Moeller blanked Talawanda 8-0. The Crusaders lost to Centerville 2-0 Sept. 15. • Mount Notre Dame beat Lakota West on Sept. 10, 2-1. Sept. 14, MND beat Carroll 3-1.

Kings 28, Loveland 2


Gaelen was wailin’

Loveland junior Gaelen Stejbach (7) is surrounded by her teammates after scoring the go-ahead goal for the Lady Tigers late in the second half to defeat Summit Country Day 2-1, Sept. 13. Joining the festivities are sophomore Maddy Jones (9), senior Rachel Baker (11) and sophomore Lauren Mary (4). It was Summit’s first loss of the season.

Field Hockey

• MND blanked Talawanda 4-0 on Sept. 14.

This week’s MVP

MND volleyball for ending Ursuline’s 32-match GGCL Scarlet streak.

Tweets from the beat

@LetsGoBigMoe Moeller Athletics Seven Moe grads in professional baseball finish 2011 strong. @aklueh10 Austin Klueh I remember my first varsity gme like it was yesterday. Never thought it would go this fast #seniornight



Loveland sophomore goalie Justine Perl cradles a save in the Lady Tigers’ 2-1 triumph over Summit Country Day Sept. 13 at Loveland. Loveland’s in a logjam with Milford and Walnut Hills at the top of the FAVC East. Looking on are senior defenders Lauren Dusold (19) and Ariel Fischer (15). Dusold and Fischer are captains along with senior Hannah Moloney.


Sophomore Sydney Dudley (white and orange 14) fights off Summit Country Day’s Mary Meyer (blue 14) in their match at Loveland Sept. 13. Dudley’s Lady Tigers prevailed 2-1.

The Tigers dropped to 13 as Kings got out to a 21-0 halftime lead at home and went on to beat Loveland 28-2. The lone Tiger score came on a third quarter safety. Jamire Westbrook ran for 133 yards and two scores for the Knights, while Loveland’s Graham Peters was held to 46 yards. Loveland travels to Mount Healthy Sept. 23.

Moeller 27, Louisville St. Xavier 10

Moeller’s Monty Madaris caught three touchdown passes and had seven catches overall for 207 yards as the Crusaders cruised by Louisville St. Xavier by 17. Madaris caught a 46yard pass from starter Spencer Iacovone in the first quarter, then hooked up twice with back-up Ricky Davis in the second half (80 and 49 yards). Iacovone finished 10-15 for 127 yards and a score. Davis was 5-7 for 159 and two touchdowns. He also had a rushing touchdown for Moeller. The 4-0 Crusaders play Sept. 23 against the St. Xavier Bombers in a GCL South thriller at Nippert Stadium.

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September 21, 2011

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Tiger men get physical in win after the re-start Austin Klueh scored, catching the Thunderhawk’s goalie off guard as a cornerkick ricocheted around in front of the net. Tigers’ offense kept pressuring East’s defense and play got physical at times. Loveland received two yellow cards when emotions ran high – the Tigers disagreeing with an official’s call. Loveland extended their lead to two when Kyle Mattes launched a ball into the net – from 30 yards out wide on the left – high above the goalie’s reach with 17 minutes to go. From then on, the team kept a tight formation in the middle and Loveland’s defenders packed it in with John Lundeen in the goal for the first shutout of the season.

The following boys soccer summaries were submitted.



Going national

Coach Annette Sargent of Queen City Trampoline and Tumbling is on the World Age Group Coaching team for Double Mini at Birmingham, England, in November. Her son, Sean Sargent, qualified to compete in the men’s 17-year-old division in trampoline and double mini for the USA for a second consecutive WAG Championship. The team of 35 athletes (ages 6-18) had a 54-1 season for 2011. Sean is a member of the USA Jr. Men’s National team and won a Gold Medal at Canada Cup for synchronized trampoline and an individual bronze medal on trampoline. Annette is pictured with some of the QCTNT team after sweeping the State of Ohio championships this year in trampoline, tumbling and double mini. In front, from left, are Willie Hinchliffe of Sycamore Township, Landon Ballas, Maggie Tepe and Coach Sargent. In middle are Daniel Kiley of Loveland; Elizabeth Rosenberg of Sycamore Township; Kayla Wirtz; who lives in the Oak Hills Local School District; and Anna Fischesser. In back are Grant Fischesser who attends Cincinnati Country Day, Sean Sargent, Lauren Tepe (Oak Hills), Zach Busam, Lindsey Miller of Loveland and Katie Sova of Loveland.

Tennis team beats Turpin The following is a submitted account of the tennis team action. The Loveland varsity girls tennis team, coached by Jeff Sharpless, won 4-1 in a home match vs. Turpin on Sept. 13. All three singles courts won: Devin Lally, freshman, playing court 1; Katie Hoderlein, junior, at court 2; and Mikayla Pitman, junior, on court 3. The Loveland varsity doubles 1st court duo of Sarah Hoderlein, freshman, and Lauren Schneider, sophomore, also scored a win for Loveland. Natalie Dall, junior, and Paige Smith, freshman, played court 2 for the Tigers that day, though Turpin took the win. The day previous, Sept. 12, the Loveland varsity girls were defeated by St. Ursula, 1-4; however Junior Mikayla Pitman won in a third set tiebreaker on Singles Court 2. The Loveland varsity girls were fired up for play in the Coaches Classic Tournament Sept. 15 and 17. Coach Sharpless' lineup for


Mikayla Pitman, junior, posted wins for Loveland varsity tennis Sept. 12 and 13 against her St. Ursula and Turpin opponents.

the tournament is Katie Hoderlein on Court 1; Mikayla Pitman on Court 2; and Sophie Greenberg, freshman, on Court 3. Playing doubles for Loveland in the tournament are Sarah Hoderlein, and Lauren Schneider on Court 1; and Anna Ralph and Liz Sullivan, seniors, on Court 2.

BRIEFLY On the team

Anna Rutkousky of Loveland is a member of the Ashland University women’s soccer team. The Ashland University women’s soccer team is led by second-year head coach Glenn Francis.

In his first full recruiting season as Ashland University’s women’s soccer coach, Francis signed nine newcomers to the program for the 2011 fall season. This year the team was picked by the league’s coaches to finish tied for third in the GLIAC South.

Loveland 1, Lakota West 3 – Although they took the lead four minutes into the match with an enterprising goal from Austin Klueh, the Loveland varsity men’s soccer team could not combat an aggressive Lakota West offense - allowing three goals, Sept. 3. The Tigers came up short in their ability to break through West’s defenses or to convert any other shots they had to the scoreboard and lost to the Firebirds 3-1 on Saturday Sept. 3. Loveland 2, Lakota East 0 – Having suffered a tournament-ending loss at the hands of Lakota East last year, the team took the field ready for a challenging match on Sept. 6. The Tigers had strong possession during the first half, were moving the ball well and making some nice runs; but actually landing the ball in the net proved difficult as shots went wide, high or straight to Lakota’s goalie. The teams battled extreme winds to start the match and just before the first half ended, a drizzling mist began falling and remained for the length of the game. The score was 0-0 at halftime; but three minutes

SPRINGFIELD TWP. – St. Xavier High School cross country coach Mike Dehring had just finished breaking down his expectations for the weekend’s meet with his team when a runner approached him with a question. “He said, ‘Coach, maybe I missed something, but how do we get up there? Do our parents drive us?’� Dehring said, laughing about it a week later. “It just kind of dawned on me, like ‘Oh my gosh.’� Such is life for a team that graduated six of its top seven runners from last year’s group that finished sixth in the state meet. The Bombers

are learning on the fly – be it upping the training mileage, dealing with big-meet jitters or, yes, the always-important “How do I get to the race?� questions. “It’s something that you wouldn’t normally think is important. But it can be important,� Dehring said. “I think it was a very good experience.� The Bombers responded at the meet in question with their best showing of the young season, finishing second in a 40-team field at the Tiffin Cross Country Carnival, Sept. 10. Cleveland St. Ignatius won the meet. St. X put five runners in the top 61, led by senior Jake Grabowski, who was 17th. Grabowski, an Anderson

Loveland 6, Little Miami 0 – It might have been the perfect soccer weather. It might have been the inspiration from honoring Loveland Soccer’s 6 outstanding senior players on Senior Night. Whatever the reason, the Tiger freshmen decided it was time to send notice that the program has strong players in the pipeline. Three freshmen scored in a rout of conference opponent Little Miami. Sam Fjelstul put the first score on the board, cleaning up after a hard shot

Varsity girls soccer takes home 3, JV girls rebound The following girls soccer summaries were submitted.


Loveland 6, Little Miami 0 – Loveland struck early and often in their game against Little Miami, Sept. 10. The first goal was scored in the eighth minute by Hannah Moloney with an assist from Leah Wood. In the 16th minute Moloney took a shot that was tipped by Rachel Baker to beat the Little Miami goal keeper. Three minutes later Gaelen Stejbach penetrated by dribbling and then played a square ball to Moloney who put the Tigers up 3-0 at the half. The second half was much of the same as Loveland scored in the 42nd minute after a series of passes were made between Gaelen Stejbach, Tia Ariapad and Leah Wood, Sydney Dudley received the ball and put Loveland up 4-0. Loveland scored again in the 48th minute off a long throw in by Jenna Myklebust when Baker was able to head it into the goal. During the 63rd minute Katie Swain picked up a lose ball to finish the scoring for the evening. Defensively many players contributed to secure the shut out including: Myklebust, Ariel Fischer, Haleigh Goedde, Katrina James, Lauren Dusold, Maddy Jones and goal keeper Justine Perl. Loveland 4, Lebanon 3 – Loveland traveled to play a tough Lebanon team, Sept. 12. The Lady Tigers came out strong and scored in the fifth minute. Jenna Myklebust executed a long throw in into the penalty area and Gaelen Stejbach was able to flick the ball off her head to the back post where Sydney Dudley followed up with a header of her own to put Loveland on the score board. In the 14th minute Leah Wood played a nice ball to Stejbach in the middle of the field and she quickly changed the point of attack to Tia Ariapad who was making a nice run on the outside. Ariapad crossed the ball and Dudley hit the bouncing ball underneath the crossbar. Loveland took advantage of a corner kick in the 29th minute when Katrina James served a ball and Myklebust was able to head it towards the goal. Stejbach then performed a backward flicked header to beat the goal keeper. Lebanon stormed back with two goals within one minute of each other. Halftime score was 3-2 Loveland. In the 52nd minute Lebanon was able to tie the game at 3-3. Loveland was able to pull out the win when Leah Wood scored on a penalty kick in the 59th minute. Loveland 2, Summit 1 – The Lady

New lineup, same success for St. X cross country By Ben Walpole

Junior varsity

bounced off of the Little Miami keeper. Goal keeper Matthew Noland, given a rare chance to play in the field, intercepted a Little Miami goal kick, carried the ball into the box, and laced a low liner into the net. Freshmen Dillon Frees and Luke Davis combined for a third score after Frees fought through several defenders, then drove a ball across the face of the goal to a charging Davis who put it in the net from a yard out. Sophomore Pete Vuyk added two goals to the Tigers’ total, both in the first half. When the Little Miami keeper deflected a shot from winger Nate Johnston, a well positioned Vuyk sent the ball neatly into the net for his first goal. The pair struck again, when Johnston recorded an assist on Vuyk’s second goal, driving a corner kick into the box that Vuyk easily volleyed in for the score. Jared Witt accounted for the 6th Loveland goal on the night with an unassisted strike from 18 yards out early in the second half. Loveland’s staunch backfield, and keepers Matthew Noland and Kyle Jarc, combined for their fourth shutout of the season. The win improved the Tiger’s conference record to 2-0-1. Next-up: Conference opponent Walnut Hills visits Tiger Field at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22.

Township resident, is the lone returning runner from last year’s state-meet lineup. He often ran as the Bombers’ fourth or fifth man last season but has transitioned into the team leader seamlessly. Sophomore Evan Stifel finished 29th at Tiffin in 16:33. Seniors Sean Hogan (Hyde Park) and John Lewnard (White Oak) figure to be key runners. The junior class is talented, led by Alex Kevin (Loveland), Patrick Drumm (West Chester) and Andrew Gardner (Anderson Township). St. X boasts outstanding team depth. The Bomber varsity B team won the Tiffin B race. The overall program included more than 120 runners.

Tigers seemed a bit tired playing their third game in four days when they faced Summit Country Day, Sept. 13. In the 11th minute Hannah Moloney played a nicely weighted through ball to Rachel Baker who finished nicely into the low far corner. Summit responded in the 22nd minute to tie the score 1-1 at halftime. In the second half Loveland was keeping Summit under pressure but could not score. Then in the 70th minute Moloney hit a nice corner kick and Gaelen Stejbach stepped away from the goal keeper and headed it into the goal for the game winner. This pushes Loveland's record to 5-1 for the season.


After opening 0-2-1, the Loveland junior varsity girls rebounded with two emphatic wins the first full week of September.

On Tuesday, homestanding Loveland outmatched Western Brown 4-0 in a game played in a continuous rainstorm. Despite a strong showing in the first half, only an early goal by Terah Lay separated the two teams. Loveland’s dominance was evident in excellent chances for central defenders Katie Baker and Abby Kleuh. But Western Brown’s defense, led by Ashleigh Richter, largely kept the ball out of the net. In the second half, Loveland’s midfield-led by Beth Rawson-emulated the weather with their relentless approach-rarely letting Western Brown out of their own half. Terah Lay would make Loveland’s pressure pay off with two more goals to register Loveland’s first hat-trick of the season. Emily Vance would complete the scoring with a nifty back-post goal off of pinpoint service from Morgan Ovens.

On Saturday, Loveland visited Little Miami and left with a 5-0 victory. Loveland controlled the game from the opening whistle, but it would take a 22nd minute assist from Katie Wright to Terah Lay to finally dent the scoreboard. Loveland quickly followed that two minutes later with a top quality goal – Emily Vance teeing up Katie Swaine for her first goal of the season. Loveland’s dominance of the game continued in the second half as it took Emily Vance less than a minute to score a close-range jumping header off of a rebounding shot. Defender Haleigh Goedde would tally her first goal of the season 5 minutes later off of a corner-kick-her clinical header easily beating the Little Miami defense. Katie Wright would close the book with her own display of skill in the final minute-slotting a perfectly weighted Paige Ratterman pass from the top of the area into the net.

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For a change, celebrate Constitution Day

In his speech following the Super Tuesday results on Feb. 5, 2008, a young, propitious Sen. Barack Obama exclaimed: “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we have been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” In his victory speech after winning the Democratic nomination, Obama declared it a turning point in history: “Generations from now we will look back and tell our children that this was the moment” – when, among other spectacles, “the rise of the oceans began to slow.” So, the change began. First came the $787 billion stimulus package. Then the auto bailouts. Then Obamacare. Then the highest unemployment numbers since FDR, the S&P downgrade, and a historic loss of confidence in American government. Suddenly, Americans were left to wonder: Is this the change we were promised? Is this the hope we imagined? Somewhere, quietly, anony-

mous voices expressed a nostalgia for W. This weekend, in the wake of a few years of truly profound change, we pause to celeTrevor Shunk brate a thing on Community designed principles that Press guest do not change. columnist It’s called the United States Constitution, and it was signed 224 year ago this month. Our Constitution has received some attention of late. In 2010, the grassroots movement known as the Tea Party arose with a mission to restore Constitutional government. On January 6 of this year, Congress commenced session by reading the document in its entirety. The Constitution is in vogue – or so it seems. Even still, coteries of skeptics gawk at the Constitution’s lingering presence in American politics. Some see at as a barrier to progress, advancement, and –

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cough – change. Others have been more creative, clinging to the notion of the “living constitution,” which liberates modern interpreters to read the document however they wish, rather than seeking to under the document as the Founders understood it themselves. Whether by ignoring it or reinventing it, skeptics of the Constitution want to move past it. They would like to outgrow it, much like a child outgrows a pair of training wheels. The Constitution is not to be ignored and it is not to be supplanted. It is this very notion of irreplaceability – its perpetual and unremitting consequence – that is the cause of its greatness. Unlike any political document ever to precede it, the American Constitution established a variety of institutions – the separation of powers, checks and balances, federalism, etc ... – that aim to mirror the dictates of human nature. Marvelously schooled in the history of western political philosophy, the Founders understood human beings as equally occupy-

Visitors to posted these comments to a story about Loveland City School District asking for a waiver of the state mandate to measure body mass index of certain students:

“Ignoring problems always makes them go away.” QuickWitted “The weighing of children is the most ridiculous scenario I have heard to date. This ‘intervention’ was tried in Arkansas about four to five years ago. All of the kids were lined up and weighed in front of their peers. “Overweight children know they are overweight and this act could be a source of embarassment. Further many children go thru a wide phase before their height catches up to their musculature ... why provide a source of aggravation when the children are still growing? “Surely, the educators have something else to focus on ... perhaps science or math!” ladyraj “Only the offspring of parents making $250,000 or less should be weighed. The children of rich families can afford scales. “Seriously, congratulations to the

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Loveland schools for realizing the resource drain First Lady Bicep’s weigh public monitoring scrutinization program requires. I also think this provision of a well intended piece of legislation may potentially inflict humiliation, and pschological harm on a young student. “Nobody in their right mind should be shocked or surprised when a parent sues a school – even though they have the right to opt their children out – because their child was inappropriately touched during a weighing by a non-medical school administrator. “This idea could have flown better had it been written with an opt-in (in the vein of: ‘We, your government, believe you have your child’s best interest at heart, but in case you want help we’ve developed this tool for you’) versus (‘You irresponsible dolts have no idea how to do anything – you should thank heavens for us’) opt-out.” Gdawhg69

It is on this dual understanding of human nature that the entire American experiment rests. It is through it that we have the finest statement of freedom written by the hand of man in human history. never change. Unsurprisingly to me, “change” no longer dominates the American political lexis. That’s because Americans gave “change” a try for a few years, and it has crushed them. They are experiencing an administration that either ignores or reinvents the Constitution in the name of “change,” and they don’t like it. They long for liberty, that universal human right that, when suppressed, cries out from the depth of every soul. So, let us remember every American’s duty to our founding document. Not to change it, but to rediscover it. Trevor Shunk, a native of Loveland, is a Ph.D student in political science at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, Calif.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Important to vote

I am a precinct representative for Miami Township C. That area includes Millbrook subdivision and part of Black Horse Run, and an area that runs just eastward of the VFW Hall in Loveland. Having been involved in two elections recently I have noticed that not nearly as many people have voted as I would have expected from this precinct. I will walk those areas before the next election, and when I come to your door, if you haven’t been voting, ask me about the different ways to get you signed up and get your vote in. It is incredibly easy and we need your vote. This November you will be given the choice to rescue Ohio from overwhelming debt, and becoming the next Greece, or keep the status quo of constantly rising taxes in Ohio. Another critical issue to vote on will stop the federal government from dictating your medical

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ing a certain place in the order of the universe: below the angels, and higher than the beasts. Unlike the angels, man requires certain “auxiliary precautions” to restrain his passions and prevent popular tyranny. Unlike other animals, man can think, man can speak, man can associate – and most importantly for the purposes of our country’s social compact, man can govern himself. It is on this dual understanding of human nature that the entire American experiment rests. It is through it that we have the finest statement of freedom written by the hand of man in human history. Human nature does not change, and so the Constitution shouldn’t either. In fact, realizing that necessary alterations would ensue with time, the Founders included a way of amending the Constitution within Article 5 of the document itself. Policy could change. Some institutions could change. The grand idea of rights grounded in “the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God,” this could


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The Loveland Symmes Fire Department is looking for volunteers to attend the Citizens Fire Academy starting Tuesday, Sept. 20. Have you ever participated in a fire or police citizen academy? What did you think of the experience? No responses. What specific actions can government take to spur job creation? “Federal and state elected government officials do not have an interest in job creation as is evidenced by the fact the issue has not been addressed. They are to busy trying to get re-elected. “We need to replace all of them with people that will take an interest and bring new ideas to the table for job creation. “Business has the money and is responsible for the creation of jobs. If they cannot make a profit they will not create a job. Government needs to come up with a

specific plan for returning business to the task of creating new jobs. The current programs are not working. Government can create a reason for new jobs by funding public projects to replace old infrastructure. Government can negotiate trade deals with other governments that will lead to additional jobs in the USA. But in the end if is up to business to step up to the plate and create new jobs.” S.L.B. “America’s economic problems began about three years ago and the current status, 9.1 percent unemployment, a stumbling stock market, etc ..., indicate no one in Washington has the answer or is willing to do what must be done. “Solving our economic problem is the simple answer to creating jobs. But achieving that takes political courage that is not evident in any of our leaders. “What must be done? Just look at Greece, Portugal, Spain, Ireland and other European economies

Deadline: Noon Friday E-mail: loveland@community Fax: 248-1938 U.S. mail: See box below Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Loveland Herald may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. Issue 2 was created to stop the $8 billion debt. A large turnout for this is expected. It will be the biggest start in fixing Ohio schools as well, because your school principals will have more say. A “yes” on Issue 3 will stop Obamacare in Ohio, and will help win in an eventual Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of Obamacare. A “yes” on issues 3 and 2 will keep your doctor and fix your school. Calvin Pauley Miami Township

Next question Do you think Loveland should cancel or modify its contract with Intercommuntiy Cable Regulatory Commission? Why or why not? Are you concerned about giving kids apple juice after a recent TV show revealed trace amounts of arsenic in the juice? Why or why not? Every week The Loveland Herald asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to loveland@community with “chatroom” in the subject line. that are on the brink of disaster because they refused to get government spending and borrowing under control.” R.V. “In a word, ‘infrastructure.’ Adding a few more words, I personally thought the bailout was necessary, but the stimulus package should have dealt more with actual job creation. F.N.

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Representatives from the fire department, sheriff’s office and police department took part in the helmet blessing during the Sept. 11 memorial ceremony at Nisbet Park in Loveland.


Loveland Symmes firefighter John Eadicicco is joined by his wife, Katie, and children Brendan, Vincent and Natalie at the Sept. 11 memorial ceremony at Nisbet Park in Loveland.





Gwynne Gabbard of Norwood hugs retired New York Fire Department Battalion Chief Steve Mormino after he spoke during the Sept. 11 memorial ceremony at Nisbet Park in Loveland.

The solemnity of the moment Participants stand for the opening and posting of the colors during the Sept. 11 memorial ceremony at Nisbet Park in Loveland.

Marvin Kochert of Southern Indiana reads the plaque underneath a piece of steel from the World Trade Center at the Loveland Symmes Firefighter Memorial Sept. 11 before the start of memorial ceremony at Nisbet Park.

Mary Woehler and Hank Woehler of Loveland check out the new portion of the Loveland Symmes Firefighter Memorial following the Sept. 11 memorial ceremony at Nisbet Park in Loveland.

The Northeast Fire Collaborative hosted a 9/11 Memorial at Nisbet Park in Loveland. The ceremony included music from the Clermont County Philharmonic Orchestra, a helmet blessing and keynote speaker retired New York Fire Department Battalion Chief Steve Mormino. Mormino was one of the responders to Ground Zero after the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. He was the keynote speaker for the first anniversary memorial in Loveland in 2002. Plaques were also added before the ceremony to the Loveland Symmes Firefighters Memorial that recognize Captain Robin Broxterman, Lt. Paul Montavon and Firefighter Oscar Armstrong, all three firefighters lost in the line of duty.


Liberty Township resident Frank Considine, left, talks with retired New York Battalion Chief Steve Mormino after the Sept. 11 memorial ceremony at Nisbet Park in Loveland. Considine said he, like Mormino, is originally from Brooklyn.

Firefighters from the Northeast Fire Collaborative line up to post the colors during the Sept. 11 memorial ceremony at Nisbet Park in Loveland.

Jenna Hall sports an American flag and her dad, Brian’s, hat following the Sept. 11 memorial ceremony at Nisbet Park in Loveland. Brian Hall is a firefighter with the Loveland Symmes Fire Department. The Loveland Symmes Fire Department displayed special photos on the sides of the fire engine for the Sept. 11 memorial ceremony at Nisbet Park in Loveland.

Chip Eckert and Linda Eckert of Madeira come out every year to the Sept. 11 memorial at Nisbet Park in Loveland.

Retired New York Fire Department Battalion Chief Steve Mormino addresses the crowd at Sept. 11 memorial ceremony at Nisbet Park in Loveland. Mormino was one of the first responders to Ground Zero on Sept. 11, 2001. “I believe now we are stronger, better prepared, better trained ... We are proud Americans, everyone of us,” he said during his keynote address.


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Free Computer and TV Recycling DropOff, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 2trg, 11093 Kenwood Road, Proof of Hamilton County residency required. Includes TVs, monitors, CPUs, hard drives, mice, keyboards, laptops, docking stations, back-up batteries, power cords, modems, external hard drives, memory chips, cell phones, printers, scanners and fax machines. Program prohibits participation by businesses, churches, schools and non-profits. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 9467766; Blue Ash.


Spin Pilates Transformation, 5:15-6:15 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Combination of spinning and Pilates reformer creates exercise program that transforms your whole body and creates a healthier state of mind. Ages 18 and up. $20. Reservations required. 9856742; Montgomery.


Fibromyalgia Series, 7-8 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Theme: Assisting in Letting Go of Depression and Fatigue. Learn about guided imagery, a relaxation technique for those with fibromyalgia. Ages 18 and up. $25. Reservations required. 985-6736; Montgomery.


Hot Kitchens and Cool Baths Seminar, 6:30-7:30 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. Free. Presented by Neal’s Design Remodel. 489-7700; Sharonville.


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


Mike Lukas, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, $8, $4 college and military night. Ages 18 and up. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.


Motherless Daughters Support Group, 78:30 p.m., Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Road, For adult women who have lost or miss nurturing care of their mother. Free. Presented by Motherless Daughters Ministry. 489-0892. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Family friendly. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc.. 503-4262. Montgomery. F R I D A Y, S E P T . 2 3


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


Wine Bar Tasting, 4-7 p.m., The Wine Store, 9905 Montgomery Road, Friday tastings with John, the wine-bar-keep. Fifty cents per taste. 984-9463; Montgomery.


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.

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Sonny Moorman Group, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Shady O’Grady’s Pub, 9443 LovelandMadeira Road, 791-2753. Symmes Township.


Mike Lukas, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $12. Ages 18 and up. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.


Friday Night Fun Zone, 5-8 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Activities from arts and crafts to games and relays for children. Family friendly. $25. Reservations required. 985-6715; Montgomery. S A T U R D A Y, S E P T . 2 4


Frying the Right Way, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Meshewa Farm, 7550 Given Road, Discuss proper frying techniques including preparing food for frying, choosing the right oil and frying temperatures. Ages 18 and up. $40. Registration required. Presented by Dandelion. 812-219-2505; Indian Hill.


Ballroom Dance: Dare to Dance, 5:30-6:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Cardiovascular workout while exploring new dance steps. Learn the waltz, cha cha, tango, hustle and many more. Taught by professional dancers from Dare to Dance studio. Ages 18 and up. $175-$190 couples, $100-$120 single. Reservations required. 985-6742; Montgomery.


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


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


Diabetes Conversation Maps Sessions, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates, 4460 Red Bank Road, Suite 100, Small group discussions of Type 2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg, certified diabetes educator. Family friendly. $30 for four sessions; $10 per session. 271-5111; Madisonville. Healing Touch: Level 2, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Concludes Sept. 25. Advanced-level program expands on human energy system and specific techniques to use touch to influence this system. $333. Reservations required. 985-6736; Montgomery.


Hot Kitchens and Cool Baths Seminar, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Neal’s Design Remodel Gallery, Free. 489-7700; Sharonville.

MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK Pandora Effect, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Silverton Cafe, 7201 Montgomery Road, Free. 791-2922. Silverton.


Mike Lukas, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $12. Ages 21 and up. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.


The Foreigner, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Comedy by Larry Shue, directed by Dan Cohen. Group of devious characters deal with a stranger who they think knows no English. $17. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc.. Through Sept. 25. 684-1236; Columbia Township.


Kayak River Trip, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, A 7.5 mile trip down the scenic Little Miami River. Begin at Lake Isabella and take out at Jim Terrell Park in Milford. Transportation back to Lake Isabella provided. Bring a lunch. All equipment provided and flotation devices will be worn at all times. Participants must be able to get in and out of their boat unassisted, be able to help haul boats and adequately maneuver their boat on open water. Led by ACA certified instructor. Children must be accompanied by adults. $30, $25 ages 6 to 18; vehicle permit required. Registration required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Symmes Township. S U N D A Y, S E P T . 2 5


A Celebration of the Great Outdoors: A Grailville Harvest Feast, 5:30-7 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Meal featuring Grailvillegrown and other local seasonal foods. Family friendly. $15, $10 children. Reservations required. 683-2340; Loveland.


Spinning Challenge, 9-10:30 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Difficult cardiovascular and fitness workout. Ages 18 and up. $120 for 10 classes. 985-6742; Montgomery.


A Celebration of the Great Outdoors: A Grailville Garden Event, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Art show opening, Living Theology of the Land, featuring fabric collages, lettering and paintings by Elizabeth Robinson and photos and photo collages by Elizabeth Murphy. Hayride through Grailville including stops at Community Shares garden, pig pens, organic kitchen garden and compost site. Includes garden tour. Free. 683-2340; Loveland. Granny’s Harvest Celebration, 1-5 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road, Chef-prepared tastings of produce grown at Granny’s Garden School, demonstrations, complimentary youpick bouquets, farm animals and more. Bring non-perishable food items for donation to the Loveland Interfaith Effort food pantry. Free. Presented by Granny’s Garden School. 3242873; Loveland.


Granny is inviting everyone to stroll through the gardens during the Fall Garden Party and Open House from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at Granny’s Garden School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road, Loveland. Pick a bouquet of flowers and taste some freshly harvested creations by chefs volunteering from The Art Institute of Ohio and the Veg Head. Find a shady spot, relax with a glass of mint iced tea and sample a veggie dessert - maybe green tomato chocolate cake, carrot and spinach chocolate brownies or old fashioned zucchini bread - all while listening to music. Try some Graeter’s ice cream, too. Herb expert Rita Heikenfeld will be on hand, along with Whistle Stop Clayworks. Learn about raising chickens in the backyard as an expert from Cincy Backyard chickens will be there too. RSVP by sending an e-mail To help further Granny’s Garden School’s mission, mums provided by Blooms & Berries and Al Krismer Plant Farm will be available for sale. Jaybird Farms will be providing lavender items for sale. Pictured, Loveland Middle School students rehearse in Granny's Garden School to get ready for the Harvest Celebration, last year.


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


Pick-a-Bouquet Day, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, Free. 3242873. Loveland. Family Hikes along the Little Miami River, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Little Miami Scenic River and Trail Center, Free. 893-4453; Loveland.


The Frog Prince, 1-2 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, When a young prince is transformed into a frog by a cruel fairy, he bides his time until “Princess Charming” comes along to save him. Free. Presented by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. 7617500; Amberley Village.


Mike Lukas, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, $8, $4 bar and restaurant employee appreciation night. Ages 18 and up. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

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

HEALTH / WELLNESS Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Braxton F. Cann Memorial Medical Center, 5818 Madison Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Madisonville. Four-Week Meditation Course, 7:15-8:45 p.m., Lawrence Edwards, PhD, BCN - Optimal Mind, 9380 Main St., Suite 4, Weekly through Oct. 19. Learn all you need to establish a meditation practice at home. Benefits Anam Cara Foundation. $100. Registration required. Presented by Anam Cara Foundation. 439-9665; Montgomery. Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Crate and Barrel, 5901 E. Galbraith Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Kenwood.


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


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


Overeaters Anonymous, Noon, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road, Room 101. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 921-1922. Kenwood. Overeaters Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Montgomery Assembly of God, 7950 Pfeiffer Road, Room 16A. Free. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 921-1922. Montgomery.


Pro-Am Night, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, Aspiring comics, amateurs and professionals take the stage. Ages 18 and up. $5. 984-9288; Montgomery.


Overeaters Anonymous, 10:30 a.m., Church of the Saviour United Methodist Church, 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Call 791-3142 at least 24 hours in advance for child care. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 921-1922. Montgomery.


The Foreigner, 2 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; www.mariemontplayers. com. Columbia Township.


Pickleball Games, Noon-2 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Racquet sport combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. Ages 18 and up. $10. Through Dec. 18. 985-6747; Montgomery.


Granny’s Garden School Harvest Volunteering, 6-8 p.m., Granny’s Garden School Executive Office, 20 Miamiview Drive, Families from Loveland School District and members of community help harvest from the gardens. Email grannysgardenschool@ to register. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Granny’s Garden School. 324-2873; Loveland. M O N D A Y, S E P T . 2 6


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


Cabbage, corned beef and Irish dancing come to Fountain Square Friday, Sept. 23, through Sunday, Sept. 25, for the Cincinnati Celtic Festival. Two stages will offer live music, dance, food and drink, including a corned beef and cabbageeating contest at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. To sign up for the contest, visit Festival hours are: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. Entrance is free. Pictured are the Celtic Rhythm Dancers performing at a previous Cincinnati Celtic Fest.


Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472 Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Paul Community United Methodist Church, 8221 Miami Road, Public speaking and leadership skills meeting. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472. 3515005. Madeira.


Toby Keith comes to Riverbend Music Center at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29. Special guest is Eric Church and the tour introduces J.T. Hodges. Tickets are $89, $73 and $47, pavilion; $33, lawn; and $99, lawn four-pack, all plus fees. Visit or call 800-745-3000.


Loveland Herald

September 21, 2011

A moment of silence to honor the Krispy apple Along with the pears, Mother Nature’s friends nabbed the apples on our trees, so I was looking forward to purchasing some apples f r o m Rouster’s Rita A p p l e Heikenfeld House in Milford. Rita’s kitchen T h e Krispy and Krispy Mac apples are unbelievably delicious and were developed by the Rouster family. But I just got word that the apples grown this year will be made into cider and there will be no fresh ones to pick. In fact, owner Dan Rouster said they are closing the apple part of the orchard. It’s the weather that made them decide to close. The good news is that the business’ U-pick blueberry and blackberry operations will continue. But no more apples. I hope Dan and Donna Rouster know how much everyone appreciates Rouster’s not only for their fine produce, but also for their ongoing community involvement. Going there is always a family adventure, with the little ones helping pick right along with the adults. As I have always told you, support your local independent farmers like the Rouster’s. They’re jewels that we need to keep shining. In honor of the Rouster’s, today’s column is all about apples!

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Easy applesauce cake

From Caroline Quinter of Amelia United Methodist church. She’s the minister’s wife and shared this recipe with my editor, Lisa’s, mom, Nancy, and it wound up, through the Clermont County grapevine, to me. Caroline said this moist cake goes great with a cup of tea or coffee. “My husband and our four children really enjoy it and I hope your readers will give it a try. I wish I could claim it as an original but it came from a 1950s cookbook.” Caroline said the recipe calls for a mixture of 1 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon to “dust” the pan and then cut through the batter. She uses about 2⁄3 of that mixture. When I made the cake, I used it all and agree with Caroline – 1⁄2 to 2⁄3 would be plenty. I didn’t have yellow cake mix but used a butter recipe golden cake mix and added the 3.4 oz. box of instant pudding. This is a wonderful cake to tote to a potluck. 1 cup sugar 2 tablespoons cinnamon 1 box yellow cake mix with pudding (or add 1 small pkg. of instant vanilla pudding) 1 ⁄4 cup oil 3 eggs 2 cups applesauce Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray or grease 9by-13 pan. Mix sugar and cinnamon together. Sprinkle half of sugar mixture inside

Moist applesauce cake goes great with tea or coffee. pan. (I also sprinkled it on the sides. Mix cake mix, oil, eggs and applesauce. Pour batter in, sprinkle remaining sugar mixture on top of batter and swirl through cake with a knife. Bake 50to 60 minutes.

Paper bag apple pie with streusel topping

This old favorite is now making the rounds once again. And yes, it does work. Use a bag without any printing on it. Use your favorite crust recipe. The trick of cooking the apples a bit beforehand is one I learned in cooking school. We would cook them on top of the stove. This recipe calls for the microwave. Either works well, but it’s not absolutely necessary. It just helps soften the apples. Granny Smith, Jonathan, or just about any apple other than Red Delicious will work.

Here’s the filling:

7-8 cups apples, peeled and sliced

1 cup light or dark brown sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon Couple dashes salt 1 ⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg 1 ⁄4 cup lemon juice 4 tablespoons flour Put the sliced apples in a big microwave-safe bowl, and stir in the brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg and lemon juice. Microwave, uncovered, for five minutes. Sprinkle flour over and mix. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Pour filling into crust.

Streusel topping:


Close the bag. I stapled it but uncoated paper clips work OK, too. Bake 60 minutes. Remove carefully from bag. Makes eight servings.

Tips from Rita’s kitchen:

Instead of cinnamon and nutmeg, substitute 2 teaspoons apple pie spice. An apple a day really does keep the doctor away! Apples help lower the risk of heart disease, prevent constipation, help con-

Rouster’s Apple House will open for a limited number of days this fall. It will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, and Saturday, Sept. 24, with 5 percent to 30 percent reductions in price on items in the store, such as jams and jellies. Frozen cider, frozen cherries and frozen blueberries also will be available, but no apples. The store may be open for several weekends after that. “We will keep it open until we run out of product,” Dan Rouster said. He said customers should call 625-5504 for dates the store is open. The apple house is at 1986 Ohio 131. For information about blueberry and blackberry picking next summer, visit roustersapplehouse. trol diabetes and help prevent cancer. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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⁄3 cup sugar ⁄3 cup flour 1 ⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon or apple pie spice 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, cut up 1

Combine everything together until crumbly but don’t over mix. You want a real crumbly topping. Put streusel on top of filling. Place pie in brown paper grocery bag or make a parchment paper bag by stapling two pieces together.



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September 21, 2011

Quick tips to keep your pets safe, sound and returned One afternoon last winter, I gratefully pulled into my driveway during a particularly bad snowstorm. The wind was blowing snow so thick that you could barely see a few feet in front of your face. That’s when I noticed a woman run up to the car. It was the grown daughter of the woman who lived next door. She was hysterical, sobbing. “My mother’s dog is missing and we can’t find her,” she cried, “Can we check in your backyard?” “Of course,” I said, pulling into the garage and jumping into my snow boots. Joining in the search, I found out that one of the family members had left their garage door open for a

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PERSON 2 PERSON For Sharonville boy, reading is a never-ending story By Kelly McBride

Summer in the Hanley household started with a goal of watching only one hour of TV each day. But that also meant that Brigid and Katrina Hanley had to find activities for their son, Wesley, who had just finished kindergarten at Stewart Elementary in Sharonville. So, they headed to the Sharonville Public Library and started to read. Wesley, who was reading at a kindergarten level in June, dove right in, and couldn’t get enough. He signed up for a summer reading program that challenged children to read. A lot. Some of the books he read by himself. Others were read as a family, taking turns. “It became a game to him,” Brigid Hanley said. Library visits became field trips, and they learned to use the library system to order favorite titles that were sent to the Sharonville branch. Page turners became stacks of books checked off of his list, and Wesley won the library award for reading the most books in June and July, with 800, cover to cover. But the summer wasn’t over, and Wesley wasn’t finished. He kept reading, and the Hanleys used an Amazon wish list to track his progress online, mostly to


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ensure that he didn’t read a book more than once. Final tally as he began first-grade: 1,000 books. So, the Sharonville boy who ended kindergarten reading at his kindergarten grade level entered firstgrade reading at a second grade level, three months later. “His reading and family support give him the confidence to make connections between literature and life

Wesley Hanley of Sharonville read 1,000 books over the summer, through a library program and on his own, at home. KELLY MCBRIDE/ STAFF

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September 21, 2011


Where there’s smoke, there’s Troop 888’s barbecue


Tim Thornton, Loveland Presbyterian Church head smoker, Ryan Sullivan and Hank Westcott, LPC Scout liaison.

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On Saturday, Aug. 27, the Boy Scouts of Troop 888 who meet at Loveland Presbyterian Church hosted their second annual BBQ dinner at the church’s Butterfly Pavilion. Food was provided by LPC’s “Holy Smokers” featuring pulled BBQ pork and chicken with troop members providing covered dishes and Dutch oven desserts. Two major events took place that evening, the first being the completion of Eagle Scout Ryan Sullivan’s great shed for the Holy Smokers’ smoker, the “Beast.” The second was the presentation of the Michael Napier Award to previous LPC Eagle Scout Doug King. The Michael Napier award is presented to an Eagle Scout from the troop who has continued to follow the path of the Eagle and provided service to his community


The King family celebrates Doug winning the Michael Napier Award. From left: Doug King, Don King and Dana King. and country. Doug King is a Scoutmaster in the Pittsburgh area and has a son who is also an Eagle. Troop 888 has 57 Eagle Scouts in its 51 years. Doug King was very surprised because he thought his father, Don, was being

presented with award. Don was the Scoutmaster for the troop for about 15 years in the 1950s. Dana King, who was and Eagle Scout was also present. There were also several present and past Eagles at the event.



Michael Napier Award winner Doug King, left, with Lee Napier.

Troop 888 Committee Chairman Brian Lively served as master fo ceremonies during the Troop’s barbecue.


Doug King, left, accepts the Michael Napier Award from Lee Napier.

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Nature preserve to get Eagle Scout makover By Rob Dowdy


Boy Scout Will Muller is working on his Eagle Scout project at Grand Valley. Muller plans to build a sitting wall of natural stone overlooking the lake.

Grand Valley Preserve is getting a couple improvements, thanks to two upcoming Eagle Scout projects. Will Muller, 15, and Ben Strohm, 17, are working on separate projects in hopes of becoming Eagle Scouts and upgrading the nature preserve. Muller is currently working on a natural stone sitting wall that will overlook the lake on the North overlook trail. Strohm is constructing a 150-foot path and a circular picnic area. He’s also planting Sycamore trees and pur-


Ben Strohm surveys the area of Grand Valley in which he’ll be completing his Eagle Scout project. Strohm is clearing brush, mulching, planting a tree and creating an area to oversee the property’s large lake. chasing a stone bench. Muller said completing

the Eagle Scout project is much more than simply

completing the project. Both scouts had to come up with the project, plan it out, get it approved by the village and then carry out their vision using volunteers and donated funds. Strohm said when he initially approached the village about doing his Eagle Scout project at Grand Valley he was turned down because there were several other scouts planning to work there. However, he said when a fellow scout dropped his project, Strohm moved forward with his project because he’s regularly visited the nature preserve to fish and use the trails. “I’ve been active at

Grand Valley,” he said, adding he wanted to give back to the preserve. Muller said he’s started work on his project, but is still raising funds to complete it. He said he’s raised $500 of the $1,500 needed to finish, and plans to hand out fliers in his community to garner the remaining donations. Strohm, whose project costs approximately $850, is moving forward with the three to four days of work on his project and plans to seek donations to cover his costs. For more about your community, visit

St. Vincent de Paul appoints five new members to pharmacy board The Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Cincinnati Charitable Pharmacy announces the appointment of five new board members. As the only charitable pharmacy serving Southwest Ohio, this resource provides free prescription medication to local families in need in Hamilton, Clermont, Butler and Warren counties. “This fall marks the fifth anniversary of the St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy. Over the past five years, the pharmacy has worked tirelessly to meet the growing need for assistance,” said Liz Carter, Executive Director St. Vincent de Paul. “As we look toward the next five years, it is important that we enlist the help of talented and dedicated individuals who share our vision for providing for our neighbors in need,” said Carter. “We are honored to welcome these individuals to the Pharmacy

Board and we look forward to working with them,” she said. The newest appointments to the St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy Board include: • Loveland resident and Western Hills native David Catanzaro, a global scientific manager at Procter & Gamble. Prior to this, Catanzaro worked in post-marketing and clinical drug safety for Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals. Catanzaro is also the director of Procter & Gamble’s Pharm.D. Rotation Program and has been appointed adjunct faculty instructor at The University of Cincinnati, St. Louis University, University of Iowa, Albany College of Pharmacy, Xavier University of Louisiana, University of Kentucky and Chicago State University. Catanzaro earned his doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Cincinnati before complet-

Partners. Previously, she served as clinical coordinator at the Department of Pharmacy Services at Mercy Hospital Anderson. Mashni also has experience as an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati, Midwestern College of Pharmacy, University of Chicago, University of South Carolina and University of Appalachia. Mashni is a member of American College of Clinical Pharmacists, American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists, American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition and the American Heart Association. • Price Hill resident Dr. Chole Mullen is the outpatient psychiatry attendant at NorthKey Community Care – treating children and adults and is also a member of Community Crisis Response Team in Kentucky.

ing a community pharmacy residency at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. Catanzaro has been a trainer for immunization certification courses on behalf of the Ohio Pharmacist’s Association and is an active member of the American Pharmacist’s Association. • Montgomery resident Dennis Engel is the CEO of KeySource Medical Inc., a generic pharmaceutical distributor focused on the retail independent and specialty pharmacy markets across the United States. Engel received his B.S.Ed. and M.A. at Duquesne University. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Healthcare Management Distribution Association since 2007. • Anderson Township resident and Delhi native Susan Mashni is a drug policy development specialist at Catholic Health


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side Spring Grove’s nationallyrenowned horticulture team at this National Historic Landmark. Groups of volunteers will be developed to help in the following areas: Keeping the front entrance area looking spectacular, controlling invasive species, taking care of the tree and shrub collection. They are also looking for a volunteer, or volunteers, to help with the hybrid tea roses. New volunteers join the volunteer docents who are ambassadors for the cemetery and arboretum. Information sessions, conducted the last Saturday and first Wednesday of each month, will explain the volunteer opportunities. Sessions are at 10 a.m. in the Historic Office, just inside the main entrance to the cemetery. For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Whitney Huang, Spring Grove horticulturist at 853-6866. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum is the nation’s second-largest cemetery and arboretum which consists of 730 acres. Spring Grove serves the Cincinnati area but has welcomed visitors from all over of the world. As part of the arboretum, more than 1,200 plants are labeled and serve as a reference for the public. Spring Grove is looking for volunteers to help maintain specialty gardens, photograph plants, and help with computer work. Please call 513853-4941 or email 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. Winton Woods Riding Center – is in need of volunteers to assist with the Special Riders Program, which provides training and competition opportunities for children and adults with disabilities, and to help with barn duties, horse shows and a variety of other tasks. No experience is necessary and training is provided. Interested individuals ages 14 and older are invited to contact the Winton Woods Riding Center at 931-3057, or at


Change a life – Volunteer to tutor an adult with low-level literacy skills or GED preparation needs. Call 621READ. 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, Inktank – Group looking for volunteers to help children and adults improve their skills in writing-based initiatives across the city. Call 5420195. Winton Woods City Schools – Wants to match community members who are interested in volunteering in the schools with the students. Volunteer opportunities at Winton Woods Primary North and South, middle school and high school. Volunteers who would have oneon-one contact with students outside of a classroom are required to have a background check. To volunteer, contact Gina Burnett at or 619-2301. 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


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 241-2600. Cincinnati Museum Center – Needs volunteers to work in all three museums, the Cincinnati History Museum, the Museum of Natural History and Science and the Cin-

ergy Children’s Museum, and special exhibits. Call 287-7025.

Health care

American Diabetes Association – Seeks volunteers in its area office located downtown for clerical support, filling requests for educational materials from phone requests, data entry, special events support and coordinating the Health Fair. Call 759-9330. 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 Bethesda North Hospital – has openings for adult volunteers in several areas of the hospital. Call 8651164 for information and to receive a volunteer application. Captain Kidney Educational Program – Needs volunteers one or more mornings or afternoons a month during the school year to educate children in first through sixth grades about kidney function and disease. Training provided. Call 961-8105. Crossroads Hospice – Seeking volunteers to assist terminally ill patients and their families. Call 793-5070. Destiny Hospice – is seeking caring and compassionate people to make a difference in the life of a person living with terminal illness. No special skills or experience needed; simply a willingness to help provide comfort and support. Orientation is scheduled to fit the volunteer’s schedule. Opportunities are available throughout the Cincinnati, Middletown and Butler County area. Contact Angie at 554-6300, or Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care – is seeking volunteers in all Greater Cincinnati communities. Evercare provides care for those facing end-of-life issues and personal support to their families. Volunteers needed to visit with patients and/or assist in administrative and clerical tasks. Volunteers may provide care wherever a patient resides, whether in a private home or nursing facility. Call 1-888-866-8286 or 682-4055. Heartland Hospice – is seeking volunteers to assist with our patients and their families. We will train interested persons who are needed to sitting at the bedside and providing vigils for persons without families available. We could also use some extra people to work in our office. Call Jacqueline at 513 831-5800. Hospice of Southwest Ohio – Seeks volunteers to help in providing hospice services, Call 770-0820, ext. 111 or email Hoxworth Blood Center – Hoxworth is recruiting people to help during community blood drives and blood donation centers in the area. Positions include: Blood drive hosts, greeters, blood donor recruiters and couriers. Call Helen Williams at 558-1292 or Wellness Community – Provides free support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones. Volunteers needed to work at special events, health fairs, bulk mailings and other areas. Visit and click on “volunteer” to sign up. Call 791-4060, ext. 19.


Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati – Seeking volunteer campaign assistant to plan workplace employee giving campaigns and campaign project support volunteers to assist with campaigns. Call 475-0475 or email No experience necessary – Seeking volunteers to help with autism program based on the book “SonRise” by Barry Neil-Kaufman. No experience necessary. Call 2311948. Sayler Park Community Center – is looking for volunteers to help with youth instructional sports and art classes between 2-6 p.m. weekdays. Volunteers need to be at least 18 years of age and a police check is required. Contact 9410102 for more information. SCORE-Counselors to America’s Small Business – A non-profit association seeking experienced business people to counsel others who are or wish to go into business. Call 684-2812 or visit Tristate Volunteers – For adults of all ages, supporting some of the best-known events in the area. Call 513-542-9454, visit or email U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary – The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary supports the U.S. Coast Guard (MSD Cincinnati) in Homeland Security, marine environmental protection, radio watch standing and Marine events, such as Tall Stacks and the WEBN Fire-

works all without pay. They also teach Ohio Boating Safety, boating/seamanship and give free boat safety checks per the Ohio, Kentucky or Indian regulations. To volunteer, call 554-0789 or email Youth In Planning – Teen volunteers needed for network project to inform communities about public planning. Visit or email


ITNGreaterCincinnati – Seeking volunteer drivers to provide dignified transportation to seniors and visually impaired adults 2 hours per week. Volunteer drivers may be reimbursed in cash for occupied miles and earn Transportation Social Security(tm) credits for their unoccupied miles. ITNGC is part of the Deaconess Foundation Full Life initiative, which strives to find healthcare solutions for seniors and their caregivers. For additional information call Nancy Schuster at 513-559-2200 or email at Meals on wheels – Seeks volunteers to deliver meals for Sycamore Senior Center’s program in the Loveland, Blue Ash, Indian Hill, Montgomery, Sycamore Township, Symmes Township and West Chester areas. Call 984-1234 or 686-1013. To volunteer in Mount Washington or Anderson Township, call 474-3100.

Social Services

American Cancer Society – Seeks volunteers for office help, assistance in resale shop, new recruits for the Young Professionals group, Relay For Life team captains, cancer survivors to help with support groups and more. Call Craig Smith at 891-8343. Cincinnati Association for the Blind – Seeks volunteers in all areas, especially drivers available during the day. Weekend and evening hours also available. Call at 4874217. Clovernook Center for the Blind – contact Christine Sevindik, coordinator of volunteer services at 7286261 or for volunteer opportunities. Council on Child Abuse – Looking for volunteers who care about babies and their families. Volunteers will reinforce positive ways to manage infant crying and distribute information on the dangers of shaking babies. Call 936-8009. The Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Division of the March of Dimes – needs office volunteers. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. MondayFriday, at 10806 Kenwood Road in Blue Ash. Contact Carol Panko at or call 769-3588. Inter Parish Ministry has a variety of volunteer jobs available – work in the Choice Pantry, help in the office, organize and sort clothing for client families or help with special events. Also needs volunteers to assist with its Elder Ministry program at a local nursing home. Volunteers help residents play bingo on Monday afternoons for about an hour. Contact Connie at 561-3932 or visit for more information. Lighthouse Youth Services – needs volunteer receptionist/development assistant three to five days a week in the morning. The development assistant will answer phones, greet visitors, manage the front desk, assist with mailings and other responsibilities as requested. Call Tynisha Worthy at 487-7151, email The office is at 1501 Madison Road, second floor. Outreach Programs – Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Programs of Cincinnati Inc. provides community education, referrals, interventions, assessments, short-term counseling, advocacy, training, community outreach and substance abuse prevention training. Call 636-5459. Partners in Change – a new mentoring program for women offenders involved in the Hamilton County criminal justice system, is seeking mentors. Partners in Change, established by Talbert House and 10 other collaborative agencies throughout Cincinnati, trains women to become mentors. Based on individual preferences, a mentor can either be assigned to one woman, or participate in group mentoring. The purpose of this mentoring program is to identify the barriers that prevent women from achieving the goals of their re-entry plans. Contact Katie Baker at 872-5777 Ext. 269 or ProKids – ProKids trains volunteers to become CASAs – Court Appointed Special Advocates. Each CASA is assigned to a foster child, making sure the child is safe, that the child’s needs are met, and helping each child move into a safe, permanent and nurturing home. Most CASAs spend two to four hours a week on their case. Contact Glenna Miller at 281-2000, ext. 101 or Visit

Community RELIGION Epiphany United Methodist Church

Wee Three Kings Preschool, a ministry of Epiphany United Methodist Church, has openings for the 1824 month Parent’s Day Out classes. Classes meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Parents may choose one or two days a week. If interested, call Stacy at 683-4256. Worship times are: Contemporary worship at 5 p.m. Saturdays, contemporary worship at 9 a.m. Sundays and traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 6779866.

Loveland Presbyterian Church

The church’s High School Students started in July to join together on Wednesday night from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. for “United,” a high school outreach event that is made up of different Church groups and they have invited us to join them. During the summer they meet at their volunteers’ homes for a pool party and a devotional.

During the school year we will meet at Receptions and play games and give students the opportunity to ask questions about God or religion by texting in their question. Volunteers are needed for Vacation Bible School in a number of areas including adult drivers, Bible story, recreation, crafts and age group leaders. Contact Hays, Brakefield or the church office to volunteer. Worship service time is 10 a.m. Sundays. Sunday School has several Bible study classes for adults and children from 11:30 a.m. to noon. The new Connect Family service is 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays. Join the group for free dinner, fellowship and study classes. The church has youth groups for preteens in grades 7-8 and teens in ninth- through 12th-grades from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of each month. The church is at 360 Robin Ave., Loveland; 683-2525;

Loveland United Methodist Church

Service times are 8:15 a.m. to 9 a.m. for Morning Chapel, an intimate gathering of the community of faith worshiping in a traditional setting; 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for Engage, the praise band “Clutch” leads worship in a contemporary style; and 11 a.m. to noon for Classic Tradition, traditional worship led by various musical groups including Chancel Choir, adult and children’s bell choirs and children’s Sunday School Chorus. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided all morning on Sunday. Visit or call the church office to find out about all the ministry offerings at Loveland UMC. Explore Small Groups, Bible Studies, Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, Adults Ministry and Senior’s Ministry and Mission/Outreach opportunities. The church also offer opportunities to connect in various Worship Arts ministries such as music, drama and visuals. In addition, there is a United Methodist Women and a Men’s Ministry as well. There are

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opportunities for all ages to get connected. The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-1738.

Milford First United Methodist Church

The chuch is having its WAVE free community dinner at 6 p.m., every Wednesday except Dec. 28 at the church through May 16. There is no church service attached, and no reservations needed. All are welcome. Enjoy family-friendly meals. The dinner is free; donations are accepted. The church is at 541 Main St., Milford; 831-5500;

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

Fall worship times return to 5 p.m. Saturdays, and 8, a.m. 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sundays. Sunday school started Sunday Sept. 11. Adult education opportunity starting this fall Sundays at 9:30 a.m. is “Getting Down to Basics.” Some of the topics to be explored are what it means to be Lutheran and for what the Lutheran Church


About religion

Religion news is published at no charge on a space-available 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, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. Mail to: Loveland Herald, Attention: Andrea Reeves, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, OH 45140. stands. No registration necessary. Women’s retreat will be Friday Sept. 30 through Saturday Oct. 1 at the Bergamo Center in Dayton. Topic will be “Lessons for Today’s Disciples” addressing prayer, the study of God’s word, worship and service. Contact the church for reservations. First communion classes will be Oct. 8 and 15. Typically, the age range is kindergarten through third grade. Call for information. The church is at 101 S. Lebanon Drive, Loveland; 683-4244;;

PromiseLand Church

The church is hosting Prayer Revival every Tuesday beginning at 7:30

p.m. Open format. Everyone is welcome to come and pray. Sunday Worship Service is at 11 a.m. The church is located at 6227 Price Road, Loveland; 677-5981,

River Hills Christian Church

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

Chabad Jewish Center offers Rosh Hashanah services books, along with commentary and insights provided by the rabbi that allow active crowd participation. “Rosh Hashanah is a most optimistic day,” Mangel said. “We cut a deal with God, so to speak. We take new year’s resolutions upon ourselves – to improve our ways, and in return, we ask God to bless us and our children with health and sustenance throughout the upcoming year. “It really isn’t much different than parents and children resolving their differences. We walk away from the services with a wonderful, positive feeling – full of motivation and hope for the coming months.” “I’ve always found the

concept of Rosh Hashanah uplifting,” Allen Govronsky said. “The idea that you can always start again – now that’s a refreshing change from what you get in the news.” Age-appropriate, interactive children’s services and programs led by Rabbi Berel and Zipporah Cohen Chabad’s youth program coordinators will also be conducted, while a professional cantor, Rabbi Dovid Shraga Polter from Detroit, will lead the main services utilizing popular traditional Ashkenazic and Sephardic melodies. Chabad’s Rosh Hashanah services begin 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, and resume at 9:30 a.m. Thursday and Friday.

A festive, full-course holiday dinner will follow the Rosh Hashanah evening services on Sept. 28, reservations only. Services are free and open to the public (donations appreciated). “There is palpable, family-friendly warmth at our

services that melts away any embarrassment for those unfamiliar with Hebrew or new to communal prayer,” Mangel said. “The High Holidays are an experience all Jews should actively take part in,” Mangel said. “We open our doors to the entire Jew-

ish community regardless of background or level of observance.” All services will be held at Chabad Jewish Center, 3977 Hunt Road in Blue Ash. Visit www.ChabadBA. com or call 793-5200 or email for a schedule of services.




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As in years past, Chabad Jewish Center urges all Jews to participate in High Holiday services this year. “If you are not affiliated with any synagogue, and/or are not planning to join any for services, we invite you to join us on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and celebrate your New Year with us,” Chabad Jewish Center director Rabbi Yisroel Mangel said. Mangel describes Chabad’s services as “refreshing and easy to follow.” Per the distinct Chabad style that has emerged across the nation in the past 20 years, many of traditional prayers are recited or sung by the congregation in unison out of English-Hebrew prayer

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September 21, 2011

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



About police reports


Incidents/investigations Assault-knowingly At 700 Mohican Drive, Sept. 9.

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.

Criminal damaging/endangering

At 116 Karl Brown Way, Sept. 8.

Domestic violence


At 1300 W. Loveland Ave., Sept. 9. At 5642 Walker St., Sept. 12.

Drug paraphernaliause/possess, drug abusepossess/use

At 11668 Rich Road, Sept. 6.

Re-cite other department

At 2000 Loveland-Madeira Road, Sept. 7. At 1511 W. Loveland Ave., Sept. 9.

Re-cite other department, drug abuse-possess/use At 100 Elm St., Sept. 9.


At 115 S. Riverside Drive, Sept. 6.

Trespass; knowingly restricted At 799 W. Main St., Sept. 8.

Trespass; knowingly restricted

At 890 W. Loveland Ave., Sept. 11.


At 10692 Betty Ray Drive, Sept. 6.


Ethan D. Deutenberg, 20, 1370 Finch Lane, resisting arrest, Aug. 30. Juvenile, 16, assault, Aug. 30. Jessica Hayslett, 27, 5856 Highview No. 3, child endangerment, Aug. 31. Juvenile, 17, domestic violence, Sept. 1.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Male juvenile was assaulted at 969 Ohio 28, Aug. 30. Female was assaulted at 1424 Heathrow, Aug. 31. Juvenile was assaulted at 1409 Cheltenham Drive, Sept. 1.

Breaking and entering

Electric wire and copper pipe taken from vacant home at 855 Loveland Miamiville, Aug. 29. Gas can taken at 6224 Blackburn,

DEATHS Debra S. Hartings


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Debra S. Hartings, 33, of Loveland died Sept. 9. Survived by father, Donald Steed; mother, Barbara (nee Marker) Steed-Mason; husband, Joshua Hartings; sons Alexander Joshua Hartings and Nicholas Woodrow Hartings; and brothers Darren Steed, Benjamin Steed and Brian Steed. Services were Sept. 13 at St. Columban Catholic Church, Loveland. Memorials to: the Debra Hartings Memorial Fund to benefit Alexander and Nicholas, c/o any PNC Bank.

Ruth M. Ryan

Ruth M. Ryan, 85, of Loveland died Sept. 12. Survived by husband, Robert T. Ryan; children Maureen (David) Gregory, Joann (Barry) Rhoten, Mary Ellen (Ralph) Quisno, Jennifer (David) Schultz, Kevin (Michelle) Ryan and Robyn (Michael) LeMay; 28 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Jean Bishop; and

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Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge. Call 2487134 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details. sister-in-law, Margaret Ryan (John) Helmling. Preceded in death by father, John Paul Karcher; and mother, Florence (nee Kaes) Karcher. Services were Sept. 12 at Ryan St. Columban Catholic Church, Loveland. Memorials to: St. Columban Tuition Assistance Fund, 894 Oakland Road, Loveland, OH 45140.

Criminal damage

Mailbox damaged at 1256 Ridgewood, Aug. 30. Four tires cut on vehicle at 2003 Arrowhead Trail, Aug. 28.

Domestic violence

At Wolfpen Pleasant Road, Sept. 1.

Misuse of credit card

Our interactive CinciNavigator map allows you to pinpoint the loction of police reports in your neighborhood. Visit: Ohio 28, Sept. 2.

Male stated his credit card was used locally; $6,851 at Lawyer Road, Sept. 2.


Male stated money lost through Internet (Craigs List); $500 at 1685 Cooks Grant, Aug. 29. Cellphone taken at Middleton Way, Aug. 29. Batteries, wheels, etc. taken from vehicles at Hotel Trucking; $4,750 at Ohio 50, Aug. 29. Female stated credit card, left at Meijer, was taken at Ohio 28, Aug. 29. Clothes taken from Kohl’s; $46 at Ohio 28, Aug. 30. Diamond ring taken; $5,000 at 6241 Fay Court, Aug. 31. 1999 GMC taken in front of building at 1730 Ohio 131, Aug. 31. Elevator weights taken; $3,200 at 734 Middleton Way, Sept. 1. Rings taken; $565 at 5853 Buckwheat No. 1, Sept. 1. Gasoline not paid for at Thornton’s; $50.30 at Ohio 28, Sept. 1. Jewelry taken from Kohl’s; $270 at

Samuel Solis, 35, 12130 Sycamore Terrace, obstructing official business at 12184 Mason Road, Aug. 28. Ryan Nalley, 27, 5410 Parlor Court, operating vehicle intoxicated at Snider and Fields Ertel Roads, Aug. 28. Lucas Snider, 30, 412 Arrowhead Trail, operating vehicle intoxicated at 10400 Loveland Madeira Road, Aug. 27. Brandon Powell, 24, 9447 Bainwoods Drive, operating vehicle intoxicated at Loveland Madeira Road and Ohio 126, Aug. 27. Ahmad Alnammari, 24, 9270 Liberty Hill Court, resisting arrest at 9270 Liberty Hill Court, Sept. 1. Ronald Marshall, 24, 5886 Big Run Road, theft at 5698 Euclid Ave., Aug. 30. Joseph Seither, 31, 3521 Ohio 125, theft at 5698 Euclid Ave., Aug. 30. Brian Williamson, 21, 235 Mulberry St.,




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511 Mohican Drive: Copeland Karen to M.&T. Bank; $52,000.


1100 Sophia Drive, Greycliff Dev. LLC to NVR Inc., 0.299 acre, $55,000. 1113 Sophia Drive, Matthew McCullough to Matthew & Lindsay Biagini, 0.3846 acre, $250,000. 5882 Stonebridge Circle, Jennifer Ferone to Glenn & Cheryl Hardesty, $90,000. 1113 Tumbleweed Drive, Stephen & Margaret Krsacok to Christopher & Lauren McGrath, $257,000. 5632 Wittmer Meadows Drive, Conrad Meadows LLC to NVR Inc., 0.367 acre, $25,750.

742 Alpine Drive, Michelle Heatherton to Kannapali Removations LLC, 1.0200 acre, $70,000. 742 Alpine Drive, Kannapali Renovations LLC to Hilton Capital Group LLC, 1.0200 acre, $86,000. 557 Belle Meade Farm Drive, Kathleen Sterusky, trustee to Tracy & Marc Beller, $343,000. 1207 E. Glen Echo Lane, Tracy Adkins to David & Karen Ndinya, 0.2463 acre, $217,000. 6656 Gentlewind Court, David & Laura Luehrmann to Robert & Sheila Sabin, $280,000. 4220 Glen Este Withamsville Road, Jacqueline Dietrich, trustee to James & Rosalie Jeffries, 5.4600 acre, $125,000. 5654 McCormick Trail, NVR Inc. to Shelley Bouldin, 0.3915 acre, $347,035. 5724 Melody Lane, Erla Lail to Lois Eury, $87,000. 6665 Miami Woods Drive, Rojdev Property Management LLC to Ryan & Melanie Laurent, $346,000. 5753 Mount Vernon Drive, Michael & Jada Kennedy to Jason Dahlheimer, 0.5460 acre, $199,500. 5673 Sally St., Rodney & Beth Bergfeld to Matthew Crawford, $112,000. 1055 Shore Point Court, Dexter Jack-

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Anastacia M. Fleisher, 20, 797 Cedar Drive, drug paraphernalia-use/possess, drug abuse-possess/use, Sept. 6. Brian Zorb, 31, 2000 LovelandMadeira Road, re-cite other department, Sept. 7. Bobbi Jean Bowman, 47, 708 W. Main St. 217, trespass; knowingly restricted, Sept. 8. Eric D. Miller, 27, 700 Mohican Drive, assault-knowingly, Sept. 9. Adam C. Scherzinger, 21, 7724 Ahwenasa Lane, vandalism, seat belt required, reckless operation of vehicle, Sept. 9. Stanley W. Thornton, 40, 3200 Vittmere St., re-cite other department, Sept. 9. Dennie L. Miller, 32, 5692 Greimann Lane, capias, operating under FRA suspension, unsafe vehicle, Sept. 9. Jesse A. Ballou, 27, 1576 Ohio 286, re-cite other vehicle, drug abusepossess/use, Sept. 9. Keisha Simone Walton, 21, 38 High Ridge Drive, trespass; knowingly restricted, Sept. 11. Ashley N. Walton, 22, at large, trespass; knowingly restricted, Sept. 11.

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LEGAL NOTICE The following individuals are delinquent on their rental payments and their personal property will be sold at public sale on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at Landen Store & Lock, 2575 W. U.S. Route 22/3, Maineville , Ohio 45039 at 1:00p.m. VAN WILLIAMS (UNIT 170,171)-288 EAST FOREST AVE. SOUTH LEBANON, OH 45065 JUDY HILL (UNIT 241)10822 B LAKE THAMES DR. CINCINNATI, OH 45242 GINA SOVINE(UNIT 173)-2133 RIVER DR. MAINEVILLE, OH 45039 DAVID MARGUET(UNIT 73)-4865 CROSS KEY DR. SOUTH LEBANON, OH 45065 SHAUNA REDD(UNIT 194)486 WOODBINE CT. MAINEVILLE, OH 45039 These units contain general merchandise and furniture. The last day to pay delinquent rent and charges is THURSDAY, SEPT 22, 2011 at 12:00p.m. 1663563


On August 10th, 2011, Ralph and Jeanne Dunbar celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. They celebrated their anniversary at the Stone Creek restaurant in Montgomery with 35 members of their family; some travelling long distances from Tulsa, OK, Chicago, IL, Deerfield Beach, FL, Virginia Beach, VA, Charlotte, SC, and Pittsburgh, PA. Ralph and Jeanne have five children, Diana, Mark, Susan, Roger and Laurel, 18 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

theft at 5698 Euclid Ave., Aug. 30.

Incidents/investigations Burglary

Residence entered and $500 removed at 9930 Jackson Street, Sept. 2.

Identity fraud

Reported at 12041 Carrington, Sept. 5.


$27.02 in gas pumped and not paid for at 10630 Loveland-Madeira Road, Aug. 24. Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 11251 U.S. 22 Montgomery Road, Aug. 31. Battery valued at $100 removed at 8945 Harper’s Point, Aug. 16. Shoes valued at $200 removed at 11311 Montgomery Road, Aug. 15. Bike valued at $400 removed at 8713 Harper’s Point, Sept. 3. Tools valued at $2,000 removed at 8306 Patrilla Lane, Sept. 1.


Hotel room damaged at 9011 Fields Ertel Road, Aug. 28.

About real estate transfers

Clermont County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Clermont County Auditor Linda L. Fraley. Hamilton County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. son, et al. to Deutsche Bank Natonal Trust Co., as trustee, 0.3400 acre, $300,000. 6611 Stableford Drive, Thomas & Mary Martin to Michael & Stephanie Craig, 0.5440 acre, $483,000. 6362 Stockton Court, Thomas & Susan Raftery to Steven & Andrea Alexander, 0.4710 acre, $279,000. 5801 Stonewall Jackson Drive, David & Ann Gilchrist, et al. to Household Realty Corp., $73,334. 1190 Teakwood Drive, Karen & Philip Kellum to Jason Duenne, $90,000. 5401 Timber Trail Place, Brent & Sara Zellner to Daniel Chadwell, 0.3530 acre, $282,000. 1445 Wade Road, Bearcat Ventures LLC to Ryan & Connie Hadley, $112,000. 6508 Willows Bend Drive, Hal Homes/Willows Bend LLC to Barbara Aluotto, trustee, 0.4600 acre, $485,558. 5623 Wittmer Drive, Conrad Meadows LLC to NVR Inc., 0.2944 acre, $34,000. Lot 31 Wittmer Estates, Conrad Meadows LLC to Maronda Homes of Cincinnati LLC, 0.2975 acre, $27,250. 5641 Wittmer Meadows Drive, Maronda Homes of Cincinnati LLC to Troy & Brenda Seanor, 0.4580 acre, $279,995. 5762 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Co. NA to Tristate Holdings LLC, $48,000. 5762 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, Tristate Holdings LLC to Carol Cooke, $54,900.


10291 Fawncrest Court: Zappin Bradley R. Tr & Heather A. Tr to Nichols James L. II; $230,000. 11814 Loganfield Court: Sanford Russell W. & Shannon L. to Abrams Chandra M.; $335,500. 8730 Kemper Road: Linde James C. Tr to Ishida Brett Y.; $271,500. 9448 Union Cemetery Road: Heyl Kathryn H & Kenneth C. to Aripov Otabek; $80,000. 10297 Plantation Pointe Drive: Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Pant Mukul & Uma; $287,500.

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