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You can find these stories on our Web site this week: • Loveland City Council agreed to designate a 1921 Pullman railway car as a historic structure so a businessman who wants to use it as a dining car won’t have to strip it of its old-timey charm to meet the state building code. CINCINNATI.COM/LOVELAND • It’s only going to get worse before it gets better on Loveland-Madeira Road. Dan Durham, project inspector with the Hamilton County Engineer’s Office, said milling will begin on the road in about two weeks with the final paving of Loveland-Madeira Road from the intersection at State Route 126 to Hopewell Road immediately following. CINCINNATI.COM/ SYMMESTOWNSHIP

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School policy: ‘Lights’ out, everywhere By Jeanne Houck

LOVELAND – The Loveland City Schools long has prohibited students and staff from lighting up in schools or in school vehicles such as buses. Now, the prohibition has been extended to visitors such as parents, who will be warned the first time they are caught violating the policy and shown the door the second time. The prohibition also has been extended to all school grounds. The rules are included in a policy with new and revised sections approved by the Loveland Board of Education a week before this school year began.

“The total ban of tobacco products on our campuses sends a clear message that we are striving to model healthy choices for our students.” Chad Hilliker Director of human resources for the Loveland City Schools “Prior to the passage of (these changes) there were just a few designated smoking areas in the district,” Meg Krsacok, communications coordinator for the Loveland City Schools, said. “This included allowing individuals to smoke in their vehicles,

which is no longer permitted. “The bottom line is that the use of tobacco products is no longer permitted anywhere on school grounds – including inside vehicles parked on school property,” Krsacok said. The policy declaring district property smoke-free applies to all tobacco products, not just cigarettes. In other words, don’t suck on a cigar. Eschew chewing tobacco. No puffing on a pipe. Snuff out the snuff. The Loveland City Schools policy says the school board is committed to providing students, staff and visitors with a tobacco- and smoke-free environment. “The negative health effects of

tobacco use for both users and non-users, particularly in connection with second-hand smoke, are well established,” the policy says. “Further, providing a nonsmoking and tobacco-free environment is consistent with the responsibilities of teachers and staff to be our positive role models for students.” Said Chad Hilliker, director of human resources for the Loveland City Schools: “The total ban of tobacco products on our campuses sends a clear message that we are striving to model healthy choices for our students.” Get daily Loveland updates by signing up for our email newsletter. Visit

Amp incentives survive challenge By Jeanne Houck

Seals of approval

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy’s first home football game of the 2011 season was more memorable off the field than on the field. The Navy Seals Leap Frog Team delivered the game ball via parachute, and the school honored its newest athletic hall of fame inductees. SEE LIFE, B1


Joseph Fung, manager of Bob Roncker’s Running Spot in Loveland (seen here), is pleased that the students spiffed up the blocks – and that one carries the Running Spot logo. “We’re glad they did it,” Fung said. “It makes it look a little better.”

Art students turn concrete blocks into works of art

Wheels of justice

Students at Children’s Meeting House Montessori School didn’t let a little rain stop them from giving peace – or Pinwheels for Peace – a chance. The young people had planned to plant a profusion of pinwheels they’d made out of brightly colored paper on the lawn of their school on O’Bannonville Road Sept. 21. SEE SCHOOLS, A5

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LOVELAND – When people come upon the flying trapeze the Cincinnati Circus Co. is operating in downtown Loveland, their eyes usually are drawn skyward to the wires and bars. Inside Not so for Kelly Flynn, See more of the an intern for Eva Parker, concrete blocks, page A4. Loveland’s building and zoning coordinator. Flynn could see the flying trapeze on West Loveland Avenue across the street from city hall, where she was interning, and noticed the nondescript large concrete blocks on the ground anchoring the contraption. She decided it would be a good idea for her and her fellow students at the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning to make the blocks more attractive by painting them. So paint them they did, with depictions of prominent places and businesses in Loveland – including the Loveland Bike Trail, city hall, the Loveland Stage





A picture for Bob Roncker’s Running Spot.

Co. and Loveland Sweets. Meanwhile, the Cincinnati Circus Co., based in West Price Hill, continues to look for a facility in Loveland that will allow it to move its operations inside during cold weather. Get daily Loveland updates by signing up for our electronic newsletter. Visit





LOVELAND – A $50,000 forgivable loan Loveland administrators used to bring Amp Electric Vehicles to the city from Blue Ash survived after a split vote of Loveland City Council Sept. 27. City council unanimously agreed Sept. 13 to allow Loveland City Manager Tom Carroll to finalize an incentive agreement with Amp Electric Vehicles based on a proposal that included the city loaning the company money to make improvements to the building Amp Electric is leasing in the Loveland Commerce Park. The proposal said Loveland would not require Amp Electric Vehicles to repay the $50,000 loan so long as the company met conditions that included remaining in Loveland five years. Loveland City Council members Linda Cox and Mark Fitzgerald had urged administrators Sept. 13 to include a clause in the incentive agreement requiring Amp Electric to secure the loan, but no such security was included in the incentive agreement reviewed by city council Sept. 27. A motion to require Amp Electric Vehicles to post some kind of security for the loan failed 2 to 4, with Cox and Fitzgerald voting in favor of requiring the security. Voting against that requirement were Loveland Mayor Rob Weisgerber and city council members Paulette Leeper, Todd Osborne and Brent Zuch.

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Business 28 expected to reopen to two-way traffic Oct. 22 By John Seney

trol over the utilities,” he said. Above-ground road work to widen and improve Business 28 began Sept. 7. Parts of Business 28 have been open only in one direction since work began earlier in the summer. “By Oct. 22, there should be enough pavement to get two-way traffic,” Royer said. “They will still be working on it but it will have two-way traffic.” He said restoration of two-way traffic by Oct. 22 would depend on favorable

MIAMI TWP. – Business 28 is expected to reopen to two-way traffic by Oct. 22. Doug Royer, project manager with the Clermont County Engineer’s Office, Sept. 20 gave the township trustees an update on road construction projects in the township. Royer said the Business 28 project was slowed down by work relocating underground utilities. “The county has no con-

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weather. Trustee Mary Makley Wolff said the business community has been concerned with the restrictions in traffic. “It’s been a struggle,” Royer said. “People don’t see the underground work that has to be done.” Royer said work on the Business 28 improvements will continue until midNovember and then halt for the winter. The work will resume in the spring and be completed in several months, he said. Royer said work on improvements to WolfpenPleasant Hill Road also was slowed by work on underground utilities. He said workers were able to get the road open to two-way traffic from Milford Junior High to Ohio 131 by the start of school. Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill from Ohio 28 to Emily Drive now is open only to southbound traffic. By mid-October the road should be entirely open to two-way traffic, Royer said.



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Curves hosts health fair

Loveland Curves will hold a flu clinic/health fair, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14. It is open to women of all ages and includes not only flu shots, but also blood pressure checks, body fat analysis and information on diabetes, heart health and breast cancer. For more information and to sign-up please call 6779333. Ask about Curves 30 minute workout and the Silver Sneaker Program. Insurance plans accepted for flu shots. Curves is at 531 LovelandMadeira Road.

Clean out and donate

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will conduct Clean Out and Donate weekends in October to collect criticallyneeded 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 Cincinnati. “The majority of the clients we are seeing are families with children who lack the basic necessities of life – they have very little furniture, no dishes or pots and pans. We continue to look to the community at large to help us build our inventory of gentlyused basic household items,” noted 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. We are seeing more families come to us for support and these donations help us provide those local families with the basic items that they need.”

Commerce Boulevard in Loveland to expand and hire more employees. Carroll said the investment Amp Electric Vehicles is making in the building – into which it moved Saturday, Oct. 1 – is a form of security. "Ultimately, if Amp is unable to meet the loan requirements and the city has no other recourse to collect, the city continues to benefit by having the investment Amp made in the 100 Commerce Blvd. facility remain within the community and available to the next owner or tenant,” Carroll said. “Amp has a contract with Iceland for 1,000 vehicles which will take three years to fulfill, sufficient time for Amp to pay the city more in income tax than the total of the forgivable loan.” Fitzgerald pointed out that he asked Lerick Chissus, director of supply chain management for Amp Electric Vehicles, at the Sept. 13 city council meeting whether Amp Electric’s move to Loveland hinged on the $50,000 forgivable loan, and that Chissus had said it did not. Zuch said he does not


Gisli Gislason, chairman of Northern Lights Energy, drives a Mercedes Benz that has been converted into an electric vehicle by Amp Electric Vehicles. In the passenger seat is J.D. Staley, global director of sales and marketing for Amp Electric. want Loveland to have a reputation of being unfriendly to business or of backing out of offers. “We need to set a precedent to businesses that this is a good place to operate,” Zuch said. “That if we make a deal, we’re going to honor it.” Weisgerber said Loveland is going to have to make budget cuts or facilitate real growth of the city’s tax base – or a combination of the two – to handle deep cuts it is facing in state

funding. “Budget cuts can be really ugly,” Weisgerber said. With Amp Electric, “We’re talking about real growth.” Osborne expressed surprise at some of the discussion about the loan to Amp Electric Vehicles. “Frankly, I can’t believe what I’m hearing, because we will recover the money through taxation,” Osborne said. Get daily Loveland updates by signing up for our electronic newsletter. Visit www.






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Vice Mayor David Bednar was absent. Amp Electric Vehicles converts new cars and vans into electric vehicles. It has been operating on Alpine Avenue in Blue Ash for about three years, but decided it wanted to move the business and its 40 employees to a building on


All that will be left for 2012 is grass seeding and a final layer of asphalt, he said. Another project will add turn lanes and signal improvements to Ohio 28 from Castleberry Court to I275. That project, to be managed by the Ohio Department of Transportation, will start at the end of October with underground work only, Royer said. “The bulk of the work will not start until spring,” he said. There will be no road closures and two-way traffic will be maintained at all times except for occasional flaggers stopping traffic. Other road projects – at Ohio 131 and McCormick Trail and at Ohio 28 and Guinea Pike – will not begin until next summer, Royer said. “These are much needed projects,” Trustee Ken Tracy said. For more about your community, visit www.









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Miami Twp. firefighters respond to hurricane

MIAMI TWP. – Two township firefighters were participants in federal assistance teams sent to the East Coast when Hurricane Irene struck. Lt. Barry Mesley was sent as part of an 80-member Ohio Task Force One team, which is trained to respond to disasters. Joe Stoffolano, a parttime firefighter with Miami Township and full-time firefighter with Delhi Township, also was deployed to Irene, but as part of another assistance team associated with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. There are four Miami Township firefighters who are part of Ohio Task Force One, but Mesley was the only member chosen to respond to Irene. “I was lucky enough to go,” said Mesley, who has been a member of Ohio Task Force One about nine years. The other Miami Township firefighters on the team are Bill Richardson, Jeff Childers and Lee Hines. Mesley is trained as a hazardous material techni-

Mesley Stoffolano cian, but on this trip he went as a truck driver. The team was activated Aug. 26 and its members sworn in as temporary federal employees, part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The team is a state asset and also responds to state disasters, but can be activated by the federal government when needed, Mesley said. “We do things beyond the capabilities of most normal rescue teams,” he said. The team left Dayton Aug. 26 and headed east with a convoy of trucks and buses. “Our purpose was to arrive ahead of the storm and be ready to mobilize,” Mesley said. They arrived in New Jersey Aug. 27 and were sent to Lakehurst Naval Air Station, the site of the famous 1937 Hindenburg airship crash. “I saw the marker in the

field where the Hindenburg crashed,” Mesley said. The team spent the night in an old mess hall on the base as the hurricane passed over. “The winds were not as bad as they thought they would be,” he said. “We were about 10 to 15 miles from the coast.” He said there was a lot of rain but very little wind damage in New Jersey. The next day, Aug. 28, the team members packed up their gear and moved north to New York, where there were reports of flood damage. “Because of the storm, roads were blocked and washed out,” Mesley said. “We had to take a 200-mile detour. Instead of a twohour trip, it took six hours. It was not an easy trip.” They got to Stewart Air National Guard base in Newburgh, N.Y., where they slept in sleeping bags in a hangar. The next day, Aug. 29, they drove through the Catskill Mountains to Schoharie County, N.Y., where they set up their base at the county fairgrounds. As a truck driver, Mesley’s job was to stay at the

camp and take care of logistical needs, like going out and getting supplies. “The jobs are divided up in the team,” he said. “There is a lot of back support going on so the guys doing the rescue work can concentrate on the rescue mission.” Mesley didn’t go out on any rescue missions himself this time, though he has in the past, including after Hurricane Rita in Texas in 2005. “The younger guys needed the experience,” he said. “My job was support this time. My turn will come.” The rescue members of the team flew out in helicopters on several missions to do searches and damage assessments. Although there were no life-threatening situations, the team members did find several people who had been reported missing. “Everybody did a good job and worked well together,” Mesley said. “People thanked us for coming to


storm. “There was some flooding there, but not a lot of medical needs,” Stoffolano said. “But we were always ready.” The trip provided the opportunity for the team to do a lot of training. “We had training every day. It was really valuable,” he said. The team ended up staying in Connecticut five days. Fire Chief Jim Whitworth said having firefighters serve on special response units is valuable to the department. “I have a long-time commitment to special teams in general,” he said. Whitworth said the team members bring back valuable training that can be applied in local situations. “It’s also part of giving back to the greater community,” he said. “We hope we get the same kind of help when we need it.” For more information about Ohio Task Force One, see the website www.


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James Lester of Loveland was killed in a fiery crash last year on southbound Interstate 71 at Ronald Reagan Highway. ton County Prosecutor Seth Tieger told the judge, if Ivey, 58, had even come close to obeying the posted speed limit of 65 mph. Instead, Ivey, from Louisville in northeast Ohio, was driving 89 mph over the speed limit, Tieger said, and was weaving in and out of traffic, including driving in both emergency lanes. Horrified motorists who saw Ivey zoom past called police. An Ohio State Police trooper gave chase near Kings Island and, despite driving his cruiser at 130 mph, was unable to even see Ivey’s car - until he pulled up at the 14-mile

marker and saw Lester’s car in flames. “He was left inside of his burning car,” Tieger said of Lester, 60, of Loveland, who was on his way to work as the chief financial officer for a hospital. In the crash, Ivey broke his arm, ankle and back and suffered a brain bruise. At a previous hearing, Lester said he didn’t remember the crash because of blackouts caused by a severe liver disorder. At his Oct. 31 sentencing, Ivey faces a maximum prison sentence of 11 years from Common Pleas Court Judge Ethna Cooper.


Gannett News Service Behind the wheel of his turbocharged Mustang last October, Stanley Ivey was in a hurry to get to Nashville, where he said he was a songwriter. Ivey admitted in court last week he was driving his turbocharged 2005 Mustang 154 mph in the emergency lane of southbound Interstate 71 near Ronald Reagan Highway when it slammed into the back of James Lester’s disabled car. The collision collapsed Lester’s 1991 Buick Century, making it about half of its original size, and caused it to catch fire with Lester inside, killing him. Ivey pleaded guilty to manslaughter and inducing panic in exchange for prosecutors dropping a vehicular homicide charge. “My husband burned on the side of the road. All I got was ashes,” his widow, Karen Lester, said today. “Every one of his organs were lacerated. “Anybody should be careful on the side of the road.” It wouldn’t have been a problem, Assistant Hamil-

help them.” Mesley saw some washed out roads and bridges on the trip. At one damaged bridge, the convoy had to go over one truck at a time. The team broke camp and headed back to Ohio Aug. 31, staying that night at a hotel in Buffalo, N.Y. “It was nice. I got a shower,” Mesley said. They arrived back in Dayton Sept. 1. Stoffolano, who has worked for the Miami Township department since 2008 and the Delhi Township department since 2006, was sent to Connecticut as part of a Disaster Medical Assistance Team from Northern Kentucky. He said the team includes people with different specialties who provide medical assistance in disasters. His specialties are as a paramedic and providing logistical support. The Northern Kentucky team included 36 members who traveled to Hartford, Conn., in advance of the


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The Sycamore Presbyterian Church in Symmes Township broke ground on the expansion and renovation of the church Sept. 11. The expansion will consist of building a new 700-seat sanctuary with a larger organ, state-of-theart multi-media capabilities, a new narthex/fellowship and coffee space, a new media center and additional parking to the east of the new sanctuary. The renovation will entail converting the old fellowship hall into a new music and rehearsal area, upgrading the church’s lower level to house the new youth center and improving the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. From left: Dr. Lawrence Kent, pastor/head of staff; Rev. Shirley Hutchins, associate pastor; Dr. Theodore Kalsbeek, pastor Emeritus; Dr. Jerry Pitman, associate pastor; Ron Green, member, facilities development team; Marion Lucke; Sarah Carr; Gail Carr (session member); Jeff Carr; Alan Carr; Dr. Jim DiEgidio, general presbyter, Presbytery of Cincinnati, and Phil Beck, president, Symmes Township Board of Trustees.

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October 5, 2011

A painting of the Loveland Stage Company.

A painting of happy people at Cindy’s Friendly Tavern.

A painting for Pizazz Studio.

Here’s the bare face of the concrete block – before makeup.

Blockheads A painting for the Loveland Bike Trail – complete with bikes.

Students at the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning to painted concrete blocks that are part of the Cincinnati Circus Co.’s trapeze setup in downtown Loveland. JEANNE HOUCK/COMMUNITY PRESS STAFF

No, it’s not a psychedelic graveyard. Art students have painted the concrete blocks holding down the Cincinnati Circus Co.’s flying trapeze at Second Street and West Loveland Avenue in Loveland with colorful and whimsical pictures.

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Tax exemption granted for company expansion By John Seney

BATAVIA - The Clermont County commissioners granted a tax exemption to a company that plans to expand operations in Miami Township. Adele Evans, development specialist with the county, said Consolidated Neuro Supply, a medical supply firm, plans to build a 15,000-

square-foot building on Techne Center Drive, which is part of an enterprise zone area in Miami Township. The 60-percent property tax exemption was approved for seven years. The new building would be used for a distribution warehouse, Evans said. Jason Mayer, president of Consolidated Neuro Supply, said he started the company nine years ago in his basement.

He planned to add three new full-time jobs in the next few years. “There is a lot of room for growth,” Mayer said. Commissioner Archie Wilson told Mayer his expansion was important for creating jobs in Clermont County. “We salute you for being in business in this economy,” Wilson said. “We appreciate you being in Clermont County.”


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State issues

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

SCHOOLS Children’s Meeting House spreads ‘whirled peace’

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October 5, 2011

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MIAMI TOWNSHIP – Students at Children’s Meeting House Montessori School didn’t let a little rain stop them from giving peace – or Pinwheels for Peace – a chance. The young people had planned to plant a profusion of pinwheels they’d made out of brightly colored paper on the lawn of their school on O’Bannonville Road Sept. 21. Students hoped the display of twirling toys would help anyone who saw them “visualize whirled peace,” said Meg Thomas, head of school. Sept. 21 was the International Day of Peace. Two high school art teachers in Coconut Creek, Fla.,


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created Pinwheels for Peace in 2005 to give students a way to participate. When rain prevented the students at Children’s Meeting House from displaying their pinwheels outdoors Sept. 21, the school moved the event indoors. The pinwheels were secured in plastic cups filled with sand and displayed. Fourth-grader Sophia Vance said it is important to participate in Pinwheels for Peace “so we can make people understand that we need peace in the world – so the whole world can get along.” In addition to the word “peace,” students wrote words such as love, kindness, sweet, caring and sharing on their pinwheels.




This peace pinwheel made by Sarah Day, a fifth-grader at Children’s Meeting House Montessori School, brightens the room despite the rain you can see through the window. “At Children’s Meeting House Montessori School, faculty and staff realize that in order to create peaceful individuals, it is not simply enough to talk about peace,” Thomas said. “The school partners with parents to create supportive and peaceful environments both at school and home.” Teacher Dana Dale said, “As significant adults in children’s lives, we hope to constantly model peace in our interactions with each other. “We are teaching and nourishing peace keepers of the future,” Dale said. Get daily Loveland updates by signing up for our electronic newsletter. Visit

Students at Children’s Meeting House Montessori School show off the pinwheels they made for a project encouraging peace. From left: fourth-grader Megan Brehse, fifth-grader Chip Riechmann and fourth-grader Sophia Vance.


Here’s a close-up of a table with objects representing the world, love and unity at the Children’s Meeting House Montessori School. Sept. 21, the students put brightly colored pinwheels they made around the table as part of a Pinwheels for Peace program.


Students at Children’s Meeting House Montessori School give the peace sign as they celebrate the International Day of Peace Sept. 21 by participating in a Pinwheels for Peace program. The students made brightly colored pinwheels they’d hoped to plant in the ground outside the school. Rain kept the young people – and parents there to support them – inside.

Mount Notre Dame students committed to children in Africa Part of Mount Notre Dame’s (MND) mission statement reads “…to live, lead and serve in an ever-changing global society.” These are more than just words to the young women of MND. They are marching orders that have inspired several students to become passionate activists who are working toward making a significant difference for children across the globe. What began as a confirmation project when she was in eighth-grade, quickly turned into a passion for MND freshman Molly Savage of West Chester Township. Savage set out to raise $5,292 – enough money to supply books for all of the students in the middle school at the St. Mary School in Kyamhumga, Uganda. She named her project “Library of Love” and developed a number of different fundraising ventures, including a very successful bake sale she coordinated last summer. To date, Savage has raised $4,700. To reach the rest of her goal, Savage, along with the assistance of MND faculty member Todd Forman of Anderson Township, produced a concert Sept. 24 at the Lakota Hills Baptist Church, featuring recording artist Jean Beaudelaire as well as other talent from Mount Notre Dame. Following the concert, members of Mount Notre Dame’s chapter of Unified 4 UNIFAT (Upper Nile Institute for Appropriate Technology) shared a short video about the work of this organization. Unified 4 UNIFAT (U4U) is a non-profit primarily operated by high school and college students. The mission of the organization is to support students at the UNIFAT School in Gulu, Uganda. The school is a refuge for children in this war-torn area of the African nation. The school strives to spare as many children as possible from kidnapping, violence and other atrocities that are occurring



Mount Notre Dame High School freshman Molly Savage and her Confirmation sponsor, Susan Giuliano.

UNIFAT School founder Abitimo Odongkara and Mount Notre Dame junior Ellie Sennett.

as a result of the country’s 30-year civil war. Mount Notre Dame’s chapter of U4U supports four children at the school. Each year, members of the organization develop a marketing and public relations strategy to ensure its chapter raises enough money to underwrite the expenses of Etap Lucky, Latel Fiona, Layet Janet and Oruni Isaiah – MND’s students at the Ugandan school. Recently, the UNIFAT School’s founder, Abitimo Odongkara, visited Mount Notre

Dame. She emotionally thanked the MND community for their support and shared the impact that their generosity has on her students. She also shared the hope and faith their dedication to these children, tens of thousands of miles away, has instilled in her. Odongkara’s visit was equally as inspirational to MND’s U4U members. “We don’t take our responsibilities lightly. Our fundraising and support directly impact the lives of four individual human beings. Without these funds, these kids

wouldn’t be able to attend school, may not eat and may not have clothing. Just as important, Unified 4 UNIFAT spreads awareness about the situation in Uganda and the atrocities occurring there,” said MND junior and the school’s U4U public relations chair, Ellie Sennett of Liberty Township. “There are currently 28 children on the waiting list for the UNIFAT School, we’d love to be able to support more of them and it really is an attainable goal. An entire year’s tuition, uniform and lunch program is only $300. When you look at how quickly we may go through that kind of money and weigh it against the impact it could have on a child in Uganda, I know I’m more than willing to make some sacrifices in my own life to help better someone else’s,” Sennett said. MND’s chapter of Unified 4 UNIFAT is hosting a concert of its own Friday, Dec. 2, at Mount Notre Dame’s Salerno Center for the Performing Arts. The show will feature the talents of local bands and students. MND’s head of school, Larry Mock of Amberley Village, is proud of the students’ passion, dedication and leadership. “MND students are involved in many different aspects of service to others and the Unified 4 UNIFAT effort is very typical of the type of service work they do. The young women of MND identify a truly important need and they create a solution that directly meets that need. They understand the social context of their work, whether it is here in Cincinnati or across the globe in Uganda. Their work develops important leadership skills while at the same time it positively impacts others in a very important and personal way. I am truly impressed by the depth of passion they have for others and how much they grow through their service,” he said.



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Loveland sophomore Reid Waddell walks the course at Weatherwax Sept. 27 during the FAVC championship. Waddell finished at 85 as the Tigers finished third. During the regular season, Loveland was first with Waddell leading the way with a ninehole average of 41.10.


• MND won in five sets over Mercy, 23-25, 26-24, 1025, 25-19, 15-8 on Sept. 27. The Cougars were knocked off by Ursuline Sept. 29, 22-25, 30-32, 25-23, 2523, 15-13.

Girls tennis

• Mount Notre Dame beat Anderson 3-2 in the state team tournament Southwest semifinals. Sandy Niehaus, Brooke Dennis and Sydney Landers all notched singles wins. The Cougars beat Sycamore 3-2 on Sept. 27.


Brian Bullock of Loveland tries to roll a put in at Weatherwax during the FAVC championship Sept. 27. Bullock shot 84 on the day. For the season, his average for nine holes was 42.40. The Tigers finished first in the regular season, but third in the league tournament to take second-place overall.


• Loveland blanked Wilmington 3-0 Sept. 29. Junior Dean Lowry had the shutout in goal. • Moeller tied La Salle Sept. 24, 0-0 as keeper Tim Valentine recorded the shutout. On Sept. 27, Moeller blanked Alter 1-0 with Erik Radke scoring the lone goal.

This week’s MVP

• Moeller senior Brian Russ had a hole-in-one on the 225-yard 14th at Scioto Country Club in the Upper Arlington Invitational Sept. 24.

Highlight Reel

• “Football and fishing” The Press Preps Roundtable resspreps.



• Loveland’s boys were 10th in the Troy Invitational, Sept. 24.


By Scott Springer

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Tiger woods, irons put to work

By Scott Springer

• Loveland’s boys were third in the FAVC East tournament at Weatherwax Sept. 27. • The Loveland girls beat Anderson Sept. 27 at Hickory Woods as Julie Griffin shot 49. Griffin was also co-medalist on Sept. 29 in a loss to Milford and McAuley with a 44 at Glenview East. • Moeller finished second in the GCL South championship Sept. 27. Mason Eckley was selected for first team honors.



Loveland’s Perry Strong finished with an 87 at Weatherwax Sept. 27 in the FAVC championship. During the regular season Strong’s nine-hole average was 41.90.

LOVELAND – Loveland boys golf coach Andy Fredette knew his Tigers had the proverbial target on their back coming into the Fort Ancient Valley Conference-East division tournament. The Tigers had the league lead and had defeated Wilmington who had the player with the lowest average. However, Wilmington prevailed at Weatherwax Sept. 27 by a stroke over Kings and by five over Loveland to stop the Tigers from winning a sixth consecutive league title. In the final calculations, Loveland was second overall. Despite the setback, Loveland finished a highly successful regular season undefeated in the FAVC East. While sophomore Reid Waddell held the team’s best scoring average, Fredette hasn’t had to rely on him week in and week out. “Actually, I’d say it’s been a complete team contribution,” Fredette said. “We’ve had six different players shoot in the 30s and six different players be medalist.” Reid Waddell, Zach Flege, Perry Strong, Isaac Vok, Brian Bullock and Allen Osgood all had league averages between 41 and 43. “For Loveland teams, it’s rare,” Fredette said. “It’s nice to get a contribution from my sixth to my first player. Many of the other coaches have remarked about it. They think they have a good shot at winning the match and then my fifth or my sixth player will shoot a 39 or 40. It’s nice to have that depth.” Even in the tournament loss at Weatherwax, the Tigers posted five of the top 13 scores. The scary prospect for the rest of the league is all of Fredette’s youthful squad will return. “The whole team is very young.” Fredette said. “We have three sophomores and a freshman in our starting lineup. We have no seniors.”


Loveland golfer Zach Flege tees off at Weatherwax where he shot an 82 in the FAVC league meet for the Tigers. Flege had Loveland’s second best average this season at 41.60 for nine holes. He credits the Tigers’ success on the links to the Loveland surroundings. It’s an area conducive to golf and many of his players take advantage of it. “I think three or four of them play at Oasis, a couple play at O’Bannon and a couple play at Bellwood,” Fredette said. “I think I have one kid who’s not a member of the club.” In his fifth season, Fredette is hesitant to compare the current team to any of

his past Loveland groups, but he knows what the future holds. “I would say talent-wise, they’re going to be as good as anybody,” Fredette said. “They’re inexperienced and they’re still in the learning process, but they’re getting better quickly.” Because of their youth, Loveland could experience some postseason lapses, but the element of surprise is always there. “I think it’s going to be

fun,” Fredette said. “I think they can advance, but it has to be a team effort.” After the FAVC East tournament, junior Zach Flege and sophomore Reid Waddell were named first-team players. Sophomore Brian Bullock and freshman Isaac Vok made second team. For more sports coverage, visit s, or Scott on Twitter at @cpscottspringer.

Tweets from the beat

@lovelandroar Loveland High Roar Girls tennis team had 4-year FAVC title streak snapped when it placed 3rd in FAVC tourney. Top finisher: Mikayla Pitman, 2nd @ 3rd singles.

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Loveland’s Graham Peters plows across the goal line for a first-quarter touchdown during the Tigers’ 13-6 win over Anderson, Sept. 30.

What a catch!

Loveland senior wide receiver Trevor Henderson, center, hangs on for a 41-yard first-quarter catch during the Tigers’ 13-6 win over Anderson, Sept. 30. The Tigers held on to the victory despite being outgained, 258-242. Tigers’ quarterback Ryne Terry was 9-of-13 for 98 yards and running back Graham Peters rushed for 90 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries. Loveland moved to 3-3 with the win and hosts Winton Woods, Oct. 7. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Sports & recreation

October 5, 2011

Loveland Herald


Rival game delayed, girls take Lakota The following girls soccer summaries were submitted.

Static steals first



The girls fastpitch championship comes home to Cincinnati for the first time and was made possible by the 12U Cincy Static 98 select girls fastpitch softball team with players from Ohio (Liberty Township, Loveland, Sharonville, Ross, Kettering), Kentucky (Hebron, Ft. Thomas), and Indiana and coached by Les Rogers, Rick Manning, Ken Wilp, and Krista Veerkamp. The Static earned the No. 1 seed leading into championship play, finishing 10-1, playing an impressive 11 games in all, four more than any other opponent. Their only loss to the Carolina Attitude out of North Carolina was avenged in double elimination play by winning back-to-back games delivering Cincinnati’s only first-place championship ever in the 12U ASA-A Eastern Nationals. The Static have been on a roll coming out of the Cincy Metro (Rumpke Park and Northern Kentucky University) to claim the “best in Cincinnati” title with a tournament record of 4-0. This team practices in the Sharonville area and at Miami University-Hamilton. Their season ended with a record of 52-19-1 while playing in 13 tournaments. Pictured are Les Rogers, Shelby Graybill, Taylor Wilp, Hannah Huffer, Rachel Lewis, Mackyndsea Burke, Alexia Snelbaker, Aubrey Brunst, Allison Brunner, Rick Manning, Kelly Noll, Tara Manning, Ally Ivey, Krijn Schwartz and Ken Wilp. Not shown is Krista Veerkamp.

Tuesday, Sept. 27: The game versus rival Milford was postponed due to field conditions, Sept. 27. The game will be played at Milford at either 5 p.m. or 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6. Loveland 4, Lakota West 1. Loveland traveled to take on Lakota West, Sept. 29. In an extremely bizarre evening between the rain, wind, field conditions and playing on two different surfaces, Loveland was never able to find a rhythm.

The first half was played in a driving rain storm that was in Loveland's face, on a very sloppy grass field. Lakota West scored in the fifth minute to take the early lead. Loveland answered in the 12th minute as Hannah Moloney crossed the ball and Rachel Baker finished with a nice header goal. Lakota struck again in the 37th minute to take a 2-1 halftime lead. Loveland anticipated to have the advantage with the wind in the second half, but the wind significantly calmed down before the start. In a strange twist the second half was then moved to the turf field. Lakota scored again in the 62nd and 80th minutes to take the 4-1 win.

St. Columban takes Middle School Open


The Queen City Trampoline and Tumbling 2010-11 Team are, in front, Sam Jacobson, Alex Frodge, Willie Hinchliffe, Myles Faison, Laura Madigan, Nate Johnson, Renee Steiby, Alex Link, Rediet Esler and Max Perrino. In second row are Coach Annette Sargent, Maggie Tepe, Annie Garretson, Bridget Lahti, Zach Busam, Blake Peck, Daniel Kiley, Kara Blumberg, Katelyn Armstrong, Landon Ballas, Lauren Tepe, Anna Fischesser and Will Broomhead. In third row are head coach Steve Anderson, Courtney Rump, Lauren Satcher, Elizabeth Rosenberg, Lindsey Miller, Katie Garretson, Sean Sargent, Katie Sova, Kayla Wirtz, Katie Garretson, Grant Fischesser and Tori Smith.

Queen City represented at Canada Cup Sean Sargent represented the USA at the Canada Cup in Alberta, Canada. His achievements in San Antonio at the Elite Championships earlier in July, garnered him a second invitation to the World Age Group (WAG) competition in England for November of this year. Sargent is a member of the Queen City Trampoline and Tumbling Team (QCTNT) at Kids First Sports Center, which has been in existence since 1998 under the direction of coach Steve Anderson and coach Annette Sargent. Annette Sargent, Sean’s mother, will accompany him to Birmingham, England, as she was named to the World Age Group coaching team for Double Mini. The team enjoys continued success at the local, the state, the regional, the national and the international arena. The team has a 54-1 record this season, was crowned state champions in trampoline, tumbling and double mini and sent several athletes to the regional championships in Bloomington, Ind. Several of the competitors came away with top three placement while most were still within the top ten in the region. Five of the 23 athletes who qualified for nationals went to San Antonio for the USAG Junior Olympic competition in early July. All five athletes either medaled or had a top 10 placement at the national level. Sean Sargent, Junior Elite competitor, medaled in

Sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade golfers representing 18 different schools participated in the third annual Middle School Open at the Little Miami Golf Center in Newtown, Sept. 10. The event featured three separate divisions for players. The championship division (18 holes) winner this year was St. Columban in Loveland. The team shot a tournament record 265 and was led by Kirran Magowan's three under par score of 59. Kirran was also the individual medalist in the event for the third consecutive year. The runner-up team was Gray Middle School from Kentucky with a 288 team total. Rounding out the top five were St. Mary at 298, Cardinal Pacelli at 303, and Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy at 303. The individual runner-up was Zachary Pavlin of Summit Country Day with a score of 65. The Par 3 division champion was Madeira with a nine-hole team score of 125. The team was led by individual runner-up Zach Evans, who fired an even par score of 27. The Loveland Tigers finished in second place at 132 and Guardian Angels finished


Championship Division individual medalist of the annual Middle School Open, Kirran Magowan of Loveland, left, celebrates with Little Miami Golf Center head golf professional Dennis Wells. third at 133. The individual medalist in the Par 3 division was Kevin Norrish of Guardian Angels with an even-par score of 27. Finally, the individual division plays nine holes on the Par 3 course and is made up of players that are not competing with a team. Ben Singer of Indian Hill shot a five-over par 32 to take top honors. Rounding out the top six were Sam George from St. Susanna (35), Connor Hogan (37) and Andrew Hill from St. Columbian (39), Colin Adler from Madeira (41) and Tyler Powell from St. Columbian (41).

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November almost here; time to become informed

The signs of fall are here. Yard signs, that is. With an election just weeks away Nov. 8, large road signs and yard signs are everywhere. Political offices as well as state and local issues are up for election this year, including the senior services levy. I wonder if the high percentage of eligible voters that didn’t vote in the last two elections, regretted it later. I hope they did. There aren’t many good excuses for not voting. I hate to hear someone say his one vote doesn’t make a difference. The truth is every vote makes a difference. When we lived in Indiana, one local election

was won by just two votes. If my husband and I had stayed home, it would have been a tie. My vote changed the election. OK, not Linda Eppler my vote alone, Caring and but in conjuncwith everySharing tion one else’s. The point is every vote was the deciding vote. In a non-presidential election year, only about 37 percent of voting age Americans actually vote. Polls show that senior citi-

ELECTIONS VIEWPOINTS GUIDELINES Loveland Herald invites all candidates on the Nov. 8 ballot to submit one guest column, to run sometime before the election. The guidelines: • Columns should no more than 300 words, and are subject to editing. • Columns must include a current color head shot (.jpg format). • Columns must include a short biography of the candidate. • Columns will be published no later than Wednesday, Oct. 26. • All columns must be submitted, via e-mail, no later than noon the Wednesday before publication. We encourage you to submit columns as early as possible to avoid a backlog near Election Day.

No columns will be accepted after Wednesday, Oct. 19. • All columns will be posted online, but we can not guarantee print publication, especially for columns submitted close to the Oct. 19 deadline. • Candidates are welcome to respond to opponents’ columns with a letter of no more than 200 words, but we will run only one column per candidate. • These guidelines also apply to proponents and opponents of any local issues, such as tax levies. E-mail columns or questions to Editor Dick Maloney,

CHATROOM Sept. 28 questions

What do you think is the most important issue in this year’s Loveland City Council race? “The most important issue in the upcoming Loveland City Council election has to be whether the voters are satisfied with what the present ‘majority in power’ have done over the past several years. “Are the voters happy with the ineptitude of this council’s socalled ‘leadership’ (or lack thereof)? “As this majority plans to ask residents for a tax increase to solve the problems it has created, will the voters actually return old, worn out ideas which provide no real solutions. “Another way to see this issue: will the voters finally take away that power shovel from this council and its city manager so they cannot dig us into a deeper hole? One can only hope!” Paul Elliott

Do you agree with the decision of state officials to move Ohio’s 2012 primary election from Super Tuesday in March, to May? Why or why not? “Who knows? Every state wants to position their primary to be important. But no one can foresee which date will be the deciding one. “A few years ago Ohio moved up its primary to become more meaningful because in previous years the late date was, well, too late.

Next questions How has construction at Loveland-Madeira and Remington roads affected your daily commute, if at all? Do the recent changes to the Facebook network concern you? 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 with “chatroom” in the subject line. “The best solution would be for the primary dates and states be divided in half or quarters and rotate them. But that would require cooperation. Lots of luck on that.” F.N. “I don’t see a two-month delay of Ohio’s primary election as a big deal. It will give voters a little more time to evaluate the candidates, and that’s a good thing.” Bill B. “I agree because Ohio voters can better assess party candidates closer to the election. Issues and events and how candidates respond can determine who is best for the next four years.” R.V. “I think it should stay as is. Some people get confused enough about when to vote. Moving the date could just add to that confusion.” B.N.

zens take more interest in debates, platforms and issues. Older adults are much more likely to be registered to vote, and much more likely to show up at the polls. The senior vote is beginning to look like a golden goose to candidates. In the last few elections, I have noticed attempts by both major parties to scare senior citizens into voting for their candidates. Most of the hype is distorted and unwarranted. Don’t cast an ignorant vote. If you don’t know much about the upcoming elections, start paying attention now. Read your local newspaper – this one.

There will be many letters to the editor in the next few weeks. Ask people you respect about the candidates and issues you are interested in. Watch a variety of political shows on TV – not just one channel. Don’t just vote your party line. Honestly consider those in other parties. Absentee ballots are a great way for senior citizens to vote. Many elderly people no longer drive, so voting by mail may be their only option. There are no longer restrictions on who can do it, other than being a registered voter. It’s so simple and convenient that I do it myself. It’s especially convenient for a

November election. If it’s cold, and raining or snowing Nov. 8, you will be glad you voted by mail. If you would like a form to request an absentee ballot, please call us at 724-1255 and we will gladly mail it to you. We can also send a voter registration form if you need one. After you mail in your request, the ballot will be mailed to you by the Clermont County Board of Elections. Please call today. Time is running out. Linda Eppler is the director of Communications and Lifelong Learning for Clermont Senior Services.

Professional leadership helps move Symmes Twp. forward Hello, I’m Phil Beck: husband and father of three, veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns, officer in the Navy Seabees, Eagle Scout and Boy Scout adult volunteer, registered architect in Ohio, and president of the Symmes Township Board of Trustees. When I was elected as trustee four years ago, I promised to be the better choice for leadership and professionalism and committed to five goals: 1. Ensuring that Symmes Township is well represented in regional planning. I was involved in finalizing the Symmes Township 10-year master plan, which will guide leadership on recommended short-term and long-term strategies. 2. Moving forward with efforts to advance the Rozzi property park development. I supported finalizing the property purchase, design, and construction of our new township park (currently

nearing completion). 3. Working with developers to bring new projects that fit in with the goals of our community. Phil Beck I supported Community the creation of Press guest two new ComReincolumnist munity vestment Areas which offer a limited tax incentive in return for property improvements. We have several success stories, including the Fifth Third Processing Solutions move (and more than 800 full-time jobs) to our community. 4. Coordinating impacts resulting from MSD’s $2 billion wet weather improvement plan. In 2010 and 2011 alone, MSD has invested several million dol-

lars into improving Symmes Township’s existing infrastructure. 5. A common sense approach to reducing traffic congestion. We have coordinated with ODOT on the Montgomery Road improvements and Hamilton County on the Loveland-Madeira/Remington Road intersection improvements. Additionally, I worked to bring the Cincinnati Horticultural Society annual Flower Show to Symmes Park, correct a public safety concern with the Humphrey Road sidewalk construction, and provide gas and electric aggregation as a cost effective option for the residents to purchase their utilities. With your vote, I will continue to deliver the professional leadership that you expect from a Symmes Township trusee. Phil Beck is running for re-election to the Symmes Township Board of Trustees.

The only real path to change is through the voting booth Is it 2012 yet? We are already being bombarded with campaign sound bites and the slowing of government to a less than glacial pace as the election “nears.” I, like so many fellow Americans, am extremely disappointed in our elected officials in Washington. The sad part is, we are again confronted by (so far) a range of less than ideal candidates for president, and the “choice” of voting for many of the same faces in Congress. As far as presidential candidates, we have a governor from Texas who sees nothing contradictory about accusing the Secretary of the Treasury of treason, having, only weeks before, publicly threatened to have his state secede for the Union. There is the current president who rode into town on a wave of hope for change and popularity and looks set to leave town unable to solve the mess he was handed, and, arguably, deepened the problem by inadequate responses. Not one of the other candidates so far looks stellar either, if we are brutally honest. For Congress, may I suggest special wrath on behalf of the voting public? Intransigence for the

sake of political posturing has wrought enormous damage to our country. The silliness is sickening when we look at the level of pettiness they Bruce Healey indulge in, and Community the result is hunPress guest dreds of unfulFederal columnist filled posts, legislation that has not been voted or set aside, notably in the areas of immigration and regulation. As for the economy we all know that they have done nothing to help us except bicker until our debt was downgraded. True, there are some who are still willing to try to reach a middle ground, and they deserve our attention, and maybe our vote.They are few and far between. Part of the problem, I suggest, is that the two-party system is simply too small to hold all of the diversity of opinion that is America today. Personally, like many of my friends, I find that there are ideas on both sides of the aisle

that I can identify with, but there is no party that can represent all our opinions. As the parties become more radicalized, we find we can identify with neither – hence the growing number of independents in America today. Here is my suggestion for 2012: vote. Please just vote. Vote for someone new, someone who will not be beholden to ideology but to ideas. Vote, perhaps for a hopeful independent who can reach across party lines. Use your vote to express your frustration at those who have done so much to damage our country and deepen its woes, instead of serving the public. If everyone were to vote, then we could begin to hope that a new vitality had been injected into our democracy. If each of us got a little more involved, perhaps we can get the professional politicians out, and the people (with a capital “P”) back in. After all, we are the ones meant to be running the country, not the political parties, their ideologies or small radical groups in their midst. Bruce Healey is a resident of Indian Hill.

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Orphan Train often a genealogy roadbock Taking a page from the popular TV BCC show, “Who More about Do You Think You Are?” Orphan Train and the now popular American TV show with the same • There are numerous title, just Orphan Train Rider Stories. Be sure to check them out at: who do you think you derStories.html are? • To request research on Actually, an Orphan Train Rider, please how many print and fill out the form of us are posted at www.orphantrain who we think we Registry_Form2.pdf Trusler are? Mailing address is on the of form. Community us Most probably • Research facility Press guest don’t care; addresses: www.orphantrain columnist but there are some of us who have “bragging rights” Jewish and Catholic immias to who we are. grants could be “AmericanAs a research genealo- ized” if they were removed gist, I’ve found many who from depraved urban surwere so certain they were roundings and placed with descendents from this fami- upstanding Anglo-Protesly or that family to only be tant farming families. disillusioned by the eviHis theories were dence presented that they grounded in the conviction truly aren’t descendents that institutional care stuntfrom whom they thought. ed and destroyed children. Let’s take a few Parents actually gave moments and explore a permission for their children major displacement of fami- to board the trains to live lies in our American history with families out West. that isn’t that far long ago. Most had expectations In fact, some of those that one day they would be persons are able to share reunited with their children. their personal memories of Many were never reunited. what is known as The When the trains arrived, Orphan Trains. families interested in the The perception of the “orphans” came to the sta20th century era was that tions and placements were America was the “land of made with little or no invesmilk and honey.” tigation. The result was that the Local newspapers United States received the announced their arrivals. largest number of Often siblings immigrants than were separatany other country The Orphan Trains ed. Names and in history. This ethnic identity led to insufficient are among the were lost along living conditions. with family most famous A massive contact. episodes in child population The name between 1854 adoption history. changes came and 1929 (75 from adoption years) where an and in many estimated 200,000 cases, there was an orphaned, delinquent, assumption that the chilabandoned and homeless dren were legally adopted children were placed-out. and no formal legal adopMore than 30,000 children tion process was pursued. were from New York City Have you hit a brick wall alone. in your research? Did a trail What was “society” to do of research go cold during with all the orphans and this era? Perhaps you had displaced children who were an ancestor that was on the already roaming the streets Orphan Train. Want to and fending for themselves? know more? The New York Children’s Visit: www.orphantrainAid Society organized “plac- ing-out” of its children. for more information and This term eventually resources and be sure to became known as the take the virtual tour at: Orphan Train Movement. However, most of the chil- /MuseumInterior.html. dren were not orphaned. Fact or Myth: “... our The Orphan Trains are family name was changed among the most famous at Ellis Island.” Get the episodes in adoption histo- answer with the Enumerary. A young minister named tor’s Name Game in the Charles Loring Brace direct- next topic! ed the relocation of children Genealogist Ruthy Trusler lives to families in Midwestern in Loveland. Want to know the and Western states, Canada who, what, when, where, and and Mexico. how of your family history? The theory was that Contact ruthy@ innocent children of poor

The Navy Seals Frog Team akes a moment to visit with the visiting Madeira Mustang football team prior to their game with host CHCA.

A game of Leap Frog Incoming--The Navy Seals Leap Frog Team make their entrance into Lindner Stadium at CHCA.

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy’s first home football game of the 2011 season was more memorable off the field than on the field. The Navy Seals Leap Frog Team delivered the game ball via parachute, and the school honored its newest athletic hall of fame inductees. Madeira defested the Eagles 35-6. GEOFF BLANKENSHIP/CONTRIBUTOR

With the game ball in tow, Navy Seals Chief Warrant Officer Keith Pritchett and Petty Officer 1st Class Isaiah Maring look to land on the field during pregame actvities.

Referee Mike Gibson and Admiral A. B. Cruz prepare for the coin flip for the matchup between CHCA and Madeira.

Navy Seals land safely with the game ball and deliver it to the hands of Admiral A.B. Cruz (center) prior to the start of action between the CHCA Eagles and the Madeira Mustangs. Seal team members are, from left: Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas Kinn, Petty Officer 1st Class Isaiah Maring and Chief Warrant Officer Keith Pritchett.

With the football safely delivered to him by the Navy Seals Leap Frog team, Admiral A.B. Cruz poses with CHCA Hall of Excellence inductees Kasey Carpenter (left) of the CHCA class of 2006 and Kevin Nead (Center) of the class of 2004.

Navy Seal Petty Officer 1st Class Justin Gonzalez brings in the United States Flag while the National Anthem is sung prior to the game between hosting CHCA and visiting Madeira.

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Beginning Watercolor Classes, 2-4 p.m., Kenwood Fellowship Community Church, 7205 Kenwood Road, $8 per class. Presented by Kenwood Fellowship Church. 8915946. Kenwood.

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Karaoke, 10 p.m., Silverton Cafe, 791-2922. Silverton.


Sauce Making, 6-8:30 p.m., Meshewa Farm, 7550 Given Road, Focus on two of the five traditional French leading sauces. Make light chicken pan sauce and bechamel sauce that will be turned into mac and cheese. Ages 18 and up. $40. Registration required. Presented by Dandelion. 812-219-2505; Indian Hill.


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


Dessert with the Doctor, 6-7 p.m., Jewish Hospital, 4777 E. Galbraith Road, “Knee Replacement: Faster Recovery, Less Pain, Better Results” with Dr. Michael Swank. Presentation series with area’s leading orthopedic surgeons. Free. 686-4040; Kenwood.


Hand-Painted Floormats, 6:30-9 p.m., Loveland Greenhouse, 11924 Lebanon Road, Create your own usable work of art. All materials provided. Family friendly. $50. 683-1581. Symmes Township.


Lisa Landry, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, $8, $4 college and military night. Ages 18 and up. 984-9288; Montgomery. F R I D A Y, O C T . 7


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.

Lisa Landry, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $12. Ages 18 and up. 984-9288; Montgomery.


Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Turner Farm, 561-7400; Indian Hill.


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.


Linked Music Festival, 1-8 p.m., Nisbet Park, 210 Railroad Ave., Music by Blessid Union of Souls, Holly Spears Band, James Potts Band, Nick Wing, Marissa Rhinehart Trio, Lee Roessler Duo and Tresler Comet. Concert created to build awareness for the CityLink Center. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Linked Music Festival. 227-4746; Loveland.


Lisa Landry, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $12. Ages 21 and up. 984-9288; Montgomery.


Cornhole Classic II, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Hahana Beach, 7605 Wooster Pike, Double elimination winner’s bracket. Winner wins entry fee back. $40 per team advance; $60 per team. 272-1990. Columbia Township.



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. Through Oct. 29. 985-6742; Montgomery.


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


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


Fall on the Farm Fall Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 9669 S. Ohio 48, Hay rides to pumpkin patch through pumpkin town and pumpkin circus, seven-acre corn maze, paint ball pumpkin, caramel apples, concessions, play area and more. Free admission. 697-9173; Loveland.


Jeffrey K. Tesch, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Madeira Branch Library, 7200 Miami Ave., Author of “Queen City Gothic” discusses Cincinnati’s most infamous murder mysteries. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6028. Madeira.


Warrior Run, 5:30-10 p.m., Bell Tower @ Dogwood Park, Pleasant Street, Both courses start and finish at Bell Tower. All registrants, including children, entitled to food and other after-party events. Includes food booths, carnival-style children’s games and concludes with big-screen movie at dusk at Bell Tower. Benefits Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Surviving the Teens Program. $30 5K, $25 walk; $25 5K, $20 walk advance; $12 ages 13-18; free ages 12 and under; $10 party only. Presented by Cincy Warrior Run. 271-5559; Mariemont.


Tackle Trade Days, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Sell or trade new and used fishing equipment. Free, vehicle permit required. Registration required for dealers or individuals selling items. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663. Symmes Township.

With autumn in the air, St. Paul Community United Methodist Church of Madeira will host its third annual Fall for St. Paul festival from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct 8, 8221 Miami Road, with fun activities for the whole family. A carnival type festival with a giant inflatable obstacle course, carnival games, and face painting will all be free to enjoy. There will also be a live DJ. In addition to the festival, a barbecue, hosted by the St Paul Men’s Group, will also be on tap for the evening. This is the 42nd year for the BBQ Chicken Dinner for the church. Dinners - half a chicken, baked potato, coleslaw or applesauce, roll, a drink and homemade dessert - will be served from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Prices are $9 for adults and $5 for children 6 to 10. Children 5 and under are free. This year they are introducing a Children’s Menu with chicken nuggets, French fries, and applesauce. Meals are available for dine-in or carry out. Proceeds from the dinner go towards feeding the area’s less fortunate at Thanksgiving.


Lisa Landry, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, $8, $4 bar and restaurant employee appreciation night. Ages 18 and up. 984-9288; Montgomery.


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.


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. Through Dec. 18. 985-6742; Montgomery.


Fall on the Farm Fall Festival, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Blooms & Berries Farm Market, Free admission. 697-9173; Loveland.

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.; Loveland.


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ART EXHIBITS Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati Traditional and Contemporary Art, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.



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 to register. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Granny’s Garden School. 324-2873; Loveland. M O N D A Y, O C T . 1 0

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

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.

Hand-Painted Glassware Workshop, 24:30 p.m., Loveland Greenhouse, 11924 Lebanon Road, Learn to paint on glass. Choose wine glasses, glass dishes or glass mugs. Family friendly. $35. 683-1581. Symmes Township.


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


More Signing, Less Whining, 6:45 p.m., Bethesda North Hospital, 10500 Montgomery Road, Includes pre-verbal communication, earlier speech development, enhanced intellectual development, pictorial dictionary and Signing Safari CD. $45 per couple. Registration required. Presented by Signing Safari, LLC. 475-4500; Montgomery.


Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Turner Farm, 561-7400; Indian Hill.


Overeaters Anonymous, Noon, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road, Room 101. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 921-1922. Kenwood. W E D N E S D A Y, O C T . 1 2

HOME & GARDEN Mosaic Stepping Stone Workshop, 6:308:30 p.m., Loveland Greenhouse, 11924 Lebanon Road, Create your own colorful stepping stone. Family friendly. $40. 6831581. Symmes Township. ON STAGE - COMEDY

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.

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ART & CRAFT CLASSES Beginning Watercolor Classes, 2-4 p.m., Kenwood Fellowship Community Church, $8 per class. 891-5946. Kenwood.


Sweat to Ski, 6:30-7:30 p.m. and 7:30-8:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Mondays and Wednesdays through Nov. 16. Small-group personal training program designed to build strength and tone muscles needed for skiing. Ages 18 and up. $270. Reservations required. 985-6745; Montgomery. T U E S D A Y, O C T . 1 1

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

The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden ushers in Halloween with HallZOOween Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 8-9, Oct. 1516; and Oct. 22-23. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Children are encouraged to come in costume and fill up their goodie bags as they trick-or-treat through the zoo. Kids can check out Pumpkin Pandemonium, the zoo’s animal version of trick-or-treating. Phil Dalton’s Theater of Illusion is 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Also on hand are pumpkin carving demonstrations, a pumpkin patch, Halloween animal meet and greets, train rides and the Scare-ousel. HallZOOween is free with zoo admission: Adults, $14; ages 2-12, $10; under 2, free. Visit

Tri State County Animal Response Team Meeting and Training, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Best Friends Pet Care, 11216 Gideon Lane, Situational Awareness/Safety Hands On Training. Volunteer meeting and disaster preparedness training for animal rescue. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Tri State County Animal Response Team. 489-6300; Sycamore Township.


Actor and comedian Sinbad comes to the newly renovated Taft Theatre at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. He has been ranked by Comedy Central as one of the top 100 standup comedians of all time. Tickets are $40. Visit or call 800-745-3000.


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A nice, slow way to a very good crockpot roast Every spring and fall, I check my pantry herbs and spices. Since this time of year many of them go on sale, it’s a good idea to do the “sniff” test and check which ones need replacing. Check out my blog at (Cooking with Rita) for a video on how to buy and store dry herbs and spices. You’ll love my tip about putting an “open” date on the container.

Lottie’s easy crockpot pot roast

Lottie Hilgefort is my daughter-in-law, Jess’, sister and typical of a very busy mom. You may recognize this recipe as I’ve shared my version in the past. After making Lottie’s today, hers is my new “go to” pot roast. It’s that good. Lottie said: “ I adapted this from different recipes I liked until I came to perfection. It is so delicious and moist. I always serve with mashed potatoes, as you have lots of delicious gravy.” 3-4 lb. roast (whatever looks good and is on sale) 1 envelope beefy-onion dry soup mix 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 soup can good red wine 3 tablespoons flour 2 beef bouillon cubes Place roast in sprayed crockpot. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over.

Cook on low eight to 10 hours.

some ovens. I got a call from a reader who said she’d made this in her gas oven, but when she baked the pie in her electric oven, the bag caught fire. I have made it in my electric oven with no problem, but ovens and paper varies, and I’m glad she shared this information. To be cautious, make a “bag” out of parchment paper, which is totally oven proof.

Dutch apple pie Rita jam

T h i s would be great with a pork roast, or as a breakfast jam. And I’ll bet you could melt this with some apple cider or apple juice and make a terrific topping for ice cream and cake. Make it while apples are in season.

Heikenfeld Rita’s kitchen

4 cups prepared fruit (about 1 pound Granny Smith or other tart green apples, 1⁄2 cup raisins and 11⁄4 cups water) 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon or so cinnamon 1 ⁄4 teaspoon allspice 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 4 cups granulated sugar 1 box dry pectin Peel, core and grind or finely chop fruit. Add raisins and water. Measure 4 total cups into large pot. Stir in lemon juice, cinnamon and allspice. Stir pectin into fruit. Bring mixture to full rolling boil on high heat, stirring constantly. Quickly stir in both sugars. Return to full rolling boil and boil exactly one minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and skim off foam. Ladle quick-

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After making Lottie’s easy crockpot pot roast today, hers is my new “go to” pot roast. It’s that good. ly into sterilized, hot jelly jars and wipe rims and threads. Seal. Process in a water bath for five minutes. This makes the jam shelfstable. You can also simply cook up the jam without putting in a water bath, and store in the refrigerator up to three months or in the freezer up to nine months.

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Crystal chili update. From Terry, who said the recipe died with the last surviving family member of the restaurant “a few months ago.” Terry said he makes one close to Crystal’s and I hope he’ll be willing to share it with us for Connie, who requested this heirloom favorite. Thirty-minute veggie soup updated with kale and corn. Marsha Barker made my recipe but substituted kale (added it at the begin-

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Homemade produce wash for apples and other hard-skinned fruit. For the reader who called and said she quit eating apples because of the pesticides, etc. on them. I know you can buy produce sprays, but try this easy one: equal amounts of clear vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Spray apples and let sit a minute. Rinse well. The vinegar helps remove pesticides and toxins.

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Getting that pile cooking now will have your reaping the benefits of fine compost in 2012. Fall is for amending soils. Now is the perfect time to add larger amounts of soil amendments to that veggie garden, annual beds, future planting areas, etc., and till it in. Basically the soil amendments will have 6-7 months to begin to break down in the soil before it is planting time. This is also a great time to have your soils tested, so any needed adjustments in nutrients can be made, again, getting ready for next year’s gardening. So now you can see why gardening this fall really does get your yard ready for gardening next spring! It’s a great time of the year. Don’t throw in the trowel and hang up the shovel. Keep up the gardening. Ron Wilson is marketing manager for Natorp’s Garden Stores and is the garden expert for 55KRC-AM and Local 12. Reach him at columns@

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ors. The Valentine Lady serves as the official spokesperson of the Valentine program in the Loveland area and helps the Chamber make the 2012 Valentine program a success. Nominees must live in the Loveland area zip code (45140), and be able to work with the Chamber Jan. 7, through the end of February, stamping Valentine cards and visiting area schools, businesses, and other community organizations and events. Send Valentine Lady nominations, describing why the nominee should be selected for this honorary position, to the Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce, by mail at 123 S. Second St., Loveland, Ohio 45140, via fax to 513-683-5449, or by email to lovelandchamber@ Nominations must be received at the Chamber office by Nov. 18. All nomi-

nees will be recognized at the annual Valentine Breakfast Feb. 14 at the Oasis Conference Center.

Valentine card contest

The Valentine Committee of the Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce is calling on all Chamber members, business people, artists, residents and students from the Tristate region to submit original artwork as part of its 24th annual Valentine card design contest, sponsored by the Loveland Health Care Center. The Valentine Committee requests that all card designs be related to love and Valentine’s Day. The deadline for submissions in the Valentine Card Design Contest is Nov. 18. For more information about Valentine Lady nominations and the Valentine Card Design Contest Rules, contact the Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce at 683-1544.

Right to Life marking 40th anniversary This year marks the 40th anniversary of Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati. The organization will remember this anniversary at Evening for Life, Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Kolping Center, 10235 Mill Road; social hour at 5:30 p.m., dinner and program at 6:30 p.m. This annual gala for the Greater Cincinnati pro-life community will feature speaker Kristan Hawkins, executive director, Students for Life of America. Hawkins became Students for Life of America’s first executive director in 2006. She has helped more than double the number of campus pro-life groups in the United States, manages SFLA’s staff and daily operations, and serves as the organization’s official spokeswoman featured in many news outlets. Under her direction, Students for Life of America is

increasing membership by using modern technology to help end abortion in United States. Evening for Life will also feature Life Award recipient Mary Clark, 40 Days for Life Greater Cincinnati campaign director; popular emcee Brian Patrick, radio host, Son Rise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio/EWTN 740AM; plus Jim Kathmann, media chairman, to introduce a new key initiative. Tickets are $45 per person; $30 for students. Reserve online at or call 513-728-7870. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Donations contributed during the evening support Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati and Cincinnati Right to Life Educational Foundation projects. For more information see or call 513-728-7870.


Loveland Herald

October 5, 2011





Boy Scouts of America Troop 555 of St. Gertrude Parish in Madeira at Camp Friedlander in Miami Township. From left: first row, John Morris, Jacob Koopman, Quinn Ring, Alex Dumas, Jack Hodges, Will Pappalardo and Reed Dorger; second row, Luke Benz, Nick Theis, Zach Benz, Joe Pappalardo, James Morris, Gabe Gonsalves and McCarty Elkin; third row, Robby Elkin, Jackson Bomar, Ben Finsel, Bob Miller, Charlie Mckay and Brendon McWilliams.

Read this and help Scouts earn merit badge By Jeanne Houck THANKS TO WALTER DUFF

The right ‘Duff’

Eagle Scout Logan Duff gets ready to make a delivery to St. John’s Sandwich Window in Over-the-Rhine, part of his 10-week service project to earn Eagle Scout. Called “Operation: Feed the Hungry,” the project involved leading, planning and executing the making of more than 2,000 sandwiches and the collection of more than 1,200 personal hygiene items which were donated and delivered to the St. John’s Sandwich Window in Over-the-Rhine. Each week seventh- and eighthgrade students from the Loveland Middle School made sandwiches during seventh bell. Duff raised more than $800 through various jobs and business donations to purchase the supplies needed to complete the project. This was a community effort that involved more than 275 people, including students, Scouts, teachers, parents and local business owners. Duff will be recognized for his achievement at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor scheduled for Oct. 8 at Camp Friedlander in Loveland.

MADEIRA – If you are reading this now, you are helping McCarty Elkin earn his communications merit badge from the Boy Scouts of America. Elkin, who is senior patrol leader of Troop 555 at St. Gertrude Parish in Madeira, said one requirement for the badge is to write to a local newspaper and share information on a subject of his choice. Here’s Elkin’s story: “I would like to tell you about how my troop got the Dan Beard Unit Award this year at Scout camp. “This year our Scout troop, Troop 555 from

Madeira, went to Camp Friedlander (in Miami Township) for summer camp. “The camp offers unit, patrol and individual awards. “I am the current senior patrol leader, and it is tradition that our senior patrol leader achieves the Dan Beard Unit Award every summer camp. “For the award, the senior patrol leader has to get his troop members and do many activities. “I had to do things like having three-fourths of all of our troop at a camp-wide event, make camp gadgets and have all Scouts work on advancement. “I had to work very hard

every day to achieve this award since there were 15 requirements that I had to complete. “It wasn't an easy task, but with the cooperation of my troop we were able to earn the award without too much difficulty. “Also, for a number of years, our troop has held one of the highest advancement percentages of any troop in our district, the Blue Jacket District. “This year, we had 16 Scouts attend summer camp and we earned over 110 merit badges.” Get daily Madeira updates by signing up for our email newsletter. Visit www.cincinnati. com/Madeira.

Jeff & Patty Boucher (Loveland) announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Danielle, to David James Diepenbruck, son of Jim & Carolyn Diepenbruck (Bowling Green, OH). Ashley graduated from Loveland H.S. in 2007 and from Bowling Green State University in 2011 with a BS in Biology. David is a 1999 graduate of Bowling Green H.S. and is currently employed with Kellermeyer Co. He is al so studying for an Applied Business degree in Supply Chain Management at Owens Community College. A November 12th wedding is planned at the Rosary Cathedral in Toledo.


Yom Kippur services to be at Chabad Jewish Center

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Rabbi Yisroel Mangel, director of Chabad Jewish Center has announced that traditional Yom Kippur services will be held at the center on 3977 Hunt Road in Blue Ash. Yom Kippur, literally translated as “Day of Atonement,” is a day on which Jews traditionally fast and gather in synagogues to ask God to forgive them for any wrongdoings over the past year. However, Yom Kippur is more than just that. “Yom Kippur is the ‘sequel’ to Rosh Hashanah,” said Rabbi Yisroel Mangel. “On Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, we take resolutions to improve our ways, and in return, we ask God to bless us; on Yom Kippur, we work out the particulars,” he said. This year Yom Kippur begins on Thursday, Oct. 6, at sunset and continues through nightfall on Saturday, Oct. 8. Chabad Jewish Center will host this year’s Yom Kippur services, which begin at 7 p.m. Thursday and on Saturday at 9 a.m. Yizkor, the special memorial service remembering departed loved ones, will take place at noon. Yom Kippur services conclude with the final Shofar blowing at 7:50 pm. All prayers will combine the original Hebrew, as well as translated English. In addition, a simultaneous children’s service – divided by age – run by Rabbi Berel and Ziporah Cohen will accompany the adult services. Tickets are not necessary but reservations are requested. For details or reservations call 793-5200.

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Loveland Herald


October 5, 2011


St. Vincent de Paul board member Robert Gramann (from left), former board member Gary Yerke, Executive Director Liz Carter and board chairman Bart Kohler at the 2010 RetroFittings.


The 2011 RetroFittings Committee, from left: front row, Peggy Mossbarger, Barb Rinehart, co-chair Tamie Sullivan, co-chair Meg Tarvin and Hengameh Nassef; second row, St. Vincent de Paul community relations manager Eric Young, Dianne Brown, Pam Steiner, St. Vincent de Paul Executive Director Liz Carter, Jeanne Howe and St. Vincent de Paul development director Matt Flege; third row, Kathleen Stenger, Donna Dorger and Tina Hawking. Not pictured, Kendra Bach, Julie O’Meara, Linda Mueller, Sherry Steinbeck, Mary Casella and Teri Barnes.

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2011 RetroFittings co-chair Tamie Sullivan (left) and Meg Tarvin.


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The Society of St. Vincent de Paul-Cincinnati is honored to announce event sponsors and co-chairs for the ninth annual RetroFittings fashion show, which will be Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Hilton Netherland Plaza Hall of Mirrors. Local 12’s Jen Dalton will co-host the event. RetroFittings is an innovative fashion show featuring the creations of more than 50 fashion design students from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning utilizing clothing, accessories and other materials from St. Vincent de Paul’s seven thrift stores. The designs are modeled by UC students in a New York style fashion show. Proceeds benefit St. Vincent de

Students from UC’s DAAP take to the runway to model fashions at the 2010 RetroFittings. Paul’s efforts to serve neighbors in need through a variety of social services and programs. Event guests are invited to “rock the bow tie” -- the custom RetroFittings bow tie, designed by NFL linebacker and 2010 RetroFittings host Dhani Jones in conjunction with his national “Bow Tie Cause” initiative. The bow tie sells for $57 with all proceeds going to St. Vincent de Paul. “RetroFittings is a fantastic event – combining the best of fashion with the

spirit of collaboration and community giving,” Jones said. “The St. Vincent de Paul bow tie embodies that spirit and I’m pleased that it will once again help the organization do great things for people in need in Cincinnati.” This year’s event is being co-chaired by Tamie Sullivan of Loveland and Meg Tarvin of Anderson Township. “Tamie and Meg are dedicated to helping St. Vincent de Paul serve others by producing a first-class event.


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Their leadership has helped make RetroFittings an exciting and successful event,” said Liz Carter, executive director St. Vincent de PaulCincinnati. “I am sure that this year’s RetroFittings will top last year’s sell-out event.” This year’s sponsors include the Hatton Foundation, Macy’s, Niehaus Financial Services, Blue Sky Creative, LPK, Paul & Meg Tarvin, Kromholtz Jewelers, The Thomas J. and Linda Mueller Family Fund, ILORI, Frontgate and Huntington Bank. “We are grateful to the sponsors for this year’s show,” Sullivan said. “They are fashion, business, media and philanthropic leaders with a commitment to helping others while fostering creativity and cutting edge fashion.” Sullivan and Tarvin lead a committee including fashion show and music director Sarah Bellamy, UC liaison Ann Firestone, Peggy Mossbarger, Barb Rinehart, Hengameh Nassef, Dianne Brown, Pam Steiner, Jeanne Howe, Kathleen Stenger, Donna Dorger, Tina Hawking, Kendra Bach, Linda Mueller, Sherry Steinbeck, Mary Casella and Teri Barnes. “The committee brings a great deal of passion and talent to the planning of this event,” Tarvin said. “Each member is working to ensure that RetroFittings continues to be the philanthropic fashion event of the year in Cincinnati.” The event begins at 6 p.m. with refreshments, an auction, a raffle and a boutique sale preceding the fashion show. Tickets are available online at or by calling 513562-8841 ext. 225. Follow RetroFittings at and www.twitter. com/RetroFittings. For more information on Dhani Jone’s Bowties for a Cause, visit www.bowtie

Community RELIGION Women’s Bible Study resumed Wednesday, Aug. 31. Women of all ages gather on Wednesdays from 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. The topic is “Living Above Worry and Stress” a Women of Faith The church is hosting a three-part series to promote interfaith dialogue. The series is in commemoration of 9/11. The series ends on Sunday, Oct. 16, with a potluck interfaith dinner at 5:30 p.m. for people of all faiths. Free; open to the public. Ascension is participating in the Southern Ohio Synod ELCA Malaria Campaign through education about the disease and donations from members and various church groups. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288,

Brecon United Methodist Church

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

Chabad Jewish Center

Rabbi Yisroel Mangel, director of Chabad Jewish Center has announced that traditional Yom Kippur services will be at our facilities on 3977 Hunt Road in Blue Ash. Yom Kippur, literally translated as “Day of Atonement,” is a day on which Jews traditionally fast and gather in synagogues to ask G-d to forgive them for any wrongdoings over the past year. However, Yom Kippur is more than just that. “Yom Kippur is the ‘sequel’ to Rosh Hashanah,” said Rabbi Yisroel Mangel, “On Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, we take resolutions to improve our ways, and in return, we ask G-d to bless us; on Yom Kippur, we work out the particulars.” This year Yom Kippur begins on Thursday the 7th of October at sunset and continues through nightfall on Saturday. Chabad Jewish Center will host this year’s Yom Kippur services, which begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday and on Saturday at 9 a.m. Yizkor, the special memorial service remembering our dear departed loved ones, will take place approximately noon. Yom Kippur services conclude with the final Shofar blowing at 7:50 p.m. “We open our doors to the entire Jewish community regardless of background or affiliation or level of observance.” Said Rabbi Mangel, “There’s a family-friendly warmth at our services that melts away any embarrassment for those unfamiliar with Hebrew or new to communal prayer,” All prayers will combine the original Hebrew, as well as translated English. In addition, a simultaneous children’s service – divided by age – run by Rabbi Berel & Ziporah Cohen will accompany the adult services. Tickets are not necessary but reservations are requested. For more information or reservations

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

Bounce into Fall – inflatable fun, games, pumpkin crafts and food – will be noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 16. The event is free and all are welcome. The Fall craft show is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. Proceeds benefit children’s programming. Youth Group meets on Sunday nights (junior high at 5 p.m. and senior high at 7 p.m.) Dinner at 6:30 p.m. is included. The 25th annual Drive Through Nativity will be 5:30-9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11. All are invited. The nativity is free. The church has a children’s weekday program on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Call the church for details. Traditional worship services are 8:20 a.m. and 11 a.m.; contemporary music is 9:40 a.m. every Sunday. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati; 791-3142;

Epiphany United Methodist Church

The church has a new ministry for stepfamilies at Epiphany. Unfortunately, the divorce rate is high and statistics show that more than 50 percent of US families are remarried or re-coupled and 1,300 new stepfamilies are forming every day. Join Meg King, a Certified Stepfamily Coach through the National Stepfamily Foundation ( for this seven-week workshop for blended families. Christian values and behaviors will be the underlying foundation of this course and will help guide couples through the ups and downs of this unique stepfamily dynamic. The group will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. on Tuesdays through Nov. 15. Contact King with questions at The church has an active group of older adults, 55 plus or minus titled “People in Progress. Their purpose includes recreation, fellowship, education and service projects. The group’s annual fall picnic is 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at the Blackhorse Run Clubhouse. They wish to see many people 55plus or minus involved. For information, contact Chester Imhausen at 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

Sunday worship time is 10 a.m. followed by fellowship classes and Sunday School classes. The church has a youth group for seventh- through 12th-grade. The 39th annual Harvest Bazaar will be 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. The event includes a turkey

dinner starting at 5 p.m. with all the trimmings, plus a bake sale, silent auction gift baskets, crafts, a Christmas booth and “People to People” booth. The church is at 360 Robin, Loveland; 683-2525;; and on Facebook.

Loveland United Methodist Church

Plans are under way for the 10th annual presentation of The Living Nativity to be presented from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4. For those new to LUMC, The Living Nativity is an outside guided walking tour through 20 stations featuring a dramatic presentation through drama and song, of the story of Jesus’ birth. More than 1,100 guests attended last year. Preteens, teenagers and adults are invited to come out for this drama “All-Cast Call.” Participants will be invited to read for the directors to be casted for this Christmas outreach offering. Casting is 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, or 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. To obtain an All Cast Call Registration Form, visit the church’s website, or send an e-mail to 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 opportunities for all ages to get connected. The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-1738.

Classes are free and childcare is available. Visit the church website under “Ladies Studies”or The church is at 11251 Montgomery Road;; 489-0892.

New Church of Montgomery

The church is temporarily conducting Sunday services at Strawser Funeral Home, 9305 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash. The church conducts worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays and Study Group the first four Sundays of the month from 9 to 10 a.m. The study group is now studying “Divine Love and Wisdom” by Emanuel Swedenborg. All are welcome. The church is temporarily having services at 9503 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash; 489-9572;;

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 stands. No registration necessary. First communion classes will be Oct. 8 and 15. Typically, the age range is kindergarten through third grade. Call the church for information. The church is at 101 S. Lebanon Drive, Loveland; 683-4244;;

PromiseLand Church

The church is hosting Prayer Revival


Montgomery Community Church

Montgomery Community Church is offering a seven-week class for women who are new to Cincinnati or are looking to connect with their community from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., which began Tuesday, Sept. 20. The class is based on a book entitled, “After the Boxes are Unpacked,” by Susan Miller.

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. 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;

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

A Men’s Breakfast group meets on Wednesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. at Steak ‘n’ Shake in Montgomery. Ladies Bible Study meets at 10 a.m. on Tuesday mornings at the church. Friends in Fellowship meets at 6:15 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month for dinner at the church. A Bereavement Support Group for widow and widowers meets from 10-11 a.m. the second and fourth Saturdays. Sunday worship services are 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Parent Church School meets at 9:30 a.m. the second Sunday of each month. The church is at 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 984-8401;

Sycamore Christian Church

The church is back in full swing at the 9:30 a.m. service. Registration is available online. The popular Progressive Dinner will be at 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15. Sign up at the church or call the office for more information. The church is collecting non-perishable grocery items for the Findlay Street food pantry and seeking volunteers to deliver bread daily from Kroger and Panera. An Intercessory Healing Prayer Service is conducted the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m.

Sunday Worship Service is at 10:30 a.m. Bible Study is at 9 a.m. every Sunday. The church is hosting Ladies WOW Study Group (Women on Wednesdays) at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month. The event includes light refreshments and a study of Beth Moore’s “Stepping Up.” The church hosts Adult and Youth Bible Studies at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. The church is at 6555 Cooper Road, Sycamore Township; 891-7891, www.sycamorechristianchurch.



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

6635 Loveland Miamiville Rd Loveland, OH 45140

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;



EPISCOPAL ST. BARNABAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH 10345 Montgomery Rd. Montgomery, OH 45242


Sunday Worship: 8:00, 9:30* and 11:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. childcare provided*


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

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


Ascension Lutheran Church

please call 793-5200. Chabad is at 3977 Hunt Road, Blue Ash; 7935200;

Loveland Herald

October 5, 2011

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

(513) 984-8401

Sunday 9:30 &11:00 a.m. Loveland High School, off of Rich Rd. 683-1556

EVANGELICAL FREE 5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

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

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



Good Shepherd

A Loving, Praying, Caring Church Join us for Sunday Services

7701 Kenwood Rd 513.891.1700 (across from Kenwood Towne Center) Worship at 5:00pm Saturday and 8:00, 9:00, 9:30 & 11:00 Sunday mornings

Worship Service ...................... 10:00am Church School......................... 11:15am Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities

Pastors Larry Donner, Pat Badkey, Jess Abbott & Alice Connor

360 Robin Av (off Oak St) Loveland OH



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

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 "Claim Your Miracle: Through Worship" Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided


Dr. Cathy Johns, Senior Pastor Rev. Doug Johns, Senior Pastor

Sharonville United Methodist

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

3751 Creek Rd.


PRESBYTERIAN MADEIRA-SILVERWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8000 Miami Ave. 791-4470 Contemporary Worship 9:30 am Fellowship 10:30 am Traditional Worship 11:00 am Christian Education for Children and adults at 9:30 & 11 am

Child Care provided

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Loveland Herald


October 5, 2011

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


Sandra K. Shope

Sandra K. Shope, 63, of Loveland died Sept. 24. Survived by son, Jamie Williams; daughter, Susan (Dan) Tucker; brothers John, Lloyd and Roger Williams; sisters Wanda Guard, Virginia Mounts, Connie Treat, Esther Alexander, Marlene Seibert, Rachel Daniel and Rebecca Smith; grandchildren Danny Ray Tucker, Brittany Williams and Kaitlin Tucker. Preceded in death by parents John and Jeanette (nee Shupe) Williams. Services were Sept. 28 at Tufts Shope Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Loveland. Memorials to: Sandra Shope Fund, c/o Union Savings.




Sharod F. Gales, 31, 890 W. Loveland Ave. H8, arrest-other agency/county warrant, Sept. 20. Juvenile, 17, illegal conveyance or possession of deadly weapon or dangerous ordnance, Sept. 21.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

At 509 Loveland-Madeira Road, Sept. 22.

Identity fraud

At 112 Jacobs Court, Sept. 23.

Illegal conveyance or possession of deadly weapon or dangerous ordnance or illegal possession of object At 11801 Rich Road, Sept. 21.

Leora Ann Ward

Theft vehicle/auto, theft-dangerous drug, theft

Leora Ann “Lee” Ward, 71, of Loveland died Sept. 26. Survived by husband, Michael Ward. Preceded in death by father, Edward M. Staats and mother, Helen (nee Cook) Staats. Services were Sept. 29 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Loveland.

At 816 Sunrise Drive, Sept. 25.

Theft-without consent

At 11020 Lebanon Road, Sept. 21.


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Carrie J. Smith, 65, 5860 Highview Drive No. 4, criminal trespass, Sept. 12. Carl V. Sowers, 55, 805 Carpenter, domestic violence, Sept. 15. Kayla R. Justice, 20, 805 Carpenter, domestic violence, Sept. 15. Clifford C. Stephens, 30, 2575 Woodville, drug paraphernalia, Sept. 15. Angela L. Boone, 31, 10192 Walnut, obstructing official business, Sept. 15. Juvenile, 13, criminal damage, Sept. 16.

Jackie L. Wallace, 53, 951 Paxton Guinea, driving under influence, domestic violence, Sept. 17. Sean D. Miller, 32, 5456 Carter Way, persistent disorderly conduct, Sept. 18. Austin Haverland, 18, 4248 Ohio 743, theft, drug possession, Sept. 18. David C. Osborne, 18, 622 Minor St., theft, Sept. 18. Christina Tolliver, 20, 10061 Grisham, drug possession, paraphernalia, obstructing official business, driving under suspension, Sept. 19.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Female was assaulted at 1005 Ohio 131, Sept. 18.


Jewelry taken; $650 at 6464 Brittany Lane, Sept. 15.

Criminal damage

Substance put into gas tanks of vehicles at Tribble Heat & Air at 5679 Buckwheat, Sept. 13. Siding, door, etc. damaged at 28 Oakview, Sept. 16. Windshield broken on vehicle at 1169 Deblin Drive, Sept. 16. Tire cut on vehicle at 6174 S. Shadow Hill, Sept. 16.

Criminal trespass

Trespassing on property at 969 Ohio 28 No. 90, Sept. 12.

Disorderly conduct

Two students threatened each other at Live Oaks at Buckwheat Road, Sept. 15.

Domestic violence

At Carpenter Road, Sept. 15. At Paxton Guinea Road, Sept. 17.

Passing bad checks

Bad check issued to Sardinia Concrete;

deer, so drive with caution. “Fewer daylight hours, combined with the increased movement of deer due to mating and hunting seasons, increase the risk of collisions,” ODOT Director Jerry Wray said. In 2010, there were 23,201 deervehicle crashes statewide with 1,063 people injured and four people killed. November saw the most crashes with 5,012, or 167 per day. Because many

deer-vehicle collisions go unreported to police and local authorities, the actual number of crashes throughout Ohio may be as high as 60,000 each year. Last year, the areas with the highest number of deervehicle crashes were urban areas: the Mansfield area (Richland County) with 648 crashes, the Canton area (Stark County) with 630 and the Cincinnati area (Hamilton County) with

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The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: Loveland, Chief Tim Sabransky, 583-3000. Miami Township, Chief Stephen Bailey, 248-3721. Symmes Township, Lt. Tom Butler, 774-6351 or 683-3444. $1,831 at Ohio 50, Sept. 15.


GPS unit, stereo equipment, etc. taken from vehicle; $1,010 at 1121 S. Timbercreek, Sept. 12. Stereos, etc. taken from vehicle at 5509 Trenton Court, Sept. 12. Purse taken from vehicle at 1115 S. Timbercreek, Sept. 12. Catalytic converter taken off vehicle at 413 Wards Corner, Sept. 12. Guns taken and credit card used with no authorization at 1560 Ohio 131, Sept. 12. Medication taken at 1893 Pebble Ridge No. 5, Sept. 13. Camera, etc ... taken from vehicle at 5601 Trenton Court, Sept. 13. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $35.04 at Ohio 50, Sept. 13. Bag of hair-cutting supplies taken from vehicle; $800 at 1109 S. Timbercreek, Sept. 13. Bike taken; $250 at 5884 Wade Road, Sept. 13. Money obtained through quick change scam at Ameristop; $50 at Ohio 28, Sept. 13. Copper wire and tools taken from trucks at Duke Energy; over $1,000 at Ohio 28, Sept. 14. Tools taken from vehicle; $415 at 5811 Trenton Court, Sept. 14. Vehicle parts taken off vehicles at Ohio 50 Auto Sales; $400 at Ohio 50, Sept. 14.

620. ODOT advises motorists to use these driving tips to help avoid collisions with deer: • Watch for deer-crossing signs and drive with extreme caution, especially in the posted areas • If you see one deer near the road, expect that others will follow • Watch for deer especially at dawn and after sunset. About 20 percent of these crashes occur in early morning, while more than half occur between 5 p.m. and midnight • Always wear seat belts and drive at safe, sensible speeds for road conditions

Purse taken from laundry room at 600 Commons, Sept. 14. GPS unit, sunglasses, etc. taken from vehicle at Great Clips; $595 at Ohio 28, Sept. 16. Copper taken from AC unit at Church on the Hill at 6541 Arborcrest, Sept. 16. CD player, etc. taken from vehicle at 1891 Pebble Ridge, Sept. 18.

SYMMES TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Rasheka Smith, 54, 1030 Cooke Crossing, theft at 10630 Loveland Madeira, Sept. 15. Christopher Keller, 24, 3248 Harvest Ave., TPO violation at 3298 Harvest Ave., Sept. 15.

Incidents/investigations Identity theft

Reported at 8890 Harper’s Point Drive, Sept. 17.


Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 8713 Harper’s Point, Sept. 18. Attempt made at 12095 Montgomery Road, Sept. 13. Fuel valued at $16 not paid for at 10630 Loveland-Madeira Road, Sept. 18. Pans valued at $500 removed at 11415 Enyart Road, Sept. 15. $3,153 removed without consent at 11891 Shenandoah Trace, Sept. 15.


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