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Loveland students plant 1,000 dogwoods

What to know about Symmes Township’s parks levy Issue would bring in $70K less per year at same millage By Leah Fightmaster

Loveland High School senior Natalie Dall of Loveland settles a tree into its new nesting place. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

A memorial to former LMI trustee Leever By Jeanne Houck

LOVELAND — Ju-DY! Ju-DY! Ju-DY! That’s what a group of Loveland High School seniors chanted as they pushed their way into the woods lining the Little Miami River in Loveland – shovels in hand – Oct. 17 to plant 1,000 silky dogwood trees in honor of Judy Leever. Leever of Loveland, a former Little Miami Inc. trustee, had cancer and died Sept. 29 at the age of 59. Actively involved in Loveland politics, Leever served with many city and community groups, including on the Loveland Inter Faith Effort board of directors. She helped launch the Loveland Farmers’ Market and assisted non-profits with grant applications. “I am glad to take part in this

Loveland High School senior Mahbod Pourriahi of Loveland looks on as senior Alyssa Thiel of Loveland makes a hole for a tree by jumping on a shovel. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

service with my peers, as we are remembering a local heroine and contributing to our dear en-

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vironment,” Loveland High School senior Mahbod Pourriahi of Loveland said. Said senior Natalie Dall of Loveland, “It’s very important that we as seniors set an example for the grades below us. “Service is a fantastic way to give back to the community and everyone should get involved.” Jim Farfsing of Mount Washington, a volunteer with Little Miami Inc. of Loveland, said Leever loved the Little Miami River. “Judy served on the committee that helped clean up the Kings Mills Army depot dump located just a few miles upstream from Loveland, a dump containing many barrels of chemicals which threatened the waters of the Little Miami – waters that we and our children drink every day,” Farfsing said. “Today we stand on one of the

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Symmes Township residents will have their say on Election Day about the maintenance of their local parks. The township’s current 1mill levy, which raises about $641,000 annually, expires at the end of 2012. Originally passed in 2009, the four-year levy raised money for the township’s park maintenance while the township was negotiating the purchase of its newest park, Home of the Brave Park, 11605 Lebanon Road. The Board of Trustees opted for a continuing levy, as opposed to the original term levy, because it has a better idea of how much it will cost to maintain the almost 200 acres of park land, Trustee Phil Beck said. “We know going forward what the annual maintenance

costs are going to be, and know we’re no longer in ‘expansion mode’ (for our parks). … We’re maintaining what we have like we have in the past.” Here are some quick facts about the park operations levy: » It’s a replacement levy, to replace the expiring one passed in 2009. » It’s a 1-mill levy, which is the same as the expiring one. » The levy covers the cost of maintenance for the township’s parks. » It won’t raise taxes – the expiring levy raised about $641,000 each year, and the replacement is expected to bring in about $570,000 annually. » It will cost about $29 per $100,000 of valuation. » It’s a continuing levy, which means it has no set expiration date. The issue will be on the Nov. 6 general election ballot. Facts about the levy can also be found at For more about your community, visit SymmesTownship.

Miami fire engine damaged in crash Unit will be out of service for a while MIAMI TWP. — A fire engine responding to a crash on I-275 was damaged Oct. 12 when it was struck by a car. Fire Chief Jim Whitworth said in a press release firefighters were sent to the scene of a crash about about 9:40 p.m. on I-275 near the Wards Corner Road exit. About 10:20 p.m., after three crew members returned to their fire engine in preparation for leaving the scene, the fire en-

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gine was struck from behind on the left side, causing significant damage, Whitworth said. The driver of the car that struck the fire engine suffered non-life threatening injuries, and was transported to Bethesda North Hospital for treatment, he said. The three Miami Township firefighters, Mike Holloway, Jeff Nagelhout and Rusty King, also were transported to Bethesda North Hospital for evaluation as a precaution. They were released from the hospital, See CRASH, Page A2

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Psychologist, student win Heroes awards LOVELAND — The Partnership for Mental Health has selected Amy Van Strien, school psychologist at Loveland High School, to receive a Mental Health Heroes Award. Only nine people from among numerous nominees from the Southwest Ohio and Van Strien Northern Kentucky region were chosen to receive an award this year. Van Strien won in the education cateJackson gory. The Hero Award honors individuals who have made a difference in the life of someone challenged by mental illness, serving as a role model and offering inspiration to others. The Hope & Heroes Awards were created from an alliance with Mercy Hospital Clermont Department of Behavioral Medicine, the Clermont Counseling Center and the Mental Health Association of Southwest Ohio to help fight the stigma of mental illness and to rec-

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ognize local people who have made meaningful contributions to individuals challenged by mental illness. Mallory Jackson, a senior at Loveland Hill School, will receive the Nancy Minson Advocacy Award, one of the Hope Awards. Only three people received a Hope Award this year. Jackson was selected because of her dedication and courage in bringing awareness to the problem of suicide in our youth and coordinating prevention efforts at Loveland High School. For more about your community, visit Loveland.

Scary times at library

From the littlest ghost to the biggest ghoul, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is offering up a cauldron full of Halloween events at select branches starting Oct. 23 and running through Nov.1. Some Spooktacular highlights at the Loveland Branch are: » Preschool storytime at 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 29, for ages 3 to 6. Children are invited to wear their costumes. No registration is required. » Toddler storytime at 11a.m., Monday, Oct. 29, for ages 1 to 4. Children are invited to wear their costumes. No registration is required.

Symmes has zoning board opening

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LSFD unveils Jackson Street Market By Jeanne Houck

ago,” said Otto Huber, chief of the LovelandSymmes Fire Department. “(It will feature) openair vendors selling new goods like Findlay Market (in Cincinnati’s Over-TheRhine neighborhood). “The Loveland Farmers’ Market (now at West Loveland Avenue and Second Street) will be moving there next year,” Huber said. “Firefighters are hopeful that the Loveland Farmers’ Market and other like opportunities prevail to utilize the space and attract more foot traffic to the trail and the historic district.”

LOVELAND — The Loveland Symmes Firefighters Association hopes by year’s end to launch the Jackson Street Market on the former railroad cargo platform next to the Karl Brown building in historic downtown Loveland. “The new space will incorporate a street market theme that will include overhead screening for weather protection along with electrical and lighting features all placed on a new concrete pad to resemble the old railroad pad placed there decades

Huber said the Loveland Symmes Firefighters Association has hoped to establish the Jackson Street Market – which is also to be a venue for special events – ever since the association bought the Karl Brown building at West Loveland Avenue and Karl Brown Way about 15 years ago. The Jackson Street Market will operate yearround, weather permitting, between the Karl Brown building and the Loveland Bike Trail from West Loveland Avenue to the railroad tracks. Huber said the market is based on a concept by


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artist David Camele of Loveland, who designed the Loveland-Symmes Firefighters’ Memorial at Harrison Street and Railroad Avenue and the Veterans’ Memorial at West Loveland Avenue and Riverside Drive. Each of some 20 spaces planned for the Jackson Street Market will carry the name of a historic Jackson Street business, thanks to help from the Greater Loveland Historical Society. “The firefighters will work with city leaders to establish guidelines for use of the space that fall within the zoning and building codes,” Huber said. “A website will be established to list those guidelines and applications for use.”

Huber said the Loveland Symmes Firefighters Association has been working with Loveland city employees, especially members of the Public Works Department, to establish the Jackson Street Market. The Loveland Symmes Firefighters Association and the city of Loveland long have cooperated on community projects, Huber said. “The city of Loveland and the firefighters have worked collaboratively for many years on the parking lots for the historical district as well, and on providing space for the East Loveland Nature Preserve and the knothole team playing field as well as the East Loveland salt dome located at the firefighters’ property on East Loveland

Avenue,” Huber said. Gary Vidmar, assistant Loveland city manager, said hopes are that the Jackson Street Market opens in time for the annual Christmas in Loveland event scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 15. “The city of Loveland and the Loveland Symmes Firefighters Association are excited to bring the Jackson Street Market to historic downtown Loveland,” Vidmar said. “The market will provide a central location for vendors to sell their products during community events and other special occasions throughout the year. “The city hopes that it becomes the catalyst for increased year-round traffic to our local businesses,” Vidmar said.


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Woman thanks life-saving crew By John Seney

MIAMI TWP. — Vicki Kolb of Woodspoint Drive got a chance to thank some of the township rescue crew members who saved her life. “There aren’t any words to express my gratitude,” Kolb said at the Oct.16 trustee meeting. Kolb was reunited with and personally thanked four of the five rescue crew members who responded to her home Sept. 4. The rescue crew members receiving certificates of appreciation at the meeting were John Dold, Dana Nichols, Shane Matthews

and Bob Foppe. A fifth member of the team, Ralph Vilardo, could not attend the meeting. Vicki’s husband, Victor Kolb, said he received a call from his wife Sept. 4 saying she was not feeling well and to come home. As he was heading home, he told his 11-yearold daughter to call 911. Fire Chief Jim Whitworth said when rescue crew members arrived, Kolb was in cardiac arrest, had lost consciousness, had no pulse and had stopped breathing. The rescue crew members initiated life-saving procedures before transporting her to Bethesda

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Miami Township rescue crew member Dana Nichols gets a hug from township resident Vicki Kolb, with back to camera. Nichols and other rescue crew members were honored at the Oct. 16 township trustee meeting for saving Kolb’s life. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS North Hospital, Whitworth said. “Her pulse came back and she began breathing,” Whitworth said. “By the time she got to Bethesda North she was talking.” “It was truly a case of being in the right place at the right time,” he said.

“They (the rescue crew members) were just doing their job, but they did it all correctly. I am so proud they rose to the occasion.” Victor Kolb said the doctors at Bethesda North told him the rescue crew members “saved her life.”

BATAVIA — Clermont County employees will have a option of saving money on health care costs by selecting a highdeductible health plan in 2013. The Clermont County commissioners Sept. 26 voted to renew its health insurance plans, adding the high-deductible plan to two traditional plans offered through Humana. Commissioner Bob Proud said the high-deductible plan was just an option; employees could remain with one of the traditional plans. Steve Ashe, account manager with Horan Associates Inc., the county’s health care consultant, said the new option would have deductibles of $2,500 for an individual and $5,000 for a family.

Premiums would be lower than the traditional plans and employees would be eligible to open a health savings account, which would be funded by the county. Employees can use the health savings account to pay for medical expenses not covered by insurance. Unlike a flexible spending account, money in a health savings account is not lost at the end of the year if not used. The commissioners agreed to contribute $1,000 to the health savings accounts for individual employees selecting the high-deductible plan and $2,000 for employees selecting family, employee plus spouse or employee plus children coverage under the high-deductible plan. The county’s total projected health care cost for 2013 is $11.1 million.

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Prosecutor race pits longest-serving vs. newbie Gannett News Service In the four years Janaya Trotter has been a lawyer, she’s represented defendants in 13 criminal cases in Hamilton County. Her opponent in the race for Hamilton County Prosecutor, incumbent Joe Deters, has put? almost twice that many murderers on death row. “Just because you are well-known does not mean you are well-liked,” Trotter said. Big results matter more than big talk, Deters countered. “If your son or daughter was murdered, who do you want to chase the bad guy?” Deters asked. Trotter responded that she prosecuted “thousands” of criminal cases as an assistant Cincinnati solicitor handling misdemeanor cases before she became a private attorney. Hamilton County’s Prosecutor oversees an office of 178 employees, including 110 lawyers who prosecute criminal cases ranging from traffic tickets to murder. They also serve as attorneys for county government in civil suits. The race pits a veteran Republican crime-fighter and powerful politician against a feisty but inexperienced Democrat. Deters was Prosecutor from 1992-1999 and 2005present with a stint as Ohio Treasurer in between. He

also has served as head of the Hamilton County Republican Party. Trotter believes Deters’ office focuses too much on violent, serious crimes. A greater focus should be given, she said, to the more numerous “non-violent, smaller cases” where creative solutions need to be found. For example, before someone is convicted of domestic violence, she calls for having the accused abuser go through an abuse-prevention program and for the victim to get counseling. That’s because so many domestic violence cases, she said, are dropped because the parties reconcile. Her plan, she said, will help reduce jail overcrowding. “It takes a prosecutor’s office that’s not going to pass the buck and say ‘That’s not our job,’ ” to get her suggested programs implemented, Trotter said. That’s the ideology of an inexperienced lawyer with little practical experience who never has held elected office, Deters believes. “Just because I coach my kid’s football team doesn’t mean I should be coaching the Cincinnati Bengals this week,” Deters said. Trotter attacked Deters, the longest serving Prosecutor in Hamilton County history, for being a part-time prosecutor. “He has not been very visible,” Trotter said. “Just

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because someone says you can do the bare minimum doesn’t mean you should.” The Hamilton County Prosecutor is a four-year term that pays $123,313 annually. Because Deters has an outside law practice, Ohio law mandates his part-time Prosecutor salary to be cut to $88,135. Deters voluntarily took the cut a few years ago, he

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said, to save one of his employees from being laid off. “That’s just a pay classification,” Deters said. “That has nothing to do with how much time I spend as Prosecutor. I guarantee you it’s at least 40 hours” per week. Deters has a private law practice in the office of attorney Stan Chesley.

MIAMI TWP. — Township officials have been conducting a survey to obtain feedback from residents on the services the township is providing. Administrator Larry Fronk said a link to the survey was emailed to residents in the township database. There Fronk was information about the survey in the township newsletter mailed to residents and a link posted on the township website at The survey was intended to help officials begin preparing the 2013 budget, Fronk said. He said final results have not been tabulated, but “the satisfaction level is ‘overwhelmingly satisfied’ with the services provided by all departments.” Survey participants were asked to rate on a scale of one to five how important certain issues were to them. The issues included


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Chamber honors business leaders who give back By Roxanna Blevins

business and their responsibility as a member of a community,” said chamber board member Brian Kutcher. Kutcher, managing partner of Texas Roadhouse in Milford, accepted the Large Business of the Year Award for the restaurant in 2007. Two of each award Small Business of the Year, Large Business of the Year and Investing in Our Future - will be presented, one to a business in Milford and one in Miami Township. Odom Industries Inc. is this year’s recipient for Large Business of the Year Award for Miami Township. Tim and Rita Odom,

MIAMI TWP. — Six businesses in Milford and Miami Township will receive awards at this year’s C.O.V.E.R. (Corporate Organizations and Volunteers of Excellence Recognition) Awards, Thursday, Nov. 1. The dinner, which has been held annually since the 1950s, is a way to recognize and thank businesses in Milford and Miami Township for giving back to the community. It is hosted by the Milford Miami Township Chamber of Commerce. “I think (giving back is) a very important part of a

owners of Odom Industries have sponsored or supported OneWay Ministries, American Cancer Society of Cincinnati, Boy Scouts of America and other organizations. Small Business of the Year Award for Miami Township will go to The Printing Place. Owner Nancy Middleton has served as president for the League of Women Voters of Clermont County and has sponsored and participated in the Clermont County Board of Developmental Difficulties and the Clermont County Humane Society Golf Outing. She also donates items for silent auctions for multiple non-prof-

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it organizations. Bite Restaurant will receive the Investing in Our Future Award for Miami Township. CenterBank will receive the Large Business of the Year Award for Milford. CenterBank employees are involved in organizations including United Way, the Clermont Chamber of Commerce and the Ohio Bankers Association. CenterBank employees

receive the award, serves as president of the Milford Youth Baseball Association, and serves on the Milford Youth Baseball board of directors. He has coached youth sports for more than 20 years. He worked with City Manager Jeff Wright to restore Riverside Park and expand programming for both baseball and softball. Special recognition will be given to Sora’s Towing, First Baptist Church of Milford and the Clermont County Transportation Improvement District. “We wanted to let them know the township, city and chamber thank them for their service,” said Karen Huff Wikoff, chamber executive director. The dinner is Nov. 1 at R.S.V.P., 453 Wards Corner Road. Reservations for the business dinner are $40 per person. For more information, or to make a reservation, call Huff-Wikoff at 831-2411.

also have been involved in events like National Night Out, Milford Adventure Challenge Bowman and Backpacks for Success. Kirk Jewelers will be the recipient for Small Business of the Year Award for Milford. Owner Joe Kirk has sponsored or donated to organizations including Teen Response, American Heart Association and various school sports, music and art programs. He also has volunteered as vice president for the Historic Milford Association. MidWest Construction Co. will receive the Investing in Our Future Award for Milford. One Volunteer Service Person of the Year Award will be given at the event, as well. Bob Bowman, who will

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Various students wave flags from their countries during the recital. LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Primrose students celebrate cultures By Leah Fightmaster

Whether their families are from Japan, Argentina, Pakistan or Scotland, students at a local school celebrated all cultures through song, dance and costume. Primrose School of Symmes, a national company with franchise schools across the country offering preschool, kindergarten and after-school care at 9175 Governors Way, hosted its annual “Celebrating Cultures” event Sept. 26. Parents and relatives arrived to see their child and their classmates perform songs from around the world, many dressed in garb from their own family’s background. Students and their families also brought food, much of it homemade, that is representative of their cultures. Three rooms were designated for visitors to sample dishes from different regions of the world, which included Europe, Asia and the Americas. Susan Mattick, franchise owner of the Primrose School of Symmes, said the students have

Student Anna Christos gives fellow classmate Connor McLaughlin a hug after finishing a song. LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

been working on the songs since school started about five weeks ago. She added that the event tied in with a global cultures lesson, with each week having a new theme of either sports, people, music, or children from around

Students and their families sample food from the Americas at the Celebrating Cultures event. LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

the world. About 22 different countries were represented, with many of the students as first-generation Americans. Students weren’t separated by classes or regions, so many classes had multiple cultures represented together, Mattick said. “In any class, you could have 10 or15 different countries represented,” she said. The Symmes school hosted its event during the same week as Primrose schools across the country, putting the near-120 students in company with about 30,000 other Primrose students. A parade of cultures was planned to take place before the recital, but rain forced them to cancel it for the second year in a row, Mattick said. The school also moved the event to the evening this year, instead of during the school day, so more families could participate in it. Food was also set up together so everyone could sample dishes from around the world, she added. For more about your community, visit SymmesTownship.

Students also played instruments they made in class to complement their songs. LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Students at the Primrose School of Symmes perform a song for their families dressed in traditional clothing from their cultures. LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Kindergarten teacher Amy Edwards, left, holds up the lyrics to a Spanish language song with music teacher Kim Rodarmel, right, to help the kids sing their song. LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS





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Loveland clinches ECC, plays for Becca The Loveland Varsity Lady Tigers played host to the visiting Kings Knights for the final volleyball match of the inaugural Eastern Cincinnati Conference season, Oct. 13. Both teams entered the game tied for first place at 8-3. Winner of the match would determine the Eastern Cincinnati Conference title. The day started out perfect as both the Loveland and Kings volleyball communities completed their 2012 fundraiser for Becca Kniskern, a beautiful 6-year-oldgirl fighting a battle with Leukemia. Becca was in attendance and was all smiles during her introduction as she looked into the packed house of fans sporting yellow t-shirts with the slogan

Becca Kniskern hangs out with some of the Loveland High School volleyball team. The team, along with Kings High School volleyball, recently completed their fundraiser for Becca, who is fighting a battle with Leukemia. PROVIDED

“Becca’s Believers, We’re Playing for a Cure.” The volleyball play was excellent as both teams were fired up for a chance at the conference title. It was a hard fought battle, but in the end, the talent and

teamwork of the Loveland Lady Tigers was too much to overcome for the Kings Knights. Loveland claimed the crown in a three-game victory (25-21, 25See VOLLEY, Page A11

Loveland ladies land 1st ECC title By Scott Springer

LOVELAND — With a 6-0 run in their inaugural Eastern Cincinnati Conference season, the Loveland girls tennis team will forever have a “first” on their prep resumes.

The 2012 campaign also marked a return to the top for the Lady Tigers who had won Fort Ancient Valley Conference titles from 2007-2010 before finishing tied for third last year. “We were looking forward to getting back on that train,” coach Jeff Sharpless said. “That’s al-

ways my expectation; to win the championship.” For his 14-3 (6-0 ECC) season, Sharpless was also named the league’s first coach of the year. “It’s all the players,” he said. “I’m like Sparky Anderson. I just See TENNIS, Page A11

Mount Notre Dame's Sandy Niehaus extends for the ball during her first-round match at the OHSAA state tennis tournament at Ohio State Oct. 19. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


St. Xavier Oct. 22 at Wyoming, after deadline.

Week nine football

Girls soccer

» Turpin ran its record to 9-0 with a win at Loveland Oct. 19, 21-6. Spartans quarterback Connor Jansen ran for 105 yards and a score and connected with JR Stoll for another touchdown. Ryan Millikin added 66 yards and a touchdown. The Tigers were led by Graham Peters who rushed for 125 yards and a touchdown. Next game: 5-4 Loveland is at Milford Oct. 26. » Moeller (6-3) couldn’t hold a 21-point lead Oct. 20, losing to Lakewood St. Edward 49-42. Senior running back Dwayne Aaron completed St. Edward’s comeback with a 26-yard touchdown run with 4:21 left in the game. The Eagles (9-0) went into the game ranked No. 2 behind St. Ignatius in the Associated Press Division I statewide media poll. Senior quarterback Spencer Iacovone scored two touchdowns on the ground and threw for a third and senior running back Keith Watkins gained 175 yards and scored a touchdown for the Crusaders. Moeller’s at Lockland Stadium with Louisville Trinity Oct. 27.

Boys soccer

Loveland senior Katie Hoderlein hits a forehand in her ECC second-round tournament match against Milford's Brittney Lovdal Sept. 28 at Lunken Playfields. Hoderlein advanced to the quarterfinals of the Division I sectional in Mason this season. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

» Loveland beat Kings in Division I sectional action 5-0 on Oct. 18. Jonny Williams scored a pair of goals for the Tigers. The win put Loveland in a match with Elder on Oct. 22 at Hamilton, after deadline. » Moeller shut out Western Brown 8-0 Oct. 15. Junior Zach Bonn scored twice for the Crusaders in the Division I sectional game. The Crusaders avenged an early season loss to Walnut Hills Oct. 18 with a 2-1 win over the Eagles. Trey Lonneman and Dan Marchionda had the goals. The win put Moeller in a match with

» Loveland beat Lakota West 2-0 in the Division I sectional Oct. 20. Justine Perl had the shutout for the Lady Tigers.


» Mount Notre Dame beat Hughes Oct. 18, 25-5, 25-10, 2513. The Cougars advanced to play Glen Este at Lakota East on Oct. 20. MND beat the Lady Trojans 25-14, 25-11, 25-17 to advance on to play the Beavercreek-Fairmont winner Oct. 27 at Springboro. » Loveland beat Turpin Oct. 20, 25-22, 25-16, 17-25, 25-22 in Division I sectional action at Withrow. The Lady Tigers advanced to play Ursuline on Oct. 22, after deadline.


» Mount Notre Dame’s Sandy Niehaus advanced to the semifinals in the Division I state tournament to face Ursuline’s Mehvish Safdar. On Oct. 20, Niehaus defeated Safdar for the third time this season to move to the state championship match for a third straight year. In the state final against Lauren Golick of Westlake, Niehaus won the first set 6-4, lost the second 7-5, then retired because of injury - trailing in the third 5-3.

District cross country

The following athletes advanced from the district meet at Corwin-Nixon Park in Mason Oct. 20 to the regional meet at Troy Oct. 27: » Moeller - 10. Zach Hoffman.


» Moeller finished seventh in the state tournament in Columbus Oct. 19-20. Matthew Wetherill tied for 12th at 161, Andrew Benza tied for 27th at 165 and Quinn Sullivan tied for 38th at 168.

Moe invades the Scarlet course By Scott Springer

KENWOOD — Coming off the second-lowest Cincinnati East sectional score ever with four Crusaders at 291, Moeller golf coach Rick Bohne hoped to duplicate the effort at Ohio State’s Scarlet course. In high school golf, it’s all about peaking at the right time. “I think the last couple of weeks of the regular season and certainly the sectional and districts was some of the best golf we played,” Bohne said. “They don’t hand out any awards in August.” In 26 years of coaching, Bohne has been to the state tournament 16 times now. That’s three individ-

uals and 13 teams. “Funny thing is, you remember the ones that were close,” Bohne said. “They still bug me.” This year’s squad was led by senior Andrew Benza, a firstteam Greater Catholic LeagueSouth selection. “He tied for medal in the sectional and was tied for second in the Bohne district,” Bohne said. Just behind Benza has been fellow senior Matthew Wetherill and another senior Mason Eckley. “Those two kids (Benza and Wetherill) have been our anchors

all year,” Bohne said. “We’ve had other guys play well. Mason Eckley is our most experienced. He was at state two years ago with that team.” As Eckley can attest to, the Jack Nicklaus-designed course can be a bear. Along with bunkers, crooks, crannies and creeks, Mother Nature also comes into play. “It plays different, according to the weather conditions,” Bohne said. “It’s hard to begin with. You’ve got to have the ideal day. They put the pins in tough spots. You have to put it center of the green most of the time.” With two left-handers on the team, Evan Probst and Quinn Sullivan, Bohne had hoped to solve

Moeller senior Mason Eckley takes a practice shot from the trees during the OHSAA state tournament at the Ohio State University Golf Club Oct. 19. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS any angle by weather or by course design. At the end of day one Oct. 19, Moeller was fourth. Senior Wetherill shot 79, sophomore Sullivan had an 80, senior Benza 81, and

senior Probst 82. However, senior Eckley faltered with a 92. Oct. 20 didn’t go any better for the Crusaders with some wind See GOLF, Page A11


Loveland men end season with 2 wins The following are submitted summaries. The Loveland men’s varsity soccer team ended its regular season with two solid wins on Wednesday, Oct. 3, and Thursday, Oct. 11. Loveland 5, Turpin 0 – In the Oct. 3 Turpin match, the clock counted down for 27 minutes during the first half as the Spartans and the Tigers battled each other to score. Kyle Mattes took possession and lobbed one up and in from the 40-yard line. The Spartans’ goalie far forward and out of position - was unable to make a play for it. The score remained 1-0 Tigers at the half. Marty Bixler added to Loveland’s lead as soon as the sescond half got underway. Play got physical as Loveland’s scoring attempts increased and Turpin had several yellow cards issued. Defenders Bohn, Mattes, Vogt and Wagner again found strength in their numbers and kept the Spartans shooting high and wide. Center defender and co-captain Karl Mattes worked hard at keeping the backline organized and made two crucial last-second clears off the line that otherwise were goal-bound as the Spartans tried their best to draw Tiger defense and keeper, Lundeen, out of position.

Up at midfield, Ethan Conte and Ryan Melink also turned in very strong performances this match. Kyle Mattes scored once again for Loveland and Jonny Williams racked up two goals, as well. Nick Ranieri was credited for two assists. The final score was 5-0 Loveland. Loveland 3, Milford 0 – A determined Loveland squad took the field against rival Milford, Oct. 11. Despite a series of early tries at the net, the Tigers could not finish until 17 minutes had elapsed. After collecting a ball sent forward out of the midfield by Kyle Mattes, Marty Bixler worked it in close and grazed one into the corner netting. Milford countered hard until the half ended keeping Tiger defense on its toes. Five minutes before the half, it was Connor Wagner’s turn to race down an Eagle ball and dramatically clear it off the line. The second half saw Collin Melink sent to the turf inside the box. The resulting penalty kick by Marty Bixler, put Loveland up 2-0. Ten minutes later, Kyle Mattes – driving far in up the middle - dished a ball off to Jonny Williams as he crashed the net from the left side to score it. The Tigers' final record was 5-1-0 (ECC) and 11-4-1 overall.



The 2012 Loveland men's junior varsity soccer team finished as ECC champs. They are, from left: Front, Iain Abbott, Isaac Gordon, Joseph Lynch, Michael Barnell, Matthew Noland, Keith MacKenzie, Nathan Reigle, Joey Papa; middle, coach Tino Mam, Joseph Distler, Luke Davis, Kyle Oblong, Drew Austin, Adam Rubikas, Adam Paulson, Michael McManus; back, Jared Witt, Dillon Frees, Josh Leonard, Sam Fjelstul, Peyton Terry, Evan Burig, Jacob Price, coach Fallon, coach Dunlap. Not pictured: Ryan Melink and Olisa Okafor. THANKS TO DAVID NOLAND

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put them in the right spots.” Making ECC first team for Loveland was sophomore first singles player Devin Lally. Also receiving league honors were senior Sarah Hoderlein and junior Lauren Schneider as second-team first doubles. Making honorable mention, was third singles senior Natalie Dall. Unfortunately, none of the Lady Tigers made it out of the Division I sectional in Mason. Lally was seeded third, but fell short to Sycamore’s Grace Kays 6-7, 6-3, 6-4. “She was real disappointed she lost,” Sharpless said. “Credit Sycamore. I think they pushed


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and light rain. Their combined score was 335, compared to 322 on day one. In the end, Bohne’s bunch finished seventh. Bohne figured the favorites going in to be Dublin Jerome, the defending champ, Dublin Coffman, New Albany and the local Mason Comets.

with Dall mainly handling non-league matches and doubles. Loveland also featured a sophomore second doubles team that finished 7-3 (5-0 ECC) in Sophie Greenberg and Paige Smith. “Last year, I purposely kept a bunch of freshman on varsity knowing that would give them a year of varsity experience,” Sharpless said. “It paid out in the long run and we’re happy about that.” Greenberg and Smith could figure into Loveland’s singles plans next season with the departure to graduation of Katie Hoderlein and Pittman. “All of those girls are looking to see who’s going to come up behind Devin (Lally),” Sharpless said. “Hopefully, they try to surpass her. That’s what you want your players shooting

WITH THE CINTBALL APP! BENGALS FOO The Loveland High School volleyball team are the ECC champions. In back, from left, are Sarah Marlatt, Lindsay Flaherty, Sidney Thomas and Carly Beckstedt; front, Christy Flaherty, Lauren Blumberg, Erin Mautino, Jessie Blumberg, Paige DeWitt, Kayla Senters, Maddie Whitaker, Rachel Griswod, Allison Kluge and coach Mary Luning. PROVIDED in black ink before every game. The hard work paid off as the Lady Tigers went on to win 15 of their next 17 matches including 8 ECC

victories to set up the final showdown against Kings. For the seniors, it was a perfect ending to their high school volleyball careers.

He was correct on three of those as Jerome won the title again, with Coffman third and New Albany fourth. Many good schools don’t even make it. St. Xavier wasn’t in, nor was Cleveland St. Ignatius. Again, it’s when schools peak, according to Bohne. “The two best teams this year that won probably 90 percent of the tournaments we played in were Upper Arlington and Pickerington North and neither one of

them made it,” he said. What it boils down to is the mental preparation of a teen-ager. It’s not easy. “You never know how your players are going to react,” Bohne said. “I know it’s not just another tournament, but to play well, you have to do the things you did in the other tournaments.” He has seen players go both ways, but never tires of the experience in Columbus. “It never gets old for me,” Bohne said.

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Anne Juenger, a junior, is a member of the Otterbein University volleyball team. The daughter of Steve and Mary Ann Juenger, she is a graduate of Ursuline Academy and is currently an early childhood education major at Otter-

for - for the stars - trying to be the best player they can be.” The rest of the league also returns some younger players as second-place Walnut Hills and thirdplace Turpin will have youthful racquets moving up. “Megan Burke of Walnut was a nice young player,” Sharpless noted. “Also Katie Bercz of Turpin. Her brothers play. They’re a good tennis family. She’s going to be tough in the future.” The future for the Loveland girls entails more tennis indoors. Some take private lessons and the rest occupy the various roofcovered courts around town like Harper’s and Five Seasons. In the meantime, Sharpless begins the boys season in late February.


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23, 25-13). When the final shot from senior Lindsay Flaherty hit the floor, the stands cleared and the celebration of the season began – a season that started with two straight ECC conference losses on the road to Anderson and Kings. The season began with a little bit of doubt by many, but there was never any doubt among the Loveland players. After the first two divisional losses, the team rallied around their team slogans, “Together” and “We Believe.” Many of the players even wrote this reminder on the inside of their wrist

through a couple of their players who didn’t regularly play singles and their doubles team made it.” Sharpless is encouraged by the fact Lally has two more years of high school tennis to go. “She’s getting better every day,” he said. Almost making districts for Loveland was senior Katie Hoderlein, who finished the regular season 11-9. Defeating her in the sectional quarterfinals was Sycamore’s Jamie Pescovitz, 6-3, 6-3. “She got injured in that last match,” Sharpless said. “She pulled a leg muscle. She was kind of disappointed because she thought she could’ve won if she had her health.” Mikayla Pittman was also a senior at third singles, as was Natalie Dall. Pittman was 11-4 overall,

bein. The Otterbein Cardinals, under the direction of sixth-year head coach Monica McDonald, Juenger compete in the Ohio Athletic Confer-

ence and are a member of NCAA Division III. The team is currently 8-5 this season and ranked No. 14 nationally by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). To share news of your college athlete, please email mlaughman

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I refused to be punished by the irresponsible financial actions of Loveland City Council. Why should we taxpayers bear the burden for the unwise decisions of this council majority and city manager? A council that has over paid millions of dollars for property that continues to have no development, save for a farmers market and circus trapeze? That gave the city manager a raise and bonus after he sought employment elsewhere, then proceeded to drive away the Loveland Amazing Race, one of our city’s premier charitable and region’s fun event? That overspent on salaries, PR consultants, never-ending frivilous MSD lawsuits and governmental perks. That now has taxpayers facing a 4 percent to 20 percent rate hike in water bills to fund an unnecessary new water tower, when we have a redundant backup water service contingency agreement with the city of Cincinnati? I personally can live with just a once yearly leaf pick up. Heck, I can live with no leaf pick up at all. What I cannot and will not support is a permanent 25percent income tax request by the “spend, spend, spend it all” crowd at city hall. We taxpayers are required to live within our means, in good times and in bad. Isn’t it about time for our self-proclaimed “leaders” to do the same? Even though we may have elected them, government mismanagement should not fall on the taxpayer to fix. Especially not by a permanent 25 percent tax increase. Throwing more money at the problem has never been the

solution. Join me with a resounding no vote on this tax issue. Please don’t be fooled by those orange and black “yes” signs. This ballot issue is not about “fire and EMS” as it reads. Fire and EMS is supported by its own levy, not this income tax issue nor the general fund. Just wait a year or two, a fire and EMS levy renewal (which I hope to support) will be before the voters. Paul Elliott Loveland

Police academy a gift to community

Loveland is full of surprises; I have recently discovered another. The Loveland Citizen's Police Academy is a gift to our community from the Loveland Police Division. It is a 10week course planned and scheduled by Officer Chad Caudell. Many officers volunteer their time and talent for this program. City government and the justice branch are also represented. From my participation in this class I have learned so much. It is refreshing to meet the police face-to-face. I appreciate the many talents, skills, diversity and quality of our Police Division. My thanks to all who made this experience possible. Mary L. Cleland Loveland

History of Symmes parks

Did you know that in 1990 Symmes Township did not actually have any developed parkland? In the late ’80s the trustees at that time sent out a survey to find out if the community had any interest in developing parks and green space in the community. The response was


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very positive. A Park Committee was appointed and in a couple of years resulted in the passage of a five-year two-mill levy in 1990. Symmes Park was developed and additional green space was acquired. The community had invested in the beginnings of a park system in the township. In 1994 the community passed a five-year, 2-mill replacement levy for the purpose of maintaining the existing parkland and expanding the park system. In 1999, a five-year 1.85-mill replacement levy was passed and in 2004 and 2009 the replacement levy millage was decreased with a 1.2-mill replacement levy and a 1-mill replacement levy. During this time the community invested in its park system and improved the quality of life for everyone. In 2007 a special levy of .9 mills was approved that allowed for the purchase of property and development of The Home of the Brave Park. Eight new parks were opened in the community between 1991 and 2012. On Nov. 6 the community will once again have a choice to make regarding the park system they previously invested in and created through the process of renewing the initial park levy over the past 22 years. Because Symmes Township is now at a point of simply maintaining all the parkland it has developed over the years, a continuing levy for the maintenance of the parks was placed before the voters. This 1-mill replacement levy will provide the funds needed to maintain existing parkland. Regardless of what choice we make it is important to vote on Nov. 6. John C. Borchers Fiscal Officer Symmes Township

Ask questions, check facts before voting Every election is critically important. As a United States citizen it is our obligation to become informed about the issues and candidates before we cast our vote. Issues and candidates impact our lives. There are endless debates about citizen’s rights and societal obligations, but there is a deafening silence when it comes to individual responsibilities and personal accountability. What is your Eppa Rixey COMMUNITY PRESS stance on this topic? You need to GUEST COLUMNIST decide, because this is at the core of the political debate raging in the United States of America today! The current political process rewards talented speakers and charismatic personalities. Superior oratory skills often determine who is elected. It is our job to listen to “what” is said rather than just focusing on “how” it is delivered. Ask questions and check the veracity of candidates’ facts before you vote. What role should the federal government have in the redistribution of your personal assets? How much say should the government have in your personal health care? Can the federal government tell you

how to pursue your religious beliefs? Should the government be a “partner” in your business or your employer’s business? What about the government being a partner in the businesses you are competing against? Or, should the government be a central force to maintain a level playing field and stable infrastructure, allowing individual businesses to either flourish or fail, based upon their own individual merit? Currently a tremendous amount of private investment capital is sitting on the sidelines. Successful individuals own much of this capital. This powerful economic engine will only roar to life if there is some assurance of a stable tax environment with incentives to take the risk. The Liberty Alliance Cincinnati has more than 500 members. We maintain strong relationships with other similar groups in Ohio and around the country. Our mission is to educate the electorate, promote involvement in the political process and protect and support fair and accurate elections. Please join us in our efforts to preserve our great country. Eppa Rixey IV is president of the Liberty Alliance Cincinnati.

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CH@TROOM Oct. 17 question Have you watched and will you watch the presidential and vice presidential debates? How will the debates affect your decisions?

“Yes, I have watched a little of the debates. It is a tough thing to watch right before a person is trying to fall asleep at night. “I am not thrilled with the lack of presidential behavior by both candidates. They seem to set on bashing each other and trying to convince the public that the other guy is wrong and I am right. This type of behavior sums up what is wrong with today's government and its leaders. We have become a nation of red and blue states. Elected officials vote in line with their party not necessarily what is best for the nation or what the majority they represent want. Compromise is the key. I have been a long time admirer of Olympia Snowe. She said it best, 'Public service is a most honorable pursuit and so is bipartisanship.’” M.A. Huculak “I am watching the debates, but I have already made my mind up on who I will vote for. I am curious to see if Obama can debate without a teleprompter. In the last debate he looked totally lost.” D.D. “Yes I have, and yes I shall. My

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decision was made years ago to dump the socialist poseur president!” J.G. “Yes, I have watched them. I have been watching the conduct of the president and vice president since they were installed in their offices in 2009, so I am quite aware of why I feel the way I do about them. “My mind was made up long ago and everything I've seen and heard in the last few months because of the campaign merely reinforces my views, and thus, the debates will only affirm my opinion. “Frankly, it surprises me that anyone who has not been in a coma for four years could not have made up their mind already.” Bill B. “I am watching the debates, more out of curiosity than any-



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thing else. I already voted for Romney, basically because he at least has an outside chance of getting us out of this mess our economy is in. It is in a hole and it is pretty clear that Obama will just keep digging, with never-ending spending and more and more debt.” T.H.

of becoming more informed, and I was assaulted with a president who seemed to care less about being there and listening to the answers rather than repeating the same non-relative statements over and over. Maybe his teleprompter was missing!” J.K.

“I watched the first two, and they were certainly eye openers! “Romney was articulate and informed with the presence to make an impressive president, something I haven't seen portrayed until now. “Joe Biden looked like a lunatic, laughing at questions about Iran, Lebanon and a host of other very serious topics. I'm guessing that the Jewish population, both here and in Israel, don't find any of it funny. They're under constant threat, and most likely never go to bed at peace. And this man is one step from being president in a crisis? “He was rude, condescending, and should be ashamed of himself. He wasn't even polite to the moderator, shaking his finger at her and shouting, and interrupting to the point that she lost control, not to mention making it very difficult to listen to what Paul Ryan had to say. It looked like a smoke screen to me. “What was sad was the fact that I watched with the intention

“Yes, I watched the first two. I will not watch the rest. I don't need too. My decision has been made for quite some time and the debates will not affect my decision. Anyone that is still indecisive about how they will vote hasn't been paying attention.” J.S.K. “I watched the first presidential debate, and I may watch the second. It won't affect how I vote. I just watch in incredulous fascination as Mitt Romney tries to lie his way to the presidency and present a tax plan that is mathematically impossible (although maybe using some of the new Cayman Island math it could work). “Also, I enjoy watching him play a sincerely empathetic person, especially since if he gets elected his policies will help decimate the poor, the elderly, veterans, students along with teachers, police and firemen. “It is sort of like watching the devil dress up in a Christian empathy costume for Halloween. En-

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tertaining, interesting, yet at the core, manipulative and evil.” I.P. “I've watched most of the previous two debates, but even though my mind is already made up I plan to watch the remaining debates. R.V.

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Anna Ralston (left) of Reading and Kelly Greivenkamp of Monfort Heights played Little Princesses. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Mike Rochester, as the Jester, and Cathy Alter, as the Minstrel, sing "Normandy." TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Queen Aggravain, Karen Sence, places one tiny pea under the mattresses. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS


East Side Players conclude summer season with ‘Once Upon a Mattress’ production

Wide-eyed Anne Wessinger of Blue Ash plays a "Little Princess" in this early scene. She's a first-grader at Maple Dale Elementary. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

The East Side Players concluded another successful summer of delightful musical theatre with the very popular production of “Once Upon a Mattress.” The musical comedy ran for eight evening performances in mid-August at the Blue Ash Recreation Center Amphitheatre. The play (music by Mary Rodgers and lyr-

Part of the crew are sound technicians, from left: Noelle Plageman, Alex Pregel, both of Blue Ash, and Garret Oester of Kenwood. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS


ics by Marshall Barer) was written as an adaptation to the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale “The Princess and the Pea” and is always a popular choice for high school drama programs and community theatre groups. Here are a few scenes from the show.

Photos by Terrence Huge/For The Community Press

Leah Sence, as Lady Larken, and Chris Toney, as Sir Harry, sing "In a Little While." TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Claire Rowe, a Lakota West senior, sings "The Swamps of Home" as Princess Winnifred. She's surrounded by the "Ladies in Waiting." TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, OCT. 25 Art Exhibits Nature Through the Seasons, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 6300 Price Road, The Gallery. A collection of nature paintings and prints by Ann Geise, artist from Batavia. 677-7600. Loveland. Dave Laug Exhibit: Mo’Vida, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn. Dave describes his painting style as energetic; his goal is to put more life into his paintings through color, movement and the way it all comes together. Free. Through Oct. 26. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Cooking Classes Cooking Class: Oktoberfest Zinzinnati Style, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares - Symmes Township, 11344 Montgomery Road, Mark Khyudak prepares some of Cincinnati’s German heritage foods. $45. Reservations required. 489-6400; Symmes Township.

Exercise Classes Cardio Dance Party, 6-7 p.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, 4865 Duck Creek Road, Classes incorporate variety of dance styles, including jazz, hip-hop, Latin, jive and more danced to popular music. $10. 617-9498; Madisonville. Christian Yoga, 7-8 p.m., CourtHouse Fitness Center, 8229 Camargo Road, Begins and ends with short meditation from the Bible. 10-class pass for $70. 271-3388. Madeira.

Health / Wellness Frankly Speaking About Colorectal Cancer, 6-8:30 p.m., Cancer Support Community, 4918 Cooper Road, With Dr. Edward Crane, medical oncologist. Address current treatments and symptom management strategies. 791-4060; Blue Ash. Cancer Grads Networking Group, 6:30-8 p.m., Cancer Support Community, 4918 Cooper Road, Cancer survivors that have completed treatment connect and support each other through professionally facilitated networking group. 791-4060; Blue Ash. American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, 5-9 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Through Oct. 29. Learn skills to become professional lifeguard. For new lifeguards. $350. Registration required. 985-0900. Montgomery.

p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Jonathan, temporarily blinded by a head injury, and Hilda, a classic geek, learn about friendship in this funny and moving play. Ages 7 and up. Free. 761-7500. Amberley Village. Montgomery.

FRIDAY, OCT. 26 Art Exhibits Nature Through the Seasons, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 677-7600. Loveland. Dave Laug Exhibit: Mo’Vida, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Cooking Classes

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

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

On Stage - Comedy Troy Baxley, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$14. 984-9288; Montgomery.


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Antiques Shows Moeller High School Antique Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Moeller High School, 9001 Montgomery Road, More than 80 dealers. Concessions available including baked potato soup. Benefits Moeller High School Band. Family friendly. $5. Through Oct. 28. 921-7400. Kenwood.

group discussions of Type 2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg, certified diabetes educator. $30 all four sessions, or $10 per session. 271-5111. Madisonville.

Holiday - Halloween

Natural Dye, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Explore mysterious nature of wool and splendor of natural dyes during harvest season with Heartfelt Handworks’ Susan Gilbert. Explore dyeing with foraged materials, traditional mordanting and hands-on experience dyeing. $50. 6832340. Loveland.

Trunk or Treat, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Trinity Community Church, 3850 E. Galbraith Road, Familyfriendly Halloween/Harvestthemed event. Treats, games, activities and prizes. 791-7631. Deer Park. Halloween Costume Party, 7 p.m., Art of Ballroom Dance Center, 10792 Montgomery Road, Vendors include Skyline Chili and Samantha’s Salon. Music by a DJ upstairs and Azucar Tumbao downstairs. $15. 489-7305; Sycamore Township.

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Music - Acoustic Leadfoot Johnny, 7:30 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, Free. 2479933; Montgomery.

Troy Baxley, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, $8-$14. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Healthy Cooking Classes, Noon-1:30 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Peachy Seiden discusses nutrition and health while preparing two delicious, simple and easy meals. Ages 18 and up. $30. Registration required. 315-3943; Silverton.

Support Groups

Exercise Classes

Motherless Daughters Support Group, 7-8:30 p.m., Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Road, For adult women who have lost or miss nurturing care of their mother. Free. Through Dec. 20. 489-0892. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Free, donations accepted. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Book discussion group. Open to everyone who desires healthy loving relationships. Donations accepted. 673-0174. Blue Ash. Family Education and Support Group for Addiction and Codependency, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 10345 Montgomery Road, For people who suffer from addiction, their families and friends, to come together in a supportive, confidential support environment. Free. 432-4182;

Cardio Dance Party, 10-11 a.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, $10. 617-9498; Madisonville.

Holiday - Halloween Trick or Treat, 6:45-7:45 p.m., Mercy St. Theresa, 7010 Rowan Hill Drive, Indoor trick or treating with residents. Free. 2717010. Mariemont.

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

On Stage - Comedy

Art & Craft Classes

Festivals Fall Family Fest, Noon-4 p.m., Five Seasons Family Sports Club, 11790 Snider Road, Petting zoo, pumpkin patch, face painting, lunch/snacks, games, prizes, crafts and more. $19. 469-1400; Symmes Township.

Health / Wellness Health Fair, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Five Seasons Family Sports Club, 11790 Snider Road, Various local not-for-profit organizations, Hamilton County Sheriff IdentA-Kid materials, local physicians and health food and vitamin vendors provide variety of health and safety lifestyle information. Family friendly. Free. 469-1400. Symmes Township. Diabetes Conversation Maps, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates, 4460 Red Bank Expressway, Suite 100, Small

Health / Wellness Frankly Speaking About Lung Cancer, 6-8:30 p.m., Cancer Support Community, 4918 Cooper Road, Presented by Dr. David Waterhouse. Information about most current treatments, strategies for symptom management and tools for survivorship. With Dr. Apurva Mehta. 7914060; Blue Ash.

Cooking with the Chef, 7-9 p.m., Five Seasons Family Sports Club, 11790 Snider Road, Cooking demonstration followed by sampling of items with chefs from area restaurants. Includes wine. $30. Registration required. 469-1400. Symmes Township. Barresi’s Classical Italian, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares Symmes Township, 11344 Montgomery Road, With new owner, Sarah Wagner. $50. 489-6400; Symmes Township.

Join the city of Montgomery for a family-friendly Pumpkin Walk from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. Families can stop by Pioneer Park, 10505 Deerfield Road. Kids should come dressed in festive Halloween costumes and collect goodies along the pathway. Candy walks are at 3:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Families can also enjoy magic shows, a petting zoo and hayrides. Bring a camera for a photo stop. This is a free event and geared towards children ages 10 and under. Rain will cancel this event. For more information, please call 891-2424 or visit THANKS TO FAITH DICKERHOOF

On Stage - Children’s Theater Rumpelstiltzkin, 11 a.m.-noon and 1-2 p.m., UC Blue Ash College Muntz Theater, 9555 Plainfield Road, Performance by the Frisch Marionette Company. Adapted from Brothers Grimm’s version, story teaches importance of making promises you can keep and perils of exaggerating truth. $5. Presented by ARTrageous Saturdays. 7455705; Blue Ash.

On Stage - Comedy Troy Baxley, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$14. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Pets Cat Adoptions, 1-3 p.m., Ohio Alleycat Resource, 5619 Orlando Place, Volunteers answer questions about the cats. Presented by Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Clinic. Through Dec. 30. 871-7297; Madisonville.

Religious - Community Fall Day of Quiet, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Self-directed daylong retreat. Quiet space and simple contemplative framework for guidance in how to use the day.

$20. Reservations required. 683-2340. Loveland.

Shopping Finery and Fleas, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Sycamore High School, 7400 Cornell Road, Antiques, crafts, silver, furniture, collectables, house wares, jewelry, books, holiday items, sporting goods, electronics and toys. Free. 852-1901; Montgomery.

SUNDAY, OCT. 28 Antiques Shows Moeller High School Antique Show, Noon-4 p.m., Moeller High School, $5. 921-7400. Kenwood.

Art Exhibits Nature Through the Seasons, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 677-7600. Loveland.

Holiday - Halloween The Halloween Bash, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road, Scavenger hunt, costume contests, Halloween Panty decorating contest, raffles and free goodie bags for children with registration. Benefits The Jaymie Jamison Foundation for Cervical Health. Free. Reservations required. 405-3085; Blue Ash.

On Stage - Children’s Theater Madcap Puppets: Rumpelstiltskin, 2-3 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn Gallery. Spinning straw into gold sounds impossible, but that’s exactly what Rose must do in order to win the King’s favor and save her father’s life. With the help of a mysterious troll, the piles of straw are spun into gold, but Rose must guess his name or give him her firstborn child. Musical adaptation. $10 per family. Registration required. 272-3700; Mariemont.

On Stage - Comedy Troy Baxley, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$14. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Cardio Dance Party, 6-7 p.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, $10. 617-9498; Madisonville.

Cat Adoptions, Noon-2 p.m., Ohio Alleycat Resource, 8717297; Madisonville.

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Do-Ahead Mediterranean Appetizers and Desserts, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Cooks’ Wares Symmes Township, 11344 Montgomery Road, Diane helps prepare variety of appetizers and a few desserts to serve to your friends and family during the holiday season. $65. Reservations required. 489-6400; Symmes Township.

tian Church, 677-7600. Loveland.

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

On Stage - Comedy Nikki Glaser, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, Comedian and talk-show host. $8-$12. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Health / Wellness

Religious - Community

Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Braxton F. Cann Memorial Medical Center, 5818 Madison Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. 686-3300; Madisonville.

A Short Course in Quakerism, 7-8:30 p.m., Cincinnati Friends Meeting, 8075 Keller Road, Paul Buckley, Quaker author presenting. Ages 16 and up. $5 per session or $45 for all 10 sessions. Through Feb. 21. 207-5353; Madeira.

Karaoke and Open Mic

Support Groups

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

Family Education and Support Group for Addiction and Codependency, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Free. 432-4182; Montgomery.



Art Exhibits

Art Exhibits

Nature Through the Seasons, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 677-7600. Loveland.

Nature Through the Seasons, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 677-7600. Loveland.

Cooking Classes

Dining Events

It’s in the Bag, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares - Symmes Township, 11344 Montgomery Road, Classes honor nature’s bounty by featuring freshest in-season ingredients each month in all-new recipes. $50. Reservations required. Through Nov. 20. 489-6400; Symmes Township.

Dinner with Salsa Friends, 8-10 p.m., Cactus Pear Southwest Bistro, 9500 Kenwood Road, Private Room. Group dinner held on the first Friday of the month. $10. 791-4424; Blue Ash.

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

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31 Art & Craft Classes Portrait Painting and Drawing Class, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Deborah discusses, with weekly demonstrations and one-on-one instruction, how to achieve spontaneity, character and life in your figure painting. $80 per month. Reservations required. 259-9302; Mariemont.

Art Exhibits Nature Through the Seasons, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 677-7600. Loveland.

Cooking Classes Kid’s Healthy Cooking Classes, 4-6 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Peachy Seiden, registered dietitian and nutrition science instructor, teaches children to be more health conscious by encouraging them to make healthy food choices and teaching them how to prepare and cook nutrientdense meals. Ages 11-14. $40. Registration required. Through Dec. 5. 315-3943; Silverton.

Holiday - Halloween Festapalooza, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Montgomery Assembly of God, 7950 Pfeiffer Road, Fellowship Hall. Candy, games, prizes, bonfire, costumes and more. Free. 793-6169; Montgomery.


On Stage - Theater

Art Exhibits

Playhouse in the Park Presents: Accidental Friends, 1-3

Nature Through the Seasons, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., River Hills Chris-

Health / Wellness Health Screenings, 10 a.m.noon, Owens Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, Free. 784-0084. Silverton. Pre-Diabetes Class, 9-11 a.m., Jewish Hospital Weight Management Center, $20. 686-6820; Kenwood.

On Stage - Comedy Nikki Glaser, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$12. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater West Moon Street, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, West Moon Street, by Rob Urbinati and directed by jef Brown. Young Lord Arthur is deliriously happy, just down from Oxford and engaged to be married, when a mysterious palm reader predicts that he will commit a murder. A proper English gentleman, Arthur believes it is his duty to get this killing business over with before he marries. But his education has not provided him with the required skills, and a hilarious series of mishaps ensues as he sets about finding a victim. $17. Through Nov. 18. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

SATURDAY, NOV. 3 Benefits Salvation Army Fundraiser and Doll Auction, 11 a.m., Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church, 5125 Drake Road, Called auction of handdressed dolls, including handmade outfits and accessories 12:30 p.m. Assortment of refreshments provided. Free parking available. Benefits Salvation Army Toy Shop Auxiliary. Free. 762-5638; Indian Hill.

Cooking Classes Healthy Cooking Classes, Noon-1:30 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, $30. Registration required. 315-3943; Silverton.



Spooky treats for your Halloween parties

Use a natural popcorn or one that just contains salt. Out of all my recipes, these are the favorite with both the kids and adults. They taste like the kind of gourmet popcorn balls you buy at the mall. Crunchier than the recipe for Jell-O popcorn balls, which is on my blog, popcorn balls are

⁄4 cup light corn syrup ⁄4 cup butter 2 teaspoons vanilla 22⁄3 cups confectioners’ sugar 1 cup mini marshmallows Orange food coloring (optional) 3


Set aside: 20 cups popped corn placed in sprayed bowl (I used three bags microwave salted popcorn)

Pour liquid over popcorn, quickly coating popcorn. Spray hands. Form into balls. Store covered at room temperature. Tips from Rita’s kitchen When making anything that has a sticky coating, spray everything: the spatula, the bowl, your hands. Homemade microwave popcorn: Put 1⁄4 cup popcorn in a brown paper bag. Fold top over a few times and secure. Place folded side up for 2 to 3 minutes or until there is 5 seconds between pops.

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Rita’s easy popcorn balls have a vanilla marshmallow coating. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD. Remove unpopped kernels before making treats: Put popped corn into colander and unpopped kernels will sink to the bottom. That way no one will break a tooth, or worse, by biting into something with a hard kernel.

Meat face cheese ball

For the adult party!

Favorite cheese ball recipe, enough to fill mask (check out my video on my blog for a good one) 1 skeleton-like Halloween face mask 1 pound very thinly sliced prosciutto or other deli meat, cut into small pieces 2 slices pimento-stuffed green olives

Line mask with plastic wrap. Layer lunch meat all around. Press cheese ball mixture into mold and

make sure you press firmly so that you fill the mold. Refrigerate until firm. Unmold and remove wrap. Place olives in for eyes. Serve with crudités or crackers.

Easy black cat cookies

The kids will have fun making these. Have them sticking out of a hollowed out pumpkin.

l cup creamy peanut butter 1 ⁄3 cup water 2 eggs l box chocolate cake mix Popsicle sticks SugarCandy corn, red hots

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat together peanut butter, water and eggs. Add cake mix and blend. Form into l1⁄2-inch balls and place on cookie sheet. Push in a Popsicle stick. Flatten with bottom of glass dipped in sugar.

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Meals-to-go business opens in Loveland Delish In A Dish (mealsto-go) opened Oct. 1 at 3307 Montgomery Road in Loveland. Delish In A Dish uses fresh ingredients from quality vendors to prepare your meals to go from scratch. The Delish In A Dish

menu changes daily featuring such signature dishes as: south of the border egg white breakfast burritos, low fat cranberry chicken, balsamic infused rice pilaf, sherry and lobster bisque, and strawberry spinach and blue cheese salad. The restaurant allows

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Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Check out her blog at /cookingwithrita/. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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The grandkids this year are excited about Halloween. Luke is going to be Pac Man, Will is a special forces soldier, Jack is a stormtrooper and Eva is her favorite bird, a blue macaw. Little Emerson, 3 months, hasn’t “decided” what she’ll be but I’m sure Mom Courtney Rita will dress Heikenfeld her for the RITA’S KITCHEN occasion. I’ve been experimenting with different kinds of popcorn balls and am sharing my favorites, along with other fun recipes for Halloween.


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Check road status before buying home The nation’s housing slump left many home builders and developers in dire financial straits. As a result, many homeowners failed to get things they were promised in their subdivisions. That failure

even extends to the streets in some areas. Deb Heim moved into the Monte Vista subdivision in Green Township eight years ago. She has a landominium in which the homeowners association

takes care of the grounds outside her house. “We pay a monthly fee that covers all the mowing, snow removal, lawn care, maintenance, that type of thing,” Heim said. While gardening is covered by a homeowners association in a landominium, snow removal usually is not. That’s normally done by the city or township. But in this subdivision the roads were not able to be built according to code, so they could not be dedicated and taken over by the township. “When Ameritek built here, the road that came up the hill, it’s not wide enough and the pitch is wrong so it has to be a private drive,” Heim said.

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paving is pegged at around $50,000. The homeowners association is now talking about a special assessment to see if they can raise the money among themselves to pay for the final paving. Although this is certainly not the way it’s supposed to be in a subdivision, the developer tells me such private roads are not unusual these days. If you’re in the market for a home, check the roads to make sure you know whether they are public or private. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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more than 300 names to the registry of potential bone marrow donors. Then last week, they learned that one of those potential donors matched a man suffering from chronic myelogenous leukemia. Cincinnati Hillel Engagement Professional Sarah Ganson said, “The Talmud says ‘whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world.’ We are humbled to have played our small part in connecting this man with a donor who might save his life. And we hope that many more matches will be found through our drives.” Gift of Life has a registry of more than 200,000 in 40 countries. Through this

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Barbecue sauce to China? Xavier MBA students say yes Xavier students who won a Best Paper Award include lead professor Mee-Shew Cheung and team members Danielle Hamlyn (45208), Lauren Kaminsky (45208), Sharika Anderson (45227) and Casey Hamlyn (45208). Their 30-minute presentation addressed the global market opportunity analysis of introducing Kraft Barbecue Sauce to China. The lead professor was Dr. Mee-Shew Cheung. THANKS TO LAUREL BAUER

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pleted a global market opportunity analysis, examining the viability of introducing a new product or service to an international market. Twelve students were nominated to participate in the 2012 Best Paper Competition Aug. 24. They presented their work to three judges from the Board of Executive Advisors of the Center for International Business at Xavier’s Williams College of Business: Dr. Christopher Panczyk, program manager at General Electric, Dr. Vivek Narendran of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and Mr. Phil Foster, vice president and chief risk officer of Catholic Health Initiatives. Best Paper Award went to lead professor MeeShew Cheung and team members Danielle Hamlyn (45208), Lauren Kaminsky (45208), Sharika Anderson (45227) and Casey Hamlyn (45208). Their 30-minute presentation addressed the global market opportunity analysis of introducing Kraft Barbecue Sauce to China. Runners-up were: Lauren Kinker (45236), Allison Pozega (45044), Stephanie Salak (45246) and Scott Tungseth (45220), and lead

professor Cheung, and William Cloppert (45241), Kirk Edwards (45249), Mark Hanlon (45213) and Jason Riveiro (45202), whose lead professor was Thomas Hayes. “This competition allows our students to gain real world experience and insight into the challenges of conducting a global market opportunity analysis,” said Cheung, director of Xavier’s Center for International Business. “Doing this exercise better prepares them to help their employers explore overseas expansion opportunities. They learn to determine how to increase your business when the home market is not growing.” The Best Paper Competition is sponsored by the Board of Executive Advisors of Xavier’s Center for International Business. A total of $2,600 in awards is given to three finalist teams. The competition encourages students to seek applicable value from their participation in study abroad. The coursework includes pre-trip lectures, country research and a post-trip team project, enhancing students’ awareness of the forces of globalization and strengthening their managerial skills

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Honoring Vincentians The Society of St. Vincent de Paul-Cincinnati had its annual Fellowship Banquet Sept. 8 at its West End Outreach Center. The banquet honored Vincentians and other volunteers for their service in fulfilling The society’s mission to give hope and assistance to our neighbors in need. Vincentians in attendance cel-

ebrated Mass before being treated to dinner and Christian concert featuring local artists Agape Alive and ROMANS. Vincentians are members of conferences, which are volunteer groups working out of Catholic parishes serving people in need living in each parish’s respective communities.

Bob Meade, president of the St. Jude conference in Bridgetown, was honored for 30 years of service as a Vincentian. Meade is with St. Vincent de Paul-Cincinnati District President Andrew Curran, left, and Executive Director Liz Carter. THANKS TO ERIC YOUNG

Earle Clayton, from the St. Theresa Little Flower conference in Mount Airy, was recognized for 30 years of service as a Vincentian. Clayton is with St. Vincent de Paul-Cincinnati District President Andrew Curran, left, and Executive Director Liz Carter. THANKS TO ERIC YOUNG Bob Johnson, of the St. Antoninus conference in Western Hills, received the Top Hat Award for exemplifying the qualities of The Society’s founder Frederic Ozanam. Johnson is with St. Vincent de Paul-Cincinnati District President Andrew Curran, left, St. Antoninus Conference President Mick Douthat, middle right, and Executive Director Liz Carter. THANKS TO ERIC YOUNG

Helen Whalen of the St. Theresa Little Flower conference in Mount Airy received the Fires of Faith Award for contributing to the spiritual growth of her community and her fellow conference members. Whalen is with St. Vincent de Paul-Cincinnati District President Andrew Curran, left, St. Theresa Little Flower Conference President Carol Gabis, middle right, and Executive Director Liz Carter. THANKS TO ERIC YOUNG

Carol Herbert, received the Top Hat Award for exemplifying the qualities of The Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s founder Frederic Ozanam. Herbert is with St. William Pastor Father Andrew Umberg. THANKS TO ERIC YOUNG

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Chorus giving concert to 2 high schools The Southern Gateway Chorus is offering a free 30-minute concert to two area high schools to be scheduled on a mutually agreed date in 2013. For several years concerts have been offered to benefit Greater Cincinnati area high school choral programs.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED BEFORE THE SYMMES TOWNSHIP ZONING COMMISSION November 7, 2012, 6:30 p.m. Symmes Township Administration Building 9323 Union Cemetery Road, Symmes Township, Ohio 45140-9312 Case No: Symmes 2012-01, Text Amendment - Article XVIII Subject Property: The text amendment is applicable to an area of approximately 9.29 square miles located in the northeastern section of Hamilton County identified as Symmes Township Applicant: Symmes Township Board of Trustees Application: An Amendment to the Zoning Resolution to incorporate Sections 519.04 and 519.13 of the Ohio Revised Code into the zoning resolution. Public Review: The application and development plan for zoning amendment may be examined during normal business hours at the following offices: Brian Elliff Zoning Inspector Symmes Township 9323 Union Cemetery Rd Symmes Twp OH 45140 513-683-6644

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Procedure: After conclusion of this hearing, the matter will be considered by the Symmes Township Zoning Commission. The Commission’s recommendation will be submitted to the Symmes Township Board of Trustees for its action. THE SYMMES TOWNSHIP ZONING COMMISSION Carol A. Sims, Secretary Individuals requiring special accommodations to participate in or attend any meeting or hearing should call the Zoning Office at 683-6644 seven days prior to the meeting.

ing an award-winning men’s chorus sing on the same concert with students strengthens participation, particularly of boys, in the school’s choirs. This year the offer is being expanded to any Greater Cincinnati area high school. Any high school choral

director can “opt in” for the chance to win this offer by sending an email by Oct. 24 to with your name, title, email address, and school district name. What will happen next is that your school will be listed on the website

starting Nov. 5. Until Thanksgiving, students, parents, or residents in your district will have the opportunity to vote for their school. The two schools with the most votes will each win a free performance. “Some may think this is a ploy to recruit students

into Southern Gateway,” chorus president, David Beaudry said. “That’s simply not the case because recruiting high school students is strictly against our organization’s policies. This is all about supporting singing as a beneficial, life-long activity.”

Inman fights for cancer care Loveland resident Ted Inman, CEO of OHC in Cincinnati, participated in the Community Oncology Alliance Hill Day. Inman joined more than 90 patients, advocates and health care professionals to advocate on Capitol Hill about the many issues facing cancer care including drug shortages and de-

creasing access to care due to clinical closings. Inman met with staff from U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt and U.S. Sens. Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown to discuss the issues. Inman attended three meetings with local legislators as part of a full day of legislator meetings. Patients, advocates and

health care professionals converged in Washington, D.C., for the COA Hill Day 2012. This is the fourth year the group has lobbied on behalf of cancer care as part of a joint COA and Community Oncology Alliance Patient Advocate Network mission to address the issues facing the cancer care delivery sys-

tem. “Four out of five cancer patients in this country are treated in community settings,” Inman said. “Our community’s own cancer doctors struggle to treat their patients. We need to fix the system and protect community cancer care for current and future cancer patients. ”

Children’s Israel Exchange Program a continued success Hadassah Hospital pediatric surgeon Dr. Yaron Armon concluded a oneyear fellowship, training with Dr. Marc Levitt at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He returned to Jerusalem in August to use the expertise gained in Cincinnati to increase the capability of performing complex colorectal surgery in Israel. Armon worked closely with the late Dr. Eitan Gross and saw him as a

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mentor. Gross was one of the first doctors invited to Children’s when the Israel Exchange Program was just in its infancy stages. Levitt is the director of the Cincinnati Children’s Colorectal Center and is one of the visionaries behind Children’s Israel Exchange Program. He has well-established friendships and collaborations with pediatric surgeons in Israel and is an honorary member of the Pediatric Surgical Association of Israel. He travels to Israel on an annual basis to participate in complex colorectal reconstructions performed there in conjunction with Israeli surgeons. During a brunch in Armon and Levitt’s honor, it was announced that Children’s is establishing the Eitan Gross Fund in memory of Gross, which will support short-term training opportunities for pediatric surgeons as well as other physicians from Hadassah Hospital to spend two

We are pleased to honor Darlene Green Kamine’s lifetime of achievements as the first Community Honoree and Difference Maker.

Hadassah Hospital pediatric surgeon Dr. Yaron Armon was honored during a brunch for concluding a one-year fellowship, training with Dr. Marc Levitt at Cincinnati ChildrenÕs Hospital Medical Center. Pictured are Nina Paul, Armon, Hadassah Cincinnati Chapter co-president Sharon Casper and Levitt. THANKS TO GAYNA BASSIN weeks each year in Cincinnati. The initial funding will provide one scholarship a year for three years in memory of Gross, and there will be opportunities for people to add more funding to extend the scholarships beyond three years. Children’s is co-sponsoring a major Pediatric

Chronic Care Conference with Hadassah Medical Organization for Dec. 2-5 in Israel. At least 500 people are expected to attend, with many speakers from Children’s. Hadassah will make a formal announcement of the establishment of the Eitan Gross Fund at a memorial session with Gross’s family as part of the conference.


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Camp instructors (from left) Cyclones assistant coach Matt McDonald, head coach Jarrod Skalde and Karlis Zirnis, of Total Package Hockey, speak to campers before drills begin.

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Jackson Hampton listens intently during a break in the action at Cyclones youth hockey camp.

Henry Beblo (left) and Jackson Hampton take a break between drills during hockey camp at Indian Hill Winter Club.

Cincinnati Cyclones youth hockey camp made the Indian Hill Winter Club its home for the first time this summer. Local children got a break from the summer heat by strapping on pads and hitting the ice with the Cincinnati Cyclones. The hockey team conducted three weeks of camps at the Indian Hill Winter Club in Camp Dennison this summer with help from Total Package Hockey. Cyclones head coach Jarrod Skalde gave instruction, which he said focused on skating technique and hockey

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RELIGION 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 next to the church. The church is at 7388 E. Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 489-7021.

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The church’s first annual pumpkin Festivan is 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, and will be packed with games, food, live music, crafts, inflatables and pumpkins. Kids will enjoy the brand new playground. The church will also be selling pumpkins of all shapes and sizes through Oct. 31. The pumpkin patch will be open daily. Visit the church website for yours and more information, or call the church office. Proceeds benefit the local community missions of the church as well as the Native Americans who grow the pumpkins. Organizations can schedule a field trip to the pumpkin patch. Contact Julie Reed at 253-4953 to schedule a field trip. The church is at 2757 W. U.S. 22 and 3, Maineville; 683-7729;

to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, in the community room for singing and dancing to live German music at this year’s Oktoberfest. Dinner, which is $8, includes pork roast and dark beer sauce served with red cabbage and german potato salad, coffee/ tea. Snack bar food items will be available at an additional charge. American beer will be $3.50, German beer will be $4, soft drinks will be $1 and apple schnapps will be $2.50. German music will be performed live by the Jay Fox Band and Shuplatter Dancers. There will be dancing, a log sawing contest and Wagon Of Cheer. Come dressed in German attire and enter the contest to win a prize. There will be a cover charge of $5 per adult (16 and over). Children are free with the purchase of food and a drink a la carte. This is a fundraiser event for the parish and all proceeds will be directed toward the church debit. Contact the parish office at 489-8815 with questions, or visit the church website. The church is at 8815 E. Kemper Road, Montgomery; 503-4262;

Goshen United Methodist Church

A spaghetti dinner will be served from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at the church. The bargain sale is 9 a.m to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the church, to benefit Agape Food Pantry. The church is at 6710 Goshen Road, Goshen; 722-2541;

Loveland Presbyterian Church

New Worship times are: Sunday School 9:15-10 a.m.; fellowship 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; worship 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Bible Study began at 9:15 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 16, with “The Four Gospels,” a book by Chester Wilkins and led by LPC Elder George Kopittke. On the same Sunday, Pastor Stephen Melton started his class on the meaning of the Presbyterian symbol. Sunday School is available for all ages. The youth group for grades seven to 12 meets monthly and conducts fund raisers for their activities. The church is at 360 Robin, Loveland; 683-2525;

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changing teenage studies, including confirmation class, as well as adult learning opportunities. The ministry leaders are working on finalizing plans for these offerings. Visit for Sunday class times for teenagers and adults. To find out about all the ministry offerings at Loveland UMC, visit, follow us on Facebook, or call Pat Blankenship, director of ministry operations, at 6831738. Explore small groups, Bible studies, children’s ministry, youth ministry, adults ministry, seniors ministry and “Hands On/Off Campus” mission/outreach opportunities. The church also offers opportunities to connect in various worship arts ministries such as music, drama, video, sound and visuals.

The turkey dinner, auction and bake sale is 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. Dinner prices are $7 for ages 12 to adult, $6 for seniors, $4 for kids ages 4 to 11 and free for children 3 and younger. All proceeds fund missions to build homes for Habitat for Humanity and Henderson House. The Worship team recently began offering two services: “Classic Tradition” at 9 a.m.; “Engage!” – a contemporary worship offering at 10:30 a.m. The Children’s team will be offering nursery care all morning, and Sunday school for all ages up through grade six during both worship services. In addition, the Sunday morning experience will provide life-

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The Covenant Music Reunion 2 is coming to the church at 7 p.m. Nov. 10. The church is at 6227 Price Road, Loveland; 677-5981;

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

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Wee Three Kings Preschool has openings for the 3-year-old afternoon and 18-36 month Parent’s Day Out classes. Parents Day Out meets from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays. Parents may choose one or two days a week. The 3-year-old class meets two afternoons per week, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Spots are filling fast. Call 683-4256. The church offers three worship services – two contemporary and one traditional. Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 9 a.m. are contemporary services and 10:30 a.m. is a traditional service. All services have Sunday School and a professionallystaffed nursery available for infants through 3-year-olds. The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 677-9866;

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POLICE REPORTS MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Randy N. Loveless, 50, 309 Oakwood, falsification, Oct. 2. David M. Britt, 23, 1180 Ronlee, drug abuse, paraphernalia, Oct. 2. Shelby L. Lewis, 20, 6671 Ohio 132, driving under influence, drug paraphernalia, driving under suspension, Oct. 4.

Incidents/investigations Attempted burglary Attempt made to enter garage at 6364 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Oct. 3. Burglary Jewelry, etc. taken; $7,960 at 831 Miami Ridge, Oct. 2. Jewelry and personal papers taken; $5,000 at 5577 Sugarcamp, Oct. 4. Theft Laptop computer taken at Live Oaks; $600 at Buckwheat Road, Oct. 2. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $71 at Ohio 28, Oct. 2. TV, rented from Rent A Center, was pawned; $1,500 at Ohio 28, Oct. 2. Electric razor taken from Meijer; $90 at Ohio 28, Oct. 2. Leaf blower taken; $700 at 807 McClelland, Oct. 3. Copper taken from Duke Energy sub-station; $250 at Branch Hill Guinea at Ohio 28, Oct. 3. Gasoline not paid for at Swifty's; $20 at Ohio 28, Oct. 3. Male stated credit card used with no authorization at 575 Miami Bluff, Oct. 4. Money obtained through quick change scam at Discount Tobacco; $250 at Ohio 28, Oct. 4.

SYMMES TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Juvenile male, 17, theft at 9201 Fields Ertel Road, Oct. 4. Amanda Warren, 28, 5290 Montgomery Road, possession of drug abuse instruments at 12147 Montgomery Road, Oct. 6. Joseph Gieryn, 19, 11445 Terwilligers Ridge, possession of drugs, drug paraphernalia at 11445 Terwilligers Ridge Lane,

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS 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 Oct. 7. Juvenile male, 12, theft at 8675 Fields Ertel, Sept. 27.

Incidents/investigations Burglary Residence entered and phones, jewelry, iPad, computers valued at $3,000 removed at 6545 Braken Ridge, Oct. 4. Residence entered and jewelry box and contents of unknown value removed at 8888 Indian Bluff Drive, Oct. 1. Theft Bracelet and ring valued at $5,500 removed at 9570 Fields Ertel, Sept. 20. Debit card of unknown value removed at 9131 Fields Ertel, Sept. 19. iPod valued at $400 removed at 11178 Snider Road, Sept. 27. Movies valued at $40 removed at 9623 Waterford Place, Sept. 24. Laptop valued at $500 removed at 9570 Fields Ertel Road, Sept. 24. Compactor, wheel barrow, tools valued at $2,750 removed at 8123 Glendale-Milford Road, Sept. 17. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 9136 Union Cemetary Raod, Sept. 21.

DEATHS Kelli A. Lee

Kelli A. Lee, 43, of Loveland died Oct. 6. Survived by children Nicholas Lee and Hollie Lee; parents Nancy (Monroe) Kirby and James M. Bowerman; siblings Kandice (Joseph) Dooley and Kimberly (James) Regan; and many nieces and nephews. Services were Oct. 11 at Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home, Evendale.

JoAnn Riesenberg

JoAnn Riesenberg, 81, of Loveland died Oct. 17. Survived by children Diane (Mile) mack, Susan (Chris) Levo

and Mike (mary Beth) Riesenberg; grandchildren Brett mack, Krystie (Tyler) Warman, Karri Levo and Ben Risenberg Riesenberg; great-grandchildren Madilyn Warman and Landon Warman; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father, Robert Walter Lambert; mother, Edith (nee Craig) Lambert; and husband, Robert P. Riesenberg. Services were Oct. 17 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Montgomery. Memorials to:

Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263.

Beatrice Sellers

Beatrice (nee Morgan) Sellers, 91, of Loveland died Oct. 11. She worked on the Manhattan Project for the Atomic Energy Commission in Oak Ridge Tenn. during World War II. Survived by daughter, Jerri (Terry) Kliesch; daughter-in-law, Jana Peterson; and grandchildren Kyle Kliesch, Kaare Sellers and Karsten Sellers. Preceded in death by husband, Clyde E. Sellers Sr.;son, Clyde E. “Ed” Sellers Jr.; brothers John R. Morgan, Eldon H.

Morgan, Vernon Clark, Roy Clark and Tommy Morgan; sisters Ellie Mae Jones, Ruby Curtis, Jewell Sellers Curtis and Lela Phelps. Services were Oct. 16 at Vale-Hoskins funeral Home, Morrow. Memorials to: the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 163549, Columbus, OH 43216-3549.


107 Woodridge Court: Leinart James W. & Lynne B. to Schildmeyer Thomas & Lindsey T.; $292,900. 806 Marbea Drive: Kelley Barbara A. to Williams Kara E. & Ashley E. Olsen; $106,500.


825 Wards Corner Road: Denise Couture-Godsey to Joseph Keeton & Sarah Clark; $189,000. 1316 Gatch Court: Fischer Single Family Homes II, LLC to Joseph & Amy Krimmer; $332,000. 2404 Traverse Creek: James & Olivia Kagrise to Randall Crase; $140,000. 1348 Ridge Crest: Helen Butler to Sean & Donna Sundin; $120,000. 6080 Price Road: Steven Adams to N.P. Dodge Jr., Trustee; $240,000. 2002 Traverse Creek Drive: Ronald & Sandra Tertel, Trustees to Harold & Lois Mehring, $163,000. 5575 Betty Lane: Aaron & Alison Lake to Brittney Munz, $85,000. 6521 Cedar Ridge Drive: Abraham George, et al. to Jessie &

Sudeepa Hall, $169,000. 6618 Carriage Hill Lane: Carol & William Palmer, Jr. to Donald & Carol Ryan, $327,900. 5930 Castlewood Crossing: Derek & Denise Strauss to N.P. Dodge, Jr., Trustee, $187,500. 5930 Castlewood Crossing: N.P. Dodge, Jr., Trustee to Devillo & Judy Chamberlain, $187,500. 2901 Traverse Creek Drive: Janice Carrozzella & Eric Mathews to Elizabeth Easter, $137,000. 1713 Old Farm Drive : Cynthia Bunker, Trustee to Jeffrey & Mary Charlton, $276,000. 5605 Brooks Holding #78: Robert & Susan Brinkman to Thomas & Sandra Randall, $69,500. 6315 Paxton Woods Drive: Stefka & Japhes Myaka to Sharon & Joseph Francisco, Jr., $246,750. 962 Hidden Ridge Drive: Gerald Racette, Jr. to Thomas Foster, $263,250. 5909 Hanley close: Christina Thomas to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., $50,000. 1082 Marla Drive: Brad & Jennifer Lotz to Matthew & Kathryn Suddendorf, $180,000. 337 Wiltsee Ave.: Chris Ramey & Dwayne Rhodes to Gina &

Michael Dunlap, $162,500. 5621 Wittmer Meadows Drive: Conrad Meadows, LLC to NRV, Inc., $35,500. 810 Town Scapes Ct.: MBS Development Co., Ltd. To Julia Sheehan, $235,000. 5273 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road: John Chadwell, Trustee to Edward Hundemer, $77,000. 5356 Rolingwood Drive: Christopher Donabedian to Lisa Spear, $650,000. 5631 Naomi Drive: Jeffrie & Barbara Allen to Michael & Leslie Mersch, $114,000. 5728 Buckwheat Road: Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Carrie McCane , $53,000.


9557 Creekside Drive: Clawson Paul to Konkle Angela Lynn; $140,600. 10430 Brentmoor Drive: Venters Douglas Eric & Anne Mccarthy Venters to Rozof Nathan A. & Julie M.; $475,000. 11347 Donwiddle Drive: Caro Vique & Emma F. to Kaushik Mrithinjay K. & Usha M.; $212,500. 11584 Snider Road: Barnhart Holdings LLC to Summit Custom Homebuilder LLC; $195,000.

8306 Patrilla Lane: Barnhart Holdings LLC to Summit Custom Homebuilder LLC; $195,000. Elmfield Drive: Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Clark David A. & Natalya S.; $438,839. Loveland Madeira Road: Aram Behzad to Foundation Bank; $255,000. Plantation Pointe Drive: Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Collura Nicholas & Kathryn; $340,721. 10260 Meadowknoll Drive: Rohdenburg Steven D. & Patricia A. to Nutter Rhett A. & Tiffany A.; $303,000. 11933 Fallcreek Lane: Meyer Mark V. & Patricia Y. to Ratcliff Daniel & Tanya; $277,500. 8762 Birchbark Drive: Mtglq Investors Lp to Jpt Roofing & Remodeling LLC; $135,000. 9527 Loveland Madeira Road: Aram Behzad to Foundation Bank; $255,000. 9735 Union Cemetery Road: Burgdorf Kenneth W. & Marilyn T. to Burgdorf Paul E. & Catherine A.; $70,000. 9745 Union Cemetery Road: Burgdorf Kenneth W. & Marilyn T. to Burgdorf Brian K. & Kelly A.; $70,000.


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