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David ‘Seth’ Mitchell 1979-2009

‘A young man who embodied honor’

By Jeanne Houck

A ‘normal’ life

It was “Chicken Little” who helped Ashley Palmer discover her dream to be in acting. Now the 1996 Loveland High School graduate is realizing her dream with a role in this Halloween’s surprise horror phenomenon, “Paranormal Activity.” “We’ve known since she was 5,” said her mom, Kathy Palmer. “The lead character got the chicken pox and Ashley, 5 at the time, knew all the lines.” SEE LIFE, B1

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Homecoming this year was special at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, as the school celebrated its 20th year. SEE PHOTOS, A6

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Teachers and coaches at Loveland High School remember David “Seth” Mitchell as a young man with blossoming leadership skills, a ready grin and a serious commitment to becoming a pilot with the U.S. Marine Corps. Today they are reeling over the news that Mitchell, a 1997 graduate, Marine Corps captain and pilot, was killed Oct. 26 while supporting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He was 30 years old. “I think, next to my very first day as a teacher, this was the toughest day I have ever had on the job,” said Julie Powers, math department chair. “No matter how long we teach, we are never prepared for a shock like this one.” Mitchell was a member of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Class of 2001. Though he graduated from Loveland High a dozen years ago he is vividly remembered – and not just because he was president of his senior class, active in student council, voted “Mr. Personality” by his classmates, played football and ran track. “I can still remember that Seth sat in the row by the window, third seat back,” social studies teacher Jeff Geiger said. “He was a teacher’s dream student. Seth was quiet, polite and a hard worker. It was no surprise that he would become an officer in the Marines.

Mitchell service set for Nov. 5 The Loveland Veterans Memorial Committee and Loveland American Legion Post 256 will be holding a memorial service for David “Seth” Mitchell at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Veterans Memorial Park located at the intersection of Loveland Avenue and Riverside Drive in Loveland.


Molly Emerick leans on Drew Gibson, both from Loveland, during a memorial service for David “Seth” Mitchell at Loveland High School Oct. 27. Both Weable and Gibson were friends and classmates of Mitchell'’s. “I am very proud of him,” Geiger said. “Because of men like Seth, I can tuck my children safely into bed every night.” Government teacher David Volkman described Mitchell as “a young man who embodied honor, integrity and courage.”

Kevin Taylor, assistant athletic director, said, “Seth went through life with an always-win attitude. No matter what the situation, he was determined to come out on top. “His main goal was to be a Marine pilot and Seth died for his

country doing what he loved most,” Taylor said. “He was a true gentleman with a great sense of humor, great personality and always had a little grin or a big smile on his face.” Powers also commented on Mitchell’s smile. “As a high school student, I don’t think I ever saw him without a huge grin on his face,” Powers said. “I never knew him to back down from any challenge, give up, quit, whine or complain. Seth was relentless in his pursuit of his goal to become a pilot. I have rarely seen such intensity from a high school student. “He was and is an inspiration to his classmates, to Loveland High School and to the Loveland community,” Powers said. “I believe, after hearing of his 10 medals received during his career in the military, that the Marines would agree with that, too. “ Mitchell’s parents live now in North Carolina.

City taps into grants to save water supply By Jeanne Houck

Ten acres of vacant land along the Little Miami River in unincorporated Warren County now belong to Loveland and will remain undeveloped to protect the city water supply. Loveland recently bought the property, which includes two parcels, for $551,100. The city won three grants from the state of Ohio that will cover more than 80 percent of the sale price. About 7.5 acres of the land – all of which will remain vacant – lie between the Little Miami River and Cones Road, beginning around the Cones Road intersection with Adams Road and stretching to the Ertel Run Creek bridge. It is accessible to people on the Little Miami Bike Trail and also borders open space in the Brandy-

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Loveland High School hosted a candlelight vigil Oct. 27 for 1997 graduate David “Seth” Mitchell (seen here in this 2005 photo), a U.S. Marine Corps captain killed the day before in Afghanistan.


wine on the Little Miami subdivision. City water wells lie across and downstream from the river. The other 2.5 acres of land purchased is in the Cones-Adams Roads area. Jeff Wright, assistant Loveland city manager, said a wellhead protection study commissioned by the city in 2004 determined that there are significant threats of contamination in the area. “Preventing future development from occurring on this currently vacant land will allow the city to ensure that our wells and drinking water will not be compromised,” Wright said. Councilman Brent Zuch said the purchase of the property is a great opportunity for Loveland to protect one of its greatest assets, its drinking water. “There is a concrete plant adjacent and this ensures that there will not be an industry





Jeff Wright, assistant Loveland city manager, stands by signs noting the state's help in Loveland securing property along the Little Miami River to protect the municipal water supply. placed on this property,” Zuch said. What’s good for Loveland is good for the river, Mayor Rob Weisgerber said. “In addition to protecting our essential drinking-water supply,

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Senior citizens listen as Clermont County Commissioner Ed Humphrey speaks about road projects in Miami Township. “We had to pull my dad’s license and it was very hard,” he said. “Transportation is critical to a person’s vision of life and taking that away can be viewed as a death sentence, but there are so many good programs out there that provide mobility and support.” Brown also said it can be hard for seniors to come to terms with using public transportation rather than driving themselves. “They call it America’s love affair with the automobile for a reason,” Brown said. “No one believes or thinks that the day is going to come when they won’t be able to drive, but in fact the time comes after you’ve been driving 60 or 70 years and old age creeps in and you have to lay the keys down.” Some of the programs highlighted during the

forum were CTC’s new Goshen-Milford-Miami Township route, transportation services offered by the Clermont County Veteran Service Commission and CSS’ transportation initiative. “If you don’t have family or friends who can take you wherever you need to go, then you need to rely on the services we provide,” Brown said. “If it were not for these services, there are older adults who would very likely have to go in to nursing homes because they couldn’t get to dialysis, cancer treatments and to receive other essential medical care.” More forums are planned for 2010 for general discussion about seniors’ needs. For more information about senior transportation options, call 724-1255, or visit

Loveland again mulls recreation user fees By Jeanne Houck

They call themselves Loveland Premiere Fast Pitch, Loveland Youth Diamond Sports, Loveland Youth Football and the Loveland Youth Soccer and Soccer Club. Loveland officials say city residents comprise just one-third of these organizations’ membership and are considering instituting fees for leagues that use Loveland’s ball fields for free. Loveland City Council took no vote after a wideranging discussion about user fees at its Oct. 27 meeting, but may in the future ask the Recreation Board to help city staff solicit public input on the matter – with an eye toward having a decision by next spring’s sports seasons. City Manager Tom Carroll said council should count on any such proposal ruffling some feathers.

“Because long-serving staff members have noted that previous attempts to charge recreation leagues user fees met with considerable objections from parents and league leadership, a similar reaction should be expected,” Carroll said. Carroll said Loveland could use the money generated by user fees to fund some of the $1.5 millionworth of parks improvements identified in the city’s 2006 Parks and Recreation Master Plan. “While staff has had reasonable success in securing grants for some of the various recreation improvements such as the tot lot improvements and the skate park, the city is far from on pace to develop a funded capital program to make a dent into this long list of projects,” Carroll said. One way to implement user fees would be to charge the leagues based on the

number of participants, Carroll said. If the leagues raised their own fees to offset new city user fees, he said, Loveland could give city residents participating in the leagues a rebate. “This rebate would recognize that city residents who participate in leagues already pay taxes to the city to support the city’s parks and should not have to pay both taxes and fees to support recreation programs while those non-residents from the unincorporated area pay only fees,” Carroll said. About 43 percent of participants in the recreation leagues reviewed by Loveland live in Miami Township and about 14 percent in Symmes Township. Carroll said Loveland could net $24,100 per season with a $10 participant fee, $49,460 with a $20 participant fee and $62,140 with a $25 participant fee.

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The Symmes Township Board of Trustees has changed its regular meeting date in November due to the election. The Board of Trustees will now meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10 ,at the township administration building, 9323 Union Cemetery Road. For more information, please contact the township office at 683-6644.

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Cheetah breaks world speed record in Miami Twp. By Kellie Geist


On her second run of the day, Sarah set a new world speed record for the fastest land mammals. She ran 100 meters in 6.13 seconds.

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The cheetah is the fastest land mammal, running at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour with strides of about 20 feet. Sarah, an 8-year-old Cincinnati Zoo cheetah demonstrates her speed at a race to break the world speed record Wednesday, Sept. 9.



Sarah, an 8-year-old cheetah from the Cincinnati Zoo, chases a lure while attempting to break the world speed record for a land mammal. Alicia Sampson controlled the mechanical lure for all three of Sarah’s runs.

Cat Ambassador Program Founder Cathryn Hilker opens Sarah’s crate and sets her off to run 100 meters.

“I’m proud of Sarah every day of her life, she’s a wonderful animal with a wonderful spirit,” Hilker said. “The Cat Ambassador Program is so important to the survival of these animals and, when the kids see the cheetah, and the other cats, they are just awestruck.”

Sarah is the second cheetah from The Cincinnati Zoo to hold the world speed record. Moya, another cheetah from the Cincinnati Zoo, ran 100 meters in 6.6 seconds in 2000. Cheetah, an African cat about the size of a small leopard, can run about 70 miles per hour.

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Future Loveland Indoor sand volleyball coming to Symmes city councils to get pay hike By Amanda Hopkins

By Jeanne Houck

Loveland City Council voted 4 to 1 to approve an ordinance Oct. 27 that gives members of future city councils a $1,500 increase in pay or benefits. Councilman Paul Elliott voted against the increase, saying council doesn’t deserve a raise and that some current members will benefit from the $1,500 hike. Councilman Todd Osborne pointed out that the increase will not be effective until December 2011, by which time all council members will have completed their current terms and either run for reelection or left office. City council members are not allowed to increase their salaries for their current term of office. Currently, the Loveland mayor makes $4,670 a year, the vice mayor $4,235 a year and the other council members $3,800 a year – sums that have not been increased since 1993. The city’s Finance Committee said an increase is “long overdue” and recommended the $1,500 hike as well as additional $100 hikes per year between December 2012 and

December 2015. The committee said that the city is changing its health-insurance benefits and the associated savings will more than cover the cost of the increased compensation for council. The ordinance approved Oct. 27 includes both the $1,500 increase and the annual $100 increases from 2012 to 2015. Voting yes were Mayor Rob Weisgerber, Vice Mayor David Bednar, Councilman Mark Fitzgerald and Osborne. Councilman Brent Zuch was absent and Councilman Joe Schickel left the meeting shortly before the vote. The current terms of Weisgerber, Bednar, Schickel and Zuch end this year. Only Schickel is not seeking re-election in November to a new term that begins in December. The current terms of Elliott, Fitzgerald and Osborne end in November 2011.


After playing on every local sand volleyball court, Kevin Westerkamm will soon be able to play on his own. Westerkamm, who is general manager, and three other partners opened Grand Sands, an indoor sand volleyball facility at 10750 Loveland-Madeira Road, Sunday, Nov. 1, for league play. On Nov. 7 there is a “Volleypalooza” tournament featuring live music, a pig roast and both recreational and competitive tournament brackets. The 20,000-square-foot building features five indoor sand volleyball courts, a restaurant and a full bar. Westerkamm said the restaurant menu will stay healthy and will have burritos, rice bowls, flatbread sandwiches, subs, wraps, soups and salads. He said there will be no fried foods. Grand Sands is only the fifth indoor sand volleyball court in the nation and the first one in Ohio. Westerkamm said there are more than 5,000 players locally, many of them from the east


Kevin Westerkamm is seeing his dream become reality as Grand Sands in Symmes Township opened five indoor sand volleyball courts Nov. 1.

How to play

Grand Sands will offer adult leagues from 6 p.m. to 11 pm Sunday through Friday and will hold tournaments on Saturdays. Grand Sands will also offer boys and girls junior high and high school programs weekdays from 3 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. and will include instructional programs for beginners and advanced players. For more information, visit the Web site at or contact Kevin Westerkamm at 884-4388 or by email at side of town who he hopes will come to Grand Sands to play. “Where else can you go in the winter and play in board shorts?” Westerkamm said.

He said five other courts and a deck will be built outside for summer play and will be visible from Loveland-Madeira Road. During the summer, even bad

weather will not cancel games. “We’ll never have a rainout (with the indoor courts),” Westerkamm said. League play started Nov. 1 and already 181 teams have signed up. To join a league or for upcoming tournament information, visit the Web site at www.GrandSands or contact Kevin Westerkamm at 8844388 or by e-mail at


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Rachel LeCompte heads to the endzone for a touchdown as the senior class reigned during the CHCA Powder Puff Football Tournament. Robert Floyd, together with his sons Rafeal and Emanuel, share why they are proud to be members of the Armleder Campus of Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy.


Founding Family member Mary Beshear offers a Thanksgiving prayer for Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy during the 20th anniversary festivities.

Home, home on the Hills Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy celebrated its 20th anniversary Homecoming in October with the usual week-long schedule of events, including the girls powder puff football game, concerts and themed days. The week concluded with a football game against Clark Montessori (a 63-27 Eagles’ win), along with the crowing of the Homecoming king and queen. Anna Faimon finishes her flute solo as the CHCA Middle School Genesis Jazz Band performs for the 20th anniversary Homecoming pregame celebration.

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy Freshmen Hailey Marosi takes a pizza break while celebrating Homecoming week in her “Western Wear.”


Senior Jake Shoemaker shows off his Indian costume for “Western Day.”

Seniors Andrew Perkins and Chloe Cucinotta are crowned 2009 king and queen during the Homecoming celebration at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy.

Junior Grant Bienert leads the trumpet section of the Electric Jazz Orchestra during CHCA homecoming festivities.

Sophomore Morgan Prescott is kept out of the endzone by juniors Abby Marosi and Sarah Atallah during Powder Puff action.

Eagles alum Katy Perkins shares a solo for the crowd at the catered barbeque during Homecoming Friday at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy.


Fisher goes to state

Sarah Fisher of Loveland finished 12th in the regional cross country championship with a time of 19:35.14, qualifying her for the state meet. The state meet starts at 11:05 a.m. with a trio of girls’ races Saturday, Nov. 7, in Scioto Downs, Columbus. The regional championship was at Memorial Stadium in Troy Oct. 31 for all Cincinnati runners from Divisions I-III.

All stars

Two Loveland boys were named to First Team All-City golf team: Jackson Lee, a student at Moeller High School and Ryan Denny of Loveland High School.

Ursuline advances

Ursuline Academy’s volleyball team improved to a perfect 25-0 while capturing Division I sectional and district titles during opening rounds of the 2009 post-season. The Lions travel to Butler High School to face Butler in the Division I Regional Championship semi-finals Wednesday, Nov. 4. Ursuline’s game begins 30 minutes after the conclusion of a 6 p.m. match. If victorious, Ursuline advances to play in the Division I Regional Championship finals at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Butler High School. The regional champion advances to the state semifinals. Ursuline captured its Division I district title Saturday, Oct. 31, with a win over Piqua, 3-0 (25-6, 25-13, 25-11). The Lions claimed its sectional title Saturday, Oct. 24, with a victory over Fairfield. All told, Ursuline is 3-0 during post-season play. The Lions won the regular season title in its Girls’ Greater Cincinnati League Scarlet Division at 10-0 in the conference. Mount Notre Dame finished second at 19-5 overall with a league record of 8-2.

Ursuline falls

An overtime loss to Turpin High School, 1-0, during the Division I Sectional Championship finals ended the season for Ursuline Academy’s girls’ soccer team. The sectional finals concluded Monday, Oct. 26, as Ursuline fell just short of advancing to the district finals. Ursuline finished at 13-5-1 overall including a 2-1 record during Division I post-season play. Ursuline, the No. 4 seed in Cincinnati’s Division I sectional bracket, opened tournament play with a first-round win Oct. 19 over No. 30 Mount Healthy, 9-0. The Lions bested No. 10 Kings, 1-0, in the sectional semi-finals Oct. 21 before falling to No. 7 Turpin, 1-0. Desirae Ball led the Lions with 34 points this fall including 17 goals. Ursuline keeper Erika Wolfer led the Girls’ Greater Cincinnati League across all three of its divisions with nine shut-outs.

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Tigers pay tribute with victory By Ricky Mulvey Correspondent

Friday night, Oct. 30, was more than just a game for the Loveland Tigers and the Milford Eagles. It was a tribute to 1997 Loveland graduate, Afghanistan veteran and hero, Capt. David S. Mitchell. The action on the field was great as the Tigers came out with a 28-12 victory in the Battle for the Bell. “I’m very proud of our seniors. We finished strong at 5-5 which is the best Loveland has finished since the inception of the Buckeye conference (in the FAVC). Are we satisfied with third place? No, but we’ll keep building,” Loveland head coach Andrew Marlatt said. Loveland started with a bang with an Adam Engel 30-yard carry to the threeyard line. Isaac Spence ran it in to make the Tigers draw first blood at 7-0. When Milford got the football they proceeded to fake a play and punt it on 4th down. Engel reeled off a 10-yard pass to Spence and the Tigers were near the goal


Loveland’s Adam Engel breaks off a big run against Milford. Engel made several big plays for the Tigers against the Eagles. line. Engel had a 20-yard rush for a Tiger touchdown to make the score 14-0. The quarter ended with Milford’s Nathan Termuhlen rushing 30 yards. The second started the Eagles dangerously close to the end zone. They then picked up their first six points with a pass from Frank Sullivan to Shawn Taylor. The extra point was

blocked and the score was 14-6. Kylee Knabe of the Tigers recovered his own fumble after returning the ball to the 38-yard line. Evan Beck then passed 40 yards to Engel and after fighting for the ball, Engel had the pigskin inside the five-yard line. Isaac Spence brought in the touchdown and the Tigers were leading at 21-6. The Eagles then recovered their own fumble


Loveland’s Isaac Spence runs over Milford’s Nathan D’Orazia to pick up a first down against the Eagles. and were forced to punt on fourth and eight. Loveland’s Spence had a 15-yard carry and the quarter was over. The third quarter of the game launched with a 70yard touchdown pass by Sullivan to Termuhlen, and

with the failed two-point conversion the score was 21-12. Loveland had to punt, but the Eagles were forced to start at their own oneyard line. After an almostpick by Engel, Loveland would get the football back. The Tigers then faced a fourth and one, and successfully moved the chains. The Tigers would then have to go for another fourth but this time their pass was intercepted. Luckily a personal foul call ensued and Loveland obtained first and goal. The fourth began with the Tigers’ Engel running another TD to make the point total 28-12. The Eagles then got 40 yards in two passes. After Nick Cheney sacked the quarterback, Loveland forced the turnover. Loveland ran out the clock, but the Eagles would get one more offensive drive with little time left. In a last ditch pass by Milford, Engel made the last big play of his high school football career in the form of an interception. Loveland finished the season at 5-5, third in the FAVC Buckeye division.

Loveland loses streak; season ends By Tony Meale

After reeling off nine straight zeroes, the Loveland High School boys’ soccer team finally allowed a goal. And lost. Facing a Fairfield team that has tasted defeat just twice this season, Loveland fell 1-0 in the Division I Sectional Final at Winton Woods on Oct. 27. The Tigers, which finish the season 11-4-3 (4-0-1), had gone 8-0-2 in their previous 10 matches. “Fairfield is a good team with very good balance,” head coach Ron Quinn said. “We played well and had a few kids play hurt, but the key difference was that Fairfield created an opportunity and was able to finish it.” Neither team had a significant number of scoring chances, as defense dominated throughout. But Fairfield, ranked No. 2 in

Facing a Fairfield team that has tasted defeat just twice this season, Loveland fell 1-0 in the Division I Sectional Final at Winton Woods. Enquirer Division I coaches’ poll, found a way to cash in. Loveland hadn’t allowed a goal in nine matches sprawling 38 days. “It was everybody coming together,” Quinn said of his team’s surge during the second half of the season. “But if I had to pinpoint one person (who made the difference), I would say (senior) co-captain Brian Kuramoto. He really took ownership of the defense and did what a coach wants out of a captain. His leadership and work ethic were outstanding.” Quinn also credited the rest of his defense, including seniors Andrew Schuster and Mike Sonnenberg,

as well as sophomore Austin Klueh and senior midfielder Jake Nye. They – along with junior goalie Alex Austin – yielded just .78 goals per game and registered 12 shutouts. Twelve of the 14 goals the Tigers allowed in 2009 came during the first seven games of the season. “Alex really improved his goalkeeping,” Quinn said. Offensively, the Tigers showed flashes of a juggernaut. They scored 39 goals this season – highlighted with 22 net rippers during a four-game winning streak in late September – and averaged 2.2 goals per match. Loveland was led by senior Chris Kuramoto, who was second in the league in goals, with 14, and third in total points, with 29. “He did a really outstanding job,” Quinn said. The Tigers’ season highlight came during a 1-0 win at Milford on Oct. 13; junior forward Nathan Boucher


Loveland High School senior Chris Kuramoto, right, tries to control the ball in front of Fairfield senior Dylan Vespie during the Division I Sectional Final at Winton Woods on Oct. 27. Loveland lost 1-0.

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Loveland junior goalie Alex Austin scrambles for the ball against Fairfield.


netted the game-winner, as the victory gave Loveland its second FAVC-Buckeye championship in three years and first since 2007. Following the seasonending loss to Fairfield, Quinn thanked his players for a great year, especially the seniors.

“They’re leaving the program in good shape,” he said. “I think we’re standing on strong ground for the future. The junior varsity team had an excellent year, and that’s always the lifeblood of the program. We’re looking forward to next year.”


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Cougars rattled, ousted from tourney By Tony Meale

The Mount Notre Dame soccer team – which includes a girl from Loveland – was beaten by a team it didn’t even play. Before taking the field for the Division I Sectional Final against Anderson Oct. 26, the Cougars watched league rival St. Ursula – which is vying for its third straight state title and boasts possibly the best college prospect in America in Elizabeth Burchenal – survive a 1-0 spellbinder in overtime against Oak Hills. “Our girls watched SUA and saw what they went through, and we became a very mentally unstable team,” MND head coach Doug Conway said. “They were a nervous wreck

watching that game and it carried over onto the field.” MND – fresh off a 2-1 victory over previously unbeaten Lakota West – lost 3-0 to Anderson. The three goals were tied for the most surrendered by MND in a game this season. “They had a great season and made a great run,” Conway said of his team. “One bad game doesn’t mean you had a bad season.” But for MND’s eight seniors, all of whom played varsity for at least three years, the loss was difficult to bear. “It was pretty emotional for them,” Conway said. “This group has been together a long time.” That group includes defenders Chelsea Murphy, Kelsey Gault and Fallon

Wujek; midfielders Samantha Gaier, Maggie Speed and Lacie Oliver; and forwards Nora Lavelle and Kiley Powell. “Chelsea has come a long way,” Conway said. “She had as hard a year as you can have last year. Her father died of a heart attack and she dislocated her wrist and missed almost the entire season. But she came back this year and was phenomenal.” It was an up-and-down season for MND, which started the year 3-4-4 before going 5-2 in October. The Cougars struggled finding the net early in the season but saw their offensive output increase as the year went on; they averaged 1.39 goals per game. “We changed formations and went to a 4-3-3, so that

gave us the ability to produce a little more,” Conway said. Leading the way offensively was freshman Rose Lavelle, who scored 10 goals and dished out three assists. She scored her biggest goal of the year in the sectional semifinal against Lakota West – a game-winner with 25 seconds left in the match. “When she came out at the end of the first half – and I don’t normally tell people this, but I told her – ‘I know you’re a freshman, but I nominated you for allcity. And that’s something I usually don’t do with freshmen,’” Conway said. “But she’s a special player, and I told her that special players do special things in big games. When she got the ball at the end of that game,

I knew she was going to score.” Conway predicts that Lavelle will be one of the top players in the city – and maybe the top player – by the time she is a senior. “Some girls get to varsity and become content,” Conway said. “With her, I don’t see the drive going away.” The MND defense, meanwhile, was stout all season, save for the game against Anderson. The Cougars allowed just 16 goals in 18 games and had eight shutouts. “We were calm under pressure,” said Conway, who was particularly impressed with freshman goalie Sam Shoemaker. “We really didn’t have a varsity-level goalkeeper, and she stepped in and made some big saves,” he said.


Mount Notre Dame senior midfielder Maggie Speed (11) looks on as junior defender Carolyn Hartman (21) fights for a header in sectional play against Lakota West on Oct. 21. The Cougars won 2-1 on a last-minute goal by freshman Rose Lavelle. “She’s one of the reasons we had eight shutouts.” With one freshman scoring goals and another one stopping them, the Cougars figure to be solid for years to come.

JV football posts win over Harrison The following is a compilation of submitted wrapups of recent junior varsity football games. Winton Woods 28, Loveland 11 – The Tigers traveled to Winton Woods to challenge the Warriors Oct. 24. Both teams opened the game with long drives that stalled short of the goal line in the first quarter. Midway through the second period, the Warriors recovered a fumble on the Tiger’s 40yard line to set up a touchdown. Their attempt at a twopoint conversion failed. Kylee Knabe answered with a 40 run through the middle of the Warriors line to inside their 10-yard line. The drive stalled and the Tigers had to settle for a 26 yard Jonathan Treloar field goal and the half end with the Warriors on top 6-3. Second half scoring began with a Warriors’ 60yard touchdown scoring drive followed by a successful two-point conversion. Again Kylee Knabe was quick to answer with a 55yard touchdown run followed by a successful two-

point conversion by the Tigers to draw within 3 points. The quarter ended with a Warrior sweep around the Tiger’s end, down the sideline for a 75yard touchdown. Their conversion attempt failed and Winton Woods led 20-11. The Tiger’s fans were energized by a 40-yard pass from Andrew Lay to Caleb Cloud to bring them deep into Warriors’ territory. Unfortunately the threat was turned back by a Warrior’s defensive stand. Fourth quarter scoring ended with a 20-yard Winton Woods run for a touchdown and another successful two-point conversion resulting in a Warriors’ 2811 win. The JV Tigers hosted Milford Oct. 31 in their finale. Loveland 30, Harrison 16 – The Tigers hosted the Harrison Wildcats Saturday, Oct. 17. In the opening series Loveland’s initial drive stalled on the Harrison 25 and a subsequent field goal attempt by Jonathan Treloar was blocked. The Wildcats were unable to move the

ball and punted to Andrew Lay. His 20-yard return placed the Tigers at the Harrison 33. The scoring drive was capped off with a 19 yard run Collin Shulke with 3:24 left in the 1st quarter Loveland’s next score was set up following a Harrison fumble on its 26-yard line. A 12-yard pass to Caleb Cloud brought the ball to the 7-yard line where the drive stalled. A 26-yard Treloar field goal put the Tiger on top 10-0. Harrison answered with a 70-yard touchdown drive with 5:34 left in the half and added on a two-point conversion. In Loveland’s next possession Harrison picked off a Loveland pass at the 50yard line and returned it to the Tigers’ 1-yard line. The defense mounted a determined stand, taking over possession on its own 2yard line. The effort went for naught however as Harrison intercepted an errant pass and ran it in for a touchdown. Andrew Lay highlighted the ensuing Loveland drive with a 20-yard run to the Harrison 5. He followed up with a touchdown scoring

run with 21 seconds in the half. Collin Shulke opened the second half with a 63-yard run to the Harrison 7-yard line, but Harrison’s defense took the opportunity to make a stand and kept the Tigers out of the end zone. Both teams were held scoreless in the third quarter as Loveland held on to a slim 17-16 lead. Loveland’s offense came alive in the final period following g a fumble recovery by tackle Ben Hadden at the Harrison 9. Collin Shulke pounded the ball in the end zone, but Loveland missed their extra-point attempt. The final score of the day was a 15-yard pass from Andrew Lay to Caleb Cloud followed by a successful Treloar extra-point kick to seal the win for the Tigers at 30-16. Outstanding defensive efforts were turned in by juniors Robby Mulvey, Justin Diaz and Ben Hadden along with the rest of the tiger defensive line and secondary. The Tigers travel to Winton Woods to take on the Warriors Oct. 24.

Tigers played tough, came up short in final game Boys varsity

Fairfield 1, Loveland 0 Loveland was looking to avenge an early season

drubbing by an athletic and skilled Fairfield squad. The Tigers played well enough to win but succumbed at the end.

The first half saw only five shots total as both teams had some pressure but none found the back of the net.

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Fairfield held the edge in possession and had more dangerous moments. Loveland keeper Alex Austin did thwart a semibreakaway coming off his line to his left in the 19th minute. In the 23rd minute a nice give and go between Chris Kuramoto and Tyler Beachy ended in a last touch just beyond the reach of Kuramoto that ended up with the Fairfield keeper. The second half really opened up and it appeared clear that it would not go to overtime. In the 59th minute, John Williams shot from inside the 18 on the left just missed. A few minutes later a Fairfield shot from 16 yards out on the right hit the inside of the near post before being cleared away. Finally, in the 72nd minute an outswinging cross from 18 yards out on the right was headed home from 8 yards out at the far post to give Fairfield the 1-0 victory. Loveland had gone 833 minutes (more than 10 full games) without being scored upon before this. Shots (On Goal): 12(2)7(4) (Fairfield-Loveland); corners: 6-5 (F-L); fouls: 13-13 (L-F)

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The 13 freshmen new to the Loveland High School volleyball program show off the yard signs they made together. From left: front, Christy Flaherty, who made the freshman team; Lauren Blumberg, who made the freshman team and has been asked to sit on the JV team; Erin Mautino, who made the JV team; Brianna Belperio, who made the freshman team; Olivia Denzy, who made the freshman team; back, Phoenix Crane,Samantha Cook, Sarah Sexton, Connie Sporing and Grace Dolan, all who made the freshman team; Maddie Whitaker, who made the JV team; and Lindsay Flaherty, who made the varsity team. Not pictured is Kayla Senters, who made the freshman team, but has been asked to sit in on the JV games.

JV boys end season in physical game The following is a compilation of submitted wrapups of the last week’s junior varsity soccer games.

Loveland JV boys

Loveland 2, Milford 2 – A first-place finish in the FAVC was on the line for the Tigers as they took on their final conference opponent the Milford Eagles Oct. 14. Both teams possessing undefeated records in the conference set the stage for a highly competitive match. Loveland faced what proved to be a strong Milford squad both offensively and defensively. The Tigers were able to block all advances made by Milford; but struggled to break through Milford’s defensive lineup- until the 31st minute of the first halfwhen Max Olberding came up with possession finding a weakness as he worked the ball up the middle. Scoring from 15 yards out, the shot sailing past a diving keeper, Loveland took the lead over the Eagles, 1-0. Milford tied the score with a goal of their own as only 17 seconds remained on the clock before halftime. Loveland came out and scored in the seventh minute of the second half as Marty Bixler found Matt Swaine who finished from 3 yards out directly in front of the left post. In the lead, Loveland battled to keep a determined

Milford offensive in check; but the Tigers were unable to prevent the Eagles from scoring again in the 24th minute – tying the score for a second time. This FAVC game ended with a final score of 2-2, leaving the Tigers and Eagles tied for the season for first place in their conference. Mason 1, Loveland 0 – The Tigers traveled to play their last game of the season against the Mason Comets Oct. 15. A physical game punctuated by fouls held the crowd’s interest for the entire match. Ball possession was even as both teams successfully blocked all goal attempts and the first half ended with a 0-0 score. Stepped up efforts when the teams came out for the second half, increased pressure on both keepers and Mason was able to tap one into the net, leaving Loveland with 26 minutes left in the match to even up the score. A determined team-wide effort from Loveland kept Mason off the scoreboard for the remainder of the game. Loveland came up empty, however, as they aspired to out-maneuver Mason’s defense. The final score was Mason 1, Loveland 0 – bringing the Loveland Men’s JV soccer record for the season to 8-5-3.


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Making daylight saving time’s end safer for all of us As autumn turns toward winter, daylight hours are growing shorter. Now that we have changed our clocks from daylight saving time back to standard time, it is dark even earlier. What we may not realize is that this also means more children will be traveling to and from school in the dark, which puts them at greater risk of injuries from traffic crashes. Nationwide, more than half of all fatal pedestrian crashes and more than one fourth of fatal bicycle crashes involving school-age children (ages 5 through 18) occur in low light or dark conditions. There are many things you can do to help your kids, or the kids in your neighborhood, get to school each morning and reach home safely at the end of the day.

First, you can help them learn and practice this important safety rule: Be Seen To Be Safe. Let kids know that during the day and Lt. Randy L. at dawn and they McElfresh dusk, should wear Community bright or fluoresPress guest cent clothing. columnist These colors (day-glo green, hot pink or construction worker orange) amplify light and help the wearer stand out in a crowd. However, at night, these colors appear to be black, so kids should carry a flashlight and/or wear retro-reflective gear that reflects light back to its source so motorists can see them.

A motorist will quickly detect a child walking with a lit flashlight, or riding on a bike with an attached headlight and flashing taillight. When combined with retroreflective gear or strips of retroreflective tape on their jacket, shoes, cap, helmet or backpack, a child’s odds of being seen are greatly improved. The sooner motorists are alerted to something like a child moving up ahead, the sooner they can react. Second, you can help kids remember to “stop, look left-rightleft, and listen” before stepping off the curb, even where there is a traffic signal. It is also a good idea to accompany your children when they walk to and from school as often as possible. Third, you can remind kids to avoid “jaywalking” and crossing

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Indian Hill has politely declined Symmes Township’s suggestion that the village help pay for improvements to the water line in Camp Dennison. Do you think Indian Hill should help pay for improvements? Why or why not? No responses. What is the scariest movie you’ve seen? The scariest movie villain? What made them so scary? “Mothra/ Rodan? As a youth it terrified me and I think some others that saw it for the first time as I did in certain parts. “As I became older and saw it again it no longer frightened me at the point in time as the initial viewing.” Frightened Into A Frenzy “I can’t remember the last scariest movie I saw ... maybe ‘Poltergeist’ ... living in today’s society is scarier than I can handle.” Florence

“I wouldn’t waste my money on today’s ‘scary,’ Stephen King i.e. blood, violence, gore, sex, etc. but a long, long time ago I loved what I thought was scary was all the Frankenstein movies. What your imagination can dream up is a lot scarier.” Duke

Loveland has bought 10 acres of land along the Little Miami River to protect the city’s water supply. The property cost $551,000. Is this a wise purchase by the city? Why or why not? Do you plan to attend a Veterans Day event in your community? What does the day mean to you? Every week The Loveland Herald asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answer to with Chatroom in the subject line. close second. Most of today’s scary movies are more about special effects and less about acting and directing. Go figure!” T.D.T. “Stephen King’s stories always terrorize me: I am afraid of kids on Big Wheels, cornfields, fog, clowns, proms and Saint Bernards.” K.G.

“Scariest? ‘The Exorcist’! The reverse spider walk down the steps scene makes me leave the room. At that point, what’s the use for a priest? Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ is pretty scary.” T.S. “I would have to say the scariest movie I ever saw was ‘Psycho’ directed by Alfred Hitchcock. It was a 1960 black and white “who done it” thriller. As opposed to today’s blood and guts (make you sick) movies this one really kept you on the edge of your seat. Plus seeing it in the theater added to the suspense. ‘The Exorcist’ was a


“The scariest movie would be ‘Poltergeist’ and the scariest villain would be Freddie Kruger. The suspense made the movie scary and Freddie’s killing methods made him a real baddie.” B.N.

“I saw ‘The Birds’ and ‘Psycho’ when I was about 8. Seeing the birds pick at the women’s head is still gross; in ‘Psycho,’ the shower scene. The second would be ‘My Bloody Valentine.’ The laundromat dryer shot said it all to turn the stomach.” S.B.T. “By far – Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho.’ The suspense held me, I never knew what would happen next. There is a scene where the door flies open and Anthony Perkins comes running out with knife in hand. I was scarred for life. Let’s just say that to this day, when I am in my mom’s cellar, I keep looking around at all the doors down there expecting someone to pop out. (Now she knows why I always run up the stairs).” C.A.S.

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the “night” setting to avoid headlight glare. If you need to use your high beams on an unlit road, be sure to turn them off when another car approaches. Following these tips can help ensure safety during the times each day when kids are going to and from school, and many of us are in our vehicles driving to and from work or other activities. Lt. Randy L. McElfresh is the commander of the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Batavia Post.

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On Saturday, Nov. 7, Loveland plays hosts to the 34th annual Kinderklaus Markt Holiday Craft Show & Bake Sale at Receptions Conference Center on LovelandMadeira Road. The show runs 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. If you like holiday craft shows, you’ll love this one. Best of all, the proceeds are donated to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Admission is $5. Seniors 65 and up, and kids 12 and under, get in free. You’ll find more than 5,000 handcrafted items for Christmas and Thanksgiving, along with jewelry, purses, and home decor crafts. Our bakery is top-shelf, with hundreds of cakes, pies, breads, cookies and brownies. We’ll also have raffles, and fully decorated Christmas trees and

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Blood donations save lives According to the American Red Cross, it is estimated that someone will need a blood transfusion here in the U.S. every two seconds – whether to treat injuries from an accident or as a part of surgery or treatment for diseases such as cancer and leukemia. Although 85 percent of people will need some form of a blood product before the age of 75, less than 5 percent of those eligible donate blood. These telling statistics demonstrate the real need for blood donations, yet we frequently hear pleas in the news from our local health officials about the critically low status of our area blood supplies. If hospitals are running low on blood products, they may have to postpone certain procedures or surgeries until adequate supplies can be found. In addition, accident victims and trauma patients can go through dozens of units of blood in a short time, which can quickly exhaust a hospital’s supply of blood products. To help increase the number of people available to donate blood, bills were introduced in both the Ohio House and Senate that would allow 16-year-olds to donate blood with parental consent. Ohio law requires a person to be age 17 or older in order to donate blood. Expanding the pool of eligible blood donors to include 16-yearolds has a number of benefits. As

many blood donation drives are held at high schools, this will allow more blood to be collected at these sites. It is estimated that in State Sen. Ohio, nearly 15 Shannon percent of donatJones ed blood comes from high Community schools, and the Press guest Red Cross is esticolumnist mating that an additional 10,000 units of blood could be collected each year with this change. If people start donating blood at a young age, they are more likely to become a repeat donor and to donate blood regularly. Research has demonstrated that allowing 16-year-olds to donate blood is medically safe, and Red Cross officials have indicated they will continue to review their policies and procedures to ensure these young individuals have a safe blood donation experience. The bills introduced in the House and Senate would only permit not-for-profit organizations such as the Red Cross to collect blood from 16-year-olds. The bills will also help encourage older individuals to donate blood. By requiring 16-year-olds to get parental consent before

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from between parked vehicles. Crosswalks are safer and more visible, especially after dark. Motorists also can help by paying special attention to safe driving rules in low-light conditions. First, and most important, you must be alert if you are on the road after dark. Watch carefully for children who may be walking or riding their bikes. Always drive at a safe speed, especially on unlit or winding roads or when using low beams. Never pass a stopped school bus with its stop arm extended and red lights flashing. To help increase your ability to see at night, be sure to take off your sunglasses at dusk. Wipe off your headlights regularly, and keep your windshield clean, both inside and out. Adjust the rearview mirror to

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donating blood, we can encourage a dialogue between children and their parents that could inspire them to also give blood. The components derived from a unit of donated blood are perishable – usually lasting only a few days or weeks – which makes replenishing supplies critical in order to ensure hospitals and medical centers have an adequate supply. With each unit of blood having the ability to save three lives, allowing 16-year-olds to donate has the ability to have a major impact on Ohio’s blood supply and the people who depend on it. More than 20 other states, including Kentucky and Pennsylvania, already permit 16-yearolds to donate blood. I am pleased to say that House Bill 67 was signed into law earlier this summer and will become effective Ohio law in October. If you are interested in donating blood, you can contact the American Red Cross at 1-800GIVELIFE or visit for a listing of upcoming blood drives in your area. Donors need to be in general good health, meet height and weight requirements and bring proper identification. Contact State Sen. Shannon Jones at (614) 466-9737, via e-mail: or by mail: State Sen. Shannon Jones, 1 Capitol Square, Statehouse, Columbus, Ohio 43215.



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Life is ‘Paranormal’ for Loveland graduate

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Kara Henderson, left, and Megan Piphus of Princeton High School have been recognized as National Achievement Scholars.

Princeton pair national scholars

By Kelly McBride Reddy

Two Princeton High School seniors have a star to place on their college admissions or resumes. The pair, Megan Piphus and Kara Henderson, have been recognized as National Achievement Scholars. The program recognizes outstanding Black American high school students based on PSAT scores. Of the 1.5 million students who take the test, about 120,000 compete for the scholarship, with 3,000 included on a published list of high academic achievers. That list is sent to colleges and universities, where it’s used to help recruit and recognize students with high academic potential. “I was surprised,” Piphus said of the honor. “To be nationally recognized is pretty awesome.” Dana Zinnecker, the school’s library assistant, agreed. “This is something they’re going to carry with them, part of Princeton

Pride,” Zinnecker said. “It’s a really nice legacy.” “It was cool,” Henderson said of receiving the news through the school announcements recently. “They limit the number of students who get this to about 3,000, so the fact that I got this told me, ‘I can do it!’” Henderson plans to attend the University of Pittsburgh to study multimedia broadcasting and business. She wants to pursue a career in advertising and marketing. Piphus said she’s considering Belmont University or Vanderbilt University, where she will study either music or business. “This stands as a representation of how we can achieve in the future,” Piphus said. The young women said other students have taken note. “Kids in other grades have asked what they can do to get this recognition,” Piphus said. “I hope we can stand as an inspiration to other kids,” Henderson said.

THINGS TO DO Education, enrichment

Cincinnati Family Magazine is hosting the 2009 Education and Enrichment Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Sycamore Plaza, 7800 Montgomery Road, Kenwood. It is for parents to meet one-on-one with schools, day cares, music, dance and performing arts studios plus a variety of enrichment products and services. Includes stage performances, giveaways, and promotions from exhibitors and merchants. The event is free and family friendly. Call 2520077 or visit

Run or walk

Matthew 25: Ministries is hosting the Fighting Hunger 5K Run and Walk at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Matthew 25: Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash. The event includes door prizes and refreshments after the race. Proceeds to benefit Matthew 25: Ministries. Local 12 sports director Brad Johansen will kick-off the race. The cost is $20, $15 students. Registration is required. Call 793-6256 or visit

Antiques show

Moeller Band Boosters is hosting the Moeller High School Antique Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Moeller High School, 9001 Montgomery Road, Kenwood. The event features more than 100 dealers. Concessions are available. Proceeds to benefit the Moeller High School Band. Admission is $4. Call 791-1680.

Glitzy girlfriends

Vein Solutions is hosting Glamour, Glitz and Girlfriends from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at Kenwood Country Club, 6501 Kenwood Road, Madeira. The event includes the latest fashion styles and beauty tips. It also includes appetizers, desserts and cocktails. Celebrity jewelry designers and information on how to make your legs look and feel great. Receive a free gift bag and info on heart and stroke. Proceeds to benefit the American Heart Association. It is open to ages 21 and up. The cost is $35 and reservations are recommended. Call 842-8863.

It was “Chicken Little” who helped Ashley Palmer discover her dream to be in acting. Now the 1996 Loveland High School graduate is realizing her dream with a role in this Halloween’s surprise horror phenomenon, “Paranormal Activity.” “We’ve known since she was 5,” said her mom, Kathy Palmer. “The lead character got the chicken pox and Ashley, 5 at the time, knew all the lines.” Her mom told how Ashley always did all the high school shows; auditioned for every lead, sang in chorus and show choir at Loveland. Still there was the doubt of concerned parents and then she got the lead as Polly in the Showboat Majestic summer production of “The Boyfriend.” At the age of 16 she had her first professional lead. “We decided to quit arguing,” Kathy Palmer said. Ashley focused on musical theater and even won the Loveland Stage Company scholarship for college. It’s a long way from a kid’s neighborhood production of “Chicken Little” to a big screen horror film in Hollywood. “The scary thing never entered into it,” mom said. “It just happened that this is the thing. We’re so amazed at the success of this movie. It’s phenomenal! It’s just a payoff for all the work she’s done. We’re so excited for the attention. She’s earned it; she sacrificed a lot.” Acting consumed her life. She pursued it all through childhood and high school. She took classes; acting, singing and dancing at College-Conservatory of Music. She went to see a lot of shows. “I don’t think I was really the normal kid,” Ashley said. “I remember one time my parents took us to see a Bengal game. I spent half the time hand-writing a resume because I’d read there was an audition for a movie going on in Kentucky. I insisted that my mother take me to it after the game.” She got her first exposure to New York City during her senior year in high school when she was chosen to participate in an acting workshop there. “I just fell madly in love with New York City,” she said. “I knew I had to move there and wanted to someday do Broadway.” An opportunity to work in modeling with the Ford agency made her think for a moment she should put off college for a year. Her parents helped

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talk her out of that. She’d already been awarded scholarships and was accepted into musical theater at Otterbein. “I went to Otterbein and loved Otterbein and graduated,” Palmer said. She ended up back in New York for an internship at CBS Casting that she says showed her another side of the acting business. “I learned a ton from that,” she said. “I got to see a lot of plays and experience the city and decided that’s where I wanted to live after school.” She convinced her parents to let her stay an extra four weeks beyond the internship and landed a job as personal assistant with Jerry Stiller. “I went from seeing unemployed actors coming into a casting office trying to get cast to seeing professional successful actors who were working and getting to live that lifestyle,” Palmer said. She finished at Otterbein and then moved to New York. Palmer traces her confidence to her days in Loveland. “I was in ‘Sweet Charity’ at Loveland Stage Company my senior year,” she said. “That was what started giving me confidence; getting to be in shows outside of just my school. I was working with really fantastic people and it was a fantastic experience. Then I won the stage company scholarship for college. I am so grateful for all those opportunities.” Palmer left New York City after a few years and moved to Los Angeles to pursue roles in commercial acting, television and film. Like any actor, she has paid her dues along the way working, what she calls, “survival” jobs. Sure bartender was among them,

but the most interesting, lucrative and beneficial has been standardized patient. “I’ve done just about every silly little job you’ve heard of,” Palmer said. “I work as a standardized patient about two days a week. Medical students have to go through a series of exams. They see patients and have to try to figure out what’s troubling them. I’ve been doing that for about five years. It’s interesting because I get to use my acting skills.” Using her acting skills is finally paying off with attention for her role in “Paranormal Activity.” The lowbudget film, produced with practically nothing, tells the story of a young married couple moving into a house that seems to come alive with “Paranormal Activity” when they try to sleep. Response to the films limited release three weeks ago has turned it into a horror film phenomenon with a full nationwide release last week. “It was the No. 1 most ‘twittered’ thing for a week,” Palmer said. “I’m constantly getting messages from friends about who’s talking about it – it seems like it has infiltrated everything. It’s wild – especially for a movie that was made with just about nothing. The kind of press this is getting is priceless and I’m grateful for that.” Palmer always wanted to do a horror film and hopes to capitalize on the success of this film to help strengthen her acting career. This is getting her access to top managers, agents and publicists along with fan mail. She’s been offered a role in a film scheduled to be shot in France and she received a request to appear at a horror film convention. “I’d just like the opportunity to act,” she said and sometimes she just likes to get away from all the craziness and come home. “I love being able to come home there. It still feels like home; coming over the hill and seeing Loveland sort of lets me breathe and makes me feel back at home.”

Mankers celebrate 59 years

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Ashley Palmer’s horror photo – notice the possessed look in her eyes.


Juanita and Glenn Manker of Miami Township, in front, celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary with family. From left: in back, Sue Manker, Ariah Manker, Faith Manker, Lillianna Manker, Jazmine Manker and Trenten Manker.

Juanita and Glenn Manker celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary Aug. 27. They have lived in Miami Township for 49 years after moving from Hillsboro, Ohio. The couple were involved in many community activities including Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and 4-H clubs. The sponsored a variety of events like bowling tournaments and dances for people with disabilities. They were founding members of the Milford Swim Club. Glenn sold cars at Frazier-Williams Chevrolet in Milford for more than 40 years. He retired about six years ago.


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Business Networking, 8 a.m.-9 a.m. Loveland Chamber of Commerce, 442 W. Loveland Ave. For current and future members. Free. Presented by Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce. Through Dec. 17. 683-1544; Loveland.


Health Screenings, 9 a.m.-noon, Owens Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, 7319 Montgomery Road. Blood pressure, weight, foot and spinal screenings. Walk-ins welcome. Free. Appointment requested. 7840084; Silverton.


The Rusty Griswolds, 9:30 p.m. Bar SeventyOne, 8850 Governors Hill Drive. Ages 21 and up. $10. 774-9697. Symmes Township.


Nick Thune, 8 p.m. $12. Ages 18 and up. Go Bananas, 984-9288. Montgomery.


Exercise Aches and Pains, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road. Learn to deal with normal aches and pains that occur when exercising regularly. $20. Registration required. 9856712; Montgomery.


Bone Voyage Band, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Cactus Pear Southwest Bistro, 9500 Kenwood Road. 791-4424. Blue Ash.


Nick Thune, 8 p.m. $8, $4 college students and military. Ages 18 and up. Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place. 984-9288. Montgomery.


All Shook Up, 7 p.m. Ursuline Academy, 5535 Pfeiffer Road, Besl Theatre. Elvis jukebox musical comedy. Story of small-town girl who dreams of hitting road and guitar-playing roustabout who shakes things up. $10. Tickets required. Presented by Ursuline Academy Stage Company. Through Nov. 8. 791-5791, ext. 1802; Blue Ash.


Lake Isabella Fishing Boathouse, 8 a.m.noon, Lake Isabella, 10174 LovelandMadeira Road. Full-service boathouse with rowboat rentals. Open fishing year-round in 28-acre lake with outdoor fishing pier from dusk to dawn. $9.50 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Symmes Township. F R I D A Y, N O V. 6


Natural Selections, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Raymond Walters College Muntz Hall. Free. 7455600; Blue Ash.


Computer and TV Recycling Drop-Off, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 2trg, $20 TVs over 60 pounds, $10 TVs under 60 pounds, free for other items. 946-7766. Blue Ash.


Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227. Indian Hill. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Turner Farm, 574-1849. Indian Hill.


Casual Wine Tasting, 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike. Pub. Includes music. $5. 697-9705;; Loveland.


All Shook Up, 7:30 p.m. Ursuline Academy, $10. Tickets required. 791-5791, ext. 1802; Blue Ash.


Miss Saigon, 7:30 p.m. Loveland Stage Company Theatre, 111 Second St. Musical about the fall of Saigon during Vietnam War. Contains adult language and situations. $19, $16 seniors and students. Presented by Loveland Stage Company. Through Nov. 21. 697-6769. Loveland.


Lake Isabella Fishing Boathouse, 8 a.m.noon. Lake stocked with yellow perch. Lake Isabella, $9.50 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Symmes Township. S A T U R D A Y, N O V. 7


Crafty Kids’ Camp and Mom, 2 p.m.4:30 p.m. Stamp Your Art Out, 9685 Kenwood Road. Children and their moms create a Thanksgiving/fall candle and centerpiece while learning new crafting skills. Ages 8 and up. Family friendly. $25 for child and mom (includes all supplies). Registration required. 793-4558. Blue Ash.


Loveland High Arts & Crafts Expo, 10 a.m.4 p.m. Loveland High School, 1 Tiger Trail. More than 200 crafters. Handmade arts and crafts. Concessions available. Presented by Loveland Athletic Boosters. 476-5187; m. Loveland. Kinderklaus Markt, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Receptions Banquet and Conference Center Loveland, 10681 Loveland Madeira Road. More than 5,000 craft items, baked goods, holiday decorations and more. Benefits Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. $5, free ages 65 and up and ages 12 and under. Presented by Kindervelt of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. 683-2614. Loveland. Fall Craft Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Church of the Saviour United Methodist Church, 8005 Pfeiffer Road. Some 50 crafters and vendors. Pumpkins available on front lawn. Free. Presented by Children’s Council Ministries. 7913142; Montgomery.

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2009 Education and Enrichment Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sycamore Plaza, 7800 Montgomery Road. For parents to meet one-onone with schools, day cares, music, dance and performing arts studios plus a variety of enrichment products and services. Includes stage performances, giveaways. Family friendly. Free. 252-0077; Kenwood.


Linton Peanut Butter and Jam Sessions, 10 a.m.-10:35 a.m. Dancing Day. Bach, Vivaldi and Irish jigs. Dance along with cello, piano, flute and Irish penny whistle. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road. Educational and interactive. Ages 2-6. Family friendly. $12 for four tickets; $4. 381-6868. Kenwood.


All Shook Up, 7:30 p.m. Ursuline Academy, $10. Tickets required. 791-5791, ext. 1802; Blue Ash.


Miss Saigon, 7:30 p.m. Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $19, $16 seniors and students. 697-6769. Loveland.


Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive. Bonaventure House with exhibits, gift shop and library, 1797 Rich Log Cabin and 1879 Bishop-Coleman Gazebo. $3. Through Dec. 27. 683-5692; Loveland.


Fighting Hunger 5K Run and Walk, 8:30 a.m. Matthew 25: Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road. Door prizes and refreshments after the race. Benefits Matthew 25: Ministries. $20, $15 students. Registration required. 793-6256; Blue Ash. Hang at the J, 6:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Indoor waterpark, games, dinner, movie and snack. Wear gym shoes and socks and bring swimsuit and towel. $27, $20 siblings. Registration required. 761-7500. Amberley Village.


Moeller Band Boosters is hosting the Moeller High School Antique Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Moeller High School, 9001 Montgomery Road, Kenwood. The event features more than 100 dealers. Concessions are available. Proceeds to benefit the Moeller High School Band. Admission is $4. Call 791-1680. M O N D A Y, N O V. 9

ART EXHIBITS Natural Selections, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Raymond Walters College Muntz Hall. Free. 7455600; Blue Ash. CIVIC

Computer and TV Recycling Drop-Off, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 2trg, $20 TVs over 60 pounds, $10 TVs under 60 pounds, free for other items. 946-7766. Blue Ash.


Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472 Meeting, 7 p.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road. Public speaking and leadership skills meeting. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472. 351-5005. Kenwood.


GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 E. Enyart St., Community Room. For people facing the holidays after a loved one’s death. Features practical suggestions and reassurance through video interviews with counselors, grief experts and others who have experienced the holidays after their loved one’s death. Childcare available. Includes book. Free. Registration required. Presented by Montgomery Community Church. 587-2437. Symmes Township. S U N D A Y, N O V. 8


Moeller High School Antique Show, noon-4 p.m. Moeller High School, $4. 791-1680. Kenwood.


Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227. Indian Hill.


Lake Isabella Fishing Boathouse, 8 a.m.noon, Lake Isabella, $9.50 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Symmes Township.

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Tri State County Animal Response Team Meeting and Training, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Cat Handling Skills in Temporary Shelter Facility. Best Friends Pet Care, 11216 Gideon Lane. Volunteer meeting and disaster preparedness training for animal rescue. Free. Presented by Tri State County Animal Response Team. 702-8373; Sycamore Township. Southwest Ohio Crochet Guild Monthly Meeting, 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Beaded snowflakes. Community of Christ Church, 623 Paxton Ave. Promoting heart and soul of crochet for crocheters of all skill levels. $20 annual membership. Presented by Southwest Ohio Crochet Guild. 683-1670; Loveland.


Weight Loss Booster, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road. Learn to plan healthy meals, jump-start your metabolism and pinpoint and change behaviors that lead to overeating and weight gain. $125. Registration required. 985-6732; Montgomery.

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HOLIDAY - VETERANS DAY Veterans Day Ceremony, 10:30 a.m. Blue Ash Bicentennial Veterans Memorial Park, Corner of Hunt and Cooper roads. Paul Brondhaver, keynote speaker. Ohio Military Band performs and students from E.H. Green Intermediate School place wreaths and present written works in honor of holiday. Luncheon follows ceremony at Blue Ash Recreation Center with entertainment by Ohio Military Band. $4 luncheon. Presented by City of Blue Ash. 745-8510. Blue Ash. SHOPPING

Glamour, Glitz and Girlfriends, 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Kenwood Country Club, 6501 Kenwood Road. Latest fashion styles and beauty tips. Includes appetizers, desserts and cocktails. Celebrity jewelry designers and information on how to make your legs look and feel great. Free gift bag and info on heart and stroke. Benefits American Heart Association. Ages 21 and up. $35. Reservations recommended. Presented by Vein Solutions. 8428863. Madeira.


All Shook Up, 2:30 p.m. Ursuline Academy, $10. Tickets required. 791-5791, ext. 1802; Blue Ash.


Miss Saigon, 3 p.m. Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $19, $16 seniors and students. 697-6769. Loveland.


Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, $3. 6835692; Loveland. Lake Isabella Fishing Boathouse, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Lake Isabella, $9.50 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Symmes Township. Loveland Castle, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Weather permitting-call ahead. Loveland Castle, $3. 6834686; Symmes Township.


Steely Dan’s Rent Party Tour comes to the Taft Theatre at 7:30 p.m. for two nights, Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 10-11. On the first night, the duo will perform the complete live version of “Aja,” and on the second night, “The Royal Scam.” For tickets, call 877-598-8703 or visit


Pastor’s Prayer Time, 9 a.m.-9:25 a.m. Living Word Fellowship, 9781 Fields Ertel Road. Steve and Tara Peele, senior pastors. Presented by Equipping Ministries International. 677-8500. Loveland.


The Bank of Kentucky Center hosts the Royal Hanneford Circus from Friday, Nov. 6, through Sunday, Nov. 8. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday; and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8.50-$38. Visit


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November 4, 2009

The longing that never goes away We fear, as Francis Thompson feared as he ran from God, “Lest having thee, I might have naught else besides.” We also fear publicly admitting our need for God because of the secular implications that say only the mentally deficient believe in a God. In response to this fear of spirituality, James W. Jones, professor of religion at Rutgers University, says, “The struggle to find meaning by connecting with a universal, cosmic, moral and sacred reality represents not a failure of nerve, the onset of premature senility, or a lapse into neurosis, but is rather a natural part of the unhindered development process. The denial of this quest for the transcendent debilitates and impoverishes our life.” Got that? This doctor of

fulfillment … once we have caught in them a whiff of the future, we remain restless and urgent, seeking and searching beyond all experiences of fulfillment …” St. Augustine told us the same centuries ago, “You have made us for yourself, O God, and our hearts are ever restless until they rest in you.” Admit it or not, there is a spiritual component of our nature. It is a longing for the transcendent, for God. For a creature, total fulfillment will only be found permanently with its Creator. Strange, but many of us fear our spiritual longing. Why fear it? One reason is because we think it will cost us too much of our humanness and the enjoyment of this life. Paradoxically, it will increase it.

The experience of longing is familiar to everyone. Throughout a lifetime we long for myriads of things – a special toy, a friend, popularity, a lover, more money, better sex, a promotion, health and so it goes. Yet no matter what we acquire or achieve the ache of longing is never completely erased. Eventually there’s something or someone else we think we need in order to be happy. Longing is a sign of our incompleteness. We never reach a prolonged time when we hold something in our hands and say, “This is all I ever wanted and all I will ever need.” One of last century’s most prominent Protestant theologians, Jurgen Moltmann, wrote: “Once awakened by specific promises that stretch further than any

psychology at a prestigious university is telling us it’s quite normal to realize you long for God. You’re not neurotic or senile for doing so, you’re not weird; in fact you’re being true to your nature. It makes your life worse by not doing so. Spirituality is not optional. Certainly we need material possessions to live, and enjoyment to thrive, but we need a spiritual dimension to live fully. It enables us to find purpose and meaning and connects us our source and destiny. It fills out our picture. The fact that longing constantly nips at our heels proves it’s not optional. It’s

crucial for general health. “Among all my patients in the second half of life, that is to say over 35, there has not been one whose problem in the last resort was not that of finding a religious outlook on life,” wrote Carl Jung. Our consumer society tries to contradict that Jungian idea. It says our longing is exclusively for this world and this world can completely satisfy. Ridiculous! A society that tells its people they should live a certain way, if that way is fundamentally in opposition to what people are by nature, produces what Nietzsche termed the


“sick animal.” There is a longing down deep where the sparks of o u r humanity Father Lou s m o l d e r. Guntzelman Though we enjoy Perspectives this wonderful world, our longing wants to call us ever onward and up where we belong. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him atcolumns@community or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.


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Chilly weather outside means chili inside Plus, Rita’s grandson ‘fishes’ for birthday dinner

I had to laugh when grandson Jack requested tilapia from Keegan’s Seafood for his fourth birthday’s dinner. It’s a small shop in Mount Washington owned by Tom Keegan. K e e Rita gan’s a Heikenfeld w a l k i n g encyclopeRita’s kitchen dia for seafood and loves showing the kids all the different varieties to make them more aware about eating healthy. The reason I laughed is when we were growing up, the only seafood we ate was frozen whiting, fried, and fresh bass caught by my Mom and brother, Charlie. I didn’t even know what

tilapia was until I was in my 30s. We need to support independent folks like Tom. So if you have a favorite independent deli/grocer, etc. let me know and I’ll feature them and a signature recipe in an upcoming column. I want to hear from readers across the board: north, south, east and west!

Herb crusted halibut

Any nice white fish will do. When I teach seafood classes, this is a student favorite. Four servings halibut, skinless, 6 to 8 oz. each 1 ⁄2 cup approx. Dijon mustard Salt and pepper 1 ⁄2 cup basil, finely chopped 1 ⁄4 cup each: cilantro, mint, parsley, chives and dill, finely chopped Butter Pat fish dry. Season both sides of fish with salt and pepper and lightly brush both sides with mustard. Combine herbs and place in shallow dish. Press both sides of fish into herb mix-

ture, coating evenly. In a nonstick pan, melt about 2 tablespoons butter and turn heat to medium. Add fish. Cook several minutes on each side, until done. Tips from Rita’s kitchen: Don’t overcook fish. When it flakes easily, it’s done. Seafood 101: Watch my cable TV show with Tom on Union Township TV (Warner 8 and 15) to learn all you need to know about seafood.

Melissa’s Schaiper’s easy chicken chili

There’s a good amount of interest in the chicken chili Good Samaritan serves in their cafeteria. Friend, great cook and Good Sam’s cath lab queen (my given title) Kay Hitzler found out it’s a purchased product.

Kay’s group in the catheter lab held a tailgating lunch and Melissa Schaiper, a colleague of Kay’s, brought a crockpot chicken chili that was a huge hit. Kay said Melissa’s chili is a bit spicier than Good Sam’s. So I would say use a mild salsa. and at

Rita’s lower fat Fiddle Faddle clone

I developed this for the book “Sports Nutrition for Idiots.” Flaxseed is optional and the store-bought version doesn’t contain this. 4 cups popped corn 1 tablespoon flaxseed 1 cup caramel ice cream topping, heated in microwave

Spray crockpot. Add:

1 pound chicken breast 4 cups canned Great Northern beans 12 oz. salsa 1 teaspoon each: cumin and garlic Cook six hours on low. An hour before serving, stir in 4 ounces of pepper jack cheese. Serve with 4 more ounces of cheese. Tips from Rita’s kitchen: If you want, stir in more cumin and garlic after six hours. More chili recipes: In my online column at www.

Mix popcorn and flax. Pour topping over, stirring to coat as well as you can. Pour onto sprayed cookie sheet. Bake in preheated 250degree oven for 30 to 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Makes 4 cups.

Rooting out recipes

Fern’s chili. For Pam Timme. “It was in the Enquirer long ago and I’ve lost it.” I’m wondering if it’s Fern Storer’s recipe. She was the Post food editor for years and a wonderful cook. Red Lobster’s sun-

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Circle of Women to host benefit luncheon The YWCA Circle of Women will hold a benefit luncheon Thursday, Nov. 5, to raise funds for the support of programs provided by the YWCA Eastern Area. The Eastern Area YWCA provides numerous programs to address the problem of domestic violence in Clermont, Brown and Adams counties. These include the House of Peace Battered Women’s Shelter, a 24-hour crisis hot line, crisis intervention, education and training, health and wellness, advocacy services and more.

This year, the Circle of Women event will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the presence of the YWCA in the Eastern area. Domestic violence is the largest single cause of injury to women, and the most underreported crime in America. And, recent statistics show the problem is not getting better: • There has been a 33 percent increase over the past three years in domestic violence reports received by the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office.

• There has been a 30 percent increase in domestic violence cases in the Clermont County Domestic Relations Court over the past five years. • There has been a 30 percent increase in calls to the YWCA Eastern Area crisis hotline over the past three years. • Reduced governmental funding has created a more critical need for funds to continue the vital services provided by the YWCA. The Circle of Women was established to be a vehicle through which the YWCA

Supporters host evening of hope Approximately 340 friends and supporters of The Wellness Community gathered at the historic Laurel Court for the 2nd annual “Evening of Hope ... A Celebration of Life” presented by Mercy Health Partners. In addition to raising nearly $70,000 to support the free and professionally facilitated programs of support, education, and hope offered by TWC for people with cancer, their loved ones, and cancer survivors, attendees at the gala event also recognized 2009 honorees Chuck and Julie Geisen Scheper. The Northern Kentucky couple first became involved with TWC in 1992 and have leveraged their own experiences with cancer to bring hope to many others struggling with the disease and other health difficulties. The evening’s festivities included a VIP reception, silent and live auctions, dinner and entertainment by the Rusty Griswolds. Co-chairs April Davidow and Linda Green planned the spectacular fall event, along with committee members Aaron Bley, Betsy Baugh, Judy Dombar, Kate Gonzalez, Flannery Higgins, Pete Horton, Rita Jones, Christy Neyer, Molly



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Three local Jewish congregations, Ohav Shalom, B’Nai Tzedek and Beit Chaverim, will sponsor a movie night Saturday, Nov. 14. The event will take place at Ohav Shalom, 8100 Cornell Road in Sycamore Township, and will start at 6:30 p.m. with a Havdalah service. Following the service, attendees will be able to choose from two movies: “Arranged,” or “Walk on Water.” “Arranged” is the story of Rachel, an Orthodox Jew, and Nosira, a Muslim of Syrian origin. Both are young teachers at a public school in Brooklyn and both are going through the process of getting “arranged” marriages. The film, which has won

numerous awards, touches on a wide variety of themes including traditional values vs. contemporary values and Jewish-Muslim relations. The second movie choice, “Walk on Water,” is an action flick, which follows Israeli characters, including a Mossad assassin, to Berlin, as an assignment forces them to confront the role of the past in the lives of young Israelis and young Germans. The film touches on a wide range of themes including the lingering effects of Nazism and the Holocaust. The soundtrack features contemporary offerings from a number of artists, including Bruce Springsteen. Following each movie, discussion leaders will

engage audiences in an optional dialogue about the themes and questions raised by each movie. Light refreshments and the awarding of raffle prizes, as well as social time will conclude the evening. Movie night costs $6 per person, including the films and refreshments. Contact 489-3399 or 984-3303 for further information. Movie night will be the first of three such evenings designed to provide the community with the opportunity to watch Jewish themed movies and to discuss them afterwards. This event is part of a developing three congregational collaboration to provide innovative adult education programming to the entire community.


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Fall in love with Loveland! As you stroll through Historic Loveland, enjoy the fall displays. On Sept. 23, the Loveland Beutification Committee was busy placing straw bales, corn stalks, pumpkins and gourds under light posts. The front of city hall and the city clock, as well as several black containers, welcome the season with mums, kale, decorative cabbage and unique gourds and pumpkins.

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Church of the Saviour United Methodist

The Fall Craft/Vendor Show is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. It is free. Mission Maniacs (children kindergarten-sixth grades) will meet from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15. Memory candles will be made for families that have lost loved ones during the year. Kids Morning Out is from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday through Thursday. It is open to children 6 months-kindergarten. The cost is $10 for one child and $15 for families of two or more. Haiti Mission Trip 2010 sign-ups are being taken for an adult mission trip to Haiti in February. Call the church office for details. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 791-3142;

Epiphany United Methodist Church

Worship times are: Contemporary worship at 5 p.m. Saturdays, contemporary worship at 9 a.m. Sundays and traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Epiphany’s Wee Three Kings Preschool has openings for the 1824 month Parent’s Day Out classes. Classes meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Choose one or two days a week. This is a great opportunity for your child to learn and play with children his/her own age, while you get some much needed time to yourself. Call Stacy at 683-4256. The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 6779866.

Goldstein Family Learning Academy

The Goldstein Family Learning Academy will unveil its fall JLI course, “SoulQuest: The Journey Through Life, Death, and Beyond.” The twin mysteries of life and death have fascinated philosophers and laymen alike since the dawn of time. “This course addresses the most commonly asked questions about the soul’s journey,” said Rabbi Yisrael Rice, the course author. “And then some not-so-common questions that many people have never even thought of.” Participants will find comfort in understanding the soul’s journey. Lessons will examine a range of classic Jewish sources, drawing extensively from the Talmud and Kabbalah. This new course will be offered at Chabad Jewish Center for either six Thursday mornings or Monday evenings. Morning classes begin: 9:30-11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, and evening classes begin: 7:30-9 p.m., Monday, Nov. 9. The course costs $70, and there is a 10 percent Discount for Couples. A 50 percent discount is being offered when you sign up with a new student, which includes a student textbook. “We are so sure that you will enjoy it” said Rabbi Yisroel Mangel, “that we invite anyone interested to attend the first lesson free, with no obligation.” For further information or reservations Chabad Jewish Center 793-5200 or at or visit for up-todate information about SoulQuest.

About religion

Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. E-mail announcements to m, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. Mail to: Loveland Herald, Attention: Teasha Fowler, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, OH 45140. vice, 9:40 to 10:40 a.m. for the Contemporary Service and Sunday School and 11 a.m. to noon for the Blended Service and Sunday School. Membership At Loveland UMC – The first step is to attend an “Explore LUMC Breakfast,” where you’ll have an opportunity to learn more about Loveland UMC. Childcare is provided. Breakfast is held 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. Join the United Methodist Women from 9:45 a.m. to 11 a.m. the first Thursday morning of each month for UMW, a time of fellowship, devotion and ministry at LUMC. The purpose of the UMW is “to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.” The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-1738.

providing additional insights and ideas on holiday survival. Child care through sixth grade will be provided during the event starting at 10:30 a.m. at Montgomery Community Church (11251 Montgomery Road). Pre-registration for child care is required. To pre-register, call Mendy Maserang at 587-2437 or e-mail The church is at 11251 Montgomery Road; 489-0892.

New Church of Montgomery

The church conducts worship at 10:30 a.m., Sundays and Divine Providence Study Group the first four Sundays of the month from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The church is located at 9035 E. Kemper Road, Montgomery; 489-9572.

Northern Hills Synagogue

Northern Hills Synagogue-Congregation B’nai Avraham is hosting its annual rummage sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8. Jewelry, electronics, collectables, clothing, toys, and more will be available. At 1 p.m., the bag sale will begin, when an entire bag of merchandise can be purchased for $5. The synagogue is at 5714 Fields Ertel Road, Deerfield Township; 9316038;

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

Worship times starting Sunday, Sept. 6: 5 p.m. Saturdays; 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 101 South Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-4244.

River Hills Christian Church

Thriving Moms is a group for moms of infants through high school students; meets weekly to receive encouragement and instruction, make friends and have fun; held 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; child care provided. There is a Christian coun-

Montgomery Community Church

The church is hosting “GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays” seminar from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, in the Community Room of the Symmes Township Library (11850 Enyart Road). It is a helpful, encouraging seminar for people facing the holidays after a loved one’s death. Space is limited to the first 50 adults; pre-registration is required. There is no charge for this event. Topics to be discussed include “Why the Holidays Are Tough,” “What to Expect,” “How to Prepare,” “How to Manage Relationships and Holiday Socials” and “Using the Holidays to Help You Heal.” Those who attend will receive a free book with over 30 daily readings providing additional insights and ideas on holiday survival. Child care through sixth grade will be provided during the event at the church. Pre-registration for child care is required. To pre-register, call Mendy Maserang at 587-2437 or e-mail The church is hosting “DivorceCare: Surviving the Holidays” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, in the Community Room of the Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road. It is a helpful, encouraging seminar for people facing the holidays after a separation or divorce. Space is limited to the first 50 adults; pre-registration is required. There is no charge for this event. Topics to be discussed include “Why the Holidays Are Tough,” “What Emotions to Expect,” “How to Plan and Prepare,” “How to Handle Uncomfortable Situations” and “Using the Holidays to Help You Heal.” Those who attend will receive a free book with more than 30 daily readings

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

selor as the parent coach, as well as a mentor mom. Call 583-0371. The church is at 6300 Price Road, Loveland; 677-7600.

Sycamore Christian Church

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

All youth groups now meet at 6 p.m. every Sunday night beginning with supper, a short worship service and group sessions. The church is at 360 Robin Ave., Loveland; 683-2525;

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The church is hosting Scrapbooking from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. nearly every third Monday. Free childcare is provided. You must register by 5 p.m. Friday before the Monday event. For more information, call the church at 891-1700. The dates are: Nov. 16, Dec. 14, Jan. 25, Feb. 22, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 7, July 19 and Aug. 16. The church is at 7701 Kenwood Road, Kenwood; 891-1700. The church has a new contemporary worship service from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays. The services will feature contemporary worship music in a relaxed atmosphere with biblical teaching that will resonate with the fast-paced lifestyles that many of us find ourselves in today. The church is at 7205 Kenwood Road; 891-9768.


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REUNIONS Amelia High School Class of 1959 – a reunion is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Holiday Inn, Eastgate. For more information, call Rosalind (Fell) MacFarland at 752-8604. Our Lady of Perpetual Help – is having a reunion for all graduates from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at St. William’s Church Undercroft, West Eighth and Sunset avenues, Price Hill. Cost is $15 per person and includes soda, beer, chips, pretzels, bartender, hall rental and music by Jerry “Tiger” Iles. Donations given to Santa Maria Community Services, Sedamsville Civic Association and other organizations. Graduates are asked to bring a snack to share. Last names from A to M are asked to bring appetizers. Names from N to Z are asked to bring desserts. Mail reservations to Pat Oates Telger, 4125 Pleasure Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45205. Include name, name of spouse or guest, address, phone number, e-mail address, year graduated and a check for $15 made out to Pat Telger. For questions, call Marlene Mueller Collinsworth, 921-0620; Cathy Boone Dryden, 859-282-1788; Kathy Oates Finkelmeier, 4514392; Jane Corns Garrett, 4517420; Jenny Corns Newman, 451-8787; Judy Oates Paff, 9228708 or Telger at 251-4507.

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St. Margaret Mary School in North College Hill Class of 1969 – is conducting a 40-year reunion at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Clovernook Country Club, 2035 W. Galbraith Road. For details, contact Andy Kleiman at 859-441-6248.

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Goshen High School Class of 1979 – is having its 30 year class reunion Saturday, Nov. 21, at Valley Vineyards, 2276 E. US 22 and 3, Morrow, Ohio. Meet and greet is from 6-7 p.m. Dinner and DJ is from 7-11 p.m. No charge for meet and greet. Dinner and DJ is $30 per person. Make checks payable to Goshen High School Class of 1979, P.O. Box 27, Lebanon, Ohio 45036, c/o Debi Wallace. For questions, Contact Kim Cook at 967-1169, Debi Wal-

lace at 673-1973, Diana Mohring at, Denise McFadden at, Nina Ross at 545-6289 or, or Tim Johnson at 824-2353, or Our Lady of Victory Class of 1974 – is having its 35th reunion at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at St. Simon Church, Fr. Plagge Hall. Cost is $25 per person or $45 couple. Beer, wine, snacks and food will be available. Classmates that need to be located: Bruce Bruno, Paula Dietrich, Kim Meier, and Mary Ann Owens McCrillis. RSVP no later than Nov. 1 to any one of the following: Denise Emmett: 702-9077, Karen Wuebbling Sutthoff 738-4138, Kim Lynch Breitenbach 484-4913, Mary Pat McQuaide 922-8021, Suzette Brucato Timmer 9227085, or visit the class’ reunion page at St. Dominic Class of 1988 – reunion is being rescheduled for the fall at a date and place to be determined. E-mail Angela (Fischer) Seiter at for information. Princeton High School Class of 1970 – will have its 40th reunion on June 25 and 26. A buffet is planned for 7-11 p.m., Friday June 25, at Raffel’s Banquet Hall in Evendale. The class will also meet from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., at Sharon Woods, on Saturday, June 26, at Cardinal Crest camp site for a cookout. All classmates should contact Jim Young at or Janice (Renner) Wilkins at Talawanda High School classes of 1964 and 1965 – are having a 45th reunion for 1965 and 46th reunion for 1964, July 23, 24 and 25, in Oxford, Ohio. Specific planning will take place in November, but initial contacts can be made to Alice Anderson Wedding at, on, or at 831-0336. Anyone is welcome to help plan.

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Robert J. McGregor, 25, 501 Hanna Ave. No. 1, assured clear distance ahead, driving under suspension or violating restriction, re-cite other department, Oct. 20. Juvenile, 13, theft, Oct. 21. William E. Hacker, 47, 765 E. Tulane Ave., capias, re-cite other department, Oct. 22. Corey S. Mcosker, 26, 3641 Wilshire Ave., passing bad checks, Oct. 22. Jessica M. Books, 30, 7446 Hamilton Ave., capias, Oct. 26.

Incidents/investigations Capias

At 126 S. Lebanon Road, Oct. 26.

Capias, re-cite other department At 126 S. Lebanon Road, Oct. 20.

Criminal damaging/endangering At 112 Shingleoak Drive, Oct. 24.

Domestic violence-knowingly At 285 E. Broadway St., Oct. 25.

Menacing by stalking

At 126 S. Lebanon Road, Oct. 22.

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At Broadway, Oct. 20.


At 655 Loveland-Madeira Road, Oct. 21.

MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Patricia Knapke, 50, 5413 Belle Meade, open container, operating vehicle under influence, Oct. 11. Theodore Lutz, 21, 8855 Old Indian

Hill Road, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, Oct. 11. Adam M. Murray, 21, 4574 Clermont Lane, domestic violence, Oct. 11. William L. West, 30, 21504 Woodville Road, assault, Oct. 12. Juvenile, 15, assault, Oct. 13. Juvenile, 16, domestic violence, Oct. 14. Sean D. Miller, 30, 5457 Carterwall Drive, disorderly conduct, Oct. 13. Griffin R. Jacobs, 18, 6757 Euclid, drug abuse, Oct. 14. Joshua W. Burroughs, 18, 7112 Wallace, drug abuse, Oct. 14. Lee Hall, 19, 25 Maple Crest, drug paraphernalia, Oct. 15. Robert D. Kelley, 21, 5630 Beechgrove, drug paraphernalia, Oct. 16. Ethan Oelker, 18, 6211 Spires, drug possession, operating vehicle under influence, Oct. 17. David G. Warfield, 20, 830 Forest Ave., drug possession, Oct. 18. Rocky A. Hollon, 24, 6032 Colter Ave., drug possession, operating vehicle under influence, Oct. 18. Kenneth E. Vogel, no age given, transient, illegal conveyance, concealed weapon, drug paraphernalia, marijuana possession, Oct. 18.

Incidents/investigations Assault

5903 Deerfield, Oct. 14.

Criminal damage

Vehicle keyed at 2402 Arrowhead Trail, Oct. 11. Mailbox damaged at 6361 Ironwood, Oct. 14. Vehicle driven through yard at 859 Ridgeview, Oct. 14. Fencing damaged at 5656 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, Oct. 17.

Domestic violence

At Pebble Brooke Trail, Oct. 11. At North Timber Creek, Oct. 14.


Female stated ID used with no authorization at 1587 Hunt Club, Oct. 13.


Male was threatened at 732 Miami Heights, Oct. 14.


Female reported this offense at 6000 block of Ring Lane, Oct. 9.


Cellphone charger taken from Meijer at Ohio 28, Oct. 11. Center caps taken off wheels of vehicle at 1082 Ohio 28, Oct. 11. Food not paid for at Frisch’s; $37.54

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2009-66 A resolution accepting the amounts and rates as determined by the Budget Commission and authorizing the necessary tax levies and certifying them to the County Auditor. Misty Cheshire, Clerk of Council City of Loveland The above listed legislation is available for inspection at the City Manager’s office, 120 West Loveland Avenue, Loveland, Ohio during normal office hours. 5769

SECTION 00020 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS The City of Loveland, through the office of the City Manager, will receive sealed bids for the Water Line Replacement on Wall St., Between Ohio and Betty Ray project. The project is the installation of 8" water main located on Wall St., Ohio Av., Harper Av., Shadycrest Ln., Brecker Ln., Wilson Av., and Victory Ci. in Hamilton County, Ohio. The project work includes, but is not limited to: earthwork, installation of approximately 100 linear feet of 12" storm sewer, catch basins, approximately 3,600 linear feet of 8" diameter water main, appurtenances, curb replacement, and restoration of disturbed areas. Separate sealed bids will be received by the City of Loveland and then publicly opened and read aloud at Loveland City Hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave., Loveland, OH on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 3:00 PM local time. The plans, specifications, and bid forms may be examined at: McGraw-Hill Construction Dodge Plan Rm 7265 Kenwood Road, Suite 200 Cincinnati, OH 45236 Allied Construc tion Industries 3 Kovach Drive Cincinnati, OH 45215 Loveland City Hall, City Manager’s Office 120 West Loveland Avenue Loveland, OH 45140 (513) 683-0150 Copies of the Bidding Documents may be purchased at cost at: Queen City Reprographics 2863 Sharon Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45241 Each BIDDER must deposit with their bid, security in the amount, form, and subject to the conditions provided in the INFORMATION FOR BIDDERS. The OWNER reserves the right to accept any bid, to reject any or all bids, and to waive any irregularities in any bid. No BIDDER may withdraw his bid within sixty (60) days after the actual date of the opening thereof. Bidders are advised that State Prevailing Wage requirements WILL apply to this contract. An optional Pre-bid Conference, to answer any BIDDERS questions, will be held on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at 1:00 PM at the Loveland City Hall Council Chambers, 120 W. Loveland Ave., Loveland, OH. Prospective BIDDERS may address inquiries with Cindy Klopfenstein, City Engineer, at 120 West Loveland Avenue, Loveland, OH 45140, (513) 683-0150. 1188

The Community Press the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: Loveland, Chief Tim Sabransky, 583-3000. Miami Township, Chief Stephen Bailey, 248-3721. Symmes Township, Lt. Dan Reid, 683-3444. 2001 Dodge taken; $6,000 at 1998 Stillwater No. 5, Oct. 17. Money taken from vehicle; $60 at 725 Windfield, Oct. 18.

SYMMES TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Juvenile female, 15, theft at 9156 Union Cemetery Road, Oct. 11. David Atwood, 58, 3305 North Bend Road, theft, obstruction of official business at 9201 Fields Ertel Road, Oct. 10. Timothy James, 35, 3004 Brent Drive, complicity at 9201 Fields Ertel Road, Oct. 10. Juvenile female, 17, theft at 9201 Fields Ertel Road, Oct. 9. Juvenile female, 15, theft at 9201

Fields Ertel Road, Oct. 9. Bryan Miller, 38, 8896 Woolstone Court, assault at 8850 Governors Hill Drive, Oct. 11.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

Attempt made at 8770 Wales Drive, Oct. 16.


Garage entered and laptop of unknown value removed at 9218 Terwilligers Wood Court, Oct. 10.

Domestic violence

Female reported at Endeavor Drive, Oct. 12.


Reported at 12121 Montgomery Road, Oct. 9.

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2009-65 A resolution recognizing and authorizing a deviation from the employee leave reserve policy as established by Resolution 2005-10 for the City of Loveland’s 2010 Budget and Capital Improvement Program.

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2009-64 A resolution recognizing and authorizing a deviation from the target fund reserve as established by Resolution 2004-53 for the Sanitation and Environment Fund and the Stormwater Fund for the City of Loveland’s 2010 Budget and Capital Improvement Program.

at Ohio 28, Oct. 11. GPS unit, etc. taken from vehicle; $480 at 6623 W. Knollwood, Oct. 12. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $57 at Ohio 28, Oct. 12. Bike taken; $200 at 6593 W. Knollwood, Oct. 12. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $155 at Ohio 28, Oct. 11. Jeans taken from Kohl’s; $69 at Ohio 28, Oct. 13. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $22 at Ohio 50, Oct. 13. T-tops taken off vehicle; $1,090 at 1301 Ohio 131, Oct. 13. Eye glasses taken from Meijer; $16 at Ohio 28, Oct. 13. CDs taken from vehicle at Milford Junior High at 1 Eagles Way, Oct. 7. Money taken from cash drawer at Meijer; $170 at Ohio 28, Oct. 10. Company check taken, and forged, from United American Insurance; $6,000 at Technecenter, Oct. 14. Ladders taken; $400 at 6065 Donna Jay, Oct. 16. Theft from apartment at 603 Commons Drive, Oct. 16.



Female was assaulted at 1060 No. 8 Cooks Crossing, Oct. 11. Male was assaulted at 1281 Pebble Brooke Trail No. 1, Oct. 12. Male juvenile was assaulted at Milford High at 1 Eagles Way, Oct. 12.

2009-63 An ordinance changing the salary and benefits for City Council Members effective December of 2011.

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LEGAL NOTICE OF SYMMES TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES Notice is hereby given that the Board of Trustees of Symmes Township, Hamilton County, Ohio, has changed its regular meeting date in November. The Board will meet on November 10, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at the Township Administration Building, 9323 Union Cemetery Road. John C. Borchers Fiscal Officer, Symmes Township 874979/1001510675

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SECTION 00020 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS The City of Loveland, through the office of the City Manager, will receive sealed bids for the South Second Street Improvements project. The project is the installation of roadway, water and storm water improvements, located on South Second Street between Oak St. and Broadway St. in Clermont County, Ohio. The project work includes, but is not limited to: guardrail replacement, pavement resurfacing, replacement of approximately 329 linear feet of 12" storm sewer, approximately 200 linear feet of 8" diameter water main, appurtenances, and restoration of disturbed areas. Separate sealed bids will be received by the City of Loveland and then publicly opened and read aloud at Loveland City Hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave., Loveland, OH on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 3:30 PM local time. The plans, specifications, and bid forms may be examined at: McGraw-Hill Construction Dodge Plan Rm 7265 Kenwood Road, Suite 200 Cincinnati, OH 45236 Allied Construction Industries 3 Kovach Drive Cincinnati, OH 45215 Loveland City Hall, City Manager’s Office 120 West Loveland Avenue Loveland, OH 45140 (513) 683-0150 Copies of the Bidding Documents may be purchased at cost at: Queen City Reprographics 2863 Sharon Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45241 Each BIDDER must deposit with their bid, security in the amount, form, and subject to the conditions provided in the INFORMATION FOR BIDDERS. The OWNER reserves the right to accept any bid, to reject any or all bids, and to waive any irregularities in any bid. No BIDDER may withdraw his bid within sixty (60) days after the actual date of the opening thereof. Bidders are advised that State Prevailing Wage requirements WILL apply to this contract. An optional Pre-bid Conference, to answer any BIDDERS questions, will be held on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at 1:30 PM at the Loveland City Hall Council Chambers, 120 W. Loveland Ave., Loveland, OH. Prospective BIDDERS may address inquiries with Cindy Klopfenstein, City Engineer, at 120 West Loveland Avenue, Loveland, OH 45140, (513) 683-0150. 1165

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1414 Bellwood Drive: Schwieter John S. & Sherry Ann to Buckner Jennifer A.; $80,000. 1861 Heidelberg Drive: Finamore Terry L. & Cheryl J. Booker to Marsh Carmelita M.; $110,000. 775 Quailwoods Drive: Miller Anthony D. & Mary A. to Ridenour Clinton M.; $200,000.


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& James Landry to James & Lois Landry, 0.4850 acre, $360,000. 550 Belle Meade Farm Drive, David Cappadonia to Terrence & Lori Linz, $275,000. 586 Blackhawk Trail, Gregory & Mary Kay Hansen, Trs. to Jason & Alicia Fairbanks, 0.4800 acre, $199,000. 818A Bramblewood Drive, Eugene Herrmann to Brian Rosner & Shannon Saldana, $297,500. 6025 Delfair Lane, Robert & Ann Tengler to Philip & Jamie Woodward, 0.2180 acre, $160,000. 6647 Epworth, Donna Mays to Erika Weierman, $119,000. 1118 Fox Run Road, John Neu to


Robert & Melissa McClanahan, $140,000. 1056 Hayward Circle, Matthew & Linda White to Mauricio & Sara Moreno, 0.4820 acre, $242,000. 5661 Highland Terrace Drive, JoAnn Younginger & Joann Younginger, Admin. to Michael Martin, $134,000. 5400 & 5513 Mallard Pointe, White Farm Development LLC. to Fischer Single Family Homes II, 0.6240 acre, $68,000. 5515 & 5504 Mallard Pointe, White Farm Development LLC. to Fischer Single Family Homes II, 0.6053 acre, $62,500.



Golda Carrello

Golda Carrello, 87, of Loveland died Oct. 24. Survived by son, Mike Carrello; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father, Christopher Morgan; mother, Elizabeth (nee Stallard) Morgan; husband, Carrello Victor Carrello; and siblings, Leonard Morgan, Elmer Morgan, Bill Morgan, Elma Craft, Winston Morgan and Ola Morgan. Services were Oct. 28 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Goshen. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597.

Roy Hord

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Roy Hord, 84, of Loveland died Oct. 24. Survived by wife, Ramona J. (nee Roberts) Hord; children, William D. Hord and Jeff (Kathy) Hord; grandchildren, Laura Hord and Alex Hord; brother, Hord Grover E. (Jean) Hord; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father, Roy Hord Sr.; mother, Fay (nee Dixon) Hord; and siblings, Bill Hord and John Francis Hord. Services were Oct. 29 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Loveland. Memorials to: American Heart Association, 2936 Vernon Place, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45219; or American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

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Deborah L. (nee Mullins) Mace, 59, of Loveland died Oct. 21. Survived by children, Scott (Julie) and Andy (Jennifer Small) Mace; sis-

ter, Sue (Mike) Davis; and niece, Tracy Keller. Services were Oct. 24 at St. James of the Valley Catholic Church, Wyoming. Memorials to: St. James of the Valley Memorial Fund, c/o 411 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45215.

David Mitchell

U.S. Marine Corps Capt. David “Seth” Mitchell, formerly of Loveland and a 1997 Loveland High School graduate, died in a helicopter collision while on duty in Afghanistan, Oct. 26. Mitchell was stationed at Camp Pendleton CA and was part of the Marine Corp HMLA 367 Scarface unit. Mitchell Mitchell piloted an AH-1 Super Cobra helicopter. Mitchell also served tours in Okinawa, Haiti and Iraq. Mitchell volunteered to report early to duty in Afghanistan to assist a unit short on manpower. Survived by parents Steve and Connie Mitchll; brother, Drew Mitchell; grandparents Nellie Gray Stewart and Joseph D. Mitchell (USN/WW II); uncles and aunts Laryy Mitchell, Chris and Rhonda Mitchell, Jerry and Lynn Stewart, Steve and Dottie Stewart; Mark Stewart and Scott Snider; cousins, Matt and Paul Mitchell, Kari and Shane Hundley and U.S. Navy Master-at-Arms First Class Chad (Amanda) Mitchell. A celebration of life will be held from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4, at Colonial Baptist Church, 6051 Tryon Road, Cary, N.C. Internment will take place at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 6, at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington Va. Memorials to: • Intrepid Fallen Hero’s Fund, • Wounded Warrior Project, • USO, www.uso.or Freedom Alliance,



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Michael Allen Napier

Michael Allen Napier, 42, of Loveland died Oct. 24. Survived by mother, Kay (nee Hanselman) Napier; grandmother, Madeline Napier; brother, Victor Lee (Teresa) Napier; nieces and nephews, Alex Napier, Adam Michael Napier and Katie Napier Napier. Preceded in death by father, Victor Eugene Napier; and grandfather, Victor Napier. Services were Oct. 27 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Loveland. Memorials to: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 101 South Lebanon Road, Loveland, Ohio, 45140; or Drake Center Auxiliary, 151 W. Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45216.

Marilyn Darleen Partin

Marilyn Darleen Partin, 74, of Loveland died Oct. 23. Survived by husband, Billy B. Partin; children, Michael and Debbie Partin; grandchildren, Gabriel, Jonathan and Sarah Anne; great-grandchilPartin dren, Kathryn, Carrie, Kaleb, Abigail and Grace. Preceded in death by father, Hershel Rich; mother, Fannie (nee Roy) Rich; and grandchild, Christopher. Services were Oct. 27 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Loveland. Memorials to: Branch Hill Baptist Church, 6526 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Loveland, OH 45140.

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ANNA MARIA ISLAND, FL Book now for Jan/Feb Special to be in this wonderful Paradise! Great fall rates, $499/week. 513-236-5091

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