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Station OKd; now River Trail Flats

By Chuck Gibson

Loveland city council voted unanimously to approve the resolution authorizing the Loveland city manager to enter into a

development agreement with River Trail Flats LLC for sale of the Loveland Station property. The vote was 7-0 with all council members voting for the resolution. The resolution first came be-

fore council during its regular session Tuesday, Oct. 8, but was tabled to allow adequate time for council to review the final version. The agreement calls for the site now known as Loveland Station to be sold to the pre-

ferred developer, River Trail Flats. It means slightly more than 3.2 acres of property will be transferred to the developer and become known as River Trail Flats. “This is a very complicated

negotiation and agreement between the city and the developer,” Mayor Rob Weisgerber said. “There are a lot of moving parts to satisfy both the city’s See FLATS, Page A2

Tigers’ perfect season creates buzz By Chuck Gibson

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Have you noticed the buzz around Loveland? Maybe not. It might be more of a low hum; kind of like the sound of the refrigerator in your house. It could be a full-blown roar, like the roar of an excited tiger; an excited Loveland Tiger. Yes, there is excitement surrounding the Loveland Tiger varsity football team. Loveland has won its first nine games and is headed for the playoffs. The Tigers host Milford at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the final game of the regular season. It would be the first undefeated season for Loveland High School football in more than 40 years. That’s exciting. So, where’s the buzz? If you’ve been there, you know the answer. You’ve seen it, you’ve felt it, and you’ve heard the buzz. It happens on Friday; all day long, the kids at school, in restaurants around town at lunchtime, and it builds into a crescendo as the crowd gathers for the game. “I feel the vibe in people asking me, who never thought twice to ask about Loveland

Details about Loveland High School’s first Division II playoff game: » Loveland (10-0) vs. Vandalia Butler (6-4) » When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 » Where: Loveland High School » Tickets: Go on sale Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the school. Hours – 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 6 8 p.m. Wednesday; 7:30 1 p.m. Friday. Check in at the front desk. The school did not know ticket prices as of Monday.

Nate Slagel (47), Luke Waddell (37) and Gunner Lay (2) enjoy the view from the sidelines as the Tigers take a big lead on Oak Hills Sept. 13. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

football,” said Larry Slagel, father of junior running back Nate Slagel. “It’s electric. On

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Friday’s, it starts at the beginning of the day, and all through the afternoon; just what’s going

on at Tano’s, and The Works, and downtown." Scott Gordon graduated

from Loveland High School in 1985, and now owns The Works restaurant in Loveland. He took their mobile oven to the stadium to help raise funds for the Ethan Kadish family during one home game. “I couldn’t believe how crowded it was,” Gordon said. “It was bigger than Homecoming, and it was just a game.” See TIGERS, Page A2

Shakeup in Miami Twp. fire dept. By Keith BieryGolick

Every family has its holiday traditions. At The Community Press, we annually recognize those folks who go out of their way to help a neighbor or friend. We call it “Neighbors Who Care,” and we need your help. If you know someone who deserves some praise for helping others, tell us about them. Send the information to or Put “Neighbors Who Care” in the subject line and include your name, community and contact information, as well as the nominee’s name, community and contact information. Deadline for nominations is Friday, Nov. 22. We look forward to hearing about them.

MIAMI TWP. — Stephen Kelly was officially sworn in as Miami Township’s fire chief Oct. 15. With his appointment came changes to how the department is organized. “We hadn’t looked at the whole structure of how the fire department looks in 20 years,” said Trustee Mary Makley Wolff. “We (saw) that we have some underutilized folks that we are moving around — putting them in positions that are the best match for their skill set.” Trustees eliminated one of the two assistant chief positions and created a fire marshal and administrative cap-



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tain position. “It’s very rare, even in large departments, to have two assistant chiefs,” said Interim Fire Chief Patricia Brooks. “They were a little top heavy, as far as assistant chiefs (go).” Trustees tasked Brooks with looking at ways to improve the structure of the department during her time as interim chief. “I use the broken window theory,” Brooks explained. “When you’re walking down the street and you see a broken window you notice it the first day. The next day you see it and say, ‘somebody should fix that’ and then in about two weeks you don’t notice it anymore. I think that’s what happens in any organization when someone has been

Stephen Kelly is sworn in as the Miami Township Fire Chief Oct. 15. THANKS TO WILL MENZ

there for a long time — they expect the abnormal to be normal.” Brooks was quick to say retired Fire Chief Jim Whitworth did a tremendous job, but acknowledged this was an “opportunity to move forward

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needs, bond council needs, and the developer’s needs. The great news is we are on our way with a 7-0 supporting vote of all the hard work (City Manager Tom Carroll) and staff have put into this.” More pieces of legislation and public hearings will follow as elements of the agreement unfold. In the immediate future, the developer will have to do due diligence and planning, while the city will also have to fulfill legal obligations to provide for the ultimate transfer of the property.

BRIEFLY Loveland Chamber hosts wellness fair

The Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce is inviting residents and business members of the Loveland community to “Get Healthy” Thursday, Nov. 7. NRG Fitness in partnership with The Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to bring business members and residents together to instill Health and Wellness. The fair runs from noon to 2 p.m. and reopens from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at NRG Fitness, 9501 1-B Union Cemetery Road. This free health and well-

ness fair offers several health screenings, food samplings and give a ways to help keep you healthy. Health related businesses will be offering complimentary screenings such as: glucose testing, blood pressure screening, Body Max Index testing, massage and much more. All participants will be entered into a raffle for a movable device where you can track activity on a monitor from your wrist. For more information visit or call 513-683-1544.

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Gordon gives credit to the new athletic director Julie Renner for helping build the exciting atmosphere around the success of the Tiger football team at home. “People are coming out, they’re getting excited. The house is packed,” Slagel said. “Loveland puts on a great show. The athletic department does a great job for the home games.” It’s not just at home.

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“Lunch, Cards, Games and Fun” event will be sponsored by the Loveland Women’s Club Wednesday, Nov. 20. The event is held each year and is the largest money making event of the organization, with all proceeds going toward scholarships for Loveland High School students. The entertaining event will begin at noon at the Loveland Presbyterian Church, 360 Robin Ave. in Loveland. For $12 participants can enjoy lunch,

many door prizes and an afternoon of cards, games or just visiting with old and new friends. A “Wine Pull” will be featured again this year where attendees can purchase a number then “draw” that bottle of wine to take home. For reservations and more information contact Laurie Gordon, chairman, at or 513-683-7760.

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nees are women who distinguish themselves in community, school and family endeavors. To nominate a special lady, send your Valentine Lady nomination describing why the nominee should be selected for this honorary position to: Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce, 123 S. Second St. Loveland, Ohio 45140 Nominations must be received at the Chamber office by Nov. 15.

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Larry Slagel, whose son, Nate, led the entire city in rushing before a knee injury ended his season after eight games, credits Renner for doing some “very cool stuff” since stepping into her role as the new AD. She’s instituted a program that allows the students to sign-up, pay for a game ticket and bus pass to travel to road games. “I think the community is very electrified from it,” he said. “The students are totally energized by it. At Winton Woods, we filled five buses with students. We went there, and it was almost like a home game!” The boosters play a big role too. Slagel pointed to the state-of-the-art

fitness center funded by booster donations as one of the areas that has helped create a special buzz for all the students and athletes at LHS. Paxton’s restaurant assistant manager John Gamber says they get the overflow crowd on Fridays. Ralph Dunnigan, Paxton’s general manager has developed a partnership with the boosters to help support Tiger football. “Everyone that brings in their ticket and a coupon from the game, we’ll donate 10 percent of their bill to the Loveland Athletic boosters,” Dunnigan said. “We have a number of Loveland students that work for us here. It’s very positive.”

This perfect season is the culmination of a very good experience for the Slagel family, and the entire Tiger football family. Credit goes to former Loveland coach Andrew Marlatt for laying the groundwork, and to current coach Fred Cranford for adding a new level of success and excitement to Loveland Tiger football. That buzz you’re hearing now is sure to be a roar for the Tigers as they roll into the playoff season. “It’s great stuff, and I know the team really appreciate seeing the students,” Slagel said. “It’s just something so different that we haven’t experienced in a long time. It’s fun! They’re excited.”


really felt the fire marshal designation was a more efficient use of his skills,” Brooks said. “It’s not a demotion by a long shot. The fire marshal answers directly to chief – (so he’s) still at the top of the ladder.” Shift Captain Rita Burroughs moves into the new administrative captain position, effective Oct.13. Her salary will not change. “The captain who has been doing payroll and scheduling – she ended up really really stressed trying to get all of that done when she was on shift,” Brooks said. With more than 100 employees the change will allow Burroughs to focus

more fully on those administrative duties, she said. “I think (the changes) just make it easier to run from the top,” Brooks said. “It will make it a lot easier for (Chief Kelly).” Once trustees decided they wanted to hire Kelly, Brooks worked with him on the organization of the department – but with Kelly completely in charge now, these might not be the last changes. “You’re only as good as you can be when you are using everyone to the best of their abilities,” Wolff said. “With (Kelly) on board too, who knows what he’ll see.”

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and up.” The creation of a fire marshal position could potentially help the township save money, Wolff said. “We’ve never had a dedicated fire marshal and that position is really important,” she said. “They really are responsible for making sure we can prevent fire.” Assistant Chief Harold Thiele moves into that position Sunday, Oct. 27. His salary will not change. “Some of his best skills are code enforcement and arson investigation. I

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Loveland Stage Company remembers ‘Mama’ By Chuck Gibson

Any family struggling to make ends meet must pull together to overcome tough challenges. Loveland Stage Company co-director’s Barbara Rugen and Steve Link have pulled together a great cast to produce “I Remember Mama” on the LSC Theater stage Nov. 824. “It’s a timeless story of family problems and family solutions,” Link said. “There’s a lot of humor, but there’s also some tragic aspect to it. It’s about a Norwegian immigrant family.” The story is set in the early1900’s and twists and turns through the struggles an immigrant family faced. Mostly though, it is the story of what “Mama” (Wendy Gustafson) will do for her family; especially her daughter Katrin (Katrina Culbertson). Culbertson is a senior at LHS, but has performed on the LSC stage with the summer theater program for children. “My character is a writer,” she said. “The story is being told from her perspective. Her family is very important to her. She especially valued her relationship with her mother.” Gustafson has appeared in more than 20 LSC productions and has won Orchid Awards for her excellent performances As Guinevere in “Camelot” and Mother Superior in “The Sound of Music”. Patrons of LSC will also recognize the fa-

A banner hangs in Historic Downtown Loveland announcing the coming of "I Remember Mama" to the Loveland Stage Company Theater Nov. 8-24. CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Gretchen Gantner, and Grady Lehman rehearse a scene with Larry Behymer (Uncle Chris) for the production of "I Remember Mama" at the Loveland Stage Company Theater Nov. 8-24.CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

miliar talents of John Wolff (Papa), Gretchen Gantner (Aunt Jenny), John Masterson, Paul Derham, and Al Sagrati from their numerous appearances on the LSC stage. The show is produced by Jeanne Welsh with set design by Deirdre Dyson, and costuming by Marschelle Schauble. An injection of some talented new faces has Link and Rugen excited about the 25 member cast for this show. “There’s a lot of history among some of the cast members,” Link said. “We’re very happy to have a fabulous cast. We have some real veterans of

community theater that are bound to shine because of the experience they’ve had.” Two of those shining veterans are Larry Behymer, (Uncle Chris) who is familiar to the Cincinnati theater community for his work with the Beechmont Players, and Grady Lehman, who spent 12 years in New York, but is making her first appearance on the Loveland stage as Aunt Sigrid. “This is my first show with Loveland,” Lehman said. “It’s a wonderful community theater group. Cincinnati has one of the best theater communities in the country. It’s been great, this is won-

derful theater. The directors are wonderful, and it’s a wonderful cast.” Lehman was especially impressed with the directing of Barbara Rugen, and the work of Steve Link. The way the children have all pulled together has also stood out for Lehman. Throw into the mix the fact the directors brought in Rocco Dal Vera as a dialect coach to help performers with the Norwegian accent, you have some idea how the LSC family has pulled together to make this production special for the audience. “It’s a wonderful story of family,” said Lehman. “That’s what stands out

Grady Lehman (Aunt Sigrid) and Gretchen Gantner (Aunt Jenny) rehearse a scene for the Loveland Stage Company production of "I Remember Mama" opening Friday, Nov. 8, in Loveland.CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

most. It is how family stands together through thick and thin. Most of the audience is really going to relate to this.” “They’ll be reminded of strong family values, and the value of a strong core of family,” Link said. “The audience will be reminded of that.” More at: . LSC Presents: “I Remember Mama”

Loveland Stage Company Theater, 111 S. Second St. – Loveland, Ohio 45140 Opens: Friday, November 8 and runs through Sunday, November 24 Evening performances Fri.-Sat. start at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees start at 3:00 p.m. Ticket information, contact: Steve Link 513583-5107, or Jeanne Welsh 513-683-6599.

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SCHOOLS Student-run carnival has special theme: Help Ethan




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Despite being plastered with pie, Loveland Intermediate School students were all smiles during a student-run, Student Council-sponsored carnival Thursday, Oct. 17. The students used fun games to raise more than $3,200 for Ethan Kadish. “There were lots of booths, and it was fun for everyone,” student Erin Dickman said. “It felt good to help the Kadish family and have fun at the same time.” Kadish, a Loveland Middle School student who was struck by lightning at a summer camp in Indiana, is recovering at a Cincinnati-area hospital. This is the second school-supported fundraiser for the Kadish family. “Ethan remains part of the Tiger Family, and we want him and his family to know that,” said Steve Federman, teacher and carnival sponsor. “I’m extremely proud of the efforts of our students. This was a wonderful event to support a great cause.” If you would like to help the Kadish family, you can donate to Ethan's cause through an organization called HelpHOPELive . Photo caption: LIS Student Samantha Riede is all smiles – even with pie in her face

Loveland Intemediate School student Samantha Riede is all smiles – even with pie in her face. THANKS TO HEATHER HIGDON

Ursuline announces National Honor Society inductees One-hundred fifty eight Ursuline Academy students have earned membership in the National Honor Society, and were inducted in a ceremony at Ursuline’s Besl Theater. Students with at least a 3.5 GPA are invited to apply, and then earn membership after a selection committee reviews their applications. Induction is based on the four pillars of the National Honor Society: scholarship, service, leadership, and character. During the ceremony, Ursuline President Sharon Redmond reminded the inductees of the the expectations placed upon them as members of this society. “As you know, selection into National Honor Society is a privilege, not a right, and it is a privilege that comes with responsibility,” Redmond said. “As you recite the pledge tonight and become members of the Ursuline Academy chapter of the National Honor Society, I ask that you take seriously your promise to your school, your family, and yourselves, to use your gifts of wisdom, character, and leadership, to serve and empower others.” The inductees: Seniors: Kaitlin Barbiere, Evendale; Stephanie Beck, Mason; Olivia Desch, Hyde Park; Danielle Driscoll, West Chester Township; Michala Grycko, Evendale; Caroline Kirk, Indian Hill; Maggie McGraw, Indian Hill; Emma Meyer, Maineville; Amanda Muldoon, Maineville; Sarah Neltner, Montgomery; Grace Robinson, Lebanon; Meredith

Schmitt, Indian Hill; Marisa Seremet, Kenwood; Clare Suess, Hyde Park; Diana Tamborski, Miami Township/Loveland; Anna Varley, Anderson Township. Juniors: Aysha Ahmad, Symmes Township; Zara Ahmed, Mason; Ashley Albrinck, Evendale; Rebecca Allen, West Chester Township; Olivia Amiott-Seel, Liberty Township, Hamilton; Irim Aslam, Mason; Brooke Barrow, West Chester Township; Mallory Bechtold, Finneytown; Erica Behrens, Anderson Township; Tess Bellamy, Symmes Township; Caroline Blandford, Sharonville; Lauren Boehner, West Chester Township; Allison Brady, Union Township; Meghan Brandabur, Hamilton Township; Lena Brewer, West Chester Township; Taylor Brokamp, Sharonville; Mary Brown, Hyde Park; Nicole Callirgos, Symmes Township; Cierra Carafice, Lebanon; Carmen Carigan, Loveland; Hannah Carnevale, Mason; Kennedy Carstens, Liberty Township, Liberty; Allison Carter, Miami Township, Loveland; Colleen Clancy, Montgomery; Sarah Cowperthwait, Montgomery; Carlisle Cundiff, Loveland; Emma Darlington, Mason; Lindsay Davis, South Lebanon; Anne Debbane, Hamilton Township; Elise Dermody, West Chester Township; Kelly Dixon, Fairfield Township; Shannon Dowling, Kenwood; Katherine Edmondson, Miami Township, Loveland; Farida Eid, Mason; Lauren Endres, Evendale; Abigail Fair, Mason; Emily Fenter, Mason; Catherine Finke, Hyde Park;

Shayna Flannery, Loveland; Lauren Fleming, Symmes Township; Kari Fletcher, Fairfield Township; Kyland Frooman, Loveland; Kelly Fuller, Miami Township, Loveland; Kaitlin Gawkins, Deerfield Township; Maria Geisler, Indian Hill; Jessica Geraci, Loveland; Nia Gibson, Springfield Township; Mattina Girardot, West Chester Township; Ana Gonzalez Del Rey, Loveland; Abigail Grieff, Liberty Township; Miranda Grigas, Loveland; Kelsie Gronauer, Hartwell; Molly Grothaus, Miami Township, Milford; Claire Gruber, Mt. Lookout; Emma Guenther, Fairfield Township; Nishtha Gupta, Montgomery; Rebecca Hagedorn, Springfield Township; Christina Hallmann, Loveland; Lauren Haney, Symmes Township; Winter Harrison, Liberty Township; Anna Hecht, Mason; Emily Hellmann, Miami Township, Madeira; Elizabeth Henn, Finneytown; Victoria Heyob, Green Township; Mary Hickey, West Chester Township; Lydia Holding, West Chester Township; Jordan Hollmeyer, Sharonville; Clair Hopper, Anderson; Sara Huber, Symmes Township; Caroline Johnson, Kenwood; Colleen Johnston, Miami Township, Milford; Elizabeth Jordan, Symmes Township; Davinder Kaur, West Chester Township; Grace Kelly, Deerfield Township; Andrea Kennard, Loveland; Madilyn Kimmel, Goshen; Maureen Kimutis, Anderson; Olivia King, Hyde Park; Jane Klaus, Glendale; Maura Kopchak, Sycamore; Zoe Kraemer, Silverton; Karly

Students are inducted into the Ursuline Academy chapter of the National Honor Society. THANKS TO SALLY NEIDHARD

Krammes, Loveland; Gabrielle Kroger, Loveland; Rachel Kuprionis, Mason; Grace Lamantia, Mason; Danielle Leach, Sharonville; Brianna Lechner, Miami Township, Loveland; Paula Lechleiter, Mason; Jana Lewis, West Chester Township; Madison Liesch, Mason; Claire Limbert, West Chester Township; Mary Claire Lithen, Anderson Township; Jennifer Little, Union Township; Mailey Lorio, Miami Township, Loveland; Emily Lowe, West Chester Township; Madison Manger, Miami Township, Milford; Maria Marshall, Blue Ash; Gabriella Martini, Kenwood; Mary Kate McCormick, Symmes Township; Mary McGrath, Kenwood; Eleni Meehan, Maineville; Rebecca Mefford, Batavia Township; Donna Migely, Mason; Margaret Moeller, Loveland; Mary Grace Monzel, Glendale; Ayesha Najeed, West Chester Township; Rachel Neltner, Finneytown; Alexa Nicely, Maineville; Emma Niehaus, Symmes Township; Rebecca Nissen, Deerfield Township; Alice Noschang, Deerfield

Township; Josephine Nunner, Milford; Olivia Nurre, West Chester Township; Margaret O’Brien, Symmes Township; Megan Ogilbee, Loveland; Christina Pan, Evendale; Spencer Peppet, Terrace Park; Audrey Phipps, Symmes Township; Abigail Pitner, Kenwood; Julia Proctor, Miami Township, Loveland; Sara Robertson, Symmes Township; Rebecca Schulte, Loveland; Brittany Schwabe, Deerfield Township; Audrey Seminara, Mason; Emily Shaffer, Deerfield Township, Maineville; Emily Sydow, Hyde Park; Elizabeth Thompson, Mt. Lookout; Kila Tripp, Terrace Park; Emma Vickers, Loveland; Allison Wade, Mason; Nicole Wandtke, Mason; Nicole Weaver, Anderson; Caroline Weisgerber, Miami Township, Loveland; Jennifer Welch, Blue Ash; Clarice Westover, Fairfield Township; Meaghan Wheeler, Miami Township, Milford; Lauren Wilkins, Mason; Abigail Williams, Loveland; Madeleine Wyche, Loveland; Mollie Young, Kenwood, and Riley Zelczak, Maineville.



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Tigers play without top rusher By Scott Springer

Junior Nate Slagel (47) helped freshman Luke Waddell (37) in the Loveland backfield early in the year. With Slagel injured, the Tigers are relying on Waddell and senior Gunner Gambill.SCOTT SPRINGER/COMMUNITY PRESS

“Honestly, the highlight was probably beating Winton Woods,” Slagel said. “That was an all-around team thing. It really brought our team together how we overcame an opponent like that when everyone thought we couldn’t do it. It was a grinding-type game.” The final was 7-6 and it was the only game Slagel played where he did not score a touchdown. While recovering, he hopes to watch a long Loveland tournament run before getting his knee in shape again to make

swift strides for the Tigers. He also was a highly-decorated track athlete as a sophomore last spring. “They’re saying maybe about midseason for track, but I’m just going to make sure I’m OK for everything,” Slagel said. “If I’m 100 percent and feeling confident on it, then yeah, I will (return for track).” That said, July can’t come soon enough. As supportive as he may be at practice and games, Slagel’s future is running for touchdowns.

By Scott Springer and Mark Motz


Boys soccer

» Cincinnati Country Day fell 4-3 in double overtime against Springfield Central Catholic in the Division III regional semifinals Oct. 30. The Indians finished the season 17-3-2.

Girls soccer

» Loveland lost 3-0 to Mason in a Division I regional semifinal Oct. 29. The Lady Tigers final record was 17-3. Senior Sydney Dudley finished as the Eastern Cincinnati Conference’s leading scorer with 18 goals and 12 assists. » Cincinnati Country Day lost a 3-1decision against Hamilton Badin Oct. 29 in the Division III regional semifinals, it’s first appearance in the regional in 11 years. The Indians ended the season18-2.

St. X water polo lays foundation for future seasons By Tom Skeen


» Loveland finished the regular season 10-0 by shutting out Milford 46-0 on Nov. 1. Senior Gunner Gambill, freshman Luke Waddell and sophomore Drew Plitt had rushing touchdowns. Plitt also had a touchdown toss to junior Giovanni Ricci. Defensive touchdowns for the Tiger came from senior Tanner Griffin on a punt return and junior Jeff Prifti on a “pick six.” » Moeller won at Louisville Trinity 42-14 on Nov. 1 to finish at 9-1. Senior Gus Ragland ran for 147 yards and three scores and threw for two more to Kyle Butz and Chase Pankey. Dean Meyer also had a rushing touchdown. » Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy finished the season 10-0 after beating North College Hill 33-7 Nov. 1. They will play Madeira at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, in the first round of the playoffs. » Cincinnati Country Day finished the regular season 10-0 with a 39-0 win over Little Miami Nov. 1. In its first postseason game, CCD will play Summit Country Day at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8, at home.


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LOVELAND — The Eastern Cincinnati Conference’s top rusher for 2013 played in two fewer games than everyone else and still won handily. Actually, make that two and a half fewer games. In the first half against Walnut Hills Oct. 18, Loveland High School’s Nate Slagel had already rumbled for 121 yards and two touchdowns on just six carries. Then, it happened. “I leaned too much into a cut and I just heard a pop and went down,” Slagel said. “I knew the moment I hit the ground what I did.” The result was a torn anterior cruciate ligament. The dreaded ACL. Slagel is slated for surgery Nov. 7 with Dr. Keith Kenter, just one days before Loveland takes the field for its first playoff game against Vandalia Butler, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at home. Still, Slagel’s 1,340 yards surpassed everyone in the ECC. He ran for more than 200 yards on three separate occasions and only missed the century mark against Oak Hills Sept. 13. In that game, he had 79 yards, but freshman teammate Luke Waddell was hammering the Highlanders for 180. Now, Slagel’s reduced to viewing the games on crutches and focusing on his post-op rehabilitation. “I’ll be trying hard; it’s all I can do at this point,” Slagel said. “We still have it going. We beat Turpin by quite an amount.” Helping replace Slagel’s output has been senior Gunner Gambill, who came in and ran for 146 yards after the junior feature back was knocked out of the Walnut Hills game. Paired with Waddell, coach Fred Cranford’s two-headed running attack is still alive. “We’re definitely deep in the depth chart for running back,” Slagel said. Despite all of the individual accolades, No. 47’s best memory of the season comes from Loveland’s lowest-scoring game of the year.


Mason’s Jill Vetere (15) battles for control of the ball against Loveland’s Sydney Dudley (14) in the first half of their Division I regional semifinal Oct. 29. Mason won 3 to 0 over Loveland. JOSEPH FUQUA II/COMMUNITY PRESS

Beavercreek at the Division I state meet Nov. 2. Senior Christine Frederick finished fourth individually and junior Catherine Finke took seventh.

Wrestling Mollie Kuramoto of Loveland was recently named to the Capital One All District First Team for her 3.99 GPA at Purdue. THANKS TO WWW.PURDUESPORTS.COM

Girls volleyball

» Mount Notre Dame defeated St. Ursula 25-21, 25-18, 25-14 in the Division I regional semifinals Oct. 30. The win put MND in the regional title game with Ursuline Nov. 2. At Lakota West, MND beat Ursuline in five sets Nov. 2 to move to the Division I final four. MND won 29-27, 22-25, 18-25, 25-20, 21-19. The Cougars play Hudson at 2 p.m. Nov. 7 at Wright State.

Girls field hockey

» Mount Notre Dame lost in the Division I state semifinal to Columbus Academy 1-0 in overtime on Nov. 1.

Cross Country

» Ursuline Academy finished third in the team standings behind Mason and

» According to Loveland Coach Chris Switzer, Loveland wrestling will celebrate its 50th anniversary of the program on Dec 19. On this evening Loveland will wrestle Graham High School and would like to invite alumni to attend this event. They are trying to contact all alumni to support the wrestling team. Although they are stilling working on the details, a small ceremony will be conducted on this evening honoring former coaches and wrestlers. There will be a small get together after the duel, with food provided. Wrestling will begin at 7 p.m. Alumni can contact Switzer at

SPRINGFIELD TWP. — Jake Westerkamp and his St. Xavier High School water polo teammates were one half away from seeing their ultimate goal come to fruition. The Bombers led St. Charles Preparatory Academy out of Columbus 8-6 at halftime of the Ohio High School state title game, but were outscored 11-5 in the second half en route to a 17-13 loss Oct. 26 at Mason High School. Despite the loss, coach Mike Roberts isn’t focusing on what the Bombers didn’t accomplish; he wants everyone to know what his guys accomplished in just three years since establishing the program. “All we had this year was positives,” Roberts said. “… We beat every team in the state. We beat the team that won last year, we beat the team that won this year and that’s nothing but up for us. This is like the first rung of the ladder.” Roberts believes if it weren’t for Westerkamp, there wouldn’t even be a ladder to climb. As a “little skinny” sophomore, Westerkamp of Loveland started the first water polo match in St. X history and has started the 90plus games since. “If he didn’t come out or chose to go to a different high school, I’m not sure we could have carried the program through some bumps in the road,” Roberts said of his senior captain. “He’s just been tremendous.” Westerkamp ended his career in style despite not bringing home a state title. He scored eight of the Bombers’ 13 goals against the Cardinals to earn himself a 2013 Ohio state All-Tournament team honor. “Jake is like a coach’s dream,” Roberts said. “He’s a kid that’s not physically imposing, he’s not exceptionally strong, he’s not exceptionally fast, but he’s very aware. He plays as a good teammate. He’s smart, he’s wily, he’s a great leader and he’ll be missed.” The Bombers (18-11-1) struggled all season long with the Cardinals going 1-4 versus the state champs. Their lone win came Oct. 6 at the Milford Invitational, knocking off the Cards 8-5. “They are a very well coached team,” Roberts said. “(St. Charles coach) Jeff Geers has been coaching a long time and he’s got a system. He’s insistent his kids play within the system; they do that and they do it well.” Three years ago St. Xavier didn’t have a water polo program, now they have three teams with 28 kids, including 14 who never touched a water polo ball prior to the beginning of the season. The foundation has been laid for those youngsters who were exposed to success and leadership early in their careers. “They have grown up playing other sports or swimming so it’s just a great mix,” Roberts said of his underclassmen. “Having them exposed to Jake Westerkamp for100 days and a season is just going to be great for them going forward.”

College soccer

» According to, Mollie Kuramoto of Purdue women's soccer has been selected to the Capital One Academic All-District First Team. A full-time starter once again after returning from injury, she is the owner of a 3.99 cumulative See PREPS, Page A7

St. Xavier senior Jake Westerkamp works around two St. Charles Prep defenders and puts a shot on net during the water polo state title game Oct. 26 at Mason High School. The team captain scored eight goals in the Bombers’ 17-13 loss to the Cardinals. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS



Ursuline takes 3rd in state cross country meet By Mark D. Motz

BLUE ASH — The Division I state cross country meet may not have held a lot of surprises, but it certainly made some good memories. In a race where the individual and team winners seemed to be a foregone conclusion – St. Ursula Academy junior Annie Heffernan being the former and Mason High School the latter, both of whom lived up to expectations – Ursuline Academy finished third as a team and sent its lone senior off in style. Two weeks removed from her personal best time of18:07 in the district meet, Christine Frederick finished fourth in the state with an 18:32.77 run. “I was happy with my place and time,” she said. “It felt great. To have my team with me and to have them at my side running

the state meet, that meant a lot to me. “You never know what’s going to happen. We just wanted to run our best and see what happened. We wanted no regrets at the end of the meet. I think everyone was happy with their places.” Head coach Rachel Bea was happy with the team performance. “Extremely happy,” she said. “I told them before they ran, ‘I want you to finish this race, be proud of yourselves and be proud of your team.’ They all did that. It was a great meet and a great chance to go as a team.” Bea said she was happy for Frederick. “There is no other athlete like Christine,” Bea said. “She will do absolutely anything you ask of her. She had her mind made up before the season what she was going to accomplish at state and

URSULINE STATE MEET RESULTS Senior Christine Frederick (18:32.77) Junior Catherine Finke (18:42.25) Freshman Anna Herriott (19:14.12) Junior Grace Kelly (19:33.06) Junior Colleen Johnston (20:15.21) Freshman Claire Abele (20:30.71) Sophomore Christy Thompson (20:40.76)

The Ursuline Academy cross country team finished third in the Division I state cross country meet Nov. 2. Senior Christine Frederick was fourth individually and junior Catherine Finke took seventh. COURTESY URSULINE ACADEMY

everything she did all season was working toward that goal.” Junior Catherine Finke emerged as a training partner and foil for Frederick, who spent the early part of the season working out on her own be-

cause nobody could match her pace. Finke finished seventh individually at state in 18:42.25. “She’s been the silent horse,” Bea said. “She’s always been there and she’s always wanted it, but things hadn’t really come

together. About midway through the season something clicked and she came into her own. I think there’s more about her that she is starting to realize and she will get even better.” Bea said varsity looks

MND just misses state final

Mount Notre Dame's Molly McGeeney (8), Mackenzie Feathers (14 obstructed), Abby Reno (20) and Andie Taney (25) defend the goal area in front of keeper Ally Benz (00) in the Cougars state semifinal game with Columbus Academy Nov. 1. SCOTT

By Scott Springer


The Mount Notre Dame High School field hockey girls played nearly 67 minutes against the defending state champions Nov. 1 without allowing a goal in the state semifinal. Unfortunately, with 3:01 left in sudden death overtime, sophomore Grace Geiger of Columbus Academy found the net to send MND home on the sad side of the scoreboard. Minutes earlier, junior goalkeeper Ally Benz had made a dramatic save that stopped what looked like a breakaway goal. Geiger’s goal ended a dramatic back-and-forth extra period that had fans for both sides on their feet. “She had some awesome saves throughout the game,” coach Beth Vonderbrink said. “It’s tough when they sneak it in there at the end.” It was the first goal MND had allowed since tying Louisville Country Day to end their regular season. However, with one flick of the wrist, the Cougars season ended. “It’s a blur right now, but it was off of a corner,” Vonderbrink said. “It’s hard in overtime when you only have three defenders back there. That’s one of the things tough to do in overtime - defending corners.” Most of the game was played in the middle of the field, with both sides occasionally getting near the goal or some corners,

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grade-point average for her work in the classroom, Kuramoto has started each of the first 18 games for the Boilermakers this season. She missed the 2012 campaign due to a knee injury but still served as a team captain while she redshirted. The Loveland, Ohio, native is an interdisciplinary film and video studies major, who is a two-time Distinguished Big Ten Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

solid for next year, and not because Frederick is the lone senior graduating. “Our JV was winning with perfect-scoring meets,” she said. “Even our open girls, they were winning with perfect scores. You get your varsity runners from the lower levels and they’ve been very successful. I think that speaks well for the future.”


Mount Notre Dame junior Ashley Wittman (5) battles Columbus Academy’s Brie Stahl for the ball in the Division I state semifinal Nov. 1 at Upper Arlington. SCOTT SPRINGER/COMMUNITY PRESS

but neither coming close to a score. The game was also pretty physical with junior Moriah Flynn twice taking a stick to the leg courtesy of Columbus Academy. “She does have a stick print on her leg,” Vonderbrink said. “We have a great defensive team and it looked like they had a very good defensive team.” For Vonderbrink, it’s the second time Columbus Academy has sent her home with a state tourney loss. In 2004, when playing for now-assistant Don Johnson, the Cougars lost to the Vikings 1-0 in the state final. “We’ll get there,” Vonderbrink said. “We have a good group of juniors coming up. Our seniors are outstanding and had a great year. Our juniors

are next to come.” The semifinal setback was the final game for seniors Rachel Kraimer, Holly Carota, Kelsey Bushfield, Molly McGeeney, Sarah Sikora, Mackenzie Feathers, Megan Goslee, Macenzie Reed, Abby Reno and Andie Taney. In the stands, a cheer could be heard using the term “Ohana,” which means “family” in some foreign language, according to Vonderbrink. “Someone made it up in 2008 actually,” she said. In 2014, she hopes to gather the Cougar family again for a fifth trip to the semifinals. With a junior varsity team that won their league championship and finished 13-1-2, it could be another nice family outing.

Kuramoto has recorded three goals and one assist this season while being a quality two-way player in her central midfielder role. She has remained the team's top player in the air on header opportunities. She has five goals and seven assists for her career while starting 55 of the 57 games in which she has played.

ments. Please send a photo from your Senior Night to Include the names of the people in the photo as they are shown, the school and the sport by Friday, Nov. 22. The photo can be of all the team’s seniors or a photo of athletes with their parents. Photos relevant to the Community Press weeklies will run in print sometime in December and all will be used in a photo gallery. Questions can be directed to mlaughman@

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Our crisis, our gun, and it’s aimed at us By the time you read this, we could either be in the worst fiscal and financial crisis in our history, having defaulted on our loans and plunged the world into another recession, or we will have again narrowly dodged a bullet fired by our own gun. I don’t know how this will play out. I find it interesting that we are in this situation at all. We are in a democracy that touts its respect for the law, and the government by the people for the people – I thought. Most would say that it goes down to Obamacare. I don’t buy that, for very simple reasons. It is a law, passed by a duly elected government, in

the manner prescribed by the rules we all agree on. Yes, there are people foolishly wasting time and money on Bruce Healey trying to get it COMMUNITY PRESS repealed or GUEST COLUMNIST defunded, but they will fail. Ultimately, everyone knows that there are millions of working class Americans with no health care insurance, and most Americans not only realize we are already paying their bills, but that this is unacceptable and needs fixing. Maybe Obamacare is not perfect, but the thinking person sees it

relies heavily on the private sector (a good thing) and is at least a start. No, our problem lies deeper. Let’s start with “gerrymandering” (redistricting). This odious practice has brought us two problems. The first is that we now have districts that are solidly one party or the other, with little chance of changing. This has brought a new crop of politicians to Washington that are less afraid to lose their seats and can therefore afford to be much more partisan. Second, we are therefore entering an era of less renewal in Congress, which is never a good thing. If there was ever a time to introduce term limit legislation, now is the time to

CH@TROOM Oct. 30 questions Do you agree with Gov. John Kasich’s attempts to bypass the state legislature to secure funding for Medicaid expansion? Why or why not?

“Gov. Kasich is often a bull in a china shop. But he inherited a mess with the former two governors. However it does appear that Ohio would leave federal 'money on the table' if Ohio does not expand the current Medicaid program. Time will tell if this was the right move, but it does appear to help more people with their medical insurance and expenses. I believe he had to do the bypass of Congress as they move too slowly on most items due to partisan politics and vacations. The Obamacare program hits now and he needed to act now. Most states have done or are doing what Gov. Kasich is proposing. If this works out the politicians will line up taking credit for it. If it fails they will deny culpability. Keep in mind it was former Ohio Gov. Voinovich who fought to keep casinos and racinos out of Ohio. Where would Ohio be without those millions in tax revenues for schools etc...? Go figure!” T.D.T.

“Yes. Why wouldn't we want tax dollars we are already paying come back to our state?” D.A.

“The ends never justify the means. This was a terrible blow for democracy and the Republican party. “Since this move was made possible by the Speaker of the Ohio House and the Majority Leader of the Senate we conservatives have more than Kasich to blame for this. “I don't see how any thinking conservative can support the Republican party after this outrage.”

NEXT QUESTIONS State Sen. Bill Seitz has introduced legislation which would redefine the standards or third parties to appear on Ohio’s ballot, including a minimum requirement of 56,000 signatures to get on the ballot and receiving at least 3 percent of the vote in a presidential election to stay on the ballot. Do you support Seitz’s proposal? Why or why not? Every week we ask readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line.

T.H. Should schools have mandatory drug tests for students?

“Employers, the military and professional sports teams have mandatory drug tests, why not schools? Schools are supposed to train you for what is coming later in life. Get used to it. Sooner or later, you will face one of these invasions of your privacy.” F.S.D.

“I would love to say yes, but I would also say there are too many laws and groups that would oppose. “I'm glad to see that several private, not public tax-dollar schools, have enough guts to take on checking for drugs. “I again will say as I always say, as long as we have attorneys and government sticking their noses into everything we will have prolonged problems. “If it ever comes to mandatory drug testing it should not only be restricted to students, but also to teachers and administration, and be made aware to the public, as we are taxpayers and they work for us. D.J.

“During my working career it always bugged me that the rules I had to enforce and/or obey were almost always due to the 5 percent. Somewhere I was told that about 5 percent of the people cause 90 percent of our problems. “What will mandatory drug testing correct? Who will pay for it? How much will the testing disrupt our schools achieving their primary mission? Mandatory drug testing goes too far.” R.V.

“Absolutely not. A school is not a prison. “If a student is abusing drugs and his or her performance at school suffers because of it then it will result in the normal school related consequences – low grades, discipline for negative behavior, etc. That is all the feedback anyone should need to become aware a student is in trouble of some sort. “It is not the school's job to treat well-behaved, conscientious, average students as if they are criminals.” E.M.S.

“For athletes ... yes ... general student population ... NO! “Imagine the cost for this with so many schools are financially strapped anyway, who is going to foot the bill?” O.H.R.

“HELL NO!! Schools are institutions of learning, not police states. Not to mention the invasion of privacy. “If a child is taking prescription medication that has to be disclosed prior to the test and my kids medical history and records are protected from government intrusion. “If my kid is on drugs, it’s my responsibility to deal with that, not the school systems.” J.S.K.

How to keep dogs away from Thanksgiving table There is no meal of the year that quite compares to that of Thanksgiving. As you’re preparing for your holiday, if you do not want your dog bumping you at the dinner table, the time to plan for success is now. Remember if a behavior reoccurs it is because it has been reinforced. So, if you know in advance that your dog’s bumping at the table behavior is very probable, here are a few ideas:

You can rearrange what happens in the environment immediately before the behavior is set into motion to give less value to the bumping behavior and more value to resting. Some suggestions include satiating your dog before you sit down by feeding him in advance or redirecting his attention by giving him a tasty steak bone to chew on or a foraging toy that will keep his attention



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for awhile, or taking him for a long walk prior to the meal. You can also teach your dog in advance an alternative behavior that will produce for him the same or more value than what he would get if he bumped you at the table – while removing any positive consequences to the bumping behavior. So, begin by teaching the alternative behavior (like sitting

do it – soon. The next problem for our nation is how any minority can overrun the legislature and stop the government from working as it should – a problem embodied by the Tea Party right now. How we got into a situation where a small minority of the country – by any standards – managed to shut down our government and paralyze the legislature is a mystery to me. It is alarming that any minority, of left or right, claiming to be “right” and “have all the answers” can hijack the process in this way. It is also an alarming sign of weakness in the GOP: with little resistance – some might say with much

encouragement - a faction has essentially overrun the party, pushing aside moderates and insisting on strict obedience to their ideology – or else. The question now arises as to how we free ourselves from this quagmire? If the process is to work as it should, we need to vote en masse and carefully. Regardless of party, is time to vote for moderates and failing that, independents. It’s time to abandon our partisan beliefs and vote for people who can talk to each other and vote out extremists who are content to watch Rome burn while they fiddle. Bruce Healey is a resident of Indian Hill.

Future filled with dreams for people with developmental disabilities This is a story about hope, where little hope once existed. It’s a story about important changes that have taken place at a slow but steady pace. It’s a story about the way we treat people with developmental disabilities. Fifty years ago, our communities treated people with developmental disabilities as people who could not have much meaning in their lives, who didn’t have hopes and dreams. Many lived in institutions, away from their families and separated from the rest of the community. We began to realize how our attitudes needed to be changed. We found ways for people with developmental disabilities to live in our communities, to go to our neighborhood schools and to work alongside us. As our attitudes changed, so did the agency I serve, the Resident Home Corp. Fifty years ago, our agency was founded by parents who had limited educational options for their children. Their children did not have access to public schools. As a result, they started their own residential school. There was no funding, no proven practices and no experts to guide them. Few people in the community appreciated how much these children could learn or even that they had feelings and ambitions. It was a grand idea – at the time. As the evolution continued, so did our laws. No longer could children with developmental disabilities be segregated in separate schools. They had to be educated together with typically developing children. Our agency closed its school and changed its mission.

or laying down). Once on cue you can shape the behavior for longer durations before delivering reinforceLisa Desatnik Then, COMMUNITY PRESS ment. you can cue GUEST COLUMNIST him to do the wanted behavior before you sit down to a meal and reinforce it. At the same time, if he begs, you can simply push your plate

394 Wards Corner Road Loveland, Ohio 45140 phone: 248-8600 email: web site:

Today, across the Cincinnati region, Resident Home Corp. serves a broad range of people with Tricia Burke developmenCOMMUNITY PRESS tal disabilGUEST COLUMNIST ities, from toddlers to older adults. Our clients include those with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other physical and intellectual disabilities. We focus on a greater variety of developmental disabilities than almost any other local nonprofit. We operate group homes, provide therapy to people with developmental disabilities and offer home-based services so people with disabilities can live with their families or on their own. Most important, our attitude has changed and so has the attitude of the communities we serve. We now know that people with developmental disabilities can show progress and lead fulfilling lives. Despite the dramatic changes in our mission and programs, our name had not changed – until now. We figured this year – our 50th anniversary – would be an appropriate time to make that change. We chose “Envision.” It evokes our commitment to envision together, with the people we serve, a future filled with dreams for people with disabilities. We hope our communities will dream with us. More information is available at Tricia Burke is president and CEO of Envision.

in to the center of the table and turn your back to him while sitting. Practice. Practice. Practice. Always make the wanted behavior easier and more valuable than the unwanted behavior. In addition to her public relations work, Lisa Desatnik is a pet trainer who uses positive strategies for teaching pets & their caregivers how to modify behaviors and solve problems. She lives in Dillonvale.

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






Kids in costumes enjoyed crafts like pumpkin decorating at the Jackson Street Market during the first Loveland Fest. CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Loveland Fest is fun in sun and under moonlight

Nolyn Ujvari wore her favorite owl costume handmade by her 15-year-old sister, Maeci. Nolyn decorated the pumpkin herself. CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

By Chuck Gibson

Lots of sun, warm temperatures, and lots of people had the first Loveland Fest buzzing with activity Saturday, Oct. 12. “We’re thrilled,” said CeeCee Collins, president/CEO, Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce. “The weather couldn’t have been more cooperative. People have come out to celebrate Loveland. The kids are adorable in all their costumes.” Kids in costumes, and people pedaling and paddling officially started the fall fun fest. The festival was a collaborative effort of the city, Loveland-Symmes Firefighters Association and the Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce. The children’s parade started at Nisbet Park, they paraded in costume across to the grand opening of Jackson Street Market. Candy and crafts provided a great treat for the children and their families all through the market area. “I think it’s great,” LovelandSymmes Fire Department Chief Otto Hubersaid. “It provides a lot of synergy for the downtown area and the community.” Huber says the collaboration effort was to produce a common area to bring people together. “I think it’s a perfect venue for the people of Loveland to gather.” A scenic bicycle trail and river prove to be pretty good draws for people to gather too. Mark Bersani, Loveland Canoe & Kayak, said their collaborative ef-

Matthew Herman, Loveland Pro-Martial Arts, escorts mascot Rocky Rhino around to meet the people at the Jackson Street Market. CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE Ellie Levin, Loveland Tiger, Luigi, and Dylan Levin enjoy the pumpkin decorating. CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE



fort with Montgomery Cyclery to stage the “Pedal/Paddle” drew about 15-20 people. Weather made the five mile bike ride and canoe/kayak trip another family fun choice. “The biking was easy,” said Hal Svetanics, 11, who also thought it was “pretty cool” to be the first father/son team to finish. “We were passing a lot of people.” Betsy Shanahan and her 12 year-old son Jack, were the first mother/son team to finish the pedal/paddle event. Using a kayak was her favorite part. “We used a kayak,” she said. “We’ve never been in a kayak

before.” “I should’ve brought my bathing suit,” Jack said. “I got more wet than in a canoe. That’s what is neat.” The Krekeler family, Paul, Nolan, Natalie, Erika and mom Johaina, came out to celebrate mom’s birthday pedaling and paddling along the scenic river with family friend Amy Wells. Following all the fun on the river, more than 120 people joined in the 5K run that wound through the same Loveland street course as the annual Rat Race. “This is amazing,” said Fran Watson, Loveland Citizens Po-

lice Alumni Association. Watson was impressed by the large crowd of people flowing through the Jackson Street Market and over to the food booth area for the live bands in the evening. As daylight turned to dusk, the crowd shifted for food and live music on stage there. When the music faded, the sky provided a black velvet canvas for Rozzi’s fireworks big bang finale. “This is fantastic,” Collins said. “Thank God for the beautiful weather today and tonight.” For more Loveland community event information:

Rozzi's fireworks lit up the night sky for a fantastic finish to Loveland Fest Oct. 12. CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Art 2 Wear Show and Silent Auction, 6-10 p.m., Loveland Art Studios on Main, 529 Main Ave., Unique wearable pieces by regional artists specializing in glass, metal, polymer clay and fiber. Ellen Mershon performing. Chili and beer tasting. Benefits Loveland Arts Council Scholarship Fund. Free admission. Presented by Loveland Arts Council. 683-7283. Loveland.

ting, crochet and other handicrafts along with short devotional time. Free. 575-1874. Milford.

Art Exhibits Dave Laug Exhibit: Mo’Vida, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn. Dave describes his painting style as energetic; his goal is to put more life into his paintings through color, movement and the way it all comes together. Free. Presented by Woman’s Art Club Foundation. 272-3700. Mariemont.

Business Seminars Blogging: Stay Relevant and Engaged, 10-11:30 a.m., Dimalanta Design Group, 4555 Lake Forest Drive, No. 650, Learn benefits to blogging for your business with Ernie Dimalanta, founder of Out-&-Out Marketing, and Wendy Hacker, social media consultant of Dimalanta Design Group. $10. Reservations required. 588-2802. Blue Ash.

Education Toastmasters: Improve Your Communication and Leadership Skills, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Technical Center, 11450 Grooms Road, Conference Room No. 2. Practice skills by speaking, organizing and conducting meetings and motivating others. Ages 18 and up. Free. Reservations required. 387-7030; Blue Ash.

Exercise Classes Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, 8999 Applewood Drive, $5. 917-7475. Blue Ash.

Health / Wellness Mercy Health Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Nordstrom Kenwood, 7801 Montgomery Road, Fifteenminute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. 686-3300; Kenwood.

Home & Garden Designing Hot Kitchens and Cool Baths, 6:30-8 p.m., Neal’s Design Remodel, 7770 E. Kemper Road, Project consultants and designers discuss trends in kitchen and bath design. Light fare provided. Ages 18 and up. Free. 489-7700; Sharonville.

Music - Classical Ethan Bortnick, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, 12-year-old pianist, singer, composer, songwriter, actor, musician and one of the youngest philanthropists in the world. Bortnick has been featured on national and international television programs and he has helped raise nearly $30 million for charities around the world. $35, $25 members; ages 17 and under: $18, $12 members. VIP: $75. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

On Stage - Comedy

Cooking Classes

Good Shepherd Catholic Church will present The Sounds of Good Shepherd A Honduras Project Benefit Concert for the Whole Family at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8, featuring talents from Good Shepherd. The concert is free. A free-will offering will be received to benefit the Honduras Project. The concert will conclude with fall-themed refreshments for everyone. This event takes place at Good Shepherd Catholic Church located at 8815 East Kemper Road, Montgomery. THANKS TO PATTY LINDNER Greenacres Artists Guild Inaugural Show, 5-9 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, Showcasing work by 27 area artists including Cole Carothers, Will Hillenbrand, Richard Luschek, Chris (C.F.) Payne, John Ruthven and Carl Samson. 793-2787. Indian Hill. Dave Laug Exhibit: Mo’Vida, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700. Mariemont.

Cooking Classes Kneadlessly Simple Breads with Kathy Lehr, 1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, The noknead technique is an easy method to create some great flavored breads. $60. Reservations required. 489-6400. Symmes Township.

On Stage - Comedy Robert Hawkins, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas Comedy Club, $8-$14. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater The Lion in Winter, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Set during Christmas 1183, this epic story plays out the spectacular strategies for power and love between two of England’s most formidable and yet very human rulers, King Henry II and Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, and their three sons, hungry for the crown. Motivated by spite as well as sense of duty, Henry and Eleanor maneuver against each other to position their favorite son in line for succession. $18. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. Through Nov. 24. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Recreation We Got Sole Party, 3-6 p.m., RSW/US, 6725 Miami Ave., Music, free food and beverages and giveaways. Donate gently used shoes or money to help make difference for underprivileged children. Free. 559-3123. Madeira.

Craft Shows Fall Arts and Crafts Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Vincent Ferrer School, 7754 Montgomery Road, More than 50 artisans of distinctive handmade items. Free admission. Sycamore Township.

Health / Wellness Diabetes Conversation Maps, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D., 4460 Red Bank Expressway, Theme: Healthy Eating. Small group discussions of Type 2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg, certified diabetes educator. $30 all four sessions; or $10 per session. Presented by Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates. 791-0626. Madisonville.

Literary - Libraries Teen Advisory Board, 2-3 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Motivated teens discuss means for making library’s programs and materials to be most in tune with their needs. Ages 13-19. Free. 3694450. Deer Park.

Music - Jazz The Hitmen, 8 p.m.-midnight, Tony’s Steaks and Seafood, 12110 Montgomery Road, Free. 6771993; Symmes Township.

On Stage - Comedy Robert Hawkins, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas Comedy Club, $8-$14. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater The Lion in Winter, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $18. 684-1236; Columbia Township.


Holiday Open House, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Botanica, 9581 Fields Ertel Road, Receive 15 percent off all seasonal merchandise while sipping on holiday punch and sweet treats. 697-9484; Loveland.

Holiday Open House, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Botanica, 697-9484; Loveland.


Support Groups

Art Exhibits

Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Free, donations accepted. Through Nov. 21. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Youth room. Big book/ discussion meeting. Brown bag lunch optional. Open to everyone who desires healthy loving relationships. Donations accepted. 673-0174; Blue Ash.

Greenacres Artists Guild Inaugural Show, Noon-5 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 7932787. Indian Hill. Dave Laug Exhibit: Mo’Vida, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700. Mariemont.

Art Exhibits

Breads as Appetizers with Kathy Lehr, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Working with shaping techniques to create some interesting breads. $60. Reservations required. 489-6400. Symmes Township.


Robert Hawkins, 8 p.m., Go Bananas Comedy Club, 8410 Market Place Lane, $8-$14. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.



Cooking Classes

Business Seminars So You Want To Start Your Own Business, 8:30 a.m.-noon, CMC Office Center Blue Ash, 10945 Reed Hartman Highway, Seminar to provide you with basics to start your own business, including how to find resources to evaluate your business idea and bring it to reality. Ages 21 and up. $10, $5 advance. Through Dec. 14. 684-2812; Blue

SUNDAY, NOV. 10 Art Exhibits Greenacres Artists Guild Inaugural Show, Noon-4 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 7932787. Indian Hill. Dave Laug Exhibit: Mo’Vida, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700. Mariemont.

Music - Classical Carillon Concert, 4-5 p.m., Mary M. Emery Carillon, Pleasant Street, Open air concert. Carillonneur plays bells using keyboard in upper tower. Tours of tower available; playground, restroom and shelter house on site. Free. Presented by Village of Mariemont. Through March 30. 271-8519; Mariemont.

On Stage - Comedy Robert Hawkins, 8 p.m., Go Bananas Comedy Club, $8-$14. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater The Lion in Winter, 2 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $18. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Shopping Holiday Open House, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Botanica, 697-9484; Loveland.

MONDAY, NOV. 11 Cooking Classes Basic Culinary Skills with Chris Weist, 6-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Weekly through Nov. 25. Learn basic cooking techniques that will make your time in the kitchen easier, more efficient and more enjoyable. $195. Reservations required. 489-6400. Symmes Township.

TUESDAY, NOV. 12 Business Classes Blast Toastmasters Club, Noon-1 p.m., Kroger KP-1 Building, 11300 Cornell Park Drive, Fifth Floor. Develop and practice speaking, organizing and conducting meetings. Ages 18 and up. Free. Reservations required. 387-1324. Blue Ash.

Cooking Classes Beyond Molded Cookies - The Next Level with Connie Meisinger and House on the Hill, 6-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Use cookie molds to make marzipan or fondant toppers for sugar cookies and cupcakes. $60. Reservations required. 489-6400. Symmes Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, $5. 917-7475. Blue Ash.

Farmers Market Loveland Farmers Market, 4-6 p.m., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Presented by Loveland Farmers’ Market. 683-0491; Loveland.

Health / Wellness Mercy Health Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Jewish Hospital, 4777 E. Galbraith Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. 686-3300; Kenwood.

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

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 13 Art & Craft Classes Knitting, Crochet and Needlecraft Class, 7-8 p.m., Milford Heights Church of Christ, 1646 Ohio 28, Basic handwork techniques and fresh ideas in knit-

Springerle and Molded Cookie Workshop with House on the Hill and Connie Meisinger, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Students will be observing, working some aspects hand-on and asking Springerle questions. $115. Reservations required. 489-6400. Symmes Township.

Lectures Town Hall Lecture Series, 11 a.m., Montgomery Assembly of God, 7950 Pfeiffer Road, Mara Liasson, NPR political correspondent: The Changing Face of American Politics. Also Wednesdays 8 p.m. at Sycamore Junior High School Auditorium. $120 series of four lectures; $40 single lecture. Reservations recommended. 684-1632; Montgomery. Town Hall Lecture Series, 8 p.m., Sycamore Junior High School, 5757 Cooper Road, Mara Liasson, NPR political correspondent: The Changing Face of American Politics. Also Wednesday-Thursday 11 a.m. at Montgomery Assembly of God. $120 series of four lectures; $40 single lecture. Reservations recommended. 684-1632; Montgomery.

Fine Art. 791-7717, ext. 109; Kenwood.

On Stage - Comedy Lisa Landry, 8 p.m., Go Bananas Comedy Club, 8410 Market Place Lane, $8-$14. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater The Lion in Winter, 7:30 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $18. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, Free, donations accepted. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, Donations accepted. 673-0174; Blue Ash.

FRIDAY, NOV. 15 Art Exhibits Greenacres Artists Guild Inaugural Show, 5-9 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 7932787. Indian Hill.

Craft Shows

Kevin Fox, 7-10 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Free. 324-7643. Loveland.

Holiday Art Sale, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Mud Slinger Studio, 6888 Clubside Drive, Handmade pottery, original watercolors and prints, woven items, earrings, handmade scarves, Raku jewelry, wooden trays and woodworking, quilted handbags and felted creations. Free parking and refreshments. 697-7070; Loveland.

On Stage - Comedy

Exercise Classes

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

Get through the Holidays Stress-Free, 5-6 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Includes healthy foods, stress-management techniques such as stretching and guided imagery, massage and shopping at Nordstrom. Ages 21 and up. $155. 891-0605; Montgomery.

Music - Acoustic

THURSDAY, NOV. 14 Cooking Classes Everything’s Better with Bacon with Ilene Ross, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Ilene guides you through the great, unexpected variety of bacon recipes. $50. Reservations required. 489-6400. Symmes Township.

Education Toastmasters: Improve Your Communication and Leadership Skills, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Technical Center, Free. Reservations required. 387-7030; Blue Ash.

Exercise Classes Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, $5. 917-7475. Blue Ash.

Health / Wellness Baby’s Amazing Journey, 6:45 p.m., Bethesda North Hospital, 10500 Montgomery Road, Workshop helps parents navigate the waters of infancy by offering strategies for dealing with typical eating, sleeping and fussiness issues, as well as tips to guide you through developmental milestones. $35 per couple. Registration required. 475-4500; Montgomery.

Lectures Town Hall Lecture Series, 11 a.m., Montgomery Assembly of God, Mara Liasson, NPR political correspondent: The Changing Face of American Politics. $120 series of four lectures; $40 single lecture. Reservations recommended. 684-1632; Montgomery. Miniature Rooms as an Art Form Lecture, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., The Kenwood by Senior Star, 5435 Kenwood Road, The Kenwood by Senior Star. Lecture on history and making of miniature room boxes by artist Robert Off. $35. Reservations required. Presented by Eisele Gallery of

Health / Wellness Pre-Diabetes Class, 9-11 a.m., Weight Management Solutions, 8001 Kenwood Road, Information on making healthy food choices, exercise and blood sugar control and monitoring blood sugar levels. $20. 9563729; Sycamore Township.

On Stage - Theater The Lion in Winter, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $18. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

SATURDAY, NOV. 16 Art Exhibits Greenacres Artists Guild Inaugural Show, Noon-5 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 7932787. Indian Hill.

Business Seminars Starting Your Business Seminar, 8:30 a.m.-noon, CMC Office Center Blue Ash, 10945 Reed Hartman Highway, Room 105. Combines classroom instruction with hands on work to develop your own plan for success. $40 or $120 for four seminars. 6842812. Blue Ash.

Cooking Classes Teen Cuisine - Thanksgiving Sides with Karen Harmon, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Teens learn how to prepare some new dishes, a few traditional dishes and some nice variations. Ages 13-16. $40. Reservations required. 489-6400. Symmes Township.

Dining Events Marine Corps Birthday Ball, 6:30 p.m., Montgomery Inn, 9440 Montgomery Road, Celebrate life, friendship and years of dedicated service to the United States of America. $35, $30 advance. Montgomery.



No-fail cookie cutouts are most requested shortbread recipe Breast cancer awareness month is over. It went out with a bang for me in a very special way. I was the presenter once again at Mercy Health Women’s Center reception in Anderson Township. Rita StandHeikenfeld ing before 100-plus RITA’S KITCHEN radiant survivors was more than inspiring; it showed the resilience of the human spirit when faith is paired with good medicine. My presentation was on the history of tea and tea parties. Some trivia: Did you know the reason cream was first poured into tea was to prevent the very thin, fine china cups from cracking when boiling tea was poured into them? Also, the earliest tea cups had no handles. They were held cupped in the hands to keep hands warm. And tea sandwiches were originally made a bit dry since women wore gloves and they didn’t want to get them soiled. We had the best time, laughing and sharing stories. Among the treats to take home from Gail Greenburg and her staff were my shortbread cookies. Shortbread is perfect for a tea party since it’s such a versatile dough.

Rita’s no-fail shortbread cutouts

Let the kids free form shapes or use a cookie cutter. Dough freezes well, and so does the baked cookie, sans icing. A nice gift from the kitchen and my most requested shortbread recipe.

2 cups flour ⁄4 teaspoon baking powder 1 ⁄4 teaspoon salt 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature 1 ⁄2 cup confectioner’s sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla (or your favorite extract) 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together flour, salt and baking powder. Set aside. Cream butter and gradually add sugar. Add vanilla. Blend flour mixture in. Dough will be soft. Roll out on lightly floured surface

or between two pieces of plastic wrap to 1⁄4-inch thick or bit thicker if you like. If the dough is too soft to cut out shapes, put in refrigerator for about 30 minutes. Cut out and place on sprayed cookie sheet. Bake 15-20 minutes just until edges are golden. Icing Whisk together: 1 cup confectioner’s sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 2-3 tablespoons water

Tips from Rita’s kitchen

Pick a perfect pineapple: It should smell fragrant when you give it a sniff. Just one cup of pineapple has enough manganese, a trace mineral, for building healthy bones and connective tissue. Plus pineapple has lots of

Drizzle icing over cooled cookies, or make a thicker icing with less water, add food coloring if using, and spread on cookies. Makes about two dozen.

vitamin C. Canned pineapple is a good source of these nutrients too, but buy pineapple packed in juice, not in sugary syrup. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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I’m still waiting for someone to come up with a Frisch’s Restaurant ranch dressing clone for a reader. I have called Karen Maier at the corporate office a couple of times and have left messages with Lisa Norman in marketing, so I hope to hear something soon. Meanwhile, here’s a recipe from Marie N., a Northwest Press reader. “This goes together quicker than you’d think, and is delicious,” she said. A friend gave the recipe to her. Blend together either in blender, food processor or by hand: 1 cup mayonnaise (Marie uses Hellman’s) 1 ⁄2 cup regular sour cream 1 teaspoon garlic or to taste Palmful fresh dill, minced 1 tablespoon minced fresh onion chives (Marie said you can also used minced green onions) Worcestershire, salt and black pepper to taste 1 ⁄2 to 3⁄4 teaspoon clear or cider vinegar Several dashes paprika Cayenne pepper to taste (Marie said go easy on this) Buttermilk, enough to make desired consistency (start with 1⁄3 cup) Handful fresh minced parsley or 1 teaspoon dry

Chill several hours before using and, if

mation. The workshop is designed to make meditation and writing practices accessible to anyone who wants to learn, and includes ways to integrate the two practices, combined or separately, into everyday life. Tuition is $45 and includes lunch containing some Grailville Grown ingredients. Reservations with non-refundable deposit are required. Some scholarships may be available. Contact 513683-2340 or to register or for further information.

Rita’s no-fail shortbread cookies freeze well as dough or baked, but not iced, cookies. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

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A day of writing and meditation Grailville Retreat & Program Center in Loveland, Ohio, opens its doors for “Inner Wisdom/Inner Words: A Day of Writing & Meditation” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov.16. Nicky Westrick of Grailville's Inner Transition group and avid Zen meditator joins Practice of Poetry facilitator Pauletta Hansel, in this experiential workshop pairing two practices for spiritual deepening. Meditation is an opportunity for self-presence, surrender and acceptance. Writing, too, offers an experience of inner awareness and transfor-

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RELIGION Training Center at 551-B Cincinnati-Batavia Pike, Cincinnati, Ohio 45244. Experience the QPR Suicide PreventionTraining and learn about mental health community resources. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer – three simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying “Yes” to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor. To register, visit and click on Training tab or contact Marsha Skaggs at mskaggs@child-focus.orgor 752-1555. For more information about the Interfaith Mental Health Initiative, contact Epiphany’s associate pastor, Lisa Kerwin, at Wee Three Kings Preschool, a

The church offers worship services on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Sundays. Samaritan Closet hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Samaritan Closet offers clothing and food to people with demonstrated needs. Bread from Panera is available on Thursdays and Saturdays. The church is at 7388 E. Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 489-7021.

Epiphany United Methodist Church

The church is taking part in the Partnership for Mental Health Interfaith Mental Health Initiative collaborative along with other faith-based organizations from the southwest Ohio, northern Kentucky and southeastern Indiana region to address the increasing mental health needs of congregations. The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, Nov. 14, at Child Focus Inc.

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

8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 "Kingdom Come: Kingdom Goggles" Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

Dr. Cathy Johns, Senior Pastor Sat. Contemporary: 5:00 p.m. Sun. Contemporary: 9:00 a.m. Sun. Traditional: 10:30 a.m. Child care/Sunday School at all services. 6635 Loveland-Miamiville Road 513-677-9866

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Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. » E-mail announcements to loveland@community, with “Religion” in the subject line. » Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. » Mail to: Loveland Herald, Attention: Andrea Reeves, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140. ministry of Epiphany United Methodist Church, has a few openings for the upcoming school year. There are openings in the 18-24 months class. Parent’s Day Out class as well as the 4-year-old and PreK afternoon classes. The purpose is to provide a place where children can learn in a loving Christian atmosphere. For more information, call the Wee Three Kings office at 683-4256. A new grief support group is meeting at 7 p.m. Mondays in Meeting Room 1. To be a part of this group, call the church office. The church offers three worship services – two contemporary and one traditional. Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 9 a.m. are contemporary services and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. is a traditional service. All services have Sunday school and a professionally staffed nursery available for infants through 3-yearolds. For more information, call the church office. The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 677-9866;

Loveland Presbyterian Church

Worship times are: Sunday School 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Fellowship 11:30 a.m. Sunday School is for all ages. Youth Group for grades seven to 12 meets monthly and conducts fundraisers for their activities. The church is at 360 Robin, Loveland; 683-2525;; www.lovelandpresbyteri-


A Loving, Praying, Caring Church Join us for Sunday Services Sunday School .........9:15 - 10:00am Fellowship ...............10:00 - 10:30am Worship Service .....10:30 - 11:30am 360 Robin Av (off Oak St) Loveland OH

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Loveland United Methodist Church

At 9 a.m. Sundays, the church offers Classic Tradition, a traditional worship experience where persons can connect to God through a Biblically-based message, times of prayer and beautiful choral music. At 10:30 a.m. Sundays is Engage, a “contemporary praise and worship experience” leading persons into God’s presence through powerful and uplifting music, a relevant message based on God’s Word, and the joyful welcoming of the Holy Spirit. Engage is a full Sunday school program for children up to sixth-grade. High school students lead to Sunday school after the praise band’s opening set. A professionally-staffed nursery is available for children under the age of 2. To find out about all of the ministry offerings at Loveland UMC, visit the church website, follow on Facebook, or call Pat Blankenship, director of ministry operations, at 683-1738. Explore small groups, Bible studies, children’s ministry, youth ministry, adults ministry, senior’s ministry and “Hands On / Off Campus” mission/outreach opportunities. The church also offers opportunities to connect in various worship arts ministries such as music, drama, video, sound and visuals. The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-1738;

Northern Hills Synagogue's Sisterhood Gift Shop will hold a special pre-Hanukkah sale from Sunday, November 10 through Sunday, November 17, featuring a fine selection of Judaica and other gifts. Items include beautiful menorahs, from traditional styles to modern designs, along with decorations, dreidels, games, tableware, jewelry, books and much more, with complimentary gift wrapping. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday and Sunday; and by appointment by calling 931-6038. The synagogue is at 5714 Fields Ertel Road, Symmes Township; 931-6038.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

We invite you to worship at 5 p.m. Saturdays and at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sundays. Sunday school is at 9:30 on Sunday. Challengers is a community of caring for parents of people with cognitive, emotional or physical challenges. Are you feeling overwhelmed? Would you like to explore options and opportunities with like-minded people? Would you like to be able to just talk about your life and its successes with people who understand? The next meeting is at Prince of Peace from 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 18. Gather with Pastor Jonathan and Lorne at our Wednesday Bible Study from 10 a.m to 11:30 a.m. in the atrium. On the second Sunday of each month, a new Bible study is offered from 7-8:30 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month. Titled “In Good Company, a Women’s Bible Study,” participants will meet women of the Bible who might be good company for their faith journey. All are welcome for free community dinners on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:45 p.m. in the Parish Life Center. Zumba fitness classes are open for the community on Monday and Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Life Center.

Questions? Call 312-9498. The church is at 101 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-4244;

Sycamore Presbyterian Church

Come visit the church Sunday mornings in its new sanctuary at 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Childcare is available in the nursery during both services for infants through age 2. Sunday School classes for preschoolers through grade 12 are offered at 10:45 a.m. service. The next new member class is 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. New member classes are conducted periodically throughout the year. Folks looking for a church home can call the church office to register for the next class. Student Ministries (7-12th grades) welcomes all students to participate in our activities. Events are listed on the calendars available at the Student Ministries Kiosk. The next Coffee and Conversation will be 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, in Fellowship Hall, featuring "Reaching Out: Attitude of Gratitude." All women are welcome. The next FX! (Family Experience) will be 7 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Chapel. Theme: Wisdom. Gift tags for needy children, as well as Adopt-a-Family information will be available beginning Nov. 10 for the Deacons’ Christmas Basket Program. All children grades one to six are invited to join Choristers. Practice is 6:30-7:30 p.m. every Monday night, in the Choir Room. If interested, call 2269615, or call the church office. Dinners for 6, 7 and 8 begins in January and runs through April. Couples will meet at a designated host's home monthly for dinner and fellowship. Habitat for Humanity will build a home on Nov. 23. Call the church office if interested in helping. The church is at 11800 MasonMontgomery Road, Symmes Township; 683-0254;

Steele takes over at Ohio Valley Residential Services James W. Steele, who has devoted all of his professional life and much of his personal life to helping people with developmental disabilities, has been appointed executive director of Ohio Valley Residential Services, a nonprofit that serves people with developmental disabilities. OVRS runs more than 20 homes in Greater Cincinnati for people with developmental disabilities and provides other related services. It has about 140 clients. Steele previously worked as executive director of Halom House Inc., which also provides residential services to people with developmental disabilities in Hamilton County. Board member Carey Kruer called Steele the “ideal candidate.” “Jamie had a record of

success and background that matched our needs perfectly,” she said. Steele His personal connection to people with developmental disabilities began at age four when his brother, Andy, was born with a severe developmental disability. His brother was never able to walk or talk, but still inspires Steele – even after his death 14 years ago. One day when they were children, the two were at a neighborhood park, Steele recalled in an essay. Steele got into the only fistfight of his life. Another child had been making fun of the way his brother looked and the sounds he made. “That day didn’t turn

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out so good for that kid,” Steele wrote. “My parents didn’t condone fighting and my mother made sure that everyone knew how disappointed she was with me in fighting. “On the way home that day,” Steele added, “we stopped at the store and she told me I could have any candy I wanted.” During the summers, the brothers attended Stepping Stones in Indian Hill, a camp for children with developmental disabilities. Andy was a camper; Jamie a counselor. Ever since then, Steele has been in jobs where he serves people with developmental disabilities. In college, he earned a bachelor’s degree at the College of Mt. St. Joseph, where he focused on social work and religious studies, and a master’s degree at the University of Cincinnati, where he concentrated on social work with an emphasis on administration. Throughout his college years, he worked in group homes. During that period, he helped to deinstitutionalize people with developmental disabilities, a trend that started in the

1970s. He helped the Resident Home Corp., now known as Envision, open a group home for people who had lived in an Ohio institution for people with disabilities. After college, he worked as a resident assistant for the Resident Home Corp., as an employment counselor for Bawac Inc. in Northern Kentucky, and as a social worker for the Drake Center, serving people with developmental disabilities in each of those roles. Then, for 20 years, he worked as executive director of Halom House, which is based in Blue Ash. He oversaw its growth from one home with eight residents to 25 residents in various settings. During his time there, he performed the functions of every employee as well as fundraising, community outreach, political advocacy and human resources. Steele hopes to enhance the organization’s current services and initiate new ones. “We can lead our industry by introducing innovative residential environments for the folks we serve,” he said.

Church of the Saviour UMC Fall Craft Show! Saturday November 9th, 2013 10am-3pm


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Scammers try to get your financial information Scam artists are using what continue to be tough economic times for many to try to get money from them – so you need to beware. Jill, who prefers I not use her Howard last name, Ain wrote she HEY HOWARD! received a call from a man named Brian. “He called my home and left a long recorded voicemail threatening me

and my husband that he was from the IRS and that we had to call back immediately or legal action would be taken,” Jill wrote. The man left a phone number with a New York area code and Jill says when she and her husband called back, “Another man with an Indian accent answered and wanted our attorney’s name. We said we don’t have one and he was very nasty saying, ‘How much money can you send today?’ We said, ‘Maybe a thousand dollars by next Thursday,’ and he said,

‘That’s not good enough, you will be arrested today!’” Jill said that really shook them up because they were already on a payment plan with the Internal Revenue Service, but their next payment wasn’t due for another month. But the so-called IRS man said that payment plan had been rejected. All the money needed to be sent immediately, they were told, or they would be arrested. “He wanted our bank information or credit card number but we said

‘No’ and the guy hung up. We called our attorney who said it was a scam … I’ll bet a lot of other people sent money and still owe the IRS. Just a heads up because I’m sure you are already aware of this crazy scam preying on innocent people,” Jill wrote. Yes, this scam has been going around for a few years. In some cases the caller leaves a recorded message claiming to be from a credit card company, a lawyer or a payday loan company in addition to claiming to be from the IRS. The Better

Business Bureau says some of these scammers are out to get money while others are just trying to get your personal information. The BBB says never reply to unsolicited phone messages or click on links provided in an email asking for your personal information. If a caller claims you owe a debt, ask questions. The caller should state who they are, whom they represent and, upon request, send you written proof you owe the debt. Never give out financial information over the

phone. Bottom line, if someone calls and tells you they’ll have you arrested unless you pay them immediately: Remember, it’s just a scam. Instead, you should contact the police, the state attorney general and the Better Business Bureau to report the phone call. Howard Ain’s column appears bi-weekly in the Community Press newspapers. He appears regularly as the Troubleshooter on WKRC-TV Local 12 News. Email him at

Dolibois, McEwen speak at EmpowerU programs EmpowerU is presenting two free public programs this month: » “Veterans Day: An Evening With Ambassador John E. Dolibois.” The program is 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at American Legion Hugh Watson Post 530, 11100 Winton Road, Greenhills. Hear Dolibois’s jour-

ney from immigrant to college graduate to amazing military and educational careers. Relive his life as an interrogator and interpreter for the Allies at the Nuremberg trials where he spent many hours in close contact with such Nazi leaders as Herman Goering. Learn of his experience as vice president for develop-

ment and alumni affairs for 14 years at Miami U when he retired to accept President Ronald Reagan’s appointment to Ambassador to Luxembourg. It was the first time any naturalized American has been named ambassador to his native country. A Miami University John E. Dolibois European Center in Luxembourg is dedicat-

ed to him. The program is free. There will be a cash bar available for this event. » The Great “Orator” – Former Congressman Bob McEwen discusses “What It Means to be a 'Conservative' The event is 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Joy Community Church, 5000 North Bend

Road. McEwen is considered one of the premiere motivational speakers in the country. He is known for his talent at communicating complicated issues in an easy to understand manner. His famous “ThirdMoney” theory is world renown in its simplicity and allows one to easily

Union Institute & University receives grant from Western & Southern

Union Institute & University, a private, accredited university serving adults, has received a grant from Western & Southern Financial Group to pay tribute to the memory and legacy of former Cincinnati Mayor Eugene P. Ruehlmann. The grant, $250,000 over the next five years, honors the former Cincinnati mayor (19671971), former Union Institute & University trustee and former Western & Southern board member who passed away in June. Union Institute & University faculty and administrators, with assistance from the Ruehlmann family, have established the Eugene P. Ruehlmann Public Service Fellowship Program in recognition of Ruehlmann’s distinguished visionary leadership and public service. The fellowship program will annually support a Ruehlmann Fellow and his/her doctoral dissertation project that embodies Ruehl-

mann’s guiding principles of cooperation, collaboration, compromise, communication, and community-building, and promises a significant contribution and community impact. John F. Barrett, Western & Southern’s chairman, president, and chief executive officer, noted Ruehlmann’s long years of service as a member of Western & Southern’s board of directors. “Gene was elected to our board in 1968 and provided our company with sharp insight and counsel faithfully for over 45 years. He was known for his high ethical standards, hard work and bringing people together. The Urban League honored him in 1970 for his work on poverty, housing and improving race relations with a special award for Outstanding Achievement in Public Service. In 1998 he was named a Great Living Cincinnatian by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. We

are proud to lend our support to create the Eugene P. Ruehlmann Public Service Fellowship Program at Union Institute & University, another institution that he cared about deeply.” Union Institute & University President Roger H. Sublett, Ph.D., had a long friendship with Ruehlmann, beginning when they both began to serve the university in 2001. “All of us at Union are deeply touched by Western & Southern’s generosity in Gene’s name. Gene and his wife, Virginia, were quiet but formative leaders in Cincinnati for decades. Gene’s contribu-

tions, including his work with Riverfront Stadium, and the Reds and Bengals, are legendary. His most lasting legacy, however, may be his work to build community and heal a broken city after devastating riots in the late 1960s. It is Gene’s lifetime of public service and his service leadership that we encourage all our students at Union Institute & University to emulate. We are most grateful for John Barrett’s vision in funding this Fellowship and look forward to the community service and leadership the Ruehlmann Fellows will provide in the coming years.”


KENWOOD COAT DRIVE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dr James Logeman , D.D.S., M.S. a Orthodontist in Mason, and his staff are holding a Coat Drive to benefit local families thru the Matthew 25: Ministries.

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Preview party

St. Vincent de Paul’s RetroFittings Preview Party officially kickedoff the 11th annual RetroFittings event to be conducted Thursday, Oct. 10. The preview party was Sept. 3, at the home of Meg and Paul Tarvin, founder and CEO-president of Frontgate Catalog, to announce the event’s move to Music Hall and this year’s theme, “A Night at the Opera.” To accommodate growing ticket demand and repeat sell-out crowds, St. Vincent de Paul’s 11th annual RetroFittings event will move to Music Hall on Thursday, Oct. 10, with emcee Artrell Hawkins, Fox Sports Daybreak Talk Radio host and former Cincinnati Bengal. The new Creative Director, Joe Rigotti, used the new venue as inspiration for this year’s theme, “A Night at the Opera.” RetroFittings is an innovative event that spotlights the fashion designs of more than 50 fashion design students from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning. Each student was given a $10 voucher to shop at one of St. Vincent de Paul’s seven Thrift Stores to redesign and create an ensemble inspired by one of eight famous operas. Each design will be modeled by UC students in a New York style fashion show. The event will also

St. Vincent de Paul District Council President Andrew Curran of Anderson Township, Advisory Board Member and RetroFittings Committee Member Tamie Sullivan of Loveland, and RetroFittings Sponsor Dr. Amar Bhati, of Indian Hill attend the RetroFittings Preview Party. THANKS TO

At the RetroFittings Preview Party are Dhani Jones and Marsha Ashley of Hyde Park, Paul and Meg Tarvin of Anderson Township. THANKS TO TAMARA SULLIVAN


RetroFittings Committee Members Meg Tarvin, left, of Anderson Township and Tamie Sullivan, right, of Loveland with RetroFittings Sponsor Heather Krombholz of Indian Hill attend the RetroFittings Preview Party. THANKS TO

RetroFittings Committee Members Barb Rinehart of Anderson Township, Mary Sexton of Mt. Washington, Peggy Mossbarger of Hyde Park, and Kathleen Stenger of Newport, Ky., enjoy the RetroFittings Preview Party together. THANKS TO TAMARA SULLIVAN


feature boutique shopping, cocktails and h’ors d’oeuvres, raffle prizes, and a live auction with special guest Jen Dalton of Local 12. Proceeds from the event benefit St. Vincent de Paul’s efforts to bring hope to the front line of poverty, with more than 900 parish volunteers

visiting the homes of neighbors in need to provide innovative, practical emergency assistance throughout Greater Cincinnati. Tickets are on sale at, $100 for VIP, $60 for general admission and $20 for students.

RetroFittings Chair Taren Kinebrew of Avondale, Dhani Jones and Marsha Ashley of Hyde Park chat at the RetroFittings Preview Party THANKS

RetroFittings Committee Members Janice Welch of Fairfield and Dianne Brown of Hyde Park attend the RetroFittings Preview Party. THANKS TO TAMARA SULLIVAN


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


American Diabetes Association – Seeks volunteers in its area office downtown for clerical support, filling requests for educational materials from phone requests, data entry, special events support and coordinating the health fair. Call 759-9330. American Heart Association – Volunteers needed to assist with the American Heart Association’s cause campaigns, Power to End Stroke, Go Red For Women, Start!, and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Assignments include clerical work, event specific duties and community outreach. Contact the American Heart Association at 281-4048 or Bethesda North Hospital – has openings for adult volunteers in several areas of the hospital. Call 865-1164 for information and to receive a volunteer application. Cancer Free Kids – is looking for kids who need service hours to do an “Athletes For Alex” used sports equipment drive in their neighborhood or at your sporting event, and fight

your talents and skills appropriate to their mission. Extensive training provided. Unwavering appreciation and support for your gift of time. Contact Christyl Johnson Roberts for more information: or 479-8916. Heartland Hospice – is seeking volunteers to assist with patients and their families. Heartland will train interested persons who are needed to sitting at the bedside and providing vigils for persons without families available. They could also use some extra people to work in the office. Call Jacqueline at 513-831-5800. Hospice of Southwest Ohio – Seeks volunteers to help in providing hospice services. Call 770-0820, ext. 111 or email Hoxworth Blood Center – Hoxworth is recruiting people to help during community blood drives and blood donation centers in the area. Positions include: Blood drive hosts, greeters, blood donor recruiters and couriers. Call Helen Williams at 558-1292 or The Jewish Hospital – 4777 E. Galbraith Road, Kenwood, needs adult volunteers to assist at the front window in the pharmacy and also to assist with clerical duties, sorting patient mail, etc. They also need volunteers to assist staff in the family lounge and information desk and a volunteer is also needed in the Cholesterol Center, 3200 Burnet Ave., to perform clerical duties. Shifts are available 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Volunteers receive a free meal ticket for each day he or she volunteers four or more hours, plus free parking. Call 686-5330. The hospital also needs adult volunteers to assist MRI staff and technologists at the reception desk of the Imaging Department in the Medical Office Building, located across from the hospital at 4750 E. Galbraith Road. Volunteers are also needed to assist staff in the family lounge and at the information desk in the main hospital. Shifts are available Monday through Friday. Call 686-5330. Mercy Hospital Anderson – Seeks volunteers for the new patient services team, the Patient Partner Program. The volunteers will assist in the day-to-day non clinical functions of a nursing unit such as reading or praying with the patient; playing cards or watching TV with the patient; helping the patient select meals; running an errand; cutting the patient’s food. Call the Mercy Hospital Anderson volunteer department at 624-4676 to inquire about the Patient Partner Program. Sycamore Senior Center – is in need of volunteers to deliver meals to the homebound elderly in northern Hamilton County as part of its home delivered meals program. Volunteers deliver food to the elderly one day a week, any day Monday through Friday. Pickup is between 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Most drivers complete their deliveries by noon depending on the amount of time a volunteer spends at each home while delivering. Families and groups sharing a route are welcome. The need for volunteers is immediate. Service areas include Amberley Village, Arlington Heights, Blue Ash, Camp Dennison, Deer Park, Dillonvale, Evendale, Forest

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Change a life – Volunteer to tutor an adult with low-level literacy skills or GED preparation needs. Call 621-READ. Cincinnati Reads – a volunteer tutoring program working with K-4 students in Cincinnati Public Schools. Volunteers receive free training to work one-on-one with children who are struggling to read. Call 621-7323 or email Jayne Martin Dressing, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio – is looking for volunteers to help with school recruitments. There are more than 1,500 elementary schools in the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio region and we want to recruit at all of them. To ensure we are able to extend membership at each school, we need your help. If you are willing to talk to girls and parents about Girl Scouts and help form new troops, consider serving as a fall membership campaign volunteer. Fall membership campaign volunteers work in partnership with Girl Scout staff members to host recruitment and sign-up events at local area schools and tell girls and adults the benefits of Girls Scouts. This is a shortterm volunteer commitment that would take place from August to October. In addition to fall membership campaign volunteers, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio is always seeking troop leaders to help build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. To discover who they can be, girls need access to wise adults who both inspire and respect them. Through Girl Scouts, girls learn valuable skills, equipping them to better navigate life by making sound decisions, facing challenges and working toward future goals. On this amazing journey, girls also discover the fun, friendship and power of girls together. To find out more information about becoming a fall membership campaign volunteer or a troop leader for Girl Scouts, visit our website at call 4891025 or 800-537-6241. Interested individuals must complete an application, background check and references. Granny’s Garden School – Volunteers needed from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays to work on behind-the-scenes projects. Volunteers also needed to help with developing Web pages. Call 489-7099; Granny’s Handson Gardening Club is looking for new gardeners, to work with garden manager Suellyn Shupe. Experienced gardeners, come to share your expertise and enjoy the company of other gardeners while support-

ing the Granny’s Garden School program times: 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The school is at the Loveland Primary and Elementary, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. Email Raymond Walters College – Needs volunteers to serve as tutors to skills enhancement students. The class meets from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays. Call 745-5691. Stepping Stones – has ongoing volunteer opportunities for people ages 13-adult. Stepping Stones, a non-profit United Way partner, helps children, teens and adults with developmental disabilities find pathways to independence that improve their lives and enable them to more fully participate in their communities. The organization offers year-round programs at two sites. For more information, visit The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s College Readiness Program– that inspires and encourages teens of color toward paths of success is looking for caring professionals who want to make a difference, and for young people who can benefit from positive adult role models. Volunteers, many of whom are sponsored by area companies, share their own personal insight and encouragement. Contact program director Darlene Murphy at the Melrose YMCA, 961-3510 or visit


Business Volunteers for the Arts – BVA is accepting applications from business professionals with at least three years experience, interested in volunteering their skills within the arts community. Projects average six to eight months in length and can range from marketing or accounting to Web design or

planning special events. A one-day training program is provided to all accepted applicants. Call 871-2787. Center for Independent Living Options – Seeking volunteers to staff Art Beyond Boundaries, gallery for artists with disabilities. Volunteers needed noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 241-2600. Cincinnati Museum Center – Needs volunteers to work in all three museum and special exhibits. Call 287-7025.

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childhood cancer. Visit Cancerfreekids.organd click on Athletes for Alex for more information. Captain Kidney Educational Program – Needs volunteers one or more mornings or afternoons a month during the school year to educate children in first- through sixth-grades about kidney function and disease. Training provided. Call 961-8105. Crossroads Hospice – Crossroads Hospice seeks compassionate volunteers to join its team of “Ultimate Givers,” who strive to provide extra love and comfort to terminally ill patients and their families throughout the Cincinnati region. “Ultimate Givers” visit with patients in their homes, assisted living facilities and nursing facilities, and help with clerical duties at the Crossroads office. They provide emotional support and companionship to patients and family members, assist with errands, or provide respite for those caring for terminally ill loved ones. Crossroads Hospice is also seeking volunteers to support its signature programs inspired by Jim Stovall’s novel, “The Ultimate Gift.” The “Gift of a Day” program asks patients what their perfect day is and staff and volunteers work to make it a reality. For more information or to sign up as an “Ultimate Giver,” please call 793-5070 or complete an application online at Before becoming a Crossroads Hospice “Ultimate Giver,” participants must complete an application, TB skin test, and training session lead by members of the Crossroads team. Volunteers must wait a minimum of one year after the death of an immediate family member or loved one before applying. Destiny Hospice – is seeking caring and compassionate people to make a difference in the life of a person living with terminal illness. No special skills or experience needed; simply a willingness to help provide comfort and support. Orientation is scheduled to fit the volunteer’s schedule. Opportunities are available throughout the Cincinnati, Middletown and Butler County area. Contact Angie at 554-6300, oramclaughlin@destiny-hospice. com . Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care – is seeking volunteers in all Greater Cincinnati communities. Evercare provides care for those facing end-of-life issues and personal support to their families. Volunteers needed to visit with patients and/or assist in administrative and clerical tasks. Volunteers may provide care wherever a patient resides, whether in a private home or nursing facility. Call 1-888-8668286 or 682-4055. Grace Hospice – is looking for volunteers. Grace Hospice has about 90 patients from Hamilton, Brown, Clermont, Butler, Warren, Montgomery, Greene, Preble and Adams counties on its census who would benefit from volunteer support. Each year, more than 450,000 give more than 20 million hours of service. Grace Hospice volunteers are an integral part of the care team, and have a vital role in the life of every hospice. Opportunities include direct companionship and relief care for patients and care givers, administrative assistance, help with the bereavement program, and they also welcome

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Grailville – needs volunteers for the garden in Loveland. Volunteer days are 9 a.m. to noon selected Saturdays. For a complete list visit or call 683-2340. Volunteers will work in the kitchen and herb gardens. No experience is needed, volunteers may participate once or for the entire season. Volunteers should bring gloves, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, footwear that can get dirty and a snack if desired. Tools are provided. GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden retrievers and places them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-981-2251 and leave your name and phone. Visit email League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter needs volunteers 16-and-older to help socialize cats and 18-and-older to socialize and walk dogs. Other opportunities available. Call 735-2299, ext. 3. Save the Animals Foundation – Needs people 18 and older to staff its shelter for homeless cats and dogs. Call 378-0300 for cats and 588-6609 for dogs. Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Township. Meetings are open to the public. Visit for monthly subjects or more information. Call 702-8373.

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The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Loveland, Chief Tim Sabransky, 583-3000 » Miami Township, Chief Stephen Bailey, 248-3721 » Symmes Township, Lt. Tom Butler, 774-6351 or 6833444

George Anthony Anslinger, 46, 679 Park Lane T3, recite other department, capias, Oct. 16. Tanya E. Geiger, 44, 678 Park Ave. R-3, capias, Oct. 16. Jessica N. Brown, 31, 793 W. Main St. Apt. F, capias, Oct. 16. Melvin L. Barnes, 32, 3833 Vine St., capias, Oct. 16. Matthew Joseph Bitzer, 20, 2000 Loveland-Madeira Road 2, arrest- other agency/ county warrant, recite other department, capias, Oct. 17. Brittany Nicole Roberts, 19, 702 Main St., capias, Oct. 17. Melvin L. Barnes, 32, 3833 Vine St., arrest- other agency/county warrant, Oct. 17. Rick Adkins, 58, 9682 Hickory, arrest- other agency/county warrant, license platesexpired or unlawful, Oct. 19. Rebecca L. Maynes-Forste, 34, 927 Sunrise Drive, capias, Oct. 19. Megan E. Boster, 24, 1161 Redbird Road, disorderly conduct- intoxicated annoy or alarm, Oct. 20.

Reported at 2000 LovelandMadeira Ave., Oct. 16. Reported at 679 Park Ave. T3, Oct. 16. Theft Reported at 11801 Rich Ave., Oct. 17.

Matthew Dewig, 38, 5809 Trenton, drug paraphernalia, Oct. 20. Shauna Griffin, 51, 6750 Paxton, driving under influence, drug possession, paraphernalia, Oct. 20.



Arrests/citations Patricia L. Eveslage, 26, 707 Ohio 28 No. 302, drug paraphernalia, Oct. 15. Kevin Ferguson, 44, 113 Kings Road, domestic violence, Oct. 16. Bradyn D. Krecskay, 20, 5708 Millie Lane, drug possession, paraphernalia, Oct. 18. Juvenile, 16, drug possession, paraphernalia, Oct. 18. Richard A. Bee, 60, 2083 Canter Road, public indecency, Oct. 18. Juvenile, 17, domestic violence, Oct. 19. Gerald E. Evans, 28, 2464 Eastern Ave., burglary, Oct. 18. Robert A. Cogsville, 29, 7th Street, burglary, Oct. 18. Constance P. Ransom, 23, 6563 Ohio 132, theft, drug instruments, obstructing official business, Oct. 19. Johnny R. Cook, 36, 6551 Clearfield, drug paraphernalia, Oct. 18. Kaitlyn Burke, 18, 1177 Ohio 28, keg law, underage consumption, Oct. 19. Two Juveniles, 17, underage consumption, Oct. 19. Two Juveniles, 16, underage consumption, Oct. 19. Juvenile, 17, underage consumption, Oct. 19.

Incidents/investigations Animals-bite reports and quarantine Reported at 106 W. Loveland Ave., Oct. 22. Assault Reported at 681 Park Ave., Oct. 16. Criminal damaging-knowingly Reported at 890 W. Loveland Ave., Oct. 16. Curfew-hours of Reported at 1000 LovelandMadeira Ave., Oct. 16. Disorderly conductintoxicated annoy or alarm Reported at 400 W. Loveland Ave./Riverside Drive, Oct. 20. Forgery - without authority Reported at 226 LovelandMadeira Ave., Oct. 23. Passing bad checks Reported at 226 LovelandMadeira Ave., Oct. 23. Re-cite other department

Burglary TVs, two laptop computers, etc. taken; $2,200 at 1109 Center St., Oct. 15. Chain saw, etc. taken; $750 at 5626 Mt. Zion, Oct. 15. TV, cellphone, etc. taken; $1,315 at 5990 Woodsbend, Oct. 18. Jewelry, etc. taken; $1,305 at 1374 Lela, Oct. 19. Criminal damage Window broken in vehicle at 6731 Russell St., Oct. 18. Window broken in vehicle at 1239 Ohio 28, Oct. 17. Window broken in Milford Christian Academy at Woodville Pike, Oct. 17. Domestic violence At Kings Road, Oct. 16. At Buckwheat Road, Oct. 19. Public indecency Male acted indecently at Kohl’s at Ohio 28, Oct. 19. Theft Coins taken from vehicle at 1553 Hunt Club Drive, Oct. 14. Dump trailer taken at Schweitzer Brothers lot; $3,300 at Ohio 50, Oct. 14. Camera taken from locker at Milford High; $600 at 1 Eagles Way, Oct. 14. Gasoline siphoned from vehicle; $50 at 6095 Balsam Drive, Oct. 14. Torch kit and other tools

taken from vehicle; $1,500 at 100 Techne Center, Oct. 15. Catalytic converter taken off vehicle at Rent a Center at Ohio 28, Oct. 15. Catalytic converter taken off vehicle at 5899 Montclair, Oct. 16. Dump trailer taken at Innerwood; $8,000 at Whitney Drive, Oct. 16. Revolver taken; $350 at 1107 Commons, Oct. 16. Political signs taken at area of Wards Corner and Loveland Miamiville Road, Oct. 18. Merchandise taken from Kohl’s; $175 at Ohio 28, Oct. 19. Medication taken at 1326 Whitetail Way, Oct. 19. Medication taken from vehicle at 1274 Betty Lane, Oct. 21. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $111 at Ohio 28, Oct. 21.

202 Cardinal Court: John W. Gettys & Norine A. to Thomas & Paula Bortolotto; $236,000. 1856 Loveland Ave.: Union Savings Bank to Robert Ewers Jr.; $157,500. 760 Marbea Drive: Sylvia Walton to Pete Griesdorn LLC; $45,200. 1063 Stratford Court: Kevin M. Rohrbaugh to Felicia R. Daniels; $94,900. 812 Sunrise Drive: Cincinnati Habitat For Humanity to Darrell & Treva Ulm; $83,883. 148 Thorobred Road: Jerry E. Lay to James R. & Jennifer L. Monroe; $239,900.



ABOUT REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate.



Address Not Available: Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to On Kei Chin; $470,584. 10661 Betty Ray Drive: Lester Sanders & Linda Joyce Meineke Trs. to Mary Lee Grippa; $110,000. 11550 Reltas Court: Joel E. Locey & Kathleen M. to Mark Hoeck; $220,000. 9215 Souffle Circle: Catherine Soldano, & Leonard Pearce to Baltazar B. & Raphaelle E. Molas; $305,000.

5636 Betty Lane, David Sroufe, et al. to JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, 0.46, $73,334. 458 Boots Lane, Richard & Theresa Webb to Shawn & Brooke Hobson, 0.794, $257,950. 5772 Crestview Lane, Estate of Janice Hartman to Carol Haehnle, 0.535, $72,000. 6022 Grist Mill Court, William & Robin Doane to Robert Nelson, 0.459, $122,000. 6058 Jerry Lee Drive, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Ronald & Leeza Homan, 0.47, $62,000. 5520 Mallard Point Court, Aaron & Elisha Deran to Michelle & John Cribbs, 0.2938, $209,000. 1358 Mills of Miami Blvd ., Potterhill Homes LLC to David & Theresa Dearing, 0.12, $182,030. Mount Zion Road, Conrad Meadows LLC to NVR Inc., 0.2939, $19,500. Lot 18 Paxton Road, L.T. Zaring & Co. Builder Richard Brown & Anne Stineman Brown, 0.54, $60,000. 1173 Ronlee Drive, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to James & Sheila Vance, 0.47, $104,900.

Arrests/citations Stephanie Volz, 22, 7017 Grace Ave., theft at 9201 Fields Ertel, Oct. 17. Charlotte Gibson, 35, 1814 Weyer Ave., drug abuse instruments at 9201 Fields Ertel, Oct. 18. Destiny Ropatti, 23, 830 Carrington Place, operating vehicle intoxicated at U.S. 22, Oct. 19. Juvenile male, 17, underage possession at Mason and Governors Way, Oct. 20.

Incidents/investigations Burglary Residence entered and jewelry and money of unknown value removed at 12191 Sycamore Terrace, Oct. 2. Endangering children Reported at 154 Miami Ave., Oct. 21. Theft Reported at 9370 Remington, Oct. 15. Vehicle removed at 10606 Loveland-Madeira Road, Oct. 19. Beer removed at 12184 Mason Road, Oct. 19.

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5816 Stonebridge Circle, Robert Werner, trustee to Elwood & Judy Williams, $170,000. 1000 Valley View Drive, Ronald Rabe to U.S. Bank Trust NA as trustee, etc., 0.459, $149,733.73. 1007 Valley View Drive, Timothy McGeen, et al. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., 0.459, $102,011. 1420 Wade Road, BT Moke, et al. to JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, 0.826, $47,120.00 6063 Weber Oaks Drive, Bret & Tracey Williams to Dean & Doylana Conaster, 0.233, $197,000.

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