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‘Shenanigans’ cost city a volunteer Dickman cites discord as reason for resignation

By Jeanne Houck

LOVELAND — Loveland City Council “shenanigans” have led a member of the city’s Tree and Environment Committee to resign in disgust, according to Councilman Brent Zuch. “Division, divisiveness and undermining the efforts of other people has become a routine action at this body,” Zuch said. Zuch, who also serves on Loveland’s Tree and Environment Committee, said at the Oct. 23 city

council meeting that Matt Dickman of Loveland, who is an urban forester for Cincinnati, resigned from the committee because Dickman felt: » disrespected by Loveland City Council members Angie Settell and Mark Fitzgerald as the city Tree and Environment Committee was taking a second look at the committee’s recommendation that city council support a policy urging the removal of all infested and possible host trees in Asian longhorned beetle quarantine areas – including a quarantine area in Bethel and Tate Township. Loveland is interested in the issue because part of the city is in Clermont County, which Bethel and Tate Township are in. » put off when he was at a

Loveland City Council meeting in June and, in an unrelated matter, witnessed Settell recommend that City Manager Tom Carroll be reprimanded by city council for how Carroll handled discussions with organizers of Loveland’s Amazing Race – a recommendation supported by Fitzgerald but tabled by a majority of council. “I have in fact resigned from the Tree and Environment Committee,” Dickman told the Loveland Herald. “I have no further comment on our council or their apparent dysfunction.” At the recommendation of the city Tree and Environment Committee, Loveland City Council in June approved a resolution urging state and federal authorities to

Loveland City Councilwoman Angie Settell says she's tired of Councilman Brent Zuch accusing her of playing politics. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

eradicate all trees in Asian longhorned beetle quarantine areas as opposed to other options that include removing only those trees

Loveland’s own ‘funny farm’ Comedy Central highlights Blooms & Berries By Chuck Gibson

Fall on the farm turned into fall on the funny-farm at Blooms & Berries Oct. 27. It all started when Blooms & Berries farm owner Jeff Probst received an email from the editorial producer of Comedy Central’s “Indecision” – the network’s online digital hub for politics and election news. “I follow up with a phone call,” Probst said. “An hour later, we have national exposure; which is pretty cool.” The email came about a week before the crew from Comedy Central wanted to film on the farm. Mary Phillips-Sandy is the editorial producer who sent the email to Jeff at Blooms & Berries. She was looking for a farm within an hour of where they would be staying while in the area. Blooms & Berries was one of the locations which came up on “Google” during her search. “They had a nice web site. I liked the looks of the place,” Phillips-Sandy said. “They had a corn maze, which worked for us, and hayrides, which I personally wanted to go on.” With Ohio considered one of the key states in the election process, the idea was to have some fun interviewing voters on the farm. They set up an “egg-board” with photo likenesses for people to throw eggs at the presidential candidates. “Jeff has been really helpful,” PhillipsSandy said. “He was immediately really enthusiastic. You can see the egg-board for people to throw eggs at the candidate they don’t want. We had some fun with that too.” Farm patrons willingly stopped to answer light-hearted election questions with interview host Jordan Carlos. “In these troubling times,” Carlos asked one voter. “Which candidate do you think is

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Miami Twp. residents ask for new fire station By John Seney

Dorcas Hallam with daughter Emily and son, Caleb enjoy the duck races. Dad Matt Hallam is just to the left of Caleb. CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Presidential egg-board can be seen with egg on the faces of the candidates and egg shells on the ground in front of them. CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

better prepared to lead us through the corn maze?” One woman left the host and entire film crew laughing as she got off several



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with known infestations and treating possible host trees with a chemical insecticide. Zuch said the review of Loveland’s stand on how to eradicate the Asian longhorned beetle turned into a debacle. Zuch said Loveland missed the July 9 deadline by which it was to make its opinion – which includes a provision encouraging replanting trees in quarantine areas – known to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and lost Dickman. Zuch said Settell and Fitzgerald helped pass the resolution about Asian longhorned beetle in June but backtracked after “we got some push-back politically from outside the community.”

one-line quips of her own including: “where’s wardrobe and make-up?” “The power of social media gave us an opportunity to take a very basic idea and turn it into as much as we could possibly make out of it,” Probst said. Online, mobile apps and social media is what they do. “We are not a TV show. We know that our audience is online,” Phillips-Sandy said. “We do a lot of this just for digital.” In case you’re wondering, “Indecision” took no position on any of the candidates. They even made the participants throw eggs at both candidates while filming at the egg-board. For one day, fall on the farm was See FUNNY, Page A2

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MIAMI TWP. — Several residents of the southeastern part of the township have asked trustees for faster response times for fire and EMS service. “We need better protection and response time in that area,” said Wayne Loudermilk, a resident of the Tartan Glen condominium complex across from Miami Meadows Park on Ohio Whitworth 131. Chris Thompson, a resident of the White Gate Farm subdivision, presented the trustees with a petition signed by 173 residents asking them to move forward with a new fire station in the southeastern part of the township. He said the fire and EMS response time for the area was in the 12- to 14minute range. Fire Chief Jim Whitworth said the response time figures cited by Thompson were from last year, when a lot of road construction was going on in the township. From April to September , the average response time for the area dropped to 9 minutes and 38 seconds, he said. Trustee Mary Makley Wolff said officials were working on reducing response times. Vol. 94 No. 35 © 2012 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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Loveland ‘state of the school’ address set

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LOVELAND — Loveland City Schools Superintendent John Marschhausen will present the annual “State of the School” address at 8 p.m. Thursday,

Nov. 8. In addition, Marschhausen will host two “School House” meetings to give the public an opportunity to ask him questions about the district and three “Java Week” meetings to talk with residents

about the state of the district. School House meetings will be held: » Thursday, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m. in the Loveland High School media center. » Sunday, Nov. 18, at 4 p.m. in the Loveland Inter-

mediate School media center. Java Week meetings will be held: » Monday, Nov. 19, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Starbucks on Loveland-Madeira Road in Loveland. » Tuesday, Nov. 20,

from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Starbucks on LovelandMadeira Road in Loveland. » Wednesday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Starbucks on LovelandMadeira Road in Loveland.

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BRIEFLY Legion Post hosts open house

The commander of the American Legion Post 256 and its members would like

to invite everyone in Loveland and the surrounding area to the grand opening of the post’s new addition. The grand opening will be noon to 7 p.m. Veterans

Day, Nov. 11. Stop in and watch a football game and enjoy entertainment after the game. American Legion Post 256 is at 897 Oakland Road, Loveland, across the street from St. Columban Catholic Church.

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Fitzgerald said, “I don’t recall saying anything about it.” Settell said, “I actually said that I was sorry I voted without doing more research and I just accepted what was given me and I wouldn’t do that in the future because it’s such an important issue. Settell told Zuch she was sick of him accusing her of playing politics.

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“I know Councilwoman Settell had in a sense apologized for her vote and said that she would do her own research instead of relying on committees in the future and I think Mr. Fitzgerald may have said something similar,” Zuch said.





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“Ever since I’ve been on council, I hear this term from you: petty political personal gain,” Settell said. “I’ve already been elected, so I don’t know why you keep saying that and looking my way.” Council voted 6 to 1 to remove the Asian longhorned beetle issue from its councilmanic worksheet. That means the resolution approved in June stands.

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a funny farm day too. “It’s pretty exciting. This is the first time we’ve been able to work with a network like Comedy Central,” Probst said. “They have been the most gracious, respectful people. It has been wonderful.” The early rain and colder temperatures was not so wonderful. The film crew might have asked for a little better weather for their day on the farm. “If I had superpowers, I would have had it a little bit warmer and no rain,” Phillips-Sandy said. “That’s just the weather, that’s how it is. We really couldn’t have asked for a better day.”



Loveland native survives Sandy By Chuck Gibson

Jake Robinson is living his dream to become an actor in New York City. Those odds are long enough without having to survive a hurricane. Survive the storm is exactly what Robinson had to do when Hurricane Sandy came storming ashore Monday. “I’m good. I’m OK,” Robinson said. “Being from the Midwest, we’re used to tornaRobinson does and slash-n-go severe storms, but the most ominous and strangest thing was being hit for two-and-a-half days straight with severe weather. That’s the main difference. Instead of 80 mph winds for like 15 minutes then it blows out, this was two days of unrelenting beating the houses are getting.” Robinson is the son of Elizabeth (Lebe) and John Robinson and grew up in Loveland. Robinson actually lives in an apartment inside a Catholic Church rectory in Flatbush in the middle of Brooklyn. “We were in a virtual food pantry. I wasn’t really too worried about us,” he said. “The church was built in 1939. It was built to be a bomb shelter.”

The church is in the middle of an old residential neighborhood with big mature trees. These are big Victorian houses. Robinson compares the size of the trees to like the ones in his grandma’s yard back home in Loveland. “Pretty much every street you walk down there is a huge sycamore tree crushing a car,” Robinson said. “Every street you walk down, there is a tree down. There was a lot of damage.” Robinson was in Manhattan as the storm approached. He and his girlfriend got out before the last subway shut down. The subways were shut down at 7 p.m. the day before. He thought everyone was pretty well prepared; taking good pre-emptive measures. Some people didn’t expect it to be any worse than Irene and were waiting it out.” “We had a family come stay with us because they stayed until the last minute out in Breezy Point where the big fire was,” Robinson said. “The priest has a friend with a house there. They didn’t want to leave, but thank God they did.” Robinson said their house is OK. “They have a Porsche in their backyard, and there’s a grand piano in the middle of the street; turned over,” he said. “All four houses surrounding them are going to have to be torn down. They are so damaged. It’s bad, it’s bad. It’s definitely the worst disaster I’ve ever been a part of.” Many of Robinson’s friends live on the lower

One of many of the large trees downed on the street in Flatbush, N.Y., where Jake Robinson survived Hurricane Sandy. THANKS TO JAKE ROBINSON east side and are without power. He only lost electricity for a few hours Tuesday evening. “There are looters everywhere,” Robinson said. “There are not enough cops to keep people from stealing. They post two or three cops at every pharmacy because they don’t want people stealing drugs.” In the aftermath, Robinson rode up to the Coney Island area with some police friends. Though the ocean

is some 400 yards away, the storm surge left eight inches of sand coating the street. “Basements are just flooded out,” he said. “The Coney Island amusement park looks like something haunted. There’s one propeller here, all the cars are off the roller coaster. Everything is just a mess. It’s just a mess. I don’t know. Who knows when it will be back to normal?” Robinson says despite the looters and people tak-

ing advantage of the situation, people are already working toward recovery. Thousands of workers are working round the clock to restore subway system. He

expected some sections of the subway to be reopened by Thursday. The subway is 108 years old. “They’re pumping out water and clearing debris; just trying to see what’s left,” Robinson said. “All the ones in the city are pretty much shot. All the tunnels are still flooded; Big Battery Tunnel, the Holland Tunnel is flooded.” Right now, like everyone in the path of Superstorm Sandy, Robinson is trying to take it all in stride and do what he can. “I’m doing great,” he said. “It is a pretty crazy period, but people are doing OK here.”

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Freshmen Soham Basu, left, of Loveland, and Nick Sam, of Liberty Township, deliver containers full of wood chips.



Freshmen Cooper Ebersbach, left, of Maineville, and J'Quaan White, of Colerain Township, separate containers.



incinnati Country Day School freshmen recently helped out at Granny’s Garden School in Loveland. The students shoveled and deposited wood chips on a trail at the school. Students in the Upper School at Cincinnati Country Day School performed a variety of community service projects as part of a Service Learning Day at the school.

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Cincinnati Country Day School freshmen prepare to tackle a pile of wood chips. The wood chips will be scattered along a walking trail at Granny's Garden School.

Freshmen Greg Foster, left, of Loveland, and Emma Rust, of South Lebanon, prepare to carry containers of wood chips. Freshmen Tenzing Mangat, left, of Indian Hill, and Marius Lancaster, of North College Hill, finish filling a few more containers.

Freshman Katie Jamison, left, of Milford, hands classmate Will Brady, of Indian Hill, an empty container.

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Ursuline Academy’s Ultimate Auction “Pirates & Pearls” will take place at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. Chaired by Bruce and Debbie Conboy Graumlich (Class of 1983) and Bill and Ann Winstel Moran (Class of 1983) the event promises to be a good time for all. “We promise an evening of swashbuckling fun with new exciting live auction items,” special events director Lori Haines said. “Pirates & Pearls” will take

place at Ursuline Academy in the Besl Theatre, and it includes cocktails and appetizers, a sitdown dinner, silent auction and live auction. Among this year’s top live auction items are vacation and sports packages, New York City trip including airfare, Bourbon Trail RV Tour, an exquisite Wine/Rookwood Party, Green Bay Packers private facility tour and tickets, diamond earrings, two puppies, a golf cart, cooking and dinner packages and more.

In addition, the drawing for the Big Green Raffle will take place at the auction, featuring three grand prizes of $25,000, $10,000 and $5,000. “Pirates & Pearls” Ultimate Auction is UA’s largest fundraising event of the year, and the proceeds support the school. For details about the Auction and additional information about the Big Green Raffle, email or call (513) 791-5794 ext. 1218.

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Loveland wraps up stellar seasons By Scott Springer

LOVELAND — Successful seasons for the Loveland High School soccer teams came to an end in late October when both squads suffered narrow losses in the Division I tournament. Loveland’s boys finished 125-1 after bowing out in round two of the playoffs Oct. 22 against Elder 2-1. “I was a little disappointed in the way things ended up,” Loveland coach Mike Dunlap said. “We didn’t execute in the first half and gave up two goals. (In the) second half we played very well, but we couldn’t dig out of that hole.” All of Loveland’s losses were by just one goal with the exception of a 3-0 road defeat Sept. 1 against Lakota West. Seven seniors played their last game for Loveland against Elder. Four of those finished top 10 in the Eastern Cincinnati Conference in scoring. Jonny Williams led the league with 47 points, including 21 goals. Behind Williams was Marty Bixler, tied for second; Kyle Mattes in sixth; and Nick Ranieri in eighth. Dunlap’s disappointment is not only personal; it’s for his seniors. This year’s group did a lot for the program over their prep careers. “With any senior, when it’s time for them to go, it’s depress-

Loveland's girls soccer team holds up their Division I district runner-up trophy at Madeira High School Oct. 27. THANKS TO TODD KELLY ing,” Dunlap said. Among those that Dunlap is looking toward for 2013 are junior midfielders Greg Bohn, Ethan Conte and Brad Faust, plus junior forwards Matt Vogt and Parker Preston. Preston is a Moeller transfer who finished 11th in the ECC in scoring in limited action. “Being new into our program, he fit well,” Dunlap said. “In a supplemental role he came in and got the goals when we needed them. We’re looking for a scorer next year and we’re going to be turning to him as a guy that can get the ball in the back of the net.” Dunlap will also look for some of this year’s sophomores on the See SOCCER, Page A7

Loveland senior defender Jenna Myklebust prepares to crush the soccer ball in a home game for the Lady Tigers. THANKS TO TODD KELLY

Goalkeeper R.J. Mancini of Glen Este grabs the ball just before Marty Bixler of Loveland connects with a header in an early season game. Bixler finished as the second-leading scorer in the ECC behind teammate Johnny Williams. BRANDON SEVERN/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Ursuline's Michele Christy celebrates the Lions’ first-half goal against Seton during the regional semifinal round Oct. 30. JEFF SWINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

TOURNAMENT TIME Ursuline had its season come to an end with a 2-1 loss Mason in the Division I regional final Nov. 3. Mason’s game-winning goal came with just 1 minute, 43 seconds remaining on the clock. The match marked the first time since 2007 that Ursuline had reached the regional championship game, and just the second time in school history. With defeat, the Lions finished the 2012 campaign with a 16-3-2 record. The Lions advanced to this point by ousting Seton from the postseason,1-0, Oct. 30. Ursuline's Madi Kennard of Loveland gets off a shot against Seton during the Lions’ 1-0 win over Seton Oct. 30. JEFF SWINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

It took 22 games and 20 different opponents, but in the Division III regional boys’ soccer final, someone finally tamed the Madeira Mustangs. Summit Country Day avenged a regular-season loss against undefeated Madeira with a 2-0 victory at Mariemont High School, Nov. 3. Summit advances to the state semifinals for the first time since 1999. Senior defender Joey Kunkel scored the game-winning goal, and junior midfielder Carlos Garciamendez added an insurance tally. Both players helped anchor the only defense to hold the Mustangs scoreless this season. Senior goalkeeper Ryan Hall earned his 45th career career shutout to strengthen his grasp on the state record. Madeira (20-1-1) defeated Summit 1-0 in October and 6-1 in last year’s regional semifinal. “It was probably the worst playoff defeat we’ve ever had,” Summit coach Barnard Baker said. “These guys wanted this game. I thought it actually made us hungrier.” The Silver Knights advanced to the regional final by defeating Springfield Central Catholic, 2-0, Oct. 31.

Summit (17-2-1) plays at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, against Worthington Christian at Centerville High School. Like the boys, Summit’s Lady Knights have seen stellar goalie play. During the Lady Knights’ regional final match against Troy Christian, Nov. 3, Ayanna Parker recorded her 16th shutout of the season in the squad’s 3-0 win. Summit coach Mike Fee praised his defense for forcing difficult, long-range shots from Troy Christian and not allowing the Eagles favorable scoring opportunities. Senior forward Elizabeth Williams, the Division III player of the year, netted her 16th goal of the season to help pace the offense, which also had goals from Ellie Adams and Meredith Schertzinger, both of Loveland. Summit scored twice in the final four minutes of the first half for a two-goal halftime cushion and scored its third goal 10 minutes into the second half to put the game out of reach. Summit (19-1-1) played Bishop Fenwick in a rematch of last year’s state semifinal Nov. 6 (after press deadline). The victory marked the second straight season Summit eliminated Mariemont from the playoffs. Meredith Schertzinger of Loveland narrowly avoids a collision with Mariemont keeper Julia Whittelsey as she puts a shot on goal that went just wide for Summit Country Day. BRANDON SEVERN/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Ursuline's Michele Christy of Loveland, left, and Seton's Erika LaRosa battle for the ball during Ursuline’s 1-0 win Oct. 30 JEFF SWINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS



UA vollies back to state Gannett News Service BLUE ASH — The Ursuline Lions continued the tradition of Girls Greater Cincinnati League volleyball teams winning local regional titles with a 25-18, 25-8,1425, 25-14 win against Lakota East at Lebanon High School Nov. 3. The win marks the 18th straight year and the 34th time in the past 38 years that a GGCL program has won the big school (Class AAA or Division I) Southwest Ohio regional title. “When I was the coach at Lakota East, I don’t think that I beat a GGCL team one time in nine years,” head coach Jeni Case said, who coached East until taking over at Ursuline in 2006. “Our schedule helps us.” In fact, the last time a non-GGCL team won the local regional title was Lakota High School in 1994 before the district split into two high schools. Ironically, Ursuline (21-7), ranked No. 6 in

the state, defeated No. 9 Lakota West in the regional semifinal before taking on No. 4 Lakota East (24-3). Ursuline punched its ticket to the state final four led by Notre Dame commit junior Sam Fry of Indian Hill (17 kills, 9 blocks), junior Paige Kebe of Loveland (10 kills), senior Rachel Garnett of Liberty Township (10 kills), senior Abby Weisenberger of Mount Healthy/Springfield Township (41 assists) and senior Courtney Grafton of Montgomery (21 digs). The Lions will make their 11th appearance at the big school state tournament when they face Toledo’s St. Ursula Academy in a state semifinal match at Wright State University’s Nutter Center at 4 p.m. Nov. 8. A win there would advance Ursuline to the state final at Wright State, Nov. 10, where they will try for their fifth state championship and fourth among the big Ohio high schools.

St. Xavier's Jake Grabowski (holding trophy) celebrates with his teammates after the Bombers won the Division I state cross country championship Nov. 3. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Bombers bring home state title Loveland resident Kuvin on team By Tom Skeen

Ursuline’s win over Lakota East Nov. 3 marked the 18th straight year a GGCL program has won a southwest Ohio regional championship. ADAM KIEFABER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

For the first time since 2003, the St. Xavier Bombers are the Division I state cross country champions. The team finished with 71 points overall to beat out Mason (123) for the top spot. “Joy, relief and any

Lions ‘team’ up for state final-four run By Nick Dudukovich

BLUE ASH — Not even the remnants of Hurricane Sandy would deter the girls of the Ursuline Academy field hockey team. By ousting arch rival St. Ursula from the Southwestern Ohio Field Hockey League Playoffs, the Lions secured their first trip to the state final four since 2001. “We’ve been wanting to get (to the final four) since the beginning of the season,” said senior midfield Morgan Basile of Montgomery. The Lions’ march to-

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JV to step it up. Coach Todd Kelly’s Loveland girls lost a heartbreaker Oct. 27 to Seton, 1-0. It was a game where the Lady Tigers out-shot their opponent, but couldn’t find the net. “The best team doesn’t necessarily win in soccer,” Kelly said. “Sometimes it’s the team that takes advantage of the chances it has. That’s what Seton did. They had one or two shots all night. It’s an unforgiving game in that respect.” The defeat came after opening tournament wins against Lakota West and St. Ursula. It brought to a close a season that briefly saw Loveland uncharacter-

ward a title came up short with a 4-0 loss to Columbus Academy, Nov. 2, but the defeat doesn’t diminish what the Lions accomplished. With Louisville Collegiate School — a Kentucky powerhouse — scheduled for Ursuline’s season opener; it didn’t take long for the Lions to flex their muscle. Head coach Elli Workum and company forged a 4-1 win and set the stage for a memorable season. The victory was significant because just a season ago, Ursuline fell to Louisville, 6-1. It’s for that reason many girls, including forward Jessie Ewan of Loveland,

didn’t know how the game would play out. But when the Lions came out on top, Ewan knew the Lions were something special. “(After the Louisville win), I just thought, ‘Wow,’ this is a really good team,” she said. “I think it was like the a-ha moment for us that we realized we had a good team and could go places.” Other Loveland girls on the roster include: Julie Hakemoeller and Monica Bockhorst. The Lions were so dominant on their road to state — they didn’t lose. Heading into the state final four, Ursuline’s record stood at 170-1.

istically three games below .500. “We came back from injury and got some back in the fold of buying in to what we were doing,” Kelly said. “Halfway through the season we’re 2-5. In the next 12 games we went 9-3. Of those nine wins, eight were shutouts.” Part of the turnaround came from changing the playing style to a possession-oriented style. It initially brought some frustration until the Lady Tigers fought back. “It got a lot more intense and resulted in a district runner-up finish,” Kelly said. “The defense just decided to play relentless and stifling defense. We suffocated a lot of teams.” In eight games in October, Loveland gave up just two goals with junior Jus-

tine Perl and senior backup Sara Lacombe in the box and senior defenders like Jesse Comorosky, Taylor Hoffman, Katrina James, and Jenna Myklebust. “It was a huge turnaround for those kids to finish second in the league,” Kelly said. “I’ve had very few teams that responded to adversity like this team.” Offensively, Loveland will lose some firepower in Gaelen Stejbach and Katie Swaine but will return Ohio State commit Sydney Dudley. Dudley was the ECC’s second-leading scorer. Losing seven seniors off of a district finalist is tough, but Kelly plans to reload and reassemble. “We have a motto we’ve followed through the years: ‘The standard’s the standard,’” Kelly said.

kind of emotion you could imagine,” St. Xavier coach Mike Dehring told Gannett News Service. “This has been nine years in the works but really two years where we challenged this group of seniors to be state champions. They responded very well.” Senior Jake Grabowski of Anderson Township was the top finisher for the Bombers after running the 3.1 miles in 15:36.76 to finish ninth overall. Senior Michael Momper of Madeira fin-

ished 22nd (15:50.03), while junior Michael Hall of Finneytown was 24th (15:52.55). “Throughout our four years it’s been ingrained in us, that expectation and goal of winning a state championship,” Grabowski told Gannett News Service. Out of the 148 runners, no Bomber finished lower than 73rd. Alex Kuvin of Loveland finished 30th, Evan Stifel of Winton Woods was 32nd, Patrick Drumm of

the Lakota area came in 64th and Andrew Gardner of Anderson was 73rd rounding out the seven St. Xavier runners. All things pointed in the direction that this would be the Bombers year. They are ranked No. 1 in the state, No. 14 in the nation by and were unbeaten coming into the postseason. The 71 points scored by the team is the lowest winning score since Hudson High School won the state title with 61 in 2001.



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“My best advice is find a great institution of higher learning, find one that has the right price. Shop around. In America, this idea of competition, it works.” These were the comments made about higher educationby Mitt Romney in the first presidential debate. The idea of shopping around is exactly what parents and students need to do. Understanding how schools differ in terms of cost, awarding financial aid, meeting need and admission policies are ways

families – of all socioeconomic backgrounds – can make college more affordable for all their students. Yet schools are missing this Chris important piece Candelaresi COMMUNITY PRESS in the college and career GUEST COLUMNIST planning programs they offer to students. In a time where school levies fail more often than pass, school personnel are downsized and

academic requirements are becoming more demanding, can schools really afford not to partner with organizations that can pick up the ball where their programs end and run with it? Helping families understand the strategies that are involved in lowering their EFC (expected family contribution) in an effort to maximize their eligibility to receive financial aid, how their savings vehicles will help or hurt them in the financial aid formula, and how a private school might be more affordable than a public school are just

some of the key elements that families are not getting through programs such as Naviance. Organizations like Plan the Way Foundation are here to help relieve some of the workload of the staff and supplement the programs already in place. The fact of the matter remains that as wonderful as their current programs might be, they can do everything possible to get students ready to attend college, but if families can’t find a way to make college affordable, many of their dreams will never come true.

Don’t you think a family would want to know that there are organizations in their community that could show them how to save over $4,100 per year towards their college costs? With all the headlines about rising tuition costs and increasing student loan debt, shouldn’t families have a resource that can help them address the major concern of how they are going to pay for college? Chris Candelaresi is president of Plan the Way Foundation in Blue Ash.

What has happened to good behavior? We live in a great nation, a nation of freedom; freedom of assembly, freedom of religion, freedom of speech. At no other time do these freedoms seem to stand out as much as they do during election cycles. People are free to express their views, to engage in discourse and debate and be Tim Sabransky free from opCOMMUNITY PRESS pression and retribution. GUEST COLUMNIST However, with great freedom comes great responsibility. We are also a nation of laws. Laws are enacted to safeguard our freedoms, to ensure an orderly society, and to protect ourselves and others. Each election cycle I receive calls about stolen signs. People become upset when someone behaves badly and takes signs that do not agree with their point of view. This is theft. Since when does engaging in illegal activity become ok as long as

the property being stolen is from the “opposing camp?” Why is it OK for someone to abridge another’s freedom of speech by stealing campaign signs? Why does bad behavior become acceptable during election cycles? People have the right to place signs in appropriate locations. Laws exist that prohibit the placement of signs in public rights of way, including utility poles. Signs placed on utility poles can be hazardous to utility workers. Why do people feel it is OK to break to the law to assert their right of free speech by posting signs illegally? Is this a case where the law “doesn’t apply to me because I don’t agree with the law?” Why does this bad behavior continue? I was outraged recently when a sign, posted illegally, was removed from a utility pole and I was told that it had been “booby trapped.” The sign was screwed into the pole with multiple screws and had been reinforced with metal strapping. At the top of the sign, metal wires were inserted, twisted into a

These wires were tied to the top of a political sign illegally attached to a utilitypole in Loveland. THANKS TO TIM SABRANSKY loop and the ends snipped to form sharp points (think barbed wire on steroids). There could only be one purpose for doing this; cause injury to anyone who attempted to remove the sign that had been posted illegally. One can only ask why the perpetrator thought this was OK to do. What made him think he was above the law? What made him think it was OK to cause harm to someone else for the sake of “protecting” his sign? What caused such bad behavior? Whoever posted this sign should be ashamed of his actions. Thankfully the public employee, doing his job, was not

This political sign attached to a utility pole in Loveland was "booby trapped" with metal screws and wires. THANKS TO TIM SABRANSKY injured by sharp wires. In this great nation, where we enjoy freedom that many have died for; it saddens me to see the discourtesy, bad behavior and incivility when we really should be at our best. What has happened to good behavior? What are we teaching our children? How are we treating each other?

“Be civil to all, sociable to many, familiar with few, friend to one, enemy to none.” – Benjamin Franklin, Founding father of the United States, philosopher and inventor

the barn door after the horse is out. The best we can expect is that those at the upper echelon of the Scouts will learn from this, and take more precautions as to screening leaders, and not allowing children to be put in harms way.” Bill B.

highest standards of screening and awareness of any youth organization in the country. Strict policy and guidelines are in place for the purpose of protecting the youth, and the integrity of the BSA. “Unfortunately, there will always be sickos in the world who prey upon children. Scouting has taken strong and appropriate measures to make sure those sick individuals aren't able to use scouting as a means to commit their heinous crimes. “I will always support scouting because scouting builds character, and good character never goes out of style!” R.W.J.

Tim Sabransky is Loveland police chief.

CH@TROOM Oct. 31 question Does the release of the Boys Scouts’ “perversion” files change the way you feel about the group? Do you the think the group adequately protects the safety of its members? Why or why not?

“In my opinion no group that is male dominated is safe. Good ‘Ole Boys protect Good ‘Ole Boys. However I feel that they have tried to handle it (now that it has been exposed) in an open way. Too bad that while it was happening they could not follow their own oath: “‘On my honor, I will do my best ‘To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; ‘To help other people at all times; ‘To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.’” K.S. “I think the same thing I think about priest abuse, teacher abuse, and any other thing you might put into this catagory ... those in power eventually think that they’re in a special class, unaccountable to anyone but themselves. And the sad thing is that no one seems to have the morals to stop it until they’re caught.

NEXT QUESTION Developers are studying the feasibility of building a hotel on the “Purple People Bridge” between Cincinnati and Newport. Do you think a hotel on the bridge is a good idea? Why or why not? Every week The Loveland Herald asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line.

“I have a high respect for the Boy Scouts in general. It only takes one bad apple to ruin the whole bunch. Case in point is the Catholic church, Penn State and even Bill Clinton. What amazes me is that no one seems to listen to the victims until it’s too late. While everyone is to be assumed innocent until proven guilty, an investigation should be immediately begun, and the proper authorities notified and involved. “The only good that will come of the exposure of these papers is that the victims may have some closure, and future claims of abuse will be investigated.” J.K. ‘I was both a Cub and Boy Scout. I enjoyed the fun and still treasure the values scouting provided me. I also believe scouting



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did fine things, good deeds if you will, for their communities. I never experienced any problems with abuse or rape nor do I know of any. “I find it very strange that for years the Boy Scouts have been under public attack for not allowing known homosexuals to serve as Scout leaders and then the news hits that many boys were being abused by men who were apparently ‘in the closet.’ Is there a hidden agenda playing out?” R.V. “I don’t trust the Boy Scout organization to protect young boys or young men. I can’t imagine why a parent would want their sons or grandsons to be in the Boy Scouts.” E.E.C. “The release of the Boy Scouts ‘perversion’ files does not change the way I feel about the group. I have accepted the fact that human beings are fallible, and all of us have free will. Some people, sadly, choose evil, and preying on young kids is a prime example. But this is not exclusive to the Boy Scouts, as we all know. As to the question of whether the group adequately protects the safety of its members, there might have been steps taken in the past that would have prevented these horrible acts, but its too late to close

“The perverted crimes committed against young boys is sickening and deserves prosecution, no matter how long ago it occurred. That being said, there is no organization that has been more pro-active and aggressive in protecting youngsters in the last three decades than the Boy Scouts of America. Scouting has learned from the failures of the past and has implemented the

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Harvest Festival offers fall fun MIAMI TWP. — Families enjoyed fall activities Oct. 13 at the seventh annual Miami Township Harvest Festival. The festival at Community Park this year featured a new Twilight Treat Trail, where children could discover treats along a trail through the park. Other activities included pumpkin decorating, hay rides and a bonfire.

Thomas Shifflett, 5, of Loveland stamps a paper pumpkin with ink designs Oct. 13 at the Miami Township Harvest Festival. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Hailey Graham, 2, of Loveland decorates a pumpkin Oct. 13 at the Miami Township Harvest Festival. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Barb and Russ Childers of Batavia Township play banjos around the bonfire at the Miami Township Harvest Festival Oct. 13. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Gavin Dunn, 4, of Mason colors a pumpkin Oct. 13 at the Miami Township Harvest Festival. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Sitting on the display at the Miami Township Harvest Festival Oct. 13 are, from left: Mason Day, Luke Day and Liam Dillow, all of Milford. For more photos from the event, see page A4. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Families ‘fall’ for Symmes at autumn event By Leah Fightmaster

Welcoming fall in with style, Symmes Township kicked the season off with some autumn activities for families. Hosted on Oct. 5 at Symmes Park, 11600 Lebanon Road, kids and parents alike enjoyed activities such as crafts, hayrides, a petting zoo, pony rides and a pumpkin patch at its “Fall for Symmes” event. Children also got a jump start on their trick-or-treating on the “haunted trail,” which made its scary comeback this year. Despite some rain, the township is hailing the event as a “huge success” on its website. For more about your community, visit /SymmesTownship.

Doug Gehner tells kids and parents about his cockatoo at the petting zoo, which children could go through at the "Fall for Symmes" event Oct. 5. THANKS TO LUANNE FELTER

Kids and parents wander through the pumpkin patch at Symmes Township's "Fall for Symmes" festival. THANKS TO LUANNE FELTER


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, NOV. 8 Exercise Classes Cardio Dance Party, 6-7 p.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, 4865 Duck Creek Road, Classes incorporate variety of dance styles, including jazz, hip-hop, Latin, jive and more danced to popular music. $10. 617-9498; Madisonville.

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

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To re-certify current ARC lifeguards. $200. 985-0900. Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater West Moon Street, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township. Oklahoma, 7:30-10 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, 111 S. Second St., Music by Richard Rogers. Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein. Director: Cathryn Alter. Producer: Pat Furterer. Musical Director: Jack Hasty. Choreographer: Majory Clegg. $15. Through Nov. 17. 443-4572; Loveland.


Cooking Classes

Diabetes Dinner/Lecture, 6-7:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Pavilion’s Health Promotion department provides dinner and discussion to help manage diabetes and prediabetes. Participants leave with information, diabetes friendly recipes and exercise plan. $40 two people, $25 single. 9850900. Montgomery.

Healthy Cooking Classes, Noon-1:30 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Peachy Seiden discusses nutrition and health while preparing two delicious, simple and easy meals. Ages 18 and up. $30. Registration required. 315-3943; Silverton. Cooking Class: Classic French Bread, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Cooks’ Wares - Symmes Township, 11344 Montgomery Road, Follow Kathy Lehr through basic chemistry of combining yeast, flour, water and salt. $60. 489-6400; Symmes Township.

Support Groups 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 Dec. 27. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Book discussion group. Open to everyone who desires healthy loving relationships. Donations accepted. 673-0174. Blue Ash. Family Education and Support Group for Addiction and Codependency, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 10345 Montgomery Road, For people who suffer from addiction, their families and friends, to come together in a supportive, confidential support environment. Free. 432-4182; Montgomery.

FRIDAY, NOV. 9 Antiques Shows Antique and Junktique Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 3006, 127 Karl Brown Way, Electronics, furniture, collectibles, antiques, toys, household items, books and baby and seasonal items. Benefits Children’s Meeting House Montessori School in Loveland. Free. 683-4757; Loveland.

Cooking Classes Cooking Class: Holiday Sweet Breads, 6-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares - Symmes Township, 11344 Montgomery Road, Breads with Kathy Lehr. $60. 489-6400; Symmes Township.

Health / Wellness Health Screenings, 10 a.m.noon, Owens Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, 7319 Montgomery Road, Blood pressure screenings, stress screenings and consultation about your wellness needs. Free. 784-0084. Silverton. American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Review, 5-9 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Concludes 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 10.

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Antiques Shows Antique and Junktique Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 3006, Free. 683-4757; Loveland.

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



Karaoke, 9 p.m., Tap House Grill, 8740 Montgomery Road, 891-8277. Sycamore Township.

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nati Zoo speaks. Ages 18 and up. $120 series of four lectures; $40 single lecture. 684-1632; Montgomery. Dr. Rachel Korazim, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, 8401 Montgomery Road, Educator and speaker discusses “The Power of One: Exploring Indifference and Compassion during the Holocaust.” Dinner will be provided. CEUs will be available. Presented by The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education. 487-3055; Kenwood.

Craft Shows Fall Craft Show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Church of the Saviour United Methodist Church, 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Some 50 crafters and vendors. Pumpkins available on front lawn. Family friendly. Free. 791-3142; Montgomery. Holiday Fair, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Trinity Community Church, 3850 E. Galbraith Road, Handmade crafts, wreaths, Premiere Jewelry, Tupperware, Pampered Chef and more. 791-7631. Deer Park.

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

The Deer Park, Madeira, Loveland and Symmes Township branch libraries are participating in National Gaming Day, Saturday, Nov. 10, with plenty of events for the whole family. Young gamers can interact with a diverse group of peers, share their expertise with others and develop new strategies for gaming and learning. Activities inlude video games, board games, card games, trivia, puzzles and more. Visit At Deer Park, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, engage in Words with Friends with other adults. Registration is required. At the Loveland branch, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, board games will be on hand, including checkers, chess and Worst-Case Scenario Survival game. Madeira, 7200 Miami Ave., will have Mario Kart Wii and other favorites. Symmes Township will have Wii and board games. THANKS TO LISA MAUCH and unique handmade jewelry for show and sale. Free. 2723700; Mariemont.

On Stage - Theater West Moon Street, 2 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township. Oklahoma, 3-5 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $15. 443-4572; Loveland.

Parenting Classes Foster Parent Training, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Diversion Foster Care, 10921 Reed Hartman Highway, Suite 315. Begin process of becoming licensed foster parent. Family friendly. Free. Through Feb. 11. 984-2031; Blue Ash.

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


Health / Wellness

Clubs & Organizations

Diabetes Conversation Maps, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates, 4460 Red Bank Expressway, Suite 100, Small group discussions of Type 2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg, certified diabetes educator. $30 all four sessions;or $10 per session. 271-5111. Madisonville.

Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472 Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Paul Community United Methodist Church, 8221 Miami Road, Public speaking and leadership skills meeting. Family friendly. Free. 351-5005; Madeira.

Literary - Libraries


Words with Friends Live, 2 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Inperson Words with Friends, otherwise known as Scrabble. Ages 18 and up. Registration required. 369-4450. Deer Park.

Email Basics: Using Email, 1-3 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Lesson covers: replying to and forwarding messages, sending an email to multiple recipients, up- and downloading attachments, managing and organizing folders and creating contact lists. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 369-4450; programs. Deer Park.

Music - Concerts Music at Ascension Chamber Concert Series, 7:30 p.m., Ascension Lutheran Church, 7333 Pfeiffer Road, With Gina Beck, soprano. Free, donations accepted. 793-3288. Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater West Moon Street, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township. Oklahoma, 7:30-10 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $15. 443-4572; Loveland.

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

SUNDAY, NOV. 11 Art Exhibits Second Sunday at the Barn, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Members exhibit artwork in Lindner Classroom on second Sunday of every month; artists’ studios open as well. Oils, watercolors, pastels,

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

Holiday - Veterans Day A Veteran’s Day Salute, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., The Kenwood by Senior Star, 5435 Kenwood Road, Herbert Heilbrun, WWII Veteran and Honorary Tuskegee Airman, shares heroic tales from his days as an airman. Pinning ceremony for veterans in attendance. Free. Reservations required. 561-9300. Kenwood. Celebrating Cincinnati Veterans, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Smashburger, 4752 Cornell Road, Free entree for all veterans and active duty military. Choose among any variety of Smashburgers, Smashchicken or Smashsalads. No purchase is necessary, but limited to one per military personnel. 376-7565; Blue Ash.

Evening in Provence with Yen Hsieh, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares - Symmes Township, 11344 Montgomery Road, Learn menu from Provence that you can share with family and friends over the holiday season. $50. Reservations required. 489-6400; Symmes Township.

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

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

TUESDAY, NOV. 13 Cooking Classes Hands-On Dipping and Diving Class, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares - Symmes Township, 11344 Montgomery Road, Chocolate dipping class. With Lisa CooperHolmes from Haute Chocolate. $40. 489-6400; Symmes Township.

Health / Wellness Memory Screenings, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., The Kenwood by Senior Star, 5435 Kenwood Road, In honor of National Memory Screening Day, annual initiative of Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. Free. 561-9300. Kenwood.

Lectures Cincinnati And Soup: Food, Fun, Facts, 6-7 p.m., Mariemont Branch Library, 3810 Pocahontas Ave., Cincinnati And Soup author, Cheri Brinkman, presents “agra-history” of Cincinnati from pioneer settlers to pioneers of television. Includes stories and recipes about who we are and what we eat in Cincinnati over the years. Free. 369-4467. Mariemont.

Music - Classical One City, One Symphony Listening Party, 2-3:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Hosted by Sylvia Samis, CSO violinist, and Rabbi Abie Ingber, Xavier University’s director of interfaith community engagement. New program designed to engage the entire community. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

Shopping Ladies Holiday Shopping Night, 6-9 p.m., Five Seasons Family Sports Club, 11790 Snider Road, Ladies merchandise vendors, wine tasting and salon/spa mini services. Family friendly. Free. 469-1400; Symmes Township.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14 Art & Craft Classes Portrait Painting and Drawing Class, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Deborah discusses, with weekly demonstrations and one-on-one instruction, how to achieve spontaneity, character and life in your figure painting. $80 per month. Reservations required.

259-9302; Mariemont.

Benefits First Step Cooperative Preschool Holiday Dinner, 7-9 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Free lasagna dinner with assortment of appetizers and desserts. Silent auction, split-the-pot and more. Ages 18 and up. Benefits First Step Cooperative Preschool. Free. 304-1127; Blue Ash.

Clubs & Organizations Loveland Woman’s Club Card Party and Luncheon, Noon-3 p.m., Loveland Presbyterian Church, 360 Robin Ave., Served lunch, raffles, door prizes and games of bridge, poker, dominoes and more. $12. Reservations required. 683-7760. Loveland.

Cooking Classes Kid’s Healthy Cooking Classes, 4-6 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Peachy Seiden, registered dietitian and nutrition science instructor, teaches children to be more health conscious by encouraging them to make healthy food choices and teaching them how to prepare and cook nutrient-dense meals. Ages 11-14. $40. Registration required. 315-3943; Silverton. Knife Skills with Wusthof, 6-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares - Symmes Township, 11344 Montgomery Road, Ed Bartush, Courtney Rathweg and Joe Westfall emphasize techniques that are safe, efficient, easier on your hand and wrist and produce attractive results. $55. 489-6400; Symmes Township.

Health / Wellness Spa Night Out, 5:30-7:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Spa services and light snacks. Choice of services: reflexology, craniosacral therapy, mini facial, muscle energy techniques or polish changes. $10. 985-6772. Montgomery.

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

Lectures Town Hall Lecture: Thane Maynard, 11 a.m.-noon, Montgomery Assembly of God, $120 series of four lectures; $40 single lecture. 684-1632; Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater West Moon Street, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township. Legally Blonde the Musical, 7-9:30 p.m., Loveland High School, 1 Tiger Trail, Fast-paced comedy about knowing who you are and showing what you’ve got. Light-hearted musical based on popular movie. $10, $8 students and seniors. Through Nov. 18. 697-3857; Loveland.

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

Support Groups Motherless Daughters Support Group, 7-8:30 p.m., Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Road, For adult women who have lost or miss nurturing care of their mother. Free. 489-0892. Montgomery. 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. Family Education and Support Group for Addiction and Codependency, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Free. 432-4182; Montgomery.

FRIDAY, NOV. 16 Art Openings Brush and Palette Painters: Art for the Holidays, 6-9 p.m., Frame Designs, 9475 Loveland Madeira Road, Artist present to share process. Refreshments served. Free. 891-4434. Loveland.


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Town Hall Lecture: Thane Maynard, 11 a.m.-noon, Montgomery Assembly of God, 7950 Pfeiffer Road, Director of the Cincinnati Zoo speaks. Ages 18 and up. $120 series of four lectures; $40 single lecture. Presented by Montgomery Woman’s Club. 684-1632; Montgomery. Town Hall Lecture: Thane Maynard, 8-9 p.m., Sycamore Junior High School, 5757 Cooper Road, Director of the Cincin-

Springerle Workshop with Connie Meisinger from House on the Hill, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Cooks’ Wares - Symmes Township, 11344 Montgomery Road, During workshops, students observe and then work hands-on with various aspects of preparation. Learn answers to any and all Springerle and molded cookie questions. $110. Reservations required. 489-6400; Symmes Township.



Time for Thanksgiving preparations Thanksgiving countdown begins! The one tip I’ll be sharing over and over is about thawing frozen turkey. If you thaw incorrectly, bacteria will grow. That’s because bacteria’s favorite temperature is about room temperature, 60 to 70 degrees. Rita If you’re Heikenfeld thawing RITA’S KITCHEN turkey on the kitchen counter, the outside will thaw fairly soon, but the inside will still be frozen. Best temperature for thawing turkey? Around 40 degrees, which is the temperature in your frig. Keep turkey in original wrapping, put in pan to catch moisture and allow 24 hours thawing time for every 5 pounds. If you forget, put packaged turkey in cold water and change water every 30 minutes to keep it cold. Count on 30 minutes thawing time per pound. Before roasting, check cavities and pull out the pouch of giblets. (The first time I roasted a turkey, I didn’t know to check, and it was not a pretty sight when they slipped out, intact in pouch, after roasting). If you’re worried you won’t have enough, roast a breast along with the whole turkey. That gives you more white meat plus extras. Remember to focus on blessings, and put burdens in God’s hands. That’s where they belong, anyway. Whether your table is laden with gourmet food or a simple buffet, know that contentment is not the fulfillment of what you desire, but the realization of how much you already have. My childhood friend Ann Rudloff, a Northern Kentucky reader, told me years ago: “The most important things in life are not ‘things.’”

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This is one of my favorite sides to serve during the fall, since winter squash and root veggies are in season. 1 large sweet potato 2 regular potatoes 1 winter squash (I like butternut) 1 large carrot 2 turnips or parsnips 4 nice big leeks, white part only 2 beets 1 head garlic, separated into cloves and peeled 1 ⁄2 to 1 stick butter 1 ⁄2 to 3⁄4 cup dark brown sugar or to taste 1 ⁄2 teaspoon ea: dried sage, oregano, thyme, rosemary, basil

Preheat oven to 350. Peel and cut vegetables into 2-inch pieces. Heat butter in large ovenproof pan with lid. Add sugar and herbs and stir until sugar is dissolved. Add vegetables and garlic. Place in oven for 40-60 minutes until tender. Adjust seasonings. Tip: Peeling squash: Poke holes with fork all over. Microwave on high a couple of minutes. Use mitts to remove. Cool and peel.

Cranberry celebration salad like Kroger This is in my “recipe hall of fame.” I can’t tell you how many requests I get for this each year.

Marilyn Hoskin’s cranberry celebration salad Try substituting cherry gelatin if you like. 15 oz crushed pineapple, drained – save juice 1 ⁄2 cup cranberry juice 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 pkg, 3 oz, raspberry gelatin 15 oz can whole cranberry sauce 1 ⁄2 cup chopped walnuts 1 ⁄2 cup celery, chopped (opt but good)

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“Gray/blooming” chocolate. Temperature changes can sometimes make the surface look a bit gray. That’s called “blooming” and means the cocoa butter or fat in the chocolate has worked its way to the surface. It’s still perfectly safe to eat, and when melted, will regain sheen. Braised root vegetables is a side dish to serve during the fall, since winter squash and root veggies are in season. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD together. Add gelatin. Remove from heat and stir in cranberries. Put in fridge till almost set. Add pineapple, nuts and celery.

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Bethany House wine tasting Nov. 9 Bethany House Services' ninth annual wine tasting is set for 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at Glendale Lyceum, 805 Congress Ave., Glendale. Bethany House Services collaborates with others to provide a full range of housing, education and assistance programs to homeless and disadvantaged women and children.

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

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Performances of a Russian folktale about the adventures of a little Butterball named Kolobok will be performed by the puppetArt theater from Detroit at 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Nov. 18, at the church. The adventures of Kolobok are seen through the eyes of two forest creatures, performed by live actors who bring to life the floor puppets – animals in traditional Russian costumes. There will also be a make-a-puppet workshop. Tickets are available online at For information or tickets, call 379-7653. The church is at 894 Oakland Road, Loveland; 683-0105;

ABOUT RELIGION Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. » E-mail announcements to 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.

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Don’t pay too much upfront contractor money When you hire a contractor to do work around your house, how much money should you pay that person upfront? Often, contractors ask for 50 percent or more before they’ll do anything. But, that’s not only a bad idea for the homeowner, it may even be illegal. Robin Lippelman wanted to fix up her Clifton home earlier this year. In March, she hired a contractor to remove a porch from the left front of her home. She says that went well. “When he demolished the porch, it was discovered my main porch had literally just an inch of concrete in some places. It was going to collapse,” Lippelman said. So, Lippelman hired the same contractor to do more work. “I contracted with him to do the main porch and he asked for money ahead – which, unfortunately, I did give him. He came and demolished the porch and then I didn’t see him again, except off and on for an hour at a time,” she said. According to the contract, Lippelman paid the contractor more than $6,700 upfront. There’s just $1,750 due at the completion of the porch – so the contractor received most of his money before he ever started work. “I continually stayed in touch with him, called him, asked him when he was going to finish the project and received a myriad of excuses,” Lippelman said.

That went on for three months, during which Lippelman had to use the back door of her Howard house beAin cause the HEY HOWARD! front door porch was full of debris. Finally, Lippelman hired an attorney who gave the contractor a deadline to complete the work and, when it wasn’t done, fired him. She’s now hired another company to complete the job – but still hasn’t been able to get her money back from the first man. Under the city of Cincinnati home remodeling ordinance, a contractor is not allowed to collect more than 10 percent of the money upfront. In addition, the company must give a written contract containing the start and completion dates. Having the completion date in writing makes it a lot easier to determine when a

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company has walked off the job. Lippelman says, “This has been following me for so many months I would like to see some form of justice done.” So, I had her contact Cincinnati Police because of the alleged violations of Cincinnati’s home remodeling ordinance. In the meantime, I called the contractor who claimed he never walked off the job – but admitted having problems getting the work finished. He says he’s willing to repay the money and has now set up a payment schedule with Lippelman to avoid possible criminal prosecution. Bottom line, even if you don’t live in the city of Cincinnati, I suggest you follow these same guidelines in order to protect yourself.

Cast members perform one of the muscal numbers from Loveland Stage Company’s production of “Oklahoma.” THANKS TO PAT FURTERER

‘Oklahoma’ in Loveland The great American classic “Oklahoma” opened at The Loveland Stage Company Theater Nov. 2. Show dates are Nov. 9, 10, 11, 15, 16 & 17. All Thursday-Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday matinees are at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15. Please call (513) 443-4LSC (4572) or visit

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Grandma's Pizza is now open in Loveland. The retaurant is at 309 Loveland-Madeira Road, in the Goodwill Center behind United Dairy Farmers. Karolyn and Chris Kritikos are owners of Grandma’s Pizza. This is their third location. Hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, Call (513) 677-1234.


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Notre Dame alums honor Symmes woman Alumni, friends and supporters of the University of Notre Dame will gather Friday, Nov. 9, for the local Notre Dame club’s largest fundraiser of the year and to recognize Symmes Township resident Michelle Simon with

the club’s highest honor, the 2012 Award of the Year. Simon will receive the award at the club’s 39th annual reverse raffle and silent auction, which will be 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the Radisson in Covington.

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Incidents/investigations Burglary-trespass in permanent or temporary habitation of any person when any persoon present At 680 Park Ave., Oct. 28. Criminal damaging-knowingly At 10692 Betty Ray Drive, Oct. 26. Re-cite other department At 793 W. Main St., Oct. 24. Theft At 1854 Heidelberg Drive, Oct. 28. at 330 Loveland-Madeira Road, Oct. 29. Theft, misuse of credit card

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

Arrests/Citations Juvenile, 16, persistent disorderly conduct, Oct. 16. Charlie L. Green Iii, 20, 1929 Ohio 50, theft, Oct. 17. Alexandria Webster, 19, 1080 Cooks Crossing #6, theft, Oct. 17. Anthony Vieregge, 22, 1171 Ohio 28, littering, Oct. 17. Juvenile, 17, theft, Oct. 17. Maja Wright, 38, 298 Apache Trail, domestic violence, Oct. 18. Ghanshyamkumar Patel, 28, Walton Verona Drive, sale of alcohol to minor, Oct. 18. Andrew Walker, 22, 1495 Ohio 133, drug possession, paraphernalia, Oct. 20. Patrick R. Gabriel, 21, 5035 Southern Drive, drug possession, paraphernalia, Oct. 20. Elijah L. Gutwein, 21, 3161 Blue Rock, drug possession, paraphernalia, Oct. 20. Andrew S. Wilson, 22, 6557 Hollow Lake, drug possession, paraphernalia, Oct. 20. Melissa Maxson, 34, 822 Wards Corner Road, obstructing official business, Oct. 22.

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Incidents/investigations Assault Victim struck at 11820 Enyart Road, Oct. 9. Criminal damaging Mailbox and shoes of unknown value removed at 10566 Stablehand Drive, Oct. 13. Theft Plates valued at $245 removed

at 8123 Glendale Milford Road, Sept. 21. Welding loads valued at $500 removed at 8151 Glendale Milford, Sept. 17. Purse and items of unknown value removed at 11251 Montgomery Road, Sept. 19. Merchandise of unknown value removed at 9201 Fields Ertel Road, Oct. 8. Steel plates of unknown value removed at 8123 Glendale Milford, Oct. 5.

$76 removed at 11420 US 22, Oct. 4. Medication of unknown value removed at 8316 Patvilla, Oct. 3. Necklace valued at $250 removed at 9655 Waterford, Oct. 3. Credit card removed at 10916 Brookgreen Court, Oct. 3. Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 12091 N. Lebanon Road, Sept. 26.


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

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Michael A. Hoffer, 37, 6821 Linton Road, arrest-other agency/county warrant, Oct. 24. Amber D. Hale, 25, 454 Elm St. No. 1, arrest-other agency/ county warrant, Oct. 24. Courtney Bradford, 31, 227 Tuscarora Drive, capias, Oct. 27. Helana R. Cable, 44, 1936 Mellow Wood Lane, interference with custody, Oct. 27. Adam J. Parker, 33, 5154 Nighthawk Drive, re-cite other department, Oct. 28. Deandrew Price, 21, 793 W. Main St. D, re-cite other department, Oct. 29.

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DEATHS Myrtis V. Hobelman

Myrtis V. Hobelman, 88, of Loveland died Oct. 22. Survived by children Germaine Hobelman, Eric (Gail) Hobelman, Edward (Celeste) Hobelman and Cynthia (Harold) Taylor; eight grandHobelman children; and 20 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by father, Henry Harrison Chisman; mother, Sylvia Mae (nee Poe) Chisman; siblings Henrietta Roosa, Martha Weyand, Ruth Vandement, Thomas Chisman, Frank Chisman, Blanche Jenkins, Roaslie Clark, Howard Chisman, Charles Chisman, Lois Johnson and Jason Chisman. Services were Oct. 25 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Loveland. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263; or Florida Evangelistic Association Ministries Inc., P.O. Box 1065, Hobe Sound, FL 33475

Richard Dietrich Hubbard

Richard Dietrich Hubbard, 75, died Oct. 15. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. Survived by wife of 54 years, Mary Ellen (Thysell) Hubbard; children Richard Randall (Sandra Beamer) Hubbard and Susan Lynn Hubbard (Mark Billeaud) Hubbard; mother, Helen (nee Dietrich) Hubbard Engh; sister Bunny (nee Hubbard) Jones; and grandchildren Grace, Richard, Madeline and Jack. Celebration of life was Nov. 3 at Faith Bible Church, 8130 E. Kemper Road, Cincinnati. Memorials to: Faith Bible Church missions, 8130 E. Kemper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45249.

William E. Needham

William E. “Butch” Needham, 62, of Loveland died Oct. 29. Survived by wife, Jean (Arterburn) Needham; daughters Heidi (Bill) Weber and Carmen (Agin) Kuehn; and granddaughters Suzi and Brooke Weber; many families and friends; and

his donkeys, horses and dogs. Services were Nov. 1 at Craver-Riggs Funeral Home and Crematory.

Stephen A. Ziller

Stephen A. Ziller, 99, of Loveland died Oct. 26. Survived by children Stephen A. (Mary) Ziller Jr. and George P.T. (Suzie) Ziller; grandchildren Stephen (Dee) Ziller, Patrick (Suzy) Ziller, Emmy (Patrick) longo, Paul Ziller, Catie (Ben) Ziller Quinn, John Ziller, Joseph Ziller and Ruth Ziller; and 11 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by father, Anthony Alois Ziller; mother, Catherine (nee Smith) Ziller; Ziller wife, Margaret Della (nee Conroy) Ziller; brothers George and Tony Ziller; and sisters Sarah Ford and Katherine Ziller. Services were Oct. 29 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Montgomery. Memorials to: Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45249.


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5787 Tall Oaks Drive, Michael and Michelle Mullins, et al. to Fifth Third Mortgage Co., $60,000. 5723 East Tall Oaks Drive, Kristy Long to Deutsche Bank Nation-

ABOUT REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. al Trust Co., $60,000. 1082 U.S. 50, Adrian Custer, et al. to Bank of America, NA, $16,667. 5618 Water Mills Drive, Potterhill Homes, LLC to Edward and Thu Cuc Schopler, $142,149. 6491 Ships Cove, Richard Wamsher and Joann Boston to Dana and Michael Burgess, $297,000. 605 Branch Hill-Loveland Road, Norval & Bonna Webb to

Freddie and Renee James, $12,000. 1426 Lela Lane, Shane and Allison Wirth to Andrew and Brittany Stultz, $177,000. 733 Oskamp Drive, Andrew Wall to Zachary Chalupa and Ashley Colyer, $116,000. 6412 Lewis Road, Con 5 LLC to Jason Glasgow, $275,000. 5678 Tall Oaks, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Jerry and Carrie McCane, $63,851.



2012 BUICK


2012 GMC

TERRAIN #C6369366








2012 BUICK

2013 GMC





Ronald Reagan Hwy



2012 BUICK


Rd Ridge



Kenwood Towne Center




71 Home Depot

Highland Rd Norwood Lateral

Mark Sweeney GMC Buick


I-71 & Ridge Ave.



2012 GMC


2 exits South of Kenwood Mall


LEASE FOR 39 Month Lease






Mark Sweeney Closed end lease to qualified buyers with approved credit. 10,000 miles per year. Customer responsible for excess wear and tear and $0.25 per mile excess mileage charge. Option to purchase at lease end. Includes all available rebates and cap cost reduction. Total of payments equals payment X term indicated. Additional rebates may apply for customers who have a private offer from GM. See dealer for details. Vehicles are subject to prior sale. Tax, title, license & administrative fee extra. Sale ends 11/9/12.

LEASE FOR 39 Month Lease







Kenwood Towne Centre

O.A.R. and Andy Grammer live in concert. For details, visit


Photo by Gina DePinto, AOL Music

Andy Grammer

Come to our grand opening November 8 for a free concert wristband.


Surface has landed.

Available exclusively at your Microsoft retail store. Kenwood Towne Centre 7875 Montgomery Road Cincinnati, OH 45236


Kenwood Towne Centre

O.A.R. and Andy Grammer live in concert. For details, visit


Photo by Gina DePinto, AOL Music

Andy Grammer

Come to our grand opening November 8 for a free concert wristband.


Kenwood Towne Centre

Come join the festivities. For details, visit

Grand opening schedule of events. Wednesday, November 7 10 p.m. Campers begin lining up for a chance to score a meet and greet with O.A.R. Location: parking garage near Macyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Thursday, November 8 10:30 a.m. Grand opening ceremonies. 11 a.m. Store opens. Come get a complimentary concert wristband.1 6 p.m. Play Kinect with Brandon Phillips.2 Saturday, November 10 12 p.m. Gates open for our exclusive performance by O.A.R. and Andy Grammer near the Microsoft retail store at Kenwood Towne Centre.


The first 200 people in line for the Microsoft opening on Thursday, November 8, will receive two complimentary premier viewing wristbands for the O.A.R. and Andy Grammer performance on Saturday, November 10. One wristband grants the recipient admission to both the performance and the meet and greet with O.A.R. after the show. The second wristband grants another person admission to the concert only. The next 1,250 people in line, at minimum, will receive two premier viewing wristbands to the O.A.R. and Andy Grammer performance. Like us on to get up-to-the-minute details.


A limited number of customers in line early will have the opportunity to play Kinect with Brandon Phillips. The event is limited in time, and standing in line does not guarantee participation.