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Using 24 cans to make his case Osborne says water rate dispute is ‘irritating’

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To view photos from local Veterans Day events, visit Cincinnati.com. Also look for photos in next week’s Loveland Herald.

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Last Sunday gave a slight hint of what’s ahead, weatherwise, and local communities are preparing for the inevitable. SEE STORY, A4

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The St. Andrew-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton mock Political Convention featured more than just student campaign speeches and videos. The students got a visit from U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt, who was greeted with loud applause and cheers as she entered the room. SEE SCHOOLS, A7

Loveland City Councilman Todd Osborne reached under the dais and pulled out a 24-pack of CocaCola, depositing it on the table in front of him with a loud thud. “What is irritating me to no end is haggling over $9.60 a year,” Osborne said – illustrating that the approximate cost of the pack of soda would be the same as what a proposed hike in water rates would cost residents annually. Osborne’s show-and-tell came in the middle of a heated debate at the Nov. 9 council meeting about proposed water rate hikes of 4 percent per month in 2011, 2012 and 2013. “Is this benefiting the residents or is this an election ploy?” Osborne said. Osborne next pulled $180 out of his pocket – the average amount of money residents will save annually in electricity bills thanks to an agreement Loveland made earlier this year with Duke Energy Retail. He tossed $10 onto the table and fanned out the remaining bills to illustrate how much of the savings would remain. Despite Osborne’s argument, a divided Loveland City Council voted to table an ordinance he supported and which included the water rate hike, a 25-cents-permonth increase in stormwater rates and a 70-cents-per-month decrease in sanitation rates. Councilman Paul Elliott had made a motion to amend the ordinance to reflect 2-percent increases in monthly water rates in 2011 and 2012. Elliott withdrew his motion

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Loveland City Councilman Todd Osborne thinks it is one thing to carefully watch taxpayers’ money and another thing altogether to “haggle” during a number of meetings and after a number of studies when it comes time to vote on what Osborne considers a relatively small rate increase that he believes is needed. The increase will cost residents the equivalent of a 24-pack of Coke over a year’s time. after Councilman Brent Zuch suggested the matter be tabled so the city could seek the opinion of members of Loveland’s Finance Committee. Voting to table the ordinance were Zuch, Elliott, Vice Mayor David Bednar and council members Linda Cox and Mark Fitzgerald. Osborne and Mayor Rob Weisgerber voted against tabling the

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It was the night before Halloween and all through Loveland town ... They came wearing masks and searched all around. More than 400 scavengers roamed the streets, performing all kinds of tricks to earn their treats. Enough! Apologies to Samuel Clement Moore. It was the first Loveland’s Amazing Adventure-Halloween edition. SEE STORY, B6

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Miami Township’s annual Holiday Parade will head in a different direction this year. Instead of starting at the Meijer on Ohio 28 and working its way down Business 28, the parade will go in the opposite direction. It will start at Miami Plaza on Business 28 and end at Meijer, 1082 Ohio 28. “We just decided to change it up a little bit and see if it works better,” Miami Township special events coordinator Nancy Haines said. “With Miami Plaza being pretty empty now, it might be a little more conducive to holding all the floats.” Miami Township Trustee Karl Schultz said he hoped residents would hear about the new route to avoid any confusion the day of the parade. “They just changed the route and that’s very important to know,” he said. “I think it had a lot to do with the logistics of where things are when they start and finish, but I think it will enhance their ability to operate the parade.” Since the parade is ending at Meijer this year, Haines said the store’s director was plan-

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“The city would incur higher interest rate costs issuing debt in the future,” Carroll said. “The net effect of the stormwater and water rate increases and the sanitation rate rollback is 39 cents per month for the average customer next year, or $4.68 total in 2011.” For more about your community visit Cincinnati.com/Loveland

Miami Township holiday parade to follow new route By Mary Dannemiller

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ordinance. Earlier in the evening, City Manager Tom Carroll said Loveland’s water funds will be in the red by 2015 if rates are not raised. Carroll said that if rates approved are less than 4 percent, the city will not have the amount of money in the system necessary to maintain an excellent bond rating – and that will cost the city.

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ning a special event to take place after the parade finishes. “I’m not sure what’s he’s going to do, but it might be something at the end where people come into the Meijer and maybe there’s Santa or a big sale going on,” Haines said. Another change to this year’s parade is it will have several grand marshals instead of just one. The township is looking for local veterans to lead the parade down Business 28. “We’re still looking for more veterans from any branch of the military and their families,” Haines said. “We’re going to have limousines, a party bus and an antique fire trick for them to ride in.” Haines said choosing veterans as the parade’s grand marshals wasn’t a difficult choice. “When it came time to look for a grand marshal, it was a no brainer,” she said. “The veterans have done such a wonderful service for everybody and we felt that we should honor them.” The parade also will feature lighted floats from local organizations, marching bands from Clermont Northeastern High School and Milford High School and the Miami Township fire, police and service departments, Haines said.

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The Miami Township Service Department helped Santa pull his sleigh in the holiday parade last year. “We’ve had a lot of families say it’s a tradition with them,” she said. “It’s exciting to create memories by watching the parade with your family. It’s a unique parade. We’re not throwing out candy, but we will be giving it away to kids on the street. It’s just a fun time, and it’s free.” The parade will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18. Business 28 will close at 6:45 p.m., but the bypass will be open, Haines said. For more information about your community, visit cincinnati.com/miamitownship.

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November 17, 2010

Wilson ousts Croswell in commissioner race By John Seney and Kellie Geist clermont@communitypress.com

Republican Clermont County Commissioner candidate Archie

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uncertified. “The truth always prevails,” Wilson said. “I’m happy with the people of Clermont County.” Croswell, who was elected to

Wilson defeated incumbent Scott Croswell Tuesday. With all 200 precincts reporting, Wilson had 35,829 votes to Croswell’s 24,132. The results are

trustee. Croswell will remain a commissioner until Dec. 31. “I wish Archie and everyone else well,” he said.

Symmes earning lower rates, perks By Amanda Hopkins ahopkins@communitypress.com

Symmes Township residents will benefit from another community’s low rates. Administrator Gerald Beckman said Union Township residents had a lower

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5.3 cents per kilowatt hour through December 2011. He said if Duke provides a lower rate to another community, Symmes Township will be able to get the same rate. Beckman also said Integrys, the company providing gas aggregation to Symmes Township, has offered a $1 donation for each account included in the

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Local shopping event Cincinnati Unchained expands to Loveland Saturday, Nov. 20, for the fourth annual celebration of locally owned businesses. Loveland business Bob Roncker’s Running Spot, 127 W Loveland Ave., is partnering with web magazine Buy Cincy and more than 60 local businesses to encourage residents to support their neighborhood stores for the single day event. Cincinnati Unchained is part of America Unchained, the national campaign of the American Independent Business Alliance. America Unchained was created to promote the positive benefits of locally-owned businesses during the holiday shopping season. For a list of participating businesses and specials, visit www.buycincy.com/unchained.

aggregation program. The maximum donation is $6,000. Trustees Jodie Leis and Ken Bryant agreed that the donations could be put into the general fund, which will benefit events like Fallfest and Operation Santa. The Board of Trustees will vote on the resolution for the Integrys donation at the Dec. 7 regular meeting.

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Community Press Staff Report Clermont County has a new Common Pleas Judge – Ric Ferenc. Ferenc, a Republican, beat Democratic incumbent Ken Zuk by more than 4,000 votes according to uncertified results by the Clermont County Board of Elections. Ferenc earned 28,414 votes, while Zuk earned 24,356 with all 200 Clermont County precincts reporting. “It’s exciting, it’s satisfy-

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two terms as a Republican, ran as an independent after Wilson received the county GOP endorsement. Wilson is a Batavia Township

ing, but ... it’s pretty humbling that that many people put their trust in me that don’t really know me,” Ferenc said. “I worked hard, I sent out about 65,000 mailers and had signs and a great website. It’s a great feeling, I have to admit.” Zuk was appointed to the position in February 2009 after former Common Pleas Judge Robert Ringland was elected to the 12th District Court of Appeals. For more about your community, visit Cincinnati.com/clermontcounty.

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Shop with a Cop changes name By Mary Dannemiller mdannemiller@communitypress.com

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Here’s what a Loveland Police Division cruiser looked like after a large dead tree limb fell on top of it on the afternoon of the Oct. 26 storm. Officer Phil Harvey was in the car, but escaped injury, police said. Police said Harvey was on patrol, checking for storm damage, when the storm became too severe to drive and he parked his car in the lot belonging to American Legion Post 256 on Oakland Road to wait it out. While Harvey was sitting there, the limb fell onto the rear portion of the cruiser’s roof, police said.

Symmes, Sycamore prepare for winter weather By Amanda Hopkins ahopkins@communitypress.com

Sycamore Township has just over 50 miles of road and about 1,500 tons of salt ready for the coming winter. Road Superintendent Tracy Kellums said the township also has 2,000 more tons ordered through North American Salt. Kellums said the township

partnered with the city of Cincinnati to get a good deal on salt pricing, for $64.23 a ton. “Our residents can expect the usual high level of service, which they have become accustomed to, after each snow storm that we have this winter season,” Kellums said. Symmes Township also

bought salt in conjunction with the city of Cincinnati. Township Administrator Gerald Beckman said the township has 1,500 tons which it bought for $63.50 a ton. Beckman said the township usually buys 1,200 tons of salt each year. Beckman said service levels will remain “normal” for this winter.

Next month, members of the Miami Township Police Department will take needy children on a shopping spree at Meijer to buy Christmas presents for their families. For the last several years, the event has been known as Shop with a Cop, but a police officer in another community recently filed a copyright for the name, Miami Township Police Officer Kevin Petrocelli said. The program will now be named Cops Shopping with Kids and will take place at the Meijer on Ohio 28 Dec. 15, Petrocelli said. “What we try to do is find the families in need of a little extra help for the holidays,” he said. “This is a way for them to buy presents for the people in their family.” Last year, 86 children were given about $80 each to buy the presents for their families. They’re allowed to spend about $10 of what they’re given on a gift for themselves, Petrocelli said. “We don’t want them to spend it on themselves, it’s not about them, it’s about the family unit,” he said. The amount of money each child is given is based upon how much Petrocelli is able to raise since the pro-

gram is funded through private donations from residents and local businesses. “All the funding and support is from the community,” he said. “Whatever they send us is what we provide for the kids, there are no administrative costs. Every penny we get goes towards the kids.” Miami Township Trustee Karl Schultz said Cops Shopping with Kids offers a chance to young people to bond with police officers and realize they’re not scary. “They’re there with a police officer so it’s bonding with law enforcement and getting to know them as real people,” he said. “The officers have a lot of fun doing it.” Schultz volunteers at the event by helping the children wrap their presents once they’ve made their purchases and said he also enjoys the time he spends with them. “It’s interesting hearing their stories about who they bought their presents for and why they bought it,” he said. “It’s a really neat perspective coming from that child. You hear where they live, what they do and what’s in their hearts.” Aside from allowing the police department to use the store, Meijer also makes an annual $1,000 donation to the program, Petrocelli said.

“Every year they go out of their way and I just want to say thank you,” he said. “For 10 years we’ve been able to do it in that store and it’s such a blessing.” Petrocelli also is accepting donations for this year’s Cops Shopping with Kids until the day of the event, Wednesday Dec. 15. “The look on these kids’ faces when they have money for gifts under their Christmas tree is worth any donation or any help people can give,” he said. “These kids have a dream and it helps them believe in the season and their community.” Anyone interested in donating should contact Petrocelli at kevin.petrocelli@miamitwpoh.gov. Have you said

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Veterans memorial unveiled By Mary Dannemiller mdannemiller@communitypress.com

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Korean War veteran Leo Riehle takes a look at a model of the Korean War monument which will be built in Miami Meadows Park.

Local Korean War veterans gathered at the Clermont County Administration Building to hear the details of a memorial which will honor them and other soldiers who died during that conflict. The memorial will be built in a a section of Miami Meadows Park in Miami Township and will feature a 12-foot-by-5-foot granite laser etching of a photograph veteran Bill Knepp took during the war on top of a hill in Korea. Boulders will be placed on the hill, which is meant to honor a battleground from the war called Old Baldy, Knepp said. “This is a long time coming,” said Korean War veteran Leo Riehle of Goshen Township, who served in the Army there in 1952 and 1953. “I think it’s a good thing.” Knepp teamed up with veterans Robert Sterling of Miami Township and R.J. Vilardo of Milford to form the Korean War Veterans 1950-1953 United and the group has been busy plan-

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Korean War veterans Robert Sterling, left, and R.J. Vilardo, right, talk about the proposed Korean War memorial for Miami Meadows Park.

Korean War veteran Bill Knepp speaks at a press conference about a planned Korean War memorial in Miami Meadows Park in Miami Township.

pass through on the weekends.” The memorial will eventually be part of a larger area called the Spirit of ‘76 Memorial Garden and Arboretum built to honor veterans from many wars, Knepp said. Miami Township Trustee Mary Makley Wolff said she was happy the group chose Miami Township as the location for the monument and memorial garden. “We get a lot of requests to do memorials and this is a perfect addition to a really

special place in the park,” she said. “I want to thank Bill for bringing it to our attention and we’re very proud that the community will have space to honor our fallen soldiers.” Though the group is accepting donations for the project, Knepp said government funding and taxpayer money will not be used. “We want no money from taxpayers whatsoever,” he said. “We’re not talking about the cost because the price has already been paid.”

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The proposed Korean War Memorial for Miami Meadows Park in Miami Township.

ning the monument. “We’ve waited 60 years for this and we’re so proud this is coming to the Miami Township,” he said. “One of the reasons why we wanted to do it here is we wanted a place where 40,000, 50,000 people are known to

Clermont Senior Services may change Meals on Wheels food By Kellie Geist kgeist@communitypress.com

Clermont Senior Services is looking to change the Meals on Wheels food to better serve customers and to reduce costs. Currently, Meals on Wheels customers are given whatever meal is selected for the day. Week-

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ly customers get a variety of meals, but the selection is random. The frozen meals Clermont Senior Services Executive Director George Brown said they are considering are called Savory Select. “They are good, quality meals that are very similar to what we have now, except there is a significant improvement in variety,” he

said. He said customers could pick which of the 31 meals options they want delivered. With Savory Select, customers who don’t need to be seen daily could receive their meals weekly, which would cut down on delivery costs. Samples of the meals were

given to the Clermont County commissioners. Commissioner Bob Proud said the Chicken Carmella was pretty good. “I can tell you that it was better than a lot of the meals I have tasted in the past,” he said. “Of course, it’s different from when we cooked them from scratch, but there are advantages to the frozen meals.”

Proud said he would want to know if Savory Select could provide meals for people with specific dietary needs including low salt needs or gluten allergies. Brown said Clermont Senior Services intended to talk to the commissioners again in March about making the switch to Savory Select.


News BRIEFLY Ten months of service

Kari Shields of Loveland is one of 155 young people who pledged to give 1,700 hours in 10 months in a national service program as part of the 17th class of the National Civilian Community Corps, an AmeriCorps program. Shields is a Corps Member of the Southern Region Campus out of Vicksburg, Miss. She is on a team that is serving in Biloxi, Miss. with Hope Community Development Agency. The team is assisting Hope CDA in building new homes and will also supervise volunteers that help as well. Shields will spend the next eight months with a team of national service members, as they respond to disasters and serving on projects related to environmental stewardship, energy conservation, urban and rural development and infrastructure improvement. Shields is currently serving an eight-week project with the organization. The primary activity is constructing new homes and the rehabilitation of standing structures that need repairs. Other projects would consist of community empowerment activities in the parks or community centers, youth education programs, outreach and data collection. The community will benefit from having additional safe, affordable homes while the team will learn construction skills and understand the process of construction builds.

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Loveland fiscally stable, city manager says By Jeanne Houck jhouck@communitypress.com

Loveland City Council is expected to vote Tuesday, Dec. 7, on a proposed budget for 2011. Here, Loveland City Manager Tom Carroll traces where the financial roadmap is headed.

How do the figures in the proposed budget for 2011 stack up against the latest estimates for this year? “General fund expenditures in the draft 2011 budget are (nearly $6.2 million) and they are forecasted to be (about $6.5 million) in 2010. On the revenue side, 2011 general fund revenue is (about $7.4 million) vs. (nearly $7.8 million in 2010). Revenue is so much greater than expenditures because the total revenue figure includes a few reserves like savings accounts that are available to be spent, but which are not planned to be spent. The way we do things is to budget all available revenue, even if it is not to be spent. Yes, our budget for 2011 will be smaller than 2010, because it is balanced and the city will live within its means.”

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How do the numbers for employee salaries and benefits shake Carroll out? “Total city of Loveland salary and benefits in 2011 is budgeted to be (nearly $4.8 million) vs. (nearly $4.7 million) in 2010’s budget. There is no wage increase contemplated in the 2011 draft budget; the difference is a sharp rise in healthcare costs. Interestingly, the city of Loveland’s salaryand-wage line item in 2011 is $3,079,525. (This figure excludes healthcare, pension, etc ... It is only wages and salary.) In 2007, that same figure for salary and wages was $3,048,977. Thus, our salary expenditures have increased only $30,548 in five fiscal years even as our employees have enjoyed cost-of-living increases each year. That is because we have reduced the number of full-time employees we have without any layoffs and have successfully transitioned to a new management team. This

was done through attrition and retirements, not layoffs.” Are any significant budget cuts contemplated for 2011? “The 2011 draft budget does not contemplate any service cuts. The city will focus on continuing superlative core-government services in 2011.” Do you expect any significant increases in revenue during 2011? “No, in fact we are planning on revenues being flat or declining. The 2011 draft budget is the tightest budget of the 10 I have worked on since coming to Loveland, but the city is still in stable fiscal condition.” What do citizens need to know about Loveland’s budget? “Loveland’s budget in 2010 and 2011 focuses on basic local government services. We replace water lines, resurface roadways, repair catch basins and replace police cars and dump trucks and other similar core expenditures.

The one project which has caused the greatest interest is the 2010 investment in the downtown job creation site. The city is essentially done with its job there, and the site is now shovel-ready and prepared for private investment.” Have you spotted any significant trends? “The two biggest threats to the city of Loveland’s continued fiscal health are cuts in state of Ohio revenue sharing which goes back to 1934 – the local government fund – and rising benefits costs – primarily healthcare and police-pension costs.” In a nutshell, what is the financial health of Loveland? “The city of Loveland continues to hold its own, but 2012 is worrisome. The fact that Loveland has not yet had to resort to layoffs, furloughs or service cuts stems from the relative financial stability of our residents and businesses, careful fiscal management on the part of

City council and unexpected estate-tax revenue in 2010. The city has taken steps in recent years to prepare itself for this economic climate: the conversion to the Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA), not filling a vacant police-officer position, rightsizing the finance office as positions became vacant, converting to a consumer-driven healthcare model with investments in employee wellness, preparing for seniorstaffing retirements through succession planning and investing in automation and technology. These previous steps have placed the city in a better position than many other communities to face these financial challenges. It is no accident that the city of Loveland is faring much better than most other communities in our region are. Prudent preparations over the last several fiscal years enable the city to begin 2011 without needing to make draconian budget cuts.” For more about your community visit Cincinnati.com/Loveland

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Northern Hills welcomes Artson as scholar-in-residence Northern Hills Synagogue – Congregation B’nai Avraham invites the entire community to participate as it hosts Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson as its scholar in residence the weekend of Nov.19-Nov. 21. The weekend is the culminating event in the congregation’s year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary. Artson is widely regarded as on the the most thoughtful, articulate and dynamic spokesmen for Conservative Judaism. “Rabbi Artson remains one of the most inviting of modern day teachers of Torah,” said Rabbi David Ellenson, president of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Artson holds the Abner and

Roslyn Goldstine Dean’s Chair of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles. He received a bacheArtson lor’s degree from Harvard University, rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary, and a doctor of Hebrew Letters from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Prior to becoming Dean of the Ziegler School, he served as rabbi of a southern California congregation, which experienced rapid growth under his leadership. In 2008, he participated in the conversion to Judaism of more than 250 members of the Abayu-

daya tribe in Uganda. Artson is also the author of seven books, 180 published articles, and numerous columns on a wide variety of topics relating to Jewish practice and thought. The weekend will begin Friday, Nov. 19, with Shabbat services at 8 p.m. As part of the service, Artson will speak on “Almighty? No Way! Learning to Acknowledge the God We Already Love.” A reception will follow services. On Saturday, Nov. 20, services will begin at 9:30 a.m. Artson will speak on “Jacob Who Loves the Sabbath,” a personal reflection on his son’s autism and what this has taught him about living a meaningful, joyous life. Lunch will follow services. Following lunch, Artson will discuss

the “Temple of Your Soul.” This presentation relates to a passage from Rav Saadia Gaon’s book that considers how to find the sacred in ourselves during difficult times. Saturday evening will feature a social and discussion at 7:30 p.m. at the home of David and Cheryl Bernstein. Artson will talk about Judaism in Uganda, and his experiences there while installing Subaharan Africa’s first chief rabbi. All events on Friday and Saturday, including the Oneg Shabbat, lunch and social, are free and open to the public. On Sunday, Nov. 21, Artson will hold a special session for fifth, sixth- and seventh-grade students at the Kehilla School for Creative Jewish Education. Kehilla is

joint religious school operated by Northern Hills Synagogue and Congregation Ohav Shalom. Karroll Miller, president of Northern Hills, commented, “Rabbi Artson is noted as one of the most insightful and articulate rabbis of his generation. A previous scholar in residence defined being a good Jew as being a Jew who studies to become a better Jew. Rabbi Artson will push our thinking about contemporary Judaism, thus challenging us all to become better Jews. We are excited to have him teach us as our scholar in residence.” Northern Hills Synagogue is at 5714 Fields Ertel Road in Deerfield Township, between I-71 and Snider Road. For more information, or to make reservations, please call the Synagogue at 931-6038.

Sycamore Township man wins Loveland art contest

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Michael Paolerico of Sycamore Township won the grand prize in a Greater Loveland Historical Society contest. With him is Jan Beller, director of the society’s museum.

Artist Michael Paolercio of Sycamore Township describes winning the grand prize in a Greater Loveland Historical Society contest as “both a thrill and a great honor.” Paolercio beat out 56 other artists to win the award with his scratchboard submission, “Stolen Porridge Made From Scratch,” based on turn-of-the-century photographer Nancy Ford Cones’ photograph, “Stolen Porridge.” The juried competition, called “Images of the Past – Visions of Today” and held in conjunction with the Greater Loveland Historical Society’s 35th anniversary, invited artists to submit up to three entries of their interpretation of one of six

photos by Cones, who lived and worked in the Loveland area. Cones took photos of local people and scenes, and a large collection of her pictures are at the Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum. “Scratchboard is a process of literally scratching away ink,” explained Paolercio, 58, who has a studio at the Loveland Art Studios on Main (Avenue in Loveland). “The board itself consists of Masonite (the bottom layer), white clayboard (the middle layer) and ink (top layer). “You scratch away the top layer with various tools – usually a fine-tip metal tool that looks like a needle or a nail depending on how fine the detail you want to achieve,” Paolercio said. “Then you have to repeatedly scratch the surface to produce your image.

Hard to speculate on just how many strokes are on the winning artwork, but I guesstimate it’s more than 7,500. “The process itself was a turn-of-the-century technique utilized initially for printing purposes,” Paolercio said. “I thought it was appropriate to honor a turn-ofthe-century artist in Nancy Ford Cones with an art technique that was just coming in to its own at the same time.” Besides scratchboard, Paolercio works in charcoal, graphite, colored pencil and acrylic paint. “I am a self-taught artist,” he said. “I picked up a pencil in July of 2005 for the first time ever.” Paolercio said he loves being able to express his creativity at the same time he makes a point or captures a mood.

Jan Beller, director of the Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, said four judges chose Paolercio as the top winner in the contest, “based on quality of work and interpretation of Cones work.” “Michael’s was ‘the best’,” Beller said. “It is now hanging in the museum.” Although Paolercio has not worked as an artist for very long, he’s already won other awards and served as a judge in a number of shows. As for the award from the Greater Loveland Historical Society, “It was the first time I have won a Best of Show, and it is a humbling honor to have my winning artwork on permanent display at the Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum,” Paolercio said. For more about your community visit Cincinnati.com/Loveland

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Sydney Connor, Maggie Wheeler, Alana Osterday and Molly Grothaus listen to Congresswoman Jean Schmidt speak Friday, Oct. 29. Students were allowed to wear costumes to the event.

Congresswoman Jean Schmidt shakes hands with St. Andrew-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton student Kathleen Barcomb Friday, Oct. 29.

Schmidt visits SASEAS

The St. Andrew-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton mock Political Convention Friday, Oct. 29, featured more than just student campaign speeches and videos. The students got a visit from U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt, who was greeted with loud applause and cheers as she entered the room. Schmidt spoke to students about the Constitution, voting and the political process.

St. Andrew-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton student Josh Hollander leads other students in a sing-along during the school's political convention Friday, Oct. 29.

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Congresswoman Jean Schmidt talks to a group of St. Andrew-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton students Friday, Oct. 29.

St. Andrew-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton students hung campaign posters throughout the St. Andrew auditorium Friday, Oct. 29

St. Andrew-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton teacher Kelly Gulleman dances with students during the school’s mock political convention Oct. 29.

Congresswoman Jean Schmidt gets animated as she talks to students at St. Andrew-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Friday, Oct. 29.

Moeller students top scholars By Amanda Hopkins ahopkins@communitypress.com

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Eight Moeller High School students were named AP Scholars for earning a 3 out of a possible score of 5 on three or more AP tests. From left: Michael Wright, Ross Geiger, Brendan Holmes, Luke Agricola, Charles Fiessinger, Mark Dalga, Jack Schlueter and Michael Irwin. Schleuter was named an AP Scholar with Distinction for earning a 3 or better on four or more AP tests.

Two Moeller High School seniors were named National Merit Semi-Finalists. Michael Wright of Madeira and Matthew Woebkenberg of Scycamore Township were recognized for their high scores on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The students take the test as juniors. Woebkenberg said he wasn’t too stressed the day of the test and thought he did well afterwards. Wright took a teacher’s advice and got to bed early the night before the test and ate breakfast the morning of the test, which he said is not part of his normal routine. Both students are still working on college plans. Wright is looking to study engineering while Woe-

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Moeller High School seniors Michael Wright, left, of Madeira, and Matthew Woebkenberg, of Sycamore Township, were named National Merit Semi-Finalists. bkenberg is thinking about business and pre-law for possible majors. They are applying to schools and have not made any final decisions.

Students recognized by National Merit

About 1.5 million juniors entered the program by taking the 2009 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Finalists will be chosen based on their academic record, principal's recommendation, SAT scores and an application that includes an essay and information about school and community activities. Scholarship winners will be announced in spring 2011. Eight Moeller High School students were also named AP Scholars for earning a 3 out of a possible score of 5 on three or more AP tests. Michael Wright, Ross Geiger, Brendan Holmes, Luke Agricola, Charles Fiessinger, Mark Dalga, Jack Schlueter and Michael Irwin all received the honor for their test scores. Schleuter was named an AP Scholar with Distinction for earning a 3 or better on four or more AP tests.

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Thirteen Ursuline Academy seniors were recently recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation program. They are, from left: Pamela Showman (Fairfield), Colleen Ladrick, Eleanor Greiner (Hyde Park), Jaqueline Ruggiero (Blue Ash; National Merit Scholarship semifinalist), Claire Barrett (Madeira), Melissa Clement (Batavia), Margaret Kirk (Indian Hill), Kimberly Treiss (Loveland), Rebecca Byrne (West Chester Township; National Merit Scholarship semifinalist), Michelle Spotts (Loveland), Marisol Mason (Mason; National Achievement Scholarship semifinalist), Carolyn Johnson (Colerain Township; National Merit Scholarship semifinalist) and Lynessa McGee (Mason; National Achievement Scholarship semifinalist).


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Loveland woman nabs award Martha Coen- Cummings, speech-language coordinator, Speech Pathology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Loveland resident, was recently awarded a Jefferson Award. The Jefferson Awards were established in 1972 to be a “Nobel Prize” for public and community service. The Jefferson Awards are presented nationally and locally. National award recipients represent a “Who’s Who” of outstanding Americans, such as Barbara Bush, Rosalynn Carter, Colin Powell, Bob Hope and Supreme

Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. Cincinnati Children’s is only one of 25 Jefferson Awards corporate champions in the U.S. and one of two in the city of Cincinnati. “The Jefferson Awards are a wonderful way to recognize employees who are changing the outcome. We, at Cincinnati Children’s, are proud to be a part of such a prestigious program that honors individuals for their service,” says Michael Fisher, president and CEO, Cincinnati Children’s. Coen-Cummings, speech language coordinator at

Cincinnati Children’s, has dedicated her life to being a champion for the more than 2 million Americans who are unable to speak or use handwriting to communicate. Along with her work at Cincinnati Children’s, Coen-Cummings is passionate about increasing public awareness of the importance of communication through an organization called Sponsored Silence, a program that raises scholarship money to help people access speech and hearing services that insurance may not cover. Katrina Zeit, speech

pathologist II, speech pathology, Cincinnati Children’s, says, “The passion and enthusiasm that Martha possesses for her profession are contagious and lead her coworkers to great accomplishments.” In addition to Sponsored Silence, Coen-Cummings has volunteered for and served as president of the Ohio Speech Language Hearing Association, the Northern Kentucky Speech Language Hearing Association and the South Western Ohio Speech Language Hearing Association. Coen-Cummings says

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Martha Coen-Cummings is joined by her family to receive the Jefferson Award: Luke, Kyle and Kerianne Cummings and Joe Miklacic. she is extremely honored to receive this award, but it is something she says she could not have done alone.

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Police Academy alumni

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Carly M. Schoenhoft has graduated from the Army ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as “Operation Warrior Forge,” at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash. Cadets in their junior and senior year of college must complete the leadership development course. Upon successful completion of the course, the ROTC program, and graduation from college, cadets are commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army, National Guard, or Reserve. Schoenhoft is the daughter of Andrew J. and Toni M.

Schoenhoft of Loveland, she is a 2007 graduate of Ursuline Academy.

Adams graduates basic training

Air Force Airman Sebastien M. Adams graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Adams is the son of Mark Adams of Loveland,

“Many other people have helped me get to this point,” she said, “and I share this recognition with them.”

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Service news is printed on a space-available basis. Deliver it to our office no later than noon Wednesday, one week before publication. Mail announcements and photographs to: The Community Press, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio, 45140 Send a S.A.S.E. for photo return. Email loveland@community press.com with “In the service” in the subject line, or fax items to 248-1938. Questions? Call 248-8600. and nephew of Charles Adams of Prior Lake, Minn., he is a 2009 graduate of Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy.

Annual coat drive to kick off at Gold Star The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Cincinnati and WLWT News 5 have announced they will hold the ninth annual 5 Cares Coat Drive. Coat drive partners are Gold Star Chili, City Dash, Kemba Credit Union, local fire departments and Starr Printing Services, Inc. With convenient drop-off locations across the Tristate at Gold Star Chili restaurants, Kemba Credit Union branches and local fire stations, it will be easy to donate. St. Vincent de Paul distributes winter coats directly to local families, as well as providing them to other local agencies that work with those in need across the Tristate. The 5 Cares Coat Drive relies on the generosity of

Greater Cincinnati residents for the donation of new and gently used coats towards its goal of 4,000 coats. This community-wide initiative is made possible by firefighters and local businesses such as Gold Star Chili and Kemba Credit Union that collect the coats; volunteers from St. Vincent de Paul who transport, sort and distribute the coats; and of course, the community who generously donate the coats. Along with donating coats or making a financial contribution, you can get involved by volunteering your time. Simply visit www.SVDPcincinnati.org for more information. Participating fire departments serving as drop-off points include: Little Miami, Loveland, Mariemont,

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Hopefully, election signals politics as unusual

Many years ago I wrote a letter to the Enquirer stating that there were too many Democrats and Republicans and not enough Americans. Recent political events only point out that things have gotten far worse. We are a nation where politics is extremely divisive. The parties are only interested in what will keep them in power even at the expense of dividing the country along lines that are promoted by special interest groups. As I am writing this, the best I can see for the near future is a political truce not unlike the North and South Korean border. There is no indication that either party has the best interests of the public in mind. Oh, sure, there will be words of conciliation.

But, deeply embedded in them will be merely thoughts of how they can change the results of the next election to their political Edward Levy favor. As a former Community employer, I was Press guest astounded by columnist the reality of our unemployment problem and the blame attached to it. Even worse was the difference between the stated rate of unemployment and the actual number of people who have given up looking for jobs. As the 400,000 plus figures

CHATROOM Nov. 10 questions

Do you think the new Republican-controlled House of Representatives will be more effective or less effective than the current House? Why? “Knowingly or unknowingly, the American people voted to increase Washington gridlock in the last election. Whatever they may pass will be tempered or just plain cancelled out by a Democratic Senate and president. The Tea Party members for all its naive promises to redo government will have to wake up to discover that they have no seniority and no clout. While John Boehner, unlike his counterpart in the Senate, has verbalized intent to listen to the Tea Party as well as totally redo the way the GOP has done business in the past, this is doubtful. Boehner is much too wedded to big corporate interests to change his stripes. Big Business interests have both fueled his campaigns in the past as well as providing him with largess to pass onto his fellow Republicans.” Pol.Sci. “The Republican-controlled House can only be successful if John Boehner is willing to meet with the president and work out some mutual goals. If he should go off and try to pass everything that the Tea Party or the Republican Party desires (often in diametric conflict here) the bills will only die in the Senate or get vetoed by the president. “I am hoping that Boehner is wise enough to take the former course. If he takes a Mitch McConnell (his Republican counterpart in the Senate) stance that his primary goal is to limit the president to a single term, we are in for a lot of rhetoric, grandstanding, name calling and impossible gridlock.” G.B. “I truly do not think that even though Republicans have achieved a majority in the House that this will give them power to do what they believe should be done. (For example, repealing the Obama-sponsored health care legislation.) “The reason is simple: the Senate still has a Democrat majority, and will most likely oppose the House, and Obama has more power than all 535 members of Congress in that he can veto any legislation that he doesn’t like. “If the House dares to propose outright repeal of the health-care

Next questions What questions or concerns do you have about a possible Loveland schools tax levy in 2011? Would you prefer an income tax levy or a property taxlevy? Why? Symmes Township officials want to beautify the intersection of Hopewell and Loveland-Madeira roads, and have received bids ranging from $19,000 to $28,000 for the work. Do you think the project is a priority for the township? Why or why not? Do you plan to participate in “Black Friday” – the traditional start of the Christmas shopping season? Why or why not? Every week The Loveland Herald asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to loveland@communitypress.com with “chatroom” in the subject line. law, and it should reach Obama’s desk, you can bet money that he’ll veto it. “Of course, this lack of conclusive power by the GOP will result in charges of incompetence by the Democrats when the next two years have elapsed, just as they blamed Bush for bad things that happened during his administration, even though he had to contend with a Democrat-controlled Congress.” B.B. “The party of ‘No!’ becomes the party of ‘Huh?’ As the majority party of the House, they will now have to actually do something. “It will be interesting to see if they begin to address the important issues that they’ve been essentially ignoring for the past two years. “Wouldn’t it be a pleasant surprise to see some cooperation? Early signs indicate it may be so.” B.G. “They will be more effective if they can pass the FairTax!” S.B. “No. A Republican House and a Democratic president and Democratically controlled Senate will result in two more years of stalemate.” D.F.B. Which election result most surprised you? Which one most disappointed you? Why? No responses.

tended slightly down, one could only think that employers had fewer people to fire. Wall Street was showing greater profits on reduced sales. This was because they were getting more efficient and those lucky people who still had jobs were working harder in order to keep them. Some politicians even had the gall to blame others for “sending jobs overseas.” Employers send jobs overseas when they can no longer make a profit hiring people here. Taxes, regulations and union interference with management make it very attractive to import products. The party that is “for the working man” should know better. I faced the same problems and made the same decision. I didn’t want to,

but preservation of my business made it necessary. It is much easier to just go overseas and hire competent management which is becoming more available as undeveloped countries improve their business conditions. My plea for or future is that the parties come together as Americans to solve problems in the public interest rather than their selfish goals. If they succeed, we will have a bright future again. If not, take a look at the countries that are having riots in the streets and consider that it will happen here, only it will probably be very bloody. Let me state the simple ABCs of creating and preserving jobs here. A. The government has to keep

Don’t delay writing your will I heard of an interesting situation a few weeks ago. There is an elderly couple in their 80s, who have never had a will drawn up. The man is having health problems and his wife has Alzheimer’s and is not able to live alone. If the man dies before his wife, the estate would be probated and possibly divided among his wife and children minus the cost of probate. In that case, the surviving spouse would only receive a fraction of the estate. This could force her into poverty or even homelessness. Even if there is enough money to go around, who will care for her and pay the bills while the probate is bogged down in court? Your will is one of the most important documents you will ever sign. If you love your family and want to make sure your wishes are followed, it’s important to write them down. There are certain things to avoid in order to do it right. Here are some of the more critical “don’ts.” Don’t put it off until later. The worst thing you can do is procrastinate. No matter what your age, the time is now. Don’t do it by yourself. Saving a few bucks by writing your own document will not provide the level of confidence you and your family deserve. Nothing can replace a face-to-face meeting

with an attorney who knows how to draft a will and ask the right questions about situations you may never think of. My husband Linda Eppler and I learned Community this first hand Press guest when we had will drawn columnist our up. After allowing for certain bequests, we divided the remainder of our estate equally between our two daughters. The attorney asked that if something happened to our older daughter, would we want her share to go to her daughters (our granddaughters) or have it all go to our surviving daughter. We would not have thought of that on our own and it changed the wording of our will. You may want to leave a portion of your estate to a charity that has meant something to you or helped you when you were in need. Sometimes people who are not able to make a donation while they are living, leave an organization a small percentage of their estate, which can be a nice donation. This also makes a positive statement to your family and friends about your priorities. It won’t happen, though, if it’s not

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Your will is one of the most important documents you will ever sign. If you love your family and want to make sure your wishes are followed, it’s important to write them down. in writing. Next – don’t put it away and forget about it. Things change. Children grow up. Laws change. Beneficiaries may die first. An outdated will could create more problems than it solves. It’s a good idea to get your will out every year and review it. Don’t put it where no one can find it. A will is worthless if it cannot be found at your death. That puts your family in a probate situation that could be as stressful as the scenario above. Locating the will is another advantage to having a lawyer. Our lawyer has copies of the titles and deeds to all of our property as well as the will itself. All we did, was give our daughters our attorney’s business card. There is no locked box or key or misplaced papers to look for. Talk it over with your spouse and family. No one likes talking about death and taxes, but if you’re not careful, they may hit at the same time. Linda Eppler is director of Communications and Lifelong Learning at Clermont Senior Services.

GOVERNMENT CALENDAR HAMILTON COUNTY

Commissioners – meet at 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday in Room 605 of the County Administration Building, 138 E. Court St., downtown. The next meeting is Wednesday, Nov. 24. Call 946-4400. Educational service center governing board – meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 11083 Hamilton Ave. The next meeting will be Wednesday, Nov. 17. Call 742-2200. Regional planning commission – meets at 12:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the County Administration Building, eighth floor, 138 E. Court St., downtown. The next meeting will be Thursday, Dec. 2. Call 946-4500.

LOVELAND CITY

Board of zoning appeals – meets at 5:30 p.m. the last Wednesday of the month, as needed. The next meeting will be Wednesday, Nov. 24. City council – meets at 8 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month in city hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave. The next meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 23. Call 683-0150. Environment and tree committee – meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Thursday of the month

at city hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave. The next meeting will be Thursday, Nov. 18. Call 683-0150. Mayor’s court – meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month in city hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave. The next meeting is Thursday, Nov. 18. Call 683-0150. Planning and zoning commission – meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month in city hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave. The next meeting will be Monday, Dec. 20. Call 6830150. Recreation board – meets when necessary and members are available. Call 683-0150.

LOVELAND SCHOOLS

Board of education – meets regularly at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month in the Loveland Intermediate School media center, 757 S. Lebanon Road. The next meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21. The board will not meet in December. Call 683-5600. Board work sessions are at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month, in the board office. The next work session is Tuesday, Dec. 7. The board will not have a work session in December.

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taxes and regulations to a level where businesses are not penalized by undue costs. B. Businesses should be able to foresee profits for an extended period with additional benefits allowed for growth. C. Labor-management bargaining has to consider long term results of all agreements. The realities of competition have forced many businesses to move overseas. Once the bricks and mortar have been built there, they are unlikely to return. D. Finally, workers have to be convinced that any job they apply for has the potential to be a lifetime career. Edward Levy is a longtime resident of Montgomery and a former college instructor.

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Trustees – Business meeting at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at the Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive. The next meeting is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21.

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Board of zoning appeals – meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month (only if there is business) in the township administrative building, 9323 Union Cemetery Road. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 6. Call 683-6644. Historical society – meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of every month in the township administrative building, 9323 Union Cemetery Road. The next meeting will be Thursday, Nov. 18. Call 683-6644. Trustees – meet at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month in the administrative building, 9323 Union Cemetery Road. The next meeting will be Tuesday, Dec. 7. Call 6836644. Zoning commission – meet at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month in the administrative building, 9323 Union Cemetery Road. The next meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17. Call 683-6644.

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Wesley Kyles ready to lead Loveland By Tony Meale

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Loveland High School senior guard Wesley Kyles is one of the more experienced players on the Tigers squad.

Last year, a young and inexperienced Loveland High School boys’ basketball team got off to a dreadful start – 1-9 (1-4) with a trio of losses by three points or fewer. But it got better. The Tigers played .500 ball over their final 12 games to finish the season 7-15 overall and a respectable 46 in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye division. This year, Loveland must replace three starters, including two first-team, all-league performers – Andrew Claybourn and Tony Hamman, who finished in the top five in the league in points, rebounds, blocks and field-goal percentage. The Tigers, however, return senior guard Wesley Kyles, a second-team, all-star and four-year varsity contributor. Kyles, who finished fifth in the FAVC in receptions (42) this past football season, averaged 7.2 points, 2.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 0.7 steals as

a junior. “I think we’ll be better than last year,” Kyles said. “I’m expecting to help lead our team and do whatever it takes to help us win.” Kyles proved proficient at producing offensively last year; he recorded seven double-digit scoring games – including five in the last dozen contests – and finished third on the team in points per game. But Kyles said he doesn’t feel any pressure to be Loveland’s go-to scorer. “I’m just taking it as it comes,” he said. “When you’re a point guard, you have to be a leader.” Joining Kyles are a pair of guards – senior Austin Stahl and junior Anthony LaMacchia, who last year drilled nearly 35 percent of his three-point attempts and finished second on the team in scoring (7.6). “We will be a scrappy, guard-oriented team,” eighth-year head coach Tim Partin said. Replacing Hamman, meanwhile, is senior forward Nick Hoffman. The 65, 210-pound post player saw limited

action last season but showed flashes of excellence – most notably in the 11point, five-rebound performance he had in a win over Taft in February. Other contributors include seniors Anthony Wolfram (F) and Jeremy Sears (F), juniors Jarron Talbot (G) and Jon Treloar (F), sophomore Bryce Plitt (F) and freshman Jake Elfers (C). Loveland, now a member of the FAVC-East, adds Kings, Little Miami, Turpin, Walnut Hills and Wilmington to its division rivals while losing Winton Woods and Hamilton. The Tigers went 1-1 in the postseason last year, beating Western Brown before falling to eventual state runnerup Moeller. “We’re an experienced team with a lot of good guards,” Kyles said. “We don’t have a lot of height, so we’ll all have to get big in the paint and rebound.” Loveland opens the season on the road Dec. 7 against Indian Hill. The Tigers’ home-opener is slated for Dec. 10 against Kings.

New look for CHCA on the hardwood By Nick Dudukovich ndudukovich@communitypress.com

The Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy boys’ basketball team graduated 10 players from last season’s squad that finished with a record of 14-7. Despite the losses, second-year Eagles’ head coach Mike Sylvester is eager to start the season. “I’ve been looking forward to coaching this year’s group all summer long,” Sylvester said. “They’re a terrific group of kids.” Leading the pack for the Eagles this season will be

Other area girls’ teams

CHCA

Joe Vanderkolk will enter his first season as CHCA’s head coach after coaching at the junior varsity and freshmen level the past 14 years. He will have Alex Jeffers and Morgan Prescott back as returning starters for the Eagles. Prescott was third on the team last season with 8 points per game. CHCA could also be poised to receive big contributions from junior Jamie Prop and sophomore Emily Taylor. The Eagles open up the season against Summit Country Day School, Dec. 1.

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The Ursuline Lions will seek to repeat last season’s Girls’ Greater Cincinnati League Scarlet Division championship and 21-2 overall record. Ursuline should see top-notch play from senior guard Morgan Donovan. During her junior season, Donovan was second on the Lions with 9.9 points per game. Ellie Greiner should also be back on the block for the Lions this season. As a junior, the center averaged 7.7 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. The Lions open the season at home against Highlands, Dec. 2.

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senior Nick Lawley. The 6-foot-6 Lawley, who’s starred at quarterback on the football team this season, averaged close to 7 points per game while also grabbing 4 rebounds-percontest during the 20092010 campaign. “On last year’s team, he was absolutely our most productive player,” Sylvester said. One player missing from this year’s roster will be forward Teddy Andrews, who is instead focusing his efforts on baseball this season. Players such as Eric Rice, who saw limited varsity

play last year, will expected to take over Andrews’ role, according to Sylvester. “With (Teddy’s) absence, having Eric Rice give us bulk and toughness inside is really a godsend. I’m looking for great things from Eric,” Sylvester said. Senior Aaron O’Neill is also expected to have a bigger role with the Eagles this season. According to Sylvester, the 6-foot guard added a lot of muscle during the offseason. “He’s a tough kid and he’s going to be a guy that has the ball in his hands an awful lot this season,” Sylvester

said. “I expect him to have a really good senior year.” Sylvester added that O’Neill could be the key that helps CHCA accomplish its goal of a top three finish in the Miami Valley Conference. “I know what I can expect from Lawley and Rice, but I don’t know how good O’Neill will be...If he has the season I hope he will have, (our goal) will be within our grasps,” Sylvester said. Senior co-captain Matt Willard will also jump up to varsity after spending his junior season playing on the junior varsity level.

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CHCA players, from left, Matt Willard, Aaron O’Neill and Eric Rice are expected to make significant contributions to the Eagles basketball team this season. At 6-foot-2, Sylvester said he’s not 100 percent sure how he will use Willard once the season starts. “Since I didn’t have him last year, he’s somebody we’re going to have to define as we move forward through the season,” Sylvester said. Another newcomer for

the Eagles this season will be sophomore Trey Thompson. Sylvester was so impressed with Thompson’s play over the summer that he wanted to bump him up to varsity. The Eagles begin the season at home against North College Hill, Dec. 6.

Kamm, Baker to lead Lady Tigers By Tony Meale

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It’s never a good thing when you graduate your top five scorers – including three all-conference performers, one of whom was the league’s player of the year – but Loveland High School girls basketball coach Ashley Brothers is optimistic. “This team will need time to grow and gel,” said Brothers, a third-year coach with a 26-18 mark at Loveland. “With the loss of five key seniors last season, we’re eager to see what this team is capable of and who will emerge as a new leader.” Gone are the familiar faces of Abby McIver, Ellie Iaciofano, Emily Holzderber, Erin Randall and Mollie Kuramoto – a quintet that led Loveland to 14-8 (7-3) record and a second-place finish in the Fort Ancient

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The senior athletes on the Loveland High School girls basketball team include, from left, Leah Alford, Presley Benzinger, Allie Dee, Alex Kamm and Katelyn Tracy. Valley Conference Buckeye division. The Lady Tigers now look to a pair of guards – senior Alex Kamm and junior Rachel Baker – for leadership. Their stats from last

season weren’t eye-popping – each averaged around 2.5 points and 2.5 rebounds – but they both saw action every game. Kamm also averaged 1.7 assists and shot a team-

high 77 percent from the foul line. “We’re expecting a lot out of ourselves this year,” Kamm said. “Right now we’re looking to learn the offense and pick it up quick.”

Loveland has several promising newcomers in senior Leah Alford, sophomores Ariel Fischer and Ally Suder and freshman Sydney Dudley. “We’re definitely going to be a really quick team,” Kamm said, “but we’ll need to work on rebounding.” Loveland, now a member of the FAVC-East, adds Kings, Little Miami, Turpin, Walnut Hills and Wilmington to its division rivals while losing Winton Woods and Hamilton. “We’re going in with the mentality that the championship is up for anyone to grab,” Brothers said. The Lady Tigers went 11 in the postseason last year, beating Western Hills before falling to Oak Hills. Loveland opens the season on the road Dec. 1 against Kings with the home-opener Dec. 4 against Glen Este.


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Hoops preview

More depth, fewer Cougars hoops swirling in uncertainty stars for Crusaders By Tony Meale

tmeale@communitypress.com

By Mark Chalifoux

For the first time in a long time, the Mount Notre Dame High School basketball team enters a season with more doubt than certainty. The Cougars have a new coach, Kelly Main; their best player, senior guard Kathryn Reynolds, returns after missing most of last season with an ACL injury; and they lost 11 players from last year’s sectional runner-up squad, including leading-scorer Raeshaun Gaffney, who transferred to Fairfield. “There are many questions to be answered and many spots to be filled this season,” Main said. MND, which saw its string of four straight state titles snapped last year, will look to Reynolds for stability after an offseason of turmoil.

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The Moeller High School basketball team doesn't have the marquee, highlevel collegiate recruit some teams have had, but head coach Carl Kremer said the 2010-2011 squad is one of the deepest he's ever had. “I like our team a lot,” he said. “One through 15, we have a team full of highly competitive kids who are really talented high school basketball players. I anticipate us to be very good defensively and if we can be consistent with our offense, we can be pretty good.” The 2009-2010 team went 22-5 and made it to the state final. The Crusaders return several of the key players from that team. Leading the way for Moeller is senior Charlie Byers, a three-year starter who led Moeller in scoring last season, averaging 12.6 points per game. Senior Alex Barlow is another standout for the Crusaders, as he led Moeller in steals (3.1) and assists (3.4) per game in 2009-2010 and was also one of the team's best rebounders. “Those guys will both be three-year starters and we expect a lot from them, especially in the leadership and the playmaking standpoint, because those guys have been there,” Kremer said. “They are ready to have great years.” Senior Shaquille Jinks is another important returning player, as he is the thirdhighest returning scorer for Moeller. Senior Hayden Frey will give the Crusaders some size and Kremer said Frey looks poised for a strong season. Another player who is much improved is junior Ben Galemmo. Galemmo saw a considerable amount of action as a sophomore in the 20092010 season and was third on the team in scoring, averaging 7.1 points per game. The majority of that came from beyond the arc, as Galemmo shot a blazing 46.9 percent from threepoint range. “You'll see a whole different player this year,” Kremer said of Galemmo. “He's a much more complete player and will be driving to the basket more. He can run the point, he can do a lot of

THOMAS ERNST/CONTRIBUTOR

Moeller junior Charlie Byers dribbles down the court on a fast break early in the third quarter of the state championship game in March. Byers led the Crusaders in scoring in 20092010 and is one of the top players in the GCL. things. He'll be a special junior.” Gone for Moeller is 6foot-9 inch standout Griffin McKenzie, who is now a Xavier Musketeer. Tasked with replacing him will be junior forward Tony Sabato, who is a player that may surprise some people this season, according to Kremer. “I expect him to be much better this year and he has a lot of upside,” Kremer said. “Hayden Frey will also help us inside.” Moeller has another strong schedule, including playing in one of the toughest tournaments in the country in Arizona over Christmas. The Crusaders also will play one of the best teams in the state in the Greater Catholic League in La Salle. “They are the class of the city and I believe they are the best team in the state,” Kremer said. He also thinks Huber Heights Wayne, Lakota East and Withrow will also have strong teams, along with Princeton. “We fall after those teams, but we've always got a chance to make a run,” Kremer said. “We have a team with a lot of high-motor guys, and we'll be difficult to play against. We put a lot of pressure on the ball and that's our strength, along with our depth. Our practices are going to be very intense and competitive.”

By Nick Dudukovich ndudukovich@communitypress.com

The Ursuline Academy volleyball team came within two wins of repeating as Division I state champions before falling to Dublin Coffman in the state semifinals, 3-2, Nov. 12. The loss was the Lions only defeat of the 2010 season. Despite the results, Ursuline head coach Jeni Case is proud of the way her team played all season. “I think the girls did an awesome job...a lot of the kids stepped into new roles and were asked to do more this season...I’m proud of them,” Case said. Despite the Lions’ dominance throughout the 2010 campaign, Case said she knew that Dublin Coffman would be a difficult match up, especially since Ursuline knocked Dublin Coffman off in the championship match last season. “I knew Dublin was

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Ursuline Academy's Elena Lohr (left) and Kori Moster (right) fight for a pass during the squad's state semifinal loss to Dublin Coffman, Nov. 12. going to be tough...that team played like they were not going to lose,” Case said. The match, which was played at the Nutter Center on the campus of Wright State University, went all five sets (28-26, 20-25, 22-25, 25-17, 17-15) with Coffman pulling out the win at the end. Ursuline was down 13-7 in the match, but managed to fight back and tied the score at 13. “Most teams would have walked away (with that score),” Case said. “You

PGA director

Gil Gusweiler of Loveland, the PGA director of golf at Kenwood Country Club in Cincinnati, was one of seven new members of the PGA of America’s Board of Directors sworn in Nov. 6 at the Association’s 94th Annual Meeting at the Westin Copley Place in Boston. Gusweiler turned professional in 1980, beginning his golf career at Golf Center at Kings Island. He joined the Kenwood Country Club staff in 1983 as an assistant professional and was named PGA director of golf in 1989. One of the most active members of the Southern Ohio PGA Section, Gusweiler has held all offices within the Section Board of Directors, including serving as president from 2007 to 2009. In

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can’t ask for more than that as a coach.” The loss brings to conclusion one of the most successful senior classes in school history. The class of 2011 has roots in the volleyball program that go all the way back to their freshman year, when Kori Moster and Jamie Goldschmidt saw significant time during the squad’s 2007 regional loss to Mount Notre Dame. In 2008, then sophomore Christina Beer joined Moster and Goldschmidt on the team that lost in the state final to Olmsted Falls High School. “It’s been great to coach these seniors because when they came in as freshman, you knew we would have something special,” Case said. “Watching them every year, no matter what level they played (from freshman to junior varsity to varsity), they accomplished a lot...and knowing you have nine sen-

iors on your team...that’s something special.” Case believes the Lions’ senior class will be remembered for its fighting sprit and never give up attitude. “We’ve had a lot of close games the past few years and we’ve pulled them out,” Case said. “The last game yesterday was such a huge indication of what they are all about.” The squad’s nine seniors include: Christina Beer, Nikki Hill, Jamie Goldschmidt, Annie Morgan, Megan Wandtke, Abby Engdahl, Elena Lohr, Kori Moster and Olivia Johnson. After the match, Case said the girls were devastated by the loss, but she told them to be proud of their accomplishments. “I told them that they made the Ursuline volleyball program what it is today. They put us on the map and nobody can take that away from them,” Case said.

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Kohne, Andie Evers, Cassie Lastivka, Alexa Santamaria, Rian Boland and Sarah McClain. Thus far, Main has been impressed with his team’s commitment to improve, and the Cougars’ effort and moxie may help them through a tough early season schedule. They open at home against Lakota West (Nov. 27) and travel to Louisville Mercy Academy (Dec. 4) before taking on league rivals McAuley (Dec. 9) and Mercy (Dec. 16). “Each of these young ladies has a strong desire to take challenges head on in order to (get better) both on and off the court,” Main said. “Their tremendous work ethic and strong will to compete make it a very enjoyable experience for me to coach them every day.”

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A verbal commit to Iowa, Reynolds helped the Cougars to state titles as a freshman and sophomore but sustained a season-ending knee injury just seven games into the 2009-10 campaign. She averaged 9.6 points, 2.0 assists and 1.9 steals as a junior. The only other remnants from MND’s state-title runs are senior forward Avery Larkin, who last year averaged 3.0 rebounds, and senior guard Gabby West, who averaged 2.5 points. “We return very little experience at the varsity level,” Main said, “but this is a quality group that possesses a great deal of character.” Junior forward Jazmin Hayes and senior guard Erika Ripperger also return for MND, which hopes to get a boost from freshman guard Jordan Lamb. Other contributors include Hannah

addition to his duties at Kenwood Country Club, Gusweiler has been one of the top playing professionals in the Section. He has won several Chapter and Section events, and competed in the 2007 U.S. Senior Open. Throughout his career, Gusweiler has mentored 10 assistants that moved on to PGA head professional positions. He was named the 2004 Southern Ohio PGA Merchandiser of the Year and the 2006 Section PGA Professional of the Year. Gusweiler and his wife, Molly are the parents of a daughter, Leah, and a son, Tim.

On the team

Two Loveland natives are on the swim team at Ashland University. Kathrine

McClure participates in the butterfly, backstroke and freestyle. She is majoring in early childhood education. Laurin McClure participates in the butterfly and freestyle. She is majoring in early childhood education. The Ashland University women’s swim team is an NCAA Division II team and a part of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The team recently achieved its highest ranking ever, No. 2 in the nation, according to the College Swimming Coaches Association of America. The women’s swim team is coached by Paul Graham. Go to www. ashland.edu/athletics.


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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD T H U R S D A Y, N O V. 1 8

ART EXHIBITS

Art House II Annual Show, 1-6:30 p.m., Art House II, 430 W. Loveland Ave., Paintings by landscape artist Deirdre Dyson capture local area as well as Florida and New Mexico. Color and lighting interplay for expressions of beauty within the subjects. Free. 583-5267. Loveland.

EDUCATION

What Parents Should Know about Reading and Comprehension Development, 4:30-6 p.m., Langsford Learning Acceleration Center, 9402 Towne Square Ave., Presentation series for parents and caregivers on reading, comprehension development and current research. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 531-7400. Blue Ash. Beyond Elementary: Planning for the Future Workshop, 7-8 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 LovelandMadeira Road, Room 15. Public workshop designed to educate parents about college planning process and importance of planning early for their children’s higher education expenses. Free. Registration required. Presented by Connexus. 753-1290; www.askconnexus.com/beyond. Loveland.

FARMERS MARKET

Turner Farm, 8 a.m., Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road, Market includes naturally-raised meat and eggs and certified organic seasonal produce and flowers. Open during daylight hours. 561-7400; www.turnerfarm.org. Indian Hill. Madeira Winter Farmers Market, 3:30-7:30 p.m., Madeira-Silverwood Presbyterian Church, 8000 Miami Ave., Wide variety of locally and sustainably grown foods, madefrom-scratch goodies and various artisanal products. Presented by Madeira Farmers Market. 623-8058; www.madeirafarmersmarket.com. Madeira.

FOOD & DRINK

Tasting Table, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., microWINES, 7292 Kenwood Road, Eight wines available for tasting during regular store hours. Flight A $2 per pour; Flight B $4 per pour. 794-9463; www.microwines.com. Kenwood.

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Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Seminar, 6:30-7:30 p.m., BodyLogicMD of Cincinnati, 4555 Lake Forest Drive, With BodyLogicMD’s Dr. Jennifer Landa. For ages 35 and up suffering from symptoms of hormonal imbalance. Free. Registration required, available online. Presented by BodyLogicMD. 866-972-5306; www.bodylogicmd-seminars.com. Blue Ash.

LECTURES

Town Hall Lecture Series, 11 a.m., Montgomery Assembly of God, 7950 Pfeiffer Road. With Dan Abrams, chief legal analyst for NBC news and MSNBC. Topic: On Abrams the Law and In the News. $35. Presented by Montgomery Woman’s Club. 852-1901; www.montgomerywomansclub.org. Montgomery.

MUSIC - ACOUSTIC

Bob Cushing, 6-10 p.m., Applebee’s, 10635 Techwood Circle, Free. 769-6201. Blue Ash.

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ON STAGE STUDENT THEATER

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, 7:30 p.m., Sycamore High School, 7400 Cornell Road, Production is a collection of many stories from the popular book “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” by Robert Fulghum. Cast tells stories with heartfelt topics. $10. Presented by Aves Theatre. 686-1778; www.avestheatre.com. Montgomery.

ON STAGE - THEATER

Great Expectations, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Adapted for the stage by Neil Bartlett and directed by Jef Brown. $17. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc.. Through Nov. 21. 684-1236; www.mariemontplayers.com. Columbia Township.

SCHOOLS

Preschool and Kindergarten Open House, 9:30-11 a.m., Rockwern Academy, 8401 Montgomery Road, Community Jewish day school offering superior and balanced academic program that is integrated with and informed by Jewish culture, values and identity. Personal tours available. Free. Sitter service available with advance registration. Through Jan. 19. 984-3770; www.rockwernacademy.org. Kenwood.

SEMINARS

Eat and Educate Series, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Wolf Group, 10860 Kenwood Road, Topic: The ‘S’ Word: Suicide - What everyone should know. Michelle Bauer, BA, reviews how to assess for suicide, what to do if you or someone you know is feeling helpless and may want to harm themselves and more. $10, $5 Eve Center volunteers. Presented by Eve Center. 891-9100. Sycamore Township.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Motherless Daughters Support Network, 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. Presented by Motherless Daughters. 677-5064. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, 7 p.m., Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous, Inc. 503-4262. Montgomery. Marriage Enrichment: The Third Option, 79 p.m., Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Road, Learn skills to build better marriage. Free. Free baby-sitting. Presented by The Third Option. 398-9720; www.thethirdoption.com. Montgomery. F R I D A Y, N O V. 1 9

ART EXHIBITS

Art House II Annual Show, 1-6:30 p.m., Art House II, Free. 583-5267. Loveland.

CRAFT SHOWS

Holiday Sale, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Mud Slinger Studio, 6888 Clubside Drive, Hand crafted jewelry, pottery, weavings, turned wood, bookmarks, ceramic items, beaded flatware and homemade jams available. Includes refreshments. 697-7070; www.holidayartsale.com. Loveland.

Showcase of Arts, 6-9 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Features arts and crafts. Benefits Woman’s art Club Foundation. Free. Presented by Woman’s art Club Foundation. 706-4631. Mariemont.

FOOD & DRINK

Wine Bar Tasting, 4-7 p.m., The Wine Store, 9905 Montgomery Road, Friday tastings with John, the wine-bar-keep. 50 cents per taste. 984-9463; www.theewinestore.com. Montgomery. Tasting Table, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., microWINES, Flight A $2 per pour; Flight B $4 per pour. 794-9463; www.microwines.com. Kenwood.

MUSIC - ACOUSTIC

Acoustik Buca, 7:30 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, 2479933; www.deshas.com. Montgomery.

MUSIC - JAZZ

The Hitmen, 8 p.m.-midnight, Tony’s, 6771993; www.tonysofcincinnati.com. Symmes Township.

ON STAGE - THEATER

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, 7:30 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, 111 Second St., Musical comedy about six young people learning that winning isn’t everything and losing isn’t all that bad. $16, $14 students and seniors. Presented by Loveland Stage Company. Through Nov. 20. 697-6769; www.lovelandstagecompany.org. Loveland. S A T U R D A Y, N O V. 2 0

ART EXHIBITS

Art House II Annual Show, 1-6 p.m., Art House II, Free. 583-5267. Loveland.

CRAFT SHOWS

Sycamore High Arts and Crafts Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sycamore High School, 7400 Cornell Road, More than 180 artists and vendors. Features jewelry, clothing, floral arrangements, home decor, housewares, paintings, photographs and ceramics. Performances by Sycamore High School band students. Food from Starbucks, Panera and Montgomery Inn available. Raffle tickets: $1 per ticket or $5 for six tickets. Benefits Sycamore Community Schools’ instrumental music departments. Free. 686-1770. Montgomery. Showcase of Arts, Noon-5 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 706-4631. Mariemont.

FOOD & DRINK

Wine Bar Tasting, 2-6 p.m., The Wine Store, 50 cents per taste. 984-9463; www.theewinestore.com. Montgomery. Tasting Table, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., microWINES, Flight A $2 per pour; Flight B $4 per pour. 794-9463; www.microwines.com. Kenwood.

HEALTH / WELLNESS

Diabetes Conversation Maps Sessions, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates, 4460 Red Bank Road, Suite 100, Sharing and discovering new ways of understanding how to live with type 2 diabetes. With Jan Kellogg, Certified Diabetes Educator. $30. Registration required. 271-5111. Madisonville.

MUSIC - ACOUSTIC

CHUCK GIBSON/CONTRIBUTOR

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 19 and 20, at the Loveland Stage Company Theatre, 111 Second St. This musical comedy is about six young people learning that winning isn’t everything and losing isn’t all that bad. Tickets are $16, $14 students and seniors. Call 697-6769 or visit www.lovelandstagecompany.org. Members include: Front row: Marjory Clegg, choreographer; Tom Cavano, director; and Pat Furterer, producer. Second row: Mollie Fingerman as Olive; Holly Angel as Marcy; Steffan Whorton as Mitch Mahoney; Catherine Shultz as Rona Peretti; and John Woll as Barfee. Third row: Matt Schiesl as Chip; David Spitzfaden as Leaf; Jordon Bain as Douglas Panch; and Elizabeth Beiting-Lipps as Logainne.

ON STAGE - THEATER

Peter and the Wolf & The Frog Prince, 11 a.m.-noon and 1-2 p.m., Raymond Walters College Muntz Hall, 9555 Plainfield Road, Muntz Theater. The Frisch Marionette Co. brings two classics to life in symphonic double-bill. Handcrafted puppets act out Sergei Prokofiev’s musical tale of “Peter and the Wolf,” and “The Frog Prince,” set to music of Dmitri Kabalevsky. Ages 3-10. $5. Presented by ARTrageous Saturdays. 745-5705; www.rwc.uc.edu/alumni/artcultural/artrageous.htm. Blue Ash.

SEMINARS

What Men Need To Know About Divorce, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Merrill Lynch, 5151 Pfeiffer Road, Suite 100, Critical, unbiased information about complexities and options of divorce. Participants can discuss issues with divorce lawyer, financial advisor and family therapist. Ages 21 and up. Free. Reservations appreciated, not required. 579-3657. Blue Ash.

SHOPPING

Waterford Signing Event, 2-4 p.m., Macy’sKenwood, 7800 Montgomery Road, John Connolly, chief of design, signs Waterford purchases. 745-8980. Kenwood.

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ART & CRAFT CLASSES Card Making Workshop, 7-9 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Thank you cards, birthday cards and holiday cards. Instructor: Judy Workman. Ages 16 and up. $28; $20 members. $10 supply fee due at first class. Registration required. 761-7500; www.jointhej.org. Amberley Village. BUSINESS CLASSES

Commanding Wealth, 6-8:30 p.m., Blue Ash Spiritual Center, 10921 Reed Hartman Hwy., Suite 304 G, Empower your life with “The One Command,” based on principles and technique in Asara Lovejoy’s book of the same name. With certified Commanding Wealth Circle Facilitator Rev. David Mahen. Ages 21 and up. $20. Presented by Quantum Energy Health LLC. 276-2615. Blue Ash.

COMMUNITY DANCE

Ballroom Dance Night, 7-11 p.m., Bar Seventy-One, 8850 Governors Hill Drive, Beginner lessons 7-8 p.m., $5. Open dancing to mix of ballroom, Latin, swing, disco and more. 600-8476. Symmes Township.

EXERCISE CLASSES

Zumba, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Cincy Dance Studio, 8143 Camargo Road, Suite B, $10. Registration required. 859-630-7040; www.cincydance.com. Madeira. Israeli Folk Dancing, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, $5 per session. 444-8514; esty@cinci.rr.com. Amberley Village.

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HISTORIC SITES Miller House, 1-4 p.m., Miller House, 7226 Miami Ave., The house was bought and built in 1922 out of a Sears, Roebuck catalog. In 1948 the Miller family bought the house, which was given to the Madeira Historical Society in 1998. The Society set up the interior as it might have looked between 1922 and 1948. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Madeira Historical Society. 2404348. Madeira. M O N D A Y, N O V. 2 2

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472 Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road, Public speaking and leadership skills meeting. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472. Through June 27. 351-5005. Kenwood.

FARMERS MARKET Turner Farm, 8 a.m., Turner Farm, 561-7400; www.turnerfarm.org. Indian Hill. MUSIC - POP

Paul Otten, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Hahana Beach, 7605 Wooster Pike, Make a song request, donate a few dollars and artist will perform selection. Benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure. 272-1990. Columbia Township. W E D N E S D A Y, N O V. 2 4

ART EXHIBITS

Art House II Annual Show, 1-6:30 p.m., Art House II, Free. 583-5267. Loveland.

FARMERS MARKET

Turner Farm, 8 a.m., Turner Farm, 561-7400; www.turnerfarm.org. Indian Hill.

FOOD & DRINK

Tasting Table, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., microWINES, Flight A $2 per pour; Flight B $4 per pour. 794-9463; www.microwines.com. Kenwood.

For more about Greater Cincinnati’s dining, music, events, movies and more, go to Metromix.com.

MUSIC - CONCERTS

Thanksgiving Eve, 8 p.m.-2:30 a.m., Play by Play Cafe, 6923 Plainfield Road, Freekbass, host. Free. 793-3360. Silverton.

MUSIC - JAZZ

Cincinnati Gypsy Jazz Society, 6-9 p.m., Dilly Cafe, 6818 Wooster Pike, Jamming encouraged. Ages 18 and up. Free. 5615233; www.dillycafe.com. Mariemont.

MUSIC - ROCK

Two of a Kind, 7 p.m.-midnight, Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road, Twopiece band featuring Jay, guitar, and Amy, vocals, presents classics from yesterday and today. 793-4500. Blue Ash.

RECREATION

Thanksgiving Break Camp, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Water park, games in gym, art projects and exercise in game room. Optional before and after camp programs available: $6 before care, $8 after care; $12 for both. Grades K6. $58, $48 members; siblings: $50, $40 members. Registration required. 761-7500; www.jointhej.org. Amberley Village. F R I D A Y, N O V. 2 6

MUSIC - JAZZ The Hitmen, 8 p.m.-midnight, Tony’s, 6771993; www.tonysofcincinnati.com. Symmes Township. S A T U R D A Y, N O V. 2 7

EXERCISE CLASSES

A Laughter Yoga Experience, 9-10:30 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Combines laughter exercises and yoga breathing to give health benefits of hearty laughter. Family friendly. $10. Registration required. 9856732. Montgomery.

Live Music Saturday, 7:30 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, Variety of groups perform. 247-9933; www.deshas.com. Montgomery.

MUSIC - JAZZ

The Hitmen, 8 p.m.-midnight, Tony’s, 6771993; www.tonysofcincinnati.com. Symmes Township.

MUSIC - POP

Catch 22, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Hahana Beach, 7605 Wooster Pike, 272-1990; www.hahanabeach.com. Columbia Township.

ON STAGE - DANCE

The Nutcracker, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 6300 Price Road, Holiday story speaks to the child in all of us. Abbreviated version of ever-popular ballet, based on story by E.T.A. Hoffman. $15, $10 seniors and students. Presented by Claudia Rudolf Barrett’s ballet tech of ohio. 683-6860; www.ballettechohio.org. Loveland.

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“The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein” is at the Aronoff Center through Nov. 28. Performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $27.50-$66.50. Call 800-982-2787. Pictured are Preston Truman Boyd and Christopher Ryan.

ON STAGE STUDENT THEATER

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, 7:30 p.m., Sycamore High School, $10. 686-1778; www.avestheatre.com. Montgomery.

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The newest OMNIMAX film takes its viewer to outer space with “Hubble,” the story of one of the most important scientific instruments, the Hubble Telescope. For 20 years, the Hubble has given us fantastical views of the universe. Tickets are $7.50; $6.50, seniors; $5.50, ages 3-12. Call 513-287-7001 or visit www.cincymuseum.org for show times.


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Life

November 17, 2010

One of life’s saddest times: the death of a child When an adult we love dies, we experience a wrenching loss. When a child dies, our heart-rending loss seems also like a theft. A whole lifetime has been stolen as well as all the

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we have difficulty exonerating God from being the cause of tragedies. The friends of Job had a similar difficulty. Basically, they explained the cause of Job’s sufferings by implying, “God did this to you; you must have deserved it somehow. Just curse God and die.” But Job didn’t believe them. Yes, he was puzzled and angry at God as he struggled with his tragedies. He challenged God to a face to face meeting. Then, after listening closely to what God said, and thinking much, Job finally reached his “answer” in dealing with the mystery of suffering that was touching his life. His answer was to believe all the more in this inscrutable God. Job proclaimed, “Even though he should slay me, still will I trust in him.” (Job 13:15) If there is an “answer” for us who believe in God, it is found in acknowledging our human inability to understand everything. We walk by faith, and not by sight. “The One beyond what is able to be thought,” is how St. Anselm described God.

Our intellects and faith are imperfect and limited. We are not the final measure of mystery. It is difficult for us imperfect beings to live in an imperfect world. Life is sometimes secure and predictable. Sometimes it is random, chaotic and unexplainable. We would like to completely understand and control it, but we can’t. What we can do, however, is make a choice between despair and cynicism, or choose faith and trust. People of faith believe that in the beginning, in some unknowable way, God took swirling and chaotic darkness and began bringing out of it life, order, and beauty. God’s creation is not finished. It is still going on. We believe that in some paradoxical and loving way, a child who dies early will experience no disadvantage in the exquisite and timeless eternal life that follows. Of course, we will suffer and grieve their going very much. But they will taste life to the fullest, a life that we will

o n l y achieve later when we are Father Lou united Guntzelman with them. Perspectives So, we still wonder and ask why, but as we do we entrust our deceased innocent children to the God of life, and wait until – like Job – we find the answer face to face with God. For now, we say to God in the words of poet Anne Porter: To take the place of the child Isaac there was a ram. But for all those others there was no ram and I lay them down at your feet so that you can keep them for me since by myself I am unable to understand them. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ communitypress.com or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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Loveland Herald

November 17, 2010

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Even picky eaters will ‘gobble’ down these sprouts Gosh, I have so many recipes to share that I have very little space for my weekly “chat” with you. So I’ll just say have the best Thanksgiving ever, thank the Lord for your abundant blessings, and think of those who may not have someone to celebrate with. Set an extra plate on your table and invite them to share your tradition of food, family and friends.

Rita Heikenfeld Rita’s kitchen

C o o k bacon and nuts in o v e n proof skillet until bacon just begins to crisp and nuts are toasted. Take out of skillet

and set aside. Add sprouts to skillet and season with salt and pepper. Put pan in oven and roast about 30 minutes, add bacon and nuts and continue to roast until the sprouts are cooked through and golden, about 10 to 15 minutes more. Squeeze lemon juice over. Serves four.

Betze’s roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon

Betze, a loyal reader, found the original recipe from Food Network Kitchens and made it her own. “Absolutely delicious,” she said. 2 (10-oz.) packages Brussels sprouts (Betze used fresh) 2 oz. thin sliced bacon, diced 1 ⁄2 cup pecans 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt Freshly ground black pepper

Yummy Waldorf salad

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Wash and trim sprouts. Cut each sprout in half.

2 pounds seedless red grapes, cut into halves 2 ribs celery, sliced thin 1 cup golden or regular

I can’t claim this as my own. My notes tell me it’s from a reader and I’ve made changes to suit my family. This is so good and perfect for your Thanksgiving table.

Mix together:

raisins or dried cranberries 1 cup chopped English walnuts 3 nice sized apples, peeled and cut up

For dressing mix together:

1 cup mayonnaise 1-2 tablespoons vinegar or more to taste 1 ⁄2 cup sugar 1 cup milk Pour dressing over salad and let sit in fridge at least one hour before serving. Tip from Rita’s kitchen: If you want to prepare this ahead of time, squeeze some lemon juice or sprinkle some Fruit Fresh preservative onto chopped apples and they’ll stay snowy white.

Moist pumpkin bread

For Glenda Hatfield, who wanted a clone of Bob Evans’ pumpkin bread, which she said was very moist. 2 eggs 1 cup brown sugar 1 ⁄2 cup Canola oil 1 ⁄3 cup water 1 (15 ounce) pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling) 13⁄4 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda

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⁄2 teaspoon baking powder ⁄2 teaspoon salt 11⁄2 teaspoons cinnamon 11⁄2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice Optional but very good: Raw or natural sugar for sprinkling on top 1

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Beat eggs lightly and then mix with sugar, oil, water and pumpkin. Separately, mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. Combine wet ingredients with dry ingredients only until just blended. Don’t over mix or bread will have tunnels or be tough after baking. Pour into a sprayed loaf pan. Sprinkle sugar on top. Bake for 55 to 65 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out almost clean. Don’t overbake.

My mom’s pumpkin pie

For those of you who love Frisch’s and Bob Evans’ pies, this comes pretty close. Mom made this with a homemade lard crust.

1 can, 15 oz., pure pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling) 12 oz. evaporated milk 3 ⁄4 to 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 1 ⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt 2 large eggs, slightly beaten Whisk pumpkin, milk, sugar and spices together. Taste and add more pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon if you want. Add salt and eggs and blend. Pour into pastry-lined pan. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes; lower temperature to 350 degrees and bake 30-35 minutes or until set. Serves eight.

Do-ahead mashed potatoes

Mash 4 to 5 pounds potatoes and season with salt and pepper. Add 8 ounces cream cheese, softened, and 1 cup sour cream. Pour into sprayed 9-by-13 pan. Dot with butter or margarine.

Refrigerate up to three days. Bring to room temperature, tent with foil and reheat in 350- to 375degree oven until hot, about 40 minutes. Or reheat in microwave. Crockpot method: Spray crockpot and put mashed potatoes in. Keep on warm/low a couple of hours. Tip from Rita’s kitchen: Keep regular mashed potatoes warm for hours in sprayed crockpot on warm/low.

Online recipes

To see the recipes for my clone of the Cheesecake Factory’s pumpkin cheesecake and my caramelized roasted Brussels sprouts dish, go to my online column at www.communitypress.com. I’ve also included some Turkey 101 tips for the big day. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community press.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Loveland Herald

November 17, 2010

Community

Loveland’s Amazing Halloween: A new fall tradition? By Chuck Gibson

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It was the night before Halloween and all through Loveland town ... They came wearing masks and searched all around. More than 400 scavengers roamed the streets, performing all kinds of tricks to earn their treats. Enough! Apologies to Samuel Clement Moore. It was the first Loveland’s Amazing AdventureHalloween edition. The event was created by the same trio -- Martin Schickel, Kathy Ray and Doug Portmann – responsible for the creation of Loveland’s Amazing Race. Judging by the smiles and laughter of the 100-four person teams, sponsoring pubs and restaurants, and all who helped, it was a “graveyard smash.” “Crazy, very busy,” said Ralph Dunnigan, general manager of Paxton’s and a participating sponsor of the event. “It was very busy.” If Loveland’s Amazing Race is fun in the sun, then the Halloween version was a delight in the dark. Schickel said the idea evolved from a brainstorming session about how to bring that same excitement to a night time event. It was also an effort to promote Loveland bars, restaurants and businesses. Voila! Tano’s Bistro & Bar, Cindy’s Tavern, The Works, Whistle Stop Clay Works and others joined in the fright night frivolity. “I made it a point to ask at Cindy’s,” Schickel said. “The place was packed with people there for their first time. I really enjoy getting the feedback and hearing how much it meant to them; that they really had a great time. ” The four-person teams had a list of wild things to find and tricks to attempt at the various pubs, restaurants and businesses to score points and win prizes. CrossFit Power Performance presented an array of challenging tricks and items to find. Among them was holding a pumpkin with your feet while doing a headstand, doing push-ups and finding someone named Randy-Randy turned out to be a corpse. “They had to find the mask hidden behind the bar,” Dunnigan said. “They had to ask names of bartenders, find different things

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Got it! This unidentified participant was successful bobbing for apples in the fountain during Loveland’s Amazing Halloween Race.

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Jo and Mike Schutte re-enact the scene from “Ghost” at Whistle Stop Clay Works with Pamela King as the grim reaper in the background.

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That great pumpkin weighed in at more than 100 pounds. Team guessing correct weight wins the tie-breaker during Loveland’s Amazing Halloween Race.

Martin Schickel prepares to start the bonfire for an Amazing Halloween event in Loveland.

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Four team members had to fit in a port-a-potty for one trick to earn a treat as part of Loveland’s Amazing Halloween Race.

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Mike and Leigh Herrmann with Carl and Maggie Huether had fun as the Hot Tub Crew for Loveland’s Amazing Halloween Race. in the bathroom; just all sorts of different crazy things.” They could get double points for example by finding gravedigger tools at Loveland Hardware while holding up a Beware of Dog sign. One of the toughest for “The Hot Tub Crew” of Mike and Leigh Herrmann and Carl and Maggie Huether

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The judges were part of the spectacle and fun while tallying up points for the contestants scavenger hunt findings during Loveland’s Amazing Halloween Race.

was three people kissing while all four took a drink. Leigh Herrmann said they’ve also done Loveland’s Amazing Race. “Oh my gosh, I love this,” she said. “This is fun. This is quicker, fast thinking in a compacted space. You had to be a little quicker.” Herrmann pointed out some key differences

between the two events. They have a list in this one and could plan ahead. In the Amazing Race, no one knows what’s coming next. “There are four on a team, not two,” Leigh Herrmann said. “Four squirrels compared to two squirrels make it crazier. I’d much rather think it out than run.”

After they bobbed for apples in the fountain at Loveland Station and reenacted a scene from Ghost at Whistle Stop Clay Works, the biggest challenge may have been getting through the line at the judges table when it was all done. “The judges were a heck of a lot of fun and part of the spectacle and fun of the event,” Schickel said. “The judging process is something we need to streamline. Nobody likes to wait in line.” Schickel said they “plan to address that and really improve it for next year.” That sounds like the organizers plan to do it again next year. The biggest factor is feedback from sponsors, participants and impacted businesses. “We’re in the process of getting that feedback right now,” Schickel said. “I can tell you the feedback is overwhelmingly positive. Our sponsors, businesses and attendees want us to do

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Larry Ramey demonstrates how you hold a pumpkin with your feet while doing a handstand at CrossFit as part of Loveland’s Amazing Halloween Race. it again. I’ll say yes, we are heading in the direction of doing it again.” For more information go to: www.historicloveland. com or www.lovelandsamazingrace.com. For more news about your community, visit Cincinnati.com/Loveland.

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It was crowded at the judges table at Loveland’s Amazing Halloween Race. The powder white wigs made them part of the fun too.

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Bobbed and missed the apple during Loveland’s Amazing Halloween Race.


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November 17, 2010

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Witch way to the party?

The Lodge Retirement Community in Loveland hosted its 12th annual Halloween party Oct. 23 with 250 senior residents, family members and children in attendance.Among the scary features was a haunted house created by the activity department which was on display for four days. Other activities included a face painter, cake walk, caricature artists, games, raffle, door prizes and refreshments. Activities staff member Shelly Losacker helped direct the event.

We all know the real estate market locally is down. Home values are some of the lowest in years, and sellers are competing for fewer buyers. Many homeowners are moving to new homes before their old home sells. A death can cause a house to remain empty while heirs settle estates and decide what to do with the house. In other cases, owners default on loans and homes become the property and responsibility of the bank. Or a rental property owner may be between tenants. Whatever the reason, there are many vacant homes today. Vacant properties can create havoc for the neighborhood. Sometimes owners lose interest in caring for the property – grass and weeds grow wild, minor maintenance items like loose shutters and peeling paint blossom, and before you know it, the home looks vacant. The owners of adjoining properties face diminished value of their own homes, and even worse vacant homes can become magnets for thieves, vandals, and other law-breakers. A Sept. 20 article in the Cincinnati Enquirer detailed

the problem. In the Dayton area, of 473 fires investigated by the Dayton Fire Department Karen Arson squad Diehl in the last Community two years, Press guest a p p r o x i 70 columnist mately percent were to vacant homes. These properties can also be targets for thieves looking to steal copper and anything else of value, drug users and the homeless looking for a dry place to spend the night, and local kids looking for a little excitement in breaking in and vandalizing the structure. Homeowners should be aware that if a person is injured on the property, they might be sued for damages – even if the injured person was trespassing. This leads me to a very important issue. Did you know that standard homeowner insurance policies do not generally provide coverage for vacant homes? Many owners of vacant properties find out the hard way – after their property is damaged, that coverage

does not apply to their policy when the home becomes vacant. As related above the risks for damage from fire, theft, vandalism nd liability claims increase dramatically when a home is not occupied. A standard home policy is not priced to include these risks. This is a good thing – the majority of us who do live in our home do not share this risk – so we should not pay for it. Most companies will no longer offer coverage for homes that remain vacant for more than 30 to 60 days. Luckily, there is insurance coverage available for homeowners who find themselves unable to sell or rent their house. As you would expect the costs are higher – you do pay for the increased risk of damage to the structure and potential injuries. I urge everyone with a vacant home to read

the rules of their home insurance policy and contact their insurance company to review. If they find they are no longer covered, they should contact an insurance agent offering specialized insurance coverage for vacant homes. Real estate agents – while I know you do not want to be the bearer of bad news to your clients, you would be doing them a service to let homeowners know of this issue. It is bad enough to have a home that takes longer to sell than you would like. Incurring a setback like damage to the home that takes more time and money to repair before it can be sold benefits no one – and not being insured makes damage twice as devastating. Karen Diehl is a licensed insurance agent in Symmes Township.

Lohrmans open All About Kids in Miami Township Community Press Staff Report

Chris and Marilyn Lohrman of Loveland announce the opening All About Kids, a green daycare facility in Miami Township at 520 Wards Corner. According to U.S. Green Building Council, the most important buildings are the ones that house children. The kids coming through green educational facilities are fully immersed not only in the surroundings of the

building, but also in the curriculum and the ideals taught. These concepts become ingrained and will help the children learn to live a green lifestyle. Also offered will be organic snacks and meals when possible. At All About Kids at Wards Corner, the childcare programs are centered around the idea that children learn best through play. Through the curriculum, staff helps children

develop social, emotional, cognitive and physical skills. All About Kids at Wards Corner offers separate programs for each age group

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Restaurant joins wine-tasting fundraiser

Tano Bistro & Catering in Loveland recently joined the annual Bethany House wine tasting fundraiser at the Peterloon Estate. This year’s event was “A Taste of Spain.” Attendees enjoyed food from Tano Bistro and other area restaurants and bak-

eries with wines from Spain. The event raised roughly $24,000 for Bethany House Services, a non-for-profit organization that collaborates with others to provide a full range of housing, education and assistance programs to homeless and disadvantaged women and children. This year, Bethany House is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

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PUBLIC HEARING SYMMES TOWNSHIP BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Symmes Township Board of Zoning Appeals on Monday, December 6, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of hearing an Appeal (#2010-10) filed by Thomas Cloppert and Alicia Speed, 9676 Hopewell Road (45140), appellant, from Notice of Refusal for a zoning certificate for the construction of a six (6) foot privacy fence located in the front yard for the property located at 9676 Hopewell Road. This hearing will be held at Township Admin. Bldg., 9323 Union Cemetery Road. Plans are on file and open for public inspection. Gerald L. Beckman Township Zoning Inspector 4906

LEGAL NOTICE The personal property listed below will be sold at public sale to satisfy self storage liens. The items are claimed by and the sales will be held at Infinite Self Storage of Loveland, 10686 Loveland Madeira Rd., Loveland, Ohio 45140 on Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 at 12:00 noon. Cash only. Unit # A302 – Angela Thomas, 6626 Simons Lane, Loveland, OH 45140 (Sofa); Unit # D736– Bill Carrier, 731 Mohican Drive, Loveland, OH 45140 (Assorted toys, cartons, plastic tubs); Unit # C120 – Courtney L. Bove, 1105 Stableview Circle, Maineville, OH 45039 (Wooden wall unit, dresser). 2716559/1600513

PUBLIC HEARING SYMMES TOWNSHIP BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Symmes Township Board of Zoning Appeals on Monday, December 6, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of hearing an Appeal (#2010-09) filed by Symmes Retail Center, LLC, Hills Real Estate Group, 4901 Hunt Road (45242, appellant, from Notice of Refusal for a zoning certificate for the construction of a freestanding groundmounted sign exceeding the maximum height and size permitted for the property located at 12096 Montgomery Road . This hearing will be held at Township Admin. Bldg., 9323 Union Cemetery Road. Plans are on file and open for public inspection. Gerald L. Beckman Township Zoning Inspector 3545

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638 Centre Ave.: Gordon Helen Frances to Hamilton Lawrence E. Jr.; $21,500. 710 Carrington Place: Schaefer Julie to Wells Fargo Bank NA; $72,00.

MIAMI TOWNSHIP

5587 Autumn Wynd Lane, Dan & Catherine Shupe to Jodie Williams, 0.4590 acre, $235,500. 6580 Branch Hill Guinea Road, William & Norma Cook to Wayne & Gloria Adams, $157,000. 1285 Deblin Drive, Rick Lay to Seth Ryan Carter, $168,900. 1132 Hayward Circle, NVR Inc. to Peter & Rainee Loebs, 1.3370 acre, $277,550. 440 Locust Lane, Walter Dolch to Weber Holdings South LLC, 0.6940 acre, $24,000. 5645 McCormick Trail, NVR Inc. to Thomas & Diana Britt, 0.2996 acre, $251,565. 6689 Raescreek Court, Benjamin Ghearing to Sean & Elizabeth Feeney, 0.3930 acre, $295,000. 1208 Ronlee Drive, Estate of Mary Jo Newport to Amanda Haerr & Wesley Nichols, $115,500. 1047 Shore Point Drive, Konstantin & Oksana Misyukovets to Nicole Roberts, 0.6940 acre, $294,000. 812 Wards Corner Road, Mary Jane Hagerty to Kerry & Mary Bollmer, $120,000. 5513 West Mills Drive, Potterhill Homes LLC to Judy Lambert Taylor, 0.1210 acre, $175,225.

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About real estate transfers

Clermont County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Clermont County Auditor Linda L. Fraley. Hamilton County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate.

SYMMES TOWNSHIP

10558 Tanagerhills Drive: Third Federal Savings And Loan Association to Reis Theresa L.; $315,000. 11525 Stablewatch Court: Bittinger Paul J. & Kelly L. to Gao Jerry & Eileen; $727,500. 11984 Snider Road: Bieler Cole Alan & Jeffrey A. to Long Joseph W.; $76,000. 12011 Carrington Lane: Moksin Alexander Mark & Jane Leon Moksin to Moksin Jane Leona; $49,090. 8803 Appleseed Drive: Chiou Tzerong to Messing Joel M.; $270,000. 8970 Cypresspoint Lane: Dcic LLC to Portney Robert L.; $268,000. 9244 Mckinney Road: Bank Of Kentucky Inc. The to Rose Julian A.; $520,000. 9357 Greenhedge Lane: Weeks Holly & James H. to Wright Melanie B.; $127,500.

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POLICE REPORTS LOVELAND

Arrests/citations

Jonathan A. Buntain, 20, 800 Debra Lane, drug abuse-possess/use, Nov. 2. Patience Danquah, 35, 4964 Meadow Vista Court, theft, Nov. 4. Scott E. Addler, 21, 1000 Marbea Drive, drug abuse-possess/use, Nov. 5. Damian Mathew Deyoung, 18, 617 Deerfield Road, capias, Nov. 8.

Incidents/investigations Drug abuse-possess/use

At Lebanon Road and Kerr Cemetery Road, Nov. 2.

Telecommunications harassment-call with purpose to abuse, threaten, annoy At 678 Park Ave., Nov. 4.

Theft

At 800 Loveland-Madeira Road, Nov. 3.

Trafficking in drugs

At 11000 Rich Road, Nov. 3.

Trespass; knowingly restricted, drug abuse; possess/use At 799 W. Main St., Nov. 5.

MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Elizabeth Pohlman, 51, 1413 Athens Drive, obstructing justice, Oct. 25. Bridgette L. Barnes, 20, 683 Traylor Lane, obstructing justice, Oct. 25. Jeremy E. Pohlman, 26, 1413 Athens Drive, resisting arrest, Oct. 25. Herbert T. Pardeen, 54, 707 Arrow-

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Our interactive CinciNavigator map allows you to pinpoint the loction of police reports in your neighborhood. Visit: Cincinnati.com/loveland Cincinnati.com/miamitownship Cincinnati.com/symmestownship head Trail, open container, Oct. 25. Charles Beverly, 29, 3080 Greentree, theft, criminal tools, criminal trespass, Oct. 19. Jeremy A. Berrier, 22, 4730 Woodlawn, theft, Oct. 29. Gregory R. Norris Sr., 54, 4704 Beechwood, theft, Oct. 29. Deborah L. Corey, 47, 2600 Bushnell St., theft, Oct. 29. Michael Christerson, 34, 6125 Doe Court, driving under influence, drug possession, Oct. 30. John D. Hesson, 42, 6989 Ohio 48, menacing, criminal trespass, Oct. 30. Daryll R. Smith, 42, 4192 Milikin, driving under influence, drug abuse, Nov. 1. Jane A. Smith, 37, 4192 Milikin, drug possession, Nov. 1. Nicole Dople, 26, 2115 Oakbrook Place, driving under influence, child endangering, Nov. 2.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

Items taken from New Dimensions Cleaning Service at Ohio 131, Oct. 26. Leaf blower, etc. taken; $170 at 6653 Paxton Guinea, Nov. 1.

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Burglary

Medication taken at 28 Oakview, Nov. 1. TV taken; $1,500 at 1213 Queenie Lane, Oct. 26. Guns taken; $1,235 at 5525 Garrett Drive, Oct. 25. TV, etc. taken; $1,100 at 206 Commons, Oct. 25. Chainsaw, etc. taken; $395 at 5646 Heritage Ridge, Oct. 30. Bikes taken; $1,983 at 6638 Paxton Guinea, Nov. 1.

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

Criminal damage

Meadow Drive No. 4, Oct. 11. Female reported this offense at 1998 Stillwater No. 4, Oct. 13. Female reported this offense at 1040 Cooks Crossing No. 1, Oct. 15.

Menacing

2004 Ford taken at 1189 No. 2 Brightwater, Oct. 21.

Heavy machinery damaged at 110 Glendale, Oct. 29.

Male was threatened at 6987 Ohio 48, Oct. 30.

Misuse of credit card

Male stated card used with no authorization; $4,334.90 at 326 Miami Valley, Nov. 2.

Theft

Female paid for work not performed; $75 loss at 1100 block of Deerhaven, Oct. 20. Clothing taken from Kohl’s; $100 at Ohio 28, Oct. 20. Gasoline not paid for at Thornton’s; $20.51 at Ohio 28, Oct. 20. Taxi fare not paid; $52 at 5512 Trenton, Oct. 21. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $100 at Ohio 28, Oct. 22. Subject refuses to pay for work done by Trebor Electric; $847 at Sycamore, Oct. 22. Backpack taken at Milford Junior High at Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, Oct. 21. Merchandise taken from Kroger; $220 at Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Oct. 22. Gasoline not paid for at BP; $20 at Ohio 131, Oct. 22. Money taken off desk at Kentucky Fried Chicken; $50 at Ohio 28, Oct. 23. Sewage aerator taken; $800 at 5949 Price, Oct. 26. Skateboard taken; $70 at 5509 Timber Court, Oct. 25. Money paid for work not done; $300 at 1227 Fawn Court, Oct. 25. Items charged to company, Bryan Equipment, with no authorization; $1,573 at Wards Corner Road, Oct. 28. Computer, etc. taken; $2,255 at 128 Queens Road, Oct. 28. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $20 at Ohio 50, Oct. 29. Water pipe, etc. taken; $1,280 at area of Falling Wood and Sophia, Oct. 29. Jewelry taken; $5,000 at 6369 Derbyshire, Oct. 29. A coat taken from Meijer; $70 at Ohio 28, Oct. 29. Merchandise taken from Home Depot; $149 at Ohio 28, Oct. 29. Garage door opener taken from vehicle at 6385 Paxton Woods, Oct. 30. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers at Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Oct. 30. DVDs, etc. taken from Meijer; $71 at Ohio 28, Oct. 31. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $10 at Ohio 50, Nov. 1. Briefcase, laptop computer, etc. taken from vehicles at Branch Hill Miamiville, Nov. 2.

Theft by deception

Male reported this offense; $8,400 loss at 5451 Country Lane, Oct. 20.

Violation of protection order

Female reported this offense at 14

Unauthorized use

SYMMES TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Karen Lawson, 49, 10941 Shadow Glen Drive, child endangering at 10941 Shadow Glen Drive, Oct. 21. Mary Allison, 48, 203 Main St., child endangering at 10931 Shadow Glen Drive, Oct. 22. Molly Asher, 19, 10941 Shadow Glen Drive, interference with custody at 10941 Shadow Glen Drive, Oct. 21.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Victim struck at 12065 Mason Way Court, Oct. 12.

Burglary

Jewelry of unknown value removed at 8587 Calumet Way, Oct. 19. Residence entered and GPS of unknown value removed at 9590 Stone Masters Drive, Oct. 21. Reported at 9625 Waterford Place, Oct. 27.

Criminal damaging

Vehicle damaged at Montgomery Road and East Kemper Road, Oct. 10. Window pane damaged at 8721 Wales Drive, Oct. 25. Window damaged at 11676 Windyhill Court, Oct. 26.

Theft

DVDs and Bible of unknown value removed at 9680 Waterford Place, Oct. 15. Shoes valued at $1,150 removed at 11311 Montgomery Road, Oct. 11. License plate removed from vehicle at 9011 Fields Ertel Road, Oct. 14. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 12006 Montgomery Road, Oct. 16. Debit card of unknown value removed at 8111 Glenmill Court, Oct. 16. Heat pump and AC valued at $3,500 removed at 12080 Montgomery Road, Oct. 20. $21.14 in gas not paid for at 12147 Montgomery Road, Oct. 20. $12,036.46 removed at 8673 Harper’s Point, Oct. 24. GPS and tools valued at $370 removed at 9700 E. Kemper Road, Oct. 23. Vehicle top of unknown value removed at 11381 Montgomery Road, Oct. 24. Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 11600 Lebanon Road, Oct. 23. Credit card removed at 11359 Montgomery Road, Oct. 27.

Unauthorized use of a vehicle

Vehicle used without consent at 9024 Symmes Knoll Court, Oct. 18. Reported at 10634 Bettyray Drive, Oct. 21.

DEATHS Donald L. Ball

Donald L. Ball, 86, of Loveland died Nov. 4. Survived by wife of 58 years, Esther (nee Hensgen); children Linda (William) Wilson and Thomas A. Ball; grandchildren Zachary Lee Ball and Alexander S. Wilson; sister, Elizabeth Ball; and many nieces and nephews. Services were Nov. 9, at MihovkRosenacker Funeral Home, Evendale. Memorials to: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Doris M. Ferguson

Doris M. Ferguson, 79, of Loveland died Nov. 7. Survived by great nieces Melody (Jim) Michael, Alenda (Jonathan) Sloan and Loni (Bryan) Poe; and many great-great-nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father, Lonnie Ferguson; mother, Verda M. (nee

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Religion

The church recently kicked off its Honduras Project. The church will interact with their friends in Honduras in joint-faith sharing and development, help build a new bilingual elementary school, establish a new parish in Santa Lucia, travel to Honduras to meet their new Catholic brothers and sisters and help faith formation students connect with the children of Intibuca. For more information, call Deacon Mark Westendorf at 489-8815 ext. 718. The church has Roman Catholic Mass with contemporary music Sundays at 4 p.m. Good Shepherd’s contemporary music Mass is a little livelier, a little more upbeat, but remains grounded in the traditional Roman Catholic liturgy. Worshipers will recognize popular Christian worship songs by artists such as Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman and Tim Hughes, as well as familiar Catholic liturgical hymns played to a livelier beat. At key points in the service, Contemporary Mass Music Director Bruce Deaton and his band strike up energetic praise music that has the congregation singing and clapping their hands. The Mass draws worshipers of all ages. Come early to get acquainted with the new songs which begin at 3:45 p.m. Stay after Mass on the first Sunday of each month for food, fun, and fellowship. The church is located at 8815 E. Kemper Road, Montgomery; 5034262.

Loveland Presbyterian Church

Worship service time is 10 a.m. on

Sundays. Sunday School has several Bible study classes for adults and children from 11:30 a.m. to noon. The new Connect Family service is on the second and fourth Thursdays. Join the group for free dinner, fellowship and study classes. The church has youth groups for preteens ages 7-8 and teens in ninth through 12th grades from 6-7:30 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of each month. The church is at 360 Robin Ave., Loveland; 683-2525; www.LPCUSA.org.

Loveland United Methodist Church

The new service times are 8:15 a.m. to 9 a.m. for the “Rise and Shine” Traditional Service, 9:30-10:30 a.m. for the “A Little Bit Louder Now” Contemporary Service and 11 a.m. to noon for the “Morning Glory” Traditional Service. The church has a time “Especially for Children” at both the 9:30 and 11 a.m. worship services. All children are invited to come to worship with their families in the sanctuary.

PromiseLand Church

The church is hosting Prayer Revival every Tuesday beginning at 7:30 p.m. Open format. Everyone is welcome to come and pray. Sunday Worship Service is at 11 a.m. The church is located at 6227 Price

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7701 Kenwood Rd.

513.891.1700

(across from Kenwood Towne Centre)

Saturday night at 5:00 and Sunday morning at 8:00, 9:00, 9:30 & 11am Sunday School at 9:30am

Pastors:LarryDonner,PatBadkey,JesseAbbott,AliceConnor

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Brookstone Homes Presents

“Home for The Holidays” Joi us at our Brookstone Home communities with guest Join experts to learn how to decorate your home for the Holidays. exp Grace Jones and Julie Pendergast from Hoffman & Albers Interiors will share great Holiday decorating ideas for your home. Holiday refreshments will be served.

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Mason United Methodist Church

www.masonumc.org

11330 Williamson Rd. off Cornell, in Blue Ash

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EPISCOPAL ST. BARNABAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH

(513) 984-8401 www.st-barnabas.org

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FREE ATMs » FREE BILLPAY

Classes for all ages.

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Fri, Sat Nights

Now Open in Madeira

Wednesdays

6:00pm - Buffet Dinner 6:45pm - Programs and

Worship and Small Group Classes for all ages.

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

513-931-4441 • 513-931-0259

Madeira (513) 824-6160 Hyde Park (513) 824-6130 Downtown (513) 824-6100

AMERICAN BAPTIST

10345 Montgomery Rd. Montgomery, OH 45242

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UNITED METHODIST

www.montgomeryag.org

Sundays

Bingo Payout Each Night! $10 - 6-36 Faces $20 - 90 Faces Computer

www.syb.com

Rev. David L. Bittinger

9:30am & 11:00am

$4,000 Guaranteed

Bank with confidence

ASSEMBLIES OF GOD

PRINCE OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA)

101 South Lebanon Rd. Loveland, OH 45140 683-4244 Lead Pastor Jonathan Eilert Pastor Grant Eckhart Saturday Service 5:00pm Sunday Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00am Sunday School 9:30am http://www.princeofpeaceelca.org

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR

8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 www.cos-umc.org Tom McCormally, Guest Speaker Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

Dr. Cathy Johns, Senior Pastor Rev. Doug Johns, Senior Pastor Worship Services Contemporary Sat 5pm & Sun 9am

O’Bannon Meadows Community on Saturday November 20th, 11:00 A.M, 4002 Oakland Hills Drive, Goshen, Ohio 45122 R.S.V.P. 513.575.3851

Traditional Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Full childcare & church school at all services. 513-677-9866 Dr. Doug Damron, Sr. Pastor (across from the Oasis Golf Club) Rev. Lisa Kerwin, Assoc. Pastor www.epiphanyumc.org

6635 Loveland Miamiville Rd Loveland, OH 45140

On Saturday, November 27th, at 11:00 A.M. at our Terrace Ridge Community, 5221 Terrace Ridge Drive, Milford, OH 45150 R.S.V.P. 513.248.2957

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HARTZELL UMC

Tour the beautifully decorated Brookstone Homes Models available for immediate occupancy.

8999 Applewood Dr Blue Ash 891 8527

Coming in December, Brookstone hosts in our communities, Brookstone Kidz Klub goes Winter Hiking with naturalists from Clermont County Park District.

Sunday School & Worship 9 AM & 10:30 AM

www.buildbrookstone.com

(off Larchview, off Plainfield at Cross County Hwy.)

hartzell-umc@fuse.net

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Child Care provided 10:30AM Rev. Robert Roberts, Pastor

PRESBYTERIAN (USA) LOVELAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

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

Worship Service ...................... 10:00am Church School......................... 11:15am CONNECT Youth Service........ 6-8pm Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities 360 Robin Av (off Oak St) Loveland OH

683-2525

www.LPCUSA.org • LPCUSA@fuse.net

PRESBYTERIAN

BLUE ASH PRESBYTERIAN

4309 Cooper Rd. At Reed Hartman Hwy 791-1153 • www.bapcweb.net Rev. Michael Brewer, Pastor • 9:00 AM Sunday School for Teens & Adults • 10:30 AM Worship • 10:45 AM Sunday School for Grades K-6 Nursery Care Provided Fellowship Hour following Worship Service

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

Child Care provided

Montgomery Presbyterian Church 9994 Zig Zag Road Mongtomery, Ohio 45242

Worship Service 10:30am Nursery Care Available website: www.MPChurch.net

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Good Shepherd Catholic Church

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@communitypress.co m, 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.

Following “Especially for Children,” the children will have an opportunity to go to Sunday school or return to sit with their family in worship. For those with children under the age of 2, the church has a professionally staffed nursery which is open to children at all services. Sunday school for all ages is offered at 9:30 a.m. Additional classes for pre-kindergarten through sixth grade are offered at 11 a.m. Join the United Methodist Women from 9:45 to 11 a.m. the first Thursday morning of each month for UMW, a time of fellowship, devotion and ministry at LUMC. The purpose of the UMW is “to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.” The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-1738.

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Worship times are: Contemporary worship at 5 p.m. Saturdays, contemporary worship at 9 a.m. Sundays and traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 6779866.

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Epiphany United Methodist Church

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Local Residents in Amazement Yesterday As Collectors Provide A Stimulus Package to Cincinnati & Covington! By KEN MCINTOSH STAFF WRITER

ICCA will be placing ads in newspapers, radio and running television spots this week asking people to bring in any old silver and gold coins made before 1965. Those that do bring in their coins will be able to speak with collectors one on one and have their coins looked at with an expert set of eyes. With the help of these ICCA members offers will be made to those that have coins made before 1965. Offers will be made based on silver or gold content and the rarity of the coins. All coins made before 1965 will be examined and purchased including gold coins, silver coins, silver dollars, all types of nickels and pennies, Those that decide to sell their coins will be paid on the spot. If you are like a lot of people you might have a few old coins or even a coffee can full lying around. If you have ever wondered what they are worth, now might be your chance to find out and even sell them if you choose. They could be worth a lot according to the International Coin Collectors Association also known as ICCA. Collectors will pay a fortune for some coins and currency for their collections. If they are rare enough, one coin could be worth over $100,000 according to Eric Helms coin collector and ICCA member. One ultra rare dime an 1894S Barber sold for a record $1.9 million to a collector in July of 2007. While that is an extreme example, many rare and valuable coins are stashed away in dresser drawers or lock boxes around the country. The ICCA and its collector members have organized a traveling event in search of all types of coins and currency. “Even common coins can be worth a significant amount due to the high price of silver and gold,” says Helms. Washington quarters and Roosevelt dimes and worth many times their face value. Recent silver markets have driven the price up on even common coins made of silver. Helms explains: all half dollars, quarter and dimes made before 1965 contain 90% silver and are sought after any time silver prices rise. Right now it’s a sellers market he said. The rarest coins these collectors are looking

What We Buy: COINS Any and all coins made before 1965, rare coins, entire collections, Silver Dollars, Half Dollars, Quarters, Dimes, Half Dimes, Nickels, Three Cent Pieces, Two Cent Pieces, Cents, Large Cents, Half Cents and all others.

for include $20, $10, $5 and $2 1/2 gold coins and any coin made before 1850. These coins always bring big premiums according to the ICCA. Silver dollars are also very sought after nowadays. Other types of items the ICCA will be purchasing during this event include U.S. currency, gold bullion, investment gold, silver bars, silver rounds, proof sets, etc. Even foreign coins are sought after and will be purchased.

INVESTMENT GOLD Kruggerands, Canadian Maple Leafs, Pandas, Gold Bars, U.S. Eagles and Buffalos, etc.

For more information on this event visit the ICCA website at www. internationalcoincollectors.com.

Also at this event anyone can sell their gold jewelry, dental gold or anything made of gold on the spot. Gold is currently trading at over $1,100.00 per ounce near an all time high. Bring anything you think might be gold and the collectors will examine, test and price it for free. If you decide to sell you will be paid on the spot – it has been an unknown fact that coin dealers have always paid more for jewelry and scrap gold than other jewelers and pawn brokers. So whether you have one coin you think might be valuable or a large collection you

FREE

ADMISSION CONTINUES IN CINCINNATI & CONVINGTON EVERY DAY MONDAY FRIDAY

NOVEMBER 15TH 19TH

M TH 9AM 6PM FRI 9AM 4PM HOLIDAY INN I 275 3855 HAUCK ROAD

Here’s How It Works: safe deposit box, garage, basement, etc. There is no limit to the amount of items you can bring

our collector’s database to see if a buyer exists. 90% of all items have offers in our database of our collectors making the offer pay you on the spot! with no hidden fees

SHARONVILLE CINCINNATI , OH 45241

DIRECTIONS: 513 563 8330

RADISSON 668 WEST 5TH STREET COVINGTON, KY 41011 DIRECTIONS: 859 491 1200

We Buy Gold

10k, 14k, 18k & 24k

Recent Finds:

PAPER MONEY All denominations made before 1934. GOLD COINS Including $20, $10, $5, $4, $3, $2.5, $1, Private Gold, Gold Bars, etc.

recently inherited you can talk to these collectors for free and if your lucky you may have a rarity worth thousands. Either way, there is nothing to lose and it sounds like fun!

1893 Morgan PAID $1,800

MILLIONS SPENT!

1000 NATIONAL EVENTS!

SCRAP GOLD Broken and unused jewelry, dental gold. JEWELRY Diamond rings, bracelets, earrings, loose diamonds, all gem stones, etc. PLATINUM Anything made of platinum. SILVER Flatware, tea sets, goblets, jewelry, etc. and anything marked sterling. WAR ITEMS Civil war, WWI AND II, all others, swords, daggers, bayonets, etc. OTHER ANTIQUES Guns, toys, trains, dolls, advertising, banks (basically anything old we want to see). CE-0000432636

1916 Mercury DIme PAID $2,800 1932 Washington Quarter PAID $250

1849 Gold Dollar PAID $8,500

1803 $10 Gold PAID $14,000


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