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Neighbors Who Care

Maybe they delivered a home-cooked meal when you were under the weather, or watched your children while you ran a quick errand, or helped you with yard work. They are “Neighbors Who Care,” and we think they deserve recognition. Again this year, The Loveland Herald will devote one of our holiday issues to honoring those in the community who have given a bit of themselves to make the lives of others better. No deed is too small (or too large). If you know a Neighbor Who Cares, tell us about them. You can nominate by sending an e-mail to m, or by regular mail to Loveland Herald, Neighbors Who Care, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio, 45140. Include your name, address and phone number, as well as their’s.

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In the next few days your Community Press carrier will be stopping by to collect $2.50 for delivery of this month’s The Anna French Community Journal. Your carrier retains half of this amount along with any tip you give to reward good service. This month we’re featuring Anna French who is a homeschool carrier. She is 12 years old and in seventh-grade. She plays the cello and she loves ballet. She has been taking ballet lessons for three years. Anna has a hedgehog for a pet. She has been a carrier for two years. For information about our carrier program, call Steve Barraco, 248-7110.

A roundup of activities, events, services and giving opportunities during the holiday season:


• Loveland United Methodist is hosting “The Living Nativity” from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, and Sunday, Dec. 6. “The Living Nativity” is their annual outreach to the community at Christmas. This year will mark the eighth season. It is free. The Living Nativity Walking Tour takes place outside in the lower level parking lot of Loveland United Methodist Church, dress warmly. The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-1738.

• Hamilton County Park District is hosting Holiday in Lights from 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 6-9 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, at Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville. It is through Jan. 2. It is a one-mile, drivethrough outdoor lights and themed figures display. The cost is $12 per car, $45 for buses and 15-passenger vans, $2 coupon available online. Call 769-0393 or visit • Breakfast with Santa at Epiphany United Methodist Church will be from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. Breakfast will be served starting at 8:30 a.m. Santa will make an appearance and check every child’s Christmas list, have his picture taken with each and provide helpers for the children to do crafts. The church is at 6635 Loveland-Miamiville Road. • Christmas in the Village (Montgomery) – Holiday in the Village is Saturday, Dec. 5. Four locations share in the celebration, all connected with free transport on the Jolly Trolley. At the Downtown Montgomery Historic District starting at 5 p.m., Santa will announce the winners of the Holiday Coloring Contest, with the grand prize winner lighting the Holiday Tree. The winners will ride with Santa in the carriage to Universalist Church, where children can visit with Santa, create their own winter craft with Mrs. Claus and write their letter to Santa, all up until 8 p.m. Festive entertainment will be provided, along with free holiday horse-drawn wagon rides through the downtown. For more information, call 891-2424.

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• Kroger and the FreestoreFoodbank have launched Kroger’s annual Check-Out Hunger program. Now through Dec. 31, Kroger customers are invited to purchase $1, $3 and $5 coupons available at the registers. The purchase price of each coupon will be donated directly to the FreestoreFoodbank. The proceeds of Check-Out Hunger will go towards the FreestoreFoodbank’s annual Hunger is Unacceptable holiday fundraising campaign. The 2009 campaign has the goal of raising $2 million by Jan. 31, 2010. Visit or call 482FOOD. • The Loveland Inter-Faith Effort is seeking donations for its L.I.F.E. of Giving Shoppe. It allows eligible families who have enrolled the chance to shop for new gifts for their families. The shop operates for two days during the Christmas season at the Charles Brigham Masonic Lodge across from Symmes Park. A family representative chooses gifts for the entire family, such as clothing and accessories, bedding, small appliances and toys. Free gift wrap is provided. To help, call 5838222 or e-mail

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• Christmas Eve services at Epiphany United Methodist Church, 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, will be 4 p.m. Children’s Service; 5:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Service led by the Youth; 7 p.m. Contemporary Communion Service with candlelight; and 11 p.m. traditional lessions and carols with communion and candlelight.




Jan Ranard, owner of Pizazz Studio in downtown Loveland, said holiday sales are critical to her business. She hopes to attract customers with her wintery front window display and holiday sale promotions.

Businesses kick off holidays with celebrations – and sales By Jeanne Houck

Like a child pinning ornaments on a Christmas tree, many businesses in Loveland are hanging a lot of hopes on sales made during the upcoming holiday season. “During a recent conversation with founding member Tim Canada of Bond Furniture Galleries, I wasn’t surprised to hear him say that all sales are important,” said Paulette Leeper, executive director of the Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce. “But (Canada said) that holiday sales are particularly important because holiday customers need and expect immediate satisfaction. Retailers who are able to meet the needs of holiday shoppers gain new customers in the long run, she said. “Chamber member Jan Ranard of Pizazz Studio says that retail sales in the fourth quarter represent a third of one’s retail sales for the year,” Leeper said. “So community support for small businesses is critical, particularly during an economic downturn.” Bond Furniture on Karl Brown

Way, one of the larger retailers in Loveland’s Historic District, sent out 15,000 invitations for a preThanksgiving sale. Pizazz owner Ranard said her business on West Loveland Avenue, also in the Historic District, will kick off its “12 Days of Christmas Sale” Sunday, Dec. 13. The sale will be different each day. For example, customers can buy one holiday item of their choice for 70 percent off Saturday, Dec. 19, and nine non-holiday items for 40 percent off Monday, Dec. 21. Ranard hopes the holiday cheer will spill into January. Pizazz is giving customers $5 of “Pizazz Bucks” for every $50 spent in the store in December. Pizazz Bucks will be redeemable Jan. 10 through Jan. 16. Businesses also hope to get a boost during the annual “Christmas in Loveland,” in which the city is transformed into a holiday wonderland with decorations, horse-drawn carriage rides, performances of child and adult choirs and an appearance by St. Nick. New Hope Baptist Church on

Loveland-Madeira Road will present a live nativity at West Loveland Avenue and the Loveland Stage Co. on South Second Street will put on a holiday production during the event, scheduled for 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19. Businesses also will get into the act. For example, Tano Bistro & Catering on West Loveland Avenue will serve Christmas bread pudding and Loveland Canoe & Kayak on Crutchfield Place will present a train display during Christmas in Loveland. Santa Claus will make his annual stop in Symmes Township Saturday, Dec. 5. Santa and his helpers will be out in a big red fire truck from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. passing out treats for the children and also collecting donations for Marine Toys for Tots Program. Stops will be made along several streets in the township. Monetary donations are accepted for the Toys for Tots program as well as new, unwrapped toys for needy children in the area. Amanda Hopkins contributed to this story.

Santa Claus is coming to town Santa Claus and his helpers will be in Symmes Township from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, passing out treats and collecting donations for the Marine Toys for Tots program. – Here are the times and locations of Santa’s stops: Route 1 5 p.m. – United Methodist Church (Camp Dennison) 5:30 p.m. – Morgans Trace & Farmcourt 5:55 p.m. – Arabian & Roan 6:10 p.m. – Walnutridge Court 6:25 p.m. – Mistymorn Court 6:45 p.m. – Stablehand & Steeplechase 7:05 p.m. – Withers & Cummings Farm 7:25 p.m. – Gateway & Solon




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When Thomas Hufford was diagnosed with prostate cancer last year, he had three treatment options, all of which would give him 10 to 15 years to live. Hufford, a 76-year-old Loveland resident, chose to have radioactive seeds surgically implanted into his prostate to kill the cancer. Immediately after the surgery, his life expectancy changed drastically when he suffered a massive heart attack. Dr. Andrew Burger, a University Hospital physician, and his team expected a grim outcome. “I was very cautious with the family to make sure they knew he could die at any moment,” said Dr. Burger. “He was literally dead.” Burger also told the family that despite the bleak prognosis, there was still hope. Hufford, who survived a head-on car collision in 2001 that landed him in the same hospital, once again found himself in what he called “a pretty remarkable situation.” Burger and his team kept Hufford alive while he suffered multiple organ failures. The team used a combination of medications,


Thomas Hufford is called a medical miracle by his doctors at University Hospital. mechanical assistance and hypothermia therapy. Hypothermia therapy was used to preserve what little brain function was left. A cooling blanket filled with flowing salt water covered his body and lowered his core temperature to about 70 degrees, putting his organs into hibernation. Because this therapy also stopped the heart, Burger had 10 to 15 minutes to start it again or Hufford wouldn’t survive. With hypothermia therapy, that window increased, said Burger. Hufford spent 25 minutes with no blood

circulation. “My doctors call me a miracle,” said Hufford. In the following days, Hufford’s heart rate and blood pressure were good enough to work without machines, said Burger. As his vital organs improved, Hufford was gradually taken off medications and a cardiac surgeon was called. “He survived the incident, but the problem was still there,” said Burger. The cardiac surgeon had to make sure Hufford would not have another heart attack due to existing blockages in his heart. Bypass surgery, which rerouted bloodflow in his heart, was performed without significant complications. “They saved my fanny twice,” said Hufford. “He responded to therapy and ultimately had a very good outcome,” said Burger. Released from the hospital, Hufford said he feels “wonderful” and enjoys full brain function. “I can’t say enough for the people at UC,” said Hufford of his doctors. “They’ve just been a wonderful facility.” University Hospital continues to study the benefits of hypothermia therapy, said Dr. Burger.

Manville may have caught a legal break By Jeanne Houck

Jill Manville has apparently been given another legal break. The former Loveland City Schools treasurer pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor theft charge in Tampa Oct. 29 and was charged $275 in court costs and public-defender fees. Instead of declaring Manville guilty, a Hillsborough County, Fla., Criminal Court judge “withheld adjudication.” Under Florida law, adjudication can be withheld for

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defendants who may be eligible to have their c h a r g e expunged or sealed. I t Manville remains unclear how this turn of events will affect the five years’ probation Manville received earlier this year in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court, where she pleaded guilty to an unrelated felony charge of theft in office for embezzling from the Loveland City Schools while serving as treasurer.


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Neither prosecutors nor Manville’s public defender in Florida could be reached for comment. Ohio auditors said Manville skimmed $58,785 from the Loveland schools between March 1999 and September 2007. She resigned in January 2008. Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Dennis Helmick sentenced Manville to probation last January and also ordered her to perform 500 hours of community service, pay a $10,000 fine and make restitution to the Loveland schools. Manville, now 43, has repaid the district in full. Helmick also granted Manville’s request that she be allowed to move to Florida, perform community service there and report to Florida probation officers. In June, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in Tampa charged Manville with misdemeanor theft after they said she was caught removing bar code stickers from items in a WalMart and placing them on more expensive items.


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Nick Mayer, a Symmes Township resident, is biking the entire Ohio to Erie Trail, a total of 640 miles roundtrip, to raise money for the Race for the Cure Foundation. charge of fundraising and has been asking local businesses to participate by telling Mayer’s story. Mayer said he has faced a few obstacles in riding the trail for the first time and also has a knee problem that sometimes strikes without warning. “It’s funny ... it just stops

Getting some support Symmes Township resident Nick Mayer is biking the Ohio to Erie Trail, 640 miles roundtrip between Cincinnati and Cleveland to raise money for the Race for the Cure Foundation. Mayer is looking for support and has found it with 107 followers on his Facebook page, Nick Mayer in 640 miles for the


cure. He posts photos and videos from his trip to keep his followers up-to-date on his trip. Mayer is also getting support from local businesses. The Trek Store in West Chester Township has fixed up his bike at no cost and GNC in Harper’s Point has donated free T-shirts for Mayer’s trip.

wanting to bike and shoots pain,” Mayer said. Despite the pain, Mayer continues to bike and has support from many friends, including a large number that follow him on the trail through his Facebook page. “I really just want to show how beautiful Ohio actually is and not a lot of people will have an experience like this,” Mayer said. He has traveled around 230 miles so far and plans to tackle the remainder of the trail and make it to Cleveland sometime around his Thanksgiving break from school. Follow Nick Mayer on the Ohio to Erie Trail at

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With many local businesses unable to survive the economic recession, Tuscany Salon and Spa in Symmes Township has been able to fend off the decline. “We offer (clients) something more cost-effective,” owner Amy Kobs said. “We want them to keep coming back.” The spa, which just celebrated its fifth anniversary, has adapted to the changing economy by offering services such as express manicures and pedicures and “Touch N’Go” hair services that allow customers to continue coming back even with a smaller budget. Marketing director Liz Reaney said the spa sees around 250 to 300 new clients each month which come from client referrals and from the company’s Web site. They also have begun opening on Sundays, offering a Sunday relaxation package to accomodate customers. “We can’t be afraid to try different things,” Kobs said. Kobs opened Tuscany Salon and Spa in 2004 after she had been laid off from a financial position and saw the spa industry was booming. Kobs and Reaney attributed the spa’s success also to their work in the community. The spa


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Nick Mayer is biking for a cause, taking on the 640mile round trip from Cincinnati to Cleveland along the Ohio to Erie Bike Trail to raise money and support for breast cancer awareness. Mayer, a Symmes Township resident and student at Cincinnati, and his friend Ryan Hildebrandt of Sharonville are trying to raise money with the bike ride for the Race for the Cure Foundation. The trail crosses Ohio following lands formerly owned by railroads and canals. Once it has been completed, the trail is meant to connect Cincinnati, Columbus, Akron and Cleveland Mayer said he did not have any single inspiration for raising money for the organization, but he said everyone knows at least one person who may have battled with breast cancer. Hildebrandt is unable to make the trip because of school scheduling, but Mayer said his friend is in

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Walk into St. Margaret of York School in Deerfield Township and Jesus will greet you with the words “Love one another as I have loved you.” That is, His likeness will greet you from a large tile mosaic made by the school children with the help of an adult artist and the inspiration of the Bible verse found in John 15:12. Artist-in-residence Julie Stinchcomb of Anderson Township designed the artwork using designs from students. Around Jesus are vignettes of happy children, butterflies, flowers and a menagerie of dogs, cats, deer and squirrels. There are scenes of someone handing a Bible through prison bars to a jailed inmate, a couple on

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Students at St. Margaret of York School in Deerfield Township made a tile mosaic called “Love One Another as I Have Loved You,” which graces a wall in the school lobby. The artists include (back row, from left) sixth-grader Joey Luffy of Deerfield Township, seventh-grader Nathan Shrum of Maineville, fifth-grader Jonathan Sandman of Morrow, sixth-grader Connor McNamara of Loveland, seventh-grader Jim Hertenstein of Morrow, eighth-grader Zach Besl of Lebanon, eighth-grader Claire Matthews of Loveland, eighth-grader Katie Flugel of Maineville, eighth-grader Jon Allgaier of Mason, eighth-grader Rachel Sharn of Maineville, eighth-grader Alec Wood of Loveland, (front row, from left) fifth-grader Sophie Viox of Mason, fifth-grader Ally McCarthy of Maineville, seventh-grader Sarah Pisciotta of Loveland, seventh-grader Eleni Meehan of Mainville, fourth-grader Hailey Linenkugel of Sycamore Township, fifth-grader Jenna Pabodie of Mainville, fifth-grader Molly Pacitti of Loveland, fourth-grader Natalie Schilling of Maineville, fourthgrader Caroline Leonard of Loveland, fourth-grader Keith Meyer of Symmes Township, sixth-grader Alyssa Steller of Maineville and eighth-grader Jacob Haynes of Liberty Township.

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their wedding day, someone pushing a girl in a wheelchair and a donation box stuffed with items for the needy. The mosaic is big, stretching about nine feet by seven feet, and takes up most of a wall in the school lobby. After Stinchcomb designed the picture, she printed it to scale and cut it into pieces so the children could work on attaching thousands of colorful tiles to those pieces during art classes. “The younger children worked on the earth, the sky and the grass while the older students tiled the more detailed pictures,” said Todd Kazmierski, communications leader for St. Margaret of York’s Education Commission. Eighth-grader Claire Matthews of Loveland worked on the section of the mosaic containing Jesus. “I hope that this represents the

theme of (the Bible verse) well and that people will know how they can love one another like Jesus,” she said. Alec Wood, another eighthgrader from Loveland, worked on a section featuring a mother hugging a child and standing next to another child on a swing. “I’m happy it will be here for, like, forever,” he said. “I like that I got to work on something that will be permanent at the school.” Co-principal Bernadine Stone of Mason said visitors to the school appreciate the mosaic and many adults cannot help but touch the smooth and shiny tiles. “This symbolizes the theme of our school,” Stone said. “We’re very proud of it and we’re proud of all the work everyone in the school community has contributed.”

Interest in the classics and Latin language are growing in the Loveland School District. The Classics Club, serving grades five to eight at the intermediate and middle school campus, will offer a second session led by Robin Stevenson, a graduate in Greek/Latin classical civilization, Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning in January. Two classes will be offered, limited to 20 students each for better one-on-one attention. Sessions are designed to incorporate new students while actively engaging current members. A third session will begin in April. Cost is $64 for each eightweek session. Classics Club boasts 32 students. Stevenson, who is in her fifth year teaching Latin Club at Montessori Academy of Cincinnati, knows that the key to hooking students’ interest is to keep the learning varied, moving and fun. She keeps students’ attention with Mythology Bingo, Roman army parades and Latin counting games. “Even a small amount of study of the Greco-Roman world benefits the student by improving knowledge of English derivatives, grammar and understanding of some of our fundamental beliefs and practices,” Stevenson said. “Over 60 percent of the English language comes from Greek or Latin roots.” Loveland parent Naomi Ruben worked with Loveland Superintendent Kevin Boys and his staff to facilitate the first Latin program this summer. Ten area students completed a four-week introductory class on mythology, conjugation of Latin verbs and Roman and Greek history. “I’m excited to see the growth of the interest in Latin among our students and especially appreciative of one of our student’s par-


Interest in the classics and Latin language are growing in the Loveland School district. Loveland parent Naomi Ruben, who worked with Loveland Superintendent Kevin Boys to facilitate the first Latin program this summer, is with Loveland students in grades five to eight in the Latin/Classics Club. ents taking the lead to organize this club for Loveland’s students,” Boys said. “With resources scarce, these kinds of expanded opportunities are difficult, if not impossible, to offer to our students. This is another example of our community stepping forward to make a program a reality, even when the funds are not there.” “Akeelah and the Bee”, a movie about a young girl studying Latin roots for a spelling bee competition, was the inspiration for Ruben to seek Latin instruction in Loveland. “Latin roots are the source of many English words in the disciplines of science, law and medicine, to name a few,” she said. “Indian Hill, Madeira St. Xavier, Sycamore and Ursuline have Latin programs in their curriculum. My goal is for Loveland to offer Latin as a standard course in its school system” For more information, contact Naomi Ruben at


University of Cincinnati summer quarter – Taylor Ames, Grant Baginski, Joseph Bange, Craig Bergman, Nick Bess, Erin Bicknell, Leah Bobbey, Nick Brenner, Jessica Brooks, Dustin Burk, Bethany Burwinkel, Ashley Campbell, Jaramy Carmody, Laura Combs, Maria Contini, Krista Couch, Seth Cuni, Amber Daniel, Aaron Delgado, Kathleen Dickert, Melissa

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Miami University – Tiffany Marie Lipari and Trevor William Stookey. University of Cincinnati – Steven Angus, Cameron Beattie, Andrew Carroll, Kerry

Chapman, Elli Deardoff, Amy Durham, Amy Fine, Alberto Galarce, Christopher George, Kushal Gohil, Christopher Kidwell, Laura Koch, Nicholas Kossoudji, Michael Kruszynski, Thomas Lowe, Katie Martin, Shelly Micham, Rebecca Miller, Matthew Morrison, Robert Rahe, Samantha Simon, Rebecca Stanish, Pamela Thomas and Shalena Wilson.

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Student symmetry


Student Graham Reverman, left, demonstrates his knowledge of symmetry as part of the Math Investigations program in his second-grade classroom at Loveland Primary School. Students were recently able to create symmetrical designs using pattern blocks as part of their unit of study.

Eight seniors from Mount Notre Dame High School have been named National Merit Commended Students or National Merit Semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Semifinalists are, from left: seated, Kelsey Ryan of Pleasant Ridge, Katie Markgraf of Madeira and Kayla Walters of Symmes Township. Commended students are, from left: standing, Elizabeth Fogarty of Blue Ash, Anna Hider of Madeira, Megan Harmon of Liberty Township, Chelsi Creech of Loveland and Allison Rotella of Deerfield Township.



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The Loveland High School girls’ basketball team enters the season with hopes of winning a league title. They will be led by seniors (left to right) Emily Holzberger, Erin Randall, Ellie Iaciofano, Mollie Kuramoto and Abby McIver. Kuramoto, who signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Purdue University. Kuramoto played junior varsity basketball as a freshman before electing to focus solely on soccer. As a senior, however, she has decided to return to the hardwood. “Mollie coming back is big,” Brothers said. “She’ll be our point guard.” Brothers has been very impressed with the work ethic and

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Loveland Herald winter sports overviews planned include: Girls’ basketball – Nov. 25 Boys’ basketball – Dec. 2 Wrestling – Dec. 9 Swimming – Dec. 16 Bowling/ice hockey/gymnastics – where applicable, Dec. 23 chemistry of her team. “They’ve been working hard and really get after it in practice,”

she said. “Our biggest strength is our sense of team. We don’t have any superstars, so everyone will play and contribute.” Iaciofano and McIver said the team must improve in rebounding, particularly on the offensive end of the floor. In addition to a league title, they hope to advance to the district finals in the postseason. Iaciofano and McIver have played varsity since their freshmen year and have gone 1-3 in

Year Pos. 12 G 11 G 10 G 10 G 11 G 11 G 11 G 12 G 12 F 12 C 12 F

Dec. 2 McNicholas Dec. 5 @ Glen Este – 1 p.m. Dec. 9 Little Miami Dec. 12 @ Anderson 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15 Ursuline Dec. 19 Harrison Dec. 23 Talawanda Jan. 4 @ Harrison Jan. 6 @ Winton Woods Jan. 9 Milford Jan. 11 @ Withrow Jan. 20 Glen Este Jan. 23 Anderson Jan. 25 @ Mason Jan. 27 Wilmington Jan. 30 @ Harrison –2:30 p.m. Feb. 1 @ Wyoming Feb. 4 @ Walnut Hills Feb. 6 Winton Woods Feb. 10 @ Kings Feb. 13 @ Milford All games are 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. the tournament. “We haven’t advanced very far, so it would be nice (to get to districts),” Iaciofano said. But first they want to win a league title, something they have not yet accomplished in their careers. They did, however, finish second to Winton Woods as sophomores. “We’re really looking forward to the season,” McIver said.

By Tony Meale

CHCA, which finished 16-6 last year and won a Miami Valley Conference Scarlet championship, now have a former NBA player calling the shots from the sidelines.

Nov. 28 Colerain – 3:30 p.m. Dec. 3 Mount Notre Dame Dec. 5 McNicholas Dec. 8 Walnut Hills Dec. 10 St. Ursula Dec. 15 @ Loveland Dec. 17 @ Seton Dec. 21 Anderson Dec. 29 Glen Este Jan. 5 @ McAuley Jan. 7 Mercy Jan. 14 Kings Jan. 19 @ Lakota East Jan. 23 @ Hughes – 1:30 p.m. Jan. 26 @ Mount Notre Dame Dan. 28 @ St. Ursula Feb. 2 Seton Feb. 4 @ Mercy Feb. 9 McAuley Feb. 11 @ Winton Woods All games are 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

On the team

Name Mollie Kuramoto Allie Dee Rachel Baker Ariel Fisher Alex Kamm Presley Benzinger Katelyn Tracy Ellie Iaciofano Abby McIver Emily Holzderber Erin Randall

Grandison set to send Eagles soaring in Miami Valley Conference

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By Anthony Amorini

Ursuline girls


Loveland girls

Five Lion starters return for Ursuline’s ’09 squad Ursuline Academy basketball team returns all five of its starters as the experienced Lions aim to dethrone the reigning queens of the Girls’ Greater Cincinnati League, Mount Notre Dame, this winter. The Lions last won a GGCL championship in 1990. Standout Desirae Ball, a senior guard, leads the quintet of Lion starters back to the floor. Ball led Ursuline with 14.3 points and 3.8 rebounds a game last winter. Additional key contributors for Ursuline will include senior Maggie Allard (7.8 points a game), senior Murphy O’Neill (7.7 points a game), junior Morgan Donovan (9.2 points a



Loveland gunning for league title With three of its top five scorers returning, the Loveland High School girls’ basketball team is aiming for an FAVC championship this season. The Tigers, which finished 1210 (4-6) last year and tied for fourth in the league, will rely on the senior leadership of guard Ellie Iaciofano and forwards Abby McIver and Erin Randall. “They bring a desire to win,” second-year head coach Ashley Brothers said. “They’re a very competitive group that hates losing.” Iaciofano, who has signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Tennessee Tech University, averaged 8.5 points per game last season and was fifth in the Scarlet division in assists with three per contest. McIver, meanwhile, is the team’s top returning scorer; she averaged 10 points a game last year to go along with 4.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists. She has garnered interest from several colleges, including Ohio Northern, Otterbein and Thomas More. Iaciofano and McIver will form a solid one-two punch, especially if Randall, who suffered a prestress fracture, should miss any time due to injury. Ideally, Randall will ready to go for the first game of the season, which is against McNicholas Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Meantime, the Tigers hope to get a boost from senior Mollie

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November 25, 2009

CHCA girls Ronnie Grandison, who starred at the University of New Orleans in the mid1980s and led the Privateers to their first NCAA Division I Tourament appearance, played for sev-

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Ursuline’s Desirae Ball gets a clean block on the shot of McNicholas’ Emily Woodruff during a game last season. game), junior Ellie Greiner and senior Rebecca Lang. Ursuline (12-10, 6-4) took second place in the GGCL Scarlet Division last winter. Mount Notre Dame (271, 10-0) won its eighthconsecutive GGCL Scarlet Division title in 2009-2010. Mercy (12-11, 6-4) took third place in the GGCL Scarlet Division followed by third-place St. Ursula (8-13, 5-5). Ursuline opens with a five-game home stand including contests against Colerain (Nov. 28 at 3:30 p.m.), Mount Notre Dame (Dec. 3), McNicholas (Dec. 5), Walnut Hills (Dec. 8)

On the team

No. Name Year Pos. 3 Annie Hauser 12 G 4 Lynessa McGee 11 G 5 Maggie Allard 12 G 10 Morgan Donovan 11 G 11 Murphy O’Neill 12 W/P 12 Ellie Greiner 11 P 14 Amanda Miller 11 G/W 15 Desirae Ball 12 G/W 21 Mollie Paquette 12 W/P 25 Rebecca Lang 12 P Meredith Myers 10 W Brigid McCuen 11 W and Saint Ursula (Dec. 10). All home games listed above begin at 7:30 p.m. unless noted.

Nov. 28 @ Fenwick Dec. 2 Seven Hills Dec. 9 @ Cincinnati Christian Dec. 12 Summit Country Day Dec. 16 @ New Miami – 6:30 p.m. Dec. 19 Clark Montessori – 2:30 p.m. Dec. 28 Holy Cross Dec. 28 @ CHCA Holiday Tournament Dec. 29 @ CHCA Holiday Tournament – 6:30 p.m. Jan. 4 @ Kings Jan. 9 Cincinnati Country Day – 2:30 p.m. Jan. 20 Cincinnati Christian Jan. 23 @ Seven Hills – 2:30 p.m. Jan. 25 St. Bernard – 7 p.m. Jan. 27 Lockland Feb. 1 @ Glen Este Feb. 3 @ Summit Country Day Feb. 6 North College Hill – 2:30 p.m. Feb. 10 @ Cincinnati Country Day – 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 @ McNicholas – 12:30 p.m. All games are 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted


CHCA guard Erin Lloyd picks up a player control foul as she forces her way past Glen Este defender Jaimie Hamlet last February. eral NBA teams, including the New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, and Miami Heat. He was a head coach at Cincinnati Christian and led the Cincinnati Trailblazers to three Final Fours in the National Homeschool Basketball Tournament. The Eagles return several players this season, includ-

ing senior Erin Lloyd and sophomore Allie Daniel.

On the team

Name Taylor Dixon Erin Lloyd Hannah Lambert Alex Jeffers Morgan Prescott Jamie Prop Jenica Stoetzel

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Girls hoops preview

November 25, 2009

Cougars strive for 5, vie for history By Tony Meale

Mount Notre Dame girls

A program that made history last year hopes for more of the same this season. With a 52-38 win over Toledo Start in the state finals last March, Mount Notre Dame became the first Division-I program in Ohio to win four consecutive girls’ basketball state championships. South Euclid Regina, a D-III power, is the only other school to have won four straight state titles, which it did from 2000 to 2003. But this year, the Cougars have a chance to become the first program in any division to win five straight state championships. It is an opportunity they will relish. “This team is as deep as we’ve ever been,” head coach Dante Harlan said. “They want to establish their identity and carry on the legacy. They understand what it means when you put on that jersey.” MND won a state title in 2009 largely under the leadership of Kendall Hackney, Gabby Smith and Ashley Fowler, all of whom are playing D-I college basketball.

Game days

Dec. 1 @ Lakota West Dec. 3 @ Ursuline Dec. 5 Mercy Academy Dec. 10 Seton Dec. 17 @ Mercy Dec. 22 @ Heritage – 6:30 p.m. Jan. 7 McAuley Jan. 21 St. Ursula Jan. 23 @ Louisville Shoot Out – TBA Jan. 26 Ursuline Jan. 28 @ Seton Feb. 2 Mercy Feb. 4 @ McAuley Feb. 9 @ St. Ursula All games are 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted


Mount Notre Dame, which has won four straight state titles, will be led this season by junior Kathryn Reynolds, left, and sophomore Raeshaun Gaffney, right. “We’ll miss that group,” Harlan said. “Those girls knew how to play basketball.” After winning state last year, Harlan considered stepping down from the program but decided to return. “I always played around with the idea that I would leave with that group because that’s the group that came in with me at the beginning,” he said. “But as long as I have that desire to coach and have that pas-

sion and energy, I’ll do it. And it was still there.” Harlan’s top returning player this season is junior Kathryn Reynolds, who will transition from shooting guard to point guard. Reynolds, who averaged 9.7 points per game last year and shot nearly 45 percent from three-point range, has already received interest from several top colleges, including Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan State and Princeton. “Every day she’s our

biggest critic,” Harlan said. “She’s a perfectionist.” Also returning for the Cougars is sophomore guard Raeshaun Gaffney, who as a freshman played in all but one game and averaged nearly six points per contest. “That kid’s going to be something special,” Harlan said. “If teams think all we have is Kathryn Reynolds, they better be ready. (Gaffney) is dynamite.” The Cougars also return senior forward Bridget

Williams, sophomore guard Brianna Rucker and senior forward Shelby Kissel, who tore her ACL in the playoffs last year; Kissel is set to play basketball for Bellarmine University next year. “She’s already back and fighting for playing time,” Harlan said. That figures to be an ongoing theme this year, as Harlan said that no starting spot – save for Reynolds and Gaffney – is safe. “We haven’t had that in the past,” he said. “Our starting lineups have always been set. But when we do drills, I know the kids compete. They know there’s someone who could take

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On the team

Name Year Pos. Courtney Tucker 11 PG Megan Heimbuch 12 G Alex Peed 12 G Breanna Rucker 10 F/G Carling Daniels 11 F Jazmin Hayes 10 C/F Raeshaun Gaffney 10 G/PG Kathryn Reynolds 11 PG/G Avery Larkin 11 F/C Bridget Williams 12 C/F Shelby Kissel 12 F Neschelle Williams 11 C

their spot.” Harlan anticipates an upand-down regular season due to his team’s youth and strength of schedule. In addition to facing their typically tough GGCL rivals, the Cougars have a rematch with Toledo Start and play Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown, the defending D-II state champion, and Regina, the defending D-III state champion. They also play Louisville stalwarts Mercy Academy and Dupont Manual and open the season at Lakota West. Such a fierce schedule, however, should prepare MND for the state tournament. “Our goal is to win state – not just to get to Columbus,” Harlan said. “That’s the goal every year, and the girls set that goal for themselves. Are we going to win state? I don’t know.” Harlan pauses. “But by the end of the season, I know I wouldn’t want to play us.”

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The eighth-grade Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy football team celebrates being undefeated this season. The Eagle’s intricate and varied spread offense proved too much for their Miami Valley Conference opponents, and a few larger schools. Speed and execution, as opposed to size, were the hallmarks of the team. Offensive blocking and a stubborn defense added to the team’s success. In each game, CHCA scored more touchdowns than their opponents scored first downs. In front, from left, are (seventh- and eighth-graders) Ayrton Kazee, Tyler Renners, Michael O’Brien, Ennis Tate, Zach Alvarado, Cameron Murray and Cam Kennedy. In second row are Alex Strasser, Justin Sikkema, Mikey Collins, James “Shades” Gravely, Noah Marshall, Michael Lantz, David Bechtold and Nick Delcimmuto. In third row are Connor Kirbabas, Joel Peroz, Matt Overstreet, coaches Ryan Betscher, Danny Stull, Head Coach Chad Leland and Coach Thomas Hunter, Michael Blair, Jacob Brooks and Ryan Leussen. In fourth row are Jonah James, Sam Handelsman, Connor Osborne, Trevor Kirbabas, Michael Schwabe, Josh Eckert, Gabe Vizcaino, Alex Tillman and Ricky Ruehlmann. In fifth row are Payne Vanderwoude, Sam Ellison, Terrence Gholston, Nick Elder, Alex Stevens, Jean Louis Baillely, Christian Willard and Graham Lally. In back are Brandon Nobbs, Nick Marsh, Jacob Halter, Jason Walchle, Nick “Mango” Mangiaracina, Ryan Prescott, Timmy Fuller, Trenton Pfister and Grant Moss. • • •

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LOVELAND YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION (LYSA) LYSA would like to express our deepest appreciation to the parents, players and referees who made the fall soccer season a resounding success. SpeciďŹ cally, we would like to thank our volunteer parent coaches and assistant coaches for their dedication, time, energy, commitment and boundless enthusiasm. If you see these everyday heroes around town, let them know how much they’re appreciated. These are the individuals who make a difference in the lives of our youth.

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Thank you just doesn’t seem adequate To the residents of Loveland and the Cincinnati area: Connie, Drew and I wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to you for your support following the death of our son, Capt. David “Seth” Mitchell. Since the news broke on Oct. 26, our family has been showered with condolences from friends of Seth and our family, local officials and people we’ve never met. Your prayers and support have lifted us from some of the darkest days of our lives. Seth truly loved the community around Loveland.

After high school he had visited as often as possible to stay in touch with those friends that had meant so much to him. Mitchell S e t h ’ s friends from Loveland High School, including his teachers, engaged in so many activities paying tribute to him that, quite frankly, leaves us at a loss of sufficient words to thank them.

“Thank you” doesn’t seem adequate when it truly was Seth’s teachers and peer group that brought out the best in him. When we moved to Loveland, Seth, like most 11 year olds moving to a new area, didn’t think he’d fit in. Like all kids, he had his struggles, but the community of Loveland provided an atmosphere that nurtured his spirit and allowed him to believe in his dreams. Many teachers knew of his dream to be a pilot. Even though they knew that this would be a difficult path, they

always encouraged him and gave him confidence that he could succeed. We are deeply appreciative for that. Local officials throughout the city of Loveland, Clermont County and the state have honored Seth’s service to his country with flags flying at half staff, memorials and a section of Highway 48 named in his honor. From his viewpoint now, I am sure he is embarrassed, but honored. Seth would be proud that his adopted “hometown” would go to such lengths to honor all those

that serve their country honorably. In the end it is service to others that leaves an everlasting mark. We are proud of Seth’s service to his country and fellow man. We will miss him dearly. The Loveland community has ensured that his service and example will live on for future generations. The show of support for his life is why Seth was so proud to call Loveland home. Steve, Connie and Drew Mitchell are the family of David “Seth” Mitchell who was killed in Afghanistan.

Thank you, Loveland voters, from candidate Though Nov. 3 was a very nice fall day weather-wise, it was made even better for me by the warm reception I and my family and friends who worked the polls with me received from Loveland voters. It not only gave me the opportunity to encourage those who I had never met before to vote for me, but it was also a time to renew some old friendships and listen to voters express their opinions. Having attended school and church, volunteered in various organizations and lived or worked in Loveland most of my

life, campaigning this year has reinforced my life-long belief that Loveland is the best place to live, work and play. And while this year’s Loveland City Council race was uncontested, a first for many, many years, I want you to know that I am challenged to serve you to the best of my ability. I thank each and every one of you for your vote and encouragement. I now challenge you to become involved in our city as your time and interests permits you to do so.

I will take office as your newly elected council member at 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, at Loveland City Hall and I hope that you either attend or watch the meeting on your television or computer. But even more important, it is my hope that you, Loveland residents, give your elected Loveland City Council members your opinions throughout our terms of office. There will be important issues that come before council in the next few years and I want and need your input.

Again, my many thanks to everyone for their support. I look forward to serving you the next four years on Loveland City Council. Linda Cox was recently elected as a Loveland City Council member.

Linda Cox Community Press guest columnist

CH@TROOM Nov. 4 questions

The Roar, Loveland High School’s newspaper, is making noise around the world. The newspaper has received a 2009 International Honor Award for School News Media from the Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society for High School Journalists for work done during the 20082009 school year. Do you think school newspapers serve an educational purpose? What is it? No responses. Is “Sesame Street” still relevant today, 40 years after its debut? What are your favorite memories of the show? “‘Sesame’was great for my kids and now my grandchildren are learning from and relating to it as well. I like the way this show uses music to enhance learning. I relate most to Oscar the Grouch.” G.G. “Ever since they bowed to political correctness and sent ‘Cookie Monster’ off into the twilight they lost me!” C.J.W. “‘Sesame Street’ is still relevant because teaching our youngest learners the basics of reading, math and good behavior never goes out of style. I love that the characters that kept me entertained are still around to entertain my children. The addition of new characters has allowed it to stay current while maintaining the same, loving format we enjoyed years ago. I cried when Big Bird told us that Mr. Hooper had died. No kids show today would take on the tough topic of death or some of the other issues they've handled over the years.” J.H. “We loved everything about ‘Sesame Street’ when my daughter was growing up, and it’s so much fun to see how much my grandchildren enjoy the same characters. I used to enjoy the

Compared to last year, do you plan to spend more or less on gifts this holiday season? Every week The Loveland Herald asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answer to with Chatroom in the subject line. send-ups of popular singers. It was over the kids’ heads, but I loved it! Bruce Stringbean’s ‘Born To Add,’ along with some of those other rock parodies, The Beetles and ‘Letter B’ and ‘Hey Food;’ Mick Swagger and the Cobble Stones singing ‘(I Can’t Get No) Co-Operation)’; Moe Cocker with ‘A Little Yelp From My Friends;’ Billy Idle with ‘Rebel L.’ Classic. S.H.M. “The mission is the same today as it was then. There are still kids who are being educated by it. Plus it has a following of people who grew up on it and are raising kids today. I always loved the skits with the aliens ... yep yep yep.” A.H. “Sesame Street was a big part of my twin granddaughters’ life. Courtney was very seriously attached to Grover and Sarah was attached to Big Bird. When Courtney had surgery on her left leg, so did Grover. They both came out of surgery sporting a beautiful pink cast on their left leg. Big Bird and Grover made a surprise visit on their fifth birthday and Sarah was frightened so that ended her relationship with him. But at almost 21 years old I am sure Grover is still in someone’s memory. P.S. I dressed as Cookie Monster myself in a Shriner parade 20 years ago and won a prize for our organization.” I.K.

Nov. 11 question:

Do you plan to participate in “Black Friday” shopping the day after Thanks-

giving. Why or why not? If so, how early do you go? “My wife gave me a choice of either sliding down a razor blade banister into a pool of salty iodine, or going shopping on Black Friday. I’m taking the slide.” J.J. “I would not subject myself, wife or any other loved one to early morning shopping on ‘Black Friday.’ My personal experience follows working third shift at a very large 24-hour store in Eastgate. No thank you, I’ve seen too much. The yellow and black ‘crime scene tape’ is cut down in designated sales areas and total mayhem follows. It’s sorta like another potential tragic ‘Who Concert.’ I must admit at that black time, I do stop working while on the clock and watch the total disregard for personal safety and lack of concern for unknown fellow shoppers and employees on the floor. With this said, ‘Merry Christmas’ and please appreciate the reduced fruit cake bought on Christmas Eve.” J.W. “No. Because I am a man. Men seldom shop for anything other than beer. That’s why we have wives. And I can get beer anytime at a good price.” B.B. “This year, unlike previous Black Fridays, I’ll be the designated baby-sitter so the really serious ‘shop until you drop’ members of the family can be door-busters. Of course it depends on the specials that stores offer. Hopefully, the economy doesn’t put a damper on it.” R.V. “Don’t plan to go and have never been. To most men, shopping is as much fun as a prostate exam by porcupine. Shopping on

Black Friday would be like parachute jumping into a razor wire fence top. It’s unthinkable.” F.S.D. “No, I have no desire to get up before the sunrise, go out into the cold, fight the crowds, all to save a few dollars – not for me! I’ll take my time joyfully finding the right gifts for my loved ones.” M.P. “Black Friday is a day for me to avoid even if they have overly media hyped sales, specials, and bargains. “This is nothing more than difficult parking challenges, long walks, standing, waiting, and gratuitous spending for ‘gotta have’ items that after the season will most likely hold minuscule value. “Stay home. Spend quality time with those that you love and love you!” Harried Holiday Humbug “Can’t go this year and am bummed. Love getting up at 4 a.m. and store hopping with my daughters and friends. Used to find great buys on things I didn’t know I needed and couldn’t find a place to store or a good recipient. In recent years I don’t go to shop; I go for the fun. It’s a Festival for Shoppers!” S.J.P. “I started taking mild blood pressure reducing medication about six months ago. Shopping on Black Friday would NOT be a great idea for me. Besides, my kids will be in town and that time is precious. ‘Nuff said!” M.M. “What a great tradition Black Friday is in America. I actually remember when it wasn’t called Black Friday, but the biggest shopping day of the year. It takes many people to prepare for the day from the retailing side of things, from the planning and buying to presentation, hiring of extra sales people to staffing a very long day. The economy, or

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lack of, has caused havoc for retailing in general. I hope you’ll be able to join the millions that will try to hit the stores to take advantage of the bargains the day after Thanksgiving. Drive safety, be courteous and keep joy in your hearts.” E.E.C. “No way! I can't stand the long check-out lines and limited parking! I do most of my Christmas shopping online these days. I usually find the best prices online and often get free shipping.” R.K. “I always do although I buy less each year. It is more about the experience and kicking off my holiday shopping than it is about getting it all done. I find a few great bargains every year that make it worth getting up at 5 a.m. on my day off.” J.H., Florence “I may participate this year in Black Friday although I have usually worked in the past and would not have wasted a day off. However, with economic changes I am definitely going to be looking for bargains and will be out the door by 4 a.m. if not before. I am nuts!” N.C. “No, I do not plan to shop on Black Friday. I plan to shop as little as possible. If I have to shop, I prefer to do it at a time when others are not shopping.” G.G. “No, my shopping is done. The stores offer big sales and they have no extra help at the registers or sales people to help you find things; it's a total madhouse and I don't want to get run over in the stampede!” Duke “No, I hate the crowds!”



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I may not get to work in the toy-making room with the festive elves. I may not get to ride through the crisp cool air with him on the big night. However, I still believe that I have the best job of all as Santa’s helper for the Community Press. I’m a part of one of the most cherished Christmas traditions – Letters to Santa. What a wonderful gesture, children of all ages and walks of life sitting down with pen (or crayon) in hand, sharing their holiday

wishes and thoughts with our jolly ol’ friend. For those children who aren’t yet old enough to Melissa write, Mom and Dad Hayden Santa s even take time from Helper their busy schedules to send a letter on their behalf. These letters are more than a list of desired gifts, but the heart of innocence and hope! Santa’s helper was greatly

The Letters to Santa are in the little authors’ own words. Just the way Santa likes them. Any letters received after the deadline and not published here have been forwarded to the North Pole. Thank you to all who wrote letters. Merry Christmas!

Dear Santa, My brother and sister did my list for me since I’m just a little guy. I’d like: new cars, more cars, lots of cars, Play-Doh, books, Leapfrog Zippity, Bounce Back Racer. Love, Alex, 2 Glen Lake

Dear Santa, I have been pretty good this year so please bring me a Barbie house, Hungry, Hungry Hippo game, bubbles, a doggie, a new baby Emily doll and a Snow White doll. I will leave you some cookies and milk. I love you. Emily, 3 Loveland

Dear Santa, This Christmas will be my first, and I can hardly wait. I’m not completely sure how all this works, so please bear with me. I ask you for things, and you deliver them under a tree once a y e a r ? Aubrey Sounds a bit crazy, but it just might work. Anyway, this year I’ve already got my Mommy, Daddy, and big sister Maddi. I’m healthy, happy, and loved a whole lot. What more could I really, want or need? Well I guess this year I’m just writing to let you know that I’m finally here. Aubrey 2 months Loveland P.S. Maybe big sister can have an extra toy this year?

Jack, Alex and Ava Dear Santa, Thank you for all the good presents you’ve given me in the past. I would like: 2 Goosebumps Horror land books, DSI game Drawn to Life, Wii Mario & Sonic Olympic Games, Legos, Battle Striker Tournament set, Razor Spark Scooter, Ipod. Thanks, Jack, 7 Glen Lake Dear Santa, What kind of cookies would you like this year? Thanks for last year’s gifts. This year I would like: Zhu Zhu pets and house, Barbies and Barbie Furniture everything! A Baby AhChoo doll, Strawberry Shortcake Sweet Surprise, CD Boombox, ChixOs, Barbie Car. Love, Ava, 4 Glen Lake


Dear Santa, HELLO, hello Hope all is well. I’ve been really good this year, just ask Grammy and Pop Pop. I’m not sure if you had anything to do with it, but if so thanks for my baby sister. She’s lots of fun, but I would like a few more things. If it’s not too much to ask? I would like some more Wond e r p e t s , Madelyn some pretend food, oh and you can’t have too many little people. Please send Mrs. Claus and the elves my best. BYE-BYE, bye-bye LOVE YOU, love you Madelyn- 21⁄2 Loveland P.S. Thanks for the Babies and Ball-balls last year

encouraged to receive the bundles of letters from devoted Santa believers this year. I’ve been busy as... well as an elf, sorting and typing in the letters so that they may be published in this week’s paper. I love my job. I love reading all the letters and seeing all the cute pictures the kids draw or send in of themselves. It’s truly the most wonderful time of year for me. And their kind-hearted requests for Santa to remember those less fortunate, soldiers, and Mom and



Dear Santa, My name is Matthew. I am two years old. I really, really want you to bring me my own Knuffle Bunny. Every night when we read Knuffle Bunny, I ask my mom, “Where is MY Knuffle Bunny?” Please bring him to me. You can also bring me some surprises. Maybe a Lego set? I will try not to cry if I see you this year. Thanks! Matthew, 2 Montgomery

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Dear Santa Claus, We are so excited for Christmas! We would like a toy treehouse with animals, a princess doll and a computer game. We would also like a trip to the Great Wolf Lodge. Please hug the reindeer for us. Love, Bennett, 5 Lorelei, 2 Mariemont Dear Santa, I hope you have a good night flying and I hope you don’t fall down a chimney without your reindeer flying away without you. For Christmas, please ask my mom Drew if you can give me all the toys you have in your sack. I would really like to get the police set and a remote control Monster Truck. I hope you enjoy flying. Love, Drew, 4 Oakley Dear Santa, I am Tin, I’m 3. Ms. Mary asked me if I have been a good boy? Yes, I have been a good boy. Please bring me DINOSAURS, DINOSAURS, and T-Rex. Tin, 3 Mariemont


Dad melts my heart. This strong belief in Santa should make all of us feel better about life. In a world so full of skepticism, it’s refreshing to see how many children remain faithful to their belief in Santa. The letters mean a lot to Santa, too. He treasures every last drop of ink! The letters make Santa feel good and it makes all his hard work worthwhile. So, thank you to everyone who submitted a letter and a very Merry Christmas!

Dear Santa, I would like an Amarican girl doll named Chrissa. I would also like her lama. Can I also maybey get the holiday dress. And if you want something else Alexa surprise me with anything you think I would like. Thank you Santa. Alexa, 8 Loveland

Bennett and Lorelei


Dear Santa, It is Ms Mary’s In Home Preschool Day care Kido’s writing you again. First of all thank you for reading our letters from last year. Several of my students told me that they received what they asked for. This year, like last, we are sending a group letter, and picture. So, set back in your easy chair, put on your reading glasses and sip your hot chocolate while you read Abby’s, Berkley’s, Nathan’s, Tin’s, and Will’s letters to you. Thank you! Merry Christmas! Ms. Mary Mariemont Dear Santa, My name is Abby, I am 4 and half years old. I have been a good girl and a good helper to Ms.Mary with the younger children. Please bring me a Princess castle, with all of the princess not just Tinker Bell. My bike broke, can you bring me a two wheeler? Ms. Mary said, to mention a helmet also. Thanks! Abby, 4 Mariemont Dear Santa, I am Berkley, I am 5 & a half. I am in kindergarten. I barley cry anymore. I would like a Sponge Bob Lego Set, the same kind of bike that Nathan wants, An American Doll named Julie, and littlest Pet Shop. For my brother please bring him some DS Games. Thanks! Berkley, 51⁄2 Mariemont

Dear Santa, I am Nathan, I am 5 and in Kindergarten. I have been rotten. I fight with my sister sometimes, but I am trying to be good. I would like for you to bring me a bike built for two, a basketball so I can play basketball with Joe, a Star Wars Lego set and a black jeep. Thanks! Nathan, 5 Mariemont Dear Santa, My name is Will. I am just 3. I am going potty. I would like Dinosaurs. Will, 3 Cincinnati

Matthew and Cameron Dear Santa, My name is Cameron. I just lost two teeth and now I’ve turned six! I would like a Lego set. These are the three options: Space Police, Power Miners or Mission to Mars. The Legos are the most important. I would also like a robot starter kit and The Empire Strikes Back. I thought you would like some cookies and a glass of milk. Maybe with a mint, too? I can leave it for you by the fireplace of course. Thank you! Cameron, 6 Montgomery

Dear Santa Claus, WOW, I am 11⁄2 years old already! Last year when I wrote to you I didn’t need anything but this year I would love to have a new baby doll and fun winter clothes. I also need boots to play in the snow and for sledding. Please send extra toys to sick children and Elissa take care of our troops this holiday and in 2010. I forgot to tell you I will have a new baby brother or sister next Christmas so we will both be writing to you. Merry Christmas Santa! Love, Elissa Christine, 11⁄2 Deer Park Dear Santa, I’m having a good time. Thanks for my toys last year. Please bring both my sister and I some toys. I like Lightning McQueen, S e s a m e Street, Spiderman, Incredible Hulk, Larry Boy, plain old Larry Jacob Veggie Tales and guys like those, Batman, and Scooby Doo toys that are really scary. I like them and I’m not scared of them at all. Do you like them? I would also like a piston cup that is not attached to anything that is meduim sized. Please send Jesus and God a dark blue or light blue balloon. I love you God and Jesus. Thank you, Jacob, 4 Blue Ash


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HOLIDAY - THANKSGIVING Thanksgiving Day Buffet, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road. Turkey with sides, salmon, pasta, baked ham and carved beef. $29.99, $12.95 ages 4-12, free ages 3 and under. 247-9933. Montgomery. RECREATION

Gobble Gobble 5K Family Fun Run/Walk, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Swaim Park, Zig Zag and Cooper roads, Registration 7:45-8:30 a.m. Kids Fun Run 8:45 a.m. 5K family Fun Walk/Run travels through streets of Montgomery. Pets welcome. Benefits local Eastern Cincinnati YL clubs. $25, $15 ages 18 and under; Kids Fun Run free. Registration recommended. Presented by Young Life Eastern Cincinnati. 791-3730; Montgomery. F R I D A Y, N O V. 2 7


Computer and TV Recycling Drop-Off, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 2trg, 11093 Kenwood Road. Proof of Hamilton County residency required. No charge for monitors, CPUs, hard drives, mice, keyboards, laptops, docking stations, back-up batteries, power cords, modems, external hard drives, memory chips, cell phones, printers, scanners and fax machines. Program prohibits participation by businesses, churches, schools and non-profits. $20 TVs over 60 pounds, $10 TVs under 60 pounds, free for other items. Presented by Hamilton County Solid Waste Management District. 946-7766. Blue Ash.


Holiday Confections, 11 a.m. Williams-Sonoma, 7875 Montgomery Road. Demonstration. Free. 793-3445. Kenwood.


Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 8255 Spooky Hollow Road. Grass-fed Black Angus beef, freerange chicken, produce, lamb, turkey, eggs and honey. 891-4227. Indian Hill. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road. Market includes organic meat and eggs, seasonal produce and flowers. 561-7400. Indian Hill.


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


Happy Hour, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Apsara Restaurant, 4785 Lake Forest Drive. Forty percent off sushi, draft beer for $2.50 and discounted sake and wines by the glass. 554-1040. Blue Ash. Happy Hour, 5 p.m.-6 p.m. Brown Dog Cafe, 5893 Pfeiffer Road. Bar only. Drink specials: $1 off beer, $2 off martinis, $1 off any glass pours of wine and wine flights, three ounce pour, $9. Ages 21 and up. 794-1610. Blue Ash. Happy Hour, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Gravy, 1513 Ohio 28, $2 bottles and half-price select appetizers. 576-6789. Loveland. Happy Hour, 2 p.m.-7 p.m. InCahoots, 4110 Hunt Road. $2 domestic beers and well drinks, $4 house wines and martinis, $1 off all drinks and appetizers. 793-2600. Blue Ash. Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Slatt’s Pub, 4858 Cooper Road. Drink specials and half priced appetizers. 791-2223. Blue Ash.

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Rusty McClure, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 7800 Montgomery Road. Author discusses and signs “Cincinnatus: The Secret Plot to Save America.” Free. 474-3537. Kenwood.


Mike Posner, 10 p.m. Play by Play Cafe, 6923 Plainfield Road. $20. 793-3360; Silverton.


Laika Band, 9:30 p.m. Bar Seventy-One, 8850 Governors Hill Drive. $5. 774-9697. Symmes Township.


Sports Card Show & Auctions, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. VIPs permitted to enter at 10 a.m. Autographs with Hall of Famer Juan Marichal and Orlando Cepeda and former Red Eddie Milner 6-8 p.m. Moeller High School, 9001 Montgomery Road. Sports card show and memorabilia auction. More than 125 dealers booths. Buy, sell and trade. Celebrity signings. Auctions held 2 p.m. daily. $3. Presented by Archbishop Moeller High School. 398-5225; Kenwood. S A T U R D A Y, N O V. 2 8


DJ Aaron Glorius and That Guy from Okinawa, 7 p.m. Apsara Restaurant, 5541040. Blue Ash.


Great Gifts, 11 a.m. Williams-Sonoma, 7875 Montgomery Road. Demonstration. Free. 793-3445. Kenwood.


Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400. Indian Hill.


Sonny’s Solo Blues, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Guitar Lovers, 7342 Kenwood Road. 793-1456. Sycamore Township.


After Midnight, 9:30 p.m. Bar Seventy-One, 8850 Governors Hill Drive. Ages 21 and up. $5. 774-9697. Symmes Township.


Comedy Show, 8 p.m. Gravy, 1513 Ohio 28, Four comics including headliner Dave Glardon. Free. Reservations required. 576-6789. Loveland.


Our Town, 8 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Thorton Wilder classic about cycle of life through the eyes of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire. $15, $12 ages 11 and under. Presented by Stagecrafters. Through Nov. 29. 793-6237. Amberley Village.


Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive. Bonaventure House with exhibits, gift shop and library, 1797 Rich Log Cabin and 1879 Bishop-Coleman Gazebo. $3. Through Dec. 27. 683-5692; Loveland. Loveland Castle, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Weather permitting-call ahead. Loveland Castle, 12025 Shore Road. Small-scale, authentic castle. Picnic area. Group tours and special events available. $3. 683-4686; Symmes Township.


Teen Night, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive. Hang out with friends and meet new ones, participate in basketball, soccer, swimming, cornhole, rock climbing, movies, YMCA Dance Club, Guitar Hero and Sing Star. Pizza and drinks available for purchase. Bring school ID. $6, $4 member. Registration required. 791-5000. Blue Ash.


Gift Wrapping and Bow Demonstration, 1 p.m. The Container Store, 5901 E. Galbraith Road. Includes giveaways. Free. 7450600; Sycamore Township. Bringing Literacy Home Fundraiser, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cookie and punch reception 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Isle of Skye Cashmere, 7004-B Center St. Sales benefit Bringing Literacy Home, an initiative of Every Child Succeeds. 271-2589; svc/alpha/e/every-child/default.htm. Madeira.


Young Life Eastern Cincinnati is hosting the Gobble Gobble 5K Family Fun Run/Walk from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 26, at Swaim Park, Zig Zag and Cooper roads, Montgomery. Registration is from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. The Kids Fun Run is at 8:45 a.m. The event is a 5K family Fun Walk/Run that travels through the streets of Montgomery. Pets are welcome. Proceeds benefit the local Eastern Cincinnati YL clubs. The cost is $25, $15 ages 18 and under; Kids Fun Run free. Registration is recommended. Call 791-3730 or visit (Pictured) The Smith family of Blue Ash were among those that gathered for a former 5K Gobble Gobble Turkey run.


Gift Wrapping and Bow Demonstration, 1 p.m. The Container Store. 745-0600; www. Sycamore Township.


Sports Card Show & Auctions, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Autographs with Hall of Famer Juan Marichal and Orlando Cepeda and former Red Eddie Milner 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Moeller High School, $3. 398-5225; Kenwood. M O N D A Y, N O V. 3 0

Sports Card Show & Auctions, 10 a.m.5 p.m. Autographs with Hall of Famer Juan Marichal and Orlando Cepeda and former Red Eddie Milner 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Moeller High School, $3. 398-5225; Kenwood. S U N D A Y, N O V. 2 9


Williams-Sonoma Tech Class, 11 a.m. Enjoy the Holidays with Le Creuset. Williams-Sonoma, 7875 Montgomery Road. Led by culinary experts. Free. Registration required. 793-3445. Kenwood.


Our Town, 3 p.m. Mayerson JCC, $15, $12 ages 11 and under. 793-6237. Amberley Village.


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


Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227. Indian Hill. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400. Indian Hill.

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Optimal Nutrition: Textbook to Table, 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Venus, 7795 Cooper Road. Learn about benefits of Omega 3 fatty acids with Dr. Josefa Rangel, M.D. of Consults for Wellness. Jill Durr, Venus chef, demonstrates how to cook omega 3-rich meals. Includes tastings, wine and giveaways. $20. Reservations required. Presented by Venus Fitness For Her. 984-4437; Montgomery.




RELIGIOUS - COMMUNITY EDUCATION Teaching Classes, 7 p.m.-midnight, Living

Beginning Art/Painting Class, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Whatever Works Wellness Center, 7433 Montgomery Road. $15. Registration recommended. Through Jan. 25. 791-9428; www. Silverton. Computer and TV Recycling Drop-Off, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 2trg, $20 TVs over 60 pounds, $10 TVs under 60 pounds, free for other items. 946-7766. Blue Ash.



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Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227. Indian Hill. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400. Indian Hill.


Community Blood Drive, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. The Goddard School-Loveland, 6407 Branch Hill Guinea PIke. Bloodmobile. Free. Appointments recommended. Presented by Hoxworth Blood Center. 697-9663. Miami Township.

KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC Open Mic Night, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea PIke. Pub. Hosted by Jerome. Free. 697-9705. Loveland. T U E S D A Y, D E C . 1


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


Madeira Historical Society Christmas Dinner, 6 p.m. Kenwood Country Club, 6501 Kenwood Road. Choose between chicken roulade or glazed roasted pork loin. $39.95. Reservations required. Presented by Madeira Historical Society. 561-9069. Madeira.

Word Fellowship, 9781 Fields Ertel Road. A Bible-based, family focused church. Presented by Equipping Ministries International. 677-8500. Loveland.


Bringing Literacy Home Fundraiser, 10 a.m.5 p.m. Isle of Skye Cashmere, 271-2589; Madeira. T H U R S D A Y, D E C . 3

BARS/CLUBS Trivia Night, 7:30 p.m. Bar Seventy-One, 8850 Governors Hill Drive. Free. 774-9697; www. Symmes Township. BUSINESS MEETINGS

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


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

What Parents Should Know about Reading and Comprehension Development, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Langsford Learning Acceleration Center, 9402 Towne Square Ave. Presentation series for parents and caregivers on reading, comprehension development and current research. Free. Registration required. 531-7400; Blue Ash. Intuitive Development Training, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Whatever Works Wellness Center, 7433 Montgomery Road. Develop psychic skills using tarot cards and spirit artwork. Learn old fashioned art of tea leaf reading, flame messages and clairvoyantly seeing with inner eyes. Beginners start 6:30 p.m.; advanced, 7 p.m. Ages 21 and up. $10. Reservations required. 791-9428; Silverton. Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, 7 p.m. Free information session. Blue Ash YMCA, $93 per family. Registration required. 550-3337. Blue Ash.

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, 7 p.m. Free information session. Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive. Information on how to get out of debt, cash flow planning, saving, insurance and investment basics, how to achieve your financial goals and other money related topics. With Sandra Faith Hall, Dave Ramsey Certified Counselor. $93 per family. Registration required. 550-3337. Blue Ash.


Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227. Indian Hill. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400. Indian Hill.


Baby Sitter Training Course, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 10870 Kenwood Road. Ages 11-15. Learn accident prevention, first aid, diapering and feeding. $40. Registration required. 7924000; Blue Ash.


Karaoke Night, 9 p.m. Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road. Lobby Lounge. 793-4500; Blue Ash.


Bluegrass Jam Session, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Gravy, 1513 Ohio 28, With Hard-Drive. Reservations recommended. 576-6789. Loveland. PROVIDED

The Syrian Shrine Holiday Circus Extravaganza comes to the Cincinnati Gardens from Friday, Nov. 27, through Sunday, Nov. 29. Times are 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $18-22, $5 ages 12 and under. Call 800745-3000 or visit


Bringing Literacy Home Fundraiser, 10 a.m.5 p.m. Isle of Skye Cashmere, 271-2589; Madeira.


Burn off calories and help others at the 100th Thanksgiving Day Race at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 26, at Paul Brown Stadium, the start and finish line. The 10k run/walk benefits charities, including The Ronald McDonald House. Register race day or go to Entry fee is $25.


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November 25, 2009


Text-messaging God on Thanksgiving Day (To be prayed alone or with others before the main Thanksgiving meal.) Lord God, as children of our culture we are seldom at peace with what we have. We are more conscious of what we do not have and believe our happiness will come from having more. We gather together today, however, to thank you for all you have given us and for all that others have given us. Help us each day to take delight in the simple things of life, appreciate the love of those close to us, and

acknowledge how fortunate we really are. W e r e c a l l today the of Father Lou words the GerGuntzelman man mysPerspectives tic, Meister Eckhart, who said, “If the only prayer you ever say in your life is ‘Thanks!’ that will suffice.” He knew that to genuinely experience gratitude,

we must realize first of all that we have received, from whom we have received, and that ultimately every good thing in our lives comes from a beneficent God. So, for reasons known only in the stillness of our grateful hearts, each of us can our own the following Thanksgiving Day prayer:

O Divine Giver of Gifts

I stand beneath an endless waterfall of your abundant gifts to me. I thank you especially

for the blessing of life itself, the most precious of all your gifts to me. I thank you, Ever-Generous One, for clothing to wear, for food and drink to nourish my body, for books and music, for the ability to give and receive love, for all the talents and skills you’ve bestowed upon me. I thank you for the many joys of my life, for my family and my friends, for work that gives me a sense of purpose and invests my life with meaning.

I thank you as well for the sufferings and trials of my life, which in a paradoxical way, are also your gifts- and which, together with my mistakes, are among my most important teachers. I thank you for all my deceased relatives and friends who, over many generations, have contributed in unimaginable ways and helped bring me to this day and to become the person I am. Grant that I may never greet a new day without the awareness of some gift

for which to give your thanks, O God. And may constant thanksgiving be my song until I sing it forever in your heaven of endless gifts and love, Amen Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at s or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.

Be alarmed if you haven’t tested your security system Many people have home security systems to protect them in the event of a fire or break-in. But, if you have such a system, when was the last time you checked to make sure it is being properly monitored? If it’s been awhile, you could be in for a rude awakening. John Witmer of Florence relies on his security system to not only sound an alarm in his neighborhood but call the police or fire department if necessary. “We moved here in 1989, and we had the alarm system installed when we moved in. The house had already been hard-wired for it, so we just activated it with the Rollins Company,” said Witmer. The contract called for continuous monitoring of the alarm system at a

monthly cost of $26. “We know it worked because one of our neighbors Howard Ain came in Hey Howard! one time with a key, inadvertently while we were gone, and the police and fire department showed up to harass her – so we know the system functioned,” he said. In 1997, Security Link took over from Rollins and four years later ADT bought them out. “The only contact we had with ADT – they made a phone call and asked us how we wanted to be billed, a check deduction or send a bill, and we wanted a bill,” Witmer said.

They continued to receive and pay monitoring bills for eight years until, “A couple of weeks ago my wife inadvertently bumped into our emergency medical button and the alarm went off in the house,” Witmer said. They turned off the alarm and called ADT to say it was a false alarm.“We called, they answered and said, ‘What event.’ Well, one thing led to another and we started testing the system,” Witmer said. The problem is, although ADT was now billing Witmer, the alarm system was still programmed to call a now non-existent phone number at Rollins. So, although ADT was billing for monitoring, it really wasn’t able to receive the call. Witmer says he’s learned a valuable lesson.

“We were just flabbergasted to find out we weren’t being monitored,” said Witmer. Because so many years have elapsed since he signed that Rollins contract, there’s no documentation to show which type of monitoring service plan Witmer had signed up for – the company periodic testing or customer testing.

ADT has now offered to refund some of Witmer’s money, put in a new system, and provide three years worth of free monitoring. Bottom line, no matter which company you have, you need to have periodic tests of your home security system to make sure everything is working. But first call the alarm company to say you’re

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Celebrate with cranberry salad recipes

By the time you read this column, your Thanksgiving preparations will be underway. As you get ready for the h o l i d a y, focus on the blessings in your life, Rita and put Heikenfeld the burdens in Rita’s kitchen G o d ’ s hands. That’s where they belong, anyway. This year, because of the economy, a lot of us are facing challenges we never had before. But remember, whether your table is laden with food or more meagerly set out, contentment is not the fulfillment of what you desire, but the realization of how much you already have, and the most important things are not “things.” Have the best Thanksgiving ever!

Cranberry celebration salad like Kroger

This recipe is one that I

get requests for each year. And it’s a keeper for sure. Kroger’s salad has a loose texture, and both Ginny and Marilyn replicated this. Most likely, Ginny’s is closer to what I tasted at Kroger, since hers uses whole cranberry sauce. But both sound equally good.

Ginny Moorehouse’s cranberry celebration salad:

“I’ve been making this for years for my family,” Ginny said. 1 pkg. cherry or strawberry Jell-O 1 cup boiling liquid: 1⁄2 cup each orange juice and water 13⁄4 cups cranberry sauce, jellied type 1 cup diced celery (optional but good) 1 ⁄2 cup chopped walnuts 3 ⁄4 cup crushed drained pineapple Dissolve Jell-O in boiling liquid. Add cranberry sauce

and blend. When it starts to congeal, add other ingredients. This will not get real firm.

Marilyn Hoskin’s cranberry celebration salad:

Try substituting cherry Jell-O if you like. 15 oz. crushed pineapple, drained – save juice 1 ⁄2 cup cranberry juice 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 pkg., 3 oz., raspberry Jell-O 15 oz. can whole cranberry sauce 1 ⁄2 cup chopped walnuts Boil pineapple, cranberry and lemon juice together. Add Jell-O. Remove from heat and stir in cranberries. Put in refrigerator until almost set. Add pineapple and nuts. Add a half cup of chopped celery if you like.

Rita’s ‘like’ Frisch’s pumpkin pie

I’ve shared this before and the requests for it come in on a regular basis this time of year. When I was first trying to clone this, I called Frisch’s and the word from

Karen Maier, VP of marketing, was that the recipe is proprietary. Karen did say Frisch’s uses only pumpkin (read the label on your can of pumpkin purée – it could have winter squash included as they are members of the pumpkin family and can be used interchangeably). They hold their puréed pumpkin for a year in the can – and that “ages” it and makes a nicely set pie. They also add cornstarch for the same reason. The main ingredients are not unlike what you’d make at home, just hugely different proportions and “secret” spices. Here’s as close as I can get. I’ll add a half teaspoon or so of cornstarch if I’m using home canned pumpkin, as it’s a bit looser than purchased pumpkin. If you want, add more of the spices to your taste.

1 can, 15 oz., pure pumpkin purée 1 can, 12 oz., evaporated milk 3 ⁄4 cup sugar 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 3 ⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt 2 eggs, slightly beaten

Whisk pumpkin, milk, sugar and spices together. Add salt and eggs and blend. Pour into pastrylined pan. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes; lower temperature to 350 degrees and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until set. Serves eight.

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“Wow! The recipes for Fern Storer’s chili are still coming in, and the best part is the stories that go with them. I think she’s up in heaven ladling up a batch right now …” lows, refrigerate overnight. In saucepan over low heat, heat juice, sugar, flour, egg and vinegar. Stir continually and cook until thick. Refrigerate overnight. Next day, combine Cool Whip, flour mixture, pineapple mixture, apples and nuts. Makes a large bowl. ”

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Visit Rita online at for tips on preparing your Thanksgiving turkey. Or call the hotlines at: Butterball – 800-288-8372; USDA – 800-535-4555. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Or call 513-2487130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at

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Clermont County residents can get card to save on medications Clermont County residents who are un-insured or under-insured might be able to save a little money on prescription medications. The county has joined the National Association of Counties Managed Pharmacy Benefit Services Agreement, a free program that provides prescription discount cards to residents, and the cards are being distributed. Because Clermont County already is a member of the National Association of Counties, the Managed Pharmacy Benefit Services Agreement program came at no cost to the county and is free for citizens, said Robert Sander, human resources director for Clermont County. With the program, card-

holders will be able to receive a 30-percent discount on generics and a 14percent discount on name brand medications, Sander said. He said the percentage savings are an average and the actual savings depend on the medication and the pharmacy. The discount card can not be used in conjunction with insurance, Sander said, but even those who are insured should still pick up a card in case they need a medication not covered by their insurance plan or even if they need a medication for their pet. He said medications that are prescribed for human conditions as well as for pets can be discounted with the card. Ninety percent of pharmacies around the nation

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troubles. The church is offering a Cancer Support Hotline. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance with a cancer diagnosis, call the church’s Cancer Support Hotline (231-4172) to talk to a cancer survivor or caregiver. The church is at 7515 Forest Road, Anderson Township; 231-4172;

Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church

“Divorce Care,” a 13-week program that addresses emotional issues associated with divorce, is being offered through Nov. 30. The sessions are offered free of charge from 7-9 p.m. at the church. Experts on topics such as anger, resentment and loneliness will conduct the meetings in a support group setting. Contact Melanie Stearns at 561-4220. The chapel is at 5125 Drake Road, Indian Hill; 561-4220.

Ascension Lutheran Church

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Ascension’s Sunday worship service is at 10 a.m. Sunday school and adult forum begin at 9 a.m. A nursery is provided during worship. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288;

Calvary Presbyterian Church

The church is hosting its annual Turkey Dinner Saturday, Dec. 5. Everything is homemade by the congregants. It includes turkey, dressing, gravy, green beans, rolls and pie. It also includes a raffle, bake tables and a bazaar area. Dinner seats are scheduled for 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Call 561-1942 for tickets. The church is at 7416 Elm St., at Walton Creek Road, Plainville; 271-2196.

Church of God of Prophecy

The church hosts Sunday School at 10 a.m. and worship is at 11 a.m. Sundays. Bible Study is at 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

Epiphany United Methodist Church

The church is at 8105 Beech Ave., Deer Park; 793-7422.

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

Cookies and Santa from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. The event features games, crafts, clowns, refreshments and have your picture taken with Santa. It is free. Advent Vesper Service is at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. The event features “Journey of Promises” by Joseph Martin with choir and full orchestra. It is free. The Drive Through Nativity is from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13. It features live animals. Live actors tell the Christmas story in 10 scenes. It is free. Kids Morning Out is from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday through Thursday. It is open to children 6 months-kindergarten. The cost is $10 for one child and $15 for families of two or more. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 791-3142;

Clough United Methodist

The church is hosting the 3rd annual Community Carol Fest at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, in the Anderson Township area. Several church choirs and the Little Miami High School Chorus will be joining together to present this Christmas event. Choirs will each sing 2 or 3 special Christmas songs. The major part of the program will be audience participation with everyone present singing familiar Christmas carols. The carol sing-along will be followed by light refreshments. The event is free. Call the church office at 231-4301 or visit The church is at 2010 Wolfangle Road, Anderson Township; 2314301.

Connections Christian Church

The church has contemporary worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 7421 East Galbraith Road, Madeira; 791-8348.

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 will host DivorceCare at 7 p.m. Wednesday evenings beginning Dec. 2. If you have, or are going through a divorce, this class, led by Tom Kyle and April Office, offers hope and healing. Make your reservation by contacting Pastor Lisa, 677-9866. ext. 202. Christmas Eve services at Epiphany United Methodist Church, 6635 Loveland-Miamiville Road, will be 4 p.m. Children’s Service; 5:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Service led by the Youth; 7 p.m. Contemporary Communion Service with candlelight; and 11 p.m. Traditional Lessions and Carols with communion and candlelight. Breakfast with Santa at Epiphany United Methodist Church will be from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. Breakfast will be served starting at 8:30 a.m. Santa will make an appearance and check every boy and girls Christmas list, have his picture taken with each child and provide helpers for the children to do crafts. The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 6779866.

Faith Christian Fellowship Church

Rock Church ministry for seventh through 12th grade meets the third Saturday of each month 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Features DJ, dancing, games, prizes and concessions. The church is presenting a Christmas play entitled, “The Honeycruisers’ Christmas” Wednesday, Dec. 2. The church has been hosting some sort of a Christmas party/musical for many years, each year creating a new theme or skit or a variety of entertaining, “get you in the mood for Christmas” acts. In 1988, FCFC began the tradition with a simple Christmas party, caroling and gift shop. Now, in 2009, the first Wednesday in December at FCFC means a dinner open to the public beginning at 6:15 p.m. followed by singing of Christmas carols, special music and the main event Christmas play. The evening ends with a visit from Santa. All are welcome and the night of laughter, music, traditions and surprises is at no cost. The church is at 6800 School St., Newtown; 271-8442.

Forestville Baptist Church

The church welcomes Mike Riddle from Answers in Genesis for the Christian Teachers Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. The one-day course is designed to prepare Christians to teach and present accurately and with confidence a biblical worldview of origins using the Bible, scientific evidence and critical thinking skills. The workshop is ideal for Christian school teachers, Sunday school teachers, pastors, youth leaders, home school teachers, parents and anyone wanting to learn more about this topic. The event costs $39 and includes lunch and materials. To register, call the church at 474-3884. The church is at 1311 Nagel Road, Anderson Township; 474-3884. 0000368511

Are you currently unemployed or seeking a new job? Are you afraid, unsure, needing encouragement and hope? The Anderson Hills United Methodist Church Healing and Wholeness Ministry is holding a special service just for you. At 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, they will be offering encouraging words and praying for God’s provision, guidance and restoration for those who are in this time of transition. Join them in the Chapel. The church is hosting a Healing and Wholeness Service at 6 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month. It is a special prayer service for those seeking God’s hand in times of physical, emotional and spiritual

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

The church is hosting Scrapbooking from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. nearly every third Monday. Free childcare is provided. You must register by 5 p.m. Friday before the Monday event. For more information, call the church at 891-1700. The dates are: Dec. 14, Jan. 25, Feb. 22, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 7, July 19 and Aug. 16. The church is at 7701 Kenwood Road, Kenwood; 891-1700.

Hartzell United Methodist

All are welcome to join the Monday Bible Study from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Pastor’s Parlor; current study is a book by James Moore, “Attitude is Your Paintbrush.” More information available by contacting the church at 891-8527. The church is at 8999 Applewood Drive, Blue Ash; 891-8527.

Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church

The church is offering weekly adult Sunday school classes and monthly mid-week contemplative services and labyrinth walks. Visit for dates, times and locations. Nursery care for infants is provided each Sunday from 8:15 to 11:45 a.m. The church is at 1345 Grace Ave.; 871-1345.

Kenwood Fellowship Church

The church has a new contemporary worship service from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays. The services will feature contemporary worship music in a relaxed atmosphere with biblical teaching that will resonate with the fast-paced lifestyles that many of us find ourselves in today. The church is at 7205 Kenwood Road; 891-9768.

Linwood Baptist Church

The church invites the community to participate in a Christmas Talent Show Sunday, Dec. 6, to benefit the church’s Camp Kirkwood ministry. Sing, tell a story/joke, play an instrument, do a skit, (any Christmas-themed/family-friendly/sanctuary-appropriate talent). Pre-show dinner is at 6 p.m. and is free of charge. Call 871-8642 to sign up your “act.” The church is at 4808 Eastern Ave., Linwood; 231-4912.

Loveland Presbyterian Church

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

Loveland United Methodist

The new service times are 8:30 to 9:20 a.m. for the Traditional Service, 9:40 to 10:40 a.m. for the Contemporary Service and Sunday School and 11 a.m. to noon for the Blended Service and Sunday School. Join the United Methodist Women from 9:45 a.m. to 11 a.m. the first Thursday morning of each month for UMW, a time of fellowship, devotion and ministry at LUMC. The purpose of the UMW is “to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.” The church is hosting “The Living Nativity” from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, and Sunday, Dec. 6. “The Living Nativity” is their annual outreach to the community at Christmas. This year will mark the eighth season. The event is free. The Living Nativity Walking Tour takes place outside in the lower level parking lot of Loveland United Methodist Church, so please dress warmly. The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-1738.

Madeira-Silverwood Presbyterian Church

The church will celebrate the Advent season with a “Breakfast in Bethlehem” from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28. The cost is $5 and includes materials for crafts. A photographer will be available to take family photos. Reservations are required. Call 791-4470. The church is at 8000 Miami Ave., Madeira; 791-4470.

Montgomery Assembly of God

The Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Holiday Concert is at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at Montgomery Assembly of God. It is free and open to all ages. Enjoy the festive sounds of Christmas, as the Orchestra joins the Cincinnati Brass Band, the Cincinnati Boychoir and the Cincinnati Choral Society. Also, a tribute to composer Bonia Shur, director of Liturgical Arts at Hebrew Union College. Call 232-0949. The church is at 7950 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-6169.

New Church of Montgomery

The church conducts worship at 10:30 a.m., Sundays and Divine Providence Study Group the first four Sundays of the month from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The church is located at 9035 E. Kemper Road, Montgomery; 4899572.

Our Lady Of The Holy Spirit Center

The center is hosting the Vatican International Eucharistic Miracles Exhibit. Visit this extensive photographic essay – more than 140 panels detailing manifestations of the True Presence from throughout the world. The exhibit runs Dec. 7 through Jan. 2. The hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday throught Friday; and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. A free will donation is accepted. The center is hosting Advent Concert by Regina Caeli Schola Cantorum! It is a a beautiful collection of hymns and readings to point us to the birth of Our Lord sung by a talented youth a cappella group dedicated to restoring Gregorian chant. It kicks off the Vatican International Exhibit. The concert is at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. Donations are accepted. The center is at 5440 Moeller Ave., Norwood; 351-9800.

Parkside Christian Church

The Forest-Aires women’s chorus is presenting a 45-minute Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the church as a gift to the community. The event is free and includes refreshments. The church is at 6986 Salem Road, Mount Washington; 231-9482.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

Worship times: 5 p.m. Saturdays; 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sundays. Thanksgving Eve Worship is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, to give thanks by gathering around the Word and Holy Communion. Popcorks celebrate Christmas at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Club House at Heritage Green. The theme will be “Celebrate Christmas” featuring wines that can be served during the holiday season. Call for reservations. Women’s Christmas Breakfast: Celebrate the Christmas season with a pot luck breakfast. A craft will be offered. Sign up at church. The church is at 101 South Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-4244.

River Hills Christian Church

Thriving Moms is a group for moms of infants through high school students; meets weekly to receive encouragement and instruction, make friends and have fun; held 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; child care provided. There is a Christian counselor as the parent coach, as well as a mentor mom. Call 583-0371. The church is at 6300 Price Road, Loveland; 677-7600.

St. Paul Community United Methodist Church

St. Paul Church services are 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. for Traditional Worship and 9:30 a.m. for Contemporary Worship with Praise Band. Childcare is provided. The church is at 8221 Miami Road, Madeira; 891-8181; www.

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Loveland Herald

November 25, 2009


Local children perform in ‘Nutcracker’

New race captains


Loveland’s Amazing Race will bring back three veteran 2010 quadrant captains and welcome one new to the team. They are, from left: front row, Tom Grome, Chris Khwaja, Steve Brown and Kent Blair; back row, race committee members Martin Schickel, Kathy Ray, Gary Huber and chairman Doug Portmann. Grome joins the team from Eastern Research Group Inc. and is a volunteer from previous years. Portmann, founder and chairman of the race, said, “We look for people who can take charge of an area, they need a determined problem solving mindset. Throughout that they must understand that the participants are here for a memory making great time, so like in this picture, we keep our sense of humor. Our quadrant captains are people that can maximize resources, emphasizing that, “as a charity event much must be accomplished with little in order to maximize what we can do for our charities.”

Nothing warms the holiday heart like “The Nutcracker.” This classic ballet certainly does for 86 children from Southern Ohio and Northern Kentucky, who are preparing to kick off the 2009-2010 season presentation of Cincinnati Ballet’s Frisch’s presents “The Nutcracker.” Loveland-area residents in “The Nutcracker” Lauren Crall, Rachel Sharpless, Allison Jenkins and Marren Jenkins. The talented kids have been hard at work since their September audition. To put extra sparkle in this year’s production, they have been rehearsing every weekend, in addition to completing their regular dance and academic studies. Nutcracker performances begin Dec. 16 at The Aronoff Center. There are 13


Loveland area residents in “The Nutcracker” are, from left: Lauren Crall, Rachel Sharpless, Allison Jenkins and Marren Jenkins. performances between Dec. 16-Dec. 27, including two student matinees. Tickets are $30 to $70. They are available at The

Cincinnati Ballet Box Office at 621-5282, Aronoff Box Office at 621-2787 or online at

Medicare help can save money Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) to present the Nov. 9 check up event. OSHIIP will present information about Medicare and Part D Prescription Drug plans, along with updates for the new plan year. After the presentation, COA staff will provide individuals with personal plan comparisons. To find out more about the extra Medicare help available or to learn about other programs, call Council on Aging at 721-1025 or visit Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio (COA) is a nonprofit organization.


already a beneficiary – attend Council on Aging’s Medicare check-up event, 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Nov. 9, at the Sycamore Senior Center, 4455 Carver Woods Drive, Blue Ash. Registration is suggested, though walk-ins are welcome. To register, call COA at 345-3306. Participants should bring the following information: a list of their current prescription drugs including dosages, and the name and address of their preferred pharmacy. COA is partnering with the Ohio Department of Insurance’s Ohio Senior

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Medicare offers several different programs to help lower-income seniors with out-of-pocket medical costs, such as co-payments, premiums, deductibles, and prescriptions. “We know that many people qualify for these big savings, but they don’t even know it,” said Suzanne Burke, CEO of Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio. “They can find out more information about Medicare help and other programs by calling our office. Trained professionals will help assess what programs seniors may be eligible for and help them enroll.” Medicare beneficiaries who think they might be eligible for Medicare assistance programs, should call COA at 721-1025. Whether you qualify for extra help, now is the time for a Medicare check up. Medicare beneficiaries should review their coverage annually because drug formularies, provider networks and plan benefits change from year to year. The best time for a Medicare check up is during the open enrollment period, Nov. 15 to Dec. 31. To get unbiased information and help in selecting a Medicare plan – whether you are new to Medicare or


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Loveland Herald


November 25, 2009

Cincinnati Rare Coin Gallery Thinking about birds, NOW OPEN: FLORENCE RARE COIN! See Below!

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Selling ANYTHING of value to outof-town, traveling buyers may very well be the worst financial decision of your life! READ BELOW!!!


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We have a HUGE RETAIL BASE of customers actively seeking complete and partial sets of US Coins Indian Head Cents Lincoln Cents Bust Halves Large Cents Seated Halves Barber Dimes & Quarters Barber Halves

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We are the area’s leading buyer of broken & unwanted jewelry, flatware and many, many other items of gold & silver. WE SELL DIRECTLY TO THE REFINERY!

When out of town or other interests set up in hotels or convention centers, they run large ads to create a sense of urgency in those who have Gold, Coins, Silver, Etc. Selling such items without our offer could be among the most costly mistakes you could ever make! Out of town estate buyers sneak into town by cover of darkness and make their “getaway” a week later, leaving you no recourse. We’ve tested them, and the results would SHOCK YOU! If you have Gold, Silver, Coins or Currency, don’t go to hotels, motels, nor “fly by night” operations that have popped out of nowhere. Choose to do business where business is done the way it should be done. No silly “scams” nor “angles” to get you to come to us; just the plain and simple fact that if you don’t, you’ll lose money.

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Attracting birds to your landscape is a great way to help control insects in the summer, and a great way to liven up those humdrum winter days. One of the best ways to attract birds is gardening for birds. It’s a fun way to work with nature, beautify your yard, and learn about wildlife at the same time. Planting evergreens to provide year-round protection, planting deciduous trees and shrubs to provide a habitat for the birds as well as a natural source of food, and designing water in the garden, whether it’s a small pond or bird bath, are all ways to garden for the birds, as well as creating an attractive landscape. Of course, the easiest way to attract birds is by supplying them with a source of food in a bird feeder. If you’re already feeding the birds, good for you! And if you aren’t, it’s never too late to start. Now here are three very important tips about feeding the birds: • Always use a highgrade bird feed. Cheap feed, although less expensive, has fillers most birds won’t eat, and actually becomes a waste of your money. • Always provide water for the birds. It’s as important as the food. Not only do they need water to drink, more importantly, they need water to clean themselves over the winter! This is very important to their survival. • Clean your bird feeders every now and then, using soap and water, or try a 10 percent bleach/90 percent water solution. Clean it well, rinse well, rinse again, let it dry, and refill with a high-grade bird food. This process helps to eliminate moldy feed, which can be life threatening to birds, as well as help sanitize the feeder to prevent against unwanted bird dis-

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF SYMMES TOWNSHIP Notice is hereby given that the Board of Trustees of Symmes Hamilton Township, will Ohio, County, hold a Special Meeting on December 8, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of presenting the collected Toys-for-Tots; awarding the contract for the Rozzi Demolition; ranking of the Construction Manager for the Rozzi Park Project; and discussion of the Board’s future goals. This meeting will be held at the Township Admin. Bldg., 9323 Union Cemetery Road. John C. Borchers Fiscal Officer, Symmes Township 1001519323

eases. (Visit www.wildbirdcenter. com/mas for more birding information)

Amaryllis a favorite

Light up the holidays and those bleak winter days – plant bulbs! A holiday favorite, Amaryllis is one of the easiest bulbs to bring into flower, not only for the holidays, but over the winter as well. Amaryllis are available in many different colors, single and double blooms, and gives one outstanding show when in flower. Now here are a few tips for growing amaryllis in your home: • When buying your amaryllis bulbs, remember, the larger the bulb, the more flower stalks it will have – which means more flowers! You’ll find different sizes with different costs available in your local garden stores. • Plant your amaryllis bulb in a 6- to 8-inch pot (good drainage), using a top grade potting soil. Plant the bulb so that it’s buried up to the bottom of the neck of the bulb, and water it in. • Place your newly planted amaryllis in a warm, well lit area, and water sparingly at first, then water as needed once it starts to grow. Let the soil get close to dry before watering each time. • It usually takes about 6-8 weeks for the bulb to flower, so plan accordingly. Planting amaryllis now, should have them starting to show colors just before Christmas. • Once the amaryllis flower is finished, cut it off (stalk and all) and grow your amaryllis indoors as a houseplant this winter, then outside during the summer. There’s a real good chance you can get it to flower again next year! And buy several bulbs, staggering their planting times about

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF SYMMES TOWNSHIP Notice is hereby given that the Board of Trustees of Symmes Hamilton Township, will Ohio, County, hold a Special Meeting on December 8, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. for the purpose of entering Executive Session to discuss an appointment of a public employee. This meeting will be held at the Township Admin. Bldg., 9323 Union Cemetery Road. John C. Borchers Officer, Fiscal Symmes Township 1001519310

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The following legislation was passed by Loveland City Council at their November 10, 2009 meeting: 2009-67 A resolution commemorating Veterans Day in the City of Loveland, Ohio 2009-68 A resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a professional services contract with RBC for bond underwriting services. 2009-69 An ordinance authorizing the sale of personal property of the City of Loveland not needed for municipal purposes and declaring an emergency. Misty Cheshire, Clerk of Council City of Loveland The above listed legislation is available for inspection at the City Manager’s office, 120 West Loveland Avenue, Loveland, Ohio during normal office hours.

3-4 weeks apart. Then you’ll have great indoor colors, all winter long!

Ron Wilson In the garden

Fragrant paperwhites

Here’s another way to light up the holidays and winter months indoors, but this time, you’ll get great colors and a great smell! That’s right – by planting paperwhite bulbs, not only will you add great colors indoors, but you’ll also add a wonderful fragrance! There are several ways to plant paperwhites indoors – you can use a pot with a top grade potting soil and simply nest the bulbs into the soil and add water, but one of my favorite ways is to nestle them in a saucer of gravel. • Simply grab a saucer, and fill with small sized gravel or stones. Nestle the bottoms of your paperwhites into the gravel, and then add water, bringing the level up to and covering the bottom of the bulbs. • Place the saucer of bulbs in a well lit warm area, and your paperwhites will jump into action and start growing right away! Monitor the water levels and keep it just at the base of the bulbs. These take about 3-5 weeks to flower, so plan accordingly. • And if your bulbs seem to be coming along too quickly, simply move them into a cooler area, and they will slow down. And to keep your paperwhites from getting really tall, add a splash of gin to the water! Yep, just a shot of gin (or vodka or other clear liquor) will keep these beauties shorter and stockier. Buy extras and plant on an every three- or fourweek schedule. That way you’ll have colors and fragrances indoors, all winter long. Ron Wilson is marketing manager for Natorp’s Inc. Garden Stores and is the garden expert for 55KRC-AM and Local 12. Reach him at


Loveland resident Jamison Couch, son of the late Army Spc. John Couch, is able to go to college because of the sacrifices his father made for this country. Spc. Couch died as a result of a service-connected incident. He received numerous medals and commendations including the National Defense Service Medal. Thanks to the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund, the newest scholarship recipient in the Couch family is Jamison, a freshman engineering major at the University of Cincinnati. His sister, Krista, has been on the scholarship for four years. The Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund has awarded more than $3 million to the sons and daughters of military heroes. To learn more about Freedom Alliance and the scholarship fund, visit, or


November 25, 2009

Loveland Herald


Card party

The Loveland Woman’s Club recently held their annual card party at the Loveland Presbyterian Church. Hostesses Carol Williams and Laurie Gordon organized the event and welcomed 100 ladies who were treated to lunch and a fun-filled afternoon. Proceeds from the party will help fund general scholarships awarded by the Loveland Woman’s Club in 2010.


your Social Security number, ask why it’s necessary, and what safeguards they have in place to protect your information. • Minimize the number of credit cards you have, and only carry one or two in your wallet. It’s a good idea to keep a list of all your credit cards, bank accounts, and investments in a safe place. • Never leave envelopes containing bills and checks in places where there’s a danger of their being stolen. Consider mailing your bills at the post office, rather than leaving them for your letter carrier at your front door or mailbox. • Think about computer safety-never use obvious or easily guessed passwords or PINs, and always create passwords that combine letters and numbers. • Be wary of “phishing” schemes. Phishing is a fastgrowing type of fraud that usually starts as an E-mail or pop-up designed to trick you into revealing personal financial details. Never reply to emails asking for personal details, or even click on links in emails that appear suspicious.

• Be careful what you throw away! Trash is a prime target for identity thieves, so take the time to shred all paperwork containing sensitive information, including pre-approved credit offers. The most secure shredders are “cross cut” shredders, because they ensure that the documents cannot be reassembled. • Carefully review financial statements each month for unauthorized use, including your credit cards, bank statements, and phone bills. Alert your creditors immediately, in the event that you notice a discrepancy. • Do a “check up” on your credit history once every year. Securing this information is easy-simply visit or call 877-3228228. You’ll be able to get one free credit report each year from each of the three major credit bureaus. Another important consideration: determine whether you have protection in the event that you are victimized. Many credit card companies offer protection against identity theft. Ask your credit card agent

or company representative if yours does. In addition, a few insurance companies now offer identity theft assistance as part of their standard homeowners insurance. This assistance can prove invaluable, because it can help guide victims through the arduous process of reclaiming their good names. MetLife Auto & Home was the first insurer to offer ID theft resolution service at no additional premium on its automobile, homeowners, renters, and condo policies. “Having a representative work with you to restore your good name can provide you with greater peace of mind, as well as lessen the time that it will take to resolve the problem,” Diehl said. “This representative will work with you, to make certain that all the appropriate steps are taken, including notifying the appropriate authorities, tracking and monitoring credit files, and working with grantors of credit until the situation is resolved.” For additional information on Diehl Insurance, call 965-003 or visit the agency at



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Mason United Methodist Church 6315 S. Mason-Montgomery Rd. (near Tylersville Rd. intersection) 513-398-4741 8:30 & 11:00 AM Traditional Worship 9:45 AM Contemporary Worship 1:30 PM Esperanza Viva, Hispanic Worship 9:40 & 11:00 AM Sunday School Childcare available

Sharonville United Methodist

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Take I-275 to exit 57 toward Milford, Right on McClelland, Right on Price, church soon on Right


7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery (East of I-71 on Pfeiffer Rd) Worship Schedule 10:00 a.m. Worship and Holy Communion Baby sitter provided Pastor: Josh Miller

Good Shepherd (E LCA)

7701 Kenwood Rd.


(across from Kenwood Towne Centre) Saturday night at 5:00 and Sunday morning at 8:00, 9:00, 9:30 & 11:00am Pastors: Larry Donner, Pat Badkey, Jesse Abbott

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

NorthStar Vineyard Community Church

Sunday 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. Loveland High School, off of Rich Rd. 683-1556


Lake Isabella hosts sale Make a great catch at the Lake Isabella Holiday Fishing Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at Lake Isabella and Miami Whitewater Forest. Fish for deals on rods, reels, tackle, lures and other gift items perfect for that angler in the family. All rods and reels will be 10 percent off and fishing lures 15 percent off. Take 50 percent off on select tackle and equipment. Catfish rod and reel combo’s will be available for up to 25 percent off, Daiwa Sweepfire reels on sale for $11.99 (a $21.99 value) and select Bomber, Rebel, Cordell and Pradco lures will be four for $10 (a $20 value) in all colors and size. Hamilton County Park District gift certificates will be available and make a great gift. No rain checks are available and limited to quantities are on hand. Lake Isabella is at 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road. Miami Whitewater Forest is at 9001 Mt. Hope Road. A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($5 annual; $2 daily) is required to enter the parks. For additional information, visit or call the Lake Isabella Boathouse at 791-1663.


9:30 am Sunday School 10:45 am Sunday Morning Worship 6:30 pm Sunday Eve Service 7:00 pm Wednesday Family Night

Ten tips to prevent identity theft

Federal Trade Commission statistics estimate that almost 10 million Americans were victims of some sort of identity theft last year. Surprisingly, the majority of identity theft cases do not result in outof-pocket expenses for victims; what most victims lose is time and their sense of personal security. “Clearing your name after an identity theft can be a very complicated and disruptive process,” said Eric Diehl, owner of Diehl Insurance. “There are a lot of people to notify, including creditors, credit bureaus and law enforcement. It can take many months – or possibly years – before you get your life back in order, and clear your name. Fortunately, there are steps that can be taken to avoid ever becoming a victim in the first place, and also services that can help you restore your name should you become a victim.” To reduce the likelihood of being a victim of identity theft: • Be careful with your Social Security number. Avoid carrying your Social Security card in your wallet, and don’t print your number on personal checks. • Only release your Social Security number when it’s absolutely necessary. Legally, almost no one has the right to require it, and most merchants and companies have the ability to do a background check without it. • If a merchant asks for


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UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 "Come Home This Christmas: Hope !"

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

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 Ave. (off Oak St.), Loveland OH


Join the Lebanon Mason Monroe (LM&M) Railroad on a vintage holiday train ride to visit Santa Claus! Ticket includes the following activities — Take a picture with Santa, be entertained by Santa’s elves and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate with a holiday cookie!

General Admission Tickets $15 each (Regularly $20)

4pm Ride Only!

*Arrive 15 minutes prior to ride time

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8999 Applewood Dr Blue Ash 891 8527

(off Larchview, off Plainfield at Cross County Hwy.) email: Sunday School 9 AM & 10:30 AM Sunday Worship 9 AM & 10:30 AM Child Care provided 10:30AM

Rev. Robert Roberts, Pastor


4309 Cooper Rd. At Reed Hartman Hwy 791-1153 • Rev. Michael Brewer, Pastor • 9:00 AM Sunday School for all ages • 10:30 AM Worship Nursery Care Provided Fellowship Hour following Worship Service

MADEIRA SILVERWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8000 Miami Ave. 791-4470 Contemporary Worship 9:00 am

Church School for Everyone 10:10 am

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Montgomery Presbyterian Church


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Loveland Herald


November 25, 2009

| DEATHS | POLICE | Editor Dick Maloney | | 248-7134

Women taking swine flu more seriously than men

A new American Red Cross poll shows that while concerns about exposure to the H1N1 (swine flu) virus remain high, women are more likely than men to make extra efforts to cover coughs and sneezes with tissue, wash their hands more carefully and use hand sanitizer more often. Since it was first identified in April, the H1N1 virus has been spreading across the country and the world. The new Red Cross survey of 1,005 adults in the U.S., which was completed Oct. 11, found that 22 percent said they know someone who has had the H1N1 virus. The survey found significant differences in how men and women have reacted to the threat of the H1N1 flu. The survey also found that vaccination is on the minds of women. The survey found that more women (35 percent) have gotten their seasonal flu shots this year than men (26 percent). At the same time, women are more concerned than men about the safety of the H1N1 vaccine, with 60 percent of women expressing concern to 44 percent of men. The survey also looked at how Americans are responding to H1N1 in the work place and found that in the past two months, in one in five households, someone has gone to work or school when they were

Survey says

A sampling of results from a Red Cross survey about swine, or H1N1, flu: Made an extra effort to cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue: Women – 83% Men – 67% Made an extra effort to clean surfaces at home or at work with disinfectant Women – 72% Men – 53% Started to use hand sanitizer more often Women – 66% Men – 50% Made an extra effort to avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth Women – 64% Men – 47% sick. While 70 percent of Americans are confident that they could take time off from work to care for someone with the flu, only 20 percent have actually talked to their supervisor about what happens if they need to take time off from work. Additional survey findings: • 78 percent started washing their hands more carefully and more often. • 63 percent are making an extra effort to clean surfaces at home or work with disinfectant. • 73 percent know what symptoms to look for that would tell them if their loved one needed to go to a hospital. Call 792-4000 or visit


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Male stated juvenile’s ID used with no authorization at 600 block of West Hanna Avenue, Oct. 27. Male stated ID used with no authorization at 1457 E. Stoker Court, Oct. 29.

Juvenile, 14, theft, Oct. 28. Two Juveniles, 17, theft, Oct. 29. Juvenile, 13, assault, Oct. 30. Juvenile, 12, assault, Oct. 30. Walt Richardson, 49, 6952 Goshen Rod, noise resolution, Oct. 28. Ian M. Doty, 24, 5625 Day Drive, domestic violence, Oct. 29. Brian S. Gregory, 38, 5682 Dry Run Road, domestic violence, Oct. 30. Randall J. Piepmeyer, 46, 6505 Roe St., theft, Nov. 1. Jeffery M. Rentschler, 48, 3215 Enyart, complicity to theft, falsification, Nov. 1. Dustin B. Hall, 25, 11319 Templeton, persistent disorderly conduct, open container, resisting arrest, Nov. 1. Jacob A. Nipper, 19, 987 Ohio 131, drug possession, operating vehicle under influence, Nov. 1. David R. Chinn, 40, 118 Dave Ave., drug abuse, paraphernalia, Nov. 2.


Male juvenile reported missing at 5600 block of Sherwood Drive, Oct. 29.


Gun equipment taken from Meijer; $370 at Ohio 28, Oct. 19. 2009 Ford truck taken from Shaw Farms; $30,000 at 1737 Ohio 131, Oct. 27. Female stated ID used with no authorization at 930 Linden Creek, Oct. 27. I-Pod taken from vehicle at 6565 Clearfield Court, Oct. 27. Laptop computer and GPS unit taken from vehicle; $1,900 at 810 Walnut Ridge, Oct. 28. Car battery, etc. taken at 862 U.S. 50, Oct. 28. iPod, case, etc. taken from vehicle at 6563 Clearfield, Oct. 28. Cellphone and I-Pod taken from locker at Milford High; $450 at 1 Eagles Way, Oct. 28. Boots taken from Meijer; $45 at Ohio 28, Oct. 29. Auto jack and jack stands taken from storage unit at 1185 Brightwater, Oct. 29. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $19.66 at Wards Corner Road, Oct. 28. Cough syrup taken from CVS at Ohio 131, Oct. 29. Checks taken from residence at 5717 Buckwheat Road, Oct. 22. Laptop computer taken from vehicle; $1,200 at 6341 Ashford, Oct. 30. Bike taken at 788 Wards Corner, Oct. 28. Two bikes taken at 5534 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, Oct. 30. Battery taken from trailer at 1375 Ohio

Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing

Female was threatened at 1187 Brightwater No. 1, Oct. 30.


Male juvenile assaulted at bus stop at 969 Ohio 28, Oct. 30. Female was assaulted at 1084 Michelle Trail, Nov. 2.

Criminal damage

Trailer was written on at 1301 Ohio 131, Oct. 29. Gate damaged at Rollingwood Drive, Nov. 1.

Deception to obtain dangerous drugs False prescription called into Walgreen’s at Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Oct. 30.

Domestic violence

At Day Drive, Oct. 29. At Dry Run Road, Oct. 30. At Loveland Miamiville Road, Oct. 31.

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Clermont County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Clermont County Auditor Linda L. Fraley.


129 Bares Creek Court, HBG Investments Inc. to Dorn & Bonita Fowler, 0.552 acre, $102,900.


5808 Ashby Court, Lori Herminghuysen to Wanda Poling, $84,200.

5708 Blue Spruce Drive, Synergy Success Group LLC. to Scott Mitchell, $121,150. 5522 Mallard Pointe Court, Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC. to Eric & Vickie Hickman, 0.588 acre, $179,515. 1210 Ridgewood Drive, Jeffrey & Joanna Royer to Gregory Ahrens & Monica Clark, 0.46 acre, $435,000. 721 Ridgewood Lane, Harold Millett to Joseph & Karen Donovan, $123,900. 1108 Sophia Drive & 5565 Falling Wood



131, Oct. 31. Medication taken from vehicle at 905 Carpenter Road, Oct. 30. Work trailer taken from Stone Sensation; $2,500 at 415 Wards Corner, Nov. 1. Personal papers taken at 1047 Shore Point, Nov. 2. Gasoline not paid for at JP’s Food Mart; $14 at Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Nov. 2. Copper wire taken from sub-station; $5,000 at 386 Wards Corner, Nov. 2.

SYMMES TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Jason Blandford, 28, 1401 Arrowhead Trail, drug paraphernalia at 378 Bridge Street, Oct. 29. Jerome Donnellon, 45, 3110 Carrington Lane, operating motor vehicle intoxicated at Montgomery Road and Carrington Lane, Nov. 4. Juvenile Male, 17, theft at 9365 Fields Ertel Road, Oct. 25.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damaging, disorderly conduct, public indecency

Reported at 11355 Montgomery Road, Oct. 28.

Criminal mischief

Reported at 11934 Nathanshil Lane, Nov. 8.

Deception to obtain a dangerous drug Reported at 11390 Montgomery Road, Oct. 16.

Gross sexual imposition

Female Reported at Shore Drive, Nov. 7.


Vehicle removed at 8755 Fields Ertel Road, Nov. 3. Digital camera valued at $499.99 removed at 9164 Union Cemetery Road, Nov. 3. Transmission belts valued at $200 removed at 9386 Loveland Madeira Road, Nov. 4.

REAL ESTATE Court, Grey Cliffs LLC. to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC., $96,000. 588 Wards Corner Road, Gary & Louise Gunkel to Impact Property LLC., 0.47 acre, $155,001.


12021 Carrington Lane: Skurow Jack & Marian to Monahan Laurie; $96,250. 9385 Kentonsrun Court: Mostajabi Gholamreza & Mahvash to Godar Samuel & Alzbeta Godarova; $292,140.

Harold L. Conover

Harold L. Conover, 71, of Loveland died Nov. 11. Survived by brothers Lawrence Conover and Richard Herald; and cousin Elma Jean Mayberry. Preceded in death by parents, Ernest and Edna (nee TuckConover er) Conover. Services were Nov. 18 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Goshen.

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