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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, or by regular mail to Loveland Herald, Neighbors Who Care, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, OH 45140. Include your name, address and phone number, as well as their’s.

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One bond; several projects City: $1.7 million issue will save money By Jeanne Houck

Loveland City Council voted Nov. 24 to issue nearly $1.7 million in bonds for a variety of purposes including refinancing old water-system debt, making park improvements and buying road equipment. City Manager Tom Carroll presented a proposal – which won the recommendation of the city’s Finance Committee – to save money with a single bond issue of no more than $1,655,000, including costs, to: • refinance $1.385 million in debt outstanding from bonds issued in 1998 to pay for improvements to the city’s water system; • make $150,000 in improvements to city parks, including Lever Park; • buy $120,000-worth of

road equipment, including dump trucks. “Bond underwriters have advised the city that the interest rate market is favorable for a credit-worthy entity like the city of Loveland to issue debt before the end of 2009,” Carroll told council. “The goal is to save ratepayer dollars.” Carroll told council Nov. 24 that bids received on two street projects also will enable the city to save ratepayer dollars. A suffering economy produced contractors who not only submitted bids lower than expected, but a higher number of bidders, he said. Twelve firms bid on a project to rebuild South Second Street between Broadway and Oak streets and 15 firms – believed to be an all-time high for a city of Loveland project – bid on a project to replace water lines along Wall

Street in the Historic West Loveland area. Council agreed to award the South Second Street project to lowest-bidder Panetta Excavating Inc. of Blanchester for a maximum of $100,100 and the Wall Street project to lowest-bidder Cox Paving Inc. of Milford for a maximum of $413,784. The Ohio Public Works Commission gave Loveland a 50-percent grant for the South Second Street project and a zero-percent loan for the Wall Street project. “In 2009, Loveland ranked 13th out of 48 jurisdictions in terms of (Ohio Public Works Commission) funding received,” Carroll said. “Over the entire history of the (Ohio Public Works Commission) program – almost 25 years – Loveland ranks third in Hamilton County for cumulative funding.

Wright takes Miami Twp. job

Jeff Wright is Miami Township’s new assistant township administrator. He will make about $85,000 per year and be responsible for everything from working on the township’s newsletter to dealing with human resources issues. Wright has been Loveland’s assistant city manager since July 2006. He had previously worked for the city of Milford. See Story, A4. “Only Cincinnati and Hamilton County itself have received more funding than the city of Loveland,” Carroll said.

Police receive as much as they give Shop with Cop program inspires Miami officers By Mary Dannemiller

Filling baskets – and needs

Needy families will be getting a helping hand from members of the Sycamore Presbyterian Church this Christmas. The Symmes Township church on MasonMontgomery Road once again is encouraging its members to donate gifts and make monetary donations to make the Christmas season a little brighter for needy families. SEE LIFE, A2

Life features move

Your favorite Loveland Herald Life columnists have moved, for this week only, to accomodate expanded high school basketball coverage. Father Lou Guntzelman can be found on page B4. Rita Heikenfeld can be found on page B5. The calendar page has also moved, to B3.

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Miami Township police are urging residents and local businesses to dig deep this holiday season to help needy children buy presents for their families. Police Officer Kevin Petrocelli is planning the department’s eighth annual Shop With A Cop program and is looking for donations which children will use to purchase gifts for family members with the help of a Miami Township police officer. “We are looking for local businesses and citizens to donate whatever amount they feel like giving,” Petrocelli said. “We operate totally off donations and all donations go directly to the program. All officers donate their time to do this.” The program was designed to help families in the community who need help during the holiday season, Petrocelli said. “The idea is for the children to learn how to give back to their family members,” he said. “There is always some money left over for the child to buy something for themselves. If there is a real family in need, we try to go the extra mile to help them out.” Miami Township Police Chief Steve Bailey said he hoped residents and local businesses would help make this year’s program possible. “These are young people


Miami Township Police Explorer Justin Flynn helps a girl decide whether to look at board games or Hot Wheels for her brother’s gift at last year’s Shop With A Cop. whose whole family needs help,” he said. “There is so much unemployment and so many more people have these needs than in the past. Donors can know that every single dime they donate goes to the beneficiaries. We don’t use any money for administrative or supply costs, it all strictly goes to the kids and their families.” Special cases often stand out to Petrocelli and highlight the importance of the program, such as last year when the police department helped buy coats for a local family who lost theirs in a car fire. “Another year a detective took

To help Anyone interested in donating should contact Kevin Petrocelli at 248-3721 or a boy out to shop for his dad and brother,” Petrocelli said. “The boy took the detective to get flowers and the detective asked him why he wanted flowers. The boy said that his dad and brother were in heaven. It is for this reason that I do this program.” While the program can show the needy children they’re not

alone and that the police officers care, the officers also can learn from the children, Petrocelli said. “Our officers get a sense of inspiration and a sense of accomplishment when doing this,” he said. “The kids see true heroes and they are amazed that they get to spend positive time with a police officer. The officers feel that it is a way to give back in a positive way and to change a person's view of a police officer.” Anyone interested in donating should contact Petrocelli at 2483721 or

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Sycamore Presbyterian Church in Symmes Township hosts a Christmas basket program for members of the church to donate money and gifts for needy families in the area. Minister Dr. Larry Kent, left and co-moderator of the program Janet Dimitt organize the gift tags with the families needs on the Christmas tree.


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Submit entries to winter art show Loveland Arts Council, in conjunction with The Loveland Art Studios and Christmas in Loveland, is accepting art work for the Loveland Arts Council Winter Show Dec. 11-18. The general specifications for the Winter Show are: • open to all artists ages 18 or older; • limit 6 works per artist; • all works must be original design; • all media welcome; • works must arrive ready to install with hanging devices, stands etc.; • each piece should not exceed four feet in any direction; • each piece should be labeled; • project coordinators

reserve the right to reject any entry that does not meet project Arts Council guidelines and standards. The entry fees for the Arts Council Winter show for members are: One to three pieces, $20; four to six pieces, $40. Non member pricing is: One to three pieces, $25; four to six pieces, $50. Entries must be delivered from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, to the Loveland Art Studios on Main, 529 Main Ave., Loveland, Ohio 45140, or by appointment. For appointments, call Mary at 722-9780. Visit for a downloadable application or call Mary at 722-9780 to have an application mailed or e-mailed.

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donated a portion of the gift cards Information about the families and the children’s wish list are available on the Christmas trees in the church. “We identify what would help (the families) the most,” Hagerty said. The church provides support for about 100 families. They will be collecting gifts and donations each Sunday through Dec. 6.

Taste offers best of eateries By Kellie Geist

Milford Miami Township Chamber of Commerce members are hoping when people come to get a taste of what local restaurants have to offer, they’ll also bring a little something for those who may not be so lucky. The chamber will be holding the 18th annual Taste of Christmas Wednesday, Dec. 9, and attendees are asked to bring a canned good or non-perishable item to be donated to the Milford Miami Ministries. Michelle Stetson-Baker, director of the ministries, said they are grateful for all donations groups like the chamber can help raise. “With the economy, we’ve seen a 20-percent increase in the demand for our food pantry. It is a challenge to keep the pantry stocked,” Baker said. “We could definitely use cereal, spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, peanut butter and jelly as well as items like shampoo, deodorant and laundry detergent.” The Taste of Christmas will be open to the public from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with a preview for chamber members from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Cost to enter is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. The event is at the Milford Fireman’s hall, at the east end of the Milford Shopping Center. Traditionally, businesses like Texas Roadhouse, Latitudes, Dairy Queen and Kroger participate. “This gives businesses the opportunity to put something out there for people to taste and promote themselves,” said Karen Huff, chamber executive director. She said many vendors bring coupons or promotional items to the event. There will be a silent auction and the Milford High School Show Choir will give a holiday performance at about 7 p.m. Proceeds from the Taste of Christmas entrance fee and silent auction benefit the Mary Ann Partin Scholarship Fund. Each year, the chamber presents a Mary Ann Partin Scholarship to a graduating senior in the Milford area.

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Property granted tax abatement By Amanda Hopkins

Businesses continue to take advantage of Symmes Township’s Community Reinvestment Areas with Cornell Crossing the latest development to receive tax abatement from the township. Symmes Township Board

of Trustees approved 50 percent tax abatement for 10 years for the Cornell Crossing shopping center at 11033 Montgomery Road, which already includes The Melting Pot restaurant and Montgomery Family Medicine. The two businesses will remain in the center after the updates with The Melting Pot keeping 24

part-time and seven fulltime jobs and the Montgomery Family Medicine retaining 16 full-time and seven part-time jobs and one part-time temporary position. The total cost of the renovation is $2.6 million, which includes the purchase of the property at $1.3 million. Steve Schmidlin, president of Unit Building Services said the other half of the renovation money will be spent on improving the green space of the property. “We want to give a

brand new feel and look and give it a much better street presence,” Schmidlin said. He said the goal is give the “dated” shopping center a new look. The Melting Pot will stay as a restaurant, but the rest of the property will be transformed into a medical center, also adding a TriHealth Medical Lab to the complex. Two other properties undergoing renovations and opening new businesses also received 50 percent tax abatements for 10 years from Symmes Township. Grand Sands at 10750

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oversee our cable TV channel, issue some press releases and also be responsible for community development projects.” The township also recently hired an executive assistant who will earn about $40,000 a year and will complete clerical work for Fronk, the trustees and the new assistant township administrator. While the decision was made to hire an executive assistant before Fronk recommended the township’s community relations director and community resource director positions be eliminated, the assistant township administrator position was part of the plan for the new structure.

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“During my time as i n t e r i m administrator, the con- Wright cept of an executive assistant was proposed to me by the trustees,” Fronk said. “The trustees then asked me to look at the organization and where we were duplicating things and how that could be changed. There was an opportunity there to consolidate some positions or create a new position.” Advantages to hiring an assistant administrator include a clearer chain of command and the opportunity for promotion from within the township, Fronk said. “If I’m not in the office, people are going to know who’s in charge,” he said. “It also sets up a succession plan for when I retire down the road. Also, it’s going to help in terms of me having a person directly report to me who I can put in charge of some of the operations of the township to help manage.” Trustee Ken Tracy said hiring an executive assistant and an assistant township administrator would be beneficial to the township. “When Larry presented us with the inefficiencies he found, we felt it was very important for the future of the township to address those needs to keep Miami Township moving in the right direction,” he said.



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Loveland Stage Company stages a radio play The lights barely dimmed on the Loveland Stage Company’s final performance of Miss Saigon and director Jim Cronin was already hard at work staging “It’s a Wonderful Life.” This is not the Jimmy Stewart movie set to stage. This is like old time radio theater. This promises to be a different experience for the stage company. “It’s a trip back in time and a wonderful holiday story,” Cronin said. “It’s a Wonderful Life” is a live radio play by Philip

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Director Jim Cronin with more of the “voices” of “It’s a Wonderful Life” live radio play.

children. Each of the male cast members will be asked to perform six distinct character voices, while the female cast will perform three character voices. “This is a unique opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at being in the theater and listening to the performance on radio,” Cronin said. “I expect some members of the audience will watch

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Children’s Meeting House Montessori School held a candy drive for U.S. troops stationed overseas. Keith Maupin shows the students the 14,000th care package that the Yellow Ribbon Supprt Center has sent to the troops in Iraq. Each child was allowed to sign the box.


Children’s Meeting House Montessori School held a candy drive for U.S. troops stationed overseas. From left: students Eva Sturm, Jordan Lawrence and Maddie Gelly pose with the 315 pounds of candy the school collected for the troops stationed in Iraq.

Children’s Meeting House Montessori School held a candy drive for U.S. troops stationed overseas to help boost morale and to make them feel appreciated this holiday season. The drive delivered 315 pounds of candy to the Yellow Ribbon Support Center in Batavia. After the delivery, the students were given a tour of the center by Keith Maupin and learned about scholarships the YRSC offers in memory of fallen soldiers and other work preformed by the center. The Yellow Ribbon Support Center, which was started in 2004, has sent nearly 14,000 care packages to troops stationed in Iraq. For more information about the YRSC, go online to the Web at

HONOR ROLLS Loveland Intermediate School The following students have earned honors for the first quarter of 2009-20010.


All As Honor Roll – Rebecca Antrim, Andrew Austin, Ashton Barger, Kelly Baumgarth, Allison Becker, Matthew Bezjak, Austin Bota, Jazmyn Browning, Allison Brugger, Olivia Callis, Caitlin Carlsen, Joshua Carovillano, Tyler Cook, Leighann Cotter, Sarah Cousino, Alexis Czulewicz, Madison DeAtley, Hannah Dee, Megan Elyamani, Hannah Fischer, Caroline Fisher, Nadra Fredj, Jared Frees, Alyssa Gilliland, William Gilliland, Logan Glenwright, Andrea Gomez-Carrillo, Grace Groene, Dania Gutierrez-Flores, Cole Hankins, David Hansen, Kaylee Harter, Taylar Hayden, Alyssa Heal, Laura Heckenmueller, Lily Huelsman, Katie Jacobs, Madison Johnson, Sammi Johnson, Timothy Kim, Brooke Koontz, Irena Kuan, Benjamin Lipp, Emma Lykins, Maddie Mansfield, Makenzie Mercer, Morgan Meszaros, Emily Michelfelder, Katie Napier, Michael Newbold, Morlan Osgood, Erica Padgett, Jackson Pardue, Adam Paulson, Stefan Pfaller, Jacob Ponchot, Eric Popp, Maddie Porczak, Margaret Purtell, Jonathan Reese, Chelsea Robinson, Claire Ruben, Catie Shipp, Kevin Sieg, Amanda Slager, Mackensie Slyder, Kate Stuhlfire, Shiza Syed, Ashlyn Taylor, Madison Taylor, Anne Tewksbury and Elizabeth Toigo. All A/Bs Honor Roll – Marshal Amon, Cole Ashmore, Madalyn Bailey, Kyle Baker, Morgan Banbury, Conner Barnes, Courtney Barnes, Hailey Bauer, Owen Bayer, Corey Bender, Madison Bennett, Riley Boucher, Trevor Bush, Gloria Bustamante, Kyle Butts, Ethan Carle, Kris Caudell, Emma Cavano, Chloe Cecil, Zach Chapman, Sean Chrusniak, Cailin Cooper, Julia Copfer, Brandon Crowe, Parker Davenport, Ashley Day, Sam Dearden, David Denzy, Cameron DeVille, Pam Dickman, Gabby Dierling, Dominic DiStasio, Joe Distler, Christopher Dombroski, Trace Dunning, Nick Dusold, Annie Ellis, Mike Fackler, Courtney Ferguson, Jillian Ferguson, Jacob Ferrell, Jenny Frank, Trevor Gajus, Franny Gear, Mark Geiger, Cooper Goetz,

Ellie Goldenberg, Kyle Graham, Bryan Griffin, Peter Hallock, Haley Hansberry, Bailey Hansen, Carrie Hawkins, Katy Heath, Max Hensler, Jordan Hermiller, Grayson Hodges, Matt Hoffman, Lauren Hole, Jared Holladay, Luke Holloway, Brighton Hummer, Erin Iaciofano, Mark Jang, Andrew Johnson, Morgan Kaesemeyer, Brighton Kahrs, Scott Kendrick, Lydia King, Justin Kling, Sean Kling, Adrianna Krois, Nicholas LaChapelle, Jacob Lawrence, Ben Lawry, Elle Louder, Robby Louke, Lydia Loukoumidis, Taylor Lowenstein, Ryan Lutz, Joseph Lynch, Ryan Mangan, Michael Martin, Ashley Mays, Rachel Mellett, Ryan Mesmer, Samantha Mickowski, Cole Miller, Jacob Morrison, Hanna Olberding, Dean Parker, Katie Parks, Todd Payne, Michael Peters, Drew Plitt, Caroline Prifti, Julia Querol, CJ Regan, Will Reverman, Maddy Ribeiro, Evan Rico, Hayley Roberts, Adam Rubikas, Katelyn Russ, Mallory Russ, Ellie Rust, Jake Saunders, Blake Schlesner, Kirsten Schneider, Chase Schulke, Nick Servizzi, Kevin Shaknaitis, Sarah Sheeler, Pam Shoemaker, Aidan Shumaker, Corbyn Shumaker, Zoie Smith, Amy Snyder, Drew Snyder, Courtney Spicer, Charlie Spieser, Drew Steinbrunner, Jessie Stone, Claudia Studer, Claire Taggart, Chloe Tenbrink, Peyton Terry, Ben Thomas, Ally Thompson, Connor Wallace, Hannah Wallis, Sam Walther, Logan Walton, Levi Weaver, Olivia Weinle-Hadley, Arianna Wilson, Zach Winoker, Neli Wise, Gabrielle Woehler and Maddie Wright.


All As Honor Roll – Evan Abbott, Kristyn Aiello, Danielle Baas, Elizabeth Bartnik, Cameron Beck, Ellie Behling, Claire Beran, Rachel Blumberg, Andrew Boys, Adam Brulport, Sam Brzezicki, Roshan Chandrakumar, Maddie Craft, Rachel Crum, Max Daugherty, Henry Daumeyer, Aniliese Deal, Eden DeAtley, Aiden Dial, Claire Edison, Margaret Eilert, Thomas Elam, Matthew Ellis, Rachel Ernst, Sam Faingold, Lynda Faller, Garrett Fasig, Maddie Feder, Ben Federman, Alec Fields, Niki Fiorenza, Taylor Fox, Jonathan Geist, Bailey George, Tamar Goldwasser, Drew Grafflin, Rollie Grinder, David Guzior, Brian Haberer, Kira Hamlin, Alex Hansberry, Claire Hasenoehrl,

Morgan Hastings, Jackson Herrmann, Abby Hickey, Ben Hickey, Joe Hilliker, Karlin Holley, Bethann Hughes, Rachel Ingal, Spencer Johnson, Zachary Karp, Danielle Kenyon, Erin Klenke, Drew Kluender, Lindsay Kluender, Jacob Korniak, Mitchell LaiFook, Grant Leever, Sydney Lombardo, Rachel Martinez, Sean Mary, Alec McClellan, Katie McElveen, Courtney Mennen, Danny Moss, Samari Mowbray, Paige Nash, Erik Nilsson, Tanner O’Neill, Madison Orlowski, Kristen Oshima, Kyle Padgett, Jane Pearson, Ava Peter, Jeremy Peters, Trey Potts, Cara Rasmussen, Renn Redslob, Mark Reich, Mitchell Robinson, Paul Roman, Jessica Rychlik, Megan Schuster, Dalton Shevlin, Ben Smith, Joseph Smith, Otto Stenzler, Jacqui Stone, Andy Storer, Will Sturgis, Cole Swartz, Ali Syed, John Tereck, Eric Thomas, Sam Vargas, Luke Waddell, Delaney Grace Walker, Davis Wilson, Abbie Wood, Kaleb Young and Marty Zimmer. All A/Bs Honor Roll – Kelsey Applegate, Ryan Bagnoli, Katelyn Bailey, Kimberly Bailey, Kristen Bailey, Maggie Bailey, Nick Balzarini, Julian Baumann, Cole Behrens, Claire Belcik, Ethan Bell, Jacob Bellamah, Cameron Bender, Justin Benesh, Autumn Binford, Hadley Blood, Josh Bodenstein, Allie Breyer, Erin Brophy, Alexandra Brousset, Ashley Brown, Alex Brownfield, Delaney Buehler, Lucy Burns, Brycen Carle, Jack Carver, Joe Carver, Jacob Clements, Diana Coleman, Adrian Conte, Kurry Cortright, Olivia Cox, Drew Docherty, Stephanie Doughman, Maggie Dowd, Ryan Drapeau, Jenny Drechsler, Kyle Dunlop, Luke Dunning, Andrew Dygert, Hasham El-Esses, Noah Elliott, Nick Engel, Katie Fackler, Josh Ferrell, Jerald Ferreri, Grace Fjelstul, Brian Fleming, Brady Funke, Peyton Geers, Austin Gentry, Emma Gillespie, Sabra Gleckler, Jonah Goldwasser, Alison Goret, Nicole Goret, Nik Grant, Blue Gunn, Nicklas Haddad, Emily Hageman, Erin Hansberry, Christian Harris, Kayla Hartzler, Susie Heath, Andrew Hesse, Carlie Hicks, Morgan Hoffman, Julia Hoge, Kyle Hook, Elise Hubers, Megan Huether, Connor Hundley, Rachel Jackson, Luke Jacobson, Vishal John, Leah Jordan, Daniel Kelley, Elise Kendrick, Mitch Kennedy, Alicia Kenny, Ben Kieffer, Ally

Kluender, Brett Kluge, Evan Koknat, Nate Lawry, Johnny Lendenski, Calista Lewis, Tess Locasto, Kyle Magee, Matt Maples, Grace Marlatt, Graham Martin, Brett McFarland, James Meckey, Jacob Miller, Hayley Miner, Daniella Moncada, Jessica Morey, Andrew Moss, Megan Mueller, Kyle Nance, Emily Naticchioni, Jenny Nguyen, Jenna Nichols, Austin Nuncio, Rachel Oberholzer, Sam Orth, Madi Osborne, Jake Oslack, Sean Ovens, Jacalyn Parsley, Reagan Patton, Jacob Payzant, Brittany Pelopida, Erica Perl, Morgan Pontsler, Caroline Poole, Emily Poole, Lydia Powell, Zoe Price, Lucy Rawson, Ella Richards, Ben Richardson, Jack Riley, Zach Robbins, Mitchell Saatkamp, Dane Sabo, David Satow, Tanner Schmidt, Bailey Shank, Emily Shaver, Torey Slagel, Carrie Slusher, Tayla Smart, Logan Smith, Braxton Smith, Sarah Sotropa, Brett Stone, Mitch Suder, Noah Switzer, Mackenzie Talbott, Zach Taylor, Connor Thomas, Shelly Turner, Brad Utterbeck, John Valentine, Jack Vezdos, Sara Villegas, Johnny Vogt, Angie Wainscott, Sarah Walsh, Katelyn Warden, Braden Watts, Bethany Weaver, Andy Wellington, Curtis Wells, Kelton Wene, Hunter Wentland, Calvin Whitaker, Alexis Wiebell, Owen Wilhoite, Matt Williams, Delaney Wilson, Joey Young and Noah Zirpoli.

Mount Notre Dame High School The following students have earned honors for the first quarter of 2009-20010.


First honors – Caroline Buck, Lindsay Darkins, Katie Dickert, Courtney Fasola, Elissa How, Emily How, Molly Kelsey, Mara Pacitti, Ashley Poland, Madison Rohlfs, Elisabeth Schnicke, Paige Sweeney and Lauren Walsh. Second honors – Carly DeLois, Andrea Deyhle, Alexandra Groh, Katherine Hendy, Sarah Hill, Emily Hunt, Brittany Inks, Claudia Kerrigan, Sydney Landers, Mary Lindsey, Julianne Marks, Gabrielle Nunez, Hannah Pfaltzgraff, Miranda Puthoff, Allison Raftery, Eleanor Scott, Sara Skierkiewicz and Marissa White.


First honors – Emily Cengel, Erin Grinsted, Jazmin Hayes, Kaitlin McGeeney, Libby Pelzel, Keara Saud, Katelyn Sussli and Shelby Tarantino. Second honors – Megan Brault, Mary Crema, Kelly Cutter, Megan Dickert, Taylor Ford, Elena Grimm, Katherine Hartman, Laura Hendrixson, Maria Hilton, Aubree Hord, Megan Hupp, Chelsea Jackson, Allison Janka, Megan Janka, Lauren Johnston, Robyn Kerley, Krista Kuhlman, Meredith Maresco, Maria Mattei, Abby Nance, Erin Nance, Annelise Page, Brenna Roach, Hannah Ruwe, Heidi Ruwe, Madelaine Ryan, Alexa Santamaria, Adrienne Smith, Frances Sparer and Natalie Wolf.


First honors – Allyson Lucas, Margaret Steele and Allison Weaver. Second honors –, Lydia Backscheider, Mackenzie Barron, Allison Beckman, Colleen Butler, Ellen Conners, Susan Conroy, Devin Deyhle, Rachel Frank, Maria Gallagher, Meghan Grinsted, Kayla Grome, Lauren Hanzel, Carolyn Huhn, Jennifer Marks, Taylor Mathias, Jamie Naber, Lauren Paasch, Katherine Raess, Erika Ripperger, Samantha Saud, Theresa Schmidt, Sarah Schnicke, Alexandra Schraer, Emma Stiver, Casey Towle, Alice Trent, Kaitlyn Trent and Erin Vannatta.


First honors – Julie Altimier, Rebecca Bradley, Catherine Ewen, Elizabeth Freeman, Gabrielle Maresco, Stephanie Mattei, Allison Rotella, Elaine Rousseau, Nicole Sever, Ashley Towle and Kayla Walters. Second honors – Elizabeth Alt, Rebecca Berin, Sarah Bitter, Pamela Brault, Bethany Carter, Chelsi Creech, Ellen Crema, Savannah Davis, Lauren Deutch, Kathryn Eckels, Kelsey Gault, Sarah Gurren, Molly Hayes, Alyson Hennessey, Hannah Hobson, Elizabeth Judd, Allison Kelsey, Danielle King, Eileen Klug, Kelsey Kunkemoeller, Chelsea Murphy, Jenna Pilipovich, Lauren Rohlfs, Megan Rohlfs, Angela Tollefson, Natalie Torbeck and Christina Verrilli.


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Thanks for board vote

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Loveland community for your support at the polls on Tuesday for Board of Education candidates Katie Bontrager, Christine Olsen and Linda Pennington. I believe these three newly elected and re-elected board members will serve our community and our children well over the next four years. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the many supporters and volunteers of the Citizens for Maintaining Excellence in Loveland schools. Lastly, I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Judy McClanahan who is retiring at the end of the year as a Board of Education member after 12 years of distinguished service. Thank you, Dr. McClanahan for your tremendous dedication and commitment

Nov. 25 questions

“I will definitely spend less, A) I haven’t got it this year and B) my family wants for little so the extra that I’m not going to spend will be given to charity.” Florence “I will definitely spend less. Each year I think I will make the holiday less material and teach my children the real reason for the season. With the poor economy and the loss of family, I now have the push to really do so.” J.H. “We will spend about the same per person as last year. However we have one more grandchild this year. We always do our part to

to our schools, our community and our children. Al Osgood Jr. Spokesperson for Citizens for Maintaining Excellence in Loveland Schools Whileaway Drive, Loveland

Hope is alive at LSC

To Deidre Dyson, director of “Miss Saigon” and chair of Loveland Stage Company capital fundraising committee, Pat Furterer, producer of “Miss Saigon” and president of LSC, and to the patrons and supporters of The Loveland Stage Company: For me, the grand reopening of Loveland Stage Company and “Miss Saigon” in the restored theatre one year after the fire – the impossibility of it, the sacrifices of so many, the wartime setting – all contributed to the show’s meaning.

Although community theatre is not comparable to war, there is an important connection in the theme of hope. Hope gives life to an otherwise desolate scene. “Nobody comes out unscathed,” our director says about our war story. The same can be said about our production and restoration. One of the storylines of war is irreplaceable loss. For many involved in this production, it has been a year of irreplaceable loss. Not caused by war, but by mortality, fire, and economy. By becoming part of “Miss Saigon,” and then committing to give it our all, many of us expressed our hope in the face of these losses. Our hopes are like those of the characters, Kim, Chris and Ellen. They hoped for the impossible. How did their dreamland end? Our cast and crew, as well as

Next question What is your favorite holiday display, scene or event in the Loveland area? What do you like about it? Do you think DUI checkpoints, set up by police during the holidays, are effective? Why or why not? 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. stimulate retail sales at Christmas.” G.G. “There aren’t any needy people in my family so instead I am giving a large check to the Freestore in Cincy.” Duke “Well, this is how I am! I love giving presents. Every year my husband says, ‘We must cut back,’ but it is so hard for me to do that. We have cut back on our gifts to each other (because we do not need anything), but I never buy all the things I want to give to the kids, and I have a very big family, counting sons and daughters, spouses, grandkids, etc ... etc ... I love Christmas time and sharing with others. But, I do believe the reason for Christmas is Christ’s birth, and we need to concentrate on that fact! Personally, we have given more this year to the community and special causes – more than ever before.” W.R.

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our membership and community of other donors placed our hopes in a community theatre. It’s not the engineer character’s polyester, overspending American dream. It’s the real dream of a community’s resources literally raising LSC up from the ashes. It’s a dream held by soldiers and immigrants coming to America to raise a family in such a resourceful community like Loveland. I am sad that the production is over, but I am hopeful because our Loveland Stage Company is back in business. Someone had to get the ball rolling. Pat Furterer and Deidre Dyson were at the front of the line. On behalf of all involved, thank you for leading the way. To me, the historic meaning of our show is in Kim’s final line at her death: “How ... in ... one year ... have ... we ... come ... so far.” Chris Kraus Loveland Stage Company vice president Cast member of “Miss Saigon” Fox Chase Drive, Loveland

VOICES FROM THE WEB The levy’s not dry, yet

Visitors to posted these comments about voters approving several county-wide tax issues, including levies for the libraries, MR/DD and Cincinnati Museum Center: “Thank you Queen City for helping to maintain one of your crown jewels, Union Terminal.” SilasWhowood “And for maintaining a second of your crown jewels: The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County! Thank you!” Marita “Thank you for continuing to look at our homes as ATMs.” VirginianCSA “Hamilton County you stink, 40 percent of people voted, and all tax increases passed. People do not trully understand or care about the issues any more, only take them at face value. Union terminal will not improve, they will take the money the used to spend on the building and pocket it and keep everything as is. Are prices gonna lower, improvements made? No and no. We funded drug court, do any of you know what the sucess rate or make up of the program is? No. If you did you would not have approved it? The library, look at what they have ... a huge waste of money. Go to the Blue Ash branch – more up to date videos than Blockbuster. That is not a library hurting for money, struggling to help the people. You just all funded bologna, wrapped in a pretty bow, and expect hard working homeowners, the middle class, to fund another $300 a year for $100,000 of property value. You are all fools. you must not own property. I bet if your rent on your apartment went up $300 a year you would vote no.” BigBradley “Never build or buy a house in Hamilton County. The lowlife parasites


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CH@TROOM Compared to last year, do you plan to spend more or less on gifts this holiday season? “Our whole family has taken a big step back regarding gift giving this year. When we take a hard look at all we have, it becomes easier to spend less money and more time on each other. “I coordinate a neighborhood project each year that raises money for our local Ronald McDonald House, so I think we’ll be donating to them some of the dollars we would have spent on gifts. “The economy has forced so many of us to tighten our belts and re-evaluate our priorities – perhaps it will also force us to take a harder look at how grateful we should be for what we have in life instead of fretting over what we don’t have. Happy Thanksgiving!” M.M.


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Dear supporter of the Loveland Initiative, I am writing you in pursuit of any assistance you can give towards the Christmas Toy Store as we strive to meet the needs of the less fortunate in our community. Even as we are open to any and all assistance for our Christmas Toy Store, I am hoping that you are willing to organize a toy drive in your neighborhood for new unwrapped toys and gifts or just simply donate individually to support Loveland Initiative clients through these rough economic times. We are asking for your donation now which is vital to us continuing our mission to serve the less fortunate people here in our community. New unwrapped toys and gifts may be dropped off at the Loveland Fireman’s Association VFW Hall, 227 E. Loveland Ave., every Friday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 27 & Dec. 4 and Dec.11. Last-minute items may also be dropped off on these days and dates listed: 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16; 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, and noon to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18. If you can not get to the above location at the designated days and times you may drop off new unwrapped toys and gifts at Loveland City Schools no later than Dec. 17. Please feel free to call (513) 677-1057 or e-mail with any questions or concerns. Terri Rogers President The Loveland Initiative

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Loveland has holes to fill, wins to grind out By Tony Meale

Loveland boys

Last season, the Loveland High School boys’ basketball team won 17 games and went a perfect 9-0 in league play. “Their size was pretty intimidating,” head coach Tim Partin said of last year’s squad, as the height of the Tigers’ starting five ranged from 6-1 to 6-8. Gone from that team are FAVC-Buckeye Player of the Year and Indiana University recruit Bobby Capobianco and all-league performers Brian Wozniak and Chris Stahl. “Bobby and Brian started varsity for four years and never seemed to get rattled,” Partin said. “And they weren’t afraid to take guys off to the side and talk to them. So we’ll definitely miss that a great deal.” In fact, the Tigers return just two of their top 10 players – senior forward Tony Hamman, who averaged six points and 3.7 rebounds last year, and junior guard Wes Kyles, who averaged three points per game. “Tony’s going to have to be a senior leader and rebound for us,” Partin said. “And Wes will have to be very vocal and get people in the right spots. That’ll be a major adjustment for him because he’s a quieter kid.” Partin has been impressed with several seniors who played on the jun-

Game days

Dec. 8 Indian Hill Dec. 11 Glen Este Dec. 15 @ Turpin Dec. 18 Anderson Dec. 29 Mason Jan. 5 @ Harrison Jan. 8 Winton Woods Jan. 11 Walnut Hills Jan. 15 @ Milford Jan. 19 @ McNicholas Jan. 22 @ Glen Este Jan. 26 Kings – 7 p.m. Jan. 29 @ Anderson Feb. 2 Little Miami Feb. 5 Harrison Feb. 6 @ Sycamore Feb. 9 Taft Feb. 12 @ Winton Woods Feb. 19 Milford


On the team

No. Name Year Pos. 14 Ryan Frazier 12 F 20 Wesley Kyles 11 G 21 Anthony LaMacchia 10 22 Will Ingstrup 12 24 Andrew Clayburn 12 G 30 Spencer Vance 12 G 31 Austin Stahl 11 32 Tony Hamann 12 F 33 Eric Ross 11 34 Greg Pitman 12 G 40 Kyle Miller 12 41 Nick Hoffman 11 42 Garrett Strand 12 43 Joe Moran 10

Loveland’s Wesley Kyles plays defense during a scrimmage against Hamilton in the Tigers’ gym Wednesday, Nov. 25.

Coming up

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 ior varsity team last season, including guard Andrew Clayburn. “He’s one of our better defenders,” Partin said. “We’ll lean on him quite a bit.” The Tigers will also lean on forward Ryan Frazier and guard Spencer Vance.


Loveland’s Tony Hamann drives toward the basket Wednesday, Nov. 25, during a scrimmage against Hamilton. “Ryan is very athletic, very intelligent and very vocal,” Partin said. “And you can play Spencer at any position and he’ll give 110 percent. He’ll really help us out a lot.” Partin has been pleased with the way his team has practiced in the preseason.

“As a group, it’s great to work with them,” he said. “They work hard, they listen and they do what we want them to.” Partin hopes that that discipline and willingness to learn translates into victories. Winton Woods is considered the favorite to win


Loveland head coach Tim Partin has a talk with his Tigers during a time out while scrimmaging against Hamilton on Wednesday, Nov. 25. the FAVC-Buckeye division, but Loveland hopes to be in the running as the season progresses. “We will be a team that relies on contributions from everyone in order to (suc-

Moeller hoops looking to reload

By Mark Chalifoux

The Moeller High School boys’ basketball team went 20-3 in 2008-2009 and should be very competitive again in 2009-2010. Eventually. “We’re a little bit behind where we were at this time last year,” head coach Carl Kremer said. The reason? The Crusaders graduated seven players from the rotation and only return four players with significant varsity experience. “I just don’t know (if) we have the proven depth that we had last year,” Kremer said. “We do think we have some talented kids though, so it’s a matter of getting them experience.” The returning players Moeller does have back will be tough to overlook. Junior guard Charlie Byers was fourth on the team in scoring last season, averaging 7.8 points per game. The all-league guard is joined by another returning all-league selection in Alex Barlow. Barlow, who can play the guard or forward positions, led the team in rebounding last season. “He plays a lot bigger than his size,” Kremer said. Senior guard Josh Morelock is another returning player who saw some key minutes in 2008-2009. Morelock averaged almost five points a game and was second on the team in assists.

Feb. 20 Withrow All games are 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.



Moeller’s Alex Barlow takes the ball away from Glen Este’s Tyler McCalla in a tournament game during the 2008-2009 season. Barlow will be one of the key players for the Crusaders in 2009-2010.

Moeller’s Charlie Byers against LaSalle in the second quarter at Moeller Jan. 9.

will be a challenge when Moeller faces teams with good size down low. Kremer said a few new players to keep an eye on are Shaquille Jinks and Cody Wacker, who both played on the junior varsity team last season. Kremer will also have several sophomores who played on the freshman team last year. “That will be another challenge for us. We have guys that played varsity, junior varsity and freshman ball last year so we have to

get them all comfortable playing together,” he said. “They have to adjust to the varsity level and learn how to play with each other.” Kremer did say his team will have a lot of kids who can handle the ball and can shoot. That’s one positive for a Moeller team that will start the season as a bit of an unknown. Moeller does play a tough schedule that includes Middletown, Withrow, Woodward, a team from New York and a tour-

Then there’s Griffin McKenzie. McKenzie, the 6-foot-9 inch forward, is one of the top players in the city. The senior committed to play major Division I college basketball when he signed with Xavier University before the season. McKenzie missed most of the 20082009 season with an injury but should be a force for the Crusaders in 2009-2010. “He’s healthy now and you can expect to see a better athlete. He’s explosive,”

Kremer said. “He’s an important player but his challenge will be to get back into basketball shape and to feel like he doesn’t have to do everything.” Kremer also said he’d like to see McKenzie give the team more of an inside presence. That’s largely because the team doesn’t have a lot of size outside of McKenzie. Kremer said there will be times where he has four 6foot players on the court with McKenzie. He said it

ceed) this season,” Partin said. “Our goal is to compete and be in every game. We handle the ball well, so if we play defense and rebound, we should be able to (do that).

Moeller boys

Game days

Dec. 5 @ Northmont – 7 p.m. Dec. 11 @ Badin Dec. 12 Withrow Dec. 18 St. Xavier Dec. 22 Woodward Dec. 28 @ Archbishop Rummel – 4:30 p.m. Dec. 29-30 @ St. Pius Tournament – TBA Jan. 5 Purcell Marian Jan. 8 @ La Salle Jan. 15 @ Chaminade Julienne Jan. 17 Fairport, N.Y. – 1 p.m. Jan. 22 Elder Jan. 26 McNicholas Jan. 29 La Salle Feb. 5 @ St. Xavier Feb. 9 @ Roger Bacon Feb. 12 Fenwick Feb. 16 @ Middletown Feb. 19 @ Elder All games are 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

No. 3 4 5 14 14 15 21 22 24 25 32 33 42 44

On the team

Name Year Pos. Alex Barlow 11 G Josh Morelock 12 G Ben Galemmo 10 G Alex Voss 10 G Cody Wacker 11 G Marc Gallenstein 11 G Tony Sabato 10 C Shaquille Jinks 11 G Pat Crace 12 G Hayden Frey 11 F Charlie Byers 11 G Jon Ward 11 F Kyle Sauerland 12 F Griffin McKenzie 12 F

nament in Atlanta that features several traditional powerhouses from around the country. Then there’s the GCL slate. “St. Xavier, on paper, is probably the favorite, but La Salle will be very good and once Elder gets its football guys back, they will be good. It should be a balanced league this year but we’ll be right in the mix.”


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December 2, 2009

Sylvester to lead senior-heavy CHCA By Tony Meale

First-year Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy head boys’ basketball coach Mike Sylvester inherits a senior-laden squad that finished 14-9 last year. His top returner will be senior forward Wes Carlson, who averaged 18.4 points and 6.8 rebounds per game last season. Other key returners include forward Will LoVellette and guards Andrew Wallace and Doyen Harris. The Eagles also hope to improve on their 6-7 mark

in the Miami Valley Conference. CHCA will certainly benefit from Sylvester, a former high school and collegiate All-American at Moeller High School and the University of Dayton, respectively. He was drafted by the Detroit Pistons in 1974 and played professionally for 17 years in Italy. He helped the Italian team to a silver medal at the 1980 Olympics in Moscow and has coaching experience in the International Basketball Association and World Basketball League.

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Game days

Dec. 4 @ Middletown Christian Dec. 8 @ Seven Hills Dec. 11 @ St. Bernard Dec. 15 North College Hill Dec. 18 Madeira Dec. 22 Deer Park Jan. 2 Lockland Jan. 12 @ Cincinnati Country Day Jan. 15 @ Cincinnati Christian Jan. 19 Northwest Jan. 22 @ Clark Montessori Jan. 25 Seven Hills Jan. 29 Summit Country Day Feb. 2 New Miami Feb. 5 @ North College Hill Feb. 12 Cincinnati Christian Feb. 13 @ Dayton Christian Feb. 16 @ Mariemont Feb. 19 @ Lockland All games are 7:30 p.m.

On the team Name Year Will LoVellette 12 Nick Lawley 11 Teddy Andrews 10 Brandon Walker 12 Aaron O’Neill 11 Alex Dixon 12 Eric Rice 11 Ryan Chappelle 12 Chris Workman 12 Andrew Wallace 12 Ian Smith 12 Wes Carlson 12 Stephen Koch 12 Joe Reifenberg 12 Billy Killel (student coach) 12 Doyen Harris 12


Elite at nationals

All star players from the Cincinnati Elite Fall Baseball League celebrate winning first place in the National competition in Tennessee for the third year in a row after competing in the Champion Baseball Academy-sponsored All-Star Showcase championship, which preceded the national competition. More than 60 college and pro-baseball scouts attended the showcase. Pictured are Joel Bender, Logan Kunkel, Joe Cronin, Jake Forrester, James Jewell, Brandon Howard, Nick Burrus, Cody Leichman, David Lenhardt, Sam Liggett, Wes Minton, Ryan Riga, Seth Varner, Darrin Vestring, Matt Williams, Logan Schmidt, Ryan Atkinson, Luke Bowman and coaches Mike Bricker, Mark Knose and Steve Marshall.

Six inducted in Loveland hall Loveland Athletic Hall of Fame will induct its Class of 2009 Friday Dec. 18, at the varsity boys’ basketball game. • John and Sue Richardson are being inducted for “Outstanding Athletic Service” to Loveland Athletics from 1982-1996. Both served on the Athletic Boosters where they ran the concessions, worked on the floats, tall stacks, and fireworks. Sue served as a vice president and president of the Boosters, chaired the Craft Fair, Homecoming Parade, and was the Founder of the Football Parents Club in 1989. • Herb Mihalik graduated from Loveland in 1974, where he played football, basketball and baseball. In basketball, Herb was

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Held at the Ohio National building at I-71 and Pfeiffer Road, the Victorian Holiday Village is a free outdoor event for the entire family. Featuring a free 5x7 photo with St. Nick (one per family), free hot cocoa and cookies and free goodies for the little ones. The Village will be open rain or shine. Please bring a nonperishable food item for the FreestoreFoodbank. Due to the outdoor gravel walkway, the Village is not handicap accessible.

All League, All Southwest Ohio District, and All State Honorable Mention. During his varsity basketball career, the team was 36-2. In football, Herb was an All City place kicker, won the Loveland Claw Man and Tiger Man Awards. Herb went on to play football at Holy Cross University as a defensive back. • Bryan Williams graduated from Loveland in 1980 where he played basketball, football and ran track. In football, Bryan was Honorable Mention All League his junior year, First Team All League his senior year, First Team All State, First Team All Southwest Ohio, Third Team All State, Cincinnati Post Honorable Mention and won the Claw Man Award his senior year. In track, Bryan was league champion in the 300 meter hurdles for three consecutive years, sectional

champion for two years, district and state qualifier one year, a Cincinnati and Ohio All Star champion. In the 120 yard high hurdles, Bryan was sectional and district runner-up and a state qualifier. He was also a district qualifier in the 1600-meter and 400-meter relays. Bryan also finished second in the Ohio Indoor Championships in the 55meter high hurdles. He still holds school records in the 120-yard high hurdles and the 300 meter low hurdles. Bryan went on after high school to run track for the University of Cincinnati. • Rob Polly graduated in 1987 where he played baseball, basketball and soccer. In baseball, Rob was First Team All League for two years, Cincinnati Enquirer Second Team All City two years, Southwest

Ohio Coaches Classic one year. In basketball, Rob was Honorable Mention All League one year. In Soccer Rob was First Team All League two years. Rob still hold single season baseball school records in hits, runs, at bats, stolen bases, and games played. Career records in games played and stolen bases. After high school Rob went on to Miami University. • Mike Ferone coached the Loveland varsity boys basketball team from 1984 to 2002, where he had a overall record of 229 wins and 166 loses. He coached five league championships (1989, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002); four sectional championships (1992,1997, 2001, 2002; four district finals (1992, 1997, 2001,2002; one district championship (1993) and one regional final (1993).

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


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. 9844437; Montgomery.


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. 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. Family friendly. $93 per family. Registration required. 550-3337. Blue Ash. F R I D A Y, D E C . 4


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.


Christmas Bazaar, noon-4 p.m. Brecon United Methodist Church, 7388 E. Kemper Road. Gifts, hand crafted items, wreaths, clothing and candy shop. Free. Presented by Brecon Crafters. 459-9689. Sycamore Township.



Victorian Holiday Village, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Ohio National Financial Services, One Financial Way. Lights, child-sized decorated houses, refreshments, free photos with St. Nick, entertainment and more. Benefits FreestoreFoodbank. Free, donation of nonperishable food item requested. 794-6100; Montgomery.


The Colors of Christmas, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Sycamore Presbyterian Church, 11800 Mason Road. Collection of Christmas classics by Jubilant Singers. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Jubilant Singers. 683-0254; Symmes Township.


Sycamore High School Variety Show, 7:30 p.m. Sycamore High School, 7400 Cornell Road. Showcasing more than 75 dancers, singers, instrumentals, performers, and ensembles from Sycamore High School’s student body. Benefits Sycamore High School choral program. $10. 686-1778. Montgomery.


Bringing Literacy Home Fundraiser, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Isle of Skye Cashmere, 2712589; y-child/default.htm. Madeira. S A T U R D A Y, D E C . 5


Blue Ash Women’s Club Craft Show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road. Assorted crafts and jewelry. Free. Presented by Blue Ash Woman’s Club. 891-4043. Blue Ash. Christmas Bazaar, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Brecon United Methodist Church, Free. 459-9689. Sycamore Township.


Broadway Connection Master Dance Class, 10 a.m.-noon, Cincy Dance Studio, 8143 Camargo Road. Suite B, Jazz and musical theater dance class taught by Pilar Millhollen, assistant dance captain of Broadway National Tour of Chicago. Intermediate and advanced dancers. $35. Registration required. 846-4835. Madeira.


St. Andrew Church Winterfest, 10 a.m.4:30 p.m. St. Andrew Church - Milford, 552 Main St. Parish Center. Food, crafts, jewelry and more. Photos with Santa available. Benefits St. Andrew Church Preservation of the Beauty of the Church. Free. 831-3353. Milford.


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

Cookie Walk, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Trinity Community Church, 3850 E. Galbraith Road. Homemade cookies and candies for sale. 791-7631. Deer Park.



Wine Tasting, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Holiday cocktails with recipes. Spirits of Madeira, 6917 Miami Ave. With hors d’oeuvres. $1 per sample. 561-2702. Madeira. Casual Wine Tasting, 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike. Pub. Includes music. $5. 697-9705;; Loveland.


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

Sport Safety Training with Adult CPR/AED, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 10870 Kenwood Road. Learn to provide safe environment for athletes and respond to emergencies by minimizing consequences of injury or sudden illness. Includes certification. $65. Registration required. Presented by American Red Cross Cincinnati Area Chapter. 792-4000; Blue Ash. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Ultrasound Screening, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Midwest Ultrasound, 8250 Kenwood Crossing Way. Suite 225, Screening takes 15 minutes. First 50 to register entered in chance to win football tickets or Kenwood Towne Center. For seniors. Free. Registration required. 936-5291; Kenwood.

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The Living Nativity, 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Loveland United Methodist Church, 10975 S. Lebanon Road. Refreshments provided. Free. 683-1738; Loveland. Victorian Holiday Village, 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Ohio National Financial Services, Free, donation of nonperishable food item requested. 794-6100; Montgomery. Holiday in the Village, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Downtown Olde Montgomery, Montgomery Road between Cooper and Remington, Reindeer, free carriage rides, wish list mailing at North Pole Post Office, coloring contest display and more. City of Montgomery Tree Lighting on the Square 5:30 p.m. Family friendly. Free. 891-2424; Montgomery. Breakfast with Santa, 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Epiphany United Methodist Church, 6635 Loveland Miamiville Road. Includes visits and crafts with Santa. 677-9866; Loveland.


Cincinnati Community Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. “Happy Feet.” Church of the Saviour United Methodist Church, 8005 Pfeiffer Road. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Community Orchestra. 791-7815; Montgomery.


The Rothschilds, 8 p.m. Temple Sholom, 3100 Longmeadow, One-man performance of Broadway musical by writers of “Fiddler on the Roof.” Musical about rise of Rothschild Family from ghetto to financial empire. Ages 13 and up. Meet the Artist reception follows. Family friendly. $30, $25 advance. Reservations recommended. 791-1330. Amberley Village.


Open House, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Linden Grove School, 4122 Myrtle Ave. Learn more about alternative learning programs at school serving students K-8 with special needs, including those on autism spectrum, ADD/ADHD, learning dissabilities and communication disorders. Includes snacks. 9842215; Rossmoyne.


Fastpitch Softball Sign-ups, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Loveland Middle School, 801 S. Lebanon Road. Sign-ups for 2010 season. Open to all ages able to attend Loveland Schools. Competitive teams (10U, 12U, 14U), Recreational teams (8U, 10U, 12U, 14U) and Developmental teams (ages 5-6). Online enrollment available. 476-9370; Loveland. S U N D A Y, D E C . 6

HOLIDAY - CHRISTMAS The Living Nativity, 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Loveland United Methodist Church, Free. 683-1738; Loveland. Village Christmas Party, 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Little Red Schoolhouse-Indian Hill, 8100 Given Road. Music, juggler, magician and Santa. Free. Presented by Indian Hill Historical Society. Indian Hill.


The Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County is hosting Deck the Branch from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, Loveland. Help decorate the library. The event is family friendly. Call 369-4476. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer vistis the Loveland Branch Library’s Deck the Branch Celebration in 2008.


Ice Skating Party, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road. Meet at Blue ash Recreation Center and travel to Northland Ice Center. Includes pizza, transportation, admission and skate rental. Ages 12-15. $15. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 745-8550. Blue Ash.


Gift Wrapping and Bow Demonstration, 1 p.m. The Container Store, Free. 745-0600; Sycamore Township. Michael Gore Brings Glass to Cincinnati, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Meet master glass artist, and view and shop from special exhibit of Venetian glass. Benefits the Valley Temple. Free. Presented by Valley Temple. 761-3555. Amberley Village.


Catholic Alumni Singles Club Christmas Dinner, 5:30 p.m. Slatt’s Pub, 4858 Cooper Road. Cocktails and dinner. Reservations required by Dec. 4. Presented by Catholic Alumni Singles Club. 821-2440. Blue Ash.


Learning, Education, Networking, and Support (LENS), 12:15 p.m. Church of the Saviour United Methodist Church, 8005 Pfeiffer Road. Information and support for anyone dealing with mental illness/brain disorder. Presented by National Alliance on Mental Illness of Hamilton County. 3513500. Montgomery. M O N D A Y, D E C . 7


Beginning Art/Painting Class, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Whatever Works Wellness Center, 7433 Montgomery Road. $15. Registration recommended. 791-9428; 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.


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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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.


No Saints, No Saviors, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Music by Sonny Moorman Group. Shady O’Grady’s Pub, 9443 Loveland-Madeira Road. 7912753. Montgomery. T U E S D A Y, D E C . 8


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.


Southwest Ohio Crochet Guild Meeting, 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Celebrate the Holidays. Blackhorse Run Clubhouse, 1100 Blackhorse Run, All skill levels welcome. $20 annual membership. Presented by Southwest Ohio Crochet Guild. 6831670; Loveland.


The Coming of The Light: International Creche Exhibit, Meals and Programs, noon-2 p.m. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. Collection of more than 40 Nativity scenes from around world. Includes holiday luncheon followed by short presentation. Nativity sets on display. $15, $10 ages 10 and under. Reservations required. 683-2340. Loveland.


Karaoke Night, 9 p.m. Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road. Lobby Lounge. 793-4500; Blue Ash. Gravy Karaoke, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Gravy, 1513 Ohio 28, Free. 576-6789. Loveland. W E D N E S D A Y, D E C . 9


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.


Eastside Newcomers Holiday Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. O’Bannon Creek Golf Club, 6842 Ohio 48, Open to ladies who may have recently moved to Cincinnati or already are residents who live in eastern suburbs of Cincinnati. $20, $15 members. Presented by Eastside Newcomers. 232-1672. Loveland.


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.


Teaching Classes, 7 p.m.-midnight, Living Word Fellowship, 9781 Fields Ertel Road. A Bible-based, family focused church. Presented by Equipping Ministries International. 677-8500. Loveland.



Have a holiday sing-a-long at Carolfest, at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at Music Hall. Seasonal songs and carols performed by the May Festival Chorus, the May Festival Youth Chorus, the Cincinnati Boychoir, and the Christ Emmanuel Fellowship Choir. Also see choreography by Shekinah Glory Dancers and The Studio for Dance and the handbell choir from the Sycamore Presbyterian Church Handbell Choir. A half hour prior to each concert special guests Santa, Rudolph and Frosty will make appearances. Tickets are $12, adults; and $6, 12 years and under. Call 513-381-3300 or visit

Holiday Concert, 7:30 p.m. Montgomery Assembly of God, 7950 Pfeiffer Road. Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Orchestra joins Cincinnati Brass Band, the Cincinnati Boychoir and the Cincinnati Choral Society. Features tribute to composer Bonia Shur, Director of Liturgical Arts at Hebrew Union College. Free. 232-0949. Montgomery. Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Holiday Concert, 7:30 p.m. Montgomery Assembly of God, 7950 Pfeiffer Road. Sounds of Christmas. With Cincinnati Brass Band, the Cincinnati Boychoir and the Cincinnati Choral Society. Tribute to composer Bonia Shur, director of Liturgical Arts at Hebrew Union College. Free. 232-0949. Montgomery. Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra Open Rehearsal, 7:30 p.m. St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 10345 Montgomery Road. Ken Lam, director. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra. 744-3333. Montgomery.


Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, $3. 6835692; Loveland.


The Rockettes perform a “Radio City Christmas Spectacular,” at U.S. Bank Arena, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9. See the “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers,” pictured above, a reenactment of the first Christmas and more. Tickets are $49.50-$89.50. Visit


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December 2, 2009

The many feelings of the Christmas season often involves a bitter side. This side often contains: loneliness, excessive attempts at pleasing, the reemergence of conflicts between siblings and relatives, a sad nostalgia, and a frenetic busyness that destroys the opportunity for personal time and reflection on its meaning. Loneliness is often the predominate heartache that arises at this beautiful season. Perhaps some insights may soften it a little.

The Christmas season is an ambiguous time of year. Perhaps bittersweet is the best term to describe the collage of Christmas feelings. Many factors make it sweet: familial love and closeness, the joy in children’s eyes, personal warmth, cordial dining and conversing, notes from old friends, gifts, but especially the realization we’re loved and thought of dearly. Yet, Christmas time so

There are various kinds of human loneliness. They’re brought about by alienation, restlessness, rootlessness, psychological depression, and what we can call a moral loneliness. In “Against An Infinite Horizon,” Ronald Rolheiser describes it as, “There is a fire inside us that aches insatiably. At every level, body, psyche, soul, we feel our unwholeness and are restlessly driven to seek consummation with others


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and the world beyond us. We never quite overcome this in this life … It constitutes the fundamental disease of the human person.” In our culture, whenever loneliness is discussed, we conclude that we grow lonely mainly for sexual union and that finding a partner for it will solve our loneliness. That’s far too simplistic. A human person is much more complex. That’s made evident by the fact that not even years of on-going sexual functioning eradicates all loneliness. Have we not heard the complaint of the lonely spousal bed? More deeply than we yearn for a sexual partner and physical union, we crave for what we can all call a moral affinity. We pine for someone to visit us within, in that deep part of us where our very self, and all that is most pre-

cious to us is kept, cherished and guarded. We are lonely at levels that sex alone cannot reach. We hunger to be known, understood and loved. Rolheiser explains it well when he writes, “Great friendships and great marriages invariably have this deep moral affinity at their root. The persons in these relationships are ‘lovers’ in the true sense because they sleep with each other at that deep level, irrespective of whether or not there is sexual union. At the level of feelings, this type of love is experienced as a certain ‘coming home.’” Christmas time blows on the embers of this desire in us and it blazes up. When it is misdirected and misunderstood, we may sometimes aim our frustration and anger at parents, brothers or sisters, relatives or friends. We blame them for not

knowing us completely or not loving us as much as we think t h e y should. Father Lou Or, we Guntzelman run from our ache Perspectives by becoming too busy and not realizing that others are looking for the same thing we are. The loneliness and lesser loves of this world need not frustrate us. They can serve as reminders of the value of loving one another as best we can while moving ever closer to the divine meaning of Christmas – that there is a Lover yearning for an affinity with us. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@ 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.

Red Cross to send ‘touch of home’ The American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes are teaming up to deliver holiday cards to service members, their families and veterans, many of whom will be far from home this season. Through Dec. 7, the public is invited to send a “touch of home” through holiday cards that contain messages of cheer and appreciation. Cards will then be screened, sorted and boxed for delivery by hundreds of

Gospel Sundays Enjoy some of Cincinnati’s most renowned gospel groups. December 6, 13, 20 & January 17 North Pole Pajama Party Wear your favorite PJs. Drink hot chocolate. Decorate cookies. Create a craft. Dance with Santa and his elves! Call to RSVP. December 20 media sponsor: • (513) 287-7021 0000370436

Red Cross volunteers. “One holiday card is all it takes to make a difference in the life of the millions of active duty military men and women, veterans and family members,” said Ron Hakes, director of emergency services for the chapter. Last year hundreds of volunteers from the Cincinnati Area Chapter screened, sorted and packaged cards that were delivered to military bases, veteran and military hospitals across the

U.S. and around the world. The Cincinnati Chapter of the American Red Cross would like to encourage Cincinnati Area residents to send their holiday cards between Nov. 2 and Dec. 7 to the following address: Holiday Mail for Heroes, P.O. Box 5456, Capitol Heights, Md., 20791-5456. Visit to print off holiday cards and to learn more about the Cincinnati Red Cross Military services.


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December 2, 2009


Have a bourbon ball this season

December is here and that means Hanukkah and Christmas are on their way. So for the next few weeks I’ll be sharing some gifts from the kitchen, along with my regular recipes. One more thing, check the pantry spices and herbs for freshness. Do the sniff test: If they don’t smell fragrant, toss them and get new. And when you open them, regardless of the expiration date on the can (particularly with baking powder), know that you should use them within a year maximum. For baking powder, put a little in some warm water – it should start foaming right away. For baking soda, do the same but use some vinegar or lemon juice, which will activate it if it’s still fresh.

Rita’s creamy Kentucky colonels/bourbon balls

Tricia Boh, a Kentucky reader, asked me to replicate the bourbon balls “like Rebecca Ruth’s makes for Buffalo Trace bourbon distillery in Frankfort, Ky.” Here’s one from my files, which is what I think she wants, as this is a creamy, not cakey, bourbon ball. I also have a traditional bourbon ball recipe which

sheet, then transfer to a freezer container for dipping later). Melt the chocolate. Remove while still some lumps remain as the residual heat will melt the rest when you stir it. Dip the balls. I use a wooden skewer to dip mine. As soon as you dip them and put on a sprayed cookie sheet, top with a pecan half. Put in refrigerator to set coating completely. Store in fridge, covered.

I’m including for our Web version. (Let us know if you want a copy by mail by calling 513-591-6163.) You can divide this in half, or double it. Now I want you to taste the mixture after it’s mixed up – if it’s creamy enough then leave as is. If you want a bit more creaminess, add a bit more butter, starting with a couple tablespoons and go from there. Makes anywhere from three to four dozen, depending on size. I use a small ice cream scoop to make the balls nice and round. I think the coating on Buffalo Trace’s balls is probably bittersweet or Belgian dark chocolate.

Withrow and CPS chess/transparent pie

I could hardly believe my luck when Diane Powell called me with this recipe. For M. Miles and Kim McDonald. Kim wants to make it for her brother who enjoys smooth tasting pie. A good friend of Diane’s worked at Withrow’s commissary and gave Diane the recipe. Diane said most public schools in the 1960s-’70s made this pie. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

1 stick salted butter, softened 1 pound powdered sugar Up to 1⁄2 cup bourbon – start with several tablespoons Chocolate coating: Real chocolate chips: semisweet, bittersweet, Belgian, etc. Beat together butter and sugar. Gradually add bourbon. Form into balls and refrigerate until very firm. (Sometimes I freeze mine in a single layer on a baking

2 tablespoons flour Pinch salt 1 cup evaporated milk (not condensed) 1 regular pie shell

Cream butter, sugar and vanilla together. Sift flour and salt together. Combine, add salt and milk and beat very well, about one to two minutes until well mixed. (Sometimes mixture will look curdled. Don’t worry, it will bake just fine). Pour into shell and bake 40 to 45 minutes on cookie sheets. Diane said the butter tends to bubble over and the pie will be a bit shaky in the center but will set nicely as it cools.

Judy Craven’s sundried Coming tomato salad dressing soon While waiting for a good Red Lobster salad dressing to come in, this one came from Judy, a Delhi reader, who says this is good on pasta salad. 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 ⁄2 cup drained oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes 1 ⁄4 cup red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon drained capers 1 garlic clove, minced Blend all ingredients in a food processor until tomatoes are coarsely chopped.

Rita Heikenfeld Rita’s kitchen

• Entenmann’s pound cake clone • Rita’s chicken and dumplings • Hot chicken casserole topped with potato chips 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

1 stick salted butter, room temperature 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 egg yolks, room temperature, beaten well

Son of military hero receives scholarship Loveland. His sister Krista has been on scholarship for four years. Couach graduated cum laude from high school. He was involved with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Young Life, and served as president of the German Club. To learn more, visit or

Defense Service Medal. Today both of his children are able to go to college because of the sacrifices he made for this country. Thanks to the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund, the newest scholarship recipient in the Couch family is Jamison, a freshman at the University of Cincinnati. Majoring in engineering, Jamison is a resident of


America is free because there are heroes who are willing to sacrifice life and limb to protect its people, ideals, and borders. The late Spec. John Couch of the United States Army was one of those heroes. Couch died as a result of a service connected incident. He received numerous medals and commendations including the National


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Loveland Herald


December 2, 2009

RELIGION Epiphany United Methodist Church



7950 Pfeiffer Rd.


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

EPISCOPAL ST. ANNE, WEST CHESTER 6461 Tylersville Road (1/2 mile W. of Cin-Day) 513-779-1139

Sundays 7:30, 9:00 & 10:45am Nursery Sun 9:00am-noon Church School Classes for All Ages, 9:45am

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

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1651 Bolender Rd. Hamersville, Ohio (937) 379-9200 $38 All Cut Your Own Trees Any Size or Type Includes Tax and Tree Wrapping Open 5 days a week Wed - Sun 9am - 5pm • Closed Mon & Tues Season Opens Nov. 27 - Dec. 20 NEW FOR 2009! 2500 sq. ft. CHRISTMAS SHOP • Colorado Spruce • Norway Spruce • White Pine • Scotch Pine • Canaan Fir One of the area’s largest selection of live trees (B & B) 120 ft swinging bridge to access 4 acres of larger trees


ST. PATRICK’S-LEBANON 232 E. Main St (corner of East & Main) Rev. Jacqueline E. Matisse, Pastor

932-7691 Holy Eucharist 10:30am Sunday School 10:30am Nursery Care Provided 5 min. from K-71 via Rt. 48

EVANGELICAL FREE 5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

3751 Creek Rd.


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

8221 Miami Rd. (corner of Galbraith)


NEW 9:30am Service --

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

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

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


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

Phone 677-9760 • Fax 677-9763

M-F 8:00-7:00

Sat. 9:00-5:00

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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

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Church School for Everyone 10:10 am

Traditional Worship 11:15 am Child Care available at all times

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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.

Northern Hills Synagogue

Northern Hills Synagogue - Congregation B’nai Avraham in Deerfield Township and Borders Books are teaming up to present another in their series of programs about the Jewish holidays. On Sunday, Dec. 6, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., the Borders in Mason, 5105 Deerfield Blvd., will open its doors to “A Taste of Chanukah,” sponsored by Northern Hills. The program will feature Chanukah crafts, food, stories and games for children and families, along with recipes and imaginative ideas for celebrating the holiday. Upcoming programs in the “Taste” series will focus on the holidays of Purim and Passover. There is no charge to attend. The

About religion

Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. E-mail announcements to m, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. Mail to: Loveland Herald, Attention: Teasha O’Connell, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, OH 45140. entire community is welcome. For more information, please call the synagogue at 931-6038. Northern Hills Synagogue - Congregation B’nai Avraham is hosting a kosher Chinese buffet and movie night at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24. The menu will feature hot and sour cabbage soup, egg rolls, fried and steamed rice, spicy eggplant with tofu, broccoli chicken, chicken nuggets, stir fry vegetables, and much more. Following dinner and Chinese games, two movies will be shown. For children, “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs” will be shown, while adults can enjoy “The Hebrew Hammer.” The cost is $15 for adults, and $6 for children ages 3 to 10. Children under 3 are free. The maximum charge per family is $40. Reservations are required by Dec. 17. For more information, contact Northern Hills Synagogue at 931-6038. The synagogue is at 5714 Fields Ertel Road, Deerfield Township; 9316038;

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 the church 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 5830371. The church is at 6300 Price Road, Loveland; 677-7600.

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Sunday 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. Loveland High School, off of Rich Rd. 683-1556 6635 Loveland-Miamiville Rd. (across from Oasis Golf Course) Ph. 513-677-9866 Contemporar y Ser vices: Saturdays 5pm & Sundays 9:00am Traditional Ser vice: Sunday - 10:30 am

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8:15 & 11am Traditional Service & Kingdom Kids 9:30am Contemporary Worship & Sunday School 7:00pm Wednesday, Small Groups for all ages Infant care available for all services

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 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 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. Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge. Vacation in a beautiful log cabin or chalet with hot tub, Jacuzzi, views & pool tables. Call about specials! 800-436-6618


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Worship times are: Contemporary worship at 5 p.m. Saturdays, contemporary worship at 9 a.m. Sundays and traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays.

The church 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




December 2, 2009

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




Andrew S. Weinheimer, 30, 426 Main St., assault-knowingly, Nov. 10. Rick N. Campbell, 55, 303 Navaho Drive, re-cite other department, speed greater than 35mph active school zone, Nov. 10. Kippy L. Hall, 29, 911 Bellevue Ave., arrest-outside agency warrant, driving under suspension or violating restriction, driving under suspension or violating restriction, Nov. 10. Sharod F. Gales, 29, 6549 Winding Way, re-cite other department, recite other department, Nov. 10. Keisha Simone Walton, 19, 799 W. Main St., re-cite other department, Nov. 10. David M. Miller, 44, 344 Wards Corner Road, tail light required, liquor; consumption in motor vehicle, weapon; carry concealed, Nov. 10. Debra S. West, 48, 2 Iroquois Drive, assault-knowingly, criminal damaging/endangering-knowingly any means, Nov. 12. Ryan J. Thomann, 27, 526 Old State Route 74, re-cite other department, re-cite other department, recite other department, Nov. 13. Juvenile, 18, drug paraphernaliause/possess, Nov. 13. Jeffrey A. Mackay, 50, 330 St. Andrews Drive B, violating protection order or consent agreement, Nov. 15.

Incidents/investigations Arrest-outside agency warrant

At 10000 Loveland-Madeira Road, Nov. 10. At 605 Paxton Ave., Nov. 16.


At 409 Loveland Madeira Road, Nov. 10.


At 409 Loveland-Madeira Road, Nov. 10.

Assault-knowingly, criminal damaging/endangering At 4 Iroquois Drive, Nov. 12.

Bonfires, re-cite other department At Cones Road, Nov. 13.


At 9185 Union Cemetery Road, Nov. 15.

Criminal damaging

At 6740 Loveland Miamiville Road, Nov. 10

Criminal damaging/endangering, domestic violence At 126 Venice Ave., Nov. 10.

Domestic violence

126 Venice Ave., Nov. 10.

Nov. 14. Juvenile, 14, no drivers license, leaving scene, Nov. 13. Juvenile, 14, underage consumption, Nov. 14. Leah M. Couch, 22, 8 Kenny Court, obstructing official business, Nov. 14. Joshua L. Williams, 22, 70 Melody Lane, keg law, Nov. 14. Two juveniles, 16, arson, Nov. 15. Juvenile, 14, arson, Nov. 15.

At 150 E. Broadway St., Nov. 13.

Incidents/investigations Arson

At 200 Crutchfield Place, Nov. 10.


Drug paraphernalia-use/possess

Wooded area set on fire at 5700 block of Melody Lane, Nov. 15.

Liquor consumption in motor vehicle

At 200 Crutchfield Place, Nov. 10.

Male was assaulted at Pete’s Café at Ohio 28, Nov. 14. Male was assaulted at 350 Center St., Nov. 15.

At 6740 Loveland-Madeira Road, Nov. 10. At 126 S. Lebanon Road, Nov. 10.

Drywall, etc. damaged at 5616 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, Nov. 13.

Liquor; consumption in motor vehicle, weapon; carry concealed

Breaking and entering, criminal damage

Re-cite other department



Bike taken; $150 at 1206 Ridgewood, Nov. 12. Wine taken at 6699 Deerview, Nov. 13.

At 617 Hanna Ave., Nov. 10. At 608 Centre St., Nov. 10.


At 800 Loveland-Madeira Road, Nov. 15.

Violate protection order or consent agreement At 219 Chestnut St., Nov. 12.

Criminal damage

Panel damaged on vehicle at Live Oaks lot at Buckwheat Road, Nov. 9. Vehicle scratched at 1889 Pebble Ridge, Nov. 10.

Criminal simulation

MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Ashley D. Calhoun, 19, 1282 Pebblebrooke, theft, Nov. 10. Erin Richardson, 20, 6920 Silverton, underage consumption, Nov. 7. William Q. Mcosker, 18, 756 Wards Corner, receiving stolen property, Nov. 13. Brandon A. Turner, 24, 5011 Factory Drive, drug paraphernalia, operating vehicle under influence, driving under suspension, Nov. 14. Robert E. Sexton, 28, 120 Julie Lane, assault, Nov. 14. Robert G. Keller, 37, 732 Miami Heights, domestic violence, Nov. 15. Juvenile, 17, underage consumption, Nov. 15. Zachary S. Griffin, 19, 6629 Saddlebrook, underage consumption, Nov. 15. Brian T. Witherby, 21, 160 Glen Lake, open container, Nov. 15. John W. Lee, 47, 840 Overlook, deception to obtain dangerous drugs, Nov. 14. Jimmy L. Richey, 46, 2270 Schoedinger, complicity to deception to obtain dangerous drugs,

Two counterfeit $50 bills passed at Christopher George Salon at Ohio 28, Nov. 14.

Deception to obtain dangerous drugs False prescription called into Walgreen’s at Ohio 28, Nov. 14.

Domestic violence

At Miami Heights, Nov. 15.


Female stated ID used with no authorization at 5566 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, Nov. 12. Male stated ID used with no authorization at 6614 Stableford, Nov. 15.

Misuse of credit card

Male stated card used with no authorization; $295.48 at 1152 Red Bird, Nov. 7.


Cash taken from Castrucci Ford; $1,600 at Ohio 28, Nov. 9. Utility trailer taken at 70 Glendale Milford, Nov. 10. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $28.79 at Ohio 50, Nov. 10. Beer taken at 6433 Airdale Court, Nov. 10. Wallet taken from counter at IHOP at



Loveland Herald

Your Community Press newspaper serving Loveland, Miami Township, Symmes Township


About police reports


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

418 Broadway St., Chalacat Inc. to Brian George, 0.2410 acre, $140,000. 220 Oak St., Comberger Properties Limited Partnership to Robert Hanna, $117,000.


Romar Drive, Nov. 11. GPS unit, compound bow, etc. taken from vehicle; $1,390 at 6049 Windy Hollow, Nov. 12. Utility trailer taken; $3,480 at 6057 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Nov. 12. Gasoline not paid for at BP Station; $10 at Ohio 131, Nov. 12. Shirts taken from Meijer; $90 at Ohio 28, Nov. 12. Male received 10 counterfeit bills at Wars Corner Road, Nov. 12. Wallet taken from phone booth and credit card used with no authorization at 927 Ohio 28, Nov. 9. Items charged at Sherwin-Williams with no authorization at Ohio 28, Nov. 13. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $29.60 at Ohio 50, Nov. 13. Bike taken at 6708 Deerview, Nov. 13. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $115.70 at Ohio 28, Nov. 15.

Theft, criminal mischief

Outside water turned on and targets taken at 5686 Greimann, Nov. 12.

SYMMES TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

William Lefevers, 48, 70 Glendale Milford Road, assault at 70 Glendale Milford Road, Nov. 8. Michael Bacon, 20, 5260 Terrace Ridge, possession of marijuana at Galbraith Road and Camp Road, Nov. 6.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damaging

Mailbox damaged at 10843 Oak Valley Drive, Nov. 11. Vehicle door damaged at 8557 Twilight Tear Lane, Nov. 17.


Victim threatened at 12114 Mason Road, Nov. 14.

10067 Fox Chase Drive: Bowser Clarence A. to Essember Carol A.; $205,000. 432 Navaho Drive: Batterson Jeremy Douglas to Hodge Misty; $100,500. 1428 Sunrise Drive: Bank Of America National Association to Lohr Margaret; $60,000. 1836 Stockton Drive: Reineck Jennifer L. to Heilman Gregory S.; $125,900. 234 Seminole Drive: Hsbc Bank Usa National Association to Borcherding Maryann M.; $115,000. 3048 Stratford Court: Rohr E. Lynn to Living Solutions LLC; $76,000.


977 Apple Blossom Lane, Kevin & Aimee Long to Daniel & Katie Cepluch, 0.2980 acre, $231,000. 5588 Beech Grove Drive, U.S. Bank National Assoc., as trustee to James Springer, $135,500. 5707 Blue Spruce Road, TEH Construction Inc. to Nicholas Ward, $106,300. 6518 Branch Hill Miamiville Road, Melba Rosselot to Adrian Dawn, 0.4300 acre, $103,000. 6040 Bridgehaven Drive No. 2, Nancy Long to Deborah Lefkowitz & Henry Woodard, $185,000. 1079 Carraway Lane, Mattie Louise Salyer to Alan & Janet Randall, $153,500. 5925 Castlewood Crossing, Deborah Fishman,et al to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., $113,334.34. 1193 Emily Drive, Christopher Garrett to Darryl Jackson, $128,000. 1226 Fawn Court, Richard & Kimberly Shay to Vincent Panzeca & Jessica Goldberger, 0.6700 acre, $174,900. 715 Glencrest Lane, James Cushenberry & Angela Janey to Caleb & Leah Mitchell, $260,000. 1102 Hayward Circle, Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC. to Douglas Kendall, 0.3056 acre, $212,500. 5510 Mallard Pointe Court, NVR Inc.



About real estate transfers

Clermont County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Clermont County Auditor Linda L. Fraley. Hamilton County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. to William Simms, 0.3082 acre, $165,940. 5652 McCormick Tr., Grey Cliffs LLC. to NVR Inc., 0.2996 acre, $45,000. 668 Milford Hills Drive, Richard & Nora Murray to Heidi Macneal, $172,000. 1711 Millbrook Lane, Jeffrey Carpenter, et al. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., 0.6560 acre, $205,000. 1706 Smoke House Way, Jeffrey Curran, et al. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., 0.1820 acre, $150,000. 1106 Sophia, Grey Cliffs LLC. to NVR Inc., 0.2996 acre, $55,000. 603 Valley Woods Court, Art & Renita Heeger to Michele Carter & William Schulte, $387,500. 718 Wards Corner Road, Tamarah Denzy, et al. to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., as trustee, 0.7410 acre, $155,000. 810 Wards Corner Road, Michael & Lea Thomas to Matthew Behymer, $114,900.

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Loveland Herald


December 2, 2009

REUNIONS St. Dominic Class of 1988 – reunion is being rescheduled for the fall at a date and place to be determined. E-mail Angela (Fischer) Seiter at for information. Princeton High School Class of 1970 – will have its 40th reunion on June 25 and June 26. A buffet is planned for 7 p.m. tto 11 p.m., Friday June 25, at Raffel’s Banquet Hall in Evendale. The class will also meet from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Sharon Woods, Saturday, June 26, at Cardinal Crest camp

site for a cookout. Contact Jim Young at or Janice (Renner) Wilkins at Talawanda High School classes of 1964 and 1965 – are having a 45th reunion for 1965 and 46th reunion for 1964, July 23, 24 and 25, in Oxford. Specific planning will take place in November, but initial contacts can be made to Alice Anderson Wedding at, on, or at 831-0336.

Kids hosts courage awards CancerFree KIDS, a local charity committed to funding life-saving childhood cancer research, hosted its annual “Celebration of Extraordinary Courage” at the Manor House Nov. 12, sponsored by Macy’s. Honored that evening were winners of the Extraordinary Courage Awards, sponsored by Macy’s. These included the Elam Family of Liberty Township and Dr. Lars Wagner (Mason) of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Also honored were Friends of CancerFree KIDS which included: CBTS, PNC Bank, Marcia Lechner (Loveland) and Leslie Keller (Dayton). A highlight of the evening included a presentation from Shayna Flannery (Loveland), for whom CancerFree KIDS was founded. To celebrate 10 years of being cancer-free,

Shayna sold her own, custom-made courage jewelry to raise money for childhood cancer research. She challenged other kids to join her in efforts to fund a kids-only research grant. Shayna also introduced other childhood cancer survivors who were in attendance. More than 260 guests attended the event which included a live and silent auction and entertainment by Al Early and Dave Snyder of Sound Mind. According to Ellen Flannery, founder and president of CancerFree KIDS, “We are so grateful to all our guests, sponsors and volunteers who made our event possible. The impact of the success of the ‘Celebration of Extraordinary Courage’ will truly be felt in the fight to find a cure for childhood cancer.”

Loveland, Symmes children featured in ‘Holiday Follies’ The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati celebrates the season Dec. 4-6 and 12-13, at the Taft Theatre with “Holiday Follies.” Local residents Henry Huber, Nathan Robbins, Bridget Sova and Max Poff are featured in the show. Henry Huber plays an Elf. Huber is in fourth-grade at St. Margaret of York School in Loveland. This is Huber’s first production with The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. Huber participated in the 2009 STAR Program. He has performed in the Mason Children’s Theatre productions of “The Twelve Dancing Princesses,” “Seussical” and “Peter Pan.” Huber also enjoys baseball, football and diving. Nathan Robbins plays Elmer the Elf and a Stagehand. Robbins is excited to be appearing in another production with The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, having previously performed in “Disney’s High School Musical 2 On Stage!,” “Disney’s Mulan, Jr.,” “Robin Hood,” “Disney’s High School Musical,” “Noah’s Ark,” “Casey at the Bat,” “Aesop’s Fables,” “The Wizard of Oz” and “Tom Sawyer.” Other local


Max Poff of Symmes Township plays Jack Frost and an Elf in “Holiday Follies.”


From left: Nathan Robbins, Henry Huber and Bridget Sova in rehearsals for “Holiday Follies.” credits include Showboat’s production of “Oliver!” (Artful Dodger), Mariemont’s “Honk!” (Bullfrog), and “Into the Woods, Jr.” with Loveland Stage Company among many others. In addition, he enjoys performing in productions at Loveland High School where he is a junior. Bridget Sova plays a Fol-

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lyette and a Reindeer. Sova is a senior at Loveland High School. She made her debut with The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati in 2004 as Fern in “Charlotte’s Web.” This is her seventh season with TCTC. Some of her favorite productions include “Disney’s High School Musical 2 On Stage!” (Blossom), “Rudolph” (Vixen), “Disney’s Aladdin, Jr.” (Harem Girl/Genie Dancer) and “Annie, Jr.” (Pepper). Sova has performed in several community theater productions including “Into the Woods” (Little Red Riding Hood) and “Disney’s Aladdin, Jr.” (Jasmine). Sova is part of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s STAR Program and

played the title role in their production of “Little Mary Sunshine.” Poff plays Jack Frost and an Elf. Poff is a sixth-grade student at E.H. Greene School. This is Poff’s debut in a Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Production! He enjoys acting, dancing, playing the drums, playing baseball and basketball and is part of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s STAR Program. “Holiday Follies” is ideal for family with children ages 4 and older. It will be presented for the public at the Taft Theatre at 317 E. Fifth St. in downtown Cincinnati at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at 2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at 2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13. Single tickets for each production are $20, $18, and $7 and are available by calling The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Box Office at 569-8080, ext. 10, or visit or call 877-LYV-TIXS. Enjoy the Arts discounts are available. For group sales call The Children’s Theatre Box Office at 569-8080, ext. 10.

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NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF SYMMES TOWNSHIP Notice is hereby given that the Board of Trustees of Symmes Township, Hamilton County, Ohio, will 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 Fiscal Officer, Symmes Township 1001519310

NOTICE OF SYMMES TOWNSHIP ZONING COMMISSION Notice is hereby given that the Zoning Commission of Symmes Township, Hamilton County, Ohio, will hear Symmes #95-01, Verizon Wireless (window signage), at its meeting scheduled for December 16, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. The Zoning Commission will review for approval a minor modification to the Final Development Plan to amend the approved signage plan to increase the square footage and to exceed the percentage of window signage allowed for the property located at 9040 Union Cemetery Road To place your BINGO ad (45249). This meeting call 513.242.4000 will be held at the Township Administra If you’re looking tion Building, 9323 for buyers, you’re Union Cemetery Road. Information is in the right on file and open for public inspection. neighborhood. Carol A. Sims Call Community Classified Zoning Secretary 513.242.4000 910536/1001521727

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF SYMMES TOWNSHIP Notice is hereby given that the Board of Trustees of Symmes Township, Hamilton County, Ohio, will 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 If you’re looking for buyers, you’re in the right neighborhood. Call Community Classified



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