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By Jeanne Houck

Soldier remembered for ‘huge heart’


Election opinions

If you have an opinion you’d like to share about a candidate or issue on the Nov. 2 ballot, it is time to get your thoughts together. Northeast Suburban Life will accept election-related letters and guest columns until 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, for publication Oct. 20. The only election-related letters and columns which we will publish Oct. 27 – the final edition before the election – are those responding directly to previously published letters and columns. The deadline for those letters and columns is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20. For more information, see Viewpoints, A8.

Cheers for Indian Hill

Indian Hill High School cheerleaders showed their team spirit by painting posters and adorning the halls with streamers for the homecoming game. SEE SCHOOLS, A5

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Across the Sycamore Community School District last week, friends rememebred Army Spec. (Donald) Scott Morrison, who died Sept. 26 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The 23-year-old Blue Ash man, who graduated from Sycamore High School in 2005, died one day after his military vehicle hit a roadside bomb. Morrison worked at the Blue Ash Recreation Center and his father, Donald Morrison, is a Blue Ash firefighter. “Scottie started work in the fitness center at the Blue Ash Recreation Center in 2006, and continued his work here right up until the time he enlisted in the Army in 2008,” said Brian Kruse, a recreation leader at the recreation center. “Scottie not only has a multitude of friends on the staff, but also was a favorite among our members – no doubt due to his magnetic personality, huge heart and very respectful demeanor to everyone. “Scottie will be sorely missed by his Blue Ash Parks and Recreation (Department) family,” Kruse said. Morrison is the fifth Sycamore High School graduate to die in combat in Afghanistan or Iraq, said Erika Daggett, chief information officer for the Sycamore Community Schools. Others killed were Daniel Freeman, Branden Haunert, Phillip McNeill and Scott Roberson. Daggett said Morrison joined the Army after Haunert, an Army private who graduated in 2005


Flags are at half staff in front of the Blue Ash Municipal and Safety Center on Cooper Road in honor of Army Spec. (Donald) Scott Morrison of Blue Ash, who was killed in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The former Blue Ash Recreation Center employee graduated from Sycamore High School in 2005. with Morrison, was killed by a roadside bomb in Tikrit, Iraq, in May 2008. “Branden and Scott were friends and when Branden was killed in service, it inspired Scott to join the military,” Daggett said. Meredith Post, assistant lacrosse coach at Sycamore High School, also graduated in 2005 and was good friends with Morrison. “He didn’t play a sport, but he was one of the most avid fans of

Sycamore athletics,” Post said. “He never seemed to miss a basketball, football or soccer game supporting his friends on the field. “He was a happy guy who put his friends first and always made everyone around him laugh,” Post said. Morrison also attended Maple Dale Elementary School in Blue Ash. There will be moments of silence for Morrison at Sycamore High School Sept. 28, at the

Homecoming game Oct. 1 and at the Sycamore Board of Education meeting Oct. 7. “When any graduate dies, it has a tremendous impact on the Sycamore family,” said Adrienne James, superintendent of the Sycamore Community Schools. “We are very proud of the young men and women who serve in the military and the courage, loyalty and honor they show to the United States of America.”

Black bear seen in Symmes Township By Amanda Hopkins

Symmes Township may have a new resident that has been causing some concern. Symmes Township Administrator Gerald Beckman said there have been three reported sightings of a black bear near Symmes Township Park and the Rozzi property on Lebanon Road. Beckman said the witnesses are credible and residents have been warned. A warning has been sent out through the Loveland Symmes Fire Department’s Code Red phone system and fliers have

been posted in the township parks. Beckman said the Ohio Department of Natural Resources said the black bear is not a major issue for residents. “There’s no issue unless ... he becomes a nuisance,” Beckman said. If residents spot a black bear in the Symmes Township area they should not approach the animal and should call the Loveland Symmes Fire Department at 677-7000. For more information on black bears, visit the state website


A sign at the entrance at Symmes Township Park on Lebanon Road about possible black bear sightings in the area. Residents are warned to not go near the bear and to call the Loveland Symmes Fire Department at 677-7000 if they spot the animal.

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Trustees focused on saving money with aggregation By Amanda Hopkins


Shelter 1 at Bechtold Park on Sycamore Road in Sycamore Township may be the model for upgrades to other aging shelters in the park.

Improvements coming to Sycamore parks

By Amanda Hopkins

To keep the parks looking green, Sycamore Township Board of Trustees approved the purchase of an aerator. Sycamore Township road superintendent Tracy Kellums said the aerator, which costs $4,720, will break up the ground to allow water and nutrients into the soil. Kellums said this was the best option for the parks,

which have been hurt by the dry and hot summer. Kellums said the other alternative would be to Kellums have a onetime treatment done by Tru-Green for all of the parks, which would have cost $20,000. Kellums said the aerator is a good purchase because

it can be used for the next several years. Parks and recreation director Mike McKeown is also working on getting estimates for upgrades to the shelters at Bechtold Park on Sycamore Road. Trustee President Tom Weidman said he wants shelters two and three to look similar to shelter one, with the green roof and the bricks. Shelter five will also be repaired and cleaned.




f your mom lives by herself, it’s only natural to worry about her during the course of your day. After all, you remember a time when she was constantly on the go.

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For Symmes Township Trustee Ken Bryant, the main focus of an aggregation program in the township is to save the residents money. Bryant plugged in his own usage numbers and numbers for a few of his neighbors at the rates that both Integrys and Duke Energy offered between 2007 and 2010 for gas. He said the money he would have saved in one year would be canceled out by the money he spent in other years. Bryant said Integrys will

p r o v i d e anticipated costs in advance of the regular Oct. 5 trustees meeting. He Bryant said the trustees will decide at that meeting whether the township will sign a supply contract for gas aggregation with Integrys. “Based on costs estimates and other options ... we can choose and pick depending upon us having an agreement on a contract,” Bryant said. He also proposed a resolution that would give the

residents who do not respond to opt-out letters for the electric endorsement program through Duke Retail an automatic 6.19 cents per kilowatt hour rate instead of the 18 percent option. Through the Duke Retail electric endorsement program, residents are given the choice to lock in the 6.19 cents rate or receive an 18 percent discount on the supply portion of their electric bill. Residents who do respond will still have the option of choosing their savings plan. The residents who do not will default to the 6.19 cents per kilowatt hour rate.

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Interfaith relationships in the Jewish community are becoming more common, with many mothers of other religious backgrounds raising Jewish children. These women can now receive educational support and guidance through The Mothers Circle, a free program offered by Jewish Family Service. To participate, mothers do not have to be affiliated with a Jewish institution or have any prior knowledge of Judaism. ”Although the Jewish husband or partner may not be particularly religious, they still identify with their Jewish heritage and customs. They often want to pass this connection on to their children,” said Linda Kean, CFLE, Jewish Family Service director of Family Life Education. The Mothers Circle meets twice a month in a warm and nurturing environment to discuss topics such as Jewish

traditions, values, holiday celebrations, and the “how-tos” of creating a Jewish home. This program also serves as a support group for women with shared experiences. The Mothers Circle program at Jewish Family Service receives funding from the Jewish Women’s Endowment Fund of Jewish Federation of Greater Cincinnati. For more information, contact Linda Kean at Jewish Family Service at 766-3318, or

Early dismissal

Sycamore High School students will be released early – at 12:50 p.m. – Thursday, Oct. 7, so teachers can exchange teaching techniques and discuss topics such as technology, changes in curriculum, trends in education, testing and building needs.

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Woodward speaks at Town Hall

Bob Woodward, renowned investigative reporter and best selling author, speaks about “What President Obama Can Learn from Presidents Past” as part of the Montgomery Woman’s Club’s Towne Hall Lecture Series. Lectures will be presented Wednesday, Oct. 13, and Thursday, Oct. 14, at 11 a.m. at Montgomery Assembly of God ,7950 Pfeiffer Road. An additional lecture is scheduled for 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, at Sycamore Junior High auditorium, 5757 Cooper Road. Single tickets are $35 and can be purchased the day of the lecture or online at: The phone number is 513-684-1632.

A decade of difference

The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education is celebrating its 10th anniversary on Oct. 10 with music and memories in the program, “A Decade of Difference Honoring History, Celebrating the Future.” A reception is 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, with dinner and program at 6:30 p.m. at Adath Israel Congregation, 3201 E. Galbraith Road. Honorees are Dean Richard E. Friedman, Father Michael Graham, Joe Hale, Shawn Jeffers, Sam Knobler, Dr. Michael Meyer, Margaret Moertl, John Neyer, Dr. Racelle Weiman and Gail Ziegler. More information is available at


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Preschool would be moved to new Maple Dale By Jeanne Houck

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The Sycamore Community Schools’ preschool program will be moved to Maple Dale Elementary School in Blue Ash if voters approve a bond issue in November to replace the school. That would put the preschool program in a more centralized location and free up needed classroom space at Symmes Elementary School, which currently houses the preschool classes, said Superintendent Adrienne James. Voters will be asked to give a thumbs-up to a 0.61mill bond issue Nov. 2 to replace Maple Dale at a cost of $17.5 million. The new school would be built for 500 kindergarten through fourth-grade students on the current site on

This is the second in a series of articles about the 0.61-mill bond issue voters in the Sycamore Community Schools will be asked to approve Nov. 2 to replace Maple Dale Elementary School in Blue Ash, at a cost of $17.5 million.


Sycamore Community Schools officials plan to incorporate the gymnasium at Maple Dale Elementary School in Blue Ash – seen here – if voters approve a bond issue to replace the school. Hagewa Drive, with the current gymnasium – newer than the rest of the school – incorporated into it to save money. The Sycamore Board of Education voted to put the bond issue on the ballot after the Ohio School Facili-

issue would cost homeowners $18.18 per $100,000 of their home’s market value annually. The savings associated with the new school would be considerable,

ties Commission determined that 18 of 23 mechanical and structural systems need to be replaced or repaired at Maple Dale – including the school’s plumbing, roofing and heating and air conditioning systems. If approved, the bond

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RSVP for Red Ribbon breakfast seminar By Jeanne Houck

University of Cincinnati President Gregory Williams will be the keynote speaker at the Northeast Community Challenge Coalition’s Red Ribbon Breakfast Seminar Monday, Oct. 11. The event at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Pfeiffer Road in Blue Ash will launch the 2010-2011 Communitywide Red Ribbon Campaign. That’s a year-long, public-awareness campaign against risky behavior – such as substance abuse, bullying and violence – among youth in Blue Ash, Montgomery and Sycamore and Symmes townships. Registration and a continental breakfast for the Oct. 11 seminar will be from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., at which time the two-hour program will begin. The breakfast seminar is open to the public and costs $20 per person – $10 for students. Although payment will be accepted during registration at the hotel, reservations must be made by Thursday, Oct. 7, by contacting Lynn McNay at or 794-1026.

Proceeds will benefit the Howard M. Barns Y o u t h Memorial Scholarship Fund. Williams T h e National Red Ribbon Campaign was established in 1988 after the death of Drug Enforcement Agent Enrique Camarena. It was designed to take a collective stand against violence and the illegal use of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs. Bullying is a more recent focus. The Northeast Community Challenge Coalition, founded in 1983 and based in Blue Ash, includes representatives from the schools, government, businesses, law enforcement, media and health, youth, parent, senior citizen, faith and socialservice organizations. Honorary chairs of the Oct. 11 breakfast seminar are Blue Ash Mayor Mark Weber, Montgomery Mayor Gerri Harbison, Sycamore Township Board of Trustees President Tom Weidman and Symmes Township Board of Trustees President Philip Beck.

“One of the strengths of the campaign is the involvement of diverse sectors of the community coming together to promote a unified message of safe, healthy, alcohol/drug- and violence-free lifestyles,” said Debbie Miller, co-president of the Northeast Community Challenge Coalition. “The cornerstone of the campaign is building assets and protective factors to support healthy child and adolescent development.”

Sycamore Township fire chief B.J. Jetter is encouraging residents to brush up on their safety plans during Fire Safety Week this October. Jetter wants residents to use the first week of the month to review or create an emergency evacuation plan. He also said residents should know two ways out of every room, the locations of fire extinguishers and smoke alarms and know the sounds of the smoke alarm. Residents should also create a meeting place and go to a neighbor’s house to call 911. Leaves and brush should not be burnt within 1,000 feet of a structure. Cars

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James said. “A new building will include energy-efficient design choices, including geothermal and light harvesting, thereby lowering operating costs and providing an energy cost savings of at least 50 percent each year,” James said. There are other savings the school district will enjoy if the bond issue passes, Treasurer Beth Weber said. “By undertaking replacement of Maple Dale now, we can take advantage of low construction and borrowing costs,” Weber said.

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should also not be parked on the leaves because the car’s exhaust can cause a fire. To get rid of household wastes such thermostats, pesticides, fertilizers, solvents, thinners, lawn and pool chemicals, batteries, fire extinguishers, propane tanks, oil base paints, mercury, flourescent bulbs, driveway sealer, gasoline and motor oil and antifreeze, residents can take the products to Clean Harbors at 4879 Spring Grove Ave. Jetter said firefighters will also be conducting hydrant maintenance this month. Any questions, call 7928565. | Caring Above All.




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October 6, 2010


Survey shows split on texting while driving

By Jeanne Houck

Participants were divided in Montgomery’s recently closed online survey on whether texting and talking on a cell phone while driv-

ing should be regulated. Yes, said some respondents to the survey on Open City Hall, an online forum on Montgomery’s website ( ), on which the city regularly posts surveys on issues

officials believe will interest the community. “Every insurance and highway patrol study has shown driving while texting or even talking with a phone in your ear greatly reduce your ability to safely

handle your vehicle,” one respondent said. “The studies have shown talking or typing has the same effects as being legally drunk.” Other respondents disagreed.

“We need to hold a driver accountable for actions behind the wheel in general, but we don’t need to have laws specific to phones,” one respondent said. “I see people driving while reading, looking at

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Boot camp part of college prep By Forrest Sellers

An Application Boot Camp is just one of the ways Indian Hill High school is preparing students for college. During a recent Indian Hill Exempted Village Board of Education meeting, members of the College Counseling Department provided an overview of the program “It’s all about finding the best fit for our students,” said Esther Hall, College and Career Center coordinator. College and school counselor Kyle Crowley said the district has a “best fit philosophy.” “There is a college out there for everyone,” he said. This year saw the introduction of an Application Boot Camp in which the students receive one-on-one assistance in filling out college applications and preparing essays for admission. It was begun this August and will continue annually.


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Junior Morgan Chadwick, left, of Indian Hill and senior Julia Vigran of Symmes Township put the finishing touch on a banner.

Sophomore Jessie Choate lines up a streamer.

Team spirit Indian Hill High School cheerleaders showed their team spirit by painting posters and adorning the halls with streamers for the homecoming game. Clubs at the school also showed their colors by painting “spirit” panels which were placed on the fence at Tomahawk Stadium. The Indian Hill Braves competed against the Madeira Mustangs. PHOTOS BY FORREST SELLERS/STAFF

Juniors Mary Waltman, left, of Indian Hill and Sydney Allen of Symmes Township apply glue and glitter to a banner.

Juniors Alexis Ilyinsky, left, and Suzy Wilson, both of Indian Hill, unroll a streamer.

Junior Rebecca Eaton, left, and senior Elizabeth Trout, who are both members of the Spanish Club, paint a panel with colored stripes. Both are residents of Indian Hill.

Senior Andrew Jansen of Madeira uses a roller to apply blue paint to a panel.

Junior McKenna Kornman, left, and sophomore Jackie Trott, both of Indian Hill, paint a panel, which will be among those displayed at Tomahawk Stadium prior to the homecoming game. Both are members of the girls varsity golf team.

Junior Caroline Gutbezahl of Symmes Township blows up a balloon.

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The week at CHCA

• The Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy girls’ soccer team tied 0-0 with Talawanda, Sept. 25. CHCA’s Rachel Talaber made seven saves. Clark beat Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy 2-1. CHCA’s Heather Morrison scored the goal. • In girls tennis, CHCA placed sixth in the Flight A Coaches’ Classic, Sept. 25. CHCA’s Faugno and Baxter beat Sycamore’s Fonseca and Martin 7-6, 6-4. In Flight B, CHCA placed seventh. On Sept. 28, CHCA beat Seven Hills 4-1. CHCA’s Dahmus beat Compton 6-3, 6-4; Baxter beat J.E. Seibold 6-1, 6-2; Harker beat J.O. Seibold 6-3, 6-2; Pinto and Bosinger beat Springer and Parameswaran 4-6, 7-5, 6-4. CHCA beat Sycamore 3-2, Sept. 29. CHCA’s Dahmus beat Sammi Kruger 6-3, 6-4; Baxter beat Sophia Southard 6-0, 6-1; Faugno beat Nanki Hura 6-4, 6-0. Sycamore’s Allie Martin and Daniela Fonseca beat Pinto and Bolsinger 6-1, 6-0; Riley Miller and Maggie Cron beat Harker and Orner 76, 6-1. • In boys’ golf, CHCA placed fifth in the 36 holes of the Miami Valley Conference Tournament at Maketewah Country Club. • CHCA golfer AnnMarie Kadnar qualified for districts with a score of 91 in the Division II sectional in girls’ golf, Sept. 27. • In volleyball, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy beat Clark Montessori 25-15, 25-14, 25-20, Sept. 27. • The boys soccer team beat Clark Montessori 2-1, Sept. 30. CHCA’s Jeremy Smith and Jack McIver scored one goal each.

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By Nick Dudukovich

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy quarterback Nick Lawley loves football. After the school day, the senior goes to football practice, followed by dinner at home, and homework. Rather than watching TV, or playing video games like many other teenagers would, Lawley instead watches game footage. Fortunately for Lawley, his dedication is starting to pay dividends. Heading into week six, Lawley was 84-of-150 passing for 1,157 yards and nine touchdowns. These statistics made Lawley the fourthranked passer in the Greater Cincinnati area. Lawley said he doesn’t pay attention to the rankings, and would rather focus on his team’s success. “I’m mainly focusing on wins right now and getting ready for the next week and possibly playoffs,” Lawley said.


At 6-foot-6, CHCA quarterback Nick Lawley (11) is better able to see receivers down field.


CHCA's Jeff Stagnaro rushes with the ball during the Eagles 41-21 victory over Summit Country Day on Oct. 1.

Lawley said the key to his stellar year has been the play of his offensive line, in addition to his wide outs. “It definitely starts up front,” Lawley said. “(The line’s) given me all kinds of time this year and I’ve got great receivers to throw to.” At 6-feet, 6 inches tall, Lawley is better able to see plays unfold in front of him. “(My height) gives me a huge advantage because I can see a lot of things that other people can’t, especially across the middle, and it helps my receivers as well, because they can see the ball coming out of my hands.” Lawley’s play is also giving his team an advantage because oppos-

ing coaches have to spend time preparing a game plan that can stop him. Summit Country Day School head coach Dan Starkey knows Lawley possesses the talent to win any game he plays in. “Nick’s a great quarterback and he’s one of the biggest (guys at the position) I’ve seen in awhile,” Starkey said. “He has a strong arm and good field sense...he makes that offense go.” Lawley is hoping that colleges recognize what other coaches see, and is exploring future football opportunities at Division II and III schools, in addition to Ivy League universities. A post-high school career would

fill Lawley’s desire to play the game, which is something he’s had inside him since he was a young boy. “I’ve always loved football, ever since I was little,” Lawley said. “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do.” Despite coming off an impressive 41-21 victory over Summit Country Day Oct. 1, Lawley hoped his squad will continue to improve. “If we keep (getting better) every week, we’ll just keep getting better, and eventually we will be the best team we can be,” he said.

Defense, seniors lead Aves volleyball By Mark Chalifoux

The week at Ursuline

• The Ursuline cross country team placed 11th with a score of 255 in the Midwest Catholic Championships, Sept. 25. • In tennis, Ursuline finished first in the Flight A Coaches’ Classic, Sept. 25. Mehvish Safdar beat Lakota East’s T. Holden 6-0, 6-1 in the second single finals, and Maggie Egan and Morgan Main beat Sycamore’s Aamna Dosani and Maggie Cron 6-3, 6-1. On Sept. 28, Ursuline B beat McAuley 5-0. Smiti Gupta beat Lupp 6-2, 6-0; Desai beat Herman 6-1, 6-0; Rust beat Widmer 6-1, 6-1; Kathryn Carrier and Behrens beat Heckle and Gruenwald 6-3, 6-2; Stubbers and Donnelly beat Rosenacker and Emig 6-4, 6-1.

Lawley impressive at helm for CHCA

The week at Sycamore

• The Sycamore boys’ cross country team placed second with a score of 52, Sept. 25, in the Harrison Invitational. Sycamore’s Kubilay Inanli placed third in 17 minutes, 4 seconds; and Tallin Forshey placed fifth in 17 minutes, 9 seconds. • In boys’ soccer, Sycamore beat Colerain 5-1, Sept. 28. Sycamore’s Max Riehemann and Michael Bemmes scored two goals each, and Matt Hill scored one goal. On Sept. 30, Sycamore lost 1-0 to Lakota East. • In girls’ soccer, Sycamore beat Colerain 1-0, Sept. 28. Sycamore’s Carrie Tveita made 10 saves, and Lauren Hancher scored the goal. • In girls’ golf, Sycamore placed third with a score of 180 against Mason’s 150 and St. Ursula’s 160, Sept. 29. • The Sycamore volleyball beat Lakota Eat 25-20, 25-23, 25-23, Sept. 30.


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Amanda Castle, of Anderson Township and a senior at Ursuline Academy, shot a 1 under par 71 at the GGCL Tournament on Sept. 14 at Weatherwax Golf Course. Castle earned the medalist honor for the tournament and led her team to its first-place finish. The Lion’s score of 295 broke not only their school record, but the GGCL league record. Castle hopes to finish her senior year with a trip to the state championship in October as she has twice before.

The Sycamore High School girls’ volleyball team was faced with the daunting prospect of replacing 75 percent of the offense from the 2009 team, but the Aves have relied on good defense and good ball control to be one of the top teams in the Greater Miami Conference again in 2010. “We’re having a really good season,” head coach Greg Ulland said. “We set ourselves up well to finish second in the GMC.” There are still several matches to go in the regular season but the Aves have played the most difficult part of their schedule. Lakota West will likely be undefeated in the conference but Lakota East, which was 5-1 and in second, was en route to finishing second in the conference before the Aves beat them at home Sept. 30 at Sycamore’s Volley for the Cure match. “We played great,” Ulland said. “We couldn’t have played much better.” Coming into the season, Sycamore had to replace the standout senior from the 2009 team, Gaby Gray, and Ulland moved the team’s

second-best hitter to setter, leaving the Aves without much returning offense. Sycamore did return many players from that team though, and it’s been ball control and defense that has been the hallmarks of this team. “That keeps us in a lot of games and helps us beat some good teams because we control the ball so well, and we haven’t always done that in the past,” Ulland said. “With good ball control and such a balanced team, we have a lot of options.” Ulland said this team has been fun to coach, largely in part to a coaching staff that’s been together for three seasons now and a strong senior class for the Aves. Sycamore has eight seniors on the roster. “They are really selfless and work so well together. They have just been fantastic,” Ulland said. Sycamore is led by setter Jessica Wolfe and by Laikyn McClelland, Sariah Suryadevara and Madison Keyes. Erika Russell and Annie Blood are returning hitters for Sycamore. “They have scored some of our biggest points in our biggest wins,” Ulland said.

Sycamore has several big wins, including the win over Lakota East and a win over Mason, the first one the Aves have over the Comets in three years. Ulland said he thinks some teams underestimate the Aves, and said the senior class will be a hard one to replace. “They are great role models for our younger kids because the way they approach practice and the way they are teammates to each other will be the mark they leave on our program,” he said. Ulland said the team’s first goal is to get back into the sectional finals and to the district level. He thinks it will be tougher for teams to prepare for Sycamore because the Aves are so balanced, he said. Before the postseason kicks up for Sycamore, there are still a few matches left, including a senior night match against Hamilton on Oct. 7. Ulland said people who come out to support the Aves will have a fun team to watch. “They spread the ball around and play exceptionally together, and that teamwork and balance is a fun thing to watch,” he said.

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BRIEFLY The week at Moeller

• The Moeller golf team placed first with a score of 1,206 in the GCL South Tournament, Sept. 28. Moeller’s Andrew Dorn had the highest average score of 36.875; Michael Wolf averaged 28.375, Alex Pietandrea averaged 39, Mason Eckley averaged 39.25, Michael Irwin averaged 39.625, Lee averaged 39.875. • The Moeller soccer team shut out La Salle 5-0, Sept. 25. Moeller’s Chris Nartker scored two goals; and Sam Speyer, Connor White and Patrick Thibodeaux scored one goal each. On Sept. 28, Moeller beat Alter 4-1. Moeller’s Raymond Roberts scored three goals and Sam Speyer scored one goal. • In cross country, Moeller placed eighth with a score of 247, Sept. 25.

The week at Ursuline

• In tennis, Ursuline beat Lakota East 4-1 in the State Team Tournament Southwest District Finals. Ursuline’s Komal Safdar beat Pitman 64, 4-6, 6-3; Mehvish Safdar beat Strahan 6-1, 6-0; Madison DeWitt beat Stephens 62, 6-2; Maggie Egan and Morgan Main beat Fugate and Floyd 6-2, 6-4. The Ursuline girls beat Indian Hill 4-1, Sept. 30. Ursu-

line’s Komal Safdar beat Matthews 6-1, 6-2; Mehvish Safdar beat K. Schumacher 60, 6-1; Annie Sabo and Colleen Johns beat T. Schumacher and Vanderschueren 7-5, 6-3; Maggie Egan and Morgan Main beat McKenna and Taylor 6-2, 6-2. • In soccer, Ursuline shut out Seton 2-0, Sept. 29. Ursuline’s Erika Wolfer made three saves, and Lana Bonekemper scored the two goals. • The Ursuline golf team beat McAuley 158-192, Sept. 30. Ursuline’s Megan Tenhunfeld medaled with 1 under par 36 on the front nine at O’Bannon Creek. • In volleyball, Ursuline beat Mount Notre Dame 2517, 25-21, 25-18, Sept. 30.

The week at Indian Hill

• The Turpin boys’ soccer team beat Indian Hill 4-1, Sept. 25. Indian Hill’s Kevin Boone scored the goal. On Sept. 28, Wyoming shut out Indian Hill 2-0. On Sept. 30, Indian Hill beat Batavia 3-1. Indian Hill’s Jackson Kirk scored two goals and Kevin Boone scored one goal. • In girls’ soccer, Indian Hill beat Tipp City 5-2, Sept. 25. Indian Hill’s Elizabeth Slat-

tery and Taylor Jackson scored two goals each, and Kaeli Flaska scored one goal. On Sept. 29, Indian Hill shut out Wyoming 2-0. Indian Hill’s Katie Markesbery made six saves, and Kaeli Flaska and Elizabeth Slattery scored one goal each. • In girls’ cross country, Indian Hill placed eighth in the Harrison Invitational, Sept. 25. Indian Hill’s Heinbach placed second in 19 minutes, 21 seconds. • The Indian Hill girls’ tennis team finished fourth in the Flight A Coaches’ Classic, Sept. 25. Indian Hill’s Rachel Littman beat Ursuline’s Madison Dewitt 5-7, 6-3, 7-5 in the third singles finals. On Sept. 29, Indian Hill beat Reading 5-0. Indian Hill’s Kelsey Matthews beat Chen 6-0, 6-0; Kasey Schumacher beat Reyes 6-0, 6-0; Rachel Littman beat Erwin 6-0, 6-0; Taylor Schumacher and Florence Vanderschueren beat Betsch and Thompson 6-0, 61; Brynn McKenna and Nicole Taylor won by forfeit. The Ursuline girls beat Indian Hill 4-1, Sept. 30. Indian Hill’s Rachel Littman beat DeWitt 6-3, 7-5. • In boys’ golf, Indian Hill placed first with a score of 320 in the CHL Chamionship

Indian Hill Winter Club is the first and only club in Cincinnati to offer Curling. The club ran many Learn to Curl Clinics last winter and spring and trained 300 people. Saturday Social Curling dates are 8:30 p.m. to close, Oct. 2, 9, 16 and 23; Nov. 13 and 20; and Dec. 4, 11, 18. Register for one night or all nights. Learn to Curl Clinics are 10 a.m. to noon, Oct.. 17, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12. Winter Club members have priority registration, but there are guest rates of $25 for each clinic or social curling session. All curling is free for club members. Beginner mixed curling leagues start in January. Sign up as a team of four, as a couple or as singles. A registration date will be announced later. Registration is required. Registration for guests requires payment in advance by cash/check, made payable to Indian Hill Winter Club. The club provides all of the equipment; just bring friends, some warm, loose clothing and enjoy the fun. Contact or 576-9444.

On Sept. 28, Indian Hill beat Mariemont 26-25, 25-21, 25-17. On Sept. 30, Indian Hill beat Madeira 25-16, 21-25, 25-19, 25-16.

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Signals about importance of fire prevention “Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With!” is the National Fire Protection Association’s official theme for Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 3-9. This year’s campaign is designed to educate people about the importance of smoke alarms and encourages everyone to take the steps necessary to update and maintain smoke alarms in their homes. It is highly recommended that smoke alarms be installed on every level of the home (including the basement), outside each sleeping area, and inside each bedroom. Larger homes may need

additional smoke alarms. Interconnection of smoke alarms is also recommended; this means when one alarm sounds, they all PROVIDED do. Rick Brown There are two types of Community smoke alarm Press guest technologies – columnist ionization and photoelectric. It is vey important to understand how each type of detector works.

• Ionization smoke detection is generally more responsive to flaming fires. How they work: Ionizationtype smoke alarms have a small amount of radioactive material between two electrically charged plates, which ionizes the air and causes current to flow between the plates. When smoke enters the chamber, it disrupts the flow of ions, thus reducing the flow of current and activating the alarm. • Photoelectric smoke detection is generally more responsive to fires that begin with a long period of smoldering (called “smoldering fires”).


Have you or someone you know been affected by bedbugs. What precautions are you taking? What solutions have you tried? “I and a close friend have both dealt personally with bedbugs. Travel is dangerous now, you just never know, five-star resorts are not even safe. We had to take every single item out of our upstairs, all clothes had to be washed in hot water and dried in a hot dryer or sent to the dry cleaners (over $1,000 for that), books had to either be thrown out or put into zip lock bags and placed in the freezer for three days. We threw out the mattress, box spring, headboard and bedside table plus a bookshelf that bedbugs were found. The house was treated for four months, which is very expensive. I burned out my vacuum because I vacu-

batteries twice a year. All smoke alarms, including alarms that use 10-year batteries and those that are hard-wired alarms, should be replaced when they’re 10 years old (or sooner) if they do not respond properly when tested. Always follow manufacturer’s recommendations. Never remove or disable smoke alarms. To learn more about smoke alarms, join us for our open house Saturday, Oct. 9, at the North Fire Station, 10647 Kenwood Road, from noon to 4 p.m. Rick Brown is chief of the Blue Ash Fire Department.


Sept. 29 questions

Symmes Township Board of Trustees are in talks to start a pilot program that would grant a 100 percent tax abatement for 10 years to a business that brings 750 or more jobs to the township. Do you think this will help attract business to the township? Why or why not? “It is a critical time for Symmes Township to pursue new businesses and reinvestment by existing businesses in the township through tax incentives. We have a great community, but much of our commercial and office space is ‘dated’ and while it was all Class ‘A’ space when built, it is now for the most part Class ‘B’ or ‘C’ space due to age. “Attracting new businesses to fill, expand and renovate these spaces will improve all real estate values in the township, including residential as employees eye the benefits of our great community, including minimized governance, no earnings taxes, good schools, great parks, a reliable service department and convenience to other amenities in the region including shopping, sports and recreation. The program proposed by the trustees will be successful if aggressively and diligently pursued with communication to and through residents, existing businesses and the local and regional Chambers of Commerce. As we emerge from ‘The Great Recession’ and completion of the Montgomery Road project, the timing is perfect to put Symmes at the top economically. “The story is that Symmes Township is a great place to live, work and play!” J.O.

How they work: Photoelectrictype alarms aim a light source into a sensing chamber at an angle away from the sensor. Smoke enters the chamber, reflecting light onto the light sensor; triggering the alarm. Since you can not predict the type of fire you may have, utilization of both technologies is recommended. This can be accomplished many different ways; one being installing a dual sensor smoke alarm, which means it can sense both high-flaming fires and slower, smoldering fires. Don’t forget to test your some detectors monthly and change the

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Cincinnati is gaining an unwelcome reputation as the bedbug capital of the U.S.

Next questions A black bear has been seen in the area of Symmes Park, and coyotes have been reported in other neighborhoods. What wild animal encounters have you had in your neighborhood? What do you think of the Obama administration’s plans to expand the government’s ability to intercept and decode Internet communications? Every week The Northeast Suburban Life asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with “chatroom” in the subject line. umed the entire house plus baseboards everyday for six months. They are very hard to get rid of, very expensive and time consuming! When we now check into a hotel room, we strip the beds to look for them, behind the headboard, pictures on the wall and lampshades. Our luggage never comes upstairs anymore, all clothes are washed when we get home, immediately. And our son just went to college, we checked everywhere we could before we left him ... not sure I’ll let him bring anything home!” J.R. “A friend told us it took a year for him to get rid of them in his house. He got them in a hotel. We no longer unload suitcases into bureau drawers in hotel rooms and we check mattresses for the signs. So far, we have been lucky not to have any.” F.S.D. “Thank God we haven’t any problems with bedbugs, nor do I know anyone who has them. I’m keeping my fingers crossed. We don’t frequent hotels or motels, and don’t stay overnight with other people very much, and we don’t have people visiting much either, except kids and grandkids. Hopefully we will be spared.” B.B.

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In the midst of this election season full of political rhetoric and spin masters I think it’s important to focus on facts and people. I have known Connie Pillich for 12 years. We have coached soccer together, volunteered at a variety of community events and watched as our children grew up. Connie has always impressed me as a person who lives out the values she believes. Her example of service as an Air Force officer, as a public defender and now as a state representative is one I respect and I would be proud for my children to follow. In a healthy society a melting pot of views should be a mirror of the community we live in. The politics of big money, the misrepresentation of Ohioans by lobbying groups, the ultra rich and the fanatical bigots, do not represent me nor the readers of this paper. I do not want to be represented by big business interests that rule by division and derision. We need people like Connie. People who will dedicate themselves to serve others, to do what is right (even voting for her own pay cut to help balance the Ohio budget). As a business owner, parent and community volunteer Connie understands the people of our district because she has served and volunteered alongside

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I am not a resident of the 28th District, but almost wish I was. Mike Wilson is one of the most promising state representative

Election letters

If you have an opinion you’d like to share about a candidate or issue on the Nov. 2 ballot, it is time to get your thoughts together. Northeast Suburban Life will accept election-related letters and guest columns until 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, for publication Oct. 20. The only election-related letters and columns which we will publish Oct. 27 – the final edition before the election - are those responding directly to previously published letters and columns. The deadline for those letters and columns is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20. candidates in a long time, and I’d like to vote for him. I found statements by current State Rep. Connie Pillich in her Sept. 29 column interesting. She explains that spending from the general revenue fund, which the legislature has the most control over has decreased, and that Mr. Wilson’s claims of increased spending are inaccurate. I wonder then – why was it necessary for Ms. Pillich to vote for H.B.318? This bill delayed an income tax decrease from taking effect in 2008 until 2011. If spending was less, why didn’t the legislature ease the burden on taxpayers? Karen Diehl Camp Dennison

Plain truth about real pain Just by looking at me you can’t really tell. The only sign that I’ve been through nearly 17 years of chronic pain is a faint 3-inch, diagonal scar above my left clavicle, caused by the removal of a rib, muscles and scar tissue to relieve nerve pressure. For most that endure the torturous journey of chronic pain, there are no signs at all. Pain, of course, is completely invisible. September was National Pain Awareness Month for this very reason. According to data from the National Centers for Health Statistics, 76.2 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. This is more than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. Often, and unfortunately, family members and friends don’t believe their loved one is in pain because they can’t see it. Believe them. The pain is real. Seventeen years ago this November, the Monday after Thanksgiving weekend 1993, I woke up and my life was never the same. I’d had a minor fall a couple weeks prior, a few odd pains down my left arm and in my neck during the time in between. That morning, something wasn’t right.

By the end of the week, I had pain like fire burning a path from my neck into my left shoulder and all the way down my arm into my Amy hand. Monahan The pain has never left. Editor’s It has altered Notebook its rhythm, its intensity at times, its depth of fire, its scope of possession of my body. Name a type of doctor, treatment, or therapy, I’ve tried it. I know what sitting all day at my desk at work and typing will do – muscle spasms, increased pain from holding my arms in front of me and literally holding my head up all day. I wear a TENS unit (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) nearly every day, all day during work hours. The electrical buzz coming through the pads has an effect of dulling pain. I receive monthly Botox shots to somewhat lessen the intense neck spasms that pull my head parallel to my shoulder and cinch my entire left arm inward and claw-like.

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Support group

A new RSD Pain Free Support Group is 7 p.m. Oct. 20, at The Ridge Blue Room, 5915 Ridge Road. Also for friends and family. E-mail Cyndi Ellis at I remind myself I am capable of performing everyday tasks. But if I push myself too much, (after all I’ve already worked all day, and this is my limit,) I will literally be bedridden with intense pain. I’ve had to learn to humble myself and ask for help. This isn’t easy to do, especially when one looks perfectly healthy. Additionally, since chronic pain sufferers’ pain is indeed, chronic, masking it becomes a way of coping. Only those very close to me know when I’m having a “bad pain day,” and perhaps the opposite is true, too. I rarely offer up details except when asked. At times, I am almost thankful for the scar I bear, one outward mark of all the years of pain. It says what I cannot. Amy Monahan is a community editor with the Community Press newspapers. Reach her at



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Ellie Sinfield, 4, Green Township, hears a story about South African children during the Ascension Lutheran Church summer vacation Bible school.


Nick Lemen and Will Edkins, both age 7, work intently on their Kalahari Kraft project during the Ascension Lutheran Church vacation Bible school.

Life in South Africa


Ascension Lutheran Church had Baobab Blast, an exploration of life in South Africa, at its Summer Vacation Bible School. There were awesome songs led by Pastor Josh, theme-inspired crafts and cool games to help bring a bit of the Serengeti to children in the Montgomery and adjoining communities.


Four-year-old Owen Edkins from Liberty Township ponders his Kalahari Kraft project at the Ascension Lutheran summer vacation Bible school.


Stephen Gerstner, 8, Loveland, paints and Logan Sizemore, 5, Independence KY, relaxes during the Ascension Lutheran Church vacation Bible school.


Nick Edkins, 10, Liberty Township, studies the day’s lesson at the Ascension Lutheran summer vacation Bible school.


John Bernheisel, 3, Wyoming, Tori Benjamin, 4, Dillonvale, and Logan Sizemore, 5, Independence KY, get ready to join Pastor Josh for sing-along-time during the Ascension Lutheran summer vacation Bible school.


Thinking good thoughts is Zach Seidenman, 10, at the Ascension Lutheran summer vacation Bible school.


Midge Bateman leads enthusiastic young students in their morning games during the Ascension Lutheran summer vacation Bible school.

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Madeira Farmers’ Market, 3:30-7:30 p.m., City of Madeira, Intersection of Dawson and Miami. Wide variety of locally and sustainably grown foods, made-from-scratch goodies and various artisanal products. Presented by Madeira Farmers Market. 623-8058; Madeira. Farmers Market, 3:30-7 p.m., Kenwood Towne Centre, 7875 Montgomery Road, Valet Parking Lot along Montgomery Road. Fresh tomatoes, corn, apples, mums, pumpkins and more. Free. 7459100; Kenwood.


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Bone Voyage, 7-10 p.m., Cactus Pear Southwest Bistro, 9500 Kenwood Road, 7914424; Blue Ash. The Hitmen, 6:30-10:30 p.m., Tony’s, 12110 Montgomery Road, Featuring John Zappa, Jim Connerley and Aaron Jacobs. 6771993; Symmes Township. Sinatra Night, 6:30-10:30 p.m., Flipdaddy’s Burgers & Beers, 7453 Wooster Pike, With Matt Snow, the Cincinnati Sinatra. Family friendly. Free. 272-2337. Columbia Township.


Ty Barnett, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, Comedian. Ages 18 and up. $10, $5 college and military night. Special engagement. No coupons or passes accepted. 9849288; Montgomery.


The World of Sholom Aleichem, 8 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, By Arnold Perl. Directed by Gittee Bortz. $15, $12 students and with groups of 10 or more in advance. Presented by Stagecrafters. Through Oct. 16. 793-6237. Amberley Village. For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf … , 7:30 p.m., Madisonville Arts Center, 5021 Whetsel Ave., Choreopoem by Ntozake Shange. Poems deal with love, abandonment, rape and abortion, embodied by each woman’s story. A tragic ending brings all of the women together. $20. Presented by Cincinnati Black Theatre Company. Through Oct. 9. 541-241-6060; Madisonville.


Teen Fall Basketball League, 7-8:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, For boys grades 9-12. Practices: Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 7-March 3. Games: Sunday, Nov. 7-March 6. $95, $75 members. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village. F R I D A Y, O C T . 8

FOOD & DRINK Wine Bar Tasting, 4-7 p.m., The Wine Store, 9905 Montgomery Road, Friday tastings with John, the wine-bar-keep. Fifty cents per taste. 984-9463; Montgomery. Tasting Table, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., microWINES, Flight A $2 per pour; Flight B $4 per pour. 794-9463; Kenwood. Formal Tasting, 7-11 p.m., A Bottle or Two, 11920 Montgomery Road, A $10 food deposit is required with reservation. Ages 21 and up. $30. Reservations required. 5838163; Symmes Township. HOME & GARDEN

Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 324-2873; Loveland.


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Codependents Anonymous, 7 p.m., Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous, Inc. 503-4262. Montgomery. Marriage Enrichment: The Third Option, 79 p.m., Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Road, Learn skills to build better marriage. Free. Free baby-sitting. Presented by The Third Option. 398-9720; Montgomery.


Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1-4:30 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, Bonaventure House with exhibits, gift shop and library, 1797 Rich Log Cabin and 1879 Bishop-Coleman Gazebo. Featuring works by internationally known photographer Nancy Ford Cones (1869-1962), who was a resident of Loveland and used local people and scenes in many of her pictorial photographs. $3 donation. 683-5692; Loveland.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 3242873; Loveland.

LECTURES Dyslexia/Reading Disorders and Oral Language: Are They Related?, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, With Glenda Thorne, Ph.D. Appropriate researchbased interventions suggested. Written and oral language problems addressed. Ages 21 and up. $95; $60 OVB/IDA Member; $40 full time student. Presented by Ohio Valley Branch of the International Dyslexia Association. 271-1832;; Amberley Village. MUSIC - CLASSICAL

Music at Ascension, 7 p.m., Ascension Lutheran Church, 7333 Pfeiffer Road, With Stacey Erin Sands, vibrant soprano. Meetthe-artist reception follows concert. Free, donations accepted. 237-3636. Montgomery.


Ty Barnett, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, Ages 21 and up. $15. 984-9288; Montgomery.


The World of Sholom Aleichem, 8 p.m., Mayerson JCC, $15, $12 students and with groups of 10 or more in advance. 7936237. Amberley Village. For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf … , 2 p.m. 7:30 p.m., Madisonville Arts Center, $20. 541-241-6060; Madisonville.



Kids’ Soccer, 4:15-5 p.m. (Ages 3-5) or 56:15 p.m. (Ages 6-8), TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Weekly through Nov. 25. Learn basic soccer skills. Family friendly. $80. Registration required. 985-6747. Montgomery.

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Montgomery Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m.12:30 p.m., Downtown Heritage District Public Parking Lot, Shelly Lane and Straight Street, Locally grown and organic produce, meats, pastries, granola and more. Weekly demonstrations include cooking, composting and nutrition. 535-1514. Montgomery.


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

Road Rally Fundraiser, 9 a.m., Loveland VFW Post 5749, 227 E. Loveland Ave., Begins at Loveland VFW Post and ends at Nisbet Park. Course includes historical sites and scenic back roads. Post-race party with refreshments. Family friendly. Benefits Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum. $125, $100 advance. Presented by Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum. 683-5692; Loveland.


What Women Need to Know About Divorce, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Merrill Lynch, 5151 Pfeiffer Road, Suite 100, Conference room. Learn how to protect yourself and your children, take control of your financial life and strategies to deal with your spouse and/or children’s emotions. Features panel of speakers, attorneys, financial advisor and therapists. Free. Reservations appreciated, not required. Presented by Second Saturday. 792-1186. Blue Ash.


The St. Gertrude Craft Show will take place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at St. Gertrude Church, 6551 Miami Ave., Madeira, and will feature nearly 100 crafters. Baked goods and food will also be available to buy. No admission fee is charged. Presented by Ladies of Charity Cincinnati Chapter. Call 985-9144. Bargain hunters browse the booths at last year’s Annual St. Gertrude Craft Show. S U N D A Y, O C T . 1 0


A Decade of Difference: Honoring History, Celebrating the Future, 5:30 p.m., Adath Israel Congregation, 3201 E. Galbraith Road, Reception at 5:30 p.m. Dinner and program at 6:30 p.m. Benefits the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, celebrating 10-year anniversary. $200 patron, $125 dinner only. Presented by The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education. 487-3055; Amberley Village.


Ty Barnett, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, Ages 18 and up. $10, $4 bar and restaurant employee appreciation night. 984-9288; Montgomery.


Tackle Trade Days, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Family Fishing Center. Sell or trade new and used fishing equipment. Free, vehicle permit required. Registration required for dealers or individuals selling items. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663. Symmes Township. M O N D A Y, O C T . 1 1


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


Hungry Halloween Adult Cooking Class, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares Symmes Township, 11344 Montgomery Road, Hosted by Beth Klosterboer, author of “Hungry Halloween,” new cookbook/party planning guide. Ages 18 and up. $45. Reservations required. 489-6400; Symmes Township.

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Israeli Folk Dancing, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, $5 per session. 444-8514; Amberley Village.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 324-2873; Loveland.

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ART EXHIBITS Art and the Animal, 6-8 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, Wildlife art by members of the Society of Animal Artists. Part of Wine Down Wednesdays. Benefits transportation and programming for the center. 371-5476; Indian Hill.


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


Live at the Uni, 7 p.m., Universalist ChurchMontgomery, Montgomery and Remington roads, Music by a cappella vocal groups from Sycamore High School choral program. Reception with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drink specials at Stone Creek Dining Company follows. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Montgomery Arts Commission. 891-2424; Montgomery. Matinee Musicale Concert Series, 11 a.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Alessio Bax, pianist. Meet-and-greet with musicians and refreshments follows. $45 full season; $15, $3 students. 469-9819; Amberley Village.

MUSIC - POP Paul Otten, 8 p.m.-midnight, Hahana Beach, 7605 Wooster Pike, 2721990. Columbia Township.

“Shore Patrol,” by Lyn St. Clair, in “Art and the Animal.”


Country Music and Line Dancing, 7-11 p.m., Bar Seventy-One, 8850 Governors Hill Drive, Line dance lessons 7-8 p.m. $5. Country music by DJ Ed with open dancing until 11 p.m. Live country bands on select Wednesdays. Ages 18 and up. Through Oct. 27. 600-8476; Symmes Township.


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


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 324-2873; Loveland. T U E S D A Y, O C T . 1 2

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

“Disney on Ice Presents Princess Classics” skates into U.S. Bank Arena from Wednesday, Oct. 6, through Sunday, Oct. 10. Go to the worlds of Disney princesses Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan and Snow White. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $14-$56. Call 800-745-3000 or visit

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


The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden’s HallZOOween is noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 9-10, Oct. 16-17, and Oct. 23-24. Children 12 and under can fill up goodie bags trick-or-treating throughout the zoo and see the zoo’s animal version of trick-or-treating, “Pumpkin Pandemonium.” Phil Dalton’s Theater of Illusion show is at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. each day, along with pumpkin carving demonstrations, a pumpkin patch, Halloween animal meet and greets, train rides and the Scare-ousel. New this year is “The Wizard of OZ 4-D Experience” playing at the zoo’s Special FX 4-D Theater for an additional charge. HallZOOween is free with zoo admission, which is $14 adults, $9 ages 2-12 and free for children under 2 years old. For information, visit


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October 6, 2010


Courage is doing the good we’re afraid to do Courage doesn’t always involve brawn and muscles. It does involve a strength of character and integrity. It causes us to reach for rightness even in the face of fear, disapproval or overwhelming odds. The word courage arose from the Latin word cor, meaning heart. To have courage, “you gotta have heart,” as an old song lyricized. Courage is the virtue crucified in the middle between two thieves – cowardice and rashness. Cowardice is running away from all dangers and hard times; rashness is facing danger in a careless way that masks self-centered motives. In the past, courage was chiefly associated with men. It was seen in the risks they took during battle to defeat an enemy, help a fellow soldier, or defend innocent people. Now, with a better understanding of courage, we don’t hesitate to attribute it in various bold and subtle ways to women as well. To be courageous involves three general characteristics: (a) a willful and intentionally chosen act despite the presence of fear; (b) it involves substantial danger, difficult, or risk to

Cowardice is running away from all dangers and hard times; rashness is facing danger in a careless way that masks self-centered motives. the person choosing it; (c) it is primarily motivated to bring about a noble good or morally worthy purpose. How many kinds of courage are there? Three types are acknowledged. Physical courage. It is overcoming the fear of physical harm or possible death for the sake of a noble goal such as defense of country or our family, or to save someone from danger or criminal threats. For example, we hear in the news of a man or woman risking their life to pull someone from a burning car. Recently a captain posthumously received the Medal of Honor for risking his life while placing his wounded men in a helicopter. Moral courage. This is overcoming the fear of social ostracism or rejection in order to maintain ethical integrity. For example, the history of civil rights recalls the day Rosa Parks, a southern black woman, took a seat in the front of a bus when a prejudiced society said “her place” was in the back.

This type of moral courage can occur in many different situations. It happens whenever an individual stands up to someone with power over him or her, and does so for the greater good. The result is the risk of social disapproval from others. Psychological, or vital, courage. Within the past 150 years a third kind of courage has been recognized by psychologists. It means overcoming the fear of losing one’s psyche (the feeling that one is disintegrating within – colloquially, losing it.) It can occur as we struggle against the fear of disintegration or death while trying to achieve greater wholeness and mental health. It is the kind of courage demonstrated by an addict overcoming his or her addiction; or a person abused as a child working to overcome deep psychological fears to become a loving and productive adult. Why focus on courage today? In “The Psychology of Courage,” edited by Pury &

Lopez, it’s stated: “It is increasingly difficult to face Father Lou an unpredictable Guntzelman f u t u r e Perspectives without being able to call on courage if needed.” Over the years I have been honored to meet many people of courage. They weren’t publicly known because for us ordinary people our most noteworthy victories occur within, out of view of camera, newsprint and applause. At times we may be the only one who knows that they exist. To all these wonderful and victorious people I apply the following anonymous quotation: “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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There’s a chicken in every pot pie recipe I know whenever a request comes in for anything about Shillito’s recipes served in their former restaurants, it spawns a huge flood of “can you find this recipe, or that?” So I wasn’t surprised when Irene Johnson’s original request for Shilllito’s chicken pot pie opened the floodgates.

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⁄8 cup frozen peas ⁄4 cup frozen sliced carrots


6 cooked pearl onions 1 ⁄2 cup (3 oz.) diced cooked chicken – 1⁄2-inch to 3 ⁄4-inch chunks 3 ⁄4 cup sauce 1 to 2 oz. pastry, to cover pie Cook frozen peas and carrots and drain. Put chicken into small casserole and add veggies. Pour sauce over and bake at 350 degrees until bubbly. Serve with pastry top over casserole dish. (I’m assuming you bake the pastry separate). Makes one pie.

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For the lady in Milford who wanted a peanut butter fudge “without marshmallow cream.” She told me her mom had a recipe for just such a fudge, but she can’t find it. This is from “Cook’s Illustrated,” my food “bible.” Now, my own recipe like this is almost identical, except it doesn’t have baking soda and I just melt everything in a pan and pour it into a sprayed 8-by8 square pan. (It’s an easy and good one – my grandson, Will, made the chocolate version of the fudge and won a blue ribbon at the fair). I’m thinking, though, that the baking soda is smart addition, as that is what probably makes the texture of this fudge so good. Makes about 21⁄2 pounds. This fudge will change texture and become drier the

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longer it is stored. Store the fudge, tightly wrapped in plastic, in a cool place for up to two weeks or in the freezer for three months. If frozen, allow ample time to let it reach room temperature before cutting. 18 oz. peanut butter chips 1 ⁄2 teaspoon baking soda 1 ⁄8 teaspoon salt 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 1 tablespoon vanilla extract Cut 12-inch length extrawide heavy-duty aluminum foil; fold edges back to form 71⁄2-inch width. With folded sides facing down, fit foil securely into bottom and up sides of 8inch-square baking pan, allowing excess to overhang pan sides. Spray foil with nonstick cooking spray. Toss peanut butter chips, baking soda, and salt in medium heatproof bowl until baking soda is evenly distributed. Stir in sweetened condensed milk and vanilla. Set bowl over 4-quart

saucepan containing 2 cups simmering Rita water. Stir Heikenfeld with rubRita’s kitchen ber spatula until chips are almost fully melted and few small pieces remain, two to four minutes. Remove bowl from heat and continue to stir until chips are fully melted and mixture is smooth, about two minutes. Transfer fudge to prepared pan and spread in even layer with spatula. Refrigerate until set, about two hours. Remove fudge from pan using foil and cut into squares. Double batch: Line 13 by 9-inch pan with two sheets of foil placed perpendicular to each other and double amounts of all ingredients. In Step 2, use large heatproof bowl and Dutch oven containing 4 cups simmering water. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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PERSON 2 PERSON Blue Ash couple honored for volunteerism By Jeanne Houck

A Blue Ash couple with a long history of volunteerism has been honored with the Jacob E. Davis Volunteer Leadership Award. The Greater Cincinnati Foundation presented Frank and Rosemary Bloom with the award at the foundation’s annual luncheon. The Blooms have agreed to divide a $10,000 grant that comes with the honor between Tender Mercies, which provides housing and related services to homeless people with emotional and mental disabilities, and the Freestore Foodbank – both of downtown Cincinnati. “In every respect, Frank and Rosemary Bloom exemplify the vision and mission of The Greater

Cincinnati Foundation,” foundation President Kathryn Merchant said. “They believe in this community’s past, present and future, and they have spent their time and charitable giving in wise support of this great community for many decades.” Frank Bloom is the retired chief executive officer and owner of CINO Co.Flavor Makers. Bloom was a member of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s governing board from 1992 to 2000, has served on many of the foundations committees and remains a member of the foundation’s health advisory committee. He was a founder and board member of The Valley Temple in Wyoming. He is a board member of

the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Cincinnati, the Planned Parenthood Foundation, Cancer Family Care of Cincinnati, Glen Manor Home for the Jewish Aged, Jewish Family Service of the Cincinnati area and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Rosemary Bloom transcribes books for visually impaired children attending the Cincinnati Public Schools. Bloom was a founder of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s Women’s Fund. She was a founding board member of Radio Reading Services of Greater Cincinnati, which merged with the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, and has volunteered with the group for more than 30 years. She is a board member of

the National Council of Jewish Women, Rockdale Temple in Amberley Village, Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and the Walnut Hills High School Alumni Foundation. The Greater Cincinnati Foundation was established in 1963 to inspire philanthropy in eight counties in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. The foundation makes grants and provides leadership in arts and culture, community and economic development, education, the environment, health and human services. The Jacob E. Davis Volunteer Leadership Award was established in 1987 and is named for the foundation’s first governing board chairman and volunteer director.


The Greater Cincinnati Foundation has given Rosemary and Frank Bloom of Blue Ash its Jacob E. Davis Volunteer Leadership Award.

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JCC hosts Pearl concert The entire community is invited to attend the Daniel Pearl World Music Days “Harmony for Humanity” concert at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, at the Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, next to Ronal Reagan Highway. This special event at the JCC is free, and will feature diverse musical performances by Adath Israel Congregation Band, Cosmeau World Music Trio, Foundation Band, Northern Hills Synagogue Choir, Rockdale Temple Rock Shabbat Band, Southern Gateway Chorus and Wise Temple “Shir Chadash” Band.

Daniel Pearl World Music Days were created in 2002 in remembrance of Wall Street Journal reporter, Daniel Pearl, an American who was kidnapped and murdered by extremists in Karachi, Pakistan. Pearl’s family and friends came together to work toward a more humane world, forming the Daniel Pearl Foundation. Pearl was also known as a talented musician who joined musical groups in every community he visited. His passion for music and lifelong mission of uniting people from different cultures is what led

the Foundation to create “Harmony for Humanity,” an awareness-raising initiative. The concert at the JCC is the only Daniel Pearl World Music Days event available in Cincinnati Oct. 10. At this event, the Mayerson JCC uses the power of music to promote cross-cultural understanding and remind people of all cultures and religions that everyone shares a common humanity. This international network of concerts is held every October, the month of Pearl’s birthday. Over the past eight years, Daniel

Pearl World Music Days have included more than 4,900 performances in 102 countries. Betsy Singer-Lefton will perform with Wise Temple’s “Shir Chadash” band at the JCC on Sunday, Oct. 10. This free community event is open to the public, and was made possible by a generous grant from the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati. For more information about this or other free events at the Mayerson JCC, contact Courtney Cummings at 722-7226 or or visit

lege’s theater, room 119 Muntz Hall on the RWC campus, 9555 Plainfield Road, Blue Ash. It is open to all area residents and there is no charge to attend; light refreshments will be provided and Cadet will be available to sign books prior to and immediately following his talk. Cadet’s 1998 autobiography “Restavek: From Haitian Slave Child to Middle Class American,” helped bring to light the atrocities so many children still experience. Cadet is partnering with Raymond Walters College and other local organizations to create a curriculum for Haitian schools designed to address cultural mores and values that permit the restavek practice to continue. For more information, call 745-5685.

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Pastor Josh is concluding his fourweek Adult Forum study on Sunday, Oct. 10. The “Book of Faith” study has focused on 1 John. The confirmation youth will study “A Split Kingdom” on Oct. 10. Following the worship service and lunch, they will go on a hay ride and corn maze adventure at Shaw Farms in Milford. The church is having a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 8; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9, in the fellowship hall. The fall worship service schedule is now in effect. Worship services with Holy Communion are 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Christian education for all ages is 9:45 a.m. Youth ages 3-10 will use “Spark: Activate your Faith.” The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288,

Blue Ash Presbyterian Church

The Church is having a Trivia Night and Silent Auction Saturday, Oct. 16, to support re-building a school in Tanzania. The event is open to the public. For reservations or

more information, call the church office between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. Cost is $10 per person, $50 per table of six or $70 per table of eight. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the silent auction. Trivia starts at 8 p.m. The church is at 4309 Cooper Road, Blue Ash; 791-1153.

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

The church is having a speaker form the Council on Aging (Southwest Area Agency on Aging) at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 10 to speak about what help is available for aging parents, and concerns regarding aging parents. No reservations are required. Mom’s Group meets from 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 26. Moms of all aged children are welcome. Children’s programs run Monday through Thursday morning and Tuesday afternoon. The cost is $10 for one child and $15 for families of two or more. Call the church for details. Women’s Fall Retreat is titled “Encountering God: A Spiritual

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

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The church is hosting Scrapbooking and More Crafts from 5:30-8:30 p.m. every third Monday. Free child care is provided. Those interested in attending must register by 5 p.m. Friday before the Monday event. All paper projects are welcomed including, but not limited to, scrapbooking, stamping, cardmaking and photo-frame keepsakes. Crafters should bring their own photos, albums and specialty items. Most other tools and supplies will be provided. There is no charge for use of supplies. Upcoming dates include Oct. 18, Nov. 15., Dec. 13, Jan. 24, Feb. 14, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 13, July 18 and Aug. 15. The church is located at 7701 Kenwood Road; 891-1700.

Hartzell United Methodist Church The church is having a Holiday Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 19 with a luncheon. The bazaar continues 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 20., with a luncheon during those hours. The youth will be serving soup and sandwiches a la carte. Sunday Worship Services are 9 and 10:30 a.m. with Adult Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Children’s School is during the 10:45 a.m. hour. All guests and visitors are welcome. Youth Groups, Bible Studies weekly; child care and transportation provided. The church is at 8999 Applewood Drive, Blue Ash; 891-8527.

Lighthouse Baptist Church

The church’s Fall Campaign, “Operation: Soul Storm” starts Sunday, Oct. 3 and ends Nov. 7. Oct. 10 is Army Sunday, Oct. 17 is Marines Sunday, Oct. 24 is Navy Sunday, Oct. 31 is Air Force Sunday and Nov. 7 is Coast Guard Sunday.





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Adventure.” It runs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30. The seventh annual Fall Craft Show is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6. Call for details. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati; 791-3142;


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Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. E-mail announcements to nesuburban@communitypress .com, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. Mail to: Northeast Suburban Life, Attention: Andrea Reeves, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, OH 45140. The church welcomes visitors every Sunday, but especially wants to welcome and honor those who have served in the armed forces on those days. The church is having a Trunk or Treat and Harvest Party Sunday evening, Oct. 31, following the evening services. Church services are as follows: Sunday School 10 a.m., morning service 11 a.m., Sunday evening service 6 p.m., Wednesday service 7 p.m. The church uses the King James Bible, and sings traditional hymns and conservative music. A well-staffed nursery is provided during each service. There are Sunday school classes for all ages. Free coffee, doughnuts, juice and milk are available at 9:30 Sunday mornings. The church is meeting at Raffel’s Banquet Center, 11330 Williamstown Road, Blue Ash; 709-3344; Nathan Lang, pastor.

New Church of Montgomery

The church is temporarily conducting Sunday services at Strawser Funeral Home, 9305 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash. The church conducts worship at 10:30 a.m., Sundays and Study Group the first four Sundays of the month from 9 to 10 a.m. The study group is now studying “Divine Love and Wisdom” by Emanuel Swedenborg. The church is temporarily having services at 9503 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash; 489-9572;;

Northern Hills Synagogue

Both the Men’s Club and Sisterhood of Northern Hills Synagogue Congregation B’nai Avraham will hold special programs in October. John E. Dolibois, United States Ambassador to Luxembourg from 1981 to 1985, will be the special guest at noon, Wednesday, Oct. 13, as part of the monthly HaZaK program for seniors. The HaZaK programs are for adults 55 and older, and are open to the entire community. There is no charge for the program and lunch, but donations are greatly appreciated. For reservations or more information, please call the Northern Hills Synagogue office at 931-6038. On Thursday, Oct. 14, the Northern Hills Men’s Club will have its first program of the year, featuring Dr. George Smulian, associate director and interim division director of the Infectious Diseases Division at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and chief of the infectious disease section of the Cincinnati Veterans Administration Medical Center. He will discuss current developments in medical research, focusing on antibiotic resistance and HIV infection. The program will take place at In Cahoots Restaurant in Blue Ash, beginning at 6:45 p.m. On Sunday, Oct. 17, the Northern Hills Sisterhood will have its annual Paid Up Member Brunch. Following a buffet brunch, Cincinnati’s Bette Sherman will display her collection of vintage clothing, handbags, and accessories, giving a peak into a century of fashion industry history. There is no charge for Sisterhood members who have paid their annual dues of $25. Non-members are also welcome to attend. A $7.50 donation is appreciated. Reservations by Oct. 13 are requested. The synagogue is at 5714 Fields Ertel Road, Deerfield Township; 9316038;

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

The church is collecting school supplies and cleaning supplies for its Findlay Street neighborhood outreach for the next few weeks. Please mark donations with “FSNH.” The next Habitat for Humanity workday is from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old. Car-pooling to the site is available. Call the church office for more information. The St. Barnabas Choir is seeking new members. Practice is at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday. Call the church office for more information. Sunday worship services are 8, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. All are welcome. The church will hold services all summer during the construction on Montgomery Road. The church is at 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 984-8401;




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Daniel W. Bracken, 28, 5244 Meyers Lane, domestic violence (threat), domestic violence (physical harm) at 5244 Meyers Lane, Sept. 24. Martin D. Edison, 33, 9108 Pigon Roost Road, drug possession at Southbound Interstate 71, Sept. 25. Tre'C Steven Smith, 20, 7737 Stillwell Apartment 1, obstructing official business, disorderly conduct; intoxication at 11020 Grand Ave., Sept. 27. Jeffrey K. Back, open container prohibited, obeying trffic control devices, operatiing a vehicle impaired (under the influence of alcohol/drugs), stopping after accident; exchange of identity/registration, operating a vehicle impaired (breath .17 or higher) at 6151 Pfeiffer Road, Sept. 21. Amber N. White, operating a vehicle impaired (under the influence of alcohol/drugs), assured clear distance ahead, operating a vehicle impaired (breath .17 or higher), driving under suspension or in violation of license restriction at Eastbound Ohio 126, Sept. 23. Beverly McCall, 51, 8910 Oxwood Court, operating a vehicle impaired (under the influence of alcohol/ drugs), speed limits, failure to comply with order/signal of officer at Westbound Interstate 275 at Reed Hartman Highway, Sept. 26.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing At 5895 Pfeiffer Road, Sept. 21.

Grand theft

Someone took a Miller welder, value $2,800; a trailer gate, value $300; a tool bag with hand tools, value $500; a DeWalt hand grinder, value $100, and a Honda generator, value $1,025 at 4545 Creek Road, Sept. 22.

Petty theft

Someone took $206 worth of miscellaneous groceries from Kroger at 4100 Hunt Road, Sept. 22. A man said someone took a black Flying Pig Marathon gym bag, value $20; a Blue Ash Recreation Center membership card; a pair of black shoes, and a set of Mazda 626 car keys at 4433 Cooper Road, Sept. 23.



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Road, Sept. 25. James Privett, 35, 6575 Duck Creek Road, deception to obtain a dangerous drug at 10500 Montgomery Road, Sept. 15. Cami L. Caudill, 43, 4433 Festive Court, deception to obtain a dangerous drug at 10500 Montgomery Road, Sept. 24. Juvenile, 16, assault at 7400 Cornell Road, Sept. 20.

Incidents/investigations Burglary

A woman said someone took a flute and case, value $5,050 at 7855 Pfeiffer Road, Sept. 26.

Deception to obtain dangerous drug

At 10500 Montgomery Road, Sept. 25. At 10500 Montgomery Road, Sept. 24.


At 7741 Hartfield Place, Sept. 17.

Telecommunications harassment

At 9797 Montgomery Road, Sept. 27.


A woman said someone drew $2,000 from her checking account without her permission at 10500 Montgomery Road, Sept. 27. Three men failed to pay a bill of $297.88 at Montgomery Inn at 9440 Montgomery Road, Sept. 26. Someone took four Cadillas DTS wheels from Camargo Cadillac at 9880 Montgomery Road, Sept. 24. Someone took Hydrocodone and Oxycodone, total value $170, from Montgomery Care Center at 7777 Cooper Road, Sept. 24. Someone took $8,704.84 from Montgomery Care Center at 7777 Cooper Road, Sept. 17.


At 10500 Montgomery Road, Sept. 28.

SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Sharie Black, 19, 3012 Hackberry, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Sept. 7. Vonshay Pullins, 20, 2657 Gilbert Ave., theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Sept. 7. Dominque Adkins, 21, 5026 Winneste Ave., theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Sept. 7. Zena Sickiwi, 27, 4720 Wayne Madison Road, theft at 7875 US 22, Sept. 9. Bradley Stenger, no age given, 9589 Delray Drive, operating vehicle intoxicated at Plainfield Road, Sept. 15. Crystal Huy, 34, 8033 Main St., possession of cocaine, obstructing official business at Reading Road, Sept. 16. Joseph Russomanno, 32, 3652 Mar-

burg Square, drug possession at Kenwood Road and 71, Sept. 21. Leonard Hinton, 41, 4108 Vindale Ave., possession of marijuana at 75, Sept. 3. Juvenile male, 13, domestic violence at 7961 Camner Ave., Sept. 4. Juvenile male, 15, domestic violence at 7961 Camner Ave., Sept. 4. Felipe Camps, 40, 7541 School Road, disorderly conduct at 7541 School Road, Sept. 6. Amber Liebisch, 24, 1952 Cordova, theft, possession of abuse instruments at 7875 Montgomery Road, Sept. 3. Brittany Scwartz, 19, 7308 Willey Road, complicity to theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Sept. 11. Karen Wilborn, 19, 9981 Trapp Lane, theft at 7913 Montgomery Road, Sept. 2. Juvenile female, 16, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Sept. 4. Gary Smallwood, 35, 213 E. 11th St., assault at 4231 Myrtle Ave., Sept. 5.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Reported at 7501 School Road, Aug. 23.

Criminal damaging

Rock thrown at vehicle at 7462 Tilhi, Sept. 11. Window damaged at 5801 Cheviot Road, Sept. 9. Vehicle scratched at 7900 E. Kemper Road, July 30. Vehicle damaged at 7875 Montgomery Road, Sept. 13. Air let out of tires at 7775 Spirea Drive, Sept. 12.

Illegal processing drug documents Reported at 8099 Cornell Road, Sept. 8.


$84 removed at 5701 Kugler Mill, Sept. 5. Drugs of unknown value removed at 5797 Kugler Mill Road, Sept. 7.



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The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your police department: Blue Ash, Chief Chris Wallace, 745-8573. Montgomery, Chief Don Simpson, 985-1600. SycamoreTownship,792-7254. Symmes Township, Lt. Dan Reid 683-3444. $4 removed at 7201 Nodding Way, Sept. 8. Credit card removed at 5434 Autumnwood Drive, Sept. 8. Reported at 4624 Orchard Lane, Aug. 27. Lighter valued at $8 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, Sept. 5. $349 removed at 7501 School Road, Sept. 10. $1,782 in merchandise not paid for at 7875 Montgomery Road, Sept. 10. Equipment valued at $650 removed from vehicle at 6887 Lynfield Lane, Sept. 10. Merchandise of unknown value removed at 4090 E. Galbraith Road, Sept. 14. Guitar and sunglasses valued at $950 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, Sept. 13. Case, tolls, faceplates valued at $175 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, Sept. 13. Stereo of unknown value removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, Sept. 15. Water tank valued at $400 removed at 4605 E. Galbraith Road, Sept. 16.

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Aug. 19, Dearwester, medical emergency Aug. 19, Northcreek, good intent Aug. 19, Pine, medical emergency Aug. 19, Montgomery, medical emergency Aug. 19, Keller, fall Aug. 20, Palace, alarm activation Aug. 20, Montgomery, mulch fire Aug. 20, Sturbridge, good intent Aug. 20, Kenwood, alarm activation Aug. 20, Cornell, alarm activation Aug. 20, Montgomery, fall Aug. 20, Largo, medical emergency Aug. 20, Montgomery, medical emergency Aug. 20, Montgomery, fall Aug. 21, Donna, fall Aug. 21, Montgomery, fall Aug. 21, Charter Oak, medical emergency Aug. 21, Montgomery, medical emergency Aug. 21, St. Clair, medical emergency Aug. 21, Dearwester, medical emergency Aug. 21, Interstate71 @ Ronald Reagan, motor vehicle accident Aug. 21, Montgomery, fall Aug. 21, Dearwester, medical emergency Aug. 21, Galbraith, medical emergency Aug. 13, St. Clair, medical emergency Aug. 13, Galbraith, medical emergency Aug. 13, Applewood, medical emergency Aug. 13, Limerick, medical emergency Aug. 13, Kugler Mill, medical emergency Aug. 13, Sycamore, medical emergency Aug. 13, Glenover, medical emergency Aug. 15, Grooms, alarm activation Aug. 15, Cornell, alarm activation Aug. 15, Terwilligers, cancelled call Aug. 15, Cornell, alarm activation Aug. 15, Orchard, medical emergency Aug. 15, Kugler Mill, fall Aug. 16, East Broadway, structure fire Aug. 16, Montgomery, electrical short Aug. 16, Dearwester, medical emergency Aug. 17, Montgomery, alarm activation Aug. 17, Montgomery, alarm activation Aug. 17, Palace, alarm activation Aug. 17, Creek, alarm activation Aug. 17, Governor’s Hill, alarm activation Aug. 17, Keller, medical emergency Aug. 17, Montgomery, fall Aug. 17, Galbraith, good intent Aug. 18, Cornell, alarm activation Aug. 18, Cornell, alarm activation Aug. 18,Cornell, alarm activation Aug. 18, Montgomery, medical emergency Aug. 18, St. Clair @ Kugler Mill, motor vehicle accident Aug. 19, Keller, alarm activation Aug. 19, Dearwester, medical emergency Aug. 19, Northcreek, good intent Aug. 19, Pine, medical emergency Aug. 19, Montgomery, medical emergency Aug. 19, Keller, fall Aug. 20, Palace, alarm activation Aug. 20, Montgomery, mulch fire Aug. 20, Sturbridge, good intent Aug. 20, Kenwood, alarm activation Aug. 20, Cornell, alarm activation Aug. 20, Montgomery, fall Aug. 20, Largo, medical emergency Aug. 20, Montgomery, medical emergency Aug. 20, Montgomery, fall Aug. 21, Donna, fall Aug. 21, Montgomery, fall Aug. 21, Charter Oak, medical emergency Aug. 21,Montgomery, medical emergency Aug. 21, St. Clair, medical emergency Aug. 21, Dearwester, medical emergency Aug. 21, Interstate 71 @ Ronald Reagan, motor vehicle accident Aug. 21, Montgomery, fall Aug. 21, Dearwester, medical emergency Aug. 21, Galbraith, medical emergency Aug. 22, Festive, fall Aug. 22, Charter Oak, medical emergency Aug. 22, Dearwester, medical emergency Aug. 22, Stigler, medical emergency Aug. 22, Montgomery, fall Aug. 22, Frolic, fall Aug. 22, Monroe, medical emergency Aug. 23, Reed Hartman, structure fire Aug. 23, Reed Hartman, medical emergency Aug. 23, Myrtle, medical emergency Aug. 23, Northcreek, medical emergency

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The Community Press obtains fire and emergency medical dispatches from the Sycamore Township Fire EMS Department, 489-1212 (North Station) and 792-8565 (South station). Aug. 23, Pine, medical emergency Aug. 24,Keller, medical emergency Aug. 24, Dearwester, medical emergency Aug. 24, Galbraith, good intent Aug. 24, Lake, medical emergency Aug. 25, Galbraith, medical emergency Aug. 25, Chaucer, medical emergency Aug. 25, Paddington, medical emergency Aug. 25, New England, alarm activation Aug. 25, Cornell, alarm activation Aug. 25, Redcloud, alarm activation Aug. 25, Kenwood, medical emergency Aug. 25, Galbraith, medical emergency Aug. 25, Kenwood, fall Aug. 25, Galbraith, fall Aug. 25, Montgomery, assault Aug. 25, Reed Hartman, medical emergency Aug. 26, Marlette, medical emergency Aug. 26, Montgomery, alarm activation Aug. 26, Waterstone, good intent Aug. 26, KenArbre, medical emergency Aug. 26, Village, medical emergency Aug. 26, Northcreek, medical emergency Aug. 26, Dearwester, medical emergency Aug. 27, Oak, structure fire Aug. 27, Montgomery, alarm activation Aug. 27, Galbraith, water leak Aug. 27, Cornell, alarm activation Aug. 27, School, medical emergency Aug. 27, Glenover, fall Aug. 27, Dearwester, fall Aug. 27, Dearwester, medical emergency Aug. 27, Dearwester, fall Aug. 27, Northcreek, medical emergency Aug. 27, Galbraith, medical emergency Aug. 27, Dearwester, fall Aug. 27, Montgomery, medical emergency Aug. 27, Montgomery, fall Aug. 27, Plainfield, motor vehicle accident Aug. 27, Dearwester, fall Aug. 28, Kennedy, alarm activation Aug. 28, Cornell, alarm activation Aug. 28, Butler Warren, medical emergency Aug. 28, Dearwester, medical emergency Aug. 28, Plainfield, fall Aug. 28, Montgomery, fall Aug. 28, Montgomery, fall Aug. 28, Montgomery, fall Aug. 28, Eldora, medical emergency Aug. 28, Cornell, alarm activation Aug. 29, Sixth, medical emergency Aug. 29, Marlette, medical emergency Aug. 29, Guam, medical emergency Aug. 29, Galbraith, medical emergency Aug. 29, Montgomery, medical emergency Aug. 29, Stigler, medical emergency Aug. 29, Montgomery, assault Aug. 29, Wicklow, medical emergency Aug. 29, Este, Hazmat Aug. 29, Theodore, good intent Aug. 29, Wicklow, medical emergency Aug. 29, Miami Hills, fall Aug. 30, Rossplain, medical emergency Aug. 30, Kenwood, medical emergency Aug. 30, Alhambra, lift assist Aug. 30, Alhambra, fall Aug. 30, Galbraith, medical emergency Aug. 30, Kingslake, medical emergency Aug. 30, Dearwester, no patient contact Aug. 30, Montgomery, no patient contact Aug. 30, Reed Hartman, medical emergency Aug. 30, Dearwester, lift assist Aug. 31, Kugler Mill, medical emergency Aug. 31, Orchard, medical emergency Aug. 31, Dearwester, medical emergency Aug. 31, Starting Gate, alarm activation Aug. 31, Kenwood, alarm activation Aug. 31, Kugler Mill, medical emergency Aug. 31, Merrymaker, medical emergency Sept. 1, Kenwood, medical emergency Sept. 1, Limerick, fall Sept. 1, Kenwood, medical emergency Sept. 1, Myrtle, medical emergency Sept. 2, Montgomery, overheated motor Sept. 2, Longford, medical emergency Sept. 2, Pine, medical emergency Sept. 2, Second, medical emergency Sept. 2, Lakehurst, medical emergency Sept. 2, Cooper, medical emergency Sept. 2, Larchview, lift assist Sept. 2, Wicklow, medical emergency Sept. 2, Dearwester, fall Sept. 3, Chaucer, gas leak Sept. 3, Montgomery, medical emergency Sept. 3, Chelton, fall Sept. 3, Kilarney, medical emergency Sept. 3, Dearwester, fall Sept. 3, Harrison, medical emergency Sept. 3, Wicklow, lift assist Sept. 3, Kugler Mill, medical emergency Sept. 4, Reading, structure fire Sept. 4, Walcot, smoke scare Sept. 4, Reed Hartman, fall Sept. 4, Wicklow, medical emergency Sept. 4, Keller, medical emergency Sept. 4, Montgomery, medical emergency Sept. 4, Appleknoll, medical emergency Sept. 4, Sycamore, fall Sept. 5, Lake, structure fire Sept. 5, Montgomery, alarm activation Sept. 5, Myrtle, assault Sept. 5, Glenover, lift assist Sept. 5, Chaucer, medical emergency Sept. 5, Smallwood, medical emergency


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