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Cincinnati Bell Wireless wants to install a 70-foot-tall cell phone tower on the front lawn of Sycamore Junior High School in Montgomery because it is needed to improve service on nearby expressways. That’s according to Frank Davis, Montgomery’s community development director, who said Cincinnati Bell “is interested in this location because they are trying to improve coverage along the I-71 corridor and the interchange with Cross County Highway.” Cincinnati Bell officials could not be reached for comment. Montgomery City Council approved a conditional-use permit Oct. 20 to allow Cincinnati Bell to construct a telecommunications facility at the junior high school, 5757 Cooper Road, which is in a residential zone. The tower would consist of a wooden utility pole with a transmitter at the top powered by two units on the ground in a 12-foot by 11-foot area leased from the Sycamore Community Schools. It would be installed on Cooper Road several feet from the school’s property line along the sound wall for Interstate 71 and screened by landscaping. The Montgomery Planning Commission recommended in September that city council approve the conditional-use permit. The planning commission also


Cincinnati Bell Wireless says a new 70-foot-tall cell phone tower it wants to install on the front lawn of Sycamore Junior High School in Montgomery is needed to improve service on nearby expressways. in September approved a final development site plan for the cell phone tower based in part by information representatives of Cincinnati Bell presented in August about the number of dropped calls in the area and about the location of the business’ other cell phone towers. “They explained that if they moved the facility to the rear of the property, they would lose 15 feet in elevation, which would require a taller tower,” Davis said. “At that height, they would need to switch to a metal cell tower, which is much more expen-

sive and less attractive.” There currently is a 70-foot-tall Duke Energy pole on Deerfield Road near Ivygate Lane and 10, 25-foot-tall to 30-foot-tall wooden utility poles along Cooper Road in front of the school, Davis said. Davis said Montgomery city staff agreed with the planning commission’s recommendation that city council approve the conditional-use permit. “While the placement of the facility in the rear of the property would reduce the visual impact on the front of the school, this facility is quite different than the typical

cell tower and, with the screening proposed, will not make a significant change to the property,” Davis said. Erika Daggett, chief information officer of the Sycamore Community Schools, said the school board in early October directed an administrator to negotiate a lease agreement with representatives of Cincinnati Bell for property at the junior high school on which to erect the cell phone tower. Daggett expects the administrator to return to the school board later this fall with a final offer for possible approval.

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The Kenwood Theatre on Kenwood Road across from the Kenwood Towne Center continues to make construction progress. The temporary sign was removed and the permanent sign is in place. John Silverman, managing principal of Midland Atlantic, the developer of the theater, said construction is on schedule. The theater is set to open Friday, Nov. 19. Silverman said during the opening weekend, there will be a film festival that will feature Nick Clooney as emcee.


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Symmes Twp. administrator is retiring By Amanda Hopkins

Relaxing and getting to know his new granddaughter are at the top of Gerald Beckman’s agenda. After 10 years as Symmes Township administrator, Beckman is retiring. His retirement is effective Jan. 1. Before coming to Symmes Township, Beckman worked for the Madeira police department. He started with Madeira in 1975 and spent the last 14 years of his work in the city as the police chief. Beckman’s career began in 1968

when he worked as a police officer in Maryland. He said he worked several presidential and vice-presidential details and worked during Beckman the anti-war riots at the University of Maryland in the late 1960s. One of the highlights of his career was attending the FBI National Academy. Beckman also helped start and later served as an administrator on the Drug Abuse

Reduction Task Force. He said taking the position as administrator in Symmes Township after years in law enforcement was a “gamble,” but it worked out well for him. “I enjoyed doing projects totally different from a law enforcement discipline; building the Safety Service Center, and building parks such as Hopewell and the Meade property,” Beckman said. Beckman said he enjoyed his time both in Symmes Township and Madeira and made many good friends in both communities. “Symmes Township and the city

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Apple Tree Cafe in Dillonvale Shopping Center is officially open for business. The new restaurant held its grand opening Oct. 1 with many of the guests family and friends of owner Denise Hammon. Sycamore Township officials were also on hand for the ribbon cutting to mark the opening of the store. Hammon, a Lockland resident, named the restaurant after her mother, whose first name is Audrey, but was nicknamed Apple Audy because of the decorative apples in her kitchen. It is also the name of Hammon’s candy business, Apple Tree Sweets. The menu at Apple Tree Cafe includes fresh-baked pies and cakes, soups, deli salads and sandwiches, hot

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Improved water lines coming to Dillonvale By Amanda Hopkins

Wicklow Avenue in Dillonvale will have a different look in the next few weeks. The Sycamore Township Board of Trustees approved a motion to paint the curbs on the street yellow near the hydrants to keep residents and others from parking near the fire hydrants. During reconstruction of the water main lines, the fire hydrants were also moved to the west side of the street. The fire lane will stay on the east side of the street. Water mains are being replaced on Wicklow, Wexford and Mantell in Dillonvale. Road superintendent

Tracy Kellums said a new fiber mat will also be put down on the roads because the streets are frequently used as the Metro bus turnaround. He said the fiber mat deflects cracks and other damage to the road caused by the weight of the bus. Kellums said adding the fiber mat adds $53,000 to the project, but it comes from the street fund budget which was suspended because of planned water main improvements. The three streets in the current Dillonvale project will not need to be on the project list for 2011 because they will be fixed during the current water main construction.


The Kenwood Park apartments at 7775 Montgomery Road and office buildings at 7777 Montgomery Road will be torn down as the start of redevelopment in the area. The buildings are township owned and have been vacant for several months.

Kenwood buildings torn down for development By Amanda Hopkins


A fire lane will be added on the west side of Wicklow Avenue in Dillonvale since the fire hydrants have been moved to the west side of the street during the current water main project. The water mains on Wicklow Avenue, Wexford and Mantell are being replaced as part of the Dillonvale water main project.

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Five buildings in Kenwood will be torn down to keep up with the development in the area. The Sycamore Township Board of Trustees approved a contract with Allgeier and Sons for $322,552 to tear down office buildings and “It’s an opportunity to three apartment buildings at clean the area up.” 7775 Montgomery Road and Tom Weidman 7777 Montgomery Road. Sycamore Township Board Trustee President of Trustees president Tom Weidman said the township bought the buildings earlier this year. He said the buildings have been vacant and have had several crime issues. “It’s an opportunity to clean the area up,” Weidman said. There are no specific plans for development in the location.

State Rep. Connie Pillich (D-Montgomery) accepted the 2010 Legislator of the Year award from the Public Children Services Association of Ohio. The award was presented at PCSAO’s annual conference, which recognizes those who advocate for Ohio’s children and their future. “It is such an honor to be recognized by PCSAO,” Pillich said after the ceremony. “It is a well-respected group that does a lot of great work on behalf of children all across Ohio. While I am certainly overjoyed to receive this award, I am even happier Used book sale knowing that I get to work The Blue Ash Branch Library, every day with my col4911 Cooper Road, will host a leagues in the House to fight used book sale sponsored by for children who all too often the Friends of the Public are unable to do so themLibrary of Cincinnati and selves.” Hamilton County the weekend Greg Kapcar, legislative of Nov. 12 and Nov. 13. director for PCSAO, cited PilUp until the last three lich’s willingness to stand up years, sales were hosted at for children as well as her selected larger branches, but efforts to secure the health due to demand, the Friends 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20 and safety of Ohio’s youth as have expanded its outreach. Gently-used fiction and nondeciding factors in awarding “Assisting young men in their formation as leaders and men for others through rigorous college preparation fiction books will be offered, and her this honor. in the Jesuit tradition since 1831.” audiovisual items that include More specifically, he spoke 600 W. North Bend Road CDs, DVDs and VHS tapes. Prices about Pillich’s work to protect Cincinnati, Ohio 45224 • 513.761.7600 start at 50 cents. funding for children’s services in The Friends provide many benefits to the state’s last budget as well as her @stxlongblueline the library, including funding for the annual extensive work on House Bill 371 summer reading program that reached more – legislation which overhauls the than 34,000 in 2010, as well as supporting the state’s definitions and procedures for Veterans Day program and thousands of prodealing with children in need of protective grams for adults and children throughout the year. services. The sale will take place from noon to 6 p.m. The bill, sponsored by Pillich and Rep. Robin Friday, Nov. 12, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. Belcher (D-Cleveland) will allow Ohio’s children’s 13. Cash, checks, Visa and MasterCard are accepted. services agencies to more effectively respond to and For more information contact the warehouse at 369address issues within a home while doing their best to 6035, e-mail, or visit friends.cincinpreserve the child and family’s stability. 8 905




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Students score picture perfect exhibition By Forrest Sellers


Konrad Omeltschenko of Blue Ash, a fourth-grader at Blue Ash Elementary School, does a pull-up on equipment at the school’s new fitness course to be dedicated in the name of former physical education teacher and coach Rob Stoneberger, who died in 2009.

Sycamore schools honor Stoneberger with course

By Jeanne Houck

Former Sycamore Community Schools physical-education teacher and coach Rob Stoneberger may have passed away, but his spirit is still keeping children healthy. Thanks to students, school staff and community members, a new fitness course has been built at Blue Ash Elementary School in his honor. Students already are using the course; plans are for a Dec. 15 dedication ceremony. “Rob Stoneberger was a proponent of exercise and developing healthy habits – especially among children,” said Marianne Sweetwood, principal of Blue Ash Elementary School. “The fitness course does just that.


From left: Jaylen Bolden, Sara Margolis and Konrad Omeltschenko, all Blue Ash residents in fourth grade at Blue Ash Elementary School, swing on equipment at the school’s new fitness course to be dedicated in the name of former physical education teacher and coach Rob Stoneberger, who died in 2009.


Matthew Sammons of Blue Ash, a fourth-grader at Blue Ash Elementary School, crosses the balance bar at the school’s new fitness course to be dedicated in the name of former physical education teacher and coach Rob Stoneberger, who died in 2009.

“Consisting of eight different stations, children have the opportunity to perform exercises at each station that develop different areas of the body,” Sweetwood said. “The course is designed to meet the needs of children of various abilities and developmental stages.” Stoneberger was a physicaleducation teacher at Blue Ash Elementary School and had coached cross country and tennis at Sycamore Junior High School and tennis at Sycamore High School. He died of cancer in August 2009. The fitness course was paid for with fundraisers and donations. Blue Ash Elementary School’s fourth-grade class of 2010 – now students at Edwin H. Greene Intermediate School – raised money with a Coin Challenge and Blue Ash’s Parent Teacher Association conducted other fundraisers. Montgomery Elementary students sold sunflower seeds from sunflowers they had planted in their school garden. Sycamore Junior High School students organized a “Kick It and Go for Rob” walk/run last spring and the junior high’s staff and parents compiled and sold a cookbook. More money came from other parents, staff and community members.

Several Cincinnati Country Day School students have been framed. The photographs of Ilana Habib, Baldur Tangvald and Adriana Ungerleider are part of a juried exhibition of work by regional high school juniors and seniors. The exhibition will be at Xavier University. Their work is among 149 submission chosen from among 440 to be displayed. Submissions from 31 Tristate high schools will be featured. “This is a stellar group of students,” said Carole LichtySmith, a photography instructor and chair of Cincinnati Country Day School’s Upper School fine arts department. Habib, a senior from Indian Hill, took a photograph of a friend who FORREST SELLERS/STAFF dressed as Posei- Cincinnati Country Day School junior Adriana Ungerleider and her don, which is also photograph titled “Absconditus.” the name of her photograph. “Poseidon reminded me of a surfer dude, and I thought that would be funny,” she said. Habib was preparing a series of photographs offering modern interpretations of Greek mythology. Watching people emerge from the fog inspired junior Ungerleider, a resident of Montgomery. She took the photograph at Haystack Rock in Oregon. “I saw a bunch of people taking FORREST SELLERS/STAFF pictures of the rock Cincinnati Country Day School senior Ilana Habib and her and walking in the photograph titled “Poseidon.” fog,” she said. “I thought it looked cinematic.” U n g e r l e i d e r ’s photograph is titled “Absconditus” which is Latin for hidden or concealed. Tangvald, a senior from Terrace Park, said he is inspired by nature and what he sees around him. His photograph is a close up of a spider web and titled “Looking Glass.” “I was paying attention to the texture of the spider web,” he said. He said he drained most of the FORREST SELLERS/STAFF color from the origiCincinnati Country Day School senior Baldur Tangvald and his nal image and used Photoshop to bump photograph titled “Looking Glass.” up the intensity of some of the surrounding flowers. The exhibition will be at Xavier University’s Cohen Center Nov. 12 through Dec. 3.

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The Sycamore High School mens’ soccer team after the Oct. 28 win (1-0) over Springboro, winning a district title. They are, from left: Front row, Brad Kohel, Jerrick Valentine, Robert Stein, Ben Cung, Jacob Sorger, head coach Scott Sievering, Jeff Wolkoff, Van Bik, Yuta Kambe; back row, Luke Bobst, Filip Svoboda, Brad Sweeney, Michael Bemmes, T.J. Biegger, Brendan Corcoran, Jake Ciricillo, Daniel Moler, Michael Tufts, Max Riehemann, Michael Jervis, Wes McKie, John Beech, Ryan Ried, assistant coach Ben Williams, Matt Hill, Artur Meller, assistant coach Brian Wissel, and assistant coach Kyle Rogers. has posted two consecutive postseason shutouts,” Sievering said. Sycamore defeated Springboro 1-0 in the district final and a game

before that, Sycamore downed GMC runner-up Mason 1-0. Matt Hill was the second leading scorer in the GMC and has



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The Sycamore High School boys’ soccer team has played in the district finals in four of the past five seasons, but the Aves won just their second district championship in school history when Sycamore downed Springboro 1-0 Oct. 28. “We are on quite a ride right now,” head coach Scott Sievering said. While the Aves have put together one of the best postseason runs in program history, the team entered the postseason with plenty of question marks. For starters, Sycamore was fifth in the conference with a 5-4 record in the GMC. The four conference losses were more than the Aves had in the past two seasons combined. Sycamore also had only four shutouts in the regular season. To change things up, Sievering moved senior Max Riehemann, the GMC’s leading scorer, to defense. “He has combined with juniors Jacob Sorger and Daniel Moler and sophomores Jerrick Valentine and Jake Ciricillo to lead a defense that

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continued to lead the Sycamore offense, which is one of the strongest units the Aves have had.

“Matt combined outstanding fitness and superior technical ability to control the midfield and allow multiple teammates to get quality touches in the attack,” Sievering said. The Aves have scored a city-leading 61 goals this season. Sycamore senior Jeff Wolkoff has been one of the biggest playmakers for Sycamore in the postseason as he has four postseason goals, including the game-winning goal in the district championship game. Senior Robert Stein has also had a strong postseason and assisted the game-winning goal against Springboro. Sievering said Michael Jervis, John Beech, Van Bik, Ben Cung, Brad Kohel and goalkeeper Jake Ciricillo have also been playing well. Ciricillo has allowed only one postseason goal. Sycamore advanced to play Moeller on Nov. 2, after Community Press deadlines. Sievering said he was proud of what the Aves have done so far. “I am extremely proud of this team,” he said. “The team chemistry, team defense and heart have been the biggest reasons for our success.”

UA loss takes backseat to senior efforts By Nick Dudukovich

The Ursuline Academy field hockey team ended its postseason run with a 2-0 loss to St. Ursula Academy in a regional semifinal match at Spinney Field Oct. 27. For eight seniors, it was the final game of their high school careers. Despite the defeat, the seniors displayed a strong level of leadership that will be remembered throughout Ursuline field hockey lore, according to coach Elli Workum. “(Their) leadership will be remembered. The seniors embraced the entire varsity team and kept them as a unit, along with the junior varsity team,” Workum said. Offensively, Ursuline


Ursuline senior midfielder Ellie Robertson warms up before a 2-0 loss to St. Ursula Oct. 27. received significant contributions from seniors such as Anna Ulliman, Katie Cowperthwait and Nicole Mitchell. Mitchell had 11 goals for the Lions, in addition to

Cowperthwait’s nine scores. Ulliman proved to be a solid distributor and accounted for nine assists during the season. “They never gave up until the last whistle blew, whether at practice or in a game,” Workum said. “They worked hard for years to perfect their games and grow into wonderful young ladies that were determined to lead the team with the other six seniors.” During the St. Ursula match, Workum said it took her team some time to become familiar with Spinney Field, but once they became adjusted, players such as Ellie Robertson, Megan Schnicke, Frannie Ross and Kathryn Bublitz all turned in solid second halves. “It took them 40 minutes just getting used to the short

width and the slope of the field, not to mention the type of turf it was,” Workum said. While the loss was the final game for the seniors, the Lions showed promise for next year in the form of their goalie, sophomore Abby Meehan. Meehan had nine shutouts during the regular season and could be poised to have an even better year in 2011. “Abby is very quiet off the field, but takes her role as goalkeeper very seriously,” Workum said. “She works hard and gets along well with her defense...she was extremely upset she let two goals in the cage (against St. Ursula), but she will take that heart over the year and come back even stronger, and more determined next year.”


Thousand-yard celebration

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy’s DiDi Charles (5) and Austin Jones (10) bask in the glory of their 1,000-yard season rushing and receiving accomplishments, which they accomplished in the 35-6 win over Cincinnati Country Day Oct. 29.

Moeller earns 1st district soccer title since ’94 By Mark Chalifoux

The Moeller High School soccer team has put together a strong season, as the Crusaders won the GCL championship for the first time since 2005 and won a district title for the first time since 1994. Moeller won the district championship with a 1-0 win over Lakota East on Oct. 28. “The kids were pretty pumped,” said head coach Randy Hurley. “Winning the district was the next goal after winning the GCL.” The Crusaders have had a complete team effort, according to Hurley, which is why Moeller has been so successful. “They really play for each other,” he said. “Every athlete has an ego but these kids put it aside and play for the team and the success of each other.” The Moeller defense in particular has been outstanding this year as the


Moeller keeper Tim Valentine deflects the ball near the goal in the Oct. 25 sectional game with Fairfield. Moeller won 3-0. Crusaders have surrendered only nine total goals, good for best in the city. Hurley is especially pleased with the balance that Moeller has developed. “The defense has been fantastic but this is a very well-rounded team and more so than any other team we’ve had,” he said. “We’ve had great teams before and teams with great talent, but it’s hard to single

out any one player on this team because they play so well together.” Raymond Roberts of Mt. Healthy is the team’s leading scorer with 31 points and Chris Nartker leads Moe in goals with 12. Hurley said Jeff Fuller is the team’s engine in the midfield and that Connor White has also had a great season for Moeller, along with Ollie Engleheart. Luke

Agricola and Joey Veatch have been the leaders of the defense, along with Luke Guju and Aaron Gatio. Hurley said the key for Moeller in the postseason has been following the same recipe to success that led them to a 9-2-4 regular season. “We’ve been trying to create opportunities and take advantage of them

when we get them,” he said. Moeller plays Sycamore in the regional round on Nov. 3, after Community Press deadlines. In addition to the win over Lakota East, Moeller has had a number of big games this season. Moeller opened the season with a 4-1 win over Lakota West, the first time the Crusaders had defeated Lakota West in 10 years, according to Hurley. Moeller also played a nationally ranked Indianapolis North Central team to a 0-0 tie. “We’ve been tested mentally and physically as the season went on,” Hurley said. “This is just an awesome group of kids. They are good students and they have a lot of fun with each other. I look forward to going to practice every day with every team I’ve had, but this team is exceptional. They are fun to be around and when it’s time to work, they know when to be serious.”

BRIEFLY The week at Ursuline

• The Ursuline volleyball team defeated Troy 25-9, 2512, 25-9 on Oct. 30. • Ursuline Academy’s soccer team beat Turpin 2-1 Oct. 26 in Division I play. Alexa Fiehrer and Bonekemper scored Ursuline’s goals. Ursuline advanced to play Mason Oct. 30, a game they lost 1-0.

The week at Sycamore

• The Sycamore boys soccer team shut out Mason 1-0 in Division I play, Oct. 25. Sycamore’s Jake Ciricillo made seven saves, and John Beech scored the goal. Sycamore defeated Springboro 1-0 and faces Moeller on Nov. 2, after deadline.

The week at CHCA

• In boys’ soccer, CHCA beat Madeira 3-0, Oct. 25 in Division III play. CHCA’s Zach Zwarg, Peter Riewald and Jack McIver scored; and Joe Heath made five saves. CHCA fell to Mariemont 2-1 on Oct. 28. McIver scored the lone Eagles goal.


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Your vote in the election was important Yesterday, the citizens of America voted and you can see that the spark of a free America is still here. During the past two years, you know that the Democratic Partycontrolled House and Senate members of our Congress voted and passed bills without reading or understanding what was in the bills. The House of Representatives and the Senate have had majority control by the Democratic party for the last four years – since 2006. The Democratic party leadership had enough control of the

minds of our elected representatives that they enacted legislation that was not approved by their constituency. They did not Ted Day represent us – Community they only reprePress guest sented themand the columnist selves leadership of the progressive Democratic party. When Barack Hussein Obama

publicly stated that his agenda was to “fundamentally transform America,” he should have more fully explained that his fundamental transformation was from a free enterprise system of American government to a committeerun socialist system of European government. Then, more people would have understood the forthcoming National disaster of job losses, home foreclosures, new energy taxes and income tax increases. You may or may not be aware that in the 1930s, many citizens of Free Germany followed their

charismatic Pied Piper leader to the total destruction of their country. The good congressional leaders in Germany followed the orders of the German leadership. Good people became evil by just following orders. In America today, our House and Senate Democratic party majorities and many citizens of the current free America willingly followed our charismatic president down the path of replacement of the 230year-old American capitalistic system of government. Most of the Democratic house and senatorial candidates have been blindly

following the administration’s directives to vote for legislation that they have not read and do not understand. Maybe in this election we have elected legislators that will read and understand bills before they vote. Maybe these newly elected representatives will represent the people that voted for them? This election has only been a roadblock to the progressive Democratic party takeover of America. But, it is a big roadblock. Your vote was important. Ted Day is a resident of Montgomery.

Helping seniors prevent falls, injuries According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 15,800 older adults died in 2005 from injuries sustained during a fall. One third of those over the age of 65 will sustain a fall within the next year. Yet, falling is not part of the “normal” aging process. So, why do so many aging people fall? Older adults frequently have chronic illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, vision trouble and diabetes which increase the risk of falling. Additionally, as we age we experience weakness from inactivity, medication side effects, in-home dangers and psychological changes. All of these factors combine to increase the risk of falls. For example, health problems that lead to falls can be seen in those diagnosed with diabetes. Changes in blood sugar can cause blurred vision, muscle weakness/ fatigue, numbness in the hands

and feet and dizziness. Many medications given for management of diabetes have side effects of dizziness, abnormal heartbeats and Barbara Piper weakness. In-home Community dangers such as Press guest stairs, throw columnist rugs, cords and low lighting become more dangerous in the presence of weakness and vision problems. Chronic illness and limited activity lead to depression, which is managed with more medications and often promotes more inactivity. It is no wonder a study of falls in older adults determined that those who have diabetes are 25 percent more likely than other older adults to sustain a fall. Being aware of these risk fac-

tors and taking steps to stop or reverse this downward cycle can reduce the risk of falls and improve quality of life. Maintaining blood glucose levels is imperative in reducing symptoms such as dizziness, blurred vision and muscle weakness/fatigue. Consult with your health professional for advice in controlling blood glucose levels and information regarding diet. Ask your health professional or pharmacist to review your medications on a yearly basis to reduce side effects and adverse interactions. Combat muscle weakness/fatigue with regular exercise. Seek advice from a physical therapist for assessment of your strength, walking pattern, balance and posture. Following an assessment, your therapist will recommend an appropriate exercise program to prevent falls and injury. Occupational therapists can also assess your home for haz-

Social Security has specific guidelines for disability A financial planner recently wrote and said a client's husband may qualify for Social Security disability benefits. He said our website,, gives him everything he needs for retirement planning, but he has a few questions about disability. Q. How does Social Security decide if I am disabled? A. Disability under Social Security for an adult is based on your inability to work because of a medical condition. To be considered disabled: • You must be unable to do work you did before, and we decide that you cannot adjust to other work because of a medical condition; • Your disability must last or be expected to last for at least one year or to result in death. Social Security pays only for total disability. No benefits are payable for partial disability or short-term disability. For adults, we use a five-step evaluation process to decide whether you are disabled. We consider any current work activity you are doing, your medical condition and how it affects your ability to work. For more information, read Disability Benefits at 29.html.

Q. Does Social Security use a list of impairments to determine if I can get disability benefits? PROVIDED A. We use a Ned Morrell f i v e - s t e p to Community process decide whether Press guest you are discolumnist abled. As part of that process, we check to see if you have a condition as described in the listing of impairments. If you do, we consider your medical condition to be disabling. Even if your particular medical condition is not on the list, you may still be found disabled. You can find descriptions of the conditions that appear in our Listing of Impairments in the publication, Disability Evaluation Under Social Security, also referred to as The Blue Book, at Q. How do I apply for disability? A. You can apply for disability benefits online at Applying online offers several

advantages: • Start your disability claim immediately – no need to wait for an appointment; • Apply from the convenience of your own home or on any computer; and • Avoid trips to a Social Security office, saving you time and money. If you do not want to apply online, or if you want to apply for another type of Social Security benefit, call 1-800-772-1213 to make an appointment, or visit a local Social Security office. Q, When should I expect to be notified on a decision about my disability application? A, The length of time it takes to receive a decision on your disability claim is three to five months. It can vary depending on several factors, but primarily on: • The nature of your disability; • How quickly we obtain medical evidence from your doctor or other medical source; • Whether it is necessary to send you for a medical examination in order to obtain evidence to support your claim; and • If your claim is randomly selected for quality assurance review of the decision. Ned Morrell is the manager of the Cincinnati North Social Security office.

ards that can increase risk of falls and make suggestions to increase safety in the home. Such suggestions can include use of hand rails, increased lighting, placing a phone in each room, use of an emergency call system, increasing pathway width and securing flooring. Prevent falls due to poor vision with annual eye exams. For someone who is a diabetic, proper footwear and foot care is an essential part of safe mobility. Consult your foot care specialist regarding foot care and fall prevention. Finally, combat decline in mental status by staying active in hobbies and other leisure interests. Being proactive in the prevention of falls is imperative, especially if the risk of falls is heightened by chronic illness. Seek the help of your health professionals and discuss your concerns with your family and loved ones.

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We welcome guest columns on all sides of an issue. Include with your column your name, address, daytime telephone number, and a two-to-three line biography outlining your expertise related to this topic, and a color headshot of yourself. We reserve the right to edit for length, accuracy and clarity. Columns may be no more than 500 words. Deadline: Noon Friday for next Wednesday’s issue. E-mail: Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Northeast Suburban Life may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. For more information on fall prevention visit our website: or call 946-7807. Barb Piper is a Visiting Nurse Association and Fall Prevention Task Force member.

CH@TROOM Last week’s question

Write the headline and/or lead you expect to see, or would like to see, for next Wednesday’s post-election coverage. “The vote – ‘Politics as usual’ by the people, yet not of ‘For the people.’” J.W. “Voters say ‘enough!’”


“It’s over! Time now for everyone to work together to build a stronger, better city, county, state and country.” J.S.B. “Republicans sweep almost all contests for Congress and governorships!” “Sub-head: ‘That Hopey/ Changey thing didn’t work so well.’” Bill B. “Yalmanchilli shocks Schmidt with stunning upset! Democrats retain control of Congress. Americans are smart enough to remember who got us in to this fiscal mess in the first place. We know lies when we see them, from both parties.” F.S.D. “Would like to see: ‘TEA PARTY DUMPS GOP CANDIDATES IN BOSTON HARBOR – DEMS RETAIN CONTROL OF CONGRESS’

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CHCA High School Principal Dean Nicholas introduces the 2010 homecoming king and queen, Tim Overtreet and Abbie Marosi.

The CHCA Eagles take field for the 2010 homecoming game. The Eagles defeated the Lockland Panthers 14-0 to stay very much in the Harbin Ratings hunt with an eye towards the playoffs.

Two new inductees to the CHCA Hall of Fame, alumni Robbie Wilson and Abbey Peters accept their awards during halftime of the homecoming game.

Home(coming) of the Eagles


Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy’s Homecoming week included, concerts, cookouts and a powder puff football game, in addition to the varsity football game between the Eagles and Lockland.

The CHCA jazz band was on hand for afternoon musical entertainment during the 2010 CHCA homecoming festivities. The CHCA cheerleaders celebrate a victory over Lockland.

CHCA senior Sarah Attlah (left) moves the ball downfield with the aide of blocking from her teammate Janelle Booth (riight) during the 2010 powder puff game.

CHCA alumni Nick Petricca (center) leads his vocal band Walk the Moon in the National Anthem prior to Homecoming game kickoff. GEOFF BLANKENSHIP/CONTRIBUTOR Meredith Stutz (left) and Mallory Massa (right) work Chris Robinson (left) and Kevin Ray on hand signals for the junior team during CHCA (right) are the other band members. powder puff action.

Junior Emily Taylor gains big yardage for the CHCA sophomore team as they beat the junior team to advance to the championship game vs. the senior team.

Lauren Lawley (center) and Carly Brown (left) watch anxiously as their sophomore teammate Alley Lehke (right) hauls in a pass in action against the senior team. The sophomores went on to defeat the seniors 6-0.

CHCA sophomore ladies celebrate their upset victory over the seniors in the 2010 powder puff title game.

CHCA kindergartner Sydney Johnson shares a quiet hug with the Eagle mascot at the CHCA Homecoming 2010 picnic.

CHCA Junior Ben Lapps warms up the drums for the start of afternoon festivities as part of CHCA homecoming 2010. CHCA senior Alex Jeffers looks to add yards against the sophomores in the powder puff championship game. Football player parent Bonita Overstreet (left) helps serve the afternoon team meal to assistant coach Bob Paola in preparation for the 2010 CHCA Homecoming game.

There was plenty of watermelon on hand as Joan Hall (left) serves up a slice to Ron Horvath (right). Trenton Pfister plays xylophone as the CHCA jazz band performs during homecoming pre-game activities.

A “bum leg” and crutches does not keep Natalie LeCompte from supporting the CHCA sophomore team as they took on the seniors in the 2010 homecoming powder puff championship game.

Mary Charles enjoys barbeque during the picnic prior to the homecoming game. Cory Martin (front) and Aaron Bacon (back) perform with the steel drum band during CHCA homecoming 2010.

Travis Lake keeps rhythm on the bass guitar as the Lab Band provides evening music during the picnic portion of CHCA homecoming 2010.


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Turner Farm, 8 a.m., Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road, Market includes naturally-raised meat and eggs and certified organic seasonal produce and flowers. Open during daylight hours. 561-7400; Indian Hill.


Lolita Book Signing/Party, 6 p.m., Macy’sKenwood, 7800 Montgomery Road, Author discusses and signs “Martini Moments.” Free. Presented by Designs By Lolita. 7455380; Kenwood.


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

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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. Madeira Winter Farmers Market, 3:30-7:30 p.m., Madeira-Silverwood Presbyterian Church, 8000 Miami Ave., Wide variety of locally and sustainably grown foods, madefrom-scratch goodies and various artisanal products. Presented by Madeira Farmers Market. 623-8058; Madeira.


Nutrition and Fitness 101, 6-8 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Learn up-to-date dietary and exercise guidelines from registered dietitian and personal trainer. $20. Registration required. 985-6732. Montgomery.


Imagine … Then Do It, 9 a.m.-noon, Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Cincinnati’s Premier Women’s Event presented by Act Three: A morning to be inspired by the stories of how speakers turned “I imagined” into personal triumph. Family friendly. $35. Presented by Act Three. 761-7500; Amberley Village.


Marc Maron, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, $10, $5 college and military night. Ages 18 and up. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.


Great Expectations, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Preview, all seats $10. Adapted for the stage by Neil Bartlett and directed by Jef Brown. $17. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. Through Nov. 21. 684-1236; Columbia Township.


Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil, 7-8 p.m., Blue Ash Towne Square, Cooper and Hunt roads, With Hope Warrior Sisters. Personal stories, moment of silence and call to action to make lung cancer a national health priority. Dr. Sandra Starnes, director of the division of thoracic surgery at University of Cincinnati, guest speaker. Free. Presented by Lung Cancer Alliance. 745-8550; Blue Ash.




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CRAFT SHOWS Christmas Bazaar, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Brecon United Methodist Church, 7388 E. Kemper Road, Gifts, hand crafted items, wreaths, clothing and candy shop. Free. Presented by Brecon Crafters. 459-9689; Sycamore Township.



Turner Farm, 8 a.m., Turner Farm, 561-7400; Indi-


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


Marc Maron, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $15. Ages 18 and up. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.


The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, 7:30 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, 111 Second St., Musical comedy . $16, $14 students and seniors. 697-6769; Loveland. Great Expectations, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township. S A T U R D A Y, N O V. 6


A Cupcake Affair with a Kenyan Flair, 7-10 p.m., Peterloon Estate, 8605 Hopewell Road, Kenyan music, Kenyan inspired foods, silent auction featuring items from around the world, cupcake sculpture, design and taste competitions judged by Megan Ketover, former Food Network Challenge competitor, and others. Benefits SOTENI International programs in Kenya that focus on HIV/AIDS prevention through sustainable community development. $50. Reservations required. 961-2100. Indian Hill.


Fall Craft Show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Church of the Saviour United Methodist Church, 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Approximately 40 vendors and crafters. 791-3142; Montgomery. Christmas Bazaar, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Brecon United Methodist Church, Free. 459-9689; Sycamore Township. Loveland High School Arts & Crafts Expo, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Loveland High School, 1 Tiger Trail, More than 200 artists and crafters selling jewelry, baby items, woodcrafts, candles, dips and seasonings, pottery, purses, floral, ceramics, photography and more. Lunch available. Benefits Loveland Athletic Boosters. 476-5187; Loveland.

WE’RE OPEN FOR BETTER HEARING. ARE YOU? If you suspect you or a family member has a hearing loss, now you’re even closer to getting help. Please join us at the Grand Opening of Hearing Care Center on November 8-12th to learn about the latest in hearing aid technology and enjoy the following: • • • • • •

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Cincinnati Family Magazine and NKY Family Magazine are conducting the 2010 Education and Enrichment Fair, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at Sycamore Plaza in Kenwood, across from the Kenwood Towne Centre. This event for parents offers a one-on-one with schools, day care centers, music, dance and performing arts studios plus a variety of enrichment products and services. There will be representatives from private, parochial and public schools, plus after-school enrichment organizations that offer extracurricular activities.Representatives will provide take-home materials and discuss programs for children of all ages. Stage performances will be scheduled throughout the day and there will be giveaways and special promotions from exhibitors and merchants. Kids can also check out activities for all ages and take a tumble on the trampoline from Recreations Outlet. Nonperishable canned and packaged foods will be collected to donate to the Freestore Foodbank. The event is free. Call 252-0077 or visit or Pictured is Circus Mojo’s creator and motivational clown, Paul Miller and Circus Mojo teen apprentice Sam Hehman teaching children tricks using feathers at last year’s fair.


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


Miller House, Noon-3 p.m., Miller House, 7226 Miami Ave., The house was bought and built in 1922 out of a Sears, Roebuck catalog. In 1948 the Miller family bought the house, which was given to the Madeira Historical Society in 1998. The Society set up the interior as it might have looked between 1922 and 1948. Free, donations accepted. 2404348. Madeira.

MUSIC - CLASSICAL Music at Ascension, 7 p.m., Ascension Lutheran Church, 7333 Pfeiffer Road, With John Toedtman and Timothy LeVan, duo pianists. A meet-the-artist reception follows concert. Free, donations accepted. 2373636. Montgomery. ON STAGE - THEATER

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, 7:30 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $16, $14 students and seniors. 697-6769; Loveland. Great Expectations, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township. S U N D A Y, N O V. 7

ON STAGE - COMEDY Marc Maron, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, $10. Ages 18 and up. Reservations required. 9849288; Montgomery. ON STAGE - THEATER

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, 3 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $16, $14 students and seniors. 6976769; Loveland. Great Expectations, 7 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

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AUCTIONS Charity Doll Auction and Tea, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church, 5125 Drake Road, Called auction begins 12:15 p.m. Also, silent auction, auction theme bags, prize drawing of handmade quilt and refreshments. Benefits needy children served by the Salvation Army Toy Shop Auxiliary. Free. 762-5600; Indian Hill.

Team In Training Meeting, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road, Meet past participants, coaches, cancer survivors and Team In Training staff members. Benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Free. Presented by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training. 361-2100. Blue Ash.



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 . Ages 21 and up. $20. 276-2615. Blue Ash.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Blue Ash Historical Society Meeting, 7-9 p.m., Historical Hunt House, 4364 Hunt Road, Speaker gives brief presentation on subject of historical significance to Blue Ash followed by business meeting to discuss . 324-7145. Blue Ash.


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


Cholesterol and Glucose Screenings, 7:30-10 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Fasting for 12 hours recommended. Results available in 10 minutes. Family friendly. $15. 985-6732. Montgomery.


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.

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


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


Smoking Cessation: American Cancer Society FreshStart Program, 7-8:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Mondays and Wednesdays through Nov. 17. Identify what type of smoker you are, understand why you smoke and how smoking affects others. Topics include nicotine replacement, medications, cravings, mastering obstacles and quitting. $20. Registration required. 985-6732; Montgomery.


Open Mic Night, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Hosted by Bob Cushing. Free. 697-9705. Loveland.


Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Sarah McLachlan will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, at the Taft Theatre at 317 E. Fifth St., downtown Cincinnati. Tickets range in price from $42 to $57 plus additional fees. For tickets or information call 513-721-8883 or visit or


November 3, 2010

Northeast Suburban Life

A short course in an unpopular topic – morality

There’s little interest in determining morality today – i.e. the goodness or wrongness of our choices. Our society has carved out its own principles for determining morally good or bad actions. Some of them are: “If it feels good, do it”; “Something is good or bad depending on whether you think it is good or bad”; “Whatever can be done, is OK to do.” But! Suppose Hitler felt good about exterminating so many Jewish people. Suppose what can be done (slipping a knockout drug in a woman’s drink to rape her) leads a man to conclude it’s OK to do, she’ll never remember anyway. Suppose you’re a financial wizard and figure out a way to develop a huge undiscoverable Ponzi scheme and you think it is an ingenious masterpiece. Are all such instances, and countless others, good or evil? How are right and wrong determined? There’s not a different morality for each century. Humans are always humans, and their minds, bodies and possessions are always their own and very precious.

After m u c h s t u d y, prayer and reflection, theologian Thomas Aquinas believed Father Lou that there Guntzelman are three Perspectives factors to be considered in determining moral matters. And all three must be good for our choices to be morally good. The three factors are the objective act itself; the subjective motive of the person choosing and doing the act; and the situation or circumstances. 1) THE ACT ITSELF. Certain acts are universally recognized by civilized people as contrary to human nature and its dignity. Therefore, these acts are objectively wrong. They are acts such as murder, rape, stealing, abuse, injustices; etc. Civilized societies enact laws to define these bad acts, protect others, and teach that associated acts are wrong. A person’s motive may be good, but the act is wrong.

Such a situation has produced the principle, “The end never justifies the means.” We’re not to choose a bad act in order to accomplish a good purpose. I can’t steal from you to enable me to give to charity as a philanthropist. 2) MOTIVE. This is the subjective factor of morality. The subjective factor is the reason in the mind of the person choosing the act. When people claim that morality is subjective, they’re partially right. But they are wrong if they think all morality is determined solely by their motive, that what is good for them is bad for somebody else. Besides having a good intention, I must choose good actions to carry our my good motive. 3) CIRCUMSTANCES. Situational factors often change. So, to do good we must examine our proposed action, and our motive, in light of the existing circumstances. For example, we might want to give money to a poor family (a good act) to alleviate their children’s hunger (a good motive.) But we’ve learned from a

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very credible source, or from our own experience with that family, that the money is rarely ever used for food for the children but to support the drug habits of the parents (the circumstance.) The good act and the good intention are adulterated by the bad circumstance of the parents’ addictions. Of course, many times various circumstances are unknown to us, or they vary so much that it becomes ambiguous and difficult for us to render a correct analysis. We just have to do the best we can in assessing circumstances. Trying to be a moral person is not to stifle us. Morality exists to respect others, promote the common good, and coincide with our nature. Too strict a morality crushes the life out of a human. Too little morality crushes the humanness out of life. It makes ordinary people the pawns of powerful people, and leaves all of us trying to defend ourselves, our children and our property. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at

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Lisa graduated in 1990 and Ken Stewart was h e r botany teacher. “ M r . Rita Stewart Heikenfeld was such a nice Rita’s kitchen t e a c h e r, and I loved when he brought us potato fudge that he made.” Lisa recalled that Mr. Stewart said it was easy. Since I’m friends with the Stewarts, I asked Tink to check it out for me with husband Ken, but he couldn’t remember an exact recipe, only that he bought a small potato, boiled and mashed it and added “a lot” of confectioners’ sugar. He made this into dough and rolled it out, then spread it with peanut butter. The final confection was a pinwheel type of candy. Lisa found several recipes and tried making it, but no luck. Tink tried it and had trouble rolling it out. Since I joke with Lisa that I owe her lots of favors for her excellent editing skills, I told her I’d try and develop a recipe since she had such fond memories of it. Well, I did and I’m shar-

ing it today. (I’m also even now with Lisa and the favors.) Another Clermont County reader, Gladys Rabenstein, had a recipe for potato chip cookies, so Lisa and I decided to have a potatothemed column. You’ll have fun trying these out.

Potato fudge/ candy/pinwheels

For the mashed potato, just boil a potato in water. 1 ⁄2 cup plain mashed potato, any kind. Keep warm after mashing 2 teaspoons vanilla Up to 11⁄4 pounds (or a bit less or more) powdered sugar Creamy peanut butter, room temperature While potato is still warm, pour in 1 pound of sugar. Start beating. It will look really dry at first but keep at it. When you see some moisture beading up on the lumpy dough, add additional sugar until you can roll it out easily. This will depend on the kind of potato (I used red). Don’t add too much more at a time or it won’t roll out. Add more sugar as needed. I used about 11⁄4 pounds. Dough will look lumpy. Roll out on powdered sugar dusted surface to 1⁄8 inch. Trim into rectangle and spread peanut butter on top. Starting at short end, roll up. It may crack a bit, that’s OK. Cut into slices and store

in fridge. Bring to room temperature before eating.

Potato chip cookies

What warm memories these have for me. This was one of my kids’ favorite cookies. Sweet and salty, I called them my homemade “pecan sandies.” Gladys Rabenstein, a Clermont County reader, shares her recipe. I toast my nuts in a 350-degree oven for a few minutes before chopping. 2 sticks butter, softened (can use margarine, but butter works better) 1 ⁄2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 ⁄2 cup crushed potato chips 1 ⁄2 cup chopped pecans 2 cups flour Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla. Add crushed chips and nuts. Stir in flour. Form into tablespoonsize balls and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Press with bottom of glass dipped in sugar. Bake for 13 minutes.

Best scalloped potatoes

Friend Carolyn Grieme, a Northern Kentucky reader, brought this to a potluck at my house. We loved it so much I made it for Sunday dinner. 1 teaspoon minced garlic Enough potatoes to


Potato fudge sliced and ready to enjoy.

almost fill a 9-by-13 pan after peeling and cutting into 1⁄8-inch slices (about 6 medium) Salt and pepper to taste 2-4 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted Up to 2 cups shredded cheddar or other cheese 11⁄2 cups milk, warmed Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray baking dish and smear garlic over bottom. Arrange half of potatoes in pan and drizzle with half the butter. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and top with half the cheese. Repeat layers with remaining ingredients. Bake, uncovered, 45-60 minutes until potatoes are tender.


Dez’s favorite egg casserole recipe printed last week did not indicate when to add the cheese. Just mix it in with the milk, salt and pepper and pour over the sausage. 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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Residence entered and jewelry valued at $460 removed at 3924 Limerick Ave., Oct. 11.

Pandering sexually oriented material including a minor

Reported at 7855 Kenwood Road, Oct. 8.


Medication removed at 7501 School Road, Oct. 3. Gun of unknown value removed at 7879 Keller Road, Oct. 6.

SYMMES TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Jasminder Singh, 23, 702 Penny Lane, open container at 12080 Montgomery Road, Oct. 12. Gregory Davidson, 57, 11373 Avant Lane, assault at 11373 Arant

Lane, Oct. 5.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated robbery

Victim threatened and $192 removed at 9132 Union Cemetery road, Oct. 6.


Residence entered and cell phone of unknown value removed at 10941 Shadow Glen Drive, Oct. 4.


Computer, purses and contents valued at $2,430 removed at 7730 Camp Road, Oct. 9. Clippers valued at $60 removed at 9050 Symmesview, Oct. 9. Gasoline valued at $36.60 not paid for at 10630 Loveland Madeira Road, Oct. 7.

Unauthorized use of motor vehicle

Reported at 9011 Fields Ertel Road, Oct. 6.



Michele R. Gregory, 39, 6829 Parrish Ave., petty theft, Oct. 15. Brandi N. Webb, 21, 4463 Emerald Ave., petty theft, Oct. 19. Lamaur E. Hall, 25, 7 E. Lake Shore Drive, drug possession, Oct. 12. Dustin A. Miller, 39, 11367 Deerfield Road, possession of drug paraphernalia, drug possession, Oct. 18. Kendra F. Lathan, 30, 900 Gretna Lane, OVI, aggravated trespassing, Oct. 18. Christopher Lee Nalley, 22, 507 Victoria Court, Temple, Georgia, registration and license required for door to door sales, Oct. 19. Christopher William Smith, 24, 963

Jose Cerda Navarro

Jose Rafael Cerda Navarro, 18, of Montgomery, died Oct. 26. He was a student at Sycamore High School. Survived by parents Jose, Luisa Cerda; sister Marisol Cerda; grandparents Elia Dominguez, Maria Jose


11595 Kemperwoods Drive: Moulton Edward A. & Barbara R. to Fang Kuan-Chieh & Yuli Lang; $243,000. 11905 Streamside Drive: Jodrey Bran-

Cerda, Jose Maria. Services were Oct. 30 at Good Shepherd. Arrangements by MihovkRosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to: Cerda Navarro Jose Cerda Navarro Software Development Scholarship, c/o Sycamore Community Schools, 4881 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

don L. & Tracy to Arnold Randall L. & Erin K.; $252,000. 11982 Paulmeadows Drive: Kelsch Gail S. to Grossi Joseph C. Tr; $316,250. 9410 Farmcourt Lane: Christophers Financial Inc. to Fitz Ted J. & Amy L.; $478,961.

Making false alarms

At 9580 Linfield Drive, Oct. 13.

Criminal mischief

At 4450 Ellman Ave., Oct. 21.

At 4636 Northfield Road, Oct. 13.

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SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP 4214 Woodlawn Ave.: Mms Investments LLC to Jayjohn Lukas E. & Melissa; $109,000. 8675 Glenburney Court: Bolger John P. & Mary M. to Mapes Keith D. & Tina; $235,000. Plantation Pointe Drive: Plantation Pointe LLC to Fischer Single Family

LEGAL NOTICE The date of the next Board of Trustees Meeting of the Madeira & Indian Hill Joint Fire District has been changed. The Trustees will meet at 5 PM on NOVEMBER 15, 2010. The meeting will take place at the Indian Hill Fire Station at 6475 Drake Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45243. 1001601544

4116 Glendale-Milford Road, Oct. 19


11049 Valleystream Drive: Fairbanks David A. to Sugino Margaret; $262,500. 7940 Elbrecht Drive: National Residential Nominee Services Inc. to Phillips Jeffrey & Lori; $538,950.

NOTICE OF MEETING OF SYMMES TOWNSHIP Notice is hereby given that the Symmes Township Records Commission will hold its annual meeting on November 9, 2010 at 6:45 p.m. This meeting will be held at the Township Admin. Bldg., 9323 Union Cemetery Road. John C. Borchers Fiscal Officer, Symmes Township 2586996/1597032

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The Rooster’s Nest is a perfect place to relax and enjoy a break from busy routines. Walk on the 25 acres of woodlands, fish in the 1.25 acre stocked pond, curl up with a book or sit outside by the campfire. Breakfast is served in the spacious gathering room overlooking the pond while birds and squirrels entertain at the feeders. Innkeepers Sally and Dave White promise to tantalize your taste buds with scrumptious dishes like Rooster Egg Bake, Rhode Island Red Stuffed French Toast, Chanticleer Bananas & Ice Cream or Banty Fruit Parfait along with freshly baked breads, juice and coffee. The Inn’s convenient location allows guests to experience all that Adams County has to offer.

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There are many Amish shops with baked goods, furniture and cheese. If you are hunting for unique items for yourself or someone special, you can check out the antique shops and art gallery. For outdoorsy adventures within a short drive, you will find Adams Lake Nature Walk, Chaparral Prairie, Edge of Appalachia, Lynx Prairie, Buzzards’ Roost and Serpent Mound. An oasis of sophistication, The Rooster’s Nest was featured in the 2009 Best of Midwest Living. It offers a memorable retreat, a romantic getaway or a mid-week respite. It is a perfect location for smaller business meetings or receptions or for a Mom’s scrap-booking weekend. Gift certificates are available.



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Meyers Lane: Kenridge Cove LLC to Stanley Richard L. & June A.; $300,000. 4310 Hunt Road: Trinity Partners LLC to Creed In Three LLC; $385,000. 9661 Linfield Drive: Jones Janet Fay to Richards Scott & Holly J. Varley; $270,500.

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Domestic violence, threat

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Janice May Beckert, 78, of Blue Ash died Oct. 20. Survived by children Richard H. Beckert, Lynn A. (Greg) Sheanshang, James A. Beckert and Margaret J. Beckert; grandchildren Whitney Beckert, Lauren Beckert, Kriston Williams, Kari Williams, Nicholas Beckert and Benjamin Beckert; and great-grandchildren Christian and Cameron Williams. Preceded in death by Howard A. Beckert; parents William and Jane Barlow; and brother, Jack Barlow.

Services were Oct. 25 at MihovkRosenacker Funeral Home, Evendale. Memorials to: Horizon Community Church, 7800 Laurel Ave., #400, Cincinnati, OH 45243.

At 4116 Glendale-Milford Road, Oct. 13. At 11359 Grooms Road, Oct. 13.

Family Owned Since 1876

DEATHS Janice May Beckert

Criminal damaging/endangering

Government, Mobile, Alabama, registration and license required for door to door sales, Oct. 19.


Incidents/investigations Burglary

Vehicle scratched at 7699 Montgomery Road, Oct. 2. Lawn decoration damaged at 8038 School Road, Oct. 9.



Samuel Harris, 21, 1555 St. Leger, disorderly conduct at 7699 Montgomery Road, Oct. 12. Kyle Evans, 21, 4025 Lansdowne Ave., assault at 8450 Blue Ash Road, Oct. 3. Juvenile Female, 17,, theft at 7913 Montgomery Road, Sept. 30. Juvenile Female, 16,, theft at 7913 Montgomery Road, Sept. 30. Mark Waddle, 22, 1208 Race St., drug abuse instruments at 5416 Ridge Road, Oct. 2. James Wendell, 41, 6041 Harill Ave., drug abuse at Ridge Road, Oct. 9.

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November 3, 2010

RELIGION Good Shepherd Catholic Church


Rev. David L. Bittinger





9:30am & 11:00am

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

Worship and Small Group Classes for all ages.

Classes for all ages.

The church kicked off its Honduras Project Oct. 30. Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez will preside over the Good Shepherd 8:30 a.m. Mass on Thursday, Nov. 4. There will be a reception as well. Rodriguez is the first cardinal in history from Honduras, is considered by many to be the leader of the Latin American Church, speaks seven languages, is on a campaign for human rights and reducing poverty in the world, brokered peace accords with rebels and led rebuilding efforts after a natural disaster and serves on various commissions revolving around justice, peace and reducing world debt. Former first lady of Honduras Mary Flores will speak at three Masses at Good Shepherd the weekend of Nov. 6-7. The church’s goal is to raise $450,000 before 2013 to help enrich the lives of children and families living in a remove, impoverished area of Intibuca, Honduras.

The church will interact with their friends in Honduras in joint-faith sharing and development, help build a new bilingual elementary school, establish a new parish in Santa Lucia, travel to Honduras to meet their new Catholic brothers and sisters and help faith formation students connect with the children of Intibuca. For more information, call Deacon Mark Westendorf at 489-8815 ext. 718. The church has Roman Catholic Mass with contemporary music Sundays at 4 p.m. Good Shepherd’s contemporary music Mass is a little livelier, a little more upbeat, but remains grounded in the traditional Roman Catholic liturgy. Worshipers will recognize popular Christian worship songs by artists such as Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman and Tim Hughes, as well as familiar Catholic liturgical hymns played to a livelier beat. At key points in the service, Contemporary Mass Music Director Bruce Deaton and his band strike up energetic praise music that has

EPISCOPAL "Imagination is more important than knowledge." ~Albert Einstein

Mason United Methodist Church

Sundays 7:30, 9:00 & 10:45 am Sunday School 9:45am Nursery Available Visitors Welcome CE-1001557967-01

ST. BARNABAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH 10345 Montgomery Rd. Montgomery, OH 45242


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

(513) 984-8401


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

Sharonville United Methodist

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

3751 Creek Rd.’s teachable!

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


5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

Services 8:00 am, 9:15 am & 11:00am Steve Lovellette, Senior Pastor Nursery proivided at all services

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

LUTHERAN ASCENSION LUTHERAN CHURCH 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery (East of I-71 on Pfeiffer Rd) Worship Schedule 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Worship and Holy Communion Babysitter Provided 9:45 Christian Education Hour for all ages

Pastor Josh Miller Visit our website at:


232 E. Main St (corner of East & Main) Rev. Jacqueline E. Matisse, Pastor

FAITH BIBLE CHURCH 8130 East Kemper Rd.



(1 mile west of Montgomery Rd) Services & Sunday School: 9:00am & 10:45am Nursery Available www.fbccincy.or 513-489-1114

NorthStar Vineyard

Community Church

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

OTHER SERVICES: Lawn Aerations • Shrub Trimming Re-Seeding • Tree Removal • Tree Trimming Stump Removal • Patio Pavers • Retaining Walls Clean Ups • Mulching • Lawn Mowing


(across from Kenwood Towne Centre)

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


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



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

Worship Service ...................... 10:00am Church School......................... 11:15am CONNECT Youth Service........ 6-8pm Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities

Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am

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

Worship Services Contemporary Sat 5pm & Sun 9am Traditional Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Full childcare & church school at all services. 513-677-9866 Dr. Doug Damron, Sr. Pastor (across from the Oasis Golf Club) Rev. Lisa Kerwin, Assoc. Pastor

6635 Loveland Miamiville Rd Loveland, OH 45140



8999 Applewood Dr Blue Ash 891 8527 (off Larchview, off Plainfield at Cross County Hwy.)

Sunday School & Worship 9 AM & 10:30 AM Child Care provided 10:30AM Rev. Robert Roberts, Pastor


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Phone: 513-891-0977



Great Kids. Great Results.



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

Learn more about St. Ursula Villa... Informational Coffees Thursday, Nov. 4th 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Highlighting Junior High - Grades 7 and 8

Child Care provided

Montgomery Presbyterian Church 9994 Zig Zag Road Mongtomery, Ohio 45242

Worship Service 10:30am Nursery Care Available website:

Tuesday, Nov. 16th 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. CE-1001461211-01

Nursery Care Provided


683-2525 •

Dr. Cathy Johns, Senior Pastor Rev. Doug Johns, Senior Pastor


360 Robin Av (off Oak St) Loveland OH

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 "Dealing With Toxic People: At Work"

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


Good Shepherd (ELCA)


Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Five members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will perform at the church in concert at 3 p.m, Sunday, Nov. 7, to help First Lutheran Church, an Over-theRhine church, raise money for a furnace. The church’s old boiler broke down last fall and the church has been without heat since. A new system is essential to the future of the congregation, whose ministries include helping the poor and the homeless through community meals, reading programs, a homeless shelter and pastoral care for those dealing with mental illness or alcoholism. Good Shepherd members Christ Kiradjieff and Dave Zeng will be joined by other symphony musicians to entertain with the music of German composers. Tickets are $100 per person. A post-concert reception with the musicians is included in the price and will include an array of German food. For tickets, contact Betsy Schutte at the church during office hours at 891-1700, or e-mail her at 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 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

7701 Kenwood Rd.

the congregation singing and clapping their hands. The Mass draws worshipers of all ages. Come early to get acquainted with the new songs which begin at 3:45 p.m. Stay after Mass on the first Sunday of each month for food, fun, and fellowship. The church is located at 8815 E. Kemper Road, Montgomery; 5034262.

3660 Vineyard Place Cincinnati, OH 45226 (513) 871-7218 CE-0000428710

Showcasing Traditional Kindergarten through 6th Grade

Wednesday, Nov. 17th 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Featuring Montessori and Traditional Preschool for 3- and 4-year-olds

St. Ursula Villa is:

• Catholic and Coeducational • Preschool through 8th Grade • Whole Child Education • Championship Athletics • Family Atmosphere • Academic Excellence in the Ursuline Tradition • Outstanding High School Preparation

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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” runs through Nov. 7, which is Coast Guard Sunday. The church welcomes visitors every Sunday, but especially wants to welcome and honor those who have served in the armed forces on those days. 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, donuts, juice and milk are available at 9:30 Sunday mornings. Everyone is welcome. The church is meeting at Raffel’s Banquet Center, 11330 Williamstown Road, Blue Ash; 709-3344; Nathan Lang, pastor.

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

The church is collecting donations of spices, sauces, dried beans, canned beans and Velveeta to serve a warm, hearty meal to the Findlay Street neighborhood house once per week. Please mark donations with “FSNH.” Volunteers are needed to help in the FSNH after school program 3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Veterans of Valor is presenting a Veterans Day Concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, at the church. Rodney Barbour, concert organist and former Reds stadium organist, will play as well as Michael Chertock, pianist for the Cincinnati Symphony. The master of ceremonies is Matt Modleski, former USAF Thunderbird pilot, and remarks will be made by Klay South, founder of Veterans of Valor. The event is co-sponsored by the Greater Cincinnati Council of the Navy League. OPALS (Older People with Active Lifestyles) will attend the Cincinnati Symphony’s Mozart Festival lecture, concert and take a tour of Music Hall Friday, Nov. 12. Please call the church office for more information. An Intercessory Healing Prayer Service is held the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. A Men’s Breakfast group meets on Wednesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. at Rombe’s in Blue Ash. A Bereavement Support Group for widow and widowers meets the second and fourth Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.. Mother Linda Young is leading Parent Church School from 9:30 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. Sundays. Stay in the undercroft after bringing your children to Sunday School and discuss “In the Midst of Chaos: Caring for Your Children as Spiritual Practice” by Bonnie MillerMcLenore. Sunday worship services are 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The church is at 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 984-8401;


Nicholas C. Wylie graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as “Operation Warrior Forge,” at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash. Cadets in their junior and senior year of college must complete the leadership development course. Upon successful completion of the course, the ROTC program, and graduation from college, cadets are commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army, National Guard, or Reserve. Wylie is the son of Paul H. and Michelle A. Wylie, he is a 2007 graduate of Sycamore High School. The cadet is a student at the Citadel Military College of South Carolina, Charleston.


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