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Sycamore starts search for its next fire chief By Leah Fightmaster

Sycamore Township officials are starting a search for the next fire chief. Township Administrator Bruce Raabe said he’s accepting resumes for the position, adding that both internal and external candidates will be considered. Raabe said he’s gotten about 30 so far, coming from potential candidates both locally and from outof-state. “We’ve received a nice crosssection of resumes,” he said. He and the Board of Trustees have started reviewing the ones they’ve received, but no timeline for when current Fire Chief William Jetter’s replacement will be hired, he said. Jetter officially retires Dec. 31. Raabe said they’ll be looking

for typical qualities in a strong candidate, such as their experience and experience level, education and management skills. He added that a background Jetter with budgets and grant writing is “helpful.” The review process began Oct. 30, when the board went into executive session during its workshop meeting to look over the resumes received. Raabe said when they’ve chosen some candidates they believe are qualified and attractive for the job, they’ll call local ones in or conduct phone interviews with out-ofstate applicants.

Ursuline Academy's fans cheer on the Lions during their win over Toledo St. Ursula in the Division I state volleyball semifinals Nov. 8 Wright State University. TONY TRIBBLE/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


The Ursuline Academy volleyball team scored a convincing 25-20, 25-16, 25-10 victory over Massillon Jackson the Division I state semifinals Saturday at Wright State University. The state championship is the school’s fifth. Ursuline, which won its last nine matches of the season, defeated No.2-ranked Toledo St. Ursula in the semifinals in four games 27-25, 20-25, 25-20, 25-17. The Lions handed Toledo St. Ursula its only two losses of the year. For more coverage, see Sports, A6, and visit

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Ursuline Academy's Courtney Grafton (12), of Montgomery, celebrates with her teamates during the Lions’ semifinals . TONY TRIBBLE/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Sea of voters greeted poll workers By Jeanne Houck

BLUE ASH — Poll workers at the Blue Ash Municipal & Safety Center say voters were packed in the lobby and in a line that snaked outside and around the building when voting began at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. “We opened the doors to a sea of people,” said Ginny Pape of Blue Ash, presiding judge for Blue Ash Precinct 3B, who was working in city council chambers. “Someone brought us coffee, but we didn’t have time to drink it until it was cold.” Poll workers said some 500 of the 900-plus registered voters in the Blue Ash precinct had cast ballots by noon. “At this rate, we’ll be able to go home by 2 (p.m.),” Pape joked.

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While poll workers attributed the large turnout to the presidential election, voter Dori Hamilton, 59, of Blue Ash, said she always exercises her right to vote. “I vote every election,” said Hamilton, holding her 17month-old granddaughter Anna Grace Begley, also of Blue Ash. “I think it’s very important. How else do I have a say?” CNN was interested in what Hamilton’s fellow Blue Ash residents had to say. The network was reporting from the Blue Ash Recreation Center. “We are interested in Hamilton County because in 2008 Hamilton County swung (President Barack) Obama,” CNN anchor Carol Costello said. “Republicans really need to up their ground game in Hamilton County and they need to en-

ergize Republican voters if they want to elect (Mitt) Romney. “We won’t know whether they were successful until later tonight or even tomorrow,” Costello said. Across town, 21-year-old Sycamore Township resident Elizabeth Burkhart was gassing up her car and cleaning its windshield at a pump at the United Dairy Farmers on Montgomery Road in Montgomery. Burkhart said was going to vote for President Obama – with reservations. “I’m voting for the lesser of two evils,” she said. Burkhart said she was “a little bit on the edge” about voting at all. “On one hand I think it’s important to vote, but I’m not sure presidents have the power we think they have,” she said. Vol. 49 No. 36 © 2012 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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National, state issues grab local attention By Leah Fightmaster

Many Symmes Township voters agreed on two things: the importance of the presidential race, and support for the township’s park levy. While there were other issues on the ballot, such as state issues 1, 2 and 4, many Symmes voters said the race between President Barack Obama and Gov.

Mitt Romney was a major reason, aside from the importance of voting in general, that they headed to the polls Nov. 6. Resident Steve Snider said as he walked into his polling location at Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Road, that he was still confused about who he was going to vote for, but that the “propaganda turns me off to vote” for certain candi-

dates. “I think Obama inherited a lot of crap four years ago,” he said. “... I think typical issues, such as abortion or the economy, are what candidates focus on, but that’s not what it’s all about.” Another resident, Mike Donnelly, wanted to make sure his vote for who wins the presidency counts, because he thinks “everyone needs to be heard.”

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both themselves and their families. New Symmes resident Sara Muñoz agreed. Muñoz, a Columbus native who returned to Ohio in August from New Jersey, said that supporting the levy was important to her because she and her family enjoy the township’s parks. “There are awesome parks here,” she said. “We were paying more in taxes on the East coast for ones there that weren’t as nice as these.” Symmes Township’s park levy renewal passed with a 58 percent approval. Board of Trustees President Jodie Leis said she’s happy Symmes residents value the parks enough to pass the levy.

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BLUE ASH — Blue Ash police are advising residents to be on the lookout after a man reported someone burgalized his home in the 4100 block of Fox Hollow Drive Nov. 7. The man was not home at the time, but told police someone stole money and computer equipment between 1:30 p.m and 8:15 p.m. Nov. 7. Blue Ash police Capt. James Schaffer said there were no signs of forced entry and that the incident remains under investigation. “Residents are urged to remain alert for any unordinary activity in their neighborhoods and to keep their doors and windows locked when away from home,’’ Schaffer said. “If suspicious persons are observed, they should be reported to the police immediately.” Anyone with information on the offense is asked to call the Blue Ash police at 745-8555 or Crime Stoppers at 352-3040. For more about your community, visit

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Mall hosts fundraiser for injured Symmes man SYMMES TOWNSHIP —

You can get your holiday shopping done early and help a badly injured Symmes Township man by buying a $5 wristband for the Tri-County Mall Magical Evening of Giving event Sunday, Nov. 18. All proceeds from the sale of the wristbands will go for medical expenses for Danny O’Keefe, 28. O’Keefe was hurt when he ran to the aid of his sister

after a man who had broken into her home began beating and stabbing her. O’Keefe was stabbed 19 times in his brain, smashed in the head with a weapon called a skull crusher and kicked hard enough to lacerate his spleen during the May 2011 attack in Fairfield. O’Keefe has had five surgeries in the past year and needs extensive rehabilitation, but his insurance has come up short. The Magical Evening of Giving, an after-hours dis-

counted shopping gala, will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Tri-County Mall. Children 12-years-old and younger can get in free. You can stop by the customer service desk at the Tri-County Mall any time between now and Nov. 18 to pruchase a wristband. O’Keefe is in the care of his parents, Kathy and Jim O’Keefe of Symmes Township, who have been forced to turn to the community for help.

“Danny’s injuries have been compared to Congresswoman Gabby Gifford,” Kathy O’Keefe has said. “We’re fighting to get his life back. “I’ve never asked anyone for anything, but I am asking for help now,” O’Keefe said. People also can make donations to the O’Keefe family at any Fifth Third Bank and through PayPal at their “I support the O’Keefe Family” Facebook page.

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BLUE ASH — Blue Ash Police Officer Beth Roach will attend the first Latino Expo Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Sharonville Convention Center as a representative of the Su Casa Hispanic Center of Cincinnati. Roach, who has volunteered her services for Su Casa for several years, serves as one of the Blue Ash Police Department’s neighborhood liaison officers, is its DARE officer and interacts regularly with the Latino community in Blue Ash. The Latino Expo 2012

Montgomery to vote on texting law

MONTGOMERY — Montgomery City Council will decide Wednesday, Jan. 2, whether to approve an ordinance prohibiting drivers from texting while driving. City council gave the ordinance a first reading Nov. 7 and will give it a second Wednesday, Dec. 5. The Dec. 5 and Jan. 2 meetings will begin at 7 p.m. at Montgomery city hall on Montgomery Road.

The texting ordinance mirrors the recently passed state legislation, according to Montgomery Police Chief Don Simpson. “We are creating local legislation to allow cases to be heard in our local mayor’s court,” Simpson said. Ohio’s new law says adults are not allowed to write, send or read a text message while driving, although they can only be cited for texting if police pull them over for another offense, such as speeding. Drivers under the age

of 18 are not allowed to use any electronic wirelesscommunications device to text, make a phone call, email or play a video game and can be cited solely for using a device, the state law says. Also Nov. 7, Montgomery City Council approved: » a tax diversion program in which delinquent and otherwise non-compliant taxpayers cited to court can avoid a criminal conviction by paying all delinquent taxes, penalties and interest. Call 792-8351 if you are

interested in participating. » a misdemeanor drug diversion program in which first-time offenders cited to court can avoid a criminal conviction by completing an individualized program that could include counseling and education on the dangers of drug use.

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Trio charged in Blue Ash burglaries BLUE ASH — Blue Ash police say they have filed burglary and complicity to burglary charges against three men accused of a series of daytime residential breakins. The month-long investigation was a cooperative effort involving the Miami Township Police Department, the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office and the Cincinnati Police Department, Blue Ash police say. The burglaries in Blue Ash occurred on Kenwood Road, Kenridge Drive and Classic Drive between Sept. 29 and Oct. 10. Charged are Thomas Craig McKinney, 31, of Goshen; Amy Mills, 31, of

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President Sharon Redmond (Cold Spring, Ky), Jim Miller (Hyde Park), Sue McDonald Clarke, Class of ‘63 (Indian Hill), Kevin and Lori Malloy (Glendale), and Principal Tom Barhorst (Mason) at the Ursuline Academy President's Dinner. THANKS TO MARIANNE LANG

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Ursuline Academy honored four outstanding supporters at the President’s Dinner Oct. 4. Jim Miller received the 2012 St. Angela Merici Leadership Award; Sue McDonald Clark from the Class of ‘63 received the 2012 Woman of the Year Award, and Lori and Kevin Malloy received the school’s first Outstanding Leadership Award. Jim Miller (Hyde Park) has been a member of the leadership team with Bartlett & Co. for 35 years, and serves as the company’s chairman and senior portfolio manager. His daughter, Katherine, graduated from Ursuline in 2002 and now is a third-year medical student at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. With a kind heart and commitment to the mission of Ursuline Academy, Miller joined the Board of Trustees in 2004 during the campus expansion and capital fundraising campaign, both of which he was actively involved in on many levels. He served two terms as a trustee and chaired the board in his final two years. Since then, he has continued to give his time and support to

many Ursuline fundraisers including the Ultimate Auction, raffles and annual campaign. Sue McDonald Clarke (Indian Hill) is a generous supporter and loyal alumna. A former grade school teacher, Clarke also spent a great deal of time volunteering to ensure that her children enjoyed active, academic and service driven lives. Her service extended throughout the Greater Cincinnati area and even globally through her sponsorship of foreign exchange students. While her daughters, Sarah Clarke (Class of ‘86) and Jamie Clarke Rivers (Class of ‘93), were students, Clarke was very supportive in many areas wherever help was needed. She continues her support of education and our future leaders by sponsoring a scholarship for young women who want to attend Ursuline Academy. It is called the Nieman McDonald Clarke Endowed Scholarship Fund. Clarke still dedicates much time helping the underserved through agencies and churches, including providing Christmas gifts for the Hope Emergency Center, which started at Ursuline Academy in Brown County. Lori and Kevin Malloy (Glendale) have been a constant presence and have made an impact on Ursuline for 10 years since

their daughter Claire (Class of ‘06) was a freshman, and they remained strongly involved while their daughters, Mary (Class of ‘10) and Loretta (Class of ‘12), were enrolled as well. Between the two of them, the number of boards, committees and events they’ve either created, led or served on, are too numerous to list. Individually they each took leadership roles in parent organizations, they worked phonathons, open houses, 5K Runs and many others. The Malloys have always been about serving and giving generously of their time, talents and support to their daughters’ school. Of special note is how the Malloys made new Ursuline families feel welcome through the Bridge Parent program, which they helped grow. The St. Angela Merici Leadership Award was created in 2004 to honor individuals for their dedication and lifetime support of Ursuline Academy; it was named for the foundress of the Ursulines. The Women of the Years program began in 1986 to recognize and honor outstanding alumnae. The Outstanding Leadership Award was created this year to honor alumnae, parents or friends for their loyal and exceptional volunteer leadership of Ursuline Academy.

Moeller hires Schuster as new development director Archbishop Moeller High School has hired Scott Schuster to be the school’s new director of development. He will replace Advancement Director Debbie Geiger, who retired this year and will remain until the beginning of November to assist with the transition process. Geiger has been with Moeller since 2004. “We will certainly miss Debbie and honor all she has done for the Moeller community,” President Bill Hunt said. “In addition to her record-breaking years as the director of our Main Event Charity, Debbie has raised literally millions of dollars for our students. In the past three years in her role as our advancement director, she grew Moeller’s Named Scholarship Program from five student scholarships to 26. “Under her leadership we

have also exceeded Moeller’s annual fund goal each year. Few may realize all she has done to advance the development efSchuster forts of our school. She leaves behind an amazing legacy.” Schuster, a Mount Healthy resident, comes to Moeller after a two-year stint as an assistant development officer for the University of Cincinnati Foundation. While there he worked with the senior team to devise and execute strategies for UC’s Proudly Cincinnati campaign, a billion-dollar effort. In addition, Schuster raised hundreds of thousands of dollars, managed regional alumni

events, and managed the regional UC Volunteer Campaign Committees in Arizona, California, and Florida. Schuster also has a background in sales and management. He served as a management assistant for the Phillips Edison and Co. and was a sales leader for Best Buy and Enerfab Inc. Schuster is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Cincinnati, where he has earned several degrees. He earned a bachelor degree in business administration, with an emphasis on marketing and real estate; a master of science degree in business administration/marketing; and a graduate certificate in marketing. Currently, he plans to graduate in 2014 with an MBA from the University of Cincinnati. Schuster and his wife, Molly, have an infant, Sophia.

Gayle Wood, left, and her granddaughter Lindsay Lance hold a dress Wood wore to her graduation in 1955. Lance made some adjustments to the dress as part of a senior project and plans to wear it during her Indian Hill High School graduation ceremony. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Graduating student’s dress brings tears of joy Garment worn at ceremony in 1955 By Forrest Sellers

When Indian Hill High School senior Lindsay Lance graduated she wore a dress her grandmother wore more than 50 years ago. As part of her senior project, Lance, a resident of Indian Hill, redesigned her grandmother Gayle Wood’s dress to wear for the graduation ceremony June 8. “It’s a dress that with some hemming and adjustments is still very much in fashion,” she said. In fact, Lance said the dress fit her very well and required very few alterations. “It was because of the tradition behind it,” said Lance about her reason for choosing to wear it.

Wood, 75, who wore the dress when she graduated from Scott High School in Toledo in 1955, said she was thrilled about her granddaughter’s choice of wardrobe for the ceremony. “In my lifetime to get that joy,” she said. “What word could you find (to describe this).” Wood, a resident of Columbia Township, said the dress, which has often been shown to family members and friends, is something she had hoped one of her granddaughters would wear one day. There will probably be many tears, she said in anticipation of the ceremony. For Lance, who plans to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology, the dress is not only a vintage style but it’s an opportunity to connect with her grandmother. “It’s a bit of me and (her),” she said.

Six Sycamore/Great Oaks marketing students were top finishers in annual district marketing competition. From left: Hadis Palic, David Lopez, Martina Oroz, Austin Post, Leah Grinshpun and James Keefe. PROVIDED

Sycamore/Great Oaks marketing students excel at DECA fall competition Six Sycamore/Great Oaks marketing students were top finishers in annual district marketing competition. Leah Grinshpun took first place in the parlimentary law event; David Lopez came in second in public speaking, and Hadis Palic placed third in the same event. Austin Post earned a fourth-place finish in public relations, while James Keefe placed fourth and Martina Oroz placed

fifth in the job interview event. Grinshpun and Post advance to the State Fall Leadership Conference in Columbus n Nov. 8. The students were among 48 students from Anderson High School, Milford High School, Ripley High School, Western Brown High School and Sycamore High School competing in the DECA District 6 fall competition at University of Cincinnati Clermont Oct. 9.






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Members of Ursuline country who made the trip to the Nutter Center on the campus of Wright State celebrate with players after the Lions won the Division I state volleyball championship Nov. 10. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS


Ursuline VB comes together to win 5th state volleyball title By Nick Dudukovich

Ursuline Academy and the state volleyball tournament: The two entities are becoming a rite of fall in the southwest Ohio. The Lions have been a participant in four of the last five state finalfour meetings. There have been teams with better records and ranked higher in the state polls, but in that span, only the 2009 team was able to claim the name of champion — until now. The Lions (23-6) celebrated the fifth state volleyball title in school history after beating Massillon Jackson 25-20, 25-16, 25-10 in the Division I state final at Wright State University’s Nutter Center Nov. 10. “We didn’t know we were going to be here. It makes it so much better when you’re not expected to win,” said coach Jeni Case. Ursuline’s record from 20082010 was phenomenal. The program suffered just two defeats during that span, while the current version of the Lions dropped six matches. “We were supposed to win back then and this year we were not supposed to win,” she said. “(The girls) wanted to prove something — that we are good.” One defeat—the last loss of the season - in particular stands out. The Lions had fallen on the road to McAuley and Case decided the team needed to air its Ursuline's Sam Fry (3) and Lauren Wilkins (13) helped hold Massillon Jackson to a 0.77 kill efficiency during the Division I state championship match. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

grievances. “We had issues this year with girls not wanting to listen and things with coaches and players,” Case said. “We hashed it out after McAuley for two hours without a ball. We sat there and we talked, and I told them what I thought…and they told me some things and…it made us so much more of a team…” Senior libero Courtney Grafton believes that meeting reinforced the idea that the Lions had to play together, rather than individuals, to be a success. “(We realized) that we’re not going to win just playing by ourselves,” Grafton said. “We’re a family…and we (just needed to take) in everything and listen to each other…and learn what makes the other person tick.” Sam Fry, who along with Paige Kebe, co-led the Lions with 11 kills in the championship game, said the Lions are tight-knit. “Really, we’re all like sisters,” she said. “I love all of my teammates and I was so happy I was able to win it with them.” Stat time: Fry, who committed to the University of Notre Dame, recorded 433 kills on the season, which helped the junior garner first-team all-state recognition from the Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches Association. Grafton got first-team allGGCL after leading the GGCL Scarlet Division with 512 digs. Senior Rachel Garnett provided an offensive spark with 194 digs, while also chipping in 204 digs en route to being named second-team all-GGCL. Kebe, who took GGCL honorable mention, finished the year with 211 kills.

Ursuline's Ali Hackman of Sycamore Township gets a dig during the Division I State Volleyball Championship game at the Nutter Center Nov. 10 TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Ursuline setter Abby Weisenburger of Springfield Township awaits a serve during the Lions' Division I state final match against Massillon Jackson Nov. 10. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Ursuline Academy head coach Jeni Case celebrates with the fans after winning her fourth state volleyball championship. Case won two as a player at Seton, and now has two as a coach. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

ROSTER Abby Williams of Loveland, OH/DS, So. Sam Fry of Indian Hill, MB/OH, Jr. Abby Weisenburger of Springfield Township, S/DS, Sr. Lilly Stein of Hamilton, OH/RS, Sr. Cory Wiener of Loveland, DS, Sr. Brenna Barber of Mason, OH/RS, Jr. Alyssa Steller of Maineville, S/RS, Fr. Paige Kebe of Loveland, MB/OH, Jr. Avery Naylor of Montgomery, DS, Fr. Claire Tulisiak of Symmes Township, DS, Fr. Ali Hackman of Sycamore Township, DS/S, Jr. Courtney Grafton of Montgomery, L/DS, Sr.

Lauren Wilkins of Mason, OH/MB, So. Katherine Edmondson of Loveland, MB/RS, So. Rachel Garnett of Liberty Township, RS/MB, Sr. Mallory Bechtold of Finneytown, RS/OH, So. Sarah Wandtke of Mason, DS, Sr.

RESULTS Aug. 28 - Lakota East, L, 3-1 Aug. 30 - Notre Dame, L, 3-1 Sept. 4 - at Alter, W, 3-2 Sept. 6 - at Seton, W, 3-0 Sept. 8 - Dublin Coffman, W, 3-0 Sept. 11 - at MND, L, 3-1 Sept. 13 - Mercy, W, 3-0 Sept. 15 - at Butler, W, 2-0 Sept. 15 - at Toledo St. Ursula, W, 3-0 Sept. 18 - McAuley, W, 3-1 Sept. 20 - St. Ursula, W, 3-1 Sept. 22 - Mason, W, 3-0 Sept. 25 - Seton, W, 3-0

Sept. 27 - MND, L, 3-0 Sept. 29 - at Bowling Green, W, 2-0 Sept. 29 - at Walsh Jesuit, L, 3-0 Sept. 30 - Lakota West, W, 3-1 Sept. 30 - at Magnificat, W, 3-0 Oct. 2 - at Mercy, W, 3-0 Oct. 4 - at McAuley, L, 3-1 Oct. 9 - at St. Ursula, W, 3-1 Oct. 11 - at Lakota West, W, 3-0 Oct. 20 - Princeton, W, 3-0 Sectional tournament Oct. 22 - Loveland, W, 3-0 District tournament Oct. 27 - Centerville, W, 3-0 District finals Nov. 1 - Lakota West, W, 3-2 Regional semifinals Nov. 3 - at Lakota East, W, 3-1 Regional final Nov. 8 - Toledo St. Ursula, W, 3-1 state semifinals Nov. 10 - Massillon Jackson, W, 3-0 state final



‘D’ propels SCD to state title By Nick Dudukovich ndudukovich @ communitypress .com

COLUMBUS — “Surreal.”

That’s the way Summit Country Day head coach Barnard Baker described winning the Division III state boys soccer championship. The Silver Knights secured its second soccer trophy in school history by shutting out Gates Mills Hawken, 2-0, for the title at Crew Stadium Nov. 10. It’s the Silver Knights’ first boys soccer championship since 1999. Holding the opposition scoreless is nothing to new to the boys of the Summit, who include Carlos Garciamendez of Sycamore Township. The squad didn’t allow a postseason goal despite playing a Murderers’ Row of competition. Five of the schools the Silver Knights had to take down en route to the title were ranked in

The Summit Country Day boys soccer team prepared to board the bus that would take the squad to the state championship match in Columbus. THANKS TO DARREN WEIGL the top 10 of the Ohio coaches’ poll. Baker said his program has usually taken an “attack” first mentality — but that changed this season. “From our forwards to our goalie, we had a mantra — defend first,” Baker said.

Summit goalie Ryan Hall of Cleves played a big hand in propelling the Knights to a title, despite battling a shoulder injury that nearly kept him out of the state semifinal against Worthington Christian Nov. 7. But the senior persevered,

and will leave Summit as the state’s career leader in shutouts with 47. “Ryan’s fearless and he’s tough and you’re never going to get this moment back,” Baker said. “I applaud him immensely.” Hall knows Summit’s defense wouldn’t have been as dominant if it weren’t for the guys who play in front of him. “Shutouts are never just me,” Hall told Gannett News Service. “It’s a team effort. Not giving up a goal in the entire tournament is unexplainable.” The combination of Jake Rawlings of Loveland, Joey Kunkel of Delhi Township, Jack Meininger of Mariemont and Ben Emery of Hyde Park have formed what Baker believes might be the best back line he’s ever seen during his time at Summit Country Day. “They’re the reason why we are here,” Baker said.

GOAL!: Both of Summit’s goals in the state final came off the foot of senior Caelan Hueber of Newtown. The first one came off an unexpected pass from teammate Ben Emery. When Hueber took possession, he knew what to do. “I saw the goalie (in the middle) and I just figured I had to bury it,” he said. Moments later, he put the ball into the left corner pocket to put Summit up, 1-0. Hueber ended his varsity career with 15 goals during the 2012 campaign. He netted 35 in his varsity career. No shot: Summit had 20 shots, with eight on goal, while Hawken was held to just five shots and one, respectively. A great year: Rawlings began 2012 as a member of state championship basketball team, and he’ll leave the current year with a state soccer title.

No place like ‘The Nipp’ for Moeller By Scott Springer

Moeller senior quarterback Spencer Iacovone (7) keeps and runs the ball against Lakota East's Rob Harpring (13) in the second quarter. Moeller defeated the Thunderhawks 46-20 at Nippert Stadium Nov. 10. Iacovone ran for 95 yards and a touchdown.

CORRYVILLE — Though they’ve never really had a “true” home field, Moeller High School is familiar with several venues. Lockland Stadium is currently their official home field. Before that, the Crusaders played at old Galbraith Field near Kings Island. However, they’ve always managed to have a game or two at the University of Cincinnati’s Nippert Stadium. In the Gerry Faust/Pat Mancuso era, a Moeller vs. Princeton contest would often pack the home of the Bearcats better than the Bearcats themselves. Recently, the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown and playoffs have brought the Crusaders to UC. Their meeting with Lakota East Nov. 10 was therefore nothing new and the Crusaders played that way, thrashing the Thunderhawks 46-20. Moeller coach John Rodenberg didn’t see that type of convincing win coming. “They have a pretty good team,” he said. “It’s been a while since we played against the option. We got shook up early, then we came back and got disciplined. It was a good win for us.” Lakota East held a 7-3 first quarter lead thanks to an opening drive that lasted 8:35. The second quarter then


quickly became the “Keith Watkins Show” as the Northwesternbound running back scored on runs of 17, 40 and 80 yards to give Moeller a 24-7 halftime lead. “(The) offensive line made some key blocks,” Watkins said. “I love them to death. I can’t do it without them.” The lead was so substantial that Watkins, suffering from heat cramps from the Indian summer temperature, didn’t play in the second half. Playing just two quarters, he still raced for 168 yards. Moeller went on to add rushing touchdowns from Joe Eramo, quarterback Spencer Iacovone and back-up Gus Ragland to earn the 26-point win and another chance to play. In a game that featured11total

passes from both teams, Moeller’s Iacovone was 2-3 for 13 yards, but ran 10 times for 95 yards. In a reserve role, senior Joe Eramo had 13 carries for 80 yards. “We thought we were going to run the ball pretty well,” Iacovone said. “Keith had a really good game and played out of his mind. Somebody plays like that and it’s kind of hard to stop them.” Iacovone will sign to play baseball with Marshall Nov. 14. He says there is a chance he could double-up and also play football for the Thundering Herd. The Crusaders face Colerain Nov. 17 back at Nippert Stadium. The Cardinals squeaked by Elder 35-34 in overtime a few hours after Moeller and Lakota East played.

Moeller senior Keith Watkins (3) runs 40 yards for a touchdown against Lakota East in the second quarter. Watkins also had scoring runs of 17 and 80 yards for the Crusaders in the 46-20 defeat of the Thunderhawks at Nippert Stadium Nov. 10. JOHN FUQUA II/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Bowlers have strikes to spare By Scott Springer and Nick Dudukovich

With the late fall nip in the air, the upcoming bowling season will be starting soon in the various establishments across the Tristate.


Sycamore’s Aviators will look to fly up in the Greater Miami Conference standings where they were just 1-8 a year ago. Overall, Sycamore finished 6-13. Junior Joseph Morris returns with a175.6 average. Beyond Morris, there’s junior John McLaughlin, who was at128.3 in 2011. Coach James Lee also has junior Adam Merk at 127.5, junior Jake Maupin at 124.7 and junior Ryan Fee at 119.9. The Aves will put the shoes on Nov. 19 to start the season with Clark Montessori. The Lady Aves of Sycamore will also roll against Clark on that date. Sycamore’s girls were 4-11 (2-7

John McLaughlin of Sycamore eyes his shot at Eastgate Lanes during a match with Goshen last season. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

GMC) last season. They’ll have to find some scoring in 2012 as junior Allison Rolfes has the highest returning average at 109. Lee lost five seniors on his girls squad due to graduation.


Moeller’s boys finished 11-8 last season and were 8-6 in the Greater Catholic League-South for fourth place. Junior Philip Cleves is the Cru-

saders’ top returner with a 193.4 average. Those numbers were good enough to make him GCL-South second team last winter. Joining Cleves on the squad are T.J. Snyder, Greg Lind, Steven Snyder, Grant Godbey, Joe Niemiller and Connor Kelso. “We have a very young team with a lot of energy and great potential,” 10th-year coach Bob Orr said. Moeller starts the season Nov. 27 at Crossgate Lanes against Carroll and Roger Bacon.


Ursuline returns with a mix of seniors and sophomores as the Lions try and improve last year’s 15-11 record. The squad’s seniors include Jackie Andrews, Mallory Bucher, Molly Ernstes and Hannah Mehrle, while the sophomores include Cierra Carafice, Emma Darlington and Emily Lowe. Ursuline opens the season against McAuley at Brentwood Bowl Nov. 27.

Sign up for officials school Sponsored by the Southwest District Local Association Council and the Southwest Ohio Athletic/ Academic Confederation of the Hamilton County Education Service Center, Ohio High School Athletic Association-approved classes are coming up for those who want to obtain a basketball officiating permit in time to start the season. Schedule is as follows: » 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, Blue Ash Public Library, 4911 Cooper Road » 1-4:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 18, Downtown Main Public Library, 800 Vine St. » 5:30-9 p.m., Monday, Nov. 19, Sharonville Public Library, 10980 Thornview Drive. » 5:30-9 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 20, Blue Ash Public Library, 4911 Cooper Road. » 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.,

Saturday, Nov. 24, Blue Ash Public Library, 4911 Cooper Road. » Noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 25, St. Rita School for the Deaf, I-75 at Glendale-Milford Road. » 5:30-9 p.m., Monday, Nov. 26, Blue Ash Public Library, 4911 Cooper Road. Participants should plan to attend all sessions for this 25-hour course. Cost and new registration process only is $110 per student, which includes all instruction, books, materials, testing fee and OHSAA permit fee and insurance package. Registration is handled online with payments by a Visa, Mastercard, or Discover. Go to to register. For questions, contact class director Jerry Fick at 563-2755 or by e-mail



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Angels in adoption take in 12 children Six-year-old Jesi Ingle can’t walk or talk, but she can smile. “She smiles all the time,” said her adoptive mother, Heather Ingle of Montgomery. “She’s like the centerpiece of our family. She’s touched more lives than I ever will just by smiling.” Jesi is one of 12 children adopted by Heather and her husband, Rick Ingle. They also have three biological children, for a total of 15 kids. The children range in age from 9 months to 20 years old. Jesi, whose ailments include cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and brain damage, has been cared for by the Ingles for about 5½ years – ever since she arrived from the Caribbean island of Haiti when she was under 6 months old. Nearly all of the children adopted by the Hamilton County couple have serious medical issues – includJean Schmidt ing Down synCOMMUNITY PRESS drome, autism, GUEST COLUMNIST bipolar disorder, and severe mental illness. Some of the children were born to women who were addicted to alcohol or drugs. In addition to Jesi, two other children from Haiti require wheelchairs and feeding tubes, can’t walk or talk, and have seizures. “We’re at the hospital three to four times a week because I have so many kids with special needs,” Heather said. “Neurosurgery, neurology, psychology, psychiatry, pulmonary, ophthalmology, and others – we’re at so many different clinics” at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati. As a mother and grandmother myself, I realize the time and responsibility involved in caring for a child. But Heather and Rick Ingle’s commitment to family is extraordinary. Why would Heather and Rick take on such an enormous responsibility? Because every life is precious. I’m pleased to announce that I have selected Heather and Rick Ingle as this year’s Angels in Adoption for Southern Ohio. Along with some of my colleagues on Capitol Hill, I participate in the Angels in Adoption program of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute. Members of the House and Senate select people based on their generosity and willingness to help the children of those unable to fulfill their roles as parents. Many residents of Ohio’s Second Congressional District have opened their hearts and homes to foster or to adopt children, and I’m pleased to recognize four other caring individuals whom I believe are worthy of honorable mention as part of this year’s Angels in Adoption selection process: » Chris Combs of Montgomery in Hamilton County, who is executive director of the Coalition of Care Greater Cincinnati – as well as a single dad who adopted a brother and sister from Nicaragua. » Rosanne Barg of Union Township in Clermont County, a 66-year-old single mom who welcomed two special-needs sisters into her home and has so


CH@TROOM Nov. 7 question Developers are studying the feasibility of building a hotel on the “Purple People Bridge” between Cincinnati and Newport. Do you think a hotel on the bridge is a good idea? Why or why not?

“I do wonder about our leaders and their priorities. I will be sure to hop on the streetcar to head downtown rounding out my stay at the new hotel for a little romantic barge watching with my husband. How about fixing our bridges before something happens?” M.F.

Heather and Rick Ingle of Montgomery have adopted 12 children, and the couple also has three biological children. Married for 21 years, the Ingles have been named this year's Angels in Adoption for Southern Ohio by U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt. PROVIDED far adopted one. » Cherie McCarthy of Terrace Park in Hamilton County, director of the Adoption Connection, who is a licensed independent social worker and adoption assessor. » Dottie Boner of Symmes Township in Hamilton County, who has worked as a counselor, clinician, adoption consultant, and medical social worker in the hope of making Americans more aware of the need for adoptive and foster parents. Heather Ingle, 44, and Rick, 46, have been married 21 years. “We started foster parenting a month or two after we got married,” Heather said. Helping children “has been our whole marriage. We just both recognized the need.” Before marrying, “we discussed what our plan was for our family,” Heather said. “We didn’t really set a number. We just said we wanted lots of kids. We knew we wanted to adopt, and we knew we wanted birth children. “God has blessed us with a really strong marriage,” Heather said. “I don’t want anyone to think we have a perfect marriage and a perfect family. We don’t have this parenting thing figured out yet. We are a work in progress. We are trying to do what God has asked us to do. “Clearly, what we do is not easy,” Heather said. “We have a lot of people who love us. We have a good support system.” The Ingles worship at Montgomery Community Church, where members “have been super supportive of the kids we’ve brought in,” Heather said. “A lot of our children have behavior problems, and one of our kids has a service dog that attends church with him.” Rick Ingle grew up in White Oak in Hamilton County, while Heather Hartley Ingle is from Columbus. Both were raised as Catholics, but now “we just call ourselves Christian believers,” Heather said. “We read the Bible and believe what’s in the Bible.” One of the children they have adopted is from the African nation of Liberia. “When I was a young girl, my dad subscribed to National Geographic magazine,” Heather said. “I was so drawn to pictures of the children of Africa,” some of whom were obviously malnourished. “I was young and so naïve, and I wondered why we as Americans



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weren’t helping them.” Now, Heather laughs at the notion that anybody else should consider adopting a dozen children. “Only if God tells them to,” Heather said. Rick Ingle works for a company that sells medical devices. Heather is a full-time mom. Some days, “he walks in after a day at work, and I walk out because I’m spent,” Heather said. “I had a day with (feeding) tubes falling out and kids screaming their heads off.” Because of their medical issues, many of the children need around-the-clock care. “Everyone thinks I’m a nurse, and I’m not,” Heather said. “But as soon as your child is diagnosed with something, you become an expert for your child. You have to advocate. “We do have some nurses that come in to help,” Heather said. “I have nurses two hours a day during the school year. We have full-time nurses during the summer – until 5 p.m.” That gives the Ingles time to shuttle most of the kids to summer activities. “We go out and do a lot of things with the kids – including the kids in wheelchairs, but not on days when it’s too hot.” The Ingle home has nine bedrooms and four bathrooms. It used to have just four bedrooms and two baths, but a few years ago hundreds of members of the community pitched in with labor, materials, or donations for renovations that doubled the size of the house. The four oldest kids now each have their own bedrooms, while the others share. One of the Ingles’ birth children headed off to college last month. Ten adopted kids who have special needs benefit from independent education programs in the Sycamore public school system, which Heather said has been very accommodating. “We love our kids, and we love our life,” Heather said. “We wouldn’t change anything about it. Despite the many trials we have gone through, we wouldn’t change anything.” May God bless Heather and Rick Ingle – and all 15 of their children. And may God bless the United States with more people just like them. Jean Schmidt is the U.S. Representative in Ohio’s 2nd Congressional District. Her local office number is 513791-0381.

“I think the Purple People Bridge as a hotel is a great idea. Newport and the Bellevue, Ky., areas have developed into great places for both local and out of town residents. “As Cincinnati’s banks development continues to expand, along with the more northern areas of the city such as the southern sections of Over-the-Rhine, Cincy will become a very nice tourist destination, particularly regionally, for long weekends. “It would be such a unique setting and the access to both sides of the river would be fantastic. I don’t see any downside to it at all. I hope that the studies come back positive and development of the project can start in the near future.” I.P. “Such a building would need to be designed to withstand the stresses and strains of a structure that vibrates and moves. This is costly. Seems a better structure could be built on good old terra firma at less cost. “Deliveries and trash pickup would be a problem along with exposed utilities. But, given current city of Cincinnati thinking, they could seek to have the streetcar buzz by.” T.J. “Do I think a hotel on the Purple People bridge is a good idea? Not hardly. “Why do some people have such an urge to be different? There are many reasons why this isn’t a good idea, but for openers a bridge isn’t usually designed to support the weight of a building like a hotel, and I doubt there is anything that can be done

NEXT QUESTIONS Do you think Congress will be able to work out a deal to avoid the upcoming “Fiscal Cliff,” the expiration of almost every tax cut enacted since 2001 and the first $110 billion of $1.2 trillion in spending cuts set to occur over 10 years. Why or why not? Every week The Northeast Suburban Life asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to nesuburban@community with Chatroom in the subject line.

to make it perfectly safe. “What’s wrong with the tried-and-true method of building things like hotels on the ground? What’s next? Building a church on a runway at Lunken? Say, wait a minute ... that is an interesting thought. Just kidding!” Bill B. “Whatever addle-brain nincompoop came up with this bird-brain idea isn’t working with a full deck. How about pup tents?” M.F.D. “Personally I thought it was a joke when I first read it. Where is the money going to come from for this ridiculous venture. I thing we need to spend our money more wisely, downtown has more needs than a hotel on a bridge.” D.D. “This is one of the reasons America is so great! Free men rich or poor can do what they want. If a guy is successful and has a wad to spend, let him spend it ... he will rise or fall (unlike GM/Chrysler/Wall Street) by his success or failure.” K.P. “It certainly is an unusual idea. It will be a good idea if it is successful. It will be a bad idea if it fails. “I believe the mountain of red tape involved with constructing a new building onto an existing structure that spans a state boundary will be daunting. The next challenge is determining if that very special niche in downtown accommodations will attract enough customers. “If it goes forward I see it as an initial success, but a failure when the novelty wears off in five years or so.” R.V.

What a hotel on the “Purple People Bridge” between Cincinnati and Newport might look like, from a 2010 proposal.

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- and a floor show By Jeanne Houck



ason Taylor has a new Facebook page called “Your Average Paperboy,” yet he is anything but. The 13-year-old Montgomery youth has weekly been changing up his delivery as he delivers the Northeast Suburban Life newspaper to homes on Crosier Lane and Twinbrook Court in Blue Ash and on Kerrianna Drive, which is in both Blue Ash and Montgomery. Taylor’s rocked a Cincinnati Reds shirt and baseball hat, sported a big white cowboy hat and tied a hobby horse to mailboxes – even strapped a pig’s snout to his face in honor of Cincinnati’s Flying Pigs. The teen freely describes himself as a kid who “doesn’t understand shy.” Why should he, having grown up a member of “A Side of Taylors,” a bluegrass/folk/Americana/gospel-singing family that performs at all kinds of events throughout the Greater Cincinnati area and a little beyond. Mason Taylor now is the lead singer of the group, which includes his parents and three siblings. “He was made for the stage,” said his mother, J.J. Taylor. “When he was 9 he strapped on the mandolin and I don’t think he’s ever taken it off.” Taylor began “acting out” while delivering Northeast Suburban Life because it made the job, which he began in the summer, more fun. “It started in September when I was imitating Forrest Gump’s running, just to be silly,” Taylor said.

Paper delivery boy Mason Taylor wears his support of the Cincinnati Reds on his sleeve. PROVIDED

Mason "Forrest Gump" Taylor hard at work on his paper route. PROVIDED “That gave me the idea to think of something to do for the next week. “Hopefully, I can do it every Wednesday, unless my teachers

have other plans for me and time doesn’t permit,” Taylor said. Taylor is an eighth-grade student at Sycamore Junior

Mason Taylor tells his horse to stay put as he delivers papers. PROVIDED High School in Blue Ash. His customers apparently are having as much fun as he is with the different characters. “They look at me and want an explanation and then they laugh,” said Taylor, whose favorite character so far has been the UPS guy. “We have the best neighborhood ever.” Kristina Rickert of South Lebanon is Taylor’s aunt – and fan. “Well-rounded, a great student and respectful are just a few words to describe him,” Rickert said. “He not only does his (paper delivery) job faithfully, he has a great time. “He’s all about putting smiles on the faces around him,” Rick-

ert said. “He’s a real joy.” To visit Taylor’s Facebook — and to have him deliver your Northeast Suburban Life – visit Northeast Suburban Life serves Montgomery, Blue Ash, Sycamore Township and Symmes Township. Meanwhile, positive visitor comments are filling Taylor’s Facebook page, including this one: “Oh, you are anything but average! I wish you were my paperboy!!”

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Library hosts ‘FotoFocus’ displays The Queen City comes under the lens this fall with FotoFocus Cincinnati; a month-long biennial celebration in October to spotlight independently programmed exhibitions of historical and contemporary photography and photo-based art. The Library gave FotoFocus more exposure by showcasing works from some of the region’s best photographers in the Ken Munson of Montgomery shot “Hyde Park Blast," on display at the Main Library downtown. PROVIDED

“Frame Cincinnati” exhibit. The works were selected during the Library’s Frame Cincinnati Photography Contest, which was co-sponsored by the Photography Club of Greater Cincinnati. More than 200 photos were entered into the contest, which had adult and student categories. The Library selected 28 adult winners and 25 student winners. Greg Widmeyer of Blue Ash shot "Blue Cincinnati Skyline,” on display at the Main Library downtown. PROVIDED Fred Haaser of Montgomery shot "Cincinnati Icons on the Ohio River," on display at the Main Library downtown. PROVIDED


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, NOV. 15 Cooking Classes Evening in Provence with Yen Hsieh, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares - Symmes Township, 11344 Montgomery Road, Learn menu from Provence that you can share with family and friends over the holiday season. $50. Reservations required. 489-6400; Symmes Township.

Exercise Classes Cardio Dance Party, 6-7 p.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, 4865 Duck Creek Road, Classes incorporate variety of dance styles, including jazz, hip-hop, Latin, jive and more danced to popular music. $10. 617-9498; Madisonville.

Films Twilight Marathon, 11:30 a.m., Kenwood Theatre, 7815 Kenwood Rd, All five films. “Twilight” at 11:30 a.m., “New Moon” at 2 p.m., “Eclipse” at 4:45 p.m., “Breaking Dawn Part 1” at 7:15 p.m. and “Breaking Dawn Part 2” at 10 p.m. Disturbing images, violence, sexuality, partial nudity and some thematic violence. Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. Rated PG-13. $25 for marathon; $10 part 2 only. 984-4488; Kenwood.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke, 9 p.m., Tap House Grill, 8740 Montgomery Road, 8918277. Sycamore Township.

Lectures Town Hall Lecture: Thane Maynard, 11 a.m.-noon, Montgomery Assembly of God, 7950 Pfeiffer Road, Director of the Cincinnati Zoo speaks. Ages 18 and up. $120 series of four lectures; $40 single lecture. 684-1632; Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater West Moon Street, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Young Lord Arthur is deliriously happy when a mysterious palm reader predicts that he will commit a murder. A proper English gentleman, Arthur believes it is his duty to get this killing business over with before he marries. $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township. Legally Blonde the Musical, 7 p.m., Loveland High School, 1 Tiger Trail, Fast-paced comedy about knowing who you are and showing what you’ve got. Light-hearted musical based on popular movie. $10, $8 students and seniors. Through Nov. 18. 697-3857; Loveland.

Religious - Community A Short Course in Quakerism, 7-8:30 p.m., Cincinnati Friends Meeting, 8075 Keller Road, Paul Buckley, Quaker author presenting. Ages 16 and up. $5 per session or $45 for all 10 sessions. Through Feb. 21. 207-5353; Madeira.

Support Groups Motherless Daughters Support Group, 7-8:30 p.m., Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Road, For adult women who have lost or miss nurturing care of their mother. Free. 489-0892. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Free, donations accepted. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Book discussion group. Open to everyone who desires healthy loving relationships. Donations accepted. 673-0174. Blue Ash. Family Education and Support Group for Addiction and Codependency, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 10345 Montgomery Road, For people who suffer from addiction, their families and friends, to come together in a supportive, confidential support environment. Free. 432-4182; Montgomery.

FRIDAY, NOV. 16 Art Openings

screening. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. 686-3300; Loveland.

Brush and Palette Painters: Art for the Holidays, 6-9 p.m., Frame Designs, 9475 Loveland Madeira Road, Artist present to share process. Refreshments served. Free. 891-4434. Loveland.


Cooking Classes

Thanksgiving School Break Camp, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Children splash in waterpark, play games in gym, create great art projects and enjoy game room. Drop off as early as 8 a.m.; pick up as late as 6 p.m. Add $6 for before care; add $8 for after care; $12 for both. Ages 0-6. $58, $48 members. Registration required. 761-7500. Amberley Village.

Springerle Workshop with Connie Meisinger from House on the Hill, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Cooks’ Wares - Symmes Township, 11344 Montgomery Road, During workshops, students observe and then work hands-on with various aspects of preparation. Learn answers to any and all Springerle and molded cookie questions. $110. Reservations required. 489-6400; Symmes Township.


Craft Shows

Karaoke and Open Mic

Holiday Art Sale, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Mud Slinger Studio, 6888 Clubside Drive, Handmade pottery, original watercolors and prints, woven items, earrings, knitted scarves, Raku and glass jewelry, wooden bowls and stained glass. Free parking and refreshments. 697-7070; Loveland.

Health / Wellness Health Screenings, 10 a.m.noon, Owens Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, 7319 Montgomery Road, Blood pressure screenings, stress screenings and consultation about your wellness needs. Free. 784-0084. Silverton.

Music - R&B Basic Truth, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., MVP Sports Bar & Grille, 6923 Plainfield Road, $5. This show was postponed from September. 794-1400; Silverton.

On Stage - Student Theater A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 7-8 p.m., Indian Hill High School, 6865 Drake Road, Auditorium. Fun-loving comedy tells tale of four Athenian lovers, a jealous King, his stubborn Queen and a few silly performers who are putting on a play for the Duke’s wedding. $6. 272-4642; Indian Hill.

On Stage - Theater West Moon Street, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township. Legally Blonde the Musical, 7 p.m., Loveland High School, $10, $8 students and seniors. 6973857; Loveland. Oklahoma, 7:30-10 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, 111 S. Second St., Music by Richard Rogers. Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein. Director: Cathryn Alter. Producer: Pat Furterer. Musical Director: Jack Hasty. Choreographer: Majory Clegg. $15. Through Nov. 17. 443-4572; Loveland.

SATURDAY, NOV. 17 Cooking Classes Healthy Cooking Classes, Noon-1:30 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Peachy Seiden discusses nutrition and health while preparing two delicious, simple and easy meals. Ages 18 and up. $30. Registration required. Through Dec. 8. 315-3943; Silverton.

Craft Shows Sycamore Arts and Crafts Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sycamore High School, 7400 Cornell Road, Jewelry, clothing, floral arrangements, home decor, housewares, paintings, photographs, ceramics and more from 190 vendors. Benefits Sycamore Community Schools’ instrumental music departments. Free admission. 686-1770; Montgomery.

Exercise Classes Cardio Dance Party, 10-11 a.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, $10. 617-9498; Madisonville.

Health / Wellness Diabetes Conversation Maps, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates, 4460 Red Bank Expressway, Suite 100, Small group discussions of Type 2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg, certified diabetes educator. $30

The Brush and Palette Painters are preparing for a new show for the holiday season at Frame Designs, 9745 Loveland-Madeira Road, Symmes Township, beginning with an opening reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 16. The show runs through Dec. 29. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. These painters have painted in venuse like old Milford, Findlay Market, the new Washington Park and private gardens this past summer, and recently returned from a three-day painting jaunt in the Brookville Lake area. Artists include Montgomery residents Helen Fondacaro, Adele Garneret, Nathalie Gerberick, Susan Grier and Marilynn Hesford; Blue Ash resident Kathi Blake; Laurie Arshonsky of Symmes Township, Nancy Achberger of Milford, Carolyn Muller of Sharonville, Martha Carmody of Evendale, Maineville resident Barbara Chenault, Joy Kashdan Glaser of Sycamore Township, Mount Washington resident Joyce Meier, Nancy Nordloh Neville of Pleasant Ridge and Maineville resident Mary Jean Weber. For more information, call 891-4434. THANKS TO LAURIE ARSHONSKY all four sessions;or $10 per session. 271-5111. Madisonville.

On Stage - Children’s Theater The Button People, 11 a.m.noon and 1-2 p.m., UC Blue Ash College Muntz Theater, 9555 Plainfield Road, Multimedia adventure in world music. Laughter and learning come together as audience embarks upon musical voyage that introduces them to cross-section of rhythms and sounds and incorporates more than 30 unique instruments from around the world. $5. 745-5705; Blue Ash.

On Stage - Student Theater A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 7-8 p.m., Indian Hill High School, $6. 272-4642; Indian Hill.

On Stage - Theater West Moon Street, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township. Legally Blonde the Musical, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Loveland High School, $10, $8 students and seniors. 697-3857; Loveland. Oklahoma, 7:30-10 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $15. 443-4572; Loveland.

Pets Cat Adoptions, 1-3 p.m., Ohio Alleycat Resource, 5619 Orlando Place, Volunteers answer questions about the cats. Presented by Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Clinic. Through Dec. 30. 871-7297; Madisonville.

Recreation Hang at the J, 7-11 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Games, swimming, crafts, movie or special activity and childfriendly dinner. Bring swimsuit and towel. $27, $20 members. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

Runs / Walks HeartChase Madeira, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Downtown Madeira, Miami Avenue, Communitywide competition to uncover clues, solve puzzles and complete challenges in a race to the finish line. Benefits American Heart Association. $50. Registration required. 827-1648; Madeira. HeartChase, 10 a.m., Sellman Park, 6700 Marvin Ave., Clues lead teams of two-five to various checkpoints throughout Madeira where they complete task before moving to next spot. Smartphone for each team required. Prizes for winning team. Benefits American Heart Association. $50. Registration required. 281-4048; Madeira.

Shopping Bake Sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., St. George Russian Orthodox Church, 4905 Myrtle Ave.,

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Karaoke, 9 p.m., Tap House Grill, 891-8277. Sycamore Township.

FRIDAY, NOV. 23 Health / Wellness Health Screenings, 10 a.m.noon, Owens Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, Free. 784-0084. Silverton.

Music - Rock The Gamut, 7:30-11 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, 247-2380; Montgomery.

SATURDAY, NOV. 24 Cooking Classes Healthy Cooking Classes, Noon-1:30 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, $30. Registration required. 315-3943; Silverton.

Exercise Classes Supports the building of new church building on Lebanon Road. Free admission. 400-3191; Blue Ash.

SUNDAY, NOV. 18 Art & Craft Classes Kolobok: Puppet Making Workshop, 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., St. Columban Church, 894 Oakland Road, Make character from Kolobok show. Benefits St. George Russian Orthodox Church and Cultural Center. $10. Reservations required. 379-7653; Loveland.

Art Events Women of Reform Judaism Art Show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Rockdale Temple, 8501 Ridge Road. Artist showcase array of art forms including pottery, jewelry, fiber arts, handmade books/journals, photography, paintings and glass. Free admission. 891-9900; Amberley Village.

On Stage - Children’s Theater Kolobok: The Russian Gingerbread Boy, 2:30-4:30 p.m. and 5:30-7:30 p.m., St. Columban Church, 894 Oakland Road, Russian folktale about adventures of a little Butterball named Kolobok. Family friendly. $10, $5 children, free under age 2. 379-7653; Loveland.

On Stage - Theater West Moon Street, 2 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township. Legally Blonde the Musical, 2 p.m., Loveland High School, $10, $8 students and seniors. 6973857; Loveland.

Pets Cat Adoptions, Noon-2 p.m., Ohio Alleycat Resource, 8717297; Madisonville.

MONDAY, NOV. 19 Cooking Classes Parkers Fall Harvest Dinner, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares Symmes Township, 11344 Montgomery Road, Centered on basics of using classic products of fall and letting them shine in a meal that can be prepared at home for entertaining friends and family. $45. 489-6400; Symmes Township.

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Music - Acoustic Bob Cushing, 8 p.m., Shady O’Grady’s Pub, 9443 LovelandMadeira Road, 791-2753. Symmes Township.

TUESDAY, NOV. 20 Cooking Classes It’s in the Bag, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares - Symmes Township, 11344 Montgomery Road, Classes honor nature’s bounty by featuring freshest in-season ingredients each month in all-new recipes. $50. Reservations required. 489-6400; Symmes Township.

Drink Tastings Wine and Cheese Mix and Mingle, 4:30-6:30 p.m., The Kenwood by Senior Star, 5435 Kenwood Road, Complimentary wine and cheese tasting. Free. Reservations required. 561-9300. Kenwood.

Farmers Market Loveland Farmers Market, 4-6 p.m., Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 101 S. Lebanon Road, Presented by Loveland Farmers’ Market. 683-0491; Loveland.

Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Shops at Harper’s Point, 11340 Montgomery Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. 686-3300; Symmes Township.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21 Art & Craft Classes Portrait Painting and Drawing Class, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Deborah discusses, with weekly demonstrations and one-on-one instruction, how to achieve spontaneity, character and life in your figure painting. $80 per month. Reservations required. 259-9302; Mariemont.

Cooking Classes Kid’s Healthy Cooking Classes, 4-6 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Peachy Seiden. Ages 11-14. $40. Registration required. 315-3943; Silverton.

Karaoke and Open Mic

Health / Wellness

Acoustic Open Mic, 7-10 p.m., Shady O’Grady’s Pub, 9443 Loveland-Madeira Road, Hosted by Bob Cushing. 791-2753.

Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Walgreens Loveland, 10529 Loveland Madeira Road, Fifteen-minute

Cardio Dance Party, 10-11 a.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, $10. 617-9498; Madisonville.

Pets Cat Adoptions, 1-3 p.m., Ohio Alleycat Resource, 871-7297; Madisonville.

MONDAY, NOV. 26 Clubs & Organizations Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472 Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Paul Community United Methodist Church, 8221 Miami Road, Public speaking and leadership skills meeting. Family friendly. Free. 351-5005; Madeira.

Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Braxton F. Cann Memorial Medical Center, 5818 Madison Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. 686-3300; Madisonville. Managing Holiday Stress, 6 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Expert advice on managing stress of doing it all during the holiday season. Create action plan for eating right, staying fit and completing your holiday to-do list. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 369-4450; programs. Deer Park.

Karaoke and Open Mic Acoustic Open Mic, 7-10 p.m., Shady O’Grady’s Pub, 791-2753. Symmes Township.

Music - Acoustic Bob Cushing, 8 p.m., Shady O’Grady’s Pub, 791-2753. Symmes Township.

TUESDAY, NOV. 27 Civic Post-Election Analysis, 7 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Political experts show local, state and nationwide results, discuss controversies and upsets and explain impact of 2012 elections. 985-1500; Amberley Village.

Cooking Classes Holiday Appetizers and Starters with Dan Berger from Maple Grove Farm, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares - Symmes Township, 11344 Montgomery Road. $50. Reservations required. 489-6400; Symmes Township.



Brigadeiros double as dessert, gift When I opened “America’s Test Kitchen DIY Cookbook” ($26.95), I intended to skim through it for a couple of minutes. An hour later I was still reading. This is going to be a book that I turn to again and again. The staffers share their favorite from scratch recipes, so that you can make storebought staples and gourmet faves right in your own kitchen. Ovendried tomatoes, refrigerRita ator jams, Heikenfeld potato RITA’S KITCHEN chips, pickles, condiments, root beer, salted caramels, even your own harissa and Worcestershire sauces are just a few of the treasures. The recipes have been tested a bunch of times so you know they’ll work for you the first time. Their brigadeiros recipe intrigued me. Doubles as a dessert and gift from the kitchen!


Makes about 30 candies 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk 1 ⁄2 cup (11⁄2 ounces) Dutch-processed cocoa 2 tablespoons unsalted butter Sprinkles, colored sugar or nonpareils for coating

necessary, add a bit more broth as needed while rice is cooking. Meanwhile, sauté onions, celery, bay leaf and garlic in butter just until crisp tender. Add sausage, mushrooms, rosemary and thyme. Cook until sausage is done. Drain any grease. Combine sausage mixture with rice. Season to taste. Remove bay leaf. Serve with green onions sprinkled on top. Serves 10-12 generously.

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Use a bowl to help coat brigadeiros. PHOTO COURTESY OF COOK’S ILLUSTRATED. Grease 8-inch square baking dish. Combine condensed milk, cocoa and butter in medium saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until mixture is very thick and rubber spatula leaves distinct trail when dragged across bottom, 20 to 25 minutes. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish and refrigerate until cool, at least 30 minutes or up to 24 hours (cover if leaving overnight). Pinch chocolate into approximately 1 tablespoon-size pieces and roll into 1-inch balls. Place desired coatings in small bowls and roll each chocolate until covered. Brigadeiros can be re-

frigerated in airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Rita’s white and wild rice dressing with sausage and mushrooms For Erin P. She wrote: “I need a quantity recipe to feed a crowd. We’re making Thanksgiving dinners for the needy and I’d like a rice side that’s different and holds up well.” This is a class favorite, easily divided in half. 7-8 cups chicken broth 1 cup wild rice 3 cups white rice 2 tablespoons each olive oil

and butter 2 cups chopped celery 2 generous cups chopped onion 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 bay leaf 1 pound Italian sausage, or your favorite 8-10 oz. mixed mushrooms, sliced 1 very generous teaspoon each dried rosemary and dried thyme, or more to taste Salt and pepper to taste 1 bunch green onions, sliced for garnish

Bring 7 cups broth to a boil. Add wild rice, cover and cook 15 minutes. Add white rice and continue to cook 20 more minutes, or until rice is done. If

Drumming up a good time at UC On Nov. 17, Mystic Drumz will be presenting their show, “The Button People: A World Music Safari Adventure,” at UC Blue Ash College as part of the ARTrageous Saturdays series for kids and their families. This multimedia adventure in world music is perfect for the entire family, and features a cast of colorful characters who will take the audience on a journey of discovery as they search for “The Button People. Laughter and learning will come together as the audience embarks upon a musical voyage that introduces them to a crosssection of rhythms and

sounds. From the bongos and congas of Cuba to the giant Taiko Drumz of Japan, the show incorporates more than 30 unique instruments. Founded in Toronto in 1995, Mystic Drumz tours around Canada, the United States and Mexico performing at schools, theaters and festivals. Their programs combine creative stories and comedy with educational displays of drumming techniques from around the world. Founder Lorne Lampert has created the title of CDO (Creative Drumming Officer) for himself. His mission for Mystic Drumz is to bring

Author gives book profits to charity

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Ralph and Annette Popp celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on November 10, 2012. They were married on November 10, 1962 at St. Anthony’s Church in Bellevue, KY by Father Joseph P. Collins. They are celebrated by family and friends for their accomplishment

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MASON COAT DRIVE Dr. James Logeman, D.D.S., M.S. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dr James Logeman , D.D.S., M.S. a Orthodontist in Mason, and His staff are holding a Coat Drive to benefit local families thru the Matthew 25: Ministries.

Now until Thursday, December 13th. Donations can be dropped off at our office in Kenwood. Located @ 5240 East Galbraith Road on Mondays or Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Marilyn Clark, an adjunct in Xavier University’s English department, has written a book offering a fresh perspective on Charles Dickens’ beloved “A Christmas Carol.” Her book, “Mrs. Cratchit’s Christmas,” asks: “Isn’t it time you heard Mrs. Cratchit’s side of the story?” Clark’s story features a character who is disabled (Tiny Tim), so she will give half the profits from the book’s sale to the Amy Roloff Charitable Foundation, whose mission is to “advocate, inspire and add value to the lives of youth who face personal life challenges.” The book can be bought by contacting the author at or at

together music and ecology for children in a fun and interactive way. Co-sponsored by the city of Blue Ash, ARTrageous Saturdays is the Tristate’s premier performing arts series for children ages three to 10 and their families. Performances take place at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in Muntz Theatre on the campus of UC Blue Ash College. For more information about ARTrageous Saturdays and our evening “something for everyone” Rhythm ‘N’ Blue Ash concert series, or for tickets, please call (513) 745-5705 or visit

For Linda J. who wanted Holmes High School hot roll recipe from the 1960s. Sandy Y. shared a link that I didn’t know existed: SVvGo0. Sandy said: “Ahh, Holmes High 1960s cafeteria. My favorite was the fried mush. Remember the big bowls of black olives … Holmes and Kenton County both baked yeast rolls to die for.” I haven’t tried this, but it makes a lot. Freeze after baking.

3 ⁄4-inch thick. Cut out rolls with cutter. Place on greased pans. Let rise again. Bake at 350 degrees until done. They should be golden in color and when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, they’re done. Check after 20 minutes. Butter tops. Serves 65.

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RELIGION Ascension Lutheran Church

The women’s weekly Bible study participants are reading “Unfailing Love, Growing Closer to Jesus Christ.” Guests are welcome. The women meet on Thursday mornings at 9:30 except the second Thursday of the month when they join the women’s Wheel of Friendship monthly gathering. Worship services are at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday School, Confirmation and Adult Forum are at 9:45 a.m. Ascension is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288.

Bethel Baptist Temple

The church Christmas Nativity drive-thru is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, in the church parking lot. This live Nativity event coincides with the Sycamore Township Luminaria event at Bechtold Park. The church is at 8501 Plainfield Road, Sycamore Township.

Blue Ash Presbyterian Church

The church is participating in Operation Christmas Child. Gifts are being accepted through Nov. 18. God Squad, the youth group, is meeting regularly now and

planning new events. Youth in grades seven to 12 are invited to attend. Sunday School classes (Bible 101 and the Thoughtful Christian) meet at 9 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Jacob’s Ladder is the theme for Sunday School (pre-K through 12th grade); these classes are held after the children’s sermon in the worship service. Sunday worship services are at 10:30 a.m. Nursery care is available. The church is at 4309 Cooper Road; 791-1153.

Brecon United Methodist Church

The church offers worship services on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Sundays. Samaritan Closet hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Samaritan Closet offers clothing and food to people with demonstrated needs. Bread from Panera is available on Thursdays and Saturdays. The Samaritan Closet is next to the church. The church is at 7388 E. Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 489-7021.

Chabad Jewish Center

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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@community, 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, Ohio 45140. Chabad will hold a film screening of “Welcome to the Waks Family,” along with a soup, salad and theater-style snack buffet. The fee for the evening, is $12 paid by Nov. 12, $15 after Nov. 12, $118 sponsor. For adults only. Reservations and more information at Chabad Jewish Center is at 3977 Hunt Road, Blue Ash; 793-5200.

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

Weekday Children’s Activities – Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays (9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.). Afternoon session is available on Tuesday. Register on-line at Cookies and Santa is 10 a.m. to noon, Dec. 1. No registration is necessary. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242; 791-3142.

Community Lighthouse Church of God

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Hartzell United Methodist Church

Hartzell dedicated “Nic’s Room” (the youth room) Sunday, Oct. 28. Hartzell United Methodist women will have the annual Holiday Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 16, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 17. A luncheon of turkey tetrazini, green beans, cranberry jello salad, rolls, cake, and beverage will be served for $8 for adults. The church presents “The Glory of the King” in three professionally-produced performances at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7; 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, and 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for ages 6 and under. Visit the Facebook page: “Hartzell United Methodist Church presents "The Glory of the King." Contact Pat Burchett at 891-9823 for tickets or more information. The church is at 8999 Applewood Drive, Blue Ash; 8918527.

Lighthouse Baptist Church

Come join us. Sunday services are 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday service is 7 p.m. The church is at 4305 Sycamore Road, Sycamore Township; 984-5044.




Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Sunday morning service is 11 a.m. Sunday evening service is 6 p.m. Wednesday service is 7 p.m. Master Clubs are 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The church is meeting at Raffel’s

Blue Ash Banquet Center, 11330 Williamson Road, Blue Ash; 709-3344.

Northern Hills Synagogue

Northern Hills Synagogue's Sisterhood Gift Shop will hold a special Hanukkah Fair from Sunday, Nov. 18, through Sunday, Dec. 2, featuring for sale a fine selection of Judaica and other gifts. Items include menorahs, decorations, dreidels, games, serving pieces, cookbooks and much more, with complimentary gift wrapping. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday and Sunday, and by appointment by calling (513) 931-6038. The synagogue is at 5714 Fields Ertel Road; 931-6038.

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

Permanent change in service hours: 8 a.m. – spoken Holy Eucharist; 10 a.m. – Eucharist with music. St. Barnabas Choir rehearsals are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, There is no requirement other than a willing heart and a desire to serve. Come and make a joyful noise. The St. Barnabas Youth Choir rehearses after the 10 a.m. service on Sunday. Children in second-grade and older are invited to come and sing. An Intercessory Healing Prayer Service is held the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. The Order of St. Luke, Hands of Hope chapter, meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7:15 p.m. in the library. OPALS (Older People with Active Lifestyles) will host Patrick Henry (aka Tony Steer) at 11 a.m. Nov. 14 in the Great Hall. Call the church with your lunch reservation. A Men’s Breakfast group meets




December 2, 2012 12:00 – 1:30


Saint Vincent Ferrer is a K-8 school offering academic excellence in a faith-based environment. We are blessed with a talented, dedicated and highly qualified staff that utilizes our excellent facility to help all of our students grow spiritually, academically and emotionally. Curriculum includes: Music, Art, Physical Education, computer, French and numerous field trips. Extra-curricular opportunities include: athletics, student government, Electives, drama, school newspaper, and student television. Enrichment based Extended Day program and financial aid available. Sat. Contemporary: 5:00 p.m. Sun. Contemporary: 9:00 a.m. Sun. Traditional: 10:30 a.m. Child care/Sunday School at all services. 6635 Loveland-Miamiville Road 513-677-9866

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Sycamore Christian Church

Sunday worship and junior worship services at 10:30 a.m. Sunday Bible study for all ages at 9 a.m. Adult and Youth Bible studies each Wednesday at 7 p.m. Women’s Study Group at 6:30 p.m. every second Wednesday of the month. Includes light refreshments and special ladies study. The church is at 6555 Cooper Road, Cincinnati; 891-7891.

Sycamore Presbyterian Church

Thanksgiving Eve Service is 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 21 in the chapel with choir and handbells. Childcare will be provided for ages 4 and under. The service is casual dress; take a break from holiday preparations and come as you are. fellowship featuring seasonal pies will immediately follow worship. Join in worship at 8:45 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School for age 3 to grade 12 meets at 10:45 a.m. Childcare is available in the nursery during the 9:45 a.m. and 10:45 services for infants through age 2. Weekly adult study opportunities are also offered. Details on these and other programs can be found on the website or by calling the church office. The church is at 11800 MasonMontgomery Road, Symmes Township; 683-0254.

Trinity Community Church

The church is having a Holiday Vendor Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10. For information, call or visit the church website, awhk7k3. The church is at 3850 E. Galbraith Road, Deer Park; 7917631. .


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on Wednesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. at Steak N Shake in Montgomery. Ladies Fellowship/Religious Study Group meets on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. at the church. The group is currently discussing “Desire of the Everlasting Hills” by Thomas Cahill. Friends in Fellowship meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:15 p.m. for a potluck dinner at the church. Ladies Bridge meets the first and third Thursdays of the month. Contact the church office for further information. A Bereavement Support Group for widows and widowers meets the second and fourth Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The church is at 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 984-8401.

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PUBLIC HEARING SYMMES TOWNSHIP BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Township Symmes Board of Zoning ApMonday, on peals December 3, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of hearing an Appeal (#2012-17) filed by Keating Muething & Klekamp, 1 East Fourth Street Cincinnati, #1400, 45202, appelOH lant, from Notice of Refusal for a zoning compliance letter that would confirm that an existing nonconform ing 444 multi-family could development be rebuilt to original density if destroyed, for the premises designed as 8501-8711 Harpers Point, 87138885 Harpers Point and 8890-8963 Harpers Point. This hearing will be held at Admin. Township Union 9323 Bldg., Cemetery Road. Plans are on file and open for public inspection. Brian Elliff Township Zoning Inspector 1736348



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Bruch and Palette Painters members, from left: bottom row, Adele Garneret, Joy Kashdan Glaser, Sue Grier, Kathi Blake, Laurie Arshonsky, Sandy Joffee (Indian Hill, whose farm was painted) and Nathalie Gerberick; second row, Helene Fondacaro and Martha Carmody. PROVIDED

Brush & Palette Painters Art for the Holidays show begins Nov. 16 The Brush & Palette Painters, a longtime painting group, have painted in venues like old Milford, Findlay Market the new Washington Park and a number of private gardens this past summer. They just returned from a three-day painting jaunt to Brookville Lake area. The Brush & Palette Painters are preparing for a grand new show for the holiday season. It begins with an opening reception, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at Frame Designs, 9745 Loveland-Madeira Road. The show runs through Dec. 29. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

The artists in Brush & Palette Painters are from various suburbs of the city and share a love of creating beautiful works of art. The members include: Helen Fondacaro, Adele Garneret, Nathalie Gerberick, Susan Grier, Marilynn Hesford (all from Montgomery). Kathi Blake (Blue Ash), Laurie Arshonsky (Symmes Township), Nancy Achberger (Milford), Carolyn Muller (Sharonville), Martha Carmody (Evendale), Barbara Chenault (Maineville), Joy Kashdan Glaser, (Sycamore Township) Joyce Meier (Mount Washington), Nancy Nordloh Neville (Pleasant Ridge) and Mary Jean Weber (Maineville). For more information, call Laurie Arshonsky 891-4434.

Mercy Health’s mobile mammography unit is coming to several locations this month. The Mercy Health Mobile Mammography Units offer women screening mammograms in 15 minutes at locations convenient to their home or workplace. Mercy Health Mobile Mammography includes The Jewish Hospital Mobile Mammography program and has expanded to include three mobile units. Any woman who receives a mammogram Dec.

31, at any Mercy Health location, including Mercy Health’s Mobile Mammography Units, is eligible to win a Mercy Health – HealthPlex spa package (valued at $200). Mercy Health will draw a winner at the end of each month. Per federal law, Medicare/Medicaid beneficiaries are not eligible. Make an appointment (required) by calling 6863300 or 1-855-PINK123 (1855-746-5123). Upcoming locations are: » Symmes Township, Harpers Point 11340 Mont-

gomery Road, Nov. 20. » Loveland, Walgreens, 9520 Fields Ertel Road, Loveland, Nov. 21. The American Cancer Society recommends that women have a mammogram every year starting at age 40. Screening mammograms are usually a covered benefit with most insurance carriers. For best coverage, patients should verify that Mercy Health and The Jewish Hospital are in-network providers with their insurance carrier. Call 686-3310 for more information.

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Miller new JFC director of community building The Jewish Federation of Cincinnati has promoted Montgomery resident Barbara Miller to director of community building. She will take over the position when current director Sharon Stern retires in October. Miller holds the position of director of planning and allocations. “Anyone who has worked with Barb knows of her uncommon passion and professionalism,” Jewish Federation of Cincinnati CEO Shep Englander said. “The Federation is fortunate to have her take on this new role.” Throughout most of her 13 years with the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, Miller has had a strong focus on connecting Cincinnati to Israel. In 2000, along with other professionals, lay leaders, teens, parents, rabbis and educators, she helped establish and develop requirements for The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati’s Israel Travel Grant Program. Working closely with various community shlichim (emissaries) from Israel, Miller has led sever-

al community missions to Israel, including one for women in 2005 and a 2008 Poland-Israel mission. She also helped shape the March of the Living program and has chaperoned many teen trips to Israel. Miller has been a lead staff member of the steering committee of Cincinnati’s partnership with Netanya, Israel, through Partnership2Gether, formerly known as Partnership2000. In 2008, she worked with the community shaliach and the Jewish Community Relations Council to plan a year-long celebration of Israel’s 60th birthday, which culminated in a multicultural festival and a performance by Idan Raichel on Fountain Square. She also helped staff the Jewish Federation’s Phillips Leadership program, under the leadership Rabbi Sam Joseph. Most recently, Miller transformed the Jewish Federation’s Planning & Allocations process, engaging 83 volunteers on three local councils to ensure that the community’s dollars are invested transpar-

ently and efficiently. Together, they have worked closely with the Federation’s partner agencies Miller (Cincinnati Hebrew Day School, Cincinnati Hillel, Jewish Family Service, Jewish Vocational Service, the Mayerson JCC and Rockwern Academy), offering expertise, experience and creative solutions to foster stability and growth. “Barb Miller's commitment to, and compassion for, the Jewish community is amazing,” Jewish Federation of Cincinnati Vice President Suzette Fisher said. “While working with Barb as chair of planning and allocations, I knew I could depend on her 100percent to get any job done. She is one of the most hard working and productive people I know. And, in addition to all of that, Barb thinks ‘out of the box’ constantly. She often comes up with a creative solution to the many daily, as well as long-term, challenges we

face. I know she will bring all her talent to these new responsibilities and I am looking forward to the great work she will continue to achieve with the rest of our Jewish Federation team.” As part of her new role, Miller will lead both Cincinnati 2020 – the community’s long-term strategic plan – and the Jewish Federation’s Board development. In preparation, she has been participating in Cincinnati 2020 steering committee and team meetings. She will continue to oversee the planning & allocations process (with the help of a new position, Planning Associate) and the Israel Center. Jewish Federation of Cincinnati Planning & Allocations Chair Marcie Bachrach said, “Barb is extremely knowledgeable about our community and has insight into our agencies. She is the perfect professional to lead Cincinnati 2020, guiding the community to reach our goals for the future and enabling us to become a desirable destination city.”

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Montgomery businesses partner to support CancerFree Kids Raffle set for holiday shoppers Many Montgomery businesses have joined to fill a holiday sleigh with gift certificates and unique gifts, all benefiting CancerFree Kids. “We have received over $3,100 in merchandise and gift certificates from 30 downtown businesses. I am so pleased with the overwhelming generosity from these businesses and now hope we can raise money for CancerFree Kids.” said Betty Donnellan, owner of The Little Red Gift Shop. “This is going to be an awesome raffle and one lucky person is going to win a lot of amazing gifts. The winner could conceivably get all of their holiday shopping finished from this sleigh and feel good about helping a terrific organization.” Participating businesses are: Aglamesis, April Vogt at Salon EnVie, Art Classes by Jen, Brooklyn Pizza, Clark’s Pharmacy, Eddie Lane Diamond Showroom, Frame Concepts, Frame House Gallery, Gattle’s, Germano’s Restaurant,


R Ulsh Kloczkowski, D.C. is leaving practice. Patients may contact the office to transfer or receive a copy of their records. PUBLIC HEARING SYMMES TOWNSHIP BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Symmes Township Board of Zoning Appeals on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of hearing an (#2012-16) Appeal filed by Barry Durham, 9281 Gourmet Lane (45140), appellant, from Notice of Refusal for a zoning certificate for the elimination of two (2) required parking spaces due to the conversion of a garage into living space for the property located at 9281 Gourmet Lane. This hearing will be held at Township Admin. Bldg., 9323 Union Cemetery Road. Plans are on file and open for public inspection. Brian Elliff Township Zoning Inspector 6346

Haute Chocolate, Jewels by Jules, Kathy’s Korner Gift Shop, Lavender Street, Little Lords and Ladies Boutique, The Little Red Gift Shop, Montgomery Inn, My Little Red House, Nancy A at Salon EnVie, The Original Pancake House, Peaches Skin Care, Pilates Center of Cincinnati, Rudino’s Pizza, Tracy’s Karate, Ute’s Downtown Girl, Venus Fitness For Her, Vintage Marketplace, Walker Bros. Ice Cream, Wild Birds Unlimited and Woodhouse Day Spa. Raffle tickets can be bought at The Little Red Gift Shop at 7925 Remington Road and at Montgomery Inn Carryout at 9440 Montgomery Road (both in downtown Montgomery). Tickets are 1 for $5 or 3 for $10. In addition the sleigh will travel to various events around Cincinnati including The Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market at the Duke Energy Convention Center Nov. 16 through Nov. 18 at the CancerFree Kids booth and at Holiday in the Village Dec. 1 at the Universalists Church at the corner of Remington and Montgomery roads.

Task force stands together to prevent falls The Hamilton County Fall Prevention Task Force, established in 2000 through a grant from the Ohio Department of Health, educates and facilitates resource sharing between groups that work with older adults. The Fall Prevention Task Force recommends five simple ways to protect yourself or a loved one from falling: 1. Increase your physical activity. 2. See your eye doctor once each year. 3. Review your medications. 4. Remove environmental hazards. 5. Think, plan and slow down. For more information about the Hamilton County Fall Prevention Task Force, contact Michael Tomes at (513) 946-7813 or michael.tomes

PUBLIC HEARING SYMMES TOWNSHIP BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Symmes Township Board of Zoning Appeals on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of hearing an Appeal (#2012-15) filed by Terry Keene, 11950 Harbortown Drive (45249), appellant, from Notice of Refusal for a zoning certificate for the construction of a retaining wall with less setback than required and a privacy fence located partially in the side yard for the property located at 11950 Harbortown Drive. This hearing will be held at Township Admin. Bldg., 9323 Union Cemetery Road. Plans are on file and open for public inspection. Brian Elliff, Township Zoning Inspector





Arrests/citations Jeffrey H. Lachter, 53, 3583 Cooper Road, petty theft at 4100 Hunt Road, Nov. 2. Jessica Virginia Anderson, 36, 7793 Clovernook Ave. Apartment 2813, petty theft at 4150 Hunt Road, Nov. 3. Preston Charles Smith, 35, 5113 Newfields St., possession or use of a controlled substance at 4520 Cooper Road, Oct. 30. Harley Davidson Tollner, 28, 10 S. Terrace Drive Apartment A, misdemeanor warrant, traffic warrant, drug possession at 9215 Plainfield Road, Nov. 5. Michael Robert Radant, 34, 4 E. Lakeshore Drive Apartment 1705, operating a vehicle impaired (under the influence of alcohol/drugs), rules for driving in marked lanes, stopping after accident; exchange of identity/registration, operating a vehicle impaired (breath .17 or higher), driving under suspension (OVI or ALS suspension) at Westbound Ohio 126, Oct. 31.

Incidents/investigations Burglary A man said someone entered his house through a laundry room door; nothing was taken. at 3593 Mohler Road, Nov. 5. Criminal damaging/endangering A man reported paint on a front driver side wheel well, $500 damage at Blue Ash Road at Cooper Road, Dec. 2. Forgery Someone forged a check for $874.63 at Fifth Third Bank at 4651 Lake Forest Drive, Nov. 5. Petty theft A woman said someone took a trampoline and encloser, value $240 at 4818 Myrtle Ave., Oct. 30. Telecommunications harassment Reported at 11181 Jardin Place. Theft A woman said someone took $1,300 from U.S. Bank at 11200 Kenwood Road, Oct. 31.

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 local police department: » Blue Ash, Chief Chris Wallace, 745-8573 » Montgomery, Chief Don Simpson, 985-1600 » Sycamore Township, Lt. Tom Butler, 774-6351 or 683-3444 » Symmes Township, Lt. Tom Butler, 774-6351 or 683-3444

MONTGOMERY Arrests/citations Juvenile, 15, curfew violation, obstruction of official business at 9426 Shelly Lane, Nov. 4. Juvenile, 16, curfew violation at 9426 Shelly Lane, Nov. 4. Daniel W. Sisco, 19, 4530 Whetsel Ave., possession of drugs at Northbound Interstate 71, Nov. 2.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damaging A woman said someone knocked down her political signs and broke a window on the front of her residence, $400 damage at 7772 Hartfield Place, Jan. 4. Someone damaged a window in a front door at Galerie Four at 7781 Cooper Road, Nov. 2. A woman said someone threw a rock through a residential front picture window, $275 damage at 8823 Castleford Lane, Nov. 1. A man said someone keyed his car, $800 damage at 7601 Trailwind Drive, Nov. 1. Theft Someone broke a rear driver's side window, value $800, and took a Cadillac wheel, value $900, and a Michelin P23560R18 tire, value $300, from Montgomery Lincoln at 9620 Montgomery Road, Nov. 1. A woman said someone took a wallet and its contents, value $100 at 11047 Toddtee Lane, Oct. 29. A woman said someone took a brown flower print wallet, value $30, and its contents from a van at 8815 Monte Drive, Nov. 1.

Milford Road, Oct. 24. Residence entered and TV of unknown value removed at 8938 Applewood Drive, Oct. 25. Criminal damaging Damage done to campaign signs at 8711 Kenwood Road, Oct. 29. Theft Merchandise valued at $213 removed at 7875 U.S. 22, Oct. 28. Credit card removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, Oct. 28.

Theft-deception Someone stole the identity of a man from Michigan and used that information to have a Cadillac CTS Wagon, value $49,893, shipped to Michigan at 9880 Montgomery Road, Nov. 1.


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Incidents/investigations Burglary Residence entered and rifle and whiskey valued at $4,000 removed at 7469 Glendale-

Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 4760 E. Galbraith Road, Oct. 23. Credit cards and purse removed from vehicle at 5901 E. Galbraith Road, Oct. 25. Blower valued at $1,500 removed at 9030 Montgomery Road, Oct. 22. iPhone valued at $550 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, Oct. 19.

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SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP Julie Mehbod, 50, 9636 Rexford Drive, assault at East Galbraith Road, Oct. 26. Harold Miller, 24, 120 Gehert St., criminal damaging at 3943 Larchview, Oct. 27. John Emmons, 55, 4454 Crystal, disorderly conduct at 8651 Tudor Ave., Oct. 25. Kenneth Huffman, 26, 1543 Scott, theft, obstructing official business at 7913 Montgomery Road, Oct. 28.

Wedding rings valued at $2,000 removed at 4312 Myrtle Ave., Oct. 17. Tools of unown value removed at 7984 Timberbrick Drive, Oct. 27. Radio valued at $180 removed at 12151 Fourth Ave., Oct. 24. Clothes dryer, AC unit, fan of unknown value removed at 8161 E. Kemper, Oct. 23. Vehicle removed at 4777 E Galbraith Road, Oct. 24.


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10432 Hickory Point Drive: U.S. Bank National Association Tr to Smith Jeffrey R.; $113,199. 5023 Twinbrook Court: Fazzio Margaret E. to Moore Mary; $159,000. 5161 Cook Ave.: Tokonbekov Mirlan to Equity Trust Co.; $43,000. 5161 Cook Ave.: Tokonbekov Mirlan to Equity Trust Co.; $43,000. 5315 Hickory Trail Lane: Biehl

ABOUT REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. Mary D. to Biehl Jr Joseph P.; $110,000.


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10835 Lakehurst Court: Southammakosane Cathy A. to Russo Timothy M.; $119,000. 10838 Lakehurst Court: Ciafardini Andrew Dominic to Follmer Julie D.; $137,500. 11663 Chancery Lane: Bailer Ruth D. to Maritt Sally Anne Tr; $315,000. 5720 Charteroak Drive: Dunbar Joyce A. Tr to Brinn Charles; $195,000. 5720 Charteroak Drive: Dunbar Joyce A. Tr to Brinn Charles; $195,000. 5850 Bayberry Drive: Zuefle Howard M. Jr to Jpmorgan Chase Bank; $210,000. 7280 Galbraith Road: Mustard Marjorie A. to Dunham Jane P.; $65,000. 7311 Dunleith Court: Vennemeyer Ralf B. Tr to Dohrmann Christopher; $314,000. 7367 Kemper Road: Rosenberg Documents Systems LLC to J5 LLC; $110,000. 8305 St. Clair Ave.: Scott Jennifer L. & Terrance E. to Wooton Kari B.; $120,000. 8311 St. Clair Ave.: Adkins Scott & Linda to Schneider Mary; $67,000. 8709 Sturbridge Drive: Watson William M. & Mary Dawson Watson to Biondo Michael V.; $420,000.

The Asset Advisory Group relocating The Asset Advisory Group, an independent, fee-only wealth management firm, is moving its headquarters to 9200 Montgomery Road in Montgomery. “An opportunity arose to purchase a new home that is an ideal fit for our company’s personality and culture,” said founder and president Jeannette A. Jones. “The facility will allow us to continue to grow and provide an excellent client experience for the individuals and families we serve.” In addition to room for growth, the office features diverse meeting spaces to fit the needs of each and every client. “Offering holistic and customized financial planning includes providing spaces where we can comfortably meet with clients to discuss their goals,” said

lead advisor and owner Christine Carleton. “We have meeting spaces ranging from a coffee bar to a living room in addition to more traditional conference rooms.” “In line with our recent brand and website updates, we wanted to go somewhat outside industry norms,” said lead advisor, Chip Workman. “You tell clients you want to work with them, educate them and sit on the same side of the table, then you meet in a cold, impersonal space, sit across a big table and throw an inane amount of data in their lap. It’s a broken model.” The Asset Advisory Group will celebrate the firm’s 25th anniversary in 2013. For additional information, call (513) 7717222 or


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Gun shop open in Blue Ash Point Blank Range & Gun Shop, the Tristate’s largest and most advanced indoor shooting facility, will open its doors to the public in November. Located off of I-71 in Blue Ash, Point Blank will offer 20 climate controlled shooting lanes (some rifle rated) and a 5,000+ square foot store selling firearms, ammunition and accessories. Gun and personal safety

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