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By Jennie Key

By the numbers

Colerain Township voters are being asked to dig a little deeper for fire protection and emergency medical services. Officials are asking voters to approve a 5.27-mill replacement fire levy on the Nov. 2 ballot, an increase of 0.93 mills. The new levy would replace an expiring 4.34-mill five-year levy that funds the department’s operations. Colerain Township Deputy Fire Chief Joseph Silvati said in order to keep the amount of the levy request as low as possible, the fire department will reduce expenses by about $375,000 and will spend down about $6 million in cash reserves as well. Figures from Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes show the proposed levy would generate an estimated $6.9 million annually and will cost the owner of a $100,000 house $157.02, which is an increase of $52.93 annually. Silvati said the department can move ahead for the next five years if the levy passes, according to budget projections. The levy would fund current operations and the conversion of two slots currently staffed by a number of part-time firefighters to full-time firefighter positions over

To figure the property tax on a house with a market value of $100,000: • First, reduce the value to 35 percent, which is the taxable value of the house: $35,000. • Divide the $35,000 by 1,000 which translates the mills. You have 35. • Multiply the 35 by the millage: 5.27 in the case of the fire levy. That gives you a gross tax of $184.45. • Now calculate the 10 percent rollback ($18.45) and the 2.5 percent homestead exemption ($4.61). Multiply the homestead exemption by the current sales tax credit factor, which is .948, which gives you an additional reduction of $4.37. • Then subtract those reductions from the gross tax and you get $157.02. The proposed levy would cost $52.93 more annually for a home with a market value of $100,000. Officials from the auditor’s office said the sales tax credit factor changes regularly, and can account for differences in the cents portion of the tax.


a five-year period. The department needs additional funds to maintain current levels of service and meet increased demands, officials said. The number of emergency runs handled by the Colerain Township department has jumped from 8,395 in 2005 to 9,195 in 2009. “There has been a 58 percent increase in runs since 1995,” said levy chairman Tom Hart. “The department needs the levy to maintain its current vehicle fleet, equipment and buildings and to meet the increased demand for service. This is a busy department.” Hart said township residents get a return on their investment in

the form of lower insurance rates. Virtually all U.S. insurers of home and business property use the Insurance Service Office’s rating program when calculating insurance premiums. The lower the ISO rating is on a scale of 1 to 10, the better the insurance rates are. Colerain Township has a Class 2 Home Insurance rating from the Insurance Service Office. There are only 32 fire departments in Ohio with that rating. The ISO reviews three primary areas: The fire department including its first-alarm response and initial attack to minimize potential loss from structure fires, the distribution of fire stations and fire

companies, equipment carried, pumping capacity, reserve apparatus, department personnel, and firefighter training; water main and hydrant capabilities; and fire alarm and communication services. Another reason the department needs an increase is rising costs. In 2001, Silvati said a firefighter’s portable radio cost the department about $950. In 2010, a radio costs $4,500. Turnout gear, including helmets, coat, pants and gloves, cost $1,292 in 2000. The cost of turnout gear jumped as well, and now costs $2,213 per set. Colerain Fire Chief Bruce Smith said his department is doing everything it can to provide service while operating safely and in the most fiscally responsible way possible. Hart said the fire department has done a good job with the resources it has and residents should support the levy request. “Our department provides a high level of fire protection and emergency medical service,” he said. “The levy this replaces will expire, and half of the department’s funding will disappear if this levy does not pass. That would have to result in reduced services, and none of us wants to see that.”

Township installing cameras in two parks

A Northwest Schools bus driver charged with crashing his bus while intoxicated shortly after dropping more than two dozen band members off for a football game at Princeton High School on Thursday was more than five times the legal limit to drive a commercial vehicle, according to Sharonville police. STORY, PAGE A2

By Jennie Key

Running to state

La Salle High School cross country coach Frank Russo has great confidence in his No. 1 runner, senior Travis Hawes – perhaps even more confidence than Hawes has in himself. Hawes has run at the cross country state meet every year. He finished 12th as a freshman, 64th as a sophomore, and, in a season derailed by mononucleosis, 57th as a junior. He hopes for a top-10 finish this season. SPORTS, A8 JENNIE KEY/STAFF

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vandalism and graffiti. He said the Colerain Park amphitheater was hit with graffiti over the summer and he hopes the cameras will end that issue. Some of the vandalism is more than an aggravation: A sewer grate was taken from the walking trail, which could be a safety hazard, as well. Schwartzhoff said the quote includes both wireless and wired cameras. They can be set to run 24 hours or on motion sensors. The cameras will transmit to DVRs in secure locations, so damaging the camera will not destroy the recorded evidence. Police Chief Dan Meloy said the recordings will be reviewed on an as-needed basis. Schwartzhoff said he talked with about 10 park directors who have installed cameras in their parks and all said the installation helped appreciably. “A couple said once the first apprehension occurred, the problem stopped,” Schwartzhoff said. “I don’t want to catch people vandalizing the parks, I want the vandalism to stop. That’s the goal here.” He said the system should be operational by the end of the year.

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If you’re in Clippard Park after hours, smile. You’re likely on candid camera and officials may be looking for you. That’s the message Colerain Township trustees hope to send with the approval of a security system in the newly renovated Clippard Park. Colerain Township made about $2.5 million in improvements to the park and trustees are trying to protect the investment. At the Sept. 14 board meeting, Colerain Township Trustee Jeff Ritter said he had some concerns about vandalism in the park and suggested that cameras could help deter vandals. The board directed Colerain Township Parks and Services Director Kevin Schwartzhoff to investigate the cameras. At a meeting Oct. 12, Schwartzhoff recommended the township approve a quote of $19,065 from Smartview Electronics Inc. The board approved the purchase unanimously. The quote includes cameras at Clippard Park and Colerain Park, where Schwartzhoff said there have been some problems with

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Northwest driver cited for DUI Gannett News Service A Northwest Schools bus driver charged with crashing his bus while intoxicated shortly after dropping more than two dozen band members off for a football game at Princeton High School on Thursday was more than five times the legal limit to drive a commercial vehicle, according to Sharonville police. John Dahlheimer, 61, of Harrison, registered a blood alcohol content of .229, well over the legal limit in Ohio for a commercial driver’s license of .04, said Sharonville Police Lt. Mark Preuss. The legal limit for other drivers is .08. The arresting officer noted in his report that Dahlheimer was visibly impaired, Preuss said. Officers also found a cooler beside his seat that held a bottle of Jagermeister liquor and painkillers Darvocet and Klonopin, a drug prescribed to prevent seizures. The driver did not have a prescription for the medications, Preuss said. In fact, the bus driver was so drunk, police say he must have been intoxicated when he drove 29 band members and four parent chaperons from Colerain High School to Princeton High School. They marveled he didn’t wreck the bus sooner and that no one was injured. “I think we dodged a bullet on this one,” Preuss said. “Alcohol burns off at the rate of 1.5 percent per hour, so it’s not like he just started drinking. It’s sad. We were very, very lucky that it didn’t turn out worse, that no kids were on the bus, nobody was hurt. It could have been obviously a very serious situation.” What’s more, the driver has a previous drunk-driving conviction – in Hamilton County in 1992. According to Hamilton County court documents, Colerain Township police pulled Dahlheimer's red, two-door Nissan over in the 8700 block of Colerain Avenue at 12:05 a.m. on Oct. 3, 1992.

Reached at home, he declined comHe blew .128 on a breath test, according to ment Friday. He apologized for his actions after his ticket. He was convicted of the accident Thursday, said Rick GlatfelDUI and sentenced to ter, superintendent of Northwest 180 days. Records Schools. “The driver said he realized he made show that his sentence was suspended after he a mistake and he was sorry,” Glatfelter Dahlheimer attended a driver’s inter- said Friday. School officials placed Dahlheimer vention program. He also was ordered on administrative leave pending discito pay a $250 fine. His license was suspended for 90 plinary action that could lead to his terdays, but he was permitted to drive mination, Glatfelter said. Until now, the driver has had a good back and forth to his job for Procter & record, he added. Gamble, records show. “He wouldn’t be with It was unclear Friday Officers found a cooler us if he was not a good if officials in the school district, where beside the bus driver’s driver,” Glatfelter said. obviously, this is Dahlheimer has worked seat that held a bottle of “But, not something we as a driver for 15 years, Jagermeister liquor and expect from any of our were aware of the conviction. painkillers Darvocet and employees. We are just very happy that no stuDahlheimer was Klonopin, a drug dents were injured.” charged with operating a Glatfelter, the disctrict motor vehicle under the prescribed to prevent influence, child endanseizures. The driver did transportation supervisor and the Colerain germent, possession of not have a prescription High School principal drugs and having an open container of alcofor the medications, were all at the game and responded hol. police said. immediately to the crash, Glatfelter Police are still investisaid. gating the crash and Another bus was summoned to the hope to obtain video surveillance images of the parking lot from Princeton school to transport the band back to Colschool officials. Dahlheimer’s bus struck erain Township after the game. District two parked trucks hauling trailers as he officials also met with students and their pulled out of the high school’s parking parents after the game to tell them of the incident. lot onto Chester Road, Preuss said. Glatfelter acknowledged the district “We know the school has video cameras,” he said. “We are trying to see has never had a situation like this if they got anything and if they did, if before. “We are going to move ahead,” he they can make it available to us.” Princeton school officials declined said. “This is a very regrettable incident comment, referring a reporter to either but I want to emphasize that this bus driver is not representative of our bus police or Northwest Schools. The bus driver was cited and drivers. Our bus drivers are very conscireleased from the scene Thursday night, entious and are very concerned with the safety of our students. police said.

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The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Program will have an open house at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, for local high school students interested in the law enforcement career field. It will be at the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Academy, 11021 Hamilton Ave. The open house will include an explanation of the program for students and

parents, as well as a tour of the sheriff's office facilities, demonstrations and a question-answer session with deputies.

Kate’s fundraiser

There will be An Angelic Evening fundraiser for Kate’s Cupboard from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday, Oct. 29, at Receptions in Fairfield. The evening will include silent and oral auctions.


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Colerain Homecoming supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month By Jennie Key

It will be “Showtime in Vegas” this weekend, as Colerain High School celebrates its 2010 Homecoming. But it’s not all fun and games. Colerain High School senior Cecelia Williamson said the school is planning to use homecoming as an opportunity to give back to the community. “In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are dedicating an entire day of our spirit week to the awareness of breast cancer,” she said. Students will participate in a memorial walk at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, at the high school, 8801 Cheviot Road. Williamson said there will also be a moment of silence and acceptance of

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donations during lunch, and a survivor wall. The annual parade will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22. The parade begins at the Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, winds through sections of the Yellowwood Drive subdivision onto Poole Road and into the rear drive of the high school, ending in Cardinal Football Stadium. The parade will feature “floats” built on grocery carts, the Colerain High School Marching Band as well as entries from local athletic associations, dance groups and others. This year’s grand marshal is Steve Topagna, a retired Colerain High School teacher who now serves as a substitute teacher and coaches tennis and attends school events. Following the parade will be the homecoming game against the Sycamore Aves. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. and the homecoming King and Queen will be announced during halftime activities. The school’s homecoming dance will be Saturday, Oct. 23, in the high school gym.


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Veterans push for flag at retirement home By Kurt Backscheider

Ken Neal thought something was missing from the Renaissance West retirement community in Monfort Heights. The longtime Cheviot resident moved into the facility off West Fork Road shortly after it opened about a year ago, and before long

he noticed the building lacked an American flag out front. That didn’t sit particularly well with Neal, who served in the U.S. Army Airborne in Europe during World War II and flew a flag at his house every day after he returned home. “I wanted a flag out here,” he said. “I thought a building like

this should certainly have a flag out front.” Not to mention Neal is one of 30 residents of the retirement community who served in the military. “I’ve been after the management to get a flagpole and flag for about six months,” Neal said. “I kept heckling until they got one.” The American flag at


Dan Knotts, left, commander of Western Hills AMVETS Post 41, and Jim Ploeger, right, prepare to raise the American flag at Renaissance West in Monfort Heights. Members of Western Hills Post 41 donated the flag to the retirement community, which was without a flag since opening about a year ago.

Renaissance West is now flowing gently in the fall breeze. The flag, donated by Western Hills AMVETS Post 41, was raised and dedicated Monday, Sept. 20. Neal said the flag is a fitting tribute to the veterans who call the retirement facility home, most of whom served in World War II and the Korean War. Jim Carr, a resident who served in the Army in World War II under Gen. George Patton and fought at the Battle of the Bulge, said the dedication and raising of the flag at the facility was truly appreciated. “There are an awful lot of old Army guys and Navy guys around here,” Carr said. “We enjoy sitting around talking and sharing stories with our old Army buddies.” Army veteran Bill Rueve said the flag represents freedom and loyalty to this country. “I think it’s wonderful,” he said about the facility getting its flag. Beth Barber, executive director of Renaissance West, said the flag raising and dedication brought tears to her eyes. “I have a daughter in the Navy so this is even more meaningful to me now,” she said. “We can’t do enough to thank our veterans. “This is their flag, the residents here. They are a great generation,” Barber said. Neal said he’s glad his persistence paid off. “It’s wonderful,” he said. “The flag is symbolic of our country.”


Longtime Cheviot resident Ken Neal, who now lives at Renaissance West in Monfort Heights, reads the names of all the veterans who live at the retirement community during a ceremony dedicating the facility’s new American flag. Neal was influential in getting a flagpole and flag for the facility, which has been without once since opening about a year ago.


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BRIEFLY Trunk or treat

Christ Prince of Peace United Methodist Church sponsors a Trunk or Treat event from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at the church,10507 Old Colerain Ave. Come in costume. There will also be games, crafts and food. This is a free event open to the community.

Bunco Night

The Colerain Township Citizens Police Academy presents a fundraiser to buy a new padded suit for training at the police department. The evening is at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at the Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road. The $15 admission includes Bunco, beer, pop, snacks, door prizes and Split the Pot raffle. Call Ed or Nancy at 2456600 for information.

Traffic tieups

The Metropolitan Sewer Duistrict is repairing damaged sewer lines on Colerain Avenue south of Mount Airy next week, which may cause traffic delays. MSD’s contractor will be working in the roadway in the area near Raeburn Drive through Monday, Oct. 25, This work will require a traffic pattern change on Colerain Avenue from Highforest Lanen to Tranquility Lane.

Inbound traffic will be moved to the outbound side and there will be one lane of traffic in each direction. Drivers are encouraged to reduce their speed and use caution when approaching the closure area. For information about the Department of Transportation and Engineering, please visit the website at

Internet safety

The Federal Trade Commission offers Internet safety publication for parents. The Internet offers many educational tools for students, yet there are certain risks for children, including inappropriate conduct, contact and content. The Federal Trade Commission’s NET CETERA, Chatting with Kids About Being Online publication can help parents teach their children how to traverse the Internet more safely. To order free copies of this booklet for parents or for use in classrooms, visit

Architecture competition

Students, put your imagination and research skills to work. Write an essay about the variety of arts venues in the Greater Cincinnati region. A $250 prize will be awarded to the winner by the Architec-

tural Foundation of Cincinnati. Tristate students in grades 6-9 are eligible. To apply, send a notice of intent to by November 1, 2010. The deadline for actual submission is Feb. 1. For information, go to www. or call 513-977-4168.

Flu shots offered

Flu shots will be offered at the Springfield Township Senior/Community Center, 9158 Winton Road. Flu shots will be available Friday, Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. to noon. The center is behind the Springfield Township Administration Complex. Blackstone Home Care will be offering flu shots and will bill Medicare for those who provide proper documentation of proof of coverage. Blackstone will provide those without Medicare receipts for those wishing to seek reimbursement for the $25 cost of the flu shot. Registration is required by Friday, Nov. 5. Register by calling the Springfield Township Senior/Community Center at 522-115.

Teen photo contest

The Ninth Annual Teen Photograph Contest winds up Sunday, Oct. 31. Teens are invited to participate in the

contest sponsored by the Friends of the Public Library and Chipotle Mexican Grill. This year’s “Monster Madness” theme calls for teens to creatively capture the heart of Halloween on camera-from ghosts to vampires and every creature in between. Winners will receive a gift card courtesy of Chipotle. Contact the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County at 369-6945 or go to

Park permits

The Hamilton County Park District 2011 annual motor vehicle permits are now on sale. The annual permit costs $10 and includes $30 worth of coupons. In addition, Hamilton County residents can continue to take advantage of the Resident Reward Program by completing and returning a form to receive a $5 gift certificate redeemable for park activities. Permits are available at all visitor centers, ranger stations, golf courses, boathouses, park entrance booths and online at For more information, call 521-7275 or visit .


The Northern Ireland/ Cincinnati Ulster Project is having a fundraiser for the program. The “Party by the Green” Fundraiser will be

from 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Orchard Hill Golf Course Clubhouse, 9575 Brehm Road, The program will feature Irish dancing, music, BBQ, beer, wine and a reverse raffle. Wear your green, bring your green and come out to the green, for a shamrocking good time! Admission is free. The Ulster Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering peace and understanding amid diversity both in Northern Ireland and here at home. For more information visit the website at or contact Peggy Theilman at 545-4929.

Kmart closing Green Township store

Kmart Corp. has notified Ohio officials it will close its store at 5750 Harrison Ave., in Green Township on Jan. 9, eliminating 102 jobs. The notification was made last week to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Part of Sears Holding Corp., Kmart operates about 1,300 stores nationally.

German program

A lecture on “The Cincinnati Germans in the Civil War” will be presented by Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann at the German Heritage Museum in Green Township’s West Fork Park, 4764 West Fork Road, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14.

Tolzmann will also sign copies of his new book, “Cincinnati Germans in the Civil War” by Col. Gustav Tafel, which Tolzmann translated from German and edited with supplements on Germans in the Civil War from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. As part of the program, a Pennsylvania German rifle will be donated to the museum by Gerald Hounchell of the Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. The rifle presentation is scheduled for 1 p.m.

String players sought

The Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra is seeking string players of all types to add to its membership. The 60-member group is celebrating its 15th season this year and has a series of concerts in the works. The home of the CMO is the Seton Performance Hall, 3901 Glenway Ave. Rehearsals are 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings. The orchestra performs a wide variety of music, including classical concerts as well as summer “pops” concerts. The schedule this year includes concerts on Nov. 7, Feb. 27, May 22 and at least 3 summer dates. Interested musicians can contact Gail Harmeling, CMO concertmaster, at 921-4919. Visit for more information about the orchestra.

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Ghouls and goblins set to invade Mt. Healthy By Heidi Fallon

It takes a lot of work to scare people. Volunteers started last week to get the Mount Healthy Haunted Hall dusted off and ready for its 21st year of putting the fear of ghouls in folks. Asked why he keeps coming back to help, year after year, Dan Meale bit down on his cigar and said simply, “Why not?” Meale is one of the original cast of behind-thescenes volunteers who put the popular haunted house together. The Springfield Township man started when he became involved with the Boy Scout Troop 27 at Assumption. He remains with the Troop and the Haunted Hall. Along with Troop 27, scouts from Troop 393 in North College Hill and 660 from St. Ann’s parish have joined the fiendish fun. Since the scout troops reap the bulk of the proceeds from the haunted house, David Miller, a former scoutmaster with Troop 27, said it’s important the scouts are part of its creation. “They come to help, both while we’re building it and as characters and helping with the weekend shows,” the Springfield Township man said. Miller said the hall offers some 40 different fright sites, including two new tents this year that


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Dan Meale is spending his free time getting the Mount Healthy Haunted Hall ready for frights and fun, just like he’s been doing the last 21 years. have extended the mysterious maze. Set to open Oct. 1, the Haunted Hall is at 7700 Seward Ave. at the Madonna Council of the Knights of Columbus Hall. Hours are 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10 with a $2 discount for a canned food donation going to St. Vincent de Paul. Miller said

group rates are available by calling 729-1974. There will be a special less scary showing for children and their parents Sunday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m. The cost is $5 per child with parents free. “It’s a no-mask event with the lights on,” said Ritchie Lambert, assistant scoutmaster with Troop 27. The monsters and mayhem ends Oct. 30.

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Colerain churches reach out to teens By Jennie Key

A new after-school program and an old breakfast program are being used by churches to reach out to the Colerain High School students. The after-school program – CHAOS – meets at Groesbeck United Methodist Church from 3 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Associate Pastor Benji Sayre says the after-school program has taken off since the beginning of the year. “We see some of the same people each time, but we are still getting new kids who come to see what’s going on,” Sayre said. “We have a great group of volunteer tutors and people to just hang out with. I think it’s going well. It has exceeded our expectations. Honestly, we really didn’t know what

Helping hands

Five area churches are supporting the Breakfast Club: • White Oak Christian Church, • Vineyard Church Northwest, • Northwest Community Church, • Groesbeck United Methodist Church and • Monfort Heights United Methodist Church. to expect.” Sayre said attendance has varied with about 80 to 100 students attending each week. “Some come later, when their after-school sport or activity is finished,” he said. Sayre said the community has been supportive of the new program. One family donated a foosball table for students to use. The computer lab and tutoring is also popular.

Students say they enjoy the after-school program. “It’s fun,” said 15-year-old Marqueahana Mabrey said. “You can study, you hang with your friends, it’s good. If I wasn’t here, I would probably be getting into trouble at home.” Her mom Lisa likes CHAOS as well. “It’s definitely a good program,” she said. “It’s a safe place for these kids to come, and the timing is great. Everything about this program is positive.” Sayre is pleased with CHAOS, as well. “We really felt God calling us to do this,” he said. “And it seems to be working.” Area churches have also revived an oldie when it comes to high school outreach: the Colerain Breakfast Club is back in business. The club was started in the


Groesbeck United Metodist Church’s CHAOS program set up a computer lab for students to use at the after school program.


Patrick McCoy, a Groesbeck United Methodist Church volunteer, helps his daughter Ariel study algebra in the quiet room at CHAOS, the church’s after school program. Students hang out, do homework, get tutoring and eat at the church two days a week after school.

1970s and was well attended, but 15 years ago it just quit happening. It’s back. About 60 students gathered last week for breakfast and fellowship at Northwest Community Church. Groesbeck United Methodist Church member Jim Williams is flipping flapjacks, and there are other breakfast options: bacon, sausage, eggs, juice and fruit are also available. Staci Sheafer Kovacs, who attended the Breakfast Club when she was a Colerain student, said she has good memories of the old group. “I remember it touched a lot of

lives,” she said. She said Colerain football coach Tom Bolden has been after her for a couple of years to restart the morning program. A number of football players come in their jerseys, but you won’t see Bolden at the breakfast until his team is done playing for the year. “He’s superstitious,” said one player. “He won’t come now until the season is over.” Breakfast Club is every Friday when school is in session from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. at Northwest Community Church, 8735 Cheviot Road.

Cincinnati State offers early childhood classes Cincinnati State Community and Technical College is partnering with the Great Oaks Career Campus at Diamond Oaks to offer one of the college’s most popular Early Childhood Education sequences. Starting in mid-November, Cincinnati State will offer its complete early childhood education child development associate (CDA) certificate curriculum at the Diamond Oaks campus, 6375 Harrison Ave. The CDA certificate curriculum provides the opportunity for students to meet the requirements of the Council for Early Childhood professional recognition’s child development associate credential. The courses leading to the CDA certificate are also part of a pathway toward the early childhood care and education associate degree offered at Cincinnati State’s main campus. The target audience for the CDA certificate includes home child care providers, community residents and high school seniors

in districts that are part of the Great Oaks network. High school students who have completed the high school early childhood education curriculum at Diamond Oaks will be able to receive credit for up to seven Cincinnati State CDA courses, enabling them to significantly accelerate their progress toward the CDA credential. Rayma Smith, dean of the Humanities and Sciences divisions at Cincinnati State, said the CDA certificate offered at Diamond Oaks offers: • complete course curriculum offered in the evenings at Diamond Oaks; • free and convenient parking; and • classes offered in wellequipped, state-of-the-art Diamond Oaks ECE classroom environment. The ECE degree and certificate programs at Cincinnati State are designed to meet the standards of the National Association for the

Education of Young Children, the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition (which sponsors the Child Development Credential) and the Ohio Department of Education. The first class of students in the Cincinnati State CDA Certificate program at Diamond Oaks will begin in the Late Fall Term, which starts Nov. 16. Classes will be available in the evenings beginning at 6 p.m. each week. Students who follow the prescribed enrollment plan will be able to complete their CDA Certificate in four terms, ending in summer 2011. Future plans call for the expansion of this curriculum at the Great Oaks Scarlet Oaks Campus in the spring 2011 for those in the northern regions of Cincinnati. Students interested in participating in the CDA Certificate program should contact the admissions office at Cincinnati State at 513-861-7700 or by e-mail at


Buckeye Best

St. James School recently was recognized with the Buckeye Best Healthy School Silver Award. The Buckeye Best awards program honors schools with policies and practices that reflect a high priority for healthy outcomes for children. It is sponsored by the Ohio Department of Health in partnership with the American Cancer Society. Pictured with the award are seventh-graders Jenna Averbeck and Luke Lampe.

SCHOOL NOTES Bevis Elementary

Students of the Week were Kindergartener Allison Simpson, first grader Matthew Jones,second grader Logan Rodenbeck, third grader Savanna Chapin, fourth grader Heather Rolfert, and fifth grader Cameron Hurston. Shining Stars were Daniel Morris, primary and Kiyaira Sherrer, intermediate.

Northwest district

Thirty students at Colerain High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams. Eight CHS students qualified for the AP

Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.5 or higher on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. These students are Nicole Diefenbacher, Riley Flischel, Casey Kuhn, Kelly Laake, Moriah Locklear, Benjamin Loyer, Asha Underiner, and Brett Weiler. Six CHS students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. These students are Brandon Baker, Nicole Ferry, Jeffrey Grabo, James Lance, Katherine Nutt,and Joshua Rohrer. Sixteen CHS students qualified for the AP

Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with grades of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are Brandon Abernathy, Alexandra Alley, Paige Dobkins, Rachel Giltner, Chelsea Jones, Megan Jones, Rachel Laughlin, Jeremy McDaniel, Megan Mudman, Tyler Nuttle, Margaret Sow, Amanda Waddell, Miles Wagner, Kristen Wells, Krista Wharton, and Mary Zbacnik.

Pleasant Run Middle School

Sixth grade Pleasant Run Middle student Hope Riley, entered and won an essay contest sponsored by the Wave Foundation at the Newport Aquarium. The topic of the essay was Energy Conservation and why it is important. Riley and five other finalists were recog-

nized at an event held at the Newport Aquarium on August 25th. Her family was treated to a VIP reception at the aquarium where Riley and the others were able to pet a penguin. The reception was followed by a presentation of the finalists and their essays. Lauren Weller, a world-renowned biologist from South Africa, gave a lecture on the South African penguins and the effects of changing climates on their decreasing numbers. Riley won several great prizes including that Wave will be bringing one or more penguins to Pleasant Run Middle School to present the school with $100 toward the school's efforts for energy conservation.

Pleasant Run Middle School Students of the Week receive a Certificate of Recognition and a restaurant coupon. Students are Brittany Webster, and Justin Ross, Team Endeavor; Caroline Jergens, Ashleh Caldwell and Jonah Coffey, Team Excel; Curtis Rottinghouse, Team Explore and Maya Gulliford, Team Victory. Students who will receive T-shirts include Emily Puccini of Team Explore; Kyler Brown, Team Victory, Breauna Carpenter, Team Valor and Faith Bolin, Team Courage. Students recognized as Students of the Week in the area of sports include Lydia Jasper, golf team and DeVohn Jackson, a member of the eighth-grade football team.


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The week at Colerain

• The girls’ volleyball team beat Lakota West 3-0 (25-18, 25-22, 25-12) Oct. 12. • The boys’ soccer team beat Elder 3-0, Oct. 14. Mitch Revetta had five sves. • The girls’ soccer team lost 6-0 to Lakota West Oct. 14.

The Week at McAuley

• The soccer team shut out Roger Bacon 4-0, Oct. 11. Jen Fern and Kelly Neeb each had one save. Olivia Jester scored two goals in the shutout. Kristen Kluener and Haley Sunderhaus each scored one goal. The Mohawks shut out McNicholas 1-0, Oct. 13. Jen Fern had five saves. Annie Schultz scored the team’s only goal. • The volleyball team fell to Mount Notre Dame 3-0 ( 25-22, 25-21, 25-17) Oct. 12. • The golf team finished eighth at the Division I District Tournament Oct. 13 at Weatherwax.

The week at Northwest

• The girls’ volleyball team beat Edgewood 3-1 (25-16, 25-12, 20-25, 25-14) Oct. 12. • The girls’ soccer team lost 3-0 to Winton Woods Oct. 13 and lost 10-0 to Walnut Hills Oct. 14. • The boys’ soccer team lost 2-0 to Winton Woods Oct. 14.

The week at La Salle

• The cross country team won the Les Eisenhart Invitational Oct. 9, finishing first of 23 teams. The Lancers’ top finisher was senior Travis Hawes (15:57), who placed seventh. • The soccer team beat Badin 1-0 Oct. 12. Tegge scored the only goal of the match. • The golf team finished seventh at the Division I District Tournament Oct. 13 at Weatherwax.

The week at Mount Healthy

• The Mt. Healthy boys’ cross country team placed 11th in the Father Rudy Invitational, Oct. 9. • The girls’ soccer team shutout Withrow 5-0, Oct. 11. On Oct. 12, Harrison shutout Mt. Healthy 9-0. In boys’ soccer, Harrison shutout Mt. Healthy 2-0, Oct. 14. • In volleyball, Talawanda beat Mt. Healthy 25-18, 2512, 25-19, Oct. 12. On Oct. 14, Mt. Healthy beat Harrison 25-19, 25-22, 25-16.

La Salle wins award

La Salle High School is among 72 high schools and junior high schools to be selected as recipients of the Ohio High School Athletic Association Harold A. Meyer Award for Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity for last school year. La Salle earned the award by demonstrating that they have completed an eight-part program that promotes sportsmanship, ethics and integrity within their respective schools and communities.

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La Salle aims for 3rd state title in 6 years

Tony Meale

La Salle finishes second at GCL Chamionship

La Salle High School cross country coach Frank Russo has great confidence in his No. 1 runner, senior Travis Hawes – perhaps even more confidence than Hawes has in himself. “We try to make projections for our guys – realistic projections – because it’s a source of motivation and the guys can see where we see them finishing,” Russo said. “We see Travis in the top five (at state). We think he has the talent, experience and now the strength to perform and compete at that level.” Hawes has run at the cross country state meet every year. He finished 12th as a freshman, 64th as a sophomore, and, in a season derailed by mononucleosis, 57th as a junior. He hopes for a top-10 finish this season. When told that Russo projected him in the top five, Hawes smiled. “Coach is always going high,” he joked. “But that would definitely help our team score.” La Salle, which is the topranked team in Ohio, is gunning for a third consecutive appearance at the Division I State Cross Country Championships, which will be Nov. 6 at Scioto Downs Race Track in Columbus. After finishing a disappointing 16th in 2009 and 15th in 2008, the Lancers,

The La Salle High School cross country team finished runner-up to Elder at the GCL Championship Oct. 16 at Rapid Run Park. The Lancers, the top-ranked team in the state, fell to Elder, ranked second in the city, by seven points. Elder senior Josh Makin, the GCL-South Runner of the Year, finished first in a time of 15:31.25. La Salle senior Ethan Bokeno placed second, finishing less than three seconds behind Makin.


The La Salle High School Big Red Express Cross Country team celebrates winning the Midwest Meet of Champions this past weekend, a first in the program's history. The team defeated seven of the top 10 teams in the state, including No. 2 Medina 107 - 115, for the second straight week defending state champions Cleveland St. Ignatius ranked No. 4, and Toledo St. John’s No. 5. The Lancers were led by all-state track seniors Travis Hawes, Ethan Bokeno, and Alex Thiery who all broke 16 minutes for the 5,000 meter course. They were closely followed by teammates Kevin Kluesener at 16 minutes, 1 second and junior Drew Michel at 16 minutes, 5 seconds. The team concludes the regular season this weekend at the Thomas Worthington Invitational. The Lancers are presently ranked No. 1 in the city and in the state. From left are Travis Hawes, Alex Thiery, Ethan Bokeno, Kevin Kluesener, Drew Michel, Mark Nie and Matt Nie. which had five top-two finishes at state from 2001 to 2006 – including back-toback championships in ’05 and ’06 – hope to add more hardware to one of Ohio’s most storied programs. “We’re not going to beat around the bush,” Russo said. “Our goal is to win the state title. We feel we have the team, the talent, the experience and we’ve prepared. Now it’s about staying healthy and executing on that first Saturday in Novem-

ber.” Hawes, who has the fastest time in the GCL this season (15:28 entering the league meet Oct. 16), is at the forefront of La Salle’s state-title hopes. “The most important thing I’ve seen out of Travis this season is his overall strength has improved,” Russo said. “The quality of his work-outs has improved. His consistency day-to-day in practice has improved. Those three elements hope-

fully will pay dividends for him.” Said senior teammate Ethan Bokeno, “His work ethic and training have been off-the-charts this year.” Bokeno, who hopes for a top-25 finish at state, is La Salle’s No. 2 runner. Rounding out the top five are seniors Kevin Kluesener and Alex Thiery, as well as junior Drew Michel. La Salle’s average one-through-five time is 15:51. The Lancers are undefeated when that quintet runs together. La Salle won the Greenville Invitational Aug. 28, the Midwest Catholic Championship Sept. 25, the Midwest Meet of Champions Oct. 2 and the Les Eisenhart Invitational Oct. 9. The Lancers’ top seven runners – including Matt Nie and Marc Nie – all recorded personal-bests at the Meet of Champions, which featured some of the top teams in the state, including Medina, St. Ignatius, Mason, Dublin Coffman and St. John’s Jesuit. “The depth of talent that

was in that field, the competitiveness and what was at stake all contributed to our overall performance,” Russo said. “We wanted to see everyone prior to the state meet, and we’ve done that.” The Lancers also finished second at the Finish Timing Invitational Aug. 28 and the Louisvile Trinity Invitational Sept. 18, as well as fourth at the Mason Invitational Sept. 11. “Everyone is healthy and working hard to achieve our goal, which is state,” Bokeno said. “That’s been our goal the last two years, and this year we’ve proved so far that we can compete with anybody in the state. We just have to keep proving to ourselves that we can do it.” Russo said his team hasn’t lost focus since receiving the top ranking in Ohio. “Championships are earned, so now we want to live up to that expectation of what other people believe we are capable of achieving,” he said. “We’re really excited about the upcoming championship meets.”

Northwest’s fall sports wrapping up By Tony Meale

Here’s an update on the fall-sports teams at Northwest High School.

Cross Country

Leading the Knights is Jerry Ulm, who had a season-best 18:22 at the St. Xavier Invitational. The No. 2 runner is Patrick Hoard, who had a 19:42 at the Dover Invitational. Several runners also had seasonbests at the Lebanon Invitational, including Gage Smith (20:03), Jack Giblin (21:06), Tom Mayer (22:05), Nathanael Jones (23:50) and Cameron Mueller (23:57). Leading the Lady Knights are Ashleigh Hobson (21:20) and Jasmine Jones (29:52).


The Knights finished the regular season 3-7 (2-4) and fifth in the FAVC-West and third at the conference tournament with a 378, placing behind Talawanda (341) and Harrison (363). Northwest finished fourth overall. Top performers included

Kyle Groene (43.86), John Lehmkuhl (46.29), Alex Obermeyer (46.50), Jake Kellerman (47.57), Justin McKee (49.57) and Brad Debilt (56.29). The Lady Knights finished the regular season 0-14 and placed last at the league tournament. Top performers were Lexi Ford (54.00), Tori Lutz (56.18), Kelly McKee (56.55), Brooke Power (58.00), Alex Roelofs (59.92) and Dawn Schoonover (61.70).

Splitting time at first singles were Erica Beimeshe (76, 4-1) and Rebecca Hunt (4-4, 1-2). At second singles were Paige Fath (3-2, 1-1) and Janice Kent (1-4, 0-1), while Emily Alvis (1-6, 0-1) saw time at third singles. Hunt and Fath were 6-1 (3-00 at first doubles, while Nhat Ha Tran and Mercedes Heffron were 7-0 (3-0) at second doubles.



The boys’ team struggled to an 0-7 start and finished the regular season 2-10-3 (2-4-1) and sixth in the FAVC-West. Tyler Hoehn and Taylor Aho each had three goals for the Knights, while Austin Ward and Mikey Young each had two. Other goal-scorers include Justin Carter, Dalton Spears, Alex Loomis. Hoehn led the team with four assists. Northwest opened the postseason Oct. 18 at Walnut Hills. The Lady Knights started


Northwest’s Erin Bates, right, fights for the ball with Turpin’s Ava Biesenbender in the game against Turpin Oct. 16 the year 0-8 before recording an 8-0 victory at Mount Healthy Sept. 21. Northwest was 1-12-3 (1-3-3) entering its regular-season finale at Turpin Oct. 16. The Lady Knights open the postseason Oct. 20 at Mason. Kiara Elliott led the team with eight goals, while Nefertiti Robinson has four and Morgan Sauerwein had three. Kelsea Arvin and Leah

Merritt each added two. Other goal-scorers include Cortney Evans, Ashley Dawson and Isabella Snelling. Ashley Moore had a team-high three assists. Katelynn Hering had an assist of her own.


Northwest finished 8-8 (3-3) and fourth in the FAVC-West.

The Knights started the year 0-4 but went 7-9 the rest of the way to finish the regular season 8-13 overall and 7-7 in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference West division. They defeated league rivals Mount Healthy (twice), Norwood (twice), Winton Woods (twice) and Edgewood to finish fourth in the conference. Northwest opens the postseason Oct. 18 at Loveland. Top performers included Makenzie Luensman, Alexis Murphy, Krystin Overton, Haley Campbell, Monique Ntumba, Mileah Fowler, Lindsay Robertson, Bethany Shepherd, and Hannah Mossman.

McAuley golf team keeps district streak alive By Mark Chalifoux

The McAuley High School golf team qualified for the district tournament for the fifth consecutive year with a team score of 355 in the sectional tournament, good for a fourth-place finish and just three strokes out of third place. Head coach Ernie Petri,

who has had eight district qualifying teams in his 14 years as head coach, said it never gets old seeing the girls accomplish their main goal. “There have been years when tears come to my eyes a little bit when the players are in that jubilant mode,” he said. “It’s pretty much the goal every year and they really have to work hard to accomplish that goal. There

are a lot of talented teams in the area, so to qualify for the district tournament five years in a row speaks to their work ethic.” McAuley (18-6) finished eighth at the district tournament Oct. 13 with a team score of 366, which is close to what Petri expected. “The teams ahead of us from Cincinnati were the teams ranked ahead of us all

season,” he said. “We were ranked seventh in the city and of our six losses this season, five of them came to higher-ranked teams.” The Mohawks were led by a trio of players with similar averages. Seniors Lindsey Decher and Michelle Schmidt and junior Alisha Wellman were all within four strokes of each other for their season totals and they all

had 9-hole averages near 42. Freshman Danielle Dilonardo was the team’s fourth player and sophomore Jena Huber and junior Sarah Buescher rounded out the team. The two seniors were the low scorers for McAuley in the sectional and district tournaments with Wellman near the top as well. Petri said the team was probably the second-best

team he’s ever had in his decade-plus as head coach. “We had one other team that missed going to state by seven strokes and this year we had some good players and they were an easy team to coach,” he said. “We only had six players so we didn’t have to shuffle the lineup and the kids worked hard. I was really pleased with how the season went.”

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October 20, 2010

Colerain, La Salle bring home wins Northwest junior Ron Turner carried 17 times for 129 yards and a touchdown, while senior quarterback Corey Cook was 14-of-20 passing for 231 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran for a score. Both touchdown throws were to senior wideout Melvin Hunter. Northwest is now 0-8 (0-3) on the season. The Knights forfeited previous wins over Finneytown (Aug. 27) and Little Miami (Sept. 10). Information on the forfeits will be forthcoming.

Lakewood St. Edward 20, St. Xavier 3


La Salle senior tailback Matt Farrell was stellar in a 31-21 win over Moeller Oct. 15. He had 24 touches for 166 yards and two touchdowns. Entering Week 8, Colerain was third in the Harbin Ratings behind Middletown and La Salle.

La Salle 31, Moeller 21

The Lancers are on the brink. La Salle (8-0, 2-0) continued its best-ever start with a come-from-behind win over the Crusaders. Senior quarterback Drew Kummer was 16-of-30 for 256 yards for two touchdowns, both of which were hauled in by senior wideout Rodriguez Coleman, who finished with a game-high 104 yards. Senior tailback Matt Farrell

carried 12 times for 70 yards and two touchdowns; he also snagged four passes for 96 yards. Kummer also carried for 70 yards. La Salle outgained Moeller 394-302 and won the turnover battle (2-0). Ben Ingle and Zak Cox each had an interception for the Lancers. La Salle plays at St. Francis De Sales Oct. 22 before closing the regular season at Elder Oct. 29. A win over the Panthers would give La Salle its first outright GCL title in school history. The Lancers shared the title once, in 1995 with Elder.

The Bombers took a 3-0 lead in the first quarter on a 31-yard field goal by Sean Duggan but were shut out thereafter. St. Edward, the fourthranked team in the state, piled up 354 total yards, including 257 on the ground. St. X senior quarterback Griffin Dolle was 13-of-19 for 109 yards and an interception; he also had five carries for 21 yards. Junior tailback Conor Hundley has teamhighs – but season-lows – of 12 carries for 33 yards. Sophomore Kevin Milligan had team-highs of five catches for 37 yards. Defensively, Nathan Gerbus and Steven Daniels combined for three sacks, while Jake Rumpke recorded an interception. St. Xavier (4-4, 1-2) closes the regular season at home against St. Ignatius Oct. 23.

Colerain’s Austin Kyle, a junior, watches to see where his ball lands during the Division I boys’ golf sectional at the Miami Whitewater Golf Course Oct. 6.


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Colerain 56, Princeton 7

One week after surviving a 17-14 scare against Hamilton, the Cardinals (8-0, 5-0) remained unblemished with a drubbing of league-rival Princeton. Colerain led 28-0 through one quarter and tied its season-high in points. Senior Trayion Durham led the way with 21 carries for 122 yards and a touchdown, while senior quarterback Tyler Williams rushed 10 times for 77 yards and a touchdown and was 2-of-3 passing for 73 yards and a score. Junior Chris Mimes had five carries for 88 yards, including a 48-yard touchdown run to open the scoring. Sophomore Chris Davis had three scores, including a 39-yard touchdown reception. As a team, Colerain rushed 62 times for 409 yards – 6.6 yards per carry – and seven touchdowns. Williams has six touchdown tosses on the seaosn. Defensively, Colerain held Princeton to 187 total yards, including -5 yards on the ground. Junior linebacker Steven Ferneding recovered and a fumble, and senior defensive bck Jordan Flueck recorded an interception. Colerain, the top-ranked team in the state, closes the regular season with home games against Sycamore (Oct. 22) and Oak Hills (Oct. 29).

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CCA says thanks

The Colerain Community Association thanks those businesses that donated products which we sold at the Colerain Fire Department “Public Safety Display and Expo” on Oct. 3. This fundraiser enables the CCA to pay for the materials used in the landscaped beds at the major interchanges within the township. Thanks to donors Stehlin’s Meat Market, Butternut-Hostess, Grosebeck BP, Kroger Mount Airy, Kroger Northgate, Meijer, Walgreen Co. and Wal-Mart at the Colerain Towne Center. A special “thank you” goes to the Colerain Fire Department for inviting the CCA to participate. Ken Lohr President, Colerain Community Association Colerain Township

Quality education

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CH@TROOM What are your favorite and least favorite campaign ads this political season? Why? “The very untrue one about Dusty Rhodes “secretly” planning to retire. It is his money that he has paid into the system either directly or as part of his salary. How he uses it or when is nobody’s business.” D. “The Steve Driehaus ads are (were) despicable and full of lies. Was glad to see the national committee write him off and cancel $500k+ of more of his garbage propaganda. When you have no record to run on, sold out your community and your faith - all you can do is throw garbage and tell lies. Will be curious to see where Driehaus ends up after he is voted out of office - he will undoubtedly have some high paying position at the expense of the taxpayers as his payoff for selling out to Pelosi and Obama. Can only hope the new Congress will cut the funding for his job.” N.W.S. “Frankly, I do not have a ‘favorite’ because they all deal with very negative visuals and comments about their opponents. “One is expected to believe that the opposing candidate is personally responsible for all the negative things that have happened on his/her watch, and that, by putting “me” in office “I” will singlehandedly make everything right. “That is not reality. “Every office holder, especially our elected officials in Congress, have had a lot of “help” in failing to fix what is wrong with this country. It is time to do away with the political party slams in the ads. Just tell me specifically what you will do if elected!” T.M.

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dren graduated from Mount Healthy High School with a good education. Our schools have a tax levy on the November ballot that is important to all of us. The teachers in Mount Healthy are talented, hard-working people who really want to help our students. We have an award-winning superintendent who provides quality leadership. Our long-term students do very well on proficiency tests even though the many newcomers do not. Our schools emphasize the “basics,” which I believe is the best curriculum. As a tutor for the last nine years, I have seen our students grow and learn in the Mount Healthy school environment. Passage of the November levy will ensure a quality education for our students. It will help us to keep our best teachers, and allow for enrichment programs such as field trips, smaller class size, newer books, and music and sports programs.

This levy will prevent any decrease in the quality of education. Any cuts in spending will seriously hurt. Our textbooks and curriculum need to be updated, and we need to keep our good teachers by paying a decent salary I am retired and no longer have children in school. Even so, I believe this levy is good for the quality of education and the quality of life in Mount Healthy. Richard Wendt Mount Healthy

Support Ping

I support a local candidate for the 29th House District, Liz Ping. She is well qualified and will focus on what the district wants. She is an education advocate. John Rapach Springfield Township

No tax alarm

Don’t pull the “tax alarm” just yet. As I sat down to write this, I know I will not be in agreement with most readers in Colerain Township, but sometimes you

have to say it anyway. In these economic times, financial belt tightening is essential for survival. I have seen no mention that the fire services we receive have done that. Just the opposite has happened: They put their hand out and we fill it up. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not picking on the men and woman who serve in emergency services, they do a great job, but just because you provide a valuable service doesn’t mean you can’t do it without financial restraint. I’m sure there is fat that can be trimmed in every department without affecting services. But we as citizens have to vote for change and not be bullied or scared into thinking a no vote means you don’t want protection or don’t care about it. If you think about it, just the opposite can take place. If the ones who run the department know we are watching how our tax money is being used or abused, then they like everyone else will be forced to get the most out of what they are

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We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics important to you in The Northwest Press. Include your name, address and phone number(s) so we may verify your letter. Letters of 200 or fewer words and columns of 500 or fewer words have the best chance of being published. All submissions may be edited for length, accuracy and clarity. Deadline: Noon Friday E-mail: northwestpress@community Fax: 853-6220 U.S. mail: See box below Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Northwest Press may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. given. If they really need money why not ask the Colerain Township trustees for some, they have $21 million or so sitting around. Oh wait, that’s another topic. Richard A. Muddiman Colerain Township

Support the Colerain Fire/EMS levy All of us who live in Colerain Township are blessed to have our topnotch firefighters and paramedics who, for several decades, not only have exceeded our expectations for required services, but also have worked tirelessly to improve their fire-fighting and life-saving skills, creating a unique blend of volunteer spirit, professional dedication and maintenance of a well defined management system. Our Colerain Fire Department operates one of the best fire and paramedic training programs in this country, resulting in both quality services to our residents and a cache of excellent supervisor and new recruit candidates for neighboring fire departments. With their demanding recruitment standards, the department prepares highly energetic, physically strong and mentally resilient professionals dedicated to exceptional job performance. The most powerful evidence of their value to the residents and businesses of Colerain Township is

the distinguished C-2 insurance rating. We are one of only 32 political subdivisions in the state of Ohio to have this high rating. Further stated – no politiThomas Hart cal subdivision in Community Ohio has a C-1 ConsiderPress guest rating. ing there are over columnist 1,100 townships and over 400 cities in Ohio, Colerain Township Fire and Paramedics are in the top 1 percent in the state for quality services. What this means financially to each resident and business is the lowest hazard insurance premiums in the state of Ohio. As an example, one insurance company charges a C-2 protected frame construction $100,000 home with a rate of $340 per year and for a $200,000 home a rate of $477 per year. Conversely, a protection C-10

costs $806 and $1,218 per year for the same construction values. We did have C-10 ratings in some areas of the township 30 years ago. The most amazing feat is that they have merited this high-ranking level with little increase in revenue from the year 2000 to 2010. Having audited local governments for over 35 years, I can assure you that despite the shockingly high cost of fire equipment, the Colerain Township Fire department responsibly upholds a schedule of what equipment is needed and in service, what is its life expectancy and what is the estimated cost of replacement. To ensure financial stability, the fire department management has developed a replacement equipment savings program with one exception: In 2001 they borrowed money for 20 years with 11 remaining to pay for a new fire house, three new fire engines, other vehicles and equipment. The annual payment is about $250,000.

Therefore, I can say with absolute certainty that the taxpayers’ money is being spent exclusively for fire and life-saving services. Also, our skillful mechanics carefully maintain the equipment to extend usage to the maximum number of years. At a very reasonable cost, the department has purchased quality used equipment similar to existing equipment as back-up units, providing parts to keep the operational units in serviceable condition. According to the Hamilton County Auditor, the levy will add $52.93 per year on a $100,000 home. Your support and your vote are needed to keep our fire protection C-2 rating, which in turn is providing you the lowest insurance rates in the state of Ohio and assuring you the highest quality fire department service in Colerain Township. Tom Hart is the chairman of the Colerain Fire/EMS Levy Committee.

What kind of smoke detector do you have? Smoke detectors don’t save lives – at least not the most commonly used detectors. In the early 1970’s, less than 10 percent of the homes had smoke detectors. Back then, 8 people died for every 1,000 fires that occurred. Today 95 percent of homes have smoke detectors, however 8 people still die for every 1,000 fires that occur. Seventy percent of fire-related fatalities in Hamilton County are due to smoke inhalation, not the heat or flames. Seventy-five percent of fatalities occur during sleeping hours. Smoke detectors are built with one of two sensors in them. The sensor in the ionization alarm is designed to recognize and alarm in the presence of a flaming fire. It detects the small particles that are suspended in the air which are ionized electrons. These particles are so small you may not even be able to see

or smell them. The ionization detectors utilize a very small amount of a radioactive isotope that emits Alpha radiation. Don’t worry, Capt. Darian unless you are Edwards playing with the detector or inhalCommunity ing the air directly Press guest off of it, the radiacolumnist tion is harmless. The second sensor, which is photoelectric, is designed to recognize and sound an alarm in the presence of a smoldering fire. The photoelectric detector senses the smoke that is produced from smoldering fires or from items such as synthetic materials. The smoke disrupts a light sensor inside the detector and activates the alarm. In a flaming fire, such as a kitchen fire, an ionization detector

goes off about 10 seconds prior to a photoelectric detector. In a smoldering fire, such as electrical or careless smoking, the Photoelectric detector can activate 10, 15, 20, even 30 minutes before an ionization detector goes off, if it even activates at all. Studies have been done by the National Institute of Standards and Testing, National Fire Protection Association, and Texas A&M University, all of which confirm similar findings that Ionization smoke detectors are failing us. Their test results have been shown on multiple television shows and posted on various websites such as Youtube. Many states have banned, or are currently debating the banning of, detectors that use ionization technology. Many of the courts have passed judgment against the detector manufacturers for faulty ionization detectors. The overwhelming majority of the population has ionization

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detectors in their home. Why?, because it is the cheapest in cost. A photoelectric detector costs about twice what the Ionization sells for. Therefore the ionization detector is the cheaper and more economical choice. How do you know which one you have? Look on the back of the detector, if you see an “I” or “radioactive” then its an ionization detector. A photoelectric detector will have a “P” on it. Please provide your family with the proper safety equipment. We buckle our kids into child seats and seat belts; our cars have airbags and bicycle helmets are in common use now. So why not provide your family with the proper smoke detector? Replace your ineffective Ionization detectors with the photoelectric detectors. Colerain Township Fire Capt. Darian Edwards also serves as a public information officer for the department.


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Emma Grace Luckey watched the parade with her parents Chelsea and Richard Luckey.

A Knight in the City

Northwest High School’s 2010 Homecoming, with the theme “A Knight in the City” got off to a good start with a parade to the school that included students from Pleasant Run Middle School and Bevis, Taylor, Pleasant Run and Welch elementary schools. Homecoming wasn’t perfect, though; the Knights lost 17-14 to the Ross Rams.

The Northwest Mighty Knights homecoming parade float laid out a game plan for Northwest.

Pleasant Run Elementary School Principal Joan Farabee and teacher Jeff Anderson headed up the Pleasant Run Elementary parade unit in the Northwest homecoming parade.

Colin Hines, 8, rides behind the tennis team in the parade.


The color guard marches with the Northwest Knights Marching Band in the homecoming parade.

Pleasant Run Middle School eighth grader Christina Greer shows her spirit.

Freshman Nicole Rowland cheers as she walks the parade route.

Dawn Davis, a parent and tutor at Bevis Elementary, walks with the school float.


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Ceramic Bowls by Nancy Blizzard, 8 a.m.5 p.m., Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 7000 Hamilton Ave., Willoughby Art Gallery in Procter Center. New ceramic bowls crafted and painted by the blind artist, Nancy Blizzard. Also, by appointment. 522-3860; North College Hill.


Royal Rounds, 2-4 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, 21 Cromwell Road, Phase III-V round dance club for experienced dancers. Ballroom figures: waltz, two-step, cha cha, rumba, tango and bolero. $6. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 9292427. Greenhills.


Line Dance Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, Dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smoothsoled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 321-6776. Springfield Township.


Halloween Nights, 6-10 p.m., Parky’s Farm, 10037 Daly Road, Non-scary, pirate-themed haunted house, haunted hayrides, synchronized light show to spooky music, 62-foot long blow-up obstacle course, naturalists dressed as Halloween characters and animals with ties to Halloween tales. Campfire for s’mores, snack bar and souvenir booth. Pony rides ages 7 and under $3. Magic of Phil Dalton and Rock Star Cory Kids Rock Show 7, 8 and 9 p.m. $6, free ages 2 and under; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.


Senior Fit Boot Camp, 10-11 a.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, With Kiyoshi Nishime, martial arts teacher. Wear workout clothes and bring water. Ages 55 and up. $5. 7418802; Colerain Township.


Zumba Gold Classes, 9-10 a.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Total body workout for active older adult featuring Latin dance movements of salsa, cha cha, meringue and more. Help improve strength and flexibility. Mary Beth Nishime, instructor. Ages 55 and up. $5. 741-8802. Colerain Township.


Pumpkin Sale, Noon-7 p.m., Northern Hills United Methodist Church, 6700 Winton Road, More than 1,000 pumpkins of varying sizes and prices. Benefits Navajo Reservation in New Mexico. 542-4010. Finneytown. F R I D A Y, O C T . 2 2


Ceramic Bowls by Nancy Blizzard, 8 a.m.5 p.m., Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 522-3860; North College Hill.


Wine Tasting, 5-8 p.m., Piazza Discepoli Wine Merchants & Wine Bar, 5872 Cheviot Road, Includes light hors d’oeuvres. $10. Through Dec. 31. 923-1300; White Oak.


Halloween Nights, 6-10 p.m., Parky’s Farm, $6, free ages 2 and under; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Springfield Township. Mount Healthy Haunted Hall, 8-11 p.m., Mount Healthy Haunted Hall, 7700 Seward Ave., Hall features more than 20 scenes, five tents, backyard areas and one giant vortex. $15 fast pass, $10; $2 discount applied with a canned good donation. Presented by Madonna Council Knights of Columbus. 7291974; Mount Healthy. Pumpkin Patch Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Parky’s Farm, 10037 Daly Road, Includes admission to Playbarn, wagon ride to pumpkin patch and a pumpkin to take home. Pony and wagon rides $2 per ride per person. $6; vehicle permit required. Registration required. 521-3276, ext. 100; Springfield Township.


Pumpkin Sale, Noon-7 p.m., Northern Hills United Methodist Church, 542-4010. Finneytown.


Mentos Rocket Car Race, 7 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave., Music, free concert, racing and free Mentos for everyone. Sign up a team or enter event solo. Get free rocket car kit at the Underground and build your rocket car. Enter race or show your team spirit by creating a car design to win prizes. For high school students. Free. 8258200; or Forest Park.

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Craft Boutique, 4:30-7 p.m., St. Paul United Church of Christ, 5312 Old Blue Rock Road, Holiday and other crafts. 385-9077; Colerain Township.


Fall Fashion Show, 5 p.m., Golden Leaf Baptist Church, 5910 Argus Road, With colorful creations by Linda Love, designer. Fashion show and refreshments. $5, $3 ages 12 and under. 317-5202. College Hill.


Halloween Nights, 6-10 p.m., Parky’s Farm, $6, free ages 2 and under; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Springfield Township. Mount Healthy Haunted Hall, 8-11 p.m., Mount Healthy Haunted Hall, $15 fast pass, $10; $2 discount applied with a canned good donation. 729-1974; Mount Healthy.


German Heritage Museum, 1-5 p.m., German Heritage Museum, 4790 West Fork Road, Two-story 1830 log house furnished with German immigrant memorabilia. Free, donations accepted. Presented by GermanAmerican Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati. 598-5732; Green Township.

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Party by the Green Fundraiser, 6 p.m.-midnight, Orchard Hill Golf Course, 9575 Brehm Road, Clubhouse. Featuring Irish dancing, music, BBQ, beer, wine and reverse raffle. Benefits Northern Ireland/Cincinnati Ulster Project. Free. Presented by Northern Ireland/Cincinnati Ulster Project. 545-4929. Colerain Township.


Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, Includes leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and tree and shrub prunings. Hamilton County residents only. Commercial businesses and landscapers not eligible to participate in this program. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Environmental Services. 946-7755; Green Township. Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, 3800 Struble Road, Includes leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and tree and shrub prunings. Hamilton County residents only. Commercial businesses and landscapers not eligible to participate in this program. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Environmental Services. 946-7755; Colerain Township.


Skirts and Shirts Square Dance Club, 7:30-10 p.m., John Wesley United Methodist Church, 1927 W. Kemper Road, One of Cincinnati’s oldest square dance clubs. Formerly Hayloft Club. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Springfield Township.


Forest Park resident Jalen Dandridge picks out a pumpkin at the Northern Hills United Methodist Church pumpkin sale, which benefits a Navajo reservation in New Mexico. The sale, 6700 Winton Road, has more than 1,000 pumpkins of varying sizes and prices. Sale hours are noon-7 p.m. daily through Oct. 31. For more information, call 542-4010.


Bark Ark in the Park, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Lady Bug Landing. Celebrating the pit bull and responsible ownership. Pit-friendly shelters and rescues with agility and obedience demonstrations, dog “howl-o-ween” costume contest, silent auction, food. Free. Presented by Bark Ark Bully Rescue. 522-6861. Springfield Township.


Rummage Sale, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Paul United Church of Christ, 6997 Hamilton Ave., Miscellaneous items for sale including clothing and collectibles. Free. 931-2205. North College Hill. Pumpkin Sale, Noon-7 p.m., Northern Hills United Methodist Church, 542-4010. Finneytown.


International Combat Events, 8 p.m., Metropolis, 125 Cincinnati Mills Drive, Ice 49. Doors open 7 p.m. Mixed martial arts extreme cage fighting. $25-$50. 759-4488; Forest Park. S U N D A Y, O C T . 2 4


Angels of Mercy Ride and Benefit, 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Rohrer’s Tavern, 418 Three Rivers Parkway, Ride through country roads. Ends at Dew Drop Inn for party, $10. Party includes food, music, raffles, door prizes and more. Ages 21 and up. Benefits SaNyiah Rose’Lynn Memorial Foundation. $20 double, $15 single. Registration required. 3253857; North Bend.


Halloween Nights, 6-10 p.m., Parky’s Farm, $6, free ages 2 and under; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Springfield Township. Mount Healthy Haunted Hall, 7-9 p.m., Mount Healthy Haunted Hall, $15 fast pass, $10; $2 discount applied with a canned good donation. 729-1974; Mount Healthy. Lights Up, 6-6:45 p.m., Mount Healthy Haunted Hall, 7700 Seward Ave., Geared to young children. Treats passed out throughout hall. $5 children, free accompanying adults. Presented by Madonna Council Knights of Columbus. 7291974; Mount Healthy.


Turkey Shoot, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., VFW Post 7340 Charles R. Gailey, 8326 Brownsway Lane, Includes shoots for bacon, pork, spareribs, pork loins, hams and cash. Food and refreshments available for purchase. Family friendly. 521-7340. Colerain Township.


Pumpkin Sale, Noon-7 p.m., Northern Hills United Methodist Church, 542-4010. Finneytown. Shop ‘Til You Drop, 1-5 p.m., Whitaker Elementary School, 7400 Winton Road, Vendors, crafters and raffles. Presented by Finneytown Local School District. 729-0159. Finneytown. M O N D A Y, O C T . 2 5


Unicorners Singles Square Dance Club, 810 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Experienced western style square dancers and round dancers. Singles and couples welcome. $5. 929-2427; Mount Healthy.

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Copper Fundamentals Evening Class, 79:30 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Learn copper enameling fundamentals. Sixweek class. New and intermediate level students. Ages 18 and up. Ages 18 and up. $65, $50 Colerain residents. Registration required by Oct. 25. 741-8802; Colerain Township.


Continentals Round Dance Club, 79:30 p.m., Hilltop United Methodist Church, 1930 W. Galbraith Road, Phase III-V level round dance club. $6. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; North College Hill.


Graduate Information Session, 6-8 p.m., College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road, Seton Center. Attendees meet with representatives from Mount’s graduate programs in education, nursing, organizational leadership, physical therapy and religious studies. Free. Registration required. 2444723. Delhi Township.


North College Hill Senior Center Membership Council Meeting, 11 a.m., North College Hill Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Ave., 521-3462. North College Hill. Zumba Fitness Classes, 7-8 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves creates dynamic workout. Burn calories and learn body-energizing movements. Ages 55 and up. $5. 741-8802. Colerain Township.

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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Round Dancing with D and C, 7-9 p.m., Messiah Lutheran Church, 10416 Bossi Lane, Round Dancing with cuers Dick and Cinda Reinhart. Ballroom figures: waltz, twostep, cha cha, rumba, tango and bolero. $6. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 9292427; Springfield Township. HEALTH / WELLNESS

Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kroger Northgate, 9690 Colerain Ave., 15-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Colerain Township. Mercy Healthy Weight Solutions Information Sessions, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Mercy Hospital Mount Airy, 2446 Kipling Ave., Informational session on surgical and non-surgical options for weight loss and weight management. Free. Presented by Mercy Healthy Weight Solutions. 682-6980; Mount Airy. Morning Mindfulness, 8-9 a.m., Queen City Spine & Rehab Inc., 3557 Springdale Road, Suite B, Informal sessions offer the opportunity to learn more about the health benefits of a mindfulness based meditation and yoga practice. Includes guided practice and alternate between sitting meditation and yoga. Free. 407-3453; Colerain Township.


Cigars and Guitars, 5-10 p.m., Vinoklet Winery and Restaurant, 11069 Colerain Ave., Live music and cigars available for purchase. Full bar with light menu and bocce ball court available. Free. 385-9309; Colerain Township.


Money Moxie: Eliminate Stress, Find Freedom, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Discover tools and develop skills to help control finances so they don’t control you. Free. Reservations required. 931-5777; Finneytown.


Year-Round Gardening, 6:30 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Free Fall Bouquets: How to create beautiful fall bouquets and displays, courtesy of Mother Nature and the White Oak Garden Center. Learn new ideas for planning and maintaining garden throughout the year. Adults only. With White Oak Garden Center staff. Free. 385-3313; Monfort Heights. PROVIDED

The USS Nightmare has returned to Newport for its 19th haunting season. Built on a real working steamboat, the USS Nightmare houses the river’s most notorious spirits and with 2010 brings new twists and turns to the tour with 30 minutes of bone-chilling fright as visitors meander through eerie rooms and corridors. Tours are Wednesday through Sunday until Oct. 31. Regular show times are 7-11 p.m. weekdays and Sunday, and 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Tour not recommended for children. Ages 10 and under with adult. $20 RIP express, $16. Online discounts include family four-pack for $48 and Wednesday six-pack for $60. Visit for more information or call 859-802-5826.


Job Search Seminar, 1:30-3 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Cincinnati career coach Dana Glasgo, speaks on “Everything You Want to Know about Interviewing.” Weekly speakers. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.


Cincinnati Ballet presents Tchaikovsky’s ballet fairytale “The Sleeping Beauty,” Friday, Oct. 22, through Sunday, Oct. 24, at Music Hall. In celebration of the ballet’s return to Music Hall, a never-before-seen set will be unveiled for the third act. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $30-$80. “The Sleeping Beauty’s Pajama Party” at Music Hall’s Corbett Tower is 12:30-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 and Sunday, Oct. 24. Young audience members can enjoy dance, crafts and treats at this preperformance luncheon. Tickets are $40 or $70 for the party and performance package. Call 513-621-5282 or visit


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What talents lie behind the masks we wear? out of sight in the shadow part of our personality as best we can. Our parents and teachers didn’t like them. Nor are we proud of them. Trouble comes when we deny they’re there. But we also have some very positive talents we may keep hidden. Why do we hide them? Because we’re afraid we might be called upon to use them, or in using them risk embarrassment, and sometimes we just don’t want to expend the energy to carry them out. Some of us keep out wonderful traits covered by our persona. I think of very ordinary looking Susan Boyle blowing the judges and the public away when she sang on “Britain’s Got Talent.” Civilized society, however, depends on the use of personas. We expect interactions between people to be carried out through their personal or professional persona. It helps us know who we’re dealing with. The little boy at the front door was not really a lion, and the little girl not really a princess. To wear a costume and mask to a party feels freeing because it reminds us and others that there is a lot more to us than the familiar persona we have. It’s said we humans die having used only about 20 percent of our potential. Actors and actresses must

It is time adjust our masks and come to know ourselves better, who we are, and bring out some of the golden and talented parts of our personality. be partially drawn to their careers by the opportunity to explore other aspects of their person and receive acclaim for it. It’s an interesting observation that we Christians have created a persona/ mask for Jesus Christ. He is expected to wear a less human mask than ours, though he became one of us. At the wedding feast in Cana some actually find it difficult to think of him as drinking real wine, laughing

writes: “When it’s over, if I have made of my like something particular, and real, I don’t want to find myself sighing and frightened, or full of argument. I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.


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out loud, joining in a dance, or being humorous. The mask we’ve assigned him is always somber, serious, frowning in disapproval, or telling someone to shape up. He can’t be too human, we conclude. Especially for adults, the second half of life is like the day after Halloween. It is time adjust our masks and come to know ourselves better, who we are, and bring out some of the golden and talented

parts of our personality. After our children are raised our truest and best selves need to be coaxed forth. The dark parts of our personality must be acknowledged, contained and moderated. But talent wants out. If we’ve always dreamed of painting, singing, coaching, dancing, composing poetry or music, teaching or caring for others in their need, now’s the time. As poet Mary Oliver


It was Halloween. A woman opened her door and said to the little boy costumed as a lion, “My, you look so fierce!” He growled a n d clawed the air with Father Lou his left Guntzelman paw. T h e Perspectives next doorbell ringer was a little girl dressed as a princess. The woman told her “You’re so pretty, you look like Princess Diana used to look.” When we put on a mask or costume, whether we’re a child or adult, something inside us is unleashed. It’s tantalizing to imagine ourselves in another role. In a way, we already own a mask we wear daily over our real self’s face. It serves as a protection and helps us socially. Psychologically it’s called our persona. Without a persona/mask we feel too vulnerable, too easily known, and too easily rejected. There are parts of us that, quite understandingly, others would not like if they saw – perhaps unbridled anger, selfishness, cruelty, a dysfunctional sexual appetite, various addictions or laziness. These aspects are kept

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October 20, 2010

There’s no trick to making easy Halloween treats Of course, I have my I love putalter ego, my friendly ting pumpwitch, holding court with kins and jack-o-lanterns outside the g o u r d s back door. around the huge bunch of corn stalks Ultimate caramel corn that Frank, I tasted my first batch my husband, Rita of this years ago when ties together Heikenfeld friend Bert brought some in the garden over. I was so impressed for HalRita’s kitchen that this crunchy treat loween. could be made at home. We also let the kids “It’s a Beverly Nye arrange more pumpkins and recipe,” Bert told me. (Lots of gourds on top of the straw you remember Bev – our bale near the outhouse. area’s first food star). She

lives in Utah and is busy with food, family and friends. Bev makes a fun and unique line of homemade cards – you can e-mail her at She’d love to hear from you. Here’s my adaptation of Bev’s recipe. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. 14 cups popped corn 3 cups mixed salted or unsalted nuts 2 sticks butter 2 cups dark brown sugar



⁄2 cup light corn syrup ⁄4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon vanilla 1 ⁄2 teaspoon baking soda Optional but good: 2 cups candy corn and/or black and orange M&Ms 1

To avoid sticking, use vegetable spray to coat both inside of large bowl, cookie sheets and spoons that you will use. Put popcorn and nuts in bowl. Set aside. Over medium heat, bring to a boil everything but the soda. Boil five minutes. Add baking soda and stir. Pour over popcorn mixture, stirring well to coat. Pour onto two or three sprayed cookie sheets. Bake one hour, stirring every 15 minutes to distribute coating. Let cool to allow coating to harden, add candy, and then store at room temperature, covered.

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4 green apples 1 cup of chunky peanut butter 1 ⁄2 cup of chopped peanuts (optional) 1 ⁄2 cup of Rice Krispies 1 ⁄4 cup of raisins

Cut the apples into quarters and remove the core, leaving it hollow for the filling. Mix the peanut butter, chopped peanuts, cereal and raisins. Spoon them into the apple hollows. Looks like bugs, and kids just love it.

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⁄2-inch thickness (this is so shell won’t collapse) and save seeds for roasting. Put shell and top on sprayed cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees about 20 minutes or just until tender. Don’t overbake or shell will be to weak to hold chili. Fill with favorite chili. Before serving, spoon spaghetti strands on top and let hang over for “worms.” Shell can be made several days in advance and rewarmed before filling.

Roasted pumpkin seeds

Clean and dry seeds. Toss with olive oil and any seasoning you like: sea salt, Southwestern spice, whatever. Bake at 350 degrees until toasted, about 20 minutes.

Praline crunch snack mix

Lee Ochs, director of Jungle Jim’s cooking school, shared this recipe when I was prepping for a class. It was absolutely addictive. The staff kept coming back for “just a little more.” Here’s my adaptation.

16 oz. box oatmeal squares cereal 2 cups pecans, lightly toasted and coarsely chopped (or your favorite nuts) 1 ⁄2 cup dark or light brown sugar, firmly packed 1 ⁄2 cup light corn syrup 1 ⁄2 stick (4 tablespoons) butter 1 tablespoon vanilla 1 ⁄2 teaspoon each: baking soda and salt 2 teaspoons cinnamon Preheat oven to 250. Spray a cookie sheet with sides or a 9-by-13 pan. Combine cereal and nuts in large sprayed bowl and set aside. Either on the stove or in microwave, combine sugar, syrup and butter. Bring to a boil and stir in vanilla, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Pour over cereal mixture and stir to coat. Pour onto cookie sheet and bake 45 minutes to one hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool completely and break into pieces. Store at room temperature. Makes eight cups.

Tips from Rita

Keep those jack-olanterns from shriveling: Keep your carved creation looking unpuckered by mixing 2 tablespoons vinegar and a teaspoon of lemon juice into 3 cups of water. Brush over carved areas. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.


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REUNIONS Western Hills High School Class of 1970 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; is looking for missing classmates. Classmates should sent contact information to Bill Rothan or Sue Wilson at, or call 2872341. The reunion is planned for early October of this year. The Woodward High School Class of 1960 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; will celebrate its 50th Reunion in October. Classmates, or those who know 1960 graduates, please contact Bill Miller at Oak Hills High School Class of 1980 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; is having its 30th reunion from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 23 at Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg, Ind. Tickets are $30 for singles or $50 for couples in advance. Day of reunion they will be $40/$60. For information contact 1980ohhs30threunion@gmail. com or visit the blog at http:// Our Lady of Angels Class of 1980 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; will celebrate its 30th Reunion at 7 p.m. Oct. 30, at a casual gathering at the Century Inn in Woodlawn. E-mail or see the OLA Facebook page for information. The Central Baptist High School Class of 2000 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; is planning a reunion for early fall this year. The group is looking for the following missing classmates: Roger Brinson, Nick Risch, Jessica Havlick, Penny Major and Abby Morgan. Anyone who knows how to get in touch with these classmates, please e-mail, or visit the class Facebook group titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Central Baptist Class of 2000 Reunion HQ.â&#x20AC;? More details about the reunion are forthcoming. Northwest High School Class of 1980 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; will celebrate its 30th reunion, 812 p.m. Nov. 5, at Receptions 5975 Boymel Dr., Fairfield, OH 45014. The event will be $30 per person. For more information, please e-mail Sally Demmler at as soon as possible. Classmates from â&#x20AC;&#x2122;79 and â&#x20AC;&#x2122;81 are also welcome to attend. Reading High School Class of 1970 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; is having another reunion on Saturday, Nov. 13. The group is trying to find current information on: Glen Bain, Mike Benz, Mary Ann (Burden) Boso, Debbie Decker, Fred Deranger, Donald Friend, Carol Gusse, Rose Higgins, Tim King, Debbie Montgomery, John Nelson, Steve Norman, Karen Pace, Donna Ponchot, Rufus Runyan, Patti (Sand) Payne, Dan Stephens, Barb (Thieman) Stall, John Ross Thomas, and Cathy (Wilson) Wall. Please contact Vicki (Cutter) Brown at if you have any information. St. Dominic Class of 1973 reunion â&#x20AC;&#x201C; is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 27, beginning with Mass at 4:30 p.m., followed by a tour of the school and a gathering in O'Connor Hall at St. Dominic Church. Call Jim Shea at 257-3112 ( e-mail or Marcia Fields Buelterman at 451-7611 (e-mail for information or to make a reservation. A special invitation is extended to students who attended St. Dominic grade

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Cincinnati Park Board – is partnering with Disney to provide service projects to the community. Volunteering in a park for a day will earn volunteers a one-day pass to either Disney World or Disneyland. Visit to register for the “Give a Day Get a Disney Day” program by searching on the website for Cincinnati Parks. Sign up for an opportunity and serve six hours in a neighborhood park, nature center of green space. Then, give a day of service

to Cincinnati Parks by volunteering for one of the approved opportunities. As many as eight passes will be given per family, an $80 value per person. Ticket must be used by Dec. 15. Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden – needs volunteers in the volunteer education program. Volunteers will receive training, invitations to special events and a monthly newsletter, among other benefits. There are numerous volunteer opportunities now available, including: “Ask Me” Station Program, Slide Presenters Program, Tour Guide Pro-


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Members of the College of Mount St. Joseph’s Habitat for Humanity Club scrub their way through a Sept. 18 fundraiser along Delhi Road. Form left, Gina Dobell and Heidi Knuf, both of Colerain Township; and Bridget Kent, Delhi Township, said they were raising money for the club’s spring service trip. ling invasive species, taking care of the tree and shrub collection. They are also looking for a volunteer, or volunteers, to help with the hybrid tea roses. New volunteers join the volunteer docents who are ambassadors for the cemetery and arboretum. Information sessions, conducted the last Saturday and first Wednesday of each month, will explain the volunteer opportunities. Sessions are at 10 a.m. in the Historic Office, just inside the main entrance to the cemetery. For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Whitney Huang, Spring Grove horticulturist at 853-6866. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum is the nation’s second-largest cemetery and arboretum which consists of 730 acres. Spring Grove serves the Cincinnati area but has welcomed visitors from all over of the world. As part of the arboretum, more than 1,200 plants are labeled and serve as a reference for the public. Spring Grove is looking for volunteers to help maintain specialty gardens,

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Change a life – Volunteer to tutor an adult with low-level literacy skills or GED preparation. Call 621-READ. Cincinnati Reads – a volunteer tutoring program working with K-4 students in Cincinnati Public Schools. Volunteers receive free training to work one-on-one with children who are struggling to read. Call

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UNITED METHODIST Mt Healthy United Methodist Church

Corner of Compton and Perry Streets 931-5827 Sunday School 8:45 - 9:45am Traditional Worship 10:00 - 11:00am Contemporary Worship 11:30 - 12:30 Healing Service, last Sunday of the month at 5 pm "Come as a guest. Leave as a friend".

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RUMPKE, Harry A. Sr. Beloved husband of Mary Joan Rumpke (nee Frey),who would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Dec 30th.




one meetings with therapists. The Dunhams, and other families like them, never know what they’ll face from one day to the next. Children and teens affected by mental illness struggle with behavioral and mood changes on a regular basis. “These kids cycle a lot, and they’re in and out of the hospital,” said Susan Pahner, RHC’s vice president of program services. “A big goal of this program is to stabilize placement for them, and keep them from going in and out of the hospital.” Before clients begin services at the center, staff conduct in-depth assessments to identify what kinds of services youth and their families need most. For some kids, it’s anger management. For others, it might be learning to bathe on their own or make a snack by themselves. RHC operates group homes and supported housing for people affected by developmental disorders and mental illness in Hamilton and Butler counties. The respite center can house five children or teens for a weekend. Eventually, staff hope to expand the program to seven days a week. The center was set up in cooperation with Hamilton Choices, which contracts with Hamilton County to coordinate care for children and teens with mental health problems. Other funding comes from private grants and scholarships, including a $150,000 startup grant from the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, and Medicaid. For the Dunhams, Wyatt’s time at the center means a little more breathing room for the adults – and a lot fewer meltdowns for Wyatt, who’s learning to get along with other kids much better, Dunham said. “It’s helping him stay out of the hospital,” she said. “It’s just been a big help for us.”

Loving father of Harry (Joyce) Rumpke, Denise Corhn, Greg (Kim) Rumpke, Mary (John) Koebbe and Jenny (Leo) Minges. Devoted grandfatherof 22 and great grandfather of 24. Father-in-law of the late Richard Fleming. Dear brother of Ted (Carol) Rumpke, Millie (Don) Henke and the late John (Ruth Ann) Ben, Jim (Betty), Milton Rumpke and Marian Henke. Brother -in -law of Bonnie (Bill), Charlene (Jack) Meyers and the late Donna (Lou) Listermann. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Harry was a longtime member of the Vintage Car Club of Cincinnati. He died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on October 13, 2010 at the age of 81. Visitation will take place at St. John the Baptist Church 5361 Dry Ridge Rd., Cincinnati 45252, Saturday October 16th from 8:30AM until 10:45AM with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11AM. Interment will take place at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Timothy James Rumpke Foundation, which benefits the Children’s Hospital Heart Institute, P.O. Box 53778 Cincinnati, OH 45253. Condolences to

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Worship 10:30 am Sunday School: 9:20 am Traditional Service and Hymnbook


UNITED METHODIST Christ, the Prince of Peace United Methodist Church 10507 “Old” Colerain Ave (513) 385-7883 Rev. Meghan Howard, Pastor Church School for all ages 9:15am Worship 10:30am - Nursery Available “Small enough to know you, Big enough to care”

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Northminster Presbyterian Church 703 Compton Rd., Finneytown 931-0243 Transforming Lives for Jesus Christ Sunday Worship Schedule Traditional Services: 8:00 & 10:15am Contemporary Services: 9:00 & 11:30am Student Cafe: 10:15am Childcare Available Jeff Hosmer & Nancy Ross- Zimmerman - Pastors


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A new Monfort Heights center aims to give parents a break from the daily demands of caring for special-needs children and teens. And while parents are getting a break, their children can get extra help learning how to better manage their symptoms. RHC’s Children’s Respite Support Center recently celebrated its grand opening. The center offers therapeutic services for children diagnosed with both developmental disorders, such as autism or Down syndrome, and mental illness. Wyatt Dunham, 10, has been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, ADHD and schizoaffective disorder, a psychiatric disorder that includes mood swings, delusions and hallucinations. “Before he was 2, I knew he would have struggles,” said his mother, Tammy Dunham of Elmwood Place. Wyatt has been hospitalized several times, both for trying to hurt himself and for trying to hurt others, Dunham said. “He has a lot of anger issues. That’s how he displays depression,” she said. He doesn’t handle frustration well, and he’s not good with surprises. “He needs to be on a very rigid schedule. He has to have a very rigid structure to his day,” Dunham said. Small things – waiting longer in line at the supermarket than expected, or a last-minute trip to the store – can trigger a meltdown. The respite center opened in January, and Wyatt’s been there two weekends a month. For Dunham, it means being able to go to the store and run errands without worrying about how Wyatt will react. And Wyatt gets to spend time learning how to better deal with his anger, both in group sessions and one-on-


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Kara McClellan, born 1978, domestic violence, 5877 Pameleen Court, Oct. 5. William A. Bell, born 1971, drug possession, 5221 Colerain Ave., Oct. 5. Emmett Williams, born 1952, drug possession, 5375 Bahama Terrace, Oct. 6. Richard Godfrey, born 1980, drug possession, 5375 Bahama Terrace, Oct. 6. Terry Lindsey, born 1972, obstructing official business, 2353 Harrywood Court, Oct. 6.

Incidents/reports Burglary

5123 Colerain Ave. No. 11, Oct. 1.


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Georffrey Barrow, 44, 2336 Kenton Drive, theft at 9501 Colerain Ave., Sept. 24. Brian Carrier, 20, 2566 Topeka , theft, possession of marijuana at 3711 Stone Creek, Sept. 22. Aaron Carter, 33, 7238 Boleyn Drive, disorderly conduct at 7238 Boleyn Drive, Sept. 25. James Donahue, 26, 3295 Rinda Lane, failure to inform officer at 3295 Rinda Lane, Sept. 26. Ashley Ferrarcelli, 21, 3396 Gayheart Court, disorderly conduct at 2296 Gayheart Court, Sept. 25. Mario Ledford, 28, 1668 River Road, drug possession at 2510 Pippin

Road, Sept. 22. Fenare Mascos, 19, 3838 Applegate Drive, theft at 9775 Colerain Ave., Sept. 22. Cedric Roberson, 46, 2924 Banning Road, open container at 8536 Colerain Ave., Sept. 26. Eric Robinson, 21, 2916 Bentbrook Lane, theft at 9505 Colerain Ave., Sept. 24. Christopher Stamper, 28, 9126 Trinidad, disorderly conduct at 8420 Jackies Drive, Sept. 26. Timothy Tomalsend, 42, 4424 Decoursey Ave., theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., Sept. 24. Kiare Whittaker, 18, 1201 Toluca Court, theft at 9531 Colerain Ave., Sept. 25. Juvenile Male, 16, , vehiclular vandalism at 8581 Cheviot Road, Sept. 24.

Reports/Incidents Aggravated robbery

Victim threatened by knife and scooter valued at $50 removed at 3400 Clippard Park Drive, Sept. 23.

Criminal damaging

Vehicle window damaged at 5506 Hubble Road, Sept. 20. Picnic table removed at 2941 W. Galbraith Road, Sept. 13.

Domestic violence

Male reported at Creekview Ave., Sept. 16. Female reported at Impala Drive, Sept. 25.


Victim threatened at 3326 W. Galbraith Road, Sept. 14. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 10240 Colerain Ave., Sept. 15. Jewelry of $1,430 removed at 3272 W. Galbraith Road, Sept. 26.

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Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 9191 Roundtop Road, Sept. 27. Generator vlaued at $299.99 removed at 7845 Colerain Ave., Sept. 24. Sign wanted at 9870 Pippin Road, Sept. 24. Cds valued at $525 removed at 9470 Haddington Court, Sept. 24. Currency of $183.81 removed at 9920 Colerain Ave., Sept. 23. Boxes and remotes of unknown value removed at 9993 Sturgeon Lane, Sept. 16. Cigarettes valued at $5.35 removed at 5863 harrison Ave., Sept. 16. $18 in merchandise removed at 10212 Colerain Ave., Sept. 13. Debit card removed at 9452 Pippin Road, Sept. 13. Various appliances removed at 9747 Stadia Drive, Sept. 14. Purse and currency of unknown value removed at 9651 Colerain Ave., Sept. 15. Gym bag and contents of unknown valuer emoved at 4161 Eddystone Drive, Sept. 19.

GREEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

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ColerainTownship Police Officer Andrew Demeropolis recieves the Community Service Award Oct. 14 during the 6th Annual “Beyond the Call” public safety recognition service at Cincinnati Christian University. The service recognizes regional police, fire, and EMT public safety workers. Suspect threw door open, causing doorknob to puncture hole in drywall at Physicians Health Source at 3328 Westbourne Drive, Oct. 4. Door and fender damaged on vehicle at 5572 Bridgetown Road, Oct. 5. Siding damaged on home at 6469 Green Oak Drive, Oct. 8. Window broken on home at 5960 Colerain Ave. No. 4, Oct. 10.

Domestic dispute

Argument between man and woman at Woodhaven, Oct. 1. Argument between family members at Faycrest Drive, Oct. 6. Argument between family members at Ebenezer Road, Oct. 9. Argument between parent and child at Roseann Lane, Oct. 10.


Two video games stolen from home at 3928 Virginia Court, Oct. 1. GPS stolen from vehicle at 5454 Bluesky Drive, Oct. 1. Vehicle stolen from in front of home at 5244 Ponce Lane, Oct. 2. Four gold chains and a rosary stolen from home at 5350 Lee’s Crossing Drive No. 8, Oct. 2. Cell phone stolen from customer service counter at Kroger at 5830 Harrison Ave., Oct. 2. Wallet and contents stolen from victim when left behind at Scallywag Tag at 5055 Glencrossing Way, Oct. 3. Pair of pants stolen from home at 5350 Lee’s Crossing Drive No. 6, Oct. 4. Diamond ring and silver bracelet stolen from home at 7474 Bridgepointe Drive, Oct. 5. Television and wall mount stolen from home at 2938 Topichills Drive, Oct. 6. Wallet and contents stolen from home at 3684 Lakewood Drive, Oct. 6. Money, cell phone and MP3 player stolen from vehicle at 3008 Carroll Ave., Oct. 6. Unknown number of watches stolen from Dillard’s at 6290 Glenway Ave., Oct. 7. Purse and contents stolen from vehicle at 5572 Bridgetown Road, Oct. 8. Two camera lenses, light meter and two lens hoods stolen from Western Hills Photo and Hobby at 6319 Glenway Ave., Oct. 8. Purse and contents stolen from vehicle at 5274 Crookshank Road, Oct. 8. Debit card stolen from home at 3632 Summerdale, Oct. 9. Victim paid suspect to repair vehicle and suspect took the engine and has yet to return it or perform the work for which the victim paid at 3276 Diehl Road, Oct. 9. Pair of shoes stolen from Meijer at 6550 Harrison Ave., Oct. 9. Cell phone and USB cable stolen from Meijer at 6550 Harrison Ave., Oct. 9.

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Reggie Winbush, 20, 2538 Ontario St., drug trafficking at Compton Road & Zodiac Drive, Oct. 4. Jorden Costello, 27, 1302 Compton Road, domestic violence at 1302 Compton Road, Oct. 10. Juvenile, domestic violence at Lotushill Drive, Oct. 10. Kim Ficke, 43, 1613 Acreview Drive, domestic violence at 1613 Acreview Drive, Oct. 10. Denerio Ferguson, 18, 8975 Daly Road, theft, criminal trespassing at 8400 block of Winton Road, Oct. 8. Carrie Schille, 23, 1402 Hazelgrove Drive, drug paraphernalia at 1402 Hazelgrove Drive, Oct. 9. Joni Carson, 28, 344 Ridgeway St., disorderly conduct while intoxicated at Vine Street, Oct. 9. Juvenile, carrying deadly weapon (knife) at Adams Road, Oct. 8. Billy Davidson, 47, 5411 Hunter Drive, receiving stolen property at 900 block of Spruceglen Drive, Oct. 8. Lisa Grace, 40, no address given, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 10900 block of Hamilton Avenue, Oct. 8. Juvenile, disorderly conduct at Meredith & Tanbark drives, Oct. 6. Two juveniles, disorderly conduct at Balboa Drive, Oct. 6. Juvenile, underage alcohol possession, disorderly conduct at Adams Road, Oct. 6. Juvenile, disorderly conduct at Adams Road, Oct. 6. Steven Ward, 19, 10922 Birchridge Drive, burglary at 2000 block of Mistyhill Drive, Oct. 5.

Incidents/reports Aggravated robbery

Money taken at 1051 North Bend Road, Oct. 8. Burglary Money taken at 6304 Witherby Ave., Oct. 8. TV taken at 8971 Daly Road, Oct. 8. Video game equipment, TV taken at 8633 Daly Road, Oct. 6.

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Vehicle damaged at 1280 Madeleine Circle, Oct. 7.


Purse taken at 8400 block of Winton Road, Oct. 8.


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Paige Marie Cullum, 19, died Oct. 8. Survived by son Tanner Love; boyfriend Kyle Love; father John (Liz) Cullum; siblings John, Craig Cullum, Shawn Baker; grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by mother Mickey Cullum. Cullum Services were Oct. 14 at Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to the Tanner Love Trust Fund at any Fifth Third Bank.

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Charles Flick

Charles P. Flick, 90, died Oct. 10. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. Survived by siblings Joseph, Robert, Mary Rose (Burnham) Flick; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Ferdinand, Gertrude Flick, siblings Ferdinand Jr., Frank, Bernard, Thomas, Margaret (Enderle), Gertrude, Julia Flick. Services were Oct. 13 at St. Ignatius of Loyola. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.


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1540 Ambrose Ave.: Lovdal, Lisa M. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $16,000. 6681 Daly Road: Seibert, Earl W. Tr. to Williams, Jenine M.; $88,000. 1207 Groesbeck Road: Sommerville, Robert L. to Midfirst Bank; $51,874. 5300 Hamilton Ave.: Greene, Ernest C. Jr. and Cheryl B. to Hall, Laura A.; $75,000. 5466 Hamilton Ave.: Spring Valley Bank to RP Malone LLC; $480,000. 1451 Hillcrest Road: Spring Valley Bank to RP Malone LLC; $480,000. 6242 Cary Ave.: Schmidt, Kimberly J. and Blake P. to U.S. Bank NA Tr.; $68,000. 5300 Hamilton Ave.: Book, Wilbur to Merryman, Mary E.; $80,000. 1135 Wionna Ave.: Smith, Juanita to Mason, Janice M.; $114,900. 1909 Bluebell Drive: Shaw, G. Jerry Tr. and Barbara E. Tr. to ShawBlack Industries LLC; $94,500. 1660 Llanfair Ave.: Weathers, William M. Jr. to Danner, Sara and Milan Dukic; $125,000. 1573 Reid Ave.: Ault, Ruth B. to Calendine, Brian A.; $86,950. 1301 Cedar Ave.: Baba, Aaron to Quadrant Residential Capital II LLC; $26,000. 1523 North Bend Road: Thunderhorn Investment LLC to Johnson, Theodore R. and Kelly P. HawkinsJohnson; $80,000.

Betty L. to Wissel, Raymond C.; $257,000. 6120 Daleview Road: Kramer, Erik to Federal National Mortgage Association; $66,000. 4483 Ebenezer Road: Barnett, Bonnie to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $72,000. 3332 Emerald Lakes Drive: Harney, Melissa A. and Joelinda Thompson to Harney, Melissa A.; $59,950. 2075 Faycrest Drive: Rompies, Richard to Seal, Elizabeth; $115,900. 6090 Garden View Court: Remick, Cynthia to Allen, Michael D. and Summer A.; $347,500. 3619 Hader Ave.: Tebbe, Andrew and Nicole M. to Fifth Third Mortgage Co.; $102,000. 5422 Karen Ave.: First Value Investments Inc. to Shouse, Shawna; $103,000. 5631 Leumas Drive: Tristate Holdings LLC to Newsom 401k; $49,900. 5631 Leumas Drive: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to Tristate Holdings LLC; $44,000. 7275 Pickway Drive: Hudson, Carol J. Tr. to Funk, James P. and Nanci E.; $173,500. 2321 Quail Run Farm Lane: Huffman, Donald L. II Tr. to Swink, Thomas E. and Amy M.; $455,000. 4310 Regency Ridge Court: Bischof, Joseph A. Tr. and Rita R. Tr. to Johnson, Barbara S.; $90,000. 5436 Sarahs Oak Drive: Acton, James D. and Elise A. to Murphy, Christopher P. and Kristi L.; $232,000. 2157 South Road: Baker, Christine L. to Miller, David E. and Denise M.; $308,000. 3845 Springoak Drive: Walpole, Jamie M. to Hoffman, Braden A. and Ruth A.; $178,000. 7157 Tressel Wood Drive: Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Roebel, Julie M. and Christopher T. Banner; $275,540. 9660 Adair Court: Smith, Patricia A. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $56,000. 9303 Comstock Drive: Langworthy, John G. to Ball, Lisa M.; $99,000. 10039 Crusader Drive: Strong Properties LLC to Mihta Properties LLC; $46,500. 9796 Dunraven Drive: Strong Properties LLC to Mihta Properties LLC; $27,100. 9983 Fernhaven Court: J & M Investment Properties LLC to Gerbus Remodeling Inc.; $48,900.



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From B9 great-grandchildren Angel York, Jasmine, Jessica Bennett, Joshua, Bailey Guynn, Bradley, Jacob Allgeier, Isabella Paganelli, Riley, Zachary Blagg, Ethan Thomas, Merrick Johnson; great-great-grandson Evan Hill; brother Lou Bauer. Preceded in death by husband Raymond Goldsmith. Services were Oct. 13 at Queen of Peace Church. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905.

Robert Goodfriend

Robert Lee Goodfriend, 78, died Oct. 8. He worked in inventory control for Setco. He was a Navy veteran of Korea. Survived by wife Marilyn Goodfriend; children Dan (Marty), Dave (Lori) Goodfriend, Debby (Ron) Scott, Diane (Doug) Reinshagen; grandchildren Amy, Christie, Holly, Danielle, Jamie, Andy, Leslie, Alexis, Kylie; great-grandchildren Keegan, Declan, Avery, Owen, Oliver. Services were Oct. 13 at St. John’s Westminster Union Church. Arrangements by Radel Funeral


October 20, 2010 Home. Memorials to: Ruth Lyons Children’s Fund, P.O. Box 59 Cincinnati, OH 45201.

Dede Hallbauer

Mary Louise "Dede" Miller Hallbauer, 93, Western Hills, died Oct. 7. She was a homemaker Survived by daughter Beverly (David) Polley; grandchildren Steven Polley, Deanna (Jason) Geer; brother Dick (Sis) Miller; sister-in-law Evie Miller; five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Irvin Hallbauer. Services were Oct. 12 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Betty Hiles

Betty L. Hiles, 70, Colerain Township, died Oct. 7. She was a secretary at the Hamilton County Court House. Survived by son Eddie Hiles; sister-in-law Marilyn Fagaly; one niece and two nephews. Services were Oct. 11 at Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263.

Eunice Hodge

Eunice McGrady Hodge, 87, died Oct. 7. Survived by children Rose (Vern) Duggins, Irvin “Wink” (Mary), Ray (Kathy), Donnie (Sherry), Darlene Hodge, Carol (Dan) Naylor, Vera Jean (Chuck) Waite; grandchildren Tina, Mona, Jim, Hodge Marsha, Mike, Tim, Kari, Dwayne, Keith, Casey, Mark, Henry, Lorenda, Donnie, Holly, Ginny, Alex, Mike; siblings Esther Crabtree, Elmer, Bert McGrady; sister-in-law Susan Perkins; 34 greatgrandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Richard “Dick” Hodge, children Anna Haddix, Robert “Buck” Hodge, sisters Edith (James) Hodge, Effie Roth. Services were Oct. 11 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home.

Anna Mae Kesse

Anna Mae Bleh Kesse, 77, Colerain Township, died Oct. 10. Survived by husband Harry Kesse; children Harry (Sue), Erich,

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John Nicholas Lasch, 80, North College Hill, died Oct. 11. He was an Army veteran of Korea. Survived by wife Martha; children Theresa (Rick) Underwood, John (Sue) Lasch); grandchildren Michael (Katie), Richard (Anna) Underwood, Sarah (Eric) Looney, Jennifer, Brittni Lasch; four great grand-children. Preceded in death by his parents, brothers Nick, Joe and Carl. Services were Oct. 15 at St. Margaret Mary. Arrangements by Neidhard-Gillen Funeral Home.

Richard MacDonald

Richard V. MacDonald, 77, White Oak, died Oct. 13. Survived by children Patrick (Luanne), Timothy (Angie), Brendan MacDonald, Maureen (Ron) Redler, Colleen Lee, Bethiah (Gary) Hurd; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Elizabeth MacDonald. Services were Oct. 18 at St. Ignatius of Loyola. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to the St. Jude Shrine, EWTN Christian Radio Station or Humane Society.

Vicki Meyer

Vicki Jones Meyer, 58, died Oct. 10. Survived by husband Greg Meyer; children Jodi (Steve) Schulten, Matthew (Stephanie), P.J. (Candice) Meyer; grandchildren Cassie, Tyler, Jack, Madison, A.J., Drew; six siblings. Services were Oct. 14 at St. Jude Church. Arrangements by MihovkRosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association, Meyer’s Marchers Team, or Cheering for Charity Foundation.

Mattie Miller

Mattie Sinclair Miller, 98, Green Township, died Oct. 13. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Olas (Margie), Ronald (Norma) Miller, Opal (the late Jewel) Bolton, Carol (Philip) Waddle, Patricia (Mel) Karnes; Miller siblings Hollis, Arvis Sinclair, Velma Horton; 21 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Lilburn Miller, daughter Olene (the late Philip) Drew, brother Everett Sinclair. Services were Oct. 16 at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home.

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Janet Ward Lawlor Romer, Springfield Township, formerly of Greenhills, died Sept. 28. She was a member Daughters of the American Revolution, John Reily Chapter, and the American Legion Hugh Watson Post 530 Auxiliary, a docent for the Christian Waldschmidt Homestead and Camp Dennison Civil War Museum, and co-moderator of Readers Theatre class, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Raymond Walters College, University of Cincinnati. Survived by husband Lawrence Romer; children Fredrica (Michael Lavoie) Lawlor, Gloria (Denny) Murray, Timothy (Marianne) Lawlor; grandchildren Michaela (Jason) Noel,

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About obituaries Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 8536262 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 2424000 or pricing details. Caleb (Dawn) Murray, Janet (Damian) Stockmeier, Allison, Thomas Lawlor; great-grandchildren Dante Angiulli, Cassidy Stockmeier; stepchildren Kelly (Steve) Kramer, Kathy (Mark) Vilas, Mariann (Brad) Pickrell, Michele (David) Kluener, Tracy (Michael) Brokesh; step-grandchildren Katelyn, Eryn Kramer, Kristen (Ben) Tricase, Chad Vilas, Evan, Jensen Pickrell, Samantha, Sidney Kluener, Katerina Brokesh; sistersand brothers-in-law Sister Louise Lawlor, S.N.D., Colleen (Bob) Slager, Roger (Emma Jean), Donald, Michael (Margaret) Romer; friend Dorothy Button; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Thomas J. Lawlor. Services were Oct. 16 at Our Lady of the Rosary. Memorials to: Veterans’ Administration Medical Center, 3200 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH, 45220.

Anna Schirmer

Anna C. Schirmer, Green Township, died Oct. 7. She was a manager with Procter & Gamble. Survived by sister Betty Bollinger; brother-in-law Ronald Bollinger; nieces Beth (Tim) Jones, Sheri (Aaron) Buirley; great-nephews and nieces Schirmer Timmy, Brianna Jones, Nicholas, Claire Buirley; friend Irmgard (Ron) Bauman. Preceded in death by husband Russell Schirmer, parents Ernst, Freda Cording. Services were Oct. 11 at Renaissance West. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to: Shriners Hospital, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229) or Hospice of Cincinnati, 4360 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Robert Sellmeyer

Robert A. “Sonny” Sellmeyer, 72, died Sept. 15. Survived by wife Joan “Babe” Sellmeyer; daughters Catherine (Ray) Nash, Teresa (Dan) Freese, Sherry (Mike) Cason, Machell Jones; grandchildren Timmy Earls, Carli Ransick, Tara (Bobby) Donnellon, Shane Freese, Michael, Corey Cason, Brooke, Nicolette, Tessa Jones; great-grandchildren Kaden Earls, Gianna, Landen Donnellon; siblings Mary, Bernie (Myrna) Sellmeyer; sister-in-law Judy Sellmeyer. Preceded in death by siblings Edward (Betty), Paul Sellmeyer, Rosemarie “Sis” (Art) Williams, Joan (Gene) Meirose. Services were Sept. 20 at Our Lady of Lourdes. Arrangements by Shorten & Ryan Funeral Home.

Jean Tyberg

Jean Miller Tyberg died Oct. 8. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Mary (James) Weinberg, Jill (Thomas) Leslie, Mark (the late Linda) Tyberg; grandchildren Michael Kiefas, Sara, Brian Tyberg Tyberg. Preceded in death by husband A. Herbert Tyberg. Services were Oct. 14 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to: Shiloh United Methodist Church, 5261 Foley Road, Cincinnati, OH 45238 or Cancer Family Care, 2421 Auburn Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45219.

Earl Wetenkamp

Earl G. Wetenkamp, 81, formerly of Green Township, died Oct. 11. He was a restaurateur. He was an Army veteran of Korea. Survived by children Nancy (Rich) Chenault, Doug, Roger Wetenkamp; grandchildren Jessica, Michael Chenault, Jeremy Adams; siblings Helen Gerding, June Nolan, Joann Steiner, Frank Jr., Elmer, Larry, Bob, Clifford Wetenkamp; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife Sue Rice Wetenkamp, brothers James, Bill Wetenkamp. A wake was held Oct. 15 at Mariners Inn. Arrangements by Dennis George Funeral Home. Memorials to: Appalachian Community Fund, 530 S. Gay St., Suite 700, Knoxville, TN 37902.


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