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Colerain police open new community resource center By Jennie Key

Colerain Township Police Chief Dan Meloy welcomed dignitaries and guests and cut the ribbon on a new Colerain Township Police Community Resource Center last week in the former Groesbeck Tavern. It took vision, elbow grease and donations from area residents and businesses to see the extreme makeover at 7560 Colerain Ave. through. The building was made over inside and out and will now present a police presence in the south part of the township. Bob Stenger, president of Cincinnati Mining Machinery on Jonrose Avenue, just around the corner from the police substation, was at the ceremony. He has been part of the project from the beginning, and is part of a group of area businesses, Colerain Businesses Against Crime, that made the transformation possible. Meloy said the Community Resource Center is in use by the Neighborhood Resource Officers and the Bike Team members of the police department, as well as officers from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Ohio Department of Public Safety and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation. “This is an example of agencies really working together,” he said. “More than $150,000 in cash donations and donated services went into this project.” Attorney General Mike DeWine praised the efforts of the township department and the collaboration the CRC will foster in the law enforcement community that serves the township. Ohio

There was a traditional ribbon cutting to open the Community Resource Center at 7560 Colerain Ave. From left:Bob Stenger, president of Cincinnati Mining Machinery , Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Colerain Township Trustees Joseph Wolterman and Dennis Deters and Colerain Township Police Chief Dan Meloy JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Colerain Township residents Bob and Ruby Haarman made it a point to stop by dedication ceremonies for the new Community Resource Center. Ruby said the center will provide a valuable police presence in the southern part of the township. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS State Highway Patrol Lt. Ed Mejia said he welcomed the invitation to use the CRC and believes the patrol and township officers can work together to improve safety for the residents of the township. Savalas Kidd, an investigator with the State Bureau of Investi-

gation, said having a local office in the community will be an invaluable resource for him. And, as a Colerain High School graduate, it’s home. Colerain Township Board of Trustee President Dennis Deters admitted he was skeptical when the project was first discussed,

but he believes the CRC will be a valuable police presence in the south part of the township and will be a benefit to residences and businesses. Bob and Ruby Haarman, who have lived in the south end of the township for 50 years, said they were so pleased at the idea of renovating the former bar as a police substation they made a donation to the project. “We need their presence here,” Ruby said. “This is going to be a very good thing for our community.” The resource center is staffed with part-time, retired police officers, and is open to the public from 12:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Meloy said the hours of operation and days of week that the resource center will be open will vary as the department works to identify the times that best serve the community.

Green Township seeking levy renewals By Kurt Backscheider

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Green Township voters will decide two levy issues when they cast ballots Tuesday, Nov. 8. The township is asking for renewals of a five-year safety services levy as well as a five-year streets levy. Both levies are 0.5-mill levies, and their renewal, if approved, will not raise taxes. “We’re not looking to raise taxes in this economy,” Green Township Trustee David Linnenberg said. According to the Hamilton County Auditor, the safety services levy costs the owner of a home with a market value of $100,000 about $7 per year in taxes. The streets levy costs the

owner of a home with the same value about $10 per year. Green Township Administrator Kevin Celarek said voters first Celarek approved both levies in 1986. He said the streets levy was originally a 1-mill levy, but it was reduced to 0.5 mills in 2002. The safety services levy generates $287,649 for the township annually, and the streets levy brings in $405,767 each year. “The safety services levy directly funds personnel, police officers who are on the road patrolling Green Township,” Celarek said. Funds from the street levy go

toward road improvements, snow removal, maintenance personnel salaries and other maintenance tasks, he said. Linnenberg Green Township Police Chief Bart West said the safety services levy has been renewed every five years since it was first approved 25 years ago. “It’s a relatively small levy,” he said. “With the cutbacks in funding from the state and various sources in the future, we obviously need to renew this levy to be able to sustain our police operations in Green Township.” The safety services levy is a completely separate issue from a

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Two face off for Colerain Twp. fiscal officer By Jennie Key

Incumbent Colerain Township Fiscal Officer Heather Harlow faces challenger Tom Hart in the Nov. 8 election. Harlow, 35, was first elected in 2003. She has a master's degree in public administration from Northern Kentucky University. She is married and has one son and operates a small business in the township. Her community involvement includes Taste

of Colerain, the Fourth of July Spectacular, and two KaBoom playground builds this summer. She also sits on the Hamilton County Tax Review Commitee and is on the Advisory Committee for the Construction Technology Program at the Northwest High School campus of Butler Tech. Harlow says her office has two major areas of responsibility: the township’s finances and the township's records. She says she has kept promises to the

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community, including better communication via quarterly updates on finances in the Northwest Harlow Press and she started an electronic communication forum for residents. She also points to her role in helping the township secure lower interest rates on its bonds, saving taxpayers money. Harlow said she has also saved money for the township by preparing financial statements herself, eliminating fees to an outside company. She says her staff is smaller than that in comparable surrounding communities. and she is saving money in the area of personnel. In addition, she says streamlined bill paying processes save time, paper and postage. She says her office takes advantage of available technology and

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minutes and resolutions are posted online. She said consolidation of services with neighHart boring communities could have merit, and she would support it as an opportunity to contain costs. She would like to continue as fiscal officer. “I feel I have a lot to offer the township, and I am keeping the promises I made to the voters,” she said. “I think it's important to make a difference and to be involved in the community.” Challenger Tom Hart, 63, says the responsibilities of a fiscal officer for the largest township in Ohio is much more complex than simply than than it was in the days when townships had clerks. With a budget hovering around $30 million with 31 funds covering six departments, he says the township needs a robust system for accounting and a more sophisticated operational plan than is currently in place. Hart, 63, is a certified public accountant with an accounting degree from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA in accounting from Xavier University. He says he is qual-

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TOWNSHIP AUDITS RELEASED The Colerain Township audits for 2008 and 2009, performed this year and released last month, had no findings for recovery. There were procedural findings by the auditors. Colerain Fiscal Officer Heather Harlow said because the township receives two years of audits together, if there is a finding in the first year’s audit, it’s likely to turn up in year two because there has been no opportunity to address it. The audit findings included: » Misclassifications and misstatements were identified in township financial statements that the auditor said appeared to have occurred in the preparation phase. This finding was noted in the last audit, as well. Harlow said the errors were not part of daily operations and occurred in preparation of statements in a different format. » Tax increment finance notes were not recorded on the books or statements of the township. Harlow says the funds were pass-through funds not touched by the township. The funds were held by a trustee bank and paid directly from that bank. » An investment account and a money market fund containing $204,000 representing interest for a six-month period was not recorded on the township’s books. Harlow said the money market was opened to hold the interest payment before it was invested in a higher yield long-term security. It had a variable balance and was monitored monthly. She says if future accounts such as this one are opened, they will be recorded and the township investment policy is being updated to require this. “This was fixed earlier this year,” she said. “The account was shown each month on our investment statement. Staff simply didn’t enter the information in to the computer. We knew where the money was.” The audit showed the township had addressed two other items from previous audits. A problem with transaction certification was corrected and there was a note that there were no conflicts of interest noted in the current audits. You can see the audits at

ified to audit local governments and has 35 years experience in local government audits under his belt. He is president of Hart & Gersbach, a regional CPA firm. He taught auditing at UC for five years and has lived in Colerain Township for 37 years. He has served on the board of township trustees and currently sits on the Colerain Township Financial Advisory Committee. Hart said published reports of account payable issues and missing reporting deadlines by the fiscal officer were concerning. If the bills are paid timely and credit cards kept up to date, he says the township could avoid interest charges and late fees. Timely daily deposits and frequent bank recon-

ciliations provide important information to monitor cash balances and cash requirements which permits investments in higher interest bearing instruments. He says in his experience, savings in government usually come in a host of small savings that add up to large savings. Hart says if merging or consolidation of services makes good economic sense and provides better services then it probably should be done. He says his 25 years of experience volunteering his service to the township has prepared him to do a good job as fiscal officer. “I have the right set of skills, experience, education, and passion to fill this position,” he said.

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Six running for two Northwest board seats

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There are six candidates seeking two seats on the Northwest Board of Education this year. Dexter Harold Carpenter is a custodian at Badin High School. He has coached wrestling, tennis and cross country in the Northwest district over a 12-year period and says that engagement with students fostered a desire to be on the board. Carpenter says funding is the biggest issue facing almost every district in the state. He says he supports the Northwest levy, even as he knows times are hard for everyone. “You have to be optimistic, and believe things are going to get better,” he said. “We have to prepare our schools for the future, and unfortunately that is going to take funds,” he said. He says he would bring a gift for team building to the board if elected. He says he cares about the people – students, staff and community members – and he will keep them in the forefront of any decisions he would make as a board member. Jim Detzel is a current member of the Northwest Board of Education. He is a graduate of Northwest High School and operates an insurance business. He has three daughters, all graduates of Northwest schools, and his wife Pam also sits on the board. He says education is a big part of his life. A coach for years, he, his wife and his children graduated from district schools. Detzel

serves on the district’s finance committee and served on the team that negotiated a Carpenter three-year pay freeze for district employees. He is endorsed by the Northwest Association of Educators Detzel and says students have to be the No. 1 priority for the board of education. Detzel supports the levy, saying while times are difficult, this is the vehicle for funding education in Ohio. He says he put the levy on the ballot to allow the voters to decide what kind of district they want to have. If the levy fails, he favors keeping the cuts as far away from programs for students as possible. Bruce Gehring is a retired corporate CEO with a master’s degree from Xavier, certificates in advanced management studies from Yale and UCLA, and a master’s certificate from George Washington University in project management. He is a veteran and is former vice president of Children’s Hospital. Gehring says he believes in education and has a record of educational accomplishments that supports that belief. He is a former member of the board of education, having served from 2006-2009.

He says this gives him a record residents can look at to see how he would perform if Gehring elected. “I believe the current board is out of touch with the community and I would like to set a new direcHughett tion for the board,” he said. He says the district should be more transparent with the public and would like the district to make all of its financial records available to the public online. He does not support the current levy request, saying the district has not proven its need. Should it fail, he says he would cut administration back to state minimum requirements and work with teachers to set a new direction for the district. Donald Hughett, a graduate of Northwest High School, is also a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and owns and operates a financial planning and asset management practice. His wife and both children also attended Northwest district schools. He says he is passionate about education, and says as the president of the Colerain Township Business Association he knows the community cannot grow and prosper without strong

schools. He says the global competition students will face in college and in the workplace reUnger quires that the district prepare them well. Hughett says the current cost per pupil in the district is Wiesner 22nd out of 23 in Hamilton County and is 11 percent below the state average. “It clearly sends the wrong message for us to be among the lowest funded districts unless we are willing to accept the implications to property values and our quality of life,” he said. He is endorsed by the Northwest Association of Educators. Hughett supports the school levy, saying while it is never convenient to fund public education, it is necessary. Kevin Wiesner, is a

There are two candidates vying for the one open seat on the Colerain Township board of trustees on the Nov. 8 ballot. Incumbent Joseph Wolterman is being challenged by Melinda Rinehart for the fouryear term. Rinehart, 32, has lived in Colerain Township since 2005. She is a graduate of Miami University and earned her law degree from Capital University in 2004. She is been an assistant prosecutor for the Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office. Rinehart says the budget is going to be a serious issue over the next couple of years and some tough decisions are going to have to be made. She says the township is fortunate to be stable financially, but staying stable is going to be a challenge. “I want to help the township stay within its budget without just raising taxes or by using all of our reserves to stay afloat,” she said. Rinehart says she would bring a fresh approach and a female voice to the board. She says her position as an assistant prosecutor allows her to see first-hand the crime concerns of the township residents. She is committed to making Colerain a safer place to live and will work to give the police and fire departments the resources they need. She believes the revitalization of Northgate Mall is important, and wants to be sure that decisions made in the early stages of the redevelopment of the shopping center will not prevent the eventual implementation of the streetscape plan.

Wolterman, 62, has served as a Colerain Township trustee for 20 years. A life-long resident of Rinehart the township, Wolterman says his family has been in the township for more than 125 years. Wolterman Wolterman says the budget is a serious issue for the township but past prudence on the part of the board and administration means the township is not in the same crisis situation some other municipalities. “The state of Ohio has cut our local government funds, the present economy and the depreciation of property values means less money coming to the township,” he said. “We have to be vigilant.” Looking three or four years out, he says the board needs to ask what services are residents willing to pay for the township to provide. Without changes, he said the township would face a $1.5 million deficit in 2012. “We are not in dire straits because we have time to come up with solutions. We need to ask the public to help us make those choices.” Wolterman says the township must balance ongoing budget constraints and providing the services and a quality of life that residents might want. Wolterman runs an insurance business and points to the reformation of the police department, the

addition of paramedic service, a new administration building, a new public works building, new and renovated parks, and a new fire station as accomplishments during his years on the board. He says the rejuvenation of Northgate Mall is an opportunity and a challenge for the township, and he believes the streetscape plan will be key for redevelopment


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Northwest asking for operating and building funds By Jennie Key

Voters in the Northwest Local School District have a decision to make Nov. 8. Grant the district’s request for more funds or prepare for cuts. The district is asking for a 5.07-mill combination levy includes 3.5 mills of permanent operating funds, and a 1.57-mill bond levy to renovate the district's two high schools.

The levy would raise about $5.78 million in new operating funds annually and the bond issue would generate about $44 million to renovate Colerain and Northwest high schools. The cost to the owner of a $100,000 home is estimated to be $155.14 annually. The ballot says the length of the bond project would be about five years and the maximum maturity for the bond is 37 years. Officials say the district



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will still have to make $2 million to $2.5 million in additional cuts even if voters pass the Glatfelter levy in November. Treasurer Randy Bertram said that, in the past seven years, the district has cut $12.6 million from its budget. District officials say the funds will be used for buildings and programs. All staff is under a

three-year salary freeze. Levy opponents say the district must live within its current means. Bruce Gehring, a candidate for the board of education, says he opposes passage of the combined operating/ bond levy because it supports the renovation of the two district high schools. He thinks the district should focus on higher priority needs. And board member Dan Unger said the district should not be asking for money from taxpayers in the current econ-

WHAT WOULD A BOND LEVY DO? If the levy passes, renovations to the high schools are planned. The district would have a number of teams to give input to the details of the renovation plan. There are some things the district expects to include in the renovations. If the bond issue passes, technology would be addressed, as the high schools would develop 21st Century Technology in all instructional areas. This would include technology such as smart boards and subject-specific technology such as virtual science labs. The district would be able to add web-based instructional systems such as Blackboard or Moodle and would add more computer work stations and mobile laptop labs. Classrooms would be renovated as 21st Century learning environments, with flexible areas for blended classes, larger enhanced science labs would be added and there would be improved handicap accessibility and health clinic facilities. There would be new furniture, lockers, interior doors and

omy. Levy supporters say this is the only funding mechanism the district has. There are no options to increase revenue for the district and as state and federal funding decline and expenses rise, the Northwest district is in the same boat as a lot of other Ohio school districts. They can’t keep up without cuts or more funds. Board member Elaine Gauck said she doesn’t like to ask for more taxes, but said she believes it is necessary. She said the district is facing

classroom storage and improved soundproofing The district would also improve the secure access of buildings during the student day and enhanced security and camera systems, improved communications, and automated attendance systems. Other improvements that would be discussed is the possibility of connecting the career centers to the main buildings, improving parking lots and traffic flow, providing multiple exit routes in science labs, improving exterior lighting, upgrading restroom facilities and limiting accesss to all areas of the building during performances and games. The district could also improve energy efficiency at both high schools, saving $400,000 to $600,000 annually. The plan also includes renovated and enhanced performing arts centers with modern sound and lighting systems, renovated gymnasiums, fitness and locker rooms and improved kitchen and cafeteria facilities.

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missionary and Christian music artist, John Angotti. Angotti provides inspirational music and witness to all ages through concerts, workshops, retreats, missions, conferences, and worship. Opening for Angotti will be Musica Spiritus, direct-

ed by Dan Fuerst, and Bobby Fischer, Cincinnati singer/songwriter/musician will be joining the bands as well. The McAuley/LaSalle combined group will be accompanying Angotti. The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, in McAuley’s Performing

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the same rising utility and operating costs as homeowners. Superintendent Rick Glatfelter said he hopes that residents of the district can see the issue affects the entire community, not just the school district. “The quality of schools and education will help determine the quality of life in the entire community,” he said. “I hope our residents can see the impact that quality schools and quality education can have on the community.

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Arts Center. Tickets, $12 each, can be reserved by calling 377-7178 or e-mailing Tickets are also available at the door for $14 each. The proceeds will benefit the Tony Merk Memorial Scholarship.

Political debate

Hamilton County Democratic Party Chairman Tim Burke and Hamilton County Republican Party Chairman Alex Triantafilou will debate the subject of “balance” just three days before the election. Brian Thomas of 55KRC will moderate the debate, which tackles the question, “What does our economy need to attain balance?” Is less spending the answer, are tax increases the answer or is the solution a combination of both? The debate is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Midway School, 3156 Glenmore Ave.

Wedding expo

The Northwest Exchange Club Wedding Expo will be from11a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Clovernook Country Club, 2035 W. Galbraith Road There will be 30 wedding professionals displaying and demonstrating their wares throughout the day. All proceeds will benefit local charities including SON Ministries, Nate’s Toy Box and Driving Angels. Cost is $5 and there is a $2-off coupon on the exchange club website at For additional information, please contact Bill Dorward at 543-0089 or Pauletta Crowley at 7390054.

Colerain Booster craft show this weekend

The Colerain High School Boosters sponsors the 32nd annual craft show at the high school, 8801 Cheviot Road. The event is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6. More than 160 crafters are set to participate and there will be food and drinks available.



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Peter Pan at McAuley this weekend Never want to grow up? Then the story of Peter Pan, presented at McAuley High School this weekend, might have some appeal. J.M Barrie’s classic play, “Peter Pan” has been told in many different ways. This year McAuley students retell the story with a few twists: Never Land is set in a tropical island much like Thailand, complete with dancing fairies, flying by means of Shadow Puppets, and Captain Hook, who is the most ferocious woman on the seas. This story would not be complete, of course, without its brave heroes. Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, Tiger Lily, Wendy, John and Michael and the Lost Boys are all

part of the adventure. The show is presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at 7:30, and at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, and Sunday, Nov. 6. You can reserve tickets online with a credit card at: Children who are 10 years old or younger are invited to join McAuley drama students the weekend after the play at the Fairy Festival. Get whisked away to another world from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov, 12, in McAuley’s cafeteria. There will be face painting, games, and characters from Peter Pan to entertain. The cost for the Fairy Festival is only $5. Make reservations by Nov. 11 to

Jess Kerr as Wendy and Rachel Lusheck as Peter Pan in rehearsals for the McAuley presentation of "Peter Pan" next weekend. PROVIDED

District website gets new look


Pleasant Run Elementary students were treated to a Pep Rally by the Northwest Knights football and soccer players, cheerleaders, and band members, all former Pleasant Run Elementary students. Players Nolan Miller, Ron Turner, and Chaz Guinn as well as coach Chad Murphy talked to the students.THANKS TO PAULETTA CROWLEY

Mercy offering parent showcase Mother of Mercy High School will hold two Parent Showcase Nights for parents of prospective eighth-grade students to learn just how Mercy supports and achieves individualized excellence. The first showcase, titled Mercy’s 21st Century Collegiate Education Philosophy and Program, will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9. The evening will offer parents the opportunity to spend time with Mercy’s president, principal, department chairperson of science and director of individ-

ual excellence who will share the particulars of the school’s academic excellence and college readiness curriculum. Mercy will offer the second showcase, Inspiring the Individual by Educating the Whole Woman, from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov.17. Parents are invited to join Mercy’s president, principal, school psychologist, religion department chairperson, theatre director and other representatives to learn more about the school’s extensive Learning Services Program, various clubs and

activities, their mission of Faith and Service in the lives of students, as well as Mercy’s Fine Arts curriculum and offerings. In addition, discussions will be held on Mercy’s TechKnowledgey program and how the school’s diverse platform of devices helps support its commitment to nurturing the gifts within each Mercy girl. Prospective parents are invited to attend one or both nights. Details and registration can be found at

The Northwest Local School District wants to be your Friend. Really. Facebook is just one of the ways the district is reaching out to communicate with students, parents and residents of the school district. Communicating with the community continues to be a top priority for the Northwest Local School District, says Pauletta Crowley, assistant director of community and administrative services for the district. She says the district is expanding the ways people get information about the district and its schools. She points to the newly redesigned website at as one way the district is looking to make improvements in communication. The district is using a Edlio, a new web company for the site, but the cost – about $12,000 per year – is about the same the fees paid by the district for the old website service. Crowley said the fee for the new site also includes an email service that will save the district money in the long run. To find the district’s Facebook or Twitter account, go to the front page of the website. At the bottom of the page are the icons for Facebook and Twitter. Click on the Facebook logo. The district’s twitter account is “nwlocal.” The district also sends out parent and community email communiques that include daily school announcements, weekly

Construction management shows its mettle

Representing the Construction Management Program are Adam Clenney and Jessie Wellman, both Northwest High School seniors. PROVIDED

Members of the Butler Tech/Northwest High School Construction Management class received an invitation to show what they know at a special event for the Greater Cincinnati construction industry this month. The Greater Cincinnati Construction Industry presented its annual black tie Gala Oct. 22 and more than 1,500 attendees representing 200 construction and construction-related companies were present at this year’s event. The Gala is designed to raise money for grants for worthwhile community projects, and individuals associated with the industry

through a committee entitled The Spirit of Construction. Northwest applied for and received a $6,500 grant for this school year. The money will be used to support efforts related to gaining students interest in any field associated with the construction industry and to support the program’s one-ofa-kind evening classes, the Showcase After Hours program. This Showcase program requires a great deal of time and material from the district’s business partners in the construction field. Pauletta Crowley, administrative assistant for communi-

ty and administrative services, said students reap great rewards from their participation in the program. These advancing opportunities are developed and run by community members with current construction experience. The Northwest Construction Management program was invited to attend the gala event to display their knowledge and spirit for the construction industry. Representing the program were Adam Clenney and Jessie Wellman, both Northwest High School seniors in the program, along with program instructor Ken Broxterman.

bulletins, important messages and community news. Go to the website and at the bottom of the home page, click on “Sign Up for Our Email Newsletter.” Complete the form with your name, email address and the schools you wish to receive news. If you have already taken the time to register for the parent email communique at your child’s school, and you are not receiving the parent email communiqués, Crowley says you should go to the website and complete the registration once more. Check the edit box rather than new user box and check all the schools from which you wish to receive e-mail communiqués. Crowley said Ohio Alerts sends text or email messages for weather or crisis emergencies and major announcements. This service takes the place of Call Command and is of no charge to the district nor to you. Parents have the opportunity to register for the public lists. These include school closing and delays due to weather or crisis situations and individual school announcements. To receive Ohio Alerts messages, go to Both high schools also have a Textwire Service which sends emails/text regarding important messages from the high schools. Visit the high school pages from the website for instructions. If you have questions about any of the services, call Crowley at 923-1000, extension 612.


Laura Kaiser, a junior majoring in physics, presented at the Xavier University College of Arts and Sciences’ Research Symposium. Twenty-three students worked with 16 faculty members to present research on topics ranging from science to politics to music. Kaiser worked with advisor Steven Herbert of the department of physics to present “Superconductivity and Josephson Junctions. The daughter of Robert and Elsie Kaiser of Green Township, she also has a minor in mathematics.



Editor: Melanie Laughman,, 513-248-7573




Cardinals cruise to GMC title Gannett News Service

COLERAIN TWP. — The Colerain Cardinals wrapped up the Greater Miami Conference title with a 4014 trouncing of Oak Hills, Oct. 28. The Cardinals, who are ranked No.2inTheEnquirerareaDivision I football coaches’ poll, was led on offense by the backfield of Curtis Jester, Detuan Smith and Dustin Smith who combined for five rushing touchdowns. Dustin Smith also completed an 18-yard touchdown pass. Running back Nick Smith led Oak Hills with 18 carries for 140 yards and two touchdowns. The Cardinals went undefeated in league play this season (7-0), while posting a 9-1 overall mark.

Northwest 57, Talawanda 6

Senior running back Ron Turner had 17 carries for 81 yards and four touchdowns to lead Northwest to the blowout win.

Northwest earns a share of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference league title, according to Northwest statistician John Seiwert. Mount Healthy and Ross also claimed a share of the FAVC title. Northwestendstheregularseason at 7-3, giving the Knights their first winning season since a 7-3 finish in 1990, Seiwert said.

Louisville St. Xavier 7, St. Xavier 3

Defenses dominated and a Bombers' turnover made the difference in the contest. The Bombers scored their only points in the first quarter with a 30yard field from Nick Roemer. Louisville St. X took the lead andkeptitearlyinthesecondquarter on a 65-yard interception return touchdown by Garrett Underwood. “You can’t turn the ball over,” said Bombers’ coach Steve Specht. “We were negative in the turnover battle and lost the field position

battle.” Bombers senior running back Conor Hundley is still recovering from a sprained ankle suffered in a 17-10 win over St. Edward two weeks ago. The Bombers had just 61 yards rushing. Louisville St. X had 138. “They were prepared, and they played hard,” said Specht. “We weren’t prepared, and that’s on me. I need to do a better job preparing my guys (for the playoffs).” St. X senior quarterback GriffinDolle,was14-of-27for123yards and two interceptions. Lou. St. X running back Charles Walker rushed for 90 yards on 20 carries. “Nowwestartanewseason,and we need to get better,” said Specht. The Bombers finished the 2011 campaign with a 7-3 mark.

Mount Healthy 26, Norwood 6

Mount Healthy finished with 235 rushing yards as a team, led by freshman Javier Pitts with 78

yards on 15 carries and a touchdown. Eric Davis added 19 carries for 62 yards and two scores. Michael Tucker had five carries for 70 yards. Quarterback Greg Green went 11-of-22 for 132 yards and a touchdown. Mount Healthy finished with 367 total yards while holding Norwood to 150. The school finished the regular season with an 8-2 overall record.

Roger Bacon 27, Purcell 7

Spartans senior running back Griffin Mouty scored three rushing touchdown and eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark for the second straightseasonafterfinishingwith season highs in carries (29) and rushing yards (218 yards) against Purcell Marian. Senior running back Lonnell Brown scored the other Roger Bacon touchdown and finished with 70 yards on nine carries. Roger Bacon finished the 2011

campaign with a 4-6 record.

La Salle 17, Elder 14

La Salle, ranked eighth in the Enquirer area coaches’ poll, scored on a 20-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback DominicCapanotoDerekKiefwith10 seconds remaining to beat Elder 17-14, Oct. 28. Tied 7-7 at halftime, La Salle took the lead in the third quarter on a24-yardfieldgoalbyBrandonHeflen. Elder answered with a fiveyard touchdown pass from Josh MooretoAustinCiprinitotakea1410 lead in the fourth quarter. The Panthers got the ball back with 2:09 second left, but La Salle used its timeouts to force a punt, taking over on Elder’s 43-yard line with 1:09 remaining. The Lancers drove 23 yards before scoring the game-winning touchdown. Capano went 24-for-39 for 293 yards and two touchdowns and Kief caught 11 balls for 159 yards The Lancers finished the regular season with a 7-3 record.

La Salle’s Michel races to state

By Nick Dudukovich

MONFORT HEIGHTS — All but one senior on the La Salle Lancers’ cross country team wrapped up their varsity careers at the Division I cross country regional meet at Troy High School, Oct. 29. The last man standing, Drew Michel, placed ninth at the race and will run at the state championship meet in Hebron, Nov. 5. Michel ran a time of 16 minutes, 7.64 seconds, which was about four seconds off the mark he ran at districts, Oct. 22. His personal best for the season came during the Greater Catholic League meet, when he posted a time of first-place time of 15 minutes, 37.57 seconds. Michel’s other first-place time came in September, when he posted a time 16 minutes, 48.3 seconds at the Moeller Primetime Inviational. The Lancers, as a team, qualified for the regional meet by placing fourth at the district championships. Other runners that competed at regionals included junior Jake McNamara, who place 29th (16:39) and helped the team grab an overall ninth place finish. Other Lancers, such as seniors Marc Nie, Matt Schroeck, Clayton Cardinal, Luke Roell and sophomore Stephen Babcock also ran at regionals after racing in the district meet, which was held at Voice of America Park. The 83rd state championship will be held at National Trail Raceway.

La Salle High School senior Drew Michel leads league rival Nathan Lauck of Elder during the home stretch in the Division I district cross country meet, Oct. 22, at Voice Of America Park in West Chester. Michel finished third in Race B, with a time of 16:04.. BEN WALPOLE/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


Boys soccer

» St. Xavier earned a sectional final win with a 3-0 win over Loveland, Oct. 25. Austin Harrell scored two goals in the shutout. The team followed up with a 3-2, double-overtime win over Huber Heights Wayne, Oct. 29. The win earned the Bombers a Division I district championship. PJ Suess and Josh Keeling had goals for the Bombers. The Bombers began regional play against Beavercreek, Nov. 1 (after press deadline).


» McAuley closed its season

with a loss to No. 6 seed Lakota West in the Division I sectional finals, Oct. 24. The Mohawks won the first game 25-19 but lost the next three. » Finneytown's season ended with a 3-0 loss to Purcell Marian, Oct. 29.

Boys cross country

» Bombers runner Michael Hall placed fifth overall (16:02) and helped the Bombers capture a team regional title at Troy High School, Oct. 29. Other Bomber runners, such as Evan Stifel, Alex Kuvin, Michadel Momper, Sean Hogan, Andrew Gardner, and Patrick Drumm will join Hall at the state championships, which will be held at the National Trail Raceway in Hebron, Nov. 5.

» La Salle’s Drew Michel placed ninth at the Division I regional meet, which was held at Troy High School, Oct. 29. The top 16 finish earned Michel a spot in the state championships, which will be at the National Trail Raceway, Nov. 5. » Colerain’s Erik Tomczewski finished 40th at regionals, with a time of 16:53. Teammate Nathan Sizemore finished six spots back with a time of 16 minutes, 56.87 seconds.

(19:33)-place finish at regionals, Oct. 29. The Mohawks as a team placed eighth of out 16 teams. » Colerain’s freshman Hannah Tobler placed 43rd at regionals (19:53)

Girls cross country

» Goes to Colerain quarterback Dustin Smith. The junior rushed for 165 yards and a score in the school’s 40-14 win over Oak Hills, Oct. 28.

» Colerain’s Kristen Seiler qualified for the state meet by placing 11th at regionals, Oct. 29. Seiler posted a time of 18:57. » McAuley’s Danielle Pfeifer led the Mohawks with a 24th

Highlight reel

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This week’s MVP

Sophomore Michael Hall was the top St. Xavier High School finisher in the Division I district race, Saturday, Oct. 22, at Voice Of America Park in West Chester, shown here, and at the Oct. 29 regional meet, where he led St. X to a team title and a trip to state. BEN WALPOLE/THE COMMUNITY PRESS



Bright side shines on McAuley volleyball By Nick Dudukovich

COLLEGE HILL — The McAuley volleyball season might be over, but head coach Gene Toms is looking at the upside. In his second year, Toms had the Mohawks playing in a Division I sectional final match. It’s the farthest McAuley has advanced in the tournament since 2008. Toms believes this season shows McAuley can be a factor in the Girls’ Greater Cincinnati League conference. “Looking at the recent history of McAuley volleyball, it was a team that took part in the league...and our goal was to learn how to compete...and I think we did that,” Toms said. The Mohawks had a

first-round bye and scored a second-round victory over Turpin during postseason play. The squad’s season ended with a 19-25, 26-24, 25-16, 25-12 loss to Lakota West, Oct. 24. The match was reminiscent of McAuley’s season. The Mohawks went 1113 overall and 2-8 in conference, but the squad’s willingness to compete was displayed in their conference matches, as six of the Mohawks’ 10 league games lasted over three games. Offensively, McAuley was led at the net by junior outside hitter Taylor Bove. Bove, who had 195 kills and 30 blocks this season, earned first-team, AllGGCL honors for her efforts this fall. She was also named second-team, allcity by area coaches. Right-side hitter Melis-

sa Sherpenberg also proved to be a productive force for the Mohawks. The senior earned second-team, all-league honors for her 122 kills and 50 blocks this season. “Melissa, she’s a phenomenal kid and she’s going to do what she’s got to do on the court,” Toms said. Junior outside hiter Jordyn Thiery also had a big season, as she collected 134 kills and 196 digs on her way to earning league honorable mention. And while Toms and the Mohawks would rather be continuing their postseason quest, the second-year head coach said he was proud of the way his team competed. “They worked hard. They worked really, really hard,” Toms said.


The Division I district championships were held at Voice of America Park in West Chester, Oct. 22. The top four teams and 16 individuals from that race qualified for regionals, Oct. 29.


The McAuley High School varsity soccer team took the field Oct. 10 in their game against Ursuline wearing neon yellow shoelaces to show their support and raise awareness of pediatric cancer. The proceeds from the split-the-pot collection was donated to the "Go4theGoal" Foundation. This foundation provides support to children with cancer and their families with the goal to provide a sense of 'normalcy' in their lives while they "Go4theGoal" of being healthy again soon. The team includes Elyssa Anderson, Rebecca Ashton, Taylor Baston, Tori Biggs, Sam Billinghurst, Jen Fern, Emma Jenkins, Olivia Jester, Sam Kerr, Kristen Kluener, Sam Naber, Kelly Neeb, Abby Osborne, Rachel Pierani, Taylor Pifher, Sam Rack, Amber Raterman, Madison Romard, Jess Sandhas, Annie Shulz, Arielle Torbeck and managers Kayla Howard and Katie Guban. McAuley High School is coached by Melissa Frampton and Tommy Newcomb. THANKS TO DANIELLE JESTER.

Mount Healthy High School sophomore Joe Abrams holds off Jesse King of Ross during the home stretch in the Division I district cross country meet, Oct. 22. BEN WALPOLE/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Colerain High School senior Erik Tomczewski qualified for regionals with his time of 16:16 at Voice of America Park, Oct. 22. BEN WALPOLE/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Northwest High School junior Jerry Ulm runs the home stretch in the Division I district cross country meet, Oct. 22. BEN WALPOLE/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

BRIEFLY Turkey tournament

Anglers will “gobble up” the opportunity to fish in the Turkey Day Open Tournament at Miami Whitewater Forest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12. All species of fish will be weighed with no catch limit, except trout and bass. Registration begins one hour prior to the start of the tournament. Entry fee is $40 per team and includes boat rental. Miami Whitewater Forest is at 9001Mt. Hope Road in Crosby Township, 45030. A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit is required to enter the parks.

Player of the week

Thomas More College senior running back/kick returner/punt returner

Kendall Owens, a La Salle High School graduate, was named the Presidents' Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week Oct. 24 . Owens earned his second PAC special teams weekly honor this season after posting an 82-yard kick return for a touchdown with Thomas More down 7-0 in the opening quarter Oct. 22, which springboarded the Owens unbeaten Saints to a 41-21 PAC home win over Bethany College. He also posted a 40-yard rushing score and a 76yard touchdown reception in the win over the Bison.




Editor: Jennie Key,, 853-6272


I personally support the candidacy of Tony Roseillo for trustee in the upcoming November election. Mr. Rosiello is an Tony Upton COMMUNITY PRESS outstanding man and a GUEST COLUMNIST very hard worker. I’m sure he will do his very best for all the residents of Green Township. This November, renewal of two long-standing township levies will be on the ballot. Is-

sue No. 27 will renew a 0.5 mill levy that has been in effect since 1986 for police services. This levy will cost the owner of a $100,000 home less than $7 per year. The second renewal levy is Issue No. 28 which supports the maintenance of residential streets in Green Township. This levy was reduced from 1 mill to 0.5 mill in 2002. This street levy provides for the maintenance of residential streets and snow removal. The street levy will cost the owner of a $100,000 home less than $10 per year.

Passage of these levies will not raise your taxes because they are both renewals. I endorse both of these levies because they do not raise your taxes and are essential for the continuation of quality services in Green Township. Thanks again to all of the residents of Green Township for electing me over the past 20 years. I am a very blessed person to have served you.

Tony Upton is a Green Township trustee.

What were you doing half your life ago? Life and career coaches are all about envisioning and moving into the future. But sometimes that glance into the rear view mirror can be motivating, too. Try this just for fun: · Start with your age today. · Divide that number in half. · Add that number to your birth year. · The number you reach is the year you were “half your age” now. What were you doing that year? Usually we anchor the memory of a particular year with a memorable event. Did you experience a milestone event, a transition or a loss? Perhaps you moved into another home or career path. Where did you live? Who were your friends? Were you in school?

Where were you employed? Did you make a difference in someone’s life? Looking back can give us perspective. Whether we Cinda see ourselves Gorman COMMUNITY PRESS on a positive path or shaky GUEST COLUMNIST ground, it is helpful to take the long view of our successes as well as the opportunities for doing it better the next time around. How can I take that experience from half my life ago and learn from it? Who was in my life back then that was a positive influence on my future? Do I have those people or that kind of person still

persuading me to be all I can be? Am I a positive influence on someone else? Where did I think I was heading then and how is my life today better or different? Your “half-life” changes noticeably by the decade of your life now. I posed this question to my 31-year-old son recently. Half my life ago was the year he was born. Half his life ago, he was getting his driver’s license. My oldest friends have a halflife in their mid-40s. Their midlife memory would come from the 1960s. You can glance back with regret, nostalgia or pride. We do not benefit from remaining stuck in the past. A backward glance can inform our understanding of a better way to live forward. I subscribe

to this perspective: Life can only be understood backwards, but it has to be lived forwards. — Søren Kierkegaard What were you doing half your life ago? What will you allow yourself to learn from that? How will that perspective influence the choices you make about the years and decades ahead? You may just want to hold on to this question as a conversation starter at your Thanksgiving Dinner.

Cinda Gorman, a life and career coach, is coordinator and host of the Western Hills Job Search Satellite Group. You can reach her at 513-662-1244 or Her website is

Ferguson asking to sit on HCESC board Voters in seven Hamilton County school districts will see two races for the Hamilton County Educational Service Center governing board. Residents of Finneytown, Forest Hills, Lockland, Northwest, Oak Hills, Southwest and Three Rivers school districts will go to the polls to select two people for four-year terms and one person for the final two years of an unexpired term. I would like to urge you to vote Nov. 8 for Marilee Broscheid, Barbara Parry and myself, Bill Ferguson Jr., for the three seats. Broscheid and Parry are seeking re-election to four-year terms, while I am seeking to retain the seat to which I was appointed two years ago. If you haven’t heard of the Hamilton County Educational Service Center, you are not alone. The almost-100-year-old HCESC provides nurses, occupational therapists, school-improvement coaches, curricu-

lum consultants, instructors for the visual/hearing-impaired, giftedand special-education teachers, Bill Ferguson and many othCOMMUNITY PRESS er experts to GUEST COLUMNIST all 22 school districts in Hamilton County, as well as 14 districts outside the county. We also provide services to 54 parochial, private and charter schools, and coordinate the county’s Head Start program. Our 500-plus employees positively touch many children’s lives every day. Broscheid and Parry have served on the HCESC board for more than 20 years each. Broscheid is a former Southwest Local Schools and Hamilton County PTA Council president, and a former Council on Aging of Southwest Ohio Board of Trustees president. Parry is a

former Finneytown School Board president and former trustee for the Family and Children First Council. After 21 years at The Cincinnati Enquirer, most recently as Page One editor, I was appointed to the HCESC board two years ago. I have spent considerable time attending meetings and workshops to get up to speed on issues facing our education system. I have been a volunteer in Oak Hills schools, where both of my children graduated, for many years. All three of us are committed to a solid education for all children and want to ensure that the HCESC offers quality services. We understand that in today’s economy, school districts must get the best value. That’s why we strategically cut HCESC expenses in the past two years, allowing us to cut some costs for the schools we serve, saving taxpayers money. We have no taxing authority

(no levies). About 94 percent of our budget comes through fees from the schools we serve. The remainder comes from the state. The HCESC is all about sharing services. For instance, if a district needs a nurse two days a week and another district needs a nurse three days a week, we provide the service to both. That saves both districts the expense of a full-time employee. The bottom line: We must provide quality services at reasonable cost, or schools will turn elsewhere for services. The HCESC has a great reputation in Ohio and nationally among educational service agencies. I ask for your support for Marilee Broscheid, Barbara Parry and myself as we work to maintain that premier standing. Thank you.

Bill Ferguson Jr. is a candidate for the Hamilton County Educational Service Center governing board.

OFFICIALS Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510. Call 202-224-2315. FAX is 202224-5516. Web site:

Here’s how to get in touch with area legislators.

Federal officials U.S. SENATE

Rob Portman (R). In Cincinnati: 36 E. Seventh St. Room 2615, Cincinnati, OH 45202; call: 513-684-3265. In Washington: B40D Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, D.C., 20510. Call 202224-3353, fax: 202-224-9558. E-mail Website: Sherrod Brown (D). In Cincinnati: 425 Walnut St., Suite 2310, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202. Call 513-684-1021, fax 513-6841029, toll free 1-888-896-OHIO (6446). In Washington, write 713 Hart Senate


1st District, Steve Chabot (R). In Washington, 2351 Rayburn HOB, Washington, D.C., 20515; 202-225-2216. Fax: 202-2253012. In Cincinnati, write 441 Vine Street, Suite 3003, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202, or call 513-684-2723. Fax: 513-421-8722. For e-mail, go to District includes Cincinnati, Green Township, Miami Township, Cleves, Addyston, Delhi, Cheviot, part of Colerain Township, Springfield Township, Forest Park, Mount Healthy, North College Hill,



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Tony Upton thanks his supporters

I have had the great fortune to serve as an elected official in Green Township since 1990. It has been a total pleasure to serve as your trustee over the past 19 years. The memories of the wonderful people I have met will stay with me forever. My tenure as trustee has been successful because of you and my many, many supporters. To those that have helped me be successful as a trustee and in my life, in particular, my beautiful wife and family, I say thank you very, very much.


Greenhills and Mt. Airy.

State officials OHIO SENATE

• 8th District, Bill Seitz (R). In Cincinnati, call 357-9332, In Columbus, write to: Senate Building, Room No. 143, First Floor, Columbus, Ohio. 43215; or call 614-466-8068. E-mail him at


• 28th District – Connie Pillich (D). In Columbus, write 77 S. High St., 11th Floor, Columbus, OH., 43215-6111 or call 614-466-8120; fax 614-719-3582. E-mail:

• 29th District, Louis Blessing Jr. (R). In Cincinnati, write to him 3672 Springdale Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45251, or call 923-3700. In Columbus, write him at the Ohio House of Representatives, 77 South High St., Columbus, Ohio 43215 or call him at (614) 466-9091. His FAX is (614) 644-9494. E-mail him at The 29th District includes Colerain, Crosby and Springfield townships as well as areas including Mount Healthy, Mount Airy and North College Hill. • 30th District, Bob Mecklenborg (R). In Columbus, write the Ohio House of Representatives, 77 S. High St., 13th floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215 or call 513-481-9800 or 614-466-8258. The 30th District includes Green, Miami and Delhi townships.

5556 Cheviot Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45247 phone: 923-3111 fax: 853-6220 email: web site:

Miller wants to be good steward of township Public officials have many responsibilities, few more important than the accountability to citizens to use taxpayer dollars wisely. We all know basic services have to be provided but they should be done as efficiently as possible. Springfield Township has many fine employees who embody this mindset. If the voters elect me as the next fiscal ofDavid Miller COMMUNITY PRESS ficer, I will be one of them. GUEST COLUMNIST The role of township fiscal officer is not well known. Serving the people and the township, the fiscal officer maintains an accurate record of all taxes received and spent, certifies all funds to the proper accounts, and countersigns all checks for expenditures authorized by the trustees. Annual audits, overseen by the fiscal officer, are also critical to providing the accountability taxpayers demand and deserve. I offer a very balanced background of education and experience which fits the requirements for this position. I hold a bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accounting and have worked in the private industry in a variety of positions in public accounting firms preparing financial statements, audits and taxes for both individuals and businesses. I have also had broad accounting experience and been charged with financial oversight for small businesses and non-profit organizations. Beyond the mandatory education and professional experience a candidate needs for this position, I think my public sector work provides an added benefit. Currently, I serve as chief of staff for a councilman in a large local municipality where I’ve gained valuable experience in how government really works in day-to-day operations. It’s definitely a foundation from which I can provide valuable input to the Trustees when called upon. Openness and transparency of government is something to which I am personally committed. The fiscal officer is the keeper of all records. Record retention compliance with the proper schedule is required by the state of Ohio and my training in state public records regulations is an advantage both to the township and taxpayers. It’s not news that we are living in uncertain economic times. That uncertainty should not extend to how township finances are conducted. Our retiring fiscal officer has served our township for three decades. If I am elected to succeed him, taxpayers should be reassured I will follow and expand upon this record, seeking to be as good a steward with township finances as each citizen is with their own. Elect David Miller as your next fiscal officer and have confidence in Springfield Township’s financial integrity. David Miller is a candidate for Springfield Township fiscal officer.

Northwest Press Editor Jennie Key, 853-6272 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.



LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Reduce property taxes

Dusty Rhodes says it best. The only way to make sure that your property taxes won’t go up is to not vote for more tax levies. If only that were true.Because of declining property tax values, the existing voted millage will be collected on the reduced property tax base. This means that anyone who now pays property taxes in Green Township will probably experience a higher tax bill regardless of the results of the votes on the two levies which are on the ballot for renewal. Senior citizes and others on fixed budgets and incomes (like only having Social Security) will not likely experience any net increase this coming year in 2012. It is well past time to start voting to eliminate property taxes that are clearly in excess of the day-to-day needs of the township. On Nov. 8, please join me in voting to reduce existing property taxes in Green Township. Katheen Grote Green Township

Vote yes Green issues

On Nov. 8, Green Township voters will decide a number of state and local issues, including renewal levies for Green Township police and road services. These renewal levies (Issues No. 27 and No. 28) are important for Green Township residents.It is important that township streets and roads be maintained and the snow plowed (Issue No. 28), and that there are enough police available to assure public safety (Issue No. 27). But Ohio’s sharing of state revenues with townships has been dramatically reduced at a time when the need by township residents for those services has substantially increased. More than ever before, we need the funds from these two levies to support township police and road services. These levies will not increase homeowners’ taxes. Both are just renewals of long-standing levies, and both are small. The annual cost of the police levy (Issue No. 27) is less than $7 per $100,000 of property valuation; the annual cost of the street and roads levy (Issue No. 28) is less than $10 annually per $100,000 of valuation. When you vote next month, please vote “yes” for both Issue No. 27 and Issue No. 28. Both clearly are important for all Township residents, and they won’t increase anyone’s taxes. Dave Lopez Green Township

Votes for McFarlin

We have lived in Springfield Township for 35 years and Gwen McFarlin is the best trustee we have ever had. Gwen has always been accessible to the residents of the township. More than once we have contacted Gwen with our concerns and were very impressed with her quick response to our needs. It is comforting to know our community has a person in authority we can depend on to get things done. Our votes are for Gwen McFarlin. Gary and Marie McCarthy Springfield Township

Vote no for school levy

The Northwest Local School District levy is purportedly about the future. The levy has two components, an operating and a bond levy. The operating levy is about the past. Superintendent Glatfelter, in an email to the community, noted the operating levy is designed to replace Obama’s stimulus dollars.The second part of Issue 35, the bond levy, is definitely about the future. With high unemployment, declining property values and rising prices NWLSD has embarked on a plan to build or remodel district buildings for approximately $150 million. The first “payment” of $44 million the district now seeks will be repaid, with interest, over 37 years. This means a NWLSD kindergarten student

will be 43 years old when the debt is retired. Incurring this debt means the district will nearly reach its debt ceiling, possibly foreclosing the district’s independent ability to borrow during a real emergency. So much for “Building our Future.” This economy forces each of us to carefully spend every cent. Signs, slogans, advertisements and threats of cuts are not enough. Demand the school board place NWLSD on a path of sustainability before asking for another tax increase. Vote no on Issue 35. Joseph Platt Colerain Township

Confusing issues

Yes means no or does no mean yes? Sounds like a politician on a date. Unbelievable how the self serving politicians have sunk so low as to use police and fireman as their scapegoats. These politicians have routinely abused, mismanaged and wasted our tax dollars and the last thing we need to do is give them even more opportunity to keep doing the same. They use misleading tactics and lies to further their agenda of gaining more power and control. Then these elitist have no qualms of exempting themselves from laws that they place on us “commoners.” Issue 2 is flawed and should be sent back to Columbus to be rectified. Don’t believe the politician rhetoric. Please take the time to talk with a police or firefighter for straight answers on this important issue. Vote no on Issue 2. John Rainey Green Township

Restore fairness by voting for Issue 2

For nearly 30 years since the big spending Celeste administration, public unions have had the upper hand in labor negotiations with both state and local governments.It would be embarrassing to list the many excesses that these one-sided labor contracts have begat. Suffice to say that Issue 2 not only does not do away with public unions as has been suggested: it merely places the taxpayer on the same position on the playing field at the 50 yard line where all negotiations should begin with no advantage to either party. Thirty years of excesses that have been passed onto We The Taxpayers will now come to a screeching halt if Issue 2 passes. Restore fairness for those who pay the bills whose pay and retiremkent benefits are no where near those of the public sector unions. Please join me in voting for Issue 2 on election day. Thank you for your support of Issue 2. Steve Grote Green Township

It’s time to ask

It’s one year later and we are in the same place, voting on the Mount Healthy school district levy. Apparently, a no vote by a 77 percent majority of voters in February and August doesn’t register with the school board. You would think after three failed levies on the same issue, the message would be loud and clear. Maybe it’s time to change board members? Maybe it’s time to change the way schools are funded. Maybe it’s time to ask where all the money went? Three new schools ($90 million), plus federal education money ($1,053,935), Duke Energy rebate ($56,000 and $130,000) and the 1.39 mill levy renewal. Where are the reductions in operating expenses? What about busing? Twenty new buses replacing old buses, a saving? A reimbursement of $360,000 from Hamilton County Environmental Services for the new buses. Again, the question arises about all the money and where it has gone. Please vote no Nov. 8 until this

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all has been held accountable.

Don Sierra Mount Healthy

Bill takes away rights

Voting no on Issue 2 is important in preserving the rights of the middle class. It is an unsafe and unfair piece of legislation. I would strongly encourage Colerain Township residents to investigate what Issue 2 really is. State employees already pay into health care and retirement. Ads are misleading. This bill takes away the rights of workers to bargain for safety, for appropriate classroom sizes and for adequate staffing. implore Colerain township residents to investigate how our trustees are voting on this issue. Should our trustees not be concerned about rights of our police, fireman, school employees, and state-employed nurses? Are these elected officials actually blaming federal, state and local debt on service-minded, middleclass employees? You would be surprised. Our votes in the future, for or against these trustees, should communicate our thoughts loud and clear. Elizabeth Smith Colerain Townshp

Correcting Ms. Czyzyk

I hate to belabor the subject but Ms. (Theresa) Czyzyk must be corrected (Oct. 19).I respect her ingrained right wing theories but maybe she is not as well versed in Catholic Social teaching as she believes. The Church does indeed support the rights of workers. The “Justice for All” encyclical includes ALL workersregardless of their religious or political persuasion. The popes have taught that ‘Collective Bargaining ‘ is a fundamental human right’; an indispensableelement of social life. It actually supports ‘life’. To quote Mother Jones; she said “Pray for the dead, but fight like hell for the living”. This is the reason to vote no on Issue 2 to repeal SB5. Another truth is that the Democratic Club of Green Township is 90 percent Catholic membership. We believe that serving God’s people is a good thing. It appears that Ms. Czyzyk is the one twisting the truth. PS: Steve Driehaus is promoting human development in South Africa, not Hawaaii. Ann Thompson Green Township

Firefighters endorse Wolterman, Hart

Today’s political and economic climate present interesting challenges when considering which issues and candidates to support on Election Day. The Colerain Career Firefighters IAFF Local 3915 would like to announce our support and endorsement of candidates Joseph R. Wolterman for Township Trustee and Thomas J. Hart for Township Fiscal Officer. Our members believe that these candidates have the experience, vision and dedication to carry the Township into the future. Both candidates have exhibited a commitment to the progressive success of Colerain Township and have many generations of family ties to the community. Both Mr. Wolterman and Mr. Hart have demonstrated their support of our Local’s continued advancement and growth as we provide unparalleled service to our citizens. As firefighters

around the State are being attacked through various legislations, we welcome their support and commitment, and are proud to extend our endorsement to each of them. Dave Witherby President

Colerain Career Firefighters Local 3915

Fiscal officer position

I feel Mr. James Delp should attend a Colerain Township trustee meeting to understand just part of the position of the fiscal officer. I agree with Mr. Delp about the lack update on invoice payments. But does he understand the channels these invoices must travel before being returned for payment? They must be reviewed by the department managers and approved by the trustees before payment. As Mr. Delp’s for Mr. Tom Hart, that is great. But he should ask Mr. Hart if he is able to record the meeting minutes. When I first met Mr. and Mrs. Hart at a Colerain Park musical, he said he was unable to keep up with ongoing discussions during such meetings. So can Mr. Hart record these meetings and place them on the Colerain Township website? Or does the township hire someone who can? Another cost the township does not need at this time. Jim Acton Colerain Township

No checks

Around Springfield Township I have seen signs and recently received mail for Mark Berning and Dan Berning, brothers who are running for fiscal officer and township trustee. Evidently these are two brothers who, if they win, would control the office which authorizes spending and the office which assures money is appropriately spent. Assuredly the Berning brothers are fine individuals. However, the Ohio legislature has taken steps barring elected officials from business dealings with family members when awarding contracts so as to avoid even the appearance of ethical dilemmas or conflicts of interest. In light of this, is it wise to have one family in control of these two positions and would we be losing some of the natural checks and balances of the system? Scott Alsip Springfield Township

Harlow experience?

Is it considered work experience if you’ve spent a lot of time not doing your job? Last week, Heather Harlow’s guest column touted her job experience in her race for fiscal officer against local CPA Tom Hart. But also last week we heard from Kevin Fleckenstein, who did some work for Colerain Township earlier this year. It seems there was no problem with the quality of Fleckenstein’s work and the township certainly had the money, but it took Harlow six months to cut him a check instead of the usual 30 to 60 days like other townships. And last month we read how Harlow failed to apply for a routine grant that, in 2010, netted Colerain Township $905,000. Fortunately, Harlow was contacted by the Hamilton County Auditor’s Office and permitted to file late. And who can forget when the phone company shut off the

phones, or township credit cards that were declined? Heather Harlow is an elected official. She answers only to the voters and on Nov. 8 it will be time for us to give her a message: Get your experience elsewhere. Jim Delp Colerain Township

No couples on board

The Northwest Local School District has unusual situation concerning the school board. For years, Jim Detzel and Pam Detzel (man and wife) have served on the school board. Somehow this just doesn’t seem right, to have one couple in control of two-fifths of very important decision concerning our schools. Also, from the information I’ve received and the best of my knowledge, the married couple has voted the same way on every issue. Let’s get five options back on the board. I say, no husbands and wives=No Jim Detzel. I am a 47-year Colerain Township resident that votes in every election. Ronald G. Emerson Colerain Township

Support for Unger

An editorial in the Oct. 19 Northwest Press makes an underhanded comment about a “gentleman whose goal is no new taxes.” The school board vote for the increase in property taxes was 4-1 with Gauck, Denny and Mrs. and Mrs. Detzel voting for the increase, so I assume that the writer was talking about Dan Unger’s vote not to increase tax rates. When the district accepted dollars from the failed 2009 stimulus, Unger recommended against taking money because of strings attached. It was a twoyear program and Unger knew that we would not get that money in year three. Now here we are in 2011, and four board members and the writer of last week’s editorial want local property owners to make up the federal dollars that Dan knew were not coming. During his four years on the board, Dan has stuck to his principles. He will continue to insist on quality education and that the district live within its budget. Unger is the only board member who understands today’s economic situation. Please vote for Dan Unger, the nest steward of your and my tax dollars. Gloria Geier Colerain Township

A fiscal response

With this letter, I’d like to respond to James Delp’s accusations in his letter to the editor in the October19, 2011, edition of the Northwest Press. He said that power and phones were shut off to Township buildings last winter. Nothing of the sort happened. I’m disappointed he would purport such misinformation. Also, Delp claimed that I am “not qualified” to hold this position. I am more than qualified to hold this position! I hold a baccalaureate degree and master’s degree in Public Administration and learned book-keeping skills very young working in my family’s small business. Further, I have attended many continuing education courses during my time as the fiscal officer. He discussed a money market fund that was not recorded. This fund was on our monthly statement, but staff failed to make the computer entry. This was corrected prior to the audit and staff was reprimanded. Those funds were accounted for monthly – if not more often -- during a review of our investments and they simply could not have gone missing! It’s been my honor to serve as your Fiscal Officer and I ask for your vote on November 8.

Heather Harlow Colerain Township fiscal officer

Support Northwest schools

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the highest importance on education. Recently, I found notes from a speech my grandfather (who worked his way from teacher to superintendent in eastern Ohio) gave about 50 years ago, and was struck by the timeless relevance to our current situation. He said: “Proper education for children is a recognized obligation of the state and each local community … It is my belief that every child in America should have the opportunity to make the most of himself. This is impossible in our complex society without adequate education … We are not interested in trying to have the poorest school which will be tolerated, but rather the best school the community will support.” What a powerful sentiment. We are blessed in our community to have quality private and public schools. The Northwest Local School District has been in the bottom third of Hamilton County districts in cost per pupil for the last 15 years, and currently spends 11 percent less than the state average and more than 10 percent less than 15


of the 22 districts. That is good stewardship of taxpayer support. Preparing our students to compete in today’s workforce will pay benefits to our community for years to come. Please vote yes on the Northwest levy. Debbie Janakiefski Colerain Township

CCA says thank you 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. 2. 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, Groebeck BP, Kroger Northgate, Meijer, Walgreens 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. Rick Smith Colerain Community Association


Oct. 19 question What was the best Halloween costume you ever wore? What made it so good?

“The best Halloween costume I've ever worn is, hands down, my Jawa costume. It was Halloween 1978. Star Wars was the BIG hit in the theaters the previous year (May 1977). My mom made our costumes! I was a Jawa; my brothers were C3PO and Darth Vader; and, our friend up the street was Chewbacca. I can honestly say ‘I remember it like it was yesterday.’ I can. And I'll remember that one as long as I'm a Star Wars fan, which will be forever and a day.” J.K. “Best Halloween costume ever? That would be the one I wore at a neighbor's party about 15-20 years ago. It was a simple black bathrobe that looked like the ones professional boxers wear into the ring. Across the back, I had affixed golden letters which said simply ‘Iron Mike.’ I brought a pair of boxing gloves to finish it off. It was a big hit!” Bill B.

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“Back in the ’80s, when my kids were small, I built a wooden frame on top of the frame of an aluminum backpack that had a head like ball on top. I then draped the whole thing in black cloth to become a 10' tall black specter, very scary.” F.S.D. “Not really a costume, but we would put painting equipment props next to the port-o-lets at one local haunted house, and a speaker behind one of them waiting for the perfect victim to enter one. Then we would wait a minute or so, and calmly tell the occupant to ‘hurry up, we are

trying to paint the basement and they are blocking the light!’” O.H.R. “In college I went to a party as a graffiti ghost cut eyeholes in a plain white sheet, took some markers with me, and asked other guests to ‘write on my wall. It was a great costume because everyone had such fun writing things and then reading what others wrote - I became the hit of the party. “I remember it because 40-something years later I still have that sheet. We take it to outdoor concerts and events, and sit on it. It still draws attention and comments.” J.R.B. “The best costume I ever wore was actually two costumes. We had a lady in our neighborhood who gave out a dime for Halloween. Back in the early ’60s. this was a real haul. We would wear one costume and get our dime and later we would come back with a different costume later and get another dime. That is one of my best Halloween memories.” D.D.

Oct. 26 question How will you remember Carl Lindner. Did you have any personal dealings with him?

“I truly respect the enormous amount of contributions, large and small, that Mr. Lindner contributed to Cincinnati. Also I respect that he made himself so successful without the education background. Sometime it is the person with more to prove that out produce us all!” G.F. “I did not know Carl Lindner personally, but I do have friends and relatives who knew him and worked for him for many decades and they all speak very highly of him. Those impressions plus the things I've seen him do for Greater Cincinnati convince me he was a great man whose impact on our community will be missed. Hopefully there are people within the organizations he created who can continue the fine work he began.” R.V.

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Phyllis Allen is focused during her tai chi routine at the Colerain Township Senior and Community Center.

MEDITATION IN MOTION From left, Joann Roth, Chris Armstrong and Mary Frees out on the lawn during tai chi class.

Tai chi Instructor Mark Tracy moved his class at the Colerain Township Senior and Community Center outside into the sunshine to take advantage of the some of the last warm days of the season. The ancient art of tai chi uses gentle flowing movements to reduce stress and promotes serenity through gentle movements — connecting the mind and body. Originally developed in ancient China for self-defense, tai chi evolved into a graceful form of exercise. Photos by Tony Jones/The Community Press

Mark Tracy took his once-a-week Wednesday afternoon tai chi class out on the lawn at the Colerain Township Senior Center to enjoy the sunshine and great weather.

Trudy Enderle and Mary Frees stretch during tai chi with instructor Mark Tracy. Ann Teuschler stretches out her arms during a group tai chi class at the Colerain Township Senior Center.

Phyllis Allen works through her tai chi routine at the Colerain Township Senior and Community Center.

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Art Exhibits Nature's Miracles: Pottery and Paintings by Sharon Bazzle, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 7000 Hamilton Ave., Procter Center, Willoughby Art Gallery. First solo exhibition of pottery and paintings by artist who is visually impaired. Pays homage to beauty and appreciation of nature. Free. 522-3860; North College Hill.

Community Dance Unicorners Singles Square Dance Club, 8-10 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Experienced Western-style square dancers and round dancers. Singles and couples welcome. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Mount Healthy.

Dance Classes 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 smooth-soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. Through Nov. 17. 321-6776. Springfield Township.

Exercise Classes Hatha Yoga for Seniors, 9:15 a.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Ages 55 and up. Experience benefits of yoga with stretching, breathing and relaxing techniques. Bring mat or purchase one for $10. $40 for 10 classes, $25 for six classes; $5 per class. 741-8802; Colerain Township. Jazzercise, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Aerobic class works cardiovascular system and includes strength training. $38 per month. Presented by Jazzercise. 829-5009; Colerain Township. Pilates Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Improve strength, flexibility, balance, control and muscular symmetry. Instructor Celine Kirby leads core-strengthening exercises using bands and weights. Bring yoga mat. Ages 18 and up. $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Shades Bistro and Lounge, 8134 Hamilton Ave., With DJ Evelyn. Free. 227-9136. Mount Healthy.

On Stage - Student Theater All Shook Up, 8 p.m., La Salle High School, 3091 North Bend Road, $7-$15. Presented by La Salle High School Drama. 7412369; Green Township.

Senior Citizens Senior 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. Help improve strength and flexibility. Ages 55 and up. $30 for 10 classes; $5 each. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

FRIDAY, NOV. 4 Art Exhibits Nature's Miracles: Pottery and Paintings by Sharon Bazzle, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Free. 522-3860; North College Hill.

Community Dance Cincy A2, 8-10:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Advanced level square dance club for experienced dancers. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. Through Dec. 16. 929-2427. Mount Healthy.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9-10 a.m. and 6:307:30 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, $38 per month. 829-5009; Colerain Township.

Farmers Market Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Locally produced food items. Free. Presented by Lettuce Eat Well. 661-1792;

Exercise Classes

McAuley High School, 6000 Oakwood Ave., presents "Peter Pan" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, and Sunday, Nov. 6. Tickets are $8, $6 for students and seniors. For ticket information, call 681-1802 or visit Pictured are s Jess Kerr as Wendy and Rachel Lusheck as Peter Pan THANKS TO EMILY LAFFERTY.

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Music - Religious Dave and Buster's Night, 7:30 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave., With Twenty One Pilots. Doors open 7 p.m. Ticket pricing TBA. 825-8200; Forest Park.

On Stage - Student Theater Peter Pan, 7:30 p.m., McAuley High School, 6000 Oakwood Ave., Performing Arts Center. J.M. Barrie's land of the Lost Boys and all the magical places Peter travels. Family friendly. $8, $6 seniors and students. 6811802; College Hill. All Shook Up, 8 p.m., La Salle High School, $7-$15. 741-2369; Green Township.

Recreation Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Walks are led by Park District volunteers. Walkers may choose the days they want to walk. For ages 50 and up. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. Through Nov. 30. 728-3551, ext. 406; Springfield Township. Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., FarbachWerner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Walks led by Park District volunteers. Walkers may choose what days to participate. Ages 50 and up. Free; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 728-3551, ext. 406; Colerain Township.

SATURDAY, NOV. 5 Benefits Kenyan Cincinnati Association Education Fundraising Dinner, 6-10 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Benefits Kenyan Cincinnati Association to help sustain school fees for orphaned children and those from select poverty stricken communities. $40. Presented by Kenyan Cincinnati Association. 330-2612815; Green Township.

Civic 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 Recycling and Solid Waste District. 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 Coun-

ty residents only. Commercial businesses and landscapers not eligible to participate in this program. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 946-7755; Colerain Township.

Craft Shows Colerain High School Boosters Craft Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Colerain High School, 8801 Cheviot Road, More than 160 crafters, food and raffle. Family friendly. Free. 385-6424. Colerain Township. Artisan Craft Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Unique opportunity to buy from local artists. Hand-made jewelry, paintings, soaps, homemade noodles and baskets and more. Free. 7418802. Colerain Township.

Music - Benefits St. James Athletic Club Fall Bash 2, 7 p.m.-midnight, McAuley High School, 6000 Oakwood Ave., Gym. Parents' night out. Music by the Rusty Griswolds. Soft drinks and snacks available. Wine and beer sold separately. Heads or Tails games, basket raffles and silent auction on sports memorabilia. Benefits St. James Athletic Club. Ages 21 and up. $25. Presented by St. James Athletic Club. 235-9681; College Hill.

Music - Rock Battle of the Bands, 7:30 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave., Part VI. Round 2. With bands TBA. Doors open 7 p.m. $8. Nightly draw for order of performances. Two bands eliminated nightly. Bands move on with 50 percent of crowd vote plus judge vote. Registration required online for bands. 825-8200; Forest Park.

On Stage - Student Theater Peter Pan, 2 p.m., McAuley High School, $8, $6 seniors and students. 681-1802; mcauleyhs. College Hill. All Shook Up, 8 p.m., La Salle High School, $7-$15. 741-2369; Green Township.

Recreation Northwest Boosters Association Bingo Fundraiser, 7 p.m., Pleasant Run Middle School, 11770 Pippin Road, Cafeteria. Early Bird Bingo/Instants begin 6 p.m. Benefits school district's athletic equipment, extracurricular expenses and facility upgrades. Presented by Northwest Boosters Association. Through Nov. 26. 729-7504; Colerain Township.

SUNDAY, NOV. 6 Civic Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.,

Kuliga Park, Free. 946-7755; Green Township. Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, Free. 946-7755; Colerain Township.

Clubs & Organizations Diamond Squares, 5-8:30 p.m., Parky's Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road, Plus level Western square and round dance club for experienced dancers. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Springfield Township.

Craft Shows Colerain High School Boosters Craft Show, Noon-4 p.m., Colerain High School, Free. 385-6424. Colerain Township.

Music - Benefits Pig Roast and Square Dance Fundraiser, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Laurel Court, 5870 Belmont Ave., Old Carriage House behind Mansion. Dinner includes freshroasted pork and full buffet of side dishes, plus complimentary soft drinks, beer and wine. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Square dance at 7:30 p.m. Benefits College Hill Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation. Ages 18 and up. $80 couple, $50 single. Reservations required. Presented by College Hill Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation. 591-4562; College Hill.

On Stage - Student Theater Peter Pan, 2 p.m., McAuley High School, $8, $6 seniors and students. 681-1802; mcauleyhs. College Hill. All Shook Up, 5 p.m., La Salle High School, $7-$15. 741-2369; Green Township.

Recreation Festi-Bowl, 1-3 p.m., Colerain Bowl, 9189 Colerain Ave., Glow Bowl, Bumper Bowl, prizes, face painting, carnival games, stilt walker and more. Benefits Jewish Family Service. Family friendly. $10, $5 ages 5-16, free ages 4 and under. Registration required. Presented by Jewish Family Service. 766-3352; Colerain Township.

Runs/Walks Man-Up and Walk for Amanda, 1 p.m., Veterans' Park Green Township, 6231 Harrison Ave., Registration Noon-12:45 p.m. Two-mile walk and basket raffle. Benefits woman diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's Disease. $20. 558-0535. Dent.

Support Groups Caregivers Support Group, 3:30-5 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, For those who care for or supervise the frail, elderly or disabled. Free. 931-5777. Finneytown.

MONDAY, NOV. 7 Clubs & Organizations West Hills Music Club Meeting, 1 p.m., Green Township Branch Library, 6525 Bridgetown Road, Music by pianist Mary Ann Jordan, vocalist Susan Lenhart and flutist Jennifer

Evening Adult Yoga Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Instructor Lynn Carroll leads stretching, breathing and relaxation exercises. Bring a mat or purchase one for $10. $25 for six classes, $5 each. 741-8802; Colerain Township. Jazzercise, 9-10 a.m. and 6:307:30 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, $38 per month. 829-5009; Colerain Township.

Recreation Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Winton Woods, Free, vehicle permit required. 728-3551, ext. 406; Springfield Township. Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., FarbachWerner Nature Preserve, Free; vehicle permit required. 7283551, ext. 406; Colerain Township.

Seminars Job Search Seminar, 1:30-3 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Weekly speakers advise job seekers on how to conduct an effective job search. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.

Senior Citizens Uphill Gang Luncheon, Noon, Mount Healthy United Methodist Church, 7612 Perry St., Music by the Merri Moores. Registration required by Nov. 4. $5. 825-1254. Mount Healthy.

Youth Sports Cincinnati Junior Rollergirls, 6:30-8 p.m., Skatin' Place, 3211 Lina Place, Fall Season. Practice. Girls will learn the rules of flat track roller derby. Season fee helps cover cost of rink rental for 10 practices and uniforms. Bring helmet. knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards, mouth guard and quad roller skates. No inlines. Quad skates available for rental at no additional cost. Ages 8-17. $80 full season; $50 first practice, and $50 fifth practice. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Rollergirls. 522-2424; Colerain Township.

TUESDAY, NOV. 8 Exercise Classes Evening Adult Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Home & Garden Year-Round Gardening, 6:307:30 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Holiday Porch Pots: turn your pots into festive holiday decorations. Simple and easy ways to extend the use of your pots. Learn new ideas for planning and maintaining garden throughout the year. Adults only. With White Oak Garden Center staff. Free. Presented by White Oak Garden Center. 385-3313; Monfort Heights.

Recreation Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., FarbachWerner Nature Preserve, Free; vehicle permit required. 7283551, ext. 406; Colerain Township. Board Game Night, 6-10 p.m., Yottaquest, 7607 Hamilton Ave., Bring your own board games, other games also provided. Play games from all genres and eras. Free. 923-1985; Mount Healthy.

Senior Citizens Senior Zumba Gold Classes, 9-10 a.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center,

$30 for 10 classes; $5 each. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Support Groups Finding Your Way Through Loss, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Support and information on adjusting to change in life and grief over loss, cherishing positive memories, giving up unrealistic expectations that may lead to guilt and frustration, developing strong support system, finding sources of self-esteem and reducing stress. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9 Civic Monfort Heights/White Oak Community Association Monthly Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Presented by Monfort Heights/White Oak Community Association. 3853780. Green Township.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9-10 a.m. and 6:307:30 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, $38 per month. 829-5009; Colerain Township.

Health / Wellness Caring for Mom: Stress-Free Holiday and Family Management, 6-8 p.m., North College Hill Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Ave., For those caring for aging parents. Libby Feck, director of program services for Senior Independence, shares how Adult Day Services afford caregivers respite from demanding responsibilities of caregiving. Micki Fehring, registered nurse, discusses tips for simplifying holidays for cognitive- and physical health-challenged and how to manage family conflict for happy and safe holiday season. Free. Presented by Home Care by Black Stone. 522-1154. North College Hill. Lunch and Learn Lecture, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road, Topic: Health and Stress. information on symptoms of stress, how stress affects body's overall health and what a person can do to relieve stress both at work and at home, to feel better. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Foundation for Wellness Professionals. 941-0378. Groesbeck.

Lectures Discussions of Leadership Lecture Series, 7 p.m., College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road, College Theatre. Featuring Joanne Ciulla, Ph.D., the Coston Family Chair in Leadership and Ethics at the University of Richmond's Jepson School of Leadership Studies. Free. 2444724. Delhi Township.

Music - Acoustic Cigars & Guitars, 7-9 p.m., Vinoklet Winery and Restaurant, 11069 Colerain Ave., Music, cigars and bocce ball. 385-9309; Colerain Township.

Recreation Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Winton Woods, Free, vehicle permit required. 728-3551, ext. 406; Springfield Township. Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., FarbachWerner Nature Preserve, Free; vehicle permit required. 7283551, ext. 406; Colerain Township. Mount Healthy Bingo, 6:30 p.m., Mount Healthy Jr./Sr. High School, 8101 Hamilton Ave., Cafeteria. Early bird starts 6:30 p.m. Regular bingo starts 7 p.m. Benefits Mount Healthy school athletics. $6-$26. 729-0131; Mount Healthy.

Support Groups Divorce Support Group, 7-9 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Information on getting over loss of partner, grief over being single, giving up unrealistic expectations that lead to unneeded guilt and frustration, developing strong support system and sources of self-esteem. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.



Rita shares Iron Skillet’s fall-inspired soup recipe Recently, my sisters and some of their kids came to my home for lunch. My dear aunt Margaret and her son, Frank, also came. We made Lebanese food: tabouleh, fried kibbeh and green Rita beans with Heikenfeld cinnamon RITA’S KITCHEN and onion. As I set the table with the antique china I inherited from my mom, along with mismatched silverware and glasses, I was reminded of the philosophy I grew up with: it’s not just about the food, or the serveware on the table, but about who’s at the table, sharing the meal. As we segue into the crazy busy holiday season, try and remember that bit of advice. And to help you get a good start, here are two of my favorite holiday recipes, and both are do-ahead!

Julia Stegmaier’s sweet potato pear soup I met Julia at a presentation I did for Pleasant Ridge garden club. My topic was root veggies and Julia made this yummy soup for the luncheon. It’s her version of one her daughter makes for a vegan meal. Julia made hers with butter and cream. (To make it vegan, substitute vegan margarine for the butter and coconut milk for the cream). It was light and

delicious. 1 tablespoon butter 1 small onion, chopped ¼ cup chopped carrot ¼ cup chopped celery 3 medium-sized sweet potatoes, peeled and diced 2 pears, peeled and diced ¼ teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon paprika 5 cups vegetable broth (can use chicken broth) 1 ⁄3 cup whipping cream 2 teaspoons maple syrup, or to taste 2 teaspoons lime juice, or to taste Salt and pepper to taste

Melt butter over medium heat. Add onion, carrot and celery and sauté for 1 minute. Add sweet potatoes, pears and thyme and sauté for about 2 minutes. Add paprika and veggie broth. Bring to boil and simmer 15 minutes or until sweet potatoes are soft. Puree until smooth. Return to pot. Add cream, maple syrup and lime juice. Simmer 5 minutes. If soup is too thick, add a little broth. Season to taste, adding more syrup or lime juice as needed. Drizzle with maple syrup if preferred. Can be made up to 2 days ahead.

Iron Skillet Restaurant’s Pumpkin Cheesecake The Iron Skillet Restaurant in Newtown, Ohio, is a haven for authentic Hungarian and German food. But that’s not all. Chef/ owner Laszlo Molnar was a guest on my Union Township cable show and he made, among other yum-

Chef Laszlo Molnar of The Iron Skillet Restaurant shares his recipe for pumpkin cheesecake. THANKS TO JUSTIN HAWTHORNE.

my foods, the best pumpkin cheesecake I’ve ever eaten. Laszlo and chef sister, Monica Lippmeier, are particular about fresh, local, seasonal foods and their menu reflects that. What I enjoy about this duo is their commitment to their heritage, sharing what they love. Check out their website at or give them a call at 513-561-6776 or 6786. Filling:

at a time, until each is incorporated. Add cornstarch and sour cream and blend to mix well. Beat for 3 minutes on medium speed, and then pour into prepared crust. Beat for 3 minutes. Pour into prepared crust in a springform pan. Crust: Laszlo’s recipe called for a couple tablespoons of butter, but I found I needed more. Add as you go until you get a mixture that sticks together and is easy to pat down into the pan. 2 cups graham cracker crumbs 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon ground cloves ½ teaspoon each, nutmeg and ground ginger Up to 1 stick butter, melted

Mix dry ingredients in bottom of spring form pan, add butter and mix well. Press into bottom of pan till compact, then bake for

2 pounds of cream cheese, room temperature 1 cup of granulated sugar 1 cup light brown sugar 1½ cups solid pack pumpkin 2 teaspoons cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon nutmeg 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 5 large eggs 1 tablespoon cornstarch 2 tablespoons sour cream

Beat cream cheese in mixer on medium speed until very light, fluffy and smooth. Add sugars and continue mixing on medium speed. Add pumpkin, spices and vanilla and blend well. Add eggs, one

4 minutes at 300 degrees. Remove from oven, pour in filling, wrap pan in foil (this will prevent water leaking into it during baking) and put filled pan in water bath (roasting pan with hot water going up about ¼ way. Bake at 300 degrees for 1½ hours or

until firm. Top with whipped cream. Caramel sauce is optional. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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The Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society will be presenting the Texas Guitar Woman at the College of Mount St. Joseph Theater at 7:30 p.m. Saturday Nov. 19. The show feature some of the best in blues and roots music performed by an all-female line up of heavy hitting musicians from Austin, Texas. Tickets for the show are $30 in advance, $35 the day of the show and can be purchased by going to Additional information can be obtained by calling 513-484-0157. The Texas Guitar Women is a powerhouse of talent and energy led by five-time Grammy winning slide and dobro player Cindy Cashdollar. The line up also includes “Texas Vocalist of the Year” Shelly King, blues sensation Carolyn Wonderland, Blind Pig recording artist and bassist Sarah Brown and Austin, Texas, stand out drummer Lisa Pankratz. Austin-based dobro and steel guitarist Cashdollar’s career has taken some surprising twists and turns

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that have led her to to work with many of the leading artists in contemporary music. Her ability to complement a song or step out with a tasteful, imaginative, and exciting solo - and to do it in so many musical genres - has made her one of the most in-demand musicians on the American roots music scene. Cashdollar is also the first woman to ever be inducted into the Texas Steel Guitar Hall of Fame. The music of Shelley King draws from and blends a spectrum of roots music styles, but one word succinctly describes it: soulful. Be it R&B, folk, blues, country, bluegrass or rock — or combinations of and variations on those themes — she delivers the goods straight from the heart with a voice that’s splendidly rich and warm and as big as all outdoors. Sarah Brown is a widely recognized and award winning bassist in the international blues and roots music scene living in Austin, TX. Starting her career in the 70’s, it only took three gigs for her to realize that playing bass was what she

was meant to do. She was voted best bass player in the Austin Music Polls four years running as well as winning another AMP award for a 45rpm release. She is the recipient of five Music City Texas awards, was nominated for two W.C. Handy awards, received a NAIRD Indie Award, and was featured in Bass Player magazine. Lisa Pankratz has become the drummer of choice for acts who wanted their country to shuffle with soul and theirrock to have some swing in the beat. The Texas Guitar Women have toured primarily in Texas and Louisiana with limited engagements due to the girls’ busy schedules. They call Antone’s in Austin home base and many of girls are featured there either as solo artists or complimenting other artists. 4 of the 5 recently toured the US with Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women promoting their self titled album which drew high praise. This is the fourth consecutive year the girls have made the trek to the Cincinnati area.



Old-fashioned Thanksgiving program See what life was like over 200 years ago with historical reenactments during Thanksgiving on the Ohio Frontier from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at Shawnee Lookout Park, at 2008 Lawrenceburg Road in Miami Township. Interpreters with the Society of Northwest Longhunters will reenact the first Thanksgiving between early European set-

tlers, Shawnee Native Americans and military personnel. Special exchanges between settler and Native Americans occur at the top of each hour and samples of period fare will be available for tasting from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. inside the Shawnee Lookout Log Cabin. This program is free and open to the public. A valid Hamilton County

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You could fortify yourself at Colerain Township's Heritage Park, 11405 E. Miami River Road. This is the plaque erected by Boy Scouts to mark the site of Fort Dunlap. Correct answers came from Mary Bowling, Gail Hallgath, Debbie Fales, Nancy and Mark Bruner, Pat Merfert, Joanne Donnelly, Dennis Boehm, Sandy Rouse, Jake and Jaime Spears, Keyonia Lumpkins, Mimi and Papa Threm, Emily, Megan and the boys, Ron and Annette, Jack Glensman, Sandra and David Shea, Joan and JIm Wilson, Lou Ann and Vernon Pfeiffer, and Terry Rotert. Thanks for playing! See this week's clue on A1. JENNIE

Only make local deals on Internet During these tough economic times many people are looking for used rather than new cars. A large number of people turn to the Internet looking for deals. But, as with many offers on the Internet, you have to be careful of scams. Deanna Fisher, of Batavia, learned about one such scam while looking for a used car for her daughter. She found what looked like a great deal advertised on Craigslist. “We started looking on Craigslist and found a couple of different ones, but one that really got our attention was a 2001 Ford Focus for $2,267,” she said. That vehicle had only 94,000 miles on it, so she emailed the seller. “I asked if he still had the car, said please call us, and put my husband’s phone number on it. No phone call but I got an email reply,” Fisher said. The seller sent her lots of pictures of the vehicle, both inside and outside. He said he still has the car and wanted to sell it to her. Fisher says he wrote her, “If you want it we can go ahead and ship it to you because I’m in the mil-

itary. I’m getting ready to go to Iraq and I needed to get rid of this car. It’s in a wareHoward house in Ain Boston.” HEY HOWARD! The seller wrote he will ship the vehicle to her for free so she can inspect and approve of the deal. However, she has to pay for it first. Fisher says he wrote, “Send me the money via Western Union and we have an eBay account set up. You should send it to me through my eBay agent.” By this time Fisher says she was very suspicious of the deal. She decided to check out the address of this so-called eBay agent and learned it is a non-existent building across from a bus stop in Salt Lake City, Utah. “It just totally sounded like a big scam to everybody,” Fisher said. The Craigslist website is well aware of scams like this and has a warning at the top of each page. It says beware of sending any money via Western Union and advises to

Roger Bacon Homecoming is victorious During the first week of October, the Roger Bacon High School celebrated the long standing tradition of Homecoming Week. Opening festivities began on Sunday evening with a Girls Powderpuff football game at Bron Bacevich Stadium followed by a gathering on the practice field for the annual bonfire rally. Special dress-up/ theme days were sponsored each day of the school week prior to Friday nigh’s game and homecoming parade through the streets of St. Bernard. On Thursday of that week freshman were required to dress as aliens or rockets (to instill spirit against the Homecoming opponents, McNicholas Rockets) and upperclassmen dressed as Spartans. Post game activities began immediately after the football team’s victory over McNicholas (35-14) at the stadium with a fireworks display by Rozzi Fireworks a perfect ending for a perfect week.

only deal locally. Fisher says a close look at the emails she’s received from the seller also made her suspicious. “It really just looks like form letters, my name is not on any of those invoices. He doesn’t address me by name, its just ‘Hey, Hey, Hey.’” Fisher’s co-workers also concluded this is a scam. One of them even emailed the seller pretending he was interested in buying that same car. He claimed he would be in Boston over the weekend and said he’d like to see it in the warehouse. He got no reply. Bottom line, always deal locally when buying something over the Internet. That way you can inspect the item rather than buying it sightunseen. And remember, never wire money via Western Union or Money Gram to someone you don’t know because it’s impossible to get back the money. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRCTV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.


Mercy auxiliary hosting boutique and craft sale The Auxiliary of Mercy Health Mount Airy Hospital will host its annual Holiday Boutique and Craft Sale on 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in the hospital lobby. The event will feature many handcrafted items including jewelry, baby items, aprons and a variety of items for many occasions. Returning this year is the grand raffle with prizes that include a handmade quilt, Lenox heirloom serving platter with eight napkins and eight napkin rings, Fitz & Floyd Santa Claus cookie jar, Sri Lanka tea pot with sugar and cream bowls, and more.

“The boutique and craft sale has become a tradition not only for our volunteer members, but also for many members of the community,” says Dottie Conrad, who volunteers her time leading for the crafters. “Each year, many of the same people attend the event to see what our wonderful volunteer crafters have created for the holidays.” Raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5. There will also be a bake sale filled with decadent treats on Nov. 2 on the second floor near the cafeteria. "Our annual boutique allows our volunteers, the hospital’s employees and people in the commu-

nity to purchase hand crafted items not only for the holidays, but also for special occasions throughout the year," Conrad said. Proceeds from the sale are donated to the hospital and are used for equipment and programs that bring comfort to patients and their families. Past donations have been used toward the purchase of patient chairs in ambulatory care and the behavior health units, scholarships, security and maintenance vehicles, and patient comfort bears. For more information about the boutique and craft sale, please call 513853-5280.


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Leaves for Little Folks

The Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve presented a Leaves for Little Folks program. Park naturalist Stephanie Morris took a group out on the nature trail to learn all about why the foliage changes color and leaves fall off during this season. Photos by Tony Jones/ The Community Press

Kids gather to take a closer look at the bug park naturalist Stephanie Morris found on the trail at Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve.

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If someone asked you, “What is the Jewish holiday that commemorates the exodus from Egypt?” you would answer, “Passover.” Or if someone asked, “What is the name of the first man in the Bible?” you would say, “Adam.” Of course, you would be right, but could you read, “Passover” or “Adam” in Hebrew? If the answer to that question is “no,” then the annual Hebrew Marathon at Rockdale Temple is just what you need. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, Rockdale’s Hebrew Marathon is unique in Greater Cincinnati. It is a fun, friendly, fast way to learn the Hebrew language. You start with words you already know such as “shalom” or

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“Sabbath,” and before lunch is served you are reading these words and more. This opportunity to learn a new language and make new friends is perfect for Jews and nonJews. For adults who studied Hebrew as children but have forgotten everything they ever learned, the Hebrew Marathon is a way to quick start those long-forgotten memories. Rockdale congregant Debbie Loewenstein was a one of the first Hebrew Marathoners. She went from not knowing an aleph from a bet, but after the Hebrew Marathon she was encouraged to study Hebrew further by enrolling in the Introduction to Hebrew Adult Education

class. Loewenstein explained, “My Hebrew Marathon experience was amazing! There were several people there that I had seen at services and was shocked to learn that they couldn't read Hebrew either. We learned and laughed. By the end of the day we could actually follow along in the prayer book. Some of my classmates and I decided we really wanted to learn enough to become B'Nei Mitzvahs. I would highly recommend the Marathon. It was fun and I gained more than a skill, I also made life-long friends.” Taught by Rockdale’s senior rabbi, Sigma Faye Coran, Rabbinic intern Meredith Kahan and temple administrator Margaret Friedman-Vaughn, the class is open to all. The cost that includes lunch, snacks and a textbook is $40 for Rockdale Temple members and $45 for the community. For more information or to register for this unique experience, go to or call 513-891-9900.



Lambrinides brothers give back to community By Kurt Backscheider

The Lambrinides brothers are commemorating their family legacy and supporting the Cincinnati community through a new scholarship named in honor of their great-grandfather’s first restaurant. Nicholas Lambrinides III, the great-grandson and namesake of Skyline Chili founder Nicholas Lambrinides, recently established the Glenway Skyline Scholarship with his brothers Jonathan, Alexander and Jordan. Their great-grandfather opened a small chili restaurant on Glenway Avenue in Price Hill in 1949,

and Skyline Chili grew to become a Cincinnati icon. The fourth generation of Lambrinides brothers still own and operate three Skyline restaurants – Dent, Northgate, and of course, Glenway. Nicholas Lambrinides III, who lives in Green Township, said he and his brothers contributed a $30,000 endowment to the FreestoreFoodbank’s Cincinnati Cooks program. He said the endowment provides a $1,500 scholarship each year to a graduate of the 10-week culinary program that prepares adults, who want to improve their lives, for work in the food service industry.

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Colerain Township resident Pat Beckman, left, recently received the Joanna McQuail Reed Award from the Herb Society of America at its national convention. The award recognizes the artistic use of herbs. Beckman is a founding member of the Cincinnati Herb Society and a member of the Herb Society of America for 33 years. Her garden received the Amateur Gardener Award from the Cincinnati Horticultural Society and has been on the Green Township garden tour. Beckman is pictured with Linda Lain, HSA president. THANKS TO ED BECKMAN

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Nicholas Lambrinides III, left, presents the inaugural Glenway Skyline Scholarship to Berenice Torres, who is a graduate of the Freestore Foodbank's Cincinnati COOKS! program. Torres will use the $1,500 scholarship to further her education at the Midwest Culinary Institute.

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chosen as this year’s recipient. He said her skill and ambition earned her the award. “She is driven,” he said. “She is definitely a hard worker.” Torres will use her scholarship to continue her education at the Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State Community and Technical College. Lambrinides said he and his family are honored to be able to give back to the community, and it was a privilege to take part in the graduation ceremony. “It was really touching,” he said. “They made it a great event, and it just makes you feel proud to be a part of that.”

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“Initially, we did a tour at the Freestore when we were thinking about starting this scholarship. When you do something like this it’s important to let your heart lead you,” he said. “After taking the tour, it was a pretty easy decision for us to support their culinary program, and we’re blessed to be in the position to be able to do so.” Lambrinides recently attended the 100th graduation ceremony for the Cincinnati Cooks program, where he presented the inaugural Glenway Skyline Scholarship to graduate Berenice Torres of Avondale. Lambrinides said Torres was very excited to be

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DEATHS Esther Babel Esther E. Babel, 90, White Oak died Oct. 17. Survived by children Robert (Mary) Babel, Sharon (Russ) Johnson, Karen (Tim) Strittholt, Debra (Frank) Scheidt; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Robert Babel, siblings Stanley, Edward, Sylvester, Mildred Wilkymacky. Services were Oct. 21 at St. James Church. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor's choice.

Joseph Coffaro Joseph Michael Coffaro, 73, Green Township, died Oct. 4. He was an attorney. He was a member of St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish, Musica Sacra and the United Italian Society, and an usher at Music Hall. Survived by wife Joleen; children Paul (Heather), Steven, Joe; grandchildren Alyssa, Ben, Maria; siblings Pat, Charles

(Marilyn). Preceded in death by sister Anne Angilella. Services were Oct. 6 at St. Ignatius of Loyola Church. Arrangements by MihovkRosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to: Musica Sacra, P.O. Box 43122, Cincinnati, OH 45243 or Elder High School Scholarship Fund.

Bud Gerth Morgan “Bud” Gerth, 94, Green Township, died Oct. 21. He was a meat cutter. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survived by children Janet (Anthony) Pepe, Joanne (David) Dryer, Gerth William (Christine), Morgan Gerth; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife Lucie Gerth. Services were Oct. 25 at St.

Jude Church. Arrangements Gump-Holt Funeral Holt. Memorials to: American Diabetes Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 304, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Bonnie Langland Bonnie Langland, 70, died Oct. 19. Survived by companion Donna Tudor; children Susan (Bill) Huls, Bill, Matt (Sherry), Katie Langland; grandchildren Trent, Maria, Mikayla, Chase; brother Dennis (Nancy) Nead; brother-in-law Langland Tom Schroot. Preceded in death by parents Eugene, Jeannette Nead, sister Kathy Schroot. Services were Oct. 29 at Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Families of SMA, OKI Chapter, In Memory of Bonnie, Grandma of Chase, P.O. Box 541012, Cincinnati, OH 45254.

Larry Niklas Larry J. Niklas, 79, Green Township, died Oct. 27. He worked for the Internal Revenue Service. Survived by siblings Mary Jean, the Rev. Gerald “Nick” Niklas; sister-in-law Rose Niklas; nieces Mary Beth Niklas, Patti Minges. Preceded n death by brothers Donald, Roger Niklas. Services were Oct. 31 at Annunciation Church. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: Our Daily Bread, P.O. Box 14862, 1730 Race St., Cincinnati, OH 452500862.

Cindy Otte Celinda “Cindy” Dooley Otte, 59, Colerain Township, died Oct. 25. Survived by son Robert E. (Angela) Otte; grandchildren Robert D., Samantha Otte; siblings Earl (Sally) Dooley, Teresa Sammons. Preceded in death by husband Robert H. Otte. Services were Oct. 29 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home.

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Christopher “Chris” Pittman, 39, Mount Healthy, died Oct. 24. Survived by wife Brandy; children Amanda, Christopher II “Bubby,” Brandon “Bean,” Jayden “Tater;” mother Susan Pittman; siblings Clarence “Bub” Pittman, Rayetta McDonald, Robin Pittman. Preceded in death by father Clarence Pittman. Services were Oct. 28 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home.


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Buck Reilly Francis “Buck” Reilly, 80, Green Township, died Oct. 22. Survived by wife Bernice (Beeze) Smith Reilly; children Michele “Micki” Sullivan, Kathy (Pat) Dinkelacker, Sue (Tom HamilReilly ton) Griffin, Colleen (the late Don) Stanchfield, Mike (Aimee), Pat (Michelle) Reilly, Jeanne (Chris) Siegel; siblings Rita, Jim Reilly; 23 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by daughter Connie Reilly, brothers Richard, Samuel “Chip,” Thomas Reilly. Services were Oct. 26 at St. Lawrence Church. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Lawrence Education Fund, 3680 Warsaw Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45205.

Jean Weber Jean Niehaus Weber, 91, Monfort Heights, died Oct. 22. Survived by husband Robert Weber Sr.; children Robert Jr. “Skip” (Terrie), Barry Weber, Margot (Steven) Rudler; grandchildren Robert III, Michael (Jill), Lindsey Weber, Julie (Ryan) Kersjes, Paige (Brett) Cooper,

Todd Rudler; great-grandchildren Coltyn, Logan; sisters-inlaw Carol Niehaus, Mary Louise Kraus; nephews and niece Scott Niehaus, Stacey Malone, Jim, Jerry, Jack Kraus; several cousins. Preceded in death by son Mark Weber, brothers Richard (Marguerite), John Niehaus. Services were Oct. 26 at St. Ignatius of Loyola. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to: John F. Niehaus Scholarship Fund, Xavier University, 3800 Victory Pkwy., Cincinnati, OH 45207.

Martha Winterhalter Martha Hauck Winterhalter, 95, White Oak, died Oct. 18. Survived by children Jim (Chery Brunner), Bob (Cindy Teetor) Winterhalter, Mary Beth (Richard) Rolfes, Alice (Jim) Haffner; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Ray Winterhalter, children Thomas (Ruthanne Telscher), Jerry, Jean Winterhalter, siblings Burton, Jerome, Henry III Hauck, Lorynne Mathauer. Services were Oct. 22 at St. James Church. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to: Our Daily Bread, 1730 Race St., Cincinnati, OH 45202-6493.

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The Colerain Township Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing on Wed., Nov. 16, 2011 at 7 PM at the Colerain Township Government Complex, 4200 Springdale Rd., Cincinnati, OH for the following: Case No. BZA2011-13, 4365 Day Rd., Cincinnati, OH. Applicant Michael /Owner: Edds. Request: Variance for height of fence – Article 12.8.1. The application may be examined Mon.-Fri. between 8 AM and 4:30 PM at the Colerain Township Government Complex, Planning & Zoning Dept., 4200 Springdale Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45251. 1950

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POLICE REPORTS CINCINNATI DISTRICT 5 Arrests/citations Allan Q. Sanders, born 1991, possession of an open flask, selling liquor to a minor, 2700 Hillvista Lane, Oct. 16. Dwight Chambers, born 1953, aggravated menacing, disorderly conduct, 5112 Hawaiian Terrace, Oct. 16. Naquita Johnson, born 1989, resisting arrest, 4896 Hawaiian Terrace, Oct. 17. Nicholas Warner, born 1986, drug abuse, obstructing official business, trafficking, 2512 W. North Bend Road, Oct. 20. Branden Cooler, born 1979, drug abuse, having a weapon under disability, trafficking, 2512 W. North Bend Road, Oct. 21. Jayce Lang, born 1986, domestic violence, 2702 Hillvista Lane, Oct. 21. Lawrence Linder, born 1985, drug abuse, possession of a dangerous drug, trafficking, 2501 Rack Court, Oct. 22. Michael E. Posey, born 1967, burglary, disrupting public utilities, 2503 Proudhon Way, Oct. 22.

Incidents/reports Aggravated menacing 4878 Hawaiian Terrace No. B, Oct. 13. Assault 5088 Hawaiian Terrace, Oct. 13. Breaking and entering 2250 W. North Bend Road, Oct. 19. 4936 Kirby Ave., Oct. 16. Burglary 2418 Whitewood Lane, Oct. 20. 5442 Ruddy Court, Oct. 13. 5564 Fox Road, Oct. 18. 5875 Renee Court No. 3, Oct. 19. Criminal damaging/endangering 4972 Hawaiian Terrace, Oct. 20. 5088 Hawaiian Terrace, Oct. 13. 5299 Eastknoll Court, Oct. 13. 5378 Bahama Terrace, Oct. 13.

5430 Bahama Terrace, Oct. 20. 5869 Renee Court, Oct. 13. Domestic violence Reported on Hawaiian Terrace, Oct. 13. Reported on Renee Court, Oct. 13. Robbery 2652 W. North Bend Road, Oct. 17. Theft 2716 W. North Bend Road, Oct. 14. 5416 Bahama Terrace, Oct. 17. 5430 Bahama Terrace, Oct. 20. 5560 Colerain Ave., Oct. 15. 5571 Colerain Ave., Oct. 15. 5571 Colerain Ave., Oct. 20. 5859 Monfort Hills Ave., Oct. 20. 6243 Banning Road, Oct. 15.

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Jennifer Hackle, 26, 2024 Ohio Ave., obstructing official business at 8871 Colerain Ave., Oct. 13. Juvenile male, 16, vandalism, resisting arrest at 8801 Cheviot Road, Oct. 12. Juvenile male, 15, breaking and entering at 8801 Cheviot Road, Oct. 12. Whitney Lang, 20, 11337 Lippelman, disorderly conduct at 9540 Colerain Ave., Oct. 17. Megan Kidwell, 22, 8380 Coghill Lane, disorderly conduct at 9540 Colerain Ave., Oct. 17. Billy Mahan, 37, 5999 Sheits Road, possession of marijuana at 9251 Colerain Ave., Oct. 15. Michael Rockhold, 39, 2408 Roosevelt Ave., obstructing official business at 2400 Roosevelt Drive, Oct. 15. Kayla Jones, 19, 8721 Moonlight, theft at 8351 Colerain Ave., Oct. 14. Juvenile male, 14, criminal trespassing at 9501 Colerain Ave., Oct. 10. William Fuss, 35, 2397 Chopin


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Incidents/reports Assault Victim struck at 8456 Chesswood, Oct. 11. Burglary Residence entered and game system, watches, TV, clothing valued at $4,600 removed at 2529 Roosevelt Ave., Oct. 17. Criminal damaging Windows damaged at 3266 Rocker Drive, Oct. 15. Bullets of unknown value removed at 3322 W. Galbraith Road, Oct. 14. Console latch damaged at 8331 Chesswood Drive, Oct. 16. Criminal mischief Victim reported at 11435 Pippin Road, Oct. 16. Criminal simulation Currency, shirts valued at $565 removed at 9531 Colerain Ave., Oct. 16. Identity theft Unauthorized charges reported at 9879 Pinedale Drive, Oct. 11. Victim reported at 3398 Harry Lee Lane, Oct. 11. Making false alarms Victim reported at 6913 Memory Lane, Oct. 11. Misuse of a credit card Victim reported at 3214 Crest Road, Oct. 13. Theft Victim reported at 9449 Colerain Ave., Oct. 15. Cell phone, currency, bank card and license valued at $180 removed at 2825 Rocky Ridge, Oct. 17. $40 removed at 10170 Colerain Ave., Oct. 11. $440 removed at 9830 Colerain Ave., Oct. 16. Clothing and cell phone valued at $340 removed at 8451 Colerain Ave., Oct. 14. Generator of unknown value removed at 7671 Colerain Ave., Oct. 15. $200 removed at 2550 W. Galbraith Road, Oct. 11. Reported at 3275 Gayway Court, Oct. 11. Catalytic converter of unknown value removed at 8778 Colerain Ave., Oct. 12. Laptop valued at $500 removed at 9930 Colerain Ave., Oct. 11. Tools valued at $250 removed at 4784 E. Miami River Road, Oct. 13. Vandalism Victim reported at 8266 Clara Ave., Oct. 12.

Arrests/citations James E. Chalfant Jr., 32, 665 Steiner Drive, theft at 6300 Glenway Ave., Oct. 12. Ricky J. Davis, 51, 6016 Cheviot Road No. 102, criminal trespass and disorderly conduct at 5916 Cheviot Road, Oct. 12. Vincent M. Harmeyer, 19, 7181 Broadmore Drive, domestic violence threats at West Fork Road and North Bend Road, Oct. 12. Brian Schuster, 28, 6016 Cheviot Road No. 101, domestic violence and unlawful restraint at 10201 Colerain Ave., Oct. 13. Juvenile, 14, possession of marijuana at 5400 Edalbert Drive, Oct. 13. William R. McGuire, 24, 6724 Cheviot Road, operating vehicle under the influence, drug possession, drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest at 3102 Jessup Road, Oct. 15. Eric Scroggins, 19, 3346 McHenry Ave. No. 8, possession of marijuana at 3670 Muddy Creek, Oct. 14. Christina Dummett, 32, 5432 Northcrest Lane No. 2, theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., Oct. 15. Cassie Gorbold, 34, 6923 Harrison Ave., theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., Oct. 15. Ashley Jones, 20, 325 W. McMillan St. No. 2, theft at 5750 Harrison Ave., Oct. 15. Douglas K. Chilson II, 36, 5582 Bridgetown Road No. 9, receiving stolen property at 5582 Bridgetown Road No. 9, Oct. 15. Kimberly Collins, 34, 69 Griess Lane, theft at 2322 Ferguson Road, Oct. 16. Marion J. Cahill, 38, 2949 North Bend Road, aggravated menacing at 2949 North Bend Road, Oct. 16. Tyra N. Lumpkin, 22, 523 Oak No. 310, theft at 5750 Harrison Ave., Oct. 16. Ellen R. Watts, 52, 4425 Greenlee Ave., theft at 6290 Glenway Ave., Oct. 13. Juvenile, 16, theft at 5071 Glencrossing Way, Oct. 17. Kevin Nowlin, 27, 6212 Cheviot Road No. 2, drug possession and drug paraphernalia at 6212 Cheviot Road, Oct. 17. Juvenile, 11, assault at 3900 Race Road, Oct. 17. Mariama Richlen, 19, 7859 Lady Anne Drive, theft at 6290 Glenway Ave., Oct. 18. Juvenile, 17, theft at 6300 Glenway Ave., Oct. 18. Bryan L. Moore, 54, 4348 Westwood Northern Blvd., domestic violence and obstruction of justice at 4348 Westwood Northern Blvd., Oct. 18.

Incidents/reports Assault Suspect struck victim in the eye while traveling in vehicle at Interstate 74 and Rybolt Road,

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Oct. 16. Breaking and entering Twelve cartons of cigarettes stolen from North Bend Express at 3295 North Bend Road, Oct. 16. Weed trimmer, two containers of gasoline and a chainsaw stolen from home's shed at 7113 Leibel Road, Oct. 16. Ten sets of Doggy Stairs and 10 Snuggie blankets stolen from CVS Pharmacy at 5811 Colerain Ave., Oct. 18. Burglary Two laptop computers and nine video games stolen from home at 6561 Hearne Road No. 1503, Oct. 12. Several pieces of jewelry stolen from home at 3920 Drew Ave., Oct. 13. Two televisions and a video game system stolen from home at 3636 Muddy Creek Road No. 1, Oct. 15. Criminal damaging Paint on both sides of vehicle scratched with a key at 2001 Anderson Ferry Road, Oct. 14. Two windows broken on building and windshield broken on vehicle at Murphy Home Improvement at 6571 Glenway Ave., Oct. 16. Domestic dispute Argument between parent and child at Homelawn Avenue, Oct. 12. Argument between family members at Windview, Oct. 13. Argument between parent and child at Homelawn Avenue, Oct. 15. Argument between man and woman at Bridgetown Road, Oct. 16. Theft Car stereo stolen from vehicle at 3325 Stevie Lane, Oct. 12. Car stereo faceplate stolen from vehicle at 3457 Marcella Drive, Oct. 12. Wallet and contents stolen from vehicle at 5960 Beech Dell Drive, Oct. 12. Prescription medicine stolen from home at 5341 Belclare Road, Oct. 12. GPS, MP3 player and credit card stolen from vehicle at 6704 Verde Ridge, Oct. 13. Two multi-tools, pair of sunglasses, clothing and first aid kit stolen from vehicle at 4460 Pinecroft Drive, Oct. 13. Vehicle stolen from in front of home at 5621 Greenacres, Oct. 13. Money and miscellaneous banking documents stolen from vehicle at 5273 Ponce Lane, Oct. 13. Two scissors, clippers, neck trimmer, two bottles of hair dye, 100 brushes, five shampoo capes, highlighting foils, perm rods, razor and pair of sunglasses stolen from vehicle at 5129 Carriage Hill, Oct. 13. Prescription medicine stolen from home at 6987 Bluebird Drive, Oct. 13. Purse, wallet and contents, checks, hairdressing kit and sunglasses stolen from one vehicle; purse and contents, money and eyeglasses stolen from second vehicle; and purse and contents and a camera stolen from third vehicle at 3670 Werk Road, Oct. 13. Money stolen from vehicle at 1337 Leders Lane, Oct. 14. Cell phone and money stolen from gym locker at Oak Hills High School at 3200 Ebenezer Road, Oct. 12. Digital camera, reciprocating saw, circular saw, hammer drill,

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Dremel, bag, GPS, four rings, bracelet, CD and prescription medicine stolen from vehicle at 2960 Bailey Ave., Oct. 14. Credit card stolen from home at 3087 Goda Ave., Oct. 14. Car stereo, wire cutters and cordless drill stolen from vehicle at Interstate 74 at mile marker 13, Oct. 15. Travel bag stolen from Gabriel Brothers at 5750 Harrison Ave., Oct. 15. Eight pieces of galvanized pipe, aluminum dolly, ground tiller, 15 pieces of rebar and assorted aluminum scrap metal stolen from home's rear yard at 3961 Ebenezer Road, Oct. 16. MP3 player, GPS, necklace and ring stolen from vehicle at 3641 Gailynn Drive, Oct. 17. Unknown amount of scrap metal stolen from Feldkamp Enterprises at 3642 Muddy Creek Road, Oct. 17. Money, seven CDs and a charger stolen from vehicle at 3119 Goda Ave., Oct. 17. Air conditioning unit stolen from LATM Inc. at 5784 Filview Circle, Oct. 18. Three mailboxes stolen from mailbox unit at 2131 South Road, Oct. 18.

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Segmund Parson, 40, 8386 Mayfair Drive, drug possession, driving under suspension at West Galbraith Road, Oct. 20. Two juveniles, burglary, disorderly conduct at 1300 block of Biloxi Drive, Oct. 21. Troy Richardson, 42, 8598 Sunlight Drive, falsification, possession of criminal tools at 10948 Hamilton Ave., Oct. 21. Roger Reed, 27, 11166 Main St., assault at 2200 block of Kemper Road, Oct. 22. Juvenile, drug possession at Hamilton Avenue, Oct. 23. Ronald Patterson, 29, domestic violence, criminal damaging at 1500 block of Meredith Drive, Oct. 23. Jeffrey Anderson, 27, 61 Chatsworth Ave., carrying concealed weapon at West Galbraith Road, Oct. 23. Leslie Hooks, 29, 8959 Daly Road, domestic violence at 8959 Daly Road, Oct. 19. Juvenile, carrying concealed weapon at 8101 Hamilton Ave., Oct. 18. Mustafah Weems, 19, 3833 Vine St., breaking and entering at Compton Road, Oct. 19. Juvenile, domestic violence at 10000 block of Sprucehill Drive, Oct. 19. Ethan Statler, 27, 1015 Springbrook Drive, drug possession, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at West Galbraith Road, Oct. 19. Jacob Haslering, 57, 8085 Vine St., drug paraphernalia at 8400 block of Vine Street, Oct. 19. Corey Brown, 22, 2244 Kemper Road, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 11800 block of Hamilton Avenue, Oct. 18. Allante Brown, 20, 7749 Clovernook Ave., carrying concealed weapon, drug possession at Simpson Avenue, Oct. 18. Spencer Morris, 40, 868 Jackson St., drug paraphernalia, open container at 900 block of North Bend Road, Oct. 21. Juho Gonzalez, 40, 5630 Winton Road, falsification, possession of criminal tools at 900 block of North Bend Road, Oct. 17.

Incidents/reports Aggravated burglary Woman reported assaulted at gunpoint during break-in at 8588 Cottonwood Drive, Oct. 19. Assault Juvenile reported being attacked by three suspects at North Bend Road, Oct. 18. Breaking and entering Man reported break-in to shed at 8323 Marley St., Oct. 21. Hamilton Avenue Animal Hospital reported break-in, nothing taken at 11808 Hamilton Ave., Oct. 22. Burglary Woman reported medicine stolen at 10410 Burlington Road, Oct. 16. Man reported gun, jewelry stolen at 8383 Jadwin Court, Oct. 17. Criminal damaging Woman reported vehicle damaged at 946 Hollytree Drive, Oct. 18.


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