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FLAME ignites students’ interest in math By Jennie Key

Some Northwest High School students are on fire about algebra I. A new, hands-on program developed by Rumpke safety director Larry Stone, a firefighter with the Cleves Fire Department, and Rumpke safety specialist Randy Ellert, a battalion chief with the Colerain Township Fire Department is helping students see practical applications of algebra as they apply math skills to fire safety. The Fire Logistics and Math Education (FLAME) program provides firefighters with an opportunity to reach out to schools. They bring the two-day program to students. Teachers can also download the presentations and corresponding student worksheets to enhance their existing lesson plans. Stone said he had a teacher review the course. It focuses on state education objectives and adds a new twist to algebra I level lessons. Firefighters need algebra to make sure that the water pressure is correct regardless of the distance or elevation of the fire from the water source. Stone said the unit takes about one and a half hours to complete, but can be altered to meet scheduling demands. He said the hope is that students will have a heightened level of interest in algebra, and a new understanding of possible careers relating to mathematics. Math teacher Mark Hafner said he was surprised how much math firefighters use in their jobs. “I had no idea,” he said. “It’s neat to justify what you are teaching. I think a lot of the students were surprised as well.”


Firefighter/paramedic Nunzio Fiorito helps Northwest High School freshman Devonte Horsley adjust the hose nozzle during FLAME, Fire Logistics and Math Education, a program for algebra I students.

They were. “I was shocked,” said freshman Nicole Rowland. “Math comes up a lot.”

She was also surprised by the outcome of those math equations. In addition to working algebra problems to calculate water pressure variables, students get a hands-on opportunity to practice flowing water through a fire hose and nozzle. They apply algebra skills learned during the classroom lesson while physically experiencing the water pressure from the hose. “The hoses have a lot of pres-

sure,” she said. “That’s a lot of water coming out of there.” The program was at Northwest High School last week, but Stone and Ellert are hopeful other schools can use the program. “FLAME is a good example of reaching out to students to enhance fire safety,” said Stone. “We want to train local firefighters how to conduct the course so they can bring the program to other area schools.”

Colerain tavern may become police substation By Jennie Key

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Colerain Township officials want to buy the former Groesbeck Tavern and rehab it for use as a substation for the police department. The township Board of Trustees passed a resolution at its Oct. 26 meeting to buy the former tavern at 7560 Colerain Ave. for $40,000 from Sopramco CVG LLC, based in New York. Trustees want to redirect $40,000 allocated to the housing rehab program to buy and rehab the old bar. Money in the program has been earmarked to help incomequalified residents who are in violation of the township’s property maintenance code bring those properties into compliance. The block grant for the program is funded at $30,000 annually for three years. Zoning Administrator Susan Roschke says the program has been under utilized, and there is enough funding to continue helping residents and still divert funds to pay for the property acquisition. The Hamilton County Depart-


Colerain Township plans to buy the former Groesbeck Tavern, 7560 Colerain Ave., and rehab it to use as a police substation. The township hopes to use funds from a Community Development Block Grant to buy the old bar. ment of Community Development has granted the township an extension to Thursday, Nov. 18, to allow the township to conduct two required public hearings on the change in the use of the block grant money. Trustee President Dennis Deters

said the new substation will give police more visibility in the southern end of the township and provide a stopping off place for officers on patrol. “We are going to do everything we can to keep protecting the citizens of the township,” he said.

“It’s a progressive approach.” Colerain Township Police Chief Dan Meloy said buying the former tavern provides a great opportunity for the police department to be more of a presence in the southern end of the township. Meloy said the police department meets with Groesbeck business owners every year, and the substation brings the department closer to those businesses. “This is a win/win situation,” he said. “An empty storefront will become useful and we will have better access in our neighborhoods.” And he likes the use of community development block grant money to make it happen. “That is a bonus,” he said. The required community development hearings will be during the next regularly scheduled trustee meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, and at a special meeting to review the stresstscape plan at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17. Both meetings will be at the Colerain Township Administration Complex, 4200 Springdale Road. Meloy said the substation probably won’t be ready for use until after the new year.

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Mercy breaks ground on new hospital By Kurt Backscheider

Construction is under way on the West Side’s newest hospital. Mercy Health Partners broke ground on Mercy Hospital West during a ceremony Thursday, Oct. 21. The new facility, located off North Bend Road near Interstate 74 in Green Township, will be a 550,000square-foot hospital with 250 patient beds. It is scheduled to open in 2013. “We’re building Mercy Hospital West to bring new medical services to the West Side in a location that’s easy

to get to in an emergency,” said James May, president and chief executive officer of Mercy Health Partners. “This will mark another important milestone in expanding our capabilities and delivering comprehensive, excellent care for residents on the West Side, through every phase of life – from birth through the senior years. “The new hospital will increase the medical services available on the West Side, including a new comprehensive heart care program and centers for heart surgery, cancer treatment, maternity care and orthopedics,” he

said. Green Township Trustee Chairman David Linnenberg said when Mercy first announced plans to build a new hospital in Monfort Heights there were many questions as to what impact a full-scale hospital would have on the surrounding neighborhood. He said a real spirit of cooperation emerged between Mercy and the township, and the health care group was willing to work with residents and address their concerns. “I’m proud to welcome Mercy Health Partners to Green Township, and look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship,” Linnenberg said. He said the campus includes green space, landscaping buffers, a water garden and a walking/biking trail. Designed to be environmentally friendly to reduce pollution, the facility also features a community center, education center and plenty


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of natural light to promote a healing environment. Linnenberg said as the largest employer in the Monfort Heights/White Oak area, the new hospital will energize the township economy. Not only will it employ about 2,000 people, but it will also create a demand for new restaurants, shops and other retail businesses in the community, he said. In addition to the heart center, cancer center, maternity care and orthopedic center, May said the hospital will also feature a women’s health center and neurology services. All the patient rooms will be private, and they will be larger to offer more space for friends and family. May said they listened to the community, staff and physicians, and learned the most important responsibility is providing a neighborhoodbased system of high-level care. “This is what the new Mercy hospital provides, in combination with our existing network of health care services,” he said. “No longer will patients need to leave the West Side to get all of the medical care they need.” The new hospital is located within five miles of both

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Mercy Hospital Mount Airy and Mercy Hospital Western Hills in Westwood. When Mercy Hospital West opens the two existing hospitals will transition into the new facility. Staff from the Mount Airy

White Oak resident Jack Snyder is looking for a few good veterans. As the educational advocate for VFW Post 10380, he has worked on veterans programs at Monfort Heights Elementary School for years. He says the school has had programs honoring veterans for years, and he has

been proud to be part of the programs. This year, on Nov. 10, he has planned a new program: Thank A Thousand Veterans. He’s not looking for 1,000 veterans to come to the school, but he’s hoping for enough to send one to each classroom to talk with students and share the story of his or her service to the U.S. military.

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and Western Hills hospitals will have the opportunity to transfer to Mercy Hospital West. “We are truly here only and always because of the needs of our patients,” May said.

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From left, Dr. Richard Roedersheimer, a West Side native and vascular surgeon who serves on the board of trustees for Mercy Health Partners and as associate medical director at Mercy Hospital Western Hills; Green Township Trustee David Linnenberg; and Mercy Health Partners President and CEO James May break ground on the new Mercy Hospital West during a ceremony Thursday, Oct. 21.

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Snyder said students will be challenged to seek out and thank veterans in their own families and neighborhoods for the rest of the week, and a tally will be taken Nov. 15 to see how many vets heard the magic words, “Thank you for your service.” Hugs get extra points, he said. Snyder, a World War II veteran who served in the Pacific, the Atlantic and the Mediterranean theaters, was a Navy corpsman during the war. He served on the USS Harry Lee and the USS Harris. He says one of the VFW’s charges is to perpetuate patriotism. “We are going to talk and share about what we have done for our country,” he said. Snyder said the Nov. 10 program will start with an introduction of the veterans via closed circuit TV broadcast into the classrooms. After the broadcast the veterans will go to classrooms and answer questions. If you are a veteran or know of one who can attend, please contact the Monfort Heights Elementary School office at 389-1570.


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November 3, 2010


BRIEFLY German program

A lecture on “The Cincinnati Germans in the Civil War” will be presented by Don Heinrich Tolzmann at the German Heritage Museum in Green Township’s West Fork Park, 4764 West Fork Road, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14. Tolzmann will also sign copies of his new book, “Cincinnati Germans in the Civil War” by Col. Gustav Tafel, which Tolzmann translated from German and edited with supplements on Germans in the Civil War from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. As part of the program, a Pennsylvania German rifle will be donated to the museum by Gerald Hounchell of the Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. The rifle presentation is scheduled for 1 p.m.

St. I’s Auction

Plan now to attend the St. Ignatius Evening Under the Stars Auction, from 7 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Nov. 6, at the St. Ignatius Community Center, 5222 North Bend Road. Tickets are $30 each and include beer, wine, appetizers, and a DJ to belt out some fun tunes. There will be more than 23 live auction items such as four Bengal tickets, golf clubs and an Indy 500 package. There are three silent auction categories: Let Us Entertain You; Hearth and Home; This and That. There will also be Split-the-Pot, swag bags, a reverse raffle and much more. For more information or tickets, call the parish office at 661-6565 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

It will be at the Mount Healthy South Elementary School with Sherman Bradley, vice president of City Gospel Mission, as the guest speaker. The evening also will have music provided by members of Team Lachey of the “Clash of the Choirs” fame.

Online giving auction

St. Xavier High School’s Online Auction is here just in time for giftgiving season Shop with Internet convenience while contributing to a worthy cause. The St. Xavier High School Online Auction runs from Wednesday, Nov. 24 to Sunday, Dec. 5, just in time for Christmas and holiday shopping – offers hundreds of items for your gift list. Whether you’re looking to buy a gift card to a popular restaurant or store, tickets to a big league or college sporting event, salon or spa service, a one-of-a-kind handmade item and much more, you’ll likely find it waiting for your bid. You don’t have to have a St. X connection to participate in the auction. Everyone is welcome to get online at, click on “Supporting St. X,” “X-Travaganza” then “Online Auction.” Auction preview starts Sunday, Nov. 21, with bidding open begin-

ning Wednesday, Nov. 24. The Online Auction is part of St. Xavier High School’s X-Travaganza, with proceeds going to tuition assistance. For more information, please call the X-Travaganza office at 761-7815, ext. 117.

Houston Educational Service Center, 3310 Compton Road. This seminar is for adults only, and a light dinner will be provided. RSVP by Wednesday, Nov. 10, to Nancy Dragan, Parent Mentor, 522-6700, extension 28.

Parent Workshop

Craft show

The Northwest Local School District is offering a free parent seminar, “Successfully Coping with ADHD at Home/School.” Does your child struggle to learn because of difficulties with attention, impulsivity, and/or hyperactivity? This resourceful ADHD presentation speaks to what the diagnosis is and how to work strategically with your child at home, while partnering with school for greater academic success. Topics covered include getting your child up and out in the morning, making sure homework is returned to school, dealing with forgetfulness, and fostering compliance with rules. The speaker is MaryAnn Mulcahey, Ph.D, Springer School Center. The seminar will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at the

The Colerain Boosters will have its 33rd annual Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 7, at the high school, 8801 Cheviot Road. There will be more than 150 crafters featuring unique homemade arts and crafts which make great gifts. The Cardinal Corner will also be open throughout the Craft Show. Raffle tickets may be purchased for a chance to win items donated by the crafters. Lunch and desserts may be purchased in the cafeteria throughout both days of the show.

String players sought

The Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra is seeking string players of all types to add to its membership. The 60-member group is celebrating its 15th season this year and has a series of concerts in the works. The home of the CMO is the

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Students, put your imagination and research skills to work. Write an essay about the variety of arts venues in the Greater Cincinnati region. A $250 prize will be awarded to the winner by the Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati. Tri-state students in grades 6-9 are eligible. To apply, send a notice of intent to by Nov. 1. The deadline for actual submission is Feb. 1. For more information, go to or call 977-4168.

Charley Harper Art Show

Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve will have an exhibit of nature and wildlife works by artist Charley Harper. Framed and unframed prints will be for sale. The exhibit is from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10-Sunday, Nov. 14, at the Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road. The exhibit is free, but a motor vehicle permit required. For information, call 521-7275 or visit the park district website at

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The Donauschwaben Society sponsors a Weinlesefest dance, a German wine harvest festival. Music is by Freudemacher Band and there will be special dance performances. The dance is from 8 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Donauschwaben Haus, 4290 Dry Ridge Road. Cost is $8. For information, visit the Donauschwaben Society’s website at www.donauschwaben. com or call 385-2098.

Holiday Boutique

The Colerain Township Senior and Community Center presents a Holiday Boutique and Craft Show at the center, 4300 Springdale Road. The boutique will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13. Crafters offer items such as baked goods, jewelry, home decor, holiday gifts and more. For more information, call 741-8802. CE-0000429058

Pie baking just in time for the holidays. The United Methodist Women of Christ at the Prince of Peace United Methodist Church are taking orders for their delicious homemade apple and pumpkin pies. The crusts are all homemade and the are locally grown on the Shiering farm in Colerain Township. Call the church at 385-7883 to place your orders. You can order apple pie baked or unbaked, apple baked or unbaked with Splenda or pumpkin pies. Orders will be taken until Sunday, Nov. 14. The cost is $7 per pie. You may pick up the pies on Sunday, Nov. 21, from noon to 2 p.m. just in time for Thanksgiving. These pies freeze well so you can keep them until Christmas. This is a fundraiser to support a family for Christmas.

Seton Performance Hall, 3901 Glenway Ave. Rehearsals are 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings. The orchestra performs a wide variety of music, including classical concerts as well as summer “pops” concerts. The schedule this year includes concerts on Nov. 7, Feb. 27, May 22 and at least 3 summer dates. Interested musicians can contact Gail Harmeling, CMO concertmaster, at 921-4919. Visit for more information about the orchestra.


VIRTUAL CURB APPEAL The two basic factors that contribute most toward a timely, successful home sale are the right price and stunning curb appeal. “Curb appeal” is the way your property looks when viewed from the street. Over the past decade, “curb appeal” has taken on a much larger definition. No longer do buyers need to drive around neighborhoods to get a first-hand look at homes for sale. According to a survey by the National Association of Realtors, over 87 percent of homebuyers use the internet to search for a home before ever getting into their cars. This makes curb appeal that much more important and also expands the“curb”to cover every aspect of the house,inside and out.Buyers now expect to explore every room in the house with just a click of the mouse. When selling your home, be sure to choose a REALTOR® who is internet savvy and who has a comprehensive web-based marketing strategy. They will advise you on how to stage your home for sale, and how to photograph its best features. First impressions really count in real estate. Good curb appeal can affect the final sales price by as much as 11 percent. So it is important that your home is in top showing condition before you put it on the market. Mark Schupp has been a Real Estate Agent for the past 29 years and is a Certified Residential Specialist. He has won many awards including the Top Unit Producer for 1999 and 2000 (last year awarded) in the Cincinnati Board of Realtors and Top 1% Residential Real Estate Agent in the Nation. For professional advice on all aspects of buying or selling real estate, contact Mark Schupp at Star One Realtors. Please call me at 385-0900 (office) or 385-0035 (home) or visit my website: CE-0000429454


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Firefighter/EMT Brian Keiner helps Northwest High School freshman Nicole Rowland control the hose nozzle.

Firefighter/paramedic Matt Beahr talks about how much water flows through the hose line during a typical fire with a Northwest High School freshman math class during FLAME.

Hot math

Northwest High School students learned firsthand how firefighters rely on mathematics to put out fires.

Photos by Jennie Key/Staff

Firefighter/paramedic Nick Hauser shows Northwest High School freshman Terrell Youmans and others how the engine operator controls water pressure during Fire Logistics and Math Education.

SCHOOL NOTES La Salle High School

Seniors Isaac Kerr, Zach Starkey and Andrew Steinmetz have been named National Merit Commeded Students.

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The play features sixth-, seven- and eighth-graders from St. John's Performing Arts Troupe. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children, and may be purchased at the door the night of the performance. For more information, call the school at 3857970.

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“Alice in Wonderland,” based on the classic novel by Louis Carroll and adapted by Anne Coulter Martens. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, and Saturday, Nov. 6, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for students and senior citizens, and can be reserved by calling director Alecia Lewkowich at 681-1800, ext. 2276. All seats are reserved.

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St. John the Baptist School of Dry Ridge presents “The Hobbit” at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19. The play is based on the

book by J.R.R. Tolkien as dramatized by Patricia Gray. “The Hobbit” is the story of Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit who goes on a journey with dwarves who are trying to recapture their mountain and treasure from a dragon, Smaug, with some help from their wizard friend Gandalf. They have many adventures along the way as they encounter trolls, goblins, elves and a mysterious creature named Gollum.


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November 3, 2010


Northwest schools look at expanding narrow grade range program By Jennie Key

Since 2008, two schools in the Northwest Local School District have been operating as narrow grade range buildings, and the district is investigating whether that set up should be introduced to four other buildings. Welch and Pleasant Run elementary schools combined their students and then reassigned them to buildings based on their grade level: students from kindergarten through grade two attend Welch and students in grades three, four and five go to school in the Pleasant Run building. The pilot went well according to district officials: Test scores improved and surveyed parents, teachers and administrators say the set up has worked well for students. Now the district is looking into expanding the program to include two other pairs of schools: Weigel and Struble elementary schools and Taylor and Bevis elementary schools. These are the four smallest remaining K-fifth grade schools in the district, with enrollments between 410 and 520 students. One of the benefits of narrow grade range buildings is to allow at least six teachers at each

Test scores improved

Andrew Jackson, director of curriculum services, said he believes the narrow grade range configuration is responsible for a jump in science scores at Pleasant Run Elementary School. Because there are six classes, the building has science and social studies teachers who only those subjects to all of the students in each grade level. “Pleasant Run was the only school in the district that got the science point (on the State Report Card),” he said. Last year, the school received a 73.3 percent, this year the science score was 82.3 percent. “The state average was 69.9 percent,” he said. grade level. The schools selected for study all had less than six teachers at each grade level. Each school also is close to its partner school, which can be helpful for parents with children in more than one building. Andrew Jackson, director of curriculum services for the district, has been leading the team studying the possible expansion of the program. Superintendent Rick Glatfelter said no decision has been made and the dis-

trict is still investigating how parents in the affected schools feel about the possible change. Jackson said meetings were conducted in each of the buildings for parents and for staff. During upcoming conferences on Wednesday, Nov. 10, and Thursday, Nov. 11, parents will have additional opportunities to learn about the potential change in configuration and to ask questions. The district has prepared a short survey to be filled out at conferences as it moves closer to making a recommendation to the administration and the district’s Board of Education to use the narrow grade range configurations at additional buildings. “We need to see strong support to move forward,” Jackson said. “We want to know parents are on board with the change, if we make one.” He said he expects his committee will be ready to report in January, when a recommendation will be make. “Right now, we have the luxury of deciding whether narrow grade range is what we want to do,” Jackson said. “But if enrollment begins to decline, we may have to expand the narrow grade range configuration to avoid closing schools.”

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O’dell Owens to speak Nov. 10 Dr. O’dell Owens will speak at the monthly meeting of the Monfort Heights/White Oak Community Association. “To provide ample room for the audience and to reinforce Dr. Owen’s discussion of the issues our community, our schools, and our school children face today, we are partnering with the Northwest Local School District for this meeting,” association trustee Dave Lopez said. “Dr. Owen’s topic, to put it bluntly, will be the steps we must take to keep our children and grandkids from

winding up on a coroner’s slab as either perpetrators or victims of the problems kids deal with today,” Lopez said. “Plan to hear one of the most engaging speakers discuss one of the most important issues our community faces.” Barb Piatt, chairwoman for communications for the community group, said the meeting will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at White Oak Middle School, 3130 Jessup Road. The gym is located just inside the main front doors, and the entrance is easily accessible.

For the last six years, Owens has served as the Hamilton County Coroner. He recently accepted the position of President of Cincinnati State Technical and Community College.

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Wedding expo planned Nov. 7 ]The Exchange Club of Northwest Cincinnati and Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Southern Ohio Region will present the second annual Wedding Expo at Wunderland Banquet Hall on Sunday, Nov. 7. About 35 exhibitors, including Patricia’s Weddings and Custom Cakes, Bride and Groom Planner, A Thousand Words Photography and Schwartz Jewelers, are expected to take part in

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Cross Country

The Divisions I-III Regional Championships were Oct. 30 at Troy. The top four teams and top 16 individuals in each race advanced to the OHSAA State Cross Country Championships, which will be held Nov. 6 at Scioto Downs Race Track in Columbus. Among the qualifying boys teams are: • La Salle, 1 (56) • St. Xavier, 4 (91) Among the qualifying girls’ individuals are: • Allison Steinbeck, Colerain (19:00.1), 13 • Kristen Seiler, Colerain (19:12.5), 16 • Emily Richmond, Roger Bacon (19:43.8), 13

The week at Mercy

• The Mercy volleyball team played Piqua Oct. 30. They won 25-12, 25-10, 2518, and will face Ursuline Academy at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 4, at Tippecanoe High School. If victorious, they play 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at Tippecanoe against the winner of the Lakota East/Lakota West game for the regional title.

The week at St. Xavier

• The soccer team captured its second district title in three years with a 2-0 win over Beavercreek Oct. 28. Junior forward Josh Keeling and junior midfielder Andrew Pund scored goals; senior captain and goalie Kevin Wegman had eight saves.

The week at Northwest

• The Northwest boys cross country team finished 14th with a score of 432 in the Division I Southwest District meet, Oct. 23, ending the team’s bid for regionals.

The week at McAuley

• The McAuley girls cross country team finished sixth with a score of 150 in the Division I Southwest District meet, Oct. 23, losing the team’s bid for regionals. However, McAuley’s Danielle Pfeifer qualified individually for regionals by placing ninth in 19 minutes, 41 seconds.

Goalkeeper of the week

Thomas More College junior goalkeeper Katie Burger, a Mercy High School graduate, was named the P re s i d e n t s ’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Women’s S o c c e r Burger

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Despite loss, Lancers still proud of ’10 By Tony Meale

The La Salle High School football team fell short in its bid for the program’s firstever outright GCL-South title, losing 31-28 in overtime to Elder Oct. 29 at The Pit. The Lancers took a 14-0 lead into halftime but allowed 21 unanswered points after the break. “We had two turnovers they turned into touchdowns, and (Elder) had all the momentum,” La Salle head football coach Tom Grippa said. “You can’t make mistakes in our league and win. The talent level is too even.” The Lancers, trailing by a touchdown twice in the fourth quarter, took 21 seconds to tie the game at 21 and 1:14 to tie the game at 28. “I knew we’d rally,” Grippa said. “Our kids had fight.” But a 24-yard field goal by Elder freshman kicker Matthew Murray gave the Panthers the win. La Salle hasn’t beaten Elder at The Pit since surviving an overtime thriller in October 1992, the same year many of the Lancers’ current seniors were born. The Panthers’ head coach that year? Tom Grippa. “We lost,” Grippa said, “but we still did things this year that La Salle football has never done.” It’s hard to argue with that. Consider: • La Salle’s 10-game winning streak dating back to last season is the longest in school history. • The 2010 squad is the first to win nine games in one year and the first to

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La Salle senior wideout Matt Woeste, left, gets ridden out of bounds by Elder junior defensive back Ian Gunn. Woeste had game-highs of 10 receptions for 152 yards and found the end zone twice, while Gunn’s 51-yard interception return for a touchdown in the third quarter sparked the Panthers’ comeback. start a season 9-0. • La Salle (9-1, 2-1) won a share of its second league title in school history and its first since 1995. • Senior quarterback Drew Kummer set a singleseason school record with 24 passing touchdowns, surpassing A.J. Nieman, who had 22 in 1983. • Kummer also led the GCL in passing yards with 2,116 (no other quarterback broke 1,700), passing yards per game (211.6) and passer rating (160.8); he also led GCL-South quarterbacks with 319 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns. • Senior wide receivers Rodriguez Coleman (872) and Matt Woeste (733) finished first and second, respectively, in the GCL in receiving yards; Coleman led the league with 14 touchdown receptions – five more than Roger Bacon senior Mike Jackson, who finished second with nine – while Woeste tied for third with six. • Woeste broke the school record for career receiving yards set by Keith Reganhard, who played in the early 1980s.


La Salle High School senior quarterback Drew Kummer throws a touch pass to the corner end zone during a 31-28 overtime loss against Elder Oct. 29 at The Pit. Kummer finished 16-of-36 passing for 257 yards and three touchdowns; he also rushed 12 times for 31 yards and a score. The Lancers (9-1, 2-1) were gunning for their first undefeated regular season and outright league title in school history, but they still managed to earn a share of the league title, something La Salle hadn’t accomplished since 1995.

Colerain 48, Oak Hills 6 The Cardinals (10-0, 7-0) notched their fourth undefeated regular season in seven years in dominating fashion. Colerain rushed for 299 yards and led 21-0 after the first quarter and 34-0 at halftime. Senior fullback Trayion Durham led the way with 16 carries for 132 yards and two touchdowns. Senior quarterback Tyler Williams rushed eight times for 65 yards and two scores; he was 2-of-4 through the air for 67 yards and a score – a 52-yard touchdown pass to Trevon Hudson in the third quarter. Junior quarterback Dustin Smith threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Chris Mimes in the fourth quarter to push the score to 48-0. Colerain forced two turnovers, including an 85-yard interception return for a touchdown by Andre Jones. The Cardinals have allowed seven points or fewer in six games this season, including the last three. Northwest 42, Talawanda 14 Northwest sophomore quarterback Ramar Hairston was 12-of-16 for 221 yards and two touchdowns. Hairston also rushed 20 times for 83 yards and two scores. Junior running back Ron Turner rushed 14 times for 221 yards and two touchdowns. Senior wideout Melvin Hunter had five catches for 87 yards and a touchdown – a 50-yard reception that gave the Knights a 6-0 lead. The Knights forced six turnovers; Dominick Williams and Rashad Shahid each had two interceptions, and Nolan Miller and Hector Gurrola each recovered a fumble. Northwest (2-8, 2-3) closed the season on a two-game winning streak. Roger Bacon 44, Purcell Marian 6 Junior running back Griffin Mouty carried 24 times for 170 yards and three touchdowns for the Spartans. Senior receiver Gus St. Clair caught four passes for 67 yards and a touchdown for Roger Bacon. • The Lancers finished second in the GCL to Fenwick in scoring offense with 34.9 points per game. • The Lancer defense led the GCL in yards per game allowed (224.1), was second in rushing yards per game allowed (117.3) and third in points per game allowed (15.3). La Salle also had other noteworthy accolades. As a team, La Salle averaged 5.6 yards per carry. Senior tailback Matt Farrell led the way with 125 rushes for 848 yards – 6.8 yards per carry – and 12 touchdowns. Defensively, junior linebacker Joe Burger tied for third in the GCL-South with

five sacks, while senior linebacker Ben Ingle tied for second with three interceptions. “Offensively, this is the best team I’ve had at La Salle,” Grippa said. “Defensively, I don’t think we’re as good as the ’05 team, but this is the best overall team I’ve had at La Salle.” Now the Lancers begin anew with their first playoff appearance since 2004. La Salle has never won a postseason game, but Grippa insists his team will not suffer an emotional letdown following the loss to Elder. “Sometimes,” he said, “a game like that can help you.”

Colerain cross country performs at regionals By Tony Meale

The Colerain High School cross country teams performed at the Division I Regional Championship Oct. 30 at Troy. The Lady Cardinals

placed seventh with a team score of 169, finishing 11 points behind St. Ursula (158), which nabbed the last state-qualifier spot. The Lady Cards, however, had two individual statequalifiers – senior Allison Steinbeck (19:00.1) and

Defender/Goalkeeper of the Week for the week of Oct. 25. Burger helped anchor the Thomas More defense which posted two PAC shutouts last week, allowing just 17 shots in 196:46 of action. She played 90 minutes in goal last week and recorded four saves while combining with three other Saint goalkeepers for the Saints’ two shutouts. Burger is unbeaten (11-02) with 27 saves in 809 minutes in goal for Thomas More this season.

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Colerain High School senior Craig White finished 31st overall at the Division I District Championships Oct. 23 at Voice of America Park. White finished in a time of 17:10.83 to help the Cardinals qualify for regionals for the second year in a row.

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sophomore Kristen Seiler (19:12.5). The State Cross Country Championships will be Nov. 6 at Scioto Downs Rcae Track in Columbus. The boys’ team, which advanced to regionals for the second straight season after a seven-year absence, finished ninth (236). The Cardinals were led by junior Eric Tomczewski (16:23.9), who finished 19th overall – three spots shy of the last individualqualifier spot. The Lady Cardinals advanced to regionals after winning a district championship. They totaled 81 points, narrowly defeating St. Ursula (82). Walnut Hills (88) and Lakota West (127) were third and fourth, respectively. “The girls’ team had two underclassmen – sophomore Kabrella Clark and freshman Kelly White – step up on a day in which a couple upperclassmen had an off day,” Colerain head coach Mark Bierkan said. “After the race was over, our team thought we (had finished second). I think that made


Colerain senior Allison Steinbeck finished seventh overall at districts in a time of 19:23.65. the results that much for exciting for the team and parents when we heard we had won by one point.” The boys, meanwhile, got a big boost at districts from senior Victor Zeinner (16:46.52), who recorded a new personal-best by about 20 seconds. That helped the

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boys, which totaled 106 points, to a fourth-place finish behind Mason (39), St. Xavier (44) and Oak Hills (75). “That was easily the best performance of the season for the boys,” Bierkan said. “And it came at the right time.”

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November 3, 2010

St. X claims 2nd district title in 3 years By Tony Meale


St. Xavier senior Kenny Archbold, a forward, tries to head the ball with Fairfield freshman Neil Braam defending in their Sept. 11 game at Fairfield. Fairfield won 1-0.

Henry Ahrens has been a part of close losses during his coaching tenure, but this was getting ridiculous. The St. Xavier High School soccer coach saw his team lose seven matches during the regular season; six of them were by one goal, including three straight during a seven-day span in September. “Any loss is frustrating,” Ahrens said, “but several of them in succession starts to wear on a team.” The Bombers, however, sustained these losses without a pair of key seniors – sweeper David Strawser and midfielder Tommy Rogers. “We knew we would be a better team when they returned,” Ahrens said. “So we took heart that even without those guys in the lineup, we were still competing with the tough teams on our schedule.” Since closing the regular season with one-goal losses to Carroll and Moeller, the Bombers have won three straight games – two of

them by one goal – to earn their second district championship in three years. St. X, which has not allowed a goal this postseason, notched 1-0 wins over La Salle and Milford and, in the district final, 2-0 over Beavercreek Oct. 28. “In the end, the best things those losses taught us is that the little things matter, the details matter, because at a high level of play the margin of error is pretty slim,” Ahrens said. “The difference between winning by a goal and losing by a goal often comes down to one or two plays a game.” The Bombers faced Centerville in the Division I Regional Semifinals Nov. 2 after Community Press deadline. Leading St. X are senior captains Kenny Archbold (F), Kevin Wegman (GK) and the aforementioned Rogers. Ahrens said his captains have provided stability and delivered a sense or urgency for the younger players. “(The captains) push the younger players,” Ahrens said, “but the younger play-

ers respond because they see the consistent effort of the seniors.” Other seniors include Tim Bryson (M), Eric Freeman (D) and Merten Marx (GK). St. X started the year 25-0 but went 5-0-2 in its next seven matches. “We played a real tough schedule,” said Ahrens, whose opponents included Walsh Jesuit, Toledo St. John’s, Mason and Fairfield. “We knew it wasn’t going to be easy.” But teamwork, Ahrens said, has carried St. X, which has posted seven shutouts this season. “We have skill but aren’t the most skilled, we have speed but aren’t the fastest and we understand the game but aren’t the most tactically experienced team,” he said. “But we are always a team, and that’s been the constant that’s allowed us to bridge the skill gaps, the speed gaps, and the tactical gaps that we faced at times this year.” The Bombers are now taking the one-game-at-atime approach. “We like to tell the guys

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Ahrens praises coaching staff

St. Xavier head soccer coach Henry Ahrens also credited his coaching staff for his team’s success. “I think the continuity of our coaching staff has been a big part of keeping things on an even keel amidst injuries and defeats,” he said. “Marty Roberts, Brian Schaeper, Andrew Prentovic, Rich Lemon and Amy Hagedorn have been with these guys all four years here at St. X, and they all have contributed to making them better players and better people, people who are capable of overcoming adversity. They deserve a lot of credit for the success of these players.” there is no state tournament,” Ahrens said. “There is only (our next opponent).” If the Bombers defeat Centerville, they play the winner of Moeller vs. Sycamore Nov. 6 at Princeton. St. X did not face Sycamore this year and lost 1-0 to Moeller in the regular-season finale. The state semifinals are slated for Nov. 9 with the state final to follow Nov. 12. St. X advanced to state most recently in 2005, falling 3-1 to Cleveland St. Ignatius in the final.

Burger receives state-physician award By Tony Meale

Dr. Robert Burger, a Cincinnati native and La Salle High School graduate, was honored by the State of Ohio Medical Association and Ohio High School Athletic Association before a Lancer home football game Oct. 1. Burger, who is La Salle’s team physician, and Dr. Timothy Kremchek, who is Moeller’s team physician, were recipients of the 2010 Outstanding Team Physicians for High School Athletics. Kremchek will be honored Oct. 23. “I’m very appreciative, and it means very much to me,” Burger said. “The thing that makes it special is I’ve

been doing something I love.” T h e award was based on each physician’s contriBurger butions to high school athletics. Endorsements from school officials, coaches and athletic trainers – among others – were also considered. “I’ve been involved with a lot of special people,” Burger said. Burger graduated from La Salle in 1977 and played football for the University of Notre Dame. He was a member of the 1977 national championship team and was a starting guard in 1980, when he was named an Academic All-American.

He attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati during the early ’80s and has been La Salle’s team physician since 1991. “It was an opportunity to give back to the community and people who did a lot to help me along the way,” Burger said. “If I weren’t the team doctor, I’d be helping out in some other capacity.” Burger appreciates the relationships he has fostered over the years. “They’re not just patients; they’re friends,” he said. “I’ve gotten to know their kids. You know you’re getting older when you see kids of patients growing up.” Burger is also the team physician for the College of Mount St. Joseph and Xavier University. Burger, 51, lives in West-

ern Hills with his wife, Felicia, 50. They have four sons: Bobby, 22, who plays football for Notre Dame; Chris, 20, who golfs for Xavier; John, 17, a senior at La Salle who will golf for Xavier; and Joe, who is a junior at La Salle and plays linebacker. “I’ve had a very supportive immediate family,” Burger said. Burger was honored before La Salle’s home game against Walsh Jesuit Oct. 1. Burger’s nephew, Adam Redmond, plays for Walsh. “It just happened to be that game,” Burger said. “It was great that my family was able to come down for this.” Burger also thanked his parents, Bob and Marilyn, for their love and support.


Owls’ hall of fame

Mount Healthy High School inducted two alumni into its Athletic Hall of Fame Oct. 1 at the game against Northwest High School. The alumni were honored at halftime with a plaque as the announcer read their athletic accomplishments. A plaque with a photo and biography will hang in the high school near the athletic department, joining 39 other athletes since the inception of the program in 2001. Kevin Keller was one of two inductees into Mount Healthy's Athletic Hall of Fame this year. Keller graduated in 1968 and shined in football, wrestling and track. As a stand-out wrestler, he had a season best record of 19 wins, two losses, and one tie, an accomplishment that earned him FirstTeam All League, All-City and an All-State qualifier. He ended his high school athletic wrestling career with 58 wins, 20 losses, and one tie. He also went on to wrestle in college and later coached wrestling at Mt. Healthy and Roger Bacon.

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The U12 Kolping Lady Fusion soccer team is looking to add a few girls to their spring roster. Players must be born after Aug. 1, 1998. E-mail Brandon at if interested.

Players needed

The Wildcats are looking for one or two players for a U9 (upper division) indoor soccer team to be played at Soccer City. The players must be third-grade boys born after Aug. 1, 2001, with above-average talent. Call coach Spaz at 385-6576.

Youth leagues

Several indoor youth leagues begin in November at River’s Edge Indoor Sports. • Girls youth soccer leagues start Nov. 6. • Boys youth soccer leagues start Nov. 7. • High school coed soccer leagues start Nov. 6. • Boys and girls lacrosse leagues start Nov. 7. • Lollipop soccer league starts Nov. 12 and 13. Registration is available online at, or by calling 264-1775.



St. James caps off an undefeated regular season by shooting a great team score of 133 at Robin’s Nest on Sept. 19 in the year-end tournament. They had scores of 31 (Johnny Popken) , 33 (Zach Smith), 34 (Zac Miller), and 35 (Ben York). Visitation was second with a score of 147, followed by Victory No. 1, Jude No. 1 and Victory No. 2. On the individual side, Jake Tiernan of St. Jude and Alex Sedler of Victory tied for low score with 36s. Jake came out the winner with a par on the first playoff hole to Alex’s 4. In front, from left, are Zac Cohen, Ben Helwig, Zach Smith and Ben York. In back, from left, are Andy Kah, Spencer Helwig, Johnny Popken and Zac Miller.


Tom Weirick, who died in 2002, was recently inducted into the Mount Healthy Athletic Hall of Fame. His sister Cindy Gilardi accepted the award.



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Compassionate allowances hasten decisions I recently was a member of an expert panel featured at an informational session entitled “Frankly Speaking About Coping with the Cost of Care.” The three-hour event was sponsored for cancer patients and their caregivers by The Wellness Community, an affiliate of the Cancer Support Community. I discussed Medicare and Social Security, highlighting Social Security’s Compassionate Allowance initiative. In February, the agency added 38 new compassionate allowance conditions, an expansion that expedites disability benefits to thousands of Americans with disabilities. This is the first expansion since October 2008, when Social Securi-

ty announced the original list of 50 Compassionate Allowance conditions – 25 cancers and 25 rare diseases. “Unfortunately, many hardSue Denny working people cancer may Community with not only face Press guest intensive treatcolumnist ment to save their lives. They may also find themselves truly unable to perform their daily work-related activities and as a result, may face serious financial concerns, such as the loss of income and the cost of treatment,” said Daniel E. Smith,

CH@TROOM Write the headline and lead you expect to see or would like to see for next Wednesday’s post-election coverage. “100 percent of incumbent Congressmen were defeated in yesterday’s election. New Congress pledges to undo the mistakes of previous one such as Obama Care, cut taxes and balance the budget. (The hope is this time it really happens). Go figure!” T.D.T. “Voters say ‘enough!’”


“It’s over! Time now for everyone to work together to build a stronger, better city, county, state, and country.” J.S.B. “Dems routed!!!”


“Republicans sweep almost all contests for Congress and governorships!” “Sub-head: ‘That Hopey/Changey thing didn’t work so well.’” Bill B. “FAIR TAX ENACTED INCOME TAX REPEALED”

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Next question What message would you like to send our veterans in honor of Veterans Day on Thursday, Nov. 11? Every week The Northwest Press asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to northwestpress@ with “chatroom” in the subject line. “Expectations for true conservative leadership is high” N.K.S. “Rational, Honest Politicians Take Over Washington (of course, no matter who wins we won't see this one!) D.H. "Right On Track" ... Conservatives Capture America's Heart & Values with landslide victory. C.A.S. “Republicans Sweep The Election Gaining 60 Seats in the House, 10 In The Senate Republicans win Ohio Governor's Race Along with Sweeping All State Offices. Chabot and Schmidt Win Along With Portman. Good Bye My President in 2012.” L.S. “DRIEHAUS SOUNDLY DEFEATS CHABOT “Although considered by most to be the underdog, Driehaus rallied with the support of loyal voters and the silent voters (those WITHOUT signs in their yards) and will be going back to Washington.” B.N. “President suffers broken toe as abandoned car leaps unexpectedly from ditch. “A group of fearful good Samaritans, clinging tightly to guns and religion and unable to think clearly, failed to see the president’s foot on the bumper of a car as they pushed it with amazing speed from a ditch.” B.P.

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president of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, when the initial list of 50 conditions was announced. “The Social Security Administration’s Compassionate Allowances program will help streamline the disability benefits application process so that benefits are quickly provided to those who need them most.” Compassionate Allowances are a way of quickly identifying diseases and other medical conditions that clearly qualify for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability benefits. It allows the agency to electronically target and make speedy decisions for the most obviously disabled individuals. The new

conditions range from adult brain disorders to rare diseases that primarily affect children. In developing the expanded list, Social Security held public hearings and worked closely with the National Institutes of Health, Alzheimer’s Association, National Organization for Rare Disorders and other groups. “The addition of these new conditions expands the scope of Compassionate Allowances to a broader subgroup of conditions like early-onset Alzheimer’s disease,” said Social Security Commissioner Michael J. Astrue. “The expansion … means tens of thousands of Americans with devastating disabilities will now get approved for benefits in a matter

A wrap up of the smog season With the conclusion of summer and fall in full swing, it appears one of the most severe smog seasons to hit the Tristate region has ended. The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments would like to thank the residents of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for their efforts to help improve the region’s air quality. The Hamilton County Environmental Services issued 25 smog alerts in 2010, significantly more than the three issued last year and the most since 1999. The smog alerts involved Kentucky counties of Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties, and Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren counties in Ohio. This summer the Cincinnati region experienced record-breaking heat, humidity and the 12thwarmest summer on record. When the forecast calls for high temperatures, clear skies, and little or no wind, much like the OKI region experienced this past year, smog can become a problem. This is why it is so important that residents understand the causes of poor air quality and do their share to reduce air pollution. Another contributing factor to the increase in smog alert days is the more stringent federal ozone

standards established in 2008. The tightened ozone standards from the United States Environmental Protection Agency help to protect citizens by Callie improving air Holtegel quality. Community for Theair premise quality Press guest standards origicolumnist nated 40 years ago with the enactment of the U.S. EPA’s Clean Air Act. This piece of legislation advocated reduction of smog and air pollution and has contributed to improvements in both people’s health and the environment. According to a U.S. EPA analysis, programs such as OKI’s Do Your Share for Cleaner Air Campaign will prevent more than 160,000 premature deaths. The U.S. EPA also estimates that in addition to protecting health and the environment, the economic value of air quality improvements is estimated to reach $2 trillion in 2020. The more stringent standards are not only for ozone, but also for particulate matter pollution, which can be an issue in the winter


months. Because of this, it is important to continue practices that foster good air quality during the winter. Wintertime open burning and idling cars to warm up, along with stagnant air and dry weather, could lead to particulate matter-based winter smog alerts in the OKI region. As colder weather approaches, it is important to remember to use proper wood-burning techniques for outdoor fire pits and indoor wood-burning stoves. Be sure to use clean, seasoned hardwood that is not wet or rotted. Also, it is illegal to burn garbage, tires and petroleum. These substances can have negative effects on health and air quality. Routine maintenance of wood-burning stoves, including removing ashes and having chimneys cleaned, increases the effectiveness of them and saves the user money. OKI encourages everyone to continue clean-air habits throughout the year. For more information and additional tips to reduce air pollution, visit, become a fan on, or call 1-800-621-SMOG. Callie Holtegel is a communications intern for the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments.

Simple precautions to fight bedbugs Bedbugs are back! Most of us have never seen a bedbug, but they were common in this country before World War II. Widespread use of DDT and other insecticides in the 1940s eradicated bedbugs from most developed nations. Recently, international travel and immigration have resulted in a return of the bugs. Bedbugs are flat reddish-brown insects about the size of an apple seed. They live on human or animal blood, and can survive up to a year without a meal. They hide during the day and are active mostly at night, coming out to feast on exposed skin. Bedbugs are especially numerous in places that have lots of people coming and going, such as hotels, airplanes, college dorms, hospitals and movie theaters. They hitchhike home on your clothes, shoes, purse or luggage, and then take refuge in tiny cracks and crevices. They particularly like to hide in bed frames, box springs and mattresses, but they can also be found in furniture seams, around baseboards, behind picture frames, and in electrical outlets.

Bedbugs cannot spread disease to humans, so the bites are more irritating than dangerous. Some people have no reaction to the bites at all, but others may develop the classic itchy red raised mark with a dark spot in the center similar to a mosquito bite. Treatment of bites is mainly supportive. You can decrease the itch with the use of an oral antihistamine such as Benadryl. Applying hydrocortisone cream to the lesions is helpful, as are oatmeal baths. Call your doctor if there are any signs of infection such as redness, swelling and warmth around the area, yellow crusting, or fever. How do you know you have bedbugs? If you or your children are waking up with bites, you should check the seams of your mattresses and upholstered furniture. You may see the moving bugs, eggshells, or brown spots of dried excrement. If you find any evidence of the bugs, call a professional to help eradicate them. It does not help to have your children wear bug repellent to bed, as bedbugs are not deterred by it. Keeping your house clean is not

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enough to prevent an infestation, because bedbugs like clean homes as well as dirty ones. Minimize Teresa clutter to reduce hiding spots. Esterle Avoid buying or Community renting used matPress guest tresses or furnicolumnist ture. Do not lay clothes or purses on upholstered chairs in public places. When you travel, store your suitcases on tables or luggage racks instead of the floor, and unpack and vacuum them out before bringing them back into the home. Any clothing that might be infested should be washed in hot water and left in the dryer for at least 20 minutes. Even though Cincinnati has been designated one of the bedbug capitals of the world, taking simple precautions can help prevent these pests from bugging your family. Teresa Esterle, M.D., is a board certified pediatrician at West Side Pediatrics. She is also a member of the medical staff at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.


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Pat Keller pets her dog Shilo at the blessing ceremony.





Dan Fuerst and his Dalmatians, Haley, Gigi, Abby and Frodo came to the animal blessing.

Bless the beasts St. Ann Church sponsored a Blessing of the Animals celebration at the St. Francis of Assisi Center. There was a blessing prayer and ceremony, a dog obedience demonstration, a parade of shelter dogs and contests for the pets. Nicholas White, 7, pets Cubbbyas he waits for the blessing.


Dave Teetz and his dog Gunnar put on a demonstration of dog obedience skills following the animal blessing.

Father Clarence Heis blesses animals with holy water at the blessing ceremony at St. Ann Church.

Jaime Frechette cuddled her rabbit Rex during the blessing ceremony.



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


Mercy Hospital Auxiliary Holiday Boutique, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Mercy Hospital Mount Airy, 2446 Kipling Ave., Main Lobby. Handmade items for home, baby and holidays, jewelry, home decor, white elephant sale, bake sale and raffles. Free. Presented by Mount Airy Crafters. 853-5210. Mount Airy.


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


Adult Book Club, 7 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Registration required. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4472. Monfort Heights.


The Teahouse of the August Moon, 8 p.m., La Salle High School, 3091 North Bend Road, $7-$12. Presented by La Salle High School Drama. 741-3000. Green Township.


Lettuce Eat Well Winter Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Locally produced food items. Free. Presented by Lettuce Eat Well. 6611792; Cheviot.


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


No-Cost Mammograms, 1-4:30 p.m., CVSWhite Oak, 8215 Colerain Ave., Mobile Van. For women ages 35 and up with no current breast issues. Free. Presented by YWCA. 956-3729. White Oak.


Chapel Creations Craft Show, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Forest Chapel United Methodist Church, 680 W. Sharon Road, Handmade, unusual crafts, gifts and treasures available. 825-3040. Forest Park.


Nyeemah McDonald, 7:30-9:30 p.m., College Hill Coffee Company, 6128 Hamilton Ave., Performs spoken word, Afro-Cuban, Tibetan chants, jazz, blues, hip hop and more. Free, tips welcome. 542-2739; College Hill.


The Teahouse of the August Moon, 8 p.m., La Salle High School, $7-$12. 741-3000. Green Township.


Bingo, 7-10 p.m., American Legion Post Hugh Watson Post 530 Greenhills, 825-0900. Greenhills. S A T U R D A Y, N O V. 6


Bingo, 1-4 p.m., American Legion Post Hugh Watson Post 530 Greenhills, 11100 Winton Road, Presented by Hugh Watson Event Center. 825-0900. Greenhills. Senior Fit Boot Camp, 10-11 a.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, With Kiyoshi Nishime, martial arts teacher. Wear workout clothes and bring water. Ages 55 and up. $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township.


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


Cincy A2, 8-10:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Advanced level square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. 929-2427. Mount Healthy. Ramblin’ Roses, 8-10:30 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, 21 Cromwell Road, Mainstream and Plus-level square dance club. Recent square dance graduates and experienced dancers welcome. $5. 929-2427; Greenhills.

Evening Under the Stars Auction, 7 p.m.midnight, St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, 5222 North Bend Road, Community Center. Over 23 live auction items, three silent auction categories, split-the-pot, swag bags, reverse raffle and more. Includes beer, wine, appetizers and DJ. Ages 21 and up. $30. 6616565; Monfort Heights.


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


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. Free. 385-6424. Colerain Township.

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Studio Production Video Workshop, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Waycross Community Media, 2086 Waycross Road, Learn to produce studio talk show, band performance or whatever. Highlights include: lighting and camera techniques, video switcher operation, basic multi-channel audio and graphics software. $50, $25 residents. Registration required. 825-2429; Forest Park.


Chapel Creations Craft Show, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Forest Chapel United Methodist Church, 825-3040. Forest Park.


Memoirs Club, 10 a.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Share ideas and techniques. Adults. 369-4472. Monfort Heights.


The Teahouse of the August Moon, 3 p.m., La Salle High School, $7-$12. 741-3000. Green Township.


Kids Against Hunger Meal Packing Event, 8:30-11 a.m., 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 1:304 p.m., Messiah Lutheran Church, 10416 Bossi Lane, Join assembly line to package nutritious meals to feed starving children here at home and around the world. Half of the meals to be distributed in the Tri-State area and half to be shipped internationally. Financial donations for the ingredients accepted. Free. Presented by Thrivent Financial. 771-3991. Springfield Township.


Volunteers work to package over 50,000 meals for local and international distribution at this 2009 Kids Against Hunger packing event. This year's event is Saturday, Nov. 6, at Messiah Lutheran Church, 10416 Bossi Lane in Greenhills. Volunteers can work 8:30-11 a.m., 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. or 1:30-4 p.m. Financial donations for the ingredients accepted. For more information, call 771-3991.


Chapel Creations Craft Show, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Forest Chapel United Methodist Church, 825-3040. Forest Park.


The Teahouse of the August Moon, 5 p.m., La Salle High School, $7-$12. 741-3000. Green Township.


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. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Springfield Township.


Colerain High School Boosters Craft Show, Noon-4 p.m., Colerain High School, Free. 385-6424. Colerain Township. Holiday Arts and Crafts Show, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., American Legion Post Hugh Watson Post 530 Greenhills, 11100 Winton Road, Free. Presented by American Legion Post Hugh Watson Post 530 Greenhills Auxiliary. 825-9481. Greenhills.


All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast, 8:30-11:30 a.m., American Legion Post 513, 7947 Hamilton Ave., Eggs, omelets, bacon, goetta, ham, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, fried potatoes, fruit and muffins. $8, free ages 6 and under. 7290061. Mount Healthy.

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Mount Healthy Business Association Monthly Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Just One More, 7511 Hamilton Ave., Free. 923-1985. Mount Healthy.

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Wedding Expo, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Wunderland Hall, 7881 Colerain Ave., Meet with wedding professionals. Includes raffle prizes and free on-site parking. Benefits Make-A-Wish Foundation. $5, $4 with coupon available online. Presented by Exchange Club of Northwest Cincinnati. 931-2261; Colerain Township.


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. Baby-sitting with advance notice. Free. Through Dec. 5. 931-5777. Finneytown. M O N D A Y, N O V. 8


Unicorners Singles Square Dance Club, 810 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Experienced Western-style square dancers and round dancers. Singles and couples welcome. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Mount Healthy.

Continentals Round Dance Club, 7-9:30 p.m., Hilltop United Methodist Church, 1930 W. Galbraith Road, Phase III-V level round dance club. $6. 929-2427; North College Hill.



Round Dancing with D and C, 7-9 p.m., Messiah Lutheran Church, 10416 Bossi Lane, Round Dancing with cuers Dick and Cinda Reinhart. Ballroom figures: waltz, twostep, cha cha, rumba, tango and bolero. $6. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. Through Dec. 8. 929-2427; Springfield Township.


Final Cut Pro Editing Workshop, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Waycross Community Media, 2086 Waycross Road, Daily through Nov. 11. Advanced non-linear editing course teaches techniques of editing on Final Cut Pro digital editing system. $50, $25 residents. Reservations required. 825-2429; Forest Park.

Morning Mindfulness, 8-9 a.m., Queen City Spine & Rehab Inc., 3557 Springdale Road, Suite B, Informal sessions offer the opportunity to learn more about the health benefits of a mindfulness based meditation and yoga practice. Includes guided practice and alternate between sitting meditation and yoga. Free. 407-3453; Colerain Township.



Zumba Fitness Classes, 7-8 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves creates dynamic workout. Ages 55 and up. $5. 7418802. Colerain Township.

Cigars and Guitars, 6-9 p.m., Vinoklet Winery and Restaurant, 11069 Colerain Ave., Live music and cigars available for purchase. Full bar with light menu and bocce ball court available. Free. 385-9309; Colerain Township.

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Charley Harper Art Show, 1-5 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Exhibit of nature and wildlife works by artist. Framed and unframed prints for sale. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Colerain Township.

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


Avid Reader’s Cafe, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Forest Park Branch Library, 655 Waycross Road, Adults. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4478. Forest Park.


Job Search Seminar, 1:30-3 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Jane Steinmetz, career coach, presents “Piloting Your Job Search and Landing Safely.” Weekly speakers. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown. T U E S D A Y, N O V. 9



Giles Davies (left), Sara Clark and Ian Bond star in “Dracula” at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, 719 Race St., downtown Cincinnati. The theater group will be performing the Steven Dietz play Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. through Nov. 7. Tickets are $28, seniors $24, and students $22. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 513-381-BARD or visit

Handcrafted Greeting Cards Workshop, 6:30-8 p.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, Theme: Thanksgiving. All ages. $15, $10 township residents. Registration required. Presented by Springfield Township. 3851637; e-mail; Springfield Township.


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


November 3, 2010

A short course in an unpopular topic – morality

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

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

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

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

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More than meets the ‘fry’ with these potato recipes Sometimes what looks like the simplest recipe turns out to be the most challenging. T h a t ’s what’s been happening in t h e kitchens of my editor, Lisa Rita M a u c h , Heikenfeld and my Tink Rita’s kitchen friend Stewart, a Clermont County reader, as well. It all started with Lisa’s request for potato fudge that she remembered from her Amelia High School days. Lisa graduated in 1990 and Ken Stewart was her botany teacher. “Mr. Stewart was such a nice teacher, and I loved when he brought us potato

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Potato chip cookies

What warm memories these have for me. This was one of my kids’ favorite cookies. Sweet and salty, I called them my homemade “pecan sandies.” Gladys Rabenstein, a Clermont County reader, shares her recipe. I toast my nuts in a 350-degree oven for a few minutes before chopping. 2 sticks butter, softened (can use margarine, but butter works better) 1 ⁄2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla


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⁄2 cup crushed potato chips 1 ⁄2 cup chopped pecans 2 cups flour Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla. Add crushed chips and nuts. Stir in flour. Form into tablespoonsize balls and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Press with bottom of glass dipped in sugar. Bake for 13 minutes.

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Friend Carolyn Grieme, a Northern Kentucky reader, brought this to a potluck at my house. We loved it so much I made it for Sunday dinner. 1 teaspoon minced garlic Enough potatoes to almost fill a 9-by-13 pan after peeling and cutting into 1⁄8-inch slices (about 6 medium) Salt and pepper to taste 2-4 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

Up to 2 cups shredded cheddar or other cheese 11⁄2 cups milk, warmed Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray baking dish and smear garlic over bottom. Arrange half of potatoes in pan and drizzle with half the butter. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and top with half the cheese. Repeat layers with remaining ingredients. Bake, uncovered, 45-60 minutes until potatoes are tender.


Dez’s favorite egg casserole recipe printed last week did not indicate when to add the cheese. Just mix it in with the milk, salt and pepper and pour over the sausage. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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REUNIONS The Central Baptist High School Class of 2000 – is planning a reunion for late summer or early fall this year. The group is looking for the following missing classmates: Roger Brinson, Nick Risch, Jessica Havlick, Penny Major and Abby Morgan. Anyone who knows how to get in touch with these classmates, please e-mail, or visit the class Facebook group titled “Central aptist Class of 2000 Reunion HQ.” More details about the reunion are forthcoming. Reading High School Class of 1970 – is having another reunion on Saturday, Nov. 13. The group is trying to find current information on: Glen Bain, Mike Benz, Mary Ann (Burden) Boso, Debbie Decker, Fred Deranger, Donald Friend, Carol Gusse, Rose Higgins, Tim King, Debbie Montgomery, John Nelson, Steve Norman, Karen Pace, Donna Ponchot, Rufus Runyan, Patti (Sand) Payne, Dan Stephens, Barb (Thieman) Stall, John Ross Thomas, and Cathy (Wilson) Wall. Please contact Vicki (Cutter) Brown at if you have any information.

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Loretta Barrett

Loretta Hyden Barrett, 78, Colerain Township, died Oct. 12. Survived by husband Edward Barrett; children Roy (Jackie) Hyden, Vickie (Jack) King, Debbie, Ricky, Russell (Danielle) Barrett; grandchildren Ronnie, Brandon, Lindsay, Kendall, Mikayla, Candace, Stevie; great-grandchildren Reece, Grace, Kennedy, Cole, Annabelle, Aubree, Tyler, Alyssa, Audrey, Jacob, Monika; siblings Charles, Raleigh Jr. Hyden, Grace Cahill. Preceded in death by brother Carlos Hyden. Services were Oct. 15 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home.

Kenneth Brisbin

Kenneth A. Brisbin, 71, Colerain Township, died Oct. 19. Survived by wife Marcia “Marty” Brisbin; children Kenny (Sherry) Jr., Michael (Jennifer), Cheryl Brisbin, Joe (Nancy) Cooper, Peggy Bales; siblings Ron, Bob (Carol) Brisbin, Ruth (Mike) Meister; nine grandchildren; two

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great-grandchildren. Services were Oct. 25 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association or Hospice of Cincinnati.

Joyce Davidson

Joyce Pennington Davidson, 70, Colerain Township, died Oct. 18. Survived by husband Clyde Davidson; children Douglas (Pamela) Davidson, Diane (Richard) Hollstegge; siblings Kenneth Pennington, June Koch; seven grandchildren. Preceded in death by sisters Georgia Hayes, Lucy Griffith, Ruth, Christine Pennington. Services were Oct. 23 at Pleasant Run Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home.

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Elmer R. Grossheim, 74, Green Township, died Oct. 21. He was an attorney with Kelley and Grossheim. He was a volunteer attorney for

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Pro Seniors, helped raise $1.6 million for the Old St. Mary’s Historical Preservation Society, was president of the Tri State German American School, vice Grossheim president of the German-American Citizen League, chairman of the German Heritage Museum Building Commission, and a member of the Munich Sister City Association, Kolping Society, Donauschwaben Society, Germania Club, Cincinnati Carvers Guild and Roger Bacon Alumni, board member for Foreign Exchanges and Mensa, and an advisory board member for the Green Township Park Committee. Survived by wife Jane Duwel Grossheim; children Ann Grossheim (Jeff) Toerner, Elmer (Marilee Pfister), Christian (Sarah Huetcher) Grossheim; grandchildren Ryan, Sarah Toerner, Emma, Haley Grossheim. Services were Oct. 26 at Old St. Mary’s Church. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Tri-State German-American School, P.O. Box 20161, Cincinnati, OH 45220-0161.

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Betty Hoffmann

Elizabeth “Betty” L. Hoffmann, 73, Green Township, died Oct. 21. She was a bookkeeper. Survived by sister JoAnn Hoffmann. Services were Oct. 26 at St. Bernard Church. Arrangements by Gump-Holt Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263.

Charles Klopp

Charles John Klopp, 83, died Oct. 23. He was an Army veteran. Survived by wife Vera Klopp; children Mary Anne (Jay) Keilholz, Jerry (Mary) Klopp, Barb (Dave) Mueller, Jane (John) Holt, Amy (Jim) Jones, Sandy (Doug) Klopp Tumlin; sister Virginia Kelley; 30 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by sisters Eleanor Helmers, Marian Bonno. Services were Oct. 26 at St. Jude Church. Arrangements by Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials to the St. Jude Capital Campaign or Hospice of Cincinnati.

Thelma Mattscheck

Thelma Hatke Mattscheck, 90, died Oct. 25. Survived by children Kenneth (Emily) Mattscheck, Elaine (Bob) Bollin, Cheryl (Jim) Tenhover; grandchildren Jenny (Patrick) Lahiff, Michael (Jenn) Mattscheck, Kevin (Natalie), Tony (Stacie), Michael (Andrea), Katie Bollin, Sara, Molly Tenhover; brother Charles (Carol) Hatke; nine greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Elmer Mattscheck, son

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Fay Miller

Fay Miller, 91, Colerain Township, died Oct. 19. Survived by children JoAnn (Bernie) Fleenor, Wayne (Peggy), Kenneth (Ellen) Miller; grandchildren Teresa (Mandi) Romeo, Donna (Todd) Kirker, Sara (Gary) Gravel, Clint, Shane (Whitley), Katie Miller, Jenny (Brandon) Hardesty; great-grandchildren Tonya, Bryan, Nicole, Sam, Camden, Joey; great-great-grandchildren Alexis, Troy, Trey. Preceded in death by husband Robert Miller Jr. Services were Oct. 21 at Crown Hill Memorial Park. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Charles Reinstatler

Charles G. Reinstatler, 71, Green Township, died Oct. 28. He was director of computer leasing for the College of Mount St. Joseph. He was a Marine Corps veteran. Survived by wife Aileen Reinstatler; children Blake Reinstatler, Ayn (Scott) Rouse; sister Sharon Sefferino; grandchildren Brooke, Bria, Brett Reinstatler; great-grandchildren Ava Lemme; brother-in-law Harold Bedinghaus. Arrangements by Gump-Holt Funeral Home.

Ed Roberts

Shelly Edward “Ed” Roberts, 75, Green Township, died Oct. 22. He was an auto body mechanic. He was a Marine Corps veteran of Korea. Survived by wife Shirley Roberts; children Shirlee O’Brien, Michael, Dustin Roberts; stepson Richard (Heather) Kitchen; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by children Michael, Danny, Shelly Roberts. Services were Oct. 25 at Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: Shriners Hospital, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229.

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Police reports CINCINNATI DISTRICT 5 Arrests/citations

Allan Chaney Summers, born 1967, aggravated menacing, 5724 Hamilton Ave., Oct. 22. Mark Bennett, born 1961, possession of open flask, 5800 Hamilton Ave., Oct. 15. Rodney K. Watkins, born 1967, assault, 2439 Elderberry Court, Oct. 21. Demisha Brady, born 1987, disorderly conduct, 5941 Hamilton Ave., Oct. 15. Brad M. Hancock, born 1977, theft under $300, 6327 Savannah Ave., Oct. 23. Reuben B. Robinson, born 1963, forgery and receiving stolen checks, 8030 Daly Road, Oct. 20. Nyonu Lewis-Mackey, born 1982, domestic violence, 2011 Parkhurst Court, Oct. 24. Reggie Franklin, born 1992, simple assault, 5920 Lantana Ave., Oct. 11. Christian Frederick, born 1986, assault, 5100 Hawaiian Terrace, Oct. 22. Selebraty Jackson, born 1986, simple assault, 5460 Bahama Terrace, Oct. 9. Tonia Fikes, born 1975, domestic violence and violation of temporary protection order, 5569 Colerain Ave., Oct. 23. Javin K. Robinson, born 1991, felonious assault, 5200 Horizonvue Drive, Oct. 23. Michael Hasan, born 1968, domestic violence and assault, 5469 Kirby Ave., Oct. 24.

Incidents Aggravated robbery

1181 Atwood Ave., Oct. 19.


1634 Cedar Ave., Oct. 20. 5100 Hawaiian Terrace, Oct. 19.

Improperly discharging firearm at/into habitation/school 4955 Hawaiian Terrace, Oct. 17.


1120 Cedar Ave., Oct. 17. 5116 Hawaiian Terrace, Oct. 16. 5309 Eastknoll Court, Oct. 15. 5551 Kirby Ave., Oct. 18. 6147 Faircrest Court, Oct. 19. Reported on Harrison Ave., No. 17, Oct. 16. Reported on Westwood Northern Blvd., Oct. 15. Reported on 3507 Boudinot Ave., No. 1, Oct. 20. Reported on 3821 Boudinot Ave., No. 3, Oct. 15.

Felonious assault

2400 Harrison Ave., No. C3, Oct. 16. 2847 Fischer Place, Oct. 20. 3110 Brackenwoods Lane, No. 3, Oct. 17. 3225 Harrison Ave., Oct. 18.


2310 Ferguson Road, Oct. 15. 2322 Ferguson Road, Oct. 20. Theft, 2478 Queen City Ave., Oct. 16. 2642 Pancoast Ave., Oct. 17. 2714 Erlene Drive, Oct. 20.

2853 Harrison Ave., Oct. 19. 3196 Costello Ave., Oct. 16. 3201 Mayridge Court, Oct. 15. 3223 Queen City Ave., Oct. 16. 3229 Queen City Ave., Oct. 15. 3271 Broadwell Ave., Oct. 19. 3324 Hana Ave., Oct. 15. 3324 Hanna Ave., Oct. 15. 3328 Glenmore Ave., Oct. 18. 3562 Fieldcrest Drive, Oct. 16.

Unauthorized use of property

3191 Ferncrest Court, Oct. 16.


Bryan Avanle, 36, 140 Wilkens Court, operating vehicle intoxicated at 11021 Hamilton Ave., Oct. 13. Jeremy Brock, 24, 5510 Warren Ave., theft at 8451 colerain Ave,, Oct. 8. Charles Brown, 33, 8263 Brownsway, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave,, Oct. 6. Donald Burrell, 40, 10112 Manistee, drug paraphernalia, drug possession at 9873 Pippin , Oct. 8. Scott Carroll, 21, 11930 Brookway, drug possession at 9922 Crusader, Oct. 9. Justin Cordray, 20, 2841 Hyannis Drive, carrying concealed weapon, using weapons while intoxicated at 3200 Niagara Street, Oct. 2. Jacqueline Duke, 27, 6916 Cleves Warsaw, operating vehicle intoxicated at I74, Oct. 7. Jenniah Duke, 23, 1106 Eganhills Dr., theft at 9671 Colerain Ave., Oct. 4. Chris Fletcher, 39, 3533 Blue Rock Road, domestic violence at 3353 Blue Rock Road, Oct. 8. Iel Freeman, 18, 3535 Alec Drive, underage consumption, open container at 2907 Greenbrook Lane, Oct. 1. Shawn Green, 23, 2388 Antares Court, obstructing official business at 8400 Pippin Road, Oct. 9. Nicholas Hardert, 20, 4755 Day Rd., breaking and entering, possession criminal tools at 3597 W. Galbraith Road, Oct. 12. Iesha Harris, 19, 5417 Wintonview Place, falsification at 9600 Colerain Ave, Oct. 12. Rachel Huffman, 20, 2891 Greenbrook, underage consumption, open container at 2907 Greenbrook Lane, Oct. 1. Richard Johnson, 35, 5764 Curnie Drive, operating vehicle intoxicated at 9319 Colerain Ave., Oct. 10. Ashley Johnston, 19, 2830 Houston Road, underage consumption, open container at 2907 Green-

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Reports/Incidents Breaking and entering

Shed entered and tools valued at $4,080 removed at 3579 Blue Rock Road, Oct. 4. Vending machines damaged at 8325 Colerain Ave., Sept. 30.

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The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: • Colerain Township: Chief Daniel P. Meloy, 245-6600. • Green Township: Chief Bart West, 574-0007; vandalism hotline 574-5323. • Hamilton County: Sheriff Simon Leis, 825-1500. • Springfield Township: Chief David Heimpold, 729-1300.

Victim threatened and $200 taken at 2455 Compton Road, Oct. 10.

Glasses and currency of unknown value removed at 3616 Sweetwood Court, Oct. 8.

Credit card removed and used without consent at 3634 Twinview, Sept. 29.

Residence entered and jewelry of unknown value removed at 8527 Eagle Creek Road, Sept. 23. Residence entered and computer, rings, hat, necklaces of unknown value removed at 3290 Nandale, Sept. 28. Residence entered at 2891 Compton Road, Oct. 2.

Contaminating substance, for human consumption Reported at 3024 Hyannis Drive, Sept. 11.

Criminal damaging

Garage door damaged at 3156 Elkhorn , Sept. 29. Vehicle window damaged at 2866 Windsong, Oct. 3. Laptop valued at $300 removed at 2420 Uranus Court, Oct. 4.

Criminal damaging, resisting arrest, menacing

Victim reported at 7625 Colerain Ave., Oct. 5.

Drug possession

Reported at 2612 Jody Lynn Court, Sept. 29.


Victim reported at 6733 Cambridge Ave., Oct. 7.

Identity fraud

Reported at 3456 Alamosa Drive, Sept. 21.



Theft, misuse of credit card

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Cell phone valued at $150 removed at 6401 Colerain Ave., Oct. 7. Validation sticker of unknown value removed at 8238 Roberts Ave., Oct. 6. Catalytic converter removed from vehicle at 5541 Old Blue Rock Road, Sept. 30. Medication of unknown value removed at 2575 Crest Road, Oct. 9. Checks removed at 7239 Jamerune , Sept. 21. Jewelry valued at $500 removed at 7200 Swirlwood Lane, Sept. 29. Catalytic converter removed from vehicle at 5551 Old Blue Rock Road, Sept. 29. Cell phone valued at $200 removed at 8750 Colerain Ave., Sept. 26. AC unit valued at $2,000 removed at 6601 Cheviot Road, Sept. 24. Laptop valued at $300 removed at 8437 Colerain Ave., Sept. 25. Check, Ipod and shoes of unknown value removed at 8801 Cheviot Road, Sept. 23. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 6401 Colerain Ave., Oct. 1. Stereo equipment valued at $1,650 removed at 10021 Marino Drive, Oct. 2. Credit card removed at 9490 Colerain Ave., Oct. 4. $1,046 removed at 9234 Colerain Ave., Sept. 30. Vehicle removed at 3278 Rocker Drive, Oct. 4. Phone, currency and purse of unknown value removed at 8451 Colerain Ave., Oct. 4.


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Victim reported at 2343 Struble Road, Oct. 4.

GREEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Juvenile, 13, assault and criminal damaging at 5400 Edalbert Drive, Oct. 18. Kelly P. Boone, 28, 7048 Wesselman Road, theft at 6550 Harrison Ave., Oct. 18. Omar M. Jones, 26, 5186 Winton Terrace, violating park rules at 4764 West Fork Road, Oct. 19. Andrea Harris, 34, 2507 Forthmann Place, soliciting at 5505 Rybolt Road, Oct. 20. Juvenile, 17, assault at 3200 Ebenezer Road, Oct. 18. David G. Westrich, 22, 3768 Meadowview Drive, drug abuse at 5500 Windmere Drive, Oct. 20. Christopher G. Leitz, 35, 5678 Eula Ave., failure to confine dog at 5678 Eula Ave., Oct. 20. Russell Mikle, 53, 3526 Lewis Road, theft at 5508 Bridgetown Road, Oct. 20. James L. Merida, 41, 3732 Glenway Ave., theft at 6300 Glenway Ave., Oct. 20. Juvenile, 16, domestic violence at 6555 Hearne Road, Oct. 20. John E. Davis, 42, 1193 S. Lynnebrook, theft at 6300 Glenway Ave., Oct. 21. Nicholas D. Vasquez, 29, 3954 Washington Ave. No. 5, drug paraphernalia and drug possession at Lawrence Road and Greenway, Oct. 22.

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Television stolen from home at 3335 Emerald Lakes Drive No. B, Oct. 18. Two video game systems, five video games, Bengals jersey and a pillow case stolen from home at 5334 Lee’s Crossing Drive No. 1, Oct. 20.

Neon light broken at Zip Dip at 4050 Drew Ave., Oct. 17. Window broken on vehicle at 1818 Linneman Road, Oct. 17. Window broken on vehicle at 7092 Willowdale Drive, Oct. 18. Tires slashed on two vehicles at 3900 Gary Court, Oct. 19.

Criminal mischief

Eggs thrown on homes at 2084 Town Hill Drive, Oct. 17. Eggs thrown on vehicle at 3850 Virginia Court, Oct. 21.

Domestic dispute

Argument between man and woman at Cheviot Road, Oct. 17. Argument between spouses at Starvue Drive, Oct. 17.




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Windshield, hood and wiper arms damaged on vehicle; and 11 plants and three pumpkins damaged at Peter’s Nursery at 5587 Harrison Ave., Oct. 20.

Vehicular vandalism

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Two doors damaged during break-in attempt at Jimmy Johns, but no entry was gained at 6459 Glenway Ave., Oct. 19. Welder, two drills, tool bag with miscellaneous tools, two stereos, pressure washer, mitre saw and tile saw stolen from Pirate’s Den at 3670 Werk Road, Oct. 19.

Criminal damaging

Forty batteries stolen from Dollar General at 5700 Harrison Ave., Oct. 17. Six boxes of medicine and one bottle of hair conditioner stolen from Family Dollar at 5527 Bridgetown Road, Oct. 17. Six light bulbs stolen and a flower pot set on fire at Lakewood Baptist Church at 4008 Westwood Northern Blvd., Oct. 17. Two bicycles stolen from home at 5474 Audro Drive No. 7, Oct. 17. Vehicle entered and rummaged through, but nothing found missing at 6648 Woodcrest Drive, Oct. 18. Television stolen from vehicle at 2965 Jessup Road, Oct. 18. CD player and one CD stolen from one vehicle, and a pocket knife stolen from a second vehicle at 6645 Woodcrest Drive, Oct. 18. GPS and multi-purpose tool stolen from one vehicle; GPS stolen from second vehicle; and cup holder, money, miscellaneous hand tools and a tape measure stolen from third vehicle at 2550 Devils Backbone, Oct. 18. Cornhole set stolen from home’s yard at 1870 Ebenezer Road, Oct. 18. Car stereos stolen from two vehicles at 2380 Ebenezer Road, Oct. 18. Gasoline stolen from Speedway at 6537 Glenway Ave., Oct. 18. Money and 50 DVDs stolen from vehicle at 5977 Ranylyn Ave., Oct. 18. Wallet and contents stolen from home at 3364 North Bend Road, Oct. 18. Purse and contents stolen from home at 1341 Leders Lane, Oct. 19. Wallet and contents stolen from vehicle at 3459 Ebenezer Road, Oct. 19. Two air conditioning units stolen from building at 6225 Colerain Ave., Oct. 19. Several pieces of jewelry and money stolen from home at 6535 Quail Lake Drive, Oct. 19. Three sewer grates and 30 guard rail bolts stolen from parking lot at Dillard’s at 6299 Glenway Ave., Oct. 19. Eighteen bags of concrete, 40 pieces of PVC pipe and 60 PVC fittings stolen from construction site at 2885 Diehl Road, Oct. 19. Wallet and contents stolen from vehicle at 1505 Jacks Way, Oct. 20. MP3 player, medicine and money stolen from vehicle at 2007 Devils Backbone, Oct. 20. MP3 player and money stolen from

691 Fleming Rd 522-2780 Rev Pat McKinney


3682 West Fork Rd , west of North Bend Traditional Worship 8:30 & 11:00am Contemporary Worhip 9:44am

Breaking and entering


one vehicle; money and cell phone stolen from second vehicle; and MP3 player stolen from third vehicle at 6221 Kincora Court, Oct. 20. MP3 player and wallet and contents stolen from vehicle at 6291 Ashbourne Drive, Oct. 20. MP3 player stolen from vehicle at 1405 Davids Way, Oct. 20. Money stolen from vehicle at 1332 Wexford Lane, Oct. 20. Wallet and money stolen from home at 5480 Philloret Drive, Oct. 20. Money, athletic bag and bank book stolen from vehicle at 6034 Gaines, Oct. 20. Camera and purse and contents stolen from vehicle at 4540 Jessup Road, Oct. 21. Speakers and an amplifier stolen from vehicle at 3535 Constitution Court, Oct. 21. Three checks stolen from home at 1994 Sylved Lane, Oct. 21. Bag of dog food and three packs of paper towels stolen from Kroger at 3491 North Bend Road, Oct. 21. Car stereo stolen from vehicle at 5595 Jessup Road, Oct. 21.

8735 Cheviot Rd, by Colerain HS Rev. Kevin Murphy, Pastor 513-385-8973 Worship and Sunday School 10AM Handicap Accessible/Nursery Available

Nursery Care Provided

Monfort Heights United Methodist Church

Wood pile set on fire behind home, causing damage to lawn, fence and shed at 1631 Colonial Drive, Oct. 21.

Argument between man and woman at Evelyn Road, Oct. 19. Argument between parent and child at Race Road, Oct. 21.

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

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

Traditional Service: 9:30 AM ConneXion Contemporary Service: 11:30 AM Sunday School: 10:30 AM

10619 Morning Glory Lane: Cole, Jennifer M. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $64,000. 7945 Nieman Drive: Nunoo-Quarcoo, Daniel & Joanna Adusei to Sidhu, Rupinder; $182,500. 847 Northern Parkway: Morequity Inc. to Meybro Inc.; $33,500. 2050 Persimmon Court: Mercer, Michael & Colleen to PNC Bank NA; $104,000. 2086 Persimmon Court: Fontaine, Beth to Guardian Savings Bank FSB; $86,000.

Northminster Presbyterian Church

Northwest Community Church

680 W Sharon Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45240

Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate.


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Money, two cell phones, two watches, credit card, two checkbooks and three rings stolen from home at 3361 Glenmont Lane, Oct. 21. Laptop computer and a television stolen from home at 3413 Moonridge Drive, Oct. 23.

Homeowners in Cincinnati and the surrounding areas will be given the opportunity to have a permanent Erie Metal Roofing System installed on their home at a reasonable cost.

Sunday School 10:15


About real estate transfers


Mt. Healthy Christian Church


ny to Branch Banking & Trust Co; $80,000. 8858 Cherry Blossom Lane: Lang, Mary A. to Nelson, Kimberly; $95,800. 8939 Daly Road: Estes, Michael P. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $74,004. 1562 Forester Drive: Huntington National Bank to Paramount Property Group Inc.; $59,500. 461 Galbraith Road: Link, Rhonda L. to Fifth Third Bank; $52,000. 1053 Garnoa Drive: Cross, John H. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $89,400. 1161 Hearthstone Drive: Tristate Holdings LLC to Puffer Renovations LLC; $49,900. 417 Karenlaw Lane: Mitchell, E. Kent to U.S. Bank NA; $60,000. 957 Lost Crossing: Federal National Mortgage Association to Liggins, Lynvone; $109,900.


7717 Harrison Ave Mt. Healthy, OH 45231 Rev. Michael Doerr, Pastor 513-521-6029 Sunday 9:00 a.m...... Contemporary Service 9:45a.m...... Sunday School 10:45 a.m........ Traditional Worship Nursery Staff Provided “A Caring Community of Faith” Welcomes You

1161 Hearthstone Drive: Tristate Holdings LLC to Puffer Renovations LLC; $49,900. 417 Karenlaw Lane: Mitchell, E. Kent to U.S. Bank NA; $60,000. 957 Lost Crossing: Federal National Mortgage Association to Liggins, Lynvone; $109,900. 10619 Morning Glory Lane: Cole, Jennifer M. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $64,000. 7945 Nieman Drive: Nunoo-Quarcoo, Daniel and Joanna Adusei to Sidhu, Rupinder; $182,500. 847 Northern Parkway: Morequity Inc. to Meybro Inc.; $33,500. 2050 Persimmon Court: Mercer, Michael and Colleen to PNC Bank NA; $104,000. 2086 Persimmon Court: Fontaine,

Beth to Guardian Savings Bank FSB; $86,000. 9667 Fallsridge Court: Wells Fargo Bank NA Tr. to Frazier, Andre and Kea; $109,900. 8870 Fontainebleau Terrace: Knuf, Helen E. to Cabak, Onur and Mujdat Kandemir; $77,000. 8853 Hollyhock Drive: Carroll, Richard L. and Mary Lou to Schinkel, Bernard H. and Donna L.; $157,500. 1628 Hudepohl Lane: Mills, John H. to Bank of New York Mellon Trust Co. The Tr.; $54,000. 8090 Kirkland Drive: Wesbanco Bank Inc. to Penklor Properties LLC; $38,200. 1549 Meredith Drive: Smith, James L. to Malone, Jared; $5,000. 1549 Meredith Drive: Eady, Linette to Federal National Mortgage Association; $16,000. 1732 Aspenhill Drive: Reese, Joehon-

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