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Sportswriter Tony Meale understands the disappointment of Colerain’s football fans this season, but adds some context and perspective to how the lack of 2009 post-season play in his column in sports. SEE PAGE A7.

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Green Township has a long tradition of honoring our military veterans – 200 years worth of tradition. The township itself is named after Revolutionary War hero Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene, so it’s fitting the township continues to pay tribute to veterans in its bicentennial year. Residents are invited to join township officials and area veterans as they dedicate the new Veterans Tribute Tower during the township’s annual Veterans Day observations at Veterans Park on Harrison Avenue. The ceremony will begin promptly at 11 a.m. on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11. The tribute tower and bell, the first to be erected in the state of Ohio, were crafted by The Verdin Co. and recently installed near the Veterans Plaza at Veterans Park. The tower stands 30 feet high and features a clock and a 250pound bronze bell engraved with the words “Thank God for Our Veterans.” “It will stand as a lasting monument in honor of the brave men and women who have fought for our freedom,” Green Township Trustee Tracy Winkler said. “We believe this Veterans Tribute Tower is a most appropriate commemoration of our veterans as we celebrate 200 years of community.” Green Township Administrator Kevin Celarek said the Veterans Day ceremony will have two different focuses. The first will feature the members of Green Township VFW Post

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If you’re interested in honoring veterans but not sure where to go, here are some local ideas. The 2009 Veterans Day Parade will be Sunday, Nov. 8, down the streets of Cheviot. Participating veterans groups from all over Hamilton County will participate, including a unit from the Gailey VFW Post in Colerain Township. The Northwest High School Marching Band will also participate. There will be a short memorial service following the parade. The antique and classic cars will also be on display. For parade info, call Bill Gettler at 738-3844. • The Veterans Day banquet will begin with cocktails at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at Gailey VFW Post 7340, 8326 Brownsway Lane in North College Hill. Price is $25 per person and includes dinner and open bar. Dinner is 7:30-8:30 p.m. with the program afterwards lasting no longer than 45 minutes. 10380 as they present their annual Veterans Day ceremony, and the second aspect of the event will focus on the dedication of the tribute tower. “We’re going to have some of the oldest veterans in Green Township there to be the first people to ring the bell in the Veterans Tribute Tower,” he said. He said U.S. Rep. Steve Driehaus (D-1st District) will be on hand as well to present the township with an American flag. The power to the tower will then

For ticket information, call Eugene Jablonowski at 825-3815; for banquet info, call Robyn Lucas at 522-2719. • Triple Creek Retirement Community will present its annual Veterans Day program at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the community, 11230 Pippin Road. The public is invited to the event, which will honor all veterans. U.S. Rep. Steve Driehaus (D-1st District) will be the keynote speaker for the event. The itinerary features the Northwest High School band, a 21-rifle salute, invocation, taps, provided by the Wesley Werner American Legion from Mount Healthy, and color presentation by members of the 82nd Airborne Chapter. A special performance of “God Bless America” will be sung by Norbert Rolfsen and author Madeline Grote will read “A Tribute for Veterans.” Other attendees are members of The Order of the Purple Heart, Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars. The ceremony will conclude with a tribute dinner for guest veterans and residents. Call 851-0601 for information. be turned on, and it will play a patriotic tune, Celarek said. The tower will play music at noon and 6 p.m. every day from that point on. “We encourage all our veterans from all over the area to be a part of the ceremony,” he said. “We’re really hoping this will be a special tribute to our veterans.” He said in the spring the township will construct a very nice landscaped path to connect the tribute tower to the Veterans Plaza at the park.

Cameron Kirtley was on his way to school at Pleasant Run Middle School early on Oct. 23, ready to finish off his week. It’s less than a mile from his Birchwood Drive home. He never made it to school. The 12-year-old was hit in the crosswalk at West Kemper and Pippin roads. A witness said it was impossible to see him because it was so dark at the intersection. Rhonda Rohrig, who lives on Pippin Road, was at the intersection when the youth was hit. “I heard him scream,” she said. “And it was so dark, I wasn’t sure that I hadn’t hit him.” Jonda Kirtley, Cameron’s mom, said she got the phone call no parent wants to receive. She dropped everything and headed for her boy. Cameron has a broken nose, misaligned braces and nightmares as a result of his accident. Now she and other parents are on a crusade to turn on some lights at the intersection. Rohrig came to the Colerain Township board of Trustees Oct. 27 and asked them to do something. She says the schools have cut busing and students are at risk as they walk along roads in the dark on early winter mornings. She wants the township to put up a light and she wants the light up fast. “We don’t Jonda Kirtley need a study; we need a light,” she said. “Every day it’s not there is a day kids are walking in the dark. It’s dangerous and we don’t want this to happen again. Children who don’t get busing should at least get a light bulb over the crosswalk so they can walk safely.” Colerain Township Administrator David Foglesong said he had already contacted Duke Energy about the cost of operating a light. He says he will gather information about the cost of installation and operation and also bring others into the process, such as the county and school district officials. “Once we have all the information, we will bring it back (and) the board and go from there,” Foglesong said. Jonda Kirtley says she’s not waiting. She’s looking into private bus service to make sure her son gets to school safely. “I can’t have him walking, not after this,” she said. “I have to make sure my child is safe.”

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Work at Clippard continues on schedule By Jennie Key jkey@communitypress.com

Colerain Township residents can welcome the new year with a new park. Work continues at Clippard Park and township officials now say the park should be completed by early January. Colerain Township Parks and Services Director Kevin Schwartzhoff says work is on schedule. The CVS Caremark Boundless Playground, built with a $225,000 grant from the CVS Caremark charitable trust, is almost complete. Schwartzhoff said all of the equipment is installed, and the concrete pad, sand and soft ground cover is in place. The infrastructure work at the park, including storm water, sewer and shelter

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houses are about 75 percent complete, he said, and electric service and restrooms are about half-done. The skate park is about a third complete, and work is under way on ball fields, the new entry road from Bevis Lane, and the sprayground. “We are still hopeful that the playground will be finished by the end of the year, weather permitting,” he said. It’s the weather that’s slowing things down now. Schwartzhoff said that in the fall it takes longer for the ground to dry out when it rains. “We do have some areas under roof: one of the restrooms and the shelters, so we can do some work, but the rain can definitely cause delays,” he said. “Our recent weather is not conducive to outdoor work.”

The skate park is about a third complete, and work is under way on ball fields. Schwartzhoff said work on the walking trail around the perimeter will be the last project, since any work inside the park could damage it if the path was completed earlier. Not only is the park on time, Schwartzhoff said, it’s also on budget. The makeover has a price tag in excess of $2 million. In September, the Colerain Township Board of Trustees approved the issuance of almost $1 million in bonds for the park improvement, opting to pay the rest from the township’s general fund. Clippard Park, a 15-acre park on Dewhill Drive, will remain closed during construction. To see plans for the renovation, visit www. coleraintwp.org/clippard_ park.cfm.

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Memories live on in tree donations By Jennie Key jkey@communitypress.com

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Whenever family and friends of Ed Staub see the Dawn redwood at Colerain Park, they think of him. They donated the tree in his honor as part of the Colerain Township Parks Legacy Tree Program. His son Nixson said Ed had donated his body to University of Cincinnati’s Medical Center for cancer research, so the memorial redwood “gives us a place to go.” “We can visit the tree,” said his niece, Jen Clingner Ed’s sister, Barbara Clingner, said her brother loved to garden and enjoyed the park. “We used to walk at Farbach-Werner, and he liked the new Colerain Park.” They chose the unusual Dawn redwood because it

was “unique – just like Ed.” Kevin Schwartzhoff, director of parks and services for the township, said the Legacy Tree program is a good way to celebrate memorable or special occasions. The program is designed for those persons or organizations who want to commemorate a particular event by planting a tree. All trees will be cared for the parks and services department and come with a one-year guarantee. To help ensure the health and success of the trees Schwartzhoff said the staff plants them during spring and fall. At Clippard Park, friends and family of Don Farrell bought a Pin oak in his memory to be planted at the Clippard Park. Jack Rahn said the neighbors just wanted to do something to show Don’s

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Some of the reasons for donating a tree include: weddings, anniversaries, births, graduations, retirement or recognition of friends or associates. The trees also make good memorials for those who have died. The cost of the tree and engraved plaque is about $400. The cost includes a small plaque that will be placed by the tree and the planting of an agreed upon species and location of the tree. Tom Bosarge, staff arborist, will work with families on tree selection and placement. To participate in the Legacy Tree Program contact Bosarge at 385-7503 or e-mail him at tbosarge@coleraintwp.org wife Barb they cared about the couple. “He liked trees, he liked the Pin oak and he was really excited about the new park,” Barb Farrell said. You can’t see the tree, but, as Barb points out, it’s just a short walk and you’re there.

Park site for cross country meet By Jennie Key jkey@communitypress.com

The woods and fields at Heritage Park in Colerain Township were set to be overrun Oct. 31. Not with ghosts and goblins; with cross country runners. Each season, schools in the Heartland Collegiate

Athletic Conference take turns hosting the HCAC championship cross country meet. This year, the College of Mount St. Joseph’s men’s and women’s cross country teams have the honor. Assistant coach Tina Blakely selected Colerain Township’s Heritage Park on East Miami River Road as the site after a friend rec-

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While the Coleraine Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation of the township’s past, members know they also have to look to the future. The group has spent the past year hammering out a five-year plan as part of its move to stay viable and relevant as an organization. Historical society trustee Ron Burgess says the group is pursuing its designation by the IRS as a 501(c)3 organization, to make donations tax deductible. “We have some big dreams,” he said. “For those, you need donation and donors and endowments. We need to be ready

for those and this will help.” Burgess says the group is working to improve its Web site, recruit newer members and hopes more young people in the community will get excited about the community’s heritage and join the historical society. “We’d like the Web site to be a real resource for township residents regarding the township’s history,” he said. The group currently has about 111 members, but Burgess says less than half of them are active. The society has been on a reorganizational binge as more than a dozen committees have been formed, and Burgess hopes the society is on the verge of experiencing a Renaissance.

The society was started by Ruth Wells in 1964. What Wells brought to the community was a passion for its history, and that passion is what Burgess thinks the historical society needs to get moving on the group’s ambitious projects and programs. Burgess says the group wants to ignite a passion for the past in families that now live in the township. Society members have a dream to have a replica of the original Dunlap Station that visitors could tour. “We would like to develop and maintain permanent displays of local historic events,” he said. The society has at least one historic building, the old Blue Rock Toll Booth, also

used as the Creedville Post Office, that they want to restore. “Eventually, we’d like to have the replica, and maybe a wagon with horses you could ride to the museum,” he said. The group has looked at Heritage Park, the original site of the fort, but flooding was an issue. Most recently, they had eyed the Wert property in Groesbeck. They are still hopeful that they can work with officials from Colerain Township to find a place. Parks and Services director Kevin Schwartzhoff said he will continue to work with the group. The township currently allows the society to store some items in township facilities.

Colerain police arrest three on drug charges Police seized heroin, crack cocaine and cash in a raid that led to the arrest of three Colerain Township men Oct. 27. The Colerain Police Undercover Unit concluded an investigation that involved the trafficking of heroin and cocaine.

Officers reported they saw Joseph Maupin, 9184 Cobblechase Court, 30, entering a house on Banning Road Oct. 27. The officers knew that he had multiple warrants and entered the residence to arrest him. Once inside, the officers foiund a large quan-

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The Northwest Local School District continues to gear up for a change to a seven-bell day for the 2010-11 school year. Mark Farmer, assistant superintendent of curriculum services, says the district is trying to keep up with changes in state requirements and what educators see

students need as they prepare for college. The board of education approved a number of new courses and courses of study at the Oct. 26 meeting. A personal finance/financial planning unit, required by the state, will help students learn how to plan to use money wisely, set up a personal budget and learn to use an investing plan. Farmer said

the courseware will also focus on learning to use credit and manage debt, use a savings plan and look at how career choice and lifestyle affect a financial plan. The board also approved a onecredit ecology course to add to the science curriculum for juniors and seniors. The course supports life science concepts on state tests and use inquiry-based labs, hands-on observations and experiments.

An introduction to college algebra will be added to the math curriculum, for students who have completed algebra II but are not ready for pre-calculus and the board also approved a projectbased math course, another math option for juniors and seniors. Farmer said the project-based math provides a review of the math skills needed for excelling after high school.

“These math concepts show how math is incorporated into daily life,” he said. “How to purchase and outfit a house or apartment, how to buy and finance a car.” He said project-based lessons are the foundation of the course. The board also approved the course work for four levels of language, outlining the expectations for each year of foreign language study.

Mt. Healthy schools market buildings By Jennie Key jkey@communitypress.com

In real estate sales, they say it’s all about location, location, location. The Mount Healthy City School District has seven locations that will be for sale once the new buildings are complete. The district is building two new elementary school buildings, and a new junior-senior high school. The district is negotiating a contract with the NAI Bergman Group to market and hopefully sell the buildings that will no longer be needed when students move into the new buildings in the 2010-11 school year. John Pennell, executive director for administrative services at Mount Healthy City Schools, said the buildings and facilities the district is interested in selling off are: Duvall Elementary, Frost Elementary, Greener Elementary, New Burlington Elementary, Mount Healthy Junior High School (formerly South Junior High) and the

current bus lot and garage. The current high school and Jane Hoop Elementary will eventually become athletic fields, Pennell said. The new bus lot and garage will be on the new high school property. A former Standard Publishing warehouse will be used for the garage. Superintendent David Horine said the agreement will likely include a typical 6 percent fee as well as other marketing fees. Representatives from NAI Bergman are putting together a proposal and the board of education has authorized Horine to negotiate with the firm. “We haven’t signed anything to this point,” he said. “They are working to get better estimates and information.” The district will auction off the buildings, with minimum pricing in effect. Horine said he would like to be ready for auction by the end of January or early February. “We want to be ready to begin plans for demolition sometime this summer,” he said.

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Colerain High School seniors Lauren Berth, second from right, and Connor Lozier, right, were named homecoming queen and king during the Cardinals’ homecoming win over the Princeton Vikings. Seniors Andrew Remick and Elaysha Wright were the first runners-up. Grand marshal of homecoming festivities was longtime Colerain supporter Russ Brewer. The theme of the homecoming dance was “A Night to Remember.”

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During October, McAuley High School is hosting four students from the Niels Steensens Gymnasium in Copenhagen, Denmark. Pictured from left are Nickie Heitman Fodge, Cecilie Eltong Mogen, Laura Lauridsen and Sidsel Nielsen.

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Seven west-siders are among St. Ursula Academy’s 19 students recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program. The semifinalists are among the 16,000 students who will have an opportunity to compete next spring for 8,200 Merit Scholarship awards worth $35 million. Commended Students placed among the top 5 percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship qualifying Test. Pictured from left are semifinalist Clare Gandenberger of White Oak, semifinalist Amanda Lietz of Miami Township, Commended Student Emily Spade of Monfort Heights, semifinalist Rachel Ahrnsen of Mount Airy, Commended Student Rachel Schwind of Colerain Township, Commended Student Hannah Grievenkamp of White Oak and Commended Student Rachel Tonnis of Colerain Township.

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Thursday, Nov. 5 – Beef and bean burrito with shredded cheese and lettuce, salsa, seasoned spiral potatoes, chilled fruit. Friday, Nov. 6 – Toasted cheese sandwich, Healthy Choice tomato soup, pickle slices, chilled fruit cup. Monday, Nov. 9 – Chicken nuggets with dipping sauce, rice pilaf, glazed carrots, chilled fruit. Tuesday, Nov. 10 – Sloppy joe, baked potato wedges or round, tossed salad with light dressing. Wednesday, Nov. 11 – No school: Veterans’ Day.

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Several St. Xavier High School students were named semifinalists in the 2010 National Merit Scholarship competition. They are, from left: front row, Ryan Donnelly (Mason), Michael Tontillo (Mariemont), Joe Cassiere (Western Hills), David Huber (Anderson Township), Noah Johnson (Harrison), Dennis Trinh (Mason), Brett Geiger (Maineville), Hirsch Matani (Sharonville), Brian Hurwitz (Wyoming), Will Beischel (Glendale), Daniel Weber (Forest Park), John O'Connor (Newtown), Alec Pawlukiewicz (Sharonville), Patrick Kimutis (Newtown), Sam Lipari (Forest Park); back row, Sean Drake (Anderson Township), Alex Longi (Indian Hill), Nick Scheper (Guilford, Ind.), Logan Hood (Mt. Healthy), John Muething (Deer Park), David Berger (White Oak) and Ed Horgan (Dayton).

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Thursday, Nov. 5 – Pizza, glazed carrots, JellO, cookie (chef salad with dressing and roll). Friday, Nov. 6 – Corn puppies with sauce, baked beans, mandarin oranges (turkey and cheese sandwich). Monday, Nov. 9 – Hamburger or cheeseburger, potato smiles, applesauce, chocolate pudding. Tuesday, Nov. 10 – Pizza dippers with sauce, green beans, diced peaches (ham and

cheese sandwich). Wednesday, Nov. 11 – Cheese coney, mixed vegetables, apple wedges (hot dog).

Middle School

Thursday, Nov. 5 – Hamburger or cheeseburger, french fries (corn puppies). Friday, Nov. 6 – Mozzarella melts, glazed carrots (manager’s choice). Monday, Nov. 9 – Popcorn chicken, au gratin potatoes (meatloaf with roll). Tuesday, Nov. 10 – Personal pan pizza, corn (tuna salad sandwich). Wednesday, Nov. 11 – Turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes (chicken patty on a bun).

High School

Thursday, Nov. 5 – Hamburger or cheeseburger, french fries (riblet sandwich). Friday, Nov. 6 – Cheese coney, hash brown potatoes, hot cinnamon apples (manager’s choice). Monday, Nov. 9 – Three-way chili spaghetti, garlic breadstick, green beans (ham and cheese bagel). Tuesday, Nov. 10 – Round pizza, corn (turkey club wrap). Wednesday, Nov. 11 – Popcorn chicken, au gratin potatoes, carrots (mett and sauerkraut).


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Township concludes neighborhood meetings

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Recent meetings with 11 Springfield Township neighborhoods are completed and deemed a success. Trustee Tom Bryan said while there were a few surprises from the community forums, “they all went very well.” The meetings were aimed at getting input from residents of the 11 neighborhoods to create a master plan to address specific needs and concerns. “Expectations in each of the communities varies and each of our neighborhoods are diverse with unique characteristics and needs,” Bryan said. “That’s what makes living in the township so great.”

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Residents were able to not only give their opinions, but also were given statistical Bryan information about their neighborhoods. Chris Gilbert, assistant township administrator, said learning about where they live came as a surprise to some residents. “I think we were able to clear up misconceptions, like the crime rate,” Gilbert said. “The perception might have been that Springfield Township has a high crime rate when the statistics validate we don’t.” Each of the 11 community meetings provided information including crime rates, housing conditions and the number of rental units and fire response times in each of the neighborhoods.

While attendance at the final session last week for the Finneytown area was about 200, Bryan said the lowest attendance was about six for the Hollydale community. “That really surprised me since Hollydale residents are usually well represented at our trustee meetings,” Bryan said. “Some meetings were better attended than others, but we hope those who did come left better informed.” The information gathered at the meetings now will be compiled and given to the steering committee trustees plan to form. Residents were asked to volunteer during their individual sessions. Gilbert said he expects trustees will pick about five residents from each of the 11 neighborhoods to serve. Bryan said that committee will meet throughout 2010 with a final plan coming to trustees in 2011.

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The Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners took their meetings out to the ‘burbs as they prepared to adopt a 2010 budget for the county. The final satellite hearing was conducted in Colerain Township Oct. 26. Colerain Township trustee Jeff Ritter told commissioners that his community is concerned about possible reductions in patrol from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office. He also added a plea that the commissioners consider a representative from the west side when current Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority board member Pete Witte’s term expires. “I want to reemphasize how important it is to have west-side representation on that board,” he said. Colerain Township resident Paul Stoepel also

addressed the commissioners, telling them he is concerned about the potential increases in fees connected to the formation of a water district. Cincinnati City Council wants to form a regional water district and transfer ownership of the Cincinnati Water Works to it. The district would then pay the city for the water works over the next 75 years. The new district would be run by a nine-member board, a majority of whose members would be appointed by the city, and would be run by an executive director. The district would control rates, which are currently approved by city council. The estimated annual payments would average $14 million a year. Stoepel says he is also concerned about talk that Hamilton County and the city of Cincinnati may combine their 911 dispatch operations.

REAL ESTATE THIS WEEK By Mark Schupp

STRATEGIC PRICING IN A SLOWING MARKET

The price you ask buyers to pay for your home is always critical, but never more so than in a softening market. Pricing at the high end is risky when the local inventory of homes for sale is mounting and buyers have their pick of desirable properties. Savvy sellers know they have to convince the buyer that the home is worth the asking price. The buyer’s real estate agent will be doing what your seller’s agent is doing with you – giving the buyer figures that show what home of comparable size and condition in your neighborhood have recently sold for. Try to put yourself in the buyer’s shoes. If comparable homes have sold for $400,000, what would convince a buyer that your home is worth more? If there is no tangible factor (such as a swimming pool or a remodeled kitchen) that adds value, then price your home at $400,000 – or even slightly less, to attract attention. Remember that most lenders require the home to appraise for the contract price before they will underwrite the mortgage loan. Be sure you request “current” data and a price trend analysis for your area before establishing a sales price. Mark Schupp has been a Real Estate Agent for the past 28 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: www.markshupp.com


SPORTS St. X, Mt. Healthy win titles

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St. Xavier High School senior wide receiver Jeff Kraemer hauls in an 8-yard touchdown pass from Luke Massa during the second quarter against Moeller on Halloween at Nippert Stadium. The Bombers prevailed 13-10 to win the GCL title and city championship. Massa to fellow senior Jeff Kraemer with 9:03 left in the second quarter, and another 26-yarder from Leonard gave St. X a 10point lead just before halftime. It was a lead they wouldn’t relinquish, as the Bombers stymied a Moeller offense that entered the game averaging 41 points per contest. St. X played its typical keepaway brand of football, as sophomore running back Conor Hundley rushed 23 times for 97 yards. “That’s how we play,” Specht said. “We knew we couldn’t get into a shootout with Moeller.” With the win, St. Xavier rebounded from a tough loss for the second time this season. The Bombers lost 12-7 at Highlands in Week Five only to defeat Elder 17-7 in their next game. Last week, the Bombers fell 30-21 against St. Ignatius in a game in which they had four turnovers but trailed by just two

points with two minutes remaining. “Highlands and St. Ignatius are great teams,” Specht said. “We didn’t want to drop two in a row going into the playoffs.” St. X will be seeded No. 1 in Region 4. The Bombers host No. 8 Centerville (9-1) Saturday, Nov. 7. If victorious, the Bombers’ second-round opponent could be Elder, which opens against Dayton Huber Heights Wayne. The Panthers advanced to the state title game in 2008. But at this point, all that matters is Centerville. “Wipe the slate clean,” Specht said. “Everybody is 0-0 right now.”

Colerain 24, Oak Hills 7

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added nine for 65, while senior quarterback Greg Tabar added 14 for 52 and a touchdown. With the win, Colerain, which led 14-0 at halftime and 17-0 before Oak Hills mustered its lone score of the night, earned a share of the Greater Miami Conference title with Lakota West (9-1, 7-0). Colerain (8-2, 7-0) entered the game projected to finish outside the top eight in the Harbin Ratings. A Hamilton win over Fairfield would have greatly helped the Cardinals’ playoff hopes, but Hamilton fell 19-15 at home. With Middletown’s 49-28 win over Princeton Saturday, Colerain was officially eliminated from the playoffs. It is the first time since 1999 that the Cardinals failed to qualify for the postseason.

By Tony Meale

When you see a football team jumping up and down after a game and serenading each other with “Don’t Stop Believing,” it’s safe to assume that team just did something big. Real big. With a 13-10 win over previously unbeaten Moeller at Nippert Stadium on Halloween night, St. Xavier (8-2, 3-0) won the GCLSouth title and the city championship. “You couldn’t have written a better script for a high school football game,” head coach Steve Specht said. “Both teams played hard on both sides of the ball. We just happened to make one more play at the end.” That play was a Patrick Guetle interception with 1:42 left in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. “We told each other the game’s not over until we see three zeros (on the scoreboard),” junior linebacker Steven Daniels said of the Bombers’ final defensive stop. “We work hard as a team on every play and just fly around on defense.” St. X, which went winless in the GCL last season and missed the playoffs after finishing 4-6, captured its fifth league title in six years. Why? They didn’t stop believing. “Let’s be honest: No one expected these kids to do much this year,” Specht said. “Last year our kids never quit; the ball just didn’t bounce their way. Our seniors came back this year wanting to prove something. I couldn’t be prouder.” St. X trailed Moeller 3-0 in the first quarter but tied the game on a 26-yard field goal by senior Robert Leonard. The Bombers took the lead for good on an 8yard pass from quarterback Luke

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Mount Healthy 14, Edgewood 13

The Fighting Owls did all their damage in the second quarter, as quarterback Denzel Larkin had touchdown rushes of 26 yards and 1 yard to give Mount Healthy a 14-7 halftime lead. Edgewood scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter but could not convert the PAT. Mount Healthy (7-3, 4-1), which earned a share of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference title with Ross, is a projected No. 5 seed in the Harbin Ratings and would face Trotwood-Madison in first round of the playoffs.

Ross 27, Northwest 13

The Knights won the yardage battle 255-229, but three turnovers enabled Ross to win the tussle on the scoreboard. Senior Preston Brown had a 5yard touchdown run in the second quarter and had a 28-yard touchdown reception with less that two minutes remaining in the game to bring Northwest within 27-13,

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but it wasn’t enough. Brown, who had 14 carries for 62 yards and a score, finishes the season with 975 rushing yards and 14 total touchdowns. The UC-recruit also had 4.5 sacks on the year. Northwest (4-6, 1-4) started the season 3-0 but ended 1-7 with two three-game losing streaks.

La Salle 42, Walsh Jesuit 28

The Lancers snapped its fourgame losing streak with a win over Walsh Jesuit, 42-28, in week 10. The Lancers started the season at 4-1 before sliding to 5-5 by the end of the 2009 campaign. In week 10, the Lancers’ Zach Abbatiello rushed for 118 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries. Abbatiello also hauled in a touchdown reception with 94 yards on six catches. La Salle quarterback Andrew Kummer was 13-of-24 passing for 181 yards and one touchdown against Walsh Jesuit.

Roger Bacon 52, Purcell Marian 13

The Spartans raced to a 28-0 first-quarter lead en route to winning the 82nd rendition of this series, which began in 1928. It is the longest running series in Cincinnati high school football. Roger Bacon quarterback Josh Ungerbuehler was 9-of-14 passing for 276 yards and four touchdowns, including an 81-yard strike to Will Farrell. All-purpose standout Jorian Hudson had three receptions for 111 yards and two scores, while Jake Rose had five catches for 95 yards. The Spartans forced four turnovers and held Purcell to 159 yards of total offense, including just 60 through the air. Roger Bacon ends the season at 2-8 (1-6).

In defense of Colerain High’s Tom Bolden … outs and singe in the sun, carrying around a garbage bag to vomit in. After prache’d go Tony Meale tice, home, eat Reporter’s dinner and more notebook do coaching work until bedtime. Anyone would’ve understood if he needed to take time for himself, but maybe some people are just wired differently. “That’s Tom,” Dan said. “And eventually (Kerry Coombs) told his players, ‘If Coach Bolden can fight cancer, then we can win football games.’” And they did. A few months ago, Colerain fever was at its usual pitch, with fans revering Tom as the guy who’d get the Cardinals back to Canton. But two games into the season, some were calling

for the guillotine. Never mind that Tom went to Colerain and played for Colerain and came within double overtime of leading Colerain to the state semifinals in 2008. He just needed to go – according to some Web sites, that is. “People who go online and make up some goofy name and talk negatively about Colerain or our coaches or our players – that’s cowardice,” Dan said. “If you can go into a public forum and give your views and spew your philosophy, you should be able to put your name on it.” But no one does. A screen name gives people courage they wouldn’t normally have. Would people say to Tom’s face the things they post on a Web site? Some might. Most wouldn’t. As Colerain braces for its first postseason absence since 1999, one must won-

der: What exactly is Tom guilty of? Opening the season against St. X at Nippert? Because that worked out pretty well in 2008. Or maybe it was having the audacity to give his boys – your boys – the opportunity to play on national television? Because that’s an experience no one can ever take from them. Disappointment for those losses is warranted. Anger is not. At least, not anger directed at Tom. The Harbin Ratings is a shoddy system. It rewards those who run from competition and punishes those who don’t. You think Elder had a Week-Nine bye because they were busy looking for Halloween costumes? “No one would play them,” Dan said. “Everybody else is creating schedules to get themselves into the playoffs.” But not Colerain. And that’s not braggadocio from

the Bolden boys. When you’re one of the premier programs in the state, you don’t run for cover. You play anyone, anywhere, anytime. Because you know you can win. Because you almost always do. Because when you spit cancer in the eye, Elder at The Pit doesn’t seem so bad. In recent years, Colerain has beaten national powers Tyler Robert E. Lee (Texas), Hoover (Alabama) and McKeesport (Pennsylvania). Since 2000, the Cardinals are 116-13, including 3-4 against St. X and 4-5 against Elder – as competitive as competitive can be. Yes, Tom scheduled two tough games this year. And yes, he didn’t win them. And, no, they didn’t get into the playoffs this season. But before calling for his head, remember this is the same guy who vomited into garbage bags during two-adays. “I think if people knew

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what Tom and other high school coaches put in, they’d have a different perspective,” Dan said. Any team can have an off year. After the Panthers won back-to-back state titles in 2002 and 2003, they went 24-18 over the next four seasons and didn’t win a single playoff game. And just last year they went to the state finals. The Bombers won state titles in 2005 and 2007 before recording a losing season in 2008 and missing the playoffs. And this year they’re the top team in Region 4. All good programs bounce back, and Colerain is a good program. With regular-season rematches scheduled with Elder or St. Xavier in each of the next three years, the bottom line is the Cardinals aren’t running away. And neither is their coach. Tony Meale is a sports reporter for the Northwest Press.

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November 4, 2009

La Salle, Roger Bacon runners advance to state

SIDELINES Soccer tryouts

The Tri-State Futbol Alliance is continuing their supplemental tryouts for the Spring Soccer season with sessions on Nov. 8 for U15-U18/19 players and Nov. 14-15 for U8-U18/19 players. Spots are available on several teams at all age levels. In addition, the club is forming and accepting new teams. Tryouts will be at the TFA North fields (formerly the CFA Complex) on Harrison Avenue near Miamitown. Visit the TFA Web site www.tristatefutbolalliance.com for registration information and exact times for your age group. Call John Huth at 382-4027.

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River’s Edge Indoor Sports is now accepting registrations for fall leagues, including youth soccer, lacrosse, adult coed soccer, adult and youth flag football, men’s soccer, lollipop and women’s soccer. Contact 264-1775, or visit riversedgeindoor.com.

Basketball, cheer sign-ups

KICKS basketball and cheerleading is conducting sign-ups from 6:308 p.m., Thursdays, Nov. 12 and 19, and Tuesday, Nov. 24, at Central Church of Christ, 3501 Cheviot Ave. Call Shirley at 254-6320.

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The Spartans are moving on. The Roger Bacon High School volleyball team knocked off West LibertySalem 25-18, 25-13, 25-23 in the Division III District Final at Tipp City High School on Oct. 31. The Spartans (21-4, 6-0) play Versailles in the regional semifinal at Wilmington High School Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 6 p.m. If victorious, they play in the Regional Final Saturday, Nov. 7, for the right to go to the Final Four. Roger Bacon, which lost in the sectional finals in 2008, has played like a team possessed this season; the Spartans went undefeated in league play and won 10 straight matches to close the regular season at 18-4. They are a perfect 3-0 in the postseason. “I think we’ve had total dedication from the entire team,” head coach Ryan Bedinghaus said. “Losing in the sectional finals last year, I think the girls were determined. They’ve come back and put tremendous work in. They

want to be the team that people are looking after.” And they have been – aside from a midseason swoon in which they lost three consecutive matches, including setbacks to Chaminade Julienne, which is in Division II; and Oak Hills, which is in Division I. In fact, Roger Bacon has just one loss to a D-III team on the year – at Fenwick on Sept. 22. “A lot of our losses were against teams in higher divisions, and they had height,” Bedinghaus said. “I don’t think it was us being in a slump.” Since their three-game skid, however, the Spartans – which boast wins over several D-I teams, including Mercy, McAuley and Colerain – have won 13 straight. “It was an eye-opener,” Bedinghaus said of the losing streak. “We needed to refocus.” Leading the Spartans this season are six seniors, most notably outside hitter Katie Groh, who was named GGCL Grey Central Player of the Year. The only non-senior to earn first-team all-league honors in 2008, Groh is

currently atop the conference in kills (190) and kills per game (2.97). “Her athleticism and skills are the best in the city and maybe the state,” Bedinghaus said. “She’s extremely athletic, loves the game and has a passion for it.” Bedinghaus also said that senior setter Stephanie Gruenwald, who has 58 kills on the year, has provided valuable leadership for Roger Bacon. Other contributing seniors include Kelly Uetrecht, Kelsey Morgan, Jessica Hoffman and Shelly Adams, who is eighth in the league in kills (123) and third in kills per game (2.62). Meanwhile, a pair of juniors, Erica Wicktora and Allyson Hawkins, has also played well; Wicktora is fourth in the league in kills (146) and kills per game (2.47), while Hawkins is seventh in kills (126) and eighth in kills per game (2.14). Roger Bacon hopes to capture its first state championship since 2005. “You can’t overlook anyone,” Bedingahus said. “Every game matters.”

BRIEFLY Second trip to districts

Northwest High School senior golfer Heather McKee shot a 77 at Fairfield South Trace on Tuesday, Oct. 20, in the State Sectional, winning for herself a second trip to the State District Tournament at Weatherwax. Her score was the third lowest posted on a difficult weather day for golf. McKee is the daughter of Peggy and Chuck McKee, and she presented herself and Northwest High School well in the District Tournament.

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Local students compete at Thomas More

The Thomas More College men’s soccer team defeated Berea College, 5-0, Oct. 16, in Berea, Ky., to extend its winning streak to five matches. With the win the Saints improve to 12-2 overall and with the loss Berea falls to 2-8-2. Junior midfielder Mark Uhl gave the Saints a 2-0 lead when he scored at the 34:37 mark off a double assist from sophomore midfielder Ricky Barria and junior forward Aaron Osborne, a La Salle High School graduate. Junior forward Aaron Osborne, a La Salle High School graduate, recorded his second hat trick of the season to lead the Thomas More College men’s soccer team to a 5-1 win over Presidents’ Athletic Conference rival Washington and Jefferson College, Oct. 21. With the win the Saints improve to 13-2 overall and 40 in the PAC and sit atop the PAC standings. The Thomas More College volleyball team swept two

matches Oct. 17, in a tri-match in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania as it defeated both host Westminster College and Mount Union College, 3-0. With the sweep the Saints improve to 21-8 overall and with the win over Westminster the Saints improve to 10-1 in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC). In the first match of the day the Saints defeated Westminster by the scores of 2514, 25-21 and 25-13. Sophomore middle hitter Colleen Meyers, a Mercy High School graduate, led the team with five blocks. The volleyball team swept two matches Oct. 17, in a trimatch in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania as it defeated both host Westminster College and Mount Union College, 3-0. Junior outside hitter Lindsay Svec, a Seton High School graduate, and sophomore outside hitter Brandi Corbello led the offense as they each had 11 kills. In the first match of the day the Saints defeated Westminster by the scores of 2514, 25-21 and 25-13.

Northwest Basketball League Teams are now forming for the 2009 season for boys and girls grades 3 thru 12 Please contact the participating organization in your area for registration information.

Corpus Christi Jamie Costello 742-2360

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Monfort Heights Hilltop Athletic Organization Linville Vanover 662-7067 Darryl Jones 280-0601

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The Regional Championship was held at Memorial Stadium in Troy Oct. 31 for all Cincinnati runners from Divisions I-III. The top four teams and top 16 individuals advanced from regionals to state. Below is a list of some local state qualifiers:

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Meeting an astronaut

Kate Calder, Catie Stankorb and Stephanie O’Hair get an autograph from NASA Astronaut Gregory Johnson at Cincinnati Museum Center. Johnson has logged more than 4,000 hours in more than 40 different aircraft. He also piloted the Endeavour on the STS-123 mission that launched in March 2008. The STS-123 crew performed a record five spacewalks while docked to the station.

CH@TROOM What is the scariest movie you’ve seen? The scariest movie villain? What made them so scary? “I would have to say the scariest movie I ever saw was Psycho directed by Alfred Hitchcock. It was a 1960 Black and White “who done it” thriller. As opposed to today’s blood and guts (make you sick) movies this one really kept you on the edge of your seat. Plus seeing it in the theater added to the suspense. The Exorcist was a close second. Most of today’s scary movies are more about special effects and less about acting and directing. Go figure!” T.D.T. “I can’t remember the last scariest movie I saw ... maybe ‘Poltergeist’ ... living in today’s society is scarier than I can handle.” Florence “I don’t watch scary movies. The evening news is frightening enough for me.” G.G. “Stephen King’s stories always terrorize me: I am afraid of kids on Big Wheels, corn fields, fog, clowns, proms and Saint Bernards.” K.G. “The scariest movie would be ‘Poltergeist’ and the scariest vil-

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Leadership must make changes At the time this viewpoints column reaches newspaper print, the people of Colerain Township will have chosen two trustees for the next term. At least one new face will be on the board and the long political season will be over. With this change comes the promise of a new day. This new day brings a challenge to our leadership to make wholesale changes in the way that we govern. For too long, the focus of the political debate has been highlighting and emphasizing our disagreements with each other. Angry attacks and oversimplified rebukes have too often been the rule of debate. If there has ever been a time to put aside our differences and focus on working together to bridge the divide, it is in these uncertain times. The economy has suffered and our resources are becoming depleted. Now is the time for common sense solutions rooted in the values that make our country great. We must believe in our system of government – government that is, at its core, designed to be of the people, by the people, for

the people. Over our lifetime, politics and greed have diluted this principle. At this moment in time, especially at the local level, we Dennis need leaders that Deters recognize that they are public Community servants first. Press guest We need leadercolumnist ship that honors the will of the people and the freedom upon which our nation was founded. Today, we have the opportunity to get back to basics. Our leadership requires a commitment to ensuring that the people of Colerain have the best public safety services in the country. A community cannot thrive if its citizens do not feel protected. Colerain Township has some of the finest police and fire services, and our new leaders must be committed to sustaining and improving this great tradition and keeping our neighborhoods safe. This type of leadership also

requires a responsible, fiscally conservative approach to debt and taxes. Our government must lead with the understanding that citizens and businesses know better how to spend their money than the government. We cannot waiver on these core principles or let partisanship distract from their importance. I enjoyed the opportunity to campaign for Colerain Township trustee. It has given me the chance to meet many new people and reconnect with old friends. Most important, it has reinforced what I’ve known for a long time – that Colerain Township is a wonderful place to live and its people embody the values I hold dear: hard work, sacrifice and concern for the common good. Our new government has the opportunity to embrace these values and turn away from the politics of the past. With this commitment comes the promise of a safe, prosperous Colerain Township for generations to come. Dennis Deters is a resident of Colerain Township.

Ozone: one gas, many layers Ozone is very much a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde case. It is simply a gas, with the same scientific make-up at all times. However, its location in the atmosphere causes it to take on very different properties. The results are either very helpful or very harmful to health and the environment. The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) wants the region’s two million citizens to know why ozone gas is a big concern. First, there is the Dr. Jekyll of ozone: stratospheric ozone. This could also be known as the “good” type of ozone. Found anywhere from six to 30 miles above the Earth’s surface, stratospheric ozone acts as a natural shield, protecting earth from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. This type of ozone is imperative for life on earth. Unfortunately, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, levels of the stratospheric ozone have been depleted and have caused a variety of problems including an increase in health concerns such as skin cancer, and environmental concerns such as crop depletion. With stratospheric ozone, preservation and protection are key, unlike its counterpart. Although the other type ozone has the exact same chemical makeup, the Mr. Hyde of ozone

has a different effect on the environment. This form of ozone is known as ground-level ozone. As the name suggests, this it is found in Emily the air closest to Feldman the Earth’s surGroundCommunity face. level ozone is Press guest one of the main columnist components in smog, a harmful kind of air pollution. Smog is created through chemical reactions when emissions, such as those from vehicles and industry, react with sunlight or heat, making this a major problem during the summer. Smog poses a serious risk to both humans and the environment. Research from the EPA has shown it can decrease the lungs’ working capacity, causing shortness of breath, wheezing, chest pain and coughing. It can also cause eye and nose irritation and reduce the body’s ability to fight infection. Long-term exposure to smog can permanently scar lung tissue and lead to emphysema, bronchitis and asthma. Furthermore, ground-level ozone is harmful to the environment because it damages crops, trees and other vege-

tation. Because of their harmful effects, ground-level ozone and smog are monitored throughout the Greater Cincinnati region. When high levels of ozone are expected in the presence of sunlight or high temperatures, a smog alert is issued to warn individuals. During the warmer months, it is important to pay attention to local media outlets to find out when a smog alert is in effect. Those who have an increased interest can also call 1-800-621SMOG to sign up for smog alert notification when an alert is issued. There are things everyone can do to protect the region from pollution before a smog alert is issued. OKI outlines many simple changes that can help cut down on the harmful emissions that lead to ground-level ozone and smog. Some of these tips include carpooling, riding a bike or walking, refueling and using gasoline-powered lawn equipment after 8 p.m., maintaining vehicles, conserving electricity and spreading the word to others. More information and additional tips to reduce air pollution can be found by visiting www.DoYourShare.org or by calling 1-800621-SMOG (7664). Emily Feldman is a clean air assistant at the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Animals/ Nature

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden – needs volunteers in the volunteer education program. Volunteers will receive training, invitations to special events and a monthly newsletter, among other benefits. There are numerous volunteer opportunities now available, including: “Ask Me” Station Program, Slide Presenters Program, Tour Guide Program, Animal Handlers Program, CREW Education Program. Each area has its own schedule and requirements. Certified training is also required. Must be 18 or older and have a high school degree or GED diploma. For more information, call the zoo’s education department at 5597752, or e-mail volunteereducator@cincinnatizoo.org, or visit www.cincinnatizoo.org. Grailville – needs volunteers for the garden in Loveland. Volunteer days are 9 a.m. to noon selected Saturdays through November. For a complete list visit www.grailville.org or call 683-2340. Volunteers will work in the kitchen and herb gardens. No experience is needed, volunteers may par-

ticipate once or for the entire season. Volunteers should bring gloves, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, footwear that can get dirty and a snack if desired. Tools are provided. Granny’s Garden School – needs help in the garden. Granny’s is growing produce for needy families in the area, with support from the Greenfield Plant Farm. Greenfield Plant Farm donated their surplus tomato and green pepper plants to the Granny’s Garden School program. Granny is seeking help with maintaining the gardens, planting and harvesting more produce. Granny’s is at Loveland Primary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. Call 3242873 or e-mail schoolgarden@fuse.net, or visit www.grannysgardenschool.com. GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden retrievers and places them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-981-2251 and leave your name and phone. Visit www.ggrand.org. E-mail www.cincygr-

rand@yahoo.com. League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter, needs volunteers 16 and older to help socialize cats and 18 and older to socialize and walk dogs. Other opportunities available. Call 735-2299, ext. 3. Save the Animals Foundation – Needs people 18 and older to staff its shelter for homeless cats and dogs. Call 378-0300 for cats and 588-6609 for dogs. Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Township. Meetings are open to the public. Visit www.tristatecart.com for monthly subjects. Call 702-8373.

Education

Bethel Branch Library, 611 West Plane St., Bethel. Help elementary-aged students with their reading skills after school at the library. For more information or to register for the program, call the library at 248-0700. Change a life – Volunteer to tutor an adult with low-level literacy skills or GED prepa-

ration needs. Call 621-READ. Cincinnati Reads – a volunteer tutoring program working with K-4 students in Cincinnati Public Schools. Volunteers receive free training to work one-on-one with children who are struggling to read. Call 621-7323 or e-mail Jayne Martin Dressing, jdressing@lngc.org. Clermont 20/20 – and its college access program, Clermont Educational Opportunities, offer a mentoring program that matches adults to work with a group of high school students from local high schools. Volunteers are needed to become mentors to help students stay in school and prepare to graduate with a plan for their next step. Call Terri Rechtin at 753-9222 or 673-3334 (cell) or e-mail mentor@clermont2020.org for more information. Granny’s Garden School – Volunteers needed from 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays to work on behind-the-scenes projects. Volunteers also needed to help with developing Web pages. Call 489-7099; Granny’s Hands-on Gardening Club is looking for new gardeners, to work with garden manager Suellyn Shupe.

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Experienced gardeners, come to share your expertise and enjoy the company of other gardeners while supporting the Granny’s Garden School program times: 1:30-4 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The school is located at the Loveland Primary and Elementary, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. E-mail schoolgarden@fuse.net or visit www.grannysgardenschool.com. Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development – Volunteers are needed for Adult Basic and Literacy Education classes and English to Speakers of Other Language classes.There are numerous sites and times available for volunteering. Call 612-5830. Inktank – Group looking for volunteers to help children and adults improve their skills in writing-based initiatives across the city. Call 542-0195. Raymond Walters College – Needs volunteers to serve as tutors to skills enhancement students. The class meets from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays and from 5-8 p.m. Thursdays. Call 745-5691.

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Clippard YMCA Executive Director David Martorano in the bike portion of the Madison, Wisc. Ironman competition: a 112-mile bike ride. Charity Winburn was recognized for scholastic achievement.

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Winburn recognized for achievement McAuley High School senior Charity Winburn is among some 3,100 outstanding participants in the National Achievement Scholarship Program. She scored in the top 3 percent of more than 16,000 Black Americans who requested consideration in the 2010 National Achievement Program when they took the 2008 PSAT. Charity is the daughter of Charlie and Coleen Winburn of Mt. Airy. Next year, she plans to double major in elementary education and Spanish at either the University of Evansville or the University

of Cincinnati. Besides being very gifted academically, Charity is active in McAuley's Ambassadors Club, National Honor Society, History Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, and Spanish Club. She is the Tutoring chairperson and the Winners Walk Tall chairperson in McAuley's Key Club. If you know a student, a neighbor or a coworker who has done exceptional work or service, send us their story. Call Jennie Key at 853-6272 or send the information to jkey@communitypress.com.

THINGS TO DO Harper art

The Hamilton County Park District Nature's Niche gift stores and Fabulous Frames and Art present popular works of the late Charley Harper. A wide assortment of framed and unframed prints will be available for purchase at Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 11, 13, 14 and 15 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday, November 12, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. In addition to prints, Charley Harper designs can also be found in 2010 calendars, boxed holiday cards, note cards, memory games, jigsaw puzzles, peg and floor puzzles, wrapping paper,

An example of Harper’s art.

counted cross stitch charts, board books for children, jewelry, mugs and other assorted items. Charley's son Brett Harper will make personal appearances on Saturday and Sunday during show hours. For information, call 5217275.

Book signing

Assistant University of Cincinnati football coach Kerry Coombs will be joining authors Josh Katzowitz, John Baskin, and Lonnie Wheeler at the new LaRosa’s Restaurant at the Shoppes at Stone Creek, part of the Stone Creek Towne Center, for a book signing. The signing will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, at La Rosa’s, 3657 Stone Creek Boulevard Copies of “Bearcats Rising” and “Cincinnati Schoolboy Legends” will be sold and signed by the authors and a discussion of the history of Cincinnati football will also take place.

Clippard YMCA director is an Ironman By Jennie Key

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A 2.4 mile swim, a 112mile bike ride or a 26.2 mile run would be a challenging work out for most people. Colerain Township resident Dave Martorano, the executive director of the Clippard YMCA took on all three when he completed the 2009 Wisconsin Ironman. It took him 12 hours, 13 minutes and 30 seconds to do it. The Ironman began as a challenge between a group of Navy Seals, and is now one of the most recognized endurance events on the planet. The Ironman qualifying series includes 22 events throughout the world that qualify athletes for the Ford Ironman World Championship held every October in Kona, Hawaii. The road to the finish line was tough. So was the road to the starting line. Weeks before the 2008 race, Martorano and a training partner, Pat Albrink, were cycling on a country road in Indiana when they were hit from behind by a pickup truck traveling 60 miles per hour. “We were so lucky,” he said. “ Pat took the brunt. He hit the windshield, and

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Clippard YMCA Executive Director Dave Martorano trained for nine months for Ironman Wisconsin, a grueling triathlon that included swimming, biking and running. truck. I was washed out to side. The tire hit the top of my helmet and left a rubber mark.” It was January before Martorano could begin training again, and he said the bike training was hard. “The demons were on me,” he said. “But I had made some safety adjustments, and gradually I started to relax.” He didn’t relax the pace of his training, though. At the peak, he was training 20 to 25 hours per week. “It’s a big commitment,” he said. “And everybody in the family sacrifices.” When he headed to Madison in September, he felt he was ready. “It’s mental as well as physical,” he said. “You

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To close out the Ironman,Colerain Township resident Dave Martorano, the executive director of the Clippard YMCA , ran a 26.2-mile marathon. It was his first, but he says not his last. then rolled in front of the

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trol your heart rate and be smart about hydration and nutrition.” By 6:30 a.m. Sept. 13, he was treading water in Lake Monona, waiting for the race to start with 3,000 other athletes. The starter’s gun sounded at 7 a.m., and the race was on. The first part of the triathlon was the place where he was most confident: Martorano was an AllAmerican swimmer in college, and some of his old team members were in Wisconsin to cheer him on. So were his parents, and his wife Viki. “They were my support team,” he said. He said the swim was harder than he expected, the ride was tough and the run was challenging. He said staying within the moment was key and he kept telling himself to keep moving forward, and he would finish. “They say in Ironman that the marathon is 20 miles of hope and six miles of reality,” Martorano said. “At mile 20 I found this to be true. Not only was this my first Ironman but also my first marathon. The final mile was filled with the crowds of Madison. Coming down the finish line was unlike any experience I’ve had in sport and to hear your name – David Martorano, you’re an Ironman!”

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Dave Martorano is raising money for funds for the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati Autism Inclusion programs through Train 4 Autism. Train 4 Autism is an athletic fundraising program that allows participants to choose the sport, choose the event and choose where the donations will go. Train 4 Autism was started by parents. Many Train 4 Autism participants are persons competing in their first athletic event ever or athletes that choose to walk a race instead of run. Donations received through Martorano will go toward autism programming for the children and families of the Tristate area at the Clippard YMCA. To donate, visit train4autism.kintera.org and click on the “Find an Athlete” tab. Search for David Martorano and make your donation online.

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Colerain Township resident Dave Martorano, the executive director of the Clippard YMCA started the Madison Wisc. Ironman with a 2.4-mile swim, looping twice around around Lake Monona with 3,000 swimmers in the water. Then on to the bike. Martorano said the crowd knew the names of the athletes because it was written on the race number. “The encouragement to you was unbelievable,” he said. At 7:13 p.m., he crossed the finish line. “It was a day of fulfilling a dream,” he said. “Since the age of 16, I have wanted to do this race. I am forever grateful for the support of my family, friends, and my colleagues at the Y.” What’s next?

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COMMUNITY DANCE

Rumba Dance Classes, 7 a.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road. Choreographed ballroom/round dance classes for those who wish to dance like the stars. Donations requested. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 671-7219. Springfield Township.

CRAFT SHOWS

Mercy Hospital Holiday Boutique, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Mercy Hospital Mount Airy, 2446 Kipling Ave. main lobby. Handmade items for home, baby and holidays. Free. Presented by Mount Airy Crafters. 853-5210. Mount Airy.

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Royal Rounds - Advanced Workshop, 1 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, 21 Cromwell Road. Workshop of higher level round dance movements for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; www.so-nkysdf.com. Greenhills. Line Dance Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road. Line dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 3216776. Springfield Township.

ON STAGE - STUDENT THEATER

M*A*S*H, 8 p.m., La Salle High School, 3091 North Bend Road. $8, $6 bleacher seat. Reservations recommended. 741-2369. Green Township.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Preparing for an Empty Nest, 7-9 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road. Learn to grieve what’s behind, daydream about possibilities, work on re-locating and re-kindling relationship with spouse in new and different ways and be ready to move forward into future with sense of peace. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown. F R I D A Y, N O V. 6

ART OPENINGS

High Contrast, 6-9 p.m., Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 7000 Hamilton Ave. Features 15 local artists in collective exhibition for people with visual impairments. Through Nov. 27. Free. 522-3860; www.clovernook.org. North College Hill.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Cincy A2, 8 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave. Advanced level square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Mount Healthy. Ramblin’ Roses, 8 p.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road. Plus level square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Springfield Township.

KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC

Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Meyer’s Music and Sports, 8635 Colerain Ave. Free. 3859883. Colerain Township.

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M*A*S*H, 8 p.m., La Salle High School, $8, $6 bleacher seat. Reservations recommended. 741-2369. Green Township. S A T U R D A Y, N O V. 7

AUCTIONS An Enchanted Evening Under the Stars Auction, 7 p.m.-midnight. St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, 5222 North Bend Road. Live auction, silent auction, split-the-pot, reverse raffle and more. Music by DJ. Includes hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Ages 21 and up. Benefits St. Ignatius Parish. $30. Reservations recommended. 661-6565. Monfort Heights. CIVIC

Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road. Materials include leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and prunings from trees or shrubs. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Environmental Services. 946-7755; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. Green Township. Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, 3800 Struble Road. Materials include leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and prunings from trees or shrubs. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Environmental Services. 946-7755; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. Colerain Township.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Diamond Squares, 8 p.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton 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.

COMMUNITY DANCE

International Folk Dancing, 8:30-11 p.m., Twin Towers, 5343 Hamilton Ave. Soft-soled shoes recommended. No partner needed. Instruction 8:30-9:15 p.m. Family friendly. $5 donation. Presented by International Folkdancers of Cincinnati. 541-6306. College Hill.

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MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK Ty-One-On, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Poor Michael’s, 11938 Hamilton Ave. $2. 8259958. Colerain Township.

MUSIC - ROCK

Battle of the Bands: Round 2, 7:30-11 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave. $8. Registration required online for bands. 825-8200. Forest Park.

ON STAGE - STUDENT THEATER

M*A*S*H, 8 p.m., La Salle High School, $8, $6 bleacher seat. Reservations recommended. 741-2369. Green Township.

SHOPPING

Indoor Rummage Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Garden Park Unity Church, 3581 W. Galbraith Road. Appliances, antiques, lawn and garden items, household items, home decor, books and more. Lunch is available. Adult clothing: $1; Children’s clothing: $.50. 385-8889. Colerain Township.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Support Group for Parents, 1-2:30 p.m., Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center, 5642 Hamilton Ave. Education and support in dealing with children having emotional disorders or neurobiological brain disorder/mental illness. Grandparents/caregivers welcome. Free. Presented by National Alliance on Mental Illness of Hamilton County. 351-3500. College Hill.

VOLUNTEER EVENTS

Kids Against Hunger Meal Packing Event, 9 a.m.-noon. Messiah Lutheran Church, 10416 Bossi Lane. Volunteers help pack 50,000 meals for local and international hungry children. Volunteers serve on assembly line to pack, seal and load nutrition-filled meals. Free. Registration required. Presented by Thrivent Financial. 771-3991; www.feedingchildren.org. Springfield Township. S U N D A Y, N O V. 8

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Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park. Free. 9467755; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. Green Township. Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill. Free. 946-7755; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. Colerain Township.

CRAFT SHOWS

Colerain High School Boosters Craft Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Colerain High School, 8801 Cheviot Road. More than 160 crafters, raffle. Concessions. Free. 3856424. Colerain Township. Craft Show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., North College Hill Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Ave. Jewelry, copper art, holiday specialties and more. Refreshments available. Benefits North College Hill Recreation Commission.. 521-7413. North College Hill.

KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC

Acoustic Jam/Open Mic Night, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Poor Michael’s, 11938 Hamilton Ave. 825-9958. Colerain Township.

PROVIDED.

The Greater Cincinnati Decorative Painters will hold their next meeting beginning at 11:45 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at the Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road. This month’s project will use basic acrylic techniques to paint a Christmas ornament. The club is open to all painters of all experience levels. New members and guests are welcome. The meeting is free, but registration is required. For more information, visit www.gcdapainters.com. Club member Maureen Born of Delhi Township is pictured with a watercolor she painted.

BUSINESS MEETINGS

Mount Healthy Business Association Monthly Meeting, 11 a.m.-noon. Peoples Community Bank, 7522 Hamilton Ave. Free. 923-1985. Mount Healthy.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Scarf It Up Club, 10 a.m.-noon. St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, 5222 North Bend Road. Group makes hats, scarves, lap covers, prayer shawls and anti-ouch pouches for Cincinnati area. Free. 661-9202. Monfort Heights.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

DANCE CLASSES

COMMUNITY DANCE

Mount Healthy Square Dance Class, 6:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave. Unicorners Square Dance Club beginner square dance class for singles and couples. Partners not guaranteed. Free, donations requested. 235-4503. Mount Healthy.

North College Hill Community Concerns Meeting, 7 p.m., North College Hill Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Ave. Information from police and fire departments plus voting from the Award of Certificate of Pride homes. All residents welcome. Presented by North College Hill Community Concerns Group. 521-3462. North College Hill.

HEALTH / WELLNESS

DANCE CLASSES

HOLIDAY VETERANS DAY

Community Blood Drive, 2-3:45 p.m., St. Clare Church, 1443 Cedar Ave. Parish Center. Appointment required. 681-6071. College Hill.

SUPPORT GROUPS

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Greater Cincinnati Decorative Painters Meeting, 11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road. Basic acrylic techniques using a Christmas ornament. Open to all painters, all experience levels and new members and guests. Free. Registration required. www.gcdapainters.com. Springfield Township.

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Job Search Support Group, 1:30-3 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road. Consultants teach on topics to help with job search. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown. T U E S D A Y, N O V. 1 0

BUSINESS MEETINGS

Mount Healthy Business Association Monthly Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Just One More, 7511 Hamilton Ave., banquet room. Dinner available at 6 p.m. for nominal donation. Free. 923-1985. Mount Healthy.

Beginner Continentals Round Dance Club, 6:30 p.m., North College Hill United Methodist Church, 1930 W. Galbraith Road. Beginner lessons in waltz, two-step, cha cha and more. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; www.so-nkysdf.com. North College Hill. W E D N E S D A Y, N O V. 1 1

COMMUNITY DANCE Swing Dance Class, 8-9 p.m., College Hill Town Hall, 1805 Larch Ave., Studio A. Beginner to intermediate East Coast Swing, with elements of Charleston and Vintage Jazz. $10. Presented by Contemporary Dance Theater. 591-1222; www.cdt-dance.org. College Hill.

Choreographed Ballroom Dancing, 7 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road. Introduce yourself to waltz, two-step, cha cha and more. Smooth-soled shoes required. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; www.so-nkysdf.com. Springfield Township.

Veterans Day Celebration: Thank You for Your Service, 11 a.m., Twin Towers, 5343 Hamilton Ave., Gulden Center. Maj. Brad Wenstrup of U.S. Army Reserve, featured speaker. Veterans of all wars and of all branches of service honored. Presented by Northside-College Hill Kiwanis Club. 853-2051; 853-4865. College Hill.

MUSIC - JAZZ

Triage, 7:30 p.m., Cincinnati Grill, 4 Endicott St., 742-1900. Greenhills.

CRAFT SHOWS

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

KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC

Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Meyer’s Music and Sports. Free. 385-9883. Colerain Township.

MUSIC - JAZZ

Sunday Jazz Brunch, noon, Cincinnati Grill, 4 Endicott St., With the Aurell Ray Trio. Music starts 4 p.m. $14.99 with brunch; $5 jazz only. Reservations recommended. 7421900. Greenhills.

ON STAGE - STUDENT THEATER

M*A*S*H, 5 p.m., La Salle High School, $8, $6 bleacher seat. Reservations recommended. 741-2369. Green Township. M O N D A Y, N O V. 9

PROVIDED

Steely Dan’s Rent Party Tour comes to the Taft Theatre at 7:30 p.m. for two nights, Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 10-11. On the first night, the duo will perform the complete live version of “Aja,” and on the second night, “The Royal Scam.” For tickets, call 877-598-8703 or visit www.livenation.com.

ART EXHIBITS High Contrast, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 7000 Hamilton Ave. Features 15 local artists in collective exhibition for people with visual impairments. Free. Through Nov. 27. 5223860; www.clovernook.org. North College Hill.

PROVIDED

The Bank of Kentucky Center hosts the Royal Hanneford Circus from Friday, Nov. 6, through Sunday, Nov. 8. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday; and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8.50-$38. Visit www.bankofkentuckycenter.com.


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The longing that never goes away ever restless until they rest in you.” Admit it or not, there is a spiritual compoFather Lou nent of Guntzelman o u r It Perspectives nature. is a longing for the transcendent, for God. For a creature, total fulfillment will only be found permanently with its Creator. Strange, but many of us fear our spiritual longing. Why fear it? One reason is because we think it will cost us too much of our humanness and the enjoyment of this life. Paradoxically, it will increase it. We fear, as Francis Thompson feared as he ran from God, “Lest having thee, I might have naught else besides.” We also fear publicly admitting our need for God because of the secular impli-

cations that say only the mentally deficient believe in a God. In response to this fear of spirituality, James W. Jones, professor of religion at Rutgers University, says, “The struggle to find meaning by connecting with a universal, cosmic, moral and sacred reality represents not a failure of nerve, the onset of premature senility, or a lapse into neurosis, but is rather a natural part of the unhindered development process. The denial of this quest for the transcendent debilitates and impoverishes our life.” Got that? This doctor of psychology at a prestigious university is telling us it’s quite normal to realize you long for God. You’re not neurotic or senile for doing so, you’re not weird; in fact you’re being true to your nature. Spirituality is not optional. Certainly we need material possessions to live, and enjoyment to thrive, but we need a spiritual dimension to live fully. It enables us to find purpose

and meaning and connects us our source and destiny. “Among all my patients in the second half of life, that is to say over 35, there has not been one whose problem in the last resort was not that of finding a religious outlook on life,” wrote Carl Jung. Our consumer society tries to contradict that Jungian idea. It says our long-

our humanity smolder. Though we enjoy this wonderful world, our longing wants to call us ever onward and up where we belong. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him atcolumns@community press.com.

ing is exclusively for this world and this world can completely satisfy. Ridiculous! A society that tells its people they should live a certain way, if that way is fundamentally in opposition to what people are by nature, produces what Nietzsche termed the “sick animal.” There is a longing down deep where the sparks of

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We’re building a future with you in mind. Dear Community Member, Thank you for your support! We have received final approval for re-zoning the planned site for the new Mercy Hospital in Green Township and are moving now into the development phase. We have heard from many of you over the past several months and your input has helped update and enhance our plans for the new hospital campus, which will be located on North Bend Road, near I-74. We are also grateful to the government and community leaders who have voiced strong support for our vision and plans. Our re-zoning proposal received unanimous approval from every government agency that reviewed the request. Below are the key aspects of the project. • The new hospital will be state-of-the-art and incorporate the latest advancements in patient care and comfort, offer leading physicians, and provide inpatient and outpatient services that will allow residents to stay close to home for high-quality healthcare. Planned services include comprehensive cancer, heart and orthopaedic programs. • The hospital campus will include buffers for nearby homes and St. Ignatius, as well as walking trails that connect to the new trail system being planned for the township’s parks. • We will address the impact on traffic flow by expanding North Bend Road and creating multiple lanes for the hospital entrance. While work continues on the new hospital, we will continue to grow our services and provide high-quality care over the coming years at Mercy Hospital Mt. Airy and Mercy Hospital Western Hills. Those services and our commitment to quality, patient safety, and compassionate care will be transitioned to the new hospital when it’s complete. We are also committed to continuing to provide outpatient services on the West Side, after the new hospital opens. We are excited about the prospect of continuing our Mission to serve the healthcare needs of the community and provide the best possible care to the residents of Green Township, the West Side and western Hamilton County. We thank you for your suggestions to date and invite your continued input. Please submit your questions and comments online at www.mercywest.com. Sincerely,

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Patrick A.Kowalski President &CEO Mercy Hospital Western Hills

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Chilly weather outside means chili inside Plus, Rita’s grandson ‘fishes’ for birthday dinner

I had to laugh when grandson Jack requested tilapia from Keegan’s Seafood for his fourth birthday’s dinner. It’s a small shop in Mount Washington owned by Tom Keegan. Keegan’s a walking encyclopedia for seafood and loves showing the kids all the different varieties to make them more aware about eating healthy. The reason I laughed is when we were growing up, the only seafood we ate was frozen whiting, fried, and fresh bass caught by my Mom and brother, Charlie. I didn’t even know what tilapia was until I was in my 30s. We need to support independent folks like Tom. So if you have a favorite independent deli/grocer, etc. let me know and I’ll feature them and a signature recipe in an upcoming column.

I want to hear from readers across the board: n o r t h , south, east and west!

Rita Heikenfeld Herb Rita’s kitchen crusted

halibut

Any nice white fish will do. When I teach seafood classes, this is a student favorite. Four servings halibut, skinless, 6 to 8 oz. each 1 ⁄2 cup approx. Dijon mustard Salt and pepper 1 ⁄2 cup basil, finely chopped 1 ⁄4 cup each: cilantro, mint, parsley, chives and dill, finely chopped Butter Pat fish dry. Season both sides of fish with salt and pepper and lightly brush both sides with mustard. Combine herbs and place in shallow dish. Press both sides of fish into herb mixture, coating evenly.

In a nonstick pan, melt about 2 tablespoons butter and turn heat to medium. Add fish. Cook several minutes on each side, until done. Tips from Rita’s kitchen: Don’t overcook fish. When it flakes easily, it’s done. Seafood 101: Watch my cable TV show with Tom on Union Township TV (Warner 8 and 15) to learn all you need to know about seafood.

Melissa’s Schaiper’s easy chicken chili

There’s a good amount of interest in the chicken chili Good Samaritan serves in their cafeteria. Friend, great cook and Good Sam’s cath lab queen (my given title) Kay Hitzler found out it’s a purchased product. Kay’s group in the

catheter lab held a tailgating lunch and Melissa Schaiper, a colleague of Kay’s, brought a crockpot chicken chili that was a huge hit. Kay said Melissa’s chili is a bit spicier than Good Sam’s. So I would say use a mild salsa.

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Rita’s lower fat Fiddle Faddle clone

I developed this for the book “Sports Nutrition for Idiots.” Flaxseed is optional and the store-bought version doesn’t contain this. 4 cups popped corn 1 tablespoon flaxseed 1 cup caramel ice cream topping, heated in microwave

Spray crockpot. Add:

1 pound chicken breast 4 cups canned Great Northern beans 12 oz. salsa 1 teaspoon each: cumin and garlic Cook six hours on low. An hour before serving, stir in 4 ounces of pepper jack cheese. Serve with 4 more ounces of cheese. Tips from Rita’s kitchen: If you want, stir in more cumin and garlic after six hours. More chili recipes: In my online column at www.

Mix popcorn and flax. Pour topping over, stirring to coat as well as you can. Pour onto sprayed cookie sheet. Bake in preheated 250degree oven for 30 to 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Makes 4 cups.

Rooting out recipes

Fern’s chili. For Pam Timme. “It was in the Enquirer long ago and I’ve lost it.” I’m wondering if it’s Fern Storer’s recipe. She was the Post food editor for years and a wonderful cook. Red Lobster’s sundried tomato salad dress-

ing. For Dwight. He had no luck calling the company. (They don’t serve it anymore). He also went online, researched recipe books, etc. Mio’s creamy garlic dressing. Spoke with Chris Forbes, owner of the Milford Mio’s. “Can’t divulge it. There’s garlic, sour cream, milk, pepper and sugar in it.” When I asked if there was any vinegar, lemon juice, etc., he said no. If anyone has a creamy garlic recipe similar, please share. Bravo’s strawberry lasagna for Betty Hawley. I’m giving up on this Augusta, Ky., restaurant’s dessert. I’ve made several calls to the owner, who at first thought she might share, but she hasn’t returned my calls. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at columns@communitypress.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Or call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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BRIEFLY Free tennis clinic

A free youth tennis clinic and party for youngsters ages 4 to 11 will be conducted from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at Colonial Racquet Club, 6650 Hamilton Ave. This is a chance for youngsters to get introduced to tennis. The clinic features smaller courts, smaller racquets, and soft nerf-like balls. Parents are welcome. Call Colonial to reserve your spot at 729-3738.

McAuley entrance test

McAuley High School’s entrance test for girls currently in eighth grade is Saturday, Nov. 21. Any student interested in

attending McAuley next year must take the test. To register, visit www.mcauleyhs.net and click on the admissions tab. Any students and parents who missed this month’s open house and would still like a tour of the campus should contact Kathy Dietrich at 681-1800, ext. 2272, or dietrichk@mcauleyhs.net.

Craft show

The Colerain Boosters Craft Show will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8 at the high school, 8801 Cheviot Road. There will be more than 160 crafters featuring unique handmade arts, crafts, and

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baked goods plus a raffle. Enjoy a delicious lunch and dessert in the concessions.

Benefit auction

An Enchanted Evening Under the Stars Auction will be conducted from 7 p.m.midnight on Saturday, Nov. 7, at St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, 5222 North Bend Road. Live auction, silent auction, split-the-pot, reverse raffle and more. Music by DJ. $30 donation Includes hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Ages 21 and up. Proceeds benefit St. Ignatius Parish. Reservations are recommended. Call 661-6565.

Rummaging indoors

The annual fall indoor rummage sale will be rain or shine 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Garden Park Unity Church West Galbraith and Cheviot roads. Church member shave been gathering items such as jewelry and furniture, appliances, antiques, lawn and garden items, household items, home decor and books. Clothing will be sorted by size. Adult clothing will be $1, children clothing will be 50 cents.

Hot dogs, lemonade, cocoa or coffee will be sold, as will bats, cole slaw and homemade baked goods.

Angel run

Mercy Hospital Western Hills & Mercy Medical Center Harrison presents the Angels on the Run 5K Saturday, Nov. 7, at Miami Whitewater Park, 9001 Mount Hope Road. A parking decal required for entrance. Registration begins at 8 a.m., race at 9:30 a.m. The race benefits the

Angel Foundation and those facing foreclosure. For more information regarding how you can help, or if you are a family in need due to job loss, and your home is in foreclosure, go to www.angelsontherun5k.org. The run is open to all ages and fitness levels. To register for this event, go to www.angelsontherun5k.org or www.sprunning.com. You may also visit any local US Bank for a registration form.

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BRIEFLY McAuley preschool

The McAuley High School child development classes will offer a preschool program to area youngsters again this fall. The free classes will be held in the mornings, for varying amounts of time, on Nov. 5, Nov. 9, Nov. 16, Nov. 23, Dec. 3 and Dec. 10. The classes are planned

and presented by McAuley students under the supervision of Diane Gibson, teacher of the child development class. To enroll a child, call Gibson at 681-1800, ext. 2275.

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required. Waycross will continue to offer replays of the government, educational, and public access programs via videoon-demand. Links for those videos, as well as a live link, can be found at www.waycross.tv. This service is sponsored by Enquirer Media.

Bill moves on

Substitute House Bill 7, sponsored by State Rep Connie Pillich (D-28th) and Marian Harris (D-Columbus), was voted out of the Local Government and Public Administration Committee in the Ohio House of Representatives last week. The bill requires statefunded building projects to be

sustainable and energy efficient by meeting certain industry standards and criteria. A broad coalition including the Sierra Club and the Ohio Chemistry Technologies Council came together in support of the bill. After passing committee by a vote of six to five, Sub HB 7 goes to the House floor for consideration.

Scenic byway topic of Land Conservatory meeting Nov. 6 The Land Conservancy of Hamilton County, Ohio, will hold its 10th annual meeting at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at the historic Town Hall in Miamitown, state Route 128 and Main Street.

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that highlights the lives of two U.S. presidents who called southwest Ohio home – William H. Harrison and Benjamin Harrison. With 12 sites on the itinerary in western Hamilton County, the route starts in North Bend and Cleves, and follows rural roads through Whitewater, Harrison and Crosby townships, and city of Harrison before heading

into Butler County. Among sites along the way are WIlliam Harrison Tomb, two Hamilton County parks, the Whitewater Canal Tunnel, Governor Looker’s 1804 home, the Passmore Cabin and White Water Shaker Village. There are 12 more sites in Butler County. “The Presidential trail offers a core sample of American history,” said

Bonita Porter, chairwoman of the Presidential Pathways Scenic Byway committee. The Land Conservancy recognizes the scenic byway’s potential for drawing visitors to western Hamilton County. Increased tourism close to home for history, heritage and outdoor recreation brings many economic benefits.

Harper works presented at Farbach-Werner The Hamilton County Park District Nature’s Niche gift stores and Fabulous Frames & Art present popular works of the late Charley Harper to the public. A wide assortment of framed and unframed prints will be available for purchase at Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, at Poole

Road and Colerain Avenue, from 1-5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 11, 13 and 14, and 1-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12. Along with beautiful prints, Charley Harper designs can also be found in four styles inside the 2010 calendars, boxed holiday

cards, note cards, memory games, jigsaw puzzles, peg and floor puzzles, wrapping paper, counted cross stitch charts, board books for children, jewelry, mugs and other assorted items. Harper’s son Brett will make an appearances on Saturday and Sunday during show hours.

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Recently, while speaking at a Bible Conference at First Baptist Church in New London, Ohio, I experienced a lonely, haunting feeling no cell coverage or internet access from my phone for TWO DAYS! While that may not seem like a big deal to many, it was a wakeup call to me that I had become a cell phone and internet addict. I would wonder, “What if my family needs to reach me? What if one of our church families has a crisis and can t reach their Pastor?” To further verify this carnal addiction, I must confess that with no time available to catch the evening news, I wondered, How will I keep up with the football scores? I was indeed surprised that this feeling of disconnection caused such an unbelievable void of belonging.

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Robert Ball

Robert C. Ball, 89, Green Township, died Oct. 10. Survived by wife Jeanne Ball; many nieces and nephews. Services were Oct. 14 at Cedars of Lebanon Chapel, Spring Grove Cemetery. Arrangements by Frederick Funeral Home.

Dolores Bartlett

Dolores Cichanowski Bartlett, 85, Colerain Township, died Oct. 3. Survived by children Jane (Elmer) Weingartner, Charles (Linda) Bartlett Jr.; grandchildren Jonathan Bartlett, Megan, Tracy Weingartner; brother Eugene Stevens. Preceded in death by husband Charles H. Bartlett Sr. Arrangements by Frederick Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hillebrand Nursing Home Activity Fund, 4320 Bridgetown Road, Cincinnati, OH 45211, Vitas Hospice, 11500 Northlake Drive, Suite 400, Cincinnati, OH 45249 or Susan G. Komen, 522 Cincinnati Mills Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45240.

Pearl Cashman

Pearl Lees Cashman, 99, Colerain Township, died Oct. 15. Survived by children Richard Cashman, Carol Neller; grandchildren Shari, Rick, Brian, Michael Cashman, Thomas Bath, Melissa Wesley; siblings Charles Lees, Lillian Focht; five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Elmer Cashman, sisters Alice Lees, Jane Jones. Services were Oct. 19 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to: Evercare Hospice, 9050 Centre Pointe, Suite 400, West Chester, OH 45069.

Joseph Craynon

Joseph Paul Craynon, 61, died Oct. 23. He was a union fire sprinkler fitter. Survived by children Nicholas, Rose Craynon; siblings Dave (Linda), Chuck (Elaine), Al, Harry, Robert (Diana), Jim (Julie), John (Sandy) Craynon, Donna (Joe) Terry, Anna (Tony) Muse, Chris (Don) Prewitt, Jennifer (Frank) Spohr; many nieces and nephews. Son of June Schille Craynon and the late David Craynon and Norma Barrett Craynon. Preceded in death by wife Terry McAtee Craynon, son Michael Craynon. Services were Oct. 28 at Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: Old Man

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Brian Enda

Brian S. Enda, 32, died Oct. 17. Survived by wife Jennifer Angne; children Emilee, Jillian, Haylee, Rylee, Jared; parents Bernard, Pamela Enda; siblings Kelly, Bernie, Becky, Shelley; nieces and nephews Sami, Gavyn, Shelby, Carrigan, Hunter, Dylan, Caleb. Services were Oct. 23 at the Church of the Assumption. Arrangements by Frederick Funeral Home. Memorials to an education fund may be made in care of any US Bank.

David Etzel

David Brian Etzel, 56, died Oct. 21. Survived by partner Michael Bitterman; children Christopher Etzel, Geanieve (Michael) Lowman; brothers Ed (Marian), Tom (Carol) Etzel; best friend Debbie Hoffman. Preceded in death by brother Wally Etzel. Services were Oct. 26 at Frederick Funeral Home.

Patricia Frederick

Patricia Logan Frederick, 85, Colerain Township, died Oct. 26. She was a member of the St. Mary Ladies Society, St. James Seniors, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7340 auxiliary and the Catholic Order of Foresters, and a Frederick life member of the Disabled American Veterans auxiliary. Survived by husband Paul Frederick; daughters Pat (Ed) Rivera, Sandy (Barry) Schuster, Paula (Bob) Heinecke, Lynn (Denny) Yockey, Beth (Jim) Schoenlaub; grandchildren Eddie (Elizabeth), Michael (Jodi), Katie (fiancé Russ Litt) Rivera, Tricia (Mark) Hoffmann, Ann (Mike) Hug, Paul (Cornelia) Schuster, Dawn (David) Ravenscraft, Danielle (Pat) McCarthy, Tracy (Keith) Jones, Rob (Tracy), Scott (Tracy), Todd (fiancee Alison Maas) Heinecke, Kari (Michael) Donaldson, Renee (Ryan) Reardon, Victor, Matthew Yockey, Sarah (Scott) Kist, Elizabeth, Emily Schoenlaub; great-grandchildren Logan, Alex, Gabe, Spencer, Marissa, Madison, Julia, Nick, Abbey,

Chase, Layne, Miles, Benjamin, Jacob, Gabi, Austin, Isaac, Tierney, Reid, Rhet, Ryne, Allison, Patrick, Maddox, Avery, Aimee, Robby, Megan, Tyler, Max, Kaitlyn, Brandon, Grace, Shawn, Hope, Ethan, Jackson, Luke; sister Margy (late Bill) Harrison. Preceded in death by grandson Jimmy Schoenlaub, brother Gene (Barbara) Logan. Services were Oct. 24 at St. James Church. Arrangements by Frederick Funeral Home. Memorials to: James F. Schoenlaub Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o La Salle High School 3091 North Bend Road, Cincinnati, OH 45239.

Dee Harmeyer

Dolores "Dee" Boesken Harmeyer, 89, Colerain Township, died Oct. 23. She was a homemaker. Survived by husband Henry J. Harmeyer; children JoAnn (Ronald) D'Angelo, William (Sandra), Dennis (MaryKay Boehmer), Robert Harmeyer, Diane (late Melvin) McKinney; brothers William (Dot), Albert (Betty) Boesken; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one greatgreat-grandchild. Services were Oct. 28 at St. Bernard. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Disease Association.

Brenda Irvin

Brenda Runyon Irvin, 58, died Oct. 15. Survived by husband Rodney K. Irvin; sons Ronnie (Michelle) Runyon, Arnold Murphy, Kenny Newsome, Rodney D. Irvin. Loving grandmother; sister Connie Grimmett; several grandchildren. Preceded in death by sister Judy Smith. Services were Oct. 19 at Frederick Funeral Home.

Barbara Kline

Barbara Todd Kline, 76, died Oct. 21. Survived by daughters Christine (Tim) Bessey, Gail (the late Steve) Hammerlein, Ellen (Ken) Barrow; grandchildren Amanda (Randy)

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3301 Compton Rd (1 block east of Colerain) 385-8342 Sunday School & Bible Class (all ages) 9:45am Sunday Worship 8:30 & 11:00am Saturday Evening Worship 5:30pm A great community church in a great community! Also home to Little Bud Preschool 385-8404 enrolling now! Visit our website: www.church-lcms.org

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ROMAN CATHOLIC St. Martin Dr Porres Catholic Church

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CHRISTIAN CHURCH DISCIPLES Mt. Healthy Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

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

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Worship: 8:30 am traditional - 10:45 am contemporary Sunday School: 9:45 am Nursery provided

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

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Joy Lee Lotspeich, 87, Colerain Township, died Oct. 14. Survived by son Patrick; brother James Nall; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three greatgreat-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Richard Lloyd, children Richard Jr., Darlene, sister Lavern. Services were Oct. 19 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to funeral home.

Myron McChristian

Myron E. McChristian, 85, died Oct. 9. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Gailey Post 7340 and Mount Healthy American Legion Post 513. Survived by wife Thelma McChristian; daughters Donna (Carl) Beard, Myra (James) Harris, Cynthia Kollenberg, Deborah Staudt, Melissa McChristian; sister Mildred Dixon; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by brothers David, Amos, William McChristian. Services were Oct. 16 at Frederick Funeral Home. Memorials to: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203-1742.

Frederick Mergy Sr.

Frederick E. Mergy Sr., 86, Green Township, died Oct. 27. He was a retired Air Force master sergeant, having served in World War II and Korea. He received the Bronze Star and four Oak Leaf Clusters. Survived by wife Betty Masur Mergy; children Deborah Hoffman, Thomas, Fred (Susan) Jr. Mergy; grandchildren Justin Hoffman, Shawnna Marx, Fred III, Robert, Matt Mergy, Jane Abel; siblings Dorothy Masur, Margaret Riddle; many great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by grandson Drew Mergy, siblings Joe, Charles Mergy, Marie Anger. Arrangements by Rebold, Rose-

Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 8536262 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 2424000 for pricing details. nacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

Michael Mohr

Michael John Mohr, 76, Colerain Township, died Oct. 20. He was retired from the Cincinnati Water Works, then became a practical nurse He was a Air Force veteran of Korea, an American Red Cross volunteer for over 20 years, a member of the Licensed Practical Nurse Association of Ohio Division 8, serving as president from 1992 to 2008, Colerain Historical Society, E.T. Carson Lodge 598 F&AM, Scottish Rite of Miami Valley and Syrian Shrine of Hamilton, and a life member of the Hamilton County Genealogical Soci-

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Scrub McGraw

Leonidas Dee “Scrub” McGraw, 66, Green Township, died Oct. 23 at in Beckley, W. Va. He was an electrical and instrument engineer with Proctor & Gamble. He was a member of the Addyston Baptist Church. Survived by wife Essie Rookstool McGraw; children Valerie Hutson, Jeffrey (Kathy), Gregory (Melissa), Paul (Kara), Daniel (Linda) McGraw; siblings Myrtle (Edward) Gill, Mary

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Monfort Heights United Methodist Church

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Mt Healthy United Methodist Church

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

Sharonville United Methodist

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

3751 Creek Rd.

Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS Worship 10:30 am Sunday School: 9:20 am Traditional Service and Hymnbook

Joy Lotspeich

“Suzi” (William) Chambers, Virginia, Grady (Elsie), John (Janie), Sherman (Debra) McGraw; 15 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by parents Duffa, Mary Cordelia McGraw, brother Eugene McGraw. Services were Oct. 28 at Addyston Baptist Church. Arrangements by Dennis George Funeral Home. Memorials to: Addyston Baptist Church, 112 Church St., P.O. Box 518, Addyston, OH 45001.

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Rinear, Alan, Rana Hammerlein; siblings Lvira Bogard, Glenna Olsen, Howard, David Todd. Preceded in death by husband Donald Kline. Services were Oct. 26 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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NON-DENOMINATIONAL HIGHVIEW CHRISTIAN CHURCH “Life on Purpose in Community” 2651 Adams Rd. (near Pippin) Worship Assembly-Sunday 10:45am Phone 825-9553 www.highviewchristianchurch.com

VINEYARD CHURCH NORTHWEST COLERAIN TOWNSHIP Three Weekend Services! Saturday - 5:30 pm Sunday - 9:30 & 11:15 am 9165 Round Top Rd (1/4 mi. so. of Northgate Mall)

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

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St. Paul United Church of Christ 5312 Old Blue Rock Rd., off Springdale

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6997 Hamilton Ave 931-2205 Rev. Virginia Duffy, Interim Minister Lollie Kasulones, Minister for Program Evelyn Osterbrock, Minister for Children Sundays: Music & Announcement 9:45am Worship at 10:00am Sunday School and Child Care Nurtured And Fellowship Groups For All Ages www.stpaulnch.org


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DEATHS ety. Survived by wife Marjorie Mohr; sons Bruce (Deborah), John (Jennifer) Mohr; sister Mary Nord; brothers-in-law Louis Margolen, William (Marjorie) Kenter; nieces and nephews Terri (Ralph) Saldiver, Connie (Jorge) Garcia, Pamela Bading, Terri (Darren) Lorenz, Kathryn (Doug) Gruver, Daniel Margolen, Scott Kenter; several great-nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Michael, Elizabeth Mohr, sisters Clara Margolen, Marlene Mohr. Services were Oct. 24 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Arthur Moorman

Arthur F. Moorman, Green Township, died Oct. 29. He was a veteran of World War II. Survived by daughters Judith (Elmer) Wahl, Mary Jo (Bob) Peter, Donna (Bud) Black; grandchildren Amy (John) Ryan, Karen, Robert (Noelle) Wahl, Maggie (Larry) Peter, Erin (Joe) Vardon, Christopher (Karen) Black; great-grandchildren, Johnny, Tori Ryan, Roman Black; siblings Alma Sievering, Ralph (Edna), Eugene Moorman; sister-inlaw Betty (Elmer) Moorman; friend Evelyn Busam. Preceded in death by wife Frieda Moorman. Services were Nov. 2 at St. Bernard Church. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Metro Detroit/Northwest Ohio Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, c/o Erin Vardon, 2265 Livernois, Suite 410, Troy , MI 48083.

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Jacquelyn "Jackie" Adams Murray, 78, died Oct. 16. Survived by children Mike (Laurie), John (Julie), David (Vicki), Scott (Dori) Murray, Kathy (Mark) Baur; brother Arthur "Bud" Adams; 12 grandchildren; nephews. Preceded in death by husband Jack Murray.

Alwanda Robinson

Services were Oct. 19 at St. Vivian. Arrangements by Frederick Funeral Home. Memorials to: Baptist Convalescent Center, 120 Main St., Newport, KY 41071-2397 or Alzheimer's Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203-1742.

Gerald Rath

Gerald M. Rath, 72, died Oct. 11. Survived by nephew Rick (Karen) Leatherman, niece Diane (Bill) Lipp, sister-in-law Betty Leatherman. Preceded in death by wife Margie Rath, niece Pam Grote, sister-in-law Marian Kuehnle. Services were Oct. 15 at Frederick Funeral Home. Memorials to: Atria Northgate Park, 9191 Roundtop Road, Cincinnati, OH 45251.

Velma Rea

Velma Jean Rea, 78, died Oct. 24. Survived by children Pamela (Dirk) Dent, Michael (Natalia) Phillips, George Rea; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by son Ronald Phillips, siblings Jacky, Eulle, Tom, Frank, Boe, Roy, Cordelia. Services were Oct. 29 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to Odyssey Hospice.

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Dolores Romito

Dolores Ruhl Romito, 73, Springfield Township, died Oct. 16. Survived by children Carmelo (Jim Carpenter), David, Mark (Raffaela) Romito, Maria (Rick) Pieper; grandchildren Tara, Tony, Rick Pieper, Jennifer McNeely, Amanda, Matthew, Andrea, Emily, Salvatore Romito, Kim Wisdom, Kelly Schulte; great-grandchildren Carter, Dustin, Derek, Daron, Austin, Alex, Aubrey, Jove; sister Marian (Carl) Hauser. Preceded in death by husband Carmelo Romito, brother Gene Ruhl. Services were Oct. 20 at St. Vivian. Arrangements by Frederick Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Southwest Ohio, 7625 Camargo Road, Suite 200, Cincinnati, OH 45243 or American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

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Alwanda Leibolt Robinson, 76, Colerain Township, died Oct. 20. Survived by husband Donald Robinson; children Ronald (Margie), Donald Jr. (Donna), Sandra (Fredrick Geldrich) Robinson, Patricia (Randy) Tinsley; sister Daphna (Archie) Moore; sisters-in-law Dorothy Helferich, Virginia Neumann; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren. Services were Oct. 26 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home.

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David L. Rusk Sr., 71, died Oct. 14. He was a Navy veteran of the Navy, and a member of Moose Lodge 501 and Merchants Security Cincinnati. Survived by wife Leatrice Rusk; children Mary (Clayton) Hillard, David (Andrea) Rusk Jr., Patty Hatfield, Deanna Rocklin, Julia (Thomas) Sparks; siblings Frances (Dennis) Bellew, Joyce (Don) Humphries; 13

grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by daughter Lisa Rusk, brother Jack Rusk. Services were Oct. 17 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Lung Association, 4050 Executive Park Drive, Suite 402, Cincinnati, OH 45241.

William Schott

William B. Schott, 84, died Oct. 14. Survived by wife Dottie Schott; children Don (Beth), Ken (Jenny), Mike (Cathy) Schott, Terri (Dennis) Hawley; 10 grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters. Services were Oct. 19 at St. James Church. Arrangements by Frederick Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242 or St. Anthony Friary, 5000 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223.

Charles Scott

Charles L. Scott, Green Township, died Oct. 23. Survived by wife Mary Eileen Scott; children Jack (Julie), Sheila, Scott, Karen (Ralph) Vosseberg, Michelle (Rich) Bosse, Susan (Ralph) Meierjohan; grandchildren John, Justin, Sherrie, Cassie, Christopher, Mary, Benjamin, Jacob, Leah, Joseph, Ryan, Luke. Services were Oct. 27 at Blessed Sacrament Church, Fort Mitchell, Ky. Arrangements by Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Xavier High School Scholarship Endowment Fund, 600 W. North Bend Road, Cincinnati, OH 45224-1499 or Hospice of Cincinnati Inc., c/o Bethesda Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597.

Lynn Stover

Lynn Burns Stover, 65, Colerain Township, died Oct. 17. She worked for Hamilton County MR/DD. Survived by husband Edward "Chubby" Stover; children Sean Stover, Kelly (Shannon) Scott; grandchildren Stover Jack, Anna Stover, Emma,

Melva Neumann Tedesco, 88, died Oct. 18. Survived by sons Terry (Janet), Dennis (Kathy), Gregory (Janice), Bruce (Kathy) Tedesco; grandchildren Michel (Paula), Chris, Dan (Janice), Denny (Tanya), David (Margie), Todd (Kim), Mark, Bruce Jr., Tony (Katie) Tedesco, Tina (Tony) Souder, Tracy (Joe) Venable; great-grandchildren Kody, Kory, Tori, Jacob, Travis, Steven, Tony Jr. “T.J.,” Bradyn, Ian, Luke, Mia, Mylo. Preceded in death by husband Henry Tedesco, grandson Troy Tedesco. Services were Oct. 24 at St. John the Baptist. Arrangements by Frederick Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Rita School for the Deaf, 1720 Glendale Milford Road, Cincinnati, OH 45215-1258.

Alfred Webeler

Alfred J. Webeler, 92, Colerain Township, died Oct. 14. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, serving primarily in the China-Burma-India Theater, and was awarded the American Defense Service Medal. Survived by wife Mardette Webeler; daughters Jeannette (Joseph) Williams, Webeler Kathryn (Lyn) Funk, Laura (John) Likins; six granddaughters; two great-granddaughters. Preceded in death by siblings Florence, Verna, Robert. Services were Oct. 17 at Frederick Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

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Andre Howard, born 1971, possession of drugs, 5398 Bahama Terrace, Oct. 21. Courtney Howard, born 1988, possession of open flask, 5398 Bahama Terrace, Oct. 21. Leah L. Kendrick, born 1980, Menacing, 5100 Colerain Ave., Oct. 13. Dave Froman, born 1961, public indecency sex act and alcoholic beverages in park, 4871 Trail Ridge Road, Oct. 21. Kenneth Mathew Hutchinson, born 1989, breaking and entering, 2483 Kipling Ave., Oct. 19.

Incidents Aggravated robbery

2686 W, North Bend Road, Oct. 17. 5370 Colerain Ave., Oct. 21.

Breaking and entering

5019 Hawaiian Terrace, Oct. 20.

Burglary

5307 Eastknoll Court, Oct. 21. 5400 Bluebird Lane, Oct. 22.

Theft

5061 Colerain Ave., Oct. 16. 5395 Bahama Terrace, Oct. 17. 5571 Colerain Ave., Oct. 19.

Vehicle theft

2557 Kipling Ave., Oct. 22.

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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, 7291300.

ued at $180 removed at 9962 Arborwood Drive, Oct. 10. Victim threatened at Niagara Street and Pippin Road, Oct. 10. Victim threatened with gun and wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 9501 Colerain Ave., Oct. 14.

Assault

Victim struck in face at 3273 Nandale, Oct. 12. Victim reported at 3273 Nandale Road, Oct. 12. Victim struck in face at 9936 Loralinda Drive, Oct. 5.

Breaking and entering

Robett Rinck, 40, 2068 Benninghuffin, theft at 10235 Colerain Ave., Oct. 13. Erica Rintz, 19, 6350 Upper Road, theft at 3675 Stone Creek Drive, Oct. 7. Brett Roberts, 28, 7844 Compton Lake Drive, possession of drugs at 3252 Compton Road, Oct. 18. Lamar Russell, 20, 60 Topridge Place, assault at 7503 Boleyn Drive, Oct. 7. Justin Salyers, 32, 7927 Daleview Road, domestic violence at 7927 Daleview Road, Oct. 19. Justin Schofstoll, 18, 9153 Whitehead Court, possession of dangerous drug at 9153 Whitehead Drive, Oct. 12. Clifford Sellars, 30, 3448 Ringwood Lane, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, obstruction official business, resisting arrest at 7625 US 27, Oct. 10. Michael Shouse, 27, 7880 Sequoia, assault at 7880 Sequoia Court, Oct. 10. Norman Smith, 28, 12219 W. Division Ave., criminal damaging, disorderly conduct at 7451 Colerain Ave., Oct. 4. Joshua Teal, 25, 2945 Laurane Drive, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 10181 Colerain Ave., Oct. 10. James Tootaman, 41, 2304 Banning Road, domestic violence at 2905 Banning Road, Oct. 6. Danielle Vergood, 31, 9344 Roundtop Road, open flask at 9430 Colerain Ave., Oct. 9. Michael Williams, 43, 3072 Gilbert Ave., theft at 8401 Colerain Ave., Oct. 8. Joseph Wiseman, 29, 217 W. 12th Street, theft, falsification at 9690 Colerain Ave., Oct. 9. Anthony Wood, 23, 6019 Springdale Road, obstructing official business at 6019 Springdale Road, Oct. 10. Juvenile Male, 14, domestic violence at 3217 Niagara Street, Oct. 8. Juvenile Female, 17, theft at 8451 Colerain Ave., Oct. 3.

Reported at 3151 Laverne Drive, Oct. 19.

Residence entered and coins valued at $25 removed at 9013 Brookside Drive, Oct. 12. Residence entered and DVD/VCR combination of unknown value removed at 9502 Anaheim Street, Oct. 12. Residence entered and hand gun laser, shotgun, rifles, magazine, holster of unknown value removed at 2568 Banning Road, Oct. 7. Residence entered and change, rifle, loose change, laptop valued at $2,650 removed at 11953 Wincanton Drive, Oct. 18. Residence entered and jewelry, change of unknown value at 2378 Lincoln Ave., Oct. 18. Residence entered at 4066 W. Galbraith Road, Oct. 16.

Criminal damaging

Vehicle window damaged at 10865 Kristiridge Drive, Oct. 10. Tires slashed at 9926 Pinedale Drive, Oct. 13. Vehicle tires slashed at 9965 Pinedale Drive, Oct. 13.

Vehicle tires damaged at 8944 Zoellner Drive, Oct. 17. Vehicle tires punctured at 997 Pinedale, Oct. 13. Vehicle window damaged at 3612 Oakmeadow Lane, Oct. 9.

Criminal damaging, theft

Fuel tank punctured and gas of unknown value removed at 8810 Colerain Ave., Oct. 6.

Criminal mischief

Victim reported at Springdale Road and Loralinda, Oct. 10. Victim reported at 2335 John Gray Road, Oct. 14.

Criminal trespassing

Victim reported at 12009 Pippin Road, Oct. 16.

Domestic violence

Female reported at W. Galbraith Road, Oct. 12.

Rape

Female victim reported at Pinedale, Oct. 12.

Theft

Fire extinguisher of unknown value removed at 9962 Arborwood

Drive, Oct. 11. Equipment valued at $600 removed at 2515 W. Galbraith Road, Oct. 13. Vehicle entered and backpack, cords, microphone valued at $500 removed at 2226 Creekview Drive, Oct. 9. MasterCard removed at 7222 Creekview Drive, Oct. 10. Drill valued at $400 removed at 7246 Creekview Drive, Oct. 10. Lottery tickets valued at $173 removed at 7222 Creekview Drive, Oct. 10. Scissors, clippers, tote bag valued at $1,400 removed at 7236 Creekview Drive, Oct. 10. Karaoke machine, gym shoes, title valued at $300 removed at 7240 Creekview Drive, Oct. 10. Vehicle entered and GPS, wedding ring, glasses, ,books, gifts, purse and contents of unknown value removed at 9434 Haddington Court, Oct. 12. Handgun valued at $259.99 removed at 5331 Yeatman Road, Oct. 5.

Burglary

Residence entered and jewelry of unknown value removed at 6585 Daleview Road, Oct. 12. Residence entered at 3020 Snowvalley Court, Oct. 12.

PUBLIC NOTICE The Colerain Township Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing on Wed., Nov. 18, 2009 at 7 PM at the Colerain Township Government Complex, 4200 Springdale Rd., Cincinnati, OH for the following: Case No. BZA2009-0025, 3143 Lapland, Cincinnati, OH. Applicant/ Owner - Al Strohofer & Mary Hosbrook. Request: Variance for a carport -Article/ Section 10.2.3C. The application may be examined Mon.-Fri. between 8 AM and 4:30 PM at the Colerain Township Government Complex, Planning & Zoning Dept., 4200 Springdale Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45251.1514733

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Reports/Incidents Aggravated robbery

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Amanda Baird, 24, 3177 Ferncrest Court, assault, criminal damaging at 7954 Harrison Ave., Oct. 11. Robert Chilton, 21, 4353 Long Lake, criminal damaging at 3230 Niagara Street, Oct. 4. Milan Crawford, 23, 3127 East Tower, drug possession at 9501 Colerain Ave., Oct. 6. Lena Damene, 44, 2724 Queen City Ave., theft at 9681 Colerain , Oct. 3. Nichole Daugherty, 24, 1707 Woodburn Ave., theft at 9690 Colerain Ave., Oct. 9. Ismail Dauti, 56, 6380 Cheviot Road, domestic violence at Cheviot Road, Sept. 22. Crystal Freeze, 22, 4462 Fehr Ave., open container at 9900 Arborwood Drive, Oct. 8. Jammell Howard, 43, 6424 Montgomery Road, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 9501 Colerain Ave., Oct. 7. Robert Iames, 32, 7622 Hamilton , aggravated robbery at 2551 Compton Road, Oct. 12. Amber Lewis, 23, 9152 Trelawney Court, disorderly conduct at 10181 Colerain Ave., Oct. 10. Glenn Long, 40, 2131 Vine Street, theft at 10235 Colerain Ave., Oct. 15. Fenare Mascus, 18, 1000 Sycamore, theft at 3711 Stonecreek Blvd., Oct. 10. Danny Mason, 54, 2511 Lincoln Ave., theft at 10240 Colerain Ave., Oct. 15. Dante Mixon, 18, 8043 Pippin Road, assault at 2515 W. Galbraith Road, Oct. 14. Alisha Phelps, 21, 5011 Linden Ave., operating motor vehicle intoxicated at 6400 Colerain Ave., Oct. 3. Angela Ramey, 32, 538 Blair Ave., theft at 9090 Colerain Ave., Oct. 7.

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American Burrito Company holds grand opening Nov. 7 The American Burrito Company, a new local restaurant enterprise, officially launches on Saturday, Nov. 7, with the grand opening of their first location at 5471 North Bend Road in Monfort Heights. The American Burrito Compa-

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REAL ESTATE Colerain Township

10020 Glenknoll Court: Cork, Diallo E. and Kimberly to New York Mellon Trust Company NA Tr.; $70,000. 11445 Gravenhurst Drive: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company Tr. to Gambrell, Jennifer; $81,000. 11545 Regency Square Court: Cochran, Kenda I. to Hodge, Mary A. and Challis; $78,000. 2469 Clover Crest Drive: Benison, Edith to Brunck, Linda; $82,500. 2553 Willowspring Court: Lisboa, Linda to Worsham, Kandakai; $124,900. 2577 Mariposa Drive: Rose, Larry B. Jr. and Michele L. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation; $46,000. 2632 Niagara St.: Wilson, Jerrold W. to Muckenfuhs, Joshua J. and Cristine; $72,300. 2805 Overdale Drive: DMR Investments Inc. to Zimmerman Mark J. and Lisa A. Sollmann; $112,900. 2860 Brampton Drive: Cornwall, Tamika M. to Flagstar Bank FSB; $54,000. 2938 Overdale Drive: Edgley, Cathy L. to Fette, Bryan C.; $89,000. 3057 Aries Court: Boner, Thomas R. to Stemen, Margaret A.; $78,000. 3158 Deshler Drive: Tristate Investments LLC to Bierman, James J.; $28,000. 3205 Redfern Court: Moore, Mia A. to Fannie Mae; $48,000. 3243 Struble Road: Kirby, Darrell 3 to Kirby, Darrell W. and Pamela, R.; $41,266. 3370 Springdale Road: Stewart, Alphonso to Stewart, Garry K.; $110,000. 3415 Galbraith Road: Dumford, Wal-

ter and Dona Picadio to Carr, Brenda L.; $112,500. 3429 Coleen Drive: Pineapple Properties LLC to Shelton, Yvette; $71,900. 3475 Amberway Court: Baker, Thomas J. Jr. to Chase Home Finance LLC; $44,000. 3768 Brockton Drive: Dick, Jewel M. to Volski, Felicia J.; $95,000. 4261 Endeavor Drive: Wenzel, Richard C. to Wind, David A.; $69,000. 6855 Pasco Drive: Fannie Mae to Mergy, David M. and Sarah E. Seyfried; $75,000. 7871 Pippin Road: Johnson, Dempsey and Tarjee Jenkins to HSBC Bank USA NA Tr.; $66,000. 8643 Wuest Road: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Stath, William; $148,000. 9490 Loralinda Drive: Wilson, Linda D. to Fannie Mae; $50,000. 9728 Pebble View Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Arszman, Paul V.; $235,000.

Green Township

6878 Menz Lane: Peter, Roger E. and Marsha L. to Giblin, Patrick J. and Katherine L.; $256,000. 6888 Menz Lane: Peter, Roger E. and Marsha L. to Giblin, Patrick J. and Katherine L.; $256,000. 6925 Aspen View Court: Western Benchmark LLC to York, Roscoe and Ethel M.; $175,000. 2851 Robers Ave.: Harris, Jean M. and Thomas H. to Cannell, Molly C.; $118,000. 3250 Basswood Lane: Trau, William W. Tr. to Brinson, Linda J.; $163,900.

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3375 Kleeman Lake Court: Miller, James A. to Finan, Steven J.; $155,000. 3456 Kleeman Lake Court: Hering Homes Inc. to Peoples Community Bank; $40,000. 3458 Kleeman Lake Court: Hering Homes Inc. to Peoples Community Bank; $40,000. 4824 Kleeman Green Drive: McCrary, Nakia F. to Big Move Properties LLC; $120,100. 5144 Rybolt Road: Smith, Roger E. to Bank of New York Tr.; $70,000. 5162 Rybolt Road: Smith, Roger E. to Bank of New York Tr.; $70,000. 5318 Orchardridge Court: Schwetschenau, Thomas J. and July A. to Myles, Felecia A.; $159,000. 5560 Westwood Northern Blvd.: Schmutte, Anthony L. and Mary M. to Moeller, Marie W.; $75,000. 5573 Leumas Drive: Watts, Bradley M. and Amy E. Shultz to Burrill, Shannon N.; $112,500. 5761 Eula Ave.: Broughton, Amy M. to Michel, Sally S.; $114,000. 5796 Eula Ave.: Landenwitsch, Jeanette E. to Zillich, Kyle A.; $84,500. 5946 Harrison Ave.: Brogan, Matthew to Jackson, Daniel C. Jr.; $80,000. 6298 Springmyer Drive: Davis, Joseph A. and Laura V. Witte to Ortman, Patricia A.; $156,000. 6628 Wesselman Road: Drouant, Frederick J. and Victoria L. to Fifth Third Mortgage Company; $88,000. 6715 Kelsey’s Oak Court: Towne Development Group Ltd. to Bushle, Stephanie L.; $118,000. 7045 Wyandotte Drive: Gebhardt, Jenny to Schneider, Rogar S. and

Amy N. Riesenberg; $176,000. 7236 Southpointe Drive: Ewald, Gary M. and Dianna K. to Murakami, Kiwa; $301,900. 7500 Bridge Point Pass: Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Haft, Richard R. and Julie A.; $276,039. Address not available: Fischer Attached Homes II LLC to McCarthy, James J. and Lindsey N.; $169,980. Tressel Wood Drive: Grand Communities Ltd. to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC; $46,521. 2170 Faywood Ave.: Rook, Robert L. to Lively, Jason E.; $83,000. 2476 South Road: Miller, R. Guy and Lynda V. to Palmer, Roland; $165,000. 2844 Mount Airy Ave.: Bramstedt, Scott D. to Knosp Jonathan M. and Julie M.; $113,500. 3101 Westbourne Drive: Koumoutsos, Susan to Hammons, David and Jessica Smith; $86,500. 3317 Glenmont Lane: Supe, Ronald L. and Shannon R. Barker to Caldwell, Maria T.; $145,000. 3346 Stevie Lane: PHH Mortgage Corporation to Popp, Brett H.; $92,000. 3731 Moonridge Drive: Gorbold, Gary R. and Delores D. to Citimortgage Inc.; $62,000. 3933 Harvestridge Drive: Shappelle, Charles J. and Anna M. to Miller, Robert and Kelly M.; $115,000. 5294 Belclare Road: Kraemer, Betty J. to Ward, Mary Hines; $75,000. 5318 Sidney Road: Boyce, Jason R. and S. Christine Gardner to Lipps, Kevin L.; $110,900. 5348 Orchardridge Court: Simmons, Judaea S. and Carl Lane to DixonRichardson, Mary P.; $150,000.

5449 Muddy Creek Road: Tonne, Pamela M. and John J. Losekamp Jr. to Steffee, Bradley T. and Stephanie Broderick; $68,000. 5652 Sprucewood Drive: Fisher, Robert A. to Mason, Sarah V.; $133,000. 5722 Kroegermount Drive: Tribbe, Marc M. and Leah R. to Rice, Jennifer M.; $132,500. 5971 Calmhaven Drive: National City Bank to Lampe, Christopher and Reinhold A.; $168,500. 6097 Wilmer Road: Burkart, Michael J. and Marika A. to Donawerth, Dustin R.; $145,000. 6326 Taylor Road: Stickrod, Anthony T. Jr. to Dahl, Melissa and Michael; $141,900. 6582 Hearne Road: Lawless, Brandy A. to Eagle Savings Bank; $34,000. 6858 Wesselman Road: Lauck, James M. and Laura A. to Selm, Joseph B. and Lori A.; $332,000. 7177 Tressel Wood Drive: Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Goebel, Kyle A.; $258,508. 7189 Tressel Wood Drive: Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Richards, Stephen and Diana; $241,556. 7591 Skyview Circle: Fischer Attached Homes II LLC to McCarthy, James J. and Lindsey N.; $169,980.

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2517 Flanigan Court: HSBC Mortgage Services Inc. to Gundling, Cortland; $21,600. 5431 Ruddy Court: Hartkemeyer, Paul W. and Ruth to Romero, Fausto A. Lucio and Carol M.

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