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Terry Highbrook, a volunteer at SON Ministries, fills a bag with food at the pantry.

Economy affecting food pantries By Jennie Key jkey@communitypress.com

Area food pantries are feeling the effects of a slumping economy. With the highest unemployment rate in 26 years, the country’s economic news has been bleak, and pantries are seeing a rise in requests for help. Bunny Borchelt, executive director for Serve Our Neighbor Ministries, says requests have easily doubled this year over last, and she is receiving requests for help from unexpected places. “I had clients this summer with master’s degrees who couldn’t find work,” she said. “They have spent their savings, their 401Ks, everything. It is a good thing that unemployment benefits have been extended. It is hard out there.” SON, in operation since 1981, is in the basement at Groesbeck United Methodist Church, 8871 Colerain Ave. It is supported by a number of local churches. SON Ministries is an ecumenically and community supported food pantry for anyone living in Zip code areas 45239, 45247, 45251, or 45252. Borchelt said individual donations are down as well, as many former financial supporters are finding they need to tighten their belts. “Many of our supporters were older people living on their investment income or dividends,” she said. “They just don’t have it to give.”

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St. Xavier High School senior runner Chris Hanson runs in the Division I State Championships at Scioto Downs in Columbus Nov. 7. Hanson’s 29th place finish at 16:33.03 helped the Bombers to a second-place finish.

The pantry is moving into a busy holiday season with shelves more bare than she likes to see them. “I have been praying a lot, and doing my best to trust God for it,” she said. And there are also bright spots: an unexpected $1,000 donation from Cincom employees, a benefit spaghetti dinner scheduled Nov. 7 at White Oak Christian Church will help, and local schools and their holiday food drives are always a blessing. Corpus Christi Catholic Church has operated a food pantry since 1985. It is located in the basement of the parish center at 2014 Springdale Road. Lena Spath, a longtime worker at the Corpus Christi Church Food Pantry, said there is a greater need in this economy, and local businesses and the community have risen to the challenge. “Yes, there is greater need,” she said. “But it always seems like when there’s a need, there grows a great compassion to meet it. We have had an increase in donations not only from our parishioners, but also from companies. We are keeping up, I think.” Spath said the pantry is now looking for donations of turkeys and the trimmings associated with holiday dinners for Thanksgiving and looking ahead to Christmas. “Some people would rather just give money and that’s fine,” she said. “We take it and we fill in where we need things.”

Trustee victors looking to set goals By Jennie Key jkey@communitypress.com

With the election dust settling, Colerain Township’s newly-elected trustees are looking ahead to set goals for the community for the coming year. Incumbent trustee Jeff Ritter said he is eager to begin serving his second term with newly-elected trustee Dennis Deters. “I think we are all going to work well together, and the township is going to move in a good direction,” he said. Ritter said he wants to stress economic development in the new year. “We are going forward with the

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Colerain Avenue streetscape and will be looking for options to support development at Northgate Mall,” he said. Ritter said he has talked with Colerain Township Administrator David Foglesong about the possibility of having a staff retreat in January so the new board can set goals and objectives.

“We are looking at finding a low-cost alternative that will give us a sufficient off-site buffer and allow us to travel home in the evening to avoid the hotel fees,” he said. “We want something that will be productive and cost efficient.” Deters says being elected to the board was gratifying after the work of the campaign. He will be attending executive sessions as an observer to get up to speed on the issues, and says he is eager to begin the work. He says initially he wants to get his bearings, but prioritizing how the township spends its resources is important to him. Once he is sure the budget is in

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Here are the unofficial results for the Colerain Township Trustee race; two to be elected for four- year terms. Dennis P. Deters – 9.917 (39.67%) Jeff Ritter – 8,657 (34.63%) Thomas J. Hart – 6,424 (25.07%) There are 41,278 registered voters in Colerain Township and 17,835 voted, making the township’s turnout rate about 43 percent. order, Deters also says economic development opportunities should be looked at by the board. He welcomes a staff retreat and says he is looking forward to his new responsibilities.

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Three generations cook up community meal By Heidi Fallon hfallon@communitypress.com

Thoughts on Thanks One “Thanksgiving Day” is not adequate time to reflect on all we have to be thankful for. The current economic crisis sometimes masks the blessings we each enjoy and take for granted. Today, Veterans Day, is a vivid reminder of what we most often take for granted, our freedom! Since November 11 falls on a Wednesday and does not give us the benefit of a beloved three-day weekend, it can easily pass by without notice. Sometimes the only reminder we have that it is a special day is when we open our mailboxes and find that federal offices are closed and there is no mail delivery. We should take a moment on this Veteran s Day to remember our freedom. Webster defines freedom as liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another . We enjoy our freedom in many ways. One huge aspect of our freedom is the right and privilege to vote. As was expected in last week s non-presidential election, there was a low turnout but even in a good year, voter turnout is less than 60%. Few people actually consider that to fail to vote is to refuse the gift that someone died to give us. Over 25 million have served to protect us. Ohio is home to over 1.1 million veterans, the sixth highest number in any state. Americans enjoy more personal freedom than most people worldwide! A unique example is our Bill of Rights which was introduced by James Madison to the First United States Congress in 1789 as a series of articles, and came into effect as our first ten amendments on December 15, 1791, giving us important protection of our our rights. Thinking of true freedom, it is awesome to remember that through Jesus Christ’s substitutionary death, He gave us freedom like no other – the opportunity to be free from sin! Second Corinthians 5:21 says, “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” Christ died to pay for our sin that we might be free from sin! What freedom! Freedom from power of sin, the penalty of sin and even the guilt of sin! Let’s make November a thanksgiving month. Let’s remember to thank our veterans for fighting to obtain and protect our freedom and most importantly, to thank God for the freedom He makes available through His blood, shed for us. Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:00AM Sunday Morning . . . . . . 8:45 & 11:00AM Sunday Evening . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30PM Wednesday Bible Study . . . . . . . . 7:00PM Teen SWAT (Wed) . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00PM Awana (Wed) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00PM Visit us on the web at

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The youngest member of the kitchen crew apparently didn’t inherit her grandmother’s and mother’s love of cooking. No matter. Stephanie Ober is happy to help her grandmother, Helen Mason, and mom, Robin Lighthall, dish up one of the weekly free community dinners at St. Paul United Church of Christ. The threesome volunteer for the third Tuesday of the month, leaving the other Tuesdays to other congregation members. It’s something they enjoy doing as a family and for others, they said while cutting slices of homemade turkey pot pies. “I see families struggling where I work,” Ober said, “and I know how hard it is for some to feed their families right now. “I don’t really like to cook, but mom and grandma are great cooks and grandma tries to help everyone.”

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Three generations of cooks were in the kitchen at St. Paul United Church of Christ serving up the weekly free community dinner. From left is Helen Mason, Stephanie Ober and Robin Lighthall. Even at 84, Mason doesn’t let much of anything keep her from pitching in to be of assistance when it comes to her church, her daughter, Lighthall, said. Mason’s been a member for 30-plus years and, like her daughter, lives in Colerain Township. Ober lives in Mount Healthy. Getting ready for their weekly dinner meant starting several days early, dicing ingredients for their pot

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School board gets two new faces By Jennie Key jkey@communitypress.com

Elaine Gauck says she is nothing if not persistent. One of two new members on the Northwest Local School District Board of Education, she says it took her six tries to get there. She says her first six months on the board will be spent listening and learning. “I have a lot to learn,” she said, “and I am looking forward to it. I am very happy to be part of the board of education.” David Denny was also successful in his bid for a seat on the board. Denny who ran for the board two

Gauck Denny years ago, said he was pleased to be elected this go-round. “I hope I can add value to the board,” he said. He also says the first six months will be a time of getting up to speed with the board. “I have an understanding of what’s going on, an idea of where we are headed, but in that first six

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months, I will be digging deeper,” he said. “I don’t have an agenda of my own; I don’t think Detzel that’s part of the job description.” Incumbent Pam Detzel returns for her fourth term as a board member. She is finishing her 12th year on the board, and said she is looking forward to continuing her work. “It means a lot to me that our community has supported me all these years.” she said. “Now that we have achieved an excellent rating for our district, it is important to support our teachers in the classroom so that we can maintain our excellent rating as well. Detzel says the uncertainty of school funding and additional unfunded man-

dates from the state the biggest obstacles facing the district. “I look forward to working with both David Denny and Elaine Gauck as we work through these critical issues together. As long as we keep ‘What's best for all students’ as our primary focus, I believe we will be able to be successful,” she said. “I also would like to thank both Fred Hunt and Bruce Gehring for all of their work and dedication to the district. Both of these men have contributed so much to our district and they will be missed.” Hunt’s came in fourth in his re-election bid. He said he was disappointed with the results but he wished the board and school district success moving forward. “I will be leaving my role being most grateful for having worked with some of

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Here are the unofficial results for the Northwest Local School District Board of Education; three to be elected for a four- year term. Pamela L. Detzel – 11,383 (27.63%) David Denny – 8,996 (21.84%) Elaine Gauck – 8,834 (21.44%) Fred Hunt – 7,962 (19.33%) Dexter Harold Carpenter – 4.024 (9.77%). There are 53,585 registered voters in the Northwest Local School District and 24,333 voted, giving the district a turnout of about 45 percent. the most dedicated professionals I have ever known. Their hard work every day has led to the district’s excellent rating,” he said. “I am humbled to have been entrusted with serving our children and community for the past five years. God must have other plans for me and the district.”

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Green Twp. Trustees get back to work By Kurt Backscheider kbackscheider@communitypress.com

With the election now behind them, Green Township Trustees Tracy Winkler and David Linnenberg said they are eager to continue working to serve township residents. B o t h incumbent trustees retained their jobs in the Winkler election Tuesday, Nov. 3. According to unofficial results from the Hamilton County Board of Trustees, Linnenberg Winkler was the highest vote getter with 15,008 votes and Linnenberg placed second with 11,049 votes. Challenger Tom Pfahler received 4,952 votes. Winkler, who was reelected to her second fouryear term, said she will continue the work she’s started and keep addressing concerns brought forth by residents. She said one of her main priorities is making sure some of the older neighborhoods in Green Township do not decline. “Stopping the decline of the older properties in the township is one of the biggest concerns I hear,” she said. “We need to continue to be proactive with our property maintenance code.” Winkler said looking for ways to improve the parks and adding sidewalks and other pedestrian connections between neighborhoods is another way to be proactive in maintaining a nice community. She said working with developers and residents to ensure every new development project is high quality and a benefit to all the residents of the township will be a goal of hers as well. She said new quality developments will add to the aesthetics of the township and help raise property values. Linnenberg, who was appointed to the board in June 2008, said he was very pleased to be elected to his first four-year term. He said his main priority for the next four years is to make sure Green Township is an attractive community for young families. He said the township should work to open new parks, build new sidewalks and bike paths and welcome nice new restaurants and shops in order to stop the loss of families to West Chester and Mason. “My big goal is to work hard to develop nice parks and bring in those quality restaurants and shops in a cost effective way to the township,” he said. “We don’t want just anything to build in Green Township. We have to look for the quality developments.” He and Winkler both said the board and administration must also continue to closely watch the budget, and provide residents the services they need at a reasonable cost. Linnenberg said township residents enjoy some of the lowest taxes in the region, and the board will work to keep offering the best services for the best price.


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The three winners for the Mount Healthy City School District Board of Education board are all looking forward to the opening of three new school buildings next year. Voters returned all three incumbent board members to the board of education Nov. 3. Current board president Don Wolf, who has served

on the board more than 30 years, says he is happy to have the opportunity to see the new school buildings completed. “That’s what I’m here for,” he said. “It’s one of the biggest things that has ever happened to Mount Healthy – $93 million worth of new construction. We want to make sure construction stays on schedule and we’re

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ready to open for school in the fall.” Carole Ellis listed seeing the new buildKilgore ings open on time as her top goal, as well. Emmett Kilgore also said getting the new buildings finished and open was important in coming months, and he’s also focused on what happens inside those new buildings. “We need to keep working toward that Excellent rating,” he said. Wolf says having all five board members staying for

By the numbers Here are the unofficial results for the Mount Healthy City School District Board of Education race; three to be elected for a four- year term. Carole M. Ellis – 3,192 (27.07%) Donald E. Wolf – 3,038 (25.76%) Emmett Kilgore – 2,785 (23.62%) Thomas Kuhns – 2,777 (23.55%) There are 17,427 registered voters in the Mount Healthy City School District and 6,783 voted, giving the district a 39 percent turnout.

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the next two years is a good thing. “We work well together,” he said. “We have good people working for the district, and I think we can get a lot done.”

Mt. Healthy voters pass emergency renewal By Jennie Key jkey@communitypress.com

Mount Healthy Superintendent Dave Horine says he’s pleased voters approved the renewal of an emergency levy. Voters renewed a a 1.39mill levy that generates $500,000 annually for the district. Of 6,682 votes cast,

3,835 (57 percent), said yes, and 2,847 (43 percent) said no. There are 17,427 registered voters in the district; turnout was about 39 percent. “We are extremely pleased our voters passed this levy,” he said. “It’s important to the district; we haven’t had new operating funds since 2003; we certainly can’t afford to lose

any of the current money we receive.” He added that state funding levels are still uncertain. Horine said the levy passing means the district dodges additional cuts for now. “It’s tight,” he said of the budget. “We are going to do the best we can to make this money stretch as far as possible.” The emergency levy was

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McAuley High School senior Kelly L. Schmidt recently received a Better Business Bureau Foundation’s Students of Integrity Scholarship. Schmidt was one of only four seniors in the region, and the only young woman from a Catholic high school, to receive the $1,000 award. She applied for the scholarship in the spring, and was asked to write an essay describing an ethical situation she had faced in her life and the way in which she handled it. Schmidt is co-president of both

McAuley’s History Club and Latin Club, and is a four-year participant in certamen team, academic team, Leadership Council, Key Club and Ambassadors Club. Outside of school, she is the president of the Young Ladies’ Living History Society and volunteers at Habitat for Humanity, Heritage Village Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. The daughter of Michael and Mary Pat Schmidt of White Oak, Schmidt plans to major in history and classics in college.

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Thursday, Nov. 12 – Salisbury steak with gravy, buttered noodles, green peas, fruit crisp. Friday, Nov. 13 – Turkey noodle soup, cheese quesadilla, salsa, chilled fruit cup. Monday, Nov. 16 – Hamburger on a multigrain bun, seasoned corn, applesauce. Tuesday, Nov. 17 – Breakfast sausage, French toast sticks with syrup, baked apple slices, juice. Wednesday, Nov. 18 – Pizza, seasoned mixed vegetables, orange smiles.

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Thursday, Nov. 12 – Pizza, tossed salad, mixed fruit (Big Red Smokey on a bun). Friday, Nov. 13 – Chicken rings with sauce, carrots with dip, fruit juice bar (manager’s choice). Monday, Nov. 16 – French toast sticks with syrup, hash browns, sausage, apple juice (cereal and sausage). Tuesday, Nov. 17 – Chicken tenders, macaroni and cheese, green beans, pineapple tidbits (mini sub sandwich). Wednesday, Nov. 18 – Turkey and gravy, mashed potatoes, dinner roll, peas, mixed fruit (ham and cheese sandwich).

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McAuley High School senior Kelly L. Schmidt recently received a Better Business Bureau Foundation’s Students of Integrity Scholarship.

Thursday, Nov. 12 – Hamburger or cheeseburger, French fries (riblet sandwich). Friday, Nov. 13 – Chicken quesadilla pizza with salsa, broccoli and cheese (manager’s choice). Monday, Nov. 16 – Chicken tenders, rice with gravy, peas (turkey Coronado). Tuesday, Nov. 17 – Pizza, corn (chicken salad sandwich). Wednesday, Nov. 18 – Three-way chili spaghetti, mixed vegetables, oyster crackers (stuffed baked potato).

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Ten Colerain Elementary teachers recently received $100 gift certificates to use for their classrooms from the Groesbeck Wal-Mart through its Teacher Rewards Program. Pictured from front left are Wal-Mart employee Lannette Davis and community coordinator Jo Ann Pratt, and teachers Dea Brueneman, Nicole Reed-McNeal and Janice Nauman; second row, Principal Denny Nagel, Wal-Mart assistant manager Tim Taylor, and teachers Dave Berry, Amy Green, Christine Hudson, Sue Wilkens, Fay Ogletree and Sharon Siller. Not pictured is teacher Sarah Stover.

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The St. Ursula Academy dance team recently won several awards at the Universal Dance Association Dance Team Training and Competition in Miami University. The team received a superior rating and a trophy for outstanding achievement. They also received a second-place trophy for their home routine, “Paranoid,” choreographed by coach Lauren Andrews, team captain Rachel Tonnis received the Captain’s Outstanding Award and the team was chosen by the other teams in attendance for the Super Spirit Award. Pictured from front left are Jessica Powers, Jenny Bruns, Rachel Tonnis, Sophia Proctor and Marika Huelskamp; second row, Kelli Miller, Carly Hube, Danielle Conine, Natalie Welage, Allison Visconti, Audrey Hemmer, Rachel Barry, Michelle Wlotzko, Hanna Worrall and Ellen Upham.

HONOR ROLLS McAuley High School

The following students have earned honors for the first quarter of the 2009-2010 school year.

Freshmen

First honors: Megan Dollenmeyer, Abigail Doyle, Margaret Egbers, Christina Farwick, Courtney Haverbusch, Grace Jacobsen, Emily Meyer, Julie Mullins, Kelly Neeb, Samantha Nissen, Danielle Reynolds, Bridget Roden, Anna Rothan, Olivia Schaefer, Emily Schwartz, Brenna Silber, Kaitlyn Sterwerf, Sarah Stevens, Hannah Toberman, Claire Tonnis, Kelsey Voit, Cara Walden and Lauren Wilke. Second honors: Victoria Albert, Elyssa Anderson, Amber Bahrani, Taylor Baston, Alexis Bierbaum, Brooke Bigner, Samantha Billinghurst, Taylor Bove, Katherine Branscum, Elizabeth Bren, Samantha Brock, Jessica Bushman, Mary-Kathleen Carraher, Abigail Chaulk, Allison Cimino, Marissa Collins, Elizabeth Crocker, Rebecca Davis, Desiree Dick, Amanda Dreyer, Mollie Effler, Jamie Ertel, Hailey Evans, Allysa Fago, Savannah Frank, Caitlin Ginn, Meghan Goldick, Kristin Graff, Marisa Grimes, Katherine Guban, Lindsey Gump, Samantha Hayes, Jordan Heller, Molly Hennard, Amanda Herbert, Caroline Hoffman, Leah Houchens, Kayla Howard, Sydney Jung, Celina Junker, Stephanie Kyle, Elizabeth Lawson, Elisa Manning, Caitlin Martin, Jordann McNamara, Abbey Meister, Avery Menke, Mollie Mosley, Katelyn Muench, Jamie Mushrush, Rachael Oakley, Katherine Orth, Amie Overberg, Emily Paul, Judith Pearce, Holly Petrocelli, Rachel Pierani, Taylor Pifher, Carol Ratterman, Katelyn Richter, Paige Rinear, Christine Ruhe, Rachel Rumpke, Olivia Schmitt, Amanda Schrand, Allison Schuler, Annie Schulz, Emily Schute, Brittney Sheldon, Rebecca Slageter, Mary Taphorn, Andrea Trach, Elizabeth Witzgall and Megan Zelasko.

Sophomores

First honors: Stephanie Ambach, Katarina Anhofer, Gabrielle Bolin, Cayla Brakers, Emily Brandt, Sarah Buescher, Jordan Chard, Stephanie Dailey, Kelsey Gibboney,

Ellana Hagedorn, Jessica Kerr, Abigail Krabacher, Sara Krueger, Sarah Kuhn, Rachel Lusheck, Kelly O'Shaughnessy, Kayla Orso, Abby Osborne, Danielle Pfeifer, Sarah Pierce, Haley Poli, Samantha Rack, Samantha Reid, Danielle Ripperger, Brooke Sabatelli, Cassidy Sanders, Jessica Skitt, Sidney Stacy, Jenna Taylor, Abigail Thiemann, Karlie Torok, Cara Vordenberge, Malia Wenning, Rebekah West, Zoe Widmer, Megan Williams, Sarah Workman and Dorsey Ziller. Second honors: Kristin Alverson, Julie Arnold, Samantha Ballway, Emily Bates, Sarah Bepler, Anna Bonham, Sarah Brandt, Megan Brenner, T. Mackenzie Bryant, Courtney Campbell, Alison Deitsch, Hailey Deyhle, Haley Donovan, Jessica Ellert, Nicole Emig, Alyssa Estep, Jennifer Fern, Jenna Foppe, Abigail Forry, Megan Fox, Rachel Frank, Alodie Girmann, Emily Goddard, Olivia Grieszmer, Lisa Hellkamp, Erin Hennard, Kaitlyn Holley, Jessica Homer, Kayla Hunley, Leanna Icard, Olivia Jester, Elizabeth Kibler, Kristen Kluener, Christine Kristof, Kira Liggins, Cassandra Lindeman, Jennifer Lipps, Abagail Lucas, Sara Masur, Julie McKendry, Allison Miller, Kayla Morton, Brianne Mullenger, Meghan Nauman, Shannon O'Connell, Alexis Obach, Clarissa Otis, Megan Paul, Bailey Pearce, Laney Pierani, Molly Pierani, Amber Raterman, Latanya Roberts, Emilee Rumke, Melissa Scherpenberg, Leah Schmidt, Danielle Seiter, Alaina Silber, Madelynn Sillies, Katie Solzsmon, Rebecca Stansell, Marie Stevenot, Abigail Tanner, Arielle Torbeck, Erika Wagner, Marianna Wolf, Bria Wyatt and Hannah Zapf.

Juniors

First honors: Nicole Ashcraft, Nicole Beccaccio, Erin Bepler, Erin Bergmann, Meredith Bodkin, Alexa Bolin, Cassandra Brakers, Elizabeth Brock, Mary Broering, Kerry Caddell, Mai Chu, Bridget Crowley, Lindsey Decher, Elizabeth Doyle, Susan Findley, Alyssa Finke, Kathryn Flanigan, Morgan Gelhausen, Aimee Green, Elise Hargis, Andrea Heckle, Megan Heckmann, Malia Hess, Grace Hoesl, Ashley Johns, Leslie Lohbeck, Chelsey Maag, Elizabeth Morris, Molly Murrison, Amanda Rapien, Jennifer

Rosenacker, Laura Rothan, Tayler Thress, Julia Timme, Katherine Wernke, Kayla Wilmes and Emily York. Second honors: Sarah Allison, Kelli Baum, Jordan Beal, Jennifer Beck, Jayme Bittner, Emily Blessing, Allison Bollin, Emily Branscum, Danielle Browning, Sarah Bushman, Kimberly Calder, Chloe Caldwell, Elizabeth Ceddia, Christine Conway, El-Asa Crawford, Anna Denuzio, Brianna Doxsey, Jamie Duccilli, Abigail Engel, Mary Findley, Colleen Flynn, Katherine Giglio, Rebecca Giuliano, Nora Goetzman, Allyson Goldick, Christina Gruenwald, Kathyna Gutman, Sarah Haverkos, Nicole Helmers, Anna Herrmann, Mary Herzog, Emily Imhoff, Krista Issler, Emily Jester, Rebecca Jones, Justine Junker, Megan Kaake, Emily Kacner, Brittani Kohls, Jamie Kolb, Melissa Kolb, Jessica Larkin, Megan Lawwill, Elizabeth Loxterkamp, Maria Lupp, Sarah Maraan, Joy McGee, Jordanne Mitchell, Samantha Morrissey, Catherine Murray, Kelley Namaky, Shawn O'Brien, Samantha O'Hara, Carley Powell, Melissa Quinlan, Alysha Reed, Caitlin Roberts, Kelly Rogers, Madison Sabatelli, Natalie Sagel, Allison Sander, Rachel Scheper, Michelle Schmidt, Nicole Schmidt, Lauren Schneider, Sarah Seig, Nicole Sifri, Megan Sparks, Claire Speirs, Vera Straub, Lindsey Totten, Kaylyn Vonkorff, Mallory Waters, Brooke Weber, Brittany Wyatt, Kathryn Yoder, Rachel Young, Alexandra Zimmer, Melanie Zinser and Kaitlyn Zoz.

Seniors

First honors: Olivia Anhofer, Katherine Anneken, Stephanie Bates, Alexandra Bowman, Fiona Burzynski, Brittany Campbell, Kelsey Copes, Julie Depauw, Cynthia Dickman, Kelli Dorr, Alexandra Duell, Michelle Hausman, Elizabeth Helpling, Alexis Hendy, Kate Hill, Lauren Hillner, Ashley Jansen, Catherine Junker, Grace Junker, Jessica Kahny, Lauren Krabacher, Jillian Leedy, Kelly McDonald, Maria Meyer, Tracy Minich, Rebecca Moore, Kathryn Newsom, Kortney Pifher, Ann Marie Roth, Kelly Schmidt, Kelly Schmidt, Rebecca Schmidt, Emily Schoenlaub, Amanda Schultz, Lauren Schultz, Olivia Sillies, Allison Smith, Mary Soriano, z1livia Thiemann,

J. Abigail Vehr, Stephanie Ventura, Paula Vogelpohl, Jennifer Voit, Chelsea Wells, Sarah Weyer, Megan Whitacre, Maura Winters, Laura Yoder and Brittany Zins. Second honors: Dana Adams, Anna Marie Albanese, Tess Alexander, Madeline Anderson, Christine Baarendse, Anna Ball, Alexis Barnhart, Jaime Beck, Juliana Bergen, Allison Bergmann, Jamie Berling, Kathleen Bertke, Stephanie Billinghurst, Ashley Blust, Lauren Brookes, Emily Brunsman, Megan Casada, Hayley Cole, Jamie Coogan, Alexandria Crawford, Molly Creed, Catherine Dannhausen, Esther Diller, Danielle Doerger, Gabrielle Doerger, Nicole Epure, Madison Frey, Rachel Fries, Ashley Gabriel, Morgan Gauthier, Emily Geiger, Lauren Glines, Gabrielle Hempel, Madeline Herbert, Lindsey Hice, Pauline Holthaus, Jenna Igel, Sarah Johansing, Kirsten Kipp, Caitlin Kramer, Rebecca Lamping, Rebecca Lawson, Brittany Luipold, Kathryn Markus, Stephanie Mcmahon, Jessica Morgan, Veronica Murphy, Chelsea Myers, Abigail Packer, Taylor Parr, Cynthia Pyle, Nicole Rasche, Brittany Raterman, Rebecca Reis, Faith Rinklin, Allison Rothert, Mackenzie Sanders, Molly Schlotman, Lauren Schmitt, Jamye Stuckey, Kathryn Thatcher, Jacquelyn Toberman, Alexandra Waldman, Michelle Watson, Carly Weir, Elizabeth Wiebell, Amanda Wietmarschen, Abagayle Witzgall, Erin Wood, Andrea Yates and Emily Ziller.

Mount Notre Dame High School

The following sudents have earned honors for the first quarter of the 2009-2010 school year.

Freshmen

First honors: Kaitlyn Ballachino, Clare Lees, Margaret Lohmann, Alexandra Popken and Raegan Willertz. Second honors: Holly Ayres, Keisha Benjamin-Munson, Zai Johns and McKenzie Jones.

Sophomores

First honors: Alexandrea Lohmann and Leti-

cia Mejia. Second honors: Tess Austin, Dominique Davis, Andrea Evers, Alexandria Geppert, Jessica Letsche and Jasmine Storms.

Juniors

First honors: Catherine Wilson. Second honors: Carla Cimo, Hannah Gerth, Kirsten Mesch, Ciara Rosser and Elena Strecker.

Seniors

Second honors: Kelsey Brown, Elizabeth Kraemer, Elizabeth Lemming and Emily Snyder.

Westside Montessori High School

The following students have earned honors for the first quarter of the 2009-2010 school year.

A Honors

Taylor Hlebak, Indyasia Johnson, Christiana Somers and Andrew Uetrecht.

A Average

Nara Arnold, Brittany Brandenburg, Diana Contreras, Destiny Hendricks, Jasmine Hill, Jaila Lawrence, Joshua Maull, Brennan Robb, Lee Sanders, Tyler Tekulve and Kabria Tyler.

B Average

Gabrielle Allen, Samaya Allen, Victoria Anthony, Jenelle Belcher, Chelsey Brock, Alaina Brooks, Brandi Campbell, Karyssa Chappell, Delisa Chenault, Briana Collins, Najeebah Dailey, Ryan Donohue, Shamiyah Hood, Alexis Janes-Maye, Te’Aira Johnson, Jazmyn Jordan, Arshpreet Kaur, Kamari Khalfani, Anthony Lane, Maxwell Leach, Christopher Martin, Laukita Mathews, Berheen McCollum, Kendra Myles, Dahnae Parrott, Matthew Quinn, Lee Sanders, Damokeem Seldon, Shadel Smith, Patrick Sonderman, Shannon Spain, Jawaun Strover, Michael Tucker, Jana Twitty, Jamyia Watkins, Diamond Webb, Aisha Whitby and Cameron White.


SPORTS BRIEFLY

Mercy grad has 11 kills

Mercy High School graduate Missy Harpenau, a sophomore volleyball player for University of Cincinnati, made 11 kills and 14 digs for her 12th kill-dig double-double of the season during the Bearcats’ Nov. 1 game against Syracuse University. For the fourth time in the last six matches, the UC volleyball team hit more than .300 as a team as the Bearcats defeated Syracuse 3-1 (21-25, 25-13, 25-18, 258) at Fifth Third Arena.

Second team all-star

Thomas More College junior forward Aaron Osborne, a LaSalle High School graduate, was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic AllDistrict IV Men’s Soccer Second Team Oct. 30, by the College of Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Osborne carries a 3.44 grade point average in political science. Through the first 17 matches this season, Osborne has set the single season school record for goals (19) and points scored (43) and also owns the school record for career goals (55) and points scored (102). Osborne and the rest of the Saints wrapped up the regular season Oct. 31, when they hosted Waynesburg University on Senior Day at The Bank of Kentucky Field in Crestview Hills, Ky.

Tabar scores for Mount

College of Mount St. Joseph beat Manchester College 31-7, Oct. 31, with help from Derick Tabar, a Colerain High School graduate, who scored a touchdown on a 24yard reception. The win gives the Mount an automatic qualifier from the HCAC into the NCAA Division III playoffs. The Mount is 8-0 overall, and 6-0 in conference.

Mason scores for NKU

Northwest High School graduate Amanda Mason added a goal and two assists for the top-seeded Northern Kentucky University women’s soccer team (16-2), Nov. 1. NKU shut out Rockhurst 4-0 in the Nov. 1 Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament game. The top-seeded Norse rolled to a 3-0-halftime lead and defeated eighth-seeded Rockhurst (7-10-1) for the second time this season. As of Nov. 6, NKU, ranked 10th nationally in the NCAA Division II poll, had not lost since dropping a 2-1 decision at Indianapolis on Sept. 20. The Norse have since reeled off 11 consecutive victories.

MND senior signs

Mount Notre Dame High School senior lacrosse player Stephanie Schmalz recently signed with Canisus College in Buffalo, N.Y. Schmalz is a Colerain Township resident who plays lacrosse and field hockey. She plans to study pre-med. Schmalz also had interest from Notre Dame University, University of Louisville, Navy and St. Joseph’s University.

Northwest grad scores

Thomas More College women’s soccer team shut out Chatham University, Oct. 18. Senior Forward Deanna Goshdigian, a Northwest High School graduate, scored two goals to lead the 25th-ranked Thomas More women’s soccer team to the 4-0 shutout.

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Making its first postseason appearance since 2005, the Mount Healthy High School football team fell 416 at Trotwood-Madison in the opening round of the Division II State Tournament Nov. 6. The Fighting Owls finish the season 7-4. Mount Healthy struggled to contain Trotwood-Madison running back Antawn Gilbert, who carried 18 times for 211 yards and four touchdowns – in the first half. The Owls entered the game averaging 261 yards of offense, but they mustered just 119 last Friday. Junior running back Tracey Barnes scored on a 12-yard touchdown run to give Mount Healthy its only points of the night. Still, it was an impressive season for first-year head coach Arvie Crouch, who led Mount Healthy to a share of the FAVC-Scarlet championship. The Fighting Owls opened the season with a 34-32 loss at Roger Bacon before winning their next three games over Western Hills, Aiken and Walnut Hills. Mount Healthy then fell to 3-3 following losses to Milford and Talawanda. “We weren’t used to winning and didn’t know how to handle it,” Crouch said. Following its loss to Talawanda, however, Mount Healthy ended the regular season on a fourgame winning streak. Its defense allowed only 8.5 points per game during that stretch. The team was led by 6-6 junior defensive lineman Joel Heath, who topped the team in sacks (6.5) forced fumbles (two) and fumble recoveries (two). “Joel is a phenomenal athlete, and he’s done a good job in terms of putting effort in and getting better at technique,” Crouch said. The secondary, meanwhile, forced an impressive 18 interceptions, as five

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Mount Healthy High School head football coach Arvie Crouch clutches the FAVC-Scarlet championship trophy while posing with members of his team at a pep rally Nov. 6. Mount Healthy qualified for the postseason for the first time since 2005.

Owls – Desmond Burton, Tyler Earley, Allen Carter III, Jeremy Hauser and Mark Cornist – each recorded at least three picks. “We try to hurry quarterbacks and get them to make bad decisions, and we ended up with a lot of interceptions,” Crouch said. As a unit, the defense led the FAVC in defense, finishing first among 18 teams; they yielded just 207.8 yards per game and allowed the third-fewest points, at 16.4. “We did pretty well all year defensively,” Crouch said. “We have guys who are willing to play as a team.” Offensively, Mount Healthy employed a stellar ground game in which five players – Cornist, Denzel Larkin, Tracey Barnes, Devin Brown and Jeremiah Tolbert – averaged at least 4.2 yards per carry (minimum 40 attempts). “We’ve had lots of guys contributing,” Crouch said. “(Junior) Denzel Larkin is a first-year quarterback who’s a really solid player, very intelligent. He’s made some bad decisions this year, but

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Arvie Crouch holds the FAVC-Scarlet championship trophy while addressing the student body in the Mount Healthy gym during a pep rally for the football team Nov. 6. he’s made a lot of great ones. “And (senior) Devin Brown is a playmaker. There’s not one game this year where he didn’t make a (big) play.” Larkin led the team in yards (608) and touchdowns (seven rushing, two passing) this year, while Brown led in yards per carry (6.1). Crouch credited his offensive line for its play, particularly seniors Richard Tevis and Cameron Feltner and juniors Donald AdamBaggett, Mitchell Brantley and Montez Lee. “Our O-Line is unbelievable,” Crouch said. “They block very well.” Crouch also praised the progress of senior running back and safety Mark Cor-

nist, who was academically ineligible last season. “He’s really turned his life around, and I’m happy for him,” Crouch said. “He’s really our only true twoway player.” Mount Healthy made its sixth tournament appearance this decade; the Owls qualified for the playoffs every year from 2001 to 2005. They’ve never made it past the first round. Although they hoped to advance further this year, the Owls’ future certainly looks bright with Crouch at the helm. “It’s good times at Mount Healthy right now,” he said.

St. Xavier 37, Centerville 12

The Bombers raced out to a 13-0 lead and took a 27-6 advantage into halftime. Senior running back Tanner Vidal got St. X on the scoreboard with a 23-yard touchdown reception from Luke Massa, and sophomore running back Conor Hundley followed with a 10-yard run to give the Bombers a 13-0 cushion. After a Centerville touchdown, senior defensive back Gregory Versteeg recovered a fumble for St. X and ran 48 yards for a touchdown. Senior tight end Alex

Longi led St. X with six catches for 82 yards and two touchdowns, including a 39-yard score to open the fourth quarter. Will Carroll chipped in with two receptions for 57 yards. Senior quarterback Luke Massa was 13-of-16 passing for 187 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. The Bombers used seven different rushers on the night; Hundley led the way with 15 carries for 84 yards, while junior Daniel Braswell added seven for 47. The St. X defense had four sacks and forced four turnovers – including three interceptions – and held Centerville to 90 rushing yards on 30 attempts. The Bombers, the topseeded team in Region 4, advance to play GCL-South rival Elder, which downed Dayton Huber Heights Wayne, 35-14, at The Pit. The game will be Saturday, Nov. 14, at a site to be determined. St. X defeated Elder 17-7 on Oct. 2. Panther wide receiver Tim O’Conner was injured on the first play of the game after hauling in a 36-yard reception. O’Conner, who will play for Indiana University, returned to action against Wayne. He caught three balls for 88 yards, including a 42-yard touchdown reception.

Bombers finish 2nd at state cross country By Tony Meale tmeale@communitypress.com

Vying for its fourth state title in school history, the St. Xavier High School cross country team finished second at the Division I State Championship at Scioto Downs in Columbus Nov. 7. The Bombers, which totaled 118 points, finished behind state champion Cleveland St. Ignatius (82) but ahead of Sylvania Northview (137) and Mason (146), which took third and fourth, respectively. St. X was led by junior Jack Butler (16:28.52), who finished 24th overall, and seniors Eric Gruenbacher (16:32.12) and Chris Hanson (16:33.03), who finished 27th and 29th, respectively. Also contributing were senior Gus Walter (16:59.43), junior Greg Sanders (16:59.69), senior Tyler Smith (17:11.29) and senior Mike Gerhardt

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St. Xavier High School senior runner Chris Hanson runs in the Division I State Championships at Scioto Downs in Columbus Nov. 7. Hanson helped the Bombers to a second-place finish. (18:05.28). Mason junior Zach Wills (15:45.11) won the state title for the second consecutive year. The Bombers advanced to state after claiming their second GCL-South title in three years and winning district and regional championships.

The key to their success was depth, as 29 Bombers broke 18 minutes and 13 broke 17 minutes. St. X also had four runners – Butler, Gruenbacher, Hanson and Walter – earn first-team allleague honors. No other squad had more than two. “From the very begin-

ning of the season, the guys knew we should have a great deal of depth, and that makes practices more competitive,” head coach Mike Dehring said. “The guys realized, ‘If I want to be in the top 7, I need to run today. Because there are a lot of guys who are talented and who want my spot.’” But Dehring was impressed with the maturity and humility of all his runners this season. “We have a lot of guys who could run in the top 7 for other squads, but even though they don’t, they still love and support the guys who do,” he said. Arguably the Bombers’ most consistent performer was Gruenbacher, who finished third at districts and fourth at regionals. “Eric has brought the level of everyone’s training up to his own; that might be the biggest thing he’s done for us this season,” Dehring said.

“The consistency of his work ethic and the way he approaches everything have been fantastic. If you tell him to do something, he’ll do it to the full letter of the law.” Dehring was also pleasantly surprised with his two non-senior runners at state – Sanders and Butler, who placed second overall at districts. St. X, which finished 12th at Scioto Downs in 2008, has qualified for the state tournament 22 of the last 23 years, including 18 straight from 1987 to 2004. The Bombers won state titles in 1998, 2000 and 2003. “Our goal every day – whether it’s in practice or a meet – is to be as good as we can be,” Dehring said. “As with anything in coaching or teaching, all you want to see is a kid succeed and get better, and we’ve had so many guys make incredibly leaps forward. It’s been a great year.”


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The St. James third grade football team wears pink socks during their game against St. Bartholomew/St. Vivian on Oct. 4 to raise awareness about breast cancer. In front, from left, are Brent Flynn, Noah Weingartner, Kevin Smith, Vinny Abbatiello, Peyton Meyer, Casey Meiners, Nick Treinen, Dustin Lehn, Jake Lawson, Drew Nieman, Ben Lowry and Cameron Kiley. In second row are Ryan Sparks, Jared Zimmerman, Carson Kiley, Joe Linneman, Jackson Klosterman, Ethan Fries, Kodyn Lambert, Brendan Burck, Alex Burger, Adam Renyolds and Blake Smith. in back are coaches Chris Kiley, Scott Lawson, Chris Lowry, A.J. Nieman and Jeremy Lambert.

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Kerry Smith, the head coach of the La Salle Little Lancers Wrestling Club, invites any student in the sixth grade or younger to join the wrestling club at La Salle. Practices have already started and they are from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays and 6 -7:30 p.m. Fridays at the De La Salle Memorial Building. It will cost $60 per kid, which covers administration, league fee, secondary insurance and a trophy for completing the year. Contact Coach Smith at 6083142.

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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 on Nov. 14-15 for U8U18/19 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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La Salle High School junior cross country runner Kevin Kluesener runs in the Division I State Championship at Scioto Downs in Columbus Nov. 7. 1986 squad throughout elimination rounds. Though his current crop of runners weren’t born yet, 1986 holds a special place in the long-time coach’s heart as the first Lancer team to make state. The 1986 Lancers rallied to take second place at state after finishing third during the league, district and regional finals. With the current squad replicating those results exactly up until state, Russo was sure to mention the 1986 squad early and often, he said. At the 2009 Division I State Championships, La Salle finished in 16th place with 348 points. Cleveland St. Ignatius won the Division I team title at 82 points. La Salle was led by jun-

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League finals to tune-up for districts. Bokeno’s first meet back was the Division I District Championships on Oct. 24. La Salle advanced to regionals with its third-place finish at districts. The Lancers were led by a sixthplace performance from junior Alex Thiery at 16:53.50. Hawes finished 11th at 17:16.70. Bokeno finished 12th at 17:18.80 with La Salle junior Kevin Kluesener taking 14th place at 17:22.50. “As soon as we got (Bokeno and Hawes) back, the whole energy and confidence level of the team took a 180,” Russo said. At regionals Oct. 31, La Salle advanced with another third-place finish while qualifying to state. Hawes led the way for La Salle with a 14th-place finish at 16:35.15. Thiery took 18th place at 16:52.40 and was closely followed by Bokeno’s 26thplace time of 17:03.77 Kluesener (39th place at 17:14.96) and junior Matt Nie (54th place at 17:29) also scored for La Salle at regionals. Lancer senior Rob Rippenger was also a part of the state qualifying team. “It was even more of a special moment this year with all the adversity we dealt with,” Russo said of the state qualification. “They pulled it all together and executed on a great race plan (at regionals). “We are just getting into peak-performance shape (for regionals and districts),” Russo added. Nie started the season with the Lancers’ junior varsity team before helping launch La Salle into the state championships, Russo said. “(Nie) continued to improve every week and he was a huge key this past weekend for (our state qualification,” Russo said. “The saying in cross country is that you are only as good as your fifth man. “That never held more true. Matt Nie was the key to our overall team success,” Russo added. La Salle took third place at the GCL South Division finals before rumbling through the post-season and ultimately landing at state. “To see a team turn it around when most people were counting us out says a lot about their resiliency and toughness,” Russo said. “It’s the ‘never say die’ attitude they have. “They’ve come so far. We made a quantum leap the past few weeks,” Russo added.


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Thanks Troop 641

The Colerain Community Association thanks Ed Fisher, Scoutmaster of Troop 641 from St. John the Baptist, the Scouts and the fathers who picked up litter at Blue Rock and Ronald Reagan Highway on Oct. 24. They really made a difference on Make a Difference Day in Greater Cincinnati. Removal of 19 bags of litter and miscellaneous debris greatly improved the appearance of this interchange. Ken Lohr President Colerain Community Association

Curb spending

I’m very concerned with the out-of-control spending by Green Township while the state of Ohio, Hamilton County and every other municipality in the area are cutting expenses. Green Township has been buying property all over the township and for what purpose, I don’t know. All of this property is now vacant: North Bend and Boomer, Ebenezer and Hutchinson, Bridgetown and Race, Westwood Northern and Boudinot and some others I don’t know about. Green Township also recently

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Do you plan to attend a Veterans Day event in your community? What does the day mean to you? “I will stop by the beautiful new Veterans Monument located at Veterans Park on Harrison Avenue. It was featured in a recent Northwest Press article. It makes me sad that a similar kind of tribute also could have been located at the Northgate Mall (corner of Springdale and Colerain). Thankfully the township trustee who dropped the ball on Northgate Mall area did not run for reelection. He is forgotten and gone. Go figure!” T.D.T. “Although I have no current plans to attend an event, to me it is recognition of those who risked their lives and those who gave their lives for our freedoms.” B.N. “Delhi is dedicating there Veteran’s Memorial on Sunday, Nov. 8, at 1 p.m.. My dad, passed away five years ago and he was a veteran in the United States Army. Our entire family will be at the event to remember him and all the men and women who have died that faithfully served and protected our country.” J.A.B. “Yes I will attend a veterans memorial service. The day is very special to me because my father who served in France during World War I died on Nov. 11.” L.S. “Yes, we will be attending Veterans Day events in the community. My daughter will be performing in the choir in the celebration taking place at C.O. Harrison. She will also have the privilege of serving breakfast to the veterans participating in the event and their families. She is so proud to be taking part in the day’s festivities. It’s a great way to say thank you to all that these wonderful people have done and sacrificed for us.” C.F. “I don’t attend an event but I

This week’s question Is “Sesame Street” still relevant today, 40 years after its television debut? Why or why not? Do you have any favorite memories of the show? Every week The Northwest Press asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to northwestpress@community press.com with “chatroom” in the subject line. always say a prayer thanking those who have served (and are serving) for my freedom.” C.A.S. “My father was born on Nov. 11, 1906, so Veterans Day has a special meaning for me. Since I work for the federal government, we are given the day off as a national holiday and although I never had the opportunity to serve in a branch of our military I think it’s important for all of us as Americans to recognize and give thanks for the countless sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform. They are all true heroes, giving of themselves to protect the freedoms many of us often take for granted.” M.M. “In all honesty, I had not thought about attending a Veterans Day event until this week’s Ch@troom question showed up. Although I am a veteran, I did not see combat, and I was lucky to have done my tour of duty in the Navy during a relatively peaceful time in our country’s history (1954-1958). “People have a tendency to take the good things in life for granted, and I am also guilty of that from time to time, and I regret it. This note from the Community Press has made me decide to plan to attend one of the events in the community, to show my appreciation for the awesome sacrifices made by so many in our Armed Forces, especially those who courageously gave their very lives in defense of our country and our freedom. Thank you American veterans!” B.B.

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purchased a bell tower for Veterans Park, which is very honorable, but was it really necessary? I just think in these economic conditions, the trustees should curb some of the spending. Greg Hoffman Ebenezer Road Green Township

Construction and football

I thought that the construction on Harrison and Rybolt was supposed to help the back-ups on the East bound exit off I-74? What engineer thought that by keeping the light at the end of the exit ramp and still allowing traffic to

come down what is now I believe called Old Rybolt was going to keep the exit ramp traffic from backing up on to 74 is crazy. Would it not make more sense to dead end Old Rybolt at the entrance to Sakura and force all the traffic down New Rybolt to the traffic light on Harrison. Get rid of the traffic light at the end of the exit ramp and bring the traffic all the way down to Harrison. I would think this would then take care of the back ups on to I-74. My thought – I agree with Tony Meale article in Nov. 4 issue about Colerain football. It is a shame that Harbin system stinks. It promotes playing a cupcake schedule and

Colerain fiscal officer reviews duties With the 2009 election results tallied, I’m happy to have Dennis Deters join the board of Colerain Township Trustees and Jeff Ritter remain on the board. We had one open seat, so were guaranteed one new face on the board of trustees for 2010. The three trustees are the governing body for the township. The position I hold, fiscal officer, is also an elected one. This year, two trustees were up for election. In two years, the fiscal officer and one trustee position will be decided. When I was elected in 2003, this position was called clerk. An act of the Ohio Legislature changed the title to fiscal officer, effective Dec. 20, 2005. The Ohio Revised Code’s Section 507 describes the office of the fiscal officer and the duties, which include keeping record of the proceedings of the board of township trustees meetings, and of all its accounts and transactions, including accounts payable and receivable, payroll, investments, etc.

Also, the fiscal officer is the public records custodian for the township. So, if you are interested in receiving a copy of a public record, you may Heather contact my Harlow office to request it. I do try to fulCommunity fill requests elecPress guest tronically, where columnist possible. For your convenience, we post meeting minutes and resolutions on the township Web site, www.coleraintwp.org, within a few days of the board’s approval. As an elected official, I work for you, the people of Colerain Township. I don’t work for the trustees. I work with the trustees in service to the township. Now, for the usual financial update: We began the third quarter with a balance brought forward of $23,231,292.44. During the months of July,

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August and September, the township had total receipts of $7,636,184.42 and total expenditures of $6,002,504.68. The balance as of Sept. 30 was $24,864,972.18. It is important to me that you have as much information as you desire about your hometown’s government and its fiscal health. If you have any questions or concerns about the township fiscal officer’s office, or if I can be of assistance in any way, please contact me at the township offices at 513-385-7500 or via e-mail at hharlow@coleraintwp.org. You can also find me on Facebook! If you’d like to join my e-mail list, please send me an e-mail and I will add you to the list. I send out draft agendas for the trustee meetings as well as other items of note to the community. As always, be sure to visit the township’s Web site at www.ColerainTwp.org for updates on news and events in our hometown. Heather Harlow is the Colerain Township fiscal officer.

Thanks for not giving to your pet As you prepare for Thanksgiving, hosting crowds of in-laws, outlaws and assorted stragglers, keep in mind your pet will appreciate being kept out of the stress loop. If you are going out, leave your pet home and away from celebrations. If you are the host, set up a quiet, comfy place for your pet to reside during the festivities. A comfortable crate is one solution; a room with a do not disturb sign is another. Don't put your pet in the garage! Garages are often used as storage for many chemicals that are deadly to pets. And remember, a tired pet is a good pet. Try giving extra exercise and play time in the morning before guests arrive. Keep current registration and identification tags on your pet. With guests coming in and out of your home, it is very easy for a door to be left ajar and for your animal to wander off.

Food manners and safety

While some would argue that some pets have better table manners than Aunt Edna, you can feed your pet close to the normal schedule, but before guests arrive, to reduce the temptation for begging and stealing. You can also use a pet gate or safety barrier during mealtime so

your pet is nearby. Don't give your pet different food than they would normally eat. Think of how you feel after Diane Zdelar- o v e r- s t u f f i n g Bush yourself at the Community mealtime. your Press guest dogFeeding or cat differcolumnist ent food, especially the kind from a Thanksgiving feast, can cause unwanted abdominal pain, vomiting or diarrhea. Discourage family members and guests from indulging your pet with inappropriate snacks. Food high in sodium (especially peanuts and chips) and other fatty foods like poultry skin, beef or pork fat can cause an inflammation of pancreas. Pancreatitis is potentially life-threatening condition. Keep chocolate away from dogs and cats. Chocolate, which contains theobromine and caffeine, can be harmful to your pooch. Rapid breathing and hyperactivity are signs of bad reaction to chocolate. Once the table is cleared, make sure pets cannot get to scraps or bones.

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then getting to play in the playoffs (case in point Anderson, Lakota West and Middletown). How does a team that comes in second in the GMC and the only tough game they played was against Colerain and they lost get into the playoffs? I thought the article was very good, and Colerain should not hang their heads. They should know that they are one of the top teams in this city. Go Cards keep playing the tough schedule! Kevin Carlson Colerain class of '81 Soverign Drive Colerain Township

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Food preparation and disposal

Don't leave raw turkey on the kitchen counter. Pets can be creative in their quest to reach the counter. Dispose of aluminum foil, plastic wrap and waxed paper from holiday foods. If your pet can get to it, they will lick the food off foils or wraps. The swallowing of such coverings can cause intestinal obstruction. Keep leftover food out of reach and in tightly closed containers.

Secure your garbage

It only takes a minute to get into the garbage and wolf down whatever smells good – including the string used to tie the turkey. Turkey bones are dangerous for your pet. Any brittle, spiky bone could lodge in the esophagus or cause an irritation of the stomach or intestines. Onions in holiday stuffing can lead to canine anemia if consumed by your dog. Grapes and raisins are toxic and can cause kidney failure in pets. Caffeine and alcohol are also toxic for pets. All of these “treasures” are packaged nicely into the trash for your pet to do some one-stop shopping And remember, keep your emergency vet clinic or veterinary hospital number handy. Diane Zdelar-Bush is a registered veterinary technician with Glenway Animal Hospital.

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Northwest High School Marching Band, under the direction of Sarah Boys, along with the Northwest High School Choir, under the direction of Deborah Cummins perform the “Battle Hymn of the Republic” during the ceremony at Northwest High School.

The Northwest Local School District honored veterans and active duty personnel were honored at special ceremonies at, football game at Northwest High School during the 2009 Military Veterans Celebration. The Mount Healthy High School Marching Band and the chorus will participate with Northwest's band and chorus in the program. District officials say the veteran's celebration will alternate annually between the district's two high schools. Next year, Northwest High School will host the Sept. 11 ceremony and Colerain High School will be the site for the 2010 Military Veterans Celebration.

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Connie and Chuck Hampton, who is retired from the Navy, were at the Northwest High School football game honoring veterans. Chuck, who was stationed in San Diego, is retired from the Navy.

Army and Marine Corps vets are honored.

Northwest High School Choir performs while veterans stand at attention at Northwest High School.

Coast Guard veterans and active duty members are introduced.

Navy veterans and active duty members are introduced.

Air Force and Air Corps veterans and active duty members are honored.

Members of the Gailey VFW Post, from Colerain Township, participating in the Northwest school district’s Veterans Day Program at Northwest High School included Commander Daniel Stahl, Adjutant David Moore, Surgeon George Kerber and Trustee Elmer Achman.

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Brittany Lathan, Ashley Raglin and Marcades Daugherty at the game honoring veterans at Northwest High School Oct. 20.

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ART EXHIBITS

Charley Harper Art Show, 1-7 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road. Exhibit of nature and wildlife works by artist. Framed and unframed prints for sale. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Colerain Township. 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. 522-3860; www.clovernook.org. North College Hill.

BUSINESS MEETINGS

Colerain Township Business Association Breakfast Meeting, 8 a.m., Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road. YMCA update with David Martorano. $3. Presented by Colerain Township Business Association. 9392652. Groesbeck.

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

Chapel Creations Holiday Extravaganza, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Forest Chapel United Methodist Church, 680 W. Sharon Road. Baked goods and handmade crafts from church members. Free. 825-3040. Forest Park.

DANCE CLASSES

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.

LITERARY - BOOK CLUBS Horror Book Club, 8 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road. “The Talisman.” Presented by Monfort Heights/White Oak Civic Association. 3694472. Monfort Heights.

LITERARY - STORY TIMES

Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road. Harvest story in Winton Centre, then a walk to search for signs of winter. Ages 3-5. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township.

ON STAGE STUDENT THEATER

Songs for a New World, 8 p.m., La Salle High School, 3091 North Bend Road. Blackbox Theater. $10. Reservations recommended. Presented by La Salle High School Drama. 741-2369. Green Township.

The Haunting of Hill House, 7:30 p.m., Finneytown High School, 8916 Fontainebleau Terrace. Not recommended for children. $10, $8 students with ID, $5 children and seniors. Through Nov. 14. 728-3700. Finneytown.

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. 1 3

CRAFT SHOWS Chapel Creations Holiday Extravaganza, Noon-7 p.m., Forest Chapel United Methodist Church, Free. Turkey dinner 5-7 p.m. $8, $3.50 ages 10 and under. 8253040. Forest Park. FOOD & DRINK

Wine Tasting, 5-8 p.m., Piazza Discepoli Wine Merchants & Wine Bar, 5872 Cheviot Road. Includes light hors d’oeuvres. $10. 9231300; www.piazzadiscepoli.com. White Oak.

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.

MUSIC - RELIGIOUS

Brandon Heath and Leeland, 7-11 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave. Contemporary Christian musician and singer-songwriter. With Christian rock band. $16, $13 advance. 825-8200. Forest Park.

NATURE

Nature Story Telling Open Mic and Potluck, 5:30 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road. Winton Centre. Go green by bringing non-disposable plates, cups and utensils. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township.

ON STAGE STUDENT THEATER

Songs for a New World, 8 p.m., La Salle High School, $10. Reservations recommended. 741-2369. Green Township. The Haunting of Hill House, 7:30 p.m., Finneytown High School, $10, $8 students with ID, $5 children and seniors. 728-3700. Finneytown. Shakespeare Gone Wild, 7:30 p.m., McAuley High School, 6000 Oakwood Ave. Collection of Shakespeare-inspired one-act plays set in the “Wild West.” $8, $6 students and seniors. All seats reserved. Through Nov. 15. 681-1800, ext. 2276. College Hill.

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Moerlein Christkindl Winter Warmer Ale Tapping, 4 p.m.-midnight, Cincinnati Central Turners, 2200 Pinney Lane. First tapping ceremony at 7 p.m. Benefits Cincinnati Central Turners and German-American Citizen League of Greater Cincinnati. Free. Presented by Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. 623-8274; christianmoerlein.com. Mount Healthy.

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ART EXHIBITS Charley Harper Art Show, 1-5 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275. Colerain Township. 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. Through Nov. 22. 9467755; 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. A Thank You to Veterans, 10-11 a.m., Arlington Memorial Gardens, 2145 Compton Road. Community Room. Veterans of all ages and their families invited to program that includes fanfare, refreshments and presentations on veterans’ benefits including college and healthcare assistance, documenting service experience with Library of Congress and more. Free. Reservations required. 5217003. Springfield Township.

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.

NATURE

Hike Around the Lake, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road. Meet at the pavilion to walk along the 1.7-mile paved trail around Winton Lake. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township. Northern Boundary Hike, 10 a.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road. Strenuous offtrail hike on uneven and steep ground. Free; vehicle permit required. Registration required online by Nov. 12. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. 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.

CRAFT SHOWS

Chapel Creations Holiday Extravaganza, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Forest Chapel United Methodist Church, Free. 825-3040. Forest Park. Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Pleasant Run Presbyterian Church, 11565 Pippin Road. Vendors, crafts and basket raffle. Food available. Free. 868-8596. Colerain Township. Arts & Crafts Show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Christ Prince of Peace United Methodist Church, 10507 Colerain Ave. Crafts and baked good; children’s activities and concessions. Free; booths $30. Registration required for booths. 385-7883; cpopgh@juno.com. Colerain Township. Holiday Boutique, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road. Lunch available 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Crafters offer items such as baked goods, jewelry, home decor, holiday gifts and more. Free. 741-8802; www.coleraintwp.org. Colerain Township. Gifts of the Spirit Holiday Bazaar, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, 21 Cromwell Road. Handmade gifts, ornaments and decor, food items, quilt raffle and more. 825-8400. Greenhills.

HOME & GARDEN

Suburban Swale and Food Forest Workshop, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Green Township, Off of West Fork Road near Mount Airy Forest. Includes a Friday night meet and greet and lecture. Continues through Nov. 15. A weekend workshop focused on applying water harvesting techniques at a suburban plot. Looks at planning and planting out of a food forest. Theory and hands-on components. $75. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Permaculture Guild. 4030047; sam_dunlap@yahoo.com. Green Township.

KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC Acoustic Jam/Open Mic Night, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Poor Michael’s, 11938 Hamilton Ave. 825-9958. Pleasant Run.

RECREATION

Outdoor Sampler, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road. $15. Try the outdoor archery range and climbing wall. Registration required online by Nov. 12. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township. M O N D A Y, N O V. 1 6

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. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. Through Dec. 28. 235-4503. Mount Healthy.

Sarah Palin will be signing “Going Rogue: An American Life” starting at noon Friday, Nov. 20, at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Norwood.* Book pre-orders are on sale now and will include a line ticket. The books will be available Tuesday, Nov. 17, and after. Palin will autograph her book but she will not personalize. There will be no posed photographs and no memorabilia signed. Call 513-3968960 for more details. *Time subject to change, check back for latest event details.

Skirts and Shirts, 7:30 p.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road. Plus level Western-style square and round dance club. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; www.sonkysdf.com. Springfield Township.

Fabulous Fall Festival, Noon-7 p.m., Mount Healthy United Methodist Church, 7612 Perry St. Homemade candy, pickles, jellies, baked goods, crafts and theme baskets for sale plus Pocket Lady. Turkey dinner served at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Turkey dinner is $12, $6 for children 10 and younger. Reservations required for turkey dinner. 522-9250. Mount Healthy.

In 2005, Kristin Chenoweth captivated Cincinnati when she performed with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. This Tony and Emmy Award-winning, Golden Globenominated, pint-sized powerhouse makes her return to Music Hall in a program packed with popular favorites, including the Broadway smash, “Wicked.” There will be performances 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15. Tickets start at $26 and are available by calling 513-381-3300 or at www.cincinnatipops.org. Legacy Dinner honoring the late Maestro Erich Kunzel to be held prior to Saturday’s performance

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High Contrast, the latest exhibit Gallery at Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, features artwork for people with visual impairments by 15 local artists. The exhibit runs through Nov. 27 at Clovernook, 7000 Hamilton Ave. For more information, call 522-3860 or visit www.clovernook.org. Pictured is a piece by Jeff Casto on display in High Contrast.

ON STAGE STUDENT THEATER

Songs for a New World, 8 p.m., La Salle High School, $10. Reservations recommended. 741-2369. Green Township. The Haunting of Hill House, 7:30 p.m., Finneytown High School, $10, $8 students with ID, $5 children and seniors. 728-3700. Finneytown. Shakespeare Gone Wild, 7:30 p.m., McAuley High School, $8, $6 students and seniors. All seats reserved. 681-1800, ext. 2276. College Hill.

SHOPPING

One-Stop Christmas Shopping, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., First Baptist Church of Greenhills, 11195 Winton Road. Crafts, jewelry, baskets, kitchen items, handmade lotion, books and more. Presented by Greenhills Fire Department Auxiliary. 825-3722. Greenhills.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Gala Karnevals Opening Ball, 7:11 p.m., Germania Society of Cincinnati, 3529 W. Kemper Road. Opening of the new Mardi Gras season. Coronation of Karneval royalty. Music by Alpen Echoes. Food and drink available. $12. Reservations required. 6834802; www.germaniasociety.com. Colerain Township.

HEALTH / WELLNESS

When Life Throws a Curve Ball, 7-9 p.m., St. James the Greater, 3565 Hubble Road. Program to assist people in handling stress and life challenges due to recession and unemployment. Topics include coping skills, savings strategies, resources, meal planning and more. Ages 18 and up. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Catholic Charities SouthWestern Ohio. 241-7745; www.catholiccharitiesswo.org. White Oak.

HOME & GARDEN

Year Round Gardening: Holiday Porch Pots, 6:30 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road. Learn new ideas for planning and maintaining garden throughout the year. Adults only. With White Oak Garden Center staff. 385-3313. Monfort Heights.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Job Search Support Group, 1:30-3 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road. Consultants teach on topics to help with job search. Participants share leads and resumes. Free. Registration required. 9315777. Finneytown. Crohn’s & Colitis Support, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road. For those with Crohn’s Diseases, colitis, IBS and their family members. Includes presentations and discussion. Free baby-sitting with advance notice. Registration required. 9315777. Finneytown.

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DANCE CLASSES 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. SCHOOLS

Town Hall Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., La Salle High School, 3091 North Bend Road. For prospective members of the class of 2014. Ask questions about the school, including new programs such as the Spignum Fidei Institute, tablet program and La Sallain Scholars Institute. 741-2365. Green Township. W E D N E S D A Y, N O V. 1 8

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. HEALTH / WELLNESS

Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kroger, 8421 Winton Road. 15-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 6863300. Finneytown. T H U R S D A Y, N O V. 1 9

BENEFITS

Celebrity Bartender, 6-8 p.m., Clovernook Country Club, 2035 W. Galbraith Road. Complimentary appetizers, tarot card reader and masseuse available. Bartenders Jim Breech, former Cincinnati Bengals player, and Janeen Coyle, WGRRFM (103.5) morning radio personality. Benefits Benefits Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired.728-6274. College Hill.

ON STAGE STUDENT DANCE

Peter Pan, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Finneytown High School, 8916 Fontainebleau Terrace, Auditorium. New updated music, props, costumes, and dancing. All ages. $6, $2 students. Presented by Maria’s School Of Dance. 6598502. Finneytown.

ON STAGE STUDENT THEATER

Cards on the Table, 8 p.m., Winton Woods High School, 1231 W. Kemper Road. Auditorium. Agatha Christie play directed by Michelle Kozowski. $7. 619-2420. Forest Park.

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MUSIC - CHORAL

Jam With Bach, 4 p.m., Forest Chapel United Methodist Church, 680 W. Sharon Road. Singers and instrumentalists perform music of Bach. Bring scores, voices and instruments to participate. Free. 521-7664. Forest Park.

NATURE

What’s for Dinner?, 1-3:30 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road. Winton Centre. Build a wildlife pizza, practice recognizing animal signs and visit live animals. Craft available for a small fee. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township. Mapping II, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road. Learn how to use a map and compass. Try out an orienteering course to learn to follow a bearing, travel around large obstacles and get back on track. $5, vehicle permit required. Registration required online by Nov. 12. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township.

PROVIDED

Learn to make your drawings dance at the Weston Art Gallery’s annual children’s animation workshop 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. Under the direction of J. Russell Johnson, Wright State University’s professor of motion pictures, and Ruben Moreno, art educator and clay animation specialist, children learn the basic premise of animation, the foundation of all motion pictures, and practice techniques to create a short film. Workshop fee includes snacks and supplies plus a free DVD and film screening (with popcorn) next spring. Cost is $8 members, $12 nonmembers. Advance registration and payment required. Register at 513-684-4524 or www.taftmuseum.org/familiescreate.htm


Life

Northwest Press

November 11, 2009

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Hear what some of your friends think of you w i t h dilemmas such as, “I think it would be m o r e responsible to stay and Father Lou home study for Guntzelman the test Perspectives and not to go to the movies; yet, I’ve been working hard, maybe I deserve a break or find time to do both.” A judgment is called for. A prudent judgment. Situations crying for a prudent decision seem endless in life: how to break bad news gently; whether to punish a fault or let it go this time; how much to become further involved in a risky or flirtatious relationship; what legislation to vote for in an election that will best promote the common good, etc.? All such matters, great and small, are governed by prudence. We become a prudent and wise person not in making one prudent decision. Prudence is the acquired habit of always, or nearly always, choosing the right means to achieve morally good ends. At times it can be agonizing and demand much of us. Former Yale chaplain

William Sloane Coffin said, “The first of the four cardinal virtues of the Roman Catholic Church is ‘prudentia,’ which basically means damn good thinking. Christ came to take away our sins, not our minds.” Yes, prudence takes damn good thinking – not merely egotistically deciding what fits my agenda. If we develop prudence, it usually comes from the widest possible observation and experience of human behavior, understanding what constitutes psychological health, and a conscientious awareness of the general moral principles with which God has imbued mankind. Prudence has little correlation with book learning. Some people seem to develop it more readily, some otherwise intelligent persons appear slow to catch on, and geniuses may be totally deficient. Making prudent choices is often laborious, yet the complexities of life make it ever more necessary. Thomas Aquinas claimed that the central moral virtue was prudence. While love is the underlying motive for moral action, the essence of moral judgment itself is the astute and wise judgment we exercise by sifting through all the alternatives presented

by the concrete world. And since the alternatives are often so complex, wise judgment is itself a skill and constitutes the virtue called prudence. So, if you hear some

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friends have called you the most prudent person they know, smile, don’t frown. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

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A local woman says she now regrets ever responding to an ad for air duct cleaning. Although the price in the ad sounded good, she says she had no idea what she was getting herself into. What happened to her should be a cautionary tale for everyone. Nicole Smith of Fort Thomas says she now realizes she should have double-checked before agreeing to more and more duct cleaning after responding to an ad. “It said they would clean 14 vents and one return for $49.95. I was like, ‘They’re not that dirty, just kind of sweep it through and get it out of there,’ ” she said. Smith said when the serviceman arrived things were different. “He even refused to clean the ducts because he said they had to have something done. He wouldn’t do it, he said he had to treat it first,” she said. Smith ended up agreeing to a host of things. “It was treatment for a sanitizer to control germs, bacteria and feces, and a product to control mold, mildew and fungus,” she said. That, plus a whole lot more, came to $1,000. After the serviceman left, friends and other companies she contacted all raised questions about the air duct cleaning – including whether she really had mold as the serviceman

claimed. So, she called and requested a refund, but it was denied. “They s a i d Howard Ain b e c a u s e Hey Howard! they had already done the treatment they put it through,” said Smith. I showed Smith the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommendation about duct cleaning. It said duct cleaning has never been shown to actually prevent health problems. “I really wish I would have read this beforehand,” Smith told me. The EPA said much of the dirt and dust in air ducts simply adheres to the duct surfaces and does not necessarily enter the living space. So, it said, cleaning should be considered for only severe cases of mold, dust and debris. The EPA also said, “Pollutants that enter the home both from outdoors and indoor activities such as cooking, cleaning, smoking or just moving around can cause greater exposure to contaminants than dirty air ducts.” I contacted the company Smith had hired, explained how it failed to give her three days in which to cancel, as required by law, and the company has now given Smith all her money back.

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Life

November 11, 2009

An easy beef stir fry, a colorful Jell-O dessert at St. Andrew’s in Milford, needed healthier recipes “a bachelor like me could make.” I sent him some and I’m thinking that my little favor might result in Father Rob putting in a good word for me with the “right people.” If you have easy recipes for folks like Father Rob, please share.

steak, thinly sliced across grain 1 ⁄4 cup or more to taste, soy sauce 1 tablespoon cornstarch 4 tomatoes cut into wedges (if they’re big, use 2) 1 bunch green onions, sliced thin Canola or peanut oil Hot cooked rice More soy if desired

Rita’s easy stir-fry beef with green onions and tomatoes

Combine beef, soy and cornstarch. Marinate anywhere from five minutes to a day. Film bottom of large skillet with oil. Stir fry beef in batches, adding oil as needed. Place back into skillet and add tomatoes and onions. Cook until hot.

If you want, add a handful of snow peas or bean sprouts with tomatoes and onions. 1 pound or less flank

• Nature’s Niche will have a new brass adornment

and glass ornament with Charley Harper’s American Goldfinch. A wide assortment of uniquely framed and • unframed prints will be available to purchase in Ellenwood Nature Barn at Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve. • Charley Harper designs can also be found in four styles of 2010 calendars. • Brett Harper will make personal appearances on Saturday and Sunday during show hours. • Show hours November 11-15, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday, November 12, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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Add more soy if desired. Serve over rice.

Velma Papenhaus’ three-layer holiday paradise Jell-O loaf

Funny how far a friendship can take you. Dick Herrick, a Mason reader, and I have been friends since we met at Alvey Ferguson, a conveyor company in Oakley, eons ago. I was a bilingual secretary and Dick was an interning college student. Dick’s former neighbors, the Papenhauses, have been close friends of his family for many years. That friendship and this column led Velma to me with her favorite Jell-O recipe . “Red on bottom, white in middle and green on top. Very colorful for holidays,” she said. I think Velma should invite Dick and me over to enjoy a big plateful! Velma uses a Pyrex dish, about 11-by-8.

First layer:

1 pkg. cherry Jell-O, 4 serving size 13⁄4 cups very hot water 1 cup chopped apple Mix Jell-O and water until Jell-O dissolves, stir in apple, and pour in casserole. Let gel before pouring on layer No. 2.

Second layer:

1 pkg. lemon Jell-O, 4 serving size 6 oz. cream cheese, softened

13⁄4 cups pineapple juice and water (pineapple juice comes from pineapple used in layer No. 3. Pour juice into measuring cup and fill with water to make 13⁄4 cups. Heat until very hot). 1 cup chopped nuts

Mix Jell-O, cream cheese and juice/water until Jell-O dissolves and cream cheese is smooth. Put in refrigerator to gel just enough so nuts can be mixed in easily. Pour onto first layer. Let gel before pouring on layer No. 3.

Third layer:

1 pkg. lime Jell-O, 4 serving size 13⁄4 cups very hot water 1 can, approximately 20 oz., crushed pineapple, drained (save juice for layer No. 2) Mix Jell-O and water until Jell-O dissolves. Put in fridge to gel just enough so pineapple can be mixed in easily. Pour onto second layer.

Can you help?

• Withrow High chess pie. M. Miles remembers the chess pie at Withrow High in the 1960s. “The version served now is not the same as was served in Cincinnati Public schools back then. The original pie didn’t contain cornstarch.” • Spaghetti Factory’s linguine with clam sauce. For Della, Bellevue, Ky. “The best – any ideas how it was made?” • Mullane’s soft taffy. For Liza Sunnenberg, a

Mullane’s

My editor, Lisa Mauch, is my best researcher. Here's what she found on the Web regarding Mullane’s: • In 1848, William and Mary Mullane opened a small store in the West End and began selling taffy and molasses candy. (Cincinnati Magazine) • In the 1940s, Mullane’s operated a tea shop/restaurant in the arcade of the Carew Tower. Eventually the restaurant closed and was sold, but the name Mullane's was retained and a small restaurant by that name operated on Race Street between Seventh and Eighth streets until 2004. (Ancestry.com) • In 1959, George and Marilyn Case purchased the 111-year-old Mullane Taffy Company, which shipped its goodies all over the world, and moved it to larger quarters in Norwood. (Billboard Magazine). Wyoming reader. “Years ago in Cincinnati, there was a candy company named Mullane’s Taffy. They had two kinds: opaque, like you see all around; the other was rather translucent and just a wee bit softer. The company disappeared and I would love to know how to make the translucent taffy or purchase it.” 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. Visit Rita at www.Abouteating.com.

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Community

November 11, 2009

Northwest Press

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BRIEFLY The Colerain Township Senior and Community Center presents its annual Holiday Craft Boutique from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, at the center, 4300 Springdale Road.

More than 35 crafters will have items for sale. There will be raffles and baked goods for sale, as well. Lunch will be available from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information, call 7418802.

Craft show

The Pleasant Run Presbyterian Church will hold a Craft and Gift Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, at the church, 11565 Pippin Road. There will be crafts, gifts, decorations, and themed raffle baskets. Lunch, baked goods and homemade candy will be available. For more information call the church at 825-4544 or the Show Coordinator Kim Cornett at 868-8596.

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The answer is …

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The Groesbeck branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County at 2994 W. Galbraith Road was last week's Scavenger Hunt answer. Here are the readers who called in a correct guess: Mary Bowling, Laura B e n n e t t a n d A r i e l M c C o y, S h e r i , D a v i d , K i e r s t e n , Last week’s clue Tallant, David, Dalton, Elyse and Isabella Jones, Gail Hallgath, Debbie Fales, N a n c y B r u n e r, P a t M e r f e r t , J o a n e D o n n e l l y, J a k e a n d Jamie Spears, Carol Mushaven, Fe l e c i a Randolph, John Brogle, Mimi and Papa Threm, Emily, Megan and t h e b o y s , R o n a n d E r m a , A n n e t t e , H o l l e y a n d N i c k K r o e g e r, a n d Joan and Jim Wilson. Thanks for playing. This week's clue is on A1.

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The Cincinnati Northwestern Chorale, under the direction of Peter J. Morabito, will present a concert entitled “Autumn Canticles: Sacred Song for a November Afternoon” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, at St. Ann Church, 2900 W. Galbraith Road. Music will include a variety ranging from settings of Shaker songs and classic spirituals, choral favorites old

Marriage retreat

The deadline for the Weekend of Romance & Renewal retreat will be Tuesday, Nov. 17. Led by trained couples this private program (with no group sharing) is for husbands and wives of all ages and faith expressions. The retreat will meet from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, with a two-hour afternoon break. Couples go home at night, and return from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22. The retreat will be at St. Antoninus Church, Julmar and Linneman drives. Cost is $59 per couple and includes a romantic dinner.

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Make checks payable to NMEGC and mail to National Marriage Encounter, c/o Rich & Shirley Reder, 2050 Connecticut Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45224. For more dates and information call 385-0222, or go to www.marriageweekend.org to find out more about the program.

Art program

Discover the Cincinnati Art Museum’s permanent collection through interactive lectures, discussions and handson workshops led by local artists at the Colerain Township Senior and Community Center. All programs are free.

November’s breakfast topic is American Art and will take place from 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 13. Celebrate the artistic legacy of our country by taking a tour of paintings, sculpture and decorative arts from a wide variety of accomplished American artists. Many works reflect American history and values, while others create a vision for the future. Register at the reception desk or by calling the center at 741-8802 to reserve your space for the lecture or to participate in the Thanksgiving Pleasures workshop activity.

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On the record

November 11, 2009

DEATHS Margot Collins

Margot Mohr Collins, 61, Colerain Township, died Nov. 4. She worked for Rumpke. Survived by husband Joseph Collins; children Sandra (Donald) Blum, Richard (Tami) Beavers; grandsons Donald, Joseph Blum; mother Gertrude Romer; siblings Siggi Engel, Michael Romer, Kirsten. Services were Nov. 7 at Dennis George Funeral Home. Memorials to the City Gospel Mission for Thanksgiving meals.

Tony Gustin

Robert A. “Tony” Gustin, 77, Mount Healthy, died Nov. 3. He was an Army veteran of Korea and a member of Wesley Werner American Legion Post 513. Survived by sisters Marianne (Tom) Jones, Elizabeth (Ron) Otto; eight nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents James, Loretta Gustin, brothers James (Mary), William (Joan) Gustin.

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Virginia Hickerton

Services were Nov. 9 at the Church of the Assumption. Arrangements by Neidhard-Gillen Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Church of the Assumption or Hospice of Cincinnati.

He was an Air Force veteran. Survived by wife Marion Knauber; sons Joseph III, Alan (Amelie) Knauber; grandKnauber children Brian, Amanda, April, Adam Knauber; siblings Carl Knauber, Adele Adams. Preceded in death by sisters Dorothy, Gladys, Rose, Mable, Margie, Joanne. Services were Oct. 30 at GumpHolt Funeral Home.

Virginia Holtkamp Hickerton, 70, Green Township, died Nov. 4. She worked for the Cincinnati Public School District. Survived by husband William Hickerton; children Gregory, Kimberly, Michael Hickerton, Diane Ruehl; grandchildren Veronica, Jason, Nichole, Christina, Michael, Joseph; siblings Richard Holtkamp, Janice Breig, Judith Handorf. Preceded in death by parents Wilbur, Virginia Holtkamp. Services were Nov. 9 at St. Aloysius Gonzaga. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597.

Bobby Hart

Robert E. “Bobby” Hart Jr., 57, died Oct. 28. Survived by children Shaun (Melissa), Shannon, Adam Hart; grandchildren Eddie, Abbigail, Christian, Gage; parents Robert “Red,” Billie Hart; sisters Barb (Earnie) Perry, Bev (Phil) Hart; nieces and nephews Larry (Edna), Jimmy (Annette), Beth, Preston, Joshua, Jasmine, Annabelle, Christy; friend Donna Clouse; many great-nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by niece Bonnie Smith. Services were Nov. 2 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Heart Association.

Mary Ann Merk

Mary Ann Miller Merk, Green Township, died Oct. 31. Survived by husband Richard Merk; daughters Margaret (Joe) Oess, Linda Speckert, Kathleen (Gary) Yoko, Barbara (Bob) Otto, Julie Mavromatis; brother John (Judy) Miller; grandchildren Katie, Steve (Meg), Carrie, Chris (Laura),

Joseph Knauber Jr.

Joseph R. Knauber Jr., 74, Green Township, died Oct. 26. He was a lab technician for Procter & Gamble and former owner of Joe & Sons Beer & Wine Supplies

Ronald Moeller

Ronald R. Moeller, 71, Green Township, died Nov. 2. He was a left-handed pitcher, pitching in Major League Baseball for the Baltimore Orioles, Washington Senators and California Angels, and later was an automotive products sales manager. Survived by wife Arleen Gleason Moeller; children Tamara Moeller (Jeff) Johnston, Ronald (Lori) Moeller Jr.; grandchildren Eric, Brian, Noah Johnston, Alexis Moeller. Services were Nov. 5 at St. Aloysius Gonzaga. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton

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November 11, 2009

INDEPENDENT BAPTIST

EPISCOPAL

LUTHERAN

UNITED METHODIST

Friendship Baptist Church 8580 Cheviot Rd 741-7017 Gary Jackson, Senior Pastor Sunday School 10:00am Sunday Morning Services 8:45 & 11:00am Sunday Evening Services 6:30pm Wednesday Service 7:00pm AWANA (Wed) 7:00 - 8:45pm

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Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA)

Mt Healthy United Methodist Church

Well staffed Nursery, Active Youth & College Groups, Exciting Music Dept, Seniors Group, Deaf Ministry www.friendshipbaptistcincinnati.org

BAPTIST Creek Road Baptist Church 3906 Creek Rd., Sharonville, Cincinnati, OH 513-563-2410 elder@creekroad.org Sunday School 9:30am Sunday Worship 10:45am, 6:00pm Wednesday Worship 7:00pm Pastor, Rev. David B Smith

965 Forest Ave - 771-1544 christchurch1@fuse.net www.christchurchglendale.org The Reverend Roger L Foote The Reverend Laura L Chace, Deacon 8am Holy Eucharist I 9am Holy Eucharist II 11am Holy Eucharist II Child Care 9-11 Healing intercessory prayer all services

St. Martin Dr Porres Catholic Church

9927 Wayne Ave * Lincoln Hts, Ohio 45215 513-554-4010 Pastor: Fr Thomas Difolco African American in History & Heritage Roman Catholic in Faith & Practice Services: Saturday at 7:00p & Sunday at 10:00a You are always welcome at St. Martin de Porres

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

www. trinitymthealthy.org 513-522-3026

1553 Kinney Ave, Mt. Healthy

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

Pastor Todd A. Cutter

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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

Faith Lutheran Church

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HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH 9:30 am Traditional Service 11:00 am Contemporary Service 4695 Blue Rock Road Colerain Township South of Ronald Reagan and I-275 923-3370 www.hopeonbluerock.org

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”

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 www.cos-umc.org "Finding God Through Jack and Jill: When the Well Runs Dry"

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

FOREST CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 680 W Sharon Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45240

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Monfort Heights United Methodist Church

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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

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Dr. Cathy Johns, Senior Pastor Rev. Doug Johns, Senior Pastor

Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS Rev Lyle Rasch, Pastor

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

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Sunday School Hour (for all ages) 9:15 - 10:15am Worship Service - 10:30 to 11:45am (Childcare provided for infants/ toddlers) Pastor: Rich Lanning Church: 2191 Struble Rd Office: 2192 Springdale Rd

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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

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST FLEMING ROAD United Church of Christ 691 Fleming Rd 522-2780 Rev Pat McKinney

Sunday School - All Ages - 9:15am Sunday Worship - 10:30am

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

Pastor: Jessica Taft 385-9077 Sunday Worship: 10:30am Sunday School: 9:15am

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Sonny Price, Pastor 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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Northwest Community Church 8745 Cheviot Rd, by Colerain HS 513-385-8973 Worship and Sunday School 10AM Handicap Accessible/Nursery Available

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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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CINCINNATI DISTRICT 5

Incidents Aggravated robbery

5875 Renee Court, Oct. 27.

Burglary

2645 Kipling Ave., Nov. 2.

Felonious assault

5469 Kirby Ave., Oct. 25.

Theft

2650 Kipling Ave., Oct. 31. 5804 Monfort Hills Ave., Oct. 29.

Unauthorized use of motor vehicle 5869 Renee Court, Oct. 31.

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP Arrests/Citations

Matt Bailey, 21, 9902 Arborwood Drive, possession of drug paraphernalia at 9902 Arborwood Drive, Oct. 1. Julius Bray, 32, 3246 Gobel, criminal damaging at 2384 Walden Glen Circle, Oct. 2. Leann Brown, 33, 5623 Old Blue Rock Road, theft at 9690 Colerain Ave., Oct. 1. Robert Davis, 50, 14 Tower Street, theft at 9040 Colerain Ave., Oct. 5. Juvenile female, 18, assault at 5806 Sheits Road, Oct. 1. Juvenile female, 16, theft at 10240 Colerain Ave., Oct. 4. Juvenile male, 14, receiving stolen

Domestic violence

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Arrests/citations

Ashley D. Wheeler, born 1985, criminal damaging or endangerment, menacing by stalking and telecommunications harassment, 5000 Colerain Ave., Nov. 2. Rashawn Jones, born 1986, domestic violence, 5612 Colerain Ave., Oct. 26. Curtis Johnson, born 1946, after hours in park, 1620 Blue Spruce Road, Oct. 25. April L. Betts, born 1970, after hours in park, 1620 Blue Spruce Road, Oct. 25. Charles W. Lee, born 1984, possession of open flask, 2536 Flanigan Court, Oct. 25. Lawrence Linder, born 1984, possession of open flask, 2536 Flanigan Court, Oct. 25.

Police reports

November 11, 2009

The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: • Colerain Township: Chief

Daniel P. Meloy, 245-6600. • Green Township: Chief Bart West, 574-0007; vandalism hotline 574-5323. • Hamilton County: Sheriff Simon Leis, 825-1500. • Springfield Township: Chief David Heimpold, 729-1300.

property at Peacock and Royal Glen Drive, Oct. 5. Juvenile male, 14, theft, receiving stolen property at Peacock and Royal Glen Drive, Oct. 5. Juvenile male, 16, theft, receiving stolen property at 7019 Acre Drive, Oct. 5. Juvenile male, 17, theft at 8340 Colerain Ave., Oct. 1. Alisha Phelps, 21, 5011 Linda Ave., open container at 6400 Colerain Ave., Oct. 3. Justin Schofsnoll, 18, 9153 Wuest Road, open container at 8756 Wuest Road, Oct. 2. Luther Watson, 57, 5113 Colerain Ave., theft, criminal trespassing at 6401 Colerain Ave., Oct. 8. Jeremy Ziegler, 31, 1605 Augusta Blvd., theft at 11865 Hamilton Ave., Oct. 6.

Drive, Oct. 10. Merchandise valued at $18,134 removed at 11069 Colerain Ave., Oct. 5.

Reports/Incidents Aggravated burglary

Victim stabbed and residence entered at 10157 Arborwood Drive, Oct. 6.

Arson

Victim reported at 3488 Niagara, Oct. 7. Reported at 2435 Walden Glen Circle, Oct. 3.

Assault

Victim struck at 9501 Colerain Ave., Oct. 1.

Breaking and entering

Copper pipes of unknown value removed at 4721 Dry Ridge Court, Oct. 13. Attempt made at 2464 Kingspath

Female reported at Rocker Drive, Oct. 2. Female reported at Blue Rock Road, Oct. 4.

Endangering children, receiving stolen property

Reported at 4200 Endeavor, Oct. 6.

Felonious assault

Victim punched in face at 11508 Colerain Ave., Oct. 6.

Identity fraud

Social security number used without consent at 10136 Sturgeon Lane, Oct. 5.

Menacing

Burglary

Residence entered and games, liquor of unknown value removed at 9201 Maverick Drive, Oct. 8. Residence entered and game console and currency valued at $215 at 9201 Maverick Drive, Oct. 7. Residence entered at 3294 Sienna Drive, Oct. 11. Residence entered Ring, phone and TV valued at $530 removed at 2355 Walden Glen Circle, Oct. 2. Residence entered at 8754 Venus Lane, Oct. 3. Residence entered at 10238 September Drive, Oct. 7.

Criminal damaging

Building sprayed at 3633 Blue Rock Road, Oct. 3. Victim reported at 2740 Hewwye, Oct. 8. Garage door damaged at 3070 Preserve Lane, Oct. 4. Window damaged at 5458 Desertgold Drive, Oct. 3. Windshield damaged by brick at 10060 Hollis Lane, Oct. 4. Windshield damaged at 10149 Pippin Meadows, Oct. 4. Hub cap of unknown value removed at 8416 Firshade Terrace, Oct. 4. Screen door damaged at 7238 Boleyn Drive, Oct. 1. Fence damaged at 3645 Bevis Lane, Oct. 4.

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Victim threatened at 8735 Cheviot Road, Oct. 8. Victim threatened at 9597 Colerain Ave., Oct. 7.

Theft

CD player valued at $300 removed at 7222 Creekview Drive, Oct. 10. Satellite radio valued at $200 removed at 3358 Amberway Court, Oct. 12. MP3 player, shoes, currency valued at $330 removed at 3621 Ash Hill Court, Oct. 9. Theft by deception at 3433 Niagara Street, Oct. 9. $1,500 removed at 9831 Loralinda Drive, Oct. 13. Laptop valued at $1,500 removed at 3276 Sunnyside Drive, Oct. 11. Ring valued at $499.95 removed at 3242 Sunbury Lane, Oct. 15. Sewer grate of unknown value removed at 2947 Earl Drive, Oct. 16. GPS of unknown value removed from vehicle at 6894 Allet Drive, Oct. 16. Vehicle entered at 2901 Willowridge Drive, Oct. 15. Cell phone valued at $100 removed at 8210 Pippin Road, Oct. 16. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 9847 Crusader Drive, Oct. 14. iPod and cell phone valued at $750 removed at 10273 Jack Frost Drive, Oct. 15. License plate removed at 3699 Brockton, Oct. 11. Credit cards of unknown value removed at 2902 Spruceway Drive, Oct. 14. Vehicle entered and $5 removed at 2915 Willowridge Drive, Oct. 7.

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Granite bench valued at $1,000 removed at 11869 Pippin Road, Oct. 4. Ring valued at $4,000 removed at 3257 Niagra Street, Oct. 1. GPS and medication of unknown value removed at 2940 Crest Road, Oct. 2.

Theft, misuse of credit card

Credit card removed and used without consent at 9690 Colerain Ave., Oct. 3.

Unauthorized use of motor vehicle Victim reported at 2437 Wilson Ave., Oct. 7. Vehicle used without consent at 2428 Walden Glen Circle, Oct. 17. Vehicle used without consent at 3053 Lapland Drive, Oct. 14.

Violation of protection order

Victim reported at 6837 Grange Court, Oct. 10.

GREEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Jessica Bellhaus, 21, 486 Palmerston Drive, disorderly conduct at 6094 Bridgetown Road, Oct. 23. Christopher Cipriani, 36, 262 Greenwell Ave., assault at 5477 Edalbert Drive, Oct. 21. Mary E. Dailey, 28, 1158 Nancy Lee Lane, theft at 5071 Glencrossing Way, Oct. 19. Vincent E. Federle, 52, 5740 Cheviot Road, open container at 5734 Cheviot Road, Oct. 20. Sara B. George, 28, 126 Cook Book Lane No. 4, theft at 6290 Glenway Ave., Oct. 21. Gregory C. Hamilton, 23, 3684 Jessup Road, theft at 3684 Jessup Road, Oct. 20. Carmichael R. Hamilton, 22, 8300 Banbury St., open container at 3182 North Bend Road, Oct. 25. Rasheeda R. Lawson, 19, 3971 Yearling Court, complicity at 5750 Harrison Ave., Oct. 21. Moses G. Martinez, 40, 1377 Avon Place, open container at eastbound Interstate 74 at mile marker 15, Oct. 19. Christopher S. McAdams, 25, 5408 Wing Ave., theft and receiving stolen property at 6580 Harrison Ave., Oct. 19. Alphonso J. Mckinney, 18, 2471 Nottingham Road, improper handling of firearm in motor vehicle at 4751 Shepherd Creek Road, Oct. 20. Larry D. Shelton, 49, 728 Ridgeway Ave. No. 20, receiving stolen property at 3207 Westbrook Drive, Oct. 22. Marcus Stingman, 25, 4591 Lakewood Drive, possessing drug abuse instruments at 6150 Harrison Ave., Oct. 24. Mary B. Yee, 39, 5566 Biscayne Ave., failure to confine dog at 5566 Biscayne Ave., Oct. 23. Juvenile, 14, theft at 3491 North Bend Road, Oct. 20. Juvenile, 14, theft at 5750 Harrison Ave., Oct. 21. Juvenile, 14, disorderly conduct at 3130 Jessup Road, Oct. 21. Juvenile, 13, disorderly conduct at 3130 Jessup Road, Oct. 21. Juvenile, 12, assault at 3130 Jessup Road, Oct. 23. Thomas W. Stephenson Jr., 37, 3782 Ruth Lane No. 1, theft at 5830 Harrison Ave., Oct. 26. Christopher Boller, 38, 1000 Main St., criminal trespass at 5064 Sidney Road, Oct. 26. Kevin Chisenhall, 38, 4755 Guerley Road No. 1, carrying concealed weapons and attempted theft at 5277 Leona Drive, Oct. 27. Juvenile, 17, drug possession at 5521 Harrison Ave., Oct. 28.

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Police reports

Suspect threatened to physically harm victim at 5456 Sprucewood Drive, Oct. 27.

Assault

Suspect grabbed victim by the neck and pushed them at 5567 Lawrence Road, Oct. 19.

Breaking and entering

Laptop computer, digital camera and video camera stolen from Premier Landscape Supply at 1566 Ebenezer Road, Oct. 24. Two windows broken and four windows scratched on home at 1435 Devils Backbone, Oct. 27. Several tools stolen from Brogan Tire at 4513 Bridgetown Road, Oct. 28. Money stolen from Longshots Bar and Grill at 4108 North Bend Road, Oct. 28. Copper piping stolen from home at 5296 Sidney Road, Oct. 28. Copper piping stolen from home at 5469 Philloret Drive, Nov. 1.

Burglary

Ceiling fan, light fixture, copper piping, bicycle, washer and dryer stolen from home at 5616 Muddy Creek, Oct. 28.

Paint scratched on vehicle door at 5560 Raceview Ave., Oct. 20. Paint scratched on vehicle at 5719 Signal Pointe Drive, Oct. 20. Tire slashed on vehicle at 3350 Dickinson, Oct. 20. Front window of home shot with BB gun at 2918 Diehl Road, Oct. 21. Vehicle driven through three lawns at 6289, 6285 and 6291 Berauer Road, Oct. 18. Graffiti spray-painted on tool shed at 5710 Krogermount Drive, Oct. 22. Mailbox damaged when struck by vehicle at 5906 Brierly Ridge Drive, Oct. 22. Plastic window slashed on vehicle at 3311 Tallahassee Drive, Oct. 25. Window broken on vehicle at 6715 Powner Farm Drive, Oct. 28. Door dented on vehicle at 3537 Locust Lane, Oct. 28. Arrows shot into roof at Western Bowl causing puncture marks in rubber roof at 6383 Glenway Ave., Oct. 29. Inflatable Halloween decoration damaged at 3358 Stevie Lane, Oct. 29.

Criminal mischief

Vehicle shot with paintballs at 3413 Wheatcroft Drive, Oct. 19. Eggs thrown on home at 3948 Janet, Oct. 25. Gas cap opened on vehicle at 4591 Running Fawn Drive, Oct. 31.

Domestic dispute

Argument between spouses at Kardon Court, Oct. 27. Argument between parent and child at Race Road, Oct. 28. Argument between parent and child at Muddy Creek, Oct. 29. Argument between man and woman at Bellacre Court, Oct. 30. Argument between parent and child at Antoninus Drive, Nov. 1.

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Forgery

Counterfeit $100 bill issued at Little Caeser's Pizza at 5500 Harrison Ave., Oct. 23.

Tampering with coin machine

Money changer damaged and money stolen from soft drink machine at Oak Hills High School at 3200 Ebenezer Road, Oct. 21.

Theft

Car stereo faceplate, book bag, textbooks and medical supplies stolen from vehicle at 6500 Glenway Ave., Oct. 19. Contents of vehicle ransacked, but nothing found missing at 6304 Sharlene Drive, Oct. 19. CD case and 15 CDs stolen from vehicle at 6100 Mernic, Oct. 19. Car stereos stolen from two vehicles at 6231 Mernic, Oct. 20. Wallet and contents stolen from vehicle at 6236 Cheviot Road, Oct. 21. Victim left their driver's license on counter at Kohl's and it was stolen at 6580 Harrison Ave., Oct. 21. Orange tape stolen from end of home's driveway at 5943 Beech Dell Drive, Oct. 22. Five bottles of beer stolen from Thornton's at 6510 Glenway Ave., Oct. 23. Flatbed trailer stolen from Four Season Car Wash at 4536 Bridgetown Road, Oct. 23. Car stereo, GPS, MP3 player and various power cords stolen from vehicle at 5055 Glencrossing Way, Oct. 24. Social Security card and two birth certificates stolen from vehicle at 4407 St. Martins Place, Oct. 24. Six CDs stolen from vehicle at 5701 Lauderdale Drive, Oct. 25. Wallet and contents stolen from purse at 3579 Epley Road No. 1, Oct. 25. Class ring and money stolen from home at 7024 Hearne Road, Oct. 25. Purse and contents stolen from vehicle at 3295 North Bend Road, Oct. 26. Case of beer stolen from Speedway at 5387 North Bend Road, Oct. 26. Bicycle stolen from home’s back yard at 1764 Leona Drive, Oct. 28. Copper coil stolen from air conditioning unit at Michael Crone Transmission at 6504 Glenway Ave., Oct. 29. Scrap metal and sewer grates stolen from Allgeier and Sons at 6386 Bridgetown Road, Oct. 29. Victim lost their credit card and it was

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stolen and later used at 6530 Glenway Ave., Oct. 29. Wallet and contents stolen from employee locker at Hatting’s Supermarket at 6148 Bridgetown Road, Oct. 29. Money and rare coins stolen from home at 3072 Neisel Ave., Oct. 30. Nine DVDs stolen from home at 5734 Cheviot Road No. 11, Oct. 31. Set of golf clubs stolen from vehicle at 2017 Faycrest Drive, Oct. 31. Rocking chair stolen from home’s front porch at 6900 Bridgetown Road, Oct. 31. Assorted body wash items stolen from Dollar Tree at 5975 Colerain Ave., Nov. 1. MP3 player stolen from home at 4554 Ebenezer Road, Nov. 1.

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP

Arrests/Citations

Victoria Baker, 31, assault at 8600 block of Cavalier Drive, Oct. 24. Shumia Dillard, 19, 1974 Sevenhills Drive, disorderly conduct, assault on police officer, resisting arrest at Sevenhills and Birchridge drives, Oct. 21. Tim Duffy, 24, theft at 9800 block of Winton Road, Oct. 21. Theresa Grace, 41, 2029 Mistyhill

Drive, domestic violence at 2029 Mistyhill Drive, Oct. 14. Sharon Morgan, 51, 1950 Windmill Way, domestic violence at 1950 Windmill Way, Oct. 27. Marcia Stone, 49, 5911 Cary Ave., operating vehicle under the influence at 6200 block of Betts Avenue, Oct. 25. D'Neace Turney, 32, forgery, theft at 8800 block of Cavalier Drive, Oct. 26. Demarcus Wilson, 21, 11666 Hinkley Drive, burglary at 8900 block of Winton Road, Oct. 14. Juvenile, burglary at Bellune Drive, Oct. 26. Juvenile, burglary at 1000 block of Thurnderbird Lane, Oct. 26. Three juveniles, disorderly conduct at Mockingbird and Thunderbird lanes, Oct. 22. Three juveniles, disorderly conduct at Sevenhills and Birchridge drives, Oct. 21. Gerri Graham, 44, 8897 Cabot Drive, disorderly conduct at 8800 block of Cabot Drive, Nov. 3. Michelle Miller, 25, 1113 Kings Run Drive, obstructing official business at 9200 block of Winton Road, Nov. 3. Charles Frazier, 42, 1072 Wellspring Drive, domestic violence at 1072 Wellspring Drive, Nov. 3. George Seibel, 44, 737 Fleming Road, telecommunications harassment at 737 Fleming Road, Nov. 2. Gary Porter, 53, 6812 Betts Ave., drug

paraphernalia at Betts and Cordova avenues, Nov. 2.

Reports/Incidents Aggravated robbery

Dollar General reported money, deodorant stolen at gunpoint at 1051 North Bend Road, Oct. 25.

Attempted burglary

Woman reported attempted break-in at 820 Crowden Drive, Oct. 30.

Breaking and entering

Hope Academy reported TVs stolen at 1805 Miles Road, Oct. 13.

Criminal damaging

Man reported vehicle damaged at 1332 Biloxi Drive, Oct. 20.

Robbery

Juvenile reported being assaulted and wallet, Ipod stolen at 8500 block of Winton Road, Nov. 1.

Theft

Rally's reported money stolen at 10946 Hamilton Ave., Nov. 2. Taco Bell reported money stolen at 893 W. Galbraith Road, Oct. 31. Man reported checks stolen at 8446 Fernwell Drive, Oct. 28. Woman reported money stolen at 886 Cavalier Drive, Oct. 21. Taco Bell reported money stolen at 893 W.Galbraith Road, Oct. 22. Woman reported computer, TV stolen at 2139 Trapp Lane, Oct. 14. Man reported car keys stolen at 8400 block of Winton Road, Oct. 13.

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Alvin Grace, 48, 2140 Selim Ave., theft and obstructing official business at 6580 Harrison Ave., Oct. 28. Lela Dennison, 31, 1600 Harrison Ave., theft at 6550 Harrison Ave., Oct. 28. Juvenile, 12, assault at 5400 Edalbert Drive, Oct. 28. Patricia Phillips, 26, 842 Old State Road, open container at Fillview Circle and Harrison Avenue, Oct. 29. Paula A. Mullins, 42, 5409 Fayridge, theft at 5071 Glencrossing Way, Oct. 30. Thomas M. Sargent, 52, 522 Harrison Ave., disorderly conduct while intoxicated at Harrison Avenue and Race Road, Oct. 31. Juvenile, 16, drug possession, drug paraphernalia and carrying concealed weapon at 6560 Harrison Ave., Nov. 1. Steven C. Hilson, 53, 10040 Woodstock, theft at 6550 Harrison Ave., Nov. 1. David J. Shaw, 39, 405 Elm St., domestic violence at 6441 Glenway Ave., Nov. 1. Elijah Walker, 39, 2681 Herron Ave., theft at 6290 Glenway Ave., Nov. 1. Christopher L. Miller, 18, 2010 Faywood Drive, possession of marijuana and disorderly conduct at 1939 Faywood Ave., Nov. 1.

Copper piping stolen from home at 5595 Vogel Road, Oct. 29. Pair of shoes and a jacket stolen from home at 4783 North Bend Road, Oct. 19. Two laptop computers, two guns, pillow case and miscellaneous jewelry stolen from home at 5895 Sheed Road, Oct. 20. Front window broken on home during break-in, but nothing found missing at 5211 North Bend Crossing, Oct. 21. Table, chairs, couch, carpet, bed frame, mattress, televison and door frame damaged inside home at 5719 Signal Pointe Drive, Oct. 23. Money stolen from home at 5326 Julmar Drive, Oct. 25.

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Renew, reuse, recycle

Colerain Township had its 27th annual recycling day in October, giving residents an opportunity to bring recycling items to a central location. Appliances, cardboard, computer equipment, motor oil, brush and tires were among the items accepted.

Colerain Township maintenance worker Bob Sutthoff helps Colerain Township resident Bill Walters remove cardboard boxes from his vehicle. Walters says the Recycling Day is a great service for residents. “I wouldn’t know where to get rid of some of these things,” he said.

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Workers from the Colerain Township Public Works Department used a loader to put heavy items into Dumpsters.

Colerain Township resident Ron Flaig, left, and Colerain Township Police Officer Jason Hussell unload brush from a truck during Recycle Day.

Residents filled Dumpsters with unwanted furniture and other household items during Colerain Township’s Annual Recycling Day.

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Bob Sutthoff, a maintenance worker with the Colerain Township Parks and Services Department, loads cardboard into trucks on Recycle Day.

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