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Maybe they delivered a home-cooked meal when you were under the weather, or watched your children while you ran a quick errand, or helped you with yard work. They are Neighbors Who Care, and we think they deserve recognition. Again this year, the Northwest Press will devote one of our holiday issues to honoring those in the community who have given a bit of themselves to make the lives of others better. No deed is too small (or too large). If you know a Neighbor Who Cares, tell us about them. You can nominate by sending an e-mail to, or by regular mail to Northwest Press, 5556 Cheviot Road, Cincinnati, 45247. Include your name, address and phone number, as well as their name.

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St. Xavier senior tight end Alex Longi braces for a hit from Elder senior Alex Taylor during the Bombers game against Elder Nov. 14. Longi finished with six catches for 42 yards, but the Bombers fell 17-14 at Nippert Stadium. See more sports on A8.

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Residents can now file on the Web By Jennie Key

Colerain Township victims of property crimes will have a new and more convenient way to make a report. Beginning Monday, Nov. 16, the Colerain Police Department will accepts resident report these kinds of crime through a new online reporting system. The system has been set up by a team that includes Colerain Township officers – Chris Cullman and Jamie Penley – and Colerain Township IT director Josh Campbell. Police Chief Dan Meloy says the online report will allow residents and businesses to file criminal damaging, theft and lost property reports through the township’s E-Gov reporting system. The online form is not to be used to report emergencies or for conditions requiring an immediate response. Officials said in emergency situations, residents must use the telephone and dial 911. The new reporting method allows residents to report crimes at a time that is convenient to them while allowing police to improve efficiency at the same time. “We will still respond to any-

one’s home or business to take an in-person report, but if it is more convenient to the citizen to file his or her report online, we now have an Meloy avenue to provide the service,” Meloy said. Online reports will save the time the officer would have used to drive to the location of the offense and the cost of fuel. Hamilton County is raising the dispatch fee by $1.25 per call this year and each of the next three years. The new fee will be $15.80 per dispatch. The chief says he anticipates a $30,000 increase in dispatch costs for 2010 due to the county cost hike. Meloy says the two most reported crimes are criminal damaging and theft incidents. Last year, there were 1,800 theft reports and about 600 criminal damaging reports in Colerain Township. If even a quarter of those were reported using the new system, it would save the township more than $9,000 in dispatch fees alone. Meloy says it’s easy to use. The township Web site is A front page link directs citizens to the “file a police report” link and the citizen will be able to complete the report online. When the report is submitted, it will be directed to all the ser-

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The Colerain Township Police Department will be working to get the word out about the new online reporting system. Chief Dan Meloy says the department will notify and educate the community of the new service, using news outlets, the Colerain Township Web site,, and the township newsletter. Meloy says officers will be talking to citizens and explaining the new service, as well. geants. The sergeants will receive notice of the report being filed and whoever is working will assign the online report to a police officer. The officer will call the resident, ensure the information is correct, confirm the crime and then complete the report. The online report will be attached to the official report and sent through the appropriate investigative channels. The online report will remain a part of the local records. Colerain Township Board of Trustee president Jeff Ritter likes the new approach. “It’s very seldom you have an improvement that results in a cost reduction and improved effectiveness and efficiency,” Ritter said. “I continue to take my hat off to Chief Meloy. Now the challenge is getting the people to use it.” Anyone with questions about the new reporting system can call the police department at 3857504.

Colerain Township has told the owners of Northgate Mall to clean up their act. The township zoning department has issued citations to the mall’s owners informing them they are in violation of the township’s property maintenance code. One citation is for the hole in the south side of the mall where J.C. Penney was formerly located. The mall demolished part of the main building in anticipation of the addition of a Rave Cinema. When that deal fell through the mall has had a partially demolished building since 2008. The citation for the hole in the side of the building says the mall’s building is not secure, not in good repair, the joints are not weather tight and openings are not secure. Notations in the citation file indicate mall officials responded Nov. 6 that the building will be in compliance within 30 to 45 days. The most recent citation, issued Nov. 5, is for the old cinema building, which is attached to the TGI Friday Restaurant on an outlot at the mall. That citation lists peeling paint, rust, and oxidation stains as violations of the township’s property maintenance code. The mall indicated it will comply with that citation within 30 to 60 days. The township passed the code in 2007. Anita Blackford, regional manager for Feldman Mall Properties Inc., said the mall is working with the township and will comply with the maintenance code. “To my knowledge, the problems will be corrected,” she said. “We are looking at all of the possibilities.” She said mall officials have not made a final decision as to how the building will be secured, or whether the cinema building will be repaired or taken down. “It’s all currently in the works,” she said. Frank Birkenhauer, assistant township administrator and economic development director, said the mall is expected to be in compliance, as are all other businesses in the township. “We have identified standards that residents and businesses have to live up to,” Birkenhauer said. “We are asking residents to keep their properties maintained, and the businesses must abide by the property maintenance code as well.”

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Police drill set at Northwest high By Jennie Key

If you see police swarming Northwest High School in the next two weekends, you can relax. It’s only a drill. The Colerain Township Police Department will use Northwest High School for training drills Sundays, Nov. 22 and Nov. 29. The sessions are set to run from 8 a.m. to noon. School officials say the training will use scenariobased incidents where officers will be required to respond to and enter the school as if there were a real incident occurring. Colerain Township Police Chief Dan Meloy says during this training, neighbors or passersby may see offi-

cers responding in patrol cars and entering the building with weapons. Meloy says these weapons will be Airsoft guns, paid for by the Colerain Township Citizens Police Academy, and will not contain real ammunition. Instructors will simulate gunshots using cap guns. Meloy said members of the citizens academy will also help out by acting as school staff during the scenarios. Meloy stressed the training is not in anticipation of any threats or increased fear of violence in the school. He said the department tries to keep a training schedule set to prepare officers to respond to any emergency.

Colerain Township Police Chief Dan Meloy said that training in the building will allow officers to be familiar with the layout of the school. Meloy said the training allows the officers to review the legal and tactical situations they might face and run through the department’s protocol for response in a critical incident. Meloy said all of the department’s officers will participate over the two weekends. The chief added that training in the building will allow officers to be familiar with the layout of the school, and the principles

used in the training will translate to any location. “We’ve done this before, in this building and other locations in the township,” Meloy said. Police officers also participate in command incident training using a table top model of the township in the basement of the government complex. Training has also been conducted at the Miami Valley Labs with the Colerain Township Fire Department. “The Northwest Local School District and the Colerain Police Department have always been strong partners and have had a tradition in preventing violence and protecting your children in our schools,” school resource officer Andy Demeropolis said.

Benefit planned for Lauren Dietz scholarship fund By Jennie Key

Family and friends of Lauren Dietz, a Northwest High School student killed with her best friend Miranda Phelps in an after-school crash two years ago, are raising money for a scholarship to honor her memory.

The benefit will be from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Cincinnati Turner’s Club, 2200 Pinney Lane. Stacey Tucker, one of the organizers of the benefit, says there will be music, food, raffles and a good time for a good cause. “The benefit is being held to raise money for a schol-

arship to be given in Lauren’s name for what would have been her graduating year,” Tucker said. She would be a senior this year at Northwest High School. “The issue of safe and responsible teen driving is one that has been taken too lightly for too long,” she added. “I am committed to

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getting the message out that our young teens lives are being cut short and far too often. No one should have to suffer the loss of a child the way these families have.” Tickets are being sold in advance and can be purchased by e-mailing


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Taking a break from their duties in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, are local Marines, front, Lance Cpl. Andrew Davis; second row, from left, Cpl. Joe Canter amd Lance Cpl. Adam Roos; third row, Lance Cpl. Phillip Papke and Cpl. Paul Lockwood.

P&G closing Miami Valley Labs By Jennie Key

Officials from Procter & Gamble, which owns and operates the Miami Valley Innovation Center, say the company is closing the center on East Miami River Road and will transfer the research and development operations to other facilities. Paul Fox, a spokesman for Procter & Gamble, said operations at the Miami Valley Innovation Center will be distributed to the Mason Business Center, the Beckett Ridge Technical Center in West Chester, Ivorydale Technical Center in St. Bernard, and Winton Hill Business Center. The Miami Valley Innovation Center has 445 Procter & Gamble employees. Two other research and development operations, one in Lewisburg, the other in Needham, Mass., are also being closed. Frank Birkenhauer, Colerain Township assistant administrator and economic development director, said Procter & Gamble informed the township that a study was under way, so the announcement is not a complete surprise but it is a disappointment. In preparation for this

loss, Birkenhauer says Colerain Township has been in contact with officials from P&G, as well as county, and regional development officials to work with the company throughout the transition and develop plans to regain the lost jobs at the facility and restore the space to its highest and best use. “The facility on East Miami River Road is strategically outfitted and located to accommodate global business interests all surrounded by a park like setting,” Birkenhauer said. “Great access, quality of life, and the latest technology are all at the Colerain Township site and we are confident of its potential to attract new jobs and investment in the region.” Fox said the majority of the research and development employees will be able to transfer to other facilities. “We have made no plans for the Miami Valley facility at this time,” Fox said. The transitions will result in more than 150 additional jobs in the Cincinnati area. He said the phased transitions will begin after the first of the year and are expected to be complete by June of 2012.

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Colerain Township resident Ashley Townes was looking for a volunteer opportunity at University of Cincinnati when she found a job that fit her perfectly. Townes, a student peer educator at the UC’s Wellness Center, is not only enjoying her work, she is also gaining experience toward a future career in the medical field. In her position, the 22year-old Townes provides expertise and a student perspective on health matters affecting students. The UC Wellness Center provides health and wellness services including programs for students, faculty, staff and the community. Programs and workshops include information on nutrition, stress management, smoking cessation, alcohol awareness, sexual health, fitness and body image. There are also journals,


Ashley Townes, Colerain Township, has developed a student-focused program on minority health as well as a program for first-year students that includes everything from coping with homesickness to fighting the “freshman 15.” videos and CDs, on a variety of health topics. The center also offers blood pressure screenings during business hours. Townes says peer educators bring programs to classes, fraternity and sorority houses and residence halls on campus. “We have conversations and programs about topics that might be hard for students to talk about with an advisor,” she said. “They may be more comfortable with someone that’s their age. I think it’s less intimidating if they come to us, rather than go to a faculty

member or an RA (resident assistant) ” Townes said she has enjoyed the opportunity to develop as well as present programs to students. She says she recently developed a studentfocused program on minority health as well as a program for first-year students that includes everything from coping with homesickness to fighting the “freshman 15” weight gain. “We talk about alcohol use on campus and the potential consequences as well as sexual health issues,” she said. “The pro-

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Get ready to stop before entering Interstate 74 - if you haven’t already had to stop. The Ohio Department of Transporation was expectecd to turn on the ramp meters – those traffice signals you have seen at the North Bend Road and Montana Avenue entrances to I-74 for about two years. ODOT said last week they would be in use on Tuesday, Nov. 17. These are the first highway ramp traffic lights installed in Southwest Ohio and will operate 6-9 a.m. on the eastbound ramps from North Bend and Montana Avenue, and from Colerain Avenue/Beekman Street and Spring Grove Avenue. Studies show that ramp metering can reduce crashes, improve travel speeds and create a more uniform traffic flow, according to Sharon Smigielski, a spokeswoman for ODOT. The lights are activated by sensors embedded in the pavement on the ramps and the freeway near the ramps, according to ODOT. The lights change from green to red, allowing one vehicle onto the interstate

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Christkindlmarkt Street light still option at intersection is Nov. 20-22 By Jennie Key

throughout the weekend. Another highlight will be Saturday night’s lantern parade, a German tradition in honor of St. Martin. Any child can participate by bringing his or her own lantern or purchasing one at the event for $3. Children will then line up at 6:30 p.m. to march in a parade led by the saint and the event’s and burgermeister, Steve Horstmeyer from FOX 19. Free carriage rides will also be offered from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. In a break from tradition, the event also includes a Sports Platz, a German-style bar, where the weekend’s big games will be shown. When the shopping and activities work up an appetite, visitors can dine on German offerings such as Oktoberfest chicken, sauerkraut balls, schnitzel, potato pancakes, wursts and soups, topping them off with any of a variety of German pastries. The festivities will take place under the covered, enclosed and heated pavilion at Germania Park, 3529 W. Kemper Road in Colerain Township. Hours are 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (club house open until midnight) Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $3; children 14 and under are free. Free parking is available. For more information, call 742-0060 or visit

Motorists on Pippin and Kemper roads may be in the dark a little longer, but Colerain Township trustees promise a decision will be made by the end of November to get a street light at the intersection. The issue came to light earlier this month, when Jonda Kirtley came to the board after her son, 12year-old Cameron, was hit as he crossed Kemper Road on his way to class at Pleasant Run Middle School. The boy was in a crosswalk at the time of the acci-

the accident every day hearing Cameron’s scream in his head. “It was so dark that day, and rainy,” he said. “It could have happened to anyone in this room. With the kids walking to school, I can’t understand why there is no street light at that intersection.” He said he’s also concerned about the lack of sidewalks for students walking to Pleasant Run Elementary School. The board is investigating whose responsibility it would be to place a crossing guard at the intersection. Township officials have

been in touch with Duke energy about the expense associated with a streetlight, and trustees want more information before making the commitment to shoulder the cost. Foglesong will be checking with Duke to see if there is any grant or foundation money that could help pay for the installation and operation of the street light. The board also wants the school district to be a partner in the project. Foglesong will also be talking with officials from Hamilton County, since these are county roads involved.

Colerain student wins volunteer honors Kaiti Shelton, a sophomore at Colerain High School, was recently recognized by the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired with its Paul Silverglade Youth Award. A Braille reader and marching band participant at school, Shelton’s familiarity with the agency is from firsthand experience as a piano student and later as a clarinet player and partici-

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Gannett News Service Christkindlmarkt serves up holiday spirit, German style Get a dose of holiday cheer that’s in keeping with Cincinnati’s German heritage at the Germania Society of Cincinnati’s 12th annual Christkindlmarkt Friday, Nov. 20 through Sunday, Nov. 22. The annual celebration is a local take on the holiday markets that spring up throughout Germany and Austria this time of year. “Every town has one,” Paul Southwick, publicity and advertising chair for the society, said of the markets. “It’s a way for communities to socialize and to Christmas shop.” He said the Germania Society tries to keep its local market authentic, with ornaments, table linens, steins, cuckoo clocks, toys, advent calendars and other directfrom-Germany imports. “It’s one of the few places you can go to get traditional items from Germany,” he said. Though the chance to shop for German imports is undoubtedly a major reason why 15,000 people turn out for the market each year, Southwick emphasizes that it’s more than just a place to shop. Entertainment for both adults and children will be offered, including performances by the Frisch Marionettes at 3 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. German choirs and high school choirs will also perform

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Rabbits were represented at the pet blessing at St. Ann Church, thanks to Haley New’s bunny Happy.

Alfie, who belongs to Colerain Township resident Amy Williams, waited patiently before the blessing.

Craig Hultquist with basset hounds Max and Wilma during the blessing ceremony.

Kris Richmond holds his slithery pet, an okeetee corn snake named Blaze. They were taking part in the pet blessing at St. Ann Church.

Bless the beasts … St. Ann Deacon John Quattone reads from the Book of Blessings as animals and their owners take part in the annual blessing ceremony at St. Ann Church.

Parishioners gathered for the annual pet blessing at St. Ann Church last week. Dogs, cats, a bunny and even a snake were brought for the blessing ceremony.

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4.0 honor roll: Victoria Adeniran, Lauren Blake, Erica Brady, Alexandria Capano, Carlene Colina, Jacob Collamer, Matthew Crooker, Hannah Crosby, Alexander Ehrenschwender, Katy Feldman, Joseph Flohr, David Friedhoff, Jarrett Grace, Reajean Hastings, Chelsey Hill-Root, Travis Hoehn, Tatum Hughes, Ashley Hughett, Dustin Kenton, Nicole Koenig, Rachel Laughlin, Sarah Law, Chelsea Lee, Alexandra Lekson, Megan McCurdy, Brendan McDonough, Jason Meyer, Sydney Morris, John Neumeier, Cory Newman, Nina Raab, Steven Reed, Deanna Schindler, Jordan Sherrer, Allison Steinbeck, Jennifer Stockelman, Erica Thomas, Nathan Timmreck, Kathryn Wagner, Amanda Walters, Mikyle Washington, John Wilson, Benjamin Wissel, Alexis Wolf and Victor Zeinner. Honor roll: Kristian Arrequin, Zachary Ashcraft, Ryan Atkinson, Alexa Baker,


4.0 honor roll: Brandon Abernathy, Alexandra Alley, Brittany Bertram, Willie Betts, Natasha Blair, Walter Blust, Jennifer Bole, Hannah Burns, Ross Clendening, Kyle Dickman, Nicole Diefenbacher, Paige Dunn, Nicholas Durkin, Jacob Feldman, Nicole Ferry, Jacob Forrester, Rachel Giltner, Sarah Giltner, Samantha Greco, William Hays, Allison Herbers, Adam Higgins, Raymond Hollingsworth, Zachary Huffman, Anthony Igel, Chelsea Jones, Treva Jungbluth, Elizabeth Kokenge, Jillian

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SCHOOL NOTES Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy

Javon Campbell of Dry Ridge, a student at CHCA’s Martha S. Lindner High School, has been named an outstanding participant in the 46th annual National Achievement Scholarship Program. The National Achievement Scholarship Program was initiated in 1964 to recognize academically promising black students throughout the nation. As an outstanding participant, Campbell becomes one of 3,100 students who are brought to the attention of about 1,500 four-year colleges and universities in the United States. In late September, a roster of these students’ names, high schools and tentative college majors is sent to higher education admission officials. He also will receive a certificate recognizing his standing in the program.

To advance to the finalist level in the competition, semifinalists must present a record of high academic performance throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by the high school principal, write an essay and earn SAT scores that conform to the PSAT/NMSQT performance. In addition, the semifinalist and a high school official must complete a detailed scholarship application in which they provide information about the student’s participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities and educational goals. • A combined team of the junior varsity and varsity cheerleaders recently attended a competition at Glen Este High School and placed first in their category. The freshman squad received an honorable mention.

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Senior Akeem Campbell has been named one of more than 1,600 Black American high school seniors designated semifinalists in the 46th annual National Achievement Scholarship Program. Campbell can continue in the competition for Campbell approximately 800 Achievement Scholarship awards, worth some $2.6 million, to be offered next spring. The National Achievement Scholarship Program recognizes academically promising black students throughout the nation and provides scholarships to the most outstanding program participants.

The students of the month for October are Katie Cunningham, Erica Helcher, Carleigh Henn, Brady McClelland, Becky Palmer, Taylor Smith, Vivian Sprague, Trista Teuschler, Robbie Thomas and Tommy Thomas.

McAuley High School

Juniors in Jim Schneider’s United States history classes recently were treated to a multi-cultural feast. Schneider invited McAuley’s two year-long exchange students, Vera Straub of Germany and Mai Chu of Vietnam, four October exchange students from Niels Steensens Gymnasium in Copenhagen, Denmark, and a current student, Pakistan native Shaiza Alvi, to share their cultures with his Cincinnati native students. Each class brought in foods from

different cultures, such as German potato salad, Danish dream cake, Vietnamese spring rolls and French chicken Marsala, as well as Cincinnati favorites like chili dip and fruit pizza. As the students enjoyed the food, the international students shared bits and pieces of their culture. The Danish students showed some slides of landmarks in Copenhagen and played a recording of the most popular Danish music. Signs in the different languages the students speak were on the door welcoming everyone to the party. The McAuley students learned how to count in several languages, as well as common phrases such as hello and Merry Christmas. • Eighteen students earned a “limo lunch” for their participation in the annual fall magazine drive sponsored by the athletic department. Students who sold 12 or more items in the magazine drive rode in a limousine to Cici’s in Fairfield. On the road trip were freshmen Brooke Bigner, Elizabeth Davish, Taylor Gorby, Rachel Pierani, Allsion Schuler and Kaitlyn Sterwerf, sophomores Haley Poli, Samantha Rack, Katie Schmuelling and Arielle Torbeck, juniors Emily Blessing, Kimberly Calder, Stephanie Clemons, Maria Lupp, Elizabeth Morris and Amanda Rapien, and senior Bethani Ritter.

Northwest High School

Northwest recently celebrated Teen Read Week by encouraging students to read for the fun of it. More than 30 staff members, including teachers, administrators, guidance counselors, office staff and tutors, read a teen book for the fun of it over the summer. Throughout the week, teachers shared what they read with their students and promot-

ed reading in various ways. Participating staff members were also featured in their very own READ posters, which are now on display throughout the building. The posters can also be viewed online in the Northwest High School photo gallery. • The band, under the direction of Sarah Boys, performed in the University of Cincinnati homecoming parade. For the first time in school history, the band won first place in the high school band category. The winners were announced at the football game on Saturday and the UC Association will make a $1,500 donation to Northwest’s band program.

Northwest Local School District

The Northwest Local School District was identified this year as an exemplary school district for supporting students with autism spectrum disorders by the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence. The district has been asked to present at the 2009 OCALI Conference and Exposition and attend the conference for free. The title of the district’s presentation is “First annual Ohio District Team Forum for Schools Striving to Meet the Needs of Students with Autism and Low Incidence Disabilities.” Presenting will be Mary Barnaclo and Sandy Blanck, student service supervisors; Erika Bompiani, social skills unit teacher at Pleasant Run Middle School; Reena Fish, district transition specialist; Cheryl Hatala, social skills unit teacher at Pleasant Run Elementary; and James Schultz and Melinda Woodward, social skills unit teachers at Northwest High School. The district’s team has worked

collaboratively with OCALI for the last three to four years to develop effective and appropriate programming for students with autism spectrum disorders across all grade levels. OCALI has provided the district with support and resources to develop and create programming from kindergarten to high school.

Pleasant Run Elementary

Approximately 250 students and their dads recently participated in Fly into Fall with Fathers. Groups created air-powered bottle rockets and shot them off in the gym, then measured the length the rockets flew. As the variables were changed on the rocket, the students and their fathers had to predict which variable would cause the rocket to fly farther.

Pleasant Run Middle School

Students of the week receive a Certificate of Recognition and a Frisch’s coupon. Students of the week ending Nov. 6 are: Abi Meyer, Aanina Dews, Joshua Harper, Myka Hoskins, Chassity Lynch, Breauna Carpenter, Kris Oehler, Steven Farrell, and Matt Harold. Some students also received special recognition. Bryant DeBildt, sixth grade, “is a great student. He is respectful and always has a pleasant and positive attitude. He also works hard in his classes. He is a wonderful Team Endeavor member.” Brandon Schon, seventh grade “is very enjoyable to have in class. He is participating more often and he is definitely a leader among his peers. He is a great example of a student

athlete on Team Excalibur.” Alison Short, eighth grade, “is a great student on Team Ambition. She is a hard worker, and we can count on her to make good choices. We are happy that Alison is on our team.” Autumn Beverly from Team Aspire “teachers applaud Autumn for her outstanding effort and work.” Scott Thomas, Team Advantage, “had a great end to first quarter. He did great on his math assessment and has just done well all around.”

St. James School

St. James School has received a $1,000 grant through the Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s Learning Links program. The grant was applied for and granted to benefit the seventh grade. The funds will be used to purchase books to add to a classroom library. • Several years ago, students set out to collect 1 million pop tabs to donate to the Ronald McDonald House of Cincinnati. Members of student council met with representatives from the Ronald McDonald House and planned out a course to achieve the goal. Recently, the school reached the 1 million pop tab count through the help of students, faculty members, and many friends and families. Representatives from the Ronald McDonald House recently attended a celebration assembly to talk to students about the purpose of the house.

Taylor Elementary School

Taylor recently hosted National Geographic’s giant traveling maps, gym-sized maps that students can walk on, collaborate and have fun while learning.

LUNCH MENUS Mount Healthy Schools

Thursday, Nov. 19 – Turkey and dressing with gravy, seasoned green beans, candied yams, dinner roll, homemade dessert. Friday, Nov. 20 – Popcorn fish, baked waffle potatoes, corn muffin, chilled fruit. Monday, Nov. 23 – Turkey hot dog with Cincinnati chili and cheese, baked shoestring potatoes, chilled

peaches or pears. Tuesday, Nov. 24 – Assorted entrees, vegetables and fruit served with bread or rolls. Wednesday, Nov. 25 – No school: Thanksgiving holiday.

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Thursday, Nov. 19 – Pizza, broccoli

with cheese, pears (chicken patty on a bun). Friday, Nov. 20 – Hamburger or cheeseburger, french fries, apple wedges (manager’s choice). Monday, Nov. 23 – Toasted cheese sandwich, tomato soup, peas, peaches (corn puppies with sauce). Tuesday, Nov. 24 – Personal pan pizza, corn, orange smiles (man-

ager’s choice). Wednesday, Nov. 25 – No school: Thanksgiving holiday.

Middle School

Thursday, Nov. 19 – Hamburger or cheeseburger, french fries (chili cheese fries). Friday, Nov. 20 – Nachos with cheese sauce, green beans (manager’s choice). Monday, Nov. 23 – French bread

pizza, corn (egg salad sandwich). Tuesday, Nov. 24 – Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes with gravy (manager’s choice). Wednesday, Nov. 25 – No school: Thanksgiving holiday.

High School

Thursday, Nov. 19 – Hamburger or cheeseburger, french fries (corn dog with cheese). Friday, Nov. 20 – Pizza dippers with

sauce, mixed vegetables (manager’s choice). Monday, Nov. 23 – Cheese coney, hash brown potatoes, hot cinnamon apples (ham and cheese bagel). Tuesday, Nov. 24 – French bread pizza, corn (ham and Swiss puff pastry). Wednesday, Nov. 25 – No school: Thanksgiving holiday.

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On to the playoffs

A La Salle High School graduate Aaron Osborne goal off an assist from Joey Tensing, a Mount Healthy High School graduate, just 7:50 into the Nov. 8 game proved to be all Thomas More College needed, as the top-seeded Saints captured their firstever PAC Men’s Soccer Championship with a 1-0 home victory over third-seeded Washington & Jefferson College. With the win, the Saints secured the PAC’s automatic bid to the 2009 NCAA Division III Playoffs. Thomas More held a narrow 14-12 shot advantage over W&J, while the Presidents maintained a 6-5 margin in corner kicks. Thomas More sophomore GK Zack Lawson made three saves in the shutout victory over the Presidents.

All star

College of Mount St. Joseph women’s soccer senior defender Shannon Nortman, a Mercy High School graduate, was named to the All-HCAC Second Team. Nortman was also a First Team selection last fall.

Season high

Ohio Northern University junior Abby Schaller, a McAuley High School graduate, had a solid week on the university’s volleyball team, the week of Nov. 2, with 24 kills, including eight kills and a season-high .538 hitting percentage against the Blue Streaks in the quarterfinals, Nov. 3. The No. 6-ranked Ohio Northern volleyball competed in the NCAA Tournament Regionals.

Post-season award

College of Mount St. Joseph volleyball middle hitter, Sophomore Kat Roedig, a McAuley High School graduate, was recently selected First Team All-HCAC.

Swimming for Duke

Colerain High School senior swimmer Lauren Weaver will attend Duke University to swim and study. Lauren has been to the state championships in swimming in two events the last two years with her highest finish being second place.

Player of the week

University of Dayton linebacker Joe Ries, a St. Xavier High School graduate, was named the PFL Defensive Player of the Week after a stellar performance in UD’s 17-0 win over Davidson at Welcome Stadium. Ries filled the statistic sheet in leading Dayton to the shutout win. He intercepted two passes and returned them for 62 yards, broke up another pass, forced a fumble and was in on eight tackles, including four solo hits. A second-year starter, the senior is second on the team in tackles with 42. He also leads the Flyers in interceptions (2) and fumbles forced (2). He was First Team All-Pioneer Football League in 2008. Ries is a mainstay on the UD defense that leads the league in scoring defense (12.7), total defense (233.5), pass defense (140.5), pass efficiency defense (94.5), first downs allowed (11.7), opponent third down conversions (23.6 percent) and red zone defense (62.5 percent).

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Smith nets GCL Athlete of Year award

By Anthony Amorini

A stellar senior season netted La Salle High School soccer player Kyle Smith the Athlete of the Year award in the prestigious Greater Catholic League South Division this fall. Smith, a four-year varsity player and Colerain Township resident, led the GCL South Division with 30 points including 13 goals and four assists during his senior campaign. For a Lancer who’s spent most of his life playing organized soccer, the award was well deserved in La Salle head coach Steve Schulten’s eyes, the coach said. “He was the clear-cut choice to win GCL Player of the Year based on his career over four years as well as his senior season,” Schulten said. “I’ve been coaching here for 17 years and he has one


La Salle High School senior Kyle Smith is the GCL Soccer Player of the Year. of the best touches on the ball of anyone we’ve had at La Salle. “He’s extremely deserving of this honor,” Schulten

added. LaSalle took second place in its GCL South Division at 8-5-4 overall this fall with a league mark of 5-

2-4. St. Xavier (11-7, 8-3) took first place in the GCL South Division. During the 2008 season, Smith finished third in the GCL South Division with 19 points (eight goals, three assists). Smith ended his career with 22 goals. “Very rarely do we play freshmen on varsity so a four-year varsity player is very rare for us,” Schulten said. “As a senior, he led the GCL South in goals and it’s an extremely tough league. “He’s very crafty with the ball. Kyle is very hard to cover one-on-one which means he creates chances for himself and his teammates,” Schulten added. La Salle teammate Chris Fisbeck was the beneficiary of Smith’s crafty play on more than a few occasions, Schulten said. Fisbeck finished second in the GCL South Division with 21 points (nine goals,

three assists) which gave the Lancers the top two scorers in the conference. “He’s been playing since he could walk and he’s been on a team since he was 4,” Smith’s mother Mary Mikkelson said of a lifetime spent on the soccer pitch. “(Winning Athlete of the Year) was just a wonderful accomplishment.” Smith has been approached by several collegiate soccer teams but the La Salle standout is still considering his future, Mikkelson said. Smith is centering his college search around academics as a member of the National Honor Society with roughly a 3.75 GPA, Mikkelson said. As for the future of the Lancers’ soccer program, juniors Ben Moeller and Adam Tulius and sophomore keeper Mack Robinson will lead La Salle next fall following Smith’s graduation, Schulten said.

Bombers fall to Elder, season ends By Tony Meale

His players huddled around him, their heads bowed and their eyes moist. “I don’t know if I’ve ever been more proud of a group of guys,” St. Xavier High School football coach Steve Specht said. “I don’t care what the scoreboard says. That isn’t what makes champions. You guys coming out here every day and busting your tails – that’s what makes champions.” St. Xavier – a team that no one picked to do much of anything this season, a team that ended up winning a GCL-South title and a city championship, a team that aspired to win the program’s third state title in five years – fell behind 17-0 to Elder in the Division I Regional Semifinal at Nippert Stadium Nov. 14 before falling 17-14. And just like that, the Bombers’ dream season was over. They finish 9-3 (3-0). More than 20,000 fans watched as Elder jumped on St. X early and used a bendbut-don’t-break defense to hold the Bombers scoreless through three quarters. Elder junior running back Ben Coffaro scored on a 44-yard scamper, and a 37-yard field goal by allstate kicker Tony Miliano propelled the Panthers to a 10-0 halftime lead. Wide receiver Tim O’Conner put the game out of reach with an 18-yard, broken-tackle touchdown catch


St. Xavier High School head coach Steve Specht addresses his players following a 17-14 loss to Elder in the Division I Regional Semifinal at Nippert Stadium Nov. 14.

to open the third quarter; he finished with three receptions for 31 yards and a touchdown. St. X got on the scoreboard in the fourth quarter after a one-yard plow from senior bruiser Nigel Muhammad. An 18-yard touchdown reception by senior wideout Will Carroll closed the gap to 17-14, but

St. X, which outgained Elder 317-290, would get no closer. The Panthers converted a fourth-and-1 pass from Mark Miller to Alex Welch for six yards with 42 seconds remaining to seal the win. “That’s a great high school football game,” Specht said. “You’ve got two communities like X and Elder that love their kids and love high school football. Everything you saw tonight is what’s great about high school athletics.” Senior quarterback Luke

Massa was 20-of-28 for 221 yards with one touchdown and one interception in his final game as a Bomber. Senior tight end Alex Longi led St. X with six catches for 42 yards. “From a leadership standpoint, I’ve never had any better of a group,” Specht said of his senior class. St. X amassed 96 yards on the ground, falling short of 100 for only the second time this season. Sophomore Conor Hundley led St. X with 16 carries for 57 yards. Elder (9-2, 1-2)

advances to play Anderson (12-0, 5-0) in the Regional Final Nov. 21. Anderson downed Middletown 41-20. It was the fourth time this decade that Elder and St. X met in the postseason. The winners of the previous three showdowns all advanced to the state title game. St. X hadn’t lost in the playoffs since 2006, and Elder hadn’t beaten St. X in the playoffs since 2002. “It’s unfortunate, but it isn’t tragic,” said Specht, who is now 6-2 in his career against Elder. “It’s life.”

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Lions fall to Thomas More, prepare for playoffs

One win away from an undefeated regular season, the Mount St. Joseph football team fell 42-17 in the 14th annual Bridge Bowl Nov. 14. Thomas More leads the all-time series 11-3. Mount St. Joe, which finishes the regular season 91, won the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference title for the fourth time in the last six years. They defeated Wilmington, Lakeland, Rose-Hulman, Bluffton, Anderson, Hanover, Franklin, Manchester and Defiance before falling to Thomas More. The Lions entered the week ranked 17th in the country in the American Football Coaches Association Division III Poll and 25th in the Top 25 Poll. Mount Union College, located in Alliance, Ohio, is tops in both polls. The Lions now prepare for the postseason; they open tournament play Nov. 21 against a team to be determined. Despite the loss to Thomas More, head coach Rod Huber has been particularly impressed with the way his team has rebounded from a 5-5 season in 2008. “This team has something I can’t coach,” Huber said. “They’ve got chemistry. They care about each other and their coaches. We’ve got some players, but this is not an overly athletic team. It’s a bunch of blue-collar guys who work hard.” Mount St. Joe features an explosive pro-style offense that is scoring 35.8 points per game with an average margin of victory of 16.6. The Lions are led by junior quarterback Craig Mustard (Mason), who is completing 63.4 percent of his passes and has thrown for 2,290 yards – an average of 254.4 yards per game – and 17 touchdowns. His favorite target has been junior wide receiver Derick Tabar, who leads the team in catches (43), yards (921) and yards per catch (21.4). He is also tops in the HCAC in touchdown receptions (13). “Derick is capable of making the first guy miss and taking it to the house on every touch,” Huber said. “(Mustard and Tabar) really have a special feel for each other.” On the ground, junior

running back Jake Davis (Anderson) is averaging 4.8 yards per carry and leads the team in yards (803) and touchdowns (12); he is first in the HCAC in yards per game with 89.2. “He’s done a great job,” Huber said. Davis has been spelled by Noah Joseph (Atlanta), who is second on the team with 600 rushing yards and seven touchdowns. The offensive line – which is led by seniors Anthony Walsh (Moeller) and Chris Harrison (Oak Hills) – has allowed just five sacks this season. Huber also praised the line work of sophomore Joe Noble (Colerain) and sophomore tight end Rob Blundred (Oak Hills). Defensively, the Lions are yielding nearly 20 points per game, but they have forced 10 interceptions, including two each by freshman defensive back Jerrick Boykin (Glen Este) and senior defensive back Ryan Smithmeyer (Elder). The front seven is led primarily by Elder and Oak Hills products. Junior linebacker Erik Prosser (Oak Hills) leads the team in tackles (95), senior defensive lineman Alex Harbin (Elder) is first in tackles for loss (13), and sophomore defensive lineman Brett Hambrick leads the team with 10 sacks. “We’ve been able to have success with the westside kids,” Huber said. “They’ve been playing the game a long time, and they have a big passion for it.” Huber also praised his coaching staff, which features five former high school head coaches, including offensive coordinator Vince Suriano (Anderson) and defensive assistant Bob Crable (Moeller). Other coaches include Kyle Prosser, Ron Woyan, Dick Nocks, Brad Phillips, Pat McAtee, Tim Woyan, Rico Hill, Justin Roden, Tony Acito, Eric Doll, Joel Lauer, John Barbour and Matt Hall.



The Pleasant Run Middle School seventh-grade Knights complete an undefeated season Oct. 22 with a 14-12 victory over the Mt. Healthy Junior High Owls. Their 7-0 record also included victories over the seventh-grade teams from Loveland, Nagel, Ross, Edgewood, Talawanda and Norwood. In front, from left, are Andre Rowland, DJ Barrow and Jamarko Lewis. In second row are Coach Jay Werling, Thai McCowan, Marcel Cooley, Payton Brown, Chase Cummings, Melvin Lewis, Julian Caldwell, Jordan Hoffman, Isiah Brown and Coach Charley Hunt. In third row are Coach Gabe Warner, Brandon Schon, Kevin Smith, Joey Lynn, Justin Bergquist, Coach Ryan Whitaker, Arris Sims, Corey McGinnis, Jeff Hewlett, Devohn Jackson, Cortez McGinnis and Alec Vermaire

Wurtzler, Richmond compete at state By Tony Meale

Two Roger Bacon High School cross country runners – senior Matt Wurtzler and junior Emily Richmond – competed at the Division II State Championship at Scioto Downs in Columbus Nov. 7. Wurtzler (16:36.30) finished 20th overall, while Richmond (20:39.82) finished 65th. Junior Michael Brajdic (15:49.81) of Bay Village Bay won a state championship on the boys’ side, and junior Christina Blair (18:39.71) of Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy

led the girls. With his run, Wurtzler achieved his goal of a top25 finish. “He didn't settle for just qualifying,” head coach Jan Ryan said. “He (went out) there with a goal to accomplish.” Wurtzler, who was the GCL-Central Runner of the Year, advanced to state after winning a district championship (17:27.80) and placing seventh at regionals (16:43.57). “Matt trains very hard in the offseason, and he's got a lot of determination,” Ryan said. “This season has been an accumulation of all

league meet this year due to an intestinal infection, finished 16th at regionals in 2008 and advanced to the state championships. “Last year she was a little disappointed,” Ryan said. “We really primed her for regionals because we knew it would take a great race to get her to state, and trying to keep fresh legs for several weeks can be difficult.” Richmond figures to be in the state mix once again as a senior, while Wurtzler, who was a first-team allleague selection each of the last two years, capped an impressive career at Roger Bacon.

his goals, from (league) Runner of the Year, to district championship to a top10 finish at regionals. He wouldn't let anything stand in his way.” Richmond, meanwhile, also hoped for a top-25 finish, but her run to the state tournament was impressive nevertheless; she finished second at districts (21:09.90) and 10th at regionals (20:11.99). “Emily has a lot of the same qualities as Matt,” Ryan said. “She keeps up her training and is willing to do whatever it takes.” Richmond, who was unable to compete in the

BRIEFLY James invited to Bowl

St. Xavier High School senior Matt James is one of 18 players from the state of Ohio nominated to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. The annual game is scheduled for Jan. 9, in San Antonio, Texas, and will air live in NBC. Representatives from the U.S. Army presented James with a game jersey during a press conference at the school Oct. 27. “We’re very proud of Matt, of the work he’s done to gain this recognition,” head coach Steve Specht (’86) said. “One of the things we try to teach our students, our players, is they’re going to face adversi-

ty and have to lean on one another in tough times. The Army – all our military branches – live that motto every day to protect this country. We’re honored they see some of that in Matt.” James, who stands 6-foot8, 290 pounds, is one of the most sought-after offensive line recruits in the country. Among the schools recruiting him are Boston College, Florida, Ohio State, Notre Dame and the Universi-

ty of Cincinnati. The Bombers closed the regular season with a Halloween matchup against local Cincinnati’s top-ranked team, Moeller High School, to decide the Greater Catholic League South championship.

nau, a Mercy High School graduate, was a force to be reckoned with after putting down 18 kills at a .556 clip. The win is Cincinnati’s 20th this season and marks the ninth time that UC has reached 20-wins under the direction of 10th-year head coach Reed Sunahara. The Bearcats have now registered back-to-back 10win conference campaigns for the first time since joining the BIG EAST in 2005.

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Grads played when West High beat Elder

When most people think Western Hills High School athletics, they think Pete Rose, baseball’s all-time hit king. Or maybe even Karl Rhodes, the all-time homerun leader in Japan among foreign-born players. But Jeff Becker and Matt Piening? They’re the Mustangs most people might not remember. Becker and Piening, who both graduated in 1987, played on West High’s 1986 state championship baseball team. The Mustangs defeated Westerville North 11-9 in a 12-inning game that

spanned two days in Columbus. “The game started at 4 or 5 (p.m.), and they called it in the ninth due to darkness,” said Piening, who played rightfield. “Ohio State didn’t have (stadium) lights back then. So we scrambled and got a hotel, checked in and showered. We didn’t even wash our uniforms. Then we went out the next day and won a state championship.” It was West High’s fifth baseball title in school history. The Mustangs haven’t won a state title in any sport ever since. Baseball may have attracted Becker and Piening to West High.

“My uncle played on the ‘77 state team, and he was my hero; he’s the reason I went there,” said Piening, a starting pitcher – but maybe even more impressive than their diamond exploits were their accomplishments on the gridiron. During their varsity football careers, Becker and Piening never lost to Elder. Anyone who knows the history of the rivalry, which ended this season after 81 years, surely understands the magnitude of that statement. The series began less than a month after the stock market crash in 1929, making it the longest rivalry in each school’s history. Since

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1959, Elder went 46-4-1 against West High, including 19-0 since 1991. But three of West High’s five non-losses during that stretch came in three consecutive years in the mid80s. They came from Becker and Piening. As sophomores in 1984, Becker, a punter, and Piening, a linebacker, helped West High to a 12-12 tie against the Panthers. The standstill ended a five-game losing streak for West High and was the series’ first tie since 1934. “It felt like we won,” Piening said. “They were Elder. They were supposed to win.” But they didn’t. And in 1985, West High walloped Elder 35-14 at The Pit. It was the Mustangs’ first win at Elder Stadium since 1958, and – with a 21-point margin of victory – the game remains the most lopsided West High win in the history of the series. “We dominated,” Becker said. “That was unbelievable.” As seniors in 1986, Becker and Piening expanded their roles. Becker became the Mustangs’ quarterback – it was his first time ever playing the position – and set five school records; among them were most attempts in a game and season, most completions in a game and season, and most yards in a season. He finished third in the city in passing; Tom Bolden of

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Colerain finished first. Piening, meanwhile, became the team’s kicker. He set a single-season school record by drilling 10 field goals that year, but none was bigger than his boot against Elder. “That’s something I’ll never forget,” said Becker, who was Piening’s holder. “It was 14-9 and Matt was getting ready to kick a field goal – a 32-yarder, I think. When the ball was snapped, it short-hopped a good four feet in front of me, but it bounced perfectly right to me. Matt had to hesitate but he made the field goal – and that ended up being the game-winner. That’s the thing that sticks out in my mind more than anything. God was with us.” Piening’s field goal made it 17-9, and the Mustangs hung on 17-15. “Elder scored and went for two, but they didn’t get it,” Piening said. It was the first – and last – time West High won backto-back games against Elder since 1945-46. Becker and Piening both went on to play college football. Piening played for one year at Ohio Northern before injuries forced him to give up the sport. Becker, meanwhile, was a Sporting News All-American quarterback at Northern Iowa as a sophomore before transferring to Cincinnati. He spent that summer working out and conditioning with the team, but he never made it on the field. He was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease in 1990. It took a year and a half of radiation and chemotherapy – and the love and support of his family and friends, including Piening – but eventually Becker beat the illness. “Matt was always there,” Becker said. A former teacher and police officer who also worked for an advertising firm, Becker is now a program director at Next Step House, a transitional home for men. But earlier this year, he noticed a cold sore on his tongue. “I couldn’t even eat,”

said Becker, 41. His wife, Kim, forced her stubborn husband to go see a doctor. He was diagnosed with tongue cancer. “It’s a direct result from the Hodgkin’s chemotherapy,” said Becker, who has had three surgeries since March to remove parts of his tongue. “But the doctors think they got it all.” Piening, who is currently the assistant principal at Colerain Middle School, provided unfailing friendship yet again. “To me, it says a lot about sports,” said Piening, 40. “Sports become a window into life. You go through good times and bad times and lean on each other. There are only a couple people that you know will always be there for you, and you’re not going to give that up.” Neither Becker nor Piening wanted to see the Elder/West High rivalry end, but they both understand why it did. “If West High were competitive – even if they lost – I’d be happy,” Becker said. “But it was getting hard to see it and hear about it.” Since 2001, Elder outscored West High 44348 for an average final score of 42-5. The one-sided rivalry may have ended, but not everyone has forgotten what Becker and Piening accomplished more than 20 years ago. “I was at the final game (of the series) this year, and I ran into one of my grade school friends (Greg Kotz, who graduated from Elder in 1987),” said Becker, who went to St. Aloysius in Sayler Park. “And he said, ‘I haven’t seen you in 10 years, but I was just talking about you (and what you did at West High).” The legend lives on. Although most of his grade school friends went to Elder, Becker did not – and it’s a decision for which both he and Piening are thankful. “Without that,” Piening said, “we might never have even been friends.”

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I would like to extend my sincere thanks and gratitude to the residents of Colerain Township who supported me on Election Day. I truly appreciate your faith and confidence in me, and you have my commitment to continue serving the best interests of Colerain Township and protecting our quality of life over the next four years. Jeff Ritter President Colerain Township Board of Trustees

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nity would be well-served to discover and support. One new one, Bevis BBQ on Pippin Road, has the best, meatiest ribs I’ve ever had, along with melt-in-your mouth corn bread and tasty sides. The Coffee Express, in front of the Armed Forces recruiting station on Colerain, has great smoothies and paninis. I haven’t made it to Dee’s Diner for dinner yet but have been there for home-cooked breakfasts at a great price. Let’s support Colerain! Janis Oxendine Sovereign Drive Colerain Township

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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? “’Sesam’ was great for my kids and now my grandchildren are learning from and relating to it as well. I like the way this show uses music to enhance learning. I relate most to Oscar the Grouch.” G.G. “Forty years ago, I was a very pregnant young mom sitting in a rocking chair with a 4- and 5year-old squeezed in next to me watching the very first Sesame Street episode. My little ones loved it and watched faithfully every day. On Nov. 19, we will celebrate the 40th birthday of their little brother. On Sesame Street they experienced something they would not have had the opportunity to otherwise: different cultures working and playing together in a wholesome way. With 18 grandchildren, I know this is still true today on Sesame Street. And that little 5-year-old? She's a kindergarten teacher today.” V.L.I. “Ever since they bowed to political correctness and sent ‘Cookie Monster’ off into the twilight they lost me!” C.J.W. “’Sesame Street’ is still relevant because teaching our youngest learners the basics of reading, math and good behavior never goes out of style. I love that the characters that kept me entertained are still around to entertain my children. The addition of new characters has allowed it to stay current while maintaining the same, loving format we enjoyed years ago. I cried when Big Bird told us that Mr. Hooper had died. No kids show today would take on the tough topic of death or some of the other issues they’ve handled over the years.” J.H.


This week’s question Do you plan to participate in “Black Friday” shopping the day after Thanksgiving? Why or why not? If so, how early do you go? Every week The Northwest Press asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to northwestpress@community with “chatroom” in the subject line. “We loved everything about Sesame Street when my daughter was growing up, and it’s so much fun to see how much my grandchildren enjoy the same characters. I used to enjoy the send-ups of popular singers. It was over the kids’ heads, but I loved it! Bruce Stringbean’s “Born To Add,” along with some of those other rock parodies, The Beetles and “Letter B” and “Hey Food”; Mick Swagger and the Cobble Stones singing “(I Can’t Get No) Co-Operation)”; Moe Cocker with “A Little Yelp From My Friends”; Billy Idle with “Rebel L.” Classic.” S.H.M. “The mission is the same today as it was then. There are still kids who are being educated by it. Plus it has a following of people who grew up on it and are raising kids today. I always loved the skits with the aliens ... yep yep yep.” A.H. “Sesame Street was a big part of my twin granddaughters’ life. Courtney was very seriously attached to Grover and Sarah was attached to Big Bird. When Courtney had surgery on her left leg, so did Grover. They both came out of surgery sporting a beautiful pink cast on their left leg. Big Bird and Grover made a surprise visit on their fifth birthday and Sarah was frightened so that ended her relationship with him. But at almost 21 years old I am sure Grover is still in someone’s memory. P.S. I dressed as Cookie Monster myself in a Shriner parade 20 years ago and won a prize for our organization.” I.K.

Mount Airy resident Marvin A. Miller recently was recognized at the Cincinnati Bar Association’s annual Senior Counselors’ Luncheon. Attorneys were recognized for marking their 50th year in practice or 75th birthday. Miller, partner in Rich Pott Wetherell Foster & Miller, was honored for his birthday. Pictured from front left are William Hardy of Hyde Park, Lewis Gatch of Indian Hill, Albert Cash of Mount Lookout and John Poffenberger of CIncinnati; second row, Martin Young of Amberley Village, Richard Finan of Evendale, Donald Hardin of Hyde Park, Marvin Miller and David Matthews of Mount Washington.

Cold War veterans forgotten I had the honor of attending the unveiling of the bell tower in remembrance of all those veterans who served and died for their country. Tracy Winkler and her staff did an outstanding job. The guest speaker was somewhat disappointing. He recognized, rightfully so, all the veterans who fought in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, in the Gulf Wars and those currently deployed in foreign countries fighting jihad terrorism. However, no recognition was announced of the contributions Cold War veterans made in defending the United States from September 1945 until the fall of the Berlin Wall. This first unheralded organization of thousands of mounted warriors was called the U.S. Con-

stabulary. They were deployed in American-occupied Germany, replacing millions of World War II veterans anxious for their “ruptured duck” George F. so they could Hofmann return home. By August Community 1949, when the Press guest Basic Law was columnist adopted creating the Federal Republic of Germany, the Constabulary had successfully executed their mission of security and communist containment in the American zone. They established a tactical legacy for future generations of warriors who also had to deal with

Religious tolerance rears its ugly head again, darn it! Here we go again. In 1931 a group of well-meaning individuals erected a cross in a remote area of the Mojave desert to honor the dead of World War One. At that time, it was a normal reaction based in what was a means of respect for the majority of the fallen heroes. What is interesting is that it took 78 years for some intolerant person to voice an objection. Let me make my position very clear. As a non-Christian, I have defended the whole range of Christian beliefs in many religious arguments. I have also defended Muslims and would defend any other religion if the occasion presented itself. I have no intention of changing that position. Religious tolerance begins in acceptance, not in confrontation! Consider for a moment that many vicious attacks against individuals or populations are based on poorly understood religious differences. Yet, an unbiased reading of the religious scripts of all religions indicates remarkable similarities. This is particularly true concerning treating humans with kindness and dignity. Most religions claim their supe-

riority on their treatment of all of humanity. So, where does that leave us in respect to the monument in question? Are we so biased Edward Levy that we will proour cherCommunity fane ished beliefs by Press guest attacking somecolumnist one who believes only a little bit differently? Having made my position on religion clear, let’s return to the monument. It was placed there by people who wanted to honor military personnel who had given their lives. It was not meant as an affront to any person or religion. The majority of those fallen heros were Christians. Those of us who are a minority and have other beliefs might have used a symbol of our faith had we been a majority and had the times and sentiment been the same. The times and sentiments have changed. One thing that has not changed is a universal respect for the sanctity of life. Another thing

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the political, military, economic, diplomatic and personnel turbulence of Cold War period. Let us not forget the Cold War airmen. They flew thousands of flights into and out of Berlin in 1948-1949 to alleviate the starving population and eventually breaking the Soviet blockage. Many airmen died in this effort. Later Cold War warriors had to deal with the 1958 Lebanon crisis and, in the early 1960s, Cuba and another Berlin crisis. Just years ago the government finally recognized Cold War veterans of all branches of the services. The secretary of defense stated that the people of this nation are “forever grateful” for the contribution made by the Cold War veterans. George F. Hofmann is a resident of Green Township.

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that has not changed is the respect and gratitude for fallen heros who gave their all to protect our lives and rights. If I have the opportunity to visit the area, my thoughts will be on the loss to the families of those selfless and honored soldiers. There will also be a reverence to a symbol that represents other faiths but the same God that I worship. Sadly, there will also be thoughts of the ungracious persons who would tarnish the wellintentioned actions of those whose only motive was to honor these fallen heros. Since 1931 religious tolerance has greatly improved. It is time for vocal dissenters to accept that there are many paths through the forest that lead to the same eternal truth. Even Dante in his great classic “Inferno” realized this. There is enough impish contrariety in me to hope that some well meaning and unbiased individual will paint a replica of the cross on the boarded-up monument along with other religious symbols. Edward Levy is a longtime resident of Montgomery and a former college instructor.


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From left, U.S. Army veteran and Amvets Post 41 member Gus Bareswilt, Navy Seabees veteran and Amvets Post 41 commander Dan Knotts, Air Force veteran and VFW Post 2548 member Bill DeRemer and Air Force veteran and Amvets Post 41 member Jim Ploeger salute and cover their hearts during the singing of the national anthem at Green Township’s Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11.


Green Township VFW Post 10380 honor guard members, left to right, Roger Sand, Joseph Zang and Pete Rebold fire a 21 gun salute at the end of the township’s Veterans Day ceremony.

Green Township resident Jack Snyder, a member of VFW Post 10380, holds the flag during the township's annual Veterans Day ceremony.


Green Twp. dedicates tribute tower By Kurt Backscheider


The bell in the Green Township Veterans Tribute Tower, which was rung for the first time during the township’s Veterans Day ceremony, is engraved with the words, “Thank God for Our Veterans.”

Green Township officials could not have asked for a more picturesque day for the township’s annual Veterans Day ceremony. Mild weather and bright blue skies served as the backdrop for the ceremony Wednesday, Nov. 11, while a crowd of about 400 to 500 people gathered at Veterans Park to honor our military veterans and dedicate the township’s new Veterans Tribute Tower. After a service on the park’s Veterans Plaza conducted by the members of Green Township VFW Post 10380 honoring the sacri-


Green Township veteran Frank Lukas rings the bell in the Veterans Tribute Tower during the township’s Veterans Day ceremony and tribute tower dedication. Lukas is among the six oldest township veterans who were given the honor of being the first people to ring the bell. fices of the brave men and women who have protected

this nation’s freedom, the honor guard marched over



From left, Army veteran George Fitch, Navy veteran Eugene Medl Sr., Army Air Corps veteran Ted Guethner, Army veteran Morgan Gerth, Army Air Corps veteran Thomas Griffin and Navy veteran Frank Lukas are among the six oldest military veterans living in Green Township. The men were given the honor of being the first people to ring the bell in the township’s Veterans Tribute Tower during the township’s Veterans Day ceremony.

The purpose of Green Township’s Veterans Tribute Tower is written on the faces of the tower’s clocks. The message is simple: “Take Time to Remember.”

to the tribute tower for a ceremony dedicating the 30-foot structure. Jerry Rowland, a VFW Post 10380 member who was instrumental in bringing the tribute tower to the township, was the keynote speaker for the event. A Vietnam War veteran, Rowland thanked all the men and women who have ever served this country, and put their lives in jeopardy to defend our liberties. U.S. Rep. Steve Driehaus (D-1st District), State Rep. Bob Mecklenborg (R-30th District) and former Congressman Rob Portman were on hand to express their gratitude for the veterans as well. To dedicate the Veterans Tribute Tower, Green Township officials invited six of the township’s oldest living veterans to be the first people to ring the tower’s bell. Navy veteran Frank Lukas, Army Air Corps veteran Thomas Griffin, Army veteran Morgan Gerth, Army Air Corps veteran Ted Guethner, Navy veteran Eugene Medl Sr. and Army veteran George Fitch each stepped up and took their turn ringing the bell three times. The bell is engraved with the words, “Thank God for Our Veterans,” and the tower will serve as a lasting monument to the sacrifices made by Green Township veterans.


Green Township resident John Hummeldorf, right, a U.S. Marine, thanks township resident George Fitch for his service in the Army during World War II. Fitch was among the six township veterans who had the honor of ringing the bell in the Veterans Tribute Tower at the township’s Veterans Day ceremony.


Jerry Rowland, a member of Green Township VFW Post 10380, was the keynote speaker at the township’s Veterans Day ceremony. Rowland was instrumental in bringing the Veterans Tribute Tower to the township, and he thanked every veteran for the sacrifices they’ve made protecting freedom.


Ruth Schoenhoef, of Green Township, holds some flags while taking a moment to pray during the township’s annual Veterans Day ceremony.

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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. 522-3860; North College Hill.


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, WGRR- FM morning personality. Benefits Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Free. 728-6274. College Hill.


VFW Post 7340 Monthly Meeting, 7:30 p.m., VFW Post 7340 Charles R. Gailey, 8326 Brownsway Lane, 521-7340. Colerain Township.


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.


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; 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. 3216776. Springfield Township.


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.


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.


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. 2 0


High Contrast, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Free. 522-3860; North College Hill.


Cincy A2, 8 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave. Advanced level square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. Through Dec. 18. 929-2427. Mount Healthy. Ramblin’ Roses, 8 p.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road. Plus level square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Springfield Township.


Christkindlmarkt, 5-10 p.m., Germania Society of Cincinnati, 3529 W. Kemper Road. Heated Pavilion at Germania Park. German food, crafts, candy, ornaments and entertainment. $3, free ages 14 and under. 7420060. Colerain Township.


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


The George Simon Trio, 8:30 p.m., Cincinnati Grill, 4 Endicott St. 742-1900. Greenhills.


Peter Pan, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Finneytown High School, $6, $2 students. 659-8502. Finneytown.


Cards on the Table, 8 p.m., Winton Woods High School, $7. 619-2420. Forest Park.


Holiday Martinis and Makeup, 6-9 p.m., Six Acres Bed & Breakfast, 5350 Hamilton Ave. Specialty martinis and makeup tips from expert makeup artists. Shop gift market for accessories and crafts. Food, drinks, door prizes and holiday goody bag. $30. Reservations recommended. 2586947. College Hill. S A T U R D A Y, N O V. 2 1


Centennial Gala, 7:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Powel Crosley Mansion, 2366 Kipling Ave. Celebrating 100 years of Claverism. Dancing, Monte Carlo style gambling and hors d’oeuvres. BYOB with free set-ups. After 5 attire. Benefits Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary. $25, $20 advance. 309-3459. Mount Airy.


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. 946-7755; 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. 946-7755; Colerain Township.

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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. Dance Cincinnati, 8:30-11 p.m., Holy TrinitySt. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 7000 Winton Road. Ballroom, swing, hustle and Latin dancing. All ages, all levels. Singles or couples. Dance lessons 7:30-8:30 p.m. Music by DJ. $12, $8 members, $3 students. Presented by DanceCincinnati. 5910030; Finneytown.


Gingerbread Shoppe, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave. Handmade crafts from 85 booths, bake sale, coffee bar and kid’s craft corner. Luncheon available. Benefits Three C’s Nursery School scholarship fund. $1. 853-8489. College Hill.


Christkindlmarkt, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Germania Society of Cincinnati, $3, free ages 14 and under. 742-0060. Colerain Township. Weinlesefest Dance, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Donauschwaben Haus, 4290 Dry Ridge Road. German wine harvest festival. Music by Freudemacher Band. Special dance performances. $8. Presented by Donauschwaben Society. 385-2098. Colerain Township.


Turkey Raffle, 6 p.m., American Legion Post Hugh Watson Post 530 Greenhills, 11100 Winton Road. Raffle of more than 260 turkeys and a flat screen TV. Tickets, snacks and beverages available for purchase. Benefits Greenhills Volunteer Fire Department. Free. Presented by Greenhills Fire Department. 589-3583; Greenhills. Thanksgiving Crafts, 1-4 p.m., FarbachWerner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Ellenwood Nature Barn. Parents and children make crafts to celebrate holiday. Free; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Colerain Township.


Texas Guitar Women, 8-10:30 p.m., McAuley High School, 6000 Oakwood Ave. Blues and roots music by Cindy Cashdollar, Carolyn Wonderland and Sue Foley. $25. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society. 484-0157; College Hill.


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.


Peter Pan, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Finneytown High School, $6. 659-8502. Finneytown.


This year’s fall play at Winton Woods High School is “Cards on the Table,” an Agatha Christie murder mystery that involves a dinner party attended by a Scotland Yard superintendent and a crime novelist. The other four guests have all committed murder and gotten away with it. As the group plays bridge after dinner, their host is murdered. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, through Saturday, Nov. 21, in the school’s auditorium, 1231 W. Kemper Road. Tickets are $7 at the door. For more information, call 619-2420.


More Than Money Matters Workshop, noon-1:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave. Trinity Hall. Identify what is most important in your life, set goals and make good financial decisions. Learn to use basic money management tools to help you budget, reduce debt and find money to save. Free. Registration required. Presented by Thrivent Financial. 771-3991. Mount Healthy.


Christkindlmarkt, noon-5 p.m., Germania Society of Cincinnati, $3, free ages 14 and under. 742-0060. Colerain Township.


Thanksgiving Crafts, 1-4 p.m., FarbachWerner Nature Preserve. Free; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Colerain Township.


Sunday Jazz Brunch, noon, Cincinnati Grill, 4 Endicott St. With Triage at 1 p.m. $14.99 with brunch; $5 jazz only. Reservations recommended. 742-1900. Greenhills.


Mapping III, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road. Mapping II is a pre-requisite for the program. Discussion includes back azimuths, triangulation and declination. $5, vehicle permit required. Registration required online by Nov. 19. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township.


Peter Pan, 3-5 p.m., Finneytown High School, $6. 659-8502. Finneytown.

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Holiday Train Show, noon-5 p.m., Green Township Senior Center. Free. 863-1282. Green Township. M O N D A Y, N O V. 2 3


High Contrast, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Free. 522-3860; North College Hill.


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.


Low Vision Support, 1:30 p.m., Twin Towers, 5343 Hamilton Ave., Room 68. Facilitated by associates from Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Free. Presented by Twin Towers Senior Community. 853-2000. College Hill. W E D N E S D A Y, N O V. 2 5

DANCE CLASSES Choreographed Ballroom Dancing, 7 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road. Introduce yourself to waltz, two-step, cha cha and more. Smooth-soled shoes required. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. Through Dec. 30. 929-2427; Springfield Township.

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High Contrast, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Free. 522-3860; North College Hill.


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


High School Placement Test, 8 a.m., La Salle High School, 3091 North Bend Road. Recommended students and parents/guardians arrive 30 minutes early to register and become familiar with La Salle. Bring top three high school choices for sending test scores. $25. Registration recommended. 741-2365. Green Township. Entrance/Scholarship Test, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., McAuley High School, 6000 Oakwood Ave. Open to all eighth-grade girls. $25. Registration required. 681-1800; College Hill.


Holiday Train Show, noon-5 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road. Sponsored by the Green Township Board of Trustees. O-gauge modular model railroad layout. Free. Presented by Queen City HiRailers Club. 863-1282. Green Township. S U N D A Y, N O V. 2 2


Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” will play the Aronoff Center through Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Saturday; and at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. It is the musical story of showbiz buddies putting on a show at a Vermont inn. Tickets are $24.50-$64.50. Call 1-800-982-2787 or visit

CRAFT SHOWS La Salle High Arts and Crafts Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., La Salle High School, 3091 North Bend Road. More than 90 crafters display handmade, painted and decorated items. Coffee, baked goods and lunch available. $1, free for children. 741-3000. Green Township.


Rhonda Coullet is Vera Sanders, Christopher Marchant is Dennis Sanders, Bobby Taylor is Stanley Sanders and Tess Hartman is June Sanders in Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's production of “Sanders Family Christmas: More Smoke on the Mountain.” The comedy runs through Dec. 31 in the Playhouse’s Thompson Shelterhouse Theatre. For tickets call 513-4213888 or visit


November 18, 2009

Northwest Press


Has marriage become too frail to carry our dreams? Marriage is being scrutinized today because of its disappearing stability. So is the earth being scrutinized because of its disappearing glaciers. So is organized religion because of its disappearing congregations. Whenever crucial elements of life start fading our concern for them escalates. We worry about marriage because of its immense impact on the collective and individual welfare of society. Our country has the highest divorce rate in the world. “We divorce, re-partner and remarry faster than people in any other country,” says Andrew Cherlin, a Johns Hopkins sociologist, in his book, “The MarriageGo-Round.” A recent column in Time magazine (Aug. 24 and 31) addressed the same concern titled, “Americans Marry Too Much.” It expressed a legitimate worry about our kids, “American kids are more likely than those in other developed countries to live in a household with a revolving cast of parents, stepparents, and live-in partners moving in and out

of their lives – a pattern which is definitely not good for children.” Father Lou w Cherlin a s Guntzelman amazed to Perspectives find out t h a t American kids born to married couples experienced 6 percent more household disruption by age 15 than Swedish kids born to unmarried parents. “Remember, we’re talking about the ‘avant-garde’ Swedes compared to the ‘conservative’ Americans,” Cherlin says. The bottom line is that while marriage is good for kids, it’s best when it results in a stable home. Or, as Cherlin puts it, “Many of the problems faced by American’s children stem not from parents marrying too little but rather too often.” What’s gone wrong? It would take volumes to try to assess. One factor is that most couples still embark on the marriage journey believing that “all we need is love and

good sex.” Interestingly, too many still mistake infatuation and active hormones as convincing proof that love exists. Nor do they realize what else is needed even when genuine love is present. M. Bridget Brennan and Jerome L. Shen, in their book “Claiming Our Deepest Desires,” point out important elements missing in today’s new marriages: “Navigational tools of communication, conflict resolution, deep listening, willingness to admit errors and wrongdoings, a sense of humor, trust and emotional maturity are all necessary in a good and lasting marriage.” To these I would add a solid sense of commitment. That’s not just a casual promise but a vow from the deepest core of ourself, that come good times or bad, we’ll both work on our relationship throughout life. A marriage relationship is a dynamic living organism undergoing various stages, cycles, rhythms and moods. Despite superficial premarriage “preparation courses” most go into a marriage relationship at a

A marriage relationship is a dynamic living organism undergoing various stages, cycles, rhythms and moods. Despite superficial pre-marriage “preparation courses” most go into a marriage relationship at a rather superficial level. rather superficial level. Few expect a lifetime of work. We do not know our self or our spouse as well as we think we do. And what we don’t know can hurt us. Marriage is a process of self-discovery as well as spouse-discovery. That’s why Gary and Betsy Ricucci quipped to newlyweds, “One of the

best wedding gifts God gave you was a full-length mirror called your spouse. Had there been a card attached, it would have said, ‘Here’s to helping you discover what you’re really like.’ ” Psychologically and spiritually the other human we marry is, in the truest sense, to be a helpmate in our selfawareness and growth.

The process of self-discovery and spouse discovery is an unending challenge. We are either going forward, going backward, or trying to live our relationship on cruise control – which means coasting along effortlessly. Yet, can anything loving, enduring and beautiful ever be constructed without personal effort? Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at s or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.

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November 18, 2009


Rita’s readers resurrect Fern’s beloved chili Writing this column week after week never gets “old” to me. As I’ve mentioned before, it’s the sharing of recipes and stories that make it a popular read. Apparently Fern Storer, food editor at the Cincinnati Post for a very long time, had the same relationship with Rita her readHeikenfeld ers. Rita’s kitchen P Wa h emn Ti m m e asked for Fern’s chili recipe, I had no idea the response would be so great. I figured a few of you might have a copy. Well, not only did I get a couple dozen responses; one reader offered to send me a copy of Fern’s cookbook (and I will definitely accept!). So thanks, thanks, thanks to all of you who shared recipes and stories of

this unique lady. I wish I had met her. I understand she was an enthusiastic gardener, as well. I know my Mom liked Fern’s recipes, and that to me was a great endorsement. I made the chili during a demo at Macy’s on Saturday, and everyone loved the mild taste and thick consistency.

Fern Storer’s chili

Jean King, a Loveland reader, brought this in personally to me. By the way, Fern was a very detailed recipe writer. She wanted her readers to be able to recreate her recipes without one problem. Here’s my adaptation from her 1989 cookbook. Mount Healthy reader Rob Hiller sent me the recipe, as well, along with the Cincinnati chili story Fern had as a sideline. Rob substituted 1⁄4 each ground cloves and allspice for the 6 whole called in the recipe.

Taste of Lebanon

St. Anthony of Padua Church’s fall festival will take place noon to 6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 22. The church is located at 2530 Victory Parkway, East Walnut Hills. The festival will feature authentic Lebanese cuisine made by the St. Anthony of Padua parishioners. Traditional dishes such as kibbee, falafel, stuffed cabbage rolls and grape leaves, hummus, salad, and green beans and rice will be available. There will be pastries for dessert. Food items are purchased à la carte and carryout is available. Parking is free. For details, call 513-961-0120. 1 pound ground beef (not hamburger – I used sirloin) 6 each: whole cloves and allspice, tied in cheesecloth, coffee filter, tea ball, etc. or 1 ⁄4 teaspoon each ground 1 ⁄2 of a medium-size onion, more if you like, chopped (I used about 1 cup) 1 clove garlic, finely minced, or 1⁄4 teaspoon powdered garlic or garlic salt (I used a teaspoon fresh garlic) Salt and pepper to taste 1 tablespoon chili powder (start with 2 teaspoons) 1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon dried oregano 28 oz. diced tomatoes 1 tablespoon brown sugar (I didn’t use) 1 ⁄4 teaspoon liquid hot pepper sauce, optional (I didn’t use) 1-2 regular size cans kidney beans with their liquid 1 ⁄2 cup dry red wine (a mellow burgundy), optional but good (I didn’t use) Cook ground beef until red color is almost gone. Add everything but beans and wine. Simmer gently and cook uncovered, about 20 minutes. Add beans and wine and

cook another 15 minutes or so. It will be fairly thick. If it becomes thicker than you like, a cup or so of water may be added. Also, if you cool and refrigerate it, you will probably need to add a little water to the amount you reheat. This will make eight to 10 generous servings.

Taffy apple salad for Thanksgiving

Reader Laurel Muhlenbruch shares this favorite recipe. She also shared a wonderful carrot cake recipe from her mother-in-law, Doris Szegda, who lives in Canandaigua, N.Y. The carrot cake is a much requested holiday and birthday cake recipe. It’s in our online version of this column at 20 oz. pineapple chunks or crushed 2 cups mini-marshmallows 2 tablespoon flour 1 ⁄2 cup sugar


Fern Storer’s chili with Rita's homemade cheddar cheese crackers 11⁄2 tablespoon white or cider vinegar 1 egg, well beaten 8 oz. Cool Whip 11⁄2 cups chopped cocktail nuts 2 cups diced Jonathan apples, unpeeled Drain pineapple, keep juice. Mix pineapple chunks and marshmallows, refrigerate overnight. In saucepan over low heat, heat juice, sugar, flour, egg and vinegar. Stir continually and cook until thick. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Or call 513-2487130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at

Tips on how to be careful when using candles Each year more than 15,000 candle fires are reported in the United States. The bulk of candle-fire incidents are due to consumer inattention to basic fire safety or to the misuse of candles. Annually, candle-fire incidents result in an estimated 150 civilian deaths,

1,270 civilian injuries and an estimated direct property loss of $539 million. The Cincinnati Fire Department urges citizens to be careful when burning candles, and to follow rules for burning candles safely. By following some of the outlined precautionary tips, individuals can greatly reduce their chances of

becoming a fire casualty. • Always keep a burning candle within sight. Extinguish all candles when leaving a room or before going to sleep. • Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets. Do not place lighted candles where they can be knocked over by children, pets or anyone else.

• Trim candlewicks to each time before burning. Long or crooked wicks cause uneven burning and dripping. • Always use a candleholder specifically designed for candle use. The holder should be heat resistant, sturdy and large enough to contain any drips or melted wax. • Be sure the candle-

holder is placed on a stable, heat-resistant surface. This will also help prevent possible heat damage to counters and table surfaces and prevent glass containers from cracking or breaking. • Keep the wax pool free of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times. • Always read and follow the manufacturer’s use

and safety instructions carefully. Don’t burn a candle longer than the manufacturer recommends. • Always burn candles in a well-ventilated room. Don’t burn too many candles in a small room or in a “tight” home where air exchange is limited. • Call 9-1-1 immediately if a fire occurs.



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November 18, 2009


BRIEFLY Mom’s Day out

Need a sitter Dec. 5 so you can go holiday shopping? The Colerain High School Future Educators Association will be baby-sitting from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, in the Colerain Career Center gym, 8801 Cheviot Road. The service is available for youngsters ages kindergarten through fifth grade. Children will be in the care of Teacher Academy students and staff. Fun games, activities, and snacks will be provided. To register, contact Sharla Forcellini, 741-5064, or e-mail

Arts and crafts

The annual La Salle High Arts and Crafts Show will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at the high school, 3091 North Bend Road. More than 90 crafters will display handmade, painted and decorated items for sale. Coffee, baked goods and lunch available. Call 741-3000.

Sheriff’s auction

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a public auction to dispose of 34 vehicles and one boat, all of which have been declared forfeited or abandoned. The auction will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, at patrol headquarters, 11021 Hamilton Ave. Vehicles to be auctioned range from 1987 to 2006 models, and include foreign and domestic sedans, pickup trucks, SUVs, a van, motorbike, motorcycle and an all-terrain vehicle. A 15-foot boat is also on the list to be auctioned. Vehicles may be viewed from 8:45 to 9 a.m. the day of

the auction. A complete list of vehicles being offered, as well as the auction rules, is available at Bidder numbers are required for everyone who wants to bid. Bidder registration begins at 8:15 a.m.

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The St. Xavier High School Mother’s Club will host An Elegant Christmas Xperience from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at the school, 600 W. North Bend Road in Finneytown. Guests will enjoy the club’s annual Christmas boutique, main awards raffle, choice basket raffle, door prizes, luncheon and professionally produced fashion show. Tickets are $40 per person. Reservation can be made at mcblrfs09. Community members who do not attend the luncheon can shop the Christmas boutique 12:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 761-7815, ext. 874, or e-mail

Blood drive

A La Salle family is hosting a blood drive and bone marrow registration from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28, at St. Ann Church, 2900 W. Galbraith Road on Nov. 28. Rick Merk, whose son Alex is a sophomore at La Salle, has an elementary school-aged son Tony who has been treated for a cancerous brain tumor. The Merk family wishes to pay back the community for all the blood products that their son received while being treated.

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cates, which get a round of golf at all seven courses for only $99, will also be available for purchase. The seven park district golf courses are: The Vineyard, The Mill Course in Winton Woods, Sharon Woods Golf Course, Miami Whitewater Forest, Shawnee Lookout, Little Miami Golf Center and Meadow Links and Golf Academy in Winton Woods. For additional information, interested individuals should visit or call 521-7275.

McAuley High School’s entrance test for girls currently in eighth grade is Saturday, Nov. 21. Any student interested in attending McAuley next year must take the test. To register, visit and click on the admissions tab. Any students and parents who missed this month’s open house and would still like a tour of the campus should contact Kathy Dietrich at 681-1800, ext. 2272, or


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A free tennis clinic and party for youngsters ages 4 to 11 will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 at Colonial Racquet Club, 6650 Hamilton Ave. The program helps youngsters get introduced to tennis. There are smaller courts, smaller racquets, and soft nerf-like balls. Parents are welcome! Call Colonial at 729-3738 to reserve your spot. There will be free pizza, free drinks and free games.

Swing in for big savings this season during the annual Holiday Golf Sale at Hamilton County Park District Golf Courses. The sale begins Friday, Nov. 27, and runs through the end of December with discounts for the golfer in the family. Sale prices include golf equipment, shoes, bags and apparel on brands like Cobra, Callaway, Taylor Made, Nike, Adidas and Footjoy. Park District “Play the Loop” certifi-

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November 18, 2009

Library provides services to job seekers

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The Texas Guitar Women – Cindy Cashdollar, Sue Foley, Carolyn Wonderland, Sarah Brown, Lisa Pankratz – will perform Nov. 21 at McAuley High School.

Texas Guitar Women playing McAuley one of the most in-demand musicians on the American roots music scene. Foley is considered to be one of the finest blues/roots artists working today. At 16, she embarked on her professional career as a bandleader, lead guitar player and vocalist. For the past 20 years she has made her mark as a notable Canadian songwriter, producer and prolific recording artist. In 2000, her home country honored her with her first Juno Award. Living in Austin renewed Wonderland’s focus on her multiple talents, underlining vocals with fine guitar work, trumpet, and piano, as well as the ability to

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The last few years have been a journey for David Baker of Pleasant Run. After he was injured on the job, he went through a time when he was unable to work. “I’ve been very active most of my life and always worked in very physical jobs,” he explained. “I quickly learned I had to reinvent myself.” Right about the time he was going through the bulk of this major transition in his life, the Main Library was going through a transition of its own to become the Main Library for the 21st Century. Under this new plan, the TechCenter was formed to offer customers a broad spectrum of technological applications including nearly 100 computers loaded with word processing and other productivity software packages. “When I was going through that phase I call reinventing myself, I often used the computer lab here to prepare my documents and print them out. Just to be able to access the different job sites in a nice environment made a difference … it was the right thing at the right time.” Today, Baker is enjoying the challenges of the job he accepted as an office support specialist with the Hamilton County Department of Job and Family Services. “It’s important to me to be able to use my talents and my abilities and to help people. I’m doing that on a daily basis.” This November, the many library locations will

David Baker with one of the keys to his success, his Library card. He was able to find a job with help from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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Workshops for Job Seekers Available for Free at Your Local Library Interview Prep – Thursday, Nov. 19, 11 a.m., Main Library, 800 Vine St., 369-6900 Learn what you can do before the interview to help you win the job. Includes tips on how to research your prospective employer using the Library’s databases. Room 3A. Registration is required; call 369-6900 to register. hold workshops to help jobseekers like David Baker search for employment opportunities and create or improve their resumes to land the job they want. Plus, job seekers can find employment through Web sites with thousands of job listings, research potential employers, fill out job applications online, and design professional-looking resumes on the library’s computers using productivity software available at all 41 library locations. For information about Jobs & Careers, visit the “Sites by Subject” link on

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Five women – the Texas Guitar Women – will entertain at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at McAuley High School. The concert, featuring Cindy Cashdollar, Sue Foley, Carolyn Wonderland, Sarah Brown and Lisa Pankratz, is part of the a series presented by the Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society. Austin-based Dobro and steel guitarist Cashdollar’s career has taken some surprising twists and turns that have led her to work with many of the leading artists in contemporary music. Her ability to complement a song or step out with a tasteful, imaginative, and exciting solo has made her

It is the mission of the Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society to act as a catalyst to bring high quality entertainment to the Greater Cincinnati area and to support values based education. Inspiration: Over the last five years, St. Catharine of Siena school has dropped from an enrollment of over 400 students to 230 today. Much of this has had to do with the issues within the city of Cincinnati leading to a mass exodus to the suburbs. In addition, family demographics have changed significantly. Currently, 65 percent of the families attending St. Catharine have only one child and competition among schools has increased. St. Catharine is not alone. Of the 18 elementary schools in the St. Lawrence Deanery, 11 have 300 students or less. The idea is to create an additional revenue stream using a series of concerts with the proceeds going to St. Catharine and other area parochial schools. Source:

Students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to design a poster for the River Sweep 2010. Fifteen prizes will be awarded. The grand prize is a $500 United States Savings Bond and the winning student’s school also will receive an award. Additionally, 13 $50 savings bonds will be awarded to one winner at each grade level. The student who designs the win-

ning River Sweep 2010 Tshirts also receives a $500 savings bond. The poster contest is open to students living in or attending schools in counties bordering the Ohio River or participating in the River Sweep. The 21st annual River Sweep, a one-day clean-up for the Ohio River and its tributaries, is planned for Saturday, June 19. The project covers nearly 3,000 miles of shoreline for Pittsburgh to Cairo, Ill., and averages more than 21,000 volunteers per year. Trash collected during the River Sweep has included cars, tires, furniture, toys and a piano. All trash is either recycled or placed in approved landfills. River Sweep is held to create an awareness of water quality problems caused by litter and illegal dumping. The poster contest is one way to spread the word, so designs submitted for the contest should reflect this goal and focus on encouraging volunteer participation. The deadline for submission is Dec. 16. River Sweep is sponsored by the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, the water pollution control agency for the Ohio River and its tributaries. For more information, including complete contest rules and regulations, call Jeanne Ison at 1-800-3593977 or visit


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Tony Hughes has been selected as a spokesperson for the 2009 class of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designees. He is a product underwriter at Great American Insurance Company. Hughes addressed his fellow CPCUs at the CPCU conferment ceremony held in Colorado Convention Center. During his speech, he shared his journey from emigrating to the United States from Scotland to earning the CPCU designation. He is a resident of Green Township. • Cristofoli-Keeling Inc., a marketing communications firm, has hired Julie Schneider as a marketing associate.

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November 18, 2009

Potted bulbs can ‘light up’ your spring anywhere pots, with g o o d drainage holes in the bottom • A good grade potting Ron Wilson mix• E s p o In the m a ’ s garden Bulbtone (a fertilizer) • The bulbs of your choice. Any of the spring flowering bulbs will work, so look at doing some pots of tulips, daffodils, hyacinths for great fra-

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Park district garners four state awards The Hamilton County Park District has won four awards, three being top awards, from the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association (OPRA) in areas of park area development, natural resource management, marketing and facility. Each year OPRA showcases Ohio’s best parks by honoring programs and projects that have made extraordinary commitments to Ohio communities. • In the category of park area development, the Hamilton County Park District received the top award

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of superior for the Winton Woods Campground expansion project completed in May 2009. The award recognizes the expansion as a substantial recreational improvement that provides outstanding service to the community. The $2.6 million expansion included an addition of eight deluxe cabins, 25 full hookup back-in RV sites, 12 pull-through full hookup RV sites and a new 2,600 square foot campground office with retail and a snack bar. Other improvements included a new entrance and parking area, activity shelter, playground and RV dump station. • In the category of Natural Resource Management, the park district received the top award of superior for the controlled bow hunting pro-

gram created in 2005 to reduce the number nuisance deer within park boundaries. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in protection and enhancement of nature resources. The program provides bow hunters an opportunity assist the parks in manage nuisance deer population, which are harming vegetation growth and affecting other animal habitats. Hunters who apply are required to have an Ohio hunting license, deer tags and pass a strict qualification process, including a written safety test and an archery proficiency test. • In the category of Marketing (New Media/Electronic Media,) the district received top award of superior for the district’s YouTube Channel created in


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spring 2009. The award recognizes the site as an outstanding promotional tool used to communicate to external audiences. The district uses the site to post recreational video and instructional segments created by park district staff, including golfing and fishing tips, video of the first official mountain bike trail in Hamilton County and a segment on the SoloRider, a modified golf cart for golfers with disabilities. • In the category of Facility, the district received the honorable award of outstanding for the Winton Woods Warehouse Project completed in summer 2009. The award recognizes the building addition as an improvement to the functionality of the organization. The project included a 2,800 square foot addition to an existing warehouse for storage and office space, an enlarged entrance area and a canopy built over the warehouse shipping and receiving area. Winners of the OPRA Awards will be recognized at the OPRA conference awards presentation on Sunday, Jan. 24, in Akron.


Army National Guard Spec. Curt N. Bitsoff has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. He is the son of George and Rose Bitsoff of Newtown. Bitsoff graduated in 2001 from St. Xavier High School, and received a bachelor's degree in 2005 from Boston College.


Navy Seaman Recruit Leon R. Drake, son of Carrie and Leon R. Drake of Cincinnati, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Drake is a 2008 graduate of Colerain High School.


Abbas Farooqi has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as “Operation Warrior Forge,” at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash. He is the brother of Zainab Farooqi of W. Kemper Road, Cincinnati.

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Air Force Airman Eric R. Kunkemoeller graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman is a 2009 graduate of Colerain High School. He is the Kunkemoeller son of Robert Kunkemoeller of Cincinnati, and brother of Erin Kunkemoeller of Cleves.


Derek J. Sacha has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as “Operation Warrior Forge,” at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash. Sacha is a 2006 graduate of Colerain High School, Cincinnati. He is the son of Douglas and Kathleen Sacha of Colerain Township.

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Peggy Ballou

Peggy Porter Ballou, 74, Colerain Township, died Nov. 6. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Mount Healthy Chapter 365. Survived by husband Ben Ballou; children Joyce (Chris) Hornsby, Allan (Jennifer) Ferguson, Parker, Walt Ballou, Peggy Ashcraft; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services were Nov. 10 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home.

Douglas Balzer

Douglas Michael Balzer, 41, Green Township, died Nov. 8. He was an information technology consultant and ordained spiritual minister. Survived by daughter Mariah Balzer; parents Beatrice Lack, Harry Balzer; stepmother Roberta Balzer; grandmother Florence Clower; siblings Debora Dole, Brenda Rolfes, Rick, Steve (Whitney) Balzer; a niece and nephews. Services were Nov. 12 at St. John the Baptist. Arrangements by Rebold Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Norma Beischel

Norma Schedel Beischel, 88, Colerain Township, died Nov. 6. Survived by children Donna (Phil) Dillenburger, Tony (Teresa), Bill (Eve), Dick (Greta), John (Marcia) Beischel, Karen (Tom) Ryan; grandchildren Phil, David, Debby, Billy, Angela, Jason, Thomas, Rebekah, Steven, Jessica, Megan, Justin, Alexandra, John, Zakary, Hayley; great-grandchildren Lindsey, Luke, Logan, Jarrett, Bennett, Bridgett, Molly, Adam, Oscar, Ava, Henry, Ryan, Paige,

Audrey, Macy, Brooke, Jaxon, Bo. Preceded in death by husband David C. Beischel. Services were Nov. 10 at St. Bernard Church. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: David Beischel Scholarship Fund, c/o David Dillenburger, 303 Constance Place, Harrison, OH 45030.

Donald Englebrook

Donald Ellis Englebrook, 87, Colerain Township, died Nov. 8. He was a pilot for Trans World Airlines. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, earning the American Theater Service Medal, a Good Conduct Medal and World War II Victory Campaign Medal. Survived by wife Kila Englebrook; children Safiya DeMartino, Marshall, Donna Englebrook, Kila Roffler; sister Wilma Lorenson; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents Andrew, Gerda Englebrook, siblings Leonard Englebrook, Claire Johnson. Services were Nov. 11 at Arlington Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Walker Funeral Home.

Rosabel Fitch

Rosabel Fitch died Nov. 7. She was a registered nurse for over 44 years. Survived by daughters Caroline (David) Gerding, Patricia Fitch; grandchildren Nathan (Heather Schmidt), Amanda, Colleen Gerding. Preceded in death by husband Emmit Fitch, siblings Mai Gosling, Caroline, Gerald, Patrick, Cornelius McGinty. Services were Nov. 12 at St. John Neumann. Arrangements by Neidhard-Gillen Funeral Home. Memorials to the Corpus Christi Church Food Pantry.


Skylor Franklin, born 1986, criminal trespass, 5116 Hawaiian Terrace, Nov. 6. James Bell, born 1980, possession Of drugs, 5600 Colerain Ave., Nov. 7. Peter Carter, born 1955, theft under $300, 5100 Hawaiian Terrace, Nov. 5. Reggie Haynes, born 1985, possession of open flast, 2508 Flanigan Court, Nov. 3. Troy Brown, born 1982, possession of drug paraphenalia, two counts, 5571 Colerain Ave, Nov. 4.

Reports/Incidents Burglary 2508 Airy Court, Nov. 4.


5100 Hawaiian Terrace, Nov. 5.

Unauthorized Use Of Property

2665 W. North Bend Road, Nov. 2.


Richard Arrington, 28, 1519 Westmont Lane, open container at 2600 W. Galbraith Road, Oct. 25. Nina Bailey, 45, 3037 Hyannis Drive, theft at 9690 Colerain Ave., Oct. 21. Rokhaya Baro, 29, 2460 Kipling Ave., theft at 6401 Colerain Ave., Oct. 23. Ramone Collins, 26, 7504 Hickman

Street, burglary at 3191 March Terrace, Oct. 23. Jil Crowley, 31, 3443 Dust Commander, drug possession at 8800 Colerain Ave., Oct. 21. Chad Delaney, 30, 2530 Impala Drive, domestic violence at 2817 Topview Place, Oct. 18. Adam Feinauer, 27, 206 S. Wayne Ave., theft at 9040 Colerain Ave., Oct. 25. Rickey Glasgow, 43, 2487 Stockport, disorderly conduct at 11305 Gravenhurst Drive, Oct. 18. David Hadden, 46, 2374 W. Kemper Road, criminal damaging, drug possession at 9343 Colerain Ave., Oct. 23. Robert Harris, 21, 44 Providence, criminal trespassing at 2519 Walden Glen Circle, Oct. 21. Aaron Hinton, 21, 10138 Arborwood Drive, drug trafficking at 10138 Arborwood Drive, Oct. 15. Thomas Huddleston, 34, 3273 Niagara Street, domestic violence at 3273 Niagara Street, Oct. 19. Christopher Huntsberry, 28, 2871 Windsong Drive, operating motor vehicle while intoxicated at I74 , Oct. 24. Centich Jones, 33, 1639 Section Road, criminal trespassing at 2300 Walden Glen , Oct. 27. Flenaire Mascus, 18, 3838 Applegate Ave., theft at 10240 Colerain Ave., Oct. 25. Leroy Mathis, 48, 2503 Flanigan Court, drug paraphernalia at 8451 Colerain Ave., Oct. 22.

Harry Green Sr.

Harry James Green Sr., 61, Green Township, died Nov. 8. He was a driver for Queen City Metro. He was a Vietnam veteran. Survived by children Harry Green Jr., MelinGreen da Kaylor; companion Joann Metzler; grandchildren Ashley, Joshua, Joseph, Emmie, Audrey; great-granddaughter Araia Hope; six siblings; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. Services were Nov. 11 at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, 2806 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Anna Kramer

Anna Pelly Kramer died Nov. 5. Survived by children Jeff (Mary), Kevin Vollner, Cari Kramer; grandchildren Jennifer Smith, Jessica, Patrick Vollner; brother Joe (Lois) Pelly. Services were Nov. 8 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Cancer Society.

Charles Matthews

Charles A. Matthews, died Nov. 8. He was an ordained minister with the Church of Christ, former president of Great Lakes Christian College and director of retail sales for Standard Publishing. Survived by wife Velda Matthews; children Sue King, Dana Butler, Mark (Rebecca) Matthews; grandchildren Shelley Robinson, Susan King, Shana Kidd, George Burris II, Charles Butler, Joy Allen, Heather

About police reports

The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: • Colerain Township: Chief Daniel P. Meloy, 245-6600. • Green Township: Chief Bart West, 574-0007; vandalism hotline 574-5323. • Hamilton County: Sheriff Simon Leis, 825-1500. • Springfield Township: Chief David Heimpold, 7291300. Joe Maupin, 30, 9184 Cobblechase Court, drug possession, drug abuse instruments, drug paraphernalia at 7300 Colerain Ave., Oct. 16. Kenneth Miller, 20, 10160 Windswept Lane, theft at 10240 Colerain Ave., Oct. 16. April Morgan, 26, 5114 Section Ave., theft at 10160 Colerain Ave., Oct. 20. Gerry Mueller, 41, 9604 Marino Dr., kidnapping at 9604 Marino Drive, Oct. 10.

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Kinnard, April Matthews; sister Marilyn Yearty; 11 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by siblings Ruth Davis, Reba Crawford, James Matthews. Services were Nov. 11 at Christ’s Church at Mason. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to: Great Lakes Christian College, 6211 Willow Highway, Lansing, MI 48917.

Mary Pope

Mary Ruehl Pope, 78, died Nov. 4. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Rita (Ronald) Bolser, Richard (Irene), Raymond (Barbara), Roger “Whiskers” Pope; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Gordon “Pete” Pope, grandchild Robin Bolser, great-grandchild Logan Westerfeld. Services were Nov. 9 at St. Bernard Church. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Margaret Mary Hospital Hospice, 321 Mitchell Ave., Batesville, IN 47006.

Joseph Presutto

Joseph J. Presutto, 86, died Nov. 10. He was an accountant. Survived by daughter Donna Presutto; brothers Gino, Benjamin Presutto. Preceded in death by wife Laura Presutto. Services were Nov. 12 at St. Antoninus. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Antoninus Endowment Fund, 1500 Linneman Road, Cincinnati, OH 45238 or Mercy Franciscan at

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Laura Blankenship Presutto, 86, died Nov. 8. She was a homemaker. Survived by daughter Donna Presutto; sisters Bernice Layne, Norita Cutter. Her husband, Joseph Presutto, died Nov. 10. Preceded in death by siblings Geraldine Mosley, Bill Blankenship. Services were Nov. 12 at St. Antoninus. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Antoninus Endowment Fund, 1500 Linneman Road, Cincinnati, OH 45238 or Mercy Franciscan at West Park, 2950 West Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45238.

Donald Smith

Donald S. Smith, 65, Colerain Township, died Nov. 12. He was an Air Force veteran. Survived by daughters Sandy (David) Crum, Jackie (Jim) Browne; grandchildren Michael, Matthew Crum, Kevin, Emily Browne; brothers Brad Butler, Ralph Smith; companion Donna Mortimer; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife Donna Smith, brother Jim Butler. Services were Nov. 14 at MihovkRosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to: Jacob Fox Foundation, c/o

Thomas J. Woeste, 76, Mount Healthy, died Nov. 11. He worked for the United States Postal Service. He was a Marine Corps of Korea and a past commander for the American Legion. Survived by wife Shirley; children Gary (Maryann), Greg (Victoria) Woeste, Sharon (Tim) Riley, Lisa (Dave) Warman; grandchildren Katie, Brian, Doug (Brittany), Matthew, Elizabeth, Michael, Kelsey, Rachel, Brad (Karen), Kelli, Ashlee; greatgranddaughter Johanna; sisters Janet Hennessy, Joan Buschman; Woeste many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by siblings Arthur, Ralph, Margaret, Dolores. Services were Nov. 14 at the Church of the Assumption. Arrangements by Neidhard-Gillen Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Rita School for the Deaf, 1720 GlendaleMilford Road, Cincinnati, OH 45215 or a charity of the donor’s choice.


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November 18, 2009

From B9 Kenneth Neil, 50, 5933 Oakwood Ave., theft, drug paraphernalia at 8487 Colerain Ave., Oct. 25. Cody Paulson, 25, 2907 Banning Road, theft at 10240 Colerain Ave., Oct. 20. Jeni Russell, 51, 2905 Banning Road, criminal damaging at 2985 Banning Road, Oct. 20. Amanda Schierloh, 20, 9004 Cherry Blossom , theft at 11021 Hamilton Ave., Oct. 24. Roxanne Smith, 29, 9604 Marino Drive, obstructing justice at 9604 Marino Drive, Oct. 10. William Speed, 50, 4842 Hawaiian Terrace, obstructing official business at 8451 Colerain Ave., Oct. 22. Deonte White, 27, 1941 Dallas Ave., kidnapping, felonious assault at 9604 Marino Drive, Oct. 10. Alfonso Williams, 18, 2312 Hidden Meadows Drive, criminal trespassing at 2376 Walden Glen Circle, Oct. 21. Kathleen Winters, 57, 6160 Ross Road, disorderly conduct at 4200

Springdale Road, Oct. 17. Juvenile female, 14, theft at 5687 Springdale Road, Oct. 22. Juvenile female, 14, curfew at Wilson Ave., Oct. 21. Juvenile female, 14, curfew at Wilson Ave., Oct. 31. Juvenile male, 16, curfew at Voyager , Oct. 26. Juvenile male, 15, curfew at Voyagerway, Oct. 26. Juvenile male, 25, curfew at Weatherly Court, Oct. 26. Juvenile male, 17, domestic violence at 3138 Regal Lane, Oct. 27. Juvenile male, 15, domestic violence at 2450 Walden Glen Circle, Oct. 22.

Arrests/Citations Aggravated assault

Victim struck at 2395 Struble Road, Oct. 25. Victim struck with blunt object in head at 7273 Boleyn drive, Oct. 22. Victim struck and threatened with gun and $180 removed at 9775 Colerain Ave., Oct. 25.


Vehicle set on fire at 2698 Breezyway , Oct. 21.


Victim struck at 2476 Walden Glen Circle, Oct. 19.

Breaking and emtering

LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Northeast Green Township Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on November 30, 2009 in the Trustees Meeting Room of the Green Township Administrative Complex, 6303 Harrison Avenue at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of hearing Case GTBZA2009-01 filed by Brandon Eyer on behalf of First Pentecostal Apostolic Church, the property owner. The applicant is seeking a zoning variance for approval in conformance with Section 21-5, of the NEGT Zoning Resolution, to permit the parking of a motorhome or trailer on church property for extended periods for the purpose of housing visiting clergy specifically up to three vehicles at a time - for periods Dot to exceed 45 days no more than 3 times a year. The subject property is located in the "C" Residence District of the Northeast Green Township Zoning District Location: 2965 Blue Rock Road, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45239 Parcels: #550-00110006 D i s t r i c t : "C" Residence The appeal application is on file and is open to the public for inspection at die zoning office in the Green Township Administrative Complex at 6303 Harrison Avenue during regular business hours Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Attest: Thomas J. Straus, Clerk Adam Goetzman, Zoning Secretary 1518783

Police reports

November 18, 2009

Copper piping and tile of unknown value removed at 4391 Day Road, Oct. 2. Business entered at 3679 Blue Rock Road, Oct. 16. Garage door damaged at 3162 Laverne Drive, Oct. 19. Shed entered at 3174 Laverne Drive, Oct. 19.

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Shed entered and snowblower valued at $500 removed at 3763 Donata Drive, Oct. 15. Copper piping remove at 4391 Day Road, Oct. 23.


Cigarettes of unknown value removed at 3080 Buell Road, Oct. 14. Residence entered and movies and games valued at $1,080 removed at 11525 Colerain Ave., Oct. 19. Residence entered and TV, game system, DVDs, games, medication of unknown value removed at 2911 Jonrose, Oct. 19. Residence entered and tools valued at $800 removed at 9901 Dunraven Drive, Oct. 27. Residence entered and ammunition, medication of unknown value removed at 10132 Arborwood drive, Oct. 23.

Criminal damaging

Vehicle window damaged at 2364 Hidden Meadows, Oct. 18. Tires slashed at 9941 Pinedale Drive, Oct. 13. Vehicle mirror damaged at 10201 Season Drive, Oct. 19. Window and vehicle damaged at 3216 McGill Lane, Oct. 24. Mirror and hood damaged at 8286 Fawnknoll Court, Oct. 26. Windshield damaged at 3333 Grovewood Drive, Oct. 28. Vehicle mirror damaged at 8367 Ridgevalley Court, Oct. 25. Sunroof damaged at 2505 Byrneside, Oct. 22. Mailbox damaged the by fireworks at 6205 Twinwillow Lane, Oct. 21.

Bathroom window shattered at 2820 Windy Way, Oct. 19.

Domestic violence

Female reported at Regal Lane, Oct. 22.

Endangering children

Reported at 2616 Altura Drive, Oct. 22.

Felonious assault

Victim struck with bat at 3342 Ainsworth Court, Oct. 25.


Victim reported at 11021 Hamilton Ave., Oct. 14.


Vehicle entered and radio adapter, GPS, CDs and credit card valued at $1,210 removed at 2914 Willow Ridge Drive, Oct. 14. Copper piping of unknwon value removed at 2711 Banning Road, Oct. 16. Vehicle entered and ring and cigarettes valued at $205.74 removed at 9884 Crusader, Oct. 15. iPhone valued at $500 removed at 8021 Colerain Ave., Oct. 20. Sewer grate of unknown value removed at 2831 Geraldine Drive, Oct. 20. Vehicle entered and CD player valued at $200 removed at 11315 Gravenhurst Drive, Oct. 15. DVD player valued at $556 removed at 10240 Colerain Ave., Oct. 17. Jewelry valued at $4,000 removed at 7011 Morgan Road, Oct. 17. Credit card used without consent at 3610 Blue Rock Road, Oct. 23. Laptop, camera, phone, camera, currency, debit card valued at $1,510 removed at 12168 Wincanton, Oct. 19. Vehicle entered and laptop valued at $1,249 removed at 3241 Sovereign Drive, Oct. 24. MP3 player valued at $150 removed at 2850 Butterwick Drive, Oct. 23. GPS unit valued at $140 removed at 2859 Cranbrook Drive, Oct. 22. Checkbook, keys of unknown value removed at 4781 Poole Road, Oct. 24. Purse, license, checkbook, debit card of unknown value removed at 7306 Harrison Ave., Oct. 25. Vehicle entered and iPod, medication, CDs of unknown value removed at 2613 Niagara Street, Oct. 15. Stereo valued at $130 removed at 2419 Berthbrook Drive, Oct. 14. Angel valued at $75 removed at 8453 Firshade Terrace, Oct. 18. Vehicle removed at 4280 Hanley Road, Oct. 24. Merchandise valued at $498 removed at 8451 Colerain Ave., Oct. 25. Vehicle entered and scanner, drill and screwdrivers valued at $417

removed at 10910 New Market Drive, Oct. 13. $80 removed from purse removed at 3272 Harry Lee Lane, Oct. 26. Flag and pole of unknown value removed at 2451 Ontario Street, Oct. 20. Vehicle entered and radar, MP3 player, CDs valued at $1,285 removed at 2522 Stony Point Drive, Oct. 26. Wallet and debit card of unknown value removed at 10240 Colerain Ave., Oct. 23. Gun removed at 9941 Capstan Drive, Oct. 28. Vehicle window damaged at 10212 Colerain Ave., Oct. 27. Victim reported at 8325 Colerain Ave., Oct. 28. Laptop valued at $600 removed at 8457 Springwater Court, Oct. 11. Vehicle entered and stereo equipment, CDs of unknown value removed at 11568 Greenridge Drive, Oct. 23. Shed entered and leaf blower, auger, grinder, Sawzall valued at $800 removed at 9333 Roundtop Road, Oct. 21. ID removed from wallet at 10044 Crusader Drive, Oct. 19.

Theft, criminal damaging

TV valued at $1,500 removed at 2967 Commodore Lane, Oct. 15.

Unauthorized use of motor vehicle

Victim reported vehicle not returned at 9797 Colerain Ave., Oct. 15. Vehicle used without consent at 8874 Colerain Ave., Oct. 21.


Breaking and entering

Two glass doors, wooden door, light fixture, file holder, painting, fire extinguisher case, two voting booths, shelf and window damaged at St. Jude Church at 5924 Bridgetown Road, Nov. 3. Hedge trimmer, edger, two weed trimmers, welder, framing nailer, Sawzall, drill and brad nailer stolen from garage at 3162 Jessup Road, Nov. 5. Suspects broke into Sherwin Williams and ransacked the office and showroom at 5501 Bridgetown Road, Nov. 6. Three computers and money stolen from Westside Animal Hospital at 4500 Bridgetown Road, Nov. 7. Brick thrown into front door at Serenity Salon during break in attempt, but entry was not gained at 4456 Bridgetown Road, Nov. 7.


Copper piping stolen from home at 3610 Eyrich, Nov. 2. Laptop computer and two digital cameras stolen from home at 3838 Biehl Ave., Nov. 3. Video game system, four video games, MP3 player, headphones and charger stolen from home at 1826 Forest View Lane, Nov. 4. Copper piping stolen from home at 3595 Neiheisel Ave., Nov. 5. Copper piping stolen from home at 3917 Race Road, Nov. 7. Washer, dryer, furnace, water heater and copper piping stolen from home at 3102 Jessup Road, Nov. 8.

Criminal damaging


Graffiti written on traffic control box at Lawrence Road & Ebenezer Road, Nov. 2. Windshield broken and paint scratched on vehicle at St. Jude Church at 5924 Bridgetown Road, Nov. 3. Paint scratched on two vehicles at 3843 Chatwood Court, Nov. 3. Arrow shot into home causing damage to siding at 6165 Sheed Road, Nov. 4. Graffiti written on wall at Murphy Window and Siding at 6571 Glenway Ave., Nov. 5. Soft drink machine knocked over at General Custer's at 3325 Westbourne Drive, Nov. 5. Front door damaged on home at 6464 Wesselman Road, Nov. 5. Eggs thrown on door at Scrap-Ink at 5515 Bridgetown Road, Nov. 6.

Suspect punched victim in the face at 2003 Faycrest Drive, Nov. 6.

Air released from tires on two vehicles at 6320 Glenway Ave., Nov. 7.


Tori B. Breadon, 22, 3246 Ohio Ave., theft at 3491 North Bend Road, Nov. 2. Juvenile, 13, , theft at 6580 Harrison Ave., Nov. 3. Darin Colwell, 41, 640 Overlook Ave., open container at 6500 Harrison Ave., Nov. 6. Frank V. Calloway, 33, 5945 Leffingwell, drug possession at Colerain Avenue & Banning Road, Nov. 6. Kayla M. Black, 22, 162 Richardson Place No. 1, theft at 6550 Harrison Ave., Nov. 6. Michael Steele, 33, 855 Hutchins Ave., attempted theft at 5450 North Bend Road, Nov. 6. Gerald Cole, 44, 4397 Virginia Ave., theft at 5410 Audro Drive, Nov. 7.


Criminal mischief

Domestic dispute

Argument between parent and child at Hearne Road, Nov. 4.


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Purse and contents stolen from vehicle at 5802 Cheviot Road, Nov. 2. Wallet and contents stolen from home at 3323 Harmony Lane, Nov. 2. Prescription medicine stolen from vehicle at 6590 Harrison Ave., Nov. 3. Purse and contents stolen from victim at J-Taps Bar at 6441 Glenway Ave., Nov. 3. Laptop computer stolen from victim at Scallywag Tag at 5055 Glencrossing Way, Nov. 3. CD player/car stereo, guitar and two speakers stolen from vehicle at 4581 Rybolt Road, Nov. 4. Laptop computer, GPS, two drills, tackle box, Sawzall, digital camera and necklace stolen from home at 1854 Linneman Road, Nov. 5. Softball bat stolen from vehicle at 3960 Grace Ave., Nov. 5. Clothes stolen from apartment complex laundry room at 3592 Robroy Drive No. 1, Nov. 5. Money stolen from home at 6668 Russell Heights Drive, Nov. 7. Chainsaw stolen from vehicle at 5227 Ralph Ave., Nov. 7. Money stolen from Donato's during a quick-change scheme at 6407 Glenway Ave., Nov. 7.

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On the record

November 18, 2009


Blue Meadow Lane: Western Benchmark LLC to NVR Inc.; $50,000. 10080 Sturgeon Lane: Jeffers, Beverly K. to Williamson, Erica M.; $92,000. 10097 Menominee Drive: Oehler, Eric T. to Steele, Carla A. and James M.; $101,000. 10350 September Drive: Salter, Marian to Hansen, Robert E.; $106,750. 11437 Gravenhurst Drive: Downing, Judith A. to Siefert, Nicholas A.; $113,000. 11914 Lick Road: Weisbrodt, Daniel J. and Gwendolyn M. to Roehm, Andrea K. and Joseph J. Houp; $156,500. 2396 Chopin Drive: Uwamu, Voke to Wells Fargo Bank NA Tr.; $60,000. 2422 Bluelark Drive: Brown Bark II LP to Graham, Connie; $40,000. 2598 Highwood Lane: Osborne, Judith and Kristi Akers to Clemons, Daniel; $91,000. 2627 Jodylynn Court: First Financial Bank NA to Hogeback, Steven; $60,500. 2864 Windon Drive: Lowe, Thomas E. to U.S. Bank NA ND; $66,000. 3091 Stout Road: Bailey, Randy to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company Tr.; $74,000. 3332 March Terrace: Stieritz, Michael J. and Elizabeth A. to Tedesco, Mark J.; $124,000. 3460 Galbraith Road: Wert, Robert 3 to Wert, Robert 2; $46,999. 3460 Galbraith Road: Wert, Robert 4 to Wert, Robert 3; $46,999. 3798 Sagebrush Lane: Konieczka, Rosemary to Pelzel, Brian V.; $123,600. 5999 Sheits Road: Citibank NA Tr. to Best Quality Inc.; $16,500. 6090 Orchard Hills Lane: Macke, Mary Lynn to Forty-One Corporation; $551,630. 6325 Mullen Road: Gelinske, Wilma M. to Ledbetter, Angela M. and Gerald D.; $59,000. 6601 Schweitzerhoff Road: Steinmann, Eric and Erica to Whalen, Richard P.; $101,800. 8081 Waldons Pond Drive: Dinkins, Larry W. Sr. and Jacqueline L. to Harville, Chad and Nancy; $259,500. 8255 Haskell Drive: Dewbrey, Susan M. to Dupler, Kyle P.; $66,000. 9153 Coogan Drive: Muchmore, Robert E. and Colleen R. to Cannon, Marcus E.; $65,000.

9217 Sagemeadow Drive: Connor, Daniel S. to JandM Investment Properties LLC; $112,000. 9625 Gibralter Drive: Bill, John C. and Susan M. to Palmisano, Angela N.; $78,000. 9801 Regatta Drive: Stricker, Mary E. to Manss, Virginia; $74,000. 9928 Crusader Drive: GMAC Mortgage LLC to Jo Mat Properties LLC; $22,500. Blue Meadow Lane: NVR Inc. to Tebbe, Ronald J. Tr. and Nancy L.; $277,280. Hunters Ridge Lane: Maronda Homes of Cincinnati LLC to Berger, William J. and Julia L.; $245,700. Stoney Ridge Drive: Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Heine, John and Shannon; $289,630. 10382 Pippin Road: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company Tr. to Lewis, Jennifer Tr.; $35,000. 10642 Breedshill Drive: Estridge, Scott to Griswold, Matthew T.; $117,500. 11327 Pippin Road: Eckstein, Ronald R. to Bartl, George and Martha; $73,000. 11426 Narrowsburg Drive: Mapuranga, Maxwell and Jessica to BAC Home Loans Servicing LP; $50,000. 2256 Miles Road: Foster, Daniel to Jackson, Teresa V.; $68,000. 2555 Topeka St.: Ramirez-Sereno, Hugo to Fannie Mae; $36,000. 2565 Highgrove Court: Carr, Brenda L. to Martinez, Cecily M.; $78,000. 2842 Kingman Drive: Ingham, Anthony to Benderman, William T.; $92,500. 2878 Overdale Drive: Loukinas, Charles W. and Diane L. to U.S. Bank NA Tr.; $68,000. 2931 Butterwick Drive: Langworthy, John to Dransman, Kristen M.; $89,400. 3031 Shadycrest Drive: Woodall, Kathy A. to McDaniel, William S.; $60,000. 3328 Paprika Court: Adame, Rick A. and Laura L. to National City Bank; $66,000. 3466 February Drive: Beresh, Jamie L. to Schuetz, Thomas M. and Rebecca A. Enderle; $125,000. 3570 Riehle Road: PNC Bank Ohio NA Tr. to 1921 Properties LLC; $70,000. 3784 Susanna Drive: King, Terry R. and Melissa M. to Boone, Anthony and Ashley; $130,000. 4314 Courageous Circle: Wilburn,





Richard T. and Kelly A. to Rack, Kelly M.; $120,000. 4320 Courageous Circle: Maddox, Arzetta F. to Household Realty Corporation; $78,000. 5680 Dunlap Road: Klein, Diana L. to Distel, David L. and Lois A.; $320,000. 6681 Cheviot Road: PNC Bank Ohio NA Tr. to 1921 Properties LLC; $70,000. 7211 Pippin Road: Elam, Dorothy A. to Elam, Keith A. and Paula; $85,000. 7226 Creekview Drive: Scully, Michael K. and Elizabeth Schneider to Tenbrink, Richard H.; $57,500. 8087 Waldons Pond Drive: Brindley, Kimberly and Darren to Unkrich, John J. and Diane M.; $320,000. 8260 Royal Heights Drive: Lampe, Lawrence F. Jr. and Doretta R. to Brown, Adrian S.; $112,900. 8262 Chesswood Drive: Yoka, Esther D. to ABKL Holdings LLC; $55,500. 9437 Haddington Court: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to Lloyd, Kathryn A.; $48,000. 9821 Regatta Drive: Smith, Matthew P. to Moore, Cora M.; $77,900. 9995 Dunraven Drive: Beasley, Henrietta to Deutsch, Steven; $52,350.


Address not available: Fischer Attached Homes II LLC to Feldkamp, Cory E.; $136,990. Pine Brook Circle: Masterpiece Development Inc. to Schmaltz, Kenneth J. Jr. and Lauren E.; $88,000. Tressel Wood Drive: Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Zaccaria, Frank V.; $260,000. 2050 Earlwood Court: Ballinger, Cheryl C. Tr. to Joyce, John and Lora; $174,900. 2954 South Road: Russ, Victor J. to Hagen, Jennifer L. and Lawrence W. II; $128,000. 2970 South Road: Russ, Victor J. to Hagen, Jennifer L. and Lawrence W. II; $128,000. 3193 North Bend Road: Back, Kimberly R. Tr. to Noble, Justin; $83,000. 3215 Balsamridge Drive: Porter, Jarrett L. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation; $92,000. 3223 Balsamridge Drive: Porter, Jarrett L. to Porter, Jarrett L.; $92,000. 3227 Balsamridge Drive: Porter, Jarrett L. to Federal Home Loan

Mortgage Corporation; $92,000. 3298 Jessup Road: Schneider, Robert P. to Kemme, Jay M.; $129,000. 3313 North Bend Road: Dangel, William C. to Bonfield, Patrick; $89,000. 3358 Linsan Drive: Burgher, C. Robert and Susan L. to Klutz, David W.; $162,500. 3375 Hader Ave.: Miller, Rebecca and Michael to Donnelly, Richard M.; $77,000. 3561 Centurion Drive: Roaden, Robert J. and Debby M. to Turner, Douglas J. and Laura L.; $230,000. 3778 Starlite Court: Britton, Gary W. and Cynthia A. Catucci to Heidacher, Carrie J.; $112,500. 3991 School Section Road: Simpson, Donald R. to Tekulve, Dale A. Tr.; $140,000. 4877 Kleeman Green Drive: Hardig, John and Rae J. to Diallo, Thierno M. and Madinatou Jallow; $205,000. 5129 Carriage Hill: Rogers, Mary E. to Miller, Edward A.; $92,000. 5282 Belclare Road: Citimortgage Inc. to Gerbus Remolding Inc.; $42,100. 5294 Belclare Road: Ward, Mary Hines to Kraemer, Michael and Sharon Sorg; $100,000. 5485 Michelle’s Oak Court: Perrotta, Elsa S. to Priore, Patricia; $96,000. 5532 Clearview Ave.: Blazer, Brian W. and Chelsea Heheman to Beard, Jason A. and Jennifer A.; $127,000. 5941 Leeside Trail: Bailey, John D. and Jacqueline A. to Lawhead, Christopher R. and Julia A.; $189,000. 6191 Daleview Road: Wahl, Thomas R. and Mary C. to Morgan, Jason and Lindsey; $272,400. 6191 Daleview Road: Wahl, Thomas R. and Mary C. to Morgan, Jason and Lindsey; $9,000. 6706 Wesselman Road: Inman, Jean to Inman, Ricky Jr.; $6,270. 6747 Bridgetown Road: Bank of New York Tr. to Patterson, Kenneth; $70,000. 6857 Kildare Drive: Newton, Barbara L. to Fannie Mae; $134,000. Tressel Wood Drive: Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Schmitz, Eric R. and Jennifer; $245,260. 1380 Beechmeadow Lane: Teague, Cynthia A. to Strotman, Anthony N. Tr.; $121,000.

2248 Fayhill Drive: Bigelow and Bronzie LLC to Miller, Andrew F. and Jessica; $119,400. 2251 Sylved Lane: Backscheider, Maria to Uhl, Melinda A.; $85,500. 3101 Goda Ave.: Burrill, Colleen E. and Steven J. Lawhon to Middendorf, Sandra M.; $130,000. 3339 Greenway Ave.: Stath, William to Salzano, Guido G. and Emily J.; $87,290. 3441 Harwinton Lane: Franz, Mary Jo Tr. to Wojas, Bartlomiej; $145,000. 3511 Jessup Road: Brandt, Rose A. Tr. to Pak, Lev and Zamira Japarkulova; $148,000. 3647 Eyrich Road: Zahneis, Steven J. to Zahneis, Richard C. and Mary K.; $115,000. 3882 Lincoln Road: Lange, John E. III Tr. to Pipes, Diane L. and Adrian H. Hoffman; $284,500. 3919 Powner Road: Abel, William M. Tr. to Abel, Rebecca R.; $151,000. 4233 Victorian Green Drive: Wallingford, Elizabeth to Hollins, Deborah A.; $77,000. 4921 Arbor Woods Court: Warnken, Todd A. Tr. to Spitznagel, Scott D.; $125,000. 5211 Eaglesnest Drive: Riley, Norbert S. to Dattilo, Deborah A.; $69,000. 5418 Fayridge Court: Rizzo, Jeffrey to Strange, Shalanda; $80,000. 5462 Philloret Drive: Grome, Louis to Sunberg, Aerin; $35,000. 5481 Asbury Lake Drive: Lange, Beverley C. Tr. to Chaldekas, Bessie J. and William P.; $160,000. 5657 Fox Ridge Court: Holtman Stephenson Builders Inc. to Cohen, Robert S. and Donna J.; $539,500. 5657 Green Acres Court: Black, Bryan to Ratterman, Louis H. and Shannon Wiehe; $155,000. 5664 Lauderdale Drive: Hessler, Mark A. Tr. to Yap, Raymund W.; $107,000. 5724 Juliemarie Court: Knau, Louis and Leah M. to Gligor, Kelly and Andrew Palmer; $111,900. 5757 Ocala Court: Unkrich, John J. and Diane M. to Logan, Jolene; $150,757. 5764 Spire Ridge Court: Gessendorf, Michael L. to Hauck, Cynthia L.; $164,000. 6004 Gaines Road: Lupp, Irene to Minges, Adam J.; $250,000. 6076 Lagrange Lane: Schmidt, Marc E. and Rebecca J. to Schmidt, Edward H. and Connie L.; $150,000. 6538 Chesapeake Run : Dehart,


The Doolin House Bed & Breakfast


ANNA MARIA ISLAND, FL Book now for Jan/Feb Special to be in this wonderful Paradise! Great fall rates, $499/week. 513-236-5091

Somerset, Kentucky’s Premiere Inn Located Just Minutes from Lake Cumberland

The rooms are only half of the reason to come to The Doolin House. Owners Charles and Allison just happen to both be chefs. Some of the breakfast specialties include Caramel Banana French Toast and Southern Eggs Benedict (2 fried green tomatoes topped with 2 slices of smoked bacon, 2 eggs over easy and Hollandaise). Chuck is usually in charge of breakfast and tries to do new and different things every day. Chef Chuck pointed out, “It’s fun to experiment with breakfast. It’s the one meal that encompasses all foods. It’s perfectly acceptable to see smoked salmon or a pork cutlet at the breakfast table. ”For those in no rush to rise and shine, breakfast in bed is served at no additional charge. When you need a weekend get away that’s not too far from home or you are planning your summer vacation to beautiful Lake Cumberland, remember that The Doolin House Bed and Breakfast is only a phone call away.

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Beautiful Seagrove Beach Rent & Relax. Nr Destin, between famous Seaside & Rosemary Beach. Cozy Cottages to Gulf Front Condos. Web Specials. 1-800-537-5387

DESTIN. Edgewater Beach Condos on the Gulf. 1-3 BR, beachfront, pvt balconies, FREE wi-fi, beach set-up & fitness center. New massage/facial salon, 2 pools (1 heated), area golf & deep sea fishing. $20 gift cert to poolside grill (weekly renters, in season). Pay for 3, 4 or 5 nights & receive one additional night free! 800-8224929,

EAST COAST, NEW SMYRNA BEACH Luxurious oceanfront condos & vacation homes. Closest & best beach to Disney. Ocean Properties Vacation Rentals 800-728-0513

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$99/nt*. Sanibel & Boca Grande Discover the charm & comfort of beachfront vaca tion homes, cozy cottages or spacious affordable condos. *rates from. Grande Island Vacations. 800-962-3314

LEELANAU VACATION RENTALS Over 120 condos, cottages and homes on Lake Michigan, Glen Lake and other inland lakes. Call 231-334-6100 or visit

NEW YORK MANHATTAN--NYC HOTEL $129/2 persons. Singles $124. Suites $139-$159. Lincoln Ctr area, Hudson River views, 18 flrs, kitchenette, 5 mins to midtown, safe, quiet, luxury area. RIVERSIDE TOWER, Riverside & 80th St. Call 1-800-724-3136 or visit:

NORTH CAROLINA EMERALD ISLE. Ocean Front luxury vacation homes with community pool. Call for free brochure. 1-252-354-5555 Spinnaker’s Reach Realty

SOUTH CAROLINA SEABROOK EXCLUSIVES Villas & Private Homes. Ocean, golf, tennis, equestrian. Pet friendly rentals. Free brochure. Book online! 888-718-7949.

TENNESSEE 1-7 Affordable, Deluxe Chalets & Cabin Rentals. Pigeon Forge in the Smokies. Vacation/Dollywood Specials. Free brochure. Call 1-800-833-9987.

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About real estate transfers

Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes.Neighborhood designations are approximate. Michael R. and Monica W. to Lenzer, Peggy A.; $139,000. 6565 Bridgetown Road: Kreider, Casey J. to Wideen, Kristie A. and Robert W. Hater II; $124,000. 7262 Southpointe Drive: Waldvogel, Linda Tr. to Lyons, Shawn M. and Maureen; $275,000. 7458 Bridge Point Pass : Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Cremering, Scott and Michelle; $304,085. 7470 Bridge Point Pass : Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Chiodi, Anthony and Angela; $332,570.


2516 Flanigan Court: Aurora Loan Services LLC to Scott, Michael L.; $17,000. 2613 Chesterfield Court: Aurora Loan Services LLC to Pondaco, Dominick; $16,500. 5251 Ponderosa Drive: Marosi, Virginia B. to Nielsen, Melinda S. and Nichols J.; $74,000. 5596 Regimental Place: Oostveen, Robert J. to Reagan, Melinda M.; $84,900. 5790 Willowcove Drive: Carden, Willie F. Jr. and Tonda M. to Henderson, Roxane L. and Jimmy E.; $174,000.


7225 Clovernook Ave.: Tekulve, Dorothy M. to Koncelik, Kenneth J.; $22,000. 7320 Elizabeth St.: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Drongo LLC; $25,500. 7358 Martin St.: Bank of New York Mellon to City of Mount Healthy; $110,000. 7845 Martin St.: Brehm, Henrietta R. to Baker, Kristina R.; $72,000. 1461 Southampton Court: Ohmer, Dennis W. and Charlene M. to Hunn, Myra; $103,000. 7362 Huntridge Ave.: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company Tr. to Home Equity Corp.; $34,900. 7401 Maple Ave.: Sorensen, Christine Tr. to Keller and Klein Ltd.; $32,000.

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There is a joke among friends here, “It’s a Phoenix that has risen from the ashes. ”When Charles and Allison Hahn Sobieck purchased the property at 502 North Main Street (in Somerset, Kentucky), there was a lot of work to be done, to say the least. With the vision of a B & B and a home in ruins, there were little choices. The dilapidated structure was removed, then reconstructed as it had been in the 1850’s. It’s a brand new home. A bit of an unusual concept for a bed and breakfast. “We reconstructed the home from scratch. This gave us the benefit of designing every amenity possible along the way, ”said Allison Sobieck, owner. Every room is equipped with many amenities you don’t often find in a traditional bed and breakfast, but rather a fine hotel. Every room has a full sized closet with a pair of micro-fiber robes hanging in them, 400- count Egyptian cotton sheets, cable TV with DVD players, queen sized beds, and a host of other things. For instance, 2 rooms have gas fireplaces and 3 rooms have whirlpool tubs. We even offer many add on amenities such as massage, dinner, flowers, etc…

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BONITA SPRINGS. Weekly, monthly, seasonal condo rentals. Beautiful 1 br across from beach, 2 br at Bonita Bay w/shuttle to beach, 3 br on golf course. 513-779-3936

CLEARWATER - Indian Rocks Beach 2br, 2ba Gulf Front condo. Heated pool, balcny. Call for holi day specials! 513-771-1373, 2603208

SIESTA KEY Condos 2 & 3 bedrm, 2 bath, directly on world-famous Crescent Beach. Owner offers Great Winter Specials! 847-931-9113

VENICE ISLAND • Cozy 1 BR apt. in 2 family; separate facilities, porch & entrance. One blk to beach & golf. Non-smokers, no pets. Jan-Feb-Mar/ $3750 or $1300/mo. 941-488-1845

A Beautiful Cabin Getaway Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge. Hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, gas grill. $85/nt, 5 nt special $375. 800-793-8699. A Beautiful Luxury Log Cabin Resort minutes from Dollywood & Pigeon Forge! Great amenities, pet friendly cabins. Excellent rates! Call now or visit us online 1-888-HSR-TENN (477-8366)

TENNESSEE CHALET VILLAGE Cozy cabins to luxurious chalets Fully furnished, hot tubs, pool tables. Check SPECIALS, availability and book online 24/7, or call 1-800-722-9617 GATLINBURG. Affordable rates. Fully furnished. 1-8 bdrms. Chalets, Cabins, Privacy, Views, Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, Fireplaces. 1-800-235-2661

GATLINBURG Festival of Lights Luxury cabins on trout streams. 4 nts/$333.33 • 5 nts/$444.44 (excludes holidays). Decorated for Christmas! 800-404-3370 Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge. Vacation in a beautiful log cabin or chalet with hot tub, Jacuzzi, views & pool tables. Call about specials! 800-436-6618

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Stop letting spinal problems be a pain in the neck. Or back. Join Mercy as two of their very own renowned physicians offer you vital information about relief from chronic or acute back and neck pain. Learn about the innovations being made at Mercy, and have the opportunity to ask specific questions while learning about our hospital’s services and procedures from: Dr. Lawrence A. Zeff, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, discussing the latest interventional treatments and spinal stimulation Dr. John B. Jacquemin, Orthopaedic Surgeon, specializing in Spinal Surgery, discussing advancements in treating back pain Whether caused from a medical condition, chronic problem, traumatic injury or the accidental weekend warrior injury, come discover important information you need for back and neck pain relief at one of Mercy’s two seminars—there’s one coming to a Mercy hospital near you!

Mt. Airy: Tuesday, December 1st, 6:00 – 7:30 pm Cafeteria on 2nd floor

Western Hills: Wednesday, December 2nd, 6:00 – 7:30 pm Western Hills HealthPlex Conference Center (adjacent to the hospital)

Seminars are FREE, no registration is required, and light refreshments will be served. Reserve your space by calling 513-981-ORTHO (6784). Learn how Mercy can not only alleviate chronic and acute back and neck pain, but help you recover quickly so you can return to the activities you love. Just another part of the Mercy Circle of Caring.




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