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NL Central champs elicit cheers, fond memories

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Election opinions

If you have an opinion you’d like to share about a candidate or issue on the Nov. 2 ballot, it is time to get your thoughts together. Suburban Life will accept election-related letters and guest columns until 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, for publication Oct. 20. The only election-related letters and columns which we will publish Oct. 27 – the final edition before the election – are those responding directly to previously published letters and columns. The deadline for those letters and columns is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20. For more information, see Viewpoints, A8.



Amity Elementary students, from left: sixth-grader Troy Bosse, sixth-grader Emily Weber, fifth-grader Maggie Burton and fifth-grader Michael Georgiton all wore their Reds’ attire to school Sept. 29, the day after the Cincinnati Reds clinched the National League Central Division title.

Amity Elementary students Emily Weber, Troy Bosse, Maggie Burton and Michael Georgiton were not alive the last time the Cincinnati Reds won the National League Central Division title. The Deer Park students are still excited for the 2010 division champions and all wore team spirit wear on Sept. 29, the morning after Jay Bruce hit a homerun against the Houston Astros to clinch. “It’s very exciting,” Bosse said. Other community members do remember the 1995 team and even the 1990 World Series championship team. Cindy Vaske, Evendale tax administrator who lives in West Chester Township, said she and her family are huge baseball fans. Her twin sons were born in 1990 and she remembers watching games in her hospital room. “The doctor came into the room and the first question out of his mouth was not asking me how I was doing, but to my husband, he asked, ‘Are the Reds winning?’”


Madeira Middle School Principal Rob Kramer has enjoyed watching the Cincinnati Reds this season and watching the success of the many players who have come up through the organizations minor league teams. Vaske said. She said the Reds did win that night. Vaske and others shared their memories and thoughts the team’s chances to play in the postseason.

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Chamber in middle of referendum fray By Jeanne Houck

Homeward, march

Deer Park residents lined Plainfield Road Sept. 23 for the annual Homecoming Parade. The Deer Park High School band led school board members, high school students, PTO parents, teachers, cheerleaders, city council, Homecoming court and the football team down Plainfield Road from St. John Church to Deer Park High School for a bonfire. SEE SCHOOLS, A4

Halloween contest

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A Madeira Chamber of Commerce official is encouraging people not to sign petitions that could put to a referendum vote a tax break the city gave property owners in a struggling landominium project. The move has prompted one man helping petition circulators to threaten to boycott businesses that support the chamber’s position. Stephen Shaw, vice president of the chamber of commerce, said in a column published in the Sept. 29 Suburban Life that his group is “in full support” of Madeira City Council’s decision Sept. 13 to grant a 15-year, 50-percent tax abatement to property owners who make future improvements in a 5.6-acre area near the central business district that includes Bradford Place, a 26-landominium project off Euclid Avenue. “The abatement and development of Bradford Place will create a property value that is three-anda-half to five times the value of any potential residential development in that location,” Shaw said in his letter. “Even with a 50-percent abatement, the property will generate more revenue than a non-abated residence. After 15 years, it will generate more than triple the tax revenue of a single-family development.” Shaw also said that it is unlikely the landominium owners will burden the schools with children since the units are not designed to

What they say

“A failed development will send the wrong signal to the community and to future developers ... The Madeira Chamber of Commerce encourages you to think twice and review the facts, not the rhetoric, before signing a referendum petition.” From a column by Madeira Chamber Vice President Stephen Shaw


Madeira resident Margie Willing signs a petition to put to a referendum vote the decision by Madeira City Council to approve a tax break for a struggling landominium project. attract families, that the development will attract new, highincome residents likely to patronize downtown businesses within walking distance and that many local communities are using tax incentives to encourage development. “A failed development will send the wrong signal to the community and to future developers,” Shaw said. “It will put Madeira at a competitive disadvantage. “The Madeira Chamber of Commerce encourages you to think twice and review the facts, not the rhetoric, before signing a referendum petition.” In a letter of his own, Madeira resident Doug Oppenheimer called Shaw’s letter insulting. “It is not the purpose of a

Madeira business to alienate its customers with insulting comments such as referring to referendum petitioners as hostile and encouraging residents to not sign the referendum petitions,” Oppenheimer said. “This advice from the Madeira chamber is a jab at democracy and is approaching an act of intimidation. “I for one will take a copy of this letter with me to every Madeira business that I patronize and will ask the business manager or business owner if they support the chamber position,” Oppenheimer said. “If they do then I will no longer be their customer.” When asked, Oppenheimer said he is not encouraging others

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“It is not the purpose of a Madeira business to alienate its customers with insulting comments such as referring to referendum petitioners as hostile and encouraging residents to not sign the referendum petitions ... This advice from the Madeira chamber is a jab at democracy and is approaching an act of intimidation.” Madeira resident Doug Oppenheimer to join him in a boycott. “Other members of the community should decide for themselves,” he said. Oppenheimer also said people distributing the referendum petitions have told him that about 90 percent of the people asked to sign, do so. He expects to have no problem collecting about 950 signatures – well more than the 720 he says he needs – and turning them over to the city clerk by Thursday, Oct. 7. If the clerk determines there are sufficient valid signatures, city council will schedule a public hearing in which council will either rescind the abatement or submit it to a referendum vote – probably sometime next year.


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Ohio Supreme Court backs up Madeira in 1978

Madeira committed to being a family-friendly community by decreeing that most residential zoning would be for single-family homes – a decision upheld by the Ohio Supreme Court in 1978.

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Reds From A1 Where were you in 1995, the last time the Reds were division champs? Rob Hamann, Deer Park City Schools athletic director – “I was studying for my BA in Education at NKU.� Rob Kramer, Madeira Middle School principal – “I was a teacher in Mariemont and a baseball coach.� Kenji Matsudo, Madeira City Schools assistant superintendent – “I was living in a one-bedroom apartment in Oxford, teaching at Talawanda Middle School.� Vaske – “My husband, and the boys and I followed the Reds all year, and were so excited about beating the Dodgers (in the Division Series)! The boys were old enough to have their favorite player, Barry Larkin.� Jack Kuzniczci, “Coach K,� Madeira Middle School teacher and baseball coach – “I was coaching and teaching in Madeira

Hamann Kuzniczci and my youngest daughter was born. “ What is your favorite memory of the Cincinnati Reds? Hamann – “Watching them hit home run after home run out of Wrigley this summer on July 4th.� Kramer – “I went to Game 1 of the 1990 World Series. The seats were the first row in the upper deck right behind home plate. You couldn’t ask for a better place to see the World Series game.� Matsudo – “Taking my glove to the Reds game in the mid-’70s to watch the Big Red Machine. My dad bought me a Reds batting helmet that my own kids wear now when we play in the front yard.� Vaske – “My favorite Reds memory was watching the Reds win the 1990 World Championship Series.� Kuzniczci – “In game

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Did you believe the Reds would make it this far this year? Hamann – “I am a believer in this year and hoping for a dynasty.� Kramer – “I really saw (the winning season) a year or two away.� Matsudo – “To be honest, no. It’s been so long, I guess I had grown accustomed to just waiting for the fall sports seasons from high school to college to the NFL. I hope they win it all. It’s kinda neat when the whole city can get behind a team.� Vaske – “Yes, I believed the Reds could win this season – they just don’t give up! My twin boys are 20 now, and playing college baseball themselves – they play for Denison University, one is a catcher, one is a pitcher. We’re all really excited about getting to see the Reds in the post-season – the boys are coming home to see one of the Division Series games with us!� Kuzniczci – “They are going to be underdogs.�

What has been the most exciting part of this season? Hamann – “The race with St. Louis the entire season.� Kramer – “It’s neat how many of the players have come through the organization. That’s what organized baseball should be.� Matsudo – “Having a baseball team to root for in July, August and September. They’ve been exciting to watch with a lot of late game heroics, just like this past week.� Vaske – “For me, the most exciting part of this season has been all of the late inning, come-frombehind wins! Just like Tuesday night when they clinched!� Kuzniczci – “Everything has been exciting.

up by the leaf machine, so tree branches, trimmings, flower cuttings and other debris should not be piled with leaves. Residents are reminded that the burning of leaves is prohibited. The city’s weekly brush chipping will be suspended during the curbside leaf collection.

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five of the National League Championship season in 1972, Johnny Bench hit a home run to tie the game. I was offered tickets to go to the game but my parents wouldn’t let me out of class to go to the game. My grandma and aunts used the tickets and left early because the Reds were losing and missed the home run.�

The city of Deer Park’s annual curbside leaf collection will begin the week of Oct. 18, and end in midDecember. Due to changing weather conditions and other factors, it is difficult to establish an exact schedule for the pickup. Raked leaves must be

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Hear from individuals inspired by CHHE and glimpse the center’s bright future. A reception is 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, with dinner and program at 6:30 p.m. at Adath Israel Congregation, 3201 E. Galbraith Road. Honorees are Dean Richard E. Friedman, Father Michael Graham, Joe Hale, Shawn Jeffers, Sam Knobler, Dr. Michael Meyer, Margaret Moertl, John Neyer, Dr. Racelle Weiman and Gail Ziegler. More information is available at

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District teas get word out on Deer Park bond issue By Amanda Hopkins

Facts about the bond issue

Coming in for a cup of tea with Deer Park City Schools officials could answer residents’ questions about the upcoming bond issue. Community members are hosting teas where Deer Park school board members and district Superintendent Kim Gray are available to answer questions about the 5.87-mill bond issue. “It’s an informal setting to talk about the bond issue,” district communications coordinator Gini Niekamp said. School Board President Donna Farrell said those who attend the teas will also be able to sign a sheet in support of the bond issue. Those who sign would be willing to publicly support an advertisement the school district is planning to put in Suburban Life that would

Deer Park City Schools Board of Education passed a resolution in July that put a 5.87-mill bond issue on the November ballot. It would be an additional tax of $174.90 annually per $100,000 home. The entire bond would total $30 million over 38 years. The bond issue, if passed, will finance a new elementary school at the Amity Elementary site on East Galbraith Road and renovations to the current high school.


Deer Park City Schools Superintendent Kim Gray, far right, and Board of Education president Donna Farrell, left, talk with residents of the school district about the bond issue on the November ballot at one of the “teas” held at Barresi’s in Deer Park Sept. 28. include the individual names of the supporters. Andy Diehm, former Deer Park City council member, attended the second tea at Barresi’s Italian Restaurant Sept. 28 to talk with Gray and Farrell. He voiced

school,” Diehm said. “Anything we do today will be for our children tomorrow ... It’s an excellent opportunity to grow.” Longtime Deer Park resident Rae Lynn Burton, whose family has had a student in the Deer Park school

district every year since 1964, attended the meetng with questions of her own. She is in support of the bond issue, but was curious to see more specific designs for a new elementary school. Farrell said SHP Leading

Design, the architectural company that has been working with the district on the building studies, will not create specific designs unless the bond issue passes. The school district also has not paid the company for their work and Farrell said they will not unless the bond issue passes. School officials are encouraging more community members to host teas so that they are informed before they go to vote Nov. 2. To host a tea, contact the school district office at 8910222.

his support for the bond issue that would finance a new pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade elementary school and renovations to the high school. “I think it’s exceptionally important we get a new

Answers to frequently asked bond questions Deer Park Board of Education president Donna Farrell said there a few questions that community members consistently have been asking about the 5.87-mill bond issue on the ballot. She is trying to answer questions for residents before they go to ballot. Among the issues: • The city of Deer Park get most of its money through earnings tax. Deer Park City Schools get its money through property taxes.

“There are two separate pots of money ... We share voters ... but don’t share money,” Farrell said. • Money from a bond issue can be used only for buildings and renovations. Operating levies are used for day-to-day costs and cannot be used for construction. The last bond issue was passed in the school district in 1966; it financed the building of the high school auditorium. The last operating levy was passed in

Boot camp part of college prep By Forrest Sellers

An Application Boot Camp is just one of the ways Indian Hill High school is preparing students for college. During a recent Indian Hill Exempted Village Board of Education meeting, members of the College Counseling Department provided an overview of the program “It’s all about finding the best fit for our students,” said Esther Hall, College and Career Center coordinator. College and school counselor Kyle Crowley said the district has a “best fit philosophy.” “There is a college out there for everyone,” he said. This year saw the introduction of an Application

the school district in 2004-2005 school year. Treasurer Dan Mpagi said he does not expect the district to put an operating levy on the ballot until at least 2014. • Deer Park City Schools have not paid SHP Leading Design for any of its work on the building studies. Farrell said the district cannot spend money on SHP Leading Design or any specific construction designs on a new elementary school unless the bond issue passes. CE-0000422645

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Deer Park police looking for robbery, assault suspect By Amanda Hopkins

Deer Park Police Department are still searching for a suspect after an armed robbery and assault behind the Deer Park Shell station Sept. 21. Deer Park Police Chief Mike Schlie said a male victim was jumped behind the gas station on East Galbraith Road. The suspect stabbed the victim and took an unknown amount of money. Schlie said the victim escaped and is recovering.

There is no information on the suspect but Schlie said police are working with the vicSchlie tim on the suspect’s identity. “We’re still trying to get as much as can,” Schlie said. The investigation is still pending and the police department will release more information on the suspect when it becomes available.

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Deer Park celebrates Homecoming Deer Park residents lined Plainfield Road Sept. 23 for the annual Homecoming Parade. The Deer Park High School band led school board members, high school students, PTO parents, teachers, cheerleaders, city council, homecoming court and the football team down Plainfield Road from St. John Church to Deer Park High School for a bonfire. The Deer Park/Silverton Joint Fire District was on hand for the bonfire, which burned an effigy of

the Taylor High School “Mellow Jacket” to get both the fans and the team excited for the game against the CHL rivals. Featured guest was radio personality and Deer Park alumnus Bill Cunningham, who rode in the fire truck, driven by Tom Camp of Camp Safety, with board of education members. The parade and bonfire kicks off the weekend celebration before the football game against Taylor High School on Sept. 24 and the high school dance on Sept. 25.

The Deer Park High School football team gets pumped up for its game against Taylor High School during the Homecoming Parade.


Deer Park High School sophomores, from left: Emily Morrissey, Ashley Alexander, Chris Helton, Daryl Ringwood, Jessica Daniels and Faith Coowell show off their float during the Homecoming Parade on Sept. 23.

Deer Park High School freshmen Amanda Fahey, right, and Michaela Sandige walk with the class float during the Homecoming Parade.

Holmes Primary teachers and staff are all smiles before the Deer Park Homecoming Parade.

Members of the Deer Park PTO and their families encourage other communities to “Get to Know” the group during the Homecoming Parade.

Deer Park school Board Member Tom Griswold, left, and Holmes Primary Principal Amy Byrne endorse the upcoming bond issue during the Homecoming Parade.

The Deer Park High School Homecoming Court walked in the Homecoming Parade Sept. 23. The Homecoming king and queen will be announced at the dance Sept. 25. From left: front, Andrea Zaferes, Rachel McGowan, Casey Berling, Stacie Bradford and Andrea Sheff; back, Jaerett Engseth, Daniel Sporing, D.J. Noland, Vincent Zane Kamon and Caleb Power.

Deer Park High School alum Bill Cunningham gives a thumbs up for Deer Park Schools while riding on the fire truck with board members Steve Smith, far left, Lisa Hodge and Tom Griswold during the Homecoming Parade on Sept. 23.

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Cunningham endorses Deer Park bond issue


Radio talk show host and Deer Park High School alumnus Bill Cunningham, second from right, talks with Deer Park Schools Superintendent Kim Gray, right, School Board Member Tom Griswold, left, and Deer Park Mayor Dave Collins before the Homecoming Parade on Sept. 23. Cunningham is endorsing the school district’s November bond issue.

The last time a bond issue was passed for building renovations in the Deer Park City Schools district, Bill Cunningham was a senior in high school. In May 1966, the district passed a $1.4 million bond issue that financed renovations at Amity, classrooms at Holmes Primary and the auditorium at the high school. Cunningham, a Ken-

“If someone lives in a house for 50 years, they’ll have to remodel. If they build a house 100 years ago, they’re going to need to build a new home. I’ll do my best to get this passed.” Bill Cunningham Radio personality and Deer Park High School alumnus wood resident, was back in Deer Park Sept. 23, one of the guests in the school’s Homecoming Parade. He endorsed the upcoming 5.87-mill bond issue that is on the November ballot.

“I want Deer Park to enter and dominate the 21st century,” Cunningham said. Cunningham, however, does not live in the Deer Park school district. The bond issue would

Volleyball game serves up cancer awareness By Forrest Sellers

Participants in an upcoming volleyball game want to do more than score points. They also hope to raise awareness. A “Volley for the Cure” event will be 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at Indian Hill High School, 6865 Drake Road. The Indian Hill team will compete against Roger Bacon High School.

Proceeds from the game will go to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, an organization which promotes breast cancer research and awareness. The Ohio High School Athletic Association is encouraging high school volleyball teams to designate one of their matches for the organization, said Ellen Hughes, a physical and health education teacher at the high school and also varsity volleyball coach.

“It’s not only raising money, but developing awareness of early detection (of breast cancer),” said Hughes. In addition to money raised from ticket and concession sales, money will also be generated from Tshirts, gift baskets, pink wrist bands and several contests. A previous Volley for the Cure at Indian Hill High School raised nearly $3,000. Students from the varsity

and junior varsity volleyball teams are serving as members and captains of various committees geared toward raising money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Hughes, who is a cochairwoman of the school’s Volley for the Cure event along with parent Shawna Dammeyer, said this particular game has the added attraction of being a competition between she and her brother. Her brother, Ryan Bed-

On October 7, the Madeira Amazons will square off against the Mariemont Warriors in a Volley for the Cure event at Madeira High School, 7465 Loannes Drive. The evening to raise money to fight breast cancer will feature the usual JV and varsity contests, plus a boys’ exhibition game in between the main games. The JV game will start at 5:30 p.m., followed immediately by the exhibition game; varsity game starts around 7 p.m. The team will raise money through

T-shirt sales. Fans wearing a shirt will receive free admission into the game. Shirts are being sold on a preorder basis for $8 and there will be a limited number of shirts available the day of the game for $10. There will also be a recognition of cancer survivors prior to the varsity game. To pre-order a shirt, send an email to

The Madeira High School junior class is selling Entertainment and Zone Books as an after prom fundraiser. Entertainment Books are $25;

Zone Books are $20. To purchase a book, contact any MHS junior or Julie Speelman at

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What: Volley for the Cure When: Starting 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 Where: Indian Hill High School, 6865 Drake Road cer is currently in remission. A bake sale is also planned to raise money. The bake sale will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, at the high school. For information, call 272-4758.



inghaus, is a coach for the Roger Bacon varsity volleyball team. It will be a friendly rivalry, said Hughes, adding that she and Bedinghaus have a personal connection to cancer. Their sister-in-law was diagnosed with cancer before the age of 35. However, early detection saved her, said Hughes. Her can-

finance a new pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade elementary school on Galbraith Road and renovations to make the junior/senior high school a sixth- through 12th-grade school. “If someone lives in a house for 50 years, they’ll have to remodel. If they build a house 100 years ago, they’re going to need to build a new home,” Cunningham said. “I’ll do my best to get this passed.”

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The week at Moeller

• The Moeller golf team placed first with a score of 1,206 in the GCL South Tournament, Sept. 28. Moeller’s Andrew Dorn had the highest average score of 36.875; Michael Wolf averaged 28.375, Alex Pietandrea averaged 39, Mason Eckley averaged 39.25, Michael Irwin averaged 39.625, Lee averaged 39.875. • The Moeller soccer team shut out La Salle 5-0, Sept. 25. Moeller’s Chris Nartker scored two goals; and Sam Speyer, Connor White and Patrick Thibodeaux scored one goal each. On Sept. 28, Moeller beat Alter 4-1. Moeller’s Raymond Roberts scored three goals and Sam Speyer scored one goal. • In cross country, Moeller placed eighth with a score of 247, Sept. 25.

The week at Madeira

• The Madeira girls’ soccer team beat Summit Country Day 3-1, Sept. 25. Madeira’s Kristin Richardson, Morgan Ceasar and Allison Dicke scored the goals. On Sept. 27, McAuley tied 0-0 with Madeira. Madeira’s Caitlyn McCullough made seven saves. On Sept. 28, Madiera beat Mariemont 1-0. Madeira’s Andrew Stanifer made seven saves. Madeira beat Mariemont 2-1, Sept. 29. Madeira’s Kristin Richardson and Casey Miniard scored the two goals. • In boys’ golf, Madeira placed fourth with a score of 354 in the CHL Championship at Sharon Woods, Sept. 25. On Sept. 30, the boys placed sixth with a score of 353 in the Division II Sectional Golf Tournament. • Madeira girls’ golfer Brooke VanSkaik qualified for districts with a score of 79 at the Division II Sectional, Sept. 27. • In girls’ tennis, Madeira beat Norwood 5-0, Sept. 28. Madeira’s Amanda Wyrick beat Copenhauer 6-0, 6-1; Megan Kappes beat Elliot 6-0, 6-0; Emma Sabransky (forfeit); Caroline Jackson and Maggie Gray beat Sellers and Bauer 6-0, 7-5; Julia Vanderlinde and Katie Derenthal (forfeit). On Sept. 29, Madeira beat Hamilton 4-1. Madeira’s Megan Kappes beat Chadwick 6-3, 7-6; Amanda Wyrick beat Cooling 6-3, 6-1; Emma Sabransky and Maggie Gray beat Hubbard and Kirby 7-6, 6-1; Caroline Jackson and Katie Derenthal beat Davis and Collier 6-2, 6-1. On Sept. 30, Madeira shut out Reading 5-0. Madeira’s Julia Vanderlinde beat Chen 6-0, 6-0; Megan Kappes beat Erwin 6-2, 6-1; Amanda Wyrick beat King 6-0, 6-0; Emma Sabransky and Maggie Gray beat Thompson and Reyes 6-1, 6-2; Caroline Jackson and Katie Derenthal beat Betsch and Goldsberry 6-1, 61.

The week at MND

• The Mount Notre Dame girls cross country team placed 13th in the Midwest Catholic Championships, Sept. 25. • In girls’ tennis, MND placed first in the Flight B Coaches Classic, Sept. 25. MND’s Sandy Niehaus beat Kings’ Ismail 6-2, 6-0 in the first single finals; Brooke Dennis beat CHCA’s Martin 6-0, 61 in the second singles finals.

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Senior standouts lead Deer Park tennis

By Mark Chalifoux

The Deer Park High School girls’ tennis team is usually one of the better fall sports teams for the Wildcats, and this season is no different as the team is just a shade under .500 entering the final stretch of the season. “We’ve had a successful season so far,” head coach Steve Riffle said. “We won two league matches and we had very good success at the Coaches Classic, as we came in second place in our flight and our No. 1 singles player, Emma Coates, won her flight, which was really encouraging.” Coates said her win at the classic was the highlight of her career at Deer Park. “It was really exciting; the whole team was cheering me on,” she said. “I was nervous at the beginning, but toward the end I loosened up and got excited. It was a good way to end my career here.” Emma’s sister, Anna, is the other senior standout for Deer Park. Anna Coates plays No. 2 singles. Coates said the team’s secondplace finish at the Coaches Classic was the best Deer Park has done and that she is proud of the team. She also said it’s been a fun year for the whole team. “This year has been one of the best years because the girls all get along and


Deer Park’s Laura Wahl returns a shot during a recent practice.


Deer Park’s No. 2 singles player, Anna Coates, gets ready to smash a ball over the net during a recent practice. we all have good attittudes,” she said. “It makes the team better.” Riffle said the Wildcats have four brand new players, which is why he understands that the team may finish the season slightly under .500. “I’m thoroughly satisfied with the team performance,” he said. “We are making progress and the girls are enjoying tennis and that’s the point of our program.” Deer Park had a 6-8

record through Sept. 30 but the Wildcats also had several narrow losses, including 3-2 losses to Northwest, Taylor, New Richmond and Bethel-Tate. Deer Park has league wins over Finneytown and twice over Reading and Deer Park also defeated Roger Bacon and Norwood in non-conference play. Emma and Anna Coates are the strength of the team, Riffle said. “They have played for four years and will be tough

to replace,” Riffle said. Deer Park has five juniors and one freshman on the roster. Courtney Taylor and Cristen Flamm played No. 1 doubles for most of the season and Sara Keefe and Laura Wahl have also been key contributors. Joanie Engel is one of the new players for the Wildcats who has done well and Shelby Kincer is the freshman on the team and has played both singles and doubles. “She has been thrown to

the wolves,” Riffle said of Kincer. “She has just started playing tennis and she has to play varsity matches but it has made her want to win and she wants to improve, so it’s been a good thing.” Riffle said it’s always a struggle to get the seven girls needed for the team every year and that it’s a product of coaching at a small school. “We started this season with only six and it can be hard to get enough kids to play all the sports offered,” he said. “We have been reasonably successful and we have fun, so hopefully some more kids come out next season to help replace our seniors. All my girls enjoy tennis and it’s a sport you can play your entire life, and that’s how I sell it to kids.”

Braves win CHL, sectional golf titles By Mark Chalifoux

The Indian Hill High School boys’ golf team has come on strong at the end of the season, as the Braves won their first Cincinnati Hills League championship outright since 1999 and followed that up with a Division II sectional tournament championship win at Sharon Woods Sept. 30. “We really started gelling at the end of the season and the guys really bought into the team concept,” said head coach Christopher Sheldon. “We talked all year long about how long it had been since we won the CHL so the guys were very excited to win it.” Sheldon said he was proud of how the team came together and of how hard the guys worked this season. “Even when they weren’t getting the results they wanted initially they kept after it, and it was gratifying for me to see them excited about the success at the end of the season because all of their hard work is paying off,” Sheldon said. Indian Hill won the sectional tournament with a score of 310, several shots ahead of second-place Taylor (318) and third-place McNick (327). A trio of standout players, including senior Robby Pickett, sophomore Eddie Fink and junior Jesse Terbrueggen, have led


Indian Hill senior standout Robby Pickett smacks a long drive on the third hole of the sectional tournament at Sharon Woods Golf Course on Sept. 30, 2010. the Braves all season. At the sectional, Fink led the way for the Braves with a 72. One of the big keys for Indian Hill this season was the three weeks at the start of the season where the Braves had to play without Pickett, who was injured. “A lot of the other guys had an opportunity to step up without him playing and Robby exuded some great leadership qualities,” Sheldon said. “It’s been sort of a rollercoaster of a season but everything that happened when we were down has been what’s made us get better to the point we’re at right now. Robby has really stepped it up as a senior captain.” The Braves top players all have a 9-hole average in the high 30s and the Braves only have two seniors this season, which has Sheldon excited for the future of the program

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as well since Indian Hill returns some considerable talent for next season. Sheldon said Terbrueggen has been one of the most pleasant surprises of the season in his first year on the varsity team. “He has really stepped up and been a huge, huge asset,” Sheldon said. “He definitely improved the most from last year I was expecting him to average in the low 40s, which would be good, but not the high 30s. He’s been outstanding.” Indian Hill has had a great season so far, finishing 21-3 in the league and 35-7 overall and winning both CHL and sectional titles, but the Braves still have work left to do, according to Sheldon. “With the talent we have, going to state has been the goal since day one,” Sheldon said. Indian Hill hasn’t qualified for the state tournament since 1993 and will be gunning for a trip north at the district tournament at Weatherwax golf course Oct. 7. “We’ve got as good a shot as anyone,” Sheldon said. “It’s just a matter of if we can keep playing that way and if we can compete with the teams in Dayton. The top two teams in Dayton finished first and second in the state last year. I think we’re the best Division II team in Cincinnati, but if we don’t get to state I think the team will be a little disappointed.”


Jesse Terbrueggen sinks a putt in the sectional tournament. He’s been one of the top players for the Braves in 2010.

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October 6, 2010

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MND VB aims to improve after tough week By Tony Meale

The Mount Notre Dame High School volleyball team, in a week in which it had hoped to assert itself, was left with more questions than answers. Entering play the week of Sept. 27, MND was 11-2 (41) and ranked second in the city and No. 5 in the state. But losses to league-rivals Mother of Mercy and Ursuline dropped the Cougars to 11-4 (4-3) and eliminated any hope of a Girls’ Greater Cincinnati League Scarlet division title. “We had a rough week,” MND head coach Joe Burke

said. “But I think the girls see where we need to improve.” It all began with a 3-2 home loss to Mercy Sept. 28. The Cougars led 2-1 before losing their lead and falling 15-13 in the fifth set. The loss snapped a fivematch winning streak against Mercy. MND then hit the road for a rematch against Ursuline, which hasn’t lost a regularseason match since 2007. Burke didn’t think the loss to Mercy hurt his team’s confidence heading into the showdown with the Lions. “We knew it’d be a tough match,” Burke said. “We have

all the respect in the world for Ursuline.” MND lost to Ursuline 3-2 Sept. 14. The Cougars led 2-1 before falling in five sets. But 16 days later, on Sept. 30, Ursuline blanked MND 30. It was MND’s seventh straight loss to Ursuline, which has won 43 consecutive matches and beaten three of the top five teams in the state this year – MND, Dublin Coffman and Toledo St. Ursula. “I think Ursuline played great; they are as good as advertised,” Burke said. “Offensively, we didn't have

enough swings to get them out of their system.” Sophomore outside hitter Michelle Strizak of Sharonville continues to lead MND. She is tops in the GGCL-Scarlet with 153 kills. “She takes a lot of the offensive swings for us and is still working into her position,” Burke said. Junior libero Kelsey Wolf of Symmes Township a secondteam all-league performer last season, has been solid again. “She’s been a rock in servereceive,” Burke said. “She’s taken over our back row.” As a team, however, Burke said the Cougars must

improve their scoring and blocking. MND had a late-season slump last year, losing three straight matches before winning its regular-season finale and advancing to the regional finals. Burke is confident his team can overcome losses to Mercy and Ursuline, but he isn’t worrying about a tournament run just yet. “Right now, I'm not focused on the postseason; I'm focused on us getting better,” he said. “We have good volleyball players who want to improve, and right now our focus has to be playing MND volleyball.”

placed sixth in the Flight A Coaches’ Classic, Sept. 25. CHCA’s Faugno and Baxter beat Sycamore’s Fonseca and Martin 7-6, 6-4. In Flight B, CHCA placed seventh. On Sept. 28, CHCA beat Seven Hills 4-1. CHCA’s Dahmus beat Compton 6-3, 6-4; Baxter beat J.E. Seibold 6-1, 6-2; Harker beat J.O. Seibold 6-3, 6-2; Pinto and Bosinger beat Springer and Parameswaran 4-6, 7-5, 6-4. • In boys golf, CHCA placed fifth in the 36 holes of the Miami Valley Conference Tournament at Maketewah Country Club.

• CHCA golfer AnnMarie Kadnar qualified for districts with a score of 91 in the Division II sectional in girls golf, Sept. 27. • In volleyball, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy beat Clark Montessori 25-15, 2514, 25-20, Sept. 27. • In girls tennis, CHCA beat Sycamore 3-2, Sept. 29. CHCA’s Dahmus beat Kruger 6-3, 6-4; Baxter beat Southard 6-0, 6-1; Faugno beat Hura 6-4, 6-0. • The boys soccer team beat Clark Montessori 2-1, Sept. 30. CHCA’s Jeremy Smith and Jack McIver scored one goal each.

BRIEFLY The week at Indian Hill

• The Turpin boys’ soccer team beat Indian Hill 4-1, Sept. 25. Indian Hill’s Kevin Boone scored the goal. On Sept. 28, Wyoming shut out Indian Hill 2-0. On Sept. 30, Indian Hill beat Batavia 3-1. Indian Hill’s Jackson Kirk scored two goals and Kevin Boone scored one goal. • In girls’ soccer, Indian Hill beat Tipp City 5-2, Sept. 25. Indian Hill’s Elizabeth Slattery and Taylor Jackson scored two goals each, and Kaeli Flaska scored one goal. On Sept. 29, Indian Hill shut out Wyoming 2-0. Indian Hill’s Katie Markesbery made six saves, and Kaeli Flaska and Elizabeth Slattery scored one goal each. • In girls’ cross country, Indian Hill placed eighth in the Harrison Invitational, Sept. 25. Indian Hill’s Heinbach placed second in 19 minutes, 21 seconds. • The Indian Hill girls’ tennis team finished fourth in the Flight A Coaches’ Classic, Sept. 25. Indian Hill’s Rachel Littman beat Ursuline’s Madison Dewitt 5-7, 6-3, 7-5 in the third singles finals. On Sept. 29, Indian Hill beat Reading 5-0. Indian Hill’s Kelsey Matthews beat Chen 6-0, 6-0; Kasey Schumacher beat Reyes 6-0, 6-0; Rachel Littman beat Erwin 6-0, 6-0; Taylor Schumacher and Florence Vanderschueren beat Betsch and Thompson 6-0, 61; Brynn McKenna and Nicole Taylor won by forfeit. The Ursuline girls beat Indian Hill 4-1, Sept. 30. Indian Hill’s Rachel Littman beat DeWitt 6-3, 7-5. • In boys’ golf, Indian Hill placed first with a score of 320 in the CHL Chamionship at Sharon Woods, Sept. 25. Indian Hill’s Jesse Terbrueggen medaled with 6 over par 76. Indian Hill placed first with a score of 161 against McNicholas’ 166 and Kings’ 173, Sept. 27. Indian Hill’s Robby

Pickett medaled with 2 over par 37 on the front nine at Camargo. On Sept 30, Indian Hill placed first in the Division II Sectional Golf Tournament at Sharon Woods with a score of 310. Indian Hill’s Eddie Fink shot a 72, Robby Pickett shot a 76, Jesse Terbrueggen scored a 78 and Sewell scored an 84. • The girls’ golf team placed second with a score of 412 in the Division II Sectional, Sept. 27, qualifying the team for districts. On Sept. 29, Indian Hill placed second with a score of 228 against Loveland’s 203 and Turpin’s 240. Indian Hill’s Pari Keller medaled with 6 over par 41 on the front nine at Hickory Woods. • In volleyball, Indian Hill beat Deer Park 25-18, 25-14, 25-13, Sept. 17. On Sept. 28, Indian Hill beat Mariemont 26-25, 25-21, 25-17. On Sept. 30, Indian Hill beat Madeira 25-16, 21-25, 25-19, 25-16.

The week at Deer Park

• The Deer Park girls’ tennis team placed second in the Flight G Coaches’ Classic, Sept. 25. Deer Park’s Emma Coates beat Wilmington’s Miller 4-6, 6-3, 6-6-2 in the first singles finals. On Sept. 28, Deer Park beat Finneytown 4-1. Deer Park’s Walh beat Zimmerman 7-6, 6-2; Christen Flamm beat Ferrero 6-1, 7-5; Emma Coats and Anna Coates beat Gates and Warrent 7-6, 6-1; Courtney Taylor and Keelfe beat

Foster and Thompson 7-5, 62. • In boys’ soccer on Sept. 28, Taylor beat Deer Park 4-3. Deer Park’s Chris Helton, Blake Bechman and Lukas Schwaller scored one goal each. • In girls’ soccer, Taylor shut out Deer Park 4-0, Sept. 30.

More at MND

• In tennis Sept. 30, MND beat Seton 3-2. MND’s Sandy Niehaus beat Simpkins 6-0, 60; Brooke Dennis beat Moorhead 6-0, 6-0; Sydney Landers beat Wauligman 7-5, 6-2. • In girls’ golf on Sept. 28, MND lost to Lakota West 157183. • In volleyball, Mercy beat Mount Notre Dame 25-21, 2426, 17-25, 25-20, 15-13, Sept. 28. Ursuline beat Mount Notre Dame 25-17, 25-21, 25-18, Sept. 30. • The Mount Notre Dame soccer team beat Mercy 5-1, Sept. 29. MND’s Rose Lavelle and Maddie Volz scored two goals each, and Melissa DeWitt scored one goal.

The week at CHCA

• The Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy girls soccer team tied 0-0 with Talawanda, Sept. 25. CHCA’s Rachel Talaber made seven saves. • In girls soccer, Clark beat Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy 2-1. CHCA’s Heather Morrison scored the goal. • In girls tennis, CHCA

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Sept. 29 questions

If Deer Park School District’s bond issue passes in November and a new elementary school is built at the Amity School site, what would you like to see done with the Holmes and Howard school properties/buildings? “This question has been an already determined issue for weeks now. “The Deer Park School Board apparently avoided contacting some or many of the entities that would have the right of first refusal for purchase/usage of these future possible facilities and properties for their considerations as required by state law based upon public disclosures to date, by electing to raze some of them instead. “Of course, this is all contingent upon the successful passage of the school board district’s additional tax levy during the fall election. “Instead, without, apparently, advertising for Requests For Proposals, for the demoltion of the existing structure(s) or placing them for sale or lease, at least two of them have already been declared ‘toast.’ “They have decided that Amity and Holmes will be demolished, while the future of Howard remains, at press time, undecided. “To placate some historical provacateurs of Amity who are shedding tears over the lack of preservation of this long standing educational building in the community maybe the school board would consider the placement of a few of the current exterior bricks within the interior or exterior structure of the proposed new Amity building? “With the current economic market in a challenging time, would it not have been advisable to ponder even contacting some of these other entities to see if they would be interested in purchase or rental of some or all of these soon to be demolished facilities to see if they might be interested in them? “Maybe a community forum or time block set aside to take input as to the desires of the taxpaying residents for their ultimate usage would have been much more appropriate?” Citified Crusader Have you or someone you know been affected by bedbugs. What precautions are you taking? What solutions have you tried? “Thank God we haven’t any problems with bedbugs, nor do I know anyone who has them. I’m keeping my fingers crossed. We don’t frequent hotels or motels, and don’t stay overnight with other people very much, and we don’t have people visiting much either, except kids and grandkids. Hopefully we will be spared.” B.B.

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Your paper has printed a column from the Madeira Chamber of Commerce titled “Referendum would only hurt Madeira development.” Any business owner that doesn’t condemn this incendiary letter does not deserve our patronage. Clearly someone politically motivated penned the letter and used the chamber for credibility. The purpose of our business leaders is not to serve the city, raising tax revenues as stated, but instead is to be profitable and grow the business. It is also not the purpose of a Madeira business to alienate its customers with insulting comments such as referring to referendum petitioners as hostile and encouraging residents to not sign

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Speak out about Duke’s plans for nuclear plants

The Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel, the residential utility consumer advocate, has concerns about Duke Energy Ohio’s Long-Term Forecast Report, filed June 15. Duke Energy favors four plans that all involve construction of a multi-billion dollar nuclear plant. Published reports indicate Duke would build the plant in Piketon, Ohio. According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, such a plant “would take more than a decade and more than $10 billion to build.” The OCC and several other organizations have asked for local public hearings for Duke residential consumers in Cincinnati on this important issue. Duke Energy opposes the hearings. Investor-owned electric utilities – including Duke Energy – are required under Ohio law to file a forecast report that includes a resource plan. Recent changes to Ohio law require compliance with new requirements for energy efficiency and the production of electricity using renewable sources. Among other things, the new law

requires a utility to reduce its total sales 22 percent and to produce 25 percent of its load using alternative energy sources by 2025. Half of the generation sources must be renewable energy, such as solar and wind. The energy efficiency and renewable standards contain annual benchmarks to ensure utilities make consistent progress toward meeting the 2025 requirements. By law, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) must determine if Duke Energy’s forecast report is adequate, including whether the utility’s resource plan is well supported to meet the energy demands of its customers. Ohio’s electric law allows an electric utility to file for the collection of its costs associated with a new electric generating facility that is dedicated to serving Ohio customers. All customers, including customers whose generation service is provided by a different service provider, could be required to pay a special surcharge. Approval for such a surcharge would be needed

from PUCO after receiving a utility’s request as part of a rate plan. Prior to approval, a utility must demonstrate the need for such a facility. In its resource plan, which is contained in its forecast report, the utility must also demonstrate costeffectiveness and that it evaluated alternative plans, and considered risks, reliabilities and uncertainties. The construction of this plant must be competitively bid before a special surcharge may be approved by the PUCO. The expensive nuclear plant Duke Energy favors may not be the least cost resource option for Ohio consumers. The nuclear plant raises many concerns that members of the public may want to comment upon to aid the PUCO’s evaluation of Duke Energy’s forecast report. What are the risks to the regional economy of anticipated lengthy construction delays and possible cost overruns that have been typical of nuclear plant projects? How reliable are the new nuclear designs? Are major uncertainties accounted for in Duke Energy’s

fair) they are useful to you. Coming out of the limelight alters this relationship and destroys it, in most cases. Of course this is rather depressing, but it is reality. The upside is that it sorts the wheat from the chaff, and those that keep in touch through thick and thin, the ones who you can call a year from now, and chat as if you had dinner together last night, are the real friends. 2, “Arbeit Macht Frei” (roughly “work sets you free”) was the motto above the gate to Auschwitz. It was the last horrible deception of a series of deceptions that lead millions to their deaths. It is still a deceptive credo, even today. Work can indeed free us from poverty, from boredom and it builds whole societies. But it does not truly make us free. True freedom is born from the choices we make to give back – be it to our families and loved ones, to our society or to those who are less

fortunate. Maybe this is why monks and other ascetics believe themselves to be truly free: they give back more than they have. Working ourselves beyond our physical limits can be comforting but is ultimately futile, because we have worked ourselves to death in search of something that is not attainable by work alone. 3, You have the gift of leadership. You can lead people to do great things and achieve lofty goals. This is an amazing skill. Now, however, you are going confront something far more difficult. You are going from leading people to spend more time leading yourself. This requires that you know yourself, and this requires the rest of your life. All I can say is that it is a voyage beyond the horizon. It can be very scary and sometimes disappointing, but like all great voyages of discovery, it reaps huge riches in knowledge and happiness for

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nuclear analysis? What are the future cost risks to Ohio consumers and businesses if market generation rates are far below the generation costs of Duke Energy’s nuclear plants? How does the construction of an expensive nuclear plant contribute to energy conservation when cheaper alternatives exist? Would costs be recovered from customers even before the plant goes into service? It is also of concern that in its filing, Duke Energy underestimates the economic potential of energy efficiency in its service territory. Letters also can be written to the PUCO to the following address: Public Utilities Commission of Ohio – Docketing Division Re: Case No. 10-503-EL-FOR 180 E. Broad Street, 11th Floor Columbus, Ohio 43215-3793. Janine Migden-Ostrander is the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel. You can reach her at 1-877-PICKOCC (1-877-7425622) or at

Friendly advice: Adjusting to retirement can be hard work Dear Friend, I hope that by the time this reaches you, the dust has settled from your decision to retire. I wanted to share some insights from when I left the corporate world, which I hope will help you in your process of adjusting to your new life. Yes. There is life after your career. I once exited the corporate limelight, in 1998. I was a relatively big fish, in rather a small pond – namely the Brazilian insurance industry. I immediately moved to a different country and promptly lost contact with about 250 people I worked regularly with. Here is what I learned: 1, Many, many people befriend you for what you are, not who you are. I am not sure this is human nature, but it happens with startling regularity and is universal, at least in business. Aristotle defined this friendship as that of “utility.” In some way, you are useful to them, and in some ways (to be


those bold and Bruce Healey skillful enough to Community keep on sailing. Press guest 4. Humility. columnist When I graduated from Colgate a professor said “if you leave here imagining how much you know, we have failed miserably. If you graduate with an inkling about how little you know, then we have succeeded.” I am reminded every day by my children, by my wife, by store clerks and by all sorts of people, big and small, how little I know. It makes the world a wonderful place, and makes sure I keep trying to catch up. So there you have it, the sum total of my knowledge in four short lessons. I had no idea of the voyage I was about to embark upon– thank heaven – but it is one amazing cruise. Good luck! Sincerely, Bruce Bruce Healey is a resident of Blue Ash.



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The Greater Cincinnati Foundation has given Rosemary and Frank Bloom of Blue Ash its Jacob E. Davis Volunteer Leadership Award.

Blue Ash husband, wife honored for volunteerism By Jeanne Houck

A Blue Ash couple with a long history of volunteerism has been honored with the Jacob E. Davis Volunteer Leadership Award. The Greater Cincinnati Foundation presented Frank and Rosemary Bloom with the award at the foundation’s recent annual luncheon. The Blooms have agreed to divide a $10,000 grant that comes with the honor between Tender Mercies, which provides housing and related services to homeless people with emotional and mental disabilities, and the Freestore Foodbank – both of downtown Cincinnati. “In every respect, Frank and Rosemary Bloom exemplify the vision and mission of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation,” foundation President Kathryn Merchant said. “They believe in this community’s past, present and future, and they have spent their time and charitable giving in wise support of this great community for many decades.” Frank Bloom is the retired chief executive officer and owner of CINO Co.Flavor Makers. Bloom was a member of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s governing board from 1992 to 2000, has served on many of the foundations committees and remains a member of the foundation’s health advisory committee. He was a founder and board member of The Valley Temple in Wyoming. He is a board member of


State Sen. Shannon Jones recently visited the Madeira branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County to learn more about the library's early literacy initiatives. During her visit, Jones read a story to Cam Miller as his grandfather, Bruno Maier, looked on.

the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Cincinnati, the Planned Parenthood Foundation, Cancer Family Care of Cincinnati, Glen Manor Home for the Jewish Aged, Jewish Family Service of the Cincinnati area and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Rosemary Bloom transcribes books for visually impaired children attending the Cincinnati Public Schools. Bloom was a founder of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s Women’s Fund. She was a founding board member of Radio Reading Services of Greater Cincinnati, which merged with the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, and has volunteered with the group for more than 30 years. She is a board member of the National Council of Jewish Women, Rockdale Temple in Amberley Village, Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and the Walnut Hills High School Alumni Foundation. The Greater Cincinnati Foundation was established in 1963 to inspire philanthropy in eight counties in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. The foundation makes grants and provides leadership in arts and culture, community and economic development, education, the environment, health and human services. The Jacob E. Davis Volunteer Leadership Award was established in 1987 and is named for the foundation’s first governing board chairman and volunteer director.

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Ellie DeBrunner, age 5, winner of the Madeira Branch Library’s Summer Reading Grand Prize for Preschoolers: an art easel.


Aidan Darnell, age 12, winner of the Madeira Branch Library’s Summer Reading Grand Prize for Teens: an Insignia 720p Camcorder.


Lexi Born, age 7, is the Kid Grand Prize Winner at the Madeira Branch Library. Her name was entered to win the Grand Prize Razor A3 scooter after she completed Level 4 of Lights, Camera, READ!, the Public Library’s 37th Annual Summer Reading Program.

Matinee concerts open Oct. 12. Alessio Bax, pianist, will open the 98th Matinee Musicale Concert Season at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, at Mayerson Jewish Community Center, 8485 Ridge Road, Amberley Village. Winner of a 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Bax is praised for his lyrical playing and insightful interpretations. Since taking first prizes at the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan and the Leeds International Pianoforte Competition, Bax has won audiences across the globe with orchestral, solo, and chamber music performances. His latest recording, “Bach Transcribed”, was released in the fall of 2009

and chosen as “Editor’s Choice” by Gramophone magazine lauding his “stylistic perception Bax and palette of tone-colors ... ” His performances are often broadcast live in Canada, Italy, Spain, Japan, Germany, Hungary and Serbia. He is a member of Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society Two and is in a residency program for outstanding artists for three seasons which began with the 2009-2010 season. Remaining Matinee Musicale concerts include: • Amit Peled, Israeli cel-

list acclaimed by the national and international press, at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, Anderson Center, Anderson Township; • Meng Su & Yameng Wang, Beijing guitar duo, 2 p.m. Sunday, March 13, First Unitarian Church, 536 Linton St., Evanston; • Olga Kern, pianist and first woman in 30 years to win the the Bass Gold Medal in the 2001 Van Cliburn International Competition, 11 a.m., Thursday, April 7, Anderson Center, Anderson Township. Season Tickets for Matinee Musicale’s 98th concert season are $45; single tickets are $15; Students with ID are $3. With each concert series purchased, a free

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A major focus of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is to help prepare children for kindergarten so that they are ready to read and succeed in school. In support of that effort, an average of more than 350 free story times are offered every month for babies, toddlers and preschoolers at the main library and 40 branch libraries in Hamilton County. Money from the Hosbrook Fund also has made all-in-one computer Early Literacy Stations available at 16 public library locations.



“bonus” ticket will be made available for a guest to use for any concert. Also, any ticket from a season subscription may be used for any of the season’s recitals. This is a plus when one misses a program or wants to bring a friend to a concert. Each program lasts about 70 minutes with no intermission. A reception follows each concert. These concerts present excellent opportunities for the home schooled, as the music can be reviewed and studied at home before each program. Tickets may be purchased online at www.matinee-musicale-cincinnati. org. For details call 4699819 or 871-4327.

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Madeira Farmers’ Market, 3:30-7:30 p.m., City of Madeira, Intersection of Dawson and Miami. Wide variety of locally and sustainably grown foods, made-from-scratch goodies and various artisanal products. Presented by Madeira Farmers Market. 623-8058; Madeira. Farmers Market, 3:30-7 p.m., Kenwood Towne Centre, 7875 Montgomery Road, Valet Parking Lot along Montgomery Road. Fresh tomatoes, corn, apples, mums, pumpkins and more. Free. 7459100; Kenwood.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road, Pick 10 bouquets of up to 24 stems, including flowers and herbs. $35 donation. Registration required. Presented by Granny’s Garden School. 324-2873; Loveland.


Bone Voyage, 7-10 p.m., Cactus Pear Southwest Bistro, 9500 Kenwood Road, 7914424; Blue Ash. The Hitmen, 6:30-10:30 p.m., Tony’s, 12110 Montgomery Road, Featuring John Zappa, Jim Connerley and Aaron Jacobs. 6771993; Symmes Township. Sinatra Night, 6:30-10:30 p.m., Flipdaddy’s Burgers & Beers, 7453 Wooster Pike, With Matt Snow, the Cincinnati Sinatra. Family friendly. Free. 272-2337. Columbia Township.


Ty Barnett, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, Comedian. Ages 18 and up. $10, $5 college and military night. Special engagement. No coupons or passes accepted. 9849288; Montgomery.


The World of Sholom Aleichem, 8 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, By Arnold Perl. Directed by Gittee Bortz. $15, $12 students and with groups of 10 or more in advance. Presented by Stagecrafters. Through Oct. 16. 793-6237. Amberley Village. For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf … , 7:30 p.m., Madisonville Arts Center, 5021 Whetsel Ave., Choreopoem by Ntozake Shange. Poems deal with love, abandonment, rape and abortion, embodied by each woman’s story. A tragic ending brings all of the women together. $20. Presented by Cincinnati Black Theatre Company. Through Oct. 9. 541-241-6060; Madisonville.


Teen Fall Basketball League, 7-8:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, For boys grades 9-12. Practices: Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 7-March 3. Games: Sunday, Nov. 7-March 6. $95, $75 members. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village. F R I D A Y, O C T . 8

FOOD & DRINK Wine Bar Tasting, 4-7 p.m., The Wine Store, 9905 Montgomery Road, Friday tastings with John, the wine-bar-keep. Fifty cents per taste. 984-9463; Montgomery. Tasting Table, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., microWINES, Flight A $2 per pour; Flight B $4 per pour. 794-9463; Kenwood. Formal Tasting, 7-11 p.m., A Bottle or Two, 11920 Montgomery Road, A $10 food deposit is required with reservation. Ages 21 and up. $30. Reservations required. 5838163; Symmes Township. HOME & GARDEN

Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 324-2873; Loveland.


Acoustik Buca, 7:30 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, 2479933; Montgomery.


Blues Merchants, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Shady O’Grady’s Pub, 9443 Loveland-Madeira Road, 791-2753. Symmes Township.


The Hitmen, 8 p.m.-midnight, Tony’s, 6771993; Symmes Township.


Ty Barnett, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, Ages 18 and up. $15. 984-9288; Montgomery.


For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf … , 7:30 p.m., Madisonville Arts Center, $20. 541-241-6060; Madisonville. S A T U R D A Y, O C T . 9


The Scratching Post Silent Auction, 1-4 p.m., Meier’s Wine Cellars, 6955 Plainfield Road, Benefits the Scratching Post no-kill cat shelter. Free. Presented by The Scratching Post. 984-6369. Silverton.


Codependents Anonymous, 7 p.m., Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous, Inc. 503-4262. Montgomery. Marriage Enrichment: The Third Option, 79 p.m., Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Road, Learn skills to build better marriage. Free. Free baby-sitting. Presented by The Third Option. 398-9720; Montgomery.


Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1-4:30 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, Bonaventure House with exhibits, gift shop and library, 1797 Rich Log Cabin and 1879 Bishop-Coleman Gazebo. Featuring works by internationally known photographer Nancy Ford Cones (1869-1962), who was a resident of Loveland and used local people and scenes in many of her pictorial photographs. $3 donation. 683-5692; Loveland.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 3242873; Loveland.

LECTURES Dyslexia/Reading Disorders and Oral Language: Are They Related?, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, With Glenda Thorne, Ph.D. Appropriate researchbased interventions suggested. Written and oral language problems addressed. Ages 21 and up. $95; $60 OVB/IDA Member; $40 full time student. Presented by Ohio Valley Branch of the International Dyslexia Association. 271-1832;; Amberley Village. MUSIC - CLASSICAL

Music at Ascension, 7 p.m., Ascension Lutheran Church, 7333 Pfeiffer Road, With Stacey Erin Sands, vibrant soprano. Meetthe-artist reception follows concert. Free, donations accepted. 237-3636. Montgomery.


Ty Barnett, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, Ages 21 and up. $15. 984-9288; Montgomery.


The World of Sholom Aleichem, 8 p.m., Mayerson JCC, $15, $12 students and with groups of 10 or more in advance. 7936237. Amberley Village. For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf … , 2 p.m. 7:30 p.m., Madisonville Arts Center, $20. 541-241-6060; Madisonville.



Kids’ Soccer, 4:15-5 p.m. (Ages 3-5) or 56:15 p.m. (Ages 6-8), TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Weekly through Nov. 25. Learn basic soccer skills. Family friendly. $80. Registration required. 985-6747. Montgomery.

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Montgomery Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m.12:30 p.m., Downtown Heritage District Public Parking Lot, Shelly Lane and Straight Street, Locally grown and organic produce, meats, pastries, granola and more. Weekly demonstrations include cooking, composting and nutrition. 535-1514. Montgomery.


Wine Bar Tasting, 2-6 p.m., The Wine Store, Fifty cents per taste. 984-9463; Montgomery. Tasting Table, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., microWINES, Flight A $2 per pour; Flight B $4 per pour. 794-9463; Kenwood.

Road Rally Fundraiser, 9 a.m., Loveland VFW Post 5749, 227 E. Loveland Ave., Begins at Loveland VFW Post and ends at Nisbet Park. Course includes historical sites and scenic back roads. Post-race party with refreshments. Family friendly. Benefits Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum. $125, $100 advance. Presented by Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum. 683-5692; Loveland.


What Women Need to Know About Divorce, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Merrill Lynch, 5151 Pfeiffer Road, Suite 100, Conference room. Learn how to protect yourself and your children, take control of your financial life and strategies to deal with your spouse and/or children’s emotions. Features panel of speakers, attorneys, financial advisor and therapists. Free. Reservations appreciated, not required. Presented by Second Saturday. 792-1186. Blue Ash.


The St. Gertrude Craft Show will take place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at St. Gertrude Church, 6551 Miami Ave., Madeira, and will feature nearly 100 crafters. Baked goods and food will also be available to buy. No admission fee is charged. Presented by Ladies of Charity Cincinnati Chapter. Call 985-9144. Bargain hunters browse the booths at last year’s Annual St. Gertrude Craft Show. S U N D A Y, O C T . 1 0


A Decade of Difference: Honoring History, Celebrating the Future, 5:30 p.m., Adath Israel Congregation, 3201 E. Galbraith Road, Reception at 5:30 p.m. Dinner and program at 6:30 p.m. Benefits the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, celebrating 10-year anniversary. $200 patron, $125 dinner only. Presented by The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education. 487-3055; Amberley Village.


Ty Barnett, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, Ages 18 and up. $10, $4 bar and restaurant employee appreciation night. 984-9288; Montgomery.


Tackle Trade Days, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Family Fishing Center. Sell or trade new and used fishing equipment. Free, vehicle permit required. Registration required for dealers or individuals selling items. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663. Symmes Township. M O N D A Y, O C T . 1 1


Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472 Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road, Public speaking and leadership skills meeting. Free. 351-5005. Kenwood.


Hungry Halloween Adult Cooking Class, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares Symmes Township, 11344 Montgomery Road, Hosted by Beth Klosterboer, author of “Hungry Halloween,” new cookbook/party planning guide. Ages 18 and up. $45. Reservations required. 489-6400; Symmes Township.

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Israeli Folk Dancing, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, $5 per session. 444-8514; Amberley Village.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 324-2873; Loveland.

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ART EXHIBITS Art and the Animal, 6-8 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, Wildlife art by members of the Society of Animal Artists. Part of Wine Down Wednesdays. Benefits transportation and programming for the center. 371-5476; Indian Hill.


Karaoke Night, 9 p.m.-midnight, Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road, Lobby Lounge. 793-4500; Blue Ash.


Live at the Uni, 7 p.m., Universalist ChurchMontgomery, Montgomery and Remington roads, Music by a cappella vocal groups from Sycamore High School choral program. Reception with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drink specials at Stone Creek Dining Company follows. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Montgomery Arts Commission. 891-2424; Montgomery. Matinee Musicale Concert Series, 11 a.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Alessio Bax, pianist. Meet-and-greet with musicians and refreshments follows. $45 full season; $15, $3 students. 469-9819; Amberley Village.

MUSIC - POP Paul Otten, 8 p.m.-midnight, Hahana Beach, 7605 Wooster Pike, 2721990. Columbia Township.

“Shore Patrol,” by Lyn St. Clair, in “Art and the Animal.”


Country Music and Line Dancing, 7-11 p.m., Bar Seventy-One, 8850 Governors Hill Drive, Line dance lessons 7-8 p.m. $5. Country music by DJ Ed with open dancing until 11 p.m. Live country bands on select Wednesdays. Ages 18 and up. Through Oct. 27. 600-8476; Symmes Township.


Pro-Am Night, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, Aspiring comics, amateurs and professionals take the stage. Ages 18 and up. $5. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 324-2873; Loveland. T U E S D A Y, O C T . 1 2

BUSINESS CLASSES Commanding Wealth, 6-8:30 p.m., Blue Ash Spiritual Center, 10921 Reed Hartman Hwy., Suite 304 G, Empower your life with “The One Command,” based on principles and technique in Asara Lovejoy’s book of the same name. With certified Commanding Wealth Circle Facilitator Rev. David Mahen. Ages 21 and up. $20. Presented by Quantum Energy Health LLC. 276-2615. Blue Ash. COMMUNITY DANCE PROVIDED

“Disney on Ice Presents Princess Classics” skates into U.S. Bank Arena from Wednesday, Oct. 6, through Sunday, Oct. 10. Go to the worlds of Disney princesses Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan and Snow White. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $14-$56. Call 800-745-3000 or visit

Ballroom Dance Night, 7-11 p.m., Bar Seventy-One, 8850 Governors Hill Drive, Beginner lessons 7-8 p.m., $5. Open dancing to mix of ballroom, Latin, swing, country, disco and more. Family friendly. 600-8476. Symmes Township.


The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden’s HallZOOween is noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 9-10, Oct. 16-17, and Oct. 23-24. Children 12 and under can fill up goodie bags trick-or-treating throughout the zoo and see the zoo’s animal version of trick-or-treating, “Pumpkin Pandemonium.” Phil Dalton’s Theater of Illusion show is at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. each day, along with pumpkin carving demonstrations, a pumpkin patch, Halloween animal meet and greets, train rides and the Scare-ousel. New this year is “The Wizard of OZ 4-D Experience” playing at the zoo’s Special FX 4-D Theater for an additional charge. HallZOOween is free with zoo admission, which is $14 adults, $9 ages 2-12 and free for children under 2 years old. For information, visit


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Courage is doing the good we’re afraid to do Courage doesn’t always involve brawn and muscles. It does involve a strength of character and integrity. It causes us to reach for rightness even in the face of fear, disapproval or overwhelming odds. The word courage arose from the Latin word cor, meaning heart. To have courage, “you gotta have heart,” as an old song lyricized. Courage is the virtue crucified in the middle between two thieves – cowardice and rashness. Cowardice is running away from all dangers and hard times; rashness is facing danger in a careless way that masks self-centered motives. In the past, courage was chiefly associated with men. It was seen in the risks they took during battle to defeat an enemy, help a fellow soldier, or defend innocent people. Now, with a better understanding of courage, we don’t hesitate to attribute it in various bold and subtle ways to women as well. To be courageous involves three general characteristics: (a) a willful and intentionally chosen act despite the presence of fear;

(b) it involves substantial danger, difficult, or risk to the person choosing Father Lou it; (c) it is Guntzelman primarily Perspectives motivated to bring about a noble good or morally worthy purpose. How many kinds of courage are there? Three types are acknowledged. Physical courage. It is overcoming the fear of physical harm or possible death for the sake of a noble goal such as defense of country or our family, or to save someone from danger or criminal threats. For example, we hear in the news of a man or woman risking their life to pull someone from a burning car. Recently a captain posthumously received the Medal of Honor for risking his life while placing his wounded men in a helicopter. Moral courage. This is overcoming the fear of social ostracism or rejection in order to maintain ethical integrity.

For example, the history of civil rights recalls the day Rosa Parks, a southern black woman, took a seat in the front of a bus when a prejudiced society said “her place” was in the back. This type of moral courage can occur in many different situations. It happens whenever an individual stands up to someone with power over him or her, and does so for the greater good. The result is the risk of social disapproval from others. Psychological, or vital, courage. Within the past 150 years a third kind of courage has been recognized by psychologists. It means overcoming the fear of losing one’s psyche (the feeling that one is disintegrating within – colloquially, losing it.) It can occur as we struggle against the fear of disintegration or death while trying to achieve greater wholeness and mental health. It is the kind of courage demonstrated by an addict overcoming his or her addiction; or a person abused as a child working to overcome deep psychological fears to become a loving and productive adult. Why focus on courage

today? In “The Psychology of Courage,” edited by Pury & Lopez, it’s stated: “It is increasingly difficult to face an unpredictable future without being able to call on courage if needed.” Over the years I have been honored to meet many people of courage. They weren’t publicly known because for us ordinary people our most noteworthy victories occur within, out of view of camera, newsprint and applause. At times we may be the only one who knows that they exist. To all these wonderful and victorious people I apply the following anonymous quotation: “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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There’s a chicken in every pot pie recipe

I know whenever a request comes in for anything about Shillito’s recipes served in their former restaurants, it spawns a huge flood of “can you find this recipe, or that?” So I wasn’t surprised when Irene Johnson’s original request for Shilllito’s chicken pot pie opened the floodgates.

Shillito’s individual chicken pot pie

I was so happy to get this recipe from Amelia reader Mary Frank. “I’m glad I could help,” she said. Me, too! This recipe comes from one printed in the Enquirer a while back by Jeff Pipes, former Lazarus Interior Design Studio manager.


⁄8 cup frozen peas 3 ⁄4 cup frozen sliced carrots 6 cooked Rita p e a r l Heikenfeld onions 1 cup Rita’s kitchen (3 ⁄2 oz.) diced cooked chicken – 1⁄2inch to 3⁄4-inch chunks 3 ⁄4 cup sauce 1 to 2 oz. pastry, to cover pie

Cook frozen peas and carrots and drain. Put chicken into small casserole and add veggies. Pour sauce over and bake at 350 degrees until bubbly. Serve with pastry top over casserole dish. (I’m

assuming you bake the pastry separate). Makes one pie.

sandwich as being a bit spicy, go ahead and add some chili powder.

Pot pie sauce:

21⁄2 pounds ground beef 1 ⁄2 cup chopped onion 1 ⁄4 cup chopped bell pepper Salt and pepper 1 tablespoon dry mustard 1 tablespoon cider vinegar or more to taste 13⁄4 cup ketchup 2 tablespoons sugar or more to taste

3 tablespoons margarine 11⁄2 tablespoons flour 1 cup chicken stock/broth Dash pepper Melt margarine, add flour and mix well. Add stock, cook and stir until creamy. Add pepper.

Shillito’s Café sandwich (Seven Hills sloppy Joes)

I have researched this recipe for years and found that the original spice mixture used in the sandwich was a commercial one and, alas, can’t be found anymore. If you remember the

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Brown meat and add everything else. Simmer about 30 minutes or more. Serve with a dollop of Cheese Whiz on top.

Fifteen-minute peanut butter fudge

For the lady in Milford who wanted a peanut butter fudge “without marshmallow cream.” She told me her mom had a recipe for just such a fudge, but she can’t find it. This is from “Cook’s Illustrated,” my food “bible.” Now, my own recipe like this is almost identical, except it doesn’t have baking soda and I just melt everything in a pan and pour it into a sprayed 8-by8 square pan. (It’s an easy and good

one – my grandson, Will, made the chocolate version of the fudge and won a blue ribbon at the fair). I’m thinking, though, that the baking soda is smart addition, as that is what probably makes the texture of this fudge so good. Makes about 21⁄2 pounds. This fudge will change texture and become drier the longer it is stored. Store the fudge, tightly wrapped in plastic, in a cool place for up to two weeks or in the freezer for three months. If frozen, allow ample time to let it reach room temperature before cutting. 18 oz. peanut butter chips 1 ⁄2 teaspoon baking soda 1 ⁄8 teaspoon salt 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 1 tablespoon vanilla extract Cut 12-inch length extrawide heavy-duty aluminum foil; fold edges back to form 71⁄2-inch width. With folded sides facing down, fit foil securely into bottom and up sides of 8inch-square baking pan, allowing excess to overhang pan sides. Spray foil with nonstick cooking spray. Toss peanut butter chips,

baking soda, and salt in medium heatproof bowl until baking soda is evenly distributed. Stir in sweetened condensed milk and vanilla. Set bowl over 4-quart saucepan containing 2 cups simmering water. Stir with rubber spatula until chips are almost fully melted and few small pieces remain, two to four minutes. Remove bowl from heat and continue to stir until chips are fully melted and mixture is smooth, about two minutes. Transfer fudge to prepared pan and spread in even layer with spatula. Refrigerate until set, about two hours. Remove fudge from pan using foil and cut into squares. Double batch: Line 13 by 9-inch pan with two sheets of foil placed perpendicular to each other and double amounts of all ingredients. In Step 2, use large heatproof bowl and Dutch oven containing 4 cups simmering water.

Coming soon Potato fudge

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JCC hosts Pearl concert OU group hosts fall The entire community is invited to attend the Daniel Pearl World Music Days “Harmony for Humanity” concert at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, at the Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, next to Ronal Reagan Highway. This special event at the JCC is free, and will feature diverse musical performances by Adath Israel Congregation Band, Cosmeau World Music Trio, Foundation Band, Northern Hills Synagogue Choir, Rockdale Temple Rock Shabbat Band, Southern Gateway Chorus and Wise Temple “Shir Chadash” Band. Daniel Pearl World Music Days were created in 2002 in remembrance of Wall Street Journal reporter, Daniel Pearl, an American who was kidnapped and murdered by extremists in Karachi, Pakistan. Pearl’s family and friends came together to work toward a more humane world, forming the Daniel Pearl Foundation. Pearl was also known as a talented musician who joined musical

groups in every community he visited. His passion for music and lifelong mission of uniting people from different cultures is what led the Foundation to create “Harmony for Humanity,” an awareness-raising initiative. The concert at the JCC is the only Daniel Pearl World Music Days event available in Cincinnati Oct. 10. At this event, the Mayerson JCC uses the power of music to promote cross-cultural understanding and remind people of all cultures and religions that everyone shares a common humanity. This international network of concerts is held every October, the month of Pearl’s birthday. Over the past eight years, Daniel Pearl World Music Days have included more than 4,900 performances in 102 countries. Betsy Singer-Lefton will

perform with Wise Temple’s “Shir Chadash” band at the JCC on Sunday, Oct. 10. “The musical groups performing at the JCC for this international event are very diverse, and I think having so many different types of music all in one place is a great way to bring people together.” Dick Lentz, a Southern Gateway Chorus member since 2001, said, “We are honored to be performing at the JCC’s Daniel Pearl concert. Pearl recognized music’s ability to bridge the differences between people, and the men of our chorus have been blending their efforts toward the same goal for more than 50 years!” This free community event is open to the public, and was made possible by a generous grant from the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati. For more information about this or other free events at the Mayerson JCC, contact Courtney Cummings at 722-7226 or or visit

Haitian slavery expert speaks as part of RWC program More than 300,000 Haitian children are living as slaves, trapped in the “restavek” system. Only though understanding can we help break the cycle. This French term meaning “stay with” betrays the real circumstances for many young children sent to live with a family who has promised to educate and house them, but in reality are living a life of extreme servitude, with neglect, physical and sexual abuse, and isolation the norm. On Wednesday, Oct. 6, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Raymond Walters College will host Madeira resident Jean-Robert Cadet, who will share from his childhood experience as a restavek and what compelled him to found the Jean-Robert Cade Foundation: Restavek No More. The event will be in the college’s theater, room 119

Muntz Hall on the RWC campus, 9555 Plainfield Road, Blue Ash. It is open to all area residents and there is no charge to attend; light refreshments will be provided and Cadet will be available to sign books prior to and immediately following his talk. Cadet’s 1998 autobiography “Restavek: From Haitian Slave Child to Middle Class American,” helped bring to light the atrocities so many children still experience. Cadet is partnering with Raymond Walters College and other local organizations to create a curriculum for Haitian schools designed to address cultural

The Ohio U. National T.T.T. Society’s fall luncheon is noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 7701 Kenwood Road. Cost is $15 to benefit T.T.T. girl’s scholarship fund. The luncheon features a speaker, Shelley Sheperd Gray, a local Amish author,

who will also be signing her new book, “Autumn’s Promise.” There will be a large raffle with items donated by local businesses. Some of them are B.B.Riverboats, Marriott Hotel NE, Ferrari’s, The Cheesecake Factory, Trio’s, Hug Jewelers, Coldwater Creek nd Benken’s. This is a benefit for our girl’s scholar-

ship fund. T.T.T. is a Sheperd Gray national organization of women who donate their time, talent and treasures to send girls to camp – and more. The three Ts stand for time, talent and treasure. Reservations required. Deadline is Oct. 6. For tickets contact Donna at 513984-0209.



mores and values that permit the restavek practice to continue. The presentation is part of a new initiative by the college titled “Community Conversations” that are designed to encourage dialogue and understanding. Provocative speakers cover a broad variety of topics, stressing community engagement and civic action; all of them are expected to interest, challenge or entertain the audience. For details or with questions, please contact the College Relations department, UC Raymond Walters College, at 745-5685.


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AMERICAN BAPTIST Dianne Steelman, Pastor 4808 Eastern Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45208 513-871-2954 Blending Contemporary & Traditional Sunday Worship - 11 :00 a.m. Wednesday Gathering - 6:00 p.m. “Meeting the Needs of a Changing Community by Sharing the Unchanging Love of God”


Sunday Services

Sunday School -All Ages ........9:00am Worship Gathering ...........10:00am Wednesday Night....6:15pm dinner & 7:00pm...Children/Youth/Adult Classes Nursery Provided Handicapped Accessible


Hyde Park Baptist Church Michigan & Erie Ave

513-321-5856 Bill Rillo, Pastor Sunday Worship Services: 11:00am & 6:00pm Sunday School: 9:45am Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00pm


ST. GERTRUDE PARISH Church (513) 561-5954 • (513) 561-5020 School Miami Ave & Shawnee Run Rd. Mass Schedule Daily: 7:00, 8:00 & 11:30AM Saturday: 4:30PM Sunday: 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00AM 12:30 & 6:00PM



First Church of Christ, Scientist 3035 Erie Ave 871-0245 Sunday Service and Sunday School 10:30am Wednesday Testimonial Meeting 7:30pm Reading Room 3035 Erie Ave


Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:00 am Wed Night Bible Study 7:00 pm Pastor Ed Wilson 8105 Beech Avenue - Deer Park (Just off Galbraith across from Amity School) 513-793-7422

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Church of God

8290 Batavia-Pike - Route 32 Pastor: Lonnie & Erica Richardson Wednesday Evening Services - 7:00pm Sunday Morning Worship - 10:45 am

ECKANKAR Experience the Light and Sound of God You are invited to the ECK Worship Service Second Sunday of Each Month 11:00 am - Noon Anderson Center Station 7832 Five Mile Road Cincinnati, OH 45230 1-800-LOVE GOD Local (513) 674-7001

SPRINGDALE 11365 Springfield Pike 513-771-2594

Connections Christian Church

ECKANKAR Experience the Light and Sound of God You are invited to the ECK Worship Service Second Sunday of Each Month 11:00 am - Noon Anderson Center Station 7832 Five Mile Road Cincinnati, OH 45230 1-800-LOVE GOD Local (513) 674-7001

The church has contemporary worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 7421 E. Galbraith Road, Madeira; 791-8348.



8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 "A Grateful Heart! If God Owns it All, What Am I Doing With It?!" Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

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

Hartzell United Methodist Church The church is having a Holiday Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 19 with a luncheon. The bazaar continues 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 20., with a luncheon during those hours. The youth will be serving soup and sandwiches a la carte. Sunday Worship Services are 9 and 10:30 a.m. with Adult Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Children’s School is during the 10:45 a.m. hour. All guests and visitors are welcome. Youth Groups, Bible Studies weekly; child care and transportation provided. The church is at 8999 Applewood

Drive, Blue Ash; 891-8527.

Kenwood Fellowship Church

The church has a new contemporary worship service from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays. The services will feature contemporary worship music in a relaxed atmosphere with biblical teaching that will resonate with the fast-paced lifestyles that many of us find ourselves in today. The church is at 7205 Kenwood Road; 891-9768.

St. Paul Community United Methodist Church

St. Paul Community United Methodist Church is continuing its series, “Five Practices of Fruitful Living,” with the Oct. 10 sermon, “Fruitful Living and Honoring God’s Love,” based on scripture reading John 1:43-36. St. Paul Community United Methodist Church is having its annual Fall For St. Paul Festival from 4-8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9. St. Paul will invite its neighbors to enjoy an evening of fun activities for the family. There will be a festival with carnival games, inflatables, face painting, snow cones and balloons, as well as a DJ to provide great music, all of which will be free. In addition to the festival, there will be a BBQ chicken dinner (meals include half a chicken, baked potato, cole slaw or applesauce, roll, drink and homemade dessert) conducted by St. Paul Men’s group. Prices are

About religion

Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. E-mail announcements to m, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. Mail to: Suburban Life, Attention: Andrea Reeves, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, OH 45140. $9 for adults and $5 for children 10 and younger. St. Paul’s “Pumpkin Patch” will also be open and ready for business during the festival offering free pumpkin painting for the kids, and Ms. Sally’s Country Store will be there offering homemade treats. St. Paul Church services are 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. for traditional worship and 9:30 a.m. for contemporary worship with Praise Band. Sunday School and child care is provided for all services. The church is at 8221 Miami Road, Madeira; 891-8181;

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN




8999 Applewood Dr Blue Ash 891 8527


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Sunday School & Worship 9 AM & 10:30 AM Sunday 7:45am Holy Eucharist* 9:00am Holy Eucharist Rite III 11:15am Choral Eucharist Rite II *Childcare Provided


The church is hosting Scrapbooking and More Crafts from 5:30-8:30 p.m. every third Monday. Free child care is provided. Those interested in attending must register by 5 p.m. Friday before the Monday event. All paper projects are welcomed including, but not limited to, scrapbooking, stamping, cardmaking and photo-frame keepsakes. Crafters should bring their own photos, albums and specialty items. Most other tools and supplies will be provided. There is no charge for use of supplies. Upcoming dates include Oct. 18, Nov. 15., Dec. 13, Jan. 24, Feb. 14, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 13, July 18 and Aug. 15. The church is located at 7701 Kenwood Road; 891-1700.

Child Care provided 10:30AM Rev. Robert Roberts, Pastor


3850 E. Galbraith, Deer Park Next to Dillonvale Shopping Ctr 791-7631 Worship Service - 10:00AM Sunday School - 10:15AM Pastor Randy Wade Murphy

6365 Corbly Road • Cincinnati, OH 45230 513-231-3946 • 9:15 AM Contemporary Worship 10:45 AM Traditional Worship Children & Adult Sunday School All Are Welcome Nursery Care Available Handicapped Accessible

Building Homes Relationships & Families Sundays 9:15am & 10:45am

INTERDENOMINATIONAL Sunday Service 10:30am Cincinnati Country Day School 272-5800 INDIAN HILL Episcopal Presbyterian Church 6000 Drake Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 Phone 513-561-6805 Fax 513-561-0894 Sunday Worship 8am & 10:30am

LUTHERAN ASCENSION LUTHERAN CHURCH 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery (East of I-71 on Pfeiffer Rd) Worship Schedule 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Worship and Holy Communion Babysitter Provided 9:45 Christian Education Hour for all ages

Pastor Josh Miller Visit our website at:

Good Shepherd (ELCA)

7701 Kenwood Rd.


(across from Kenwood Towne Centre)

Saturday night at 5:00 and Sunday morning at 8:00, 9:00, 9:30 & 11am Sunday School at 9:30am


FELLOWSHIP CHURCH (Preaching the Gospel of Hope) 6830 School Street (Newtown)


Dr. R. Edgar Bonniwell, Sr. Minister Sun. Worship 10am Wed. Worship & Bible Study Service 7pm Sunday School - All Ages 9-10:00am New National Seminary Emerging


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NorthStar Vineyard

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UNITED METHODIST 7515 Forest Beechmont Ave 231-4172

Traditional Service 8:30 & 11:00am Contemporary Service 9:30 & 11:00am (Nursery care from 9:15am-12:15pm.) Sunday School for Children & Adults at 9:30am & 11:00am.

Sunday 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. Loveland High School, off of Rich Rd. 683-1556

PRESBYTERIAN MADEIRA-SILVERWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8000 Miami Ave. 791-4470 Contemporary Worship 9:30 am Fellowship 10:30 am Traditional Worship 11:00 am Christian Education for Children and adults at 9:30 & 11 am

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The church hosts Sunday School at 10 a.m. and worship is at 11 a.m. Sundays. Bible Study is at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The church is at 8105 Beech Ave., Deer Park; 793-7422.



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Stepping Stones adults capture ribbons at fair Community Press Staff Report Participants in the Stepping Stones Center Adult Services program for adults with disabilities brought home ribbons from the recent Clermont County Fair for their cooking and flower arranging skills. Kim Cunningham of Milford won second place for her strawberry jam; Desziray Woessner of Owensville won second place for her chocolate chip muffins, and Becky Walriven of Kenwood won third place for her flower arrangement using a circus theme and a pot she decorated with a clown face. The Adult Services program includes daily living skills such as cooking, grocery shopping and nutrition as well as social, recreation and fitness activities, community volunteering and music therapy. Rosemary Ballard of English Rose Designs taught a flower arranging class that inspired Walriven to try her skills at the fair. Others who prepared entries that didn’t capture ribbons include: Sis Geier of


Those in the Stepping Stones Center Adult Services program for adults with disabilities participated in the Clermont County Fair for their cooking and flower arranging skills. They are, from left: front row, Candy Ison of Loveland, Kim Cunningham (second place winner) of Milford, Desziray Woessner (second place winner) of Owensville and Deb Smith of Milford; back row, Sis Geier of Oakley, Becky Walriven of Kenwood (third place winner) and Kevin Dawson of Mount Healthy. Oakley, who made pickles; Candy Ison of Loveland, who baked bread; Kevin Dawson of Mount Healthy, who made salsa, and Deb

Smith of Milford, who made fudge. The Stepping Stones Center adult services program is open to adults with

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Wine tasting for a cause The fourth annual Celebrating Research Innovations for an Epilepsy Cure wine tasting is 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 17, at Mercedes-Benz of Cincinnati Showroom, 8727 Montgomery Road. Event proceeds support the Epilepsy Center at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute, a national leader in epilepsy research, patient care, and the training of tomorrow’s epilepsy specialists. In 2009 the UC Epilepsy Center led more than 17 major research projects with more than $2.5 million in sponsored research support.

Cost is $60 per person; $25 for young professionals ages 32 and under. Pre-register at www. Guests will be treated to a selection of food by the bite from Ember’s restaurant, exceptional wine, and an exclusive “Sommelier’s Tasting Room,” where guests may sample a variety of rare and tantalizing wines and visit with master winemakers. Dozens of wines from the Wine Spectator’s Top 100 list will be available to taste or purchase, making this one of the premier wine events in the Midwest.

all levels of disabilities. Programs are at Stepping Stones Given in Indian Hill and at Stepping Stones Allyn at Camp Allyn in Batavia.

Ohav Shalom to honor dedicated volunteers Congregation Ohav Shalom in Sycamore Township is sponsoring the 5-Star Recognition event Sunday, Oct. 17, to honor five of its most dedicated volunteers. These are individuals who have made major contributions of their time and energy and have personified the volunteer spirit for which the synagogue is well known. In alphabetical order, the volunteers are Jean Borden (Amberley Village), Barry Joffe (Montgomery), Jack Robinson (Kenwood), Mel Shapiro (Deerfield Township) and Marcia Weller (Mason).

Over the years, Joffe, Robinson, and Shapiro have all served as president of Ohav Shalom, in addition to the many other responsibilities they have assumed. Borden has worked tirelessly for 20 years as cochair of Catering, a key function of the Sisterhood that has generated significant dollars for the synagogue. Weller has served on the Board of Directors as well many Ohav Shalom committees, including the Building Committee, which orchestrated the move to the synagogue's current location on

Cornell Road. Throughout the evening, each honoree will be recognized individually and will speak briefly about his or her dedication and strong volunteer ethic at Ohav Shalom. The festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail hour, which will be accompanied by a trio consisting of a harp, violin and percussion. Then the evening will continue with a full-course sitdown dinner and elegant desserts prepared by Amy Healey-Callahan and Lauren LaBonte, two highly talented and creative chefs.

Chairperson Steve Segerman said, “It is a privilege to honor these outstanding volunteers. They have set the bar very high for what it means to be a volunteer, and we are honoring them as a show of our gratitude for their years of dedication.” The Five-Star Recognition Event is open to the public. Please contact Stephany Schechtman at 677-0446 for ticket prices and reservations. CE-0000423665


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Barry Joffe (Montogmery), Marcia Weller (Mason) and Jack Robinson (Kenwood) will be honored by Congregation Ohav Shalom at its 5-Star Recogonition event Sunday, Oct. 17. Not pictured, Jean Borden (Amberley Village) and Mel Shapiro (Deerfield Township). Since 1864


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COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Juvenile male, 11, theft at 3240 Highland Ave., Sept. 12. Juvenile male, domestic violence at 3570 Ken Oak Drive, Sept. 7. Matthew Witeker, no age given, 9739 Cedar Knoll Drive, operating vehicle intoxicated at I 71, Sept. 6. Kurt Mundy, 46, 1412 Yarmouth, theft, resisting arrest at 5416 Ridge Road, Sept. 3. Jacqueline Evans, 44, 1865 Baltimore, obstructing official business at 5413 Madison Road, Sept. 9.

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Incidents/investigations Passing bad checks Theft


Reported at 5141 Kennedy Ave., Sept. 2. $2,762.33 removed at 5410 Ridge Ave., Sept. 17.



Joel Morales, 19, 2165 Cutler Ave.,


James A. Cox, 45, 8121 Camargo Road, operating vehicle under influence, Sept. 4. Cody W. Allen, 22, 10147 Lincoln Road, open container, Sept. 10. Robert L. Kinney III, 32, 219 Ehrman, drug abuse, paraphernalia, Sept. 14.

Incidents/investigations Theft

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Unlisted items taken from vehicle; $364.82 at 7301 Mardel Drive, Sept. 10. Female stated ID used with no authorization at 6605 Madeira Hills Drive, Sept. 17.



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POLICE REPORTS no operators license at Plainfield Road, Sept. 22. Jonathan Bake, 21, 2465 Washington Ave., disorderly conduct at 4101 E. Galbraith Road, Sept. 24.

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Sharie Black, 19, 3012 Hackberry, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Sept. 7. Vonshay Pullins, 20, 2657 Gilbert Ave., theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Sept. 7. Dominque Adkins, 21, 5026 Winneste Ave., theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Sept. 7. Zena Sickiwi, 27, 4720 Wayne Madison Road, theft at 7875 US 22,

Sept. 9. Bradley Stenger, no age given, 9589 Delray Drive, operating vehicle intoxicated at Plainfield Road, Sept. 15. Crystal Huy, 34, 8033 Main St., possession of cocaine, obstructing official business at Reading Road, Sept. 16. Joseph Russomanno, 32, 3652 Marburg Square, drug possession at Kenwood Road and 71, Sept. 21. Leonard Hinton, 41, 4108 Vindale Ave., possession of marijuana at 75, Sept. 3. Juvenile male, 13, domestic violence at 7961 Camner Ave., Sept. 4. Juvenile male, 15, domestic violence at 7961 Camner Ave., Sept. 4. Felipe Camps, 40, 7541 School Road, disorderly conduct at 7541 School Road, Sept. 6. Amber Liebisch, 24, 1952 Cordova, theft, possession of abuse instruments at 7875 Montgomery Road, Sept. 3. Brittany Scwartz, 19, 7308 Willey Road, complicity to theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Sept. 11. Karen Wilborn, 19, 9981 Trapp Lane, theft at 7913 Montgomery Road, Sept. 2. Juvenile female, 16, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Sept. 4. Gary Smallwood, 35, 213 E. 11th St., assault at 4231 Myrtle Ave., Sept. 5.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Reported at 7501 School Road, Aug. 23.

Criminal damaging

Rock thrown at vehicle at 7462 Tilhi,

Sept. 11. Window damaged at 5801 Cheviot Road, Sept. 9. Vehicle scratched at 7900 E. Kemper Road, July 30. Vehicle damaged at 7875 Montgomery Road, Sept. 13. Air let out of tires at 7775 Spirea Drive, Sept. 12.

About police reports

Police reports are gathered from reports on file with local police departments. This information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. Juveniles, those 17 and younger, are listed by age and gender. To contact your local police department: • Columbia Township: Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Simon L. Leis, sheriff; Sgt. Peter Enderle. Call 6833444. • Deer Park: Michael Schlie, chief. Call 791-8056. • Madeira: Frank Maupin, chief. Call 272-4214. • Sycamore Township, 792-7254.

Illegal processing drug documents

Reported at 8099 Cornell Road, Sept. 8.


$84 removed at 5701 Kugler Mill, Sept. 5. Drugs of unknown value removed at 5797 Kugler Mill Road, Sept. 7. $4 removed at 7201 Nodding Way, Sept. 8. Credit card removed at 5434 Autumnwood Drive, Sept. 8. Reported at 4624 Orchard Lane, Aug. 27. Lighter valued at $8 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, Sept. 5. $349 removed at 7501 School Road, Sept. 10. $1,782 in merchandise not paid for at 7875 Montgomery Road, Sept. 10. Equipment valued at $650 removed from vehicle at 6887 Lynfield Lane, Sept. 10. Merchandise of unknown value removed at 4090 E. Galbraith Road, Sept. 14. Guitar and sunglasses valued at $950 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, Sept. 13. Case, tolls, faceplates valued at $175 removed at 7875 Montgomery

Road, Sept. 13. Stereo of unknown value removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, Sept. 15. Water tank valued at $400 removed at 4605 E. Galbraith Road, Sept. 16.

DEATHS Ruby Faye Bybee

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Ruby Faye Bybee, 86, of Anderson Township died Sept. 23. Survived by sons Everett Lee, Alvin Duane and Harold (Becky) Bybee; siblings Bill Anderson and Elveda James; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Alivn H. Bybee; father George Everett Anderson; and mother, Camley Viena Gregory. Services are Sept. 28 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home, Mount Washington.

Samantha A. Carson

Samantha A. Carson, 41, of Madeira died Sept. 20. Survived by husband, James E. Carson; daughters Tabatha A.

Creekmore, Chelsea D. Moore and Ashlea N. Carson; father Kenneth W. Moore and mother, Carolyn Dickson; brother, Doug Moore; nephew, Scott Moore; grandmother, Corine Moore; and grandchild, Aiden J. Proffitt. Services were Sept. 28 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home, Mount Washington. Memorials to: the family.

Arlin Hulon Meeks

Arlin Hulon “Red” Meeks, 73, of Madeira died Sept. 3. Survived by wife, Josephine R. Meeks; son, Jeffrey K. Meeks; sisters Reva (Dallas) Vest and Mona (Bruce) Daase; grandchildren Daniel P. Meeks and Katreena M. Meeks. Preceded in death by parents Mulvia and Thelma Meeks; brithers Cecil, Attis and Archie Meeks; and

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Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge. Call 2487134 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details. sisters Dorothy Fern Moran and Edna Chumbley. Services were Sept. 25 at Blue Ash Church of Christ. Memorials to: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, click on “Make a Gift,” then on “College of Medicine,” then “Support the College of Medicine through online giving.”

Todd D. Oltman

Todd D. Oltman, 63, of Maineville died Sept. 25. He served in the deacon, music and greeter ministries for 20 years at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Kenwood. Survived by wife of 28 years, Tracy E. (nee McLaughlin) children Ashley E., Kyle E. and Taylor M. Oltman; sisters Beverly (Bert) Sluser, Lynn Gleason and Margo Oltman; two brothers Terry (Ruth and Mark (Barbara) Oltman; in-laws Les and Edith McLaughlin; and brother and sister-in-law David (Tanya) McLaughlin and Zoe Garnache. Services were Oct. 2, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. Memorials to Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Deacons Benevolent Fund, 8645 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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Your Community Press newspaper serving Columbia Township, Deer Park, Dillonvale, Kenwood, Madeira, Rossmoyne, Sycamore Township Rosemary and...


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