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Elections test Wyoming sign code City hopes residents will comply

“The sign regulations ensure that everyone has the opportunity to express their support for a candidate or issue without littering lawns and rights of way of Wyoming with excessive or oversized signage.”

By Kelly McBride

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Wyoming held its 28th annual Fall Festival Oct. 2, with more than three city blocks filled with vendors, information booths and activities. About 1,000 visitors attended the downtown event, which included information from Wyoming boards and commissions, local jewelry and art, kids’ activities and food. SEE LIFE, B1

As the election draws closer, leaves have been falling on election signs in Wyoming residents’ homes. The city adopted an ordinance in 2009 that regulated signage throughout the city, including political signs. It states that political signs are considered temporary, non commercial signs, and residents can place up to three of them on their property. The signs also can’t be more than six square feet in size, and can’t be placed in the right-of way or on city property. Some lawns, however, have more than three election signs posted. Those found in the right-ofway are removed due to safety

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This home in Wyoming has 10 political signs in the front and side yards. The city has a sign ordinance that allows only three signs. concerns, according to Alyson Moritz, Wyoming’s city planner. “Generally speaking, the residents of Wyoming have been very cooperative with the new regulations,” Moritz said. In cases of noncompliance on private property, the city doesn’t remove those signs. “In the instances of a sign code violation, whether it is too many signs displayed or too large of signs displayed, employees of the Building Department attempt to talk to the residents by knocking

on their door,” Moritz said. If no one is home, a notice is left at the home, explaining the sign code. how that resident has violated it, and asking the homeowner to remove the non-compliant signs within 72 hours. “In the vast majority of instances, this has been sufficient to compel compliance with the sign code,” Moritz said. “Most residents that have violated the sign code, did so without understanding the newer regulations regarding temporary signs.

“They quickly complied,” she said. “We are currently consulting with city Solicitor (Frank Klaine) about the next steps to take with the few residents that have not responded to requests to remove their illegal signs.” She said the ordinance was written with balance in mind. “The sign regulations ensure that everyone has the opportunity to express their support for a candidate or issue without littering lawns and rights of way of Wyoming with excessive or oversized signage.” In any case, those signs must be removed by Nov. 9, which is seven days after the election, according to the sign ordinance.

Princeton honors schools’ top ratings By Kelly McBride

Lab work

Students in Lori Fornaro’s forensic science class walked into a crime scene. Their assignment was to determine whether evidence had been tampered with, and to back up their conclusions with proof. The Princeton High School students to determine if both fingerprints were legitimate evidence from a crime scene. SEE SCHOOLS, A4

Spirit moves

There are special people who seem to have received an extra measure when the spirit of giving was doled out. Some of them attended the Lord’s Gym Community Awareness Fundraiser Breakfast at Sharonville Convention Center Oct. 7. SEE STORY, A3

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Princeton’s Board of Education meeting was packed with visitors Oct. 11, but most of them attended for a celebration of excellence in the school district. State ratings of Excellent at Princeton High School, Evendale Elementary and Steward Elementary, as well as a rating of Excellent with Distinction at Springdale Elementary earned those schools Dream Keeper Awards from the school board. School representatives crowded the podium as the principal of each school acknowledged the hard work of teachers, students and families. “Without families supporting us, that would not be possible,” Evendale Principal Jemel Weathers said of the excellent rating. “They’ve done the most tremendous job of instructing through a whole lot of changes in the past two years,” Principal William Sprankles said of the teachers at Princeton High School. “We achieved 99 percent in our performance rating because of the fourth-grade teachers,” Stewart Elementary Principal Shauna McDowell said of the schools achievement. Springdale Elementary has earned the Excellent rating for two

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Wyoming students helping lost dogs find way home By Kelly McBride

Students at Wyoming Middle School have worked hard to make it happen. About 50 boys and girls in fifth- through eighthgrades have baked dog treats and created cat-nip toys to raise funds for a chip reader that will help identify lost pets. It’s a $300 endeavor and they’ve raised about twothirds of the funds. The chip reader will be stored at the Wyoming Police Department to be used when a pet is found. The animals, typically dogs, can be identified if they have a small chip implanted in the scruff of their necks. It contains information about the owner, which police could use to return the pet to its home. “It was cool how we made the dog treats by ourselves and we made the cat toys,” said Lydia Groff, 10. It was fun knowing you could raise money for getting the police a pet scanner so that there wouldn’t be that many lost dogs or cats. “It’s important so they won’t be running around and have no home or they wont’ starve,” she said.


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“Their owners won’t worry and the police can contact them.” Anna Ives-Michener, 10, also helped bake the treats and make the toys for the fund-raiser. “It was really important to do this because certain animals will run away,” she said. “If the police find a dog, it’s easy to tell who the owner is. “We have a dog who is chipped,” she said. “She did run away and was found by that. “It helps a lot,” Anna said. “We could’ve been looking forever.” Angie Reichert-Hester, who works for youth services, helped the students decide on a community service project. “A lot of them care about animals and homeless,” she said. “When a pet is lost, it’s


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like a homeless animal for a while.” The scanner will be presented to the police department at the Howling Pooch Parade Oct. 24. The annual event that raises money for Wyoming Youth Services Bureau combines with the Halloween Hoopla, with dog-free activities as well. Major sponsors this year include Wyoming Veterinary Clinic, Camp Bow Wow, Town and Country Kennel and VCA Tennessee Avenue Animal Hospital. As in years past, dogs will be paraded on stage for competitions that include best costume, best tail-wagger, best trick, best lookalike and best float. The Flying K9s will perform an agility demonstration. The menu includes doggie sundaes, and owners can participate in a cake walk with their dogs. Registration of $10 per dog takes place at 1 p.m. at the Civic Center, 1 Worthington Ave., on the day of the event, with the parade starting at 2 p.m. To be a sponsor or to get more information, contact Kimberly Hauser at


Phillip Fritz and his “bumble bee” beagle/labrador mix Marly, take a break at the Pooch Parade last year. Prizes will be given this year for best dog costume.


Wyoming students bake dog treats as parf of a Make It Happen fundraiser to purchase a pet scanner.

Iron Horse to carve out gala of gourds Community Press Staff Report Pumpkins will flicker to life as part of a contest to carve jack-o-lanterns for a Glendale holiday party. The Iron Horse will provide 30 pumpkins for a contest of creative carving open to kids and adults. Prizes will be awarded for kids 12 and younger. 13 and older. and adults. Those who want to participate can register Oct. 22 and Oct. 23 after 1 p.m. Pumpkins must be turned in no later than Oct. 27. Thane Maynard of the Cincinnati Zoo will serve as the guest judge, and all of the pumpkins will be displayed at the restaurant’s Oct. 30 Halloween party. The costume party,


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a sense of self worth. Pastor Al Mosley of the Obedient Believer in Christ Ministries spoke of Lord’s Gym being a beacon of light in the midst of all the troubles of our society. He introduced five young ladies from Over-the-Rhine who have benefited from Lord’s Gym. Now their life goals encompass becoming veterinarians, attorneys or physicians. The administrative assistant, Sheila Rutkowsky, spent 13 yeas in prison and knows the Lord can change lives. She gave testimony of her experience at Lord’s Gym and how “people feel His presence and keep returning to remain sober.” Vic Gordon, senior pastor of Kenwood Baptist Church, said he is delighted to find a ministry like FOCAS and reminded us that Jesus said to remember the poor. “If I had only one ministry to give to, it would be FOCAS.” Wyoming’s Donald Anglim is senior vice president and CFO of Berenfield Containers, which has been a contributor to FOCUS since the late 1990s. “We want to have a ministry in OTR to support the food pantry and be a place for folks to get off the street to relax and find compassion.” Evelyn Perkins writes a regular column about people and events in the Tri-County Press area. Send items for her column to 10127 Chester Road, Woodlawn, 45215, or call her directly at 772-7379.


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Springdale to spend more on Northland work By Kelly McBride

Springdale Council voted to increase the amount of money paid to Adleta Construction for the Northland Boulevard repair and resurfacing project, though the amount was less than expected. The extra funding was needed, according to City Administrator Derrick Parham, because additional concerns surfaced when the pavement was torn up for the street repair. Problems were found with joints in the roadway. “As the engineers looked at the project to determine how much work was needed, there had been no signs

we were going to have problems with the joints in the road,” Parham said. “But it’s going to end up being less (than expected.” An ordinance approving a change order for $338,000 was passed unanimously. Also in Springdale: • The city held a ribboncutting ceremony at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at Woodcraft, on Princeton Pike. The 24,000 square-foot store sells tools, wood products and hardware, among other items. • The Farmer’s Market will close its season Oct. 28. The weekly outdoor market will be open every Thursday through that date, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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Lord’s Gym is a FOCAS (Foundation of Compassionate American Samaritans) ministry located at 12th and Race streets. It opened in 1993 to provide men an opportunity to grow spiritually through weight lifting, Christian fellowship and Bible teaching. Hundreds of people have responded positively. There are special people who seem to have received an extra measure when the spirit of giving was doled out. I believe we all have goodness in ourselves, so perhaps these people just know how to do more with their portion. Some of them attended the Lord’s Gym Community Awareness Fundraiser Breakfast at Sharonville Convention Center Oct. 7. Springdale’s Noreen and Dave Mocsny are active participants, and Noreen introduced me to several of the key players making Lord’s Gym a vital presence in Over-the-Rhine. Executive Director Dick Taylor spoke of his late wife, Anne, who toiled tirelessly for Lord’s Pantry under the premise, “offer what’s wanted and give them what’s needed.” He continues to work toward that end assisting drug addicts, alcoholics, the homeless and mentally and physically challenged individuals. Scott Bowers is the director of development. As pledge cards were distributed, Scott explained that any gift to Lord’s Gym will be matched. Contributions

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Evidence proves students learn by doing

By Kelly McBride

Students in Lori Fornaro’s forensic science class walked into a crime scene. Their assignment was to determine whether evidence had been tampered with, and to back up their conclusions with proof. Groups of two-to-four received a scenario, along with two lab slides containing fingerprints. The Princeton High School students had already studied the two types of prints, latent and patent. They knew how to lift prints and process them. Now they had to study two sets to determine if both were legitimate evidence from a crime scene in which a car had been stolen and fingerprints were found on a broken window. One of the police officers was suspected of planting evidence by entering the fingerprint of a known criminal. Each student had to examine the evidence and put those observations down on paper. To complete the lab assignment, they had to use critical thinking, one of the components of 21st century learning. The forensic science class, as a whole, covered concepts of biology, chemistry, physics, math, history, law and other academic subjects in a hands-on format. Kara Wilke, a junior, suspected that one of the fingerprints was not from the crime scene. “There’s paper on it,” she said of white fibers she and other lab

What is 21st century learning? Twenty-first century learning focuses on the infusion of skills, academic content, expertise and literacy to help students prepare for life in the 21st century. Princeton City Schools has introduced methods to help students achieve competitive levels they will need to succeed. Some of those approaches will be explored in several articles in the TriCounty Press: • Corporate partnerships allow community businesses to offer expertise and guidance to the students. • Resources, such as a STEM cart, will enhance teaching in a projectbased format, and incorporate the basics of academics. • Flexible credits, mandated by the state of Ohio, allow students to tailor their schedules to meet their personal academic needs and goals. • Critical thinking skills are strengthened by curriculum that incorporates a variety of subject matter through hands-on teaching. partners had noticed on the fingerprint slide. “That means he copied it and it’s forged (evidence),” she said. “It’s not real,” agreed James Helton, also a junior. “I saw white fibers that resembled paper.” That meant the print was taken from a former sample, and wasn’t lifted from the car window. The group, which also included students Gabrielle Beacher and Catalina Rosas, agreed that the lab


From left: students Gabrielle Beacher, James Helton, Catalina Rosas and Kara Wilke examine fingerprints in a forensic science class at Princeton High School. The class incorporates biology, chemistry, physics, math, history and law, among other subjects in the hands-on projects. assignment was more fun than reading a lesson in a textbook. “It’s hands-on,” Wilke said. “You get to do stuff.” Class discussion was active after the lab assignment. “What was something you noticed?” teacher Lori Fornaro asked. “There were extra fingerprints on the side (of the slide),” one student observed.

“There were white fibers on (one of the) fingerprints,” another student said. What did that mean? “It was lifted from a piece of paper,” a student concluded. “And it had an extra print on the slide, where he pressed it down,” a student observed. “He (the officer) said it came from the window of the car,” Fornaro told the students. “He lied.”

Other aspects of the investigation were discussed, and Fornaro let the students know their investigation represented the work of an internal affairs department. To do it, they had used critical thinking and the basics of traditional academic subjects. The conclusion, according to Fornaro: “We’ve got enough to nail this cop.”

Ursuline to hold ‘green’ Ultimate Auction Nov. 20 Springdale Elementary staff accept a Dream Keeper Award for achieving an Excellent with Distinction rating.

Dream teams Princeton’s Board of Education meeting was packed with visitors Oct. 11, but most of them attended for a celebration of excellence in the school district. State ratings of Excellent at Princeton High School, Evendale Elementary and Steward Elementary, as well as a rating of Excellent with Distinction at Springdale Elementary earned those schools Dream Keeper Awards from the school board.

Evendale Elementary staff accept a Dream Keeper Award for achieving an excellent rating.

Ursuline Academy’s Ultimate Auction, “There’s No Place Like Ursuline – A Journey to the Emerald City,” will take place Saturday, Nov. 20, in the school’s Besl Theatre, 5535 Pfeiffer Road, Blue Ash. The auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and silent auction. Dinner will begin at 7 p.m. and will be followed by a live auction featuring numerous items, including vacation and sports packages. The auction will also have the Big Green Raffle, which offers 50 cash prizes with a top prize of $25,000 and a second prize of $10,000, plus a $1,000 Early Bird prize and $250 referral prize. Each ticket costs $100 or three for $250; there are 2,500 tickets



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Princeton High School staff accept a Dream Keeper Award for achieving an Excellent rating.

Springdale Elementary fifth-graders will present the concert “Tales of Temples and Tombs” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at the school, 350 W. Kemper Road. Songs include “Down by the Banks,” “Pyramids” and “King Tut Rap.” The concert will begin with an Egyptian parade down the center isle onto the stage and will also feature an appearance by “Cleopatra” and her entourage. Students will dress in white sheets, worn like togas, as part of their Egyptian costume. To donate flat white sheets (new or old) for the production, e-mail David Dendler at

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Princeton School Board President Lillian Hawkins and Superintendent Gary Pack, right, congratulate Springdale Elementary music teacher David Dendler with a Dream Keeper Award.

available. Odds are 1 in 48 of winning a prize in the Big Green Raffle. The drawing will be held the night of the event. Winners will be notified by phone or mail by Tuesday, Nov. 23. Tickets for the auction cost $100 per person or $125 per person- patrol level. To purchase tickets or for additional information about the Ultimate Auction or Big Green Raffle, send an e-mail to or call 7915794, ext. 1218. RSVP deadline for the Ultimate Auction is Nov. 10. Proceeds from the Ultimate Auction and Big Green Raffle benefit Ursuline Academy of Cincinnati.

Stewart Elementary staff accept a Dream Keeper Award for achieving an excellent rating.

The Princeton Community Middle School will present the musical “Tales of Terror From Nightmare High School” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, and at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. Performances are at Matthews Auditorium at the high school. Tickets are $5.

Students of the month

Stewart Elementary students of the month for September are: Julianna Lee, Austin Belle, Anthony Lev, Sarah Forman, Danielle Douglas, Megan Powers, Emily Macedo, Sunamita Ortiz, Jacqueline Alonson, Henry Haag, Hannah Neff, David Holts, Alex Ball, Megan Cheers, Andrea George, Cole Mlinar, Hailey Bowling, Andrew Edrington, Kylee Proctor, Dylan Martin, Jackson Becker, Taylor Lutts, Alexis Bothe, Amya Emery, Taylor Hoog, Bladimir Macedo, Miguel Rodriguez, Judith Galaviz, Cameron Boutelle, Justin Grender and Rachel Onega.

Leadership conference

Several Princeton High School students were selected to attend the recent Anthony Muñoz Leadership Foundation Conference at Xavier University. They were: Wendy Ramirez Castenada, Darius Martin, Jelani Parrish, Mark Ferguson, Farrah Luzincourt, Danielle Johnson, Christopher Gregory, Aubrey Woods, Guillermo Rameriz Valle, Faith Pate, Micah Harper and Jenni Seelig.


The week at Wyoming

• The Turpin boys’ soccer team shutout Wyoming 4-0, Oct. 9. • In girls’ soccer, Wyoming tied Finneytown 00, Oct. 14. • In girls’ volleyball, Wyoming beat Deer Park 2511, 25-5, 25-11, Oct. 12. On Oct. 14, Wyoming beat Finneytown 25-10, 25-9, 2516. • In girls’ tennis, Wyoming shutout Finneytown 5-0, Oct. 13.

The week at Princeton

• The Princeton boys’ cross country team placed 11th in the Centerville Stampede, Oct. 9. • In girls’ cross country, Claudia Saunders placed second in the Centerville Stampede, Oct. 9, at 18 minutes, 53 seconds. • The Lakota East girls’ soccer team shutout Princeton 1-0, Oct. 12. • In girls’ volleyball, Lakota East beat Princeton 25-6, 25-7, 25-8, Oct. 12.

The week at MND

• The Mt. Notre Dame cross country team placed seventh in the Father Rudy Invitational, Oct. 9. • In field hockey, MND tied Kentucky Country Day 00, Oct. 9. MND beat Louisville Collegiate 2-1, Oct. 9. Mercy shutout MND 2-0, Oct. 9. • The MND soccer team shutout Purcell Marian 9-0, Oct. 11. MND’s Sam Shoemaker had one save. Nyssa Garrison and Ciara Rosser each scored three goals. Rose Lavelle, Kelly Hinkle and Jamie Naber each scored one goal. • In volleyball, Mt. Notre Dame beat McAuley 25-22, 25-21, 25-17, Oct. 12. On Oct. 14, Lakota East beat Mt. Notre Dame 21-25, 28-26, 15-25, 25-20, 18-16.

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Glendale Youth Sports is still accepting registrations for its winter basketball season. Registration forms are available at the Glendale Village Office, 30 Village Square, or at Completed forms should be returned to the village office. Deadline to sign up is Friday, Oct. 22. Financial assistance is available to defray the registration fee. The season begins in midNovember and continues through February. Home games are played in the gym at Glendale Elementary School.

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MND sends 3 to districts; Niehaus to state

By Tony Meale

In what was supposed to be a down year, the Mount Notre Dame High School tennis team found a way to stay on top. Sure, the Cougars struggled in the regular season by comparison to recent years. After going a combined 39-0 in match play in 2008 and 2009, MND, which graduated nearly a dozen players last year, finished 6-9. “We’re a young team,” MND head coach Judy Dennis said. “We’re in a rebuilding year.” But that didn’t stop the Cougars from advancing three players – sophomores Sandy Niehaus and Sydney Landers and junior Brooke Dennis – to districts. “With these girls, I was not surprised,” Dennis said. “They’re focused and know what they want.” MND was the only team in the Southwest region to have three district-quali-


The Mount Notre Dame High School tennis team had three district-qualifiers this season, from left: Sydney Landers, Sandy Niehaus and Brooke Dennis. Niehaus, who advanced to the state championships, is wearing a T-shirt with a team photo. “Tennis is one of those sports that can get a bit strange toward the end of the season because some players move on and some don’t,” MND head coach Judy Dennis said. “But we’re not going (to districts or state) as individuals. We’re going as a team.” fiers; Tippecanoe and Springboro each had two. “We’re ecstatic for MND, for the program and for the girls themselves,” Dennis said. The Division I District

Tournament was held Oct. 14 and 16 at the ATP Linder Family Tennis Center. Niehaus, a Sharonville resident who went 15-1 (81) during the regular season, went 4-0 to win the

Southwest district championship. She made short work of Kings freshman Amina Ismail (6-1, 6-0) in the semifinals before besting Lakota West freshman Brooke Broda (6-3, 6-4) in the final. Niehaus advances to the OHSAA State Girls Tennis Championships, which will be Oct. 22-23 at Stickney Tennis Center at Ohio State University in Columbus. “Sandy’s passion for the game is key,” Dennis said. “She’s out there to win, but she has fun with it first. She pushes everybody to play their best and get better. She sets the bar.” Meanwhile, Brooke Dennis and Landers, fell to a pair of state-qualifiers. Brooke, a Symmes Township resident, advanced to the district quarterfinals, where she lost to Northmont senior Marianne Bonanno, who finished fourth; Landers fell in the first round to Ismail, who finished third. Dennis said her daughter

stepped into the team’s No. 2 role this year and that Landers came on strong after a slow start. Niehaus, Brooke and Landers finished first through third, respectively, at sectionals. “The second day at sectionals felt more like a practice session than a competition,” Dennis said. “Sandy beat them pretty handily, but all three helped each other with their game.” Dennis also credited seniors Carla Becker and Steph Lutz, as well as juniors Abby Vollmer, Hayley Hammerly and Caroline Ray. Dennis said the entire team – and not just certain individuals on it – advance at this point in the season. “Tennis is one of those sports that can get a bit strange toward the end of the season because some players move on and some don’t,” she said. “But we’re not going (to districts or state) as individuals. We’re going as a team.”

Wyoming tennis season ends at districts By Mark Chalifoux

The week at Moeller

• The Moeller soccer team played Fenwick to a 1-1 draw on Oct. 9. The lone Crusaders’ goal was scored by Raymond Roberts. Moeller beat St. Xavier 1-0 on Oct. 16. • The Moeller golf team won a district crown with a team score of 287 in the district tournament on Oct. 13 at Weatherwax. Senior Michael Wolf led Moeller with a 69, tying for first overall. Andrew Dorn and Michael Irwin both shot 72s and Alex Pietrandrea and Mason Eckley both shot 74s.

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Wyoming sophomore Ashley Berg, playing first singles, hits a backhand return during the Cowboys’ 3-2 win over Loveland, Sept. 15. Berg teamed with Tess Thoresen to qualify for the district tournament as a doubles team.

The Wyoming High School girls’ tennis team had their season capped by having a doubles team of sophomore Ashley Berg and junior Tess Thoresen qualify for the district tournament. The duo fell short of returning to the state tournament as they ran into a strong team from Summit Country Day. Berg and Thoresen qualified for the state tournament as a doubles team in 2009. “They beat a nice team from Indian Hill in the sectional tournament,” said head coach Chris Hemingway, “and if they had played that way in the district tournament, they could have gone back to state, but they had a little bit of an off day.” Hemingway said Thoresen and Berg were “huge” for the Cowboys this sea-

son, as the two were the top two singles players for Wyoming. Hemingway said you can’t judge their season by their record. “Neither are dominant players, but they are very good players and to have two nice players at the top of the lineup makes everyone else stronger,” he said. “You can’t evaluate them on wins and losses because of the level of competition we played and because they made it easier for the players behind them.” He said they set the tone for the team with their leadership. “They are great kids and all the kids got along so well this year,” Hemingway said. “When your two leaders are two of the nicest girls around, it makes it easier for a coach.” It wasn’t the easiest of seasons for Wyoming, who finished 8-7. The Cowboys

faced a more difficult schedule this season and Hemingway said that will be a staple for Wyoming against next year. “We want to play the best,” he said. “You don’t get any better playing people you can beat up on. The girls lost more than they did last year so it woke them up to how great last season was and it makes them look forward to getting after it again next year. “These kids at Wyoming achieve in the classroom, in other sports, and on the tennis courts, so when they don’t reach the bar they’ve set they are disappointed,” Hemingway said. “A lot of teams would be happy with a winning season, but not these girls. They want more, so all that matters is the next eight months. For both Ashley and Tess, their best tennis is ahead of them.”

A chat with Princeton’s Jay McCants By Nick Dudukovich

Princeton High School wide receiver Jay McCants sat down with the TriCounty Press to talk about the Vikings season and why he committed to play football at Indiana University next year. What other schools recruited you before you decided on Indiana? “I took a visit to Michigan state, Illinois, and I checked out (the University of Cincinnati) a few times, and I was getting ready to make a trip to Louisville, but the only other offer was from (the University at Buffalo) up in New York…the opportunity was just great at Indiana and I just couldn’t pass it up.” Why did you like the school? “I loved the coaches. I

feel like I can learn a lot from them...a beautiful field, a great campus, a great field at Memorial Stadium; it’s just the whole feel of IU that I couldn’t pass up and I want to spend my college career there.” What were some key selling points the coaches talked about? “They have some big time receivers right now in Terrance Turner, Tandon Doss, Damarlo Belcher, and they just told me they are going to put me on the same workout schedule they were on during their freshman and sophomore year and hopefully I’m going to follow in their footsteps and have some of the same success they did.” Preparing yourself to play for a Division-I school must take a lot of blood, sweat and tears. How would you describe your work ethic?

“(My work ethic) has increased this off-season. I’ve been going to a lot of camps and seeing other players and other receivers and seeing how much better I have to get.” Will you play wide receiver? What other posi tions would you be open to? “Yes, possibly tight end if they put 30 to 40 pounds on me. I’ve got a 6-foot-5 frame, so I can block a little bit.” Are there any college or pro receivers you look up to? “I was a big Calvin Johnson fan. I followed him a lot and I’m a big Randy Moss fan, too.” Has anyone ever told you that you remind them of other pro receivers? “I get Terrell Owens all of the time. People say I’m built like (him). He’s not one of my favorite receivers, but a lot of people say Ter-

rell Owens.” You said you did receive some interest from the University of Cincinnati. Was there any pressure to stay local? “Not really; (Indiana University) is not too far from home and I kind of wanted to go away, but (Indiana) was the best opportunity, and that’s what I was looking for.” The Princeton team has had its ups and downs. Why do you think the school has struggled to play consistent football this year? “The loss of some big time players is obvious from last year. This was somewhat of a rebuilding season. Even if it was a rebuilding season, I felt it could still be a winning season. We’re still going to finish strong. We have pretty good senior leadership and we’re still going to finish the season

strong.” Individu ally you’re having a McCants good year. Is it harder to enjoy personal success when the team struggles? “Yeah it doesn’t feel as good, it’s always good to get individual stats, but of course you want to get more wins in the record column.” Being a Big 10 recruit, a lot of teams will focus on you. Do you face a lot of pressure when you play? “Sometimes you feel it, but I just try to play football. I just try to have a good time on the field and have fun.” When did you start play ing football? “The first year I started playing football was the fifth grade and I did not like it at all, to be honest. I took a whole year off, and then came back in the seventh


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Current administration in a ‘bizarro world’

I read with great interest the thesis by Richard Schwab in the Oct. 6 Tri-County Press why the supporters of President Obama’s administration are feeling frustrated as we approach the upcoming November election. Mr. Schwab opines that it is because “we are facing too many irrational voters.” I would tend to agree with him if I lived in the Bizarro World immortalized by the Seinfeld episode of note, but when you snap back to reality, it just doesn’t add up. The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act was sold to us as the “panacea” for all our woes. If we just spend a trillion dollars, unemployment will not go above 8 percent and the economic

growth numbers would jump off the charts. Gallup reports the real unemployment number is closer to 10.1 percent with the “govChris Curtis ernment likely to Community understate the report Press guest final before midcolumnist terms.” This number does not include underemployment and those who have given up looking. The real legacy of the “Stimulus” will be a jobless recovery, sluggish to nonexistent growth, and ballooning deficits that our

children and grandchildren will be asked to deal with. The Patient Protection Act of 2010 was sold just as Mr. Schwab has written. But, in the words of Speaker Nany Pelosi, we had to pass the bill to find out what is in it. Now that we are starting to find out what’s in it, we learn that premiums will go up, you may lose your particular coverage and doctor, and it is going to cost a whole bunch more money than promised. If it is so great, why are government employees, members of Congress, along with McDonald’s and 28 other companies now exempt from this law? I would submit that what is truly irrational is to think that the

What are your favorite and least favorite campaign ads this political season? Why? “The worst campaign ad is in the race for Ohio House District 28, where a Connie Pillich ad attempts to portray her opponent, Mike Wilson, as anti-veteran. It’s an unbelievable distorted extrapolation apparently stemming from Wilson’s proposal to eliminate the Ohio income tax over time. In proposing this idea of lowering taxes in Ohio Wilson doesn’t tie it to specific spending cuts so the Pillich campaign just made one up. Wilson would never do anything to harm or our veterans. To say that he would is totally false, pitiful and distasteful. It’s an unfortunate example of an all too typical trashy attack ad that is an absolute lie. I think there should be some kind of legal recourse available to combat and curb these types of blatant displays of fraud.” R.W. “The veteran commercial by the democrats against Mike Wilson is the worst ad and pack of lies I have ever seen. His fatherin-law is a Vietnam vet. His campaign manager is a veteran and her son is fighting in Afganistan. Mike Wilson has been terribly wronged and it is sad that liars can get away with this kind of damage to any human being. True honest people can never make it in politics. I see why only the crooks survive.” D.S. “I cannot find any ad that is not distorting the facts or truth. I understand advocacy. It is an art form. However politicians have removed the art and inserted distortion. Upon close analysis of any ad they are misleading. “Both political parties participate in what is almost fraud. These TV ads are targeting people with very low intelligence. Anyone with much intelligence can see the blatant distortions. “These TV ads are costly for any candidate. These expenses are paid for by well-heeled organizations who look at the expense as an investment. They want something in return. “Pandering to an audience which is targeted for their inability to comprehend reality. That is not democracy. These commercials should focus on ideas not mud slinging.” J.S.D. “Ah, political ads! As a relatively well-educated voter, I try to carefully consider the true merits

Next questions What is the best Halloween display in your community? What is the best Halloween costume you’ve seen or wore? Do you think communities should regulate the number and sizes of political signs people can display on private property? Why or why not? Every week The Tri-County Press asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line. of each candidate regardless of his/her political affiliations. With that in mind, I would lump all the ads which viciously attack an opponent with messages that sound like headlines off the national slander rags into my ‘least favorite’ category. “That leaves my ‘favorite’ category for those ads that constructively tell me the good things about the candidate and the positive reasons why I should vote for him/her. “The Driehaus/Chabot ads are particularly negative, while Ted Strickland and Rob Portman’s messages seem, for the most part, to focus on the strong points of the candidates themselves. “I think if more Americans would share my stance, rather than just blindly voting for a given political party’s candidates, we would most likely elect a group of decent folks to represent us, the people, instead of following a party agenda like lemmings jumping off a cliff! ‘Nuff said ...” M.M.

Oct. 6 questions

What do you think of Wyoming city council’s decision to pay former city Manager Bob Harrison $75,000 and continue to provide his legal defense in lawsuits against him and the city? “I continue to be confused on why the city of Wyoming is paying severance pay to an individual who elected to take another job. Mr. Harrison is leaving on his own accord, accepting another position. Mr. Harrison severed his employment with the city. The city did not sever his position. I understand the agreement to provide legal defense because he was acting on behalf of the city in an official capacity with the city. The severance payment; however, is uncalled for and an inappropriate use of public funds.” G.E.

This irrational voter

The viewpoints of Richard Schwab, expressed in his Oct 6 guest column, has all the markings of an elitist. What arrogance to say the Obama administration is facing irrational voters. Too many of us irrational voters believe Congress should read bills before he or she signs them. Too many of us irrational voters are astounded at the arrogance of Nancy Pelosi’s statement, “You have to pass the bill so that you can see what’s in it.” Too many of us irrational voters wonder why our congressmen have only two days to read a 2,100 page bill. Could there be something hidden in it? So much for transparency! Too many of us irrational voters think the American Reinvestment Act hasn’t delivered as promised. It’s a failure. President Obama and Vice President Biden assured us unemployment wouldn’t rise above eight percent. Mr. Schwab, it’s close to 10 percent. So much for its success. Two million jobs saved. Nonsense! Only a con man would make such a statement. Since when did we

count jobs saved? Too many of us irrational voters know Bush established TARP, and are amazed at Obama taking credit for it. Too many of us irrational voters remember the Democrats controlled Congress and voted for President Bush’s spending spree. Obama has tripled our deficit in just 19 months. Too many of us irrational voters, who are on Social Security, will not get an increase for the second year in a row (both years on President Obama’s watch). Too many of us irrational voters believed he would close Guantanamo. Too many of us irrational voters (thanks to Barney Frank and Chris Dodd) are aware that The Community Reinvestment Act brought on the housing crisis. What this adds up to is too many of us irrational voters know when we’re being conned. I am Glendale resident too, Mr. Schwab. This nation knows why we elected Mr. Obama. It was the hope and change you liberals so proudly endorsed. His inexperience in everything is glaring.


He was to lead, not stumble. It was to bring us together, not pull us apart. It was to solve our financial problems, not to have our children, and grandchildren, pay for his bailouts of the unions, banks, car companies. It was a payback for their votes and an attempt to put our county on the road to Socialism. Thank you, Mr. Schwab, for reminding all of us irrational voters can make a difference in November. Joe D’Amato Glendale

New blood needed in 28th

I have read with interest the guest columns written by State Rep. Connie Pillich and Mike Wilson (candidates for the 28th Ohio House District seat). I look forward to going to Princeton High on the evening of Oct. 20 to see Pillich and Wilson debate the issues on their merits. While both candidates say that they stand for lower state spending and taxes, Pillich, the incumbent, has not demonstrated that

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Differences clear between 28th District candidates November’s race for state representative for Ohio’s 28th House District is hotly contested. The differences between my Tea Party Republican opponent and me are stark. I support public schools. My children attend public schools. I graduated from public schools. My opponent supports charter schools, a.k.a. school choice ( I supported the Third Frontier program, renewed by voters in May. This enormously successful program has created 55,000 jobs with average wages of $65,000 a year. It has generated tens of millions of dollars of venture capital investment and will pay for itself by 2014. My opponent opposed the Third Frontier. (Newsmakers 9/26/2010) I support continuing the education reforms that have propelled our public school system to the top spot in the Midwest and fifth nationally. I’m endorsed by both the Ohio Education Association and the Ohio Federation of Teachers. My opponent’s position is unclear, but his fiscal plans will gut the reforms. I oppose total elimination of the

state income tax. It provides 46 percent of the state’s revenue. At the State House, multiple hearings with over a dozen hours of testimoState Rep. ny revealed this Connie idea would slash fire, Pillich police, libraries, senior Community services, veterPress guest ans programs, columnist education and more. The Fraternal Order of Police vehemently opposes this plan. Schools in my district would lose out on more than $38 million a year! My opponent supports a total elimination of the state income tax. I oppose raising the sales tax. My opponent supports raising the sales tax. (Newsmakers 9/26/2010) I support retaining the business tax cuts. My opponent’s position is unclear. I am a military veteran with over eight years active duty. I am a proven performer with decades of service to our community and country. My opponent has

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The Core Values of the Glendale Tea Party, of which I am an organizing member, are fiscal responsibility, limited government and free markets. These principles are not new, but rather the bedrock on which men like Washington, Madison, Franklin and Hamilton and others initiated that great social experiment known as America. This November, what this administration and its supporters face is not irrational voters, but rather patriots and concerned citizens who wish to return this great Republic back to its traditional and rational roots. Chris Curtis lives with his wife and three boys in Glendale. He is a graduate of Indiana University with an MBA from Xavier.


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voters of Hamilton County would agree with Mrs. Pelosi 94 percent of the time, as U.S. Rep. Steve Driehaus is now finding out. Is it irrational for voters to want a return to fiscal sanity? In a true “profile in courage,” our elected leaders voted to adjourn without addressing what the tax rates will be beginning Jan. 1, setting the stage for the largest tax increase in this country’s history. Is it crazy to expect government to embrace small businesses, the engines which drive our economy? To resume their traditional role as disinterested arbiter, the “invisible hand” that levels the playing field as opposed to the strong arm that strangles its participants.

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described his prior civic involvement as yelling at his TV. Then he founded the Cincinnati Tea Party in 2009. When I went to Columbus last year, I pledged to support veterans, stimulate the economy, keep children healthy and safe, and protect the environment. I have. I’ve made the tough decisions to balance the budget amid a national recession and declining revenues. I did this while keeping the 2008 income tax rates intact. I voted for a balanced budget that prioritized education and targeted investments to the knowledge-based industries of the 21st Century – both critical elements of our economic recovery. I’ve provided unprecedented access by holding public meetings or office hours each month, attending public events, and briefing local governments. I am on facebook, twitter, and my own website. I’ve also submitted 21 op-eds to the Community Press, so my constituents can know what I’ve been up to. For me, it is all about service. For Wilson? It’s a tea party. Connie Pillich is running for re-election as state representative in Ohio’s 28th District.



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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR From A7 stand with actions. I know my taxes have not gone down since Pillich took office. Wilson is saying all the right stuff, and as a cofounder of the Cincinnati Tea Party, he has invested a tremendous amount of his personal time and effort to learn the facts and create enthusiasm and momentum regarding the issues. I don’t know if that can carry over to Columbus, but I believe he is worth a try. New blood and new enthusiasm can’t hurt. While Wilson believes that the way to reduce spending is to eliminate waste and inefficiency, Pillich would have you believe

Election letters

Tri-County Press will accept election-related letters and guest columns until 5 p.m. Wednesday, 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. that the only way Columbus can reduce spending is to eliminate police, firemen and veterans benefits. She is using political scare tactics (business as usual) to make her points and has offered up no new ideas. Wilson believes that spending can be cut without

reducing or eliminating essential government services. He has no intention of going to Columbus to adversely impact our safety or security. He also has no intention of encouraging the tax and spend status quo. Mike Burnham Glendale

Wilson supports veterans

For the past few weeks the voters in Ohio’s 28th House District have been inundated with slick mailers from Columbus and Washington, D.C., saying that Mike Wilson wants to cut the social safety net, especially for our seniors, wants to cut funding to police, firefighters, empty the prisons and most egregiously cut

veterans benefits. What is it the lawyers say – if you have the law, argue the law; if you have the facts, argue the facts; if you don’t have the law or the facts smear your opponent. These Democrat smears and talking points do a disservice to the voters in the district and are a clear indication that State Rep. Connie Pillich does not want to, or is unable to, run on her record. I’m not the candidate, but I’d like to tell you something about me. I am the daughter of a very proud WWII Navy vet. My uncle fought with the Marines in the South Pacific and lost his arm there. My older

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brother, 2nd Lt William R Ammon, was killed on Hill 881S outside the perimeter of Khe Sahn. My youngest son is with the 101st in Afghanistan. His younger half brother, Sgt Joe Cook, lost a leg to an IED attack in Baghdad in 2007. Anyone who thinks I would support a candidate who is not 110 percent

behind our veterans and what they have earned, clearly does not know me. It is dishonorable and vile to exploit service to our country for partisan political gain. It’s about honor, it’s about service, it is not about politics. Maggi Cook Campaign Manager Citizens for Mike Wilson

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More than 1,000 visitors roam downtown Wyoming the first weekend in October, on a blustery Saturday filled with activities and vendors as the city celebrated its 28th annual Fall Festival.

Wyoming held its 28th annual Fall Festival Oct. 2, with more than three city blocks filled with vendors, information booths and activities. About 1,000 visitors attended the downtown event, which included information from Wyoming boards and commissions, local jewelry and art, kids’ activities and food. Booths also featured local churches, the Wyoming Music Association, high school cheerleaders, Valley Interfaith, police and fire departments, among many more. The festival featured Wyoming’s third annual “Wyoming’s Got Talent,” with more than 20 participants from the city’s three primary schools as well as the middle school.


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Lineillism, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sharonville Fine Arts Center, 11165 Reading Road, Works by J.C. Hall with application of paint in vertical lines that blend together when viewed from a distance. Free. 563-6885. Sharonville.


Venus and Mars, 7:30-10 p.m., Wyoming Civic Center, 1 Worthington Ave., Plus-level square and round dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Wyoming.


Thursday Evening Quick Walks, 6:30 p.m., Bob Roncker’s Running Spot, 267 E. Sharon Road, Walk about 4-5 miles in an hour. With Susan Fryman and Jim McGruder. Free. 772-7999. Glendale.


Springdale Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Springdale Town Center, 11596 Springfield Pike, Fresh produce, baked goods, herbs, meats and honey. Presented by City of Springdale. 3465712. Springdale.


St. Rita Haunted House, 7-10 p.m., St. Rita School for the Deaf, 1720 Glendale-Milford Road, Civil War-era farmhouse was the boys’ dormitory when school first opened. More than 16 rooms of fright, including the Poltergeist Lab, the Judge’s Chamber, Pirates and the Toxic Waste Room. Tour Detention Hall, new attraction, in back of school; weather permitting. Free parking. Benefits St. Rita School for the Deaf students. $10. 7711060; Evendale. F R I D A Y, O C T . 2 2


Lineillism, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sharonville Fine Arts Center, Free. 563-6885. Sharonville.


Free Computer and TV Recycling DropOff, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 2trg, 946-7766; Blue Ash.


Village Squares, 8-10:30 p.m., St. Gabriel Consolidated School, 18 W. Sharon Ave., Club for experienced square dancers and round dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Glendale.


Spec-tacular Fashion Show, 6:30-9 p.m., Holte Eyewear, 8211 Cornell Road, Suite 510, Latest eyewear styles from Chanel, Gucci, Prada, Coach, Fendi, Tory Burch and Tom Ford. Jewelry from Serket Jewelry. Free. Presented by Cincy Chic.; Montgomery.


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. Wine Tasting, 5-8 p.m., Piazza Discepoli Glendale, 23 Village Square, $10. 771-6611; Glendale. Tasting Table, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., microWINES, Flight A $2 per pour; Flight B $4 per pour. 794-9463; Kenwood.


St. Rita Haunted House, 7-11 p.m., St. Rita School for the Deaf, $10. 771-1060; Evendale. Freaky Friday, 6-7:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Carnival with games, spooky music, prizes and Halloween treats. Costumes encouraged. $5, $2 ages 2 and under. 985-6747. Montgomery. Haunted Festival, 5-9 p.m., Blue Ash Elementary, 9541 Plainfield Road, Carnival games, prizes, food, raffles, a cake decorating contest and silent auction. Wear a costume. Benefits Blue Ash’s School for Scholars. $5 for 20 tickets, $1 for three tickets. 6861710. Blue Ash.


Henry Phillips, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $12. Ages 18 and up. Registration required. 984-9288; Montgomery.


Happy Worst Day Ever, 7 p.m., Sharonville Fine Arts Center, 11165 Reading Road, Play by Arlene Hutton tells story of unlikely friendship between two sixth graders. Pricing varies by location. Presented by Playhouse in the Park. 733-9600; Sharonville.


Christian Universalist Association Conference, 7-9 p.m., Cincinnati Friends Meeting, 8075 Keller Road, Ecumenical conference for anyone interested in Christian Universalism. Speakers include Rev. Kalen Fristad, Rev. Doug Torkleson, Rev. Eric Stetson, Rev. Rhett Ellis and Rev. Marquis Hunt. Ages 18 and up. $45, $30 students. Presented by Christian Universalist Association. Through Oct. 24. 791-0788; Madeira. S A T U R D A Y, O C T . 2 3


3 Heads Are Better Than 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Evendale Cultural Arts Center, Reading and Glendale-Milford roads, Learn different painting approaches from Daryl Urig, Jim Effler and Tom Post; figure painters. Bring own art supplies. Ages 18 and up. $195. Registration required. 563-1350; Evendale.

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Laurel and Hardy Film Evening, 6:45 p.m., Seasons Retirement Community, 7300 Dearwester Drive, Auditorium. Films are a cartoon, an Our Gang/Little Rascals short and Laurel and Hardy in both “Double Whoopee,” a silent film with live keyboard accompaniment and “Block-Heads.” Bring snacks and beverages to share. $5, free ages 12 and under. Registration required. Presented by The Sons of the Desert. 559-0112; Kenwood.


Living Well with Psoriasis, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Elements Conference and Event Centre, 11974 Lebanon Road, Speakers discuss Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis, current treatment and therapies and future treatment and therapies. Includes samples of moisturizers, lunch and chair massages. Free. Registration required by Oct. 15. Presented by The Cincinnati Psoriasis Support Group. 6040913. Sharonville.


St. Rita Haunted House, 7-11 p.m., St. Rita School for the Deaf, Special matinee. Enjoy the sights without the frights” 3-5 p.m. Ages 10 and under. $10. 771-1060; Evendale.


Goodnight Garden Workshop, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Gorman Heritage Farm, 10052 Reading Road, Head Gardener John Hemmerle divulges secrets for preparing the soil in your garden bed for winter. Test your newfound knowledge by helping to put the Gorman gardens to bed for the winter. Free. Registration required. 563-6663; Evendale.

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Big Band Dance, 2-5 p.m., Maple Knoll Village, 11100 Springfield Pike, Auditorium. Includes snacks and soft drinks. Couples and singles welcome. Free dance lessons 1-2 p.m. $10. Presented by WMKV 89.3 FM. 782-4399. Springdale.


Lineillism, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sharonville Fine Arts Center, Free. 563-6885. Sharonville.


Survival Saturday: Women Helping Women Through the Process of Divorce, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Wells Fargo Advisors, 8044 Montgomery Road, Informative resource for women at any stage of divorce process. Hear from licensed professionals. Free. Reservations required. 985-2172. Madeira.


Bootcamp Saturdays, 7-8 a.m., Montgomery Commons, 7809 Cooper Road, Parking lot. With My Body of Change, Montgomery’s premier one-on-one personal training studio. Free. Presented by My Body of Change Fitness Studio. 720-1374; Montgomery.


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. Free. Presented by Montgomery Farmers’ Market. 535-1514. Montgomery.


Beekeeper Don Popp displays one of his hives at the Springdale Farmers Market at the Springdale Town Center, 11596 Springfield Pike. The market is open 3-7 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 21 and Oct. 28, before closing for the season. For more information, call 346-5712.


Music at Ascension, 7 p.m., Ascension Lutheran Church, 7333 Pfeiffer Road, With David Mamedov, 17, pianist. A meet-theartist reception follows concert. Free, donations accepted. 237-3636. Montgomery.


Sinatra Night, 7-11 p.m., Iron Horse Inn, 40 Village Square, Vegas-style show featuring “The Cincinnati Sinatra” Matt Snow. Songs of the 20th century accompany dining and dancing. Full bar and great wines available. Family friendly. Free. 772-3333. Glendale.


Henry Phillips, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $12. Ages 21 and up. Registration required. 984-9288; Montgomery.


Circus Mojo, 11 a.m.-noon and 1-2 p.m., Raymond Walters College Muntz Hall, 9555 Plainfield Road, Muntz Theater. Acrobats, jugglers, clowns, tight-wire-walkers and ringmaster in mini-circus. Short workshop for audience follows performance. Ages 3-10. $5. Presented by ARTrageous Saturdays. 745-5705; Blue Ash.


Cincinnati Chocolate Festival, Noon-5 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, More than 24 vendors, celebrity chef demonstrations, children’s activities, contests and raffles and shopping. Benefits Isaac M. Wise Temple Sisterhood. $5; free ages 3 and under. 7617500. Amberley Village.


Halloween Carnival, 3-5 p.m., Springdale Community Center, 11999 Lawnview Ave., Costume judging, games, door prizes, treats, crafts, coloring contest sheet and more. First 200 Springdale residents only. Ages -1-4. Free. Registration required. Presented by Springdale Parks and Recreation. 346-3910. Springdale. St. Rita Haunted House, 7-10 p.m., St. Rita School for the Deaf, Special matinee. Enjoy the sights without the frights” 3-5 p.m. Ages 10 and under. $10. 771-1060; Evendale.


Valley Concert Series, 4 p.m., Presbyterian Church of Wyoming, 225 Wyoming Ave., With David Mulbury, organist. Free, donations accepted. Dinner Dance reservations required. 821-8735. Wyoming.

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Circle Singers Rehearsals/Recruitment, 7:15-9 p.m., Cottingham Retirement Community, 3995 Cottingham Drive, Chapel. All voices welcome. 541-1614; 248-2006; Sharonville. Springdale Communicators Toastmasters Club Meeting, Noon-1 p.m., Springdale Community Center, 11999 Lawnview Ave., Visitors welcome. 459-1491. Springdale.

FARMERS MARKET Wyoming Farmers’ Market, 3-7 p.m., Wyoming Avenue Farmers Market, Corner of Wyoming and Van Roberts avenues. 7616263; Wyoming. SEMINARS

Take Charge of Your Life, 7-8 p.m., Sharonville Branch Library, 10980 Thornview Drive, Learn to release old habits naturally and develop new ones easily, create new strategies for creating the life you want, realize the secret to achieving your heart’s desire and more. 829-3341; Sharonville.


Own Your Future: Helping You Plan for Long-Term Care, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio, 175 Tri County Parkway, Second floor. $25 for all three dates, $10. Reservations required. 345-3367; Springdale. W E D N E S D A Y, O C T . 2 7

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. CIVIC

Free Computer and TV Recycling DropOff, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 2trg, 946-7766; Blue Ash.


Cincinnati Civic Orchestra, 3-5 p.m., Glendale Lyceum, 865 Congress Ave., Performing folk melodies. Season opening concert. Reception follows. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Civic Orchestra. 861-9978; Glendale. M O N D A Y, O C T . 2 5

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS 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. COOKING CLASSES

Cooking with the Chef, 7-9 p.m., Five Seasons Family Sports Club, 11790 Snider Road, Cooking demonstration followed by sampling of items with chefs from area restaurants. Includes wine. $30. Registration required. 469-1400. Symmes Township. PROVIDED

The USS Nightmare has returned to Newport for its 19th haunting season. Built on a real working steamboat, the USS Nightmare houses the river’s most notorious spirits and with 2010 brings new twists and turns to the tour with 30 minutes of bone-chilling fright as visitors meander through eerie rooms and corridors. Tours are Wednesday through Sunday until Oct. 31. Regular show times are 7-11 p.m. weekdays and Sunday, and 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Tour not recommended for children. Ages 10 and under with adult. $20 RIP express, $16. Online discounts include family four-pack for $48 and Wednesday six-pack for $60. Visit for more information or call 859-802-5826.


Line Dance, 1-2 p.m., Springdale Community Center, 11999 Lawnview Ave., Dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 321-6776. Springdale.


Cincinnati Ballet presents Tchaikovsky’s ballet fairytale “The Sleeping Beauty,” Friday, Oct. 22, through Sunday, Oct. 24, at Music Hall. In celebration of the ballet’s return to Music Hall, a never-before-seen set will be unveiled for the third act. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $30-$80. “The Sleeping Beauty’s Pajama Party” at Music Hall’s Corbett Tower is 12:30-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 and Sunday, Oct. 24. Young audience members can enjoy dance, crafts and treats at this preperformance luncheon. Tickets are $40 or $70 for the party and performance package. Call 513-621-5282 or visit


October 20, 2010

Tri-County Press


What talents lie behind the masks we wear? best we can. Our parents and teachers didn’t like them. Nor are we proud of them. Trouble comes when we deny they’re there. But we also have some very positive talents we may keep hidden. Why do we hide them? Because we’re afraid we might be called upon to use them, or in using them risk embarrassment, and sometimes we just don’t want to expend the energy to carry them out. Some of us keep out wonderful traits covered by our persona. I think of very ordinary looking Susan Boyle blowing the judges and the public away when she sang on “Britain’s Got Talent.” Civilized society, however, depends on the use of personas. We expect interactions between people to be carried out through their personal or professional persona. It helps us know who we’re dealing with. The little boy at the front door was not really a lion, and the little girl not really a princess. To wear a costume and mask to a party feels freeing because it reminds us and others that there is a lot more to us than the familiar persona we have. It’s said we humans die having used only about 20 percent of our potential. Actors and actresses must be partially drawn to their careers by the opportunity to explore other aspects of their person and receive

acclaim for it. It’s an interesting observation that we Christians have created a persona/mask for Jesus Christ. He is expected to wear a less human mask than ours, though he became one of us. At the wedding feast in Cana some actually find it difficult to think of him as drinking real wine, laughing out loud, joining in a dance, or being humorous. The mask we’ve assigned him is always somber, serious, frowning in disapproval, or telling someone to shape up. He can’t be too human, we conclude. Especially for adults, the

second half of life is like the day after Halloween. It is time adjust our masks and come to know ourselves better, who we are, and bring out some of the golden and talented parts of our personality. After our children are raised our truest and best selves need to be coaxed forth. The dark parts of our personality must be acknowledged, contained and moderated.

But talent wants out. If we’ve always dreamed of painting, singing, coaching, dancing, composing poetry or music, teaching or caring for others in their need, now’s the time. As poet Mary Oliver

writes: “When it’s over, if I have made of my like something particular, and real, I don’t want to find myself sighing and frightened, or full of argument. I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.” 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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It is time adjust our masks and come to know ourselves better, who we are, and bring out some of the golden and talented parts of our personality.


It was Halloween. A woman opened her door and said to the little boy costumed as a lion, “My, you look so fierce!” He growled a n d Father Lou clawed the Guntzelman air with Perspectives his left paw. The next doorbell ringer was a little girl dressed as a princess. The woman told her “You’re so pretty, you look like Princess Diana used to look.” When we put on a mask or costume, whether we’re a child or adult, something inside us is unleashed. It’s tantalizing to imagine ourselves in another role. In a way, we already own a mask we wear daily over our real self’s face. It serves as a protection and helps us socially. Psychologically it’s called our persona. Without a persona/mask we feel too vulnerable, too easily known, and too easily rejected. There are parts of us that, quite understandingly, others would not like if they saw – perhaps unbridled anger, selfishness, cruelty, a dysfunctional sexual appetite, various addictions or laziness. These aspects are kept out of sight in the shadow part of our personality as

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There’s no trick to making easy Halloween treats bale near the outhouse. I love Of course, I have my p u t t i n g alter ego, my friendly pumpkins witch, holding court with and gourds jack-o-lanterns outside around the the back door. huge bunch of corn stalks that Ultimate caramel corn Frank, my I tasted my first batch Rita husband, of this years ago when Heikenfeld ties together friend Bert brought some in the garRita’s kitchen over. I was so impressed den for Halthat this crunchy treat loween. could be made at home. We also let the kids “It’s a Beverly Nye arrange more pumpkins and recipe,” Bert told me. (Lots gourds on top of the straw of you remember Bev – our

area’s first food star). She lives in Utah and is busy with food, family and friends. Bev makes a fun and unique line of homemade cards – you can e-mail her at She’d love to hear from you. Here’s my adaptation of Bev’s recipe. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. 14 cups popped corn 3 cups mixed salted or unsalted nuts 2 sticks butter


2 cups dark brown sugar 1 ⁄2 cup light corn syrup 1 ⁄4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon vanilla 1 ⁄2 teaspoon baking soda Optional but good: 2 cups candy corn and/or black and orange M&Ms To avoid sticking, use vegetable spray to coat both inside of large bowl, cookie sheets and spoons that you will use. Put popcorn and nuts in bowl. Set aside. Over medium heat, bring to a boil everything but the soda. Boil five minutes. Add baking soda and stir. Pour over popcorn mixture, stirring well to coat. Pour onto two or three sprayed cookie sheets. Bake one hour, stirring every 15 minutes to distribute coating. Let cool to allow coating to harden, add candy, and then store at room temperature, covered.

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4 green apples 1 cup of chunky peanut butter 1 ⁄2 cup of chopped peanuts (optional) 1 ⁄2 cup of Rice Krispies 1 ⁄4 cup of raisins Cut the apples into quarters and remove the core, leaving it hollow for the filling. Mix the peanut butter, chopped peanuts, cereal and raisins. Spoon them into the apple hollows. Looks like bugs, and kids just love it.

Wormy chili in pumpkin

16 oz. box oatmeal squares cereal 2 cups pecans, lightly toasted and coarsely chopped (or your favorite nuts) 1 ⁄2 cup dark or light brown sugar, firmly packed 1 ⁄2 cup light corn syrup 1 ⁄2 stick (4 tablespoons) butter 1 tablespoon vanilla 1 ⁄2 teaspoon each: baking soda and salt 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Roasted pumpkin seeds

Preheat oven to 250. Spray a cookie sheet with sides or a 9-by-13 pan. Combine cereal and nuts in large sprayed bowl and set aside. Either on the stove or in microwave, combine sugar, syrup and butter. Bring to a boil and stir in vanilla, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Pour over cereal mixture and stir to coat. Pour onto cookie sheet and bake 45 minutes to one hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool completely and break into pieces. Store at room temperature. Makes eight cups.


Pumpkins can provide a new, and spooky, way to display Cincinnati-style chili.

To make pumpkin shell: hollow out pumpkin to about 1⁄2-inch thickness (this is so shell won’t collapse) and save seeds for roasting. Put shell and top on sprayed cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees about 20 minutes or just until tender. Don’t overbake or shell will be to weak to hold chili. Fill with favorite chili. Before serving, spoon spaghetti strands on top and let hang over for “worms.” Shell can be made several days in advance and rewarmed before filling.

Clean and dry seeds. Toss with olive oil and any seasoning you like: sea salt, Southwestern spice, whatever. Bake at 350 degrees until toasted, about 20 minutes.

Praline crunch snack mix

Lee Ochs, director of Jungle Jim’s cooking school, shared this recipe when I was prepping for a class. It was absolutely addictive. The staff kept coming back for “just a little more.” Here’s my adaptation.

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Tips from Rita

Keep those jack-olanterns from shriveling: Keep your carved creation looking unpuckered by mixing 2 tablespoons vinegar and a teaspoon of lemon juice into 3 cups of water. Brush over carved areas. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.


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Virtual job fair

Companies anticipating job openings later this year and early next year are invited to participate in the “No Job, Now What? 2010” Resource Fair 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at Scarlet Oaks Career Campus, 3254 E. Kemper Road, Sharonville. Volunteers from Job Search Focus Group will be on hand to help qualified candidates visit participating businesses’ websites and correctly complete their application forms. Personnel from these companies need not be present for this “virtual” job fair. Free to participate. For more information and to register your business, visit

Libraries to host Halloween events Halloween is right around the corner, and many library locations will celebrate Halloween with stories, crafts, and costume parties for kids of all ages. Plus, get spooky reading recommendations at www. The schedule of events:

Monday, Oct. 25:

• Monday, Oct. 25-Saturday, Oct. 30 – Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, 513369-4476 Pick a Pumpkin Winner: Our teens have decorated pumpkins ... now choose your favorite. All ages can vote. All ages. • 10:00 & 11:00 a.m., Loveland Branch Library , 649 Loveland-Madeira Rdoad, 513-369-4476 Halloween Storytime: Special Halloween Storytimes. Wear your costumes. Stories, songs, crafts, and treats. Ages 3-5. Ages 18-36 months.

Wednesday, October 27

• 4:00 p.m. – Wyoming Branch Library, 500 Springfield Pike, 513-369-6014 Scary Stories and More. Listen to some scary stories, play some games, make a craft and enjoy a snack. Ages 6-11. Registration is required Sponsored by the Kersten Fund.

Thursday, October 28

• 7:00 p.m. – Sharonville Branch Library, 10980 Thornview Drive, 513-369-6049 Shiver in Sharonville: A preschool Halloween party, parade and storytime. Costumes optional. Ages 2-7.

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Cincy Magazine publisher to speak to Sharonville Chamber The Sharonville Chamber of Commerce will hold its Business Connection Lunch Thursday, Oct. 21, with Eric Harmon, owner and publisher of Cincy Magazine as featured speaker. “Everyone tells me how easy it must be to gather stories, pictures, ads, etc ... to publish our magazine, but meeting the deadline and creating a good layout is a challenge each month,” Harmon said. “I look forward to sharing with you what goes on inside Cincy Magazine.” Harmon also said, “the most fun I have each day is meeting so many wonderful people, learning from them, and sharing with you what they do which makes it

hard to determine what stories I can run each month.” Harmon will also show you how to get more publicity in the local media. “Come prepared to meet other people and potential clients while also meeting the man behind this quickly growing magazine,” Sharonville Chamber President Rich Arnold said. The luncheon is 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Thursdy, Oct. 21, at Elements Conference and Event Centre, 11974 Lebanon Road, Sharonville. Register at www., by e-mail to, or call 5541722. Cost is $25 for members, $35 for non-members.

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Friendship Baptist Church 8580 Cheviot Rd 741-7017 Gary Jackson, Senior Pastor Sunday School 10:00am Sunday Morning Services 8:45 & 11:00am Sunday Evening Services 6:30pm Wednesday Service 7:00pm AWANA (Wed) 7:00 - 8:45pm Well staffed Nursery, Active Youth & College Groups, Exciting Music Dept, Seniors Group, Deaf Ministry


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

UNITED METHODIST Mt Healthy United Methodist Church

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

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

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


Richard “Ric” Hayden deservingly passed through the Gates of Heaven on Aug 31, 2010, to live forever with his dear loved ones who were waiting for him. He was a supportive and loving Son, Brother, Uncle, Nephew, cousin and friend. Survived by his Mother Mary Ann Caldwell Hayden; special Aunt and Uncle, Lois and Jack Burks; “Little Sister” Pamela Hayden Long and her son Raymond Sterling; “Little Brother” Douglas (Angela) Hayden and their sons and daughters James, Matthew, Elizabeth, Sarah, Stephen and Hannah. Richard was an exceptional chef with a genius talent to care for plants. Now he can bask in the sunshine for eternity. Richard will be missed by all whom he has left behind. In lieu of flowers and plants, please donate to Richards Memorial and Scattering Fund. Memorial visitation has been held. Condolences to



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Worship: Sunday 8:30 & 11am, Wedn. 7:15pm Office 385-8342 Preschool - 385-8404


Faith Lutheran LCMC

8265 Winton Rd., Finneytown Pastor Robert Curry Contemporary Service 9am Traditional Service 11:00am

HOPE LUTHERAN Pastor Lisa Arrington 9:00 am Contemporary Worship 10:00 am Welcome Hour/ Sun School 11:00 am Traditional Worship


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

4695 Blue Rock Road Colerain Twp. South of Ronald Reagan and I-275 923-3370

Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA)

of Mary Joan Rumpke (nee Frey),who would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Dec 30th.

Loving father of Harry (Joyce) Rumpke, Denise Corhn, Greg (Kim) Rumpke, Mary (John) Koebbe and Jenny (Leo) Minges. Devoted grandfatherof 22 and great grandfather of 24. Father-in-law of the late Richard Fleming. Dear brother of Ted (Carol) Rumpke, Millie (Don) Henke and the late John (Ruth Ann) Ben, Jim (Betty), Milton Rumpke and Marian Henke. Brother -in -law of Bonnie (Bill), Charlene (Jack) Meyers and the late Donna (Lou) Listermann. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Harry was a longtime member of the Vintage Car Club of Cincinnati. He died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on October 13, 2010 at the age of 81. Visitation will take place at St. John the Baptist Church 5361 Dry Ridge Rd., Cincinnati 45252, Saturday October 16th from 8:30AM until 10:45AM with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11AM. Interment will take place at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Timothy James Rumpke Foundation, which benefits the Children’s Hospital Heart Institute, P.O. Box 53778 Cincinnati, OH 45253. Condolences to

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www. 513-522-3026

Visitors Welcome


1553 Kinney Ave, Mt. Healthy

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

Pastor Todd A. Cutter

5921 Springdale Rd 1mi west of Blue Rock

Rev Lyle Rasch, Pastor


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

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


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

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

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FLEMING ROAD United Church of Christ

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

Nursery Available * Sunday School 513-481-8699 * www. Spiritual Checkpoint ... Stop In For An Evaluation!


Saturday, Oct 23rd 9am-3pm

Garden Park Unity Church 3581 W. Galbraith Rd (Galbraith @ Cheviot in Groesbeck) LOTS OF FURNITURE, TOOLS, BOOKS, CLOTHING SORTED BY SIZE, HOUSEHOLD DÉCOR, TOYS, HOLIDAY & ELECTRONICS. Food Served All Day



Mt. Healthy High School Cafeteria 2046 Adams Rd. Mt. Healthy - 729-0131


691 Fleming Rd 522-2780 Rev Pat McKinney


Monfort Heights United Methodist Church

The heart-based approach to parenting focuses on the premise that parents can help strengthen the conscience of their children to help them be internally motivated to make unselfish and meaningful decisions and choices. During the seminar parents of children ages 2-18 will learn the meaning of “from the heart” and how to use that information in the day-to-day challenges of family life. Turansky and Miller will offer parents practical ways to teach children cooperation instead of resistance when following instructions, help them change bad attitudes, develop honesty, and nurture self control. The cost is $20 per adult and includes morning refreshments and lunch. There is a free program for children ages 3-12 who accompany their parents. Parents may register online at, or call (513) 379-5289.


Nursery Care Provided

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

The church is pleased to bring Dr. Scott Turansky, counselor and public speaker, and Joanne Miller to Cincinnati to conduct their “Parenting is Heart Work” seminar. It will be 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 40 Coral Ave., Glendale. Turansky and Miller are co-authors of “Parenting is Heart Work,” a book that advocates parenting from a heart and biblical perspective as an alternative to the behavior modification concept that has been used by parents for decades. According to Turansky, behavior modification techniques may work for a short time but can breed selfishness over time. Kids learn to ask, “What’s in it for me?”

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 tricountypress@communitypre, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. Mail to: Tri-County Press, Attention: Andrea Reeves, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, OH 45140.

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A Lobster Sale Fundraiser to benefit a mission trip to Honduras has been set by Christ Church Glendale, with a delivery date of Oct. 30, according to Ken Rex, chairman. “The sale is to provide scholarships for our youth to travel as a work team to El Hogar Mission, Honduras, in Spring, 2011,” Rex said. El Hogar provides a home and education for abandoned, orphaned and poor boys, in Honduras. Mission teams work along side the boys for one week. The cost of the lobsters is $16 each, or two for $30. Orders can be taken for both live or cooked lobsters. The orders will be prepaid by cash or check. For more information, call Ken Rex at 535-4487 or 870-9266. Christ Church is located at 965 Forest Ave., Glendale; 771-1544;

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Forest Dale Church of Christ will host its annual “Night of Light” celebration 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, at the church. This free, family-safe event will include games, music, prizes, a costume contest, “Trunk or Treat” and candy. Forest Dale is at 604 W. Kemper Road, on the border of Springdale and Forest Park. Information is available through the church office at 513-825-7171, or on the web at or Tracy Chronic of Forest Park and Forest Dale Church of Christ Senior Minister Jay Russell of Springdale deliver candy to the church’s 2009 Night of Light celebration.

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Incidents/investigations Theft



Richard Eversole, 39, 2821 Honesdale Court, Cincinnati; failure to pay fines and costs owed to Mayor’s Court, Oct. 9.

Incidents/investigations Property damage

100 block Washington Avenue, water fountain struck by truck; owner of truck will pay village for damages Oct. 12.


800 block South Troy Avenue, unauthorized cell phone being used by a relative; investigation ongoing, Oct. 11. 100 block Village Square, ceramic figurine taken from business; suspect was detained and searched; however, property was not recovered; Oct. 12.



Devon Price, 25, 3615 Newton Ave., possession at Liv Inn, Sept. 28. Leon McCall, 53, criminal trespassing at Liv Inn, Sept. 29. S. Maclelan, 61, 6344 Emberwood Court, theft at 12165 Lebanon Road, Sept. 24. Harold Jones, 24, 35 Bishopgate, disorderly conduct at 2439 E. Sharon Road, Sept. 6.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

TV valued at $500 removed at 11440 Chester Road, Oct. 1.

Criminal damaging, theft

Laptop valued at $950 removed at 11755 Lebanon Road, Sept. 26.

Criminal mischief

Reported at 10892 Willfleet, Sept. 23.

Forgery, theft

On the Web About police reports

The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. This information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: Evendale, Chief Niel Korte, 563-2249; Glendale, Chief Dave Warman, 771-7645 or 7717882; Sharonville, Chief Mike Schappa, 563-1147; Springdale, Chief Mike Laage, 346-5790; Wyoming, Chief Gary J. Baldauf, 821-0141. Pike, Sept. 28. Jonathan Herrmann, 19, 9141 Brehm Road, drug abuse at 11700 Princeton Pike, Sept. 28. Dino Bonomini, no age given, 2322 Harrywood, drug abuse at 11700 Princeton Pike, Sept. 28.

Incidents/investigations Burglary

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Victim threatened and phone and currency valued at $337 removed at 11171 Dowlin Drive, Oct. 3.

Wendy Hicks, 56, 14 Dow Court, theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, Sept. 29. Ashley Pack, 20, 5473 Kirby Ave., drug abuse at 1 Cameron Park, Sept. 29. Wendy Hicks, 56, 14 Dow Court, theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, Sept. 29. Elizabeth Penny, 33, 4 Crestview Drive, theft at 11700 Princeton


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

Tickets are only good the night they are purchased.

Reported at 11955 Lebanon Road, Oct. 1.



There are no ticket refunds.


$584 removed at 5 Woodside Court, Sept. 28.

ton City School District Board Of Educati; $2,265,000. 11786 Highway Drive: Darway Ltd. to Princeton City School District Board Of Educati; $2,265,000. 12045 Pickwick Place: Carlier Bryan to Baroch David; $157,000. 3655 Hauck Road: Darway Ltd to Princeton City School District Board Of Educati; $2,265,000. 3939 Malaer Drive: Cox John A. & Pamela E. to Costello Mike J. Jr.; $177,500.

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Criminal mischief


Your Community Press newspaper serving Evendale, Glendale, Sharonville, Springdale, Wyoming

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Attempt made at 33 W. Kemper Road, Sept. 30.

Eggs thrown at residence at 700 Cedarhill, Sept. 29.


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Reported at 2528 Commodity, Sept. 29.


Haunted Hall

Reported at 10941 Ohio Ave., Sept. 25.

Unauthorized use of motor vehicle


Mt. Healthy

Identity fraud

Remotes valued at $750 removed at 11755 Mosteller, Sept. 29. Merchandise valued at $55 removed at 12164 Lebanon Road, Oct. 2. Trailer valued at $1,500 removed at 3220 E. Sharon Road, Oct. 1. Merchandise of unknown value removed at 11613 Reading Road, Sept. 28. Reported at 2528 Commodity Drive, Oct. 1. Sewer grate valued at $500 removed at 11365 Lippelman Road, Sept. 30. $36.54 in gas pumped and not paid for at 12191 Mosteller Road, Sept. 27.



Chanel Render, 23, 2033 Crest Road, theft at 2801 Cunningham, Sept. 6. Taron Johnson, 24, 10678 Chelmsford Road, theft, Sept. 6. Tina Reeves, 42, 400 Beech Street, prostitution at 10599 Reading Road, Sept. 9. $2,800 removed at 10475 Reading Road, Sept. 8. TV valued at $250 removed at 2801 Cunningham, Sept. 9.










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October 20, 2010

Sharonville artist lines up with gallery visitors By Kelly McBride

He drew a line in the sand. Then he painted another, and another. Step back from the painting, and it’s a beach scene. Jim (J.C.) Hall, the fea-


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tured artist this month at the Sharonville Fine Arts Center, has named his art form lineillism, in which he paints in short, vertical strokes that blend together when viewed from a distance. The retired Procter and Gamble employee recalled the origin of his art form during a recent visit to the Sharonville gallery. He had a stroke in 1996, “and for about four years, I didn’t want to paint,” Hall explained to a group of visitors. In 2000, he contracted the shingles virus, and was sick for a month. “After that, I couldn’t paint enough,” he said of the change. “I saw lines in everything.” Hall put that vision to canvas, drawing lines that evolved into shapes. He told the visitors how he’d start with the background, then fill in the details with shorter lines. That was the birth of lineillism, he said. Though his first piece took a year, he typically finishes a painting in about a month.


Jim Hall chats at the Sharonville Fine Arts Center with visitors, from left: Louise Allen, Jo Halbauer and Lynn Murray about his creation of linellism, an art form which uses short vertical strokes. KELLY MCBRIDE/STAFF

Louise Allen uses a maginfying glass, provided for use at the Sharonville Fine Arts Center, to examine the brush strokes of J.C. Hall’s painting. One of the visitors to the gallery marveled at the unique art form. “The overall effect is fascinating,” Lynn Murray of Glendale said of the paintings. “You get a sense of movement. “It creates an atmosphere that’s very different.” She said she was struck by Hall’s depiction of people in the paintings. “When you look up close, you can see how the


Jim Hall painted a scene from a photo of his visit to St. Mark’s Square in Venice, in which Hall, right in red, is waving to the camera.

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faces come out,” she said of the collection of lines. Louise Allen is an artist herself, specializing in pen and ink markers, but with experience in watercolors. “I’m a colorist,” she said, “And the first thing that strikes me is the color in these pieces.”

Joe Halbauer stopped at a painting of tourists at St. Mark’s in Venice, which Hall painted from a photo taken when he was on vacation. Among the tourists was Hall himself, smiling and waving to the camera. Birds peppered the square, hopping among the visitors. “How do you paint birds in straight line,” Halbauer wondered. Hall’s artwork is on display through Oct. 24 at the Sharonville gallery, 11165 Reading Road. The gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.



Jim Hall’s first painting using lineillism took a year to complete.


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