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Trick or treat times in local communities (all times are for Saturday, Oct. 31): Evendale: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Glendale: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sharonville: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Springdale: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Woodlawn: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wyoming: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Sharonville City Council has approved $3 million in bonds to pay for site work needed for the Sharonville Convention Center.

Patrick Coughlin paid off his car and is sprucing up his home with winnings from Wheel of Fortune.

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‘Wheel’ leaves Wyoming man’s head spinning By Kelly McBride Reddy

A Wyoming man didn’t have to spin to have the Wheel of Fortune pay off. Patrick Coughlin, who has had a Visa with a Sony Card logo since 1995, was checking his account balance in January. “I hit the ‘did you win today’ button,” Coughlin said. “It said ‘yes, you did.’” Coughlin said he was then told he’d get a phone call about his

prize, but he was skeptical. “Then, I got the call and received paperwork to fill out,” he said. “I got a check signed in Japanese from Sony,” Coughlin said. “I could tell it was real, but the bank wasn’t sure, so I had to wait another three weeks.” It was worth the wait. Coughlin received $50,000 and a trip to New York City, from which he returned a couple of weeks ago. Harry Friedman, executive producer of Wheel of Fortune, said the

Wheel Watcher Cub is “a way of rewarding our viewers for watching.” More than $2 million has been awarded through the club. “In this economy, when someone wins $50,000, that’s a lot of money,” Friedman said. “People are getting more practical about what’s a life-changing amount of money.” So, what did Coughlin do with his winnings? “I paid off my minivan,” he said. “And I’m doing work on my house.”

Evendale council OKs new GE signs By Amanda Hopkins

A bird’s eye view through an artist rendering of what the new gateway sign will look like at General Electric’s Neumann Way entrance.

General Electric Aviation is planning a new gateway sign for its Neumann Way entrance. Evendale council recently approved the proposed sign variances for the two wall signs and monument signs that will greet employees and visitors to the Learning Center and executive offices at General Electric. The proposed monument sign would be 22 feet tall and would replace the current sign, which is 25 feet tall. The monument sign is in compliance with the current required setback from the right-ofway. The wall signs will be six feet in height. Nicole DiNovo of Human Nature, one of the companies that are designing the gateway, said the plans for the gateway will


push back the parking spaces and will make the entrance a little more green with landscaping. The purpose of the signs are to increase visibility from the highway and the wall signs will be built on four foot mounds. General Electric was previously denied by the Building Commis-

sion because they had proposed more than one sign and both were in excess of the size and height allowed by the village of Evendale. The project is estimated at $600,000. The gateway sign project will be completed by Dec. 23.

Project moves to fast(er) track

By Kelly McBride Reddy

Sharonville City Council has approved $3 million in bonds to pay for site work needed for the Sharonville Convention Center. The funds will cover preliminary tasks such as demolition, grading and blacktop work. Previously, the city planned to use bonds that Hamilton County will release in November, and officials requested bids for contractors to perform the work. When bids came in quickly, and at a lower cost than expected, the city wanted to be able to sign a contract. That required funds. “Council has given us an additional six weeks,” Mayor Virgil Lovitt said of the 5-2 vote. Councilmen Greg Pugh and Rob Tankersley voted no. “Bids are competitive, and we’re going to get more for our money,” Lovitt said. Will Greiner, who runs the convention center, said he’s glad the work will begin sooner. “I have trust in the county that they’ll come through with their promise,” he said. “The schedule of preliminary work is very important.” Hamilton County Commissioner David Pepper attended a work session before the council meeting Sept. 29, and reassured council that the bonds will be sold by year’s end. That will allow the city to repay the short-term loan. Also during the meeting, council voted to support the high-speed rail proposal that would run from Columbus to Cincinnati. Sharonville has applied for funding to build a station in the city. “High speed rail has a lot of advantages,” Lovitt said. “It’s extremely exciting to know that if high speed passenger rail gets built, they will have a station in Sharonville.”

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Powel Crosley Jr. YMCA plans new aquatic center By Heidi Fallon

Powel Crosley Jr. YMCA members will be able to take the plunge in the Winton Road facility’s newest addition next spring. The scheduled Oct. 5 groundbreaking for the new outdoor aquatic complex will launch what is touted as one of the region’s most comprehensive and largest year-round aquatic centers for children, adults, seniors and competitive swimmers. Scheduled to open in May of 2010,

the new complex will nearly double the size of the YMCA’s main outdoor pool. Making a more competitive pool for Y swim teams, the project will also include a baby pool with interactive features such as geysers and a palm tree that sprays water. The area will have a new deck and fencing as well as new lighting for evening swim meets. In addition to the pools, two adjoining tennis courts will be resurfaced and receive new lighting. Powel Crosley Jr. YMCA’s new outdoor swimming pool will measure 50 meters by 25 yards with recreational

diving boards on its deepest end. It’s being designed with a zero-entry wading entrance for accessibility. “We’re really excited for this new complex,” said Mike Leonard, Powel Crosley Jr. YMCA director of competitive swimming. “Our 45-year-old Tigersharks swim team has consistently ranked among the top 20 YMCA teams nationwide. “The new pool will allow us to accommodate more swimmers training at a higher level on our team, but it will also give us more opportunities to serve our community.”

Springdale hosts clinic The Springdale Health Department will have a seasonal flu shot clinic from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, at the Springdale Community Center. The seasonal flu vaccine is free to those with the following insurances: Aetna, Adventura Freedom, Human Gold Choice, WellCare, SummaCare, Medicare Part B (as primary). Bring your insurance card to the clinic. It is free to children aged 6 months to 18 years. No insurance? The cost is $20 for Springdale residents and $30 for nonSpringdale residents. Call the Springdale Health Department at 3465725 for an appointment. The H1N1 vaccine will be available later in the fall.

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The Tin Roof Foundation of Anderson Township is hosting “Nica Noche” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, Sharonville. The event includes a reception at 7:15 p.m., buffet, music, and called and silent auctions. A cash bar is available. The cost is $75 per guest or $600 for a reserved table of eight. Proceeds to benefit the Tin Roof Foundation’s work to “Bring Hope to Kids,” the children of Nicaragua. Reservations are required by Oct. 27. Call Russ at 340-4269, or email or visit

Trick or treat for troops

Coldwell Banker Realtor Carolyn Ghantous is collecting Halloween treats to send to troops overseas. The new, packaged DVDs will be collected in bins at the Springdale Community Center and sent to troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait and other areas where troops are deployed. Trick or Treat for the Troops will continue through Oct. 31.

Glendale candidates

Glendale Lunch and Learn, along with the Village of Glendale, is offering a Town Hall Meet the Candidates beginning at 7 p.m. Oct. 21. Each candidate will answer a series of questions about the duties and responsibilities of Village council. The candidates also will be given the opportunity to introduce themselves to the audience afterwards. Contact Jenny Kilgore at 772-0817 or for more information or with questions about the event.


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Sharonville council brings new faces to uncontested election By Kelly McBride Reddy

Sharonville City Council will have new faces after the November election, as two

councilmen chose not to run for re-election, and two residents stepped into candidacy. The seat of treasurer is a contested race between two candidates.

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Each council member and treasurer candidate reflected on his or her motives for seeking public office, as well as any goals or issues facing the city.

Kevin Hardman President of council

“I am deeply humbled by the continued trust my friends and neighbors have placed in me over the past decade. It is an honor to serve them on Sharonville City Council. “When I first ran in 1999, I pledged to work with our city leaders and employees to rejuvenate our city’s major corridors, strengthen our city’s safety services, and maintain the excellence of all our other city departments. Much progress has been made in the last 10 years in these areas and much more is still to be accomplished. “Working alongside your other elected officials and city employees, I see the following as goals for my next term: supporting the expansion of the Sharonville Convention Center and the reimaging of Chester Road; encouraging the businesses of the city’s historic Downtown Loop; providing the resources necessary for our public works’ employees to outperform our neighboring communities in keeping our streets clean and clear; giv-

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ing our police, fire and health departments the tools necessary to insure a safe community for all our businesses and residents, and furnishing ample recreational opportunities. I intend to see us achieve these goals and to do so without any additional monetary burdens on our city taxpayers.”

Ed Cunningham Ward 1

“Ward 1 is in need of better representation. It’s time to bring new ideas with a higher energy level to local government,” he said. Cunningham focuses that energy on devoting his time and leadership to a number of local organizations that advocate for the economic and social vitality of the city. “In addition to my Sharonville Youth Organization presidency, I am one of the founding members of the Sharonville Downtown Business Group, an organization that strives to give downtown businesses input on activities and initiatives in the downtown area. “I am also a member of the Sharonville Business Advocacy Committee, a group that focuses on business retention by facilitating communication between city government and Sharonville businesses. “I am dedicated to bring-

Other candidates

The Tri-County Press requested information on separate occasions, in person and twice through e-mail, from the city council candidates. Janey Kattelman, who is running for Council in Ward 1, did not provide information for this article. One candidate for treasurer, Timothy Clements, did not respond to two phone calls requesting information. ing my experience and passion for the city of Sharonville to the residents of Ward 1. “I want to continue working with the youth of Sharonville by teaching good sportsmanship and building character. And I also want to continue to be a strong business advocate so that more tax dollars can work for Sharonville residents.”

Kerry Rabe Ward 3

“As a seven-term member of council, insuring great city services over these 13plus years has been my number one goal and the reason why I am here. “Sharonville residents have come to expect nothing short of excellence when it comes to the services the city provides. Our police and fire departments are second to none. As a conservative I have enjoyed keeping a tight fist with our taxpayers’ monies, too often those entrusted with these monies spend like there is no tomorrow. “What I have enjoyed the most by far has been the fact that I have been a voice for my constituents with their concerns and suggestions.”

Rob Tankersley Ward 4

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“I was appointed to this position in February 2005. I have been blessed and pleased to serve the wonderful people in Sharonville. I have been involved in different activities through the years of not only growing up here, but getting married and raising our three children, and have volunteering for my children’s activities. “I was a member of the Sharonville Police Department and now City Council. I have enjoyed helping the residents in the Ward 4 area along with the other residents of Sharonville with some issues. “To some people a fire hydrant or a sidewalk isn't a big deal. Well, To the residents that contacted me about these issues it was a big deal. These issues were corrected and repaired. “I am a blue collar worker,And I want to be the voice for the fine people of Sharonville. I am no different than anyone else with the economy being like it is, things are being watched a lot closer. I am just one person out of seven here doing the best I can and hope to be making the best decisions for the residents of Sharonville.”

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“I want to serve the community and promote community events. That’s why I’m running again. “My goals are to get the community more involved.”

Greg Pugh At large

“I will continue to stay true to my belief in core gov-

ernment responsibilities; • “fiscally conservative stewardship of the resources our residents entrust to the city, • “fully staffed and well equipped/ trained police and fire departments, • “fully equipped, responsive and capable Public Works Department, and • “infrastructure (such as sewer, roadway and sidewalks). “The current economy has been tough for all of us. As a small business owner in Sharonville I have made some hard decisions to survive, and I have listened to stories my clients and fellow business owners have shared regarding choices they have made in order to make ends meet. I can assure you that I will always consider the well-being of Sharonville residents first when appropriating hard earned resources. The city’s department managers are working hard to stretch dollars and provide consistent, quality services which we have all come to depend on, and each employee is doing his/her part to assist in these goals. I look forward to my continuing opportunity to work with these professionals on your behalf.”

Paul Schmidt At large

“As a resident of Sharonville for more than 30 years, I have been active in community programs for many years: church, school, youth sports, and the city of Sharonville. “Currently I serve as the soccer referee coordinator, trainer, and certifier for our SYO and SAY programs. I have been a homebound instructor for Princeton High School for more than 15 years. I have been a member of the Sharonville Planning Commission for several years. My wife and I are members of Saint Michael Parish. “Earlier this year I retired as site manager for a large manufacturing facility. “I believe that my community efforts combined with my business/manufacturing experiences will provide a strong, experienced background for serving the city of Sharonville and its citizens. “My priorities are to attract and retain jobs, maximize the value of tax dollars, and communicate with our citizens.”

Al Ledbetter treasurer

“I am currently the treasurer for the City of Sharonville. “I have been in public service for approximately 36 years, with 28 years spent in a leadership role as a public administrator. Those 28 years provided me with the knowledge and experience that enables me to be a resource to the city and the other elected officials. I’ve developed and administered budgets from less than $1 million to $44 million. As an administrator I gained a working knowledge of the governmental bidding process, contract administration and state audits. “In turn, my experience as a public administrator laid a solid foundation and helped to make for a seamless transition to the city treasurer’s role. “One of the primary functions of the treasurer is to

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October 21, 2009

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Jacob Howard, Adam Smith and Hannah Thompson have each received an academic scholarship worth $6,000 from Campbellsville University. Howard of Sharonville is a graduate of Cincinnati Christian School. Smith and Thompson are graduates of Princeton High School.


Patrick M. Ligons, son of John M. and Patricia R. Yarber-Ligons of Springdale, has enrolled as a freshman at Colgate University. He is a graduate of Princeton High School.

SCHOOL NOTES Scholarships

Princeton High School seniors Megan Piphus and Kara Henderson were awarded National Achievement Scholarships from the College Board. The scholarship awards are based on the seniors’ 2009 PSAT scores.

Run for the Lions

Ursuline Academy will hold its second annual Run for the Lions 5K Race at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, beginning and ending at the school, 5535 Pfeiffer Road, Blue Ash. The event begins with an optional Mass at 7 a.m. and ends with a post-race hot breakfast and entertainment in the school theatre. Race will include awards to first three runners in each category, awards to first three overall male and female, awards to the fastest UA student and alumna and a gift bag and T-shirt for all pre-paid registrants. Cost for the race is: $15 (student

Unopposed maximize the returns on the city’s investments, adhering to state and federal guidelines. While an understanding of investing is fundamental, an understanding of the city’s cash flow is essential. “Serving as the city treasurer has provided me the opportunity to use my years of experience and is my way of giving back to the city that has given me so much. “In my years of public

early registration); $25 (adult early registration; $20 (student race day registration); and $30 (adult race day registration). Proceeds from the run directly benefit Ursuline students. Nov. 9 is the last day for pre-registration. Participants who sign up by then will receive the race T-shirt and gift bag. Entry forms are available at Deadline for online entries is at 5 p.m. Nov. 12. For more information, call the Ursuline Development Department at 791-5794.

Passing the grade

Students Bailey Uetrecht and Kelly Uetrecht, both of Springdale, achieved passing grades on one or more AP tests taken last spring. The students attend Roger Bacon High School.

From page A4 service, I have never seen a more difficult economic environment. It is times like this that leadership, experience and sound fiscal management can make a world of difference. “I am proud to live in Sharonville and honored to have served as the city’s treasurer. I believe I possess the experience, knowledge, leadership skills and integrity the public deserves.”


Moeller students who recently won academic accolades are, from left: first row, Troy Suter, Spencer Hidy and Carson Scheidler; second row, Peter Bruns, Nick Rein, Sam Beyer and Paul Krehbiehl; back row, Sebastian Marino, John Abeln, Liam Taylor and Kevin Carroll.

Moeller students earn academic honors Eleven Moeller High School seniors and one junior recently earned academic accolades. Three seniors were recognized as National Merit Scholar semifinalists: Peter Bruns, son of James and Margaret Bruns of Loveland; Thomas DeVore, son of Michael and Nancy DeVore of Loveland, and Christian Cagle, son of Will and Renee Cagle of Mt. Healthy. Bruns is a Moeller house vice captain and a captain of the academic team. DeVore serves as a captain of the Moeller varsity soccer team and is a big brother for the Corryville Little Buddies program. Cagle is a Pillar House Captain, serves with MACH 1 and is an accomplished artist. Other Moeller academic

honorees include: • John Abeln, son of Paul and Susan Abeln of Symmes Township, the Rensselaer Medal Award. • Samuel Beyer, son of Marty and Cheryl Beyer of Liberty Township, the Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award. • Kevin Carroll, son of Greg and Kimberly Carroll of Loveland, and Liam Taylor, son of Tom and Betsy Taylor of Loveland, Moeller’s Buckeye Boys State delegates. • Spencer Hidy, son of John and Patty Hidy of Hamilton, the Saint Michael’s College Book Award. • Paul Krehbiel, son of Dick and Anne Krehbiel of Indian Hill, earned the George Eastman Young Leaders Award. • Sebastian Marino, son


Moeller seniors who were recently named National Merit Scholar Semifinalists are, from left: Peter Bruns (Loveland), Thomas DeVore (Loveland) and Christian Cagle (Mount Healthy). of Peter and Kimberly Marino of Maineville, the Xerox Award. • Nick Rein, son of Ronald and Linda Rein of Mason, the University of Notre Dame Award. • Troy Suter, son of Michael and Shirley Suter of

Anderson Township, the Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award. Moeller junior Carson Scheidler, son of Joe and Leigh Scheidler of Liberty Township, was Moeller’s Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar representative.



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October 21, 2009

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Spartans don’t have answers for Alter By Tony Meale

This was a riddle the Spartans couldn’t solve. Facing Alter, the topranked Division-IV team in Ohio, the Roger Bacon High School football team was blanked 27-0 at home Oct. 16. It was Roger Bacon’s seventh straight defeat. The Spartans (1-7, 0-5) mustered just 62 yards of total offense and allowed 356, including 288 yards on the ground; all four Alter touchdowns were of the rushing variety. Senior tailback Jorian Hudson led Bacon with five rushes for 13 yards, while quarterback Josh Ungerbuehler was 3-of-12 passing for 28 yards. Roger Bacon started the season with a 34-32 win over Mount Healthy Aug. 28, but the Spartans have since gone cold, losing seven games by an average of 13.4 points per game. “The key (to the Mount Healthy game) was our ability to make big plays on defense; we made a lot of big plays that kept us in the game,” head coach Kevin

Huxel said. “But since then, I think it’s been our inability to make big plays when we need them.” The Spartans’ offense has been in hibernation since scoring a combined 60 points in the first two games of the year. Roger Bacon has scored just one touchdown in its last four games combined and has averaged just three points per game over that stretch. “We knew our O-Line would be small, and I think bigger teams just wear us out in the second half,” Huxel said. He may be right. Roger Bacon has entered halftime tied or ahead in four of its eight games this season, but has won only once. Still, the Spartans kept it close in most of their games. They have two three-point losses on the year – 31-28 to Campbell County Sept. 4, and 6-3 at Fenwick Sept. 25. They have lost by more than 13 points just twice. It is of little comfort to

Huxel. “Some games were close, but we still lost,” he said. “So there are no moral victories there.” Nevertheless, Huxel has been impressed with both of his UC recruits, seniors Solomon Tentman (DE/LB) and Jorian Hudson (WR). “They’ve both had real solid years,” he said. “And teams have been doubleteaming Jorian on offense to take him out of the game.” Hudson, however, is averaging 12.0 yards per catch and leads the GCLCentral in receiving yards, with 407. Tentman, meanwhile, is second in the league in sacks, with 3.5 Huxel is also happy with seniors Drake Fletcher (LB) and Ed Spaeth (DT). “He’s a small defensive tackle,” Huxel said of Spaeth. “But he gives everything he has on every play.” Roger Bacon plays at Chaminade Julienne (7-1, 4-1) Oct. 23 before closing the season at home against Purcell Marian (1-7, 0-6) Oct. 30. A GCL -Central title and a winning season are no longer possible for Roger Bacon, but Huxel’s players don’t plan on taking their final games lightly. “We want to show that we’re better than our record,” Huxel said. “I’m still pleased with the effort from everyone. We haven’t quit, and we’re not going to quit. We’ll keep fighting. I still enjoy working with these guys every day.”

Moeller 35, La Salle 14


Roger Bacon senior Jorian Hudson fights for yardage against Alter.

Moeller (8-0, 2-0) raced out to a 28-0 lead to remain perfect on the season. Senior quarterback Andrew Hendrix was 19-of31 passing for 195 yards and a touchdown; he also rushed for two scores. Junior tailback Tucker Skove led Moeller with 12 carries for 72 yards, while senior Jeff Aubin had 11 for 50. The Moeller defense, meanwhile, was dominant.


Roger Bacon High School senior quarterback Josh Ungerbuehler fights for yardage against Alter at home on Oct. 16. The Spartans lost 27-0. The Crusaders recorded seven sacks and two fumbles, and Dylan Ruter scored on a 25-yard interception return. The Lancers ran 32 times for just 75 yards – an average of 2.3 yards per carry – and had just six rushing yards at halftime. Moeller closes the regular season with two Saturday games – at Lakewood St. Edward on Oct. 24 and against St. Xavier (6-1, 20) at Nippert Stadium on Halloween night. At stake against St. X is the GCL South title and the No. 1 seed in the playoffs. Moeller entered Week Seven at No. 2 in the Harbin Ratings behind the Bombers.

Wyoming 54, Finneytown 0

The Cowboys improved to 8-0 (5-0), while the

Wildcats fell to 0-8 (0-5). Wyoming raced to a 480 halftime lead largely on the arm of junior quarterback Kyle Seyfried, who was 11-of-15 passing for 299 yards and five touchdowns before the break. Wide receiver Harry Meisner was untouchable, hauling in four catches for 193 yards – an average of 48.3 yards per reception – and three touchdowns. Running back Isaiah Nearor ran 17 times for 105 yards and a touchdown; he also scored on a 90-yard punt return. Wyoming, ranked No. 3 in the city in Divisions II-IV, hosts Taylor Oct. 23 before finishing the regular season against Indian Hill (5-3, 50) Oct. 30 in a game that will likely determine the Cincinnati Hills League champion. The game is at Wyoming.

CHCA 8, North Hardin 7

The Eagles won the game without scoring a touchdown. Senior kicker Joe Reifenberg kicked two field goals – including one as time expired – and the defense delivered a safety to overcome a 7-0 deficit. CHCA hosts Clark Montessori (4-4, 1-3) Oct. 23 before closing the regular season at Cincinnati Country Day (6-2, 2-2) Oct. 30.

Lakota West 28, Princeton 0

The Vikings struggled to get anything going offensively and were shut out for the first time since a 20-0 loss against Brookhaven in 2004. Princeton (2-3, 4-4) finishes the season with home games against Hamilton (26, 1-4) and Middletown (80, 5-0).

Wyoming tennis enjoys strong season By Mark Chalifoux

The Wyoming tennis team finished a stellar season by making the elite eight in the state team tournament and by qualifying a doubles team to the state tournament for the first time in more than six years. “It was an unexpectedly good season,” head coach Rodney Miller said.. “We only had four seniors on a roster of 12 and only one senior in the primary lineup. It was surprising for a team this young to be so productive.” Miller said the key to the team’s success was the strong play of several newcomers to the team. Freshmen Ashley Berg played No. 1 singles for the Cowboys and freshman Madison Bourbon played No. 2 singles for Wyoming. “They were both relatively productive for freshmen playing as the highest

Wyoming High School freshman Ashley Berg gets ready to return the ball. level,” Miller said. “They were both around .500, which isn’t bad for freshmen playing in the top slots.”

Miller said that both are tournament players and their prior experience helped prepare them to play big roles on the team this year.


Meredith Hennessy, another freshman, played No. 1 doubles with his sister, senior Olivia. Sarah and Abby Gibbons, twin sisters,

played No. 2 doubles for Wyoming. “They were very good and had some important wins, especially in our quest to get to the state team tournament,” Miller said. The team’s No. 3 singles player was sophomore Tess Thorsen. “She had an amazing record and was a big key to our success overall,” Miller said. “She was 18-2 and always gave us one point so we just had to find two other matches to win. That made this a very, very strong team.” Miller is also very optimistic about the team’s future, especially with so many underclassmen in the top seven spots for the Cowboys. “Girls tennis at Wyoming should be very, very good for the next four-to-five years. We have some good talent in the middle school program and that will only strengthen the base we

have. It will be very exciting,” he said. One of the high points of the season for Wyoming was when Ashley Berg and Tess Thorsen qualified for the state tournament as a doubles team, the first time Wyoming has sent anyone to the state tournament in at least six years. “They are friends on the court and off the court and seem to communicate well,” Miller said. “They are both tournament-level players and got a crash course in playing doubles from our assistant coach, Chris Hemingway, and that really helped.” Miller said he will be asking the girls to take on a lot of work in the offseason to make the 2010 season even more successful. “With the success they had this year, I think it encourages them to work harder so they can be even more successful next year and in the future,” he said.

Sports & recreation This week in volleyball

• Wyoming High School beat Finneytown High School 25-11, 25-13, 25-9, Oct. 8. Wyoming advances to 10-8 with the win. • Mount Notre Dame High School beat Mercy High School 20-25, 25-19, 25-21, 25-20, Oct. 8.

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Princeton High School’s Claudia Saunders came in third at the Fr. Rudy Invitational, Oct. 10, at 19:31. Princeton girls came in 11th as a team with a score if 281.

led MND with a 79 and finished fourth overall, while senior Molly Mullinger and junior Chelsea Theobald finished tied for 19th; each shot an 88. Senior Andrea Burns rounded out the top four with an 89, while senior Katie Carstens recorded a 92. The Cougars will travel to Columbus for the Division I state championship and compete on Ohio State University’s Gray Course the weekend of Oct. 23.

The Mount Notre Dame girls’ golf team advanced to the Division I state tournament after placing fourth at the district tournament at Weatherwax Golf Course on Oct. 14. The Cougars, which shot a 344, were the final team to qualify; Lakota West (322), St. Ursula (336) and Mason (337) finished first, second and third, respectively. Senior Kara Brinkmann

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• Wyoming High School boys shut out Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy 2-0, Oct. 10. Wyoming’s Evan Handler made five saves. Cory Macke and Joe Fegelman scored the goals. • Mt. Notre Dame High School girls shut out McNicholas High School 3-0, Oct. 12. MND’s Sam Shoemaker made five saves. Asia Hill, Samantha Gaier and Nora Lavelle scored the goals. MND advances to 6-4-4 with the win. • Wyoming boys shut out Indian Hill High School 3-0, Oct. 13. Wyoming’s Evan Handler made six saves. Joe Panos, Noah Gilbert and Alex Hinger scored the goals. Wyoming advances to 6-4-4 with the win. • Princeton High School girls tied 0-0 with Lakota East High School, Oct. 13. Princeton’s Andrea Perrin made nine saves. Princeton is 4-6-4 with the tie. • Wyoming girls shut out Indian Hill 1-0, Oct. 14. Wyoming’s Alexa Levick made 10 saves. Michelle Jolson scored the goal. Wyoming advances to 13-0-2, CHL 5-02, with the win.

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October 21, 2009



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October 21, 2009





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Public library system ‘overdue’ for changes

Now the Public Library comes hat in hand asking for even more tax money despite being the bestfunded library system in the State of Ohio. But the facts are clear: Overspending for guest speakers, free book giveaways, billboards and media campaigns (all timed for the tax levy vote) show a disregard of our tax dollars. In addition, they have failed to look for additional revenue streams, which we expect prudent and responsible managers of public tax dollars to do. They have made draconian staff and salary reductions, yet waste funds on meaningless and ineffective programs. It is easy to urge others to make cuts and improve their financial standing and then not make suggestions. Here are just a few items that generate revenue or reduce costs. This list was shared in much more

detail with the library staff and board, yet sadly rejected since it might make too much sense. 1. Using 2008 figures the library loaned Tom over 15.6 milBrinkman Jr. lion items. 45 percent or Community approximately Press guest 6.9 million were columnist audiovisual and digital. A simple one-dollar charge per item would raise $6.9 million. Sure there may be a drop off of circulation, but with video rental stores charging between $4 and $ 5, it is still a bargain. 2. The 40-branch network, not counting the Main Library, circulates 10.9 million items with the average of 272,000 each. Yet nine branches circulate one third or less

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR School board races important

Does it matter who is elected in the Nov. 3 school board election? Absolutely! These individuals will make decisions affecting the quality of life in our communities, the education of our children and grandchildren and the spending of our tax dollars. School board members set the direction for public education for our state and nation. Serving on a school board is a tremendous responsibility. By law, school board members are charged with providing educational opportunities for your community’s youth. School board members should conscientiously work in the best interests of all students and all citizens. That’s why voters in every community should take the time to educate themselves about the candidates and vote for the candidates who are right for the job. If you want to have a say in who will make the decisions affecting your local schools, your children and the spending of your tax dollars, then learn about the issues and cast your vote for the responsible, qualified person who you believe can do the best job serving on your local board of education. Your community deserves the best. Our students deserve nothing less. Vote Nov. 3. Tawana Lynn Keels President, Ohio School Boards Association Member, Princeton City and Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development Blue Teal Drive Springdale

Emerson shows commitment

Julie Matheny, the mayor’s daughter, states her opponent was irresponsible enough to miss a deadline or simply didn’t feel it important enough to respond, in reference to posting campaign material on-line. Mrs. Matheny in another piece, delivered by the mayor himself, said she has attended all council and neighborhood watch meetings. Friends attending the watch meetings questioned her appearance, since she had never attended before campaigning. Last week alone Mrs. Emerson delivered a meal to a local family whose father is in the hospital awaiting a liver transplant. She has taken a weekly group of seniors to lunch because they need help with transportation. She and her husband cut down two dead trees for an unemployed neighbor, cited by the city. She would never mention this to anyone because she doesn’t do it to get votes; she does it because it’s the right thing to do. It’s her way, always has been and always will be. Mrs. Matheny should get to know someone before she attacks their character or questions their judgment. I sure am glad I am getting the opportunity to see what kind of person I get to choose to represent me and my values on city council. Craig DePeel Dimmick Avenue Springdale

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than that. Serious consideration must be give to closing these underutilized branches. Every one of these branches is within two miles of another branch. 3. Of the branches, the library owns 30; three have a rent of $1 or less but seven pay full rent. It would seem logical to stop paying rent. I do not know which rental facilities also have low circulation and are close to other libraries and are on the bus line and have a separate children’s section and special magazines, etc. That is not my job. We are just pointing out that there is a basis to make hard choices and they must be made. 4. Currently one can run up fines to $9.99 without loss of privileges. Dropping this tolerance to $4.99 and thus forcing the repayment of outstanding fines could

result in $374,000 to $721,000. 5. There are 206,000 cardholders in Hamilton County and 29,000 out of county cardholders. The library lists a $25 charge to out of county cardholders, yet the library has not collected this fee for years. With Hamilton County taxpayers now paying a new tax, shouldn’t out of county users pay something? 6. Some have advocated charging the 206,000 cardholders a dollar a year. After all, the Hamilton County parks charge a fee even after we are taxed. How about charging a high fee like $ 20 for a special preference card that gives those card holders a first shot at getting new titles and access to on line resources? Friends of the Library members are getting special treatment, so this is nothing new. 7. Library employees are paid every two weeks. Many state

Issue 1 says thanks to veterans Since WWI, Ohio has given veterans bonuses as a small token of thanks for sacrifices they’ve made for our country. This Nov. 3, Ohioans will have the chance once again to show their gratitude by voting for Issue 1, awarding a cash bonus to Ohio veterans of the wars in the Persian Gulf, Iraq and Afghanistan. I carried this resolution in the Ohio House earlier this year. It passed without opposition in both the House and Senate. Our citizens first approved such a measure in 1921 for veterans of World War I. Since then we’ve enacted bonuses for World War II veterans, Korean War veterans and veterans of the Vietnam War. Generally, the 2009 Veterans Bonus pays up to $1,000 for service in theater and $500 for other active service during the wars. Medically disabled service members may receive a one-time pay-

ment of $1,000. The families of soldiers who do not return will receive a $5,000 death benefit. Each previous Veterans Bonus was Connie financed with Pillich low interest bonds, and Issue Community 1 is the same. Press guest Issuing bonds columnist makes sound budget sense because these bonds attract investors with tax-free income and Ohio benefits from the low interest rate. In other words, this is cheap money. The annual cost amounts to less than one percent of our debt service. It will be a part of our state budget, and our budget will be balanced. Moreover, this tried and true financing works.


Ohio voters have consistently and overwhelmingly approved these measures. This small bonus will go far in expressing our gratitude to Ohio’s veterans for all they have done for us. They leave their homes, their families, and their lives, and they go off to war on our behalf. They report as ordered, sleep in the sand, fight in the heat, and face daily danger while we live in air conditioning, shop at well-stocked markets, and retire to our own beds at night. And after 15 or 18 months at war, our GIs come home to find their old lives disjointed at best. The least we can do is give them a little boost to ease the transition back to civilian life. I urge you to support Issue 1. State Rep. Connie Pillich represents Ohio’s 28th District. She lives in Montgomery.

CH@TROOM Oct. 14 questions

Do you think the efforts to expand Sharonville’s convention center are worth the expense? Why or why not? No responses. Should the federal government’s incentive program for new home buyers be extended? Why or why not? “I would like the see the current home buyer incentive package extended into 2010. I would like to see two changes however. Up the tax credit to $15,000 and make it for any home buyer (not just first time). This is how it was originally written. I would also like the see the Cash for Clunkers program revived. It is time to assist the common man instead of bailing out incompetent banks and auto companies. Go Figure!” T.D.T. “I think so. It could revitalize our economy by moving the inventory of unsold homes. It is a boost to the construction industry and will put more unemployed builders back to work. I have a friend who is a plasterer by trade and has only had four new homes

to work on compared to the 25 or 30 he normally does in a year.” Duke “Before we start random programs to help ‘select’ persons buy a new home or stay in their home, we need to take a step back and look at what incentives would really start the economy moving. There are not enough people with jobs; therefore not enough homes can be purchased to make a substantial impact on the economy. Maybe we should look at keeping jobs in the U.S. and stop sending jobs to Mexico, Guatamala, Honduras, China, etc. ... keeping jobs here would spike the economy and we would not need to spend money to make money!” Florence “I feel that it should be extended with additional emphasis on qualifications. It’s probably the only way some buyers will be able to afford a home of their own.” B.N. “No, if a person can not save enough money for a down payment on a house why should they

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employees are paid monthly. This simple change saves money. Hopefully they are paid with direct deposit the check stub is distributed on line. More savings with that. 8. Was buying 1,000 copies of the last “Harry Potter” necessary? That is 25 copies a branch. Once again, the library is not Barnes & Noble. We have witnessed the pulling of hundreds of books off the shelves that were never checked out. And where are those copies of “Harry Potter” now? Overbuying of DVDs in order to have the latest hot release is wrong; they are not Blockbuster and should not even try to complete. The library has not been a good steward of our tax dollars. We should not give them more until long “overdue” changes are made. Tom Brinkman Jr. served for eight years in the Ohio General Assembly from eastern Hamilton County.

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Next question Sharonville council has voted to support the high-speed rail proposal that would run from Columbus to Cincinnati. Sharonville has applied for funding to build a station in the city. Would you like to see a high rail station in your community? Why or why not? Should local governments consider consolidating services to lower costs? If so, which services? 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. be taking some of my money to buy a home.” L.S. “It should not be extended. As that past year has taught us, people need to learn to save for what they buy and not just spend, spend, spend. The government is already trillions of dollars in debt – and we who saved and didn’t overspend are the ones paying for it. I’m tired of the giveaways!” D.H.



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Renee Loftspring, right, and coach Rob Wocks work together to teach the participants in sled hockey at Sports Plus in Evendale.

Montgomery resident brings sled hockey to local players By Amanda Hopkins

After reading in a magazine about sled hockey, Renee Loftspring got the idea to bring the sport to Cincinnati. The Montgomery resident is a physical therapist and had the connections to be able to reach interested participants for sled hockey, which is adaptive ice hockey for children and adults that have a physical condition that could prevent them from ice skating standing up. “I thought this would be really neat, it would be a perfect match,” Loftspring said. The players have helmets, elbow, shoulder and shin pads and sticks which have tiny ice picks on one end to help propel them on their sleds and the other end set up for puck handling. Loftspring said the 12 participants in sled hockey have varying degrees of disability, half of them suffering from spina bifida, a birth defect that affects the spinal cord. Loftspring, whose son plays stand-up hockey, also became involved with USA Hockey, the governning body for hockey teams, and is the representative for the disabled people involved in other forms of adaptive ice hockey in four states. The team was organized in October 2008, using its first season as a learning experience for the players

For more information … on how to participate, donate or volunteer with the sled hockey team at Sports Plus in Evendale, contact Renee Loftspring at You can learn more about sled hockey at www. and coaches. Sycamore High School hockey coach Rob Wocks coaches the 12 participants in sled hockey every week at Sports Plus in Evendale. He said his players from the high school often come in to help with the sled hockey, assisting the players with their sleds and other aspects of the game. Now in their second season, Loftspring said that the Cincinnati Icebreakers received a $10,000 grant from the National Hockey League Players Association and have been able to purchase 10 new sleds and sticks. “Our goal is that our program grows because we have enough to suit up 19 players,” Loftspring said. The team plans to travel this year to compete against teams from Columbus and Cleveland and teams based in Indiana, Michigan and Pennsylania. For more information about sled hockey in Cincinnati visit



Author signs

The Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County is hosting Michael Banks at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Madeira Branch Library, 7200 Miami Ave., Madeira. The author discusses and signs Ruth Lyons biography “Before Oprah: Ruth Lyons The Woman Who Created Talk




Born, raised and always an educator

“Teaching is an instinctual art, mindful of potential, craving of realizations, a pausing, seamless process.” – A. Bartlett Giamatti, former president, Yale. University

Karen Brentley loves being an educator; it is part of her DNA. Education and hard work were instilled in Karen, her six sisters and one brother by their 81year-old mother, who taught in the Cincinnati Public Schools, and their 91-year-old father, Evelyn who rightfully conPerkins siders the achievements of his children Community as his legacy. Press Karen took her columnist parents’ lessons to heart. After extensive studies in Western History, social studies, political science, education and geography at Miami University, she earned a master’s in guidance and counseling from Xavier. In addition to classroom teaching, she has also been a school social worker, retiring from the Midwest School Social Work Council in 2005. EVELYN PERKINS/CONTRIBUTOR That same year she was named Social Karen Brentley at home with her prized South African drum, a gift from a student in her U.S. world and Worker of the Year by the School government history class. Social Worker Association. For 35 years, she taught social studies and people to dialog regarding civil rights Black Methodist Church Renewal. She history in the Cincinnati Public and social justice issues which are the believes to whom much is given, Schools. She was also the social work- elephant in the room that must be rec- much is required. er and liaison helping students with ognized.” “I’ve been blessed with a great their lives. Married 10 years, Karen and hus- family, friends and sisterhood support, “I viewed my work as a ministry band, David, have a blended family of and I love being able to give back,” and a mission. I valued students as two sons each and two grown-up she said. people and connected them with grandsons. David Oldham works for An avid reader, Karen belongs to resources. I called my work with them the Georgia Soccer Association. Kyle two reading groups. trauma, drama and triage,” she said. “I love to read about different Oldham is in his third year of working The best testimony to her success is toward his Ph.D in social justice at the places, and have traveled to Hawaii, that students tell her how she touched University of Massachusetts. Thur- Cancun, California, Arizona, Nevada, their lives and made a difference. Her mond Brentley has two sons, and Texas and all states east of the MissisSpringdale home is beautifully deco- Trevor Brentley rounds out the all- sippi River.” She participated in the rated with a collection of African stat- male septet. Maybe Karen needs a Walk to Emmaus, a spiritual renewal uary and pictures students have given couple of little girls to keep her compa- program. A creative and inspiring her. woman, she exercises, eats healthily ny. Since her official retirement, Karen David and Karen are members of and turned her diabetes diagnosis into is back in the classroom teaching New Vision United Methodist Church, a health sentence. Black World Studies at Miami Univer- where he is the associate pastor. Karen Evelyn Perkins writes a regular column sity in Hamilton. is very active in all aspects of church about people and events in the Tri-County “Teaching is challenging. This is an life: choir, Sunday school and United Press area. Send items for her column to exciting time with all the changes Methodist Women. She is a lay leader, 10127 Chester Road, Woodlawn, 45215, we’ve seen on a political level, causing the worship chair and a member of the or call her directly at 772-7379.

Decorate a pumpkin

The Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County is hosting the teen pumpkin decorating contest at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road. Turn in entries by Oct. 24 or decorate at the library. No cutting, piercing or puncturing the pumpkin. The maximum size pumpkin is 8 inches. Pumpkins are provided by request. The event is free and open to ages 12-18. Call 369-4476.


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Pumpkin walk

The city of Montgomery is hosting the pumpkin walk from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at Pioneer Park, 10505 Deerfield Road. The event is open to ages 10 and under. Children collect goodies along path from costumed characters. The first 100 participants receive mini pumpkin. It also includes a magic show and hayrides. The event is free. Call 8912424 or visit

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WSMA jazz, cajun musical ‘gumbo’ Oct. 24

Jazz with a side of spice is on the program Oct. 24 as the Wyoming School Music Association presents its third annual Jazz Night. Headliners for the cabaret-style evening is the popular band Noteworthy, an ensemble of Wyoming musicians. Also on the bill is Lagniappe, which plays a Cajun-influenced repertoire. Accompanying the musical entertainment will be a Cajun dinner by the bite, designed by Wyoming chef Patty Hipsley, and a silent auction. The event takes place from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Wyoming Golf Club, 81 Mt. Pleasant Ave. Cost is


Maple Knoll resident Jerry Pietch works on a floral piece for the Holiday Bazaar. $40 per person. Reservations are requested by Oct. 16 and can be made by calling 821-2336. All proceeds from the event benefit music programs in the Wyoming City Schools.

Maple Knoll prepares for holiday bazaar

Residents of Maple Knoll

Village and members of the Maple Leaf Auxiliary are busy preparing crafts to sell at Maple Knoll’s 30th annual Holiday Bazaar. The bazaar will take place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Nov. 7. People return each year to shop for unique gifts including hand-woven items, floral arrangements,

jewelry, and holiday crafts and collectibles. New this year, Camera Happy Photography will be on hand Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to take holiday photos of your pet. WMKV 89.3 FM will broadcast classic holiday shows to set the mood. Plus enjoy food, raffle items and split-the-pot. The bazaar takes place in the Maple Knoll Auditorium at 11100 Springfield Pike in Springdale. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Mary Kammer at 782-2420.


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Hilltop Artists Art Show, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Maple Knoll Village, 11100 Springfield Pike. Main Street Gallery. Watercolor, oil, pen and ink, color pencil, fabric collage, monotype and monoprint. Benefits Maple Knoll Future Care Fund. Exhibit continues through Dec. 7. 782-2462. Springdale.


Business Connection Lunch, 11:30 a.m.1:15 p.m. Ron Hakes, director of Emergency Services and Labor Partnerships at the Cincinnati Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, presents “Emergency Response!”, Scarlet Oaks Career Development Campus, 3254 E. Kemper Road. Includes lunch. $35, $25 chamber members. Registration required. Presented by Sharonville Chamber of Commerce. 554-1722; Sharonville.


Wyoming Square Dance Class, 6:30 p.m. Wyoming Civic Center, 1 Worthington Ave. No prior dance experience necessary. Partners not guaranteed. $5. 812-656-8156. Wyoming.


StrollerFit, 9:45 a.m.-11 a.m. Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road. Nature Center Lot. Free. Presented by StrollerFit - North Central. 754-2280; Sharonville.


Springdale Farmers Market, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Springdale Town Center, 11596 Springfield Pike. Fresh produce, baked goods, herbs, meats and honey. Presented by City of Springdale. 346-5712. Springdale.


Kitchen & Bath Design Seminar, 6:30 p.m. Neal’s Design Remodel Gallery, 7770 E. Kemper Road. Project consultants and designers present. Includes light fare. Free. Registration required. Presented by Neal’s Design Remodel. 489-7700. Sharonville. F R I D A Y, O C T . 2 3


Pre-School Sampler, 12:30 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Sharonville Community Center, $23, $20 residents per session. 563-2895. Sharonville.


John Agnew Art Show: Painting the Parks “En Plein Aire”, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sharon Woods, Free, vehicle permit required ($5 annually, $2 daily). 521-7275. Sharonville.


Gorman Heritage Farm, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Gorman Heritage Farm, 563-6663. Evendale.


Haunted Village, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Heritage Village Museum, 11450 Lebanon Road. Childfriendly headless horseman, trick-or-treating, games, shopping, entertainment and concessions. Children may wear costumes. $10, $5 ages 11 and under. 563-9484. Sharonville. St. Rita Haunted House, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. St. Rita School for the Deaf, $10. 771-1060. Evendale. Freaky Friday, 6 p.m.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.

Chad Daniels, 8 p.m. $12. Ages 18 and up. Go Bananas, 984-9288. Montgomery.

Pumpkin Harvest Festival, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Meadowbrook Care Center, 8211 Weller Road. Trick or treating, pony rides, hay ride, bake sale, entertainment, face painting, clowns, games and more. Free. 489-2444. Montgomery. St. Rita Haunted House, 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Children’s matinee. Lights on. Ages 11 and under. $2. St. Rita School for the Deaf, $10. 771-1060. Evendale. Halloween Story Time, 11 a.m. Black cat theme with picture books like “Black Cat Creeping.” Barnes & Noble Kenwood, 7800 Montgomery Road. Stories, crafts, activities, treats and costume parade. Come dress in costume. Free. 794-9440. Kenwood. Pumpkin Walk, 3 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Pioneer Park - Montgomery, 10505 Deerfield Road. Ages 10 and under. Children collect goodies along path from costumed characters. First 100 participants receive mini pumpkin. Includes magic show and hayrides. Free. Presented by City of Montgomery. 891-2424; Montgomery.




Cross-Tie, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Peg’s Pub, 10784 Reading Road. 733-9595. Evendale.


New Kid, 7:30 p.m. Sharonville Fine Arts Center, 11165 Reading Road. Nick and his parents are from the country of Homeland. He has just moved to America, a strange new place where he doesn’t even speak the language. Grades K-3. $5, $3 advance. Reservations recommended. Presented by Playhouse in the Park. 563-2895. Sharonville. S A T U R D A Y, O C T . 2 4


John Agnew Art Show: Painting the Parks “En Plein Aire”, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sharon Woods, Free, vehicle permit required ($5 annually, $2 daily). 521-7275. Sharonville.


Summer Dance, 8 p.m.-midnight, Paul Vail VFW Post 4369, 3318 E. Sharon Road. DJ Rodney playing music from 1970s to present. Snacks provided. Adults. $10. Presented by Paul Vail Post 4369. 859-835-4825. Sharonville.


ARTrageous Saturday, 11 a.m.-noon The Gizmo Guys: Comedic Jugglers. Raymond Walters College Muntz Hall, 9555 Plainfield Road. Muntz Theater. $5. Presented by Raymond Walters College. Through April 10. 745-5705. Blue Ash.


Sharon Woods Fishing Boathouse, 9 a.m.7 p.m. Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road. Ohio state fishing license required. Free fishing, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Sharonville.


Gorman Heritage Farm, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Gorman Heritage Farm, 563-6663. Evendale. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Turner Farm, 574-1849. Indian Hill.




Haunted Village, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Heritage Village Museum, $10, $5 ages 11 and under. 563-9484. Sharonville.


2009 Holiday Home Decorating Seminar, 1 p.m. Macy’s Kenwood Furniture Gallery, 7800 Montgomery Road. With Senior Designers Tracy Burske and Barb Donnellon. Learn about getting your home ready for the holidays, including tablesettings, decorations, accessories and guest rooms. Free. Reservations required. 745-8980, option 6. Kenwood.


Guided Farm Tour, 10 a.m. Gorman Heritage Farm, 10052 Reading Road. Member of farm staff gives insight on farm’s history and practices and answers visitors’ questions. Includes live animal visits. $8. Reservations recommended. 563-6663; Evendale. S U N D A Y, O C T . 2 5


John Agnew Art Show: Painting the Parks “En Plein Aire”, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sharon Woods, Free, vehicle permit required ($5 annually, $2 daily). 521-7275. Sharonville.


Big Band Dance, 2 p.m.-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.


StrollerFit, 9:45 a.m.-11 a.m. Sharon Woods, Free. 754-2280; Sharonville.


St. Rita Haunted House, 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Children’s matinee. Lights on. Ages 11 and under. $2. St. Rita School for the Deaf, $10. 771-1060. Evendale.



You can find all kinds of creepy creatures aboard the USS Nightmare in Newport. The haunted boat features three levels and 40 horrifying areas. It is open through Nov. 1, from 7-11 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays; and 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are $16 or $20 for faster entry. A special lighter and brighter kids matinee is this Sunday from 4-6 p.m. Tickets for the matinee are $6. To tour the boat or to find out more information, visit The tour itself lasts 40 minutes. The USS Nightmare is located at 101 Riverboat Row on the BB Riverboats Newport Landing.


Hamilton County Park District is hosting Hiking with Children from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville. Jeff Alt, author of “A Walk For Sunshine,” presents a hands-on seminar on planning a walk/hike with children. The program is designed for families who want to plan a fun and safe hike with their children. Come prepared for a short walk. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The event is free, but registration is required. Call 521-7275 or visit M O N D A Y, O C T . 2 6

BARS/CLUBS Monday Night Football Madness, 8 p.m. Sluggers Rockin’ Sports Cafe, 10765 Reading Road. With “Drinko Plinko” game and prizes. Through Jan. 11. 956-3797. Evendale. CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

StrollerFit, 9:45 a.m.-11 a.m. Sharon Woods, Free. 754-2280; Sharonville.

Village Squares, 8 p.m. St. Gabriel Consolidated School, 18 W. Sharon Ave. Plus level Western square and round dance club for experienced dancers. $5. 929-2427. Glendale. StrollerFit, 9:45 a.m.-11 a.m. Sharon Woods, Free. 754-2280; Sharonville.

Kitchen & Bath Design Seminar, 10:30 a.m. Neal’s Design Remodel Gallery, Free. Registration required. 489-7700. Sharonville.


Baby Sitter Training Course, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 10870 Kenwood Road. Ages 11-15. Learn accident prevention, first aid, diapering and feeding. $40. Registration required. Presented by American Red Cross Cincinnati Area Chapter. 792-4000; Blue Ash.


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Cincinnati Civic Orchestra, 3 p.m.-5 p.m. The Music of Spain. The “Carmen Suites” by George Bizet, “Espana” by Emmanuel Chabrier, “Piccolo Bolero” by Mantovani, and “Man of La Mancha” performed. Glendale Lyceum, 865 Congress Ave. Reception follows. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Civic Orchestra. 861-9978. Glendale.


Ice Skating Lessons, 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Sports Plus, 10765 Reading Road. Free. Online registration required. Presented by Learn to Skate Cincinnati. 759-4259; Evendale.

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


StrollerFit, 9:45 a.m.-11 a.m. Sharon Woods, Free. 754-2280; Sharonville.


Karaoke, 8 p.m. Sluggers Rockin’ Sports Cafe, 10765 Reading Road. With DJ Julie J. 9563797. Evendale. T U E S D A Y, O C T . 2 7

ART & CRAFT CLASSES Drawing, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Sharonville Community Center, 10990 Thornview Drive. Learn techniques to improve abilities for beginners and up. Pencils and charcoal will be used. Supplies provided. Ages 8-12. $20, $17 residents per session. Registration required. 563-2895. Sharonville.

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AUDITIONS Preteen Model and Actor Search, 7 p.m. New View Management Group, 10680 McSwain Drive. Studio. Seeking the next top model and actor for the children’s division. Bring two non-returnable photos to interview. With Kimberly Shroyer. Ages 5-11. Registration required. 733-4444. Sharonville. CIVIC

Hazardous Waste Drop-Off, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Environmental Enterprises Inc. 10163 Cincinnati-Dayton Road. Acceptable items include paint, household and auto batteries, thermostats, antifreeze and more. Hamilton County residents only. Proof of residency required. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Environmental Services. 946-7700; Sharonville.


Great Parks Club, noon-3 p.m. Lunch and Learn in the Garden. Learn the history of the park as well as tips for taking care of flowerbeds before winter. Glenwood Gardens, 10623 Springfield Pike. Ages 55 and up. Programs that entertain, educate and exercise the mind and body of older adults. $15. Registration required by Oct. 28 at 5217275; Woodlawn.


Flying Cloud Academy of Vintage Dance Classes, 7:30 p.m.-8:45 p.m. Foxtrot. The Center for the Arts, 322 Wyoming Ave. No partner needed. $8, $5 members and students with ID. No reservation needed. 7333077; Wyoming.


Computer and TV Recycling Drop-Off, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 2trg, $20 TVs over 60 pounds, $10 TVs under 60 pounds, free for other items. 946-7766. Blue Ash.


StrollerFit, 9:45 a.m.-11 a.m. Sharon Woods, Free. 754-2280; Sharonville.


Wyoming Farmers Market, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Wyoming Avenue Farmers Market, Corner of Wyoming and Van Roberts avenues, Local organic and sustainablyraised fruit, vegetables, eggs and meat, and carefully produced cottage products. Presented by Wyoming Farmers Market. 7616263; Wyoming. Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227. Indian Hill. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Turner Farm, 574-1849. Indian Hill.


Lobster Tuesdays, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Iron Horse Inn, 40 Village Square. Chef Nathaniel Blanford features lobster dinner special. Reservations recommended. 772-3333. Glendale.


The Cincinnati Cyclones kick off their season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, against the Wheeling Nailers, at the U.S. Bank Arena. There will be a North Division banner raising ceremony. Tickets are $12 or $24.50, front row. Visit


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ing for someone who genuinely “resonates” with us – who will understand us and recognize how we may feel in the circumstances of life. We are not asking that someone always agree with us, but that there is a genuine connection of their person with “my” person. What a satisfaction it is when someone stands in my shoes for a moment. That indicates a door is open. We tend not to shut as many doors when we remember and sense that though we are unique, there is still a solidarity within our human nature. Perhaps I’ve quoted her words too often, but I really feel Lily Tomlin expressed a great truth when she said, “We’re all in this together, by ourselves!” Our children are not children any longer; a customer is profit, a salesperson is overhead; parishioners are fellow-seekers, and clergy are not gods with thunderbolts; and a person seeking love and understanding, well, that’s all of us.


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Too often we are our own worst enemy. We badly want or need something, yet behave in such a way that we diminish our chances of getting it. For example: we’re lonely and look for a friend or someone to love us. And voila, we meet a likeable person who shows some interest in us. And what is our reaction? We desperately cling to them, phone or text message them 10 times a day, or express jealousy if they have other friends. Unless they’re equally obtuse, they’ll soon leave. We drive them away by giving them reason to fear suffocation, or that they’ll lose themselves in the black hole of our needs. On the other hand, we might close the door by exhibiting the opposite behavior. We are lonely and looking, but portray a selfsufficiency, gruffness or coolness that says in unspoken words, “Me, need someone? No way! Needing is only for weaklings.” Once again, the other person goes away. Who wants to stand before a closed door? Multiply those situations in various scenarios and we way get a picture of many people’s lives. There are sales-people who want to make a sale and become pushy or turn into a leach;

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Popcorn is the all-ages snack for the season

When we were kids, Mom had a certain aluminum saucepan that she popped corn in. I remember the lid was a bit battered so that when the popcorn started popping, some would pop all the way to the ceiling.

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Boil butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and salt. Stir constantly, about five minutes. Remove from heat, stir in baking soda and vanilla. Gradually pour mixture over popped corn and mix well. Pour into shallow pans - Carolyn uses two or three 9-by-13-inch pans. Bake at 250 degrees for one hour. Stir every 15 minutes. Cool completely, and break apart. Store in tight containers.

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I’ll be making these with the grandkids this week. You can make all sorts of shapes – like ghosts, tombstones, etc. and decorate with tiny candies. You can also put these on sticks, make tiny balls for a party, etc. 1 ⁄2 cup popcorn, popped or 1 bag microwave popcorn, popped (11-12 cups popped corn) 5-6 cups mini marshmal-

lows (about a 10 oz bag) 6 tablespoons butter or margarine 11⁄2 teaspoons vanilla l cup mini M&M type candies (optional) Melt marshmallows and butter over low heat. Stir until smooth. Add vanilla and blend. Combine candies with popcorn in a bowl sprayed with vegetable spray, and pour marshmallow mixture over. Mix well with sprayed spatula and spoon and form into balls with sprayed hands or pour into sprayed 9-by13-inch pan (when chilled, cut into squares).

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You can form the balls ahead minus the olives and refrigerate. Just increase the baking time. 3 cups all purpose baking mix (I use Kroger brand) 1 pound uncooked regular or hot pork sausage 8 oz Muenster or cheddar cheese, shredded Pimento-stuffed olives Preheat oven to 400. Mix everything together and shape into small 11⁄4 inches or so balls. Put on sprayed baking sheet. Press 1 pimiento-stuffed olive into the center of each ball, pressing so it will stick. Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at columns@ with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Or call 513-248-7130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at

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Halloween Nights at Parky’s Farm

Planetarium lights up Halloween skies This October, Drake Planetarium brings a family-friendly Halloween Laser Show to the tristate, “Laser Spooktacular.” This humorous show features “monster” hits through the years, from Boris Pickett’s “Monster Mash,” to Michael Jackson’s ever-popular “Thriller,” and the recent hit, “Push It” by Garbage. For the rockers, Drake gives the classic Pink Floyd “Dark Side of the Moon Laser Show.” If you haven’t experienced a laser show, this is the one to see. The entire show schedule is at Tickets are $6 in advance, $7 at the door. Family pack of four tickets $20 in advance, $24 at door for Laser Spooktacular and $7 in advance, $8 at the door. Family pack of four tickets $25 in advance, $30 at door for Pink Floyd. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 396-5578.

kids alike with his grand illusions, magic and mystical storytelling. His shows are at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. nightly with additional shows at 9 and 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. And it wouldn’t be Halloween Nights without a Madcap Puppet Show. Their shows can be seen at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. nightly with an additional show at 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Families will enjoy a synchronized light show to spooky music, glowing pumpkins and a roaring campfire where everyone can make tasty s’mores! There will also be a rock climbing wall, moon bounce, pony rides for

$2.50 (children under age 7) and Parky’s Indoor Playbarn that will be open for the kids. General admission into Halloween Nights is $6, children 24 months and younger are free. Wednesday nights will be candy treat nights where each paid admission will receive a prebagged bag of candy. $1 coupons are available at the Hamilton County Park District Web site or in the Evergreen event program guide. Parky’s Farm is in Winton Woods at 10073 Daly Road. For more information, call 521-PARK (7275) or visit

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October 21, 2009

REUNIONS Hughes High School Class of 1969 – is planning to celebrate its 40-year reunion on Saturday, Oct. 24, with a dinner/dance at the Grove of Springfield Township. Classmates from the classes of 1967, 1968 and 1969 will be the hosts of this reunion. To make this the “Reunion of the 60s Decade” we are inviting other alumni classes from 1965 through 1969 to join in. Come out for a fun evening of

catching up with old friends, dining and dancing. Help is needed to find lost classmates. If you are an interested member of these classes or know of anyone who is, for more information and to register, contact Julia Caulton at 7425916. Amelia High School Class of 1959 – a reunion is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Holiday

Inn, Eastgate. For more information, call Rosalind (Fell) MacFarland at 752-8604. Our Lady of Perpetual Help – is having a reunion for all graduates from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at St. William’s Church Undercroft, West Eighth and Sunset avenues, Price Hill. Cost is $15 per person and includes soda, beer, chips, pretzels, bartender, hall rental and

music by Jerry “Tiger” Iles. Donations given to Santa Maria Community Services, Sedamsville Civic Association and other organizations. Graduates are asked to bring a snack to share. Last names from A to M are asked to bring appetizers. Names from N to Z are asked to bring desserts. Mail reservations to Pat Oates Telger, 4125 Pleasure Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45205. Include name, name of spouse or guest, address, phone number, e-mail address, year graduated and a check for $15 made out to Pat Telger. For questions, call Marlene Mueller Collinsworth, 921-0620; Cathy Boone Dryden, 859-282-1788; Kathy Oates Finkelmeier, 4514392; Jane Corns Garrett, 4517420; Jenny Corns Newman, 451-8787; Judy Oates Paff, 9228708 or Telger at 251-4507. Oak Hills High School Class of 1984 – is having a reunion from 711 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Meadows. Cost is $45 per person, and includes appetizers and open bar, and music from the band Bad Habit. Checks can be made to “Class of 1984 reunion” and be mailed to 3459 Ebenezer Road, Cincinnati, OH 45248. St. Margaret Mary School in North College Hill Class of 1969 – is conducting a 40-year reunion at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Clovernook Country Club, 2035 W. Galbraith Road. For details, contact Andy Kleiman at 859-441-6248.


Goshen High School Class of 1979 – is having its 30 year class


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reunion Saturday, Nov. 21, at Valley Vineyards, 2276 E. US 22 and 3, Morrow, Ohio. Meet and greet is from 6-7 p.m. Dinner and DJ is from 7-11 p.m. No charge for meet and greet. Dinner and DJ is $30 per person. Make checks payable to Goshen High School Class of 1979, P.O. Box 27, Lebanon, Ohio 45036, c/o Debi Wallace. For questions, Contact Kim Cook at 967-1169, Debi Wallace at 673-1973, Diana Mohring at, Denise McFadden at denisemc09@, Nina Ross at 545-6289 or, or Tim Johnson at 824-2353, or Our Lady of Victory Class of 1974 – is having its 35th reunion at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at St. Simon Church, Fr. Plagge Hall. Cost is $25 per person or $45 couple. Beer, wine, snacks and food will be available. Classmates that need to be located: Bruce Bruno, Paula Dietrich, Kim Meier, and Mary Ann Owens McCrillis. RSVP no later than Nov. 1 to any one of the following: Denise Emmett: 702-9077, Karen Wuebbling Sutthoff 738-4138, Kim Lynch Breitenbach 484-4913, Mary Pat McQuaide 922-8021, Suzette Brucato Timmer 9227085, or visit the class’ reunion page at St. Dominic Class of 1988 – reunion is being rescheduled for the fall at a date and place to be determined. E-mail Angela (Fischer) Seiter at for information.

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LEGAL NOTICE The Board of Building and Zoning Appeals of the City of Wyoming, Ohio hereby gives notice that a public hearing will be held on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Building Council Chambers, 800 Oak Avenue, Wyoming, OH 45215 to hear and decide the following appeal request: A request for a permit to construct a one-story addition to the existing home at 211 Charles Street, Wyoming, OH 45215 was denied as the proposal violates the front and side yard requirements of Sections 1153.04 (a) and 1153.04 (b) of the City of Wyoming Codified Ordinances respectively which establish the minimum front yard and side yard requirements for homes in the AA, Single-family Residence District. City of Wyoming Board of Building and Zoning Appeals 1654

Havdallah under the stars The Jewish Sabbath is officially over on Saturday evening when three stars in the sky are visible, but why? Come find out the answer to that and other astronomical questions at Havdallah Under the Stars at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at Northern Hills Synagogue-Congregation B’nai Avraham, 5714 Fields Ertel Road (between Interstate 71 and Snider Road). Families and friends of all ages are welcome, and s’mores and hot chocolate will be provided. The evening will also include a bonfire. The Havdallah ceremony, involving the use of wine, spices and a ceremonial braided candle, marks the symbolic end of Shabbat, and ushers in the new week. After Havdallah is celebrated, Daniel Kuntz from the Cincinnati Observatory will talk about his passion ... the evening sky to the naked eye. He will discuss the planets and their unique characteristics, as well as the space missions that have taken place or are planned to each planet. Kuntz will also point out common constellations and provide a tour of the sky through telescopes. “It’s exciting to think that this program will make a connection between today and yesterday, celebrating an age old tradition under the same night sky our ancestors saw when they looked up,” said Tracy Weisberger, director of education and programming for Northern Hills Synagogue and coordinator of the event. Bring a telescope if you have one. There is no charge for the event, but reservations are appreciated. Call 931-6038.

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October 21, 2009

RELIGION Ascension Lutheran Church

Ascension’s Sunday worship service is at 10 a.m. Sunday school and adult forum begin at 9 a.m. A nursery is provided during the worship service. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288;

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

The church is hosting Trick or Trunk from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28. Families are invited to participate in free Halloween fun. The event includes crafts, Halloween games, face painting and treats. The Fall Craft/Vendor Show is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. It is free. Senior Men meet every at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday for lunch. Bring your lunch and enjoy the fellowship. Kids Morning Out is from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday through Thursday. It is open to children 6 months-kindergarten. The cost is $10 for one child and $15 for families of two or more. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 791-3142; Forest Dale Church of Christ Through Sunday, Nov. 8, Forest Dale Church of Christ will host a new financial sermon series entitled, “Saving for Life.” Senior minister Jay Russell will explore the reasons we spend, have, save and

sacrifice. The series will be presented each week during the church’s 9 a.m. Classic Worship Service and the 11 a.m. Morning Worship Service. More information is available through the church office at 825-7171 or at The church is hosting an H1N1 Preparedness Seminar at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2. Springdale health commissioner Cammie Mitrione will present an update on the virus since it broke out in Mexico, vaccine developement, local preparedness, precautions to protect oneself and one’s family, and the warning signs of serious illness. The church’s recently returned shortterm work team to Colombia will report on its trip at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8. A lunch of Colombian-style foods will be served and donations will be accepted in support of the church’s short-term team to India that will depart in early 2010. The church is at 604 West Kemper Road, Springdale; 825-7171;

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

The church is hosting Scrapbooking from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. nearly every third Monday. Free childcare is provided. You must register by 5 p.m. Friday before the Monday event. For more information, call the church at 891-1700. The dates are: Nov. 16, Dec. 14, Jan. 25, Feb. 22, March 15, April 19, May

17, June 7, July 19 and Aug. 16. The church is at 7701 Kenwood Road, Kenwood; 891-1700.

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.

Montgomery Community Church

The church is hosting “GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays” seminar from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, in the Community Room of the Symmes Township Library (11850 Enyart Road). It is a helpful, encouraging seminar for people facing the holidays after a loved one’s death. Space is limited to the first 50 adults; pre-registration is required. There is no charge for this event. Topics to be discussed include “Why the Holidays Are Tough,” “What to Expect,” “How to Prepare,” “How to Manage Relationships and Holiday Socials” and “Using the Holidays to Help You Heal.” Those who attend will receive a free book with over 30 daily readings providing additional insights and ideas on holiday survival. Child care through sixth grade will be provided during the event at the church. Pre-registration for child care is required. To


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Sharonville United Methodist Church has services; 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. are traditional worship format, and the 9:30 a.m. service is contemporary. SUMC welcomes all visitors and guests to attend any of its services or special events. The church is at 3751 Creek Road, Sharonville; 563-0117.



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

Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA)

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

St. Martin Dr Porres Catholic Church

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

Sycamore Christian Church

“Growing Closer to God, Growing Closer to Neighbor”

www. 513-522-3026

1553 Kinney Ave, Mt. Healthy

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

Pastor Todd A. Cutter

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

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 "Finding God Through Humpty Dumpty: When Things Fall Apart"!

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

Mt. Healthy Christian Church


(Disciples of Christ)

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

EPISCOPAL ChristChurchGlendaleEpiscopalChurch 965 Forest Ave - 771-1544 The Reverend Roger L Foote The Reverend Laura L Chace, Deacon 8am Holy Eucharist I 9am Holy Eucharist II 11am Holy Eucharist II Child Care 9-11 Healing intercessory prayer all services

LUTHERAN Christ Lutheran Church (LCMS)

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

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

Sunday School 10:15

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

Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS 5921 Springdale Rd 1mi west of Blue Rock

Rev Lyle Rasch, Pastor

Worship 10:30 am Sunday School: 9:20 am Traditional Service and Hymnbook


Sharonville United Methodist Church

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The church conducts worship at 10:30 a.m., Sundays and Divine Providence Study Group the first four Sundays of the month from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The church is located at 9035 E. Kemper Road, Montgomery; 4899572.

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Wednesday of every month. The event includes light refreshments and a study of Beth Moore’s “Stepping Up.” The church hosts Adult and Youth Bible Studies at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. The church is at 6555 Cooper Road, Sycamore Township; 891-7891, www.sycamorechristianchurch.

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


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


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PRESBYTERIAN Northminister 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

680 W Sharon Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45240


Traditional Service: 9:30am ConneXion Contemporary Service: 11:15am Sunday School: 10:30am

Monfort Heights United Methodist Church

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!

Mt Healthy United Methodist Church

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

Sharonville United Methodist

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

3751 Creek Rd.


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

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


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

Salem White Oak Presbyterian

Church By The Woods PC(USA) Sun Worship 10:00am Childcare Provided 3755 Cornell Rd 563-6447 ............................................

Taiwanese Ministry 769-0725



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

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

Nursery Provided

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

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

Nursery Available/Handicap Access

St Paul - North College Hill

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


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On the record

October 21, 2009


Road, Sept. 24. Kevin Helton, 29, 306 W. Vine St., theft at 2801 Cunningham, Sept. 26. Larissa Thompson, 30, 1136 Senate Drive, child endangering at 2801 Cunningham, Sept. 26.


Lashawn Nickles, 20, 2003 Catalpa Ave., robbery at 10700 Medallon Drive, Sept. 22. Tracy Donald, 52, 7930 Lone Oak Court, theft at 10500 Reading

Incidents/investigations Menacing by stalking

were arrested within hours of the report trying to cash one of the checks, Oct. 8. 700 block of Woodbine; front passenger window broken out of parked vehicle; GPS, valued at $200, taken from the vehicle, Oct. 10. 300 block of Oak Avenue; gas can and soft drinks removed from open garage; value approximately $20, Oct. 10.

Reported at 10270 St. Rita Lane, Sept. 21.

Passing by checks

Check valued at $3,139 returned at 2721 E. Sharon Road, Sept. 22.


Services valued at $40 not paid for at 2801 Cunningham Drive, Sept. 22. Walk boards valued at $1,050 removed at 10235 Spartan Drive, Sept. 22. Tools valued at $12,900 removed at 9685 Ottervein Road, Sept. 23.


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Chastity Brock, 36, 1910 Montrose Ave., Cincinnati, forgery. Oct. 8. Jesse Ofori, 22, 30 Merlin Drive, Fairfield, warrant for failing to pay fines and costs due to Mayor’s Court, Oct. 8. Michael Mohn, 23, 9272 CincinnatiColumbus Road, Cincinnati; warrant for failing to pay fines and costs due to Mayor’s Court, Oct. 11.

Incidents/investigations Suspicious vehicle

100 block of Creekwood Square; male was seen running from a white vehicle; investigation revealed that the vehicle was wanted by the Springdale Police Department for a hit skip auto accident. Investigation turned over to Springdale Police Department, Oct. 9.

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Thomas Schmid, 22, 4095 Sharon Park Lane, operating vehicle intoxicated at 800 block of Hauck, Sept. 19. Jamie Parker, 25, 830 W. North Bend Road, drug paraphernalia at Galen College of Nursing, Sept. 17. Randolph Talbert, 23, 2284 Reading Road, trafficking of drugs, possession of drugs, obstructing official business at 10900 Crown Pointe Drive, Sept. 16. Ken Pritchett, 30, 1634 Ardwick Lane, possession at Travelodge, Sept. 16. William Mcosker, 18, 756 Wards Corner Road, burglary at 11281 Lebanon Road, Sept. 29. Christopher Clemons, 25, 5815 Montgomery Road, aggravated burglary at 10857 Sharondale, Sept. 25. Deondrea Andrews, 27, 4846 Hawaiian Terrace, aggravated burglary at 10857 Sharondale, Sept. 25. Ronald Hart, 31, 5412 Loconia Ave., aggravated burglary at 10857 Sharondale Road, Sept. 25. Terrel Twitty, 25, 1902 Lawn Ave., aggravated burglary at 10857 Sharondale, Sept. 25.


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Pamela R. Lang

Pamela R. Lang, 59, of Wyoming died Oct. 11. Survived by husband, Charles C. Lang Sr.; son, Chuck (Tracey) Lang; grandchild, Caleb Lang; sister, Cindy (Mike) Leaf; niece and nephew, Jennifer (Jeremy) Smith and Blaine (Mary) Vize; greatnephews and great-niece, Blake,


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Breaking and entering

Reported at 11240 Reading Road, Oct. 5.


Poles valued at $50 removed at 11927 Rungan Drive, Sept. 29. Beer valued at $30 removed at 4001 Hauck Road, Sept. 25. Stereo and cigarettes valued at $68 removed at 3590 Verena Drive, Sept. 28. Reported at 2583 E. Sharon Road, Sept. 29. Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 12164 Lebanon Road, Oct. 1. Radio valued at $250 removed at 10857 Sharondale Road, Oct. 1. Merchandise valued at $73 removed at 12035 Lebanon Road, Oct. 1. Money removed from business at 11438 Lebanon Road, Oct. 2. GPS valued at $279 removed at 4020 Hauck Road, Oct. 4. Computer valued at $1,080 removed at 4015 Executive Park Drive, Oct. 5.

Incidents/investigations Child endangering

Reported at 11601 Springfield Pike, Sept. 30.

Criminal damaging


Vehicle windows and mirrors damaged at 11733 Chesterdale, Oct. 4.

Juvenile female, 16, theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, Oct. 6. Lawrence Smith, 25, 11812 Nuess, criminal damaging at 12105 Lawnview Ave., Oct. 5. Benjamin Morgan, 18, 11957 Hobbs Lane, theft, criminal damaging at 662 Allen Ave., Oct. 6. Nicholas Lee, 26, 6879 Gard Road,

Female reported at Kemper Road, Oct. 5.


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Robert F. West

Robert F. West, 78, of Sharonville died Oct. 7. Survived by wife, Bertha M. Isaac; children, Robert F. (Penny) West Jr., Richard (Toni) West, Donna

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SANIBEL ISLAND Quality, beachfront condos. Excellent service! Great rates! 1-888-451-7277


Bed & Breakfast

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

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


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

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

For more information, Visit the website at: or call 606-678-9494


CLEARWATER - Indian Rocks Beach 2br, 2ba Gulf Front condo. Heated pool, balcony. Many up grades. 513-771-1373, 260-3208

Victim struck at 11424 Lebanon Road, Sept. 30.



Fake $20 passed at 1595 Princeton Pike, Oct. 2.


Victim threatened at 11846 Lawnview Ave., Sept. 30.



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


Lee Burns, Olen (Sherree) Isaac, Priscilla Billingsley and Dale (Kelly) Isaac; sister, Anna Mae Moul; also survived by 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by child, Roger (Denise) Isaac; and brother, Walter West. Services were Oct. 12 at MihovkRosenacker Funeral Home.

513.768.8285 or

FLORIDA leads you to NW Florida’s Beach Vacation Rentals along the beaches of South Walton. Luxurious gulf-front homes, seaside condos and cottages. Dune Allen Realty, 50 yrs of excellent service and accommodations. 888-267-2121 or visit

Victim threatened with gun and $221 taken at 11347 Lippelman, Oct. 3.

driving under the influence at I 275, Oct. 5. Aimee Lanham, 37, 6150 Laurel Drive, driving under the influence at 12105 Lawnview Ave., Oct. 4. Genis Roblero-Trigueros, no age given, 1116 Chesterdale Drive, driving under the influence at 11900 Chesterdale, Oct. 3. Esedero Perez, 22, 1312 Chesterwood Court, child endangering at 12105 Lawnview Ave., Oct. 2. Kaneisha Brown, 20, 15 Parchman Place, theft at 300 Kemper Road, Oct. 2. Lavinna Ross, 18, 1440 Kemper Road, criminal damaging at 12105 Lawnview Ave., Oct. 2. Jessica Owens, 26, 1420 Main St., theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, Oct. 2. Michael Snyder, 37, 30 Westboro Road, obstructing official business, theft at 4700 Filager Drive, Oct. 2. Kevin Striley, 41, 10110 Princeton Pike, vandalism, breaking and entering at 1 Sheakely Way, Sept. 30. Jennifer Bonham, 26, 1568 Fay Road, theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, Sept. 30.

Travel & Resort Directory


ANNA MARIA ISLAND, FL Book Now for Winter to be in this bit of Paradise! Great fall rates, $499/week. 513-236-5091

Incidents/investigations Aggravated robbery


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

SIESTA KEY. Gulf front condo. Our complex is just 20 feet to one of the World’s Best Rated Beaches! Bright and airy, nicely appointed. All amenities. Cinci owner, 513-232-4854

A Beautiful Luxury Log Cabin Resort minutes from Dollywood & Pigeon Forge! Great amenities, pet friendly cabins. Excellent rates! Call now or visit us online 1-888-HSR-TENN (477-8366) CHALET VILLAGE Cozy cabins to luxurious chalets Fully furnished, hot tubs, pool tables. Check SPECIALS, availability and book online 24/7, or call 1-800-722-9617 GATLINBURG. Affordable rates. Fully furnished. 1-8 bdrms. Chalets, Cabins, Privacy, Views, Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, Fireplaces. 1-800-235-2661

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

SOUTH CAROLINA N. MYRTLE BEACH Coastal Condos, Inc. 1-4 bdrm oceanfront & ocean view units. Call 1-800-951-4880 or visit SEABROOK EXCLUSIVES Villas & Private Homes. Ocean, golf, tennis, equestrian. Pet friendly rentals. Free brochure. Book online! 888-718-7949.

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

BROWN COUNTY Be renewed by fall’s magnificent colors! Delight your family with a visit to Indiana’s autumn haven and family playground! Comfort Inn, in the ! of all of Nashville’s attractions. 812-988-6118


A Beautiful Cabin Getaway Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge. Hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, gas grill. $85/nt, 5 nt special $375. 800-793-8699. Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge. Vacation in a beautiful log cabin or chalet with hot tub, Jacuzzi, views & pool tables. Call about specials! 800-436-6618

TIME SHARES DISCOUNT TIMESHARES Save 60-80% off Retail! Worldwide Locations! Call for Free InfoPack! 1-800-731-0307


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