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Bethany School students brought their favorite pets to the Glendale campus for the annual Blessing of the Pets, in honor of St. Francis Day. SEE SCHOOLS, A7

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Drawn by history

Hauck House hosts festive college fundraiser By Kelly McBride Reddy

His grandparents had a nightclub act, his grandmother’s quartet won international competition, his mother’s quartet won championships, his uncle was organist for the Cincinnati Reds and his grandfather worked in sales for Baldwin and Wurlitzer. Now, who’d a thunk Rob Allgeyer would become an accomplished jazz musician? SEE LIFE, B1

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All jazzed up


The hand-carved wood, inlaid tile, stained glass windows and historic charm of the Hauck house recently met with local art that spanned traditional to modern for a silent auction to benefit the Art Institute of Cincinnati College of Design. The 1920s-themed event, planned by Duru Armagan and art institute student Jake Gerth, brought together 20 student artists and 27 local professional artists, who exhibited for sale their work during the Oct. 9 event. More than 250 people attended the exhibition at the estate, built as the summer home of brewer Louis Hauck in 1905, by GermanAmerican Architect Jacob Reuckert. It’s being restored by owner Andrew Thul. Thul, president of PrecisionBuilt, bought the 7,200-squarefoot house, which has 18 rooms that include 10 bedrooms and nine fireplaces, for $601,000 in an auction. “I bought it because such craftsmanship and workmanship needs to be kept and used,” Thul said. “That’s impossible to do these days.” He said he was happy to provide a setting for the exhibition. “It was festive,” Thul said. “There was art hanging everywhere.” The event raised $4,000 for scholarships to the school, in the Tri-County area. Nine paintings were sold. “The whole event was merging tradition with modern edge,”

“The whole event was merging tradition with modern edge. The venue was the historic Hauck House and the art work was traditional and funky modern art. We wore bright, funky outfits and put modern furniture in the house. We wanted to do something that’s never been done.”

Jake Gerth Art Institute of Cincinnati student

Gerth said. “The venue was the historic Hauck House and the art work was traditional and funky modern art. “We wore bright, funky outfits and put modern furniture in the house,” he said. “We wanted to do something that’s never been done.” The house, listed by Nat Comisar of Sibcy Cline, has attracted interest from a variety of potential buyers as it’s being restored. Possible uses include a bed and breakfast, school or even a doctor’s office. Previously, it had been used as a music school and even offices for mortgage brokers. “If somebody had a vision, now is the time to step up,” Comisar said. That’s because the work being done on the house could be tailored to fit the buyer’s needs as the restoration progresses. “This has been fun,” he said. “We’re not just selling a box or dirt. “This is history, and tradition,” Comisar said. “It’s engaging at all levels.”


Making his point

Wyoming quarterback Kyle Seyfried drops back to pass against Indian Hill. Seyfried made several big plays late in the game to lead the Cowboys to their first CHL title in five years with a 50-49 win over Indian Hill. Seyfried threw for 446 yards and four touchdowns in the win. See Sports, A8.

Kutol crucial piece to Sharonville puzzle Handsoap company bringing 135 jobs

By Jeanne Houck

The Kutol Products Co. is leaving Madeira for Sharonville and bringing 135 jobs with it. “We would have liked to stay in Madeira, but we do not have enough land to expand our building,” Kutol President Joe Rhodenbaugh said. Kutol has been making handsoaps and dispensing systems on property it owns on Camargo Road in Madeira for 18 years. Kutol will spend about $8.7 million to buy 17 acres on Commerce Boulevard in Sharonville and build a new 150,000-square-


The Kutol Products Co. is leaving Madeira for Sharonville and taking 125 jobs with it.

foot manufacturing facility. There’s room there to expand. “We’re very excited to be able to help Kutol expand its operations and retain them in Hamilton County,” said Tammy Riddle, Sharonville’s economic development director. “Their investment in our community is going to allow us to make available 30 more acres of development,” she said of the 46-

acre parcel being developed by Cincinnati Commercial Contracting and Cole and Associates. “Through their investment in our community, that allows the developer to purchase the (entire) property,” Riddle said. The city hasn’t closed on the property yet, Riddle said, though she expects that to occur in the next two months. Assisting Kutol in the move were Hamilton County and the state, which gave the company tax breaks for staying in the county and retaining and creating jobs. “The relocation of Kutol will mean a loss of approximately $70,000 a year in earnings tax revenue,” Madeira City Manager Tom Moeller said. “While they are not the largest employer, they are certainly one

of the largest at this time.” Moeller said the city will feel the financial fallout of Kutol’s loss by 2011 since the company is moving out late in 2010. “Our focus will be on the redevelopment of the site because it is a prime location within our central business district,” Moeller said. “We have talked with several developers about the potential for redeveloping the site into retail, office and residential uses. “While the economy is not conducive at the present time for this type of endeavor, our goal is to be in a position for redeveloping the site when Kutol relocates,” Moeller said. Meanwhile, Madeira has been commissioning studies about how best to develop its central business district.

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Residents speak out on Wyoming reading list, teacher contract By Kelly McBride Reddy


Establishing roots

The Curtis family, from left: Allisha, Eli, Chip, Harrison and Chris, take home a plaque honoring the birth of Harrison, now 18 months old. The village of Glendale planted a Cornelian dogwood tree, dedicated to Harrison, near the family’s home. The village plants in honor of all babies born to Glendale parents and grandparents, and presents a proclamation at village council meetings.

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Wyoming’s Board of Education touched briefly during its monthly meeting on two issues that remain unresolved. The high school’s outside reading list, which was criticized by some parents as containing books with inappropriate content and has led to tense feelings among some residents, is under review. The process by which books are chosen is being examined, but some in the community remain frustrated. “In light of recent complaints by the public regarding books on the Wyoming High School outside reading lists, it came to our attention that the process for selecting all materials on the lists had not been followed,” Superintendent Gail Kist-Kline had said in a Sept. 25 electronic newsletter. “Therefore, all books on the reading lists will go through the review process throughout this school year.” During the public participation portion of the school board meeting Oct. 26, resident Marji Mendelsohn addressed the process.

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Two dozen people crowd the Board of Education’s October meeting in Wyoming. “I am here to remind the board that the district has to date been unable or unwilling to specify when this administrative guideline was deployed to teachers and specifically what process did the teachers not follow in the creation of the supplemental reading lists?” she read in a statement to the board. Residents Don Mendelsohn and Martin Murray also read statements to be included in the meeting minutes, which Murray said were incomplete from the September meeting. His statement was meant to fill that gap, he said. “I am here to challenge

the accuracy and completeness of the Sept. 29, 2009, Wyoming Board of Education meeting minutes as pertaining to board President (Todd) Levy’s statement referencing NEOLA administrative guideline 2520A and its intended use in Wyoming Schools, requiring teachers to consider the degree to which supplemental material content may create controversy among community groups when assessing the academic value of supplemental materials used in all classrooms,” Murray read to the board. “I am here to remind the board that NEOLA administrative guideline 2520A as read by Board President Todd Levy on Sept. 29, 2009 includes the requirement that teachers prejudge the degree to which the content of any supplemental material may generate controversy among community groups,” Mendelsohn read. “Also included are the criteria that supplemental instructional materials demonstrate an absence of gender stereotyping and racial or ethnic bias,” he

said. The administration had no comment on the statements, which were submitted to be included in the meeting minutes. At the beginning of the meeting, Levy had read a statement addressing the ongoing teacher contract negotiations. The contract has expired, and teachers have been working without one during the current school year. “As representatives of the community, we take negotiations very seriously,” Levy read. “We acknowledge that this is difficult for the union representatives, administrators and the board during these times. “We are doing our best to be as transparent to our community as possible while also living within the established labor negotiation process.” Resident Penny Shore addressed the board about the issue. “As we learned during the investigation into whether we should have grade-level or neighborhood primary schools, the three most important factors in delivering a quality education are: involved parents, superior teachers and an aligned curriculum,” Shore read in a statement. “The district’s research showed that buildings and building configuration had no impact. Teachers had impact. “So, I respectfully request that the board focus on keeping our great teachers. These are employees who, working with their students and the community, have made Wyoming City Schools No. 1 in the state.”

Sycamore leaf collection under way By Amanda Hopkins

The Sycamore Township leaf collection began Monday, Oct. 19, but township superintendent Tracy Kellums issued a warning for township residents. He said that all residents who wish to participate should keep the leaves on the front lawns and get rid of sticks and other debris. Kellums asked residents to keep the leaves out of the street because they can end up

washed down the storm drains which can clog the drain and cause flooded streets and traffic hazKellums ards. There will be four units that will collect leaves in various parts of the township on a daily basis. “We’ll be around as fast as we can,” Kellums said. The leaf collection will run through Dec. 11.

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Princeton salutes NJROTC with Dream Keeper Award By Kelly McBride Reddy


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Bluebird Bakery owner Jenny Dennis, left, chats with customers during lunch at the recently expanded restaurant in Glendale’s Village Square. The Bluebird, which tripled its space with the acquisition of an empty store next door, now serves a lunch menu that includes soup, salad and sandwiches, as well as the familiar quiche. The bakery is open Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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The Princeton Navy Junior ROTC color guard stands at attention as the unit receives a Dream Keeper award from the Board of Education.


Members of the Princeton Navy Junior ROTC unit file out of the Board of Education meeting after receiving a Dream Keeper Award.

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Before snow and ice storms hit, Sycamore Township is upgrading some of its snow equipment to make road salting better for township residents. Road Superintendent Tracy Kellums said the township will be making its own brine, a mixture of salt and water that could be spread on the ground to make the ice and snow melt. The calcium chloride mix works even when the temperature hits zero degrees. Salt alone is only effective when the temperature is above 20 degrees Fahrenheit. The brine will make the

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Cliff Bishop Sycamore Township Board of Trustees Vice-President

snow and ice melt in colder temperatures and will also save money by using less salt. “We get our money back just in the salt we save,” Sycamore Township trustee Cliff Bishop said. The township currently buys salt $70 a ton, down from $130 per ton from last year. The installation of equipment on the trucks to make the brine will cost the township $21,995.


Princeton’s Board of Education applauded the contributions of the high school’s Navy Junior ROTC, awarding the unit its Dream Keeper Award. The board noted the NJROTC Field Meet Sept. 19, where eight units performed and Princeton earned first place. The unit also has won a number of national awards in recent ears, the board noted. Russell Brockway and Keith Vasvary, who lead the unit, received the award on behalf of the NJROTC. The board also honored the staff at the Burton Building Welcome Center with a Dream Keeper Award. The center, where families come to register their children to attend Princeton schools, is run by district registrar Marna Steinberg, clerk typist Gloria Forsythe, substitute secretary Mary Lopez and visiting paraprofessional Maria Cristales. “The team’s efforts ensure that parents’ initial impression of Princeton is a positive and enduring one,” according to communications director Tom O’Neill. During the meeting, the board approved several donations to the district, including: • two Dell computers from the Northern Cincin-

nati Convention and Visitor’s Bureau; • an approved grant of $15,500 to establish the 2009-2010 after school enrichment program. The grant came from the William Cooper Procter Memorial Fund for the Village of Glendale, through the efforts of Glendale resident Peggy Shardelow; • a $1,000 grant from I-Space through Operation School Bell program to start a Lego League Team, and • a Soundcraft GB2R mixer from Buddy Rogers Music for the Princeton Media Network. The board also approved a resolution to recognize veterans, including those who live within the district and are employed by the school district. Veteran’s Day is Nov. 11. The resolution states, in part: “Be it resolved that Princeton City Schools recognizes the valor and sacrifice of all veterans, including those who reside in Princeton Communities and those that are in our employ, and extends to them our deepest gratitude for protecting our freedom.” A second resolution passed by the board proclaimed the week of Nov. 15-Nov. 21 as American Education Week in the Princeton City School District.


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Wyoming police put new face to communication By Kelly McBride Reddy

A moose for a child

Representatives from the Moose Lodge of Norwood presented the Sycamore Township Fire Deparment with stuffed animals that can be given to children when the fire department responds to emergency calls. The Moose Lodge will continue to donate the stuffed animals to the department which they do for several other local fire departments. From left; Board of Trustees Vice President Cliff Bishop, Sycamore Township Fire Chief B.J. Jetter and Trustee President Tom Weidman accept the stuffed animals donations from four representatives from the Moose Lodge.

Sharonville Community Center on track

The Sharonville Community Center is on the fast track as its new tracking system is up and running. Councilwoman Vicki Hoppe reported at the Oct. 13 meeting that the system will track revenue at the center. “It will save time and also track memberships,” Hoppe said. “It will improve cost efficiency.” The community center also has changed its membership schedule, Hoppe said. Previously, memberships were issued from January through December. Now, a new membership or renewal will operate on a 12-month schedule, starting whenever the membership is activated. So, if a resident joins in June, that membership will expire at the end of May the following year. Information about mem-

Hoppe Pugh bership costs and what they include can be found at Full memberships to the community center cost $105 for Sharonville single; $170 for Sharonville family; $180 for business single; $305 for business family; and $25 for senior citizen. Also during the meeting: • Mayor Virgil Lovitt announced that the groundbreaking for the Convention Center renovations will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 6. • Councilman Greg Pugh reported that changes will take place in the express lane on Interstate 275 from Route 42 west to

Forest Park. That lane will be removed sometime between the end of October and the middle of November, he said. “It was good for moving traffic, but posed problems with snow and rain and accidents,” Pugh said. Construction work will include pouring decks, installing walls and adding asphalt. Pugh also said the Public Works Department reported that the city has ordered 1,500 tons of salt, at $62.02 per ton, from North American Salt, to prepare for the upcoming winter. • Paul Kattelman, a member of the Sharonville Civil Service Commission presented a report on revisions of the rules and regulations that apply to city workers governed by Ohio Civil Service laws. Council passed the ordinance unanimously.



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people can even have that application on their phone,” he said. “They’re tethered to that, so we can link into that interest.” The department’s Facebook account will include photo albums of seminars and events in the community. “There’s a connection created there when officers interact with the public,” Baldauf said. “And we want feedback. “It’s how this generation is getting information,” he said. “We don’t have to use just the traditional media anymore.” The department’s Facebook can be found by doing a search for “Wyoming police department” on the Facebook site. “This is an overall part of our outreach to the community and sharing information,” Baldauf said.



The Wyoming Police Department is changing the dynamic of its communication with the community through popular Internet processes. The department has recently activated a Facebook account and is setting up Twitter for residents to retrieve information and contribute feedback to the department. “We’re focusing on the electronic media,” Police Chief Gary Baldauf said. “The intent is to start by disseminating information and then to get feedback.” Officer Brooke Brady is managing the communications outreach for the department. She issues the information electronically, and retrieves feedback from the

Facebook account, t h o u g h information offered by residents goes only to the police Baldauf department. Those exchanges are not posted for public view. The Twitter account is being established to post information about events and programs such as a recent home and neighborhood safety seminar, Baldauf said. In the past, the department had to rely on the city newsletter, posters and any media coverage they received. “It’s another way to get information out to people who wouldn’t otherwise see it,” the chief said. “In this day and age,


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Red Cross leader preps lunch crowd on disaster precautions By Kelly McBride Reddy

The crowd of 53 people sat down to lunch in Sharonville, poised for disaster. They were ready to learn about disaster and how to prepare for it. Leading the discussion at the monthly business luncheon presented by the Sharonville Chamber of Commerce Oct. 22 was Ron Hakes, director of emergency services for the Cincinnati chapter of the Red Cross. He explained the importance of home safety, focusing on having a supply kit, fire extinguishers, proper wiring and a family communication plan, among other precautions.


Ron Hakes of the Red Cross explains how to prepare for an emergency to participiants at a business luncheon sponsored by the Sharonville Chamber of Commerce.

“Have a discussion with your family,” he said, so everyone knows where to go and what to do in case of disaster. Safeguards are important in the workplace, as well, Hakes said. “If there’s a disaster at work, every business should have an outside emergency line that employees can call to find out what’s going on,” he said. “Communication is really key.” He also suggested a business continuance plan. “If you found out your business or city has a disaster, how do you continue to work?” Hakes said. His position at the Red Cross came after years of experiences in disaster situations.

He recalled being a first responder during Hurricane Andrew in south Florida. Duties included feeding hungry people and trying to help those who became hostile about protecting their belongings in the wake of the disaster. “We had to bring people out of the basement, into recovery,” Hakes said. He lived in New York when planes hit the World Trade Center. This is what happens in disaster,” Hakes said. “It was the worst side and the best side. “I learned about an organization I never thought possible. I saw volunteers around the clock. I saw the Red Cross.” Several participants, such as Barb Fischer of

Areawide Wellness, Rick Theders of Clark-Theders Insurance Agency and Joe Davidson of Summit Merchant Solutions, said they learned more about the organization, and now they want to volunteer for the Red Cross. “I was surprised at the amount of services the Red Cross does,” said Steve Maynard, sales consultant at Employers Choice Plus, a Chamber partner. Andy Smith, territory development manager at Office Depot, which sponsored the event, said it was a good introduction to Chamber members. The company recently began a sponsorship with the Sharonville Chamber of Commerce. Hakes explained that disaster stimulates specific

parts of the brain, and how a person uses those parts helps determine how the disaster is handled. “The base of your brain is where we deal with crisis,” he said. “Then we move to the middle, where we have policy and procedure. The top part is the management and creative part.” To cope with disasters, “I used the top part of my brain,” Hakes said. “That’s what I want to share. “Don’t think it’s not going to happen,” Hakes said. “It’s going to happen. “But if you’re prepared for disaster, it won’t happen ‘within’ you.” Ron Hakes, director of emergency services at the Cincinnati Area Chapter of the American Red Cross.

No funding for new fire house, but Wyoming sets sights on safety issues By Kelly McBride Reddy

ed by federal stimulus dollars. City Councilwoman Jenni McCauley, in a public safety committee report, reminded council that, despite the funding denial, the public safety building still has

Anticipation for a new fire house has cooled down after Wyoming received word in October that the city won’t receive a grand fund-

issues regarding its heating, electrical and roofing systems. “These need to be addressed quickly,” she said. McCauley said that the committee discussed those



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needs, receiving input from Fire Chief Robert Rielage and Police Chief Gary Baldauf, whose departments occupy the building. “In moving forward, the chiefs stressed the need for clear direction for the Grove (Avenue) property, as well as the adjacent property in the Village Green area,” McCauley reported. “Confusion exists because the Mayor’s Task Force identifies alternate uses for the public safety building,” she said, “and a possible relocation of the fire/EMS department to another location within the city. “Our committee unanimously recommends clearing up that confusion by convening a joint meeting of the stakeholder groups for the Village Green area.” Those groups also include the Buildings and Equipment Council Committee, Public Safety Council Committee, EDC, Planning Commission, CIC, and representatives of the fire and police departments, as well as residents. The intent is to refine the


Kimberley Hauser, of the Wyoming Youth Services Bureau, presents the annual report to city council. vision and plan for the area to provide clear location options for the police and fire departments, McCauley concluded. Also during the meeting, city council conducted a hearing on renaming Linden Court to Linden Ridge. Though the subdivision was built as Linden Ridge, the street was recorded as Linden Court. Terry Vanderman, the city’s community development director, said that because it’s commonly referred to as Linden Ridge, an ordinance was created to rename the street. “It’s as simple as that,” he said. Council will vote on the

ordinance at its November meeting. Council also heard a presentation on the Wyoming Youth Services Bureau. Kimberly Hauser updated council on the group’s mission and activities from the past year. They included presentations on bullying, anxiety and counseling groups, as well as a partnership with the Wyoming Juvenile Court for counseling services and other activities. “We are creating a culture of service,” Hauser said. “Our goal is to build a relationship between the city’s youth and community leaders.”

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Pet blessings

Bethany School sixth-grader Noah Mehrle holds his Cairn terrier, Slugger, while students behind him mingle with the pets. The school recently held its annual Blessing of the Pets in honor of St. Francis Day.

Bethany School recently held its annual Blessing of the Pets in honor of St. Francis Day. Parents, family and friends brought pets such as horses, dogs, cats, fish, lizards and a chinchilla to be blessed by Fr. Carl Langenderfer, OFM, Fr. Max Langenderfer, OFM, and Mother Kimberly Knight, chaplain of Bethany School.


Bethany School first-grader Miles Blenman proudly displays his bearded dragon lizard Sparky. The school recently held its annual Blessing of the Pets in honor of St. Francis Day.

Bethany School student Kaitlyn Gronauer holds her horse Rosebud during the school’s recent Blessing of the Pets in honor of St. Francis Day.

Bethany School’s Father Carl, teacher Corky Averbeck and Father Max prepare for blessing pets. The school held its annual Blessing of the Pets in honor of St. Francis Day.

Bethany School seventh-grader Taryn Osborne waits with her Yorkie Gidget for a blessing. The school recently held its annual Blessing of the Pets in honor of St. Francis Day.

Bethany School’s Mother Kimberly Knight blesses a student’s dog at the school’s recent annual Blessing of the Pets in honor of St. Francis Day.

SCHOOL NOTES Preschool spaces available

Spaces are still available in classes for preschoolers at Scarlet Oaks, 3754 E. Kemper Road in Sharonville, for the 2009-2010 school year. Children must have turned 3 years old by Sept. 30, 2009, and be potty-trained. Classes, which started Oct. 13, are held noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Children in Scarlet Oaks preschool classes are taught by a licensed teacher, assisted by students from the Early Childhood Education program. For more information, contact Mary Ann Horne at 612-5871 or

Student ambassadors

The following Stewart Elementary students were elected by their homeroom peers to be Stewart Student Ambassadors: First-grade – Ashley Robinson, Ashley Boyd, Zackery Sanders, Hannah Neff, Nolan Head. Second-grade – Conner West, Riley Haag, Adam Neff, Kristen Lee, Miguel Rodriguez, Taylor Hoog, Kieran Collins, Abilene Keating. Third-grade – Ben Au, Samantha Price, Maddie Lewis, Jarod Walker, Megan Lutts, Matthew Au. Fourth-grade – Cecilie Reich, Julianna Lee, Gerred Twymon, Brianna Furnish, Austin Belle, Katie Kuroff. Fifth-grade – Kyle McGladrie, Sarah Onega, Tiana Tarter, Maddie Neff, Diamond Riddle, Makayla Evans.

Yearbooks still available

The Princeton High School Yearbook Staff has a few 2009 yearbooks left for sale. Cost is $75. Checks can be made payable to “PHS Yearbook.” To purchase a 2009 yearbook, call 5528342. Also, 2010 yearbooks are currently on sale and can be ordered through the school’s Web site ( or at

Principal Café Night

Stewart Elementary’s Principal Cafe Night will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5. Principal Shauna McDowell will meet with parents over coffee and tea to discuss the school year. The PTA sponsored event will include a Premier Designs Jewelry party, with 40 percent of the sales going directly to Stewart Elementary. Princeton High School’s Key Club will provide baby-sitting at the school. For more information, call Stewart Elementary at 864-2800.

‘Canterbury Tales’

Saint Gabriel Consolidated School’s eighth-grade class will present “The Canterbury Tales” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, and Friday, Nov. 6, at Glendale Elementary School, 930 Congress Ave. The play is an adaptation on Geoffrey Chaucer’s collection of stories about a group’s pilgrimage to visit Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral.

Admission is $1 or a canned good to be donated to a local food pantry. For more information, call Saint Gabriel at 771-5220.


Princeton High School senior Christopher Steineman has been recognized as a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship program for 2010. More than 1.5 million juniors in about 22,000 high schools entered the 2010 National Merit Scholarship program. Approximately 15,000 semifinalists are expected to advance to the finalist level where the Merit scholarship winner will be chosen. Steineman is the son of Dave and Carol Steineman.

Dance team tryouts

Princeton Middle School’s dance team is holding tryouts Nov. 5 after school in the gym. Girls in grades 7 and 8 are eligible. Information packets are available in all offices. Students who have questions or want more information should see teachers Heather Miles in room 408 or Jamie Stephens in room 404.

Blue Ribbon celebration

Students, staff and families of St. Michael School will hold a welcoming celebration for Principal Jody Farrell and teacher Jan Bessler from their trip to Washington, where they received the 2009 Department of Education Blue Ribbon Award of Excellence, at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 5.

After the initial celebration outside the school at 11136 Oak St. in Sharonville, the festivities will move inside for a prayer service, songs and a proclamation from the mayor of Sharonville. The students will continue to celebrate throughout the day with activities with their buddy classes and a special “blue” lunch planned by the cafeteria staff. For more information, call 554-3555.

Board meeting moved

Princeton City School’s Board of Education will hold its regular board meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, at the high school. The meeting is moved back one week because the board, as well as several Princeton administrators, will be attending the Capital Conference in Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 9.

Free practice test, seminar

Kaplan Test Prep, a provider of test preparation and admissions services, is offering a free practice test for the ACT to Princeton High School students 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Sharonville Community Center, 10990 Thornview Drive. In addition to taking a free practice test, students will receive detailed feedback on their performance, including an analysis of their strengths and weaknesses, helping them to adjust their preparation accordingly. A strategies seminar for taking the ACT will be held 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, also at the Sharonville Community Center. For more information, call Jim Robertson at 563-2895.

Preview month

November is Preview Month at Sharonville United Methodist Church Nursery School and Kindergarten. During November, prospective parents and their children can tour the school and meet with teachers. The school is at 3751 Creek Road. Registration for the 2010-2011 school year begins in January. For more information, visit

Hero selected

Fourth-graders at Stewart Elementary finished reading “Heroes of Ohio” and have selected a hero to research in preparation for a visit by author Rick Sowash Nov. 20. Students will also present a concert in costume for parents Nov. 19.


Students Megan Piphus and Kara Henderson were awarded National Achievement Scholarship from the College Board based on their 2009 PSAT scores. The students are seniors at Princeton High School.

No more pizza night

Evendale Elementary will no longer have their CiCi’s Pizza night on the second Wednesday of each month, due the restaurant’s closing at 459 E. Kemper Road in Springdale.



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This week in soccer

• Wyoming High School girls beat McNicholas 2-1, Oct. 27, in Division II Sectional Finals. Jennifer Marck and Nikki McKee scored Wyoming’s goals.

This week in field hockey

Mount Notre Dame High School girls shut out Oakwood High School 1-0 in the state tournament, Oct. 29.

Hall of fame

On Saturday, Oct. 24, Theresa Shepherd, a physical education teacher at Springdale Elementary, was inducted into the prestigious Miami University Athletic Hall of Fame. Theresa Shepherd remains the Miami University softball corecord holder for triples in a season with six in 1989. She graduated from Miami as the career record holder in six statistical categories: batting average, runs, hits, triples, home runs and RBIs. She remains ranked among the all-time top-10 in all six of those categories. Theresa ties for eighth in single-season home runs, belting six in 1987. As a senior, she led the team in all but one statistical category. During her years at Miami, Theresa was a two-time First Team All-Mac selection. Theresa will also be inducted into the Greater Cincinnati Softball Hall of Fame on Jan. 24.

Adult figure skating competition

Sports Plus on Reading Road in Evendale will be home to the Buckeye Adult Open figure skating competition, from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 8. In addition to competitive events, non-competitive dramatic and interpretive events will take place. Visit l.

GYS fall awards

Glendale Youth Sports is conducting its Fall Awards Banquet from 4-6:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, at the town hall. The format will be pot luck. Attendees bring a dish to share. No alcoholic beverages will be allowed or provided. The Thomas Carruthers Award will be awarded in each sport to one boy and one girl that displays coachability, teamwork, enthusiasm and good sportsmanship. The Cecilia DeGuere Award is for a person in the Glendale community that has made a significant contribution to the GYS organization. Any member of the Glendale Community may nominate for this award. Forms are at Call Chris Curtis at 532-9178 for details.

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Wyoming battle-tested, going into playoffs

By Mark Chalifoux

The Wyoming Cowboys football team is headed into the playoffs as a battle tested squad. After a regular season full of blowouts, the Cowboys won a CHL title by defeating Indian Hill in the final seconds of the regular season 50-49. “That’s not a great defensive performance to head into the playoffs with but our kids just hung in there and never quit,” said head coach Bernie Barre. “We got down and we reacted to the adversity very well and hung in there.” In the four games before Indian Hill, Wyoming outscored its opponents by an average of 49.5 to 3.25. That offensive output is one thing that has Barre feeling good about the playoffs. “I feel confident we can put points on the board, we’ve done it all year,” Barre said. “We’ve been really good defensively for most of the season and I think we will be in the playoffs too.” Wyoming appears to have locked up the No. 2 seed in the Division III playoffs and will face No. 7 Eaton in round one at home. “They are a good team and won a championship in a tough conference so it will be a good game,” Barre said. “Playing at home will be a huge advantage.” The Cowboys have been led by quarterback Kyle Seyfried, who threw for 446 yards and four touchdowns against Indian Hill and has more than 2,500 passing yards on the season. Isaiah Nearor has shouldered the ground attack for Wyoming and has more than 700 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns. Harry Meisner, Evan Aleshire and Jonathan Tighe have been the leading receivers for Wyoming. The Wyoming offensive line has been led by Anthony Harris, Terry Davis, Matt McCoy, Peter Kraner, Andrew Kraner and Nick Layman. “Offensively we have a lot of weapons and being able to two-platoon has helped us a lot,” Barre said. The defense is led by Jibreel Black, Tony Davis, Eric Price, Jacob Allsop,


Indian Hill’s Mick Thomas chases down Wyoming quarterback Kyle Seyfried for a sack. Indian Hill lost in the final seconds to Wyoming 50-49 in the final game of the regular season. Jared Frost, Tommy Campbell, James Edwards, Max Kadish and Michael Travers.

The week 10 win for Wyoming gave the Cowboys their first CHL champi-

onship since 2001 and the first perfect regular season in several decades. “That means everything,” Barre said of the league championship. “That was one of our goals from the start of camp in the summer.”

Middletown, Princeton

Middletown (9-1) stormed back from a 14-7 halftime deficit with 28 points in the third quarter en route to a 49-28 victory against Princeton Saturday afternoon. Princeton senior quarterback Spencer Ware ran for 86 yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries. He was 15-of-26 passing for 178 yards and a touchdown.

CHCA 14, CCD 5


Indian Hill quarterback Sam Hendricks blows past a Wyoming defender during an 80-yard touchdown run. Hendricks had 269 rushing yards against Wyoming as the Braves fell short in the final seconds, 50-49.

The Eagles had 15 players out with the flu this week, but they used a ballcontrol offense and lockdown defense to get past CCD. Senior quarterback Alec Swartz was 19-of-31 passing for 200 yards and rushed for two secondquarter touchdowns to lead CHCA. The Eagles’ defense allowed a first-quarter field

goal and yielded nothing more. An intentional CHCA safety gave CCD its fourth and fifth points of the game. CHCA, which brought its record to 7-3 (4-2), is projected to fall just short of a postseason berth. The Eagles finished third in the Miami Valley Conference.

Roger Bacon 52, Purcell Marian 13

The Spartans raced to a 28-0 first-quarter lead en route to winning the 82nd rendition of this series, which began in 1928. It is the longest running series in Cincinnati high school football. Roger Bacon quarterback Josh Ungerbuehler was 9of-14 passing for 276 yards and four touchdowns, including an 81-yard strike to Will Farrell. All-purpose standout Jorian Hudson had three receptions for 111 yards and two scores, while Jake Rose had five catches for 95 yards. The Spartans forced four turnovers and held Purcell to 159 yards of total offense, including just 60 through the air. Roger Bacon ends the season at 2-8 (1-6).

Moeller looks to rebound in playoffs By Mark Chalifoux

The Moeller Crusaders may have lost the battle for the GCL championship but are already focusing on winning the war. “We have to just put the St. X loss behind us and go on to the next game,” Moeller head coach John Rodenberg said. The Crusaders (9-1) are the No. 2 seed in Division I region 4 and will have a first round game with No. 7 Middletown (9-1). Moeller will be looking to rebound from a 13-10 loss

to St. Xavier and the 10 points was the lowest output for the Moeller offense all season. “We moved the ball in the second half and showed we could do it. We’ll get there,” Rodenberg said. “We knew that game would come down to who made the most mistakes and we made too many mistakes in that game. The fumbled punt gave them three points, and we lost by three.” Middletown finished third in the GMC and suffered only one loss all season, a 10-7 loss to Colerain.

The Middies are led by the top quarterback in the GMC, Caleb Watkins. He leads the conference in passing with 1,447 yards and 13 touchdowns. Middletown outscored its opponents by an average of 40-9 but didn’t play as difficult a schedule as Moeller’s. Rodenberg said St. Xavier played a good game and that he hopes to have a second go at the Bombers in the regional finals. “They are a good team, I give them a lot of credit,” he said. “Hopefully we’ll meet them again in the regional finals.”

While Moeller lost to St. Xavier, the Crusaders would not have to face another GCL team until the regional finals. St. Xavier, if the seeds hold, would face Elder in the semifinals. Moeller, if victorious against Middletown on Saturday Nov. 7, would face the winner of the No. 3 Anderson v. No. 6 Lakota West game. The loss was tough for Moeller fans, but fans are optimistic about a playoff run. “I really think Moeller should’ve beat St. X and I definitely think they can put

a playoff run together,” said Moeller fan and 2006 graduate Anthony Luciano. “There’s just something special about this team.” Some past players are simply happy to see Moeller back near the top of the city again. “The proud football tradition is a part of what makes the Moeller family so special,” said 2004 alumnus Mike Cronin, who played offensive line for the Crusaders. “It warms my heart to see the blue and gold near the top of the state again,” he said.

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Spartans volleyball team wins district title By Tony Meale

The Spartans are moving on. The Roger Bacon High School volleyball team knocked off West LibertySalem 25-18, 25-13, 25-23 in the Division III District Final at Tipp City High School on Oct. 31. The Spartans (21-4, 6-0) play Versailles in the regional semifinal at Wilmington High School Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 6 p.m. If victorious, they play in the Regional Final Saturday,

Nov. 7, for the right to go to the Final Four. Roger Bacon, which lost in the sectional finals in 2008, has played like a team possessed this season; the Spartans went undefeated in league play and won 10 straight matches to close the regular season at 18-4. They are a perfect 3-0 in the postseason. “I think we’ve had total dedication from the entire team,” head coach Ryan Bedinghaus said. “Losing in the sectional finals last year, I think the girls were determined. They’ve come back and put tremendous work

in. They want to be the team that people are looking after.” And they have been – aside from a midseason swoon in which they lost three consecutive matches, including setbacks to Chaminade Julienne, which is in Division II; and Oak Hills, which is in Division I. In fact, Roger Bacon has just one loss to a D-III team on the year – at Fenwick on Sept. 22. “A lot of our losses were against teams in higher divisions, and they had height,” Bedinghaus said. “I

don’t think it was us being in a slump.” Since their three-game skid, however, the Spartans – which boast wins over several D-I teams, including Mercy, McAuley and Colerain – have won 13 straight. “It was an eye-opener,” Bedinghaus said of the losing streak. “We needed to refocus.” Leading the Spartans this season are six seniors, most notably outside hitter Katie Groh, who was named GGCL Grey Central Player of the Year. The only non-senior to earn first-team all-

Hoffman and Shelly Adams, who is eighth in the league in kills (123) and third in kills per game (2.62). Meanwhile, a pair of juniors, Erica Wicktora and Allyson Hawkins, has also played well; Wicktora is fourth in the league in kills (146) and kills per game (2.47), while Hawkins is seventh in kills (126) and eighth in kills per game (2.14). Roger Bacon hopes to capture its first state championship since 2005. “You can’t overlook anyone,” Bedingahus said. “Every game matters.”

league honors in 2008, Groh is currently atop the conference in kills (190) and kills per game (2.97). “Her athleticism and skills are the best in the city and maybe the state,” Bedinghaus said. “She’s extremely athletic, loves the game and has a passion for it.” Bedinghaus also said that senior setter Stephanie Gruenwald, who has 58 kills on the year, has provided valuable leadership for Roger Bacon. Other contributing seniors include Kelly Uetrecht, Kelsey Morgan, Jessica

Cougars rattled, ousted from tourney By Tony Meale

The Mount Notre Dame soccer team – which includes girls from Evendale and Sharonville – was beaten by a team it didn’t even play. Before taking the field for the Division I Sectional Final against Anderson Oct. 26, the Cougars watched league rival St. Ursula – which is vying for its third straight state title and boasts possibly the best college prospect in America in Elizabeth Burchenal – survive a 1-0 spellbinder in overtime against Oak Hills. “Our girls watched SUA and saw what they went through, and we became a very mentally unstable team,” MND head coach Doug Conway said. “They were a nervous wreck watching that game and it carried over onto the field.” MND – fresh off a 2-1 victory over previously unbeaten Lakota West – lost 3-0 to Anderson. The three goals were tied for the most surrendered by MND in a game this season. “They had a great season and made a great run,” Conway said of his team. “One bad game doesn’t mean you


Mount Notre Dame senior midfielder Maggie Speed (11) looks on as junior defender Carolyn Hartman (21) fights for a header in sectional play against Lakota West on Oct. 21. The Cougars won 2-1 on a last-minute goal by freshman Rose Lavelle. had a bad season.” But for MND’s eight seniors, all of whom played varsity for at least three years, the loss was difficult to bear. “It was pretty emotional for them,” Conway said. “This group has been together a long time.” That group includes defenders Chelsea Murphy, Kelsey Gault and Fallon Wujek; midfielders Samantha Gaier, Maggie Speed and Lacie Oliver; and forwards Nora Lavelle and Kiley Powell.

“Chelsea has come a long way,” Conway said. “She had as hard a year as you can have last year. Her father died of a heart attack and she dislocated her wrist and missed almost the entire season. But she came back this year and was phenomenal.” It was an up-and-down season for MND, which started the year 3-4-4 before going 5-2 in October. The Cougars struggled finding the net early in the season but saw their offensive output increase as the year went on; they averaged 1.39 goals per game. “We changed formations and went to a 4-3-3, so that gave us the ability to produce a little more,” Conway said. Leading the way offensively was freshman Rose Lavelle, who scored 10 goals and dished out three assists. She scored her biggest goal of the year in the sectional semifinal against Lakota West – a game-winner with 25 seconds left in the match. “When she came out at the end of the first half – and I don’t normally tell people this, but I told her – ‘I know you’re a freshman, but I nominated you for all-city. And that’s something I usually don’t do with fresh-

men,’” Conway said. “But she’s a special player, and I told her that special players do special things in big games. When she got the ball at the end of that game, I knew she was going to score.” Conway predicts that Lavelle will be one of the top players in the city – and maybe the top player – by the time she is a senior. “Some girls get to varsity and become content,” Conway said. “With her, I don’t see the drive going away.” The MND defense, meanwhile, was stout all season, save for the game against Anderson. The Cougars allowed just 16 goals in 18 games and had eight shutouts. “We were calm under pressure,” said Conway, who was particularly impressed with freshman goalie Sam Shoemaker. “We really didn’t have a varsity-level goalkeeper, and she stepped in and made some big saves,” he said. “She’s one of the reasons we had eight shutouts.” With one freshman scoring goals and another one stopping them, the Cougars figure to be solid for years to come.

MND field hockey falls in district finals Mount Notre Dame’s varsity field hockey team ended its season with a tournament loss to Saint Ursula, 10, during the Division I District Championship finals Saturday, Oct. 31. The MND girls posted a 2-1 record during tourna-

Local runners advance to state Local high school cross country runners advancing through regionals travel to Scioto Downs in Columbus for the 2009 State Championship Saturday, Nov. 7. The state meet begins at 11:05 a.m. with a trio of girls’ races followed immediately by three boys’ races. The Regional Championship was held at Memorial Stadium in Troy Oct. 31 for all Cincinnati runners from Divisions I-III. The top four teams and top 16 individuals advanced from regionals to state.

ment play before being eliminated by Saint Ursula. In the first round Oct. 22, MND bested Ursuline, 2-1, to advance. MND posted a shut-out during the Division I District Championship semi-finals Oct. 29 with a win over

Oakwood, 1-0. Saint Ursula advanced to the Division I State Championships with its win over MND. The Bulldogs start with a state semi-final game against Bishop Watterson at Upper Arlington High

School at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6. If victorious, Saint Ursula advances to the Division I State Championship finals Saturday, Nov. 7, to face the winner of Columbus Academy vs. Hathaway Brown School.


Wyoming wins title

The Wyoming girls’ soccer team won a district championship with a 10 win over Jamestown Greenview. Michelle Jolson scored the game’s only goal, which was her 25th of the season. Alexa Levick recorded her 15th shutout of the season in the win. Wyoming advances to play Badin in the regional semifinals Wednesday, Nov. 4, at Centerville. Wyoming outscored its first three postseason opponents 13-1 en route to wins over Georgetown, Clark Montessori and McNick.

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The Village of Glendale is asking for ideas about how to use the old Eckstein School building. How would you like to see the Eckstein School building used? No responses. What is the scariest movie you’ve seen? The scariest movie villain? What made them so scary? “Mothra/ Rodan? As a youth it terrified me and I think some others that saw it for the first time as I did in certain parts. “As I became older and saw it again it no longer frightened me at the point in time as the initial viewing.” Frightened Into A Frenzy “I can’t remember the last scariest movie I saw ... maybe ‘Poltergeist’ ... living in today’s society is scarier than I can handle.” Florence “I don’t watch scary movies. The evening news is frightening enough for me.” G.G.

Next question Springdale is celebrating its 50th birthday this year. How has the city changed in the last 50 years and where do you see the city in another 50 years? Do you plan to attend a Veterans Day event in your community? What does the day mean to you? 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. to the suspense. The Exorcist was a close second. Most of today’s scary movies are more about special effects and less about acting and directing. Go figure!” T.D.T. “Stephen King’s stories always terrorize me: I am afraid of kids on Big Wheels, corn fields, fog, clowns, proms and Saint Bernards.” K.G.

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“By far – Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho.’ The suspense held me, I never knew what would happen next. There is a scene where the door flies open and Anthony Perkins comes running out with knife in hand. I was scarred for life. Let’s just say that to this day, when I am in my mom’s cellar, I keep looking around at all the doors down there expecting someone to pop out. (Now she knows why I always run up the stairs).” C.A.S.

QUOTEBOOK A compilation of quotes from this week’s Tri-County Press:

“I bought it because such craftsmanship and workmanship needs to be kept and used. That’s impossible to do these days.” Andrew Thul Owner of the historic Hauck House in Sharonville. See Story, A1

“I am here to remind the board that the district has to date been unable or unwilling to specify when this administrative guideline was deployed to teachers and specifically what process did the teachers not follow in the creation of the supplemental




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Mediation is a process in which a neutral third party (the mediator) helps parties negotiate a mutually acceptable settlement to their dispute. The mediator gives each party an opportunity to present his or her side of the dispute. The mediator facilitates the negotiation process but does not impose settlements, issue orders or make judgments. The Private Complaint Mediation Service is funded and administered by the Hamilton County Municipal Court. PCMS is in downtown Cincinnati at 230 E. Ninth St. near the county courthouse. A municipal court judge has the authority to refer a misdemeanor criminal case to PCMS for mediation. The focus of the case is resolution, not determining guilt or innocence. If the parties reach a settle-

ment, the criminal complaint is withdrawn. In most cases, the parties spell out the conditions of the settlement. If one of the parties fails to Judge Brad keep the terms Greenberg of the settlethe other Community ment, party may report Press guest that breach to columnist PCMS. Then a prosecutor reviews the alleged breach and may authorize a formal criminal complaint. So far this year, 84 percent of the criminal misdemeanor cases referred were successfully mediated. If the parties are unsuccessful at mediation, the case is referred back to municipal court for resumption of the criminal prose-

Vicki Hoppe Sharonville council woman. See Story, A5

“There’s a connection created there when officers interact with the public. And we want feedback. It’s how this generation is getting information. We don’t have to use just the traditional media anymore.”

Gary Baldauf Wyoming police chief. See Story, A6

Beware of politicians wearing rose-colored glasses. Many are mistaking the rise in the stock market for a recovery in the economy. At best, they may be partially right. Reality tells us that the rise is due to improved corporate earnings despite lower sales. There is a severe warning in this. Unemployment is reaching new highs. Those who are lucky enough to have jobs are protecting their good fortune by working harder and more efficiently. We should not be fooled by temporary drops in the unemployment rate. Only a continuous drop is significant. The job market reacts directly to the law of supply and demand. Demand for workers has been reduced by traditional and threatened new costs. The large supply of workers available are forced to compete for jobs. This causes wages to remain low. Less money will be spent in the economy. Added to this are the penalties potential employers will face in the new higher minimum wages, taxes, health care costs, card check liabilities and carbon taxes. These additional disincentives to hiring do not include traditional taxes on employment such as

Workers Compensation, Unemployment taxes and the employer share of Social Security. No good news here! The losers in Edward Levy the economy the Community Obama adminisand the Press guest tration Congress are columnist foolishly constructing will be the working folks who voted for “change.” The people who have the resources to make hiring decisions have already decided that each person they hire becomes a potential serious liability in our “changed” economy. They have invested or will be investing in businesses that are not labor intensive or in economies that welcome investments in people. It is better to invest in safe and well-known opportunities than to take chances of losing money in a hostile economic situation. Does this mean there is little or no hope for our economy? Perhaps, but I am a positive thinker. A quick change of course is need-

comments to a story about President Oabama saying he will sign a defense authorization bill for fiscal 2010 that authorizes funding for a second engine built by GE Aviation and Rolls Royce for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program: “Smartest thing the man’s done since he took office.” jpmrjr “There you go Cincinnati. The stimulus bill creates 14,000 jobs in Ohio and now this. He’s done twice as much as President Bush did in 10 months in office.” vewb1 “So GE gets this funding on top of the $140 billion dollar bailout they’ve already received, yet no salary cut for their CEO, Jeffery Immelt? I guess it really does pay to play! MM MM MM...” johnEboy “Where do you get 14,000 from? The

article said it kept 1,000 people from losing their jobs. Where did it say jobs were created?” da125 “Pratt engines rule!”


“In January of 2001 Bush signed the bill to build the F-35. Oslabba just extended it. Get your facts straight.” marco19477 “Where is he getting all this money from? “What are we going to do when China comes calling in all our outstanding debt?” zrx299

Fair and just? Visitors to wyoming posted these comments to the story about the attorney for two fired Wyoming Recreation Department employees saying the firings were “selective: “Why were they drinking at an event for teens? There shouldn’t be alcohol anywhere near such an event. Sounds to

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cution. Mediation has several advantages over criminal prosecution. Both parties are given the opportunity to discuss the dispute and possible settlements. Hearings are scheduled at the convenience of the complainant. Settlement frequently involves a return of property or other restitution whereas a court can only impose such penalties after a conviction. In certain cases, I will suggest mediation to the parties, but I will refer the case to PCMS only if both parties agree to participate. In my experience, mediation works best for cases between neighbors, coworkers and former friends. People who will come into contact again in the future are more likely to resolve the matter if they can negotiate a satisfactory settlement. Judge Brad Greenberg presides in Hamilton County Municipal Court.

Recovery, maybe, jobs no!

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The question is whether the administration and the Congress have the intestinal fortitude to adopt a pro-growth policy. This would require lower costs on the creation and retention of jobs, a free trade program and most of all saying no to job killing makework programs. It would also require a strict control of useless spending so that the federal budget reflects a decrease in the national debt. Sadly, it may take a few years of tough economic times for the unemployed before these economic truths set in. When economic sanity finally returns, who will be the first to admit that the economic hardship was caused by the government? As this is being written, Germany has elected a government that is pro-growth. It will be wise for our government to examine how quickly their economy responds. As economic conditions improve in Germany, will our leaders react with positive actions or will they play the same negative growth game that got us into this mess in the first place? Edward Levy is a longtime resident of Montgomery and a former college instructor.

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me like they were lucky just to get fired.” sarabw “Racial and gender discrimination? Are you kidding me? Shame on them for trying to play a race card. Last I checked, Ohio is an ‘at-will’ state, meaning you technically don’t even need a reason (although open containers and drinking with minors) should be enough of a reason to rid a city of law-breaking employees.” stxfamily “In an at-will state you can fire for any reason or no reason, but not for an illegal reason. Illegal reason usually means membership in a favored, protected group. “Disparate treatment usually fits in there to show discrimination against a protected group even when they are guitly. “If these employees are under contract or civil service, at will does not apply and the just cause standard attaches.” VirginianCSA



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Kara Henderson, left, and Megan Piphus of Princeton High School have been recognized as National Achievement Scholars.

Princeton pair national scholars

By Kelly McBride Reddy

Two Princeton High School seniors have a star to place on their college admissions or resumes. The pair, Megan Piphus and Kara Henderson, have been recognized as National Achievement Scholars. The program recognizes outstanding Black American high school students based on PSAT scores. Of the 1.5 million students who take the test, about 120,000 compete for the scholarship, with 3,000 included on a published list of high academic achievers. That list is sent to colleges and universities, where it’s used to help recruit and recognize students with high academic potential. “I was surprised,” Piphus said of the honor. “To be nationally recognized is pretty awesome.” Dana Zinnecker, the school’s library assistant, agreed. “This is something they’re going to carry with them, part of Princeton

Pride,” Zinnecker said. “It’s a really nice legacy.” “It was cool,” Henderson said of receiving the news through the school announcements recently. “They limit the number of students who get this to about 3,000, so the fact that I got this told me, ‘I can do it!’” Henderson plans to attend the University of Pittsburgh to study multimedia broadcasting and business. She wants to pursue a career in advertising and marketing. Piphus said she’s considering Belmont University or Vanderbilt University, where she will study either music or business. “This stands as a representation of how we can achieve in the future,” Piphus said. The young women said other students have taken note. “Kids in other grades have asked what they can do to get this recognition,” Piphus said. “I hope we can stand as an inspiration to other kids,” Henderson said.

THINGS TO DO Antiques show

Moeller Band Boosters is hosting the Moeller High School Antique Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Moeller High School, 9001 Montgomery Road, Kenwood. The event features more than 100 dealers. Con- Run or walk Matthew 25: Ministries is cessions are available. Proceeds to benefit the Moeller hosting the Fighting Hunger High School Band. Admission 5K Run and Walk at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Matthew is $4. Call 791-1680. 25: Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash. The event Education, enrichment includes door prizes and Cincinnati Family Maga- refreshments after the race. zine is hosting the 2009 Edu- Proceeds to benefit Matthew cation and Enrichment Fair 25:Ministries. Local 12 sports from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Satur- director Brad Johansen will day, Nov. 7, at Sycamore kick-off the race. The cost is Plaza, 7800 Montgomery $20, $15 students. RegistraRoad, Kenwood. It is for par- tion is required. Call 793-6256 ents to meet one-on-one with or visit schools, day cares, music, dance and performing arts studios plus a variety of Play with your lunch Rising Phoenix Theatre Comenrichment products and services. Includes stage per- pany is hosting “Play With Your formances, giveaways, and Lunch” at noon Wednesday, Nov. promotions from exhibitors 11, at Wyoming Civic Center, 1 and merchants. The event is Worthington Ave.. Wyoming. The cost is $22 and reserfree and family friendly. Call 252-0077 or visit www.cincin- vations are required by Nov. 9, available online. The play will run through Nov. 15. Call 2579805 or visit

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Musician: Glendale all it’s jazzed up to be His grandparents had a nightclub act, his grandmother’s quartet won international competition, his mother’s quartet won championships, his uncle was organist for the Cincinnati Reds and his grandfather worked in sales for Baldwin and Wurlitzer. Now, who’d a thunk Rob Allgeyer would become an accomplished jazz musician? He was born in Price Hill, graduating from Evelyn Elder High. He studpiano at the Perkins ied Cincinnati Collegeof Community Conservatory Press Music. Rob took organ columnist lessons from the ages of 6 to 9, played the drums in Elder’s marching band for two years and then graduated to his love, the piano. No matter how his grandfather and uncle complained about bad jobs and little pay, the attention they garnered intrigued him. He paid for his own lessons, and even now practices three to four hours daily. There was always music at family events. His grandparents are Jack and Ruth Doll. His grandmother’s quartet, the Piper-Ettes were the 1966 International Queens of Harmony winners, and his mom’s quartet, Changing Times, won the Region 4 Quartet Championship five times. His uncle Jack Doll Jr. played the organ for the Reds for 25 years until his retirement this year, and still plays around town. Older musicians know Rob as Jack’s nephew and younger musicians know Jack as Rob’s uncle. Rob considered moving to the Big Apple, but a few things changed his mind. He married Robyn Carey Allgeyer and loves Glendale. Additionally, a friend from his CCM days is in New York and has to work a day job because the competition is so fierce. Rob says, “I have a niche here. Older musicians know me and my name is out there, and I get good referrals. I enjoy all types of jazz. Music isn’t pigeonholed in Cincinnati, so there is more variety here.” Rob works with the Ron Jones


Rob Allgeyer with his vintage player piano work in progress, and photos of his mother’s quartet and his grandparents during their nightclub heyday. Quartet from Louisville. They play concerts, hold clinics and perform at colleges. “My preference for jazz standards and Broadway tunes kind of make me an oddball,” he said. He tends to work with older musicians in town. His favorite musician is Fred Hersch, the noted pianist and composer, battling AIDS for 15 years as spokesperson and activist. Rob has a vivid memory of playing with Fred on the CBS “Sunday Morning” Show. Sitting next to my idol was nerve racking,” he said. Another pivotal memory is of driving to New York to hear Fred play at the Village Vanguard. Pianist Lee Stolar, Mary Ellen Tanner’s husband, also influenced him greatly. “He took me under his wing and taught by example,” Rob said. Rob is learning to be a piano technician. His skill as a pianist who beautifully refinishes wood is the perfect combination for this endeavor. This brings us to his splendid, circa 1918, Apollo Grand Player Piano. A family

friend offered it to Rob from his collection. I won’t tell you how long he’s been redoing it, but Rob states, “It’s like the cobblers kids who go without shoes. I work on other instruments, but have no time for my own.”

Glendale history talk

Jack Buescher wants you to set aside Tuesday night, Nov. 10, for a wonderful walk through history. At the Glendale Heritage Preservation annual membership meeting, the Rev. Laura L. Chace, deacon and historian will present, “Christ Church, Glendale: The First Century” .Her lecture will include the history, architecture, stained glass and other features of this august edifice. Refreshments served at 7 p.m. and the presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. at 965 Forest Ave, in historic Glendale. Free admission. Evelyn Perkins writes a regular column about people and events in the Tri-County Press area. Send items for her column to 10127 Chester Road, Woodlawn, 45215, or call her directly at 772-7379.

Author tackles unsolved murders By Kelly McBride Reddy

As an armchair detective, J.T. Townsend had set his sights on unsolved murders in the Cincinnati area from 1904 to 1971. It was a hobby that became a nearly full-time passion when crisis struck his own life. The Wyoming resident, after a routine colonoscopy, was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer in 2007. “I hadn’t written a word at that point,” he said of the March 1 diagnosis. What followed was radiation, surgery and six months of chemotherapy treatments while working full-time as a purchasing manager. And the opportu-


J.T. Townsend examines unsolved murder mysteries in Queen City Gothic. nity to write the book he’d been researching. “The day of my last chemotherapy treatment, I finished the draft,”

Townsend said. Now cancer-free, Townsend has written “Queen City Gothic,” which chronicles 13 real unsolved murder mysteries. “They had to be frontpage cases with no resolution,” he said of the cases he selected. Among those cases were the 1966 slayings of the Bricca family on the West side of Cincinnati, the 1963 killing of Patty Rebholz of Greenhills and the 1936 shooting of bride-to-be Frances Brady in Covington, Ky. Like the others, those murders remain unsolved. Townsend said he approached the cases as if they were puzzles, and his book works to put the

pieces together. He included more than 100 crime scene photos, to give the reader a visual perspective of the case. At the end of each chapter is a short story called “I Witness,” from the perspective of the killer and the victim. “I re-create the murder,” said Townsend, who wrote under a pseudonym. Though the short story at the end of each chapter is fiction, “it’s based on evidence laid forth in the chapter,” he said. “Queen City Gothic,” available through, costs $26.95 in hardback. It’s dedicated to the victims.

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Venus and Mars, 7:30 p.m. Wyoming Civic Center, 1 Worthington Ave. Plus-level Western square and round dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Wyoming. CISV Recruitment Session, 7 p.m. The Center for the Arts, 322 Wyoming Ave. Information/recruitment session on 2010 summer programs. For ages of 11-25 interested in applying as Delegates, Junior Counselors, Juniors Leaders and Leaders for CISV national and international programs. Free. Presented by CISV Cincinnati. 948-1900; Wyoming.


Wyoming Square Dance Class, 6:30 p.m. Wyoming Civic Center, 1 Worthington Ave. No prior dance experience necessary. Partners not guaranteed. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 812-656-8156. Wyoming.


Stretching Your Holiday Dollar, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Sharonville Community Center, 10990 Thornview Drive. With Andrea Deckard. Learn about home economizing, saving money and finding deals. Handouts provided. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 563-2895. Sharonville.


The Canterbury Tale, 7 p.m. Glendale Elementary School, 930 Congress Ave. Eighthgrade class performs revolutionized comedic take on classic story. Family friendly. $1 or canned good donation. Presented by St. Gabriel Consolidated School. Through Nov. 6. 771-5220. Glendale.


Open House, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Art Institute of Cincinnati, 1171 E. Kemper Road. Student artwork on display. Meet faculty and discuss program options, speak with admission representatives and learn about financial aid options. Family friendly. Free. 751-1206. Springdale. F R I D A Y, N O V. 6


Natural Selections, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Raymond Walters College Muntz Hall. Free. 7455600; Blue Ash.


DJ Aaron Glorius and That Guy from Okinawa, 7 p.m. Apsara Restaurant, 4785 Lake Forest Drive. Through Dec. 26. 5541040. Blue Ash. Friday Industry Mixology, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Seecretz Sports Lounge & Grill, 10088 Springfield Pike. Half-off appetizers, drinks $3, VIP and bottle service. Entertainment and music by DJ. Ages 21 and up. 771-5800. Woodlawn.


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.


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.


The Rusty Griswolds, 9:30 p.m. Bar SeventyOne, 8850 Governors Hill Drive. Ages 21 and up. $10. 774-9697. Symmes Township.


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


All Shook Up, 7:30 p.m. Ursuline Academy, $10. Tickets required. 791-5791, ext. 1802; Blue Ash. The Canterbury Tale, 7 p.m. Glendale Elementary School, $1 or canned good donation. 771-5220. Glendale. S A T U R D A Y, N O V. 7


Moeller High School Antique Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Moeller High School, 9001 Montgomery Road. More than 100 dealers. Concessions available. Benefits Moeller High School Band. $4. Presented by Moeller Band Boosters. 791-1680. Kenwood.


Crafty Kids’ Camp and Mom, 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Stamp Your Art Out, 9685 Kenwood Road. Children and their moms create a Thanksgiving/fall candle and centerpiece while learning new crafting skills. Ages 8 and up. Family friendly. $25 for child and mom (includes all supplies). Registration required. 793-4558. Blue Ash.


RSCDS Cincinnati Branch Founders’ Anniversary Ball, 5:30 p.m.-11 p.m. The Center for the Arts, 322 Wyoming Ave. Dinner, dance and music by the Music Makars. $60. Registration required. Presented by Royal Scottish Country Dance Society Cincinnati Branch. 451-7174; Wyoming.


Fall Craft Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Church of the Saviour United Methodist Church, 8005 Pfeiffer Road. Some 50 crafters and vendors. Pumpkins available on front lawn. Free. Presented by Children’s Council Ministries. 7913142; Montgomery. Holiday Bazaar, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Holiday photos with your pet 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Maple Knoll Village, 11100 Springfield Pike, auditorium. Holiday crafts, handmade woven items, jewelry, floral arts, bake sale and collectibles. All items made or donated by Maple Knoll residents and Maple Leaf Auxiliary members. Free. 782-2400. Springdale.


2009 Education and Enrichment Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sycamore Plaza, 7800 Montgomery Road. For parents to meet one-onone with schools, day cares, music, dance and performing arts studios plus a variety of enrichment products and services. Includes stage performances, giveaways, and promotions from exhibitors and merchants. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Family Magazine. 252-0077; Kenwood.


Linton Peanut Butter and Jam Sessions, 10 a.m.-10:35 a.m. Dancing Day. Bach, Vivaldi and Irish jigs. Dance along with cello, piano, flute and Irish penny whistle. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road. Educational and interactive chamber music performance. Ages 2-6. Family friendly. $12 for four tickets; $4. Presented by Linton Peanut Butter & Jam Sessions. 381-6868. Kenwood.

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David Crowder Band Church Music Tour, 7:30 p.m. Landmark Church, 1600 Glendale Milford Road. Doors open 6:30 p.m. $25, $20 advance. 771-0960; Evendale.


All Shook Up, 7:30 p.m. Ursuline Academy, $10. Tickets required. 791-5791, ext. 1802; Blue Ash.


Fighting Hunger 5K Run and Walk, 8:30 a.m. Matthew 25: Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road. Door prizes and refreshments after the race. Benefits Matthew 25: Ministries. Local 12 Sports Director Brad Johansen will kick-off the race. $20, $15 students. Registration required. 793-6256; Blue Ash. Hang at the J, 6:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Indoor waterpark, games, dinner, movie and snack. Wear gym shoes and socks and bring swimsuit and towel. $27, $20 siblings. Registration required. 761-7500. Amberley Village.

RELIGIOUS - COMMUNITY Women In Ministry Networking Breakfast Seminar, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road. “Maximizing Your Potential for Spiritual Growth and Leadership.” Speakers include Karen O. Henry, author of “Life is Too Short not to Live” and inspirational speaker, Joan W. Chisley, of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. Family friendly. $25. Registration required. Presented by Image of Light Empowerment Ministries. 218-3236. Sharonville. S U N D A Y, N O V. 8


Moeller High School Antique Show, noon-4 p.m. Moeller High School, $4. 791-1680. Kenwood.


Who-Dey Sundeys, 1 p.m. Sluggers Rockin’ Sports Cafe, 10765 Reading Road. Bengals football, food, drink specials, contests and giveaways. Free. 956-3797. Evendale.


All Shook Up, 2:30 p.m. Ursuline Academy, $10. Tickets required. 791-5791, ext. 1802; Blue Ash.


Gorman Heritage Farm, noon-5 p.m. Gorman Heritage Farm, $5, $3 ages 3-17 and seniors, free for members. 563-6663; Evendale. Sharonville History Museum, noon-4 p.m. Sharonville History Museum, Creek Road and Main streets. Home to a variety of Sharonville memorabilia, and contains an extensive file collection about area residents, buildings and other places in and around Cincinnati. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Society of Historic Sharonville. 563-9756. Sharonville.


Forest Dale Church of Christ is hosting Team Colombia at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at Forest Dale Church of Christ, 604 W. Kemper Road, Springdale. The short-term work team to Colombia reports on its trip. 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. Donations are accepted. Call 825-7171 or visit Pictured is Team Colombia: Jay Russell of Springdale; Dr. Dale Meade of Bogota, Colombia; Leigh Anne Russell of Springdale; Bonnie Taylor of Franklin, Ohio; Jesse Russell of Springdale; Maria Cristina Fuller of Forest Park; Jon, Kathy, and Stephen Underwood of Springfield Township; and Maestro Jose of Villavicencio, Colombia. They all helped build a water tower and install a water purification system near Villavicencio, Colombia. M O N D A Y, N O V. 9

ART EXHIBITS Natural Selections, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Raymond Walters College Muntz Hall. Free. 7455600; Blue Ash. 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.


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. Rep. Connie Pillich, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Evendale Village Recreation Center, 10500 Reading Road. Representative Pillich discusses ideas and concerns with residents. Free. Presented by Rep. Connie Pillich. 614-4668120. 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.


Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227. Indian Hill.


Karaoke, 8 p.m. Sluggers Rockin’ Sports Cafe, 10765 Reading Road. With DJ Julie J. 9563797. Evendale.

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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. W E D N E S D A Y, N O V. 1 1


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. 946-7700; Sharonville. 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.


An Elegant Affair Made Easy, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Sharonville Community Center, 10990 Thornview Drive. Learn to create holiday brunch. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 563-2895. Sharonville.


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. Soft-soled shoes required. $8, $5 members and students with ID. No reservation needed. Presented by Flying Cloud Academy of Vintage Dance. 7333077; Wyoming.


Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Turner Farm, 574-1849. Indian Hill.


Play With Your Lunch, noon. Wyoming Civic Center, 1 Worthington Ave. Plays by Thornton Wilder, James Thurber, Frank Gilroy and Fred Stroppel read and performed by local professional actors. Includes box lunch. $22. Reservations required by Nov. 9, available online. Presented by Rising Phoenix Theatre Company. Through Nov. 15. 257-9805; Wyoming.


Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m. Atonement Lutheran Church, 305 Cameron Road. Presented by Greater Cincinnati O.A. Intergroup. 921-1922. Springdale. T U E S D A Y, N O V. 1 0

ART EXHIBITS Natural Selections, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Raymond Walters College Muntz Hall. Free. 7455600; Blue Ash. CIVIC

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.



The Bank of Kentucky Center hosts the Royal Hanneford Circus from Friday, Nov. 6, through Sunday, Nov. 8. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday; and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8.50-$38. Visit

Circle Singers Rehearsals, 7:15 p.m.-9 p.m. Cottingham Retirement Community, 3995 Cottingham Drive. Chapel. All voices welcome. No auditions. Perform in concerts. Bill Osborne, director. Ages 16 and up. Presented by Circle Singers. 541-1614; Sharonville. Tri State County Animal Response Team Meeting and Training, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Cat Handling Skills in Temporary Shelter Facility. Best Friends Pet Care, 11216 Gideon Lane. Volunteer meeting and disaster preparedness training for animal rescue. Free. Presented by Tri State County Animal Response Team. 702-8373; Sycamore Township.


Steely Dan’s Rent Party Tour comes to the Taft Theatre at 7:30 p.m. for two nights, Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 10-11. On the first night, the duo will perform the complete live version of “Aja,” and on the second night, “The Royal Scam.” For tickets, call 877-598-8703 or visit


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The longing that never goes away fear our spiritual longing. Why fear it? One reason is because we think it will cost us too much of our humanness and the enjoyment of this life. Paradoxically, it will increase it. We fear, as Francis Thompson feared as he ran from God, “Lest having thee, I might have naught else besides.” We also fear publicly admitting our need for God because of the secular implications that say only the mentally deficient believe in a God. In response to this fear of spirituality, James W. Jones, professor of religion at Rutgers University, says, “The struggle to find meaning by connecting with a universal, cosmic, moral and sacred reality represents not a failure of nerve, the onset of premature senility, or a lapse into neuro-

once we h a v e caught in them a whiff of the future, we remain restless a n d Father Lou u r g e n t , Guntzelman s e e k i n g n d Perspectives asearching beyond all experiences of fulfillment …” St. Augustine told us the same centuries ago, “You have made us for yourself, O God, and our hearts are ever restless until they rest in you.” Admit it or not, there is a spiritual component of our nature. It is a longing for the transcendent, for God. For a creature, total fulfillment will only be found permanently with its Creator. Strange, but many of us

The experience of longing is familiar to everyone. Throughout a lifetime we long for myriads of things – a special toy, a friend, popularity, a lover, more money, better sex, a promotion, health and so it goes. Yet no matter what we acquire or achieve the ache of longing is never completely erased. Eventually there’s something or someone else we think we need in order to be happy. Longing is a sign of our incompleteness. We never reach a prolonged time when we hold something in our hands and say, “This is all I ever wanted and all I will ever need.” One of last century’s most prominent Protestant theologians, Jurgen Moltmann, wrote: “Once awakened by specific promises that stretch further than any fulfillment …

sis, but is rather a natural part of the unhindered development process. The denial of this quest for the transcendent debilitates and impoverishes our life.” Got that? This doctor of psychology at a prestigious university is telling us it’s quite normal to realize you long for God. You’re not neurotic or senile for doing so, you’re not weird; in fact you’re being true to your nature. It makes your life worse by not doing so. Spirituality is not optional. Certainly we need material possessions to live, and enjoyment to thrive, but we

need a spiritual dimension to live fully. It enables us to find purpose and meaning and connects us our source and destiny. It fills out our picture. The fact that longing constantly nips at our heels proves it’s not optional. It’s crucial for general health. “Among all my patients in the second half of life, that is to say over 35, there has not been one whose problem in the last resort was not that of finding a religious outlook on life,” wrote Carl Jung. Our consumer society tries to contradict that Jungian idea. It says our longing is exclusively for this world and

this world can completely satisfy. Ridiculous! A society that tells its people they should live a certain way, if that way is fundamentally in opposition to what people are by nature, produces what Nietzsche termed the “sick animal.” There is a longing down deep where the sparks of our humanity smolder. Though we enjoy this wonderful world, our longing wants to call us ever onward and up where we belong. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.


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Chilly weather outside means chili inside Plus, Rita’s grandson ‘fishes’ for birthday dinner

I had to laugh when grandson Jack requested tilapia from Keegan’s Seafood for his fourth birthday’s dinner. It’s a small shop in Mount Washington owned by Tom Keegan. Keegan’s a walking encyclopedia for seafood and loves showing the kids all the different varieties to make them more aware about eating healthy. The reason I laughed is when we were growing up, the only seafood we ate was frozen whiting, fried, and fresh bass caught by my Mom and brother, Charlie. I didn’t even know what tilapia was until I was in my 30s. We need to support independent folks like Tom. So if you have a favorite independent deli/grocer, etc. let me know and I’ll feature them and a signature recipe in an upcoming column.

I want to hear from readers across the board: n o r t h , south, east and west!

Rita Heikenfeld Herb Rita’s kitchen crusted


Any nice white fish will do. When I teach seafood classes, this is a student favorite. Four servings halibut, skinless, 6 to 8 oz. each 1 ⁄2 cup approx. Dijon mustard Salt and pepper 1 ⁄2 cup basil, finely chopped 1 ⁄4 cup each: cilantro, mint, parsley, chives and dill, finely chopped Butter Pat fish dry. Season both sides of fish with salt and pepper and lightly brush both sides with mustard. Combine herbs and place in shallow dish. Press both sides of fish into herb mix-

ture, coating evenly. In a nonstick pan, melt about 2 tablespoons butter and turn heat to medium. Add fish. Cook several minutes on each side, until done. Tips from Rita’s kitchen: Don’t overcook fish. When it flakes easily, it’s done. Seafood 101: Watch my cable TV show with Tom on Union Township TV (Warner 8 and 15) to learn all you need to know about seafood.

Melissa’s Schaiper’s easy chicken chili

There’s a good amount of interest in the chicken chili Good Samaritan serves in their cafeteria. Friend, great cook and Good Sam’s cath lab queen (my given title) Kay Hitzler found out it’s a purchased product. Kay’s group in the catheter lab held a tailgating lunch and Melissa Schaiper, a colleague of Kay’s, brought a crockpot chicken chili that was a huge hit. Kay said Melissa’s chili is a bit spicier than Good Sam’s. So I would say use a

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Spray crockpot. Add:

1 pound chicken breast 4 cups canned Great Northern beans 12 oz. salsa 1 teaspoon each: cumin and garlic Cook six hours on low. An hour before serving, stir in 4 ounces of pepper jack cheese. Serve with 4 more ounces of cheese. Tips from Rita’s kitchen: If you want, stir in more cumin and garlic after six hours. More chili recipes: In my online column at www. and at

Rita’s lower fat Fiddle Faddle clone

I developed this for the book “Sports Nutrition for Idiots.” Flaxseed is optional and the store-bought version doesn’t contain this. 4 cups popped corn 1 tablespoon flaxseed 1 cup caramel ice cream topping, heated in microwave

Mix popcorn and flax. Pour topping over, stirring to coat as well as you can. Pour onto sprayed cookie sheet. Bake in preheated 250degree oven for 30 to 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Makes 4 cups.

Rooting out recipes

Fern’s chili. For Pam Timme. “It was in the Enquirer long ago and I’ve lost it.” I’m wondering if it’s Fern Storer’s recipe. She was the Post food editor for years and a wonderful cook. Red Lobster’s sundried tomato salad dressing. For Dwight. He had no luck calling the company. (They don’t serve it anymore). He also went online, researched recipe books, etc. Mio’s creamy garlic dressing. Spoke with Chris

Forbes, owner of the Milford Mio’s. “Can’t divulge it. There’s garlic, sour cream, milk, pepper and sugar in it.” When I asked if there was any vinegar, lemon juice, etc., he said no. If anyone has a creamy garlic recipe similar, please share. Bravo’s strawberry lasagna for Betty Hawley. I’m giving up on this Augusta, Ky., restaurant’s dessert. I’ve made several calls to the owner, who at first thought she might share, but she hasn’t returned my calls. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Or call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Mayerson JCC hosts ‘Authors Out Loud’

Third, for a donation of $5 to the Salvation Army visitors could take home a beautiful queen sized hand made quilt as seen being held by auxiliary members. The event begins at 11 a.m. at Kenwood Baptist Church, 8341 Kenwood Road, just north of the Kenwood mall, opening with a group of prize-winning dolls from the Auxiliary’s doll dressing program. A short program follows in which the award winning doll dressers receive their ribbons. The live auction, beginning at 12:15 p.m. and conducted by Patrick Wilson of Indian Hill, concludes the program. Proceeds from the auction will be used to purchase new dolls and quality children’s books for next year’s event. Enjoy an afternoon of tea, sweets and music and an opportunity to view and purchase a variety of wonderful dolls. The event is open to the public. Admission and parking are free. Call 762-5600 for more information.

in Mason at Cedar Village. People can also support the JCC Early Childhood School by purchasing book(s), music, magazines, or gifts from the Barnes & Noble in Kenwood between Nov. 12 and 15. A percentage of these sales will be donated to the school when a JCC/Barnes & Noble voucher is presented at the time of purchase. The voucher is free and can be picked up at the JCC or found on their Web site, Men and women of all ages will learn new methods of communicating with the opposite sex at the JCC on Thursday, Nov. 12 with Dr. Karen Gail Lewis, author of the book, “Why Don’t you Understand? – A Gender Relationship Dictionary.” This book translates more than 70 words and phrases that have different meanings for the person speaking and listening. Understanding the various meanings of these words can rescue men and women from frustrating bickering and painful arguments. “The purpose of conversation is very different for men than it is for women,” Lewis said. “My book helps people learn how to identify where the ‘hidden land mines’ are in everyday conversation – why one person gets angry and why another person doesn’t.” Advance tickets for any of the “Authors Out Loud” JCC speaker series should be purchased by Friday, Nov. 6. Single ticket prices range from $5 to $15.Osher’s session Monday, Nov. 9, is free, thanks to a generous grant from the Robert and Barbara Osher Family Foundation. For more information for to purchase tickets, call the JCC, 761-7500, visit, or e-mail

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A new location welcomes The Salvation Army Toy Shop Auxiliary 53nd annual charity doll auction Tuesday, Nov. 10. More than 40 beautiful collectible dolls will be auctioned off this year. The auction dolls are one of a kind, all hand dressed. Some are adorned with lovely accessories mostly hand-made by the dresser. There will be 700 dolls on display dressed by Greater Cincinnati area volunteers. The dolls constitute part of the thousands of toys the Salvation Army distributes to needy children prior to Christmas. The Toy Shop will also distribute 6,000 quality new books to children, which have been personally selected by Auxiliary member and book project chairperson Audrey Dick of Western Hills. There are three special projects this year. First, 25 handmade quilt packages which include two doll outfits, booties and a handmade quilt all made to fit an American Doll sized doll, each priced at $35 per package. Second, two sets of tickets for Playhouse in the Park’s “A Christmas Carol” as well as figurines of Scrooge and Bob Cratchit carrying Tiny Tim, various dates and times available Dec. 3 through Dec. 11.


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The Mayerson JCC (8485 Ridge Road, next to Ronald Reagan Highway) is offering a week-long evening speaker series called “Authors Out Loud.” All of Cincinnati is invited to this series, which runs five evenings in a row from Sunday, Nov. 8, through Thursday, Nov. 12. A different author speaks each night. Topics range from relationship issues or life as an NBC news correspondent to teenage vampires, children’s stories, and much more. To purchase tickets, call 761-7500 or visit The series kicks off at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, when world-renowned author Martin Fletcher talks about his book, “Breaking News.” Fletcher will share his experiences as an NBC News Tel Aviv Bureau Chief and war news veteran. His talk will feature war stories and his career experience from battlefield cameraman to media executive. Fletcher has covered every event of consequence in the Middle East and Africa over the past 30 years. On Monday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m., Dr. Robert H. Osher, one of America’s leading eye surgeons, UC professor, and lecturer, will discuss surviving kidney cancer and his experience in the ophthalmology field with his book, “The Real ABCs: Achievement, Balance, Contentment.” Known as one of the top 10 cataract surgeons in the U. S., Osher has been the ophthalmic consultant for the Cincinnati Reds since 1990, and he has published 12 children’s books to help raise money for local and national charities. Proceeds from Dr. Osher’s book sales go to the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Association. On Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m., mothers and daughters who are fans of


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Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden – needs volunteers in the volunteer education program. Volunteers will receive training, invitations to special events and a monthly newsletter, among other benefits. There are numerous volunteer opportunities now available, including: “Ask Me” Station Program, Slide Presenters Program, Tour Guide Program, Animal Handlers Program, CREW Education Program. Each area has its own schedule and requirements. Certified training is also required. Must be 18 or older and have a high school degree or GED diploma. For more information, call the zoo’s education department at 559-7752, or e-mail volunteereducator@cincinnatizoo.o rg, or visit Grailville – needs volunteers for the garden in Loveland. Volunteer days are 9 a.m. to noon selected Saturdays through November. For a complete list visit or call 683-2340. Volunteers will work in the kitchen and herb gardens. No experience is needed, volunteers may participate once or for the entire season. Volunteers should bring gloves, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, footwear that can get dirty and a snack if desired. Tools are provided. Granny’s Garden School – needs help in the garden. Granny’s is growing produce for needy families in the area, with support from the Greenfield Plant Farm. Greenfield Plant Farm donated their surplus tomato and green pepper plants to the Granny’s Garden School program. Granny is seeking help with maintaining the gardens, planting and harvesting more produce. Granny’s is at Loveland Primary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. Call 3242873 or e-mail, or visit GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden retrievers and places them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-981-2251 and leave your name and phone. Visit E-mail League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter, needs volunteers 16 and older to help socialize cats and 18 and older to socialize and walk dogs. Other opportunities available. Call 735-2299, ext. 3. Save the Animals Foundation – Needs people 18 and older to staff its shelter for homeless cats and dogs. Call 378-0300 for cats and 588-6609 for dogs. Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Township. Meetings are open to the public. Visit for monthly subjects or more information. Call 702-8373.


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Health care

American Diabetes Association – Seeks volunteers in its area office located downtown for clerical support, filling requests for educational materials from phone requests, data entry, special events support and coordinating the Health Fair. Call 759-9330. American Heart Association – Volunteers needed to assist with the American Heart Association’s cause campaigns, Power to End Stroke, Go Red For Women, Start!, and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Assignments include clerical work, event specific duties and community outreach. Contact the American Heart Association at 281-4048 or e-mail Bethesda North Hospital – Seeks volunteer musicians for music therapy, featuring soothing music. Call 871-0783 or e-mail Also openings for volunteers in various areas. Call 745-1164. Captain Kidney Educational Program – Needs volunteers one or more mornings or afternoons a month during the school year to educate children in first through sixth grades about kidney function and disease. Training provided. Call 961-8105. Clermont Recovery Center – Needs volunteers to fill positions on the board of trustees. Clermont County residents interested in the problem of alcohol or drug abuse, especially persons in long-term recovery and their family members, are encouraged to apply. Contact

Barbara Adams Marin, CQI manager and communications coordinator, at 735-8123 or, Kim King, administrative assistant at 7358144. Crossroads Hospice – Seeking volunteers to assist terminally ill patients and their families. Call 793-5070. Destiny Hospice – is seeking caring and compassionate people to make a difference in the life of a person living with terminal illness. No special skills or experience needed; simply a willingness to help provide comfort and support. Orientation is scheduled to fit the volunteer’s schedule. Opportunities are available throughout the Cincinnati, Middletown and Butler County area. Contact Anne at 5546300, or Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care – is seeking volunteers in all Greater Cincinnati communities. Evercare provides care for those facing end-of-life issues and personal support to their families. Volunteers needed to visit with patients and/or assist in administrative and clerical tasks. Volunteers may provide care wherever a patient resides, whether in a private home or nursing facility. Call 1-888-866-8286 or 682-4055. Heartland Hospice – is seeking people with an interest in serving terminally ill clients and their families. Volunteers are needed for special projects such as crochet, knitting, making cards and lap robes, as well as making visits to patients. Training is provided to fit volunteers’ schedules. Call Jacqueline at 731-6100, and Shauntay 8315800 for information. Hospice of Southwest Ohio – Seeks volunteers to help in providing hospice services, Call 770-0820, ext. 111 or e-mail Hoxworth Blood Center – Hoxworth is recruiting people to help during community blood drives and blood donation centers in the area. Positions include: Blood drive hosts, greeters, blood donor recruiters and couriers. Call Helen Williams at 558-1292 or The Jewish Hospital – 4777 E. Galbraith Road, Kenwood, needs adult volunteers to assist at the front window in the pharmacy and also to assist with clerical duties, sorting patient mail, etc. They also need volunteers to assist staff in the family lounge and information desk and a volunteer is also needed in the Cholesterol Center, 3200 Burnet Ave., to perform clerical duties. Shifts are available 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Volunteers receive a free meal ticket for each day he or she volunteers four or more hours, plus free parking. Call 686-5330. The hospital also needs adult volunteers to assist MRI staff and technologists at the reception desk of the Imaging Department in the Medical Office Building, located across from the hospital at 4750 East Galbraith Road. Volunteers are also needed to assist staff in the family lounge and at the information desk in the main hospital. Shifts are available Monday through Friday. Call 686-5330. Mercy Hospital Anderson – Seeks volunteers for the new patient services team, the Patient Partner Program. This team will provide volunteers with the opportunity to interact directly with the patients on a non-clinical level. Volunteers will receive special training in wheelchair safety, infection control, communication skills, etc. The volunteers will assist in the day-to-day non clinical functions of a nursing unit such as reading or praying with the patient; playing cards or watching TV with the patient; helping the patient select meals; running an errand; cutting the patient’s food. Call the Mercy Hospital Anderson Volunteer Department at 624-4676 to inquire about the Patient Partner Program. Wellness Community – Provides free support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones. Volunteers needed to work at special events, health fairs, bulk mailings and other areas. Visit and click on “volunteer” to sign up. Call 791-4060, ext. 19.

Social Services

American Cancer Society – Seeks volunteers for office help, assistance in resale shop, new recruits for the Young Professionals group, Relay For Life team captains, cancer survivors to help with support groups and more. Call 1-888-ACS-OHIO. Cincinnati Association for the Blind – Seeks volunteers in all areas, especially drivers available during the day. Weekend and evening hours also available. Call at 487-4217. Clovernook Center for the Blind – contact Charlene Raaker, coordinator of volunteer services at 5222661 or for volunteer opportunities. Council on Child Abuse – Looking for volunteers who care about babies and their families. Volunteers will reinforce positive ways to manage infant crying and distribute information on the dangers of shaking babies. Call 936-8009. The Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Division of the March of Dimes – needs office volunteers. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. MondayFriday, at 10806 Kenwood Road in Blue Ash. Contact Carol Panko at or call 769-3588. Inter Parish Ministry has a variety of volunteer jobs available – work in the Choice Pantry, help in the office, organize and sort clothing for client families or help with special events. Also needs volunteers to assist with its Elder Ministry program at a local nursing home. Volunteers help residents play bingo on Monday afternoons for about an hour. Contact Connie at 5613932 or visit for more information. Lighthouse Youth Services – needs volunteer receptionist/development assistant three to five days a week in the morning. The development assistant will answer phones, greet visitors, manage the front desk, assist with mailings and other responsibilities as requested. Call Tynisha Worthy at 487-7151, email The office is at 1501 Madison Road, second floor. Outreach Programs – Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Programs of Cincinnati Inc. provides community education, referrals, interventions, assessments, short-term counseling, advocacy, training, community outreach and substance abuse prevention training. Call 636-5459. ProKids – ProKids trains volunteers to become CASAs – Court Appointed Special Advocates. Each CASA is assigned to a foster child, making sure the child is safe, that the child’s needs are met, and helping each child move into a safe, permanent and nurturing home. Most CASAs spend two to four hours a week on their case. Contact Glenna Miller at 281-2000, Ext. 101 or Visit St. Joseph Home – Opportunities available evenings and weekends to work with children and young adults with disabilities. Call 5632520, ext. 117. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul – needs volunteers to assist with incoming social service phone requests. Responsibilities include assessing eligibility, scheduling appointments and offering alternate referrals as appropriate. Help is needed during regular office hours, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday–Friday, at SVDP’s headquarters at 1125 Bank St. Call 562-8841, ext. 233. Stepping Stones Center – for children and adults with disabilities needs volunteers for children’s summer day camp and for residential camps for children and adults. Programs are in Indian Hill and in Batavia. Ask about possible camp bus transportation available from community pick-up sites. Volunteers must be 13 and older. Camp sessions run from June through August. Day camp is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Volunteers can choose flexible day schedules. Call Sarah Bosley, 8314660, Ext. 26 or e-mail

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Church of the Saviour United Methodist

The Fall Craft/Vendor Show is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. It is free. Mission Maniacs (children kindergarten-sixth grades) will meet from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15. Memory candles will be made for families that have lost loved ones during the year. 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. Haiti Mission Trip 2010 sign-ups are being taken for an adult mission trip to Haiti in February. Call the church office for details. 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 8257171 or at 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;

Goldstein Family Learning Academy

The Goldstein Family Learning Academy will unveil its fall JLI course, “SoulQuest: The Journey Through Life, Death, and Beyond.” The twin mysteries of life and death have fascinated philosophers and laymen alike since the dawn of time. “This course addresses the most commonly asked questions about the soul’s journey,” said Rabbi Yisrael Rice, the course author. “And then some not-so-common questions that many people have never even thought of.” Participants will find comfort in understanding the

About religion

Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. E-mail announcements to tricountypress@communitypre, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. Mail to: Tri-County Press, Attention: Teasha Fowler, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140. soul’s journey. Lessons will examine a range of classic Jewish sources, drawing extensively from the Talmud and Kabbalah. This new course will be offered at Chabad Jewish Center for either six Thursday mornings or Monday evenings. Morning classes begin: 9:30-11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, and evening classes begin: 7:30-9 p.m., Monday, Nov. 9. The course costs $70, and there is a 10 percent Discount for Couples. A 50 percent discount is being offered when you sign up with a new student, which includes a student textbook. “We are so sure that you will enjoy it” said Rabbi Yisroel Mangel, “that we invite anyone interested to attend the first lesson free, with no obligation.” For further information or reservations Chabad Jewish Center 793-5200 or at or visit for up-todate information about SoulQuest.

(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 pre-register, call Mendy Maserang at 587-2437 or e-mail The church is hosting “DivorceCare: Surviving the Holidays” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, in the Community Room of the Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road. It is a helpful, encouraging seminar for people facing the holidays after a separation or divorce. Space is limited to the first 50 adults; pre-registration is required. There is no charge for

Hartzell United Methodist

The Sauerkraut Dinner and Auction will be held Saturday, Nov. 7. The cost is $10 per person. Reservations are needed by Sunday, Nov. 1. For reservations, call 891-8527. The church is at 8999 Applewood Drive, Blue Ash; 891-8527. 4952 Winton Rd. • Fairfield

Garden Park Unity Church 3581 W. Galbraith Rd (Galbraith @ Cheviot)

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

Faith Lutheran Church

ROMAN CATHOLIC St. Martin Dr Porres Catholic Church

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

CHRISTIAN CHURCH DISCIPLES Mt. Healthy Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

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

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

on Sunday 11/8/09 at 6pm.

“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. Meghan Howard, 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 Guest Speaker

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

Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS


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


680 W Sharon Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45240


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

711 East Columbia • Reading PROGRESSIVE GAME $10,000 & GROWING

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Call Cathy at 513-494-1391 to get on mailing list for monthly specials. Ca specials

Save the Animals Foundation BINGO

11330 Williamson Rd. off Cornell, in Blue Ash


TUESDAY & FRIDAY Evenings - Doors Open 6pm

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Preliminary Games 7:00pm - Reg Games 7:30pm

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

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.

Taiwanese Ministry 769-0725

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.

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

Rev Lyle Rasch, Pastor

Do O ors 5:00pen pm

Oak Hills Pavillion 4307 Bridgetown Rd.

4695 Blue Rock Road Colerain Township South of Ronald Reagan and I-275 923-3370 5921 Springdale Rd 1mi west of Blue Rock

SmokeFree Bingo

A memorial service will be held at

Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA)

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:


passed away on 10/22/09.


Christ Lutheran Church (LCMS)


Nola Lawhorn

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

Creek Road Baptist Church

Huge Indoor Rumm age Sale




Doors Open 6:00 pm Bingo Starts 6:55 pm • No Computers Guaranteed $3500 Payout With 150 Players or More




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.

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

Owner: Pamela Poindexter

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

8am Holy Eucharist I 9am Holy Eucharist II 11am Holy Eucharist II Child Care 9-11 Healing intercessory prayer all services

Sharonville United Methodist Church


Quality Granite & Bronze Monuments & Markers

Montgomery Community Church

965 Forest Ave - 771-1544 The Reverend Roger L Foote The Reverend Laura L Chace, Deacon

Northern Hills Synagogue-Congregation B’nai Avraham is hosting its annual rummage sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8. Jewelry, electronics, collectables, clothing, toys, and more will be available. At 1 p.m., the bag sale will begin, when an entire bag of merchandise can be purchased for $5. The synagogue is at 5714 Fields Ertel Road, Deerfield Township; 9316038;


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.

Northern Hills Synagogue

New Church of Montgomery

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.

Evelyn Place Monuments


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

this event. Topics to be discussed include “Why the Holidays Are Tough,” “What Emotions to Expect,” “How to Plan and Prepare,” “How to Handle Uncomfortable Situations” and “Using the Holidays to Help You Heal.” Those who attend will receive a free book with more than 30 daily readings providing additional insights and ideas on holiday survival. Child care through sixth grade will be provided during the event starting at 10:30 a.m. at Montgomery Community Church (11251 Montgomery Road). Pre-registration for child care is required. To pre-register, call Mendy Maserang at 5872437 or e-mail The church is at 11251 Montgomery Road; 489-0892.



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; m.


Ascension Lutheran Church

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November 4, 2009


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)



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


Visitors Welcome

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



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

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

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

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

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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November 4, 2009


The crowd watches as dogs perform tricks on stage during the Pooch Parade.

Wyoming Police lt. Rusty Herzog, standing left, mans the inflatable jumping castle for kids at the Pooch Parade.

Sam Frank and his collie, Friday, sporting a caveman look, win the second-place award for owner and pet look-alikes.

Pup tricks and dog treats

The first-place parade float prize went to the Peanuts gang: Pete, the beagle mix, from left, Judy Levy as Lucy, Debbie Vargo as Linus, Trixie the beagle, and Rich Silbilger as Charlie Brown.

Halloween started early in Wyoming as local canines were dressed in costumes and many did tricks for treats during the 10th annual Howling Pooch Parade Sunday, Oct. 25. The Wyoming Veterinary Clinic sponsored the event, which benefited Wyoming Youth Services. Prizes were awarded for costumes, tricks and parade floats. Kids could pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, jump in the inflatable castle and wind their way through the hay maze. The pups sniffed out fun and each other on the Civic Center lawn, and local businesses showcased their goods and services.


Phillip Fritz and his “bumble bee� beagle/labrador mix Marly, take a break at the Pooch Parade.

Regina Richmond and her poodle, Priscilla, win the look-alike award with matching attire.

Local businesses such as the Dog Depot, Queen City Dog Training Club Inc., Pedigreed Portraits, 70 Cat Rescue, Wyoming on the Avenue and Wyoming Veterinary Clinic sponsored booths at the Pooch Parade.

18-month-old Izabella Hardin checks out the pumpkin patch at the Pooch Parade.







Kirk Holthaus, 54, 2120 Aspen Pines Drive, operating vehicle intoxicated at 10800 Reading Road, Oct. 16. Jennifer Shoop, 31, 4792 Stoney Brook Road, theft at 9684 Reading Road, Oct. 14. Donald Rack, 25, 1506 Riesenberg Ave., domestic violence at 10599 Reading Road, Oct. 9.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Reported at 2931 Exxon Ave., Oct. 16.


Semi entered and TV, DVD player, game system, games valued at $945 removed at 2521 Glendale Milford Road, Oct. 9. Checking account accessed without consent at 10485 Reading Road, Oct. 13.



John Hollon, 34, 629 E. Sharon Avenue, Cincinnati, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, Oct. 23. Kenneth Wilder, 44, 5646 Planet Drive, Fairfield, two warrants for menacing from the Hamilton County Municipal Court, Oct. 23. George Barber, 39, 10108 dixie Court, Cincinnati, warrant from Greenhills Mayor’s Court for failing to pay fines and costs due, Oct. 26. Bethena Burge, 27, 2376 Walden Glen Circle, Cincinnati, warrant for failing to appear in Glendale Mayor’s Court, Oct. 26.

Incidents/investigations Theft

100 block of West Sharon Avenue; tools, yard equipment, chain saw, gas cans, television and cell phone taken from garages, out buildings and vehicles at four separate locations. No value estimates have been obtained, Oct. 28. 1000 block of North Troy Avenue; eight panel exercise pen removed from front yard; value of $100 Oct, 28.



Zachary Goodall, 19, 6844 Devon Drive, operating vehicle intoxicated at Kemper and Reading Road, Oct. 12. Matthew Fetters, 27, 105 W. Second St., drug abuse at 3850 Hauck Road, Oct. 13. Erika Pulley, 21, 975 Havensport Drive, open container at 11755 Mosteller Road, Oct. 14. Kevin Helton, 39, 306 W. Vine St., theft at 12035 Lebanon Road, Oct. 15. Christopher Kearrey, 23, 4025 Creek Road, receiving stolen property at 7036 Vine St., Oct. 16. Kristi Matthew, 22, 11608 Timber Ridge, child endangerment at 11608 Timber Ridge, Oct. 17. Mandi Tollivev, 26, 997 Seminole Road, operating vehicle intoxicated, open container at I-275, Oct. 17. Alex Berry, 22, 3313 Claydor Drive, operating vehicle intoxicated at 275 at mile 42, Oct. 18.

Incidents/investigations Counterfeiting

Reported at 1545 E. Kemper Road, Oct. 17.

Criminal damaging

Vehicle damaged at 10857 Sharondale, Oct. 18. Fence damaged at 8163 McCaully Court, Oct. 17. Tire value at $400 removed at 3480 E. Kemper Road, Oct. 15.

Open container

Reported at I275 at milepost 45, Oct. 17.

Passing bad checks

Check for $117.15 returned at 3367 Hauck Road, Oct. 12.


Belt valued at $8 removed at Lebanon Road, Oct. 10. $20.85 in services not paid for at 11770 Lebanon Road, Oct. 10. $20 in gas not paid for at 12191 Mosteller Road, Oct. 12. Medication of unknown value removed at 3566 Grandview, Oct. 16. Credit cards of unknown value removed at 3819 Allsa Court, Oct. 16. Vehicle removed at 11641 Timber Ridge, Oct. 17. $16.04 in gas not paid for at 2225 Sharon Road, Oct. 17.

Theft, criminal damaging

GPS valued at $500 removed at 11457 Chester Road, Oct. 10. Tools valued at $250 removed from vehicle at 1 Freightliner Drive, Oct. 10.

Unauthorized use of vehicle

Reported at 7027 Windwood Way, Oct. 17.




James Robinson, 32, 10456 Blacksmith Place, tampering with evidence, open container, driving under the influence at 273 Nelson Lane, Oct. 19.





Editor Dick Maloney | | 248-7134

About police reports

The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. This information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: Evendale, Chief Gary Foust, 563-2249 or 563-0289; Glendale, Chief Dave Warman, 771-7645 or 7717882; Sharonville, Chief Mike Schappa, 563-1147; Springdale, Chief Mike Laage, 346-5790; Wyoming, Chief Gary J. Baldauf, 821-0141.

theft at 300 Kemper Road, Oct. 12. Devon Tatum, 18, 1115 Chesterdale, theft at 12105 Lawnview Ave., Oct. 12. Johnathan Ramirez, 19, 988 Chesterdale Drive, resisting arrest at 1276 Chesterdale, Oct. 11.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

Garage entered and compressor valued at $800 removed at 376 Cameron Road, Oct. 15. $15,000 in tools removed at 458 Sharon W., Oct. 15. Reported at 432 Sharon W., Oct. 13.

Criminal damaging

Garage window damaged at 11765 Rose Lane, Oct. 17. Vehicle window damaged at 11551 Springfield Pike, Oct. 16. Vehicle window damaged at 11979 Marwood, Oct. 14.


Reported at Northland Boulevard, Oct. 14.


Counterfeit money reported at 11775 Springfield Pike, Oct. 16. $220 in counterfeit money passed at 865 Kemper Road, Oct. 15. Reported at 342 Northland Blvd., Oct. 15.


Reported at 11725 Princeton Pike, Oct. 16.


Kim Herman, 28, 919 Ledro St., disorderly conduct at 919 Ledro St., Oct. 17. Ebony Coles, 22, 1785 Agnes St., theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, Oct. 17. Juvenile Female, 16, theft at 11661 Princeton Pike, Oct. 17. Keionia Dowdell, 21, 1911 Mill Vale Court, theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, Oct. 16. Jeramaine Rayford, 23, 11332 Southland Blvd., theft at 12105 Lawnview Ave., Oct. 16. Tarmessa Johnson, 24, 313 Darby Creek Road, theft at 1000 Sycamore St., Oct. 16. Joel Robledo, 26, 127 Beckham Way, domestic violence at 100 Beckham Way, Oct. 16. Juvenile Female, 14, theft at 12105 Lawnview Ave., Oct. 14. Juvenile Male, 17, theft at 1205 Lawnview Ave., Oct. 14. Russell Milburn, 20, 122 Shadow Lake, complicity, drug abuse at 11700 Princeton Pike, Oct. 14. Adam Koger, 18, 281 Villa Drive, theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, Oct. 13. Benjamin Strunk, 18, 10192 Hartwood Court, theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, Oct. 13. Juvenile Female, 14, theft at 12105 Lawnview Ave., Oct. 14. Shevon Mcneil, 26, 1073 Paragon Drive, deception to obtain a dangerous drug, drug abuse at 385 Northland Blvd., Oct. 12. Maurice Scott, 28, 94 Ehrman Ave.,

Notice of Public Auction In accordance with the provisions of State Law, there being due and unpaid charges for which the undersigned is entitled to satisfy an owner’s lien of goods hereinafter described and stored at Uncle Bob’s SelfStorage location(s) listed below. And, due notice has been given, to the owner of said property and all parties known to claim an interest therein, and the time specified in such notice for payment of such having expired, the goods will be sold at public auction at the below stated location (s) to the highest bidder or otherwise disposed of on Monday, Novem ber 23, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. at 11378 Springfield Pike, Springdale, OH 45246, 513-7715311. Coumba Fall, 11712 Hamlet Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45240; Household Goods, Furniture, Boxes; Dan Soper, 7898 E. Miami River Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45247; Furniture, Tools, Construction Equipment; Kimberly Parks, 1095 Addice Way, Cincin nati, OH 45224; Household goods, Furniture, Boxes, TV’s or Stereo Equip ment. 3005

$21.45 in gas not paid for at 11620 Springfield Pike, Oct. 18. $235 in purchases made on debit card without consent at 110 Boggs Lane, Oct. 18. Jackets valued at $1,785 removed at 11700 Princeton Pike, Oct. 17. Clothing valued at $300 removed at 1118 Chesterdale Drive, Oct. 17. Merchandise valued at $130 removed at 11700 Princeton Pike, Oct. 15. $280 in currency removed at 1235 Chesterdale Road, Oct. 15. $285 in merchandise removed at 800 Kemper Road, Oct. 13. Currency removed from donations at 800 Kemper Road, Oct. 13.



Damian B. Doxie, 35, 321 Heatherstone Drive, Cincinnati, drug abuse, Oct.19. Matthew Paul Gorman, 28, 1178 Ridgebrook Drive, Cincinnati, drug abuse, Oct 19.


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Our interactive CinciNavigator map allows you to pinpoint the loction of police reports in your neighborhood. Visit: Daryl A. Hawkins, 49, 1030 Avondale Ave., Cincinnati, open container, Oct 23.

Incidents/investigations Property damage

Rear bumper of vehicle parked on the street overnight kicked in causing damage, Oct 23. Driver’s side tail light knocked out by pumpkin overnight, Oct 25. Rear window of vehicle broken out with pumpkin overnight, Oct 25. Rear taillight broken out on vehicle overnight, Oct, 25. Large dent in trunk of van next to driver’s side tail light overnight, Oct 25.


Vehicle unlocked entered and Classic 30G IPOD taken on West Hill Lane, Oct 6. Vehicle unlocked entered and $20 bill and $5 in coin taken on Larchmont Ave., Oct 6.

Vehicle tampering


Vehicle unlocked ransacked on Harmon Drive, Oct 6. Vehicle unlocked ransacked on Glenway Ave., Oct 6. Vehicles unlocked on Lachmont Drive, (4) locations, ransacked, Oct 6. Vehicle unlocked ransacked on Brayton Ave., Oct 6. Vehicles unlocked on Mt. Pleasant Ave., (3) locations, ransacked, Oct 6. Vehicle unlocked ransacked on Charles St., Oct 6. Sony CD player and two front floor mats taken from locked vehicle, Brocdorf Drive, Oct 14. Leaf blower and hedge trimmer taken from storage box on front porch, Wyoming Ave., Oct 16. Birdfeeder taken from rear yard, Springfield Pike, Oct 19. Book bag opened and wallet removed from football locker room during football practice, taken from wallet was $43.00, and wallet recovered in soccer locker room, Oct 21.



Weekend fire sparks fire safety precautions Last month, the Cincinnati Area Chapter of the American Red Cross Disaster Action Team was called to an apartment fire in Florence, Ky., where a total 32 people were displaced. Disaster volunteers provided food, clothing and shortterm lodging were also provided to those affected. Just two weeks prior on Oct. 15, 10 families were displaced following an apartment fire in Symmes Township. The Red Cross Disaster Action Team was there to assist those affected with food, clothing, short-term lodging and any immediate needs such as medication or prescriptions that needed to be filled. “These are unfortunate situations, but we see this everyday especially during the winter months,” says

Linda Fink, deputy director of emergency services for the chapter. “There have been five fatalities this month alone, due to house fires. Many of the fires occur because people try to use alternative heating sources. We want to encourage people to have working smoke alarms and take necessary measures in order to prevent fires from happening.” Four out of ten home fire deaths resulted from fires with no smoke alarms, according to the National Fire Prevention Association; a donation of $10 can provide two smoke alarms for a home. To donate go to or mail donations to American Red Cross, Cincinnati Area Chapter P.O. Box 5216 Cincinnati, 45201-5216.


10522 Robindale Drive: West Ethel L. to Bothe Tori K.; $100,000. 10747 Thornview Drive: Williams Cori L. to Voelkel Barbara; $142,000. 10976 Main St.: Citimortgage Inc. to Hoppe Rodney; $44,625. 11045 Sharon Meadows Drive: Howard Roger K. & Wilma F. to Tatum David; $145,000. 5572 Oliver Court: Living Solutions LLC to Weitlauf Donna M.; $129,490.


1064 Terrytown Court: Harting Brian D. to Herrmann David; $105,000. 12137 Benadir Road: Hauenstein Thomas J. @3 to Bullock Joseph; $103,500. 760 Yorkhaven Road: Pocisk George B. Tr to Mitchell Rolland Keith; $155,000.

About real estate transfers

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

On the Web

Compare home sales on your block, on your street and in your neighborhood at:

{That’s The Christ Hospital Imaging Center on Red Bank Road.} Convenient hours, including evenings and weekends. Plenty of parking. And the latest in imaging technology. These are just a few ways the all-new Christ Hospital Imaging Center on Red Bank Road is making things easier for our patients. Our technology includes the area’s only 1.0 Open MRI with Ambient Experience — a unique technology TM

that creates a soothing and relaxed atmosphere. Proving once again our dedication to our patients. To advanced care. To Caring Above All.


To schedule an appointment,

call 513.564.1340.



Tri-County Press

November 4, 2009

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Tri-County Press


November 4, 2009

SVDP kicks off the 5 Cares Coat Drive


Tobe Snow, Cincinnati Chapter president, Rabbi Gary Zola, Renee Sandler and Teri Junker, co-chairs for Opening Meeting.

Hadassah hosts opening meeting

Cincinnati Chapter of Hadassah held its Opening Meeting/Installation Luncheon at Hebrew Union College in Mayerson Hall. Hadassah gift cards and teas were on sale as members socialized. After the buffet lunch, Carol Ann Schwartz, Central States Region president, led the singing of “Hatikvah” and the “Star Spangled Banner.” Bobbie Signer led the installation ceremony of Hadassah Board members for the 2009-2010 year, and Tobe Snow was installed for another term as chapter president. Jenny Broh was presented with the prestigious 2009 Hadassah National Leadership Award. Then, Rabbi Gary Zola gave an informative and entertaining PowerPoint presentation on Abraham Lincoln and his relationship with the Jewish people. Rita Rothenberg awarded an assortment of prizes to those who purchased raffle tickets. Co-chairs for the event were Teri Junker and Renee Sandler.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul and WLWT Channel 5 recently announced the kickoff of their eighth annual 5 Cares Coat Drive at Gold Star in Norwood at the corner of Smith and Edwards roads. St. Vincent de Paul supplies coats to its own clients, as well as to other agencies that also work directly with those in need. The 5 Cares Coat Drive relies on the generosity of the community for the donation of new and gentlyused coats towards its goal of 4,000 coats. Coats can be donated at a number of dropoff locations throughout Greater Cincinnati, including participating fire departments and participating Gold Star Chili locations. “For families living paycheck to paycheck, or those who are newly unem-

ployed, the expense of a coat may just not be in the budget, especially when faced with the more pressing needs of food or medicine – some just simply go without,” said Liz Carter, executive director, St. Vincent de Paul. “We are continuing to see people from all communities of Greater Cincinnati – people who have never asked for help before – due to the challenging economic climate.” This project is made possible by firefighters and others who collect the coats, volunteers who transport, sort and distribute the coats, and of course, the community who generously donate the coats. Participating fire departments serving as dropoff points include Anderson Township, Colerain Town-

IN THE SERVICE Friason in Air Force


Jenny Broh was presented with the prestigious 2009 Hadassah National Leadership Award.


Bobbie Signer and Carol Ann Schwartz, Central States Region President, lead the singing of Hatikvah and the national anthem.



Air Force Airman Kyle D. Friason graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete

basic training earn four c r e d i t s toward an associate in applied science degree through the Friason Community College of the Air Force. He is the son of Linda and Gerald Friason of Springdale. The airman is a 2008 graduate of Princeton High School.



Feature of the Week

The Doolin House Bed & Breakfast

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

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

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ship, Whitewater Township, Sharonville, Harrison, Hamilton, Forest Park, Loveland, Milford, Blue Ash, Green Township, Springdale, Mount Healthy, Springfield Township, Liberty Township, Little Miami, Mariemont, Deerfield Township, Montgomery and Mason. For a complete list of fire departments and locations as well as participating Gold Star Chili locations, go to or The 5 Cares Coat Drive will continue through Dec. 4. For more information about donating or helping with the drive, call St. Vincent de Paul at 562-8841, ext. 226, or to learn how to receive a coat, call 4210602.

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