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Walk on the sidewalk whenever one is available, and on the left side, facing traffic, when walking in the roadway.

PEDESTRIANS, how safe are you? By Kelly McBride

A recent accident that killed a mom and her daughter, out on an evening walk in Colerain Township, serves as a reminder of the importance of pedestrian safety. Jessica Lutz, 29, and her mother, Patricia Lutz, 65, died after being struck by a car while they were out walking near their home Oct. 12. An investigation is pending. According to an April 2014 report by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 4,743 pedestrians were killed and about 76,000 were injured in traffic crashes in the United States in 2012. One hundred fifteen of those deaths occurred in Ohio. That’s one pedestrian killed every two hours, and one injured every seven minutes. The NHTSA reported that 70 percent of the fatalities did not take place at intersections, and the vast majority, 89 percent, happened when the weather was clear, not raining, snowing or foggy. The majority, 70 percent, also took place at night. Municipal law typically re-

STEPS FOR SAFETY » The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration offers theses reminders for pedestrians: » Walk on a sidewalk or path whenever one is available. » If there is no sidewalk or path available, walk facing traffic, on the left side of the road, on the shoulder, as far away from traffic as possible. » Keep alert at all times; don’t be distracted by electronic devices, including radios, smart phones and other devices that take your eyes and ears off the road environment. » Be cautious night and day when sharing the road with vehicles. Never assume a driver sees you. » Cross streets at crosswalks or intersections whenever possible. » If a crosswalk or intersection is not available, locate a well-lit area, wait for a gap in traffic that allows you enough time to cross safely, and continue to watch for traffic as you cross. » Stay off freeways, restricted-access highways and other pedestrian-prohibited roadways. » Be visible at all times. Wear bright clothing during the day, and wear reflective materials or use a flashlight at night.

flects Ohio Revised Code 4511.50, which requires pedestrians to walk on the left side of the road, facing traffic, if no sidewalk is available. If there is a sidewalk, however, pedestrians are supposed to walk on it and not the street, according to ORC 4511.50. Pedestrians, which include walkers and runners, must cross the street at a crosswalk, and if none is available, must



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yield to traffic. Students at Princeton and Wyoming schools receive safety instruction at the primary grade levels, though the content varies. Stewart Elementary students ride the bus to school, so reminders focus on getting on and off safely, according to Principal Carissa Womack. See SAFETY, Page A2

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PVS Nolwood, a division of Detroit-based PVS Chemicals, has opened a facility in Sharonville. The PVS Nolwood warehouse at 2551 Crescentville Road opened Oct. 23 with a celebration that included tours of the new, 101,000-square-foot facility on three acres. PVS distributes chemicals to businesses in the beverage, automotive, housing, water and wastewater treatments, and printing industries. “We are excited about the opportunity to partner with the city of Sharonville to expand our business and our service capabilities to our customers,” Tracy Temple, vice president of sales and marketing for PVSNolwood said in a news release. “This new facility will not only help PVS and our customers grow, but will ultimately impact the growth of the local economies of Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky as well.”

The company is bringing 30 new jobs and $9 million in new investment to the city of Sharonville, according to Economic Development Director Chris Xeil Lyons. “PVS Chemicals is one of the best examples of a familyowned business that has grown into a large global operation,” Lyons said. “The city of Sharonville appreciates their investment to our community and we look forward to a long prosperous partnership with PVS Nolwood.”

Tucker signs contract with Princeton Board of Education By Kelly McBride

The Princeton Board of Education has signed a contract with its next superintendent. Thomas Tucker, who is currently superintendent of Tucker Worthington City Schools in the Columbus area, will take over as superintendent on July 1, 2015. Interim Superintendent Ed Theroux will continue in that position until that date. Tucker will be paid $145,000 a year, with benefits that include health insurance and retirement benefits, and a car al-

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lowance of $600 a month. He will be evaluated each year by the board of education, and his contract runs through July 2020. Tucker was hired after the September retirement of Gary Pack as superintendent of Princeton schools. Pack, who served the district for six years and was recently appointed president of the Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences, will continue to oversee the completion of the third phase of the Viking Village construction, as well as the demolition of the old high school and development of a new athletic complex. The district is paying him $10,000 a month as an independent contractor through Dec. 31, 2015. Vol. 31 No. 8 © 2014 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED



BRIEFLY Nina Leland in Evendale

The Evendale Cultural Arts Center hosts the return of well known artist Nita Leland Nov. 7-Nov. 9 for her “Adventures in Creativity” workshop. The workshop runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Discover how to access your creativity in sketches, capturing ideas, images and quotations in a

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sketchbook. Try new color and design ideas; experiment with abstraction; play with mixed media, learn basic collage techniques, monotype and more. You’ll benefit from helpful daily critiques and useful tips on goal-setting in a fun and friendly atmosphere with lots of individual attention. Leland began her art career in watercolor in 1970 and teaches classes and workshops in color, collage and creativity throughout the U.S. and Canada. She teaches a weekly class at the Hithergreen Center in Dayton. For more information and to register, please call workshop coordinator Pat Haslit at 513-733-8064 or email, or contact Susan Gordy, 513563-1350 or direc-

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UC Blue Ash College will host a new exhibit of more than 140 works by 63 artists that features the Chinese philosophy of Taoism. “The Tao of Photography” exhibit runs through Dec. 5 at the UC Blue Ash Art Gallery (located in the old schoolhouse on the UC Blue Ash campus at 4131 Cooper Road. The Tao of Photography exhibit presents photographs originating from the application of Taoist philosophy and principles to photographic practice. Taoism is a philosophical, ethical and religious tradition of Chinese origin that emphasizes living in har-

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lery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information about the Tao of Photography exhibit, go to or call 513-936-7107.

The Aubrey Rose Foundation celebrates its biggest night on Nov. 7 with its signature event, Let’s Dance for the Heart of it. The “Art for the Heart” themed evening will take place at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. Come and enjoy a night of fun, food and celebration. Each year close to 500 people come to unwind and to help raise money for children who have life threatening medical conditions. Your evening includes: appetizers, meal provided by the Hilton, dessert and coffee bars, beer and wine, silent and jewelry auction, live music from the “Stays in Vegas” Band Tickets can be reserved online at or by phone 265-5801. Reserved seat-

Sharonville’s Department of Economic Development is hosting a complimentary breakfast and workshop, “The Top 10 Focus Areas to Improve your Business,” for representatives of businesses and organizations within the city. The event, open to business owners and executives, will take place Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road. The event is free, but registration is required before Oct. 31 at advantagesharonville. The workshop will be led by Tim Shepelak, a coach of 12 years who has helped businesses provide clients with resources to reduce risks and improve results.


discussion about walking on the sidewalk, crossing streets safely and being aware of surroundings. That’s the focus at Wyoming’s primary schools, as well, where police officers visit at the beginning of each school year to review general safety tips. Cross country coaches

review the rules of road, as students run throughout local communities. Princeton Associate Athletic Director Matt Weber and Middle School Cross Country Coach Lisa Benson review the training route and safety rules, before students leave campus.

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that have lost their minister for whatever reason and to help coordinate the search process for another permanent priest. He says that Christ Church will probably begin their process this winter. Keydel loves doing transitional work in congregations. His favorite time for pet blessings is in church on the Sunday closest to St. Francis Day – St. Francis being the patron of pets and animals. He says, “One of the great gifts of the Episcopal Church is our liturgy – it is a pleasure and privilege.” So far no animals have had accidents or fights – but Christ Church was ready with club soda and paper towels just in case. Keydel worked in retail banking for 15 years before becoming ordained into the priesthood in Birmingham, Michigan, by The Rev. R. Stewart Wood, former rector of Christ Church Glendale. Born in Detroit, Keydel moved to St. Louis, then to Connecticut and back to Detroit. Keydel is conducting a series on Christian reformation on Sundays at 10 a.m. in Christ Church, covering the Roman Empire Church in the new world and the American experience of the colonies from the end of the Revolution through the end of the 20th Century.

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STEWART GETS GARDEN SCHOOL Princeton City Schools is bringing the renowned Granny's Garden School to Stewart Elementary through a pilot project that will officially launch this fall. Granny’s Garden School hopes to establish school garden programs at each of Princeton’s eight elementary schools within the next five years. Granny’s Garden School will give Stewart Elementary students new ways to discover science and nature through handson experience in new outdoor classrooms on school grounds. Granny’s curriculum-based multiyear program develops a rich knowledge base that students carry throughout their lives. “The academic, instruction and life skills our students will learn by working in the new school garden program at Stewart Elementary School will enhance their abilities in elementary school and beyond,” said Gary Pack, former Princeton City Schools superintendent.

“Partners like Granny’s Garden School provide an excellent opportunity to add value to the curriculum of our kindergarten through fifth grade students.” Joe Clear, a beloved physical education teacher who retired in 2013 after 15 years at Stewart Elementary is now a school garden educator at Granny’s Garden School and will lead the program. While at Stewart, Clear established the school’s first garden with approximately 80 percent of the classrooms participating, but, as is typical of school garden programs across the country, the program faltered without someone at the helm. “Joe’s experience and extensive research confirmed what we have observed during more than 12 years of working with other school garden developers,” said Roberta “Granny” Paolo, founder and executive director of Granny’s Garden School. “For a school garden program to succeed long term, there needs to be a structure

that includes professional garden educators, lesson plans aligned with state standards and a garden manager to oversee the outdoor classroom. There also needs to be funding from sources other than the school district to sustain the program.” The program at Stewart is modeled after the successful programs established and managed by Granny’s Garden School at Loveland Primary and Elementary Schools. Granny’s Garden School will help Princeton City Schools establish the strategy and structure needed for sustainability. They will focus on building the curriculum and educational staff, along with the skilled gardening teams to build and maintain the program’s gardens. Granny’s will train and provide professional garden educators who work with teachers and lead outdoor classes using Granny’s curriculum-aligned lesson plans. Garden educators also orga-

nize volunteers, pull together classroom materials and tools needed for lessons, guide the class through each activity and clean up afterward. Granny’s staff and volunteers will create and maintain vegetable and flower gardens, a nature trail and outdoor classrooms that make up the physical part of the program. Kyle Bush, principal of the Loveland Early Childhood Center has experienced firsthand the positive impact of a well-run garden school program: “In each of the grade levels served by Granny's Garden School, our curriculum has come to life in ways we never experienced before. The teachers have added a whole new interdisciplinary dimension to their planning. The beauty of the gardens lies not just in its quantities and types of flowers, herbs and vegetables; it truly lies in its power to attract children, teachers, parents and community members,” Bush said. “In short, we have a unique and enriching offering

as part of our overall school program thanks to the tremendous efforts of the staff and volunteers from Granny's Garden School. We truly appreciate the impact of this program.” In addition to garden educators, the success of a school garden program depends on the commitment of the school, community and parents, and, because it does not receive any funding from the school district, is also highly dependent on the many types of financial and in-kind support that the program receives from individuals, businesses and grants. There are multiple ways to become involved and make a tangible difference in the success of the Stewart Elementary garden program. Anyone who is interested in making donations, providing goods or services, or volunteering, should contact Roberta “Granny” Paolo at roberta@grannysgardenschool. org or visit the grassroots funding campaign for the program at

Programs at Great Oaks honored by boards association Three Great Oaks programs were named Outstanding Programs for 2014 by the Ohio School Boards Association, Southwest Region. They are:

Secondary Practical Nursing, Outstanding Ongoing Program


Chad Miller demonstrates to Evendale Elementary students how gravity works using a ball and chain. The students were really engaged in the topic of coasters.


The second-grade students at Evendale are studying force and motion. Parent volunteer Chad Miller, an engineer with the Gravity Group, presented a demonstration of how roller coasters depend on force and motion to work.

The Great Oaks Secondary Practical Nursing program at Scarlet Oaks is one of just four such high school programs in Ohio. Started in 2006, the program allows ambitious high school students to be prepared to take the NCLEX-PN licensing exam by the time they’ve completed high school. To date, the Great Oaks SPN program has a 95 percent cumulative passage rate; the national average for adults taking the NCLEX is 84 percent. While in the program, students stand out, distinguishing themselves in state and national competition. One-third of graduates have continued on, earning – or currently working on – an RN license. More than 10 percent of the program graduates have earned a bachelor of science in nursing. It’s a rigorous program, requiring students who enter to have already passed all parts of the Ohio Graduation Test and to have earned a minimum 3.0 GPA in previous high school work.

CareerX, Outstanding Multi-District Impact Program


Evendale Elementary students were questioned on how the force and motion was used in designing roller coasters.

The CareerX program at Diamond Oaks, Laurel Oaks and Scarlet Oaks, provides high school students with special needs the opportunity to explore a wide range of careers and to strengthen their employability skills. Students are chosen from among the 36 school districts served by Great Oaks Career Campuses. Six modules – business/marketing, processing/ production computer technology, construction/industrial, consumer services, and health and human services – allow stu-

dents to test their skills and interests in numerous fields. They learn to work individually and in teams in a simulated workplace setting. Students also learn core employability skills – such as developing a resume, filling out a job application and documenting their skills –and soft skills like professional workplace communication. CareerX, through hands on activities, research, job shadows and self-reflection, allows students to discover how their interests and talents fit into the marketplace. When finished with the programs, they will be able to begin a more intensive career training program or begin working.

Super Service Saturday, Outstanding Volunteer Program Super Service Saturday has become an annual community tradition at the Live Oaks and Laurel Oaks campuses of Great Oaks. One Saturday each spring, students gather at the campus to put their career skills to work in service of the community. Staff, business partners, and community volunteers join with them in an event that has drawn thousands of residents in the past several years. Some examples of activities: » Computer Service Technician and Networking students clean hard drives, provide free software andrecycle used equipment. » Cosmetology students offer manicures, massages and other services. » Early Childhood Education students run games for young children. Other fun activities and free food make this a family event. Community groups, such as the local library auxiliary, also set up booths and offer services. The event accomplishes multiple purposes. First and foremost, it provides free services and activities. Super Service Saturday also gives Great Oaks students the chance to practice and demonstrate the career skills they are learning.





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Cowboys ride off at regionals


Wyoming’s Andy Renggli is on the move against Bellbrook Oct. 29.

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Wyoming senior Madi Maisel prepares to spike the ball during the District Finals game against Kenton Ridge at Kettering Fairmont’s Trent Arena on Oct. 25. The Cowboys took the first two games but couldn’t close out as Kenton Ridge won 14-25, 18-25, 25-19, 29-27, 15-6. Wyoming finished 24-2 on the season.

MONROE — After not allowing a goal all postseason, Wyoming saw Bellbrook score 1:50 into their Division II regional at Monroe Oct. 29. The Golden Eagles would go on to a 3-0 halftime lead and moved to the regional final with the 5-2 victory. The Cowboys had scrimmaged Bellbrook over the summer and won, but just six days after claiming a district title against Dayton Carroll, Wyoming’s season was over at 17-4. The early goal was a momentum changer. “That kind of took the wind out of our sails,” coach Steve Thomas said. “It took us a while to recover from that one.” The defeat was Wyoming’s first against a Division II opponent. During the regular season the Cowboys fell to Walnut Hills, Colerain and Lebanon. Scoring in the game for Wyoming was junior Christopher Rutter and senior Andy Renggli. During the season, junior Jay Klein, sophomore Andrew Derge and senior To-

by Varland were top point producers. Derge spent most of the Bellbrook game doubleteamed. “Last year as a freshman, not a whole lot of people knew about Andrew,” Thomas said. “This year, everyone knew about Andrew. He’s by far the most technical forward I’ve ever had in my 10 years at Wyoming.” It was the final game for seniors Varland, Renggli, Sam Izenson, Will Carter and Ryan Knapp. The Cowboys will return considerable firepower next year and sophomore goalkeeper Ethan Wayman, who had 14 shutouts, including four in the tournament. “We have a lot sophomores and juniors and we’ll have a good group of seniors next year,” Thomas said. “Hopefully, we’ll be back here or maybe even a little further next year.” The late October game marked Wyoming’s furthest advancement in the tournament under Thomas and was their first loss in 27 days. The Cowboys were 7-0 in the Cincinnati Hills League for their first league crown since 1998.

Princeton water polo a work in progress By Adam Baum

SHARONVILLE — The Princeton High School water polo program didn’t have the greatest of seasons, record-wise. But, that doesn’t mean it was a total wash. Working through difficult times is how you get better. Both teams, boys and girls, made progress. Jaclyn Jones, the girls’ coach for the last seven seasons, said her team performed “better than I expected,” at the state tournament. Gary Tameris, in his first season as the boys’ coach, said the numbers (of players) weren’t ideal, but “the boys stayed with it and made some real nice progress.” From the beginning of the season to the end of the season,

both teams improved. “We can’t gauge a win-loss record by the type of season we had,” Tameris said. “At the beginning of the season we were getting blown out by 15-20 goals a game. During the state tournament, we played five games; one was a blowout and the other four were decided by one or two goals.” The girls’ team had bright spots as well, according to Jones. They were a small team that worked well together. “Even if we were getting beat, they kept at it,” Jones said. The girls’ team will have to replace senior Kaitlyn Shea, the primary center defender. Jones said Shea led the team in steals and was the Vikings’ “best defensive player.” The girls have a nice group of newcomers, many who contrib-

uted this season. Sophomore Dana Collopy was an important utility player. Jones said the ball would go to Collopy if the Vikings needed a quick goal. The girls’ team also had to work in a brand new goalie this season, freshman Katie Hiles. According to Jones, Hiles was a quick learner and stepped up even though she’s still learning the game. The boys’ team was led by senior captain Will Chaney, who played goalie. “He (Chaney) was quite the influence back there,” Tameris said. “Some games, he took a beating because our defense didn’t hold up. I wish I had him for a few more years. If I did, he could have turned out to be one of the best in the state.” Offensively, the boys’ squad was led by junior Riley Hinkley,


Princeton High School goalie William Chaney lunges to make a stop against St. Xavier High School during the Division I regional water polo tournament last year.

who led the team in shooting and goals scored. Tameris labeled Hinkley as the Vikings’ go-to guy. Tameris concluded that future will come down to whether

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or not his players want to commit to swimming year-round. “Hopefully, they have enough of an appreciation of the game they’ll want to take it to the next level,” Tameris said.



SHORT HOPS By Scott Springer and Adam Baum


» Wyoming 55, Finneytown 6 Junior running back Justin Shields led the Cowboys, carrying the ball 11 times for 98 yards and four touchdowns on Oct. 31. » The St. Edward football team traveled south from Lakewood to Lockland Memorial Stadium on Oct. 25 to take on host Moeller in a battle of Ohio's most decorated Division I state champions. St. Edward, owner of a record 11 titles, set the tone right away against the Crusaders, who have won state nine times, second-most in Ohio history. The Eagles did it on the first play from scrimmage with Shaun Crawford's 80-yard touchdown run, making it an uphill climb the entire game for two-time defending state champion Moeller. Though the Crusaders tried to get back into it with a staunch second-half defensive effort, the Eagles wound up cruising to a 24-10 victory, sending Moeller to its third loss in four games. St. Edward led 17-3 inside the first two minutes of the second quarter, and 24-3 at halftime. » » Moeller beat Louisville Trinity 17-14 Oct. 31. Senior quarterback Matt Crable went 15-for-26 for 233 yards and two touchdowns to senior wide receiver Jack Toomb to lead the Crusaders. Crable also led the team with 85 yards on the ground and Toomb ended the night with six catches for 78 yards and the two touchdowns. Trinity had a chance to tie and possibly take the lead over Moeller, but missed two field goals in the fourth quarter. The Crusaders held Trinity to only 56 yards on the ground. » St. Xavier, ranked No. 1 in The Enquirer Division I coaches’ poll, defeated visiting Louisville St. Xavier 24-6 in the Bombers’ regularseason finale. It was the Bombers’ fifth win in a row and coach Steve Specht’s 100th career win. St. X senior running back Ben Glines had 142 yards and a touchdown. Sophomore quarterback Sean Clifford was 8 of 11 passing for 84 yards and a touchdown.

Tournament cross country

» Wyoming finished eighth at the state Division II meet in Hebron Nov. 1. Senior Ben Stites was top finisher in 13th at 16:17. Senior Max Hoffman was 35th, senior Tanner Anthony 85th, senior Evan Cramer 92nd, junior Cullen O’Brien 93rd, junior Jonah Engelhardt 136th and senior Adam Frankel 138th out of the state’s top 147 runners. » St. Xavier came in third as a team at the Division I state meet Nov. 1. Senior Michael Vitucci finished first

overall (15:34.53). Senior teammate, Brad Eagan, finished tenth (15:50.15). The Bombers qualified for the Division I state meet by finishing second at the regional meet in Troy Oct. 25. Senior Michael Vitucci was regional champion in 15:35.33. Senior Brad Eagan was second, senior Matt Osubor 16th, senior Gabe West 23rd, senior Cole Grabowski 33rd, sophomore Chris Reischel 37th and freshman Justin Grender 49th.

Tournament girls soccer

» Wyoming defeated Indian Hill Oct. 25, 4-2 to win the Division II district title at Madeira. The Cowboys lost in the regional semifinals to McNicholas 7-0 on Oct. 28.

Tournament boys soccer

» Wyoming won a Division II district title with a 1-0 win over Carroll Oct. 23. The Cowboys lost in the regional semifinal at Monroe against Bellbrook 5-2 on Oct. 29. Junior Christopher Rutter and senior Andy Renggli had the goals in the defeat.

Tournament field hockey

» Mount Notre Dame defeated Fairmont 2-0 Oct. 22 with goals by Sarah Pisciotta and Moriah Flynn. MND defeated Ursuline 4-3 Oct. 25 to move to the DI semifinals in Upper Arlington Oct. 31. Mount Notre Dame lost in the Division I state semifinal Oct. 31, 2-1 in overtime. Sophie Sikora had the lone goal for the Cougars.


Bacon VB season ends in semis By Adam Baum

ST. BERNARD — With the exception of the second set, Roger Bacon and Sparta Highland played an exciting, back-andforth Division III regional semifinal match Oct. 30 at Kettering Fairmont. Sparta Highland (25-2) came out on top, besting Roger Bacon in four sets 25-23, 25-11, 22-25, 25-18. Roger Bacon (20-6) was never really able to sustain much momentum throughout the night. It was Roger Bacon’s first loss since Sept. 4, the Spartans had won 15 in a row after starting the season 4-5. “They’re a good team,” Roger Bacon coach Alyssa Carlotta said of Highland. “Our serve-receive just wasn’t there today.” In the first set, the Spartans got down early, but senior Leah Schmitz was active at the net all night. Schmitz and Kasey Niesen were instrumental in keeping the first set close. Late in the set, Niesen kept a ball alive running into the media table to help win an important point. The second set got away from Roger Bacon quickly. Highland seemed to really use momentum in the second set. Seemingly, every time Bacon blinked Sparta was on another run. But, the story all season long was Roger Bacon’s ability to fight and stay in matches. “I always talk about


Roger Bacon gets fired up to play Sparta Highland in a Division III regional semifinal Oct. 30 at Kettering Fairmont. Highland beat Roger Bacon 25-23, 25-11, 22-25, 25-18.


Roger Bacon junior Madeline Lichtenberg, No. 11, played well in a Division III regional semifinal Oct. 30. The Spartans lost to Sparta Highland in four sets.

how our girls never quit and they didn’t tonight,” Carlotta said. Roger Bacon finally found some momentum late in third set and sustained it to a 25-22 win

forcing a fourth set. The definitive point was a Leah Schmitz block at the net. Schmitz really energized Roger Bacon all night. “They went into that huddle (between the second and third sets) and there was some mashing of teeth, a never say die attitude,” Carlotta said. Carlotta said Lexi Hoffman was very vocal in that huddle and the team really rallied around her and went for it. The fourth and decisive set saw Highland go up early highlighted by long, exciting points. Both schools traveled well and it showed in the fourth set. Midway through the fourth, Highland held a 15-11 lead when Schmitz put the Spartans on her back with three straight

big points; two blocks and a crafty drop shot at the net. Highland’s ability to bounce back was the difference all night. When Highland needed a big play they went to senior Kam Terry all evening. Terry’s a big-time hitter and her spike was powerfully accurate. It’s been some time since Roger Bacon advanced out of the district tournament. The Spartans also won the Greater Catholic League Co-Ed Central Division title this season. “They have a lot to be proud of. These seniors have brought this program back on the map. I am beyond proud of what they’ve accomplished this season,” Carlotta concluded.

Champs reunite The 1964 Woodlawn Flyers Class C knothole city and national champions and the Jake Sweeney Pontiac Class B champions from 1965 celebrated their 50th and 49th reunions at Distasi’s in Wyoming Sept. 13. Attending were, from left: First row, Rick Appell, Dave Stall, Bobby Klotz, Denny Hofmann, and Jerry Streight; second row, Tommy Roell, Art Hermes, Marty Pinkett, and Michael Lee; third row, Steve Waller, Rick Meader, Gary Croley, Spencer Montgomery, and Tim Hoyles. They came from Kansas, California, Florida, Michigan, Tennessee, and Texas to see their teammates they have not seen in 50 years. Players that could not attend were Bill Clawson, Brent Fritsch, and Billy “Truck” Tarter. A special tribute was paid to coaches Bob Klotz and Stan Stall, and to another one of players, Randy Quinn, who is deceased.

Tournament volleyball

» Wyoming lost in the Division II district final at Kettering Fairmont to Springfield Kenton Ridge Oct. 25. The Cowboys won the first two games, 25-14, 25-18, but lost the next three. » » MND won the DI district title over Lakota West Oct. 25 at Lakota East, 25-16, 25-13, 2522. The Cougars defeated Saint Ursula in the DI regional semifinals at Lakota West Oct. 30, 25-14, 25-8, 25-22.

Play it forward

» Youthletic, the Scripps online tool to help parents in Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky connect with the best sports organization for their kids, wants to give back to the community. Youthletic is teaming up with three local nonprofits, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati, the Greater Cincinnati Sports Corp and the YMCA. Each will benefit from a Youthletic registration drive that is going on through Nov. 23. For every new registration, Youthletic will donate to one of these programs. The program that raises the most money will double its total. Go to to register, choose a program, create a free account and donate.

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Coloring inside the lines … “The question is not about thinking outside the box, but it’s actually understanding the box your in and its location.” – Wes Adamson I think this all started in Kindergarten when the teacher told me to color within the lines! I always had trouble with that one, as either my line areas weren’t big enough or my crayons weren’t the right size. Life is full of lines and structures that serve as controlling devices in our society. Of course many keep us safe such as traffic lines and crosswalks. Some are designed to keep things organized such as the way we shop in stores or rows of desks and cubicles in an office. Like students in a

classroom, we wait for instructions from a teacher or wait for a phone to ring or text, before deciding what we should do Wes next. Adamson Stepping COMMUNITY PRESS outside the GUEST COLUMNIST box is simply allowing yourself to examine issues in ways you haven’t thought about before. Some say it’s just being creative, using imagination, or having a “problem solving” mind set with a really “no correct oneanswer” solution. Thinking outside the box is being seen now as very trendy

hip, and is glamorized in advertisements from cars to clothes, drinks, and even vacation spots. The image being sold is one of being above the crowd, an independent thinker, not wearing or driving what could be so-called “generic” in society today. Add to the commercial a beautiful woman or hot guy, and the move to “outside the box” thinking becomes more appealing. But let us not forget that the outside can quickly turn into the inside. Remember the book “Animal Farm” by George Orwell, published in 1945, where the farm animals revolted against the self-centered farmer and started a rebellion, taking the farm over in a revolution? Not

Union Terminal offers more than you think Cincinnati’s Union Terminal, which houses the Museum Center, has been mentioned a great deal lately. Although it is an architectural landmark full of interesting exhibits and a must see sight for outof-town visitors, for families it is also Gary a place to Crouch share memoCOMMUNITY PRESS ries of earlier GUEST COLUMNIST days and make plans for future outings. The Cincinnati History Museum has Cincinnati in Motion, sometimes called the train display. However it is Cincinnati in miniature which features models of Crosley Field, Union Terminal and many neighborhoods as they looked in the early 20th century. On a family visit, tell about visits made to the Cincinnati Zoo in its earlier days and, if old enough, trips to Crosley Field, Coney Island or Lunken Airport when it was the main airport for Cincinnati. Near the end of the museum, there is Public Landing, a reproduced river town including the Queen of the West riverboat. In the Museum of Science and Natural History are opportunities to plan for future outings. The mound builder


A model train display, part of the "Holiday Junction" exhibit at the Cincinnati Museum Center.

exhibit could lead to a visit to the intriguing Serpent Mound or to Fort Ancient to see Native American earthworks about 2,000 years old. A good opportunity to share thoughts and memories is at the space age display. Next, there is the popular Cave and Ice Age that could lead to a visit to Mammoth Cave. The cave has a wheelchair accessible path. Of course, Dino Hall is popular and it is near the exit to the museum. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, in the lower level, is meant for those 10 and under. In addition to its three museums, it contains the fivestory Robert D. Lindner Fam-

ily Omnimax Theater, special exhibits and Tower A, the original main control tower. For the train fan of all ages, Tower A is like a train museum where they can get a view of the tracks still in use today, and explore the artifacts showing Union Terminal’s rich history. On Nov. 7, the annual Holiday Junction will open. It will have the large, popular, model train display, part of which was the Duke Energy display formerly located downtown. Holiday Junction also has a kids’ train ride and Santa Claus. Gary Crouch is a resident of Union Township.

Better ways to dispose of your leaves Autumn is upon us and crispness is in the air. As the leaves pile up, it may be tempting to dispose of them quickly by burning. Although leaves, small branches and other yard trimmings are natural, they produce a variety of harmful pollutants upon burning. Open burning is especially harmful to those with asthma or other respiratory illnesses. There are several options to dispose of yard trimmings that won’t pollute the air. Take advantage of curbside yard trimmings collection or

free yard trimmings drop-off sites, especially for larger materials such as fallen tree limbs and branches. Megan Hamilton Hummel COMMUNITY PRESS County Recycling and Solid GUEST COLUMNIST Waste District provides three yard trimming drop-off sites open each weekend through Nov. 23. Additionally, you could start your own backyard com-



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post pile. Fall is the perfect time to start composting because of the abundant leaves and grass clippings. If you plan to enjoy a backyard fire pit, remember to keep the size no larger than three feet wide by two feet high and always use dry, seasoned wood. To learn more about air pollution or open burning please visit Megan Hummel is the public relations coordinator for the Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency.

long after leading the uprising, some of the same animals actually took over the farmer’s dictatorship role. The lead animals being outside the box, moved abruptly inside the box creating their own set of standards, which they expected everyone else to follow! While writing this, I discovered interesting research results from a study that found people with high levels of creativity are more commonly found in families who have mental disorder in their history. These results of course made me feel better as I quickly checked our family tree for relatives locked up in a mental hospital. Other than my wife’s Uncle Harry, who

used to cuss and yell at the supper table during the family prayer, I couldn’t find any family members that had any major psychological issues. Steve Jobs in his closing 2005 Stanford commencement remarks. He told the graduates to “Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.” Stay Hungry – remember to always look for new ways. Stay Foolish – remember, to not worry about not making it on the first try; learn just to laugh at yourself during the process! Wes Adamson is a resident of Wyoming. His work has been accepted for publication by two literary magazines: “River and South Review” and “Driftwood Press.”

CH@TROOM Oct. 29 question Did you or will you vote early this year, or will you wait until Election Day? Why?

“I have voted via the mail on absentee ballots for the past 8 years or so. The ballot is available ahead of time from Hamilton County via phone or “There are many advantages to this mail-in method such as no lines, weather concerns or driving and parking concerns. The best part is I can sit at home with all the information in front of me and take my time intelligently filling out the ballot and mail it in early. Every year I see that hundreds of people stand in line downtown for early voting at the board of elections. They are in line and my ballot has already been counted. Go figure!”


“I have never understood early voting. I worked as a pilot for 46 years, and never had a problem with getting an absentee ballot. Early voting made it possible for me to go down to the Board of Elections rather than mail in the ballot, and watch the lines of people being brought in with people to ‘help’ them get registered and vote. Many were quite open about being students not from the area, and quite possibly registered to vote elsewhere. Made me wish for a

THIS WEEK’S QUESTION There is a proposal in the Ohio legislature to keep schools open year-round. Is this a good idea? Why or why not? Every week we ask readers a question they can reply to via email. Send your answers to rmaloney@community with Ch@troom in the subject line.

purple inkwell, where people could receive a mark that said they had already voted, but could only be used once. I believe voter fraud is one of the largest issues facing our Republic this election cycle.”

D. B.

“I did already vote through an absentee ballot. I started this one year when I knew I was going to be out of town. but when it became available as a means of early voting I opted for this method in almost every election. It gives me time to sit with the ballot and then take time to do some research on the candidates and issues so I can make as informed a decision as possible. “Also, I can then ignore all the negative ads, mailers and such that seem to inundate the election as the actual in person election grows closer.”


GOVERNMENT CALENDAR Evendale Village Council meets second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at village offices, 10500 Reading Road; phone 563-2244. Website: www.evendale


Glendale Village Council meets first Monday at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 80 E. Sharon Ave.; village offices, 30 Village Square; phone 771-7200. Website:

Hamilton County

Commissioners – meet at 11 a.m. every Wednesday in Room 605 of the County Administration Building, 138 E. Court St., downtown. Next meeting:

394 Wards Corner Road Loveland, Ohio 45140 phone: 248-8600 email: web site:

Wednesday, Nov. 12. Call 9464400. Educational service center governing board – meets on the third Wednesday at 11083 Hamilton Ave. Next: Wednesday, Nov. 19. Call 742-2200.


Council meets the second and last Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the municipal building chambers, 10900 Reading Road; phone 563-1144. Website:


Council meets the first and third Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the municipal building chambers, 11700 Lawnview Ave.; phone 346-5700. Website:

Tri-County Press Editor Richard Maloney, 248-7134 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.


Michael Gould and his son Logan eat lunch together in the John Paul II cafeteria.



Megan Walls and Aden share lunch in the John Paul II school cafeteria.


Ronald Mason and his daughter Leah enjoy lunch together at John Paul II School.

John Paul II students, parents eat lunch together John Paul II Catholic School celebrated National School Lunch Month. The theme was â&#x20AC;&#x153;Get in the Game with School Lunch.â&#x20AC;? The activities planned were a coloring and poster

contest, special lunch guests and sports themed menu items. Parents joined their children by eating lunch with them in the cafeteria to help celebrate.

Marcie Ernst and her daughter Gabrielle spend time together celebrating National School Lunch Month at John Paul II School.

Tricia, Erich, Aidan and Hendrix Cross eat lunch together at John Paul II School.

Lavell Zachary and Diezel at John Paul II School.

Martha Buckley and her son Ethan in the John Paul II school cafeteria.

Evan Powers gives his mom, Christi, a playful hug during lunch at John Paul II cafeteria.

Theresa High and J.T. mug for the camera during lunch at John Paul II School.



THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, NOV. 6 Community Dance Venus and Mars, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Wyoming Civic Center, 1 Worthington Ave., Plus-level square and round dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Wyoming.

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Dance Classes Line Dancing, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Music from variety of genres. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

Education Acting Classes, 7-9 p.m., Sharonville Fine Arts Center, 11165 Reading Road, Actors build and expand their skills. Prepare for auditions, improv, cold reads, monologues, character development and agency representation. Ages 18 and up. $20. Presented by Cincinnati Actors Studio. 615-2827; Sharonville. Dos and Don’ts If Stopped by Law Enforcement, 6:30-9 p.m., Harry Whiting Brown Scouthouse, 34 Village Square, Sheriff Jim Neal with other law enforcement officials and attorneys who discuss traffic safety and the dos and don’ts when you are stopped by law enforcement. Free. Registration required. Presented by Empower U Ohio. 771-0333; Glendale.

Exercise Classes Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, 8999 Applewood Drive, $5. Presented by Zumba with Ashley. 9177475. Blue Ash.

Home & Garden Designing Hot Kitchens and Cool Baths, 6:30-8 p.m., Neal’s Design Remodel, 7770 E. Kemper Road, Project consultants and designers discuss trends in kitchen and bath design. Light fare provided. Ages 18 and up. Free. 489-7700; Sharonville.

Literary - Libraries Lego Club, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Design and build creations with provided Legos. Ages 5-12. Free. 369-4450. Deer Park. Kid’s Club, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Arts and crafts, presenters, board games and more. Ages 5-12. Free. 369-4450. Deer Park.

On Stage - Student Theater One Upon a Mattress, 7 p.m., Ursuline Academy, 5535 Pfeiffer Road, Beloved musical comedy. $10, $8 students. 791-5791; Blue Ash.

Senior Citizens Let Your Yoga Dance, noon to 1 p.m., Sycamore Senior Center, 4455 Carver Woods Drive, Power dance combining yoga, breath and user-friendly dance with music from all around the world. $5. Through Dec. 18. 984-1234. Blue Ash. Silver Sneakers Class, 8-11 a.m., Sycamore Senior Center, 4455 Carver Woods Drive, $6. 984-1234; Blue Ash.

FRIDAY, NOV. 7 Business Seminars Twitter: Your Small Business PR Platform, 10-11:30 a.m., Dimalanta Design Group, 4555 Lake Forest Drive, Suite 650, Learn basics for setting up and managing your Twitter account. $20. Presented by Ernie Dimalanta. 588-2802; Blue Ash.

Cooking Classes Bagels, Bialys and Pretzel Bread with Kathy Lehr, 6-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, $65. Reservations required. 489-6400. Symmes Township.

Exercise Classes Small Group Personal Training, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Session covers challenges in strength, stability, balance, core and metabolic training. Ages 18 and up. $115 per month. Registration re-

quired. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

Holiday - Veterans Day John Tipton First Person Program, 7-9 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, 11450 Lebanon Road, Hayner House. Look back at John Tipton’s life in Indiana Territory. He was a War of 1812 veteran who fought at Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811. Story illustrates tension and issues between white settlers and Native Americans during first decades of 19th century. $20, $17 members. Registration required. 563-9484; Sharonville.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke With Wendell, 8 p.m., DJ’s Sports Tavern, 380 Glensprings Drive, Karaoke and dancing. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Wendell’s Karaoke. 771-0888; Springdale.

On Stage - Student Theater One Upon a Mattress, 7:30 p.m., Ursuline Academy, $10, $8 students. 791-5791; Blue Ash.

On Stage - Theater Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, 8-10:30 p.m., Sharonville Fine Arts Center, 11165 Reading Road, $17, $12 students and groups of 10 or more prepaid. Presented by Stagecrafters. Through Nov. 9. 288-4613; Sharonville.

Veterans Day Expo, noon to 6 p.m., Tri-County Mall, 11700 Princeton Road, Lower Level. Organizations from area available to offer information and support to veterans and their friends, family and supporters. Free. 671-0120; Springdale.

Music - Concert Series Linton Music’s Peanut Butter & Jam Sessions: It’s a String Thing, 10-10:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., The Center for the Arts - Wyoming, 322 Wyoming Ave., Listen, dance and sing to music of string family. Hear why Mozart and Beethoven loved this family of instruments. $5 or four for $15; free under age 2. Presented by Linton Peanut Butter & Jam Sessions. 381-6868; Wyoming.

Music - Jazz The Hitmen, 8 p.m. to midnight, Tony’s Steaks and Seafood, 12110 Montgomery Road, Free. 6771993; Symmes Township.

On Stage - Student Theater One Upon a Mattress, 7:30 p.m., Ursuline Academy, $10, $8 students. 791-5791; Blue Ash.

On Stage - Theater Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, 8-10:30 p.m., Sharonville Fine Arts Center, $17, $12 students and groups of 10 or more prepaid. 288-4613; Sharonville.

Senior Citizens


Silver Sneakers Class, 8-11 a.m., Sycamore Senior Center, $6. 984-1234; Blue Ash.

Cat Adoption Day, noon to 4 p.m., The Scratching Post, 6948 Plainfield Road, Visit adoption center and volunteer with cats or take one home (adoption fee). Through Jan. 3. 984-6369; Silverton. Dream House Rescue, noon to 5 p.m., PetSmart Springdale, 11741 Princeton Pike, Adoptable pets available. Free. Presented by Dream House Rescue. 3759517. Springdale.

SATURDAY, NOV. 8 Benefits Beat Auburn Beat Hunger, 7-10 p.m., Firehouse Grill, 4785 Lake Forest Drive, Bring canned food to GameDay Watch Parties. Benefits Freestore Foodbank. Free. Presented by CrimsonAti. 937-205-7916; Blue Ash.


Cooking Classes

Holiday - Veterans Day

Biscuits, Biscotti and Scones with Kathy Lehr, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, $65. Reservations required. 489-6400. Symmes Township. Classic French Bread with Kathy Lehr, 2:30-5 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, $65. Reservations required. 489-6400. Symmes Township.

First American Regiment Encampment, 1-5 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, 11450 Lebanon Road, Military demonstrations, displays, music and stories to learn about life in 1790s. $5, $3 ages 5-11. 5639484; Sharonville.

Drink Tastings Beer Tasting, 5-7 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, 11450 Lebanon Road, Hayner House. Explore rich brewing history of Cincinnati. Steven Hampton, president of Over-the-Rhine Brewery District, discusses rise and fall of beer brewing in Cincinnati. Variety of local beers for tasting and light hors d’oeuvres. Ages 21 and up. Benefits Heritage Village Museum. $25, $20 members. Registration required. 563-9484; Sharonville.

Education Karate School Open House, 9:30-11 a.m., Yoseikan Cincinnati, 10490 Taconic Terrace, Observe special combined Chito-ryu karate class. Followed by informal Q&A reception. Free. 861-4223; Woodlawn.

Health / Wellness Friends and Family Day, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Chair massage, nail polish changes, kids’ swimming lessons and healthy food samples. Access to fitness floor, group classes, Kids’ Life Center and club amenities. Free. 985-0900; Montgomery.

Holiday - Veterans Day

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke, 7-11:30 p.m., Roxy’s Live, 11473 Chester Road, Free. Presented by Aretha Chapman. Sharonville.

On Stage - Student Theater One Upon a Mattress, 2:30 p.m., Ursuline Academy, $10, $8 students. 791-5791; Blue Ash.

On Stage - Theater Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, 3-5:30 p.m., Sharonville Fine Arts Center, $17, $12 students and groups of 10 or more prepaid. 288-4613; Sharonville.



Explore the rich brewing history of Cincinnati as Steven Hampton, president of Over-the-Rhine Brewery District, discusses the rise and fall of beer brewing in Cincinnati at Heritage Village Museum's beer tasting, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville. A variety of local beers for tasting and light hors doeuvres will be available. The event is for ages 21 and up, and benefits the Heritage Village Museum. Admission is $25, or $20 for members. Registration is required. Call 563-9484, or visit p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, $50. Reservations required. 489-6400. Symmes Township.

Dance Classes Line Dance with Jerry and Kathy Helt, 1-2 p.m., Springdale Community Center, 11999 Lawnview Ave., For beginners and experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/ Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 321-6776; Springdale.

Education Acting Classes, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sharonville Fine Arts Center, 11165 Reading Road, Actors build and expand their skills. Prepare for auditions, improv, cold reads, monologues, character development and agency representation. Ages 18 and up. $25. Presented by Cincinnati Actors Studio. 615-2827. Sharonville.

Exercise Classes

Silver Sneakers Class, 8-11 a.m., Sycamore Senior Center, $6. 984-1234; Blue Ash.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 12 Art & Craft Classes DIY Decorative Tiles, 6:30 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, Free. Registration required. 369-4450. Deer Park.

Exercise Classes Small Group Personal Training, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $115 per month. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

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

Health / Wellness

Parenting Classes

UC Health Mobile Diagnostics Mammography Screenings, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., UC Health Primary Care, 9275 Montgomery Road, Cost varies by insurance. Financial assistance available to those who qualify. Registration required. Presented by UC Health Mobile Diagnostics. 585-8266. Montgomery.

The Minds of Boys & Girls: Helping Children Succeed in School and Life, 7-8:30 p.m., Blue Ash Golf Course, 4040 Cooper Road, Cooper Creek Event Center. Inspirational and humorous presentation by bestselling author Michael Gurian who will explore how boys and girls learn differently. $10, $15 with 1.5 social work CEs. Registration required. Presented by Alan R. Mack Parent Center of Jewish Family Service. 9851581. Blue Ash.

Senior Citizens Silver Sneakers Class, 8-11 a.m., Sycamore Senior Center, $6. 984-1234; Blue Ash.

TUESDAY, NOV. 11 Art & Craft Classes DIY Decorative Tiles, 6:30 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Free. Registration required. 369-4450. Deer Park.

Cooking Classes The Do-Ahead Thanksgiving Dinner with Diane Phillips, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, $75. Reservations required. 489-6400. Symmes Township.

Education Acting Classes, 7-9 p.m., Sharonville Fine Arts Center, $25. 615-2827. Sharonville.

Exercise Classes

Kindervelt No. 50 Fashion’s Night Out, 6-11 p.m., Kenwood Country Club, 6501 Kenwood Road, Fall Fashion Show with Saks Fifth Avenue. Beauty Bar and pop-up shop with accessories, clothing and shoes for sale. Includes sit down dinner, after party, silent auction and raffle. Ages 21 and up. Benefits Heart Institute: Kindervelt Neurodevelopmental, Educational and Learning Center. $75. Reservations required. Presented by Kindervelt No. 50. 226-8668. Madeira.

Zumba, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, $15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, $5. 917-7475. Blue Ash.

Mediterranean Dinner on the Harbor with Yen Hsieh, 6-9

Senior Citizens

Small Group Personal Training, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $115 per month. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.


Cooking Classes

E. Galbraith Road, Children’s librarian reads aloud from some favorite books. Make craft to take home. Ages 3-6. Free. 369-4450. Deer Park.

Literary - Story Times Preschool Storytime, 10:30-11 a.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Books, songs, activities and more, while building early literacy skills. For preschoolers and their caregivers. Ages 3-6. Free. 369-4450. Deer Park. Book Break, 3 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970

Recreation Free Ice Skating Lessons, 5:55-6:35 p.m., Sports Plus, 10765 Reading Road, Learn basics of ice skating. Arrive early to size skates and meet coach. Free. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Skating School. 512-3361; Evendale.

Senior Citizens Silver Sneakers Class, 8-11 a.m., Sycamore Senior Center, $6. 984-1234; Blue Ash.

Support Groups Caregiver Support Group, 2-3:30 p.m., Sycamore Senior Center, 4455 Carver Woods Drive, Conference Room. To support caregivers of elderly or disabled parents (relatives). Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. Presented by Catholic Charities SouthWestern Ohio. 929-4483. Blue Ash.

THURSDAY, NOV. 13 Business Seminars HootSuite: Tying It All Together To Execute Your Social Media Campaigns, 10-11:30 a.m., Dimalanta Design Group, 4555 Lake Forest Drive, Suite 650, Learn how to set up and manage your social media. $20. Presented by Ernie Dimalanta. 588-2802; Blue Ash.

Clubs & Organizations

General Federation of Women’s Club Southwest Ohio Valley, 5-8:30 p.m., Sharonville Community Center, 10990 Thornview Drive, Club looking to increase membership. Purpose: To provide programs, services and activities through which active women can utilize talents for betterment of community and themselves. For women. Free. Presented by GFWC Southwest Ohio Valley Women’s Club. 755-8519; Sharonville.

Cooking Classes Make Ahead Appetizers and Desserts with Diane Phillips, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, $75. Reservations required. 489-6400. Symmes Township.

Dance Classes Line Dancing, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

Education Acting Classes, 7-9 p.m., Sharonville Fine Arts Center, $20. 615-2827; Sharonville.

Exercise Classes Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, $5. 917-7475. Blue Ash.

Literary - Libraries Kid’s Club, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, Free. 3694450. Deer Park.

Seminars CEU Workshop on Helping Boys and Men in Therapeutic Settings, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Blue Ash Golf Course, 4040 Cooper Road, $125. Registration required. Presented by Jewish Family Service. 985-1581. Blue Ash. Aging Happens: Embracing Life After 50, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Blue Ash Golf Course, 4040 Cooper Road, Cooper Creek Events Center. Michael Gurian, bestselling author of “The Wonder of Aging,” uses lighthearted approach to share how life gets better and richer with age. For ages 50 and up. Free. Presented by Jewish Family Service. 513-985-1581. Blue Ash.

Senior Citizens Let Your Yoga Dance, noon to 1 p.m., Sycamore Senior Center, $5. 984-1234. Blue Ash.

FRIDAY, NOV. 14 Community Dance Village Squares, 8-10:30 p.m., St. Gabriel Consolidated School, 18 W. Sharon Ave., Club for experienced square dancers and round dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Glendale.

Craft Shows Holiday Bazaar and Luncheon, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, 8999 Applewood Drive, Holiday gifts and homemade baked goods for sale. Friday lunch available. Saturday lunch served by youth. Benefits Hartzell women and youth. Free. 891-8527, ext. 1; Blue Ash.



Lebanese stew a treasured heirloom recipe Yesterday my throat and head were stuffed up and the last thing I wanted to do was work in the herb garden. Mother Nature was cooperating with the weather, so I knew I had to start getting the garden cleaned up for winter. I was grumbling since my task seemed to Rita loom so Heikenfeld large. The RITA’S KITCHEN weeds had sprung up just about everywhere. I was taking my garden plaque down when I stopped to really read it once again. My attitude changed immediately. I thought you’d enjoy seeing the verse I read that put me in a positive frame of mind.

Helen Sarky’s Lebanese vegetarian green bean stew I love this recipe from Lebanese friend, Helen Sarky, an Anderson Township reader. A version of these beans are going to be served at the upcoming “A taste of Lebanon” held at St. Anthony’s of Padua church on Victory Parkway. The feast is on Sunday, Nov. 23, from noon to 6 p.m. and the menu will also contain kibbee (the main meat dish of Lebanon), hummus, vegetarian falafel, stuffed cabbage and grape leaf rolls, among other traditional favorites. These are gen-

erations-old recipes, treasured heirlooms. They’ll also have dancing and music and carryout, as well. Check out the site www.stanthonyofpad or give them a call at 513-9610120. I’m already hungry… 1 pound fresh or frozen green beans, cut into 2” lengths 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 cup sliced thinly onions 1 tablespoon minced garlic (opt) 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon or to taste Salt and pepper to taste 2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint 1-1/2 cups diced tomatoes 1 cup water or chicken stock 1 tablespoon lemon juice Heat oil over medium heat until hot. Add onions and sauté until caramelized (3 minutes); add garlic and sauté another 2 minutes. Stir in cinnamon, salt, pepper and mint and keep stirring. Add tomatoes, water and lemon juice and keep stirring. Add beans and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover pan and cook until tender, about 20 minutes. Serve over a bed of cooked rice.

Cauliflower puree

According to the foodies, cauliflower is the new kale. I just harvested some Jerusalem artichokes from the garden and roasted those with some cauliflower and

Brussels sprouts. They were a delicious and different side dish. But you know what? Cauliflower can stand on its own as a nice puree to go alongside that Thanksgiving turkey. Lower in carbs than potatoes, this puree can be done several hours ahead and reheated. 2 heads cauliflower, stems and leaves removed, florets cut up Lemon juice to taste 1/2 stick butter or substitute or more to taste Half & half or whipping cream - can be low fat half & half Salt and pepper to taste Chopped parsley for garnish Either steam the cauliflower or cook in boiling salted water until soft but not mushy. Drain very well, return to pot and shake over high heat to get rid of any excess moisture. Now either put it in processor or beat until smooth in mixer. If using processor, pulse until it’s smooth as you like. Beat in lemon juice, butter and half & half until it’s the consistency you want. Usually 1/2 cup of liquid is sufficient, but it depends upon the size of the cauliflower. Sprinkle with parsley for color. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator, Jungle Jim’s Eastgate culinary professional and author. Find her blog online at Call 513248-7130, ext. 356.

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FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH 8580 Cheviot Rd., Colerain Twp 741-7017 Gary Jackson, Senior Pastor Sunday School (all ages) 9:30am Sunday Morning Service 10:30am Sunday Evening Service 6:30pm Wedn. Service/Awana 7:00pm RUI Addiction Recovery (Fri.) 7:00pm

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Heroes’ Fund hosting ‘Ponder Anew’ performances The Heroes’ Fund, established at The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty to assist local combat veterans and their families, is hosting two free performances of an acclaimed musical theatre experience designed for veterans and their families. “Ponder Anew” is based on the diary of a WWII combat pilot and includes songs popular at that time. After the onehour performance, artists lead audience members in a workshop to share their own memories, and stresses they experienced after time in the service. “We are excited to bring this acclaimed reader’s theatre experience to veterans in our region,”


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RELIGION Sharonville United Methodist Church


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Steve Cummins, Senior Pastor Sunday School..............................9:00 am Coffee & Fellowship...................10:00 am Praise & Worship........................10:30 am Visitors Welcome!

EPISCOPAL Christ Church Glendale Episcopal Church 965 Forest Ave - 771-1544 The Reverend Roger L Foote 8am Holy Eucharist I 9am Holy Eucharist II 11am Holy Eucharist II Child Care 9-12

LUTHERAN Faith Lutheran LCMC 8265 Winton Rd., Finneytown

Contemporary Service 9am Traditional Service 11:00am 3755 Cornell Rd., Sharonville , Ohio 45241 You have a choice of Ministry: 1. Traditional Sunday Worship at 10:00 AM. Language: English Multi-cultural, multi-generational, and multi-ethnic. 2. Contemporary Sunday Worship with Freedom Church at 10:30 AM. Language: English It’s not about Religion; it’s about relationships! 3. Taiwanese Traditional Sunday Worship st 2:00 PM. Language: Taiwanese, UC Campus Fellowship on Saturdays, 4. Seventh Day Adventist Saturday Worship at 10:00 AM. Language: Spanish Loving - Caring - and Sharing God’s Word Notes: Nursery School is provided at each Worship time English as a Second Language (ESL) is taught on Saturday 10-12 AM. Various Bible Studies are available.


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

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Christ, the Prince of Peace United Methodist Church 10507 “Old” Colerain Ave (513) 385-7883 Rev. Mark Reuter Sunday School 9:15am Worship 10:30am - Nursery Available

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There are three services: traditional services at 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m.; a contemporary service at 9:30. Sunday School classes and study groups are offered at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Healing Hearts meet the first Thursday of the month. Serendipity Seniors meet the fourth Thursday of the month. Canines for Christ is celebrating its fourth year in Pet Therapy Ministry, visiting rest homes, hospitals and shut-ins with wonderful dogs. Study groups are using Mark Batterson’s book “The Circle Maker” Visitors are welcome at all events and services. The church is at 3751 Creek Road, Sharonville; 563-0117;


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HOLIDAY GIVING A rundown of local holiday giving programs: » The Society of St. Vincent de Paul 5 Cares Coat Drive is collecting coats for neighbors in need, now through Dec. 6. Greater Cincinnati residents are being asked to donate new and gently used coats at convenient drop-off locations across the Tristate including Gold Star Chili restaurants, Kemba Credit Union branches, local fire stations, Youthland Academy locations and other locations – with the goal of collecting 7,000 total coats. With the addition of a new social media incentive, Give Warmth. Get Chili., organizers hope to encourage more donors to participate and spread awareness for a chance to win prizes from Gold Star Chili, including a grand prize of free chili for a year. To participate, donors must submit a photo

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of themselves donating to the 5 Cares Coat Drive with the hashtag #Coats4Cincy. Photos can be submitted through Instagram, Twitter, and St. Vincent de Paul’s Facebook page. Coat drive partners include Gold Star Chili, City Dash, Kemba Credit Union, Starr Printing, Youthland Academy and local fire departments. For a full list of donation locations and additional contest details, please call 513-421-HOPE or visit or For information on how to receive a coat, call 513-4210602 in Cincinnati or 859-

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sired by the family, but it is left to the sponsors to determine what they’ll purchase and how much they’ll spend. Sponsors will be asked to purchase and wrap the gifts for their sponsored family, and drop them off on Dec. 8 or Dec. 9 at a location to be provided to them. The best way to get started is to complete the

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NEIGHBORS IN THE NEWS U.S. District Court – Southern District Ohio and Eastern Nelson District of Michigan. She is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Kentucky Bar Association, and she is a board member of the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation, the Invisible Kids Project and the University of Cincinnati College of Law Alumni Association. Nelson earned her J.D. from the University of Cincinnati’s Taft College of Law, and she completed a fellowship

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Glendale resident Theresa Nelson has joined Strauss Troy. Nelson focuses on representing clients in complex labor and employment, commercial, product liability and general civil litigation. She has represented clients throughout the country in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels. Nelson is licensed to practice law in Ohio, Kentucky, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, the

from the Glenn M. Weaver Institute for Law and Psychiatry. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Ohio University. Nelson has been named an Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star for four consecutive years and a Cincy Magazine Leading Lawyer in Personal Injury for three consecutive years. She has been honored in the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. She is also a graduate of the Ohio State Bar Association’s Leadership Academy. Sharonville Branch Library will host a four-day used book sale Nov. 20-Nov. 23.

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Sharonville Branch Library used book sale Nov. 20-23 A four-day used book sale with thousands of books and other items for children and adults alike will take place at the Sharonville Branch Library Nov. 20-23. The sale is sponsored by the Friends of the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton. In addition to audiovisual offerings, there will

be a wide selection of items offered, including fiction and nonfiction books for children and adults. Cash, check, Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Most items are priced from $1-$4. “We’re happy to be hosting the upcoming Friends’ book sale,” branch manager Tina


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» Sharonville Branch Library, 10980 Thornview Drive, 45241 » Thursday, Nov. 20: Noon-9 p.m. » Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21-22: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. » Sunday, Nov. 23: 1-4 p.m. For more information contact the warehouse at 513-369-6035 or the Sharonville Branch at 513-3696049. You can also email, or visit Visit the Friends on Facebook to keep up with the latest book sales and Library Friends’ Shop news.


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Identity theft 1000 block of Willow Avenue; false state tax returned filed in victim's name; Ohio Department of Taxation is handling the investigation; Oct. 17.

Rico Ruben, 32, 3323 Wabash Ave., warrant from Hamilton County Municipal Court, Oct. 19 Naeem Shabazz, 56, 4617 Wyndtree Ave., West Chester Township, operating a motor vehicle while under suspension, Oct. 19. Melisa Cruz, 35, 65 Princeton Square, operating a motor vehicle while under suspension, Oct. 19. Felicia Bell, 43, 743 S. Meadow Circle, warrant from Hamilton County Municipal Court, Oct. 19. Harry Fields, 42, 6111 Hempwood Ave., warrant from Woodlawn Mayor's Court, Oct. 21. Jose Rivera, 21, 979 Chesterdale Circle, operating a motor vehicle without a valid license, Oct. 21. Angela Harper, 56, 31 Gahl Terrace, operating a motor vehicle while under suspension, Oct. 22.

SHARONVILLE Arrests/citations Joshua Clement, 32, 301 Carr St., receiving stolen property, Oct. 1. Juvenile, 15, attempt theft, Oct. 1. Olivia Doyle, 19, 10060 Sprucewood Lane, theft. Sept. 30.

Incidents/investigations Theft Counterfeit bill passed at 1200 block of Lebanon Road, Oct. 1. Fuel valued at $180 removed from 2900 block of Kemper, Oct. 3. Voyeurism Reported on Viking Way, Oct. 1.

2930 Glendale Milford Road: Evendale Office Condominiums LLC to Pasco Preperties LLC; $112,350. 3739 Renoir Place: Thoene, Richard Thomas & Betty Sue to Adibhatla, Gagan & Alpana Ranade; $293,200.


827 Kingfisher Lane: Dirlam, David K. & Annette H. to Graves, Odell A.; $289,000.


12141 Village Woods Drive: Atkinson, Norman F. & Dianne L. to Brenner, Thomas Andrew; $255,000. 3801 Cornell Road: Miller, Clara W. & Melvin R. to Gerver, Mark & Julie Damon; $170,000. 3797 Creek Road: Wilson, Jane to Groff, Maria E.; $126,000. 4109 Creek Road: McCarthy, Casey A. to Thall, Donita E.; $114,000. 11811 Tennyson Drive: Lutchmansingh, Vanessa to Yohner, Jeremy S.; $218,000. 11839 Tennyson Drive: Gutowski, Elizabeth to Groh, Jo A. & Richard T.; $230,000.


219 Droxford Court: Joslin, Sheila Ann to Johnson, Jacquetta; $118,500. 440 Maple Circle Drive: Ettinger, Michael & Patricia Trs. to Mensah, Catherine B.; $99,000. 389 Vista Glen: Chambliss, Cornelious A. Jr. & Courtney D. to Torain, Stephen M. & Ebonne R.; $287,500. 909 Yorkhaven Road: Citimortgage Inc. to Trenton Property Management LLC; $79,400. 244 Centerbury Court: Jones, Laurel C. Tr. to Hadzinsky, David M.; $134,000. 11690 Lawnview Ave.: Norvell, Donna J. to Christiana Trust; $52,000. 11823 Mangrove Lane: Bader,

Barbara A. to First Financial Collatera Inc.; $48,000. 654 Park Ave.: Honerlaw, Kathryn & Brian to U.S. Bank Trust NA Tr. For LSF8 Master Participa; $76,000. 490 Sharon Road: Hs-Afm Enterprises LLC to Keckeis, Larry; $80,000. 623 Smiley Ave.: Barnett, Vicki L. to Lin, Theresa Rost & David S.; $107,500. 11760 Van Camp Lane: Sewall, Kathleen S. Tr. to Whaley, Roger D. II; $119,500. 919 Yorkhaven Road: Property Enhancers LLC to Oumarou, Ismael; $151,000. 690 Allen Ave.: Hubbard, Carolyn Dell & William Mitchell Peters to Ovadia, Lindsey & Donald Wayne Theobald; $126,000. 144 Ruskin Drive: Weber, Patricia A. to Ieraci, Pablo & Rocco; $106,000.


365 Riddle Road: Breen Fisher LLC to Addington, Nicholas Cosmos & Erica Anne Richmond; $80,416.


322 Grove Court: Zinser, Robert L. Jr. to Hall, Sandra Faith & Carl D. Thiem; $85,000. 537 Chisholm Trail: Lucas, Teresa & William to Hayes, David A. & Katherine; $241,680. 437 Fleming Road: Elsen, Robert C. to Nationstar Mortgage LLC; $115,000. 35 Vale Ave.: Hall, Freddie L. to Jemkel Properties LLC; $51,000. 35 Vale Ave.: Hall, Freddie L. to Hall, Freddie L.; $51,000. 289 Ashley Court: Ritt, Sharon Y. to Davis, Diane G.; $315,000. 708 Oak Ave.: Hunn, Shirley A. to Burnet Capital LLC; $59,000. 708 Oak Ave.: Burnet Capital LLC to Equity Trust Co. Custodian FBO Cameron Kel; $60,500. 710 Oak Ave.: Hunn, Shirley A. to Burnet Capital LLC; $59,000.

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Arrests/citations Antonio Woods, 22, 459 Sheffield Road, theft, Oct. 2. Juvenile, 14, burglary, Oct. 2. Juvenile, 15, burglary, Oct. 2. Juvenile, 15, burglary, Oct. 2. Briauna Johnson-Heard, driving under the influence, Oct. 1.


Reported at 400 block of Glensprings Drive, Oct. 3. Breaking and entering Reported on 400 block of Kemper Road, Oct. 1. Domestic Reported on Lawnview Ave., Oct. 3. Theft Projector valued at $1,000 removed from 20 block of Merchant Street, Oct. 1.

Friday, November 14th 6:00 pm- 10:00 pm Newport Syndicate 18 E. 5th St., Newport, KY

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39th Annual Kindervelt Market Saturday, November 15th 9:00 am to 2:30 pm Admission is Free to the craft show on Saturday All proceeds benefit The Heart Institute/Kindervelt Neurodevelopmental and Educational Clinic

Questions: Contact Market Chair, Sue Crosby at 513.476.5688


Charlotte A. Glaser

Charlotte A. nee Lotz) Glaser, 84, formerly of Reading died Oct. 26. Survived by children Candace (Bob) Briggs, Gerald R. (Mary) Glaser Jr. and Steven and Scott Glaser; grandchildren Erica, Emily and Justin Schultz and Angela, Jeremy and Jared Glaser; great-grandchildren Tierra and Anna Glaser, Charlotte Kosse, Penelope and Oliver Smith and Isidora Schultz; and sister, Janet Miller. Preceded in death by husband, Gerald R. Glaser Sr.; and brother, James Lotz. Services were Oct. 29 at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Reading. Memorials to: American Lung Association, 4050 Executive Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45241; or Hospice of Cincinnati.

Billia J. Stein

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



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The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. This information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Evendale, Chief Niel Korte, 563-2249. » Glendale, Chief Dave Warman, 771-7645 or 771-7882. » Sharonville, Chief Aaron Blasky, 563-1147. » Springdale, Chief Mike Mathis, 346-5790. » Wyoming, Chief Gary J. Baldauf, 821-0141.




Billie J. (nee Thompson) Stein, 97, of Louisville, Kentucky died Oct. 23. Survived by son, Hank (the late Nancy) Stein; grandchildren Tracy (Greg) Ernst, Henry (Peggy) Stein, Eileen (Jack) Cameron, Paul Stein and Steven (Geneva) Stein; and many great-grandchildren and great-greatgrandchildren. Services were Oct. 28 at St. Michael Church, Sharonville. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati.

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