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Glendale firefighter and chaplain Connie Reed.

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If you haven’t noticed, we begin the second decade of the 21st Century in a little more than four weeks. Our question to you: How has your community changed in the last 10 years, and what changes would you like to see, or do you envision, over the next 10 years? E-mail your thoughts to tricountypress@communitypress .com. Include your name, community and a daytime phone number (not for publication).

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Maybe they delivered a home-cooked meal when you were under the weather, or helped you with yard work. They are “Neighbors Who Care,” and we think they deserve recognition. Again this year, Tri-County Press will devote one of our holiday issues to honoring those in the community who have given a bit of themselves to make the lives of others better. No deed is too small (or too large). If you know a Neighbor Who Cares, tell us about them. You can nominate by sending an e-mail to tricountypress@community, or by regular mail to Tri-County Press, Neighbors Who Care, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, OH 45140. Include your name, address and phone number, as well as theirs.

First salute

Springdale officials, residents and students honored U.S. soldiers during the first Veterans Day ceremony at Veterans Memorial. During the celebration, former Councilman Robert Wilson and former City Administrator Cecil Osborn, both veterans, were honored for their leadership in the design and construction of the memorial. SEE LIFE, B1

Degrees of sacrifice

During war time, the outcome is irrelevant, Princeton Superintendent Gary Pack told a crowd of hundreds on Veterans Day. “It’s the sacrifices of any level that are important,” he said. Education was one of the sacrifices made by 14 veterans who were awarded Princeton High School diplomas during a ceremony at Matthews Auditorium Nov. 11. SEE SCHOOLS, A5

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Holiday events also time to help By Kelly McBride

Holiday spirit will continue to sparkle despite hard economic times, as communities offer programs geared toward building traditions and memories while keeping tight budgets in mind. Events that bring together neighbors in a celebration of the holidays also offer the opportunity to help those in need. In Sharonville, the Fine Arts Council and the city’s Recreation Department have put together several events that are geared toward family time, and give residents a chance to help those in need. A craft show will include 50 vendors with homemade items, and visitors will have a chance to enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides around downtown Sharonville. Holiday movies will be playing at the Fine Arts Center, where a gallery exhibit and raffle will be available to visitors. Evendale’s recreation department is expecting a visit from Santa Dec. 11 that’s open to children in first grade and younger, and kids in second- through seventh-grade can play junior holiday bingo Dec. 15. Some events offer fun for participants, with an opportunity to reach out to those in need. The Sharonville Chamber of Commerce Young Leaders also will offer a wine tasting at the Fine Arts Gallery that includes contributions of new or slightly used coats that will be donated to the Cincinnati Free Store. “The programs are familyfriendly in entertainment and especially affordable in these hard economic times,” said Sue Koetz, Sharonville parks and recreation director. “The economy has not affected these programs because the programs are so affordable and people are looking for affordable ways to be cheerful for the holidays amidst a difficult economy,” Koetz said.


Glendale Police Chief Dave Warman, left, and Lt. Dave LeCompte sort boxes of food collected by the Glendale Presbyterian Church. Each of the 25 Thanksgiving boxes includes a gift card for a turkey. About 1,500 canned goods were collected during a food drive organized by the police department, Glendale Fire Department and the Princeton High School Key Club.

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Glendale firefighters helped Santa get home safely from last year’s Christmas on the Square. Glendale merchants are planning for Christmas on the Square, with music, food, music and a visit from Santa. Though financing hasn’t been a problem in the village, Chamber of Commerce President Gail Denise said the economy has been a fac-

tor in holiday planning. “We are very careful with our finances and have made a conscious effort to do so due to the economy,” Denise said. Holiday spirit can have value without a high price tag. Wyoming residents will enjoy a

Here is a list of some of the holiday offerings: Evendale: Visit with Santa Dec. 11, and Junior Holiday Bingo Dec. 15. Call 956-2667 for the information hotline. Glendale: Christmas on the Square Dec. 1. Sharonville: Carriage rides Dec. 4, Breakfast with Santa, Dec. 11 and Cookies and milk with Santa, Dec. 16. Call 563-2895 or hotline at 563-4257 for more information. Springdale: Coat, cash and other contributions through SOS at 3465723 or 346-5774, and donations to Giving Tree. Wyoming: Holiday Open House, Dec. 12. Call 821-5423 for details. Holiday Open House, with horsedrawn carriage rides, gingerbread house decorating and music performed by students from the middle school and high school. Missy O’Brien, Wyoming’s recreation director, said she’s ask-

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Sharonville firms win bids for street work By Kelly McBride

Two Sharonville companies will hit the pavement to complete two city projects. According to a report read by Councilman Kerry Rabe during city council’s Nov. 9 meeting, two public works projects were awarded to Sharonville companies that offered the lowest contract bids. Kneisel Contracting Corp. won the contract for street painting where its needed throughout the city, with a bid of $23,437. John R. Jurgensen Co. won the contract for removal of tracks, parts of three islands and repaving on Commerce Drive with a bid of $279,024. Rabe noted that the bid was $100,000 lower than any other offer. As cold and flu season approaches, Sharonville has reported that its health department has distributed more than 550 doses of the flu vaccine.


Councilman Rob Tankersley props a copy of the Stuffed Animal Sleepover photo album while Councilwoman Vicki Hoppe describes the recreation department program, as well as others, during the Nov. 9 Sharonville City Council meeting. The department will continue to offer the shots, which cost $10 for residents and $20 for non-residents, though children and seniors may qualify for the shot at no

cost, according to a report presented by Rabe at the meeting. Information on the vaccine or clinics is available at 588-3973. Also during the meeting, Coun-

cilwoman Vicki Hoppe reported on recent events through the Parks and Recreation Department. Among the highlights was a stuffed animal sleepover Oct. 28, an annual event in which children brought their favorite stuffed animal to the Community Center. Owners decorated photo books and stayed for snacks. The animals stayed overnight, and the following morning, owners picked up their toys, as well as photo albums filled with pictures of the stuffed animal party. The Community center also held a free basketball camp Nov. 6 led by former Xavier University player Jamal Walker, former University of Cincinnati player Corie Blount and former referee Tom Clark. Also during the meeting, council passed a resolution to enter into a contract with the International Association of Firefighters union for a collective bargaining agreement for 2011 through 2013.


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Wyoming graduates fourth Citizens Police Academy By Kelly McBride

Wyoming’s fourth class of the Citizens Police Academy graduated during City Council’s November meeting, a group of 16 that completed the program on law enforcement at all levels. A resolution honoring the group was read by Mayor Barry Porter, and each graduate received a certificate. The graduates were: Joyce Cantor, Robert Cantor, Justin Coakley, Lester Commins, Joanne Edie, Thaddeus Hoffmeister, Fawzy Mansour, Anil Menon, James Morris, Craig Newman, Ken Saunders, Harriet Schierenbeck, Marlene

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Velard, Kay Walters, Jane Woolsey and Richard Woolsey. Also during the meeting: • Council heard a report from the Law Committee on amendments that address the Historic Preservation Commission and the demolition of historic properties. Chapter 1335 will be amended to show that the Historic Preservation and Architectural Review boards will no longer have to review demolition permits for small, non-historic buildings within the historic district. Currently, the language of Chapter 1336 doesn’t allow council to consider replacement construction on partial demolition of a his-


Officer Dale Hahn, back row left, congratulates the fourth class of the Wyoming Citizen’s Police Academy. toric structure. It can only consider the demolition, not the replacement. This would allow for that. • Marvin Blade, a repre-

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Continued from A1 even more generous in this economy because it has hit so many people, everyone can empathize, and people want to come forward to help,” Sharonville’s Koetz said. Springdale officials are asking residents to reach into that generosity, as the city’s SOS organization organizes a coat, hat and gloves drive for children. The city also is asking residents to contribute to outreach for 41 families in need with donations of coats, cash and other contributions.

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A train makes its rounds through a miniature village at last year’s Christmas on the Square in Glendale. Springdale’s Community Center also has planted a Giving Tree, and has asked for resident donations. And as Santa puts together his naughty and nice lists, children will have

a chance to write to St. Nick and get on the “Nice List” through Sharonville’s Letters From Santa. With a certificate to prove it.

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“I believe that this is the final result that we’ll have,” Pillich said, on her way to celebrate at Arnold’s downtown. “I’m very comfortable and confident that it’ll stick.” A recount will start Nov. 29 in the race for Hamilton County juvenile court judge. Official results showed Republican John Williams over Democrat Tracie Hunter by 23 votes. Their margin narrowed considerably since election night, when it was about a 3,000vote difference. The small amount means an automatic recount, said Sally Krisel, director of the Hamilton County Board of Elections. “In that case, the drama continues,” Hamilton County Democratic Party executive director Caleb Faux said in a statement. “And if you ever needed proof that every votes counts, the proof was shown today.”


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sends information one way, so we have to go to it and read it,” Blade explained. “The smart grid allows twoway communication of data. “It’s a distribution and transmission system.” It will communicate where there are outages, so homeowners won’t have to do it. Though stimulus funds were used for the new technology, Blade said 50 cents would be added to each meter, and that cost will rise over the next five years until it’s capped at $5.25 per meter. Most homes in Wyoming will receive the new meters between April and May 2011.

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Santa will be visiting the UAW Local 863, 10708 Reading Road, Evendale, 9 noon Saturday, Dec. 11, and invites the community to join him for breakfast. Cost is $5 per person; pay at the door. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee. There will also be children’s games, crafts and karaoke, and a free picture with Santa. Call 563-1252 for details.

Style workshop

Enjoy a style workshop and give some warmth to others in need at the Ethan Allen Style Workshop at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at Ethan Allen Tri County Mall Design Center. The Cincinnati Ethan Allen is partnering with WCPO Channel 9 as a drop off point for new and gently-used coats for the Caring with Coats program. Delhi Flower and Garden Centers is sponsoring a presentation on holiday mantels during the workshop. Seating is limited. Call 772-1900 for reservations. Light fare and refreshments will be provided by BJ’s Restaurant.

Women’s club auction

The next meeting of the Wyoming Woman’s Club is Dec. 6 at the Wyoming Civic Center. There will be no speaker at this event. The club will have its annual Silent Auction. Wear favorite holiday attire and bring items for the auction. Meetings of the WWC are held the first Monday of each month, October through May at the Wyoming Civic Center. A social time begins at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon, and the speaker is from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Guests are warmly welcomed. Membership is open to residents of Wyoming and those who have close ties with the community. Call Andi Stewart at 9319218 for more information.

Park activities

• A few wintery stories will come to life during Freezin’ Fun Stories at Cotswold Visitor Center in Glenwood Gardens, at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 11. Visitors should bring their favorite pair of mittens, a hat and a scarf. • Visitors can stop by Sharon Centre in Sharon Woods to make an ornament out of natural materials 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 12. • Explore the high-flying world of raptors during the live animal program “Birds of Prey at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 18, at Sharon Woods’ Sharon Centre. • Parents and little ones can make a snowflake craft from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 19 at the Sharon Centre at Sharon Woods.


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Firefighter finds her ‘Mayberry’ in Glendale On the last day that the Glendale Fire Department collected food items for the needy at Glenwood Kroger, I struck up a conversation with Connie Reed, a firefighter and chaplain for the department. She was so ebullient and charming that I couldn’t resist asking her for an interview. Connie moved to Glendale in 2005 after an exciting and multifaceted career. She can’t say enough goods things about the community. Born and reared in Tennessee, Connie attended Middle Tennessee State University and has a degree in psychology. As a journalist for the Nashville Tennessean, she covered criminal trials, investigations and government activities. Always dropping whatever she was doing to get the story, Connie once drove 100 miles to cover a fire in

a downtown business district. She thoro u g h l y enjoys the civic governaspect Evelyn ment of Glendale. Perkins It is familiar Community because of newspaPress her per work for columnist which she won multiple Associated Press awards. As a marketing executive for national health care companies, she relocated quite a bit and lived in the city of Cincinnati for more than 20 years. While dealing with a challenging health issue, her physician suggested she find “a slice of Mayberry” to live in – somewhere quiet, beautiful and conducive to healing. She was physically and mentally beaten down,

and Glendale filled the bill. A good omen was the first neighbor she met – Andy Taylor, the son of a sheriff. Connie loves the village so much because during her recovery, Glendale police officers waved to her as she walked, other dog walkers stopped to chat and greet her pets, and public workers would nod. “I lived in Nashville, Chattanooga and Cincinnati, and Glendale is the best. It is very diverse with a lot of social and civic responsibility. I wake up every morning believing I am one of the luckiest people I know, but one of the most flawed. The people of Glendale inspired me.” Amelia and Oskar are her Jack Russell terriers and they are absolutely adorable. Ask Connie to see their photograph. In great health now, Connie’s mission is to serve

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Statistics for Gorman Heritage Farm for 2010, from farm Board of Trustees President Susan van Amerongen: • 26,503 visitors • 278 summer camp attendees • 475 guests from other summer camps • 3,000 guests from school field trips • 453 families with farm memberships • 156 families are from Evendale • $25,000 raised through 175th anniversary barn quilt Village council approved a second reading of the contract at the Nov. 11 council meeting. The council is expected to vote on the third reading at the Tuesday, Dec. 7 council meeting. If the council approves the contract, it will go into effect Jan. 1. Village council meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, in council chambers at 10500 Reading Road.

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Connie loves her neighbors who look out for her and her dogs’ welfare. Jim Koth lives next door and his father, grandfather and four brothers all served with the Glendale Fire Department. Her biggest role model is Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Hardwick. “He teaches me the value of performing the non-glamorous, but necessary parts of service,” she said. Connie coaches golf at McAuley High School, where her psychology degree comes in handy. “If you can raise two well-mannered Jack Russell terriers, you can teach teenage girls.” Connie tries to live her life the way her family reared her. Her grandmother used to say, “You don’t make friends, you recognize them.”


Village working on contract with Gorman Heritage Farm Gorman Heritage Farm Board of Trustees President Susan van Amerongen called the farm the “gateway” to Evendale. “When people come to Gorman Heritage Farm they stop and buy gas in Evendale, they shop at the WalMart in Evendale, they come and eat at our fast food restaurants,” van Amerongen said. Van Amerongen said the farm also provides walking trails and greenspace, fresh food, is an educational resource and is a pending national historic site. “We’re bringing people to the village of Evendale,” she said. Officials from the farm and the village of Evendale are working out a five-year contract. Evendale bought the farm property seven years ago and established the Gorman Heritage Farm Foundation to maintain the property. The farm is in a sevenyear contract with the village that expires in April. Van Amerongen said some of the new things in the contract include free farm memberships to Evendale families, identifying a trail to connect Cooper Road to Kingsport Drive that will be maintained by the village and adding the farm to the village costs for waste removal and recycling. Van Amerongen said a master plan for farm operations will also be written as part of the contract. The contract would last from Jan. 1, 2001, to Dec. 31, 2016.

the community. At a Washington Park picnic, a resident asked how to get an outside water meter. Connie was able to help her. A disaster relief worker for years, volunteering as a firefighter and chaplain is a good fit. She has a wide breadth of training in situational awareness, including calming victims and being sensitive to their fears. She makes sure they understand what the firefighters are doing and why. As chaplain, her mind-set is to first listen for the need and then solve the problem. Connie helped paint most of the fire hydrants in the village, and knows which have good pressure. She calls on and prays with sick residents. Although a member of a Springdale church, she attends Glendale church functions.

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Springdale police wrap holiday season in safety By Kelly McBride

As the holiday shopping season opens, Springdale police begin an annual program to help make the month of December run a bit smoother. The Safe Holiday Shopping Program starts after Thanksgiving and runs through Dec. 25. “The purpose of this program is to provide for the safest holiday shopping experience we can during this busiest time of the year for our department,” Lt. Michael Mathis said. Police Chief Michael Laage said the purpose is to make shopping as pleasant as possible in Springdale. “Our agency works hard on the typical negative issues associated with holiday shopping, such as traffic congestion and being the victim of a crime.

The Safe Holiday Shopping Program runs through Dec. 25. Uniformed and plainclothes officers will patrol shopping areas on foot and in cruisers. “You go to the mall or a store and shop, and you come out and your packages are stolen from your vehicle, or someone gets hold of your credit card and commits fraud, or you sit in traffic trying to get out of the mall for the next two hours, when all you want to do is get home and make cookies for your family,” Laage said. “Now, that’s a bad day.” Uniformed and plainclothes officers will patrol shopping areas on foot and in cruisers. “Our city is retail,” Laage

The Springdale police force will be increasing its presence during the holiday season. said. “People come to Springdale to shop and for recreation. “We want to make sure their experience is positive.” Staffing has been

increased without using overtime dollars, Lt. Michael Mathis said. “We alter some schedules,” he said. “Investigators take a day and they


work later into the evening. That enables us to have plain clothes officers patrolling shopping areas. Reserve officers are also on duty as a deterrent,

Mathis said. Police officers monitor traffic flow, adjusting lights remotely if a street backs up. “This has to be done in a coordinated fashion because of the possibility of a ripple effect,” Mathis said, “but we are aware that traffic builds up and we closely monitor it. “We can be more visible and have extra people on hand to deal with anything that comes up,” he said. Extra police will be present throughout the day, as long as the stores are open. “While our goal is to prevent crime, we also want to be in position to catch a thief when a crime does occur,” the chief said. “We don’t like muggers and thieves, especially at Christmas time,” Laage said. “We will do our best to make their holiday a bad time of the year if they prey on our shoppers. “We take this personally.”

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14 veterans graduate with Princeton pride By Kelly McBride

During war time, the outcome is irrelevant, Princeton Superintendent Gary Pack told a crowd of hundreds on Veterans Day. “It’s the sacrifices of any level that are important,” he said. Education was one of the sacrifices made by 14 veterans who were awarded Princeton High School diplomas during a ceremony at Matthews Auditorium Nov. 11. A dozen men took the stage, some in their military uniforms, but all wearing the pride of serving their country. The high school choir and orchestra played moving tributes to the veterans of war during the two-hour program. Pack outlined the five Ws of Veterans Day: Who: Americans who served on active duty in the armed forces. What: Contributions to the nation’s defense. “It’s the sacrifices made at the highest level that are important,” Pack said. Where: Every state capital and county courthouse host monuments, memorials and plaques honoring those who served. When: “For some Americans, remembering veterans is a daily act,” Pack said. “As a nation, it is essential that we preserve the integrity of Nov. 11.” Why: “Remembering gives true meaning to sacrifice and service,” Pack said of the veterans. “The 23.8 million veterans living today deserve the recognition,” he said. “This is the reason that the Princeton City School District and Princeton High School is proud to award diplomas this evening to those who served and didn’t have the opportunity to complete their high school diploma.” Among the graduates were three of the Williams brothers. Marshall, 78, and Charles, 73 accepted their diplomas as well as the certificate that would have been awarded to their brother, Raymond. Raymond died a week before the ceremony. “He didn’t make it,” Charles said. “But he tried.” The men were raised in rural Kentucky, where the closest black school was too far to get to on foot. They weren’t allowed to


Princeton’s Chamber Orchestra and A Cappella Choir, led by Jamie Holdren, perform during the Veterans Day program at Matthews Auditorium.


Hundreds of friends, family, students and veterans fill Matthews Auditorium during Princeton’s Veterans Day celebration in which 14 veterans received high school diplomas.


Princeton Superintendent Gary Pack pays tribute to those who served in the armed forces during the Veterans Day celebration at Matthews Auditorium.

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Marshall, left, and Charles Williams congratulate each other after receiving diplomas at Princeton High School’s Veterans Day program. attend the white school, so they received no high school education. Charles said that not having a high school diploma made his climb steeper. “It was rough, what we went through,” he said. “I couldn’t get a job, so I joined the military.” He served in the Navy, Air Force and Army, and is a Vietnam War veteran. Marshall, an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, said the ceremony was a moving experience. “I was proud to be here,” he said. “I hope to come again.” Said Charles: “You never get too old to get a high school diploma.”


The graduates take their places on stage after receiving diplomas at Princeton High School’s Veterans Day ceremony.

Princeton Superintendent Pack outlined the five Ws of Veterans Day: Who: Americans who served on active duty in the armed forces. What: Contributions to the nation’s defense. “It’s the sacrifices made at the highest level that are important,” Pack said. Where: Every state capital and county courthouse host monuments, memorials and plaques honoring those who served. When: “For some Americans, remembering veterans is a daily act,” Pack said. “As a nation, it is essential that we preserve the integrity of Nov. 11.” Why: “Remembering gives true meaning to sacrifice and service,” Pack said of the veterans. “The 23.8 million veterans living today deserve the recognition,” he said. “This is the reason that the Princeton City School District and Princeton High School is proud to award diplomas this evening to those who served and didn’t have the opportunity to complete their high school diploma.”

SCHOOLS NOTES Holiday gift shop

The Evendale Elementary PTO will hold a holiday gift shop event at the school for students 9:30 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, and 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2. Forest Park Wal-Mart store manager Larry Greer and assistant store manager Chris Applequist will be at the event Dec. 1 from 10:45 am. until 11:30 a.m. to shop with students. For more information, call the Evendale Elementary at 864-1200.

Spelling Bee champ


Eighth-grader Akhilesh Murthy was Princeton Community Middle School’s last speller standing, as he won the school Spelling Bee competition Nov. 16. His winning word was “grotesqueness.” Murthy is preparing for the online competition in January. If he spells all words correctly, he will qualify for the regional Spelling Bee competition hosted by WCPO Feb. 19.

A taste of South America

The Trip Around the World Class at SUMC Nursery School and Kindergarten recently cooked up some plantains during their “visit” to South America. Students getting a taste of South America are, from left, Mary Arengo, Nicholas Wickler, Michaela Fishel, Megan Crosby, Nina Ott, Makenna Peterson, Parker Jones, Sophia Pressler and Kate Wambaugh.


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Bethany School first-grader Noah Young of Liberty Township is helped with his library book selection by Sister Joan Michael. Sister Joan helps in the library with the younger grades and is called “The Library Sister” by many of the students.


Rachel Horn, a Miami University junior who is majoring in education health and society, has won a $1,000 Merit Award scholarship from the National Society of Collegiate Schol-

ars (NSCS). She is one of 52 students selected from more than 270 universities nationwide. Horn, a new member of NSCS, an honors organization for high-achieving freshman and sophomores, won the award based on her

submitted essay, extracurricular activities, a letter of recommendation and her commitment toward and knowledge of the NSCS mission statement. She is from Wyoming.



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Princeton wrestlers possess potential By Nick Dudukovich

The Princeton High School wrestling program will suit up for the 20102011 season with a relatively young team that will be led by a core of veteran seniors. Corey Selmon will return for his senior year as a twotime state qualifier. Selmon was dominant wrestling at the 112-pound weight class last winter and posted a 19-3 record. This season, Selmon will move up classes to compete at 125 and 130 pounds. Princeton head coach Ty Robbins doesn’t think the transition will be difficult for Selmon. “He did a lot of wresting in the offseason to get ready…He’s adjusted and seen competition at that


Princeton’s Jeryd Wilder will wrestle at the 145 and 152 pound weight classes this season. weight,” Robbins said. Jeryd Wilder should be a mainstay in the 145 and 152 pound weight classes this season after posting a 13-8 record at 140 pounds

last winter. “Jeryd’s worked hard throughout the summer in the weight room…I look for him to have an explosive season,” Robbins said.

District qualifier Kendall Sorrells also figures to a factor again this season and will be competing at the 135 and 140 pound weight classes.

At 135 pounds, senior Greg Boglin could also have a breakthrough season. After starting out slow last season with a 2-10 record at 125 pounds, Boglin rebounded and qualified for the district championships. “He started slow and didn’t win many matches, but he insisted he wanted to stay in the varsity lineup,” Robbins said. “He ended up being a qualifier for districts and upset some really good kids at sectionals.” Underclassmen expected to make an impact for the Vikings include sophomore Kevin Whipple and freshman A.J. Kowal. Whipple will wrestle at 103 pounds, while Kowal, a junior high state qualifier last season with a 32-2 overall record, should see time at 112 pounds.

By the end of the season, both upper and underclassmen should be battle tested and ready for the postseason because of the Vikings’ difficult schedule. Princeton will compete at the Cincinnati Coaches Classic, Dec. 18, the Greater Miami Valley Wrestling Association’s Holiday Tournament, Dec. 28-29, and the Holt Invitational in Michigan, Jan. 22. Robbins believes that tough opponents will make his team better in the long run. “You see better competition (at these tournaments), so it helps you prepare for really close matches,” he said. Princeton opens up the season against Middletown at Lakota East, Dec. 3. See more sports coverage at presspreps

Returning talent fuels Cowboys By Mark Chalifoux


Mikey Gonzalez (left) from Wyoming gets Bethel-Tate’s Dustin Davidson off his feet in their Division II Sectional Championship match last season.

The Wyoming High School wrestling team doesn’t have the depth some teams have had in the past but head coach Brian Pitman does have some strong returning talent. Wyoming has nine returning wrestlers on the roster of 15. “That’s really promising,” Pitman said. “We’ll do well, but we need to see how the guys perform.” Wyoming has a strong junior class and a talented junior high class, so the Cowboys should be even stronger next season. When it comes to the 20102011 season, Wyoming has several wrestlers who could break the 30-win mark. “Our heavyweight, Adam Blum, had 25 wins last year so he should do really well this season,” Pitman said. Another wrestler he thought is poised for a strong season is senior captain Mike Sagan, who battled injury last season. Corbin Geggenheim

is a returning district qualifier and Mikey Gonzalez was a sectional runner-up and they are two wrestlers who should be standouts for the Cowboys. “I’m looking for a lot of team wins,” Pitman said. “I’m pretty confident with my guys. We just need to wait and see how we gel as a team.” Pitman said Reading and Madeira will be two of the top teams in the conference. “Even if they don’t have full teams, they have five or six very quality wrestlers and Mariemont won the junior high league last year, so they should be competitive too,” Pitman said. “We should be one of the top teams as well.” Wyoming will face some strong Division I teams at the Sycamore Invitational and the Coaches Classic. Wyoming also has some tough teams, including Mount Healthy, coming to the Cowboys tournament this season. Wyoming will have to replace a strong senior class from 2009-2010 that included Neal Williams, who is

wrestling now at Ohio University, and Daniel Leish, who was another top wrestler in the CHL. “I know my kids will respond this year,” he said. “We’ll miss what they brought but every year is a different team.” Pitman said one thing that helps the team is the camaraderie. He said he’s known 80 percent of the kids since they were in grade school as he taught many of them when they were in second and third grade. “It’s just a real tight-knit team,” he said. “Some coaches don’t get to know their guys outside the room and I have the team over a couple times during the season. We used to watch WWE pay-per-views but now we watch Ultimate Fighting shows and order pizzas. That close-atmosphere is extremely important,” he said. For more sports coverage, go to presspreps.

Depth, not stars, strength for Moeller team By Mark Chalifoux

The Moeller High School wrestling team is a perennial power in the region and the upcoming season should continue the trend for the Crusaders. The makeup of the team will be different, as Moeller won’t have the two or three elite wrestlers leading the way the Crusaders are used to. However, Moeller should have a strong lineup top to bottom. “We don’t have a lot of statetested kids,” head coach Jeff Gaier said.

“It will be an interesting year. We have a lot of depth and a good mix between young kids and experienced kids, so it will be interesting to see how they do toward the end of the year. I think we’ll be a pretty solid team overall.” Moeller does have several solid wrestlers at the top of the lineup. Senior Brian MacVeigh is a returning state qualifier and should get win No.100 this season. Senior Brendan Walsh is another returning state qualifier for Moeller. Junior Joey Ward is another top wrestler for the Crusaders. Ward is a two-time state qualifier and was

a state placer last season for Goshen and transferred to Moeller for his junior season. “We’ll be pretty good at their weights,” Gaier said. Junior Michael Blum was a state alternate last season and should be poised for a strong season and senior Zach Dawson is another talented wrestler for the Crusaders. Moeller does have a void in the lineup left by last year’s seniors, four of which are now wrestling in college. “We had more of the top kids in the state last year but we also had some inexperience in some weights,” Gaier said. For that rea-

son, the Crusaders did well in tournaments, thanks to the high placers, but this season Moeller will be more successful in dual meets thanks the team’s depth. “We’re not going to have a weak weight. Every weight, we’ll have someone who is pretty solid,” Gaier said. Elder is the team to beat in the GCL and Mason, Harrison, Fairfield and Lakota West are some of the other top teams in the area. Moeller will be tested by some of the top competition available as the Crusaders will compete in two of the top five tournaments in the country.

“In those tournaments our kids will see opponents even better than what they will see at the state tournament so getting that experience will help prepare us,” Gaier said. One thing he does like about his team is the intensity he’s seen so far in the wrestling room. “This team, by far, has the highest intensity we’ve had in a long time,” he said. “Guys are battling hard for spots and they know they have to work hard to earn them. Having depth pushes everyone in the room. There’s no place to hide. You can’t slack off or you’ll lose your spot.”

CHCA mat men look to reach new heights By Nick Dudukovich

The Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy varsity wrestling team returns for the 2010-2011 season under third year head coach Adam Meyer. Meyer believes his squad could be poised to take some big steps this winter after spending the last two years improving their skills. “It’s time to start growing as a program and we are excited about that,” Meyer said. At 145 pounds, Jason

Finch is one Eagle that could help the program get to the next level. Meyer expects Finch to be a team leader throughout the season because of how the junior has matured during his time with the team. “He’s grown up with the program and he’s been working his tail off to have a great year for us,” Meyer said. “Jason leads by example and works hard and gives our younger kids something to emulate.” Tyler Dixon should also be another junior that picks up some wins for the

Eagles. Dixon wrestled at 171 pounds as sophomore, and will do so again this season. Meyer expects Dixon to be more comfortable on the mat now that he is an upperclassman. “Being an underclassman at 171 is tough, but this year he’s figured out that it’s time for him to be the man,” Meyer said. The Eagles will also have an upperclassman wrestling at 135/140 pounds in senior Matt Alvarado. Meyer is excited to see what Alvarado can do this

winter after missing parts of the last two seasons with injuries. “Matt works hard and he’s got great flexibility,” Meyer said. “We’re hoping to have a solid season and the main thing is to keep him healthy. If he does, he’ll have a great year for us.” CHCA will also feature two freshmen that have the benefit of learning from the Eagles’ upperclassmen as Zach Alvarado and Kealli Cummings represent the Eagles’ class of 2014 this season on the mat. Zach Alvarado will com-

pete at 103 pounds, while Cummings competes at 112 pounds, according to Meyer. Meyer believes that Zach Alvarado’s weight class will make it easier for him to transition into varsity wrestling. “Zach had a solid junior high season for us last season and to come in as a freshmen is a whole different ball game, but he’s coming in at 103 pounds so he’ll get to wrestle other guys that are freshmen.” Meyer is also optimistic about Cummings’ chances this winter.


Tyler Dixon (right) will be one of CHCA’s upperclassmen to watch throughout the 2010-2011 season. “He’s a great kid with a lot of potential in the sport,” Meyer said. “Zach and Kealli will get better each day by working hard.” The Eagles open up the season at home against Wyoming, Dec. 3.

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Crusaders looks for even better finish at state By Mark Chalifoux

Dave Caracci’s Boys Strikers celebrate their victory as Cincy Central League Champs, advancing them to Ohio SAY State Soccer Tournament in Little Miami Nov. 13, 14 and 20 and 21. Robert Anderson, Clayton Bennett, Anthony Caracci, Bradley Collins, Brendan Eagan, Doug Howard, Christopher Huggins, Nate Kisselle, Liam McGrath, Dustin Medina, Michael Mendoza, Ethan Nye, Joshua Patterson, Jared Slavey, Daniel Stroh, Leighton Vaske.

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Three Evendale soccer teams advanced to the Ohio SAY State Soccer Tournament, to be played in Little Miami Nov. 13 and 14, and 20 and 21.


Ken Puthoff’s Boys Kickers celebrate their victory as Cincy Central League Champs, advancing them to the Ohio SAY State Soccer Tournament. Pictured are Nolan Anderson, Connor Bell, Kory Boothe, Dominic Caracci, Andy Coleman, Brett Elmlinger, Ryan Frank, Eric Hartley, Jake Mazzone, William McCart Alex Puthoff, Garret Schappacher, Ben Sieder, Sam Sieder, Thomas Speed and James Walz

The Moeller High School swim team was a bit of a surprise in the 2009-2010 season, finishing No. 13 at state, and the Crusaders should be even stronger this season, according to head coach Jay Frentsos. “Last year was a nice surprise, and I’m really happy with what we’ve got this year,” Frentsos said. “I think we can be better off as we bring back some talented kids. We’ll be better than last year.” Leading the way for Moeller, located in Sycamore Township, are Kevin Schwab, Christian Josephson, Harry Hamiter and Matt Hobler, who were all difference-makers for the Crusaders last year. Frentsos said he’s very happy with captains Schwab and Josephson leading the team. Schwab was the Greater Catholic League swimmer of the year in 2009-2010 and Frentsos earned the conference’s coach of the year honors. Josephson was a secondteam, all-GCL performer. Frentsos said one thing Moeller will have is experience at the top. “They have state swimming experience. They are a year older and you know when it comes time to swim fast that I can count on them to do that,” Frentsos said about his returning standouts. Another reason for his optimism is a strong freshmen class. There are 11 swimmers in the freshman class, which will be led by

Greg Nymberg, one of the team’s stronger swimmers. “It’s a good class that will give us some depth,” Frentsos said. He’s also encouraged by the response he’s seen in the program, as Moeller has some of their highest numbers with 30 swimmers on the team and Frentsos said he saw many more future Crusaders at Moeller’s open house. “We should have another good class next year, and it was the best open house yet, so that helps,” he said.

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The Moeller High School swim team finished No. 13 at state in the 20092010 season. Frentsos said St. Xavier is obviously the team to beat, per usual, and that Mason and Centerville should be strong as well. La Salle is another team that will be talented. “We’ll be competitive and swim fast but we like the high school kids to have fun so we’ll have a fun season too,” he said. “I’m really optimistic about this team. Our kids are getting faster.”


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Bound, determined to remember ‘Great Books’ There is much talk of reading books in the earliest years of our lives. We begin with the alphabet and children’s stories. We then move to novels and a variety of non-fiction – social studies, natural sciences and the like. As our reading abilities grow, and our interests expand, and our imaginations blossom, we may venture to histories or biographies or poetry, as we are so inclined. Books are natural for the young, and no one seems to question that reading and youth ought to go together. This is, of course, because reading and education go together. Books are at the heart of any good education, and everyone agrees that every human being deserves proper schooling. Everyone also knows that not just any books make for a good education. One would not say that a child should grow up only reading “Peanuts”

or “Harry Potter,” as wonderful and insightful as these things may be. There is a certain kind of reading, a certain kind of book, which Trevor Shunk rises above the Community others. It posa certain Press guest sesses quality or excelcolumnist lence that resonates with us. Though we may not be able to describe it, or understand it, we know it is there. It captivates us. We might call these special books the Great Books. They are great because they move us deeply. They are also great because they touch upon certain questions that affect all people at all times. They ask us to step outside of ourselves, outside of our particular

CHATROOM Nov. 24 questions

Are the increased airport security measures, such as full body scans and more aggresive pat downs, too invasive? Why or why not? “Obviously the complainers have never experienced a colonoscopy, PAP smear, prostate exam or mammography. I find it much more invasive when I have to sit next to someone on the airplane who weighs 350 pounds or feels the need to fill my lungs with their second hand smoke in an outdoor public place. Life is full of unpleasant experiences. Get over it. Would you rather be sucked out the hole blown in the side of the plane? Having your body shredded to bits is very invasive.” F.S.D. “Too invasive? Are you kidding? I’m not getting on a plane with anyone who HASN’T been scanned or patted down. If you can’t endure some inconvenience and what you may think is an invasion of your ‘personal rights’ for the safety of everyone on a flight, then please just don’t fly. “TSA officials aren’t perverts looking for a quick thrill – they’re professionals doing an important job to keep us all safe from events like those leading up to the 9/11 tragedy. I can understand the pilots’ and flight attendants’ concerns over being exposed to whatever radiation levels are emitted by the scanners since they fly so often; however, I think a breathalyzer might be in order considering recent allegations of pilots flying drunk! ‘Nuff said.” M.M. “Yes, the airport security measures now used are too invasive and are also totally worthless. History will look back upon our airport security procedures, much the way we look back at the ‘duck and cover’ drills we used to practice to prepare for a nuclear attack from Russia.” J.J. “Absolutely. Travelers are being treated as if they were entering a maximum security prison – as prisoners. As a law-abiding citizen, I find it humiliating and degrading to be treated like a criminal just so that I can spend the weekend in Boston with friends. Both our right to privacy and to protection from unreasonable search are violated by these measures. Where is the probable cause? “And no, I do not believe these

Next questions Officials from the farm and the village of Evendale are working out a five-year contract. Evendale bought the farm property seven years ago and established the Gorman Heritage Farm Foundation to maintain the property. How valuable is the farm to Evendale? Which local business districts have the best holiday decorations? What do you like about them? If you could be any fictional character, whom would you be and why? 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. procedures are making me safer. Criminals will simply find a way to get around them.” E.S. “Yes they are too invasive. Ask yourself how many rights are you willing to let the government take away for the sake of ‘perceived saftey.’ We go through this nonsense as the price we pay for safe air travel. Really? I think 95 percent of these inspections are not needed. The profile of the airline attacker is narrow, concrete, uniquely definable and universally known. So why do we do it? To be politcally correct so we can’t be accused of profiling. Don’t Tread On Me or as it was stated recently; ‘Don’t touch my junk!’” K.S.

Nov. 17 questions

Glendale officials have cut the ribbon on a $6.1 million wastewater treatment plant. Is this a good use of taxpayers’ money? Why or why not? “I am not sure given: “• a water rate increase of 130 percent, “• a multi million dollar 20 year loan, “• and increased Hamilton County property taxes. “Piping into the Metropolitan Sewer District seems like a missed opportunity. “This has the look of a boondoggle that never got on the radar screens of the majority of Glendale residents. “Might explain why the turn out at the waste water treatment plant ribbon cutting was a meager few insiders and officials.” R.O.S.

circumstance and place and personality, and to consult the meaningful things, the permanent things, and the highest things. They take us to the heart of reality, or the “inner-truth” of things, as Augustine called it. These Great Books do not come often. Leo Strauss famously said that the greatest minds are the authors of the greatest books, and such men are extremely rare. We are not likely to meet any of them in a classroom. We are not likely to meet any of them anywhere. It is a piece of good luck if there is a single one alive in one’s time. Through the Great Books, we have access to the great minds that have preceded us. They can become our teachers, and we their students, though we will never meet face-to-face. We can jump into a dialogue with Socrates on the nature of justice through Plato’s “Republic,” or engage Ivan on the question of

the existence of God within “Brothers Karamozov,” as easily as by walking down the street to the nearest used book store. The greatest thinkers are few and far between; but through the Great Books, these minds are our neighbors, and they can become our friends. What do these Great Books mean to you, or to me? There are so many things to do – why should one turn off one’s iPod or forgo the football game to waste time with old books? The answer is not far from why we grow up reading. We go to school to learn, and to think, and to know. We look back on the course of our education and see ourselves transform from one human being into another. We see the fruits of this maturation in our daily lives, and we are grateful. As much as our early education shaped us into who and what we are, it would be foolish to say that

If you don’t get your annual Social Security statement If you’re age 25 or older, pay Social Security taxes and are not yet receiving monthly benefits, you should get an automatic Social Security statement in the mail each year about two to three months before your birthday. The statement is a valuable tool to keep track of your annual earnings, as well as to help you plan your financial future. If your earnings don’t meet the threshold for filing a federal tax return, you might not be receiving your annual Social Security statement. Everyone who has worked and paid Social Security tax is entitled to receive a statement. So, if you don’t get one automatically in the mail, you can request one from Social Security – and the easiest way to do that is online. Just visit www.socialsecurity. gov/mystatement and select the “Need to request a Statement?” banner. You’ll need to fill in the following information: • name as shown on your Social Security card • Social Security number

• date of birth • place of birth • mother’s maiden name – last name only (to identify you) Ned Morrell To make your Community estimate more you Press guest accurate, can provide the columnist following information: • last year’s earnings and an estimate of your current and future earnings • the age you plan to stop working Once you make your request, Social Security will mail you a statement, which you should receive within two to four weeks. Give it a careful look to make sure your earnings and information are reported correctly, and contact Social Security if you find anything amiss. After you review your statement, it’s a good idea to keep it with your other important papers.

VOICES FROM THE WEB Gentle ribbings Visitors to Springdale posted these comments about Tri-County Mall’s new chaperone policy for people under 18: “That policy is dumb and all it does is cost businesses money. Kids go to Kenwood Towne Centre you will be welcomed there.” NachoBizness “Oh sure send the thugs and wanna be gansta’s to Kenwood Mall and see how long that last. They won’t put up with it either and will spend the money on cops instead of security checkpoints.” scooterz “I like the policy ... the mall is now not a day care filled with hoodelums taking up the enire aisle looking to cause trouble. This had to be done since the kids could not behave.” Fed_up_2009 “I’m going to offer to be a ‘chaperone for hire’ to these thugs. $5 an hour per person (minimum of five people ... discounted rates apply above 10 persons).

See you guys at the mall.”


“Too bad parent(s) can’t actually do their job and raise kids to not be thugs. But if the mall was as bad as I’m hearing then I’m glad they took steps to curb the problem.” fuzz27 “Great policy... the mall should not be a ‘hang out.’ It’s one thing to walk around and window shop; another entirely for hanging in groups 10 deep taking up the whole aisle with negative looks and attitudes and pants hanging off their butts.! I’m so sorry to say I saw the same thing at Kenwood and it really turned me off! Open up some teen centers for them to ‘hang.’ Money well spent.” LRB “I agree as well to the point of not all kids go to just mess around ... some do actually go shopping!” peedoff2 “Thank you!!!! To the person that said this policy is costing the stores in the mall money – where is your evidence? I would wager that there is likely an increase in

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this education should have ended when we walked across the stage for our high school diploma. We have graduated from basic chemistry and civics, but what have we graduated to? There is much less talk of reading after our formal education finishes, and this is a sad thing. Education should never end, and our reading should only burgeon as we age. It is the essence of being human to know, and it is in Great Books, for the most part, that this knowing finds its most meaningful expression. If we cease to read, we have failed the best teachers who, from an early age, inspired us to become something more than what we were. And if we have failed our best teachers, we have failed ourselves. Trevor Shunk is a native of Loveland, and is studying political philosophy and American government at Claremont Graduate University in California.

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sales to adults who have much stronger purchasing power than kids. Also, more adults will likely go to the mall now that the kids are under control. I will not step foot in Eastgate or Kenwood mall in the evenings or weekends due to the large number of rude, uncontrolled teenagers. “Parents need to parent, not drop the kids off at a mall and have the mall personnel parent for them.” VoteNOon18 “Wait til the holiday shopping season kicks off – we will avoid Tri-County and head to Kenwood, since we go our separate ways from our kids for legitimate shopping – them and us. Too inconvenient and time consuming to stay with them. I understand the need to keep them out of common area, but if they are there for shopping, the mall’s tenants are just losing customers.” twestbrock



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Springdale Elementary fourth-grader Sam Daggett wears the Navy shirt that belonged to his grandfather, during the Veterans Day commemoration at Veterans Memorial.

Inaugural tribute Springdale officials, residents and students honored U.S. soldiers during the first Veterans Day ceremony at Veterans Memorial. During the celebration, former Councilman Robert Wilson and former City Administrator Cecil Osborn, both veterans, were honored for their leadership in the design and construction of the memorial. Fourth-graders from Springdale Elementary sang patriotic hymns, and The Rev. William Marshall Duke, of Springdale Nazarene Church, offered a benediction. “This is hallowed ground,” Duke said. “It reminds us of the liberty that was bought with a price.” One of the soldiers that suffered for that liberty was Staff Sgt. Paul Brondhaver, who had been injured in the Iraq War. “I had a great welcome home, even though it was on a gurney,” he said. “They held out their hands and welcomed me home. They were Vietnam veterans. If you are a Vietnam veteran, I welcome you home.”


Color Guard officers stand at attention during a Veterans Day celebration that brought veterans and residents to the Springdale Veterans Memorial.

The Springdale Police Department Color Guard brings the city’s Veterans Day celebration to an official start.

Springdale Elementary music director David Dendler accompanies Ja Rae James, center, in a solo. She and other fourth-graders performed during a Veteran’ Day celebration at Veterans Memorial.

Staff Sgt. Paul Brondhaver describes his return from the Iraqi War as an injured soldier. “I had a great welcome home,” he told the crowd at Veterans Memorial. “Even though it was on a gurney. They held out their hands and welcomed me home,” he said. “They were Vietnam veterans. If you are a Vietnam veteran, I welcome you home.”

Springdale Mayor Doyle Webster, left, praises former Councilman Robert Wilson and former City Administrator Cecil Osborn, right, for their vision and guidance during the design and construction of the Veterans Memorial. Osborn is an Army veteran and Wilson served in the Navy.

Air Force veteran Ed Knox, right, maintains a salute while Larry DuPree plays Taps to conclude the Veterans Day celebration at Springdale’s Veterans Memorial.

Springdale Elementary fourth-graders present a Thank You Veterans poster during a Veterans Day celebration in which the students sang several patriotic hymns.

Springdale resident and veteran Ed Knox, left, and Mayor Doyle Webster lay a wreath during the city’s inauguaral Veterans Day celebration at Veteran’s Memorial.

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Blessid Union of Souls, 9 p.m., Play by Play Cafe, 6923 Plainfield Road, With Bottom Line and A Day Late. Ages 18 and up. $10. 7933360; Silverton.


The Stoopid Roosters, 7-11 p.m., Iron Horse Inn, 40 Village Square, Upstairs. Mixture of country, blues, old standards and bluegrass. Reservations recommended. 772-3333; Glendale.


Lachlan Patterson, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $12. Ages 18 and up. 9849288; Montgomery. S A T U R D A Y, D E C . 4


Holiday in Lights, 6-9 p.m., Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, One-mile drivethrough outdoor lights and themed figures display. $12 per car, $45 for buses and 15passenger vans, $2 coupon available online. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 769-0393; Sharonville. Santaland, 6-9 p.m., Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharon Centre. Visit with Santa Claus and candy, meet Mr. Scrooge and a talking Christmas tree named Everett Green, visit the Holiday Train Depot and join a sing-a-long holiday show with jazz musician Jennifer Ellis (Monday through Thursday). Dickens Carolers, harpist Tisa McGraw and hammered dulcimer player Kyle Meadows (all Friday through Sunday). Adventure Station indoor playground open for ages 2 to 12. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Sharonville.


Jennifer Ellis Candy Cane Concert, 7-8 p.m., Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Nature Center. Interactive high-energy holiday music. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Sharonville. F R I D A Y, D E C . 3


Turner Farm, 8 a.m., Turner Farm, 561-7400; Indian Hill.


Wine Bar Tasting, 4-7 p.m., The Wine Store, 9905 Montgomery Road, Friday tastings with John, the wine-bar-keep. 50 cents per taste. 984-9463; Montgomery. Wine Tasting, 5-8 p.m., Piazza Discepoli Glendale, 23 Village Square, $10. 771-6611; Glendale.


Victorian Holiday Village, 6-8:30 p.m., Ohio National Financial Services, One Financial Way, Outdoors. Lights, child-sized decorated houses, refreshments, free photos with St. Nick, entertainment and more. Benefits Freestore Foodbank. Free, donation of nonperishable food item requested. 794-6100; Montgomery.

For more about Greater Cincinnati’s dining, music, events, movies and more, go to Victorian Christmas, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Historical Hunt House, 4364 Hunt Road, Experience the holidays from a different time in history. The house will be dressed in old-fashioned decor and guides share holiday traditions from the 1860s. Free. Presented by Blue Ash Historical Society. 324-7145. Blue Ash.


Live Music Saturday, 7:30 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, Variety of groups perform. 247-9933; Montgomery. Bob Cushing, 8 p.m., InCahoots, 4110 Hunt Road, Free. 793-2600. Blue Ash.


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


Lachlan Patterson, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $12. Ages 21 and up. 9849288; Montgomery.



Wreath Making Class, 10 a.m., Turner Farm, $25 per wreath. Registration required. 5618482; Indian Hill.

Holiday in Lights, 6-9 p.m., Sharon Woods, $12 per car, $45 for buses and 15-passenger vans, $2 coupon available online. 7690393; Sharonville. Santaland, 6-9 p.m., Sharon Woods, Free. 521-7275; Sharonville.


Mensa Admission Test, 9-11 a.m., Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel, 6300 E. Kemper Road, Senator conference room. Minimum age is 14 accompanied by parent, 17 with written parental consent. Applicants should come about 45 minutes early with picture ID. Ages 18 and up. $40. Reservations required. Presented by Cincinnati Area Mensa. 3078520; Sharonville.


Holiday Craft Show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road, Assorted arts and crafts. Free. Presented by Blue Ash Women’s Club. 891-4043. Blue Ash.


Turner Farm, 8 a.m., Turner Farm, 561-7400; Indian Hill.


Wine Bar Tasting, 2-6 p.m., The Wine Store, 50 cents per taste. 984-9463; Montgomery. Tasting Table, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., microWINES, Flight A $2 per pour; Flight B $4 per pour. 794-9463; Kenwood.


Victorian Holiday Village, 5-8:30 p.m., Ohio National Financial Services, Free, donation of nonperishable food item requested. 7946100; Montgomery. Juletrefest: Norwegian Family Christmas, 4 p.m., Friendship United Methodist Church, 1025 Springfield Pike, $5. Presented by Sons of Norway, Edvard Grieg Lodge. 9233798. Wyoming. Holiday in Lights, 6-10 p.m., Sharon Woods, $12 per car, $45 for buses and 15-passenger vans, $2 coupon available online. 7690393; Sharonville. Santaland, 6-10 p.m., Sharon Woods, Free. 521-7275; Sharonville.


Holiday in Lights is 6 p.m.-9 p.m. daily (including holidays) through Jan. 11, at Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville. The display is open until 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Enjoy a 1-mile drive through outdoor lights and themed figures display. Cost is $12 per car, $45 for buses and 15-passenger vans. Call 513-769-0393 or visit


Herding Clinic, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Gorman Heritage Farm, 10052 Reading Road, With herd dog expert Joyce Burnham. For Australian shepherds, border collies, Shelties and other herding breeds. Spectators welcome-free with admission. Pricing varies by program. Through Dec. 5. 563-6663. Evendale.


Gift Wrapping and Bow Demonstration, 24 p.m., The Container Store, 5901 E. Galbraith Road, Includes giveaways. Free. 7450600; Sycamore Township.


Historic Glendale Holiday Home Tour, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Harry Whiting Brown Scouthouse, 34 Village Square, Tour six magnificent homes and a church decorated for the holidays. $20. Presented by Harry Whiting Brown Community Center. 771-0333; Glendale. S U N D A Y, D E C . 5


Sharonville History Museum, Noon-4 p.m., Sharonville Historical Museum, 11115 Main St., Museum features numerous exhibits and artifacts reminiscent of life in Sharonville and its surroundings. Model train diorama currently under construction. Free. Presented by Society of Historic Sharonville. 563-9756. Sharonville. Miller House, 1-4 p.m., Miller House, 7226 Miami Ave., The house was bought and built in 1922 out of a Sears, Roebuck catalog. In 1948 the Miller family bought the house, which was given to the Madeira Historical Society in 1998. The society set up the interior as it might have looked between 1922 and 1948. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Madeira Historical Society. 2404348. Madeira.


Giving, Giggles and Gelt, 1 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Bring new, unwrapped toys, clothing, or gift certificates for less fortunate children and teens. Gifts distributed via Big Brothers/Big Sisters Association, Jewish Family Service, ProKids, and other local organizations. Hanukkah celebration for families. Features Hanukkah songs, crafts, tzedakah (charity) projects, inflatables, and a menorah lighting. During the festivities, the Mayerson JCC will air the first public viewing of Shalom Sesame’s “Chanukah: The Missing Menorah.” Free. 761-7500; Amberley Village.


Kindel Memorial Holiday Concert, 7:309:30 p.m., Montgomery Assembly of God, 7950 Pfeiffer Road, Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Orchestra. With Queen City Bronze, three-octave bell choir, plus choral highlights of Handel’s “Messiah” with the Cincinnati Boychoir and the Cincinnati Choral Society. Family friendly. Free.232-0949. Montgomery.


Herding Clinic, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Gorman Heritage Farm, Pricing varies by program. 5636663. Evendale.


Cincinnati Backgammon Players Club Monthly Tournament, Noon-6 p.m., Metropole Coffee Company, 9675 Cincinnati Columbus Road, Doubleelimination backgammon tournament for Cincinnati area players. Chouette also played. Family friendly. $21. 807-6926. Sharonville.

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Jennifer Ellis Candy Cane Concert, 7-8 p.m., Sharon Woods, Free. 521-7275. Sharonville.


Empowered for Life, 7-8:30 p.m., The Equipping Center, 9909B Springfield Pike, Free. Presented by Timothy McClure Ministries. 295-0640. Woodlawn.

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Gorman Heritage Farm Quilters Meeting, 6 p.m., Gorman Heritage Farm, 10052 Reading Road, Includes making a quilt for annual quilt raffle. 563-6663; Evendale.

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Springdale Communicators Toastmasters Club Meeting, Noon-1 p.m., Springdale Community Center, 11999 Lawnview Ave., Visitors welcome. Presented by Springdale Communicators Toastmasters Club. 4591491. Springdale.


Wyoming Avenue Winter Farmers Market, 2-6 p.m., Wyoming Avenue Farmers Market, Corner of Wyoming and Van Roberts avenues, E-mail your order up until 6 p.m. of the previous Friday. Pick up orders on designated days. Product listing and details at website. Pre-orders only.; Wyoming.


Holiday in Lights, 6-9 p.m., Sharon Woods, $12 per car, $45 for buses and 15-passenger vans, $2 coupon available online. 7690393; Sharonville. Santaland, 6-9 p.m., Sharon Woods, Free. 521-7275; Sharonville.


Holiday in Lights, 6-9 p.m., Sharon Woods, $12 per car, $45 for buses and 15-passenger vans, $2 coupon available online. 7690393; Sharonville. Santaland, 6-9 p.m., Sharon Woods, Free. 521-7275; Sharonville.


Jennifer Ellis Candy Cane Concert, 7-8 p.m., Sharon Woods, Free. 521-7275. Sharonville.


Holiday Dinner and a Show, 6-9 p.m., Iron Horse Inn, 40 Village Square, Upstairs. With Judy Downer. Dinner show featuring holiday music. $24.95-$44.95. Reservations required. 772-3333; Glendale.


Gift Wrapping and Bow Demonstration, 24 p.m., The Container Store, Free. 7450600; Sycamore Township. M O N D A Y, D E C . 6


Contra Dance, 8-10 p.m., The Center for the Arts, 322 Wyoming Ave., Wear soft-soled shoes. No partner needed. Beginner’s workshop 7:30 p.m. $4, $1 ages 20 and under, free for newcomers. Presented by Cincinnati Contra Dancers. 859-291-6197; Wyoming.


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


The ghost of Jacob Marley (Gregory Procaccino) warns his former business partner Ebenezer Scrooge (Bruce Cromer) to change his miserly ways in a past production of the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s Charles Dickens’ yuletide classic “A Christmas Carol.” The play, which is in its 20th year, runs Dec. 1-30 in the Playhouse’s Robert S. Marx Theatre. For tickets call 513-421-3888 or visit

Holiday in Lights, 6-9 p.m., Sharon Woods, $12 per car, $45 for buses and 15-passenger vans, $2 coupon available online. 7690393; Sharonville. Santaland, 6-9 p.m., Sharon Woods, Free. 521-7275; Sharonville.


A May Festival Christmas will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., downtown Cincinnati. The chorus will sing holiday classics and favorite carols. The audience will also be able to join in with the May Festival Chorus. Singing with the chorus is opera star Karen Slack, guest artist. The May Festival Youth Chorus will also perform. Tickets are $18; $8, students. Call 513-381-3300 or visit


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December 1, 2010


Making a list of the 12 fears of Christmas The “Twelve Days of Christmasâ€? sings of outlandish gifts: a partridge in a pear tree, three French hens, and even five golden rings. It sometimes seems the joyousness of past Christmases has mutated into “The Twelve Fears of Christmas.â€? Here they are. “On the first day of December, my ego brought to me ‌â€? 1. The fear of not meeting all expectations. “I’ll never get this shopping done, find the right gift, etc.â€? This is the fear of perfectionists. Remedy? Be human and know we all make mistakes, even in selecting gifts. If we can’t be human we’ll never have a good Christmas nor enjoy any other time of year. 2. The fear of spending too much money. We

can control this fear unless we lack courage and common sense. Gifts needn’t always be something material. We can write a heartfelt note telling another what he or she means to us. 3. The fear of not being happy enough. If we must ask “Am I happy enough?� we already know the answer, “No, I’m not!� Joy and happiness come spontaneously. Their best chance of arrival is when we forget checking our own happiness-dipstick and think of others. 4. The fear of personal disappointment. The one we hope to hear from, we fear we won’t. The reconciliation we hope to experience, we fear will not occur. We can be a better person by reaching out to others who might be waiting to hear from us.

5. The fear of dealing with painful nostalgia. Former happier Christmases, the fond memories with people who have died or left us, the efforts our parents went through to give us a good Christmas, etc. can stir poignant memories. We need not fear the nostalgic memories but rather consider them as part of the rich texture of our lives. 6. The fear of too much time with relatives. Being born or married into a family doesn’t automatically make us compatible or great friends. It’s understandable that contrasting personalities, unresolved sibling rivalries, and misunderstandings can bring contention to holiday gatherings. It calls for us to moderate our words and time together.

7. The fear of receiving a gift from someone we never gifted. There are many opportunities to practice humility, the rare virtue. A grateful note or phone call can express our appreciation and ease our embarrassment. But remember, the true nature of a “gift� is that it does not require a reciprocal payment, just gratitude. 8. The fear of not being sociable enough. There are extroverts and introverts, people who have many outer-circle friends and people who have a few close-circle friends. “To they own self be true,� wrote Shakespeare. 9. The fear of feeling depressed. The darkness and cold, the apparent joy in other people’s faces, the music and meals together – they can create an image of

organization is headed up by the leadership group and board members of several professional organizations. It represents more than 2,000 members ranging from engineers to buyers that continually host professional development events. The Dec. 9 gala, which is

open to the public, will be a formal event featuring horse-drawn carriages, carolers, music, food and drink. There will be door prizes and gifts. To register, go to http://Conta.CC/ChristmasGala or call Phil Gibbons at 672-8752 or Dick Dowd at 404-1925.

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return to God will we be Father Lou l o v e d completeGuntzelman ly. Perspectives 1 2 . The fear that we are missing the point. This is only applicable to us Christians because of our belief in the real meaning of Christmas. Yet, we have commercialized and made frenetic this feast of peace and love. As a result, yes, we can miss the point and feel empty. Some reflective solitude can help with this fear. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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Industry group plans Christmas Gala A Christmas Gala is planned for Dec. 9 at the Newport Aquarium by the Cincinnati Professional Organizations Committee. Known as CPOC, the group is a collection of professional organizations representing major elements of industry in the Tristate. This

communal happiness shared by everybody else but me. Don’t believe everything you imagine. Know you are not alone. In varying degrees we all deal with the same demons. 10. The fear of not making our kids happy. No one can “make� another happy. That comes when our children know we love and value them. Gifts are secondary. 11. The fear of loneliness. Who doesn’t feel this at times? As we grow truly wise we come to a point of recognizing “the insufficiency of all that is attainable� – whether that insufficiency comes from people or things. Be grateful for those who do love you. But the actual human heart is not symmetrical. It looks like a piece is missing. God has that part. Only when we

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Beloved Virginia Bakery is back – in a cookbook Talk about perseverance. Glendale reader Cynthia Beischel is one determined woman. Cynthia is the force behind the long-awaited “Virginia Bakery Remembered” cookbook, which just hit the market this week. The book is collaboration between Cynthia, a loyal customer who started going to the bakery with her mother when Cynthia was a toddler, and Tom Thie, who is the last of the Thie family bakers. Virginia Bakery was a Cincinnati icon from 1927 to 2005. Located in Clifton, people came from miles around on a weekly basis to buy the bakery’s from-scratch breads, tea cookies, pies, coffeecakes and, of course, its famous schnecken. Perhaps it’s the schnecken that’s most associated with this bakery, and for good reason. The schnecken, made with love and pride, was the recipe brought from Germany, and from the first day they sold it until the doors closed in 2005, it was

Missy Griffin, author and preschool teacher in Madeira, shows off her first book “Gigi’s Window” with Angus Ellis, Ian Ellis and Finny Ellis from Montgomery. PROVIDED


Rita Heikenfeld Rita’s kitchen

the schnecken t h a t inspired folks to wait in lines so long they snaked around the entire block of the bak-

ery. Cynthia wanted to preserve the bakery’s history, along with having their recipes to share, and she convinced Tom to partner in writing the book. Tom did all the baking at his home in a regular, not a commercial, oven. He re-worked the recipes for the home cook, so you will have success the first time out. Cynthia did all the coordinating of the recipes, the day-to-day writing of the book, and it was Cynthia who sought out a publisher. As Tom told me “Cynthia and I are really proud of this book, and I’m glad she kept at me to write it. Without Cynthia’s prodding, the

recipes and, as important, the history of the bakery and my family would be lost.” Cynthia said that it was the quality of their products that stood out and which she wanted to preserve. “I’ve never found anything that tasted just like the cinnamon crumb cake or their white bread,” she told me. I so enjoyed reading the book, for the rich family history and stories connected to the recipes. That’s what makes this book special: it’s about pride, history and the genuine desire to please through the gift of food.

Nest cookies

I would have loved to share the schnecken recipe but am unable to, due to its propriety nature. Busken Bakery now makes the schnecken for Virginia Bakery, following Tom’s recipe and technique. The schnecken recipe is in the book. And so is this recipe for nest cookies. I love these lit-

tle tea cookies. Vary the colors, icing and toppings to suit your fancy. 3

⁄4 cup sugar ⁄4 teaspoon salt 3 ⁄4 cup shortening 1 ⁄2 cup butter 1 egg 1 ⁄2 teaspoon vanilla 31⁄4 cups winter flour (All purpose flour will work if you can’t find winter.) Additional ingredients needed: your choice of chopped nuts or decorettes, and icing. 1

Place parchment paper on baking sheets. Follow basic creaming method: Cream sugar, salt, shortening and butter. Add egg and vanilla. Scrape bowl and cream. Add flour and mix just until combined. Do not refrigerate dough before rolling in coatings. Put your choice of coating (chopped nuts, other times multi-colored nonpareils or chocolate Jimmies) in a glass baking dish. Take a handful of dough and roll into a cylinder about 11⁄2-inch in diameter.

Roll the dough in the baking dish to coat the outside of the cylinder. You may need to press slightly. Keep the cylinder round. Place the dough cylinders on a parchment lined baking sheet and refrigerate until firm. Cut the chilled cookie dough in 1⁄2-inch slices and lay on their sides (so the coating is around the outside rims) about 1-inch apart on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Stagger the rows to allow for more cookies. Pan all the cookies and then go back and press your thumb in the center of each cookie to form a “nest” to hold the icing after baking. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place baking sheet on upper rack and bake for approximately eight minutes until just brown around the edges. After the cookies cool, put a dot of colored icing or chocolate in the center. Recipe makes six dozen cookies.

Madeira author publishes children’s book By Amanda Hopkins

It wasn’t the sights and sounds on a trip to New York City that inspired Missy Griffin to write her first children’s book. The Madeira resident said that when she and her husband, Mike, and daugh-

ter, Maggie, visited New York City it was the people that intrigued them the most. The people were the inspiration for her children’s book “Gigi’s Window.” The book follows a young girl who visits her grandma in New York City who enjoys her time in the city because she is with her

relative. “It’s not what you’re doing, but with who you’re sharing the view,” Griffin said. Griffin owns The Growing Room, a one-room preschool in Madeira for children ages 21⁄2 to 5 years old. Griffin said she learned what the children like to read by working with the preschool-

Book signing

Cynthia Beischel and Tom Thie will be signing “Virginia Bakery Remembered”: • Dec. 3 at Keller’s IGA (Clifton) 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. • Dec. 4 at The Bookshelf (Madiera) 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. • Dec. 7 at Joseph-Beth Booksellers (Norwood) 7 p.m. • Dec. 9 at Clifton Cultural Arts Center 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. • Feb. 8 at the Monfort Heights Library 6:30 p.m.

Online recipe

For Rita’s clone of Withrow High School’s chess pie recipe, go to her online column at Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

Book signings

The Bookshelf in Madeira – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 ers for the last 12 years. The illustrations were done by Frederic Pissarro, a French painter and a family friend of Griffin. The book is available on and


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December 1, 2010


Learn of rescue during Holocaust


The Mayerson JCC will air the first public viewing of Shalom Sesame’s “Chanukah: The Missing Menorah” Sunday, Dec. 5.

Celebrate Hanukkah with JCC Families can come together for a free, fun, and meaningful Hanukkah celebration at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, at the Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, next to Ronald Reagan Highway in Amberley Village. This event, entitled “Giving, Giggles, and Gelt,” features Hanukkah songs, crafts, tzedakah (charity) projects, inflatables, and a menorah lighting. This holiday program also features a special children’s movie premiere. As part of a collaboration between the JCC Association and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization that pioneered the educational model for Sesame Street, the Mayerson JCC joins with more than 100 Jewish Community Centers across the continent to present the popular Sesame Street characters in the first public viewing of Shalom Sesame’s “Chanukah: The Missing Menorah.”

Well-known actresses Anneliese van der Pol (of “That’s So Raven”) and Debi Mazar (of “Entourage” and “Batman Forever”) are featured in this episode, which is the first of 12 shows in the new Shalom Sesame series set in Israel. This compilation of shows has been made available exclusively to JCCs around the country. Everyone who attends the JCC’s “Giving, Giggles, and Gelt” event on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 5, is encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys, clothing, or gift certificates for less fortunate children and teens. These gifts will be distributed via Big Brothers/Big Sisters Association, Jewish Family Service, ProKids, and other local organizations. Gifts for the JCC holiday toy drive can be dropped off before Dec. 5 at the Mayerson JCC, the JCC Early Childhood School, Cedar Village

IN THE SERVICE Olverson graduates basic training

Air Force Airman Ronda R. Olverson 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 credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Olverson is the daughter of Ronald and Sandra Olverson, she is a 2009 graduate of Princeton High School.

training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. Kirby is the son of Heather Price, he graduated in 2010 from Princeton High School.

in Mason, Rockwern Academy, or Cincinnati Hebrew Day School. The entire community is encouraged to donate a new toy or gift certificate. This annual charity project is a tradition of the wellestablished JCC One Candle for Tzedakah family program, which helps parents educate children on the importance of giving gifts to those less fortunate than themselves. During the “Giving, Giggles, and Gelt” festivities, Rabbi Shena Jaffee, director of Jewish life and learning at the JCC, will teach children about the meaning and importance of tzedakah (charity). This long-standing annual JCC event often sells out, and reservations are requested by Wednesday, Dec. 1. To register in advance for the free “Giving, Giggles, and Gelt” 761-7500 or visit

T.J.Maxx to relocate in Springdale T.J.Maxx in Springdale has moved to Springdale Plaza, 493 E. Kemper Road. The store will open with a new look and feature expanded accessories and beauty departments. The current T.J.Maxx at 11661 Princeton Pike closed Oct. 17. Regular store hours are 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m.8 p.m. Sundays.

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Join the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, for “Rescuers Then and Now: The Legacy of Rescue During the Holocaust” with keynote speaker Stanlee Stahl, executive vice president of the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous. Stahl will speak to the work of the men and women who risked their lives, as well as the lives of their families, to rescue, save and hide Jews during the Holocaust. Today, Stahl’s organization provides financial assistance to 1,100 gentile rescuers in 23 countries. This program will take place at Rockwern Academy, 8401 Montgomery Road, Kenwood. The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Contact Francie Donohue at 487-3055, or at for reservations. On Nov. 9, 72 years ago, German and Austrian Jews awoke to the horror which lives in infamy as Kristallnacht. That night in Germany and Austria, thousands upon thousands of Jews were subject to terror and violence by the Nazis. A total of 1,000 Jewish synagogues and more than 7,000 Jewish businesses were destroyed, and approximately 30,000 Jewish men were arrested and taken to concentration camps. When Gustav Gerson and his grandson Alfred Gottschalk woke up, they became witnesses to the beginnings of the Holocaust in their hometown Oberwesel, Germany.

In Oberwesel, the Nazis desecrated the synagogue by pouring tar on the altar and Talmud, tore up prayer books, stole candlesticks and anything else of value and tossed the Ark and its sacred scroll into a stream leading to the Rhine. The sight that forever embedded itself in Alfred Gottschalk’s mind was that of his grandfather Gustav Gerson wading into the freezing water of the stream to salvage scraps of the artifacts. As the old man handed the fragments to his grandson, he said: “Hold these

close to your heart. One day you will put them back together again.” Gerson died in Oberwesel prior to the deportation of the last Jews of Oberwesel. However, Gottschalk eventually made it to the United States, becoming a renowned leader in the reform movement. Throughout his career, Gottschalk worked to put the pieces back together. He served as president of the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York. Gottschalk passed away in September 2009.



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RELIGION Ascension Lutheran Church



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

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 & 11amTraditional 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.




Sunday Worship Services are 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. with Adult Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Children’s Church is during the 10:45 a.m. hour. All guests are welcome. The church is at 7388 East Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 4897021.

Church by the Woods

The church offers traditional Sunday worship at 10 a.m. The church is handicapped-accessible. The church conducts English-as-asecond-language classes Satur-



(Disciples of Christ)

(Office) 946 Hempstead Dr. (513) 807-7200 Jody Burgin, Pastor We meet Sundays at 10:30am at 9158 Winton Rd. – Springfield Township Childcare provided

Let’s Do Life Together

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

Evendale Community Church 3270 Glendale-Milford Rd. 513-563-1044




Pastor Bob Waugh

Sunday School 9:00 am Worship Service 10:15 am

3301 Compton Rd. (1 block east of Colerain)


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

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


Faith Lutheran LCMC

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

Sunday School 10:15 HOPE LUTHERAN

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


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

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

“Growing Closer to God, Growing Closer to Neighbor”


Visitors Welcome

1553 Kinney Ave, Mt. Healthy


Pastor Todd A. Cutter

Church By The Woods PC(USA)

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

Sun Worship 10:00am Childcare Provided 3755 Cornell Rd 563-6447 ............................................

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

Rev Lyle Rasch, Pastor

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


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

Celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on November 23. They were married at Kennedy Heights Presbyterian Church in 1940 and had 2 witnesses. They lived in Kennedy Hts. for many years. Mary worked in a divorce court in Cincinnati and Robert worked at Union Central Life. They are both enjoying retirement and are very active at their retirement community. Happy Anniversary from Orpha, Diane, Jeff, Dan, Deby, Danielle.

The church recently kicked off its Honduras Project. The church will interact with their friends in Honduras in joint-faith sharing and development, help build a new bilingual elementary school, establish a new parish in Santa Lucia, travel to Honduras to meet their new Catholic brothers and sisters and help faith formation students connect with the children of Intibuca. Call Deacon Mark Westendorf at 489-8815 ext. 718. The church has Roman Catholic Mass with contemporary music Sundays at 4 p.m. Good Shepherd’s contemporary music Mass is a little livelier, a little more upbeat, but remains grounded in the traditional Roman Catholic liturgy. Worshipers will recognize popular Christian worship songs by artists such as Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman and Tim Hughes, as well as familiar Catholic liturgical hymns played to a livelier beat. At key points in the service, Contemporary Mass Music Director Bruce Deaton and his band strike up energetic praise music that has the congregation singing and clapping their hands. The Mass draws worshipers of all ages. Come early to get acquainted with the new songs which begin at 3:45 p.m. Stay after Mass on the first Sun-


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Good Shepherd Catholic Church

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

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


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Christ Church Glendale Episcopal Church

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

Cookies and Santa, an event for children of all ages, is from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 4. All are welcome for games, crafts, clowns and tons of fun. The event is free. Advent Vespers: A Service of Word and Song is at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5. Music will be by Covenant Choir, Covenant Ringers and the Brass Choir. The event is free. The Drive Through Nativity will be 5:30-9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12. Witness 10 live scenes depicting key moments of the Christmas story including Mary and Joseph on their way to Bethlehem, Herod’s Palace, the shepherds and the Heavenly Host and the manger scene. Music and scripture accompany the scenes, live animals (sheep, donkeys) are used to increase realism, and approximately 800 luminaries light the entire drive. Free, and no donations will be accepted. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati; 791-3142;

Brecon United Methodist Church

Mt. Healthy Christian Church

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

Church of the Saviour United Methodist


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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


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Hartzell United Methodist Church

Sunday Worship Services are 9 and 10:30 a.m. with Adult Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Children’s School is during the 10:45 a.m. hour. All guests and visitors are welcome. Youth Groups, Bible Studies weekly; child care and transportation provided. The church is at 8999 Applewood Drive, Blue Ash; 891-8527.

Kingdom Builders Apostolic Church

The church invites all to worship the Lord with them. Sunday school is at 10 a.m., and morning worship is at 11:30 a.m. Sunday evening Bible class is 4 p.m. and Wednesday night Bible class is 7-9 p.m. Pastor is Kirk Peoples Jr. The church is located at 3152 Lighthouse Drive, Suite C-2, Fairfield; 874-0446;

New Church of Montgomery

The church is temporarily conducting Sunday services at Strawser Funeral Home, 9305 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash. The church conducts worship at 10:30 a.m., Sundays and Study Group the first four Sundays of the month from 9 to 10 a.m. The study group is now studying “Divine Love and Wisdom” by Emanuel Swedenborg. The church is temporarily having services at 9503 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash; 489-9572;;

Northern Hills Synagogue

Sunday, Dec. 5, the Sisterhood is sponsoring a tour of the Cincinnati Art Museum’s special exhibit, “Wedding Perfection – Two Centuries of Wedding Gowns.” The Sisterhood’s reservation is for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, at noon, Northern Hills HAZaK and Congregation Ohav Shalom will co-sponsor a showing of a video of Avi Hoffman’s hit musical, “Too Jewish.” This award-winning revue showcases classics of Jewish-American song and dance numbers, including Borscht Belt, vaudeville, and parodies. The program will take place at the synagogue. Lunch will be served. There is no charge for the program and lunch, but donations appreciated. The synagogue is located at 5714 Fields Ertel Road; 931-6038;


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


day of each month for food, fun, and fellowship. The church is located at 8815 E. Kemper Road, Montgomery; 5034262.

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St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

The church is collecting donations of spices, sauces, dried beans, canned beans and Velveeta to serve a warm, hearty meal to the Findlay Street neighborhood house once per week. Please mark donations with “FSNH.” Volunteers are needed to help in the FSNH after school program 3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. The church is collecting donations for Thanksgiving meals for Findlay Street families from 3-6 p.m. weekdays. OPALS (Older People with Active Lifestyles) will have its annual Christmas Luncheon at noon, on Wednesday, Dec. 8, in the Great Hall. The cost is $15 per person. Call the church for details. An Intercessory Healing Prayer Service is held the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. A Men’s Breakfast group meets on Wednesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. at Rombe’s in Blue Ash. A Bereavement Support Group for widow and widowers meets the second and fourth Saturdays, 1011 a.m. Mother Linda Young is leading Parent Church School from 9:30 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. Sundays. Stay in the undercroft after bringing your children to Sunday School and discuss “In the Midst of Chaos: Caring for Your Children as Spiritual Practice” by Bonnie Miller-McLenore. The Order of St. Luke is studying the 26 miracles of Jesus and how they apply to life today. Meetings are from 7-8:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month in the library. Sunday worship services are 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The church is at 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 984-8401;

Sharonville United Methodist Church

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.

Sycamore Christian Church

Sunday Worship Service is at 10:30 a.m. Bible Study is at 9 a.m. every Sunday. The church is at 6555 Cooper Road, Sycamore Township; 891-7891, www.sycamorechristianchurch.

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The Fall worship service schedule is now in effect. Worship services with Holy Communion are 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Christian education for all ages is 9:45 a.m. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288,

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Spending the holidays at Sharon Woods has become a family tradition, from the winter wonderland inside Santaland to the mile-long journey by car through Holiday in Lights. Holiday in Lights runs through Jan. 1, Sunday through Thursday, from 6 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 6 10 p.m. (including all holidays). Holiday in Lights is a mile of festive light displays that wind through the wooded hills in Sharon Woods. Admission is $12 per car or $45 for buses or vans with more than 15 passengers. A $2 discount coupon can be found at, inside Reach

Magazine, SuperShopper, Valpak and Evergreen (Park District event guide) or at any Hamilton County Park District Visitor Center. Santaland is magical wonderland inside Sharon Centre is free and open through Wednesday, Dec. 23 from 6 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Families will feel the magic as they step into Santaland and are surrounded by holiday cheer and the presence of Santa himself. Kids will get to take a special photo on Santa’s lap and enjoy some of his delicious confections. Children will also get to meet a talking Christmas tree named

Everett Green, give a “bahum-bug” to Mr. Scrooge, visit the Holiday Train Depot and join a sing-along holiday show with jazz musician Jennifer Ellis (Monday through Thursday). Sharon Centre’s Adventure Station indoor playground will be open for kids age’s two to 12 and Nature’s Niche Gifts & Books will also be open daily with a variety of holiday gifts available for purchase. Admission into Santaland is free and open to the public. Sharon Woods is located at 11450 Lebanon Road in Sharonville. Visit or call 521-PARK (7275).

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Khatru Salon, 7691 Beechmont Ave., Anderson Township, will have an open house from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5. A variety of services will be offered at half price on a walk-in basis, with the proceeds going to help the American Cancer Society create more birthdays. The Discovery Shop, the American Cancer Society’s upscale resale shop, will have volunteers at the Open House. As an additional way to fight cancer, patrons are welcome to bring women’s clothing and accessories and decorative items to donate to the Discovery Shop. Tax receipts will be provided. Services provided will be a mini manicure, shellac nails, eye brown wax, eye brow/lash tint, blow out/style, conditioning treatment, flat iron and bang trim. For more information, call 231-5822, or visit

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This holiday season, help Huff Realty bring much needed smiles to the faces of the young patients at the Cincinnati Shriners Hospital. For the 11th year in a row, Huff Realty is conducting a toy drive to benefit the children at the Cincinnati Shriners Hospital. From now to Dec. 31, new toy donations will be accepted at each of the 11 Huff Realty office locations throughout the Greater Cincinnati area. The Shriners Hospital in Cincinnati is a 30-bed pediatric burn hospital providing

comprehensive acute, reconstructive and rehabilitative care to children who are recovering from burns and burn-related injuries. Upon admission, the hospital gives every child several toys that provide entertainment and therapeutic comfort during their treatment. Through the annual toy drive, Huff Realty has become the hospital's largest toy donor delivering more than 3,000 items and $2500 last year. No payment is ever sought or received from the family, the US Government or any third-party payer for services rendered in the hospitals. For more information about Shriners Hospitals for Children visit

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The resident baking divas at St. Thomas in Terrace Park are pulling together a Cookie Baking Brigade to dontate dozens of homemade Christmas cookies and candies for sale by the pound. All proceeds will benefit local families in need through Inter Parish Ministries and the St. Thomas Discretionary Fund. The sale is from 4 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 9 and Dec. 10, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church parish hall. The treats will be boxed, weighed and lovingly wrapped in a festive bow, ready for gifting or enjoying with family and friends. The event is also offering children’s activities, a model train display, hot cocoa and cider and live Christmas music. For more infotmation, call 831-2052, or e-mail office@

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Cincinnati Park Board – is partnering with Disney to provide service projects to the community. Volunteering in a park for a day will earn volunteers a one-day pass to either Disney World or Disneyland. Visit to register for the “Give a Day Get a Disney Day” program by searching on the website for Cincinnati Parks. Sign up for an opportunity and serve six hours in a neighborhood park, nature center of green space. Then, give a day of service to Cincinnati Parks by volunteering for one of the approved opportunities. As many as eight passes will be given per family, an $80 value per person. Ticket must be used by Dec. 15. Cincinnati Zoo & 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. For a complete list visit or call 6832340. 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 324-2873 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-andolder 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. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum – has a new horticulture volunteer program. Volunteer opportunities include working side by side Spring Grove’s nationallyrenowned horticulture team at this National Historic Landmark. Groups of volunteers will be developed to help in the following areas: Keeping the front entrance area looking spectacular, controlling invasive species, taking care of the tree and shrub collection. They are also looking for a volunteer, or volunteers, to help with the hybrid tea roses. New volunteers join the volunteer docents who are ambassadors for the cemetery and arboretum. Information sessions, conducted the last Saturday and first Wednesday of each

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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 and/or manag er’s lien of the goods hereinafter described and stored at the Uncle Bob’s Self Storage location(s) listed below. And, due notice having been given, to the owner of said property and all parties known to claim an interest herein, and the time specified in such a 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, Decem ber 20, 2010 at 11:00AM. 11378 Springfield Pike, Springfield, OH 45246, 513-7715311. Marsennia Walls 2883 Harrison Ave #A1 Cinti, OH 45211, Household goods; Tony Brown 607 Dewdrop Circle #F, Cinti, OH 45240, Household goods, furniture, boxes; Sherry Graves 1628 Willow Place Sidney, OH 45365, Household goods, furniture, boxes, appliances, TV’s or stereo equip, other; Terri Jenkins 10184 Beech Ln., Cinti, OH 45215, Furniture, boxes, office furniture, account records, sales samples; David Camer on PO Box 18272, Cinti, OH 452180272, Household goods, boxes, TV’s or stereo equip, clothes, paperwork. 1001605993

work one-on-one with children who are struggling to read. Call 621-7323 or e-mail Jayne Martin Dressing, Clermont 20/20 – and its college access program, Clermont Educational Opportunities, offer a mentoring program that matches adults to work with a group of high school students from local high schools. Volunteers are needed to become mentors to help students stay in school and prepare to graduate with a plan for their next step. Call Terri Rechtin at 753-9222 or 673-3334 (cell) or e-mail for more information. Granny’s Garden School – Volunteers needed from 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays to work on behind-thescenes projects. Volunteers also needed to help with developing Web pages. Call 489-7099; Granny’s Hands-on Gardening Club is looking for new gardeners, to work with garden manager Suellyn Shupe. Experienced gardeners, come to share your expertise and enjoy the company of other gardeners while supporting the Granny’s Garden School program times: 1:30-4 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The school is located at the Loveland Primary and Elementary, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. E-mail or visit Great Oaks is recruiting volunteer tutors for its Adult Basic and Literacy Education Classes and English to Speakers of Other Languages classes. There are numerous sites and times available for volunteering. The next training session is Wednesday, Sept. 1 in the afternoon or evening. Call 612-5830. Raymond Walters College – Needs volunteers to serve as tutors to skills enhancement students. The class meets from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays and from 5-8 p.m. Thursdays. Call 745-5691. Winton Woods City Schools – Wants to match community members who are interested in volunteering in the schools with the students. Volunteer opportunities at Winton Woods Primary North and South, middle school and high school. Volunteers who would have oneon-one contact with students outside of a classroom are required to have a background check. Contact Gina Burnett at burnett.gina@ or 619-2301. The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s College Readiness Program that inspires and encourages teens of color toward paths of success is looking for caring professionals who want to make a difference, and for young people who can benefit from positive adult role models. Part of a national YMCA initiative, the local program incorporates mentoring, career exploration and college readiness; and helps students develop a positive sense of self, build character, explore diverse college and career options. Volunteers, many of whom are sponsored by area companies, share their own personal insight and encouragement. Contact Program Director Darlene Murphy at the Melrose YMCA, 961-3510 or visit YMCA – The Ralph J. Stolle Countryside YMCA is looking for volunteer trail guides for school groups. Call 932-1424 or e-mail


Business Volunteers for the Arts – BVA is accepting applications from business professionals with at least three years experience, interested in volunteering their skills within the arts community. Projects average six to eight months in length and can range from marketing or accounting to Web design or planning special events. A one-day training program is provided to all accepted applicants. Call 871-2787. Center for Independent Living Options – Seeking volunteers to staff Art Beyond Boundaries, gallery for artists with disabilities. Volunteers needed noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 2412600. Cincinnati Museum Center – Needs volunteers to work in all three museums, the Cincinnati History Museum, the Museum of Natural History and Science and the Cinergy Children’s Museum, and special exhibits. Call 287-7025.

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. Bethesda North Hospital – has openings for adult volunteers in several areas of the hospital. Call 8651164 for information and to receive a volunteer application.

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About police reports


Bernard McAllister, 34, 3156 Cooper Road, disorderly conduct at 3156 Cooper Road, Nov. 5. Fransix Dabney, 41, 7704 Werner Ave., robbery at 8451 Colerain Ave., Nov. 4. Cory Lang, 22, 1990 Western Northern Blvd., possession at 2801 Cunningham, Nov. 2.

Incidents/investigations Criminal mischief

Windows damaged at 10890 Reading Road, Nov. 8.

Passing bad checks

Reported at 10340 Evendale, Aug. 21.


TV valued at $398 at 2801 Cunningham, Nov. 2.



Glendale police reported no arrests or citations.


Glendale police reported no incidents or investigations.



Edward Wiesman, 23, 10923 Aztec, theft at 10857 Sharondale, Nov. 11.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

Cigarettes valued at $22 removed at 7250 Fields Ertel, Nov. 7.

Breaking and entering, theft

Laptop and camera and currency valued at $834 removed at 10119 Terry Lane, Nov. 10.


Purse, necklace, savings bonds and wallet valued at $350 removed at 3952 Elljay Drive, Nov. 10. Residence entered at 6548 Fields Ertel Road, Nov. 12. Attempt made at 6615 Wilma Drive, Nov. 10.

Criminal damaging

Reported at 4050 Executive Park Drive, Nov. 10. Door handle damaged at 3829 Elljay Drive, Nov. 13.

Menacing by stalking

Reported at 12101 Midpines, Nov. 11.

Misuse of credit card

Reported at 11079 Mulligan St., Nov. 10.


Bobcat attachment valued at $400 removed at 3295 E. Sharon Road, Nov. 8. $5,522 removed at 4071 Sharon Park, Nov. 8. Laptop valued at $1,500 removed at 3255 Hauck Road, Nov. 11. Catalytic converters valued at $5,000 removed from vehicles at 11880 Peaduva Road, Nov. 12. Cell phone and voice recorder valued at $60 removed at 10529 Thornview Drive, Nov. 14. Vehicle plates removed at 2400 E. Sharon Road, Nov. 15. Medication valued at $200 removed at 10730 Willfleet, Nov. 13. $5 removed at 3900 Hauck Road, Nov. 13. Attempt made at 11473 Chester Road, Nov. 13.

Theft, criminal damaging

GPS unit and charger valued at $150 removed at 9977 Indian Spring Drive, Nov. 11. MP3 player, camera case valued at $500 removed at 10745 LeMarie Drive, Nov. 14.

Theft, misuse of credit cards

Reported at 1630 Mosteller Road, Oct. 29.



Terry Schmidt, 46, 15 Glazier Road, theft at 11778 Springfield Pike, Nov. 15. Aaron Schmidt, 44, 15 Glazier Road, theft at 11778 Springfield Pike, Nov. 15. Brittain Saur, 20, 1992 Ivy Chase

The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. This information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: Evendale, Chief Niel Korte, 563-2249; Glendale, Chief Dave Warman, 771-7645 or 7717882; Sharonville, Chief Mike Schappa, 563-1147; Springdale, Chief Mike Laage, 346-5790; Wyoming, Chief Gary J. Baldauf, 821-0141. Drive, theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, Nov. 14. Samuel Fordjour, 43, 595 Dewdrop Circle, theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, Nov. 14. Octavio Carrillo-Cruz, 17, 1225 Chesterwood Court, driving under the influence at 1250 Chesterdale Drive, Nov. 14. Juvenile female, 17, theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, Nov. 14. Shinay Copeland, 18, 1630 Linden Drive, theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, Nov. 13. Whitney Lang, 19, 11832 Vancleve Ave., criminal trespassing at 195 Harter, Nov. 13. James Slaughter, 22, 662 Allen Ave., aggravated menacing, domestic violence at 12105 Lawnview Ave., Nov. 11. Ivan Keeling, 54, 721 Adams St., theft, Nov. 11. Brett Pittman, 25, 200 E. Krick Drive, forgery at 865 Kemper Road, Nov. 10. Ashley Anderson, 25, 11053 State Road 350, forgery at 865 Kemper Road E., Nov. 10.

Incidents/investigations Domestic

Female reported at Commons Drive, Nov. 12.

Domestic violence

Male reported at Cameron Road, Nov. 11.


Counterfeit bills passed at 975 Kemper Road, Nov. 10.


Vehicle entered and GPS and Ipod valued at $500 removed at 320 Glensprings Drive, Nov. 12. $3 in change removed from vehicle at 12027 Benadir, Nov. 12. Merchandise of unknown value removed at 11700 Princeton Pike, Nov. 11. $160 removed through deceptive means at 329 Northland Blvd., Nov. 11. Ipod of unknown value removed at 11345 Century Circle, Nov. 11. Van entered and tools valued at $212 removed at 11320 Springfield Pike, Nov. 9.



Wyoming police reported no arrests or citations.

Incidents/investigations Vehicle trespass

Unlocked vehicle entered and glove compartment and console opened with papers thrown on front seat, nothing taken, sometime after dark, Maple Ave., Nov 18. Unlocked vehicle entered in rear open garage and glove compartment opened, ash tray pulled out, with papers thrown on front seat, nothing missing, Euclid Ave., Nov 18. Unlocked vehicle in driveway had middle compartment opened and papers thrown about front seat, nothing taken, Maple Ave., Nov 18.


1140 Congress Ave.: Burmester Restaurant Group LLC to Fifth Third Bank; $250,000.


11867 Tennyson Drive: Schreibeis Laura to Bailey Jan; $300,000. 1680 Valdosta Drive: Espejo Juan M. to Hicks Henrietta S,; $99,900.


11493 Whallon Court: Fenstermacher Jimmy & Dolores to Deutsche Bank National; $64,000. 501 Lafayette Ave.: Federal National

Mortgage Association to Mason Anna M.; $69,500. 650 Kemper Road: Rowley Marjorie A. to Cook Lucille; $95,000.


15 Wentworth Ave.: Brittain Henri A. to Grom Alexei; $455,500. 21 Mills Ave.: Grom Alexei A. & Rachel Mansencal to Mccauley John W.; $246,000. 515 Springfield Pike: Ely Garth David & Angela Z. to Zackerman Jeffrey L. & Rebecca J.; $448,000. 733 Barney Ave.: Deger Amy A. & David A. to Bernheisel Christopher R. & Lisa Jaeger Bernheisel; $457,000.

About real estate transfers

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


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