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Green Twp. voters face renewal levy on November ballot By Kurt Backscheider

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GREEN TWP. — Voters will de-

cide whether they want to renew a tax levy supporting the police and fire departments. Township officials are seeking the renewal of a 1.9-mill safety services levy on the Nov. 5 ballot. The five-year levy was first approved by township voters in 2008. Green Township Trustee Chairman Rocky Boiman said

it’s important residents know the levy is a renewal of an existing levy and it will not raise taxes. It costs the owner of a home Boiman worth $100,000 about $56 per year in property taxes. It generates roughly $2 million annually for the police and fire departments, with each department receiving about $1 million.

Due to state cuts like the elimination of the estate tax and reductions to the local government fund, Boiman said the township is estimated to West lose $2.5 million to $3 million in revenue next year. “All the cuts to local governments are really beginning to take shape this year and next,” he said.

“This is a very crucial levy for our police and fire departments so they have the resources and equipment they need to continue providing excelWitsken lent services to our residents.” Green Township Fire & EMS Chief Doug Witsken said the township asked for the levy five years ago because the police and fire departments saw a 55

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percent increase in emergency runs and calls for service in the 10-year period from 1997 to 2007, but staffing levels did not keep up with the increase. The levy allowed the fire department to add two firefightSee RENEWAL, Page A2

Elder, Moeller partner to help area food pantry By Kurt Backscheider

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PRICE HILL — Two Greater Catholic League rivals are teaming up to help feed the community. The Elder Mom’s Club will host its annual collection drive for the Holy Family/St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry during the football game between Elder and Moeller high schools Friday, Dugan Oct.11, at the Pit. Jen Dugan, president of the Elder Mom’s Club, said this is the seventh year the club has partnered with a rival GCL school to collect food and raise money for the pantry. This year they are working with the Moeller Moms’ Club. “We usually alternate between Moeller and St. Xavier, depending on Elder’s home football schedule,” she said. “We typically have a good response, however, the key is to get the other school actively involved.” Dugan said Lynda Mackey, president of the Moeller Moms’ Club, embraced the idea and is working closely with other Moeller moms to spread the message. “We both agree it’s OK to be GCL rivals on the field, but when it comes time to supporting the community we’re GCL

Cheviot City Councilman Jeffrey Baker, owner of Higher Ground Coffee House, is helping organize a city music and arts festival. Baker and members of the Cheviot Cultural Development Committee are planning the Oct. 19 festival.KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Cheviot hosting its first music and arts festival By Kurt Backscheider kbackscheider@communitypress.com

CHEVIOT — Jeff Baker said the city has great potential to be a cultural destination. To promote Cheviot and its possibility of being home to more art galleries, quaint

shops and new cafes and restaurants, Baker, who serves as an at-large city councilman, is helping organize the inaugural Cheviot Music & Arts Festival. Planned by the Cheviot Cultural Development Committee in collaboration with the Cheviot Firemen’s Association, the

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strong,” Dugan said. “Together we can truly make a difference.” Moms will be at the gates prior to the 7:30 p.m. game collecting donations of non-perishable items. Those who would like to help can bring such food items as canned fruit and vegetables, cereal, peanut butter, pasta and canned meat or tuna. Personal care items like toothpaste, shampoo, soap and toilet paper, and baby diapers and wipes are also needed. Monetary donations will be accepted as well. Moeller’s Mackey said that even though the two schools are rivals, working together to help the community is not only positive for the young men that attend each school, but also reinforces the lessons they learn at school. “In Catholic schools, social justice is an important subject taught to the boys,” she said. “Anything we can do to assist in someone’s cause shows the boys a positive example.” The Holy Family/St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry assisted nearly 2,000 families in June, July and August. The pantry served close to 6,000 clients, of whom more than 2,700 are children. Dugan said the numbers are staggering when you look at the statistics of how many families the pantry served, especially the number of children. “This is real life, and it’s in

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ers around the clock at the Dent fire station, which gives the department the ability to operate a full ambulance crew and a full fire truck crew, Witsken said. Prior to having two crews, he sad if an ambulance or fire engine was out on a run, and another emergency call came in, there were not enough staff to respond. Green Township Police Chief Bart West said the department uses the levy funds to pay for salaries, benefits and the costs of operating the department. After the levy passed in 2008, the police

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department hired four officers and added a patrol beat. “Due to the cutbacks at the state level, we are in dire need of passing this renewal levy,” West said. “We can’t afford to lose this levy. It would result in serious cutbacks.” Witsken said if the re-

newal were to fail and the township loses an additional $2 million in revenue, on top of all the state cuts, it would have a devastating affect on police and fire services. “It’s important to renew this levy so we can continue to operate the way we currently are with our belts tight.”

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on Harrison Avenue. “We’re trying to become more culturally relevant, and this is the first of many events we want to plan.” Not only does the festival serve as a way to attract people to the city and open their eyes to the sturdy housing stock and potential for a thriving business district, he said it will also raise money to support the Cheviot Fire Department. All proceeds from the event will benefit the fire

department. Baker said area musicians will provide entertainment throughout the day, and festival attendees will able to browse a variety of artist and crafts booths. Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. He said the food and drink vendors include Rhinegeist Brewery, Henke Winery, NYPD Pizza and Game Time Sports Bar & Grill. The festival will feature art presentations from a graffiti artist, airbrushing artists and a pottery spinner as well, he said. Members of the Chevi-

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our back yard,” she said. “We can be a part of something special.” Mackey said that because Moeller students have their own food drives within school, where they’re the one collecting food and donations, it’s good for them to see that their parents are helping out as well. “The most positive part for Moeller is that it shows the boys that their parents also support them in other ways off the field, too,” she said.

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Elder students mark 40 years of walking for others By Kurt Backscheider kbackscheider@communitypress.com

PRICE HILL — West Side residents might see waves of purple clad teenagers walking through the community. Elder High School students, along with members of the faculty and staff, will take part in the school’s 40th annual “Walk for Others” Monday, Oct. 14. Every year since 1974 Elder students and faculty have taken to the streets of the West Side to raise money for the school’s tuition assistance program and area charities. “This is a great way for our students to learn the value of helping others, whether it be the guy sitting next to them in class

Elder High School students check in at one of the stops along the route during the school’s first “Walk for Others” in 1974. The walk marks its 40th anniversary this year. THANKS TO BRIAN BILL

or a neighbor in the community,” Elder Principal Tom Otten said. Students will make a 12-mile trek through sev-

eral West Side neighborhoods, including Price Hill, Westwood, Cheviot and Green Township. Elder Alumni Director Brian Bill said roughly 60 percent of Elder students receive some form of financial assistance, making the “Walk for Others” an important fundraiser for the tuition assistance program and enabling young men to attend Elder who otherwise could not afford to do so. Students begin collecting pledges from family members, neighbors, alumni and friends of the school in late September and finish up in mid-October, he said. The students understand the proceeds benefit others, and he said the walk typically enjoys 100 percent participation

from students and faculty. “We’re teaching them what it’s like to be a good member of the community and to take care of our neighbors,” he said. “That’s what this is all about.” Bill said 25 percent of the money raised is donated to area charitable or-

ganizations. Past recipients have included Bethany House, Santa Maria Community Services, Project El-Moe, Price Hill Will, Tender Mercies, Imago, Council on Child Abuse, Healthy Moms and Babes, Holy Family Food Pantry, Our Daily Bread, Miracle League Adapted Baseball, The

Women’s Connection and St. Michael’s Food Pantry, he said. “We support several charities throughout the year, and proceeds from the walk directly help fund those efforts,” he said. Elder’s goal is to raise $73,000 with this year’s walk, Bill said.

Elder High School cross country runners ran the 12-mile route through the streets of the West Side during last year’s “Walk for Others.” Pictured are Elder graduate Gunnar Smyth, teacher and assistant coach Greg Alig, graduates Andrew Ellerhorst and Adam Lipps and senior Brandon West. FILE PHOTO CE-0000564543

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Fundraiser supports scholarship fund at Elder By Kurt Backscheider kbackscheider@communitypress.com

PRICE HILL — A group of Elder High School alumni invite West Siders to a party benefiting a scholarship fund at their alma mater. Members of the Hank Mueller Elder Veterans Scholarship Fund committee are hosting a fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at Jim & Jack’s, 3456 River Road. The “Pre-Game Bash and Fundraiser Party” will feature activities before and during the Cincinnati Bengals game. The Bengals play the

Buffalo Bills at 1 p.m. “Hank has been a driving force among our classmates,” said Price Hill resident Tom Scanlon, a1966 Elder graduate who serves on the scholarship committee. “He’s such a positive spirit.” Henry J. Mueller III, known as Hank, enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps after graduating from Elder in 1966, and within a year was shipped to Vietnam. Thirty-three days after arriving there, his unit was ambushed while trying to rescue other Marines and a mortar round severely wounded him. He was blinded and

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suffered brain trauma from the shrapnel. Scanlon said during the 15 months he spent recovering at Bethesda Naval Hospital outside Washington, D.C., Elder staff and students sent him prayers and a care package every month. The support from the Elder community was transformational for Mueller, and it gave him the will and purpose to live, Scanlon said. Mueller, who now lives in Florida and works as a lay minister, went on to graduate from college, marry, raise a family and serve as an agent for good in his community.

Inspired by Mueller’s resolve, Scanlon said members of the class of 1966 established the Hank Mueller scholarship about five years ago to honor him and all the other men from Elder who served their country. The scholarship provides tuition assistance to Elder students who are descendants of military veterans. “We just want to help Hank give back to Elder High School,” Scanlon said. “Hopefully we’re doing some good work.” Mueller said he lived across the street from Elder Stadium after he came home from the war, and he would often walk over the the empty Pit, sit on the concrete grandstands and look toward

the school. Even though he couldn’t see the building, he said he could remember the way it looked in his mind and he thought of all the men who graduated before him. “Whether they became police officers, firefighters, doctors, lawyers or medics, you know they all carried that Elder spirit with them whenever they went out into the world,” he said. “It’s a real blessing to be a graduate of Elder High School.” Mueller said he’s grateful to his friends for thinking of him and naming a scholarship after him, and he’s proud the fund gives other young men the opportunity to obtain the same founda-

tion he did as a teenager. “It’s a beautiful feeling,” he said. Scanlon said the fundraising party will have games and prizes, food and a cash bar. There will be several raffle drawings, including a $1,000 cash prize raffle, a barbecue grill raffle and a twohour helicopter ride raffle, he said. The committee’s goal is to raise $10,000 for the scholarship fund, he said. “Hank is an amazing role model,” Scanlon said. “It’s a real privilege to provide a vehicle for him to give back to Elder, and we’re honored to do it.” For more information about the scholarship and the fundraiser, visit www.hank33.org.

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Elder High School, in collaboration with its class of 1966, hosted a dedication and devotional Mass earlier this year honoring the 11 men from Elder who died during the Vietnam War. Although wounded in combat, 1966 Elder graduate Hank Mueller was able to come home from the war. He and his classmates established the Hank Mueller Elder Veterans Scholarship Fund to give back to their alma mater. A fundraiser for the scholarship is set for Sunday, Oct. 13.FILE PHOTO

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BRIEFLY First Seton musical coming up

The Seton High School Music Department’s first show, the Seton Showcase, is at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, in the Performance Hall. The Concert Choir, Freshman Chorus and members of Elder’s Glee Club will all be performing. Medleys from “The Lion King,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Hairspray” and Andrew Lloyd Webber will all be a part of this show Featured dancers and skits from “The Carol Burnett Show” will complete the evening. Tickets are $7 and can be bought and the door or preordered by emailing Mary Sunderhaus at sunderhausm @setoncincinnati.org.

Meet candidates running for Oak Hills school board

The Oak Hills PTA Advisory Council is hosting a “Meet the Candidates” forum at Rapid Run Middle School. Candidates for the Oak Hills Board of Education will be on hand at the event, which begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9. District residents can hear the candidates share their views and ideas on education issues, and answer audience questions concerning the Oak Hills district. There will be time following the program to meet the candidates. The candidates seeking votes this fall are Rick Ahlers, Scott Bischoff, George Brunemann, Nicole Hensley, Julie Mur-

phy, Jeannie Schoonover, Gerry Trennepohl and Tim Wilking.

Westwood Historical Society looks at oral histories

Recorded information about local history is often piecemeal and focuses on major events. Unfortunately, personal perceptions of those events, along with details of ordinary life and gradual changes in the landscape are seldom preserved. Diaries and oral histories are ways to capture these valuable pieces of history before they are lost forever. Jim Bodle, a professor of psychology and director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence at the College of Mount St. Joseph, will discuss an oral history project he is working on to capture memories of the Westwood community. As he shares some of the stories he gathered during interviews with several Westwood residents, he will talk about the oral history process and the lessons he has learned along the way. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Westwood First Presbyterian Church, 3011 Harrison Ave.. All who are interested are welcome to attend.

Tattoo shop fundraiser for breast cancer

Live Loud Studios Tattoo and Body Piercing is hosting its second annual

“Breast Cancer Awareness Day.” The Green Township tattoo shop will donate proceeds from every $30 pink ribbon tattoo created Sunday, Oct. 27, to the Pink Ribbon Girls, an area nonprofit providing a network of support for women with breast cancer. Anyone who wants to support the organization and get a pink ribbon tattoo can stop in the shop, 6520 Glenway Ave. Suite D, from noon to 10 p.m. For more information, call 574-8287 or visit www.liveloudtattoo.com.

Drama department presents ‘Nunsense’

The Drama Workshop, the award-winning community theater based at Cheviot’s Glenmore Playhouse, is presenting the musical “Nunsense.” “Nunsense” begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for the eighth grade production of “Grease.” Featuring star turns, tap and ballet dancing, an audience quiz and comic surprises, the show has become an international phenomenon with more than 5,000 productions worldwide. Show dates are Fri-

days, Oct. 11 and 18, and Saturdays, Oct. 12 and 19. All shows begin at 8 p.m. There are also matinee performances at 2 p.m. Sundays Oct. 13 and 20. The Glenmore Playhouse is at 3716 Glenmore Ave. Tickets are $15. Call 598-830 or visit thedramaworkshop.org to order tickets.

Food drive for Anderson Ferry pantry

A food drive for the Anderson Ferry Food Pantry will take place Saturday, Oct. 19. Anyone who would like to donate non-perishable

food items or cash donations can drop them off between10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Hatting’s Supermarket, 6148 Bridgetown Road, Green Township. The Anderson Ferry Food Pantry assists 600 families each month. The pantry serves families in the following West Side ZIP codes: 45001, 45002, 45052, 45204, 45211, 45233, 45238, 45247 and 45248.

Info meetings for Three Rivers levy

The Three Rivers Local School District is hosting two informational meetings regarding the operating levy the dis-

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St. Bernard parents give school a makeover

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As part of College Hill Day at Great American Ballpark, McAuley High School’s vocal ensemble sang the National Anthem to the sell-out crowd before a Reds vs. Cubs game. Pictured from front left are Hannah Veerkamp, Brittany Fishburn, Margaret Mahoney, Madison Sillies, Danielle Mouch, Stephanie Glassmeyer, Candisse Fejer, Meghan Sontag, Megan Zelasko, Lauren Odioso and Mary White, director; second row, Emily Popp, Emmy Schwartz, Madison Woodard, Erin Belanger, Bridget Roden, Julia Beitz, Laura Hils, Emily Knollman and Claire Tankersley. PROVIDED.

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This summer, parent volunteers have brushed and rolled more than 20 gallons of paint in the hallways and stairwells of St. Bernard School. In addition, more than 1,000 square feet of tile were replaced in the halls. St. Bernard’s Parents’ Group funded the makeover to update the school’s appearance and heighten students’ and families’ pride in their school. “Now the look of our school is on par with all of the fantastic things we have to offer,” said

Laurie Schneider, parent and former Parents’ Group president. “It has been a wonderful experience to work together and achieve tangible results that our students will definitely notice when they come back to school. I can’t wait to see their faces,” Principal Mark Clevidence said. St. Bernard School is at the corner of Springdale and Harrison and serves more than 190 students in kindergarten through eighth-grade.

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New faces in Oak Hills in administration The nearly 8,000 Oak Hills’ district students who are seeing new faces among the building administrative teams.

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At district office, Jeff Brandt takes over as the human resources director. Brandt was the principal of Oak Hills High School for the past eight years. He started with the district in 2000 and during his time was assistant principal Brandt at Rapid Run Middle school and Delhi Middle School. In his new role, Brandt assists in the hiring and development of teachers and staff. “I plan to put the very best teachers in the classroom to help students maximize their full potential,” Brandt said. “I want to thank the staff, parents and the thousands of students who I’ve had the privilege to work with. I sincerely appreciate the opportunity to serve as principal and want to thank the Oak Hills community for all the support. Thanks for the many memories and best wishes to all my former students.”

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John Stoddard is the new high school principal. Stoddard was the curriculum, instruction and assessment administrator at the high school where he worked with several outside organizations to bring exciting opportunities to the stuStoddard dents and families at Oak Hills High School. “Much of that work will be expanded upon as I take the reigns as the high school princi-

pal,” Stoddard said. In his 14th year with the district, Stoddard has worked at every level. He was previously a teacher at Rapid Run Middle School, assistant principal at J.F. Dulles Elementary School and Delhi Middle School. He was also the principal at J.F. Dulles Elementary and Rapid Run Middle School. “It has been great to serve the students of Oak Hills in all of these capacities and to really get to watch the students grow up from kindergarten through graduation,” Stoddard said. Kristi Bashara also joins the high school administrative team as an assistant principal. “I plan to accomplish this by partnering with the parents of Oak Hills High School to ensure their child’s needs are being met,” Bashara said. “I also plan to provide leadBashara ership and support to the teachers and staff of Oak Hills to ensure that our students receive instruction that targets the individual needs of their students in order to promote their growth and learning.” Bashara recently served as the assistant principal at C.O. Harrison Elementary. “While I will miss all the Colonels, I look forward to working with the students, parents, and staff at Oak Hills High School,” she said. “It excites me to see the opportunities that our high school students have before them today while they pursue their high school diploma and after they graduate from Oak Hills.” Prior to her time at Harrison she worked in the district for 11 years in several buildings and roles. She taught at J.F. Dulles Elementary and Oakdale Elementary, served as the coordinator of special programs for the high school, and was an as-

sistant principal for three of the district elementaries, Delshire, Oakdale and Springmyer, splitting her week between the three buildings. An alumna of Oak Hills High School, she comes from a strong family of Highlanders as both of her parents are also alums. Previously an intervention specialist for the last seven years at Oak Hills High School, Tara Willig joins the adWillig ministrative team as special services coordinator. She has also served as the special services department chair at the high school. In his second year with the district, 18th year in education, Doug Geygan moves to the high school as an assistant principal. Last year he served as the assistant principal at Bridgetown Middle School. He hopes to accomplish the mission and vision of the high school in his expanded role and “enjoyed and learned a lot from the principal and staff at BMS.” Sonny Tudor, former HR director, was named the interim athletic director. Scott Toon, former principal at J.F. Dulles Elementary, replaces Stoddard as the curriculum, instruction and assessment administrator at the high school.

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Bridgetown Middle School welcomes former middle school math teacher of seven years Matt Page as assistant principal. “My hopes are that we can all work together to increase student learning and prepare them to be college and career ready,” he said. Page also coached football and girls basketball at the middle school level. He has been in the district for nine years. “I am very much looking for-

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ward to moving into administration and feel very blessed to be in Oak Hills,” Page said. “I look forward to having a great 2013-14 school year.”

Elementary school

Beth Riesenberger is the new principal at J.F. Dulles Elementary. “It is my purpose to continue the work of excellence that has been established and provide positive, energetic leadership for the students and staff as we launch into a new era of accountability and academic rigor,” she said. Riesenberger has been with the district since 1992 when she started as a firstgrade teacher at C.O. Harrison. She has also comRiesenberger pleted Title I consulting work for the district, served as the assistant principal at Oakdale, and most recently was the assistant principal at J.F. Dulles Elementary. “I will lead the students by giving them a foundation of a safe and inviting school, helping to provide the best atmosphere for learning and growing,” she said. “This will be delivered by leading the entire staff and student body in a common mission of ‘doing your best and being your best.’ We will work as a team to provide the most optimal learning environment possible for our students. “I consider it a true privilege to be leading such an outstanding school community and will work fervently to help our students and staff grow,” Riesenberger said. Joining Riesenberger at J.F. Dulles is new assistant principal Mark Winters. He will also have district responsibilities

for English language arts, preschool special education programs, eLearning and world languages. His goal is to help the Winters district meet the challenges of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee and support high quality educational programs, technology experiences, and world language activities at the elementary level. Winters was most the special programs principal at Oak Hills High School. He spent the first 13 years of his career at the elementary level. Winters has been employed by the district since 2004 in a variety of roles including assistant principal at C.O. Harrison Elementary and Bridgetown Middle School and administrator of the former Highlander Academy when it was located at J.F. Dulles Elementary. His last few years at the middle school and high school have given him a unique perspective on the organization. “It will better prepare me to understand the scope and sequence of our services to students and will help form the decisions that I make as an elementary administrator,” he said. Emily Winkle joins the administrative team as assistant principal at C.O. Harrison Elementary. She recently worked at Delshire ElemenWinkle tary School with grades one through five. This will be her sixth year working in the district. “The staff, students, parents, and leadership there are all phenomenal and I will miss them all very much,” she said. “Delshire will always be a very special place to me.”


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CINCINNATI — What a day it was for the St. Xavier High School golf team. The Bombers set a new Division I southwest sectional tournament record after shooting a team total of 285 at Miami Whitewater Golf Course Oct. 2, breaking their previous record of 291. “When you’re playing golf as a team game everybody has to stay in it until the end because you never know whose score is going to count,” St. X coach Alex Kepley said. “… It’s beyond words to have a 67 and two 71s.” The 4-under par 67 came from sophomore Kirran Magowan, who earned medalist honors by four strokes over teammates Matt Schiller and Brendan Keating. “He is the most capable player of being able to do that on a consistent basis,” Kepley said of Magowan. “He’s had a tremendous number of good rounds, but this one is special.” Right behind the Bombers were the Oak Hills Highlanders with a team total of 305, just two strokes off their course record of 303. “… To see the growth of these kids is phenomenal,” Highlander coach Aron Strine said. “The consistency has been great and it’s been a fantastic year so far and hopefully it continues.” Senior Sam Meek finished fourth overall with a 1-over par 72. After shooting 38 on the front nine, Meek was able to turn it up on the back nine and closed with a 1-under 34. “Once he really got the feel and had a few putts roll in for him it gave him a lot of confidence,” Strine said. After Fairfield finished with a total of 317, the final qualifying position came down to two familiar foes in Elder and La Salle. The Panthers were in the clubhouse with a 322, and after a 163 team total on the front nine, the Lancers came through on the backside. Four of the five La Salle golfers turned in better back-nine scores than they did on the front to give the Lancers

Elder’s Drew Schramm hits his second shot on the fifth hole at Miami Whitewater Golf Course during the Division I sectional tournament Oct. 2. Schramm shot a 7-over par 78 to qualify for the district tournament as an individual.TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS

Oak Hills’ Kelsey Wessels lines up a putt during the Division I sectional tournament Sept. 30 at Hamilton Elks Golf Course. Wessels led the Lady Highlanders with an 86 to help her team to a fourth-place finish, edging Mount Notre Dame by one stroke, to qualify for the district tournament.TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

a 154 on the back for a team total of 317 and a tie for third place to bump the Panthers to fifth place and out of districts as a team. “We didn’t have a great day,” Lancer coach Jon Feldkamp said. “(On the) front nine we played terrible, came out tight, stiff, but once we loosened up we got in a bit of a rhythm. We settled down and played much better golf.” All was not lost for the Panthers. Despite not qualifying for districts as a team, sophomores Kurt Fortman (81) and Drew Schramm (78) along with senior Zach Bauer (81) qualified as individuals. As for the ladies, Mercy and Oak Hills qualified as a team for districts, while Seton’s Corrine Deutenberg shot an 81 at Hamil-

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Girls soccer

» Taylor took down Clark Montessori behind two goals from both Paige Nash and Emma Haussler. The Yellow Jackets shut out Finneytown 2-0, Oct. 2 behind goals from Nash and Teresa Oliver. Nicole Faulkner and Sydney Brock combined for the shutout. » With the score tied 2-2 in the second half, Mercy’s Dani Russell scored the final two goals of the game to give the Bobcats a 4-2 win over Mount Notre Dame Oct. 2. » With the hopes of a GGCL championship on the line, St. Ursula dominated Seton 6-1 to clinch the conference title Oct. 2. » Sophomore Sydney Kilgore scored the lone goal of the game lifting Oak Hills over Hamilton 1-0, Oct. 1.

Mason edged out Oak Hills 2-1, Oct. 3. Sophomore Sydney Goins scored the lone goal for the Lady Highlanders who are 8-2-3 on the season.

Boys soccer

» Josh Enginger scored the game-winner lifting Elder over GCL rival Moeller 1-0, Oct. 1. Brian Poston recorded seven saves in the shutout. The Panthers topped Carroll, the No. 3 team in the Division II state poll, 2-1, Oct. 3. Enginger and Joey Sabato scored for the Panthers who are 10-3-0 on the season. » St. Xavier continued their winning ways blanking GCL rival La Salle 7-0, Oct. 1. Senior Ryan Hadley scored four goals in the victory.

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Oak Hills senior Sam Meek hits his second shot on the fifth hole at Miami Whitewater Golf Course during the Division I sectional tournament Oct. 2. Meek shot a 1-over par 72 to lead the Highlanders, who qualified for the district tournament as a team after shooting a 305.TOM From left are Brooke Schierenbeck, Jill Stern, Maria Vetter, Rachel Hoferer, Madalyn Sheridan, Emily Beckman and Emily House. They make up the Mother of Mercy High School golf team that shot a team total of 353 to finish third at the Division I sectional at Walden Ponds Sept. 30 and advance to the district tournament. THANKS TO LISA SHERIDAN

ton Elks Golf Club Sept. 30 to qualify as an individual. Oak Hills turned in a team total of 370, edging out Mount Notre Dame by one stroke for the

fourth and final qualifying spot. Sophomore Kelsey Wessels led the Highlanders with an 86. The Bobcats finished third at Walden Ponds Golf Course with

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a total of 353, sneaking by Lakota East (355) and Milford (356). Senior Maddie Sheridan finished 10th overall with a 10-over par 82, while junior Emily House was 11th was an 83. Both the boys’ and girls’ Division I district tournament will take place Oct. 10 at Weatherwax Golf Course.

Oak Hills football duo ready to return to the field By Tom Skeen tskeen@communitypress.com

GREEN TWP. — As they lay on the 6-yard line of Dwire Field at Mason High School’s Atrium Stadium, Cary Jones and Khiren Beamon found each other’s hand and held it tight. The Oak Hills High School seniors had just collided inside the 5-yard line and the crowd watched their helmets pop off and whisk through the air to the 10-yard line as the two lay motionless on the field. Both were immobilized and taken off the field via stretcher and taken to the hospital. “I just remember waking up in the hospital and wondering what happened,” Beamon said before an Oct. 1 practice, not two weeks after the Sept. 20 incident. “I was trying to figure

Members of the Oak Hills and Mason football teams kneel around Highlander seniors Cary Jones and Khiren Beamon after a violent collision in the fourth quarter of Oak Hills’ 30-7 win over the Comets Sept. 20. THANKS TO DOUG MERK

out everything and then I was more worried about (Cary).” The two best friends, who have known each other since the first grade, were diagnosed with mild concussions and Beamon was placed in a neck brace and was initially told to be ready

for this to be the end of his football career. That doesn’t seem to be the case, as both players were in full pads Oct. 1 but had yet been cleared for full contact. The amount of support and See FOOTBALL, Page A9


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Gators looking to transition to winning ways By Tom Skeen

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WESTWOOD — If the stars were aligned the Gamble Montessori Gators would be 4-1, not 1-4 this season. A variety of factors, both on and off the football field, have contributed to the Gators’ rough start.

For the first time in three years the school is back in its original building in Westwood and the transition is still underway. “The locker room isn’t ready and we just have so much stuff going on it’s hard to even think about the whole football perspective sometimes,”

coach Stan West said. “I just keep telling the guys we are still young though.” With a roster of just 22 players, the Gators boast only three seniors, but youth means growing pains and mistakes and West has seen too many mistakes that have led to a couple losses this season.

“Just bad snaps, missed tackles and the little things,” he said. “That comes from not having everybody here during twoa-days and when school started I had five or six kids that came in that need to get in the weight room. We have to change some things around here.” The one area that hasn’t been troubling has been the offense. The Gators have scored 20-plus points in four of their five games and are averaging 25.2 points per game despite being shutout in their season opener. Leading West’s offense is senior weapon Javontae Lipscomb. The running back/wide receiver/special teams specialist has 10 total touchdowns on the season, 472 rushing yards,

Gamble Montessori quarterback Tim Andrews passes to a receiver during a practice drill Oct. 1 at Ryan Park. Andrews has 851 passing yards and nine touchdowns on the season.TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS

251 receiving yards and 390 kick-return yards. As a junior he put up more than 1,100 rushing yards and scored 11 touchdowns. Junior Tim Andrews is in his second year playing quarterback after splitting time at the position last season. Through five games he completing

nearly 55 percent of his passes for 851 yards and nine touchdowns. On the other side of the ball is where the Gators find themselves in trouble. The defense is giving up more than 39 points per game and West knows his young guys must step up down the stretch.

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Rivers Edge is currently taking applications for the winter session of indoor soccer. Competitive leagues are available for first through 12th grades and high school coed. Leagues start Nov. 6. Deadline is Oct 20. Individual registration is available for those who don’t have a team to play on. Visit www.riversedgeindoor. com, call 264-1775 or e-mail manager@riversedgeindoor.com.

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love shown to the duo in the hours and days following the hit was inspiring. Both their Twitter accounts and cell phones blew up with signs of love and care, and it was something that struck a deep nerve with Jones. “I kind of joked with a few of my classmates and told them I didn’t know I was that important to people,” the full safety said. “It made me feel so good about myself that people were out there caring and showing love for me and my family as well as him and his family.” What wasn’t so easy was telling their families they were ready to take the field again. Jones’ dad isn’t much of a football fan to begin with, while his mother showed some hesitation at first before yielding her trust back in her son. For Beamon, who comes from a family of 10, saw a little more backlash. “… All my little sisters were like ‘you are not going back out there. You’re not,’” the defensive back said. “My mom said if I come to your games I’m going to watch it from the back of my hands.” In the end, what was a scary accident has turned into a moment two best friends can now some-

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The Visitation sixth-grade basketball team goes 52-1 and wins the Western Basketball Conference City Tournament. Overall, the team has gone 96-3 in the past two years. the team won the WBC “A” conference title and 11 tournament titles, including the Crown Classic, a city wide tournament that attracts WBC teams, CYO teams and AAU teams from the entire Cincinnati area. From left are: Front, Jake O’Brien, Steven Seger, Eric Beck and Aidan Byrne; middle, Danny Ginn, J.P. McCarthy, Michael Bittner, Will Austing and Zach Rudolf; and back, Coach Greg Sanfillippo and Coach Dan Geigle. THANKS TO DAVE BITTNER

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For the first time in nearly 30 years voters in Miami Township will not see Trustee Joe Sykes on their ballot. Joe has set the standard for excellence in local government, our community has benefitted greatly from his many years of service, and he will be missed. Fortunately, Trustee Paul Beck is seeking re-election to one of the two available seats. I am a candidate for Miami Township trustee because I believe I possess the experience, knowledge and skills necessary to perform the duties of trustee at the highest level, and if elected, I will provide a like-minded, stable and consistent approach to this important transition. I am a 29-year resident of

Miami Township, the owner of a 38-yearold manufacturing business, a military veteran and I have been actively Bob Polewski COMMUNITY PRESS involved at both the townGUEST COLUMNIST ship and county level for more than 20 years. I serve on the township’s Financial Review Committee, and have served on our Land Use Committee since 1993. I have represented the township on numerous regional and countywide planning efforts, and have been a reliable volunteer in many other areas of our township government. I served for 13 years on

Airfields dotted West Side landscape On Dec. 17, 1904, Orville Flying and Wilbur Wright shocked became so the nation when they successpopular by fully conducted an experithe end of the mental flight at Kill Devil roaring ’20s Hill about four miles from that CincinKitty Hawk, NC. nati had many They had developed a small airpractical flying machine Betty Kamuf ports. There capable of taking off in all COMMUNITY PRESS was one in sorts of weather conditions GUEST COLUMNIST Colerain and flying to a predetermined Township by sight without crashing. It was the Northgate Mall. Green an accomplishment that start- Township had one East of ed America’s golden age of Ebenezer and South of aircraft. Bridgetown Road. The hangTheir little aircraft was er and runways of the Frank nine-feet high, 21-feet-oneAirport contained 59 acre inch long and had a wingspan between Eyrich, North Glen of 40-feet-by-40-inches. The and Coral Gables. The airport wood, fabric and metal tubing had both north-south and plane weighed 605 pounds. east-west grass runways. The little airplane was in the At the grand opening in air 12 seconds and flew 125 1929 the Spirit of St Louis, feet. It was the first sustained (Charles Lindbergh’s airand controlled heavier-thanplane) and other aircraft air powered flight in history. performed. Barnstorming As word spread around the and parachuting by the Trianworld, aircraft aeronautical gle Parachute Club and priengineers in America and vate aircraft were the main Europe begin to build their user of the airport. John Doown airplanes. Each day new berli, owner of an excavating first were happening as pilots and road construction busiflew higher, faster and stayed ness from Sayler Park, was a in the air longer. pilot and flew a four pasIn 1911, the Post Office senger Cesena 180. He went Department decided to give it to Michigan and brought a try. Flying was faster than Christmas trees to sell. He trucks and they started using loved fishing and took fishing airplanes for airmail. Then trips with his friends. other businesses decided that It was once used a staging they could move freight area during the 1937 floor for around faster, and the airthe relief effort. Many of the plane took off. The military roads to Indiana were floodused the airplane for some ed. reconnaissance flying and There never were any attacks during WWI. But they commercial flights from the felt the airplane’s instability airport, and existing on its and lack of control made it an small income was difficult unsuitable weapon. especially during the depresHowever, the pilots that sion. flew the airplanes loved the The name was changed to adventure and kept flying. Western Hills Airport in the They performed stunts and 1930s and to Cheviot in 1945. trick flying at places like the The final blow came with Hamilton County Fairs and WWII. In 1945 all the pilots carnivals. Lunken Airport and mechanics were called opened in 1925 as a 1,000-acre away to train pilots for WWII. airport, the largest in the The airport closed and the top world at that time. They had hanger was taken to Miami air shows. Asa Butterfield University where it still is after being discharged from today. the army participated in Betty Kamuf is a winner of Griffin stunt flying. While flying Yeatman Award for Historical upside down in an air show at Preservation. She lives in Sayler the Boone County Airport he Park. You can email her at fell out of the open cockpit westnews@communitypress.com. and landed unhurt on the river bank.

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the Hamilton County Zoning Commission, served on the County Board of Zoning Appeals, and was a longtime director and past president of the Western Economic Council. As a result of my civic involvement, I have had a rather unique opportunity to closely observe governments, large and small, good and bad for many years. I believe that Miami Township has been the best governed township in Hamilton County, and I am fully committed and prepared to seeing that continue. Our residents enjoy a quality of life that exceeds most and is comparable to any in Hamilton County. Excluding countywide and local school levies, which the township has no capacity to control, our

township millage totals 10.91, second lowest in Hamilton County. With state cuts to the local government fund, the repeal of the estate tax, and property devaluations, challenges exist. As a member of the Township Financial Review Committee and a business owner with nearly 40 years of experience, I believe I possess a blend of skills that will serve our voters well. As chairman of both the Hamilton County Zoning Commission and the Hamilton County Board of Zoning Appeals, I have conducted many highly controversial and emotionally charged public hearings. Win or lose, I believe that the participants would say that they were treated fairly, and

that the proceedings were transparent and professional. Constituents deserve nothing less. Susan and I have been blessed with two wonderful children, our health, a successful business, and a wonderful life in a clean, safe, thriving and well governed community. I have reached a point in my life both personally and professionally where I am fully prepared and willing to serve. Miami Township has always chosen it’s trustees very wisely, and will do so again. I humbly ask for your consideration and I sincerely appreciate your support. Bob Polewski is a candidate for Miami Township trustee.

CH@TROOM Oct. 2 question Congress has passed an exemption from federal law to allow the Delta Queen to once again operate as an overnight passenger vessel. Would you feel safe as a passenger on the Delta Queen? Why or why not?

“I would feel safe aboard the Delta Queen on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. Compare the DQ’s safety record versus the Ocean-going Carnival cruise liners with thousand of passengers on board. Granted the DQ is wood, but at least land is in site 100 percent of the time and there are not any Somali pirates (Indian Ocean), ice bergs (Titanic) or cowardly captains (Costa Concordia). It will be great to see the Delta Queen back in the Queen City at the New Banks. Hopefully The Belle of Louisville will be here to race the DQ again for opening day. I will look forward to that overhead picture (from a blimp) and all the politicians there taking credit. They may outnumber the passengers. Go figure!” T.D.T.

“I would love to be a passenger on the Delta Queen if the cost wasn't so exorbitant. I think it's great that the Delta Queen is still in operation to remind us of our past mode of transportation that didn't involve cars.” E.E.C.

“I would feel more safe on the Delta Queen, for if were to sink,

owns the Queen has taken very good care of it.

THIS WEEK’S QUESTION

Ed Seurkamp

Have your health care plan premiums increased and terms changed significantly for 2014? Why do you think there was or was not a significant change? Every week we ask readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to westernhillspress @communitypress.com with Chatroom in the subject line.

at least you could swim to shore. If I were to ride with the government, I think we just keep sinking and no way to be saved.” D.J.

“Why not? The Delta Queen still appears as a sound vessel, and I am certain all maintenance is up to par according to maritime and Coast Guard regulations. Yes, I would love to take a trip on this historic boat.” O.H.R.

“What part of wooden superstructure ships not being safe for overnight passengers don't we understand? This regulation was put in place for a good reason. Sentimentality is not a reasonable justification to risk people's lives.” F.S.D.

“I would feel very safe on the Delta Queen. This boat has been a long tradition on the Ohio River and a true spirit for the city of Cincinnati. The company that

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“I remember this same battle being waged over 40 years ago and several times in the interim. I have no idea why Congress cannot resolve this matter once and for all. “I would love the opportunity to take a lengthy cruise on the Queen, confident the crew is well-trained and the boat is equipped with adequate safety gear. “The whole issue in the past was the wooden hull of this vessel. With the lock systems on the waterways and the radar/sonar and other modern navigational aids, I very much doubt a fatal accident could occur due to the hull's material alone.” R.V.

“As much as the Delta Queen is part of Cincinnati tradition, I personally would not want to spend time traveling on an old wooden boat. “While I like adventure, the DQ is way past its prime and it was taken out of service for good reason, it is dangerous. It does not meet federal standards and Mr. Chabot is trying to make points with the old folks on the West Side by endangering them. “But the Delta Queen is due for retirement. Let her go.” J.Z.

Sept. 25 question Should college athletes be paid? If so, now much? If not, why not?

“Division 1 (FBS) athletes on full scholarship get room, board, meals, tuition and books. These scholarships can last up to five years; so far so good. However the Scholarships can be withdrawn or renewed on a yearly basis. Not all athletes playing a sport have these 'full rides.’ Athletes on full rides are not allowed to work. They put in about 30 hours per week on their sport plus going to class and studying. Many athletes come from homes that can not provide spending money; they cannot sell their tickets or memorabilia. Many of these college sports (football, basketball) provide billions in revenue to the colleges via TV packages and tickets sales. I have no problem with these athletes getting some reasonable spending money. Their head coaches make millions.”

Western Hills Press Editor Dick Maloney rmaloney@communitypress.com, 248-7134 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.

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L IFE Books by the Banks Festival WESTERN HILLS

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PEOPLE | IDEAS | RECIPES

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hen it comes to writing, Greater Cincinnati is home to a lot of literary and artistic talent, including the West Side. That talent will be on display during the seventh annual Books by the Banks: Cincinnati USA Book Festival event Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Duke Energy Convention Center. Area authors include: » Andrea Cheng, author of “The Year of the Baby,” lives in Avondale. » Janeen Coyle, 103.5 WGRR radio host and author of “A Pug with a Plan,” graduated from Forest Park High School. » C.F. Payne, acclaimed illustrator whose latest book is “Mousetronaut Goes to Mars,” lives in Evendale and has a studio in Sharonville. » Dan Andriacco, author of “The1895 Murder,” lives in Price Hill. » Artist Brett Harper, whose studio is in Sharonville, will join Zoe Burke, text author of “Charley Harper's What's in the Woods?: A Nature Discovery Book.” » Marjorie Celona, author of “Y,” lives in Northside. » Eric Goodman, author of “Twelfth and Race,” is a former resident of North Avondale and Glendale. » Dann Woellert, author of “The Authentic History of Cincinnati Chili,” grew up in Springfield Township and lives in Pleasant Run Farm. » Brian Klems, F&W editor and author of “Oh Boy, You’re Having a Girl: A Dad’s Survival Guide to Raising Daughters,” grew up in Price Hill and graduated from Elder. He lives in St. Bernard. » Jeff Alt, author “Get Your Kids Hiking,” lives in Glendale. » Chuck Sambuchino, F&W editor and author of “Create Your Writer Platform,” lives in Sharonville. » Leah Stewart, author of “The History of Us,” lives in Northside. » Molly Wellmann, author of “Handcrafted Cocktails,” is the co-owner of Japp’s, Neons, and the Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar. She grew up in Colerain Township. » Mary Kay Carson, author of

There will be plenty of activities for children at the Books By The Banks festival. PROVIDED

“Beyond the Solar System: Exploring Galaxies, Black Holes, Alien Planets, and More,” lives in Northside. » David Mowery, author of “Morgan’s Great Raid,” spent his childhood in White Oak, Fairfield and Dent. He graduated from Oak Hills High School, and lived in Sharonville after high school. He has lived in Batavia, and now lives in Milford. New to this year’s festival is a “Writing/Getting Published” series of panels featuring speakers and workshops throughout the day. Other activities include: book signings; author discussions; family activities in the Kids’ Corner; storybook costume characters; mascot dance party and music performances. It all takes place for free from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., in downtown Cincinnati. For directions, parking and additional information, go to www.booksbythebanks.org.

AUTHORS FOR ALL TASTES Many readers who attend Books by the Banks are hungry for great novels and interesting reads. But they also have an appetite for regional cookbooks. So what’s cooking at this year’s book festival? Come to the Duke Energy Convention Center on Saturday, Oct. 12, to find out. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. booklovers have the chance to meet 100+ local, regional and national authors, take in a variety of author book talks and panels, as well as enjoy food and cooking demos. There’s also a Kid’s Corner. It all takes place for free. Food and cookbook authors include: » Cheri Brinkman, an avid cook and history buff, is author of “Cincinnati & Soup and Cincinnati & Soup: A Second Helping,” the two bestselling local cookbook series books ever published. Her latest is “Cincinnati & Soup: Festivals and Frolics.” » Todd Kelly, executive chef at Orchids, takes readers behind the scenes revealing the high level of focus, discipline, and precision that goes into creating every dish in his book, “Todd Kelly’s Orchids at Palm Court.” » Marie Rama grew up in a family of professional chefs and great home cooks. She believes that, “cooking not only connects me to my family but also to people I’ve never met. Every recipe I test makes me imagine the cook who will someday buy my book.” In addition to “Bacon Nation: 125 Irresistible Recipes,” she is the co-author of” Cooking Basics for Dummies” and “Grilling for Dummies.” » Molly Wellman was voted best mixologist / bartender in the city for three consecutive years. The co-owner of Japp's, Japp's Annex, Neons in Cincinnati, Ohio and the Old Kentucky Bourbon in Covington, Kentucky, knows how to “shake and pour” with the best. Her first book is “Handcrafted Cocktails: The Mixologist’s Guide to Classic Drinks for Morning, Noon & Night.” » Michael R. Veach is an associate curator of Special Collections at The Filson and the author of “Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage.” He is a bourbon historian and a member of the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame. » Gabriella Zuccarello grew up in Padova, Italy, where she learned to cook at her mother’s side in the household kitchen. Kids Cook Italian introduces children (and their adult helpers) to Italian cuisine and language. For directions, parking and additional information, go to www.booksbythebanks.org.

KIDS’ CORNER READS FUN

Author Chuck Sambuchino of Sharonville is a regular at Books by the Banks. PROVIDED

If your family loves activities that “read fun,” there’s no better place to take them than the Books by the Banks: Cincinnati USA Book Festival. Fun activities for the entire family: » Storytime with Children’s Book Authors who will read their stories or discuss their books in person including: Bob Shea, “Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great;” Barney Saltzberg, “A Little Bit of Oomph,” Jeffrey Ebbeler, “Tiger in My Soup.” » Meet n’ Greet your favorite storybook costume characters and get your picture taken with them: Clifford the Big Red Dog, Maisy, Wild Thing, Pete the Cat, Nate the Great, Ladybug Girl, The Berenstain Bears, and more. » Popular library mascots: Rufus the Library Reading Dog, Red the Library Card, Browser, Shakespurr the Lion, and Joseph-Beth Booksellers’s new mascot J. B. Book » Other fun stuff … Prformances by Thaddeus Rex, creator of “Read Like a Rockstar.” Test your smarts with BrainQuest. Join in a mascot dance party. Get a Balloon animal. Get your face painted. Make ’n’ Take arts and crafts.

CHILDREN’S BOOK AUTHORS & ILLUSTRATORS » Tim Bowers has illustrated more than 30 books including the New York Times bestseller, “Dream Big, Little Pig!,” written by Kristi Yamaguchi, and “Dinosaur Pet” by Neil & Marc Sedaka. His latest is “Memoirs of a Hamster.” » Janeen Coyle is a WGRR radio host and advocate of the Hamilton County SPCA. Coyle and her husband, Chris, also host a weekly segment “Frank’s Friend,” highlighting dogs and cats for adoption. Her book is “A Pug with a Plan.” » Jeffrey Ebbeler has been creating award-winning children’s books for over 10 years and has illustrated nearly 40 picture books. His latest book is “Tiger in My Soup.” Ebbeler is also the illustrator of this year’s Books by the Banks poster. » Will Hillenbrand has written and illustrated many picture books including “The Horn Book,” “Spring Is Here: The Bear and Mole Story,” Children’s author Barney and “Kite Day.” Saltzberg will sign books at Books » R. J. Palacio is the New York Times By The Banks. PROVIDED best-selling author of “Wonder,” who realized that the perfect time for her to write that novel had come after having a chance encounter with a child in front of an ice cream store. » C.F. Payne is a widely acclaimed artist/illustrator whose artwork has graced the covers of Time Magazine, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times and more. His latest book is “Mousetronaut Goes to Mars.” » Barney Saltzberg is the author and illustrator of “Beautiful Oops!,” “Good Egg,” the bestselling “Touch and Feel Kisses” and nearly 40 other children’s books. His latest book is “A Little Bit of Oomph!” » Bob Shea is the author/illustrator of picture books, such as “Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great,” and four books from the Dinosaur series.


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THINGS DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, OCT. 10

issues that arise when adult children and parents decide to live together under one roof, whether for the short or long haul. Ages 18 and up. Free. Reservations required. 51-9315777; tinyurl.com/familylifectr. Finneytown.

Bars/Clubs Bike Night, 5 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, 3737 Stonecreek Blvd., Includes music. Benefits weekly local charity. Free. 923-9464; www.thelube.com. Colerain Township.

TUESDAY, OCT. 15

Community Dance Team Jeff Anderson Line Dancing, 6-7 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Line dancing fitness party. Ages 18 and up. $5. 741-8802; colerain.org. Colerain Township. Sunshine Squares: Square Dance Class Enrollment, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Forest Park Activity Center, 651 W. Sharon Road, Low impact activity will improve your mind, body and spirit. Come 15 minutes early to register. Ages 9 and up. $5. 232-1303. Forest Park.

Drink Tastings Taste for a Cause, 6-8 p.m., College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road, Corona Room at Seton Center. Taste five wines. Includes appetizers. Basket raffle and door prizes. Sponsorship levels available. Ages 21 and up. Benefits The Women’s Connection. $25. 471-4673; www.thewomensconnection.org. Delhi Township.

Exercise Classes Hatha Yoga, 10-11 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Bring mat and engage in stretching, breathing and relaxing techniques. $6. 741-8802; www.colerain.org. Colerain Township. Flex Silver Sneakers Exercise Class, 9:30-10 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Instructor-led, mixing core, strength and cardio. Ages 65 and up. $3. 923-5050; www.colerain.org. Colerain Township. Zumba Gold, 9-10 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Community-oriented dance-fitness class to provide modified, low-impact moves for active older adults. $5. 741-8802; www.colerain.org. Colerain Township.

Farmers Market College Hill Farm Market, 3-6:30 p.m., College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave., Variety of local, healthful foods. Strawberries and wide variety of summer produce. Food truck, music and special events. 542-0007; www.collegehillfarmmarket.org. College Hill.

Holiday - Halloween Halloween Nights, 6-10 p.m., Parky’s Farm, 10037 Daly Road, See tens of thousands of lights, displays and the Hardly Haunted House, take a wagon ride through the Spooky Hollow Ghost Town, and enjoy Creepy Campfires and other live entertainment. $7, free children under 2; $6 if pre-ordered online; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township.

Seminars How to Change Yourself and How to Change Others, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Learn hands-on techniques for creating change during upbeat and positive workshop for learning “magic” processes that help improve yourself and enhance your relationships. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.

Senior Citizens Movement Class for Seniors, 11 a.m.-noon, Guenthner Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, $6, first class free. 923-1700; www.guenthnerpt.com. Monfort Heights.

Support Groups GrandFamilies: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, 1011:30 a.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Support and resources for parenting the second time around. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.

FRIDAY, OCT. 11 Farmers Market Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, 3820 Westwood Northern Blvd., Locally produced food items. Free. 481-1914; www.lewfm.org. Cheviot.

Community Dance

Halloween Nights has returned to Parky’s Farm, 10037 Daly Road, from 6-10 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays through Oct. 27. The family-friendly event is $7 per person, free for children 23 months and younger. Purchase tickets at www.greatparks.org and receive $1 off admission and access to the online ticket entrance. A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle is required to enter the park. For more information, visit www.greatparks.org or call 521-7275.FILE PHOTO

Holiday - Halloween Halloween Nights, 6-10 p.m., Parky’s Farm, $7, free children under 2; $6 if pre-ordered online; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township. Pumpkin Patch Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Parky’s Farm, 10037 Daly Road, Hop on a hay ride to pick the perfect pumpkin, try squashy experiments and corny games, or play in the Playbarn. Ages 2-8. $7 children, $3 adults. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township.

On Stage - Theater Clue and Clue Jr., 7 p.m. (Young adult cast), Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, 3017 Harrison Ave., Who-dunnit mystery based on hit film starring Tim Curry. $10, $8 students, $6. Ages 10 and under. 702-3910; queencityproductions@yahoo.com. Westwood.

SATURDAY, OCT. 12 Art & Craft Classes Chainmaille 101: Bracelet, 1-3 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3651 Harrison Ave., Make European 4-1 weave bracelet in beginner’s workshop. No experience necessary, all supplies included. Ages 12 and up, adult supervision required. Ages 11 and under. $35. 225-8441; www.broadhopeartcollective.com. Cheviot.

Benefits Party for Police Officer Ingrid Weber, 6 p.m.-1 a.m., Cheviot Memorial Fieldhouse, 3729 Robb Ave., Includes music by Carl G and Howl’n Maxx, draft beer, refreshments, food and entry for door prize. Benefits Cincinnati police officer who had tumor removed from her throat, diagnosed as anaplastic thyroid stage 4 cancer, and will undergo many rounds of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. $10. 706-8397. Cheviot.

Community Dance Skirts and Shirts Square Dance Club, 7:30 p.m., John Wesley United Methodist Church, 1927 W. Kemper Road, Western Style Square Dance Club for experienced square and round dancers. Plus level squares and up to phase III round dancing. $5. 929-2427; www.sonksdf.com. Springfield Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Kids Dance Fitness Class, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Great Commission Bible Church, 10200 Hamilton Ave., Family Life Center. Healthy program featuring explosion of music, dance and energy. Ages 4-12. $4. 851-4946. Mount Healthy.

Festivals Black Walnut Weekend, Noon-4 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Ellenwood Nature Barn. Celebrate autumn’s walnut harvest with food samples, hikes, crafts, games and entertainment. Husk small quantities of nuts for a fee. Shelled nuts will be available for purchase. Dress for weather. Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Colerain Township. Harvest Fest, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sayler Park Town Square, Between Gracely Drive and Parkland Avenue, Music, food, crafts, face painting, mums, raffles, pumpkins and more. Free. 941-3153. Sayler Park.

Garden Clubs Hillside Community Garden Regular Gardening Day, 9

Clubs & Organizations

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to www.cincinnati.com and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to life@communitypress.com along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to www.cincinnati.com and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. a.m.-noon, Hillside Community Garden, 5701 Delhi Road, Garden together in unique hillside edible garden. All experience levels welcome. Dress for weather and bring water to drink. Work gloves and boots recommended. Other useful items are pruning shears and shovels. Free. Through Nov. 2. 400-4511; hillsidegardendelhi.com. Delhi Township.

Holiday - Halloween Halloween Nights, 6-10 p.m., Parky’s Farm, $7, free children under 2; $6 if pre-ordered online; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township.

Home & Garden Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District Yard Trimmings Drop-Off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, Hamilton County residents can drop off yard trimmings for free. Free. 598-3089; bit.ly/11UQb9r. Green Township. Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District Yard Trimmings Drop-Off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, 3800 Struble Road, Hamilton County residents can drop off yard trimmings for free. Free. 851-0122; bit.ly/11UQb9r. Colerain Township.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke with DJ Doc, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, 3737 Stonecreek Blvd., Free. 923-9464. Colerain Township.

Apostolic Temple, 1150 West Galbraith Road, Lower level. One-mile walk in powerful, low-impact, indoor, aerobic workout. Free. 324-6173. North College Hill.

Festivals Black Walnut Weekend, Noon-4 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Music by Jake Speed & The Freddies 12:30-3:30 p.m. Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Colerain Township.

Holiday - Halloween Halloween Nights, 6-10 p.m., Parky’s Farm, $7, free children under 2; $6 if pre-ordered online; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township.

Home & Garden Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District Yard Trimmings Drop-Off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free. 598-3089; bit.ly/11UQb9r. Green Township. Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District Yard Trimmings Drop-Off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, Free. 851-0122; bit.ly/11UQb9r. Colerain Township.

Literary - Signings Cheri Brinkman, 1-4 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Nature’s Niche Gift Shop. Author discusses and signs “Cincinnati and Soup: Festivals and Frolics.” Free. 923-3665. Colerain Township.

Music - Rock

On Stage - Theater

Raw Oyster, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Club Trio Lounge, 5744 Springdale Road, Free. 385-1005; clubtriolounge.com. Colerain Township.

Clue and Clue Jr., 5:30 p.m. (Teen cast), Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, $10, $8 students, $6. Ages 10 and under. 702-3910; queencityproductions@yahoo.com. Westwood.

On Stage - Theater Clue and Clue Jr., 2 p.m. (Junior cast) and 7 p.m. (Adult cast), Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, $10, $8 students, $6. Ages 10 and under. 702-3910; queencityproductions@yahoo.com. Westwood.

Shopping College Hill Rummage Sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., First United Church of Christ, 5808 Glenview Ave., Clothes, housewares, toys, books and more. Bag sale at noon. 541-7302, ext. 14. College Hill.

SUNDAY, OCT. 13 Art & Craft Classes Beginning Knitting, 3-4:30 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3651 Harrison Ave., Learn basics of casting on, knit and purl stitches and casting off. $10. 225-8441; www.broadhopeartcollective.com. Cheviot.

Exercise Classes Yoga, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Strengthen, stretch and tone with gentle postures that release tension rand support the integrity of the spine. Family friendly. $7 walk-in; $120 for 10 classes. 923-1700; www.guenthnerpt.com. Monfort Heights. Leslie Sansone’s Walk Live, 2:15-3 p.m., Greater Emanuel

Recreation Warren Wells Preserve Hike, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Register online by Oct. 10. Strenuous off-trail hike into a state-dedicated nature preserve, the “back country” of Winton Woods. Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township. Turkey Shoot, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., VFW Post 7340 Charles R. Gailey, 8326 Brownsway Lane, Includes shoots for turkey, ham, bacon, ribs and cash. Food and refreshments available. 521-7340. Colerain Township. Yuengling Classic Car CruiseIn, 4-9 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, 3737 Stonecreek Blvd., With giveaways including Yuengling tool box. DJ provided by Big Daddy Walker Productions. Free. 923-9464; www.thelube.com. Colerain Township.

MONDAY, OCT. 14 Art & Craft Classes Stained Glass Make It and Take It, 6:30-9 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3651 Harrison Ave., Learn basic skills of cutting glass, foil wrap and how to use simple welding iron to make stained glass item of your choosing. All supplies included. $25. 225-8441; www.broadhopeartcollective.com. Cheviot.

Monthly Business Meeting, 11 a.m.-noon, Mount Healthy Christian Village, 8097 Hamilton Ave., Free. 923-1985; www.mthealthyba.org. Mount Healthy.

Community Dance Royal Rounds, 7:30 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, 21 Cromwell Road, Phase III-V round dance club for experienced dancers. Ballroom figures: waltz, two-step, cha cha, rumba, tango and bolero. $6. 929-2427. Greenhills. Unicorners Singles Square Dance Club, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Experienced Western-style square dancers and round dancers. Singles and couples welcome. $5. 929-2427. Mount Healthy.

Exercise Classes Pilates Class, 11 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Improve strength, flexibility, balance, control and muscular symmetry. Instructor Celine Kirby leads core-strengthening exercises using bands and weights. Bring yoga mat. $5. 741-8802; www.coleraintwp.org. Colerain Township. Cardio Dance Party, 7:45-8:45 p.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, 880 Compton Road, Incorporates variety of dance styles, including jazz, hip hop, Latin, jive and more danced to popular music. $10. Registration required. 617-9498; www.cardiodanceparty.com. Springfield Township. Gentle Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, 7 p.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, Moving meditation, increasing strength and flexibility, allowing for calming of mind and refreshing of spirit. Bring mat. $35 five-class pass; $8 drop-In. 675-2725; www.yogabymarietta.com. Delhi Township.

Music - Blues Blues and Jazz Jam, 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Poor Michael’s, 11938 Hamilton Ave., Featuring rotating musicians each week. Free. 825-9958. Springfield Township.

Seminars Job Search Seminar, 1:30-3 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Weekly speakers advise job seekers on how to conduct an effective job search. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.

Senior Citizens Movement Class for Seniors, 11 a.m.-noon, Guenthner Physical Therapy, $6, first class free. 923-1700; www.guenthnerpt.com. Monfort Heights.

Support Groups Made to Crave, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Reach your healthy goals and grow closer to God through the process. Helpful companion to use alongside whatever healthy eating approach you choose. Free. 931-5777. Finneytown. Divorce Support Group, 7-9 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Information on getting over loss of partner, grief over being single, giving up unrealistic expectations that lead to unneeded guilt and frustration, developing strong support system and sources of self-esteem. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown. Under One Roof Again, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Find support and strategies for managing

Continentals Round Dance Club, 2 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Phase III-V level round dance club. $6. 929-2427. Mount Healthy. Team Jeff Anderson Line Dancing, 6-7 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $5. 741-8802; colerain.org. Colerain Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Gold, 9-10 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $5. 741-8802; www.colerain.org. Colerain Township.

Farmers Market Sayler Park Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m., Nelson Sayler Memorial Park, Parkland Avenue and Monitor Street, Farmers Market with home-grown items like fruits, vegetables, desserts, salsas, relishes, jam and olive oil. 675-0496. Sayler Park.

Health / Wellness Pre-Diabetes Class, 1-3 p.m., Mercy Hospital Mount Airy, 2446 Kipling Ave., Information on making healthy food choices, exercise and blood sugar control and monitoring blood sugar levels. $20. 956-3729; www.emercy.com. Mount Airy.

Senior Citizens Downton Abbey, 10 p.m., North College Hill Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Ave., Showing episode of popular PBS show about an English Estate and its residents at the turn of the 20th century. Tea and cookies during the show. Showings will continue based upon popularity. For seniors. Free. 521-3462. North College Hill.

Support Groups Finding Your Way through Loss, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Everyone experiences loss and grief, according to author Dan Moseley, who provides our fresh approach to the heartache of grief. Experienced leaders support and walk with you toward the “new normal.” Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown. Alzheimer’s Association Family Support Group, 2 p.m., Greenhills Municipal Building, 11000 Winton Road, Open to family and/or caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Free. 605-1000; www.alz.org/cincinnati. Greenhills.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16 Auctions Quarter Auction, 6:30-9 p.m., American Legion Post 534 Chambers-Hautman-Budde, 4618 River Road, Delhi Diva vendors. Participating vendors include: Silpada, Tupperware, 31, Premier, Miche and more. Special raffle table featured. Hot sandwiches, snacks, soda/ beer available for purchase. Benefits Cincy Walks Team Rev It Up 4 CCF. $1 per paddle. 6362075. Riverside.

Clubs & Organizations Pioneer Antique & Hobby Association Monthly Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Nathanael Greene Lodge, 6394 Wesselman Road, Mulberry Room. David Day speaks about “Vanishing Cincinnati.” Guests welcome. 451-4822. Green Township.

Exercise Classes Yoga, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, $7 walk-in; $120 for 10 classes. 923-1700; www.guenthnerpt.com. Monfort Heights. Gentle Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnection, $35 five-class pass; $8 drop-In. 675-2725; www.yogabymarietta.com. Delhi Township. Zumba Toning, 7:15 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Targeted body sculpting exercises and high energy cardio work. Bring a mat or towel, and a water bottle. $5. 741-8802; www.coleraintwp.org. Colerain Township.


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Two-way brisket can be made in oven, slow cooker The seasons on our little patch of heaven are marked by what’s going on outside in our gardens and what my husband, Frank, is doing with our outside equipment. Right now he’s “salting things away for Rita the winHeikenfeld ter,” meanRITA’S KITCHEN ing he’s servicing the tiller, tractor, boat and lawn mowers for a winter rest in the garage. Our bell peppers have finally ripened, so I was able to add them to an antipasto tray I made for a friend’s rehearsal dinner.

Easy antipasto

Need a stunning and delicious appetizer? An antipasto tray fills the bill. It is not only appealing to the eye, but there’s something on the tray for everybody. Go to your olive bar and ask lots of questions. I went to the Eastgate Jungle Jim’s olive bar and was able to sample whatever I wanted. This will help in choosing the right ingredients for your budget and guests. I did choose olives without pits. Since prosciutto is expensive, I bought a few slices to garnish and folded them over on top of the antipasto. I also sprinkled a can of chickpeas on top. The nice thing about this recipe is that it can be assembled a day ahead. For the sauce, I use Caesar salad dressing with fresh herbs stirred in. I drizzle the dressing on right before I serve it.

My favorite two-way brisket

Brisket is a cut of meat from the lower chest or breast of beef. It is amazingly flavorful, but tough, so slow cooking is a must. Either way you cook this – in the oven or in a slow cooker – the brisket turns out tender and so delicious. Serve with mashed pota-

toes or noodles. 3 pounds beef brisket 2 cups chili sauce 1 cup brown sugar, packed 1 cup beef broth 1 very large onion, sliced 1 ⁄4 teaspoon ground cloves 3 bay leaves Salt and pepper to taste

Oven: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine chili sauce, sugar and broth. Pour about half of this in the bottom of roasting pan. Place brisket on sauce, fat side up. Distribute onion, cloves and bay leaves over brisket. Pour rest of sauce over. Cover and bake 50-55 minutes per pound or until meat is fork tender. Remove brisket from pan and remove bay leaves and whole cloves. Cut brisket across the grain. Skim off any fat from top of sauce. Pour sauce over brisket (or put sauce in refrigerator overnight and the fat will congeal on top for easy removal. Then reheat with brisket in 375 degree oven, covered, or in microwave). Slow cooker: I like to cook mine 9-12 hours or so on low, until meltingly tender.

ence of the tool. If you can still feel grooves, your steel is still useful. It is magnetized to pick up microscopic fillings that come off the knife’s blade. It’s a good idea to rub the steel with a cloth after use so grooves don’t get clogged. Now unless the honer has diamond chips in it, most steels won’t sharpen a dull knife (they restore the knife’s bite by straightening the microscopic “teeth” at the edge that fold with use). Now even if your honing steel is in good

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Hotel Sinton’s pea salad Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at columns@communitypress.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356

An antipasto tray can be customized to fit different budgets and appetites.THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

Perfectly grilled salmon/seafood following the 70/30 rule Have the grill hot, lightly brush both sides of fish with oil, and start grilling skin side up with the grill closed. (Or put a disposable pan over the fish). Leave it alone until about 70 percent of the fish is done on first side. You’ll know it by the looks and also if it will release easily. This allows fish to form a nice crust. Turn it and finish cooking. The rule of about 7-10 minutes per inch of thickness works, also. Start with 7 minutes and go from there.

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PBS’s Jeffrey Brown to speak at Mount on changing media landscape Jeffrey Brown, co-anchor and senior correspondent for the PBS “NewsHour,” will be the keynote speaker for the College of Mount St. Joseph’s Discussions of Leadership lecture series, part of the College’s Ethical Leadership Development Initiative. Brown’s speech, “The Public Voice: An Informed Citizenry amid a Changing Media Landscape,” will address the impact of changes to the media business and its impact on an informed citizenry. The lecture will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, in the College Theatre at the Mount and is free and open to the community. Brown has spent more than 20 years at “NewsHour,” interviewing leading newsmakers and re-

condition, sometimes a knife doesn’t respond to honing. If that happens, it’s time to get the knife sharpened professionally.

porting from around the country as well as the Middle East and Haiti. As senior proBrown ducer for national affairs, he helped shape the program’s coverage of the economy, health care, social policy and culture. His work has earned an Emmy, six Cine Golden Eagle awards and other honors. In addition to the lecture, Brown will meet with communication and new media studies students to talk about media ethics and responsibilities, as well as lead a roundtable discussion with alumni members of Leadership Cincinnati.

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Beware of e-mail, internet scammers ‘Dracula’ haunts These days scammers have taken to the internet to steal your money with fake emails, fraudulent websites and misleading sales offers. While internet scams are numerous, several consumers still report receiving scams through the mail. A Fort Thomas man wrote me about a credit card offer he received from AmTrade International Bank. It offered him a credit card with “A $3,600 Visa credit limit! Guaranteed!” The man sent what was supposed to have been a refundable $900 fee, but says he never received the credit card nor a pre-paid gas card that was also promised. The 74-year-old man says he’s on a fixed income so the loss of all that money hit him pretty hard. Although he paid by

check and contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Trade CommisHoward sion, he Ain was told HEY HOWARD! nothing could be done to recover his money. Such scams are very popular so remember never send money to someone who promises to loan you money or extend credit. A Hyde Park woman wrote me to say she knew immediately the letter she received was a scam. It allegedly came from Publishers Clearing House and used the company’s real address. The $1.5 million she was told she won was anything but real. She knew not to

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bother calling the long distance phone number given to claim her winnings. A Wyoming woman received a letter telling her she qualified for an award of two round-trip airline tickets. She suspected it was a scam because there was no return address and the letter had bad punctuation. So she too was told to call a phone number to claim her prize, allegedly valued at nearly $1,400. Better Business Bureau says this is just a phishing scam intending to steal people’s personal information. This woman never entered a contest to receive this award of two free airline tickets plus two nights a major hotel. Fortunately, just like the Hyde Park woman, the Wyoming woman didn’t call the number and says she wants to warn others about this scam. Many people across the nation have received this letter. One person who called was told they first had to

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Howard Ain’s column appears bi-weekly in the Community Press newspapers. He appears regularly as the Troubleshooter on WKRC-TV Local 12 News. Email him at heyhoward@local12.com.

Covedale stage

Covedale Center for the Performing Arts presents “Dracula” Oct. 17-Nov. 10. Greg Procaccino is director; Laura Weil is production stage manager. Performance dates: Thursday, Oct. 17; Friday, Oct. 18; Saturday, Oct. 19; Sunday, Oct. 20; Thursday, Oct. 24; Friday, Oct. 25; Saturday, Oct. 26; Sunday, Oct. 27; Thursday, Oct. 31; Friday, Nov. 1; Saturday, Nov. 2; Sunday, Nov. 3; Thursday, Nov. 7; Friday, Nov. 8; Saturday, Nov. 9, and Sunday, Nov. 10. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Covedale Center for the Performing Arts is at 4990 Glenway Ave. Tickets are $24 for adults, $21 for seniors and students. Tickets may be bought online at http://bit.ly/iXj6et or by

Hamilton County residents are encouraged to recycle their unwanted computer equipment and televisions during the final month of the free computer and TV recycling drop-off progra. Hamilton County residents can drop-off their unwanted computer equipment/TVs on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon

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until Oct. 26 at two Cohen locations. » Cohen Norwood, 5038 Beech St., Norwood » Cohen Cincinnati, 4538 Kellogg Ave. The computer and TV recycling drop-off program will officially close Oct. 26. Residents must bring proof of residency, such as a driver’s license or utility

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Sunday School..................................10:00a.m. Sunday Morning Worship ..................11:00a.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Study .........7:00p.m.

Liberty Missionary Baptist Church "Where Everybody is Somebody" 1009 Overlook Ave. 513-921-2502 Rev. Kendell Hopper Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Morning Worship-11:00 am Sunday Evening 6:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study - 7:00 pm

bill in order to participate. This program prohibits the acceptance of computer equipment/TVs from businesses, churches, schools and non-profit organizations. Acceptable items include: CPUs, hard drives, personal copiers, docking stations, monitors, scanners, printers, cellular telephones, televisions,

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Come and worship in a small casual church that emphasizes the fellowship and mission in the community and globally. www.oakhillspc.com

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3001 Queen City Ave. 513-661-3745 Rev. Martin Westermeyer, Pastor Bible Study: 9 am Worship & Church School: 10 am Dial-A-Devotion 426-8957 www.stpeterandstpaulucc.org

Re-Elect Paul Beck

Elect Bob Polewski

Miami Twp. Trustee since 1982

Miami Twp. Financial Review Comm.

Miami Heights Civic Asssoc., Past Pres.

Miami Twp. Land Use Comm., Chair

Cleves/Three Rivers Kiwanis, Past Pres.

Miami Twp. Republican Club, Past Pres.

St. Joseph Knights of Columbus

Ham. Co. Zoning Comm., Past Chair

Ohio Twp. Assoc.

Ham. Co. Board of Zoning Appeals, Past Chair

Ham. Co. Twp. Assoc., Board of Dir.

Western Economic Council, Past Pres.

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Clifford Nunley (Dracula) and Miranda McGee (Lucy) star in Covedale Center for the Performing Arts' production of "Dracula." THANKS TO MIKKI SCHAFFNER

calling the box office at 513-241 6550. For more information, contact the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, (513) 2416550, or visit http://bit.ly/iXj6et.

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attend a timeshare sales presentation before they could receive the tickets they won. Another person who called was told they had to give their credit card number over the phone. One of the most frequent scams I’ve run into involves criminals sending you what appears to be a real check for thousands of dollars. You’re supposed to deposit the check, keep some of the money, then wire the rest to the sender. Unfortunately, many consumers learn too late that the check they received in the mail is phony – and now they’re on the hook to repay the bank for the good money they wired to the criminals. Bottom line, the mail is still full of scams these days so you have to beware.

Miami Township. Friends and Supporters

Hon. Steve Chabot

Hon. Bill Seitz

Hon. Joe Sykes

Hon. Lou Blessing III

Hon. Chris Monzel

Hon. Jack Rininger

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hard drives, tape and disk drives, VCR and DVD players, circuit boards, cables, main frames, servers, terminals, fax machines, PDAs, back up batteries, chips, keyboards, mice, modems, computer speakers, CD rom drives and laptops. For more information, please call the Recycling Hotline at 946-7766.

Lifestyle expert to speak at Antiques Festival The 48th Annual Cincinnati Art & Antiques Festival benefitting Convalescent Hospital for Children, Children’s Hospital Medical Center will be Oct. 11-Oct. 13 at the Sharonville Convention Year. Show hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, parking is complimentary and tickets are $10 for the three-day event. This year’s show will present Cincinnati Interior Designers’ “Walk through Time Exhibit” a well as an antique and classic boat exhibit, the festival treasures and a raffle. The fun begins 6 p.m. to 9 p.m Thursday, Oct. 10, with the preview party. Tickets are $125. » Friday, Oct 11: Lecture, box lunch and book singing with acclaimed lifestyle expert Danielle Rollins and author of bestseller “Soirée Entertaining with Style.” She will share her uniquely chic view on gracious living and stylish entertaining. There will be a book signing immediately following the lecture. Tickets are $ 50. To make reservations for the preview party or lecture, call 513-5619050. Proceeds from this year’s festival will support Cincinnati Children’s College Hill campus.


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Free haircuts for hair donation Heather Christensen is ready to cut her ponytail, and it’s for a good cause. Christensen, an assistant professor of biology at the College of Mount St. Joseph, organized the Beautiful Lengths Campaign at the Mount Sunday, Sept. 29, as part of a national effort to donate hair to make wigs for cancer patients. “This is something I’ve always had a passion for,” Christensen aid. “This will be my fourth time donating

hair to a cause such as this, and it's a different experience for me Christensen each time. I'm so excited to share this with my Mount family, and am thrilled at the chance to help connect Mount students, faculty, and staff with members of the surrounding community!” People donating their

hair received a free haircut by stylists. The nearest parking lot for the public to access the Pavilion is by the main entrance off Delhi Road. The Beautiful Lengths Campaign is a partnership between Pantene and The American Cancer Society. They are the largest non-profit health organization committed to saving lives from every cancer and improving the quality of life for people facing disease.

Volunteer to help seniors stay safe from fraud Bayley, a continuing care retirement community, will present Tom and Ruth Tierney with the 2013 Diamond Tribute Award Friday, Oct. 11, at Western Hills Country Club. THANKS TO DEBBIE KREMER

Bayley to honor Tom and Ruth Tierney They have been proud supporters of Bayley since 1994, with Tom serving four three-year terms on the Board of Directors. In addition to the board, Tom and Ruth have served on internal committees, and volunteered at Bayley special events. The Tierneys join previous honorees: » Joe and Tish Lambrinides – 2012 » Rosemary and Mark Schlachter - 2011 » Dr. David Wiltse and Ginny Ruehlmann Wiltse – 2010 » The Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati – 2009

Bayley, a continuing care retirement community, will present Tom and Ruth Tierney with the 2013 Diamond Tribute Award Friday, Oct. 11, at Western Hills Country Club. The Tierneys have spent their lives focused on making our Greater Cincinnati community better and brighter in so many ways. As long-time residents of Western Hills, the Tierneys have been involved in St. Lawrence Church, the Salvation Army and The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick.

» Betty and George A. Schaefer, Jr. – 2008 » Claire B. Phillips – 2007 » Genny and Tom Sedler – 2006 » Helen D. and William J. Williams – 2005 » Ruth J. and Robert A. Conway – 2004 » Patricia and Norman A. Murdock – 2003 The evening includes dinner, award presentation, raffles and a silent auction. For more information, please contact Kathy Baker at 347-4040 or e-mail her at kathy.baker @bayleylife.org.

Although seniors are only 15 percent of our population, they comprise 30 percent of reported fraud cases. You can help with this enormous problem by volunteering for Ohio SMP (Senior Medicare Project). Ohio SMP, a project of

Pro Seniors, trains volunteers to educate older adults how to stay safe from Medicare fraud and identity theft. Volunteers provide presentations in the community and/or hand out literature at events. Ohio SMP’s next training will be at 9:30 a.m.

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SUPER PARTY

A group of friends has been gathering on Super Bowl Sunday for 28 years, since 1985. The friends are with a game board they make with details from each year's game. Included in the photo are: Bill and Patty Cook; Jim, Lynn and Ainsley Cook, with friend Kate Zentmeyer; Paula and Brian Hunterman; Debi, Gregg and Renee Reder; Ed and Linda Eilerman; and Brian, Amy, Riley, Chloe, Addison and Macy Eilerman. Brian has been coming since he was 10 and now with his wife and four daughters. Missing from the photo are 13 of children who have attended throughout the years as well. THANKS TO PATTY COOKS

100th birthday girl Irene Ware Simon with her grandson David Newbill, left, and son-in-law Fred Newbill.PROVIDED

Presidential greetings on 100th birthday

HAPPINESS IS HELPING KIDS! EACH

Irene Ware Simon of Western Hills got a special greeting for her 100th birthday – a note from President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama. She turned 100 on July 9 with a celebration at Henke’s in Westwood, where they celebrated hr 90th birthday. Simon was born in Covington, but her family moved to McHenry and Westwood Northern Boulevard when she was 4. She grew up on an orchard where they grew fruits and vegetables and raised chickens. At age 18 in 1931, she William “Bud” Joseph Ware, who was born in 1907. He ran and served as a mechanic for Ware’s Service Station, at Glenway and Casa Loma Drive, and died in 1947 at age 41 of an embolism, the complication of a fall he had at work. They had a daughter, Wilma Jacqueline Newbill who died in 1998 and a son, Richard James Ware

who died in 1991; and eight grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Her second husband Richard Paul Simon died in 1998. She worked at Sears for three years, beginning two weeks after the death of her first husband, Bud Ware. Then she worked for 26 years (1950-1976) for Kroger in the meat department, mostly in Covington. She said she liked the company she worked for, the people she worked with, and her clientele. When asked what she thought were the important things in life, she said: family, friend, good health, and enough money to be secure. She said if she could change anything in the world, she would tell people to be more kind to each other. She thinks that with everyone trying to get material things and get ahead in life, results in a lot of jealousy and rudeness.

JTM Food Group’s donation supports STAY Purchase the Holiday Cheer cookbook, k, Peanuts Classics gift set, Trans-Siberian Orchestra: Upon the Winter Solstice CD or Peanuts puzzle—only $5 each.

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Thanks to JTM Food Group, local mothers will be better able to ensure the safety of their infants and young children. The local corporation recently presented a $1,000 check to Services to Adults and Youth Inc. to support the agency’s work with at-risk and first-time mothers throughout the Southwest and Three Rivers local school districts. STAY provides about 2,700 home visits each year in partnership with the Every Child Succeeds program, working to provide the best developmental and environmental start for children from prenatally up to age three while actively reducing infant mortality and child abuse. “We’re grateful for JTM’s generous donation as it will help us provide safety items for young and at-risk moms,” STAY Executive Director Ginny Hizer said. “Many of our client families are

below poverty level so, while they are aware of the importance of items like safety gates, smoke detectors and electrical outlet plugs, they simply cannot afford them. This gift will help us keep these infants and children safe in their own homes.” The non-profit accepts financial gifts as well as donations of diapers (especially sizes 3 and 4), baby wipes, formula and other baby items. “Some baby necessities aren’t allowed under the WIC or food stamps programs, which again cause an undue hardship on struggling families,” Hizer said. “Any support from the community, such as this wonderful gift from JTM, really makes a huge difference to our client families.” For more information about STAY, please visit www.stay-oh.org or contact the agency at 513367-1441.


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DEATHS Gerald Beiser Gerald E. Beiser, 64, Green Township, died Sept. 24. Survived by wife Katherine Beiser; children Nick, Christy Beiser; grandchildren Mackenzie, Hunter, Landon, Oct.; brother Raymond (Jackie) Beiser. Services were Sept. 30 at St. James Church. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to Hospice of Cincinnati.

Midge Bohmer Mildred “Midge” Lachtrop Bohmer, 103, died Sept. 29. Survived by daughter Christine (John) Stewart; granddaughters Anna, Sarah. Preceded in death by husband Bohmer Clifford Bohmer. Services were Oct. 7 at St. Simon the Apostle. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: Catholic Relief Services, P.O. Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21203-7090.

Paul Brunner Paul James Brunner, 40, Westwood, died Sept. 29. He was an artist and carpenter. Survived by daughter Etain Brunner; parents Paul E., Donna Brunner; siblings Peggy Brenner, Ashley, Preston Brunner, Mya Brunner Jacobs, Mark McPhee; aunts and uncles Paulette Dean, Patty Jo Limly, Patrick, Peter, Perry Brunner, Kathey Kirkendal, Jeanie, Johnny Steinriede; cousins. Services were Oct. 4 at St. Catharine of Siena. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home.

Irma Donnellon Irma Margaret Donnellon, 91, Green Township, died Sept. 25.

ABOUT OBITUARIES Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 853-6262 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 or pricing details. She founded Economy Advertising Co., a promotional products business. She worked as a civilian ordinance coordinator at Camp Hood (now Fort Hood) during World War II, co-founded the Schoolhouse Symphony Program, and served on the board of the Cincinnati Nutrition Council and as president of the Zonta Club. Survived by children Karen (Bill) Turk, Sharon (Phil) Mullins, Mary Donnellon Beth (Mike) Espel, Aimee (Bob) Meier, Jim (Janet), Bob (Deborah), Mike (Jean) Donnellon; sister Elsie (Elmer) Peter; 27 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Robert Donnellon, brother Theodore (Muriel) Guenthner. Services were Oct. 1 at St. Ignatius of Loyola. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: Cody’s Calvary, Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati, P.O. Box 43027, Cincinnati, OH 45243.

Sharon Falls Sharon Weglage Falls, Green Township, died Sept. 27. She worked for Procter & Gamble for 17 years. Survived by husband Terry Falls; daughter Lauren; grandsons Benjamin, Hunter; mother Mary Jane. Preceded in death by father William Weglage. Services were Oct. 2 at St. Joseph (New) Cemetery. Arrangements by Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to: Matthew 25 Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242.

Carl Fessel Carl F. “Deacon” Fessel, 84, Westwood, died Sept. 28. He was a member of Knights of Columbus Purcell Council 2798 and St. Isaac Jogues Fourth Degree. Survived by wife Dolores Fessel; children Fessel Nancy (Phillip) Herrmann, Theresa (Tom) Broxterman, Stephen (Amy) Fessel, Mary (Tom) Weil; siblings H. Alton (Karen) Fessel, Patricia (Al) Helfferich; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents Herman, Marcella Fessel, sister Shirley Fessel. Services were Oct. 4 at Our Lady of Lourdes. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Our Lady of Lourdes School, 2832 Rosebud Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45238 or Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263.

Hazel Fleckenstein Hazel Morgan Fleckenstein, 71, died Sept. 28. Survived by husband Alvin Fleckenstein; children Theresa (Dennis) Heinecke, Terry (Adrianne) Fleckenstein; stepsons Greg (the late JanFleckenstein ice), Gary (Darlene) Fleckenstein; grandchildren Olivia, Sophia, Eric; siblings Dorothy, Martin Jr. Morgan Jr.; nieces and nephews. Preceded in

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DEATHS Continued from Page B7 death by siblings Roy Morgan, Jeanette DeWeese. Services were Oct. 2 at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to: Kidney Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, 2200 Victory Pkwy., Suite 510, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

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George Edward Grimmeissen, 96, Green Township, died Oct. 1. He was a postal worker. He was a member of WestwoodCheviot Lodge 140 F&AM, Shriners and the Westwood chapter of the Grimmeissen Order of the Eastern Star. Survived by nieces and nephews Eva Petry, Vicky Johnston, Irma Jo Tierney, Jane Rymers, John, Michael, George Grimmeissen, Linda Boiman; frriend Joan Donoghue. Preceded in death by wife Margaret Grimmeissen, siblings Irma Schmidt, Erwin Grimmeissen. Services were Oct. 5 at GumpHolt Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Amy Hansen Amy Marie Hansen, 40, died Oct. 2. Survived by husband E. John Hansen; children Cassandra Helton, Amber Schramm, Gretchen, Chase Hansen; mother Elaine Freedman; sibling Jessie Hansen Freedman. Services were Oct. 4 at Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: Barrett Center for Cancer Prevention, Treatment and Research, 234 Goodman St., Cincinnati, OH 45219.

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merly of Addyston, died Sept. 26. She was a restaurant cook. Survived by children Billy Lewis, Ruby King; grandchildren Billie (the late Colen), Jacob King, Bonita Billiter; grandchildren Brittany, Stevie Biehn, Jim, Brianna, Billy Billiter; greatgreat-granddaughter Addie Powell; siblings Dallie Turner, Pauline Burcham, Ethel Wells. Preceded in death by husband Estle King, sisters Linda Mitchel, Mary Day. Services were Sept. 30 at Argo-Bolton & Lunsford Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to the family.

Danny Malone Danny S. Malone, 53, Green Township, died Oct. 1. He was involved in the Cheviot Fire Association. Survived by wife Sandra Malone; children Melissa (Charles) Wilson, Kelly (Tyler) Wright, Robert (Kayla Malone Reinbold) Malone; grandchildren Austin, Brenden, Devyn, Landon, Brooke; mother Hilda Malone; siblings Paul, Kevin, Shawn, Shane Malone. Preceded in death by father Hugh Malone, brother Dion Malone. Services were Oct. 4 at Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Douglas McCarter Sr. Douglas H. McCarter Sr., 57, died Sept. 10. He was a moulder for Eptor. Survived by wife Betty McCarter; children Angela (Phillip) Hall, Douglas McCarter Jr., McCarter Larry Smith, Rhonda Relthford, Ellic Relthford, Lovella Manning, John Byrd; Wanda Coldiron, Donald McCarter Jr., Lisa, Melody Mullens, Sandra Craig, Freddy,

Danny White; 24 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents Donald, Dorothy McCarter, siblings Sheila Hughes, Steven White. Services were Sept. 23 at the State Avenue Church of God. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home.

Dotty Meyer Dorothy “Dotty” Meyer, 91, Miami Township, died Sept. 19. She was a homemaker. She volunteered for the American Cancer Society for over 25 years. Survived by children Susan Duebber, Linda (Rick) Specker; grandchildren Meyer Jenny Specker, Andrew (McKinzie) Duebber; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by husband Wilbur Meyer, sisters Ruth Sommer, Jean Wiemann. Services were Sept. 24 at Cheviot United Methodist Church. Arrangements by GumpHolt Funeral Home. Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Cincinnati Chapter, Hospice of Cincinnati and Cheviot United Methodist Church.

William Riley William D. Riley, 51, Cleves, died Sept. 20. Survived by daughter Tiffany Riley; stepdaughters Mandi, Michelle Peak; siblings Corrine McFarren, Becky Santillo, Jim Riley; five grandchildren. Riley Services were Oct. 2 at Miamitown Cemetery. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home.

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3745 Herbert Ave.: Weissman, Nicholas R. to Borgerding, Andrew R.; $82,000. 3832 Ruth Lane: AandT Apartments LLC to Sizemore, Lance R.; $205,000. 4211 Washington Ave.: Mechley, Sara K. to Heilman, Todd O.; $130,000. 3616 Westwood Northern Blvd.: Hellgrath, Jennifer and Eric Buttelwerth to Helligrath, Jennifer; $6,000.

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5874 Devon Court: Jones, Arlene C. to West, Robby; $50,500. 3350 Dickinson Road: Hargis, Christopher T. to PHH Mortgage Corp.; $28,000. 5184 Eaglesnest Drive: McCarthy, Maura to Wells Fargo Bank NA; $26,000. 5654 Eula Ave.: Petersman, Christine to Zeiser, Mark J.; $81,500. 5482 Green Acres Court: Byrum, Timothy V. and Elizabeth J. to Rederick, Sarah L.; $139,900. 5938 Harrison Ave.: Davis, Jonathon Lee to Federal National

Mortgage Association; $69,200. 3987 Hutchinson Road: JD Smith Holdings LLC to Simmons, Thomas; $60,000. 3951 Jessup Road: Campbell, James T. and Susan to Reis, Craig A. and Carolynn; $470,000. 5714 Juliemarie Court: Nagel, Donald to Flaherty, Kathleen E.; $112,000. 3419 Katies Green Court: Niklas, Gerald R. Tr. and Mary Jean Tr. to Wells, Douglas and Toni; $137,500. 3638 Krierview Drive: Harmon, James and Laura M. to Leopold, Douglas A. Tr. and Kathleen A. Tr.; $150,000. 1833 Leona Drive: Karnes, Melvin P. and Patricia to Guardian Savings Bank Fsb; $54,000. 3341 North Bend Road: Fannie Mae to Mount Airy Properties LLC; $50,000. 3389 North Bend Road: Craig, Brent and Kristan to Federal Home Loan Mortgag Corp.; $60,000. 4486 Pinecroft Drive: Moore, Kyle Jeffrey to JPL Properties II LLC; $80,000. 2175 Quail Run Farm Lane: Tolly, Mary Ellen and John S. to Conners, Gregory M. and Lori Abrams Conners; $685,000. 2433 Quail Run Farm Lane: Baer, John and Mary Ann to Rice,

ABOUT REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. Christine M. and Christopher T. Pitchford; $368,314. 2776 Roseann Lane: Ruehl, Gilbert F. and Esther Virginia to Schwegmann, Fitzgerald; $92,500. 5387 Rybolt Road: Goetz, Herman D. and Kathryn C. to Fifth Third Bank; $50,000. 5262 Sidney Road: Beck, Beverly Ann to Miami Savings Bank; $84,000. 7591 Skyview Circle: McCarthy, James J. and Lindsey N. to Abner, Eric M. and Michelle I. Ostrowski; $136,000. 4094 West Fork Road: Hall, Bruce N. to Everbank; $52,000. 5729 West Fork Road: Sturwold, Nicole to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr.; $42,000. 3028 Westbourne Drive: Voelker, Kathleen L. to Federal Home Loan Mortgag Corp.; $77,000. 3215 Bellacre Court: Weyman, Edward L. Tr. and Laura Staebler Tr. to Bray Investment Propertie LLC; $70,000. 5600 Biscayne Ave.: Littelmann, Todd M. to Niemiller, Kristin;

$82,000. Bridge Point Pass: Grand Communities Ltd. to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC; $71,247. Bridge Point Pass: Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Smith, Matthew W. and Lori B.; $283,489. 3868 Church Lane: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Burhoff, George J. and Martha I.; $62,000. 5942 Countrymeadow Lane: Thomas, Jerry J. Trs and Joan M. Trs to Stegman, Mollie T. Tr.; $359,000. 5168 Deeridge Lane: Burke, Timothy J. and Jill M. to Lewis,

John S. and Patricia M.; $200,500. 3297 Ebenezer Road: Schlarmann, Johana Arellano and Donald E. to Hopkins, Julie A. and Roy Lester Hopkins Jr.; $104,800. 4486 Harrison Ave.: Hausfeld, Melissa E. Tr. to Mmh Harrison Properties LLC; $47,500. 5721 High Tree Drive: Real Estate Management Holdings LLC to Ellis, Lukman S.; $150,000. 3545 Jessup Road: Harwood, Sharon F. to Figgins, Brittany L.; $51,000. 5438 Lawrence Road: Eastin, Tonya S. and Anthony W. to Huntington National Bank The; $44,000. 5174 Leona Drive: Jordan, Bethany and Aram A. to JPMorgan Chase Bank NA; $40,000. 5364 Meadow Walk Lane: Reynolds, Louis G. and Marlene M. to Federal Home Loan Mortgag

Corp.; $89,600. 5465 Muddy Creek Road: Bolmer, Jonathan I. to Rotert, Mark and Nicole; $37,200. 1920 Neeb Road: Grimm, Richard W. and Katherine S. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $70,000. 5128 Ralph Ave.: Devoto, Steven to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr.; $56,700. 4341 Regency Ridge Court: Harnist, Leonard J. to Manegold, Catherine; $70,000. 5209 Relluk Drive: Great Danube Llp to Fletcher, Julie A.; $100,000. 3850 Robinhill Drive: Yates, Albert J. to Chambers, Christopher L. and Tina M.; $10,000. 2332 South Road: Janszen, Jerome A. Tr. to Honerkamp, Jerome H. and Laura B.; $134,000. 6975 Summit Lake Drive: Roberts, Kathleen L. Tr. to Conger, Paul and Mary Sue; $90,000.

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North Bend Boat Club and Miami Heights Civic Association. Survived by daughters Charlene (Thomas) Owens, Barbara (Randy) Anderson; grandchildren Bryan (Melissa), Mark Owens, Jennifer (Michael) King, Michael (Brittany) Tulanko; great-grandchildren Christian, Mikalah Owens, Merek Tulanko; siblings Mary Katherine Powell, Louis, Thomas Welte. Preceded in death by husband Walter Schwander Jr., parents Frank, Mary Loretta Welte, siblings James Welte, Theresa Danehe. Services were Sept. 29 at Dennis George Funeral Home.

Rita Wenert Rita McLean Wenert, 87, died Sept. 26. Survived by children Bob (Gerri), Gary (Lois), Wayne (Verne), Rick Wenert, Sue (Kim) Edris, Sandy (Steve) Metzner; sisters Wenert Helen Cate, Alice Burke; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Wenert, siblings Bernie McLean, Kay Wilson.

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POLICE REPORTS CHEVIOT Arrests/citations Michael Hayden, 28, 3856 Church Lane, driving under suspension, Sept. 29. Brandi R. Lane, 26, 2532 Flanigan Court No. 4, theft and forgery, Sept. 26. Judy Walters, 64, 5754 Lawrence Road, possession of drugs, Sept. 28. Deborah Kellam, 55, 5754 Lawrence Road, possession of drug paraphernalia, Sept. 28. Christina Bresser, 28, 5281 Leona Drive, warrant, Sept. 30.

Incidents/reports Criminal damaging Window broken on front of home at 3853 Olivette Ave., Sept. 22. Rock thrown through rear window on vehicle at 3434 Mayfair Ave., Sept. 29. Theft Set of golf clubs and three boxes of golf balls stolen from vehicle at 4005 St. Martin's Place, Sept. 25. Cellphone stolen from victim after it was left behind on counter at United Dairy Farmers at 4109 North Bend Road, Sept. 27. Cellphone, socket set and bag of miscellaneous tools stolen from vehicle at 3213 Phoenix Ave.,

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CINCINNATI DISTRICT 3 Arrests/citations Nathan W. Thomas, born 1979, theft, Sept. 19. Kasey M. King, born 1972, possession of drug abuse instruments, Sept. 20. Kevin Collins, born 1983, trafficking, Sept. 23. Blaine A. Long, born 1966, obstructing official business, Sept. 24. Bradley Kendrick, born 1977, assault, Sept. 24. Charles Edward Clark, born 1966, possession of drug abuse instruments, possession of drug paraphernalia, Sept. 24. Courtney Mock, born 1988, illegal possession of a prescription drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, Sept. 24. Leandre Jordan, born 1983, burglary, violation of a temporary protection order, Sept. 24. Manchez Dowdell, born 1989, criminal trespassing, theft under $300, Sept. 24. Tawanna Johnson, born 1994, telecommunication harassment, Sept. 24. Anthony O. Harris, born 1980, criminal trespassing, possession of drug paraphernalia, Sept. 25. Bess Murphy, born 1980, domestic violence, Sept. 25. Cameron Little, born 1989,

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London Coleman, born 1990, criminal damaging or endangering, Sept. 30.

Incidents/reports Aggravated burglary 1500 Vienna Woods Drive, Sept. 23. Aggravated menacing 3042 Bracken Woods Lane, Sept. 21. 1603 Minion Ave., Sept. 24. Assault 1218 Beech Ave., Sept. 21. 1220 Rosemont Ave., Sept. 21. 3781 W. Liberty St., Sept. 23. 2371 Harrison Ave., Sept. 24. 2322 Ferguson Road, Sept. 26. 3735 Westmont Drive, Sept. 29. Breaking and entering 1318 Manss Ave., Sept. 24. 2901 Montana Ave., Sept. 24. 835 Greenwich Ave., Sept. 26. Burglary 1219 Parkside Court, Sept. 19. 3192 McHenry Ave., Sept. 20. 4724 Glenway Ave., Sept. 21. 2703 East Tower Drive, Sept. 21. 3089 Percy Ave., Sept. 21. 2936 Queen City Ave., Sept. 22. 3089 Percy Ave., Sept. 22. 2372 Harrison Ave., Sept. 24. 4000 Akochia Ave., Sept. 25. 3211 Westbrook Drive, Sept. 25. 3339 Epworth Ave., Sept. 25. Criminal damaging/endangering 3628 Boudinot Ave., Sept. 18. 3318 Werk Road, Sept. 20. 3422 Mcfarlan Road, Sept. 20. 2872 Montana Ave., Sept. 21. 3920 Glenway Ave., Sept. 22. 2906 Boudinot Ave., Sept. 22. 2932 Fischer Place, Sept. 23. 3621 Janlin Court, Sept. 23. 1611 Minion Ave., Sept. 24. 5440 Glenway Ave., Sept. 24. 3532 Schwartze Ave., Sept. 25. 6016 Glenway Ave., Sept. 25. 6018 Glenway Ave., Sept. 25. 3516 Schwartze Ave., Sept. 26. 1856 Sunset Ave., Sept. 27. Domestic violence Reported on Wendee Drive, Sept. 22. Reported on East Tower Drive, Sept. 23. Reported on McHenry Avenue, Sept. 26. Reported on Werk Road, Sept. 26. Reported on Sunset Avenue, Sept. 27. Felonious assault

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ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Cheviot: Chief Joseph Lally, 661-2700 (days), 825-2280 (evenings) » Cleves: Chief Bill Renner, 941-1212 » Cincinnati District 3: Capt. Russell A. Neville, 263-8300 » Green Township: Chief Bart West, 574-0007; vandalism hotline, 574-5323 » North Bend and Miami Township are patrolled by the Hamilton County: Sheriff Jim Neil, 825-1500 3041 N. Hegry Circle, Sept. 21. 3901 Boudinot Ave., Sept. 24. 1677 Gilsey Ave., Sept. 25. Menacing 2908 Harrison Ave., Sept. 24. 2981 Montana Ave., Sept. 24. Passing bad checks 6109 Glenway Ave., Sept. 20. Taking the identity of another 1308 Beech Ave., Sept. 24. Theft 1915 Westmont Lane, Sept. 18. 4431 W. Eighth St., Sept. 20. 4437 Carnation Ave., Sept. 20. 3207 Gobel Ave., Sept. 20. 3318 Werk Road, Sept. 20. Hull Street, Sept. 20. 4104 W. Liberty St., Sept. 21. 5495 Glenway Ave., Sept. 21. 5495 Glenway Ave., Sept. 21. 1023 Winfield Ave., Sept. 22. 2322 Ferguson Road, Sept. 22. 2322 Ferguson Road, Sept. 23. 3376 Wunder Ave., Sept. 23. 3980 Yearling Court, Sept. 23. 5520 Glenway Ave., Sept. 23. 2374 Montana, Sept. 23. 4165 W. Eighth St., Sept. 24. 2310 Ferguson Road, Sept. 24. 2322 Ferguson Road, Sept. 24. 2698 Lafeuille Circle, Sept. 24. 2917 Werk Road, Sept. 24. 3324 Hanna Ave., Sept. 24. 1907 Wyoming Ave., Sept. 25. 4966 Cleves Warsaw Pike, Sept. 25. 2787 Montana Ave., Sept. 25. 2258 Harrison Ave., Sept. 26. 2941 Eggers Place, Sept. 26. 6150 Glenway Ave., Sept. 26. Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle 2291 Wyoming Ave., Sept. 29. Violation of a protection order/consent agreement 3065 Westwood Northern Blvd., Sept. 23. 6150 Glenway Ave., Sept. 26.

GREEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Abu B. Assiddiq, 55, 5330 Lee’s Crossing Drive No. 2, drug possession, Sept. 21. Juvenile, 17, theft, Sept. 21. Demarco Jenkins, 41, 1274 Ross Ave., robbery, Sept. 22. Kelly L. Diggins, 27, 4432 Abby Court, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana, Sept. 22. Draven Grimm, 37, 6016 Cheviot Road No. 101, disorderly conduct, Sept. 22. David R. Piotrowski, 18, 2871 McKinley Ave., disorderly conduct, Sept. 4. Joshua Drain, 22, 3248 Stanhope Ave., possession of marijuana, Sept. 23. Vanessa Warder, 25, 567 Palace, theft, Sept. 24. Travis C. Downey, 35, 4319 Eighth St., forgery, Sept. 25. Donald J. King, 41, 4975 Glenway Ave., possession of drugs, Sept. 26. Montez R. Robinson, 24, 6016 Cheviot Road No. 106, aggravated assault, Sept. 25. Benjamin J. Whitt, 24, 21 New Haven Road, receiving stolen property, Sept. 26. Jessica Whitt, 26, 21 New Haven Road, theft, Sept. 26.

Incidents/reports Breaking and entering Money and a Social Security card stolen from home at 6421 Bridgetown Road No. 2, Sept. 20. Lawnmower stolen from home’s shed at 2018 Faycrest Drive, Sept. 21. Three saws, six drills, batteries, battery charger, rolls of aluminum, power cords, grinder, three impact guns/hammers and other assorted tools stolen from home’s garage at 5731 Sprucewood Drive, Sept. 20. Several hand tools and power tools stolen from home’s garage at 4160 Boudinot Ave., Sept. 24. Saw, survey level and drill stolen from home’s barn, and vehicle stolen from side of barn at 2854 Diehl Road, Sept. 24. Handgun, holster and prescription medicine stolen from home’s garage at 2826 Diehl Road, Sept. 25.

Criminal damaging Outside mirror broken off vehicle at 3297 Fiddlers Green Road, Sept. 20. Copper pipe broken in home at 5578 Surrey Ave., Sept. 21. Rock thrown at vehicle, scratching the paint and causing a dent at 5938 Harrison Ave. No. 30, Sept. 25. Domestic dispute Argument between parent and child at Werk Road, Sept. 25. Domestic violence Physical altercation between spouses at Visitation Drive, Sept. 20. Forgery Fraudulent check was cashed at Checksmart at 6582 Glenway Ave., Sept. 25. Passing bad checks Check written on a closed account passed at Wardway Fuels at 4555 Bridgetown Road, Sept. 23. Theft Motorcycle stolen from apartment complex parking lot at 6559 Harrison Ave. No. 1402, Sept. 20. License plate stolen from vehicle at 6480 Harrison Ave., Sept. 20. Handgun stolen from home at 3109 Northgate Drive, Sept. 20. Money stolen from Supercuts at 6365 Glenway Ave., Sept. 20. Wallet and contents stolen from victim’s purse at Rave Cinemas at 5870 Harrison Ave., Sept. 21. Two bottles of shampoo stolen from Dollar General at 5700 Harrison Ave., Sept. 21. Vacuum cleaner stolen from Meijer at 6550 Harrison Ave., Sept. 21. Jack hammer, socket set, two nail guns, drill kit, laser measure, impact wrench, drywall stilts, finish nailer, jig saw, hammer drill, cordless drill set, miscellaneous hand tools and a tote bag stolen from vehicle’s utility trailer at 2500 South Road, Sept. 21. Gasoline stolen from Marathon at 6008 Harrison Ave., Sept. 22. Nine drill bits stolen from Home Depot at 6300 Glenway Ave., Sept. 22. Unknown number of jig saw blades stolen from Home Depot at 6300 Glenway Ave., Sept. 23. License plate stolen from vehicle at 5461 Michelle’s Oak Court, Sept. 23. Cellphone stolen from vehicle at 4552 School Section Road, Sept. 23. Briefcase, personal checks and assorted paperwork stolen from vehicle at 3223 Harmony Lane, Sept. 23. Vehicle stolen from home’s driveway at 3252 Harmony Lane, Sept. 23. Briefcase, two suitcases and 16 Cincinnati Reds tickets stolen from vehicle at Western Hills Country Club at 5780 Cleves Warsaw, Sept. 23. Purse stolen from victim in classroom at Diamond Oaks at 6375 Harrison Ave., Sept. 23. Ladder, four aluminum awnings, kerosene heater, metal screens, truck chain binders and an aluminum screen door stolen from home’s rear yard at 6758 Bridgetown Road, Sept. 24. Two chainsaws, leaf blower and weed trimmer stolen from home’s shed at 2538 Van Blaricum Road, Sept. 24. Credit card stolen from home at 3353 Stevie Lane, Sept. 24. Two vacuum cleaners stolen from Kohl’s at 6580 Harrison Ave., Sept. 24. Suspect attempted to steal a cart full of groceries from Kroger at 3491 North Bend Road, Sept. 24. Six bottles of laundry detergent, case of paper towels, two packs of diapers, two cases of beer and bag of dog food stolen from Kroger at 5830 Harrison Ave., Sept. 24. Several items of children’s clothing stolen from Citi Trends at 5093 Glencrossing Way, Sept. 25. Credit card stolen from vehicle at 6220 Cheviot Road, Sept. 25.

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