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Haunting Bridgetown

Ryan Thierauf loves Halloween. The Bridgetown teen starts thinking about the spooky holiday Thierauf in September, when he begins plotting the concept for the annual haunted house he builds at his mother’s home at 5603 Green Acres Court. FULL STORY, A3

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Challenging hill offers scenic view at race

By Kurt Backscheider

Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to take part in one of the area’s most picturesque fundraising races. The fifth annual Fear the Cliff 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run is set for 9 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, at Taylor High School, 36 E. Harrison Ave., North Bend. All the proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the technology fund at Three Rivers Middle School. In previous years the race has raised money for Three Rivers athletics, a playground at Miami Heights Elementary School and technology upgrades at C.T. Young Elementary School. Kari Kuh, development director for Three Rivers, said Fear the Cliff got its name from the race course, which takes participants from Taylor High School past the tomb of William Henry Harrison. Once runners and walkers make it past the tomb, a challenging hill takes them to a cliff overlooking the Ohio River from far above.


Taylor High School alumna Sarah Hardtke makes her way up the hill overlooking the Ohio River during the third annual Fear the Cliff Run/Walk. This year’s run, the fifth annual, will benefit the technology fund at Three Rivers Middle School. “I like to emphasize the lovely route,” Kuh said. “It’s picturesque, overlooking the Ohio River, and this time of year with the fall leaves coloring the area it’s simply

gorgeous.” Three Rivers Middle School Assistant Principal Pam Wray said the school will use proceeds from the race to purchase more SMART

Boards and interactive student response pads. She said the school is already equipped with a handful of SMART Boards, but they would like to put them in additional classrooms. “The kids love the SMART Boards. That’s how the kids learn because they grew up with them,” Wray said. The race begins and ends at the high school and runners and walkers can take part in either a 5K run, 10K run or 5K fitness walk. Those who pre-register for the race by Friday, Oct. 29, receive a long sleeve T-shirt on race day. Pre-registration is $25 for adults and $15 for children under 18. Kuh said registration is also available the day of the race from 7 a.m.-9 a.m. Registration on race day is $30 for adults and $20 for children. Those who register on race day will be provided a T-shirt on a first-come first-served basis. The cost to register a family for the event is $75. Registration forms are available at www.three, or by calling Kuh at 941-6400.

Green adds 2 officers By Kurt Backscheider

Special Ks

Four teachers at St. Aloysius Gonzaga School in Bridgetown are becoming quite the talk of the school. Known as the “Four Kathys,” the group has gained some notoriety in the hallways for their efforts to become healthier. FULL STORY, A6

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The Green Township Police Department is at full staff with the addition of two officers. At its meeting Monday, Oct. 11, the board of trustees approved hiring Daniel Jackson and John Mulholland as full-time police officers. Jackson comes to Green Township from Greenhills, where he was a part-time officer for the past year. Mulholland was promoted from his part-time position with Green Township to a full-time position. Green Township Police Chief Bart West said the new officers give the department a full complement of police officers, fulfilling the promise the township made to voters to hire more officers when residents approved a five-year, 1.9-mill safety services levy in November 2008. “It puts us up to full staff, and we are ready to go for the next few years,” West said. Jackson, who will soon graduate with a degree in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati Clermont College, said he was impressed with the comprehensive interview process and background checks Green Township conducts when hiring new officers. “I’m excited to be here,” he said. “It’s a great department with great people. Hopefully I’ll fit in and make it a successful hire.” West said Jackson placed second out of roughly 180 people who took the test and applied for the position last fall. “We’re glad to have him on board, and we think he’ll do a real nice job,” West said. Mulholland, who has been


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The Cheviot Spooktacular will be 7-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22 and Saturday, Oct. 23, at Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road. Miniature train ride is $1, tour of the haunted barn $2, hay ride through Cheviot $3. Games will be available for kids, and a costume judging and a howl-at-the-moon con-

test will take place at 8 p.m. Hamilton County Livestock Club (4-H Club) will offer a petting zoo. All items from the concession stand will be 25 cents. Additionally, some vendors from the Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market will be on hand selling their wares. This event is sponsored by the Cheviot Police Association, Cheviot Firemen’s Asso-


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German program

A lecture on “The Cincinnati Germans in the Civil War” will be presented by Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann at the German Heritage Museum in Green Township’s West Fork Park, 4764 West Fork Road, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14. Tolzmann will also sign copies of his new book, “Cincinnati Germans in the Civil War” by Col. Gustav Tafel, which Tolzmann translated from German and edited with supplements on Germans in the Civil War from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. As part of the program, a Pennsylvania German rifle will be donated to the museum by Gerald Hounchell of the Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. The rifle presentation is scheduled for 1 p.m.

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The St. James Child Development Center in Westwood will celebrate 40 years of serving families on the West Side Tuesday, Nov. 16. The center is asking former parents and students to write them with memories of the day care center. Those who are interested in sharing their memories can contact Linda Gromen at

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The Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra is seeking string players of all types to add to its membership. The 60-member group is celebrating its 15th season this year and has a series of concerts in the works. The home of the CMO is the Seton

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The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County has a variety of Halloween events for the whole family. Children ages 6-11 can decorate a pumpkin or make Halloween pumpkin crafts at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Covedale Branch Library, 4980 Glenway Ave. Registration is recommended for the program. Call 369-4460 to register. Teens ages 12-18 are invited to the Reading on the Dark Side for Teens program at the Covedale Branch from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26. Participants can share their favorite horror, vampire or otherworldly book, and ghoulish treats will be provided. The Westwood Branch Library, 3345 Epworth Ave., is hosting a Kids Halloween Party at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26. Children ages 6-12 are invited to stop by and decorate a trick-or-treat bag. For more information call the branch at 369-4474. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Public Library.

The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., continues its Saturday Morning Children’s Series with a performance by ArtReach, a division of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. ArtReach will present Hans Christian Andersen’s timeless fable, “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6. The show features magic tricks, juggling and audience participation. It’s ideal for children in kindergarten through fifth-grade. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children. Call the box office at 241-6550 for tickets, or visit the box office ticket counter in person between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

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Bridgetown haunted house heightens the horror By Kurt Backscheider

Ryan Thierauf loves Halloween. The Bridgetown teen starts thinking about the spooky holiday in September, when he begins plotting the concept for the annual haunted house he builds at his mother’s home at 5603 Green Acres Court.

This year marks the seventh straight year Thierauf, a sophomore at The School for Creative & Performing Arts, has put together a haunted house at his home. Billed as House of Horrors Manor, it will be open to the public from 6 p.m.10:30 p.m. Oct. 29-31. A kid-friendly version of the haunt is open from 6 p.m.7:15 p.m. each night.

“I enjoy scaring people,” said Thierauf, a lighting design student. “It’s actually more fun to scare the older teens and young adults who think they can’t be scared.” The first couple of years it was confined to the garage, but now he said the manor encompasses his front and back yards as well. Each year the haunted house gets bigger and bigger, and there


Bridgetown resident Ryan Thierauf is putting on a haunted house at his home on Green Acres Court for the seventh straight year this Halloween. Each year, Thierauf, a student at The School for Creative & Performing Arts, adds more elements and scary characters to his haunted house.

are typically about 500 people who walk through it each night, he said. “The whole driveway is full of people lined up to walk through,” he said. Thierauf starts thinking about the concept for the production and drawing plans in September. He utilizes everything from costumed actors and strobe lights to fog effects and animatronics to scare people. This year the cast includes 15 actors, many of whom are fellow SCPA students. He said this year he’s started making his own latex masks and learning how to do more detailed makeup. “I wouldn’t recommend anyone younger than 10 years old go through it,” he said. “We’ve been told it’s better than most of the haunted houses that charge admission.” Spending roughly 20 hours a week building rooms and getting the haunted house together has forced him to enlist the help of his neighbors and Matt Glass, who is engaged to Thierauf’s mother, Kimmie. Glass said it’s been neat to lend a hand and watch Ryan work hard to make the haunted house bigger and better each year. “This is our Christmas,” Glass said. Thierauf said he wants to pursue a career in set design, and his goal is to one day open a haunted house for which he can charge admission. “Someday I want to go pro,” he said. While admission to House of Horrors Manor is

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Fire chiefs with a check for Shriner’s Hospital for Children are, from left, Lindsey Theissen, Drew Macke, Chief Bruce Downard, Chief Steve Ober, Chief Doug Moore, Nancy Oldiges, Assistant Chief Sara Moore, Chief Bill Zoz, Deputy Chief Jim Hughes, and Assistant Chief Doug Campbell. the Rock’n Luau, a benefit for Shriner’s hosted by eight fire departments – Miami Township, Anderson Township, Cleves, Colerain Township, Delhi Township, North Bend, Crosby Township and Green Township – and Aston Oaks Golf Club. The $14,274 raised at the luau and the Firefighters Memorial Golf Tournament were presented to Shriner’s Director of Development Vanessa R. Nicely at a luncheon on Oct. 1. “We’ve had an amazing partnership with the firefighters,” said Nicely. “They pulled out all the stops with luau and gave all the kids that came the red carpet treatment.” Ober said the golf tournament started three years

ago out of camaraderie and inadvertently turned into a fundraiser. “After losing two Colerain firefighters, we got to talking how sad it was the only time we ever saw each other was under bad circumstances,” said Ober. “So we put together the golf outing. The first year we did it, after we paid all the fees, we had a lot left over. It only made sense to give it to Shriner’s Hospital. And since then it just keeps getting bigger and bigger.” Last year they decided to add the luau to the tournament, and it was so successful they did it again. “We had so many people I could barely keep up,” said Crosby Township Fire Chief Bruce Downard, “I’ve never

cooked so many steaks in my life.” The tournament was a success too, but no one can seem to remember who won. “It wasn’t firefighters I know that much,” said Downard. “But I do remember that the winner did donate the rest of the winning money back towards Shriner’s.” The tournament and luau is the firefighters’ biggest fundraising event Shriner’s but the are continually involved. “They do a lot for us, they even come to our camps with the trucks,” said Nicely, “We are looking forward to presenting them with a donor recognition award in March.”

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Taylor High School’s mascot, Stinger, rides in style during the homecoming parade.




Taylor High School Principal Tom Bailey, left, and Assistant Principal Trish Duebber caught a ride on a Miami Township fire engine on their way to the homecoming pep rally.


The Taylor High School cheerleaders paused for a photo during the Pride Walk en route to the high school’s stadium for the homecoming pep rally.

Taylor students celebrate homecoming

By Kurt Backscheider

Taylor High School students recently donned their yellow and black spirit wear and invited alumni back to the school for the annual homecoming festivities. Students started the celebrations with the Taylor Pride Walk and pep rally the afternoon of Friday, Oct. 1. That same evening the Yellowjackets hosted Reading High School for the homecoming football game. Taylor seniors Lindsey Seal and Jason Sauer were named the Homecoming Queen and King at halftime. Homecoming activities continued Saturday, Oct. 2, when students gathered at the high school for the Homecoming Dance. The theme of this year’s dance was “Dynamic Duos.”


Taylor High School seniors Lindsey Seal, left, and Jason Sauer were named this year’s homecoming queen and king.


Taylor High School students Emily Burwell, left, and Emily Russo attended the homecoming dance as Peace and Quiet. This year’s theme was Dynamic Duos.


Members of the Taylor Alumni Chorus performed with members of the high school’s choral group prior to the homecoming game Friday, Oct. 1.


Taylor High School students filled the stands in the stadium to cheer on their team during the homecoming pep rally. Taylor hosted Reading for its homecoming game Friday, Oct. 1.


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Health-conscious teachers have more in common than name By Kurt Backscheider

Four teachers at St. Aloysius Gonzaga School in Bridgetown are becoming quite the talk of the school. Known as the “Four Kathys,” the group has gained some notoriety in the hallways for their efforts to become healthier. Kathy Eisenacher, Kathy Holscher, Kathy Kremer and Kathy Sturwold have more in common with each other than their first names.

Known as the “Four Kathys,” the group has gained some notoriety in the hallways for their efforts to become healthier. Not only are they dedicated St. Aloysius teachers, but they’re also Weight Watchers success stories. “We’re hoping we’ll be asked to do a Weight Watchers commercial or get some kind of sponsorship,” Sturwold joked. All kidding aside, the four women have lost more

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so far and I’m maintaining my weight loss.” Sturwold joined the group in March after giving up on her belief she could lose weight on her own. “I kind of felt left out,” she said. “I figured if it worked for them maybe it would work for me.” Kremer, who lost 88 pounds, said having the group for motivation and to lend an ear when struggles occur has been very beneficial. She said they often walk together after school, exchange food-buying tips and share suggestions when dining out. Eisenacher, who has lost 44 pounds, said parents and other teachers have taken notice and are trying the program now, too. “Being in a group where we can help each other and hold each other accountable is a big help to me,” she said. “Our friendships have grown from this as well.” Kremer said they hope to continue inspiring more people to lead healthy lifestyles.


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The week at Elder

• The cross country team won the Father Rudy Invitational Oct. 9, finishing first of 14 teams. Senior Josh Makin (15:46) finished first overall. • The soccer team beat Chaminade-Julienne 4-1 Oct. 13. • The golf team finished tied for fifth at the Division I District Tournament Oct. 13 at Weatherwax. Sophomore Brennen Walsh finished third (72) and qualified for the Division I State Boys Golf Championships.

The week at Mother of Mercy

• The soccer team lost 1-0 to Madeira Oct. 9 and 2-1 to Badin Oct. 11. • The cross country team finished third of 13 teams at the Father Rudy Invitational Oct. 9. Mercy’s top finisher was Melina Artmayer (19:41), who finished seventh. • The volleyball team lost at Notre Dame 3-2 (25-19, 2125, 25-21, 17-25, 15-11) Oct. 9 and at Ursuline 3-0 (25-15, 2513, 25-14) Oct. 12. The Bobcats defeated Oak Hills 3-0 (25-18, 25-19, 25-23) Oct. 14. • Senior Heather Smith and junior Madeline Tucker lost to Lakota East’s Carolyn Pitman and Taylor Holden in the first round of the Division I District Doubles Tournament (6-0, 6-0), which was held at the ATP Linder Family Tennis Center Oct. 14.

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Elder eyes 2nd straight run to state Tony Meale

Elder wins GCL Championship

Even with three of his top four runners returning from a team that finished 10th at state last year, Elder High School cross country coach Steve Spencer didn’t expect something quite like this. The Panthers, which spent part of the season ranked No. 1 in the state, have performed in eight invitationals, each ranging in size from 14 to 41 teams. Elder has first-place finishes in six of them. “I have to be honest,” Spencer said. “They’ve probably surpassed even my expectations somewhat. But this is what we worked hard for.” The top returners from last year’s state-qualifying team are senior captains Josh Makin, Josh Rieskamp and Corey Zielinski. Makin, the defending Greater Catholic League South division Runner of the Year, has the secondbest recorded time in the conference entering the league meet Oct. 16.

The Elder High School cross country team won the GCL Championship Oct. 16 at Rapid Run Park. The Panthers, ranked second in the city, bested La Salle, the top-ranked team His time of 15:46 trails only La Salle senior Travis Hawes (15:28). “(Makin) has been our top runner all year,” Spencer said. “He has a lot of talent and nice finishing (speed). Spencer also praised Makin’s leadership, as well as that of Rieskamp and Zielinski. Junior Nathan Lauck, meanwhile, has held the No. 4 spot for Elder, while the fifth spot has been a bit of a revolving door, rotating between Jake Clark and Luke Schafer. The Panthers finished first of 21 teams at the Finish Timing Invitational Aug. 28, first of 28 teams at the Lebanon Invitational Sept. 3,

in the state, by seven points. Josh Makin, the GCL-South Runner of the Year, finished first in a time of 15:31.25. first of 29 teams at the Galion Invitational Sept. 18, first of 17 teams at the Troy Invitational Sept. 25, first of 15 teams at the Fairmont Invitational Oct. 2 and first of 14 teams at the Elder Father Rudy Invitational Oct. 9. La Salle head coach Frank Russo said this might be Elder’s best team in 15 years. “It’s the best team we’ve had in awhile,” Spencer said. “We’ve got good strength up front.” Elder defeated the Lancers, which are ranked No. 1 in the state, at the Finish Timing Invitational, but – as Spencer was quick to note – La Salle’s No. 2 runner, senior Ethan Bokeno, did not run in that

race. Still, Spencer said the win gave his team confidence. Elder also finished fifth of 41 teams at the Tiffin Invitational Sept. 11. It is the largest meet Elder has participated in this season. “We were a little off that day,” Spencer said. “It was a huge meet, and it’s easy to get bunched up in that (type of situation). Some of our guys got trapped toward the back. We didn’t run bad, but we didn’t run great.” Still, the Panthers have run – and run successfully – against some of the top teams in Ohio, beating Medina, for example, at Galion. Medina, which was atop the state rankings earlier this season, finished second to La Salle at the Midwest Meet of Champions at Hilliard Oct. 2. Spencer is optimistic heading into the postseason. “If everybody stays healthy,” he said, “I think we can be in the top five (at state) – and anything can happen that day.”

Fierce Farrell La Salle’s Matt Farrell (30) runs for one of his two touchdowns during the first half of the football game against Moeller at Lancer Stadium, Oct 15. La Salle won 31-21, clinching a tie for the Greater Catholic League South Division Championship. The Lancers can win their first-ever outright league title with a win at Elder Oct. 29.

The week at Oak Hills

• The boys’ cross country team finished second to Elder at the Father Rudy Invitational Oct. 9. Cody Lacewell (15:47) finished second overall. • The girls’ cross country team finished fourth of 13 teams at the Father Rudy Invitational Oct. 9. Maggie Bischoff (19:28) finished sixth. • The boys’ soccer team beat Middletown 5-2 Oct. 12 and beat Finneytown 3-2 Oct. 13. • The girls’ soccer team beat Middletown 7-1 Oct. 12. • The girls’ volleyball team beat Middletown 3-0 (25-11, 25-18, 25-20) Oct. 12. The Lady Scots lost 3-0 to Mother of Mercy (25-18, 25-19, 25-23) Oct. 14.

The week at Seton

• The volleyball team defeated Lakota East 2-0 (2517, 25-22) Oct. 9 and lost to St. Ursula 3-2 (21-25, 26-24, 22-25, 25-16, 15-7) Oct. 12. • The soccer team tied Walnut Hills 1-1 Oct. 9, beat Fenwick 4-2 Oct. 11 and beat Roger Bacon 5-0 Oct. 13

The week at Taylor

• The boys’ cross country team finished 12th of 13 teams at the Father Rudy Invitational Oct. 9. • The girls’ volleyball team beat Mariemont 3-2 (25-19, 1725, 18-25, 25-20, 15-13) Oct. 12 and lost 3-0 to Indian Hill 3-0 (25-22, 25-22, 25-9) Oct. 14. • The boys’ soccer team beat Western Hills 8-0 Oct. 11 and lost to Indian Hill 2-0 Oct. 12. • The girls’ soccer team beat Western Hills 10-0 Oct. 11 and lost 7-0 to Indian Hill Oct. 14.

The week at Western Hills

• The girls’ volleyball team lost to Winton Woods (25-22, 25-10, 25-12) Oct. 13.

Grauvogel honored

College of Mount St. Joseph volleyball player Jamie Grauvogel recently helped the Lions to a 3-1 record, including a 3-0 league mark and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week for the second time.



Laumann, Meek lead Oak Hills golf program By Tony Meale

The Oak Hills High School golf program will not have any performers at state this season, but that may not be the case in years to come. Each squad had one player – freshman Sam Meek for the boys and sophomore MacKenzie Laumann for the girls – advance to the district tournament, which was Oct. 13 at Weatherwax Golf Course. Meek, who shot a 76 to finish tied for 20th overall, was the only freshman to qualify for districts as an individual in the entire Southwest region. “I was pretty impressed with what he was able to do this year,” Oak Hills boys head coach Aron Strine said. “He found one or two holes (at districts) where he struggled, but I was very impressed with his focus and poise. His future is very bright.” Although Meek finished tied for 20th, he was just three strokes off of Loveland senior Thomas Rooney, who shot a 73 and qualified for state as an individual. The only freshman in the field to finish better than Meek was Beavercreek’s Casey Stafford, who shot a

Seton’s Molly Arnold performs at districts Oak Hills wasn’t the only local program with individual district-qualifiers. Seton High School junior Molly Arnold advanced to district play, shooting an 88 to finish tied for 39th. Arnold advanced after shooting an 86 at sectionals.


Elder golfer Brennen Walsh advances to the state golf tournament, which will be Oct. 22-23. 75. Laumann, meanwhile, finished 56th overall with a 97. “She didn’t do as well as she hoped,” Lady Scots head coach Sandy Fernbacher said. “Some days in golf, you just don’t have your mojo. She didn’t whine, she didn’t complain – she just didn’t have a great day.”

The Saints are another team could make some noise next season. Their lineup is comprised of three juniors (Arnold, Sarah Banfill and Jordan Lipps) and two sophomores (Andrea Toth and Maggie Keyes). Seton fell five strokes shy of advancing to districts as a team. Still, Fernbacher, who predicted in the preseason that Laumann would advance to districts, was more than impressed with Laumann’s campaign. “She met my expectations,” Fernbacher said. “(Advancing to districts) was one of her goals, and she did it. With her only being a sophomore, it was a great experience for her.” Overall, it was a solid season for both squads. The boys’ team placed ninth of 10 teams at the Greater Miami Conference Tournament but finished tied for fifth at sectionals, which were held Oct. 6 at Miami Whitewater Forest Golf Course. The Highlanders, which shot a 346, tied with Harrison and finished behind state-advancer St. Xavier (302) and districtadvancers Fairfield (317), La Salle (325) and Elder (325). Amazingly, the High-

landers fell just one spot short of districts with a starting lineup comprised of three freshmen (Meek, Ben Laumann and Hayden Burns), a sophomore (Chris Beck) and a junior (Zach Hauer). “We’re so young, but we’re competing with teams with juniors and seniors who have put the time in,” Strine said. “I was actually a little disappointed we didn’t finish better (at sectionals). The kids have a lot of talent. They just need to believe (in themselves).” Strine expects even better performances from all of his players next year, particularly Ben Laumann. “He’s been playing for years, and he’s a very good athlete,” Strine said. “He has the understanding, the drive and the willingness to pursue a golf career.” The Lady Scots also performed well with a young squad. They finished sixth at the league tournament and eighth at sectionals, which were held Oct. 4 at Fairfield Golf Course. The Lady Scots, which shot a 382, finished behind state-advancers St. Ursula (311) and Ursuline (318) and district-advancers Sycamore (325) and Mount Notre Dame (349). “I think we did fine for being so young and inexperienced,” Fernbacher said.

Elder’s Walsh advances to state

Elder High School sophomore Brennen Walsh has advanced to the Division I State Boys Golf Championships, which will be Oct. 22-23 at The Ohio State University Scarlet Golf Course in Columbus. Walsh advanced after finishing third overall with a 72 at districts, which were Oct. 13 at Weatherwax. As a team, Elder (312) finished tied for fifth with Lakota East, placing behind state-advancers Moeller (287), St. Xavier (302) and Centerville (305). Lakota West (305) finished fourth. Walsh finished three strokes behind Lakota West senior and two-time defending state champion Korey Ward. Aside from Laumann, the Scots were comprised of one freshman (Michalbeth Hobstetter), two sophomores (Jaime Sanzere and Leah Kathman) and one senior (Lauren Heugel). Fernbacher was perhaps most impressed with Sanzere, who this year averaged a 46 – five strokes lower than her freshman season. Fernbacher added that the goal for next year is to advance the entire team to districts.

Sports & recreation BRIEFLY Autenrieb named top player

Thomas More College sophomore defensive back Zach Autenrieb, an Elder High School graduate, was named the Presidents’ Athletic Conf e r e n c e Defensive Player of the Week Oct. 12 by the conf e r e n c e office. Autenrieb posted a pair Autenrieb of interceptions for ninth-ranked Thomas More, including one returned 32 yards for a touchdown, to lift the unbeaten Saints to a come-from-behind 31-9 PAC win at Grove City College. He also recorded three tackles as the Thomas More defense held the Wolverines to just seven offensive points and 228 total offensive yards.

Laumann feted

Oak Hills High School named Kelsey Laumann as its

athlete of the week recently. She is one of the senior captains on this year’s girls’ soccer Laumann team, which has compiled a record of 8-43 and is ranked in the top 10 in Cincinnati. She is the team’s leading scorer with 10 goals and 12 assists. She is a four-year member of the girls’ soccer program having been selected to 2 Greater Miami Conference all-star teams and a southwest Ohio all star team. She has always been a good teammate supporting and encouraging others to do well. She is a very unselfish player always looking to get others involved. She has set a positive example on the soccer field and in the class room always giving her best effort striving for success. Laumann has accepted an athletic scholarship to continue her soccer and academic careers at Northern Kentucky University next fall.

La Salle, Oak Hills bring home wins With Elder having a bye week, here is a recap of this week’s other football games:

La Salle 31, Moeller 21

The Lancers are on the brink. La Salle (8-0, 2-0) continued its best-ever start with a come-from-behind win over the Crusaders. Senior quarterback Drew Kummer was 16-of-30 for 256 yards for two touchdowns, both of which were hauled in by senior wideout Rodriguez Coleman, who finished with a game-high 104 yards. Senior tailback Matt Farrell carried 12 times for 70 yards and two touchdowns; he also snagged four passes for 96 yards. Kummer also carried for 70 yards. La Salle outgained Moeller 394-302 and won the turnover battle (2-0). Ben Ingle and Zak Cox each had an interception for the Lancers. La Salle plays at St. Francis De Sales Oct. 22 before closing the regular season at Elder Oct. 29. A win over the Panthers would give La Salle its first outright GCL title in school history. The Lancers shared the title once, in 1995 with Elder.

Oak Hills 35, Lakota East 24

Oak Hills senior running back Tommy Konkoly had another big game. He rushed 36 times for 88 yards – just 2.4 yards per carry – but he scored four touchdowns. Senior quarterback Justin Hildreth was 9-of-17 for 115 yards. Receivers Dylan Simpkin, Jacob Allison and Marcus Staples each had three grabs. Oak Hills held East to 165 total yards and forced two turnovers, including an interception by senior linebacker Thomas Ruess. Oak Hills (3-5, 1-4) trailed 24-14 in the fourth quarter before reeling off three touchdowns, including a 42-yard punt return by Jon Fisher, to snap a four-game losing streak. The Highlanders host Princeton Oct. 22 before closing the regular season at Colerain Oct. 29.

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La Salle finishes 2nd at GCL Chamionship

La Salle High School cross country coach Frank Russo has great confidence in his No. 1 runner, senior Travis Hawes – perhaps even more confidence than Hawes has in himself. “We try to make projections for our guys – realistic projections – because it’s a source of motivation and the guys can see where we see them finishing,” Russo said. “We see Travis in the top five (at state). We think he has the talent, experience and now the strength to perform and compete at that level.” Hawes has run at the cross country state meet every year. He finished 12th as a freshman, 64th as a sophomore, and, in a season derailed by mononucleosis, 57th as a junior. He hopes for a top-10 finish this season. When told that Russo projected him in the top five, Hawes smiled. “Coach is always going high,” he joked. “But that would definitely help our team score.” La Salle, which is the topranked team in Ohio, is gunning for a third consecutive appearance at the Division I State Cross Country Championships, which will be Nov. 6 at Scioto Downs Race

The La Salle High School cross country team finished runner-up to Elder at the GCL Championship Oct. 16 at Rapid Run Park. The Lancers, the top-ranked team in the state, fell to Elder, ranked second in the city, by Track in Columbus. After finishing a disappointing 16th in 2009 and 15th in 2008, the Lancers, which had five top-two finishes at state from 2001 to 2006 – including back-toback championships in ’05 and ’06 – hope to add more hardware to one of Ohio’s most storied programs. “We’re not going to beat around the bush,” Russo said. “Our goal is to win the state title. We feel we have the team, the talent, the experience and we’ve prepared. Now it’s about staying healthy and executing on that first Saturday in November.” Hawes, who has the fastest time in the GCL this season (15:28 entering the league meet Oct. 16), is at the forefront of La Salle’s state-title hopes. “The most important thing I’ve seen out of Travis this season is his overall strength has improved,” Russo said. “The quality of

seven points. Elder senior Josh Makin, the GCL-South Runner of the Year, finished first in a time of 15:31.25. La Salle senior Ethan Bokeno placed second, finishing less than three seconds behind Makin. his work-outs has improved. His consistency day-to-day in practice has improved. Those three elements hopefully will pay dividends for him.” Said senior teammate Ethan Bokeno, “His work ethic and training have been off-the-charts this year.” Bokeno, who hopes for a top-25 finish at state, is La Salle’s No. 2 runner. Rounding out the top five are seniors Kevin Kluesener and Alex Thiery, as well as junior Drew Michel. La Salle’s average one-through-five time is 15:51. The Lancers are undefeated when that quintet runs together. La Salle won the Greenville Invitational Aug. 28, the Midwest Catholic Championship Sept. 25, the Midwest Meet of Champions Oct. 2 and the Les Eisenhart Invitational Oct. 9. The Lancers’ top seven runners – including Matt Nie and Marc Nie – all recorded

personal-bests at the Meet of Champions, which featured some of the top teams in the state, including Medina, St. Ignatius, Mason, Dublin Coffman and St. John’s Jesuit. “The depth of talent that was in that field, the competitiveness and what was at stake all contributed to our overall performance,” Russo said. “We wanted to see everyone prior to the state meet, and we’ve done that.”

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Last week’s question

What are your favorite and least favorite campaign ads this political season? Why? The very untrue one about Dusty Rhodes “secretly” planning to retire. It is his money that he has paid into the system either directly or as part of his salary. How he uses it or when is nobody’s business. D. The Steve Driehaus ads are (were) despicable and full of lies. Was glad to see the national committee write him off and cancel $500k+ of more of his garbage propaganda. When you have no record to run on, sold out your community and your faith - all you can do is throw garbage and tell lies. Will be curious to see where Driehaus ends up after he is voted out of office - he will undoubtedly have some high paying position at the expense of the taxpayers as his payoff for selling out to Pelosi and Obama. Can only hope the new Congress will cut the funding for his job. NWS Least favorable, Steve Driehaus accusing his opponent of not getting the medals for the soldier from Delhi’s father. Most favorable Rob Portman’s about the loss of jobs in Ohio. L.S. Frankly, I do not have a “favorite” because they all deal with very negative visuals and comments about their opponents. One is expected to believe that the opposing candidate is personally responsible for all the negative things that have happened on his/her watch, and that, by putting “me” in office “I” will singlehandedly make everything right. That is not reality. Every office holder, especially our elected officials in Congress, have had a lot of “help” in failing to fix what is wrong with this country. It is time to do away with the political party slams in the ads. Just tell me specifically what you will do if elected! TM I have no favorite. I dislike all the ads that end with the tag line of: “This is (candidate) and I approve this message.” Of course he approves the message! It is his ad. What is wrong with the former tag line plea of just asking for my vote? Also, get rid of all the negative opponent bashing ads, i.e.; If you can’t say something good, don’t say anything. Sometimes silence is golden. Are you reading this Mr. Candidate? You want my vote? Show some class! If you have any. WKS

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I think my mother blamed Franklin Delano Roosevelt for the Christmas merchandising that engulfs Thanksgiving. By 1939, the Great Depression had been grinding on for a decade and the Second World War had just erupted in Europe. The United States economy continued to look bleak. When U.S. retailers begged FDR to move Thanksgiving up a week to increase the shopping days before Christmas, he agreed. In Mom's estimation, moving that date opened the floodgates to football games that interrupted the family feast of thanks as well as the excesses of Christmas merchandising that crept earlier each year. Sorry, Mom. You can't blame FDR for the Christmas display I saw at Home Depot in early October. If it weren't for the need for shelf space for the Halloween candy, I'm sure Kroger would be right in there, too. Yes, Black Friday is all about turning red ink into black. But I have found a way to fight back. No, I won't boycott any store that displays Christmas

goods before a particular, arbitrary date. I tried that one year but they didn't seem to notice. Instead, I have determined to use every opporCinda tunity to extend Gorman my personal season of Community Thanksgiving as Press guest long as possible. columnist Every time I see a Christmas bauble or reference to “seasonal shopping” in the media, I will be reminded to take time to be thankful for one more thing. I preached in Bright, Ind., on that chilly weekend that inspired us to switch out the summer clothes for the winter garb. (Do you remember when we got fooled into thinking we needed a supply of sweaters the first weekend of October?) I asked the congregation how many had stopped in the midst of that task to thank God for two sets of clothing? And how many had put away some of those

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We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics important to you in The Western Hills Press. Include your name, address and phone number(s) so we may verify your letter. Letters of 200 or fewer words and columns of 500 or fewer words have the best chance of being published. All submissions may be edited for length, accuracy and clarity. Deadline: Noon Friday E-mail: westernhills@ Fax: 853-6220 U.S. mail: See box below Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Western Hills Press may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. summer clothes to donate next spring to a charity? Then I confessed that one of my winter skirts was a bit snug when I put it on. That became an opportunity to be thankful for the food I obviously had plenty of and the gym I could go to in order to stay more trim.

The list of opportunities to be grateful is as long as your wakeful days. Yes, there are leaves to be raked but they provide us the chance to be thankful for the shade of the trees and the beauty of fall. There are lousy drivers to be contended with as well as a car to be blessed with for commuting to the job. It isn't just a Pollyanna “everycloud-has-a-silver-lining” attitude. It is an awareness that we have multiple opportunities to be grateful that can too easily slip by. Here's a start. You may have seen the bumper sticker: If you can read this, thank a teacher. Be on the lookout from now until Thanksgiving for the less obvious blessings. And when that particular day for thanks rolls around in November, you will be well rehearsed in a rhythm of gratitude. Cinda Gorman, a life and career coach, is coordinator and host of the Western Hills Job Search Satellite Group. You can reach her at 513-662-1244 or Her website is

Your ash trees are not doomed to die It is commonly known that the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) kills ash trees. There is a misconception that there’s no completely effective treatment and eventually the tree must be taken down. This is completely false! In a recent article, “Emerald Ash Borer Population Growing,” Paul Drury, assistant administrator of Anderson Township, did a great job of describing the problem. However, he concluded his article with a defeatist attitude that revealed a lack of knowledge. Just like Mariemont, and many other municipalities, individuals are not up with current research or are mislead. Many draw their conclusions from a June 2007 paper, The Potential Economic Impacts of Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) on Ohio, U.S., Communities by Sydnor, Bumgardner and Todd, that was constructed improperly focusing only on removing ash trees.

In this paper, the word “save” does not appear one time. The focus is on rip and replace and not saving valuable trees. Today, the are Tim Back authors rewriting the Community paper. Press guest In 2009, after columnist another twoyear study, the solution to the EAB was revealed and published in Options for Protecting Ash Trees from Emerald Ash Borer. In that report scientists from these universities, Ohio State, Purdue, Michigan State, Wisconsin and Illinois, identified the most effective treatment. “A new product that is effective for two years or even longer (emamectin benzoate) has altered the economics of treating ash

trees… emamectin benzoate is the only product tested to date that controls EAB for more than one year with a single application.” In a study since 2006, Daniel Herms, PhD, Department of Entomology, the Ohio State University, stated “A single trunk injection of emamectin benzoate (TREE-äge) provided up to three years control,” Multiyear Evaluations of Systemic Insecticides for Control of Emerald Ash Borer. In another paper Herms stated, “The emamectin benzoate trees had less than one larva per square meter or greater than 99 percent control.” Some argue that removal and replacement is more cost effective than treatment. However, this too is a misconception based on old data. Removing a 12.4-inch tree will lose a landscape value of $2,240, cost an additional $675 for tree and stump removal, and $290 for a replacement 2.4-inch tree.

In contrast, that same 12.4inch tree could be treated with TREE-äge for only $149, a threeyear protection, and less than half that price for municipal parks and streets. So there you have it. Your trees can be saved by this treatment, proven effective by multiple university studies. I’ve personally saved more than 3,000 trees, and it should be 30,000. The treatment is there, decision makers just need to wake up and use it. I encourage you to go to your park boards and city councils to ask your leaders why – why aren’t you treating the ash trees with this innovative treatment? It’s time to fight to save the beautiful ash trees. Tim Back, an International Society of Arboriculture certified arborist since 1997 and owner of Back Tree Service, 742-8733, has saved ash trees for years. Visit his blog on saving ash trees

Compassionate allowances hasten decisions I recently was a member of an expert panel featured at an informational session entitled “Frankly Speaking About Coping with the Cost of Care.” The three-hour event was sponsored for cancer patients and their caregivers by The Wellness Community, an affiliate of the Cancer Support Community. I discussed Medicare and Social Security, highlighting Social Security’s Compassionate Allowance initiative. In February, the agency added 38 new compassionate allowance conditions, an expansion that expedites disability benefits to thousands of Americans with disabilities. This is the first expansion since October 2008, when Social Security announced the original list of 50 Compassionate Allowance conditions – 25 cancers and 25 rare diseases. “Unfortunately, many hardworking people with cancer may

not only face intensive treatment to save their lives. They may also find themselves truly unable to perform their daily work-related Sue Denny activities and as Community a result, may serious Press guest face financial concolumnist cerns, such as the loss of income and the cost of treatment,” said Daniel E. Smith, president of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, when the initial list of 50 conditions was announced. “The Social Security Administration’s Compassionate Allowances program will help streamline the disability benefits application process so that benefits are quickly provided to those

who need them most.” Compassionate Allowances are a way of quickly identifying diseases and other medical conditions that clearly qualify for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability benefits. It allows the agency to electronically target and make speedy decisions for the most obviously disabled individuals. The new conditions range from adult brain disorders to rare diseases that primarily affect children. In developing the expanded list, Social Security held public hearings and worked closely with the National Institutes of Health, Alzheimer’s Association, National Organization for Rare Disorders and other groups. “The addition of these new conditions expands the scope of Compassionate Allowances to a broader subgroup of conditions like early-onset Alzheimer’s dis-

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ease,” said Social Security Commissioner Michael J. Astrue. “The expansion … means tens of thousands of Americans with devastating disabilities will now get approved for benefits in a matter of days rather than months and years.” Social Security will continue to hold hearings and look for other diseases and conditions that can be added to the list of Compassionate Allowances. “There can be no higher priority than getting disability benefits quickly to those Americans with these severe and life-threatening conditions,” Astrue said. For more information about Compassionate Allowances, visit Sue Denny is a public affairs specialist at the Cincinnati Downtown office. Are you interested in hosting a free presentation about Social Security? Contact



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At the Literacy Network’s third annual Tee Up for Literacy Moonlight Golf Scramble were, from left in front Kristie Berra and Shelly Gillis and back, Tim Berry and Joe Gillis.





At the Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati third annual Tee up for Literacy Moonlight Golf Scramble were, in front, Debbie Cappel, left, and Shelly Gillis, and back, Mike Cappel and Joe Gillis.

Golfers tee up for Literacy Network The Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati hosted its third annual Tee up for Literacy Moonlight Golf Scramble in August at Delhi Hills Par 3 Golf Course. The event was sponsored by Ohio National Financial Services, Graydon Head & Ritchey, LLP, Protective Life Insurance Company, Matt Riggs, and the Great American Insurance Group. After a shotgun start at 9 p.m., golfers used glowing neon balls and flashlights to navigate the course throughout the night. Over $8,000


was raised from companies and individuals to sponsor LNGC’s many services. Team Oltean triumphed one night with the lowest score of 26. Team members Rich Oltean, Paul Tepe, Jonathan Fong and Juan Aviles each received a box of golf balls, a $20 Golf Galaxy gift card, a $10 gift certificate to Crossroads Sports Bar & Grill, and two free golf coupons at General Custards. Bridge Worldwide’s team obtained the lowest score of 24 on the second night. Team members

Criss Titschinger, Steve Fadak and Jay Sponsler each received a $20 gift certificate to Crossroads Sports Bar and Grill, a coupon for a free bucket of balls at Cincinnati Golf Center, two buy one get one free General Custer’s Golf and Gulp coupons, and $10 in Bob Bucks from Bob Roncker’s Running Spot. For more information about the Literacy Network, call 513-6217323 (621- READ) or visit


Golfing during the Literacy Network’s golf scramble are, from left, Don Cappel, Wyndi Cappel, Nikkie Cappel, Harry Cappel.



From left, Morteza Danesh, David Stein, Josh Stein, Raymond Stein participated in the Literacy Network's golf scramble.

Representing Johnson Investments at the Literacy Network golf scramble were, front from left, Left Diane Jagoditz and Tricia Roettker, back, Joe Jagoditz and David Roettker.


At the Literacy Network golf scramble were, from left, Kevin and Terri Carrick of Delhi Township, and Ken Schneider and Schneider.


At the Literacy Network golf scramble at Delhi Par 3 course, were from left, John Harmeyer, Harry W. Cappel, Jeff Hendricks, Matt Hannahan. Cappel lives in Delhi Township.


Paul A. Deiters, Steve Deiters, Teresa Deiters, Sheila Drury were golfers in the third annual golf scramble fro the Literacy Network.


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Intermediate Sewing Classes, 9:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave. Child care available. Classes offered on a six-week rotating schedule. Participants must have completed beginner classes. Free. Registration required. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673; West Price Hill.


Rescuing Charles Nalle: Harriet Tubman and the Underground RailRoad. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road. Paintings, drawings and prints by Mark Priest of the harrowing experiences of Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman and one of her passengers Charles Nalle. Presented by College of Mount St. Joseph. 244-4314. Delhi Township.


Girls Life, 3:30-5:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave. Presentations by guest speakers, arts and crafts, and community service projects. Field trips on Wednesdays. Ages 11-13. Registration required. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673, ext. 15. West Price Hill.


Pietra Fitness Slow Flow Class, 9:1510:15 a.m., Shiloh United Methodist Church, 5261 Foley Road. Beginners to intermediate. Class connects breathe with a balanced stream of gentle as well as powerful, dynamic movements. Develops flexibility, strength, balance and stress reduction. $5. Presented by Pietra Fitness. 451-3600; Delhi Township. Pietra Fitness Gentle Class, 11:45 a.m.12:45 p.m., Shiloh United Methodist Church, 5261 Foley Road. For beginners and those seeking a more relaxed practice. $5. Presented by Pietra Fitness. 451-3600; Delhi Township. Pietra Fitness Chair Class, 1-1:45 p.m., Shiloh United Methodist Church, 5261 Foley Road. Class is held sitting in a chair or using a chair for support. $5. Presented by Pietra Fitness. 451-3600; Delhi Township.


Rescuing Charles Nalle: Harriet Tubman and the Underground RailRoad. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, 2444314. Delhi Township.


Butler Squares, 7:30-10 p.m., Miami Whitewater Township Firehouse, 6736 Ohio 128. Plus-level square dance club open to all experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Miamitown.


Lettuce Eat Well Winter Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road. Locally produced food items. Free. Presented by Lettuce Eat Well. 6611792; Cheviot.


Make No Bones About It, 7-8:30 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, 3820 Westwood Northern Blvd. Information on osteoporosis for women. Chuck Barlage, of Creative Aging, guest speaker. Includes door prizes and refreshments. 662-2048; Cheviot.


Dent Haunted Schoolhouse, 7:30 p.m.-midnight, Dent Schoolhouse, Schoolhouse and hall: $30 fast pass, $20; schoolhouse: $25 fast pass, $15, $7 lights on tour. 598-4600; Dent. Dungeons of Delhi Haunted House, 7 p.m.midnight, Del-Fair Shopping Center, 362 Anderson Ferry Road. This year’s haunted attraction features 33 rooms of terror. Park in front and walk around the right side of building. Ticket sales and entrance in back of building. $8; $4 same night re-entry. Presented by Delhi Township Police Department. 252-6007; Delhi Township. St. William Haunted House and Fall Festival, 7-10:30 p.m., St. William School, 4125 St. William Ave. Haunted house, Haunted Hallway, take picture with a monster, games, food, crafts, face painting, candy and other treats. Benefits St. William Elementary School. $6; free parking. 921-0247. West Price Hill.


Dent Haunted Schoolhouse, 7:30-10 p.m., Dent Schoolhouse, 5963 Harrison Ave. More than 50 rooms of horror. Detention Hall, terrifying new attraction, is behind the schoolhouse for bad students and weather permitting. Concessions available. Fully covered waiting line. Free parking. Schoolhouse and hall: $30 fast pass, $20; schoolhouse: $25 fast pass, $15, $7 lights on tour. 598-4600; Dent.


Jonathan Mooney, 7-8:30 p.m., College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road, College Theatre. Author of “The Short Bus,” speaks. Lobby opens at 6 p.m. for coffee and book sales. Free. 244-4871. Delhi Township. F R I D A Y, O C T . 2 2


Piecemakers, 2-4 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave. Quilters and sewers create projects to benefit the community. Child care available. Free. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673; West Price Hill.

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Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road. Includes leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and tree and shrub prunings. Hamilton County residents only. Commercial businesses and landscapers not eligible to participate in this program. 946-7755; Green Township. Rep. Denise Driehaus’ Office Hours, 910:30 a.m., Corner BLOC Coffee, 3101 Price Ave. Share your questions, concerns or request assistance with casework. Free. 800-282-0253; Price Hill.


Aerobics Class, 10:30 a.m., Westside Boxing and Fitness Club Inc., $20 for five classes; $5 per class. 314-7315. East Price Hill.


Dent Haunted Schoolhouse, 7:30 p.m.-midnight, Dent Schoolhouse, WEBN-FM (102.7) broadcasting 8-10 p.m. Schoolhouse and hall: $30 fast pass, $20; schoolhouse: $25 fast pass, $15, $7 lights on tour. 598-4600; Dent. Dungeons of Delhi Haunted House, 7 p.m.midnight, Del-Fair Shopping Center, $8; $4 same night re-entry. 252-6007; Delhi Township. St. William Haunted House and Fall Festival, 7-10:30 p.m., St. William School, $6; free parking. 921-0247. West Price Hill. Halloween Spooktacular, 7-10 p.m., Harvest Home Park, Free. 661-8716. Cheviot. Trunk Or Treat, 5:30-7 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, 3820 Westwood Northern Blvd. Family trick-or-treating from trunk-totrunk in church parking lot. Treats, snacks, costumes, pumpkins and more. Free. 6622048; Cheviot.

MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK BlueStone Ivory, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 251-7977. Riverside.


John Pennington, 7:30 p.m., Refuge Coffee Bar, 5010 Glenway Ave. With Nic Pater. Ambient/instrumental music. 429-4215; Price Hill.


The 18th annual St. William Haunted House and Fall Festival kicks off this weekend at the school, 4125 St. William Ave. Hours are 7-10:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, Saturday, Oct. 23, Friday, Oct. 29, and Saturday, Oct. 30. Admission is $6 and parking is free. In addition to a haunted house and haunted hallway, guests can have their photo taken with a monster, play games and do crafts. Proceeds benefit St. William School. For more information, call 921-0247 or visit


German Heritage Museum, 1-5 p.m., German Heritage Museum, 4790 West Fork Road. Two-story 1830 log house furnished with German immigrant memorabilia. Free, donations accepted. Presented by GermanAmerican Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati. 598-5732; Green Township.


Dent Haunted Schoolhouse, 7:30-10 p.m., Dent Schoolhouse, Schoolhouse and hall: $30 fast pass, $20; schoolhouse: $25 fast pass, $15, $7 lights on tour. Lights on tour 5:30-7:30 p.m. 598-4600; Dent. Dungeons of Delhi Haunted House, 7-9 p.m., Del-Fair Shopping Center, Lights on tour 5-6:30 p.m. $8; $4 same night reentry. 252-6007; Delhi Township.

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Halloween Spooktacular, 7-10 p.m., Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road. Hayride through Cheviot $3, haunted barn, costume contest, miniature train ride, games for children, “Howl at the Moon” contest and petting zoo. Concessions available. Vendors from Lettuce Eat Well Farmer’s Market. Free. Presented by Cheviot Police Association. 6618716. Cheviot.

MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK BlueStone Ivory, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road. 2517977. Riverside.


Andrew Shore Saved, 7 p.m., Refuge Coffee Bar, 5010 Glenway Ave. Comedy and music. 429-4215; Price Hill.


Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free. 9467755; Green Township.


Italian Dinner, 4-7 p.m., Elder High School, 3900 Vincent Ave. Cafeteria. Benefits Elder High School Band. $7. Presented by Elder High School Band. 922-6415. West Price Hill.


Meet the Candidates Forum, 7-9 p.m., Midway Elementary School, 3156 Glenmore Ave. Candidates will mingle and state positively the reasons they should be elected. Presented by Westwood Concern. 363-3500; Westwood.


Girls Life, 3:30-5:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, Registration required. 471-4673, ext. 15. West Price Hill.



Angels of Mercy Ride and Benefit, 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Rohrer’s Tavern, 418 Three Rivers Parkway, Ride through country roads. Ends at Dew Drop Inn for party, $10. Party includes food, music, raffles, door prizes and more. Ages 21 and up. Benefits SaNyiah Rose’Lynn Memorial Foundation. $20 double, $15 single. Registration required. 3253857; North Bend.

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Trunk or Treat, 4-6 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 3628 Boudinot Ave. Trick or treating out of decorated trunks. Includes movie, snacks and games. Costumes encouraged. Family friendly. Free. 661-5166. Westwood. M O N D A Y, O C T . 2 5

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Girls Club, 3:30-5:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave. Presentations by guest speakers, arts and crafts, and community service projects. Field trips on Wednesdays. Ages 8-10. Registration required. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673, ext. 15. West Price Hill. HOME & GARDEN

Year-Round Gardening, 6:30 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road. Free Fall Bouquets: How to create beautiful fall bouquets and displays, courtesy of Mother Nature and the White Oak Garden Center. Learn new ideas for planning and maintaining garden throughout the year. Adults only. With White Oak Garden Center staff. Free. 385-3313; Monfort Heights.

Line Dance Class, 10-11 a.m., Dunham Recreation Complex, 4356 Dunham Lane, Line dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. 321-6776. West Price Hill.


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ART & CRAFT CLASSES Scrapbooking, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave. Child care available. Free. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 4714673; West Price Hill. CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Girls Club, 3:30-5:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, Registration required. 471-4673, ext. 15. West Price Hill.


Line Dancing, 7-11 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road. 251-7977. Riverside.


Sayler Park Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m., Sayler Park, Parkland Avenue and Monitor Street, Local produce, spices, dips, salad dressings, barbecue sauce, baked goods, ice cream, plants and flowers. Presented by Sayler Park Village Council. 6750496. Sayler Park.

Square Dance Class, 10-11:30 a.m., Dunham Recreation Complex, 4356 Dunham Lane, Dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 321-6776. West Price Hill.



Graduate Information Session, 6-8 p.m., College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road. Seton Center. Attendees meet with representatives from Mount’s graduate programs in education, nursing, organizational leadership, physical therapy and religious studies. Free. Registration required. 2444723. Delhi Township.

Movers and Shakers, 10:30 a.m., Westwood Branch Library, 3345 Epworth Ave. Music and movement for toddlers. Ages 12-36 months. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4474. Westwood.


Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center Taekwondo, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Youth) and 7:30-8:30 p.m. (Adults and family), Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, 3017 Harrison Ave. With Mark Stacey, six-degree black belt. Ongoing classes meet Mondays and Wednesdays. Family rates available. Ages 3 and up. $40 uniform fee; $35 per month. Registration required. 662-9109; Westwood. T U E S D A Y, O C T . 2 6


The USS Nightmare has returned to Newport for its 19th haunting season. Built on a real working steamboat, the USS Nightmare houses the river’s most notorious spirits and with 2010 brings new twists and turns to the tour with 30 minutes of bone-chilling fright as visitors meander through eerie rooms and corridors. Tours are Wednesday through Sunday until Oct. 31. Regular show times are 7-11 p.m. weekdays and Sunday, and 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Tour not recommended for children. Ages 10 and under with adult. $20 RIP express, $16. Online discounts include family four-pack for $48 and Wednesday six-pack for $60. Visit for more information or call 859-802-5826.

ART & CRAFT CLASSES Beginner Sewing Classes, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave. Child care available. Classes offered on a six-week rotating schedule. Free. Registration required. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 4714673; West Price Hill.


Cincinnati Ballet presents Tchaikovsky’s ballet fairytale “The Sleeping Beauty,” Friday, Oct. 22, through Sunday, Oct. 24, at Music Hall. In celebration of the ballet’s return to Music Hall, a never-before-seen set will be unveiled for the third act. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $30-$80. “The Sleeping Beauty’s Pajama Party” at Music Hall’s Corbett Tower is 12:30-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 and Sunday, Oct. 24. Young audience members can enjoy dance, crafts and treats at this preperformance luncheon. Tickets are $40 or $70 for the party and performance package. Call 513-621-5282 or visit


October 20, 2010

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What talents lie behind the masks we wear? It was Halloween. A woman opened her door and said to the little boy costumed as a lion, “My, you look so fierce!” He growled n d Father Lou aclawed the Guntzelman air with Perspectives his left paw. The next doorbell ringer was a little girl dressed as a princess. The woman told her “You’re so pretty, you look like Princess Diana used to look.” When we put on a mask or costume, whether we’re a child or adult, something inside us is unleashed. It’s tantalizing to imagine ourselves in another role. In a way, we already own a mask we wear daily over our real self’s face. It serves as a protection and helps us socially. Psychologically it’s called our persona. Without a persona/mask we feel too vulnerable, too easily known, and too easily rejected. There are parts of us that, quite understandingly, others would not like if they saw – perhaps unbridled anger, selfishness, cruelty, a dysfunctional sexual appetite, various addictions or laziness.

These aspects are kept out of sight in the shadow part of our personality as best we can. Our parents and teachers didn’t like them. Nor are we proud of them. Trouble comes when we deny they’re there. But we also have some very positive talents we may keep hidden. Why do we hide them? Because we’re afraid we might be called upon to use them, or in using them risk embarrassment, and sometimes we just don’t want to expend the energy to carry them out. Some of us keep out wonderful traits covered by our persona. I think of very ordinary looking Susan Boyle blowing the judges and the public away when she sang on “Britain’s Got Talent.” Civilized society, however, depends on the use of personas. We expect interactions between people to be carried out through their personal or professional persona. It helps us know who we’re dealing with. The little boy at the front door was not really a lion, and the little girl not really a princess. To wear a costume and mask to a party feels freeing because it reminds us and others that there is a lot more to us than the familiar persona we have. It’s said we humans die having used only about 20

It is time adjust our masks and come to know ourselves better, who we are, and bring out some of the golden and talented parts of our personality. percent of our potential. Actors and actresses must be partially drawn to their careers by the opportunity to explore other aspects of their person and receive acclaim for it. It’s an interesting observation that we Christians have created a persona/mask for Jesus Christ. He is expected to wear a less human mask than ours, though he became one of us. At the wedding feast in Cana some actually find it difficult to think of him as

writes: “When it’s over, if I have made of my like something particular, and real, I don’t want to find myself sighing and frightened, or full of argument. I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.


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drinking real wine, laughing out loud, joining in a dance, or being humorous. The mask we’ve assigned him is always somber, serious, frowning in disapproval, or telling someone to shape up. He can’t be too human, we conclude. Especially for adults, the second half of life is like the day after Halloween. It is time adjust our masks and come to know ourselves better, who we are, and bring out some of the golden and talented

parts of our personality. After our children are raised our truest and best selves need to be coaxed forth. The dark parts of our personality must be acknowledged, contained and moderated. But talent wants out. If we’ve always dreamed of painting, singing, coaching, dancing, composing poetry or music, teaching or caring for others in their need, now’s the time. As poet Mary Oliver

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October 20, 2010

There’s no trick to making easy Halloween treats I love putting pumpkins a n d gourds around the huge bunch of corn stalks t h a t Frank, my husband, Rita t i e s Heikenfeld together in the garden Rita’s kitchen for Halloween. We also let the kids arrange more pumpkins and

gourds on top of the straw bale near the outhouse. Of course, I have my alter ego, my friendly witch, holding court with jack-olanterns outside the back door.

of you remember Bev – our area’s first food star). She lives in Utah and is busy with food, family and friends. Bev makes a fun and unique line of homemade cards – you can e-mail her at She’d love to hear from you. Here’s my adaptation of Bev’s recipe. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.

Ultimate caramel corn

I tasted my first batch of this years ago when friend Bert brought some over. I was so impressed that this crunchy treat could be made at home. “It’s a Beverly Nye recipe,” Bert told me. (Lots

14 cups popped corn 3 cups mixed salted or unsalted nuts


2 sticks butter 2 cups dark brown sugar 1 ⁄2 cup light corn syrup 1 ⁄4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon vanilla 1 ⁄2 teaspoon baking soda Optional but good: 2 cups candy corn and/or black and orange M&Ms To avoid sticking, use vegetable spray to coat both inside of large bowl, cookie sheets and spoons that you will use. Put popcorn and nuts in bowl. Set aside. Over medium heat, bring to a boil everything but the soda. Boil five minutes. Add baking soda and stir. Pour over popcorn mixture, stirring well to coat. Pour onto two or three sprayed cookie sheets. Bake one hour, stirring every 15 minutes to distribute coating. Let cool to allow coating to harden, add candy, and then store at room temperature, covered.

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4 green apples 1 cup of chunky peanut butter 1 ⁄2 cup of chopped peanuts (optional) 1 ⁄2 cup of Rice Krispies 1 ⁄4 cup of raisins Cut the apples into quarters and remove the core, leaving it hollow for the filling. Mix the peanut butter, chopped peanuts, cereal and raisins. Spoon them into the apple hollows. Looks like bugs, and kids just love it.

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Pumpkins can provide a new, and spooky, way to display Cincinnati-style chili.

Wormy chili in pumpkin

To make pumpkin shell: hollow out pumpkin to about 1⁄2-inch thickness (this is so shell won’t collapse) and save seeds for roasting. Put shell and top on sprayed cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees about 20 minutes or just until tender. Don’t overbake or shell will be to weak to hold chili. Fill with favorite chili. Before serving, spoon spaghetti strands on top and let hang over for “worms.” Shell can be made several days in advance and rewarmed before filling.

Roasted pumpkin seeds

Clean and dry seeds. Toss with olive oil and any seasoning you like: sea salt, Southwestern spice, whatever. Bake at 350 degrees until toasted, about 20 minutes.

Praline crunch snack mix

Lee Ochs, director of Jungle Jim’s cooking school, shared this recipe when I was prepping for a class. It was absolutely addictive. The staff kept coming back for “just a little more.” Here’s my adaptation.

16 oz. box oatmeal squares cereal 2 cups pecans, lightly toasted and coarsely chopped (or your favorite nuts) 1 ⁄2 cup dark or light brown sugar, firmly packed 1 ⁄2 cup light corn syrup 1 ⁄2 stick (4 tablespoons) butter 1 tablespoon vanilla 1 ⁄2 teaspoon each: baking soda and salt 2 teaspoons cinnamon Preheat oven to 250. Spray a cookie sheet with sides or a 9-by-13 pan. Combine cereal and nuts in large sprayed bowl and set aside. Either on the stove or in microwave, combine sugar, syrup and butter. Bring to a boil and stir in vanilla, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Pour over cereal mixture and stir to coat. Pour onto cookie sheet and bake 45 minutes to one hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool completely and break into pieces. Store at room temperature. Makes eight cups.

Tips from Rita

Keep those jack-olanterns from shriveling: Keep your carved creation looking unpuckered by mixing 2 tablespoons vinegar and a teaspoon of lemon juice into 3 cups of water. Brush over carved areas. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.


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Salvation Army auctioning off dolls The newly remodeled Armstrong Chapel on Drake Road in Indian Hill welcomes the return of The Salvation Army Toy Shop Auxiliary's 54th annual Silver Tea and charity doll auction Tuesday, Nov. 9. West Side volunteers at the Toy Shop include: Audrey Dick, of Western Hills; Candy Daulton, of Delhi Township; Lynne Gulleman, of Delhi Township; Betty Michaels, of College Hill; Lorraine Paulson, of College Hill; and Sandra Lee, of Groesbeck. More than 30 beautiful collectible dolls will be auctioned off this year. The auction dolls are one of a kind, all hand dressed. Some are adorned with lovely accessories mostly hand-made by the dresser. There will also be 700 dolls on display dressed by Greater Cincinnati area volunteers, which also constitute part of the thousands of toys the Salvation Army distributes to needy children prior to Christmas. Toy Shop will also distribute 7,000 quality new books to children, which have been personally selected by Auxiliary member and book project chair Audrey Dick of Western Hills. In addition to the dolls, special projects this year include, a beautiful queen sized handmade quilt. Visitors could take home the quilt by purchasing a donation ticket available at the tea for $5.00 to the Salvation Army. New this year, are 30 theme bags designed by Toy Shop's talented Nancy Brown, which will be filled with exciting gifts and gift cards from local stores and restaurants. These are beautiful cloth gift bags suitable for reusing and gift giving for years to come. One of our themes, the Cincinnati Reds bag, will include one night use of Cincinnati Bengals Reds suite at Great American Ballpark in the 2011 season (12 tickets, three parking passes, standard food and beverages) and more. Also, there are two Cincinnati Bengals bags each with four 50-yard line tickets to the Cincinnati Bengals/Buffa-

lo Bills game on Nov. 21, a football signed by Domata Peko, Jonathan Fanene and Rey Maualuga plus other unique football items. Other theme bags include a children's bag, teen bag, Ohio State bag, Cincinnati bag, Kentucky Horse bag, Cincinnati Zoo bag, Newport Aquarium bag and many others each with their own unique gifts. The event begins at 11 a.m. at Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church, 5125 Drake Road, opening with a group of prize-winning dolls from the Auxiliary's doll dressing program. A short program follows in which the award winning doll dressers receive their ribbons. The live auction conducted by Patrick Wilson of Indian Hill begins at 12:15 p.m. and concludes the program. Proceeds from the auction will be used to purchase new dolls and quality children's books for next year's event. Enjoy an afternoon of tea, homemade cookies and music and an opportunity to view, bid and purchase a variety of dolls and theme bags. The event is open to the public. Admission and parking are free. Cash, checks or credit cards will be accepted for the auction. Call 762-5600 for more information.

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October 20, 2010

REUNIONS Western Hills High School Class of 1970 – is looking for missing classmates. Classmates should sent contact information to Bill Rothan or Sue Wilson at, or call 2872341. The reunion is planned for early October of this year. Oak Hills High School Class of 1980 – is having its 30th reunion from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 23 at Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg, Ind. Tickets are $30 for singles or $50 for couples in advance. Day of reunion they will be $40/$60. For more information contact 1980ohhs30threunion@ or visit the blog at http:// Our Lady of Angels Class of 1980 – will celebrate its 30th Reunion at 7 p.m. Oct. 30, at a casual gathering at the Century Inn in Woodlawn. E-mail OurLadyofAngels or see the OLA Facebook page for information. The Woodward High School Class of 1960 – will celebrate its 50th Reunion in October. Classmates, or those who know 1960 graduates, please contact Bill Miller at The Central Baptist High School Class of 2000 – is planning a reunion for early fall this year. The group is looking for the following missing classmates: Roger Brinson, Nick Risch, Jessica Havlick, Penny Major and Abby Morgan. Anyone who knows how to get in touch with these classmates, please e-mail, or visit the class Facebook group titled “Central Baptist Class of 2000 Reunion HQ.” More details about the reunion are forthcoming. Northwest High School Class of 1980 – will celebrate its 30th reunion, 812 p.m. Nov. 5, at Receptions

5975 Boymel Dr., Fairfield, OH 45014. The event will be $30 per person. For more information, please e-mail Sally Demmler at as soon as possible. Classmates from ’79 and ’81 are also welcome to attend. St. Dominic Class of 1973 reunion – is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 27, beginning with Mass at 4:30 p.m., followed by a tour of the school and a gathering in O'Con-

nor Hall at St. Dominic Church. Call Jim Shea at 257-3112 ( e-mail or Marcia Fields Buelterman at 451-7611 (e-mail for information or to make a reservation. A special invitation is extended to students who attended St. Dominic grade school but graduated primary school elsewhere in 1973. Reading High School Class of 1970 – is having another reunion on Saturday, Nov. 13. The group is trying

to find current information on: Glen Bain, Mike Benz, Mary Ann (Burden) Boso, Debbie Decker, Fred Deranger, Donald Friend, Carol Gusse, Rose Higgins, Tim King, Debbie Montgomery, John Nelson, Steve Norman, Karen Pace, Donna Ponchot, Rufus Runyan, Patti (Sand) Payne, Dan Stephens, Barb (Thieman) Stall, John Ross Thomas, and Cathy (Wilson) Wall. Please contact Vicki (Cutter) Brown at if you have any information.

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October 20, 2010

Officers receive distinguished awards


Officer Kerry Oliver, center, of the College of Mount St. Joseph Police Department pictured with John Lenhart, right, deputy attorney general for law enforcement at the Ohio Attorney General's Office, and Vernon Stanforth, chairman of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission and sheriff of Fayette County.

A College of Mount St. Joseph police officer was one of 13 individuals to receive a Distinguished Law Enforcement Awards on Sept. 15 at the Ohio Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Conference held in Columbus. Officer Kerry Oliver of the Mount St. Joseph Police Department won a Distinguished Law Enforcement Training Award for developing a three-hour Officer Response to Mental Illness course and gaining approval from the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission so that it qualified for continuing professional training credit. He has provided the training to officers in his own department and elsewhere in the state. The Cincinnati Police Department’s Emergency Search for Missing and

Endangered Team (ESME) also received a Distinguished Law Enforcement Training Award for recommending protocol and procedure changes last year in the wake of the disappearance and murder of 13-year-old Esme Kenney. The team developed a special training program for supervisors and first responders, and its name – ESME – comes from the girl who spurred its formation. The founding officers who received this award were Capt. Paul H. Humphries, Lt. Kimberly Williams, Sgt. Kenneth Wells, Sgt. David Simpson, Police Specialist Jane Noel, retired Police Specialist Linda Day and Officer Charlene Morton. A Distinguished Law Enforcement Valor Award went to Cincinnati Police Department Specialist Greg Toyeas,

Police Specialist Jerome J. Enneking Jr., Sgt. William Pete Watts, Officer Shyane Schneider and Officer Kevin Newman for keeping the public out of harm’s way when a routine traffic stop turned into an armed foot chase in November 2009. The team ended a violent attack when they killed a suspect who fled to a construction site, threatened a worker with his gun and began firing at the law enforcement officers. Nearly 800 local, state and federal law enforcement professionals attended the two-day conference to share ideas on crime prevention and to learn about the latest issues affecting law enforcement. The event featured speakers and workshops that focused on emerging trends, resources and crime-fighting approaches.

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Richard and Mary Ann Toerner celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversa ry on Friday October 15, 2010. Richard is a 1956 graduate of Elder HS. Mary Ann is a 1956 graduate of Seton HS. They have spent their 50 years together as a staple of the Westside community. They have 6 children and 11 grandchildren. Richard is a retired Postmaster from the US Post Office. They enjoy traveling the country and abroad. A mass was celebrated in their honor at St. Simon Church on Sunday, October 17, followed by a reception with family and friends at The Farm.


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Paige Cullum

Paige Marie Cullum, 19, died Oct. 8. Survived by son Tanner Love; boyfriend Kyle Love; father John (Liz) Cullum; siblings John, Craig Cullum, Shawn Baker; grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. PrecedCullum ed in death by mother Mickey Cullum. Services were Oct. 14 at Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to the Tanner Love Trust Fund at any Fifth Third Bank.

Antoinette Dolle

Antoinette Linneman Dolle, 94, Green Township, died Oct. 10. Survived by children Carol (Ray)

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Robert Goodfriend

Robert Lee Goodfriend, 78, died Oct. 8. He worked in inventory control for Setco. He was a Navy veteran of Korea. Survived by wife Marilyn Goodfriend; children Dan (Marty), Dave (Lori) Goodfriend, Debby (Ron)

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DEATHS Scott, Diane (Doug) Reinshagen; grandchildren Amy, Christie, Holly, Danielle, Jamie, Andy, Leslie, Alexis, Kylie; great-grandchildren Keegan, Declan, Avery, Owen, Oliver. Services were Oct. 13 at St. John’s Westminster Union Church. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: Ruth Lyons Children’s Fund, P.O. Box 59 Cincinnati, OH 45201.

Dede Hallbauer

Mary Louise "Dede" Miller Hallbauer, 93, Western Hills, died Oct. 7. She was a homemaker Survived by daughter Beverly (David) Polley; grandchildren Steven Polley, Deanna (Jason) Geer; brother Dick (Sis) Miller; sister-in-law Evie Miller; five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Irvin Hallbauer. Services were Oct. 12 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Martha Heath

Martha Coleman Heath, 61, formerly of Cleves, died Oct. 7. She was an educator at Taylor High School. Survived by husband Terry Heath; children Steven (Anna), Mark Heath, Dana (Terri) Stubblefield, Heath Nicholas, Jennifer Roth; grandchildren Nathaniel, Benjamin, Evan Heath, Kayla, Kendall Stubblefield, Mackenzie, Colton Roth; brothers Brandt, John, C. Richard Coleman; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Leslie, Christine Coleman. Services were Oct. 11 at Dennis George Funeral Home. Memorials to: Dan Heinrich Scholarship Fund, c/o Dennis George Funeral Home, 44 S. Miami, Cleves, OH 45002.

Eunice Hodge

Eunice McGrady Hodge, 87, died Oct. 7. Survived by children Rose (Vern)

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Duggins, Irvin “Wink” (Mary), Ray (Kathy), Donnie (Sherry), Darlene Hodge, Carol (Dan) Naylor, Vera Jean (Chuck) Waite; grandchildren Hodge Tina, Mona, Jim, Marsha, Mike, Tim, Kari, Dwayne, Keith, Casey, Mark, Henry, Lorenda, Donnie, Holly, Ginny, Alex, Mike; siblings Esther Crabtree, Elmer, Bert McGrady; sister-in-law Susan Perkins; 34 greatgrandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Richard “Dick” Hodge, children Anna Haddix, Robert “Buck” Hodge, sisters Edith (James) Hodge, Effie Roth. Services were Oct. 11 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home.

Harry V. “Pat” March, 83, Green Township, died Oct. 9. He was a design engineer for General Electric. He was an Army veteran of World War II and Korea. Survived by son Alan (Lynne) March; grandsons March Alex, Ryan March; siblings Ede, Timothy, Priscilla; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife Catherine “Kate” March, daughter Sonia March, sister Jean. Services were Oct. 16 at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to: Greater Cincinnati Police Historical Society, 959 W. Eighth St., Cincinnati, OH 45203.

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Anna Mae Bleh Kesse, 77, died Oct. 10. Survived by husband Harry Kesse; children Harry (Sue), Erich, Andrew (Kimberly) Kesse, Theresa (Marc) Bell; grandchildren Keith, Kristen (Mike), Samantha (Jason), Sara, Megan, Gwendolyn, Jennifer; great-grandchildren Aidin, Frank, Peyton; siblings Ruth Krummen, William, Harry Bleh, Christina Roemer, Roslyn Pearulli, Lucille Fiefhaus. Services were Oct. 15 at St. Ann Church. Arrangements by Frederick Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242 or St. Ann St. Vincent de Paul, 2900 W. Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45239-4298.

Robert Krupp Sr.

Robert Krupp Sr., 84, died Sept. 30. He was an assembler with Setco. He was a veteran of World War II. Survived by wife Ida Mae Krupp; daughter Edie (Don) Heiland; grandchildren Siler, Christopher, Alexis, Luke. Preceded in death by son Robert Krupp Jr. Services were Oct. 5 at St. Lawrence Church. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the St. Lawrence Education Fund.

Victor LaPorte

Victor E. LaPorte, 84, died Oct. 8. Survived by wife Betty LaPorte; sister Mary Pat (the late Larry) Lampe; nieces and nephews Mary Ann (David) Randolph, Margie, Larry (Debbie), Tricia, John (Darlene) Lampe; sisters- and brothers-in-law Lillian, Paul Kohrs, Donna, Jack Espelage, Dolores, Rod Grubb. Services were Oct. 12 at the Bayley Place Chapel. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: Bayley Place, Development Office, 990 Bayley Place Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45233.

Vicki Jones Meyer, 58, died Oct. 10. Survived by husband Greg Meyer; children Jodi (Steve) Schulten, Matthew (Stephanie), P.J. (Candice) Meyer; grandchildren Cassie, Tyler, Jack, Madison, A.J., Drew; six siblings. Services were Oct. 14 at St. Jude Church. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association, Meyer’s Marchers Team, or Cheering for Charity Foundation.

Mattie Miller

Mattie Sinclair Miller, 98, Green Township, died Oct. 13. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Olas (Margie), Ronald (Norma) Miller, Opal (the late Jewel) Bolton, Carol (Philip) Waddle, Patricia (Mel) Karnes; Miller siblings Hollis, Arvis Sinclair, Velma Horton; 21 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Lilburn Miller, daughter Olene (the late Philip) Drew, brother Everett Sinclair. Services were Oct. 16 at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home.

George Nienaber

George S. Nienaber, 90, Westwood, died Oct. 6. He worked for the United States Postal Service. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survived by children, loving father of Jim (Patti), Tim Nienaber (Julie), Tom Nienaber, Patty (Tom) Benken, Peg (Frank) May; grandchildren Kristi (Rusty), Kati (Andy), Laura (Nick), Scott, Maura, Matt, Pat, Brian, Megan, Mike, Elise, Emily; greatgrandchildren Isabella, Olivia, Adam, Lila, Mackenzie; brothers- and sis-

ters-in-law Gene (Dianne) Kennedy, Donna (Bill) Landis; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife Marge Nienaber, brothers Robert, Gordon Nienaber. Services were Oct. 15 at St. Teresa of Avila. Arrangements by Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to the Elder High School Dad's Club or St. Teresa of Avila Memorial Fund.

Marcella Pessler

Marcella Barbara Pessler, 97, died Oct. 9. She was a bookkeeper for Caruso and Sons. Survived by children Mary (Larry) Schrand, Robert Pessler; grandchildren Andrew, Joseph Schrand, Sarah Kubala; great-grandchild Avery Schrand; sisters Rita Wuestefeld, Bernita Angres, Dorothy Blomer; sister-in-law Catherine Wienstel. Preceded in death by husband George Pessler Jr., son Donald Pessler. Services were Oct. 14 at St. Lawrence Church. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Lawrence Church, 3680 Warsaw Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45205.

Anna Schirmer

Anna C. Schirmer, Green Township, died Oct. 7. She was a manager with Procter & Gamble. Survived by sister Betty Bollinger; brother-in-law Ronald Bollinger; nieces Beth (Tim) Jones, Sheri (Aaron) Buirley; greatnephews and nieces Timmy, Brianna Jones, Nicholas, Claire Buirley; friend Irmgard (Ron) Schirmer Bauman. Preceded in death by husband Russell Schirmer, parents Ernst, Freda Cording. Services were Oct. 11 at Renaissance West. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to: Shriners Hospital, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229, or Hospice of Cincinnati, 4360 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Robert Sellmeyer

Robert A. “Sonny” Sellmeyer, 72, died Sept. 15. Survived by wife Joan “Babe” Sellmeyer; daughters Catherine (Ray) Nash, Teresa (Dan) Freese, Sherry (Mike) Cason, Machell Jones; grandchildren Timmy Earls, Carli Ransick, Tara (Bobby) Donnellon, Shane Freese, Michael, Corey Cason, Brooke, Nicolette, Tessa Jones; great-grandchildren Kaden Earls, Gianna, Landen Donnellon; siblings Mary, Bernie (Myrna) Sellmeyer; sister-in-law Judy Sellmeyer. Preceded in death by siblings Edward (Betty), Paul Sellmeyer, Rosemarie “Sis” (Art) Williams, Joan (Gene) Meirose. Services were Sept. 20 at Our Lady of Lourdes. Arrangements by Shorten & Ryan Funeral Home.

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Incidents/reports Criminal mischief

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Backpack, MP3 player, phone charger, checkbook and personal documents taken from vehicle at 3433 Alta Vista Ave., Oct. 6. Satellite radio taken from vehicle at 3748 Applegate Ave., Oct. 8. Two Cincinnati Bengals tickets, five CDs and a pack of cigarettes taken from vehicle at 3419 St. Ann Place, Oct. 11. GPS taken from vehicle at 3944 Davis Ave., Oct. 11. Car stereo taken from vehicle at 4032 Homelawn Ave., Oct. 11.

CINCINNATI DISTRICT 3 Arrests/citations

Allen E. Harrel, born 1960, possession of an open flask, 4021 W. Liberty St., Oct. 1. Brittney Dillard, born 1982, theft under $300, 6150 Glenway Ave., Oct. 4. Carl E. Sweetland, born 1948, theft under $300, 6000 Glenway Ave., Oct. 4. Corrina Catron, born 1979, breaking and entering, 922 Rosemont Ave., Oct. 4. Joey L. West, born 1980, breaking and entering, 922 Rosemont Ave., Oct. 4. Rhonda Dillard, born 1962, theft under $300, 6150 Glenway Ave., Oct. 4. Scott Chaffin, born 1970, theft under $300, 6000 Glenway Ave., Oct. 4. Terrance A. Williams, born 1967, criminal damaging or endangering, 5495 Glenway Ave., Oct. 4. Terry Beasley, born 1971, domestic violence, felonious assault, 1220 Rosemont Ave., Oct. 4. Catherine K. McNeil, born 1965, theft

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under $300, 6150 Glenway Ave., Oct. 5. Curtis Walker, born 1990, criminal damaging or endangering, 3358 Boudinot Ave., Oct. 5. Devin Isome, born 1985, aggravated menacing, 1628 Dewey Ave., Oct. 5. Eddie C. Willis, born 1990, disorderly conduct, 6175 Glenway Ave., Oct. 5. Kristy Lynn Martin, born 1980, domestic violence, 4332 Foley Road, Oct. 5. Matthew R. Owens, born 1974, theft of drugs, 964 Edgetree Lane, Oct. 5. Michael Jr. Clark, born 1984, domestic violence, violation of a temporary protection order, 3221 Queen City Ave., Oct. 5. Nathan Gray, born 1971, criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, falsification, 5975 Glenway Ave., Oct. 5. Paul J. Nelson, born 1984, drug abuse, 3653 McHenry Ave., Oct. 5. Raphael Murphy, born 1989, trafficking, 2798 Temple Ave., Oct. 5. Brandy N. Brock, born 1980, criminal damaging or endangering, 2602 Queen City Ave., Oct. 6. Eddie Brock, born 1978, domestic violence, 2602 Queen City Ave., Oct. 6. Emily M. Davenport, born 1989, drug abuse, 4679 Glenway Ave., Oct. 6. John T. Sester, born 1957, breaking and entering, burglary, 3432 Millrich Ave., Oct. 6. Josh Allen, born 1990, burglary, receiving stolen firearm, trafficking, 4629 Glenway Ave., Oct. 6. Michael Brown, born 1992, aggravated robbery-armed, felonious assault, 2356 Harrison Ave., Oct. 6.

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Jean Tyberg

Jean Miller Tyberg died Oct. 8. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Mary (James) Weinberg, Jill (Thomas) Leslie, Mark (the late Linda) Tyberg; grandchildren Michael Kiefas, Sara, Brian Tyberg. Preceded Tyberg in death by husband A. Herbert Tyberg. Services were Oct. 14 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to: Shiloh United Methodist Church, 5261 Foley Road, Cincinnati, OH 45238 or Cancer Family Care, 2421 Auburn Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45219.

Earl Wetenkamp

Earl G. Wetenkamp, 81, formerly of Green Township, died Oct. 11.

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POLICE REPORTS From B9 Robert Michael Sellers, born 1991, burglary, drug abuse, trafficking, 4629 Glenway Ave., Oct. 6. Amanda M. Jones, born 1985, theft under $300, 3100 Harrison Ave., Oct. 7. Anthony Wayne Kelly, born 1959, aggravated menacing, theft under $300, 6140 Glenway Ave., Oct. 7. Catherine Fox, born 1986, theft under $300, 6000 Glenway Ave., Oct. 7. Cheryl A. Dawson, born 1990, drug abuse, trafficking, 646 Roebling Road, Oct. 7. Glenn Hartman, born 1962, drug abuse, possession of drug paraphernalia, 2373 Harrison Ave., Oct. 7. James Pierson, born 1978, domestic violence, 3905 St. Lawrence Ave., Oct. 7. Jeremy Christopher Doll, born 1977, violation of a temporary protection order, 4434 Ridgeview Ave., Oct. 7. Kevin Green, born 1980, theft $300$5, 3031 Westwood Northern Blvd., Oct. 7. Michael Boeh, born 1988, drug abuse, trafficking, 646 Roebling Road, Oct. 7. Michael L. Henderson, born 1968, felonious assault, 2660 Diehl Road, Oct. 7. Nicholas Evans, born 1991, criminal damaging or endangering, menacing, 6000 Glenway Ave., Oct. 7. Shannen Wood, born 1991, felonious assault, 2627 Mountville Drive, Oct. 7. William Mathis, born 1986, burglary, 2482 Ferguson Road, Oct. 7.

Oct. 7. Juvenile, 13, assault at Edalbert Ave., Oct. 8. Lawrence E. Sessoms, 45, 2377 Creston Ave., Apartment B, carrying concealed weapon, possession of drugs and weapons under disability at 6444 Glenway Ave., Oct. 9.

Incidents/reports Breaking and entering

702 Vienna Woods Drive, Oct. 3. 2375 Montana Ave. No. 101, Oct. 4. 4354 St. Lawrence Ave., Oct. 4. 808 Harris Ave. No. 4, Oct. 4. 1043 Beech Ave., Oct. 6.

Criminal damaging/endangering

2211 Harrison Ave., Oct. 3. 3095 Glenmore Ave., Oct. 3. 960 Covedale Ave., Oct. 3. 4118 Weber Lane, Oct. 4. 5500 Glenway Ave., Oct. 4. 2400 Harrison Ave., Oct. 5. 3300 Parkcrest Lane, Oct. 5. 3406 La Rue Court, Oct. 5. 2602 Queen City Ave., Oct. 6. 2663 Wendee Drive, Oct. 6. 3588 Carmel Terrace, Oct. 6.

Domestic violence

Glenmore Ave., Oct. 1. Montana Ave., Oct. 2. Glenway Ave., Oct. 2. Foley Road, Oct. 5. Westwood Northern Blvd., Oct. 6. Queen City Ave., Oct. 6.

Felonious assault

2200 Harrison Ave., Oct. 2. 1220 Rosemont Ave., Oct. 4. 2726 Mountville Drive, Oct. 6.

Incidents/reports Aggravated menacing

Menacing by stalking

Aggravated robbery

1245 Gilsey Ave., Oct. 1. 2610 Harrison Ave., Oct. 2. 3300 Parkcrest Lane, Oct. 5.

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Breaking and entering

1443 Manss Ave., Oct. 4. 2832 Westknolls Lane, Oct. 4. 3117 Harrison Ave., Oct. 4. 3142 Montana Ave., Oct. 4. 922 Rosemont Ave., Oct. 4.


3000 Costello Ave., Oct. 2. 3193 Ferncrest Court No. 2, Oct. 2. 3332 Glenmore Ave. No. 8, Oct. 2. 539 Virgil Road, Oct. 2. 4681 Loretta Ave., Oct. 3.


2200 Harrison Ave., Oct. 1. 3300 McHenry Ave., Oct. 1.


Violating a protection order/consent agreement 3033 Aquadale Lane, Oct. 5.


3201 Harrison Ave., Oct. 6.


6140 Glenway Ave., Oct. 4.

3080 McHenry Ave., Oct. 2. 4840 Glenway Ave., Oct. 2. 6000 Glenway Ave., Oct. 2. 2322 Ferguson Road, Oct. 3. 2587 Lafeuille Ave., Oct. 3. 2710 E. Tower Drive, Oct. 3. 6165 Glenway Ave., Oct. 3. 2126 Weron Lane, Oct. 4. 2719 E. Tower Drive, Oct. 4. 2719 E. Tower Drive, Oct. 4. 2757 Queenswood Drive, Oct. 4. 4839 Rapid Run Road, Oct. 4. 6000 Glenway Ave., Oct. 4. 6140 Glenway Ave., Oct. 4. 6150 Glenway Ave., Oct. 4. 1272 Manss Ave., Oct. 5. 4938 Cleves Warsaw Pike No. 2, Oct. 5. 6150 Glenway Ave., Oct. 5. 854 Overlook Ave., Oct. 5. 964 Edgetree Lane, Oct. 5. 1279 First Ave., Oct. 6. 3166 Saffer St., Oct. 6. 3418 Cheviot Ave., Oct. 6. 535 Trenton Ave., Oct. 6. 3100 Harrison Ave., Oct. 7.

2323 Kline Ave., Oct. 1. 2400 Oaktree Place, Oct. 1. 2411 Boudinot Ave., Oct. 1. 2704 E. Tower Drive, Oct. 1. 3354 Rodeo Court, Oct. 1. 3611 Schwartze Ave. No. 3, Oct. 1. 3951 W. Eighth St., Oct. 1. 3984 Fawnhill Lane, Oct. 1. 6140 Glenway Ave., Oct. 1. 3080 McHenry Ave., Oct. 2.


Juvenile, 13, theft at Glencrossing Way, Oct. 1. Jeffrey D. Wheeler Jr., 33, 5410 Karen Ave., violation of protection order at 5410 Karen Ave., Oct. 2. Kemma R. Louis, 23, 1603 W. Fargo No. 3, violation of transient vendors resolution at 7021 Wyandotte Drive, Oct. 2. Juvenile, 15, theft at Glenway Ave., Oct. 3. Bruce Gee Jr., 30, 4922 Fairview, drug paraphernalia and drug possession at 6452 Glenway Ave., Oct. 3. Scott T. Cochran, 25, 4255 Webster Ave., weapons while intoxicated at 5413 Michelle’s Oak Drive, Oct. 3.

Natasha S. King, 30, 1750 S. Waterman Ave. No. 216, violation of transient vendors resolution at 7021 Wyandotte Drive, Oct. 2. Stephen E. Carmen Jr., 20, 3006 Lehman Road, possession of marijuana and theft at 6613 Glenway Ave., Oct. 4. Juvenile, 12, violation of court order at Jessup Road, Oct. 4. Juvenile, 17, theft at Harrison Ave., Oct. 4. Juvenile, 16, theft at Harrison Ave., Oct. 4. Nikki J. Hill, 34, 6708 Verde Ridge, obstructing official business at Pinnacle Drive & Harrison Avenue, Oct. 4. Ross Wilson, 20, 8525 Eagle Creek Road, robbery at 5916 Cheviot Road, Oct. 4. Grady Black, 18, 8489 Harrison Ave., criminal damaging at 6375 Harrison Ave., Oct. 4. Christopher Heil, 25, 2824 Diehl Road, drug abuse at 2824 Diehl Road, Oct. 5. Juvenile, 17, underage tobacco at Ebenezer Road, Oct. 4. Susan A. Schneider, 55, 100 Gettysburg Square Road No. 101, deception to obtain drugs at 6303 Harrison Ave., Oct. 5. Joseph Fliehman, 37, 2236 Amor Drive, theft at 6300 Glenway Ave., Oct. 6. Harold D. Lafond III, 41, 2111 Westmont Ave. No. 7, theft at 6300 Glenway Ave., Oct. 6. Ryan R. Harris, 22, 2311 Townhill Drive, possession of marijuana at 2311 Townhill Drive, Oct. 7. Joseph H. Stiver, 36, 209 Marion Ave., disorderly conduct while intoxicated and drug possession at 5675 Cheviot Road, Oct. 9. Juvenile, 13, assault at Auburn Ave., Oct. 8. Juvenile, 14, theft at Ebenezer Road,

Vehicle driven through front glass window during break-in attempted at Marathon, but nothing found missing at 6008 Harrison Ave., Oct. 8. Laptop computer, backpack and miscellaneous paperwork taken from Off Kilt’r Pub at 5705 Cheviot Road, Oct. 9.


Video game system and six video games taken from home at 5970 Colerain Ave., No. 19, Oct. 3. Television, video game system, MP3 player, two watches, money, jewelry, two boxes of ammunition, portable video game system, six video games and a backpack taken from home at 5210 Race Road, Oct. 4.

Criminal damaging

Rear window broken on vehicle at 3200 Ebenezer Road, Oct. 1. Suspect threw door open, causing doorknob to puncture hole in drywall at Physicians Health Source at 3328 Westbourne Drive, Oct. 4. Door and fender damaged on vehicle at 5572 Bridgetown Road, Oct. 5. Siding damaged on home at 6469 Green Oak Drive, Oct. 8. Window broken on home at 5960 Colerain Ave. No. 4, Oct. 10.

Domestic dispute

Reported at Woodhaven, Oct. 1. Reported at Faycrest Drive, Oct. 6. Reported at Ebenezer Road, Oct. 9. Reported at Roseann Lane, Oct. 10.


Two video games taken from home at 3928 Virginia Court, Oct. 1. GPS taken from vehicle at 5454 Bluesky Drive, Oct. 1. Vehicle taken from in front of home at 5244 Ponce Lane, Oct. 2. Four gold chains and a rosary taken from home at 5350 Lee’s Crossing Drive No. 8, Oct. 2. Cell phone taken from customer service counter at Kroger at 5830 Harrison Ave., Oct. 2.

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