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Green dedicates vets tower By Kurt Backscheider

Green Township has a long tradition of honoring our military veterans – 200 years worth of tradition. The township itself is named after Revolutionary War hero Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene, so it’s fitting the township continues to pay tribute to veterans in its bicentennial year. Residents are invited to join township officials and area veterans as they dedicate the new Veterans Tribute Tower during the township’s annual Veterans Day observations at Veterans Park on Harrison Avenue. The ceremony will begin promptly 11 a.m. Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11. The tribute tower and bell, the first to be erected in the state of

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Green Township Administrator Kevin Celarek smashes the mold of the township’s bicentennial bell Oct. 17. The bell will be dedicated Nov. 11. Ohio, were crafted by The Verdin Co. and recently installed near the Veterans Plaza at Veterans Park. The tower stands 30 feet high and

Parade of honor The 2009 Veterans Day Parade will be Sunday, Nov. 8, down the streets of Cheviot. This year’s parade honoring the men and women who have served our country begins promptly at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, in Cheviot. The 20th annual parade follows the reverse route of the Harvest Home Parade – it begins at North Bend Road and Woodbine Avenue, turns west onto Harrison Avenue and ends at Cheviot City Hall. “This is the only parade for the veterans in Hamilton County on that Sunday,” Gettler said. There will be a short memorial

service following the parade. The antique and classic cars will also be on display. For parade info, call Bill Gettler at 738-3844. The Veterans Day banquet will begin with cocktails at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at Gailey VFW Post 7340, 8326 Brownsway Lane in North College Hill. Price is $25 per person and includes dinner and open bar. Dinner is 7:308:30 p.m. with the program afterwards lasting no longer than 45 minutes. For ticket information, call Eugene Jablonowski at 825-3815; for banquet info, call Robyn Lucas at 522-2719.

features a clock and a 250-pound bronze bell engraved with the words “Thank God for Our Veterans.” “It will stand as a lasting monument in honor of the brave men and women who have fought for our freedom,” Green Township Trustee Tracy Winkler said. “We believe this Veterans Tribute Tower is a most appropriate commemoration of our veterans as we celebrate 200 years of community.” Green Township Administrator Kevin Celarek said the Veterans Day ceremony will have two different focuses. The first will feature the members of Green Township VFW Post 10380 as they present their annual Veterans Day ceremony, and the second aspect of the event will

focus on the dedication of the tribute tower. “We’re going to have some of the oldest veterans in Green Township there to be the first people to ring the bell in the Veterans Tribute Tower,” he said. He said U.S. Rep. Steve Driehaus (D-1st District) will be on hand as well to present the township with an American flag. The power to the tower will then be turned on, and it will play a patriotic tune, Celarek said. The tower will play music at noon and 6 p.m. every day from that point on. “We encourage all our veterans from all over the area to be a part of the ceremony,” he said. “We’re really hoping this will be a special tribute to our veterans.” He said in the spring the township will construct a very nice landscaped path to connect the tribute tower to the Veterans Plaza at the park.


This is the Green Township Bicentennial Bell that will hang in the Veterans Tribute Tower to be dedicated on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

‘Fear the Cliff’ run benefits C.T. Young By Kurt Backscheider

Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to take part in an annual race benefiting the Three Rivers Local School District. The fourth annual Fear the Cliff 5K/10K Run and Walk is set for 9 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at Taylor High School, 36 E. Harrison Ave., North Bend. All the proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the Advancement of Technology Fund at Charles T. Young Elementary School in Cleves. 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 the cliff overlooking the Ohio River from far above, she said. “I like to emphasize the lovely route,” Kuh said.


Taylor High School graduate Sarah Hardtke makes her way up the hill overlooking the Ohio River during last year’s Fear the Cliff Run/Walk. This year’s run, the fourth annual, will benefit the technology fund at Charles T. Young Elementary School in Cleves. “It’s picturesque, overlooking the Ohio River, and this time of year with the fall leaves coloring the area it’s simply gorgeous.” She said the view of the river against the backdrop of the autumn foliage makes the run a memorable event that brings par-

ticipants back year after year. 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. Race categories include men and women from ages 14 and

younger to those 80 and older. Awards are presented to the top male and female participants in each category. Those who pre-register for the event 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 7-9 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. Refreshments are served after the race. “Although we have plenty of competitive runners and walkers who join us for the event we encourage families and the more casual walker to join us also in support of the benefit for C.T. Young Elementary,” Kuh said. Registration forms are available at www.threeriversschools. org, or by calling Kuh at 9416400.

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Thrift shop paying dividends to schools By Jennie Key

Shopping or donating to a new local thrift shop could mean treasures for your local school district. The Treasures Thrift Store, at 6962 Harrison Ave., is a thrift store that supports school academics and a local church by making donations to them based on how community support at the shop. Northwest, Oak Hills and Three Rivers local school districts are all benefiting


Prisicillia Simpson, a partner in Treasures Thrift Store, color sorts merchandise in the shop at 6962 Harrison Ave. from the program, as is Phillipi Baptist Church in Western Hills. Residents who donate

items to Treasures and mention a school district start the program in motion at the shop. Treasures will sell the items and donate 25 percent of the sale back to the school district credited for the donation. The shop is the brainstorm of a group of friends, which includes Jonathan Fisher, Colerain High School class of 2000. “It’s a great way to support education,” he said. “Our donations are targeted for academic programs and

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Veterans Day services planned for township By Heidi Fallon

The Delhi Township Veterans Association will unveil its newest Wall of Honor names during Veterans Day ceremonies Sunday, Nov. 8. Services at the Veterans

Memorial Park, 934 Neeb Road, begin at 1 p.m. with the association and American Legion color guards. Guest speaker will be Hamilton County Clerk of Courts Patricia Clancy, who helped the association secure a state grant for the Delhi Township Veterans

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Dave Callahan of Bridgetown and his son Casey of Delhi Township will present a memorial wreath at he Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County downtown at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11.



activities. I was an athlete in high school, and they have a lot of boosters. We need to support education.” He says the next generation needs help. He said an experience with his nephew, who knew all the words to an MTV video song but needed help with homework facts, convinced him that education needs a helping hand. “These kids will be making decisions for us when we are old,” he said. “And right now, all they want to do is dance.” One of his partners, Priscillia Simpson, is an education major, another is a former teacher, so Fisher says a connection to schools was natural for the group. “This program is designed to give to academics,” Simpson said. The store has name brands and is spacious, clean with good lighting. It has some furniture, knickknacks and lots of clothes from child through adult sizes. Fisher says the group has plans to expand locations and beneficiaries and is currently scouting a location on the east side of town. Treasurers is open seven days a week Donations can be dropped off at Treasures Thrift Store, 6962 Harrison Ave. at the old Glass House. Treasures Thrift is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. The shop accepts donations whenever it’s open. For information, call Treasures at 238-2650.

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Memorial Park’s Wall of Honor Monument when she was a state senator. The association will be presented a certificate of accommodation from the Secretary of State’s office. Also scheduled to be part of the ceremonies is Brewster Rhodes, liaison with the governor’s office. The Delhi Township Veterans Association is dedicating 117 veteran name additions to the Wall of Honor Monument. This will bring the total engraved names to 1,869 which includes 17 Killed-InActions from Delhi. Every war or conflict from the American Revolution to Iraq and Afghanistan is represented. More information about the association is available at its Web site On Wednesday, Nov. 11, a Veterans Day buffet will be offered at the Community Wellness Center at Bayley Place. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m. and costs $13, with part of the proceeds from raffles during the buffet going to the association. There also will be a 10:30 a.m. Mass for veterans with the Delhi Township Fire Department color guard. Bayley Place, 990 Bayley Place Drive, is across from the College of Mount St. Joseph. For questions about the buffet call 921-7375. For information about the Mass, call 347-5500.

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Civic group sponsors design contest By Kurt Backscheider

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test. The winner will receive $400 and have their design used to create the flag that will be flown in front of homes throughout the community. “A great way to show our pride is to fly a flag showing the spirit of Westwood in front of our homes,” said Becky Weber, a civic association board member. “We would like our neighbors to participate in

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Breakfast helps Kreuter scholarship fund A pancake breakfast will benefit the David Kreuter Memorial Scholarship Fund. Breakfast will be served 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Nov. 8, in the John Wesley Hall of the Shiloh United Methodist Church, 580 Anderson Ferry Road, at Foley Road. Sgt. David Kreuter was a Marine killed on Aug. 3, 2005, while serving in Iraq. He was one of 14 Marines – five from the Cincinnati area – killed in an improvised explosive device explosion. The Marines were all from the 3/25 Lima Company. The fund awards scholarships to area students attending colleges or college-level vocational or professional training. A free will offering will get you fresh pancakes, bacon, french toast, sausage

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hood design a flag,’” she said. “The members of the civic association also thought it would be a really good idea to get the schools involved so we’ve invited all the schools in Westwood to participate in the contest as well.” Weber said anyone who lives in Westwood can submit a design for the contest. The second place winner will receive $100. A committee comprised of civic association members will serve as the judges for the contest, and to make sure the evaluation process is fair, members of the judging committee and their families are not eligible to enter, she said. The theme for the contest is Westwood Pride and all the contestants must address the theme in their design. Entries must be free-hand drawings using pen, pencil, paint or any combination of those media, and they must be submitted on a 9 inch by 12 inch poster board. Weber said the deadline to submit an entry is midnight Friday, Nov. 20. The winner will be announced at the civic association’s meeting Tuesday, Dec. 8. “I think the coolest part about the contest is that the winning flag could be a child’s design or it could be a grownup’s design. It could be any average Westwood citizen,” she said. For a complete list of contest rules and an entry form, visit

The Land Conservancy of Hamilton County, Ohio, will hold its 10th annual meeting at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at the historic Town Hall in Miamitown, state Route 128 and Main Street. The public is invited to attend this free program. For more information, visit or call 513-5741849. There will be a review of the Land Conservancy's land preservation activities,

and election of Board members. The featured multimedia presentation -- Presidential Pathways: A Scenic Road Trip thru SW Ohio History - tells why and how the newest Ohio Scenic Byway was developed, and explores points of interest along the way. The new 52-mile route connects travelers to history that highlights the lives of two U.S. presidents who called southwest Ohio home

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Martial arts enthusiasts open new school By Kurt Backscheider

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Ethan Weiherer, 5, a kindergartner, leads his classmates during a walka-thon at Miami Heights Elementary School in Miami Townshp Oct. 12. The walk-a thon is a fundraiser for the school's PTA.

Clean-up project seeks poster designs the River Sweep has included cars, tires, furniture, toys and a piano. All trash is either recycled or placed in approved landfills. The deadline for submission is Dec. 16. For information, including complete contest rules and regulations, call Jeanne Ison at 1-800-359-3977 or visit

together for opening the school because they wanted to make sure they did everything right – buying the right equipment, hiring the right coaches and finding the right location. “We didn’t want to just throw a school together,” he said. “This is a place for people to become real martial

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Josh Rafferty, a mixed martial arts fighter and personal trainer, has accomplished his long-time goal of opening his own martial arts school. Drive Mixed Martial Arts recently opened inside the River’s Edge Indoor Sports complex in Cleves.

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jitsu, muay thai, boxing and wrestling, and also provides professional and group fitness classes such as zumba, yoga, boxing for fitness and cardio kickboxing, Moore said. He said the school opened three weeks ago and they already have about 50 members. “I love the atmosphere and getting to meet new people everyday,” Moore said. “I’m kind of a people person.” Rafferty, who has trained with several professional mixed martial arts fighters, said the personal attention is what sets their school apart from the others. “I’m real hands-on,” he said. “I work with every student individually each night. It’s important to me that they learn the right techniques.” For details, call 7063748 or visit


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Some of the cast members in Mother of Mercy Theater’s upcoming production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” include Rachel Baker, Ellen Bastin, Kelly Collins, Traci Garcia, Tyler Gau, Maggie Kissinger, Rebecca Nocheck, Monica Phipps, Maggie Poplis and Jessica Seger.

Mother of Mercy Theater will present “Jesus Christ Superstar” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, and Saturday, Nov. 7, and 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8. All performances will take place in the theater at the College of Mount St. Joseph in Delhi Township. Tickets are $12. To purchase tickets, visit the front office at Mercy High School or the box office at Mount St. Joseph. Tickets can also be purchased online at


Taylor Pride

A long line of Taylor High School students make their way up Harrison Avenue in North Bend during the school’s recent Pride Walk. Taylor students spent several weeks soliciting donations for the PTA to help fund school activities, and they raised more than $5,000. The students earned an early dismissal from school for their hard work, and on the afternoon prior to their early dismissal they showed their Yellowjacket pride by donning spirit wear and walking through the community.

Mercy presents ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ By Kurt Backscheider

Nicole Woelfel said one reason she chose to attend Mother of Mercy High School is because of its drama program. “The theater is the one thing I’ve always wanted to do,” said Woelfel, a Mercy senior who also sings in the school’s vocal ensemble and choir. “I love the anxiety you get when you’re on the stage, and I love performing for a live audience and watching their reactions.” She’ll get her chance to entertain audiences as one of the stars in Mother of Mercy Theater’s upcoming production of “Jesus Christ Superstar.” Woelfel plays a high priest in the musical, which takes the stage at the College of Mount St. Joseph Theatre Friday, Nov. 6; Saturday, Nov. 7 and Sunday, Nov. 8. Mercy drama teacher Lisa Bodollo, who is in her 16th year directing shows for the school’s theater program, said the musical is the first of five productions the

theater program will present this year. She said there are about 70 students in the cast and about 100 in the crew, and the students are in charge of everything from lighting and hair and makeup to set construction and costume design. “We direct them on a college level,” Bodollo said. “I want them to always raise the bar and put on shows that are believable and exciting for the audience. It’s amazing what all these students can do.” She said their production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” will be presented in a style known as Steampunk, a genre of fantasy and speculative fiction that came about in the early 1990s. She said the genre mixes themes from the industrial age with a Victorian twist, allowing for a somewhat futuristic style in design, lighting and interpretation in which women can play roles traditionally intended for men. “It opened this entire avenue for us. It’s really interesting and fun,” she said. “I really think it’s going to be

an amazing experience for people.” And not all the male roles are played by females. Mother of Mercy Theater is open to any high school student and there are male students in the production. Elder High School junior Ben Woestman, who plays John the Beloved in the show, said he first performed with Mercy Theater when he was in the fifth grade. His older sisters were involved in the program and he played the role of a little boy in a production of “Mame.” “From that point on I said, ‘I’m going to do Mercy Theater when I’m in high school,’” he said. “I enjoy meeting new people and socializing. Everybody gets really close, and we all love Miss B.” Woestman and Woelfel said they’ve been rehearsing for eight weeks, and although they are a little nervous for opening night they look forward to performing on a college stage. “It’s an excited nervousness,” Woestman said. “It’s going to be really good.”


Bengals anthem

McAuley High School’s vocal ensemble sang the National Anthem before a recent Bengals pre-season game at Paul Brown Stadium. The group is under the direction of Mary White. The singers were Anna Marie Albanese, Emily Bates, Stephanie Bates, Jessica Beiersdorfer, Anna Betsch, Hayley Cole, Kelsey Copes, Catie Murray, Katie Newsom, Carley Powell, Allison Smith, Kaylyn vobnKorff, Megan Whitacre, Dorsey Ziller and Emily Ziller.

Hollenkamp Foundation presents 29 scholarships


Pictured from front left are Carly Hollenkamp, Nancy Hollenkamp, Andrew Wood, Allie Fenter, Nathan Peter, Jake Eisenacher, Melina Artmayer, Jackie Seigal, Callie Talbot, Samantha Winzenread, Molly Hackett, Emily Davis, Shelby Ashcraft, Eric Bachus, Andrea Toth and Amy Pellegrino; second row, Jerry Hollenkamp, Allie Stevens, Vince Pfirrman, Katie Kehres, Nora Molinaro, Jacob Miller, Blake Bischoff, Ben Klayer, Steven Pfaffinger, board member Anthony Buford, Jane Eby, Olivia Browning, Nakia Woodard, Alan Bossman, Emily Engelhardt, and Nancy and George Frondorf, Aubrey's grandparents. St. Boniface School, McAuley High School; • Jake Brunner, Delhi Township, Our Lady of Victory, Elder High School; • Emily Davis, Cleves, St. Jude, Mother of Mercy; • Jane Eby, Western Hills, St. Catharine of Siena School, Mother of Mercy; • Jacob Eisenacher, Dent, St. Aloysius Gonzaga School, La Salle; • Emily Engelhardt, Delhi Township, Our Lady of Victory, St. Ursula Academy; • Allie Fenter, Mason, St. Susanna School, Ursuline Academy; • Molly Hackett, Walnut Hills, Mercy Montessori Center, Summit Country Day School;

• Allison Helwig, Kenwood, St. Nicholas Academy School, Mount Notre Dame High School; • Katie Kehres, Anderson Township, Immaculate Heart of Mary School, St. Ursula; • Benjamin Klayer, Price Hill, St. William School, Elder; • Jacob Miller, West Harrison, St. John the Baptist – Harrison, La Salle; • Nora Molinaro, Indian Hill, St. Vincent Ferrer School, Mount Notre Dame; • Amy Pellegrino, Delhi Township, Our Lady of Victory, Mother of Mercy; • Nathan Peter, Bridgetown, St. Catharine, Badin High School; • Steven Pfaffinger, Bridgetown, Our Lady of Lourdes School, Elder;

“It is a wonderful privilege to • Vincent Pfirrman, Delhi Township, St. Teresa of Avila, have 29 young men and women join our foundation as scholarship Elder; • Jackie Seigal, Mason, St. recipients, but even more extraordinary because each stuSusanna School, Mount dent has demonstrated a Notre Dame; genuinely compassionate • Allie Stevens, White heart,” said Nancy HolOak, St. Ignatius of Loylenkamp, Aubrey’s mother. ola School, St. Ursula; The Aubrey Rose Hol• Callie Talbot, White lenkamp Foundation was Oak, St. Ignatius, Mother founded in 2001 to carry of Mercy; on the spirit of a little girl • Andrea Toth, Price Aubrey Rose named Aubrey through Hill, St. William, Seton; • Samantha Winzenread, West helping the community. Aubrey endured many medical Chester, Summit Country Day, procedures, including a heart and Summit Country Day; • Andrew Wood, White Oak, double lung transplant, and long hospital stays. In her three short St. Ignatius, La Salle; and • Nakia Woodard, College Hill, years, she made positive impacts St. Francis Seraph School, Summit on many people. Visit Country Day.

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The Aubrey Rose Hollenkamp Foundation presented scholarships this summer to 29 students who have continued their education in Catholic high schools. Unlike scholarships that reward students for academics or sports, the Aubrey Rose Hollenkamp Foundation recognizes students for their kind-heartedness. Each recipient wrote an essay explaining a positive impact they made in someone’s life. At their eighth-grade graduations, each student was awarded a $500 scholarship toward their freshman year of high school. The foundation hosted a reception to honor the scholarship recipients and their families, and share the purposes and goals of the foundation. This year’s recipients were: • Melina Artmayer of Delhi Township, a graduate of St. Teresa of Avila School who now attends Mother of Mercy High School; • Shelby Ashcraft, Delhi Township, Our Lady of Victory School, Seton High School; • Eric Bachus, Bridgetown, St. Jude School, La Salle High School; • Blake Bischoff, Harrison, St. John the Baptist School – Harrison, La Salle; • Alan Bossman, Forest Park, St. Gabriel Consolidated School, Roger Bacon High School; • Olivia Browning, Northside,


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St. William to host anniversary Mass By Kurt Backscheider

St. William Church is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and the parish will mark the historic occasion with a special centennial Mass. The Most Rev. Dennis Schnurr, coadjutor archbishop of Cincinnati, will celebrate the festive Mass with the Rev. Andrew Umberg, St. William’s pastor, and other priests who have served at St. William at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 8. “We hope that many people will come to this great celebration of our parish family and our parish memories,” Umberg said.

He said all current and former parishioners and friends of St. William are invited to attend the special Mass. St. William was founded Nov. 1, 1909, the same day a group of parishioners loaded into a car with the church’s first pastor, the Rev. Francis Roth, and drove to Archbishop Henry Moeller’s home in Norwood to request a new parish be established. Umberg said the archbishop granted the request that day, officially marking St. William Church’s founding as Nov. 1, 1909. Since the church was founded in November, he said the centennial liturgy is

one of the main events the parish has scheduled this year to celebrate its anniversary. A reception will follow Mass in Father Reardon Hall below the church. And since the first time St. William parishioners ever met for an official organized meeting was Jan. 31, 1910, he said the second main event celebrating the anniversary will be the Centennial Banquet at the Farm in Delhi Township on Jan. 30, 2010. He said the banquet will be for adults only. “We have scheduled the big events to closely coincide with the important dates associated with the

founding of St. William,” he said. “There is something planned for every month,” he said. St. William’s annual parish festival in August was dubbed the Centennial Festival; the Centennial Oktoberfest celebration took place in September; and a big prayer event featuring 40 hours of devotion was held in October. St. William will sell commemorative gifts such as golf visors and beer mugs at the upcoming events, as well as special ornaments commemorating the centennial around Christmas, Umberg said. The parish’s capital cam-


Large banners hang in front of St. William Church to celebrate the parish’s 100th anniversary. The banners recognizing the parish’s 100 years of caring for the neighborhood, sharing its faith and preparing for its future will hang outside the church until June. paign, called the Centennial Campaign, to raise money for repairs and improvements is also ongoing until next June. Umberg said Price Hill residents are welcome to join St. William parishioners

at all the festivities celebrating the church’s 100th anniversary. “We think St. William is a very important institution to Price Hill,” he said, “to Catholics and non-Catholics alike.”

Overture Awards essay contest

Superior dancers


The St. Ursula Academy dance team recently won several awards at the Universal Dance Association Dance Team Training and Competition in Miami University. The team received a superior rating and a trophy for outstanding achievement. They also received a second-place trophy for their home routine, “Paranoid,” choreographed by coach Lauren Andrews, team captain Rachel Tonnis received the Captain’s Outstanding Award and the team was chosen by the other teams in attendance for the Super Spirit Award. Pictured from front left are Jessica Powers, Jenny Bruns, Rachel Tonnis, Sophia Proctor and Marika Huelskamp; second row, Kelli Miller, Carly Hube, Danielle Conine, Natalie Welage, Allison Visconti, Audrey Hemmer, Rachel Barry, Michelle Wlotzko, Hanna Worrall and Ellen Upham.

The Cincinnati Arts Association has announced its Overture Awards Essay Contest 2010, “Back in Time to Over-the-Rhine,” for area students, presented in conjunction with the German-American Citizen’s League of Greater Cincinnati. The winner, chosen by three judges who are professional writers, historians and teachers, will be awarded a $250 prize. Students should write an essay on the subject of immigration in the 1870s from the perspective of a young person their own age who has immigrated from Germany to Cincinnati. Details should include:

• How these people traveled from Germany to Ohio (steamship, railroad, etc.); • Where they lived in the city and what their house/apartment was like; • Information about their schools, stores, restaurants and entertainment; • And what their parents did for a living. Also required is information about Music Hall as it was at that time. All area students in sixth through ninth grades for the 2009-2010 school year are eligible. Send a notice of intent to apply to by Nov. 1 with “Essay Contest” in the subject line and name, address, telephone

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number, school, grade and an E-mail address in the message. After a notice of intent, students should submit four stapled copies of their manuscript with an entry form to: Overture Awards, Cincinnati Arts Association, 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202. Deadline is Feb. 1. Entry forms can be downloaded at There is no application fee. The winner of the contest will be announced no later than March 1. The decisions of the judges are final. For more information, visit the Web site www.

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Grandparents’ Day

Chris Jacobs, a sixth-grader at Bridgetown Middle School, visits with his grandmother, Marilyn Fritz, during the school’s annual Grandparents’ Day celebration. Fritz is also a long-time staff member at the school. More than 700 students and their grandparents attended the event. PROVIDED.

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This week in volleyball

Seton High School beat St. Ursula 25-19, 25-15, 26-29, 25-20, Oct. 24, in Division I Sectionals. Seton advances with Harrison High School to districts, Oct. 31.

ESPN All-District

Ohio Wesleyan University senior Kevin McGowan, an Oak Hills High School graduate, was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic AllDistrict IV men’s soccer teams. McGowan was a secondteam Academic All-District selection. McGowan is a starting defender for Ohio Wesleyan. The Battling Bishops lead the nation in scoring defense, having allowed only two goals this season on the way to a 16-0-2 record. The Bishops won the 2009 North Coast Athletic Conference championship, Ohio Wesleyan’s second straight NCAC crown, its fifth in six seasons, and its 18th in the 26 years of NCAC competition. Ohio Wesleyan is ranked No. 1 in both the NSCAA Division III and the polls this week. McGowan is an ACS chemistry major with a grade point average of 3.43. To be considered for the teams, one must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or better and be a starter or important reserve.

St. X’s James invited to Army All-American Bowl

St. Xavier High School senior Matt James is one of 18 players from the state of Ohio nominated to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. The annual game is scheduled for Jan. 9, in San Antonio, Texas, and will air live in NBC. Representatives from the U.S. Army presented James with a game jersey during a press conference at the school Oct. 27. “We’re very proud of Matt, of the work he’s done to gain this recognition,” head coach Steve Specht (’86) said. “One of the things we try to teach our students, our players, is they’re going to face adversity and have to lean on one another in tough times. The Army – all our military branches – live that motto every day to protect this country. We’re honored they see some of that in Matt.” James, who stands 6-foot8, 290 pounds, is one of the most sought-after offensive line recruits in the country. Among the schools recruiting him are Boston College, Florida, Ohio State, Notre Dame and the University of Cincinnati. The Bombers closed the regular season with a Halloween matchup against local Cincinnati’s top-ranked team, Moeller High School, to decide the Greater Catholic League South championship.

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St. X’s ‘Journey’ caps with titles By Tony Meale

When you see a football team jumping up and down after a game and serenading each other with “Don’t Stop Believing,” it’s safe to assume that team just did something big. Real big. With a 13-10 win over previously unbeaten Moeller at Nippert Stadium on Halloween night, St. Xavier (8-2, 3-0) won the GCL-South title and the city championship. “You couldn’t have written a better script for a high school football game,” head coach Steve Specht said. “Both teams played hard on both sides of the ball. We just happened to make one more play at the end.” That play was a Patrick Guetle interception with 1:42 left in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. “We told each other the game’s not over until we see three zeros (on the scoreboard),” junior linebacker Steven Daniels said of the Bombers’ final defensive stop. “We work hard as a team on every play and just fly around on defense.” St. X, which went winless in the GCL last season and missed the playoffs after finishing 4-6, captured its fifth league title in six years. Why? They didn’t stop believing. “Let’s be honest: No one expected these kids to do much this year,” Specht said. “Last year our kids never quit; the ball just didn’t bounce their way. Our seniors came back this year wanting to prove something. I couldn’t be prouder.” St. X trailed Moeller 3-0 in the first quarter but tied the game on a 26-yard field goal by senior Robert Leonard. The Bombers took the lead for good on an 8yard pass from quarterback


St. Xavier junior linebacker Steven Daniels pursues Moeller senior quarterback Andrew Hendrix.

Luke Massa to fellow senior Jeff Kraemer with 9:03 left in the second quarter, and another 26-yarder from Leonard gave St. X a 10point lead just before halftime. It was a lead they wouldn’t relinquish, as the Bombers stymied a Moeller offense that entered the game averaging 41 points per contest. St. X played its typical keep-away brand of football, as sophomore running back Conor Hundley rushed 23 times for 97 yards. “That’s how we play,” Specht said. “We knew we couldn’t get into a shootout with Moeller.” With the win, St. Xavier rebounded from a tough loss for the second time this season. The Bombers lost 12-7 at Highlands in Week Five only to defeat Elder 17-7 in their next game. Last week, the Bombers fell 30-21 against St. Ignatius in a game in which they had

four turnovers but trailed by just two points with two minutes remaining. “Highlands and St. Ignatius are great teams,” Specht said. “We didn’t want to drop two in a row going into the playoffs.” St. X will be seeded No. 1 in Region 4. The Bombers host No. 8 Centerville (9-1) Saturday, Nov. 7. If victorious, the Bombers’ secondround opponent could be Elder, which opens against Dayton Huber Heights Wayne. The Panthers advanced to the state title game in 2008. But at this point, all that matters is Centerville. “Wipe the slate clean,” Specht said. “Everybody is 0-0 right now.”

Elder 42, Western Hills 0

Elder senior quarterback Mark Miller threw for 139 yards and two touchdowns to give him a record-setting 46 for his career. Junior running back Ben Coffaro scored Elder’s first three touchdowns, including an 84-yard kickoff return to open the game. He also plowed in from a yard

out and had a 31-yard touchdown reception. Senior Adam Brown carried 10 times for 86 yards and two scores, while Selby Chidemo caught two passes for 61 yards and a touchdown, including a 53-yard bomb. Elder held West High to 129 yards of total offense, including just 21 threw the air. The Panthers finish the regular season 7-2 (1-2) and third in the GCL. They are seeded fourth in the Harbin Ratings and host fifth-ranked Huber Heights Wayne in the first round of the playoffs.

Colerain 24, Oak Hills 7

The Highlanders lost its sixth-consecutive game in week 10 while dropping to 3-7 as Oak Hills fell to Colerain, 24-7. Oak Hills started the season at 3-1 including a 1-0 record in the Greater Miami Conference before the Highlanders began its six-game losing streak. Oak Hills finished at 1-6 in GMC play. Colerain improved to 8-2 with the win including a 7-0 record in GMC play. Lakota West

(9-1, 7-0) finished as cochampions in the GMC. In week 10, Colerain outgained the Highlanders by a 284-144 yard margin. The Cardinals had 19 first downs compared to eight first downs for Oak Hills. Thomas Konkoly and Steve Gebing each carried the ball 11 times for Oak Hills. Gebbing rushed for 46 yards and scored the Highlanders’ only points against Colerain. Gebbing was also 2-of-13 passing for 46 yards with an interception. Konkoly rushed for 35 yards. Traylon Durham led Colerain with 153 yards and a touchdown on 29 carries. Colerain rushed for 270 yards in week 10.

Finneytown 34, Taylor 6

The Yellow Jackets fell to a team seeking its first win of the season. Senior running back Cameron Youngblood had a 30-yard touchdown run for Taylor but it wasn’t enough. After starting the year 32, Taylor ended with a fivegame losing streak to finish 3-7 (1-6).

La Salle 42, Walsh Jesuit 28

The Lancers snapped its four-game losing streak with a win over Walsh Jesuit, 42-28, in week 10. The Lancers started the season at 4-1 before sliding to 5-5 by the end of the 2009 campaign. In week 10, the Lancers’ Zach Abbatiello rushed for 118 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries. Abbatiello also hauled in a touchdown reception with 94 yards on six catches. La Salle quarteback Andrew Kummer was 13of-24 passing for 181 yards and one touchdown against Walsh Jesuit.

Seton volleyball makes postseason noise By Mark Chalifoux

The Seton High School volleyball team had its ups and downs during the 2009 season but the Saints did find a measure of success in the tournament, including winning a sectional title. No. 12 seed Seton defeated No. 14 Anderson on Oct. 21 and upset No. 11 St. Ursula 25-19, 25-15, 26-28, 25-20 on Oct. 24. Seton was eliminated by Mason 25-27, 25-21, 2624, 22-25, 15-13. “Beating St. Ursula for the sectional title after losing to them twice in the season was definitely a highlight for us,” said first-year head coach Sara Redman. “Another highlight was

head coach. “When you lose games, it’s hard to believe you can do anything right, so our coaches tried each day to make the girls have faith in themselves and each other,” she said. Redman said the team played with a lot of heart in its postseason matches and Redman said she told the FILE PHOTO girls if they took car of their Emily Averbeck fields ball against side of the court, they would Mercy. Averbeck has been a standout win. for Seton in 2009. The team has been led by playing Ursuline, one of the Emily Averbeck, among top-ranked teams in the other players. “She hustles after every country, to four games. There are only two teams ball and throws her body across the floor to keep the this season to do that.” Redman said she tried to ball alive,” Redman said. help the team regain its con- “Our middles, Andrea Book, fidence and faith in each Sarah Ritter and Carly Graother during her first year as man are really pushing

themselves to block every ball too.” Redman also praised senior outside hitter Elle Schwarz, saying she puts the ball away when the team needs a kill. Redman said the team’s biggest area of growth has been blocking. “We really improved over the season and we put the right girls in position to block every ball,” she said. The team also benefits, when it comes to the postseason, from playing in the GGCL, one of the top high school volleyball conferences. “Oh my goodness, the GGCL is the powerhouse of the state,” Redman said. “I loved playing in the GGCL and love coaching in the

GGCL. The conference has such great traditions and no one can argue there’s a better conference.” Seton finished with a record of 9-15 but Redman said she told her players at the start of the season that the record wasn’t what was most important. “Your record doesn’t show how a team has grown,” she said. “Our girls have really grown as volleyball players and play to have fun and have learned to trust themselves and their teammates. How the team plays in the postseason is all that matters.” And the Saints proved that by winning a sectional title and by nearly upsetting Mason to advance further in the Division I tournament.

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Oak Hills’ girls soccer falls to SUA, 1-0 Highlanders’ season ends at sectional finals Ohio’s back-to-back Division I state champions from Saint Ursula Academy needed overtime to eliminate Oak Hills High School’s girls soccer team from tournament play. The Lady Highlanders’

season came to a close with its loss to Saint Ursula, 1-0, during the Division I Sectional Championship finals Monday, Oct. 26. Saint Ursula, Ohio’s 2007 and 2008 Division I state champions, improved to 17-1 with the win while stepping closer to a thirdconsecutive state title.

Oak Hills, the No. 8 seed in Cincinnati’s Division I sectional bracket, fell to 103-6 with the loss. The Lady Highlanders went 2-1 during tournament play. Oak Hills opened the post-season with an overtime win over No. 21 Seton, 1-0, before defeating

McAuley, 3-1, during the sectional semi-finals. Kelsey Laumann led the Lady Highlanders this fall with 26 points including seven goals and 12 assists. Oak Hills’ Taylor Feist (10 goals, one assist) and Niki Handlon (seven goals, seven assists) were also statistical standouts.

Oak Hills men bow out in loss to Sycamore Oak Hills High School men’s soccer started sectional play Tuesday, Oct. 20, with a 4-0 win over Glen Este. Senior striker/midfielder Joe Ilg started the scoring with a flying head ball in the 30th minute. Senior striker Charlie Montgomery scored goal two for the Highlanders in the 38th minute and followed with another goal in the 46th minute. After senior goal keeper


Freshmen for the cure

The Oak Hills High School freshman girls’ volleyball team participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure recently. From left, the girls are Kelsey Duenhoft, Nicole Siciliano, Julie Raabe, Devan Hayes, Libby Lang, Brittany Anderson, Emma Fox, Emily Laymance, Amanda Braun and Karli Shackelford. Duenhoft’s grandma is a 28-year survivor and Raabe’s mom is an eight-year survivor.

The Thomas More College women’s tennis team finished fifth with 12 points at the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Championships, Oct. 24, at the Pennbriar Athletic Club in Erie, Penn. In singles play, the Saints had four players playing in the third place match of their flights and junior Lindsay Burns, a Seton High School graduate, was the only winner as she won her No. 2 singles match by the scores of 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. This was the last match of the year for the Saints as they finished the 2009 season with a 3-11 overall record and a a 2-4 record in the PAC.


Oak Hills High School freshman girls’ volleyball team participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Two teammates, Aliyah Cole and Kim Fairbanks, could not participate due to prior obligations but their hearts were with them.

Player of the week

Velasquez, others advance to state from regionals to state. Below is a list of some local state qualifiers:

Division I Boys

Teams: 1, St. Xavier, 48. 3, La Salle, 116. 4, Elder, 124. Individuals: 6, Izak Velasquez (Oak Hills), 16:22.02.

Thomas More Junior forward Aaron Osborne, a La Salle High School graduate, has been named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Men’s Soccer CoOffensive Player of the Week. Osborne set the school record for goals (18) and points (38) in a single season with a hat trick in the Saints’ win over Washington & Jefferson College and then improve those marks to 19 and 41 respectively when he scored the game-winning goal against Grove City College that clinched at least a share of the PAC regular season title and the No. 1 seed in the upcoming PAC Championship Tournament.

lost, freshman goalkeeper Trevor Korfhagen played a great match. Korfhagen saved 8 of 25 oak Hills shots on goal. In a matter of :45 he stopped 4 Highlander shots inside the 6 yard box. The Highlanders completed their season with a 20 loss at Sycamore Saturday, Oct. 24. Seniors Joe Ilg, Riley Kilgore, Shayne Bateman, Logan O’Brien, Cam Neely, Mike Hertsenberg, Brandon

Raabe and team manager Mike Harmon completed their high school careers having started their soccer careers playing together for Delhi Athletic at the lollipop level. Other seniors were Charlie Montgomery and Dimitri Lenovski. The squad had a 5-9-4 record playing probably the toughest schedule in the city playing in a league that eight of 10 teams in the city’s top 10.


BRIEFLY Seton grad wins match

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

Dimitri Lenovski stopped a Glen Este shot on goal he cleared the ball to Ilg who carried the ball the length of the field on the outside, cutting to the middle of goal box finding the back of the net at 75:18 mark in the match for the final goal. Senior Cam Neely saw about eight minutes of play returning from a broken leg suffered in the beginning of the season and had a shot on goal. Even though Glen Este

Basketball and cheerleading sign-ups

KICKS basketball and cheerleading is conducting sign-ups from 6:308 p.m., Thursdays, Nov. 12 and 19, and Tuesday, Nov. 24, at Central Church of Christ, 3501 Cheviot Ave. Call Shirley at 513-254-6320.

Baseball spring training

Oak Hills High School will conduct a six-week Spring Training 2010 baseball program for players in grades 1 through 12 from Jan. 31 to March 14. Oak Hills head coach Chuck Laumann will direct the program in conjunction with U.S. Baseball Academy.

Sessions are offered in advanced hitting, pitching and catching at $99 for six weeks. Space is limited. Registration is now under way. Visit, or call toll-free 866-622-4487.


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SIDELINES Soccer tryouts

Cincinnati West Soccer club is conducting tryouts for several teams. • The Cincinnati West U11 boys soccer team is conducting tryouts for players born between Aug. 1, 1998 and July 31, 1999, from 9-10:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, at the TCYO Fields in Miamitown. E-mail extreme@, or call 574-4140. • Another U11 team is looking for players to play with an upper-level CUSL team at River’s Edge in Cleves. The first session starts Nov. 1. E-mail, or call 5989669. • Tryouts for high school-aged players as well as some grade school age groups are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 18. Visit or call Julie Combs at • The Tri-State Futbol Alliance is continuing their supplemental tryouts for the Spring Soccer season with sessions on Nov. 8 for U15-U18/19 players and on Nov. 14-15 for U8U18/19 players. Spots are available on several teams at all age levels. In addition, the club is forming and


accepting new teams. Tryouts will be at the TFA North fields (formerly the CFA Complex) on Harrison Avenue near Miamitown. Visit the TFA Web site for registration information and exact times for your age group. Call John Huth at 382-4027.

The La Salle High School Lancer cross country team celebrates winning the Treaty City Invitational in Greenville, Ohio, Sept. 5. The La Salle varsity squad won the varsity white (large schools) division with 47 points. Runner up with 89 points was Colerain. La Salle was undefeated at 42/0 as of the Treaty meet. On the reserve level on Sept. 5, La Salle scored a perfect 15 points, sweeping the top five scoring positions (and sixth) at Greenville. Sitting are Tyler Fuerbacher, Zac Stross, Eric Kahny, Chad Cole, Jake McNamara and Ryan McPhillips, Brandon Luipold. Kneeling are Jimmy Booth, Alex Leonhardt, Luke Roell, Matt Schroeck and Jay Louden Standing are Zach Dangel, Matt Nie, Alex Moore, Clayton Cardinal, Drew Michel, Ethan Bokeno, Alex Thiery, Kevin Kluesener, Alex Cornelius, Travis Hawes, Andrew Weisbach and Marc Nie.

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SUA golf takes third place at D-1 state Wooliver finishes in 7th to lead Bulldogs By Anthony Amorini

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The Saint Ursula Bulldogs’ golf team was one of 12 Division I girls squads in Ohio still standing – and swinging – after post-season elimination rounds saw only a dozen teams advance to state. Of the 12 teams, the Bulldogs managed to take third place with a total of 326 strokes at the Division I State Championship finals. Senior Katie Wooliver of Anderson Township led the Bulldogs with a seventh-

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won the Division I girls’ individual state title at 73 strokes. All golfers competed Saturday, Oct. 25, after being kept off the course Friday. “It’s a huge honor,” Saint Ursula head coach Mark Hannahan said of making state. “There are 150 or 160 programs that are Division I in the state and only 12 of us are left. “To represent both Saint Ursula and Cincinnati is a great thing. It’s a wonderful experience,” Hannahan added. At state, Bulldog senior Maggie Prokop was close behind Prokop at 82 strokes, followed by senior Megan Carroll at 83 strokes,

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place finish as an individual at 77 strokes in a field of 72 golfers at state. The Bulldogs and the rest of Ohio’s best high school golfers descended on Ohio State University for the Division I State Championships. However, for only the second time in the event’s history the state championships were condensed to an 18-hole, one-day format because of inclement weather. The first time state was condensed was in 1996. Mason won the Division I team title at state with a total of 316 strokes followed by second-place Lakota West (325 strokes) and third-place Saint Ursula. Alliance’s Tiana Jones


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Elder High School senior Daniel Schwarz led the golf team in scoring average this season with a 38.10, which was the second highest mark in the GCL-South. Schwarz, who earned first-team all-league honors for his efforts, is a straight-A student, a member of the Euchre Club and French Club, and is also a server and Eucharistic Minister at Our Lady of the Visitation Parish.

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junior Ellen Reinhold at 84 strokes and sophomore Madeline Meiners at 92 strokes. Prokop and Meiners reside in Hyde Park. Wooliver is from Anderson Township. Carroll is from Cleves. Reinhold hails from Montgomery. “All year long we have been a very well balanced team,” Hannahan said. “Some teams have a big drop after the second or third girl but we just don’t have that. “On any given day, any of these girls can excel and score very well. It’s nice from a coaches’ perspective to have that kind of depth,” Hannahan added. At second-round districts Oct. 14, Saint Ursula finished in second place at 336 strokes while advancing to state. Lakota West won the Division I district title at 322. Saint Ursula was paced at districts by an 81 from Prokop, an 83 from Wooliver, an 84 from Carroll and an 88 from Meiners. Prokop took seventh place as an individual at districts with Wooliver taking 13th place and Carroll taking 15th place. “The conditions were rough that day and they still performed well. I was very happy,” Hannahan said. The week prior at sectionals Oct. 7, the Bulldogs won a Division I sectional title with its first-place team finish at 322 strokes. Ursuline took second place at 337 strokes. At sectionals it was Carroll leading the way with a second-place finish at 74 strokes. Reinhold finished sectionals with a 78 followed by Wooliver at 84, Prokop at 86 and Meiners at 87. “No matter what happens, it’s an honor to be one of the premiere programs in the state,” Hannahan said while working through a practice round with the Bulldogs Oct. 22.

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Last week’s question

What is the scariest movie you’ve seen? The scariest movie villain? What made them so scary? “The scariest movie would be ‘Poltergeist’ and the scariest villain would be Freddie Kruger. The suspense made the movie scary and Freddie’s killing methods made him a real baddie.” B.N. “I saw the ‘Birds’ and ‘Psycho’ when I was about 8. Seeing the birds pick at the women’s head is still gross; in ‘Psycho,’ the shower scene. The second would be ‘My Bloody Valentine.’ The laundromat dryer shot said it all to turn the stomach.” S.B.T. “By far - Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho.’ The suspense held me, I never knew what would happen next. There is a scene where the door flies open and Anthony Perkins comes running out with knife in hand. I was scarred for life. Let’s just say that to this day, when I am in my mom’s cellar, I keep looking around at all the doors down there expecting some-

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When I was youngster, one of the things that I loved was the access to public play yards to expel childhood energy. So, when I bought a house in the backyard of Cheviot Elementary School, I thought it would be great when I had children of my own. Not the case. The new school yard is delineated by a metal chain link fence and “no trespassing” signs. My 3year-old asks why she is not able to play on that “pretty swingset.” I informed her that it is not ours. Upon uttering those words to my firstborn, it dawned on me: It is partly ours. My tax dollars helped build this impounded public playground. It seems that in an era of unprecedented obesity and sedentary lifestyles, impounding a public playground would perpetuate habits that are anything but progressive. Furthermore, these fences do not keep the teens/tweens out, they keep the honest law-abiding citizens of Cheviot and their small children out. And for that I want to thank you. I am now granted a

Next question

Do you plan to attend a Veterans Day event in your community? What does the day mean to you? Every week The Western Hills Press asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to westernhills@community with “chatroom” in the subject line. one to pop out. (Now she knows why I always run up the stairs). C.A.S. “I don’t watch scary movies. The evening news is frightening enough for me.” G.G. “Stephen King’s stories always terrorize me: I am afraid of kids on Big Wheels, corn fields, fog, clowns, proms and St. Bernards.” K.G. “Scariest? ‘The Exorcist’! The reverse spider walk down the steps scene makes me leave the room. At that point, what’s the use for a priest? Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ is pretty scary.” T.S.

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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: 923-1806 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. teaching opportunity: While we follow the rules, others play basketball and slide on the “pretty swingset” that my tax dollars help build. Unlock the gates. Chris Haarmeyer Kenkel Avenue Cheviot

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Bill Seitz (R). In Cincinnati, call 357-9332. In Columbus, write to: Senate Building, Room No. 143, First Floor, Columbus, OH 43215; or call 614-466-8068. E-mail: SD08@senate.state.

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• Bob Mecklenborg (R) In Columbus, write the Ohio House of Representatives, 77 S. High St., 11th floor, Columbus, OH 43215-4611 or call 513-4819800 or 614-466-8258; fax 614719-3584. E-mail: district30@ohr.state.

31st District

• Denise Driehaus (D) In Columbus, write to: 77 S. High St., 13th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215-6111 or call 614-4665786; fax 614-719-3585 E-mail: district31@ohr.state. The 31st District includes Westwood, Price Hill, Sayler Park, Cheviot, Addyston, Cleves and North Bend.

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Pinpointing Jackson’s home Recently I wrote a series of articles on the early history of Green Township. The series was based on a collection of letters housed at Cincinnati Historical Society. They were written by Isaac Jackson to his family in New York and paint a good picture of life in the wilderness in 1813. Jackson purchased three quarter sections of land in section 13 and 14 in Green Township from the Findlay, Burnet, and Harrison partnership. The farm was on the border of Delhi Township. I wasn’t sure where the land was located. I consulted Paul Ruffling of the Green Township Historical Association. He said they lived around Sidney Road and Sidney Road could have been named for Isaac Jackson’s son, Sidney who had a large nursery there. After the articles ran I received an e-mail from a resident of Green Township that eventually placed the land to its exact location. Lois Schuppig remembered seeing the name Jackson on some old grave stones near her childhood home, back in the 1940s and 1950s. She and her brother played on Dr. Charles Murray’s farm across from Rosebud Lane. Rosebud Lane is off Muddy Creek Road across from Our Lady of Lourdes Church.

She remembered seeing a partially burned barn, a white frame house, numerous fruit trees and blackberry bushes. She wondered if this Betty Kamuf was the Jackson Community in my article. I sent her e-mail to Press guest Paul Ruffling, and columnist he did some research. What he found cleared up everything. Isaac oldest son, Thomas owned the Murray farm in 1869. It was part of his 80-acre inheritance from his father. Paul also found a 1922 Sanborn map. It placed the farm, along with the Jackson Graveyard, behind the current-day Our Lady of Lourdes Church. The farm was on Bridgetown Road which was changed to Glenway Avenue. His research never stopped there. He wondered what happened to the graves, and on a hunch checked the Web site at Spring Grove Cemetery. Sure enough there they were Jacksons there in two different places, section 74 lot 36 and section 43 lot 49.

“I visited Spring Grove and found the two sections – there is one large marker in each – one for SS Jackson and one for Thomas Jackson. Isaac is in Thomas’ section 74. Most people are not marked at all. Maybe when they moved the bodies to Spring Grove in 1867 they left the old headstones behind.” The Spring Grove records show that four of Thomas (Sidney’s brother) Jackson’s children died before the age of 7 – Mary age 4 in 1829, Wharton age 3 of cholera in 1834, Louisa age 6 of cholera in 1834, and Frederick age 6 months of lung inflammation in 1837. Also four of Sidney Jackson’s children died early – Elizabeth age 15 of scarlet fever in 1843, Isaac age 22, and Reeve age 18 both drowned in the Miami River in 1858, and John age 27 died of wounds received at the battle of Vicksburg in the Civil War in 1863. The grave stones left behind must have been what Lois Schuppig and her brother saw when they were children playing on Murray’s farm. Betty Kamuf is a winner of Griffin Yeatman Award for Historical Preservation. She lives in Sayler Park. You can reach her at

Teamwork led to Paff rescue What many may not realize about Pontius Road’s Paul Paff’s accident and rescue on Sept. 29 is the incredible job so many rescuers did to bring about the happy ending. The first responders from the Delhi Township Fire Department thought and worked swiftly and efficiently to get Paff the assistance needed as quickly as possible. The Delhi Township Police Department set up an area for the multitude of media vehicles and personnel to perform their duties without interfering with the rescue efforts, as well as a checkpoint to limit unnecessary traffic. Special considerations that night included the high school soccer game and youth football practice in progress at St. Simon. These events limited access to otherwise available parking and open areas for the medical helicopter and other equipment need-


During a very short time, rescuers from all over the county arrived as part of the Hamilton County Urban Search and ResKelly Oakes cue team, which Community was the supportPress guest ing agency operunder the columnist ating Delhi Fire D e p a r t m e n t ’s command. Ninety percent of the equipment used belongs to Delhi. USAR provided additional manpower and a few pieces of equipment Delhi does not have. Since much of our emergency staff and equipment were involved in the rescue, Miami Township covered the first out runs from Delhi Station 33. This insured coverage for the rest of our com-

munity, so that at no time were our residents’ needs unattended. The communication between various agencies was seamless, and the teamwork and mutual respect was a real pleasure to witness. As a community, we can all rest assured that no matter what our emergency needs may be, regardless of how unusual they may seem, that our Delhi emergency personnel are very well trained professionals. They love what they do and have spent countless hours behind the scenes developing relationships throughout the area so that our needs can always be met quickly and thoroughly. Thank you to the multitude of people, both on duty and off that night, who make this level of service and confidence possible for our community. Kelly Oakes is a resident of Delhi Township.

Covedale: John Prout’s legacy At the intersection of Cleves Warsaw Pike, Guerley Road and Glenway Avenue is a building that is a west-side landmark. The inscription at the top, “Prout’s Corner,” is a tribute not only to the man, John D. Prout, but to an entire community. For years the name “Prout’s Corner” was a household word used to describe the entire Covedale business district. As a civic leader, John Prout gave us more than a pretty building. There is probably no one individual who has more influenced our west-side way of living. In 1916 he became the first elected president of the Price Hill Civic Club. And in 1917 he petitioned the city in writing for improvements, expressing in no uncertain terms his displeasure in how Price Hill was being represented. He demanded equal recognition for Price Hill, “similar to that accorded to other suburbs.” In 1929, in order to increase its tax base, Cincinnati sought to annex the developing Covedale area. However, there was a pervasive feeling that the tax revenue

generated by previous westside annexations was being distributed disproportionately to the east side. John Prout was a visionary. Jim Grawe At the beginning Community of the Great Press guest D e p r e s s i o n , collectively columnist when people lacked confidence in the future, he had the courage to be optimistic and embrace change. In response to the annexation program, he inspired a group of his neighbors with a bold and creative vision: The privilege of self-government by incorporating Covedale as an independent village. Sadly, the movement failed, in part because of the thinking of the day. Economic hardship caused people to make fear-based decisions and to wish for big government to provide for them. But John Prout was not a conformist. Instead, his thinking aligned with the words of Walter Lippman,

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“Where all people think alike, few people think at all.” In many ways our-west side values and attitudes embody John Prout’s spirit. Our self-sufficient, independent nature and our underdog status, from which has evolved a good work ethic and a need to band together, are rooted in his life’s story. In a time of uncertainty John Prout dared to dream. And in doing so he inspired the Covedale community to believe in itself. But most of all, his vision for the village of Covedale re-defined and firmly established the Covedale identity. John Prout’s legacy is the name Covedale – for if it were not for him the name would have likely faded from our collective memory. Today, the name Covedale symbolizes courage and the ability to think creatively. Today, the name Covedale is John Prout’s gift to us all – a reminder that if we also dare to dream we too can inspire others to face the future with confidence. Jim Grawe is the co-founder of the Covedale Neighborhood Association.



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Showing Scottie spirit Students, faculty and staff showed their school spirit during homecoming at Oak Hills High School. The celebration included decorating Scottie dog cutouts and then putting them on display along Ebenezer Road in the school’s Puttin’ on the Dog project. A Scottie dog was the first mascot of the high school, which is celebrating it 50th anniversary this year.


The Spanish Club at Oak Hills High School went to a lot of trouble to make their Scottie dog look like a piñata.


The Oak Hills High School office staff decorated their Scottie dog to resemble a West Highland terrier named Duncan, who was the high school’s original mascot.


The cafeteria staff at Oak Hills made sure to include an apron and chef’s hat on the Scottie dog they decorated for the Puttin’ on the Dog project.


There was no question the Advanced Placement art students at Oak Hills would put their creative touch on the Scottie dog they decorated.


Oak Hills High School students DaShawn Howard, left, and Matt Ellis helped cut out large plywood Scottie dogs for the school’s Puttin’ on the Dog project.


Members of the Oak Hills marching band put in a special order for a sousaphone cut-out to complete the ensemble for the Scottie dog they decorated.


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Business Network InternationalBridgetown, 8:30 a.m., Hillebrand Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 4320 Bridgetown Road, third-floor conference room. Meets every Thursday. 941-6464; Bridgetown.


Miamitown Square Dance Classes, 7 p.m., Miami Whitewater Township Firehouse, 6736 Ohio 128. Butler Squares and River Squares Square Dance Clubs beginner square dance class for singles and couples. Partners not guaranteed. Donations accepted. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 859-525-7049. Miamitown.


English for Speakers of Other Languages, 12:45-2:15 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave. Free child care available. Focuses on practical uses, including English used in daily interactions. Each class will include conversation practice. Free. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673, ext. 12. West Price Hill.


Hollmeyer Orchards, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Hollmeyer Orchards, 3241 Fiddler’s Green Road. Apples, peaches, plums, pears and vegetables. 574-0663. Green Township.


Wine Tasting, 5-9 p.m., Henke Winery, 3077 Harrison Ave. Includes bread basket. $5 seven wines; $1 per pour, choose from 15. 662-9463; Westwood.


M*A*S*H, 8 p.m., La Salle High School, 3091 North Bend Road. $8, $6 bleacher seat. Reservations recommended. 741-2369. Green Township.


Wine Tasting, 4-7 p.m., Bridgetown Finer Meats Wine Shop, 6139 Bridgetown Road. $10. 574-3900; Bridgetown. Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., American Legion Post 485, 29 E. State Road. Carryout available. Benefits Miller Stockum American Legion Post 485. 9411643. Cleves. Beer Tasting, 6-8 p.m., Bigg’s Delhi, 5025 Delhi Road. Mount Carmel beer with Kathleen. $2. Three samples with snacks. 3541700. Delhi Township.


Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Luckey’s Irish Pub, 3722 Harrison Ave. Free. 662-9222. Cheviot.


Lagniappe, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Crow’s Nest, 4544 W. Eighth St. 921-2980. West Price Hill.


M*A*S*H, 8 p.m., La Salle High School, $8, $6 bleacher seat. Reservations recommended. 741-2369. Green Township.


One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $21, $19 seniors and students. Reservations recommended. 241-6550; West Price Hill. S A T U R D A Y, N O V. 7


An Enchanted Evening Under the Stars Auction, 7 p.m.-midnight, St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, 5222 North Bend Road. Live auction, silent auction, split-the-pot, reverse raffle and more. Music by DJ. Includes hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Ages 21 and up. Benefits St. Ignatius Parish. $30. Reservations recommended. 661-6565. Monfort Heights.



One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave. $21, $19 seniors and students. Reservations recommended. 2416550; West Price Hill. F R I D A Y, N O V. 6

ART & CRAFT CLASSES Beginner Card Making Class, 1-2 p.m., Scrap-Ink, 5515 Bridgetown Road. All supplies provided. Bring adhesive. $8. Reservations required. 503-1042; Green Township. CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Women’s Monthly Meet-Ups, 10 a.m.-noon. The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave. Connecting with others in the community while participating in educational and enrichment activities. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673, ext. 17; West Price Hill.

Lauren K. Breaux Memorial Fund Benefit, 7 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Our Lady of Victory, 810 Neeb Road, Convocation Center. Silent auction, raffles, refreshments, entertainment by the Sullivan and Janszen Band. Benefits fund’s scholarships and Our Lady of Victory Athletic Association. $25. Reservations recommended. 467-0417. Delhi Township.


Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road. Materials include leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and prunings from trees or shrubs. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Environmental Services. 946-7755; Green Township.

For more about Greater Cincinnati’s dining, music, events, movies and more, go to Wine Tasting, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Henke Winery, $5 seven wines; $1 per pour, choose from 15. 662-9463; Westwood. Turkey Dinner, 4:30-7 p.m., St. Peter and St. Paul United Church of Christ, 3001 Queen City Ave. Include bake sale. Carryout available. $8, $4 ages 10 and under. 661-3745. Westwood.


Blues Merchants, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Poppy’s Tavern, 5510 Rybolt Road. 574-6333. Green Township.


M*A*S*H, 8 p.m., La Salle High School, $8, $6 bleacher seat. Reservations recommended. 741-2369. Green Township.


One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $21, $19 seniors and students. Reservations recommended. 241-6550; West Price Hill.


Flea Market, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., VFW Post 6428, 140 Main St. Food and refreshments available. Tables inside and outside weather permitting. Gun dealers welcome. Rain or shine. $10 table rental; free admission. 941-6428. Addyston.


Support Group for Parents, 1-2:30 p.m., Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center, 5642 Hamilton Ave. Education and support in dealing with children having emotional disorders or neurobiological brain disorder/mental illness. Grandparents/caregivers welcome. Free. 351-3500. College Hill. S U N D A Y, N O V. 8


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


Our Lady of Visitation Art & Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Our Lady of the Visitation, 3172 South Road. More than 60 crafters. Includes Sweet Shoppe and raffle booth. $1, 50 cents for children. Presented by Our Lady of Visitation School. 347-2222. Green Township.


Hollmeyer Orchards, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Hollmeyer Orchards, 574-0663. Green Township.


Wine Tasting, 2-5 p.m., Bridgetown Finer Meats Wine Shop, $10. 574-3900; Bridgetown.


PBS veteran and award-winning songwriter Thaddeus Rex will urge kids to “Read Like a Rock Star” at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave. The performance is part of the theater’s Saturday Morning Children’s Series. Tickets are $7, $5 for children. For more information, call 241-6550.


Line Dance Class, 1-2 p.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. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 321-6776. West Price Hill.


English for Speakers of Other Languages, 9-10:30 a.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center. Free. 471-4673, ext. 12. West Price Hill. Hollmeyer Orchards, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Hollmeyer Orchards, 574-0663. Green Township.




Talk-Act-Listen-Konnect, 6:30-8 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave. T.A.L.K. is a weekly program focused on what it means to be a woman today. Weekly participation not mandatory. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 4714673, ext. 17. West Price Hill.

ART & CRAFT CLASSES CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Technique Savvy, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Scrap-


Community Brunch, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road, Fifth Third Bank Hall, Seton Center. $11, $9 seniors, $7 children under 12; free children under 5. Reservations recommended. 2444633. Delhi Township.


Michael Banks, 7 p.m., Green Township Branch Library, 6525 Bridgetown Road. Author discusses and signs “Before Oprah: Ruth Lyons the Woman Who Created Talk TV.” Free. 3696095; Green Township.

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Greater Cincinnati Decorative Painters Meeting, 11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road. Basic acrylic techniques using a Christmas ornament. Open to all painters. Free. Registration required.; Springfield Township.

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Ink, 5515 Bridgetown Road. Rubber stamp and paper crafting artists learn more challenging techniques, styles and patterns. $22. 3890826; Green Township.


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.

Grief Support Group, 4-5:30 p.m., Westwood First Presbyterian Church, 3011 Harrison Ave. Group helps people to live in their grief, dealing with pain and change in positive ways. 661-6846, ext. 109. Westwood.

Girls Life, 4:45-6 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, Registration required. 471-4673, ext. 15. West Price Hill.


Basic Square Dance, 10 a.m., Dunham Recreation Complex, 4356 Dunham Lane. With Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. 3216776. West Price Hill.

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ART & CRAFT CLASSES Intermediate Card-making Class, 10-11:30 a.m., Scrap-Ink, 5515 Bridgetown Road. Learn new techniques and intermediate level folds. $8. Registration required. 389-0826; Green Township. BUSINESS MEETINGS

Delhi Business Association Meeting, 8:30 a.m., Delhi Park, 5125 Foley Road, Delhi Lodge. Public invited. 922-3111. Delhi Township.


Girls Club, 3:30-4:45 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, Registration required. 471-4673, ext. 15. West Price Hill.


Yoga, 7:10 p.m., Dunham Recreation Complex, 4356 Dunham Lane. Tender yoga plus meditation. $10. 471-7653. West Price Hill.


Western Hills Job Satellite Group, 9-10:30 a.m., Westwood First Presbyterian Church, 3011 Harrison Ave. Community members welcome to learn from and support each other in job-seeking process. Speakers present valuable content about latest in electronic résumés, LinkedIn, effective networking, interview skills, available funding and community resources. Group members provide support and accountability to one another. Free. 662-1244. Westwood.


M*A*S*H, 5 p.m., La Salle High School, $8, $6 bleacher seat. Reservations recommended. 741-2369. Green Township.


One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, 2 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $21, $19 seniors and students. Reservations recommended. 241-6550; West Price Hill.


Veterans Day Parade, 2 p.m., Downtown Cheviot, Harrison Avenue. Parade starts at North Bend and Woodbine; south to Harrison; west on Harrison, ends at city hall. Memorial service follows. Presented by Cheviot Westwood Community Association. 661-2700. Cheviot. M O N D A Y, N O V. 9


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

Scarf It Up Club, 10 a.m.-noon. St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, 5222 North Bend Road. Group makes hats, scarves, lap covers, prayer shawls and anti-ouch pouches for Cincinnati area. Free. 661-9202. Monfort Heights.


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


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November 4, 2009


The longing that never goes away have made us for yourself, O God, and our hearts are ever restless until they rest in you.” Admit it or not, there is a spiritual component of our nature. It is a longing for the transcendent, for God. For a creature, total fulfillment will only be found permanently with its Creator. Strange, but many of us fear our spiritual longing. Why fear it? One reason is because we think it will cost us too much of our humanness and the enjoyment of this life. Paradoxically, it will increase it. We fear, as Francis Thompson feared as he ran from God, “Lest having thee, I might have naught else besides.” We also fear publicly admitting our need for God because of the secular implications that say only the mentally deficient believe in a God. In response to this fear of spirituality, James W. Jones, professor of religion at Rutgers University, says, “The struggle to find meaning by

connecting with a universal, cosmic, moral and sacred reality represents not a failure of nerve, the onset of premature senility, or a lapse into neurosis, but is rather a natural part of the unhindered development process. The denial of this quest for the transcendent debilitates and impoverishes our life.” Got that? This doctor of psychology at a prestigious university is telling us it’s quite normal to realize you long for God. You’re not neurotic or senile for doing so, you’re not weird; in fact you’re being true to your nature. It makes your life worse by not doing so. Spirituality is not optional. Certainly we need material possessions to live, and enjoyment to thrive, but we need a spiritual dimension to live fully. It enables us to find purpose and meaning and connects us our source and destiny. It fills out our picture. The fact that longing constantly nips at our heels proves it’s not optional. It’s crucial for general health. “Among all my patients

in the second half of life, that is to say over 35, there has not been one whose problem in the last resort was not that of finding a religious outlook on life,” wrote Carl Jung. Our consumer society tries to contradict that Jungian idea. It says our longing is exclusively for this world and this world can completely satisfy. Ridiculous! A society that

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tells its people they should live a certain way, if that way is fundamentally in opposition to what people are by nature, produces what Nietzsche termed the “sick animal.” There is a longing down deep where the sparks of our humanity smolder. Though we enjoy this wonderful world, our longing wants to call us ever onward and up where we belong.


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



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We’re building a future with you in mind. Dear Community Member, Thank you for your support! We have received final approval for re-zoning the planned site for the new Mercy Hospital in Green Township and are moving now into the development phase. We have heard from many of you over the past several months and your input has helped update and enhance our plans for the new hospital campus, which will be located on North Bend Road, near I-74. We are also grateful to the government and community leaders who have voiced strong support for our vision and plans. Our re-zoning proposal received unanimous approval from every government agency that reviewed the request. Below are the key aspects of the project. • The new hospital will be state-of-the-art and incorporate the latest advancements in patient care and comfort, offer leading physicians, and provide inpatient and outpatient services that will allow residents to stay close to home for high-quality healthcare. Planned services include comprehensive cancer, heart and orthopaedic programs. • The hospital campus will include buffers for nearby homes and St. Ignatius, as well as walking trails that connect to the new trail system being planned for the township’s parks. • We will address the impact on traffic flow by expanding North Bend Road and creating multiple lanes for the hospital entrance. While work continues on the new hospital, we will continue to grow our services and provide high-quality care over the coming years at Mercy Hospital Mt. Airy and Mercy Hospital Western Hills. Those services and our commitment to quality, patient safety, and compassionate care will be transitioned to the new hospital when it’s complete. We are also committed to continuing to provide outpatient services on the West Side, after the new hospital opens. We are excited about the prospect of continuing our Mission to serve the healthcare needs of the community and provide the best possible care to the residents of Green Township, the West Side and western Hamilton County. We thank you for your suggestions to date and invite your continued input. Please submit your questions and comments online at Sincerely,

Paul C. Hiltz President & CEO Mercy Hospital Mt. Airy

Patrick A.Kowalski President &CEO Mercy Hospital Western Hills


Be sure to look for future updates as our plans develop.


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November 4, 2009

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

I had to laugh when grandson Jack requested tilapia from Keegan’s Seafood for his fourth birthday’s dinner. It’s a small shop in Mount Washington owned by Tom Keegan. K e e Rita gan’s a Heikenfeld w a l k i n g encyclopeRita’s kitchen dia for seafood and loves showing the kids all the different varieties to make them more aware about eating healthy. The reason I laughed is when we were growing up, the only seafood we ate was frozen whiting, fried, and fresh bass caught by my Mom and brother, Charlie. I didn’t even know what

tilapia was until I was in my 30s. We need to support independent folks like Tom. So if you have a favorite independent deli/grocer, etc. let me know and I’ll feature them and a signature recipe in an upcoming column. I want to hear from readers across the board: north, south, east and west!

Herb crusted halibut

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

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

Melissa’s Schaiper’s easy chicken chili

There’s a good amount of interest in the chicken chili Good Samaritan serves in their cafeteria. Friend, great cook and Good Sam’s cath lab queen (my given title) Kay Hitzler found out it’s a purchased product.

Kay’s group in the catheter lab held a tailgating lunch and Melissa Schaiper, a colleague of Kay’s, brought a crockpot chicken chili that was a huge hit. Kay said Melissa’s chili is a bit spicier than Good Sam’s. So I would say use a mild salsa. and at

Rita’s lower fat Fiddle Faddle clone

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

Spray crockpot. Add:

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

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

Rooting out recipes

Fern’s chili. For Pam Timme. “It was in the Enquirer long ago and I’ve lost it.” I’m wondering if it’s Fern Storer’s recipe. She was the Post food editor for years and a wonderful cook. Red Lobster’s sun-

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

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BRIEFLY Town hall meeting

State Rep. Denise Driehaus (D-31st District) will host a town hall meeting Thursday, Nov. 5, to meet with constituents and discuss energy efficiency and weatherization issues important to the region. The meeting runs 7 p.m.8:30 p.m. at Westwood Town Hall, 3017 Harrison Ave. Quinton Harris, of the Ohio Department of Economic Development; Andy Holzhauser, from Cincinnati Energy Alliance; Sister Ann Rene McConn of Westwood Community Urban Redevelopment Corp. and Holly Todd of Green Building Consulting LLC, are scheduled to attend as well. The purpose of the meeting is to help people learn how to make their home more energy efficient, save money by making simple changes and find out about tax incentives, grants and loans to improve their home’s energy efficiency.

Road closure

Wesselman Road, between Buffalo Ridge Road and Zion Hill Road, was scheduled to be open to traffic Friday, Oct. 30. The road opening marks completion of Phase 1 of the sanitary sewer installation project for Wesselman Road. Phase 2 has now started, meaning Wesselman Road, between Zion Hill Road and Taylor Road in Miami and Green townships, will be closed until Dec. 21. The detour will be routed over Zion Hill Road to Zion Road to Bridgetown Road to Dog Trot Road to Taylor Road and vice versa. Please direct any problems or questions to either Bob Stindt at 679-6800, or Scott Smith with the Hamilton County Engineer at 946-8430. For information on other projects, visit

p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the Westwood First Presbyterian Church, 3011 Harrison Ave. Greene was one of the most respected generals in the Army and became a trusted friend and quartermaster for Gen. George Washington. Due to his reputation, many communities were named after him, including Green Township. Greene will be portrayed by Skip Jackson in a costumed presentation. All who are interested are welcome to attend.

Benefit auction

An Enchanted Evening Under the Stars Auction will be conducted from 7 p.m.midnight on Saturday, Nov. 7, at St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, 5222 North Bend Road. Live auction, silent auction, split-the-pot, reverse raffle and more. Music by DJ. $30 donation Includes hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Ages 21 and up. Proceeds benefit St. Ignatius Parish. Reservations are recommended. Call 661-6565.

Angel run

Mercy Hospital Western Hills & Mercy Medical Center Harrison presents the Angels on the Run 5K Saturday, Nov. 7, at Miami Whitewater Park, 9001 Mount Hope Road. A parking decal required for entrance. Registration begins at 8 a.m., race at 9:30 a.m. The race benefits the Angel Foundation and those facing foreclosure. For more information regarding how you can help, or if you are a family in need due to job loss, and your home is in foreclo-

Excited to read

The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., continues its Saturday Morning Children’s Series with Thaddeus Rex – “Read Like A Rock Star!” A PBS veteran and award winning songwriter, Thaddeus Rex’s brand of high octane music and contagious enthusiasm has been hailed by as “part Monty Python, part Dr. Seuss,” and he’s also been known to get kids excited about reading along the way The performance is at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children. Call the box office at 241-6550 for more information about purchasing tickets.

Veterans Day dinner

Tickets are available for the Wednesday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day buffet at the Community Wellness Center at Bayley Place. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. and the cost is $13 per person. The Delhi Township Veterans Association will receive half of the proceeds. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available at the Wellness Center or Bayley Place front desks, 401 Farrell Court across from the College of Mount St. Joseph. Call 921-7375 for more information.

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Library provides services to job seekers The last few years have been a journey for David Baker of Pleasant Run. After he was injured on the job, he went through a time when he was unable to work. “I’ve been very active most of my life and always worked in very physical jobs,” he explained. “I quickly learned I had to reinvent myself.” Right about the time he was going through the bulk of this major transition in his life, the Main Library was going through a transition of its own to become the Main Library for the 21st Century. Under this new plan, the TechCenter was formed to offer customers a broad spectrum of technological applications including nearly 100 computers loaded

with word processing and other productivity software packages. “When I was going through that phase I call reinventing myself, I often used the computer lab here to prepare my documents and print them out. Just to be able to access the different job sites in a nice environment made a difference … it was the right thing at PROVIDED the right time.” David Baker with one of the keys to his success, his Library card. He was able to Today, Baker is enjoying find a job with help from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. the challenges of the job he accepted as an office sup- many library locations will employers, fill out job appliport specialist with the hold workshops to help job- cations online, and design Hamilton County Depart- seekers like David Baker p r o f e s s i o n a l - l o o k i n g ment of Job and Family Ser- search for employment résumés on the library’s opportunities and create or computers using productivivices. “It’s important to me to improve their résumés to ty software available at all 41 library locations. be able to use my talents land the job they want. For information about Plus, job seekers can find and my abilities and to help people. I’m doing that on a employment through Web Jobs & Careers, visit the sites with thousands of job “Sites by Subject” link on daily basis.” This November, the listings, research potential

Workshop dates Résumé Writing Tips – Thursday, Nov. 12, 1 p.m., Corryville Branch Library, 2802 Vine St., 369-6034 Presented by Lisa Slutsky of the Return to Work Resource Center. Following the presentation you may have your résumé reviewed by volunteers from Bridge to Work Transitional Center, Eastern Personnel, Family Life Center, Kroger, SuperJobs, City of Cincinnati, and others. Call 369-6900 to register. Interviewing Skills – Thursday, Nov. 12, 6 p.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland Madeira Rd., 369-4476 Learn the “Seven Phases of the Interview Process” designed to enhance interview skills and help you need to get the job you are seeking with SuperJobs Center staff. Effective Job Search Techniques – Monday, Nov. 16, 3 p.m., Mount Washington Branch Library, 2049 Beechmont Ave., 369-6033 Learn the most effective job search methods and how to best structure your time with SuperJobs Center staff. Registration is recommended; call 369-6033 to register. Effective Job Search Techniques – Monday, Nov. 16, 2 p.m., Walnut Hills Branch Library, 2533 Kemper Lane, 369-6053 Learn the most effective job search methods and how to best structure your time with SuperJobs Center staff. Registration is recommended; call 369-6053 to register. Interview Prep – Thursday, Nov. 19, 11 a.m., Main Library, 800 Vine St., 369-6900 Learn what you can do before the interview to help you win the job. Includes tips on how to research your prospective employer using the Library’s databases. Room 3A. Registration is required; call 369-6900 to register.

BRIEFLY Football coaches and parents throughout Greater Cincinnati are invited to participate in the Take a Kid to the Game day at the College of Mount St. Joseph for the Mount vs. Definace College game at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7 Admission is free for players who wear their jerseys and their parents or coaches. The event is sponsored by NCAA Football. The Mount is the only local college, and one of more than 200 schools across the nation, hosting a game in this campaign focused on allowing youth the opportunity to attend a college football game.

The Take A Kid to the Game program is entering into its 14th year in the promotion of collegiate athletics. “At the college we are excited to offer children from the community to be part of our game day experience and support NCAA Football’s program,” said Ron Bowling, associate athletic director at the Mount. “This experience is an opportunity for children to spend quality time with a parent or role model and learn about sportsmanship that can be demonstrated on the playing field.” For more information visit or contact Ron Bowling at 244-8585, or

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The Alzheimer’s Association will have a free informational seminar at Mercy Franciscan at West Park, 2950 West Park Drive, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12. The session will include a one-hour informational session and will follow with opportunities for questions. The featured presenter will be Janet Milne, director of Family and Professional Education for the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati. Refreshments will be available. For more information, call Eileen Gumbert at 513-4518900. Topics covered are to include (but are not limited to): differentiating between

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La Salle’s admission director Andre Gibson will host a Town Hall Meeting for the class of 2014 from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, at La Salle. Gibson will be answering any questions about La Salle, including La Salle’s new programs: the Signum Fidei Institute, the Tablet Program, and the Lasallilan Scholars Institute. The high school is giving the high school placement test for grade school students at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. In addition to La Salle’s Open House, prospective La Salle students may request a one-on-one conference with La Salle’s Contact Gibson for a personal tour of La Salle High School. For more details, contact Gibson at 741-2365 or, or visit


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The Hamilton County Solid Waste Management District’s free household hazardous waste drop-off sites will close for the year Saturday, Nov. 14. To participate, residents must show proof of Hamilton County residency. Businesses, schools and nonprofit organizations are not eligible to participate in this program. The last days will be Tuesdays 2 p.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Environmental Enterprises Inc., 4600 Spring Grove Ave. and Wednesdays 2 p.m.-6 p.m. at Environmental Enterprises Inc., 10163 Cincinnati-Dayton Road. Acceptable Items Include: pesticides, fertilizers, cleaners, automotive fluids, solvents, thinners, pool and lawn chemicals, paint, batteries, fire extinguishers, stains, mercury, propane tanks, fluorescent bulbs, driveway sealer and thermostats. The program will re-open on April 10 at a new location and will not accept latex paint. Oil based and other types of paint, as well as paint thinners, will still be accepted.

MS aquatics class

Mercy HealthPlex Western Hills is introducing an aquatics class for multiple sclerosis patients. The light aquatic aerobics class was created to aid those with MS in maintaining and possibly improving their strength, balance and muscle control. It is open to both Mercy HealthPlex members and non-members. Classes meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. For more information, call 389-5600.

Brunch at Mount

Back by popular demand, the chefs at the College of Mount St. Joseph will host brunches again this year. Brunches will be held on the following Sundays: Nov. 8, 15

and 22. Brunch items include crème brûlée French toast, eggs Benedict with handcrafted Hollandaise glaze, freshly baked muffins and signature artisan bread, fresh fruit, Belgian waffles, and carved meats. All brunches will be held in Fifth Third Bank Hall, Seton Center, 10:30 a.m.–1 p.m. The cost is $11 per person, $9 per seniors, $7 per child under 12, and free for children under 5. Reservations are not required, but strongly suggested. Free parking is available on campus and directions to the Mount can be found online at For more information or to make a reservation contact Greg Kathman at 244-4633.

E-mails from police

The Cincinnati Police Department recently adopted a new system called the Citizen Observer Program to help get important safety information out to residents and businesses. Citizens can sign up for an e-mail or text message that will deliver press releases, news alerts and important updates from the police department on a daily basis. To sign up, visit, and follow the prompts for signing up. Be sure to select “Cincinnati Police” and then identify the police district in which you live. For more information about the program, contact Sgt. Eric Franz at 352-1279.

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Author discusses his Ruth Lyons book Input wanted on Learn more about this pioneering broadcaster whose audience equaled that of Oprah Winfrey’s today as the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County hosts the Michael Banks Book Talk Series. In his latest book “Before Oprah: Ruth Lyons, The Woman Who Created Talk TV,” Milford native Michael Banks follows Ruth through

her days as a child growing up in Columbia Tusculum to her stretch on WLW during the Banks 1950s and 1960s, up to the death of her daughter. Find out who she was and how she became the

hardest working and most philanthropic woman in the business. The series is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and can be signed by the author after each program. See below for the schedule of dates, times, and library locations. • 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Main Library in the

Reading Garden Lounge. • 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, at Green Township Branch Library, 6525 Bridgetown Road, 369-6095 • 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at Cheviot Branch Library, 3711 Robb Ave., 369-6015 • 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, at the Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3835 West Fork Road, 369-4472.

Mercy cleans cars in breast cancer battle The Cleans for a Cure Caravan recently visited Mercy Hospital Western Hills to offer area residents to chance to contribute toward the battle against breast cancer while also having their car steam cleaned. The event was sponsored by Mercy, Stanley Steemer and Warm 98. A total of 57 cars were cleaned during the threehour event at the hospital campus. Participants paid $30 to have their vehicle’s interior steam cleaned by Stanley Steemer. All proceeds from the event go to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. Warm 98 had a live remote and Mercy provided information on breast cancer, digital mammography, and the wide range of other imaging services provided at Mercy Hospital Western Hills. There were also prizes for the participants, including the grand prize of a 32” inch TV. “This was a great oppor-

Fifty-seven cars were cleaned during the Cleans for a Cure Caravan at Mercy Hospital Western Hills recently. tunity for us to connect with the community and increase awareness about breast cancer,” said Patrick Kowalski, president/CEO of Mercy Hospital Western Hills. “We are proud to host this event and we are proud to offer digital mammogra-

phy at our hospital. It is clearly proven to be the most effective technology available in the early detection of breast cancer.” The Cleans for the Cure Caravan has been visiting all of the Mercy locations in Greater Cincinnati that pro-

recycling plan

The Hamilton County Solid Waste Management District is beginning the process of updating its Solid Waste Management Plan. The purpose of the plan is to outline how the county is to reach state mandated recycling goals and to ensure adequate disposal capacity. Ohio’s recycling goals include a 25 percent recycling rate for the residential/commercial sector and a 66 percent recycling rate for the industrial sector. During the course of this process, all of the district’s programs will be evaluated. A key component of this process is public input. Residents, businesses, teachers, community leaders and others interested in providing input during this process are encouraged to complete a brief survey found at

The current plan contains: • The Household Hazardous Waste program – which, last year, collected over 585 tons of hazardous chemicals from county residents. • Yardwaste collection – sites which accept yard debris, free of charge, from over 30,000 residents each year. • Computer collection – events which, in 2008, kept over 61 tons of used computer equipment out of area landfills. Grant programs which provide over $1 million to local communities to help finance curbside and dropoff recycling programs. For more information about the Hamilton County Solid Waste Management District, or the Solid Waste Management Plan, go to visit www.hamiltoncounty


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Decorative artists meeting Nov. 8 American Burrito The Greater Cincinnati Decorative Artists will have its monthly meeting at 11:45 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at the Springfield Township Senior Center located at 9158 Winton Road. Jo Ann Heurich will be teaching basic techniques in acrylics using a Christmas ornament in a two-hour class following the meeting. The members range in experience from beginners to certified teachers with many years of experience in watercolor, sketching, oils,

colored pencil and acrylics. Members are from the entire Tristate area, new members, guests and the public are welcome. The group also sponsors painting classes, seminars and an annual retreat off site. Go to www.GCDpainters. com for the newsletter. The first photograph shows a few of the members with their completed treasure boxes. The group has started an ongoing project for the patients of the Shriner’s Hospital.

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Members of Greater Cincinnati Decorative Artists showing off their treasure boxes are, from left in front, Carole Arend, of Fairfield and Darlene Justice, of Bridgetown; back row, Pat Hull, of Fairfield, Ginger Louis, of Cheviot, Mary Jayne Georgeton, of Delhi Township, and Theresa Morris Delhi Township.

Two Men and A Truck enjoy a parade Two Men and A Truck, located on Cheviot Road, recently participated in the Harvest Home parade which commemorated Green Township’s 200th birthday. The parade always takes place the Thursday after Labor Day which leads up to the three day Harvest Home Fair which is celebrating its 150th year in existence. The crowds are large and many parade


Two Men and A Truck participated in this year's Harvest Home Parade.

watcher set up their lawn chairs two days before the parade just to get their spot. Two Men and A Truck – a full-service moving company opened in June 2004 and this is the sixth year that that they participated in this event. Dean Mason, manager of Two Men and A Truck looks forward to driving in the parade each and every year and he calls this event his parade.

The American Burrito Company, a new local restaurant enterprise, officially launches on Saturday, Nov. 7, with the grand opening of their first location at 5471 North Bend Road in Monfort Heights. The American Burrito Company offers burritos. The restaurant offers buildyour-own burritos, tacos, and salads, as well as specialty American classic burritos. These include the Philly, a cheese steak burrito with onions and peppers; the Santa Fe, a grilled chicken burrito in zesty Santa Fe dressing and guacamole; the Idaho, a grilled steak and potatoes burrito with

cheese and tangy pepper ranch dressing. Other American classics will be introduced throughout the year. At the open house, there will be giveaways, contests, and specials the entire day. Burritos are served fresh from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. The American Burrito Company will be collecting canned goods and non-perishables to benefit the community during its grand opening. Receive a free fountain drink when you bring a canned good to the store. For more information, call 481-2500 or go to


REUNIONS Amelia High School Class of 1959 – a reunion is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Holiday Inn, Eastgate. For more information, call Rosalind (Fell) MacFarland at 752-8604. Our Lady of Perpetual Help – is having a reunion for all graduates from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7,


at St. William’s Church Undercroft, West Eighth and Sunset avenues, Price Hill. Cost is $15 per person and includes soda, beer, chips, pretzels, bartender, hall rental and music by Jerry “Tiger” Iles. Donations given to Santa Maria Community Services, Sedamsville Civic Association and other organizations. Graduates are asked to


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Patricia Bussard

Patricia Nolan Bussard, 76, Green Township, died Oct. 23. She was a registered nurse. Survived by husband Bruce Bussard; Stephen, Michael (Nicole), Daniel (Amy), Andrea, Jeanne Bussard; brother Harry (Phyllis) Nolan; 10 grandchildren. Preceded in death by siblings Michael Nolan, Margaret Tinsley. Services were Oct. 27 at St. Antoninus. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597.


Theodoros Christopulos, Westwood, died Oct. 26. He was founder and owner of Blue Ash Chili. Survived by wife Vasiliki Christopulos; siblings Thomas (Olga), Stella, Agathi Christopulos; brother-in-law Pete (Tary) Paskal; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by siblings Haido, Vagelis, Katerina, Alexandra, Soteris, Dafnoula. Services were Oct. 29 at Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. Arrangements by Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to: Greek School, c/o Kikki Christofield, 7000 Winton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45224.

Lail Clott

Eulalia “Lail” Miller Clott, 83, died Oct. 26. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Michael, Dave, Paul Clott, Emily Alverson; grandchildren Lisa, Kevin, Katie, Emma, Shannon, Brad, Spencer, Brandon, Lindsey; daughters- and sons-in-law Shirley, Geri Clott, Jeffrey Alverson, Robert Schulte; brother Don Miller; four great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Edward Clott, daughter Rosanne Schulte, siblings Betty Coates, George, Kenneth, Milton, Eugene Miller. Services were Oct. 31 at St. Antoninus. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206 or Kidney Foundation, 2200 Victory Pkwy., Suite 510, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

(Linda), Chuck (Elaine), Al, Harry, Robert (Diana), Jim (Julie), John (Sandy) Craynon, Donna (Joe) Terry, Anna (Tony) Muse, Chris (Don) Prewitt, Jennifer (Frank) Spohr; many nieces and nephews. Son of June Schille Craynon and the late David Craynon and Norma Barrett Craynon. Preceded in death by wife Terry McAtee Craynon, son Michael Craynon. Services were Oct. 28 at Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: Old Man Rivers, 703 Pike St., Parkersburg, WV 26101.

Carol Webster Dunnett, 84, died Oct. 23. She was a homemaker. Survived by husband William Dunnett; daughters Marilyn (Mark) Meckes, Sandy (Larry) Batoki; grandsons Mark (Elizabeth), Michael Meckes; great-granddaughter Juliette Meckes; sister Nancy Safely; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brother Warren Webster. Services were Oct. 26 at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to: Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Cincinnati, 3949 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223 or Neediest Kids of All, P.O. Box 636666, Cincinnati, OH 45263-6666.

Arlene Hale

Arlene Wurzelbacher Hale, 75, Cheviot, died Oct. 25. Survived by daughter Tina (Gregg) Schmaltz; granddaughters Carla (Derek) Wolfe, Holly (Josh) Malone; great-grandchildren Taylor, Annie, Drew; siblings Ann (Larry) Beierlein, Janet Benkert, Donald (Margie) Wurzelbacher; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Bruce Hale. Services were Oct. 28 at St. Martin of Tours. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati.

Malcolm Hill

Malcolm O. Hill, 89, Green Township, died Oct. 25. He was a welder for General Electric. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II. Survived by wife Gloria Hill; children Gary (Sharon), Wayne Hill, Gay (Jerry) Heidel; grandchildren Wayne,

Joseph Craynon

Joseph Paul Craynon, 61, died Oct. 23. He was a union fire sprinkler fitter. Survived by children Nicholas, Rose Craynon; siblings Dave







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DEATHS Lia Heidel, Sean Hill, Julianna Ndikintum; great-grandchildren Shey, Elizabeth, Abbia, Bisona. Services were Oct. 29 at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home.

Lil Himes

Lillian “Lil” Willett Blackburn Himes, 79, Cleves, died Oct. 25. She was a food service supervisor at Carroll County Hospital and Hillview Nursing Home She was a member of the Cleves Church of Christ and a 28-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Marvin Chapter 376. Survived by children Rebecca Ison, John Blackburn; stepchildren Michael Himes, Karon Stockman, Karol Cannon; grandchildren Kara, Kane Ison, Lorrin Blackburn; stepgrandchildren Robert, Sarah Himes, Michelle Rees, Elizabeth Mazzaro, Andra, Walter IV Cannon; greatgranddaughter Mackinzie Rees; siblings Harrison, Orville Willett, Elsie Newkirk; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husbands Harry Himes, John Blackburn, parents Ura, Bessie Willett, sister Ruth McManis. Services were Oct. 28 at Dennis George Funeral Home. Memorials to: Order of the Eastern Star, Marvin Chapter 376, 213 George St., Harrison, OH 45030 or Scottish Rite Learning Center, 317 E. Fifth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Lee Kasley

Lee J. Kasley, 83, Green Township, died Oct. 27. He was an electrician. He was a World War II veteran. Survived by wife Alice Kasley; children Bruce (Michelle) Kasley, Linda (Chris) Smith; Kasley grandchildren Anna Braunstein, Amanda, Adam, Jason Kasley; niece Patricia Roll; four great-grandchildren. Arrangements by NeidhardMinges Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati or Kidney Foundation.



About obituaries Preceded in death by husband Carrel. Services are 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at the Oak Hills Pavilion. Arrangements by Walker Funeral Home.

Frances Long

Frances Deck Long, 85, Monfort Heights, died Oct. 26. She was a member of White Oak Christian Church. Survived by nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband J.R. Long. Services were Oct. 30 at MihovkRosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Jack McGowan

James J. “Jack” McGowan, 85, died Oct. 23. Survived by wife Mary Angela McGowan; children Kathleen (Mark) Gruber, Maryrose (John) McGing, Janice (Mark) Norton, Tim (Mary) McGowan, Molly (Charles) Tereck, Angela (Todd) Hammersmith; grandchildren A.J., Margaret Norton, Lucy, Mary McGing, Declan, Rose Ellen McGowan, Annalise, Jack, Mark Tereck.

Services were Oct. 31 at Our Lady of Victory. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to the Cure JM Foundation at

Leonidas McGraw

Leonidas Dee “Scrub” McGraw, 66, Green Township, died Oct. 23 at in Beckley, W. Va. He was an electrical and instrument engineer with Proctor & Gamble. He was a member of the Addyston Baptist Church. Survived by wife Essie Rookstool McGraw; children Valerie Hutson, Jeffrey (Kathy), Gregory (Melissa), Paul (Kara), Daniel (Linda) McGraw; siblings Myrtle (Edward) Gill, Mary “Suzi” (William) Chambers, Virginia, Grady (Elsie), John (Janie), Sherman (Debra) McGraw; 15 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by parents Duffa, Mary Cordelia McGraw, brother Eugene McGraw. Services were Oct. 28 at Addyston Baptist Church. Arrangements by Dennis George Funeral Home. Memorials to: Addyston Baptist

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Frederick Mergy Sr.

Frederick E. Mergy Sr., 86, Green Township, died Oct. 27. He was a retired Air Force master sergeant, having served in World War II and Korea. He received the Bronze Star Mergy and four Oak Leaf Clusters.

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DEATHS Survived by wife Betty Masur Mergy; children Deborah Hoffman, Thomas, Fred (Susan) Jr. Mergy; grandchildren Justin Hoffman, Shawnna Marx, Fred III, Robert, Matt Mergy, Jane Abel; siblings Dorothy Masur, Margaret Riddle; many great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by grandson Drew Mergy, siblings Joe, Charles Mergy, Marie Anger. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

Arthur Moorman

Arthur F. Moorman, Green Township, died Oct. 29. He was a veteran of World War II. Survived by daughters Judith (Elmer) Wahl, Mary Jo (Bob) Peter, Donna (Bud) Black; grandchildren Amy (John) Ryan, Karen, Robert (Noelle) Wahl, Maggie (Larry) Peter, Erin (Joe) Vardon, Christopher (Karen) Black; great-grandchildren, Johnny, Tori Ryan, Roman Black; siblings Alma Sievering, Ralph (Edna), Eugene Moorman; sister-inlaw Betty (Elmer) Moorman; friend Evelyn Busam. Preceded in death by wife Frieda Moorman. Services were Nov. 2 at St. Bernard Church. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to:

LEGAL NOTICE The Village of Addyston will accept sealed bids for the sale of one 1990 Chevy Body Truck TK Model GC3. Truck available for review in the municipal facility parking lot at 235 Main Street, Addyston, Ohio, interested persons should contact the Village Clerk’s office at 513-941-1313 Ext 13 sealed bids will be accepted at the Village Clerk’s office 235 Main Street, Addyston, Ohio, until 4:00PM on November 4, 2009. 2974 PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Hamilton County Rural Zoning Commission on Thursday, November 19, 2009, in Room 805, County Administration Building at 1:00 P.M. for the purpose of a Major Adjustment to Case # Green 200309; for the approval of the location of a 800 square foot temporary sign on the site at 6926 Harrison Avenue, Green Township. Plans are on file and open for public inspection in Room 804, County Administration Building, 138 East Court Street, during normal business hours. Office hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Office Phone: 513-9464501. 1515499 PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Hamilton County Board of Zoning Appeals on Wednesday, November 18, 2009, in Room 805, County Administration Building at 1:00 P.M. for the purpose of Case # Miami 2009-04 (ZVMT200904) for the approval of the construction of a six (6) foot privacy fence to be located in the front yard of a corner lot. Location: 3395 Triple Crown Drive, Miami Township District: "AA" CUP (Community Unit Plan) Plans are on file and open for public inspection in Room 804, County Administration Building, 138 East Court Street, during normal business hours. Office hours: M o n d a y thru Friday 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Office Phone: 513-9464501.1001515530

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Robert Oehlschlaeger

Robert W. “Bob O” Oehlschlaeger, 88, Green Township, died Oct. 23. He was founder of Busy Bee Electric. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, past president of the Oak Hills Kiwanis Club and a former Scoutmaster. Survived by wife Priscilla Oehlschlaeger; son Jim Oehlschlaeger; granddaughters Oehlschlaeger Isabella (John) Kiev, Kristen (John Schubert) Oehlschlaeger; great-granddaughter Sophia Schubert. Preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Betty Oehlschlaeger, daughter Patty Oehlschlaeger. Services were Oct. 28 at Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to the Oak Hills Kiwanis Club.

Janet Orr

Janet Humphrey Orr, 78, died Oct. 17. She was a teacher for 30 years, retiring from the Oak Hills Local School District. Survived by children Brad, Randy Orr, Michelle “Mike” Laliberte; grandchildren Colleen, Kelsey, Shelby. Services were Oct. 23 at Spring

Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Webster Funeral Home.

Eugene Peelman

Eugene Elton Peelman, 77, died Oct. 25. He was a ferry operator for Vevay Ferry Boats. Survived by children Eugene (Donna) Peelman Jr., Darlene (Glenn) McGowan, Tina Monhollen, Kathy Gilbert Fancher, Jan, Danny Ohmart; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and siblings. Preceded in death by wife Shirley Peelman. Services were Oct. 31 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home.

Chuck Poli

Charles Joseph “Chuck” Poli, 79, died Oct. 23. He was a business manager for General Electric. He was a Navy veteran. Survived by wife Paulette Poli; children Charlene (Bob) Castleberry, Jeff, Doug (Karan), Joe (Diane) Poli, Susan (Greg) Schmarr, Tammy (Steven) Hayes; grandchildren Jason, Haley, Brianna, Jacob, Kristoffer, Amber, Erin, Alex, Katie, Julia, Madelyn, Ryan; great-grandchildren Shelby, Brooklyn; siblings William Poli, Ruth Harper; several nieces and nephews. Services were Oct. 27 at Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Heart Association.

Benjamin Reidy Sr.

Benjamin James Reidy Sr., 86, died Oct. 28. Survived by children Chris (the late Lew) Hetz, Benjamin Jr.,

Thomas (Rosemary Florence) Reidy; grandchildren Jenny (David) Froehle, Matthew (Cathy) Reidy, Tracy (Craig) Lattarulo, Todd (Crista) Hetz; sister Rose Neumeister; nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife LaVerne Reidy. Services were Oct. 31 at the Arlington Memorial Gardens Cemetery Chapel. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to: Judson Care Center, 2373 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45211, American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206 or American Diabetes Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 304, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Charles Scott

Charles L. Scott, Green Township, died Oct. 23. Survived by wife Mary Eileen Scott; children Jack (Julie), Sheila, Scott, Karen (Ralph) Vosseberg, Michelle (Rich) Bosse, Susan (Ralph) Meierjohan; grandchildren John, Justin, Sherrie, Cassie, Christopher, Mary, Benjamin, Jacob, Leah, Joseph, Scott Ryan, Luke. Services were Oct. 27 at Blessed Sacrament Church, Fort Mitchell, Ky. Arrangements by Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Xavier High School Scholarship Endowment Fund, 600

W. North Bend Road, Cincinnati, OH 45224-1499 or Hospice of Cincinnati Inc., c/o Bethesda Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597.

Albert Strasser

Albert E. Strasser, 85, died Oct. 23. He was an attorney. Survived by children Sharon (P. Wilson) Boswell, David (Denise Nordloh), James (Karen Earle) Strasser; grandchildren Laine, Luke Boswell, Lee, Will, Anna Strasser. Preceded in death by wife Betty Ann Strasser. Services were Oct. 28 at the Norman Chapel, Spring Grove Cemetery. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to the University of Cincinnati Foundation.

Carl Weber

Carl J. Weber, 88, Green Township, died Oct. 23. He was a truck driver. He was a member of the Teamsters. Survived by daughters Linda (Reg) Merwin, Peggy (John) Goehr; grandchildren Kelly (Nick) Larsen, Keri (Curtis) Young, Christina, Shannon, Jenna Goehr; great-grandchildren Lexi, Cassie Larsen, Brady, Colin Young; sisters Ursula Ritter, Charmaine Cronin; friend Mary Etta Feldkamp. Preceded in death by wife Vi Weber. Services were Oct. 27 at Our Lady of Lourdes. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincin-

nati or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Margie Weil

Margie Blome Weil died Oct. 22. Survived by children John (Lisa), Paul (Beth), Thomas (Mary), Hank (Jackie) Weil, Barbara (Dave) Banfill; grandchildren T.J., Henry, Kurt, Paul II, Jessica, A.J., Timmy, Britney, Michael Weil, Sarah Banfill. Preceded in Weil death by husband Harry Weil, sister Dorothy Schwager. Services were Oct. 28 at St. William. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. William Scholarship Foundation, 4108 W. Eighth St., Cincinnati, OH 45205.

Robert Witschger

Robert L. Witschger, 79, died Oct. 29. Survived by siblings Edward, Ruth Hilvers, Donna Mincey, Shirley Grote; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife Adrian Witschger, siblings Carl Witschger, Janet Bennett. Services were Nov. 3 at St. Jude Church. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: Franks Center Parents Association, 5884 Bridgetown Road, Cincinnati, OH 45248

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died Oct. 13. He was 82. Kuresman, who was born on Rapid Run in Price Hill and grew up on the east side, won 12 best acting awards in 12 years from The Drama Workshop. He won his first trophy in “The Tender Trap” performed at the Westwood Town Hall. That production was the first play under a coalition of theater groups – Drama Workshop, The Footlighters and Thalian Players, and the Westwood Town Hall Model Railroad Club – that signed a $1 contract in 1967 to maintain the Westwood Town Hall. This was credited with saving the town hall from dismantling. According to former Western Hills Press editor Roger Miller, Kuresman’s character in “The Tender Trap” so “refreshed the galleries that producers had to


Jack Kuresman won 12 Best Actor awards from The Drama Workshop, has died at age 82. Here he is in the 1971 production of “Cactus Flower” along with a frequent co-star Ginny Chizer. add one more sellout show. This raised the box officer count to 1,500 tickets sold. For his feat, Jack earned his first of 12 ‘Cairo Kate’ trophies, named for a black orchid gown in ‘Mister Barry’s Etchings’ in 1957.” The trophy is a traveling award that consists of a bouquet of black roses and is presented at a dinner meeting following each play. Kuresman was studying in drama classes at the Uni-



Franklin Prashun, 38, 2715 Oakleaf Drive, possession of drug paraphernalia at North Bend Road and Camvic Terrace, Oct. 20. Elaine Hunt, 35, 2715 Oakleaf Drive, possessing drug abuse instruments at North Bend Road and Camvic Terrace, Oct. 20. Joshua Kessler, 25, 9147 New Haven Road, warrant, Oct. 22. Larenzo Peeples, 22, 2705 Vienna Woods, warrant, Oct. 23. Joseph Wimmer, 19, 2822 Montana Ave., disorderly conduct and criminal trespass at 2822 Montana Ave., Oct. 23. William Baldrick, 27, 3265 Epworth Ave., driving under suspension, Oct. 23. Houston Sehlhorst, 27, 2747 McKinley, disorderly conduct, Oct. 24.

Vitor Abreu, 32, 3268 Montana Ave., disorderly conduct, Oct. 24. Brandon Burke, 22, 6688 Hayes, disorderly conduct, Oct. 25. Nicholas Blust, 23, 3726 Harding, disorderly conduct, Oct. 25. Samuel Robinson, 38, 2139 Harrison Ave. No. 7, driving under suspension, Oct. 26.

Incidents Breaking and entering

Copper piping stolen from home at 4030 Harding Ave., Oct. 26.

Criminal mischief

Metal bench removed from porch and placed in street at 3720 Woodbine Ave., Oct. 23.


Purse and contents stolen from vehicle at 4125 Harding Ave., Oct. 24. Car stereo faceplate stolen from vehicle at 3613 Harrison Ave., Oct. 25. Digital camera and money stolen from vehicle at 3752 Darwin Ave., Oct. 24. Cell phone stolen from victim’s purse at Harvest Home Park at 3961 North Bend Road, Oct. 22.

CINCINNATI DISTRICT 3 Arrests/citations

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Alshem Sebastian, born 1987, felonious assault, 2710 East Tower Drive, Oct. 26. Charles Duncan Lewis, born 1980, assault, 2400 Harrison Ave., Oct. 25. Flenare Mascus, born 1990, theft under $300 and criminal trespass, 6150 Glenway Ave., Oct. 20. Ivan Boykins, born 1980, possession of drugs, 2220 Harrison Ave., Oct. 20. Larry D. Shelton, born 1960, receiving stolen motor vehicle, 3207 Westbrook Drive, Oct. 22. Melody Hooker, born 1970, passing check with no or insufficient funds, 5522 Glenway Ave., Oct. 25. Michael George McCulley, born 1960, domestic violence and disorderly con-

versity of Cincinnati when he won his first award, the best actor award from the Mummers Guild. Miller said Kuresman’s “stage fitness was enlivened by an incredibly mobile face that resembled that of Marcel Marceau, the international mime.” Services were at the Weil Funeral Home Oct. 16. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Hospice or the charity of one’s choice.

About police reports The Community Press publish the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. duct, 2240 Harrison Ave., Oct. 20. Raydell Hope, born 1989, possession of drugs, 3119 Bracken Woods Lane, Oct. 16. Richard R. Parks, born 1984, possession of drugs, 3379 Felicity Drive, Oct. 21. Robert D. Rogers, born 1985, domestic violence, 3980 Yearling Court, Oct. 21. Sarah Harris, born 1991, drug abuse and theft under $300, 2322 Ferguson Road, Oct. 24. Victor L. White, born 1990, falsification, 2240 Harrison Ave., Oct. 20. William Morse, born 1981, domestic violence, 2263 Harrison Ave., Oct. 24. William Kenneth Hogan, born 1973, criminal damaging or endangerment, telecommunication harassment, obstruction of official business, domestic violence, aggravated menacing, felonious assault and weapon ordnance, 3409 Belltone Ave., Oct. 25. Maria D. Washington, born 1984, theft under $300, 5555 Glenway Ave., Oct. 20. Alphonso McKinney, born 1990, breaking and entering, 3219 Harrison Ave., Oct. 20. Maurice Shannon, born 1986, possession of drugs, 2220 Harrison Ave., Oct. 20. Loinell Dangerfield, born 1984, burglary and intimidating victim or witness, 2332 Harrison Ave., Oct. 20. Brittany Andrews, born 1986, felonious assault, 2263 Harrison Ave., Oct. 25.

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263 Sekitan Ave.: Steinriede, Henny to Fliehman, Charles; $1,500.


3606 Homelawn Ave.: Burton, Karen E. Tr. and Kimberly G. Comstock Tr. to Wood, Gay A.; $69,900. 3705 Everett Ave.: Schmutte, Robert B Jr. to Wells Fargo Bank NA Tr.; $20,000. 3458 Mayfair Ave.: Richards, Patricia A. to Metz, John D. and Jennifer L.; $105,335. 3801 Dina Terrace: Dina Apartments LLC to Cap Car Realty 11 LLC; $1,884,000. 3801 Dina Terrace: Dina Apartments LLC to Cap Car Realty 11 LLC; $516,000. 3802 Dina Terrace: Dina Apartments LLC to Cap Car Realty 11 LLC; $1,884,000. 3802 Dina Terrace: Dina Apartments LLC to Cap Car Realty 11 LLC; $516,000. 3803 Dina Terrace: Dina Apartments LLC to Cap Car Realty 11 LLC; $1,884,000. 3804 Dina Terrace: Dina Apartments LLC to Cap Car Realty 11 LLC; $1,884,000. 3805 Dina Terrace: Dina Apartments LLC to Cap Car Realty 11 LLC; $1,884,000. 3805 Dina Terrace: Dina Apartments LLC to Cap Car Realty 11 LLC; $516,000. 3806 Dina Terrace: Dina Apartments LLC to Cap Car Realty 11 LLC; $1,884,000. 3806 Dina Terrace: Dina Apartments LLC to Cap Car Realty 11 LLC; $516,000. 3807 Dina Terrace: Dina Apartments LLC to Cap Car Realty 11 LLC; $1,884,000. 3807 Dina Terrace: Dina Apartments LLC to Cap Car Realty 11 LLC; $516,000. 3808 Dina Terrace: Dina Apartments LLC to Cap Car Realty 11 LLC; $1,884,000. 3808 Dina Terrace: Dina Apartments LLC to Cap Car Realty 11 LLC; $516,000. 3809 Dina Terrace: Dina Apartments LLC to Cap Car Realty 11 LLC; $1,884,000. 3809 Dina Terrace: Dina Apartments LLC to Cap Car Realty 11 LLC; $516,000. 3810 Dina Terrace: Dina Apartments

LLC to Cap Car Realty 11 LLC; $1,884,000. 3810 Dina Terrace: Dina Apartments LLC to Cap Car Realty 11 LLC; $516,000. 3811 Dina Terrace: Dina Apartments LLC to Cap Car Realty 11 LLC; $1,884,000. 3811 Dina Terrace: Dina Apartments LLC to Cap Car Realty 11 LLC; $516,000. 3812 Dina Terrace: Dina Apartments LLC to Cap Car Realty 11 LLC; $1,884,000. 3812 Dina Terrace: Dina Apartments LLC to Cap Car Realty 11 LLC; $516,000. 3961 Roswell Ave.: Kemper, Barbara S. to Ly, Amadou and Nene Wane; $106,500. 4014 School Section Road: Johnson, Gregory A. and Barbara S. to Ryan, Jared; $112,500.


Edgefield Drive: The Drees Company to Visjager, Jeroen F. and Stephanie C.; $360,830. 123 Western Ridge Drive: Eckhardt, Keri L. and Stephen M. to Clay, Tula; $127,500. Miami Avenue: Cleves Development LLC to RBDB Investments LLC; $3,100,000. 105 Bassett St.: Johns, Andrew and Amber to Johns, Andrew and Amber; $8,000.


2349 Brokaw Ave.: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Dalton, Dennis; $15,000. 3625 McHenry Ave.: Shalash, Mahammad M. to Amar Salameh LLC; $162,500.


Tressel Wood Drive: Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Bailey, John D. and Jacqueline A.; $263,594. Westbourne Drive: Western Recreation Inc. to Strike and Spare Western Bowl LLC; $1,880,000. 2422 Lourdes Lane: Yaeger, Michael A. and Jennifer J. to Radel, Jeffrey T.; $104,000. 3123 Algus Lane: Jodice, John B. Jr. to Milner, Ryan and Laura; $105,000. 3377 Greenmount Drive: Martini, Pamela A. to Kilgus, Matthew L.; $220,000. 3422 Greenvalley Terrace: Wedden-



dorf, Mary H. to Weddendorf, James R.; $98,890. 3436 Tolland Court: Culman, William A. to Deitsch, Rebecca M.; $120,000. 3547 Jessup Road: Dickman, Teri Tr. and Scott Tr. to Albert, Kevin D. 3; $79,900. 3757 Aurora Ave.: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company Tr. to Irongate Properties LLC; $55,000. 4414 Simca Lane: Schramm, Donald A. and Stacia L. to Wentz, Mary and Lawrence; $231,000. 4941 Arbor Woods Court: Knoepfler, Cecelia to Wilkening, Jenna M.; $100,000. 5081 Sumter Ave.: Pflum, Casey J. and Angie K. to Trombley, Robert; $149,800. 5123 Carriage Hill: Mueller, William A. to Abel, William M.; $147,000. 5344 Meadow Walk Lane: Beck, Beverly A. to Hoesl, Timothy C.; $91,500. 5355 Meadow Estates Drive: Ruppert, Eve Tr. to Metz, Mary A.; $208,000. 5595 Vogel Road: Dufford, Ronald and Kimberly to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company Tr.; $74,000. 5960 Colerain Ave.: Dunkley, Colin D. and Yvonne to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation; $44,000. 6364 Bridgetown Road: VandF Real Estate LLC to Om, Namo Narayan LLC; $766,000. 6383 Glenway Ave.: Western Recreation Inc. to Strike and Spare Western Bowl LLC; $1,880,000. 6383 Westbourne Drive: Western Recreation Inc. to Strike and Spare Western Bowl LLC; $1,880,000. 6383 Westbourne Drive: Western Recreation Inc. to Strike and Spare Western Bowl LLC; $1,880,000. 6667 Greenoak Drive: Haverkamp, Michael F. and Mary J. to Boland, Casey M. and Rachael E.; $380,000. 7073 Bridgetown Road: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to Strong, Angela; $430,000. 7073 Bridgetown Road: National City Bank to U.S. Bank NA Tr.; $28,910. 7079 Bridgetown Road: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to Strong, Angela; $430,000. 7079 Bridgetown Road: National City Bank to U.S. Bank NA Tr.; $28,910. 7087 Bridgetown Road: U.S. Bank NA

Tr. to Strong, Angela; $430,000. 7129 Tressel Wood Drive: Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Hageman, Michelle and Benjamin; $294,650. Bridgestone Court: Dennis Ott Builders Inc. to Salem, Karen P. Tr.; $127,000. Good Samaritan Drive: Good Samaritan Hospital of Cincinnati Ohio to BD Western Ridge LLC; $1,852,000. 1831 Forest View Court: Pitz, Karen to Gibbons, David and Maureen; $245,000. 2327 South Road: Lysaght, Kenneth L. to Lahni, Joseph M.; $207,500. 2824 Chardale Court: Holocher, Elaine J. Tr. and Jack H. Adam Tr. to McClure, Susan P.; $135,000. 3184 Goda Ave.: Re Recycle It LLC to Denjan Properties LLC; $60,443. 3197 Parkhill Drive: Thompson, Sean S. and Amy E. to Bauer, James G.; $204,000. 3403 Tallahassee Drive: Binder, Michael R. and Tara A. to Farrell, Douglas M.; $130,000. 3404 North Bend Road: Baltes, Rick Tr. and Jim Kagris Tr. to Barron, Deborah; $77,500. 3642 Lakewood Drive: Dot Dot Dot LLC to Nortman, Eric and Miranda Funk; $123,000. 3959 Virginia Court: Citifinancial Inc. to Armstrong Properties Ltd.; $32,000. 4331 Regency Ridge Court: Mueller, Kenneth R. Tr. to Gordon, Joyce W.; $127,000. 4611 Farcrest Court: Weigand, Carl G. Jr. and Paulette M. to Binder, Michael R. and Tara A.; $172,000. 5229 North Bend Road: The Hidy Co. to Hawkstone Associates Inc.; $200,000. 5233 North Bend Road: The Hidy Co. to Hawkstone Associates Inc.; $200,000. 5237 North Bend Road: The Hidy Co. to Hawkstone Associates Inc.; $200,000. 5241 North Bend Road: The Hidy Co. to Hawkstone Associates Inc.; $200,000. 5454 Bluesky Drive: Wu, Ching Hwa to Scalf, Michael K.; $74,900. 5530 Westwood Northern Blvd.: Mills, Robert T. to Louis, Richard B. and Virginia R.; $72,000. 5535 Leumas Drive: Perry, Ernest to U.S. Bank NA Tr.; $56,000. 5536 Fairwood Road: Rittenhouse, Ronald and Bernice to Brewington, Melissa; $123,000. 5542 Leumas Drive: Miller, Daryl S. and Julia M. to Milillo, Vito; $101,300. 5568 Hickory Ridge Lane: Reidy,

November 4, 2009 Matthew J. and Catherine A. Niermann to Shultz, Michael S. and Sara J. Wellman; $90,000. 5595 Vogel Road: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company Tr. to Long, Kenneth R.; $57,500. 5661 Harrison Ave.: Williams, Joseph M. to 5661 Harrison Ave. LLC; $70,000. 5680 Harrison Ave.: Restaurant Management Inc. to 5680 Harrison LLC; $900,000. 5882 Valleyway Court: Michel, Douglas M. and Sally S. to Bybee, Timothy P.; $160,000. 6290 Mernic Drive: Wheeler, Scott F. and Birgit I. to Huwel, Michael P. and Amy S.; $200,000. 6344 Sharlene Drive: Stock, Brandon M. and Laura A. to Hamilton Station Incorporated; $175,000. 6344 Sharlene Drive: Stock, Brandon M. and Laura A. to Hamilton Station Incorporated; $175,000. 6501 Wesselman Road: Meadows, Joan E. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $120,000. 6721 Jennifer Lynn Drive: Clark, Dennis and Alison J. to Thompson, Sean S. and Amy E.; $335,500. 6878 Menz Lane: Peter, Roger E. and Marsha L. to Giblin, Patrick J. and Katherine L.; $256,000. 6888 Menz Lane: Peter, Roger E. and Marsha L. to Giblin, Patrick J. and Katherine L.; $256,000. 6925 Aspen View Court: Western Benchmark LLC to York, Roscoe and Ethel M.; $175,000. 2851 Robers Ave.: Harris, Jean M. and Thomas H. to Cannell, Molly C.; $118,000. 3250 Basswood Lane: Trau, William W. Tr. to Brinson, Linda J.; $163,900. 3375 Kleeman Lake Court: Miller, James A. to Finan, Steven J.; $155,000. 3456 Kleeman Lake Court: Hering Homes Inc. to Peoples Community Bank; $40,000. 3458 Kleeman Lake Court: Hering Homes Inc. to Peoples Community Bank; $40,000. 4824 Kleeman Green Drive: McCrary, Nakia F. to Big Move Properties LLC; $120,100. 5144 Rybolt Road: Smith, Roger E. to Bank of New York Tr.; $70,000. 5162 Rybolt Road: Smith, Roger E. to Bank of New York Tr.; $70,000. 5318 Orchardridge Court: Schwetschenau, Thomas J. and July A. to Myles, Felecia A.;



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About real estate transfers Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. $159,000. 5560 Westwood Northern Blvd.: Schmutte, Anthony L. and Mary M. to Moeller, Marie W.; $75,000. 5573 Leumas Drive: Watts, Bradley M. and Amy E. Shultz to Burrill, Shannon N.; $112,500. 5761 Eula Ave.: Broughton, Amy M. to Michel, Sally S.; $114,000. 5796 Eula Ave.: Landenwitsch, Jeanette E. to Zillich, Kyle A.; $84,500. 5946 Harrison Ave.: Brogan, Matthew to Jackson, Daniel C. Jr.; $80,000. 6298 Springmyer Drive: Davis, Joseph A. and Laura V. Witte to Ortman, Patricia A.; $156,000. 6628 Wesselman Road: Drouant, Frederick J. and Victoria L. to Fifth Third Mortgage Company; $88,000. 6715 Kelsey’s Oak Court: Towne Development Group Ltd. to Bushle, Stephanie L.; $118,000. 7045 Wyandotte Drive: Gebhardt, Jenny to Schneider, Rogar S. and Amy N. Riesenberg; $176,000. 7236 Southpointe Drive: Ewald, Gary M. and Dianna K. to Murakami, Kiwa; $301,900. 7500 Bridge Point Pass: Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Haft, Richard R. and Julie A.; $276,039. Address not available: Fischer Attached Homes II LLC to McCarthy, James J. and Lindsey N.; $169,980. Tressel Wood Drive: Grand Communities Ltd. to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC; $46,521. 2170 Faywood Ave.: Rook, Robert L. to Lively, Jason E.; $83,000. 2476 South Road: Miller, R. Guy and Lynda V. to Palmer, Roland; $165,000. 2844 Mount Airy Ave.: Bramstedt, Scott D. to Knosp Jonathan M. and Julie M.; $113,500. 3101 Westbourne Drive: Koumoutsos, Susan to Hammons, David and Jessica Smith; $86,500. 3317 Glenmont Lane: Supe, Ronald L. and Shannon R. Barker to Caldwell, Maria T.; $145,000.

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ANNA MARIA ISLAND, FL Book now for Jan/Feb Special to be in this wonderful Paradise! Great fall rates, $499/week. 513-236-5091


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Clearwater/Indian Rocks Beach GULF BEACH’S BEST VALUE! Beach front condo, 2 BR, 2 BA, pool. Thanksgivng • X-mas • 513-770-4243

CLEARWATER - Indian Rocks Beach 2br, 2ba Gulf Front condo. Heated pool, balcny. Call for holi day specials! 513-771-1373, 2603208

SIESTA KEY. Gulf front condo. Our complex is just 20 feet to one of the World’s Best Rated Beaches! Bright and airy, nicely appointed. All amenities. Cinci owner, 513-232-4854

1-7 Affordable, Deluxe Chalets & Cabin Rentals. Pigeon Forge in the Smokies. Vacation/Dollywood Specials. Free brochure. Call 1-800-833-9987.


A Beautiful Cabin Getaway Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge. Hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, gas grill. $85/nt, 5 nt special $375. 800-793-8699. A Beautiful Luxury Log Cabin Resort minutes from Dollywood & Pigeon Forge! Great amenities, pet friendly cabins. Excellent rates! Call now or visit us online 1-888-HSR-TENN (477-8366) CHALET VILLAGE Cozy cabins to luxurious chalets Fully furnished, hot tubs, pool tables. Check SPECIALS, availability and book online 24/7, or call 1-800-722-9617 GATLINBURG. Affordable rates. Fully furnished. 1-8 bdrms. Chalets, Cabins, Privacy, Views, Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, Fireplaces. 1-800-235-2661

GATLINBURG Festival of Lights Luxury cabins on trout streams. 4 nts/$333.33 • 5 nts/$444.44 (excludes holidays). Decorated for Christmas! 800-404-3370 Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge. Vacation in a beautiful log cabin or chalet with hot tub, Jacuzzi, views & pool tables. Call about specials! 800-436-6618

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