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Have you checked out the library lately? Jeanne Houck, Jennie Key and Sheila Vilvens

The word library immediately brings to mind a building full of shelves of books and smart, bookish people to help you find the one you want. Even the name contains the Latin work for book. But the library has expanded like a Narnian wardrobe in recent years. While there is still a building filled with books, the universe of services and information for which it serves as a gateway is expanding exponentially and at a dizzying speed. “Stereotypically people still think of books when they think of libraries,� said Chris Wick, director of the Clermont County Public Library. “But we have so much more to offer.� Wick says much of the collection of books, magazines, DVDs, CDs and other materials that libraries have to offer is now available 24-7, thanks to the expansion of electronic materials at public libraries. The programs and services offered by the 10 branches strategically placed throughout Clermont County have been developed based on the communities’ needs. Wick says the library system has conducted focus groups, surveys and pays attention to the requests patrons make at the counters in the branches. The needs are also assessed by



Colleen Binning is board president of the Milford Public Library, a non-affiliated, 150-year-old library that targets clients who love reading mysteries, thrillers and historic documents.

Youth Services Programmer Meghann MacMillan helps Dakota Webb on one of the public computers in the Bethel Branch Library. In back is library assistant Amanda Richmond.

library representatives involved and engaged on boards, committees and partnerships in the communities where they serve. Literacy and life-long learning are part of the library’s DNA, so storytimes are based on early literacy programs, helping expose children and their parents to identified best practices in reading readiness. Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library is a research-

on the importance of early literacy and to facilitate the sharing of books and activities that will help develop the skills necessary for reading success. Patrons can check out literacy kits designed to encourage a child’s developing literacy skills. Each kit contains books, a CD, an educational toy, and a card with fingerplays all centered around a theme like colors or shapes. Students benefit from

based, early literacy initiative developed by the American Library Association and the Public Library Association to promote pre-reading skills, such as knowing letters and the sounds they make and the ability to describe things and events and the ability to tell stories, that children must know before they can learn to read. Its goal is to provide public libraries with the tools needed to educate parents and caregivers

Homework Centers and there is Home School Hangout, themed programs with a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) focus. Clermont libraries also host English as a Second Language groups. And some services are simply practical. Having WIFI access, computers and printers available to the public at no charge make it easier for paSee LIBRARY, Page 2A

School board sells Milford Main to city Jeanne Houck

Milford Schools has agreed to sell the former Milford Main Middle School property to the city of Milford for $360,000 – what it will cost the schools to demolish the building before the property transfer. The move comes less than a year after Milford City Council rejected a zone change that would have allowed a developer to tear down the century-old school at 525 Main St. and build Milford on Main, a three-story building with 92 apartments targeting empty nesters 55-yearsold and above. Although Milford offered to buy the 3.5-acre property at the Five Points intersection from

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the Milford Exempted Village School District, it will take a vote of Milford City Council to seal the deal. Milford Mayor Laurie Howland is not sure when city council will vote on buying the Milford Main Middle School property – much less what it will be used for in the future. “Council has not even begun to discuss the next step after we acquire the property,� Howland said. “The first step was simply acquiring it so that we could in essence have a bit of control over the next step. “I am sure we will hear lots of ideas and suggestions from the public - which is good,� Howland said. “I just hope that whatever we

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decide, it is something that the majority of the community can embrace.� The future of the former Milford Main Middle School was a hot topic that packed city council and school board chambers for two years. Milford Schools said in a statement on its website that other potential buyers recently have toured the building, but made no financially viable offers. “We have exhausted all of our options,� Milford Schools Superintendent Robert Farrell said. “Milford Main has served this community for over 100 years and holds many great FILE PHOTO

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The former Milford Main Middle School will be razed.

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Clermont County to begin installing upgraded water meters Clermont County’s Water Resources Department is replacing customers’ water meters with meters that will allow wireless transmission of water usage data. About 500 meters will be installed throughout the county, department Director Lyle Bloom said. The county will make sure these meters are operating correctly before beginning to install the rest of the meters. The county will reapproximately place 41,000 meters, and the project is expected to take until September 2017, Bloom said. A day or two before each meter upgrade, US Bronco Services (the installer) will notify each customer with a door hanger slip. On the day of the

upgrade, the installer will attempt to notify each customer shortly before the installation begins. The installation will take about 30 minutes, with water service unavailable for 15 minutes. Clermont County contracted with HD Supply Waterworks to provide the Advanced Metering Infrastructure System. HD Waterworks’ installer is US Bronco Services. The project costs approximately $8 million, Bloom said. The AMI meters will transmit water usage information wirelessly to collector sites five throughout the county, project manager Kevin Kappers said. That information is then relayed to

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an offsite billing and monitoring server. The new system will allow customers to have essentially pinpoint accuracy in determining water use. If a customer’s bill reflects an unexpected spike, the department will be able to tell the customer what day and hour the spike occurred, Kappers said. The system will also be helpful in identifying leaks, he added. cautioned Bloom that the initial bills may look a little high. “As meters get older, they get less accurate. The new meters will register a more accurate reading of actual water consumption,� he said. “So people may see slightly higher bills after the new meters are installed.� Four maintenance techs read meters in Clermont County. They will be reassigned, Bloom said. No rate increases are planned as a result of this upgrade, he said. For more information, contact Kevin Kappers, 513-732-8091,


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CLERMONT LIBRARY BRANCHES Administration 326 Broadway St. Batavia, Ohio 45103 513-732-2736 Chris Wick, director Leslie Jacobs, assistant director Maura Gray, fiscal officer Amelia 58 Maple St. Amelia, OH 45102 513-752-5580 Beth Lammrish, branch manager Batavia 180 S. Third St. Batavia, OH 45103 513-732-2128 Hilda Lindner Knepp, branch manager Bethel 611 W. Plane St. Bethel, OH 45106 513-734-2619 Allison Lehman, branch manager Felicity 209 Prather Road Felicity, OH 45120 513-876-4134 Amy Vogel, branch supervisor Goshen 6678 state Route 132 Goshen, OH 45122 513-722-1221 Lisa Breithaupt, branch manager Milford-Miami Township 1099 state Route 131 Milford, OH 45150 513-248-0700 Laurie Henry, branch manager New Richmond 103 River Valley Boulevard New Richmond, OH 45157 513-553-0570 Amy Buskey, branch manager Owensville 2548 U.S. Route 50, P.O. Box 875 Owensville, OH 45160 513-732-6084 Chris Rich, branch manager Union Township 4450 Glen Este-Withamsville Road Cincinnati, OH 45245 513-528-1744 Garria Blondell, branch manager Williamsburg 594 Main St. Williamsburg, OH 45176 513-724-1070 Emily Wichman, branch manager

MILFORD A BRANCH ON A DIFFERENT TREE Many libraries today work to connect with the largest number of people and to take advantage of technological advances that have led to, for example, electronic book sign-outs and computer classes. The Milford Public Library is different. The non-affiliated, 150-year-old library at 19 Water St. targets clients who love reading mysteries, thrillers and historic documents. And it keeps a firm eye on the past with “Tea and Talk� programs held at 2 p.m. on selected Saturdays at the library. The programs are free and open to the public. On Feb. 13, Cheryl Popp, director of Honor Flight TriState, will discuss the program that flies World War II and Korean veterans - as well as any veteran 65 years old and older - to Washington, D.C., to see their memorials. Popp, who lives in Symmes Township, also will talk about her new book, “Legacy of Courage: True Stories of Honor Flight Veterans,� which will be available for people to buy and Popp to sign. “We all owe so much to the brave men and women who have fought for our freedom in the armed conflicts from our native shores,� library board President Colleen Binning said. On Feb. 27, Gary Knepp, a historian, teacher and attorney, will discuss the anti-slavery movement and sell and sign his book, “Freedom’s Struggle.� And on March 19, Sondra Leibreich present “If Hats Could Talk,� featuring hats from her wide collection dating back to the 1900s.

WHAT YOU PAY The net cost of the Clermont County Library levy to a taxpayer is $30.48 per $100,000 of property value, Clermont County Chief Deputy Auditor Chuck Tilbury said. The anticipated revenue for the Clermont County Library for 2016 is a very conservative estimate of $8,694,500, Library Fiscal Officer Mara Gray said. The budgeted expenses, for the general fund, are $8,491,217.93. The library will have a budget surplus of $203,282.07, she said. The annual report for 2015 is not prepared, but the funding percentages change very little from year to year, Gray said. In 2014, the Clermont County Library received 53.2 percent of its funding from the state’s public library fund. Property and other taxes represent 43.1 percent of the funding. Patron fines and fees account for 2.3 percent and other revenue 1.4 percent.

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trons to use the libraries for job searches, to write resumes or to use the computers for business purposes. “In some of our smaller communities, we might be the only source for a FAX or scanner,� she said. While the services are changing, librarians are still helping patrons navigate those services. Wick says the Clermont system

has a “Book-A-Librarian� program that allows patrons to make appointments for one-on-one help. “That can be a variety of things,� she said. “Some want to learn how to use their iPads. Make an appointment and learn how to create an email account or use our computers. We compile reading lists. Help patrons with data bases. “Ultimately, we want to help patrons get the most out of their libraries.�


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Little doubt - people love their libraries We asked readers: How often do you use your local library - and which branch(es) do you use? How do you use it - online, in person - and what are your favorite and most-used library services? How has your local library changed in the last 5-10-15 years? What changes do you see for libraries in the future? Here are some responses: “I think I use the Mount Washington branch about (once a month). I read for pleasure and I go to the branch to return a book and check out another book. I can use the Anderson, Mariemont and Hyde Park branches, but Mount Washington is closest and the staff is great. Because both of my arms tremble, I avoid the computer. I hope there will always be a library building nearby.” Barbara Christman, Mount Washington

“I live in Anderson so use the Anderson Branch. I love reading and read a book a week. So I am at our branch at least twice a month. Although there are many more services available to me, I only use the book loan system. Even though I don’t use all the services, there have been many added over the years. As far as future changes - probably more downloading of books using all the devices that are out there. I am old school and love the feel and portability of books. Since I spent the bulk of my career in the publishing business with print products, I love the written word.”

rent balance of ebook/ magazine access, and hard cover/physical material access...forever. “I would like to see ‘NO food or drink’ signs posted on the Anderson library doors. Mason library does this. (The downtown Main Library is filled w/ people bringing in both! Not appropriate.) I can see water bottle use, but that’s it! “Finally, if I need a bit of respite, I like to go to the library (’brick and mortar’) and just peruse material. You will see other people doing the same thing, at different times of

the day!” Kristine S. Harris. Anderson Township

“I have a Clermont County card and a Hamilton County card. We moved from the Eastgate area a few years ago, and I still teach there, so having two cards is essential. I use the library at least six times during the school year for Teacher Collections, which I love. Imagine getting a whole bag of books, compiled how I request, on topics that I want, with specific titles if I know them…a teacher’s dream, especially since

we do not have a librarian at the elementary school where I work due to budget cuts. This literally saves me hours and hours of work, and it is all free! “We started off attending baby and toddler story times at the old Union Township branch, when my girls were young and I was a stay-at-home mom. We went every week and met friends that we are still close to today. Now, we attend the Loveland branch about every three to four weeks or so, to browse and get new books. Going to the library

is an essential part of how we spend our free time as we all read a great deal.” Jill Jones, Loveland

“I have loved libraries since I was a kid and visit the Anderson Township branch library multiple times each month. I particularly love the ability to go online to request books in the system and have them sent out to the local branch. It’s great to be able to see the history of the books you’ve read, as well as the status of books on hold. I also enjoy the new book section in the library. The biggest change

that I’ve seen over time is the ability to view the library’s collection online and request books of interest. I also like the selfcheckout system at the library. “I suspect that future changes will include more Internet services - don’t know what direction that might take. Although I spend a lot of time on the Internet, I don’t think I’d enjoy reading an entire book that way.” Theo Tucker, Anderson Township

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“Since I live in Goshen, in Clermont County, I typically go to the Goshen Branch, but occasionally go to the Milford Branch. “I order books online but I also cruise the shelves when I pick up the book(s) I ordered, just in case there’s something else that I have to read! “One of the big changes that I’ve seen is the movies and TV shows that can be rented. I also notice that the library isn’t the quiet place that it used to be(I’m not sure that’s a change for the better). The usage of computers for the public is another thing that’s happened. Many people who don’t have the ability to have computers at home have definitely benefited from that service. “I’m not sure what’s in store for libraries in the future.” Joyce Hoffman, Goshen Township

“I put holds on books and DVD (movies) via online. I have also used ‘audio’ books function; however, it is not very userfriendly, at this point. “This branch has improved the checkout process, by installing computers w/ quick/intuitive checkout, including sensing pads to read bar codes. I like! “I don’t do much re ebooks reservations. I like the feel of a real book in my hands. (I find purchased ebooks useful for highlighting or bookmarking phrases/information that I may want to re-access. This is especially true for non-fiction.) “I would like to see the library maintain its cur-

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BRIEFLY MHRB board meets Feb. 13

Clermont library seeks makers

The Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board’s Monthly board meeting and annual board retreat are Saturday, Feb. 13, at 2337 Clermont Center Drive, Batavia. The meeting is 9 10 a.m.; the retreat is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Maker Festival is returning June 18 and makers are needed. If you make something unique and want to share it with library patrons, visit the Clermont County Public Library’s website for an application, Scroll to-

wards the bottom of the homepage. The Maker Festival is a one-day exhibit where non-commercial and commercial makers can demonstrate their projects. Makers will be selected on how unique their projects are and if they fit in the library’s space. Library staff members are looking for exhibits that are interactive and highlight the process of making things. Submission deadline is March 31. Acceptance notifications will be made April 15. For more information about the Maker Festival or the Clermont County Public Library, visit

February is Library Lovers Month February is Library Lovers Month and the Clermont County Public Library is celebrating with lots of activities. Patrons can visit a branch for a free library tote bag. One bag is avail-

able per family while supplies last. Coloring sheets are available for all ages. Visit for lots of information about programs and including eResources books, magazines, videos, music and more. Branch: » Goshen Learn more about Cincinnati chili and taste them to see which you like better at 2 p.m. Feb. 27. » Milford-Miami Township Branch: Learn about goetta and home beer. The goetta program is at 1 p.m. Feb. 13 and the beer program is at 2 p.m. Feb. 27. » Owensville Branch: Build balloon powered LEGO cars and race them against your friends. The program is at 11 a.m. Feb. 20.

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bills to residents Jan. 15. The deadline for payment, without penalty, is Feb. 12, Treasurer J. Robert True said. Taxes can be paid by mail or in person from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Treasurer’s Office, County Administration Building, Second Floor, 101 E. Main St., Batavia. Taxes may also be paid by

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been studying the future of Milford Main Middle School since 2013. The schools’ Business Advisory Council found that, although Milford Main is a beloved community icon, the school’s usefulness as an educational building had long passed, and recommended it be sold. After a community forum, the board put the property up for public auction in May of 2014, but received no bids. That’s when Jim Cohen, president of CMC Properties Inc., proposed to construct Milford on Main, a $10 million apartment complex at the site of the former Milford Main Middle School. But Milford City Council in February 2015 refused to approve a zone change needed by Cohen, whose company built the $12 million Riverwalk Flats and Rowhouses in downtown Milford. Opponents of Milford on Main said the development was too large and dense, would hurt property values, increase traffic and strain public-safety services. Want to know more about what is happening in Milford? Follow me on Twitter @jeannehouck.

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memories. It is time to start a new chapter. “We are happy about this offer from the city of Milford and look forward to this property continuing to serve our community,” Farrell said. Milford Schools has set no date for the demolition of Milford Main Middle School, but said it will take place in the winter because it is cheaper. Howland said she wishes Milford City Council could come up with a plan for the former school that would make everyone happy. “Main, even with the building gone, will always be personal for those who have a connection to it,” Howland said. “We started at a point where the city could not afford to buy it due to the purchase price, demo cost and any potential improvement cost,” Howland said. “But with the board of education’s desire to work with the city, we were able to acquire Main at a price we could afford.” Milford Schools has


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SCHOOLS NOTEBOOK Goshen Middle School » Every year Goshen Middle School raises awareness for heart-healthy living by participating in a nationwide fundraising campaign to support cardiovascular wellness. This year was no different. Goshen Middle School students, faculty and staff came together to participate in the Hoops for Heart program to raise awareness and funds for the American Heart Association. According to the AHA, “Almost every family in America is touched by heart disease or stroke, and (Hoops For Heart) significantly impacts our fight against these devastating illnesses.” The program is led by physical education teachers at Goshen Middle School. Karen Wood the main sponsor at Goshen runs the program where students donate money to compete in basketball tournaments. Wood believes “it is a healthy way for our school to not only give back to a greater cause, but to also help students develop healthy lifestyles where they will remain active.” This year the school raised


A student sits under a 500-year-old sycamore tree reading a book in a scene from the Pattison Elementary video.

$823.80 for the American Heart Association.

Pattison Elementary School » After being voted on by a panel of judges, the fifth-grade students from Pattison Elementary School have emerged as a

top 10 contender is Scotties’ annual Trees Rock video contest. Through Feb. 7, in which all videos will be voted on by the public to determine the grand prize winner. The school with the most eligible votes will receive $10,000 to use towards a sustainable project, such as tree plantings, outdoor class-

rooms, playgrounds, athletic fields, gardens and greenhouses. All kids who entered the contest were required to create a video up to three minutes long on the importance of trees -- to themselves, their school and their community. Students were encouraged to be as creative as possible in their entries – for example, by creating a poem, a play, a speech, a song, or a dance. After rigorous scrutiny by a panel of judges, entries from around the country were narrowed down to the 10 best in third-grade through sixth-grade on the categories of most compelling relative to theme, clarity of message and creativity. The video was led by math and science teacher Missy Breuer, who has been educating students for the past 21years. In one of the contests largest participation efforts, approximately 60 students participated in creating a list of their top reasons why trees are important. From the creating oxygen to providing shade the students illustrated the positive effects of trees to the camera. They jumped in leaves, read books in

the shade, they even participated in a tree rap song! To see the full video click here. “In my science classes I stress the importance of being good stewards of our earth and its resources. We have a school wide recycling program, we do walking field trips to the nature preserve behind our school, we go to the Cincinnati Nature Center just up the road from us to do outdoor education and have begun work on adding native plants on the school grounds to help monarch butterflies with the habitat they need as part of their life cycle,” Breuer said. “We are very proactive and winning the $10,000 will help us continue stressing the importance of taking care of nature and getting our students outside to explore our natural world and becoming unplugged from their digital lives.” Winners will be chosen by voters across America who can watch the top videos and vote for their favorite through Feb. 7 on The winners in both categories will be announced Feb 15 and winner events will be celebrated in spring.

This is how they roll Cincinnati Country Day students showed their generosity once again during the 11th annual all-school Wrap-In. Each student was asked to bring a present for a child his or her age. Older students were paired with younger students to wrap presents. The 970 gifts were donated to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati, FamiliesFORWARD, The House of Refuge Missions and ProKids, which will distribute them to needy families.


Elianah Cohen, a seventh Grader from Montgomery, and Lizzie Williams, a Pre-KI student from Oakley, share a laugh.

Students from all grade levels participated in Country Days 11th annual Wrap-In. Among them, from left, are Claire Jurgensen, a Pre-KII student from Indian Hill, sophomores Patrick Magarian of Indian Hill and Bryant Aquino of Columbia Township, and Paxton Fleischer, a Pre-KII student from Amberley Village.

Thomas Mactaggart, a sophomore from Indian Hill, and Marley Handler, a fourth-grader from Miami Township, team up to wrap their presents during Cincinnati Country Days School 11th annual All-School Wrap-In.

Harper Graves, a Pre-KII student from Sharonville, smiles at her wrapping partner, senior Rodney Bethea of Forest Park.

Wells Kohnen of Indian Hill holds a roll of wrapping paper while eighth-grader Will Horton of Anderson Township cuts the paper and Aarnav Narayanan of Miami Township watches. The younger students are first-graders at Country Day.

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, FEB. 4 Exercise Classes Strength and Balance, 8:559:40 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activity for daily living skills. Call for pricing. 947-7333. Union Township.

Health / Wellness Finally, Men’s Health, 6-7:30 p.m., Miami Township Community Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Learn about evidence-based benefits, risks, and appropriate use for prescription medications and dietary supplements to manage benign prostate enlargement, testosterone replacement for conditions related to low T, the Mediterranean diet, body building supplements and more. Book signing included. Ages 21 and up. $15, $10 advance. Reservations required. Presented by Dr. Cathy Rosenbaum. 248-3727; Milford. Men’s Health, 6-7:30 p.m., Miami Township Community Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Learn about evidence-based benefits, risks and appropriate use for prescription medications, dietary supplements to manage benign prostate enlargement, testosterone replacement for conditions related to low T, body building supplements and dietary supplements for high cholesterol. Ages 18 and up. $15, $10 residents. Reservations required. Presented by Miami Township Recreation Department. 248-3727; Milford.

Literary - Libraries Creative Writing Group, 10:30 a.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Inspire and offer suggestions. Ages 18 and up. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 724-1070. Williamsburg.

Literary - Story Times Preschool Story Time, 11:30 a.m., Union Township Branch Library, 4450 Glen Este-Withamsville Road, Ages 3-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 528-1744. Union Township. Preschool Storytime, 11 a.m., Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St., Stories, songs, crafts, games and meeting new friends. Ages 3-6. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 752-5580. Amelia. Small Stories, 10:30 a.m., New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd., Attendees ages 0-3 with parent or caregiver are invited for stories, music, rhymes and tickles to begin building early literacy skills. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 553-0570; New Richmond.

FRIDAY, FEB. 5 Dining Events Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinners. Dinners include french fries and homemade coleslaw. Carry-out available. Open year round except holidays. $6-$6.50. Presented by Dennis Johnson Auxiliar VFW Post 6562. 575-2102. Milford.

Tracing Your African American Roots, 1 p.m., New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd., Historical overview of black residents, descendants and contributions to area. Free. Presented by Clermont County Genealogical Society. 553-0570. New Richmond.

Learn To Crochet, 6 p.m., Goshen Branch Library, 6678 Ohio 132, Ages 12 and up invited to learn something new and create projects to wear or display. Bring skein of yarn and hook to class. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 722-1221; Goshen.

Literary - Story Times Small Stories, 10:30 a.m., New Richmond Branch Library, Free. 553-0570; New Richmond.

Music - R&B Basic Truth, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Traci’s Sports Lounge and Grill, 784 Loveland-Miamiville Road, Free. 697-8111; Loveland.

Music - World Maasai African Drummers, 2 p.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, African storytelling by Maasai African Drummers. Free. 3694476; Loveland.

Recreation Greater Cincinnati Fly Fishing Show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oasis Golf Club and Conference Center, 902 Loveland-Miamiville Road, Kelly Galloup is featured headliner. Over 60 exhibitors. outfitters, canoes and kayaks, guides, lodges, fly fishing and tying supplies, rods and more. Educational presentations, fly casting and tying demos. Casting pond and kids activities. $10. Presented by Buckeye United Fly Fishers Inc.. 683-0286; Loveland.

Runs / Walks Orienteering Meet, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Live Oaks Career Development Campus, 5956 Buckwheat Road, Follow signs to registration location. For adventure runners and anyone who loves outdoors and solving problems. Using map, your observation skills and wits, navigate course through park, visiting features in terrain marked on map as quickly as possible. $10. Presented by Orienteering Cincinnati. 5239279; Miami Township.

Support Groups Overeaters Anonymous, 10 a.m., Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1950 Nagel Road, Open to anyone wanting to stop eating compulsively. No dues or fees. Not affiliated with any public or private organization, political movement, ideology or religious doctrine. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Intergroup Overeaters Anonymous. 859-630-8516; Anderson Township.

SUNDAY, FEB. 7 Boy Scout Troop 128 Fiftieth Anniversary, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., All current and former members of troop are invited. Scout Sunday church service followed by luncheon and regular Court of Honor and Eagle Court of Honor. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Boy Scout Troop 128. 831-5500; Milford.

Benefits Greater Cincinnati Friends of NRA Fundraising Banquet, 5-11 p.m., Receptions Conference Center East, 4450 Eastgate Blvd., With limited edition firearms, exclusive NRA artwork and other prizes. Benefits NRA Foundation. $50. Registration required. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Friends of NRA. 753-3112; Union Township.

Clubs & Organizations

Strength and Balance, 8:559:40 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, Call for pricing. 9477333. Union Township.

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Maple on Tap, 2-6 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Launch of new collaborative beer called Sap Attack: Imperial Maple Brown with Mt. Carmel Brewing Company. Guided maple hike to collect sap and learn about process of making maple syrup from maple trees. Ages 21 and up. $35. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township.

Small Stories, 10:30 a.m., New Richmond Branch Library, Free. 553-0570; New Richmond. Nature Stroll, 9-10:30 a.m., Children’s Meeting House Montessori School, 927 O’Bannonville Road, Guided tour of 7 acre, wooded campus. Free. 683-4757; Loveland.


Drink Tastings

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Dining Events Sweetheart Girls’ Tea, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Promont, 906 Main St., Special Victorian tea event for girls and their dolls, mothers and grandmothers. Victorian tea, manners talk and museum tour. Ages 7-13. $20. Reservations required. Presented by Greater Milford Area Historical Society. 248-0324; Milford.

Literary - Story Times Small Stories, 10:30 a.m., New Richmond Branch Library, Free. 553-0570; www.clermontlibra-

Literary - Libraries Preschool Storytime, 10-11 a.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, Enjoy books, songs, activities, crafts and more, while building early literacy skills. For preschoolers and their caregivers. Ages 3-6. Free. 369-4476; Loveland. Toddler Storytime, 11 a.m. to noon, Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, Encourage emerging language skills with books, rhymes, crafts, music and fun. For ages 18-36 months. Free. 369-4476; Loveland.

Literary - Signings Jeff Howe: “Into The Roaring Fork”, 6-7 p.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 LovelandMadeira Road, Join local author discusses new thriller. Ages 18 and up. Free. 369-4476; Loveland.

Literary - Story Times Babytime, 10 a.m., MilfordMiami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, Interactive story time with infant and caregiver. Introduction to books using song, movement, rhythm and rhyme helps improve motor, sensory and social skills. For ages 0-18 months. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 248-0700. Milford. Small Stories, 10:30 a.m., New Richmond Branch Library, Free. 553-0570; New Richmond.

TUESDAY, FEB. 9 Exercise Classes Zumba Gold and Silver Sneaker Flex, 2:30-3:15 p.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, All levels welcome. $5. Presented by Zumba Gold/Silver Sneaker Flex with KC. 240-5180. Union Township.

Literary - Libraries Family Storytime, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, Families with young children enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and craft. Free. 369-4476. Loveland.

Literary - Story Times Small Stories, 10:30 a.m., New Richmond Branch Library, Free. 553-0570; New Richmond.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10 Business Classes T.A.L.K. Toastmasters of Milford, 6:45-8:30 p.m., St. Andrew Parish Center, 560 Main St., Discover how membership in Toastmasters will improve your speaking skills, increase your thinking power and build your self-confidence. Meets first and third Wednesdays of every month. Free. Presented by Milford T.A.L.K. Toastmasters. 378-7654; Milford.

Clubs & Organizations Mom’s Group, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1950 Nagel Road, Interdenominational group. Free. 474-4938. Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes SilverSneakers Senior Stretch, 8:55-9:40 p.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation promote stress reduction and mental clarity. Call for pricing. Presented by SilverSneakers Stretch. 947-7333. Union Township.

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Using a map, observation skills and wits, navigate a course through park, visiting features in terrain marked on map as quickly as possible at the Orienteering Meet, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at Live Oaks Career Development Campus, 5956 Buckwheat Road, Miami Township. The event is for adventure runners and anyone who loves outdoors and solving problems. Cost is $10. Call 523-9279; visit Toddler Playdate, 11 a.m. to noon, Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, Meet new friends and socialize through unstructured play. Toys provided. For ages 18 months-4 years. Free. 369-4476; Loveland. Homework Help, 3-6 p.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, Free homework help for students in grades K- 8. Ages 0-8. Free. 369-4476; Loveland.

Literary - Story Times Toddler Story Time, 10:30 a.m., Union Township Branch Library, 4450 Glen Este-Withamsville Road, Toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years, along with caregiver, enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, activities and meeting new friends. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 528-1744. Union Township. Preschool Story Time, 11:30 a.m., Union Township Branch Library, Free. Registration required. 528-1744. Union Township. Babytime, 10 a.m., Union Township Branch Library, 4450 Glen Este-Withamsville Road, Interactive storytime with infant and caregiver. Ages 0-18 months. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 528-1744; Union Township. Preschool Storytime, 11 a.m., Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St., Stories, songs, crafts, games and meeting new friends. Ages 3-6. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 752-5580. Amelia. Small Stories, 10 a.m., Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St., Share stories, songs, rhymes and music. Ages 0-3. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 752-5580. Amelia. Preschool Story Time, 10:30 a.m., Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, Attendees ages 3-6 years with caregivers are invited for stories, songs and activities to promote early literacy. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 248-0700; Milford. Toddlertime Story Time, 10:30 a.m., Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, Attendees ages 18 months-2 years with caregivers are invited for stories, songs and activities to promote early literacy. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 248-0700. Milford. All Ages Story Time, 10:30 a.m., New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd., Experience fun of reading using music, songs, rhymes and movement to accompany stories. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 553-0570; New Richmond. Small Stories, 10:30 a.m., New Richmond Branch Library, Free. 553-0570; New Richmond. Story Time, 10:30 a.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Children and parent or caregiver invited to enjoy stories, crafts, songs and dancing. For ages 18 months-6 years. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 724-1070; Williamsburg.

Music - Country Drake Marker: The Lone Arranger, 11 a.m. to noon, An-

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to, log in and click on “submit an event.” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a space-available basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to derson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Live music. Lunch available for purchase for suggested donation $3 seniors $4 others. Dance, sing and enjoy classic country and today’s country hits. Free. Presented by Drake Marker The Lone Arranger. 474-3100; Anderson Township.

Schools Coffee Social with Casey, 9-10:30 a.m., Children’s Meeting House Montessori School, 927 O’Bannonville Road, Parents of preschoolers learn about Montessori philosophy, tour 7-acre campus and visit classrooms. Free. 683-4757; Loveland.

THURSDAY, FEB. 11 Clubs & Organizations Eastside Technology Talk, noon to 1 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., For people interested in technology and learning more about it and how it can help us and others. Free. Presented by Eastside Technology Talks. 474-3100; Anderson Township.

a.m., Union Township Branch Library, Free. Registration required. 528-1744. Union Township. Preschool Storytime, 11 a.m., Amelia Branch Library, Free. 752-5580. Amelia. Small Stories, 10:30 a.m., New Richmond Branch Library, Free. 553-0570; New Richmond.

FRIDAY, FEB. 12 Dining Events St. Columban Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., St. Columban Church, 894 Oakland Road, Grilled salmon, shrimp and fish dinners, fish sandwich, pizza, sides and beverages. Drive-through available. Price varies. 683-0105; Loveland. Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, $6$6.50. 575-2102. Milford.

Health / Wellness

Strength and Balance, 8:559:40 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, Call for pricing. 9477333. Union Township.

Homegrown Medicinal Herbal Teas: It’s A Tea Party, 6-8 p.m., Cocoa Bites, 305 W. Loveland Ave., Learn about herbal preps (spice, tea, extract, supplement, essential oil). Learn how to make fresh herbal tea and enjoy food bites and teas prepared by Cocoa Bites. Book signing: “Don’t Sweep It Under The Drug!”. Ages 18 and up. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Dr. Cathy Rosenbaum. 677-2525; Loveland.

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Creative Writing Group, 10:30 a.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 724-1070. Williamsburg. Teen Writing Club, 6 p.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, For teen writers interested in meeting other teen writers or looking for feedback from others. Ages 12-17. Free. 369-4476; Loveland.

Play and Learn, 10-11:30 a.m., Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St., Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 752-5580. Amelia. Growing Reader Story Time, 1:30 p.m., Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, Longer stories, rhymes, songs and activities for child age 4-6. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 248-0700; Milford.

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Preheat oven to 325. Cut meat into 4 portions. Mix flour, salt and pepper and pound into meat. Set aside flour that is left. Brown meat in oil or shortening on all sides. Don’t cook it, just brown it. Place meat in shallow baking dish. Blend remaining flour with drippings in skillet and add rest of ingredients, except for cheese. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture boils. Pour over meat. Cover tightly and bake for 2 hours or until tender. Top with cheese and return to oven for a few minutes to melt cheese.

It’s that time of year - chocolate and Oreo truffles.

Elegant chocolate truffles 3 tablespoons light corn syrup 3/4 cup whipping cream, unwhipped 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped into very small pieces 1 teaspoon vanilla

In a small saucepan combine the corn syrup and heavy cream. Bring to a simmer and add the 12 ounces of chocolate. Stir until smooth. Remove from the heat and add vanilla. Pour the mixture into a container and place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour until firm. Scoop chocolate using small ice cream scoop onto pan lined with parchment paper or sprayed foil. Return to frig until very firm.

Oreo truffles 1 pound package of Oreo sandwich cookies, divided (not double stuffed) 8 oz. cream cheese, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla

Coating: 8 oz. or so high quality melted chocolate, cooled a bit but still liquid enough to dip

Tiny sprinkles/nuts, etc. (opt) Remove the truffles from the refrigerator and shape into balls by rolling between the palms of your hands. Work quickly since the heat of your hands makes the chocolate soft. Dip each truffle into the chocolate to coat and place on wire rack for excess to drip off. Tip: for a quicker and easier truffle omit the chocolate coating and drop the shaped truffles directly into cocoa powder, nuts or coconut.

Coating: 12 oz. bag semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips, melted and cooled a bit but still liquid enough to dip

Crush 9 of the cookies to fine crumbs in food processor. Set aside. Cookies also can be finely crushed in a plastic bag using a rolling pin. Crush rest of cookies. Place in bowl and add cream cheese and vanilla. Mix until well blended. Roll into 1” balls. Dip in melted chocolate and set on wire rack. Immediately sprinkle with leftover crumbs so that crumbs adhere before chocolate coating sets up. Refrigerate until firm. Store in refrigerator up to a couple of weeks.



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COMMUNITY Editor: Richard Maloney,, 248-7134


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Compassion Where has our compassion gone? As well as our common sense! After reading Viewpoint letters, I wonder: Do this many Clermont County residents really believe that Syrian refugees would not be properly vetted? Come on, this is USA! It takes one to two years to vet. And these are families: a dad, mom, and kids...and they have names! “They” are not a generic label: Syrian. And they are probably leaving as the last possible hope. People don’t leave their homeland casually...they are desperate, truly at the end of their rope, this is the last straw. As with Guatemalans escaping oppression, these Syrians don’t choose lightly to come to US, especially with our tight immigration system. Let us “do the right thing,” welcome the stranger. I would want that if I were walking in their shoes, or no shoes. Judy Alten Miami Township

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credible offensive, prejudiced, hate-filled and inappropriate letter by Bill Wilson of Goshen, as published as a letter to the editor in the Jan. 27 edition of the Milford-Miami Advertiser. President Obama, in our humble but well informed opinion,has done a wonderful and altruistic job in keeping America great. President Obama is a man of faith and we must both respect and recognize that as free Americans, remembering that we all have the right to freedom of religion and speech. As for bashing the Muslims and Islam, as Christians, we accept and support belief and faith in the Almighty Ineffable, regardless of the nomenclature. As for needing “new leaders,” the elections that await us in the near future will allow all registered voters an opportunity to express his/her choices for office. Again, Bill Wilson’s hatefilled, vitreous and obnoxious letter as published has strengthened my resolve to simply stay out of Goshen. Thanks for listening. Rick Rotundo Loveland

Please allow this Letter to serve as a rebuttal to the in-

Coming to grips with wrist injury treatments Wrist injuries are common among young athletes. A fall onto an outstretched hand is a common mechanism of injury. The most commonly fractured bone around the wrist with such a mechanism is the radius bone, accounting for roughly one third to one half of all wrist fractures in children. Though less common overall, another important fracture from a fall onto an outstretched hand is the scaphoid fracture. The scaphoid bone, a small bone that sits on the thumb side of the wrist, is the most commonly fractured carpal bone. A scaphoid fracture is difficult to diagnose as it is often not seen on initial X-rays. It can be devastating if not treated properly and can ultimately impact return to play. Some of the symptoms include pain and swelling at the base of the thumb and increased pain with movement and gripping objects. If you think your child has a wrist injury, it’s always best to have an examination by a physician to determine the need for diagnostic imaging and treatment. Some of the diagnostic tests may include: » X-ray: the most common diagnostic test for a scaphoid fracture. This test utilizes electromagnetic waves of high energy to distinguish bone from soft tissues (muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin, fat tissue). This test is commonly used as an initial test to determine if your child has sustained a scaphoid fracture. » Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI): a radiationfree test that uses large magnets to produce detailed images of both soft tissues and bone. MRI is best for determining pathology of tendons and ligaments that cannot be seen with X-rays alone. An

MRI may pick up a scaphoid fracture that a plain film X-ray misses. » Computerized tomogJohn raphy (CT or Brehm CAT scan): COMMUNITY PRESS uses X-rays GUEST COLUMNIST to produce “virtual” slices of body parts. CTs are particularly important for looking at bones. They produce images that are more detailed than typical X-rays. Once the diagnosis of the scaphoid fracture is made, your doctor will determine the best possible treatment plan. The non-surgical approach involves a cast that includes the thumb. Healing time is usually four to six weeks in these instances. If the fracture involves two separate pieces of the scaphoid bone, surgery may be needed. Compression screws, wires and implants are some of the surgical techniques used to hold the bone together. Recovery time can vary. At Cincinnati Children’s, we have a team of physical therapists with pediatric training to assist your child with his or her wrist rehabilitation. Your child’s therapist will work individually with your child to design a regimen aimed at restoring function. For more information, contact the Pediatric Sports Medicine experts and make a same day appointment by calling 513-803-HURT. John Brehm has been a certified athletic trainer for the last 15 years. He is a senior athletic trainer at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and provides medical coverage for Clark Montessori High School.



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Careers, happiness and furry friends “What breaks your heart?” I was at a conference and the speaker asked this question of the audience. In my work, I am accustomed to asking people what they are interested in, excited, even passionate about. But this question stopped me cold. Let me back up. I believe that when we limit our definition of our careers to just what we are paid to do, we miss the biggest picture; the opportunity to engage in the world with our full skill set and with our complete hearts and souls. If you enjoy coaching girls basketball, that is part of who you are and even it if it is purely a volunteer endeavor, it is a part of your unique career set, or your “big picture.” Take a minute and ask yourself what your total career is. What does it include, and what would you like it to have more of? If you are an animal lover, and spend any time or resources on animal-related causes, that is part of your career – part of who you are. I knew I wanted to do something to help dogs, but I also knew that was too broad of a desire. When a goal is too big or too vague, your chances of reaching it diminish, versus developing concrete, actionable goals. What breaks my heart? When I really thought about

that question, I had an “aha” moment. Senior dogs dumped at shelters because they are senior dogs. That breaks Julie Bauke my heart to COMMUNITY PRESS pieces. GUEST COLUMNIST Now what? I know I can’t volunteer in a shelter. My emotions would not survive and I would live as a blubbering mess. I have tremendous respect for those who do. I give money, I get the word out, I work to connect people and resources. I have as many dogs as I can in my home. But still, I knew there was more I could do. When facing the empty nest, we decided that we wanted more dogs. I knew the number was not 50, but it also wasn’t three. We built a home on 15 acres and attached a senior doggie recreation room, dogs runs and a fenced-in yard. It is a place for eight senior dogs who were given up just for being old, to live out their days in comfort and love. I knew we had done the right thing when we got our first resident: Mitzi. It’s no secret that the gray muzzle does not increase your prospects for being selected by shelter visi-

tors. Maybe it was my imagination, but when I whispered in her ear that she was now safe, those tired bones took a deep breath and her whole body relaxed. Our world is not lacking in things to be heartbroken over. It can paralyze us into inaction or just the feeling that we can’t do anything that matters. There is no right or wrong answer to this question. I am constantly amazed by our community’s love for animals. Animal lovers are givers – and so are animals. My Furry Valentine, a nonprofit organization that hosts an annual event to bring people and adoptable pets together, is a way that you can get involved. To date My Furry Valentine has found homes for nearly 2,000 shelter pets in the last five years. My Furry Valentine, the region’s largest annual animal adoption event, will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 13 and 14, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, Cincinnati, OH 45246. For more information, visit Julie Bauke is the chief career happiness officer of The Bauke Group and a volunteer member of My Furry Valentine team. She can be reached at

CH@TROOM Jan. 28 question Who will be President of the United States one year from today? Why will he or she have won?

“One year from today we will be hailing the almighty and magnificent President Trump. I am not saying I agree with this choice, but yet again it will be a matter of the majority of the population voting against the greater evil rather than for the best choice. I truly long for an election where we can in good conscience vote for the right candidate with passion and belief that he or she is the best and correct choice for the highest office in our society. Trump simply has too much momentum, media presence and too many faithful followers to be stopped. He is saying the things that too many of us feel need to be said, and which the other hopefuls are too PC to state. On the campaign side he doesn't require huge donations and is therefore beholden to none of the special interests. If nothing else, this election cycle so far has been good entertainment.” M.J.F.

“I think it will be Ted Cruz. Most of America will finally wake up and realize that health care isn't a right it is a privilege, that Christianity is the national religion, diplomacy is weak and bombing is strong and good, woman should cede decisions about their bodies and reproductive health to wealthy, white evangelical males, and every citizens duty is to be armed with an open carry weapon of his or her choice. “I can relate very well to his populist story of attending common Ivy League schools, marrying a common Goldman Sach's executive and taking a job where you grind your place of employment to a standstill. “For all these democratic

THIS WEEK’S QUESTION There are proposals in the Ohio legislature to eliminate “pay to play” fees for school extracurricular activities (athletic and non-athletic). Is this a good idea? Why or why not? Every week we ask readers a question they can reply to via email. Send your answers to with Ch@troom in the subject line.

and patriotic reasons I see him coming out on top next year.” C.S.

Jan. 7 question What is the best way to handle the Syrian refugee situation?

“I read the readers replies about the potential arrival of Syrian refugees into the U.S. I have a Koran and have read it twice. Americans do not have a clue about what an influx of Muslims into this country will cause in the short as well as the long run! “The book depicts the hatred for all those who have not accepted Islam. Those who are not Muslims deserve death. Any Muslim that believes what the Koran preaches is a potential threat! The following is a reply to a young man who had an article in the Cincinnati Enquirer He never received it because what I perceived as being an email address was a Facebook address. I am not on Facebook. “’I read your article in this morning’s Enquirer and the first thing that entered my mind was: Have you taken the time to read the Koran? Ask yourself why isn’t the country bringing in Christian refugees? Is it because Obama favors Muslims because he was

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raised as one. Multiculturalism does not work! Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, stated as much because of the influx of Muslim refugees into her country. The masses have caused assimilation problems.’ “England and France have the same problems with Muslim refugees. Many Muslims like Christians don’t read their Korans or Bibles and don’t go to a Mosque or church. Muslims that do go to a particular Mosque could be radicalized to commit jihad. Jim Hanson who is a part of counter terrorism (Center for Security Policy executive vice president) stated on O’Reilly’s hour that out of 100 mosques in the U.S. that were monitored 80 were preaching jihad. “If you read the Koran you will see that it is based on the Biblical old testament. The narrative is twisted to bring about a faith that depicts Jesus as a prophet and not the son of God. Christians and Jews deserve death because they have not accepted Islam as the one true religion. No one knows who created the words of the Koran. Muhammad was illiterate and lived in and out of a cave because he probably had some mental issues. Would God send down Gabriel to give this man the words that depict death to all that don’t believe in Islam? I don’t think so! “SURA 47 - Muhammad: When ye encounter the infidels, strike off their heads till ye have made a great slaughter among them and of the rest make fast the fetters. Infidels deserve death! That includes you and me. The word infidel is mentioned 203 times in my Koran. American’s are illiterate relative to Islam and many like yourself are jumping on the bandwagon to bring them here!”

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CNE adds 2 new head coaches Nick Robbe


Milford’s Shayne McDonough gets the pin during a match at the Milford Invitational.

Milford wrestlers hang tough despite challenges Nick Robbe

MILFORD - Before the season, when Milford wrestling coach Pete Babinec saw his lineup taking shape, he thought the year would go well, especially because said lineup included seven seniors. What’s the famous saying about best-laid plans? They often go awry. Two of those seniors, one who’d been wrestling since kindergarten and the other since third grade, are on injured reserve the rest of the season. “We are a strong team, our numbers are just thinner now,” the coach said. “We talk about high school

wrestling careers having to come to an end at some point. It’s a shame to see it end for them in this way.” He said this season has been challenging, but by the end of it, the Eagles should have “more than a few” wrestlers with 20 or more wins. Junior Jimmy Murphy already has 29 wins as of Jan. 29. The coach said he’s been the most consistent wrestler and is the team’s healthiest. Kobey Bronaugh, a freshman, is on his way to 20 wins, if he isn’t there already. Babinec has also been impressed with Shayne McDonough, Noah Dixie, Mark Wilfong and Jarod Roll.

The team also has a base of younger grapplers who have the coach excited about what he’s getting back next year. However, the Eagles couldn’t think about that as they had to get ready to host the Milford Invitational Tournament, now in its 44th year. About 20 regional high school wrestling teams traveled to Milford: Kings, Turpin, Walnut Hills and Withrow, and Amelia, Deer Park, Indian Hill, Mariemont, McClain, Miami Valley Christian Academy, Monroe, Mt. Healthy, Northwest, Sycamore, Thomas Worthington, Western Hills, Winton Woods, and St. Xavier. “It was a big weekend for us,” Babinec said.

OWENSVILLE - Last week, Clermont Northeastern athletic director Mike Kirk announced, via email, two new head coaches for the varsity football and baseball teams. The new varsity football coach is Jeremy Fishback and the new varsity baseball coach is Don Gullett Jr. Both were introduced Jan. 28 in the high school’s library. replaces Fishback Scott Gildea and will be tasked with trying to turn around a program that’s been mired in a long streak of losing seasons. The Rockets’ best season in the past few years is a 4-6 finish back in 2010. “We have to change the culture,” Fishback said in his introductory remarks. “It’s been 20 years since this program has had a winning season. You guys can change history, turn the page, close that book and start a new one. Fishback was an assistant on the middle school team. “He’s a 1997 graduate of CNE and has been a driving force in this community with our football program both at the middle school and high school,” Kirk said of Fishback. “He’s very invested in our athletic programs and community. I think he’ll be a great fit.” Gullett Jr. takes over for Kirk in addition to working full-time at Baseball Champions Academy and being in charge of the Cincinnati Fury, a select baseball organization. He also named the members of his coaching


Don Gullett Jr. was introduced as the new varsity baseball coach Jan. 28.


Jeremy Fishback was introduced as the new varsity football coach Jan. 28.

staff during the meeting. Roger Strunk will be the Rockets’ new pitching coach and Bill Richey will work with the catchers. “When I first interviewed him, it was very easy to tell he was all about the kids and the impact he had on them,” the AD said. “Not only does he develop their skills, he helps them to become men. I think he’ll come in here and the program won’t miss a beat.”


Boys basketball » Kings defeated Milford 67-59 Jan. 29. » On Jan. 29, Amelia beat Goshen 6756. » CNE defeated Bethel-Tate 47-44 Jan. 29. Nick Ernst led the Rockets with 25 points. » CHCA defeated Clark Montessori 78-72 Jan. 25. Erik Kohlan led the Eagles with 25 points.

Girls basketball » (submitted) Behind a balanced scoring attack that featured four players in double figures, the Milford High School girls basketball team finished its 2015-16

out of conference schedule undefeated on the strength of a 57-39 win at Hughes on Wednesday night. Boasting an overall record of 14-5 to date, Milford concludes the regular season with wins in all eight of its non-league match-ups this year. » Goshen defeated Amelia 48-22 Jan. 28. The Warriors moved to 16-3 with the win. » Bethel-Tate defeated CNE 55-19 Jan. 28.

Boys bowling » Milford defeated Goshen 2,5951,954 Jan. 28. Noah Dolezal led the Eagles with a 401 series.

Girls bowling » Milford defeated Goshen 2,2961,822 Jan. 28. Alyna Hook led the Eagles with a 420 series.



Josh Weaver of Milford comes up for air while swimming in the boys 200 meter freestyle as part of the Eastern Cincinnati Conference Swim meet at Anderson High School Jan. 24.

Hanna Davis of Milford swims in the girls 200m freestyle category as part of the Eastern Cincinnati Conference Swim meet at Anderson High School Jan. 24.


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Moeller wrestling marches to big-match mats Scott Springer

KENWOOD - From the Ironman at Walsh Jesuit to the Powerade Invitational in Pennsylvania to the Catholic Invitational Tournament, Moeller High School’s wrestling program has seen the best on the best mats within a large radius of Cincinnati. The plan for coach James Yonushonis is for the experience to pay dividends at the Greater Catholic League meet, the State Dual tournament and on the road back to the Schottenstein Center in Columbus in early March. Entering the Regional Dual competition, the Crusaders were healthy. “It’s that point where the season begins to wear on people, but that’s everybody,” Yonushonis said. “At most of the weights, we at least have a backup for guys that are banged up.” In duals, their only losses

were close contests with Father Ryan (Tennessee) in early December, then a tough loss on Senior Night to Mason in midJanuary. The Crusaders rebounded by winning the CIT a few days later at Elder over 28 other teams. Five Crusaders with state experience are back for another March run. Not surprisingly, the qualifying quintet has been reliable again. “Jack Meyer, Jacoby Ward, Joe Hensley, Brett Bryant and Jake Thompson have been pretty consistent,” Yonushonis said. “Guys like Sam Wyche are coming on and Jordan Ward, the younger brother of Jacoby.” Jordan Ward benefits from having an older brother that’s been to the state meet and another, Joey, who is a two-time state champion now wrestling at North Carolina. Yonushonis likes his skill-set and preparation as a freshman competing in the GCL. Senior Jacoby Ward is havGEOFF BLANKENSHIP/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Moeller’s Sam Wyche (left) pulls down Mason’s Seph Wiegard en route to a 5-2 Crusader decision in the 195-pound class.


Moeller’s Brett Bryant has a hammer lock on Mason’s Andrew Hauer in route to a 16-0 decision for the Crusaders in the 170-pound weight class.

ing a successful season at 152 after wrestling as a junior at 138. He is a three-time state placer. Wyche was a district qualifier as a freshman and has caught the eye of his coach with his diligence at 182 pounds. For those that haven’t followed the DNA trail, his grandfather has the same name and used to coach the Bengals and Buccaneers. “When you see him in his singlet, you can see every muscle in his body,” Yonushonis said of young Sam Wyche. “He’s a pretty ripped 182. He can just focus on his wrestling skill and not



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worry about a whole lot of weight loss.” At 126 and 132, Yonushonis would like to see seniors Cooper Graves and Jaelen Summerours make competitive jumps. At 138, sophomore Jake Thompson increased his height over a year’s time, but has kept his weight. “He’s working so hard and doing everything right,” Yonushonis said. The upper weights are Moeller’s strong suit. Junior Brett Bryant was sixth at the state meet as a sophomore. From there the scoring has been

reliable going from Wyche to seniors Jack Meyer and Joe Hensley in the “Bash Brother” category of 220 and 285. Meyer has accumulated football offers and has made a name for himself in wrestling circles around the country. “He has the same kind of offers for wrestling,” Yonushonis said. “I know he wants to play football, but it’s pretty special for him to have a lot of opportunities.” Meyer is known for enjoying the center stage. The mantra from here is attitude plus effort equals results.

St. Xavier’s Kuechly: Cincinnati’s Captain America Adam Baum

SPRINGFIELD TWP. Cam Newton calls him “Captain America.” But, before the nation knew Luke Kuechly, he was Cincinnati’s captain. And in many ways, the 2009 St. Xavier High School graduate remains one of this city’s proud captains with or without football pads on. When Kuechly’s feet hit the field, under the lights of Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., in Super Bowl 50, he’ll not only be representing his team and a fan base – booming thanks to a pair of postseason pick-sixes – but also his family, friends and hometown. Luke knew it as a little kid. “When they’re little this is what they dream about doing,” said Luke’s mom, Eileen Kuechly. As Carolina mangled Arizona, 49-15, in the NFC Championship game Sunday night, Eileen heard a story from one of Luke’s childhood friends, Matthew Reilly, who lives and teaches in Charlotte. said, “(Matthew) ‘When Luke and I were 10 years old we were sitting in my basement … talking about, one day we’re going to be playing in the Super Bowl,’ and that’s what he’s doing for cryin’ out loud,” said Eileen. Luke’s living his dream. St. Xavier’s dream was slightly different, and not realized until much later. The Bomber


Carolina Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly (59) celebrates after beating the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Championship game at Bank of America Stadium Jan. 24.

blue community, their dream was to have a representative like Luke. His uniform’s fashioned with No. 59 and a very telling “C” – which might as well mean Cincinnati, or character, or any other number of words capable of describing Kuechly. “It’s pretty simple, Luke is a better human being than he is a football player,” said St. Xavier coach Steve Specht. “I think if you really looked at all the players in the NFL you are going to find that the majority are tremendous people who happen to be gifted football players. we “Unfortunately don’t get to read about all of those people.” Specht said we often hear more about the negative issues than the positive. “I guess that’s what I love about Luke; it doesn’t

matter if he wins a Super Bowl or is voted the defensive MVP, he will still be the same guy that wants to give his best and leave the world a better place than he found it. That’s the way he is and always will be,” Specht said. “Winning a Super Bowl ring would be great for Luke and the community, but how he carries himself is what continues to make us proud.” Kuechly is the fourth St. X grad to make a Super roster. Greg Bowl Scruggs (class of ’08) was inactive, but on the roster for the Seahawks’ last two Super Bowl trips. Pat Ross (class of ’01) played for the Seahawks when they fell to Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XLI. Currently, Rocky Boiman (class of ’98) is the only Bomber to play in and win a Super Bowl as a member of the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XL. “Anybody who’s worn a football helmet for 22 years or 22 minutes, every kid has dreamed of playing in the Super Bowl and winning … it’s the ultimate reward,” said Boiman, who added it’s easy to see why Luke’s left such an impression on this community. “He’s the perfect embodiment of what St. Xavier’s all about,” said Boiman. “To who much is given, much is expected. For him to have that drive and to be as humble as he is and a man of the community. That’s what it’s all about.”


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RELIGION Grace Baptist A free breakfast is served from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. each Sunday. The church is at 1004 Main St., Milford;

Jesuit Spiritual Center Join with other women for Spiritual Conversations for Women in the Ignatian Tradition Thursday, March 3, April 21 and May 21, in the Schott Pavilion. This is a four-part

series. Participants can attend one or all four of the sessions. During the sessions, the group will explore spiritual themes, pray and share. There will be a time for input, reflection, faith sharing and journaling (please bring a favorite journal). Dinner is served at 6 p.m., program is 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $25 for the dinner and program, or $80 for the entire series. A Lenten series based on the spiritual exercises of Ignatius of Loyola is planned for Wednesdays, Feb. 17 and 24; and March


2 and 9. Fee for each session is $25, or $80 for the series. Dinner is at 6:15 p.m. Presentation is at 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. in the Loyola Building. The center is at 5361 S. Milford Road, Milford; 248-3500;

Lerado Church of Christ Worship schedule is: 10 a.m. Bible School, 11 a.m. worship service, 6 p.m. evening Bible study. For more information call:

288-8444 or 740-703-5140. The church is at 5852 Marathon Edenton Road, off of state Route 131 in Lerado.

Milford First United Methodist Church A WAVE free community dinner will be served every Wednesday through May 11. Everyone is invited to these free, familyfriendly meals. The church is at 541 Main St., Milford; 831-5500;

Trinity United Methodist Church Trinity’s weekly Sunday services are traditional at 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. and contemporary worship (and children’s Sunday school) at 9:30 a.m. The church is at 5767 WolfpenPleasant Hill Road, Milford, 831-0262; trinitymilford. org.

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Lauren Emily Wilfong Lauren Emily Wilfong, of Milford died Jan. 24. Survived by parents Wendy Haines and Robert Wilfong; siblings Rachel (Tim) Mahaney and Robby Wilfong; niece, Lily Mahaney; grandmother, Dolores Wilfong; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by grandparents Frank Wilfong, Harold and Shirley Haines. Services were Jan. 28 at St. Andrew Church, Milford. Memorials to: League for Animal Welfare.

James F. Wolf James F. Wolf, 54, of Milford died Jan. 24. Survived by

children James (Lisa) Roflow, Josh Wolf, Justin Wolf, Taylor Wolf and Jarrett Wolf; grandchildren Colten and Skylar Roflow; siblings Brenda (Hank) Berube, Nancy (Bob) Haines, Randy (Sheila) Wolf, Steve Wolf, Mary (Carl) Hill, Norma (Tim) Miracle, Jerry (Ann) Wolf, Reeda (Paul) ShoopMiracle and David (Melanie) Wolf; brother-in-law, Darrell Risinger; and dog, Shiloh. Preceded in death by parents Fredrick and Ann (nee Freese) Wolf; and sister, Rose Risinger. Services were Jan. 30 at Craver-Riggs Funeral Home and Crematory, Milford. Memorials to: the Leukemia/ Lymphoma Society, 1311 Mamaroneck Ave., Suite 310, White Plains, NY 10605.

LENTEN FISH FRIES » The Men of St. Joseph of St. Mary Church in Bethel will sponsor a fish fry every Friday through March 18 at St. Mary Church, 3398 state Route 125 just east of Bethel. The hours are from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30

p.m.. Menu items include fish (baked or fried), shrimp, grilled cheese, macaroni and cheese, French fries, refreshments, home-made pies and cakes and other desserts.

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POLICE REPORTS GOSHEN TOWNSHIP Incidents/investigations Disorder Reported at 1600 block of Hill Station Road, Jan. 10. Reported at 1500 block of Ohio 28, Jan. 9. Harassment Reported at 1200 block of Country Lake, Jan. 9. Stolen vehicle Reported at 2300 block of Ohio 28, Jan. 10.

Theft Reported at 600 block of Redman, Jan. 9. Verbal disorder Reported at 1200 block of Country Lake, Jan. 10.

MIAMI TOWNSHIP Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering Drill and case taken; $145 at 400 block of Branch Hill, Jan. 9. Domestic violence

Reported at 5700 block of Lynn Clara Drive, Jan. 11. Drug paraphernalia Marijuana pipe located in vehicle at 5900 block of Overlook Drive, Jan. 13. Passing bad checks Bad check issued to Rutledge Eye Care; $156 at Allen Drive, Jan. 14. Theft Medication taken from vehicle at 5900 Meijer Drive, Jan. 11. Money taken; $300 at 200 block of Traverse Creek, Jan. 11.

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4 Burial Plots, at Arlington Memorial Gardens, $900/ea. or $3,400/all, 513-722-0070

neighborly deals... ANDERSON TW P, Estate/Moving SALE (inside), 8212 Timbercreek Dr., Fri: 12-5, Sat: 9-4, Feb 5-6, Hundreds of quality items; furniture, antiques, collectibles, books, art, tools, and much more. You will not be sorry you came., Anderson Twp - Estate Sale Sat. Feb. 6th, 8am to 12pm noon, 7950 Asbury Hills Dr., Dining & Bedroom sets, Dishes & Stemware, Households items & more! Cin cin n ati- 2934 Losantiridge Ave, 1/29 & 1/30; Fri. 9-4 #’s @8:45am; Sat 9-45. contents of home of 50 years, 4-china sets to include, Wedgewood , Lenox, Noritake & Maddock & Son, Brookwood Bleek Capodimonte, Swavorski, Costume jewelry, perfume bottles, art work, silver plate tea sets, crystal, 12pc Duncan Phyff dining set-table w/2 leaves, 8 chairs, china cabinet, buffet & server. Secretary drum table, 50’s dresser & chest of drawers, metal bed, night stands, book shelves, pedistles, couches, school desk, vintage scarves, hats & clothes, linens, sewing items, vintage metal patio chairs, lamps, clocks, mirrors, books, records, electronics, dolls, washer/dryer, tool bench, ladders, metal cabinets, some yard & hand tools. Still unpacking, more to come, too much to list all priced to sell! Info & pics or 859-992-0212. Ridge Ave to Losantiridge (Ridgewood sits between Amberly Village & Pleasant Ridge in Golf Manor)

Cincinnati, Estate Sale, 3809 Arbor Lane, Sat: 8-1 on 2/6, Furniture, excerise equipment, dishes, washer and dryer, refrigerator, kitchen table and chairs, patio furniture, sewing machine,everything must go., Dir: I275 to Beechmont Ave 125. Go west on 125 to Nordyke. Take Nordyke to Vineyard Hills Subdivision. Turn left on Arbor.

VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL 3 carat diamond ring solitare Priced right at $5,000 Call 513-658-7778

End of season firewood clearance sale 3/4 cord dlelivered thrown off only $100. 513-218-7291 EVERS FIREWOOD Seasoned hardwood, split & FREE delivery. 513-755-9493

CASKETS & URNS Solid wood $795, Brass urns $99. Metal $895 floor model special discounts hundreds in Stock. Save thousands over any funeral home price! Use our FREE layaway. Prearrange & visit 3640 Werk Rd. Call Bill For Information & A Free Brochure: 513-383-2785

DINING ROOM SET, Very nice oak table with 6 padded cloth chairs. Excellent condition. 67" x 43", and can seat up to 8 with included 15" extension. Please contact me for pictures and/or additional details., $Entire set $500. Separate - Chairs $300, table $200. Cash only.. (513)6074619 TAX Refund Specials! Shop us before you buy! Lowest Prices In Cincinnati Same Day Delivery Bunk Bed 2x6 splitables sol wd $199 Bunkies (the very Best) $99 each Twin mats-all sizes available $69 -...replace your mattress & get a more restful sleep starting tonight! Hundreds of Sauders pieces from $29 Liv Rm Suites, 2 piece sets from $499 Elec adjustable beds $795 complete with memory foam mattress Futons- wood & metal & futon mattresses Memory Foam queen mattress $379 King Prem Matt Sets 18" $499-$799 Compare from $2000-$6000 3640 Werk Rd; by Toys R Us, 868 Eads Pkwy., Lawrenceburg, IN next to Krogers. Call me, BILL, with your questions 513-383-2785! Mattress & Furniture Express mattressandfurniture GUARANTEED FINANCING!


Stairlift - like new cond., Installed $1,600. 513-544-6968

HANDYMAN Experienced, Reasonable, No Job too big or small. Call Steve 513-4916672

CASH PAID for unopened unexpired Diabetic Strips. Up to $35 per 100. 513-377-7522

Gold, Jewelry, Diamonds, Coins, Firearms & Collectibles, 513-385-6789, I BUY OLD ELECTRONICS: Stereo Equip. Radio speakers guitar amp. Records (513) 473-5518

INSTANT CASH PAID For Baseball Cards Coins, Gold, Silver, Paper Money, Antiques, Old Toys, Watches, Comics, Nascar, Case knifes Military, Trains, autographs, estates, Many Others! We Pkup 513-295-5634


WANTED Used Furniture Antiques, Estate & Moving Sale Items, Old Toys 513-821-1604

WAR RELICS US, German, Japanese Paying Top Dollar Call 513-309-1347

Yard and Outdoor Need Clean Fill? Broken Concrete? Concrete Slabs?, Free Broken Concrete and Concrete Slabs, $FREE. (513)932-0804

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Pets #1 ALWAYS BUYING-Retired Vet pays top cash for antiques and vintage items. Single item or complete estate 513-325-7206

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BUYING-RECORD ALBUMS & CDs, METAL, JAZZ, BLUES, ROCK, RAP, INDIE, R&B & REGGAE 513-683-6985 Border Collie - Pup, AKC, M, 7wks, red & wht, 1st shots & wrmed, pick of the litter, perfect markings, gorgeous red coat, family raised. $425. 502-857-1500

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CINCINNATI, ESTATE SALE, MARLEY STREET 45216, Fri: 9AMto2PM, Sat: 9AMto2PM, Living Rm/Bdrm/Ktch Furn, 48"smart TV, Vintage Items, collectibles, bar items, costume Jwlry, home decor, refrig, Antique Stove, books, garage items, historical papers, christmas items, kitchen items, dolls, artwork and more... 5136800276,

Garage Sales Sale A N D E R S O N -“Rummage Friday, February 5th, 9AM to 2PM Comboni Mission Ctr, 1318 Nagel Rd (behind post office). $6.00/bag: Furniture, collectibles, clothing and household items.”

BOOK Donations needed for Milford Library Book Sales Also CD’s, DVD’s, LP’s & comic books. Please bring items to the library at 1099 State Route 131 or call 248-0700 for pickup of large quantities. Please help. Our book sales support the library.


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ANTIQUE SHOW Saturday, Feb 6th, 9am-4pm. Sunday, Feb 7th, 11am-4pm. Ross Middle School Over 50 dealers. 3371 Hamilton Cleves Rd. 1/2 mile North of US 27. $5.00 Donation. Info: 513-235-308


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Automotive CAVALIER KING CHARLES PuppiesAKC, M & F, taking deposits, Health guaranteed, 513-316-1737

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Cin City Reptile Show, Feb. 7, 10a-4p $5 Fairfield Convention Center (513)910-0900 GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS, AKC Reg. Mostly Black. $700 each. 812-727-0025 LABRADOR PUPPIES POLAR BEAR SNOW WHITE Big, thick & healthy, AKC w/full Reg., POP, vet checked, 1st shots, wormed, Ready to go home on Valentine’s Day. Taking Deposits. M-$1,000/F-$1,500; 513-675-8481

44th Annual Auto Parts Swap Meet Clark Co. Fairgrounds, Springfield, OH, (Exit 59 off I-70), Sun. Feb. 7th, 2016, 7am-3pm, $5 Entrance. All Makes Auto Parts Welcome. Vendor Spaces- 10 Ft. Frontage @ $25ea., For reg. & info: visit: or Contact Dave Browe at 8910 E. Kemper Rd., Cincinnati, OH, 45249. By Phone 513-489-8630 or Email:

Wanted: Vintage Volkswagen Cars, Parts, Signs & Accesorries. Air cooled only! Call or Text 513-515-9711

Maltese-Bichon Puppies, Adorable, Non-shedding, 8 weeks old, 1st shots/wormed, $600 females; $550 Males; 937-273-2731


ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Sealed Bids for “Water Treatment Plant Clarifier Painting and Maintenance” for the City of Milford, Ohio, will be received by the City of Milford at 745 Center St, Suite 200, Milford, OH 45150 on February 18 , 2016, until 10:00 a.m (local time), and then publicly opened and read aloud. The scope of work includes surface preparation and painting of clarifier equipment including walkway, gear box and drive unit; surface preparation of 12” ductile iron above ground water main; remove and replace steel bolts in clarifier skirt; an allowance for steel member replacement; and an allowance for a service representative to service the clarifier’s drive unit. The Instructions to Bidders, Bid Form, Agreement Forms, Performance and Payment Bonds, Plans, Specifications, and other associated documents may be examined at the following locations: HDR Engineering, Inc. 9987 Carver Road, Suite 200 Cincinnati, Ohio 45242 (513) 984-7500 Fax (513) 984-7580

Toyota 2004 Tacoma, Truck, 76101 mi., 4 dr., Automatic, Red ext., Tan int., 06 Cylinders, RWD, $3000. (216)4655069

Builder’s Exchange, Inc. 4350 Glendale Milford Road, Suite 120 Cincinnati, Ohio 45242 (513) 769-4800

Shih-tzu pups - 2 males, 89weeks, shots/wormed, paper trained, POP, $300. 513575-2322

McGraw-Hill Construction/Dodge Website: City of Milford, Ohio 745 Center Street, Suite 200 Milford, OH 45150 (513) 831-4192

Service Directory CALL: 513-421-6300 TO PLACE YOUR AD

HANDYMAN No job too big or small incl. electrical. Call Bob & compare. 513-248-2130


Hensley Roofing - Locally owned w/20 yrs exp. Specializing in roofing, gutter cleaning, & siding repair. No job too big or small. 937-509-3308

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Plans, Specifications and Contract Documents (including electronic copy of each) shall be obtained from the issuing office, ARC Document Solutions at 7157 East Kemper Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45249, phone number (513) 326-2300, website or City of Milford at 745 Center St, Suite 200 Milford, Ohio 45150, phone number (513) 831-4192, upon payment of a nonrefundable price of $60 for each set. The OWNER reserves the right to waive any informality or to reject any or all bids. Each BIDDER must deposit with his Bid, security in the amount, form and subject to the conditions provided in the Instructions to Bidders. The project advertised will be funded by the City of Milford through an Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) grant and Local Funds. All Bidders must comply with the President’s Executive Order 11246 (EEO) as amended. All Bidders must comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Anti-Kickback Act, and the Contract Work Hours Standard Act, and 40 CRF, and 40 CFR 33.1016. All Bidders, Contractors and Subcontractors must comply with 41 CFR 60-4, in regard to Affirmative Action, to ensure equal opportunity to females and minorities and will apply the timetables and goals set forth in 41 CFR 60-4 as applicable. All Bidders must comply with OSHA (P.C. 91-596) and the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (P.E. 91-54). The Successful Bidder and all Subcontractors will be required to conform to the labor standards set forth in the Contract Documents. This project falls under the provisions of Ohio Revised Code (ORC) Chapter 4115: Wages and Hours on Public Works for prevailing wage rates. Minority Bidders are encouraged to bid and Bidders must employ Good Faith Efforts steps to solicit participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises. No BIDDER may withdraw his Bid within ninety (90) consecutive calendar days after the actual date of the opening thereof. Name Title




J. ROBERT TRUE CLERMONT COUNTY TREASURER Reminds you, that the last day to pay first half 2015 Clermont County Real Estate Taxes without penalty and possible interest is

FEBRUARY 12, 2016 Failure to receive a tax bill will not avoid such penalty and interest. If you have not received a tax bill, you may obtain one by calling:

732-7254 Office hours of the Clermont Treasurer’s Office are Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. (O.R.C. 323-08) 1000548 In accordance with the provisions of State law, there being due and unpaid charges for which the undersigned is entitled to satisfy an owner and/or manager’s lien of the goods hereinafter described and stored at the Uncle Bob’s Self Storage location(s) listed below. And, due notice having been given, to the owner of said property and all parties known to claim an interest therein, and the time specified in such notice for payment of such having expired, the goods will be sold at public auction at the below stated location(s) to the highest bidder or otherwise disposed of on Monday February 22, 2016 3PM 1105 Old State Rt 74 Batavia, OH 45103 513752-8110 Auction Monday February 22, 2016 @ 3PM Amber Hendrickson 1264 Glen Haven Dr Batavia, OH 45103 Household Goods/Furniture Jeff Price 7520 Harmill Ct Maineville, OHIO 45039 TV/Stereo Equipment Tools/Appliances Boxes Kenneth Artis Sr 171 Spring St. Batavia, OH 45103 Household Goods/Furniture Tools/Appliances Jennifer Holcomb 2000 Elm St Apt 5 Cincinnati, OH 45212 Household Goods/Furniture TV/Stereo Equipment Christopher Bentley 4232 Seclusion Ct Batavia, OH 45103 Household Goods/Furniture TV/Stereo Equipment Tools/Appliances Dawn Penrod 3893 Bennett Rd. Apt. 5 Cincinnati, OH 45245 TV/Stereo Equipment Tools/Appliances Boxes

1. Mikeal Bryant E149 2021 Ginn Road New Richmond, Ohio 45157 2. Thomas Carmosino B25 515 Picadilly Square A Cincinnati, Ohio 45255 3. Matt/Heather Emery J350/369 PO Box 195 522 Linda Way Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154 4. Jason Gaible 57 & H267/286 5418 Overlook Drive Milford, Ohio 45150 5. Andrew Johnson S733 948 Don Victor Drive Independence, Ky 41051 6. Jerry Kennedy P576 1440 SR 133 Bethel, Ohio 45106 7. Terry Schneider B21 1736 Bainum Road New Richmond, Ohio 45157 8. Jeff Tippitt S709 4302 Eastfork Valley Drive Batavia, Ohio 45103 9. Erin Walker Q629/599 2780 Lindale Mt. Holly Road #1 Amelia, Ohio 45102 1004684 Pursuant to the OHIO SELF STORAGE ACT; SECTIONS 5322.02,5322.03, Self Storage of Anderson, 7890 Beechmont Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45255 will hold a Public Auction on February 17, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. Terms of Sale: CASH ONLY. Unit to be sold contains floor dryer, tile cutter, rolls of carpet and misc. Unit to be sold is: Unit #E155-Corey Fantmann, 1120 King Louis Court Apt.207, Cincinnati, Ohio 45255 Contents: Floor Dryer, Tile Cutter, Rolls of Carpet, and Misc. 1003784

Requests for a

Angela Peavley 4164 Glen Este Withamsville Road Cincinnati, OH 45245 Household Goods/Furniture Esther D Miller 450 Craig Rd Cincinnati, OH 45244 Household Goods/Furniture Greg Evans P.O Box 573 Batavia, OH 45103 Tools/Appliances Landscaping/Construction Equip 1003632

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