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GOSHEN — On 16 separate occasions in the last three months, a police officer patrolled Goshen alone at night. Trustee Ray Autenrieb said similar scheduling practices should not continue. “It’s unsafe for the officer, it’s unsafe for Goshen,” Autenrieb said at the township’s regular July 9 trustee meeting. After a conversation with Police Chief Ray Snyder before the meeting, Autenrieb directed him not to allow an officer to work the night shift alone. “The only way I can get that done, and the way I have been getting that done, is through overtime,” Snyder said. “I don’t have overtime budgeted.” Snyder also took a night shift himself because there wasn’t time to make other arrangements, Autenrieb said. “Chief, I don’t want you away from the desk during the day,” said Trustee Bob Hausermann. “I’m glad you stepped up, but I don’t want you away from that desk until something happens (and you’re needed).” Trustees also agreed overtime should not be given at this time. “Overtime is not an option,” Autenrieb said. “We may need to sit down and see if we can move a sergeant to the night shift.” Officers bid for shifts because of union regulations, which makes it tough to shift someone from the day shift to the night shift, he said.

The sergeants, captain and chief are not members of the police union, so their schedules have less restrictions. Snyder said moving those staff around won’t solve the problem. “When they call off, someone has to cover,” he said. The department recently lost 33 percent of its part-time staff and 50 percent of its full-time staff, Snyder said. “When cuts go up, coverage goes down,” Hausermann said. Trustee Claire Corcoran said there was an incident Christmas night where a drunk individual had to be subdued by an officer and taken to Mercy Health Hospital Clermont in Batavia. The officer had to stay with the individual until he was admitted, which left no one on duty in the township for an extended period of time, Corcoran said. “I am getting concerned,” she said. The department has several potential officers that could help solve the problem, but they need to finish field training first, Snyder said. “I feel awkward micromanaging your office, but (the trustees) need to at least be involved in the discussion,” Hausermann said. The board issued a directive to the chief to stay off night shifts and try whatever he could to put two officers on those patrols at all times. “I will follow your directive,” Snyder said. “Let me put a pencil to it and I’ll report back before the next meeting.”

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After selling dairy products in the 2013 Clermont County Fair Livestock Sale, these dairy exhibitors took a break in the barn with their friends. From left sitting are: Katelyn Reynolds, a Clermont Northeastern student; Caili Baumann, Blanchester; Sam Lindsley, CNE; Elizabeth Lindsley, CNE; and Kiley Cooper, CNE. Standing: Klay Lewis, Fayetteville, and McKenzie Cooper, CNE. For more photos from the fair, see page B1. Also, visit for more photos. REGINA HERBOLT/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Goshen police plan National Night Out By Keith BieryGolick

GOSHEN — TWP. — The Goshen Township Police Department and other law enforcement agencies will participate in National Night Out again this year. “We’ve done that for several years now,” said Goshen Police Chief Ray Snyder. “It’s always been extremely successful, very well attended.” The event will take place behind Marr/Cook Elementary, 6696 Goshen Road, Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. “It’s essentially a night where the police department and the community come together,” said Tim Budai, the department’s school resource officer who is planning the event. “It gives the community a chance to meet police officers and firefighters.” Goshen’s National Night Out event won national awards two of the past three years, he said. The night is important for Goshen because there aren’t a lot of other opportunities for residents to gather for big events, Budai said. “In Goshen, we don’t have a Catholic church. So we don’t really have any carnivals and



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Goshen Township’s 2013 National Night Out is planned for Aug. 6 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. behind Marr/Cook Elementary, 6696 Goshen Road. This a scene from last year’s event.FILE PHOTO

festivals. This is kind of the only event we have where people can come together and be a community,” he said. “It’s a night where people can get together, have some fun and see what is going on in the community.” Organizations such as the Goshen Garden Club, the Goshen Horse-Thief Detectives, the Goshen Township Park District, the Goshen schools Parent Teacher Organization and more will participate, Budai said. Representatives from the U.S. Navy will have a booth and the University of Cincinnati’s Air Care will touch down at the

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event as well, he said. The fire department is planning a demonstration with their equipment and so is the police department’s K-9 unit, Budai said. “Residents will be able to drive golf carts and learn the effects of drunk driving through fatal vision goggles,” he said. “They’re almost like welding glasses. You put them on and it disorients you and blurs your vision without being under the influence of alcohol or drugs.” Admission is free. For more information, email officer Budai at Vol. 33 No. 17 © 2013 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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Overlay district in Goshen Twp. delayed By Keith BieryGolick

Movement on an overlay district in Goshen Township hit a speed bump this month. The township zoning commission voted June 4 to send plans for an overlay district to the Clermont County Planning Department with a request for them to draft a staff report, said Township Administrator Ray Snyder. Clermont County Planning Commission members review the staff report and plans, then make a recommendation to approve as written, approve with modifications or deny entirely, Snyder said. Trustee Claire Corcoran said the project would

give officials an “architectural stamp” on businesses moving into the township and could give business owners more reason to come to Goshen. The overlay would cover 323 parcels along Ohio 28 with road frontage, said Bob Seyfried, township zoning commission member. “It’s a good negotiating tool for everyone,” Seyfried said. “It would give us more control over what comes in.” The overlay district would grant the township use of the front and side of properties on Ohio 28, allowing officials to control design standards and signage, he said. “This is not a zone change, just an overlay,” Seyfried said.


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When the planning commission looked at the plans, they had some concerns with particular language and wording of sentences, Snyder said. “We really need a certified planner - especially one who’s done other planned business development districts,” Snyder said at the township’s regular July 9 trustee meeting. Snyder reached out to Jonathan Wocher, a certified planner with McBride Dale Clarion in Cincinnati, to see if he would look at the project. Wocher has done successful overlays for Batavia and Union townships, Snyder said. Wocher told Snyder his services would cost anywhere from $3,000 to $6,000. “We don’t have that (budgeted) in the zoning or general fund budget,” Snyder said. Trustee Bob Hausermann said this gave trustees three options: Shelve the project, approve it against the county’s advice or find the money and pay the bill. A decision is expected at the next meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 13 in the township building, 6757 Goshen Road.

A barn door at Maple Rey Farm in Jackson Township was blown in and wrapped aroud this tractor by the storm that swept through the northern part of Clermont County July 23. The barn is on Maple Grove Road. THERESA L. HERRON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Storm causes damage in fairgrounds, Jackson Twp. A storm that swept through northern Clermont County July 23 tore doors off barns and pulled trees out of the ground in Jackson Township. The

storm passed over the Clermont County Fairgrounds also, but activities began again after the rain that fell for more than 30 minutes ended.

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Rain fell for more than 30 minutes at the Clermont County Fair July 23. In this group of campers, the rain created a small lake that the kids enjoyed playing in. The water quickly drained leaving muddy grass. THERESA L. HERRON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


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BRIEFLY Dem dinner

The Clermont County Democratic Party is sponsoring the “Feast at the River - North” from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive in Milford. A menu of steak and chicken, prepared on site, baked potatoes and onions, local corn on the cob, special side dishes and homemade desserts along with assorted drinks will be offered for $100 per person. Proceeds will be used to support Democratic candidates in state, local and federal elections in 2013 and 2014. Reservations are appreciated. More information, online payment and reservations are available at Or make checks payable to CCDP, PO 475, Batavia, Ohio 45103.

Garden club to meet

The Williamsburg Garden Club will meet Tuesday evening, Aug. 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Sherri Kissinger for their annual pot-luck picnic. Co-hostesses are Julie Hess and Kristin Kissinger. Members are to bring a covered dish to share. Members are to respond to roll call by answering the question “Did you press your first flowers from that special someone?” The program for the evening will be a slide show of the club’s July Garden and Home Tour. Plans also will be discussed for the 20132014 calendar year. Members are to bring a bud vase of flowers from their garden to be used as a table decoration. The recent Home and Garden Tour was a great success and the club would like to thank all those who attended and participated. The club recently published a new cookbook featuring 300 favorite recipes. The cookbook is available for sale for $15 from members. The club’s annual mum sale will begin Friday, Aug. 16, and will continue every Friday and Saturday through Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the corner of Ohio 32 and McKeever Road. New members are welcome and information about membership and club activities can be found on Facebook or by calling 724-3657.

Goshen Road detour

GOSHEN TWP. — The county commissioners July 25 approved an extension for a road closure between 6827 and 6840 Goshen Road for a culvert replacement. The road will remain closed until Friday, Aug. 2. A detour will reroute traffic.

Job fair

Workforce One of Clermont County is partnering with Butler, Warren, and Hamilton County One-Stop job centers and the state of Ohio to organize the Southwest Ohio Regional Job Fair. The job fair is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be held at the Scarlet Oaks Campus of Great Oaks, 3254 East Kemper Road, Adult Education Building. Stewart Leonard, Workforce One of Butler County, is calling this one of the largest job fairs in the Greater Cincinnati

area and Southwest Ohio in more than five years. This job fair will host more than 60 employers with thousands of “ready for hire” jobs. Companies participating include Procter & Gamble, AK Steel, Pac Worldwide, American Micro Products, U.S. Foods, Speedway, Interim Healthcare, FedEx and FedEx Ground, The Armor Group, ESJ Carrier Corporation, VRI and Miami Valley Gaming (Racino) and more. About 50 local companies from Butler, Warren, Hamilton and Clermont counties will participate. This event is open to the public, free and available through the efforts of Workforce One, SuperJobs, Scarlet Oaks and Great Oaks Career Center.


The Mercy Health mobile mammography unit will be at the Loveland Walgreens, 10529 Loveland-Madeira Road, Aug. 14. Call 686-3300 to make a required appointment.

Member sought

An interested Milford resident is needed to fill a vacancy on the Citizen’s Housing Committee, a five-member volunteer board appointed by the city manager, subject to the approval of the city council. The committee reviews suspected violations and complaints regarding the property maintenance ordinance in the Milford Codified Ordinances. The committee meets as needed the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. Applicants must be a resident of the city for at least two years. A background or interest in urban planning, architecture, law or real estate is helpful, but not required. To be considered for this appointment, send a letter of interest and brief resume to Pam Holbrook, City of Milford, 745 Center Street, Suite 200, Milford, Ohio 45150 The position is open until filled. For more information, call Holbrook at 248-5093.

Soccer benefit

The Milford High School Alumni soccer games are back this year, with an added purpose. Organizers are asking the community to celebrate the life of Connor Martin, son of Shannon Martin, a Milford graduate and soccer player, and Amy Babinec Martin, also a Milford graduate. The women’s game is at 3 p.m. and the men’s game is at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Charity Lucas Soccer Field at Milford High School, 1 Eagles Way. Connor was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer. After fighting for more than a year, Connor died June 5. His treatment was ongoing and created financial strains on the family as out-of-pocket expenses mounted. All proceeds from the games, split the pot, food, company sponsorships, etc., will be donated to the Martin family. Donations of raffle items, company sponsorships for shirts and any vendors are being sought. To make a donation, contact Carissa Smith at or 937-510-2021.


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Kasich recognizes Milacron’s success through tax cuts. “I think it is admirable work by this administration to have moved Ohio from 44th among business friendly ratings to 22nd in just two years as reported by the survey conducted by the “Chief Executive” magazine,” she said. “Between the initiatives for jobs, tax cuts and education, I think there is a positive momentum and reasons to be optimistic about Ohio’s future.” Wright was not the only one expressing optimism. State Senator Joe Uecker works directly with Governor Kasich and the other state legislators. He summed up the message Kasich delivered. “It’s all about jobs,” Uecker said. “Everything he does, everything we work for together in Columbus is about making jobs available for Ohio’s citizens. He is always pushing us, the legislators, always pushing the businesses, to get together to make it work. He is seeing the successes.” Kasich also highlighted plans for improved infrastructure throughout the state; including Cincinnati roads and bridges. Those plans include funds made available through bonds that will be retired by tolls from the Ohio Turnpike. The crowd applauded several times as he delivered optimism for Ohio businesses, and Ohioans. “We’re still here, we’re still strong, we’re hiring people,” said Mark Vanzant, director manufacturing and engineering at Milacron. “The kinds of things he was saying are important to us. We want Ohio to be strong because that makes us strong, makes our employment stable. The employees appreciate that he recognizes we’re important to the state.”

By Chuck Gibson

Ohio Governor John Kasich used a visit to Milacron’s Batavia facility July 18 to highlight economic growth throughout Ohio in his speech to members of area chambers of commerce. Kasich recognized Milacron as a successful model for their program working with the UC-Clermont College to prepare students to enter the workplace. “I want to compliment Milacron for that program they have now working with the University of Cincinnati,” he said. Milacron’s vice president, marketing for Global Plastics Machinery, Michael Prachar spoke of the recovery Milacron has made putting hundreds of employees back to work. He talked about the importance of skilled labor and the success of developing a training program with UC-Clermont College. They plan to continue the program that has seen about 20 people graduate and go on to employment with Milacron. “It’s really an honor to be recognized for our ongoing efforts,” Prachar said. “As we continue to grow our business, we hope that our customers, as well as our employees and our community, are excited to be a part of the next chapter of our successful manufacturing story.” Kasich called for the use of common sense by regulators as he spoke about the recent tax cuts passed to help small business owners. Additionally, he mentioned the state income tax cut from 5.9 percent to 5.3 percent that will benefit everyone in Ohio. He told everyone in attendance to contact the governor’s office if they see regulators not using common sense. “We want to make sure we use common sense, because if

State Senator Joe Uecker introduced Governor John Kasich at Milacron in Batavia July 18.CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

you stomp out a small business, you’re stomping out some family’s hopes and dreams,” Kasich said. Members of the area chambers of commerce also heard about $1 billion the state gives back to businesses all across Ohio in a cash rebate from the workers compensation program. They applauded as Kasich called it “the best stimulus program” he ever heard of anywhere. He said it resulted from better efficiency and a better job of investing by fund managers. “As a result, we send a billion dollars back to folks here,” said Kasich. “I like to think it lends credibility to government when you make something more efficient, you can give something back.” Lowering income tax, more efficient regulation of government programs, cash rebate economic stimulus, business growth and job growth are all

Ohio Governor John Kasich spoke to members of area chambers of commerce at Milacron in Batavia July 18. In the middle is Mark Vanzant, Milacron’s director of manufacturing and engineering.CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

tools for Kasich to promote Ohio all across the country. Kasich said a rating by CEOs across the country ranked Ohio 44th most business friendly of the 50 states two years ago. “That’s like a D-minus or an E, isn’t it,” asked Kasich. “I say you have to work really hard to make Ohio that unattractive.” Since then, Ohio has gone from 44th to 22nd most business

friendly; moving up 13 places in just the last year. Faced with an $8-billion hole when he took office, the Kasich administration has turned the largest budget deficit in the history of the state into a current $1.5-billion surplus. That gives Cyndy Wright, commercial banking officer, Park National Bank, renewed confidence in the state’s commitment to small businesses

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Editor: Theresa Herron,, 248-7128


Milford High School 2013 Valedictorian and Salutatorian Since graduating in May, the top students from the Milford Class of 2013 shared a few comments about their time in high school.


Name: Zachary Robert DeB-

Parents: Kelly Martin Papai and John DeBra Grade Point Average: 4.71 College: Vanderbilt University Major: Chemical Engineering DeBra Scholarships: Carell Family Scholarship worth about $180,000 Last book read: “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy Favorite school lunch: Chicken nuggets Favorite teacher: Debbie Barrett Greatest inspiration: My parents Where will you be in 10 years? Hopefully, out of the house with a good job. High school turning point: Sophomore year when I realized it doesn’t matter what oth-

ers think of you, only what you think of yourself matters. What would you will to your classmates? I would leave them all a copy of “The Catcher in The Rye: because it was my favorite book to read. If you could change your high school in one way, what would it be? Make the hallways bigger, mostly because people don’t know how to walk through them.


Name: Sammie Chamberland Parents: Kim and Richard Chamberland Grade Point Average: 4.53 College: Furman University Major: Undecided, but I am planning on a pre-health track aiming for vet school. Scholarships: Furman Bell Tower ScholarChamberland ship Last book read: “Handle with Care” by Jodi Picoult Favorite school lunch: Always packed my lunch ... I liked

having yogurts with fruit and a veggie sandwich. Favorite teacher: Among my favorites ... Joe Claus, Debbie Barrett Greatest inspiration: My parents inspired me to work harder and to be a better person. Where will you be in 10 years? Hope to be completing vet school. High school turning point: Often senior year, I felt like giving up because of “senioritis” and just wanting to be finished after working so hard for so long. But when I realized I was second in the class, I decided I had to keep working just as hard - if not harder - so I wouldn’t disappoint myself or my parents. What would you will to your classmates? Don’t give up. Don’t let stress get in your way of living life, but be passionate and find motivation in your passion so that you never will want to stop working for it. If you could change your high school in one way, what would it be? I liked Milford, honestly. I don’t think I would have changed any one of my teachers at all.

Jackie Young, left, and Meagan Schalkare students at UC Clermont students.THANKS TO DOTTIE STOVER

UC Clermont offers weekly information sessions, tours UC Clermont College is holding information sessions and tours every Wednesday at 1 p.m. and Friday at 10 a.m. These weekly sessions offer prospective students and their families opportunities to check out the college in person. No reservation is required to attend. Learn more about UC Clermont and its connection to University of Cincinnati, the degrees and programs offered, how to navigate the ad-

2013 scholarships awarded by Lykins


Lykins Oil Company recently announced the 2013 Guy B. and Mabel Lykins Scholarship recipients. Each high school senior was awarded a $500 scholarship for college tuition. The scholarship recipients are: Brandon Steele - Goshen High School; Lauren Krebs – Roger Bacon High School; Nicole Brown – Sycamore High School; Jeremiah Vires – Monroe High School; Kendall Bartley – Williamsburg High School; Rachel Carter – Williamsburg High School; Candice Seibert – Clermont Northeastern High School; Daniel Fugett – Blanchester High School; Michael Weathers – Bethel-Tate High School; Kel-

Cincinnati Country Day’s Head of School Robert P. Macrae of Indian Hill congratulates members of the Class of 2013. They are, from left, Samuel Fossett of Montgomery, Sara Fitzgerald of Indian Hill and Connor Frohn of Milford. THANKS TO CINDY KRANZ

UC Clermont offers first online associate program Darline Foltz joins UC Clermont as a full-time assistant professor-educator in the new Health Information Systems Technology (HIST) Program. The new HIST Program is UC Clermont’s first all online associate degree program. Foltz is a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) that has practiced in the field of Health Information Management (HIM) for more than 30 years. She has managed HIM departments and Information Systems (IS) Departments at hospitals and has consulted at more than 100 hospitals, nursing homes, dialysis clinics and mental health facilities in the field of HIM and IS through her consulting firm,

mission process and financial aid, student life opportunities, campus activities and more. The sessions are generally small, so attendees will have personal attention. Information sessions begin in the Student Services Building, Room 100. The campus directions and map can be found on Fall Semester begins Aug. 26. For more information, call 732-5319 or visit

Foltz & Associates. Foltz was also a part-time faculty member of UC Clermont for the past three years. “I know that having Darline onboard will enrich the educational experience of our students. She brings years of experience in the field of HIM and we are fortunate to have her here full-time,” said Dr. Karen Lankisch, RHIA, Health Information Systems Technology (HIST) Program director. Foltz has been very active in volunteering both professionally and personally. She has held local, state and national positions in professional associations, including president of the Ohio Health Information Manage-

ment Association (OHIMA) and chairperson of the Long-Term Care Section of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Foltz has been an active volunteer at her children’s schools (St. Thomas More and McNicholas High School) and at her Parish (St. Thomas More). Currently, she is the chairperson of the St. Thomas More Parish Festival held every July. For more information about the Health Information Systems Technology (HIST) Program, visit HIT.html or contact Darline Foltz at or Dr. Lankisch at

sey Krenwinkel – Milford High School; Allison Maynard – Circleville High School; Kaitlyn Howard – Fayetteville High School; Miranda Goetz – Fairfield High School and Hannah Sullivan – Walton Verona High School. Each student submitted a scholarship application which included an essay on their community service activities. “These 14 students had the most impressive and impactful community service records. They are assets to their community and Lykins Companies is honored to help them continue their good works with college scholarships,” said Jeff Lykins, Lykins Companies president.


The following students have earned honors for the fourth quarter of 2012-2013.

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Honors - Olivia Callis, Annalee Childs, Claire Cummings, Molly Driscoll, Emma Hall, Lindsey Handorf, Clara Hendy, Abigail Klein, Lauren Mansour, Megan Mansour, AnneMarie Morman, Abigail Morton, Ellen Rust, Olivia Schappacher, Grace Vonder Brink and Amy Wilkerson.

First Honors - Ana Aguilar, Monica Bockhorst, Erin Fannin, Paige Kebe, Brianna Lechner, Anna Levesque, Claire Matthews, Molly Matthews, Susan Morand, Lydia O'Connell, Layne Rumpke, Hannah Sagel, Anna Speyer, Danielle Stiene, Diana Tamborski and Elizabeth Zappia. Second Honors - Cecilia Hendy, Claudia Revilla, Molly Roberts and Megan Schuman.



Honors - Carmen Carigan, Allison Carter, Mary Cundiff, Katherine Edmondson, Lauren Fleming, Kyland Frooman, Kelly Fuller, Jessica Geraci, Ana Gonzalez Del Ray, Miranda Grigas, Sara Huber, Colleen Johnston, Grace Kelly, Andrea Kennard, Madilyn Kimmel, Karly Krammes, Sophie Kremer, Gabrielle Kroger, Mailey Lorio, Madison Manger, Margaret Moeller, Margaret O'Brien, Megan Ogilbee, Julia Proctor, Rebecca Schulte, Emma Vickers, Caroline Weisgerber, Meaghan Wheeler, Irene Whitaker, Abigail Williams and

First Honors - Kathryn Berus, Shelby Breed, Michele Christy, Jessica Ewen, Violet Goodwin, Marion Graves, Emily Holmes, Sarah Jaun, Haley Johnson, Madeline Kennard, Anna Kremer, Kelly Marquardt, Katherine Masterson, Elise McConnell, Meghan O'Keefe, Lydia Osborne, Marjorie Rust, Lauren Shouse, Kathryn Wheeler, Cory Wiener and Abigail Wilson. Second Honors - Emily Abel-Rutter, Amy Berg, Gabriella Biedenharn, Abigail Cundiff, Ashley Gray, Julie Hakemoller, Autumn Peterson, Sarah Robinson and Abigail Wu.



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Golfers swinging into new season By Mark D. Motz

Brennan Farrell signed his letter of commitment to play basketball for Marietta College. He was a three-year varsity player for Milford, earning second team all-FAVC honors as a junior and first team all-ECC as a senior. He also earned all-league academic honors all three of his varsity seasons. He graduates fourth in career steals at Milford since 2000 with 77. He is the son of Kevin and Kim Farrell. THANKS TO MILFORD HIGH SCHOOL

College signings A trio of Milford High School graduates recently signed to continue their academic and athletic careers in college. Ryan Henning will play baseball at Wilmington College, Brennan Farrell will play basketball at Marietta College and Katie Noll will play softball for the University of Rio Grande.


Ryan Henning, a 2013 Milford High School graduate, signed his letter of commitment to play baseball for Wilmington College. He was a two-year varsity third baseman for the Eagles, a first team all-ECC pick as a senior after hitting .405 in the conference and finishing third in the conference with 12 RBI. Ryan is the son of Don and Jeanette Henning. THANKS TO MILFORD HIGH SCHOOL Katie Noll, a 2013 Milford High School graduate, signed her letter of commitment to play softball for the University of Rio Grande. She pitched and played first for the Eagles, earning two varsity letters, one Scholar Athlete award and one FAVC academic award. She led the Eagles to a runner-up finish in the ECC her senior year and was second in the conference with 11 wins and was a first team all-ECC pick. She also earned the team sportsmanship award this season. Katie is the daughter of Joe and Kris Noll. THANKS TO MILFORD HIGH SCHOOL


Milford, Goshen run into new season By Mark D. Motz

They pound the pavement to run in the grass, putting in hundreds of miles of summer roadwork to prepare for the fall. Cross country season lies just ahead, and high school harriers in the Milford-Miami Advertiser/Community Journal North Clermont coverage area getting ready to race.


The Goshen High School boys team finished fifth in the Southern Buckeye Conference American in 2012. The good news for the Warriors is none of the five runners who scored in the league meet graduated. In fact, junior Daniel Hulsmeyer is a legitimate front-of-the-pack threat; he finished third in the league meet as a sophomore with a time of 17:53.83. Sophomore A.J. Koch, junior Tommy Saylor and sophomores Christian Baker and Cole Frambes were the other runners to score for the Warriors. On the girls side, Goshen

Bags on the shoulders, clubs at the ready, high school golfers in the Milford-Miami Advertiser/Community Journal North Clermont coverage area swing into a new season in early August.

finished fourth in the SBC American, paced by then-sophomore Brittany Clark, who won the league meet in 19:37.90, a full 30 seconds ahead of her nearest competition. Two other juniors placed in the top 20 in the league meet as sophomores, including thirdplace runner Courtney Turner and17th-place finisher Morgan Huff. Junior Amber Chaney and sophomore Shelby Wilson round out the roster.


The Milford boys team finished sixth last season in the newly formed Eastern Cincinnati Conference. And - in something of an anomaly in cross country - the Eagles have gotten simultaneously younger and better. “We’ve got about 24 runners out for the team, but we are still very young,” said head coach Dave Ackerman. “I’d say of our top seven runners, two at most will be from our junior and senior classes.” A.J. Erdaty was the fastest freshman in the district meet

last season; he returns as the top runner for Milford his sophomore season. Junior John Brown mans the second slot. “Those two will provide a fairly strong top of the lineup,” Ackerman said. “I’ve got about seven kids to fill the next three spots. Milford has nine freshmen out for the team for the second year in a row. The increased number of young runners helped replenish a struggling squad. “We had taken a dip the last couple years and it’s time to turn that around,” Ackerman said. “We’re going to be way better results wise than we have been, which is good, but that’s not the biggest thing. It’s getting kids out there who want to improve and get better when they run.” To that end, Ackerman has a new assistant in 2009 Milford grad Chad Hirschauer, who recently completed his college running career at Wilmington and is now in law school at NKU. He will help push the See RUNNERS, Page A7

Clermont Northeastern continues to build under second-year head coach Brandon Hoeppner. The Rockets went 11-26 last season, finishing last in the Southern Buckeye Conference, but reaching double digits in wins marked a major improvement. “It’s nice that we’re improving every year,” Hoeppner said. “We constantly work in practices from 100 yards and in. That’s where you save the most strokes. I’d like to think our short game, our putting, will be a strength for us. “We hope to get out of the cellar in our conference and finish better in our sectional tournament.” Hoeppner looks to a reasonably experienced to crew to help make it happen. Returning are seniors Kiefer Cunningham and Evan Tellup, who returns to golf after sitting out last season. Also back are the coach’s daughter - junior Shellby Hoeppner - and a pair of sophomores in Jared Ansteatt and Chris Lindsley. Hoeppner also has an eye on an additional two sophomores and three freshmen who may come out once tryouts begin Aug. 1. CNE hosted its firstever golf camp this summer and attracted 18 fifth- though eighth-graders. “We’re just trying to build a program we can sustain,” Hoeppner said. “We’re working hard at it.” Goshen remains what head coach Mark Reed called “a major work in progress” coming off a 2012 season where the Warriors went 3-7 and finished fifth in the SBC. Goshen graduated three starters from that squad. “Our overall approach needs to be adjusted,” Reed said. “We’re at a point where we have guys who know how to play the game, but now we need to be able to stay in it mentally. If you hit a bad shot, let it go and hit the next one, don’t let it affect you for the next three holes.” Seniors Steven Short and Lucky Singleton will be team leaders. Also back is sophomore Jordan Scott, who saw some some varsity action as a freshman. “We’re going to be relatively young,” Reed said. “Hopefully we’ll be improved from last year. Hopefully we’ll have some good new players come out for tryouts. For me as a teacher, I’m in the building trying to develop those positive relationships that lead kids into wanting to participate after school, on weekends, invest in a team. “We’re looking forward to playing New Richmond. They’re the best team in our league hands, down. We might not be the best, but we we want to play the best and see where we are and what we want to do

to get to where we want to be.” Milford finished fifth in the new Eastern Cincinnati Conference last season and – with no players graduating from that team - the Eagles look to move up the league ladder. And then some. “Everyone is returning and I think we have a chance to be pretty good,” said head coach Phil Sheldon. “It’s pretty exciting.” NCAA Division I prospect Austin Taylor – already a threetime all-league performer – returns to lead the team for his senior season. Also back are senior Tristan Lana and juniors Daniel Stephan and Justin Arnold. Arnold’s younger brother Nathan – an incoming freshman – placed in the top 20 during this summer’s Junior Met and should be a factor on the varsity squad. “We’re still pretty young, which is cool,” Sheldon said. “It’s a lot of fun to see the kids grow during the season. I’ve got a junior high program with about 40 kids in it, so there’s good competition coming up and still a lot of room for improvement.” Loveland should be the team to beat in the league. The Eagles will find out right from the chute as Milford opens the season with the ECC 18-hole tournament Aug. 6 at Glenview, home of the sectional tournament. Sheldon hopes his players take note. “I’d like to see us qualify out of the sectional as a team,” he said. “It will be tough, but I think we can get there.” McNicholas returns some significant fire power from a team that finished second to Hamilton Badin in the Greater Catholic League Central last season. The GCL North and Central divisions merge this season, incorporating the Dayton-area Catholic schools with their Cincinnati counterparts. Kettering Alter, Middletown Fenwick and Dayton Chaminade Julienne all finished ahead of McNick on the 2012 scorecard. Second team all-GCL pick Ryan Winkler graduated, but the Rockets return first team all-league selection Mitch Bloemer returning and second team choice Eric Boychan for their senior seasons. Also back for head coach Justin Lecziki is junior Nick Niehaus who was a second team all-GCL performer as a sophomore.


Milford went 17-1 last season, including a perfect 7-0 mark in the inaugural season of the Eastern Cincinnati Conference. The Eagles graduated their No. 1 and No. 6 players from that team, but have a strong core returning. Senior Aly Severns, junior Megan Creager and sophomore Abby Swenson lead the returning contingent. Head coach Sandy Garrison hopes to fill the next two spots in the starting lineup with players moving up from a JV team that went 7-10 last season. “Over the summer several of the players have been workSee GOLF, Page A7


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lar conditions, will tell a lot.”

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McNicholas head coach Kyle Jepson said the Rocket boys are in rebuilding mode, looking for a wave of young runners to mature quickly and help carry the load shouldered by a quintet of veteran performers. Senior Connor Nelson will lead the team, followed by classmates Mark Flatt and Grant Tore, along with junior Brendan Custer and sophomore and Matt Barbara. New runners like sophomores Brian Gauch and Connor Scott, as well as freshmen Ian Bodner, Brendan Snyder and Ryan Stephens show promise. “This might be one of the best young teams we’ve had in eight years,” Jepson said. “For the boys, our goal is to simply improve. Last year was a tough year for us, graduating six of our seven varsity runners, and we’ve been rebuilding through youth. “Connor Nelson has a great shot to qualify to the regional meet, and the team will try to place in the top half of the league and district meets.” Speaking of the league, both the boys and girls face more competition as the Greater Catholic League and Girls Greater Catholic League North and Central divisions merge and now include Dayton-area schools Alter, Chaminade Julienne, Fenwick and Carroll, in addition to traditional rivals Badin, Purcell Marian and Roger Bacon.

On the girls side, McNick is the multiple-time defending league champion. And while the Rockets’ GGCL division expands to include Dayton-area power Kettering Alter, Jepson still looks forward to a strong year. “We have an exciting season ahead of us,” he said. “Our girls didn’t graduate anyone from last year’s team and we return a strong squad. “Last year was a bit of a disappointment for us because we were pretty good, but failed to return to the regional meet. This year, we’ve added quite a bit of depth to an already strong team.” Leading the way will be senior Catherine Adams, who won the GGCL last year and placed fourth in the district meet. Senior Katie Cornell was league runnerup last season, while classmates Margaret Beck, Megan Schaefer, Claire Griffiths, Ashley Dundon and Raven York add depth and experience. Keep an eye on returning junior Alana Osterday and newcomers like junior Grace Westerkamp and freshman Jona Ridgway to contribute on the varsity level as well. “Our goal for the girls is to win league, qualify for the regional meet and place in the top eight at the regional meet,” Jepson said. McNick officially opens its season Aug. 24 in the Milford Invitational. Unofficially the season begins with an Aug. 17 time trial at Summit Country Day School. Clermont Northeastern doesn’t offer cross country.

behind Chaminade Julienne and Kettering Alter. Coach Willy Corbett has a touring bag full of experienced players returning – no less than six seniors - to push the league favorites again this season. Seniors Riley Whitehouse, Ellie Tierney, Sarah Wilkinson, Mary Schmidt and Maggie Danker (who carded a hole-inone last season) were key cogs last season. Classmate Sarah Hickman, though, could be the best of the lot even after missing last season battling cancer. “She’s a pretty amazing kid,” Corbett said. “She was one of the top 10 Division II players in the city before she got sick. We’re really happy to have her back.” Junior Michelle Rowekamp is another Rocket veteran. New players include juniors Reagan Powers, sophomore Ma-

ria Ciampone and freshman Alexandra Wells. “We’ve got a good mix of players and they’re a great group of girls,” Corbett said. “I really regard it something special that all the girls across the Division II teams in the city, there’s a good competitive spirit – they definitely want to win – but there’s a respect and camaraderie you don’t see in a lot of other sports.” McNick opens he season Aug. 6 at Sharon Woods against Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy and has plays its first GGCL match the next day against Middletown Fenwick at Weatherwax, followed by the Division II Invitational Aug. 8 at Fairfield Greens. CNE and Goshen do not offer girls golf.


front of the pack as the Eagles try to catch up to ECC favorites Kings and Turpin. On the girls side, Matt Jordan returns for his second stint as head coach, having previously held the post from 2004 to 2009. He inherits a team that finished fifth in the ECC and - like the boys - does not have a senior at the top of the lineup. Junior AnneE Dalziel was second in the ECC meet as a sophomore and is a two-time regional qualifier with a goal of reaching the state meet. Also back are juniors Brooke Skladany, Lauren Best and Rosealine Myers-Haag. “From there it’s kind of wide open,” Jordan said. “We have quite a number of girls who are pretty close competing for those last few slots.” Jordan said the team has a reachable goal of finishing top three in the ECC, as well as continued improvement through the season. The Eagles open the season Aug. 19 in the Sycamore Invitational and host the Milford Invitational Aug. 24. Milford also hosts the ECC league meet Oct. 12. “That will give us a very good indication of our progress and how far we’ve actually come,” Jordan said. “Running the same course at the beginning of the season and at th end, with hopefully simi-

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ing hard with lessons and tournament action,” she said. “Our 2013 season outlook is very good. We hope to repeat a league win and win a spot out of sectionals as a team and move in to districts as a team. “I feel the team has a strong base and with some help from last year’s JV group, we will be fine. This is a very nice group of girls and very smart. It has been a pleasure to help these young ladies achieve their goals as a solid golf team.” McNicholas finished third in the Girls Greater Cincinnati League in 2012


Josiah Greve, who just finished his senior year for the Milford High School varsity lacrosse team, displays his State Defenseman of the Year award for the club division after the Ohio club division state championship game in Columbus. The award was voted on by the coaches of all the club teams in Ohio. Greve was also voted first-team All-Region, first-team All-State and lead his team this year in groundballs with 120 in 16 games. He will continue playing lacrosse next year at Baldwin Wallace University. THANKS TO TOM GREVE

SIDELINES Senior baseball registration

The Anderson Men’s Senior Baseball League (MSBL) is accepting signups for the fall season for its 35-plus league. The league began playing hardball in fall 2002. Registration is 6-7 p.m., Aug. 4, at Riverside Park on Round Bottom Road in Anderson Township. The cost is $125 plus $25 for T-shirt and hat (for new players). If interested come to registration and pay league fees. This is an opportunity for men to play and enjoy the game of baseball. Call John Gruenberg at 254-8221 or e-mail The website for Anderson MSBL is

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR Dream on - part three

I appreciated Mr. Conover’s response to my letter published July 17 (“Dream On”). He actually answered his own question about why wages of the working class have been “shrinking ever since Reagan.” That’s because Ronald Reagan was the last president to embrace three basic principles: Smaller government. Lower taxes. Personal responsibility. (Sound familiar?) Thank you for your military service, Tim. I also am a patriot who served in the Army (Korea). But I do not belong to the NRA, never joined a union, and do not belong to “a political party run by religious extremists and the NRA.” That’s because I don’t belong to any political party and have no use for organized religion. Both are compromised by inherently flawed human beings. If you and I sat down and talked, I bet we’d find we have more in common than not. This is true for many people with differing political philosophies. The fly in the ointment is not ideologies but politics, the world’s second oldest profession - closely related to the first. I’m in the book, Tim. Look me up. We’ll have a cup of tea together. John Joseph Goshen Township

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ELECTED OFFICIALS Ohio Rep. John Becker - 65th House District

Phone: 614-466-8134 Email: Address: Ohio State Rep. John Becker, 77 S. High St., 12th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215. District: The 65th House District includes Goshen, Miami, Stonelick, Union and Wayne townships, the cities of Milford and Loveland inside Clermont County and the villages of Owensville and Newtonsville.

Ohio Rep. Doug Green - 66th House District

Phone: 614-644-6034 Address: State Rep. Doug Green, 77 S. High St., 12th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215.


Horse show: Humanity at its finest

Have you ever heard of or been to the CTRH Horse Show held in August in Milford? CTRH stands for Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship. It is a nonprofit organization whose sole purpose is to provide recreational and therapeutic horsemanship activities for children and adults with disabilities. Riders have disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, developmental delay and many, many others. It was my privilege to attend last year’s “Richard Thomas Annual Horse Show” on a bright, August Saturday. My friend from high school has been a volunteer at CTRH stables for several years. In that capacity she has assisted children with spine injuries, adults with behavioral anxieties and a multitude of others with various physical and cognitive disabilities. Many of the

riders she assists cannot stand or walk independently, yet, on a horse assisted by trained instructors and volunteers Jan Stetter these people Weis COMMUNITY PRESS are given independence and GUEST COLUMNIST a freedom beyond the restrictions of their wheelchairs and braces. Last year I attended this horse show not quite knowing what to expect. Would there be ribbons? Would there be races? Would mint juleps be served and ladies wearing flamboyant hats meet me at the gate as in the manner of our own Kentucky Derbies? No such fanfare was presented at this horse show. Instead I saw so much more and I was humbled. CTRH riders both young

and old compete in a series of show classes held at several scheduled intervals. Only CTRH riders participate. The riders show what they’ve learned in their CTRH Adaptive Recreational Riding classes and circle the track assisted by volunteers who lead the horses and walk on either side of the rider. Spectators are asked for complete silence in order to keep the horses calm and minimize any undue noise or distraction. If you haven’t had the challenge of living with a person with “different abilities” you may never know the challenges and joys faced by the individuals and their families on a daily basis. Going to the Richard Thomas Annual Horse Show gave me that view for a few brief hours and I was amazed. All day as I looked around at all of the people there, I felt a sense of good-

ness. I felt like I was witnessing the very best that we as people have to share with others. The look of accomplishment, pride, independence and joy in the eyes of the horse riders and their family and friends was gratifying. I am not associated with the Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship Association in any manner other than being a guest of a friend who volunteers there. It was my honor to attend the horse show and I would like to invite you to do the same. This year it will be held on Saturday, Aug. 3. The CTRH stables are located at 1342 U.S. 50, Milford/Miami Township. Call 831-7050 for information. Since the CTRH members come from all over the Tristate area - I invite all to attend. You won’t regret it.

Jan Stetter Weis lives in Western Hills.

Is it right to ‘commemorate’ Morgan’s Raid? Concerts, re-enactments, a road race - are these appropriate ways to observe the 150th anniversary of Morgan’s Raid? Should Ohio have spent $312,000 tax dollars for signs to create the Morgan Heritage Trail? Is it appropriate to celebrate/commemorate an event that terrorized Ohioans, killed eight civilians and cost the state nearly $1 million? These questions are being asked by Ohioans. The raid was certainly a part of Ohio’s Civil War experience. But does it warrant all of this attention? Ohio was critically important to the Union war effort. There were 360,000 men who served; 150plus received the Medal of Honor; there were 100 Ohio generals, among them Grant, Sherman and Sheridan - the Union’s best. Our farms and factories poured out an endless flood of essential products. Ohioans Edwin Stanton (Secretary of War) and Salmon

Chase (Secretary of Treasury) served at important posts in Abraham Lincoln’s cabinet. The president even said Gary Knepp COMMUNITY PRESS he would rather lose a major GUEST COLUMNIST battle than lose the governorship of Ohio in 1863. Shouldn’t we be celebrating Ohio’s pivotal role in saving the Union rather than getting caught up in the hoopla of what was ultimately a failure? I wondered how Georgia was going to portray Sherman’s March to the Sea. Though similar superficially, the “raids” differed greatly in scope, purpose and effect. Sherman’s March was a sanctioned, 60,000-man, 300-milelong, 60-mile-wide operation designed to damage the Confederacy’s war-making ability

and destroy its will to fight. It accomplished its objective by causing $100,000,000 in damage ($1.4 billion in 2010 dollars). By making Georgia howl, Sherman shortened the war. Georgia Historical Society CEO Todd Groce told me the state will be installing two markers - one at each end that will put the March into perspective by telling readers the March’s purpose was to shorten the war and civilian property damage was unintentional. He said this was part of a larger effort to introduce a modern scholarship to a topic long obscured by the myths of the Lost Cause. One of those cherished myths was that Georgia seceded from the Union because of State’s Rights. By quoting the actual words of the state’s Secession Declaration on a new marker, Georgians now know the reason was to preserve slavery.

Other unknown stories such as women’s food riots, Georgia Unionists and captured colored troops being re-enslaved are told on new markers. Georgia is wedding this new perspective with new technology. All of the state’s nearly1,000 road markers are being loaded onto a searchable digital database (, complete with mapping that will allow travelers to personalize their trip itinerary. It also may be accessed by a new smart phone app. Dr. Groce said he hopes their efforts will show Georgians that the war was fought to preserve the Union and destroy slavery and open a public discussion about “vexing questions” such as “state’s rights, power and race” that still “face us in our quest to form a more perfect union.”

Gary Knepp is an attorney from Milford who teaches Civil War history at Clermont College.

CH@TROOM July 24 question After the George Zimmerman acquittal in Florida, Attorney General Eric Holder has said his department will review so-called “stand-your-ground” laws that allow a person who believes they are in danger to use deadly force in self-defense. Do you support “stand-your-ground” laws? Why or why not?

“People, people, do we really want to go here. A person was found innocent by a jury of his peers. George Zimmerman protected himself and the community he was hired to protect. If this right is gone, you will be guilty if an intruder breaks into your (home) and you harm them, you defend yourself at the parking lot when a mugger tries to take your purse, wallet, car or child. Pres. John F. Kennedy stood his ground for America during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Don’t be led by a soft ignorant politician or others that are in office who are scared to stand up to the world much less what is right. We would not be America if the colonists didn’t stand up to England, or France. God bless America, let’s keep it,




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NEXT QUESTION Should school districts adopt a policy to allow trained and qualified principals and other school officials to carry loaded handguns in schools like the Edgewood school district? Why or why not? Every week The Community Press asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line.

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“Stand-your-ground laws are very dangerous in a society that refuses to enact common sense restrictions concerning gun safety. This situation creates a perfect storm of untrained, inexperienced gun owners who believe they are entitled to use deadly force against the mere perception of a threat. Add to the mix the paranoid who feel the need to always be armed and the foolish who equate being armed to being law enforcement and the result can only be tragic. Until these laws are

more strictly defined, “Stand your Ground” becomes “Run or Get a Bigger Gun.” K.M.

“I do not support stand your ground laws and don’t believe in using guns. If Zimmerman had stayed in his car or not been armed Trayvon Martin would not have gotten shot that night. “Stopping profiling of nonwhite citizens by police and vigilantes/neighborhood-watch clowns is the more important matter here. President Obama was exactly right to make his statement the day before the peaceful demonstrations last Friday. A lot of prejudiced people are not capable of admitting how right Obama was in doing that last week. The bigots who kept asking to see Obama’s birth certificate were engaging in profiling, too.” TRog

“Eric Holder should have been replaced some time ago. For him to continue to debase the law(s) of the land and the Constitution and now measure American’s as they defend home, community and property,

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is typical of our current city/ state/county/fed/media intrusion into the daily lives of ‘common men.’ “A jury was selected. They were legally bound to find this man one way or the other ... that’s how it works. Everyone go home, including Mr. Holder.” K.P.

“I don’t support ‘stand-yourground’ if it means someone has to die. I’m not sure whether Ohio has this law, but I don’t think so. “I don’t believe in people having guns, so I could never support private citizens cruising neighborhoods looking for trouble with a gun in their pocket.” E.E.C.

“I stopped listening to the news about this case when I learned that the police department told George Zimmerman to go home and leave the policing to them. Florida wants to reinvent law. Let them try, and let us all avoid going there until they get it figured out.”

Community Journal Editor Theresa L. Herron, 248-7128 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.






Sisters Halle, 13, and Macy Brown, 10, wash their pigs at the Clermont County Fair Monday, July 22. They are students at Clermont Northeastern and members of the Prime Producers 4-H Club.THERESA L. HERRON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


Betty Howell of Batavia Township spent time in the Floral Hall while a heavy rain fell outside at the Clermont County Fair Tuesday, July 23. For more photos from the fair, visit county.THERESA L. HERRON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Jaden Stahl, 5, of Fayetteville does some high flying at the Clermont County Fair Wednesday, July 24. THERESA L. HERRON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Hunter, left, 5, and Jaxon, 4, Wright of Bethel enjoy the rides at the Clermont County Fair Wednesday, July 24. They are the children of Suzanna and Kyle Wright. For more photos from the fair, visit L. HERRON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Mike Geis of Eastgate belts out a country tune during the Clermont County Fair Karaoke Contest Wednesday, July 24.

Arielle Swearingen, 11, shows off one of her goats to Payton Johnson, 11, and Caleb Johnson, 5, of Milford. They are the children of Melinda and Buddy Johnson. Swearingen is a member of the Country Kids 4-H Club and she lives in Williamsburg. THERESA L. HERRON/THE



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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, AUG. 1 Civic Clermont County Genealogical Society Picnic, 6 p.m., Ohio Township Hall, Mount Pisgah Road, Across road from hall. Alex Whitt-Covalcine discusses the French and Indian War. Bring covered dish. Presented by Clermont County Genealogical Society. 723-3423; New Richmond.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, 5767 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road, Fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga and kickboxing. $38 per month. Presented by Jazzercise Milford. 476-7522; Milford. Senior Yoga, 12:30-1:15 p.m., Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support offered to safely perform variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Call for price. 478-6783. Miami Township. SilverSneakers, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Crossings of Amelia, 58 Amelia Olive Branch Road, Move to music through variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. For seniors. Call for pricing. Presented by SilverSneakers Flex. 478-6783. Amelia. SilverSneakers, 1:30-2:30 p.m., O’Bannon Terrace, 6716 Ohio 132, Move to music through variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Call for pricing. Presented by SilverSneakers Flex. 478-6783. Goshen.

Literary - Book Clubs Thursday Afternoon Book Club, 1:30-2:30 p.m., MilfordMiami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, Titles available in regular and large print for checkout at library. Free. 2480700. Milford.

Music - Blues Sonny’s Solo Blues, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, 697-9705; Loveland.

Nature Creature Feature, 11 a.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, A naturalist brings a live animal to Parky’s Wetland Adventure while the little ones are enjoying the wet playground. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Great Parks of Hamilton County. 521-7275; Anderson Township. Free Firsts Appreciation Days, 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Residents can enjoy any park without the need for a motor vehicle permit, while enjoying a host of other free and discounted activities. Dress for weather. Family friendly. Free, no vehicle permit required. Presented by Great Parks of Hamilton County. 521-7275; Symmes Township.

Recreation Jeep and Truck Night, 6-9 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, 590 Chamber Drive, Parking lot. For trucks, Jeeps or off-road vehicles. Free. 831-5823; Milford.

FRIDAY, AUG. 2 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 dinner. Includes coleslaw and French fries. Carryout available. $5.50 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 5752102. Milford. TGI Friday Night Grill-Outs, 6-11 p.m., American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Food, music and entertainment. Burgers, brats, metts, hot dogs, side dishes and cash bar. Price varies. Split-the-pot available. 831-9876; Milford. Friday Night Grillouts, 5-8

p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Katie Pritchard. Items available a la carte. Presented by Great Parks of Hamilton County. 521-7275, ext. 285; Symmes Township.

Mustangs. 831-5823; Milford.

Summer Camps - Arts Clay Works Youth Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-noon, Whistle Stop Clay Works, 119 Harrison St., Clay and the Natural World. Daily through Aug. 9. Learn the art and craft of clay while having fun and exploring creativity. Classes are small, with maximum of 12 students per class. Students receive group and individual instruction at their own level. Ages 7-13. $165. Registration required. 683-2529; Loveland.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. SilverSneakers Yoga Stretch, 9-10 a.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 Flex. 478-6783. Union Township. SilverSneakers Flex, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Summerside Woods, 5484 Summerside Road, Move to music through variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. For seniors. Call for pricing. Presented by SilverSneakers Flex. 478-6783. Summerside.

Nature CNC Astronomy Club, 8 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Bring telescopes if you have them. Ages 12 and up. Members free; nonmembers free with daily admission. 8311711; Union Township. Sky Watch, 10-11 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Long Branch Farm and Trails, 6926 Gaynor Road, Observe Perseid meteor shower. Camping available for those who want to observe late into night or early morning. Telescopes provided. Bring snacks and drinks. Rain date: Aug. 9. For ages 12 and up. $5. Registration required. 8311711; Goshen Township.

On Stage - Theater Murder Mystery Dinner: Crime and Pun-ishment, 7 p.m., American Legion Post 318, 6660 Clough Road, Includes multi-course meal. Adult beverages available. $60, $45 with mention of this listing. 888-6432583; Cincinnati. Anderson Township.

Support Groups Alzheimer’s Support Group, 1:30-2:30 p.m., New England Club, 8135 Beechmont Ave., Caregivers learn techniques to respond to challenging behaviors such as aggression, agitation, repetition and more. Free. Presented by Superior Care Plus. Through Nov. 1. 231-1060; Anderson Township.

SATURDAY, AUG. 3 Benefits Festival of Hope, 2-9 p.m., Clermont County Fairgrounds, 1000 Locust St., Dinner available at Blue Ribbon Cafe. Van Dells show available at Multi Purpose Building. Quarter auction, silent auction used book sale. Benefits Hospice of Hope of Ohio Valley. Free parking. Dinner: $10. Show: $20. Reservations recommended. Presented by District 22 Association, Order of the Eastern Star. 625-2230. Owensville.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford.

Farmers Market Batavia Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Batavia Farmers Market, Main and Depot streets, Homegrown produce for sale. Free admission. Presented by Batavia Community Development Assoc. 876-2418. Batavia.

Festivals Party in the Lot: Community Appreciation Day, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., WesBanco Bank Cherry Grove, 8620 Beechmont Ave., Rain or shine. Refreshments, local business booths, Anderson

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Mary Ann Haverkamp of Amelia and Beulah Watson of Aberdeen look at the stitching on one of the quilts on display at the 2012 Festival of Hope. The 2013 Festival of Hope will be held 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Clermont County Fairgrounds, 1000 Locust St. in Owensville. Proceeds benefit the Hospice of Hope of the Ohio Valley. The event is sponsored by District 22, Order of the Eastern Star, of Clermont and Brown counties. Dinner is available at the Blue Ribbon Cafe. The Van Dells will perform in the air conditioned Multi Purpose Building. There will be a quarter auction, silent auction and used book sale. Free parking is available. Dinner is $10. Show is $20. Reservations recommended. Call 625-2230 for more information.AMANDA DAVIDSON/STAFF Township Fire and EMS vehicles, Community Child Safe ID Program by Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Oldies 103.5 WGRR, children’s games, face painting, raffle, prizes and more. Free. 474-4977. Anderson Township.

Music - Oldies Elvis, 7-8 p.m., Great Scott Diner, 106 E. Main St., Each week, Jo-El or Jason Griffin take stage as Elvis. Free. Through Jan. 4. 943-4637; Amelia.

Nature Butterfly Beauties, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Free-flying butterflies in the atrium and various displays highlighting the insect’s life cycle, plus ongoing scavenger hunts, crafts and naturalist-led tours in the atrium. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Great Parks of Hamilton County. 521-7275; Anderson Township. Harvestman Hike, 7-9 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Resident harvestman enthusiast Jonathan Swiger shares his passion for these Opiliones. Learn what makes them unique and interesting to study. For families and ages 6 and older. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township. Caterpillar Crawl, 10 a.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Take a closer look at who is hiding under the leaves in the butterfly garden. Go in search of hungry caterpillars to identify who’s who. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Great Parks of Hamilton County. 521-7275; Anderson Township. Butterfly Release, 11 a.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Release your own butterfly to help kick off the Butterfly Beauties event. Butterflies handed out on a first-come, first-served basis. $2 per butterfly, payable at the door. Presented by Great Parks of Hamilton County. 521-7275; Anderson Township. Butterfly Bonanza Open House, 1-5 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Celebrate the opening weekend of the butterfly exhibit by exploring all things butterfly related, including crafts, activities and tours of the exhibit. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Great Parks of Hamilton County. 521-7275; Anderson Township.

Pets Puppy Social, 10-11 a.m., All Creatures Animal Hospital, 1894 Ohio Pike, Puppies socialize with other pups under supervision of professional trainers at indoor facility. Free. 797-7397; Amelia. Pet Adoptions, 1-4 p.m., Peppermint Pig, 8255 Beechmont Ave., Cats and dogs available for

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Shopping Mega Yard Sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Day Heights Fire Department Building, 1313 Ohio 131, Clothes for all ages, games, knick-knacks and other household items. Rain or shine. Booths inside and out. Free parking. Hot dogs and refreshments available. Free admission. Presented by Day Heights Fire Department. 7220667. Milford.

SUNDAY, AUG. 4 Historic Sites Miller-Leuser Log House, 1-4 p.m., Miller-Leuser Log House, 6550 Clough Pike, Tour of 1796 historic log house furnished with 18th and 19th century antiques, the barn, outhouse and corn crib. The oldest log cabin in Hamilton County remaining on its original site. Members of the Historical Society will be on hand to show you around and answer any questions. Appointments available. Closed November-May. Free. Presented by Anderson Township Historical Society. 231-2114; Anderson Township.

Nature Butterfly Beauties, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Woodland Mound, Free, vehicle permit required. 5217275; Anderson Township. Outdoor Social, 1-3 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Nature PlayScape. Treat and search for summer critters. For ages 12 and under with adult. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711; Union Township. Butterfly Bonanza Open House, 1-5 p.m., Woodland Mound, Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Anderson Township.

Recreation Car Cruise In, 4-8 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, 590 Chamber Drive, For old, restored, high performance or car with a story. Free. 831-5823; Milford.

MONDAY, AUG. 5 Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, 135 N. Union St., Zumba fitness and

Zumba Gold classes. $5. Presented by Kimberley “KC” Coniglio. 240-5180; Bethel. SilverSneakers, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Crossings of Amelia, Call for pricing. 478-6783. Amelia. SilverSneakers Flex, 2-2:45 p.m., Bethel Woods Elderly Complex, 610 Easter Road, Move your whole body through complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support offered to safely perform variety of seated and standing postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. For seniors. Call for pricing. Presented by SilverSneakers Flex. 478-783. Bethel.

Literary - Book Clubs The Constant Readers Book Discussion, 6 p.m., Union Township Branch Library, 4450 Glen Este-Withamsville Road, Copies of selection available at library. Ages 18 and up. Free. 528-1744. Union Township.

Literary - Libraries River City Writer’s Group, 6-7:30 p.m., New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd., Participants freely share their writing endeavors, generate ideas, hone their craft and network with fellow writers in area. Free. 553-0570. New Richmond.

Music - Cabaret Sinatra Night, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Tong’s Thai Restaurant, 1055 Main St., With Matt Snow, “The Cincinnati Sinatra.” Doors open 4:30 p.m. Free. 248-2999. Milford.

Nature Butterfly Beauties, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Woodland Mound, Free, vehicle permit required. 5217275; Anderson Township. Mindfulness in Nature, 5:306:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Share favorite techniques/resources and practice being mindful outdoors. Ages 18 and up. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711; Union Township.

Recreation St. Joseph Golf Classic, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Vineyard Golf Course, 600 Nordyke Road, Includes play, cart, gift bag, lunch, dinner and drinks. Benefits St. Joseph Home of Cincinnati. $200. Registration recommended. Presented by St. Joseph Home of Cincinnati. 563-2520, ext. 127; Pierce Township. Street Customs Night Cruise In, 6-9 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, 590 Chamber Drive, Parking lot. For imports, custom vehicles, rat rods, cruisers, high performance, Corvettes or

Soccer Unlimited Camps, 1-4 p.m., Batavia Soccer Complex, 2487 Bauer Road, Through Aug. 9. Soccer Unlimited & Jack Hermans organize camps and clinics to improve/maintain your soccer talents by playing serious, training with intensity, and keeping the element of “FUN” involved at all times. $79. Presented by Soccer Unlimited. 232-7916. Batavia.

TUESDAY, AUG. 6 Exercise Classes SilverSneakers, 11-11:45 a.m., O’Bannon Terrace, Call for pricing. 478-6783. Goshen.

Farmers Market Loveland Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Loveland Station, W. Loveland Avenue, E. Broadway and Second streets, Parking lot. Featuring 32 vendors from area offering vegetables, fruits, meat, eggs, bread, pizza, pastries, cookies, syrup, lavender products, soaps, lotions, gourmet frozen pops, gelato, herbs, alpaca products, hummus, honey, coffee, olive oil and cheese. Free. Presented by Loveland Farmers Market. 683-0150; Loveland.

Nature Butterfly Beauties, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Woodland Mound, Free, vehicle permit required. 5217275; Anderson Township.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 7 Art & Craft Classes Knitting, Crochet and Needlecraft Class, 7-8:30 p.m., Milford Heights Church of Christ, 1646 Ohio 28, Basic handwork techniques and fresh ideas in knitting, crochet and other handicrafts along with short devotional time. Free. 575-1874. Milford.

Bars/Clubs Bike Night, 6 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, 590 Chamber Drive, Portion of parking lot reserved for motorcycles only. Cars welcome. Includes music. Beer, vendors and food served in parking lot. Benefits weekly local charity. Free. 831-5823; Milford.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5. 240-5180; Bethel.

Literary - Book Clubs First Wednesday Book Discussion, 2-3:30 p.m., Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St., Copies of book available to be checked out. Free. 752-5580. Amelia.

Music - Acoustic Kevin Fox, 7-10 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Free. 324-7643. Loveland.

Nature Volunteer Exploration Session, 10-11 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Visitor Center. Discover many volunteer opportunities available. Ages 18 and up. Free. 831-1711, ext. 128; Union Township. Herpetology Program, 7-8 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Hobbyists, breeders and keepers of reptiles and amphibians join for monthly meeting. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Herpetological Society. 831-1711. Union Township.


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Cherry bounce is heirloom classic

I couldn’t resist buying an extra pound of dark cherries from the grocery. Not to eat out of hand or put into fruit salads, but to make cherry bounce. It’s an old fashioned liqueur with true heirloom status. Rita I beHeikenfeld lieve the RITA’S KITCHEN Shakers used to make something like cherry bounce and used it as a medicinal for sore throats, etc. The recipe is a hand-written one from my friend Ann Rudloff, a Kentucky reader. Her mom, Mary, made it every year. Mary said it would cure just about anything. She’s in heaven now and is probably still brewing up batches! I’ve known friends to use it as an after dinner cordial and to spoon the cherries from the bottom of the bottle onto ice cream or cake.

Classic cherry bounce

1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, minced or 1 teaspoon dried

Mary used to use sugar string candy, several pieces, for the sugar. I can’t always find that so I use regular sugar. 1 pound dark cherries stemmed but not pitted. 2 cups sugar 1 bottle bourbon whiskey

Put cherries in glass jar. Pour sugar and whiskey over. Put lid on. Shake each day until sugar dissolves. Here’s the kicker, though. Wait about 4-6 months before drinking. I keep mine in my pie safe. Great as a holiday gift. Be sure and put on the label that the cherries have pits.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

I’m substituting raw honey for the sugar in one of my batches. I’ll let you know how it turns out.

Summer muffaletta with olive dressing

A bit messy to eat, but oh so good! Tomatoes, red onions and lettuce from the garden make

A summer muffaletta with olive dressing is a bit messy, but it is good tasting.THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

this a favorite summer sandwich. One loaf Italian or favorite bread, sliced into two horizontally. You can use the round or long loaf. Filling:

Dressing: Go to taste on this. If you don’t like black olives, use green olives. You may wind up with dressing left over. It makes a nice spread for wraps.

⁄2 pound each: Havarti or provolone cheese and ham 1 ⁄4 pound salami Tomato slices Red onion rings Leaf lettuce



⁄2 cup finely chopped black olives 2 ⁄3 cup olive oil 1 ⁄3 cup red wine vinegar Minced onion to taste (start with 1 tablespoon) Palmful fresh basil, chopped

Pepper to taste Whisk together dressing ingredients. Set aside. Hollow out bottom loaf, leaving 1⁄2 thick sides. Hollow out top loaf, but leave sides a bit thicker. Spread dressing on inside of top and bottom loaves. Set top aside. Start layering meats, cheese, vegetables and lettuce, brushing each layer with dressing, until you run out of filling. Press each layer down as you go. Press top onto sandwich and wrap and chill for at least 1 hour or up to 8 hours. Cut into big wedges to serve.

Can you help?

Perpetual bread “starter.” For Nanci P. who said she was watching Paula Deen’s show and a person brought with her a starter that she had had for 42 years. “She added a bit to her cinnamon yeast rolls, but she said you can add to any bread, muffin, etc.

How would I create my own starter and are they difficult to feed, keep temperature proper, and any other criteria?” Nanci told me this is not a sourdough starter, and I’m thinking it’s something like my friendship bread starter, which can be kept for eons as long as it’s kept fed. It can also be frozen. Does anybody have a starter similar to what Nanci wants? Greyhound Grille’s pasta Gabrielle. Kentucky reader Mary Ann B. would love to know how to make this or something similar. Update on 7-Up cake. Thanks to all who sent in this recipe for Tom W. I am paring through them and will share one soon. Readers sent in both from scratch recipes and ones that start with a cake mix. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

Milford business wins national award By Roxanna Swift

MILFORD — A home remodeling company in Milford recently received national recognition from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). Contractors Tim Howland and Jason Wise of The Howland Group April 12 received a Contractor of the Year award in the Residential Exterior $100,000 and Over category, during the 2013 NARI Evening of Excellence. They received the award for remodeling work on a house on Edwards Road in Hyde Park. “It’s kind of a feather in your cap,” Howland said. “It validates what we do on a regular basis.” The Howland Group has been in Milford six of the eight years the company has been in business, he said. Wise said he and Howland have been partners for about four years. Their company is one of thousands of renovat-

Tim Howland, left, and Jason Wise April 12 received a Contractor of the Year Award from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. THANKS TO AMT PHOTOS, INC.

ing companies across the country, Howland said. He and Wise are proud of their work and were happy just to receive the regional award that placed them in the running for the national award. Their approach is what sets them apart from other contractors, Wise said. Criteria for the award include aesthetic aspects as well as relationships built with homeowners and how the contractor develops the project to meet homeowners’ expecta-

tions. “Everyone wants to get the job done,” he said. “We want to get the job done the way the homeowner wants.” He and Howland take time to find out homeown-

ers’ expectations and work to meet their budgets, he said. While they have enough employees to get the work done, they are intimately involved in their projects, building relationships with customers and making themselves available so changes need to be made, when necessary. It was “very gratifying” and “cool” to be recognized for doing what he loves to do, he said. “Here are two guys who constantly fight to do the right thing every day, to not cut corners, to not rip people off ...and sustain an income for our families,” Howland said. “It (the award) kind of makes it all worth it in the end.” CE-0000563281

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Door-to-door sales have three days to cancel

When you buy something from a door-to-door salesman you have three days in which to cancel. However, one area woman says she had a hard time trying to cancel a purchase made by her mother and her experience serves as a lesson for us all. Renee Gruseck, of Price Hill, says a door-todoor salesman sold her mother a new vacuum cleaner. The problem is she didn’t need a new vacuum cleaner. “I came in and took a look at the sweeper and the contract

and got on the phone with company,” she said. The distributor of the vacuum Howard cleaner Ain had sold HEY HOWARD! the unit with lots of attachments. So she had her mother sign to cancel the deal and then called the company to explain about her mother’s mild cognitive impairment. “I explained to them

that there was an impairment and that they’d be best served discussing it with me. My concern was if she cancels it they would try to resell the sweeper to her,” Gruseck said. Nevertheless, when the company returned to pick up the vacuum cleaner and return her mother’s sweeper, her mother signed a new contract to buy the vacuum cleaner again. Gruseck said all she wants to do is return the entire vacuum cleaner and get back her moth-

er’s sweeper. But at this point, she was having a hard time dealing with the company. “I had an appointment scheduled with one of their employees a week ago at 8:30 in the evening and they didn’t show up,” she said. “There are other methods of sweeping and cleaning your floor that doesn’t require a $1,500 sweeper,” Gruseck said. Actually, when you include the 25 percent interest rate in the three-year payment contract she signed, the total cost of the sweeper

comes to more than $2,100. “She could afford the sweeper, but it was a matter that she didn’t need a sweeper. She had a sweeper. She has her carpets professionally cleaned so there’s no need for her to have that sweeper,” Gruseck said. Finally, the company scheduled another pickup and this time Gruseck took off from work so she could be there. As a result, she was able to return the unit and get back her mother’s vacuum — along with

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Ruth Ann baked cakes and pies for Clermont County Fair Howdy folks, It has been seven weeks since my surgery. I am doing good. I can do some of the mowing and that is good. I started cardiac rehab last week and the exercise is good. They have three young ladies that work there and do an excellent job with each person. After the exercise class last Wednesday, we went to the Batavia Township Park. We were supposed to have a picnic in one of the shelter houses. Since it was so hot, we went into the building in the air conditioning for a P.E.R.I. meeting. Ruth Ann and I put the Pomona Grange booth in at the fair Friday. We were to attend a meeting in Washington Court House on Saturday for the Lions Club Zone Chairmen, which we are going to do this year for our friend Clark Van Syock, who is the District Governor for District 13-H. The other day Ruth Ann said to me come here. She was looking out the back screen door. There were two little rabbits playing. One would jump then the other one would jump. This went on for several minutes. We enjoyed watching them. It made me think

about time several years ago. I was rabbit hunting with a friend who had a little beagle dog George named Rooks Snoopy. OLE FISHERMAN Snoopy jumped a rabbit. It would run a while then it would stop watching the dog. Then the rabbit would run some more. This went on for a while then finally the rabbit went into a groundhog hole. Snoopy stood there barking some, then came back to me. My friend asked, “Could you have shot the rabbit?” I said, “Yes, but I was enjoying watching them too much.” Sunday we went to church and a lady there gave me some cards. They had attended a fair in Indiana where the fair was mostly for the 4-H kids and their projects. One of the cards was a legend about the Monarch Butterflies. In the Eastern North America, they have one of the largest migrations of many species. These flights can last for thousands of miles from Canada to Central Mexico. That is remarkable. We have seen more butterflies this year than usual. Have you stopped and

looked at a butterfly and all the different colors? The good Lord sure knew how to color one of his creatures, don’t you think? The Clermont County Fair will be selling the cakes this evening. Ruth Ann made two cakes. One was a blackberry jam, the other an apple. We took them in Tuesday morning. Thursday, she plans to make and take in two pies. One will be a lemon meringue. The other one she is not sure yet. Then they will be auctioned that evening. This year I will have no vegetables in the fair, as I have not been able to take care of the garden. But hopefully next year things will be better. The other evening we got a call from Mrs. Kelch. They had boxes of fabric that she had used making tops for her niece who had passed away. She had worked at the Veterans Home. Mrs. Kelch didn’t need this fabric so she thought Monroe Grange could use it to make the pillowcases for the cancer patients at Children’s Hospital for the Conn-Kerr project. This will be used this winter on a sewing day. Thanks, Mary. She said that the ladies of the Rambler Center in Russellville who knit and crochet are in need of

donations of yarn to make hats and scarves for the homeless through the City Gospel Mission, also the victims of domestic violence here in Clermont County. If you can help them with donations of yarn, give Mary a call at 734-2501. These ladies do so much for the needy. They have a craft show there at the center the first Saturday of November. We will be there with our wood crafts, the Good Lord willing. Now a correction from last week, Ruth Ann forgot to tell what kind of vinegar to use on the Bread and Butter Pickles. Use regular apple cider vinegar. The Lime Pickles uses the white vinegar. Start your week by going to the house of worship of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God bless all. More later.

BUSINESS NOTES Milford business owner earns national honor

Milford business owner Tim Vasconcellos was honored for outstanding business performance at the Home Instead Senior Care® network’s annual international convention held in Omaha, Nebraska. The Home Instead Senior Care network is the world’s leading provider of non-medical inhome care and companionship to older adults with offices worldwide. Vasconcellos is being recognized with a Presidential I and a Cornerstone V award at the April 24 to April 27 event. The awards are presented for superior sales and service satisfaction. “I am pleased to be honored for serving Clermont County’s older adults who represent such an important legacy to our community,”

Vasconcellos said. “We share this honor with our dedicated staff and CAREGiversSM and thank them for their tireless service.”

Martin honored by Tastefully Simple

Tastefully Simple consultant Beth Martin of Milford recently earned the company’s national Top Monthly Sponsor award. Martin added four consultants to her Tastefully Simple team during April to receive this award, sponsoring the highest number of new consultants from among all consultants across the country. “This award recognizes Beth’s commitment to growing her business and offering an amazing opportunity for others to achieve their dreams,” said Jill Blashack Strahan, Tastefully Simple founder and CEO.

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BUILDING PERMITS The following Storage unit(s) from Stronghold of Eastgate will be sold at public auction by Don Bates Auctioneers, at 758 Old State Route 74, Cincinnati Ohio 45245 on Saturday, August 3rd, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. and will continue until all units are sold. The unit numbers, names and last known addresses are as follows: Unit #53 and 139, Nicole Donohoo, 4502 Eva Lane. Cincinnati, OH Unit #182, 45103; Andrew Kendrick, 3A Cedar Court, Lebanon, OH 45036; Unit #364, William DavenQueens 117 port, Road, Milford, OH Unit #314, 45150; James Cress, 2755 State Route 132 Lot 202, New Richmond, Unit 45157; OH #228, Melissa Amato, 803 Diane Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45245. 1001771600 LEGAL NOTICE In accordance with the provisions of State Law, there being due and unpaid charges for which the undersigned is entian satisfy to tled owner and/or manager’s lien of the goods hereinafter described and stored at the Uncle Bob’s Self Storage location(s) listed below. A nd due notice having been given, to the owner of said properand all parties ty known to claim ann 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 bidders or disposed otherwise of on Monday, Au19, 2013, gust 3:00PM. 1105 Old State Rt. 74, Batavia, OH 45103 (513)7528110 Valencia Smalley 34 Lucy Run Rd Apt 1, Amelia, OH 45102 goods, Household Furniture, Boxes, Appliances, TV’s or Stereo Equip. Athena Smith 5330 Bucktown Rd OH Williamsburg, Household 45176 Furniture, Goods, Appliances, Boxes, Stereo or TV’s Equip., Toys Megan Jesus 1520 Thomaston Dr Amelia, OH 45102 Goods, Household Furniture, Boxes Lisa L. Maupin 298 Forest Ave. Batavia, OH 45103 Goods, Household Boxes, Furniture, Sporting Goods, Apor TV’s pliances, Stereo Equip. Office Furniture, Landscap ing Equip. Mike Kessen 44420 Fox Chase Batavia, OH 45103 Household Goods, Furniture, Tools Nicole Roszell 236 Lyness Ave #161 Harrison, Ohio 45030 Household Goods, Furniture, Boxes Carmen Pullens 4479 Spruce Creek Dr. Apt. 7 Batavia, OH 45103 Household Goods, Boxes, Sportkids Goods, ing motorycyle Ian Miller 3346 Evanston Ave. 45207 OH Cinti, Household Goods, Furniture, Boxes, Appliances, TV’s or Stereo Equip., Office Furniture Tiffonie Cravens 4441 Kitty Lane Batavia, OH 45103 Goods, Household Furniture, Boxes Dawn Hatfield 3893 Bennett Rd Apt. 5 Cincinnati, OH 45245 Appliances, Boxes, TV’s or Stereo Equip. Charles Fribourg 306 Sweetbriar Dr Batavia, OH 45103 Household Goods, Furniture, Boxes, Appliances, TV’s or Stereo Equip. 1899


David Ruffner, Loveland, HVAC, 1384 Fay Road, Goshen Township. Recker & Boerger, Cincinnati, 6691 Susan Drive, Goshen Township. People Working Cooperatively, Cincinnati, HVAC, 1492 Woodville Pike, Goshen Township; miscellaneous work, 707 Ohio 28, Milford City. Gary Hurst, Goshen, miscellaneous work, 6915 Goshen Road, Goshen Township. W & W Construction, Blanchester, miscellaneous work, 1924 Stumpy Lane, Goshen Township. Jerry Grant, Goshen, miscellaneous work, 6993 Goshen Road, Goshen Township. Ramsey Contracting, Mason, addition, 12020 Wintercrest, Miami Township, $70,000. Bowlin Group, Walton, KY, alter, 738 Evergreen Place, Miami Township; alter, 1225 Colonel Clopp Court; alter, 5826 Ashby Court. Ann Manharth, Milford, HVAC, 5457 Garrett, Miami Township. Joseph Horney, Loveland, HVAC, 873 Miamiridge, Miami Township. Larry Dunaway, Loveland, HVAC, 1525 Georgetown Road, Miami Township. Neal’s Construction, Cincinnati, alter, 1425 Miami Lake Drive, Miami Township, $38,700. C. Butler, Batavia, alter, 1136 Valley Forge, Miami Township, $16,000. My Dirt Works, Midland, alter, 337 Wiltsee, Miami Township. Denny’s Electric, Milford, alter, 5765 Deb Ranal Court, Miami Township. Recker & Boerger, Cincinnati, HVAC, 6113 Weber Oaks, Miami Township. National Heat & Air, Cincinnati, HVAC, 10 Commons Drive, Miami Township. Maronda Homes of Cincinnati, new, 5624 Whittmer Meadows, Miami Township, $172,000. Trebor Electrical Contractors, Loveland, alter, 6036 Ohio 727, Wayne Township. Howerton Construction, Loveland, demolition, 6003 Newtonsville Hutchinson Road, Wayne Township; demolition, 6800 Ohio 727, Wayne Township.

POLICE REPORTS MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Lisa Williamson, 30, 3120 Myrtle Drive, child endangerment, driving under influence, July 10. Patricia Parks, 26, lka 314 N. 7th St., drug instruments, July 13. Dannie T. Smith, 27, 439 McGregor No. 2, marijuana possession, paraphernalia, July 12. Mitchell Craft, 18, 6560 Michael Drive, underage consumption, July 13. Juvenile, 17, underage consumption, July 13. Noah Best, 18, 16 Valley View, underage consumption, July 14.

Incidents/investigations Burglary Window fan taken at 430 Walnut Grove, July 9. Money taken; $1,000 at 317 Elmcrest, July 10. Criminal damage Generator and shed damaged at 6605 Paxton Guines Pike, July 13. Criminal mischief Wires cut on outside lights at 6050 Jerry Lee Drive, July 9. Disorderly conduct At 969 Ohio 28 No. 15, July 9. Forgery Bad check issued to Mount Repose Mini Mart; $1,376.27 at Ohio 28, July 9. Menacing Male was threatened at 546 Wards Corner, July 15. Misuse of credit card Male stated card used with no authorization at 4162 Roundbottom Road, July 15. Theft ATV taken at 40 Buckeye Court, July 9. Laptop taken from desk at International Paper; $800 at Tri-Ridge Blvd., July 10. Medication taken at 14 Meadow Drive No. 6, July 10. Personal papers taken from vehicle at 1068 Ohio 28, July 11. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $52 at Wolfpen Pleasant Hill Road, July 11. I-phone, etc. taken from vehicle; $485 at 8 Meadows Drive, July 11. Backpack taken from tent at

PUBLIC NOTICE TO LOW INCOME RENTERS The CLERMONT METROPOLITAN HOUSING AUTHORITY will be accepting applications for the SECTION 8 (HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER) waiting list starting AUGUST 1, 2013 AT 12:00 NOON . The list will remain open until full. Applicants may fill out a pre-application online at the Authority’s website Applications are only available online and will not be accepted at the Authority’s administrative offices. Pre-Applications must be properly completed and will only be accepted if the family composition and income are within HUD guidelines. Questions…please phone 513-732-6010. Equal Opportunity Employer Equal Housing Opportunity

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Journal North/Milford-Miami Advertiser publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department, call: » Miami Township, Chief Steven Bailey, 248-3721 » Goshen Township, Chief Ray Snyder, 722-3200 » Milford, Chief Jamey Mills, 248-5084 » Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, 732-7500 Camp Fielander; $350 at Ibold Road, July 11. Lawnmower taken; $200 at 6064 Donna Jay, July 11. Necklaces taken $2.500 at 6566 Windfield, July 11. Cavitat pump taken at 847 Wards Corner, July 13. Hat taken from Meijer; $15 at Ohio 28, July 12. Cellphone taken; $800 at 6519 Arborcrest, July 12. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $19 at Ohio 28, July 12. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $57 at Branch Hill Guinea Pike, July 14. Tractor taken; $18,000 at 6339 Branch Hill Miamiville, July 15. Unauthorized use 1997 Ford taken at 6016 Ring Lane, July 14. Violation of protection order Female reported offense at 6609 Paxton Guinea, July 15.

MILFORD Arrests/citations Nicholas E. Tuke, 20, 1507 Stonelick Woods, contempt of court, July 18. Joshua Weisbrodt, 30, 4206 Christopher Court, contempt of court, July 18. Franklin J. Lucas, 37, 1432 Ohio 133, warrant, July 19. Penny Segrist, 39, 191 Lakeshore Court, theft, July 19. Antonio V. Collins-Bennett, 18, 5610 Garden Hills, criminal trespass, July 19. Johnathan H. Pruitt, 34, 25 Robbie Ridge, drug possession, paraphernalia, July 20. Thomas Carlier, 28, 4548 Ohio 50, contempt of court, July 20. Timothy M. Bray, 47, 531 Dot St., obstructing official business, marijuana possession, July 20. Tammy L. Bray, 45, 531 Dot St., obstructing justice, drugs possession, paraphernalia, July 20. Juvenile, 16, driving under influence, July 21. Jacob A. Dunavent, 22, 3025 Abbey Lane, criminal trespass, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, July 21.

Incidents/investigations Burglary Unlisted items taken at 1933 Oakbrook Place, July 20. Criminal trespass At 1934 Oakbrook Place, July 19.

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS The City of Milford will accept sealed bids for: PIPELINE RECONSTRUCTION CONTRACT NO. S-2013-1 Including all incidental work and appurtenances under Contract No. S-2013-1 as part of the City of Milford Street Improvements. All bids must be properly labeled and received at the offices of the City of Milford, 745 Center Street, Suite 200, Milford, Ohio 45150 until 11:00 A.M. Local Time on August 15, 2013 and then publicly opened and read aloud. Work under Contract No. S-2013-1 is generally defined as providing all labor, materials, and equipment for the PVC Expand-in-Place pipeline reconstruction of sanitary sewer lines as directed by the City Engineer. The City expects to award and to proceed with the work under the contract immediately after satisfactory acceptance of the bids, with completion of the total work within 30 calendar days from the date of the Notice to Proceed. The Contract Documents may be examined at the following locations: City of Milford 745 Center Street, Suite 200 Milford, OH 45150

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Disturbance Reported at Crowe & Welch at 1019 Main St., July 17. Domestic dispute At Laurel Avenue, July 20. Theft Female stated credit card used with no authorization at 220 Polk St., July 16. Tools taken at 411 Main St., July 16. DVDs taken from Walmart; $150 at 201 Chamber Drive, July 17. Theft from vehicle at 126 Cash St., July 19. Reported at CVS at 921 Lila Ave., July 19. Gasoline not paid for at Kroger; $57 at Main Street, July 20. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers at 100 Chamber Drive, July 21. Theft reported from vehicle at Walmart at 201 Chamber Drive, July 21. Vandalism Window broken in vehicle at Center Street, July 17.

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Juvenile, 16, underage consumption. Joshwa Sloan, 19, 2244 Woodville Pike, criminal trespass, underage consumption. Eric Robbins, 23, 6801 Clarawill Drive, criminal trespass. Juvenile, 14, domestic violence, underage consumption. Morris Schnicke, 31, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 237, allowing underage consumption. Juvenile, 16, underage consumption. Louis Pappas, 63, 6570 Ohio 48, marijuana possession. Jeremy Bauer, 31, 6555 Goshen Road, child endangerment. Denver Seaman, 43, 6218 Newtonsville, open container.

Incidents/investigations Assault At Ethyl Lynne Lane, July 8. At 6952 Goshen Road, July 12. Breaking and entering At 139 Garden Drive, July 9. At 6692 Goshen Road, July 9. Criminal damage At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 27, July 11. At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 153G, July 12. Criminal trespass At 1785 Ohio 28, July 12. Disorder At 2336 Cedarville, July 7. At 282 Jonathan Court, July 7. At 91 Park Ave., July 8. At 212 Redbird, July 9. At 1711 Arundel Court, July 9. At 139 Garden Drive, July 10. At 6779 Shiloh, July 11. At 1349 Norma Lane, July 11. At 52 Deerfield, July 11. At 7021 Greenstone, July 11. At 19 Gateway, July 12. At Gateway Drive, July 7.

Dispute At 401 Country Lake, July 10. At 319 Redbird, July 11. Domestic violence At Redbird Drive, July 7. At Ohio 132, July 8. At Country Lake, July 9. Menacing At area of Park & Buddy, July 9. Theft At 52 Deerfield, July 9. At 6862 O’Bannon Bluff, July 9. At 6725 Oakland Road, July 10.

CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests/citations Juvenile, 15, rape - victim < 13 nonforcible, Goshen, July 15. Juvenile, 13, breaking and entering at, Pleasant Plain, June 10. Juvenile, 13, criminal damaging/endangering, Pleasant Plain, June 10. Juvenile, 14, receiving stolen property, Pleasant Plain, July 16. Juvenile, 14, receiving stolen property, Pleasant Plain, July 16. Juvenile, 14, receiving stolen property, Pleasant Plain, July 16. Juvenile, 14, receiving stolen property, Pleasant Plain, July 16. Julie Louise Tolliver, 43, 128 St. Louis Drive, Owensville, driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs at 3790 Ohio 132, Batavia, July 18. Tommy R. Baker, 52, 128 St. Louis Drive, Owensville, obstructing official business at 3790 Ohio 132, Batavia, July 18. Luis Garay Contreras, 38, 4848 Teal Lane, Milford, violate protection order or consent agreement at 2208 Berry Road, Amelia, July 20. Amie Christine Carpenter, 24, 216 Fay Road, Loveland, receiving stolen property at 3434 Ohio 132, Amelia, July 21.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering At 3201 Ernies Drive, Pleasant Plain, June 10. Criminal damaging/endangering At 6475 Taylor Pike, Blanchester, July 19. At 3201 Ernies Drive, Pleasant Plain, June 10. At 3794 Hwy. 50, Fayetteville, July 15. Criminal trespass At 6475 Taylor Pike, Blanchester, July 19. Discharge of firearm on or near prohibited premises At 3729 Lucas Road, Goshen, July 21. Rape - victim < 13 nonforcible At Ohio 133, Goshen, June 3. Receiving stolen property At 3201 Ernies Drive, Pleasant Plain, June 10. Theft At 2535 Hwy. 50, Batavia, July 20. At 2059 Hwy. 50, Batavia, July 16. At 2289 Chesterfield Lane, Batavia, July 3. At 2535 Hwy. 50, Batavia, July 17. Unruly Juvenile Offenses At Newtonsville Road, Goshen, July 20.


Steve Beach A7 3197 Beech Road Bethel, Ohio 45106


Jason Brown B23 3162 Lindale Mt. Holly Road Amelia, Ohio 45102

3. Ben Chaney N494/474 340 S. Union Street Bethel, Ohio 45106 4. Jackie Cornes G216 2098 Weil Road Moscow, Ohio 45153 5. Connie Daniels B13 750 Sandy Grove Road Lumberbridge, NC 28359 6.

Jason Hackney O530/518 118 Southern Trace #8 Cincinnati, Ohio 45255


Megan Hudson R665 1847 Rolling Hills Drive New Richmond, Ohio 45157


Louise Lange M427 2061 SR 125 # 33 Amelia, Ohio 45102



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Address not available, Christopher & Constance Hendy, co-trustees to Mildred Peck, 3.0801 acre, $357,000. 6887 Clubside Drive, Dixie & James Stiegler to Brian & Lori Ellis, 0.4590, $417,000. 2335 Gibbs Road, Brian & Ellen Strotman to Alexander & Colleen Petrovsky, 12.9200, $196,000. 7020 Greenstone Trace, Joanne Dusebout, trustee to Kelly Flannery & Alan Higins, 0.4820, $180,000. 6776 Linton Road, Steven & Lisa White to Christopher Davidson, 12.2100, $384,000. 6900 Long Drive Lane, Deutsch Bank National Trust Co. to Jerry & Jaime Chile, 1.1150, $340,000. 1280 Putters Lane, Pamela & Peter Tamborski to Steven Gumbert & Heidi Nieto, 0.6600, $175,000.


2811 Riggs Lane, Joan Livengood, trustee to Angela Rackley, 5.0000 acre, $350,000. 5393 Ohio 286, Franklin & Peggy Terwilleger, et al. to HSBC Bank USA NA, 4.9500, $50,000.


Address not available, Daryl Cavendish to Carol Breedlove, $84,500. 6521 Arborcrest Road, Nichole Granter to Adam Bradford, 0.6550 acre, $157,000. 5594 Beech Grove Drive, Deanna Ingle to Travis & Cynthia Daniels, 0.5770 acre, $223,900. 1221 Colonel Clopp Court, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Justin & Leah Megerle, 0.5360 acre, $198,000. 1193 Deblin Drive, Martin & Marianne Lang to Matthew Vancamp, 0.4900 acre, $120,000. 5731 East Tall Oaks Drive, Thomas & Bertie McGinnis, et al. to

Federal National Mortgage Assoc., 0.1500 acre, $70,000. 1133 Hayward Circle, David & Kaleen Fearing, et al. to PNC Bank NA, 0.2947 acre, $180,000. 19 1/2 Laurelwood Drive, Peggy Teyssier & Daniel Gregory to Michael & Kimberly Pillman, 5.0010 acre, $189,900. 5700 Longfield Drive, Dayna & Jason Brooks, et al. to JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, 0.1800 acre, $60,000. 5681 Mellie Ave., Reva Rowe & William Hutzel to Paula & Paul Blomer, 0.6200 acre, $180,000. 6326 Paxton Woods Drive, Matthew & Mary Jane Willenbrink to William & Emily Bell, 0.3200 acre, $238,000. 5666 Sally Street, Estate of Janet Kovac to Rodney Carter, 0.6400 acre, $101,500. 6676 Sandy Shores Drive, Peter Guzior to John & Sherri Lennon, 0.6960 acre, $562,500. 5966 Shallow Creek Drive, Richard & Joan Field, et al. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., 1.6700 acre, $190,000. 6083 Weber Oaks Drive, Federal National Mortgage Association to American Homes 4 Rent Properties Five LLC, 0.1650 acre, $133,250. 6100 Weber Oaks Drive, Gloria & Brian Powers to American Homes 4 Rent Properties Five LLC, 0.2060 acre, $186,950. 735 Windfield Drive, Paul & Paula Blomer to Andrew Rice, 1.0840 acre, $185,000. 5639 Wittmer Meadows Drive, NVR Inc. to Charles & Kelly McDonald, 0.3098 acre, $277,967. 1277 Woodville Pike, U. S. Bank Assoc., as trustee to Michael Knechtly, 0.5280 acre, $20,300.


66 Edgecombe Drive, Felicia & Steven Barr to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., 0.1900 acre, $63,334. 250 Logsby Place Unit M, Danette Kelch, et al. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., $66,667. 49 Mound Ave., Christopher Hill to Peggy Teyssier, 0.4360 acre,

$256,000. 275 River's Edge Drive, Kenneth Klekamp Inc. to Consumsan Company LLC, $2,205,000. 23 White Water Way, JoAnn Lyon & Michael Lindsey to Michael & Sally Duffy, $185,000. 151 Logsby Place, Linda Callies & Robert Lawrence to Laura Causby, et al., $102,000. 611 Maple Street, Beverly Jane Ball, successor trustee to Kevin & Laurel Graham, 0.1370 acre, $95,000. 973 Riverside Drive, Nancy Chance Mayes to William & Lisa Seitz, 0.8260 acre, $23,000.


Ohio 131, Gina Burris, et al. to JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, 0.2360 acre, $33,333.34.


223 East Main St., Bank of New York Mellon to Dorothy & John Butcher Jr., 0.2510 acre, $25,000. 199 Hanley Lane, Tom & Lindsay Stutz to Edward Heckie, 1.6300 acre, $187,000. 421 S. Broadway, JLJ Asset Management X LLC to Lavinnie Whitney, 2.5910 acre, $137,500.


2105 Amber Hill Drive, William & Tamalee Dollenmeyer to Eric & Sheila Ross, 2.3690 acre, $275,000. 4964 Ohio 276, Dennis & Sheila Robinson to Tamalee Miller Dollenmeyer, 0.9000 acre, $115,000. U..S Route 50, Marietta Hill to Kevin O'Leary, $8,000.


6392 Marathon Edenton Road, Bank of New York Mellon to Brandon & Tiffany Beamer 3.3160 acre $179,000. Cedarville Road, James Clark to Carrie & Nick Harris, $30,000. 6307 Roudebush Road, HSBC Bank USA NA to Ellis & Michelle Pendergrass, 6.0000 acre, $110,000.





509 Roney Lane Cincinnati Ohio 45244 T: 513.528.3200 E:

Services: Sunday Worship 10:30 AM - Children’s Church Wednesday Worship 7:00 PM - Rangers and Girl’s Ministry Friday 24 hour prayer 6:00 PM RIVER OF LIFE Assembly of God 1793 U.S. 52, Moscow, Ohio 45153 Pastor: Ralph Ollendick Sun. Contemporary Service SS -9:45am, Worship 11:00am Wed.- Informal Biblestudy 7-8pm Come Experience The Presence of the Lord In Our Services

Sunday 8am Holy Eucharist, Rite I 9:15am Christian Formation & Discovery Hour for all ages* 10:30am Choral Eucharist, Rite II*

*Child care for children up to 4 in a staffed nursery from 9-noon


Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115



Services 9:15 am & 10:45 am Nursery provided at all services

Take I-275 to exit 57 toward Milford, Right on McClelland, Right on Price, church soon on Right


Active Youth • Outreach • Fellowship Music Ministries • Bible Studies

All Saints Lutheran Church 445 Craig Road Mt. Carmel, Ohio 45244 513-528-0412 Services Saturday at 5 p.m. Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Pastor James Dinkel 513-528-9142


Summer Worship Hours Saturday: 5:00pm Sunday: 9:00am and 10:30am

Traditional Worship.......8:15am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship..................9:30am Sunday School...............................9:30am

770 South Riverside, Batavia OH 45103 Raymond D. Jones, Pastor 732-2739

212 Prather Rd. Felicity, OH Pastor: Chad Blevins 876-2565

Sunday School Sunday Worship Sunday Eve. Childrens Mission Sunday Eve. Adult Discipleship Sunday Eve. Worship Wed. Eve. Adult Bible Study

9:45am 10:45am 6:00pm 6:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm


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Saint Peter Church

1192 Bethel-New Richmond Rd New Richmond, Ohio 45157 Phone 553-3267 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kent Ziegler of Columbus, In. and the late Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Sojka of Niagara Falls, Ny. Mr. Albright was a graduate of Van Wert High School in 2005, received his BA from Ohio University in 2009, and his MA from the Ohio State University in 2012, where he received a full fellowship. He is currently employed by Sumter Central High School as a high school social studies teacher and a member of the Teach for America in Alabama. Following his tenure with the program, he plans on returning to school to earn his PhD in History. The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. David Schroeder of Columbus Grove, Oh. and the late Mr. and Mrs. John Albright of Van Wert, Ohio. The couple plans to marry at Old Calvary Church in Sandusky, Ohio on August 10, 2013 with a reception at the bride’s family’s boat club immediately following the ceremony. The couple will continue to reside in Greene Co., Alabama following the nuptials.


Saturday Mass - 5:00 PM Sunday Masses – 8:30 & 11:00


BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 402 W. Plane St. Bethel, Ohio 513-734-7201 Blended Worship 8:00 & 10:45 am Contemporary Worship 9:30 am Sunday School 9:30 & 10:45 am


Real People...In a Real Church... Worshipping a Real God! 1675 Hillstation Road, Goshen, Ohio 45122 722-1699 Pastor Tim McGlone Service Schedule Sunday School 10:00am Sunday Worship 10:45am Sunday Evening Worship 6:00pm Wednesday Youth Service 7:00pm Saturday Service 7:00pm

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia

Sunday Night Live 6:00PM Exciting classes for all ages!

4050 Tollgate Rd, Williamsburg, OH 513-724-3341 Mark Otten, Pastor

A New Life - A New Prospective A New Song info: 753-3159 Pastor: Michael Fite 3868 McMan Rd., Withamsville, OH 45245 (behind the Water Works car wash) Sunday Worship. 10:00am


Bill Bowdle -Sr. Pastor Steve Fultz - Assoc. Pastor; J. D. Young - Youth Director Janet Bowdle - Children’s Director


2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 9:00 & 11:00 AM with


Contemporary Worship Practical Message Classes for Children & Teens Nursery Care

Nursery Care for Age 3 & under Full Program for Children, Youth, Music, Small Groups & more Handicapped Accessible

937 Old State Route 74 (Behind Meijer) 513-753-8223

Sunday Worship: 8:30 & 10:30am Bible Study: 9:30am & 6:00pm Youth Groups: 6:00pm (except summer)

Sunday Morning 10:00AM

We have many other groups that meet on a regular basis


Saint Mary Church,Bethel

Miss Sojka was a graduate and valedictorian of Gallia Academy High School in 2004, received her BA magna cum laude from Ohio University in 2008, her MA from Ohio University in 2010, and her MPA from the University of Alabama in 2012. She is presently employed by the University of Alabama, where she teaches and conducts research while completing her PhD in Political Science and her MA in Women’s Studies.

Trinity United Methodist


Dr. Gregory S. and Dr. Jane R. Z. Sojka of Cincinnati, Oh. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Merrifield, to Thomas Free Albright, son of the late Mr. John T. “Jack” Albright and Mrs. Nancy A. Sparks of Van Wert, Oh.

Ages 3 through 12

681 Mt. Moriah Drive • 513.752.1333

“Encircling People with God’s Love”

Reaching the Heart of Clermont County

Sojka & Albright

Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care

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Courtney Amber Whitman and Edwin Chapman Listermann Jr. are happy to annouce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. Courtney is the daughter of Anthony and Christa Whitman. She is the sister of Zachary Whitman. She is the mother of Logan Whitman and Zander Listermann. She graduated from Regency Beauty Institue in 2010 with a major in Cosmetology. She is employed at Great Clips as an Assistant Manager/Stylist. Edwin Jr. is the son of Edwin and Kimberly Listermann. He is the brother of Charles Listermann. He is the father of Audrinna Listermann and Zander Listermann. He is employed at Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati as a Beverage Server. Courtney and Edwin are both graduates of Little Miami High School Class of 2008. The wedding will be held on Saturday September 27, 2014.

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7515 Forest Road Cincinnati, OH 45255 513-231-4172 •

5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770


2831 State Route 222 Mark Pence, Pastor 513-313-2401 SS 9:30AM, Sun Worship 10:45AM Wed. Prayer Service 7:00PM Childcare Provided for All Services Growing in Faith Early Learning Center NOW ENROLLING 513-427-4271 growinginfaith

CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP Sunday 9:30 & 11 am & 1st Saturday of the Month 6 pm



Sunday School 9:30am Morning Worship 10:45am Wednesday Night Worship & Prayer Service 7:00pm Nursery provided for all services/ Youth & Children’s Programs

TRADITIONAL WORSHIP Sunday 8:30 & 11 am

Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist 10:30am...Sunday School (Lil’ Samaritans)


Clermont County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Clermont County Auditor Linda L. Fraley.

A Loving, Praying, Caring Church Join us for Sunday Services Sunday School .........9:15 - 10:00am Fellowship ...............10:00 - 10:30am Worship Service .....10:30 - 11:30am 360 Robin Av (off Oak St) Loveland OH


Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR MARIE SMITH •

GOSHEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6710 Goshen Rd, Goshen Across from Goshen High School 513-722-2541 Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am Blended Worship Traditional and Contemporary Youth Fellowship 6:00pm Nursery Available


FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 199 Gay Street Williamsburg, Ohio 45176 Phone: 513-724-7985 Sunday School: 9:30A.M.

Worship:10:30A.M.(SupervisedNursery) PRESCHOOL: Tues, Weds, Thurs


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DEATHS Frank Abney


William “Frank” Abney, 67, Milford, died July 6. Survived by children Amanda, Chris, Mary Ellen, Shawnte Abney; grandchildren Christian, Alexis Abney; sisters Wanda, Greg Lykins, Mary Sue, Gary Gillespie, Linda, Jerry Brooks, James, Billy, Jerry Tommy, Bascum Abney Jr. Preceded in death by parents Bascum, Clara Schuler Abney, sister Sally Pence. Services were July 12 at Evans Funeral Home.

Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge. Call 248-7128 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details. Sloan; brother Jack Rooks. Preceded in death by parents James, Sarah “Toots” Rooks. Services were July 22 at Craver-Riggs Funeral Home. Arrangements by Megie Funeral Home.

Carolee Bunnell Carolee Bunnell, 80, Miami Township, died July 19. Survived by children Peggy (Steve) Cain, Tina Marie (Johnny), Robert (Kelly) Garner; brothers William (Alice Sue), Walter (Judith) Bunnell; five grandchildren; 14 greatgrandchildren. PrecedBunnell ed in death by parents Leonard, LaVerne Bunnell. Services were July 24 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home.

Jean Cooper Jean Clara Cooper, 78, Milford, died July 19. She was a teacher. Preceded in death by parents Milby, Evelyn Cooper. Services were July 23 at Craver-Riggs Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor's choice.

John Hunter John Warren Hunter Jr., Goshen, 62, died July 17. Survived by children Melissa HunterCastaneda, Jonathan Hunter; sisters Sue Schlesiger, Jo Brotherton, Kathy Hunter, Brenda Buchanan; three grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents Esther, John Hunter Sr., bringer Alan Hunter.

Sally Carr Sarah Jane “Sally” Carr, 75, Milford, died July 17. Survived by children James Carr, Sarah Miller; grandchildren Kaylin, Jimmy, Colton Carr, Haley, Emma Miller, Tyler

Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home.

Diabetes Association.

Doris Jaqueline Nolen Doris Jaqueline Nolen, 66, Stonelick Township, died July 24. Survived by daughter MichaelleKlute-Lamb; grandchildren Ian Matthew Klute and Jack William Lamb; brother Kenneth (Delores) Brinegar; sisters Mary Helen Hamm, Wilma Jean Thornberry, Loretta (Nelson) Conn and Linda Brinegar. Proceeded in death by parents Finley and Nolen Lillian (Goins) Brinegar. Services were July 29 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home. Burial at Graceland Memorial Gardens. Memorials to American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Alvin Norman Alvin Louis Norman, 78, Miami Township, died July 19. He was a carpenter. He was an Army veteran. Survived by sisters Sylvia Marrs, Della Hults; many nieces, nephews, greatnieces and nephews, and great-greatnieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife Jane Norman, siblings Lloyd Jr., Clifford, John, Stanley, Eugene Norman, Barbara Sorah. Services were July 23 at Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to the American

RELIGION First Baptist Church of Mount Repose

Nationally-known outdoorsman, recording artist and speaker Tony Bolton is coming to the church for a family event from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m Aug. 24. There will be prizes, games for the children and archery competition for adults, followed by a message from Bolton. The church is at 6088 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Milford; 575-1121.

Loveland Presbyterian Church

Worship times are: Sunday School 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Fellowship 11:30 a.m.

Alex Dale (Ariane) Whitten; grandchildren Brandon Lauver, Bella Whitten, Macy Whitten and Kaidyn Lauver; siblings Larry (Barbara) Whitten, Tracy (Sherry) Whitten and Valerie Cornwell; mother Elnora Jean (Roberts). Preceded in death by father William Garth Whitten. A private graveside service will be held at Greenlawn Cemetery in Milford. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest that contributions be made to Cowboy Strong Foundation, . Arrangements made by Schoedinger Midtown Chapel, Columbus, Ohio.

Gary Salmons Gary Otis Salmons, 51, Goshen, died July 18. He was a machinist for Cincinnati Gearing Systems. Survived by wife April Salmons; daughters Madeline Flynn, Kathryn Salmons; parents Everett Sr., Joyce Salmons; brothers Everett Jr., Martin Salmons. Services were July 23 at Evans Funeral Home.

James Singleton James Bruce Singleton, 60, Milford, died July 22. He worked for Meijer. Survived by wife Susan Coffey Singleton; children Justin, Kristi Singleton; stepchildren Allison Uhrig, Jeff Handley; father Bill Singleton; step-mother Anne West Singleton; siblings Mike Singleton, Linda Willis, Cindy Miller, Tami Adams. Preceded in death by mother Vivian Fuller Singleton. Services were July 26 at Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to University of Cincinnati Medical Center Medical Intensive Care Unit.

Melissa Woermann Melissa Kaye Woermann, 43, Stonelick Township, died July 18. She was a school nurse at Clermont Northeastern High School. Survived by husband Bernie Woermann; children Jeffrey, Brittney, Caitlyn Woermann; parents Kenneth, Deborah Howard; siblings Brian Howard, Jessica Harden; nephew Tyler Harden; in-laws Benny, Kathleen Wethington. Woermann Services were July 23 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Garth Dale Whitten Garth Dale Whitten, age 55, Lynchburg, died July 24. He worked as a welder for Steam Systems Inc. Survived by wife Annette M. Whitten; children Amanda Nichole (Matt) Lauver, Adam Garth (Chandin) Whitten and


Sunday School is for all ages. Youth Group for grades seven to 12 meets monthly and conducts fundraisers for their activities. The church is at 360 Robin, Loveland; 683-2525;;

Loveland United Methodist Church

The Clermont County Veterans Service Office is available to help veterans with a variety of benefits. For assistance, visit the office at 76 S. Riverside Drive in Batavia or call 7327363.

Burial benefits

At 9 a.m. Sundays, the church offers Classic Tradition, a traditional worship experience where people can connect to God through a Bible-based message, times of prayer and choral music. The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-1738;

Burial benefits are available for eligible veterans.

Medals, awards and decorations

The Veterans Service Office has forms available and can assist veterans and families in search of medals and awards.

Military records

The Veterans Service Office has forms available and can assist veterans and families in search of military records and discharges.

Military, veteran license plates

Ohio’s Bureau of Motor Vehicles has many military and veteran license plates available to eligible veterans.

Transportation to medical appointments

The Veterans Service Offices across Ohio offer free

transportation to local VA facilities.

Updating your Discharge

The Veterans Service Office has the forms available to request updates to a discharge and can assist veterans in submitting the form properly.

Recreational Benefits

Ohio offers the following recreation benefits for qualifying veterans: Hunting and fishing licenses, call 1-800-WILDLIFE (1-800-945-3543); boating licenses, call 1-877-426-2837; camping at state parks, call 1877-426-2837

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