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Officials clash over athletic director


Pennington: It’s very frustrating

By Keith BieryGolick

STONELICK TWP. — Clermont Northeastern High School athletic director and teacher Mike Kirk will receive a $3,000 stipend to become the middle school’s athletic director. Clermont Northeastern Local School District’s superintendent made that recommendation at a recent school board meeting, and although it passed officials did not agree. Far from it. “We’re not using our resources wisely and we’re not, I feel like, using our tax dollars as best we could – and that’s were it hits the community,” said David Pennington, Clermont Northeastern board member. “You got a teacher who we hired as a teacher. I feel they should do that first.” Pennington voted against the stipend. “It’s nothing against him, I think he does a great job,” Pennington said. “(But) we’re spending a lot of money and only getting the athletic director part.” Kirk gets paid $10,000 to be the high school athletic director and he earned $43,390 plus benefits last year as a teacher, according to the Buckeye Institute. Pennington’s problem with the situation is Kirk’s classes have been cut to make more time for his athletic duties, he said. Kirk taught four gym classes last year. This year, he is teaching two elective weight-lifting classes. When asked if being the athletic director impacted his abil-



In August, the Village of Owensville celebrated the grand opening of a nine-hole disc golf course at Gauche Park in Owensville. Disc Golf is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world. The course is easy to medium in difficulty. Gauche Park also has a walking path and shelter (which is available for rental). The village is working to improve the park to find more ways for families to unite and enjoy the outdoors. PROVIDED

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ity to teach classes, Kirk said, “I’m not going to go into any of that.” “I’m here doing the job the best I can for the kids,” he said. Getting Kirk to do both jobs is saving the district money, said Ralph Shell, Clermont Northeastern superintendent. “Most schools have a fulltime athletic director,” he said. “When we did cutbacks ... someone has to pick up the slack.” In addition, the district relies heavily on athletics, said Mike Freeman, board president. “Take athletics out of it (and) the school would fall on its face,” he said. Freeman also said it takes a huge amount of work to be an athletic director. “I don’t think anyone on this board would do what he does for what we pay him,” he said. Kirk says he worked 76 hours last week. “It’s a time-consuming job, but one I enjoy,” he said. “It’s not about the money, it’s about creating a positive athletic environment that our comSee CLASH, Page A2

By Keith BieryGolick

GOSHEN TWP. — After almost three months of searching, Goshen’s Park Board has a new member. Township trustees received four applications for the position, which was left vacant when Kendra Schroer, who served on the board for 31⁄2 years, resigned because of professional commitments. “We were quite impressed with all the applicants. It was a tough decision to pick one,” said Trustee Bob Hausermann. Thompson Officials ultimately selected Amy Thompson, a lifelong resident of Goshen. “Her heart and soul are in Goshen Township,” Hausermann said. Thompson comes from a science background and worked at the Cincinnati Zoo for eight years. “I think Amy will be a very good asset for us. She has a lot to bring to the board that we



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Goshen High School students planted a rain garden in the township’s Stagge-Marr Park, which a new park board member will help oversee. PROVIDED/ANNETTE MEAGHER

don’t have ... at this time,” said Joe Spaulding, park board president. She received her undergraduate degree in zoology and is pursuing her master’s degree in the same field. “I’m passionate about conservation biology and developing ways we can get kids outside,” Thompson said. Thompson has met a lot of

families who don’t know Goshen has a park and others who have never been there before. “I’d love to work with the school district more and encourage teachers to use the park more because it’s right on their doorstep,” Thompson said. “The park should be a resource for play and learning.” ■

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munity and parents can be proud of.” An administrator was taken out of the elementary school to teach the gym classes Kirk no longer teaches, Pennington said. “The community needs to know. We’re talking about report cards that are failing and we’ve taken an administrator and stuck her in a gym class,” he said. “It’s very frustrating.” When Pennington asked the superintendent if that move hurt education at the schools, he replied, “no.” “How can you not think that?” Pennington continued. Shell responded: “Because of my 49 years of experience.” Cecil Greene, a candidate for school board in November, then yelled “out of touch” from the crowd. At this point, Freeman said nothing was being accomplished and instructed the treasurer to take the vote. Board members Bob Havrilla and Pennington voted against the stipend. Board members Alex Cunnigham, Danny Ilhardt and Freeman voted for it. “I’m a teacher first, that’s my job,” Kirk said. Now, with the board’s approval, he must find time to be the middle school athletic director as well.

Unprecedented policy is brought to trustees By Keith BieryGolick

GOSHEN — Fire Chief Steve Pegram did something he’s never done before at a recent trustee meeting. “I don’t think I’ve brought an internal policy to the board in the four years since I’ve been here,” Pegram said. “But since this one has a financial component to it I wanted to ask the board for their approval.” Pegram wants the ability to temporarily promote one of his firefighter/paramedics to acting lieutenant when a supervisor is off for an extended period of time. “Since I’ve been here we’ve constantly been in a flux of supervisor positions,” Pegram said. “Myself, I work Monday through Friday and there’s one promoted rank (employee) each shift. If one of them are off duty they don’t have a supervisor.” An acting lieutenant typically supervises four people a day, but that can quickly grow to 10 or 15 in an emergency, he said. “I’m left with no one to supervise or run the shift. It’s like a platoon without a commander,” Pegram said.



“It’s (also) a liability to have people in charge and running scenes, but (without) having the rank ... and official responsibility. And it’s always brought up whether you want to take on the responsibility of a house fire, where people are in danger, without being paid for it” The department has a captain and two lieutenants currently working as supervisors, but Capt. Robert Rose is having surgery and will be out for about a month. This policy would give the chief the authority to name someone to replace him on an interim basis. “I don’t have any issue with it,” said Trustee Ray Autenrieb. The acting lieutenant will be the most senior officer. If two employees have the same seniority, their score on a recent lieutenant’s test will determine who is promoted, Pegram said. The temporary promotion could cost tax-

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The operator of a Milford retirement home must pay a fired manager $20,000 in back wages after the manager accused the home of retaliation for complaining about a bedbug infestation, a federal magistrate has ruled. The manager at SEM Terrace alleged the firing happened after a complaint was filed with the Clermont County General Health District. The manager filed the complaint on or around Sept. 28, 2011, and was dismissed on Oct. 5 that same year. The magistrate ruled SEM Villa II Inc., a nonprofit corporation that operates SEM Terrace, violated the whistleblower provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health

Act of 1970. The U.S. Department of Labor does not release names of employees involved in whistleblower complaints. “OSHA is committed to protecting the rights of America’s workers, who are penalized or terminated for filing complaints seeking to improve the safety and health of their work environment and those affected by it,” said Nick A. Walters, OSHA’s regional administrator in Chicago. “A worker should never be at risk of losing their job for reporting health and safety violations and exercising their whistleblower rights.” In addition to back wages, Federal Magistrate Judge J. Gregory Wehrman ordered the cor-

poration to remove all derogatory information related to the dismissal from the worker’s employment record and to comply with the OSHA in the future. The company must also post a notice for workers regarding their rights under the act. Employers are prohibited from retaliating against employees who raise various protected concerns or provide protected information to the employer or the government. Employees who believe that they have been retaliated against for engaging in protected conduct may file a complaint with the secretary of labor for an investigation by OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program.

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Library, pawn shop battle over stolen movies By Keith BieryGolick

UNION TWP. — If Clermont County residents go into the Union Township library looking for the latest season of “Breaking Bad” or “How I Met Your Mother,” there’s a good chance they won’t find it. Not because the library doesn’t carry those titles, but because 23 percent of the branch’s DVD and Blu-ray Disc collection were stolen. “We’re talking roughly 200 (items),” said Adam Baker, Clermont County Public Library communications manager. The report filed with the Union Township Police Department shows 185 DVDs worth $6,500 were stolen. Over a period of three months, two individuals managed to get around the

library’s security system and steal several TV box sets and other high dollar items without using force, according the report. “All of our branches have security cameras and security gates at the doors. It appears these two people found a way around that,” Baker said. “Our collection is open to the public, and we want to make it as accessible as possible, so its unfortunate when somebody takes advantage of that.” Charles Abney, a 31year-old male who lives on 1560 Bethel-New Richmond Road, and Amy Druck, a 46-year-old female who lives on 563 Hopper View Bluff, have been charged with fifthdegree felonies for theft. Druck will be sentenced later this month and Abney also will appear in court to enter a

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Lily Ferguson peers through the Union Township Library’s collection of DVDs and Blu-ray Discs. More than $6,000 of electronic items were recently stolen from the library. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

plea for intervention in lieu of conviction, according to court documents. After Druck and Abney stole the Blu-ray Discs and DVDs, they sold them to Facet Jewelry, Music and Pawn in Amelia. The twist is although the store knows it is in possession of stolen property, it has not returned yet that property. “I think it’s really shocking that a pawn shop would know that they are in possession of materials that belong to the county library and they wouldn’t just return them unconditionally,” said Joe Braun, president of the library board of trustees in Clermont County. “We purchased these materials using taxpayer

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dollars and they should be returned to the taxpayers.” Representatives from Facet Braun say the library will get its property back in the “next day or two.” Originally, the store wanted the library to pay for what they bought the items for, but that is no longer the case, said Jamie Stowell, Facet’s district manager. “In the end, they are going to get their movies back and we’re not asking for any money from them,” Stowell said. In fact, the library might never have found out it was missing property if it weren’t for Facet, she said. “We have an employee here ... (who) used to work for the library. She noticed we had a DVD for sale and it looked like the style of case that came from the library,” Stowell said. “Once we found out we had more in pawn within certain time frames, we started pulling those off the shelves because we knew those probably belonged to the library.” At that point, the library didn’t know anything was stolen, she said. “We’re the ones that let the library know that (the

More than $6,000 worth of DVDs and Blu-ray Discs were stolen from the Union Township Library by two individuals over a period of three months. The two suspects are currently awaiting sentencing. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

DVDs) were even here to begin with,” Stowell said. “We wanted to help them.” Stowell said Facet followed its standard procedures, and they couldn’t have known the DVDS were stolen because no police report had been filed yet. “When we take items in for pawn or purchase items we email a report to the local police department of everything we take. By law, we only have to report to the local police department, but we send (the report) to 15 jurisdictions,” she said. “We also have a holding period - 15 days - before we can put it out for sale just to make sure it clears the police check. We did all of this.” Braun said Facet officials want to return the material with “certain strings attached.”

“We needed to have documentation. We can’t just hand over merchandise,” Stowell said. “They need to sign a form that they had received this merchandise and that they are the true owner of these items.” Despite the situation, public libraries throughout Clermont County will continue to offer DVDs and Blu-ray Discs to its residents. “The library has changed security procedures regarding all of our DVDs, Blu-ray (Discs) and all other electronic products,” Braun said. Some of the more expensive items have been taken out of their cases and are now being kept behind the counter. “They will still be a part of our collection. Our DVD and Blu-ray (Discs) are very popular,” Baker said.

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Scheetz said. Direct Energy is the county’s current energy supplier. Although the commissioners could request new bids each year, there’s a fee, and Scheetz said rates might increase. Choosing the threeyear lock-in term means the county can set the rates while they’re low, she added. Commissioner Bob Proud said it will also make budgeting for energy costs easier because the rates will be the same for three years. “It saves us time and energy to have (the price) locked in,” Commissioner Ed Humphrey said.

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The Clermont Northeastern FFA members who received their Chapter Degrees at the recent annual banquet are, from left in front: Wayne Tarter, Pam Settle, Alysa Irvin, Justin Arnett and Austin Gilkison. Back row: Storm Cole, Jordan Hardy, Dustin Burdine, Joe Schaffer, Logan Busam, Dylan Ansteatt and Brian Switzer. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY

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Clermont Northeastern FFA members celebrated their successes in the 2012-2013 during the recent banquet. Also, instructor David Jelley named the top students: Hannah Bowles, Star Chapter Greenhand; Brian Switzer, Top Sophomore; Emily Bowles, Top Junior; and Cody Haddix, Top Senior.

The Clermont Northeastern FFA members who were named to the honor roll last school year are, in front from left: Katie Phair, Krista King, Alysa Irvin, Callie Willis, Emily Bowles and Hannah Bowles. Middle row: Trent Barrett, Kody Boyd, Robby Godbey, Catlyn Adams, Erica Switzer, Makayla Stahl, Elizabeth Davis and Morgan Gregston. Back row: Evan Tellep, Brian Switzer and Dylan Creager. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY

The Clermont Northeastern FFA members who attended the National Convention are from left in front: Joe Shaffer, Jennifer Luce, Katlyn Crooker, Emily Ansteatt, Callie Willis, Hannah Bowles, Emily Bowles and Alysa Irvin. Middle row: Brian Switzer, Scott Meadows, Jared Ansteatt, Dustin Haag, Jacob Nause, Nathan Hawk-Tucker, Caitlin Adams and Will Werring. Back row: Chris Lindsley. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE

The CNE FFA members of the General Livestock Judging Team who participated at the Wilmington College competition are from left in front: Carter Wilder, Justin Arnett, Alysa Irvin, Charlene Brummett, Jacob Nause and Travis Fultz. Middle row: Jason Arnett, Cody Haddix, Will Werring, Dustin Haag and Nathan Hawk-Tucker. Back row: Seth Walden. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY


The Clermont Northeastern FFA members who participated on the District Soils team finished in the top 10. From left are Brian Switzer, Will Werring, Alysa Irvin and Hannah Bowles. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY

The Clermont Northeastern FFA 2012 top fruit salespeople were from left in front: Emily Bowles, second place; Hannah Bowles, third place; Maykayla Stahl, fifth place. Back row: Austin Gilkison, first place in beef Jerky sales; Brian Switzer, first place in fruit sales; and Alex Miller, fourth place in fruit sales. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY

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Eagles’ 1-2 backfield punch sparks resurgence By Mark D. Motz

MILFORD — Don’t look now,

but Milford High School football matters again. The Eagles went 3-2 in their first five games, tripling their 2012 win in just half a season while averaging more than 30 points a game. At least some of the resurgence lies on the shoulders of junior quarterback Drew Ashcraft and junior running back Jack Young. Ashcraft earned Ohio National Guard player of the week honors for his 278 all-purpose yards and six touchdowns in a triple-overtime victory against Edgewood in week two. “Drew is a very proficient manager of this offense,” Milford head coach Shane Elkin said. “We’re trying to get him to make even better decisions. He does a great job, but I mean as a coach you’re never satisfied, right? He puts himself and his team in a lot of good positions to be successful.” So does Young, WCPO player of the week for his three-touchdown rushing performance in a

UP NEXT What: Milford High School varsity football hosts Kings High School When: 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11 Where: Milford High School, 1 Eagle Way, Milford, Ohio What to watch: Through the first five games of the season, Milford outscored Kings nearly 2:1, 159-81. Kings, however, allowed 108 points in that span, while the Eagles gave up 137. If Milford is going to win this game, it needs to tighten up the defense and hold the Knights under three touchdowns.

week-four win over Woodward. “Jack, he just runs hard,” Elkin said. “He makes good, hard cuts and he attacks the holes. I love the fact the vision we have for this offense is starting to come true. And love the fact we have (Ashcraft and Young) for 15 more games at least. They’re helping build something that can last.” Together they make a formidable backfield. Young is third

Milford girls soccer chalks 300th win in its history When the Milford High School girls soccer team toppled McAuley on Saturday, Sept. 28, by a 2-0 score, the victory was doubly sweet for the Eagles. The win marked the 300th in the history of the program, which got its start in 1978. The Eagles have won eight conference championships and two district crowns in their history. Ninth-year head coach Patrick Winkler is the winningest coach in program history and has 111 of the 300 victories to his credit.

“The 300th win for our program represents the heart, determination and effort that all of our former players and coaches have put forth,” Winkler said. “Behind each win along the way were dedicated players and coaches working together to provide a meaningful experience while building a program rich in tradition and history. For our present and future players, this is the task at hand, to continue the success previous teams have had and to add to the tradition, history, and success that is Milford girls soccer.” Shawn Sell

in the Eastern Cincinnati Conference in rushing yards with 568 through the first half of the season. Ashcraft isn’t far behind, fifth in the ECC with 498. Ashcraft also has 692 passing yards, good for second in the league. “I think what makes them a good 1-2 punch is they have an offensive line that has come a long way from last year,” Elkin said. “They only lost one from last season, so they have some experience, but if you would have told me at the end of last year or even the beginning of this season, they’d have come on like this, I wouldn’t have believed you. “Another big thing that makes our offense dangerous is having the leading receiver in the league (Ben Greenwell, who had 18 catches for 301 yards and three touchdowns in the first five games). Once teams widen out to defend those things horizontally, we create vertical running lanes for them.” Ashcraft and Young have been teammates since Milford See FOOTBALL, Page A7

OWENSVILLE — Get the psychic and alert James Brown. Somebody forgot to tell Clermont Northeastern High School junior Shellby Hoeppner this is a man’s world. But the Rockets know – as did the late Godfather of Soul – that it don’t mean nothin’ without a woman or a girl. For the CNE boys golf team, Shellby was that girl. She didn’t take up the game until two weeks before her freshman year of high school. Dad Brandon Hoeppner watched her swing, encouraged her to play and became the Rocket coach to afford her a chance to learn the game. “It’s definitely a good thing,” Shellby said of playing for her father. “He’s not only working with me at practice, but he helps me at home. He knows my game better than anyone.” Brandon said he does and he doesn’t. “I’m not her swing coach. I don’t give lessons. I’m more about helping her think around the course. We try not to take golf home too much. We try to leave it on the course. For the most part we do a pretty good job of that,” he said. Just as Shellby does mixing with the boys. “It’s pretty cool,” she said. “I’ve never had any problem playing with them. Once you step on the course, you’re one of the guys. All that matters is if you can play.” Which she can, as evidenced by the fact Brandon said CNE senior Keifer Cunningham and Shellby were the only two players whose scores he used in every match this season. Shellby delivered a competitive best round of 95 at Cedar Trace. She competed in the Division II girls sectional tournament and posted a round of 100 even. Not enough to advance, but close enough to for her to picture a trip to districts next season.

Clermont Northeastern High School golfer Shellby Hoppner is the lone girl among the boys golf team.PROVIDED

MORE SHOTS Shellby Hoeppner is shooting more than solid scores on the golf course. She’s shooting a bunch of images with her camera, too. The Clermont Northeastern High School junior does part of her school day on the Oaks campus for digital arts and design. She plans to study graphic arts in college and hopes to one day own her own design company and/or photo studio. She and older sister, Jammie Hoeppner, already have a photography business at www.

“My goal is to hopefully shoot in the low 80s by the end of next year,” she said. “The fact you can do it all the time, that you don’t need a team to play and practice, that’s what I like about the game. Almost anybody can play and anybody can get pretty good if they work at it.” Brandon knows girls at CNE will have to compete with boys for now, but hopes that will change. “Our ultimate goal is to build a female team at CNE,” he said. “I have another daughter (Sadie) in fifth grade who plays. I know she has See GOLF, Page A7

300 WINS

Milford’s water polo team reached its 300th victory in school history beating Princeton 10-9 Oct. 1. “Winning 300 games is a tremendous honor,” said Sarah Kleinfelter, head coach of the Eagles. “It goes to show how hard the girls have been working this season and the dedication this program has had over the years. We still have a hard road ahead of us as we work towards a state title.” Milford’s current record is 13-9-1 as they prepare for the state tournament. In their 24-year existence, they finished fourth in the state tournament in 2011 and are striving to reach or exceed that pinnacle. THANKS TO AL DUCKER


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» Clermont Northeastern High School shut out Bethel-Tate 36-0 Oct. 4 to pick up its first win of the season. » Goshen lost 55-21 against Western Brown in its homecoming game Oct. 4. The Warriors slipped to 4-2 (1-1 SBC American). » Milford High School fell 55-7 Oct. 4, dropping to 3-3 (0-2 Eastern Cincinnati Conference). » McNicholas High School beat ChaminadeJulienne in its homecoming game Oct. 5. Adam Hisch ran for three touch-

downs and 193 yards on 20 carries to lead the Rocket offense. Dominic Gabriele had a three-yard touchdown run and kicker Cole Carmosino a 23-yard field goal and four pointafter tries to round out the scoring. The McNick defense forced two fumbles and an interception as the team improved to 5-1 (3-0 GCL Coed). The Rockets travel to unbeaten Kettering Alter Oct. 11.

Girls golf

» Milford finished fifth with a team score of 356 in the Division I sectional tournament at Walden Ponds Sept. 30. Mason won the sectional with a score of 320. Eagles junior Megan Creager (80) and



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some friends who play. Maybe by the time they’re in high school it will be time.” Meanwhile, he’d like to see the kind of improvement he saw his season continue. “We’re not where we want to be, but we had three players (senior Evan Tellep, sophomore Chris Lindsey and freshman Quentin Mink) score their personal bests in the sectional,” he said. “We improved our team score by 27 strokes from sectionals last year and moved up two places as a team.” Cunningham and sophomore Jerod Anstaett earned second-team allSBC honors

Youth Football. Both hope to play college football down the line, but for now they’re enjoying their current success. “Our new offense is a lot of fun,” Young said. “We keep the pace fast. Every day in practice, we’re keeping up the tempo and coming at you fast, not giving you time to adjust. We have really good chemistry after playing together so long. “It’s not just us. There are a lot of guys we came up with. We hold each other accountable. There’s nothing I’d rather do than play football with my teammates.” Ashcraft agreed. “It’s a strong bond,”

Aly Severns (84) qualified to the district tournament as individuals.

Boys golf

» Milford High School finished 10th in the Division I sectional tournament Oct. 1 at Glenview with a team score of 347. Moeller won the sectional with a score of 305. Freshman NaArnold than Arnold shot a 79 for the Eagles to qualify for the district tournament as an individual. » McNicholas finished fifth in the Division II dishe said. “I think it’s going to be even stronger next year. The excitement for the Friday nightlights, putting on the pads and going out there to hit somebody, that’s the best.” The community has started taking notice. “You definitely notice at halftime if you’re down and the crowd is still there,” Young said. “They believe we can come back and win. That means a lot to us.” Which isn’t to say the Eagles have landed. “We’ve still got a lot to prove,” Elkin said. “We really haven’t done anything yet. League play is what matters. All those other teams in our league have history against us. Until we prove we can beat some of them, I look at us as the bottom feeders.”

trict tournament at Weatherwax Oct. 3. Senior Mitch Bloemer paced the Rockets with a round of 79. while freshmen Chris Dunne and Ty DeBonis each shot 80.


» McNicholas tied Middletown Fenwick 1-1 Oct. 1, running its record to 6-3-5 overall while re-

maining unbeaten in the GCL Coed at 4-0-2. » McNicholas girls posted a pair of league wins, beating McAuley on the road Sept. 30 and knocking off Dayton Carroll 5-2 Oct. 2. They improved to 9-3-2. » Milford beat McAuley 2-0 Sept. 28 and tied Walnut Hills 1-1 Oct. 1, improving its record to 4-2-7

(2-1-2 ECC).


» Milford beat Kings in straight sets Oct. 3, improving to 12-7 (5-5 ECC). » Goshen beat Bethel in four sets Oct. 1, but dropped matches against Fayetteville-Perry and Western Brown Oct. 2 and 3, respectively. The Warriors slipped to 9-10.

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Put skin in the game for results Recently I attended an event at Milacron which featured Gov. Kasich and I was pleased that both Milacron representatives and the governor cited the machinists apprentice program between Milacron and UC Clermont College as the ideal collaborative model for training manufacturing professionals with job-ready skills. “Skin in the game” is a term attributed to Warren Buffet who once invested in one of his own companies to indicate his confidence to outside investors. If the company failed, he would lose his personal investment; if the venture was successful, both he and his investors would benefit. Both had “skin in the game.” This same concept of all parties investing in a collaborative workforce development activity is what makes

facturing employees during the next three years as part of the grant. So, UC Clermont has invested cash, time and energy – their “skin in the game” – in order to meet the guidelines of the grant and to continue this partnership with Milacron. If we fail, we suffer the loss of a partner and penalties for the grant. The participants must invest 15 weeks of educational training and meet high standards in these classes which include computer aided drawing, safety, lean manufacturing and others to become a benefited employee with a bright future at Milacron. If they do not complete the program they lose an opportunity and all the benefits which follow. To date, the “skin in this game” has proven successful

the MilacronUC Clermont program work. Milacron screens qualified prospects and hires them as temporary employees Gregory who must enSojka COMMUNITY PRESS roll in the training proGUEST COLUMNIST gram funded by their new employer. If the participants complete the program successfully they begin work as fulltime employees with benefits. UC Clermont has invested its instructors, facility and equipment purchased with support from a $250,000 Appalachian Regional Commission grant. The college had to match the grant dollar for dollar to receive the funding and promised to train 100 new manu-

with 20 new employees joining Milacron starting last year and another 10 slated to begin training this fall. What lessons can be learned by this “Skin in the Game” model? All partners must invest resources, money and energy to gain a return on their investment. ROI means everything to an expanding company such as Milacron. Without a targeted program, they will lose time and money due to employee turnover. Out of the 20 new trained employees hired by Milacron, 14 continue as productive contributing employees. This compares very favorably with industry norms that may see a success rate of two out of 10 retained. The college meets a percentage of its training quota and carries out its mission as a

regional college. The student employee gains a professional position with opportunity for future growth and education. Without any “Skin in the Game” Milacron might see a lower retention rate, the new employees may not have the motivation to complete the program, and the college would not have a fully equipped manufacturing center. The state of Ohio needs more collaborative partnerships in which all parties invest “some skin” in order to gain long lasting benefits. Otherwise, we will continue to get low return on our investments and we will not meet our ambitious Ohio job growth targets for our activities.

er and a true spirit for the city of Cincinnati. The company that owns the Queen has taken very good care of it.

waterways and the radar/sonar and other modern navigational aids, I very much doubt a fatal accident could occur due to the hull's material alone.”

UC Clermont College Dean Gregory Sojka is a resident of Union Township.

CH@TROOM Last week’s question The House has passed an exemption from federal law to allow the Delta Queen to once again operate as an overnight passenger vessel. Would you feel safe as a passenger on the Delta Queen? Why or why not?

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

“I would feel more safe on the Delta Queen, for if were to sink, at least you could swim to

still appears as a sound vessel, and I am certain all maintenance is up to par according to maritime and Coast Guard regulations. Yes, I would love to take a trip on this historic boat.”

NEXT QUESTION Have your health-care plan premiums increased and terms changed significantly for 2014? Why do you think there was or was not a significant change?


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

Every week we ask readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line.

shore. If I were to ride with the government, I think we just keep sinking and no way to be saved.”


“I would feel very safe on the Delta Queen. This boat has been a long tradition on the Ohio Riv-


“Why not? The Delta Queen

Trustees must listen to all Goshen residents My name is Pete Vezey and I am running for Goshen trustee as a “write-in candidate” this coming Nov. 5. The recent missing money situation brought to light in the Community Journal article dated Aug. 18 was the impetus, well after the ballot petition filing deadline of Aug. 7, but not too late to submit my name as a write-in candidate. I am thankful that the state is investigating, but my question is why did it take so long to get to this point? Whether the issue is nothing more than a clerical error or something more serious, quick resolution should have been the order of the day. A situation like the above demands an outside party investigation if fast internal resolution satisfactory to all is unobtainable. About myself; I am a retired Navy chief, having led

and served in the US Navy from 19852005 and have worked as a quality engineer in the aerospace industry for Pete several years Vezey COMMUNITY PRESS since. My wife, GUEST COLUMNIST Crystal, and I have three children and seven grandchildren between us. I believe in the good Lord and family, and I believe in giving to charities if one is able. My ultimate goal as trustee is to see the Goshen community thrive in all aspects; not to grow into a big city, but to thrive. There are a few things I’ve observed over the years that need addressed and could be better addressed from the “inside,” as in the township

budget and the state of our police/fire/EMS and zoning. I also wouldn’t mind eventually having a self-sustaining community center for all age groups with various activities, offering everyone opportunities for exercising body and mind. I am not a politician, a no B.S. kind of guy running a “no frills campaign.” I am open to all suggestions from our community to help our township thrive. As trustee, one of the most critical parts of the job is to listen to Goshen residents and do their bidding as best as possible, and that is precisely what I plan to do for our community. My motto; “it’s amazing what can get accomplished if you don’t care who gets the credit.” Pete Vezey is a resident of Goshen.

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 Senator Joe Uecker - 14th District



A publication of

Phone: 614-466-8082 Email: uecker/contact District: The 14th Senate District includes all of Clermont, Brown, Adams, Scioto and part of Lawrence counties.

Ed Seurkamp

“I remember this same battle being waged over 40 years ago and several times in the interim. I have no idea why Congress cannot resolve this matter once and for all. “I would love the opportunity to take a lengthy cruise on the Queen, confident the crew is well-trained and the boat is equipped with adequate safety gear. “The whole issue in the past was the wooden hull of this vessel. With the lock systems on the


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

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Group was peaceful, respectful

I wish to respond to your article on our Goshen school demolition. I was there 2 1/2 hours the first day, along with about 15 others. The second day I was there again for 11/2 hours along with others by the fence on the school property. We consisted of ex-pupils and their parents, ex-teachers, and Historical Society members. We parked on Mulberry Street and in the Nazarene

Church parking lot. I saw no one in the lady's driveway, nor chairs on her lawn. I also did not see any trash. Some cars paused on Goshen Road and took pictures, but did not disrupt traffic. We were a peaceful group watching a part of our local history disappear. This was a memorable day, seeing our first consolidated public school from 1908 being demolished, and a notably sad day for long time residents. Audrey Koch Goshen Township

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Stepping Stones gets big birthday gift S

tepping Stones agency for people with disabilities celebrated its 50th anniversary with a $200,000 gift from its supporters. That’s what the agency’s “Golden” Bloom event raised with an outdoor garden party and auction on Sept. 7 at the home of Dr. David and Nancy Aichholz in Indian Hill. Close to 400 guests were greeted with champagne as they entered the huge party tent decorated with fresh flowers and chandeliers. A five-tier birthday cake, created by Nancy Aichholz, recognized five decades of service. Aichholz, who developed “NanCakes” based on her signature carrot cake recipe, also provided an array of “NanCakes” as a special dessert. The party honored 50 years of Stepping Stones’ participants with a video introducing participants, parents and staff. “Through their hard work and Stepping Stones’ efforts, they became more independent and were able to build a stronger future,” Stepping Stones’ Board President John McIlwraith told the crowd. Stepping Stones is a United Way partner agency serving close to 1,000 children, teens and adults with disabilities with educational, recreational and social programs at sites in Indian Hill and Batavia. The Bloom fund raising effort included more than $15,000 in camperships to expand summer camp experiences for low income children with disabilities. Events included silent auction, a photo booth complete with costume props, a wine blind taste test by O’Bryan’s Wines and Spirits, a “Bling Booth” with jewelry prizes from Hope Chest Keepsake Jewelry, music by Johnny Clueless and tapas dining provided by 20 top restaurants and caterers. Catering manager was Creations by Melody. Co-chairs were Anne Davies of Terrace Park and Tisha Wright of Morrow, Ohio, both Stepping Stones board members. The Bloom committee included Kadi Anderson of Indian Hill, board president John McIlwraith of Indian Hill, Julie Perrino of Liberty Township and Sarah Steinman of Indian Hill. Platinum sponsors were AssureRx Health, Gail and Fred Fischer of Indian Hill and Kay Pettengill of Indian Hill.

Stepping Stones 50th anniversary hosts Dr. David and Nancy Aichholz of Indian Hill enjoy the event festivities.THANKS TO BRUCE CRIPPEN Co-chairs Anne Davies of Terrace Park and Tisha Wright of Morrow celebrate at Bloom, a 50th anniversary celebration of Stepping Stones. THANKS TO BRUCE CRIPPEN

Board member Al Koncius of Indian Hill with Stepping Stones Executive Director Chris Adams of Terrace Park attend the agency's Golden Bloom event. BRUCE

J.R. and Kadi Anderson of Indian Hill attend Bloom, celebrating Stepping Stones 50th anniversary. Anderson is on the Stepping Stones board and chaired the Bloom host and hostess committee.THANKS TO



From left, Jane Birckhead, Susan Muth and Mary McGraw all of Indian Hill, attend Stepping Stones 50th anniversary Golden Bloom event. Birckhead and McGraw are on the Stepping Stones board.BRUCE CRIPPEN

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, OCT. 10 Civic Candidate Forum, 7 p.m., Legendary Run Golf Course, 915 E. Legendary Run Drive, Legendary Run Community Association sponsors forum for three declared candidates. Invited and scheduled to attend: Bonnie Batchler, Alan Freeman and Bob Pautke introduce themselves and answer questions submitted both in advance and during forum. Presented by Pierce Township. Pierce Township.

Community Dance Beechmont Squares, 8-10 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Western-style square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. 929-2427. Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes 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. SilverSneakers, 9-9:45 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activity for daily living skills. Call for pricing. 947-7344. Union Township. SilverSneakers Yoga Stretch, 9-9:45 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. 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. 4786783. Amelia. SilverSneakers, 1:30-2:15 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.

Health / Wellness Mercy Health Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Eastgate Family Medicine, 4421 Eastgate Blvd., Suite 300, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Reservations required. 686-3310; Union Township.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; Milford. SilverSneakers Yoga Stretch, 9-10:15 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, Call for pricing. 478-6783. Union Township. SilverSneakers Flex, 10:30-11:45 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. Call for pricing. Presented by SilverSneakers Flex. 478-6783. Summerside. Chair/Mat Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, 267 Mount Holly Road, Gentle yoga begins in chair and ends on mat. Focus on strength, flexibility, pain management and relaxation. $6 drop-in or $50 for 10 classes. Presented by Sharon Strickland. 237-4574. Amelia.

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teer Brian Herriott. $10 online pre-registration required to join club. 831-1711, ext. 125; Union Township. Fire-n-Food at Nature PlayScape, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Bring lunch to cook over open fire. Ages 12 and under with adult. Members free; non-members pay daily admission. 831-1711. Union Township. Bird Walk, 8-10 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Spend morning looking for fall migrating birds. Meet in regular parking area. Ages 18 and up. Members free; non-members pay daily admission. 831-1711. Union Township.

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Antiques and Artists on the Ohio, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., The Bandstand, Western Ave. and Susanna Way, Saturday features crafts and artists on village bandstand greens. Sunday features antique dealers on bandstand green. Free. Presented by Historic New Richmond. 543-9149. New Richmond.

Pet Adoptions, 1-4 p.m., Peppermint Pig, 8255 Beechmont Ave., Cats and dogs available for adoption. 474-0005; Anderson Township. Clermont Pets Alive Pet Adoptions, 1-5 p.m., PetSmart, 245 River’s Edge, Cats and dogs available for adoption. Free. Presented by Clermont Pets Alive. 279-2276; Milfrod. Clermont Pets Alive Pet Adoptions, 1-5 p.m., Petco - Milford, 1087 Ohio 28, Cats and dogs available for adoption. Free. Presented by Clermont Pets Alive. 279-2276; Milford.

Pets Clermont Pets Alive Pet Adoptions, 4-8 p.m., PetSmart Eastgate, 650 Eastgate South Drive, Cats and dogs available for adoption. Free. Presented by Clermont Pets Alive. 279-2276; Eastgate.

Art Events Labyrinth Arts Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Heritage Universalist Unitarian Church, 2710 Newtown Road, Uniquely intimate fine art festival featuring artists of multiple disciplines both indoor and outdoor. Music, homecooked food and Art on the Spot workshops. Bluegrass to Brahms music and chili sampling. $3 admission. 231-8634; Anderson Township.

Clubs & Organizations TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 9:30-11 a.m., Amelia United Methodist Church, 19 E. Main St., Lower Level, Generations Room. Talk about healthier choices for living a healthier life. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly. 417-6772; Amelia.

Exercise Classes

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.

Religious - Community

Farmers Market

Contemplative Prayer Service, 7-8 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1950 Nagel Road, Prayer instruction, practice, music and time to meditate and pray. Free. 478-3226. Anderson Township.

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.


Music - Country

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. 575-2102. Milford.

Health / Wellness Pre-Diabetes Class, 4-6 p.m., Mercy HealthPlex Anderson, 7495 State Road, Information on making healthy food choices, exercise and blood sugar control and monitoring blood sugar levels. $20. 956-3729; Anderson Township.

The second Milford Gravity Grand Prix soap box derby is 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the corner of Cash and Locust streets in downtown Milford. The entry fee is $35 and registration is required. For more information, call 885-1373 or visit Pictured are cars from last year’s inaugural race.FILE PHOTO

Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; Milford. Mat Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, 267 Mount Holly Road, Focus on core strength, flexibility, breathing and relaxation. $6 drop-in or 10 classes for $50. Presented by Yoga with Sharon. 237-4574. Amelia.


Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; Milford. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5. 240-5180; Bethel. Cardio Kick Boxing, 6:30-7:30 p.m., ATA Taekwondo of Cincinnati, $5. 652-0286. Union Township.

how to accumulate and distribute money for retirement, how to pass money on to heirs or charities in a tax-wise manner and to increase the probability of investment success. With Thrivent Financial, faith-based organization. Ages 45-70. Free. 2392933. Symmes Township.

Jackson Taylor and the Sinners, 6 p.m., Bocca Live, 749 Ohio 28, With special guests. $15, $10 advance. 576-6665; Milford.

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. 943-4637; Amelia.



Retirement Planning and Estate Strategies, Noon-1 p.m., 3-4 p.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m., Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road, Learn

Ohio Young Birder’s Club, 9 a.m.-noon, Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Youth-led group interested in hiking and watching birds. Hosted by CNC volun-

Shopping Tackle Trade Days, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 LovelandMadeira Road, Purchase new and used vintage lures, rods, reels and more in a flea-market style setting. Free, vehicle permit required. 791-1663; Symmes Township.

Youth Sports Milford Gravity Grand Prix, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Downtown Milford, Main Street, Corner of Cash and Locust streets. By participating in derby races, youths learn about science topics including gravity, momentum and friction. Benefits Cincinnati Soap Box Derby. $35. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Soap Box Derby. 885-1373; Milford.

SUNDAY, OCT. 13 Antiques Shows Antiques and Artists on the Ohio, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., The Bandstand, Free. 543-9149. New Richmond.

Dining Events All-You-Can-Eat Country Breakfast, 9 a.m.-noon, American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, biscuits, toast, sausage gravy, donuts, pastries, coffee, tea, juice and milk. $7, $4. Ages 10 and under. 831-9876. Milford.

Exercise Classes Cardio Kick Boxing, 7-8 p.m., ATA Taekwondo of Cincinnati, 4240 Mt Carmel Tabasco Road, Non-contact workout including cardio and strength training in energizing environment, using kicks, jabs, hooks and uppercuts to improve overall agility and power. $5. 652-0286. Union Township.

Nature Celebrating Old Friends: A Walk for Aging and Ailing Dogs, 10 a.m.-noon, Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Walk with

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. your aging or ailing dog along the Discovery Trail. Ages 18 and up. Members free; non-members pay daily admission. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township. Spooky Spiders, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Learn more about the world of spiders and meet a few specimens. Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Anderson Township.

Pets Clermont Pets Alive Pet Adoptions, 1-5 p.m., PetSmart, Free. 279-2276; Milfrod.

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, OCT. 14 Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; 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, 9:15-10 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, Call for pricing. 947-7344. Union Township. SilverSneakers Yoga Stretch, 9:15-10 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, Call for pricing. 478-6783. Union Township. 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. Call for pricing. Presented by SilverSneakers Flex. 478-783. Bethel.

Recreation 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 Mustangs. 831-5823; Milford.

TUESDAY, OCT. 15 Art & Craft Classes Botanica Monthly Classes, 6-8 p.m., Botanica, 9581 Fields Ertel Road, Design class. Stay after to create your own arrangement with help of instructor 7-8 p.m. Free. Registration required. 697-9484; Loveland.

Civic Meet the Candidate Event for School Board Election, 7 p.m., Anderson High School, 7560

Forest Road, Auditorium. Nonpartisan event moderated by JT Spence, who is affiliated with political science department at Thomas More College. Presented by Forest Hills Council of PTAs. Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Chair Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, 267 Mount Holly Road, Yoga that begins and ends in chair. Standing poses when applicable. Focus on core strength, flexibility, breathing and relaxation. $6 drop-in or $50 for 10 classes. Presented by Yoga with Sharon. 237-4574. Amelia. 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. 6830150; Loveland.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16 Art & Craft Classes Knitting, Crochet and Needlecraft Class, 7-8 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.

Business Classes

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

Drink Tastings Paired Wine Tasting, 6-9 p.m., Winedog Fine Wines & Fine Art, 451A Ohio Pike, Six wines served with gourmet appetizers that pair well with each. Music and artwork on display in gallery. $19.75. Reservations required. 888-288-0668; Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; Milford. SilverSneakers, 9-9:45 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, Call for pricing. 947-7344. Union Township. SilverSneakers Yoga Stretch, 9-9:45 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, Call for pricing. 478-6783. Union Township. Senior Yoga, 12:30-1:15 p.m., Miami Township Civic Center, Call for price. 478-6783. Miami Township. SilverSneakers, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Crossings of Amelia, Call for pricing. 478-6783. Amelia. SilverSneakers, 1:30-2:15 p.m., O’Bannon Terrace, Call for pricing. 478-6783. Goshen.

Literary - Book Clubs Mystery Book Club, 12:30-2 p.m., Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, Adults. Bring bag lunch. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 248-0700. Milford.

Recreation Jeep and Truck Night, 6-9 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, Free. 831-5823; Milford.

FRIDAY, OCT. 18 Dining Events Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, $5.50 and up. 575-2102. Milford.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; Milford. Chair/Mat Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, $6 drop-in or $50 for 10 classes. 237-4574. Amelia.

T.A.L.K. Toastmasters of Milford, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Andrew Church - Milford, 552 Main St., Discover how membership in Toastmasters will improve your speaking skills, increase your thinking power and build your self-confidence. Meets first and third Wednesdays of every month. Free. Presented by Milford T.A.L.K. Toastmasters. 831-3833; Milford.

Mobile Heart Screenings, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Kroger Eastgate, 4530 Eastgate Blvd., Several screening packages available to test risk of heart attack, stroke, aneurysm and other major diseases. Appointment required. 866-819-0127; Eastgate.

Dining Events


WAVE Free Community Dinner, 6 p.m., Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Part of Wednesdays Are Very Extraordinary event. No church service attached, no reservations needed. All welcome. Familyfriendly meals. Free; donations accepted. 831-5500; Milford.

Full Moon Walk, 7:30-9 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Meet at Kiosk. Hit trails at night and enjoy full moon and natural history readings. Ages 8 and up. $8, free for members. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township.

Education Homeschool Science, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Theme: Nocturnal Adaptations. Students and parents can explore interactive learning stations, science lessons and a guided hike. Online registration due five days prior to program. Ages 5-12. $5, vehicle permit required. 5217275; Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes

Health / Wellness

Pets Clermont Pets Alive Pet Adoptions, 4-8 p.m., PetSmart Eastgate, Free. 279-2276; Eastgate.

Shopping Historic Milford Shop Hop, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Downtown Milford, Main Street, Customers shop and hop variety of business to find special offers. Those who visit all participating businesses are eligible for prizes. Free admission. Presented by Shops of Milford. 732-0866. Milford.


OCTOBER 9, 2013 • CJN-MMA • B3

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

Easy antipasto

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

My favorite two-way brisket

Brisket is a cut of meat from the lower chest or breast of beef. It is amazingly flavor-

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

ful, but tough, so slow cooking is a must. Either way you cook this – in the oven or in a slow cooker – the brisket turns out tender and so delicious. Serve with mashed potatoes or noodles. 3 pounds beef brisket 2 cups chili sauce 1 cup brown sugar, packed 1 cup beef broth 1 very large onion, sliced 1 ⁄4 teaspoon ground cloves 3 bay leaves Salt and pepper to taste

Oven: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine chili sauce, sugar and broth. Pour about half of this in the bottom of roasting pan. Place brisket on sauce, fat side up. Distribute onion, cloves and bay leaves over brisket. Pour rest of sauce over. Cover and bake

50-55 minutes per pound or until meat is fork tender. Remove brisket from pan and remove bay leaves and whole cloves. Cut brisket across the grain. Skim off any fat from top of sauce. Pour sauce over brisket (or put sauce in refrigerator overnight and the fat will congeal on top for easy removal. Then reheat with brisket in 375 degree oven, covered, or in microwave). Slow cooker: I like to cook mine 9-12 hours or so on low, until meltingly tender.

Perfectly grilled salmon/seafood following the 70/30 rule Have the grill hot, lightly brush both sides of fish with oil, and start grilling skin side up with the grill closed. (Or

put a disposable pan over the fish). Leave it alone until about 70 percent of the fish is done on first side. You’ll know it by the looks and also if it will release easily. This allows fish to form a nice crust. Turn it and finish cooking. The rule of about 7-10 minutes per inch of thickness works, also. Start with 7 minutes and go from there.

Readers want to know:

Honing steels: “My honing/ knife steel doesn’t work anymore. Should I replace it?” Run your thumbnail around the circumference of the tool. If you can still feel grooves, your steel is still useful. It is magnetized to pick up microscopic fillings that come off the knife’s blade. It’s a good idea to rub the steel with a

cloth after use so grooves don’t get clogged. Now unless the honer has diamond chips in it, most steels won’t sharpen a dull knife (they restore the knife’s bite by straightening the microscopic “teeth” at the edge that fold with use). Now even if your honing steel is in good condition, sometimes a knife doesn’t respond to honing. If that happens, it’s time to get the knife sharpened professionally.

Coming soon

Hotel Sinton’s pea salad

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




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Beware of email, Internet scammers These days scammers have taken to the Internet to steal your money with fake emails, fraudulent websites and misleading sales offers. While Internet scams are numerous, several consumers still report receiving scams through the mail. A Fort Thomas man wrote me about a credit card offer he received from AmTrade International Bank. It offered

him a credit card with “A $3,600 Visa credit limit! Guaranteed!” The man sent Howard what was Ain supposed HEY HOWARD! to have been a refundable $900 fee, but says he never received the credit card nor a pre-paid gas card

that was also promised. The 74-year-old man says he’s on a fixed income so the loss of all that money hit him pretty hard. Although he paid by check and contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Trade Commission, he was told nothing could be done to recover his money. Such scams are very popular so remember never send money to someone who promises to

loan you money or extend credit. A Hyde Park woman wrote me to say she knew immediately the letter she received was a scam. It allegedly came from Publishers Clearing House and used the company’s real address. The $1.5 million she was told she won was anything but real. She knew not to bother calling the long distance phone number given to claim her win-






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

Roselyn Cade Roselyn Mae Cade, 70, died Sept. 29. She was an administrative assistant for the University of Cincinnati. Survived by husband Howard “Don” Cade Jr.; children Howard “Chip” Cade III, Jenny Kunz; grandchildren Elliott, Olivia, Evan, Lilly. Preceded in death by siblings William, Romilda, Mary. Services were Oct. 4 at Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Larry Curtis Larry James Curtis, 69, Goshen, died Sept. 26. He was a welder. Survived by wife Judi Curtis; children Brian (Mel) Curtis, Sunday (Tony) Gadberry, Jamie (Julie) Heck, Dawn (Rob) Buckner; siblings E.C., Michael Curtis, Robert Monroe, April Little; 14 grandchildren; seven greatgrandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Ernest, Hazel Curtis. Services were Sept. 30 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home. Memorials to: Neediest Kids of All, 312 Elm St., Suite 20, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Rosabelle Davisson Rosabelle Davisson, 89, died Sept. 30. She was a homemaker. Survived by children John Jr., William (Linda) Davisson, Rebecca (Ron) Foster; six grandchildren; many great- and greatgreat-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband John Davisson, parents Leonard, Zelda Bowman, brother Leonard Bowman. Services were Oct. 2 at Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 452633597.

Heather Latham Heather Michelle Latham, 21, Milford, died Sept. 24. Survived by mother Rebecca Latham; sisters Mandy (Mike) Burnem, Jeni Latham, Katie Schleehauf; grandmother Grace Branam; an aunt and uncle; three nieces, two nephews. Preceded in death by father Mark Latham. Services were Oct. 1 at CraverRiggs Funeral Home. Memorials to: In Memory of Heather Latham, National Bank, 735 Lila, Milford, OH 45105.

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The Rev. Frank Niehaus The Rev. Francis “Frank” H. Niehaus, 84, died Sept. 26. He was ordained in 1955 and served as pastor or assistant pastor at St. Aloysius-on-theOhio, St. Louis, St. William, St. Vincent de Paul, St. Aloysius, St. Veronica and St. Elizabeth parishes, founding pastor of Good Shepherd, a teacher at Elder and Mother of Mercy high school, director of St. Joseph Orphanage and supervisor of cemeteries for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Services were Sept. 28 at Good Shepherd Church.

Gary Sheldon Gary Michael Sheldon, 62, Miami Township, died Oct. 1. He worked for the Ford Motor Company. He was a Marine Corps veteran. Survived by wife Christine Brown; children Jeremy, Gary II (Mel), Phil (Jill) Sheldon, Tara (Ken) Lydy; mother Margaret Sheldon Sheldon; sisters Kay Afterkirk, Teresa Poe, Pam Rogers; grandchildren Kirsta Rose, Ashli, Olivia, Gary III “Gunner,” Isaac, Elsie Sheldon, Lindsay Lydy; stepchildren Jennifer (Adam) Langhals, Matthew (Christine) Weiss, Kristen (Brandon) tetrick; six step-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by first wife Nadine Sheldon, father Warren Sheldon, sister Beverly Hanneman. Services were Oct. 4 at the Milford Assembly of God. Arrangements by Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home.

RELIGION NOTES Milford First United Methodist Church

WAVE Free Community Dinners are 6 p.m. Wednesdays through May 14. Call 831-5500, or visit the church website for more information The church is at 541 Main St., Milford; 831-5500;www.milford

Redemption Baptist Church

The church’s first fall festival is scheduled from 7-9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, at the church. Festivities include hot dogs, a bonfire, hayrides, inflatables and more. All are invited. The church is at 10208 Cozaddale-Murdock Road, Goshen.


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Good apple pies just around the corner Howdy Folks, Now to make you hungry, Tuesday for dinner we had green beans from a small bed of beans, taters, corn on the cob, corn bread and water. We grew everything but the corn bread. I built a bed on the side of the garage that is 8 feet long filled it with potting soil which we raised the beans in. You can garden in a small place and raise food to eat and save money. Next year I will build a bed along the side of the carpenter shop that will be 10 feet long, 2 feet wide and 8 inches deep. We can raise beans in this bed and with it being sheltered keeps growing beans longer. Wednesday morning we attended the senior services meeting and then went to rehab. I have two more sessions as I write this article. With the rehab over we can get work done here. It seems that takes some time and divides our day, so we don’t get some work done here. This is the first year I have had the garden and our place looking bad. But with the Lord’s help we will get it shaped up. Thursday we got to do some work in the carpenter shop; that was the first time we really spent some time there. We have five craft shows coming up.

Friday we attended a funeral visitation in Georgetown for a young feller that George the Lord Rooks called OLE FISHERMAN home. It was a big visitation we send our sympathy to the family. Sunday after church we went to the chili restaurant and had a fiveway. Then we went to Mr. Barkers and got our weedeater that he had repaired for us. I saw in the paper that the Hamilton County parks are allowing controlled deer harvest. The deer population is getting bigger each year. The deer population is eating the trees, leaves, flowers, any green foliage to the point the food supply will be gone. Each year the population will get bigger as some deer will be having twins or triplets. The grazing area does not increase as the deer do; something needs to be done. Deer season for bow hunting started last Saturday. Don’t know how the harvest went, as it gets colder it will pick up. There was a crappie tournament last Sunday that the Boars Head Bait Shop in Afton sponsored.

There were 17 boats and the catch was good. First place was 4 1/2 pounds, second place 4 1/4 pounds, and third place was 4 pounds. There was also a bass tournament, with first place taking 9 pounds, second 7 pounds, and third place 5 pounds. The bass fishing has been good all year. Now is the time to go to the apple orchards and get some good apples. There is the A&M Orchard off Ohio 68 between Fayetteville and

Westboro. They will have several different kind of apples, pumpkins and other items. The Pringles Orchard off Ohio 727 close to Stonelick Lake State Park will have some cider, apples and pumpkins along with other items. There is an orchard between Bethel and Felicity that has several different kind of apples. Mr. Saner said he has a good crop of apples this year. He said in about two

weeks he will have the Staymen Winesap which is Ruth Ann’s favorite to make pies and applesauce. So it sounds like we will be having some good pies around our house. The Rouster Orchard will have cider and frozen blueberries by the end of October. They will have the announcement on their website or on their sign. The Grants Farm above Owensville and also their Garden Center in Milford have pump-

kins, gourds, Indian corn, mums and much more. There are lots of pumpkins for sale right now so take a drive and find some. Start your week by going to the house of worship of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God Bless All. More Later. George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.

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6630 Ridgeview Court, Richard Foy to Jerry & Sherry King, 0.5590 acre, $320,000. 5884 Stonebridge Circle, Anthony Chaney to Lindsay Fetter, $93,000. 1137 Valley Forge Road, Elmer & Naomi McMurray to Michael & Rachel Landreman, 0.4600 acre, $166,000. 1033 W. Bridle Path Lane, David & Donna Koon to Andrew & Denise Weber, 0.2940 acre, $265,000. 6217 Watchcreek Way No. 301, Rebecca Mace-Reeve to James Kagrise, $132,500. 1811 Wheatfield Way, Michael Williams to Katherine & Luca Romeo, 0.3770 acre, $181,000. 1425 Windstar Court, Jessica & Dustin Hannika, et al. to American Homes 4 Rent Properties Five, 0.1800 acre, $125,000. LLC

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POLICE REPORTS GOSHEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations April Johnson, 37, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 35, endangering children. Darryl Griffin, 33, 6468 Manila Road, unauthorized use of motor vehicle.

Incidents/investigations Burglary At 611 Redman, Sept. 19. Criminal damage At 6694 Goshen Road, Sept. 16. Criminal mischief At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 240, Sept. 15. Disorder At 401 Windsor, Sept. 15. At 1332 Cross Creek, Sept. 16. At 6707 Goshen Road, Sept. 18. At 1569 Ohio 28, Sept. 18. At 1503 Country Lake Circle,

Sept. 20. At 1659 Ohio 28, Sept. 21. At 68 Deerfield Drive, Sept. 21. At 418 Redbird, Sept. 15. Dispute At 169 Barry Drive, Sept. 15. At 99 Park Ave., Sept. 15. At 6688 Wood St., Sept. 21. Domestic violence At Linton Road, Sept. 15. Harassment At 1531 Ohio 28, Sept. 18. Importuning At 1889 Main St., Sept. 15.

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

MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Christina M. McLaughlin, 44, 5507 Trenton Court, drug possession, Sept. 17. Wesley A. Cline, no age given, 3998 Brandychase, open con-

tainer, Sept. 19. Juvenile, 17, disorderly conduct, underage consumption, Sept. 21. Larry J. Katzler, 33, 240 Redbird, drug possession, Sept. 21.

Incidents/investigations Burglary Chain saw taken; $350 at 5677 Sally St., Sept. 17. Laptop computer taken from vehicle; $3,200 at 825 Miami


Ridge, Sept. 20. Criminal damage Sensor light and basketball backboard damaged at The Children’s Garden at Ohio 131, Sept. 18. Window broken at 5857 Hunters Court, Sept. 18. Two tires cut on vehicle at 2 Wildwood Drive, Sept. 21. Tires, bucket seats, etc. cut in vehicle at 5916 McPicken, Sept. 22. Misuse of credit card Female stated card used with no authorization; $436 at 5630 Brooks Holding, Sept. 17. Robbery Money taken from male at Ameristop; $2,000 at Ohio 28, Sept. 20. Theft Concrete saw taken from truck at Macadu’s; $990 at Ohio 28, Sept. 16. Food not paid for at Steak & Shake; $18 at Ohio 28, Sept. 17. Wii game and controller taken; $210 at 5410 N. Timbercreek, Sept. 17. Cash, Wii games, etc. taken; $320 at 5852 Monassas Run, Sept. 17. I-pod taken at Milford High; $300 at 1 Eagles Way, Sept. 18. Storage shed taken from Orchard Lake No. 129 at Ohio 28, Sept. 18. Male stated credit card used with no authorization; $609 at Ohio 28, Sept. 18. Laptop computer taken from vehicle; $700 at 6368 Derbyshire Lane, Sept. 18. I-pod taken; $440 at 5852 Monassas Run, Sept. 19. Bottle of beer taken from Thornton’s; $2.09 at Ohio 28, Sept. 20. Camera not returned to Frisby Construction; $115 at Ohio 131, Sept. 19. Handgun and ammo taken from vehicle; $575 at 6385 Paxton Woods, Sept. 19. Money taken from room at Arbors of Milford; $18 at Meadow Creek, Sept. 19. Cellphone taken from driveway; $400 at 798 Twin Fox Drive, Sept. 20. Rings taken at Palm Beach Tan; $4,600 at Ohio 28, Sept. 21. Speakers taken from vehicle at 1143 Willow Wood, Sept. 22. I-pod taken from classroom at Live Oaks; $220 at Buckwheat Road, Sept. 23. Cash taken; $3,000 at 5703 Mellie Ave., Sept. 23. I-pod and radar detector taken from vehicle; $425 at 960 Ashire Court, Sept. 23. Copper taken from two AC units at Clermont County Dog Training; $1,000 at 6058 Kells Lane, Sept. 23.

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Amanda N. Braden, 26, 810 Clough, warrant, Sept. 23. Christopher Willman, 24, 30 Laurel Drive, drug abuse, paraphernalia, Sept. 24. Lillian K. Anderson, 22, 417 Silver St., diving under influence, Sept. 24. Thomas Vineyard, 20, 6031 Delfar Lane, contempt of court, Sept. 24. Dustin D. Barton, 24, 701 Edgecombe, warrant, Sept. 24. Kristin Strobel, 30, 1012 Main St., domestic violence, Sept. 25. Andrew Brown, 28, 925 Elm Court, theft, Sept. 26. Kristina N. Dafforn, 27, 1001 Edgecombe, theft, driving under suspension, Sept. 26. Kenneth M. Dafforn, 33, 1001 Edgecombe, theft, Sept. 26. Matthew L. Lotz, 18, 5804 Student St., contempt of court, Sept. 27. Darlene Wacker, 42, 506 Main St., contempt of court, Sept. 27. Jessica R. Solinsky, 36, 12081 6Th Ave., theft, Sept. 27. Taryn Richardson, 32, 1939 Oakbrook, recited, Sept. 27. James III Banks, 21, 2971 Deckebach Ave., driving under influence, driving under suspension, open container, Sept. 27. Kyle M. Mack, 19, 218 O’Bannon Ave., drug abuse, Sept. 28. Aaron H. Spaw, 18, 12200 Maple Drive, drug abuse, open container, Sept. 28. Marquise Lasley, 20, 1936 Oakbrook, drug abuse, Sept. 28. Jeremy A. Berrier, 25, 2048 Oakbrook, contempt of court, Sept. 28. Joshua R. Means, 23, 432 Gay St., disorderly conduct, Sept. 29. Earl A. Walter Jr., no age given, 10890 Butler Road, driving under suspension, Sept. 29.


Criminal damage At 894 Mohawk Trail, Sept. 24. Criminal trespass Trespassing in residence at 940 Mohawk Trail, Sept. 25. Disorderly conduct Reported at Bocca Billiards at 749 Ohio 28, Sept. 28. Disturbance Neighbor problems at Miami Avenue, Sept. 23. At 41 Powhatton, Sept. 28. Domestic violence At Main St., Sept. 24. Theft Employee took prepaid credit card at Speedway; $400 at Main Street, Sept. 25. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers at 100 Chamber Drive, Sept. 25. I-pad taken from vehicle at Mike Castrucci Chevrolet at Lila Avenue, Sept. 26. Merchandise taken from Walmart at 201 Chamber Drive, Sept. 27.

CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests/citations Jeffrey Brian Branam, 42, homeless - Eastfork State Park - boat ramp, Batavia, notice of change of address, Sept. 24. Brandon Lee Barrett, 27, 1102 Flick Lane, Batavia, notice of change of address, Sept. 25. Tiffany Elizabeth Williams, 22, 3124 McCabe Ave., Dayton, Oh 45417, receiving stolen property, Sept. 25. Jacob Lloyd Tolle, 28, 4700 East Filager Road CCSO Jail, Batavia, felonious assault, Sept. 23. Andrew David Smith, 21, 1094 Ohio 222, Felicity, aggravated trespass, felonious assault weapon or ordnance, Sept. 23. Christopher Lewis Pike, 30, 1189 Emery Ridge Drive, Batavia, unauthorized use of motor vehicle, Sept. 23. Felicia Jean Gallo, 22, 68 Lucy Creek, Apt. No. 12, Amelia, obstructing justice - harboring, Sept. 23. Timothy James Ellis, 36, 4602 Ohio 132, Batavia, violate protection order or consent agreement, Sept. 23. Wilbur Lee Thomas Shuemake, 24, 2463 Crane Schoolhouse Road, Bethel, possessing drug abuse instruments, resisting arrest, Sept. 23. Steven A. Barr, 56, 99 Shady Lane, Amelia, falsification, Sept. 29. Bradley Allan Atkinson, 21, 2761 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs, open container liquor, Sept. 24. Michael Todd Hensley, 41, 10702 Smokey Row Road, Georgetown, possession of drugs marijuana, Sept. 24. James Vaughn, 54, 2044 Clermontville Laurel, New Richmond, drug paraphernalia, Sept. 24. Jessica Marie Hudson, 24, 1995 Franklin - Laurel Road, New Richmond, possessing drug abuse instruments, tampering w/evidence, Sept. 24. Eric John Bollhauer, 31, 4423 Bergen Court, Cincinnati, possessing drug abuse instruments, Sept. 25. Jodie L. Anderson, 34, 157 Scenic Drive, New Richmond, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, Sept. 25. Don Blake Taylor, 26, 3357 Ohio 132 No. 2, Amelia, aggravated trespass, theft, Sept. 25. Stephanie Lynn Prichard, 20, 4112 Weber Lane No. 2, Cincinnati, possessing drug abuse instruments, Sept. 26. Johnathan Edward Neal, 32, 316 N. East Street, Bethel, theft, Sept. 26. Juvenile, 17, domestic violence cause belief of imminent physical harm by threat or force, Sept. 26. Katie Leigh Fineran, 33, 4157 Clough Lane, Cincinnati, forgery, theft, Sept. 26. Kelly L. Carpenter, 52, 4006 Moore Marathon Road, Williamsburg, obstructing official business, Sept. 26. Michelle Ann Moore, 33, 3917 Gardner Lane, Cincinnati, domestic violence - knowingly cause physical harm, Sept. 27. Michael Lloyd Montgomery, 38, 2780 Lindale Mount Holly, Amelia, domestic violence knowingly cause physical harm, Sept. 28. Daniel James Allen, 32, 2875 Cedarville Road, Goshen, domestic violence, Sept. 29. Bridigett Allen, 31, 2875 Cedarville Road, Goshen, domestic violence, Sept. 29.


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Clermont authors at books festival

Historic Milford shopping event set The second annual Historic Milford Shop Hop will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct.18, and 11a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct.19 The event will include businesses along Main Street in the historic district of Milford, offering shoppers special promotions and a chance to win raffle prizes during the two days. Shoppers are invited to ‘shop and hop’ as they visit each of the partici-

& Company Jewelers; Monograms on Main; One Main Gallery; Primitives & More-Milford; Roads, Rivers and Trails; Row House Gallery & Custom Framing; Stylin’ on Main; and, That Shop in Milford. The public is invited to attend, and customers can pick up a passport starting Friday, Oct. 18, at any of the participating shops noted by a Historic Milford Shop Hop poster in their windows.

pating businesses. The stores will provide an official passport for the event that lists the shops and their in-store event special offers; and, the passport will also serve as a customer’s raffle entry for product and/or gift card prizes. Participating shops include: Auel’s Fine Chocolates; Christopher George Salon; Enchanted Moments; The Garden Gate; Gardenia Garden & Home Décor; Kirk

Clermont County author Macy Beckett at the 2012 Books by the Banks event. PHOTO COURTESY OF AUTHOR

chids at Palm Court,” lives in Union Township. » David Mowery, author of “Morgan’s Great Raid,” spent his childhood in White Oak, Fairfield and Dent. He graduated from Oak Hills High

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Creek stomp

On a recent creek stomp in O'Bannon Creek in Loveland, the McCormick Elementary Cub Scouts from Pack 46 and their Akela (leaders) get ready to move from shallow creek waters, to explore waist-high water.

Learning and fun doesn’t just happen during the school year for Cub Scouts in Pack 46 at Milford’s McCormick Elementary. The scouts meet throughout the summer for parades, camps, picnics, and creek stomping, which is at the top of the list of a scout’s favorite activity. This year, McCormick’s Cub Scouts and their families explored East Loveland Nature Preserve’s nature trail and O’Bannon Creek.


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McCormick Elementary Pack 46 Cub Scouts and leaders use a seine net to capture and observe animal life in the O'Bannon Creek before safely returning the animals back into the creek. THANKS TO SUSAN ABT

Cub Scout Den leader, Todd Eppert (left), and Cub Master, Joe Gilvary (right), from McCormick Elementary Cub Scout Pack 46, lead the scouts up the O'Bannon Creek in Loveland to explore nature and animal life in the creek. THANKS TO SUSAN ABT

Fall campout on fairgrounds For the sixth year in a row, the Clermont County Fairgrounds is the site of a fun-filled Halloween Campout. The dates are Oct. 24-27. For $75 per camper for three nights (or $40 for primitive camping), families can enjoy all the ac-

tivities associated with Halloween, including trick or treating, hayrides, and costume and campsite judging, while enjoying evening campfires and all the pleasures of camping with family and/or friends. In addition, there will

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