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STONELICK TWP. — Three incumbent Clermont Northeastern Board of Education members are running for re-election, but they face competition from two challengers. Incumbent Alex Cunningham, a manager for the Clermont County Engineer’s Office, and challenger Cecil Greene, an information security officer for a bank, are running for one seat – an unexpired term. Incumbents Danny Ilhardt, a farmer, and David Pennington, a security analyst for a bank, are running for two seats. They face competition from Mike Mantel, the service director for Miami Township. Pennington is running as a write-in candidate because not enough of his signatures were certified by the Clermont County Board of Elections. “I could contest it, but unfortunately (the board of elections) met on a Monday and my deadline to file as a write-in candidate was the Friday before that,” Pennington said. “So if for some reason I contested and it didn’t get overturned I’d be done.” Cunningham said the biggest issue facing the district is declining enrollment numbers. “Enrollment is tied directly to (our) funding struggles,” he said. “We should try to encourage ... development of any kind, so you can see young families with students move in and start to see enrollment numbers pick up.” For Greene, the district’s rating on the state report card is the biggest issue. “We were an excellent-rated school and now we are currently one of the schools with the lowest scores in the county,” he said. “Obviously we need to do some more professional development – but it all starts with the superintendent. We need to get one in here who lives in the district. That’s the start of it.” Superintendent Ralph Shell’s contract expires at the
end of next school year, and Ilhardt said finding his replacement is the biggest issue in his mind. “Hopefully Cunningham we can find somebody with a lot of knowledge like (Shell) has and a super personality like (former Superintendent) Neil (Leist) had,” he said. Mantel Greene agreed replacing Shell was one of the board’s biggest responsibilities and said it was the primary reason he was running. “I want to be part of the procIlhardt ess that selects a superintendent that will stick around for a while,” he said. Cunningham, a board member who voted to extend Shell’s contract, defended Mantel the board’s decision to re-up his contract earlier this year. “At the time, we were uncertain what our state budget would be. Mr. Shell went to bat Pennington for district very hard and got ... extra (money for the district) this year,” he said. “I clearly stated (when we approved his new contract) that this would be the last contract I would vote for Mr. Shell.” Cunningham said the upcoming election also made timing difficult for a comprehensive superintendent search. Greene, who was not on the board, disagreed with the deciSee CNE, Page A2
The Goshen Local School District was audited recently and its results came back “clean,” according to Treasurer Todd Shinkle. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
Goshen school audit comes back ‘clean’ Previous finding fully corrected By Keith BieryGolick email@example.com
GOSHEN — A recent audit of the Goshen Local School District showed nothing wrong with the district’s financial reporting. “The auditor’s job is to find something. It’s what they get paid to do,” said board member John Gray. In this case, no findings were issued against the district. In addition, a previous finding has been fully corrected, according to the audit. The district received a wire transfer for $259,752 in January 2012. The transfer was payment for a 2002 Certificate of Participation debt fund. When the district received the transfer, officials increased its general checking balance but did not record the transfer in its accounting system. This caused the district’s fund balance to be understated, according to the audit. “Failure to properly post transactions could result in in-
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accurate financial statements, reduce the accountability over district funds, and reduces the board’s ability to monitor financial activity and make informed financial decisions,” the audit stated. “We recommend the district implement controls to ensure that all transactions are properly posted. This will allow the District to report accurate balances and classifications.” The finding was listed as a material weakness in the audit - district officials did not agree. The finding was “very misleading,” according to the district’s official response recorded in the audit. “The district has controls in place to maintain accurate statements,” officials wrote. “I truly feel that one receipt out of thousands that are posted annually should not generate a comment to implement controls.” Audits are a good check and balance system for the district to be held accountable to taxpayers, said Superintendent Darrell Edwards. “The interesting thing about the audit is they are also
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checking for compliance on a few other issues that have nothing to do with financials,” he said. This year, the audit evaluated whether the school board updated its anti-bullying policy in accordance with the Ohio Revised Code. The most recent updates from the board included language prohibiting harassment of students “on a school bus” or by an “electronic act.” Although the audit came back “clean,” according to Treasurer Todd Shinkle, and the district received the Auditor of the State Award, there was room for improvement, Auditor of State Dave Yost wrote in a letter to the school board. Yost addressed athletic receipts, public records training, capital assets and student fundraiser forms. “Every control has a cost is the way I look at it,” Shinkle said. Nevertheless, the district implemented measures to address Yost’s recommendations. The audit studied a period from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. Vol. 33 No. 29 © 2013 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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sion to extend Shell’s contract but said that wouldn’t negatively affect the board if he was elected. “I would work with the
superintendent as much as I could,” he said. “But it’s important to start recruiting pretty soon and hopefully find someone willing to move into the district.” Ilhardt also voted for Shell’s extension and said the board didn’t want to rush into anything. “We’ve done that before. When January
comes around, whoever is on the board at that time needs to do a well thought out and responsible search for a superintendent,” he said. Pennington was the only member of the board to vote against Shell’s contract extension. Shell has contributed to the district’s drop in performance because he
was viewed as short-term solution, Pennington said. “I strongly feel any time you’re in an interim state and you stay in that interim state it’s not a positive thing – there are a lot of uncertainties,” he said. Mantel said the district’s report card isn’t as bad as it looks and if he was elected he would try to educate the public on
how to properly interpret it. “While there were some bad scores on there, a few bad scores don’t necessarily reflect poorly on the district, it reflects poorly on those demographics,” he said. “It’s learning how to read that report (card) as much as it is (about) raising those numbers.”
Clermont Northeastern FFA members attended the recent 52nd annual Farm Science Review held in London, Ohio. This trip was educational with students seeing different types of farming equipment, watching field demonstrations and seeing anything that is new in the agricultural industry. There were about 50 FFA members who went to the Farm Science Review from Clermont Northeastern. There were more than 600 different exhibits that students could walk through and receive pamphlets on different agricultural information. The members all gained new information and wrote a report on the trip.
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BRIEFLY Goshen Schools receives Auditor of State Award
A recent audit of Goshen Local Schools by the Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. Goshen Local School’s excellent record keeping has earned it the Auditor of State Award. Todd Shinkle, Treasurer of Goshen Local Schools Award, stated that the certificate “reflects the team effort of everyone in the district to make sure we are fiscally accountable to the citizens in our district”.
The Milford Exempted Village School District is conducting a community forum Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. in the Seipelt Cafeteria to discuss factors that will be considered in determining the site for the new Seipelt. All community mem-
bers are welcome. In May of this year, the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission has approved funding to build two new elementary schools to replace Seipelt Elementary and Boyd E. Smith Elementary. The state will entirely fund the project without any additional cost to taxpayers. Boyd E. Smith will remain on the same site and the district is reviewing site options for Seipelt on property on state Route 131 or on the current school lot. Construction is not expected to begin until the summer of 2014. Seipelt is located at 5684 Cromley Drive in Milford.
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Clermont County’s engineer’s office is clearing out some bonds to make sure unfinished work is done. County commissioners recently approved the release of three performance bonds for sidewalks, which are agreements that ensure a company will build sidewalks,
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Goshen Students Brittany Clark, left, Tommie Saylor, Courtney Turner and Morgan Huff. THANKS TO DARRELL
Jim and Janet Sanders at the Goshen Local Schools Senior Citizens Dinner. THANKS TO DARRELL EDWARDS
Goshen school district thanks seniors
Goshen Local Schools hosted its annual Senior Citizens Dinner on Oct. 11 to say thank you for their contributions to the school community. At the Fall Festival Celebration, seniors were treated to a home-cooked meal and entertainment from the Goshen High School Show Choir and Goshen High School Marching Band. Seniors were served their dinner by the Student Council and the Random Acts of Kindness Club. The photography class provided each senior that attended with a commemorative photograph.
Larry and Shirley Mohrfield at the Goshen Local Schools Senior Citizens Dinner. THANKS TO DARRELL
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Goshen programs recognized by the state
Three Goshen Local School Districts have been recognized by the Southwest Region of the Ohio School Boards Association. “Goshen Reads,” which is a volunteer run reading intervention program for students in kindergarten to third grade, was one of three programs in Southwest Ohio recognized as an “Outstanding Volunteer Program.” “Goshen Reads” is made up of “Just Reads” and “Project More” which has proven that by providing one on one tutoring by a caring volunteer in the community can contribute to closing the achievement gap with young readers. Individuals interested in volunteering can con-
tact Tori Herrera at 7222222. Spaulding Elementary School’s Invention Convention, where students create a step-by-step process to invent a new product or develop a new method for doing something to solve a problem, was recognized for presenting at the upcoming Ohio School Boards Association in Columbus in November. Marr/Cook Elementary’s Outdoor Classroom where teachers have created an outdoor learning lab that brings learning alive through gardens, wildlife tracking, composting and other outdoor activities, was recognized for presenting at the upcoming Ohio School Boards Association meeting as well.
Goshen Local School Districts have been recognized by the Southwest Region of the Ohio School Boards Association pictured: Todd Shinkle, left, Tom Turner, Sue Steele, Missy Smith, Tori Herrera, Jennifer Tunison, Lori West, Kristen Meiers, Troy Smith and John Benthien THANKS TO DARRELL EDWARDS
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CNE at district soil judging contest
MembersfromtheClermont Northeastern High School FFA chapter attended the district soil-judging contest at Niederman Farms in Butler County. Hannah Bowles who was a member of the rural soil judging team placed eighth individual overall in the district contest. Other members of the rural team were Alysa Irvin, Wesley Seitz, and Brian Switzer. The urban soil judging team members were Chris Lindsley, Jennifer Luce, Jasmine Eichenlaub and Alex Miller. At the soil judging, there were two different types of contests rural and
urban. Both contests had to take a soil test and a soil survey. The people participating in the rural soil contest had to look for the slope of soil, erosion or depth of soil, texture of Soil, and the drainage of the soil. The rural contest also had to look for land capability, land use and recommended conservation practices. For the students participating in the urban soil contest, they were looking for the degree of limitations for buildings with basements, septic tank absorption fields, driveways and local roads, lawns, gardens and landscaping.
Clermont Northeastern High school FFA members in the recent district soil judging contest. First row: Hannah Bowles, left, Alysa Irvin, Jasmine Eichenlaub and Jennifer Luce. Second row: Wesley Seitz, left, Chris Lindsley, Alex Miller and Brian Switzer. THANKS TO DAVID JELLEY
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The American Meteor Society, which tracks meteor spottings across the country, had received 12 reports from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana of the sighting as of 8:30 a.m. A man in Milford reported on the site that he saw the meteor at 7:05 a.m. “A flash caught my eye and I initially thought it was a lower flying
plane. But then saw the debris and knew what it was,” he wrote on the site. A spotter in the city of Hamilton reported seeing the fireball at 7:06 a.m. “Was just bright white when first seen, then the fire trail appeared for a few seconds, broke into two bright white pieces then disappeared,” she wrote on the society’s
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Maggie Klekamp, left, of Indian Hill, is surprised by what classmate Mary Claire Vollmer of Indian Hill finds in her dip net at the Greenacres pond. Mary Claire's dad, Griff, watches as his daughter picks through the mud, looking for signs of life. The girls are first-graders at Cincinnati Country Day School. THANKS TO CINDY KRANZ
Evie Kranias of Indian Hill watches as first-grade teacher Laura Rue of Loveland helps Famke van Dijk of Madeira take a dip net out of the Greenacres pond during a recent field trip. In the foreground, Bryce Snell of West Chester Township, tries his hand at pond dipping. THANKS TO CINDY KRANZ
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Sophia Choi of Loveland smiles as she hands an insect magnifier box to Zac Vaughan of Indian Hill. They and Kenzie Zimmers, right, of Symmes Township, right, take turns seeing what they and classmates found in the Greenacres pond. All are first-graders at Cincinnati Country Day.
incinnati Country Day first-graders recently ventured outdoors for a field trip to explore water in the natural world at the Greenacres pond site in Indian Hill. Students learned that the pond is composed of different habitats, each home to a variety of creatures with adaptations for life in a watery environment. The first-graders used dip nets at the pond to catch organisms for observation. They found: dragonfly nymphs, damselfly nymphs, fresh water mussels, water striders, tadpoles, boatman, water beetles and aquatic snails.
All were returned to the pond after students observed them through an insect magnifier box. First-graders used a Magiscope to view plankton. The students also heard about water availability in the field and woods, and checked logs for salamanders. At the stream table, they saw how water moves soil and creates channels that meander, just as real streams do. During the erosion trays demonstration, students saw how effectively plants hold soil in place.
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Cincinnati Country Day first-graders watch and react as they watch a water demonstration during a trip to Greenacres in Indian Hill. The students are, from left, Mary Claire Vollmer, Nikhil Shah and Henry Kohnen, all of Indian Hill. THANKS TO CINDY KRANZ Enguerrand Bonniol looks through an insect magnifier box to see organisms that he and his classmates found in the Greenacres pond in Indian Hill. The Madeira boy is a first-grader at Cincinnati Country Day School. THANKS TO CINDY KRANZ
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» Goshen juniors Brittany Clark and Courtney Turner ran 1-2 for the Warriors girls in the Division II district meet Oct. 19, leading the team to a fourthplace finish. Both advanced to the regional meet in Troy Oct. 26. Goshen finished fifth in the Division II boys meet; senior Daniel Hulsmeyer took fifth individually to advance. » McNicholas finished fifth in the Division II boys district meet Oct. 19 at Voice of America. Seniors Mark Flatt and Connor Nelson were 20th and 21st individually to lead the Rockets. On the girls side, McNick was district runner up behind Wyoming in Division II. Catherine Adams won the race individually in 20:25.80 as the Rockets advanced as a team to the regional meet Oct. 26 in Troy. » Milford sophomore E.J. Erdaty took eighth individually in the Division I boys district meet Oct. 19 and qualified for the Oct. 26 regional met at Troy. The Eagles took seventh as a team. On the girls side, Milford took ninth in the team standings.
» CNE beat Clinton Massie in straight sets Oct. 14 to open the Division II sectional tournament. The Rockets followed with four-set victory over New Richmond in the second round. Top-seeded Wyoming ended CNE’s season with a straight sets victory Oct. 19 for he sectional title. » Goshen fell in straight sets against Norwood in the opening round of the Division II sectional tournament. The Indians improved to a school-record 21-2 with the victory. » Milford reached the Division I sectional finals Oct. 19 after a pair of improbable wins. Down 2-0 against Fairfield Oct. 14 and Anderson Oct. 16, the Eagles rallied to with both matches 3-2. However, Mount Notre Dame rang midnight on the Cinderella story with a straightsets victory Oct. 19 in the sectional finals. » McNicholas won the Division II sectional title with a straight-sets victory Oct. 19 against Indian Hill. The second seeded Rockets posted threeset wins over Taft Oct. 14 and Taylor Oct. 16 to reach the finals. McNick plays Bellbrook for the district championship at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at Trent Arena.
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» Clermont Northeastern fell 48-18 against Williamsburg Oct. 18. The Rockets fell to 1-7 (1-2 Southern Buckeye Conference National). CNE is at New Richmond Oct. 25. » McNicholas High School beat Roger Bacon 36-7 Oct. 18. The Rockets improved to 6-2 (4-1 GCL Coed) with the victory and play Purcell Marian Oct. 25 at Mariemont. » Milford fell 23-2 against Turpin Oct. 18. The Eagles scored a safety just before halftime to get on the board, but mustered no offensive scoring. Milford fell to 3-5 (1-3 Eastern Cincinnati Conference). The Eagles are on the road at Walnut Hills Oct. 25. » Moeller defeated Indianapolis Cathedral 35-14 on Oct. 18. Senior Gus Ragland was 1117 passing for 217 yards and a touchdown to Isaiah Gentry. He also ran for 83 yards and a score. The Crusaders are at Lakewood St. Edward at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26.
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Goshen High School quarterback Isaac Hart (10) dodges the New Richmond defense during a 56-24 home loss to the Lions Oct. 18. PHILLIP HALE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS
Goshen lost to New Richmond 56-24 Oct. 18. The Warriors gave up a record-setting six rushing touchdowns to New Richmond’s Tyler
Anderson, who ran for 343 yards. The Warriors leveled their record at 4-4 (1-3 SBC American) and go on the road to face Blanchester Oct. 25.
Preseason fire sparks CNE girls to meet goals By Mark D. Motz firstname.lastname@example.org
OWENSVILLE — A bonfire this time of year sounds nice. A bonfire in the heat and humidity of August sounds a bit uncomfortable. Which it was. By design. The Clermont Northeastern volleyball team used the August fire to spark itself as part of a preseason bonding period that also included a scavenger hunt and the distribution of pledge cards. The cards asked each player to give110 percent each moment on the court, to rely on her teammates and to do her own job. They also listed team goals for the year. “We had two goals for the season,” CNE head coach Carmen Tobe said. “Win the Southern Buckeye Conference title and get past the first round of the (Division II sectional) tournament.” Players signed and kept the cards. And the goals? Check and check. The Rockets captured the Southern Buckeye National with a 9-1 league record while going 17-6 overall in the regular season. CNE beat Clinton Massie in straight sets in the opening round Oct. 14, then dispatched New Richmond 25-18, 25-19, 18-25, 25-17 to advance to the sectional finals Oct. 19 against top-seeded Wyoming. They lost 25-11, 25-7, 25-10. Junior setters Katie Hill and sophomore Lindsay Wright proved invaluable cogs in the Rocket engine. “I run a 6-2 (offense), but Katie Hill is really the setter,” Tobe said. “When you look at the statistics, they’re not comparable at all. Katie gets the majority of the sets. We swung Lindsay around to be more of a receiver and passer and she’s
Clermont Northeastern sophomore Lindsay Wright (8) makes a pass during an Oct. 16 sectional tournament win against New Richmond. MARK D. MOTZ/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
Clermont Northeastern junior setter Katie Hill (7) assists on a kill during the Division II sectional tournament Oct. 16 against New Richmond. The Rockets won in four sets to advance to the sectional finals Oct. 19. MARK D. MOTZ/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
really effective.” Hill said passes serve as boon and bane in her role as setter. “Good passes are the key,” she said. “When I get a good pass, I can put the ball anywhere. The hardest part
(about being a setter) is chasing the passes, because they aren’t always where they’re supposed to be.” Hill said communication is crucial in her position as well. She calls the serves and blocking schemes, offers encouragement to teammates and keeps a general running commentary going for the entire match. Not all of it is volleyball related. “I feel like when we focus on just volleyball, we get kind of tight,” she said. “I try to keep it loose on the floor.” Both Hill and Wright started playing volleyball in third grade. Both moved into club ball not long after, Hill with Positively Charged and Wright with Cincy East. “It just means we work really hard,” Wright said. “We knew that it would be tough because we graduated two good players from last year. After we lost to Williamsburg, we knew we had to bust our butts to win the league. When we beat them the second time we played, we knew we could reach our goals.”
MILFORD — The eight-mile loop the Milford High School boys cross country team traverses around campus every other week is less like Fight Club – no first and second rules forbid discussing the loop – and more like a penance. While the loop tests and toughens body and mind like Fight Club, especially for runners used to competing at 3.1 miles, it’s not exactly a secret. Eagles head coach Dave Ackerman mapped it out and ran it himself back in 2000 or 2001, after missing a marathon workout with a buddy. He ran it hard and shared his time with his team. In the dozen or so years since, the loop has become a badge of honor for Milford runners vying to land on the list of top 10 loop times. Sophomore A.J. Erdaty made the list this season running at a sub-six-minute-mile pace to do so. In a more official capacity, Erdaty cracked the 17-minute barrier in the Eastern Cincinnati Conference meet to take fifth place in the league. He hopes to drop another 15 seconds from his time by the end of the season and reach the Division I regional meet, if not state. “A couple of my teammates have run faster the last couple of weeks,” he said. “They’re pushing me (notably junior John Brown, who was a mere four second behind Erdaty in the ECC meet) and that’s going to help me get faster.” Erdaty likes the singular and lengthy nature of cross country. “I run distance in track, but all of track isn’t focused on distance running or even running at all,” he said. “That’s what I like about cross country. It’s all about running a distance and the work you do to get ready for it. “During practice it’s really important that you run together as a team, that you push one another. During a race, you’re so tired you can’t really focus on anything but your own run, so you have to trust the practice you put in with your team.” Ackerman said Erdaty has the team element down pat. “He leads very simply by going out and leading the runners every single practice,” he said. “Yeah, somebody may pass him for a bit, but he’s right there in front of everybody all the time. “AJ is consistent. As fresh-
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Milford High School sophomore A.J. Erdaty helped the Eagles to a third-place finish in the Eastern Cincinnati Conference and has his eye on the state cross county meet. MARK D. MOTZ/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
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man coming into the high school program, his ability to run the two mile (distance middle schoolers run) and have very even splits across the board was remarkable. He is within a few seconds at every interval. “He’s not going to fade. He’s not going to die and
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» CNE got a first-round bye in the Division III tournament, but lost 9-0 to Clark Montessori Oct. 19 in the second. » Goshen got a firstround bye in the Division II sectional tournament, but lost 5-0 to Indian Hill in the second round Oct. 19 » McNicholas had a first-round bye in the Division II sectional tournament. The Rockets beat Batavia 5-0 in the second round Oct. 19. Secondseeded McNick advanced to face fourth-deeded Wyoming for the sectional title Oct. 22 after deadlines. The winner advances to meet the winner of the Fenwick-Waynesville game for the district title on Oct. 26. » Milford beat Colerain 7-1 to open the Division I sectional tournament Oct. 15. The Eagles came back with a 4-2 win over Hamilton Oct. 19 to advance to the sectional title game against topseeded Mason Oct. 22 after deadlines. The winner meets Walnut Hills or Elder Oct. 26 for district title.
» CNE lost 7-1 against Taylor Oct. 14 in the first round of the Division II sectional tournament . » Goshen lost 4-1 to Wilmington Oct. 14 in the first round of the Division II sectional tournament. » McNicholas beat Northwest 7-0 Oct. 15 in the Division II sectional tournament. The secondseeded Rockets advanced to meet ninth-seeded Wilmington for the sectional title Oct. 21 after deadlines. The winner plays Oct. 24 for the district championship against either Indian Hill or Clinton Massie. » Milford had a firstround bye in the Division I sectional tournament and beat Mount Notre Dame 2-1 Oct 17 in the second. The Eagles faced second-
The Milford High School boys soccer team celebrates with head coach Brian Croston after becoming the winningest coach in school history THANKS TO THE MILFORD ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT
to a 4-0 halftime lead and never looked back as Croston was able to break a tie with Alan Grothaus, currently a Milford assistant coach, and sit atop the
school’s victory list as just the fifth coach in school history. Croston was quick to credit his players, as well as Grothaus, for helping him achieve the rec-
he’s not going to choke. He’s going to be right near the front.” Which is where Erdaty prefers to be. “I always try to stay with the lead pack and then make my move in the last 400 meters,” Erdaty said. Erdaty played select soccer growing up, spending eight years as a midfielder. He took up cross country in eighth grade and found a new sporting
interest. (“Sporting” because Erdaty is more than an athlete. Among other things, he is a Boy Scout who spent two weeks hiking through Utah over the summer and a musician who plays clarinet in the Milford band.) “I found a sport I was really good at – not that I was bad at soccer – but that I really enjoyed,” Erdaty said. “Definitely the mind-clearing part of it. It’s relaxing.”
seeded Mason after deadlines Oct. 21 for the sectional title. The winner meets Beavercreek or Troy Oct. 24 in the district finals.
quad with McNicholas sophomore Frankie Dailey, Anderson freshman Ana Absalon, homeschool freshman Lindsey Marquez, and Glen Este eighth-grader Hailey Boso brought home a bronze in their maiden race. The high school men’s quad of home-school junior Abe Mancino, Batavia junior Ben Marquez, Batavia junior Justin Dunham, and home-school junior Ricky Vandegrift took silver. Dailey took second in the women’s open lightweight single race.
» Moeller shot 333 as a team in on the first day of the Division I state tournament Oct. 18 putting them in seventh-place. Junior Nick Gruber led with an 80, followed by senior Mitch Lamping with an 83. On day two, the Crusaders shot 322 and finished fifth overall. Junior Quinn Sullivan and sophomore Jake Fox shot 80. Lamping led Moeller with the best two-day score of 164.
» The Clermont Crew enjoyed perfect weather conditions in Columbus for the Speakmon Memorial Regatta with 38 other crews. The high school women’s varsity quad featuring McNicholas junior Randi Dailey, McNicholas junior Molly Kidwell, Milford junior Emily Anno and Glen Este junior Ashley Collins took first in their race. The high school women’s varsity B
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» UC Clermont beat Central State 25-13, 25-16, 25-6 Oct. 17 on its senior night to improve to 18-2. Graduating seniors Becca Walton (Mercy) and Haley Weber (Mariemont) were honored in pregame ceremonies. The Cougars hosted and won the Ohio Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament Oct. 20 with a 25-14, 25-15, 25-11 semifinal win over Southern State CC and a 25-20, 26-24, 25-16 victory against Clark State CC in the finals. UC Clermont improved to 21-3.
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showering the Colerain defense with shot after shot before finally breaking through in the match’s 19th minute. Scoring were: Senior Thomas Moore, senior Andrew Giltmier (2), senior Logan Bartsch, senior Grant Galvin, junior Mitchell Wenzler and junior Xander Johnson. The Cardinals finally dented the scoreboard in the 67th minute with a goal by senior Johnny Moeller . Milford, seeded 11th, beat No. 23 Hamilton 4-2 before taking on Mason Oct. 22, after deadline.
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The Milford High School boy’s soccer team gave eighth-year head coach Brian Croston his 100th career win and the top spot on MHS’ all-time wins list in style as the Eagles rolled to a 7-1 win over Colerain in the opening round of the OHSAA Tournament on Oct. at Eagle Stadium. The victory propels Milford into the next round of sectional play where they will host Hamilton on Saturday night, again inside Eagle Stadium. Milford (12-5-0) raced
here,” Croston reflected. “The season we had 17 wins (2008) was just a fantastic year; we didn’t lose a game until the regional final and I think we were ranked in the top-20 in the nation at one point. Alan (Grothaus) has been my assistant the entire time and he was head coach for 10 years here. It’s really an honor to work with Alan and learn so much from him. Alan himself was a great player here and he got the program going and on the soccer map. It’s just cool to be a part of it.” The Eagles’ offense quickly went to work,
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board membership to advance myself, or anyone affiliated with me. My motivations are based solely upon Alex seeing CNE Cunningham COMMUNITY PRESS students succeed. There GUEST COLUMNIST should be no question of ulterior motives or personal agenda. I don’t need a disclaimer, I just want to see CNE succeed. 3. Have a common sense approach - Like many people in our district, I grew up in the household of a small business owner. An entrepreneurial environment fosters common sense thought. We did not have the luxury of frivolous
expenditures. I bring that same common sense approach to the school board. We must live within our financial means. I ask the simple questions that allow me to make decisions that reflect the values of the community. 4. Should not attempt to be an administrator - The school board employs a superintendent to administer the day-today activities of the district. Board members do not sit on interview panels, nor should they. I will not vote to overwrite the recommendations of an interview committee in order to promote my personal preferences. When five board members attempt to administrate, chaos ensues. Answering to six different bosses is not fair to any employee. As a board member I will continue
to stick to my responsibilities: Charting the direction of the district, and selecting superintendent/treasurer. As your school board member you will be able to count on me to consistently represent the values of our community while seeking out the best interests of our students, without the need for any disclaimers. I invite you to find out more about me, and how I stand on specific issues like common core, finding a superintendent, and state test scores, by visiting my website, www.keepcunningham.com or reaching out to me via email, firstname.lastname@example.org Alex Cunnningham is a candidate for CNE school board.
Vote to make a difference in Goshen Twp. My name is Jeff Scheadler, 47, and I am running for the office of trustee for Goshen Township this November. I have lived and supported Goshen all of my life, graduating from Goshen High School in 1984. In 1988, I married my best friend and love of my life, Terri Scheadler. Together we have raised twins, Travis and Tiffany, who are top of their senior class at GHS and are heading to college next year. For 16 years, I have owned my own business in Goshen, Scheadler Underground. For 12 years, I have coached youth soccer teams for Goshen Youth Soccer Association (GYSA), beginning with my son’s team. I am the president of the association and my wife is the district representative. The board members and I have spent countless hours in soccer to bring the program
to the prestige it is at today. We found and leased property to construct the 12-acre field that GYSA Jeff calls home Scheadler COMMUNITY PRESS and has even held regional GUEST COLUMNIST tournaments while I have been president. I was president of the Park Board that found and began the construction of Marr Park next to Goshen Middle School. I have been awarded and recognized numerous times for my volunteerism and success in Goshen. I received the “Clermont 20/20 Salute to Leaders” award in March of 2008 for my commitment to GYSA and I received the “LOGI’S Goshen Community Award for volunteerism in
May of 2008. I have even been recognized by Linda Fraley, Jean Schmidt, the Ohio Senate, and the Ohio House of Representatives for my service, commitment, and dedication. I want to take all of these values and success into office with me as trustee to serve the community in another way and help Goshen thrive. I want to bring more businesses to Goshen and use the profits to fund and improve our fire department, police department, and maintenance department of Goshen. As a community, I want Goshen to have a larger voice in activities throughout Clermont County, so our community may obtain more grants from the state to fund a variety of projects in our community. Not just our community, but each individual citizen should be able to have a
voice. I will unify Goshen to hear every single issue any citizen offers to my attention. Above all, the biggest thing to being a trustee is to be honest and tell the people of Goshen the truth. I am going to confront our problems and work, to the best of my ability to solve these problems. Goshen is the perfect place to live, grow, and raise a family just like I’ve done. Our township is incredible, but we have issues that need to be fixed. With my hard work and dedication as recognized through multiple awards, I can get things done. I can make a difference – we can make a difference. All it takes to make this change is your vote. Let’s make Goshen the township we want it to be. Jeff Scheadler is a candidate for Goshen Township trustee.
CH@TROOM Last week’s question The Ohio legislature is considering limiting non-family passengers in a teenager’s car, and establishing a 10 p.m. curfew for teen drivers. Is this a good idea? Why or why not?
“Put yourself in the position of a police officer who has to enforce such a law. Unless someone is stopped for another offense, how is an officer to know who is a “teenager”? How many young looking adults would get stopped and how many older looking teens would be missed? Who is a family member? “How easy is it for your friend to become your “brother or sister” if stopped? Nothing requires the family member to produce ID. This might look like a good idea to some people but it is totally unenforceable. Why waste our legislature’s time with no real result?” F.S.D.
“Limiting number of passengers and the curfew are both fine ideas, but good luck to the authorities enforcing it. “Unfortunately, they don’t catch enough speeders, redlight runners, texting drivers, or drunken idiots as it is. “It’ll take a lot more police and troopers on the roads to
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make a dent in all the reckless teenage driving that occurs, especially on weekends during the warm months; meanwhile, the body count will continue to rise, and safe teen drivers will suffer because of the morons.” TRog
“If this is for a first-year teenaged driver, I am all for it. The first year an average teenager has much peer pressure and usually is the one who is delegated to do all the driving. “They are not experienced enough as not to let distractions interfere with their driving, and cell phones are the largest part of distraction.” O.H.R.
“Profiling, as a cop, is ongoing and covers a lot of stereotypes. One that gets you in trouble is a car full of anybody.
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No disclaimers – kids are top priority My name is Alex Cunningham. It has been a privilege to serve CNE as a school board member for the past 10 months. I would appreciate your vote on Nov. 5 to allow me to continue to serve the district. What qualities should a qualified school board member possess? A board member should: 1. Have a vested interest in the school - I am a lifetime resident of the CNE school district. My oldest child started kindergarten this year and will be followed by my other children in the coming years. There has never been a question as to where my family would call home, we are Rockets for life. 2. Put CNE students first - I have no aspirations to use
Could be 80-year-olds. “The only reason such a law makes sense in today’s overbearing and over-reacting world is that you need to keep your kids out of the cop’s computer. Once your kid gets in there he has to wear that Scarlet letter in front of all his future bosses. “Geezle. Can’t even ride around for fun any more.” K.P.
“Yes, it’s a very good idea. Many other states have already adopted longer training periods and longer probationary periods for young drivers. “Statistics prove that among the causes of teenage automobile accidents, inexperience, distractions and a feeling of invincibility are at the top of the list. “A17-year-old driving with a gang of kids in the car, stereo blasting, is a recipe for disaster. Studies show that older adults slow down and drive more cautiously when passengers are in the car. “It is the opposite with young drivers. They become more aggressive. “With regard to the curfew, I’m sure accommodations could be made for the teen who needs to drive home from work after 10 p.m.
“Let the kids start learning to drive at an earlier age, limit the number of passengers they can have, keep them off the roads late at night. “Give them a chance to become good, safe drivers and we’ll all be safer and live longer.” R.W.J.
“Republicans wants less government, so why is the Ohio Legislature, which is controlled by Republicans, discussing this at all? Talking out both sides of their mouths again. “Parents need to supervise their children, not the government. Government needs to stay out of our personal lives.” D.G.B.
“In the viewpoints section on 10-16-2013, about last week’s question: someone said that Obama said back in 2007 that if we had insurance now and are happy with it we don’t have to change to the Affordable Care Act. “I think this person missed something because now you do have to get off that insurance and get it where you work if it it is offered for you.”
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Let’s work to bring state park back to life I have a vision and a plan. Why me? A former trustee ... with five years trustee experience … A Vietnam veteran … A resident of Wayne Township for 20 years … proud of it! … Our greatest asset is Stonelick Lake and Park … I have a plan for keeping our park, enhancing it while retaining our rural atmosphere ... Bringing in outside money and creating local jobs. Dennis Elchlinger
What is in it for you?
It is of vital importance that the state does not sell the park. Keep it – develop it – manage it – and prosper from it. We can create a clean, safe, enjoyable, natural environment for Wayne Township and surrounding communities. Our plans include: expanding on the Friends of Stonelick Lake’s fantastic work by adding a ranger’s station, restaurants, a historic bed and breakfast, wedding pavilion, club house, expanded walking, biking and horse trails, music in the park, youth and senior skill training, educational programs and much more. All of this leads to local jobs.
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Is the heart of our township. With cooperation, local residents and organizations working together, the lake and park will become a tremendous asset while retaining our rural atmosphere. Selling off the Park to a developer is like placing a bandage on a cut artery. We need to build on the lake and surrounding area, enhance our local businesses, and bring life back to our community. Let’s get started by bringing our park back to life by working and prospering together. Don’t sell the park – keep it – fix it – profit from it.
Your trustees need
A plan for the future of our township, not just a ho-hum attitude. And I have a plan. We need to promote our township and bring it back to life. There is no better way of doing this than by developing and expanding what we have. Let’s bring our park and lake back to life.
Together and once more become the heart of Clermont County. I served as trustee from 2005 to 2009 and learned a lot. I would like another chance to use my experience and knowledge for you, the citizens of Wayne Township. A vote for me brings in two people. My wife of 41 years, Elizabeth, continues to inspire me with her plans, her thoughts and her ideas for the betterment of our community. Together we are a team. Dennis Elchlinger is a candidate for Wayne Township trustee.
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013
PEOPLE | IDEAS | RECIPES
The Star Wars event brought both Yoda and Darth Vader - James Mahoney, 4, left, and Evan Stephenson, 3. Both are residents of Kenwood.
Ann Mays, left, of Morrow, adjusts the Jawa costume on her daughter, Riley, 7.
Clone troopers Benjamin Sonnier, 3, left, and Oliver Parker, 4, make friends with R2-D2. Both are residents of Oakley.
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arth Vader, Yoda and R2-D2 were just a few of the visitors to a recent Star Wars Reads Day at the Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore and Decafe. The national event promoted reading and costumed participation by youngsters. Activities included a story time and crafts.
Colum Scott, 8, left, of Norwood, and Kieran Mahoney, 8, of Kenwood, listen to an adventure featuring Star Wars characters.
Photos by Forrest Sellers/The Community Press
Cade Mays, 12, of Morrow, dressed the part of a Jawa.
This is the droid Alex Zimmer, 8, left, and his sister. Nicole, 13, are looking for. Also shown is their mother, Juliann, of Milford.
Children's illustrator Chris Reiff, left, who has drawn illustrations for several Star Wars books, signs a book for Elinor Jackson, 3, of Pleasant Ridge. Reiff is a resident of Norwood.
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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, OCT. 24 Dining Events Taste of Nature: Marvelous Mushrooms, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Dr. Maribeth Hassett from Miami University talks about “The Incredible Diversity of Fungi” while Elegant Fare produces mushroom dishes to sample. Ages 21 and up. $12, $8 members. Registration required. 831-1711. Union 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; www.jazzercise.com. 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. 478-6783. 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.
FRIDAY, OCT. 25 Dining Events Fish Fry, 5:30-8 p.m., Fraternal Order of Eagles 2289, 265 Foundry Ave., Fish, fries, coleslaw, dessert, hush puppies and coffee. Carryout available. $8, $4 sandwich only. Children: $4. 732-9035. Batavia. 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.
Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford. SilverSneakers Yoga Stretch, 9-10:15 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, Call for pricing. 478-6783. Union Township. 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.
Health / Wellness Mobile Heart Screenings, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Kroger Mount Carmel, 550 Ohio 32, Several screening packages available to test risk of heart attack, stroke, aneurysm and other major diseases. Appointment required. 866-819-0127; www.mercyhealthfair.com. Mount Carmel.
Holiday - Halloween U-Pick Pumpkins, 4 p.m., Simmons Farms, 3020 Schaller Road, Open until dark. Two acres of Biggie Howden, Connecticut Field, Snack Face and lots of
white pumpkins ready for picking. Also selling: honey, jams, apple butter, eggs and more. Hay rides for young children and trebuchet (pumpkin chunkin’) for older children. Through Oct. 27. Free admission. 734-3117; www.facebook.com/ SimmonsFarms. Bethel. Community Trick or Treat, 6-7 p.m., Clermont Nursing & Convalescent Center, 934 State Route 28, 831-1770. Milford. Clermont County Haunted Trail, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Clermont County Fairgrounds, 1000 Locust St., Voted one of Clermont County’s best value attractions. Benefits youth baseball. $10. 732-0522. Owensville.
Music - Acoustic Michael Paulik and Jeff Boeh, 8 p.m., Green Kayak Market and Eatery, 204 Front St., Free. 843-6040; www.greenkayakmarket.com. New Richmond.
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; www.clermontpetsalive.org. Eastgate.
SATURDAY, OCT. 26 Art Events South Milford Artisan Show, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Milford Pottery at Arrowhead Farm, 780 Garfield Ave., Handcrafted pottery, jewelry, copper work, stained glass, fine art and fabric creations by area artist. Tours of historic Arrowhead Farm Home at 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m. daily. Free admission and parking. Presented by Milford Pottery. 831-0412. Milford.
Clubs & Organizations Clermont County Historical Society Meeting, 12:30 p.m., UC Clermont Campus, 4200 Clermont College Drive, Room 143, Snyder Hall. Jim Schaffer presents program on Civil War 59th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, which drew its members from eastern Clermont and western Brown counties. Free. Presented by Clermont County Historical Society. 753-8672; clermonthistoric.org. Batavia. 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; www.tops.org. Amelia.
Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; www.jazzercise.com. 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.
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.
Holiday - Halloween U-Pick Pumpkins, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Simmons Farms, Free admission. 734-3117; www.facebook.com/SimmonsFarms. Bethel. Nightmare of Bristol Lake Haunted House, 7-9 p.m., Nightmare of Bristol Lake Haunted House, Covedale Lane, Scary fun to any costume wearer. Free haunted house and graveyard, enter at your own risk. Free. 767-6844. Amelia. Clermont County Haunted Trail, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Clermont County Fairgrounds, $10. 7320522. Owensville.
Literary - Crafts LEGO Club, 10-11 a.m., Union Township Branch Library, 4450 Glen Este-Withamsville Road, Attendees ages 5-12 invited to participate in themed challenges or build freestyle. Free. Registration required. 528-1744. Union Township.
Music - Oldies
Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; www.jazzercise.com. 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; www.zumbawithkc.com. 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.
Cardio Kick Boxing, 6:30-7:30 p.m., ATA Taekwondo of Cincinnati, $5. 652-0286. Union Township.
TUESDAY, OCT. 29
Holiday - Halloween
Exercise Classes Take a Perimeter Hike from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Cincinnati Nature Center at Long Branch Farm and Trails, 6926 Gaynor Road, Goshen Township. The hike will start and end at the white Creekside Barn, staying on outer trails. Participants must be at least 18 and should pack lunch and water bottle for a lunch stop at the overlook platform. The cost is $8, free for members. Registration is required. Call 831-1711.FILE PHOTO
ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to www.cincinnati.com and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.cincinnati.com and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. 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; greatscottdiner.com. Amelia.
Nature Bird Walk, 8-10 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Long Branch Farm and Trails, 6926 Gaynor Road, Spend morning looking for fall migrating birds. Ages 18 and up. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711. Goshen Township. Black Walnut Collecting, Cracking and Crafts, 12:30-4 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Remove walnut husks with a corn sheller, crack walnuts and savor fresh nutmeats, then create crafts with walnut shells or hull ink. Members free; non-members pay daily admission. 831-1711. Union Township. Perimeter Hike, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Long Branch Farm and Trails, 6926 Gaynor Road, Start and end at white Creekside Barn, staying on outer trails. Pack lunch and water bottle for lunch stop at overlook platform. Ages 18 and up. $8, free for members. Registration required. 831-1711. Goshen Township. Ice Cream Made From Native Trees, 3-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Develop appreciation for pawpaw, persimmon, spicebush, sassafras and black walnut, while enjoying handmade ice creams created from each species. $12, $8 members. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township. Family Night Prowl for Wolves, Coyotes and Foxes, 7-9 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Nighttime adventure searching for signs of predators who roam wildlands. $8, free for members. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township.
Pets Pet Adoptions, 1-4 p.m., Peppermint Pig, 8255 Beechmont Ave., Cats and dogs available for adoption. 474-0005; www.peppermintpig.org. 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; www.clermont-
petsalive.org. Milford. Clermont Pets Alive Pet Adoptions, 1-5 p.m., Petco, 1087 Ohio 28, Cats and dogs available for adoption. Free. Presented by Clermont Pets Alive. 279-2276; www.clermontpetsalive.org. Milford.
SUNDAY, OCT. 27 Art Events South Milford Artisan Show, Noon-5 p.m., Milford Pottery at Arrowhead Farm, Free admission and parking. 831-0412. Milford.
Exercise Classes Cardio Kick Boxing, 7-8 p.m., ATA Taekwondo of Cincinnati, 4240 Mount 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.
Holiday - Halloween Halloween Boo Bash, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 4312 Amelia Olive Branch Road, Food, drinks, games, trick or treating, crafts and costume judging. Free haunted house for children. Family friendly. Free. 732-1400; www.emmanuel-umc.com. Batavia. U-Pick Pumpkins, Noon-4 p.m., Simmons Farms, Free admission. 734-3117; www.facebook.com/ SimmonsFarms. Bethel. Howloween Costume Parade, 1-2:30 p.m., KennelResorts, 5825 Meadowview Drive, Dogs dressed up in costumes, games, costume prizes, adoption vendors and food. Free. 831-7297. Milford.
Pets Clermont Pets Alive Pet Adoptions, 1-5 p.m., PetSmart, Free. 279-2276; www.clermontpetsalive.org. Milford.
MONDAY, OCT. 28 Auctions Charity Quarter Auction, 7:30-9 p.m., Butterbee’s Neighborhood Grill, 4022 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road, Different charity picked each month. Free admission. Presented by Reps for Charity. 252-5343. Union Township.
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. 683-0150; www.lovelandfm.com. Loveland.
Literary - Book Clubs Armchair Travel Book Club, 6-7:30 p.m., Union Township Branch Library, 4450 Glen EsteWithamsville Road, Free. 5281744. Union Township.
Literary - Libraries Classic Film Matinee, 2-4 p.m., Union Township Branch Library, 4450 Glen Este-Withamsville Road, Free. 528-1744. Union Township.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 30 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.
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; www.milfordfirstumc.org. Milford.
Education Job Readiness with Workforce One, 2-4 p.m., Union Township Branch Library, 4450 Glen EsteWithamsville Road, Learn about various components and stages of job readiness, such as resume writing, networking and interview techniques. For ages 16 and up. Free. Registration required. 528-1744. Union Township.
Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5. 240-5180; www.zumbawithkc.com. Bethel.
Music - Acoustic Kevin Fox, 7-10 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Free. 324-7643. Loveland.
THURSDAY, OCT. 31 Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; www.jazzercise.com. 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. Nightmare of Bristol Lake Haunted House, 6-9 p.m., Nightmare of Bristol Lake Haunted House, Free. 767-6844. Amelia.
FRIDAY, NOV. 1 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. 4767522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford. SilverSneakers Yoga Stretch, 9-10:15 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, Call for pricing. 478-6783. Union Township. Chair/Mat Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, $6 drop-in or $50 for 10 classes. 237-4574. Amelia.
Pets Clermont Pets Alive Pet Adoptions, 4-8 p.m., PetSmart Eastgate, Free. 279-2276; www.clermontpetsalive.org. Eastgate.
SATURDAY, NOV. 2 Clubs & Organizations Clermont County Genealogical Society Meeting, 1 p.m., Doris Wood Branch Library, 180 S. Third St., Program: Exploring the Genealogical Resources of the Cincinnati History Library and Archives. Free, visitors welcome. 723-3423; www.rootsweb.com/~ohclecgs/. Batavia. TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 9:30-11 a.m., Amelia United Methodist Church, Free. 417-6772; www.tops.org. Amelia.
Craft Shows Loveland High School Arts and Crafts Expo, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Loveland High School, 1 Tiger Trail, Craft show with more than 200 vendors, raffle, lunch and more. $2 adults. Presented by Loveland Athletic Boosters. 476-5187; www.lovelandathleticboosters.com. Loveland. County Store, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 8101 Beechmont Ave., Parish Hall. Unique handcrafted items for adults, children and the home. Gifts, Christmas ornaments and decorations, Jerry’s famous homemade jellies and marmalades, bake sale and Granny’s Attic Collectibles. Raffle items available. Benefits Interparish Ministry, YWCA House of Peace, Diocesan Camporship, sponsorship child at El Hogar in Honduras and parish outreach programs. Free. 474-4445; www.sainttimothys.com. Anderson Township. RiverStage Craft Show, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Market Street School Auditorium, 212 Market St., Artists, crafters and vendors. Benefits RiverStage Theatre. Free admission. Reservations required. Presented by RiverStage Theatre. 543-9149; riverstagenewrichmond.org. New Richmond.
OCTOBER 23, 2013 • CJN-MMA • B3
Scare up terrific treats for Halloween
I didn’t realize that Halloween is the second most commercially successful and decorated holiday right behind Christmas. We decorate with produce from the garden, like birdRita house Heikenfeld gourds, RITA’S KITCHEN pumpkins, winter squash and field corn. Pretty generic compared to a lot of folks. Halloween is fun for me since I get to see the little ones in their costumes and go “begging” with them. I also learned that the kids don’t use the word “begging” and have no clue as to what it means. I have fun telling them about the meaning and how my siblings and I went “begging” through our neighborhood when we were kids oh, so long ago.
4 cups coarsely chopped salted pretzels Caramel2 cups sugar 1 ⁄2 cup water 2 ⁄3 cup whipping cream 2 cups mini marshmallows
Deb Goulding’s bourbon bacon caramel popcorn
This is fun for the kids. Let them scoop the flesh and seeds out of little pumpkins. The seeds can be roasted at about 300 degrees. I like to toss them with melted butter or olive oil, shake on some garlic powder, seasoning salt or cayenne pepper. You can do whatever you want with them. Roast for about 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
I promised you this recipe and you’ll be glad I did. Deb, executive chef at the Price Hill Kroger, was a guest on my cable show. She made her now-famous bourbon bacon caramel popcorn. Definitely an adult snack for Halloween! For my traditional caramel corn recipe, check out my blog. 3 strips applewood smoked bacon 1 3 oz. bag popcorn, plain (popped) 1 ⁄2 cup butter, unsalted 1 cup dark brown sugar 1 ⁄4 cup maple syrup 1 ⁄3 cup bourbon 2 tablespoons vanilla extract 1 ⁄4 teaspoon salt 1 ⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
Heat oven to 250 degrees. Fry bacon and set aside on papered tray to cool. Spread popcorn on papered tray and crumble bacon over top. In medium saucepan, add butter, brown sugar and maple syrup, then bring to boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add the bourbon, vanilla extract, salt and baking soda, and stir until thoroughly mixed. Pour the caramel mixture over the popcorn and stir to coat. Put in oven on sprayed cookie sheets for 1 hour and stir up the popcorn every 15 minutes.
Caramel popcorn, peanut and pretzel bars Doesn’t this sound good? I’m definitely going to make this treat. Thanks to Mary J. who gave this to me. “Salty and sweet all at the same time,” she said. 12 cups plain popped popcorn 1 generous cup salted peanuts or favorite salted nuts, coarsely chopped
Rita shares the recipe for Deb Goulding’s famous bourbon bacon caramel popcorn.THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.
Spray a 9-inch by 13inch baking dish. Mix together popcorn, peanuts and pretzels. Put sugar and water in a nonstick or heavy medium saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Boil, without stirring, until mixture looks amber colored, about 8-12 minutes. Remove from heat and slowly whisk in heavy cream. Be careful - cream will sputter. Stir in marshmallows until melted. Using sprayed spatula, pour over popcorn mixture until everything is coated. Pour into pan. Spay a piece of foil and use that to press mixture evenly. Cool and cut into bars. Store at room temperature, covered.
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You make small choices every day.
Halloween hash in pumpkin bowls
1 pound lean ground beef 1 cup chopped onion 1 teaspoon garlic, minced 1 cup stewed tomatoes Corn, start with 1 generous cup and go from there Chili powder, salt and pepper to taste 1 ⁄4 pound grated cheddar cheese plus extra for sprinkling on top Nachos or large Fritos for scooping
Cook beef, onion and garlic until meat is done. Add tomatoes and corn. Cover and simmer over low heat 10 minutes. Stir in cheese. Serve with nachos and more cheese.
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Keep those Jack-OLanterns plump. Mix 2 tablespoons vinegar and a teaspoon of lemon juice into 3 cups of water. Brush over carved areas. After it dries, rub carved surfaces with petroleum jelly.
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Careful because E-Quick debit card can have issues Many people love to use debit cards to pay for things because they are fast and convenient. Even the state of Ohio uses such cards for child support payments. But a local woman said she ran into major problems recently when she tried to use her card. Joann Cafferky of Batavia has used an EQuick debit card from the child support bureau for several years without a problem. But she had an issue recently when she tried to withdraw money from an ATM machine. “I put my card in, entered my pin number
Later, after checking her child support account online, Cafferky said she learned, “When they processed it the first time they took my money out.” That happened even though the machine said it couldn’t be done and – more importantly – Cafferky never got the money. I went to the standalone ATM machine in Milford and found it was now working. The big problem is proving it wasn’t working correctly when Cafferky tried to withdraw her funds. She had complained to managers at Fifth Third Bank and the E-Quick card but
and it said, ‘Processing, please wait.’ In less then a minute it said, ‘Can’t process Howard this transAin action at HEY HOWARD! this time, try again later.’” When she tried again, Cafferky said she received a notice that there were insufficient funds in her account. She wanted $440, and knew the money was there, but received the same notice when she tried again to withdraw the funds.
was told it could be several weeks before she’d get an answer. “It’s $440, and to me that’s a car payment and electric bill, my daughter’s lunch money. That’s what the money was for and I’m waiting on it and they’re telling me I’m going to have to wait 45 to 90 days,” Cafferky said. Cafferky said she had to borrow money from her family in order to pay her bills. In the meantime, I contacted Fifth Third Bank and the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services in Columbus, which manages the child support
payment program. Fifth Third bank workers checked the ATM machine records and found there was a problem on the day in question. They then returned the money to Cafferky’s E-Quick card. A spokesman for the state of Ohio tells me Cafferky and others do not have to use a debit card in order to get their child support money. They can get a check mailed to them or, better yet, they can have their money deposited directly into their bank account. That direct deposit is something I highly recommend because it not
only assures quick access to your funds, but it lets you avoid fees associated with that E-Quick card. You get one free withdrawal from the card each month, but then must pay 75 cents for each subsequent withdrawal – and those fees can add up. Cafferky said she agrees with me and will switch to direct deposit into her bank account. Howard Ain’s column appears bi-weekly in the Community Press newspapers. He appears regularly as the Troubleshooter on WKRC-TV Local 12 News. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Solve a mystery over dinner Indian Hill Church is conducting a Mystery Event Dinner at 6:30 p.m., on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8 and 9. Tickets are available for Friday night, Saturday night or both nights. Who knows what intrigue will play out as the P.L.O.T.T. Performers of Milford join with Indian
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The Rev. Anne Wrider with Indian Hill Church ponders the clues. Indian Hill Church is conducting a Mystery Event Dinner at 6:30 p.m., on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8 and 9.
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Rehab finished, but doc says no fishing yet Howdy Folks, It is going good here at our house. I finished rehab last week. This will save us some mileage and gasoline. Friday we went to the Bick Primary School here in Bethel along with Jim Rees to help with the grandparents tea. There was a big crowd. This was the second time for us and for Jim. We put out 300 cookies, two to a napkin. Poured tea for the grandparents and orange drink for the children. The Bethel Lions Club members took turns last week and Tuesday and Wednesday of this week to serve. The Lions Club helps the school in several different ways. Tuesday we went to the Adult Day Care Center at the Clermont Senior Services and talked to the seniors. This is very enjoyable for us.
George Rooks OLE FISHERMAN
There are probably 50 or so. I talked about the things they did when they were kids, especially at Halloween; this
pleases them. Last week I woke up one morning and Chessy was sleeping on my pillow. She stretches out and that takes up over half of the pillow. While we were watching television the other evening we were having a snack. Chessy took her paw and tried to pull Ruth Ann’s hand to her mouth. This cat is such a blessing to us. She is so independent; when she wants to come in OK, but when she doesn’t no calling will get her in. We were reading a
couple of books this week – one is “Shanty Boat” by Hubard and the other one is the “Duck Commander.” I looked out at the garbage can and there sat a yellow cat. It was meowing so we went out and gave it some dry cat food. It ate some then went away and after a while it came back; it was a male cat. I think it would like to have come in the house. Now Chessy is not happy about this feller that is trying to be a house cat. The next morning it was gone. I imagine it was looking for a female cat. Friday evening the 50-plus couples from the Bethel United Methodist Church met at the church for their monthly covered dish get-together. There was a good group and all enjoyed the evening and the devotions and word games.
Saturday morning we went to Lake Waynoka for a craft show; there was a good bunch of crafters there. We got to meet several folks. This is always a very enjoyable event. This Saturday we will go to St. Gertrude Church in Madeira for a craft show. We were there last year and did real good and met lots of folks. That was the first year for us. We really got a warm welcome; it was great. Sunday evening the Bethel United Methodist Church had a chili cook off. The men fixed the chili and the ladies made the desserts. Ruth Ann made an apple crisp. There were so many desserts so the apple crisp was not all eaten. So this past Monday Ruth Ann and I had a cup of coffee and a bowl of the good apple crisp. This gal of mine
REAL ESTATE Clermont County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Clermont County Auditor Linda L. Fraley.
Michael Schaaf, 0.5000 acre, $77,977. 5612 Brooks Holding 70, Karen Sora to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., $46,666.67. 886 Carpenter Road, Robin Parker to Anton Savchenko, 4.0760 acre, $130,000. 1072 Cedar Drive, Judith Stumpf, et al. to Fifth Third Bank, 0.7300 acre, $53,000. 5758 Crestview Lane, Mary Armstrong to Elizabeth Palm & Timothy Lagrange, 1.2200 acre, $164,000. 1167 Eunita Drive, Ryan & Tanya Wenger, et al. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., 0.4590 acre, $119,295. 1312 Gatch Court, Fischer Single
5606 Beech Grove Drive, Gregory Lotz to Toni Hoekle, 0.5610 acre, $188,800. 501 Boots Lane, G. Rosanne & Carl Dennin III to Stephanie Rachel Stanfill, 1.0000 acre, $280,000. 571 Branch Hill Loveland Road, Marianne Murphy to Ray & Julie Matre, 4.0000 acre, $235,000. 1097 Broadview Place, Secretary of Housing & Urban Dev. to
Family Homes II LLC to Emily & William Mason Jr., $355,506. 5700 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill Road, Margaret Hutchinson, successor trustee to Gaile Berrones, 0.5690 acre, $118,000. 6366 Ironwood Drive, Michael & Jennifer Sauer to Eva Parker, 0.5340 acre, $215,000. 1367 Mills of Miami Blvd., Potterhill Homes LLC to Pamela & Russell McKinley Jr., 0.1200 acre, $179,311. 1447 Nauticus Cove, Aric & Sherry Ellis, co-trustees to Joshua & Patricia Cahall, 0.5610 acre, $307,500. 1104 North Muscovy Drive, Lee Ann Watson to Douglas Allen, 0.2940 acre, $207,900.
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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POLICE REPORTS GOSHEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations
Domestic violence At Redman, Sept. 27. Theft At 7236 Edenton Pleasant Plain, Sept. 29.
Angela Linz, 31, 1784 Woodville Pike, theft. Juvenile, 17, drug paraphernalia. Juvenile, 17, domestic violence.
Disorder At 704 Country Lake Circle, Sept. 29. At 1622 Lindie Lane, Sept. 30. At 417 Windsor Lane, Sept. 27.
Rodney J. Foster, 37, 1185 Brightwater No. 4, carrying concealed weapon, dangerous ordinance, improper handling of firearm in vehicle, Sept. 30.
Valery A. Fedorenko, 40, 111 Arrowhead Trail, domestic violence, Oct. 1. Nicholas R. Hutton, 29, 1456 Ohio 131, theft, Oct. 1. Jeffrey R. Adkins, 36, 3580 Ohio 131, open container, Oct. 1. John A. Lloyd, 36, 5971 Buckwheat, theft, Oct. 1. Heather E. Wilson, 24, 70 Melody Lane, theft, Oct. 7. Saravjeet S. Klair, 50, 3592 Jefferson, underage sale of liquor, Oct. 4.
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Geraldine M. Baehn, 37, 3010 Abby Way, underage sale of liquor, Oct. 4. Carli N. Berry, 21, 111 W. Baldwin, underage sale of liquor, Oct. 4. Scott P. Snyder, 38, 6657 Pondfield, underage sale of liquor, Oct. 4. Stephen M. Roll, 49, 1287 Michael Lane, underage sale of liquor, Oct. 4. Tonya R. Wolf, 29, 1953 Ohio 50, drug instrument, Oct. 5. Andrew J. Brown, 28, 750 Wright St., drug instrument, driving under suspension, Oct. 5. Brittany N. Young, 19, 1670 Tonopah, theft, drug possession, Oct. 4. Carisa L. Weber, 26, 5700 Trenton Court No. 4, drug possession, paraphernalia, Oct. 5. Matthew J. Mantz, 24, homeless, drug possession, paraphernalia, Oct. 5. Shawn E. James, 36, 5949 Hunt Road, drug abuse, drug instrument, Oct. 6. Christopher L. Casanova, 20, 5706 Crabapple Way, underage consumption, Oct. 7. Joel A. Casanova, 22, 5706 Crabapple Way, drug possession, Oct. 7.
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Assault Male was assaulted at Kirby’s at Bridge Street, Oct. 1. Burglary Leaf blowers, etc. taken; $1,487 at 1241 Spotted Fawn, Oct. 6. Domestic violence At Arrowhead Trail, Oct. 1. At Beech Road, Oct. 4. Fraud Male reported ID fraud at 5810 Melody Lane, Oct. 1. Female stated ID used with no authorization at 1314 Bedfordshire, Oct. 4. Illegal harvesting of deer Deer shot on property at 6062 Cook Road, Sept. 30. Theft Game discs taken from Meijer; $140 at Ohio 28, Sept. 30. Wallet taken from vehicle; $800 cash at 6062 Cook Road, Oct. 1. Necklace taken; $450 at 1456 Ohio 131, Oct. 1.
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 Merchandise taken from Kohl’s; $104 at Ohio 28, Oct. 1. Knives taken at Meijer; $138 at Ohio 28, Oct. 1. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $20 at Ohio 50, Oct. 1. A dump trailer was taken; $6,500 at 1239 Ohio 131, Oct. 2. Cell phone taken at 969 Ohio 28 No. 46, Oct. 3. Shoes, etc. taken from vehicles at 133 Queens Road, Oct. 3. Debit card taken/used at 1106 Commons Drive, Oct. 3. Handgun taken; $550 at 5851 Deerfield, Oct. 3. Utility trailer taken; $2,800 at 1285 Ohio 50, Oct. 3. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $30 at Ohio 28, Oct. 4. Purse, I-pad, etc. taken from vehicle at Frisch’s; $1,065 at Ohio 28, Oct. 6. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $28 at Ohio 28, Oct. 4. Bottles of cologne taken from Kohl’s; $73 at Ohio 28, Oct. 4. Shampoo, etc. taken from Meijer; $11 at Ohio 28, Oct. 4. Hubcaps taken off vehicle at 5892 Price Road, Oct. 7. Cell phone taken; $600 at 1221 Dublin Drive, Oct. 7. Unauthorized use 2012 Nissan not returned to owner; $13,500 at 1365 Ohio 28 No. 10, Oct. 4.
MILFORD Arrests/citations Tanya F. Jennings, 40, 145 Holly Road, contempt of court, Oct. 7. Amy R. Lucy, 35, 568 Pedretti
Ave., contempt of court, Oct. 7. Andrew K. Pennington, 23, 8475 Hunter Ridge No. 8, driving under influence, Oct. 9. Lisa Marshall, 20, 8081 Daly Road, contempt of court, Oct. 9. Michael A. Frith, 26, 2359 Woodville Pike, contempt of court, Oct. 10. Caressa R. Brunelle, 26, 11 Robbie Ridge No. 3, domestic violence, Oct. 10. Dion R. Boles, 33, 9024 Amber Creek Drive, contempt of court, Oct. 11. Lisa Allen, 45, 4850 Trenton, contempt of court, Oct. 11. Michael L. Coleman, 22, 1828 Oakbrook Place, domestic violence, Oct. 11. Brennan Belcher, 39, 296 Elklick, contempt of court, Oct. 11. Peter T. Snow, 43, Fence Rail Way, driving under suspension, Oct. 12. Ronda K. Jones, 40, 536 Anderson State Road, capias, Oct. 13. Cody L. Worsham, 21, 200 University Lane, contempt of court, Oct. 13. Shannon N. Waitas, 33, 6851 Cozaddale Road, theft, Oct. 13. Mark Durgan Jr., 34, 5741 Bramble Ave., contempt of court, Oct. 14. Jenny L. Prather, 34, 31 Apple Lane, animals, Oct. 14.
Incidents/investigations Domestic dispute At Center Street, Oct. 7. At Riverside Drive, Oct. 10. At Happy Hollow Road, Oct. 11.
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Donate food for hungry pets Panera Bread and KennelResorts in Milford are partnering for the third straight year to help address the needs of hungry pets in the Cincinnati area. The One Ton Pet Food Drive to support the Cincinnati Pet Food Pantry kicked off on Sept. 29 and will run for four weeks. The goal is to collect 2,000 pounds of pet food that will be given to low-income families to help them feed their pets in these difficult economic times. Collection barrels will be located at Panera Bread locations - Harper’s Point, Milford and Eastgate. Unexpired, unopened pet food is needed for dogs and cats, as well as food for other animals, such as hamsters, birds, fish etc. The Cincinnati Pet
Food Pantry is a volunteer run, non-profit organization that distributes food monthly from a warehouse located in Madisonville. Shannon DeBra, a local attorney, who started the organization, said “When families are having a difficult time feeding their children, you can see why they might not have the resources to feed their dog or cat. Helping these families keep their pets at home prevents additional strain on local rescue organizations and shelters that are already overcrowded. The pet food is given to low income families at no charge after they verify their eligibility.” Jim Pottebaum, owner of KennelResorts said “It is so uplifting to find dedicated volunteers like those at the Cincinnati Pet
Food Panty who give so much of themselves to help all the needy pets of our community. Panera Bread and KennelResorts are happy to help this wonderful organization in any way that we can. We ask all members of our community to drop off your pet food contribution at one of the four Panera locations or to give a monetary donation.” A check can be made out to the Cincinnati Pet Food Pantry and mailed to KennelResorts, 5825 Meadowview Drive, Milford, OH 45150. Or call KennelResorts at 8317297 to give a credit card contribution to the One Ton Pet Food Drive. 100 percent of all monetary contributions will go to purchase pet food for the thousands of hungry dogs and cats in our community.
BUILDING PERMITS RESIDENTIAL
Jeremy Fishback, Batavia, HVAC, 1954 Main, Goshen Township. Jerry Massie, Pleasant Plain, HVAC, 2298 Ohio 132, Goshen Township. Patrick McKinney, Loveland, HVAC, 3020 Abby Way, Goshen Township. Aquarian Pools, Loveland, pool, 1295 Sandwood, Goshen Township; pool, 5420 Country Lane, Miami Township. True Home Heat & Air, Cincinnati, HVAC, 1894 Kirbett Road, Goshen Township. James Clark, Loveland, site development, 1071 Blue Sky Drive, Goshen Township. Feazel, Sharonville, alter, 423 Pinebluff, Miami Township. Douglas Hart, Loveland, HVAC, 6497 Ships Cove, Miami Township. Eric Jacobsen, Loveland, HVAC,
ABOUT REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Clermont County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Clermont County Auditor Linda L. Fraley. Some listings may not include complete information. 1198 Sovereign, Miami Township. Douglas Hacker, Milford, alter, 1739 Hunters Wood, Miami Township. Jeff Bonham Electric, Dayton, alter, 5814 Karen Lane, Miami
Township. Betsy Lutz, Milford, HVAC, 904 Traverse Creek, Miami Township. Harry Fritsch Plumbing, Amelia, miscellaneous work, 919 Center St., Milford City. PDQ Buildings, Milford, carport, 2637 Lake Pine, Wayne Township, $4,500. William Christie, Goshen, garage, 6191 Ohio 133, Wayne Township, $9,000.
Park 50, Cincinnati, alter-Martin Franchise, 2001 Ford Circle, Miami Township, $28,680. Kerlin Co., Cincinnati, alter, 943 Caribou Run, Miami Township. Ginter Electrical Contractors, Cincinnati, Cincinnati Bell meter, 8871 Murle, Miami Township.
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DEATHS Charles Todd Kable, 39, died Oct. 15. He was a machinist. Survived by wife April Kable; children Amanda, Gregory Kable; stepchildren Kortnie, Dillon Wilson; mother Barbara Lee; sisters Paula (William) Russell, Renee Kable; parents-inlaw Carl, Kim Heintz; nieces and nephews Kayde Russell, Shelby Terwell, Nick, Tony Pritchard. Preceded in death by father Charles R. Kable. Services were Oct. 21 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.
James Lovins James “Bubby” Lovins Jr., 53, Miami Township, died Oct. 12. Survived by mother Delta Lovins; siblings Debi (Brad Svensson) Lovins Vance, Donald, Mark (Vicki) Lovins, Janice (Jeff) Wood; niece and nephews James (Karen), Aaron Vance, Morgan (Billy Smyth) Szczepek, Brandon Daugherty; greatnephews James, Andrew Vance, Taylor Smyth, Braden James Lovins; many aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by wife Janie Lovins, father James Lovins Services were Oct. 16 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. Memorials to: CASA for Clermont Kids, 2400 Clermont Center Drive, Suite 204A, Batavia, OH 45103.
Charles Ransom Charles Kendall Ransom, 55, Goshen Township, died Oct. 11. He was a supervisor for the United States Postal Service. He was a veteran. Survived by wife Cheryl Ransom; children Charles, Michael (Jessica), Steven, Trish Ransom; mother Geraldine Ransom; mother-in-law Ruth Schmidt; sisters- and brothers-in-law Connie, Rick (Christine), Ron (Sandy), Randy (Lori), Rob (Michelle), Diane Schmidt; many
ABOUT OBITUARIES Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge. Call 248-8600 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details. aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father Leslie Ransom, father-in-law Ransom Charles Schmidt, brothers-in-law Charlie, Chris Schmidt. Services were Oct. 16 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home. Memorials to: Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250 or Veterans Administration Medical Center, 3200 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45220.
Brent Royse Brent E. Royse, 61, Milford, died Oct. 13. He was a truck driver. Survived by wife Mary Royse; sons Chad, Brit (Marlene) Royse; grandchildren Madalyn, Lauren, Joshua Royse; mother Laura Royse; siblings Wesley, Skip Royse, Patti Hapner. Preceded in death by father Layton Royse. Services were Oct. 18 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 5890 Buckwheat Road, Milford, OH 45150.
Betty Smith Barbara Elizabeth “Betty” Smith, 97, Milford, died Oct. 9. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Robert (Barb) Jr., William “Jay,” the Rev. Edward, Larry (Joanne) Smith, Virginia Mason; siblings Viola Jordan, Joseph Thomayer; 13 grandchildren; eight greatgrandchildren. Preceded in
death by husband Robert Smith, children Barbara (Tom) Risk, Thomas, Pamela Smith, sisters Mildred Cooper, Margaret Lay, Ruth Mary Thomayer. Services were Oct. 15 at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to St. Andrew Catholic Church or SEM Haven.
Cecil Lovett, Sheila Ann Hutzel, parents Neal, Elizabeth Crawford, siblings Silas Crawford, Jack, Dick Swanner. Stewart Services were Oct. 17 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home. Memorials to: First Baptist Church of Mount Repose, 6088 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Milford, OH 45150 or Peppermint Pig Animal Rescue, 8255 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45255.
Naomi Elizabeth Stewart, 88, Milford, died Oct. 14. She was a homemaker. Survived by children JR (Linda), Hansford (Jeri) Stewart, Deborah Rhodes; sister Nelia Cornett; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband James L. Stewart, daughters
Arnold Sidney Van Skaik Jr., 92, Newtonsville, died Oct. 10. He was a railroad foreman. He was a veteran. Survived by sons Kenneth, Arnold III (Joan) Van Skaik; stepchildren Ernest (Lou), Louis (Mae) Marshall, Rebecca (Ross) Newman, Willa (Tom) Quallen; siblings Shirley, Ellie, Ed; many grandchildren and great-grand-
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CHURCH OF CHRIST GLEN ESTE CHURCH OF CHRIST 937 Old State Route 74 (Behind Meijer) 513-753-8223 www.gecc.net
Sunday Worship: 8:30 & 10:30am Bible Study: 9:30am & 6:00pm Youth Groups: 6:00pm (except summer)
Wee Three Kings Preschool, a ministry of Epiphany United Methodist Church, has a few openings for the upcoming school year. There are openings in the 18-24 months class. For more information, call the Wee Three Kings office at 683-4256. The church offers three worship services – two contemporary and one traditional. Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 9 a.m. are contemporary services and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. is a traditional service. For more information, call the church office. The church is at 6635 Loveland-Miamiville Road, Loveland; 677-9866;www.epiphany umc.org.
First Baptist Church of Mt. Repose
The church will have Trunk or Treat from 6-8 p.m., on Sunday, Oct. 27. Children can enjoy trick-or-treating from car to car, and games and activities as well. A free spaghetti dinner for all will also be served. The church is at 6088 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Milford; 5751121.
Goshen Methodist Church
Spaghetti dinner is 4:30-7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25, at the church. Donations will be used for the food program. The church is having a lunch on Election Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 5, at the church, for a fundraiser for its food pantry. On the menu is sandwiches, soups and desserts. Harvest Treat is 4:30-6 p.m., Oct. 31, inside the church, with candy, music and fun. The church is at 6710 Goshen Road, Goshen.
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. 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;
Laurel United Methodist Church
A fall revivial is planned for 7 p.m., Oct. 20-23. Rev. Greg Inboden will bring the messages. A carry-in meal is planned for 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 20. For more information, call 553-3043. The church is at 1888 Laurel Lindale Road, Laurel.
Loveland United Methodist Church
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; 6831738;www.loveland umc.org.
Milford First United Methodist Church
WAVE Free Community Dinners are 6 p.m. Wednesdays through May 14, No church service is attached, no reservations are needed and all are welcome to these family-friendly meals. The meals are free; donations are accepted. Call 831-5500, or visit the church website for more information The church is at 541 Main St., Milford; 831-5500;www.milford firstumc.org.
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
Are you struggling with the grief of losing a loved one or close friend? If you’re looking for a grief recovery support group consider the 13-week “Grief Share” DVD series being offered by Pleasant Hill Baptist Church of Milford. This is your opportunity to take the journey from mourning to joy with others learning to cope with a similar loss. Sessions will be offered from 6-7:30 p.m., each Sunday evening, beginning Sept. 8. There is no charge for materials. Call Ron and Margaret Edwards at 602-4124 or the church office at 831-7598 for details. The church is at 1170 Ohio 131, Milford; 831-7598;www.pleasant hillbc.com.
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Reaching the Heart of Clermont County
25 Amelia Olive Branch Rd.
Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist 10:30am...Sunday School (Lil’ Samaritans) Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115 www.GoodSamaritanEpiscopal.org
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF FELICITY 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
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LINDALE BAPTIST CHURCH 3052 ST. RT. 132 AMELIA, OH 45102 797-4189
Sunday School..............................9:30am Sunday Morning Worship............10:30am Sunday Evening Worship...............6:30pm Wednesday Prayer Service ...........7:00pm
ROMAN CATHOLIC Saint Mary Church,Bethel 3398 Ohio SR 125 Phone 734-4041
EVANGELICAL FREE 5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770 www.faithchurch.net
Services 9:15 am & 10:45 am Nursery provided at all services
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LUTHERAN 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
Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor Saturday Mass – 5:00 PM Sunday Mass – 10:30 AM www.stmaryparishfamily.org
Saint Peter Church
1192 Bethel-New Richmond Rd New Richmond, Ohio 45157 Phone 553-3267 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor
Saturday Mass - 5:00 PM Sunday Masses – 8:30 & 11:00 www.stpeternewrichmond.org
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Real People...In a Real Church... Worshipping a Real God! 1675 Hillstation Road, Goshen, Ohio 45122 722-1699 www.goshenchurchofgod.org 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
Judith Elizabeth Wohlgethan, 65, Owensville, died Oct. 13. She was a geriatric psychiatrist. Preceded in death by husband Gerald Gerth; parents Robert, Agnes Esterkamp. Services were Oct. 17 at St. Louis Church. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to: Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio, 100 E. Eighth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 or The Athenaeum of Ohio, 6616 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230.
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Betty Warren Betty Ruth Warren, 73, Goshen, died Oct. 14. She was an accountant. Survived by children Sandy (Steve) Applegate, James (Sue), Steve (Bonnie) Warren; grandchildren Michael (Melody) Delaney, Brittany (Greg) Dryer, Richard, Melissa, Matthew, Rowyn, Danielle Warren; greatgrandchildren Candice, Gregory Jr., Allison Dryer, Emilyn Delaney, Kayleigh, Elizabet, Jerrilyn Warren; brothers Allen, Ron (Sarah) Warren. Preceded in death by husband James War-
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children; several great-greatgrandchildren. preceded in death by first wife Marian Van Skaik, second wife Elva Mae Van Skaik, parents Arnold Sr., Nellie Van Skaik, siblings Don, Charlie, Bob, Lillian. Services were Oct. 15 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home. Memorials to: Holtsinger Memorial Presbyterian Church, 10104 Auburn Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45241.
Children’s programs and nursery & toddler care available at 9:30 and 11:00 services. Plenty of Parking behind church.
7515 Forest Road Cincinnati, OH 45255 513-231-4172 • www.andersonhillsumc.org
BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 402 W. Plane St. Bethel, Ohio 513-734-7201 www.bumcinfo.org Blended Worship 8:00 & 10:45 am Contemporary Worship 9:30 am Sunday School 9:30 & 10:45 am Nursery Care for Age 3 & under Full Program for Children, Youth, Music, Small Groups & more Handicapped Accessible 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 & 10:15 AM with
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GOSHEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6710 Goshen Rd, Goshen Across from Goshen High School 513-722-2541 www.goshenmethodist.org Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am Blended Worship Traditional and Contemporary Youth Fellowship 6:00pm Nursery Available
5767 Pleasant Hill Rd (next to Milford Jr. High)
Sunday Morning 10:00AM Contemporary Worship Practical Message Classes for Children & Teens Nursery Care Sunday Night Live 6:00PM Exciting classes for all ages! We have many other groups that meet on a regular basis 4050 Tollgate Rd, Williamsburg, OH 513-724-3341 www.cmcchurch.com Mark Otten, Pastor
Sunday Morning Service Times are: 8:45am, 10:15am & 11:45am Sunday Night Service Time at 6pm Youth Service at 6pm (in Youth Center) Watch LIVE online Sunday's at 10:15am, 11:45am & 6pm www.LCchurch.tv Life Change TV Program Every Sunday Cincinnati Fox19 @ 11am Troy P. Ervin, Pastor 4359 E. Bauman Lane | Batavia, OH 45103 513-735-2555 www.LCchurch.tv
PRESBYTERIAN (USA) LOVELAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
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
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PRESBYTERIAN FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 199 Gay Street Williamsburg, Ohio 45176 Phone: 513-724-7985 Sunday School: 9:30A.M.
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FCS Teen Board kicks off new term The Family and Consumer Science Teen Board met at the Clermont County Fairgrounds to elect officers and plan activities for 2014. The Family and Consumer Science Teen Board officers for 20132014 are president Anna Francis, vice president Layla Novak, treasurer Sarah Francis, recording secretary Haley Dennison, corresponding secretary Lauren Pride, 4-H
committee representative Kate Novak, and Junior Fair Board representatives Anna Francis and Kate Novak. The group began planning two workshops for winter 2014. A January workshop will teach a home living project, and a February clinic will focus on gardening. The function of the Family and Consumer Science Teen Board is to provide educational expe-
riences, to promote leadership development and to create opportunities for community service for Clermont County youth interested in Family and Consumer Science-related project areas. Family and Consumer Science Teen Board is organized by Ohio State University Extension Clermont County. For more information, please visit http://clermont.osu.edu.
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