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Radabaugh wins Gatch award

“I love what I do,” Sue Radabaugh said of her job as executive director of Stepping Stones Center for children and adults with disabilities. Her dedication and enthusiasm for her job is one of the reasons Radabaugh received the Orpha Gatch Citizenship Award presented Aug. 25 by the League of Women Voters of Clermont County. The award recognizes women who live or work in Clermont County whose personal passion, commitment, service and volunteerism have changed the community. FULL STORY, B1

Goshen wages ‘war on neglect’

The Goshen Township trustees unanimously approved the purchase of four dilapidated homes at a special meeting Friday, Aug. 28. The cost is $20,394. “It’s what we’re calling a war on neglect with these older buildings that are caught up in situations where families passed them on for years and no one takes care of them or people have just walked away from them,” said Community and Economic Development Director Lou Ethridge. “Goshen Township has a number of those and more specifically, we have a number of blighted buildings.” FULL STORY, A2

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9, 2009

CNE studies grades By John Seney

At a recent Clermont Northeastern Local School District Board of Education meeting, parent Shanta Nipper pointed out that a number of other area school districts have adopted a 10-point grading scale. Nipper, of Belfast-Owensville Road, said CNE, with a seven-point grading scale, was at a disadvantage and suggested the board look into a possible switch. “I don’t think it’s fair that it’s not an even playing field,” she said. Superintendent Neil Leist said he has met with administrators to discuss the idea. “It is something we are seriously taking a look at,” Leist said. He said it would be too late Leist to make the switch this year, but it is being studied for the 2010-2011 school year. Under CNE’s present grading scale, 93-100 is considered an “A,” but with the 10-point scale, 90-100 would be an “A.” Under the 10point system, 80 to 89 would be a “B,” 70 to 79 a “C,” 60 to 69 a “D,” and anything below 59 an “F.” The Milford and West Clermont districts recently changed to the 10point grading scale. Matt Earley, the new principal at Clermont Northeastern High School, said every school he has worked at has had a seven-point scale, so he had no experience with the 10-point system. Last year, Earley was principal at Williamsburg High School. He said CNE “is looking at all our options. It’s still in the research stages.” Earley said he didn’t think the grading scale makes that much of a difference with colleges, because colleges ask for a school’s grading scale and take that into consideration. Board President Cindy Huxel said the district is always looking at ways to better evaluate and educate its students. She said the district should take a look at the 10-point system’s pro and cons “and make a decision if it’s something our district will benefit from.” Huxel said the district recently adopted weighted grades for advanced placement and honors classes. Under the policy, a “B” in an advanced class would count the same as an “A” in a regular class.


Class gets colorful

Spaulding Elementary art teacher Kate Wagner had her fifth-grade students paints strips of paper in every color on the color wheel for a project called Color Wheel Value Scales. Once the strips are painted, the Goshen students will cut them into shapes to represent the color wheel. Fifth-grade students Morgan Lyons and Max Harp work on painting shades of blue.

County to use furloughs By Kellie Geist

The Clermont County commissioners are looking at ways to balance the county’s budget, and the employees are going to pay some of the price. The Clermont County commissioners Sept. 2 approved guidelines to allow mandatory unpaid days off and one department will start those furloughs this week. The Department of Job and Family Services, which receives a large amount of its funding through state and federal money, will start furloughs Friday, Sept. 11. Rather than allow employees to choose their own furlough days, DJFS Director Tim McCartney opted to close the building for 10 specific days to minimize the impact on their clients and save on building costs. The DJFS office will be closed for the first time Sept. 11. Although other departments aren’t taking furloughs yet, McCartney said his department needed to start saving money immediately. “We took a 20-percent hit in (state and federal) funding already and there could always be more cuts around the corner. We needed to take immediate actions,” McCartney said. “We’re already two months into the fiscal year and every day we wait, that cliff gets a little bigger.” The furloughs will save $400,000 in the DJFS, McCartney

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said. The deparment will be closed Sept. 11, Oct. 12, Dec. 24, Dec. 31, Feb. 12, March 12, April 2, April 30, May 28 and June 11. Croswell The commissioners are going to look at how they want to implement furloughs in other departments in the coming weeks, Commissioner Ed Humphrey said. He said some departments could be exempt from furloughs because of bargaining units (sheriff’s office) or 24/7 operations (communications center.) In July, the county had about $27.6 million in general fund operating revenue. Budget Director Sukie Scheetz said that’s about three percent more than of a reduction from last year than they were planning. Last year at this time, Clermont County had about $30.9 million in the general fund. Scheetz said if the county furloughed all non-bargaining unit, non-elected employees paid from the general fund, the county would save about $847,000. This does not include other non-general fund employees. During a work session Wednesday, Sept. 2, the commissioners as well as a number of elected officials and employees in attendance seemed to prefer having five set days off (such as Christmas and New Year’s eves)

and then having each employee take an additional 40 hours whenever they prefer. The commissioners will meet with the department heads in the coming weeks to discuss the options. Regardless of how they choose to furlough employees, Commissioner Scott Croswell said he is opposed to the mandatory unpaid days off without looking at other ways to reduce spending. “The problem with this policy is that it’s too easy. If we implement this, it will become the answer ... But there are cuts that need to be made,” Croswell said. “I think we need a better understanding of our budget before we put this on the back of our employees.” Croswell said the board needed to review a more detailed list of what the county is spending money on and possibly look at employee retirement buyouts or other cuts before considering furloughs. He added, though, that if furloughs were necessary, it should be as uniform as possible. “If we’re going to tell people that they have to loose money, then everybody should be treated fairly,” Croswell said. Humphrey said the furloughs will probably be addressed on a case-by-case basis by department, but that most employees will have to take furlough days. The number of hours or specific days for furloughs has not been determined.


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Goshen Township wages ‘war on neglect’

The Goshen Township trustees unanimously approved the purchase of

four dilapidated homes at a special meeting Friday, Aug. 28. The cost is $20,394. “It’s what we’re calling a war on neglect with these

older buildings that are caught up in situations where families passed them on for years and no one takes care of them or people have just walked away from

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them,” said Community and Economic Development Director Lou Ethridge. “Goshen Township has a number of those and more specifically, we have a number of blighted buildings.” The homes are located at 1877 Main St., 1880 Main St., 1894 Sunnyside Drive, and the corner of George and Wood streets. During the meeting, $52,787 was appropriated from the general fund to the community and economic and development fund to cover the purchase and clean up of the properties. While $20,394 will be used to purchase the properties and pay back taxes, $27,805 will be used for clean up and $4,588 will be used to pay property transfer and title recording costs, said Fiscal Officer Lisa Allen. Ethridge said he had been working with the

properties’ owners for about 18 months and they were more than willing to sell their land to the township. “These folks had been looking for a way to deal with the property for a long time,” he said. “There were some property taxes owed on them and it was money they just didn’t have.” Three of the four homes will be demolished, but Ethridge said the Sunnyside Drive home could be remodeled and sold, with the proceeds returning the cost of the original purchase to the township. “We will generate a resale with a minimal amount of expenditure with the hopes and reality of being able to pay back the township as quickly as possible from the sale of the property,” he said. The trustees also decided to present the properties to

the Goshen CIC. If the CIC decides it does not want the properties, the township will maintain them. “The Goshen CIC will manage the demolition and clean up of the properties as well as the fiscal management of reimbursing the township,” Ethridge said. “This is going to help clean up that area, it can only help and not hurt,” said Trustee T.J. Corcoran. “We have a severe problem we need to address in Goshen Township and this is one step in improving that.” Ethridge said cleaning up the four properties also will help show state agencies that issue grants the township is serious about its clean up effort. “We have an opportunity to go after four pieces of property that have been an eyesore for decades in this community,” he said.

CNE using settlement money By John Seney

A settlement in a lawsuit has provided the Clermont Northeastern Local District with $118,000 in extra funds for food service operations and upgrades to the athletic facilities. Chartwells School Dining Services had operated the food services at Clermont Northeastern from 19992004. According to Treasurer Brian Switzer, an on-site supervisor for Chartwells filed fictitious invoices

resulting in overcharging. The school district filed suit against Chartwells in Clermont County Common Pleas Court. A settlement of the lawsuit was reached June 22 in which Chartwells agreed to pay the district $118,000. The board accepted the settlement of the lawsuit at the July 16 meeting. Also July 16, the board approved a request from the food service department for $15,000 of settlement money for purchase of new equipment, including a freezer, salad bar and gas range. Board Member Patty Spencer it was appropriate that food service get some of the money back from the settlement, because the money lost to Chartwells came from food service operations. Board Member Cindy

Huxel said the food service equipment needed to replaced soon, and without the settlement, they money would have to come out of the regular budget. “It was definitely the right decision,” she said. The board Aug. 3 approved using $28,900 from the settlement to upgrade the fencing around the football stadium. Huxel said the poor condition of the fencing made it a safety issue, and it needed to be replaced. She said fundraising efforts by the athletic department would provide matching funds for improvements at the stadium. About $75,000 remains unspent from the settlement. Board members have asked Switzer and Superintendent Neil Leist to look at areas where the money could be put to use.

Giveaway at thrift store The recently opened St. Vincent de Paul thrift store in Goshen Township is planning a giveaway Oct. 3. Tom Callahan, president of the St. Martin District Council which operates the store, said the giveaway will be 9 a.m. to noon in the

building behind the store at 1707 Ohio 28. Callahan said each person will be given a bag that can be filled with one blanket, one coat and other clothes until the bag is full. Donations are needed for the event, Callahan said.

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September 9, 2009

Sunflower heats up weekend in Milford By Kellie Geist

For the second year, Sunflowers will be a common sight in historic downtown Milford. The Historic Milford Association, in conjunction with the city of Milford and the University Hospital Foundation and the Davis Phinney Foundation, have organized a weekend of Sunflower events to center around the Sunflower Revolution Bike Ride, which will take place Sunday, Sept. 13. This will be the sixth year for the Sunflower Revolution Ride and the second year the event has been held in Milford. The ride raises awareness of Parkinson’s Disease and money for research and patient care. The weekend will kickoff Friday with Light-Up Milford. The shops in his-

toric downtown Milford will stay open late and there will be musical entertainment. Also, some of the buskers lined-up for the Saturday event will be out early performing on the streets and the city will light up the trees along Main Street for the first time since spring. “The streets won’t be closed that day, but we’ll be doing some pre-partying out along Main Street,” said HMA president Chris Hamm. The foundations sponsoring the Sunflower Revolution Ride will hold a symposium from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Savannah Center, 5533 Chappell Crossing Blvd. in West Chester. Also Saturday, HMA is sponsoring a Sunflower Street Fest, which includes this year’s Buskerfest. The festival will start run noon until 10 p.m. and Main

Street will be closed between Locust and Mill streets. During the street fest, there will be live music from John Ford Coley, Jimi Jameson of Survivor, and Joe Puerto of Ambrosia and performances along the streets from buskers including jugglers, mimes, magicians and others. Event-goers also will be able to check-out booths from vendors and restaurants and refresh with beer and wine. This Sunflower Street Fest was orchestrated to help local businesses capitalize on the visitors in town for the bike ride and give those visitors something to do after the symposium. “We wanted to shift our model from a downtown gala to something more family-friendly and casual. With the economy, it just doesn’t make sense to have a black-tie event,” said

Sherry Owens, director of development for University Hospital Foundation. “This is going to be so much fun.” There also will be a VIP tent for those involved with the bike ride and Parkinson’s research. Hamm said the events throughout the weekend will help the businesses in downtown Milford thrive because it will put “feet on the streets.” “The idea is to get people to stop and see what downtown Milford has to offer,” Hamm said. “Even if they don’t buy anything that day, they’ll know those shops are there for the future.” The weekend will be capped-off with the Sunflower Revolution Bike Rides. Registration for all rides will be from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 13. The 100k will start at 7:30 a.m. and the 40k and 20k


In the Sunflower Revolution's five years, the event has raised more than $1.3million for Parkinson’s Disease research and patient care. Last year was the first year the event was held in the city of Milford. family-ride will start at 9 a.m. All rides start at the Riverside II park next to American Legion Post 450,

450 Victor Stier Drive. For registration or more information, visit

shopping while helping the scholarship fund. Call 8312411 to make a reservation and for more information.

at the visitor center. After the tagging event, participants will be able to check the national Monarch Watch Web site at to monitor the local migration. Park district staff recommends you wear long pants and tennis shoes or hiking boots for your protection from the tall grass and shrubs in the Crooked Run Nature Preserve. If you would like information about the butterfly tagging event, visit the Web site, or call 876-9013.

BRIEFLY Correction

In the Reader’s Choice Awards, the Cincinnati Nature Center was incorrectly identified. The nature center was the top choice of readers in the Best Area Attractions category.

Respite day

STONELICK TWP. – The Clermont County Board of MRDD will sponsor “Get A Break At Wildey” from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Wildey Center, 2040 U.S. 50, just west of Owensville.

This event is part of the Gift of Time Respite Cooperative, and is for children and adults who are eligible for services through the MRDD program, as well as their siblings. Those attending the event will participate in games, crafts and open gym activities while parents/caregivers can run errands, shop or spend time doing activities they normally cannot do while caring for their child/adult with a disability. The purpose of the Gift of Time Respite Cooperative is to provide a safe and caring environment for loved ones while

enjoying time away. Additional respite days are planned for Oct. 24 and Dec. 5. To attend these events or for more information, call Linda Horn, respite coordinator, at 732-5037 or e-mail

Open house

MILFORD – The MilfordMiami Chamber of Commerce each year presents the Mary Ann Partin Scholarship to a Milford High School graduate. To raise money for the fund, chamber staff members Karen Huff and Jo Ann Weigel are hosting an Open House 7

p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Chamber office, 983 Lila Ave. Representatives from: Longaberger, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, PartyLite, Southern Living at Home and Tastefully Simple will be on hand for demonstrations and purchases. Each vendor will be donating a $50 item (on display that evening) to the Taste of Christmas Silent Auction benefiting the scholarship fund. Any additional gifts that a hostess would get for having a party also will go to the silent auction. There will be refreshments and door prizes. Do some early Christmas

Help tag butterflies

CHILO – Around this time every year, Monarch butterflies leave Clermont County to migrate thousands of miles to spend winter in Central Mexico. If you’re a butterfly buff, you can be a part of the Monarch’s amazing journey. Join the Clermont County Park District for a Monarch Butterfly Tagging Event at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Chilo Lock No. 34 Park. Meet


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Duke presents safety program to bus drivers


Milford Junior High School students Makenzie Doherty, Jenny Thodesen, Teresa VanCauwenbergh, Natalie Brady and Sarah Ely with their made-up word.

Duke Energy, the Ohio Association of Pupil Transportation and Clermont County schools presented a program on safety for school bus drivers Aug. 11 at the Clermont County Fairgrounds in Owensville. During this in-service training for bus drivers in the Ohio Southwest Region, Duke Energy demonstrated the basic elements of safety relating to power lines and poles. Participants learned what to do in the event of a power line-related fire, what happens when animals come into contact with live wires and other emergency-related information.

Following the morning training sessions, Duke Energy line workers put up two utility poles and strung non-energized electric wire from pole to pole in preparation for a demonstration that simulated wires down on a school bus. Drivers received training on how to react in this kind of emergency situation. “Duke Energy is committed to safety and actively pursues opportunities to educate our customers and the public about our business and how to stay safe around our equipment,” said Duke spokesperson Sally Thelen. For more information, visit

Milford students try to get word in dictionary By Mary Dannemiller

The next time your child scores a goal or aces a test, don’t be surprised if he or she celebrates by shouting “sockaboo” instead of “hooray.” Sockaboo is a word invented by a group of seventh-graders at Milford Junior High School and is used as an exclamation or in celebration of an achievement. Teresa VanCauwenbergh, Makenzie Doherty, Jenny Thodesen, Sarah Ely and Natalie Brady are now trying to get their made-

up word in the dictionary. “I was just sitting around one day and ‘sockaboo’ popped in my head,” VanCauwenbergh said. “We’re going to get it in the dictionary by trying to get a lot of people to say it around school and get our parents to say it, too.” Andrea Brady, who teaches the group in a newswriting class, said the project started out as a class assignment. “They were learning about words and definitions and how words are created so we decided to try it,” she said. Though they realize it might

take some time, the girls are confident sockaboo will be added to the dictionary. “Hopefully, in a couple of years we can get it in the dictionary,” Ely said. “On the last day of sixthgrade the whole cafeteria was saying it.” Doherty said MJHS students should use the word whenever possible, especially if they are out of town. “It’s a fun word,” she said. “If you say it and people don’t understand, they’ll ask you what it means and start saying it, too.”


Duke Energy, the Ohio Association of Pupil Transportation and Clermont County schools presented a program on safety for school bus drivers Aug. 11 at the Clermont County Fairgrounds. During the program, Duke Energy demonstrated the basic elements of safety relating to power lines and poles.


Local 12 anchor Bob Herzog shows off his dance moves with the Goshen High School marching band at a recent dance party at the school.

Dance party

Local 12 news anchor Bob Herzog recently visited Goshen High School for a dance party featuring the school’s marching band.

Local 12 anchor Bob Herzog dances with the Goshen High School marching band at a recent dance party at the school.



Local 12 anchor Bob Herzog dances with the Goshen High School marching band at a recent dance party at the school.

Local 12 anchor Bob Herzog shows Goshen High School marching band students some dance moves at a recent dance at the school.



Local 12 anchor Bob Herzog, right, greets a Goshen High School parent during a recent dance party at the school.



September 9, 2009

Remembering Dr. Bauer


Participants in the Sept. 3 memorial celebration for Dr. Raymond Bauer wrote messages on luminary bags that were placed around the track at the Milford High School stadium.

Milford High School sophomores Quinn Cartheuser and Naomi Ritchey light luminaria in honor of Dr. Ray Bauer.


Community celebrates Bauer’s life By Mary Dannemiller

Students, co-workers, friends and family filled the Milford High School football stadium Thursday, Sept. 3, to celebrate the life of principal Dr. Ray Bauer. Bauer died suddenly after exercising Saturday, Aug. 29. “This kind of outpouring is overwhelming,” said Bauer’s wife, JoEtta. “The kids are just giving back all the caring and love he gave them and it’s just so amazing. We’ve been looking forward to being with his


A simple message on a luminary at the Milford High School football field.

Milford family all week.” Representatives from

Miami Township, the city of Milford and the Ohio Board of Education also were there honoring Bauer. “I looked at him as a brother, not a professional so I didn’t realize, and I don’t think he realized it either, the number of lives he touched,” said Jim Bauer, the principal’s brother. Bauer’s sister, Gail Parker, said she hoped his legacy – and famous hugs – lived through the school’s students for years to come. “I hope they remember to take the time to hug somebody every day,” she said.


Dr. Ray Bauer’s son Rob, daughter Brittany, student council co-president Ty Webb and his Bauer’s wife JoEtta lead the audience in a silent lap around the track.



Student council co-president Ty Webb hugs Dr. Ray Bauer’s daughter, Brittany.

Students created a heart made of luminaria at the celebration.


Milford High School sophomore Julia Prus writes a message to Dr. Ray Bauer on a banner at the stadium.


Members of student council comfort each other as Milford graduate Will Liston sings “You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban. MARY DANNEMILLER/STAFF

Members of Dr. Ray Bauer’s family listen as student council co-president Ellen Pittman speaks about the beloved principal.


This week in golf

• Milford High School men’s golfers Cody Giles Nick Regueyra both shot 3 over par 38 on the front nine at Cincinnati Country Club, helping their team beat Seven Hills 165-181, Aug. 31. Milford advances to 2-0 with the win. • Milford High School golfers Tyler Wade and Tyler Regueyra both shot 5 over par 40 at Cedar Trace Golf Course, Sept. 1, helping the Milford boys defeat Glen Este 163-213. Milford advances to 2-1 with the win. • Milford High School golfer Sydney Anderson shot a 6 over par 41 on the back nine at Deer Track, Sept. 1, helping the Milford girls defeat Harrison High School 185-207. Milford advances to 6-7 with the win. • Milford’s Tyler Regueyra shot 1 over par 37 on the back nine at Cedar Trace, Sept. 2, helping the Milford boys beat Fairfield High School 162-183. Milford advances to 3-1 with the win. • McNicholas High School women’s golfer Lucy Frey shot 2 over par 37 at Little Miami, Aug. 31, helping her team defeat Mariemont 183205. McNicholas advances to 6-3 with the win. • McNicholas High School boys’ golf team members Tim Mottola and Evan Boychan both shot 6 over par 42 on the front nine at Ivy Hills, Sept. 1, against the Roger Bacon High School team, which defeated McNicholas 181-184.

This week in tennis

• Milford High School girls defeated Glen Este 5-0, Sept. 1. In singles, Milford’s Poole defeated Toler 6-2, 6-0; Laskarzewski defeated Shepler 6-3, 6-2; and Glancy defeated Parrish 6-1, 6-3; in doubles, Petrosky and Kruse defeated Sollman and Mulvaney 6-1, 6-1; Morehouse and Medvedec defeated Moore and O’Donnell 6-3, 6-0. Milford girls advances to 5-1 with the win. • Clermont Northeastern High School girls defeated Goshen High School 3-2, Sept. 1. The win advances CNE to 1-3. CNE’s Caldwell defeated Hulsmeyer 6-7, 6-2, 6-4 and in doubles, CNE’s Michaelis and Christie defeated Poff and Meader 7-6, 7-5. CNE won one match by forfeit.

This week in volleyball

• Goshen High School defeated New Richmond 2518, 25-17, 23-25, 25-18, Sept. 1. • Milford High School defeated Princeton High School 25-17, 25-20, 25-9, Sept. 1.

This week in soccer

• McNicholas High School boys beat Anderson 2-1, Aug. 29. McNicholas’ goals were scored by Nick Hunt and John Sandmann. Anderson’s goal was scored by Matt Greer. McNicholas advances to 2-0 with the win. Anderson falls to 0-1 with the win.

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CNE, Goshen, Milford look to rebound By Adam Turer

After two weeks of play, Goshen and CNE are still looking for their first victory of 2009. Milford suffered its first loss of the season in Week Two, dropping to 1-1 on the season. At least one of these teams is guaranteed a victory in Week Three, as Goshen and CNE square off at Goshen High School on Friday, Sept. 11.

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The Rockets took a surprising 7-3 halftime lead over favored Western Brown. The Broncos came back in the second half to earn a 24-14 victory. “I thought that was a game we could have won,” CNE head coach Dave Brausch said. The defense played well against a potent Western Brown offense, but missed tackles and opportunities at critical moments. A long pass play on third down gave the Broncos momentum in the third quarter and led to the go-ahead touchdown. Kenny Thompson connected with Aaron Wright on the last play of the first half to give the Rockets the lead at the break. Missed tackles and offensive struggles opened the door for the Broncos to come back in the second half. “It all comes down to blocking and tackling,” Brausch said. “We are not consistent enough.” The Rockets travel to Goshen on Friday, Sept. 11 with their sights set on their first win of the season. Brausch said his offense needs to be able to put together sustained drives and the defense needs to limit the yards allowed on first downs. The close loss to Western Brown, after a 39-0 loss to the Broncos last year, shows that the Rockets are improving, but there is no talk of moral victories in the CNE locker room. “We don’t want to wait until week seven for our first win again this year,” Brausch said.


Big plays doomed the Warriors in their 43-21 loss to Little Miami High School on Sept. 4. Little Miami struck first on a 51-yard touchdown pass. Goshen responded with a touchdown drive capped with a 5-yard Jamie


Walnut Hills standout running back Kenny Davis eludes several Milford defenders on a big run. Davis had several big plays and a rushing touchdown in Walnut Hills’ 20-14 win over Milford.

Ashcraft touchdown run. The game was tied at seven before Little Miami scored 21 unanswered points. Conversions on third-and-long and big touchdown plays keyed the rally for the Panthers. “We would play decent defense, then give up a big play,” Warriors head coach Nick Inabnitt said. “We need to be more consistent.” Down big at halftime, the Warriors started to stage a comeback. They drove the length of the field on their first possession of the second half, but failed to score and turned the ball over on downs at the Panthers one yard line. They had a touchdown called back on a penalty on their next possession, but scored later on the same play, a 39-yard pass from Alex Owens to Matt Arnold. Owens added a 68-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. The Panthers, ranked No. 4 in the Division II-VI Coaches’ Poll, had an answer to every Warriors run. “We had momentum going, but they kept making big plays,” said Inabnitt.

Walnut Hills defensive back Miles Crawley drills Milford quarterback Shawn Taylor. A kickoff return touchdown following Arnold’s score swung the momentum back to the Panthers, who held on for the victory. The Warriors host CNE on Friday, Sept. 11.


Milford was upset on the road by a much-improved Walnut Hills team. Milford trailed early, took a onepoint halftime lead, then struggled offensively in the second half on their way to a 20-14 defeat. “That was a frustrating loss,” said head coach Pat Fagan. Milford hurt itself with

mental mistakes, miscommunications on play calls, and a slew of penalties. They cut back on turnovers, but wasted opportunities with penalties. Both teams were flagged several times throughout the game. Milford had a 60-yard touchdown run negated by a penalty. “It’s ridiculous how many yards we’re giving up on penalties,” Fagan said. Shawn Taylor tied the game at seven on a touchdown run in the first quarter. After two Walnut Hills field goals, Nathan Termuhlen gave the Eagles their first lead of the game


with a touchdown run before halftime. “It was a game of two completely different halves,” Fagan said. Both defenses clamped down in the second half. Walnut Hills scored the goahead touchdown on a third quarter pass and the defense held Milford scoreless in the second half. “Both offenses drove at will in the first half, but our offense never got on track in the second half,” Fagan said. Milford hopes to get the offense back on track when the Eagles travel to Amelia High School Friday, Sept. 11.

Telting melts cross country paths By Anthony Amorini

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Limited training didn’t stop Milford sophomore Danielle Telting from clocking one of the fastest times in Cincinnati during the cross country season’s first week. At the Eagles’ first competition of the season, Telting led Milford with a time of 20:15 at Fairfield’s Brian Plasman Memorial Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 29. Behind Telting’s strong performance, Milford fin-

ished the event in fifth place in a field of 19 girls teams. “I was very happy with how we Telting placed,” Milford head coach Matthew Jorden said. “We weren’t sure how this team was going to handle itself after losing so many seniors at the end of last year. “I was pleased with the way the girls stepped up,” Jorden added.

Telting was sidelined with knee problems for most of the summer and wasn’t able to focus on running again until late July. Though only one week into the season, Telting’s time of 20:15 ranked fifth in Cincinnati’s Division I honor roll. Glen Este’s Michelle Thomas has the fastest time of the 2009 season so far at 18:56 followed by Sycamore’s Samantha Siler (19:24), McAuley’s Sarah Pierce (19:50), McAuley’s Danielle Pfeifer (20:14) and Telting.

Thomas finished second at the 2008 Division I State Championships at 17:57 while falling six second short of a state title. Brooklyne Ridder, a 2009 Oak Hills graduate, won the Division I state championship at 17:51.36. Telting ran at the 2008 state championships as a freshman last fall and finished in 27th place with a time of 19:16.17. “(Telting) is really only working on about a month of training at this point. For the first week out, I was

happy with how she ran,” Jorden said. Alongside Telting, four additional girls scored for Milford during its fifth-place finish at Fairfield including senior Kelly Johnson, sophomore Lorin Conti, sophomore Kristen Brady and freshman Laura Fend. “We had two freshmen in the varsity race. (Fend) scored and it was her first 5K ever,” Jorden said. The Eagles host its home meet, the Milford Invitational, at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 at Miami Meadows.



September 9, 2009

Sports & recreation

SIDELINES Baseball tryouts

The Midland Seminoles 13U baseball team is conducting tryouts for its 2010 team from 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12, and from 10 a.m. to

noon, Saturday, Sept. 19, at Midland. Players can’t turn 14 before May 1, 2010. Call Coach Mike Niehaus at 9430354.

BRIEFLY Wrestling with commitment

McNicholas High School wrestler Justin Meineke recently committed to wrestle with the College of Mount St. Joseph.

Movies, dining, events and more

Milford athlete excels

Several boys from the Queen City Gymnastics team, located at Kids First in Montgomery, recently took home medals at the state gymnastics championships in Youngstown. Locally, Chris Iram of Milford (Level 6) – all around, rings, pbars, gold; highbar, silver; floor, bronze.


Bandits steal win

The Milford Bandits celebrate winning the East Regional City Tournament. The team also won the Clermont County Gold Division. In back are Chris Long, Greg Young, Head Coach Barry Houston, Don Rose and Greg Puthoff. In middle are Ethan Rose, Tucker Houston, David DiSilvestro, Michael Long, Jack Young and Seth Wehrman. In front are Andrew Holloway, Taylor Rose, Colin Chapman, Alex Young, Jacob Behrens and Nick Spuzzillo. Sponsors are Greg and Carol Puthoff, owners of Color Creation Painting Co. in Goshen.

Up and running

St. Louis eighth-grade boys’ basketball team celebrates being runner-up at the St. Bartholomew Geisen Memorial Tournament. Kneeling are Andy Haglage, Eaisa David, Charlie Smallwood, Cooper Thatcher and Matt Binegar. Standing are Coach John Suttles, Alex David, Sam Suttles, Ian Baker and Coach Steve Boone.

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Enter the Ultimate High School Football Fan Sweepstakes! Visit Cincinnati.Com/ultimatefan and post your photo showing off your school spirit. Then in 500 characters or less tell us why you are the Ultimate Fan. For ten weeks, 5 photos will be randomly selected and the public will vote on that weeks winner. Weekly winners will receive a $25 gift card to Skyline Chili. All ten weekly winners will then be posted November 9-20, the public will vote and the Ultimate Fan will be crowned receiving a Skyline Chili tailgate party and a donation to their schools Athletic Department in their name courtesy of Skyline Chili.

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Milford Basketball Association 2009-10 Player Registration Grades 2-12

The Milford Basketball Association is hosting in-person player registration for the 2009-10 season per the following schedule: Friday, Sept 11th 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Saturday, Sept 12th 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Wednesday, Sept 16th 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Saturday, Sept 19th 10:00 am- 2:00 pm

Registration At Jamboree Sports 130 Cemetary Rd, Milltown Plaza

(Next to LaRosa’s) Fees for Rec team players for this year will be as follows: 1 Player $110 3 Players $275 2 Players $200 4+Players $350

If you are interested in trying out for an athletic team, please contact Steve Bryant at 575-9451 Forms will be available at registration.


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Town meeting problems

The article by Rich Jordan was pretty funny. He lambastes Sen. Voinovich and Rep. Schmidt for not conducting public meetings to discuss legislative matters with constituents. He suggests Schmidt will vote as directed by John Boehner. Jordan must think readers recently arrived from a galaxy far, far away. The folks on the town hall circuit seem to be mostly Democrats following party orders to spread the glad tidings of Obamacare. They are trying, unsuccessfully, to explain legislation that exists only in the minds of the Congressional Democratic leadership. Even the president does not have a handle on what

this gargantuan legislation will be. So how are the Democratic foot soldiers going to explain what is and is not in a bill that does not exist? I think Schmidt and Voinovich wisely opted to forgo the political theater which has been embraced by desperate-looking Democrats. Letters, phone calls and e-mails work just fine. And, do you expect us to believe Mr. Driehaus has not been told by Nancy Pelosi how to vote? Jordan joined the shrill chorus of nervous Democrats singing the party song. Only problem is the tune is flat and the words ... well there really aren’t any. Edward Colbert St. Andrews Circle Milford

Have we met? UMC works for Goshen Goshen United Methodist Church has been around since 1832. Up until 1961, we worshiped in the church building on Mulberry Joe Street that now Spaulding houses the Church of the Community Nazarene. Press guest Goshen United columnist Methodist church exists to worship Jesus and serve its members and the community. We’re located next door to Marr-Cook Elementary and across the street from Goshen High School. We have about 200 members and, being located right in the middle of the Goshen schools, we have several active and retired school principals and many active and retired schoolteachers and staff. As a matter of fact, well over 10 percent of our members are affiliated with Goshen local schools. Goshen UM members also dedicate their time and talents to the library, historical society, chamber of commerce, Lions, garden club, the Masonic lodge and Eastern Star. Members also have served Goshen Township on the zoning board, park board and other committees and two members have served as service director for the



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Last year we provided Thanksgiving dinners for 115 families and Christmas dinners for 114 families. township. We have a food pantry that serves about 40 families every Friday. Our food pantry is run by volunteers and funded by members of the congregation. Last Easter our congregation provided Easter baskets for children and Easter dinners for about 100 families. Last year we provided Thanksgiving dinners for 115 families and Christmas dinners for 114 families. Our members purchased and wrapped 500 Christmas presents for 125 children in our community. During the holiday season, our food pantry gratefully received very generous donations from our local schools and LCNB in Goshen. Each year our church supplies health and school kits and emergency clean-up buckets to refugees, displaced people and victims of natural disasters through the Festival of Sharing. Goshen United Methodist Church is proud to play a major part in our vibrant and growing community. Joe Spaulding lives on Route 48 in Goshen Township. Written on behalf of a group of citizens concerned about the future of Goshen Township.






Reform needed, but not like this Does not Mr. Rich Jordan, in his column published Sept. 2, know that Mr. Driehaus only allowed ticketed people into his town hall meeting and that he refused an invitation to the “taxed enough already” get together Labor Day weekend? And I doubt anyone at Mr. Driehaus’ meeting were conservatives or Republican registered voters, since the tickets were distributed by the Democratic party. And his question to Jean Schmidt as to whether she’s afraid of constituents because of the health care discussion? I think Jean Schmidt has seen the reaction of the majority of citizens all around this country, including right here in the Cincinnati area, that show most common citizens are against the proposals of the Democratically-controlled House of Representatives. Some polls show 68 percent against the proposal. Is Mr. Jordan just sorry he can’t go to a town hall meeting of the Republicans and confront them as the common citizens have at

numerous Democratic reps’ town halls around the country? The Democrats in the House and Senate have demonized the opposition to their proposals as uninformed and worse. They are informed and don’t like what they are reading. That’s the reason they have turned out in big numbers to oppose the Democrats at town hall meetings. The charge that they are organized by conservative/ Republican operatives is absurd. The only signs that I have seen at any of these rallies by the opposition are mostly handmade by the people holding them as opposed to reproduced and handed-out signs of the people, sometimes bused in, by the Democrats trying to convince the opposition this idea is the right way to proceed with healthcare reform. I will not disagree that there needs to be changes made to our health care system, but, the HB 3200 that I have read puts more government into the system than I think anyone wants, except of course the Democrats proposing it

and the president. The statement made by the president that “if you like your doctor, Robert you are going to Dollenmeyer be able to keep Sr. your doctor” is not a true stateCommunity ment and if you Press guest read pages 16 and columnist 17 of the HB 3200 you will see that that statement is not true. Hopefully, the people who do not have health insurance will someday soon be able to afford to cover themselves and their families, but, this bill, as written, will penalize the millions who now have coverage’s through either their own or their employers. And the statement that “illegal” aliens in this country will not be covered under this plan also isn’t true, as the Democrats, with unchallenged majorities in both houses of congress, have plans to make those people “legal.” Robert Dollenmeyer Sr. lives on Red Bud Lane in Milford.

Ozone: A gas with many layers Ozone is very much a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde case. It is simply a gas, with the same scientific make-up at all times. However, its location in the atmosphere causes it to take on different properties. The results are either very helpful or very harmful to health and the environment. The OhioKentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) wants the region’s 2 million citizens to know why ozone gas is a concern. First, there is stratospheric ozone. This also could be known as the “good” type of ozone. Found anywhere from six to 30 miles above the Earth’s surface, stratospheric ozone acts as a natural shield, protecting earth from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. This type of ozone is imperative for life on earth. Unfortunately, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, levels of the stratospheric ozone have been depleted and have caused a variety of problems including an increase in health concerns such as skin cancer and environmental concerns such as crop depletion. With stratospheric ozone, preservation and protection are key, unlike its counterpart.

Although the other type ozone has the exact same chemical makeup, the Mr. Hyde of ozone has a different effect on the environment. This form is known as ground-level ozone. As the name suggests, this it is found in the air closest to the Earth’s surface. Ground-level ozone is one of the main components in smog, a harmful kind of air pollution. Smog is created through chemical reactions when emissions, such as those from vehicles and industry, react with sunlight or heat, making this a major problem during the summer. Smog poses a serious risk to both humans and the environment. Research from the EPA has shown it can decrease the lungs’ working capacity, causing shortness of breath, wheezing, chest pain and coughing. It also can cause eye and nose irritation and reduce the body’s ability to fight infection. Longterm exposure to smog can permanently scar lung tissue and lead to emphysema, bronchitis and asthma. Furthermore, ground-level ozone is harmful to the environment because it damages crops,

trees and other vegetation. Ground-level ozone and smog are monitored throughout the Emily Greater Cincinnati Feldman region. When high levels of Community ozone are expectPress guest ed in the presence columnist of sunlight or high temperatures, a smog alert is issued to warn individuals. Those who have an increased interest also can call 1-800-621-SMOG to sign up for smog alert notification when an alert is issued. There are things everyone can do to protect the region from pollution before a smog alert is issued. OKI outlines many simple changes that can help cut down on the harmful emissions that lead to ground-level ozone and smog. More information and additional tips to reduce air pollution can be found by visiting or by calling 1-800621-SMOG (7664). Emily Feldman is a clean air assistant at the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments.

CH@TROOM Last week’s question

What do you think is the enduring legacy of Ted Kennedy? “I will always believe that his birth into a privileged family is the only reason for his rise to prominence. “I also believe that the left will try to whitewash and minimize the terrible tragedy he caused to happen at Chappaquiddick, and they will overlook his expulsion from Harvard for cheating, his alcoholism, his womanizing and his support for abortion, saying that ‘He who is without sin should cast the first stone.’ “They did the same thing after President Clinton was impeached, and the Senate acquitted him. “One-hundred years from now, when passions have subsided, I suspect that Ted will be remembered chiefly for causing the death

of Mary Jo Kopechne, and for getting away with it. “If he had been a conservative, I suspect he would have been treated differently. B.B. “I try not to think of Ted Kennedy!” L.A.D.B. “As the CNN coverage discussed the life of Ted Kennedy in the context of his place within the Camelot Kingdom, and within the context of Ted as an individual within the Kennedy clan, I reflected upon Ted as an individual who served as a great change agent for our country, and someone who had experienced great transformative learning, probably starting with the infamous 1969 Chappaquidick Island event, during which he was participating in the Edgartown Yacht Club regatta, which lasted over several days.

“During this period, there was also a reunion of the ‘Boiler Room Girls,’ six young women who had been key supporters to Robert Kennedy’s 1968 presidential campaign. Kennedy offered to ride Mary Jo Kopechne back to her hotel, but a policeman noticed Kennedy’s big Oldsmobile making a wrong turn out of a cemetery and he slid off of a wooden sided bridge into a tidal pond. Kennedy claimed he swam clear of the car, called out for Mary Jo, swam back under and couldn’t make it physically, so he went many houses away, called his friends and found himself in his own room by 2:30 a.m. “If he would have reported the accident immediately, the police would likely have been able to save her, since they said she was probably breathing air for at least two hours! “This tragedy caused many to turn against Ted. Prior to this

event, he was seen as a rich, selfcentered, alcoholic playboy. After having to deal with the personal responsibility for his part in another person’s death, and the political repercussions for himself and his family, the affect on his immediate family, this tragedy along with losing the 1980 Democratic Presidential bid to Jimmy Carter, seems to have really driven Ted to become the best senator he could become, to become the crusader for the poor, the underprivileged, those of all races and beliefs. “Ted wrote and sponsored a breath-taking amount of legislation and had a wonderful ability to work across the aisle, for the common good, something we try and learn in our own Antioch Leadership and Change Program, yet see so rarely in Congress, where special interests, fear, and animosity prevail. “Ted, like all of us, was a

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Gatch award winner does a job she loves By John Seney

“I love what I do,” Sue Radabaugh said of her job as executive director of Stepping Stones Center for children and adults with disabilities. Her dedication and enthusiasm for her job is one of the reasons Radabaugh received the Orpha Gatch Citizenship Award presented Aug. 25 by the League of Women Voters of Clermont County. The award recognizes women who live or work in Clermont County whose personal passion, commitment, service and volunteerism have changed the community. Radabaugh, of Milford, was one of nine finalists for the award named for Orpha Gatch, community activist, patron of the arts and education, and a founder of the League of Women Voters of Clermont County. She was a suffriagist who worked to give women the right to vote. “I was certainly very, very honored and proud to be a part of the nine women selected,” Radabaugh said. Radabaugh first started


Cyndy Wright of the League of Women Voters of Clermont County welcomes everyone to the annual dinner in honor of Orpha Gatch.


Nancy Arnold, center, was one of the guest speakers. She spoke with Linda Showalter, left, and Tracey Braden before dinner.


WLWT news anchor Sheree Paolello , left, congratulates Yvonne Haight, right, of Milford for being nominated for the Orpha Gatch Award. With them is Yvette Duguay, League of Women Voters of Clermont County president. working at Stepping Stones in the summer of 1965. She has been executive director since 1994. “It is so wonderful to have something in life you have so much passion for,” she said. Stepping Stones runs programs year-round for children and adult with disabilities. In addition to its facility in Indian Hill, Stepping Stones runs Camp Allyn, a resident summer camp in Batavia Township. In 1984, Radabaugh cofounded Cincinnati Riding for the Handicapped now known as Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship, Cincinnati’s first therapeutic riding program. She was board president for 21 years and a certified volunteer instructor. Bobbi Theis, who cofounded Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship with Radabaugh, said Radabaugh had great


Matt Braden and Meg Baughman enjoy the dinner.


Cyndy Wright of the League of Women Voters of Clermont County, left, and U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt congratulate Sue Radabaugh for winning the Orpha Gatch Award Aug. 22. energy and “a wonderful heart.” Theis said Radabaugh is the kind of person who “if she finds out something needs to be done, she gets it done.” Radabaugh is a founding member and chair of the


Marti Kleinfelter, Mia Supe and Linda Pilon, League of Women Voters of Clermont County, welcome guests to the annual Orpha Gatch dinner.

Disabilities Collaborative of Greater Cincinnati, a member and former chair of the Leadership Council of Human Services Executives, and serves on the Regional Autism Advisory Council. She also is a board member of the Linden Grove School. The Gatch award was created and presented by Cathy Gatch of Milford, owner of Milford Pottery. She is the granddaughter of Orpha Gatch. Other nominees: • Lisa Davis of Williamsburg is director of community relations for Clermont County DD. • Julie Graybill of Williamsburg is manager of member services for the Clermont Chamber of Commerce. • Yvonne Haight of Milford, former Milford mayor and councilwoman, is a longtime activist for community, youth and veterans programs and served on the Milford Community Fire


ry, wood and glass crafts, fiber arts and more. It also includes the “Sunflower Revolution” flower show, food, music and raffle. Proceeds to benefit the Promont House Museum. Admission is free. Call 248-0324 or visit See “Art Festival” by Amy J. Evans, watercolors and oils.


Tracy and Steve Braden wait for dinner to be served.

day, Sept. 13, at Riverside Park Milford, 100 Race St. Registration is at 6 a.m. There are bike rides of 100, 40, 20 kilometers. The 40k and 20k rides begin at 9 a.m. Proceeds to benefit Parkinson’s disease research at UC Neuroscience Institute. The cost is $80. Registration is required, available online. Call 584-0695 or visit

from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Union Township. The event includes cabin-life re-enactments, games, food and more. The cost is $5 for adults and $1 per child for members and $10 for adults and $5 for child of non-members, cash only. Call 831-1711 or visit


Gatch Award nominee Lisa Davis talks with her niece Sarah Nagely, right, before the award winner was announced. Department and life squad, the Clermont County Senior Fair Board and the Milford Historical Society. • Regina Herbolt of Batavia works for Union Central Life Insurance and is active in Vietnam Veterans of America, Boy Scouts and the Yellow Ribbon Support Center. • Connie Hunter of Milford help organize the Greater Milford Arts and Events Council. • Ginny Kaldmo of Amelia, activities director of Clermont Senior Services, is active in church, senior and children’s issues, developing creative programs for all ages. • Nancy Middleton of Goshen Township, president of The Printing Place, is a past president of the League of Women Voters of Clermont County and is active


June Izzy Bailey congratulates Regina Herbolt for being nominated for the Gatch award. in community projects and programs ranging from zoning to education, Scouts, sports and fire department auxiliary. • Charlotte Schadler of Milford is active in the Yellow Ribbon Support Center and the Let Us Never Forget Scholarship Fund.

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Saturday, Sept. 12, at the post, 1596 Ohio 131, Milford. There is a horseshoe tournament at 4 p.m. and dinner is Art Affaire at 5 p.m. Pool tournament and The Greater Milford Area music by Doublecross at 7 Historical Society is hosting p.m. The event also includes Art Affaire from noon to 5 p.m. Bike ride raffles and children’s games. University Hospital FounPrepare for night Saturday, Sept. 12, at It is family-friendly. The cost is Cincinnati Nature Center Hog roast Promont House Museum, 906 dation is hosting the SunVFW Post 6562-Milford is $8, $7 advance; $5 kids under Main St. The craft show fea- flower Revolution Bike Ride at Rowe Woods is hosting the tures pottery, paintings, jewel- from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sun- program Preparing for Night hosting a hog roast at 3 p.m. 10. Call 575-2102.


Historic Milford Association is hosting the Sunflower Streetfest from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, in downtown Milford, Main Street, Milford. The event includes buskers, vendors, food, music and wine. Free. Call 444-4006 or visit



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Salvation Army Golf Classic, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Shotgun start. Elks Run Golf Club, 2000 Elklick Road. Registration 10:30 a.m. Includes golf, lunch and dinner. Benefits Salvation Army Summer Youth Programs in Greater Cincinnati. $1000 per foursome, $250. Reservations required. Presented by Salvation Army. 7625643; Batavia Township.


Preparing for Night, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Cabin-life reenactments, games, food and more. $3, $1 children, free for members. 831-1711; Union Township.


Lake Isabella Fishing Boathouse, 7 a.m.-7 a.m. Lake Isabella, $9.50 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Symmes Township. Loveland Castle, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Loveland Castle, $3. 683-4686; Symmes Township.


Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Shaw Farms Produce, 1737 Ohio 131, Sweet corn, tomatoes, cantaloupes, watermelons, cucumbers, pickles, yellow squash, zucchini and green beans both stringless and half runners. Some other things: peaches, plums, nectarines, potatoes,Vidalia onions,Amish meats, cheeses and jarred goods. Call for hours. 5752022. Miami Township.


Lake Isabella Fishing Boathouse, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road. Full-service boathouse with rowboat rentals. Open fishing year-round in 28-acre lake with outdoor fishing pier from dusk to dawn. $9.50 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Symmes Township. Loveland Castle, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Loveland Castle, 12025 Shore Road. Small-scale, authentic castle. Picnic area. Group tours and special events available. $3. 683-4686; Symmes Township. F R I D A Y, S E P T . 1 1


Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Shaw Farms Produce, 575-2022. Miami Township.


Fish Fry, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes cole slaw and French fries. Carryout available.$6 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 5752102. Milford. Casual Wine Tasting, 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike. Pub. Includes music. $5. 697-9705. Loveland.

All-Night Fishing, 8 p.m. Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road. Rent rowboat or bring your own. Four horsepower or less electric and gas motors permitted. Fishing ticket good for 12 hours. Light visible 360 degrees required on boats after dark. All ages. $9.50 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; rowboat rental $9.39 six hours, $11.27 12 hours; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663; Symmes Township.


Moler Raceway Park Racing, 4:30 p.m.11:30 p.m. Moler Raceway Park, 2059 Harker Waits Road. Quarter-mile dirt oval track racing. $15, $5 ages 7-15, free ages 6 and under. 937-444-6215; Williamsburg.


Children’s Vintage Books Display, 1:30 p.m.4:30 p.m. Promont House Museum, 906 Main St. Collection of early children‚Äôs books from turn of 20th century. Included with admission: $5, $1 children, free for members. Presented by Greater Milford Area Historical Society. 2482304; Milford.


Hog Roast, 3 p.m. VFW Post #6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Horseshoe Tournament at 4 p.m. Dinner at 5 p.m. Pool Tournament and music at Doublecross at 7 p.m. Includes raffles and children’s games. Family friendly. $8, $7 advance; $5 kids under 10. Presented by VFW Post 6562-Milford. 575-2102. Milford.


Bird Walk, 8 a.m. With Steve Bobonick. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Dress for weather, bring binoculars. Included with admission: $5, $1 children; free for members. 831-1711. Union Township. Abner Hollow Cabin Drop-In Opportunities, 10 a.m.-noon, Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Discover lives of early settlers. $5, $1 children, free for members. 831-1711; Union Township.



Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Milford Shopping Center, 1025 Lila Ave. Group of local growers sell fruits, vegetables, honey, potted flowers, cut flowers, herbs, seasonal decorations and more. Severe weather may shorten market times. Presented by Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association. 633-5218; Milford. Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Shaw Farms Produce, 575-2022. Miami Township. Batavia Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Batavia Township,, Main and Depot streets. Vegetables, fruits and eggs. 876-2418. Batavia.


Old West Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Music by Raison D’Etre 1:30-3:30 p.m. and Kentucky Myle 4-6 p.m. Old West Festival, 1449 Greenbush Cobb Road. Relive days of Wild West in unique entertainment experience. Re-enactments, trick shooting and roping, demonstrations, rides, food and music. Rain or shine. $10, $6 ages 6-12; free ages 5 and under. Through Oct. 11. 866-937-8337. Williamsburg.

Little Miami River Kayak Trip, 11 a.m. Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road. Begins at Lake Isabella, continues 7.5 miles down river. All equipment provided. Bring lunch. Must complete Quick Start program prior to trip. $25, $20 ages 6-18. Registration required, available online. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-2345; Symmes Township.


All-Night Fishing, 8 p.m. Lake Isabella, $9.50 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; rowboat rental $9.39 six hours, $11.27 12 hours; vehicle permit required. 791-1663; Symmes Township.


Spring Garage Sale, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Loveland Presbyterian Church, 360 Robin Ave. Furniture, small appliances, collectibles and more. Food available. 683-2525; Loveland. Friends of the Owensville Branch Library Book Sale, noon-3 p.m. Owensville Branch Library, 2548 U.S. 50, Used fiction and nonfiction books and audio/visual materials for all ages. Benefits Owensville Branch Library. Free. 732-6084. Owensville. Scholastic Book Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $5 adult, $1 ages 3-12. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Nature Shop. Includes books with nature, science and wildlife themes for preschool age through elementary school children. Free members. 831-1711. Union Township. S U N D A Y, S E P T . 1 3


Sunflower Revolution Bike Ride, 7:30 a.m.2 p.m. Riverside Park Milford, 100 Race St. Registration 6 a.m. Bike rides of 100, 40, 20 kilometers. 40k and 20k rides begin 9 a.m. Benefits Parkinson s disease research at UC Neuroscience Institute. $80. Registration required, available online. 584-0695; Milford.


Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Shaw Farms Produce, 575-2022. Miami Township.


Old West Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Music by Rabbit Hash String Band 1:30-3:30 p.m. and Dan Varner Band 4-6 p.m. Old West Festival, $10, $6 ages 6-12; free ages 5 and under. 866-937-8337. Williamsburg.


Happy Hour, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Gravy, 576-6789. Loveland.


Children’s Vintage Books Display, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Promont House Museum, Included with admission: $5, $1 children, free for members. 248-2304; Milford.


PROVIDED Toby Keith, pictured, with guest Trace Adkins, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave. For tickets, call 800-7453000 or visit


The Greater Milford Area Historical Society is hosting Art Affaire from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at Promont House Museum, 906 Main St., Milford. The craft show features pottery, paintings, jewelry, wood and glass crafts, fiber arts and more. It also includes the “Sunflower Revolution” flower show, food, music and raffle. Proceeds to benefit the Promont House Museum. Admission is free. Call 248-0324 or visit See “Art Festival” by Amy J. Evans, watercolors and oils.


Art Affaire, noon-5 p.m. Promont House Museum, 906 Main St. Pottery, paintings, jewelry, wood and glass crafts, fiber arts and more. Includes “Sunflower Revolution” flower show. Food, music and raffle. Benefits Promont House Museum. Free. Presented by Greater Milford Area Historical Society. 248-0324; Milford.

Williamsburg Garden Club Mum Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.Williamsburg Mum Sales, U.S. 32 and McKeever Road. $4 for eight-inch pot or three for $11. Larger 12-inch pots available for $12. Call ahead for large orders. Benefits beautification of Williamsburg Community. Presented by Williamsburg Garden Club. 7247824. Williamsburg, Ohio. Happy Hour, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Gravy, 576-6789. Loveland.

Sunflower Streetfest, noon-10 p.m. Downtown Milford, Main Street, Buskers, vendors, food, music and wine. Free. Presented by Historic Milford Association. 444-4006; Milford.

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Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, $3. 6835692; Loveland. Lake Isabella Fishing Boathouse, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Lake Isabella, $9.50 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Symmes Township. Loveland Castle, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Loveland Castle, $3. 683-4686; Symmes Township.


Scholastic Book Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $5 adult, $1 ages 3-12. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Free members. 8311711. Union Township. M O N D A Y, S E P T . 1 4


Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Shaw Farms Produce, 575-2022. Miami Township.


Lake Isabella Fishing Boathouse, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Lake Isabella, $9.50 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Symmes Township. Loveland Castle, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Loveland Castle, $3. 683-4686; Symmes Township.


Scholastic Book Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Free members. 831-1711. Union Township. T U E S D A Y, S E P T . 1 5


Business After Hours, 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Paxton’s Grill, 126 W. Loveland Ave. Business networking for current and future Loveland Area Chamber members. Light appetizers and cash bar. Free. Presented by Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce. 683-1544; Loveland.

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Scholastic Book Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $3 adult, $1 ages 3-12. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Free members. 8311711. Union Township. W E D N E S D A Y, S E P T . 1 6


Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Market, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Milford Shopping Center, 633-5218; http://milfordfarmersmar- Milford. Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Shaw Farms Produce, 575-2022. Miami Township.


Wednesday at the Movies, 2 p.m. “The Window” directed by Carlos Sorin of Argentina. Doris Wood Branch Library, 180 S. Third St. Adults. Free. 732-2128; Batavia.


Drop-In Story Time, 11 a.m. Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St. Stories, games, songs and crafts. All ages. Free. 724-1070. Williamsburg.


Little Adventurers, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Weekly through Nov. 18. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, $155, $125 members. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township. Preschool Story Time in the Park, 1:30 p.m. Butterflies. Sycamore Park, 4200 Ohio 132, Free. Presented by Clermont County Park District. 876-9013. Batavia.


Bike Night, 6 p.m. Sidewinders. Quaker Steak & Lube, 590 Chamber Drive. Motorcycles fill parking lot. Includes music, beer, vendors and food. Enter free raffle to win Buell motorcycle. Benefits local charity. 831-5823; Milford.


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


Scholastic Book Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $3 adult, $1 ages 3-12. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Free members. 8311711. Union Township.


Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Shaw Farms Produce, 575-2022. Miami Township.


Happy Hour, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Gravy, 576-6789. Loveland.


Bluegrass Jam Session, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Gravy, 1513 Ohio 28, With Hard-Drive. Others welcome to play. Free. Reservations recommended. 576-6789. Loveland.


Little Adventurers, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Weekly through Nov. 17. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Includes outdoor adventure, nature, math, literature, music and art. Topic varies weekly. Must be potty-trained. $155, $125 members. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township.


Lake Isabella Fishing Boathouse, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Lake Isabella, $9.50 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Symmes Township. Loveland Castle, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Loveland Castle, $3. 683-4686; Symmes Township.


Barney comes to the Cincinnati Zoo to perform two live shows at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at the zoo’s Wings of Wonder Theater. Barney will dance and sing his most popular songs. The shows are free with zoo admission, $13, adults; $9, ages 2-12; 2 and under, free. Donate a new children’s book or pajamas on Sept. 11 for The Great Sprout Tuck-In and receive one free child’s admission with a paid adult admission on Sept. 11. Visit



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Playing hide-and-seek, but not really seeking scary feelings tap on the walls of our minds and bodies as if to say, “You can’t lead a full Father Lou life unless Guntzelman you deal with me Perspectives a n d achieve a certain understanding of me as part of your life.” Those of us who have been abused or neglected, bruised or wounded by significant others, must come face to face with our pain and the truth about the whole situation. Understanding the truth will help set us free. It’s difficult for us, but doing so begins healing and integration. Often, facing what we’ve kept hidden is best accomplished with the assistance of a competent professional counselor. One example of the hidden being revealed occurred when I was pastor and a young woman made an appointment. During it she denounced her current boyfriend and his interest in sex. She showed me newspaper articles confirming her belief that our culture is too permissive and men are the villains causing it all.

She wanted me to write about it and preach about it to my parishioners. It was her growing intensity, her insistence and deepening rage that led me to suspect there was much more to her concerns. After a long period of listening, I asked her gently, “Would you be willing to tell me what happened to you? Did someone hurt you or frighten you?” What followed was a profound change in her behavior. She stared into space in silence. Then, with contorted face, an angry snarl in her voice, she whispered, “I was raped when I was 18, and by damn, no man will ever have that power over me again!” With some relief, she said she had hidden and denied that fact for years. She tried – and for a while it worked – to consider that trauma as just a nightmare. She never wondered why she was not able “to find the right guy” with whom to consider marriage. Her repressed fear of sex and anger at men were affecting her life tremendously. From that point on she was willing to confer with a psychologist and work through the brutal disrespect forced on her by her attacker.A healthier life was ahead for her. She proved more courageous than most people are

Clermont Co. donates computers Three Clermont County school districts are benefiting from the donation of 130 computers by Clermont County government offices. “We really appreciate the donation from Clermont County,” said Cathy Macdonald with the Clermont Educational Service Center (ESC). “Since the state of Ohio stopped providing funding for schools to purchase computers two years ago, our

students and teachers have fallen technologically behind. This donation from the county will enable the schools to upgrade computers in labs and in the classroom.” “The computers, mostly from Clermont Municipal Court, were replaced by newer models needed to meet the demands of the court system,” said Clermont County Commissioner Ed Humphrey. “We donated the

old computers to the ESC; based on requests. The ESC then selected Williamsburg, Felicity-Franklin and Milford schools as recipients for the computers.” Some of the computers will replace those in schools that are over 10 years old. “Felicity Franklin will use the refurbished computers to update a lab that is currently running on a Windows 95 system,” said Macdonald.

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Howard L. Bell, M.D., Mona Saggar, O.D., and Cincinnati Eye Physicians, Inc., are pleased to announce the addition of Jason H. Bell, M.D., Ph.D. to our comprehensive ophthalmology practice.

Dr. Bell is a graduate of Anderson High School Class of 1993 and has returned to the area to provide the most up to date and comprehensive medical and surgical care of eye diseases. Dr. Jason Bell received his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Denison University, and he received a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Wesleyan University in Connecticut while working to combat bacterial resistance to antibiotics. Following a short post-doctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Harvard Medical School studying retinal degenerative disease, he returned to Cincinnati and received a M.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He did an internship in Internal Medicine at the University Hospital, and completed his residency in Ophthalmology at the University Hospital as well, serving as Chief Resident in his final year. Dr. Jason Bell has published many original scientific articles in several basic and clinical science journals, and he recently co-authored a book chapter for the leading textbook for corneal, refractive, and anterior segment reconstructive surgery. Dr. Jason Bell is a comprehensive ophthalmologist handling all medical and surgical diseases of the eye, as well as standard ophthalmic primary care and glasses prescriptions for adults and children. He performs standard and custom cataract surgery, laser surgery, and anterior segment surgery. He handles the medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma, and the diagnosis and management of diabetic eye disease and age related macular degeneration. He also provides diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment of common eyelid disorders. Dr. Jason Bell is also a Volunteer Faculty of Ophthalmology with the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and teaches ophthalmology residents how to perform cataract surgery at the VA Medical Center, as well as teaching residents how to perform ocular reconstruction after devastating ocular injuries as an ocular trauma surgeon for the University Hospital Level I Trauma Center.

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All humans live in hiding from themselves. That’s one of Albert Camus’ central insights about human nature. We practice what psychology calls repression and denial – thereby remaining unconscious to who we really are. Why hide certain experiences or realities of our life? We fear it would be too difficult or frightening dealing with them. We prefer, as Kierkegaard puts it, to tranquilize ourselves with the trivial. Hiding strong personal elements from ourselves is usually futile. They keep trying to get our attention. They express themselves through symptoms such as anxiety, stomach trouble, insomnia, headaches, irritation or depression. True, some depression comes from chemical imbalances and must be treated with medication. But another kind of depression can be caused by pushing down and away i.e. depressing, unwelcome feelings. One of the strange things about our feelings is, however, that we can’t just bury the unpleasant ones and keep the pleasant ones. They’re all intertwined. Bury anger and we bury the potential for joy; bury sexuality and we bury spontaneity; bury conflict and we bury peace of mind. Symptoms of hidden and

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It’s all a piece of pie this week


powdered milk theory is, but it’s plausible for sure when baking in large amounts. The ingredients in this pie are similar but not exactly like Hoosier, chess and vinegar pies. Anyway, I ran into Nick Clooney last year when we were both on Fox 19’s morning show. Nick said he thought his brother had a recipe similar to McGee’s. Nick and I lost touch so I never did Gherardi get the recipe in my hot little hands. The recipe I’m sharing is so delicious and almost deadon McGee’s – and as close as I’m ever going to get to it. Jimmy’s pie, on the other hand, was a cinch to get. He is so generous when it comes to sharing recipes so I’ve got his authentic one to share here.

Transparent pie close to McGee’s

Originally from Martha

1 pie shell 1 stick butter, room temperature (salted or unsalted is OK) 2 cups sugar 1 tablespoon flour 1 tablespoon vanilla 1 ⠄2 cup half & half 3 large eggs, lightly beaten 2 teaspoons cider vinegar 1 tablespoon clear Karo syrup Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Beat butter and sugar until mixture is fairly fluffy. Add rest of ingredients and blend well. Don’t worry if it looks curdled. Pour into pie shell. Bake 10 minutes at 400 degrees,







Jane Zeigler, a Batavia resident and fine baker. Now this isn’t the prettiest pie – the filling isn’t real high but is so enticingly sweet and good you’ll understand when you take a bite. A thick filling would just be too much. Now if all you have is dark Karo, that should be OK too. I’ve adapted this slightly from her original recipe.




I guess I should call this week’s column the “Pie Issue.� I’ve been asked by several Kentucky readers to clone Maysville’s most famous transparent pie made by McGee’s Bakery. And a reader on the northern side of the river has been clamoring for J i m m y Gherardi’s l e m o n Rita blueberry pie. Heikenfeld First, Rita’s kitchen the story a b o u t McGee’s. I stopped in their bakery last year and got several items including their transparent pie. The recipe is secret so I can’t tell you how I sleuthed information but will tell you my “anonymous source� said McGee’s uses powdered milk. Now most transparent pies call for cream or milk so I have no idea how true the

then turn oven down to 325 degrees and bake for about 40 to 50 minutes more, or until pie has set. Awesome with a dollop of whipped cream.

Chef Jimmy Gherardi’s lemon sour cream blueberry pie

For reader Cathy Grosse who told me she’s tried to duplicate “but have only nearly got it – worth stuffing myself for.� Cathy wanted to wish Jimmy well and thinks, like I do, that Jimmy is a wonderful and caring person.

1 cup sugar â „4 cup all purpose flour 1 â „4 cup cornstarch 1 â „2 teaspoon salt 1 â „2 cup sour cream 1 â „2 cup water 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 6 egg yolks 1 â „3 cup fresh or organic bottled lemon juice Whipped cream Fresh or thawed frozen blueberries or blueberry syrup. 1

Place sugar, flour, cornstarch and salt in saucepan. Whisk. Add sour cream and water. Whisk until smooth. Place on stove top over medium heat and stir until thickened. Remove from heat and add butter. Stir until melted and well combined. Stir in yolks, Keep stirring until well combined – don’t worry if butter is floating around. Place back on heat and stir constantly until mixture is well combined and thick again. Stir in juice and keep stirring until it becomes thick and starts to hold its shape. Remove from heat and pour into prepared pie crust. Allow to cool completely at room temperature, then place in fridge until cold. Top with as much whipped cream, berries, etc. as you want.

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Like P.F. Chang’s lemon sauce for chicken. Dan Romito, producer of Fox 19’s morning show asked me to find this for his mom, who reads my column. This is one of P.F. Chang’s most popular dishes ‌mmmm.

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I recently celebrated 10 years of cooking with Rob and Sheila with a special cooking demo on the Fox 19 morning show. Go to my blog at www. to see the link for the video.

Chocolate zucchini bread/cake a huge hit

My editor, Lisa Mauch, and her co-workers gave this a two thumbs up. She made this both as cupcakes and in a loaf pan. I salivated just looking at the photos. Like everyone who has made it, Lisa declares this a keeper. This is a good recipe to use those gargantuan zucchini that look like they’re on steroids. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at columns@ with “Rita’s kitchen� in the subject line. Or call 513-248-7130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at


This August the Clermont County 4-H Dog Drill Team placed first at the Ohio State Fair competition. Members of the team include: Veronica Federle with her Shetland sheep dog, Lucy; Maria Ruwe with her German shepherd, Greta; Theresa Ruwe with her German shepherd, Anika; Anna Vandegrift with her pug, Archie; and Ricky Vandegrift with his golden retriever, Polly. A drill team consists of

four to nine dog and handler teams that construct a five to seven minute routine synchronizing their obedience moves to music. Coaches Janet and Elizabeth Vandegrift guided the team as they created a routine to songs from the musical, “Oklahoma.” This year’s team had a lot to live up to as Clermont County’s Dog Drill Team has remained undefeated since it began in 2005 with a Pirates of the Caribbean theme.

They also created baseball and Star Wars drill teams that won in 2006 and 2008, respectfully. The current members are looking forward to starting the 2010 drill team with tryouts this fall. Contact Janet or Elizabeth at or for information about requirements and tryouts.

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The members of the first-place Clermont County 4-H Dog Drill Team are, from left in front: Theresa Ruwe of Felicity, Anna Vandegrift of Bethel, Maria Ruwe of Felicity. In back; Veronica Federle of Goshen and Ricky Vandegrift, Bethel.

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The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments Board has approved transportation enhancement funding for three projects totaling more than $2 million in Clermont County. “The approval of funding for these projects will impact significantly safety concerns in Clermont County,” said Campbell County Judge Executive and OKI Board President Steve Pendery. The addition of new sidewalk on both sides of Ohio 28 from just west of Meijer Drive to the east limit at Branch Hill-Guinea Pike will complete a roadway widening project that was built in 2006. Construction is expected to begin summer 2010. A streetscape project in Miami Township will be built along Business 28 between Ohio 28 and Cook Road. The improvements for this project include a landscaped architectural gateway element at the west end of the project, along with landscaped medians and decorative street lighting. Construction is expected to begin in summer 2011. Miami Township trustees have been meeting with engineers and urban planners in the hopes of attracting upscale retail businesses and housing. The rehabilitation of the Stonelick Creek Covered Bridge just north of U.S. 50 includes structural repairs, roof replacement, the installation of piers and a wood preservative system. The bridge was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. Construction is expected to begin in late fall 2010.


she was 33 Rooks years old. She had Ole been fightFisherman ing cancer for the last seven years and was so strong in her faith. They had moved to Vanceburg, Kentucky, to be close to her family. The visitation was Sunday evening at the Dickerson funeral home there, so we went over. These kids are special friends to us. The Grange will miss the beautiful smile from this young lady but the Good Lord has another angel. Last Monday I was cleaning the new blackberry bed, and saw a young deer standing close to the bee hives and kept looking back in the woods. Then the mother deer came out. Both deer kept watching me and I didn’t move, so after a while I needed to get the berry patch cleaned, I made a jump so the deer ran into the woods. Start your week by going to the church of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God bless all. More later. George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.


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Now on Saturday morning we got to go fishing. This was the fifth time for this yea. With Ruth Ann’s hospital stay, work here at home, volunteer shopping for a shut in, and now canning and freezing, it has been a busy year. Now back to the fishing. We had a time finding the fish, but finally got some fine crappie and bluegills. We generally catch some catfish, but not this time. Ruth Ann caught a nice looking bass that was 10-inches long, and when it was put back in the lake it seemed happy. The cats know when the pontoon comes back there will be fish ribs to eat. So they go to the cleaning station and wait for me, one cat we call “Riochet” ate lots of fish ribs. We have a small black kitten that came here, as did the other two cats. The kitten will go with me to get the morning paper, and wants to be petted but is still afraid. In time it will come around. Things change around our house each day. We got a call that a young lady that belonged to the Adams County Grange had passed away. This lady had four children and her husband,

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Howdy folks, Last Wednesday, Ruth Ann and I took our friend out for dinner at Staceys Restaurant at Wilmington. This kid is 97 years young and we have been friends for over 50 years. After the meal we went to a nursing home there in Wilmington, to see his younger brother who is 90 years old and not able to walk due to his legs. I have taken these two fellows fishing for several years, Now, the 97 year old has been fishing with me for all the years we have been friends. When we first met we were both farming, and were neighbors. This friendship has been wonderful. We have a V.A.C. Case tractor that needs some attention, so on Friday we decided to put it in the garage. It doesn’t run. So that meant a lot of pushing and pulling, with the truck and lawn mower, then with the help of a come-a-long and the Lord’s help, we made it. Now the tractor has a dry place to stay and when I have time to work on it. I will get it done. The carburetor needs cleaned, the points and condenser need to be replaced, but all of this will come to pass. Friday evening the Monroe Grange at Nicholsville, met and had a carry-in supper, then had a planning meeting for the year, so every one could have a part in the Grange year.

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Only one time, in the entire bible, is the question asked. “What must I do to be saved?� (Acts 16:30). In the next verse (Acts 16:31) the question is answered, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt



September 9, 2009

be saved, and thy house.�

Hell’s Hot Life’s Short Death’s Sure Eternity’s Long and “There Ain’t No Exits In Hell.â€? NO MAN KNOWS, HOW SOON IT IS TOO LATE “Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh His Name in vain.â€? Exodus 20:7 Any way that you use God’s Name, the Lord’s Name, Jesus’ Name, other than in a Holy manner, is taking His Name in vain. For God so loved the worlds, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believed in Him Should not perish, but have everlasting life.â€? John 3:16 Acts 2:21 And Romans 10:13 indicate that “whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.â€? In the next verse, Romans 10:14 it says, “How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed?â€? Believing precedes calling upon The name of the Lord. Jesus Himself said in John 14:6 “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.â€? God reafďŹ rms this truth in I Timothy 2:5 saying “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.â€? When someone says “repeat this prayer after me to be savedâ€? it is making people feel like they have to “doâ€? something to be saved, other than believing. If someone is asked to say a prayer to be saved, the person who says the prayer is still on his way to hell, after repeating the prayer, if he hasn’t believed in his heart. Nowhere in the Bible is it found that a person has to pray a prayer to be saved. God does not hear a prayer unless you go to God in the name of Jesus Christ, The Only Mediator between God and man. Jesus Christ is not your Mediator unless he is your Lord and Savior. So according to God, the steps are, ďŹ rst, you believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. By believing as Acts 16:31 indicates, you are saved! Acts 16:30,31 is the only time in the Bible where the question is asked, “what must I do to be saved?â€? God answering through Paul said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved. By being saved, Jesus Christ is your Lord, Savior, and Mediator between God and your self. Now you can pray to God, because you have the Mediator, Jesus Christ. I believe that when a person “praysâ€? to God, without being saved, his prayer goes no higher than the ceiling, and God probably says, “Who do you think you are, to think that you can come to Me, without coming to Me in the only possible way that I have set out in My Word? For you come to Me, through My Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, the One and Only Mediator between you and Me.â€? You don’t just pull Jesus Christ out of the air, and say today I want You to get me to God, by my go-between for God! It doesn’t work that way. Jesus Christ is either your Lord and Savior, making Him your Mediator, or, if Jesus Christ is not your Lord and Savior. He is not your Mediator. I believe it is very important to stress that you are saved by believing only. John 3:16, probably the most quoted verse in the Bible, says that, “whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.â€? Again, this passage clearly prescribes believing, not repeating a prayer. In Jon 3:4, Nicodemus asks Jesus, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into this mother’s womb, and be born?â€? He was asking this in regard to Jesus’ statement in John 3:3, that a man needs to be born again Jesus’ answer in John 3:5 and following is “Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.â€? Nowhere does Jesus say, pray to be saved, it is always believe. Years ago, I heard Dr. Donald Grey Barnhouse say “I’m deeply offended when I hear a prayer that does not end with the idea that God must be approached only through the Name and the Being of the Lord Jesus Christ.â€? Ephesians 1:13 says “In whom (Christ) ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise.â€? Romans 10:9 tells us “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hat raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth (ďŹ rst) unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession (next) is made unto salvation.â€? How many people have gone to hell or are going to hell by putting their trust in the ungodly “pray the sinners prayerâ€? or “repeat this prayer after meâ€?, instead of believing John 3:36: “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.â€? Luke 23:39-43 tells us “And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, if thou be Christ, save thyself and us.â€? But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this man hath done nothing amiss. And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.â€? In these verses in Luke, we see that a man was saved by believing only. The malefactor did not, and was not instructed by Jesus, to pray, to receive salvation. He said unto Jesus, “Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verify I say unto thee, today shalt thou be with me in paradise.â€? You don’t fool Jesus. Jesus knew that this man believed in Him; that this man believed that this Jesus that he was talking with was the Lord, The Messiah, the Only Begotten Son of God, the Savior, and in believing, the man was saved. Now if you think that you have to pray ďŹ rst; repeat, ďŹ rst, or anything ďŹ rst, before believing, why did Jesus tell him “today thou shalt be with Me in paradise?â€? OR if there is a need to do for anything to go along with believing believing, why didn’t Jesus tell him what that was? Jesus doesn’t make mistakes! God’s Word is true. You don’t (really you can’t), add to or take away from God’s Word, and it be true. Just leave His Word alone, and do what God said, believe, Psalm 119:89â€? “For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.â€? Revelations 22:18,19â€? For/testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, if any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.â€? Take your Bible and check the references that we contained herein—nothing added to and nothing taken away; and when you hear “the plan of salvationâ€? from anyone, get your Bible out and see if it is God speaking or “someone’sâ€? idea. I can’t see “ten stepsâ€? to salvation, I can see only one step: believe. The malefactor on the cross had but one step, and he took it. You, I, we all have “one step,â€? believe. Please take it, and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ for your salvation. All Scripture references are from The King James Version, (Cambridge, Cambridge) 1789.

Clermont photographer opens exhibit Pop Revolution Gallery and Gallery 42 recently announced the opening of a group photography exhibition. “Becoming� opens Saturday, Sept. 12, with an artists’ reception from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. “Becoming� is a collective of photographers coming together to share their diverse styles. Fine art, portrait and landscape photography are a few varieties of images exhibited by artists Brandon Andrews, Justin Burwinkel of Batavia/Stonelick Township, Paul Carmack, Sadie Collins, Francis Michaels, Lindsay Mickels, Ben Neal, Brandon Osuna, Alysia Palmer, Sadie Paxton and Chrystal Scanlon. Burwinkel is wowing his community with his dynamic use of light and fine art portraiture. “Becoming� continues through Oct. 7. Pop Revolution Gallery is a new cutting edge art gallery located on Main St. in historic downtown Mason. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Visit www. Gallery 42 Fine Art is located on Main St. in downtown Mason. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday;


See works by Justin Burwinkel of Batavia/Stonelick Township at “Becoming.� and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; and also by appointment. Visit

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September 9, 2009

St. Columban weighs in at 1,000 pounds Several years ago, the Primetimers, including St. Columban pastor the Rev. Larry Tensi, were in Ireland visiting the St. Columban Sisters. It is here that a beautiful statue of St. Columban graced the lovely convent grounds. Tensi asked the sisters if they knew where St. Columban Church could get a St. Columban statue. Unbeknownst to St. Columban Church in Loveland, Sister Sheila e-mailed all the other sisters in her order to see if anyone knew where a statue could be found. Sister Corona Colleary from New York said she had one in their attic and would love to give it to St. Columban Church if someone could come get it. “... It is in perfect condition, although very


The volunteers who helped install the statue are, from left: Wayne Carrucci, Brandon Feldhaus, Jeremy Spears, Mike Volske, Greg Atwood and John Hill around the statue of St. Columban. Not pictured, John Gonzales. dusty! St. Columban stands life-size, approximately 5feet-6-inches tall. John, our grounds maintenance supervisor, estimates the weight as around 1,000 pounds,” emailed Sister Corona. Wayne Carrucci, of Gate-

way Distribution, had a route close to the convent in New York and offered to pick up the statue. “I just returned from a small, yet important pilgrimage to see the statue of St. Columban,” said Tensi. “He

arrived in Cincinnati last month (July) and has been patiently waiting for someone from his new home to come and make a pastoral visit. After the ‘viewing’ I have to say that the statute is in very good shape consider-

ing it is 90 years old. Well, at least that old. The sisters are trying to do some research on how old, exactly, the statute might be,” he said. John Hill, of John Hill Construction, constructed a footer so St. Columban could be displayed. The statue arrived Tuesday, Aug. 25. Hill and Carrucci, along with his crew – Brandon Feldhaus, Jeremy Spears, Mike Volske, Greg Atwood and John Gonzales – removed the wooden crate exposing the statue. In unison, the team unpacked the statue and secured it on the footer. St. Columban Parish is appreciative to all those who helped bring St. Columban home. The statue was blessed Saturday, Sept. 5, after the 4:30 Mass.



RELIGION Milford First United Methodist

The church is hosting WAVE (Wednesdays Are Very Extraordinary) at 6 p.m. Wednesdays Sept. 2 through May 19, 2010. It is a free meal (donations accepted). The event includes food, fun and fellowship. The church is at 541 Main St., Milford; 831-5500.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Boy Scout Troop 244 is hosting the third annual BBQ Chicken Dinner from 1 p.m. through dinner Sunday, Sept. 13, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church Pavilion, 5918 Buckwheat Road, Milford. Proceeds benefit Scouting and camping program of Troop 244. The church is at 5890 Buckwheat Road, Milford; 575-0119.

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CORNERSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH Bible Based Teaching Christ-Centered Worship Family Style Fellowship Sunday School 9:45 am Worship 11:00am & 6:00 pm Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study 7:00 pm 2249 Old State Road 32, Batavia


Pastor: Tom Bevers

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF MT REPOSE 6088 Branch Hill-Guinea Pike Ken Slaughter, Pastor Sunday School 9:45am - Worship 11am (nursery provided) Sunday Evening Service 6pm-Youth 6pm 513-575-1121


2831 State Route 222 Mark Pence, Pastor 513-313-2401 Sunday School....9:30AM Sunday Worship....10:45AM Childrens Church & Nursery Avail Wednesday Prayer Service & Youth Meeting....7:00PM Nursery & Children’s Activities


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

Sunday School 10am; Morning Worship 11am; Sunday Evening Service 6pm; Wednesday Eve. Prayer Service & Bible Study, 7:00pm

Reaching the Heart of Clermont County

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF GOSHEN 1828 Woodville Pike • 625-5512 Pastor Junior V. Pitman Sunday Morning Worship – 10:00am Prayer Time – 5:30pm Sunday Evening – 6:00pm WED. Prayer & Bible Study – 7:00pm Nursery provided for all services


212 Prather Rd. Felicity, OH Pastor: Chad Blevins 876-2565 Sunday School 9:45am 10:45am Sunday Worship Sunday Eve. Childrens Mission 6:00pm Sunday Eve. Adult Discipleship 6:00pm Sunday Eve. Worship 7:00pm Wed. Eve. Adult Bible Study 7:00pm

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301


FRIENDSHIP Lutheran Church (ELCA)

Growing our Faith, Family & Friends Sunday Worship 10:00AM (Child Care Available) Sunday School (Ages 3-12) 9:30AM




Services 8:00 am, 9:15 am & 11:00am Steve Lovellette, Senior Pastor Nursery proivided at all services

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

Come Experience The Presence of the Lord In Our Services


RIVER OF LIFE Assembly of God 1793 U.S. 52, Moscow, Ohio 45153 Pastor: Ralph Ollendick Sun. Contemporary Service SS -9:45am, Worship 11:00am Wed.- Informal Biblestudy 7-8pm

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






5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

Real Life Assembly of God 2300 Old SR. 32, Batavia, OH 45103 513-735-4228 Sundays Adult Service 10:30am Super Church 10:30am Royal Rangers 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study, Youth Group & Kids Club 7:00pm Tuesday & Thursday Joe’s Place Teen Center 1:00-4:00pm Real People, Real Issues, Real Life


1300 White Oak Road Amelia, Ohio 513-752-5265

CHURCH OF CHRIST Bethel Church of Christ

Traditional Worship 8:30am Contemporary Worship 11am Sunday School 9:45am 125 E Plane St Bethel OH 734.2232


Schedule of Services: Sunday School 9:00-9:45am; Sunday Morrning Celebration 10:00am - Nursery provided; Childrens Ministry 10:00; Sunday Evening Operation Great Commission 6:00pm; Wed - Bible Study 7:00pm; Wed. - Youth Group 7:00pm.

Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN

EMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday School 9:00am Worship 10:30am Children’s Worship and Childcare 10:30am Corner of Old SR 74 and Amelia-Olive Branch Rd 732-1400


101 South Lebanon Rd. Loveland, OH 45140 683-4244 Lead Pastor Jonathan Eilert Pastor Grant Eckhart Saturday Service 5:00pm Sunday Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00am Sunday School 9:30am

UNITED METHODIST We’re trying a New Blend

6635 Loveland-Miamiville Rd. (across from Oasis Golf Course) Ph. 513-677-9866 Contemporary Services: Saturdays 5pm & Sundays 9:00am Traditional Service: Sunday - 10:30 am

Faith United Methodist Church 180 North Fifth Street, Batavia, Ohio David W. Phaneuf - Minister 732-2027 Sunday School 9:15am; Worship 10:30am Nursery Provided United Methodist Youth, Men & Women Organizations Handicap Accessibility


100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052 Sunday 7:45am Rite I Eucharist 9:00am Rite 2 Eucharist For All People 11:15am Rite 2 Choral Eucharist Childcare Provided for all Eucharists

Amelia United Methodist Church “To Become and Make Disciples Of Christ”

Located at 19 East Main Street (St. Rt. 125 & Church St.) Amelia, Ohio


Sunday School Class 9:30 a.m.

Sunday Worship 10:45 a.m.

Children’s & Junior Church During Service Infant / Toddler Nursery Available

638 Batavia Pike Corner of Old St.Rt. 74 & Summerside Rd Phone: 513-528-3052 Pastor: Rev. Blossom Matthews Sunday Morning Worship: 8:30 & 10:40 Nursery Care Available Sunday School for all ages: 9:30 Web: E-mail:

Church of the Nazarene Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor Rev. Dale Noel, Chaplain & Care Pastor Mark Owen, Director of Music and Worship Mitch Scott, Director of Youth SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages)....................... 9:30am Celebration of Worship.........................10:30am Children’s Worship. (1st-6th Grades).................. ...........10:30am Bible Study............................................6:00pm Youth Worship........................................6:00pm Special Music each week Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible MONDAY: Ladies’ Prayer Group.................10:30am WEDNESDAY: Adults Prayer Meeting............................7:00pm Youth Small Group - ages 12-18............7:00pm Small Groups meet in various locations and at different times throughout the week. S.Charity & E. Water Sts. Bethel, Ohio 45106 513-734-4204 Office: M-F 8:00am - 2:00pm E-mail:


Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115 Ask us for information about Angel Food Ministries

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B elfast U n ited M eth o d ist C h u rch 2297 St. Rt. 131 Goshen, Ohio Rev. Ronald Slater, Pastor 724-2715 Sunday W orship 9:15am Sunday School 10:30am Nursery, Junior Church

BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 402 W. Plane St. Bethel, Ohio 513-734-7201 Sunday Worship 8:00 & 10:45am Contemporary Worship 9:30am Sunday School For All Ages: 9:30 & 10:45am Nursery Care for Age 3 & under Full Program for Children, Youth, Music, Small Groups & more Handicapped Accessible PASTORS: Bill Bowdle -Sr. Pastor Steve Fultz - Assoc. Pastor; Dustin Nimmo - Youth Pastor Janet Bowdle - Children’s Pastor

A New Life - A New Prospective A New Song

Pastor: Michael Fite info: 753-3159 Meeting at WT Elementary 1/2 mile east of I-275 on SR 125

Sunday Worship. 10:00am

Looking for a Church That Loves Kids? Looking for Acceptance & Mercy?

Located @ 1005 Old S.R. 74 (@ Tealtown Rd. in Eastgate)


Sunday Morning 10:00AM

Contemporary Worship Practical Message Classes for Children & Teens Nursery Care Sunday 6:00PM Avalanche Youth Service Wednesday 7:00PM Bible Study (adults) / Avalanche Youth We have many other groups that meet on a regular basis 4050 Tollgate Rd, Williamsburg, OH 513-724-3341 Mark Otten, Pastor

Sunday Services 8:30, 10:00 & 11:30 AM


PRESBYTERIAN (USA) LOVELAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH A Loving, Praying, Caring Church Join us for Sunday Services Worship Service........................10:00am Church School............................11:15am CONNECT Youth Service.............6-8pm Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities 360 Robin Ave. (off Oak St.), Loveland OH



AUMY! Youth Group grades 6 to 12

Come Join Us…. Marc Quinter, Pastor


4359 E. Bauman Lane | Batavia, OH 45103 Pastor, Troy P. Ervin

vineyard eastgate community church

Sunday evenings 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Church of the Good Samaritan 25 Amelia-Olive Branch Rd Sunday 9:30am...Adult Christian Formation 10:30am...Holy Eucharist Handicapped Accessible Phone: 513-753-4115

Morning Worship 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m. High Voltage Youth 6 p.m.

Trinity United Methodist

Amelia/Withamsville - 3mi. East of I-275

“Encircling People with God’s Love”

Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am

1177 West Ohio Pike (SR125)-Phone 752-2525

Nursery care provided

Traditional Worship.......8:15am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship..................9:30am Sunday School...............................9:30am Nursery Available 5767 Pleasant Hill Rd (next to Milford Jr. High) 513-831-0262

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 199 Gay Street Williamsburg, Ohio 45176 Phone: 513-724-7985 Sunday School: 9:30A.M. Worship:10:30A.M.(SupervisedNursery) PRESCHOOL: Tues, Weds, Thurs

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United Methodist Church

Welcomes Y You

Sunday Morning Schedule: 9AM - Worship: Traditional 10AM - Classes & Groups 11AM - Worship: Contemporary Nursery care provided

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176

One block north of Main Street at 3rd 513-724-6305

Pastor: Rev. Duane A. Kemerley Youth Director- JD Young


A Loving Church in Jesus Name

Sunday School........................................10:00AM Sunday Morning Worship........................10:45AM Thurs Prayer & Bible Study......................7:00PM Nursery Provided for Sunday Morning Worship 6208 Guinea Pike, Milford, Ohio 45150

Pastor: Melvin Moore Church: 513-575-5450


949 SR Bus. 28, Milford 831-3218 Eric George, Pastor Rob Meyer, Youth Leader Kent Underwood, Minister of Worship & Music

Sunday School 9:30am Worship/Children’s Church 10:30am Sunday Equipping Hour 6:00pm Adult Bible Study/Youth/Kids Club 7:00pm WED ”A friendly Church for the Whole Family”




September 9, 2009

Milford artist featured in three shows in an abandoned house. He knows what it’s like to rummage through trash, look-


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Legal Notice Public Hearing City of Milford Board of Zoning Appeals Date & Time: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. Place: Council Chambers, 745 Center Street, Milford, Ohio The City of Milford Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a Public Hearing to consider the following application: VAR 09-03 Detached Garage Addition, 65 Mound Avenue. An application submitted by Sam and Tammy Pschesang requesting a variance from Section 1181.08E Accessory Use Standards for the property located at 65 Mound Avenue, Milford, OH. The property is zoned R-3 Single Family Residential District. The application and accompanying documents may be viewed at City Hall-745 Center Street, Milford, Ohio-from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. If you have any questions, please call Pam Holbrook, Assistant City Manager, at 248-5093. 100150295

ing for materials to use in his art. S u c h experiences have influenced his artwork – Phillips paintings that are bright and bold. Phillips will be getting increased public attention as his work becomes part of three exhibitions, first at a show in Cincinnati, then two in New York City. The American Spirit 2009 show, which opens Sept. 12, asked artists to submit work celebrating the resilience of the American Spirit. The judges, directors of Cincinnati’s leading art museums, selected artwork from Phillips that uses planks from a historic building in Over-the-Rhine. Phillips found the wood while helping renovate the building. Phillips will be one of the artists featured in American Spirit 2009 through Sept. 30, a show at Cincinnati Art Galleries, 225 E. Sixth St. The opening reception from be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12. From Oct. 2 to Oct. 25, his work will be at the ICO Art & Music Gallery, 606 W. 26th Street, New York, N.Y. More of his work will appear at the gallery from Jan. 8 to Jan. 30. His work can also been seen at www.charlesv He can be reached at charles@ or 937-725-6879.


DaVita grand opening

Miami Township Trustee Karl Schultz and DaVita Dialysis facility administrator Angela Gerbus cut the ribbon at DaVita’s new center in Milford as Town Crier Bill Knepp rings his bell. The center is at 5109 Montclair Blvd.

BUSINESS NOTES Bowman attends national conference

Sue Bowman of Bowman Financial in Goshen Township recently attended focus09, a leading financial services industry conference hosted by LPL Financial, the nation’s number one independent broker/dealer. Held in San Diego the week of August 16, focus09 was one of the industry’s largest gatherings of independent financial advisors to date, and remains the

industry’s premier sales and education event. About 5,000 attendees from around the country assembled for the opportunity to learn new strategies and skills, expand knowledge in numerous product areas and network with peers and industry experts. They also heard from influential speakers who addressed current events and financial industry trends. The speakers included George W. Bush, 43rd President of the

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Company awarded contract

Innerwood & Company, LLC has been awarded the exclusive manufacturing, assembly and shipping contract for Green Life, LLC. Green Life owns and markets the Arthur Lauer brand of fine teak outdoor furniture and accessories. Innerwood produces fine residential and commercial wood products, including kitchen cabinets under the K.D. & Steele brand as well as a cabinetry, mantels and millwork under the Innerwood brand. The company is located at 21 Whitney Drive in Miami Township. For more information, visit

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


St. Bernadette Church 10 min. east of I-275, off Rt. 125 at Walgreen/CVS, turn south on Jenny Lind Rd.

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6296 Arrowpoint Drive, Cory & Kellie Grabenbauer to Christopher & Karen Heywood, $205,000. 502 Blackhawk Trail, MTGLQ Investors, LP to Gary Morgan, 1.05 acre, $105,000. 874 Blackpine Drive, Dennis & Kim Easter to Neil Ainemer, 0.45 acre, $292,000. 6465 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Christopher & Erin Melink to William Knight, 2.439 acre, $435,000. 6077 Deerfield Road, Union Savings Bank to Robert & Jonnie Rubenbauer, 0.732 acre, $40,000. 5789 Elwynn Drive, Robert & Irene Mounce, et al. to Scott & Crystal Darling, $115,000. 5943 Firm Stance Drive, Daniel Scott Mahan to Hilary & Todd Allard, 0.352 acre, $250,000. 6362 Hickorybark Drive, Freeda Moore to Cory & Catherine Wright, $193,500. 6645 Miami Trails Drive, Walter & Sharon Bowles to Julie Wilson, $305,000. 6655 Smith Road, Margot Rowe, trustee to George & Kathryn Kleinert, trustees, 0.92 acre, $245,000. 1189 Valley Forge Road, Linda & James Brown Jr. to William G. Scholl, 0.36 acre, $164,000.

STONELICK TOWNSHIP 2721 Jackson Pike, Galina League to Vicki Clarke & Ruth Clarke, 5 acre, $255,000.


2578 Molar Road, Homesales Inc. to Erica Zirkle & Kristopher Beetz, 2 acre, $102,900. 6774 Ohio 727, Iva Dean Paul to Merlin Homes LLC., 0.161 acre, $30,000.



CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Incidents/investigations Theft

Unlisted items taken at 550 Chapel Rd., Batavia, Aug. 3.







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Female reported an attempted theft from vehicle at 3379 Patterson, Bethel, Aug. 5. Unlisted items taken from vehicle at 2631 Runway Ave., Bethel, Aug. 5. Unlisted items taken at 2822 Ohio 133, Bethel, Aug. 3. Unlisted items taken from vehicle at

1952 Neville Spur, Moscow, Aug. 3. Unlisted items taken at 2279 Franklin Laurel, New Richmond, Aug. 2. Unlisted items taken at 1560 Bethel New Richmond No. 44, New Richmond, Aug. 2. Unlisted items taken from vehicle at 1751 Ohio 232, New Richmond,

July 11. Check taken and cashed; $589.38 at 3579 Todds Run Foster Rd., Williamsburg, July 31. Unlisted items taken at 3480 Bootjack, Williamsburg, July 30. Unlisted items taken at 4174 Half Acre, Williamsburg, July 28.

Wayne C. Dansberry, 60, of Milford died Aug. 30. Survived by wife and friend, Sharon C. Dansberry; children, Joe Dansberry (Theresa) and Amanda Dansberry; grandchildren, Curtis and Dorian; father, Joseph C. Dansberry; and siblings, Gary Dansberry, Beverly Bohl, Doris Dansberry, Dorothy Dansberry-Roberts, Debora Hutchison and Charlotte Robinson. Preceded in death by mother, Ruth Dansberry. Services were Sept. 4 at CraverRiggs Funeral Home and Crematory, Milford. The family requests no flowers. Memorials to: Vietnam Veterans of America, 8418 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45215;

James Curtis Jeffers

James Curtis Jeffers, 72, of Goshen died Sept. 1. Survived by wife, Norma Lay Jeffers; daughters, Sharon Powers and Karen McCane; son, James L. Jeffers; grandchildren, Christopher and Andrew Powers, Shannon Walker, Andrew Cullen, Destiny, Alexandria and James C. Jeffers II; and greatgrandchildren, Emmy and Owen Walker, and Sheena Powers. Services were Sept. 4 at Evans Funeral Home, Milford.

Richard Harry Joy

Richard Harry Joy, 84, of Montgomery died Aug. 31. Survived by wife, Jean (nee Timm) Joy; children, Claudia (Robert) Allen of Milford and Bruce (Debra) Joy of Chicago; grandchildren, Shelley Eichinger, David Allen, Shaun and Krista Joy; and great-grandchild, Emma Eichinger. Services will be at the convenience of the family. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597; or to the Kidney Foundation of Cincinnati, 2200 Victory Parkway, No. 510, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Harvey W. Mason

Harvey W. Mason, 81, of Milford died Aug. 30. Survived by children, Richard James (Penny) Mason of Austin, Texas, Diane Elaine (David) Biller of Manhattan, Kan., Felicia Ann (Thomas) Quick, Carol Esther (Vincent) Marino and Brian Scot (Lisa) Mason of LaGrange, Ky.; grandchildren, Laura (Jeramy) Davies, Emily Mason, Nathan and Jacob Biller, Justin, Mason and Sophia Quick, Salvatore and Felicia Marino, Wade, Cody, Jackson and Madeline Mason; great-grandchild, Anthony Smith III; and sibling, Ruby Mason of Earth, Texas. Preceded in death by wife, Felicia (nee Catino); and five brothers and two sisters. Services were Sept. 5 at St. Andrew Church, Milford. Memorials to: The American Diabetes Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 304, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Dorothy G. Morton

Dorothy G. Morton, 77, of Bradenton, Fla., and formerly of Milford died Aug. 17. Survived by husband, John D. Morton; children, John Morton, Ken Morton, Dina Morton and Jeanne (nee Morton) Stifelman; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; brother, James Gourley; also survived by three nieces and two nephews. Preceded in death by brother, Henry Gourley. Services were Aug. 29 at Milford First United Methodist Church. Memorials to: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Barbara Poppenhouse

Barbara Poppenhouse, 87, of Miami Township and formerly of Madeira and Indian Hill died Aug. 23. Survived by sons, Gary (Z) Poppenhouse and Doug Poppenhouse; daughters, Barb (Scott) Mueller and

Stephanie (Dan) Reisert; grandchildren, Michael, Christine, Kelsey, Ashley, Brett, Katie, Regina and Alysha; niece, Nancy (Jim) Parker; also survived by a niece, nephews, greatnieces, great-nephews and many friends. Preceded in death by husband, Floyd “Whitey” Poppenhouse. Services were Sept. 5 at Trinity United Methodist Church. Memorials to: Trinity United Methodist Women, 5767 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road, Milford, OH 45150.

Mildred I. Ross

Mildred I. Ross, 81, of Mount Orab died Aug. 26. Survived by foster sons, John B. Hall of Georgetown and Johnny Troy Fryman of Clearwater, Fla.; stepdaughters, Rena Mandich of Fairfield and Matilda Slough of Middletown; foster sisters, Betty Silvia of

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Betty Lee Sanderson, 75, of Miami Township died Aug. 28. Survived by sons, Terry L. (April) Sanderson and Todd L. Sanderson; daughter, Vickie L. (Ben) Westermeyer; sister, Patricia Hull; grandchildren, Matthew Abner, Ashley Goodridge,

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September 9, 2009


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Separate sealed BIDS will be received for the Clarifier Rehabilitation Project; At the Light Ashburn Building, Village of New Richmond, 102 Willow St., New Richmond, Ohio 45157 until 12:00 PM (Local Time) on the 29th day of September 2009 at which time all BIDS will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bidders shall accompany their BIDS with a Bid Guaranty in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the maximum amount bid or a Certified Check or Cashier’s Check for 10% of the bid for a period of sixty (60) calendar days after the bid date and in accordance with ORC 153.54. Each Proposal must contain the full name of the party or parties submitting the proposal and all persons interested therein. Each bidder must submit evidence of its experience on projects of similar size and complexity. All contractors and subcontractors involved with the project will, to the extent practicable use Ohio Products, materials, services and labor in the implementation of their project. Additionally, contractor compliance with the equal employment opportunity requirements of Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 123, the Governor’s Executive Order of 1972, and Governor’s Executive Order 84-9 shall be required. Bidders must comply with the prevailing wage rates on Public Improvements on Clermont County, Ohio as determined by the Ohio Department of Industrial Relations and/or the provisions of the Davis-Bacon Act as determined by the Secretary of Labor (ORC 41 15.04). “DOMESTIC STEEL USE REQUIREMENTS AS SPECIFIED IN SECTION 153.001 OF THE REVISED CODE APPLY TO THIS PROJECT. COPIES OF SECTION 153.001 OF THE REVISED CODE CAN BE OBTAINED FROM ANY OF THE OFFICES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES.” (SEC. 153.011 (E).) The Village of New Richmond reserves the right to reject any and all bids, delete any portion or portions thereof or to waive any irregularities in the bidding. Copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained from the office of Environmental Engineering Service, 3575 Columbia Rd., Lebanon, Ohio 45036. A non-refundable fee of $50.00 for each set of Plans and Specifications is required. All checks shall be made payable to ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING SERVICE. Project construction for these contracts shall be completed within 210 days after the date to be specified in the Notice To Proceed. Said contract will be let to the lowest and the best bidder. BY ORDER OF THE VILLAGE OF NEW RICHMOND


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Separate sealed BIDS will be received for the Sanitary Sewer Lining Project - Phase I; At the Light Ashburn Building, Village of New Richmond, 102 Willow St., New Richmond, Ohio 45157 until 12:00 PM (Local Time) on the 29th day of September 2009 at which time all BIDS will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bidders shall accompany their BIDS with a Bid Guaranty in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the maximum amount bid or a Certified Check or Cashier’s Check for 10% of the bid for a period of sixty (60) calendar days after the bid date and in accordance with ORC 153.54. Each Proposal must contain the full name of the party or parties submitting the proposal and all persons interested therein. Each bidder must submit evidence of its experience on projects of similar size and complexity. The owner intends and requires that this project be completed no later than November 15, 2010. All contractors a nd subcontractors involved with the project will, to the extent practicable use Ohio Products, materials, services and labor in the implementation of their project. Additionally, contractor compliance with the equal employment opportunity requirements of Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 123, the Governor’s Executive Order of 1972, and Governor’s Executive Order 84-9 shall be required. Bidders must comply with the prevailing wage rates on Public Improvements on Clermont County, Ohio as determined by the Ohio Department of Industrial Relations and/or the provisions of the Davis-Bacon Act as determined by the Secretary of Labor (ORC 4115.04). “DOMESTIC STEEL USE REQUIREMENTS AS SPECIFIED IN SECTION 153.001 OF THE REVISED CODE APPLY TO THIS PROJECT. COPIES OF SECTION 153.001 OF THE REVISED CODE CAN BE OBTAINED FROM ANY OF THE OFFICES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES.” (SEC. 153.011 (E).) The Village of New Richmond reserves the right to reject any and all bids, delete any portion or portions thereof or to waive any irregularities in the bidding. Copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained from the office of Environmental Engineering Service, 3575 Columbia Rd., Lebanon, Ohio 45036. A non-refundable fee of $50.00 for each set of Plans and Specifications is required. All checks shall be made payable to ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING SERVICE. Project construction for these contracts shall be completed within 210 days after the date to be specified in the Notice To Proceed. Said contract will be let to the lowest and the best bidder. BY ORDER OF THE VILLAGE OF NEW RICHMOND




September 9, 2009

IN THE COURTS Indictments

The following people have been indicted by the Clermont County grand jury to the Court of Common Pleas. This means members of the grand jury decided enough evidence has been collected to warrant filing charges. Lynn V. Elam, 29, 200 Doe Runn Court, Batavia, grand theft, tampering with records, The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. James R. Bennington, 25, 621 Boyd Ave., West Union, Ohio, felonious assault, Goshen Police. Kelley G. Bennington, 24, 972 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown, felonious

assault, Goshen Police. Joshua W. M. Henson, 20, 235 Mulberry St. #59, Felicity, felonious assault, aggravated assault, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Michael W. Harris, 19, burglary, theft, Loveland Police. John Michael Fisler, 26, 550 Ely St., Batavia, receiving stolen property, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Robert A. Murphy, 47, 1081 Ohio 28, Milford, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Jason Russell Thomas, 28, 2149 Trail Ridge Road, Cincinnati, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement.

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Anderson High School Class of 1954 – is conducting its 55th year reunion, Friday, Sept. 11, Saturday, Sept. 12 and Sunday, Sept. 13. For details call Wayne Wykoff at 321-7109, or Kirs Schwegler Wilshire at 859-441-7560. From 710 p.m., Friday, the group will meet at AJ’s Roadhouse. On Saturday, at 7 p.m., the group will meet at Vito’s Restaurant in Ft. Thomas and on Sunday, there will be a picnic at noon at Woodland Mound Park off Nordyke Road.


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The Amelia High School Class of 1969 – is having its 40th year class reunion from 6 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Sept. 12, at Hilltop Reception Hall, 2141 Ohio 125, (Old DX Ranch). Cost is $30 per person. The class is inviting any other classes that would like to attend. Listed below are classmates needed for correct mailing/e-mail information. Contact Nancy Knox at or 876-2859, or Kathy Baker at kathymomrose@ Denise Bein-Nailor, Stephen Gail Brooks, Phillip Craig, Albert Delisle, Gary Frazee, Tom Garcia, Ben Gillespie, Daryl Gilliland, Sharon Goins-Angel, Alvis Gary Hastings, Michael Hogue, Peggy Jones-Robinson, Paul

Kendall, Joncey Ladd, Penny Mason, James McCracken, Stuart Edward Mentz, Robert Nolte, Carol Pearson-Boehm, Carl Ramsey, Ray Eugune Short, Jeff Smith, Ruby Snider, Gary Stone, Doug Waddle and Danny Wilson. Withrow High School Class of 1944 – Will celebrate the 65th anniversary of its graduation with a reunion luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at the Touch of Elegance, 5959 Kellogg Ave. Any class members and families of that year are invited to attend. Contact Bob McGrath at 871-3631, or email him at St. Dominic Class of 1969 – is having its 40th reunion from 8 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Sept. 18, at St. Dominic O’Connor Hall. Cost is $20 per graduate or $25 per couple, and includes soft drinks, chips/pretzels and wine and beer. BYOB is permitted. RSVP by emailing stdominicclass1969@, or by contacting Sharon Lipps Holtz at 859-4412980, or Marcia Hammersmith Wechsler at 451-3775. Clermont Northeastern Class of 1999 – will celebrate its 10-year reunion Friday, Sept. 18. Organizers are still looking for some classmates. Contact Maryann Huhn at 859-391-3375, or e-mail Include name, e-mail address, mailing address and telephone number. Princeton High School Class of 1959 – is having its 50th reunion from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Mill Race Banquet Center, Winton Woods. Contact “Tooter” Jan Adams at 729-0066 or John Q. Adams at

St. Dominic Class of 1985 – is having a reunion from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, in O’Connor Hall at St. Dominic Church. In addition, there will be a 4:30 p.m. Mass, followed by a tour of the school. If members of the class have not been contacted about this event, or for information or to make reservations, call Gayle Dreiling Campbell at 245-1228. Email stdominicclassreunion85@ for information. Glen Este Class of 1969 – is conducting its 40th reunion on Sept. 26 at Ivy Hills Country Club. From 7-8 p.m. is a reception and cocktail hour. Dinner is 8-9 p.m. From 9 p.m. to midnight is reminiscing, dancing and fun. From 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 25, the class is having a tour of the school. Meet at the flag poles in front of the high school. Game starts at 7:30 p.m. Those who are in this class and haven’t been contacted are asked to notify Cathy Wilmers Recker at 2651283. The Bellevue High School Class of 1969 – is looking for graduates and close friends to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its graduation. The reunion is being planned for the weekend of Oct. 2 in Bellevue. Anyone knowing graduates or wishing further information should contact sandrawetzel@ The 1959 graduating class of Resurrection School – in Price Hill is planning a 50-year reunion for Oct. 10. If you are a member of the class or know someone who was, please call either Eleanor (Kraft) McSwiggin at 941-4619, Bob Honkomp at 921-3762 or Jack Lisk at 921-3670 for more information.

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