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NORTH CLERMONT

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013

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Goshen balances 2013 budget By Theresa L. Herron therron@communitypress.com

GOSHEN TWP. — The trustees were down to finding the last $5,900 as they meet March 21 to finalize the 2013 budget. They did that by using money set aside for matching grants for the fire department. Fire Chief Steve Pegram offered this money since his department already received notice they would not be receiving one grant they had applied for. “That’s it folks,” said Trustee Bob Hausermann. The budget

expenses met revenues to the penny – $4,006,665.94. And that leaves a carryover balance – $622,829.36 – intact for operations through Hausermann March 2014. The budget had to be approved by March 31, said township Administrator Ray Snyder. Earlier in March, the trustees eliminated the zoning administrator’s job, cut the zoning inspector’s job to part-time and

asked Snyder to find another $175,000 to cut. Snyder said $87,900 of that $175,000 was found in the healthcare deductible expoSnyder sure fund. This is used to pay the township’s share of the deductible for employees until insurance assumes 100 percent of the cost. Since this money is not used every year, the administrator said he and the trustees felt comfortable cutting those

funds to balance the budget. Other budget reductions included $13,000 from paving, $11,000 from signage replacement and maintenance, $14,000 from the road salt fund because not as much salt was needed this year. Township resident Donny Combs asked the trustees to find $6,000 for a clean-up event so residents could get rid of unwanted items in and around their homes. Snyder said money for something like that would have to come from the carryover bal-

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ances and the trustees are not willing spend that money as it must be used to pay bills. “That is how we got into this situation and why we are trying to dig ourselves out of it now,” he said. Hausermann said, “We have pulled our hair out trying to get the budget where we want it to be. This is the first time since 2006 we have not had to go into the carryover balances.” All departments took hits, he said. “It’s not been pretty and it’s not been fun. A lot of sacrifices came from a lot of people.”

New salt bin is under construction in Goshen By Roxanna Swift rswift@communitypress.com

Youth from the Cincinnati Soccer Alliance March 26 practiced at Jim Brown Stadium, 6692 Goshen Road, with temperatures in the 30s. ROXANNA SWIFT/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Park commission gets ready for spring The Goshen Lions Club donated the funding for this picnic shelter in Kathryn Stagge-Marr Community Park. It will be used this spring and summer for a number of gatherings. FILE PHOTO

By Roxanna Swift rswift@communitypress.com

GOSHEN TWP. — Park district commissioners are preparing for spring and gearing up for good weather. Commission members recently purchased two gazebos and a train jungle gym for the Kathryn Stagge-Marr Community Park, said commissioner George Jones. Because of weather conditions, the items have not been brought to the park. “We’ve got a lot going on, a lot on the table, but nothing really concrete yet,” Jones said. Commission president Joe Spaulding said, weather permit-

ting, he hopes to have the gazebos and train placed “within a couple weeks.” Despite the weather, activity is picking up on the park’s disc golf course, he said. Greater Cincinnati Flying Disc Association members built it as a competition-level course and plan to hold

tournaments at the park. “We’re looking forward to that type of activity,” Spaulding said. There also will be increased activity at the park shelter soon, he said. The shelter, which is available to rent, will be used as a meeting location for two alumni associations this spring. No dates

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have been set. Girl Scout day and night camps will be held at the park June 8 through June 14, Spaulding said. In the fall, Goshen resident Eric Lutz and other volunteers will bring back the Mayhem at Stagge-Marr Park haunted corn maze that debuted in 2012, Spaulding said. In addition to the events planned for coming months, Spaulding said the commission is considering making more updates to the park. One possibility would be to add a natural playground with sand, wood, water and living plants for children to play with, he said.

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GOSHEN TWP. — Service department employees are building a new salt bin. The existing bin holds 75 tons of salt and is not in good condition, said Service Director Bob Seyfried. The new bin, which is being built near the department’s maintenance shop on Wood Street, can hold more than 350 tons. The concrete base is about halfway done, and it will take about four or five days to complete the bin, Seyfried said. “We want to put it up and put salt in it, so we can use it as soon as possible for the 2014 season,” he said. Funds from last year’s budget are being used to pay construction costs, Seyfried said. He will not know the final cost until labor is added. Trustee Claire Corcoran said she would like a breakdown of the cost when the project is complete. “Upon completion, could we have a breakdown of man hours and actual cost ... just to give us a final so we know exactly what it was?” she asked. Because people will be going in and out of the bin with backhoes, the department must get a building permit to ensure it is engineered properly, which Seyfried said he is in the process of doing. Vol. 33 No. 1 © 2013 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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BRIEFLY Black heritage

The Milford Black Heritage Society will host “A Celebration Honoring Black Teachers” 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Day Heights Fireman’s Memorial Building, 1313 Ohio 131. The guest speaker will be Indian Hill High School Principal Dr. Antonio Shelton at noon. The celebration also will feature biographical sketches of numerous African American educators who have roots in the Greater Milford area. Music and dance will be presented by the Milford Area Choirs and Praise Dancers. For more information, call Mary at 258-1180.

Bowling challenge

The Goshen Chamber of Commerce is hosting the seventh annual Community Bowling Challenge, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at the Eastgate Lanes, 1362 Ohio 28. The challenge includes the Goshen police and fire departments, teachers and business people. The public is welcome. Teams must have four people. Included are two games of bowling, shoes, appetizers, pizza, soft drinks and fun. Cost is $75 per team. Registration is 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. There will be skills competitions and awards, raffle prizes and The Ultimate Reverse Raffle. Bowling skills are not necessary to have fun. For more information or to reserve a lane, call Ed Seigla at 722-2752 or email gcofcommerce@gmail.com.

Civil War play

Commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and the 191st birthday of Ulysses S. Grant in the sanctuary of the historic Cranston Memorial Church as you engage in the lives of one family dealing with the hardships and heartaches of war. Falcon Theater Company presents “Soldier, Come Home,” a play based on historic Civil War Letters of Mary Luke Pringle, her husband Philip W. Pringle, and family members, written 18591865. The letters were adapted for the stage by Maine playwright Frank W. Wicks, great grandson of Philip and Mary Pringle. The event is free and open to the public at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25. Tickets must be reserved by calling 543-9149. Tickets can be picked up at the Front Street Café in New Richmond or at the church the evening of the event.

Youth clinics

Calling all clothing and culinary enthusiasts. You are invited to upcoming events sponsored by the Ohio State University Extension Clermont County Family and Consumer Sciences Teen Board. “Journey Through the Culinary Jungle” will be held at Jungle Jim’s in Eastgate Thursday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m. Experience an exotic tour of Jungle Jim’s and discover the world of culinary arts with the Teen Board. This event is open to all youth, ages 8 to 18. Pre-registra-

tion is required. The cost to attend is $5. Milford designer, Amy Kirchen, will be on hand at the “4-H Designer” event at the Clermont County Fairgrounds in the 4-H Hall Thursday, April 25, at 6:30 p.m. In this one-of-akind experience, Kirchen will present the secrets to designing original outfits. Personal sessions will be available with Kirchen for all 4-H clothing exhibitors. Plus, Teen Board members will teach participants about color insights and the fashionable ways to tie scarves. This event is open to all youth, age 8 to 18. Pre-registration is required. The cost to attend is $5. For more information and to register, call OSUE at 732-7070.

Golf outing

Cincykids4kids will host their annual golf outing Saturday, May 11, at the California Golf Course, 5924 Kellogg Ave. The shotgun start begins at 1:30 p.m. Cost is $320 per foursome, which includes dinner, golf, a Tshirt, prizes and more. Contests include closest to the pin and longest drive. Sponsors are needed. Call Missy at 325-0511 or visit www.cincykids4kids @zoomtown.com for more information.

Historic lecture

Historic New Richmond, Inc. and the New Richmond Branch Library volunteers and staff will host a lecture by World War II veteran and former U.S. Ambassador John Doliboris at 6 p.m.

Monday, April 8, at the library, 103 River Valley Blvd. Dolibois is a retired U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg and Miami University administrator. A native of Luxembourg, Dolibois emigrated to the United States with his father in 1931. He graduated from Miami University in 1942 and served in the U.S. Army during World War II as an armored force officer and later in military intelligence as an interrogator during the Nuremberg Trials. There he became acquainted with many of the Nazi war criminals including Hermann Goering and Rudolf Hess. After a brief career with Procter & Gamble, he returned to Miami as alumni secretary, eventually becoming vice president of university relations. He was instrumental in the development of the Miami University Dolibois European Center in Luxembourg, which is named in his honor. In1981 he was appointed U.S. ambassador to his native Luxembourg by President Ronald Reagan. His memoirs, “Pattern of Circles, an Ambassador’s Story” was published in 1989.

History meeting

The Clermont County Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Doris Wood Library, 180 S. Third St. in Batavia. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.rootsweb.ances-

try.com/~ohclecgs/ or call 723-3423. The April program is “Ulysses S. Grant - Will the Real Great Emancipator Please Stand Up?” In celebration of Ulysses S. Grant’s April 27 birthday and his Clermont County roots, historian Greg Roberts will present a program on Grant, Union General and 18th President of the United States.

Jail cameras

The Clermont County commissioners voted March 20 to add more security cameras and recording equipment at the county jail. A contract with DigiCOM Systems in Milford will provide the installation, training, testing and setup of an HDVR network recorder, five security cameras and 47 single IP camera licenses for the jail at a cost of $29,418.06.

Library meeting

The Clermont County Public Library trustees will meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Monday, April 8, at the Union Township Library, 4450 Glen Este-Withamsville Road.

April luncheon

Ohio State Senator Joe Uecker and State Reps. John Becker and Doug Green will be the featured speakers at the Clermont Chamber of Commerce’s Monthly Luncheon April 12. Sponsored by AT&T, the luncheon is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 12, at RSVP at Wards Corner, 453 Wards Corner Road. A delegation of students

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Monroe Grange members will meet at 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, at the grange hall, 2644 Ohio 222 in Nicholsville, south of Ohio Pike. Tony will present a program about plants. Plans will be made for the Grassy Run Rendezvous, April 26, April 27 and April 28.

Historic lecture

Historic New Richmond, Inc. and the New Richmond Branch Library volunteers and staff will host a lecture by World War II veteran and former U.S. Ambassador John Doliboris at 6 p.m. Monday, April 8, at the library, 103 River Valley Blvd. Dolibois is a retired U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg and Miami University administrator. A native of Luxembourg, Dolibois emigrated to the United States with his father in 1931. He graduated from Miami University in 1942 and served in the U.S. Army during World War II as an armored force officer and later in military intelligence as an interrogator during the Nuremberg Trials. There he became acquainted with many of the Nazi war criminals including Hermann Goering and Rudolf Hess. In 1981 he was appointed U.S. ambassador to his native Luxembourg by President Ronald Reagan. His memoirs, “Pattern of Circles, an Ambassador’s Story” was published in 1989.

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Task force to tackle opiate abuse problem By Forrest Sellers fsellers@communitypress.com

An upcoming summit will not only serve as a call to action, but also kick off efforts by a new task force. The Clermont County Mental Health & Recovery Board has helped organize the summit to address issues associated with heroin and opiate abuse. The summit will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 12, at UC Watson Clermont College, 4200 Clermont College Drive. The summit is titled “STAND,” which is short for “Start Talking About a New Direction.” “This summit will be a call to action to the community,” said Lee Ann Watson, associate director at the Clermont County Mental Health & Recovery Board. Watson said the summit also will serve as an introduction to a recently-formed opiate task force. “The task force (will) bring together different sectors of the community to raise awareness,” said Watson. In addition to the Mental Health & Recovery Board, the task force will include the involvement of law enforcement, treatment provid-

Drug-Free Coalition shares PSAs Milford Miami Township Drug-Free Coalition members from Milford Junior High School presented two short anti-drug videos to city council March 19. From left are Alex Dunaway, Jake Haskamp, Mahala Stamper, Megan Cannon, Robyn O’Brien, Abby Haskamp and Stacy Mathis, executive director of the coalition. ROXANNA

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ers, schools, healthcare representatives and concerned citizens. Watson said with a rise in the number of cases related to opiate abuse, the task force will help educate people on signs of potential opiate abuse as well as treatment options available. “We need to have various perspectives at the table to help us solve this problem,” said Jill Gomez, instructor and area coordinator of social work at UC Clermont. Gomez and her students have been involved in gathering data related to opiate abuse in Clermont County. Their findings will be presented at the summit. “The summit is really a launching pad to start talking about taking our community and families in a different direction toward wellness,” said Gomez. Watson said the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction services provided $7,500 to organize the task force. Admission is free. Preregistration is encouraged. Visit http://bit.ly/ ZYRm49.

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MILFORD — Youth task force members of the Milford Miami Township Drug-Free Coalition March 19 visited city council members to share two public service announcement videos. The videos - one made by junior high students, the other by high school students - recently were entered into a competition between coalitions across the Tristate, said Stacy Mathis, executive director of the Milford Miami Township coalition. Although Mathis did not have final results, the videos scored “really strong,” she said. To view the junior high video, go to: http://bit.ly/14yq2y4. The high school video can be viewed at: http://bit.ly/XR8yWB.

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Church kicks off Celebrate Recovery By Jeanne Houck jhouck@communitypress.com

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Have you a hurt, habit or hang-up? Members of SonRise Church in Columbia Twp. suspect most of us do, and are inviting anyone interested in changing their lives to a kick-off session of “Celebrate Recovery” Friday, April 5, at the church at 8136 Wooster Pike. A meal, which costs $2, will be served at 6 p.m. and the program, which is free, will begin at 7 p.m. Two pastors from the Saddleback Church,

which has eight locations in Southern California, started Celebrate Recovery in 1991. Saddleback’s website says the program currently is used in more than 19,000 churches worldwide. “Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery program based on the Beatitudes addressing many of life’s hurts, hang-ups and habits,” said Jessie Dayton, communications director for SonRise Church, which formerly housed its administrative offices in Milford. “Organizers say approximately one-third of the people attending Cel-

ebrate Recovery or ‘CR’ deal with chemical dependencies,” Dayton said. Celebrate Recovery operates weekly and confidentially in small groups run by participants. So why is SonRise Church involved? “SonRise is committed to putting faith into action,” said David Sweeting of Milford, the Celebrate Recovery ministry leader for the church. “The early church in Acts 3 worshipped and shared everything together, including hurts, habits and hang-ups.

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Horse show starting this May in New Richmond By Lisa Wakeland lwakeland@communitypress.com

A new horse show is trotting into town this spring. The shows start in May and will be conducted the third Saturday of every month through October at the Phoenix Equestrian Centre in New Richmond. “There are a lot of horse-related activities (in Clermont County), and we were trying to have an economical show that’s not geared toward any particular group,” said show manager Kim Kinder, who runs Kinder Sport Horses with her husband, Joe. “It’s a schooling show geared toward beginning riders or young horses. We wanted to make it economical for families to go somewhere to take their horse without paying a $20 entry fee.” For the Phoenix Horse Show Series, Kinder said class fees are $8 each and will be grouped by category. The first series set for May18, Aug.17 and Oct.19, which begin promptly at 9 a.m., is a hunter/jumper and combined test series, Kinder said. The second series scheduled for June 15, July 20 and Sept. 21, which also begin at 9 a.m., are open shows that include multiple riding styles: Dressage, gaited and western pleasure, Kinder said. There will be awards for each class and division during the series.

There will be a new horse show in New Richmond this year at the Phoenix Equestrian Center with different series May to October. FILE PHOTO

IF YOU GO » What: Phoenix Horse Show Series » When 9 a.m. the third Saturday of each month, May to October. » Where: Phoenix Equestrian Centre, 2056-2 Clermontville-Laurel Road in New Richmond. » Entry fees are $8 per class. The shows take place in a three-part series, grouped by style. » Call the Phoenix, 553-7557, with questions.

“It’s open to anyone, and you can choose (a class) that pertains to your skill level or riding,” she said.

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APRIL 3, 2013 • CJN-MMA • A5

Editor: Theresa Herron, therron@communitypress.com, 248-7128

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Milford students must read this summer By Roxanna Swift rswift@communitypress.com

Taylor Hughes' photo, titled "When Does It Stop?" was selected for the state level competition of the Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition. PROVIDED

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Milford art students grab top awards By Kelly McBride kmcbride@communitypress.com

Dozens of Milford High School students have been recognized for their artwork in state and national competitions recently, with three earning top honors. Kara Buck won a National Gold Medal for a photograph titled “Young Lips” in the Scholastic Arts Competition. Among 230,000 works of art and writing, 15,000 were considered Gold Key, with 1,900 selected for gold and silver Scholastic Award Medals. Buck, a freshman, will be honored May1, on stage, at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Two other students, both juniors, Nick Oatley and Taylor Hughes, received state awards. Their photos were selected for the Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition Top 300, among 12,000 entries. “This is an enormous honor and tremendous showcase for the talents of our art students,” said art teacher Janelle Schunk. Buck’s gold medal is the highest individual honor awarded nationally. “Her photograph shows an incredible use of color and pat-

Nick Oatley’s photo, titled “Drip,” was selected for state-level competition of the Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition. PROVIDED

tern, in a unique and abstract manner,” Schunk said of her student, who is also a member of the yearbook staff. Buck used digital editing techniques and camera control to create the piece. “She has an amazing understanding of how to use color to draw the eye around the page, or emphasize subjects,” Schunk said. Two of Oatley’s photos, titled “Bones” and “Drip,” were selected as state winners, along with Hughes’ work titled “When Does It Stop?” “Nick is an incredibly dedicated artist who explores alternative methods for his photography, such as using transfer and bleach methods and multiple prints,” Schunk said. The “Drip” photo was

dipped in bleach to skew the colors, then run through a printer to reapply another layer of ink. “This is a very non-traditional method that Nick explored during his Contemporary Photography class this fall,” his teacher said. For the “Bones” piece, Oatley combined two photos into a diptych to create the arrangement of a collarbone and spine. Hughes’ photo was shot in Over-the-Rhine. “Taylor was creative in how she combined the shadow with the texture of the wall,” Schunk said. “She created an abstract photograph that explored the rich textures and colors from OTR. The district has added two after-school photography pro-

grams, drawing more than 55 students. The Photography Club has worked within the community, and the New Voices program has allowed students to explore areas beyond Milford. Schunk cited support from the Milford Schools Foundation, Milford Miami Ministries, Keiser Photography, Prairie Gallery, Milford Miami Public Library. “Without their support, these opportunities would not be available for our students,” she said, “and the rich learning that is happening would not take place.” The winners’ photos, along with the artwork of other students who were recognized in both competitions, will be displayed at the Milford Art Show. The exhibit opens Friday, April 26, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and continues Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Milford High School, 1 Eagles Way. Students will attend the show to discuss their work and the show is open to the public. “Milford is incredibly proud of the dedication of all of our art students,” Schunk said. “Taylor, Kara and Nick represent all of the accomplishments from all of our students this year.”

SCHOOL NOTES Schoettelkotte performs at Wilmington College

Stonelick Township resident Joey Schoettelkotte recently performed on stage in the Hugh G. Heiland Theatre at Wilmington College, where he is a junior majoring in agriculture. He is a 2010 graduate of McNicholas High School. Schoettelkotte was cast in the role of Peachy Weil in the comedy presentation of “The Last Night of Ballyhoo,” one of the works of American playwright Alfred Uhry. He is the author of “Driving Miss Daisy” and “Parade.”

Dean’s List

Perrin Storch, a freshman at Hillsdale College majoring in biology, was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester of the 2012-2013 school year. She is the granddaughter of Nancy Storch and Mary Brauer of Milford.

BES Teacher Accepted to Miami University’s Project Dragonfly

Lisa Holt-Taylor, Boyd E. Smith third-grade teacher, has been accepted to participate in the Miami University Project Dragonfly in the Global Field Masters Degree Program. This degree program is an inquiry driven education, stressing environmental stewardship and global understanding. Program

participants, over a three-year period, visit various conservation sites in Asia, Africa, Australia and the Americas, each with an environmental theme. This summer, Holt-Taylor will visit Belize (in Central America) to study forest and marine ecology. She will visit field conservation sites unique to Belize, attend lectures, and participate in open inquiry activities. Unlike a vacation, this is an experience that is tied to developing global science lessons and activities that can be used within the classroom. In addition to summer fieldwork, throughout the school year she will participate in web-based learning communities covering a range of topics such as conservation science, social change, and action research. This program will help bring a global perspective and real world context to the local science curriculum. It will aid in triggering a real world curiosity as opposed to typical traditional textbook education.

Great Oaks Career Education Information Sessions offered in April

Registration continues for Fall 2013 adult career training programs. Learn more about the career programs available for adults at the Great Oaks Career Campuses. Attend an information session at the Scarlet

Oaks Career Campus in Sharonville. The next sessions are: Tuesday, April 9 at 3 p.m.; Saturday, April 13 at 11 a.m.; Wednesday, April 17 at 6 p.m.; Tuesday, April 23 at 3 p.m. The one-hour session covers program information, job placement assistance, financial aid, online access for test preparation, and a program tour. Programs are available for auto collision technology, aviation maintenance, dental assisting, electro-mechanical maintenance technology, firefighting, Ford ASSET automotive technology, heating/ventilating and air conditioning, industrial diesel mechanics, law enforcement, medical office specialist, plumbing, and welding. Most programs meet in the evening and can be completed in 42 weeks. Financial aid is available. For more information, call 612-5790 or visit www.greatoaks.com/adult.

Sue Steele honored by Ohio School Boards Association

Goshen school board vice president and Great Oaks board president Sue Steele is among a select group being honored by peers. She was presented with the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) Award of Achievement March

12.

The Award of Achievement is given to school board members in recognition of their commitment to training and leadership on their boards of education as well as regional and statewide activities. Of the more than 3,000 school board members in Ohio, only 77 will receive the honor. As president of the Great Oaks Career Campuses Board of Directors, she will also represent the career-technical school district as it receives the OSBA Effective School Board Award - Gold Level. Steele also will receive 15year anniversary recognition in honor of her years of school board service. The awards are being presented at the Southwest Region Spring Conference in Clayton, Ohio.

UC Clermont scholarships

Online applications are now available for more than $180,000 in scholarships for future and current UC Clermont College students. The college is offering 64 different scholarships through donor contributions for 2013-2014 academic year. For questions regarding the scholarship application, email clermont.scholarships@uc.edu or call 732-5202.

MILFORD — All Milford Junior High School students will have summer reading requirements to complete this summer. A summer reading program previously was implemented only for honors students, said Superintendent Robert Farrell. The program has been “very successful” in honors classes, Farrell he said. “It’s so important, with all the distractions of our society today, that reading still be emphasized,” Farrell said. Required reading reduces academic loss over the summer and lends support to parents, the superintendent said. “It’s a partnership with parents ... to keep students engaged,” he said. The summer reading program will align with Marques common core state standards and will be incorporated into language arts, as well as other subjects, like science and social studies, Farrell said. “I’m really pleased that now all seventh- and eighth-graders have to do summer reading,” said board member Deborah Marques. “I always felt it shouldn’t just be the honors students - that all of them would benefit from it.” The summer reading list includes four books. The seventhgrade language arts book is “Monster” by Walter Dean Myers. Seventh-grade honors English students will read “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” by John Byne. Eighth-grade language arts and honors English students will read “The Shadow Society” by Marie Rutkoski. Eighth-grade honors English students also will read “Code Orange” by Caroline B. Cooney. Students will be held accountable for summer reading through class assignments and discussions, Farrell said.

HONOR ROLL ST. LOUIS SCHOOL

The following have been named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2012-2013 school year.

First Honors Fifth Grade: Emma Jasper Seventh Grade: Alexandria Battaglia, Erika Smith Eighth Grade: Jon Esz, Griffin Gilreath, Anna Oliverio, Katie Wolf

Second Honors Fourth Grade: Dallas Huxel, Caterina Oliverio, Dani Shoemake Fifth Grade: Megan Arnold, Will Ayers, Anneliese Blevins, Logan Clark Richards, Madison Fox, Emma Melcher, Becca Specht, Annie Welage Sixth Grade: James Bockhorst, Max Boland, Caitlin Jones, Danielle Kulbe, Tyler Large, Nicolas Oliverio, Grace Penker, Raquel Schmid, Sadye Sutton Seventh Grade: Nathan Busam, Mitchell Davis, Anthony Oliverio, William Scheffter Eighth Grade: Taylor Fox


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Editor: Melanie Laughman, mlaughman@communitypress.com, 513-248-7573

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LADY ROCKETS SET SIGHTS ON STATE

Milford gets boost from GE transfer By Tom Skeen tskeen@communitypress.com

MIAMI TWP. — After a March spent primarily indoors, local girls softball squads are hoping for dry fields in April. The following is a preview of the high school teams in the Milford-Miami Advertiser/Community Journal North Clermont coverage area:

Clermont Northeastern

The 2013 season is shaping up to be a historical season for the Clermont Northeastern Lady Rockets. After bowing out in the Division III regional finals last season, coach Bill Goldfuss returns eight starters and seven seniors, including pitcher Emily Anderson. Anderson – who will play at the University of Toledo next season - is the reigning threetime Southern Buckeye Conference-American Division Player of the Year and was named firstteam All-Ohio last season. The senior fanned 320 batters last season and has already surpassed the 1,000 strikeout mark for her career. “She is just getting back into throwing, back into her routine and trying to build-up arm strength and get ready for the long haul,” Goldfuss said of his pitcher. “… She is a consummate team player who works hard in the offseason. It’s just a matter of getting some throwing in.” Including Anderson, Mckena Miller (1B), Raelyn Reynolds (2B) and Chelsae Osborn (SS) are all four-year starters for the Lady Rockets and were all firstteam all-league players a season ago. “Right now we are just working on the fundamentals and trying to get the younger players some experience,” Goldfuss said. Much of this group has been together for at least three years and really put the CNE softball program on the map with their success. From that standpoint, Goldfuss is going to do his best to take it all in. “I’m kind of approaching it from the standpoint of trying to enjoy it just knowing this group has been together for four years now,” he said. “… They set a lot of school records, so I am just going to try to enjoy them one last time.” Goldfuss will get much more enjoyment out of the season if his girls can live up to their own expectations. “We are all on the same page,” he said. “There are high expectations from us and the players. … Ultimately we want to go to state and, to be honest, this is probably the best chance we will ever have.” The Lady Rockets started their push toward the state tournament April 1 at Eastern High School.

Goshen

The Lady Warriors graduated three All-SBC players from a season ago and will run out a very young squad in 2013 that features just two seniors and two juniors in the starting line-

Milford’s Maddie Davis makes a catch in the outfield during the second inning against Turpin last season. Davis led the Lady Eagles with a .353 average last season, adding 20 RBI. AMANDA DAVIDSON/COMMUNITY PRESS

bat after she hit .365 while driving in 16 runs last year. The Rockets were scheduled to open the season April 1.

Milford

Clermont Northeastern junior Emily Anderson hurls one toward the mound during the regional final game against Felicity-Franklin last season. Anderson and seven other returning starters are setting their sights on the state tournament in 2013. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

up. Senior catcher Tricia Murphy will lead the charge along with junior first basemen Rian Adams and junior leftfielder Bethany Strauss. “We have a talented group of younger kids,” coach John Strauss said. “They all come with pretty extensive softball backgrounds so rebuilding should not take too long, maybe by the middle of the season.” Youth can sometimes bring an energy to a team coming off a 7-11 campaign in 2012; Strauss will take what he can get from his younger girls. “We are an energetic young group and come with a strong summer ball background which is a-typical for our school,” he said. On the mound it will be freshmen Andrea Kenser and Kelsey Rodich leading the Lady Warriors. “They are both still in the process of honing their craft,” Strauss said, “but both are solid as far as their skills go.” Goshen started the season April 3 against Amelia.

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Hard to believe, but Abby Jones is entering her senior season in the circle as coach Tim Ross brings a cohesive, experiJones enced group to the diamond this spring. Jones had the second-best

Kayla Gregory, formerly of Glen Este, fouls one back against Lakota West last season. Gregory transferred to Milford for the 2013 season after ranking fourth in the FAVC last season with a .512 batting average. BRANDON SEVERN/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

ERA (2.08) in the GGCL Grey Central as a junior, while going 13-8. According to GGCLsports.com, Jones has 419 career strikeouts, and could top the 500 mark this spring. The Rockets should also get significant contributions from Danielle Piening, Maddie Sorensen, Katie St. Charles and Gabbie Latrielle.

Sorensen and St. Charles figure to play prominent roles in the batting order after stellar seasons in 2012. Sorensen (1B/3B) hit .392 with a .439 on-base percentage, while St. Charles (C) hit .371 (.425 on-base percentage ) as a freshman. Jones will help with her arm, but she’ll also be a force with the

While coach Christy Gregory enters her12th season as the Lady Eagles’ coach, her program is prepping for its first season in the new Eastern Cincinnati Conference. Nothing helps more than adding a bat to the lineup and that is exactly what the Lady Eagles did with the addition of Glen Este transfer Kayla Gregory. The Bowling Green State University verbal commit led Glen Este in hitting last season (.512) and was part of the league champion Trojans team. She will bring invaluable experience to the Lady Eagles’ roster. To make it more of a family affair, Gregory’s husband Tim – who coached at Glen Este last season – has joined the Milford coaching staff for 2013. Four other returners are back from last season’s 7-9 squad. Junior Maddie Davis is back in the outfield after leading the Lady Eagles in batting average (.353), stolen bases (9), doubles (7) and hits (30) in her 85 plate appearances. She was also a first-team all-league player. Gregory returns her top two arms from 2012 in Katie Noll and Hannah Wolbers. Wolbers went 8-6 with 48 strikeouts and a 3.04 ERA in 80.2 innings, while Noll was 4-8 with 52 punch-outs and a 2.94 ERA in 78.2 innings. Sophomore Shelby Kirk and freshman Hannah Huffer are expected to see major playing time in 2013 as well. “Going into the season I am looking forward to working with a group of girls who have put in measurable effort throughout the offseason,” Gregory said. “… Our hitting is projected to be our strong point and with more seasoned pitching this year we should be more solid moving into the new ECC league.” The Lady Eagles started their season March 30 at home against Reading.


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PRESS PREPS HIGHLIGHTS By Tom Skeen tskeen@communitypress.com

Sportsman: Game on

» The fifth-annual Community Press and Recorder Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Award nomination period for 2013 is now open, running Wednesday, April 3, though Wednesday, April 17. Go to cincinnati.com/ preps. Click on the Sportsman of the Year icon to get to the nomination forms. The sports staff seeks starting, stand-out athletes of great character and strong academic standing to represent each newspaper as its Sportsman or Sportswoman of the Year. Readers will nominate these junior or senior athletes via cincinnati.com, names that will be verified through the school as meeting the criteria and placed on ballots for the public’s vote. Readers can vote once a day for their favorite athlete. Winners will receive two Reds tickets courtesy of the Cincinnati Reds, a certificate and a story to be published in late June. The nominations and voting are done online at cincinnati.com. Neither the articles, nominations forms nor ballots will count against the meter, so you do not have to be a Cincinnati Enquirer/cincinnati.com subscriber to nominate or vote on your favorite candidate. Email mlaughman@ communitypress.com with questions and follow the hashtag #SOY2013 for updates on Twitter.

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UC Clermont women earn awards at national banquet UC Clermont’s women’s basketball team recently competed in the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association National Tournament in Uniontown, Pa. Four of the Lady Cougars received awards at the USCAA National Banquet. » Marisa Stutz – senior guard (Felicity) first team All-American » Ashley Keith – junior guard/forward (Clark Montessori) - second team All-American » Stacy Lee – junior center (Lakota West) second team All-American

» Tess Jenike – sophomore guard (Bethel) won both the Free Throw Contest and the Three Point Competition (this is the first time anyone from one school has won both.) » Alex Junker – sophomore center (Milford) Academic All-American UC Clermont is one of 40 teams, including men’s and women’s Division I and Division II, to earn a bid to this tournament. For more information about the Lady Cougars Basketball Team, visit www.ucclermont.edu

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Fantasy … or reality?

Kudos to Claude Cornell and especially Karl Schiedler for last week’s rebuttals of Len Harding’s hate-filled, racist column on gun control (Community Press, March 20). The “white male” references were over the top. Harding said, “The weapons surge is fueled by the selfinduced doomsday fantasies of older white males” who “don’t fear government.” Well, Len, this older white male’s concerns are neither fantasy nor self-induced. They are fueled by wanna-be dictators who would disarm us and take over our country with little or no opposition. This is our current President’s wet dream. Too bad he has that pesky little Constitution and the House of Repre-

sentatives standing in his way. The Second Amendment was not enacted so white men (or even women) could kill Bambi. Rather it guarantees us freedom from oppressive governments. History is full of examples. Check out this YouTube link: http://youtu.be/ B5ELyG9V1SY. By the way Len, aren’t we neo-con, flag-waving, white Tea Party folks supposed to be the racists here? Stop stealing our thunder, or we’ll have to call in Jesse Jackson. (No, wait - the Rev only exploits blacks, right?)

John Joseph Clermont County Tea Party Goshen Township

Weapons not the answer

Did it seem ironic that two “older, white men” were the first to criticize Mr. Harding’s researched and thoughtful

guest column? Fortunately for us, a generation from now a more diverse population will assume economic and political power in this country so more diverse voices will be heard. While racial and religious minorities, as well as women, continue to be economically suppressed, making less than their white male counterparts, this will soon become a mere historical footnote in a more moral, just future nation. We are evolving toward a better future. Few would want to return to life as it was in the oppressive 50s and 60s. I’m glad to hear Mr. Scheidler shares my Judeo-Christian morals that “love one another” means I make sure my neighbors, especially the children, have what all children should have - healthy food, basic medical care and

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safety from gun violence. I was also gladden to hear Mr. Cornell will be able to use his skills to knit these children something nice. In this season of Easter and Passover - remember who

used weapons in those days and who relied on a more powerful source. Guns/weapons weren’t the answer then and aren’t now.

Cheryl Zaletel Union Township

Support and defend the U.S. Constitution Earlier this month, a leading Republican U.S. Senator took it upon himself to extrapolate personal circumstances in his own family to declare a reversal in what he claimed were long-held faith values that opposed homosexual marriage, now to endorse “marriage” between two men or two women. This declaration followed one by the sitting Democratic U.S. President. Leadership is a very serious thing, especially when exercised by government officials. Romans 13 provides the sole purpose of government: To ensure order and prosperity by restraining evil-doers. Such authority is established and ordained by God, and such leaders are described by Paul

as “God’s servants (ministers).” Paul asks us to obey our leaders, not only to avoid possible punishment, but also as a Randy Kleine COMMUNITY PRESS matter of conscience. GUEST COLUMNIST Hebrews 13: 7 commands us to “Remember your leaders, who spoke God’s message to you; reflect on the outcome of their lives and imitate their faith.” Then verse 17 commands us to “Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls and will give an account for their work.” The homosexual life-style is

soundly condemned in both the Old and New Testaments, not because God is a cosmic killjoy seeking to limit one’s fun and fulfillment, but because it is an artificial way of life that presents real physical dangers of disease and bodily injury, and the emotional dead-end of futureless relationships. Much of male homosexuality, especially, revolves around multiple partners (even while claiming a status of “marriage”) and focuses upon promiscuous, often bizarre, activity. After God created man and woman, He blessed them, instructing them to “be fruitful and multiply,” and to take dominion over the earth as His stewards (Genesis 1). Being impossible for homosexual

couples to procreate children, for them to acquire children often necessitates extreme measures (e.g. a third person). Possibly the Senator has no idea how much damage and confusion he has done to his son and to the nation as a whole through his public denial of a Christian faith informed by Scripture. No doubt he is unaware that, as a government official, he is actually speaking for God. Is it reasonable to expect that the Senator would also follow the advice of a President who would have his own daughters submit to an abortion rather than to carry an “unwanted” pregnancy to term? Mr. Senator and Mr. President: As American financier

Bernard M. Baruch said in 1946, “Every man has a right to his own opinion, but no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.” You cannot, on your own, redefine “marriage.” And, if you insist on labeling yourselves as “Christians,” then be courteous, kind and consistent by publicly supporting and defending Christian doctrine. And, while you’re at it, kindly support and defend the Constitution you swore to uphold and defend but so often seem to ignore. As Christians, you should know God has said to leave an inheritance, not debt, to future generations. You are responsible, and there are eternal consequences.

Randy Kleine lives in Milford.

CH@TROOM March 27 question Have you noticed any impact from the across-the-board budget cuts that were part of the sequestration that went into effect almost a month ago. Do you expect to see an impact in the future? Why or why not?”

“I traveled on March 9 and they were not using the body scanners in the airport because they said they were short of staff. As a result, I had to be frisked because I have artificial knees. “I am a tax accountant and response from the IRS seems slower than usual, but I have no proof that sequestration is the problem. I expect this to get worse.”

F.S.D.

“Frankly, no, but I am concerned that I will be seeing them eventually. Although the actual cuts were a very small percentage the scare-mongers have me worried. I worry about my tax rates, Social Security and Medicare, but there isn't a thing I can do.”

Bill B.

“None of that has filtered down to the ground yet. Of course I expect an impact. Ask this question in six months. By then people will know what idiots the Republicans are.”

N.F.

“Personally, no. However besides the news stories about illegal immigrants being released from prison and tours of the White House and Statue of Liberty being closed the only story close to home was in the Enquirer on March 28. The Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency is staging a rally to protest federal sequestration zapping over 200 seats in the Head Start Program. “Since sequestration is supposed to not cut budgets one cent but to merely lower the amount of the 2013 requested increase I find it impossible to believe any of the baloney the Obama Administration is dishing out.”

R.V.

March 20 question Will U.S. Sen. Rob Portman’s support of gay marriage affect his political standing within the Republican Party? How? Will it cause other party leaders to rethink their position?

“I remember 10 years ago, when the invasion of Iraq was coming to pass, you could hardly find any elected officials in this country who were opposed to that military operation. One rare dissenting voice came from an unheard-of state senator in Illinois, who is now serving his second term as president of our republic.

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“So it is with the Republicans and the gay issue – what used to be a slam dunk for them 10 years ago is now a neck to neck horse race, the future indicates that the majority view of voters will be at odds with current Republican doctrine. “I think Mr. Portman has just assured his own re-election, or made a viable move for higher office. A sober minded popular senator from the key battleground state has recognized which way the wind is going to be blowing. What is his own party going to do? Run a far-right conservative (I refuse to use the phrase ‘Bible-thumping tea partier,’ I think it’s disrespectful) against him in a primary? Good luck with that. Portman runs state-wide, not just in the Boehner belt. This is trouble for the Republican party, not Portman.”

W.S.

“Sen. Rob Portman’s political standing will not be affected by his stance on gay marriage. He and all political candidates have learned from the current president –that to be elected, it is best to promise everything to every special interest faction, but deliver nothing. “A Black president promises hope for people of color and then gives them an unemployment rate that is double that of

NEXT QUESTION Planners expect people to drive or take a bus to one of the stations along a proposed commuter rail line from downtown Cincinnati to Milford. Would you ride a commuter train to downtown for work or a Reds or Bengals game if you had to drive or take a bus to get to a train station? Why or why not? Every week The Community Press asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to clermont@communitypress.com with Chatroom in the subject line.

Whites. “The president promised immigration reform and then five years later – there is no reform. The president promised lower health care costs but then forced through Congress a health care law that will actually double the cost of health care. The president promised peace in the Middle East and now we are facing the threat of a nuclear war with Iran. “The president said that Americans had been arrogant to lead other countries – so by his strategy of ‘leading from behind’ we now have chaos in the Middle East with the hatefilled Muslim Brotherhood controlling Libya, Egypt, Ira, and Yemen. “The president unilaterally disarming America – now it is

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looking down the silo of a North Korean nuclear missile aimed at America. “Barack Obama accused G.W. Bush of being ‘unpatriotic’ for rebuilding America’s financial system after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on America – by placing the country in debt. Yet now, with the national debt double what is was in 2008, Obama says ‘we do not have a debt problem.” “Yes, the politicians are learning from Barack Obama that it is more important of how and what you say than actually to do things. It is not what you do – but it is what you promise.”

T.D.

“Yes it will turn some of the bigots in the party against him. However, it will bring more inclusive people into the folds.” Good for Rob.”

Ret Low

“I guess we should be pleased that Sen. Portman’s son isn’t bisexual; then he’d support marrying one’s boyfriend and one’s girlfriend. “To answer the question, yes it will adversely affect his standing. While his thought process, though faulty, surpassed that of Barack Obama and Hillary & Bill Clinton; our expectations of that bunch are much, much lower than those of a Republican Senator.”

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Taken with a telephoto lens, Albert Klee came upon this jaguar in Colombia. THANKS TO ALBERT KLEE

AMAZON BEAUTY, WITH ENVIRONMENTAL

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By Kelly McBride

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Vivid colors of exotic plants and animals frame a picture of the Amazon Basin within the perspective of a natural resource that’s eroding. It’s part of the 2013 Photography Travel Series that recounts excursions of local amateur photographers. The Photography Club of Greater Cincinnati series, at Sharon Woods’ Sharon Centre, will be held most Fridays through April 26, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Milford resident Albert Klee revisited his trips to the Amazon Basin with photos of bird life, primates, insects, fish, reptiles, people and the region’s future as civilization encroaches during his March 8 presentation. Klee spent 20 years conducting zoological research in the Amazon Basin. “I’m environmentally conscious,” said Klee, who had previously worked for the Environmental Protection Agency. “You have a juxtaposition of beautiful flowers, trees and animals on the one hand. “And to know that the amazon itself is systematically getting smaller and smaller each year, I would like to make sure that is brought out.” He tells his story through the photos, as he conducted

The Emperor Marmoset is found in the Peruvian Amazon. THANKS TO ALBERT KLEE

SERIES SNAPSHOT March 8 – “20 Years Exploring the Amazon” by Albert Klee March 15 – “Cuba: Impressions of Havana” by Cliff Goosman March 22 – “The Great Loop Cruise” by Alan Lloyd April 5 – “Arches and Canyonlands National Parks” by Mike Rank April 12 – “Backyard Birds” by Mark Kraus, Jerry Fritsch and Allan Claybon April 19 – “English Channel Islands and Normandy Beaches; Echoes of WWII” by Neal Jefferies April 26 – “An Israel Travelogue” by David Feldstein The 2013 Photography Travel Series begins at 7:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public at Sharon Woods’ Sharon Centre, 11450 Lebanon Road in Sharonville. A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit is required to enter the park.

This woman, from Yagua in northern Peru, used local plants to make this headress. THANKS TO ALBERT KLEE

water analysis, recounting a treacherous airplane flight, encounters with dangerous snakes and discovering a catfish as big as a rowboat. The colors are vivid and the proportions extreme. A water lily eight feet in diameter. A poisonous dart frog as small as a finger. Jaguars stopping for a drink of water, each knowing the other was just yards away. Klee must remind us that the beauty faces its own danger.

“I’ll include facts about the destruction of habitat in the Amazon,” he said. “There is no topsoil in the Amazon, so when the trees are cut down, there’s erosion.” “I have to tell it the way it is.” The series is free, and open to the public at Sharon Centre, 11450 Lebanon Road in Sharonville. A valid Hamilton County Park District motor vehicle permit is required to enter the parks.

Milford photographer Albert Klee's photo of the Amazon Basin are on display this month at Sharon Woods. THANKS TO ALBERT KLEE


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Drink Tastings

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Spring Wines Spectacular, 6-9 p.m., Winedog Fine Wines & Fine Art, 451A Ohio Pike, Paired wine tasting featuring wine specialist Jessica Engle of Heidelberg Distributing, appetizers by Donna Schwarz of Winedog and music by Amelia Morgan, vocalist, and Peggy Jordan, piano/ keyboard. $19.75. Reservations required. 888-288-0668; www.winedog.com. Anderson Township.

Women’s Self-Defense, 9 a.m.-noon, Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Learn easy, practical ways to defend yourself with Miami Township Police Department. $10. Reservations required. Presented by Miami Township Parks and Recreation. 248-3727; www.miamitwpoh.gov. Miami Township.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, 5767 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road, Fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga and kickboxing. $38 per month. Presented by Jazzercise Milford. 476-7522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford. Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, 3054 LindaleMount Holly Road, Ages 10 and up. All experience levels. $5. 310-5600; www.robin513.zumba.com. Monroe Township.

Nature Project Feeder Watch, 9-11 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Visitor Center. Share cup of coffee or tea with friends who enjoy watching birds. Ages 21 and up. Members free: nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711, ext. 125; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.

FRIDAY, APRIL 5 Business Classes Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 4743100; www.jobsearchlearninglabs.wikidot.com. Anderson Township.

Dining Events Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes coleslaw and French fries. Carryout available. $5.50 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 5752102. Milford.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford. Chair Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, 267 Mount Holly Road, Yoga that begins and ends in chair. Standing poses when applicable. Focus on core strength, flexibility, breathing and relaxation. $6. Presented by Yoga with Sharon. 237-4574. Amelia.

Nature Project Feeder Watch, 9-11 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Members free: nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711, ext. 125; www.cincynature.org. Union Township. Night Owls: A Family Owl Program, 6-7:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Learn about these interesting birds, listen to their calls, observe their adaptations firsthand and then hike outside to practice owl calls. $5, $3 children; nonmembers pay daily admission in addition to cost. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township.

Shopping Rummage Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, 5767 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road, Fellowship Hall. Clothes, household items, toys, books and more. Featuring the Shabby Sheek Shack. Free admission. 831-0262; www.trinitymilford.org. Milford.

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

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford.

Music - Acoustic

permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Anderson Township.

Recreation Tennis Classes, 4-5 p.m., Mercy HealthPlex Anderson, 7495 State Road, Six-week series ending May 12. Eye-hand coordination, racquet skills, basic strokes and scoring. Indoors. Bring racquet. Also, Tennis for Intermediates. $69. Registration required. Presented by Communiversity at UC. 556-6932; www.uc.edu/ce/ commu. Anderson Township.

Runs / Walks Wildflower Walks, 2 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Learn wildflower identification along trails during peak of spring wildflower season. Ages 18 and up. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711. Union Township.

Night of Acoustic Classics, 7:30 p.m., Green Kayak Market and Eatery, 204 Front St., Old Lodge Stage. With Micheall and John. Free. 843-6040; www.facebook.com/greenkayakmarket. New Richmond.

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Hands-on Nature: Solar Printing, 1-2 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Play Facilitators provide variety of tools and toys for children to borrow to explore the Playscape. Free for members, nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township. Volunteer Exploration Session, 10-11 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Visitor Center. Discover the many volunteer opportunities available including teaching youth, leading hikes, working outdoors and more. Ages 18 and up. Free. 831-1711. Union Township.

Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford. Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; www.robin513.zumba.com. Monroe Township. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, 135 N. Union St., Zumba fitness and Zumba Gold classes. $5. Presented by Kimberley “KC” Coniglio. 240-5180; www.zumbawithkc.com. Bethel. Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Leming House, 5951 Buckwheat Road, Summer Rackley leads highintensity workout. Latin dance steps. Ages 18 and up. $25 for six weeks. Presented by Miami Township Parks and Recreation. 248-3727; www.miamitwpoh.gov. Miami Township.

Pets Puppy Social, 10-11 a.m., All Creatures Animal Hospital, 1894 Ohio Pike, Puppies socialize with other pups under supervision of professional trainers at indoor facility. Free. 797-7397; www.allcreatures.com. Amelia. Pet Adoptions, 1-4 p.m., Peppermint Pig, 8255 Beechmont Ave., Cats and dogs available for adoption. 474-0005; www.peppermintpig.org. Anderson Township.

Shopping Rummage Sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, Free admission. 8310262; www.trinitymilford.org. Milford. Spring Fling Craft/Vendor Show and Fundraiser, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Williams Corner Church of God, 6162 Ohio 132, Multi Purpose Room. Mary Kay, Longaberger, 31, Tupperware, Jamberry Nails, creations by Cindy, Birdman Bird Houses, Embroider Me Too, Gourmet Cupboard, Primitives, Premier Jewery, Speedy PC Sales, Church Ladies Baskets, ChurcCorner Cafe, Youth Cupcakes for a Cause and homemade heat wraps. Free admission. 519-7159. Goshen.

SUNDAY, APRIL 7 Exercise Classes Cardio Kick Boxing, 6-7 p.m., ATA Taekwondo Black Belt Academy, 8510 Beechmont Ave., Led by George Sizemore, fourthdegree black belt and co-owner of ATA Black Belt Academy. Family friendly. $5. 652-0286; www.atacincinnati.com. Anderson Township.

Nature Life Under a Log, 1-2 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Meet PlayScape’s smallest residents: worms, roly-polies, beetles, slugs and more. Free for members, non-members pay daily admission. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township. PlayScape Outdoor Social, 1-3 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, PlayScape. Bring your favorite mug for hot cocoa and winter nature fun. Programs are for children 12 and under with an adult. Members are free. Nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711. Union Township. Yuckology, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. It’s no joke that gross, yucky and disgusting things happen in nature. Find out if things are as icky as they sound. Free, vehicle

Health / Wellness Mobile Heart Screenings, 10-11 a.m., Walgreens Milford, 1243 Ohio 28, Several screening packages available to test risk of heart attack, stroke, aneurysm and other major diseases. Appointment required. Presented by Mercy Health Partners. 866-819-0127; www.mercyhealthfair.com. Milford.

TUESDAY, APRIL 9 Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; www.robin513.zumba.com. Monroe Township. Chair Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, $6. 2374574. Amelia.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10 Clubs & Organizations Members’ Astronomy Club, 7 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Visitor Center. With naturalist Sheila Riley. Ages 12 and up. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. Registration required. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.

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

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

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

Nature Members’ Camera Club, 7-8:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Both amateur and professional photographers learn and share knowledge. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711; www.cincy-

Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, is hosting Night Owls: A Family Owl Program from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 5. Learn about owls, listen to their calls, observe their adaptations, then hike outside to practice owl calls. Cost is $5, $3 for children; non-members pay daily admission in addition to cost. Registration is required by calling 831-1711. FILE PHOTO. nature.org. Union Township.

THURSDAY, APRIL 11 Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford. Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; www.robin513.zumba.com. Monroe Township.

Nature Nature Knowledge Series: The Lilliputian World of Lichens, 7-8:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Information on common forms that can be found on a hike anywhere in Ohio. Ages 18 and up. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711. Union Township.

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ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to www.cincinnati.com and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to life@communitypress.com along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to www.cincinnati.com and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. er: Indian Hill High School Principal Dr. Antonio Shelton at noon. Celebration features biographical sketches of numerous African-American educators who have roots in Greater Milford area. Music and dance by Milford Area Choirs and Praise Dancers. Presented by Milford Black Heritage Society. 258-1180. Milford.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford.

Business Classes

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Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, Free. 474-3100; www.jobsearchlearninglabs.wikidot.com. Anderson Township. Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, $5.50 and up. 575-2102. Milford.

Melanoma Know More Free Skin Cancer Screening, 10 a.m.-noon, Mercy Health Clermont Hospital, 3000 Hospital Drive, Early detection and education about melanoma. Free. Presented by Melanoma Know More. 956-3729; www.melanomaknowmore.com. Batavia.

Exercise Classes

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Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford. Chair Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, $6. 2374574. Amelia.

Concert Collaboration, 3-4 p.m., Williamsburg High School, 500 S. Fifth St., Clermont Philharmonic Orchestra presents concert in collaboration with student musicians from local Clermont County schools. Free. Presented by Clermont Philharmonic Orchestra. 732-2561; www.clermontphilharmonic.com. Williamsburg.

Dining Events

Nature Homeschool: Writing in the Wild, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Meet at Meadow Shelter. Students make a journal, then hike trail loop to learn nature journaling techniques including creative writing, sketching, watercolor, sound mapping, pressed plants and more. $7 students, no charge for parents. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township.

Shopping Rummage Sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Collectibles, clothing, toys, books, household items and more. Lunch available beginning at 10:30 a.m. Free. 831-5500. Milford.

SATURDAY, APRIL 13 Community Dance 30+ Catholic Singles Spring Dance, 7:30 p.m.-midnight, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave., IHM Cafeteria. Music by Chuck Brisbin and the Tuna Project. Includes two non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. Beer and wine sold separately. $15. Presented by 30+Catholic Singles. 846-8189; www.thirtypluscs.catholicweb.com. Anderson Township.

Education A Celebration Honoring Black Teachers, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Day Heights Fire Department Building, 1313 Ohio 131, Guest speak-

Nature Ohio Young Birders Club, 9 a.m.-noon, Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Ages 12-18, or younger based on interest. Hiking and watching birds. $10 online preregistration required to join. 831-1711. Union Township. Fire-n-Food at CNC’s Nature PlayScape, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Families bring lunch to cook over fire. For Children ages 12 and under with an adult. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711. Union Township. The Freedom of Watercolor, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Concludes April 14. Nancy Foureman, instructor at Richmond Art Museum, helps participants experience freedom of creating watercolor paintings outdoors. Ages 18 and up. $130, $115 members. Registration required. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township. Old Growth Forest Hike, 9 a.m.-noon, Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Learn characteristics of an old-growth forest in lecture and take three-mile hike through the forest to learn native and non-native plant communities. Ages 18 and up. $8, free for members. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township.

Pets Pet Adoptions, 1-4 p.m., Peppermint Pig, 474-0005; www.peppermintpig.org. Anderson Township.

Runs / Walks MMM Mary Miller Memorial 5K Walk/Run, 9-11 a.m., Miami Meadows Park, 1546 Ohio 131, Free Kids Fun Run at 10 a.m. for ages 6 and under. $30, $15 ages 7-14; advance: $25, $10 ages 7-14. Registration required. Presented by Milford Miami Ministry. 469-0958; www.mmministry.org. Milford. Spring Bird Walk, 8 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Join bird guide and hike trails. Beginners welcome. Bring binoculars and dress for weather. Ages 18 and up. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711. Union Township.

Shopping Rummage Sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Milford First United Methodist Church, Free. 831-5500. Milford.

Volunteer Events Great American Cleanup Day, 9 a.m.-noon, Johnson Hills Park, 7950 Bridle Road, Spend morning working on projects park. Great way to earn high school or community service hours. All supplies, drinks and free lunch provided by Chick-fil-A. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4513. Anderson Township.

SUNDAY, APRIL 14 Clubs & Organizations Chai (Sixty)5: A Star and Stripes Celebration, Noon-3 p.m., Grand Sands Volleyball, 10750 Loveland-Madeira Road, In honor of Israel’s 65th birthday. Sand, palm trees, camel rides, mechanical surf board and Bedouin tent, plus authentic Israeli food, music and drinks. For Jewish young professionals ages 21-35. Free. Presented by Access: Social Events for Jewish Young Professionals Ages 21-35. 373-0300; new.jypaccess.org. Symmes Township.

Nature Hands-on Nature: Open Discovery at CNC’s Nature PlayScape, 1-2 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Play facilitators available to encourage children to interact with nature. Focus on open discovery. For ages 12 and under with an adult. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711. Union Township. Spring Wildflower Walks, 1 p.m., Sycamore Park, 4082 Ohio 132, Explore wildflower loop and search for trilliums, poppies and many other woodland wildflowers. Meet at bridge. Free. Presented by Clermont County Park District. 876-9013. Batavia.


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Green bean salad satisfies taste for fresh veggies Fresh green bean and chickpea salad Green beans are not only as good for our eyes as carrots, but they also contain silicon, which is a mineral for bone health and formation of connective tissue. 12-16 oz. green beans, trimmed 1 14.5 oz. can chickpeas, drained 2 tomatoes, cut up 1 small red onion, sliced thin (you may not need all of it)

Rita’s recipe for green bean and chickpea salad can help satisfy any cravings for fresh vegetables. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

Mix beans with peas, tomatoes and go to taste on the onions. Set aside while making dressing. Mix dressing according to directions, substituting balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Toss with salad. Add salt and pepper. Garnish with feta.

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mix for her daughter’s soccer team. It has everything kids (and adults) like – a variety of sweet and salty flavors. If there’s something in here you don’t like, you can substitute a similar item, or simply leave it out. Amounts are approximate. This makes about 30 cups or so. Mix together:

Bird seed snack mix for a crowd

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Blanch green beans: Cook for just a couple of minutes or so in boiling water, until they turn bright green but are cooked enough to be crisp/tender. Immediately drain and put into ice-cold water to stop cooking. Drain. Can be done several hours ahead and kept in refrigerator.

No, not for the birdie crowd, but for you and the kids. I have had this in my files for a while and my notes say “mix in big bowl.” When you look at this all mixed up, you’ll understand the name bird seed. This is for the reader who needs to make up bags of snack

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Readers want to know about cilantro and coriander Cilantro is an annual herb that likes cooler weather. If it gets too hot or too much sun, you’ll see it quickly bolting to seed. The seed is called coriander. Cilantro and coriander can’t be used interchangeably, as cilantro is the leafy part of the herb and has a citrusy, green

BUSINESS NOTES Book signing

J.S. Bailey of Amelia will sign copies of her book, “The Land Beyond the Portal,” at Old Boston Pizza, 227 West Main St. in Owensville, between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday, April 5.

Mercy Health to offer mobile heart screenings in April

The Heart Institute of Mercy Health has teamed with HealthFair, the national leader in mobile screening services, to deliver affordable and convenient mobile heart screenings. HealthFair offers several screening packages to test people for their risk of heart attack, stroke, aneurysm and other major diseases. Both basic and advanced packages are available depending on amount of testing patients request. While insurance does not cover the tests, they are potentially reimbursable from a health savings account, depending on the insurance coverage. The April screening schedule: Milford, Wal-

greens, 1243 Ohio 28, April 8, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Chamber to host business tech summit

The Clermont Chamber of Commerce and it’s partners April 11 will announce details for the 2013 Business Technology Summit presented by Union Township. Hear first hand from those who are helping present, sponsor and lead the summit. The purpose of the summit is to offer a high-quality regional program to assist business owners and managers in incorporating new tech services into their strategic plans and processes to results. The components include an opening session, powerful keynote lunch, educational panel presentations providing specialized training and 24 to 30 technology exhibits. Sponsors of the Summit are Platinum Sponsor - Union Township; Gold Sponsor - PNC Bank; Gold Sponsor – Clermont County Commissioners; Bronze Sponsor - AT&T; Bronze Sponsor - Grant

Career Center. The press conference will be 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, April 11, at the Holiday Inn & Suites Cincinnati Eastgate, 4501 Eastgate Blvd. For more information, call the chamber at 5765000.

Spiritual nurture ministry to offer workshop

Be part of a small group where you feel heard, affirmed and nurtured at Turtlebox Stories: Nurturing the Divine Within. Participants will share their journeys in community by focusing on specific movements each week. The structure, with plenty of room for spirit, experimentation and organic play includes prompts, queries, sharing, listening, discussion, meditation, creative activities, journaling and more. The course is based on Cathy Barney’s 12 years of leading spiritual nurture groups, workshops and retreats as well as her own journey and located in her welcoming,

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PRIDE OF CINCINNATI

Eight couples competed in the CCDD “Dancing with the Stars” Extravaganza, a fundraiser for the Gift of Time Respite Cooperative program. From left are: Steve and Gloria Commins, Chris Brown and Meg Kasarcik (Judges Choice winners), Kristin Bednarski and William Rover, Lori Howell and Don Justice (Mirror Ball Trophy winners), Jacqueline Poynter and Don Goins, Mary Hufford and Michael Ball, Julie and Todd Schrieber, Haley and Tim Dunn. THANKS TO LISA DAVIS

Howell and Justice win CCDD ‘DWTS’

Milford High School graduate Caitlin Presley takes the floor March 16 at the Cintas Center with independent world class winter guard Pride of Cincinnati. Pride won the weekend’s Winter Guard International Mideast Regional, with Onyx, Blessed Sacrament and Zydeco taking second through fourth. Presley was a member of Milford’s nationally-ranked color guard, and will be competing with Pride of Cincinnati at the TriState Circuit Championships April 6 at Ryle High School, and at the WGI World Championships April 11 to April 13 at UD Arena in Dayton. For more information on Pride of Cincinnati, visit http://prideofcincinnati.org/. THANKS TO GARY

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

Pastor James Dinkel 513-528-9142

Youth Service at 6pm (in Youth Center) Watch LIVE online Sunday's at 10:15am, 11:45am & 6pm www.LCchurch.tv

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BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 402 W. Plane St. Bethel, Ohio 513-734-7201 www.bumcinfo.org

Troy P. Ervin, Pastor 4359 E. Bauman Lane | Batavia, OH 45103 513-735-2555 www.LCchurch.tv

Blended Worship 8:00 & 10:45 am Contemporary Worship 9:30 am Sunday School 9:30 & 10:45 am Nursery Care for Age 3 & under Full Program for Children, Youth, Music, Small Groups & more Handicapped Accessible Bill Bowdle -Sr. Pastor Steve Fultz - Assoc. Pastor; J. D. Young - Youth Director Janet Bowdle - Children’s Director

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

Trinity United Methodist “Encircling People with God’s Love” Traditional Worship.......8:15am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship..................9:30am Sunday School...............................9:30am

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Milford, won the Mirror Ball Trophy by raising 10,056 votes. Kasarcik and Brown received the Judges Choice Award for the hard work they put into their cha-cha routine. Steve Norris, WLWTChannel 5 meteorologist, returned for the third year in a row as master of ceremonies. During the registration networking hour, Chris Carr from B-105’s “Chris Carr & Company” participated in a Meet and Greet with guests. Jason Dimaculangan, one-half of the duo who won the Judges Choice Award trophy in last year’s competition, interviewed the audience after each couple performed. Judges for the night were Jeff Bill, Marilyn Leal and Kelli Strick of The Dance Club Studio where most of the dancers received their lessons. Kathy Lehr, vice president of External Relations and Marketing for the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati, also returned as a judge this year. Event sponsors were The Rodenberg Family Trust, Tim and Laurel Vogel, Clermont County Commissioner David Uible, Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries, Stepping Stones and Park National Bank. Raffle sponsors included General Mobility Repair, Lykins Oil, Lori Howell, Clermont DD staff and many more. For more information about upcoming fundraisers or CCDD, contact Lisa Davis, community relations director, at 732-4921 or email ldavis@clermontdd.org.

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

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mont County Board of Developmental Disabilities (CCDD) and their nonprofit board, Clermont DD Empowers Me. Proceeds from the night benefited the Gift of Time Respite Cooperative Program at CCDD. Eight couples competed after taking lessons in January and February at The Dance Club Studio. Those couples were: Todd and Julie Schreiber of Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries; Meg Kasarcik, CCDD retiree, and Chris Brown of CCDD; Mary Hufford, Glen Este Middle School teacher, and Michael Ball, administrative assistant/athletic director at Glen Este Middle School; Gloria Cummins, Williamsburg High School teacher and Steve Cummins, Wells Fargo; Jacqueline Poynter of Victory Community Bank and Don Goins, avid dance enthusiast; Kristin Bednarski of Batavia and William Rover, owner/manager of Jersey Mike’s Subs in Mason; Haley Dunn of CCDD and Tim Dunn of Xavier University’s Center for Faith and Justice. “Each person in the audience had the opportunity to cast one vote during the dinner,” said Sharon Woodrow, CCDD superintendent. “The dancers were allowed to sell votes as soon as they made the decision to dance in the competition, as well as during the event. Votes sold 4 for $1.” Howell, a licensed massage therapist from Milford, and Justice, designer and operator of Don Justice Cabinet Makers of

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 www.FirstChurchofJesusChrist.org 6208 Guinea Pike, Milford, Ohio 45150 Pastor: Bryan Price Church: 513-575-5450

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Public Notice Milford Planning Commission Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. Place: Council Chambers, 745 Center Street, Milford, Ohio. Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing to review the following request: REZ 13-01 St. Andrews Zone Change, "R-3" to "I": An application initiated by City Council on March 19, 2013, in accordance with Section 1133.01 of the Milford Zoning Ordinance. City Council is requesting a zone change from "R-3" Single Family Residential district to "I", Institutional district for the following parcels: 210730E025, 210730E024, 210730E023, 210730E012, 210730E011, 210730E010, 210730E009, 210730E008B, 21073008A, 210730E007B, 210730E007A, 210730E006B, 210730E022, 210730E021, 210730E020. The parcels are located on the south side of Main Street between High Street and Lewis Avenue. A copy of the proposed plans may be viewed at City Hall, 745 Center Street, Milford, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. If you have any questions, please call Pam Holbrook, Assistant City Manager, at (513) 248-5093. 1001754955 Public Notice Milford City Council Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. Place: Council Chambers, 745 Center Street, Milford, Ohio. Milford City Council will hold a Public Hearing to review the following request: REZ 13-01 St. Andrews Zone Change, "R-3" to "I": An application initiated by City Council on March 19, 2013, in accordance with Section 1133.01 of the Milford Zoning Ordinance. City Council is requesting a zone change from "R-3" Single Family Residential district to "I", Institutional district for the following parcels: 210730E025, 210730E024, 210730E023, 210730E012, 210730E011, 210730E010, 210730E009, 210730E008B, 21073008A, 210730E007B, 210730E007A, 210730E006B, 210730E022, 210730E021, 210730E020. The parcels are located on the south side of Main Street between High Street and Lewis Avenue. A copy of the proposed plans may be viewed at City Hall, 745 Center Street, Milford, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. If you have any questions, please call Pam Holbrook, Assistant City Manager, at (513) 248-5093. 1001755148


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called “Small Town Big Deal.” They were at the Circleville Pumpkin Show. George There Rooks were some OLE FISHERMAN really big pumpkins and watermelons. The one watermelon they showed weighed 258 pounds. How would you like to start eating that? The pumpkin was a mere 2,400 pounds. They showed the pumpkin pie that was 5 feet across. They asked the lady what they would do with it after the show. She said, feed it to the hogs. We went to that show several years ago. It is something to see. They have a tower of pumpkins so a person can take a picture of the event. Now don’t forget to mark your calendar for April 20 and April 21 for the Grant’s Farm and Greenhouses open house. The farm is 5 miles east of Owensville, one mile off U.S. 50 on Bucktown Road. They will also have open house at their Ohio 131 place above Williams Corner, and the Garden Center at the Milford Shopping Center. I was talking to Danny this morning. He said they have nine different kinds of cabbage plants, several different kinds of tomato plants, onion sets, seed potatoes and all kinds of garden seed,

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Howdy folks, We planted our “taters” last Tuesday. This was in a raised bed that we used last year. We had it covered with glass so it would dry out. The ground was in good shape. I put some potting soil on then tilled it in. It is 16 feet long. Last year, we dug a bushel of potatoes from this bed. We had a call from folks that they had honey bees in a tree that had fallen. We went to look and the bees were gone. The squirrels and birds had eaten the honey. Last Wednesday, the P.E.R.I. meeting was held at the Batavia Township Hall. This is a beautiful building and grounds. The members bring items for the Veterans Home in Georgetown so we took several bags of items up last week. The items they like are soap, toothpaste, cards, shaving lotion and other items they can win at playing bingo. Last week, Ruth Ann said how does mush sound for breakfast. I decided I would stay for breakfast. Boy, it was good. She made the mush in the evening, put it in the refrigerator, sliced it and fried it the next morning. We have a stool in the kitchen for Ruth Ann to sit on when she is cooking. So Chessy likes to get under the stool and play. She is so beautiful. We were watching a program on R.F.D. last week. This program is

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plus lots of other items. Now also mark your calendar for the U.S. Grant Vocational School here in Bethel. Their community appreciation dinner is from 5 p.m. til 7 p.m. April 20. The greenhouse there will open April 17 and be open daily from 11 a.m. til 2 p.m. They will have some great plants, too. The folks at this school do a super job in teaching food, greenhouse and all the other vocational education. When you go, they will great you with a smile and can help you. Last week, the 50 and over couples of the Bethel United Methodist Church met for our monthly get together at the home of Donna and Ralph. There was a good crowd. Thanks Donna and Ralph. Last Sunday evening, the Community Choir sang “Upon this Rock.” There was a big crowd, despite the prediction of snow. The music and drama were great. Afterwards, there were refreshments for everyone. The churches in the Bethel area sure come together during Holy Week to celebrate the crucifiction and resurrection of Christ. Have a Happy Easter. Maybe this winter weather is a blessing to keep the fruit from blooming early and then frost kill it like last year. Time will tell. It sure is different from last year. I told Ruth Ann last year at this time we were working with honey bees. On April 19, Boy Scout Troop 396 will have a spaghetti dinner at St. Mary Catholic Church fellowship hall. The cost is $5 per per-

son. This is a way for them to raise money for their projects. The scout leaders do a super job training the young boys. Several have become Eagle Scouts. When I was working here at East Fork, that was a project we liked to do for the Scouts. The fishing is good, according to Mike at the Boars Head Bait Shop . We have not been fishing yet. My fishing partner says it is still too cold. Ruth Ann has been getting requests for the noodle recipe we make, so she will put it in. We have a hand crank pasta maker, so this is the recipe for it. Put 3 cups of flour in a bowl, mix in 4 eggs and enough water to make it stick together. Form a ball, wrap it in a dish towel for a half hour or so. With the pasta maker, we set it on 4, and cut the balls into strips, and run it through the machine, then put the strips on the floured table. After they have been cut that way, we then run it through the noodle cutter, which cuts it into smaller strips. George made dryers from dowel rods, on a square piece of board, so as he cuts the noodles and I hang them on the dryers. We let them dry over night, then bag and freeze them. Now if you don’t have the pasta maker and the dryers, you can roll the dough out on a floured surface, and cut into noodles and let them dry. Start your week by going to the house of worship of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God bless all. More later.

George Rooks is a retired park ranger.

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

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP

2247 Cedarville Road, James & Harriet Forder to Joshua, James & Harriet Forder, 2.9220 acre, $70,000. 6342 Manila Road, Old Mill Enterprises LLC to Richard Watkins, et al., 0.5050 acre, $113,000. 1244 Meadowgate Place, Kimberly & Kelly Peet cotrustees to Adam & Suzann Whitby, 0.6410 acre, $387,500. 1944 Parker Road, Daniel & Pamela Harrison to Leonard Wetz Jr., 0.4460 acre, $60,000. 2557 Woodville Pike, John & Becky Taylor to Wells Fargo Bank NA, 0.8050 acre, $60,000.

JACKSON TOWNSHIP

5663 Bucktown Road, Carolyn Oliver, et al. to Bank of New York Mellon, 2.0230 acre, $30,000.

MIAMI TOWNSHIP

1105 Ohio 28, Mfour Corp LLC to Woodstone Properties LLC, 0.6690 acre, $2,352,500. 1292 Ohio 131, Federal Home Loan Mtg. Corp to James & Patricia Montag, 0.3170 acre, $38,500. 1109 Center Street, Doug & Stephanie Granitz to Gregory & Gwyn Stout, 1.0100 acre, $213,000. 5961 Cook Road, Richard &

Patricia Bodner to Michele Barnett & Timothy Ording, 0.7720 acre, $195,000. 1378 Finch Lane, Residential Mortgage Trust 2008-RI to Billy England, 0.3600 acre, $65,000. 1148 Glen Echo Lane, Richard Henry to Michael & Donna McLarty, 0.8340 acre, $265,500. 5700 Greimann Lane, Leonard Morris, et al. to MidFirst Bank, 0.3670 acre, $107,415. 6633 Palmer Place, Jeffrey & Glenda Kemmet to Richard & Glenys Merriman, 0.5810 acre, $371,500. 717 Pineridge Road, Jeffrey Conyers, trustee to Michele Candy, 0.4800 acre, $220,000. 1257 Ridgewood Drive, Zicka Homes Ltd. to Lori & Andrew Jerome, 1.2534 acre, $428,000. 1600 Tumberry Way, Mark & Karen Josaitis to Patricia Palmer, $170,000. 5639 Harvest Ridge, William S. Perry, et al. to AH4R I OH LLC, 0.2980 acre, $146,900. 6058 Jerry Lee Drive, Clarence & Roberta Smith to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., 0.4700 acre, $60,000. 6790 Little River Lane, Christopher & Teka Reinhold to Ron & Coreen James, 0.7320 acre, $320,500. 724 Maranatha Way, Morris Reed to Michelle Gearhardt, 0.9200 acre, $16,000. 5977-9 Meadow Creek Drive, Lindy Fiere, et al. to Kenneth Hughes, $36,666.67. 6112 Oakbridge Way No. 303, Alberta Bargo to Geraldine &

POLICE REPORTS William Alexander, $97,000. 6083 Weber Oaks Drive, Michael Roush, et al. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., 0.1650 acre, $140,341.

MILFORD

213 W. Stoneridge Drive, Federal Home Loan Mtg. Corp to Qiao Huang, 0.2770 acre, $153,000. 964 Forest Avenue, James & Maria Redrow to David & Holly Williams, 0.2060 acre, $88,000. 919 Riverside Drive, David Macejko to Megan Macejko, 0.2338 acre, $113,901.44.

STONELICK TOWNSHIP

1550 Faul Lane, Jerome Craver to Douglas Utecht, 11.2370 acre, $224,500. 2353 Ohio 131, WEK BB LLC to Denver Massey, 5.0000 acre, $147,500.

WAYNE TOWNSHIP

6938 Edenton Pleasant Plain Road, Mary & Charles Huston III to Thomas & Patricia Kremenski, 0.2000 acre, $183,500. 6392 Marathon Edenton Road, Anthony Barnett, et al. to Bank of New York Mellon, 3.3160 acre, $125,000. 2562 Presley Lane, John & Barbara Wolf to Mike & Connie Rigney, 0.5180 acre, $40,000. 6307 Roudebush Road, David & Deborah Bauer to HSBC Bank NA, as trustee, 6.0000 acre, $96,667.

BUILDING PERMITS RESIDENTIAL

Crockett Home Improvement, Milford, addition, 6711 Susan Drive, Goshen Township, $6,000; alter, 2538 Allegro Lane, $9,000; alter, 6220 Tanglewood, Miami Township, $20,000. Ryan Homes, West Chester, new, 5639 Wittmer Meadows, Miami Township, $151,000.

Jessica Yontz, Milford, garage, 1201 Eagle Ridge, Miami Township, $12,000. Warren Walker, Newtonsville, miscellaneous work, 3771 Fomorin Road, Jackson Township. Craftsman Electric Inc., Cincinnati, alter, 1713 Cottontail, Miami Township. Barker Electric, Batavia, alter, 6145 Belfast Road, Stonelick

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MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Kristina Sicurella, 26, 510 Front St., drug possession, March 11. Juvenile, 15, domestic violence, March 12. Juvenile, 14, burglary, theft, March 16. Todd A. Pinkerton, 44, 5603 Trenton Court, drug possession, paraphernalia, March 14. Juvenile, 16, drug paraphernalia, March 14. Graham Gardner, 19, 11288 Lincolnshire, drug possession, March 15. Jamie Robinson, 19, 1380 Key Ridge, drug possession, March 15. Justin T. Goubeaux, 42, 1781 Parker, open container, March 15. William C. Johnson, 44, 5971 Pettit Drive, disorderly conduct, March 16. Craig W. Rohlfs, 32, 6330 Miami Court, domestic violence, March 17. Tiffany Davis, 23, 3079 Schaller Road, assault, domestic violence, March 17. Christopher Savicki, 30, 5712 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, assault x2, March 17. Alexis Davis, 18, 3079 Schaller Road, assault, domestic violence, underage consumption, March 17. Anthony Davis, 31, 6345 Ashford Drive, domestic violence x3, March 17.

Incidents/investigations Assault Juvenile was assaulted at 5417 N. Timbercreek, March 16. Breaking and entering Entry made into firefighter training facility at Live Oaks at Buckwheat Road, March 16. Burglary 1990 Rolls Royce taken; $18,000 at 5520 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, March 13. Criminal damage Freon line cut in AC unit at 1188 Ohio 131, March 12. Paintballs shot at garage at 6043 Delfair Lane, March 17. Domestic violence At Ohio 28, March 12. At Miami Court, March 17.

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Journal North/Milford-Miami Advertiser publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department, call: » Miami Township, Chief Steven Bailey, 248-3721 » Goshen Township, Chief Ray Snyder, 722-3200 » Milford, Chief Jamey Mills, 248-5084 » Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, 732-7500 Pandering obscenities Obscene pictures posted on Facebook reported at 5500 Timber Court, March 12. Theft Laptop, CD player, etc. taken from residence; $640 at 969 Ohio 28 No. 91, March 12. Money lost in Craig’s List scam; $1,700 at 6014 Ring Lane, March 12. Diamond bracelet taken; $6,700 at 711 Deer Trail Court, March 13. Coils taken from two AC units at MRP Inc., $3,000 at Sugarcamp Road, March 15. 1999 BMW taken at 1210 Eagle Ridge, March 16. Merchandise taken at Meijer; $83 at Ohio 28, March 16. Laptop computer taken at Live Oaks; $600 at Buckwheat Road, March 18. Coins taken from vehicle; $2 at 1336 Prayview, March 18. Wallet taken; $200 cash at 1301 Commons Drive, March 18.

MILFORD Arrests/citations Ashley Scott, 27, Oakbrook Place, contempt of court, March 19. Kyle Shaw, 21, 4267 McKeever Pike, warrant, March 19. Jason Dillingham, 39, 6795 Goshen Road, contempt of court, March 20. Cortney A. Reid, 26, 5009 Linden Ave., recited, March 20. Michael D. Gardner, 31, 1820 Oakbrook Place, marijuana possession, drug instruments, March 21.

Joshua Weisbrodt, 30, 4206 Christopher Court, drug abuse, March 21. Hallie Ubrey, 46, 947 Ohio 28, warrant, March 21. Brandon J. Browing, 23, 231 W. Main St., contempt of court, March 21. Evan R. Decker, 25, 70 Concord Woods, domestic violence, March 23. Keon P. Zafr, 18, 5838 Shady Mist, contempt of court, March 23. Williamson Robinson, 60, 800 Lila Ave. No. 7, disorderly conduct, March 24. Robert J. Reese, 43, 225 Water St., disorderly conduct, March 24. Brandon Davis, 26, 1831 Swings Corner, disorderly conduct, contempt of court, March 24. Kortney Thomas, 21, 6648 Rose Lane, contempt of court, March 24.

Incidents/investigations Assault Two females reported fighting at 2051 Oakbrook, March 18. Two females fighting in hallway at 1930 Oakbrook, March 19. Fighting reported at 923 Mohawk, March 22. Criminal damage Window damaged at 218 Water St., March 23. Disorderly conduct Fight reported at Milford Inn at 227 Main, March 22. Disturbance Females reported fighting at Bocca Billiards at 749 Ohio 28,

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DEATHS Floyd Begley Jr. Floyd Begley Jr., 67, Goshen, died March 22. He was a machinist with General Tool and Die. He was an Air Force veteran. Survived by wife Reona “Kay” Begley; children Christi (Brian) Vann, Robert (Annemarie), Mary Begley; grandchildren Dustin, Johnny, Daniel, Joey, Nathan, Claire; great-grandchildren Annabel, Zeppelin; siblings Mike Begley Begley, Elizabeth Anderson. Preceded in death by parents Floyd Sr., Stella Begley, brother George Begley. Services were March 27 at Morrow Cemetery. Arrangements by Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693.

Wanda Bradford Wanda Fay Bradford, 73, died March 24. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Claudia Wall, Renee Caldwell-Goecke, Larry Bailey; grandchildren Russ,

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Robert Christman Robert Lynn Christman, 80, Goshen, died March 14. He was a shear operator for Kirk and Blum. He was an Army veteran of Korea. Survived by wife Betty Christman; children Darla (Steven) Hall-Montomery, Edward Christman; grandchildren Marshall, Mallory Hall, Haley, Jacob Christman; siblings Mary Purdy, Richard Christman. His brother, William Christman, died March 24. Preceded in death by siblings Ina Binkley, James Christman. Services were March 19 at Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati,

LEGAL NOTICE CLERMONT COUNTY WATER RESOURCES DEPARTMENT PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to requirements of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Clermont County Water Resources Department has completed its Annual Report of Sanitary Sewer System Overflows for calendar year 2012. The Annual Report is available for review by interested parties at the Clermont County Water Resources Wastewater Division at 4400 Haskell Lane, Batavia, Ohio 45103, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). Phone: 513-732-7970 1001752883

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William Christman William Roger Christman, 72, Goshen, died March 24. He worked in quality control. He was a veteran. Survived by wife Charlotte Christman; children Jeffrey (Tonya), Craig (Lauren) Christman, Amy (Ron) Healey; grandchildren Grant, Cole, Aaron, EmerWilliam son Christman, Christman Joshua, Sarah, Mikaela Healey; siblings Mary Purdy, Richard Christman. Preceded in death by parents Lynn, Ethel Christman, siblings Ina Binkley, James, Robert Christman. Services were March 28 at New Hope Baptist Church. Arrangements by Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263 or New Hope Baptist

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Susan Dirks Susan Lee Dirks, 65, Pierce Township, died March 15. She was a certified public accountant. Survived by husband Richard Dirks; daughter Stefanie Dirks; sister Patricia Heinecke Bodoh; two nieces and two nephews. Preceded in death by brother Steven Heinecke. Services were March 19 at Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to: Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Cincinnati Chapter, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Ruth Dunham Ruth L. Dunham, 82, died March 20. She was a bus driver. Survived by daughters Gayle Bodie, Shari (Jeff) Rousey, Jodie Dunham; grandchildren Ashlee, Joshua Rousey. Preceded in death by daughter Denorah Bodie, parents Ignatius, Viola Schmidt, former husband George “Tom” Dunham. Arrangements by Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263.

Marjorie Hall Marjorie Elma Hall, 81, Miami Township, died March 24. Survived by husband Richard Hall; children Jeff (Nancy) Hall, Colleen (Paul) Schulz; grandchildren Andrew, Cassidy, Brian Hall, Kelli, Rebecca Schulz; sisters Mamie Long, Neva Hughes, Alfreda Moser, “honorary sister” Kathryn Petrey. Services were March 29 at

Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 101 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland, OH 45140.

Elizabeth Jasper Elizabeth Maria Jasper, 38, died March 16. She was a registered nurse at Jewish Hospital. Survived by husband Jim Jasper; children Emma, Jimmy Jasper; parents George, Patricia Nagel; sisters Michelle Hammersmith, Kim Imwalle; grandmother Frances Nieporte; 16 nieces and nephews. Services were March 21 at St. Louis Church. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to the Elizabeth Jasper Children’s Education Fund in care of Fifth Third Bank.

Catherine Moorman Catherine M. Moorman, 96, Milford, died March 21. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Christine (George) Nunner, Patricia (Ronald) Rulon, Charles (Barbara) Moorman, Jeanne Bryson, Vivian (Jay) Pfankuch; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Services were March 25 at St. Andrew. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to St. Andrew Church.

Mary Quallen Mary C. Quallen, 91, Owensville, died March 25. She was a bank teller. Survived by children Kathy (Jeff) Plummer, Bill, John (Debbie) Quallen; granddaughters Christy (Jason) Brooks, Candace Lemke; great-grandchildren Rachel, Derek, Malachi, Shyanne, Trinity, Lana; sister

Helen Gaul. Preceded in death by husband Harry Quallen, brother Louis Rapp. Services were March 27 at Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Louis Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 85, Owensville, OH 45160.

Charles Ruffner Charles Marion Ruffner, 89, Goshen, died March 20. He was a carpenter. He was a veteran. Survived by daughters Ruth Stokes, Jean Cox; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three great-greatgrandchildren; Ruffner many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife Betty Ruffner, parents Howard, Lula Ruffner, brothers Joe, Ed Ruffner. Services were March 20 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home.

Jo Valz Jorene M. “Jo” Valz, 83, Milford, died March 21. Survived by husband Jack Valz; children Michael (Pamela) ,Thomas (Lynn), Charles (Bonnie), Ernest (Lauren) Valz, Victoria (John) Kundrat; grandchildren Adam, Mary, Anne, Michael, Phillip, Megan, David, Daniel; great-grandchildren Elliot, Jackson. Preceded in death by granddaughter Amber. Services were March 25 at Craver-Riggs Funeral Home. Memorials to: Shriners Hospital, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229.

RELIGION The Athenaeum of Ohio

The Athenaeum Chorale will present Eastertide Vespers at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 7, in the Chapel of St. Gregory the Great on the Athenaeum campus, 6616 Beechmont Ave. The Rev. Rob Jack, instructor of systematic theology at The Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary's Seminary of the West, will preside. Festival Easter Music will be sung by the chorale and the Mount St. Mary’s Seminary Schola with brass ensemble, tympani and organ.

Loveland Presbyterian Church

The Mothers and Others Banquet is at 5 p.m. May 11 in Nisbet Hall. Tano’s will supply the dinner for the evening and local entertainment will be provided. Tickets will be sold for $9 for individuals, or $64 for a table of eight. Tickets must be purchased by May 5. To be a hostess for a table or to buy tickets, call the church office. Worship times are Sunday School 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m., Fellowship 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., worship 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.. Sunday School for all ages. Youth Group for grades seven to 12 meets monthly and conducts fundraisers for their activities. The church is at 360 Robin,

Loveland; 683-2525; lovelandpresbyterian@gmail.com; http://bit.ly/10Kt65D.

Loveland United Methodist Church

At 9 a.m. Sundays, the church offers Classic Tradition, a traditional worship experience where persons can connect to God through a Biblically-based message, times of prayer and beautiful choral music. At 10:30 a.m. Sundays is Engage, a “contemporary praise and worship experience” leading persons into God’s presence through powerful and uplifting music, a relevant message based on God’s Word, and the joyful welcoming of the Holy Spirit. To find out about all of the ministry offerings at Loveland UMC, visit the church website, follow on Facebook, or call Pat Blankenship, director of ministry operations, at 683-1738. Explore small groups, Bible studies, children’s ministry, youth ministry, adults ministry, senior’s ministry and “Hands On / Off Campus” mission/outreach opportunities. The church also offers opportunities to connect in various worship arts ministries such as music, drama, video, sound and visuals. The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-1738;http://bit.ly/11z9gKY.

River Hills Christian Church

A Divorce and Grief Recovery Workshop will be offered from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 9 through May 28, at the church. Residents living in Clermont, Hamilton and surrounding counties are invited to attend this eight-week program is designed to help handle the problems and adjustments in being a single person in a married world. Babysitting services are available. The church is at 6300 Price Road in Miami Township; 6777600.

Williams Corner Church of God

The annual Spring Fling Craft Show fundraiser will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6. Crafters and vendors will include Longaberger, Thirty-one, Tupperware, Pampered Chef, Scentsy, Mary Kay, Tastefully Simple, Jamberry Nails, Creations by Cindy, Birdman Bird Houses, Gourmet Cupboard, Primitives, Premier Jewelry, Grace Adele Purses, Speedy PC Sales, Repairs, Homemade Heat Packs, South Hills Design, Cardinal Creations, WCCG Cupcakes for a Cause, WCCG Corner Café and WCCG Ladies Gift Baskets. The church is at 6162 Ohio 132, Goshen; 519-7159.

POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B7 March 23. Domestic dispute At Chateau Place, March 21. Domestic violence At Concord Woods, March 23. Theft PC unit (scanner) taken at Kroger, item later found at 824 Main St., March 19. Merchandise taken from Walmart at 201 Chamber Drive, March 20.

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Adam Roysdon, 26, 1285 Pebbble Brook No. 6, burglary x4. Karla Crawford, 30, 1985 Pebble Brook No. 6, burglary x4.

Incidents/investigations Assault, trespassing At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 125E, March 10. Burglary At 1401 Gibson Road, March 8. At 1405 Gibson Road, March 9. Criminal trespass At 1532 Meadowbrook, March 14.

Disorder At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 240L, March 13. At 6707 Goshen Road, March 14. At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 24, March 14. At 1000 block of Country Lake, March 10. Dispute At 6308 Belfast Road, March 13. Domestic violence At Sandwood, March 14. Domestic violence At Clark Drive, March 2. At Cedarville Road, March 3. At Ohio 28 No. 24, March 4. At Rolling Knoll, March 7. Identity fraud At 1550 Buckboard Lane, March 4. At 409 Catrina Court, March 4. At 6857 Clubside Drive, March 12. Littering At Hill Station Road, March 8. Theft At 6433 Smith Road, March 4. At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 406AA, March 8. At 6725 Dick Flynn Blvd., March 12. At 201 Lakeshore Court, March 13.

CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests/citations Juvenile, 15, breaking and entering, Marathon, March 22. Ryan Tyler Davidson, 18, 3894 Jefferson Lane, Amelia, breaking and entering at 3806 Hwy. 50, Marathon, March 22. Juvenile, 15, breaking and entering, Marathon, March 22. Juvenile, 15, complicity, Marathon, March 22. Christopher Wayne Baker, 26, 401 Edgecombe Road, Milford, theft at 4430 Ohio 222, Batavia, March 20. Dora Psiakis, 39, 2817 Ohio 73, Hillsboro, improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle at U.S.50/Locust St., Batavia, March 21. Austin Marshall Holtzclaw, 21, 5437 Bailey Drive, Milford, forgery, theft at 3736 Number Nine Road, Goshen, March 13. Tyler Mann, 19, 13 Oak View, Milford, possession of drugs at 1335 Ohio 32, Batavia, March 15.


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