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Historical society wants to name airport for Voll By Roxanna Swift

GOSHEN TWP. — Two members of the Goshen Historical Society are working together to get the name of the Clermont County Airport changed. Society members Jim Poe and Rick Rhoades hope to rename the airport in honor the late Army Air Forces fighter pilot Col. John Voll. “He’s a local icon who did really well in the Air Force,” Poe said. Voll and his three siblings grew up in Goshen in the foster care of the Irwin family, said so-

ciety member Rick Rhoades. He graduated from Goshen High School before joining the Army Air Force to fight in World War II. Hausermann “He was an excellent student and an outstanding athlete,” Rhoades said. Voll was among three percent of 60,000 U.S. Army fighter pilots to become a flying ace, he said. Airmen must have five confirmed planes down to be a flying ace. Voll was one of the most suc-

cessful fighter pilots from Ohio, with 21air kills in a seven-month period, Rhoades said. In his final World War II battle, Voll took on Poe 13 planes entirely by himself and put eight out of service, he said. After the war, Voll returned to Goshen and taught in the school district for two years, before re-entering the military during the Korean War, Poe said. Voll served in the Korean and Vietnam wars and retired from

the military in 1974 as a highly decorated colonel, Rhoades said. Poe and Rhoades will make their proposal Tuesday, April 23, during the township trustees’ regular meeting, said Trustee Bob Hausermann. “I would be highly in favor of (it),” he said. “I think it’d be a great honor for Goshen Township.” If approved by trustees, the recommendation will go before the county commissioners, Hausermann said. He has discussed the proposal with commissioners, who seemed receptive to it, he said.

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CNE FFA members to receive state degree By Roxanna Swift

ing and acting can be difficult. “Getting the music down is one thing, but trying to incorporate choreography is really hard sometimes,” she said. “It does take a lot of focus.” Because of the modern, identifiable characters and the upbeat music that “everyone knows,” she expects the musical to draw a big crowd. While many people who have seen the movie will recognize the music, there are some differences that set the musical apart, Thompson said. “It has songs that I remember from when I was in high school,” she said. “It still has

STONELICK TWP. — Two Clermont Northeastern High School students will receive their State FFA Degrees Friday, May 3. Junior Erica Switzer and senior William Werring will receive their degrees during the State FFA Convention, said CNE chapter adviser Dave Jelley. The degree is the highest that can be achieved at the state level. “It shows that even though we come from a very small school, we can rise above and compete with bigger schools,” Switzer said. To achieve the award, students must have received their Greenhand and Chapter FFA Degrees, he said. The Greenhand is awarded to first-year members, and the Chapter degree is given to a chapter’s top members. Students also must compete in at least five activities above the chapter level, participate in a Supervised Agricultural Experience and a Career Development Events, perform community service and maintain an average GPA of 2.0 or higher. “It’s a well-rounded individual who would (achieve) those things,” Jelley said. For his Supervised Agricultural Experience, Werring raised market hogs to show and sell at the county fair. The most rewarding part of the experience was when he received checks for selling the hogs, he said. He also judged soil and livestock in competitions at the county, district and state levels.

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Students get ‘Footloose’ at CNE By Roxanna Swift

STONELICK TWP. — Drama students at Clermont Northeastern High School are taking on the challenge of professional choreography for an upcoming production of “Footloose.” Based on the 1984 movie of the same name, “Footloose” is a musical about Ren McCormack, a teenage boy who moves from Chicago to a small town in Texas called Bomont, where dancing is banned. “He (Ren) is kind of an outsider,” said senior Jacob Newberry, who plays the character. “He’s kind of looked down upon by the locals.”

Ren leads the teens in the town in fighting the adults who want to keep the ban in place, Newberry said. Director Chris Moore and assistant director Dee Thompson usually do their own choreography, but for a show with such an emphasis on dancing, they thought it would be best to hire a professional, Moore said. “Even the kids have been surprised by what they can do,” Thompson said. “They’re doing jumps and complicated moves they never thought they could do.” For students new to CNE’s drama department, like freshman Jake Walters, the choreography is just one of the chal-

lenges of being in the musical. The production is Walters’ first experience in acting, he said. He plays Bickle, who helps Ren with his campaign to remove the dancing ban. “I’m all new to this,” he said. “I’ve learned a lot about singing, dancing and acting.” Although he struggled at first with the choreography, the dance rehearsals are one of his favorite things about the production, he said. “I really like the dance rehearsals,” he said. “It’s hard to do, but I’m just glad I can learn new things from it.” Senior Amanda Brock, who plays Ren’s love interest, Ariel Moore, said singing while danc-



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Werring said meeting all the requirements for the state degree was “kind of hard, but really rewarding.” His father, who received the degree as a teen, helped give him the guidance and the drive to do the same. “It shows that I worked hard,” Werring said. “Not everybody gets a state degree. I’m one of maybe a handful of kids from CNE who has gotten it.” Like Werring, Switzer

has judged soil and livestock in district and state competitions. She also participated in Ag Day at CNE Elementary School, during which FFA members taught younger students about FFA and how to care for and show animals. For her Supervised Agricultural Experience, Switzer raises and shows market chickens, meat turkeys and meat ducks. Switzer and Werring are “both hard-working students” with strong leadership skills, Jelley said.


To celebrate FFA Week, the CNE FFA Chapter had a Tractor Day promotion at the high school March 22. Members were encouraged to drive their tractors into school to exhibit. They answered questions about the tractors, which included a John Deere and Case/International with well over a 100 horsepower. From left are CNE FFA members Cody Haddix, Katlyn Crooker and Jacob Nause. THANKS TO DAVID JELLEY

Goshen Twp. fifth-grader prepares for Alaska trip By Wesley Ryan Grace

Goshen Elementary fifth-grader Colton Rich is boldly going where none of his classmates have gone before. He’s been selected as one of 40 children in the Cincinnati region to embark on the People-to-People program, an 11-day trip to Alaska – Anchorage, Denali and the Kenai Peninsula. But he is no stranger to overcoming obstacles and achieving feats with willpower. Born about three months early, Rich’s parents, Teresa and Jeff, spent the first two-and-ahalf months of his life waiting, wondering, hoping their son would live to see the next day. “He’s overcome so much in his life,” Jeff, said. “Part of his prematurity, too, was that he was born with one leg about an inch shorter than the other.” After corrective surgery, he spent eight months in a halo, then a cast, now a brace. Colton shrugs it off, re-


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cently playing baseball and soccer. “I’m really active,” Colton said. “Maybe that’s one of the reasons they chose me. I got into Boy Scouts not long ago. I’m doing fifth-grade band this year, too.” During his trip, Colton will hiking glaciers and panning for gold. His bigpast couple years have included “Beauty and the Beast” and “Seussical the Musical,” he said. “In ‘Footloose,’ they’re playing high school characters,” he said. “It can be more uncomfortable because it’s (about) things they can relate to.” While relating to the problems might be uncomfortable or concerning, people should not worry, Brock said. “People who know ‘Footloose’ may think of it as a risky play, but we do a clean version of the show,” she said. Performances are Thursday, April 18, and Friday, April 19, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 20, at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Krueger Auditorium at UC Clermont, 4200 Clermont College Drive. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. To purchase tickets, call Susan Putnam at 625-1211, ext. 439, or visit Advance ticket orders must be placed by Tuesday, April 16.

gest anticipation, though, is the trip there. “The thing I’m most excited about is flying,” he said. “I’ve never flown anywhere before. A thousand miles from home – never been that far before – I’m really excited, but at the same time I’m really nervous.” Teresa is not surprised


Goshen High School Principal Nick Inabnitt March 11 presents senior Austin Jackson with a Distinguished Service Award for participating in a school board meeting. Jackson, who led school board members in the Pledge of Allegiance, holds a 3.7 GPA and is an "inspirational young man," Inabnitt said. ROXANNA SWIFT/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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BRIEFLY Electric aggregation

During the Milford City Council meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, there will be an information session to discuss the process of electric aggregation. Milford is evaluating public interest in possibly initiating the first of many steps that would be involved. A public information officer from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio will be on hand to discuss the numerous steps involved in the process, discuss different options and answer questions. Residents are invited to attend the meeting to learn more. Public input is encouraged before a potential decision is made by city council. The state laws surrounding utility provider aggregation are complex and the city administration wants to perform due diligence prior to committing to an electricity broker or bringing the vote before the community.

Skyline Night

The Goshen Music Boosters will host a Skyline Night fundraiser to benefit the family of booster board member Stephanie Vaughn, who died unexpectedly Friday, March 29. The fundraiser will be at Skyline Chili, 1877 Ohio 28, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 11. Diners are requested to bring a non-perishable food item to donate.

Advertising study

The Ohio State University is recruiting participants for an advertising study. The study will take about 60 to 75 minutes and involves sitting at a computer to view ads. After looking at the advertisements, participants will be asked to answer questions about the products they just viewed. To thank you for your time, you will receive a $50 gift card at completion. To participate in this project, you must be at least 21 years old and live in Clermont County. If interested, Bonnie Boyer at 513-340-5377. A research assistant will ask you a set of questions. Because a variety of participants are needed, responses will determine if you are eligible or not. If eligible, a research assistant will schedule an appointment at the OSU Extension Office in Owensville.


Each Friday in April, Inner City Youth Opportunities, in collaboration with Bob Evans Community Fundraiser, will receive 15 percent of Bob Evans’ sales in Milford when a fundraiser flyer is presented. Visit to download the flyer. Inner City Youth Opportunity is a nonprofit 501(C)3 serving inner-city children in Cincinnati. In its 20th year of operation, ICYO’s mission is to teach practical life skills to develop responsible, educated and caring youth. ICYO helps struggling students be successful through after-school homework assistance and tutoring, year-round educational field trips, summer tennis camp, sponsored events and introduction to container gardening and photography on field trips. For more information,

call 731-7312.

History display

During April, the Clermont County Historical Society will have a display at the Owensville Library. The display features the clay pipe factory that once stood on the banks of Indian Creek at Point Pleasant. The collection of pipes were donated to the society by Monte Melvin, whose father excavated more than 1,000 pipes and assorted equipment from the banks of the creek. The display will rotate between the county libraries during 2013 as follows: April in Owensville; May in New Richmond; June in Batavia; July in Williamsburg; August in Bethel; September in Amelia; October in Milford; and November in Union Township. The display is open to the public free of charge during the regular hours of the libraries.

History meeting

The Clermont County Historical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, in Room 105, McDonough Hall, Clermont College, 4200 Clermont College Drive in Batavia. The featured speaker will be Greg Roberts of the New Richmond Historical Society. He will give a pictorial presentation of the visit of President Harding at the 100th anniversary celebration of President Grant’s birthday. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Juvenile court

The Clermont County commissioners voted recently to extend contracts with both Brown and Adams counties to provide space for juvenile offenders from those counties in the Clermont juvenile detention center. Clermont County guarantees two available beds for each county at the rate of $95 per day per detainee. If additional beds are needed and available, the rate increases to $101 per day. Both contract extensions run through March 1, 2014. “This is a testament to our juvenile division,” said Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud.

Shred day

MILFORD — Residents and businesses are invited to take part in a community shred day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 27, at the city building, 745 Center St. Documents containing personal information will be accepted for shredding. Residents and business representatives may bring up to five boxes of documents. The service is free to all residents and businesses in the area. For more information, contact the solid waste and reycling coordinator at 248-5092.

Vietnam veterans

The Vietnam Veterans of America, Clermont County Chapter 649, will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at the Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road. The annual election of officers and directors will be held at this meeting. Featured speaker will be Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud. All veterans, all wars, are welcome.

Nature center

Cincinnati Nature Center will host a fund-raising even at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. All money raised will go towards supporting CNC’s community outreach initiatives helping children connect with the natural world. This year’s event, hosted by Lynne Miller and Steve King, consists of dinner and cocktails, a silent auction, and a live auction and a kayak raffle donated by Roads Rivers and Trails in Milford. The live auction will feature an original John Ruthven sketch created during the event and a vacation package to Sanibel Island, Florida. Channel 12 newscaster Bob Herzog will serve as auctioneer. A citywide student art contest was conducted to select artwork that best depicts the theme of the event and Riley Scott’s submission titled “Nature Magnified” was chosen. Scott is a freshman at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy and lives in Milford. Ticket prices begin at $125 per person and are available for purchase online at For more information or to donate an item for auction, call Marissa Tucker at 831-1711, ext. 128.

Rotary auction

Batavia Rotary members will celebrate the club’s 75th anniversary with a charity auction from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday, April 13, at the old Owensville School in Owensville, at the junction of Ohio 132 and Ohio 276. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Many items including paintings by John Ruthven, a weekend at a Lake Cumberland resort, Steamboat Springs Colorado vacation, Cincinnati Reds tickets, a free patio design by TowneScapes, numerous gift baskets, and much more will be available. One-hundred percent of proceeds support scholarships for Batavia and Clermont Northeastern students. Auctioneer services will be donated by Joel T. Wilson, David P. Lewis and George R. Brown. For more information or to donate an item, which is tax deductible, call Wilson at 732-6300 or George Brown at 218-3157.

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Goshen music boosters will host a Skyline Night fundraiser to benefit the family of booster board member Stephanie Vaughn, who died unexpectedly Friday, March 29. The fundraiser will be at Skyline Chili, 1877 Ohio 28, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 11. Diners are requested to bring a non-perishable food item to donate.

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Supper club fire

The Beverly Hills Supper Club fire is a tragedy many haven’t forgotten. The night of May 28, 1977, the Northern Kentucky nightclub caught fire and was quickly engulfed in flames. In the end, 165 people were killed and more than 200 people were hurt. It sparked questions that have continued to burn for more than three decades – it seems no one has been able to fully extinguish the mystery. Tom Zaniello, Northern Kentucky University’s former Honors Director, has researched the subject by diving deep into its history. While teaching at NKU, Zaniello hosted numerous guest speakers including eyewitnesses, first-responders and other experts regarding the fire and the legal matters that followed. Clermont County Public Library will welcome Zaniello for a program that examines the fire, the events surrounding it, possible causes and the legal debates that keep the case alive. The program is set for 6 p.m. Monday, April 22, at Clermont County Public Library’s Union Township Branch, 4450 Glen EsteWithamsville Road. The program is for ages 12 and up. Guests are asked to pre-register by calling the branch at 513-528-1744 or visiting

ment at 576-2208 or email Lois Leavens, MHS community swim coordinator, at Registration is required and can be completed at the pool upon arrival to swim.

Zoning alternate

The Stonelick Township Zoning Commission is looking for township residents interested in serving as an alternate. The commission is responsible for making zoning recommendations to the trustees. All meetings are open to the public. The meetings are at 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month in the Stonelick Township Hall, 457 S. Broadway St. in Owensville. Those interested should send a letter of interest to Stonelick Township, P.O. Box 37, Owensville, Ohio 45160, call 513732-3299, or email:

Library concert

When Clermont County Public Library opens its doors for a free concert, there won’t be any requests to quiet down from the librarians. In fact, staff and patrons will be cheering on local band, The Tillers. Many consider the band, The Tillers, one of Cincinnati’s favorite folk/ Americana acts. The group is loved by people of all ages. The members are described as colorful musicians with an unforgettable mix of folk, bluegrass, jazz, punk and rock. The Tillers have been playing together since 2007 and tour across the county.

The concert is set for 7 p.m. Friday, April 12, at Clermont County Public Library’s Union Township Branch, located at 4450 Glen Este-Withamsville Road. The branch will close at its regular time Friday at 5 p.m. and then reopen at 6:30 p.m. Seating is first come, first serve. For more information, call the branch at 5281744.

Opioid summit

A free community Opiate Summit is set for 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 12, at UC Clermont. Register online at This one-day event is designed to bring community members together to gain knowledge regarding the hidden cost of opioid abuse in Clermont County, to learn about current drug trends and terminology from “Operation:Street Smart,” to build inter-disciplinary partnerships to address the challenges of opioid abuse. Parents and concerned citizens along with professionals from law enforcement, medicine, education and government are encouraged to attend. The event is sponsored by UC Clermont, Coalition for a Drug-Free Clermont County, Clermont County Mental Health & Recovery Board, UC Clermont College of Nursing, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office and STAND (Start Talking About a New Direction) for your community.

Swim sessions

Milford Exempted Village School District is again opening the high school pool to the community for open swim sessions. The spring session will begin Tuesday, April 9. Open swim will be every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. until Thursday, May 30. For more information, call the Milford High School Athletic Depart-

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Shred Day 2013

Clermont County Records Center and Cintas Document Management will sponsor a free Shred Day 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May18, in the Department of Jobs and Family Services parking lot, 2400 Clermont Center Drive in Batavia. Staples, paper clips and rubber bands are OK to leave on documents, but no three-ring binders are permitted. Documents that should be


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Humphrey delivers message on Capitol Hill Clermont County Commissioner Ed Humphrey conveyed a strong message to Capitol Hill concerning Why Counties Matter during the National Association of Counties’ (NACo) 2013 Legislative Conference earlier this month in Washington, D.C. With talk of fiscal cliffs and sequestration cuts dominating the headlines, more than1,500 county officials from across the country gathered in the nation’s capital to demonstrate to Congress and federal officials that the nation’s 3,069 county governments provide the essential building blocks to create healthy, vibrant and safe communities. This includes supporting and maintaining key public infrastructure, transportation and economic development assets; creating and sustaining a skilled workforce to meet the needs of private industry; ensuring public health and public safety needs to protect the public; and implementing a broad portfolio of federal, state and local programs in a cost-effective and accountable manner. “Our message to Washington was to stop making it more difficult for county government to provide for our communities, work with us - not against us,” Humphrey said. “They needed to hear us say that despite slowrecovering economy and the revenue challenges affecting all levels of government, counties are mandated by state constitution and federal law to provide essential services, and we do every day.”

Humphrey will represent NACo this year by serving on the Telecommunications and Technology Steering Committee and the Essential Humphrey County Technology Sub Committee, as well as, participating in a one-day NACO Technology Summit. During the conference, NACo leadership and members met with dozens key Congressional and House and Senate committee offices on to deliver the Why Counties Matter message in person and offer to work collaboratively with their federal partners to meet the needs of the American people. Important federal issues affecting counties and communities discussed included: Preserving the tax-exempt status of municipal bonds, replacing the sequestration - or across-the-board budget cuts and protecting the federal-state-local partnership for Medicaid. NACo President Chris Rodgers, commissioner from Douglas County, Nebraska, said counties are important because the programs and services provided by counties touch the lives of virtually every American. “If you vote, drive to work, take the bus, get a flu shot, visit the library, go to the hospital, eat at a restaurant, play in the park, recycle, or call 911– you are interacting with your county government,” Rodgers said.


Ohio Gov. John Kasich has appointed former Ohio Senate President Tom Niehaus to serve as a member of the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority (OAQDA). Niehaus’ term began March 15 and will end June 30, 2013. His appointment fills the unexpired term of Columbus attorney Clifford R. Cloud, who retired Dec. 31. Niehaus served two terms in the Ohio House of Representatives, from 2001 to 2004, and then served two terms as a state senator, from 2005 to 2012. He was President of the Senate for the 129th General Assembly, from 2011 to 2012. As President, Niehaus negotiated and secured passage of Senate Bill 315, landmark energy legislation that established a stringent regulatory framework for natural gas exploration in deep shale formations. Previously, Niehaus worked for 25 years in the newspaper and communications industries, spending 20 of those years in management positions. “Tom Niehaus is an ideal selection to join OAQDA. In addition to the landmark energy legislation he helped forge, Senator Niehaus chaired the Environment and Natural Resources Committee and also served on the Environmental Education Advisory Council for years. He ‘walks in the door’ with significant experience in the areas where OAQDA’s responsibilities lie,” said Michael H. Keenan, OAQDA chair. “It will be a privilege to put my experience in the public and private sectors to work for the people of Ohio in this

new undertaking. Protecting our environment while also exploring new opportunities to make our state and nation more energy-independent are policy areas I truly care about. I am honored to join a state agency dedicated to those pursuits,” Niehaus said. The Ohio Air Quality Development Authority is a nonregulatory government agency created to help Ohio businesses comply with clean air regulations.

Applications available for fellowship

State Rep. John Becker (R-65th District) said the Ohio Legislative Service Commission is accepting applications for its 13-month Legislative and Telecommunications Fellowship Program. The commission, which works closely with the legislative caucuses of the Ohio General Assembly, will hire 20-plus fellows to work with members and staff at the Ohio House of Representatives and Ohio Senate during 2014. Legislative fellow duties include assisting with constituent work and communications, doing legislative research, attending meetings and performing administrative duties. Telecommunications fellows assist in televising House and Senate proceedings and preparing educational video productions about the General Assembly and the legislative process. The program is open to graduates of all major fields of study who have a genuine interest in learning about state government, and no political experience is required. All applicants must have graduated from a four-year college degree program by the December start date.

Those holding graduate or professional degrees are also encouraged to apply. The fellowships are fulltime, paid positions with eligibility for benefits applicable to other state employees. Application materials must be postmarked by April 1, 2013, to be considered for the program. The application deadline for the two telecommunications positions is May 31, 2013. For more information or for an application and instructions, contact the fellowship coordinator at the Ohio Legislative Service Commission by calling (614) 466-3615 or visit

Uecker named to the Clermont County Transportation District board

Ohio Senate President Keith Farber (R-Celina) has named State Senator Joe Uecker (R-14th District) as a non-voting member of the Clermont County Transportation District. Uecker has been a member of the TID board of advisers for the past eight years. “The Clermont County TID has been one of the most successful in the state in terms of response to economic development,” said Uecker. “I’m looking forward to continuing my role in their great work.” According to the CCTID, the mission of this initiative is to foster increased collaboration with local partner jurisdictions and other county, regional, state and federal agencies to implement a regional approach to transportation improvements in support of economic development in the county.


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Pilots trade jet cockpit for own Kona Ice truck By Chuck Gibson

Interested in wildlife of all kinds, Samantha Conrad chose Jane Goodall as the person she wanted to learn more about for her biography project. Conrad dressed like a research scientist doing work in the field when she shared the life story of Goodall with family and friends. Samantha is in Barbara Nelson’s third-grade class. MARY PAT HARRIS/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

McCormick’s second-grade classes read a biography and wrote about the life of the person they researched. They had the opportunity to dress like their famous person. Families were invited to school to hear presentations from the children in the class. This is Kristen Gibson’s second-grade class. MARY PAT HARRIS/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Randy Coultas and Rick Persichetti each earned the rank of captain during nearly 20 years piloting commercial jets for Comair Regional Airline. More than a year ago, the two launched a new journey as captains in the flavored ice industry. “We go back a long way,” Coultas said. “I used to instruct at a flight school where Rick came to learn to fly.” It was around 1990 when Persichetti said the two started their flying careers together. They met at Texas American Flight Academy in McKinney, Texas, while Coultas was a flight instructor there. After that, their careers followed a similar flight plan. Coultas of Union Township landed his “dream job” flying for Comair in 1994. Persichetti of Amelia followed him into the Comair cockpit a year later. Those were the halcyon days for Comair; growing one of the most successful regional airlines in the history of the flight industry. They were getting brand new airplanes every month. For Persichetti and Coultas, it was like driving a new car. “It was good,” Persichetti said. “It was right when they started getting jets. We started on turbo props. There for a while, they were getting one jet a

“Kona Guys” Rick Persechetti and Randy Coultas with their Kona Ice truck. CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

month.” At the time the retail cost for a jet was $20 million and Comair was Bombardier’s biggest customer. “Exciting times,” is how Coultas described it. “They treated us well. Sometimes we got to go pick up a new airplane from the factory.” Anyone who listens to their story about flying for Comair knows they loved flying; loved being a part of those booming days. Delta bought Comair, there was a pilot strike and then Sept. 11 came. The rules of flying changed forever. Locked in the cockpit (new security rules) and no longer able to share the joy of flying with happy passengers, both began looking at other options. “We both saw the writing on the wall,” said Coultas. “Rick was looking at franchises.” Neither wanted to start

over in aviation. At another airline, they’d have to start at the bottom again. Unsure of what they really wanted to do, they turned to the Internet looking for franchise opportunities. Red flags popped up fast and frequently scaring them away from some so-called opportunities. Others were simply too expensive. “We were kind of lost,” Persichetti said. “What are we going to do now? It doesn’t look like Comair is going to last.” Then Randy Coultas met fellow pilot Ralph McWhorter. His wife Eileen works in the corporate office for Kona Ice. McWhorter told Coultas a little about Kona’s mobile shaved ice business. It’s not like the traditional icecream truck you see driving around. “They do a lot of events. They give a lot of money back to the com-

munity through a give back,” Coultas said. “That kind of piqued my interest. I went to the website that night. I started doing research on the company. I couldn’t find anything wrong with them.” After more than a year of doing their due-diligence research, meeting with other Kona Ice franchise owners, even meeting Kona CEO Tony Lamb personally, and no one from Kona ever saying: “write that check,” Randy and Rick were ready to move from jet airliner cockpit to the driver’s seat of a Kona Ice truck. Comair announced they were shutting down. Randy and Rick became “The Kona Guys.” “Comair did us a favor by shutting the doors,” said Coultas. “We were ready.” “It (flying) used to be more glamorous,” Persichetti said. “Towards the end, it was like driving a bus.” Coultas said everything kept coming back to Kona. They went through a three-day training seminar. They made their first Kona Ice the first day. They practiced driving the truck on an obstacle course. “We were booking events for the summer and we didn’t even have our truck yet,” Coultas said. More at: or call the Kona Ice guys at: 513-201-7589

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Learn to ‘wow’ your way into college By Jeanne Houck

MILFORD — School board member Andrea Brady interviews students who want to attend the University of Pennsylvania and is always surprised at how ill prepared many of the candidates are. “They make easily-avoidable blunders that reflect poorly in the report that ends up going to the university,” said Brady, who serves on the board of education for the Milford Exempted Village School District and who has for some dozen years interviewed students who want to attend the Univer-

sity of Pennsylvania, her alma mater. “They often cannot answer basic questions, which puts them in a weaker posiBrady tion versus those students who are prepared, confident and interested.” Brady wants to make sure Milford students are as prepared as they can be for their college interviews. With her encouragement, the school district will for the first time present a program on interviewing skills, set to


Two CNE FFA members competed in the Sub-District FFA Creed Speaking Contest Feb. 11. This contest is the first opportunity for members to develop their public speaking skills. The Ag Food & Natural Resources Class had practiced their public speaking skills for a month before the contest. Caitlin Adams, left, and Hannah Bowles were selected from the class to represent CNE in the contest. They both presented the creed and answered questions before judges. Both scored a gold rating and Bowles was second over all. Bowles’ next step will be the district completion. THANKS TO DAVID JELLEY

begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in the Milford High School cafeteria. Call 576-4141 for more information. The free event is designed for high school students currently in grades nine though 11 and their parents. You don’t have to be a Milford student to attend; students from other public high schools and from private high schools are welcome. “When you have tens of thousands of students applying for 2,000 slots at a university, you need every edge you can get – and a strong interview can only help you,” Brady said.

The following students in grades four through six were named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2012-2013 school year. High Honor Roll Reilly Ackermann, Jack Ackermann, Spencer Adamson, Anthony Ahrman, Ben Atwell, Cameron Atwell, Payton Bauer, Porter Bausch, Anna Bieber, Olivia Bieber, Jack Bohache, Abigail Brinkman, Owen Brown, Alyssa Campbell, Kylie Clifton, John Codner, Mary Jane Cook, Kaylee Coultas, A. J. Dickerson, Eli Dickerson, Leah Dool, Lauren Dunevant Riley Dunne, Erica Eberly, Shay Edblom, Carley Eggemeyer, Riley Eggemeyer, Sophie Elleman, Jocelyn Ellison-Witt, Mackenzie Farmer, Alexis Fields, Cole Fisher, Payton Gage, Katie Geier, Julia Gill, Divya Giridhar, Reece Gormley, Catherine Gottsacker, Alex Hannah, Jacob Haskins, Connor Hawkins, Joshua Henke, Kylie Hicks, Ciara Higgins, Evan Higgins, Lillian Hoerr, Emma Holly, Jeremy Holtz, Josie Homan, Colin Horn, Alexis Hudson, Kimberly Hudson, Sarah Hudson, Lillie Huseman, Rory Huseman, Kameron Isaac, Elle Jacobsson, Ella Johnson, Caleb Keller, Mallory Kern, Kelsey Krigbaum, Noah Kuhlman, Tessi Lila, Chad Lynn, Jillian Mack, Cameron Malott, McKenna Malott, Natalie Marraccini, Grace Marshall, Dru Matheny, Mallory McAfee, James McBeath, Alec McCain, Colin McCain, Kevin McCammon, Andy Molter, Lydia Moore, Olivia Moore, Rebecca Moore, Sylvia Muennich, Briana Mullarkey, Dylan Mullarkey, Madison O’Brien, Sasha Oehler, Olivia Ossola, Jasmine Peffly, Wolfe Pehowic, Claire Perrin, Ethan Philips, Max Pickett, Will Pond, Vishnu Rajkumar, Susmita Renjith, Isabelle Rowe, Kaitlyn Ruschell, Zachary Ruschell, Jack Scally, Cameron Schaefer, Austin Snay, Maggie Soult, Hailey Steiner, Shelby Sten, Jill Stokes, Harper Strickland, Sathvik Vasa, Anna Verderber, Can-

dace Walson, Jacob Weaver, Hannah White, Laura Winterod Honor Roll Remi Alford, Carl Alston, Matthew Altemuehle, Adam Anderson, Corina Atkins, Jacob Ayler, Gavin Bangert, Hunter Bascle, Anthony Bassano, Katie Belcher, Alexis Bellamah, Quinn Bitzer, Tabitha Brandenburg, Zach Brinker, Weston Brossart, Breanna Brown, Andrea Bryant, Molly Buck, Daisy Burns, Aaron Caldwell, Emma Canter, Cade Cantwell, McKenna Cantwell, Taylor Cassidy, Cole Chaney, Elijah Cliffe, Dillion Clifton, Jessica Cooper, Elijah Davidson, Rielynn Davidson, Calvin Delay, Dylan D’Orazio, Christina Drees, Corey Eggemeyer, Justin Eglian, A. J. Evans, Jacob Fields, Nathan Flannery, Maxmilion Flaugher, Devin Fleek, Matthew Foy, Hannah Gallimore, Jacob Garcia, Sydney Gayer, T. R. Glynn, Joe Gullage, Ryan Hamm, Anna Harding, Paigelyn Harris, Mason Harvey, Hannah Hauck, Brigette Haynes, Chloe Heisler, Ben Howard, Zoe Huxell, Allison Insko, Madison Johnson, Chloe Key, Paige Kleinfeldt, Alex Kern, Kristopher Knueven, Arman Kussman, Holden Lewis, Jack Liles, Jackson Louderback, Megan Luehrman, Jason Luttmann, Rachel Malloy, Gunnar McAfee, Sydney McDonough, Bradley McFarland, Addison McKinney, Peyton Merz, Tristin Messerschmidt, Katie Meyer, Samantha Miller, Alice Molter, Lucy Molter, Rush Morris, Kevin Morrison, Margaret Nolan, Haidyn Oberschlake, Seirra Oberschlake, Benjamin O’Toole, Sarah Paeltz, Dominic Pascale, Meghan Perrin, Thomas Proffitt, Anna Renaker, Jack Reynolds, Michael Richards, Michael Salvucci, Vince Scally, Ethan Schaefer, Maggie Schmidt, Audrey Seitz, Jake Sherwood, Brady Sluder, Jacob Snyder, Ben Steele, Will Stevens, Claire Striet, Ben Tonucci, Aaron Turner, Raven Valente, Caitlyn Varner, Thomas Wagner, Quinn Walson, Ashley Wingo, Eric Wolff, Max Wolter

Robert Farrell, Milford superintendent, supports the program. “I think it is a great program that will give our students the opportunity to learn about important interviewing skills prior to their college interview,” Farrell said. “For our students to hear from an expert is a rare opportunity that will give our students a greater chance for acceptance into the university of their choice,” Farrell said. After the presentation, students also will receive a list of interview questions for the University of Pennsylvania used across the county.

Harris trekking Mongolia for National Geographic Jim Harris, son of Milford teacher Mary Pat Harris, is the “National Geographic” photographer for The Ring of Darhad Research Expedition in Mongolia. The purpose of the expedition is to survey the animal species in the area and gather DNA evidence of wolverines in the mountains surrounding the Darhad Valley. Harris, who grew up in Deer Park and is a St. Xavier graduate, has a degree in wildlife biology and has done previous scientific research. His visual and written work has appeared in magazines in North America and Europe, catalogs, newspapers, books and films. Students are encouraged to follow the expedition during April and early May. They can ask the scientists questions during their fiveweek, 400-mile traverse of the Darhad Valley. Audio updates of two to three minutes with pho-


“There is only so much that can be included in a college application, and the admissions officers want a more rounded view of the student. “They like to know how a student conducts hisself, how mature he is, what his interests are, how he thinks about things – all of which is hard to judge from a two-dimensional, paper application,” Brady said. “In addition, they want to judge how interested the student is in the university. “Has he done his research, do he understand the culture of the school, what kinds of questions does he ask, and so on,” Brady said.

Jim Harris, a “National Geographic” photographer native of Deer Park, is working in Mongolia. He is the son of Milford teacher Mary Pat Harris. PROVIDED

tos from the field are posted on the link almost daily. The study site is in the most remote area of Mongolia. The team will cross paths with some nomadic herders and their animals, but the area does not have permanent settle-

ments. Supplies are coming by reindeer. There are seven lessons for students from third grade to junior high school that can be accessed at As a child, Harris was a carrier for the Suburban Life.


» Katherine Lewis and Jacklyn Cornell, both from Milford, were recently named to the fall

dean’s list at Wright State University. » On the dean’s list at Wilmington College for the fall semester are: Meredith Budde, a

sophomore education major from Goshen; and Newtonsville resident Jacob Sydnor, a sophomore art major

SCHOOL NOTES UC Clermont summer classes begin May 6.

UC Clermont is offering a summer incentive to students – register for six credit hours and you only pay for five. Summer courses are a great way to pick up some of your electives so your upcoming fall and spring course loads are not so heavy. UC Clermont offers one of the lowest tuition rates in the state—only $218 per credit hour! Guidelines for participation in the 6 for 5 program - receiving a $218 scholarship: You must be a current or returning UC Clermont College student, including non-degree summer students. You must be a resident of Ohio (paying in-state tuition) or qualify for reciprocal tuition rates. (Contact Enrollment & Student Services, 513-732-5319 to see if you qualify.) Register* by 4 p.m. April 26, 2013. Register for at least six UC Clermont College credit hours (select Clermont College as the offering college from OneStop course offerings). Please note that English and math courses require a placement test. Scholarships are non-refund-

able. *Students must fill out the 6 For 5 Summer Scholarship Form completely by April 26, 2013, and return the form with a copy of their summer 2013 schedule to the Registration Office (Student Services Bldg.) to receive the scholarship. For frequently asked questions about summer semester, visit

National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Matthew Scott Halcomb has accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. He gradated with honors from Milford High School in 2012. He was named to the Dean’s List his first semester at the University of Cincinnati and is majoring in engineering.

Live Oaks students win medals at competition

Live Oaks Career Campus students will have the chance to compete against other top students in Ohio after winning medals in regional SkillsUSA competition. The event at Greene County Career Center March 9 gave students in career-technical high school programs the chance to test their skills and be

judged by professionals in their field. The winning Live Oaks students are: » Julia Burke of Goshen, silver medal in Collision Repair. » Danielle Hogan of Milford, Jacob Eads of Milford, Raimond Prebble of Clermont Northeastern, and Donald Sellers of Amelia, silver medal in Health Knowledge Bowl. » Candace Lantz of Clermont Northeastern, silver medal in Medical Math. » Stephanie Secrest of Turpin, Emily Apgar of Clermont Northeastern, and Emily Teague of Glen Este, bronze medal in Promotional Bulletin Board.

Scarlet Oaks students win medals at skills competition

Scarlet Oaks students will have the chance to compete against other top students in Ohio after winning medals in regional SkillsUSA competition. The winning Scarlet Oaks students are: » Ayla Tucker, Goshen, Secondary Practical Nursing, Medical Terminology – Silver. » Samantha Carder, Milford, Secondary Practical Nursing, Medical Terminology – Bronze.


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Milford, Goshen feature experience By Adam Turer

Milford This season marks the beginning of a new era for Milford High School’s track and field programs. Both the boys and girls teams boast new head coach. However, the faces leading the program are familiar ones. Longtime cross country head coach Dave Ackerman is embarking on his second stint as boys track head coach. Ackerman, who still leads the cross country program, coached the boys track team from 1996-1999. Longtime assistants Earl Wilson and Bill Marran will assist Ackerman. Matthew Jorden has been coaching track and/or cross country at Milford for 13 years, including six seasons as head coach of the girls cross country team. The Milford alum is currently an assistant cross country coach. This is his first season as head coach of the girls track and field team. “We have a new track staff at Milford with new head coaches of both the boys and girls programs,” said Ackerman. “We are looking to the veteran assistant coaches to help guide the team this year.”

On the girls side, the Eagles plan to score the majority of their points in distance events, fitting for a program led by a coach with so much cross country experience. The 4x800 will be the team’s top relay team. Individual scorers will tally points in the 800,1600 and 3200. The pole vault will be the team’s top field event. Anne Dalziel, Brooke McDonald, Hayley Robinson and Miranda Sheaffer are the team’s top returning athletes. Sheaffer and Brooke Sklanday provide leadership. Newcomers Lia Sturgeon, Anna Anbalagan, Lauren Best and Pipper Hillard also will contribute. The boys have an experienced group, led by returning athletes in just about every event. David DiSilvestro leads the hurdlers, Blake Cox leads the throwers, Eli Rizzo leads the middle distance group and Mike Emerson leads the distance runners. Cade Williams, Wyatt Gemmer and Cody Reynolds lead a deep group of sprinters and jumpers. Freshman A.J. Erdaty is a newcomer who could score in the distance events for the Eagles. “We had a very good preseason workout plan. Many of the young runners worked

very hard,” said Ackerman. “Now we need to see if that effort turns into strong performances on the track.”


The bulk of the Warriors’ roster comes from the sophomore class. The girls team boasts just one senior, Tierra Martinelli. She will compete in the pole vault, high jump and sprints, and will be counted on to contribute a large percentage of the Warriors’ points. Juniors Taylor Arseneau and Kayla Peterson will score in the hurdles and relays. Sophomore Brittany Clark is the team’s top distance runner. The boys have more depth and experience. Four seniors and two juniors lead an otherwise young team. Sprints and field events will be strengths for the Warriors. Senior sprinters Marcus Casey and Mike Davis lead the way. Senior Brandon Steele is the top hurdler and will join the sprint relay teams. Senior Calvin Phillips leads the throwers. Junior Darren Wiley joins Phillips in the shot put and discus. Junior Sterling Briggs and sophomore Jake Greasham give the Warriors a unique edge: Two pole vaulters. Greasham will also compete in the hurdles.

McNicholas’ Brad Rice, left, is congratulated by teammates after he scored on a hit from Kevin McHale against Newport Central Catholic in the first inning of a game April 2. JOSEPH FUQUA II/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


Sportsman: Game on

» The fifth-annual Community Press and Recorder Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Award nomination period for the 2013 award is now open, running Wednesday, April 3, though Wednesday, April 17. Go to 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, 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 for 2013 will receive two Reds tickets courtesy of the Cincinnati Reds, a certificate and a story to be published in a late June edition. The nominations and voting are done online at Neither the articles, nominations forms nor ballots will count against the meter, so you do not have to be a Cincinnati Enquirer/ subscriber to nominate or vote on your favorite candidate. Email with questions and follow the hashtag #SOY2013 for updates on Twitter.


» Milford shuout New Richmond 5-0 on April 5. Singles winners were junior Austin Hensley, senior Andrew Beckerich and junior Casey Harris.

CNE to honor newest Hall of Fame inductees The Clermont Northeastern Sports Hall of Fame Dinner is Saturday, April 20, at the Clermont Northeastern Middle School. Doors open at 6 p.m. The induction ceremony starts after the dinner. The cost is $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and $8 for children, 12 and under. Reservations must be received by April 13 and can be sent to Clermont Northeastern High School, c/o Barb Kelly, 5327 Hutchinson Road, Batavia, OH 45103. Please make checks payable to CNE Sports Hall of Fame. Please list the names of all who are attending the dinner and send with reservation and check. Inductees are:

Joseph G. Bauer (1967)

Bauer played two years of basketball, one year track, one year of volleyball, one year of baseball, one year wrestling and three years football (co-captain senior year and CCL junior and senior years)

Dwight “Butch” Mitchell (1967) Mitchell played four years of basketball, three years baseball, one year track and three years football (CCL senior year)

Thomas Craver (1968)

Craver played two years of basketball, three years of football (co-captain senior year and all-league junior and senior years) four years of track where he holds the school record in the shot put, two years of wrestling (Junior year: MVP league heavy weight champion, only second junior in CNE’s history to qualify for state. Senior year: He had a 12-2 record and undefeated in league meets, placed in districts and regionals and qualified for state) Tom started football as a freshman at Marietta College and finished the year with a 8-1 record, which was the best record in 63 years. He also was on

their track team.

Daniel D. Parker (1988)

Parker played two years of football, four years of wrestling (won 98 matches, all league four years, qualified for districts three times, qualified for regionals three times, league champs in 1986, had most takedowns for regular season and placed second in district in 1987). Parker attended Wright State University and wrestled two years there before the program was discontinued. Currently he competes in marathons and triathons. Dan competed in Ironman competition in 2004 and 2007 and finished in top group of more than 2,200 participants.

William Pell (1987)

Pell played four years of football, three years on varsity, one year of freshman. He was on the varsity wrestling team for four years and was 35-2, 27-7 and 17-10 for total

of 78-19. He spent one year on reserve (15-3). He was the first person to go to state twice - in 1986 and 1987 - and was all-county in the same years. He went to sectionals and regionals in 1987. He also ran track for two years.

Daniel Loch (2007)

Loch ran track and field, and lettered varsity three years 2004, 2005 and 2007. He was a member of the 2004 men’s track and field league and district champions. He played junior varsity baseball in 2004 and lettered in varsity in 2006. In wrestling, he lettered in varsity in 2006 and 2007, and was a district qualifier in 2007. In football, Loch was on the junior varsity team in 2004. He lettered in varsity in 2005, 2006 and 2007. As a sophomore he was running back, linebacker and kick returner. His accolades in football include: Team offensive player of the year, second team allleague, week four Lykins Clermont County player of the week. School record for longest kick-off return for a touchdown (97 yards against New Richmond week 5). In 2006 he was

team captain, team MVP, first team all-league and was selected for the 2006 OHSAA Foundation Leadership Conference for Captains/Leaders. In 2007 as a senior, he played the positions of running back, linebacker, kick returner and was team captain, team MVP first team allleague, SBACC League Player of the Week and had the Channel 9 Play of the Week against Williamsburg. He finished second in the city with 1,462 rushing yards.

Cindy Yeager (1991)

Cindy is being inducted as an athlete and also as a coach and will receive the Rocket Pride Award. Cindy was a cheerleader for four years and played volleyball for four years. She was captain her senior year and SBC AllLeague, as well as setting seven school records. As a volleyball coach at CNE, Cindy had more than 100 wins, was Coach of the Year three times and led teams to three league championships. She is currently a teacher at CNE.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Establish limits

Regarding Mr. Joseph’s letter April 3. The term “older white male” is not a racial epithet nor pejorative or racist. It is a demographic identifier of an individual’s race, gender and age. In response to the author’s position on gun rights and the 2nd Amendment. As part of the landmark 2nd Amendment case District of Columbia V. Heller, the Supreme Court of the United States decision stated “the 2nd Amendment right is not unlimited. It is not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose.” Even a paragon of conservative values such as Justice Scalia concedes that the 2nd Amendment has limits. What opponents of gun regulation fail to understand is that rights are not absolute. Rights can be infringed upon when they become detrimental to society. No more tragic example exits than events in Aurora, CO, and Newtown, CT. The victims of these atrocities fundamental right to life and safety was superseded and compromised by an individuals right to possess semi-automatic assault rifles and high-capacity magazines whose only purpose is perpetrate carnage and slaughter. The limits established in the Heller ruling should extend to semi-automatic assault rifles and highcapacity magazines.

Declan Coleman Union Township

Gun control

Today and every day 86 people will die from gun violence in the United States. The first 10 minutes of the evening news is dedicated to the shootings of the day. We have become numb to the violence around us, but there is something we can do. Congress will take up the issue of gun safety when they return from recess. If military personnel are subject to background checks before they are issued weapons of war, shouldn’t it also apply to those who want to buy a gun? Ninety-one percent of Americans support universal background checks. Politicians won’t act unless they are forced to. Please make your voice heard in support of universal background checks.

Cynthia Cromwell Pierce Township

Use the Constitution

In response to Mr. Kleine’s column, I fail to see what Romans 13 and Hebrews 13:7 has to do with the Constitution of the United States of America. It is the sworn duty of our elected officials to govern according to the Constitution, not bible scripture. The question re: same sex marriage is not whether it meets the standards of the Bible but whether it meets the standards of the Constitution, which provides for equal protection under the law. Marriage is a legal contract requiring a valid marriage license. Whether one gets married in a church or by a judge or justice of the peace, the marriage is not legal without the aforementioned marriage license. As a Christian and a fiscal

conservative, I see no reason why two people who wish to make the marriage commitment, regardless of their sexual orientation, shouldn’t be allowed to do so. This is not about religion, it is about the law and whether prohibiting same sex marriage is unconstitutional. That is a decision for the Supreme Court based solely on their interpretation of the Constitution. We have separation of church and state for a reason and clearly same sex marriage meets that criteria.

Dawn Harsley Pierce Township

To Mr. Kleine,

Everyone is entitled to an opinion, and by sharing yours, you’ve reminded me how close-minded our country has become. I’m writing my response, not to debate The Bible, homosexuality or Senator Portman’s decision to support his gay son, but to call you out on your “hate” column, which is supported only by stereotypes, bigotry and arrogance. Who are you to pass judgment on Portman’s choice to support his gay son? To state the Senator “has no idea how much damage and confusion he has done to his son and to the nation as a whole through public denial of a Christian faith” reveals the fact that you are judging another in a hateful and disrespectful manner. Government officials should not speak for God. The Constitution separates church and state to protect everyone from religious persecution. As a citizen, you don’t have to agree with others’ choices, but you should be respectful in your disagreement. Stereotypes, innuendo and opinion do not qualify as facts. True followers of Christ do not hold hate in their heart and try to instill fear in others with their words. Lastly, if you don’t have anything nice to say, you probably should say nothing at all.

Mindy Pattison Milford

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Child Focus early learning programs believe families CAN Media is filled with headlines about early childhood obesity and the negative impact for children. We may debate who is to blame but the message is clear; we cannot turn a blind eye to this serious issue. Child Focus Early Learning Programs has long recogKaren Balon COMMUNITY PRESS nized the critical role optiGUEST COLUMNIST mal health plays in overall development. Preferences are formed at an early age and we are in a key position to positively impact children’s health. Parents are a child’s first and most important teacher and have the greatest influence and opportunity. Children do not just inherit our genes, they inherit our lifestyles. Parents are the decision makers. How much time is spent watching TV, on the computer, playing video games? What’s for dinner? What’s to drink? What are we going to do today? To support parents in making healthy choices at home, we conducted our first Families CAN event. Made possible through funding from CareSource, we designed this event

to be educational, interactive and fun. Designed to dispel misconceptions - status quo attitudes, cost of healthy eating, lack of safe places for outdoor play - issues around childhood obesity were presented. Parents compared the costs of food items and answered questions related to trends in physical activity for children. Cooking demonstrations offered ways to reduce empty calories while increasing nutrition. Prizes included small kitchen appliances complete with recipes and ingredients needed to prepare healthy meals at home. Children in attendance had a great time, too. Staff of Child Focus, trained in the nationally-recognized initiative “I Am Moving, I Am Learning,” conducted activities with children. Designed to promote motor development, increase coordination skills, and teach the use of muscles, all children knew was they were having fun. They returned to their parents wearing big smiles, excited about the evenings’

events. We appreciate how busy life is today. Time is a luxury for many. It’s often easier to grab a meal on the run or serve pre-packaged “heat and eats.” The message of Families CAN is clear. Start with small changes. Reduce screen time. Set limits on game devices and computers. Take a walk, dance to your child’s favorite tunes, visit one of our free county parks and hit the walking trail. Shop the sides at the market. Add a new vegetable to your dinner plate, put away the can opener and steam fresh veggies instead. Remember, it make take as many as eight times for a child to be exposed to a new food before they accept it so don’t throw in the towel too soon. Small changes, even baby steps, can set children on a healthier path and make a difference to last a lifetime. Partners include Clermont County General Health District and Clermont CAN, OSU Extension Office, Clermont County Community Services and our local WIC agency. We thank Clermont CAN and our collaborative partners for their ongoing support.

Karen Balon is the health services manager at Child Focus, an agency that supports Clermont CAN.

Understanding LGBT community is needed I must disagree in the strongest terms with Mr. Kleine’s guest column in the April 3 Advertiser. Our Constitution does not provide for leaders that are God’s messengers simply by virtue of their positions - quite the opposite. That Geoff Pittman fact is secured COMMUNITY PRESS by the 1st GUEST COLUMNIST Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. To be sure, any leader or citizen can make a decision or cast a vote based upon their religious convictions. That right is secured generally by the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution. And further, there is nothing that prohibits a biblical principle from becoming a law, simply because its source is a religious text. But those decisions and votes remain legal only so long as they do not impermissibly infringe

on the rights of others. Any law that so infringes must fall, regardless of its biblical base, as with the both testaments’ positions on slavery, women as chattel, and the punishments for working on the Sabbath, being an unruly child, adultery and, yes, homosexuality. Protecting us from this type of “tyranny of the majority” is what the Bill of Rights is all about, whether that majority is composed of a race, a gender, a religion or even the adherents to an idea or doctrine. Adherence to scripture may be the true shibboleth of the righteous (and I doubt if even that is true), but securing the blessings of liberty to ourselves (and that means all of us) is the source code of the enlightenment and therefore is our national creed as well. As anyone knows, who has devoted time and study to the bible, or listened to people speak on it, one can find support for a wide variety of positions in its pages – and so, with some hesitation, I would offer

the following: “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone ... ” John 8:7. “Judge not, that ye not be judged.” Matthew 7:1-3. “Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s.” Matthew 22:21. I do not know what the Supreme Court will do with the rights of my LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) friends, but it will be the law that dictates how we must interact with each other in this land, not any religious text - no matter which one came first, and no matter how a word has been previously defined. The issue is one of rights, not etymology. I would be remiss if I did not extend an invitation to Mr. Kleine on behalf of the LGBT community to come out and visit more frequently. Your musings on the nature of homosexuals indicate a significant need for additional information and investigation.

Geoff Pittman lives in Milford.

CH@TROOM Last week’s 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 work or a Reds or Bengals game if you had to drive or take a bus to a station?

“Anytime I can hop on public transportation to attend a large event downtown I will do that. I have been on rail systems in other cities and the speed and smooth ride makes the commute enjoyable. “Event parking pricing

NEXT QUESTION A federal judge ruled April 5 that age restrictions on overthe-counter sales of the morning-after pill must end within 30 days. Should there be age restrictions on the morning-after pill? Why or why not? Every week we ask readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line.

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“If planners are serious about encouraging people to ride the train there are many things they can learn from Europe. “For example, I know of one city where having a theatre ticket entitles you to ride the train free and parking at the station is free. “This becomes a ‘no brain’ decision provided the train service is frequent enough.”

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The Southwest Memorial Team, also know as the Military Rites Memorial Burial Team, attend funerals of veterans across the region no matter the weather. In front from left are: Audrey Koebbe, Amelia; Tammy May, Milford; Jaynen Tepe, Mason; Tom Baker, Milford; Bill Hershey, Milford; Larry Hollander, Amelia; Pete Dunn, Milford; Martha Baker, Milford; George Goewey, Amelia; John Chadwell, Batavia; and Al Walsh, Amelia. Back row: Bob Mabry, Pierce Township; Dexter Thornberry, Newtown; Mark Brandon, Loveland; Phil Wingate, Goshen; Don Edmonds, Milford; Steve Tam, Amelia; Leo Ferguson, Milford; Bill Davis, Milford; Lucky Johnson, Batavia; Eric Morton, Batavia; Bob Brown, Mt. Orab; Bob Sill, Batavia; and Kenneth Cook, Bethel. Not pictured are: Ken Huber, Milford; Dave Cobb, Batavia; Jack Haigwood, Batavia; Jim Fraley, Batavia; and John Benjamin, New Richmond. THANKS TO BOB MABRY

Vietnam vet finds solace with Military Rites Burial Team

By Keith BieryGolick

Bob Mabry doesn’t celebrate his birthday. Instead, he celebrates the day his doctor told him he would be lucky to live another year. Mabry, a Vietnam Marine veteran, has suffered five heart attacks, received numerous heart stents and needed triple-bypass surgery. Even though he now celebrates April 14, not his March 5 birthday, it wasn’t always a happy day. “(Five years ago) I sat around the house for 12 months waiting to die,” the Pierce Township resident said. “I survived the 12 months.”

After a year marred by fear, he became angry and “got up off his ass.” Mabry walked into the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9630 in Willowville and stumbled upon a friend he hadn’t seen in 42 years. Larry Davison, a Marine veteran who has since passed away, reminisced with Mabry and eventually encouraged him to get involved with the Military Rites Burial Team, which performs free funeral services for veterans in and around Clermont County. The burial team originated in 1956, Mabry said, when several VFW posts in Clermont County began performing military funeral services for fallen comrades. Originally, the

team only provided help to certain military branches, but members soon realized these services were something all veterans deserved. In 2012, with Mabry now acting as commander, the burial team drove more than 3,000 miles and spent more than 300 hours performing 112 military funeral services. While the team accepts donations from families, most of the funding comes from team members. “To be truthful with you, those guys probably pay for everything themselves,” said Howard Daugherty, executive director of the Clermont County Veterans’ Service Commission. “They put the gas in their

car, they put their time in. I’d call it self-funding --these men are dedicated to honoring a veteran when he passes away.” But helping others wasn’t a completely selfless act for Mabry, who used the memorial team as a way to tame his own demons. “It was exactly what I needed to get my mind off my own problems and help other people honor veterans that had served before me,” said Mabry, who’s entering his fifth year with the team. As commander, Mabry takes care of death certificates, oversees funeral proceedings and presents a family member with an American flag at the end of each service.

It’s a small gesture, but an important one nonetheless. “I know sooner or later it’s going to be my wife sitting there (at my funeral),” he said. “When I have to hand that folded flag to the widow, it’s very moving for me.” Given one year to live in 2008, Mabry returned to normalcy with the help of the Military Rites Burial Team, something he tries to reciprocate to families of other fallen veterans - no matter what the conditions. “We stand out in the cold, in the rain, in the wind. We’ve done it before, so it’s nothing new to us,” Mabry said. “It’s more important that we honor that veteran.”

Clermont Co. to remember Morgan’s Trail in 2013 By Mark D. Motz


The great Civil War raider will tear through Clermont County again this summer, 150 years after he did so the first time. In 2013, though, Confederate General John Hunt Morgan will stick around and be celebrated. Not in a literal sense, of course, but the 561-mile John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail of Ohio beginning in Harrison and ending in West Point will be a permanent reminder of the only incursions of the Civil War on Ohio soil. The trail features 56 interpretive signs and more than 600 specialized directional signs history buffs easily can follow by car. “This is by far the largest historical trail the Ohio Historical Society has ever attempted,” said Dave Mowery of Miami Township. “It’s going to be a major two weeks for the state when the trail gets dedicated across Ohio.” He said there are three major dedications along the trail starting in Harrison – the entry point for Morgan into Ohio – July 13, followed by Buffington Island July 20 and 21 and in Lisbon July 28. Many communities – including some in Clermont County like Camp Dennison, Miamiville and Williamsburg where Morgan had significant

Signs along 561-mile John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail of Ohio come in two varieties. Directional signs will feature a unique logo and point the way for motorists traveling the trail. Interpretive signs include words and drawings depicting historical information and stories surrounding a specific location. The directional signs lead the traveler from one interpretive sign to the next without the need for a map. For more information on the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail of Ohio and upcoming events surrounding its dedication, visit the Ohio Historical Society at

This is one of the signs marking the path of John Hunt Morgan's trail through Clermont County in 1863. This sign is in Owensville, just across from the village maintenance building. THERESA L. HERRON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

activity could have what Mowery called “rolling dedications” as the trail officially opens. More than 80 percent of the signs in neighboring Hamilton County are already in place. A few of the Clermont County signs are up, but all should be in place by Memorial Day weekend, said Mike Kraft of AmeriCorps. Kraft works out of the Freedom Center in Cincinnati as an Ohio history service coordinator. He has been working with various historical societies and local government officials in Hamilton, Clermont and Brown counties to help bring recognition to the trail.

“We’re excited about what’s going on across the state,” he said. “It has been a tremendous logistical challenge to coordinate all the events, and we’re still working with some of the communities to have events specific to their communities to commemorate Morgan’s Raid. “Like in Williamsburg, that was the first true campsite and they finally felt relatively safe enough to stop for a night. But by first light, they were gone again.” Mowery’s book Morgan’s Great Raid was published in February. He said it serves as an overview of the entire raid. However, the as-yet unpub-

lished guide book for the heritage trail he co-authored with Laura Cahill, will be much more specific and include plenty of insights about Morgan’s time in Clermont County. “The guidebook will cover the raid in great detail,” he said. In Clermont County, for example, “Morgan came through like a swath, but he had these other routes – like he did throughout the raid – that he would use for foraging horses or food or supplies. The guidebook will give a lot of the details for those additional routes.”

Harold Paddock, chairman of the Clermont County Civil War Commemoration Committee, looks forward to the tale of Morgan’s Raid being told and retold as people travel the trail. “It’s a part of our local history and a part of our fabric,” he said. “(Morgan’s Raid) really brought the war home for a lot of people in this area who thought it was only to the south and east of us. It made the war a lot less abstract. “There’s a whole bunch of really good personal stories of farmers defending their horses and such against Morgan’s Raiders. This was a war of a different time and Morgan’s Raiders were considered very honorable men. Even though he was the enemy, he was a respected enemy by the Union.” Mowery - who has a degree in aerospace engineering and is a self-taught historian - has been involved in the creation of the trail since 2001. “To say the least, it’s been a very busy job, but a very rewarding job over the last 12 years,” he said. “I think all of us who have stuck with it feel a sense of relief that it’s finished, but a sense of pride in what we’ve accomplished.” “(The trail) certainly reminds the next generation of the Civil War,” Paddock said. “It’s a living document of one of the most daring parts of the war and it happened very close to us. It’s exciting to see it happening.”

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Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, 5767 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road, Fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga and kickboxing. $38 per month. Presented by Jazzercise Milford. 476-7522; Milford. 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. Monroe Township.

7500 State Road, Information on making healthy food choices, exercise and blood sugar control and monitoring blood sugar levels. $20. Presented by Mercy Health Partners. 956-3729; Anderson 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.

FRIDAY, APRIL 12 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; 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. 575-2102. Milford.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; 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 drop-in or $50 for 10 classes. Presented by Yoga with Sharon. 237-4574. Amelia.

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. Peeper Prowl, 7 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Registration required online by April 11. Search for one of the loudest, yet smallest, amphibians, the spring peeper. Bring a flashlight and waterproof footwear. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson 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 Benefits Anderson Orchestra Boosters Shred Event, 9 a.m.-noon, 8 Mile and Clough Crossing, 8 Mile Road and Clough Pike, Rain or shine. Shred old credit card bills, old checks, personal papers that contain account numbers or Social Security numbers, medical bills, junk mail, etc. Staples/ paperclips OK. No binder clips, binders or other metal objects. Donations benefit Anderson Orchestra students. $10-$40 suggested donation. Presented by Anderson Orchestra Boosters. 703-9232. Anderson Township.

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The MMM Mary Miller Memorial 5K Walk/Run is 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at Miami Meadows Park, 1546 Ohio 131 in Miami Township. The cost is $30, $15 for ages 7 to 14, or $25 and $10 for ages 7 to 14 in advance. Proceeds from the event will benefit the work of the Milford Miami Ministry, a food pantry and emergency financial assistance resource for families in the Milford Exempted Village School District. Registration is required. For more information, call 469-0958 or visit 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; Anderson Township.

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

Health / Wellness 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; Batavia.

Music - Classical 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; Williamsburg.

Township. Amphibian Exploration Station, 1-3 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Hands-on exploration of amphibians found in Ohio. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.

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. Amphibian Exploration Station, 1-3 p.m., Woodland Mound, Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Anderson Township.



Pet Adoptions, 1-4 p.m., Peppermint Pig, 8255 Beechmont Ave., Cats and dogs available for adoption. 474-0005; 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; 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.


Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; 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; 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; Miami Township. SilverSneakers ROM, 9-10 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activity for daily living skills. Free. 947-7344. Union Township.


Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; www.robin513. Monroe Township. Chair Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, $6 drop-in or $50 for 10 classes. 237-4574. Amelia.

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Clubs & Organizations

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; 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

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. Symmes Township.

Free Knitting Classes, 7-8:30 p.m., Milford Heights Church of Christ, 1646 Ohio 28, Basic knitting techniques, fresh ideas and short devotional time. Free. 575-1874. Milford.

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Dining Events

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; Anderson Township.

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

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

Loveland Farmers Market, 4-6 p.m., Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 101 S. Lebanon Road, Presented by Loveland Farmers’ Market. 683-0491; Loveland.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17 Art & Craft Classes

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

Health / Wellness Pre-Diabetes Class, 4-6 p.m., Mercy Health Anderson Hospital,

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

Nature Intro to Edible Plants of Spring, 6-9 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Explore and create dishes from local edible plants available in spring such as garlic mustard, dandelion, plantain, violet and grape leaves. Ages 18 and up. $35, $25 members. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township. Preschool Storytime: Wildflowers, 11 a.m., Sycamore Park, 4082 Ohio 132, Story, craft and naturalist hike to explore wildflowers. Free. Registration required by 4 p.m. April 14. Presented by Clermont County Park District. 876-9013; Batavia.

Recreation Little Nature Nuts, 10-10:45 a.m., Johnson Hills Park, 7950 Bridle Road, Theme: April Showers. Parents participate outdoors with their children. Ages 2-5. $10, $7 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

THURSDAY, APRIL 18 Benefits Quarter Raffle for Autism, 7 p.m., Stonekry Resale Books, 8253 Beechmont Ave., Doors open 6:30 p.m. $2. 474-0123; Anderson Township.

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

Home & Garden Do-It-Herself Workshop: Gardening for Small Spaces: Flower Tower and Herb and Vegetable Gardening, 6:30-8 p.m., The Home Depot-Beechmont, 520 Ohio Pike, Learn how to build and maintain a flower tower. Learn to select appropriate flowers, herbs and vegetables to best meet your needs. Free. 688-1654, ext. 077; Beechmont. Anderson Township.

Dining Events Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, $5. 50 and up. 575-2102. Milford. Bethel Boy Scout Troop 396 Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction, 4:30-7:30 p.m., St. Mary Church - Bethel, 3398 Ohio 125, Father Lewis Center Fellowship Hall. Plate of spaghetti, salad, bread and dessert. Benefits Boy Scout Troop 396. $5. Presented by Bethel Boy Scout Troop 396. 457-4512. Bethel.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Chair Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, $6 drop-in or $50 for 10 classes. 237-4574. Amelia.

Nature Frogs and Toads, 8 p.m., Shor Park, 4659 Tealtown Road, Explore small breeding pools known to attract American toads, and witness one of spring’s annual courtship rituals watching males serenade females. Bring flashlight. Free. Presented by Clermont County Park District. 876-9013; Union Township. Life Cycles Jamboree, 10 a.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Registration required online by April 18. Learn about plant and animal life cycles. Class includes hiking, crafts, animals encounters and more. Come dressed to be inside and outside. Ages 3-5. $5, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Anderson Township.

On Stage - Student Theater Footloose the Musical, 7-9 p.m., UC Clermont Campus, $10. 625-1211, ext. 439; Batavia.

SATURDAY, APRIL 20 Art Events Artist Collection: An Open House, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Wildflowers Cottage, 6377 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Six local artists showcasing jewelry, paintings/ drawings, pottery, mosaics and fiber. Light refreshments. Free. Presented by Wildflower Cottage. 732-0866. Loveland.

Civic Community Shred Day, 10 a.m.-noon, Tufts Schildmeyer Funeral Home, 1668 Ohio 28, Save space, protect yourself from identity theft and help environment by shredding documents. Free Holtman’s donuts, juice and coffee. Free. 683-2430. Goshen.


Exercise Classes

Spring Wildflower Walks, 6:30 p.m., Sycamore Park, Free. 876-9013. Batavia.

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

On Stage - Student Theater Footloose the Musical, 7-9 p.m., UC Clermont Campus, 4200 Clermont College Drive, Broadway musical version of hit ‘80s movie. $10. Presented by Clermont Northeastern High School Drama Department. 625-1211, ext. 439; Batavia.

FRIDAY, APRIL 19 Benefits Anderson Athletic Booster Bash, 7-11 p.m., Receptions Banquet and Conference Center Eastgate, 4450 Eastgate Blvd., Appetizers, cash bar, buffet dinner, music, silent and live auctions and reverse raffle. $40. Presented by Anderson High School. 231-3067; Union Township.

Business Classes Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, Free. 474-3100; www.jobsearchlearninglabs.wi-

Music - Cabaret Legends of Vegas, 8-11 p.m., By Golly’s, 714 Lila Ave., Jim Jones as Elvis, Patti Warner as Marilyn Monroe and Matt Snow as Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. Free. 248-4444; Milford.

Nature Nature Explorers, 9:30 a.m.noon, Johnson Hills Park, 7950 Bridle Road, Outdoor adventurers participate in variety of nature activities, crafts and games. Ages 4-7. $17, $12 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

On Stage - Comedy Comedy on the Ohio River, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Green Kayak Market and Eatery, 204 Front St., Lineup of experienced comedians. Free. 843-6040; New Richmond.


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Rita shares Jamie Carmody’s chili and corn bread recipes I have known Jamie Carmody for a while, and what an interesting and talented person she is. She is known throughout our area as a creative personal chef, cooking teacher and media personalRita ity. Heikenfeld Jamie takes clasRITA’S KITCHEN sic recipes and gives them a healthy twist. She was a guest on my cable show (“Cooking with Rita” on Union Township community access) and made, among other yummies, a delicious chicken chili with cornbread on the side. I asked her to share for you. Get in touch with Jamie through her site

Jamie Carmody’s white chicken chili

I have made this myself and have used chicken thighs and yellow onion, with good results. The zucchini not only makes the chili appealing, looks-wise, it adds extra nutrition. Zucchini has vitamin A, found mostly in the skin, for eye health, along with potassium for heart and muscle health. 2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, chopped into spoon-sized pieces 2 14.5 oz. cans great northern beans, drained 1 medium white onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp. chili powder 1 tsp. cumin 1 quart chicken broth 1 zucchini, small diced (optional)

Sauté onions in a large sauté pan for 3-4 minutes, until softened but not browned. If using, add the zucchini and cook 2-3 minutes. Add the garlic, cook for 1 minute then add the chicken and beans and stir. Add the seasonings, salt and pepper, stir and then add the chicken broth. Simmer over medium heat for 30 minutes. Serve with cornbread.

Cheesy cornbread Serves 8

Milford Junior High School eighth-grader Miranda Kunes won the 2013 Cincinnati Earth Day Logo Design Contest. PROVIDED

Milford student wins Earth Day logo contest

Rita shares Jamie Carmody’s recipe for white chicken chili. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD 2 tbsp. vegetable oil or bacon grease 1 cup yellow cornmeal 1 tbsp. all purpose flour 11⁄2tsp. baking powder 1 ⁄4 tsp. baking soda 1 ⁄4tsp. salt 1 cup buttermilk 1 large egg 1 cup colby jack, shredded (or any favorite) 1 pinch red chili flakes

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Heat oil or grease in a 8-inch cast iron skillet or muffin pan for 5 minutes by placing it in oven while the oven is warming. Combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the buttermilk and egg. Add the wet to the dry ingredients, stirring to combine. Add in the cheese and chili flakes and stir to combine. Pour into the hot skillet. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden, and slightly crunchy on top. Cool slightly and cut into 8 wedges.

Ham, turkey and cheese stromboli

I’ve gotten several requests for recipes to use that leftover ham. This is such a tasty recipe that it’s worth going to the deli if you don’t have ham and turkey in the refrigerator.

1 sheet puff pastry, thawed Dijon mustard 1 egg mixed with 1 tablespoon water 1 ⁄2pound thinly sliced ham

RITA AT NATORP’S Check Natorp’s website at for dates that I will be at their outlet store in Mason. I’ll be there several times during the spring to answer all your questions about herbs, veggies, etc. 1 ⁄2pound thinly sliced turkey 1 generous cup shredded cheddar or Swiss cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Unfold pastry on lightly floured surface. Roll into a 16-inch by 12-inch rectangle. With short side facing you, brush lightly with mustard, then layer meats on bottom half of pastry to within 1 inch of edge. Sprinkle with cheese. Starting at short side, roll up like jelly roll. Place seam side down onto sprayed baking sheet. Tuck ends under to seal. Brush with egg mixture. Bake about 25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from baking sheet and cool on rack about 10 minutes before serving.

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The signs of spring are popping up. Flowers are blooming, the smell of fresh mulch is in the air, and one of the greatest musical theater groups of our community returns to the stage. The Forest-Aires women’s chorus presents its spring show, “Encore! 2013 – Mad About Men and Accentuate the Positive,” April 26 to April 28. The 39-member chorus performs many of the numbers as an ensemble, and members also break out for smallgroup numbers. Six high school students who won Forest-Aires voice scholarships will be featured soloists. See “Encore 2013” at the Anderson Township Theater, 7850 Five Mile Road. Performances are

Miranda Kunes, an eighth-grade student at Milford Junior High School is the 2013 Cincinnati Earth Day Celebration Logo Design Contest winner. The contest was hosted by the Greater Cincinnati Earth Coalition. More than 30 original Earth-inspired logo contest entries were received from Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky seventh- to 12th-grade students. As this year’s contest winner, Kunes received $100 in cash and prizes and will be recognized at the 43rd Cincinnati Earth Day Celebration from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Sawyer Point. “I wanted to portray the Earth in a way that brought it ‘closer’ to us,” said Kunes about her inspiration for the logo design. “Flowers are such beautiful and delicate things and we see them every day, and sometimes take them for granted. By showing the Earth as a plant, it represents that we can and should cultivate and protect our planet, just as we defend a garden or precious flower.” Kunes’ winning logo design will be used as the official logo of the 43rd

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Get second opinion for those furnace repairs Some area homeowners are questioning if the new furnace they bought was really necessary. They bought it after being told their old furnace was dangerous and needed to be fixed or replaced. Many, like Sally Harrison, spent thousands of dollars on new furnaces. Last December Harrison was getting a routine cleaning for the furnace in her Maineville home. Suddenly, the serviceman told her he found a dangerous crack in the heat exchanger and was shutting down the furnace in the dead of winter. “I was suspicious and I said to him, ‘How do I know that you’re not one

of those companies that they reported on the news.’ He said, ‘Because we use a scope Howard to show Ain you where HEY HOWARD! the crack is,’” Harrison said. Harrison said she was told the crack could lead to the carbon monoxide death of everyone in the house. “He said it was a safety issue so he tagged it. He put a little red tag on it and he turned it off because he said it’s got to be shut down because it’s a safety risk,” she said.

The serviceman then checked the other furnace in Harrison’s house, found the same problem and shut it down too. “I think there was a scare tactic used. I think it was convenient that there was a person available within an hour to sell me new ones and they could install them immediately the next day,” Harrison said. A neighbor, Kathy Kilroy, was told all three of the furnaces in her house were hazardous. All three were red tagged and turned off. Kilroy said she ended up replacing all her furnaces as well. “When they tell you

that your life is at stake, you definitely can’t stay in the house without the furnace running so you do something immediately,” Kilroy said. Kilroy said she later learned others in the neighborhood had encountered the same thing. “I know of three other people that have done that. Basically the same company, the same furnace,” she said. Although many homeowners replaced their furnaces right away, some sought out second opinions. Kilroy said about one neighbor, “She had two other companies come in and they both said the furnace was not

defective. There were no cracks and their furnace was completely reliable.” I contacted the heating contractor and received this statement: “In the past year our experienced technicians have found approximately 1,000 cracked heat exchangers in customers’ furnaces and have recommended that they replace these parts to prevent unsafe conditions in their homes. Based on industry standards, the presence of abnormal splits, cracks or holes in a heat exchanger required that it be replaced. With time, abnormal cracks could allow harmful gases into the home and it’s our

obligation to communicate this risk to the customer” The heating contractor acknowledged to me other HVAC companies don’t always agree with their findings. It says federal regulators are now investigating. Bottom line, if someone tells you your furnace is bad and wants to shut it down, immediately contact Duke Energy or another furnace expert and get a second opinion. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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I am sure you know it’s important to keep balance in your life. But I’m not talking about balancing your time and activities, I’m talking about balancing yourself – that is, fall prevention. As people age, their muscles grow weaker and they experience a loss of strength partly due to an increasingly sedentary life. Bones, too, beLinda come more Eppler brittle and CARING & are more SHARING easily broken. Because of these facts, one of the greatest fears older people have is the fear of falling. It is estimated that one in three people over the age of 65 fall each year. If you have already experienced a fall, then it is time to take positive steps toward preventing another one. Many older adults who have concerns about falling tend to restrict their activities. It’s important not to let your fear of falling limit socialization, which can lead to depression. Clermont Senior Services is offering a class that will help you reduce your risk of falling and overcome your fear. A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activities levels. The program was developed by a grant from the Administration of Aging and recognized by the American Society on Aging. Judy Barnes is the Matter of Balance coach and is an ACE certified personal trainer/group exercise coach. She also teaches a

Strength and Balance class at Union Township. Her students love her enthusiasm and ability to make classes fun. You may not know it, but a large portion of falls are preventable. MOB acknowledges the risk of falling, but emphasizes practical coping strategies to reduce this concern. Participants in this class learn to view falls as controllable. They set goals for increasing activity and make changes to reduce fall risks at home. And they learn exercises specifically designed to increase strength and balance. Participants also find ways to change their environment to reduce fall risk factors. If you have fallen in the past or have restricted activities because of concerns over falling, this class is for you. If you are concerned about falls or are interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength, then you too should attend this program. Class time includes group discussion, problem-solving, skill-building, assertiveness and exercise training, and learning to shift from negative to positive thinking patterns. The Matter of Balance Class is at the Clermont Senior Services Lifelong Learning Center located in the Union Township Civic Center. The cost is $25 for the eight-week series, which begins Wednesday, April 17, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The cost includes healthy snacks and a notebook full of information. To register or for information, call 947-7333.

Linda Eppler is the director of Community Services for Clermont Senior Services.

Immunizations benefit all National Infant Immunization Week begins April 20. This annual observance promotes the benefits of immunizations and improves the health of children age 2 and younger. Since 1994, local and state public health agencies, healthcare providers, community leaders and the CDC have worked to highlight the positive impact of vaccination on the lives of infants and children and call attention to immuni-

zation achievements. Several important milestones have been reached in controlling vaccine preventable disease among infants and adults worldwide. Vaccines have dramatically reduced infant deaths and diseases due to vaccine preventable diseases in the U.S. Highlights of the advances made include: To learn more , contact the Clermont County General Health District at 735-8413.


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Ole Fisherman builds ‘walls of water’ for plantings » Howdy folks, Last Wednesday, we attended a Senior Services meeting on James Sauls Drive. This used to be Front Wheel Drive. The name changed to honor Mr. Sauls. After the meeting, Ruth Ann and I went to the home of the lady that was the bridesmaid at our wedding. This gal has been a close friend of Ruth Ann’s for many years, since they were in school together. She had a wonderful noon meal for us. She lives off Eight Mile Road, and has a very beautiful home. She feeds birds, squirrels and has a feeder with peanuts for the squirrels. If a squirrel wants a peanut, it takes its nose, lifts the lid, gets a nut, then sits on top so another squirrel can’t get a nut. That afternoon, at 3:30 we went with a group of our Bethel United Methodist Church people down to Lower Price Hill to help serve food. There was a big crowd. There were nine of us that went to the Kroger Company who furnishes the food and we and several other churches serve it to them. Our group takes several bags of good clothes down for the folks to get. The folks that were there to eat kept thanking all of us for what we do. By the time we got home both of us were very tired. It is always good when folks can show love and concern for our brothers and sisters. The Lord said in Matthew 25:40, “Verily I say Unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these brethren, ye have done it unto me.” On Thursday morning I pruned the shrubs in front of our home and got more raised beds ready to plant. Maybe this cold weather like it is will keep the fruit trees from blooming and the frost killing them. Ruth Ann

and I put "walls of water” in one raised bed, ready to put tomatoes in in about two weeks. George Last Rooks Friday, OLE FISHERMAN Tony and Kate brought lunch to share with us. Then Tony helped me put five “walls of water” in another raised bed. This was the first time he had helped put them up. Last Friday evening, Ruth Ann and I went to our daughter Debby’s to watch the coloring of eggs. Our great granddaughter, that is 2-1/2 years old, was helping. This is the first year she has really helped color eggs. This was a wonderful evening to see our children and grandchildren helping and watching the little one. To have a close family that shows love for each other and watch a great granddaughter, that was so interested in helping color the eggs - God is so good. On Sunday after the noon meal, Bobby and the other fellers and gals put eggs out for the children to hunt. Now this might surprise you. I had a video camera and it seemed it was on a little girl named Brooklyn all the time. Well, it did get some of the other kids. Our other daughter, Pauline and her family, had guests at their home, on Easter Sunday. We will get together with them later. On Saturday afternoon, Ruth Ann and Debby went to a bridal shower for Kayla, our future granddaughter-in-law. She and Ralph our grandson, will get married on May 4 on the beach here at East Fork. The shower was at the home of some friends of her mother’s. Pauline, Kayla, baby

Ralphie, Ralph’s mother and two sisters were there, too. So Ruth Ann got to hold our greatgrandson a little. It was near Aurora, Indiana. There was a good bunch of folks there. While they were gone, I went fishing and cleaned 23 nice crappie. I always use minnows and the fish were feeding good. Now when it gets warmer, I will take my fishing gal to the lake here at East Fork. Monday morning, we started the day by going to Carney’s Feed Mill and got bird feed that they mix themselves and it is good. Then we went to Grants Greenhouses and got some cabbage and broccoli plants. They have so many beautiful plants ready to go. They also have bee supplies, seed potatoes, onion sets and other garden items. Remember their open house will be Saturday, April 20, and Sunday, April 21. The last Crappie tournament was a good one even though the cold weather. The winner with

seven crappie had 6 pounds 8 ounces, second had 6 pounds 6 ounces, third had 6 pounds 4 ounces, and the big crappie weighed 1.5 pounds. The next crappie tournament will be April 14. Fishing is good. Looks like a good year for fishing so get started. The next Lions Club

Pancake breakfast will be Saturday, April 20, from 7:30 a.m. til 10:30 a.m. at the Bethel-Tate High School, 3420 Ohio 125. Then the Grant Vocational Community Appreciation dinner will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 20. So you can eat breakfast, go plant shopping and have dinner that

evening. Start your week by going to the house of worship of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God bless all. More later.

George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.


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Arrests/citations Juvenile, 14, , drug possession, paraphernalia, March 22. Thomas Gold, 36, 692 Austrian Court, driving under influence, drug possession, paraphernalia, March 22. Ramona L. Arbic, 52, 6950 Paxton Road, unauthorized use, March 23. Jeanette Bell, 40, 5634 Naomi Drive, domestic violence, March 24. William J. Cione, 43, 2877 Mossy Brink, drug paraphernalia, driving under suspension, March 24.

Incidents/investigations Burglary Attempt made to enter residence at 5708 Longfield Drive, March 22. Copper wire and piping taken; $9,000 at 1371 Finch Lane, March 22. Criminal damage Porch light shot out at 659 Brooklyn Ave. No. 1, March 19. Subject broke cellphone at Grammas Pizza at Ohio 28, March 19. Mailbox damaged at 6323 S. Devonshire Drive, March 23. Windows shot with BB gun at 6005 Buckwheat Road, March 22. Mailbox damaged at 1131 Glen Echo Lane, March 24. Criminal simulation Counterfeit $20 bill passed at Ameristop at Ohio 28, March 19. Criminal trespass Trespassing on property of Miami Hill Swim Club at Rainbow Trail, March 22. Domestic violence At Naomi Drive, March 24. Fraud Female stated ID used with no authorization at 1295 Michael Lane, March 25. Menacing by stalking Female reported offense at 10 Commons Drive, March 22. Public indecency Male exposed himself at 6065 Donna Jay, March 24. Rape Offense involved juvenile at

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 6000 block of Grist Mill Court, March 19. Theft Donation jar of money taken off counter at Circle K; about $50 at Ohio 28, March 19. GPs unit, etc. taken from vehicle; $170 at 2600 Arrowhead Trail, March 20. CDs and radio taken from vehicle; $250 at 204 Arrowhead Trail, March 20. Copper wire taken from cellphone tower; $2,000 at Price Road, March 20. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $158 at Ohio 28, March 20. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $21.14 at Ohio 50, March 20. Bracelets taken from residence; $3,200 at 2901 Traverse Creek, March 21. Scrap metal taken at Live Oaks School; $250 at Buckwheat Road, March 22. Tools taken; $515 at 6065 Donna Jay, March 22. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $26 at Branch Hill Guinea Pike, March 23. DVDs taken from Circle K; $50 at Ohio 28, March 23. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $20 at Branch Hill Guinea Pike, March 24. Various credit cards taken from coat at 5900 Meadow Creek, March 25. Unauthorized use 2006 Dodge not returned to owner at 6950 Paxton Road, March 23.

MILFORD Arrests/citations

Cassandra Goins, 21, 4155 Fox Run Trail, contempt of court, March 25. Krisstopher R. Lacy, 34, homeless, warrant, March 25. Terri A. Morgan, 33, 927 Mohawk Trail, warrant, March 26. India York, 35, 2116 Oakbrook, contempt of court, March 26. Lonnie McKinney Jr., 32, 551 Prospect, contempt of court, March 27. Joshua E. Shriner, 24, 801 Edgecombe, complicity, warrant, March 27. Angelina D. Mays, 23, 588 E. Mitchell Ave., contempt of court, March 27. Vaughn Bush, 27, 3807 Brotherton, warrant, March 28. Nicole Peugh, 20, 957 Riverside, drug abuse, possession, March 28. Timothy Riggs, 26, 16259 Malady Lane, warrant, March 28. Amanda Wesley, 23, 6814 Plum , contempt of court, March 28. Jaime E. Miller, 36, 55 Bobby Drive, contempt of court, March 28. Michael T. Jeffries, 18, 322 Elm Crest, endangering, criminal damage, March 28. Matthew J. Lovell, 28, 5308 Oakcrest, contempt of court, March 30. Donna J. Grose, 50, 4430 Kitty Lane, contempt of court, March 31. Justin S. Palmer, 27, 1825 Oakbrook, assault, March 31. Richard E. Peaco, 29, no address given, assault, March 31. Andrew T. Hadley, 22, 7767 Bolender Road, theft, March 31. Richard L. Norris, 40, homeless,

tampering with evidence, failure to comply, illegal assembly of chemicals for manufacture of drugs, April 1. John A. Lloyd, 35, 5971 Buckwheat Road, tampering with evidence, failure to comply, illegal assembly of chemicals for manufacture of drugs, April 1.

Incidents/investigations Assault At 1815 Oakbrook, March 31. Breaking and entering At 1102 Main St., March 27. Criminal damage At 201 Edgecombe, March 29. Endangering, criminal damage At 991 Lila Ave., March 27. Theft At 2155 Oakbrook Place, March 25. At Chamber Drive, March 29. At 100 Chamber Drive, March 30. At 1102 Main St., March 31. At 201 Chamber Drive, March 31.

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Anthony Polly, 32, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 406Aa, theft. Ronald Beetz, 60, 2510 Gibbs Road, resisting arrest, failure to comply. Kenneth Young, 67, 6822 Bunkerwood, domestic violence. Justin Goubeaux, 42, 1781 Parker Road, endangering children, domestic violence, marijuana possession, paraphernalia abusing harmful intoxicants. Jennifer Younginger, 40, 1781 Parker Road, endangering children . Mark Cope, 36, 2208 Hill Ave., failure to comply with officer, falsification.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated robbery At 1607 Ohio 28 No. C, March 18. Assault At 207 Gateway, March 20. Criminal damage At 2350 Cedarville Road, March 18. Criminal trespass At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 136F, March 18. Disorder At 1781 Parker Road, March 16.

At 1569 Ohio 28, March 20. At 48 Bobby Drive, March 20. Dispute At 2534 McHenry Road, March 16. At 1986 Main St., March 17. At 6459 Ohio 132, March 17. At 2186 Ohio 28, March 17. At 5876 Marsh Circle, March 19. Domestic violence At Goshen Road, March 18. Theft At 6888 Clubside Drive, March 20. At 6725 Dick Flynn, March 20.

CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests/citations Tosha L Wainscott, 30, 206 W. 2nd St. Silvergrove, possession of drugs - heroin, tampering w/evidence at 4302 Batavia Meadows Drive, Batavia, March 29. Keith Lee Tydings, 49, homeless, Amelia, theft at 78 Lucy Creek, Amelia, March 28. Samantha Rae Centers, 27, 603 Markley Ave., Georgetown, passing bad checks at 6339 Marathon Edenton Road, Goshen, March 26. Jason Edward Sayers, 29, 2333 Ohio 222, New Richmond, fugitive from justice at 4430 Ohio 222, Batavia, March 25. Juvenile, 15, domestic violence, Amelia, March 25. Robert James Kapellas, 30, 439 Maplecroft Court, fugitive from justice at 4700 Filager Road, Batavia, March 25. Sonia Marie Gillespie, 35, 4441 Kitty Lane, Batavia, fugitive from justice at 4700 Filager Road, Batavia, March 25. Lindsey Decota Reeves, 22, 200 University No. 112, Batavia, domestic violence at 200 University Lane, Apt. 112, Batavia, March 26. Timothy Ray Caldwell, 19, 200 University Lane, Apt 112, Batavia, domestic violence at 200 University Lane, Apt. 112, Batavia, March 26. Juvenile, 17, possession of drugs - marijuana, Batavia, March 26. Juvenile, 16, possession of drugs - marijuana, Batavia, March 26. Juvenile, 15, possession of drugs

- marijuana, Batavia, March 26. Brandon M. Brock, 22, 316 Coffee Street, Felicity, receiving stolen property at 2554 Saltair Maple Road, Bethel, March 31. Earl William Stamm, 32, 316 Coffee St., P.O. 53, Felicity, receiving stolen property at 2554 Saltair Maple Road, Bethel, March 31. Juvenile, disorderly conduct, Batavia, March 26. Juvenile, failure to disclose personal information - committing, has committed, or about to commit criminal offense, Batavia, March 26. Joshua Shahan, 25, 2938 South Bantam Road, Bethel, possessing drug abuse instruments, possession of drugs at 2630 Ohio 222, New Richmond, March 27. Juvenile, 13, domestic violence, Batavia, March 27. Aaron William Stoner, 21, 3889 Old Savannah Drive, No. 10, Cincinnati, theft at 4430 Ohio 222, Batavia, March 27. Jennifer J. Zeis, 48, 40 Pine Bridge Drive, Amelia, endangering children at 2055 300 Hospital Drive, Batavia, March 27. David K. Stillings, 39, 2265 Berry Road, Amelia, driving while under the influence of alcohol/ drugs at Bethel New Richmond Road and Jett Hill Road, New Richmond, March 27. Victoria Marie Gans, 19, 500 University Lane Apt. 104, Batavia, endangering children create substantial risk of harm at 500 University Lane, Batavia, March 28. Alexsis Eryn Sexton, 19, 700 University No. 103, Batavia, endangering children - abuse, endangering children - create substantial risk of harm at 500 University Lane, Batavia, March 28. Zachary Robert Maynard, 21, 52 Robin Way Drive, Amelia, criminal damaging/endangering, drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs - marijuana at 700 University Lane, Batavia, March 28.

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DEATHS Virginia Decker Virginia Frances Decker, 94, Milford, died March 31. Survived by children Judie Seitz, Lawrence, Jerry Decker; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters. Preceded in death by husband Carl Decker. Services were April 3 at St. Andrew Church. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati.

Iva Jean Dillman Iva Jean Dillman, 82, Milford, died March 23. Survived by husband Donald Dillman; children Mickey (Jack) Forbes, Jeff Dillman; siblings Ralph Nauglebaugh, Evelyn Claunch; grandchildren Amanda, Natalie, David, Sarah; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death buy brother Bob Nauglebaugh. Services were March 4 at Crossroads Church. Arrangements by Craver-Riggs Funeral Home.

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-in-law 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.

Clara Johnson Clara Mae Johnson, 81, Goshen Township, died April 2. She was a cook for Frisch’s. Survived by children Carl, Linda “Punky” Johnson, Glenda (Charlie) Feuerbach; sisters Leoma Woosley, Hazel Wiseman, Ann Allen, Sarah Thacker, twin Effie Moore; grandchildren Racheal Brush, Matthew Feuerbach, Kris, Stacey Johnson, Todd, Eric Dunn; great-grandchildren Ryan Brush, Cooper, Eli, Nate Feuerbach, Carson Johnson, Gary


ABOUT OBITUARIES Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge. Call 2487128 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details. Lambert, Haley Childers, Clara, Lillie, Corbie Dunn, Cameron, Logan Henderson; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in Johnson death by husband Corbie Johnson, parents Uncas, Birdie Howard, siblings Edith, Mary Johnson, Lucille Webb, Junior, Earl Howard. Services were April 6 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597.

Juanita Manker Juanita Newton Manker, 84, Milford, died April 2. Survived by husband Glenn Manker; children Andy (Judith), Sue (Craig Cox), Steve (Grace Richardson), Jerry Manker; grandchildren Faith, Jaz, Jared, Austin (AshManker ley), Haley Manker; great-grandchildren Lilli, Ariah, Trenten, Aurora. Arrangements by CraverRiggs Funeral Home. Memorials to: Clermont Senior Services, 2085 James E. Sauls Sr. Drive, Batavia, OH 45103 or Via Quest Hospice, 100 Elmwood Park Drive, Suite 201, West Carrollton, OH 45449.

Tim Rodgers Michael Timothy Rodgers, 57, died March 29. He was an operations manager for TransStates. Survived by children Stacee, T.J. Rodgers; granddaughter Skye Rodgers; parents Paul, Dorothy Bridges Lorentz;

brothers Jeff Rodgers, Butch Lorentz. Preceded in death by brother James Rodgers Jr. Services were April 6 at the First Baptist Church of Goshen. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home.

Aaron Wells Aaron W. Wells, 25, Milford, died April 2. Survived by parents Randy, Shari Wells; siblings Randy Jr., Evan, Korynn Wells, Mindy Tincher; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Services were April 8 at Craver-Riggs Funeral Home.

Donnie Witt Donnie Ray Witt, 66, Miami Township, died April 3. He was in computer operations and facility maintenance at General Electric. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam era, and a member of Monterey Baptist Church, Goshen Lodge 119 F&AM and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6562. Survived by wife Teresa Sears Witt; children Chris (Pam) Witt, Angie Raitz, Tonya (Troy), Tim Miller, Sonya Garrison; grandchildren Kristin, Troy, Andrea, McKenna, Savanah Miller, Samantha, Noah Witt, Cortnie Ertel, Lauren Raitz, Haley, Josey, Eli Garrison; greatgrandchildren Paytin, Selena, Sierra Hurley, Gynjer Ertel, Blayden Arnett; sisters Inez Howard, Betty (Jim) Frazier; mother-in-law Opal Sears; sister-in-law Geneva Witt; nephew Jeff (Mary) Witt, many other nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Otis, Hestel Robbins Witt, brother J.C. Witt, father-in-law Edward Sears. Services were April 6 at the Monterey Baptist Church. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to Monterey Baptist Church.

MARRIAGE LICENSES Gerald Lindsey, 63, 237 N. Front St., Williamsburg, disabled veteran, and Teresa Conway, 29, 5085 Romohr, Cincinnati, retired. Ronald Newman III, 26, 225 Ash St., Bethel, student, and Traci McQueary, 24, 1785 Ohio 28, Goshen, manager. Christopher Race, 28, 1511Henson, Bethel, laborer, and Sarah Burkhart, 26, 1967 Old State Road, Mt. Orab, customer service. Terry Flarida, 56, 129 N. Main, Bethel, lock/dam operator, and Rebecca Taylor, 58, 129 N. Main, Bethel. Jeremy Cutshall, 19, 321 W. Water St., Bethel, U.S. Navy, and Jenna Schmidt, 18, 878 Staghorn, Cincinnati. Jeremy Sand, 33, 1362 Nicholas Drive, Loveland, press operator, and Moriah Gray, 29, 1934 Glady Road, Fayetteville, car dealer. Timothy Schaller, 18, 125 Starling No. 5, Bethel, student, and Eleanor Stelter, 18, 125 Starling No. 5, Bethel, student. James Sylvester, 36, 5630 Pleasant View, Milford, R N, and Kasey Walsh, 27, 362 Heritage Ridge, Blanchester,

RN. Jon Davidson, 23, 3524 Ohio 756, Felicity, account executive, and Kari Rudduck, 24, 229 Ellis Run, Wilmington, occupational therapist. Stephen Thompson, 32, 3716 Fomorin, Williamsburg, contractor, and Rachel Forche, 26, 970 Craig Lane, Milford, optician. Brandon Illies, 26, 1069 Ohio 133, Felicity, research scientist, and Megan Jones, 24, 214 Wagner Road, Felicity, customer care representative. Christopher Lewis, 26, 404 Heritage Green, Monroe, EMT, and Veronica Walker, 22, 2460 Bantam Road, Bethel, pet stylist. Anthony Shearer, 26, 142 Winding Trails, Williamsburg, production leader, and Jennifer Gragg, 25, 142 Winding Trails, Williamsburg, pharmacy technician. John Snider, 49, 3666 Ohio 125, Bethel, security officer, and Dana Abner, 47, 3666 Ohio 125, Bethel, teacher.

Jacob Flores, 35, 8771 Ohio 505, Feesburg, USAF, and Jennifer Ireton, 31, 537 Davis Road, Cincinnati, administrative assistant. Jason Mays, 27, 942 Ohio 133, Felicity, and Sheryl Dean, 37, 942 Ohio 133, Felicity. William Sayre, 29, 3240 Pitzer Road, Bethel, pipefitter, and Stephanie Heitman, 29, 3240 Pitzer Road, Bethel, homemaker. David Haas, 43, 7763 Cedarville Court, Cincinnati, ink tech, and Ginny Garrison, 39, 3602 Todds Run Foster Road, Williamsburg, banker.

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2557 Allegro Lane, Scott Dearth to American Homes 4 Rent Properties Four, 0.1110 acre, $118,000. 6131 Misty Creek Drive, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Kevin Miller & Danielle Davis, 0.2330 acre, $136,000. 1351 Norma Lane, Morris Collette, et al. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., 0.4610 acre, $60,000. 6116 Southern Hills Drive, Bank of New York Mellon to Laura & Nicholas George, 0.2420 acre, $172,253.


6530 Branch Hill Miamiville Road, Dorothy McCarthy to Eric Camper, 0.2500 acre, $85,000. 5421 Buckingham Lane, Karl & Cari Kehr to James & Christine Huber, 9.7540 acre, $560,000. 5954 Courtney Place, First Title Agency Inc. to American Homes 4 Rent Properties Four, 0.1650 acre, $154,000. 1059 David Court, Dorothy & John Cain to Steven & Jennifer Waite, 0.5700 acre, $170,000. 1126 Glen Echo Lane, James & Paige Stoker to Chris Bohn & Deanna Montgomery, 0.4850 acre, $256,000. 5699 Highland Terrace, William Rosselot to Kristi & Thomas McKenney, 0.9780 acre, $222,900.

ABOUT REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Clermont County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Clermont County Auditor Linda L. Fraley. Some listings may not include complete information. 6339 Lake Ridge Court, Julio & Rosalina Lozano to Roger Griffin, 0.7420 acre, $184,900. 748 Lou Anne Lane, Deborah Brokamp, et al. to Wells Fargo Bank NA, 0.4590 acre, $60,000. 710 Milford Hills Drive, Christopher & Jennifer Boyers to Matthew & Jilliam Jackson, 0.5470 acre, $167,500. 6036 Mill Row Court, Jack & Sheila Turner trustees to Charles Noe, 0.4670 acre, $144,000. 6231 Rusher Court, Timothy & Diane Lillibridge to Sirva Relocation Credit LLC, 0.4590 acre, $203,000. 6231 Rustler Court, Sirva Relocation Credit LLC to Matthew Geyman & Amanda McDonough, 0.4590 acre, $203,000. 6236 Shagbark Drive, James & Kimberly Foreman to Brian & Gretchen Bodmer, 1.0300 acre, $183,500. 6733 Surlyn Court, Gary & Kellene Ellexson to National Resi-


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Hal Homes, Cincinnati, pool house-Willows Bend, 554 Silver Leaf, Miami Township, $125,000. Margulies Peruzzi Architects, Boston, MA., alter-American Dental, 5976 Meijer Drive. Miami Township, $608,000. Cincinnati Construction Management, Loveland, alter, 6281 Tri-Ridge, Miami Township, $405,000. Suresite, Cleveland, antennaSprint, 1546 Ohio 131, Miami

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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. 1001756080


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RELIGION Christ Presbyterian Church

The community is invoted to an Italian-inspired Broadway dinner and musical called Broadway Italiano at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the church. The evening inclues an Italian meal, signing waiters and trivia. Tickets are $10 for ault and $5 for children age 5 and under. Call the church for tickets. The church is at 5657 Pleasant View Drive, Miami Township; 831-9100.

Clough United Methodist Church

Clough United Methodist Church and the Highway Disciples invite wheelchairs, tricycles, bicycles and quads to join motorcycles for the annual blessing to be held from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at the church. The Highway Disciples are a motorcycle ministry who share their love of riding and their love of God with the eastern Cincinnati area through outreach and service projects. The blessing will begin with prayers for safety on the road followed by motorcyclists taking an hour ride through the community. Kickstands will go up at 1:30 p.m. Gold Star cheese coneys will be available for $1 throughout the afternoon and a special coney eating contest will take place at 1 p.m. Participants in the eating contest will register that day and prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place. Unlimited $1 coupons for cheese coneys can be bought at the blessing and redeemed any time at the Mt. Washington Gold Star Chili and at the Rivers Edge Milford Gold Star Chili. Baked goods provided by the Clough United Methodist Youth Group also will be on sale. All proceeds from the sale of food will benefit the church youth group and children’s ministries. In addition to the new coney eating contest, other features include photo opportunities for riders, special activities and games for children, cornhole for adults and live music by the band Model Behavior throughout the afternoon. A zumba demonstration led by Susan Hardoerfer at 2:45 p.m. will end the festivities. Riders and non-riders of all ages are invited to this event and to Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. Dress for the day is casual. For more information about the

ABOUT RELIGION Religion news is published at no charge on a space-available basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. » E-mail announcements to, with “Religion” in the subject line. » Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. » Mail to: Community Press, Attention: Andrea Reeves, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140. Highway Disciples, visit their facebook page Highway Disciples M M. The church is at 2010 Wolfangel Road, Anderson Township, 231-4301; visit

Epiphany United Methodist Church

Members are putting their faith and community outreach into action and embarking on an aggressive goals to support the 2020 community outreach plans. Epiphany currently supports about 30 missions - in Loveland/Milford/ Greater Cincinnati, nationally and internationally. Saturday, May 18, in support of the mission outreach efforts, members will host the first Super Saturday Mission Day. The goal is to get more than 200 church and community volunteers to support eight feature missions for the day including, Matthew 25: Ministries, Habitat for Humanity, Military Mailings and Food Collection/Donation. Make direct inquiries to the office at 513-6779866. 6635 Loveland-Miamiville Road, Loveland.

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;;

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;

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; 677-7600.


Pastor returns home to form new church By Keith BieryGolick

The bible can be difficult to understand, but the pastor of a new church in Milford hopes to strengthen the east side of Cincinnati’s connection with Christ by deciphering the holy text. “The messages are expository speeches,” said Nathaniel Pringle, pastor of Eastside Community Bible Church. “Our goal is to organize our ministry based on scriptural and biblical principles.” The church is currently studying the book of Ephesians from the Old Testament. Pringle, 35, was born in Columbus, Ohio. He received his Master of Divinity - the professional degree for pastors at Bob Jones University in South Carolina where he counseled students as the assistant dean of men following graduation.

Pringle returned to Ohio last summer and with support from the Ohio Bible Commission began services with the Eastside Community Bible Church. “We connected with several families looking to join a bible church,” he said, stating that an accessible location in the Homewood Suites of the Hilton hotel on 600 Chamber Drive played a big role in the decision. “After talking it over, speaking with people and praying on it, (this) is where we decided.” About 15 to 20 people attend services regularly, Pringle said, but the church is organizing a Community Launch service April 14. The service will act as an orientation for new members. It will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will be followed by a meet-and-greet lunch. For more information, visit the church’s website:

Meijer Eastgate to double matching donations Eastgate Meijer will double match every Simply Give donation April 12 and April 13 to help the Mercyworks Food Pantry feed the Hungry in the Eastgate area and Clermont County. Donations can be made at the Meijer Eastgate store checkouts by using the instore food donation card. Every $10 becomes $30, every $100 becomes $300 to “simply give” the Mercyworks Food Pantry more opportunities to feed neighbors and the com-

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