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Glen Este varsity softball coach Tim Gregory might be a league rival of Milford varsity softball coach Christy Foster, but that didn’t stop him from proposing to her before their Wednesday, April 7, game. The two have been dating for two and a half years. After they finished going over the game’s ground rules, Gregory got down on one knee and asked Foster to spend the rest of her life with him. FULL STORY, B1

Volunteers sought for Clean & Green


Goshen to apply for grants

By Mary Dannemiller

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Goshen Township is hoping to get about $500,000 in grants from Clermont County to pay for new tornado sirens, a new storm sewer and new equipment storage facilities for the service department. There is about $650,000 available for government entities in the county through Community Development Block Grants, said Community and Economic Development Director Lou Ethridge. “These are dollars from the federal government that are allocated to the counties,” he said. “It’s for brick and mortar projects that are predominately in areas where residents have low-to-moderate income.” Ethridge is sending the county

applications for a $320,000 storm sewer project, $100,000 service department facilities and $70,000 for four tornado sirens. “The storm sewer project between Main Street and Plum Street is the big ticket item,” Ethridge said. Goshen Trustee Ray Autenrieb said though the storm sewer project is asking for a big chunk of the county’s grant money, the current sewer needs to be replaced. “When we have a lot of rain, water just sits in the storm sewer because they’re old clay pipes and they’re crushed,” he said. “The water just sits there which draws mosquitoes and insects. It’s very unsanitary so hopefully we’ll be able to move forward.” The new service department facilities would include a new storage building for equipment and a

portable salt barn, Ethridge said. “We literally have a horse barn that the service department has been making use of to store road maintenance equipment,” he said. “There is a desperate need for more space and with this CDBG grant we’d be able to take down the old barn and replace it with structures that are more portable.” Right now the township only has one tornado warning siren, located on the fire station on Ohio 28, and can only be heard by residents living within a mile and a half of the station, Ethridge said. “We’re asking for four additional weather warning sirens,” he said. “Four will cover the areas with the highest concentration of the population that fits the low-tomoderate income model, especially the trailer parks because they’re

Volunteers are needed for the annual Clermont 20/20 Clean and Green Spring Litter Pickup Saturday, April 17. The 9 a.m. to noon event will be held at numerous staging areas throughout the county. “Our priority is to do a spring cleanup in Clermont County and remove litter and debris from our roadways and parks” said organizer Becky Ploucha. FULL STORY, A4

Sumo teacher

Goshen Middle School teacher Ashlie Adkins, dressed in a sumo wrestler outfit, competes in a “Rock Your World” competition at the school April 9. During assemblies, teachers and students dressed in sumo outfits raced to see who could reach the green ball first. Competitors were asked questions to help prepare students for the Ohio Achievement Assessments.

Candidates seek primary nomination

Archie Wilson is running unopposed for Clermont County commissioner in the Republican primary. Linda Fraley is seeking reelection as county auditor. She also is running unopposed for the Republican nomination in the May 4 primary. See how they answered questions about Clermont County. FULL STORY, A5

Employment help available

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most susceptible to catastrophic damage.” Autenrieb said if the county does not award the township grant money for the sirens, other grants should be pursued. “They’re extremely important because there are so many people who don’t get notification,” he said. Though competition for the grant money will be fierce, Ethridge is hopeful the township will have at least one request honored. “Goshen has not been the recipient of block grant money in the past and a lot of that has to do with the competition that’s been out there,” he said. “The sirens and the storm sewer are seriously needed. We’ve always been optimistic and we’ve tried to do our best on this one.”


Newtonsville to pave West Amity Street By Kellie Geist

Although the county said they couldn’t do it with grant money, the Newtonsville village council has decided to pave West Amity Street. The road, which belongs to the village, is what’s known as a paper street – a street that is recorded, but not paved or marked. The village council originally planned the pave the street with money from last year’s community development block grant from Clermont County. However, when a number of residents complained that paving the street would be an improper use of tax money, Clermont County Grants Coordinator Jim Taylor encouraged council to amend the grant and leave West Amity Street unpaved. There also were concerns about paving the street because it would largely benefit council member

Gerald Werner, who owns 17 acres at the end of the easement. Then, in December, outgoing council members Liz Smith and Christina Chambers made and seconded a motion to pave the street with village funds in the spring of 2010. “We just wanted to finish all our streets. Get them paved and done,” Mayor Jason Ritter said. He also said council can’t avoid maintaining a street because it could benefit a council member. “In a small town, there could be a council member on every street,” Ritter said. Ritter said council received letters from Werner and Amity Street property owner David McCall requesting that the street be paved. Both expressed the need for access to their properties. “It’s a platted street in the (Clermont County) Recorder’s Office and it should be treated the same as any other street in the village,” Werner said.

But some residents still aren’t happy with the village’s decision. Julie White and Maggie Gilbert, daughters of Carolyn Schmurr whose backyard includes part of West Amity Street, gathered more than 60 signatures for a petition against paving the street. “Certainly if Mr. Werner wanted to develop his 17 acres or if Mr. McCall couldn’t get to his property, I would understand putting in the street,” White said. “But that’s not been discussed and no one has ever made an issue about the street being unpaved.” “Paving that street is just a waste of taxpayer dollars, especially when you’re in a small village and there are other things that money should be used for,” White said. White said she didn’t think the petition would keep council from paving the road, but she wanted them to see there were residents against the motion. She said residents also are con-

cerned about the road’s future maintenance. “If they are going to put that road in, and I’m sure they will, they need to treat it like every other road. They need to put up street signs and dead-end road signs and they need to install a street light,” White said. She said her mother is concerned about drivers’ safety on a dark, dead end road. Ritter said council has talked briefly about putting up a street light and signs, but wasn’t sure what the residents’ preference would be. He said having signs and street lights could be discussed. The bids to pave the street were between $9,000 and $10,000, Ritter said, and the project was incorporated into the 2010 budget. The paving should take place this summer if a bid is accepted. Council was expected to discuss this issue during their April 13 meeting. Brought to you by:



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A group of fifth-graders from Girl Scout Troop 46645 had tea at the Promont House Museum during their Spring Break Wednesday, April 7. All but one of the troop members are all from St. Andrew-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. From front are: Kate Schaeffer, Abby Jane Conard and Rebekah Radloff.

Girl Scout Troop 46645 Leader Joyce Wendelken, of Miami Township, passes a plate of goodies to Alexis Robinson. The troop visited the Promont House Museum and met with members of the Greater Milford Area Historical Society as part of their Local Lore badge. Also pictured, from left are: Maggie Miller and Jessi Wendelken.


Greater Milford Area Historical Society volunteer Sue Grone, center, pours tea for assistant troop leader Nancy Conard and Meadowview Elementary School fifth-grader Maggie Miller. The ladies of Troop 46645 visited the Promont House Museum to earn their Local Lore badge.

Mystery library, historical society start book club By Kellie Geist


The Olde Milford Library, or the Milford Mystery Library, has an area available for reading and research and a number of books that are available for purchase.

Nestled in a old, stone building on Water Street in Milford is something not many communities can boast – a library dedicated to mysteries and thrillers. Originally built as a meeting place for the Agricultural and Horticultural Society in the 1830s, the structure later served as Milford’s first free standing public library starting in 1902.

After the Milford Public Library separated from the Clermont County Public Library in 1983, the Milford Public Library began to specialize in mysteries and thrillers. It also houses the John M. Pattison library collection. Today the building is known as the Milford Mystery Library and is run completely by volunteers. The library volunteers have partnered with the Greater Milford Area Historical Society to create a book club

focused on mysteries and historical titles. “We have talked about doing something like this for a long time. We’ve exchanged books and talked about them amongst ourselves for a while and we thought it would be fun to have an actual book club,” said Donna Amann, administrator of the historical society. “We also wanted to do something with the mystery library, so this was perfect.” Sara Doepke, president of


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the Milford Mystery Library, said she hopes the book club will help the library reach more members of the community. “We’re excited to work with the historical society on this,” Doepke said. “I’m hoping the club will help us get more exposure and bring more people into the library.” The club, temporary dubbed the History Readers Mystery Book Club, held its first meeting Tuesday, April 6, and decided to read “A Reliable Wife” by Robert Goolrick. The club will rotate meetings at the Milford Mystery Library, 19 Water St., and the Promont House Museum, 906 Main St. The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 4 at the mystery library and everyone is welcome to attend. While the book club will read mostly histories and mysteries, club chair Mary Lou Rose said it won’t be limited to those types of stories. “There are so many neat people and stories we can read about ... But how awesome will it be to read historical books in historical places. I think it gives us the right ambiance,” Rose said. Doepke said the Milford Mystery Library also has a number of the new bestsellers that are especially popular with their dedicated readers. While many books can be checked out, others, including


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History Readers Mystery Book Club

First club selection: “A Reliable Wife,” by Robert Goolrick. First meeting: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, at the Milford Mystery Library, 19 Water St. Next club selection: “The Colonel and Little Missie: Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley, and the Beginnings of Superstardom in America,” by Larry McMurtry. Next meeting: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, at the Promont House Museum, 906 Main St. For more information, contact the Greater Milford Area Historical Society at 2480324. the Pattison collection, must be read in the library. Doepke said the library does have a reading room and coffee maker for visitors who want to curl up with a good book or do research. “Anyone can just drop in and make themselves at home,” she said. The Milford Mystery Library is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 248-1256. The Promont House Museum also has an extensive library of a different sort. Historical society volunteer and librarian Kathy McCurdy said the society’s collection mostly focuses local family and building history as well as genealogy. “Just about everybody who tours the museum stops to look at the library,” she said. The library can be accessed during the museum’s regular hours or by appointment. The museum is open from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday. To make an appointment or for more information, call 248-0324.


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April 14, 2010


BRIEFS Committee to meet

MILFORD – The Citizens Housing Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, April 19, in the city council chambers, 745 Center St.

Butterfly workshop

BATAVIA TWP. – Fanciful creatures that do not bite or sting, butterflies are among our most desirable wildlife neighbors. But many people barely even notice them. Enter the world of the butterfly at a free workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the Harsha Lake Visitor Center, for this program geared toward adults and older children. Light refreshments and hand-outs will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. This workshop is offered free of charge by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Pre-registration is required. Call the Ranger at (513) 7976081 for more information and an agenda. The Harsha Lake Visitor Center is on Slade Road just off Ohio 222 about five miles south of Batavia.

Road to be closed

GOSHEN TWP. – From 7 a.m. Monday, April 19, until 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, Ohio 132 between Ohio 28 and Ohio 131, north of Short Ohio 48, will be closed to replace a culvert under the Woodville Pike approaches to Ohio 132 in Goshen Township. The detour for northbound Ohio 132 traffic will be west on Ohio 131 to north on Buckwheat Road to east on Ohio 28. Southbound Ohio 132 traffic will use the same detour in reverse. Detour is an additional 4.51 miles or about six minutes. From 7 a.m. Monday, April 19, until 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, Woodville Pike between Ohio 28 and Goshen Road will

be closed for this work. The detour for eastbound Woodville Pike traffic will be east on Ohio 28 to south on Goshen Road, with westbound Woodville Pike traffic using the same detour in reverse. Detour is an additional 1.39 miles or about two minutes. For additional information on lane and road closures caused by construction, accidents or other related traffic events, visit

Culvert to be replaced

GOSHEN TWP. – From 7 a.m. Thursday, April 15, until 5 p.m. Friday, April 16, Ohio 48 will be closed south of Gibson Road for culvert replacement. The detour for northbound Ohio 48 traffic will be west on Ohio 28 to north on Branch Hill-Guinea Pike to east on Loveland-Miamiville Road to east on Paxton Road. Southbound Ohio 48 traffic will use the same detour in reverse. The detour is an additional 2.95 miles or about five minutes. For additional information on lane and road closures caused by construction, accidents or other related traffic events, visit

Poll workers needed

MIAMI TWP. – The Clermont County Board of Elections needs 25 more poll workers, for the Democrat party, to help run the Tuesday, May 4, Primary election in Miami Township. Independent registered voters may work as a poll worker for the Democratic Party. If you are a registered Democrat or non-partisan voter in Clermont County and live in Miami Township, or are willing to travel to Miami

Township to work, call the board of elections at (513) 732-7275. All poll workers will be trained. Poll workers will receive $130 for their service.

Planning meeting set

MILFORD – The Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, in the city council chambers, 745 Center St. The purpose of the meeting will be to review two requests. The first is a request from Bob Huxell to install a 6square-foot sign at 200 Main Street. The property is zoned B-2 and is in the Old Mill Overlay district. The city staff made the second request. This request will be for the planning commission to review the Baker Drive final plat. Currently, Baker Drive is a private street, but the city is proposing to acquire 30 feet of right of way from four parcels to create a dedicated right of way. Baker Drive, which is next to Baker Feed and Seed, is commonly used as a cut through from Ohio 28 to Lila Avenue. The commission also will discuss a text amendment to permit private recreation in the Old Milford Overlay district and any other business appropriate to come before the commission.

Texas Hold ‘Em tourney

AMELIA – The Msrg. Gerdes Council of the Knights of Columbus will host no limit Texas Hold ‘Em Tournaments at 7 p.m. Friday, April 16; noon, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at their meeting hall, 1800 Ohio Pike in Amelia. Cash payouts will be made at the end of each tournament, with $1,000 paid for first place, based on 60 or more players in the tournament.

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Proceeds of this event will benefit of the Gift of Time Respite Cooperative, a program operated by Clerco, Inc. and the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities. The Gift of Time program offers safe and interactive activities for children and adults with disabilities to enjoy while their families run errands and take care of other important business. It operates as a cooperative, in which families who use the respite service can volunteer their time to assist other families at future events. For entry fees, payouts and other information regarding the Texas Hold ‘Em tournaments, call 513-732-4921.

Photo seminar

MIAMI TWP. – The Greater Milford Events & Arts Council will hold its spring meeting with guest speaker and photographic artist Robert Glutz from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, at the Leming House in Miami Township’s Community Park on Buckwheat Road. The title of the seminar is “Photographing Our Beautiful World.” Glutz will describe camera set up and how to attract and take bird and nature photographs. He will talk about composition, placement, camera angles and if there is time, exposure. Glutz started in photography in 1972, and has a Bachelors of Art degree in portraiture and color technology from Brooks Institute of Photographic Arts and Sciences. He has taught high school, adult education, and has spoken at professional photography seminars. He lives in Miami Township. For samples of his work, visit Glutz recently displayed his photographic art at the Miami Township Art Show.

The public is invited to attend. Refreshments and a brief meeting begin at 7 p.m. The seminar begins at 7:30 p.m. For information about the council, visit

Lapham to speak

CLERMONT COUNTY – Cincinnati Bengals commentator and former all-star lineman Dave Lapham will be the featured speaker at this year’s Clermont County Township Association banquet Thursday, April 29. The banquet will start at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner, served by Grant Career Center’s Culinary Department, at

7 p.m. The banquet will be held at the Grant Career Center, 718 W. Plane St., in Bethel. For information about attending the banquet, contact your local board of trustees.

Zoning meeting

WAYNE TWP. – The zoning commission members will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, to discuss zoning on the No. 5 Road property. For more information, contact the Wayne Township Hall at 625-8124.


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April 14, 2010

Election complaint against judge dismissed By Theresa L. Herron


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Sugar Cupcakery employee Dawn Johnson, of Milford, hands a chocolate cupcake to Brittany Hicks, of West Virginia during the AllyBeads Bridal Show Friday, March 5.

Employment help available By Kellie Geist

For some people, finding a job might be as easy as sifting through the classifieds, but if you need a little more than a Saturday morning and a newspaper, Workforce One of Clermont County might be able to help. Workforce One, 756 Old Ohio 74, offers a wide variety of resources including helping youth get diplomas, teaching adults how to read, offering classes for general education and training and offering resources for things like resume preparation and job searches. “We can work with anyone who is unemployed or underemployed ... Anyone who is looking for a new or better job,” said Workforce One of Clermont County Director Ted Groman. The center helps prepare people for employment, but the staff does not place anyone in jobs. Also, there are no eligibility requirements. Groman said when a client comes in the door, they can work with a representative to determine if they are immediately employable or if they need additional education or training. “Sometimes it’s just a matter of helping someone with their resume and interviewing skills,” Groman said. People can visit Workforce One at any time, but if someone is unemployed, Groman said it’s best if they can come in for assistance before their benefits run out. “Sooner is always better than later,” he said. Groman said the partner-

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ships available at the Clermont County Workforce One location is really what makes it an excellent resource for residents of the county. A wide variety of local and state agencies have offices at the center including the county’s probation officers, adult literacy, the Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown Counties, Ohio Rehabilitation Service Commission, legal aid, mature services, the Department of Job and Family Services, Child Focus and LifePoint Solutions (formerly Clermont Counseling Center). “Those partnerships are for the convenience of the people coming through the door. Regardless of a person’s situation, it’s likely there’s an agency here that can assist them,” Groman said. “It’s also helpful because there’s a lot of information sharing. Our staff knows how to make good referrals because they share the break room with people in all these different agencies.” The Workforce Investment Board, which includes the Workforce One locations in Clermont, Brown and Adams counties presented their annual report to the Clermont County commissioners Monday, March 29. Jeff Weber, executive director of the board, said last year’s requests for services in those three counties


Hiring event with Workforce One

Workforce One of Clermont County will hold a hiring event specifically for people who have been laid off and companies who are recruiting new workers. Workforce One has some money to help pay for retraining workers and they are looking to place employees at local companies. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, April 19, at Receptions in Loveland, 40681 Loveland-Madeira Road. For more information, call Workforce One of Clermont County at 943-3000. were up 23 percent from 2008 while job creation and new economic development investments were down about 30 percent. “Those numbers give you an idea of the number of people needing services. Needless to say, it’s been a challenge,” Weber said. But while available jobs are fewer than before the economic recession, there is some good news. Ohio has allocated $264,000 for three Workforce One locations to enhance their computers and train staff. There also is a new Web application the centers will be using to track and monitor customer usage and services. On a regional level, the Clermont County Workforce One location will be working with a number of agencies in the Tristate to address employer skill gaps with a $250,000 United States Department of Labor grant.




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The Ohio Elections Commission today dismissed a complaint filed against Thomas Herman by his opponent Daniel Breyer. Both are seeking the Republican nomination for judge in the Clermont County Court of Common Pleas. Breyer filed the complaint April 5 stating Herman “deliberately engaged in a pattern of misconduct in order to circumvent the election laws in the state of Ohio and confuse voters in Clermont County.” Specifically, Breyer said Herman called himself a judge making it sound like he is an incumbent common pleas judge. Also, Breyer argued a statement made by Herman in the flyer – “Clermont County Republican’s choice” – was an effort to

say he is the endorsed candidate. In January, Herman and Breyer asked for the endorsement of the Clermont County Republican Central Committee, but neither candidate received enough votes. As a result, no candidate was endorsed in this race. Herman currently is a Clermont County Municipal Court judge. Breyer is the Clermont County chief deputy prosecutor. “The election commission dismissed the complaint,” Herman said after the hearing ended in Columbus. “It is over. (The election commission) found no probable cause. I am very gratified.” “It was scary,” Herman said. “I didn’t think I was doing anything wrong.” Herman did agree to

change some wording in an absentee election campaign piece to be sent out, said Joe Braun, an attorney representing Breyer. “The whole reason (Breyer) filed the complaint is because the materials are misleading to voters,” Braun said. “We don’t want voters to be confused.” Herman absolutely denied agreeing to change any wording, as Braun offered before the hearing. Herman said he wanted the hearing to proceed to let the election commission rule. Herman said he is considering clarifying a sentence in an absentee campaign mailer that invites people to his court room. People are able to observe the proceedings in his court any day and after court is finished, can ask him questions, the judge said.

Gala to benefit CASA For Clermont Kids By John Seney

A Derby-themed gala will help fund an agency that protects the interests of children. The CASA For Clermont Kids spring charity benefit will be 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. April 30 at Receptions East, 4450 Eastgate Blvd. Executive Director Amanda List said the event will include dinner, live entertainment, silent and live auctions and raffle baskets. CASA, which stands for court appointed special advocates, represents the best interests of abused, neglected and dependent children who have been introduced into the legal system as a result of

the actions of others. “We are the voice of a child in the court system,” List said. Barry Nelson, president of the CASA board of trustees, said the gala is one of two fundraisers the agency holds every year. The other is a golf outing, but the gala is the bigger one. “It brings in 40 percent of the budget,” he said. Nelson said CASA is a “very worthwhile organization” that has a low profile. “We are quietly doing our own thing,” he said. He said that with the help of fundraising efforts, the agency can grow and add employees. List said she hopes to

raise $30,000 from the event. “That would be wonderful,” she said. The money goes to general offices expenses and to recruit and train volunteers to serve as the child advocates and court representatives. The agency relies on volunteers, with only one fulltime and three part-time staff members. There are about 26 volunteers now working with CASA, with another 15 in training. For more information on the gala or CASA For Clermont Kids, contact List at 735-7233 or see the Web site:

Volunteers to make Clermont greener Volunteers are needed for the annual Clermont 20/20 Clean and Green Spring Litter Pickup Saturday, April 17. The 9 a.m. to noon event will be held at numerous staging areas throughout the county. “Our priority is to do a spring cleanup in Clermont County and remove litter and debris from our roadways and parks” said organizer Becky Ploucha. She said the event also is a way to get residents and businesses involved in the community and to provide a positive experience for children to continue volunteer-

ing. Volunteers will be provided with trash bags and Tshirts. After the cleanup, those participating are invited to a free cookout. The staging areas: • Groh Park in Amelia. • Batavia Township Community Center, 1535 Clough Pike. • Burke Park in Bethel. • South Park in Felicity. • Goshen Township Hall, 6757 Goshen Road. • Milford City Hall, 745 Center St. • Miami Township fire station, 5900 McPicken Drive. • Gauche Park in Owensville. • Veterans Memorial Park in Union Township. • Williamsburg Community Center, 107 W. Main St. (10 a.m. to noon) • St. Thomas More shelter, 800 Ohio Pike, Withamsville.

In New Richmond, there will be a litter pickup and a clothing and computer drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 18. The staging area for the litter pickup will be the downtown bandstand. The clothing drive is seeking interview-appropriate attire for women and contemporary prom dresses. The clothing items and old computers can be dropped off at the Rogers House, 307 Front St. For more information about the Clermont 20/20 Clean and Green Spring Litter Pickup see the Web site or call Becky Ploucha at 7539222.

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Wilson looks for Republican nomination for commissioner Archie Wilson of Batavia Township is seeking the Republican nomination for Clermont County commissioner. He is running unopposed for the nomination in the primary and there is no Democrat on the ballot. The filing deadline for independents is May 3. Clermont County Commissioner Scott Croswell is expected to run for re-election as an independent. 1. The county is embarking on a number of large transportation projects in the next few years, especially through the CCTID. Are transportation improve ments a priority for you? What is the importance of transportation in Clermont County? Transportation is a top priority with me. It is a key ingredient for everything from bringing business to Clermont County, to helping our citizens get where they want to go. As a Batavia Township trustee, I have been frustrated with the dollars and time spent on studies for Ohio 32. The current

congestion on 32 hampers the whole county because it is the “gateway to the east.” It has Wilson been studied to death and it is time that we put a shovel to the ground and get this situation corrected. 2. Clermont County receives a large portion of its funding through sales tax. However, the county loses an estimat ed $5 million a year in “leakage” because of people shopping in other counties. How do you propose reduc ing that leakage? Leakage, as you describe it, does not just occur because of people shopping in surrounding counties. We also benefit from the residents of eastern counties shopping here in Clermont County. Internet shopping has been on a steady incline and now with jobs being lost people do not have the extra money to spend. When people get back to

work their spending will increase and sales tax revenues will go up. Until then we must limit our spending because increasing taxes is not an option. Going back to transportation and the 32 corridor, continual improved road conditions to our shopping areas will make the Eastgate area a more desirable place to shop. 3. Clermont County is watching the general fund budget closely. While the county is not in a financial condition as bad as some neighboring counties, fur loughs and lay offs have been discussed if the gener al fund receipts fall below what is projected. What do you think of these ideas? Do you have better ideas? I have never judged how good I am doing by how bad others are doing. In other words, when I hear “we are not in as bad shape as some other communities” that does not become a factor in my commitment to live within our resources. Some options that were discussed such as mandatory,

across-the-board furloughs are ridiculous. The first step should be to reduce spending in other areas before laying off people and adding to the already high unemployment in Ohio. Asking the lower level employee to do without 10 to 20 days of pay is significantly more severe than asking middle or top management to sacrifice. Sacrifices should be made at the top if furloughs would become a necessity. 4. Because of this year’s budget cuts, Clermont County Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg laid off nine corrections officers last year, which meant closing 80 beds in the jail. This increased the waiting list problem at the jail. What is your solution? Speaking from experience, the man who murdered my father was released on parole only to murder again within a year. People want and desire to feel safe and I truly believe this is more important in this economy than conducting more 32 corridor studies. I have been robbed

to the people and getting more people employed.

twice this year, once at my home and the other took place at my company. The sheriff and township police did their part and caught the criminals. We must maintain the safety and welfare of our citizens and I believe that the criminals must do the time for their crime. We must find the dollars to get jail space opened and we need to assist the sheriff in finding cost savings processes and work with state lawmakers to establish more reasonable rules to house non-violent criminals which would result in reducing costs. 5. The county’s economic development efforts have been a hot-button issue this year. Do you agree with the current efforts or do you have another plan? It is not a matter of agreeing or disagreeing with the effort. It all comes back

6. What qualifications and experience would you bring to the county commissioner position? I bring 32 years of experience in the private sector along with the experience I have gained by serving on numerous boards throughout the county. I believe in the old saying: One walks before he runs. My experience in grassroots government as a township trustee has allowed me the opportunity to hear the concerns of the townships and villages throughout the county. You don’t know the wants and priorities of our citizens if you are not out among them. I share their concerns about open government and I will bring transparency to county government. I believe the people desire the truth, and I also believe people can handle the truth and deserve nothing less than the truth.

Croswell a possible candidate for Clermont County commissioner Archie Wilson will be the only candidate running for commissioner on the May 4 primary ballot, but he may not be the only choice in November. Incumbent Scott Croswell, who did not receive the Republican Party endorsement, may file as an independent. “I have gathered well over

1,000 signatures from people in the community who volunteered to pass my petitions. I am seriously considering filing and running as an independent because I believe the citizens of this county should be given a choice of who to vote for and not have their vote determined by the insiders of the Republican Party,” Croswell said.

“I have been elected twice as a Republican. I won twice without the party’s endorsement and I am confident the citizens will vote for me as an independent,” he said. Croswell is considering running as an independent “because I believe the public has a right to a choice, not a (candidate) decided by the party insiders. I believe the

people who supported me in the past will support me in the future because I have the best for the county at heart,” he said. I’m a straight shooter regardless of the political fallout.” The deadline to file for independent candidates is May 3. David Lane, chair of the Clermont County Democratic Party,

said there will not be a Democrat on the ballot this year simply because no one in the party wanted the job. “We’ve fielded a candidate the last few times and we will do that in the future. It just so happens that, this time around, there just wasn’t any interest,” Lane said.

Fraley seeks fifth term as auditor Clermont County Auditor Linda Fraley is running for her fifth term in office and will be on the ballot for the Tuesday, May 4, primary election. She is seeking the Republican Party nominationl. Fraley answered the following questions about her experience as auditor and what she hopes to accomplish in her next term. 1. Why are you seeking reelection? I have never lost my enthusiasm and vision for serving the public. My commitment to the citizens of Clermont County to provide good customer service, open and easy access to public records and a continual review of operating procedures for efficiency and cost savings has not diminished. 2. What do you think Clermont County’s biggest challenge and if re-elected, how would you help address it? Clermont County’s biggest challenge is the same as most governments – provide services to its citizens within the resources (tax dollars) provided. This challenge becomes greater in today’s economy where revenues have not grown at the same rate as the demand for services, particularly in the areas of public safety and criminal justice. There is only one way to address this challenge and that is by a cooperative effort among all levels of government. Those elected need to work together as a team and be committed to eliminating duplication of effort and to controlling costs. 3. What has been your biggest accomplishment while in office? We have worked very

hard to cross train our staff so that we can provide quality service and at the same time keep staffing Fraley levels down. I am also proud of the computerization of our real estate system. Our Web site is a tool which provides financial information, detailed property information, a levy calculator, surveys and recorder information that is beneficial to both citizens and professionals. 4. What do you enjoy most about being auditor? I truly enjoy serving people. When I can help a person work through something, I feel like I have made a difference. I receive a lot of calls from people who don't know where to begin to find help and my office provides them with the information they need to get answers or points them in the right direction. 5. What goals do you have that you would like to accomplish during your next term? I would like to continue with my efforts to serve the public and continue to seek ways to make our office more efficient. In my current term I have been responsible for the implementation of a new financial system for the county. This system is designed to provide efficiencies of operation for all departments by eliminating duplication of effort, redesigning work processes and utilizing advanced Web technology. The development of this system will not only make county government more transparent, but also more efficient.

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Milford academic team has winning season The 2009-2010 Milford High School Academic Quiz Team varsity squad completed the season 73-0 in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division and 8-5-1 overall. The junior varsity team completed the season 4-1 in the Buckeye Division and 5-2 overall. At the varsity level Milford was second in the Buckeye Division behind Loveland. The Eagles lost two matches against Loveland by one point and by two points. Milford was fifth in the FAVC overall behind teams that didn’t compete against Walnut Hills, a perennial academic team powerhouse.

Members of this season’s varsity squad were Joe Brune, Chris Foster, Jake Harrington, Evan Hilderbrand, Cameron Hodge, Sarah Kruse, Karen Kuhn and Ryan McHenry. Junior varsity players were Tim Foster, Matt Luhn, Hannah Newton, Julie Peck, Caitlin Presley, Sarah Stocker and Wyatt Underwood. Harrington and McHenry were named first team in the FAVC’s Buckeye Division, and Cameron Hodge was named second team.

Major awards summary, varsity

• Eagle award (hard work, dedication, discipline) – Karen Kuhn

• Sportsmanship award (integrity, honor, concern for others) – Karen Kuhn • Most valuable player – Jake Harrington • Most improved player – Chris Foster

Major awards summary, junior varsity

Eagle Award (hard work, dedication, discipline) – Tim Foster Sportsmanship Award (integrity, honor, concern for others) – Wyatt Underwood Most Valuable Player – Tim Foster Most Improved Player – Julie Peck

Season summary

Glen Este @ Milford (Buckeye Division) Varsity1. . . . . . . . . . . W 40-21 Junior Varsity . . . . . . W 42-29 Varsity2. . . . . . . . . . . W 45-29 Milford @ Talawanda (Non Division) Varsity1. . . . . . . . . . . W 34-33 Junior Varsity . . . . . . W 43-38 Varsity2. . . . . . . . . . . T 27-27 Walnut Hills @ Milford (Non Division) Varsity1. . . . . . . . . . . L 74-22 Junior Varsity . . . . . . L 44-41 Varsity2. . . . . . . . . . . L 56-33 Milford @ Harrison (Buckeye Division) Varsity1. . . . . . . . . . . W 37-27 Junior Varsity . . . . . . W 48-34 Varsity2. . . . . . . . . . . W 27-11

Loveland @ Milford (Buckeye Division) Varsity1. . . . . . . . . . . L 23-25 Junior Varsity . . . . . . W 37-28 Varsity2. . . . . . . . . . . L 37-36

Anderson @ Milford (Buckeye Division) Varsity1. . . . . . . . . . . W 50-35 Junior Varsity . . . . . . L 37-35 Varsity2. . . . . . . . . . . L 28-36 Milford @ Winton Woods (Buckeye Division) Varsity1. . . . . . . . . . . W 42-19 Junior Varsity . . . . . . 51-25 Varsity2. . . . . . . . . . . W 43-15 Varsity Buckeye 7-3-0 Junior Varsity Buckeye 4-1 Varsity Overall 8-5-1 Junior Varsity Overall 5-2 In the FAVC Buckeye tournament the academic team made it to the second round of the three-round tournament.

Super Service coming to Live Oaks


Students at McCormick Elementary recently learned about measuring. From left, Reilly Edwards and Evan Kreul search their classroom looking for objects about one foot long.

By Kellie Geist

Students at McCormick Elementary recently learned about measuring, where they measured different things including their classroom windows and each other’s feet. PROVIDED.

Students at McCormick Elementary recently learned about measuring. From left, Jeffrey Knuckles and Aaron Morgan use a ruler to check the perimeter of Morgan’s foot.


Students at McCormick Elementary recently learned about measuring. From left, Noah Nedelman and Sam Leatherwood help trace around one another’s foot to find the perimeter and area.

CNE won’t adjust grades

Clermont Northeastern schools won’t give weighted grades to students taking college level courses. At the March 18 school board meeting, high school Principal Matt Earley recommended against any change in the grading system for students in the Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) pro-

book fair also will take place at Live Oaks during Super Service Saturday, and visitors will be able to tour the labs and learn more about career programs available to high school students and adults. The services, and a hot dog lunch, are free. This is the third year for Super Service Saturday. Live Oaks dean of instruction Dan Cox said the idea came from teachers and staff. “We are a public school district, and it’s important to stay connected with our neighbors,” he said. “Our students, teachers and staff wanted to use their skills to serve the community that supports us.” Radio station WKRQ and the Q Crew will broadcast live from Live Oaks during the event. For more information, visit or call 6124902.

Veterans rally to require more history in Ohio schools

Measuring up

By John Seney

Super Service Saturday is coming to the Live Oaks Career Campus April 10. From 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., visitors to the Live Oaks/Great Oaks campus in Miami Township can visit the campus, see the labs and attend a carpentry workshop. They also can visit the petting zoo in the animal science lab and receive a mini-manicure from cosmetology students. Recycling of cell phones, appliances and computers will be handled by students in the heavy equipment operations program and computer technician and networking program. Automotive students will host a cruise-in and wash cars. Also, sports rehabilitation and therapy students and health technology students will conduct fitness tests. A craft show and Miami-Milford Township Branch Library

gram. The program allows students to take college courses and earn both college and high school credit. Last year, the school board voted to give weighted grades to students in advanced placement (AP) classes. Grades in AP courses now are weighted to give students taking those classes a higher grade point average. At the Feb. 18 board meeting, Michael Myers of Tomahawk Trail

said he thought students taking PSEO classes also should get weighted grades. Board member Patty Spencer asked for a recommendation at the March meeting. Earley said weighted grades were working fine for AP classes, but he was not in favor of the change for PSEO because the school has no direct supervision of those classes.

Leaders in the Clermont County veteran community are trying to convince the Ohio Department of Education to improve history and social studies standards, which are being rewritten. Executive Director of the Clermont County Veterans Service Commission Dan Bare said the veteran community needs to stress the importance of history and social studies in Ohio’s schools. “If we fail to give our kids the proper level of history, how can we expect them to be good, informed citizens? How can we expect them to have a sense of being a patriot?” Bare said. Bare hosted a meeting of educators, historians and veterans Feb. 23 to discuss the disconnect between how well schools and veterans think history is being taught. During the meeting, Bare asked Batavia Local School District Superintendent Barbara Bradley to rate how well she thinks the district is teaching history. Bradley gave the district a “B.” “I think we do a pretty good job of teaching history, but there’s always room to improve,” Bradley said. She said the district always welcomes veterans to visit the school and talk to the students. Batavia has school each Veterans Day to teach kids about veterans rather than just give them a day off, Bradley said. Veterans and historians, however, gave the district a “D” when it came to teaching history. “There was a drastic difference between what (Bradley) gave the district and what veterans and historians gave the district,” Bare said.

“This isn’t a reflection on Batavia, but on all Ohio schools.” Veterans and local historians, including Gary Knepp and Rick Crawford, also stressed the need to improve Ohio and local history lessons. “I am less than pleased with what’s going on in our classrooms when it comes to history. I think you have to know your own history to know your place in the world,” Knepp said. Knepp, who has written a number of books about history and Vietnam, serves on the Milford Exempted Village Local School District Board of Education. He also teaches history and political science at UC Clermont. “I think we do a lousy job of teaching the fundamentals of our history,” Knepp said. Bare said part of the problem is teachers have certain things they are required to teach in a short amount of time. Since history and social studies are not being tested in Ohio, they fall to the wayside, Bare said. “I think our teachers are wonderful folks, but they are faced with a tough decision. It’s like they have a five-gallon bucket. That bucket is already full, so when they have to add something, they have to take something else out,” Bare said. Since the meeting, Bare has sent out information about the state’s requirements to every veteran organization and group in the state to rally support. “Once we have their support, we’re going to sit down in one room with a handful of people and we’re going to decide how best to communicate this with the people in Columbus,” Bare said. “We need to send a message to Columbus to not adopt these standard without reworking the history standards.”



April 14, 2010


Cincinnati Museum Center visits Pattison Elementary Amy Wolfe’s second-grade class at Pattison Elementary learned all about dinosaurs Wednesday, April 7, during a demonstration by the Cincinnati Museum Center. Dan Striley, a science coordinator for outreach, taught the students about herbi-

vores, omnivores and fossils. Students also were able to use paint brushes to wipe the dirt away from dinosaur bones and learned what the dinosaurs looked like. MARY DANNEMILLER/STAFF

Grace Macke carefully brushes the dirt away from a dinosaur bone.

Alex Skinner shows how hard it was for a tyrannosaurus rex to use its small arms to touch its head.

Claire Perrin and Hannah Pierce demonstrate how brontosaurus used their long necks.

Max Steinmetz does his best tyrannosaurus rex impression.

Noah Cooper, Cameron Schaefer and Grace Macke dig for dinosaur bones.

Clermont Northeastern shares artwork Move over famous artists. Clermont Northeastern Elementary School artists are taking over the spotlight. Andrea Knoth, the school’s art teacher, has teamed up with Artsonia, – the world’s largest online kid’s art museum – to display the students’ artwork. Anyone can view the school gallery online at: Visitors can browse the artwork in the school gallery by grade level, or by specific exhibits. CNE Elementary School students join thousands of students from more than 100 countries whose artwork is showcased on Artsonia. “This program is a wonderful way to get parents and family

members more involved in art education,” said Knoth. All of Artsonia’s artwork, nearly five million and counting, are viewable online, and any teacher or parent can create an online art gallery for their child or school. Artsonia provides several online features such as fan clubs and personal guestbooks, as a way for families to encourage the creativi-

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This week in baseball

• Western Brown High School beat Goshen High School 10-9 in eight innings, April 2. Goshen’s Nate Godby and Thomas Gibson both went 2-4. • Turpin beat Goshen 2010, April 3. Goshen’s Nate Godby went 3-5 with two runs and two RBIs; Aaron Rogers went 2-3 with two runs and an RBI; Thomas Gibson went 2-4 with a run, two RBIs and two basehits; Alex Edwards went 2-2 with two RBIs. • CHCA beat Milford 10-9, April 3. CHCA’s Avery was the winning pitcher. Milford’s Ryan Houser went 2-4; Kevin Chaffin and Ted Litzler both went 2-3.

This week in track and field

• McNicholas girls placed second with a score of 131.66, April 7. McNick won the 4x800 meter relay in 10:22.72, and Amanda Bradley won the pole vault.

This week in softball

• Harrison High School beat Milford 5-4, April 2. Milford’s Sarah Alley went 2-4; Chelsea Gilman went 2-3 with two basehits; Brittany Norman went 2-3 with two basehits; Amber Bartrum went 2-3; Kahla Simmons went 2-3. Milford falls to 2-2 with the win. • Clermont Northeastern beat Milford 1-0, April 3. CNE’s Emily Anderson threw 17 strikeouts. CNE’s Kaitlyn Harcourt had one RBI. Milford’s Sarah Alley had two basehits. CNE advances to 12 with the win. Milford falls to 2-3. • Glen Este beat Milford 30, April 5. Milford falls to 2-3 with the loss. • Turpin beat McNicholas 7-1, April 6. McNick’s Birk went 2-4. McNick falls to 0-4 with the loss. • Clermont Northeastern beat Reading 3-0, April 6. CNE’s Emily Anderson had 16 strikeouts; Chelsae Osborn went 2-3; Jordan McGown had two basehits and an RBI. CNE advances to 2-2 with the win. • Glen Este beat Milford 10, April 7. Milford falls to 3-4 with the loss. • McNicholas beat Alter 40, April 7. McNick’s Jones pitched nine strikeouts; Carolyn Schoolfield had two basehits. McNick advances to 1-4 with the win.

This week in tennis

Bethel-Tate High School is in the lead 3-1 against Goshen High School, as of April 5. Part of the competition was postponed due to weather. The game between Goshen’s L. Kennedy and B. Kennedy vs. J. Houchin and H. Houchin ended 5-7, 7-6. The rest of that game has been postponed. Goshen’s King beat Willenbrink 6-0, 6-0.

April 14, 2010

HIGH SCHOOL | YOUTH | Editor Melanie Laughman | | 248-7573



Boys’ track numbers up in north Clermont good, too, but most of them are new to the sport.”

By Adam Turer

Numbers are up for the area’s three boys varsity track and field teams this season. Two teams are welcoming an increase of newcomers, while another returns a talented lineup set on making a run for a conference championship. Clermont Northeastern, Goshen, and Milford all have their sights set on a league title, but one team has a significant edge when it comes to experience.



Rockets head coach Jason Conley, an assistant football coach at the school, brought several CNE football players to spend the spring season participating on the track and field team. Although most of the boys on the roster are juniors, many are new to the sport. “We had a lot of football players come out this year,” said Conley. “Our goals are to get them more experience and get them comfortable in their events.” Juniors Jacob Hacker and Jake Sydnor will lead the Rockets’ strong sprint group. Both compete in the 100 meter dash and 4x100 relay. Hacker also runs the


Milford’s Nick Regueyra, seen here running the anchor leg of a 4x800 meter relay race in 2009, returns this season as a leader for the Eagle boys. 200, while Sydnor runs the 400. Senior Dylan Reynolds is the team’s best distance runner. Senior Jacob Fishback will lead the throwing

unit, throwing discus and shotput. “Our sprinters will be the key to our success,” Conley said. “Our throwers will be

Like the Rockets, the Warriors will have a team full of upperclassmen, but not much experience. Of the 35 boys on the roster, many are upperclassmen trying the sport for the first time. Head coach Gary Rutter was surprised to see how many upperclassmen came out for the first time this season. He has been coaching for 30 years, but has been retired from teaching for the past 10 years. “With no coaches in the school, it’s hard to recruit kids,” Rutter said. He attributed the interest in the program to its overall success since he’s been there. The Warriors battle with favorites New Richmond and Western Brown for the Southern Buckeye Conference championship each year, and finished third last season. “We’ve been very successful over the past 30 years,” said Rutter. This year’s squad is young and inexperienced. Rutter thinks their strength will be in the sprinting events. The Warriors’ depth will help them compete. “Our goal is to come back and be better than we were last year,” Rutter said.


The Eagles are the most experienced of the three area teams. Milford returns two regional qualifiers from last season and could add a few more this year. The Eagles also aim to overtake Anderson and Winton Woods in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division. Senior Nick Regueyra qualified for Regionals in the 800 meters and the 4x800 relay last season. He was a part of the FAVC champion 4x800 team. Junior Shawn Taylor qualified for Regionals in the 110 meter high hurdles. Taylor and senior Reggie Carson lead the Eagles’ 4x400 relay team. The upperclassmen leaders will be complemented by some talented youngsters. “We have a good mix of older and younger competitors,” said head coach Eric Kroell. The Eagles finished third in the FAVC last season and aim to improve on that finish this year. Kroell is also hopeful that Carson and some other Eagles can join Regueyra and Taylor at the regional meet. “We expect to compete for the league championship and qualify several athletes to the regional meet,” Kroell.

Experience low for girls’ track By Adam Turer

All three of the area’s girls track and field teams enter the 2010 season low on experience. Depth will be a big challenge for Clermont Northeastern and Goshen. Milford has more numbers, but still lacks in upperclass experience. Each program hopes to use this season to gain experience and build for the future.


The Rockets will rely on several first-year competitors this season. The team’s strength will be its sprinters. It may take some time for the newcomers to gain confidence in their events. “We have quite a few freshmen,” head coach Jason Conley said. “A lot of these girls are new to the sport.” Senior Jessica Urban is a veteran, although it is just her second year of

competing. Urban will throw discus and shotput. Junior Shelby Moore leads the sprinters, competing in the 100 and 200 meter dashes and the 4x100 relay. “Shelby has stepped up as a leader for the younger girls,” Conley said. This young team should continue to improve as the season goes on. The large group of freshmen will be counted on to score a lot of points in a lot of events. “We want to score a lot more points at the bigger meets and invitationals this year,” Conley said.


One thing the Warriors can count on is being exhausted after each meet. With only seven girls on the team, each will be counted on to compete in around four events per meet. “We are very few in numbers, but we can get most of the events covered,” head coach Gary Rutter said.

There is only one distance runner on the team. While they are small in number, most of the Warriors each have at least two years of varsity experience. That experience will be important as each girl will be counted on to compete in a variety of events. Aja Petit, Petra Bradley, Maegan and Sara Briggs, and Trenae Johnson are veterans with varsity experience. “Endurance at each meet will be our biggest challenge,” Rutter said.


The Eagles have depth, with 30 girls on the roster. However, only seven of them are juniors or seniors. Milford’s strengths will be in the high jump, long jump, and sprint relays. Morgan Wolcott and Megan Knight lead the jumpers and the sprint relay teams. Savannah Termuhlen is a top sprinter and also part of the sprint relay teams for the

Eagles. Milford does not return any regional qualifiers from last season. “We graduated a lot of points and experience from last year’s team,” head coach Shane Bartholomew said. Last season, Milford finished third in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division, behind Anderson and Loveland. Only 10 points separated the third-place Eagles from the championship. After coming so close to a title, the Eagles are hungry to get to the top. “Our goal is to win the conference championship,” Bartholomew said. “I think it will be a tight race again this year.” With some experienced leaders and an influx of young athletes, the Eagles could take over that top spot this season. The surge of youth in the program also bodes well for the future. “I think with the numbers and youth we have, we’ll be good this year and for the next two years,” said Bartholomew.

Rise to be roasted

This week in boys volleyball

• Milford beat Princeton 26-24, 25-18, 25-20, April 5. • Milford beat St. Henry 25-14, 25-14, 25-22, April 8.

Thomas More sets records

The Thomas More College baseball team set two school records April 2, with 32 runs and 30 hits in its 32-0 win over Geneva College in a Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) game at Thomas More Field. Sophomore Paul Uhl, a McNicholas High School graduate, improved his record to 4-1 on the season as he pitched five shutout innings giving up only two hits and striking out seven.

Titans triumph


The SASEAS fifth-grade Titans volleyball team celebrate being this year’s CYO fifth-grade league champs with a record of 26-4, as well as the CYO Division II City Champions. In front are Sarah Schwartz, Amy Wanamaker, Hannah Thierauf and Clara Listermann. In back are Maria Molett, Lillie Listermann, Kate Schaeffer, Hayden White and Lauren Hollander. Not pictured are coaches Judi Listermann and Jenny White.

A group of lifetime friends and understudies of George Rise will roast “The Coach” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 26, in the Blanchester High School auditeria. Rise has been a coach for more than 36 years. He has a lifetime head coaching record of 204-85-5. Rose coached at Goshen and Blanchester, from the Clermont County League in 1976 to the Fort Ancient Valley league and the Kenton Trace League in 2000. Honors include being named to the Clermont County Sports Hall of Fame in 2003, producing two

Lombardi Award winners while at Blanchester and being inducted into the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2007. Anyone who would like to attend the roast may make reservations by sending $20 per person, children 12 and under $12 to BDDC, Box 204, Blanchester, Ohio 45107. Reservations should be postmarked by April 21. Reservations also may be made at First National Bank of Blanchester or the NCB Bank in Blanchester. For more information, call 937-289-2461.

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Local teams get back on track – and field


The McNicholas track and field teams should be strong again as the team works to defend its league championships and strong postseason performances. The boys’ team graduated 16 seniors from the team that finished third in the district meet last year but the Rockets have a good group again this season. The distance runners lead the pack for McNick, as senior Matt Johnson qualified to state in cross country and was a district champ in the 1,600meter run last year. Jeff Griffiths is another standout distance runner for McNick. Juniors Jacob Boehm and David Lawrence will provide the depth for the distance runners. Sean Kelly is the only returning state qualifier from the 4x400 relay that qualified in 2009. He will lead the sprinters along with seniors Ian Lee and Jonnie Candito. Senior Corey Mai will be the top thrower and junior Rudy Scheildknecht will be the top pole vaulter.


McNick’s Matt Johnson runs the first leg of a relay for the Rockets last spring during the 2009 season. “We have a lot of talented runners who make our future look bright,” said head coach Dan Rosenbaum in an e-mail. “We also have two key additions in exchange students Jakob Kuebler and Alessandro Savoia. We want to win the GCL again, win the district title and qualify as many events as possible to state.” The girls’ team only lost four seniors from last year’s team but three of them own individual school records,

making it tough for the Rockets to replace them. The girls were league and district champs last year and were the regional runner-up. They finished 13th at state. The team qualified 21 events to the regional meet and nine to the state meet and Rosenbaum said the team wants to increase that this season. The Rockets will be led by junior Rebecca Weisshaar in the high jump, sen-


The Moeller track team should be one of the better area teams, and the Crusaders have a number of talented athletes, including Tom Tussey in the 1,600meter run and freshman Zach Hoffman, who finished seventh in the 800meter run in the prelims of the Coaches Classic at Mason. Patrick McCarty is another threat for Moeller and finished fifth in the prelims of the 3,200-meter run. Kyle Walker finished third in the 110-meter hurdles.

BRIEFLY More in baseball

• Milford beat Wyoming 20-10 in five innings, April 3. Milford’s Chris Ticherich was the winning pitcher. Milford’s Connor Ferguson went 2-3 with two basehits; Ryan Houser went 2-4; Wes Minton went 2-3 with three basehits and three RBIs; Trevor Cunningham went 3-4 with two basehits and four RBI; A.J. Wilson went 2-2 with three RBI; Kevin Chaffin had three RBI; and David Gillespie had two RBIs. Milford advances to 2-2 with the win. • Turpin beat Goshen 2110, April 3. Goshen’s Nate Godby went 3-5 with two basehits; Aaron Rogers went 2-3; Thomas Gibson went 2-4 with two basehits; Alex Edwards went 2-2. • Clermont Northeastern beat Goshen 5-2, April 5. CNE’s Seth Varner pitched six strikeouts; Taylor Shinkle went 2-3 with two runs; Ryan Krebs went 2-4 with two runs; Hunter Voshell went 2-2; Varner had two RBIs; Ryan Mummert had two RBIs and Troy Miller went 2-4. Goshen’s James Ashkraft went 2-3 and

Roenick Whitney had two basehits. CNE advances to 60 with the win. Goshen falls to 2-4. • Milford beat Glen Este 12-2 in five innings, April 5. Milford’s Nick Hittner pitched six strikeouts; Ferguson, Chris Ticherich and Houser had two basehits each; Wes Minton went 2-3 with three basehits; Trevor Cunningham had two basehits; Kevin Chaffin went 2-3 with two basehits and three RBIs; and David Gillespie had two basehits and two RBIs. Milford advances to 3-3 with the win. • Reading beat Clermont Northeastern 9-5, April 6. CNE’s Seth Varner and Troy Miller both went 2-4; Alex Gilkerson went 2-4 with four RBIs. CNE falls to 6-1 with the loss. • Milford beat New Richmond 12-1 in five innings, April 6. Milford’s Alley pitched seven strikeouts; Alley went 2-4 with two basehits and two RBIs; Norman had two RBIs; Woodall went 2-3 with two homeruns and two RBIs; and Boys went 2-3. Milford advances to 3-3 with the win.

• Milford beat Glen Este 17-1, April 7. Milford’s Frank Sullivan was the top-scorer; Connor Ferguson went 3-4 with three RBIs; Ryan Houser went 3-4; Wes Minton went 25 with two basehits and two RBIs; Keston Vonderhaar had two basehits; Chris Ticherich scored a homerun with two RBIs; David Gillespie went 3-4 with three RBIs and Ted Litzler went 2-3. Milford advances to 4-3 with the win. • Clermont Northeastern beat Bethel-Tate 12-1, April 7. Clermont’s Tanner Sanders pitched eight strikeouts; Taylor Shinkle went 2-3 with three RBIs; Ryan Krebs went 2-5; Ryan Mummert went 2-3; Tanner Sanders went 2-3. CNE advances to 7-1 with the win. • McNicholas beat Purcell Marian 14-1 in five innings, April 7. McNick’s Jesse Mehring was the winning pitcher; Craig Hyson went 3-3 with two basehits and four RBIs; Mike Staderman had two basehits; James Hunt had two basehits. McNick’ advances to 2-2 with the win. • New Richmond beat Goshen 5-2, April 7. Goshen’s

Taylor Day had two basehits and Eric Coleman scored a homerun. Goshen falls to 3-4 with the loss.

More in softball

• Clermont Northeastern beat Bethel-Tate 15-2, April 7. CNE’s Emily Anderson pitched 13 strikeouts; McKena Miller went 3-4 with two basehits, two runs and two RBIs; Anderson went 3-5 with two basehits and two RBIs; Chelsae Osborne went 3-5 with two RBIs; and Jennifer Werring went 4-5 with two runs. CNE advances to 3-2 with the win. • Clermont Northeastern beat McNicholas 2-0, April 8. CNE’s Anderson pitched 17 strikeouts. CNE advances to 4-2 with the win. McNicholas falls to 1-4.

Sand volleyball leagues

Cincinnati Sand Volleyball Club, 837 U.S. 50, Milford, is taking applications for sand volleyball leagues, both recreational and competitive. Leagues are offered to adults, grade school, high school and college students. Company leagues may also be formed. Doubles, triples, quads and sixperson teams are available. The park opened April 3 and leagues will begin April 19 for adults, June 1 for grade school and high school students and June 7 for college students. Register now and save $20 on the team league fee in honor of the club’s 20-year anniversary. The park is also available for rental. Register on line at, or call 831-4252.

Batavia seeks volleyball coach

Batavia High School is looking for a head varsity volleyball coach. Contact Athletic Director Terry Sheehan at 732-2341 or

Super Senior Slow Pitch Softball

Super Senior Softball League, which draws players from all over the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area, has five teams and would like to enroll at least 12 more seniors ages 73 and older to make up a sixth team to balance out the league. The purpose of the league is for fun, exercise and camaraderie among seniors who enjoy playing slow pitch and making friends. Super Senior Slow Pitch Softball

has its opening day on Wednesday, May 19, at the Blue Ash Fields on Grooms Road. All seniors will play and bat. Cost for the season is $15 per player. Call Bob Holbert at 513-831-5709 for more information. There is no admission for coming to watch a game.

Mitts soccer camp

St. Ursula graduate and U.S. women's national soccer team star defender Heather Mitts announced dates for the CBTS Heather Mitts Soccer Camp presented by Fifth Third Bank and Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine. The two-day event will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, June 28, and Tuesday, June 29, at Sycamore High School. Mitts will be on site to direct the activities of the camp and provide instruction. The camp will also feature a selection of the top prep and collegiate coaches in the Cincinnati area. The camp is open to all girls 6-14. In addition to eight hours of soccer instruction, all campers will receive an autographed camp team photo with Heather, a camp T-shirt, and the opportunity to win additional contests and prizes. Cost of the camp is $149. Campers are encouraged to register early, as spots are limited. Additional information and registration is available at or call 793-CAMP.


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ior Liz Scheidler in the 4x100 and 4x200, junior Tricia Walsh in the 4x100 and 4x200, junior Lauren Clark in the 4x800 and the 800, sophomore Kelsey Mueller in the 4x800 and 800, senior Catherine Paquette in the 4x800, sophomore Rebecca Heise in the high jump and the 4x800 and senior Colleen Kelly in the 4x200. Senior Haley Fitzpatrick was a state qualifier in the 300 hurdles in 2008 and will be a force again this season. Junior Sarah Hayes is a regional qualifier in the shot put and discus and sophomore Amanda Bradley is a regional qualifier in the pole vault. “These girls will be joined by a talented group of freshmen to help build on last year’s success,” Rosenbaum said.

The track and field season is officially under way for high school teams across the state of Ohio. The season culminates with the state championships at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium at Ohio State University June 4-5, as countless local athletes hope to vie for a state title. Here’s a look teams of interest:


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Community Journal North Clermont April 14, 2010


Five ways to help children in need

While many companies saw a decrease in business in 2009, the opposite was true for Clermont County Children’s Protective Services. Overall, the agency staff experienced a 26-percent increase in investigations compared to 2008. This includes a 10-percent increase in sexual abuse cases, 19-percent increase in neglect cases and a startling 55-percent increase in physical abuse investigations. On average in 2009, staff members had to remove one child from an abusive or neglectful parent every three days. Half of these children were removed because of their parents’ drug use. These were parents who used drugs during pregnancy, drove under the influence with their children in the car and parents who left their heroin syringes and drugs within reach of their children to be ingested and injured. Despite state and federal funding cuts, CPS has been able to provide a high level of service because of the children’s services levy. This community-supported levy is providing protection and services to the more than 300 children currently in the agency’s

care. Thank you. The staff members frequently receive calls from individuals and organizations that want to do more. Here are five ways to help give Tim Dick a child hope for a Community brighter tomorPress guest row: 1. Have your columnist church, company or organization host or sponsor an event/activity for our foster children. Call 7327173. 2. Become a foster parent. Visit 3. Be a child advocate by becoming a guardian ad litem. Visit 4. Sign up as an individual, family or team for the third annual Walk for Clermont Kids May 1. Visit 5. Invite children’s services to present information about child abuse prevention, foster care or adoption to your church, company or organization. Call 732-7173. Tim Dick is the deputy director of Clermont County Children’s Protective Services.

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CH@TROOM Last week’s question:

Do you agree with President Obama’s decision to open more coastal waters to oil and gas exploration? Why or why not? “Obama made that decision about offshore drilling purely to help his sagging poll numbers. He knows that exploring and drilling for oil and gas is very popular with the American people. “But he also knows that his administration has many loopholes that can be used down the road to prevent drilling in those very same areas. “This is very deceptive, but something I have come to expect from him. And, in a related action, which did not get nearly the same amount of press, he put other areas off limits for exploration. “Our continued national decision to ignore much of our oil and gas reserves and to fail to produce more nuclear energy is tragic. “It will produce higher energy costs, higher unemployment, and higher inflation, but far worse, it may cost American lives if we ever get into a war where our overseas energy sources are denied us. This is the definition of insanity.” T.H. “The U.S. Is critically dependent on foreign oil and gets jerked around by petro-rich countries because of it. We have untapped oil resources in our coastal waters





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This week’s question What’s your opinion of Chad Ochocinco’s non-football activities, like “Dancing with the Stars”? Every week The Community Journal asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to clermont@community with “chatroom” in the subject line. that could reduce our dependence. “What’s not to like, as long as the exploration is done in an environmentally responsible way? How can we let ourselves starve to death in the middle of a buffet line?” F.S.D. “If President Obama actually did open more coastal waters for oil and gas exploration that’s good news. However, I heard claims that while he gave more with one hand he reduced even more with the other. “American companies have the know-how to safely recover oil from the ocean depths without harming the environment. They can also do the same in the Alaskan wilderness.” R.V. “The only valid reason is that he is placating the Republicans in Congress. While I personally am not against legitimate drilling in known preserves, the amount of oil is negligible to the total we use. This may take some of the focus off greater efficiencies and renewable alternatives.” J.Z.



LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Goshen is proud community

We thank this community for its tremendous outpouring of love and support for one of our own – Charlie Anderson. Charlie has cancer and with mounting medical bills the people of this community came to his aid. Former Goshen Trustee Jim Allen spearheaded this effort along with the Heritage Hall & Banquet Center and Family Deli. We raised $14,000 for Charlie and his family. Monies were raised in many ways: Donations for a silent auction, tickets for dinner, people gave money and some gave of themselves. We also thank the Bradleys for their outstanding job in the kitchen. We could not have done this monumental task without them – their parents Gail and Bob Bradley should be proud. The Wallace family went above and beyond washing dishes, cleaning tables, serving meals, baking cakes – whatever was needed. A special thanks for the

Goshen Methodist Church. What an outstanding group. When we asked for desserts we were bombarded. The Printing Place printed tickets and Won Heart sang like angels. We at Heritage Hall & Family Deli are proud of our community. We were asked to help and we stepped up in grand style. Thank you Goshen – you made us proud. Mike and Lois (Pappas) Swift Terri (Pappas) Alderson Lou and Theresa Pappas Ohio 28 Goshen

Addressing article

I would like to address the article titled “Donation to help team provide military service” which began by saying that the Cinti Patriots took over the Tealtown baseball fields Memorial Day Tournament so they could focus more on veterans and the fallen veterans. The truth is that the original Memorial Day Tournament was

dedicated to a local captured soldier, SSG Keith “Matt” Maupin and the second tournament, after it was learned that Matt had been killed, honored all fallen heroes that have served our country. Is this not a true focus? Mr. and Mrs. Kevin McLaughlin, you were involved those first two years. How could you conveniently forget that a captured soldier and fallen heroes were the reason for the tournaments? I felt our veterans deserved to know the truth surrounding the original tournament while at the same time thank them for all they have done and continue to do. The SSG Keith “Matt” Maupin tournament still goes on with proceeds going for scholarships to the high schools where the fallen soldiers graduated and to the Yellow Ribbon Center. Carol Whitaker Supporter of the Matt Maupin Tournament Parfore Court Pierce Township

Save for a rainy day, and for retirement You’ve heard the saying before: Save for a rainy day. We’d like to suggest you save on a rainy day. Just as April’s showers bring May’s flowers, your savings today can help make your retirement savings flourish in the future. According to a recent survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute, 43 percent of Americans have saved less than $10,000 for retirement; 27 percent have saved less than $1,000. If you haven’t started already, now is the time to begin saving for your retirement, no matter what your age. If retirement is near, you’ll want to jump into the fast lane right away. If you’re younger and retirement seems a lifetime away, it’s still in your best interest to begin saving now, as compound interest will work to your advantage. Investors and financial advisors agree that saving when you’re young will make a world of difference when the time comes to draw on your retirement savings.

Don’t take our word for it. You can check out the numbers yourself. A great place to start figuring out how much you will need for retirement is to learn how much you could expect from Social Security. You can do that in minutes with Social Security’s online retirement estimator. The retirement estimator offers an instant and personalized estimate of your future retirement benefits based on your earnings record. Try it out at We encourage saving for retirement, but there are reasons to save for every stage of life. A great place to go for help is is the U.S. government’s Web site dedicated to teaching Americans the basics about financial education. Whether you are planning to buy a home, balancing your checkbook, or investing in your 401(k) plan, the resources on can help you do it better.

Throughout Luciano the site, you will DeLeon find important information from Community 20 federal agenPress guest cies government columnist wide. Another excellent resource is the Ballpark Estimator at This online tool takes complicated issues, like projected Social Security benefits and earnings assumptions on savings, and turns them into language and mathematics that are easy to understand. These online resources are a great way to spend a rainy day. And if you’re hungry for more, dive into a wealth of further information at Luciano DeLeon is the manager of the Batavia Social Security office. Do you have a question about Social Security? Would you like to schedule a free Social Security-related presentation for your group or organization? E-mail your question or speaker request to

Political leaders must reject threats, violence Occasionally, events in the political arena motivate me to the point of actually writing a letter to the editor. Today, the ongoing struggle over health insurance legislation has finally roused my ire. Unfortunately, the passion of extremists on both sides has boiled over, resulting in some very ugly acts directed at elected representatives. Our local congresswoman, Jean Schmidt, was the target of a least one these threats. On March 25 Rep. Schmidt released a nasty recorded message that was phoned into her office by a thug that apparently disagrees with her. This kind of activity is totally out of bounds. As a member of Clermont County’s Democratic Party leadership, I feel it necessary to state that we condemn this sort of activity. If the individual who made the call is reading this article, he needs to know we don’t need his support. If you are active in our party, please get out. Frequently, our party disagrees with Jean Schmidt, but we do

respect and honor the commitment she has made to serve the community. Robust political debate is necessary for democracy to thrive, but tactics of intimiRich Jordan dation and fear be Community shouldn’t encouraged or tolPress Guest erated. Columnist On the politics of health care reform, the legislative process has ended but the struggle continues. Leaders of the Republican Party have promised to campaign on repeal and President Obama seems willing to accept the challenge. Passage of the legislation has energized our progressive base and Democratic office holders and candidates are lining up behind the President. The 2010 election campaign has begun and it appears as though it will be as contentious as

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ever. To all of you who love to campaign and revel in the political turmoil, I hope to see you at the polls. In Clermont County, Democrats may not be a strong political force, but we are looking forward to the days ahead. We’re confident that President Obama, Speaker Pelosi and senate Democrats will define the issues and shape the debate. Birth certificates, death panels and gun control will not be on the agenda. Election Day, I believe it will be very clear where Rep. Schmidt and Rob Portman stand on financial institution regulation, education reform and investment in job creation. Local Democrats will be working hard to persuade people to our point of view and increase our candidates’ district and statewide vote totals. Happy campaigning, to all. Rich Jordan is vice-chair of the Clermont County Democratic Party’s Central Committee. He lives on Jeb Stuart Drive in Milford.



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Glen Este coach pitches marriage to Milford coach By Mary Dannemiller


Pete DeLois is owner of Pete DeLois’ Recreations Outlet on Ohio 28 in Miami Township. The business opened in January.

At Recreations Outlet, kids can have fun By John Seney

Most retailers would cringe if a bunch a young children came in and started playing all over their merchandise. The people who run Pete DeLois’ Recreations Outlet in Miami Township not only don’t mind, they welcome it. The primary purpose of the store is to sell recreation equipment such as play sets, trampolines and basketball goals. “But we also allow parents to bring their kids in and get a feel for the equipment,” said Carla Weeks, program manager at the store. The store has free play time three mornings a week. At other times, parents can pay $4 during the week or $6 on weekends for a couple of hours of play time. Yearly memberships also are available. On a recent morning, the store was packed with parents and young children looking for a place to burn off energy on a cold winter day. There are 14 swings, four trampolines, numerous slides and climbing equipment. The store has three party rooms for birthdays and an inflatable room for use during the parties. There are three separate rooms dedicated to pottery, art and theater which will be leased out for those activities. There also is a gift shop. Weeks said there are

More info

Business: Pete DeLois’ Recreations Outlet Address: 885 Ohio 28, Miami Township Phone: 561-8695 Web site: Hours: Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday noon to 6 p.m. Owner: Pete DeLois Other stores: Kids First, 7900 E. Kemper Road, Cincinnati; and in Columbus Employees at Miami Township store: 18

Glen Este varsity softball coach Tim Gregory might be a league rival of Milford varsity softball coach Christy Foster, but that didn’t stop him from proposing to her before their April 7 game. The two have been dating for two and a half years and after they finished going over the game’s ground rules, Gregory got down on one knee and asked Foster to spend the rest of her life with him. To the delight of both their teams, Foster said “yes.” “I was definitely surprised,” Foster said. “I told my team right before ground rules to go swing their bats and they all just stood there and my assistant coach put her arms around me and said it was OK. And I’m thinking it’s not all right, they need to practice, but we’ll go with it.” Before the game Gregory said he was nervous, but confident the softball field was the perfect place to propose. “It’s a big league rival and softball is really what brought us together,” he said. Foster agreed, calling the proposal “perfect” even though the Lady Eagles fell to the Lady Trojans. “He won 1-0,” she said. “I was upset that we lost a huge league game. We were MARY DANNEMILLER/STAFF


Glen Este softball coach Tim Gregory proposed to Milford’s softball coach Christy Foster before their Wednesday, April 7, game.

Abby Roberts, 6, of Batavia tries out one of the swings at Pete DeLois’ Recreation Outlet in Miami Township. plans to open a restaurant in the future serving casual food such as pizza, sandwiches, soups, salads and snacks. By summer, there could be special events aimed at kids, such as a Mad Science camp. “It’s an awesome activity center for kids and parents,” Weeks said. Owner Pete DeLois said “we’ve been pleased” with business at the Miami Township location since opening in mid-January. The business, just east of Interstate 275, formerly housed a horse riding supply store and a Furrow’s store. DeLois said he liked the location because of accessibility to I-275 and because “it seemed like a good investment in real estate.” Getting the 40,000square-foot facility ready included raising a drop ceiling and installing a new heating and cooling system. There are warehouses in back of the store for storing the recreational equipment. The store is a distributor for Rainbow Play Systems, a major manufacturer of play sets. Recreations Outlet, at 885 Ohio 28, will have a grand opening celebration 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, April 16.


Christy Foster kisses fiance Tim Gregory after accepting his proposal.

one hit away from winning so that was frustrating.” Glen Este beat Milford twice last season in a pair of 1-0 victories for the Lady Trojans. “It’s interesting on the field and on the home front,” Foster said. The home front has been a busy place for phone calls for the couple from across the country. Foster said they have been interviewed by the Early Show on CBS and a variety of other national television and radio shows. Anthony Amorini contributed to this report.


Book club

Clermont County Public Library is hosting the Mystery Book Club at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15, at MilfordMiami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131. This month’s title is “Little Mexico” by Cathie John. It is for adults. Bring a bag lunch. Call 248-0700.

On stage

Milford Theatre Guilde is presenting “The Nerd” at 8 p.m. Friday, April 16, at Mulberry Elementary School, 5950 Buckwheat Road in Miami Township. A hopeless “nerd” causes

chaos at Willum Cubbert’s 34th birthday party. The cost is $12, $10 for seniors and students. Call 575-9351.

Rummage sale

Trinity United Methodist Church Milford is hosting the Trinity Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 17, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at the church, 5767 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road. Proceeds benefit mission works. Call 831-0262.

Societies meet

• The Owensville Historical Society meeting is from 1:30


Milford softball coach Christy Foster listens as Glen Este softball coach Tim Gregory goes over the ground rules just moments before he proposed.

Share your events Go to and click on Share! to get your event into the Community Journal or the Milford-Miami Advertiser. p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 18, at Owensville Historical Society, 410 Broadway in Owensville. Debbie Clepper, Clermont County recorder, will talk about how to use county records to trace the history of a house or property. Call 735-2440 or visit • The Log Cabin Herb Society is hosting the Log

Cabin Herb Society meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 19, at the Hartman House Log Cabin, 5272 Aber Road in Jackson Township. The society encourages the knowledge and use of herbs by providing a monthly educational program. Guests are welcome. Call 768-6137.



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Take Off Pounds Sensibly Meeting, 6 p.m.7 p.m. Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road. Weigh-ins begin at 5:30 p.m.Free for first meeting. Presented by TOPS. 232-6509. Anderson Township. Family Caregiver Resource Meeting, 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave. Free. Presented by Caregiver Assistance Network. 929-4483; Anderson Township.


Jazzercise, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Church of the Good Samaritan, 25 Amelia-Olive Branch Road. $20 per month. Presented by Jazzercise Amelia. 520-6390. Amelia.


Mystery Book Club, 12:30 p.m. “Little Mexico” by Cathie John. Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, Adults. Bring bag lunch. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 248-0700. Milford.


Preschool Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St. Ages 3-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 752-5580. Amelia. F R I D A Y, A P R I L 1 6


Clermont County Historical Society Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Room S143. UC Clermont Campus, 4200 Clermont College Drive. Free. Presented by Clermont County Historical Society. 753-8672. Batavia. Frontier Square Dance Club, 8 p.m.-10:30 p.m. American Legion Hall Milford, 111 Race St. Plus-level square and round dance club. Pre-rounds start at 7 p.m. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Milford.


Job Search Skills Workshops, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave. Workshops provide technically-oriented learning opportunities for anyone currently in job transition. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 474-3100; Anderson Township.


Fish Fry, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes cole slaw and French fries. Carryout available.$6 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 575-2102. Milford.


Cincinnati Flower Show, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Opening Night Gala. Symmes Township Park, 11600 Lebanon Road. World-class horticultural event with hundreds of landscapers, growers, floral designers and artists. $25 two-day pass; $20, $15 advance; $2 ages 3-15. Parking: $8 valet, $4. Presented by Cincinnati Horticultural Society. 683-6644; Symmes Township.


Right Turn Clyde, 8 p.m.-midnight, Cindy’s Friendly Tavern, 125 Karl Brown Way. 5835469. Loveland.


Blues Merchants, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Maloney’s Pub East, 7660 Beechmont Ave. 232-8484. Anderson Township.


Snake Jamboree, 10 a.m. Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road. Meet a special guest, make a craft and play some slithery games. Ages 3-5. $4. Registration required online by April 13. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.


The Nerd, 8 p.m. Mulberry Elementary School, 5950 Buckwheat Road. Hopeless “nerd” causes chaos at Willum Cubbert’s 34th birthday party. $12, $10 seniors and students. Presented by Milford Theatre Guilde. 575-9351. Miami Township.


Trinity Rummage Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, 5767 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road. Benefits mission works. Through April 17. 831-0262. Milford. S A T U R D A Y, A P R I L 1 7


Family Breakfast Meeting, 9 a.m. With guest speaker John Hutzel. Golden Corral Eastgate, 4394 Glen Este Withamsville Road. $8 adults, $4 children. Reservations required by Feb. 16. Presented by Business Men’s Fellowship USA Cincinnati-East Chapter. 8312029. Eastgate.


Savory Soups Cooking Demonstration, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Vital Sensations Kitchen, 1582 Muskegon Drive. Hearty and satisfying soups include: Roasted Corn Chowder, Loaded Baked Potato Soup, Thai Carrot Coconut Soup and Caramelized Cauliflower Soup. With Tracy Jo Duckworth. Family friendly. $20. Reservations required. 474-6608. Anderson Township.


Jazzercise, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Church of the Good Samaritan, $20 per month. 520-6390. Amelia.


Cincinnati Flower Show, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Opening weekend pass: $25, $18 advance. Symmes Township Park, $25 two-day pass; $20, $15 advance; $2 ages 3-15. Parking: $8 valet, $4. 683-6644; Symmes Township.


Soil Fertility Class, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road. With Holly Utrata-Halcomb, district administrator of Hamilton County Soil & Water Conservation District. $10. Registration required. Presented by Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District. 772-7645; Anderson Township.


II Juicy, 9:30 p.m. Latitudes Beechmont, 7426 Beechmont Ave. Suite 201, 827-9146. Anderson Township.


Murder Mystery Dinner, 6:30 p.m. “Malt Shop Murder.” Sweetwine Banquet Center at the Vineyard, 600 Nordyke Road. $33.50. Reservations required, available online. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township. The Nerd, 8 p.m. Mulberry Elementary School, $12, $10 seniors and students. 575-9351. Miami Township.


Kite Day, noon-4 p.m. Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road. Bring your kite or purchase one. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Family friendly. Optional kite, $4; free admission, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.

For more about Greater Cincinnati’s dining, music, events, movies and more, go to The Amazing Portable Circus After Prom Preview, 8 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Anderson High School, 7560 Forest Road. Stilt juggler and gold living statue. Free. Presented by The Amazing Portable Circus. 921-5454; Anderson Township.


Trinity Rummage Sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, 831-0262. Milford. S U N D A Y, A P R I L 1 8


Owensville Historical Society Meeting, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Debbie Clepper, Clermont County Recorder, gives presentation on how to use County records to trace the history of a house or property. Owensville Historical Society, 410 BroadWay. 735-2440; Owensville.


Giving Your Poems Roots and Wings, 2 p.m. Poetry Workshop, by donation, begins at 3:30 p.m. Bring five copies on up to three poems. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. Panel discussion with poets Richard Hague, Leah Maines, Robert and Elizabeth Murphy, Lynn Robbins and Valerie Chronis Bickett. $15. Registration required. 683-2340; Loveland.


Breakfast Buffet, 9 a.m.-noon, American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive. Country buffet breakfast. Eggs, bacon, sausage, fried potatoes, sausage gravy and biscuits, hash and more. Eggs cooked to order along with coffee, juice and milk. Benefits American Legion Post 450. $7, $3 children 9 and under. 831-9876. Milford.


Cincinnati Flower Show, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Opening weekend pass: $25, $18 advance. Symmes Township Park, $25 two-day pass; $20, $15 advance; $2 ages 3-15. Parking: $8 valet, $4. 683-6644; Symmes Township. M O N D A Y, A P R I L 1 9


Clermont County Public Library Board of Trustees, 6 p.m. Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 732-2736; Amelia.


Self Defense Class, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Mercy HealthPlex Anderson, 7495 State Road. Hamilton County Sheriffs share knowledge and experience and give realistic practice to protect yourself from attack. Wear exercise clothing and shoes. $10. Registration required. Presented by Forest Hills School District Community Education. 231-3600, ext. 5949; Anderson Township. It’s Fun to be Frugal!, 7 p.m. Goshen Branch Library, 6678 Ohio 132, Learn how to cut corners to reduce your budget and save money. Discover print and electronic sources to help with household budgets, menu planning, how to find Web site deals and more. Free. Registration required. 722-1221. Goshen.


Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road. $5. 379-4900. Anderson


Learn how to cut corners to reduce your budget and save money at 7 p.m. Monday, April 19, at the Goshen Branch Library, at 6678 Ohio 132, with “It’s Fun to be Frugal!” Discover print and electronic sources to help with household budgets, menu planning, how to find Web site deals and more. It is free. Registration is required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. Call 722-1221. Township. Jazzercise, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Church of the Good Samaritan, $20 per month. 5206390. Amelia. Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30 p.m. Friendship Lutheran Church, 1300 White Oak Road. $5. 310-5600; Pierce Township.


Log Cabin Herb Society Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Hartman House Log Cabin, 5272 Aber Road. Society encourages the knowledge and use of herbs by providing a monthly educational program. Guests are welcome. Presented by Log Cabin Herb Society. 768-6137. Jackson Township.


Cincinnati Flower Show, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Symmes Township Park, $25 two-day pass; $20, $15 advance; $2 ages 3-15. Parking: $8 valet, $4. 683-6644; Symmes Township.


Open Mic Night, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike. Pub. Hosted by Jerome. Free. 697-9705. Loveland.


Bookends Book Club, 1 p.m. “The Soloist” by Steve Lopez. New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd. Book discussion group. Adults. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 553-0570; New Richmond. Bethel Book Discussion Group, 1 p.m. “Rasputin’s Daughter” by Robert Alexander. Bethel Branch Library, 611 W. Plane St. 7342619. Bethel.


How about a Staycation?, 7 p.m. New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd. Discussion with the National Park Service on fun ways to save money and spend time with family. Free. Registration required. 5530570. New Richmond.

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Cincinnati Flower Show, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Symmes Township Park, $25 two-day pass; $20, $15 advance; $2 ages 3-15. Parking: $8 valet, $4. 683-6644; Symmes Township.


Dining and Dancing with the Cincinnati Sinatra, 4:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Receptions Banquet and Conference Center-Eastgate, 4450 Eastgate Blvd. Matt Snow on vocals. Dinner, dancing, cash bar and all-you-can-eat gourmet buffet. Family friendly. $16.95, discounts for seniors and children. Reservations required, available online. Presented by 576-9766; Eastgate.


Adult Beginner Tennis, 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through May 13. Juilfs Park, 8249 Clough Pike. Learn proper techniques of forehand, backhand, service and volley. Ages 18 and up. $75, $65 residents. Registration required. 3884514. Anderson Township. W E D N E S D A Y, A P R I L 2 1


Jazzercise, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Church of the Good Samaritan, $20 per month. 5206390. Amelia.

Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30 p.m. Friendship Lutheran Church, $5. 310-5600; Pierce Township.


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


Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Kroger Anderson Towne Center, 7580 Beechmont Ave. Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Anderson Township.


Toddler Time, 10:30 a.m. Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St. Ages 18 months-3. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 752-5580. Amelia.


Bingo at St. Veronica, 5 p.m. St. Veronica Parish, 4473 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road. Parish Center. Birthday specials, raffle, Lucky Loser, giveaways and door prizes. Food and drink available. Ages 18 and up. $10, free ages 84 and up. 528-1622; Mount Carmel.

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Networking at Noon, noon, Clermont Chamber of Commerce, 4355 Ferguson Drive. Suite 150, Networking group for business owners. Bring lunch. 576-5000; Union Township.


Frontier Squares Square Dance Classes, 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. American Legion Hall Milford, 111 Race St. No prior dance experience necessary. Wear casual dress and smooth-soled shoes. $5. 929-2427; Milford.



Kings Island opens for the season on Saturday, April 17, with its newest attraction, Planet Snoopy. The collection of “Peanuts”themed rides for all ages include four children’s roller coasters, a live stage show and Peanuts’ characters’ meet and greets. Pictured is the “Race for Your Life Charlie Brown” ride. The park has another new ride, Boo Blasters on Boo Hill, an interactive family attraction. Hours for Saturday, April 17, are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., with the park closed Sunday. The park re-opens Friday, April 23 for weekend operation. Daily operation begins May 21. Go to for ticket prices.

AARP Driver Safety Class, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Batavia Township Community Center, 1535 Clough Pike. Main auditorium. Fourhour course on driver safety. Information on defensive driving techniques, traffic laws, rules of the Road. how to handle problem situation such as left turns, right-of-Way. and other relevant information. Course book and other materials provided. Open to ages 50 and up. Please bring driver’s license and AARP number. $14, $12 AARP members. Registration required. Presented by AARP Ohio. 732-3888. Batavia Township.


See Elmo, Zoe and Big Bird sing and dance during Sesame Street Live’s touring production of “Elmo’s Green Thumb,” an adventure and lesson about the ecosystem. It is at 7 p.m. Friday, April 16; 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 17; and 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 18, at the Bank of Kentucky Center. Tickets are $12-$27, plus a $2 facility fee. Opening night tickets are $12, plus a $2 facility fee. For information, call 859-442-2652; visit For tickets, call 800-745-3000 or visit



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A twist on the ‘Ten Commandments of Marriage’ The Rev. Ed Young, senior pastor of Second Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, wrote a book titled “The Ten Commandments of Marriage.” I never read the Rev. Young’s book but I enjoyed his commandment titles. I expand on them with my own reflections. 1. Thou shalt not be a selfish pig. The worst enemy in any relationship is our selfishness – that my feelings count and yours don’t; that you are here to serve me and make me happy; that if anything goes wrong, it’s your fault, not mine. The opposite of selfishness is love. A good indication that love is present is when the welfare and satisfaction of another person comes to mean as much to me as my own. 2. Though shalt cut the apron stings. When a wedding takes place in a church, another ceremony takes place right below in the couples psychic basement. The groom unconsciously transfers to his bride the qualities and

faults of his mother – and expects to find them hereafter in his bride. The bride, transfers over to the groom the qualities and faults of Father Lou her dad. The Guntzelman u n c o n s c i o u s cerePerspectives basement mony is not ideal. The most ideal situation happens when each spouse recognizes these parental transferences, cuts loose from them, and works to come to know the uniqueness of their own spouse. 3. Thou shalt continually communicate. The average married couple actively communicate about 27 minutes a week. Yet, “Unless we are fully known, we cannot be fully loved.” And how else do we become authentically known unless we let the other know of our fears, hopes, dreams, anxieties, insufficiencies, etc.?

We’re usually afraid because we expect rejection. That’s a possibility. But the risk is worth taking to finally come to be loved for who and what we are. 4. Thou shalt make conflict thy ally. Disagreements are not catastrophes. They are to be expected occasionally when two separate and unique persons form a relationship. Differences are opportunities to communicate, understand, compromise and solidify the relationship. The absence of conflict demonstrates that either the relationship isn’t important enough or that both individuals are too insecure to risk disagreement. 5. Though shalt avoid the quicksand of debt. Money, especially in our culture, can become a bone of contention, an instrument of power, a constant worry, an expression of selfishness, and a destroyer of more important realities. Prudent spending flows from a responsible maturity on the part of both spouses.

6. Thou shalt flee sexual temptations – online and otherwise. Sexual pleasure is wonderful, but it speaks of spiritual and personal realities far more profound than feeling good. To seek sexual pleasure independently of my spouse and my sense of commitment to her/him, is more an adolescent trait than that of an adult. The interpenetration of hearts and souls requires lifelong fidelity. 7. Thou shalt forgive your mate 490-plus times. The 490 number comes from the biblical admonition to forgive not only seven times, but seventy times seven. One of marriages primary purposes is to teach us how to forgive. It is a manifestation of love. 8. Thou shalt keep the home fires burning. Building a good marriage and a good log fire are similar. At first, the paper and kindling make a brilliantly burning blaze. Then the first blaze dies down and you wonder if the fire will fizzle out and leave you in the

dark. You blow on it and fan it for all you’re worth. Sometimes the smoke billows out and almost chokes you or brings tears to your eyes. But if the materials are good and you invest enough time and energy and interest, the solid logs catch and the fire continues. 9. Thou shalt begin again and again. Nothing in this world that is worthwhile occurs suddenly. If a solid love relationship is really desired and valued, we are willing to go for it again and again. 10. Thou shalt build a winning team. It takes two to build a successful marriage, but only one to destroy it. All of the above are seen as teamwork issues by both spouses. And a good team reaches the goal. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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ing. In addition, the builder has agreed to re-grade the backyard and has now scrubbed the brick so the white substance has been removed. To make sure the new house you’re considering was built properly, I suggest you hire a home inspector certified by the American Society of Home Inspectors. Hire an ASHI Certified home inspector for a new home just as you would before buying an existing home. The inspector needs to check for problems and, and depending on the severity of what’s found, you may

decide to set aside some money in an escrow account at the closing. The builder will only get that money when he makes the repairs. If he fails to make the corrections within a specified time, the money should go to you so you can get the repairs made. Finally, whenever you buy or sell a house I always recommend you get your own lawyer to protect you. 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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due to the grade of the yard, I have a swamp out here for at least a week at a time,” said Frisby. “It became a problem and I let them know. They came out, looked at it, and told me the grade works. Basically, they’re going to keep it how it is,” he said. Frisby told the builder he contacted me and said now the builder is much more cooperative. The company has agreed to hire an engineer to assess the driveway and sidewalk problem. The company will now rely on the engineer to come up with a proposal to keep the concrete from collaps-


trucks and just regular cars. Gravity is going to collapse it.” he said. Frisby complained, “The builder just plans to shovel gravel underneath my driveway and that’s how they’re going to fix it. I’m not happy with that at all.” He said that gravel needs to be compacted in order to properly support the concrete. Another concern is a white chalk-like substance that’s appeared in many areas on the brick around the house. Frisby wants to know what that substance is, what’s caused it, and how to get rid of it for good. Yet another issue concerns the grading of the backyard. When it rains, water pools in the yard and doesn’t drain away. “After any rain or snow,


making it very difficult for me, which is why I c a l l e d you,” he said. Howard Ain m Oa j no er Hey Howard! p r o b l e m pointed out by his father, Dave, and others, has to do with the concrete driveway and sidewalk – they’re suspended in air in several places. “We’re 8 feet straight out this way and there’s absolutely nothing underneath holding it up. There should be compacted gravel underneath the concrete,” said Frisby’s father. “It’s just a matter of time before all this just collapses from the weight of vehicles,

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Roll out a tasty teatime with asparagus I was right in the middle of making bean soup from leftover Easter ham when I got the call from friends Butch and Char Castle. “We’re going morel hunting – want us to pick you up?� Within five minutes, I was waiting at the edge of the driveway with my favorite morel-hunting basket in hand. (Yes, I did turn off the bean soup). Now I can’t tell you where we looked, since it’s as secret as knowing where to find ginseng, but I will tell you it was one vigorous


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workout, climbing up to the crest of the wooded hill. We found everything BUT morels: wild flowers in abundance: spring beauties, bloodroot, trilliums, violets, phlox, Dutchmen’s breaches, and wild edibles like garlic mustard, onions, and ramps (wild leeks). It was just the mental spring tonic I needed. (And we will go back – we morel hunters never give up). When I got home, I found a bonus near the fencerow: wild asparagus. I added that to what I picked out of our asparagus patch and plan to make these yummy asparagus rolls.

Promont Museum’s asparagus rolls

Just looking at the photo will have you running to the kitchen to make these. Mary Ann Benoski, tea coordinator at the Milford, Ohio, museum, shared this recipe. “One of my favorite sandwich recipes this time of year,� she said.

Mary Ann and staff have afternoon teas at Promont House and volunteers prepare the food. Beautifully presented on fine china, their afternoon tea is not to be missed. They provide a docent guided tour included in the price of the tea ($20; luncheon $25). Mary Ann said tea cuisine “includes something chocolate, something crunchy and something gooey.� You’ll have a memorable time taking tea at this Victorian mansion once occupied by Ohio Gov. John Pattison and family, and the profits from the teas help the upkeep of the museum. To make reservations, call 513248-0324 or log onto 14 asparagus spears steamed tender-crisp in salted water, set aside on paper towels. 5 oz. extra sharp Cheddar, grated coarse 5 oz. Pepper Jack, grated

coarse 3 â „4 cup mayonnaise 1 â „4 cup finely diced bottled roasted red pepper, and reserve enough 2-inch slices for garnish on sandwich folds. (Rinse and pat dry all first) Combine everything but asparagus in a mixing bowl with hand held mixer set on medium-low speed.


14 slices Pepperidge Farm white bread (crust removed) Place slices of bread between sheets of waxed paper and flatten slightly with rolling pin. Spread each slice with a rounded tablespoon of cheese mixture, top with asparagus spear (trimmed the length of bread slice from corner to corner). Fold opposite corners together over spear overlapping and garnish with two strips of roasted red peppers making an “X,� sealing down corners of bread slice. If necessary use tooth pick to secure until serving and cover all sandwiches

with moist paper towels until served. Chilling helps to tighten the flattened rolls.

Panini with mozzarella, prosciutto and peppers

Never one to throw leftovers away, I made these grilled sandwiches from leftover Ciabiatta bread, some prosciutto I had left from an antipasto tray, and the last of the roasted red peppers from the freezer. Feel free to augment these with more filling, or use whatever cheese, meat, etc. you have on hand. You can hardly go wrong! Thin slices of crusty Italian bread Prosciutto (or other ham) Roasted red pepper strips Mozzarella slices Thinly sliced red onion Preheat grill pan or griddle over medium high. Make sandwiches: 2 to 3 slices prosciutto topped with an even layer of pepper, mozzarella, and onion, then top

w i t h another slice of Rita bread. Heikenfeld Brush Rita’s kitchen with olive oil. Place that side face down on griddle and brush top with olive oil. Weight sandwiches down with heavy skillet (or not, if you use a panini press) and brown a few minutes on each side.

From readers’ kitchens

Kudos for Ruth Lyons coffee cake: Dave Weller, a Villa Hills, Ky., reader, said he’s made the Ruth Lyons coffee cake. “If you like a moist cinnamon coffee cake, that would be your cake. The cake is easy to make. It has become a favorite at my inlaws for Easter brunch.� Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen� in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

League of Women Voters to discuss agriculture League of Women Voters-Clermont County, in its promotion of responsible leadership in use of land, presents a free program focusing on agriculture as a component of land use planning. The program will feature on overview of agriculture in Clermont County.

The meeting is 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, at the Union Township Civic Center in the Queen City Room A, 4350 Aicholtz Road. Steve Anderson, county executive director of USDA for Clermont County Farm Service Agency, and Lath-

am Farley, program coordinator of Agriculture and Natural Resources for OSU Extension in Clermont County, will present the program covering soils and their limitations, livestock and crops grown in the county and why, and touch on government programs. They will talk about the availability of local food and some of the challenges that local farmers must overcome. The claimed

environmental impacts of agriculture and what can be done to mitigate them also will be discussed. The League of Women Voters of Clermont County is a non-partisan political organization, that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government. Membership is open to men and women of voting age. A light dinner is served

at 5:30 p.m., prior to the meeting. A $10 fee and reservation is requested for dinner by April 23, and may be made by calling Marti Kleinfelter at 513 831-2997, e m a i l or online at Reservations are not required, nor is there a fee for those coming only for the program starting at 6 p.m.

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Animals are a joy to have around kitchen door watching for us. When he sees we are both back he will go lay down. Last week George we went up Rooks to GeorgeOle town and to Fisherman stopped see Tuffey at the Villa Georgetown Nursing Home. This feller has been in the Ohio Valley Antique Machinery organization for years. We have known this feller for a bunch of years and he is one great person. He has been a very important part of the O.V.A.M. organization. He had a John Deere R tractor that he rebuilt and it was a beautiful tractor. Years ago the Clermont County Sportsman Club had a tractor show. While some of us were talking I heard a horn starting to blow. I said, that is Tuffey coming with his tractor and it was. Last Friday we took the Kinner children fishing to

get some of the requirements for the girls badges for their American Heritage Girls and Ethan for his badge for his Cub Scouts. The American Heritage Girls is a Christian Scouting program for girls. They have 77 girls in the club at the Bethel United Methodist Church. A fundraiser for them is being held April 18 at the Street Beat Salon, from 1:30 til 4:30 with haircuts. The shop is located at 671 Ohio Pike. Ruth Ann and I went fishing on Saturday and got a nice catch of fish. These will be for a good fish dinner at a later time. Grandpa and Grandma (that’s us) went to a graduation party for our granddaughter Michelle Friday evening. She has graduated from college with a degree in marketing. There was a big crowd with several of her college friends, family and church friends attending. Her other grandma and grandpa were there, too, and they are proud as we are, of all their grandchildren and their accomplishments.

On Easter after going to church we went over to our daughter’s, along with other family for dinner, and the kids had an egg hunt. I always remember Easter as a child. The one that sticks out in my mind was the one when we got home from church and Mom said, “I think I saw the Easter Bunny out in the yard. I think the bunny may have left something, go change your clothes and look.� After we changed, we came running and as we went outside Mom said, “don’t slam the screen door.� Well, we were way outside when she said that and the screen door had slammed. By golly the Easter Bunny had left a basket for each of us. What a memory. While we were working in the garden last Monday, I saw some asparagus that needed to be cut. That was the first of the season. Boy was it good. At the Bethel Lions Club meeting we were honored by a visit from another Lions Club member from

Georgetown. This feller is a public relations representative from District 13-G. Thanks, Steve. Start your week by going to the church of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God bless all. More


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Step back in time at Grassy Run Interact with historical figures like Simon Kenton and Daniel Boone, and try your penmanship with a quill and a bottle of ink! The 18th annual Grassy Run Rendezvous offers many such opportunities as it unfolds April 24 and April 25 at the Community Park in Williamsburg. “This is the largest outdoor historical event in the Cincinnati area,� said Ron Shouse, president of the Grassy Run Historical Arts Committee. “Over 200 historical re-enactors will take part in the event that harkens back to a time over 200 years ago when settlers

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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Known for its challenging course-end hill and amazing finish line cheering section, this USATF certified run/walk features a Waffle House breakfast. Benefits the residents of St. Joseph Home in Sharonville, a home for non-ambulatory infants, children and adults who have severe/profound mental and physical disabilities. Race Day Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. Race starts at 8:00 a.m. $20 early registration fee includes t-shirt. $15 early registration, no shirt. $20 race day registration, no shirt. Waffle Breakfast FREE to registered 5K participants. Guests $5.00 each.

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Howdy folks, The weather sure is good, don’t you think? It suits my clothes better than all the cold weather and snow we had earlier. The animals we have are such a joy. The other morning I got up at 5:30 a.m. and Ruth Ann was still sleeping. So I fed the cats, made coffee and got the paper. I was reading the paper, Dixie our cat came and put his front paws on the couch where I was setting and was meowing at me. I thought he wanted to sit by me so I picked him up. But he got ready and jumped down and was looking towards the bedroom. So I got up and he ran in front of me to the bedroom to check on Ruth Ann. She was awake and said something and got up. Then when I got back to the couch Dixie laid down and went to sleep. When both of us are in the house we need to be in the same room as far as Dixie is concerned. Animals are something. When we go away and come home after dark, Dixie is setting at the

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Program to benefit Ministry For the fifth time in less than 18 months, Meijer is teaming up with its shoppers to help restock the shelves of about 190 local food banks, as part of the grocer’s Simply Give food pantry donation program. The announcement was recently by Hank Meijer, cochairman and CEO of the Grand Rapids, Michiganbased retailer. In Milford/Miami Township, Meijier will be making a donation to the Milford-

Miami Ministries. The two-month program, Meijer’s fifth since starting the donation effort in November 2008, seeks to lend a hand to the increasing number of food pantries that struggle to keep up with the growing demand for their services. To date, the program has raised more than $1.2 million in food donations that have gone directly to local food banks and pantries. Each one of Meijer’s 191 stores


Community Church of Nazarene

The church will host Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Chapter Ohio 2099 Batavia. Meetings are from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. each Thursday. The church is at 4650 Ohio 132, Batavia; 575-9155.

Goshen Lions Club member sponsor Charlie Scheidt presents new Lion Ray Autenrieb his membership pin at the recent meeting. Betty Zude, Lions Club Zone 6 chairman for District 13H, conducted the installation. Special guest that evening was Sharon Brumagem, volunteer coordinator for Clermont Senior Services, who thanked the group for their support. The Goshen Lions Club and Senior Services are exploring ways they can work together to provide services to Goshen area senior citizens.

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


Cranston Memorial Presbyterian Church



St. Bernadette Church


1479 Locust Lake Rd Amelia, Oh 45102 753-5566 Rev. Bill Stockelman, Pastor Weekly Masses, Saturday 5:00 PM Sunday 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM


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


Pastor: Tom Bevers

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


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

25 Amelia Olive Branch Rd.

Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115

844 State Rt. 131

1/2 mile east of Route 50 Sunday School 9:30a Sunday Worship 10:30a Youth Worship 10:30a Nursery provided.


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5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

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


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

GLEN ESTE CHURCH OF CHRIST 937 Old State Route 74 (Behind Meijer) 513-753-8223

Lutheran Church (ELCA)

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

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

Reaching the Heart of Clermont County

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF GOSHEN 1828 Woodville Pike • 625-5512 Pastor Junior V. Pitman Sunday School – 10:00am Morning Worship – 11:00am Prayer Time – 5:30pm Sunday Evening – 6:00pm WED. Prayer & Bible Study – 7:00pm Nursery provided for all services

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF FELICITY 212 Prather Rd. Felicity, OH Pastor: Chad Blevins 876-2565

Sunday School Sunday Worship Sunday Eve. Childrens Mission Sunday Eve. Adult Discipleship Sunday Eve. Worship Wed. Eve. Adult Bible Study

9:45am 10:45am 6:00pm 6:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm


3052 ST. RT. 132 AMELIA, OH 45102 Pastor John Davis 797-4189 Sunday School..............................9:30am Sunday Morning Worship............10:30am Sunday Evening Worship...............6:30pm Wednesday Prayer Service ...........7:00pm Wednesday Youth Group...............7:00pm


A fellowship where God changes people for life. Come visit us! 2545 Highway 50 Owensville, OH 45160 513-732-2324 Sunday School 9:00am Childrens Church 10:00am Worship 10:00am Contemporary and traditional with live music and multi-media.


Real People...In a Real Church... Worshipping a Real God! 1675 Hillstation Road, Goshen, Ohio 45122 722-1699 Pastor Tim McGlone Service Schedule Sunday School 10:00am Sunday Worship 10:45am Sunday Evening Worship 6:00pm Wednesday Youth Service 7:00pm Saturday Service 7:00pm




Sunday Worship: 8:30 & 10:30am Bible Study: 9:30am & 6:00pm Youth Groups: 6:00pm

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

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




The church is at Washington and Union streets, New Richmond; 553-2397.

Laurel United Methodist

The church hosts Sunday School at 10 a.m. and church worship at 11 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 1888 Laurel-Lindale Road, Laurel; 553-3043.

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia

HOUSE OF RESTORATION WORSHIP CENTER 1487 SR 131, Milford, OH Rev. Jeff Wolf 575-2011

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

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



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

The church hosts Sunday School at 9 a.m. and Sunday worship at 10 a.m. Sundays. The church is at Locust Corner and Wagner roads, Pierce Township; 752-8459.

SonRise Community Church


day, April 29, at the Sonrise Community Church Office Building, formerly the Bridge Café. It includes lasagna, salad, bread, dessert and drinks prepared by a small group of volunteers from the church. The church meets for services at Mariemont High School, 3812 Pocahontas Ave., Mariemont; the office is at 203 Mill St., Milford; 576-6000.



United Methodist Church

Welcomes You

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

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

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

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

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

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176

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



176th Year in Felicity Walnut & West St. Felicity Rev. Jane Beattie, Pastor 876-2147 Contemporary Worship..... 9:00am Sunday School.................10:00am Traditional Worship..........10:45am Nursery provided for all Sunday morning services

“Room for the Whole Family” GOSHEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6710 Goshen Rd, Goshen Across from Goshen High School 513-722-2541 Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am Blended Worship Traditional and Contemporary Youth Fellowship 6:00pm Nursery Available Come visit us at the

Owensville United Methodist Church

Located at 2580 US Hwy 50 (next to the library) or (1mile east of Owensville on 50)


Church of the Nazarene Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor Rev. Dale Noel, Congregational Care Pastor Mark Owen, Worship Director SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages)....................... 9:30am Worship Service.................................. 10:30am Children’s Worship. (1st-5th Grades) Bible Study............................................6:00pm Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible MONDAY: Ladies’ Prayer Group...........................10:30am WEDNESDAY: Adults Prayer Meeting............................7:00pm Youth Group - Grades 6-12....................7:00pm Small Groups meet in various locations and at different times throughout the week. S.Charity & E. Water Sts. Bethel, Ohio 45106 513-734-4204 Office: M-F 8:00am - 2:00pm E-mail:

day Worship o s p Service......8:30am, Se ce 8 30a , 10:30am 03 Sunday S d School.......................9:30am Sh l 9 30 Sunday w/nursery & children’s church A special prayer and healing service on the 1st Sunday evening of each month at 7:00pm

Pastor Mike Smith


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


Locust Corner United Methodist Church

The church is hosting a free community dinner from 6 to 7 p.m. Thurs-

Sunday Service is at 10:45 a.m.

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

displays throughout the store. The donation cards are then converted into Meijer Gift cards and given to the local food pantry selected by the store. (The $10 amount reflects a typical bag of groceries at Meijer.) As it has done in the past, Meijer is seeding the overall Simply Give program with $100,000 in grocery gift cards that will be divided equally among all the participating food pantries.


Autenrieb becomes a Lion


throughout the Midwest has identified a local organization to receive the grocery donation. The latest Simply Give program will run from now through May 15. Two other Simply Give food drives are scheduled for the late summer and early fall of this year. As in previous efforts, the program encourages Meijer shoppers to purchase a $10 Meijer Food Pantry Donation Card at special


Trinity United Methodist “Encircling People with God’s Love” Traditional Worship.......8:15am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship..................9:30am Sunday School...............................9:30am Nursery Available 5767 Pleasant Hill Rd (next to Milford Jr. High) 513-831-0262

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


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

A New Life - A New Prospective A New Song Pastor: Michael Fite info: 753-3159 meeting at WT Elementary 1/2 mile east of I-275 on SR 125 Sunday Worship. 10:00am

vineyard eastgate community church

Located @ 1005 Old S.R. 74 (@ Tealtown Rd. in Eastgate) Sunday Services 9:00, 10:15 & 11:45 AM


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


PRESBYTERIAN Sunday Morning 10:00AM

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


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


A Loving Church in Jesus’ Name Sunday School..............................10:00AM Sunday Morning Worship..............10:45AM Thurs Prayer & Bible Study..............7:00PM Nursery Provided for Sunday Morning Worship 6208 Guinea Pike, Milford, Ohio 45150 Pastor: Melvin Moore Church: 513-575-5450


Amelia/Withamsville - 3mi. East of I-275 1177 West Ohio Pike (SR125)-Phone 752-2525 Rev. Kathleen B. Haines Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am

Nursery care provided

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 199 Gay Street Williamsburg, Ohio 45176 Phone: 513-724-7985 Sunday School: 9:30A.M.

Worship:10:30A.M.(SupervisedNursery) PRESCHOOL: Tues, Weds, Thurs


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

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


Older residents can learn new driving tips Cars have changed and so have traffic rules. If you are an older driver, you probably haven’t received any driving instruction since you got your license at the age of 16; even experienced drivers can benefit from a refresher course. The AARP Driver Safety Program will be 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, at the Batavia Township Hall, 1535 Clough Pike. “This is a great opportunity for older drivers to learn current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques and how to operate a vehicle in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment,” said Martha Enriquez with Clermont Safe Communities. Targeted at drivers age 50 and older, the safety program will cover new technologies in today’s vehicles. “We will look at ways to minimize the effects of dangerous blind spots, proper use of anti-lock brakes and provide information on when it’s time to turn over the keys,” said AARP driving safety instructor Joe Liotta. “Many of those who take

the course receive a discount on their auto insurance.” “After completing the course, you will have a greater appreciation of driving challenges and how you can avoid potential collisions and prevent injuries to yourself and others,” said Enriquez. As an increasing number of older drivers hit the roads, it is more important than ever to ensure safe driving skills are in place. There is no test at the end of the course. If you or a loved one is concerning about whether you are a safe driver, AAA has a quiz available at http://www.aaafoundation.o rg/quizzes/index.cfm?button=driver55. The cost of the AARP Driver Safety Program is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. For more information or to register, call 513-732-3888. AARP, formerly known as the American Association of Retired Persons, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over and is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all.

April 14, 2010

REUNIONS Glen Este High School Class of 1970 – is having its 40th reunion from 711 p.m., Friday, June 11, at Receptions Eastgate, 4450 Eastgate Blvd. Cost is $50 and includes dinner buffet and DJ. Contact Bruce Griffis at 943-9330, or Milford Class of 1970 – reunion is Saturday, July 17. The class is still looking for some classmates. Contact Gary Landis at or 8314722. Madeira High School Class of 1964 – is conducting its 35th reunion on June 25 and 26. Members of the classes of 1963 and 1965 are also invited. For more information, contact, or go to Madeira High School Class of 1975 – is having its 35th reunion on June 25 and 26. Contact Brad or Cathy Frye at 561-7045 or, Tricia Smith Niehaus at 769-5337 or or Ed Klein at for more information.


Chamber awarded

The Clermont Chamber of Commerce, the Clermont County Board of Commissioners and the Economic Development Corporation of Clermont County (ED3C) recently were awarded the Greater Cincinnati Service to Community Award at UC’s Economics Center for Education & Research annual luncheon. Each year the UC Economics Center recognizes local examples of outstanding economic development practices. The Clermont Chamber, Clermont County and ED3C were recognized for grounding their practices in economic research, improving the economic welfare of the people of Clermont County and leading the way in innovative and thoughtful approaches to economic development. Using the Economics Center’s research and consulting services, this public private partnership identified high opportunity industries and workforce needs. From left are Thomas Heekin, chairman UC Economics Center for Education & Research; Steve Wharton, executive director ED3C (Economic Development Corporation of Clermont County); Scott Croswell, Clermont County commissioner; and Matt Van Sant, president/CEO Clermont Chamber of Commerce. PROVIDED.

Information on inmates available online The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office now has an public accessible Internet database of inmates who are currently confined in the Clermont County Jail. The information includes the inmates’ charges and bond information. The technology was

implemented through a cooperative agreement with Montgomery County, Ohio, through their computer network, said Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg. There is no cost to Clermont County or for those who access the database. It is expected that the avail-

ability of this information on the Internet will reduce the number and frequency of phone calls to the jail seeking inmate information. The data may be accessed through the following link: There is no historical

information available through this link. Past Clermont County inmate confinement and criminal history information can be obtained through the Clermont County Clerk of Court offices.

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MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Erica M. Fridley, 19, 3843 Macnicholas, criminal mischief, March 24. Jason R. Sloane, 22, 5605 Garrett Drive, drug abuse, operating vehicle under influence, March 24. Jake A. Crabtree, 18, 1374 Ohio 28, theft, March 25. Dezirre Marker, 30, 1889 Pebble Ridge No. 4, criminal damage, March 25. Emily Wolfe, 18, 121 Queens Road, underage consumption, March 25. William T. Dickman, 18, 1553 Wild Cherry Drive, impersonating a police officer, March 27. Roland T. James, 54, 308 Commons Drive, disorderly conduct, driving

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under influence, March 28. Clayton Rohrbacher, 18, 5724 Linden Drive, drug paraphernalia, March 29. Joel Castillo-Acuna, 31, 800 Commons Drive No. 10, disorderly conduct, March 28. Jonathan Hoffman, 24, 6246 Davon Court, domestic violence, March 30.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Male juvenile was assaulted at Orchard Lake Park at Ohio 28, March 24.

Breaking and entering

Forced entry made at 5491 Sugarcamp, March 26.


Dirt bike taken at 6253 Shagbark, March 25.

Criminal damage

Vehicles scratched at 1889 Pebble Ridge No. 3, March 24. Vehicles keyed at 1889 Pebble Ridge, March 25. Apartment door damaged at 1889 Pebble Ridge No. 2, March 26.

Criminal mischief

Eggs thrown at vehicle at 1889 Pebble Ridge No. 4, March 24.

Breaking and entering

Domestic violence

Lock pried upon at 1680 Hickory Thicket, March 25.

At Davon Court, March 29.


Misuse of credit card


Female stated card used with no authorization; $318 at 6020 Scotch Pine, March 25.


Female reported this offense at 5700 block of Mt. Vernon Place, March 25.


Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $29.45 at Ohio 50, March 18. A dump trailer taken from Fasten Pro Roofing; $5,495 at Branch Hill Loveland Road, March 23. Medication taken from vehicle at 5908 Cook Road, March 23. CB radio taken from vehicle at 5988 Meadowcreek No. 2, March 23. Stereo, etc. taken from vehicle; $700 at 5975 Meadowcreek No. 3, March 23. Stereo equipment taken from vehicle; $900 at 5555 Mt. Zion, March 24. Bottle of Vodka taken from Meijer at Ohio 28, March 24. Boots taken from Meijer; $120 at Ohio 28, March 24. Clothing taken from Meijer; $80 at Ohio 28, March 25.

Sunday Night Bingo

Money taken from purse at Applebee’s; $150 at Meijer Drive, March 25. Petty cash taken from H.R. Block; $50 at Ohio 28, March 24. Merchandise taken from Kroger; $18 at Ohio 28, March 28. Medication and I-pod, etc. taken; $360 at 1177 Ohio 28, March 26. Cigars taken from United Dairy Farmers; $263 at Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, March 24. Merchandise taken from Meijer at Ohio 28, March 27. Tree climbing spurs, harness, etc. taken at Blue Ox Tree Service; $1,260 at 874 Ohio 50, March 29.

Larry K. Bill, 49, 5243 Terrace Ridge, no drivers license, March 31. Richard K. Brown III, 35, Fountainbleau, drug abuse, April 1. Jeffrey Edwards, 29, 3747 Ohio 756, recited, April 1. Shloe N. Gough, 23, 563 Marilyn Lane, contempt of court, April 1. Aaron D. Henke, 20, 207 N. Broadway, contempt of court, April 1. Jesse Hise, 23, 540 Lila Ave., recited, April 1. Kayla M. Moore, 29, 6880 Sequoia Court, warrant, March 31. Angela Morales, 24, 5615 Happy Hollow, no drivers license, April 3. Kara Murphy, 22, 287 Plum St., contempt of court, March 30. James A. Shelton, 26, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 113, recited, April 2. Marsha P. Wisby, 31, 7059 Dawson, recited, March 30.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Female was assaulted at 1824 Oakbrook Place, March 31. Female was assaulted at 1937 Oak-

brook, April 3.

Breaking and entering

Tools taken at 540 Clark St., March 31.


At 22 Robbie Ridge, March 31. Road rage incident at Lila Avenue, April 4.


Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $10.08 at 100 Chamber Drive, March 29. Gasoline siphoned from vehicles at 750 Elizabeth St., March 29. Vehicle missing from lot at 109 Lila Ave., March 30. Extension ladder taken at 535 Brandon Ave., March 30. Laptop computer taken from Walmart at 201 Chamber Drive, April 1. Cigars and phone charger taken at 100 Chamber Drive, April 2. Unauthorized purchases made on credit card; $2,058 at 139 Cleveland, April 2.

Domestic violence

At Shiloh Road, March 20. At Goshen Road, March 20.

Weapons complaint

At 1876 Main St. No. 2, March 21.


Joshua E. Lewis, 24, 6463 Hunt Road, Blanchester, burglary, theft at 5655 Newtonsville Hutchinson Road, Batavia, April 1. Juvenile, 15, disorderly conduct, Goshen, March 31. Terry A Harrison, 50, 5460 Belfast Owensville Road, Batavia, domestic violence at 2188 Winemiller Lane, Batavia, April 2.

Incidents/investigations Assault

At Benton and US 50, Batavia, April 2.


Breaking and entering

Scott Steffen, 39, 5207 Woodtop Drive, warrant. Dustin Justice, 20, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 97, warrant. Juvenile, 12, assault. Juvenile, 11, criminal mischief. Walter Richardson, 49, 6952 Goshen Road, violation of protection order, domestic violence.


Incidents/investigations Assault

At 2821 Cedarville Road, Goshen, March 31.


At 2590 McHenry, March 21.


At 153 Holly Lane, March 20.

Criminal damage

At 6454 Snider Road, March 20.


At 3094 Meek Road, Goshen, March 31.

At 5655 Newtonsville Hutchinson Road, Batavia, March 12.

Criminal damaging/endangering At 1881 Ohio 131, Milford, April 2.

Criminal trespass

At 6577 Ohio 133, Pleasant Plain, April 4.

Disorderly conduct Theft

At 2115 Hwy 50, Batavia, April 2. At 6876 Ohio 133, Goshen, April 2. At 5655 Newtonsville Hutchinson Road, Batavia, March 12. At 6446 Ohio 133, Goshen, April 4.

At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 240, March 21.

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Harry L. Dapper, 85, of Goshen Township died April 4. Survived by son, Stephen (Kathy) Dapper; daughters, Joan (Mallory) Green and Lisa (Jon) Butts; brother, John W. Dapper; 10 grandchildren and nine greatDapper grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, Harry and Alma (nee Bardey) Dapper; and wife, Mary Lois (nee Noble) Dapper. Services were April 9 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Loveland. Memorials to: Hospice of



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Edward Frederick Fritz, 69, of Goshen Township died April 2. Survived by children, Joan Davis, Marie, Allan and Jeff Fritz; stepchild, Remington Leach; grandchildren, Justin, Jeremy and Kelvin; and siblings, Carol Wethington, Mike and Richard Fritz. Services were April 7 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Mount Repose.

Pierino D. Gerome

Pierino D. “Perry” Gerome, 67, of Stonelick Township died April 3. Survived by wife, Cynthia “Cid” Kuhnhenn Gerome; children, Pierino, Dante (Debbie), Mark (Leslie) Gerome and Jeremy (Erin) Kepf; grandchildren, Danielle, Morgan, Connor, Gerome Carsen, Alex, Abby, Anna and Ava; and siblings, Rosemary Walker, Anita Teaney and Armond Gerome. Services were April 10 at St. Louis Church, Owensville. Memorials to: St. Louis Church, P.O. Box 85, Owensville, OH 45160; or the American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

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William “Bill” Hills Harvie, 85, of Goshen died April 4. Survived by wife, Annette Talea (nee Stegemoller) Harvie; children, Roy (Marion) Harvie, Tom (Faye) Harvie and Janet Harvie; daughter-

in-law, Pat Harvie; and many grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by father, William S. Harvie; mother, Harvie Dora Agnes (nee Doepke) Harvie; son, Kenneth Harvie; and sister, Carol Story. Services were April 10 at Christ Presbyterian Church, Milford. Memorials to: Southwest Ohio Hospice, 7625 Camargo Road, Cincinnati, OH 45243; or Christ Presbyterian Church, 5657 Pleasant View Drive, Milford, OH 45150.

Betty Lou Rineair

Betty Lou Rineair, 76, of Montgomery and formerly of Milford died April 4. Survived by children, Debbie Brooks, Pamela Flach, David, Stephen, Anthony, Danny and Tom Rineair; grandchild, Aiden Rineair; and brothers, Harold and Ron Garner. Preceded in death by husband, Clifford P. Rineair; and grandchild, Blake Rineair. Services were April 7 at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 452633597.

Wilma Imogene Schall

Wilma Imogene Schall, 76, of Milford died April 2. Survived by daughter and son-inlaw, Gail and Tony Downs; grandchildren, Keith Downs and Kevin Downs; great-grandchildren, Alexis Marie Downs and Paige Elizabeth Downs; sisters, Doris Steele and Delores Wise. Preceded in death by grandchild, Kimberly Haggard; sisters, Mary Bennett and Dorothy; and brothers, Homer Thompson, William Thompson, John Thompson Jr. and Edward Thompson. Services were April 6 at Evans Funeral Home, Milford.


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with 20 years of extensive financial and accounting experience in the manufacturing Dodds industry. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati and a Certified Public Accountant, Dodds lives in Milford.

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April 14, 2010



IN THE COURTS The following cases have been filed with Clermont County clerk of courts.


Total Quality Logistics LLC vs. Manuel Valenzula Lopez, professional tort Progressive Preferred Insurance Company vs. Celeste A. Finkler, et al., other tort Tammy L. Houston vs. Lynda S. Adams, et al., other tort Ellisa L. Swart and William Swart vs. Kendall Truck Sales Inc., et al., other tort Patricia E. Schwartz vs. Betty K. Grimm, et al., other tort Billy G. Hatton vs. Allied Holdings Inc., et al., worker’s compensation Bank of New York Mellon vs. David L. Sibert, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Ronald L. Morgan, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. David D. Cornelius, et al., foreclosure OneWest Bank FSB vs. Brian S. Carter, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Dale A. Williams, et al., foreclosure Aurora Loan Services LLC vs. Daniel W. Pendergraft, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loan Servicing LP vs. Tom L. Cecil, et al., foreclosure GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. Donald W. Murphy, et al., foreclosure First Horizon Home Loans vs. John W. Lynn, et al., foreclosure Cooks Grant Condominium Unit vs. Michael D. Owens Jr., et al., foreclosure HSBC Bank USA NA vs. Paul L. Merkle Jr., et al., foreclosure Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company of Michigan vs. Jack Turner, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. successor to Citifinancial Mortgage vs. Donald Ray Jackson and Deborah Lou Jackson, foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. James R. Gentry, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Bank Mortgage Company vs. Tammy Lowe, et al., foreclosure Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Jamie D. Wolf, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Mark E. Reckman, foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. James King, et al., foreclosure Bank of America NA vs. Kimberly L. Maiden, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Paula R. McCulley, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Joseph Collins II, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. James P. Davidson, et al., foreclosure PNC Bank NA vs. Stanley L. Tyminski, et al., foreclosure Guardian Savings Bank vs. Don L. Handy, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Raymond L. Gaghan and Dede Gaghan, foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Zachary N. Lally, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Michael Needham and Suzanne Needham, foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Dwayne Scott McCall and Clermont County Treasurer, foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. John E. Woods Sr., et al., foreclosure Cincinnatus Savings & Loan Company vs. Marlin David Hadley, et al., foreclosure Chase Home Finance LLC vs. John M.

Daniel, et al., foreclosure HSBC Mortgage Services Inc. vs. Traci A. Longo and Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., foreclosure Litton Loans Servicing LP vs. Kenneth L. Olson and PNC Bank NA, foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA as Trustee Option One Mortgage vs. Matthew R. Dumas and Alaina M. Dumas, foreclosure Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company vs. Shannon Parker, et al., foreclosure PNC Bank NA successor National City vs. Anne M. Demeyere Lahti, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Ken O. Proffitt, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Gregory S. Kelch, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Gary W. Harvey, et al., foreclosure Deutsche Bank National Trust Company vs. Leonard Dugan, et al., foreclosure Oak Family Limited Partnership vs. Bill Frye and Gerri Frye, other civil McCarty John Robert and James Siler vs. River Pines RV Resort, et al., other civil Margo Mohler, et al. vs. Schuyler Apland and Jessica D. Apland, other civil Citibank South Dakota NA vs. Patricia A. Jaspers, other civil American Express Centurion Bank vs. Gregory Cain, other civil Matrix Acquisitions LLC vs. Philip H. Evers, other civil Richard F. Hibbard and Carol A. Hibbard vs. Roof Time LLC and Dale Shoemaker, other civil Cold Jet LLC vs. Chrysler Group LLC, other civil Charles Germann and Teri Germann vs. Lindsey R. Stricker, other civil


Joseph A. Popham vs. Amy S. Wells Popham Mark Gleis vs. Mary Gleis James G. Schmidtbauer vs. Elizabeth J. Schmidtbauer Billy J. Fussnecker vs. Tammara Fussnecker Elizabeth Steinau McKenna vs. Brian Howard McKenna Mohammad S. Hosain vs. Humaira Azam Thomas C. Hart vs. Nancy J. Hart


Christine A. Presley vs. Gary L. Presley Michelle L. Jewell vs. Dustin E. Jewell Diana L. Trees-Von Bargen vs. Jeffrey L. Von Bargen William R. Newton vs. Nancy R. Newton Kenneth Jackson vs. Phyllis A. Jackson Shirley Davis vs. John Davis


The following people have been indicted by the Clermont County grand jury to the Court of Common Pleas. This means members of the grand jury decided enough evidence has been collected to warrant filing charges. Sean Robert Stevens, 26, 4557 Summerside Drive, Cincinnati, breaking and entering, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office.

Rebecca Tea Hartman, 21, 2348 Ohio 222, New Richmond, burglary, safecracking, grand theft of a firearm, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Regina Sue Sloan aka Gina Sue Peterson, 43, 1037 Old Ohio 74, Cincinnati, obstructing justice, Union Township Police Department. Patrick M. Thompson, 35, 1103 Skiffsville Road, Felicity, aggravated trafficking in drugs, trafficking in drugs, Goshen Police. Tyler M. Grove, 28, 1429 Woodville Pike, Loveland, aggravated trafficking in drugs, Goshen Police. Marquis Leonardo Jones, 31, 860 Hutchins Drive, Cincinnati, trafficking in cocaine, Goshen Police. Lance William Chesney, 44, 4527 Reading Road, Cincinnati, operation while under the influence of alcohol or drugs or with specific concentrations of alcohol or drugs in certain bodily substances, Ohio State Patrol. Kelly Tepe, 27, 11 Lori Lane, Amelia, theft, tampering with records, The Clermont County Department of Job and Family Services. John Richard Pike Jr., 3825 Rolling Oak Drive #606, Cincinnati, nonsupport of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Shawn M. Snell, 27, 107 Broadway St. #5, Blanchester, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Bobby Wayne White, 33, 517 Deep Creek Road, Harrodsburg, Ky., nonsupport of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Andrea Kelly Marks, 27, 40 Pinebridge Drive #6, Amelia, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. The following people have been indicted by the Clermont County grand jury to the Court of Common Pleas. This means members of the grand jury decided enough evidence has been collected to warrant filing charges. Daron Wehrum, 33, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy, Narcotics Unit. Brittany Croswait, 20, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy, Narcotics Unit. Robert C. Willis, 31, 1194 Teakwood Drive, Milford, sexual battery, rape, Union Township Police Department. Vance E. Miller, 58, 3966 Picadilly Circle Apt. D, Cincinnati, illegal use of minor in nudity oriented material or performance, tampering with evidence, Union Township Police Department. Terry Lee Jerrell Jr., 20, 3394 Legion Road, Bethel, burglary, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Nathan J. Perry, 29, 4637 BIS Road, Lancaster, Ohio, trafficking in heroin, possessing criminal tools, conspiracy, perjury, tampering with records, Narcotics Unit. Randall T. Landrum, 45, 130 Skyline Drive, Lancaster, Ohio, trafficking in heroin, possessing criminal tools, conspiracy, perjury, tampering with records, Narcotics Unit. Casey L. Chasteen, 36, felonious assault, tampering with evidence, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office.


3019 Abby Way, James Sanders to Jason Gilstrap & Heather Stallings, 0.1100 acre, $128,000. 804 Charles Snider Road, M/I Homes of Cincinnati LLC. to Robert Vogt, $113,555. 1829 Dogwood Trail, August D. & JaneTriska to The Bank of New York Mellon, 1.1470 acre, $80,000. 6816 Linton Road, Katrina Dorn to Kayla Schulte, 0.5700 acre, $103,900.


5516 Mallard Point Court, NVR Inc. to Dale & Melanie Brindise, 0.2938 acre, $181,775. 1013 Marcie Lane, Aliaksandr Misiukavets, et al. to Joshua & Anita Montgomery, $159,500. 6592 Miami Trails Drive, Karen Bottorff to Dana & Hugh Garvin III, 0.4600 acre, $255,900. 5315 Oakcrest Court, NVR Inc. to LAN LIU, trustee, 0.5633 acre, $243,475. 1696 Ohio 131, Catherine Feighery, et al. to Huntington National Bank, 0.7100 acre, $86,667. 940 Paul Vista Drive, Ann Elizabeth Novak to Susan Guzior, $261,500. 6653 Paxton Guinea Road, Terry & Patricia Jacobs to Benjamin & Abigail Burzynski, $189,000. Lot 10 Reserves of Greycliff, Greycliff Dev. LLC. to NVR Inc., 0.3138 acre, $45,000. 6240 Seattle Rule Court, BAC Home Loans Servicing LP to Gary & Kristie Mount, 0.3440 acre, $193,000. 1106 Sophia Drive, NVR Inc. to Lucio & Anna Labella, 0.2996 acre, $389,100.

718 Wards Corner Road, Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. to Midwest Ohio Financial LLC., 0.7410 acre, $135,000. Lot 81 White Farm, White Farm Dev. LLC. to NVR Inc., 0.3673 acre, $25,000. Lot 29 Wittmer Estates, Conrad Meadows LLC. to Maronda Homes of Cincinnati LLC., 0.4587 acre, $48,000. 1293 Beauregard Court, Elizabeth & Patrick Winner to Sheryl Lighthall, 0.4100 acre, $134,900. 6363 Branch Hill Miamiville Road, Steve Williams, et al. to Household Realty Corp., 1.5900 acre, $116,666.07. 6169 Branch Hill Miamiville Road, T. David Ferguson to Edward Bond, 1.0850 acre, $122,700. 5432 Cherry Blossom Court, Theresa & Clarence Phillips III to Nicole Huhn, 0.4590 acre, $200,000. 1290 Deblin Drive, Randall Fender, et al. to HSBC Bank USA, NA, as trustee, $90,000. 1186 Deblin Drive, Brian Nixon, et al. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., $83,333.34. 1129 Deerhaven Court, Sally Miller, et al. to The Huntington National Bank, 1.9860 acre, $116,667. 5821 Karen Lane, Brian & Teresa Speiss to Lindsay Garber, $145,000. 5513 Mallard Point Court, Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC. to Thomas & Jaimie Porter, 0.3040 acre, $242,335. 714 Miami Heights Court, Robert & Joanne Stallman to Trevor & Laura Thrun, $423,500. 296 Miami Valley Drive, Robert & Zona Vogt to Travis Dorsey & Michelle Gockley, $151,000. 698 Milford Hills Drive, Diane Cunningham & Sean Stone to Suzanne Schlegel, 0.3100 acre, $139,000. 5318 Oakcrest Court, Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC. to Dennis & Jennifer Wiesner, 0.2938 acre, $236,950.

Andrew Jesse Smith, 25, at large, notice of change of address, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. James Allen Snyder, 24, at large, notice of change of address, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Richard Nicholas Ferris, 20, notice of change of address, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Anthony Roy Weaver, 37, 14916 Eastwood Drive, Williamsburg, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Adam Travis Brown, 30, 207 Amelia Olive Branch, Amelia, misuse of credit card, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Daniel Lee Tansey Jr., 20, burglary, theft, unauthorized use of a vehicle, breaking and entering, safecracking, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Steven Allen High Jr., 32, 2884 Lindale Mt. Holly Road, Amelia, burglary, grand theft from an elderly person, tampering with evidence, possess-

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PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT REQUEST FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Board of the Clermont County Public Library PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT REQUEST FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES New Public Library Facility Construction and Renovations The Clermont County Public Library Board of Trustees, 326 Broadway Street Batavia, Ohio 45103, invites interested design firms to submit statements of qualifications for: New Public Library Building Construction and Associated Renovation The scope of work includes: (1) Utilizing the facility elevation plans created for zoning application and approval purpos es; prepare all necessary blueprints and documents including floor, electrical, mechanical, landscaping, etc. necessary to construct a Public Library. The project will include the renovation of an existing 11,600 S.F. former restaurant building, with an additional 9,000 +- S. F. addition. (2) Estimating project construction and renovation costs based on but not limited to the library’s specifications. (3) Developing a proposed timeline with milestone dates for completion. (4) Providing design and other architectural services to implement the construction and renovation plan. The estimated cost of the project is approximately three (3) million dollars. Statements of qualifications shall include: (1) The name, address, telephone number, and owner/s of the firm. (2) Number of years in business, the firm’s history, and types of services offered. (3) A one-page statement of interest and qualifications for this project. (4) A brief (maximum two- page) project under standing description. Include any concerns regarding permits, schedule, site, etc.

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

Michael Anthony Lee, 35, 1015 Chanticler Way, Cincinnati, aggravated burglary, menacing by stalking, domestic violence, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Steven Wayne Gebhart, 37, 4 Cottage Court, Cincinnati, forgery, Union Township Police Department. Jennings Lee Childress, 33, 262 Worth St. Apt. B, Cincinnati, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Joshua Ryan Banker, 27, 150 E. Broadway St. Apt. 4, Loveland, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. William Gregory Sharp, 51, 1905 Denver St., Covington, Ky., non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Michael William Tacy, 44, 1907 Monarch Drive, Middletown, nonsupport of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement.

(5) Discussion of firm’s specific abilities and expertise to provide the required professional services and qualifications related to project requirements, including project management skills and methodology to monitor project budgets.

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(6) Key personnel proposed as project team members, including detailed resumes. Clearly identify sub consultants, if proposed, with similar information. Please include staff locations as related to the project site. (7) Examples of specific knowledge, expertise and project management experience related to this type of project. (8) A list and description of recent and similar library projects the firm has completed. (9) References (no less than three from similar projects. Reference information must include:

Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Haag will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary at an open house on Saturday, May 1 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Cuba Friends Church. Hosting the open house will be the couple’s children Robin Haag (widow of David), Doug and Vanessa Haag, Mitch and Jean Ostermeier, and Dennis & Regina Haag. The honorees also have seven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. The couple farmed in Clermont County near before Newtonsville, moving to Cuba in May 1956. They request no gifts other than your presence and your prayers.

a) Name of owner b) Project name and overall value c) Brief description of firm’s involvement d) Contact person e) Address f)Telephone/fax numbers/email address g) Firm’s key personnel assigned to the referenced project Seven (7) copies of the firm’s statement of qualifications to perform the work shall be submitted to: David Mezack, Executive Director, Clermont County Public Library. Statements of qualifications shall be submitted no later than 12:00 Noon April, 28, 2010. The format of the statement is left to the discretion of the firm. All questions regarding this request for qualifications should be directed to David Mezack via email:, or 513-735-7193 1235928/1549794

LEGAL NOTICE Ronald Prather H13 12 Pineview Dr. Apt.7 Amelia, OH 45102 Eric Hensley F51 103 Southern Trace Apt. F Cincinnati, OH 45255 Derrell Woods II E12 4468 Spruce Creek Dr Batavia OH 45103 You are hereby notified that your personal belongings stored at Eastside Storage, 4400 St. Rt. 222, Ste A, Batavia, OH 45103; 715 Cincinnati Batavia Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45245 1170 Ohio Pike Amelia, OH 45102 will be sold for payment due. 1219857/1549390 LEGAL NOTICE Public Hearing City of Milford Board of Zoning Appeals Date & Time: Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Place: Council Chambers, 745 Center Street, Milford, Ohio The City of Milford Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a Public Hearing to consider the following applications: VAR 10-02 Lindley, 700 Wallace Avenue, Lot Area. An application by Dana Lindley, requesting a variance from Section 1143.06 Minimum Lot Area for the property located at 700 Wallace Avenue, Milford, OH. Specifically, the applicant is seeking to create a parcel that is less than the 1 ½ acre minimum required lot area. The parcel # is 210731A046P and the property is zoned R-1, Large Lot Residential District. The application and accompanying documents may be viewed at City Hall —745 Center Street, Milford, Ohio—from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. If you have any questions, please call Pam Holbrook, Assistant City Manager, at 248-5093. 1237305/1550012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE YOU ARE HEREBY GIVEN NOTICE THAT PS ORANGE CO, INC. HAS AN OPERATOR’S LIEN AGAINST CERTAIN PROPERTY STORED IN THE FOLLOWING UNITS. MORE PARTICU LARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: 23/13 Kenneth G Dutlinger 1285 St Rt 28 Lot 301 Goshen, OH 45122 Electronic, Furniture, Tools; 338 Laura L McCoy 11018 Gist Settlement Rd New Vienna, OH 45159 Boxes, Furniture; OPERATOR INTENDS TO DISPOSE OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PROPERTY AT PUBLIC SALE AS FOLLOWS: DATE OF SALE: 4/29/10 TIME OF SALE: 2:00pm LOCATION OF SALE: PUBLIC STORAGE #28221 6068 Branch Hill Guinea Pk Milford, OH 45150. 1551182 LEGAL NOTICE The following Storage unit(s) from Stronghold of Eastgate will be sold at public auction by Don Bates Auctioneers, at 758 Old State Route 74, Cincinnati Ohio 45245 on Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. and will continue until all units are sold. The unit numbers, names and last known addresses are as follows: Unit # 182-Patrick W. Bolden, 10191 Harrison Ave. #41, Harrison. Ohio 45030; Unit 081-Terry Schneid er, 4418 Arrowhead, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808. 1273014/1551285




April 14, 2010

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month


In front of the DJFS building are Sandy Kelly, Jamie Smith, Julie Robinson, Karen Hargis and Opal Andeson, all from CPS. This is the Pinwheels for Prevention display designed to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect.

Pinwheels for Prevention is Ohio’s statewide public awareness campaign that brings attention to child abuse and neglect. Throughout the state, colorful pinwheels will be planted in front of courthouses, playgrounds, libraries, schools, churches and parks. Each pinwheel represents a case of child abuse and neglect reported to the children’s services agencies in Ohio. In addition, education and media campaigns will complement these displays to raise the public’s awareness. Included in this year’s Clermont County display will be a sign to provide information regarding the reports received within the county. In 2007, there were 106,538 reports of child abuse and neglect in Ohio. Last year, Clermont County had 1,411 new referrals. From 2008 to 2009 there has been an increase in the number of referrals: • 26-percent increase of referrals 2008 vs. 2009. • 10-percent increase in sex abuse.

• 19-percent increase in neglect. • 55-percent increase in physical abuse. Most Ohioans are unaware of how widespread the problems of child abuse and neglect are in their local communities. Pinwheels for Prevention is designed to show the public in a very dramatic way that child abuse and neglect occurs in every community and encourages a focus on prevention as part of the overall plan to break the cycle of abuse. These pinwheels will represent efforts to change the way Clermont County thinks about prevention with the focus on ways to motivate action. Show your support for the Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign “Winds of Change: It’s Your Turn to Raise the Leaders of Tomorrow.” This year a pinwheel display was placed in front of The Department of Job and Family Services building off of Bauer Road in Batavia. They are thankful for the faith communities’

participation. The department has four churches that volunteered to have displays placed: Bethel United Methodist Church, Mount Carmel Christian Church, St. Thomas More and Eastside Christian Church in Milford. To show your support, consider participating in the “Walk for Clermont Kids” scheduled for May 1 at the Batavia Township Park. You may register at There will be many activities planned such as prize raffles, food and games for children and entertainment. “Walk For Clermont Kids” is designed to raise awareness of the need for foster parents by promoting fostering and the effort to raise funds for Clermont County foster children. Children may walk with a registered adult. This is the third annual “Walk for Clermont Kids.” If you do need to make a report of child abuse or neglect or are just concerned about a child, call 732-STOP.


Ryan Homes, Lebanon, new, 5965 Marsh Circle, Goshen Township, $65,000. Alt & Witzig Engineering Inc., West Chester, retaining wall, 611 Valley Woods, Miami Township, $69,000. Gregg Gerwe, Milford, garage, 5931 Woodspoint, Miami Township,

$26,500. Trophy Homes, Newtonsville, addition, 5600 Beech Grove, Miami Township, $12,000. Nelson Brothers Inc., Cincinnati, alter, 5703 Mellie Ave., Miami Township. Chisman Electric, Loveland, alter, 6745 Epworth, Miami Township. Frey Electric, Cincinnati, alter, 624 W.

Hanna Ave., Miami Township. Recker & Boerger, Cincinnati, HVAC, 6214 Whileaway Drive, Miami Township; HVAC, 1095 Rainbow Trail; HVAC, 5854 Wade Road. Jansen Heat & Air, Cincinnati, HVAC, 1109 Raintree, Miami Township. Robert Lucke Homes, Cincinnati, new, 5685 Wittmer Estates, Miami

Township, $300,000. Potter Hill Homes, Milford, new, 5606 Water Mills, Miami Township, $85,400; new, 5608 Water Mills, $85,400. Fischer Single Family Homes, Crestview Hills, Ky., new, 5650 McCormick Trail, Miami Township, $125,955.

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Holiday Homes, Milford, trailer, lot 603, 707 Ohio 28, Milford City.


Bansal Construction Inc., Fairfield, traffic signal, 6411 Ohio 132, Goshen Township; traffic signal, 4719 Ohio 133, Jackson Township. Patricia Hannika, Milford, alter, 1241 Ohio 131, Miami Township, $10,000; sign.

Park 50, Cincinnati, alter, 5405 Dupont Circle, Miami Township. The Crowell Co., Cincinnati, alter, suite 238, 200 Techne Center, Miami Township. William Wells, Hamilton, alter, suite F, 974 Ohio 28, Miami Township. Biz Com Electric, Cincinnati, alter, 6074 Branch Hill Guinea, Miami Township. Clermont County Adult Res. Homes, Batavia, picnic shelter, 1710 Ohio 50, Stonelick Township.

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There is a joke among friends here, “It’s a Phoenix that has risen from the ashes. ”When Charles and Allison Hahn Sobieck purchased the property at 502 North Main Street (in Somerset, Kentucky), there was a lot of work to be done, to say the least. With the vision of a B & B and a home in ruins, there were little choices. The dilapidated structure was removed, then reconstructed as it had been in the 1850’s. It’s a brand new home. A bit of an unusual concept for a bed and breakfast. “We reconstructed the home from scratch. This gave us the benefit of designing every amenity possible along the way, ”said Allison Sobieck, owner. Every room is equipped with many amenities you don’t often find in a traditional bed and breakfast, but rather a fine hotel. Every room has a full sized closet with a pair of micro-fiber robes hanging in them, 400- count Egyptian cotton sheets, cable TV with DVD players, queen sized beds, and a host of other things. For instance, 2 rooms have gas fireplaces and 3 rooms have whirlpool tubs. We even offer many add on amenities such as massage, dinner, flowers, etc…

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The rooms are only half of the reason to come to The Doolin House. Owners Charles and Allison just happen to both be chefs. Some of the breakfast specialties include Caramel Banana French Toast and Southern Eggs Benedict (2 fried green tomatoes topped with 2 slices of smoked bacon, 2 eggs over easy and Hollandaise). Chuck is usually in charge of breakfast and tries to do new and different things every day. Chef Chuck pointed out, “It’s fun to experiment with breakfast. It’s the one meal that encompasses all foods. It’s perfectly acceptable to see smoked salmon or a pork cutlet at the breakfast table. ”For those in no rush to rise and shine, breakfast in bed is served at no additional charge. When you need a weekend get away that’s not too far from home or you are planning your summer vacation to beautiful Lake Cumberland, remember that The Doolin House Bed and Breakfast is only a phone call away.



DESTIN. Luxury 2 BR, 2 BA oceanfront condos. Heated pool, spas, kids pool & tennis. Sleeps 6. Local owner. D 513-528-9800, E 513-752-1735

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ORLANDO. Nr Disney. 4br 3ba townhouse in gated resort. Sleeps 10. Available year round. From $80/night + tax. Locally owned. 859-609-0712

Our beach is free. Specials available for golf, tennis, dining, more. Visit our

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HILTON HEAD Sea Pines Upgraded & very nicely appointed 3 BR, 3½ BA townhome on golf course & near beach. Reduced rates. Rented only by the owners. 513-874-5927 N. MYRTLE BEACH Coastal Condos, Inc. 1-4 bdrm oceanfront & ocean view units. Call 1-800-951-4880 or visit

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TENNESSEE 1-7 Affordable, Deluxe Chalets & Cabin Rentals. Pigeon Forge in the Smokies. Vacation/Dollywood Specials. Free brochure. Call 1-800-833-9987.


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EMERALD ISLE. Ocean Front luxury vacation homes with community pool. Call for free brochure. 1-252-354-5555 Spinnaker’s Reach Realty

GATLINBURG. Affordable rates. Fully furnished. 1-8 bdrms. Chalets, Cabins, Privacy, Views, Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, Fireplaces. 1-800-235-2661

The community is invited to get a close look at one of the first hybrid buses in the state of Ohio at a Clermont Transportation Connection (CTC) Hold the Bus event between 11 a.m. and noon Thursday, April 15, at the Community Park pavilion, 5951 Buckwheat Road in Miami Township.

Event introduces new Clermont hybrids The community is invited to get a close look at one of the first hybrid buses in the state of Ohio at a Clermont Transportation Connection (CTC) Hold the Bus event between 11 a.m. and noon Thursday, April 15, at the Community Park pavilion, 5951 Buckwheat Road in Miami Township. “We are excited about the hybrid buses because they will provide a 40-percent increase in fuel efficiency, a 30-percent reduction in maintenance costs, and a 30-percent decrease in greenhouse gas emissions,” said CTC Director Ben Capelle. The buses were purchased with American Reinvestment and Recovery Act funds and are already transporting passengers on CTC’s

Route 3, running between Milford, Miami Township and Goshen. The hybrid buses, manufactured in the United States, are equipped with bicycle racks. “The only difference passengers will notice between the standard and hybrid buses will be the word ‘hybrid’ on the side of the bus,” said Capelle. For more information about Clermont Transportation Connection, or the Hold the Bus event, call CTC at 732-7433. CTC is the primary provider of public transportation in Clermont County. Founded in 1977 as CART (Clermont Area Rural Transit), CTC has continued to evolve and now offers four fixed routes in addition to its Dial-A-Ride services.

IN THE COURTS From B9 ing criminal tools, safecracking, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Lacey Jane Kelley, 27, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, aggravated trafficking in drugs, Narcotics Unit. Arthur James Fritts, 33, 1718 Parker Road, Goshen, burglary, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Robert G. Gephart, 54, 4207 Cider Mill, Cincinnati, rape, gross sexual imposition, Union Township Police Department.


The following decisions were rendered through the Twelfth District Court of Appeals. Interested persons are

urged to obtain copies of actual decisions by visiting the court’s Web site,\new decisions.asp so that the full text of the court’s opinions can be carefully read. In the matter of: Carolyn Jean Morgan vs. Donald L. Morgan, presiding judge William W. Young, judges H.J. Bressler and Stephen W. Powell. The appeals court affirmed the decision of Clermont County Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Division. In the matter of: State of Ohio vs. Christopher Workman, presiding judge William W. Young, judges H.J. Bressler and Stephen W. Powell. The appeals court dismissed the decision of Clermont County Court of Common Pleas.


Web site: Archie Wilson is running unopposed for Clermont County commissioner in the Republican primary. Linda Fraley is...


Web site: Archie Wilson is running unopposed for Clermont County commissioner in the Republican primary. Linda Fraley is...