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teachers Leslie Zurmehly and Stephanie Hoeppner presented the rationale behind the schedSTONELICK TWP. — Clermont uling changes and said students Northeastern High School will will see the most benefit in sciswitch from a seven-period day ence classes. to a six-period day next school “When you think about sciyear to make the transition to ence, you’ll have labs that last Common Core standards easier. for three days now because of “We are faced with a big chal- the set up,” said Zurmehly, a lenge in education right special education teachnow,” said John Eckert, er. “With the new schedCNE High School princiule, we’ll be able to get pal. “(But) Common those done in a day.” Core is not an evil thing, The 90-minute classes all it is saying is that we Tuesday and Thursday need to get our students also will leave an hour for to dig deeper into subwhat is being call orgajects rather than just get nized study. a basic breadth of knowl- Hoeppner “This is not a free-foredge.” all, this is very strucThe Common Core initiative tured time,” Zurmehly said. is a state-based curriculum de- “We have a lot of students who veloped to force teachers, and don’t have access to (computer) by extension the students, “to equipment at home. This gives incorporate a higher level of them time to do more at school.” thinking skills and problem The school staff experimentsolving, as well as some experi- ed with fewer classes in the past ential learning,” Eckert said. and they are confident students “We want to give the teach- will take to the new schedule, ers more time to engage in the Hoeppner said. curriculum,” he said. “When we were on trimesTo do this, most classes at ters a few years back, we saw CNE will last 55 minutes as op- students really excel with the posed to the current 47 minutes. five-class schedule,” she said. However, Tuesday and Thurs- “The biggest complaint, if you day class times will increase to could call it that, from teachers 90 minutes to allow for more is 47 minutes for class. While hands-on time in labs. you try to start at the bell, that “We won’t have the problem doesn’t happen. When you look anymore where a student dis- at those 47 minutes, we really sects a cat for 10 minutes and get 30 minutes.” then has to clean up,” Eckert Next year, students will take said. “They’ll really be able to exams before the winter break, explore and learn more.” and when they come back they At an informational parent will have an intersession perimeeting Tuesday, April 16, od.

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Goshen Twp. homes evacuated when explosive device found By Theresa L. Herron

Twenty homes in the Lakeshore Mobile Home Park were evacuated Saturday, April 20, after an explosive device were found by Goshen Township Police. The Cincinnati Bomb Squad was called to remove a grenade. The substance inside the grenade appeared to be C4, however, that will not be confirmed until verified by a lab. The fuse on the grenade was armed and live, but sepa-

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Shriver appointed as juvenile judge By Theresa L. Herron

James Shriver will become the new Clermont County Probate/Juvenile Court judge July 1. Ohio Gov. John Kasich made the appointment to replace Judge Stephanie Wyler, who retired in December. Shriver has served as a Clermont County Municipal Court judge for the last 18 years. “I am truly honored to be selected by Gov. Kasich to serve as the next probate/juvenile court judge for Clermont

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Also arrested was Marlaina N. Todd, 25, 1785 Ohio 28. She was charged with drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs marijuana, unlawful possession of dangerous ordnance, trafficking in drugs - included schedule III, IV, permitting drug abuse and endangering children - risk of harm. Robinson responded to the home of Kimberly Whitworth, 1785 Ohio 28, the same home where Garlejo and Todd were living, because she allegedly

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rated from the C4 and a safety was in place, according to an email from the bomb squad to Sgt. Ron Robinson, Goshen Township Police Officer who handled this case. Arrested at 6:50 p.m. Saturday, April 20, were Nestor R. Garlejo, 34, 1785 Ohio 28. He was charged with trafficking in drugs - included schedule III-IV, possession of drugs marijuana, drug paraphernalia, endangering children risk of harm, unlawful possession of dangerous ordnance and permitting drug abuse.





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County,” Shriver said. “The position has a long tradition of quality service from judges who have served on the Shriver county bench and I am excited to be able to take my 18 years of experience dealing with young people with me,” he said. Shriver asked to begin work in the probate/juvenile court July 1 so there would be a smooth transition for the next municipal court judge.

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“And, so we would not have a whole host of visiting judges so serve while (the next) person was being selected,” he said. Being a juvenile court judge is something that Shriver always has wanted to do. When he first started with the Clermont County prosecutor’s office, he was assigned to juvenile court. “I prosecuted delinquency and children’s services cases. I gained the most satisfaction from knowing I was helping youth turn their lives around See JUDGE, Page A2 Vol. 33 No. 4 © 2013 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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Schmidt was near Boston explosion Former U.S. Rep. had just finished By Theresa L. Herron

Former U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt of Miami Township finished the Boston Marathon a few minutes before hearing an explosion near the finish line where she was waiting for her sister to cross. “I’ve never been so close to death or witnessed it,” Schmidt said via cell phone about 5:15

p.m. Monday, April 15. She had just finished “one of my best races ever” and had borrowed a cell phone to tell her husband, Peter. Soon after, she heard a “boom” and saw people “without limbs” being taken to the medical tent just past the finish line. She had turned to run away, but immediately turned back to get her twin sister, Jennifer Black of Miami Township. Emergency personnel told her to go into her nearby hotel.

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At 5:15 p.m., neither Schmidt or Black had been able to find their cousin, KathSchmidt leen Fussinger, who was running between them on the course. Schmidt was told to go to her hotel. At the same time, Black was sitting on a street corner outside the hotel because officials

would not let her inside when she was reached via cell phone. Black had run to the 25.4-mile point when the race was stopped. She said she was OK. Strangers immediately began helping runners. One let her use his bathroom in his nearby apartment. Another stranger offered her a bagel. Someone offered her a banana as she talked on the phone. Another offered a blanket because after running most of the marathon and then stop-

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ping suddenly, she was “freezing.” “The kindness of strangers ... is absolutely overwhelming,” she said. “We are just runners and normal human beings. I don’t know who is responsible, but we are just runners. We came out to do our best and some idiot came to hurt innocent people,” Black said. “When I think of all those who are injured ... they may not run again. It’s unconscionable.” She said thousands were not able to finish the

race. Schmidt also was helped by strangers, especially young volunteers helping at the race. One let her use his phone to make a second call to her husband to let him know she was OK after the explosion. “It was just wonderful,” she said. Schmidt said, “I hate the actions of these terrorists. I pray for the victims and their families.” She asked others to pray for the families of the victims.


bill with white substance, Barnett crossbow, 20-gauge single shot shotgun, two silver cans with marijuana seeds, three glass pipes, digital scale, three pairs of hemostats, according to the Goshen Township police report. Also found in the home were two children, the report said. Garlejo and Todd were in court Monday, April 22, for a bond hearing. Garlejo is being help on a $100,000 bond and Todd on a $50,000 bond. They will appear next in court Monday, April 29, at 3 p.m. for arraignment.

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stole a large amount of scheduled pharmaceuticals from Pohlman Pharmacy in Goshen Township where she worked for a number years. While trying to recover some of these drugs, Robinson found the explosive device, said Police Chief Ray Snyder. Found in the house, besides the grenade, pills, a grinder with marijuana, three bongs, six arrows, a $1 bill with white substance, $306 in cash, a $10

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and by getting them out of severe situations,” Shriver said. Also, while serving as municipal court judge, Shriver worked with people who “graduated from the juvenile court system. I believe I’m in the best position to take the evidence-based practices I’ve implemented as a municipal court judge to juvenile court and hopefully prevent them from becoming part of the adult system.” Commissioner Bob Proud said, “I have had the honor and privilege of working with Judge Shriver over the past 18 years. As chair of the State Advisory Board for RECLAIM

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OHIO (Ohio Department of Youth Services), I commend Judge Shriver on his dedication to the justice system and his vision in finding solutions to difficult problems, he is always looking to strengthen the individual and deter repeat offenses. He is not a one size fits all judge, which will serve him well in probate/juvenile court.” Shriver will run in the November 2014 general election to serve a full sixyear term that begins Feb. 9, 2015. He started Ohio’s first DUI Court. He serves as chair of the Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Specialized Dockets and as an ex-officio member of the Commission on the Rules of Practice and Procedure. He’s also a past president of the Association of Municipal/County Judges of Ohio. Shriver describes himself as a conservative and strict constructionist. Shriver has presided over 100,000 civil and criminal cases during his judicial career and has endeavored to develop programs that reduce recidivism and promote safer communities.


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BRIEFLY Book sale

The Milford Public Library (MPL) will host a book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 2, Saturday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4, at 19 Water St. The proceeds will fund a restoration project to conserve library historical docments. Call 248-1256 for more information.

CCDD meeting

The Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities (CCDD) will meet in regular session at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in the Early Childhood Conference Room, Thomas A. Wildey Center, 2040 U.S. 50, west of Owensville.

Medication disposal

The Milford Police Department, along with the Partners for a Drug-Free Milford Miami Township, is hosting another DEA Medication Disposal Day. The event will take place Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Target store in Milford, 100 Rivers Edge. For more information, contact the Milford Police Department at 248-5084 or the Partners for a DrugFree Milford Miami Township at 576-2267.

Quarter auction

American Legion Post 450 in Milford will host a quarter auction at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at the post, 450 Stier Drive. Paddles are $2 each or three for $5. There will a split the pot and raffles. Vendors include Tastefully Simple, Tupperware, Avon, Lia Sophia Jewelry, Thirty-One and more. Proceeds support veterans programs. Snacks will be available for purchase or bring your own.

Special election

For the upcoming special election to be held Tuesday, May 7, in the Milford Exempted Vil-

lage School District, the Clermont County Board of Elections has set its in-office hours for early/absentee voting as follows: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There will be no weekend hours except for Saturday, May 4, from 8 a.m. until noon. All registered voters are eligible to vote early/absentee by mail. Voters can print an application off the board of elections website at or call 732-7275 to receive an application in the mail. The last day for the board of elections to receive applications by mail is Saturday, May 4, by noon. Remember, you must first submit an application in order to receive a ballot in the mail. The polls will be open only in the Milford school district for the special election Tuesday, May 7, from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Milford Shred Day

Before you toss old bank records, tax statements, and all those credit card offers you receive in the recycling bin, take a moment and put the sensitive documents in a bag or box and circle April 27 on your calendar. The City of Milford and Cintas Document Management will sponsor a free community shred day April 27 from 9 a.m. to noon. in the Municipal Building parking lot, 745 Center St. Shredding paperwork effectively can reduce the elements leading to identity theft.

Arbor Day

Milford will celebrate Arbor Day with a tree planting at 2 p.m. Friday, April 26, at Pattison Elementary School, 5330 South Milford Road. The tree planting is made possible through the collaboration between the City of Milford, Davey Tree and Pattison Elementary School.

The City is also celebrating its designation as a Tree City USA for the 8th consecutive year. The Tree City USA program recognizes communities that invest and manage their urban and community forest resource. For additional information about Milford’s Arbor Day tree planting or Tree City USA, call the Municipal Building at 8314192.

Computer recycling

Residents and local businesses are invited to take advantage of a free computer recycling event 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 27, Municipal Building in Milford, 745 Center St. Computers, monitors (CRTs and LCDs), printers, keyboards, networking equipment, speakers, scanners, external hard drives, laptops, servers, cables, towers, and internal video cards will be accepted for recycling. Televisions cannot be accepted. Many computers can be reused; they will be refurbished and donated to schools and the elderly. The hard drives will be stripped, so no personal information will be accessed. For more information, call the Susan Ellerhorst at 2485092.

Eastern Star brunch

Owensville Chapter 370 Order of the Eastern Star members will host a brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at the Hamer Masonic Lodge, 270 E. Main St. in Owensville. The menu includes ham and egg casserole, sausage and egg casserole, biscuits and sausage gravy, potato casserole, fruit, rolls, donuts, muffins, orange juice, coffee, tea and lemonade. Call Faye Mounce at 7537209 or Barbara Bowman at 722-3079 for tickets.

Golden Donkey dinner

The Clermont County Democratic Party will host its annual Golden Donkey Dinner Saturday, April 27, at the Holiday Inn & Suites Eastgate. Social time to meet and greet potential candidates begins at 5 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker is the the Senator Nina Turner (D-Cleveland). Cost is $60 per person. Call 575-3795, email, or visit to make reservations or for more information.

CMHA vacancy

The Clermont County Common Pleas Court is looking for a member of the community to fill a vacancy on the Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority board for the unexpired term of the appointment that runs through March 14, 2016. The board oversees the agency that helps low-income families secure affordable housing opportunities while striving to achieve self-sufficiency and improve the quality of their lives. The housing authority currently maintains 223 public housing units and administers 891 Section 8 units throughout Clermont County. Send the resume and letter to Clermont County Common Pleas Court, c/o Court Administrator, 270 E. Main St., Batavia, Ohio 45103. Applications for the position are due by Tuesday, April 30. The Clermont County Metropolitan Housing Authority is governed by a five-member board appointed by the Clermont County commissioners, common pleas court judges, probate court judge, and the city of Milford. The Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority board plans for the future of the agency, establishes policies

and budgets and monitors finances.

Y celebrates healthy kids

The Clermont Family YMCA is celebrating YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day® with a free community event to get kids moving and learning, and families living healthier. Healthy Kids Day is 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 27, and is the Y’s national initiative to improve the health and well-being of families and to help them get a jump on creating a healthier summer. YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day takes place at the YMCA, 2075 James Sauls Sr. Drive in Batavia. For more information, call 724-9622 or visit

Electronic recycling

Milford and the Cincinnati Computer Cooperative are partnering for an electronics drop-off event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 27, at the city building, 745 Center St. Residents and business representatives can drop off electronics to be recycled. Acceptable items include computers, monitors, scanners, printers, cameras, cell phones, laptops, wires and cables, copy machines and fax machines. The event will take place rain or shine, with the exception of severe inclement weather. Weather cancellations will be at For additional information, contact the solid waste and recycling coordinator at 248-5092.


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Grassy Run Rendezvous celebrates county’s history By Keith BieryGolick


From Wednesday, April 24 through Sunday, April 28, George West and the rest of the Grassy Run Historical Arts Committee will live in the Williamsburg Community Park. “Our tent is our home for that period,” said West, committee president, underscoring the organization’s commitment to informing the community about its history. Not only will they live there, but they’ll be living like it’s the 1700s. “We try to make it like you’re stepping back in time,” said Ron Shouse, former committee president. The Grassy Run Rendezvous started as a way to celebrate the largest recorded battle between settlers and natives in Clermont County. It was originally designed as a one-time event in 1992, but the community embraced it so much that it is now entering its 21st year. Shouse believes the event’s longevity and continued success can be attributed to its educational value. “A child can open up a history book and read the stories about George Washington and other great leaders, but if you can take that and add touching it, smelling it and seeing it then it sticks to them and they remember it,” he said. “Teachers

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Saturday 10 a.m. Gate opens 10:30 a.m. Opening ceremony Children’s costume parade immediately following opening ceremony. Worldwalker Steve Newman is scheduled to participate. 11 a.m. White Oak singers, native American drumming, singing and dancers Noon Russ Childers, music 1 p.m. Kenny Ashcraft, Singer/songwriter 2 p.m. Camper’s log sawing contest 3 p.m. Tecumseh and his brother the Prophet 4 p.m. Dave Dowler, hammered dulcimer 6 p.m. Event closes to the public Sunday 11 a.m. Gate opens Noon Kenny Ashcraft, singer/songwriter 1 p.m. White Oak singers 2 p.m. Tellico, musical group 3 p.m. White Oak Singers 4 p.m. Dave Dowler, hammered dulcimer 5 p.m. Event closes Throughout the day each day and at various times: » Blacksmithing demonstrations, rope making, tin punching, spinning and weaving, children’s games, flint knapping (making tools from flint, such as arrowheads), cooking demonstrations, writing with a quill pen, hawk and knife throwing demonstrations, weapons demonstrations, woodworking and sawing, storytelling.

do a wonderful job with what they can, but they don’t have a lot of time to teach what is in their backyard - the local history.” The Grassy Run Rendezvous will feature a School Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 26, with more than 15 historical stops where children will have a chance to see a blacksmith weld a piece of steel into a useful tool and hear accounts from participants dressed completely in period-specific clothing, among other ac-

tivities. “It’s a way of bringing to the public, and especially children, the history (of Clermont County),” West said. “(We) demonstrate the way people lived back then so they can have an understanding of how far we’ve come and what people went through to give them the homes they have now.” The Rendezvous is open to the public Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28, at the Williamsburg Community Park, 150 E. Main St.














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The CNE sixth-grade choir get the crowd involved before the school board meeting April 15. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

CNE choir performs for school board By Keith BieryGolick

The CNE sixth-grade choir performed three songs at the beginning of the April 15 school board meeting.

The CNE sixth-grade choir perform for the school board April 15. From left in front are: Sophie Thomas, Maddie Weber, Jordyn Reynolds, Grace Creekmore, Cheyenne Vaught. Middle row: Cassidy Colonel, Madison Doughman, Shehann Brewer, Kyla Brooks, Mariah Sheldon. Back row: Kayla Pemberton, Rya Bullock, Ethan Donaldson. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

SCHOOL NOTES German Honor Society

Kelsey Brown, a 2011 graduate of Milford High School, has been selected for induction into Delta Phi Alpha, German Honor Society. Brown is majoring in history, and double minoring in German and public history. She attends Ohio Northern University in Ada.



Live Oaks students win medals at skills competition

Live Oaks Career Campus students will have the chance to compete against other top students in Ohio after winning medals in regional SkillsUSA competition. The event at Greene County Career Center March 9 gave students in career-technical high school programs the chance to test their skills and be judged by professionals in their field. The winning Live Oaks students are: » Danielle Hogan of Milford, Jacob Eads of Milford, Raimond Prebble of Clermont Northeastern, and Donald Sellers of Amelia, silver medal in Health Knowledge Bowl. » Stephanie Secrest of Turpin, Emily Apgar of Clermont Northeastern, and Emily Teague of Glen Este, bronze medal in Promotional Bulletin Board.

Maddie Weber, of the CNE sixth-grade choir, sings a solo during a performance at the school board meeting April 15.

Does the material hold its shape? Alyssa Hart watched as it settled back onto the table. Hart is a member of the third and fourth grade Dragonfly Club at McCormick Elementary. THANKS TO MARY PAT HARRIS

Can it bounce? Emily Abas mixed glue with starch causing a chemical change that allowed her to roll the material into a ball. Students in Dragonfly Science Club use the inquiry method to test the attributes of a material and compare it to other polymers. Abas is in fourth-grade at McCormick. THANKS TO MARY PAT HARRIS

Nick Hoelmer, a fourth-grade Dragonfly Club student from McCormick, recently found that when he held the material from either end it would continue to stretch, and stretch, and stretch for a distance of more than two yards. Would a larger amount to begin with result in a longer distance? Students tested different brands of glue to see if the mixture of starch and glue would have the same properties when tested. For more photos from this science project, see Schools. THANKS TO MARY PAT HARRIS

Can it be inflated? Students in the Dragonfly Club for fourth-graders at McCormick Elementary tested for bounce, elasticity, resistance, and if the material had more characteristics of a solid or a liquid. Once a student asked for a straw and discovered it was possible to inflate the material, the students wanted to find just how large a bubble they could make. Aaron Coors found that supporting the bubble from the bottom allowed for a larger bubble to be blown. THANKS TO MARY PAT HARRIS


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Rival coaches on the same team - on field, in life By Tom Skeen

MILFORD — Dinner table chatter has changed for the Gregory family in Milford. After competing against each other for years while Tim was coaching at Glen Este, he and his wife, Christy, are finally coaching softball in the same dugout for the Milford Lady Eagles. “Yes, it is unique,” Christy said. “Everybody is always like ‘it’s a family affair,’ and tell them ‘Yes, it’s Tim and I and our 12 daughters.’” Tim spent seven years as the head coach at Glen Este before taking over an assistant coaching role with the Lady Eagles. When he was preparing to face off with his wife’s squad at Glen Este, he would tell his girls, “It’s Milford week.” Luckily for Tim he was primarily on the winning side when the Lady Trojans and the Lady Eagles met. Milford hasn’t beaten Glen Este in six years. “They were really fun, really competitive,” he said of the days when he and his wife were on opposing sides. “We both had good teams every time we coached against each other.” What won’t be fun for Tim is when he faces off against his old team for the first time May 1. “It’s going to be hard and emotional seeing those girls,” he said. “I’m not looking forward to it. They were upset, and it was very emotional for me, them and the parents (when I resigned). I was pretty tight with everyone.” Tim’s daughter Kayla started the move from Glen Este to Milford when she decided to transfer schools. The Bowling Green State University commit has been playing for her dad since she was little



» Clermont Northeastern took down Roger Bacon 10-2, April 13. Joey Cockerham was 2-3 with a double and two RBI. » Goshen defeated Miami Valley Christian Academy 10-1 in both games of a doubleheader April 13. Kyle Judd mowed down 11 MVCA batters in the game one victory. Sophomore Paul Collins went 3-4 with two home runs and four RBI in the Warriors’ 11-0 victory over Winton Woods April 15. Fairfield blanked Goshen 3-0, April 20. » Milford squeaked by Amelia 4-3, April 13 as part of the Beast of the East event. Joe Zurschmeide improved to 2-0 on the mound with the win. The Eagles lost to Lebanon 6-3, April 20.


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Milford softball assistant coach Tim Gregory, left, and head coach Christy Gregory discuss strategy before the bottom of the 10th inning during a home game against Loveland April 18. Tim and Christy have been married for three years and are finally on the same side after competing against each other for years while Tim coached Glen Este. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS

and enjoys it even more now that she also gets to play for her stepmother. “I love it,” Kayla said. “Most people are like ‘you play for your parents?’ I’m used to it so it’s a time that I’ll look back on and cherish it.” Whatever the Gregory family is doing in the Milford dugout is working. The Lady Eagles are 7-4 (4-1 Eastern Cincinnati Conference) and Kayla is hitting at a blistering .586 clip with three triples, 11 RBI and five doubles. After suffering their first ECC loss to Loveland 2-1, April 18 in 11 innings, Christy told her team how things are. “We told

them you are not good enough to come out and not be perfect every game. You’re just not good enough yet.” With only three seniors on the roster, the chemistry between the “Gregory Bunch” seems to be working, but for Christy - whether it’s win, lose or draw she is happy to finally be working with the love of her life. “… (Softball) has always been dinner table talk,” she said. “The best thing now is we are talking about the same team, common goals and not competing. It was nice to compete, but it’s much better now.”

Milford junior Kayla Gregory slaps a single to left field off Loveland pitcher Olivia Pifer as the two teams squared off April 18 at Milford High School. Loveland defeated the Lady Eagles 2-1 in 11 innings. Gregory is a transfer from Glen Este and is committed to Bowling Green State University. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS

Motivation behind Warriors’ hot start Goshen more than doubles last year’s win total already in 2013 By Tom Skeen

GOSHEN — Goshen baseball coach Mark Reed looks really smart right now. After sporting a young, raw team in 2012 that took its lumps and finished with just five wins, one season later the Warriors are on the brink of a historical season. Sitting a 11-2 and having outscored their opponents 116-53 thus far, Reed loves what he’s seeing from his guys. “I think the key so far is chemistry,” the third-year coach said. “This is the first team I’ve coach where they boys truly love being around each other, around me and have a strong passion for the game. … Everybody is feeding off each other and I think the success is coming from that.” The last time the Warriors claimed a Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference division title was 1979 and through April 19 the Warriors hold a half-game lead over Western Brown, whom they beat 8-2 earlier this season. “… We are well aware and look at the banners in the gym and see 1979 staring us in the face,” Reed said. “… The boys recognize that and realize we are doing

Goshen senior Alex Edwards practices indoors before the regular season got under way. The centerfielder/pitcher leads the team in batting average with 10 RBI and eight stolen bases. On the mound he is 2-0 with 14 strikeouts in 10 innings. BRANDON SEVERN/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

something special right now.” Leading the way for the Warriors is senior Alex Edwards. The pitcher and centerfielder leads the team with a .469 batting average with 10 RBI and eight stolen bases. On the mound the righty is

2-0 with 14 strikeouts and a 0.66 ERA in 10 innings. “He was always a good hitter,” Reed said. “… In the summer he did a lot with some of his pitches. He has an incredible work ethic and goes out and works hard and all the other guys are looking at him and feeding off him. If we could some how win the league title it would probably mean more to him than anybody else.” Even with is solid numbers, Edwards play second fiddle to Jesse Peters on the mound. The 6-foot-2 sophomore is 2-1 with a 2.10 ERA. “Jesse is unbelievable,” the coach said. “… I’m overwhelmed. He’s an incredible athlete and it’s scary to think he is just 16 years old. We have a 1-2 punch that is unmatched in our league, let alone in this area.” While the pitching has been on-point, the Warriors wouldn’t be where they are without the offensive production of Steven Morris and Paul Collins. Collins leads the team with 17 RBI, while Morris is hitting .459 with 10 RBI. The reminder of last season is always on Reed’s mind, and while the motivation of a first league title in 33 years is big, the reminder of how rough last season was may go a little further. “… When I got this years team these guys already knew what was expected and how hard they had to work to experience success,” he said. “I kept pushing them to remember last year and how our league opponents didn’t respect us. We have something to prove.”

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During this past year, disasters, destruction and death were the daily news. It is time for an urgent “call to prayer” across our great nation. We know “when prayers go up to the Lord God,” blessings come down. National Day of Prayer services will be held Thursday, May 2. From the court house to the state house, in public parks, church pews and private homes, people will pray for our beloved country. In Batavia, people will gather in front of the court house at noon. This annual prayer service will include patriotic music and hymns by local soloists, Bible reading by elected officials. Area pastors will pray for our country, county, community, children and hometown heroes. We want to ask God to protect our military, to bless our vets for their dedication. As we know, freedom isn’t free – all paid the price. We’d like to invite all veterans to attend so we can recognize them and show our appreciation. There will be special prayers for those who suffered in the Boston explosions and a moment of silence for the loss of life. Wherever you are, stop and pray for our people and our nation at noon Thursday. May 2. Libbie Bennett, Chair National Day of Prayer Task Force Monroe Township

No more photo ops

A few years ago Rahm Emanuel said, “it would be a shame to let a crisis go to

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waste.” For years we have seen politicians with agendas take advantage of suffering people during a crisis. It’s in their DNA. Gun control has been on the Democratic “wish list” for decades. Diane Feinstein said on the “60 Minutes” TV show a few years ago … “If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an outright ban, picking up (every gun) … Mr. and Mrs. America, turn ‘em all in.” Others have said the same thing. Once they ban one gun, then when the next shooting occurs they want to ban another, and another. Gangs, criminals, mentally-challenged people don’t care about gun laws. Did all the laws against ille-

gal drugs keep drugs off the street? No, they created a “black market.” That’s what more gun laws will do. If guns become scarce then they become more valuable to the people that want them. Why make criminals out of people who simply want to protect themselves. Let’s stop allowing politicians from using suffering people for photo ops. Claude Cornell Williamsburg

Do the research

In the April 10 issue, Declan Coleman uses the term “semiautomatic assault rifles.” There is no such item. To be classified as an assault rifle, the firearm must have a full automatic firing position. Semi-automatic is just another rifle. This is a misnomer created by anti-gun owning people. Dawn Harsley and Mindy Pattison used the term “separation of church and state.” This term has been used for years especially by the ACLU, but it is wrong. This separation is not mentioned in the Mayflower Compact, Articles of Confederation or our Constitution. Our Constitution, in the 1st Amendment, states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” This only means that our government cannot have a forced religion or force anyone to become a member of any religion. Numerous countries at times in their throughout history have made it mandatory you had to be a member of the state religion. Some non-Christian nations are like this even today. One or more of the 13 Colonies were like this at their begin-

ning. If you traveled through the early colonies and they had an enforced religion, you had to convert, leave or suffer punishment. Edward Fultz Goshen Township

A new low

Did you catch President Obama’s weekly radio address on April 13? He reached a new low in exploiting a bad situation to bolster his agenda, namely the disarmament of American citizens. (Hyperbole, you say? Ask the now defenseless folks in Europe and Australia.) He’s softening us up with baby steps at first, proposing more totally ineffective gun control laws. Obama relinquished the microphone to a distraught mother of a slain Sandy Hook student. Of course everyone has sympathy for this lady. But ask yourselves: What gun law, existing or proposed, would have stopped this tragedy from happening? Only one, as I see it: Allowing armed teachers, properly trained in conceal-carry, in the schools. Her son might be alive today had this been the case that tragic morning. The deranged killer stole the weapons from his mother, then killed her. He broke several more laws when committing his crimes. All murderers do, regardless of the weapon used. What makes anyone think criminals will obey laws - new or old? Only the dreamers do. Dreaming is easy, but waking up to reality and making intelligent decisions is tough. It calls for solid leadership - something sorely lacking in politicians today. John Joseph Clermont County Tea Party Goshen

Lots of activities are planned for county this spring There is a good chance that by the time you read this column, I’ll be sitting by my campfire at the Grassy Run Heritage Rendezvous in the Williamsburg Community Park watching tents and smoke rise above the ground. Although the rendezvous doesn’t officially open until 10 a.m. Saturday, April 27, and closes at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 28, campers, traders, living history enthusiasts and Grassy Run Historical Arts Committee members begin arriving Wednesday and continue through Saturday night. Last year marked the 20th year the Grassy Run group hosted an outdoor living history camp. Grassy Run President George West reminded me recently that 2013 is the 25th anniversary of the group. It seems only yesterday county historian Rick Crawford and I

shared the dream of forming a historical arts group to preserve the history of the Battle of Grassy Run for Sharon future generaBrumagem tions. This year’s COMMUNITY PRESS GUEST COLUMNIST event provides a special moment for Bethel native and Ripley resident World Walker Steven Newman; 2013 marks the 30th anniversary of Steve’s start of his 4-year world walk and I’m glad all his Grassy Run friends will have an opportunity to celebrate with him. Steve has agreed to be parade marshal for the Kiddie Kamper walk around camp immediately following the opening ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Why not drop by the rendezvous that morning

and congratulate Steve on his special anniversary. Another celebration takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 27 at the U.S. Grant Birthplace in Point Pleasant when Clermont County celebrates the birth of Civil War general and 18th president, Ulysses S. Grant. The event features reenactors, artillery demonstrations and free tours of Grant’s birthplace. Campers and visitors are encouraged to pan for gold like in the old days from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4, when East Fork State Park Campground in Afton hosts “Gold Rush.” Camping fees apply and non-campers will be asked to pay $3 per car. When finished seeking the “glory hole,” hop in the car and head out to Harmony Hill Vineyards on Swings Corner-Pt. Isabel Road outside Bethel. The vineyard kicks off

its 2013 summer season of entertainment and fine wine from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. that Saturday. Most of the new 2012 vintage will be released. Seniors, their family and friends are invited to the free Super Senior Saturday/Senior Expo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 4 at the Miami Township Civic Center on Meijer Drive in Milford. Saturday, May 11, the annual Bethel Art & Music Fest opens at 10 a.m. and concludes at 8 p.m. and features exhibits, special activities. and musical entertainment scattered throughout the village and Burke Park, So mark your calendars and enjoy spring at one or several of these upcoming local events. You just might see me there.

Sharon Brumagem is a contributor for The Community Press and writes Town Crier.

CH@TROOM April 17 question Does North Korea’s threat of a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the U.S. and its restart of a reactor that generates weaponsgrade plutonium concern you. Why or why not?

“Of course it concerns me. We cannot trust N. Korea any more than we can China. These people are our enemies and we better be on our guard at all times. If Korea launches a nuclear bomb I know what my response would be, but with our government I am afraid that all

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we would do is apologize.”

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North Korea does has me concerned, especially the threat of nuclear weaponry. In my opinion, this country has been, is currently, and will continue to be unstable.” O.H.R.

“I am not concerned about a North Korean nuclear strike against the U.S. I am concerned about the apparent epidemic of insanity amongst the leaders of that nation. I am alarmed with the prospect of that rogue nation launching nuclear strikes against South Korea and Japan.

“North Korea’s persistent belligerence might cause Japan and South Korea to pursue their own nuclear development making our planet all the more dangerous. “Another concern is the partnership between Iran and North Korea that may spread nuclear insanity to the Middle East. “The big question is ‘Does America have the resolve to defend her allies to the point of launching nuclear counter strikes against the aggressors?’”

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Government is ruled by the people, not God In an op ed in March 15, Senator Rob Portman stated his support for gay marriage. This upset a lot of people, including Mr. Randy Kline (Viewpoints, April 3). He chastised Senator Portman and reminded him that according to Christian scripture, public official’s authority “is established and ordained by God.” Oded Zmora The COMMUNITY PRESS view that GUEST COLUMNIST leaders are ordained by God has been present since ancient times. The Roman emperors became gods after their death. Kings were said to be God’s chosen and consecrated by the church. In 1776 a group of people cut that line of thought and abolished their union with God’s chosen King George the Third. They believed that if government does not protect the people’s rights, they have a right to alter it or abolish it. When the Founding Fathers sat down to write the constitution they didn’t mention that the power of the leaders would come from God. Indeed, they made sure in the first amendment that “congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.” In 1620, the Pilgrims came to the shore of this continent seeking religious freedom. Since then, millions of people found refuge in America, a large number of them coming because of religious persecution. They knew that in the United States they will be able to live free. There are several countries around the world in which the public official’s authority is ordained by God. Those countries are not democratic. Their leadership is comprised of a selected few, whose judgment cannot be overruled. There, a letter like Mr. Kline’s, would have caused the police to come knocking on his doors. The United States is a Republic. As the name suggests, the power comes from the people. Senator’s Portman actions will be evaluated by the citizens of Ohio. If they disagree with his actions, he will be voted out of office. Mr. Kline can argue with Mr. Portman whether gays should have a right to register as married. He can also ask the senator to explain how the same religious belief led him to initially oppose gay marriage and then to support it. He has that right because he lives in a country which has a government “of the people, by the people, for the people.”

Oded Zmora lives in Pierce Township.

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Brooklynn Busch of Goshen Township examines a bubble creation. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Harley Hill of Goshen Township looks at her bubble creation while Angus O’Donnell and Allyson Clark contemplate their own. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Spaulding Elementary School prepared its students for the Ohio Achievement Assessment test by sending them to camp - math camp, that is. Students participated in eight different challenges at the school’s gym April 5 that used math to solve camp-related problems. Upon completion, the 103 students in attendance were rewarded with s’mores for spending their Friday night studying.

Morgan Horr of Goshen Township hands out a marshmallow to Anna Tudor while Dylan Crockett dips his in chocolate at Spaulding Elementary School’s Math Camp April 5. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Natalie Bumbarger of Goshen Township writes out her answer to a math problem. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Allyson Clark of Goshen Township displays a bubble creation. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Nicole Ulrey explains the steps to a problem Natalie Bumbarger of Goshen Township tries. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Mayla Shumate of Goshen Township holds up a mathematically-created bubble. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Christina Smith helps Amber Farfsing of Goshen Township. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS



The winners of this silent auction item visited with Cincinnati Bengals Coach Marvin Lewis. From left are Bill, Kathy and Nichol Neal. REGINA HERBOLT/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Let Us Never Forget A large number of people attended the eighth annual Let Us Never Forget Scholarship Dinner April 13 at the Oasis. This dinner was created to honor fallen heroes, including U.S. Army SSgt. Matt Maupin of Union Township who was reported missing in Iraq April 9, 2004. His body was found and returned home four years later.

Those who attended the Let Us Never Forget Scholarship Dinner April 13 at the Oasis walked through the Hall of Heroes to reach the dining room. The walls are covered with photos and mementos of those honored that night. REGINA HERBOLT/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Family members and friends of U.S. Army Chuck Kiser, a native of Pierce Township, attended the dinner. From left are his niece Elizabeth “Biz” Arnold, sister Joy Kiser and friend Dee Archer of Amelia. Chuck Kiser was killed in Iraq in 2004. REGINA HERBOLT/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS The Union Township Police Department Color Guard participated at the Let Us Never Forget benefit April 13. From left are: Officer Dan Wilfert, Sgt. Eric Williams, Officer Chad Lutson, Officer Rick Williams, Detective John Pavia and Officer Clay Zimmerman. REGINA HERBOLT/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS



Family and friends of U.S. Army Spc. Joseph Bauer attended the 2013 Let Us Never Forget benefit April 13. Bauer was killed in July 2010 while serving in Afghanistan. From left sitting are: Misty Bauer of Goshen, wife of Spc. Jospeh Bauer; his mother Lynn Bauer; and his sister Shannon Bauer of Owensville. Back row: Valarie Goings of Goshen Township; Kyle Bowman, Misty Bauer’s brother and 2012 CNE graduate who received a Let Us Never Forget Scholarship last year in honor of Spc. Joseph Bauer; Morgan Meadors of Goshen, Ron Foster of Goshen, Ken Bruemmer and Alexis Schmidt of Owensville. REGINA HERBOLT/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Supporters packed the Oasis for the annual Let Us Never Forget dinner April 13. REGINA HERBOLT/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Let Us Never Forget Scholarship Dinner founder June Izzy-Bailey attended this year's dinner with her husband Ray Bailey at the Oasis in Miami Township April 13. REGINA HERBOLT/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Micha Maupin, brother of U.S. Army Sgt. Matt Maupin who was reported missing in Iraq in 2004, attended the Let Us Never Forget benefit April 13 and spent some time with former Cincinnati Bengals kicker Shane Graham. REGINA HERBOLT/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

The Yellow Ribbon Support Foundation Chairman Christopher Laine, left, attended the annual dinner with Survivor Outreach Services Coordinator at the Ohio National Guard - BPSI Contractor Susan Bogan and Ohio Patriot Guard president Bob Woods. REGINA HERBOLT/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS The guest speaker at the annual dinner, Michael Schlitz, was greeted by Paul Brondhaver of Anderson Township. Schlitz and his crew were in southern Baghdad on a basic road-clearing mission to find IEDs in 2007 when two artillery shells attached to a propane tank exploded. The explosion killed the driver, gunner, and medic, but the blast threw Schlitz away from the truck, his entire body on fire. He was burned over 85 percent of his body and he lost both arms. Michael spent four months in a medically-induced coma. Since then he has endured 81 surgeries. Today Schlitz travels extensively sharing his story, advocating for veterans, and ensuring those he served with are never forgotten. REGINA HERBOLT/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Monday Meals, 6-7 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1950 Nagel Road, Community meal. Free, donations accepted. 474-4938. Anderson Township.

Art & Craft Classes Craft Time, 6 p.m., Stonekry Resale Books, 8253 Beechmont Ave., Creative people get together to craft and share ideas. Bring supplies. For $15, learn to make beaded and chain jewelry. Benefits Children’s Hospital, Families with ASD and Autism Speaks. Free. 474-0123. Anderson Township.

TUESDAY, APRIL 30 Business Seminars QuickBooks 101: The Basics, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Ducks in a Row Training Facility, 21 Whitney Drive, Learn from top QuickBooks professional advisor in Cincinnati area, Tricia Reynolds. $175. Registration required. 237-0400; Milford.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, 5767 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road, Fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga and kickboxing. $38 per month. Presented by Jazzercise Milford. 476-7522; Milford. Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, 3054 LindaleMount Holly Road, Ages 10 and up. All experience levels. $5. 310-5600; Monroe Township. Chair Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Legendary Community Center, 3601 West Legendary Run, Increase your strength and flexibility while sitting in a chair or standing and using chair for balance. Learn breathing techniques to promote well-being and calmness and to maximize your body’s potential. $7.50 or $40 for six classes. Presented by Sharon Strickland. 237-4574; Pierce Township.

Runs / Walks Full Moon Walk: Pink Moon, 8:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Meet at Rowe Woods Kiosk. Hit trails at night with full moon and natural history readings. For ages 8 and up. $8, free for members. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township.

FRIDAY, APRIL 26 Business Classes Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 4743100; Anderson Township.

Dining Events Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes coleslaw and French fries. Carryout available. $5.50 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 575-2102. Milford.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford.

Health / Wellness 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.

Home & Garden Day Heights Garden Club Perennial Plant Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Day Heights Plant Sale Site, 1149 Deblin Drive, All plants grown by Garden Club members and selected to grow in this area. Presented by Day Heights Garden Club. 310-5692. Day Heights.

Karaoke and Open Mic Open Mic Night, 7 p.m., Stonekry Resale Books, 8253 Beechmont Ave., Music, poetry, etc. All material must be family-friendly. Free. 474-0123. Anderson Township.

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Celebrate Ulysses S. Grant’s birthday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at his birthplace, 1551 Ohio 232 in Point Pleasant, just off U.S. 52, and about five miles east of New Richmond. There will be music by Freedom Center Choir, Cincinnati Dulcimers, local men’s choral group, the Troubadours from New Richmond High School, and soloist John Hale. The celebration coincides with activities at nearby Grant Memorial Church. For more information, call 543-9149; or visit Soul’d Out, 7-8:30 p.m., First Baptist Church of Newtown, 6944 Main St., Auditorium. Gospel music. Free, donations requested. 658-5384; Newtown.

On Stage - Theater Murder Mystery Dinner, 7 p.m., American Legion Post 318, 6660 Clough Road, Includes multicourse meal. Adult beverages available. Price varies. 888-6432583; Anderson Township.

SATURDAY, APRIL 27 Auctions Auction, 6-9 p.m., Heritage Universalist Unitarian Church, 2710 Newtown Road, Silent auction, live auction, split-thepot raffle and wine raffle. Cash bar. $10, $5 children; $30 for families. 231-8634; Anderson Township.

Benefits Back to Nature: Discover Nature, 6 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Krippendorf Lodge. Includes dinner, cocktails, silent auctions, called auction and a kayak raffle. Bob Herzog, WKRC-TV Channel 12 on-air news personality, will be the auctioneer. Attire: Dressy casual. Benefits Cincinnati Nature Center’s program to help children connect with natural world. $300 couple, $125 per person; $25 discount for firsttime attendees. Reservations required. 831-1711, ext. 128; Union Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Mat Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, 267 Mount Holly Road, Focus on core strength, flexibility, breathing and relaxation. $6 drop-in or 10 classes for $50. Presented by Yoga with Sharon. 237-4574. Amelia.

Health / Wellness Emergency Preparedness, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 700 Clough Pike, Booths provide information about 911 calling, disaster preparation, canning, gardening, food storage, water storage, CPR, AED/defibrillator and first aid training. Free. 384-9921. Union Township.

Historic Sites Ulysses S. Grant Birthday Celebration, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Birthplace of Ulysses S. Grant, U.S. Route 52, Music by Freedom Center Choir, Cincinnati Dulcimers, local men’s choral group the Troubadours and soloist John Hale. Generals Grant and Lee make appearance on horseback. General Custer also joins. Crafters, demonstrators, historic lectures, tours and more. Coincides with activities at Grant Memorial Church behind Birth-

Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; Monroe Township. Chair Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, 267 Mount Holly Road, Yoga that begins and ends in chair. Standing poses when applicable. Focus on core strength, flexibility, breathing and relaxation. $6 drop-in or $50 for 10 classes. Presented by Yoga with Sharon. 237-4574. Amelia.

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Home & Garden Day Heights Garden Club Perennial Plant Sale, 9 a.m.noon, Day Heights Plant Sale Site, 310-5692. Day Heights.

Nature The Basics of Drawing, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Weekly through May 11. With local artist Mary Lou Holt. Learn basic drawing concepts and skills. Ages 18 and up. $85, $75 members. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township. Beekeeping 101, 1-4 p.m., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Explore these fascinating creatures, their lifestyle, their historic relations with humans and what they need to survive and thrive. $25. Reservations required. 683-2340; Loveland.

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

Runs / Walks Spring Bird Walk, 8 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Join bird guide and hike trails. Beginners welcome. Bring binoculars and dress for weather. Ages 18 and up. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711. Union Township. Celebrating Old Friends: A Walk for Aging and Ailing Dogs, 9:30-11 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Walk with your aging or ailing dog along accessible Discovery Trail, less than one mile. Tammy Wynn from Angel’s Paws pet hospice available for support and advice. Ages 18 and up. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township.

SUNDAY, APRIL 28 Exercise Classes Cardio Kick Boxing, 6-7 p.m., ATA Taekwondo Black Belt Academy, 8510 Beechmont Ave., Led by George Sizemore, fourthdegree black belt and co-owner of ATA Black Belt Academy. Family friendly. $5. 652-0286; Anderson Township.

Nature Life on a Leaf, 1-2 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe

Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Investigate hidden world of Nature PlayScape’s leaf dwellers. For ages 12 and under with an adult. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711. Union Township.

Religious - Community Motorcycle Blessing, Noon-3 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, For motorcycles, wheelchairs, trikes, bikes and quads. Gold Star cheese coneys for $1. Youth group bake sale. Coney eating contest with prizes. Games and special activities for children. Cornhole for adults. Photo ops for riders. Music by Model Behavior. Zumba demonstration. Free. 231-4301. Anderson Township.

MONDAY, APRIL 29 Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; Monroe Township. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, 135 N. Union St., Zumba fitness and Zumba Gold classes. $5. Presented by Kimberley “KC” Coniglio. 240-5180; Bethel. Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Leming House, 5951 Buckwheat Road, Summer Rackley leads highintensity workout. Latin dance steps. Ages 18 and up. $25 for six weeks. Presented by Miami Township Parks and Recreation. 248-3727; Miami Township. SilverSneakers ROM, 9-10 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activity for daily living skills. Free. 947-7344. Union Township. Chair Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Legendary Community Center, $7.50 or $40 for six classes. 237-4574; Pierce Township. Hatha Mat Yoga, 6-7:10 p.m., Legendary Community Center, 3601 West Legendary Run, Designed to help increase your strength, flexibility and wellbeing. Each class includes breathing practices, stretching, strength training and relaxation. Bring mat. $7.50 or $40 for six classes. Presented by Sharon Strickland. 237-4574; Pierce Township.

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

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

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5. 240-5180; Bethel.

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

Nature Herpetology Program, 7 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Greater Cincinnati Herpetological Society discusses reptiles and amphibians. Nonmembers pay daily admission, free for members. 831-1711. Union Township. Volunteer Exploration Session, 10-11 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Visitor Center. Discover the many volunteer opportunities available including teaching youth, leading hikes, working outdoors and more. Ages 18 and up. Free. 831-1711. Union Township.

THURSDAY, MAY 2 Drink Tastings Paired Wine Tasting, 6-9 p.m., Winedog Fine Wines & Fine Art, 451A Ohio Pike, Six wines served with gourmet appetizers that pair well with each. Music and artwork on display in gallery. Ages 21 and up. $19.75. Reservations required. 888-288-0668; Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; Monroe Township.

On Stage - Student Theater The Drowsy Chaperone, 7:30 p.m., Turpin High School, 2650 Bartels Road, $10. 232-7770, ext.

5820; Anderson Township.

FRIDAY, MAY 3 Business Classes Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, Free. 474-3100; Anderson Township.

Dining Events Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, $5.50 and up. 575-2102. Milford.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford.

Home & Garden Flower and Plant Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Annuals, perennials, herbs, native plants and hanging baskets available. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711; Union Township.

On Stage - Student Theater The Drowsy Chaperone, 7:30 p.m., Turpin High School, $10. 232-7770, ext. 5820; Anderson Township.

On Stage - Theater Murder Mystery Dinner, 7 p.m., American Legion Post 318, Price varies. 888-643-2583; Anderson Township.

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

SATURDAY, MAY 4 Cooking Classes Cooking with Herbs, 3 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, With chef Joanne Drilling. Quick tips on using herbs to create culinary treats like basilwrapped hard-boiled eggs, salsa verde and arugula, feta and watermelon salad. Ages 18 and up. $7.50, $5 members. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford.

Home & Garden Flower and Plant Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711; Union Township. Plant-a-Palooza, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Butterfly monitoring, cooking with garlic mustard, gardening for birds and butterflies, landscape plants gone bad and toad pot painting for children. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711; Union Township.

Nature Volunteer Exploration Session, 10-11 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Free. 831-1711. Union Township. Hands-on Nature: Open Discovery at CNC’s Nature PlayScape, 1-2 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Play facilitators available to encourage children to interact with nature. Focus on open discovery. For ages 12 and under with an adult. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711. Union Township.


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Celebrate spring with roasted asparagus What a difference a few warm days make. The Caudill kids who live down the road brought me a baggie full of wild violets that they patiently picked. I’ll add that to what I’ve picked and I’ll have enough to make a batch of violet jelly (so gourmet!) and Rita violet Heikenfeld vinegar. RITA’S KITCHEN After they left, I started pulling weeds away from the elderberry bushes when I happened to look over at the asparagus patch. Beautiful asparagus poking up everywhere! And a couple of the stalks were already feathering out at the top, which means they’re too tough to eat. Well, I stopped what I was doing, ran into the house to get a paring knife and basket, and started harvesting asparagus. I got about a pound from his first cutting, and that’s pretty good. Asparagus can help

detoxify our system, has anti-aging properties and not only reduces the risk of heart disease, but it can help prevent birth defects. It’s in season now so pick some up at your local farmer’s market or grocery. Like all seasonal, local produce, asparagus contains optimum nutrition levels right now.

Cynthia Beischel, coauthor of “Virginia Bakery Remembered,” is working on a new book, “Cincinnati Bygone Department Store Tea Rooms.” She is looking for recipes and memories from the downtown department store restaurants, like Pogues, Shillito’s/Lazarus/Macy’s and McAlpin’s. Email me and I’ll pass the information on to Cynthia.

Roasted asparagus with brie

Sound different? I first tasted this when Tom Keegan of Keegan’s Specialty Seafood in Mount Washington was a guest on my cable show. “We make this all the time to serve alongside our entrees for our classes,” he said. (Check out his site at No kidding, asparagus this way is addictive. Here’s my adaptation: Snap tough ends off. Lay in single layer on baking sheet. Sprinkle with lemon pepper. Remove rind from brie (it’s edible but a bit tough and is easier to do when the cheese is cold). Lay slices of brie on top. Roast or grill at high temperature

Rita adapted an asparagus with brie recipe from Tom Keegan of Keegan’s Specialty Seafood. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

(475 degrees) for a few minutes or until asparagus just starts to wrinkle but turns bright green and is still plump and Brie starts to melt.

Phyllis Lowe’s apricot mustard sauce for pork tenderloin I need to eat more rosemary. That’s the herb for remembrance. Or maybe sage, which is good for the mind. The


reason I need to munch on these herbs is I can’t for the life of me remember which engagement I was doing where I met Phyllis. Actually, she attended a couple of my presentations and raved about this sauce, which she says is delicious alongside pork. Well, I can’t wait to try it and wanted you to have the recipe, too. Mix together: ⁄3cup sour cream


Up to 1⁄3cup Dijon mustard 3 tablespoons whole-grain mustard 2 tablespoons apricot jam

Can be refrigerated up to a week.

Sausage stew with root veggies

Each Thursday morning at 7:20 a.m., I have a live segment on Sacred Heart Radio with Brian Patrick about Bible foods and herbs. Recently we talked about carrots and turnips (check out my blog for a recap). About an hour later, a fax came in with this recipe “from a fan.” He/she indicated that “the stew is deli-

cious.” That’s what makes this column so fun, the ability to share recipes like this. I’ll be making this as soon as our carrots and turnips are ready! ⁄2to 3⁄4pound bulk pork sausage 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks 2 medium carrots, cut into chunks 1 small turnip, peeled and cubed 1/2medium onion, chopped, or more to taste 31⁄2cups water or broth (vegetable or chicken) Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup stewed tomatoes or more to taste 1

Cook sausage until done. Add potatoes, carrots, turnip, onion, water and seasonings. Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer until veggies are tender, about 20 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and heat through. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

Rain garden grants now available in Clermont Co.

The Janet A. Santoro Breast Cancer Foundation donates $10,000, from its 10th annual Charity Golf Outing at Bel-Wood Country Club, to the Cancer Support Community to help fund the non-profit's free programs of support, education and hope for people with cancer, their loved ones and cancer survivors. The Janet A. Santoro Breast Cancer Foundation was founded by Janet Santoro and her daughter in 1999 after Janet was diagnosed with breast cancer. The 100 percent volunteer organization raises funds for breast cancer awareness and support, hosting a charity golf outing each year in support of its mission. After nine years of fighting the disease, and more importantly, helping other people with cancer, Santoro passed away in 2008, leaving the Santoro Foundation to continue her legacy of providing support for cancer patients and their families. From left: Brenda Valentine of Goshen, CSC Executive Director Rick Bryan of Blue Ash, Lou Santoro and Jane McCarthy. THANKS TO BETTY COOKENDORFER

Want to build a rain garden, but need a little financial help? The Clermont Soil & Water Conservation District invites county property owners to apply for a grant to plant a rain garden. Up to 10 grants of $200 each will be awarded; assistance will be provided to teach citizens how to design and plant the garden. Rain gardens are quickly growing in popularity among homeowners as a beneficial and attractive idea for landscaping. Rain gardens are landscaped areas planted with wild flowers and native plants, such as blazing stars, lobelia, and cone-

flowers, that soak up rain water and filter it into the ground over a 24- to 48hour period, instead of allowing it to run off into a storm drain or ditch. These types of environmentally-friendly gardens allow about 30 percent more water to soak into the ground than a conventional lawn. Rain gardens also help remove pollutants. A substantial amount of pollution is carried into waterways by runoff from lawns, rooftops, driveways, parking lots and roadways. Rain gardens capture the rain water runoff from those areas; the water is then absorbed

by the rain garden plants and filtered into the ground. Rain gardens prevent pollutants such as fertilizers, pesticides, oil and other hazardous fluids from entering waterways. If interested in applying for a grant, contact the Clermont Soil & Water Conservation District at 732-7075, or visit Applications will be considered until all grants have been awarded. To learn more about rain gardens, including ideal locations and plant selection, visit the Clermont Rain Garden Central website,

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Shalini McGarvey of Milford, second from left, brought her parents, visiting from India, to the offices of the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati recently to meet with the Y Chief Executive Officer and President Sandy Walker, right. McGarvey's father, Mudhu Singh, is the former secretary general of India's YMCA. From left are Mark Ford, McGarvey, Naseem Singh, Mudhu Singh and Walker. PROVIDED




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through with heavy winds and rain, it started to leak even worse,” she said. Brooks Howard said her Ain son knew HEY HOWARD! somebody that worked with a roof repair firm, so she called. “He came out, walked the roof and said I definitely needed a new roof,” Brooks said. An insurance adjuster checked the roof and talked with the roof repairman, but only authorized minor repairs to the roof. However, he agreed there was major damage in her back room. “So, they did print out a check that day. I signed it over to him,” Brooks says. The check was for more than $1,200 and Brooks says the firm started working right away. “The guy took all of the paneling off the back room and put it in my backyard and left it there. Now I have no walls on

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my back room,” she said. In fact, that was the last she saw of that company. The problem here is that Brooks signed over the entire insurance check to the roofer before any work had been done. “He said that that’s the money that would get him started on purchasing the material,” Brooks said. If the company doesn’t have enough money to do the job without first getting your money, then I believe you should look for a different firm. Get a firm that’s been in business long enough to both have money and good credit to get the needed materials. Brooks said the contractor walked off the job last September. He had bought some drywall, but it was just sitting on the floor of the room uninstalled. Brooks said the room is worse now than its ever been. “They never answer the phone. I’ve left numerous messages,” she said. So I contacted the company and am happy to report they sent out a worker to finish the room. In addition, Brooks said her son was able to stop the leaks. Bottom line, when you get an insurance check, don’t sign it over to the repair company. Instead, deposit it into your own bank account and pay the firm a little at a time. It should all be spelled out in a written contract. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

Area below average on well-being index By Bowdeya Tweh

Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana may have one thing in common and it’s not good, according to results from a Gallup survey released recently. The well-being of people in the states lags behind the national average and are among the lowest in the country. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index said Kentucky residents rated their state next to last at No. 49, Ohio was No. 44 and Indiana was No. 42. The ratings were 62.7, 64.6 and 65.1, respectively for the three states. At the national level, the average well-being rating was 66.7 last year, up from 66.2 a year earlier. Gallup said that despite improvements in the national economy, the well-being scores in 2012 remained on par with ratings since 2008. The Well-Being Index represents information gathered from surveys of residents in each state. Surveys ask people to evaluate their life, physical and emotional health, healthy behavior, work environment and basic access to things like food, shelter and health care. For more information, visit


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First tomato plants are in the ‘walls of water’ attended the Grange Convention. Howard was on the board 12 years, along with George Chester Rooks McCorOLE FISHERMAN mick. The church where the funeral was held was a Church of Christ. It was a very old church, but was beautiful it had been reconditioned in the 80s. There was a big crowd, a feller played the bag pipes and at the close of the service there was a 21-gun salute. Howard had been in the armed forces. The church folks had a big meal for everyone. This was good. The trip was 200 miles round trip. Last week I forgot to write about a member of our family, she was laying on the couch. I said to Ruth Ann, “I forgot to write about Chessy.” She jumped off the couch and wanted out. Now I didn’t think she understood what I said but she

didn’t come around me the rest of the day. She likes to stay outside during the night, so about 12 or 1 a.m. she will be at the kitchen door wanting in. Now, you may wonder at that time of night what are we doing up. Well folks, it seems the coffee needs for me to go - you know where. After she is let in, I get back in bed and in a little while we feel her jump on the bed. She lays by Ruth Ann’s feet. Last week when I got the mail there was a card with a little girl’s picture (Brooklyn) standing by a fishing pole. Her Bob-paw as she calls him had taken her fishing at a neighbor’s pond. Bob-paw said she caught a big crappie on her little pole and I am sure she had lots of help landing the big crappie. Then they put it back in the lake. I told Debbie and Bob to get her a life vest so we can take her out on the pontoon. I am sure she will like that. Ruth Ann and I at-

UC Clermont shares TRIO Representatives of the TRIO programs at the UC Clermont College welcomed U.S. Rep. Brad Wenstrup to campus to share information about TRIO services and their community impact. Dean Gregory Sojka welcomed Wenstrup to the campus and invited TRIO program personnel and TRIO alumni to share their experiences and insights concerning the federally-funded TRIO programs. TRIO programs empower first-generationto-college and low-income students to enter and succeed in a variety of educational settings. Three former TRIO participants shared their stories. James Stewart participated in the Educational Opportunity Center and is now a successful student at UC Clermont. Meagan Schalk, who was an Educational Talent Search student in high school, has completed associate degrees at the college and now works in the Academic Affairs Department at UC Clermont while completing her bachelor’s degree at the college. Diana Boling, who was an Upward Bound student in





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Howdy folks, Last Tuesday, we needed to get my glasses fixed. Then we went to the seniors at the Lois Brown Dale Center. We do this each month. It is enjoyable to hear the stories these folks tell about their young lives. There are around 60 or so there. That evening, Ruth Ann and I set out nine tomato plants in the walls of water, which we put out a couple weeks ago. The ground was warmed up under the walls of water. Wednesday morning, Ruth Ann had to get a blood test, which our doctor does once a year. Everything came out all right. Of course, we didn’t eat any breakfast before the tests. After that we went to Steak and Shake and had breakfast, then we went up I-275 to I-75 to a funeral. Howard Zimmerman was on the Grange executive board when I was. I was on it for 18 years going to Columbus one day a month for 11 months a year, then

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POLICE REPORTS MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Edward A. Cotton, 25, 1889 Pebble Ridge No. 2, domestic violence, April 1. John R. Kushner, 26, 1740 Parker, theft, April 3. John G. Evans, 18, 1166 Deblin Drive, noise ordinance, April 2. Ralph Fisch, 55, 1706 Cottontail, open container, April 2. Brent Begley, 18, 1268 Holland Drive, marijuana possession, April 3. Matthew J. Parker, 25, 7482 Red Coat, driving under influence, falsification, April 5. Taylor Clouse, 21, 1294 Colonel Mosby Drive, driving under influence, drug possession, paraphernalia, April 5. Matthew Richardson, 20, 5702 Mellie, underage consumption, April 6. Anthony Young, 19, 590 Wood St., underage consumption, April 6. Alecia L. Faine, 22, 5062 TriCounty View, underage sales, April 5. Mistin M. Fink, 27, 267 Seton Court, underage sales, April 5. Jessica M. Olson, 22, 6304 Melody Lane, keg law, obstructing justice, April 6. Teddy Holbrook, 22, 2232 Donald Road, furnish alcohol to underage, April 6. Brittany Miller, 18, 1317 Hood, underage consumption, April 6. Ashley N. Bates, 18, 5716 Tall Oaks, underage consumption, April 6. Joshua Williams, 25, 70 Melody Lane, drug possession, paraphernalia, April 6. Janel Foster, 36, 1169 Deblin Drive, drug possession, paraphernalia, April 6. Shaun Morgan, 29, 5822 Highview, drug possession, April 7. Megan Morgan, 25, 5822 Highview, drug possession, April 7. Chad Richmond, 35, 127 Holly Lane, drug possession, April 8. Andrew J. Stewart, 37, 5113 Ebersole, theft, criminal damage, April 7.


Assault Male juvenile was assaulted at 107 Queens Road, April 3. Assault, criminal damage Male was assaulted and vehicle damaged at area of Betty Lane at Ohio 131, April 6. Breaking and entering Scrap copper taken at 6455 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, April 2. Criminal damage Tire cut on vehicle at 902 Carpenter, April 2. Vehicle shot with BB gun at 5684 Mellie, April 6. Tires slashed on vehicle at 969 Ohio 28 No. 150, April 7. Soccer net cut at Epiphany Church at Loveland-Miamiville Road, April 7. Vehicle scratched at 784 Loveland Miamiville, April 8. Domestic violence At Pebble Ridge, April 1. At Oakleaf Drive, April 7. Marijuana possession Male student possessed marijuana at Live Oaks at Buckwheat Road, April 3. Theft Medications taken at 5769 Lynne Clara, April 1. Ladder, appliances, etc. taken at 1369 Woodville, April 2. Diamond rings, medication, etc. taken; $4,920 at 934 Paul Vista, April 2. Cellphone taken from counter at McDonald’s; $300 at Ohio 28, April 3. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $16 at Ohio 50, April 3. Steaks taken from Kroger; $45 at Branch Hill Guinea Pike, April 3. Earrings taken from Kohl's; $12 at Ohio 28, April 3. I-Phone taken from Simply Wireless; $400 at Ohio 28, April 3. Copper taken from 2 AC units at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church at Ohio 131, April 4. Tire and hubcap taken at 14 Easley Drive, April 5. Engraved stone taken from Miami Meadows Park; $750 at Ohio 131, April 5. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $37 at Branch

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Journal North/Milford-Miami Advertiser publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department, call: » Miami Township, Chief Steven Bailey, 248-3721 » Goshen Township, Chief Ray Snyder, 722-3200 » Milford, Chief Jamey Mills, 248-5084 » Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, 732-7500 Hill Guinea Pike, April 5. Laptop taken from vehicle at Live Oaks; $600 at Buckwheat Road, April 5. Purse, cash, etc. taken from vehicle; $1,075 at 902 Carpenter, April 6. 2006 Ford taken; $7,000 at 3004 Arrowhead Trail, April 5. Purses, etc. taken from vehicles at 400 Commons Drive, April 7. Tools, etc. taken from vehicle at 111 Kings Drive, April 7. Female stated credit card taken while at Kroger at Ohio 28, April 8. TV taken; $300 at 5668 Crooked Tree, April 8. Violation or protection order Female reported offense at area of Ohio 28 @I-275, April 4.

MILFORD Arrests/citations Andrew J. Stewart, 37, 5110 Ebersole, contempt of court, April 8. Andrea Fisher, 33, 506 Main St., contempt of court, April 8. Ryan R. Henry, 26, 4603 Buckskin Trail, recited, April 8. Johnny P. Stein, 39, 707 Ohio 28 No. 413, domestic violence, April 9. Daniel T. Jetter, 47, 13 Kenny Court, recited, April 9. Roger C. Dickey, 28, 1907 Wyoming Ave., warrant, April 9. Jesse J. Teater, 27, 491 Muirvalley, drug abuse, paraphernalia, driving under suspension, April 9. Juvenile, 15, obstructing official

business, April 9. Patrick T. Houchen, 29, 506 Main St., driving under influence, April 10. Leroy Brewster, 43, 1023 Matthews Drive, contempt of court, April 10. Johnny Harris, 19, 603 Sioux Court, contempt of court, April 11. Brittany M. Clifton, 21, 5612 Trenton Court, theft, April 11. Alexander T. Sweet, 20, 5612 Trenton Court, complicity, April 11. Rachel Merice, 30, 810 Clough, contempt of court, April 11. Correy Estano, 22, 6591 Miami Trails, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, April 12. Casey Estano, 21, 6 Chateau Place, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, April 12. Juvenile, warrant, April 12. Elisa B. Thompson, 24, 30 Toy Fox Lane, drug paraphernalia, April 13. Angela L. Pelopida, 33, 801 Edgecombe No. 4Be, open container, April 13. Charles J. Matthews Jr., 25, 47 Bobby Drive, drug abuse, paraphernalia, driving under suspension, April 13. Sylivin B. Baltazar Jr., 43, 411 Baltimore St., warrant, driving under suspension, April 14. Antonio V. Collins-Bennett, no age given, 6034 Budmar Ave., criminal trespass, obstructing official business, warrant, April 15.


Burglary Unlisted property taken at 11 Potowatomie Trail, April 9. Criminal mischief Truck was spray painted at 516 Hudson Ave., April 13. Vehicles spray painted at 509 Hudson Ave., April 14. Domestic dispute At South Milford Road, April 9. Domestic violence At Ohio 28, April 8. Menacing Female was threatened at 2162 Oakbrook Place, April 10. Theft Theft from vending machine at 900 Finley Ray Drive, April 9. Two shoplifters at Walmart at 201 Chamber, April 11. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers at 100 Chamber, April 12. Vandalism Garbage can damaged at 16 Main St., April 10.

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Heather Johnson, 28, 1840 Woodville, domestic violence, endangering children. Joshua Heath, 32, 1840 Woodville, endangering children. Virgil Day, 54, 6566 Joellen Drive, rape.

Incidents/investigations Burglary At 6388 Snider Road, April 1. Disorder At 1785 Ohio 28, April 1. Dispute At 293 Redbird, March 30. At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 170H, March 31. At 2030 Cameron Crossing, April 2. Theft At 402 Windsor Lane, March 31.

CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests/citations Quanett Sylain Dameron, 22, Clermont County Jail, Batavia, burglary at 5612 Wild Rose

Lane, Milford, April 10. Rudy Lee Harris, 31, 7817 Cincinnati Avenue, Cincinnati, burglary at 5612 Wild Rose Lane, Milford, April 10. Carolyn Rose Trammell, 21, 470 Wood St., Batavia, identity fraud at 5100 Ohio 132, Owensville, April 10. Donald Vogt, 54, 2301 Maple Oak Drive, Goshen, possession of drugs - marijuana at 2301 Maple Oak Drive, Goshen, April 9. Lawrence Clay Kaylor, 32, 6740 Perinwood Drive, Cincinnati, breaking and entering, resisting arrest at 3223 Leuders Road, Goshen, April 12. Lawrence Clay Kaylor, 32, 6740 Perinwood Drive, Cincinnati, burglary at 6160 Ohio 133, Goshen, April 12. Jackie Nmn Hensley, 55, 1780 Gauche Road, Williamsburg, assault at Marathon Edenton / Graham Road, Blanchester, April 13. Joshua M. Newman, 34, 230 N. Sycamore, Lynchburg, Oh, obstructing official business at 6518 Taylor Pike, Blanchester, April 13.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing At 3736 Number 9 Road, Goshen, April 8. Assault At Marathon Edenton / Graham Road, Blanchester, April 13. Breaking and entering At 3223 Leuders Road, Goshen, April 12. At 6664 Ohio 727, Goshen, April 14. At 6751 Ohio 133, Pleasant Plain, April 14. Burglary At 5612 Wild Rose Lane, Milford, March 29. At 6160 Ohio 133, Goshen, April 13. Forgery At 5100 Ohio 132, Owensville, April 9. Identity fraud At 5100 Ohio 132, Owensville, April 9.

REAL ESTATE Day Heights Storage 1360 St. Rt. 131 Milford, Oh 45150 (513) 831-2082 Auction Date 4/30/13 Mike Beuerlein Unit #307 5744 Buckwheat Rd Milford, OH 45140 Greg Brown Unit #610 5612 Pleasant View Milford, OH 45150 Tina Carter Unit #A-18 5397 St. Rt. 132 Batavia, OH 45103 James Sowders Unit #D-34/54 5610 St. Rt. 133 Batavia, OH 45103 1757226 1. Eric Bailey N465 4573 Timberline Court Batavia, Ohio 45103 2. Ben Chaney N494/474 340 South Union Street #8 Bethel, Ohio 45106 3. Connie Daniels B13 750 Sandygrove Road Lumberbridge, NC 28357 4. Dawn Edwards 0536 3747 SR 756 Felicity, Ohio 45120 5.Robert Gullett D116 2067 Greenbush West Road Williamsburg, Ohio 45176 6. Margaret Jackson F215 701 Forest Avenue Neville, Ohio 45156 7. Mary Nelcamp Q615 242 North Ash Street Bethel, Ohio 45106 8. Clyde Parker B37 2634 Laurel Pt. Isabella Road Moscow, Ohio 45153 9.Cynthia Smith G250 2730 SR 222 #32 Bethel, Ohio 45106 1001758203

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


2014 Collingwood Court, Aaron & Amy Fine to Andrew Halcomb & Russell Halcomb, 0.1100 acre, $117,500. 5952 Marsh Circle, Heather & Adam Sczech to Kari King & Alex Strater, 0.1100 acre, $123,250. 2937 Rontina Blvd., Bank of New York Mellon to Stahl Rehab


LLC, 0.5890 acre, $75,600. 1502 Royal Oak Court, Mahalo LLC to Kyle Hartings, 0.4500 acre, $77,900. 7232 Thompson Road, Angela Newhouse to Brandon Cain & Amanda Walker, 2.0360 acre, $180,000.


5539 Betty Lane, Johnny & Arline Johnson, et al. to John & Rebecca Johnson, 0.4600 acre, $85,000. 6053 Bridgehaven Drive, Kenneth Rogers to Rosalee Owens, $139,000.


6016 Delfair Lane, David Lay, et al. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., 0.1650 acre, $63,980. 1212 Fawn Court, Toniann Szymanski to Russell & Chelsea Stansell, 0.4500 acre, $176,000. 1318 Gatch Court, Bee Lane LLC to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC, $75,000. 1311 Gatch Court, Greycliff Development LLC to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC, $66,000. 1090 Heatherstone Way, Jamie & Tonya Mason to Kristina & James Johnson, 0.4600 acre,


$117,000. 5888 Meadow Lark Court, Lynn Ballard & Michael Shechter to Jason & Samantha McElwee, 0.4700 acre, $260,000. 1438 Nauticus Cove, Michael & Olga Piehler to Charles & Lauren Krehbiel, 0.4670 acre, $313,000. 5168 Sugar Camp Road, Michelle Massner to Nicholas Duncanson, 1.1000 acre, $107,000. 201 Techne Center Drive, Kennedy Associates Inc. to DKBK LLC, 1.2500 acre, $156,000. 1502 Traverse Creek Drive, Wells Fargo Bank NA to U.S. Bank NA,


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$147,600. 1502 Traverse Creek Drive, U.S. Bank NA, as trustee to Constance Tomlin, $140,000. 794 Twin Fox Drive, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to T.K. Realty LLC, 0.4500 acre, $80,000. Weber Woods Subdiv., Fischer Development CO. II Inc. to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC, 0.6890 acre, $39,964. 5639 Wittmer Drive, Conrad Meadows LLC to NVR, Inc., 0.3098 acre, $37,000.


Kelly Peet, Loveland, alter, 1210 Obannon Creek Lane, Goshen Township. Christopher Wolfe, Goshen, HVAC, 2350 Werling Way, Goshen Township. Robert Yates, Loveland, HVAC, 1245 Meadowgate, Goshen Township. Brandon Mueller, Goshen, garage, 7244 Shiloh Road, Goshen Township. Steward Heating & Plumbing, Williamsburg, miscellaneous work, 3796 Blue Sky Park, Jackson Township. Edwards Construction, Cincinnati, deck, 5630 Wittmer Meadows, Miami Township, $7,500. Poirier Electric, Milford, alter, 5607 Naomi Drive, Miami Township. Bob Bishops Action Electric, Loveland, alter, 6204 Hickory Ridge, Miami Township. Stewart Wilson, Loveland, HVAC, 948 Paxton Lake, Miami Township. Zicka Homes, Cincinnati, new, 1262 Ridgewood, Miami Township, $550,000. Fischer Single Family Homes, Crestview Hills, Ky., new, 6308 Weber Woods, Miami Township, $122,320. Barker Electric, Batavia, alter, 2798 Yeager Road, Stonelick Township. MG & Sons Construction, Lynchburg, new, 1672 Craver Road, Stonelick Township, $66,000.


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

Clough United Methodist Church

Clough United Methodist Church and the Highway Disciples invite wheelchairs, tricycles, bicycles and quads to join motorcycles for the annual blessing from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at the church. The Highway Disciples are a motorcycle ministry who share their love of riding and their love of God with the eastern Cincinnati area through outreach and service projects. The blessing will begin with prayers for safety on the road followed by motorcyclists taking an hour ride through the community. Kickstands will go up at 1:30 p.m. Gold Star cheese coneys will be available for $1 throughout the afternoon and a special coney eating contest will take place at 1 p.m. Participants in the eating contest will register that day and prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place. Unlimited $1 coupons for cheese coneys can be bought at the blessing and redeemed any time at the Mt. Washington Gold Star Chili and at the Rivers Edge Milford Gold Star Chili. Baked goods provided by the Clough United Methodist Youth Group also will be sold. All proceeds from the sale of food will benefit the church youth group and children’s ministries. In addition to the new coney eating contest, other features include photo opportunities for riders, special activities and games for children, cornhole for adults and live music by the band Model Behavior throughout the afternoon. A zumba demonstration led by Susan Hardoerfer at 2:45 p.m. will end the festivities. Riders and non-riders of all ages are invited to this event and to Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. Dress for the day is casual. For more information about the Highway Disciples, visit their facebook page Highway Disciples M M. Sunday, May 5, Clough United Methodist Church will be changing the time of the second worship service and the time of the POWERXPRESS program for children to 11 a.m. Previously these were at 10:30 a.m. The time for the first service will remain at 9 a.m. All children preschool through fourth-grade are invited to Powerxpress, a new children’s ministry program. The program is 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sundays. The program begins at 11 a.m., beginning May 5. Children will explore various themes in units that last nine weeks. Each week, children will visit a different station. These stations include art, music, storytelling, games, computer, science, cooking and video. The last, children will revisit the main story for the unit. The first Powerxpress theme will be “Symbols of Holy Week.” There is no cost for the program and preregistration is not necessary. Powerxpress will run at the same time as the worship service each Sunday. The church is at 2010 Wolfangel Road, Anderson Township, 231-4301;

Epiphany United Methodist Church

Members are putting their faith and community outreach into action and embarking on aggressive goals to support the 2020 community outreach plans. Epiphany currently supports about 30 missions - in Loveland/Milford/Greater Cincinnati, nationally and internationally. Saturday, May 18, in support of the mission outreach efforts, members will host the first Super Saturday Mission Day. The goal is to get more than 200 church and community volunteers to support eight feature missions for the day including Matthew 25: Ministries, Habitat for Humanity, Military Mailings and Food Collection/Donation. Make direct inquiries to the office at 513-677-9866. The church, located at 6635 Loveland-Miamiville Road, offers three worship services – two Contemporary and one Traditional. Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 9 a.m. are contemporary services and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. is a traditional service. All services have Sunday school and a professionally staffed nursery available for infants through threeyear olds. For more information, call the Church office at 513-677-9866. The church is at 6635 Loveland-Miamiville Road, Loveland.

Loveland Presbyterian Church

The Mothers and Others Banquet is at 5 p.m. May 11 in Nisbet Hall. Tano’s will supply the dinner and local entertainment will be provided. Tickets are $9 for individuals, or $64 for a table of eight. Tickets must be purchased by May 5. To be a hostess for a table or to buy tickets, call the church office. Worship times are Sunday School 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m., fellowship 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., worship 10:30 a.m. to

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Fostine Childers Draper, 77, Milford, died April 17. Survived by children Tim, Tammy Gastineau; grandchildren Onna, Joshua Gastineau; siblings Paulette Phelps, Gary Childers. Preceded in death by husband Cecil Draper. Services were April 19 at Craver-Riggs Funeral Home. Memorials to: Cincinnati Eye Institute Foundation, 1945 CEI Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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Loveland United Methodist Church

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

Robert E. Hazard, 87, Milford, died April 17. He was a switchman for Cincinnati Bell. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survived by children Michael (Pamela) Hazard, Jackie (Dave) Slusher; brother James Hazard; eight grandchildren; 10 greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Doris Ann Hazard, brother William Hazard. Services were April 20 at Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to: SASEAS School Scholarship Fund, 555 Main St., Milford, OH 45150.


Milford Assembly of God

A evening of praise, worship and healing will be offered at 6:30 p.m. May 5 with the Soulution Worship Band. The church is at 1301 Ohio 131, Milford; 831-8039.

River Hills Christian Church

A Divorce and Grief Recovery Workshop will be offered from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through May 28 at the church. Residents living in Clermont, Hamilton and surrounding counties are invited to attend this eight-week program is designed to help handle the problems and adjustments in being a single person in a married world. Babysitting services are available. The church is at 6300 Price Road in Miami Township; 677-7600.

Paul Williamson Paul Dean Williamson, 77, Goshen, died April 17. He was a security guard for Cincinnati Milacron. He was a Marine Corps veteran. Survived by wife Clevia Brantley Williamson; children Brenda Pringle, Paul, Steve, Gina Williamson, Debbie Sizemore; stepdaughter Donna Hostetter; grandchildren Waylon, Jacob Sizemore, Holly Williamson

ABOUT OBITUARIES Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge. Call 248-7128 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details. Penny, Jesse Williamson; sisters Elva Williamson, Phyllis Washburn. Preceded in death by brothers Gene, Jack Williamson. Services were April 22 at Evans Funeral Home.

David Zink David George Zink, 69, Milford, died April 10. He worked for Convergys. He was an Army veteran of Vietnam. Survived by wife Gaye Schockman Zink; children Terri Bornhauser, John, Chad Zink; grandchildren Nicholaus, Aidan, Zailey Zink, Tyler, Brady Hunt, Rob, Brandon, Talie Bornhauser, Danielle, Dylan Burcham, Madison Klosterman; mother Marie Zink; sister Patricia Pommering. Preceded in death by father George Zink. Services were April 16 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to: Men of Seton, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 5890 Buckwheat Road, Milford, OH 45150.

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Mark Schutte creates website for hobbyists By Kurt Backscheider

Like many folks, Mark Schutte has hobbies and interests to occupy his free time. The 28-year-old Green Township resident collects and restores antique tractors, tinkers with scale models and is learning the ropes of farming. A couple of years ago, while restoring a 1986 Ford 1710 offset tractor with his father, Schutte discovered a new interest – website development. “There are all kinds of hobbies out there,” he said. “I thought, ‘Why not create a site where everyone who has a hobby can share their interests with each other?’” For the past two years he’s been working to launch his website, Universal Stop. The site, found at, is now fully functional and ready for any and all hobbyists. Schutte, who is a police officer in Cincinnati District 3, said he’s loved tractors since he was a child, and he has a specific interest in Ford offset tractors because they were only manufactured for a few years and are rare to find. He said Ford only made 600 of the 1710 model, and he owns three of them. The idea for the website was born while he was restoring his 1986 model,

Green Township resident Mark Schutte, who collects and restores antique tractors as a hobby, has created a social networking website where people can share photos, engage in forums and chat about their different hobbies and interests. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

he said. Since Ford didn’t produce many 1710 offset tractors, he said parts were hard to come by and it took quite some time to track down the parts he needed. And when he finally finished the project, he said it was difficult to find places to showcase the restored tractor. That’s when he realized it would be helpful if there was a social networking website giving hobbyists a forum for sharing photographs, discussing ideas and chatting about their interests. “On Universal Stop, I can upload photos and talk with other people who are interested in tractors,” Schutte said. Hobbyists can join the site for free, create their own profile pages and then communicate with other members who share similar interests. So far,

Universal Stop has forums and chat rooms for 40 different topics of interest, which are called “hubs” on the site. Schutte said there are hubs for everything from boating and gardening, to cigars and stamps. Some other hubs on the site include automobiles, pets, fitness, beer and wine, jewelry, film-making, trains, literature, cooking and vinyl records. “Everyone has different hobbies, so we can add hubs for any hobby,” he said. “My aunt recently took an interest in pottery and she asked if we could include a hub for pottery, so we added a pottery hub.” He said his brother-inlaw helped him develop the site, which will always be evolving as he is open to suggestions and ideas from members .

Row House Gallery celebrates 42 years Row House Gallery & Custom Framing has been in business 42 years. Milford resident Betty Meyer opened Row House in 1971. “I initially started as a craft supply store,” said Betty Meyer, owner, Row House Gallery. “Over the next couple of years, friends were requesting space in the store to hang their art works. Soon afterwards, my husband Art started working with me in the gallery. Together, we introduced custom framing, a natural extension to our business as it transformed from a craft store to a fine art gallery.” This year also marks the 15th year anniversary of Row House Gallery as a woman-owned and operated small business. Betty Meyer and her daughters, Nancy Meyer and Janie Smith, have managed operations since January 1996. During this time, the gallery has won multiple smallbusiness awards presented by the Milford Miami Township Chamber of Commerce, the Clermont Chamber of Commerce and the Milford Community Fire Department. “Running a small business in this economy is definitely a challenge,” said Nancy Meyer, president, Row House Gallery. “On the other hand, the opportunity to work with recognized artists – including astronaut Alan Bean – has certainly been exhilarating.” Over the past four

vying for international recognition of technical expertise, artistic design and cash awards. We were awarded second place for our entry and also claimed the judges’ award for high-point, first-time entry.” “Framing quality is a way of life here at Row House,” Nancy said. “We realize our customers expect the best, and we continually strive to meet their expectations. The PPFA recognition was a testament to our standards for utmost quality in framing design.” Row House Gallery is also well-known for its philanthropic mind-set, with many charitable contributions to its credit including Habitat for Humanity, the House that Ruth Lyons Built, Milford Community Fire Department Courage for Corey, local animal rescue shelters and many more. Row House captured Cincinnati Magazine’s Best of City 2007 award for an art project run in support of Habitat for Humanity. “I continue to be amazed by the art community,” said Betty. “We have met so many interesting people over the years. I can’t imagine another way of life that would have been so richly rewarding.” Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Row House Gallery is at 211 Main St. in Milford. For more information, call 831 7230 or visit

Row House Gallery & Custom Framing is celebrating its 42nd year in business at 211 Main St. in Milford. THANKS TO MARY WARD

decades the gallery has routinely hosted artist events, the most notable of these brought more than 1,000 fans to the gallery when national artist Bev Doolittle visited; and 500-plus when internationally-recognized artist Robert Bateman appeared. “As you might imagine, with a three-person crew here at the gallery,” said Nancy, “facing all the challenges of running a business – from sales, to bookkeeping and ordering, to framing, to customer satisfaction – there’s little time left for anything. We did squeeze in time to participate in the 2007 Northern Ohio PPFA Chapter PRINT Framing Competition where entrants are




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