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By Mary Dannemiller

A list of Memorial Day events is on page B1. Also, watch county later that day for photos from across Clermont County.

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Voting is open for the third annual Community Press Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year online contest. The award – whose winners are determined online by our readers – recognizes student-athletes of the highest caliber who show excellence in the classroom, community and in their sports. Visit and look for the red and blue Sportsman icon on the right hand side of the page. You may need to scroll down. Once you click on the icon, you will see links for each newspaper’s ballot. The ballots will be available until midnight Monday, June 6. Top vote-getter wins. Check the sports section to see who’s on your ballot. Voters will need a user account to cast a final ballot. Sign up using the link at the top, lefthand corner of Contact Jordan Kellogg at for assistance. For all other questions, contact Melanie Laughman at mlaughma@communitypress. com.

GOSHEN TWP. - The Goshen Community Center is officially open for business. Township officials hosted a grand opening event at the center, which occupies the old township hall, 6759 Francis Fagin Way, Wednesday, May 18. Goshen Police Officer James Taylor has been working to renovate the building and open the community center for several months. “It feels good to have it open,” he said. “ It’s kind of neat to have the mission accomplished. I’m not going to be around forever and now we’ve put the ball in the court of the people of Goshen Township. The citizens will eventually oversee this because they’re the ones who are going to be using it.” Originally, Taylor wanted to open a full-time chapter of the Boys & Girls Club in the building, but fell about $7,000 short of the money he needed to raise to get


Goshen Township Trustee Jack Kuntz, Goshen Police Officer James Taylor and Goshen Township Trustee Ray Autenrieb at the grand opening of the Goshen Community Center. the chapter going. Instead, he hopes to launch a part-time version of the club over the summer and continue it into next school year. “We’re still working with the Boys & Girls Club so that’s still a possibility this summer,” he said. “I only came up with $10,000 instead of $17,000 because of the way the economy is.”

If the center were to host a Boys & Girls Club, Taylor said he’d like to start with a 10-week program beginning late this summer. “I’d like to start in July from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and then when school starts we’ll have a week or two left and we’ll switch to 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. so kids can come every day after school to do homework and

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hang out,” he said. For now, the community center will host Clermont County Senior Services classes, American Red Cross programs, exercise classes and will even be available for rent for special occasions such as graduation parties. Rental will cost $75 for 12 hours with a $50 refundable deposit. “I think Officer Taylor stepped up and did a journeyman’s job,” said Goshen Township Trustee Jack Kuntz. “The community participated with the clean-up and renovations and I’m thankful to the local businesses who contributed to help future generations. We need a gathering place for charitable organizations and events without leaving Goshen.” Taylor said he is waiting to hear if the center received a $4,000 Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board grant, which will help pay for future programs at the center. For more information about how to reserve the center, call Teri Donahoe 722-3400.

Sprucing up

Clermont Northeastern schools received a donation from Duke Energy for landscaping materials to be used outside the schools. The students in the CNE FFA Chapter agreed to do the work. They got started in the drizzle May 18. From left are seniors Tiffany Moore, Catie Morrison, Dace Simpson, Tyler Berkshire and junior Dennis Bradley. The students cleaned out the areas around the flag pole in front of the high school, the planted area in front of the tennis courts and the front of the middle school. Enough money also was donated to build picnic tables, which the FFA members will build, said instructor David Jelley.

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CNE debates installing ATM at school By John Seney

STONELICK TWP. - The Clermont Northeastern school board could make a decision at the June 20 meeting on whether to allow the installation of an ATM machine on school property. Board member David Pennington in December proposed the idea as a way of bringing in extra income for the district. He said he would contact several banks to get more information. At the May 16 board meeting, Pennington said he contacted three banks, but Fifth Third was

the only one to express interest. Fifth Third proposed paying the district $350 a month plus 50 percent of the net revenue from transaction Freeman fees after operating expenses, Pennington said. He did not have an estimate of what the monthly revenue would be. The ATM machine would be open to the public. “This fits in to thinking outside the box and coming up with ways to generate revenue for the district, but more importantly it is the

relationship we build with business partners such as Fifth Third, to promote and support our schools and community,” Pennington said. Board member Mike Freeman said he opposed the idea. “I’m not for this in any shape or form,” he said. “It’s going to draw people we don’t need here.” Freeman said the ATM would expose the school to vandalism and theft. He said he didn’t think an ATM machine would bring in that much money unless the district bought and operated its own machine, collecting all the fees. Board Member Jayne Mummert

said she opposed the district purchasing its own machine. The exact location of the machine has not been determined, but Mummert questioned whether anywhere on the CNE campus on U.S. 50 would be appropriate. “We don’t have an overabundance of parking, and traffic flow is limited,” she said. Board Member Patty Spencer suggested Superintendent Neil Leist and Treasurer Brian Switzer come back with a recommendation at a future meeting. The next regular board meeting is 6 p.m. June 20 at the CNE Middle School, 2792 U.S. 50.

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Road changed to Koester Knoll By John Seney

STONELICK TWP. - The Clermont County commissioners May 11 approved changing the name of Old Ohio 132 to Koester Knoll. The section of road once was part of Ohio 132, but became a separate road after Ohio 132 was upgraded and rerouted in 2009 by the Ohio Department of Transportation. The dead-end section of road, about a third of a mile long, intersects with Ohio 132 between Ohio 131 and U.S. 50. It was temporarily called Old

Ohio 132 after ODOT completed the road work. The Stonelick Township trustees originally asked commissioners to change the name of the road to Stonelick View. But at the March 2 public hearing, several residents objected to the name. Don Koester said he developed a small subdivision in a cul-de-sac off the road named Koester Knoll and felt Koester Knoll would be a more appropriate name for the road. Resident Jerri Lee told the commissioners she preferred Koester Knoll. She also said ODOT had not com-

pleted promised improvements on the section of road. Township Trustee Skeets Humphries said he would have no problem with the Koester Knoll name. The township trustees resubmitted the name change request as Koester Knoll and another hearing was held May 11. No one objected to the new name at the May 11 hearing. Craig Risner, deputy surveyor with the Clermont County Engineer’s Office, said ODOT has promised to make the improvements in the road. Koester Knoll is a township road and will be maintained by the township.


Erica Tomes comments on a possible logo for the Goshen Community Center at the grand opening Wednesday, May 18.

Community center opens

Goshen Twp. participating in Click It or Ticket The Goshen Township Police Department will be participating in the national Click it or Ticket mobilization from Monday, May 23, through Sunday, June 5. Goshen will be one of more than 900 police departments involved in this mobilization throughout Ohio. The purpose of the campaign is to encourage

motorists to buckle up. Officers will be targeting drivers and passengers not wearing seat belts and will be issuing citations for seatbelt and child-restraint violations. The fine for a driver not wearing a seat belt in Clermont County is $105. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2008, seat

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In 2010 the state of Ohio reported a record 84 percent seat-belt usage throughout the state. The goal for 2011 is 85 percent statewide. The Goshen Township Police Department issued 50 seatbelt citations during last year’s campaign. There where 117 traffic stops during last year’s campaign resulting in 30 other traffic citations issued.

Tim Coyle of Timmy’s Soft City hands an ice-cream cone to Robbie Tomes at the grand opening of the Goshen Community Center Wednesday, May 18.


Literacy council to move to Milford By Kellie Geist-May

MILFORD – The Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown Counties will move to Milford later this year. Milford City Council voted Tuesday, April 19, to rent about 720 square feet of office space on the third floor of the municipal building to the literacy council. Assistant City Manager Pam Holbrook said the lease is a one-year agreement with

two, one-year renewal options. “The city is not charging them any rent for the term of the lease (and) the literacy council will be responsible for all their own expenses,” Holbrook said. “The city feels this will be a good partnership as both organizations provide services to the community.” The 720-square-foot space is less than half the third floor, which has been empty for about two years, said Susan Vilardo, literacy council executive director.

“This is going to be a great fit for us. We are grateful and extremely thrilled for this opportunity,” Vilardo said. “We are only occupying a small portion of the space, so we’re hoping we can attract other non-profits to move in too,” she said. Vilardo said the literacy council’s current lease, which costs about $5,000 a year, is with Workforce One in Eastgate. That memorandum of understanding is

through the end of June and Vilardo hopes to be open in Milford the first of July. “Being at Workforce One has always been a wonderful situation, but we’re in a tough time right now and $5,000 is a substantial cost,” she said. “Being at the Milford (municipal building) will be a great opportunity for us.” Vilardo said she’s looking for volunteers to support the literacy council and to help with the move. To get involved, call 943-3741.



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Cardiologists with The Christ Hospital Are First in Greater Cincinnati Region to Perform Heart Valve Replacement without Open Heart Surgery Aortic stenosis (AS) results from the hardening or narrowing of the aortic valve; AS obstructs the flow of oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the rest of the body. It is one of the two most common heart valve problems in the United States and ranks among the top five Medicare cardiac diagnoses. Patients with severe AS may experience chest pain, fatigue, shortness of breath, lightheadedness or fainting. Although AS typically progresses slowly without symptoms, once symptoms occur the prognosis is guarded and survival is limited. Treatment of AS has traditionally involved open heart surgical valve replacement, which has considerable morbidity and mortality in elderly, frail individuals with complicating medical issues. Now, physicians at The Carl and Edyth Lindner Center for Research and Education at The Christ Hospital are involved in a clinical research study (The PARTNER II Trial) using the Edwards SAPIEN XT valve. This allows doctors to replace the aortic valve without open heart surgery by using a catheter instead. The Christ Hospital is the only center between Atlanta, Georgia and Cleveland, Ohio to offer this novel, less invasive valve trial. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) provides a treatment option for patients with symptomatic AS who are not candidates for traditional valve replacement surgery. “Unfortunately, elderly patients with multiple medical problems may not survive traditional valve surgery,” says Dean Kereiakes, M.D., principal investigator in Cincinnati for The PARTNER II Trial and medical director at The Lindner Center for Research and Education and The Christ Hospital Heart and Vascular Center. “Our goal in joining The PARTNER II Trial is to provide a new treatment option and hope for these individuals.”

PATIENT STORIES “I couldn’t walk 20 feet without having to sit down. The day I had the procedure, I walked 25 feet and was fine. I’m Bill Whitt again.” William Whitt, 85, who suffered from AS and heart failure symptoms, had TAVR at The Christ Hospital on May 5, 2011.

John Metzger is 82. Because of a failing heart due to AS he had trouble breathing. Last September, recognizing his patient couldn’t wait until the new procedure was approved in Cincinnati, Dr. Kereiakes sent John to Cleveland for TAVR.

“Traveling was difficult and inconvenient for my family. Had this procedure been available in Cincinnati, I would have received it right here, at home.” John Metzger, a Cincinnati resident, had TAVR in Cleveland, in September 2010.

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Seeing double

This rare double rainbow was seen for miles around Cincinnati Thursday, April 28. This is one of the views seen in Owensville just after a short downpour of rain. This was shot on Short Street in the village.

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Weddings, events at Promont can help with finances By Kellie Geist-May

Over the years, a few happy couples have said their vows in the Promont House Museum or on the grounds at 906 Main St. Now The Greater Milford Area Historical Society members are trying to see if hosting events like weddings, rehearsals, corporate events and other gatherings can help pay the bills. “The economy has been a challenge,” said Donna Amann, the historical society administrator. “We need new revenue. We’re not sure this will be what we do in the long run, but it’s something we’re going to try.” Rachael Banks, wedding coordinator for the museum, said Promont is a special


Shelley and Matt Colson visited the Promont House Museum last fall for some after-wedding photographs. Promont’s grounds can comfortably hold about 100 people for an outdoor wedding and the museum can seat up to 45. place for people to start their married lives. “It’s a very personal and intimate place. No matter the time of year, it’s just lovely,” she said. “I don’t know any place like Promont.” Unlike many event-centers, Banks said Promont

needs very little work to be wedding ready. “You really don’t have to dress it up. It’s homey and beautiful already,” she said. Milford resident Melissa Koop, who was married at the museum in December, said Promont was the perfect venue to start a new

chapter in her life. “We were looking for an intimate setting because our guest list totaled about 30 people. We looked at other places and they were beautiful, but they were just too vast for us,” Koop said. “When we saw how amazing Promont was, we knew right away it’s where we wanted our wedding.” “It’s just so charming and everything went smoothly,” Koop said. “It was a great experience and I would recommend it to anyone looking for that type of wedding.” In addition to ceremonies, the space can be used for wedding rehearsals, bridal teas, showers, corporate conferences, retreats and more, Banks said. While Promont does not

have a modern kitchen, Amann said they’ll be working with local vendors to offer catering and other services. “We want to get the community involved. The local vendors have been so supportive – they all want to get involved,” Amann said. The museum’s interior can seat up to 45 people, but the grounds can accompany about 100 people. The historical society will host an event open house from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 5. Tickets are $3 in advance or $5 at the door. Local businesses will be involved and there will be live music, light refreshments and door prizes. Amann said brides-to-be, families, vendors and people who are interested in the

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud will serve as chair of the Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission (OVRDC) for the 21st time. “We are fortunate to have Bob in this leadership role,” said OVRDC Executive Director John Hemmings. “He is a great resource to me and the commission that represents 12 southern Ohio counties. Bob is fair and works to keep politics out of important decisions that impact citizens. I enjoy working with him.” Proud will serve as OVRDC chair for a one-year-term. “I look forward to again serving my county and the

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May 25, 2011

BRIEFLY Bank robbery

MILFORD – Park National Bank, 25 Main St. in historic downtown Milford, was robbed just before closing Friday, May 20. Police Chief Jamey Mills said a white male wearing blue athletic-style clothing walked into the bank at 4:57 p.m. and handed the bank employee a note requesting cash. The suspect implied he had a weapon and told the cashier not to say anything until he was gone. Mills said the suspect is still at large. A Milford Police Department press release described the suspect as a white male with blonde/brown hair, a receding hair line and a cleft lip. He is estimated to be about 5-feet-10 and 220 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to call the Milford Police Department at 2485084.

History meeting

GOSHEN TWP. – Historical Society members invite the community to a special meeting featuring Pete Taylor. Poet-lecturer Pete Taylor is a former Goshenite who gives a great local history lesson through rhyme and verse. The meeting is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at the Anchorage House, 1843 Ohio 28, next to the fire department. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Memorial Day Parade

CLERMONT COUNTY – The Clermont County Veterans’ Service Commission and Batavia American Legion Post 237 will host the annual Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 30. The parade will line up at 11 a.m. at Aztec Plumbing, 140 W. Main St. in Batavia. The parade steps off

at 11:30 a.m. If interested in participating, register by contacting the Clermont County Veterans’ Services Office at 732-7363.

Cappelle honored

CLERMONT COUNTY – The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) has presented Clermont Transportation Connection (CTC) Director Ben Capelle with a Regional Public Service Award for outstanding public service. Capelle was one of five recognized during ceremonies May 5 on Fountain Square during Public Service Recognition Week. “I am honored to have been selected for this award,” said Capelle, who oversees the operation of the 32-bus system. “The award really belongs to the staff at CTC, because transit is truly a team effort. I’d also like to thank Clermont County commissioners for their commitment to public transportation.” For more information about CTC, visit www.

Community forum

MILFORD – The Milford Exempted Village School District is offering residents the chance to speak with the superintendent and two school board members at a community forum called Eagle Talk from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at Milford High School, 1 Eagles Way. District spokeswoman Meg Krsacok said the forum’s goal is for officials to listen, learn and find the best ways to communicate what is important about the district. “Eagle Talk will be a forum to share what you are hearing about Milford schools,” she said. “A time for the superin-

tendent and board to listen to your thoughts, ideas and concerns. A time to learn how we can make it easier for you to stay informed of what is happening in the district. A chance for a two-way dialogue on the communication needs and priorities for Milford.” If you cannot attend, look for Eagle Talk coming to at the end of May.

Summer schedule

MILFORD – City Council members will switch to the summer schedule starting next month. Instead of meeting on the third and third Tuesdays of the month, members will meet only the third Tuesdays of the month in June, July and August. The dates are June 21, July 19 and Aug. 16. All council meetings are open to the public and are at 7 p.m. in the city council chambers, 745 Center St.

Parks & Rec

MILFORD – City council members Tuesday, May 17, appointed Steve Volk of Forest Avenue and Chris Rosenhoffer of Mohawk Trail to the Parks and Recreation Commission. The commission was going to interview the two candidates for the one open seat, but council member Laurie Walter recommended council appoint both residents and expand the commission. Council members previously had expressed interest in making the commission a seven-member board. These two appointments will give Parks and Rec six members including Walter, the council representative. Parks and Rec’s next meeting is at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 13, in the city council chambers, 745 Center St.

Personnel commission

MILFORD – The Personnel Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, in the Harry Hodges Room, 745 Center St. The purpose for the meeting is to discuss the police sergeant promotional process and any other appropriate business to come before the board.

Summer schedule

MILFORD – City Council members will switch to the summer meeting schedule starting next month. Instead of meeting the first and third Tuesdays of the month, council will meet only the third Tuesdays of the month in June, July and August. The dates are June 21, July 19 and Aug. 16. All council meetings are open to the public and are at 7 p.m. in the city council chambers, 745 Center St.

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MILFORD – City council members May 17 appointed Steve Volk of Forest Avenue and Chris Rosenhoffer of Mohawk Trail to the Parks and Recreation Commission. The commission was going to interview the two candidates for the one open seat, but council member Laurie Walter recommended council appoint both residents and expand the commission. Council members previously had expressed interest in making the commission a seven-member board. These two appointments will give Parks and Rec six members including Walter, the council representative. Parks and Rec’s next meeting is at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 13, in the city council chambers, 745 Center St.

Bishop’s Bicycles sponsors competitive ladies team By Kellie Geist-May

When Bishop’s Bicycles owner Kelly Sullivan looked at the local cycling scene, he saw a need. “There’s a hole there. There are plenty of guys who race, but not a lot of women,” he said. “There are ladies who ride recreationally and would like to participate or challenge themselves, but there aren’t a lot of teams out there for them to join.” So, for the first time in Bishop’s 120-year history, the shop is sponsoring a ladies cycling team. It’s also the first team Bishop’s has sponsored since Sullivan bought the store five years ago. The group of about 12 includes women ages 19 to 46 with a wide variety of experience levels and personal lives. Team member Beth Weir, who lives in Milford, said having that variety makes the group less intimidating. “Some of us are moms, some are students and athletes, some are in between – there is such a variety of people on the team and I think that makes us more inviting and welcoming,” she said. Weir met Sullivan when she took a spinning class about four years ago, which quickly led to love of cycling and a job at Bishop’s. She said the team is a way for her to challenge herself and develop the ladies cycling community. “This is an opportunity for me to try something new


Milford resident Beth Weir recently joined the world of competitive cycling and is a member of the Bishop’s Bicycles Ladies Team, which is registered with USA Cycling. – to stop standing on the sidelines wishing I could race,” Weir said. “I want our team to be a role model for other women. I want them to leave the sidelines, too.” Team Captain Debbie Baker, who lives in Madisonville, grew up with BMX, but left the cycling scene a few years ago. When she wanted to come back, she was traveling to Indianapolis and Lexington to find teams. “It’s difficult to find a team that will take you without any recent competitive experience, so this team is perfect for a lot of women,” Baker said. “I’m proud to put on my kit and ride. I want people to know our name and know our team as a friendly, respectful group.” Some of the team members were cyclists Baker knew and others were friends and customers of Bishop’s Bicycles.

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Pattison Elementary School students Luke Hardoerder and Cody Oberschlake listen as Milford High School student Kayla Villano reads to them.










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Milford High School student Sean Connors reads to a fourth grade class at Pattison Elementary School Wednesday, May 18, as part of Right to Read Week.

MILFORD - Pattison Elementary School fourth-graders hung on every word as Sean Connors sat perched on a stool in front of them, reading a book to the class. Connors was one of two Milford High School students who visited the school Wednesday, May 18, to help promote reading during National Right to Read Week. Kayla Villano joined him at Pattison Elementary, while several other high school students visited the other elementary schools in the district. “The purpose of the week is to encourage reading and emphasize its importance throughout the district,” said district spokeswoman Meg Krsacok. The week had a Reading Roundup theme where participants dressed in Western clothes. The best dressed from each grade at the high school won a gift card to Texas Roadhouse and a copy of their class summer reading book, Krsacok said.


Milford High School student Kayla Villano reads to a class at Pattison Elementary Wednesday, May 18, as part of Right to Read Week.


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Third-graders cheer on their classmates during Field Day competition May 19 at Spaulding Elementary School in Goshen Township. The activities were moved into the gym because of wet fields.

Third-grader Daniel Hughett stacks cups May 19 during a Field Day event at Spaulding Elementary School in Goshen Township.

Spaulding students enjoy indoor Field Day Field Day at Spaulding Elementary School in Goshen Township had to be moved inside the gym May 19 because of wet fields. But the students had plenty of

indoor activities to keep them busy. Among the events were the Hula Hoop relay, beach ball relay, egg carry relay and cup stacking. JOHN SENEY/STAFF

Third-grader Ashleigh Allen carries a plastic egg with a spoon May 19 during Field Day at Spaulding Elementary School in Goshen Township.

Logan Weddle tries to balance a plastic egg with a spoon.




Tye Murray, left, and Daniel Lichtenberg pass a beach ball with their feet May 19 during Field Day at Spaulding Elementary School in Goshen Township.

Kayla Harmon maneuvers her way through a Hula Hoop in an event May 19 during Field Day at Spaulding Elementary School in Goshen Township.

Frankie Beatty carries a plastic egg with a spoon.






The week at CNE

• The Clermont Northeastern baseball team beat Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy 5-4, May 16. CNE’s Hunter Voshell was 2-5 with two RBI.

The week at Ursuline

• The Ursuline softball team won the Division I sectional final 7-4 against Milford in nine innings, May 16, advancing them to play Lakota West on May 21. Milford’s Hillary Woodall was 23 with two homeruns and two RBI in the loss.

The week at Milford

• The Milford boys volleyball team beat Fairfield 2515, 25-15, 25-24, May 17. Elder beat Milford 25-20, 25-15, 25-20, May 19. • In softball, Milford beat Loveland 9-0, May 18. Sarah Alley pitched 11 strikeouts, was 2-5 and scored a homerun for Milford.

The week at Goshen

• The Mercy softball team beat Goshen 6-0, May 19, in Division II Sectional Finals. Goshen’s Kaitlyn Tucker it a double. • In boys track, Goshen placed third in the Division II District meet, May 19, advancing them to regionals. Goshen’s Jake Allen won the long jump at 21 feet, 3.75 inches; and Ian Martell placed second in the pole vault at 11 feet.

The week at McNicholas

• In the Division II District meet, the McNicholas girls track team placed first with a score of 58, advancing them to regionals. McNick’s Rebecca Weisshaar won the high jump at 5 feet, 2 inches; Megan Schaefer placed fourth in the long jump at 14 feet, 11 inches; the relay team won the 4x800 meter in 9 minutes, 45.05 seconds; Sarah Hayes placed second in the shot put at 34 feet, .75 inches; Hayes placed second in the discus at 89 feet, 11 inches; and Amanda Bradley won the pole vault at 9 feet, 3 inches.

May 25, 2011

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By Nick Dudukovich

After a run to the Division III regional football crown, several of that squad’s players helped guide the Rockets to a 9-4 district title win over Kenton Ridge, May 21.

MT. WASHINGTON - There’s just something about the postseason for the boys at McNicholas High School. After a run to the Division III regional football crown, several of that squad’s players helped guide the Rockets to a 9-4 district title win over Kenton Ridge, May 21. McNick will square off against the winner of Hilliard Bradley or Jonathan Alder at the University of Dayton in the regional semifinals, May 26. Football players, such as Rob Rice, James Hunt, Pat Fitzgerald, Jesse Mehring and Ryan Haynes have all made an impact for the Rockets this spring.

Rice, who bats leadoff, leads the squad with a .438 average to go along with 28 stolen bases. “He’s the spark plug that gets it going,” head coach Willy Corbett said. “He’s not afraid to play the game of baseball like football: All out with no fear and he’s been a catalyst to the team, no doubt about it,” said Corbett. Mehring and Fitzgerald have


combined to drive in 32 runs. Fitzgerald leads the team with 10 doubles. “He has the most power on the team, and at any time, he can change the game with his bat,” Corbett said. “We don’t hit a lot of home runs in high school, but he’s often driving the ball toward the fence and in the gaps.” Other major contributors have come from Craig Kaimer and Zach Jubak. Kaimer, who plays third base, is hitting .395 with 11 RBI, while Jubak is batting .381 with a team high 25 RBI. “Zach’s come alive recently. He’s always had a steady year and he just got his stroke going and he seems to get clutch hits,” Corbett said. On the mound, Mehring has

served as the team’s ace. At 2-3 on the season, Mehring has taken the ball against some of the area’s toughest Division I and II teams. “He’s pitched against Moeller, Elder, and Badin, and those were his three losses,” Corbett said. “He had a chance to win all three. That tells you the type of competition he’s faced.” McNick’s schedule explains why the Rockets, who possess a 11-10 overall record, might not have stood out during the regular season. “It’s hard for people to look at the record and say, “Wow,” Corbett said. “The teams we’ve lost to were 77-25 … it’s just the way our schedule was.” For more coverage, visit

Milford ace Sullivan chats about Eagles’ stellar season By Nick Dudukovich

MILFORD – Milford High School senior Frank Sullivan helped guide the Eagles to a 16-8 record and a spot in the Division I district finals, before falling to Moeller, 3-0, May 21. Sullivan was 4-2 on the season with an FAVC East leading 50 strikeouts. He also posted a 1.96 ERA. Here, Sullivan discusses Milford’s season, and his performance on the mound.

“When I go out there, I tell myself that I’m going to get this guy out. I’m going to go straight at him, and hope for the best.” What kind of training did you do to prepare for this season? “We had school workouts, three days a week. In between those days, I was running and doing high-rep lifting, to get my endurance up, to go as long as I can in games.”

What do you attribute your success on the mound to this season? “I’ve been successful because of the support from coaches and teammates, honestly. I feel like we’re together, and with that mindset, it helped me to do well.”

You led the FAVC with 50 strikeouts. What’s your out pitch? “My whole life, my out pitch has been my curveball because it breaks hard at the last second. This year, I’ve been throwing highpitch fastballs to get kids out. But a lot more (strikeouts) are coming from high and outside fastballs.”

What’s your mental approach when on the mound?

What’s toughest lineup you’ve faced? “Fairfield.”

The team was ranked in the city poll most of the sea son. How do you feel about that recognition? “It’s good to have that recognition at Milford. It feels god when you’re going far and people know what you’re doing.” What’s your highlight of the year? “Personally, winning at Fairfield in the tournament. It was the best win we’ve had in a couple years.” Being an FAVC pitcher, do you feel the conference gets a bad wrap when com pared to the Greater Miami Conference? “I know kids at GMC schools. They feel like the FAVC is not as competitive as (the GMC). I think we made a statement beating a team like Fairfield. Other teams know we are not messing around. It doesn’t matter what conference we’re in, we’re here to play.”


Milford ace Frank Sullivan went 4-2 during during the 2011 campaign and helped lead the Eagles to the district finals. Being the ace of the staff, do you feel any pressure to succeed? “I love the pressure. Without pressure I feel like nothing’s going on. I love

when there are tough situations and a lot of people watching. I thrive off of it, so I don’t mind it at all.”

Eagles season ends with Elder loss By Nick Dudukovich


And they’re off

Milford’s Savanna Termuhlen (second, from left) broke her own school record in the 200-meter dash at districts with a mark of 25.47 seconds, to place fifth in the event. She advanced to regionals in the 100 hurdles with a third-place finish (12.61). Other individuals advancing to regionals include Ryan Golden (long jump, 21-04), Nick Stanton (discus, 147-03) and Shawn Taylor (110 hurdles, 15:29; 300 hurdles, 39:89). Regionals are May 25 and 27 at Dayton’s Welcome Stadium.

SIDELINES Wiffle ball tournament

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati will host the 1st Cincinnati Classic Wiffle Ball Tournament Saturday, July 23, at Miami Meadows Park in Milford. Teams of three to five players will compete for bragging rights as they play ball throughout the day, leading to the crowning of a champion by day’s end. For information on registration, sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, call the Epilepsy Foundation at 721-2905 or go to to register. Proceeds from the event will help fund the numerous programs offered by the Epilepsy Foundation.

Rockets back in familiar territory

Conference accolades

Thomas More College junior first baseman Andrew Thole, a McNicholas High School graduate, was named Presidents’ Athletic Conference player of the year, head coach Jeff Hetzer was named Coach of the Year and eight Saints were named All-PAC on May 17 by the Conference’s head coaches. Thole, who also earned All-PAC first team honors leads NCAA Division III in home runs with a Thomas More single-season record 17. He is batting .402 as he is 49-for-122 with the 17 home runs, 12 doubles, a PACleading 52 runs batted-in and 38 runs scored.



Milford's Shawn Taylor (second, from right) grabbed second place in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.29 seconds. He nabbed first in the 300 hurdles (40.68). He advanced to regionals at Dayton's Welcome Stadium, May 25.

The Milford High School volleyball team gave Elder a good run, but it wasn’t enough. The Eagles’ season with a 3-0 (25-20, 25-15, 2520) regional semifinal loss to Elder, May 19. In the first game, the Eagles had an 18-17 lead over the No. 7 ranked team in the state. The lead was short-lived, after Elder took a timeout to regroup. “All of their kids play club and you could tell,” Croston said. “But they didn’t come into the match expecting much, and I think we gave them more than they expected.” Despite the defeat, the Eagles played well during the 2011 campaign, and went 18-6 on the year. The squad beat Fairfield for the second time this season to earn a postseason win, in addition to upsetting a tough Lakota West squad

In the first game, the Eagles had an 18-17 lead over the No. 7 ranked team in the state. that was ranked No. 14 through the regular season. “They’re a dominant program and one of the better teams in the region,” Croston said. “And we smoked them in the first couple games…that was a huge one, to beat Lakota West, none of these guys have beat them.” In the Fairfield match, Milford played one of its most intelligent matches of the season, according to Croston. “We were as focused as ever,” he said. “We made few mistakes and only missed two serves and we just shut down their attack.” Throughout the season the squad received strong play from seniors such as Tyler Carnes, Jess Stankeveh, Kyle Scott and Stephen Iram. Stankeveh, a

newcomer to the sport for the 2011 campaign, played well at outside hitter, according to Croston. “He’s only 5-foot-9, and he would sky above the net and stuff people that were 6-foot-3,” Croston said. Carnes will resume his volleyball career at Mount Olive College in North Carolina, while, Scott, who played in the middle, was in his second year of competitive volleyball. With many seniors leaving the team and graduating, Croston said Milford may suffer growing pains next season, but that overall, the program’s future has a lot of potential. “The catholic league has a leg up because they have elementary school teams, so I’m trying to recruit kids that have never played before,” he said. “We many not be quite as strong next year, but our program will be competitive because we can recruit from other sports. The future looks bright.”

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Last week’s question

Should the U.S. continue to give tax breaks to oil companies? Why or why not? “It is absolutely absurd that tax subsidies should be continued to oil companies who are reaping record windfalls. All this when the same party protecting and promoting this boondoggle (as well as extending the Bush tax breaks to the rich) is intent on ripping medical care from poor women, reducing expenditures for education, science, and damaging Medicare all in the name of balancing the budget. Yes, the budget desperately needs to be brought under control but let’s start with what is most sensible. Let’s stop this flow of funds upward to those who already have far too much. “We have/are becoming an elitist society meaning that there is a concentration of wealth increasing at the top while the poor and the middle class continue to struggle harder and harder for a smaller share of the pie. With money comes power. This is not what our forefather had in mind when this country was established. We are becoming more and more like the highly stratified society that lacked opportunity that originally caused them to flee Europe.” A.M.B. “Since a barrel of oil has fallen below $100 a barrel from a high of $114, have we seen a comparable drop in a gallon of gasoline? It’s still $3.99 where I live. “So many factors, we are told, affect the price of gas and oil. I think it’s high time the government intervene and get to the bottom of how they price gasoline.” R.H. “Absolutely not. I am a small business owner, I do not get tax breaks, and the oil companies report billions in profit, so what is good for the goose is good for the gander.” O.H.R. “This question is a real ‘red herring.’ The oil industry should be treated the same as every other industry, no better and no worse. It should get no advantage or disadvantage in comparison to any other industry. “If we unduly punish them, we will either send more of their production overseas, something I don’t think any of us want to see, or we will end up buying oil from countries like Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, etc. ... Neither of those are good outcomes. “And bear in mind, a legitimate tax deduction for a business expense (like oil depletion) is not a ‘tax break.’” T.H. “Unfortunately the media and the public uses rhetoric (subsidies)


This week’s questions: Which local Memorial Day ceremonies do you attend? Who do you think should be or will be the GOP presidential candidate in 2012? Why? Every week The Community Journal asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with “chatroom” in the subject line. that is biased against the oil companies. Those companies are being treated the same as manufacturers’ of other goods. They are not subsidies. “Accounting principles approved and accepted by the IRS allow all companies to deduct certain items that make up ‘the cost of goods sold.’ Farmers get them too. “If we disallow certain costs for some then we should do that for all companies including manufacturer’s and farmers. Singling out oil companies because they are profitable is irrational. “The government ‘bailed out’ GM and Chrysler. Fairness? Why do we pay some farmers not to grow crops? Because it buys the politicians votes. “Money (capital) goes where it is treated best. Without capital you do not have capitalism. Without capitalism you do not create jobs. “Most career politicians could not run a corporation. If they could they would not be in government. Easy jobs do not pay much. Capital (money) is fleeing the USA because it can get better returns (profits) in other countries. Politicians are just pandering for votes. They always do. “The public is economically illiterate. Now high schools are being required to teach economics. A little late in my opinion.” J.S.D. “The original purpose of the tax breaks was to help oil companies defray the costly risks for finding oil in and around America. “We find our current government forbidding these companies to tap the reserves they've discovered in Alaska and off our shores. When our government finally makes up its mind whether it wants domestic oil over foreign oil we can determine if the tax breaks need further review.” R.V. “Of course not! They are making billions. Why do they need government charity?” E.M.S. “I can think of no reason why the U.S. would give tax breaks to oil companies and then watch as the American public pays $4 plus for a gallon of gasoline.” E.E.C.

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Clermont Co. tests new command center Do you remember the movie “WarGames” with the huge screens with lots of maps predicting doom when Soviet missiles hit the United States? A big room like that can now be found here in Clermont County. The command center inside the Clermont County Communications Center on Bauer Road is very similar to what we see in that movie. It was the location of a regional mock disaster exercise where people sat at 16 computer desks in a circle and took calls from emergency responders covering problems caused by a large fictional earthquake May 16, a second fictional earthquake May 17, all during four days of fictional rain. As a way to really test those participating, a mock disaster inside another happened May 17 when a portion of U.S. 52 washed away. In the mud was an overturned hazardous materials tanker. More calls began coming in about additional mudslides, roads and services failing as a result of the earthquakes and rain. On the three screens was a running dialogue of information received and actions taken to provide help. For instance, Child Focus agreed to care for children of hospital personnel who had to stay at work because relief could not reach the facility. Inside the command center were gathered a collection of peo-

ple from law enforcement, hazardous materials control, transportation, department of health, Mercy Clermont, the county engineer, Theresa L. fire departments, Herron search and resand public Editor’s cue information. Notebook They took calls from first responders, answered questions about resources available, filled requests for everything from calling Duke Energy to delivering water to emergency personnel. Andy Knapp, LovelandSymmes Fire Department deputy chief who was the public information officer, said the exercise was a way to learn “a process” of how to handle large-scale natural or manmade disasters. At times it was slow as we waited for field information. Then it was a beehive of activity with people calling in, the information being shared between departments/desks and then projected on the screens. The exercise was divided into two sessions: 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 4 p.m. to midnight. The more people who learned the “process,” the more available during an real emergency. Two emergency managers from

At times it was slow as we waited for field information. Then it was a beehive of activity with people calling in, the information being shared between departments/desks and then projected on the screens. Ohio’s Clark and Logan counties, during the evening shift, talked about how nice this center was. They don’t have the same technology or space. We all remember Hurricane Ike. It’s important to say the command center personnel will not reconnect the electric lines or relay pipe for water and sewer service. They make sure people are called to do those jobs. They also make sure people needing help receive it. It was a long evening, but very interesting. I was an evaluator of the public information officer. My main concern was information was not released in the most timely fashion, but I am a member of the press and nothing is fast enough for us. To a novice to these drills, this was impressive. When something happens, Clermont County appears to be ready. Theresa L. Herron is the editor of the Community Journal Clermont, Community Journal North, MilfordMiami Advertiser and The Bethel Journal. She can be reached at 248-7128 or

SB5 puts power in the right hands Do you remember those times as a child when you wanted something really badly and your mom or dad said “no?” It didn’t mean your parents loved you any less, just that the answer was “no.” Nothing more. So it is with Senate Bill 5, Collective Bargaining Reform, that was just passed into law. This bill makes changes to the law that was enacted in 1983 that gave public employees the right to not just “collectively bargain” but to also allow “binding arbitration” whereupon a non-elected thirdparty person makes the decision between what the public employer offers and what the public employee gets. Senate Bill 5 sponsored by Senator Shannon Jones (R-Springboro) was introduced Feb. 1 and passed out of the Senate after four weeks of hearings and debate. The bill was then assigned March 3 to the House Commerce and Labor Committee that I chair. The bill was further debated over three weeks for more than 40 hours (most bills average two to three hours) with more than 100 witnesses coming to Columbus to testify. One hearing started at 1 p.m. and ended 14 hours later at 3 a.m. More than 70 witnesses showed up at the statehouse for the hearing and I was determined to allow anyone who wished to testify to have their say to the committee. In the end, the bill that would affect 350,000 Ohio public employees was passed on the House floor after an additional four hours of debate. The next day the bill was signed by the governor. What was the purpose of SB5? Simply put, to give our local elect-

ed officials the tools to control costs and protect the dwindling tax dollars being received. As we have all seen, this nation’s economy has Joe Uecker tanked these last Community few years and it been obviPress Guest has ous to all that Columnist tax revenues have been dropping to our state and local governments including schools, counties, cities, villages and townships. These are tax receipts that come in to the government coffers and are dispersed by budget and statute. There are only two solutions to this problem – either the government raises taxes or it cuts costs. Clearly, the last November elections sent the message that increasing taxes was not acceptable. Public employee contracts have become a problem with controlling costs. Not only do many employee union contracts have automatic pay increases, they also have health care insurance premiums where the employee shares little or no costs as well as pensions where the employer pays its share along with some or all of the employee’s share. This bill has far too many points and issues for one weekly column, but if you hear some of the wild and outlandish remarks of what the rumor mongers and the opponents are saying about the bill, you can find some of the facts and truths at It is not the intent of the Ohio General Assembly to lay blame at anyone’s feet as to why our state’s

economy is in this position. There is plenty of blame to share and over a great period of time. But nonetheless ... here we are and something has to be done. A very volatile issue to say the least, I was made aware early on in the process that if I helped pass this bill the unions would back my opponent in the upcoming state senate race as retribution. Sometimes you have to put aside your personal aspirations and do what you believe is best for the common good. I believe SB5 is just that – for the common good for all Ohioans. Even as I write this column, the unions are mounting an attack to this bill by referendum and will be spending upwards of $20 million on a campaign to try to overturn it in the November election. Yes, we will all be subjected to hours of campaign TV ads depicting how terrible the General Assembly is towards teachers, firefighters and the police. In the end, I have faith that you will see through this attack and understand it was nothing more than giving the authority of the government back to where it comes from ... the people. If you have any thoughts on the matter that you would like to share, feel free to call or send me an email with your comments to You can also find me on Facebook and Twitter. Joe Uecker is the state representative for Ohio’s 66th House District representing the townships of Batavia, Goshen, Miami and Union as well as the villages of Amelia and Batavia and the cites of Loveland and Milford. Uecker can be reached at his state office in Columbus at (614) 466-8134 or locally at (513) 532-0912 or email a response to:

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Wine Dog, an international wine and local art shop, held a ribbon-cutting grand opening Thursday, April 7, at their newly opened location, 451 Ohio Pike. From left are: Union Township Planning and Zoning Director Cory Wright, Union Township Trustee Matt Beamer, Wine Dog owners Donna Schwarz and Ralph Taylor, and Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce member Bill Massa and Executive Director Eric Miller.

Winedog brings art, wine to Union Twp. Kellie Geist-May

Whether you’re looking for something to cool down your day or to spice up your home, Winedog LLC has you covered. Winedog, a new international wine and local art shop, opened earlier this month at 451 Ohio Pike, across from the Cherry Grove Shopping Center. “We have a blend of international fine wines and local, professional art that we sell,” said owner Ralph Taylor. “This (shop) is unique because it’s a perfect union of the finer things in life – art and wine.” In addition to having a wide wine selection on-site, Taylor said he and his wife Donna Schwarz can help people locate hard to find wines and maybe help them discover a new favorite. “We do wine tastings all day, every day. We’ll have five or six wines people can try and, while they are here, they can walk around and enjoy the art,” Taylor said. Works from six artists are currently on display. Those artists – Donna Schwarz, Debbie Hook, Sandy Pence, Jennifer Wenker, David Kline, and Connie Barrett – are all award-winning members of either the Brush and

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Winedog LLC can be found at 451 Ohio Pike, across from the Cherry Grove Shopping Center and next to Starbucks. Their hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. The shop is closed Sunday. For more information, visit, email or call 4-WINE-21 (494-6321). Palette Society or the Colored Pencil Society of America artist guild. Anyone who might be interested in displaying and selling their work at Winedog should contact Schwarz at 4-WINE21 (494-6321). Taylor and Schwarz live in Clinton County, but decided to open the shop in Union Township because of the larger population. “We love this location,” Schwarz said. “It’s perfect for us.” Although art and wine can both be intimidating topics for the average citizen, Schwarz encouraged people to just “drop by.” “Just stop in, have a taste of wine and take a look at the art,” she said. “We look forward to meeting people and sharing what we have to offer.”

UNION TWP. - A Union Township man is one of the top five reservists in the U.S. Navy. Gunner’s Mate 1st Class Joseph Jeffcott, who is attached to a Navy Reserve unit in Columbus, Ohio, was nominated for the Reserve Sailor of the Year honor last fall. There is a separate award for regular Navy Sailor of the Year. Jeffcott won competitions for his unit, the Midwest, the Eastern U.S. and the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command before advancing to Washington, D.C., in April as one of five finalists. He didn’t win the top award, but feels being among the top five is an honor. “Every time I won a round, I would PROVIDED ask people for advice, but everyone keep telling me they never knew any- Joseph Jeffcott, left, of Union Township recently was chosen as one of the five finalists for Navy Reserve Sailor one who made it this far,” Jeffcott said. of the Year. He is a friend of Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud. “I was kind of on my own.” The competition involved going before a series of boards made up of other sailors. He was asked questions about leadership skills, deployments and how he would react in real-life situations. He also was judged on physical fitness and how he wore his uniform. Jeffcott found the competition challenging because being a reservist is only one of his jobs. In addition to attending reserve functions in Columbus, he also works full-time as a business banker at Chase Bank in Eastgate. His third full-time job, he says, is his family. He has four sons and his wife, Julie, is a teacher at Glen Este Middle School. The Navy is not Jeffcott’s only milPROVIDED itary experience. He joined the Navy reservist Joseph Jeffcott, right, of Union Township receives the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Marines when he was younger and Medal during his deployment to Iraq in 2009. At left is Cmdr. Paul Polk. served four years of active duty and Jeffcott served three tours of duty in but has lived in Clermont County since two years in the reserves before get1995. Iraq, the latest ending in 2009. ting out in 1995. He is active in the community and During his second tour of duty in Then, the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks convinced Jeffcott it was time Iraq, he was able to see first hand the a member of the local military support effects of the surge in U.S. military group Whole in My Heart. to serve his country again. “It’s a way to help others,” he said “I decided I wanted to go back in,” operations.. “I saw an improvement,” he said. of Whole in My Heart. he said. “We’re unique in this county,” he He thought he might be too old for “There was a marked difference.” Jeffcott does not know if there will said. “The bonding we have in support the demands of the Marine Corps, so be another deployment overseas for of the troops is unbelievable. It makes he enlisted in the Navy Reserves. “When they found out I was a him, but he plans on staying in the me proud.” Clermont County Commissioner Marine, they attached me to a ground reserves. Reserve duties involve traveling to Columbus once a month and Bob Proud has gotten to know Jeffcott unit,” he said. through Whole in My Heart and other He is part of the Navy Expedi- going on field exercises in Virginia. He also is up for promotion to the functions. tionary Combat Command, which pro“I am so proud of him,” Proud said. vides ground support operations for rank of chief petty officer. Jeffcott grew up on the East Coast, “He is one outstanding man.” the Navy.

Memorial Day events planned Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. Clermont County residents will observe the day with a variety of events.


The Clermont County Veterans’ Service Commission and Batavia American Legion Post 237 will host the annual county Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 30. The parade will line up beginning at 11 a.m. at Aztec Plumbing, 140 W. Main St. in Batavia. The parade steps off at 11:30 a.m. Anyone interested in participating can call the veterans’ services office at 732-7363.


Goshen’s parade starts at 10 a.m. Monday, May 30, at Marr/Cook Elementary School on Goshen Road and proceeds to Ohio 28 to Goshen Cemetery, where it ends. Once at the cemetery, the group will hear speaker Jim Poe and live music to honor the township’s fallen heroes. Former township Trustee Art Snider will be the parade’s grand marshal. Anyone interested in participating in the parade should line up at Marr/Cook Elementary School at 9 a.m. Memorial Day, May 30.


Milford’s annual Memorial Day Parade is planned for Monday, May 30, and line-up will start at 9 a.m. at Victor Stier American

Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive. The parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. and travel north and east on Main Street to Lila Avenue and end at Greenlawn Cemetery. There will be three memorial services along the parade route – one at Memorial Park on Main Street in historic downtown Milford, one at Greenlawn Cemetery on Lila Avenue, and one at St. Andrew Cemetery off Cleveland Avenue. Parade coordinator Jo Ann Weigel said the parade committee “hopes to make this a bigger parade for our living veterans and also for the families of those that have made the ultimate sacrifice.” The committee would like to invite representatives from all wars and conflicts. If you would be interested in

being in the parade, contact Mark Chandler at 8310198. The committee also plans to invite the parents of fallen heroes. Contact Jo Ann Weigel at 404-6880 to take part. Also invited are Boy Scout troops, Girl Scout troops, church groups and other organizations. Entries will be taken through May 27. Call either Weigel or Chandler for details.

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The Vietnam Veterans of American, Chapter 649, will hold a 24-hour vigil in honor of Memorial Day. The opening ceremony will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 29, and the closing remarks will be at 2 p.m. Monday, May 30. The public is welcome and encouraged to participate.


Boy Scouts from Troops 224 and 280 walk in the 2010 Memorial Day Parade in Milford. During the vigil, chapter members and volunteers will place American flags atop white crosses set-up in honor of military personnel

who fought and died in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.



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Take Off Pounds Sensibly Meeting, 6-7 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, Network of weight-loss support programs. $26 annually, first meeting free. Presented by TOPS. 843-4220. Anderson Township.


Zumba Dance Fitness Exercise Party, 7-8 p.m., Milford Preschool, 1039 Ohio 28, All experience levels welcome. Ages 10 and up. $5. Presented by The Zumba Experience. 875-2463; Milford.


Creative Writing Group, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Inspire and offer suggestions. Ages 13 and up. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 724-1070. Williamsburg.


Blue Chip Jazz Band, 6:30 p.m., Front Street Cafe, 120 Front St., 553-4800. New Richmond. F R I D A Y, M A Y 2 7


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. 474-3100; Anderson Township.



Friday Night Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Outdoor covered patio or air-conditioned dining area. Music by Katie Pritchard, vocals and acoustic guitar. Includes specialty, a la carte and children’s dinners. Music, fishing demonstrations and naturalist’s wildlife programs. $3.95$9.25; parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663; Symmes Township.

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 cole slaw and French fries. Carryout available. $6 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 575-2102. Milford.

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Board Game Day, 2-4 p.m., Bethel Branch Library, 611 W. Plane St., Scrabble and variety of board games. All ages welcome. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 734-2619; Bethel.


Vintage Purses and Ladies’ Accessories Exhibit, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Promont House Museum, 906 Main St., Exhibit from 18901940 includes 30 purses made of shells, beads, lace, rhinestones, mesh and leather. Shoes include dainty lace boots to ornate evening slippers. Miscellaneous accessories include fans, compacts, gloves, hankies and scarves. Benefits Greater Milford Area Historical Society and Promont House. $5, $1 ages 12 and under. Presented by Greater Milford Area Historical Society. 248-0324; Milford.


All-Night Fishing, 8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Fish from the bank, dock, by rental boat or bring your own. Four horsepower or less electric and gas motors permitted. Light visible 360 degrees required on boats after dark. All ages. $16 for 24-hour permit, $9.75 for 12hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; rowboat rental $11.27 for 12 hours, $9.39 six hours; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663; Symmes Township. Friday Night Racing, 7 p.m., Moler Raceway Park, 2059 Harker Waits Road, American Modified Series. Quarter-mile dirt oval racing. Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Chevettes and Street Stocks. Gates open 4:30 p.m. $13, $5 ages 7-15, free ages 6 and under. 937444-6215; Williamsburg. Tri-State Montgomery Inn Boathouse Invitational Golf Outing, 1-6 p.m., Legendary Run Golf Course, 915 E. Legendary Run Drive, Four-man scramble. Includes green fee, cart, favors, prizes and refreshments. Lunch and dinner catered by Montgomery Inn. Benefits abused and abandoned children of One Way Farm of Fairfield OH. Funds used for children’s recreational summer outings. Ages 21 and up. $200. Reservations required. Presented by One Way Farm of Fairfield Inc. 829-3276; Pierce Township.

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Solo/Recreational Pilot Ground School, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Clermont County/Sporty’s Airport, 2001 Sportys Drive, Concludes May 29. Covers all aeronautical knowledge items required for solo flight and recreational pilot certification. Includes Sporty’s Complete Flight Solo/Recreational Pilot Training Course on DVD. Ages 18 and up. $245. Registration required. Presented by Sporty’s Academy/Eastern Cincinnati Aviation. 7359500; Batavia Township.


John Ladd, 2-5 p.m., Harmony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery, 2534 Swings Corner Point Isabel Road, With John Redell and Joe Szwed. 315-8786; Bethel.


Union Township Summer Concerts, 7:30 p.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Amphitheater behind center. Music by Cincinnati Brass Band with the Clermont Philharmonic. Bring seating. Free. Presented by Clermont Chamber of Commerce. 752-1741. Union Township.


The Juice, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Traci’s Sports Lounge and Grill, 784 Loveland-Miamiville Road, Free. 697-8111. Loveland.

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MUSEUMS Vintage Purses and Ladies’ Accessories Exhibit, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Promont House Museum, $5, $1 ages 12 and under. 2480324; Milford. MUSIC - BENEFITS

Clermont County Cancer and Parkinson’s Fundraiser, Noon-midnight, The Shaffer Shack, 4700 Ohio 276, Euchre at noon, cornhole at 3 p.m., pool shooter at 6 p.m. Music by Acoustic Edge, Six shooter, and others begins 4 p.m. Includes raffles, food and more. $15 couple, $10 single. Presented by Currency 4 Charity. 732-9899. Batavia. M O N D A Y, M A Y 3 0

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Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 6:30-7:15 p.m., Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 7515 Forest Road, Take Off Pounds Sensibly weekly support meeting. Presented by TOPS. 528-5959. Anderson Township.

EXERCISE CLASSES Zumba Dance Fitness Exercise Party, 7-8 p.m., Milford Preschool, $5. 875-2463; Milford.



EXERCISE CLASSES Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 6-7 p.m., Jazzercise Anderson, $5 walk-in. 407-9292; Anderson Township. Yoga Essentials, 6:15-7:15 p.m., Fitness For Function, 8298 Clough Pike, Suite 8. With Lisa Rizzo. $10. 233-3484; Anderson Township.


Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; Amelia.



Bird Walk, 8-10 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Meet guide in parking lot. Bring binoculars and dress for weather. Beginners welcome. Family friendly. Included with admission: $8; $6 active military and ages 65 and up, $3 ages 4-12; free for members. 831-1711; Union Township.

Clermont County Memorial Day Parade, 11:30 a.m., Aztec Building, 140 W. Main St., Line up at 11 a.m. If interested in participating in Memorial Day parade, please register by contacting Clermont Veterans’ Services Office to register: 732-7363. Free. Presented by Clermont County. 732-7363; Batavia.


Open Mic Night, 8 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Hosted by Bob Cushing. Free. 697-9705. Loveland.

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Milford’s annual Memorial Day Parade is planned for Monday, May 30, and lineup will start at 9 a.m. at Victor Stier American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive. The parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. and travel north and east on Main Street to Lila Avenue and end at Greenlawn Cemetery. For more parades, see page B1. Pictured at last year’s parade are: Korean War Army veteran R.J. Vilardo, World War II Army veteran Joe Dermody, World War II Navy veteran Lewis Wiggins and Korean War Marine veteran Harley Singleton.


Open Mic Night, 8 p.m.-midnight, Cheeseburger in Paradise, 812 Eastgate North Road, Bring instrument. All genres welcome. Free. 967-0427. Union Township.

SUMMER CAMP - YMCA NATURE Clermont Family YMCA Pioneer Traditional Day Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., YMCA - Clermont County, 2075 Front Wheel Drive, Daily through June 3. Pioneer weekly-themed activities. Scholarship assistance available. Camper divided into groups with activities and choices appropriate to age and needs. Ages 6-8. $168, $112 members. Registration required. 742-9622. Williamsburg Township. Clermont Family YMCA Rangers Traditional Day Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., YMCA - Clermont County, 2075 Front Wheel Drive, Daily through June 3. Rangers weekly-themed activities. Scholarship assistance available. Camper divided into groups with activities. Ages 9-11. $168, $112 members. Registration required. 742-9622. Williamsburg Township.

Herpetology Programs, 7-9 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Auditorium. Light refreshments served. Included with admission: $8; $6 active military and ages 65 and up, $3 ages 4-12; free for members. 831-1711, ext. 125; Union Township.


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



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When a civilization loses its civility pile our own list of observations and experie n c e s : constant adolescent sitcom titFather Lou i l l a t i o n s , Guntzelman c r u d e olitical Perspectives pbarbs, violence, partial-birth abortions, greed, verbal and sexual abuse, increased drug use, dehumanizing pornography, preying on the very young, road rage, admiration for dysfunctional celebrities, etc. It’s tragically comical that we’ve run out of curse words. The profanities of old have become so overused that all we have left in our barrel of crudities is the fword. So we just use it over and over and over. Civility is dying. Who holds a door open for another? Who gets up and gives a seat to an older person? Who refrains from using harsh or hurtful language? If civility is dying that means civilization is as well. We are going downhill,

When you call a locksmith are they really local? If you get locked out of your house or car and need to hire a locksmith right away, do you know whom to call? Many people will look for a company on the Internet and others will call information on the phone. But, if you’re not careful, the firm you think you’re hiring may not be local – and may not be on the up and up. Kallen Kenneda of Eastgate said his cousin was staying at his house in April and got locked out. Kenneda was out of town so couldn’t help him, but he did check the Internet for what he thought was a local locksmith. Kenneda called the firm and said, “I gave her my address, my phone number, all this stuff. I told her, ‘All the technician’s got to do is come out and pick the little lock – pick the bottom lock. It’ll take five minutes probably.’ She said. ‘OK, it’s going to be $29.95 plus labor, plus parts.’ ” The company, Fast Batavia Locksmith, sent someone right over, but failed to call Kenneda again with the estimate before doing any work. “They were supposed to call me for everything and, obviously, if I didn’t agree with the price I would have just told him to leave. I would have had somebody else come over. It would have been cheaper to get a hammer and knock the lock off and I would have replaced the lock for $30,” Kenneda said. Instead, the locksmith demanded the cousin pay him $160 dollars cash for the opening the door. “For 10 minutes worth of work it costs $160. It’s a joke,” said Kenneda. He said when he heard

about the amount later he immedia t e l y called the company but got nowhere Howard Ain a n d Hey Howard! t h o u g h t a b o u t going over to the firm’s Main Street location. He didn’t go, but I did and found there is no 111 East Main St. in Batavia, which is supposedly the home of Fast Batavia Locksmith. I called the company and learned it’s really located – not in Batavia, Ohio – but in New York. When I told Kenneda what I learned he said, “When I looked it up on the computer it said they’re out of Batavia, Ohio. It’s got an address. But, they’re really out of New York? That’s great. I did not know that.” The Better Business Bureau confirms the mail it sent to that Main Street address was returned as undeliverable. The company tells me it can’t comment on this complaint because the Better Business Bureau is investigating. Two years ago several people were indicted in a nationwide scheme to overcharge for locksmith services, so this type of thing is not new. Therefore, you need to protect yourself by finding a truly local locksmith now. Then, if you have an emergency, you’ll know whom to call. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

regressing to the savage aggressiveness of the more primitive person. It’s no surprise that an increasing number of young men thrill at watching two men in a cage permitted to kick, punch and assault each other viciously. We euphemistically call it “extreme sport.” Sport? A civilized society’s first line of defense is not more policemen and more laws. What is more powerful is when desirable behaviors are entrenched in a civilization’s traditions, moral values and self-respect. When these elements are taught and practiced, they modify the brutish tendencies that lurk in the shadowpart of human nature. The collective power and lived examples of a civilized society says to others who contemplate following such tendencies, “If you’re going to live here, that’s not done among us.” The respected historian Arnold Toynbee noted in his studies that of all the previous civilizations that have ever existed, most of them waned or fell not because of conquest from without, but from a disintegration from

within. A healthy civilization is the opposite of a mob. Mob psychology is characterized by a lack of consciousness that leaves its members unaware of themselves and what they’re really doing. A true civilization is marked by an increase in consciousness that makes them aware of their actions and the results. Mobs are frightening, violent and uncivil. A genuine civilization is mostly peaceful, a much safer place, and profoundly civil. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the

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May 25, 2011

Corn bread, iced tea a hit no matter the occasion A couple of days of sunny weather and now we’re back to rain and cool temperatures. One good thing, though. The gardens are full of happy worms, and that makes for healthy veggies and herbs along with easy pickings for the birds. And I’m looking forward to Memorial Day, which is official start of the outdoor party season. And I know lots of you are celebrating graduations so I’m sharing some favorite recipes for those occasions.

Corn bread salad for Memorial Day

Every year I get requests for this recipe always around Memorial Day. I change it up ever year, and this year I’m adding more bacon and a bit more oregano and cheese. I know, it’s not low-fat or low anything, but a real treat to have occasionally. Don’t be put off by the long list of ingredients. It’s easy to make.

F e e l free to substitute lower fat ingredients if you want. My editor Lisa suggested Rita p l a i n Heikenfeld G r e e k Rita’s kitchen y o g u r t instead of s o u r cream. Make sure it’s Greek and not the sweetened type. 1 pkg. (81⁄2 oz.) corn bread/muffin mix 1 can (4 oz.) chopped green chilies, undrained or 1-2 jalapeños, chopped 1 teaspoon cumin 3 ⁄4 teaspoon oregano 1 cup each mayonnaise and sour cream 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix 2 cans (15 oz. each) Great Northern beans, drained 2 cans (15 oz. each) whole kernel corn, drained or equivalent frozen corn, thawed

the ingredients and repeat layers, ending with cheese. Cover and refrigerate for two hours or more. Serves 10 to 12.

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Corn bread salad is a perfect dish for summer grillouts and potlucks. 4 good sized tomatoes, chopped 1 bell pepper, chopped 1 bunch green onions, chopped 1 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled 4 cups shredded cheddar Prepare corn bread according to package directions but stir in chilies, cumin, oregano. Pour into sprayed 8-inch pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool. Combine mayonnaise, sour cream and dressing mix; set aside. Crumble half the cornbread into a 13-by-9 pan. Layer with half of the rest of

Betty is an avid cook and loyal reader. 1 cup large olives with pimento 1 clove garlic 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened 1 cup ricotta cheese 1 ⁄2 cup chopped hazelnuts, toasted 1 sliced whole-grain baguette Parmesan pita crisps, store-bought 1 celery heart, cut into sticks

Preheat oven 425 degrees. Place olives in food processor and grate in garlic, add cream cheese and ricotta cheese. Pulse the cheese and olives into a fairly smooth spread. Transfer to a serving bowl and top with hazelnuts. Toast the bread on a baking sheet five to 10 minutes to lightly crisp. Surround the spread with bread, pita crisps and celery.

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So good iced tea punch

I love this punch! You’ll be surprised at the flavor – very mild but with a zing. And such a pretty amber color. Perfect for graduations and large gatherings. Serves 16 to 20.

Mix together:

2 cups lemon-flavored iced tea mix (I used Lipton) 2 two-liter bottles of ginger ale Orange and lemons, thinly sliced (optional but nice) Ice

Tips from Rita’s kitchen

What you need to know when baking with sugar substitutes: Remember that most sugar substitutes come with specific substitution formulas. Always check the package. Keep in mind that baked goods will not be the same when baked with sugar substitutes, mainly because non-sugars do not have the ability to melt and caramelize. When attempting to substitute, be sure to run a test batch. Note that some sweeten-

ers cook much faster than sugar, so be sure to adjust your baking times. Always add extra flavoring everywhere you can; extra vanilla, citrus juice or zest, spices, extracts. Be creative and keep in mind that you need to override the inherent “cool” flavor sensation of the sweetener you are using. To boost moistness in baked goods, try adding a bit of molasses or honey. To achieve a more golden brown color, try spraying the top of your batter or dough with cooking spray before placing in the oven. When making cookies, remember to flatten them a bit – since the substitute sugars are slower to melt, cookies made with it tend to be slower to spread. For a natural, one-to-one baking blend check out They have lots of Stevia (a natural, herbal sugar substitute) products and there’s no bitter taste. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.


May 25, 2011



Thinking of Christmas this summertime Howdy folks, On Wednesday evening, Ruth Ann and I went to the church on Bauer Road, the Faith Tabernacle Church. They are starting a Christmas ministry for kids. These folks want Christmas for needy children. This is a good cause, so we hope folks will support it. When Christmas morning comes and there is nothing for a child, this is a terrible thing for them to endure, so we hope these folks can help. The telephone number to help is 659-5801. This is early to start this, but time is getting away from us. I realize everyone has their own family to take care of. The church is doing its part, they put a can out in the church for their members to put their change in so this is a start for them. They have raised enough funds for five children already. They are hoping to have some fundraisers to raise enough money to have Christmas for 50 children. They would need quite a bit of money. This is a good endeavor. They have an account set up at the PNC bank Faith Tabernacle’s “For The Kids” Christmas Ministry. One of our neighbors had a juvenile eagle visiting their pond to feed. This is a very exciting thing to happen here on WilliamsburgBantam Road. We went to Bethel and got a swarm of honeybees last week so if you have a swarm give us a call at 734-

6980. The honeybees need all the help they can get. T h e weather seems to George be a little Rooks cooler at Ole this writbut Fisherman ing, they predict that we will have no more frost, so we have set out more plants. We set out more tomato plants, four kinds of bell peppers, green, gold, purple and Big Mama. We got these at the Grant’s Greenhouse on Bucktown Road. The raised beds and tractor tires are the answer now with the rain. Our big garden is so wet it will take time to dry. The potatoes we planted on St. Patrick’s Day are about 12 inches high and pretty and green. The strawberries are blooming good. We have a small bed of everbearing berries. Ruth Ann’s dad kept a small bed of them so he could have some fresh berries on his cereal each morning. I was talking to John Pringle of Pringle’s Orchard near Stonelick Lake this morning. He said his apple crop looks good, his blackberries do too. He expects a good crop this year. He also has pick-your-own-berries. Last week I cut the spinach and Ruth Ann put

two packs in the freezer for winter. The asparagus is doing fairly good, we need some good hot weather to make it grow. Ruth Ann pulled rhubarb last week to make a pie. It was so good. When you pull rhubarb, don’t cut it. Pull the outer stems not the center, then cut off the leaves and bottom of the stalk. About fishing, it will be a few more days before folks can get on the lake to fish. The gates to the boat ramps are closed. The lake reached 43.5 feet above summer pool. This is the highest it has ever been. The lake is for flood control. We are complaining about the wet weather but the folks in Mississippi and Louisiana have a real problem with water. So we are






Combine 1 can or 1 cup of cream style corn (I used leftover frozen corn I had), 2 eggs, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder and 7 tablespoons flour. Mix well. Drop by small spoonfuls into hot grease, cook until brown on one side, turn over until brown on the other side, drain on paper towels. Serve hot with syrup or we had honey. Start your week by going to the church of your choice and praise the good Lord. God bless all. More later. George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.

Thomas & Waters

Joe & Lisa Waters of Eastgate are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter Heather Waters to Troy Thomas on March 27, 2011. Both are Glen-Este High School Grads. & reside in Eastgate. The Bride to be attends Cincinnati State & works at Mercy Hospital Anderson, The groom to be is employed at Sharefax Credit Union.


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Paul & Diana Bresser of Cincinnati, Ohio are proud and excited to announce the engagement of their daughter Sarah Renee to Steven Scott McSwain, son of Debbie McSwain of Goshen and Todd & Nikki Lang of New Richmond. Sarah is a 2005 graduate of Glen Este High School and 2009 University of Cincinnati graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education Integrated Science. She is currently employed at Winton Woods High School. Steven is a 2005 graduate of Amelia High School and 2006 WyoTech graduate. He is currently employed at Cincy Rods and Classics. A June wedding is planned. The couple will reside in Goshen.

50th Anniversary

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Corn Fritters


Rose show will be at Eastgate Mall June 4 The Cincinnati Rose Society and the Greater Cincinnati Rose Association invite amateur rose growers and rose lovers to the annual open show at Eastgate Mall June 4. Roses must be grown by the exhibitor in an outdoor garden and will be judged by American Rose Society accredited judges. Entries will be accepted from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. when judging begins. Ribbons and honors will be awarded and results viewed from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

very fortunate and parts of Texas and Oklahoma are burning up with no rain. Don’t forget the service will be held at the Old Bethel ME Church in the East Fork Park 10 a.m. Monday, May 30, with music by the Good News Boys. The Legion will have their ceremony in the cemetery at 11 a.m. Come and enjoy a bit of history. This church is on the National Registry of Historical buildings, and the maternal grandparents of President U.S. Grant are buried here in the cemetery. The group is working hard to preserve this old church. The other day for dinner, Ruth Ann made corn fritters. She will put the recipe in now.

Calvin & Carol Kenneda were married May 20, 1961. The Kennedas have four children, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.


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May 25, 2011

RELIGION Loveland Presbyterian Church

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


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


FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF MT REPOSE 6088 Branch Hill-Guinea Pike Ken Slaughter, Pastor

Sunday School 9:45am - Worship 11am (nursery provided) Sunday Evening Service 6pm-Youth 6pm 513-575-1121 MONUMENTS BAPTIST CHURCH

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




937 Old State Route 74 (Behind Meijer) 513-753-8223

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


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


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

Nursery provided for all services

PASTORS: Bill Bowdle -Sr. Pastor Steve Fultz - Assoc. Pastor; J. D. Young - Youth Pastor Janet Bowdle - Children’s Pastor


NAZARENE Bethel Nazarene Church Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor Rev. Cynthia Church, Discipleship Pastor Rev. Dale Noel, Congregational Care Pastor Rev. Kent Davenport, Youth Pastor SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages) Worship Service Children’s Worship. (1st-5th Grades)



WEDNESDAY: ‘Bethel Chapel’ Prayer Service Youth Group - Grades 6-12

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


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

7:00pm 7:00pm

S.Charity & E. Water Sts. Bethel, Ohio 45106 513-734-4204 Office: M-F 8:00am - 2:00pm E-mail:




Sunday School 9:00 am Worship 10:30 am Children’s Worship and Childcare 10:30 am

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia


6635 Loveland Miamiville Loveland, OH 45140 513-677-9866


Sunday 8am Holy Eucharist, Rite I 9:15am Christian Formation & Discovery Hour for all ages* 10:30am Choral Eucharist, Rite II*


Contemporary: 5:00 pm Saturdays and 9:00 am Sundays Traditional: 10:30 am Sundays

Sunday Morning 10:00AM Contemporary Worship Practical Message Classes for Children & Teens Nursery Care Sunday 6:00PM Avalanche Youth Service Wednesday 7:00PM Bible Study (adults) / Avalanche Youth We have many other groups that meet on a regular basis

Loveland; 683-2525;

Williams Corner Church of God

The Williams Corner Church of God has begun their Classic Car Cruise-ins every Saturday evening at 6 p.m. These will take place each Saturday through July 9. There will be plenty of food and great oldies music. Those there with old cars will be eligible for door prizes. Admission is free and so is car registration. The church is at 6162 Ohio 132, Goshen; 513-625-6459.


9:30am 10:30am

Discipleship Hour Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible MONDAY: Ladies’ Bible Study/Prayer Group

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

Stegman joins dunnhumbyUSA

DunnhumbyUSA, a global leader in building brand value for consumer goods and retail companies, has hired Kristina Stegman as associate designer, client leadership. Stegman will be responsible for designing print and web-based materials, including coupons, direct mail and email. Stegman earned a Bachelor of Arts in graphic design from the College of Mount Saint Joseph. She lives in Miami Township.

Wilson joins Comey & Shepherd

Milford resident Stephen L. Wilson has joined Comey & Shepherd Realtors as an

associate specializing in residential sales. He is affiliated with the Mariemont office. Contact him at 527-3812 or Before coming to Comey & Shepherd, Wilson worked for seven years as an operations engineer for WCPO/ EW Scripps.

Milacron open house

Milacron LLC, a leading global supplier of plasticsprocessing technologies, will host a three-day open house for customers and media at Milacron’s Batavia world headquarters from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 24, May 25 and May 26. For details on the open house or to RSVP, visit

4050 Tollgate Rd, Williamsburg, OH 513-724-3341 Mark Otten, Pastor

*Child care for children up to 4 in a staffed nursery from 9-noon

Reaching the Heart of Clermont County

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

Sunday Worship 8:00 & 10:45am Contemporary Worship 9:30amSunday School For All Ages: 9:30 & 10:45am Nursery Care for Age 3 & under Full Program for Children, Youth, Music, Small Groups & more Handicapped Accessible

Contemporary and traditional with live music and multi-media.

100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052

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

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




Worship service time is 10 a.m. Sundays. Sunday School has several Bible study classes for adults and children from 11:30 a.m. to noon. The new Connect Family service is from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays. Join the group for a free dinner, fellowship and study classes. The church has youth groups for preteens in grades seven to eight and teens in ninth through 12th grades from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. the first and third Sundays of each month. The church is at 360 Robin Ave.,


Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist 10:30am...Sunday School (Lil’ Samaritans) Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115

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

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


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


Northside Baptist Church 320 Brown St. Bethel, Ohio 45106 Pastor: Ben Hurst Ph: (513) 734-6040 Sunday School 10:00-10:45 Children’s Church Provided Worship 11:00 Wednesday Prayer Service 7PM Come grow with a church on a "mission"

ROMAN CATHOLIC Saint Mary Church,Bethel 3398 Ohio SR 125 Phone 734-4041 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor Saturday Mass – 5:00 PM Sunday Mass – 10:30 AM

Saint Peter Church

1192 Bethel-New Richmond Rd New Richmond, Ohio 45157 Phone 553-3267 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor

Saturday Mass - 5:00 PM Sunday Masses – 8:30 & 11:00

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

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


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

Sunday Worship: 9 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9 a.m. Active Youth • Outreach • Fellowship Music Ministries • Bible Studies

Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care Ages 3 through 12

681 Mt. Moriah Drive • 513.752.1333

Come visit us at the

Owensville United Methodist Church

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

Contemporary Service.......................9:00am Traditional Service.......................10:30am Something for children at each service


Prayer and Fasting Wednesday at 6:00pm

Pastor Mike Smith


Amelia United Methodist Church



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



A Loving, Praying, Caring Church Join us for Sunday Services

N. Broadway, Owensville, Ohio-732-2218 or 732-2580

Worship Service ...................... 10:00am Church School......................... 11:15am Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities

Doors Open 5:30pm Preliminaries 7:00pm Instant Table Opens 5:30pm $3500 Payout Each Week (with 200 players) All you can PLAY PAPER for $10 Loads of instant Games including King of the Mountain & a Large variety of Joe’s

360 Robin Av (off Oak St) Loveland OH

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PRESBYTERIAN Trinity United Methodist

19 E. Main St., Amelia OH 45102 ‘To become and make disciples of Christ”

You Are Invited! Sunday School ~ 9:30 am Classes for every age group

Worship Service 10:45 a.m.

A Blend of contemporary and traditional styles, with a relevant message for today! Nursery / Children’s Church during 10:45 Worship Service

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


Williamsburg United Methodist Church

Welcomes You

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


330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176

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

Pastor: Rev. Duane A. Kemerley

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CALVIN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Amelia/Withamsville - 3mi. East of I-275

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

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

WESLYAN MULBERRY WESLEYAN CHURCH 949 SR Bus. 28, Milford 831-3218 Eric George, Pastor Kent Underwood, Minister of Worship & Music

9:30am Sunday School Worship/Children’s Church 10:30am Tuesday Adult Bible Study/Prayer Mtg 7:00pm Wednesday Youth Mtg. 7:00pm Friday Young Adult Mtg. 7:30pm “A friendly Church for the Whole Family”

Free Dinner the 3rd Friday of the month Security On Site Must be 18 Yrs Old


Animal Rescue Fund Bingo

1177 West Ohio Pike (SR125)-Phone 752-2525 Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am

Rev. Kathleen B. Haines, Pastor Nursery care provided


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

5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

1300 West Ohio Pike, Amelia, Ohio



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


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Holy Trinity SVDP Bingo Monday Night 7:00pm Doors Open 5:30pm


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


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


212 Prather Rd. Felicity, OH Pastor: Chad Blevins 876-2565

Located at VFW Hall 4070 Greenbriar Rd. Batavia, OH 45103

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Billy L. Bonham, 83, Goshen, died May 18. Survived by sons Roy (Linda), Steven, David (Cindy) Bonham; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Myrtle Bonham, son Rusty Bonham, brothers Roy, Earl, Robert Bonham. Services were May 23 at Rose Hill Burial Park Chapel. Arrangements by Craver-Riggs Funeral Home. Memorials to: Shriners Hospital, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Bud Gaskins

Norman Wilson "Bud" Gaskins, 94, Milford, died May 18. He retired as a processing department supervisor with General Motors and managed the state liquor agency in Milford. Survived by children Jack (Becky) Gaskins, Kathy (Sam) Hoh; grandsons Jeremy (Nicole) Gaskins, John, Andy Hoh; great-grandchildren Morgan, Brady Gaskins. Preceded in death by wife Margaret Bohl Gaskins, parents Sylvester, Ruth Lewis Gaskins, sisters Betty Faulkner, Nora Lillich, Mary Schaechter. Services were May 20 at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home.

Ruby Sandlin

Ann Shanton

Ann Rutherford Shanton, 80, died May 11. Survived by daughters Mary Ann (Richard) Standring, Susan (John) Dumford, Deborah Shanton; grandchildren Jennifer (Jeremy Miu), Daniel Standring, Benjamin (Alison) Dumford, Christine (Aaron) Williams, Laura (Aldrin) Custodio; greatgranddaughter Skye Miu. Preceded in death by husband David Shanton, parents William, Rhea Rutherford. Services were May 17 at the Milford First United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Craver-Riggs Funeral Home. Memorials to: Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Milford, OH 45150 or the Clermont County Animal Shelter, 4025 Filager Road, Batavia, OH 45103.


Larry Harp, Goshen, addition, 1899 Woodville, Goshen Township, $5,000. Edna Striker, Goshen, HVAC, 6474 Ohio 132, Goshen Township. Crockett Home Improvement, Milford, deck, 1295 Colonel Mosby Drive, Miami Township, $5,000. Keith Clonch, Milford, pergola, 5071 Cross Creek, Miami Township. Chad Showalter, Milford, deck, 5555 Falling Wood Court, Miami Township. G.A.R. Electric, Batavia, alter, 6229 Blackburn Drive, Miami Township. Felty Electric, Dayton, alter, 1203 Eunita Drive, Miami Township. Thompson Heating & Cooling, Cincinnati, HVAC, 577 Miami Bluff, Miami Township. Logan Services, Dayton, HVAC, 6105 Brooktree Court, Miami Township. Robert Dodd, Milford, HVAC, 1172 Mellie Ave., Miami Township. Michael Crabtree, Loveland, garage, 684 Jannie Lane, Miami Township, $5,000. David Kramer, Batavia, new, 1945 Ohio 50, Stonelick Township, $91,000. Greg Scheadler, Pleasant Plain, HVAC, 6971 No. 5 Road, Wayne Township. Roger Winemiller, Blanchester, alter, 6428 Taylor Pike, Wayne Township.


Charles Plazarin, Owensville, alterHoltman Donut Shop, 1399 Ohio 28, Goshen Township. The Crowell Co., Cincinnati, alterNXTECH, 100 Techne Center, Miami Township, $7,545. Bowman, Fairfield, alter-Interplex Medical, 25 Whitney Drive, Miami Township, $82,000. Airgas Great Lakes, Miamiville, addition, 160 Ohio 126, Miami Township. Ray Meyer Sign Co., Loveland, sign, 6403 Branch Hill Guinea, Miami Township. Early Properties, Milford, miscellaneous work, 101 Main St., Milford City.

MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Sara Hirschbach, 19, 390 W. Loveland Road, open container, May 5. Cory J. Kinkead, 18, 3907 Mack Road, driving under influence, underage consumption, May 5. Richard R. Seeley, 44, soliciting with no permit, May 5. Jesse D. Wright, 29, soliciting with no permit, May 5. Ryan J. Helton, 21, soliciting with no permit, May 5. Justin E. Harrison, 30, soliciting with no permit, May 5. Shawn Watson, 26, 6296 Traylor, driving under influence, open container, May 5. Om Parkash, 50, 9218 Hunters Creek, sale of alcohol to underage, May 6. Charitie M. Moermond, 20, 4647 Buckskin Trail, keg law, May 6. Ervin J. Stamper, 21, 5826 Wade, sale of alcohol to underage, May 6. Donna G. Rains, 46, 7818 Heather Glen, sale of alcohol to underage, May 6. Michael Marsh, 21, 1508 Commons, trafficking in drugs, drug possession, paraphernalia, May 6. Andrew T. Maples, 24, 806 Commons, drug paraphernalia, May 6. William P. Cravens, 64, 339 Center St., sale of alcohol to underage, May 6. Morgan L. Wolfe, 18, 5957 Creekview, sale of alcohol to underage, May 6. Travis Hunley, 26, 5650 Hutchinson, theft, drug abuse, May 7. Shaun Miller, 26, 1045 Klondyke Road, drug instrument, May 7. Logan T. Dozer, 19, 7900 Stringtown, driving under influence, underage consumption, open container, May 8. Juvenile, 17, underage consumption, May 8. Tracy Armstrong, 36, 1187 Brightwater No. 7, domestic violence, May 8.

Incidents/investigations Assault/criminal damage

Male was assaulted and a table broken at 18 Meadow Drive No. 36, May 6.


Rings taken; $5,000 at 5907 Hanley Close, May 4. TV, laptop computer, etc. taken; $5,835 at 1280 Pebble Brooke No. 3, May 7.

Criminal damage

Window broken in van at 988 Newberry St., May 3. Sign damaged at Pentecostal Anchor of Hope at Buckwheat Road, May 4. Vehicle damaged at 1893 Pebble Ridge, May 4. Mailbox damaged at 1056 Weber Road, May 7.

Criminal simulation

Counterfeit $100 bill passed at Kroger at Ohio 28, May 6. Counterfeit $100 bill passed at Petmart at Ohio 28, May 6.

Domestic violence

At Bright Water Circle, May 8.


Female stated debit card used with no authorization at 5852 Monassas Run, May 4.

Misuse of credit card

Female stated card used with no authorization at 1998 Stillwater, May 4.

Sexual imposition

Female reported this offense at Meijer at 1082 Ohio 28, May 6.








Attempt made to take copper pipe from Home Depot; $140 at Ohio 28, May 3. Gasoline not paid for at Thornton’s; $42.07 at Ohio 28, May 3. Money taken from purses in breakroom at Pinebrook; $270 at 5877 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, May 3. Keys taken from vehicles at 6110 Oak Ridge Way, May 3. Male stated ID used with no authorization; $423 at 5485 Betty Lane, May 4. Headphones taken from Meijer; $45 at Ohio 28, May 5. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $38 at Ohio 28, May 5. Cellphone taken from locker at Milford High at 1 Eagles Way, May 5. iPad taken; $500 at 951 Woodcreek, May 3. Coins and medication taken; $3,000 at 558 Hollow Lane, May 6. Merchandise taken from Kroger; $16 at Ohio 28, May 6. Purse taken at Olan Mills; $350 cash at Ohio 28, May 6. Purse taken from vehicle at 5595 Beech Grove, May 6. Angle iron taken; $2,000 at 6315 Weber Woods, May 7. Wallet and GPS taken from vehicle at 5521 Scarlet Maple, May 7. Eyeglasses taken at Queen City Laundry; $250 at Ohio 28, May 7. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $20 at U.S. 50, May 8. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $40.50 at Wards Corner Road, May 8. DVDs taken; $240 at 5433 Cherry Blossom, May 8. Gasoline not paid for at Thornton’s; $42.92 at Ohio 28, May 8. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $10.23 at Branch Hill Guinea Pike, May 9.





Lawrence D. Baker, 26, 8249 Ohio 73, driving under suspension, May 9. Lora J. Cole, 28, 6051 Ohio 22 & 3, warrant, May 12. Michele Corrigan, 25, 9470 Country Trail, recited, May 15. Jessica M. Fallon, 20, 819 Forest Ave. No. 1, domestic violence, May 13. Matthew S. Horwarth, 27, 6 Robbie Ridge No. 11, domestic violence, May 13. Misty R. Johnson, 29, 3715 Roosevelt Blvd., recited, May 10. Angela Markowski-Hamilton, 34, 896 Mohawk Trail, persistent disorderly conduct, May 9. Ethen G. Morehead, 31, 47 Clertoma Drive, recited, May 15. Timothy Natali, 26, 5530 Garrett Drive, recited, May 15. Brook Prather, 18, 505 Hudson Ave., warrant, May 10. Brock Ramsey, 21, 511 Beech St., recited, May 13. Vincent M. Self, 28, 918 Mohawk Trail, recited, May 14. Yirga Tesfai, 31, 701 Edgecombe Drive No. 4, open container, May 10. Amos N. Trueblood, 29, 1935 Oakbrook Place, recited, May 10. Timothy M. Vogel, 21, 905 Walnut Ave., open container, May 9. Billy Woodruff, 35, 977 Seminole Trail, assault, May 12. Deshun G. Young, 21, 1819 Oakbrook, recited, May 14.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Male was charged with assault at 801 Main St., May 12.


Entry made into residence at 33 Edgecombe Drive, May 9. Trespassing into victim’s residence at 901 Edgecombe Drive No. 2, May 10.

At 2539 Woodville, May 2.

Criminal damaging/endangering

At 1338 O’Bannonville, May 5.

Criminal trespass

At 5701 Clemons Drive, May 1.

Domestic violence


Negligent assault Property dispute

At 6812 Ohio 727, Goshen, May 12.

At 852 Wright St., Newtonsville, May 9.

At 7114 Tallwood, May 3.

At Ohio 131, Goshen, May 9. At Ohio 131, Goshen, May 11.

At 305 Buddy Lane, May 2. At 6725 Dick Flynn, May 3.

At 2514 Jackson Pike, Batavia, May 14. At 277 Pinoak, Newtonsville, May 11.


Violation of protection order At 6713 Oakland, May 5.


Incidents/investigations Assault

At 852 Wright Street, Newtonsville, May 9.

At 3209 Martin Road, Pleasant Plain, May 13. At 330 E. Main St., Owensville, May 13.

Restrictions on depositing litter on public property, on private property owned by others and in state waters At 2956 U.S. 50, Batavia, May 13.


Anthony S. Honeycutt, 38, 4876 Monterey Maple Grove Road, Batavia, criminal trespass, theft, breaking and entering at 4589 Ohio 132, Batavia, May 14. Anthony S. Honeycutt, 38, 4876 Monterey Maple Grove Road, Batavia, criminal trespass possessing criminal tools at 4589 Ohio 132, Batavia, May 13. Sandra M. Howard, 35, 3276 Ohio 131, Goshen, domestic violence at 3276 Ohio 131, Goshen, May 9. Michael A. Dusenberry, 22, 3312 Ohio 131, Goshen, domestic violence at 3312 Ohio 131, Goshen, May 11. Joseph Tracy Drusell, 42, 277 Pin Oak, Newtonsville, notice of change of address at 277 Pin Oak, Newtonsville, May 14. Jason R. Shephard, 34, 6705 Oakland Road, Loveland, assault at 2173 Ohio Pike, Amelia, May 14.


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Ruby Gene Sandlin, 69, Milford, died May 15. She was a custodian. Survived by brothers Herman, Billy Sandlin. Preceded in death by parents Ezekiel, Emma Melton Sandlin, siblings Gergia, Hazel Jewell, Daisey Sawyers, Martha Madden. Services were May 19 at Stonelick Township Cemetery. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home.


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Criminal damage

Three tires slashed on vehicle at 1039 Main St., May 10.


Juveniles reported operating four wheelers recklessly in Theilman’s Mobile Home Park at 707 Ohio 28, May 10.


Domestic violence


At Robbie Ridge, May 13. At Center Street, May 13.


Bad check issued at 205 Rivers Edge Drive, May 13.

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Persistent disorderly conduct

Injured intoxicated female was transported to Bethesda North at 730 Main St., May 9.


Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers at 100 Chamber Drive, May 9. Reported at 301 Milford Parkway, May 10. Checks taken and cashed at 5371 S. Milford Road No. 107F, May 11. Metal scraps taken from dumpster at 301 Milford Parkway, May 11. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers at 100 Chamber Drive, May 12. Purse taken from vehicle at Walmart at 201 Chamber Drive, May 14. Laptop taken and vehicle damaged at 500 Rivers Edge Drive, May 14. Unlisted items taken from vehicle at the Rave at 500 Rivers Edge Drive, May 14. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers at 100 Chamber Drive, May 15.

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Nicholas Jacobs, 24, 522 Parkwood, endangering children, domestic violence. Sara Ruiz, 30, 1291 Piedmont Drive, theft. Gary Smith, 30, 4450 Dogwood, theft, criminal trespass. Teresa Sierra, 50, 10345 Pleasant Renner, open container. Derek Foley, 26, 1080 Turner Road, marijuana possession, paraphernalia, drug possession. Jacob Robbins, 30, 6573 Ohio 133, paraphernalia, marijuana possession. Juvenile, 16, unruly. Juvenile, 15, disorderly conduct. Douglas Thomas, 27, 2535 U.S. 50 No. 361, open container, drug paraphernalia, marijuana possession. Matthew Nash, 22, 6435 Manila Road, marijuana possession, paraphernalia. Michael Gilbert, 36, 6435 Manila Road, marijuana possession, paraphernalia.


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Breaking and entering

At 6707 Bray Road, April 30.

Criminal mischief

At area of Snider and Woodville, April 30. At 1302 Country Lake, May 2.

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Incidents/investigations Assault

At 6753 Oakland Road, May 1. At Country Lake Circle, May 6.


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Criminal trespass

At 1785 Ohio 28, May 5.


At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 359, May 3. At 7325 Shiloh, May 5. At 6707 Goshen Road, May 5. At 1785 Ohio 28 No. D, May 3.


At 6003 Jess Thelma, April 30. At 6759 Linton Road, May 1.

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