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Library meeting rooms open to all

The Clermont County Public Library board of trustees has suspended its meeting room policy to allow all groups to use the space until the board decides upon a permanent policy. FULL STORY, A2

Goshen eliminates vacant EMS job

The Goshen Township trustees have eliminated the position of assistant EMS chief. The trustees voted unanimously to cut the position that had been vacant since Loretta Burns retired in May. The move will save the township about $40,000 per year. FULL STORY, A2

Clermont 20/20 realigns programs

In an unprecedented community development move, Clermont 20/20, the Clermont Chamber of Commerce and UC Clermont College, have announced a major realignment of Clermont 20/20’s LEAD Clermont Community Leadership program and Clermont Educational Opportunities College Access program. FULL STORY, A4

Goshen to check fire hydrants

Goshen Township Firefighters will spend the next two months checking each of the township’s 700 fire hydrants. FULL STORY, A2

Roadwork to begin

Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road in Miami Township is open to southbound traffic only from Allen Drive to Ohio 131. Roadwork began Monday, June 13. This oneway southbound operation will be in place for up to 120 days. Northbound traffic will be detoured east on Ohio 131, then north on Buckwheat Road to Ohio 28. FULL STORY, A2

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County split on value of CTC grant By Kellie Geist-May

The Clermont County commissioners may turn down a $4-million grant because one commissioner doesn’t want to funnel $1.6 million into the Clermont Transportation Connection. Last year, the county administration applied for a Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments grant to build a new facility for CTC as well as the county’s fleet and engineering operations. If accepted, the grant would pay for a new six-bay garage, administration area and site work. This does not include moving the engineer’s administration office that would come in another project phase later, said County Administrator Dave Spinney. The grant requires a $1.6-million local match. Although the county does have the money available in its capital fund, the six-year forecast for that budget is low, according to a capital fund report Spinney provided Tuesday, June 7. Commissioner Archie Wilson said he doesn’t want to spend that money, especially not on CTC.

“I’m anti-CTC because it’s not a business I think the county should be in,” he said. “I will never support anything out of taxpayers Humphrey money to support CTC and I’d like to make that plain. Why are we even in the mass transit business?” Spinney said the county used to have the smaller buses with door-to-door service as part of the rural transit system. At that time, federal grant money paid for Metro to operate express routes in Milford, Eastgate and Amelia. When Clermont County was classified as urban in 2000, the public transit funding changed and Metro no longer received grant money for those services. In 2003, Clermont County decided to start their own mass transit system so they could claim the urban funds, but Spinney said the county has always subsidized CTC. Wilson said he doesn’t think mass transit is a valuable service in Clermont County since not

“I will never support anything out of taxpayers money to support CTC and I’d like to make that plain.”

Archie Wilson Clermont County commissioner

Proud Wilson everyone works downtown anymore. “People should pay their own way to get to work. Why should I subsidize one person’s commute downtown and not someone who is going to Kenwood? I don’t like that someone can park a $40,000 car in the lot and hop on the bus to get to work,” he said. Commissioner Ed Humphrey, who used to be the county’s bus manager, said the county is in the bus business to provide services for the residents and to claim Clermont’s share of the transit funding. “This is a social service we provide to our citizens,” he said. “We don’t put that much money into CTC - we draw down federal money our people have already paid taxes into. If we don’t draw it down, it will go to Cincinnati or

Columbus or California for that matter. In this case, we’d be leveraging $1.6 million in our money to get a new fleet building, which we need anyway, that would also serve CTC,” Humphrey said. Wilson said he doesn’t mind if this grant - and all the CTC funding - goes elsewhere. “There’s no such thing as free money. I don’t care if the grants go to China. I just don’t believe in certain things,” he said. “I just don’t like it.” Spinney said the county is not obligated to provide bus services or accept the OKI grant. However, if they are going to accept the $4 million, they need to start design work this summer. Commissioner Bob Proud said he needed time to think about the long-term future of CTC before he made a decision on accepting the grant.

Dog rescued from storm drain pipe in Goshen Twp. By Mary Dannemiller

GOSHEN TWP. - A coon hound named Money spent several hours stuck in a drain pipe yesterday afternoon after chasing an animal into the pipe. The dog was heard barking from the storm drain at The dog was about 12:30 p.m. and it heard barking took firefight- from the storm ers about an drain at about hour to find the dog, who 12:30 p.m. was stuck and it took about 140 feet into the pipe, firefighters said Fire Chief about an hour Steve Pegram. to find the Firefighters were able to dog, who was r e m o v e stuck about Money from 140 feet into the pipe on West Mead- the pipe. o w b r o o k Drive at about 5:30 p.m. “He was missing for about a day,” Pegram said. “We think he got into the woods north of the subdivision where the storm pipes have an opening and being a coon dog, chased a raccoon or some kind of animal as far as he could up the pipe, but couldn’t get himself turned around.” The pipe was filled with debris that blocked Money from being able to turn around, Pegram said. The Goshen Township Service Department also responded to the


A Goshen Township Service Department employee pulls Money out of a storm drain pipe June 8. The dog was stuck in the pipe for several hours. call to help map out the pipeline and dig through the pipe, but needed the help of the Clermont County Water and Sewer Department. The county water department brought a sewer camera, which was sent through the pipe like a remote control car until it found

Money stuck under a driveway, Pegram said. For several hours, the township and county employees worked to dig a large hole around the pipe and then cut a hole in the pipe. “As soon as the hole in the pipe was made, the dog popped its

head out and the rescue was completed,” Pegram said. “Once the dog was removed from the hole he appeared to be in fair condition considering his several hour ordeal in a 12-inch pipe.” Money was then returned to his owner, Tony Taylor, and is in good condition.


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County Communications Director Kathy Lehr estimated the upgrades would cost between $24,000 and $28,000, including labor. Money for the upgrades would come from capital funds. be removed from the room and stored after the meetings by the same crews. This would be at no cost to the county. County Communications Director Kathy Lehr estimated the upgrades would cost between $24,000 and $28,000, including labor. Money for the upgrades would come from capital funds. The plan would require the purchase of three new digital cameras, replacing

the one videotape camera now being used. The cameras would be placed at different locations around the room to enhance visual appeal, Lehr said. Only one video operator would be needed for all three cameras. No employees will be added. The use of DVDs to record meetings rather than cassette tapes would result in better quality recordings, Lehr said. The digital recordings also would save

on staff hours because they take less time to transfer to the Internet. Once the sessions are recorded they will be streamed to the county website via You Tube. There is no outside cost for the county to stream programming on You Tube, Lehr said. Advertisements from You Tube will not be readily available on the county site, she said. No formal vote was taken on the proposal, but there was a consensus by commissioners to proceed. “It sounds good to me,” Commissioner Archie Wilson said. Spinney said he would work out the contracts to purchase the equipment.

Goshen eliminates assistant EMS chief position By Mary Dannemiller


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meeting, the trustees voted unanimously to cut the position that had been vacant since Loretta Burns retired in May. The move will save the township about $40,000 per year. As assistant EMS chief, Burns handled payroll, made sure the department’s bills were paid and had other administrative tasks, which will now be split between firefighter/paramedics and Fire Chief Steve Pegram. “We’ve established an EMS committee made up of two full-time and two parttime paramedics and essentially, I’ve tasked them all with a lot of administrative functions of the EMS side of operations,” Pegram said. “Each one of them has taken on a certain responsibility and I’ve taken over some of those functions as fire chief since I’m here during regular working hours.” Goshen Township Trustee Bob Hausermann said by covering Burns’ old shift and responsibilities with employees who don’t

As assistant EMS chief, Loretta Burns handled payroll, made sure the department’s bills were paid and had other administrative tasks, which will now be split between firefighter/paramedics and Fire Chief Steve Pegram. make as much as Burns was is a good example of the fire department’s effort to streamline operations. “Chief Pegram is moving the responsibilities (Burns) had to other qualified personnel of a lower rank,” he said. “It’s just a money-saving move on his part as we try to be fiscally-responsible and trim everything we can trim and still have our bases covered.” The department still has an assistant fire chief, Doug Engled, but he has been on medical leave for several months and also is expected to retire this year, Pegram said. That position also will be eliminated once Engled retires, the fire chief said. “We knew up front that they were going to retire and those positions would go away this year,” Pegram

said. “It’s not that we don’t need those positions, but we fiscally can’t afford them. Through attrition, we’ll be able to eliminate a position or two and keep the budget balanced.” Though Pegram said it will be a challenge for the department to run without assistant chiefs, he said eliminating those positions is better than laying off regular firefighters and paramedics. “I’d much rather maintain the number of firefighters and paramedics on shift and lose the assistant chief positions because even though they did go out on runs, they did a lot of administrative work and I’d rather lose that than the people out on shift delivering services to the public every day,” he said.

Miami Twp. roadwork begins Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road in Miami Township is open to southbound traffic only from Allen Drive to Ohio 131. Roadwork began Monday, June 13. This one-way southbound operation will be in place for up to 120 days. Northbound traffic will be detoured east on Ohio 131, then north on Buckwheat Road to Ohio 28. This construction project is designed to relieve congestion and improve safety along this one-mile section of Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road, according to the Clermont County Engineer’s Office. Improvements will

include adding a center turn lane throughout the project area, straightening the curve near Berdova Drive,

and installing sidewalk along the east side of the roadway. V i s i t for construction updates and information. For additional project information, contact Jeremy Evans at the Clermont County Engineer’s Office, 732-8878, or e m a i l For more about your community, visit www.



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Milford interviewing interns to help city engineer By Kellie Geist-May

Milford - Officials are talking to five University of Cincinnati engineering students to find an intern to help the city’s engineering department this summer. The city staff will be embarking on a five-month, $603,000 storm water rehabilitation project in East Milford this summer and they need someone on-site, said Interim City Manager Pam Holbrook.

“In order to protect the city’s interest, it’s necessary to have someone on-site a good portion of the time. In the past, we’ve used an engineering firm to provide inspections and construction management, but after we got the quote on what that would cost, council asked if there were alternatives,” she said. The quote from CDP Engineers was $77,000 to have someone on site for five days a week and $43,000 for three days per week, Holbrook said.

Council member and Public Services Committee Chair Amy Brewer said council wanted to explore using existing staff to manage the storm water project. “The committee felt providing this service with existing staff would be the most economical option for the city. We were trying to find a way to save money and we decided to try having an intern who could work in the engineering department while our City Engineering Bud White managed the project,” Brewer said. “Hope-

fully, it will be a win-win for everyone.” Holbrook contact UC’s co-op program and a professor gave her five qualified resumes. The city staff is interviewing those candidates now. “The intern will be in the office answering phones, talking to people, doing research and handling some on-site inspections with Bud,” she said. “If we can get a good intern, it would be a learning opportunity for them and a chance for the city to save money.”

The plan is to have the intern hired from June 20 through Sept. 17 as part of the co-op program, Holbrook said. The stormwater project is expected to start in the next couple months. The project area includes Riverside Drive, Belt Street and Walnut Street and the money will come from the city’s stormwater utility fund, Holbrook said. For more about your community, visit


Milford – The Board of Zoning Appeals will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 23, in the city council chambers, 745 Center St. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss an application by Joe Dorger, who would like to build a singlefamily structure within the city’s floodplain at 19 Elm St. The property is in the Old Mill Overlay and a strict application of the codified ordinance would require Dorger to build the structure above the floodplain. The board also will discuss any other appropriate business.

Underground railroad

BATAVIA – Clermont County will celebrate its Underground Railroad heritage from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, at UC Clermont College’s Krueger Auditorium. The event is part of the National Park Service’s Underground Railroad Network to Freedom annual conference. Featured will be the winners of UC Clermont College’s Underground Railroad essay and art contests, a preview of Batavia’s quilt barn, a screening of “Candlelight by Night”

that is a documentary about Clermont County’s Underground Railroad and a performance by Cincinnati’s Freedom Choir. A reception from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. will precede the event. The evening is free and open to the public. For additional information call the Clermont County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 513633-1457.

County hires attorney

CLERMONT COUNTY – The county commissioners approved the employment of outside legal counsel to represent the county on legal matters involving the pending case between Clermont Commissioner Archie Wilson and Clermont Prosecutor Don White. Wilson filed the defamation lawsuit in May. Wilson excused himself from the discussion of the motion and the vote that followed. Clermont Administrator Dave Spinney recommended that the county contract with Brian Hurley of the law firm Crabbe, Brown and James to advise the county on whether it should provide representation for the prosecutor in the lawsuit. Spinney said Hurley previously worked for the

Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office and has done a lot of municipal and government work. “This is the prudent thing to do,” said Commissioner Bob Proud. “We need outside legal counsel to tell us how to proceed.” Spinney said Hurley could have a recommendation for the BCC in about a week.

Mental illness program

CLERMONT COUNTY – NAMI will offer a 10-week Peer-to-Peer education program from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, through Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the Child Focus training room, 551 Cincinnati-Batavia Pike. The program is free for those living with a mental illn e s s / c h e m i c a l imbalance/brain disorder. The course is taught by a team of trained NAMI volunteers who know first hand what it is like to live with a mental illness. Participants can: • Gain knowledge of how to manage and cope with circumstances. • Learn how to be an active participant in any treatment plan. • Learn how to strengthen interpersonal relationships. • Share experiences with

peers who also are working toward recovery. • Gain further insight into mental illness. For more information about the program, visit Registration is required. Call 5285500.

Election meeting

BATAVIA – The regular monthly board meeting of the Clermont County Board of Elections has been rescheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, June 30, at the board office, 76 S. Riverside Drive in Batavia.

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CLERMONT COUNTY – The Korean War Veterans 1950-1953 United Committee will sponsor an event at Miami Township’s Miami Meadows Park July 2 to honor Korean War veterans. A special ceremony will be held to recognize the families of Clermont County’s Korean War Missing in Action. One veteran is Sgt. Avon E. Eads, who is believed to have died in a North Korean POW camp. His remains have never been returned. He was taken prisoner about Thanksgiving 1950. Historian Gary Knepp is


Learning leadership

Mark Tolbert, deputy chief of the police department in Reading, Pa., led Penn State Justice and Safety Institute’s High-Impact Supervision course at the Milford Police Department Monday, April 18, through Wednesday, April 20. The class, which was attended by about 20 officers from across the Tristate, taught leadership skills designed to secure maximum productivity and ethical behavior. Some of the topics covered included motivational theories, dealing with employee problems, problem-solving and decision-making skills, performance appraisals and more. Milford Police Sgt. Terry Sparks, Detective Sean Mahan and officer Paul Lane attended the course.

Milford Parks & Rec looking for people to lead recreational programs By Kellie Geist-May

MILFORD - The Parks and Recreation Commission is thinking about offering recreational programs, but they are looking for local experts who might be willing to host the classes and events. “I don’t think we’ll be able to be like Miami Township, with classes every day, because we don’t have a staff, but I think we could do a couple things a month,” said Parks and Rec Chair Charles Evans. Evans said they are open

to having sessions for things like CPR and baby-sitting, but would like to see if there are people who would be willing to offer classes like pottery, painting and yoga, too. Parks and Rec’s city council representative Laurie Walter said Enchanted Moments in historic downtown Milford has expressed interest in offering belly dancing classes. “I think this all sounds fun,” Walter said. Walter said Parks and Rec could rent the city space for the classes so there wouldn’t be a room charge. Most of the fees charged to

take the classes would to go the organization or person leading the class, but Evans said the Parks and Recreation Commission could receive a small portion of the money to help pay for room cleaning and other expenses. What those fees and charges would be has not been discussed. Milford doesn’t have a recreation department, so a city staff member or Parks and Rec member would need to be on-site during the classes, Walter said. Evans said he’d like to look into having recreational activities as part of expand-

ing Parks and Rec’s impact. “If we could do something like this, we’d be providing opportunities for our citizens,” he said. “With the newly renovated Harry Hodges (room) and the park we’re working on, I think this is a good idea.” Since there’s not a staff member to organize the classes, Walter has asked that anyone who would be interested in leading a class or program should email her directly at For more about your community, visit

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Leadership class focuses on closing skills gap By John Seney

UNION TWP. - Despite high unemployment rates, businesses are struggling to find the skilled workers they need. Finding a way to close the gap between the skills taught in schools and the skills needed for a 21st century work force was the challenge taken up by the 23 members of the LEAD Clermont Class of 2011. LEAD Clermont is a program sponsored by Clermont 20/20 to enhance the development of future leaders. Class members spent the past year researching their project for presentation May 12 just before the graduation ceremony at Receptions Eastgate. The class found the recession

has accelerated a long-term decline in middle-skilled, middlewage jobs, said Bob Pautke of SOAR Consultancy, a 2011 class member who presented the project results. A lack of the needed skills is what was holding many people back, he said. The class conducted a survey of 98 Clermont County employers to find out what attributes were the most important when seeking workers. The top three attributes were critical thinking/problem solving, professionalism/work ethic and ethics. When the employers were asked what job applicants lacked, the most common answers were professionalism/work ethic, critical thinking/problem solving and written communications skills.

When asked what skills would be most important in the future, the top answers were critical thinking/problem solving, professionalism/work ethic and information technology application. Pautke said the group concluded education must move from traditional institutions to a more networked approach to learning. “The current world is way more networked,” he said. He said a collaborate approach is the best solution to the problem. “The recession gives the perfect example. With limited resources, we have to figure out how to share resources,” Pautke said. Leadership in the community also is important. “We need a maestro to put the experts together,” he said. Pautke said his class would pass the study results on to the

2012 LEAD Clermont class, so they can continue the work. “We offer ourselves as mentors to the next class,” he said. Batavia schools Superintendent Jill Grubb, a member of the audience for the presentation, said she thought teachers needed more experience in the business world. She said teachers often go right from the classroom as a student to the classroom as a teacher. High school graduates have “a huge need for collaboration, problem solving skills and communication,” she said. Milford schools Superintendent Robert Farrell said it was important for students to see a purpose to their learning. Learning also must be linked to real life, he said. “Kids will master it if we make it real,” Farrell said.

Clermont 20/20 to realign programs In an unprecedented community development move, Clermont 20/20, the Clermont Chamber of Commerce and UC Clermont College, have announced a major realignment of Clermont 20/20’s LEAD Clermont Community Leadership program and Clermont Educational Opportunities College Access program. The LEAD Clermont program will be delivered under a new community development nonprofit organization of the Clermont Chamber, and UC East will be the new home for Clermont Educa-

tional Opportunities’ College Access program. The transition of the programs from Clermont 20/20 will become effective June 30. In the joint announcement, Chamber President Matt Van Sant said, “LEAD Clermont is an important part of having strong community leadership across all sectors in the county and the region. LEAD Clermont has had a positive impact on the growth and development of Clermont County. There are many LEAD alumni serving as volun-

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Milford officer attacked, man arrested Community Press Staff Report MIAMI TWP. - An off-duty Milford police officer was attacked when he stopped to help a pedestrian along Ohio 28 Sunday, June 12. Officer Adam Yeary was injured when Noah Schardt of Cincinnati flagged him down saying he needed help, said Miami Township Police Chief Steve Bailey. Once Yeary stopped, Schardt jumped through the open passenger side window of Yeary’s truck and tried to get his off-duty gun out of the holster on the officer’s belt, Bailey said. Schardt then punched and bit Yeary several times. Yeary was treated for his injuries and released. He was back at work today, Bailey said. According to police, Schardt was with a friend at the International House of

Pancakes on Ohio 28 and jumped out of his friend’s car after the pair left the restaurant. Schardt then began trying to flag down motorists. Another motorist, Mark Cates, saw the altercation and stopped to help Yeary. Cates pulled Schardt off of the officer as Miami Township Police Officer Staci Miller arrived at the scene and arrested Schardt, Bailey said. Schardt was then taken to Mercy Hospital Clermont for examination, but Bailey said police are not sure if he was suffering a mental illness or was under the influence of a chemical substance. He was charged with felonious assault on a police officer and aggravated robbery. “The second charge comes from Schardt’s attempt to steal the police officer’s firearm,” Bailey said.

First step taken to place senior levy on ballot By John Seney

BATAVIA - The Clermont County commissioners June 8 took the first step to place a senior services levy on the Nov. 8 ballot. The commissioners asked the county auditor to certify the dollar amount that would be generated by a 1.3-mill renewal levy. Once that is done, the commissioners will take another vote to actually place the issue on the ballot, said Administrator David Spinney. The levy will not result in any additional money collected. The current senior services levy, which is 1.3 mills,

will expire at the end of 2011 and costs homeowners about $33 per year per $100,000 of home value, said George Brown, Clermont Senior Services executive director. If passed, the new levy would cost the same amount and would be in place from 2012 to 2016. The levy funds Clermont Senior Services, which provides adult day services, Meals-on-Wheels, transportation for seniors and inhome care. The organization also has built six senior housing facilities and is working on the seventh, but no senior services levy dollars are spent on the construction or operation of these facilities.

County begins 2012 budget process By John Seney

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Clermont County Administrator David Spinney noted the study showed a discrepancy between what businesses want now in employees and what they want in the future. “We are focusing on getting jobs for people now. We don’t focus on the future,” he said. County Commissioner Ed Humphrey said the county should be focusing on getting more highend, well-paying jobs. Jeff Weber, executive director of Workforce One, said his agency is trying to help young people get exposure to new career paths. Michael Goede, an employee of TATA Consultancy Services and a member of the 2011 LEAD Clermont class, said his company brings in young people for special programs to introduce them to what happens in an informative technology company.

BATAVIA - County officials are beginning the process for drawing up a budget for 2012. Administrator David Spinney May 4 told the commissioners the county was required by Ohio law to have a tax budget adopted by July 15. He said the tax budget was a compilation of budget requests by department heads and elected officials, and not the same as the final appropriations that will

be adopted in the fall. If the budget requests are higher than projected revenues it does not mean the county is facing a deficit, Spinney said. He said the requests can exceed revenue in the tax budget as long as there are sufficient funds in the county’s reserve funds. “We use this as a kickoff for the budget process,” he said. “We like to know what the departments feel they need to do the job properly.” Budget packets were to be distributed to department heads and elected officials

May 6. They were to be returned by May 20. The county office of management and budget will then prepare the tax budget for a public hearing and presentation to the commissioners June 22. The commissioners would have until July 15 to adopt the plan. Budget Director Sukie Scheetz said the figures in the tax budget can be adjusted to match revenues between July and when the final appropriations plan is adopted in the fall. “This is the first step for 2012,” she said.



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Milford continues gender study By Mary Dannemiller

MILFORD - After two years of meetings, research and data analysis, the Milford Gender Data Committee presented its findings to the board of education April 28. The committee, which is comprised of teachers, principals and administrators, found differences between the way boys and girls learn and hope to help other teachers accommodate both learning styles. “There are brain-based differences with gender and we’re trying to share the research with teachers,” said Director of Secondary Curriculum and Instruction Nancy House. “That is our number one priority and that is part of

the district’s overall focus on improving instruction. We’ve learned a great deal through our research.” Committee members did find several differences between male and female students in the district, including that more girls than boys are taking Advanced Placement classes, but boys and girls performed similarly on state tests. “I go back to my days as a teacher and there are things I would’ve done differently to help some of the boys in my class stay organized and we’re hoping as we learn more, those are the things we’re going to share with our teachers,” House said. Milford Board of Education member Gary Knepp, who first presented the idea of exploring the

differences in how boys and girls learn at a board meeting in 2008, said he’s happy with the progress the committee has made. “I’m very pleased with the progress,” he said. “Once the research was forthcoming with our data and data research we studied from other schools and professionals in the field, the faculty and administrations saw that this was a valid approach and believe it will help student achievement. That’s very gratifying to me.” Meadowview Elementary School Principal Rob Dunn is on the committee and said one of the group’s goals is to have teachers consider gender in their lesson plans the same way they would if a student is gifted or has a special

need. “When we’re trying to meet the needs of a child, we focus so much on if they’re gifted or learning disabled and if the delivery method based on those issues meets the needs of the kids,” he said. “We look at gender and that has a whole lot to offer, too. There’s very clear information that says boys and girls learn differently and male and female teachers even deliver information differently.” The committee also recommended the district offer a voluntary pilot program with single gender physical education classes, but offering other single gender classes is not expected to happen soon, House said. “If we were ever to look at any

single-gender classrooms, it would be voluntary, but that’s not in the immediate plan,” she said. “There’s still that gap of achievement between boys and girls and we’re trying to close that gap so we would look at if (single-gender classes) increased student participation and achievement.” Superintendent Bob Farrell said he was impressed with the committee’s work and is looking forward to seeing where the project will go in the future. “I am excited about it,” he said. “The committee was very open to looking at the results with an open mind, people didn’t come in with a set way of looking at the issue. We want to look at the information and think about what we can do differently.”

Milford teacher to study in Belize this summer A Milford educator has been selected to participate this summer in global graduate program that focuses on studying conservation and marine ecology in the Central American country of Belize. In July, Milford Junior High School educator Raylene Gerber of Milford will study in Belize with a group of 20 educators, where they will explore diverse terrestrial,

coastal and coral reef communities at the Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center, Gales Point and Tobacco Caye. While there, they will join local scientists investigating conservation programs for such species as harpy eagles and jaguars, and they will explore manatee population dynamics within Belize’s rich coastal environment with members of the

Wildlife Trust. This year Gerber is one of more than 350 U.S. and international educators and graduate students selected to travel with the program from Miami University’s Project Dragonfly. The program builds on Earth Expeditions, a partnership between Project Dragonfly, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens, and partner institutions worldwide. PROVIDED

Jump rope champ

McCormick Elementary fifth-grader Jelena Vogt recently amazed teachers and other students with her jump rope skills. While participating in a Jump Rope for Heart activity, Vogt came in first place with 1,670 jumps and showed no signs of fatigue or stopping. Physical education teacher Laurie Carney had to stop Vogt due to time constraints. Second place was 555 jumps.

HONOR ROLLS Pattison Elementary School

Honor Roll

The following students have earned honors for the third quarter of 2010-2011.

High Honor Roll

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Journalism students from Pattison and Meadowview Elementary Schools in Milford visited the Community Press Newspaper office on Wards Corner Road April 11.

Staff reporters needed for Milford schools Summer Newspaper Program Are you a Milford schools student who likes to write, take photos and create comics? Then join the Summer Newspaper Program. The Seipelt PTA again will sponsor a summer newspaper for students who will be in the seventh, eighth and ninth grades. Over eight weeks, students will create their very own electronic newspaper that will be distributed by the Milford school district and the Community Press. Students will learn the basics of news, feature and editorial writing in a fun, casual setting. The program is based on the

successful sixth-grade newspaper extracurricular program that runs in five of Milford’s elementaries. Class will be led by Milford graduate/college student Cody Schultz, who taught the sixth-grade program this year. With vacations and other summer activities, it is OK if your child cannot be there every week. Simply the interest in participating and a commitment to complete the stories a child chooses are all that is needed to be on the staff. Last year’s summer newspaper class was able to write fun and interesting stories about: • The Zach Strief Football

Camp, including an interview with Zach. • A behind-the-scenes tour of the new high school additions. • Sugar Cupcakery’s participation in the national TV show Cupcake Wars. • Summer camps and pools ... and much more. The staff will meet from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mondays, June 20 to Aug. 8, in the Milford High School computer lab. The cost is $50. To register, contact Andrea Brady, volunteer advisor, at 8310378 or email andrea@ Space is limited to 25 students.

Brandon Anderson, Nathan Atwell, Jack Ballard, Olivia Bangert, Lily Barney, Jessica Bean, Craig Belcher, Olivia Bieber, Griffin Bitzer, Tabitha Brandenburg, Owen Brown, Molly Buck, Cade Cantwell, Taylor Cassidy, Samuel Clarson, Hannah Codner, John Codner, Keely Connor, Joshua Cooper, Rease Cordes, Kaylee Coultas, Dennis Cowell, Hannah Davis, Andrew Dickerson, Keri Eberly, Chloe Elleman, Sophie Elleman, Bethany Fernandes, Riley Ferrara, Elyse Flannery, Caleb Fogelman, Jacob Fryman, Hannah Gallimore, Megan Gayer, Lindsay Geise, Jared Gibson, Claire Girten, T. R. Glynn, Reece Gormley, Catherine Gottsacker, Megan Gottsacker, Anna Harding, Evan Higgins, Ciara Higgins, Jarod Higgins, Claudia Hoerr, Lillian Hoerr, Erika House, Benjamin Howard, Alexis Hudson, Kimberly Hudson, Sarah Hudson, Rebecca Kinslow, Kara Kirk, Kristopher Knueven, Katherine Kordis, Megan Kussman, Hannah Johns, Caroline Liles, Jason Luttmann, Anthony Marraccini, Cameron Malott, McKenna Malott, Marlo Matheny, Elizabeth Morris, Emily Perrin, Peyton Merz, Audrey Moore, Bethany Moore, Rebecca Moore, Regan Mullen, Emma Netzel, Hannah Niehaus, Grace Nowak, Bridget O’Brien, Sydney Parks, Anna Perry, Trey Pond, Brady Ray, Eden Ross, Maxwell Roth, Kaitlyn Ruschell, Michael Salvucci, Emilia Sander, Gabriel Sander, Alex Schmidt, Sydney Sheaffer, Megan Slovenski, Nathaniel Smith, Benjamin Snyder, Hailey Steiner, Owen Stephens, Ava Stokes, Hersey Strickland, Caleb Sund, Rachael Thompson, Lilianna Turner, Charles Villano, Quinn Walson, Elijah Weaver, Matt Weaver, Madison Wenzler, Sarah Wingo, Elizabeth Winterod, Chase Witte, Brooke Woellert and Trip Yersky.

Angelique Ahrman, Anthony Ahrman, Casey Allen, Ani Atoyan, Jacob Ayler, Sara Boulares, Max Brewer, Andrea Bryant, Aubrey Buerkle, Gillian Burris, Sarah Burton, Megan Cannon, Emma Canter, Simon Carter, Alexis Cassidy, Dillon Clifton, Mason Chinn, Dillon Coleman, Erin Connor, Jadyn Cox, Brandon Current, Elishia Current, Kimberly Daugherty, Jake Davis, Molly Davis, Nickolas England, Mallory Faler, Dylan Farmer, Grace Ferrara, Nicholas Finn, Nathan Flannery, Jayson Foppe, Kaitlyn Gallimore, Katelyn Geier, Isaiah Giordullo, Olivia Girten, Kane Gormley, Abigayle Graham, Kaitlyn Griswold, Sam Groves, Deavon Hall, Katherine Hall, Trey Hamiltion, Kyle Hamm, Jack Hannah, Gregory Hardware, Hannah Hauck, Charles Hausfeld, Hannah Holtz, Jacob Homan, Austin Hoskins, Austin Howard, Daniel Howard, Kylee Hudson, Madison Johnson, Kyle Jones, Bank Kangsathien, Caleb Keller, Emily Kemen, Braeden Kennedy, Alex Kern, Mitchell Kern, Micayla King, Grayson Kiser, Jordon Krivonos, Kaitlyn Kruse, Arman Kussman, Jalen Latham, Carl Leach, Morgan Lehmkuhl, Camille Lister, Megan Luehrman, Jacob Mack, Jarrod Maltry, Abigail Marshall, Anna Mastrorocco, Jason Mayleben, Hannah Meenach, Gunnar McAfee, Bradley McFarland, Nathan McGeorge, Samantha Miller, Alice Molter, Lucy Molter, Eric Morris, Jonah Nye, Tyler Parks, Jacqui Pegis, Katelyn Pena, Ethan Philips, Seth Phillips, Sam Pickett, Brandon Proctor, Sarah Renaker, Jack Reynolds, Michael Richards, Eric Richey, Madalyn Ridge, Jenny Saylor, Nicholas Schaefer, Aylssa Sehlhorst, Audrey Seitz, Kelsey Seitz, Benjamin Sherwood, Brendan Sigurdson, Brady Sluder, Hayden Sluder, Brody Snouffer, Jack Snyder, William Stout, Claire Striet, Cora Striet, Kevin Tauber, Jessica Taylor, Ryan Toles, Gabriel Tonucci, Benjamin Turner, Dylan Vancamp, Zachary Vancamp, JP Villano, Thomas Wagner, Christina Williams and Louis Williams.

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Spring sports sensations


Chelsae Osborn helped the Clermont Northeastern softball program make its first appearance in the regional playoff round by posting an 18-6 record. Osborn hit .384 with two home runs and 19 RBIs for the Rockets during the 2011 campaign. CNE’s season ended with a 3-2 loos to West Liberty Salem in the regional final at Wright State University, May 27.


Clermont Northeastern first baseman Zach Heming (left) helped the Rockets reach the Division II district finals. The Rockets lost the contest to Greenville, 7-6, but ended its spring with a Southern Buckeye Conference American Division Championship (16-9, 7-3), besting New Richmond by two games.



Harsh weather forced the Goshen Warrriors softball team to postpone 10 games because of rain during the 2011 season. Head coach Lisa Laudenberger (center) and Goshen finished the year with a 3-9 mark.

Milford junior Savanna Termuhlen advanced to the Division I State Track and Field Championship 100-meter dash final in Columbus, June 3. Termuhlen also broke two, 20-year-old school records in the 100 and 200 with times of 12.2 and 25.7 seconds, respectively, this season. She broke the 200 again at districts with a mark of 25.47 seconds.


The Milford Lacrosse Club and Josiah Greve (center) reached the OHSLA Division III state final. The club lost to Anderson, 15-6, in the title game. Milford finished the season ranked No. 2 in the statewide club poll.

Milford’s Austin Walker (right) tags out Glen Este’s Anthony Clark during a game April 18. The Eagles went 17-9 during the season and finished third in the FAVC East. The squad advanced to the Division I district title game, where it lost to Moeller, 3-0, May 21.



Milford infielder Kahla Simmons throws a runner out at first during the E-Gals’ playoff win over Anderson, May 11. The squad posted a 22-6 record during the 2011 campaign and finished second in the FAVC East. Milford ended its season with a sectional final loss to Ursuline (74), May 16.



Milford hurdler Shawn Taylor qualified for the Division I regional meet in the 300meter hurdles. He ran a personal best time of 39.53 seconds in his regional preliminary heat. He placed sixth overall at the event (39.97).

Goshen senior Austin Arnold hurled his way to a fourth-place finish in the discus (114-3) at the SBC Championships, May 11. He placed eighth (114-9) at the OHSAA District Championships, May 21.

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Milford Eagles boys lacrosse fourth-grade team members No. 69 Ethan Bullock, No. 37 Luke Newton, No. 33 Markell Hoskins, No. 72 Jackson Reusser and No. 17 Christopher Rinner play in a game against the Miamisburg Falcons, in which they won 6-3.

Eagle excitement

The Milford Lacrosse Club had a great season this year. The club has teams for girls kindergarten through fourth grade, fifth-and sixth-grade girls and junior high girls plus fourth-grade boys and sixth-grade boys.


Kindergarten through fourth grade Milford Eagles girls lacrosse club’s Claire Striet (No. 1), Megan LeFrance (No. 62, and Paige Lockwood (No. 7) play against Mason, winning 4-3 on April 3.



Ashley Rinner, Milford Eagles girls lacrosse club middie for the fifth- and sixth-grade team, plays in a game against Mason on April 3. Milford won 11-8.

Milford Eagles boys lacrosse sixth grade team member Luke Dobroski plays against Moeller on April 3. Milford won 6-5.


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Last week’s question

Do you believe cell phones are possible cancer-causing agents, putting them in the same category as the pesticide DDT? “Short answer: no. There are documented cases for DDT. So far I have not seen one case of cancer directly related to cell phone usage. This ‘study’ seems to get brought up every five to 10 years. Maybe Ma Bell is trying to fight the competition?” J.K. “This is a recurring question from the 1980s. There was a lot of scientific study years ago. There was litigation over it as well. “The weight of the evidence is that there is plenty of science that supports no connection. With every disputed issue you will have naysayers. This is not a new issue. “I think it is significant that several decades have passed sine the initial question was raised. Why again, now? “Some scientist writes an article and goes on the lecture circuit. Money encourages folks to recirculate issues for profit. My take? It would take a lot of RF (radio frequency) power to cause harm. “We are surrounded by RF energy from microwave ovens and other devices. How about routers that are used with computers ? They put out RF energy too.” J.S.D. “I completely feel that cell phones will and do have a large impact on our brain. How could they not? “The high frequency that they operate at going up against our our electric center and soft tissues it is only a matter of time before cellular change occurs. “I would not put it in the same category as a pesticide however. They are completely different forms of pathogens.” Gretchen F. “The world is full of risks, but some of us don’t seem to be able to find enough to worry about so we focus on threats from things things that only seem to have a very remote possibility of harming us. “A few years ago lots of folks were afraid of high-tension power lines, fluoride in the water and the risks flue shots. Now it is cell phones. “Get a life and start worrying about things that really threaten you. Wear your seat belt, don’t smoke, drink less alcohol, work toward a healthy weight, eat more healthy food, and use sunscreen. “Worry about the things that will kill you today, not the ones that have little or no scientific evidence to support the threat.” F.S.D.

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Golf tourney helps Senior Services

Howdy folks, Last Thursday, Ruth Ann and I went to Stonelick Hills Golf Course for the Clermont Senior Services golf scramble. We watched the 17th hole to see whether anyone got a hole in one. No one did. This event is a way to help raise money for Meals on Wheels, home repairs and other services that Senior Services do. It is a wonderful service for folks so they can stay in their own home. I have been on the board of Senior Services for several years. The time spent in meetings and the travel time is so well spent. When my Mother was living in her home, she got the meals delivered to her each day and she sure enjoyed the meals and the folks that delivered them. The volunteers for the different services are so special and need to be thanked. The Ole Fisherman and wife say God Bless all of you and thanks. The Faith United Methodist Church in Batavia will have their free community meal Saturday, June 18. They call it the Kitchen of Faith. They sure do a wonderful

service to the community. As does Bethel United Methodist Church’s Kitchen of Hope each Saturday. The serving time is from 11 a.m. til 1 p.m. George so stop and enjoy Rooks the food and fellowship. If you Ole are having a bad Fisherman day, after you attend this meal and the fellowship you will be so blessed. Folks, I wrote about the Faith Tabernacle Church for the kids. These folks feel they need to do something for the needy kids for Christmas. This is a special purpose. At Christmas a child should have a gift from a special group like these folks. So if you want to donate to this worthy cause the telephone number to call is 6595801. This is Faith Tabernacles for the Kids Christmas ministry. They have a “Santa’s” wish list you can get, so you have different clothing

sizes and other items. Last Saturday evening at the Monroe Grange Card Party at Nicholsville. I got as a winning gift a book written by George Burns. I have read some of it and if you ever watched George and Gracie Burns, it is wonderful. We attended a funeral last week for Vincent Leon Kellum at the Goshen Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home. This feller was sure loved by all. He and his wife were members of the Old Bethel M.E. Church Historical Society here at East Fork. They were always willing to help any way they could. The laugh and smiles of Vincent will be missed. His wife Phyllis is the vice president of the society and always had the solution to any problem. She is a very loving person. Last Monday evening the Bethel Lions Club held their annual picnic at the Burke Park. This was installation of the officers for the coming year. The guest for the evening was John Tolos. He is the elected district governor as of July 1 for the Lions Clubs of District

13. The club was honored to have John install the officers and he also enjoyed the good food the Lions Club ladies furnished. The picnic was held in the Burke Park Shelter house. It was built by the W.P.A. workers. That gives the shelter house some braggin’ rights. The Bethel Park Committee sure do a good job of keeping it in good condition. The fishing is good according to Mike at the Boar’s Head Bait shop in Afton. The crappie, bass, catfish, stripers and the fish we like - the bluegills - are all biting good. The average size this year in the crappie tournaments is between 9 and 10 inches. The last crappie tournament, the winning weight was 5 pounds, with six crappie. The bass tournament was 15 pounds with six bass. 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.

Medicare general enrollment period is here Need Medicare Part B? If you’re eligible, now is the time to sign up. The general enrollment period for Medicare Part B runs from Jan. 1 through March 31. Before you make a decision about general enrollment, let me fill you in on some general information. Medicare is a medical insurance program for retired and disabled people. Some people are covered only by one type of Medicare; others opt to pay extra for more coverage. Understanding Medicare can save you money. Here are the facts. There are four parts to Medicare: Parts A, B, C and D: • Part A helps pay for inpatient hospital care, skilled nursing care, hospice care and other services. • Part B helps pay for doctors’ fees, outpatient hospital visits and other medical services and supplies not covered by Part A. • Part C allows you to choose to receive all of your health care services through a provider organization. These plans, known as Medicare Advantage Plans, may help lower your costs of receiving

medical services, or you may get extra benefits for an additional monthly fee. You must have both Parts A and B to enroll in Part C. • Part D is the Sue Denny Medicare PrescripCommunity tion Drug ProPress guest gram. Most people columnist first become eligible for Medicare at age 65, and there is a monthly premium for Medicare Part B. In 2011, the standard premium is $115.40. Some higher-income individuals pay more than the standard premium. Your Part B premium also can be higher if you do not enroll during your initial enrollment period, or when you first become eligible. There are exceptions to this rule. For example, you can delay your Medicare Part B enrollment without having to pay higher premiums if you are covered under a group health plan based on your own current employment or the current employment of any family

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Rosa Grippa, center, a third-grader at Clermont Northeastern Elementary School, was the first-place winner for third-graders at the recent regional Invention Convention. She showed her invention, the Vita-man vitamin dispenser, and received a Moment of Excellence recognition at the April 25 CNE school board meeting. Behind her are board members, from left, Mike Freeman, Patty Spencer, Danny Ilhardt, David Pennington and Jayne Mummert.

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AllyBead’s bicycle, which is wrapped in beads and on display outside the store in Historic Downtown Milford, won the “Best Color and Texture” award for Bikes in Bloom 2011.

Bikes in Bloom winners announced Community Press Staff Report


The bicycle installation at 20 Brix tied for the grand prize called “Artistry on Wheels” in Bikes in Bloom 2011.

The Greater Milford Entertainment and Arts Council announced the winners of the first Bikes in Bloom during a presentation Thursday, June 9, at Pinebrook Retirement Living. That Shop in Milford and 20 Brix tied for the first place prize of “Artistry on Wheels.” The other awards are: • “Best Theme Name” – Milford Kiwanis. • “Most Creative” – Milford-Miami Township Chamber of Commerce. • “Best Design Harmony” –

Miami Township Civic Center. • “Best Color and Texture” – AllyBeads. • “Most Enjoyable” – Tree Ridge Subdivision. Almost 50 entrees were judged by a panel of five for these six awards. A People’s Choice Award will be given out in August. The contest runs through the end of July and ballots can be picked up at a number of local businesses. For a list of businesses and bike locations, visit To see photos of the bikes, visit our gallery at


This Bikes in Bloom entry, set-up by the neighbors at Tree Ridge Subdivision in Milford, won “Most Enjoyable” award. The subdivision is off Ohio 131.



The bike display at the Miami Township Civic Center won the award for “Best Design Harmony” for Bikes in Bloom 2011. The township’s Special Events Coordinator Nancy Haines accepted the award at a gathering Thursday, June 9.

The Bikes in Bloom 2011 winners – picked by a panel of judges – were announced during a presentation Thursday, June 9. From left are: Becky Elliott and Katherine Wilson with That Shop in Milford, who tied for the grand prize of “Artistry on Wheels;” Greater Milford Entertainment and Arts Council member Charlene Hinners with 20 Brix’s plaque for tying for the grand prize; Milford-Miami Township Chamber of Commerce Director Karen Huff with plaques for The Milford Kiwanis, who won “Best Theme Name” and the chamber, who won “Most Creative;” Nancy Haines with the Miami Township Civic Center’s plaque for “Best Design Harmony;” and Amy Schroeder of Tree Ridge Subdivision with the award for “Most Enjoyable.” AllyBeads, who could not attend, won “Best Color and Texture.”



The bikes outside That Shop in Milford tied for “Artistry on Wheels” – the grand prize in Bikes in Bloom 2011. The shop is in Historic Downtown Milford on Main Street.


The Milford Kiwanis won “Best Theme Name” for their entry in Bikes in Bloom 2011.

The Milford-Miami Township Chamber of Commerce’s Bikes in Bloom installation, “There’s No Place Like Home,” won the award for “Most Creative.” This display is at the corner of Lila Avenue and Ohio 131.



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Bikes in Bloom, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., City of Milford, Forty-six bicycles, tricycles, Big Wheels anything non-motorized with wheels and pedals are decorated with plants and flowers for display throughout the Milford, Miami Township and Terrace Park areas. Locations at website. 831-4192; 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. 724-1070. Williamsburg.


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. TGI Friday Night Grill-Outs, 6-11 p.m., American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Food, music and entertainment. Grilled burgers, brats, metts and hot dogs. Cash bar and split-the-pot. Benefits American Legion Post 450. Price varies. 831-9876; Milford.


Summer Reading, 9 a.m., Clermont County Public Library Administration, Free. 7322736; Batavia.


Summer Reading, 9 a.m., Clermont County Public Library Administration, 326 Broadway St., Incentive-based summer reading program for children of all ages. Theme: One World, Many Stories. Win prizes by reading books and completing activities. 732-2736; Batavia.


Sonny’s Solo Blues, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, 697-9705; Loveland.


Blue Chip Jazz Band, 6:30 p.m., Front Street Cafe, 120 Front St., 553-4800. New Richmond.


Crafty Critters, 11 a.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Children 3-12 can make two different themed crafts. $1 per craft; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.


Spring and Summer Clothing Exchange, Noon-5 p.m., Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 4416 Fayard Drive, Bring gently worn spring/summer clothing that you or your child no longer can use, and look for sizes that can be used. 382-9194. Union Township. F R I D A Y, J U N E 1 7


Bikes in Bloom, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., City of Milford, 831-4192; Milford.


Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave. Free. 474-3100; Anderson Township.


Summer Wine Sampling and Entertainment Series, 5-9 p.m., Harmony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery, 2534 Swings Corner Point Isabel Road, Michela, singer/songwriter of blues folk and rock, 50 cents per sample. 734-3548; 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.


Family Nature at Night: Overnight, 7 p.m.midnight, Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Rowe Woods Meadow Shelter. Concludes June 18 at 9 a.m. Bring tent and dinner and sleep under the stars and cook over an open fire. Night hike, craft, campfire and more. Ages 6 and up. Family friendly. $25, $20 members; $15, $10 members for children. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township.


Friday Night Racing, 7 p.m., Moler Raceway Park, 2059 Harker Waits Road, Quarter-mile dirt oval racing. Mount Orab Ford Night. Sunoco American Late Model Series. 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.


Spring and Summer Clothing Exchange, Noon-7 p.m., Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Free. 382-9194. Union Township. S A T U R D A Y, J U N E 1 8


Bikes in Bloom, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., City of Milford, 831-4192; Milford.


Summer Wine Sampling and Entertainment Series, 2-9 p.m., Harmony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery, New Life Event: The Boys and Girls Club of Clermont County and the ministries of Friendship Lutheran Church present a great Saturday filled with games, Zumba, food and live music. Donations accepted. 50 cents per sample. 734-3548; Bethel.


Summer Reading, 9 a.m., Clermont County Public Library Administration, Free. 7322736; Batavia.

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Vintage Purses and Ladies’ Accessories Exhibit, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Promont House Museum, $5, $1 ages 12 and under. 2480324; Milford. Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, 1-4 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, View weapons, ordnance, soldiers’ personal effects, historic photos, period documents, maps, money, medals, books, newspapers, flags and more from attics, closets and private collections. Exhibit continues through Aug. 7. Free. 683-5692; Loveland.


Union Township Summer Concerts, 8 p.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Amphitheater behind center. Music by Leroy Ellington and the E-Funk Band. Bring seating. Free. Presented by Clermont Chamber of Commerce. 752-1741. Union Township.


Fossil Identification: Introduction to Cincinnati, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Auditorium. Presentation include geology, fossil types, collecting methods and cleaning. With George Grossenbaugh, Dry Dredgers member. Included with admission: $8; $6 active military and ages 65 and up, $3 ages 4-12; free for members. 831-1711; Union Township. RAPTOR Incorporated Presentation, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Wild About Birds, 1133 Main St., Live bird education program by volunteer organization whose goal it is to rescue and rehabilitate injured or orphaned birds of prey. Free. 248-2044; Milford. Peek in the Pond, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Leatherleaf Shelter. Take a closer look at the critters who make their homes in the park’s ponds. Free, vehicle permit required.521-7275; Anderson Township.


All-Night Fishing, 8 p.m., Lake Isabella, $16 for 24-hour permit, $9.75 for 12-hour 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. 791-1663; Symmes Township.


Spring and Summer Clothing Exchange, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Free. 382-9194. Union Township.


Ohio Valley Volleyball Tour Tournament, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Grand Sands Volleyball, 10750 Loveland-Madeira Road, Men’s and Women’s Open. Spectators welcome. $60 per team.533-0831; Symmes Township.


The Loveland Farmers’ Market is 3-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, at Loveland Station, West Loveland Avenue and East Broadway and Second streets parking lot. It offers socially and environmentally responsible produce, meat and market items grown or made within 100 miles from Loveland. Visit Pictured is Kay Bolin of Loveland (left) looking over some bakery wares at the Loveland Farmers’ Market. S U N D A Y, J U N E 1 9


Rolling with Dad, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Roll over logs and rocks to see what can be found. Look at which animals have a dad that makes a good role model. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.


Morgan’s Raid, 2-4 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, Lester Horwitz, author of “The Longest Raid of the Civil War,” provides presentation on Morgan’s Raid of July 1863. Author also signs copies of book. In conjunction with Sesquicentennial of the Civil War exhibit. Free. 683-5692; Loveland.

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Wine Tasting, 6:30 p.m., 20 Brix, 101 Main St., Treasure Hunter Wine with label owner Hunter Vogel. $50. Paired with food. Reservations required. 831-2749; e-mail; Milford.

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Summer Reading, 9 a.m., Clermont County Public Library Administration, Free. 7322736; Batavia.


Matt Snow, 6-9:30 p.m., By Golly’s, 714 Lila Ave., Performing Frank Sinatra tunes. Family friendly. 248-4444. Milford.

Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Screenings, 9 a.m.-noon, New England Club, 8135 Beechmont Ave., For accurate blood sugar reading, do not eat after midnight. Free. Presented by Superior Care Plus. 513 2311060. Anderson Township. Plant Boxing Event, 7-9 p.m., Loveland Greenhouse, 11924 Lebanon Road, Garden game in which five competitors are given a mystery plant and have 30 minutes to create a container masterpiece. Free. Reservations required. 683-1581; Symmes Township.

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

Crochet Group, 6-7:30 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Learn simple stitches each week. Participants need size H or larger crochet hook. Ages 13 and up. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 724-1070. Williamsburg.





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Summer Solstice Drumming Circle, 7-9 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Meadow Shelter. Celebration of longest day of year with drumming and dancing. Bring instrument. Family friendly. $10, $5 children, free under age 2. 831-1711. Union Township.


Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m., Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Fellowship of individuals, who through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive eating. Free. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 921-1922. Milford.

Summer Reading, 9 a.m., Clermont County Public Library Administration, Free. 7322736; Batavia.


Bob Cushing, 8 p.m.-midnight, Rong Tan’s Bistro & Lounge, 606 Ohio Pike, 752-1907. Withamsville.


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.


Whistle Stop Clay Works Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Whistle Stop Clay Works, 119 Harrison St., Macin’ Meals and Fantastic Function. Daily through June 24. Students receive both group and individual instruction at their own level. Instructors offer patient and personal guidance. Lunch allowed for 30 minutes. Each camp session is one week. Ages 8-13. $295, $275 before May 1. Registration required. 683-2529; Loveland. Laffalot Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Thomas More School, 788 Ohio Pike, Daily through June 24. Campers enjoy a variety of sports, games and activities. All boy and all girl format. Bring lunch and water bottle. Ages 6-12. $102-$120 depending on location. Registration required. Presented by Laffalot Summer Camps. 313-2076; Withamsville.



The 11th annual MainStrasse Village Goettafest will be 5-11:30 p.m. Friday, June 17; noon to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18; and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 19, in the Sixth St. Promenade and Goebel Park in Covington. Sample goetta pizza, reubens, chedda’ cheese, chili, burgers and more. The fest includes games, children’s activities, rides, arts, crafts and music. Entertainment schedule includes Ricky Nye & The Red Hots, The Rattlesnakin’ Daddies, The Zack Shelley Band, Doublecross, The Northern Kentucky Bluegrass Band, and Pete Dressman & The South Unified Nation. Pictured is Joe Johnson, of the Strasse Haus, frying goetta for Goetta Chedda and goetta burritos at last year’s Goettafest.

Nature’s Edge Challenge Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Long Branch Farm and Trails, 6926 Gaynor Road, Daily through June 24. Combination of Survivor, Amazing Race and Survivorman. Campers take part in personal and noncompetitive team challenges in lesser-known portions of Long Branch’s woodlands. Ages 8-14. $305, $235 members. Registration required. 831-1711; Goshen Township.


The Cincinnati Opera presents “Rigoletto” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16 and Saturday, June 18, at Music Hall, as part of its Summer Festival. “Rigoletto” is a tragic tale of jester Rigoletto’s attempts to protect his daughter from the corruption surrounding them in the Duke of Mantua’s court. Tickets are $26$165. Call 513-241-2742 or visit



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Ten characteristics of a good father not mean being able to do everything and anything we want, but everything we ought. Setting limits produces disciplined and mature offspring. Paradoxically, children seek parameters. Some fathers think they show love for their children by permitting them to do whatever they want. Children’s natural intuition is wiser. Though they gripe about rules, children unconsciously want them. Prudent rules imply parents care enough and love them. No rules imply “You’re a bother to my life, I don’t care what happens to you.” 7. Use praise more than criticism. Punishment is to stop bad behavior, praise is to reinforce and encourage good behavior. Humans never tire of being appreciated. 8. Play together. Spontaneity, games, laughter and recreation create strong bonds and happy memories.

Four graduate from Thomas A. Wildey School Community Press Staff Report BATAVIA - Friends and families gathered at the Thomas A. Wildey School May 26 to recognize the accomplishments of the Class of 2011. Kevin Kotzbauer of Williamsburg, Maxwell Schaible of Hillsboro, Mickey Winkelman of Milford and Delbert Witt of Goshen were this year’s graduates. The Honorable Judge Kathleen Rodenberg was in attendance, as well as Ohio State Rep. Joe Uecker who presented the students with commendations from the Ohio House of Representa-

tives and congratulated them on their success. Senator Tom Niehaus sent commendations from the Ohio Senate for each student, recognizing their outstanding efforts and triumphs during their school years. The Donald A. Collins Achievement Award was presented to Delbert Witt for his school accomplishments, extracurricular activities and service to his community. Collins is a former superintendent of the Clermont Developmental Disabilities program and presents this award each year to the Wildey School student

who has gone above and beyond to make Clermont County a better place in which to live. Carla Tobergte, speech pathologist at Wildey and a member of the Clermont County Special Education Association, presented each student with a gift on behalf of the association and wished them much success in the coming years.

They even keep aging dads young at heart. 9. Keep your job in a healthy perspective. The two most important aspects of our lives are the work we do and the love we share. In our day, work-time, money and success are overvalued, and love for children and spouse is risked or undervalued. Keep your priorities straight. 10. Demonstrate what it means to be a man. Primitive-type men repress their emotions (except anger). They consider it unmanly to cry and grieve over significant losses, to act or speak sensitively and be compassionate as well as

firm. Good fathers can take responsibility without arrogance or selfishness. They can even look at their role in family life as serving the people they love.

Recalling what his deceased father meant to him as a kid, an old man’s eyes glistened as he said, “When my dad entered the room, the whole world made sense.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.


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must be the path being traveled by dad and mom. 5. Acknowledge by your words and actions that you believe God exists. In days of yore, a false machismo boasted that “religion is only for women and children.” A more realistic and intelligent contemporary attitude says, “Spirituality is an important part of everyone’s life.” Though sports, entertainment, and sexual beauty may add zest and interest to many a man’s life, a good father does not permit these to stand out as contemporary gods. Father Richard Rohr writes, “The most loving men I have met, the most generous to society and to life, are usually men who also have a lusty sense of life, beauty, pleasure and sex – but they have very realistic expectations of them.” 6. Set parameters. Most people mistake license for freedom. Freedom does


1. Show your children what real love is. The best thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. Children learn what real love is not from movies or TV scripts, but by modeling – seeing it lived out before their eyes. Growing up in an atmosphere of genuine love teaches kids to feel secure and learn how to love. Love is demonstrated not only in signs of affection and sensitivity, but also in our ability to forgive and sacrifice for the ones we love. 2. Respect. A child’s personal self must not be suffocated or utterly dominated by another, especially by a trusted parent. Separateness must be acknowledged – that I am me and you are you, I have my feelings and you have yours. Though family discipline must be exercised by parents, it must be accomplished in age-appropriate

w a y s without crushing developing egos. 3 . S p e n d quality one-onFather Lou one time. Guntzelman To choose spend Perspectives to time with our child is a powerful sign to him or her. That doesn’t mean a quantity of time watching TV but qualitative time affording opportunity for all kinds of conversation and interaction. Such a choice says, “You’re important to me and I want to know you better, I want to share what’s inside me with you, and you with me.” 4. Teach values by living them. Honesty, truthfulness, responsibility, dependability, faithfulness, etc. are not just pointed out and verbally extolled. They

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“ This new valve can save lives



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.


Mark DeWitt, CABVI broadcast manager, poses with volunteer Angie Heiman of Milford.

Milford resident recognized for volunteer work Community Press Staff Report

The Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI) recently presented Angie Heiman of Milford with its Fibbe Award for her volunteer service to the agency’s Radio Reading Services. Radio Reading Services is a free service of CABVI that makes local and world news accessible to those who are print impaired via an around-the-clock WRRS broadcast signal, One on One Program matching personal readers with groups or individuals, and a Personalized Talking Print Service

(PTP) customized voicemail system. Heiman has been a volunteer since 1989. Every Tuesday WRRS listeners hear her voice providing them with up-to-date news from The Cincinnati Enquirer. Heiman also helps train new readers and is eager to work with substitutes when needed. PTP users enjoy hearing her share the comics and information from Nature Conservancy. “I really enjoy giving back. I feel good every time I go down to CABVI to read ... ,” said Heiman.

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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Green brings Kentucky Fresh to cooking world I love Maggie Green’s cookbook titled, aptly, The Kentucky Fresh Cookbook (The University Press of Kentucky, $29.95). Maggie, a Kentucky native, has stirred up a big batch of recipes which are destined to become family favorites. I have known Maggie for a long time, and even though she is a true celebrity on the culinary circuit, you’d never know that when meeting her. Maggie is a genuine person, not one to tell you her accomplishments, which include close professional and personal relationships with some of the icons of the food world, like Ethan and Susan Becker (Joy of Cooking) and Shirley Corriher (Cook Wise, Bake Wise). I first heard of Maggie through Cincinnati Magazine way back when. I spied her “Green Apron” ad there. For years, Maggie has offered personal chef, catering, editing and consulting

services. As a registered dietitian (she started out in college in engineering and did a complete turn to nutrition), Maggie’s passion is helping folks eat better. Her book takes you through a whole year of recipes. It’s an engaging read on its own. You’ll feel like you’re right next to her, helping dice the celery, knead the bread, all the while having fun and learning from an expert. This is one cookbook that I’ll be looking to when I need a fresh approach to old favorites, or a new recipe for a special occasion. I asked her to share a favorite for Father’s Day. She didn’t disappoint. Check out Maggie’s web page for interesting and timely tips.

Maggie Green’s flat iron steak with

brown sugar rub

“My favorite recipe. It’s a flavorful cut of steak that’s versatile and delicious on the grill with this rub,” Maggie told me. Makes eight servings A newer cut of meat to the market is a flat iron steak. This steak comes from a modified version of a top blade roast, a cut of beef from the shoulder of the cow. For years, butchers were faced with a problem-what to do with the blade roast-a relatively tender and beefy cut of meat but with a tough piece of connective tissue running down the center. Researchers from Nebraska devised a method of cutting the blade roast to remove the tough connective tissue, leaving a large, flat piece of beef from the “top” of the roast. This top blade steak (or flat iron steak) weighs about 2 pounds and is evenly thick. The steak resembles a tri-

Library offers Summer Reading programs Now that the school year has come to an end, Summer Reading at the Clermont County Public Library is finally here. The library wants to remind parents to sign up their children for Summer Reading at any branch. The program runs June 4 through Aug. 6 and children ages birth through 18 are welcome to participate. The entire Summer Reading program is outlined at: p2011.shtml.

In addition to Summer Reading, the library is hosting day camps at the following branches: • Williamsburg: Many Stories Daycamp, Aug. 1 to Aug. 5, ages 6 to 11, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Call 513724-1070 • Goshen: Every Country Tells a Story: Explorer’s Club; Wednesdays; June 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6 and 13; 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., ages 5- to 12. Call 513-722-1221 • Batavia: Explorer’s Club; Thursdays; June 9, 16,

23 and 30; 11 p.m. to noon; grades 1 to 5. Call 513-7322128 • Amelia: Explorer’s Club; Tuesdays; June 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19 & 26; 2-3 p.m.; ages 6 to 11. Call 513752-5580 • New Richmond: Explorer’s Club; Wednesdays, July 6, 13, 20 & 27; 11-1 p.m.; grades kindergarten to 5. Call 513-5530570 Registration is required to attend day camp. Call to register.

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angular-shaped iron, thus the name flat iron steak. This method resulted in the rising popularity of the flat iron steak, all from a humble cut which barely made it out of the back of the meat case. A simple brown sugar rub enhances this beefy tender flat iron steak. One 2-pound beef chuck flat iron steak 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon onion powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper Lay the steak in a shallow baking dish. To prepare the rub: mix the brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper together. Evenly distribute half of the rub over the top of the steak and rub all over the surface of the meat.

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Twice baked potatoes with bacon and cheese

This is what I’ll be serving alongside Maggie’s steak for husband, Frank. 4 baking potatoes 4 tablespoons butter 8 oz. sour cream 11⁄2 cups shredded cheddar

8 strips bacon, fried and crumbled Rita 4 green Heikenfeld onions, s l i c e d Rita’s kitchen (white and green part both) Salt and pepper to taste Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake potatoes 1 hour or until tender. Cool slightly. Reduce heat to 350 degrees. Cut each in half lengthwise and scoop out pulp, leaving thin shells. Mash pulp with butter. Stir in rest of ingredients. Pile mixture into shells. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until heated through. Serves eight. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

State Trooper Landis promoted Sgt. Jeremy T. Landis of Milford was promoted to the rank of lieutenant recently by Colonel John Born, Ohio State Highway Patrol superintendent, during a ceremony at the patrol’s academy. Landis will transfer from his current assignment in the Office of Personnel, Administrative Investigation Unit, to serve as a commander at Cincinnati Operations in the Wilmington Dis-

trict. Landis joined the patrol in May 1997 as a member of the 129th academy class. He received his commission in November of that year and was assigned to the Batavia Post. In December 2002, he transferred to the Wilmington District Office of Investigative Services. In July 2005, Landis was promoted to the rank of sergeant, where he served as

assistant post commander at the Georgetown Post. In August 2005, he transferred to the Lebanon Post and in March 2010 transferred to his current assignment in the Office of Personnel. Landis earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in physical education from Maryville College in May 1996. He lives in Milford with his wife, Erin, and their daughter, Eleanor, 1.

Milford ham radio operators to host demonstrations June 25, 26 Join thousands of Amateur Radio operators who will be showing off their emergency capabilities this weekend. The Milford Amateur Radio Club will be demonstrating amateur radio at Meadowview Elementary School, 5556 Mt. Zion Road, Saturday, June 25, and Sunday, June 26. Members invite the public to come and see

ham radio’s new capabilities and learn how to get their own FCC radio license. The public will have a chance to meet and talk with Clermont County’s ham radio operators and see for themselves what the Amateur Radio Service is about. Showing the newest digital and satellite capabilities, voice communications and even historical Morse code, hams

from across the USA will be holding public demonstrations of emergency communications abilities. To learn more about Amateur Radio, go to The public is most cordially invited to come, meet and talk with the hams. See what modern Amateur Radio can do. They can even help you get on the air.

Adult Day Program


Contact Phone: ____________________________________________________ Note: ONLY ORIGINAL BALLOTS accepted, no photocopies. One free vote per ballot. All voting ballots must be received by 11:59 p.m. June 22, 2011.

Flip the steak and repeat with the remaining rub. Let stand for 30 minutes at room temperature. Reheat grill to mediumhigh. Place the steak on the grill and cook for five minutes. Watch carefully to ensure the sugar doesn’t burn. Flip and cook for about five more minutes for medium-rare, six more minutes for medium and eight more minutes for medium-well or well done. Remove from the grill to a platter, cover with foil, and let rest for 10 to 15 minutes before slicing.

Being a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia can be a very rewarding, yet challenging job. The goal of the Adult Day Program at Legacy Court is to help create a support network which allows those affected with memory loss to enjoy life on their own terms, and allows caregivers the peace of mind to attend to everyday life.

Call us today to see how the Adult Day Program can add balance and peace of mind to your life. (513) 457-4209 Monday through Friday 7AM to 7PM $

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RSVP now for Fashion With Passion

Milford High School Class of ’76 will meet for their 35th high school reunion. This casual event will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Mt. Carmel Social Club, 704 Cincinnati-Batavia Pike (Old Ohio 74) in Eastgate. There will be no cover charge but a dish to share or appetizer would be appreciated, drinks and a chair. Indoor and outdoor activities will be available and a raffle for split the pot/door prizes will be presented. A huge fishing lake is on site or grads can just sit and reunite with old friends. RSVP to Kathie (Dickey) Miliano at 859496-5895 or; Bob Mihalovich at; Sandy (Jones) Myers at; Joanne (Sylvester) Smith at; Brian Yee at We need a count including guests. A family picnic being planned at a Milford Park. More information to follow.

RELIGION Belfast United Methodist

Belfast United Methodist Church members will host its “Shake It Up Cafe” Vacation Bible School Monday, June 20, through Thursday, June 23, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. each evening. There will be music, games, snacks and fun each evening for children age 12 and under. The focus of VBS will be a food drive to benefit the Clermont County Homeless Shelter and local food pantries. Donations will be collected each evening. For questions or to register, contact Donna Stamper daytime at 8314422. An Outdoor Worship Service will be at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 26, featuring live music by the “Testifying By Music” trio from Owensville UMC. A picnic will follow the service. Food and drinks will be provided. This event is free and everyone invited. The church is at 2297 Ohio 131, Goshen; 625-8188 or contact Rev. Doug Ervin at 300-2299.

Jesuit Spiritual Center

The Jesuit Spiritual Center in Milford will host a Blessing of the Sick and Suffering Mass in memory of Fr. Jim Willig and the 10th anniversary of his death. Mass will be followed with a picnic. The mass will be Saturday, June 18, at the center, 5361 South Milford Road. Call the center at 248-3500, ext. 10, for more information and to make a reservation.

show. Fashions are modeled by seniors from our Lifelong Learning Centers, many of whom have a special needs child in their family. Clothing is provided by the Snooty Fox and the owner, Donna Spiegel, will emcee. She has a special place in heart for the Conductive Learning Center because she has a grandchild who attends. There is a raffle for elaborate gift baskets, floral arrangements and other items. Plus, every guest receives a lovely gift. Fashion with Passion is from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 14. Doors open at 11 a.m. VIP cost (center memLinda bers) is $15, Eppler and other guests are Community $25. To Press make a reserGuest vation, call Columnist 947-7333 by July 7. Remember, last year was sold out, so call soon. Linda Eppler is director of communications and lifelong learning at Clermont Senior Services.




Saint Mary Church,Bethel


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

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

Amelia United Methodist Church

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


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

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

Reaching the Heart of Clermont County

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

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

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


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

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"

Sunday School ~ 9:30 am


Worship Service

Nursery / Children’s Church during 10:45 Worship Service


Contemporary and traditional with live music and multi-media.

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


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

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

Something for children at each service

Pastor Mike Smith



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

Trinity United Methodist “Encircling People with God’s Love”



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

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


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

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

Worship Service ...................... 10:00am Church School......................... 11:15am Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities 360 Robin Av (off Oak St) Loveland OH




100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN

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



25 Amelia Olive Branch Rd.

Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist 10:30am...Sunday School (Lil’ Samaritans)


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

Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115


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

5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

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

Sunday Morning 10:00AM

Prayer and Fasting Wednesday at 6:00pm

Nursery Available 5767 Pleasant Hill Rd (next to Milford Jr. High)

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

Contemporary Service.......................9:00am Traditional Service.......................10:30am

Traditional Worship.......8:15am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship..................9:30am Sunday School...............................9:30am


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

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

10:45 a.m.

A Blend of contemporary and traditional styles, with a relevant message for today!

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

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


Classes for every age group

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



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


Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia

will be able to carry a passenger and fly as long as weather conditions are favorable. The aircraft that Bisbe has been using for his flight training can carry four people and cruises at nearly 140 miles per hour. Anyone interested in more information about learning to fly may visit or call Sporty’s Academy at 735-9500.

Come visit us at the

You Are Invited!

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

Mike Bisbe of Goshen Township soloed in a singleengine aircraft March 17. It was Bisbe’s first flight as a student pilot without his instructor in the aircraft. He is studying to obtain his recreational pilot certificate at Sporty’s Academy at Clermont County Airport in Batavia Township. Bisbe began flight training just a few months ago. When he obtains his recreational pilot certificate, he

Owensville United Methodist Church

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


Bisbe makes first solo flight




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

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



dren and infants with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, stroke and other motor challenges. Conductive education is a multi-disciplinary approach to education, training and development for these special children. Conductive education helps these students build their cognitive skills and use alternate strategies to learn. Attendees are invited to support the school by bringing any of the following items: Toilet paper, paper towels, baby wipes, hand soap, dishwashing detergent, disinfectant spray or sanitizing wipes on the day of the


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


In a few weeks, our lifelong learning centers are hosting a unique event Fashion With Passion. It’s a special fashion show with a twist. It’s the second year for this event. Last year’s event was sold out and a huge success. This one is even better. It will be held in the grand ballroom of the beautiful Norlyn Manor in Batavia. It’s an elegant setting for an elegant event. Guests enter through the marble tiled foyer with its stunning spiral staircase. In the ballroom, tables are set with elaborate centerpieces and the chairs are covered with black fabric and tied with ivory bows. The chef has a special menu planned, including a luscious chocolate mousse served in a champagne glass. Stacy Woolley, violinist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, will play during lunch, adding to the exceptional elegance of the setting. Each year we choose to spotlight a community organization to inform guests about special organizations that meet special needs. This year we are spotlighting the Conductive Learning Center. It’s a special school for chil-


June 15, 2011


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) Discipleship Hour Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible MONDAY: Ladies’ Bible Study/Prayer Group WEDNESDAY: ‘Bethel Chapel’ Prayer Service Youth Group - Grades 6-12

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

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

Rev. Kathleen B. Haines, Pastor Nursery care provided




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

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


7:00pm 7:00pm

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

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

9:30am Sunday School 10:30am Worship/Children’s Church 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”






MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Jonathon D. Gray, 24, 1912 Arrowhead Trail, obstructing official business, May 23. Christina M. Martin, 27, 1912 Arrowhead Trail, obstructing official business, May 23. Adam E. Ruth, 21, 1105 Commons, disorderly conduct, May 25. Elijah S. Mallery, 26, 1833 Losantiville, violation of protection order, May 25. Siree P. Monhollen, 19, 6024 Goshen Road, drug instrument, receiving stolen property, May 25. Katie L. Younger, 18, 313 N. Broadway, receiving stolen property, May 25. Eric S. Reeves, 25, 5867 Marathon Edenton, menacing by stalking, May 26. Samuel Sheffield, 20, 568 Belle Meade Farm Road, underage consumption, May 27. Daniel S. Abner, 87, 2009 Arrowhead Trail, theft, May 28.


Editor’s note: In the June 8 MilfordMiami Advertiser, a police report was printed incorrectly. The following is correct.

Felonious assault

Shots were fired at the residence at 6567 Hollow Lane, May 22.

Breaking and entering

Weed eater, etc. taken; $300 at 6206 N. Shadowhill, May 24.


Rings taken; $7,000 at 1428 Chel-

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Criminal damage

Lock damaged at 1370 Finch, May 23. Playground equipment spray painted at Orchard Lake MH Park at Ohio 28, May 25.


Female stated ID used with no authorization at 1187 Brightwater, May 25. Female stated ID used with no authorization at 6570 Glen Laurel, May 28.


Shoes taken from Meijer; $55 at Ohio 28, May 24. Ring taken from room at Clermont Nursing Home; over $500 at Ohio 28, May 24. Medication taken at 6382 Pawnee Ridge, May 23. GPS unit and laptop computer taken from vehicle; $1,450 at 1424 Shoreline Way, May 23. Laptop computer, etc. taken from vehicle; $2,090 at 6021 Scotch Pine, May 25. Coins taken from vehicle at 6262 Shagbark, May 25. Camera taken from vehicle; $300 at 5732 Linden Drive, May 25. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $165 at Ohio 28, May 25. GPS unit taken from vehicle; $380 at 6675 Miami Woods, May 25. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $96 at Ohio 28, May 25. GPS unit and I-Pod taken from vehicle at 938 Hidden Ridge, May 26.

Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $63.75 at Branch Hill Guinea Pike, May 26. Gun and camera taken from vehicle at 6131 Weber Oaks, May 27. Cash, etc. taken; $2,000 at 1998 Stillwater No. 6, May 27. Gasoline not paid for at Kroger; $26 at Ohio 28, May 28.



Brent T. Bergman Jr., 19, 5857 Hunters Court, contempt of court, June 1. Jeremy A. Berrier, 22, 4742 Woodlawn Ave., warrant, June 2. Lauren A. Blockland, 19, 6091 Donna Jay Drive, recited, June 3. Leroy Brewster, 41, 1023 Matthews Drive, warrant, June 1. Lisa M. Carter, 38, 1751 E. Ohio Pike, contempt of court, May 30. Joshua C. Coates, 20, 5 Edgecombe Drive, parking prohibited, June 1. Carol A. Drew, 36, 718 Washington St., recited, June 1. Terry S. Feldhaus, 56, 9468 West Ave., criminal trespass, June 3. Matthew J. Giar, 21, 1001 Edgecombe, criminal damage, underage consumption, June 4. Barbara Gooldy, 64, 5789 Mt. Vernon Drive, warrant, June 5. Craig S. Hudson, 39, 3082 Meek Road, warrant, May 31. Juvenile, 15, criminal trespass, June 1. Kelly N. McIntyre, 31, 1827 Oakbrook, warrant, June 4. James Moore, 25, 3811 Rohling Oaks, theft, June 5.

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Karen M. Nally, 32, 519 Miami Ave., animals at large, May 30. Felicia D. Philhower, 25, 201 Edgecombe Drive, warrant, May 31. Walter Powell, 31, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 305, recited, June 1. Debbie A. Smith, 48, 969 Ohio 28, recited, June 1. Monica L. Spangler, 22, 305 Buddy Lane, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, June 3. Frank M. Wilson, 58, 108 Lakefield Drive, domestic violence, June 1.

Incidents/investigations Burglary

At 5617 Happy Hollow No. 2, May 30.

Criminal damage

Unlisted property damaged at Concord Woods Drive, June 3.

Criminal mischief

Nails placed behind tire of vehicle at 813 Walnut St., June 5.

Criminal trespass

Trespassing on impound lot at 731 Ohio 28, June 3.

Domestic violence

At Lakefield Drive, June 1.


Clothing taken from laundry room at 20 Susan Circle, May 31. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers at 100 Chamber Drive, June 1. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers at 100 Chamber Drive, June 1. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers at 100 Chamber Drive, June 2. Gun taken from vehicle at 210 W.

Stoneridge, June 3. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $50 at 100 Chamber Drive, June 3. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers at 100 Chamber Drive, June 4.


Sections of fence damaged at Jim Terrell City Park at Ferry Street, June 4.

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Patrick Lonnemann, 36, 1950 Parker Road, violation of protection order. Juvenile, 17, falsification. Juvenile, 16, falsification. Martina Beauregard, 41, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 423AA, contribution to unruliness of minor.

Incidents/investigations Assault At 6931 Goshen Road, May 28.


At 2366 Woodville, May 27.

Criminal damage

At 1165 O’Bannonville, May 22. At 1541 Woodville, May 28.

Criminal mischief

At 6658 Shiloh, May 28.


At 7205 Goshen Road, May 23. At 5661 Ivy Lane, May 24. At 321 Redbird, May 27. At Country Lake, May 28.


At 312 Buddy Lane, May 22. At 6416 Patrick Blvd., May 22.

Domestic violence At Ohio 28, May 26.

Menacing by stalking

At 3007 Abby Way, May 25.


At 6776 Goshen Road, May 22. At 1 Valley Lane, May 23. At 1517 Ohio 28 No. 0, May 23. At 6464 E. Gingham Road, May 23. At 3028 Abby Way, May 25. At 1517 Ohio 28, May 26.


Stephen A. Batchelder, 24, 844 Wright St., Newtonsville, theft at 844 Wright St., Apt. 2, Newtonsville, June 2.

Incidents/investigations Arson

At 6734 Ohio 727, Goshen, May 31.

Breaking and entering

At 5194 Benton Road, Batavia, May 30.

Criminal damaging/endangering At 6321 Ohio 727, Goshen, June 2. At 6585 Taylor Pike, Blanchester, June 5. At 6734 Ohio 727, Goshen, May 31.


At 2535 U.S. 50, Batavia, June 4. At 3318 Sandy Lane, Goshen, June 2. At 6321 Ohio 727, Goshen, June 2. At 844 Wright St., Apt. 2, Newtonsville, May 24.s



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Sylvia Siekbert, et al. vs. Time Warner Cable LLC, et al., other tort. Shawn Lee, et al. vs. Perry T. Graybill, other tort. Angela Marion, et al. vs. Family Dollar Inc., other tort. Kimberly A. Ball vs. Steven Buehrer Administrator, Eastgate Health Care Center Inc., worker’s compensation. Clinton Perry vs. Odom Industries Inc., Stephen Buehrer Administrator, worker’s compensation. Jane M. Simpson vs. Milford Christian Kiddie College, worker’s compensation. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Kimberly K. Aritonovich, et al., foreclosure. CitiMortgage Inc., et al. vs. Thomas J. Richardson, et al., foreclosure. CitiMortgage Inc. vs. Angella M. Mues, et al., foreclosure. Saxon Mortgage Services Inc. vs. Dennis M. Foultz, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Melanie Evans, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chasa Bank NA vs. Unknown administrator, executor Selma L Spaulding, et al., foreclosure. Fifth Third Mortgage Co. vs. Kelly A. Powers, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Jane Doe name unknown spouse of Cecil R. Hardin, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Joseph F. Bryant, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Stephen T. Dalby, et al., foreclosure. Park National Bank vs. Samuel A. Parenti, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Melissa Martin, et al., foreclosure. BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Daniel L. Sams, et al., foreclosure. BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Ronald J. Shelander, et al., foreclosure. LPP Mortgage Ltd. vs. Jerry E. Kraus, et al., foreclosure. Bayview Loan Servicing LLC vs. Roslyn J. Kocsis Seal, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Christopher B. Brumback, et al., foreclosure. Citimortgage Inc. Successor by Merger vs. Jeremy L. McAninch, et al., foreclosure. Suntrust Mortgage Inc. vs. Scott Walton, et al., foreclosure. M and T Bank vs. Richard L. Nichols, et al., foreclosure. Freedom Home Mortgage Corp. vs. Franklin D. Braun Jr., et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank vs. Brian C. Smith, et al., foreclosure.

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CitiMortgage Inc. vs. Roland V. Neth, et al., foreclosure. CitiMortgage Inc. vs. Ian T. McDonald, et al., foreclosure. CitiMortgage Inc. vs. Stanley Hartman, et al., foreclosure. PennyMac Mortgage Investment vs. Denise M. France, et al., foreclosure. SSC Eastgate Square Center LLC vs. Michelle Q. Dang, et al., other civil. City of Milford vs. Jeffrey W. Lanier, other civil. Dorothy Jones, et al. vs. Meijer Group Inc., et al., other civil. FIA Card Services NA vs. Denise A. Hendrickson, other civil. Shelly Waugh, et al. vs. Jeffrey A. Smith Law Group, et al., other civil. FIA Card Services NA vs. Richard C. Meadows, other civil.


Lisa Hillard vs. Christopher Hillard Stephanie A. Sheehy vs. Devin J. Sheehy Anna V. Ocampo Torres vs. Regan C. Aniciete Ashley C. Price vs. Christopher S. Price Teri A. Slick vs. Edward J. Slick Alena Labella vs. Gennardo D. Labella Barbara J. Tuchfarber vs. Alfred J. Tuchfarber Eric Binder vs. Cathy L. Binder Bridget Hamann vs. Joshua Hama


Yvette L. Riley vs. Roger D. Cole


Shannon M. Cantwell vs. Sean T. Cantwell Robert M. Baker vs. Margaret Baker Tracy E. Davis vs. Samuel J. Davis Amber Antoni vs. Gustave Antoni Stuart A. Strater vs. Tracey A. Strater Gary R. Beard vs. Jacklynn S. Beard Cynthia C. Warner vs. Matthew E. Warner Russell A. Williams vs. Kathleen G. Williams Michael P. Day vs. Deborah M. Day Sherrie A. Campbell vs. Donald J. Campbell Kimberly A. Frysinger vs. David R. Frysinger Rex M. Griffith II vs. Brandee N. Griffith Sarah Adkins vs. Andrew Adkins Thomas J. Schramm vs. Tina M. Schramm Christopher L. Hawkins vs. Peggy S. Hawkins Elizabeth A. Baldridge vs. Christopher A. Baldridge Jeffery Sprague vs. Stephanie Sprague


The following people have been indicted by the Clermont County grand jury to the Court of Common Pleas. This means members of the grand jury decided enough evidence has been collected to warrant filing charges. Wendell R. Collett, 56, 2880 Bolender Road, Felicity, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Antoine Q. Beighle, 19, 23 Lori Lane No. 11, Amelia, felonious assault, kidnapping, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Ronnie Lee Powers, 49, 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, domestic violence, felonious assault, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. James Michael Burchett, 50, 360 Amelia Olive Branch Road, Amelia, passing bad checks, Union Township Police. Scott A. Siebert, 43, 2715 Alex Court, Hebron, theft, tampering with records, Union Township Police. Jeremy Nicholas Hollweck, 24, 5728 E. Day Circle, Milford, theft, Union Township Police. Mark Allen Hayslip, 28, 1167 McKinley Court, Batavia, theft, Union Township Police. Joesha L. Arrington, 21, 2508 Rack Court, Cincinnati, robbery, Union Township Police. Tamiah L. Arrington, 18, 3099 McHenry Ave. No. 8 Cincinnati, robbery, Union Township Police. John Raymond Magevney, 21, 503 Piccadilly Square, Apt. D, Cincinnati, possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, possession of drug abuse instruments, Union Township Police. Brian Wayne Anderson, 31, 2780 Lindale Mt. Holly Road No. 74, Amelia, possession of heroin, Union Township Police. Zachary Daniel Fagin, 20, 2780 Lindale Mt. Holly Road No. 74, Loveland, burglary, Goshen Police. Gary Lee Hargis, 18, 10753 Freyberger Road, Goshen, burglary, Goshen Police. Verna G. Sparks, 37, 590 Wood St., Batavia, trafficking in heroin, possession of heroin, aggravated trafficking in drugs, Goshen Police. Charles Bundy, 47, 70 Glendale Milford Road, Loveland, aggravated possession of drugs, Miami Township Police. Gary Lee Gillette, 43, unknown address, burglary, jail. Bobby Dwayne Temple, 42, 4220 Dela Palma Road, Williamsburg, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for manufacture of drugs, conspiracy to illegal manufacture of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Amy Rose Stein, 37, 4994 Pederson

Road, Batavia, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for manufacture of drugs, conspiracy to illegal manufacture of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Michael Edward Stein, 46, 4994 Pederson Road, Batavia, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for manufacture of drugs, conspiracy to illegal manufacture of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Mitchell E. Perry, 32, 7156 Thompson Road, Goshen, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for manufacture of drugs, conspiracy to illegal manufacture of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Brandon Christopher Murdock, 27, 3970 Picadilly Square, Apt. A, Cincinnati, robbery, theft, Narcotics Unit. William Maurice Tansey, 19, 2061 Ohio 125, No. 71 Amelia, burglary, grand theft of a firearm, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. James Matthew McMillan, 32, Clermont County Jail, failure to appear, Prosecutor’s Office. John Lewis Clark, 32, at large, failure to appear, Prosecutor’s Office. Alexandra M. Boltz, 20, 6104 Pine Meadow Drive, Amelia, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for manufacture of drugs, conspiracy to illegal manufacture of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Bruce L. Sams, 29, 3604 Merwin Ten Mile, Cincinnati, rape, sexual battery, Pierce Township Police. Donald Fisher, 68, 7015 Edenton Pleasant Plain, Pleasant Plain, worker’s compensation fraud, deception to obtain a dangerous drug, Bureau of Worker’s Compensation. Bret Joseph Bellamy, 30, 4672 Northridge Drive, Batavia, burglary, theft, Union Township Police. Tracy Brian Kuhlman, 33, 9489 Reading Road, Cincinnati, receiving stolen property, criminal damaging, theft, breaking and entering, Union Township Police. Eric Nicholas Bestfelt, 26, 2320 Ohio 232, New Richmond, grand theft, breaking and entering, Union Township Police. Luke Hugh Daly, 29, 2370 Ohio 222, New Richmond, grand theft, breaking and entering, Union Township Police. Rita Ervin, 45, 4563 Summerside, Apt. 1, Cincinnati, theft, Union Township Police. Dominic D.W. Bell, 24, 2552 Harrison Ave., Apt. 1, Cincinnati, aggravated robbery, Union Township Police. James Edward Marion Swigert, 52, 2115 Riverside Drive, Cincinnati, aggravated robbery, Union Township Police.


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Brian Held, Loveland, addition, 6592 Oakland Road, Goshen Township, $10,500. Mark Corbin, Goshen, alter, 1802 Stumpy Lane, Goshen Township. Frisby Construction, Milford, deck, 5712 Larkspur Drive, Miami Township, $10,000. BDS Construction & Remodeling, Cincinnati, addition, 1074 Car-

raway Lane, Miami Township, $2,500. Thompson Heating/Cooling, Cincinnati, HVAC, 6030 Bridgehaven Drive, Miami Township; HVAC, 778 Bramblewood Drive. Recker & Boerger, Cincinnati, HVAC, 865 Carpenter Road, Miami Township; HVAC, 1044 Bridle Path Lane. Jansen Heat/Air, Cincinnati HVAC, 6193 Branch Hill Miamiville, Miami

Township. Anderson Automatic Heating, Cincinnati, HVAC, 885 Augusta Blvd., Miami Township. Zicka Homes, Cincinnati, new, 1257 Ridgewood, Miami Township, $500,000. Ryan Homes, West Chester, new, 5638 Wittmer Meadows, Miami Township, $135,000; new, 1090 Sophia Drive, $172,000; new, 1092 Sophia Drive, $136,000.


Eckert Fire Protection Systems, Cincinnati, fire suppression-Live Oaks kitchen, 5956 Buckwheat Road, Miami Township. Sidewinder Electric Co. Inc., Clarksville, alter-Live Oaks kitchen, 5956 Buckwheat Road, Miami Township.

On the record

June 15, 2011

DEATHS Kathryn Ann Huff Bowers

Kathryn Ann Huff Bowers, 67, of Manning, S.C. died May 19. Survived by daughter, Sarah Elizabeth (William) Selden; son, William Matthew Bowers; sisters Rosenna (Douglas) Irwin and Connie Freiermuth; grandchildren Kyle, Caitlyn and Austin Selden and Peyton, Holland, Grace and Daulton Bowers; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father, Robert Larkin Huff; mother, Beulah Kathleen Sonner Huff. Memorial service is 11 a.m., Saturday, June 18, in the Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Milford. Friends are invited to join Kathy’s family for lunch in the Great Hall following the service. Graveside service will be 10 a.m., Monday, June 20, in Greenlawn Cemetery, Milford. Memorials to: Tuomey Home Services, Hospice Division, 115 N. Sumter St., Suite 410, Sumter., S.C. 29150; or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 733 Third Ave., Third Floor, New York, N.Y. 10017.

Johnny Deem

Johnny W. Deem, 61, Milford, died May 30. He was an Army veteran of Vietnam. Survived by sisters Judy (Her-

schell) Campbell, Darlene (late Jim) Morris; nieces, nephews, greatnieces and nephews. Preceded in death by six siblings. Services were June 4 at CraverRiggs Funeral Home.

Bonnie Sue Fry

Bonnie Sue Fry, 54, of Goshen, died June 7. She was a homemaker. Survived by her parents Allen and Shirley Ross; husband Ben Fry; children Jamie (Tim), A.R. (Chrystal) and Amanda (John) Moore; grandchildren Austin and Asher (Charlie); and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Services were June 9 at Calvary Freewill Baptist Church, Batavia. Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Bettie Huber

Bettie Jean Huber, 88 formerly of Milford and Goshen Township, died June 5. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Milford First United Methodist Church. Survived by children Wayne (Eileen Bagus), Patricia (Steve Caruso) Woodward; grandchildren Erin, Will Woodward. Preceded in death by husbands Jack Wooward, Leonard Huber. Services were June 9 at CraverRiggs Funeral Home. Memorials to

the Alzheimer’s Association or Milford First United Methodist Church.

Charles Langford

Charles W. “Bud” Langford, 77, died June 4. He was a member of the United Auto Workers Local 863. He was an Army veteran. Survived by wife Priscilla Langford; sister Mildred Mancini; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by eight siblings. Services were June 10 at CraverRiggs Funeral Home.

Carol Luken

Carol Jean Luken, 69, died June 1. She was a secretary for Symons Construction. Survived by husband Thomas Luken; children Thomas (Melissa), Kristine, Nicki Luken; grandchildren Ashley Luken, Jacob Bussell; sister Barb (Dave) Alderman. Services were June 8 at Evans Funeral Home.

Marilyn Meyer

Marilyn Gertrude Meyer, 82, of Milford, died June 8. She was a secretary for Dover Elevator. Survived by her sister Anna Mae Bono; nieces and nephews Jerry, Michael (Valerie), Tony (Amy) Bono, Beverly (Rick) Shaffer, Rose Marie (Charlie) Randolph, Diane (Upail)

Nahallage, Eric (Connie) Hinderberger; great-aunt of 18 and great-greataunt of three. Preceded in death by her sister Phyllis Hinderberger. Services were held on June 10 at St. Andrew Church. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home.

Joyce Newberry

Joyce Ashley Newberry, 69, Goshen Township, died June 5. Survived by husband Dewey Newberry; daughters Sandra Clark, Evelyn (Tim) Robinson, Elizabeth (Russell) Witt; grandchildren Gina, Lynn Clark, Jesse Robinson, Kayla, Aaron, Emily Witt; brother Steve Ashley. Preceded in death by brother Danny Ashley. Services were June 7 at Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati.

Carolyn Strottman

Carolyn Jean Strottman, 64, Milford, died June 5. Survived by husband Tom Strottman; children Lori (Ryan) Watt, Lisa (Kevin) Boggess, Jeff (Stacy) Strottman; grandchildren Carter, Brooke, Brody, Madeline, Caroline; sisters Karen Rodenkirchen, Debbie Raymond. Preceded in death by parents Elsten, Dorothy Kirschner. Services were June 8 at St. Andrew Church. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to:

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She was active in the Loveland Stage Company. Survived by husband Jerry Viox; nine children; numerous grandchildren. Services will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, June 17, at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home in Goshen. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 18, at Tufts. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242.

Patricia Viox, 75, died June 12.

Legal Notice Public Hearing City of Milford Board of Zoning Ap peals Date & Time: Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. P lac e : Council Chambers, 745 Center Street, Milford, Ohio The City of Milford Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a Public Hearing to consider the following applications: VAR 11-3 Dorger Single Family Residence, 19 Elm Street; Section 1319.28(d) Residential Structures An application by Joe Dorger requesting a variance from Section 1319.28 Residential Structures in Milford’s Codified Ordinance, for the property located at 19 Elm Street. The property is zoned B-2 and is in the Old Mill Overlay district. Specifically, the applicant is seeking to locate a single family residence within the flood protection elevation. The strict application of the Codified Ordinance would require the applicant to construct the structure above the flood protection elevation. The application and accompanying documents may be viewed at City Hall-745 Center Street, Milford, Ohio-from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. If you have any questions, please call Pam Holbrook, Assistant City Manager, at 248-5093. 1001644836 LEGAL NOTICE Steven Garren I12 467 Breezy Lane Cincinnati, OH 45244; Debra & Clarence Perry B17 4477 Grandview Drive Cincinnati, OH 45244; Donnie Baker C45 2075 Harvey Road New Richmond, OH 45157; Nancy Ehas D38 4144 Otter Creek Drive Amelia, OH 45102; Jennifer Griffith D54 890 Lindasue Drive Cincinnati, OH 45245; Daniel Hunt E10 1757 Culver Ct. Amelia, OH 45102; Jeff Kellerman C50 3511 Snider Malott Road Mt. Orab, OH 45154; 22 Brian Sitz F16 Honeysuckle Amelia, OH 45102; Gregory 1744 D47 Sturgill Bainum Road New Richmond,OH 45157. You are hereby notified that your personal belongings stored at Eastside Storage, 715 Cincinnati Batavia Pike Cincinnati, 1170 45245, OH Ohio Pike Amelia, OH 45102 will be sold for payment due. 1001644624 LEGAL NOTICE Day Heights Storage 1360 St. Rt. 131Milford, Oh 45150 513-831-2082 Auction Date 6/30/11 LEGAL NOTICE The following Storage unit(s) from Strong hold of Eastgate will be sold at public auction by Don Bates Auctioneers, at 758 Old State Route 74, Cincinnati Ohio 45245 June Saturday, on 25th, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. and will continue until all units are sold. The unit numbers, names and last known addresses are as follows: Unit #002 Christina A. Taphorn, 5890 Wade Rd. Milford, Ohio 45150. 45036. Unit # 249 Matt S. Goodspeed, 847 S. Riverside Dr. Batavia, Ohio 45103. Unit # 184 - Heather Bonella, 3905 Old Savannah Dr. Apt 2, Cincinnati, Ohio 45245. 1001643081

Legal Notice of Public Hearing City of Milford 2012 Tax Budget The 2012 City of Milis ford Tax Budget for inspec available tion in the office of the Director of Finance located at 745 Center Street. This document will be available for public inspection from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday commencing June 15, 2011. A Public Hearing on the Tax Budget will be held at the City Council Chambers at 745 Center Street on Tuesday, June 21 at 6:45 p.m. 1001644771

Public Notice Following are the last known addresses for: Unit #5, C o u r t n e y Clover 3415 Linn, Rd. , Bethel, OH 45106 ; Units #36/40 Deanna Fletcher 3659 St. Rt. 50 , Williamsburg, OH 45176 ; Unit #38 Michael Schirmer 19450 Roscoe Blvd Northridge,CA 91324 Unit #55 Tia Kovalski 16204 Sams Dr. Williamsburg, OH 45176; U n i t s #70/71/103, Stan Morgan, 3724 SR 125 Bethel, OH 45103. In accordance with the provisions of state law, there being due and unpaid changes for which the undersigned is entitled to satisfy an owners lien of the goods stored at Allstar Self Storage at 4232 Allstar Dr. Batavia, OH 45103, and due notice having been given to the owner of storage unit and its contents, and the time specified in such notice for payment of such having expired, will be disposed of at our discretion to satisfy an owners lien if payment in full, including all late fees are not received by June 15, 2011. 1001644585 To place your BINGO ad call 513.242.4000



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