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Kids inspired to be involved By Mary Dannemiller

Noah Elmore and Timmy Brewer stood across from each other, their hands tightly gripped around fire hoses with looks of sheer determination on their faces. As water erupted from the hoses, the two Goshen Township boys charged toward each other while Goshen Township firefighters watched. The two boys were part of a group of 28 teens between the ages of 13 and 17 who were part of the free Junior Police Academy which is sponsored by the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office and the Boys & Girls Club of Clermont County each year. Aside from learning how to operate a fire hose, campers watched demonstrations from the sheriff’s Special Response Team, saw how the police process crime scenes and toured the county jail. “It’s really fun because I get to learn all the stuff that firemen and the police do,” said Dustin Holland. “My favorite part was when they showed us the different crime scenes police see.” Although the academy usually visits four different Clermont communities, budget restraints have limited this summer’s camps to Goshen and Amelia. “It’s disappointing because we like to introduce them to all the facets of law enforcement and all the various state and local agencies, but a lot of them had to pull out because of budget and manpower issues,” said Clermont County Sheriff Lt. Randy Harvey,

who coordinates the program. The Boys & Girls Club of Clermont County helps sponsor the camp to encourage teens to have a good relationship with law enforcement, Harvey said. “The Boys & Girls Club is a big supporter both financially and with manpower,” he said. “It’s very important to me that we provide the academy at no cost so it’s through grants and donations that we’re able to do that.” After a week of law enforcement training and team building activities, a graduation ceremony is held for the new junior cadets. “The biggest thing I hope to inspire in these kids is to be active and to be involved in the community,” Harvey said.


Junior Police Academy campers listen as Clermont County Sheriff Deputy Dan Cooper explains how the Special Response Team uses a hook to break glass.

New Goshen K-9 unit hits the streets By Mary Dannemiller

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Timmy Brewer, left, and Noah Elmore, right, battle it out with the firehouses as a female camper shields herself from the water.

The newest member of the Goshen Township Police Department is Jinx.

Goshen Township’s newest police officer has finished her training. Jinx, a 3-year-old black German Shepherd, and Goshen Township Police Officer Matt Bucksath completed the dog’s state certified training June 2. “It’s a huge investment by the agency as well as the K-9 team to get (the training) done, but it all boils down to the team performing to the satisfaction of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission before they can be released for duty in the street,” said Goshen Township Police Chief Ray Snyder. While Jinx has been patrolling Goshen’s streets for a little more than a week, she has yet to find any drugs in the township, Bucksath said. “We’ve done a lot of car searches for drugs, but have not found anything at this point which is a good thing,” he said. Jinx is the second dog Bucksath has worked with in the past year. His former partner, Djim, died suddenly early last summer. “The two dogs are like night and

day,” Bucksath said. “She’s a little more calm and focused than Djim was and is stronger in tracking than Djim.” Although working with Jinx was bittersweet for Bucksath after the loss of Djim, the two quickly bonded. “She’s my partner, my protector,” he said. “Things are going great with us.” Because of the high volume of calls the police department receives, Bucksath said it was important to have a K-9 unit. “We’re one of the larger townships with a very high volume of calls and the presence of a canine can influence assaults, residential burglaries and even drug crimes,” he said. Bucksath also said he is looking forward to tackling crime in Goshen Township with his new partner. “I’m very excited, it’s a new dog and a new adventure,” he said. “It’s time to get back on the streets of Goshen and make a positive impact.” Jinx will be sworn in at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, at the Goshen Township trustees meeting in the community center, 6757 Goshen Road.


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Community Press Staff Report Clermont County Sheriff’s deputies and Miami Township police officers Thursday, June 18, began serving 38 felony criminal indictments involving 16 individuals for narcotics activity in Miami Township. Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg said the grand jury met June 17 and returned the indictments as a result of an extensive investigation into illegal drug trafficking in the township and a total of 18 individuals are involved. “The Clermont County Narcotics Unit activated the investigation several months ago after receiving numerous complaints of drug dealing in the township,” Rodenberg said. Though Rodenberg refused to identify the exact location of all the dealing he did say all of the charges are the result of illegal drug trafficking in Miami Township. “If there was a bright side to an operation of this type it would be that marijuana seemed to be the drug of choice along with several combinations of pills (xanax, methadone, oxycodone) and a small amount of cocaine,” Rodenberg said. “No heroin was involved or purchased in this investigation. I hope this trend continues and we are making an impact ridding Clermont County of the devastation and deaths that have accompanied heroin.” Chief Deputy Rick W. Combs said, “Undercover investigators have been investigating the activity for as much as three months, however, agents assigned were not exclusively dedicated to the Miami Township operation. The drug unit routinely works several major operations at a given time and rarely is an investigation given total exclusivity.” An investigation of this type requires intensive planning, consideration of resources available, the overall threat to the general public as well as evidence

collection and laboratory examination of the products seized. “Jail space and room for those indicted is a major consideration requiring coordination with the jail to make sure there is enough space to hold those arrested and charged in an operation.” Combs said. Rodenberg said Miami Township police contributed greatly to the overall operation specifically through information provided by officers working the area on a regular basis. The township officials assign police officers to the narcotics unit and remain supportive of the efforts countywide. “This operation is only one example of the benefits of that relationship which I believe benefits the entire Clermont County area,” Rodenberg said. Those indicted are listed below, by name, address, age, charge. • Vincent Gilbert, 32, 4284 Squaw Valley, Hamilton, Ohio. Charges: Possession of cocaine, felony 5; trafficking in drugs, felony 4; trafficking in marijuana, felony 4 (2 counts); possession of drugs felony 4; aggravated possession of drugs, felony 3. • Marvin W. Miller, 35, 6065 Donna Jay Drive, Miami Township. Charges: Aggravated possession of drugs, felony 4; trafficking in marijuana, felony 5 (5 counts). • Christopher Boden, 26, 5615 Happy Hollow Road No. 8, Miami Township. Charges: Aggravated possession of drugs, felony 5 (2 counts). • Carl J. Lewis, 22, 1045 Klondyke Road, Miami Township. Charges: Trafficking in marijuana, felony 4 (2 counts); trafficking in marijuana, felony 5 (3 counts). • Jeffery R. Harris, 30, 328 St. Andrews Drive, Union Township. Charges: Possession of cocaine, felony 5. • Curtis Williams, 33, 104 Queens Drive, Miami

Township. Charge: Trafficking in marijuana, felony 4. •Tamara Summers , 31, 104 Queens Drive, Miami Township. Charge: Trafficking in marijuana, felony 5. • Jennifer Doolan, 25, 1293 Piedmont Drive or 1306 Commons Drive, Miami Township. Charge: Trafficking in marijuana, felony 5. • Marcus Collazo, 29, 1306 Commons Drive, Miami Township. Charge: Trafficking in marijuana, felony 5 (2 counts). • Ryan Martin, 21, 176 Garden Drive, Goshen Township. Charges: Possession of marijuana, felony 5; trafficking in marijuana, felony 4 (2 counts). • Jason Toras, 31, 701 Edgecomb Drive No. 4 , Milford. Charge: Trafficking in marijuana, felony 5. • Melanie New , 32, 4702 Beechwood Villa No. 310, Union Township. Charges: Aggravated trafficking in drugs, felony 4; trafficking in drugs, felony 5. • Brian Parish, 28, 4475 Glen Willow Drive, Union Township. Charge: Aggravated possession of drugs, felony 3. • Troy Hudson, 32, 110 Charlotte Ave., Sardinia, Ohio. Charge: Trafficking in marijuana, felony 4 (3 counts). • Toby Sevier, 30, 23 Green Valley Drive, Enon, Ohio. Charge: Aggravated possession of drugs, felony 5. • Andrew Burton, 20, 1000 Valley View Lane Apt. J, Loveland, Ohio (Hamilton County). Charge: Possession of marijuana, felony 5; trafficking in marijuana. Charged with Misdemeanor Crimes: • Jason R. Sloane, 22, 5605 Garrett Drive, Miami Township. Charge: Possession of marijuana, misdemeanor 4. • Austin Manker, 22, 6159 Branch Hill-Guinea Pike, Miami Township. Charges: Possession of marijuana, minor misdemeanor; possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor 4.

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When Abby first came to the Clermont County Animal Shelter, the 10-month old retriever mix was a thin, scared dog with a large pusfilled wound on her neck. Now, she’s an active, healthy and friendly dog just looking for someone to love. “She gets along with kids, cats and other dogs,” said Clermont County Animal Shelter Kennel Manager Vicki McGraw. “She never had anybody pay attention to her when she was a puppy so she thinks everyone wants to play.” Abby was rescued from a Goshen Township home in April where she was found wandering the yard with the gaping wound, which veterinarians later determined was caused by an embedded collar. “They did not loosen the collar when the puppy was growing so the skin pushed through the buckle and that

Though a warrant has been issued for Abby’s owner, 59-year-old Dave Woodruff, police have been unable to locate him. If convicted, Woodruff could face fines and possible jail time. Goshen Township Police Chief Ray Snyder said animal abuse cases are rare in the township, but that anyone with information on Woodruff’s whereabouts should come forward. caused the infection,” said Clermont County Chief Dog Warden Debbie Wood. Though a warrant has been issued for Abby’s owner, 59-year-old Dave Woodruff, police have been unable to locate him. If convicted, Woodruff could face fines and possible jail time. “It is extremely frustrating,” Wood said. “We get a couple of cases a year where a dog is dumped and we have no leads, but we know who we’re looking for. We just can’t find him at this point.” Goshen Township Police Chief Ray Snyder said animal abuse cases are rare in the township, but that any-

one with information on Woodruff’s whereabouts should come forward. “Most people up here take very good care of their animals,” he said. “Anyone with information can call us at 722-3200 or the Clermont County Sheriff at 7327500.” While Abby has recovered, her injuries could have been avoided, Wood said. “All he had to do was keep an eye on her collar,” she said. “It’s just plain neglect and it’s easily preventable.” Anyone interested in adopting Abby should contact the Clermont County Animal Shelter at 732-8854.




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Milford helps with Sunflower Revolution By Kellie Geist

conjunction with the Sunflower Revolution VIP event Saturday, Sept. 12. Last year, the VIP event and symposium to discuss Parkinson’s Disease was held at a conference center downtown, but the Sunflower Revolution organization decided to have this event at Park National Bank in Milford instead. To help pay for the street festival, HMA asked the city for $3,000, including $1,750 from Hometown Holidays appropriations and $300 from Buskerfest, which will be held the same day as the Sunflower Revolution. The city agreed to move the $2,050 to Sunflower

Last year was the first time Milford hosted the Sunflower Revolution Ride and, although thousands of people flooded into the city, not many visited the shops and restaurants in historic downtown. This year, the Historic Milford Association is hoping to capitalize on the visitors who will be in town to help raise money for Parkinson’s Disease research. Although the bike ride itself will be Sunday morning, Sept. 13, the city will be hosting a street festival in

Revolution Saturday event, but asked for a little more time to come up with the rest of the $3,000. “We’ve already cut a lot of things, but as we all know from the budget season ... unless revenues are up, there are going to be more cuts,” said council member Bryan Hawkins. “This is something we’re going to have to look at to see what else we’re willing to cut to contribute to this.” Council will address the remaining $950 when they meet sometime this summer to reassess the budget after property taxes are collected. HMA made the request to

put the $1,750 toward Sunflower Revolution with the understanding that they wouldn’t ask the city for financial assistance with Hometown Holidays, but that does not mean Hometown Holiday will be canceled, said John Cooper, HMA vice president. “We’re just going to scale back a little bit with Hometown Holidays,” Cooper said. “We have to be careful about what we spend our money on and we feel the Sunflower Revolution is just a better thing to put our energy and money into ... It will bring more people into the community.”

HMA President Chris Hamm said Hometown Holidays usually brings about 1,000 people in the historic downtown area, but he hopes Sunflower Revolution will draw about 5,000. He also said about 80 percent of the cost associated with Hometown Holidays goes toward the carriage rides and advertising. The $3,000 from the city, coupled with $6,000 HMA is putting toward the event and the money being spent by the Sunflower Revolution organization, will be spent on security, advertising, licensing, insurance, music, portelettes and other needs. It

Goshen Township saves $20K on salt By Mary Dannemiller and Kellie Geist

year, the township will get salt for $61 per ton and will spend about $30,000 compared to the $50,000 for the 2008-2009 winter season. “Any good news is very welcome amongst the sea of bad economic news so we’re very happy to see something positive is going to happen which will affect our 2009 budget,” said Goshen Township Trustee T.J. Corcoran.

Goshen Township will save more than $20,000 on salt for the 2009-2010 winter season, thanks to a dramatic drop in the price per ton. Last year, the price per ton spiked to $98 due to flooding and a supply shortage. This

Goshen put in its bid for 500 tons of salt with the Southwest Ohio Purchasers Group for Government, an 105-member group of government entities. The reason for the drastic price drop is basic supply and demand, said Lisa Koppin, salt coordinator for the group. “Basically, what it boils down to is the supply is up,”

she said. “For all the salt buying we did last year, we didn’t really use as much salt as we did in years past. Many of the entities didn’t bid for quite as much salt and the stock piles are up, so we were able to get more reasonable prices.” Goshen Service Director Lou Clemons said he was relieved when salt prices returned to a normal per-ton rate. “I feel a little better about this winter,” he said. “The prices are down considerably


and that’s a really good thing for us.” Relief is a sentiment Koppin said she encountered from most local governments. “Hopefully, most communities will be able to afford to treat their roads to keep the public safe,” she said. “We’re hoping for another mild winter to keep the piles up and help everyone recuperate from last year. The lower prices this year will give everyone a little breathing room.”

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also will pay for Buskers, since Buskerfest also is being held that weekend. Vice Mayor Charlene Hinners encouraged council to support the Sunflower Revolution Saturday event to help the merchants downtown thrive. “I know these are horrible economic times. I know we have scraped the bottom of the barrel, so to speak, for money in the city ... but to me, this seems like a good investment in our city,” Hinners said. “Sunflower brings a lot of people from all over and anything that helps our merchants down there is a good idea.”

A Stonelick Township fire station that has been closed for several years has reopened and is being staffed by volunteers. Fire Chief Matt Rose said Station No. 2 on StonelickWilliams Corner Road opened in early June, and within two hours after it opened, volunteers were called for help. A backup engine was used at the station at first, but a new fire truck obtained from the Loveland-Symmes Fire Department is being put into service. Rose said a crew of four volunteers are responding to calls out of the station, and he hopes to sign up more volunteers soon. The station will not be staffed unless there is a call, he said. Rose said when the station was closed it was hard to respond to calls quickly in the northern part of the township. With the closing of a section of Ohio 132 this summer for road work, it made the task even more difficult. “A lot of people on that side of town were glad we reopened it,” Rose said. Township Trustee Skeets Humphries said Station No. 2 was originally opened in 1983 and was manned by volunteers until the late 1990s. He said it was closed because of lack of volunteers. “We are very excited” the station has reopened, said Humphries, who said he used to be a volunteer there. He said the station was designed strictly as a volunteer station, with room for only one truck. The building is in wonderful shape, he said, and only needed some cleaning.

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Officers recognized for outstanding service By John Seney


Officer Rob Hirsch of the Miami Township Police Department was Officer of the Year, Large Department. well as other cases. He said she was also involved in crime prevention and community policing programs. Officer of the Year, Large Department – Rob Hirsch, Miami Township. Hirsch was praised in his nomination for demonstrating “sustained high-level and exceptional performance. Additionally, Officer Hirsch supports others’ accomplishments and brings a

Clermont forms task force Faced with more than 1,285 foreclosure filings in 2008, a coalition of Clermont County government leaders, the Clermont Chamber of Commerce, Clermont Veterans’ Services, Clermont Senior Services, and numerous other community agencies, formed the Clermont County Save Our Homes Task Force. “Together we can pool our resources and do more to help those in need,” said Clermont Treasurer J. Robert True. “We are working on making resources more accessible for those homeowners facing foreclosure,” said Clermont Auditor Linda Fraley. As part of the initial meeting of the task force, held at the Clermont County Administration Building in Batavia, representatives from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office presented information on legislation and programs in the state designed to stem the foreclosure crisis. Ohio currently ranks 10th in the nation in foreclosures. “To keep the dream of home ownership a reality, we encourage citizens to take action immediately if they lose their job or face another type of economic hardship,” said True. “Contact your mortgage company and ask to talk to someone in the loss mitigation department about a loan modification, workout or payment plan.” A good source for information when it comes to avoiding foreclosure is the Web site www.SaveTheDream.ohio.g ov. You can also call 1-888404-4674 to connect with a housing counseling agency near you. “I’m hopeful people won’t wait too long to ask for foreclosure assistance,” said Fraley. “This task force will develop a plan to get important information out quickly to those facing foreclosure, along with providing tips on how to avoid foreclosure scam artists.”


Renelda Sturgill, widow of former Owensville Police Chief Paul Sturgill, listens as Milford Police Chief Mark Machan announces the Deceased Officer Recognition award for her husband. Rich Jaffe is a left. one of the agency’s best interviewers and interrogators.” Criminal Investigator of the Year, Large Department – Greg Moran, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff A.J. Rodenberg said Moran “has proven to be a team player with an excellent work ethic. Greg is reliable and professional when dealing with both the public

and the criminal element.” Rodenberg said Moran has assisted several other area departments in solving cases. Citizen Award – Gene Bishop. Bishop was recognized for his volunteer efforts with the Miami Township Police Department. He participated in the township’s Citizens Police Academy and the annual

“Shop With a Cop” program. He also has been involved in the DARE program and coordinated the countywide DARE golf outing. Deceased Officer Recognition – Chief Paul Sturgill, Owensville. Sturgill, who was killed in a traffic accident in December 2008, was praised by Milford Police Chief Mark Machan as “the type of police chief every town wants to have.” Machan said Sturgill was a leader “who took his job seriously.” Deceased Officer Recognition – Corp. Jeff Gobi, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. In his 19-year career with the Sheriff’s Office, Gobi received numerous letters of commendation and was named Clermont County’s Traffic Officer of the Year in 2004. He died in December 2008. Other officers recognized: Retired Officer Recognition – Lt. Marvin Saylor, Pierce Township. 2009 Certificate Recipients: Officer Shane Biniger, Bethel Police Department; Det. Rob Bradford, Miami Township Police Department; and Officer Terry Davis, Miami Township. 2009 Citizens Law Enforcement Association $1,500 Scholarship Recipient: James Stokes.

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The importance of teamwork in police work was the overriding theme for the award recipients at the 26th Annual Police Appreciation Banquet May 28. WKRC-TV Reporter Rich Jaffe, who helped present the awards for the event at the Eastgate Holiday Inn, said the sense of teamwork between and within police departments was evident among the winners. Jaffe praised the officers the giving 110 percent in their jobs. “You’re never off duty,” Jaffe said. “Those of us in the civilian world appreciate it very much. You keep us safe.” The awards are presented annually by the Clermont County Citizens Law Enforcement Association. This year’s winners: Officer of the Year, Small Department – Laetitia Schuler, Pierce Township. Pierce Township Police Chief James T. Smith said of Officer Schuler, “In my 24 years of service I’ve worked with numerous officers. She stands out as the best allaround officer I know.” Smith pointed to investigative work by Schuler into a string of home burglaries, as

level of professionalism to his duties.” During 2008, Hirsch implemented proactive foot patrols in high crime areas. These patrols helped Hirsch lead the department in criminal arrests. Traffic Officer of the Year, Large Department – Trooper Nathan Pabin, Ohio State Highway Patrol. Lt. Randy McElfresh of the highway patrol in Batavia said “Trooper Pabin has demonstrated a strong desire to remove drunk drivers from our roadway. This is apparent because he always bids the night shift. Nathan knows this is where he can make the biggest impact on safety.” Criminal Investigator of the Year, Small Department – Det. Michael Buckler, Pierce Township. Chief Smith said Buckler “has proven over the years to be an exceptionally intense, precise, thorough and tenacious investigator.” Smith cited Buckler’s work investigating robberies at a bank and pizza parlor. Criminal Investigator of the Year, Large Department – Det. Todd Taylor, Union Township. In his nomination, Lt. Scott Gaviglia said Taylor “has mastered the art of detecting deception and demonstrated that he is




June 24, 2009

Riverboat cruises offered at Chilo Lock No. 34 By Kellie Geist

BB Riverboats and the Clermont County Park District are joining forces to give people a different perspective of the Chilo Lock

#34 Park and the park’s lock and dam. “The Chilo Lock #34 is a big part of Ohio River history. It’s eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places due to the role it played in the channelization

Traffic enforcement blitz East Fork July 4 Community Press Staff Report Officers at East Fork State Park will conduct a traffic enforcement blitz Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4. The blitz will act as a reminder to motorists to slow down and observe traffic safety laws when driving in the park, said Chris Dauner, regional park manager of East Fork State Park. It also is part of a statewide safety program initiated this summer for Ohio’s state parks. The program will feature increased patrol activity by park officers from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The blitz is part of a statewide safety program initiated this summer for Ohio’s state parks. “Our focus is not on writing a pile of tickets, but to help remind motorists that when they obey the law they are having a direct impact on the safety of visitors as well as themselves,” said East Fork State Park Law Enforcement Manager John Gillespie. “We want this to be a positive program that results in fewer accidents and speeding.”

of the Ohio River,” said Park Director Chris Clingman. BB Riverboats will be offering sightseeing cruises and dinner cruises at Chilo Lock No. 34 Park Saturday, June 27, and Sunday, June 28.

“What better way for people to experience the history and how the river is used today than through a riverboat cruise?” Clingman said. Sightseeing cruises, which cost $16 for adults

and $9 for children, will leave Chilo Lock No. 34 park Saturday at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and Sunday at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Dinner cruises cost $50.50 for adults and $29.85 for children. Those

cruises will be Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the dock or from BB Riverboats by phone at 859-261-8500.

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MILFORD – Two lane resurfacing work begins Monday, July 13, on U.S. 50. The project limits are between Park Road in Hamilton County and the intersection of Lila Avenue and Main Street (U.S. 50) in Milford. The project includes pavement repairs, planing and resurfacing, installing loop detectors and pavement markings. Hours of operation will be from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m., with no closures between the hours of 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. For additional information on lane and road closures caused by construction, accidents or other related traffic events, visit

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CLERMONT COUNTY – The story “Dinner, award to honor extraordinary women,” which ran on page A2 in the June 18 edition of the Bethel Journal, incorrectly named Sue Craig as the winner of the 2008 Orpha Gatch Award. Craig won the award in 2007.

Road work begins

STONELICK TWP. – Two lane resurfacing work began Monday, June 22, ton U.S. 50, between Ohio 222 and McKay Road. The project includes placing asphalt concrete surface course, new striping, raised pavement markers and guardrail delineation. Hours of operation will be 7 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and one lane of traffic will be maintained with flagging operations. The scheduled completion date is August.

God & Country concert

NEW RICHMOND – The National Day of Prayer Committee will host a concert from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 2, at the Bandstand in New Richmond. This event will begin with noted soloist, John Hale, and soloists from the community will be singing patriotic songs, celebrating freedom, faith and America’s 233rd birthday. “We’ll also honor our veterans who have served to keep this the ‘land of the free,’” said Libbie Bennett, National Day of Prayer county coordinator. “We invite everyone to come, bring a chair and join us as we wave our flags and sing ‘God Bless America.’”

County on YouTube

CLERMONT COUNTY – There’s a new way to keep up with events in Clermont County. Just like the White House, and many other organizations, the county now has a YouTube channel available to see Clermont County Today and other featured short news segments. Subscribe at clermontcounty. The video segments also are linked to the county Web site,, then click on Video Library. You can also watch the entire Clermont Today, commissioners sessions, planning commission and other long form programs on Warner Cable access channels throughout the county. Previously, Clermont Today was streamed on Google Video, but that service has been discontinued.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK Proud elected chair of OVRDC


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“I am very happy that Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud will serve as chairman of the Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission (OVRDC) Executive Committee,” said OVRDC Executive Director John Hemmings. “This will be the 19th time Bob has been chair of the executive committee. He is an excellent leader, bringing unity to the commission

that represents 12 southern Ohio counties. He is impartial and leaves politics out Proud of making important decisions that directly impact citizens,” said Hemmings. “I appreciate the opportunity to serve my county and the region in planning and implementing economic

development strategies to attract business to the 12 counties we represent,” said Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud. Established in 1967, the OVRDC is a regional planning and economic development agency which coordinates federal, state and local resources to encourage development in Adams, Brown, Clermont, Fayette, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross, Scioto, and Vinton counties.


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CNE’s top scholars share their thoughts Clermont Northeastern High School recognizes its top two scholars, without differentiating between valedictorian and salutatorian.

Name: Katherine Wilson Parents: Judy and Kevin Wilson Grade Point Average: 4.0 College: University of Southern Wilson California Major: Civil engineering Scholarships: Northeastern Lions, CNE Board of Education Favorite teacher: Mrs. Goetz Greatest inspiration: “My mom.” Where will you be in 10 years? “Los Angeles, building bridges and other structures.” Most vivid high school memory: “Falling down the bleachers the first day of freshman year.” If you could change the world in one way, what would it be? “World peace (seriously).” If you could change your high school in one way, what would it be? “Become closer with more people.” Name: Elizabeth J. Pettigrew Parents: John and Joan Pettigrew

Grade Point Average: 4.0 College: Miami University Major: Accounting Scholarships: Miami University, Robert and Emma Yeager, and Student Senate. Last book read: “Breaking Dawn,” by Stephanie Meyer Quirkiest study habits: “Making Pettigrew rhymes/songs to help remember.” Favorite school lunch: “Pizza.” Favorite teacher: Mrs. Hardy Greatest inspiration: “My mother.” Where will you be in 10 years? “Working at a CPA firm.” Most vivid high school memory: “The senior campout.” High school turning point: “Beginning senior year.” Most compelling issue facing students in your class: “Whether to work or play.” If you could change the world in one way, what would it be? “Less hate.” If you could change your high school in one way, what would it be? “I wouldn’t.”


All about snakes

Connor Hart, center, shares what he knows about a ringed necked snake with classmates Kyle Kalka, left, and Cooper Stooksbury. This young snake, which has a bright yellow-orange collar and colorful underside and is roughly 4 inches long, will grow to only about 15 inches as an adult. They are common in Ohio’s woods. The boys are third graders at McCormick Elementary.

Floor slabs poured at MHS construction site Community Press Staff Report Floor slabs for the new student dining and kitchen areas at Milford High School have been poured, with the slab for the new music addition to be poured next week. Block walls for the ninth-grade building have been built and precast plank flooring will be installed soon. Work also has begun on the

roof, where the existing roofing is being replaced with a 30-year roofing system, said Superintendent Bob Farrell. The electronic temperature control system and fire protection systems also are being upgraded this week. Interior walls at the high school were demolished to create a corridor which will lead into the ninthgrade wing. Off-site, structural steel and

new mechanical and electrical equipment, including boilers, chillers and generators, are being fabricated. “The mechanical systems as well are in need of this upgrade, as these systems are well worn,” Farrell said. Got a question about something you saw at the Milford High School construction site? Contact reporter Mary Dannemiller at 248-7684 or


Pet project


Learning about the river

Sam Barger and Ollie have become buddies during Sam’s year in third-grade at McCormick Elementary School in Milford. Sam loves to read about animals. Nonfiction is his favorite genre. Students and their families often learn more about animals when hosting one of the classroom pets over weekends or holidays. Ollie and Franklin, hooded rats, will spend each month with a different family. Even the corn snakes have summer homes. “Short visits are a terrific way for families to learn about an animal or come to appreciate and understand a new species a bit better,” said Mary Pat Harris, third-grade teacher at McCormick. More than a third of the students in Harris’ class have new pets at home since the start of third grade. “Maybe kids in the Dragonfly Club will want to do a long-range inquiry to determine the kind of pets kids have, the age they were when they came into the home, and what influenced them to get those pets in the first place.”

Science students at Milford Junior High School explain at a Milford Board of Education meeting May 21 a project involving the study and cleanup of the Little Miami River. From left: science teacher Rachell Rapp and students Parker Clouse, Meggan Dingus and Tristan Cook.

Milford BOE spends day with OSBA trainer Community Press Staff Report The Milford Board of Education spent $1,200 for a six hour-long training session with a representative from the Ohio School Boards Association Friday, June 19. Superintendent Bob Farrell said the session was meant as a teambuilding and development meeting and several other local districts

hold similar sessions. “Many boards do it annually at off-site locations for more than one day so we’re actually saving money by having them come to us for only one day,” he said. This is the current board’s first such session, although the previous board participated about two years ago, Farrell said.

Board member Gary Knepp expressed concern about the money spent on the session and said he would not attend because he could not miss a day of work. “There are a lot of things that other districts do that I don’t agree with,” he said. “If I don’t work then I don’t get paid and if I don’t get paid then I don’t eat.”


Christina Swift of Goshen, recruitment and promotions coordinator for Xavier University’s Graduate Program in Health Services Administration, was presented with The Future Leaders Award by NAGAP (National Association of Graduate Education Professionals) at its 22nd annual conference April 23 in New York. The award is presented to an individual in the Association who has

displayed leadership and enthusiasm to the profession and also to the Association. Swift has been a member of NAGAP since 2006, the same year she started at Xavier. She serves on its Marketing and Membership committee as cochair and is responsible for recruiting people to join NAGAP. Swift is also on next year’s conference committee and will help plan the annual conference.


Students of the month


The Live Oaks recent students of the month, from left, are Michael Kelly-Gilliam, Bobby Tucker and Charles Young.



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Brinson bowls into college sports By Anthony Amorini

A torn MCL early in the winter season wasn’t going to keep Dustin Brinson off the hardwood of basketball courts and bowling alleys for his senior year. The 2009 Glen Este

Also on the ballot:

Mark Bayman, Milford, cross country, academic team, track Matt Bayman, Milford, cross country, academic team, track Ethan Daiker, Milford, football and volleyball Joe Dennis, McNick (Bethel resident), wrestling Jeff Elam, Batavia, wrestling and football Kris Hecktor, Batavia, baseball Joseph Niehaus, McNick (Pierce Township resident) Louis Schaljo, Bethel, basketball, tennis, track Jake Terry, CNE, basketball Alexander Woll, Glen Este, football and baseball

graduate made triumphant returns in both sports despite missing six weeks with the injury. Brinson was a captain for both teams. As if playing two varsity sports in the same season wasn’t enough, Brinson was forced to spend additional hours rehabilitating with weight training and pool running. “He smiled and endured through all of the trials and tribulations,” said Glen Este


Glen Este graduate Dustin Brinson prepares for his senior prom.

Dustin Brinson’s favorites Food: Chicken Restaurant: Chipotle Book: “Kite Runner” Television show: Family Guy Athlete: Kevin Garnett Movie: “The Hangover” Musical artist: Lil Wayne Pre-game routine: Stretch, reflect on what I’m about to do, talk to myself and throw on some good music on the iPod Personal hero: Kathy DiMarko Way to relax: Listening to music, playing basketball and running Place to shop: Anywhere that

sells Ed Hardy Sport to play: Basketball Sport to watch: College basketball Athletic memory: I have two. Hitting a game-winning shot against Turpin at the buzzer when everyone on my team tackled me on the court. Also, being part of one-of-four Baker 300 games that have ever been bowled in the nation by a high school team. The whole alley was dead silent for our last three or four frames. Then the alley erupted when we completed the perfect game.


coach Kathy DiMarko. “He was a (varsity bowling) captain for two years and that was well deserved. He flat out had it going on.” Brinson was voted the Clermont County Sportsman of the Year following an online poll. More than 89,000 votes were cast across 13 Community Press ballots to determine 26 winners after readers submitted nominees online. “He deserves the award for sure and I wish him nothing but the best,” DiMarko said. Glen Este boys bowling coach Tom Huber fully agreed. “Dustin is a true leader. I don’t think there’s anything he can’t do,” Huber said. “Everybody on the team looked up to Dustin and he made them all better.” Brinson tore his MCL Friday, Jan. 2, after colliding with Anderson’s Andrew Norwell during a basketball game. Norwell is a 6-foot-7 center committed to play football at the Ohio State University. No less, the dedicated Brinson still attended matches and practices for the bowling team. At the Fort Ancient Valley Conference championships Saturday, Jan. 10, Brinson arrived on crutches to fire up his team, DiMarko said. “He squeezed through the crowd with those crutches and pumped his

team up,” DiMarko said. “When he walked in that day they all cheered. It was difficult (with him on the bench).” Returning to the court Friday, Feb. 13, for basketball’s senior night, Brinson led Glen Este with 14 points during a win over Harrison, 58-51. The boys basketball team finished at 7-15 with Brinson leading the Trojans with 13.2 points a game. “He stayed really busy from October to the end of March. I had to color coordinate my calendar,” Dustin’s mother, Dawn Brinson, joked of keeping up with bowling and basketball. “It was stressful, but he handled it so well.” Dustin’s decision to join the bowling team as a sophomore ultimately landed the Trojan standout a scholarship. Dustin is committed to bowl with Bellarmine University’s Division II program. “I’m stoked that I chose to bowl,” Dustin said. “I wish I would have started my freshman year instead of waiting.” “(Bowling) got me into college and might turn into a career for me,” Dustin said of the prospect of becoming a professional bowler. Dustin managed to stay consistently upbeat while keeping up with two sports in the winter season for three years, DiMarko said. “It was difficult to juggle (basketball and bowling) when I was a sophomore,” Dustin readily admitted. “It was pretty hectic at times, but by the time I was a senior it was fine.”


Flanked by his parents, Dawn and Art Brinson, Dustin Brinson makes his way toward the basketball court for a triumphant return on senior night after successfully recovering from a torn MCL.

Scouting report, Dustin Brinson • Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division Bowler of the Year as junior • Named to first team All FAVC Buckeye Division for bowling three times • Team captain as senior for basketball and bowling • First team at Big Blue Classic and Holiday Classic as senior (bowling) • Missed six weeks of winter season as senior with torn MCL, but returned for basketball Senior Night to lead Trojans with 14 points • Averaged 213 pins a game as senior before tearing MCL • Finished season averaging 206.1 pins a game after After returning to the bowling alley, Dustin missed out on a state qualification by 19 pins. Dustin finished second at sectionals with a threegame total of 683 pins (222, 218, 243). Before tearing his MCL, Dustin averaged 213 pins a game. Dustin finished the season at 206.1 points a game

returning to lanes following injury • Bowled a 278 and twogame total of 524 during best series as senior • Finished sectionals in second place with 683 pins across three games • Missed state qualification by 19 pins as senior with threegame score of 629 • Finished fourth at Ohio High School Singles Championship (competition for seniors) • Nominated for Homecoming Court as freshman, sophomore, junior and senior • Prom Court for junior year • Invited to state championships with Glen Este High School Choir after returning to the lanes. “He was focused more on getting back to bowling because colleges were really looking at him,” Dawn said. “His talent in bowling was his opportunity. It opened doors for him. “He was captain (for basketball and bowling) and I am exceptionally proud of him,” Dawn said.

Sweet savors high school career By Anthony Amorini

Michelle Sweet only had 10 basketball games remaining in her career when an injured teammate necessitated a position shift for the New Richmond standout. But Sweet, a 2009 New Richmond graduate, didn’t hesitate when asked to switch from her familiar role

as a shooting guard to the foreign territory of handling the point for the Lady Lions. Point guard Trista Sebastian suffered a season-ending injury and Sweet stepped in immediately to fill the void. “She wasn’t comfortable playing the position (point guard), but she realized she was the most qualified,” Lion basketball coach Brad Hatfield said. “She is willing

Michelle Sweet’s favorites Food: Mashed potatoes Restaurant: O’Charleys Book: “Twilight” series Television show: “The Hills” Athlete: Ben Roethlisberger Movie: “The Notebook” Musical artist: Kenny Chesney Pre-game routine: Getting food with all the senior girls Personal heroes: Parents Way to relax: Be by myself so

that I can think about things Place to shop: American Eagle Sport to play: Softball Sport to watch: Football Athletic memory: Defeating Western Brown by way of the run rule during senior year softball when Western Brown was ranked No. 1 in state Vacation Spot: Bar Harbor, Maine


New Richmond’s Michelle Sweet, third from the left, takes time for a family photograph following the Lions’ graduation ceremony.

to do whatever it takes and was quite willing to take on the responsibility.” Though the basketball team finished at 3-18, Sweet’s leadership never wavered as one of three captains for the team, Hatfield said. Sweet was a Lion captain in a trio of sports as a senior including softball, soccer and basketball. On the softball diamond, Sweet was a three-year captain. All the while, Sweet maintained a 4.321 GPA while finishing fifth in her class at New Richmond. Sweet was voted the Clermont County Sportswoman of the Year following an online poll. More than 89,000 votes were cast across 13 Community Press ballots to determine 26 winners after readers submitted nominees online. Sweet’s talents were most obvious on the softball field where she played four years on the varsity diamond. As a senior this spring, Sweet finished at 16-3 with a 0.66 ERA and 131 strike outs. Sweet also carried a .306 average at the plate with 13 RBIs. The Lady Lions finished at 16-5 overall behind Sweet’s strong arm and won a sectional title in the process. “Her pitching was excellent and she came through on offense, too,” said New Richmond softball coach

Also on the ballot:

Kelley Benhase. Glen Este, softball and basketball Heather Brown, Williamsburg, softball and volleyball Melanie Constable, Goshen, softball, volleyball and basketball Kayla Ernst, Batavia High, tennis and basketball Christina Gilene, McNicholas (Milford resident), volleyball Cat Humphries, McNicholas (Clermont resident), track, wrestling Morgan Sperry, Amelia, volleyball and basketball Marissa Stutz, Felicity, track and basketball Julie Mihalik. “She was definitely the leader of the team.” Sweet scored 10 goals and recorded four assists during the Lady Lions’ soccer team’s 9-10 campaign while wrapping up a three and a half year varsity career. But now high school sports are in the rearview as Sweet prepares to continue her education at Ohio Northern University. “I had been playing with some of those girls since we were four. It’s going to be so difficult leaving everybody,” Sweet said. Sweet’s mother, Patty Everett, and her father, Danny Sweet, were on the same page as their daughter. “This is really tough for me. She’s my baby and she’s going to be three


New Richmond’s Michelle Sweet gets ready to fire the ball toward the plate during a game against Western Brown.

Scouting report, Michelle Sweet • Captain for varsity softball, basketball and soccer teams senior year • Three-year captain on softball diamond • Named first team All Southern Buckeye Conference all four years in softball • Honorable mention for All City team for 2009 softball • Lady Lion softball MVP in 2009 hours away,” Michelle’s mother Patty Everett joked. “There aren’t words that can explain how proud I am of her. She was always a good role model for the other girls on her teams,” Everett said. Sweet will study to become a pharmacist as a part of a six-year program at the Ohio Northern, she

• Scholar athlete all four years in three sports • Second team All SBC in soccer for senior year • National Honor Society • Won VFW Athlete of the Year for New Richmond High School • 2009 prom court • Finished fifth in class at New Richmond with 4.321 GPA • Graduated with highest honors said. “She’s always been a team player. It’s disappointing to see (high school sports) end, but maybe she’ll end up playing (softball) in college,” Danny said. “She’s so talented and yet so humble. She’s worked hard to get where she is,” Danny said.

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Governor Ted Strickland signed House Bill 215 Jan. 8, which was passed by the 127th General Assembly in December 2008. This law bans the sale and possession of a psychoactive herb called Salvia divinorum and its derivative, Salvinorin A. Salvia Divinorum is a perennial herb in the mint family, native to certain areas of the Sierra Mazateca region of Oaxaca, Mexico, and has been used by the Mazatec Indians for its ritual divination and healing. This drug, also known as Maria Pastora, Diviner’s Sage, Salvia, Sally-D and Magic Mint has grown increasingly popular among teens. It is usually smoked, but sometimes chewed, and produces psychic effects including perceptions of bright lights, vivid colors and shapes, as well as body movements and body or object distortions. Other effects include dysphoria (a state of feeling unwell or unhappy), uncontrolled laughter, a sense of loss of body, overlapping realities, and hallucinations (seeing objects that are not present). Adverse physical effects may include loss of coordination, dizziness and slurred speech. The Bedford Times

R e g i s t e r. c o m reported that this bill introduced after a 12-yearold boy was killed by a friend who was using Salvia, according to testimony presented Chief Rick W. during the House Combs c o m m i t t e e process. “This is a Community very dangerous Press Guest herb and becomColumnist ing very popular,” according to testimony given by Allen and Shelly Bush, whose son Drew was killed in the September 2005 incident. This bill adds Salvia Divinorum and its derivative Salvinorin A, to the list of Schedule I Controlled Substances, ranking it with marijuana, hashish and other illegal drugs. Currently Salvia Divinorum nor any of its constituents, including salvinorin A are controlled under the federal Controlled Substances Act, however a number of states, now including Ohio have placed controls on these substances. Rick W. Combs is chief deputy with the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. He can be reached at 732-7500.

Rain not good for garden this year Howdy folks, It seems the rain doesn’t want to stop. The tractor tires and raised beds are doing good, but the big garden is having a difficult time with all the rain. We are thinking about building more raised beds this fall. The deer like to eat the tops off the tomato plants so we have to fence each plant, but the extra work is worth it. Last week Sherry’s Fishing Lake off Slade Road held a fishing contest for the Mt. Holly Christian Chapel. This was a family function and 52 people took part. There were three places in the contest: Most fish, biggest fish and smallest fish. Gary and Sherry are to be thanked for having this event. Last Thursday Ruth Ann helped set up a bus trip with Tom Taylor’s bus for our church to go to the Grand Lake St. Mary’s Region. There were 37 people who went. This trip visited several sites. One was the Bicycle Museum of America at New Bremen, Ohio, and what a wonderful museum it was. It has folks who give tours and explain the bicycles to you. There were all kinds of bicycles from 1826 to 1973. For example there were the big wheel Shire Boneshaker of 1870, the Ariel of 1870, Columbia Tricycle of 1888 and many more. If you would ever have the chance to visit this you will be very pleased. This museum is on West Monroe Street in New Bremen, on the corner of Route 66 and 274. After touring this we went to a restaurant for a chicken dinner which included: Fried chicken, mashed potatoes, sugar snap peas, bread and drinks, this was in Minster, Ohio. The next tour was of churches. We visited five. Some of these churches started from a log church. The first one we visited was built in the 1800s at the cost of $18,000. We went into two

churches and what beautiful interiors. There was some of the most beautiful mosaics I have ever seen. Each of the churches had a cross on top of George their steeples. Rooks We then drove a former Ole around seminary which Fisherman has been converted into a senior citizens apartment complex. This is a very big farm with their own power plant among other self-supporting facilities including gardens. We would go on again on this trip. If any of you would like to get information about this trip, here is the Auglaize-Mercer Counties Convention Visitor Bureau phone number, 800-860-4736. In the agriculture area, we counted 36 silos. Last Saturday we went to Caesar’s Creek State Park for our nephew and wife’s 40th wedding anniversary, we celebrated 50 years in January and his Mom and Dad celebrated 64 years in February. Our family have a history of long marriages. On the way to the shelter house where the picnic was, we saw a feller whose truck had caught fire and burned. We didn’t know him but felt sorry for him. On Saturday evening we celebrated our granddaughter’s 21st birthday. It doesn’t seem possible that she is that old. These young folks sure grow up in a hurry. Don’t forget the Founders Day Celebration in Burke Park June 26, June 27 and June 28. Start your week by going to the church of your choice and praise the good Lord. God bless all. George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.







It’s about this time of year that I start counting the number of days until fall. The count’s kind of high right now. Technically, spring is just barely over. My husband and I love spending evenings together on our patio, but when temperatures and humidity skyrocket, I stay inside and try to deal with summer cabin fever. Usually, every summer tortures us with at least a few days of dangerously high temperatures. That can mean serious trouble if you don’t follow the rules of heat safety. Severe illness and even death can occur from dehydration, or when a person’s body is overcome by heat and the stress is too great for the heart. Everyone is aware of the dangers of heat stress, but it is especially dangerous for older adults who are the most vulnerable to heat stress and other related problems. People more at risk for becoming ill in hot weather are those with weak hearts, high blood pressure, problems with circulation, diabetes, a previous stroke, excessive weight, an infection or fever, diarrhea, skin diseases or sunburn which may reduce sweating, and those who are drinking

alcoholic beverages. The early warning signs include feeling hot and uncomfortable, a lack of energy or loss of appetite. These Linda Eppler mild signs are not a cause for alarm Community unless they are Press Guest persistent. Columnist Other signs are more serious. Older adults are advised to call their physician or seek other medical help if any of the following occur: Dizziness, rapid heartbeat, diarrhea, nausea, throbbing headache, dry skin (no sweating), chest pain, great weakness, mental changes, breathing problems, vomiting or cramps. The following tips for avoiding heat stress are provided by the Center for Environmental Physiology as a way to stay cool and safe in the heat: • Spend as much time as you can in cooler surroundings, such as a cooler room in the house, a shopping mall, senior centers (call us for one near you), public libraries or movie theaters. • Take cooling baths and show-


ers. Wear light and as little clothing as possible. • Drink water often and in reasonable amounts. Coffee and tea do not count. Avoid alcohol. Alcohol interferes with the ability of the body to fight off heat stress and can put a strain on the heart. • Slow down. Physical activity produces body heat. Watch what you eat. Avoid hot foods and heavy meals, and watch salt use. Do not take “salt tablets” without you doctor’s permission. • Use air conditioners. This can provide life saving relief from heat stress, especially if someone has a medical condition like heart disease. Cooling with fans may be helpful. However, be cautious when it is extremely hot since a person can actually gain body heat by blowing very hot air over the body. If you do not currently have air conditioning or you cannot afford your summer electric bill, there may be help available. Some seniors may qualify for limited assistance with their electric bill. For more information, Clermont County Community Services at 732-2277. Linda Eppler is the director of communications for Clermont Senior Services.

Early childhood investment wise strategy At this very moment, legislators in Columbus are making difficult choices about what programs will receive the limited dollars available in the state budget. If there ever were a time when we have needed wise leadership, it is now. We must encourage legislators to support programs that are proven to work and save public tax dollars, and we must call upon social services to deliver programs that are accountable. One of those programs is Help Me Grow and Every Child Succeeds is one of many organizations that helps to implement this program in southwest Ohio. Help Me Grow is a home visitation program that provides support for at-risk, first-time mothers. Home visitation programs like Every Child Succeeds deliver quantifiable outcomes for mothers, babies and communities to help children develop prenatally through the first years of life. This early investment helps avoid the need for costly services for these children in the future, helps mothers find and keep their jobs, and helps them get the childcare they need so they don’t lose their jobs. Unfortunately, funding for Help Me Grow is under attack in Columbus and that puts children and families in Ohio at risk. During the last 10 years, Every

Child Succeeds has made nearly 300,000 visits and helped more than 15,500 families in southwestern Ohio. ECS data proves this program works Judith B. Van and saves lives. southwest Ginkel In Ohio, babies born Community to ECS mothers Press guest have a decreased columnist infant mortality rate. • ECS – 4.7 deaths per 1,000 live births. • Cincinnati – 17 deaths per 1,000 live births. • Ohio – 7.9 deaths per 1,000 live births. Additional positive outcomes include: • 91 percent of children develop age-expected language skills. • 94 percent of children have a regular pediatrician. • 65 percent of mothers are in school or employed. • 92 percent of children have a safe home environment. • Decreased substance abuse, dependence on public assistance, juvenile delinquency, child abuse is seen. • Improved school readiness, birth outcomes and child develop-

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ment is created. ECS serves the highest risk Ohioans. They are fragilely connected to the workforce. They are low-income. Many are either victims of violence or have witnessed violence. One-half are clinically depressed. If we don’t have early intervention programs like HMG, there will be negative short- and longterm repercussions. Infant mortality will increase, children will not be ready for school and dependence on more expensive intervention services and programs (like public assistance) will increase in the short term and be compounded over the long term. Through our rigorous data analysis, this is what we know will occur. I have enough faith in our country to believe that recovery will begin soon, and it will happen because elected officials in Columbus will make the right decisions on behalf of Ohio citizens. Investing in early childhood development is the most efficient economic development strategy available. An improved system for Ohio’s children – a system that is evidence-based, effective and targeted to those most at risk is critical to moving our state forward. Judy Van Ginkel is president of Every Child Succeeds.

Next question What is your favorite Fourth of July event? Why do you like it?

What features would you like to see included in a health care reform plan?

“My answer is none. The federal government has exceeded the authority under our Constitution. “My greatest disappointment is the fact our local officials have not challenged this, and taken the funds the U.S. does not have, leading to further control. “I would like to see our local officials in full control of our activities including the schools and rejecting the federal funds and the control that comes with it.” F.J.B.

What do you think of Duke Energy’s plans to build a nuclear power plant in Piketon? What concerns do you have, if any? Every week The Community Journal asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with “chatroom” in the subject line. “Rather than talking about it for decades, finally do something about it. “A no-brainer would be to allow all U.S.A. citizenry to have the same type of coverage as our U.S.A. senators and congressional representatives which offers a multitude of quality coverage. “Since we can afford to ‘give’

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SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT Marina committed to customers By Kellie Geist


Three generations of Mackes help operate the Shelter Cove Marina. From left: Tony Macke, Nick Macke and Nick’s daughter Hannah Macke.

Shelter Cove Marina

Owner: Nick Macke 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day, May 1 through Oct. 31 5001 Kellogg Avenue on the Little Miami River 513-231-5001 Summer valet service and uncovered storage Boats up to 20 feet: $$750 Boats between 21 feet and 24 feet: $875 Boats between 25 feet and 27 feet: $1,075 For covered boat ports, add $275 ship. Shelter Cove Marina is located on the Little Miami River about one mile from the mouth of the Ohio River. Their location keeps boater from having to deal with wakes, currents and traffic while trying to launch or bring in their boats. Customer service is emphasized at the marina. “We try to do some more customer-service friendly type things like washing the boats off for people, or helping owners fix their boats when I can,” Nick said. “We provide great service to our customers.”



Emergency responders from multiple states and many jurisdictions came together June 15 to hone their water rescue skills. For the training exercise, BB Riverboats brought the Belle of Cincinnati to the boat ramp at Woodland Mound Park just outside New Richmond. The Belle of Cincinnati had been in a mock crash with a barge while carrying 440 passengers. The coroner’s report later showed that 180 of those passengers were dead, including 10 who were thrown into the river and one who washed downstream. Responders dealt with everything from the initial crash to assisting the injured and investigating the scene. “This exercise has been most beneficial for all agencies involved. We worked well together and found that our planning and training needs some work,” said Beth Nevel, director of the Clermont County Department of Public Safety Services. Col. James Smith, Pierce Township police chief, said the training helped his officers learn to handle the situation both on and off the river. He said, in the event of an incident like this happening, the police would be


Members of the Pierce Township Fire Department work to get the department’s water rescue boat out of the Ohio River. From left: Christopher Davenport, Jo Gundler, Capt. Connie Gravitt and Don Gates.



Pierce Township Fire Chief Aaron Boggs transports one of the boat crash victims to the river overlook at the Woodland Mound Park boat ramp. responsible for protecting the potential crime scene, investigating the cause of the crash, making sure the ingress and egress are organized and assisting as needed. “If you have that many people who are injured, you can’t have all the ambulances pull up at once. There has to be order to the staging areas for vehicles and personnel ... It’s all very detailed,” Smith said. Smith said the skills his officers acquired during the training also apply to every day incidents and on-land situations. “The basic organizational and other skills transfer to many other emergency situations,” he said. “We learned a

A group of Clermont County officials discuss the training and consider what they could do to create a complication. Debbie Hawkins, the coroner’s administrative assistant and investigator, suggests needing 180 freezer units to preserve the bodies of those who died in the crash. From left: Department of Public Safety Services Resource Supervisor Barb Davis, Clermont County Commissioner Ed Humphrey, DPSS Director Beth Nevel, Clermont County Coroner Brian Treon and Hawkins. lot. In an emergency, everything happens very quickly and it’s all very stressful.” The Local Emergency Planning Commission requires this type of full-scale training exercise every four years. Nevel said it’s something they should probably do more often, though no plans for that have been discussed. “Having multiple agencies on a river response is difficult ... We need to work on communications,” Nevel said. “A lot of times improving that communication doesn’t take more money. It takes us getting policies together and practicing.” Police and fire depart-

ments from New Richmond, Union Township, Pierce Township, Miami Township and Anderson Township were part of the training and other agencies, including the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, the Clermont County Coroner’s Office, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Hamilton County Park District, Greater Cincinnati Hazardous Materials Unit, The United States Coast Guard, the Campbell and Kenton County Emergency Management Agencies, Boone County Water, the Clermont County Department of Public Safety Services and the Clermont Office of Public Information also participated.

Join us Friday for ‘chat party’

Dance party

The League for Animal Welfare is hosting the Scooter’s Mutt Run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at Quaker Steak & Lube, 590 Chamber Drive, Milford. Motorcycle riders go on a scavenger hunt for chances to win prizes. Proceeds to


By Kellie Geist


The Ladies Auxiliary of Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562 is hosting a Fish Fry from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, June 26, at the post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Milford. The event features fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or sixpiece shrimp dinner. Dinners include cole slaw and fries. Carryout is available. The cost is $6 and up. Call 575-2102.

Mutt run


Emergency responders practice water rescue

Clermont County Coroner Brian Treon takes a look at one of the victims still on the Belle of Cincinnati during the river rescue training exercise. BB Riverboats staff helped stage the event.

Fish fry

American Legion Post 450 is hosting a Friday Night Dance Party from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday, June 26, at the sheltered pavilion, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Milford. The event features live music. Food and drinks are available. Event is free. Call 831-9876.


Tummer is the perfect time of year to get out on the water. Shelter Cove Marina, located just off Interstate275 on Kellogg Avenue, is a family-owned and oriented business committed to helping boaters get the most out their boat. The marina has ample space to store boats, both covered and uncovered, and they also operate a valet service to launch boats into the water and pull them out for the owners. “Owners keep their boats on the trailer and, when they want use their boats, we hook the trailer up to a tractor and put the boats in the water for them,” said owner Nick Macke. “We try to make sure the boats are ready to go within 15 or 20 minutes.” Macke, along with a friend from high school, bought the business in October of 2007. He and his family spent that fall and winter cleaning up the property. “It was a major major clean-up because the marina had been down for a while. It was a mess,” said Nick’s father, Tony Macke, who helps man the marina in the morning hours. Shelter Cove Marina opened for business in the summer of 2008. “Having a marina is something I have wanted to do for a long period of time, but with gas prices at $5 per gallon and the economy the way it is, it has been tough,” Macke said. Macke helps out with the family printing business and his wife, Norma, works at a bank and at Hallmark in addition to their duties at the marina. The Macke’s live with their family in Union Town-


benefit the League for Animal Welfare. Cost is $20, $5 for passengers. Call 735-2299.

Explore streams

Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods is hosting Summer Stream Exploration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Union Township. Meet the naturalist at the stream. Learn about collecting and identifying fossils. The event is open to all ages. The cost is $5, $1 per child, free for members. Call 831-1711.

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The chat this Friday, June Hey moms, you’re invit26, will be from 9 p.m. to mided to a party Friday night. night. At the end, we’ll draw There’ll be lively conversation, laughs and even Karen for 10 winners of tickets each to cocktails if you’re in the Gutiérrez two see “Mamma Mia!” mood. The best part: You don’t managing at the Aronoff Cenneed a baby sitter or a new editor ter for the Performing Arts opening outfit. The festivities all take night, July 14. place online, at CincyMomsTickets to this fun musical, featurEvery few weeks or so ing the greatest hits on Friday nights, we start a of ABBA, are $70, discussion on the site that so this giveaway is a great opportuniwe call our Friday Night Chat Party. Everyone jumps in to chat about ty to see a top-rated show. We’ll be having another chat party anything and everything in a faston the following Friday, July 3, for paced, often silly way. On a recent Friday, for instance, another 10 “Mamma Mia!” winners. We hope you’ll join us, as we love chat-party topics ranged from bra shopping to Zac Efron to babies fight- new people. To find instructions for the chat party, please go to Momsing bedtimes. In total, there were 759 posts made About 7,000 women in Cincinnati in our chat party that night. To add some excitement, we give and Northern Kentucky visit our site away movie or show tickets after the each day. The great thing about our chats is chat is over. Everyone who participated in the that you get to “meet” other moms chat is automatically entered in the and discover what you have in comticket drawing, and the more you post mon, before trying to meet anyone in in the chat, the greater your chances person. We often see moms joining our site to win.

And the Hot Dads are … Winner of the Hot Dads voting was Joe Yunger of Taylor Mill. Winner of the random drawing was Mike Templin of Colerain Township. They will be throwing the first pitch at baseball games downtown July 27 and 28. To see all 180 Hot Dad submissions, go to www. and immediately trying to set up playdates in real-life. This doesn’t work all that well, because our members like to get to know people first through conversation on the site – it helps everyone feel more comfortable. For more on how to get started on, please visit our basic instructions and welcome message at We look forward to “seeing” you on Friday! Karen Gutiérrez is managing editor of Reach her at, and follow local mom topics on



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Normandy Open House Days, noon-8 p.m. Normandy Swim and Tennis Club, 9585 Union Cemetery Road. Potential members invited to preview facility. Guests required to sign in at front desk. $1 with canned good donation. 683-0232. Loveland.


Thursday Afternoon Book Club, 1:30 p.m. “Hotel Riviera” by Elizabeth Adler. MilfordMiami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 248-0700. Milford.

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Community Blood Drive. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dunkin’ Donuts, 880 Ohio 28. Donors automatically registered to win a pair of suite tickets for the July 4 Cincinnati Reds game at Great American Ball Park. Free. Appointments recommended. Presented by Hoxworth Blood Center. 831-5916. Milford.



Nature Calls Geology and Fossil Tour, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Descend geology steps to stream while learning about geologic history of area. Signs direct participants to call-in information line to hear prerecorded message from naturalist about fossils, landforms, glaciers and more. Bring cell phone. Self-guided tour. 831-1711. Milford.


Hike For Your Health, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Hike all 10 trails to win drawstring backpack. $5 passport; nonmembers pay admission: $5, $1 ages 3-12 Saturday-Sunday; $3, $1 ages 3-12 Tuesday-Friday; free Monday. 831-1711. Union Township.

SPORTS-REGISTRATIONS & TRYOUTS Expressway Park Softball, noon-5 p.m. Expressway Park, 689 U.S. 50. Men’s, women’s and mixed couple leagues available. Registration required. 831-2273. Milford. F R I D A Y, J U N E 2 6


Party of Note: Julie E. Clark, a Living Legend in Aviation, 6:30 p.m. Clermont County Airport, 4184 Taylor Road. Retired Northwest Airlines captain speaks on her life adventure. Named one of the 70 original Living Legends of Aviation. Includes snacks and beverages. Bring seating. Casual dress. Benefits Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. $35. Reservations required. Presented by Cincinnati Symphony Association. 381-3300. Batavia Township.

Vintage Children’s Books Display, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Promont House Museum, 906 Main St. Collection of early children’s books from turn of the 20th century. Included with admission: $5, $1 children, free for members. Presented by Greater Milford Area Historical Society. 248-2304. Milford.


Blues Merchants, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Latitudes, 18 Main St. 831-9888. Milford.


Nature Calls Geology and Fossil Tour, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 831-1711. Milford.


Hike For Your Health, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 8311711. Union Township.


St. Columban Parish Festival, 5:30 p.m.11:30 p.m. St. Columban Church, 894 Oakland Road. Music, food, games, raffle, bidand-buy and children’s rides. All ages. Free. Through June 28. 683-0105. Loveland.


Fish Fry, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131. Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes coleslaw and french fries. Carryout available. $6 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 575-2102. Milford. Casual Wine Tasting, 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike. Pub. Includes music. $5. 697-9705. Loveland.


Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Shooters Sports Grill, 774-7007. Loveland. Happy Hour, 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Latitudes, 8319888. Milford.


All-Night Fishing, 8 p.m. Lake Isabella, 7911663. Symmes Township. Scooter’s Mutt Run, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Quaker Steak & Lube, 590 Chamber Drive. Motorcycle riders go on scavenger hunt for chances to win prizes. Benefits League for Animal Welfare. $20, $5 passengers. Presented by League for Animal Welfare. 735-2299. Milford. Hike For Your Health, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 8311711. Union Township.


Surplus Perennial Sale, 8 a.m.-11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. Bring plastic bags, markers and labels. $30 five shovelfuls; $7 donation per shovelful Presented by Granny’s Garden School. 324-2873. Loveland.

SPORTS-REGISTRATIONS & TRYOUTS Expressway Park Softball, noon-5 p.m. Expressway Park, 831-2273. Milford.

SPORTS-REGISTRATIONS & TRYOUTS Expressway Park Softball, noon-5 p.m. Expressway Park, 831-2273. Milford.


Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Milford Shopping Center, 1025 Lila Ave. Group of local growers sell fruits, vegetables, honey, potted flowers, cut flowers, herbs, seasonal decorations and more. Severe weather may shorten market times. Presented by Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association. 633-5218. Milford.


St. Columban Parish Festival, 3 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Chicken dinner available. St. Columban Church, 6830105. Loveland.


Vintage Children’s Books Display, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Promont House Museum, 248-2304. Milford.


Sidewinder Band, 10 p.m. Buffalo Harry’s, 1001 Lila Ave. Presented by Knob Creek Bourbon. 831-6307. Milford.


Bird Walk, 8 a.m.-10 a.m. With Dave Helm. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Dress for weather, bring binoculars. Included with admission: $5, $1 children; free for members. 8311711. Union Township. Summer Stream Exploration, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Meet naturalist at stream. Learn about collecting and identifying fossils. All ages. $5, $1 children, free members. 831-1711. Union Township. Snake Feeding, noon, Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Public snake feeding. $5, $1 children, free members. 831-1711. Milford.


League for Animal Welfare is hosting the Scooter’s Mutt Run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at Quaker Steak & Lube, 590 Chamber Drive, Milford. Motorcycle riders go on a scavenger hunt for chances to win prizes. Proceeds to benefit the League for Animal Welfare. The cost is $20, $5 passengers. Call 735-2299. M O N D A Y, J U N E 2 9


Anime Club, 6 p.m. Owensville Branch Library, 2548 U.S. 50. Teens watch and discuss anime. Snacks provided. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 732-6084. Owensville.


Grailville Garden Volunteer Day, 9 a.m.noon Focusing on Garlic. Harvest and dry garlic; plant winter squash and mulch perennials with gardener, Mary Lu Lageman. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. Work in organic garden and kitchen. Lunch and tour follows. Wear clothes and footwear that can get dirty. Bring gloves, water, sunscreen, hat and snacks. No experience required. Volunteers welcome other hours and days-call to schedule. Free; $15 tour and lunch. Reservation required for lunch. 683-2340. Loveland. S U N D A Y, J U N E 2 8


Hike For Your Health, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 8311711. Union Township. Canoe With Circle Tail, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Trips depart on the hour. Loveland Canoe and Kayak, 200 Crutchfield Place. Canoe with well-mannered dog along Little Miami River. Benefits Circle Tail. Varying trip lengths available. Coolers accepted; no Styrofoam or glass. Reservations recommended. 6773586. Loveland.


SPORTS-REGISTRATIONS & TRYOUTS Expressway Park Softball, noon-5 p.m. Expressway Park, 831-2273. Milford.




Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Shooters Sports Grill, 774-7007. Loveland. Hungry to Learn?, 10:30 a.m. Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131. Barbara Parker from the Ohio’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program will discuss food, nutrition, physical activity and making small changes for your family. For parents. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 248-0700. Milford.



Nature Calls Geology and Fossil Tour, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 831-1711. Milford.

Lake Isabella Fishing Boathouse, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Lake Isabella, 521-7275. Symmes Township.

Explorer’s Club, 2 p.m. Goshen Branch Library, 6678 Ohio 132. “Pirates, Egyptians and Ancient Greeks Oh My!” Stories, crafts and games. Grades 1-5. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 722-1221. Goshen.






Family Story Time, 10 a.m. Goshen Branch Library, 6678 Ohio 132. All ages. Stories, games and crafts. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 722-1221. Goshen. Summer Story Time, 11 a.m. Goshen Branch Library, 6678 Ohio 132. Stories, games and crafts. Ages 3-6. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 722-1221. Goshen.

St. Columban Parish Festival, 1 p.m.-9 p.m. St. Columban Church, 683-0105. Loveland. Vintage Children’s Books Display, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Promont House Museum, 248-2304. Milford.

Nature Calls Geology and Fossil Tour, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 831-1711. Milford.


Summer Story Time, 10 a.m. toddlers and 11:30 a.m. preschoolers. Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131. Stories, dance and crafts. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 248-0700. Miami Township.




Cardio Kickboxing Class, 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Excel Mixed Martial Arts Academy, 1451 Ohio 28. $20 for four classes. 575-5425. Loveland.

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Friday Night Dance Party, 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive. At sheltered pavilion. Features live music. Food and drinks available. Free. 8319876. Milford.

Nature Calls Geology and Fossil Tour, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 831-1711. Milford.

Nature Calls Geology and Fossil Tour, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 831-1711. Milford.


Lake Isabella Fishing Boathouse, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Lake Isabella, 521-7275. Symmes Township. Loveland Castle, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Loveland Castle, 683-4686. Symmes Township.


Hike For Your Health, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 8311711. Union Township.

Free Tae Kwon Do Classes, 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Excel Mixed Martial Arts Academy, 5755425. Loveland. W E D N E S D A Y, J U L Y 1


Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Market, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Milford Shopping Center, 633-5218. Milford.

Herpetology Program, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Greater Cincinnati Herpetological Society discusses reptiles and amphibians. $3, $1 children; members free. 831-1711. Union Township. Nature Calls Geology and Fossil Tour, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 831-1711. Milford.


Lake Isabella Fishing Boathouse, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Lake Isabella, 521-7275. Symmes Township. Loveland Castle, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Loveland Castle, 683-4686. Symmes Township.


Hike For Your Health, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 8311711. Union Township. Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Shaw Farms Produce, 1737 Ohio 131. Sweet corn, tomatoes, cantaloupes, watermelons, cucumbers, pickles, yellow squash, zucchini and green beans both stringless and half runners. Some other things: peaches, plums, nectarines, potatoes, Vidalia onions, Amish meats, cheeses and jarred goods. Call for hours. 575-2022. Miami Township.


Discovering Creation and Beyond, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Weekly through July 22. Milford Christian Church, 844 Ohio 131. Educational program for grades 2-6 to discover Biblical understanding of creation, the flood and dinosaurs. Field Trip to Creation Museum July 22. $15. 831-0196. Miami Township.

Hike For Your Health, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 8311711. Union Township.

SPORTS-REGISTRATIONS & TRYOUTS Expressway Park Softball, noon-5 p.m. Expressway Park, 831-2273. Milford. T U E S D A Y, J U N E 3 0


Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Shooters Sports Grill, 774-7007. Loveland. Happy Hour, 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Latitudes, 8319888. Milford.


Explorer’s Club, 11 a.m. Doris Wood Branch Library, 180 S. Third St. Stories, crafts and games. Grades 1-6. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 732-2128. Batavia.


PROVIDED New Kids on the Block perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave. Performing with them are Jesse McCartney and Jabbawockeez. Tickets are $87, $67. Call 800-745-3000 or visit

Drop-In Story Time, 10 a.m. Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St. Stories, games, songs and crafts. All ages. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 7241070. Williamsburg. Summer Story Time, 10 a.m. All ages. Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 2480700. Miami Township. Summer Story Time, 10 a.m. Doris Wood Branch Library, 180 S. Third St. For ages 18 months to 5 years. Stories, games and crafts. Registration required. 732-2128. Batavia.

PROVIDED “Dora the Explorer Live! Search for the City of Lost Toys” comes to the Aronoff Center Friday-Sunday, June 26-28. It is based on the Nickelodeon cartoon. Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15-$35. Call 800-982-2787 or visit



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A summertime reflection on human sexuality Roman philosop h y s h o w s otherwise. In the “Phaedo,” P l a t o declared, Father Lou “It seems Guntzelman that so Perspectives long as we are alive, we shall continue closest to knowledge if we avoid as much as we can all contact and association with the body unless absolutely necessary.” Aristotle was particularly critical of the pleasures of touch and taste. Western beliefs and church attitudes about sex were especially influenced by Stoicism. Stoics took a stern view of sexual pleasure. Mastery of the mind should be maintained even in marriage. It is wrong to lust after another man’s wife, and equally wrong to lust after one’s own wife. Augustine thought “for a couple to copulate for any purpose other than procreation was debauchery.” St. Paul, influenced by Hellenism, saw marriage as a concession to human weakness.

Western beliefs and church attitudes about sex were especially influenced by Stoicism. Stoics took a stern view of sexual pleasure. Mastery of the mind should be maintained even in marriage. It is wrong to lust after another man’s wife, and equally wrong to lust after one’s own wife. Since the 1960s, we have been blundering and stumbling toward a more mature and wholesome attitude toward human sexuality. We’re certainly not there yet. A misuse of sex still lies at the heart of many social and psychological problems: rape, incest, pornography, abortion, pedophilia, even casual hooking-up and friends with benefits are all Exhibit A in evidence against a wholesome integration of sexuality into our lives. It’s as though since the 1960s we have made progress from a negative childish attitude toward sex, and have now arrived at a collective adolescent stage where narcissism and indulgence reign – but still not a responsible appreciation and use. Years ago Fulton Sheen wrote, “Sex is the most psy-

chosomatic of human functions. There is nothing else in which body and soul, finite and infinite, flesh and spirit are so closely intertwined. When sex and love are allowed to link the two, peace and joy result. When flesh and spirit are divorced, and sex is sought alone, boredom and ennui result.” Where are the men who will help in sexuality’s integration? In “Adam’s Return,” Father Richard Rohr, O.F.M., 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. Smaller pleasures become a stairway and an invitation to higher ones …

They offer a first taste but then create a taste for something more and something higher. This is the necessary training of the lover archetype.” Such men respect sex, women and God’s gifts.

Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@community or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.


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Summertime offers a visual smorgasbord of the human body. Warm air, less clothing, swimming, jogging and sunbathing draw attention and create sexual interest. Regardless of season, our culture celebrates the human body on stage, screen, TV and fashion. Immature and exaggerated as it may be, our focus on the body is a moving away from a centuries-long appraisal of negativity. The body for so long was seen as a prison for the spirit. Some earlier religions and philosophies believed that the best thing that could happen is when we die and are released from our bodies. Now we hold that there is a wholesome unity between body and soul. Our bodies are honorable and essential components of being human. A healthy and spiritual understanding of human sexuality has not had good allies. Many moderns think that sexual restrictiveness is the result of Christianity and that the ancients were free of them. Quite the contrary. A perusal of Greek and

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‘Orange’ you glad Rita tried again? do that by adjusting the baking time downwards. I made mine in a 9-by-13 pan because it was easier, especially since my husband kept chiding me with “are you still fooling with that – isn’t it time to move on?” Easy for him to say.

Rita’s orange dreamsicle/ creamsicle cake clone 1



ounces) l e m o n supreme cake mix 1 small package orange JellO (3 ounces) Rita 1 ⁄3 cup Heikenfeld vegetable oil Rita’s kitchen 3 large eggs 1 teaspoon orange extract 11⁄4 cups orange juice 1 ⁄4 teaspoon unsweetened orange Kool-Aid Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9-by-13 pan with cooking spray. Place cake mix, Jell-O, oil, eggs, and orange extract in mixing bowl. Add orange juice and Kool-Aid and beat on low until moistened. Increase to medium and beat a few minutes longer. The batter will be smooth. Pour into pan. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Don’t overbake. If cake humps up in the center, when you take it out of the oven, put a folded towel over it and press down with your hands. Voilà – a perfectly even cake (what you are doing is pressing the air out). Let it cool while making the topping.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

Make a double batch of topping. Use half for a wonderful dip for fresh fruit or to

Can you help?

Newport’s Manyet’s bakery icing: Cindy Fessler said she hasn’t found an icing they like as well. Does anyone have a similar recipe? “My family was so disappointed when it closed,” she said. Like Skyline’s black bean and rice soup for BG: “I can’t seem to find anything even close to it. Can’t get enough of it.” Pelican Reef’s coleslaw: Shari Weber, an Anderson Township reader, loves this and wants to make it for her husband. “Something’s different in there and it’s so good,” she told me. Loveland’s Hitch’s, now closed, chicken salad: Reader Phil Jones says this can be purchased through Zapps Bar next to the old deli, but would like to make it at home. Like Ruby’s white macaroni: For Marella Holmes. Bugogi and spinach like Korean Riverside Restaurant, Covington: Sue Dreibelbis and her family love the bulgogi served there and her kids are crazy about the spinach. “My kids don’t eat many vegetables so I’m desperate to find the spinach recipe,” she said. make tiny tarts. Use mandarin oranges instead of pineapple.

Pineapple cream cheese topping Beat together:

1 can, about 20 ounces, crushed pineapple, drained or not, whatever you like (undrained your frosting will be a little softer – I like that version since it has more flavor) 3 ounces cream cheese, softened Package (3.5 ounces ) instant vanilla pudding

Then fold in:

8 ounces or so thawed whipped topping Spread on cooled cake and garnish as desired.

Chipotle mayonnaise

For Jerry, who wanted an extra special spicy sauce for

his burgers. Mix 1 cup mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons each olive oil and lemon juice. Add a scant 2 teaspoons puréed canned chipotle chiles in adobo, a teaspoon or so of garlic and a handful of chopped cilantro. Taste, add salt and add more garlic, lemon, etc. if needed.

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Last week I asked you for good pea recipes. If you’d like to see the ones fellow readers sent in, go to the Web version of my column at or call 513-591-6163 and leave your name and address if you’d like one mailed to you. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at columns@ with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Or call 513-248-7130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at

Don’t be a victim of the road More motorcycles hit local roadways every year. In fact, the Ohio State Highway Patrol reports that motorcycle registrations increased 12 percent between 2005 and 2007, with a 13-percent increase in female riders, and an 11-percent increase in drivers 50 and older. “With more motorcycles on the roadway as the weather warms, we need to remind bike riders that safety comes first,” said Sgt. Kevin Long with the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) Batavia Post. “Last year the OSHP investigated 40 motorcycle crashes in Clermont (Coun-

ty); 37 of which with a reported injury. There were three fatal motorcycle crashes in the county. Speed was the number one factor contributing to the crashes.” Sgt. Long reminds motorcycle drivers that they need a motorcycle endorsement before they hop on. He said they routinely pick up motorcycle drivers that are not properly licensed. “Also, while Ohio does not have a law requiring motorcycle riders to wear a helmet, I would encourage everyone to wear one,” he said. “I know of at least one fatality in the county that we

had last year that probably would not have occurred if the driver were wearing a helmet.” Another major hazard for motorcycle riders involves animals. “We’ve all seen the damage a deer can do to a car; imagine what one can do to a motorcycle,” said Long. He said the best advice he can give is for bike riders to be constantly aware of their surroundings and to drive defensively. There are many motorcycle training courses that are available, including one that offers a refresher course at


have the same reaction as everyone else I’ve tested it on – Delicious! After trying various ways to make it taste “right,” all I can tell you is this is as close as I’m ever going to get to this restaurant favorite. Even after eating all my mistakes, I still love the cake, and the topping even more. Now the restaurants usually make a two or three layer cake. I’m sure you can


As I write this column, I’m waiting on clone No. 4 of the Orange Dreamsicle Cake like Fireside Restaurant in Georgetown, and a number of other restaurants’ versions, to cool so I can frost it. I’m taking it to Channel 19 for a live cooking demo tomorrow morning. I know Rob Williams and Sheila Gray, along with Frank Marzullo, Dan Romito and the rest of the crew will


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In recent years, the Clermont County General Health District has identified and investigated several outbreaks of recreational water illnesses spread by swallowing, breathing vapors or having contact with contaminated water. The Clermont General Health District licenses all community swimming pools within the county each year, and conducts frequent inspections of these facilities to ensure safety standards are met. Bathing beaches are also closely monitored. To avoid illness, don’t swim when you have diarrhea, don’t swallow pool water, take children on regular bathroom breaks, take a shower before swimming and don’t change diapers poolside. Every year thousands of people are rushed to emergency rooms for injuries associated with pool chemicals. There are precautions homeowners should take to ensure family and friends are safe while enjoying backyard pools: By practicing healthy swimming habits you can protect yourself and others from developing waterrelated illnesses. For more information on health swimming, visit the Centers for Disease Control Web site healthywater/swimming or visit the Clermont County Health District Web site

Board held their February planning meeting in conjunction with a field trip to the Mad Potter in Madeira. There the members painted pottery while discussing upcoming projects and business. If you will be in junior


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they filled more than 100 food bags to be given to needy families and made cards for Meals on Wheels to give to shut-ins. Also, members and advisors participated in a cookies/recipe exchange. Recently the FCS Teen


The Clermont County FCS Teen Board is dedicated to promoting the appreciation of Family and Consumer Science practices. The Teen Board helps organize and promote home economic activities during the annual Clermont County Fair. These events include the 4-H FCS project judging, the 4-H Style Review, modeling contest, illustrated talks and demonstration contests, food skill-a-thons, bake-it contest, 4-H Cloverbud activities and more. March was a busy month for the FCS Teen Board. The members hosted two clinics. One clinic concentrated on food and nutrition and the other on fashion and clothing. These yearly clinics are dedicated to helping members select and prepare their 4-H home economic projects for judging. The Teen Board enjoys giving back to the community. In the past few months,




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Seniors need help with chores Senior Services. As the senior population grows, so does the desire of its members to live alone. But along with desire is the frustration that comes when a person can no longer independently take care his or her home. “I receive dozens of requests for someone to mow the lawn, rake the leaves, wash windows, repair a porch railing and other normal homeowner tasks,” Brumagem said. “These chores offer excellent volunteer opportunities for business,

customers currently are on the community engagement waiting list. “Unfortunately, I don’t have a backlog of volunteers waiting to be placed,” Brumagem said. Community engagement groups also can deliver meals to homebound seniors by taking turns delivering meals once a week in their area. “We also have volunteer Meals-on-Wheels routes that need to be filled,” Brumagem said. If interested in volunteering, call 536-4060

civic, church and youth groups. The volunteer department has a community engagement program geared towards volunteer groups that offers one-time or seasonal volunteer tasks.” Duke Energy, Amelia Senior Support Commission, Eastgate Christian Church, Faith Evangelical Church, CIMX Corp., Pierce Township Fire Department, General Electric, and Ethicon have stepped forward to lend a hand to seniors in their communities. However, more than a dozen Senior Services

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servation District (SWCD). Student-designed rain gardens are being planted throughout the month of May. Rain gardens use an infiltration technique. Water is captured in a garden that features native plantings, and the water has a chance to slowly filter into the ground, rather than run off into the storm sewer. It is a popular way to reduce nonpoint source pollution and protect lakes and streams. “We are very fortunate to have the chance to work with so many different schools on this exciting proj-


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Six American Heritage Girls from eastside parishes recently received their Marian Medal at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. The girls are Shauna Combs from St. Ann Parish (Williamsburg), Alicia Dennison from St. Louis Parish (Owensville), Kathleen Hillebrand from Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish (Anderson Township), Clare Liming and Theresa Liming from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish (Milford), and Michelle Ragusa from St. Andrew Parish (Milford). The girls met during the last 18 months to work on their Catholic spiritual award, which is one of the requirements for their Dolley Madison Level Award in the American Heritage Girls. Fr. Jerry Hiland, pastor at St. Louis, officiated for the mass and presented the Marian Medals, with Sr. Mary Evelyn Hillebrand RSM, who had given their retreat. Pictured are: Shauna Combs (Troop 2004), Michelle Ragusa (Troop 323), Kathleen Hillebrand (Troop 998) and Alicia Dennison (Troop 2004). (Not pictured: Clare and Theresa Liming).

Tree climbers compete at statewide competition Twenty-three tree climbers from around the state competed in the 30th Annual Ohio Chapter International Society of Arboriculture Tree Climbing Championship (Ohio Chapter TCC) June 6 at Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum in Cincinnati. Climbers competed Saturday in five separate preliminary events – secured footlock, belayed speed climb, throwline, work

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Helping senior citizens live safe, secure and as independent as possible in their own home takes more than providing homemaking, personal care and Meals-onWheels. It includes lending a helping hand with light home repair and chores like trimming bushes, cleaning and planting flower beds, washing windows, painting sheds, raking leafs, sealing driveways and shoveling snow, said Sharon Brumagem, volunteer and communications coordinator for Clermont

climb, and aerial rescue – designed to simulate working conditions of those arborists who work in the field. The top three overall scorers then advanced to the Masters’ Challenge round. Winners at this year’s competition were: • 2009 Champion – Brian Griffith, Madison Tree Care & Landscaping, Milford. • Second place – Heath Stevens, Shawnee Tree Service, Cincinnati. • Third place – Pete Cave, American Arborist Tree Care, Lancaster. This year’s champion will represent the Ohio Chapter at the International Finals July 24 and July 25 in Providence, R.I. Organized in 1942, the Ohio Chapter International Society of Arboriculture (Ohio Chapter ISA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supporting tree care research and education in Ohio. Comprised of more than 850 members and certified professionals, the Ohio Chapter ISA strives to increase public awareness regarding the importance of trees to our urban environment. For additional information on the tree climbing championship or the Ohio Chapter ISA, contact Chris at 614-771-7494 or visit


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Religion Central Baptist Church

The church is hosting free kids’ and youth activities this summer. A few will be July 13-16, including: Cheerleading Clinic for girls first through sixth grade held from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church (under the tent); Boys and Girls Basketball Clinic for first through sixth grade from 9 to 11 a.m. and for seventh grade and up from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Williamsburg Old High School gym; Two Backyard Bible Clubs to choose from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Williams Pointe Apartments and at Central Baptist Church (under the tent); and Youth Drama Revival at 7 p.m. at Central

Baptist Church. Limited transportation for events is available. The church is hosting a Senior Citizen Program and Lunch at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 16. The event includes food, fellowship and fun. Registration is required, call 724-1033. The church is at 3235 Williamsburg Bantam Road, Batavia; 724-7055.

Church of the Good Samaritan

The church is hosting the workshop “From Surviving to Thriving: Coping with Life’s Losses, Changes, and Stressors” from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 27. The workshop is led by Traci Hill, a licensed mental health therapist in private

practice in the Cincinnati area. It is for those coping with various types of loss/stress. There is no fee. Call ahead to register between 9:30 a.m. and noon at 753-4115. The church is at 25 Amelia-Olive Branch Road, Amelia; 753-4115.

Clough United Methodist

The church is hosting Vacation Bible School, “Crocodile Dock,” from 9 to 11:30 a.m. July 6-10. It includes music, games, stories, crafts and snacks. The event is open to ages 4 through those entering fifth grade. There is no charge. Children are encouraged to bring a daily offering for My

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Father’s House, an orphanage in Jamaica. To register, call the church office or visit The church is hosting Clough Unplugged, an additional midweek service. The informal “comeas-you-are” service is from 7 p.m. to 7:50 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 20. Nursery care is provided. The summer sermon series is “Facebook Pages of Old Testament Friends.” Call the church office at 231-4301 or visit The church is at 2010 Wolfangel Road, Anderson Township; 2314301;

Eastgate Community Church

Eastgate Community Church and The Vineyard - East are hosting the annual Free Flea Market from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at Veteran’s Memorial Park, Clough Pike at Glen Este-Withamsville Road, Union Township. The event is open to the public, all ages. People in need can pick from clothes, appliances, toys, furniture, electronics and more. It is all free; no donations required. For more information, call 943-3926. The church is at 4440 Ohio 132, Batavia; 943-3926.



Laurel United Methodist

The church hosts Sunday School at 10 a.m. and church worship at 11 a.m. Sundays. The church is taking part in the Monroe Township yard sale in Laurel Saturday, July 11, with baked goods and a rummage sale in the basement. Lunch will be sold from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Participants using the church yard for free set ups do not need a yard sale permit. For others, a free permit can be obtained from the Monroe Township Building on Ohio 222. Call Gloria Smith at 553-3043. The church is at 1888 Laurel-Lindale Road, Laurel; 553-3043.

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FRIENDSHIP Lutheran Church (ECLA)

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



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


Pastor: Tom Bevers

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

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

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


212 Prather Rd. Felicity, OH Pastor: Chad Blevins 876-2565 Sunday School 9:45am Sunday Worship 10:45am Sunday Eve. Childrens Mission 6:00pm Sunday Eve. Adult Discipleship 6:00pm Sunday Eve. Worship 7:00pm Wed. Eve. Adult Bible Study 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

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



EMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday School 9:00am Worship 10:30am

Trinity United Methodist

Children’s Worship and Childcare 10:30am Corner of Old SR 74 and Amelia-Olive Branch Rd 732-1400


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

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

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


5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

Real Life Assembly of God 2300 Old SR. 32, Batavia, OH 45103 513-735-4228 Sundays Adult Service 10:30am Super Church 10:30am Royal Rangers 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study, Youth Group & Kids Club 7:00pm Tuesday & Thursday Joe’s Place Teen Center 1:00-4:00pm Real People, Real Issues, Real Life


CHURCH OF CHRIST Bethel Church of Christ

Traditional Worship 8:30am Contemporary Worship 11am Sunday School 9:45am 125 E Plane St Bethel OH 734.2232

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

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


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


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

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia

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

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


100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052 Saturday: 5:00pm Holy Eucharist Sunday 7:45am Holy Eucharist* 8:34am Summer Breakfast 10:00am Holy Eucharist* 11:00am Fellowship & Refreshments *Child care available


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

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


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

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Amelia United Methodist Church “To Become and Make Disciples Of Christ”

6635 Loveland-Miamiville Rd. (across from Oasis Golf Course) Ph. 513-677-9866 Contemporary Services: Saturdays 5pm & Sundays 9:00am Traditional Service: Sunday - 10:30 am

Faith United Methodist Church 180 North Fifth Street, Batavia, Ohio David W. Phaneuf - Minister 732-2027 Sunday School 9:15am; Worship 10:30am Nursery Provided United Methodist Youth, Men & Women Organizations Handicap Accessibility


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

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

Located at 19 East Main Street (St. Rt. 125 & Church St.) Amelia, Ohio


Sunday School Class 9:30 a.m.

Sunday Worship 10:45 a.m.

Children’s & Junior Church During Service Infant / Toddler Nursery Available

AUMY! Youth Group grades 6 to 12 Sunday evenings 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Come Join Us…. Marc Quinter, Pastor

B elfast U n ited M eth o d ist C h u rch 2297 St. Rt. 131 Goshen, Ohio Rev. Ronald Slater, Pastor 724-2715 Sunday W orship 9:15am Sunday School 10:30am Nursery, Junior Church

BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 402 W. Plane St. Bethel, Ohio 513-734-7201 Sunday Worship 8:00 & 10:45am Contemporary Worship 9:30am Sunday School For All Ages: 9:30 & 10:45am Nursery Care for Age 3 & under Full Program for Children, Youth, Music, Small Groups & more Handicapped Accessible

MT MORIAH UNITED METHODIST 681 Mt. Moriah Dr, Withamsville

513-752-1333 Worship: 9:00am & 10:30am Sundays We Love Children:

Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care, Youth G roup (7-12 grades)

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


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Owensville United Methodist Church

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

Sunday Worship Service......8:30am, 10:30am Sunday School.......................9:30am w/nursery & children’s church A special prayer and healing service on the 1st Sunday evening of each month at 7:00pm

Pastor Mike Smith


PASTORS: Bill Bowdle -Sr. Pastor Steve Fultz - Assoc. Pastor; Dustin Nimmo - Youth Pastor

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


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Welcomes You

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

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

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


Church of the Nazarene Rev. Gary Jones, Interim Pastor Rev. Dale Noel, Chaplain & Care Pastor Mark Owen, Director of Music and Worship Kami Owen, Director of Children’s Ministries Mitch Scott, Director of Youth SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages)....................... 9:30am Celebration of Worship.........................10:30am Children’s Worship....................(1st-6th Grades) Bible Study............................................6:00pm Youth Worship........................................6:00pm Special Music each week Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible MONDAY: Women of the Word (WOW)..................10:00am WEDNESDAY: Adults Prayer Meeting............................7:00pm Youth Small Group - ages 12-18............7:00pm 1st thru 6th grades................................7:00pm Small Groups meet in various locations and at different times throughout the week. S.Charity & E. Water Sts. Bethel, Ohio 45106 513-734-4204 Office: M-F 8:00am - 2:00pm E-mail:

NON-DENOMINATIONAL FIRST CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST 6208 Guinea Pike, Milford, OH 45150 Pastor Melvin Moore Church: 513-575-5450 A Loving Church in Jesus Name Sunday School 10:00am Sunday Morning Worship 10:45am Thur. Prayer & Bible Study 7:00pm Nursery Provided for Sunday Morning Worship

Men and Women’s groups, Active Seniors “Vagabonds” that gather and travel Pastor: Randy Lowe http://w w w.m tm oriahum


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



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

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MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Taylor Hoffman, 18, 7434 Turtle Lane, underage consumption, June 3. Bryan Schweinefus, 20, 6210 Tanglewood, underage consumption, June 3. Paul A. Loveless, 20, 1425 Athens, keg law, underage consumption, drug paraphernalia, drug abuse, June 3. Jeffrey Eickelberger, 23, 1425 Athens, keg law, June 3. Peter Greene, 23, 6013 Bridgehaven, attempted theft, June 3. Two Juveniles, 17, underage consumption, June 3. Robert Mathaus, 20, 6320 Strathaven, underage consumption, June 3. Shannon L. Meirs, 18, 9405 Morrow Woodville, underage consumption, June 3. Jerry L. Gisewite, 18, 1877 Bainum


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Road, marijuana possession, June 2. Oliver J. Owens, 28, 5081 Ohio 133, drug possession, June 3. Carl Sowers, 53, 790 Carpenter Road, persistent disorderly conduct, domestic violence, June 4. Jeffrey Corcoran, 61, 6177 Ohio 132, open container, June 4. Daniel H. Seymour, 18, 8130 Margaret Lane, drug abuse, June 5. Nathan B. Vanderhorst, 18, 7840 Pfeiffer, drug paraphernalia, June 5. John Graham, 49, 27 Oakview, disorderly conduct, June 4. Anthony D. Allegra II, 54, 5647 Colonial, drug paraphernalia, drug possession, disorderly conduct, June 4. Jesse Reed, 23, 5765 Shirl Bar Circle, marijuana possession, June 6. Layne Richardson, 37, 5735 Linden Drive, domestic violence, unlawful restraint, June 6. Juvenile, 17, theft, June 6. Tammy L. Shepherd, 38, 5811 Belfast Owensville, open container, June 6. Dallas D. Neidich, 18, 1235 Quail Ridge, improper handling of firearm in vehicle, June 7. Nick Ryberg, 18, 317 Whispering Pines, underage consumption, keg law, paraphernalia, June 7. Samantha Mcwhorter, 18, 5706 Trenton Court, underage consumption, June 7. James Blankenship, 20, 1112 S. Timbercreek, underage consumption, June 7. Two Juveniles, 15, underage consumption, June 7. Juvenile, 17, underage consumption, June 7. Juvenile, 16, underage consumption, June 7.

Kevin M. Court, 25, 705 Commons, theft, drug paraphernalia, marijuana possession, June 7. Aaron Muhr, 25, 705 Commons, theft, drug paraphernalia, June 7. David T. Barker, 20, 1189 Brightwater Circle, drug paraphernalia, marijuana possession, June 7.

Incidents/investigations Burglary

Clothing taken at 6200 Melody Lane, June 5.

Criminal damage

Hole cut into pool side at 5400 N. Timber Creek, June 1. Window shot out of vehicle at area of Wolfpen Pleasant Hill at Timber Creek, June 4. Window broken in vehicle at 544 Branch Hill Loveland Road, June 5. Interior of vehicle damaged at 1087 Ohio 28, June 6.

Domestic violence

Gasoline not paid for at Thornton’s; $43.22 at Ohio 28, June 2. Change taken from vehicles at 6768 Little River Lane, June 2. Furniture and computer equipment taken; $1,500 at 200 Technecenter No. 105, June 4. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $25.62 at Ohio 50, June 4. Canoe taken at 235 Center St., June 2. Money taken from register at K-Mart; $1,721 at Ohio 28, June 2. Money taken; $500 at 1187 Brightwater, June 6. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $30.51 at Ohio 50, June 6. Pairs of sunglasses taken from Meijer; $62.15 at Ohio 28, June 7.


Subject taped people using restroom at 1285 Woodville Pike, June 1.



At Linden Drive, June 6. At Creekside Drive, June 7.


Male stated ID used with no authorization; $3,144 at 5625 Day Drive, June 6.

Menacing by stalking

Female reported this offense at 5646 Harvest Ridge, June 2.


Two cash registers taken from Cazadore’s; $1,100 at Ohio 28, June 2. Subject used account number of Odom Industries with no authorization; $1,758.44 at 919 Ohio 28, June 3. Merchandise taken from Kroger; $41 at Ohio 28, June 3.

Vance D. Adkins, 25, 501 Edgecombe Drive, obstructing justice, June 10. Christopher A. Bailey, 25, 1949 Oakbrook Place, domestic violence, June 8. Ashley N. Barrett, 20, 501 Edgecombe Drive, obstructing justice, warrant, June 10. Kimberly Bechmann, 43, 801 Edgecombe, domestic violence, June 12. Elizabeth P. Boothby, 24, 1101 Edgecombe Drive, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, June 9. Poulas Bucevicius, 24, 460 Weber Road, license required, June 8. Brandon A. Caddell, 25, 501 Edgecombe Drive, obstructing justice, June 10. Richard A. Carnahan Jr., 19, 35 Lori Lane, recited, June 13. Zachary Conover, 20, 5830 Price Road, underage consumption, June 13. William D. Eitel, 33, 501 Edgecombe Drive, warrant, June 10.

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Glen Farrell, 29, 1189 Brightwater Circle, recited, June 10. Tommy L. Fogle, 50, 903 Mohawk Trail, driving under influence, driving under suspension, June 11. Timothy Harmon, 25, 501 Edgecombe Drive, obstructing justice, warrant, June 10. James M. Larson, 23, 2507 Guernsey Dell, license required, June 8. Kathleen E. Moore, 43, 854 Right St., recited, June 13. Paul Rider, 36, 601 Edgecombe Drive, warrant, June 13. Gary Smedley, 35, 1143 Telluride Drive, assault, June 11. Allen D. Stanforth, 19, 9733 Debold Koebel Road, underage consumption, June 13. Caleb Sutherland, 30, 701 Edgecombe Drive, recited, June 9. Brian K. Taylor, 45, 731 Pasadena Ave., menacing, disorderly conduct, June 14. Brandon M. Thurmond, 23, 845 Milford Vista, recited, June 11.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

Multiple storage lockers broken into at 697 Ohio 28, June 9. Entry made at 140 Mound Ave., June 10.

Criminal damage

Vehicle damaged at 707 Ohio 28, June 10. Patio door shot with paint balls at 900 Valleybrook No. 3, June 11. Vehicle scratched at 707 Ohio 28, June 14. Vehicle scratched at 707 Ohio 28, June 14.

Domestic violence

At Edgecombe Drive, June 12. At Oakbrook Place, June 8.


Reported in lot of BW3’s at 175 Rivers Edge, June 14.


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Purse taken at knifepoint at 475 Rivers Edge, June 11.


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Gasoline not paid for at 702 Main St., June 10. Animal medications taken at 734 Main St., June 11. Unlisted items taken at 54 Clertoma, June 11. Envelopes of money taken from vehicle at 125 Lakefield, June 12. Male taken money taken from account with no authorization at 201 Chamber Drive, June 12. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers at 100 Chamber Drive, June 13. Bike taken from hallway at 200 Valleybrook, June 14. Purse taken while at Wal-Mart at 201 Chamber Drive, June 14. Playstation taken at 1932 Oakbrook, June 14. Items taken from vehicle at 500 Rivers Edge, June 8.


Truck broken into at 805 Ohio 50, June 13.

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Krista Bixler, 30, 1864 Main St., warrant. Justin Allen, 20, 588 Highview No. 6, marijuana possession. Juvenile, 16, domestic violence. Roy Lowery, 28, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 333, warrant. Kenneth Brinegar, 26, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 100, warrant. Charles King, 39, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 393, warrant. Angela Linz, 26, 216 Gateway, warrant. Jessica Haas, 19, 1527 Rolling Knoll, warrant. Carol Brock, 45, 707 Country Lake, endangering children. Michael Hopkins, 24, 6693 Susan Drive, warrant. Juvenile, 17, warrant. Robert Smith, 29, 2553 Woodville Pike, warrant. Calista Napier, 20, 7076 Hill Station, marijuana possession, paraphernalia. Regina Hatch, 41, 608 Country Lake, warrant. Jeremy Irick, 35, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 180H, warrant.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

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Domestic violence

At Marsh Circle, May 26. At Woodville Pike, May 31.


At 6609 Ohio 48, May 26. At 1306 Gibson Road, May 28. At 1600 Ohio 28, June 1. At 6840 Oakland Road, June 2. At 2573 Allegro Lane, June 5. At 6290 Ohio 132, June 5. At 1525 Dorset Way, June 5.

Unauthorized use of vehicle

At 6517 Ohio 132 No. B, May 26.


At area of Charles Snider and Quarter Horse, June 3.

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Entry made into Wieda Brothers. Farm at Ohio 727, Goshen, June 6.


Unlisted items taken at 2535 U.S. 50, Batavia, June 5.

Criminal damage

Mailbox damaged at 2734 Spring Hill, Goshen, June 6.


Female reported this offense at 844 Wright No. 4, Newtonsville, June 4.


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Survived by mother, Esther Marie (nee Clements) Smith; children, Athena Smith and Sean Smith; grandchildren, Gage Smith and Makenna Smith; and brothers, Michael Smith and Jim Smith. Preceded in death by father, James Wesley Smith. Services were June 19 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Goshen.

DEATHS Douglas Brennenstuhl

Douglas “Doug” McArthur Brennenstuhl, 67, of Goshen died June 10. Survived by children, John Brennenstuhl and Billy Brennenstuhl; one grandchild; sister, Rita Mack; and friends, Elizabeth Stokes, James Stokes, Sr., Charles (Paula) Stokes, David Corey, James Stokes, Jr., Jessica (Aaron) Prater, Justin Stokes, Jeff Stokes, Jeremiah Stokes, Jonathan Stokes, Julieann Stokes and KimBrennenstuhl berly Kalbfliecsh. Preceded in death by father, John Edward Brennenstuhl; mother, Margie (nee Vittitow) Brennenstuhl; and brother, John Brennenstuhl. Services were June 16 at Old Time Missionary Baptist Church, Eltzroth Road, Goshen. Memorials to: Douglas Brennenstuhl Memorial Fund, C/O Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Homes, 129 N. Riverside Drive, Loveland, OH 45140.

Judith B. Britton

Judith B. Britton, 61, of Milford died June 16. Survived by dauhter, Shannon C. Britton; and sister, Rebecca Fink. Services were June 19 at Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to: Clermont County Senior Center, 2085 James E. Sauls Sr. Drive, Batavia, OH 45103; or to charity of donor’s choice.

Lou Ann Combs

Lou Ann Combs, 63, of Goshen died June 15. Survived by children, Kim (Russ) Thompson, Doug Combs and Terri (Jim) King; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and sister,

Donna Floyd. Preceded in death by husband, Claud “Henry” Combs. Services were June 19 at Springvale Baptist Church.

Dorothy Gail DeMaris

Dorothy Gail DeMaris, 62, of Milford died June 15. Survived by daughters, Carlyn Dunham and Brittany (Thomas) Henderson; grandchildren, Holly Williams, Ryan Williams, Megan Williams and Andrew Henderson; mother, Mary Carpenter Durham; three sisters and six brothers; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband, Ralph Carl “Sonny” DeMaris; and father, Edward Dunham. Services were June 18 at Evans Funeral home.

Dorothy J. Fomorin

Dorothy Johnson Fomorin, 91, of Jackson Township, Clermont County, died June 11. She resided at SEM Haven Nursing Home in Milford. Survived by children, Alan Fomorin of Cambridge, Ohio, and Susan Bean of Georgetown; sisters, Jean Fox and Shirley Kautz of Dayton, Ohio, Leona Atkins of Nashville, Tenn., Ann Phillips of Sarasota, Fla., Virginia Hauck Komo of Milford, Ruth Riggs of Lebanon, Mitzie Long Ritchie of Mt. Orab and Catherine Smith of Milford; brother, Earl Johnson of Hamilton. Preceded in death by husband of 58 years, J.R. “Dick” Fomorin; parents, Homer and Merle Johnson; siblings, Elton, John, and Walter Johnson, Lois Burns, Betty Riggs and Evelyn Adamson. Services were July 19 at the Perintown United Methodist Church. Memorials to: SEM Haven Employees Fund, 225 Cleveland Ave., Milford, OH 45150.

Thelma V. Hendrigsman

Thelma Virginia Hendrigsman, 85, of Milford died June 12.

Survived by sons, Neal Hendrigsman, Donald Hendrigsman and Thomas Hendrigsman; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Donald Toles, Kenneth Toles, Lucille VanBrunt and Opal LaRose. Preceded in death by husband, Charles Hendrigsman; son, Edwin Hendrigsman; and siblings, Alice Odell and Dorothy Schauer. Services were June 16 at First Baptist Church of Milford.

Sara Ila Hill

Sara Ila Hill, 92, of Goshen Township died June 9. Survived by children, Jerry Hill and Cynthia (Fred) Bruns; grandchildren, Stacy Bruns, Leah Hill, Jared (Kimberly) Hill and Andrew (Nicole) Bruns; greatgrandchildren, Kaleb Agee, Madalyn Agee and Ila Hill; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death Hill by father, Frank Foster; mother, Maggie (nee Smith) Foster; husband, Alva Willard Hill; and siblings, Dale Foster, Doris James, Edith Spencer and Dea Bailey. Services were June 13 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Goshen.

Geneva M. Knuckles

Geneva M. Knuckles, 80, of Loveland died June 12. Survived by children: Vivian (Bob) Whitehead, Clara (Bob) Habig, Gloria Lane, and Nancy (Greg) Hudson; grandchildren: Jack (Barb) Steel, Vivie (David) Nelson, Diana Steel, Cathy (Danny) Baiza, Sandy Steel, Donnie (Norma) Huff, Chris Dean, Rachel (Daniel) Drake, Cory Ciers, Beth Lohner, Cory Hudson, and

Kyle Hudson; 16 great-grandchildren; nine greatgreat-grandchildren; siblings: Kenneth (Mary) Wells, Billy (Tina) Wells, Roger (Sarah) Wells, Knuckles and Dorssie Miller; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Proceeded in death by: Father William Wells, mother Clara (nee Vaughn) Wells, husband Emerson Dalton Knuckles, son Bill Knuckles, daughter Tina Knuckles, grandson: Alex Lane, brother Paul Wells, sister Virginia Hodge. Services were June 16 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, 129 North Riverside Drive in Loveland. Burial will follow at the Union Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to City Gospel Mission, 1419 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202, or the American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Joseph J. Lacks

Joseph J. Lacks, 83, of Milford and formerly of Montgomery died June 13. Survived by wife, Ann Lacks; children (with their mother the late Kathryn Lacks), Charlene H. Mullin, Mary K. (Roy) Smith, Walter J. (Kelley) Lacks, James Wade, Julie A. (Donald) Lacks, David C. (Maggie) Lacks, Amy A. (Joe) LaChausse and Jennifer S. Wicks; and step-children, Sheryl Ann (Ken) Bloomer, David D. (Sue) Bradshaw and Julie E. Cooley; 18 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; and brother, Walter C. Lacks. Preceded in death by parents, Walter C. and Mary (nee Hockey) Lacks; and siblings, Jean M. Ritchie and Charles E. Lacks. Services were June 18 at Sharonville United Methodist Church. Memorials to: American Cancer


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Mary Jane Miller

Mary Jane Miller, 93, of Milford died June 15. Survived by children, Carol A. (Dennis) Barnes and William K. (Judy) Miller; grandchildren, Todd (Sandra) Barnes, Audrey (Keith) Love, Scott Barnes, Bill (Lori) Miller, Greg (Jennifer) Miller and Brad Miller; great-grandchildren, Jack and Samantha Barnes, Katie, Ben and Brianne Miller; also survived by nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband, William C. Miller; parents, Niculaie and Elizabeth Marta; and three sisters and four brothers. Services were June 20 at Milford First United Methodist Church. Memorials to: Mary Miller Fund, C/O Milford-Miami Ministry, P.O. Box 36, Ohio 131, Milford, OH 45150; or James Saul Homeless Shelter, 3003 Hospital Drive, Batavia, OH 45103; or to charity of donor’s choice.

William Gregory Smith

William Gregory Smith, 47, of Milford died June 13.

Janalene Stein

Janalene Stein, 69, died June 14. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Milford. Survived by husband, John; children, Jeff (Leslie) Wallace and Shari (Kevin) McCann; sister, Geraldean (Bob) Bailey; grandchildren, Nina and Travis Martin, Vincent, Camron and Treyton Wallace, Ryan and Christian McCann; and nieces, Jayne McNeny and Joyce Pendleton and their families. Preceded in death by parents, Fletcher and Maurice DaVee; and cousin, Myner Freeman. Services were June 19 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 5767 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road, Milford. Memorials to: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Southern Ohio Chapter, 2300 Wall St., Suite H, Cincinnati, OH 45212.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL OF BOUNDARY SURVEY The Goshen Park District is soliciting RFP’s for a boundary survey of the recently donated 80.45 acre Marr property, located on Goshen and Linton Roads, Clermont County, Ohio. The property is further identified as Clermont County Auditors Parcel 112207G035. The survey will be performed by a Professional Surveyor registered in the State of Ohio. The purpose of the survey is to identify the limits of the property in the field and to place a new survey and legal description of record. The survey is to include, but not limited to the following specifications: - Required records research to identify per tinent deeds and surveys of record on subject tract and adjoiners. - Field survey to locate existing monumen tation and evidence of occupation which may be required for determining the lines of the property. - Resolution of findings with record information. - Preparation of a plat of survey and legal description meeting the requirements of Clermont County. - The setting of iron pins at all corners, deflections and roadway right of ways. -The location of all curb cuts and driveways/ field drives benefiting the subject property. - The survey results will be based on State Plane Coordinates. - Carsonite posts or markers will be placed by the surveyor along the sidelines of the property at an approximate interval of 200 feet. - Deliverables will be a recordable legal description, signed and sealed by the surveyor of record. - Five copies of the original survey, signed and sealed and a recordable Mylar copy signed and sealed. - The completed boundary survey in electronic format using AutoCAD 2007 or the equivalent compatible software. The survey is to be completed within 4 weeks of authorization. All proposals shall contain a clear, concise, project approach and company experience. Proposals will be considered and evaluated based on a combination of qualifications and fee structure. Submissions shall include the name, mailing address, physical address, telephone number, fax number, e-mail address, contact name and title of bidder. The RFP shall clearly state what would be the total cost for the boundary survey including all specifications listed above. Proposals, in written letter form, shall be submitted to the Goshen Park District, attention Marcia Huff, 6757 Goshen Road, Goshen, OH 45122, no later than 4:00 PM on July 17, 2009. Proposals received after this time and date will not be considered. The Goshen Park District reserves the right to accept or reject any and all submissions. The board of commissioners will open and analyze the bids on July 19, 2009, at their regularly scheduled meeting. At that time the Board may decide to wait, or may decide to make a decision at that time. The Goshen Park District is an equal opportunity employer. If there are any questions concerning the above bid please contact the board president, Bill Schmidbauer at (513) 625-2173 or the secretary at K e n d r a @ f u s e . n e t . 1001475195

J. ROBERT TRUE CLERMONT COUNTY TREASURER Reminds you, that the last day to pay second half 2008 Clermont County Real Estate Taxes without penalty and possible interest is JULY 8, 2009 Failure to receive a tax bill will not avoid such penalty and interest. If you have not received a tax bill, you may obtain one by calling: 7327254 Office hours of the Clermont Treasurer’s Office are Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. (O.R.C. 323-08) 1001472587

To place your BINGO ad call 513.242.4000

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Sell it quicker by selling it closer to home.



On the record

June 24, 2009

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


6354 Belfast Road, Mary Eppert to Elsie Carrillo, 0.5 acre, $75,000. 4721 Creekstone Ridge, Joseph & Tamara Lavery to Wayne Gerding, 5.001 acre, $202,500. 6572 Goshen Road, Brenda & Steven Vontz to Deborah McSwain, 1 acre, $95,000. 5617 Ivy Lane, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Jessica N. Bowen, 0.93 acre, $83,000. 5920 Marsh Circle, NVR Inc. to Matthew Wilson, 0.1519 acre, $142,915. 5926 Marsh Circle, NVR Inc. to Eric DeCampos, 0.127 acre, $133,310.


1343 Norma Lane, Jason & Michelle Neumann to Mark & Diane Albrecht, $91,512. 6129 Pine Meadows Drive, John & Melissa Paprocki to Tama Deeds, 0.382 acre, $166,000. 138 Quarter Horse Circle, Kelly Middendorf to Michelle Pero & Grant Young, 0.066 acre, $120,000. 5218 Woodtop Drive, Robb & Kandice Ferdon to Deborah Leimberger, 0.803 acre, $165,500. 2250 Woodville Pike, Deutsch Bank National Trust Co., as trustee to Larry & Phyllis Herzner, 0.5 acre, $41,000.

6312 Blackhawk Court, Walter & Caren Wiegand to Robert Tracy, 5.77 acre, $184,800. 458 Boots Lane, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Richard & Theresa Webb, 0.794 acre, $184,000. 6137 Branch Hill Guines Pike, Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., as trustee to Lydo Property Management LLC., 0.459 acre, $45,000. 6057 Bridgehaven Drive, Carolyn Crawfis to David & Nancy Bertrand, $200,250. 5985 Meadowcreek Drive No. 8, Jeffrey Nagelhout to Martha Vice, 0.5 acre, $74,500. 6454 Park Wood Court, Ken Hinners to Elizabeth Hetzler, 0.376 acre, $198,000. 1538 Pointe Drive, Dixon Builders I


3527 Taylor Road, CMH Homes Inc. to Darrell & Deborah Hawkins, 2.1 acre, $150,520.

LLC. to Dean & Kimberly DeRosa, 0.78 acre, $188,500. 5978 Stonebridge Circle, Ruth Marie Erb to Delores Madewell, $110,000. 6211 Watchcreek Way No. 103, Phyllis Hansen to Gregory Flaherty, $88,900. 6169 Branch Hill Miamiville Road, Gordon M. Evans to T. David Ferguson, 1.0850 acre, $32,500. 1240 Eagle Ridge Road, Diane M. Eckard to Jason Rahe & Alycia Bushaw, $153,500. 1201 East Glen Echo Lane, Michael & Sherrie Coughlin to Ross & Janet Bowman, $176,450. 5525 Kay Drive, Jennifer Novak, trustee to Dennis Bird & Kristina Keppel, 7.1720 acre, $316,000. 5525 Kay Drive, David & Melissa Lilburn to Jennifer Novak, trustee, 7.1720 acre, $316,000.

6671 Loveland Miamiville Road, Joseph Flesch to Thomas & Shelley Sabga, 1.0500 acre, $410,000. 6636 Ridgeview Court, Kathleen Watkins to Alberto & Ivonne Morales, $374,000. 6344 Trail Ridge Court, Carl & Laurie Ranne to Michael & Erin Lawry, $295,000. 5357 White Farm Blvd., Min Qin Zheng & Chun Ya Cheung to Kurt & Brittany Hansen, 0.4498 acre, $360,000. 5935 Woodspoint Drive, Fresh Start Property Solutions LLC. to Nichole M. Stroeer, 0.4600 acre, $117,500.


612 Garfield Ave., Randolph Taylor to Robert & Christina Fields, 0.345 acre, $154,900. 115 Laurel Ave., Thomas & Felicia Millering to Kyle Short, 0.2 acre, $156,600. 16 Valley View Circle, Estate of Dorothy E. Smith to Charles & Dona Best, et al., 0.613 acre, $131,500. 649 Wallace Avenue, James & Deborah Dickason to Darrell Smithson, 0.172 acre, $112,500.


141 Saint Louis Drive, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Ryan Mitchell Parker, et al., 0.459 acre, $80,250.

504 Clark St., Edward Howell, et al. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., 0.046 acre, $41,334.


A&M Hair Co. has reopened for business. The hair salon is at 1149-B Ohio 131 in Milford. To book an appointment or for more information, including business hours, call owner and stylist Mary Armstrong at 831-7553.

Exercise is needed

more than ever,” said Kearney. Snap Fitness provides the basics of what consumers need to get and remain healthy: Resistance equipment, free weights and a wide variety of cardio equipment, said Kearney. Kearney said single monthly memberships usu-

Even though many businesses are struggling in the current economy, Snap Fitness in Mulberry Square in Milford is benefiting from the current market, growing almost 40 percent since the new year, said owner Steve Kearney. “Exercise is needed now





ally start at $34.95, joint memberships at $49.95 and family memberships at $59.95. Call 248-0063 or visit

New business

Black Stone Healthcare, a leading provider of in-

home caregiving services, opened a new service area in Batavia June 15. Focused on providing the elderly with companionship, housekeeping and nonmedical services, the new Black Stone Healthcare location will serve residents of Clermont County, including Batavia, Milford,

Travel & Resort Directory Jenny Eilermann






Bed & Breakfast Feature of the Week

The Doolin House Bed & Breakfast

Somerset, Kentucky’s Premiere Inn Located Just Minutes from Lake Cumberland

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

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

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Romantic Retreat. 1875 Homestead B&B in Brown County, Indiana. Luxury rooms, some with whirlpools & FP’s. Check our website, or call for rates & specials. 812-988-0853 THE DOOLIN HOUSE INN. Premier Inn. Gourmet breakfast, just minutes from Lake Cumberland. Join us for Romantic Weekend/women’s retreat. 606-678-9494

BUS TOURS CAPE COD/Martha’s Vineyard Fall Foliage, Sept 20-26. $599 per person, incl trans, hotels, most meals & more! Also offering Tunica & Memphis, Boston and Branson. Cincy Group Travel 513-245-9992


Beautiful Seagrove Beach Rent and Relax. Near Destin, between famous Seaside and Rosemary Beach. Cozy Cottages to Gulf Front Condos. Web Specials or call 1-800-537-5387

Owensville, Williamsburg, Amelia, New Richmond, Bethel and other surrounding communities. Black Stone Healthcare’s new Batavia office is at 2234 Bauer Road. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Call 732-0883.

Clearwater/Indian Rocks Beach GULF BEACH’S BEST VALUE! Beach front condo, 2 BR, 2 BA. Pool. Local owner 513-875-4155

CLEARWATER/ST. PETE Gulf front condos. Sandy beach. January ’10, 4 Week Discounts! Florida Lifestyles. 1-800-487-8953 DESTIN. Edgewater Beach Condos on the Gulf. 1-3 BR, beachfront, pvt balconies, FREE Wi-Fi, beach set-up (in season) & use of new fitness ctr. New massage/facial salon, 2 pools (1 heated), FREE $20 gift cert to pool grill (weekly rentals in season). Call or visit our website for lastminute specials. 800-822-4929

DESTIN. Beautiful, luxury 2 BR, 2 BA Oceanfront condos. Heated pool, spas, kids pool & tennis. Covered prkng, sleeps 6. Local own er. Ofc513-528-9800, eves 513-752-1735

DESTIN, FLORIDA 50 Steps to the beach! Beautiful lowrise condos w/pools. 850-830-8133, email or visit DESTIN. Local owner, 1 or 2 luxury condos. 2 BR, 2 BA overlooking gulf, sugar white beaches. Heated pool, hot tubs & more. 937-767-8449,or visit

Sunny Florida! Anna Maria Island. $499/wk + tax if booked by 6/30/09. All new inside, very comfy, just steps from the beach. 513-236-5091


EAST COAST, NEW SMYRNA BEACH Luxurious oceanfront condos & vacation homes. Closest & best beach to Dinsey. Ocean Properties Vacation Rentals 800-728-0513 LONGBOAT KEY . Fabulous 2 br, 2 ba beach-to-bay complex. Pool, tennis, fishing dock, sun deck, private beach. Local owner offers great summer rates! 513-662-6678 , unit 829

NAPLES. Available now! Deluxe 3 BR, 2½ BA villa home in upscale Mediterra. Private pool & spa. Close to beach, golf & shops. Call owner 513-271-3385, 513-769-4747 x 108

BROWN COUNTY. Treat your family to a visit to Indiana’s family playground! Comfort Inn, in the ! of all of Nashville’s attractions. 812-988-6118

LEELANAU VACATION RENTALS Over 120 condos, cottages and homes on Lake Michigan, Glen Lake and other inland lakes. Call 231-334-6100 or visit

NEW YORK MANHATTAN--NYC HOTEL $129/2 persons. Singles $124. Suites $139-$159. Lincoln Ctr area, Hudson River views, 18 flrs, kitchenette, 5 mins to midtown, safe, quiet, luxury area. RIVERSIDE TOWER, Riverside & 80th St. Call 1-800-724-3136 or visit:

Hilton Head Island Vacation Resort. Choose 1 or 2 bdrm condos. Oceanfront, ocean view or nr ocean. Great locations & rates. Golf pkgs, too. 877-807-3828

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

N. MYRTLE BEACH Coastal Condos, Inc. 1-4 bdrm oceanfront & ocean view units. Call 1-800-951-4880 or visit

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC Fantastic Specials Available!! 100’s of Oceanfront/view Homes & Condos

Call for free brochure 866-780-8334

EMERALD ISLE. Ocean Front luxury vacation homes with community pool. Call for free brochure. 800-245-7746 Spinnaker’s Reach Realty

SEABROOK EXCLUSIVES Villas & Private Homes. Ocean, golf, tennis, equestrian. Pet friendly rentals. Free brochure. Book online! 888-718-7949.


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

HILTON HEAD. Beautiful 1 BR, 1 BA condo on beach nr Coligny. Sleeps 6. Many amenities, discounted rates June-Aug $750/wk; Sept, Oct $550/wk. Also,Marriott’s Grande Ocean, wk of 7/26. 513-305-5099 Hilton Head Island, SC

Visit and plan a getaway with Seashore Vacations. Our beach is free. Specials available for golf, tennis, dining, more. Visit our

site or call toll free: 800-845-0077.

GATLINBURG Royal Townhouse Summer Special. $49.95 + tax SunThurs; $59.95 + tax Fri-Sat. Rooms limited & subject to availability. Restrictions & blackout dates apply. Advance reservations req’d. Present ad at check-in. 1-800-433-8792 CE

HILTON HEAD’S Best Family Vacation Destination . Oceanfront 1, 2 & 3 bdrm villas. Discounted golf, complimentary tennis & health club. 800-845-9500


PANAMA CITY BEACH Family Atmosphere! Your Best Vacation Value! 800-354-1112

SIESTA KEY. Gulf front condo, beach view.frrom balcony. Bright & airy, nicely appointed, all amenities. Cinci owner. 232-4854. Available weekly from July 4

HILTON HEAD ISLAND 1-7 Bedroom Vacation Homes & Villas. Free color brochure. Call 1-866-386-6644 or visit

CHALET VILLAGE Cozy cabins to luxurious chalets Fully furnished, hot tubs, pool tables. Check SPECIALS, availability and book online 24/7, or call 1-800-722-9617

GATLINBURG. Choose a 2 or 3 BR chalet, conveniently located, richly appointed and meticulously main tained. Pet friendly. 877-215-3335 or visit


DESTIN. New, nicely furnished 2 br, 2 ba condo. Gorgeous Gulf view. Pools, golf course. Discount Summer & Fall rates. Book now. 513-561-4683 Visit or

HILTON HEAD. Harbour Town. 2 br, 2 ba Harbour Club Villa. On site pool & hot tub. Avail 7/19-26. Priced well below market value. Just $1195. Call now. 513-604-9595


A Beautiful Cabin Getaway Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge.Hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, gas grill. $85/nt, 5 nt special $375. 800-793-8699. A Beautiful Log Cabin Resort w/heated indoor pool, minutes from Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mtns. Breathtaking mountain views, hot tubs, Jacuzzis, pool tables & pet friendly cabins are offered. Excellent rates, discounts available. Call 1-888-HSR-TENN (477-8366)

Nr Powell NORRIS LAKE. Valley Marina. 2 BR/1BA, very nicely furnished home. Covered porch, deck. $95/nt. 423-562-8353 Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge. Vacation in a beautiful log cabin or chalet with hot tub, Jacuzzi, views & pool tables. Call about specials! 800-436-6618

TIME SHARES WHOLESALE TIMESHARES 60-80% Off Retail! Qualified Buyers Only! Call for Free Info Pack! 1-800-731-0307


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