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CNE hires Early By John Seney

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Shop Clermont County campaign

To help Clermont County stay fiscally sound, officials are kicking off a campaign that asks residents to “Shop Clermont County.” “When citizens eat at local restaurants and shop at retail businesses across Clermont County, it directly benefits the community they call home,” said Clermont Commission President Ed Humphrey. “A portion of the money you spend for these services is returned to the county to fund local government services, including the sheriff’s office, Clermont jail, Clermont Communications Center and court system.” FULL STORY, B1

Showdown finals at Taste

This year’s Taste of Clermont will feature some of the best new country bands in the state of Ohio. The 28th Annual Colgate Country Showdown, America’s largest country music talent search, will be holding the state finals at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12. The winner of these finals gets to compete in Nashville for $100,000 and the title of “Best New Act in Country Music.” Former local, state and regional winners include Martina McBride, Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Billy Ray Cyrus and more. FULL STORY, A2

Teammates

Trace Voshell and Mike Jefferson spend most of the year playing baseball for collegiate programs on opposite sides of the country. But the 2007 Clermont Northeastern High School graduates and former Rocket teammates were reunited this summer with Cincinnati Steam’s club team.

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Matt Early, the principal at Williamsburg High School, has been selected as the new principal for Clermont Northeastern High School. Superintendent Neil Leist was to present Early’s name to the board of education for approval Monday Aug. 3. Early replaces Frank Chapin, who resigned in July after an investigation was launched into allegations of sexual harassment. About 30 applications were received for the position. None of the applicants were current employees of Clermont Northeastern. Leist said he interviewed the top applicants and selected Early because he was “one of the best around.” “Matt Early is a quality individual. He does a great job at Williamsburg,” he said. Early confirmed that he was offered the job, but did not want to make any other comments until the board approved the choice. Early has been principal at Williamsburg for six years. Before that he was an assistant principal and a teacher in Norwood, Ohio. He received his undergraduate degree from Mount St. Joseph College in Cincinnati and his master’s degree from Xavier University. He is originally from Jamestown, Ohio, and now lives in Williamsburg with his wife and three children.

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Military salute

The crowd, above, at the Salute to Our Veterans, Troops and their Families event at the Clermont County Fair Thursday sang “God Bless the USA,” led by Todd Kritzwiser. Michelle Varick of Owensville, left, baked a cake for the auction. She is the winner of the Ceil Bee Scholarship, awarded each year to a youth who participates in the fair in the cake and pie auctions. Bee was involved with the fair for years and was known for her homemade fudge. THERESA L. HERRON/STAFF

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Goshen gets ready for first Gallop By Mary Dannemiller

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What used to be 80 acres of dense brush and trees at the Marr Park site is now ready to be used for campsites and hiking trails, just in time for the Goshen Gallop. The Goshen Horse Thief Detectives have been working on clearing the land south of Marr/Cook Elementary before the event set for Friday, Aug. 21, and Saturday, Aug. 22. “I think everyone is getting real excited,” said Jeff Corcoran, captain of the Horse Thief Detectives. “It’s crunch time for us to finish the lastminute preparations and make sure the park is ready to go.” The Gallop is a two-day festival which will feature a variety of contests such as quick-draw paintball and cornhole, camping, food and a parade. The group is looking for riders,

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Brush is cleared at the Marr Park site to prepare trails and campsites for the Goshen Gallop. carriages and horse-drawn vehicles for the parade, said Tom Dirr, parade committee chair. “Anybody with a horse can be involved, and to me that’s a fantastic concept,” he said. Corcoran said the Horse Thief

Detectives already have created two hiking trails, at one and two miles long, but need help with the remaining details and working the actual event. “It would be nice if we had more volunteers because we’re going to

need more help,” he said. The group also is demolishing three of the four buildings on the property to make room for campsites, Corcoran said. “We’re going to use the last building as an administration building with food and where some of the contests will be held,” he said. Despite the hours of work the Horse Thief Detectives have put in to the project, Corcoran said the group still is excited and confident the event will be a success. “It’s going to be great and I hope the community responds well to it,” he said. “We want people to have fun and speak positively about it so they’ll come back next year.” Anyone interested in volunteering for the Goshen Gallop should contact Jeff Corcoran at 625-1111. Anyone interested in being in the parade should contact Tom Dirr at 625-2000 or mdirr@cinci.rr.com.

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CNE reassigns custodians Showdown finals come to Taste of Clermont Members of the janitorial staff at Clermont Northeastern Schools have been reassigned to new buildings. Superintendent Neil Leist said the purpose of the changes was to “motivate and create a sense of competition” among the 11 members of the janitorial staff. The changes were not the result of any problems with members of the staff, he said. “I think they are a great

group of guys. We’re just trying to energize them,” he said. Although they will be working in different buildings, all the janitors will continue to work their same shifts. The changes do not involve any punishment or demotions, Leist said. The high school, middle school and elementary school each have three janitors. The Early Childhood Education Center has two janitors.

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This year’s Taste of Clermont will feature some of the best new country bands in the state of Ohio. The 28th Annual Colgate Country Showdown, America’s largest country music talent search, will be holding the state finals at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12. The winner of these finals gets to compete in Nashville for $100,000 and the title of “Best New Act in Country Music.” Former local, state and regional winners include Martina McBride, Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Billy Ray Cyrus and more. “We’re really looking forward to the showdown, it’s something quite different,” said Tony Thomas, president

of the Village of Batavia Association, which puts on the Taste of Clermont. “It’s going to be a lot of fun and I can see that happening here year after year. It may become a centerpiece of the (Taste of Clermont).” The Taste of Clermont will take place 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, Sept. 11; 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday, Sept. 12; and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13; in the Eastgate Mall parking lot. The cost is $5 per person. Thomas said Leroy Ellington & The E-Funk Band as well as Uncle Daddy and the Family Secret will be playing Friday night and additional bands are being lined up for the rest of the weekend. There was some concern that the Taste of Clermont would be affected because their partner, Union Town-

ship, was only able to raise a few thousand dollars for the event. But Thomas says money isn’t an issue. “We’re actually not having as much financial problems as we thought we would. Money isn’t rolling in big chunks, but we have more room for booths and we’ve been selling more of those to make up for the sponsorships,” Thomas said. “We’re going ahead full steam.” The Taste of Clermont has moved from the streets of Batavia to Eastgate Mall this year to help the event grow. “I think having (the event) at Eastgate Mall will help because people will be able to bring their blankets and chairs and put them in the grass to watch the performances. We didn’t have any grassy areas in the village,” said Barb Haglage, association member.

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Friday, Sept. 11: 5 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Sept. 12: 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday, Sept. 13: Noon to 7 p.m. “Plus, we are trying to make this more of a county-wide event and this is more of a county-wide location.” In addition to the booths and music, the Taste of Clermont will feature a petting zoo and 12 carnival rides as well as numerous contests, including a landscaping contest. Thomas said the association is looking for volunteers to help run the event as well as more restaurant booths, vendors and artists. To enter the landscape contest, to volunteer or for more information, contact Thomas at 276-5954 or visit www.tasteofclermont.com.

Celebration of life, service A Celebration of Life and Service of Marine Staff Sergeant Mark Anthony “Tony” Wojciechowski will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at the Union Township Civic Center amphitheater, 4350 Aicholtz Road. The observance will reflect on the life of the 25-year-old Glen Este High School graduate, killed while on duty in Iraq Father Lou ...................................B3 in late April. “We invite family, friends Classified ......................................C Police ..........................................B8 and the entire community to Schools........................................A8 attend the celebration that Sports ..........................................A9 will feature music, speakers Viewpoints ................................A11 and a balloon release,” said Clermont County Commis-

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School starts

GOSHEN TWP. – The first day of school for the Goshen

Local School District is Friday, Aug. 21. School times are as follows:

• Goshen Middle School – 7:20 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. • Goshen High School – 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

• Spaulding Elementary – 8:30 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. • Marr/Cook Elementary – 8:40 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Breakfast/lunch prices are as follows: • Marr/Cook and Spaulding breakfast – $1.50 • Marr/Cook and Spaulding lunch – $2.25 • Goshen High School and Goshen Middle School breakfast – $1.50 • Goshen High School and Goshen Middle School lunch – $2.50 • Adult lunch – $2.75 • Milk – 50 cents

Road closed

WAYNE TWP. – Ohio 727 is closed just north of Cedarville Road until Friday, Aug. 7, for the replacement of two culverts crossing Ohio 727. The detour for northbound Ohio 727 traffic will be east on Ohio 131 to north on Ohio 133, back to Ohio 727. Southbound Ohio 727 will use the same detour in reverse.

Alternates sought

Stonelick Twp. – The Zoning Board of Appeals (BZA) is seeking interested residents to serve as alternates on the BZA. The BZA meets on an asneeded basis to hear requests for variances in zoning and appeals from administrative decisions or interpretations of the Stonelick Township Zoning Resolution. Send a letter of interest to the Stonelick Township Board of Trustees, P.O. Box 37, Owensville, Ohio 45160, em a i l stonelicktwp@cinci.rr.com or fax 513-732-3298. Call 513-732-3299 Tuesday or Thursday, 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. for more information.

Park board meetings

GOSHEN TWP. – Goshen Park District board will meet next in a work session at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, at the Goshen Township Hall on Goshen Road. The regular meeting is 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, also at the Goshen Township Hall. The public is invited to attend.

Grants received

CLERMONT COUNTY – The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) will distribute $430,000 to 10 organizations throughout the Greater Cincinnati area to help meet the transportation needs of the elderly and disabled. In Clermont County, Clermont Counseling Center will receive $19,360 to purchase a minivan and Clermont Senior Services will receive $100,844 to purchase two light transit narrow body vehicles and one modified minivan. “These vehicles will greatly help local organizations provide safe transportation for the elderly and disabled,” said OKI Executive Director Mark Policinski. OKI is a council of local governments, business organizations and community groups committed to developing collaborative strategies, plans and programs to improve the quality of life and the economic development potential of the Tristate.

Art Affaire is Sept. 12

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MILFORD – The Greater Milford Area Historical Society will host the fourth annual Art Affaire noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at historic Promont House Museum in Milford. The grounds of Promont House, an 1865 Italianate mansion and former home of the 43rd Governor of Ohio James Pattison, will be transformed into an indooroutdoor art gallery featuring local artists of all media, including pottery, jewelry, painting, photography, wood carving, stained glass, fiber arts and wearables. Also, a flower show titled “Sunflower Revolution” will

feature original creations from members of local garden clubs. This special exhibit will be added to an collection of artistry and entertainment from across the Tristate. Also, various musicians will provide entertainment for the browsers. Refreshments will be available. Admission is free. Promont House Museum is at 906 Main St. (St. Rt. 28), Milford, Ohio. Call 248-0324 for additional information or visit www.milfordhistory.net.

Coloring contest

OWENSVILLE – The Ohio State University (OSU) Extension-Clermont Family and Consumer Sciences Teen Board will host a coloring contest for children, ages 3 to 10, during the 2009 Clermont County Fair, scheduled for July 26 to Aug. 1 at the county fairgrounds in Owensville. “The purpose of the contest is to educate families on the importance of eating meals together,” said OSU Extension-Clermont Family and Consumer Sciences Educator Margaret Jenkins. “Children tend to do better in school, have fewer behavior problems, and teens are less likely to use drugs and alcohol.” Contest instructions, coloring sheets, crayons and submission boxes will be available in the 4-H Hall throughout the week of the fair. Children may color their pictures in the 4-H Hall or at home. The deadline for submitted coloring pages will be 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 30. Winners will be posted at noon, Friday, July 31, in the 4H Hall. Prizes will be awarded to winners in several age categories. For more information about the coloring contest, contact OSU Extension-Clermont at (513) 732-7070.

Swine flu

CLERMONT COUNTY – The General Health District has the first confirmed case of H1N1 in the county. This case involved a 36-year-old man who had mild symptoms and recovered at home without treatment. “Although we have found no other cases linked to this individual, we do expect to see more cases of this illness in the coming days and weeks,” said Clermont County Health Commissioner Marty Lambert. “Influenza can spread easily from person-toperson. Because H1N1 is a new virus, most people will not have immunity to it. However, most reported cases in this country have been mild and do not require medical treatment.” For more information on H1N1, visit www.cdc.gov or www.ClermontHealthDistrict.org, or call the Clermont General Health District Hotline at (513) 588-5121.

Learn to can

OWENSVILLE – Your garden has been producing lots of great fruits and vegetables this summer, so why not freeze or can some of your bounty for future enjoyment? The Ohio State University (OSU) Extension-Clermont will present Preserving the Harvest food preservation workshop from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, at the extension office, on the Clermont County fairgrounds, 1000 Locust Street in Owensville. The registration cost is $30, which includes a canning guide, refreshments and door prizes. Advance registration is required. For more information, or to register, call OSU Extension-Clermont at (513) 732-7070.


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Kiwanis are bowling for a cause

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Whether you bowl a 50 or a 300, the Milford Kiwanis hopes you’ll come out for their third annual bowling fundraiser. The event is 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at Cherry Grove Lanes, 4005 Hopper Hill Road. “We tried to think of something we can all do. You don’t have to be a bowling expert to have fun,� said Milford Kiwanis president Wendell McElwee. The fundraiser will help support the club’s youth activities including Clermont County Child Focus programs, Clermont County 20/20, Look to Clermont, School ReadyFest, the Wasserman Center and numerous scholarships given to Milford High School seniors. The club also supports a Key Club.

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While Wendell McElwee, president of the Milford Kiwanis, is an avid bowler, he said anyone is welcome to attend the club’s bowling fundraiser. McElwee said while the bowling event helps raise money for some “great causes,� it’s hard to get people to participate in a fundraiser, especially with the economy the way it is. “It’s very difficult to get

people to come. We know everyone and their cousins are doing fundraisers, but we really need bowlers,� McElwee said. The fee for adults, including rentals, is $15. Those under 16 can bowl

for $10. The group also will be have a silent auction and door prizes. For more information about the fundraiser or the Milford Kiwanis, call McElwee at 528-2067.

Miami Township officials and the police department will host a free town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, in the Miami Township Civic Center on Meijer Drive, to assist parents in helping prevent their teen from becoming involved in cell phone sexting. Sexting is sending sexually explicit messages via cell phone or instant messenger. The problem has become more widespread in recent years as phones with cameras are making it easier to snap a photo and send to friends. “The issue has become a community problem,� said Miami Township Trustee Ken Tracy, who will host the meeting that will be taped and later played on Miami Township TeleVision for the entire community to watch. “The purpose of this town hall meeting is to bring parents and law enforcement officials together to discuss the root causes of the sexting issue, and to help educate parents on how to keep their

Sexting is sending sexually explicit messages via cell phone or instant messenger. teenager out of trouble,� Tracy said. Assisting Tracy will be two Miami Township police officers: Officer Annie Morgan and Detective Robert Bradford, who have handled cases involving teenagers and explicit messages and photographs. Local school officials and PTA members have been invited to the town hall forum, in addition to any parent of a teen or young adult. “When sexting situations occur, it can really tear a community apart, in addition to putting an undue strain on our law enforcement personnel,� Tracy said. “We want to educate the parents so they can make good decisions with their child. We want to share what we know so that terrible things don’t happen to good people in our community.�

     


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Mitchell Davis of Batavia Township gets ready for the Fun Rodeo.

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Jessica Hannika visited the Clermont County Fair Monday with her daughter Hailey. They are from Milford. Jessica was the Clermont County Fair Princess in 1999 and the 2005 Fair Queen. Hailey’s nickname is “Little Princess.” Jessica grew up in Amelia and was a member of the Fabulous 4-H Club.

Tracy Young of Fayetteville helps groom her niece’s, Maria Hill, heifer before the cattle show Wednesday. Hill is a member of the Country Connections 4-H Club and is from Jackson Township.

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Luke Hacker of Stonelick Township asks Jerry Krebs about the chicken he raised to exhibit at the Clermont County Fair. Krebs of Goshen Township has been helping 4-H members with their projects for more than 30 years. Hacker is a member of the Buzzing Enthusiasts 4-H Club.

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Members of the Clermont County Fair Royalty get ready for the annual Fun Rodeo. From left in front are Princess Carley Snider of Felicity and Small Animal Representative Jeri Plante of Milford. In back: Caprine Representative Samantha Manning of Felicity and Queen Brittany Bayne of Miami Township.

Emily Jent washes her lamb to get ready for the Clermont County Fair Junior Lamb Show Monday. She is a member of the Ruff ’n’ Stuff 4-H Club and lives in Fayetteville. She also is a member of the Clermont County Junior Fair Board, the group of teens who help run the junior fair activities.This is Jent’s last year in 4-H.

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Luke Herron of Stonelick Township shares his duck with fair visitors who wanted to touch and pet it. He and his brother, Nick, raise ducks using the pond in their back yard. Luke is a member of the Buzzing Enthusiasts 4H Club.

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Jordan Bausch, 11, of Milford brushes her Holland Lop, Stormy, Monday at the Clermont County Fair. Bausch will participate in the Junior Rabbit Show Thursday.

Shawna Wilson of Bethel speaks to Wyatt Meeker of Fayetteville during the annual Pet Parade at the Clermont County Fair. Behind them is Wyatt’s mom, Robin Meeker. Children not quite old enough to be in 4-H are able to exhibit at the fair in the Pet Parade. They show everything from lambs and goats to dogs and cats. Wyatt has a duck.

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Kerrigan Meeker, right, races across the cattle arena during the Fun Rodeo at the Clermont County Fair Thursday.


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Mom shares son’s struggles in book By Kellie Geist kgeist@communitypress.com

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Sending a message

Video machine company Nsixty recently donated a personalized video recording kiosk to the Yellow Ribbon Support Center. The machine allows people to stop by the center and record a 60-second video that can be sent via e-mail to troops around the world. Support center volunteer Erica Huff, pictured, said the machine will be great for friends and family members who don’t have a web-cam. This machine is free to use and is available whenever the support center is open, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, or call 752-4310 to set up another time.

When Franki Butler-Kidd starting writing “Dream Deferred,� it was really just a collection of journal pages used to help her heal. But now, almost two years after the incident that changed her life, Kidd has self-published the book to help others. “The book really started out with me journaling. I just kept moving forward and was healing,� the Milford resident said. “I decided that this would be a story that I would want to share ... I hope this book helps somebody. I hope it helps everyone understand how the decisions they make affect their families.� “I just want them to stop and think,� she said. In 2007, Kidd’s oldest son, Andrew Butler, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for robbing a bank to pay for his college tuition. Kidd said her son was a good kid. Butler, who attended school in the Milford Exempted Village School District, studied theater at the University of Toledo after high school. He

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Franki Butler-Kidd, of Milford, wrote “Dream Deferred� to reflect on her experiences in the wake of her son, Andrew, robbing a bank.

was considering joining a fraternity and dedicated his spring break to working in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. “At 19 years old, God blessed my son with everything: A good heart. Good looks. Spirit of charity. Loving family. Friends. College. He had it all,� Kidd said in the book. But by Butler’s third year of college, he was on academic probation and dealing with thousands of dollars of debt. That’s when he and a friend decided they had to

do something. After failing to rob a check cashing story, the two robbed a bank. While Kidd dealt with trials, sentencing, lawyers and media, she found that writing helped her cope and heal. “I wanted to do something positive, I needed to channel my emotions, so I wrote,� Kidd said. “I was really withdrawn and embarrassed, so I didn’t want to talk ... But when you are putting words on paper, it’s OK.� When Kidd’s story started to take shape, she realized her son’s struggles could be a vehicle for helping others, especially young Black men, avoid “falling off the dangerous cliff,� she said. A friend from California encouraged her to put her thoughts into a book. “This is a story that can happen to anyone. It’s not just an African-American story,� said Doreene Hamilton, Kidd’s friend. “I think it’s a story that people can grow and learn from ... It should be a Lifetime movie.� In “Dream Deferred� Kidd encourages the communities to work together to

save youth. “I strongly believe that our communities need to stand tall on personal responsibility. Collectively, we need to work even harder for solutions to solve the ills we face,� Kidd said. “It saddens me every day, every single day ... There always seems to be blackon-black shooting or robbery on the news.� Kidd, a screenwriter by trade, decided to self-publish the book earlier this summer without seeking a publisher. She said she might look for a publisher in the future, but, for now, the book can be purchased from Kidd directly for $12.99. Email her at fbkidd@fuse.net or write her at PO Box 826, Milford, Ohio 45150 for more information on ordering a copy of “Dream Deferred.� In addition to her writing, Kidd, a member of the Miami Baptist Church, started Life Trips, a non-profit organization dedicated to mentoring young people and helping them land scholarships.

Camp helps children with transplants By Kellie Geist kgeist@communitypress.com

Tom Starr, one of the longest living transplant recipients, is working to encourage kids who’ve received transplants to live life to the fullest. Tom, who has received two transplants in the last 20 years, founded Miracles for Life in 2001 and recently moved the business from Blue Ash to 1081-B Ohio 28, Suite 237, in Milford. “We loved Blue Ash, but we’ve really been embraced by all of Clermont County ... It’s just easier to interact out here,� Tom said. “We’ve found everyone extremely friendly, very giving and anxious to help us.� Miracles for Life is an organization devoted to raising awareness about being a blood, tissue and organ donor and sending children who’ve received transplants to summer camp. Miracles for Life also gives out college scholarships. “The first mission was donor awareness ... We want people to know it should be an obvious thing, it’s the gift of life. It’s like I say, ‘If you don’t need it, donate it,’� Tom said. This is the first year the organization has sponsored a summer camp, but it’s a goal Starr has wanted since the beginning. The threeday camp, which will be free for campers, will take place Friday, Sept. 11,

through Sunday, Sept. 13, at Camp Joy Outdoor Educational Center in Clarksville, Ohio. The only fee is $25 for registration. “I want to inspire kids to be as great as they can be by doing all the outdoor activities that Camp Joy has to offer. I want to urge them to see that they’ve got a second chance and they need to grab all the life they possibly can,� Tom said. The camp will be capped-

off with a parent’s day camp following a motorcycle ride to Camp Joy. The ride will start at 10 a.m. at the Quaker Steak and Lube in Milford and leave for the camp around noon. Cost is $10 for a driver and $5 for a rider. The proceeds to go toward paying for the camp. Parents who visit the camp Sunday will join in activities with other parents for support and networking. Tom’s brother, Larry Starr, has always been one of Tom’s biggest supporters. When Tom had his first transplant in 1988, Larry was the head athletic train-

er for the Cincinnati Reds. “It’s traumatic for the family to have a family member who needs a transplant ... it has made such an impact,� Larry said. While Tom has most of the funds and sponsors for the camp, he needs campers and volunteers. Because of privacy laws, Starr can’t find out which children have had transplants and who might like to come to camp. Anyone interested in the camp should call Starr at 248-4665, e-mail him at tstarr@miraclesforlife.org or visit the Web site www.miraclesforlife.org for more information.

  

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Child Focus Early Learning Programs is enrolling children 6 weeks to 5 years old now for their Early Learning Programs. Full-day and part-day options are available for infants, toddlers and preschool-age children. Child Focus follows age-specific curriculum designed to move each child ahead developmentally, intellectually and socially in an environment that is warm, nurturing and fun. The ultimate goal of the early learning programs is to get children ready for school. “Child Focus, Inc. early learning programs provide the building blocks for the future success of young children in our community. Our programs are designed to ensure more children are healthy, engaged in positive experiences with other children, learning to manage their feelings, have good communication skills and are enthusiastic and curious about

learning,” said Berta Velilla, director of early learning for Child Focus. Child Focus early childhood professionals are trained and experienced teachers who follow best practices and research-based curricula to create learning environments that support the individual growth and development of children. Child Focus Early Learning Programs promote: • Physical well-being and motor development. • Social and emotional development. • Approaches to learning. • Language development. • Cognition and general knowledge. Child Focus, Inc. child care center is ideal for working parents looking to enroll their child in a quality learning program with experienced teachers and small

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Clermont Northeastern Middle School has been selected as a national Making Middle Grades Work Pacesetter School for success in raising student achievement. Principal Heather Powell said the award was presented July 8 at the annual conference in Atlanta of the Southern Regional Education Board. Powell said eighth graders at the school took a test in 2008 to gauge achievement and “our students excelled.” Dave Spence, president of the Southern Regional Education Board, presented the award at the three-day conference before an audience of more than 6,000 educators from across the nation. The school was one of only seven middle grades schools in the nation receiving the Pacesetter Award this year. In a press release, Gene Bottoms, senior vice president of Southern Regional Education Board, said Clermont Northeastern “has shown what can be accomplished to raise student achieve-

ment by deeply implementing the Making Middle Grades Work model. The school illustrates the spirit of change and the gains in performance that Making Middle Grades Work advocates to get students ready for tough academic and career/technical courses in high school.” “Research shows that the ninth grade is a critical transition point for students coming from the middle grades,” Bottoms said. “Students who struggle in the ninth grade are much more likely to drop out of high school. For that reason, schools in the Making Middle Grades Work initiative devote time and effort in preparing students to be successful in high school.” More than 350 middle grades schools in 22 states participated in the middle grades school improvement initiative, according to Southern Regional Education Board. The Southern Regional Education Board, founded in 1948, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works with leaders and policy-makers to improve pre-K through postsecondary education.

ratios. Learning centers are open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Parents looking for a half-day, pre-kindergarten readiness program may be interested in the Preschool Academy, a partday school readiness program for preschool-age children. Provided at their Union Township location, this Ohio Department of Education aligned school readiness curriculum is targeted to 3- to 5 yearolds. Child Focus, Inc. offers an adjustable schedule of 3, 4 and 5 days a week (morning or afternoon) with extended-day options available. The Preschool Academy is taught by certified teachers and provides a focus on school readiness and content standards with parent access to online reports that charts your child’s learning progress. Call 513-5287224 or visit www.childfocus.org.

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CNE Middle School wins award By John Seney

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St. Ursula Academy

The following students have earned honors for the fourth quarter of 2008-2009.

Freshmen

Second Honors – Courtney Elizabeth Grdina

Sophomores

First Honors – Emma Catherine Breyer and Jena Nicole Moeller.

Juniors

First Honors – Shannon Nicole Balmat, Megan Michelle Carroll, Amanda Marie Lietz, Mary Elizabeth Mueller and Kristin Marie Pierce. Second Honors – Katherine Lynn Byrnes

Seniors

First Honors – Sara Maria Hautz and Sarah Aileen McDonald. Second Honors – Ashley Elisabeth Stoker

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Several students from Milford recently graduated from Ohio University. They are: Courtney Moore (B.S. in Communication, organization communication), Sarah Wilson (B.S. in Human and Consumer Sciences, restaurant, hotel and tourism), Joe Burton (B.S. in Education, integrated mathematics), Sierra Williams (B.S. in Journalism, journalism public relations).

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Student Megan Hardewig holds her class’ pet, Franklin, while waiting for bus dismissal during a session of the Reading Club at McCormick Elementary School. During Reading Club, students had the opportunity to choose from many nonfiction books to further their knowledge in the areas of science and social studies.

David Riddle, son of Randy and Lisa Riddle of Loveland, was named to the 2009 spring semester dean’s list at Bluffton University. He is a graduate of Milford High School.

Construction workers prepare for students’ return at Milford High School site

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An recent shot of the Milford High School construction site.

Community Press Staff Report As summer winds down, workers at the Milford High School construction site are working hard to make sure the school is ready when classes begin Wednesday, Aug. 19. Tests have been completed on the new fire protection system and work on other areas is progressing well, said Superintendent Bob Farrell. “The building department and fire department will inspect this test and the installed piping,” he said. “The new fire protection system has been installed in both gyms, the pool area, the athletics area and all classrooms and hallways.” Next summer the additional fire protection will be installed in the auditorium and 2010 renovated areas. The heating and ventilation system controls and equipment upgrade has progressed well. Equipment startup and testing has started and the building will be under new HVAC control by Friday, Aug. 7. “This will save the Milford school district over $100,000 per year in operating costs,” Farrell said. “This HVAC controls and equip-

ment upgrade was much needed.” The roofing replacement over the auditorium will be completed soon. The interior building athletics area continues in renovation. New ceilings, flooring, painting and sprinkler heads installation is continuing. This work will be complete by the end of next week. Work on the new ninth-grade wing also is coming along, with structural walls expected to be completed by the end of the month. The new large music and vocal wing load bearing structural walls are continuing. The athletics fields construction are underway. The athletics fields underground utilities rough in are complete. The construction of the varsity dugouts are continuing. Topsoil and ballfield infield mix is on going. Got a question about something you saw at the Milford High School construction site? Contact Mary Dannemiller at mdannemiller@communitypress.com or 248-7684.


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Rocket duo reunites with Steam By Anthony Amorini

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Clermont Northeastern graduate Mike Jefferson fires the ball toward the plate while pitching for the Cincinnati Steam this summer.

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Trace Voshell showcases solid fundamentals while blocking a potential wild pitch with his body during a game with the Cincinnati Steam.

Mike Jefferson and Trace Voshell spend most of the year playing baseball for collegiate programs on opposite sides of the country. However, the 2007 Clermont Northeastern High School graduates and former Rocket teammates were reunited this summer with Cincinnati Steam’s club team. Competing in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League, the Steam’s roster mostly consists of Cincinnati talent returning home for summertime tuning. “(College players) are so busy nine or 10 months of the year. Our mission is to bring the local talent home for the summer,” Steam director of baseball operations Tony Brumfield said. Currently standing at 21-11, the Steam play home games at Western Hills High School. Only one player on the Steam roster is being housed for the summer by the organization, Brumfield said. “We want them to be with their friends and sleep in their own beds,” Brumfield said. During the school year, roughly 1,000 miles separates Voshell’s Ohio University from Jefferson’s Louisiana Tech University. Voshell, a catcher, wrapped up his sophomore season with the Ohio Bobcats in the spring. Jefferson, a 6-foot-4 left-handed pitcher, was a red-shirt freshman with the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. Both have found success this summer while being reunited with the Steam. Platooning at catcher, Voshell’s summer numbers have steadily improved throughout the season, Steam head coach Joe Regruth said. Starting in 15 games, Voshell is hitting .300 with 10 runs, 12 hits, nine walks, five RBI and three doubles. “Catching every other game

U18 Elite takes second at nationals Milford High School graduate Alyssa Rich led Ohio Elite’s U18 club team with two goals at the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships. Lisa Nouansengy, a Dayton resident, also scored two goals at nationals to help boost Ohio Elite to its second-place finish. Competing as one-of-four regional champions at nationals, Ohio Elite advanced to the finals of its U18 girls bracket after finishing pool play at 2-0-1. Ohio Elite fell to FC Bucks Vipers, 1-0, during the finals Sunday, July 26, to finish as national runner-up. Rich is committed to the prestigious Division I collegiate program at the University of North Carolina. Taking place in Lancaster, Mass., nationals began with pool play Wednesday, July 22, and concluded with finals Sunday, July 26. The Vipers became the first girls’ team from Pennsylvania to win a U.S. Youth Soccer national title. Elizabeth Burchenal and Emily Cardell, both of Saint Ursula Academy, netted one goal each for the

Ohio Elite U18 girls’ club roster Lauren Amyx (Saint Ursula), Ohio State University Lindsay Bell (Anderson), University of Memphis Ally Berry (Saint Ursula), Wake Forest University Caitlin Bresnahan (Sycamore), Washington State University Elizabeth Burchenal (Saint Ursula), University of North Carolina Tara Campbell (McNicholas), Duke University Emily Cardell (Saint Ursula), University of Louisville Dana Dalrymple (Anderson), University of Iowa Ashley Daniels (Indian Hill), University of Cincinnati Brooke Eberly (CHCA), University of

U18 Ohio Elite girls’ team at nationals. Like Rich, Burchenal is also committed to the University of North Carolina. Cardell will play college soccer at the University of Louisville. Indian Hill graduate Meredith Snow, Highlands High School’s Leslie Twehues and Chicago resident Erin Jacobsen also scored one goal each at nationals for Ohio Elite. Twehues will play college soccer at the University of Kentucky.

Cincinnati Alix Hildal (Sycamore), University of Mississippi Kiley Naylor (Ursuline), University of Virginia Alyssa Rich (Milford), University of North Carolina Meredith Snow (Indian Hill), University of Mississippi Leslie Twehues (Highlands), University of Kentucky Sarah Vinson (Amelia), Marshall University Maggie Brown (Lakota West) Kate Biggerstaff (Columbus resident) Erin Jacobsen (Chicago resident) Lisa Nouansengy (Dayton resident) Allie Vernon (Chicago resident)

Snow begins her sophomore season with the University of Mississippi this fall. Ohio Elite kicked off pool play at nationals with a win over ESC 91 Black, 4-0, on Wednesday, July 22. The girls improved to 2-0 in pool play Thursday, July 23, with a win over Pleasanton Rage, 3-0. During the final day of pool play Friday, July 24, Ohio Elite finished in a 2-2 draw with FC Bucks Vipers, the eventually U-18 girls national champions.

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Trace Voshell, left, and Mike Jefferson, both 2007 Clermont Northeastern High School graduates, were reunited on the diamond this summer with the Cincinnati Steam. has kept his appearances down a bit but it’s kept (Voshell) fresh,” Regruth said. “He’s hitting the ball more solidly and for more power lately.” Jefferson has struck out 15 batters looking and leads the Great Lakes League in the statistic. Having pitched 28 innings, Jefferson is 2-1 with a 2.89 ERA, 41 strike outs (No. 3 in league) and a .196 opponent batting average (No. 6 in league). “(Jefferson) is one of the highlights of our pitching staff and they’ve been a strength all year,” Regruth said. “He throws hard and he’s a lefty. “I think that will make him a commodity with the professional teams,” Regruth added of Jefferson’s prospects at the next level. The Steam travel to Xenia, OH, for the Great Lakes League Championship tournament Tuesday, Aug. 4, with finals concluding Friday, Aug. 7. In 2008, Cincinnati won both the regular season and tournament titles in the Great Lakes League.

By the numbers

Trace Voshell and Mike Jefferson have both posted impressive numbers during the start of their collegiate careers. Voshell begins his junior season at Ohio University next spring. Jefferson will be a red-shirt sophomore at Louisianna Tech University. Trace Voshell, catcher – Started nine games as sophomore during 2924 season for Ohio University. Carried .392 batting average with 20 hits, 14 runs, three doubles, two home runs and 11 RBI. As a freshman, batted .364 with 16 hits, 12 RBI and seven runs. Named Southern Buckeye Conference Player of the Year as senior at Clermont Northeastern. Mike Jefferson, pitcher – Led Louisianna Tech (29-22 overall) with 25 appearances as red-shirt freshman. Finished at 3-3 with 6.27 ERA, 51.2 innings pitched and 39 strike outs. Named Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Pitcher of the Week on April, 20. Held WAC opponents to .223 batting average.

SIDELINES CNE cheer camp

The Clermont Northeastern High School cheerleaders are hosting a youth cheer camp open to all area youth ages 5-12, from 6:30-9 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 19, through Friday, Aug. 21, in the high school pavilion, between the middle and high schools, 5327 Hutchinson Road, Batavia. The cost is $35 per cheerleader. The cheerleaders will provide instruction on the fundamentals of cheerleading and proper technique on warm-ups and stretching. Cheerleaders will learn how to do different jumps, chants, cheers and a camp dance. Spirit sticks will be given each night, a camp T-shirt is included in the price this year and campers will be provided a small snack on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Parents can attend a small program at 8 p.m. Friday to see how much their campers have learned and accomplished during camp. There are a limited numbers of spots available. Contact 258-9836 or e-mail jbuxtonwhitaker@yahoo.com.

Baseball tryouts

U15 Force Baseball, formally Foster Force, a three-year-established AABC team, is looking for a few good players to fill the 2010 roster. Positions available include infield, outfield and pitching. The team is considering merging with another established team. The team is managed by a 12-year veteran coach who also runs the Elite Cincinnati High School Baseball program for Champions. About 20 to 30 scholarships are awarded every year. The two assistant coaches are non-parent coaches who have both played college base-

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ball four years each. Tryouts are Aug. 8 at 5100 River Valley Road in Milford, close to Tealtown Ballpark, or call for a private tryout. Call Steve at 200-9346 or e-mail sjmel69@yahoo.com. Important questions to ask before choosing a AABC team include: • How many parent coaches are there? • How many years coaching this level? • What other baseball work do they do? • Where is the home field located? • The U12 Midland Indians baseball team will have tryouts at noon, Saturday, Aug. 8, and 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 15. Please contact the Midland Indians for details and field directions at 659-5558 • The Cincinnati Sharks baseball organization is preparing to conduct player evaluations for the multiple age groups for the 2009 season. The Sharks are recognized as a Program of Excellence and have teams in most age groups in the National and American divisions of the SWOL. Coaches are looking for a few high skill and character players with a passion for the game for the 2010 season. The organization has an emphasis on developing players for long-term success. Call 623-4171 for U16, AND 256-7265 for U13. • The 2010 Cincy Flames 8U select baseball tryouts are scheduled for 4:30-6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 15; and 6-7:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 23. Both tryouts will be at Southwest Ohio Baseball Academy & Training, 9230 Port Union Rialto Road, West Chester. Contact Brian Giesting, 535-1648. Players can’t turn 9 before May 1, 2010.

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Jessica Pykosz, Milford High School senior, has signed her letter of commitment to play soccer at the College of Mount St. Joseph (NAIA) where she plans to study athletic training and physical therapy. Pykosz was a four-year varsity soccer athlete playing both center-mid and defender positions during her Eagle career. In 2008, Pykosz earned 1st Team All-FAVC honors as a senior. After her junior season, Pykosz received 2nd Team All-FAVC honors. Pykosz also excelled in the classroom, earning FAVC All-Academic honors. In addition to her soccer career, Pykosz also played on the varsity basketball team during her senior year. From left are: First row, Ken Pykosz (dad), Jessica Pykosz and Jo Pykosz (mom); second row, Patrick Winkler (Milford girls varsity soccer head coach).

Milford High School senior Robert Nesteroff signs a letter of commitment to play baseball for Cedarville University where he plans to study finance. Watching him sign is his mom, Margie, left, and dad Rob Nesteroff, right. In back, from left, are Milford varsity baseball Head Coach Tom Kilgore, Assistant Coach Mike Barnard, Pitching Coach Shane Ferguson and Assistant Coach Pierre Gendreau. Nesteroff was a two-year varsity centerfielder and pitcher for the Eagles who earned 1st Team All-FAVC honors as a junior. In his junior season, Nesteroff hit .427 and went 3-0 with a 1.05 ERA in 11 appearances on the hill for Milford.

Allison Nagle, Milford High School senior, has signed her letter of commitment to play basketball for Shawnee State University. Nagle plans to pursue a career in elementary education or sports marketing/management. Nagle was a four-year starting varsity guard for the Eagles who earned 1st Team All-FAVC honors in both 2008 and 2009 as well as All-Southwest District and All-City honors. From left are: front row, John Nagle (father), Allison Nagle and Tracey Nagle (mother); back row, John Nagle (brother), Eric Reichert (Milford varsity girls basketball coach), Robin Hagen-Smith (Shawnee State University women’s basketball coach).

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Milford High School senior Robert Nesteroff signs a letter of commitment to play baseball for Cedarville University where he plans to study finance. Watching him sign is his mom, Margie, left, and dad Rob Nesteroff, right. In back, from left, are Milford varsity baseball Head Coach Tom Kilgore, Assistant Coach Mike Barnard, Pitching Coach Shane Ferguson and Assistant Coach Pierre Gendreau. Nesteroff was a two-year varsity centerfielder and pitcher for the Eagles who earned 1st Team All-FAVC honors as a junior. In his junior season, Nesteroff hit .427 and went 3-0 with a 1.05 ERA in 11 appearances on the hill for Milford.

The Milford Muckdogs finish the first half of Clermont County’s knothole season undefeated with an 8-0 record. With a high-scoring offense and a stingy defense, they managed to outscore their opponents 108-26. The second half of the season brings the city tournament for the top three finishers. Team members are Caige Beuerlein, Ryan Burig, Mitchell Cox, Bryce Dugan, Nick England, Brandon Fritts, Nicolas Jordan, Blake King, Ander Kohrs, Jarrett Reynolds, Scott Steiner, Jr. and Kevin Tauber. In second row, on left, is scorekeeper Marilyn Kohrs. In second row, on right, is team mom Chris Beuerlein. Coaches, in back, are Bill Fritts, Chad Beuerlein, Scott Steiner and Robert Jordan.

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4-H is a passion, a gift that keeps giving When I was chosen as the 2008 Clermont County Fair Queen, I was unaware of all the adventures that would soon be coming my way. The first night in our camper, my mom woke me up at three in the morning, convinced that we were going to get struck by lightning. Another day, my $500 check was eaten by a sheep, my sash was eaten by a cow and there was a day, while walking by the rides that a boy was staring at me, and not paying any attention that he walked right into the gate and fell over. My name was put on a billboard. I had my first radio interview and one day, while walking with my friend Lynn, a lady approached us and said, “You’re the fair queen ... and you’re ... her friend.” We’re all gathered here tonight because it is these memories that make this experience so unforgettable. Throughout my years in 4-H, I have been given the opportunity to not only be the fair queen, but

also the 2007 General Projects Representative, the president of the 4-H Patriots, a camp counselor, a state fair delegate, an outstanding exhibitor, and a Alex Plante member of Junior Board. But, in Community Fair 27 days, I’ll be Press Guest leaving all these Columnist titles behind to be a freshman at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. It’s scary to think that all I’ve ever known will not be right up the street anymore. 4-H has taught me that it’s not these titles that define me. It’s what I’ve learned from them and these things will always stay with me. I’ll be majoring in songwriting in the fall. It’s a little known fact that the first song I ever wrote was a song to help me remember the parts of a chicken. Not only this, but I’ve learned to be bold, inde-

pendent, strong-willed, determined, prepared, and to dive in head first every time an opportunity presents itself. When I joined 4-H 10 years ago, I went from being that girl who couldn’t keep a plant alive, to raising a couple goats and a flock of chickens. It’s that same program that is giving me the opportunity to stand before you today. Throughout the past year as the 2008 Clermont County Fair Queen, I have had the opportunity to not only represent Clermont County here at the fairgrounds, but participate in the Ohio Fair Queen’s Contest, had an amazing last year as a counselor at Camp Graham, and attended Citizenship Washington Focus in Washington D.C. I could not be more grateful for the opportunities presented to me. At the Ohio Fair Queen’s contest in Columbus in January, I represented Clermont County in front of a board of judges where they asked me Miss America-ish questions from “What is the biggest

United Way to offer free 2010 tax prep Clermont County taxpayers will have an opportunity to have more cash to their names next tax season. This is thanks to a new site for United Way of Greater Cincinnati’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Initiative at the Workforce One of Clermont County (One Stop) location, 756 Old Ohio 74 in Mount Carmel, operated by the Clermont County Department of Job and Family Services. EITC is a federal tool that returns more money to hardworking, low-income taxpayers. This free opportunity is two-fold. It helps qualified people not only get back their hard earned tax dollars – helping them achieve financial stability – it saves them from paying to have someone prepare their tax returns. In 2009, participating area taxpayers – including Clermont County residents – received a total of $16,636,791 – a 71-percent increase in total refund dollars over the previous year. Participating families also saved $3,163,060 in fees associated with commercial preparation and rapid refund anticipation loans. Of the thousands of families who received the assistance in 2009, 3,599 claimed the EITC. The significant 2009 increase in results is credited, in part, to the new partnerships United Way formed with the American Association

of Retired Persons (AARP) and the Ohio Benefit Bank. Both organizations provide free tax preparation services to individuals and families in the community. More than a dozen partners participated in this regional United Way initiative. PartnerDebra ships were managed by the Gordon Legal Aid Society of Greater Legal Aid Society of Community Cincinnati, Southwest Ohio, both United Press Guest Way agency partners, Northern Columnist Kentucky University, and Salmon P. Chase College of Law. You can help. Get involved. Beginning in February, area volunteers will help local individuals and families determine whether they qualify for the EITC. Training for these volunteers begins this fall by United Way and its partners. Contact United Way 211 at 2-1-1 or visit www.makeworkpay.com to learn more about how to get involved. Debra Gordon is the area director of United Way of Greater Cincinnati - Eastern Area (Clermont and Brown counties).

Patrol goes green with solar panels The Ohio State Highway Patrol is equipping its fleet of 1,150 Ford Crown Victoria cruisers with 5-watt solar panels in an effort to improve the vehicle’s battery performance and conserve fuel consumption. The patrol researched and tested the effectiveness of both the 1.5-watt and 5-watt solar panels available and came to the conclusion that the 5-watt would be most efficient in improving the vehicle and battery performance. Due to the magnitude of law enforcement specific equipment installed in each of the patrol’s cruisers a significant amount of drain occurs on the batteries even when the vehicle is off. The patrol anticipates the life of the vehicle’s battery will be extended with the use of the solar panels, resulting in a cost savings. This green technology will allow the patrol to not only sustain battery life, but conserve fuel. Troopers will be able to have the cruiser off when sitting in stationary patrol. The patrol already has conserved nearly $1 million or 16.4 percent in fuel from fiscal year 2007 to fiscal year 2008, with the increase of stationary patrols. With the installed solar panels, troopers will be able to operate the radio system with the vehicle’s engine off, saving fuel and with no

adverse effect on battery life. The new solar panels also will aide in officer safety and service to the citizens of Ohio by supporting one of the most important communication tools a trooper on the roadway has: The radio system, which connects troopers with dispatchLt. Randy L. ers. If a trooper shuts off his McElfresh cruiser during stationary patrol and cannot restart the vehicle Community due to a dead battery, the Press Guest trooper may lose the ability to Columnist start his engine to respond to incidents. The solar panels are installed in the rear deck of the cruiser, with direct wiring to the vehicle’s battery. The patrol used recycled misprinted license plates to fashion brackets, which not only saved money, but allowed them to custom fit the panel to the vehicle. The panels cost $36.99 each and should operate for five years. Lt. Randy L. McElfresh is the commander of the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Batavia Post.

problem in America’s school systems?” to “What cereal do you think best represents you?” My answer was simply Lucky Charms. When I was younger, I desperately wanted to be a Girl Scout. Luckily, my parents never let me and made me join 4-H instead. I feel so lucky to be involved in a program like Clermont County 4-H. When I think lucky, I think about my last night at Camp Graham, holding hands in a circle with people I had only met a few days before, as we released our Chinese lanterns to the sky. I think about all the friends I’ve made and the family that we’ve become. I’d like to take this time to thank the people that have stood behind me these past 10 years. Bea Faul, Janet Feldheus, Jerry Krebs, Scott Cangro and the staff at OSU Extension, my family, the friends I’ve made through 4-H, Michelle, Lynn, Seth, Tanner, Maria, Stephen the Lifeguard, Hank, Nick, the members of my

CH@TROOM Last week’s question: What do you like and dislike about the health care proposals currently before Congress? “I dislike everything about Obama’s Healthcare proposals in granting medical coverage to all Americans. Let’s just ‘light up another cigarette in the White House lawn, share a beer’ and discuss yet another hypocritical asinine ideas about rights. No one in this country should feel they are entitled without earning. The drug companies swear research for today’s cost. The HMO’s swear unfair payments. Granted, both seem to be doing well. You do, too. The ‘Hot-Line’ gets you as far as their ability to pay, although known-left to the sniffles and low-grade temps at the emergency room paid for by me and you. Nothing is done. I am retired military of 25 years service, which included a combat tour. What have you taken from me Obama and what might it cost me and my wife of 40 years medically?” J.W. “I oppose this plan because of the high cost, my distrust of the federal government’s ability to handle any program efficiently, and I worry the time to get an appointment to see a doctor will be months under this program. Just look at Canada’s, Great Britain’s and Massachusetts’ health plans to see the problems they have. Look at how badly the government has run the post office and Social Security and you see just how bad health care could be. If this health plan is so good why has the president tried to stop all debate by those who question the plan? Is he hiding something?” A.S. “To me it is a challenge in and of itself. Humans eventually encroach on the habitat and domain of creatures. Some enthusiasts compel legislation that protects some or many at the expense of others, be it creatures or humans. If someone diminished your territory, property and source of food, etc ..., how would you feel and react? To me an appropriate compromise is to safely attempt to rescue and humanely capture them, transport them, and release them in a more diverse habitat ala more rural and wild that hopefully will allow them to exist

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club, The 4-H Patriots, and all the girls who have ever been in my cabin at Camp Graham. You guys inspire me, and are the reason I am who I am today. While at Citizenship Washington Focus, while standing outside the Capitol Building wearing matching 4-H polos, an elderly man approached a group of us and said, “I was in 4-H when I was your age ... Those were the best years of my life.” I hope that in the future, I too can say that. I hope all of us can. 4-H is more than a farm kid thing. It’s more than the week every summer we spend here at the fairgrounds. It’s a passion. A relationship. A work ethic. A lesson learned, and a gift that keeps on giving. Let us never forget. Alex Plante lives in Milford. This is the speech she made before crowning the 2009 Clermont County Fair Queen July 26.

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This week’s question Should Major League Baseball reinstate Pete Rose? Why or why not? Every week The Community Journal asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to clermont@communitypress.com with “chatroom” in the subject line. and thrive better in their own turf area.” JJJR “What I like about the current health care proposal is that smart, informed Americans are rejecting it and doing so very loudly. If you are following Obama blindly down the path to socialism, it is time to open your eyes, read the Constitution and think for yourselves. Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and almost everything else the government touches is a disaster. We complained about $700 toilet seats covers and $1,000 hammers, we under 50 know that, like California’s residents, we will be getting IOUs (if we are lucky) rather than checks from the Social Security Administration. Yet some people still have delusions that the government can ‘fix’ the health care system. Examples of just how terrible our health care system is: I told my doctor, on a Monday, that I would like to schedule a colonoscopy. He said, ‘Fridays are usually busy, but this Thursday might work.’ When my son was 2 he had a stomach ache. Thinking it could be his appendix, I called the doctor after hours and within four hours my son had had an MRI and was nice and comfortable in a bed at Children’s hospital. My daughter fell and hurt her arm. Called the pediatrician at 8 a.m. and by 6 p.m. she had had X-rays and was the proud owner of a neon-blue cast. Those of us with insurance get quality care and a bill. Those of us without insurance get quality care and a bill. Sure, the system is not without its problems, but do you really want some politician in Washington who admits that he hasn’t even read the health care bill to ‘solve’ them? On a more positive note, glad to see that my computer still underlines the word ‘Obama’ as one that it doesn’t recognize. A good sign that all is still not lost.” L.A.D.B.

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Vintage Home inspires customers By Kellie Geist

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When you walk through the door at The Vintage Home, you can imagine the items for sale on display in someone’s home. Owner Becky Elliott sells antique and vintage items in her recently reopened shop, but she’s does more than sell them, she presents them. “I get a lot of comments that people like the vignettes, arrangements and ideas in my shop,” Elliott said. “I work hard to give people ideas and inspiration. I don’t just put items on a shelf.” Dedicated customer and friend Julia Gunderson loves The Vintage Home because of the effort Elliott puts into the shop. “She puts so much love and care into every single item ... She has a passion for this and it translates into what you see when you walk through the door,” Gunderson said. Elliott, who was a teacher for 35 years, had the shop in the same Milford location from 2006 until March of 2008, but had to close until spring of 2009 for personal reasons. When she saw the shop was vacant earlier this year, she knew it was time to reopen. “I missed the people and the relationships. The items in the shop are memory joggers. You hear a lot of conversations and memories,” Elliott said. The Vintage Home is

Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Location: 110 Main St., on the first floor of the red Ron Mason law office building. Phone number: 831-3404 open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Elliott provides housecleaning and daycare in the beginning of the week to supplement her income. Elliott got into antiques and vintage items through her mother. “My mom would always go to all the farm sales and just buy something, one souvenir of that family,” she said. “Everything in our house had a story and I developed an appreciation for the history behind those items.” Elliott will work with customers on layaway and finding particular items, even if it can’t be found in her store because she knows that customer will come back. “Everything here is a want – there’s not a need in this store,” Elliott said. “I know people are in nesting mode, but I think they still like to buy a little something for their home.” “And, when you see something at a store like this, you never know when you’re going to see it again,” she said.

THINGS TO DO

Do you recognize me?

The Clermont County Public Library is hosting the exhibit “Do You Recognize Me?” from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at the Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131. It is a display of unidentified historic Milford photographs. The event is free and runs through Aug. 31. Call 248-0700.

Buy fresh produce

The Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Market is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Milford Shopping Center, 1025 Lila Ave. A group of local growers sell fruits, vegetables, honey, potted flowers, cut flowers, herbs, seasonal decorations and more. Severe weather may shorten market times. Visit

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Blood drive

Hoxworth Blood Center is hosting a Community Blood Drive from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, at the Goshen Township Fire Department, 1849 Ohio 28. The event is free and appointments are recommended. Call 722-3500.

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Shop Clermont County By Kathy Lehr

Becky Elliott, owner of The Vintage Home in Milford, puts extra time and effort into the shop displays to give customers inspiration and decoration ideas.

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To help Clermont County stay fiscally sound, officials are kicking off a campaign that asks residents to “Shop Clermont County.” “When citizens eat at local restaurants and shop at retail businesses across Clermont County, it directly benefits the community they call home,” said Clermont Commission President Ed Humphrey. “A portion of the money you spend for these services is returned to the county to fund local government services, including the sheriff’s office, Clermont jail, Clermont Communications Center and court system.” The sales and use tax is state government’s second largest source of revenue and is an important revenue source for county government. The current state tax rate is 5.5 percent. Clermont County, like most counties across the state, has a 1 percent permissive tax that is levied when you buy retail items at local stores or eat at local restaurants. The county also receives 1 percent of the sales tax paid on all vehicles purchased by and titled to Clermont County citizens, no matter where the cars or trucks are purchased. The county relies on these sales tax revenues to fund more than 40 percent of its general services. It is the largest source of revenue in the county’s general fund. “Buying locally not only results in your sales tax dollars staying here to help provide local government services, but benefits your local business owner, and provides employment for your neigh-

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Melissa, Kim and Cary Parnes of Miami Township shop at Bigg’s regularly. This is an example of what county officials are asking residents to do: Shop in Clermont County. Their dog’s name is Kobe. bors,” said county Administrator David Spinney. “A township’s identity is created by hometown business,” said Goshen Township Trustee Mike Keeley. “These shops and restaurants create the charm and community that lure new residents and other businesses. Without them, Clermont County would lose its individuality and character. Supporting these businesses is like supporting family and friends.” “When I buy groceries for my family or purchase clothes or items for my home, I shop at local stores first,” said Kim Parnes of Miami Township. “I’m always amazed at how many unique businesses we have locally.” Every week, hundreds of people visit Harmony Hill Vineyards in Tate Township. “People come from all over Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana to enjoy the local winery. Many also patronize local restaurants and businesses

during their visit,” said Bethel Vice Mayor Donna Gunn. “Buying local not only stimulates the local economy, but when communities and citizens support those establishments, it encourages others to open businesses in a welcoming environment.” “Milford’s small town charm is due, in part, to a vibrant historic Main Street,” said Milford City Manager Loretta Rokey. “Our success depends upon loyal repeat customers from the surrounding area who enjoy the diversity and personal service that Milford’s Main Street provides.” “With the diversity of local businesses here, there isn’t a need for people to drive across town to dine or shop,” said Chris Hamm, owner of Latitudes Café and Buffalo Harry’s in Milford. “We are seeing a growing number of local people and those from neighboring counties and states visiting our establishments. Lots are

repeat customers. Many local residents are also choosing to shops and dine locally as a way to conserve energy.” “The Clermont Chamber of Commerce is an advocate of spending local, because the initial change in demand for goods and services causes greater aggregate spending within the local economy,” said Clermont Chamber President Matthew Van Sant. “This additional economic output provides greater opportunity for employment for our residents, stimulates private sector investment, and increases local tax revenues causing an improvement in quality of life for those in Clermont County.” Nationally, job losses, foreclosures and related issues have made our economy stagnate. “Like most counties we are seeing a steady decline in sales tax revenues,” said Clermont Office of Management and Budget Director Sukie Scheetz. “In 2007, we received $21.1 million from the sales tax; the number dropped by $600,000 for 2008, and in 2009, we are anticipating the tax will generate only $19.6 million.” “Clearly, if these projections hold true, and our economy doesn’t start to pick up, we will be forced to cut services that directly impact our citizens,” said Humphrey. “By patronizing local businesses, we help increase sales tax revenues, resulting in the creation and retention of local jobs. When possible, we encourage citizens to spend their hard earned dollars locally. It really does benefit those of us who call this beautiful area home.”

Renovation gives new life to old saloon By John Seney jseney@communitypress.com

A New Richmond physician has restored a 109-yearold building that was once a rowdy saloon and turned it into a place of healing. Dr. Janet S. Everhard recently opened her practice, known as the Women’s Health Partnership Inc., in the building at 401 Market St. She said the building has had multiple uses over the years. In addition to being a saloon, it also housed a casket sales business and a grocery store. By next summer it may also house also may house another unique operation – a European-style hostel. Everhard said she decided to take a stab at fixing up a building in a part of New Richmond that has not seen a lot of renovation up until now. She bought the property from the River Hills Bank last year and started work. The building was structurally sound, she said, “it just needs some tender loving care.” Everhard had a medical practice in Anderson Township for 15 years which she decided to move to New Richmond. She did most of the renovation work herself, with help from family and friends, and moved the medical practice into the first floor of the

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A 109-year-old building at the corner of Market and Quarry streets in New Richmond has been restored and turned into a doctor’s office. building. “It was a labor of love,” she said. She said that she has tried to bring the building back to a more traditional, historic look in the renovation. On the second and third floors of the building she wants to open a Europeanstyle hostel in which travelers can spend the night in dormitory-like rooms. She said she is an avid traveler herself, and enjoyed the experience of staying in hostels. She envisions it as a mixture of a European hostel and an Appalachian Trail inn geared to adventure travelers. She said a lot of hikers, bicyclists, motorcyclists, kayakers and people interested in the history of the area come though New Richmond and the hostel would be geared toward them. She said the hostel will be

called AdventuRetreat. As far as she knows, it will be the only European-style hostel in the Cincinnati area. Dave Kennedy, New Richmond’s village administrator, said Dr. Everhard’s work fits in perfectly with plans to revive the older part of New Richmond. “Those buildings are very important. It’s important that they get restored,” he said. Kennedy said the village helped with a tax abatement that freezes the tax rate at its pre-renovation amount. But he said most of the credit goes to Everhard. “It’s mostly her,” he said. “We salute her efforts.” Bob Lees, owner of the Front Street Cafe and someone who’s been involved in reviving the old section of New Richmond, also praised Everhard’s efforts. “It’s wonderful,” he said of the renovated building. Lees said “a lot of good

things” are happening in New Richmond and the village is drawing more tourists interested in the area’s history and the arts. He said he remembers Everhard’s building as a place known as the Friendly Tavern. He said when he was a youth growing up in New Richmond he had a shoeshine kit and would often look for customers coming out of the Friendly Tavern. “They always tipped me well,” Lees said. He said though most of the customers of the tavern were well-behaved, the place also had a reputation for fights. “There were unbelievable fights every once in a while,” he said. Lees said there are a lot of saloons in New Richmond’s past. At one time, New Richmond boasted it had “more churches and more saloons” than any other town along the Ohio River. Jerry Henderson, of New Richmond Auto Sales, said he also remembers the Market Street building as a saloon that had a bad reputation for fights. “It was a rough place,” Henderson said. He said he thought the renovation would help New Richmond a lot. “It’s beautiful now,” he said.


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BUSINESS MEETINGS

Clermont Chamber of Commerce Tailgate Event, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. “Hot Dog in Paradise.” Clermont Chamber of Commerce, 4355 Ferguson Drive, Suite 150. Causal networking lunch. Free. Registration required. 576-5000; www.clermontchamber.com. Batavia.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Clermont County Genealogical Society Picnic, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Sycamore Park, 4200 Ohio 132. Bring a picnic item. Kim Simmons presents “History of the Simmons Family.” Presented by Clermont County Genealogical Society. 723-3423; www:rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohclecgs/. Batavia.

LITERARY - LIBRARIES

Friends of the Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 11 a.m. Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131. Meeting. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 248-0700; www.clermontlibrary.org. Milford.

RECREATION

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; www.cincynature.org. Union Township. Wii Play, 2 p.m. Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St. Play Guitar Hero World Tour, Game Party II, Rayman Raving Rabbids, Mario Kart, Super Mario Galaxy, Boom Box and Wii Sport. For teens and tweens. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 724-1070; www.clermontlibrary.org. Williamsburg. F R I D A Y, A U G . 7

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Frontier Squares, 8 p.m. American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive. Plus level square and round dance club for experienced dancers. $5. 929-2427. Milford.

Fish Fry, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131. Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes 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.

MUSIC - COUNTRY

For more about Greater Cincinnati’s dining, music, events, movies and more, go to Metromix.com.

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

MUSEUMS

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MUSIC - RELIGIOUS

Basic Truth, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Putters Three-Putt Tavern, 5723 Signal Hill Court, Ages 21 and up. $3. 831-5777. Milford.

NATURE

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

Children’s Vintage Books Display, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Promont House Museum, 248-2304; www.milfordhistory.net. Milford. Outdoor Gospel Sing, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Fox Farm, 5489 Newtonsville Hutchinson Road. With Gospel Messingers, Work In Progress, Back to the Cross, Harpers, 4 Ever His and The Ferrens. Free. 625-1045. Batavia.

RECREATION

All-Night Fishing, 8 p.m. Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road. Rent rowboat or bring your own. Four horsepower or less electric and gas motors permitted. Fishing ticket good for 12 hours. Light visible 360 degrees required on boats after dark. All ages. $9.50 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; rowboat rental $9.39 six hours, $11.27 12 hours; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663; www.greatparks.org. Symmes Township. Hike For Your Health, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 8311711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township. Wii Play, 2 p.m. Williamsburg Branch Library, 724-1070; www.clermontlibrary.org. Williamsburg. S A T U R D A Y, A U G . 8

ART EXHIBITS

Do You Recognize Me? 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 2480700. Milford.

FARMERS MARKET

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. http://milfordfarmersmarket.com. Milford. Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Shaw Farms Produce, 575-2022. Miami Township. Batavia Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Batavia Township, Main and Depot streets. Vegetables, fruits and eggs. 876-2418. Batavia.

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NATURE

Bird Walk, 8 a.m.-10 a.m. With Bill Stanley. 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; www.cincynature.org. 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. Nature Calls Geology and Fossil Tour, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 831-1711. Milford.

PUBLIC HOURS

Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Shaw Farms Produce, 575-2022. Miami Township.

Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive. Bonaventure House with exhibits, gift shop and library, 1797 Rich Log Cabin and 1879 Bishop-Coleman Gazebo. $3. 683-5692; www.lovelandmuseum.org. Loveland. Lake Isabella Fishing Boathouse, 7 a.m.-7 a.m. Lake Isabella, 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Symmes Township. Loveland Castle, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Loveland Castle, 683-4686; www.lovelandcastle.com. Symmes Township.

FESTIVALS

RECREATION

COMMUNITY DANCE

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.

FARMERS MARKET

Holy Trinity Festival, 7 p.m.-midnight, Holy Trinity Church, 140 N. Sixth St. Food, Wii tournament, casino, music, raffle and giveaways. Through Aug. 8. 732-2024, ext. 10. Batavia.

FOOD & DRINK

Friday Night Grillouts, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Music by Kevin Fox. Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road. Outdoor covered patio or air-conditioned dining area. Includes specialty, à la carte and children’s dinners. Music, fishing demonstrations and naturalist’s wildlife programs. $3.75-$8.85; parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663. Symmes Township.

FESTIVALS

Holy Trinity Festival, 4 p.m.-midnight, Holy Trinity Church, 732-2024, ext. 10. Batavia.

HOME & GARDEN CLASSES

Homegrown Permaculture Workshop, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Water Use Workshop. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. Includes lunch. $65. Registration recommended. 683-2340; www.grailville.org. Loveland.

All-Night Fishing, 8 p.m. Lake Isabella, 7911663; www.greatparks.org. Symmes Township. Hike For Your Health, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 8311711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.

RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY

Clermont County Park District is hosting an Evening Walk at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at Kelley Nature Preserve, Ohio 126, Miamiville. It is a naturalist-led walk through forest in search of wildflowers. The event is free. Call 876-9013 or visit www.parks.clermontcountyohio.gov. S U N D A Y, A U G . 9 Granny’s Sunday Supper, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. With Mark Metcalf, Veg Head Restaurant owner and chef. Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. Harvest and cook meal with guest chef. $15, free ages 4 and under. Registration required. Presented by Granny’s Garden School. 3242873; www.grannysgardenschool.com. Loveland.

FARMERS MARKET

Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Shaw Farms Produce, 575-2022. Miami Township.

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MUSEUMS

They Are Just Like Us, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. UC Clermont College Art Gallery, 732-5332. Batavia. Do You Recognize Me?, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 2480700. Milford.

NATURE

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Children’s Vintage Books Display, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Promont House Museum, 248-2304; www.milfordhistory.net. Milford. Nature Calls Geology and Fossil Tour, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 831-1711. Milford.

RECREATION

Hike For Your Health, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 8311711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township. Bike Ride, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Loveland Bike and Skate Rental, 206 Railroad Ave. Ride Loveland Bike Trail with Northern Hills Synagogue members. Free, bike rental available. Presented by Northern Hills Synagogue. 5218586; www.nhs-cba.org/bikeride8-909.htm. Loveland. M O N D A Y, A U G . 1 0

Quilt Show, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Bethel Murdoch Presbyterian Church, 9602 Murdoch Goshen Road. More than 50 quilts on display. Free. 583-9676; www.thebmpc.org. Loveland.

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COOKING CLASSES

FARMERS MARKET

Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Shaw Farms Produce, 575-2022. Miami Township.

HAPPY HOURS

Member Appreciation Night, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Buffalo Harry’s, 1001 Lila Ave. Refreshments and cash bar. $30 non-members; Free Chamber members. Reservations required. Presented by Clermont Chamber of Commerce. 576-5000; www.clermontchamber.com. Milford.

FARMERS MARKET

Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Shaw Farms Produce, 575-2022. Miami Township.

LITERARY - BOOK CLUBS

Book Discussion Group, 2 p.m. “The Little Book” by Selden Edwards. Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St. Adults. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 7241070. Williamsburg.

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LITERARY - BOOK CLUBS

Book Discussion, 2 p.m. “The Guernsey Literary and the Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer. Doris Wood Branch Library, 180 S. Third St. Adults. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 732-2128. Batavia. Check It Out Adult Book Club, 1:30 p.m. “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini. Goshen Branch Library, 6678 Ohio 132. 722-1221. Goshen.

LITERARY - STORY TIMES

Drop-In Story Time, 11 a.m. Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St. Stories, games, songs and crafts. All ages. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 7241070. Williamsburg.

NATURE

Nature Calls Geology and Fossil Tour, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 831-1711. Milford. Kids Crafts, 10 a.m. Twig Birdhouses. Pattison Park, 2228 U.S. 50. Free. Presented by Clermont County Park District. 876-9013; www.parks.clermontcountyohio.gov. Owensville. Storytime, 1:30 p.m. Topic: snakes. Includes visit from live snake. Sycamore Park, 4200 Ohio 132. Free. 876-9013; www.parks.clermontcountyohio.gov. Batavia.

Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Shooters Sports Grill, 774-7007. Loveland.

HEALTH / WELLNESS

Community Blood Drive. 2 p.m.-8 p.m. Goshen Township Fire Department, 1849 Ohio 28, Free. Appointments recommended. Presented by Hoxworth Blood Center. 7223500. Goshen. The Key to Hips and Knees, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Mercy Hospital Clermont, 3000 Hospital Drive, Minning Lecture Hall. Learn the options now available to keep your hips and knees healthy. Dr. With Charles D. Miller. Free. Registration required. 956-3729. Batavia.

LITERARY - LIBRARIES

Summer Reading Wrap Up Party, 2 p.m. Goshen Branch Library, 6678 Ohio 132. Keith Robinson from the Clermont County Park District discusses fossils in the area. Includes crafts and snacks. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 722-1221; www.clermontlibrary.org. Goshen.

NATURE

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

RECREATION

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Riverbend Music Center hosts Rascal Flatts with special guest Darius Rucker at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For tickets, visit www.Riverbend.org or call 800-745-3000.

Hike For Your Health, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 8311711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township. Wii Play, 2 p.m. Williamsburg Branch Library, 724-1070; www.clermontlibrary.org. Williamsburg.

PROVIDED

The Greater Cincinnati Radio Control Club hosts the 49th Annual Flying Circus, a radio control model air show with aircraft featuring flying saucers, Harry Potter and Snoopy’s dog house. It is 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 8-9, at the Butler County Regional Airport, 2820 Bobmeyer Road, Hamilton, Ohio. It is free; parking is $5. Visit www.gcrcc.net or call 513-608-8521.


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Cornhole event to benefit troops The second annual Sunday/Funday will be held at noon Sunday, Aug. 16, at the Branch Hill VFW Post on 6653 Epworth Road in Loveland. “We always look for any opportunity to sponsor a community event that encourages families to get out and have fun together,” said Commander William “Bill” Miller. “Besides the main event, which is an amateur cornhole tournament, this event will feature a free fishing contest, kids low-cost game booths, a free cornhole tournament for kids 10 and under, a holiday sale, a fortune teller,

face painting, a cake walk, raffles, split-the-pot and lots of good food – just to name a few.” The adult cornhole tournament will include singles and doubles contests, and the entry fee will be $10 per person. “We plan to split the cornhole proceeds with the post for the prizes,” said Melissa Miller, event chair. “That way the more people who participate, the greater the prizes.” All proceeds will be used to send packages to area troops fighting overseas and to “adopted” units in Iraq and Afghanistan. “We will

have a booth where people can write a message to a soldier – they really need to know we support their efforts,” Miller said. “We also encourage people to bring an item to send to a soldier.” Post 5354 is on 15 acres complete with pond. It searches for opportunities to contribute to the community. It is offering free use of the post facilities for farewell/welcome home parties for troops leaving or returning from active duty. E-mail to sundayfunday4troops@yahoo.com, or call Melissa at 307-5186.

which God wishes to remain anonymous.” The late psychiatrist M. Scott Peck wrote, “I’ve become more and more impressed by the frequency of statistically highly improbable events. In their improbability, I gradually began to see the fingerprints of God. On the basis of such events in my own life and in the lives of my patients. “I know that grace is real. ...We who are properly skeptical and scientific-minded may be inclined to dismiss this force since we can’t

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touch it and have no decent way to measure it. Yet it exists. It is real.” Another professional, psycho-therapist Robert A. Johnson, refers to grace as “slender threads” touching our lives: “The possibility of the slender threads operating at all times is so staggering that most of us can’t bear it. ...It is probably true that we live in a universe with more meaning in it than we can comprehend or even tolerate. “Life is not meaningless; it is overflowing with meaning, pattern and connec-

tions.” Father Lou Even in times of Guntzelman trouble or Perspectives turmoil, hope says surprises can happen. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@community press.com 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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Have you ever stopped spontaneously at a gas station, talked with a stranger at the next pump, and left with a great job offer? Did the university you chose for educational purposes introduce you to your spouse? Did you lose track of the wisest schoolteacher you ever had, wish you could have her advice now, and a week later in a crowded mall see her again? Have you ever unexpectedly met a physician who soon proved vital for your health? Many occurrences in our lives seem accidental or completely by chance. And the odds are that’s exactly what they are. But there are a few others that seem so much more to us in their impact and personal meaning. Yet the causes are unde-


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Look out for the boys in blue(berries)

I’m just glad Donna and Dan Rouster didn’t have the blueberry food police after me, the grandkids a n d daughteri n - l a w, Jessie, when we picked blueberries Rita at their Heikenfeld farm. T h e Rita’s kitchen temptation to sample as we picked took hold and we did just that. By the time we left, my capris and T-shirt were dotted blue. It was a perfect way to spend a summer morning.

Tink Stewart’s blueberry buckle

OK, so when Tink brought this over, she told me it was a Betty Crocker recipe but I know it had Tink’s touch – that extra bit of love folded in. I’ve adapted it slightly. Delicious.

2 cups flour â „4 cup sugar 21â „2 teaspoons baking powder 3 â „4 teaspoon salt 1 â „4 cup shortening 3 â „4 cup milk 3

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Jack and Will Heikenfeld picking blueberries at Rouster’s Farm. 1 egg slightly beaten 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries (thawed and drained) Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray or grease 9inch square or round pan. Blend everything but berries and beat 30 seconds. Stir in berries. Spread into pan. Sprinkle with crumb topping and bake 40 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Drizzle with glaze.

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Blend together in a bowl. 1 â „2 cup sugar 1 â „3 cup flour Up to 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 â „2 stick softened butter or margarine

Glaze:

Blend together in a bowl. 1 â „2 cup powdered sugar

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AarĂłn Sanchez, Food Network star interview. Check out my blog at www.Cincinnati. com/living for the video. (Under “Eating In,â€? click on “Cooking with Ritaâ€? and look for the entry titled “Video: AarĂłn Sanchez, Food Network Star shows me easy Mexican dishesâ€?).

Combine dry ingredients. Add buttermilk and vinegar and whisk to combine. Ditto with yogurt and mayo. COURTESY RITA HEIKENFELD

Rita’s version of Tink Stewart’s blueberry buckle recipe. 1 teaspoon vanilla 11⠄2 to 2 teaspoons hot water

Jimmy Gherardi’s Not Hidden Valley Ranch dressing

Along with being a consultant to the food industry, Jimmy also creates menus for Seven Hills School and other schools whose focus is child nutrition and wellness (a cause close to Jimmy’s heart). Jimmy uses all organic products at the school. “Kids love ranch dressing and this one is good for them,� he told me. 1 ⠄2 tablespoon each: sea salt and dried dill leaves 1 ⠄4 tablespoon each: garlic powder and onion powder 1 ⠄4 teaspoon black pepper 1 pint buttermilk

Like ZZ’s Boccone Dolce (Sweet Mouthful) cake

For Jean, from Barbara Dahl, an Indian Hill Journal reader. “This is from Sardi’s New York. It’s in Mary and Vincent Price’s book ‘A Treasury of Great Recipes’ from 1965. Makes an impressive dessert and cost 85 cents at the time,� Barbara said.

carefully peel waxed paper from bottom. Put on cake racks to dry.

Filling:

Melt over hot water 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate pieces and 3 tablespoons water. Whip 3 cups cream until stiff. Gradually add 1⠄3 cup sugar and beat until very stiff. (I think I’d beat them together). Slice 1 pint strawberries. Place meringue layer on serving plate and spread with thin coating of chocolate. Spread whipped cream about 3⠄4 inch thick and top this with layer of strawberries. Put second layer of meringue on top, spread with chocolate, another layer of whipped cream and strawberries. Top with third layer of meringue. Frost sides smoothly with remaining

Meringue layers:

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Beat until stiff 4 egg whites, a pinch of salt, and 1â „4 teaspoon cream of tartar. Gradually beat in 1 cup sugar and continue to beat until stiff and glossy. Line baking sheets with waxed paper, and on the paper trace three 8-inch diameter circles. Spread meringue evenly over circles, about 1â „4 thick, bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until meringue is pale gold, but still pliable. Remove from oven and

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whipped cream. Decorate top informally using rest of melted chocolate. Or use whole strawberries. Refrigerate two hours before serving. Serves eight.

Tips from Rita’s kitchen

Freeze blueberries, unwashed in single layer, uncovered, on a cookie sheet until frozen hard. Then pour into containers. To use, rinse just a tiny bit under cool water in a colander – don’t let thaw completely before using in baked goods. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at columns@communitypress.com with “Rita’s kitchen� in the subject line. Or call 513-248-7130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at www.Abouteating.com.

Council on Aging honors communications The Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio awarded the Clermont County Office of Public Information (OPI) with the 2009 Community Service

Award during the organization’s 38th annual dinner and meeting held Tuesday, March 17. “Clermont Senior Services

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Wilsons receive national recognition and recognize those individuals across the United States who exhibit the same compassionate, caring and humble generosity of spirit as Milbank did in his lifetime. Annual membership in the Jeremiah Milbank Society is for those individuals who make an unrestricted gift to any local Boys & Girls Club of $10,000 or more. The Wilson’s joined the society in 2008 by virtue of their generous contribution of $10,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Clermont County. Their continued support has helped make it possible for young people to receive the guidance, opportunity and encouragement they need to take control of their lives, envision productive futures and reach their goals.

Clermont Habitat taking applications Clermont Habitat for Humanity has started its 2009 building season with one house in New Richmond. Applicants for the next building site in New Richmond are being sought. They also are taking applications for future building sites. To qualify the family must meet the following criteria – a minimum income of $23,000 per year, they must be on their job at least one year and have a decent credit rating.

They also must live in sub-standard housing which can be described as structurally unsound, poorly maintained or environmentally unsafe. It also could be defined as overcrowded or living with someone else because you are unable to find other housing. Clermont Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization, which builds homes in Clermont County in conjunction with partner families. The houses are owned by the families. They

Clermont Co. athletes participate in Special Olympics Almost 2,500 athletes from all across Ohio participated in the 2009 Special Olympics State Summer Games at the Ohio State University. Competition will be held in 12 sports: Aquatics, athletics (track and field), bocce, bowing, cycling, gymnastics, power lifting, roller skating, soccer, softball throw, tennis and volleyball. From Clermont County, the following MRDD athletes participated: Rocky Arnett, Tate Township; Dwayne Castle, Milford; Ryan Chowning, Milford; Melissa Doyle, Union Township; Brian Dunkmann, Blanchester; Jackie Foy, Union Township; Chris Gerth, Union Town-

ship; Chris Hart, Stonelick Township; Denise Hendrickson, Union Township; Marco Huber, Union Township; Gary Kasarcik, Amelia; Misty Kincaid, Owensville; Cathy Mooi, Loveland; Teresa Reilley, Batavia; Ellen Thompson, Loveland; Bill Thompson, Milford; Harvey Troxell, Withamsville; Delbert Witt, Goshen; Desziray Woessner, Owensville; Jarod Allen; Natasha Bailey; Kirsten Carlson; Mark Drew; Emily Fleming; Amanda Haines; James Harding; John Harding; George McCollum; Jeff McMillian; Krystal Price; Cassie Slone; John Thieman; Holly Walsh; and David Whittaker.

have an interest free-loan for the duration of their mortgage. Each family has the responsibility to pay their mortgage and maintain their home. The families must work 500 hours of “sweat equity” hours. These are the hours required of each family to work on their own house. This may include other family members, friends or other partners. Call 942-9211 to have an application mailed.

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Rodenberg goes to Washington

Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg recently took a family trip to Washington, D.C. They stopped by U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt’s office for a visit and tour of the Capitol. In the photo are, from left: Schmidt, Sue McPhillips, Don McPhillips, Rodenberg, Kathy Rodenberg. Sitting is Mary McPhillips. The McPhillips are Kathy Rodenberg’s mother, brother and sister.

Health booklet can improve fitness Community Press Staff Report “Over 90 percent of Clermont County citizens questioned say they are satisfied or very satisfied with their life and most say they are in good, very good, or excellent health,” said the Clermont General Health District’s Jennifer Vesper. The health district, using a Healthy Weight in Ohio Communities grant, worked with the Center for Urban and Public Affairs at Wright State University to conduct a community health survey. The study questioned 900 citizens about their health and nutrition habits. A separate survey of fourth graders in the county was taken, and the results will be available at a later date. The study also found that a significantly higher percentage of respondents do not participate in any physical activity, which is above state and national comparisons. Twothirds of all participants say

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they have a weight problem. “While the number of county citizens who smoke is higher than the state and national average, over half of smokers say they have tried to quit in the past year,” Vesper said. “As a way to increase public awareness about the importance of health and nutrition, Clermont CAN (Coalition for Activity and Nutrition) will distribute a booklet at various locations throughout the county in July highlighting the many county, township and community parks that offer free or no cost facilities for walking, tennis, volleyball and many other activities,” said Clermont Assistant Health Com-

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Boys & Girls Club national organization that provides support services for clubs serving youth. He served as treasurer of the national organization for more than 25 years. Throughout his lifetime, Milbank gave a fortune to help those in need. Yet he never sought monuments or memorials. He believed that wealth not used to help others was wealth wasted. Milbank was a humble man who inspired greatness in others. His extraordinary and life-long concern for youth and those less fortunate has changed the lives of millions and is the inspiration for The Jeremiah Milbank Society. The Jeremiah Milbank Society was established by Boys & Girls Clubs of America as a fitting way to thank

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Archie Wilson, a long time supporter and dedicated board member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Clermont County, and his wife Sandy, were recognized at the 2009 National Conference of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America in honor of their induction into the Jeremiah Milbank Society. At the conference, the Wilson’s enjoyed a presentation by Judge Glenda Hatchet and heard from Roxanne Spillet, president of the national organization. Other special presentations and an Alumni Hall of Fame reception were organized to honor the Wilsons and other Jeremiah Milbank Society members. A lifelong believer in volunteerism, Jeremiah Milbank helped President Herbert Hoover develop the

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Governor’s talk in Bethel was good Howdy folks, The good news is Ruth Ann is doing good, at the last check the doctor said instead of each Tuesday to check her blood make it two weeks. Thank God it’s staying good. Last Wednesday I went to the Bethel school to hear Governor Strickland tell about the school budget. It was a good meeting. There were teachers telling about how the all-day, every-day kindergarten was a big benefit to the learning for the

children. The governor had proposed all-day, every-day for kindergarten, but found out Bethel-Tate has been doing that for two years and he was very impressed. He said he would like to take these teachers on his rounds of talking to different schools. We are fortunate to have the folks who are concerned about the education of our children. Felicity has been having this program for kindergarten for several years now, too. Last Saturday evening we

went up to Taylor’s Chapel Church to attend their homemade ice cream social. They had hot dogs, hamburgers, cake and pie along with the ice cream. These folks have five gallon freezers that are turned by hand. They made 40 gallon. This is done by about 20 people. I imagine after freezing that much they may need some Bengay. This social has been an annual event for more than 100 years the best we could find out. They are to be praised for this event. Ruth

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Sunday morning service. When I think about this church by the side of the road I think about the song. When you stop for ice cream you will be greeted by lots of hellos and big smiles so mark your calendar for the last Saturday in July. They start at 5 p.m. The Grange booths were put in on Saturday and were done in a short time with lots of people working on them. They looked great. We took cakes and garden produce to the fair Tuesday morning. Ruth Ann made three cakes, one blackberry jam, one angel food and a chocolate with peanut butter icing. The folks who put the fair together do a wonderful job. I imagine they get lots of criticism, but as the Indian said

Do you know an individual, business or former public official that was a “Pacesetter” in 2008? The Clermont Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the prestigious Edward J. Parish Individual Pacesetter Award, the Corporate Pacesetter Award and the Martha Dorsey Public Servant Pacesetter Award. Presented annually at the Chamber of Commerce Pacesetter Awards Dinner in November, the Pacesetters are selected from nominations submitted from the chamber membership and the community, on the basis of character, citizenship, leadership and a genuine concern for the welfare of

Clermont County. Review the qualifications for each award and take a moment to nominate a Chamber member for one of these prestigious awards. The Edward J. Parish Pacesetter shall be a living person who: • Is a member of the business community, and whose business is a member of the Clermont Chamber of Commerce, • Performs services for the county, which are voluntary, continued and devoted in nature and/or promotes a business culture in which community support is encouraged, • Has attained professional, business or civic distinc-

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“before you criticize a person, walk George a mile in his Rooks moccasins.” W h e n Ole you see any Fisherman of the fair directors say what a wonderful fair it is and thank them. You might even shake their hand. The ladies who are at the front desk do a super job answering questions, selling tickets and whatever is asked of them. Thank them. Start your week by going to the church of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God bless all. More later. George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.

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Ann and I try to go each year, but some times other events interfere, but this year we made it. A feller showed us a signature quilt. This guilt was made in 1920 and was in excellent condition. The stitching was beautiful. These folks who made the quilt were so precise in their sewing. We had the honor of meeting their pastor Rev. Susan Davidson. She gave me a list of other people who spoke. They are Rev. Lowell Crabtree, Mrs. Renee King and Matt Liemberger. This church has been a mainstay in that community for more than 100 years. It is located on De Le Palma Road at the intersection of Eastwood Road. I am sure they would enjoy having visitors on a

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Mail to: The Enquirer 2009 Baby Idol, 312 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. Photo deadline: 8/17/2009 NO PURCHASE OR DONATION REQUIRED TO ENTER. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. The Enquirer Lend-A-Hand Baby Idol 2009 Contest is open to Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky residents who are 18 years or older and a parent or legal guardian of a child at the time of entry. Employees of The Enquirer Lend-A-Hand, The Cincinnati Enquirer, Gannett Co., Inc., and each of their respective affiliated companies, and advertising and promotional agencies, and the immediate family members of, and any persons domiciled with, any such employees, are not eligible to enter or to win. Contest begins at 12:01 a.m. (EST) 8/30/09 and ends at 11:59 p.m. (EST) 10/5/09. Beginning at 12:01 a.m. (EST) 7/26/09 and ending at 11:59 p.m. (EST) 8/17/09, Enter by submitting a photo of your baby and a completed entry form. Entries must be submitted by a parent or legal guardian, 18 years or older. Children must have been born on or after 07/26/06 and Sponsor reserves the right to verify proof of age. Entries with incomplete or incorrect information will not be accepted. Only one (1) entry per child. Multiple births can be submitted as 1 entry with 1 photo. Enter online at MomsLikeMe.com/cincycontests. Enter by mail or in-person: complete an Official Entry Form available in The Cincinnati Enquirer, The Kentucky Enquirer, The Community Press and Recorders in Ohio & KY and at The Enquirer Customer Service Center, 312 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. (EST) 8/17/09. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries and votes received. 1 First Place Winner will receive a $500.00 Kroger gift card, a Cincinnati Zoo Gold Level family membership for the 2010 season (ARV:$164.00), and a $100 Portrait Innovations gift card. 1 Randomly Selected Winner will receive a $500.00 Kroger, a Cincinnati Zoo Gold Level family membership for the 2010 season (ARV:$164.00), and a $100 Portrait Innovations gift card. 1 Runner Up Winner will receive a $500 Kroger gift card. Winners will be notified by telephone or email on or about 10/7/09. Participants agree to be bound by the complete Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions. For a copy of the prize winners list (available after 10/11/09) and/or the complete Official Rules send a SASE to Baby Idol 2009 c/o The Enquirer, 312 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 or contact Kristin Garrison at 513.768.8135 or at kgarrison@enquirer.com.

tion at local, state, national or international levels, • Has held multiple leadership positions within business and civic organizations, • Has brought favorable attention to the community and/or business through his or her accomplishments. The Corporate Pacesetter shall be a company that: • Currently conducts business in and is physically located in the geographic borders of Clermont County, and is a member of the Clermont Chamber of Commerce, • Has demonstrated a business culture that promotes volunteerism and continued community support that other companies can model for success, • Has brought favorable attention to the community and/or business through its accomplishments. The Martha Dorsey Public Servant Pacesetter shall be an elected or non-elected public official, not currently serving or a candidate to serve, whom: • Represents Clermont County, • Has demonstrated leadership that has improved the economic vitality of Clermont County, • Has brought favorable attention to the community through his or her accomplishments. To make a nomination, contact the Clermont Chamber of Commerce at 5765000 or download the nomination form from www.clermontchamber.com. Nominations must be received no later than Aug. 14. The Clermont Chamber Annual Pacesetter Awards Dinner will be held Nov. 5.

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Cpl. William Clabaugh, a 2003 graduate of Milford High School, has recently returned f r o m Afghanistan where he was awarded The Bronze Star. The medal was Clabaugh awarded for “Exceptionally meritorious service in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.” Clabaugh also has completed a tour of Iraq. He will be released from active duty in August and plans on attending the University of Cincinnati


Religion Clough United Methodist

The church is hosting a “Nearly New” Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8. There will be a $3 bag sale starting 10 a.m. Saturday. The sale includes gently used quality items such as clothing, toys, furniture, household items and more. Proceeds from the sale will go to support the church’s 2010 Jamaica Mission Trip. The church is hosting Outdoor Family Movie Night at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14. All ages are invited to view a family-friendly movie. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Donations will be accepted for the church’s 2010 Jamaica mission trip and concessions will be sold. In case

of rain, the movie will be shown in the church family room. The church is hosting a “Jam for Jamaica” concert from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18. The concert is open to teens in seventh through 12th grades. The concert features the band Midnight Silence. Students should bring their school ID cards if possible. Admission is $5 per person and concessions will be sold. Proceeds will benefit the church’s 2010 Jamaica mission team. For more information about the concert, contact Beth Price at 9104568. 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 www.cloughchurch.org. The church is at 2010 Wolfangel Road, Anderson Township; 2314301; www.cloughchurch.org.

Community Church of Nazarene

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

First Baptist Church of Amelia

The church is hosting the Homecoming Anniversary Celebration at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, in the shelter. The event celebrates their 207th anniversary. Bring seating, a covered dish, pictures and stories to share. There also will be a pieand cake-making contest. The church is at 85 West Main St., Amelia; 753-5761.

Fox Farm

The farm is hosting an Outdoor Gospel Sing from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8. The concert features Gospel Messingers, Work In Progress, Back to the Cross, Harpers, 4 Ever His and The Ferrens. Every-

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one is welcome. The event is free. The farm is at 5489 NewtonsvilleHutchinson Road, Batavia; 6251045.

0527 or 734-7671. The church is at 513 Market St., New Richmond.

Locust Corner United Methodist Church

The church is hosting Praise in the Park from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Burke Park in Bethel. It is a free Christian concert featuring contemporary Christian music the band Alter East. The event also includes festivities including volleyball, cornhole, basketball and contests with prizes. It is a free family-friendly event. Bring lunch and seating. The church is at 1005 Batavia Pike, Glen Este; 753-1993.

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

True Church of God

A concert will be 7 p.m. the third Friday of each month, featuring new bands and artists. Free food and music. Call Angel at 513-876-

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Vineyard Eastgate Community Church

DIRECTORY Jenny Eilermann

ASSEMBLIES OF GOD CHRISTIAN - CHURCH OF CHRIST

www.faithchurch.net

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

FRIENDSHIP Lutheran Church (ECLA)

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

SOUTHERN BAPTIST

752-3521

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

513-732-1971

Pastor: Tom Bevers www.Cornerstone.ohbaptist.org

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 www.mtrepose.org

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 www.monumentsbaptist.org

BAPTIST BATAVIA BAPTIST TEMPLE

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

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

Reaching the Heart of Clermont County

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

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

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 www.bethelchurchofchrist.com

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

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.

CHURCH OF GOD GOSHEN CHURCH OF GOD

Real People...In a Real Church... Worshipping a Real God! 1675 Hillstation Road, Goshen, Ohio 45122 722-1699 www.goshenchurchofgod.org 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

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.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF FELICITY

EPISCOPAL

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

www.lindalebaptist.com

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

www.stbernadetteamelia.org

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 http://www.princeofpeaceelca.org

UNITED METHODIST We’re trying a New Blend

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

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UNITED METHODIST

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 http://www.emmanuel-umc.com

ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH & ST. THOMAS NURSERY SCHOOL

6635 Loveland-Miamiville Rd. (across from Oasis Golf Course) Ph. 513-677-9866 www.epiphanyumc.org 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 www.gbgm-umc.org//faith-batavia

FELICITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

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 www.goshenmethodist.org 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

513.753.6770

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

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia

Nursery provided for all services

LINDALE BAPTIST CHURCH

PRINCE OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA)

OWENSVILLE CHURCH OF CHRIST

www.houseofrestoration.org

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

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LUTHERAN

Come Experience The Presence of the Lord In Our Services

www.cloughpike.com

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

513.768.8614

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

CLOUGH PIKE BAPTIST CHURCH 1025 CLOUGH PIKE

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 www.bumcinfo.org

100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052 www.stthomasepiscopal.org 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 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

THE CHURCH OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN

PASTORS: Bill Bowdle -Sr. Pastor Steve Fultz - Assoc. Pastor; Dustin Nimmo - Youth Pastor Janet Bowdle - Children’s Pastor

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)

Learn more on our Web Site

http://w w w.m tm oriahum c.org

Come visit us at the

Owensville United Methodist Church

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

Sundayy Worshipp 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

513-732-2211

Place orders by August 9 Pick up Aug 15, 10am-noon

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

513-735-2555

www.kingswayfellowship.com

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

Welcomes Y You

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

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176

One block north of Main Street at 3rd 513-724-6305 WburgUMC@aol.com www.williamsburgumc.com

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

NAZARENE

A New Life - A New Prospective A New Song

Pastor: Michael Fite info: 753-3159 Meeting at WT Elementary 1/2 mile east of I-275 on SR 125

Sunday Worship. 10:00am www.newsongohio.com

THE SALVATION ARMY Worship & Service Center 87 N. Market Street Batavia, OH 45103

Bethel

Church of the Nazarene Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor Rev. Dale Noel, Chaplain & Care Pastor Mark Owen, Director of Music and Worship Mitch Scott, Director of Youth SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages)....................... 9:30am Celebration of Worship.........................10:30am Children’s Worship. (1st-6th Grades).................. ...........10:30am Bible Study............................................6:00pm Youth Worship........................................6:00pm Special Music each week Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible MONDAY: Ladies’ Prayer Group.................10:30am WEDNESDAY: Adults Prayer Meeting............................7:00pm Youth Small Group - ages 12-18............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: bethelnaz@fuse.net www.bethelnazarenechurch.org

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

513-732-6241 - www.salvos.com/Batavia Sunday School 10:00am- Worship 11:00am Captain Aaron A. Boone, Sr. Captain Amber S. Boone Commanding Officers/Ministers

Looking for a Church That Loves Kids? Looking for Acceptance & Mercy?

vineyard eastgate community church Located @ 1005 Old S.R. 74 (@ Tealtown Rd. in Eastgate)

Sunday Services 8:30, 10:00 & 11:30 AM

513.753.1993 vineyardeastgate.org

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

683-2525

www.LPCUSA.org

Men and Women’s groups, Active Seniors “Vagabonds” that gather and travel Pastor: Randy Lowe

Sunday Morning 10:00AM

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

LPCUSA@fuse.net

PRESBYTERIAN CALVIN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

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

Rev. James R. Steiner, Interim Pastor Nursery care provided www.calvinpresbyterianchurch.com

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 199 Gay Street Williamsburg, Ohio 45176 Phone: 513-724-7985 Sunday School: 9:30A.M. Worship:10:30A.M.(SupervisedNursery) PRESCHOOL: Tues, Weds, Thurs

WESLYAN

Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist

Ask us for information about Angel Food Ministries

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United Methodist Church

Where Faith and Life Bond for Blessing

25 Amelia Olive Branch Rd.

Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115 www.GoodSamaritanEpiscopal.org

“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 www.trinitymilford.org

NON-DENOMINATIONAL

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery Thursday “Unplugged” Service 7:00pm 6/11-8/20, with Nursery

www.cloughchurch.org

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

MULBERRY WESLEYAN CHURCH

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

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


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MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Sarah Burres, 26, 70 Glendale Milford, falsification, July 14. Gregory L. Kenny, 31, 819 Kenmar, marijuana possession, July 14. Kevin A. Bockelman, 20, 219 N. 10th St., underage consumption, July 15. James F. Childress, 20, 673 E. Lake Lane, underage consumption, July 15. Gary K. Fowler, 30, violation of protection orders, interference with custody, July 15. Jacob Higgins, 45, 7564 Lakewood, open container, July 16. John E. Boyer, 41, 803 Hermosa, drug possession, July 16. Two Juveniles, 14, theft, July 16. Juvenile, 17, marijuana possession, July 17. Megan L. Getz, 19, 6284 Arrowpoint, underage consumption, July 18. Jordan L. Moutrey, 20, 6137 Branch Hill Guinea, underage consumption, July 18. Cindy K. Adams, 45, 5942 Pinto Place, disorderly conduct, July 18. Jonathan P. Shull, 27, 1884 Sunnyside Drive, theft, July 17. Robert W. Hill, 25, 18 Meadow Drive, disorderly conduct, July 19. Scott A. Sala, 24, 55 Meadowcrest, disorderly conduct, July 19. Leo T. Mroz, 24, 1000 Marcie Lane, drug paraphernalia, drug abuse,

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July 18. Olaf C. Michelson, 20, 5739 Cleathill, underage consumption, July 18. Elliot Birch, 18, 623 Lewis Ave., underage consumption, July 18. Ian Sheehy, 18, 5861 Brushwood, underage consumption, July 18. Eric Hayden, 19, 127 Lakefield, underage consumption, July 18. Sarah E. Thomas, 18, 5873 Whippoorwill Hollow, drug possession, July 18. Ronald Carpenter, 51, 5754 E. Tall Oaks, domestic violence, July 19. Nathaniel Tedrick, 23, 14161 Ohio 68, drug possession, paraphernalia, July 18. Joseph M. Penroth, 22, 9055 Cherry Blossom, disorderly conduct, July 18. Jillian C. Truesdell, 21, 487 Lemaster, disorderly conduct, July 18. Thomas J. Landacre, 28, 6091 Achterman, assault, July 18. Monica L. Scales, 31, 969 Ohio 28 No. 5, domestic violence, July 20.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Male juvenile was assaulted at 5748 Crabapple Way, July 15. Female was assaulted at 1365 Ohio 28, July 19.

Breaking and entering

Generator and laser level taken; $3,600 at 625 Middleton Way, July 17.

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City of Weston

102 West Second Street Weston, WV 26452 304-269-6141 www.weston-wv.com

Burglary

Silver dollar, etc. taken at 5853 Buckwheat No. 24, July 14. Washer, dryer, etc. taken; $829 at 6657 Doll Lane, July 17. Jewelry, etc. taken; $3,709 at 1008 Valley View, July 17.

Criminal damage

Twelve windows broken in vehicles at Tresters Auto Parts at Ohio 28, July 12. Windshield broken in vehicle at 1029 W. Bridlepath, July 14. Tire cut on vehicle at 969 Ohio 28 No. 18, July 15.

Criminal mischief

Rocks thrown into pool at 5709 E. Day Circle, July 17.

Criminal simulation

Counterfeit $50 bill passed at Circle K at Ohio 28, July 15.

Domestic violence

At East Tall Oaks Drive, July 18. At Ohio 28, July 20.

Fraud

Male stated ID used with no authorization at 5625 Day Drive, July 14.

Theft

Lawn ornament taken at 5597 Garrett Drive, July 11. Knife and change taken from vehicle at 1417 Wade Road, July 12. Checks taken at 969 Ohio 28 No. 2, July 14. GPS unit taken from vehicle at 6058 Delfair, July 11. GPS unit, DVD player taken from vehicle; $400 at 6060 Delfair, July 11. Subject has failed to provide services paid; $500 at 5772 Observation, July 15. Gasoline not paid for at Circle K; $25 at Ohio 28, July 15. Air compressor not returned to Mr. Rental; $850 at Ohio 28, July 16. Ring taken; $400 at 5554 Mt. Zion, July 5. GPS unit taken from vehicle at 5477 Betty Lane, July 17. Gasoline not paid for at Circle K; $20.77 at Ohio 28, July 17.

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Merchandise taken from Meijer; $18 at Ohio 28, July 17. A Blackberry, etc. taken from vehicle at 564 Belle Meade, July 13. I-Pod taken at 1011 Paxton Lake, July 17. 2004 Mazda taken; $12,000 at 5782 Asby Court, July 17. Shoes taken from Kohl’s; $138 at Ohio 28, July 17. Food not paid for at Frisch’s; $14 at Ohio 28, July 19. A flag taken from Meijer; $35 at Ohio 28, July 19. GPS unit taken from vehicle at 1339 Harbor Cove, July 11.

Vandalism

Oasis Golf Course vandalized at Loveland Miamiville Road, July 15. Vehicles damaged at Tresters Auto Parts at Ohio 28, July 15.

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Arrests/citations

Kyle Amos, 19, 5611 Autumn Wynd, underage consumption, July 25. Lashai D. Brown, 18, 201 Edgecombe Drive, theft, July 20. August C. Cardiasmenos, 26, 860 Garfield Ave., warrant, July 25. Chandra M. Cassidy, 40, 7650 Cathedral Hill, recited, July 24. Dustin Cooper, 19, 5484 S. Garrett Drive, underage consumption, July 25. Pamela J. Cooper, 24, 1420 Rose Hill Road, warrant, July 24. Cal Criswell, 19, 5643 Harvest Ridge, underage consumption, July 25. Tina M. Dean, 23, Rosina Avenue, warrant, July 26. Jacob L. Dobb, 25, 5704 Melody Lane, warrant, July 20. Ashley Pollitt, 19, 201 Laurel Ave., recited, July 22. Sandra I. Randall, 49, 919 Mohawk Trail, disorderly conduct, July 22. Taryn Richardson, 28, 20 Susan Circle, warrant, July 25. Jose Sanchez, 25, 1863 Eden Road, warrant, July 24. Kyle Seitz, 19, 970 Craig Lane,

underage consumption, July 25. Sarah Thomas, 18, 5873 Whippoorwill Hollow, underage consumption, July 25. Mercedes R. Violett, 18, 5613 Betty Lane, underage consumption, July 25. Catherine Wortham, 31, 11 Indian Drive, recited, July 26. Michael J. Lindsay, 21, 820 Forest Circle, no drivers license, July 23.

Vandalism

Sign damaged at Lehr’s Meat at 740 Main St., July 20. Vehicle damaged at 707 Ohio 28 No. 115, July 20.

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Incidents/investigations Assault

Allen Stanforth, 19, 9733 Debold Koebel Road, warrant. Daniel Hatfield, 22, 137 Garden Drive, warrant. Robert Knuckles, 43, 2607 Woodville Pike, warrant. Michael Tracy, 44, 1761 Stumpy Lane, open container.

Criminal damage

Incidents/investigations Criminal damage

Male juvenile was assaulted at 999 Seminole Trail, July 22. Male was assaulted at 1800 Oakbrook Place, July 23. Electrical box spray painted at 1133 Main St., July 21. Graffiti sprayed on building at 1133 Main St., July 24.

Disturbance

Reported between residents at 1900 Oakbrook Place, July 25.

Menacing

Male was threatened at 5609 Happy Hollow, July 23.

Theft

Shoplifting reported at Wal-Mart at 201 Chamber Drive, July 20. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers at 100 Chamber Drive, July 21. Unlisted items taken at 5371 S. Milford Road No. 40B, July 21. Bike taken from hallway at 10 Lila Chateau Place No. 8, July 22. Work paid for was never completed at 45 Edgecombe Drive, July 23. AC fan and motor taken at 2222 Lila Ave., July 23. Gasoline not paid for; $34.75 at 716 Lila Ave., July 23. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $57.64 at 100 Chamber Drive, July 23. Bike taken at 313 Main St., July 24. Unlisted taken from vehicle at 475 Rivers Edge Drive, July 25. X-Box taken at 101 Locust, July 26.

At 1785 Ohio 28, July 12.

Disorder

At 1659 Ohio 28, July 13. At 1139 O’Bannonville Road, July 13. At 6759 Linton Road, July 14. At 224 Mindy Lane, July 12.

Dispute

At 1410 Fay Road, July 12.

Theft

At 1642 Ohio 28, July 12. At 6382 Snider Road, July 13. At 1712 Arundel Court, July 13. At 1716 Arundel Court, July 13. At 1707 Arundel Court, July 13.

CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Incidents/investigations Assault

Male was assaulted at 3112 Meek Road, Goshen, July 20.

Breaking and entering

Forced entry made into barn at 2795 Cedarville, Goshen, July 16.

Criminal trespass

Reported at 6014 Belfast Road, Goshen, July 20.

Theft

Bad checks issued to Dave’s at U.S. 50, Marathon, July 22.

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

Filings

Lee V. Roades and Laura J. Roades vs. Surgery Center of Cincinnati LLC, et al., professional tort Total Quality Logistics vs. Dart Transport Inc., professional tort Total Quality Logistics vs. Omar A Carballo dba Omar’s Trucking Co., professional tort Jason A. Larger vs. Burd Brothers Trucking and Marsha Ryan Admin-

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Direct From Local Area Farmers Directions to Buckhannon-Upshur County: Take I-79 to Exit 99. Take Rt. 33 East for 11 miles. Take Rt. 20 Exit and turn right. Before you reach the second stoplight, you will see hotels to the left and right. You may pick up free maps at these hotels or any other lodging establishment. Directions to the City of Weston: Take I-79 to Exit 99. Take Rt. 33 West for four miles and go through 4 stoplights. At the 4th stoplight, turn left on to Main Ave. On Main Ave., turn right at the first stoplight on to West 2nd St. Maps will be available at the Municipal Building on the right.

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istrator, worker’s compensation Cherry R. Oliver vs. Administrator Bureau of Worker’s Compensation and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, worker’s compensation Citimortgage Inc. vs. Jeremy Dodson and Brandy Dodson, foreclosure HSBC Mortgage Services Inc. vs. John E. Crum Jr., et al., foreclosure Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. as trustee for GSA vs. Sarah, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP fka Countrywide vs. Mario R. Depaz, et al., foreclosure Bank of New York Mellon vs. Nelson Maggard, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Jeffrey Vanpelt and Countrywide Home Loans Inc., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. David A. Osborne, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. David C. Lewis, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Kenneth R. Hughes Jr. and Fifth Third Bank, foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Linda M. Brewer, et al., foreclosure HSBC Bank USA as trustee for Citigroup Mortgage vs. Allen C. Thomasson and Bonnie J. Thomasson, foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Jon P. Haldeman and Melinda G. Haldeman, foreclosure U.S. Bank NA successor by merger to Leader Mortgage vs. David H. Guethlein and Heidi R. Guethlein, foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Sharon Barger and Charles M. Hokanson, foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP fka Countrywide Home vs. Gary M. Thullen, et al., foreclosure Cooks Grant Condominium Unit Owners Association vs. Douglas L. Christopheren, et al., foreclosure First National Bank of America vs. Jim D. Bates Sr., et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Eric L. Moell, foreclosure HSBC Bank USA NA vs. Majeda Dabdoub, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Justin A. McClanahan and Monica R. Uecker, foreclosure Aurora Loans Services LLC vs. Rene Galvan, et al., foreclosure The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company vs. David A. Burden, et al., foreclosure Deutsche Bank National Trust Company vs. Bobby W. Watson and Cenderie M. Watson, foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Roy P. Kidd, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Joe T. Morris, et al., foreclosure Taylor Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp. vs. James Meece, et al., foreclosure Taylor Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp. vs. Cynthia Grogan, et al., foreclosure Farm Credit Services of Mid America FLCA vs. Saleh A. Hatter and Tania U. Hatter, foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs.

Robert L. Cornell, foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Tammy R. Hartman, et al., foreclosure Midfirst Bank vs. Brian Keith Bailey, et al., foreclosure Taylor Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp. vs. Marion Wright, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Steve McQuitty, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Chris Katsanis and Citibank South Dakota NA, foreclosure Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. vs. David Holt, et al., foreclosure Guardian Savings Bank FSB vs. Robert P. Dimare, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Edward, et al., foreclosure GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. Anthony K. Kiphart, et al., foreclosure State of Ohio vs. Mark Anthony Payne, other civil Christine M. Moore vs. Bethesda North Hospital, other civil Donohoo and Associates Inc. vs. David Stewart, et al., other civil Capital One Bank USA NA vs. Pamela S. Felts and Robert Iles, other civil State of Ohio Department of Taxation vs. James T. Clark and Donna Clark, other civil Asset Acceptance LLC vs. David Mullis, other civil American Express Centurion Bank vs. Tracey Cunningham, other civil

Divorce

Tiffany Clifton vs. Robert Adam Clifton Tammi Jo Naylor vs. Dale Lee Naylor Meagan Burnett vs. Shay Burnett Melissa Matthews vs. Daniel Matthews Lynn Barger vs. Arthur Barger Charlene Metzger vs. Paul Metzger Timothy W. Stephens vs. Melissa A. Stephens

Dissolution

Kimberly Eppert vs. Scott Eppert Amy L. Day vs. Michael M. Day Dawn Gaskins vs. Lawrence Logan Gaskins Shannon Kuntz vs. John Edward Kuntz Seth Stephen Petre vs. Jamie Lee Petre Jill H. Warman vs. Daniel G. Warman Randy Cheryl French vs. Kevin Scott French Sterling S. Bohl vs. Sharon K. Bohl Diane S. Babcock vs. John R. Babcock Timothy A. Neeley vs. Teya R. Neeley

Indictments

The following people have been indicted by the Clermont County grand jury to the Court of Common Pleas. This means members of the grand jury decided enough evidence has been collected to warrant filing charges. Ryan E. Petrey, 21, grand theft, breaking and entering, receiving stolen property, Bethel Police. William R. Hall, 35, 135 Dove Drive, Elsmere, Ky., non-support of dependents, Clermont County

Department of Support Enforcement. Michael McFarland, 25, 1902 Pearl St., New Richmond, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Sandy L. Luna, 23, 4 Mayflower Drive, Amelia, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Jason T. Loveless, 27, 971 Stone Valley Lane, Milford, grand theft of motor vehicle, Miami Township Police. Jonathan R. Brandenburg, 27, 515 Cherry Fork Road, Winchester, Ohio, breaking and entering, grand theft, receiving stolen property, vandalism, Miami Township Police. Kathleen E. Moore, 23, 969 Ohio 28 Lot 146, Milford, breaking and entering, theft, grand theft, Miami Township Police. Jeffrey Moore, 53, 969 Ohio 28 Lot 146, Milford, breaking and entering, grand theft, theft, vandalism, Miami Township Police. Ashley N. Barrett, 20, 969 Ohio 28 Lot 2, Milford, breaking and entering, theft, grand theft, theft, Miami Township Police. William E. Eitel Jr., 33, breaking and entering, grand theft, theft, vandalism, burglary, forgery, Miami Township Police. Johnny Martin Cecil Jr., 21, 2300 Ohio 134, Sardinia, Ohio, breaking and entering, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Justin W. Fladung, 26, 2873 U.S. 50, Batavia, breaking and entering, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Gary J. Schuster, 41, operation while under the influence of alcohol or drug of abuse, Union Township Police Department. Thomas D. Hart, 95 Van Buren Ave., Hamilton, failure to appear, Prosecutor’s Office.

Appeals

The following decisions were rendered through the Twelfth District Court of Appeals. Interested persons are urged to obtain copies of actual decisions by visiting the court’s Web site, www.twelfth.courts.state.oh.us\new decisions.asp so that the full text of the court’s opinions can be carefully read. In the matter of: State of Ohio vs. Kevin Michael Thornton, presiding judge H.J. Bressler, judges Stephen W. Powell and William W. Young. The appeals court affirmed in part, reversed in part and remanded the decision of the Clermont County Court of Common Pleas. In the matter of: State of Ohio vs. Clarence W. Barnes, presiding judge H.J. Bressler, judges William W. Young and Robert P. Ringland. The appeals court affirmed in part, reversed in part and remanded the decision of the Clermont County Court of Common Pleas.


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

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP

1318 Cross Creek Drive, Earl & Helen Enghauser to Laura Schwab, 0.239 acre, $160,500. 7118 Goshen Road, Betty Potts to Andrew Jackson & Kelly Oaks, 2.95 acre, $9,000. 6020 Marsh Circle, NVR Inc. to Chris Idlett, 0.1102 acre, $147,855. 6129 Misty Creek Drive, Joseph & Cynthia Reed to Christopher Batty, 0.241 acre, $148,000. 6306 Ohio 132, Donald & Nora Plummer, trustees to Kevin Burwinkel & Katie Metzger, 1.05 acre, $124,500. 6455 Peggy Drive, The Bank of New York Mellon to Jo Mat Properties LLC., $45,000. 6711 Pin Oak Drive, Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., trustee to William T. DeVaughn, $51,905. 7244 Thompson Road, Adelia RossKuttler to Edward & Carol Grundner, 2.026 acre, $223,000.

MIAMI TOWNSHIP

747 Alpine Drive, Pamela Pack-Bullen & Brady Pack to Crystal Bullen, $158,000. 1286 Beauregard Court, Thomas & Karen Settles to Deborah Stevens, 0.34 acre, $109,500. 258 Beech Road, James & Kathleen Gentil to Jeffrey & Allyson Gentil, 2 acre, $120,000. 101 Black Horse Run, James Jones to Thomas Nance, $379,000. 572 Miami Trace, Donald & Barbara Kruse to Donald & Cheryl Burns, $368,000. 6217 N. Shadowhill Way, Patrick A. Barnett to Benjamin & Katie Ludtke, 0.466 acre, $217,500. 5829 Patrick Henry Drive, Jason R. Splitt, et al. to MidFirst Bank, $194,997.50. 971 Paxton Lake Drive, William & Maria Boylan to James McCormack & Christopher Sauer, 0.417 acre, $325,000. 6361 Paxton Woods Drive, Michael & Joyce Orr to Barry & Jane Jones, $212,000. Lot 37 Res. Of Grey Cliff, Grey Cliffs LLC. to NVR Inc., 0.3913 acre, $45,000. 1174 Round Bottom Road, Marilyn Embry to Lykins Realty LLC., 0.23 acre, $60,500. 5880 Stonebridge Circle No. 101, David H. Feldhaus to Christopher Cox, $92,000. 228 Timber Trail, Robert & Joan Holbert to William & Linda Vetter, $195,500.

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Nine lawyers at Keating, Muething & Klekamp (KMK) have been selected for the 2009 edition of “Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers,� including Patricia B. Hogan. Hogan practices in intellectual property at KMK. She lives in Milford.

1428 Wade Road, Rosemary Humphries to Sabrina Bailey & Marc Fogle, 0.689 acre, $89,500. 810 Walnut Ridge Drive, Patrick & Julie Boehnen to Scott & Michelle Wilson, 0.536 acre, $426,000. 1326 Whitetail Way, Eileen & Thomas Wright II to David & Linda Lewis, 1.687 acre, $312,900. 5774 Willnean Drive, Maximino Almanza to Kevin & Laurie Leedy, et al., 0.908 acre, $41,000. 6048 Windy Hollow Court, Kevin & Laura Edwards to Robert & Trisha Faingold, 0.557 acre, $335,000.

Steel Building Materials Co., Milford, pole barn, 2127 Ohio 131, Stonelick Township, $9,600. Northern Plumbing Systems, Milford, alter, 1708 Ohio 28, Goshen Township, $9,400. M/I Homes, Cincinnati, building 35 (parent), four family, 900 Charles Snider Road, Goshen Township, $75,000; building 36 (parent), four family, 908 Charles Snider Road, $75,000. Darrell Hawkins, Williamsburg, pole barn, 3527 Taylor Road, Jackson Township. Viox Services Inc., Cincinnati, alterMilford Kroger 5/3 Bank Mart, 1093 Ohio 28, Miami Township, $10,500. Arch/Image 2, Cincinnati alter, 1077 Ohio 28, Miami Township, $50,000. The Crowell Co., Cincinnati, alter, 501 Techne Center Drive, Miami Township, $48,200. Miami Township School Board, alterMilford Child Focus Head Start, 1039 Ohio 28, Miami Township. Craig A Schneider, Missouri, newO’Reilly Auto Parts 1331 Ohio 28, Miami Township, $570,000. Best Barn, Harrison, garage, 1771 Huntley Road, Goshen Township,

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3276 Ohio131, David Jeffers to Donald Jeffers, 0.57 acre, $35,000. 3063 Park Road, Homestead Investment Corp. to Ernie Montgomery, et al., 2 acre, $20,000.

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LEGAL NOTICE The occupant of bin #130 needs to contact the owner of FORTRESS SELF STORAGE in Milford, Ohio 45150. Please contact David Robinson at 1-606-882-2206. You are hereby notified that your personal property now in storage at Fortress Storage Milford, Ohio may be obtained by you for the balance due plus all other expenses or the property will be sold at public sale. The last day to obtain your property 8/7/2009. INVITATION FOR BIDS On August 20, 2009 at 2:00 PM local time, the Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority will receive all bids for the project heretofore described Fund Capital as: Stimulus Grant Program 501.09, Roof Replacement - ReBid. A single lump sum bid is requested. Bids are to be submitted to the Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority, no later than August 20, 2009 at 2:00 PM. Bids may be mailed or delivered to CMHA, 65 South Market Street, Batavia, Ohio 45103. Late bids will not be accepted. Bidders are urged to carefully review the requirements contained in the bid documents. Bid documents may be purchased (no refunds) from the Owner, 65 South Market Street, Batavia, Ohio 45103 (513) 7326010 for $30.00 per set. Sets can be mailed for an additional $10.00 per set. Checks should be made payable to Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority. An electronic version of the specifications can be obtained by e-mailing Brian Yacucci at byacucci@chsin c .c o m . Questions regarding the project should be directed to Brian Yacucci, Creative Housing Solutions, Inc. at (513) 961-4400 ext. 4. Equal Opportunity Housing Equal Opportunity Employer 1001489526

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DEATHS David Alexander

David Alexander, 45, long-time resident of Milford died July 22. Survived by mother, Bettie Alexander of North College Hill; daughter, Beth Alexander of Montgomery; siblings, Vicky Reilley of West Chester and Guy Fortner of Cleves; aunt, Ruth Cathers of Covington, Ky.; former wife, Carol Alexander of Montgomery. Preceded in death by father, Jess Alexander of North College Hill. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials to: League for Animal Welfare, 4193 Taylor Road, Batavia, OH 45103.

Edith Mae Cole

Edith Mae (nee Wilcher) Cole, 75, of Goshen died July 28. Survived by children, Daniel W. (Roxanna) Cole of Omaha, Neb., Starlene Renee Cole of Blanchester, Miritta (Bob) Carver of Yuma, Colo., Becca Cole of Goshen and Sherry Plank of Perryton, Texas; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Pauline, Jean, Barbara, LaVonne, Donna, Earl, Marvin, Linnie, Lonnie and Jerry Wilcher. Preceded in death by husband, Roy Glenn Cole; son, David G. Cole; siblings, Cherry, Ruth and Luther; and parents, Grayson and Millie Wilcher. Visitation is from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at 10:30 a.m. Fri-

day, July 31, at the Blanchester Church of the Nazarene.

Joan Carol Davis

Joan Carol Davis, 75, of Milford died July 22. Survived by husband, Lloyd Davis; sons, John (Margaret Mary) Davis, Andrew (Betsy) Davis, Chris (Lori), Eric (Marcy) Davis and Mall Davis; daughters, Lisa (Frank) Cleary, Jennifer (Pete Hogan) Staubach and Katie Davis; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and brother, Jack Dressing. Services were July 25 at St. Gertrude Catholic Church. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 452633597.

Edith Fields

Edith Fields, 80, of Goshen died July 27. Survived by children, Patty (Granville) Thurman, Gale (Troy) Allen, Darrell Fields and Judy (Ronnie) Bruce; seven grandchildren and 11 Fields great-grandchildren; and sister, Jane Smith. Preceded in death by father, William

Whitehead; mother, Elsie (nee Eldridge) Whitehead; five sisters and five brothers. Services were July 29 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Goshen.

Mary Ann Guthrie

Mary Ann (nee Groves) Guthrie, 72, of Milford and formerly of Terrace Park died July 20. Survived by children, Erin M. Roten and Brinke J. Guthrie; grandchild, Grant Richard Roten; sister, Bonnie E. Pfeiffer; and former husband, James J. Guthrie Jr. Services were July 27 at CraverRiggs Funeral Home & Crematory, Milford. Memorials to: Chance School, 4200 Lime Kiln Lane, Louisville, KY 40222-5999.

Earl Vinson Hopkins III

Earl Vinson Hopkins III, 47, of Milford died July 25. Survived by parents, Earl V. Hopkins Jr. and Ruth Day Hopkins; brother, Gregory (Mary) Hopkins; grandparents, Earl and Nellie Hopkins; nephews and niece, Greg Jr., David, Michael and Rebecca Hopkins. Preceded in death by stepson, Nicholas Hopkins. Services were July 29 at St. Philomena Church.

Victoria Louise Jetter

Victoria Louise Jetter, 60, of Milford died July 24. Survived by husband, Thomas Jetter; children, Michele Clements, Milissa (Tom) Gooch and Tom (Shellie) Jetter; grandchildren, Mikayla Jetter, Tommy Jetter, Makinley Clements, Brady Clements, Maris Gooch and Alden Gooch; sister, Billie (Ken) Cubbage; niece and nephew, Kim Gabbard and Brian Cubbage. Preceded in death by father, William A. Calavena; and mother, Georgia (nee Tweety) Calavena. Memorials to: Victoria Louise Jetter Fund for Medical Expenses, c/o any Fifth Third Bank and c/o Thomas Jetter.

Steve Lonnemann

Steve Lonnemann, 60, of Goshen died July 23. Survived by sons, John and Pat; daughters, Christine, Heather and Alicia; parents, Howard and Rosemarie Lonnemann; brothers, Nick, Tim and Chris; sisters, Kathy (Kak) Driscoll and Sue Folchi; grandchildren, Adam, Cody, Autumn, Jacob, Chasmine, Lil John, Zane, Glynis, Lincoln, Kameron, Logan, Trey, Mary, Davon and Mya. Memorials to: Stepping Stones Center, 5650 Given Road, Cincinnati, OH 45243; or People Working

Cooperatively, 4612 Paddock Road, Cincinnati, OH 45229.

Norman Lyle

Norman “Sonny” Lyle, 81, of Milford died July 23. Survived by wife, Virginia E. (nee Kindt) Lyle; children, Dianne (Michael) Walter and David (Nancy) Lyle; grandchildren, Daniel and Connor Lyle; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Betsch and Alberta Kindt; nephews, the Betsch boys: Tony (Cindy), Michael (Cathy), Nicholas (Lisa), Mark (Becky) and Paul (Patti); also survived by many nieces, nephews, friends and family. Preceded in death by parents, Blaine and Mabel (nee Grant) Lyle; and sister Betty Jane (Harry) Anderson. Services were July 28, at CraverRiggs Funeral Home and Crematory, Milford. Memorials to: Smile Train, P.O. Box 96231, Washington, DC 20090-6231, or to charity of donor’s choice.

Russ V. Rich

Russ V. Rich, 67, of Miami Township died July 25. Survived by wife, Marie (nee Griffin) Rich; daughters, Suzanne Rich and Jennifer (Michael) RichMichna; mother, Ruth (nee Morris) Rich; brothers, James (Cindy) Rich, David (Mary Ann) Rich and Edward

Rich; sister, Marian Lutey; and grandchildren, Julie Michna. Preceded in death by father, Victor Rich. Services were Aug. 1 at Tufts Schildmeyer Rich Family Funeral Home, Loveland. Memorials to: Wood Hudson Cancer Research, 931 Isabella St., Newport, KY 41071-4701; or Stand Up 2 Cancer, 1801 W. Olympic Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91199-1224.

Barbara Ann Sturgis

Barbara Ann Sturgis, 61, of Blanchester and formerly of Goshen died July 25. Survived by husband, Gary Sturgis; daughters, Angela Cox and Heather Ange; grandsons, Cody, Caleb and Cameron Cox, Dustin, Kyle, Gary and Joshua Ange; sisters, Donna Mathis and Kathy Cheek; brother, Wayne Johnson; and nieces, Carla Mathis, Amy and Mary Cheek. Services were July 29 at Fellowship Baptist Church, Montgomery. Memorials to: Fellowship Baptist Church, 9431 Shelly Lane, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

CenterBank to receive stimulus funds CenterBank, an independent bank based in Milford, has received preliminary approval from the U.S. Treasury Department to receive $2.25 million under the Treasury’s Capital Purchase Program. The money will enable CenterBank to meet the increasing demand for loans

it has experienced as borrowers turn away from troubled larger banks to seek the personal relationships offered by community banks. CenterBank’s loan and deposit growth exceeds its current capacity, and that puts it in a great position to use the funds, said Stewart Greenlee, CEO.

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Lee D. Myers of Stonelick Township has opened the barbeque concession trailer Still Smokin’ Barbeque at Eastwood Road and Ohio 32. According to Myers, Still Smokin’ Barbeque offers “real pit” barbeque ribs, pork chops, pulled pork, chicken and beef brisket. All cooking is smoked with apple or fruit wood. No gas or electric is used. Still Smokin’ Barbeque is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. For ordering, catering or more information, call 546-4810.

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Don’t flush old medicine down the drain “Pouring your outdated medications down the sink or flushing them down the toilet can have a negative impact on our streams and ultimately our drinking water,” said Clermont Water Resources Department Program Manager John McManus. While pharmaceuticals have not been detected in local streams or drinking water, to date, they are starting to have an impact on waterways in other parts of the country. “We need to change our habits now to

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Spelling words make history, taste sweet By Sharon Brumagem clermont@communitypress.com

With 40 rounds and a three-way tie for first place, the 17th annual Literacy Spelling Bee left a sweet taste in the mouths of team members for Clermont Senior Services, Clermont County Education Service Center and Locust Corner Community Church. “We hosted a historymaking event this year,” said Spelling Bee Co-Chair Kathleen Gillespie. “This is the first time the bee ended in a three-way tie. I’m looking forward to next year’s bee already. The fun competition should be even greater at Spelling Bee 2010.” Literacy Council Director Susan Vilardo agreed. “We

nate Kellie Day, dressed as mad scientists with white rats, winning the best costume contest. Members of the Clermont County Education Service team were: Kelly Maples, Beth Muskopf and Dawn Betts. Paul Ringhand, Larry Chaney and Sally Kay represented Locust Corner Community Church. It was the church’s second appearance in the spelling bee. Other teams who participated were: Clermont County Public Library, Literacy Council of Clermont & Brown Counties, U.S. Grant Career Center, UC Clermont College, Workforce One of Clermont County, St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church “Saints,” St. Timothy Episcopal Church “Cherubim,”

had an exceptional group of spellers.” (All three winning teams spelled their way into the top three at last year’s bee.) Altogether, 13 teams participated in the bee, which is the Literacy Council’s major fundraising event each year. The event took place at the Firefighters Hall in Milford. The Clermont “Senor” Services spellers, Beth Rawdon, Jason Palm and Bill DeHass, earned their third consecutive win, while the CSS cheering section’s party-like fiesta, won the “most team spirit” award. Western Brown Local School District’s team, The Hamersville Lab Rats, aka, Katie Menard, Krystal Haney, Lori Sams and Alter-

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This year’s Literacy Council Spelling Bee ended in a three-way tie for first. From left are members of the Clermont Senior Services, Clermont County Education Service Center and Locust Corner Community Church teams. Child Focus and Great Oaks Career Campuses. Sharon Averwater, Ted Groman and Tim McCartney served as judges. Jerry Eichert was the pronouncer. The Literacy Council staff thanks Duke Energy, UC Clermont College and Literacy Council Board member Jerome Eichert for being the major sponsors this year. A big thank you also goes to the

dozens of people who gave monetary gifts, contributed or bid on items for the silent auction, and donated or bought items in the ‘fire’ sale. “We (can’t forget to) thank the Milford Firefighters for the use of their Community Hall,” Gillespie said. Kroger, LaRosa’s, Little Caesar’s, Donato’s, Batelle’s Bakery & Catering, Literacy Council volunteers and the

Locust Corner Community Church ladies donated the lunch. International Paper contributed the drinks. The event, although designed as a fundraiser, serves to highlight those organizations that aspire to teach adults to read, to earn their GED, to further their education and to improve their life and those of their families.

Post 5354 Auxiliary promotes scholarship

Rack ‘em up!

Rack ‘em and break ‘em is the name of the game from 8:20 a.m. to 10 a.m. Mondays (unless otherwise noted on calendar) at the Miami Township Lifelong Learning Center in the Miami Township Civic Center on Meijer Drive. Billiards are free to VIP and $2 for guest. Dave Erwin, Herb Moyer, Don Linn and John Hoffman christen the newly restored pool table. For information on any of the lifelong learning programs and activities, sponsored by Clermont Senior Services, call Lifelong Learning specialist Ginny Kaldmo at 248-4345. PROVIDED. SUBMIT PHOTOS TO: THERRON@COMMUNITYPRESS.COM

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The National Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) offers two annual scholarship competitions. There is no cost to enter, nor any other “catch.” The mission is simply to promote good citizenship and patriotism. The Patriot’s Pen Students who are entering sixth-, seventh- or eighth-grades may enter. Homeschooled students of appropriate ages also may compete. Write a 300 to 400 word essay, typed, about: When is the right time to honor our military heroes?

The top national prize is a $10,000 savings bond, and other national prizes will be awarded. VFW Ladies Auxiliary 5354, based in Branch Hill, is also offering a cash prize: $100 for first place and $50 for second place. Voice of Democracy Students who are entering grades nine through 12 may enter. Homeschooled students of appropriate ages also may compete. Record an original 3- to 5-minute tape (tape recorder available) about: “Does America still

have heroes?” More than $2.5 million in scholarships are awarded nationally with a top prize being $30,000. VFW Ladies Auxiliary 5354 is offering a cash prize: $100 for first place and $50 for second place. Contact Nan McCart at (513) 724-3900 or Mccart897@aol.com for details and an entry form. The form may be duplicated, but only one entry per student is accepted. Entries must be submitted to VFW Post 5354 by Oct. 1.

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August 5, 2009

Clermont County’s Most Wanted for Child Support

In combination with Clermont County’s celebration of August as, “Child Support Enforcement Month,” the Child Support Enforcement Division of the Department of Job and Family Services is requesting your help. The following are obligors who owe child support and for whom a bench warrant has been issued for failure to follow a court order. Anyone who has information which could lead to the apprehension of these individuals is asked to call 732-7248. Callers will remain anonymous. Information regarding these individuals will also be aired locally on local government Cable Television. It is the Department’s goal to see all these individuals arrested, or making substantial payments toward their child support obligations. Thank you for your cooperation and support of the Child Support Enforcement Program.

Amber Tomlinson Last Known Address: 679 South Main Street, Apt. 2 Georgetown, Ohio 45121

# of children: 1 Age: 24

Amy Richey Last Known Address: 1700 Harrison Ave #1 Cincinnati, Ohio 45214

# of children: 1 Age: 31

Arthur Sutherland Last Known Address: 156 Bonnie Lynn Terrace Southgate, Kentucky 41071

# of children: 3 Age: 47

Brian Louderback Last Known Address: 56 Sierra Court Batavia, Ohio 45103

# of children: 3 Age: 27

Owes her child: $4,825.87

Owes her child: $12,117.89

Owes his children: $23,508.28

Owes his children: $41,095.85

Christopher Abbinante

Courtney Jackson Crawford

David Blevins

David Fiscus

Last Known Address: 3064 Chapel Road Bethel, Ohio 45106

# of children: 1 Age: 41

Last Known Address: 1187 Brightwater Circle, #12 Milford, Ohio 45150

# of children: 1 Age: 26

Last Known Address: 3165 Pennington Lane Williamsburg, Ohio 45176

# of children: 1 Age: 40

Last Known Address: 2007 Justin Lane Bethel, Ohio 45106

# of children: 1 Age: 38

Owes his child: $3,193.34

Owes her child: $1,402.31

Owes his child: $5,365.30

Owes his child: $32,348.25

Douglas Maxfield, Jr.

Douglas Wilson

Duston Richards

James Leppert

Last Known Address: 5 Wallace Covington, Kentucky 41017

# of children: 2 Age: 33

Last Known Address: 580 E. Town Street Columbus, Ohio 43215

# of children: 1 Age: 43

Last Known Address: 4560 Ireton Road Williamsburg, Ohio 45176

# of children: 1 Age: 46

Last Known Address: 4934 Savage Road Lynchburg, Ohio 45142

# of children: 2 Age: 42

Owes his children: $37,206.51

Owes his child: $9,551.43

Owes his child: $18,139.60

Owes his children: $56,199.72

John Hartman

John Vonbargen, Jr.

Kerry Jones, Sr.

Lawrence Keoler, Jr.

Last Known Address: 1355 Moxley Bainbridge, Ohio 45612

# of children: 1 Age: 40

Last Known Address: 6227 Maravian Dr. Louisville, Kentucky 40258

# of children: 2 Age: 35

Last Known Address: 4019 Vinning Drive #148 Cincinnati, Ohio 45245

# of children: 3 Age: 35

Last Known Address: 1350 Pebble Court #249 Cincinnati, Ohio 45255

# of children: 1 Age: 57

Owes his child: $6,394.07

Owes his children: $10,861.76

Owes his children: $25,359.81

Owes his child: $19,779.02

Leland Kellerman

Loretta Madden-Zavison

Rachone Riggins

Rick Smit

Last Known Address: 969 SR 28, Lot 30 Milford, Ohio 45150

# of children: 1 Age: 35

Owes his child: $1,379.00

Last Known Address: 3974 Gardener Lane Cincinnati, Ohio 45245

# of children: 3 Age: 34

Last Known Address: 6678 Kennedy Cincinnati, Ohio 45213

# of children: 1 Age: 35

Owes her children: $3,768.24

Owes his child: $2,738.13

Robert Logsdon

William Johnson

Last Known Address: 2323 Montgomery St. Louisville, Kentucky 40212

# of children: 2 Age: 46

Owes his children: $15,733.19

Last Known Address: 1544 17th Street SW Birmingham, Alabama 35211

Last Known Address: 3251 Dry Run View Lane Cincinnati, Ohio 45244

# of children: 1 Age: 35

Owes his child: $10,614.33

# of children: 4 Age: 34

Owes his children: $19,652.72

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