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Fr. Lou, Rita move

We have moved some of your favorite features, just for a few weeks, to allow room for our high school sports fall previews. This week, you can find Father Lou Guntzelman’s column on page A7. Rita Heikenfeld’s cooking column is on page A8.

Three critical traits identified By Mary Dannemiller

Officer down

The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office recently lost a valuable member of its staff, “Buffy,” a female bloodhound who was partners with Cpl. Chris Stratton for about 10 years. She was about 11 years old and was euthanized as a result of cancer. SEE STORY, A2

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At a time when it was mostly men fighting for American freedom, Lynn Ashley decided to break the stereotype. Ashley enlisted in the Army in 1943 at the age of 24. After her training, Ashley worked at bombardier training school in New Mexico, where she worked with some of the military’s most advanced technology. Ashley will be one of the women telling her story at the Clermont County League of Women Voters 13th Annual Suffragist Dinner and Orpha Catch Citizenship award presentation at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, at Receptions Conference Center East, 4450 Eastgate Blvd. SEE STORY, A2

Earley start

Matt Earley said he was “really excited to be on board” as new principal of Clermont Northeastern High School. The CNE board of education approved hiring Earley Aug. 3 and he began his new job the next day. SEE STORY, A5

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Drummers line up for practice during Goshen High School’s band camp. The camp ran through Aug. 14. For more photos, see page A6.

New unpaid officers beef up Owensville Police Department By John Seney

Owensville Police Chief Mike Freeman has added 12 auxiliary police officers to the department since he took over in February. Freeman said the department had seven paid part-time officers when he was hired. One of those officers left, but the 12 new officers bring the total number to 18. The auxiliary officers are not paid and must work at least 16 hours a month. They average between 16 and 24 hours a month. Freeman said many of the auxiliary officers are recent graduates of police training, and the work allows them to keep their law enforcement certificates up to date. They also receive valuable on-the-job training. Freeman said the arrangement works out well for him because the additional officers give him greater scheduling flexibility within his tight budget. “It’s working out real well,” he said. Freeman said the auxiliary officers have other jobs and are looking or full-time police work while working for him. “I’m a training ground,” he said. The officers are mostly in their 20s and 30s; some have military backgrounds and some are college graduates.

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John Adamson is a part-time police officer for the Owensville Police Department. He has worked there for three years. The number of officers in the department has grown under new Police Chief Mike Freeman. Freeman said they are doing “a super, super job.” He said he was able to attract so many new officers because of his reputation throughout the county after working as a deputy sheriff for many years. “When word got out that I was appointed chief, guys came to me and said they wanted to work with me,” Freeman said. “I’m honored.” He also praised the work of the six paid officers on the force.

Freeman said he is trying to make the Owensville Police Department “as professional as I can with the money I have to work with.” Council member Shirley Shipley said the added police officers were a good thing for the community. “We almost have around-theclock protection,” she said. Shipley said she was “real happy with the police department” under Freeman’s leadership.

Goshen Township Trustee Jack Kuntz is looking for three things in a chief for the township’s fire department: a friendly disposition, a formal education and fire fighting experience in a rural community. “The personality has to blend with the existing culture in the fire department,” Kuntz said. “Secondly, I want someone who’s been involved in fire and EMS in a rural comFor more munity information and lastly, t h e y A complete list should of qualifications for have an the position is available at goshen- a p p r o p r i ate under the tion and employment b a c k opportunities section. Anyone ground for interested in the job.” applying should Former submit an Chief Virgil application to P.O. Murphy Box 498004, resigned Cincinnati, 45249 last month by Monday, Aug. 31. after being placed on administrative leave in April for failing to complete administrative duties. “Obviously administrative skills will be very important as that’s something we’ve significantly lacked,” Trustee T.J. Corcoran said. “It’s critical that whoever we hire has both strong skills with regards to the safety of our residents and also has strong administrative skills.” Assistant Chief Doug Engled is acting as interim chief until a permanent replacement for Murphy is found. “Doug has done a great job,” Kuntz said. “After Virgil Murphy’s departure, he stepped right into the job and I would consider him a qualified candidate along with the other candidates we receive.” Trustee Mike Keeley agreed the new chief would need to be able to work well with the department’s staff and also emphasized the importance of the administrative work the chief will be responsible for. “Being a fire chief is all encompassing,” he said. “The individual should be geared toward budgetary and administrative responsibilities rather than actual fire fighting. We need someone who can sit back, analyze a situation and direct his or her competent staff to get complete tasks,” said Keeley.

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August 19, 2009


Public can voice opinions about CNE tax increase By John Seney

Residents of the Clermont Northeastern Local School District will have a chance to voice opinions about a proposed millage increase being considered by the board of education. A public hearing on the proposal will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at the board meeting room at the Early Childhood Education Center. The board’s regular monthly meeting will follow at 7 p.m. The decision to move inside millage up a maximum 4.4 mills can be made by the school board without going on the ballot. Treasurer Brian Switzer defined moving inside millage as a means provided by the legislature for school districts to pay for improvements without having to go

before the voters. He said the millage increase is usually on a lesser scale than a bond issue and can be used only for repairs and improvements to facilities, not salaries or day-to-day operations. The maximum increase is determined by the county auditor. The school board could decide on an increase of less than 4.4 mills or no increase at all at its September board meeting. Switzer said moving the millage up one mill would increase the taxes on the owner of property valued at $100,000 by $31.50 a year. A maximum 4.4 mills would increase the taxes $138.60 a year. He said the figures were obtained from the county auditor. Voters in the district rejected a 5.35-mill bond

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issue in May to build a new high school and make other renovations. School board President Cindy Huxel said the district “needs to make sure it finds the resources to continue to educate our kids.” She said the voters have not passed a money since 1995, when voters approved the income tax. The purpose of the hearing, she said, is to gauge public feelings about future needs of the district. “We need community support,” she said. Board member Mike Freeman said the present board has made cuts to the point “where our kids are starting to suffer because we don’t have the money to do what needs to be done.” He said some increase in revenue was needed to keep the district’s buildings up to safe standards.

Keynote speakers highlight strong women By Kellie Geist

At a time when it was mostly men fighting for American freedom Lynn Ashley decided to break the stereotype. Ashley enlisted in the Army in 1943 at the age of 24. After her training, Ashley worked at bombardier training school in New Mexico where she worked with some of the military’s

most advanced technology. Ashley will be one of the women telling her story at the Clermont County League of Women Voters 13th Annual Suffragist Dinner and Orpha Catch Citizenship award presentation at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, at Receptions Conference Center East, 4450 Eastgate Blvd. The other keynote speaker is Nancy Arnold, a charter member and facilita-


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tor of a military support group. Her efforts have given her numerous opportunities to volunteer with groups such as the American Red Cross, United Way, The Thank You Foundation and many more. Arnold also is a member of the board of directors for The Thank You Foundation. Through her involvement in the International Association of Administrative Professionals, Arnold co-chaired the Employee Campaign Coordinators Council for United Way of Greater Cincinnati for the 2008 Employee Campaign. Former President George W. Bush presented Arnold with the 2008 Presidential Volunteer Award. “These women are impressive. They have made a real impact on their community,” said Cyndy Wright, league president. “... They both have very interesting stories.” The cost of the dinner is $35 per person or $25 for active or retired members of the military. To make a reservation, contact Marti Kleinfelter at mkleinfelter@ or 831-2997. For more about the Suffragist Dinner, Orpha Gatch Citizenship Award or the Clermont County League of Women Voters, visit

The Goshen High School marching band will be performing this year at the Statue of Liberty and to make the trip, members are hosting their next fundraiser 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, in the Goshen Middle School cafeteria. This is a Gold Star Chili dinner, silent auction and basket raffle. Diners can eat outside behind the school weather permitting. The auction/raffle includes more than $3,000 worth of items.

Habitat is 20 years old

Clermont Chapter of Habitat for Humanity celebrated 20 years of service that

includes the construction of 36 Habitat houses, 12 rehabs and repairs to other homes for low-income families. The first Habitat family in Clermont County completed paying off their 20-year mortgage to TriState Habitat for Humanity in January 2009. These mortgage payments are recycled to help pay for building materials for another Habitat home. 2008-2009 have been record years for foreclosures in Clermont County. Most of Habitat families have been able to weather this economical downturn. Clermont Habitat Chapter is accepting housing applications of low-income families. For Habitat Housing information visit www.habitat-tris-

The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office recently lost a valuable member of its staff, “Buffy,” a female bloodhound who was partners with Cpl. Chris Stratton for about 10 years. She was about 11 years old and was euthanized as a result of cancer. In the spring of 1999, Stratton and Buffy became partners. This partnership would span almost a decade. As a young puppy Buffy did what came natural to a bloodhound and put her nose to the ground to find people and things. Her training was intense and never ending and the duo quickly established a noteworthy reputation. Law enforcement agencies from Clermont, Hamilton, Brown, Adams, Highland counties and Kentucky would call requesting this team to respond to various incidents. During the last few years of her life, Stratton decided Buffy no longer needed the intense training that was necessary in her early years. Even though she no longer required as much training time, Buffy developed some other skills that kept her care and maintenance interesting. Buffy was an escape artist. She could defeat any kennel known to man. When Buffy escaped her confines, she would greatly irritate her master; this was the cross he had to bear to have a great tracker. Once he discovered that she was on the loose, Stratton began calling everyone he could to be on the lookout, and would then coordinate with a couple of other canine handlers to criss-cross the Clermont County countryside hoping to find Buffy. As any good dog, she always turned up. When it came time to work, she was always ready. Once in a tracking

Sheriff A.J. (Tim) Rodenberg said deputies assigned to the Clermont County Fair reported fewer problems than in 2008. The reports made included two for criminal damage, two for assault, one each of disorderly conduct, drug possession and menacing. Two were arrested: Cheryl Adkins, 50, Batavia Township, for disorderly conduct; and Michael Dunwoody, 22, Somerset, Ohio, for possession of drugs.


Cpl. Chris Stratton with “Buffy” the bloodhound. harness and with a scent she would be off to the races. Any deputy that had to run along on a track with her and Stratton will agree it truly was a race. Everyone will miss her. The following are just a few of Buffy’s notable tracks: Nov. 20, 1999 – a stabbing in Felicity. A track from the scene of a stabbing, through the village, to the back door of a residence where the perpetrator was found hiding in the attic of the home. The subject did not live in the house or know the people who owned the house. July 16, 2000 – critical missing in Batavia Township. The missing subject was a severe diabetic and had run into the woods without his medication after using LSD. A number of people tried to locate the subject in the woods on foot over a 14-hour period, and then called Stratton and Buffy. The subject was found in the woods. Stratton and Buffy received a NPBA Life Saving Award for their effort. March 11, 2001– Arson at school in Georgetown. Buffy picked up the track from clothing left at the

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scene. She tracked through a large group of people which had heavily contaminated the scene, to a male subject who she identified. That person eventually confessed and was charged with the arson. Sept. 22, 2001 – New Richmond. Tracked a suicidal male, who had consumed anti-freeze and fled into the woods. Buffy found the unresponsive male, who subsequently received medical aid and recovered. Without Buffy’s timely discovery this may have had a tragic outcome. Feb. 3, 2002 – Batavia Township. Tracked a missing elderly male from his residence. Buffy went to a cistern where the male was found inside, deceased. Without Buffy the male may have never been located. When at the cistern Buffy refused to go any further. Stratton trusted her instincts, checked the cistern, and located the male inside. Nov. 21, 2002 – Bethel. Tracked three men from a burglary for about four miles to a local restaurant where the males were found and later determined to be the perpetrators. They later confessed. Sept. 23, 2003 – Sharonville. Stratton and Buffy assisted the Sharonville Police Department with a double homicide. Buffy tracked through a residential area and into a wooded area where a shotgun was found. The suspect’s fingerprints were recovered from the weapon. March 13, 2004 – Bethel. Tracked a missing 8year-old girl for about one and a half miles. They located the girl unharmed in the woods. She had gotten lost and could not find her way back home. Sept. 11, 2006 – Amelia. Tracked from the scene of an burglary to a residence on Ohio 222. Some of the stolen items were located here and the suspect was identified, convicted and sentenced to prison.

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August 19, 2009

Clermont shut out of federal COPS funds By John Seney, Mary Dannemiller and Kellie Geist Clermont County law enforcement agencies were left off the list July 28 when Vice President Joe Biden announced $1 billion in grants would be awarded to hire additional police officers across the nation. The money was part of the Obama Administration’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. It was intended to hire 5,000 law enforcement officers funded through the U.S. Justice Department’s COPS Hiring Recovery Program. Out of 7,272 law enforcement agencies that applied, only 1,046 received funding. Sheriff A.J. Rodenberg said some Clermont County agencies applied, but none received any money. He said he wasn’t sure why no Clermont agencies made the list. The sheriff’s office itself did not apply because of concerns about fund-

Bethel wanted to use the money to bring two full-time officers to the department. He applied for $300,000, estimating each would cost $150,000 for a three-year period. Union Township applied for $1.2 million, which would have paid for about 15 road officers. “We were rejected, so we’re not going to get a dime of that,” said Union Township Police Chief Terry Zinser. “Of course I’m disappointed, but I believe we may have another bite at the apple if more money is allocated for grants in January.” Union Township’s safety services is facing a $4 million deficit and a 2.95mill levy. While the COPS grant wouldn’t have eliminated this need, “it certainly would have helped,” Zinser said. Other agencies that applied for the funding, according to the justice department’s COPS Web site were: Pierce and Goshen townships, Amelia, New Richmond and Williamsburg.

ing any new officers after the grant money ran out, Rodenberg said. The federal money would only pay for the officers for three years. With the uncertain economy, Rodenberg was not sure he could find the funding in the future. “We didn’t want to run into a wall at the end of three years,” he said. He also pointed out that the cost of hiring a new officer involved more than salary. There would be other expenses such as benefits and training. Bethel was another agency that did not get the funding. “I was kind of optimistic about getting the money, but I didn’t really expect to so I wasn’t let down,” said Bethel Chief Mark Planck said. “I’m still kind of disappointed that only certain areas got the money and we’ve been struggling here in Clermont County for the longest time. It seems like those who have had the money in the past are getting the money now.”

Clermont County Library facing 30 percent cut By Mary Dannemiller

The Clermont County Library already has laid off 24 employees and made cuts to its outreach programs, but more cuts could be coming thanks to an estimated 30 percent cut in the library’s budget. “From what the state is telling us, our budget is reduced by 30 percent,” said Clermont County Library Clerk Treasurer Maura Gray. “We estimate it’s probably going to be higher because the state’s estimates of its own rev-

enue are so poor.” The library will not have any solid numbers on exactly how much it will lose until the end of the year when the state’s revenue projection is finalized, but the library already is investigating where further cuts can be made, Gray said. “We’re looking at a lot of options and tweaking our budget everywhere we can to avoid further employee reductions, but I don’t know if we’re going to be able to avoid that,” she said. Executive Director Dave Mezack said he was meeting with other library direc-

tors from around the state to learn how they were dealing with the budget crunch. “At this time, we’re being very cautious in how we’re going to proceed,” he said. “I’m meeting with other library directors to discuss the issues and how other libraries are cutting back. We’re not going to make any rash decisions or moves at this point in time.” Library officials originally anticipated a 50 percent cut and Mezack said he was grateful it wasn’t that high. “A 30 percent reduction is certainly better than a 50

percent reduction so I’m glad to see that number is smaller,” he said. “However, we’re still going to have to make some cuts to our budget as a result of Gov. Strickland’s cuts.” Mezack would not speculate as to what might change, but did say that programming and other services would be reduced before branches of the library were closed. “It’s too early to say yet what is going to happen, but we are going to take every possible measure to make sure we don’t have to close branches,” he said.

August is Child Support Enforcement Month Community Press Staff Report The Clermont County commissioners proclaim August to be Child Support Enforcement Month to increase awareness about the importance of making

timely child support payments. “Evidence suggests that kids who receive support from both parents get better grades in school and have fewer behavioral problems,” said Commissioner Ed

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Humphrey. “Child support helps families remain self sufficient, relying less on public assistance.” As part of the campaign, The Clermont County Department of Job and Family Services’ Child Support Enforcement (CSE) division is working once again with the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, Juvenile Court, Domestic Relations Court, Common Pleas Court and the Prosecutor’s Office to apprehend 351 parents who are behind in making more than $5.1 million in support payments to 428 children in the county. This is the eighth annual Most Wanted Roundup in the county. Last August, sheriff’s deputies resolved 135 warrants, which resulted in child support collections of $49,113 by the end of 2008. Throughout August, pic-

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Lilli, Ariah and Trenten Manker of Miami Township stand in front of sunflowers in Day Heights. They are the great-grandchildren of Glenn and Juanita Manker.

Service employee union members protest county contract By Kellie Geist

Former Scioto Services employees and representatives of the Service Employees International Union picketed outside the Clermont County offices in Batavia Wednesday, April 15, to let officials know how they felt about the county’s switch in janitorial services. The county accepted a $438,172.86 bid from Alpha & Omega Building Services Feb. 25 to provide janitorial services to 29 county buildings, including the Medical Social Services Building, the courts and Permit Central. Scioto Services had provided these services since August 2007, but their bid for this year was $548,486. “(Alpha & Omega Building Services was) selected because they came in with the lowest and best bid received after all items were verified,” said Kathy Lehr, Clermont County’s communication director. “The county terminated the contract with Scioto (Services) for failure to comply with the specifications of the custodial contract after repeated attempts to correct problems ... We had numerous complaints.” Wade Grabowski, director of the Clermont County Facilities Management Department, said the county has about four boxes of complaints from the past year and a half that “document repeated violations of contractual obligations.” The switch resulted in the layoffs of nine Scioto Services employees effective March 20. Only one of those employees was able to find employment with Alpha & Omega Building Services. “We’re not saying that the county doesn’t have the right to go for a better quality service, if they weren’t happy with Scioto (Services), then of course go with someone else,” said Ruairi Rhodes, SEIU organizer. “But these workers (should) have been assumed by the new company ... The only thing that (should) have changed is their uniform.” Rhodes said most union contractors who accept bids are open to assuming employees from the previous

contractor. Although the employees would still have to go through an interview process, they would have had the chance to find new employment. Also, Alpha & Omega Building Services had to hire new employees to fulfill this contract. Former employees and SEUI representatives also attended the March 4 and March 18 Clermont County commissioners’ meetings to express their concerns of lost employment. According to the minutes from March 4, the commissioners, “expressed their regrets about these concerns, but stated that they have no authority to intervene in and as it relates to these issues.” “Everyone had an opportunity to fill out an application to be interviewed for a position with the new company. They had an opportunity to do that,” said Wade Grabowski, Director of the Clermont County Facilities Management Department. The Scioto Services employees were members of the SEIU and, as such, were receiving regular pay increases and would have received health care in 2010. Boone was making about $12 per hour for her janitorial work. “We’re just tired of giving up ... All we’re asking for is our jobs. We just want another chance,” said Shauna Boone, Amelia resident and former Scioto Services employee. Lehr said the decision to go with Alpha & Omega Building Service had nothing to do with union affiliations and, even if the county wanted to switch back to Scioto Services, the current contract is for a year of service. “The county does not have the option to switch back ... The termination was according to the contract. The county bid the service again and selected the lowest bid that met the requirements of the contact specifications,” Lehr said. “Unless Alpha & Omega fails to perform, the contact remains in place.” If the contact were terminated, the county could be liable for the value of the remainder of the contact and perhaps other penalties, she said.



August 19, 2009


Earley begins duties as Clermont Northeastern High School principal By John Seney


Matt Earley was introduced as the new principal of Clermont Northeastern High School at the board of education meeting Aug. 3.

Matt Earley said he was “really excited to be on board� as new principal of Clermont Northeastern High School. The CNE board of education approved hiring Earley Aug. 3 and he began his new job the next day. He was given a three-year contract at an annual salary of $93,101. Earley replaces Frank Chapin, who resigned in July after an investigation was launched into allegations of sexual harassment. Superintendent Neil Leist praised Earley as the best principal in the county and someone who can move the district to the next level.

The CNE board of education approved hiring Earley Aug. 3 and he began his new job the next day. Earley had been the principal at Williamsburg High School for six years. Before that he was an assistant principal and a teacher in Norwood, Ohio. The Clermont Northeastern board also approved the hiring of Jason Tackett as assistant principal at the high school. He was formerly dean of students at the high school and athletic director. Charlie Tackett was hired as new athletic director.

Williamsburg Superintendent Jeff Weir said he recommended Barry Daulton, principal at Williamsburg Middle School, be hired as the new principal of the high school. The board of education approved the choice Aug. 5. Weir said Daulton “has done a fantastic job. He is a great relationship builder. A genuine advocate for kids.� Daulton has been with Williamsburg for eight years, first as an assistant principal of the high school and then as middle school principal when that was made a separate position six years ago. Before that, he taught in the Bethel-Tate Local School District. As high school principal he will be paid an annual salary of

$86,096. Weir said he is in the process of interviewing candidates for the opening of

middle school principal. He said he hopes to fill that position before school starts Aug. 24.

Conrad election challenge dismissed The Clermont County Board of Elections has dismissed a challenge to the candidacy of Greg Conrad, who is running for clerk of courts, municipal court, in the Nov. 3 election. The challenge to the petitions filed by Conrad, a Pierce Township trustee, was made by Ross Hardin, who was represented by Curt Hartman, a former Pierce Township trustee. Judy Miller, director of the board of elections, said the board unanimously dismissed the challenge Thursday, July 30.

The challenge to the petitions filed by Greg Conrad was made by Ross Hardin, who was represented by Curt Hartman, a former Pierce Township trustee. The board already had certified Conrad’s petitions so no further action was needed. Miller said the challenge claimed alterations were made in the petitions filed by Conrad. However, the board found no evidence of that. Hartman also asked the board to issue subpoenas for three people who had circulated petitions for Conrad, but according to Miller, the board didn’t see any

evidence brought forward by Hartman to call the those who circulated the petitions as witnesses. Conrad said he did not know why the challenge was made. He said the elections board looked at his petitions twice and found nothing wrong. “I’m happy its over,� he said. Hartman said he was “disappointed in the total abandonment of the board

responsibility. The board has a duty to the public to investigate any irregularities.� He said the circulators’ statements on Conrad’s petitions were in different ink and different handwriting, suggesting that changes had been made. That is why he wanted to call the three circulators as witnesses. Hartman said that based on the past history of the election board, the ruling “did not surprise me.� Hartman said he would confer with his client “to review our options.� He said one option would be to file a lawsuit against the elections board.

Goshen Park District presents progress report

In the last eight months, the Goshen Park District has established relationships with state and federal agencies, updated financial records and even launched a Web site. “Our biggest challenge has been reorganizing and working through the tasks that needed to be done for us to become a fully functioning entity,� said Kendra Schroer, one of the five park district commissioners. Schroer presented a progress report to township residents at the Wednesday, Aug. 12, trustees meeting in

The district also is considering hiring a project manager to write grants for the district and handle day-to-day issues. which she detailed the district’s accomplishments and goals. “I was very happy to see that they seem to be operating as a team and getting organized,� Trustee T.J. Corcoran said. “They’ve accomplished many things that have been necessary for a long time. I’m very optimistic about the future

of Goshen parks.� The park district also has decided on a name for the 80-acre tract of land on Goshen Road that resident Katherine Marr left to the township when she died. “Kathryn Stagge-Marr Community Park is now the official name of the Marr park site,� Schroer said. “We are blessed that Mrs. Marr decided to bequeath us this property, it’s such a golden opportunity.� While it could be several years before work on the Marr park site is complete, Schroer said the park district already has started writing rules and regulations for its

use. “We’re working on rules for the park right now and trying to figure out how it will be patrolled,� she said. “We need to make sure it’s protected and not vandalized.� The district also is considering hiring a project manager to write grants for the district and handle dayto-day issues, Schroer said. “I’m hopeful that we can create a park that is used by Goshen residents and that will help build our community,� Corcoran said. For more information about the Goshen Park District, visit

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Goshen school board recognized for achievement By John Seney

Band members stand at attention during Goshen High School’s band camp.



Goshen kicks off band camp Goshen High School’s marching band kicked off its band camp Aug. 3. The camp ran two weeks and ended Aug. 14. “We’re off to a great start,” said band director Michael Ossenschmidt. The band practiced some of its marching routines in the parking lot next to the high school.

Goshen Local School District Board of Education members were recognized by the Ohio School Board Association for meeting “gold-level” standards as an effective school board. David Yockey, who serves on the executive committee of the Southwest Region of the OSBA, presented the award at the school board’s May 11 meeting and praised Goshen’s board for its “service to the community.” Yockey also serves as a member of the Milford Exempted Village School District Board of Education. The award was based on Goshen meeting criteria set by the

state organization for 2008. The criteria cited in the award includes a focus on student achievement, and striving “to make a difference through community involvement, personal and board training, working relationships with superintendents and treasurers, legal and policy review, and legislative dialogue for support of public education.” The OSBA Southwest Region represents 159 public school districts in 17 southwest Ohio counties. The school board also received words of praise from one resident at the meeting. Joe Riede said he thought it was important to get out the positive message that the board “was working for you in tough economic times.”

Seven Hills teacher is recipient of Siemens Award David Abineri, head of the Science Department of Seven Hills School and teacher of AP Physics and AP Calculus BC, is the recipient of the 2009 Siemens Award for Advanced Placement for teachers. He is one of 50 teachers nationally (one from each state) to be honored. Co-sponsored by the Siemens Foundation and the College Board, the award recognizes teachers of AP programs in mathematics, science and technology for their exemplary teaching and their enthusiastic dedication to their students and to the Advanced Placement Program both inside and outside the classroom.

Winning teachers receive a $1,000 award. Consideration for the awards is primarily based on the College Board’s AP Report to the Nation, a report that identifies top-performing high school AP programs. News of Abineri Abineri building and driving an electric car to and from school each day reached worldwide status. His car recently passed its 1,000th mile of driving without gasoline. Abineri lives in Milford.


Katie Ann Vota has been named to the 2009 spring semester dean’s list at Maryland Institute College of Art. She is from Milford.

Color guard members line up at the front of the band as Goshen High School kicks off its band camp Aug. 3.


Rita Celebrezze has been named to the 2009 spring semester dean’s list at Washington University in St. Louis. A graduate of St. Ursula Academy, Celebrezze is from Milford. • Hannah E. Schneider has been named to the 2009 spring semester dean’s list at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. She is from Milford.

Band director Michael Ossenschmidt, right, checks the formations during Goshen High School’s band camp.

Members of the Goshen High School marching band practice their routines during band camp Aug. 3.



Erin Harmon has been named to the 2009 spring semester dean’s list at Columbus State Community College. She is from Milford. • University of Cincinnati spring quarter – Michael Adamson, Tamara Allegra-Smith, Ashley Allen, Chastin Anderson, Sherri Anderson, Cobey Armacost, Megan Asher, Melissa Baker, George Barnes, Justin Baum, Graham Beach, Bryn Beary, Corey Bennett, Lindsey Berens, Gaile Berrones, Trinity Blevins, Lindsay Boehm, Amanda Bolton, Ashley Booze, Eric Borman, Rachel Bowling, Michael Bramel, Rhonda Branham, Delores Brewer, Taylor Brooks, Jennifer Brown, Marc Brunelle, Aaron Burton, Michael Butler, April Camp, James Carter, Kristopher Carter, Timothy Carter, William Cayton, Cathy Chase, Ashley Childers, Matthew Choto, Juliet Christensen, Jason Clements, Josh Clock, Martin Clock, Caren Collins, TeLisa Cook, Sarah Crockett, Kelsa Crowe, Jerrica Dabe, Mollie Day, Andy Dearth, Jessica Dennis, Sharon Dome, Tanya Donovan, Bernard Ducolon, Melissa Dunn, Cassandra Eaton, David Eaves, Katrina Eisele, Travis Estell, Mindy Felts, Jackie Fischer, Lynette Foreman, John Funk, Bridget Garner, Vincent Garnich, Margaret Gasiorowski, Laura Glover, Richard Godby, Jennifer Green, Bryan Griffin, Alex Grimes, Alexander Gruber, Angela Guevremont, Kyle Haas, Ashley Hahn, Crystal Hall, Jared Hancock, Cyndie Hartman, Samantha Hatfield, Meaghan Heling, Carole Henderson, Neil Hilderbrand, Andrew Hitchcock, Donald Hodson, William Holden, Michelle Hollmann, Kathryn Holshouser, Brian Howard, Eli Humphries, William Hutzel, Ellen Irvin, Kelly Irwin, Alex Johnson, Robin Johnson, Charles Jones, Dana Kasselmann, Kari King, Shawn King, Kevin Klatte, Amy Klein, Ramona Kloss, Jennifer Knopf, Brittany Koepke, Amy Koger, Tyler Kottmann, Andrew Kreyenhagen, Jennifer Lacy, Susan Lawrence, William Laycock, Thomas Licalzi, Eric Lilly, Megan Lilly, Wendy Lovelady, Jennifer Lyons,

Peter Magliano, Margaret Mahoney, Andrew Malone, Laura Marsh, Matthew Martin, Sean Martz, Bradley Mazan, Scott Mazan, Kristen McDowell, Fiona Meeker, Catherine Melton, Cristen Melton, Claire Miller, James Miller, Miles Miller, Olivia Miller, Sarah Miller, Kaylee Milyo, Ashley Miracle, Sarah Mithoefer, Robert Moeller, Brandi Moore, Tammy Moriarity, Karen Mrusek, Ashley Mueller, Chelsea Muenzer, Jamie Muenzer, Jacob Munz, Paul Munz, Joseph Murphy, Thomas Muthig, William Newton, Darla Noertker, Erin O'Bernier, Sara Oldendick, Belinda Patin, Craig Paul, Michelle Pero, Emily Pfennig, Christine Presley, Bess Pringle, Linda Rader, Dawn Rapp, Brittany Ratterman, Robert Ratterman, Kathleen Reynolds, Katie Richardson, Katherine Ritchey, Anthony Robertson, Eric Roeder, Hannah Rogers, Jacqueline Saile, Mieke Schaffner, Susan Schreckengost, Vincent Schreckengost, Zachary Schwartz, Jessica Schwender, Sally Scott, Abby Shafer, Gary Sheldon, Micah Simms, Logan Singleton, Megan Smith, Richard Smith, Tracy Smithers, Josh Snapp, Gene Stanford, Jordan Stevens, Roni Stevens, James Stokes, Jonathan Strickland, Caroline Strong, Hearl Tackett, Carol Tang, James Thaxton, Emily Thompson, Lisa Tompkins, Josh Valentine, Samantha Vance, Zachary Vance, Crystal Vezey, Michael Voto, Tammy Walter, Tyler Watson, Michele Wells-Walker, Jennifer Willman, Angela Wills, Catherine Wilson and Katherine Wilson.

Academic Merit List

Bryan Allan Molina has been named to the Wilmington College Academic Merit List for the 2009 spring semester. He is from Milford.


University of Cincinnati – Sherri Anderson, Shonda Arnold, Justin Baum, Kelly Biller, Daniel Birdsong, Mary Bowman, Kelley Brandstetter, Jennifer Brown, Marc Brunelle, Sherry Callahan, Claudia Candito, Shari Carter, Ashley Childers, Amanda Chowning, Jason Clements, Martin Clock, Crystal Clough, Lori Colwell, Sean Combs, TeLisa Cook, Erik Coon, Eugene Danbury, Alison Egan, Sterling Evans, Maci Frederick, Jennifer Green, Bryan Griffin, Cyndie Hartman, Brian Howard, Abigail Jay, Charles Jones, Amy Koger, Andrew Kreyenhagen, Hannah Landis, Joseph Lloyd, Michelle Lui, Joshua Malone, Sean Martz, Cindy McKinney, Claire Miller, Miles Miller, Sarah Miller, Ashley Mueller, Katherine Nowicki, Laura O'Donnell, Michelle Pero, Emily Pfennig, Daniel Queeno, Tina Reichert, Tamara Renner, Jennifer Rocklin, Colleen Ruiz, Jacqueline Saile, Christopher Soergel, Brian Spiess, Gene Stanford, Josh Valentine, Tyler Watson, Lauren Wiese, Katherine Wilson and John Ziggas.



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2) “The music of the spheres,â€? the Pythagorean metaphor that has inspired great composers throughout the ages, is no figment of human imagination. As music critic John Rockwell commented, “Who knew? All those philosophers and scientists and theoreticians who believed in the ancient Music of the Spheres were on to something. There is such a music, and it’s the note B-flat.â€? Rockwell refers to the fact that in 2003 astronomers using the Hubble telescope registered a “cosmic humâ€? emanating from black holes with “a frequency equivalent to a Bflat which in their instruments calculated to be 57 tones below middle C.â€? Among musicologists, this news from outer space has sparked an Internet quest for the emotional and aesthetic significance of Bflat ‌â€? Elizabeth Michael Boyle “Science as Sacred Metaphorâ€?

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How to pickle that peck of peppers were the first of my sisters to learn to make pickled peppers from my mom. Mom made big batches of everything. Nell’s version is for smaller batches, which are more doable for most of you. Even if you’ve never canned, I hope you try a batch. You’ll be glad you did when you compare the price of pickled peppers with home canned.

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Lois Brown Dale touched many lives Lois Brown Dale, founding director of Clermont Senior Services, passed away Aug. 16, just 11 days shy of her 92nd birthday. With her passing we are changed, not because she has left us, but because she touched us. We are blessed that Lois spent most of her adult life in Clermont County. When Lois arrived in Clermont County with James Brown, her first husband and the love of her life, they settled in the Withamsville area and set about the task of raising their three young children. But Lois was not one to sit by and watch others serve as community volunteers. She soon became engaged in the PTA and other school activities, and participated in the women’s clubs of the day, almost always being asked to serve in leadership roles which came to her naturally. Before long Lois found herself engaged in the broader community. She helped organize the Clermont County chapter of the League of Women Voters and served as its first president. She helped establish the public library system in Clermont County, and served as an advocate of programs for the developmentally disabled. Of course, she will be remem-

bered most for her work on behalf of senior citizens. In 1969, Lois secured a modest grant from the Administration on Aging in Washington D.C. to George open several senBrown ior centers in Clermont County. Community From this humble Press Guest beginning, Lois Columnist created Clermont Senior Services. Within a few short years Clermont Senior Services was widely recognized as a model for the delivery of community-based services to help frail older adults maintain their independence and continue enjoying the comfort of their own homes. Lois was instrumental in bringing United Way funding to Clermont County, not only for Senior Services but for other programs as well. Over the years she wore a path to and from Columbus to bring state and federal dollars back to Clermont County to support a multitude of programs, ranging from youth employment to adult protective services. The list of her accomplishments is far

CH@TROOM Last week’s question

What are your favorite and least favorite memories from your school days? “One of my favorite memories from school was of our plane geometry class. The teacher was a soft-spoken, patient nun and she made learning the subject really fun. “Least favorite memory would have to be the day when two of my classmates conspired to go to another classroom before school started and bring back a guy with whom I had an argument the previous day. “I was totally surprised when I looked up from my desk and saw them standing there. As I was standing up, he sucker punched me.” B.B. “Going back to school in the fall when I was a child meant new shoes and school supplies that included new crayons and pencils. I loved the new box of crayons with the sharp ends! This was before computers, cell phones and calculators. “I also loved getting back in the classroom to see friends I hadn’t seen all summer. This was before playdates and kids stayed in their own neighbors and parents didn’t drive them to other neighborhoods. “I remember getting out my clothes the night before the first day and having a hard time getting to sleep because I was so excited to go back to school. I loved the teachers and the chalk boards and the books. “It was a long time ago, but nice to remember.” E.E.C. “Being hall monitor, having free roam of the playground which had lots of trees and sandboxes, after lunch you could buy a ticket for a nickel to see a movie in the auditorium (usually it was Laurel

Next question What do you expect from the Bengals this season? Every week The Community Journal asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to clermont@community with “chatroom” in the subject line. and Hardy serials) or you could choose to go to the library instead or you could just go home for lunch. No school buses; we walked come rain, shine, sleet, hail, snow. Our school lunches were 20 cents and all the pies were made there in the kitchen. At one school I attended they were caught serving horse meat for hamburger! I liked art and gym and cooking and shop and hated everything else! If someone disrupted class by misbehaving they were sent down to the office and had their hands/bottom whacked! Sometimes the teacher did it and saved the principal the bother. Needless to say there were very few kids that acted up! But, lookout when he left the room as the spitballs and erasers went a-flying. I still stay in touch with several school friends from fourthgrade.” Duke “I remember teachers and other staff who encouraged me, challenged me and helped equip me with tools for life. I remember a few teachers and staff who contributed very little to my education. I learned life lessons from both groups.” G.G. “The worst days in high school were the cliques. The best was when I was named class clown when I graduated. Also, to see everybody dressed up at the prom, that was fantastic.” I.K

too long to record them all here, but along the way others recognized her achievements. Lois was named Pacesetter of the Year by the Clermont Chamber of Commerce, and received the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Woman of the Year award. In the late 1970s, Lois took on what can be fairly described as her greatest challenge. She sat about the task of persuading Gov. James Rhodes and leaders in the state legislature to pass a bill that would permit local municipalities to place a property tax levy on the ballot to support services for older adults. Under Lois’ leadership, in November 1982 Clermont County passed Ohio’s first countywide senior services levy. Other counties soon followed Lois’ lead, and today 70 of Ohio’s 88 counties have countywide levies that generate more than $130 million annually to help care for frail older adults who have little or no family support to help meet their needs. Those who knew Lois best will be quick to tell you the gift of her life was not in the extraordinary deeds she accomplished but in the way she touched lives. Lois was a kind and gracious woman who could gently touch the life of a friend or an employee with just

the right words to help guide them in their time of need. At the same time she was a fierce advocate who could “touch” politicians with Dale an intensity in her words that would dare them to question the reasonableness of her position. Some, at times, may have disagreed with how she went about applying her touch in the affairs of the community, but none questioned the genuineness of her motives, which were always rooted in a compelling desire to improve the lives and circumstances of others, especially those who could not speak for themselves. I realize some younger readers will not remember Lois. After serving as executive director of Clermont Senior Services for 22 years, she retired in 1991 and stepped away from public life. It was that stepping away that gave me the opportunity to serve as executive director of Clermont Senior Services for the past 18 years. Lois was a friend and mentor from the first day I met her in the

Goshen Gallop this weekend Months of preparation for Goshen’s first annual signature event, the Goshen Gallop, unfolds this Friday and Saturday (Aug. 21 and 22). The event starts at 4 p.m. Friday with a short commencement parade from township hall down Goshen Road (following the hoof prints) into Marr Park. It ends on Saturday with more than 10 wagons/buggies and 75 horses parading through the Goshen Town Center. Paula Toti from Channel 12 is the Grand Marshal. Two days before the event begins, community leaders have already recognized the huge success of the Goshen Gallop. Because of the efforts of dozens of volunteers and Goshen’s major civic and government organizations (Goshen Local Schools, Goshen Park District, Goshen Youth Soccer, Goshen CIC, Goshen Chamber of Commerce, Goshen Township CED Trails and the host organization, the Goshen HorseThief Detectives) the preparation and development of Goshen’s premier park as a side benefit of the Gallop festivities has been accomplished. Another basis for proclaiming advanced success is the pool of new volunteer leaders who have involved themselves in this event.

At no cost to the park district, these volunteers have removed buildings, developed trails, cleared scrub trees, installed electric, painted Jeff Corcoran buildings, and Community a c c o m p l i s h e d other cosPress guest many metic improvecolumnist ments. In short, Goshen’s Marr Park is ready ... and it is a beauty. Additionally, the Gallop Committee has successfully developed an annual event for Goshen, one in which all Goshen residents can be proud.

About the event…

After the symbolic hanging of the banners, Friday evening events will include live music (our own Jack Kuntz will be one of the acts), food (prepared by Lois and Mike Swift from Heritage Hall), wagon rides, camping, a horse clinic, horse shoe and corn hole tournaments, quick draw paint ball contest, birds of prey, a fire juggler, bonfire, liars contest (Judge Hermann will declare the winner), stilt walker, the nail


game, jail and bail and more. There will be plenty of wholesome family fun. There are still plenty of openings for participants in the contests (contact Tom Risk to sign up 625-0100). It will be a fun evening and wonderful parade on Saturday. There is still time to enter the parade (call Tom Dirr 625-2000). Next year, phase 2 will be implemented. Food booths, rides, horse farm tours, park concert, Native American storytelling, more circus acts and possibly minor horse racing will be included. The event will span the entire weekend. In 2011, if we are successful in developing a township horse trail system, cross township horse races will be included. We hope all Goshen residents and surrounding areas will participate in this first-year kick off. It is important that the community get behind the event. If you care about Goshen, and are starting to feel some pride in our community, don’t miss this weekend. And most of all, tell your neighbors to join the fun. The success of the Goshen Gallop is one more reason Goshen has become a community in which we can all be proud. Jeff Corcoran lives on Ohio 132 in Goshen.

VOICES FROM THE WEB Constitutional rhetoric Visitors to clermontcounty posted these comments to a column by Bob Bridges titled “Rise above party lines teach Constitution: “For someone who loves the constitution, Mr. Bridges doesn’t seem to have read it. It is very vague about exactly what the president can do and says that Congress will ‘provide for the common Defence (sic) and general Welfare of the

United States.’ In other words, Congress has a lot of latitude to act as long as it is providing for the good of the country. The economy was crashing late last summer – long before Obama was elected. Wasn’t that the Bush Administration’s responsibility? “And by the way, President Obama is opposed to a single-payer health care system. “The press secretary stated that the president is not on board with legislation passed by the house to limit executive bonuses and salaries. He said, ‘the administration is concerned the measure

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spring of 1978. Over the years I’ve laughed, cried and marveled as I’ve listened to the stories of staff and friends in the community whose lives Lois touched. Many of the employees she hired 20 to 30 years ago still work at Clermont Senior Services, and all of us continue to be inspired by Lois’ dedication to “helping others help themselves,” which was the motto she lived by. Shortly after my arrival at Senior Services in 1991, I visited one of the senior centers and an older woman asked if I was Lois’ son, thinking this might be so because we share the same last name of Brown. “No,” I replied, “but it would be a great honor if I were.” I’m honored and blessed to be numbered among those whose lives Lois touched. A private graveside service was held by the family. Friends and colleagues are invited to an informal visitation with family members from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 27 (Lois’ 92nd birthday) at the Lois Brown Dale Friendship Center (west wing of the YMCA), 2075 James E. Sauls Sr. Drive (formerly Front Wheel Drive). George Brown is the executive director of Clermont Senior Services.

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may give regulators too much say on incentive pay.’ “It seems to me that the President Obama described by Mr. Bridges is just a straw man set up to anger the public by misrepresenting his words and acts.” billie2blue “Mr. Bridges speaks the truth! This president is the greatest snake oil salesman of all time. ... The KennedyJohnson war in Vietnam was full of lies, just as Obama’s war in Afghanistan. All Dems by the way.” namgyrene



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The 17U Cincinnati Warriors (formally the Midland Warriors), an established SWOL baseball team is seeking solid, committed players for the 2010 season. Tr y outs will be 4 - 6 p.m., S u n day, Aug. 23, at Sellman Field Park behind Madeira Middle School. Contact Bob Bolubasz at 474-5399 evenings/weekends or email at

Softball teams wanted

Mens and coed softball teams are being sought to play in the first Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562 softball tournament, at 1596 Ohio 131, Milford. Registration fee is $150 for each team. Registration deadline is Aug. 20. The mens tournament will be Aug. 23-33. The coed tournament will be Aug. 28-29. Call 386-4706.

New CIA location

The CIA of Cincinnati recently moved to a new location in Eastgate, less than one mile off of Interstate 275, at 568 Old Ohio 74. CIA specializes in cheerleading, dance and floor gymnastics, and has recently added new dance classes ranging from hip hop to ballet. CIA is now enrolling students for the fall quarter. With more than 19,000 square feet, the facility includes two New-York-style dance studios, parent observation rooms, a large lounge are with free wireless Internet and a big screen, a large main gym area and more. The coaching staff is ACCA and USASF certified. For more information, contact CIA at 576-9800 or Visit

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The Milford High School football program started the 2008 season on a roll, winning four of its first five games. T h e Eagles could not sustain the hot start, dropping the Fagan last five games of the season to Fort Ancient Valley Conference opponents. The goal in 2009 is to start fast again, but this time finish strong. The Eagles will be led by a deep and talented junior class. Juniors Frank Sullivan, Shawn Taylor, and Nate Termuhlen will get plenty of touches from all over the field. Sullivan and Taylor will split time at quarterback, while Termuhlen will share the running back load with senior Reggie Carson. When Taylor is not lined up at quarterback, the run/pass threat will split out at wide receiver. “It is a luxury to have so many different weapons and depth at quarterback,” said head coach Pat Fagan. The depth at running back with Termuhlen and Carson is another luxury for the Eagles’ offense. Each player has been a varsity


Reggie Carson, a featured running back for the Eagles, takes a quick break while running through plays with Milford’s offense Wednesday, Aug. 12.



Milford quarterback Shawn Taylor prepares to throw the ball during an Eagle practice Wednesday, Aug. 12.

Game days

Aug. 28 Hughes Center Sept. 4 @ Walnut Hills Sept. 11 @ Amelia Sept. 18 Woodward Sept. 25 @ Mt. Healthy Oct. 2 Harrison Oct. 9 Glen Este Oct. 15 @ Winton Woods – 7 p.m. Oct. 23 @ Anderson Oct. 30 Loveland All games at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. contributor since his sophomore year. “We are a run-first team, and it helps having two solid people to hand the ball to,” Fagan said. The offensive skill players – running backs, quarterbacks, and receivers – will be the strength of an otherwise young Eagles team. The offensive line and the entire defensive unit will

be young and inexperienced. The inexperience has led to a competitive preseason camp, as several starting spots are up for grabs. “We are very young on defense,” Fagan said. “Camp has been more competitive than in years past.” Entering his third year as head coach, Fagan and his staff have enjoyed coaching an entire roster versed in this staff’s system. Much of camp the past two seasons was spent on installing new schemes and styles on both sides of the ball. Now, the coaches and players can focus on perfecting the playbook and adding some new wrinkles. “We are way ahead in the playbook at this point in camp compared to past years,” said Fagan. “We are able to spend more time on the finer details as opposed to the big-picture stuff.”


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The roster is larger than it has been in past years, providing the Eagles with depth at every position. Late-season injuries have hurt the Eagles in recent years and the added depth should help the team stay competitive throughout the season. The team’s three main goals this year are to win every home game, every non-league game, and win

Frank Sullivan J.D. Taylor Shawn Taylor Nathan Termuhlen Brian Wolbers Kyle Abner Jacob Bobo Michael Bostic Alex Bugajski Jared Byrd Josh Carone Logan Chaffin Ike Daiker Kyle Fitzgerald A.J. Geisler Tyler Gibson D.J. Hacker Matt Halcomb Andrew Hannah Ty Heinmiller Ben Hittner Chris Hoyas Brian Kerber Sean Kerber John Koutros Ryan Kroger Joe Netzel Robert Overbeck Mike Prather Nathan Rombach Mike Sonntag Dan Storey Josh Todd Alex Weigel



the FAVC Buckeye Division championship, Fagan said. The season starts on Aug. 28, as the Eagles host Hughes to start the nonconference slate. On Thursday, Oct. 15, the Eagles travel to Winton Woods to face the league favorite in a matchup that will be televised. “Our goal is to compete for the league championship,” said Fagan.

Goshen hopes to reclaim top spot By Adam Turer

The Goshen High School football team will be more experienced in 2009 and hope to reclaim their spot at the top of the Southern Buckeye Academic Athletic Conference. The Warriors return 17 letter-winners from last season’s squad. The experience on both sides of the ball will be critical in the Warriors’

bid to improve upon last season’s 4-6 record. The Warriors are just two seasons Inabnitt removed from a 9-1 regular season mark and an appearance in the state playoffs. The goals for this year’s squad are to contend for the league title and get back to

On the team Name

Jake Allen Austin Arnold Matt Arnold Jamie Ashcraft John Asher Charles Bilby Dillion Blevins Mike Brusman Greg Burress Tony Byrd Matt Cales Marcus Casey Daniel Carpintero Nick Criddle Anthony Carome Taylor Day Kenny Eichenhorst Zane Ellis Dillion Elmore Austin Frames Jacob Garrett Travis Hines Zach James Josh Jewett Zach Johnson Corey Jurich Dustin Lacey





Elias Luttrell Sam McAnich Sam Meece Jake Metzger Sean Mott Charles Murphy T.J. McQueen Alex Owens Brandon Owens Dillion Owens Gary Parriman David Prewitt Colin Radar Taylor Rahm Tanner Schulte Mark Shaw T.J. Settles Scott Shoopman Corey Slusher Brent Steele Max Stephens Ryan Spence Matt Taulbee Michael Tidwell Tony Thompson Chad Walls Josh Webb Chad Wehrum Mike Winterberger



the playoffs, head coach Nick Inabnitt said. “We need to minimize our turnovers, play good defense, and take advantage of opportunities when we get them on offense,” said Inabnitt, in his second year leading the Warriors. The offense will be led by senior linemen Nick Criddle, Sean Mott, Charles Murphy, and Dillon Elmore and junior lineman Jake Garrett. They will provide the push up front for the Warriors’ wing-T running attack and will provide protection for junior quarterback Alex Owens. Owens will be counted on to pass the ball more than Goshen quarterbacks of the past few seasons. “We’ll be throwing more this year,” Inabnitt said. “We’re doing a lot of things this year that we haven’t done before.” Owens and his backs and receivers spent the summer learning and practicing the expanded playbook. They participated in 7on-7 camps and are prepared to catch opponents off guard with their newly balanced offense. Receivers Matt Arnold, Corey Jurich, and Colin Radar will be charged with hauling in Owens’s passes.

Game days

Aug. 28 Ross Sept. 4 Little Miami Sept. 11 Clermont Northeastern Sept. 18 @ Blanchester Sept. 25 @ East Clinton Oct. 2 @ Western Brown Oct. 9 Batavia Oct. 16 @ New Richmond Oct. 23 Bethel-Tate Oct. 30 West Carrollton All games at 7:30 p.m. BRANDON SEVERN/ CONTRIBUTOR

Goshen’s David Prewitt runs a drill over the dummies. They will provide relief for the strong and experienced rushing attack led by junior Jamie Ashcraft. Junior back Travis Hines and senior back Tony Thompson will complement Ashcraft in the backfield. The Warriors defense will be led by senior middle linebacker David Prewitt. Other returning letterwinners on defense include linemen T.J. Settles, Mike Brussman, and Austin Arnold and defensive backs Sam McAnich and Ryan Spence. The Warriors 5-3 defense will need to be strong to combat the potent rushing attacks of their SBC opponents. Junior inside linebacker

Taylor Rahm and senior defensive end Dillon Blevins will be expected to step up into bigger roles this season. Western Brown and New Richmond are the teams to beat in the SBC if the Warriors are to reclaim their title, said Inabnitt. The Warriors’ non-conference schedule features Little Miami, West Carrolton, and Ross. Goshen has experience and enters the 2009 season with a bad taste left over from last season’s losing record. Expectations are higher for the 2009 season. “We need to continue to improve on our execution of the offense and defense,” said Inabnitt. “We have experience and our kids know what we expect of them this season.”



August 19, 2009

Football preview

CNE anchored by leadership, key positions By Adam Turer

Clermont Northeastern High School’s football program enters its second year under head coach Dave Brausch with increased expectations. T h e Rockets return several starters on both sides of the ball and will led by Brausch experienced upperclassmen. Nine starters return on offense and seven return on defense. The offense is led by senior running back Josh McGowan and junior quarterback Kenny Thompson. Thompson is a threat to run or pass and will get plenty of chances to keep the ball running the option out of the Rockets’ I formation. The offensive line is anchored by junior Tyler Berkshire and senior Patrick

Game days

Aug. 28 Cincinnati Country Day Sept. 4 Western Brown Sept. 11 @ Goshen Sept. 18 @ Batavia Sept. 25 New Richmond Oct. 2 East Clinton Oct. 9 Bethel-Tate Oct. 16 @ Manchester Oct. 23 @ Blanchester Oct. 30 @ Williamsburg All games at 7:30 p.m. Hudson. The offense is expected to grind the football and keep opposing offenses on the sideline. “We wish we had some more team speed,” Brausch said. “We are not going to break too many big plays, but we’ll have to earn every touchdown.” The defense is led by junior linebacker David Brausch, junior cornerback Jacob Hacker, and senior linebacker Josh Hahn. There are six players battling for the four starting defensive line positions. Similarly, there are seven Rockets battling for the five

starting offensive line positions. Those who do not start initially will likely see playing time throughout the season. “We have depth on both lines,” the coach said. “They are all pretty interchangeable, and it might be a week-to-week decision as far as who starts. All of them will play.” The Rockets do not have depth at every position and will need to stay healthy at a few very key positions. While both lines will benefit from a deep rotation, the playcallers on both sides of the ball will be counted on to remain in the lineup each week. “We need to keep our quarterback and our linebackers healthy,” Brausch said. The leadership of the upperclassmen is expected to make a big difference in the Rockets’ quest toward a winning season. Last year, several sophomores were counted on to play big roles on a young team.


Rocket linebacker David Brausch pursues the ball carrier while working on defensive schemes during a summer practice in 2008 at Clermont Northeastern.



Senior tackle Patrick Hudson runs through a gauntlet of fans as he enters the stadium for Clermont Northeastern before a game in 2008. “We have a lot more experience this year and we really expect the juniors and

seniors to do better than last season,” Brausch said. The Rockets open the

The Clermont Northeastern High School varsity football roster for 2009 wasn’t available by deadline. season on Aug. 28 against Cincinnati Country Day School.

McNick eyes winning season By Mark Chalifoux

On the team

The McNicholas Rockets went 3-7 in 2008 but head coach Steve Klonne said he expects McNick to get back to winning ways in 2009. “We have Klonne five starters returning on offense, which should make us a better team offensively and the senior class has done a nice job of filling spots on defense,” Klonne said. “The team has a good attitude and they have some confidence.” The team will be led by junior quarterbacks/wide receivers Matt Staubach and Ryan Curran. Staubach threw for 814 yards and eight touchdowns in 2008. Ryan Haynes is one of the top returning running backs as Haynes put up 232 rushing yards in 2008, thirdbest on the team. Fullback/linebacker Pat Fitzgerald and tight end/linebacker Alex Hay are two more playmakers for McNick. The Rockets will run a wing-T offense with some option included and will play a 4-3 and a 4-4 defense. McNick has a tough schedule and will need to set a positive tone early. The Rockets have tough games against Indian Hill, Turpin and Loveland to start the season. “If we can do well for those three games it would set the tone for the rest of the season,” Klonne said. “Our schedule is really

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Matt Staubach, the starting quarterback for McNicholas, throws a few passes Thursday, Aug. 13, during practice with the Rockets. tough and most teams lose at least twice in league play

Game days Aug. 28 @ Indian Hill Sept. 4 @ Turpin Sept. 11 Loveland Sept. 18 ChaminadeJulienne Sept. 25 @ Archbishop Alter Oct. 2 @ Roger Bacon

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Oct. 10 @ Purcell Marian – 1 p.m. Oct. 16 Carroll Oct. 23 @ Bishop Fenwick Oct. 30 Badin All games at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

so you try to take care of business somewhere else. It’s a tough schedule.” Klonne said the senior leadership is very important to the team, especially because every team has to deal with adversity at some point during the season. “Whether someone gets hurt or you lose a few tough games, adversity strikes somewhere and how you react will determine what

kind of season you will have,” he said. With more experience returning and with some bigger bodies on the line, the Rockets should be an improved squad in 2009. “We’re going to play hard and we’ll be a better football team just because of our leadership and our senior and junior classes are better,” he said.


Alex Hay, one of the Rockets’ top linebackers, focuses in while reading the play during a McNick practice Thursday, Aug. 13.

Football preview


August 19, 2009


Moeller eyes GCL, state titles in 2009 By Mark Chalifoux


Key players for Moeller High School this season are, from left, Andrew Hendrix, David Schneider, Ali Kassem and Jeff Tanner.

Hendrix. Hendrix threw for 1,609 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2008. Running backs Richie Dyer and Jeff Aubin combine to provide a talented running game for

On the team No. Name

2 Tucker Skove 4 Adam Schaffer 5 Alex Fine 6 Shaquille Jinks 8 Kyle Basile 9 Drew Rosselot 10Corey Smith 12Andrew Hendrix 13Tyler Mikolajewski 15David Whitehead 16Charlie Fiessinger 17Josh Burandt 18Joe Combs 19Jeff Aubin 21Bubba Hoctor 22Jordan Widmeyer 23Steven Kuhlman 24Trent Williford 25Davis Arnold 26Kyle Bobay 27Anthony Hall 28A.J. Gatio 29Joseph Bracken 30Nick Marchionda 31Kyle Walker 32Ethan McAlpine 33Garett Mize 34Collin Joyce 35James Rogan 36Carson Scheidler 37Adam Deyhle 38Robert Campbell 39Richie Dyer 40C.J. Anderson 41Jesse Hayes 42Tyler Hutchinson 43Alex Hider 44Marcus Rush 45Greg Leksan 46Daniel Lang

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Community Oct. 9 @ Elder Oct. 16 La Salle Oct. 24 @ St. Edward – 2 p.m. Oct. 30 St. Xavier All games at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. the Crusaders as the duo led the Moeller ground attack in 2008. The offensive line has a pair of strong standouts in Division I collegiate prospects Jeff Tanner and Ali Kassem. Ball State-bound tight end David Schneider should be a big target in the passing game as Schneider led the Crusaders in receiving touchdowns in 2008. Wideout Trent Williford is another receiver with big play capabilities. On defense, the Crusaders will be led by a strong front seven. The defensive line is led by two Division I collegiate prospects, senior Marcus Rush and junior Jessie Hays. The linebackers for Moeller are led by another Division I collegiate prospect, Nick Galvin. Kendall Walker and Garret Mize are two more big-play linebackers for the Cru-

The 17U Cincinnati Warriors (formally the Midland Warriors), an established SWOL baseball team is seeking solid, committed players for the 2010 season. Tryouts will be held on August 23, 2009 at Sellman Field Park behind Maderia Middle School from 4-6pm. Please contact Bob Bolubasz at 474-5399 evenings/weekends or email at bjbolubasz@ for more information regarding the team and tryouts.

Rodenberg said the program puts a lot of pressure on itself to contend for a GCL title and a state title and that the Crusaders have their sights set on both in 2009. He also said that any team lives and dies with a senior class and that

Moeller’s class of 2009 is a good one. “I really like the senior class,” he said. “They are positive and determined. I’m really pleased with this class and fans are going to see a good football team.”

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Moeller High School head coach John Rodenberg talks to his team Aug. 5 to get his team set for the 2009 season.


Game days

saders. Moeller also returns cornerback Ethan McAlpine, who was one of the leaders in interceptions in the GCL in 2008. The schedule will be tough again for Moeller in 2009. “People don’t call us ot play unless they are going to be pretty good,” Rodenberg said. “Our feeling is once we get to the playoffs, we are battle-tested.” Moeller has tough games against Lakewood St. Edward and Winton Woods as well as a tough GCL slate. Elder is looked at as the other power in the GCL South in 2009, but Rodenberg said fans shouldn’t sleep on St. Xavier. “St. X has a chip on their shoulder and that scares me,” he said. “They aren’t used to struggling like they did last year and will come out guns blazing. Watch out for them.” Rodenberg said the 2009 Crusaders will be bigger, especially in the trenches and that the year of experience with the players has helped everyone get used to his system. “Everyone knows where they fall in and where to go,” he said. “I’ve been real pleased with how things have worked out.”

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The 2008 Moeller Crusaders had a lot of questions heading into the first season under new head coach John Rodenberg. The 2009 Crusaders have considerably fewer as Moeller returns a considerable Galvin amount of Division-I caliber talent and boasts a strong senior class, making the Crusaders one of the top Rush teams in the city. “We’ve worked awfully hard in the weight room and the seniors have been great leaders in the winter and summer. With all the returning starters, we hope to have a lot of success,” Rodenberg said. The offense should be balanced and will be led by Notre Dame-bound Andrew



Sports & recreation

August 19, 2009

Nothin’ but Net Sports Complex


Playing for Matt

Cincinnati Sharks Catcher Alex Gilkerson (5) of Clermont Northeastern High School secures the relay throw from Matt Blankenship and then lays down the tag to nail the would-be runner Isak Holt of the Lancaster Surge during the Matt Maupin 15U Baseball Tournament July 2-6 in Loveland.

Redhawks red hot

The Milford Redhawks 10U-B team celebrates winning the SOGFSA Pre-Season Tournament (5-0) and going undefeated in the regular season (14-0). The team lost its first game of the season in the first game of the Post Season SOGFSA World Series Tournament, which put them in the loser's bracket. They won the end-of-season tournament with an 8-1 record. The team finished with a 27-1 record overall. First row: AbbyJane Conard and Tori Gilman. Second row: Hannah Niehaus, Valerie Thompson, Kyrsten Brown and Sammie Allen. Third row: Hannah Bullock, Summer Babb, Olivia Zamudio, Amanda Zanola, Taylor Caldwell, Lisa Sullivan and Shannon Smith. Fourth row: Coach Scott Bullock, Clare Carthauser, Coach Randy Gilman. Not pictured is Amelia Pittman. PROVIDED


Angie and Dan Albrinck display a temporary sign for the Nothin’ but Net Sports Complex in front of the couple’s property at 4343 Mt. Carmel-Tobasco Road, which will soon be home to a quintet of hardwood courts.

Sports Complex to open in Sept. Nothin’ but Net offers five courts By Anthony Amorini

Local athletes seeking indoor facilities won’t have to look far when Nothin’ but Net Sports Complex at 4343

Mt. Carmel-Tobasco Road opens its doors in September. The facility promises to have a quintet of high school size courts for basketball and volleyball constructed of hardwood and is currently being renovated by its new owners, Dan and Angie Albrinck. The building was former-

Where: 4343 Mt. CarmelTobasco Road. What: Indoor athletic facility with five high school size hardwood courts for basketball and volleyball. When: Opening near the start of September for 2009 fall season. Activities: The facility will play host to a number of activities including youth basketball and volleyball leagues for boys and girls, hourly court rentals, adult volleyball leagues, volleyball camps, basketball camps and private training sessions. Contact: For details about the facility or league registration call 528-1000 or visit

The facility will host youth basketball and volleyball leagues. Hourly court rentals, adult volleyball leagues, volleyball camps, basketball camps and private training sessions will also be available. ly home to lumber companies including Andres Lumber and Stock Building Supply. Dan, an Anderson Township resident, suspects the shift from lumber warehouse to hardwood courts will benefit the entire community, he said. “There really isn’t a place to play on the east side of town. Right now my boys are in a basketball league in Mason,” Dan joked. “Once you’ve been driving all the way out there with 10 parents on each team for a few years then you figure there has to be a better way.” The couple decided “a better way” in this instance would necessitate a move on their part. Dan and Angie have four children ranging in age from the eighth grade to a 6month-old baby and the pair wasn’t looking to travel to Mason each week for the next 15 years. The Albrincks started looking for a facility before Christmas last year when they discovered a former warehouse for sale at 4343 Mt. Carmel-Tobasco Road. The couple closed on the property Friday, June 12, and promptly began renovations Monday, June 15. “We didn’t waste a minute. We were there at 7 a.m. Monday morning with six subcontractors,” Dan said of streamlining the process. “We are going to be open for the fall season.” The facility will host youth basketball and volleyball leagues for both boys and girls. Hourly court rentals, adult volleyball leagues, volleyball camps, basketball camps and private training sessions will also be available. “We expect to see over 700,000 guests a year at the facility once at full capacity and I think we will get there really quick,” Dan said. “It’s going to give everyone a place to play near home. “It’s something great for the whole east side I think,” Dan added. “We’ll have 130 games every weekend at full capacity.” Dan is also contemplating the inclusion of futsal leagues, a small-scale version of soccer played on fields of similar size to basketball courts. For details call 528-1000 or visit

August 19, 2009





Do You Recognize Me?, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, Display of unidentified historic Milford photographs. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. Through Aug. 31. 248-0700. Milford.


Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Shaw Farms Produce, 1737 Ohio 131, Sweet corn, tomatoes, cantaloupes, watermelons, cucumbers, pickles, yellow squash, zucchini and green beans both stringless and half runners. Some other things: peaches, plums, nectarines, potatoes, Vidalia onions, Amish meats, cheeses and jarred goods. Call for hours. Through Oct. 31. 575-2022. Miami Township.


Children’s Vintage Books Display, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Promont House Museum, 906 Main St. Collection of early children‚Äôs books from turn of 20th century. Included with admission: $5, $1 children, free for members. Presented by Greater Milford Area Historical Society. Through Oct. 30. 2482304; Milford.


Sonny Moorman Group, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. KC’s Pub, 928 Ohio 28, 248-0358. Milford. Chuck Brisbin & The Tuna Project, 9:30 p.m. Latitudes, 18 Main St. Free. 831-9888. Milford.


Lake Isabella Fishing Boathouse, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road. Full-service boathouse with rowboat rentals. Open fishing year-round in 28-acre lake with outdoor fishing pier from dusk to dawn. $9.50 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. Through Nov. 15. 5217275; Symmes Township. F R I D A Y, A U G . 2 1


Frontier Squares, 8 p.m. American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive. Plus level square and round dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Through Dec. 18. 9292427. Milford.


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. Through Sept. 4. 831-9876. 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 cole slaw and French fries. Carryout available.$6 and up.Through Aug. 28. 575-2102. Milford.

Our Hidden Ocean Scavenger Hunt, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Included with admission: free Monday; $3, $1 children Tuesday-Friday; $5, $1 children Saturday-Sunday. Free for members. 831-1711; Union Township.




Memories of Elvis, 9 p.m. By Golly’s, 714 Lila Ave. Jim Jones, Elvis tribute artist. 2271893. Milford.


Godspell, Jr. 7:30 p.m. Clermont Inn, 180 E. Main St. Includes three-course meal and performance of musical. $30. Reservations Required. Presented by Loveland Stage Company. Through Aug. 22. 732-2174. Batavia. S A T U R D A Y, A U G . 2 2


Do You Recognize Me?, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, Free. 248-0700. Milford.


Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Milford Shopping Center, 1025 Lila Ave. Group of local growers sell fruits, vegetables, honey, potted flowers, cut flowers, herbs, seasonal decorations and more. Severe weather may shorten market times. Presented by Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association. Through Nov. 28. ; 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. Through Oct. 31. 876-2418. Batavia.


Williamsburg Garden Club Mum Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Williamsburg Mum Sales, U.S. 32 and McKeever Road. $4 for eight-inch pot or three for $11. Larger 12-inch pots available for $12. Call ahead for large orders. Benefits beautification of Williamsburg Community. Presented by Williamsburg Garden Club. Through Sept. 11. 724-7824. Williamsburg.


Bird Walk, 8 a.m.-10 a.m. With Darlena Graham. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Dress for weather, bring binoculars. Included with admission: $5, $1 children; free for members. Through Nov. 28. 831-1711. 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. Through Aug. 29. 831-1711; Union Township. Snake, Fish and Turtle Feeding, noon, Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. $5, $1 children, free members. Through Nov. 28. 831-1711. Union Township. Nature Calls Geology and Fossil Tour, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 831-1711. Union Township. Our Hidden Ocean Scavenger Hunt, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Included with admission: free Monday; $3, $1 children Tuesday-Friday; $5, $1 children Saturday-Sunday. Free for members. 831-1711; Union Township.


Mystery Book Club, 12:30 p.m. “A Few Minutes Past Midnight” by Stuart Kaminsky. Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, Adults. Bring bag lunch. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 2480700. Milford.

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Williamsburg Garden Club Mum Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Williamsburg Mum Sales, 7247824. Williamsburg, Ohio.


Children’s Vintage Books Display, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Promont House Museum, Included with admission: $5, $1 children, free for members. 248-2304; Milford.

Godspell, Jr. 7:30 p.m. Clermont Inn, $30. Reservations Required. 732-2174. Batavia.


Lake Isabella Fishing Boathouse, 7 a.m.-7 a.m. Lake Isabella, $9.50 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Symmes Township. Loveland Castle, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Loveland Castle, $3. 683-4686; Symmes Township.


Goshen Music Boosters is hosting a Chili Dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, at Goshen Middle School, 6692 Goshen Road, Goshen. The event includes a raffle and auction. Proceeds to benefit the Goshen Music Boosters. Call 239-2892. M O N D A Y, A U G . 2 4


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


Nature Calls Geology and Fossil Tour, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 8311711.


All-Night Fishing, 8 p.m. Lake Isabella, $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. 791-1663; Symmes Township. Little Miami River Kayak Trip, 11 a.m. Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road. Begins at Lake Isabella, continues 7.5 miles down river. All equipment provided. Bring lunch. Must complete Quick Start program prior to trip. $25, $20 ages 6-18. Registration required, available online. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. Through Sept. 26. 521-2345; Symmes Township. Hike For Your Health, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, $5 passport; non-members pay admission: $5, $1 ages 3-12 Saturday-Sunday; $3, $1 ages 312 Tuesday-Friday; free Monday. 831-1711; Union Township. S U N D A Y, A U G . 2 3


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


Children’s Vintage Books Display, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Promont House Museum, Included with admission: $5, $1 children, free for members. 248-2304; Milford.

Union Township. Our Hidden Ocean Scavenger Hunt, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Included with admission: free Monday; $3, $1 children Tuesday-Friday; $5, $1 children Saturday-Sunday. Free for members. 831-1711; Union Township.


Lake Isabella Fishing Boathouse, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Lake Isabella, $9.50 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Symmes Township. Loveland Castle, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Loveland Castle, $3. 683-4686; Symmes Township.


Hike For Your Health, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, $5 passport; non-members pay admission: $5, $1 ages 3-12 Saturday-Sunday; $3, $1 ages 312 Tuesday-Friday; free Monday. 831-1711; Union Township.

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Do You Recognize Me?, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, Free. 248-0700. Milford.


Our Hidden Ocean Scavenger Hunt, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Included with admission: free Monday; $3, $1 children Tuesday-Friday; $5, $1 children Saturday-Sunday. Free for members. 831-1711; Union Township. W E D N E S D A Y, A U G . 2 6


Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Market, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Milford Shopping Center, ; Milford. Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Shaw Farms Produce, 575-2022. Miami Township. Batavia Farmers Market, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Batavia Township, 876-2418. Batavia.


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


Community Blood Drive. 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Geno’s Barbecue & Family Diner, 1241 Ohio 131, In honor of Marjorie McMullen and Betty Woodall. All donors receive a free pulled pork sandwich and will be entered to win a pair of Bengals Season Tickets. Appointments recommended. Presented by Hoxworth Blood Center. 248-4533. Milford.


Wednesday at the Movies, 2 p.m. “The Country Teacher” directed by Bohan Slama. Doris Wood Branch Library, 180 S. Third St. Adults. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 732-2128; Batavia.


Bike Night, 6 p.m. Sidewinders. Quaker Steak & Lube, 590 Chamber Drive. Motorcycles fill parking lot. Includes music, beer, vendors and food. Enter free raffle to win Buell motorcycle. Benefits local charity. Through Oct. 14. ; Milford.


Nature Calls Geology and Fossil Tour, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 831-1711. Union Township. Our Hidden Ocean Scavenger Hunt, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Included with admission: free Monday; $3, $1 children Tuesday-Friday; $5, $1 children Saturday-Sunday. Free for members. 831-1711; Union Township.


Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, $3. 6835692; Loveland. Lake Isabella Fishing Boathouse, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Lake Isabella, $9.50 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Symmes Township.


Hike For Your Health, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, $5 passport; non-members pay admission: $5, $1 ages 3-12 Saturday-Sunday; $3, $1 ages 312 Tuesday-Friday; free Monday. 831-1711; Union Township.


Comedian and actress Kathy Griffin will perform at PNC Pavilion at Riverbend at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $49.50, $59.50 and $75. Call 800-745-3000 or visit Griffin has a reality TV show, “My Life on the D-List,” on Bravo.


William Lytle Birthday Celebration, 2 p.m.5 p.m. Harmony Hill, 229 S. Third St. Weaving demonstrations. With Williamsburg Community Band. Museum and dairy house open. Free. 724-7824. Williamsburg.


Jersey Productions hosts “Little Shop of Horrors” through Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Aronoff Center. Performances are at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20; and at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Aug. 21-22. Tickets are $20-$25. Call 513-621-2787 or visit www. Pictured are: Kiera Thomas (Ronnette), Chauntel McKenzie (Crystal), and Chanelle Williams (Chiffon) as “The Urchins."




August 19, 2009

Athenaeum of Ohio

Registrations are now being accepted for the autumn quarter (Sept. 8Nov. 16) at the Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary. Registrations received after Friday, Aug. 28, must be accompanied by a late fee of $30. Among the courses are: “Old Testament Scriptures,” “Psalms,” “Romans,” “Human Development and Spiritual Experience,” “Theology of the Body,” “The Church,” “Group Process,” “Chemical Dependency,” “Medieval Christendom and the Reformations,” “Vatican II: Problem or Solution” and “Theology of Ministry.” Classes are scheduled days and evenings and may be taken for graduate credit or audit. For more information, call the Registrar’s Office at 231-2223 or e-mail The address is 6616 Beechmont

Ave., Mount Washington; 2312223.

Church of the Good Samaritan

Author and spiritual director Barbara Crafton will lead a workshop, “Prayer: For Better or for Worse,” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at the church. Crafton is an Episcopal priest and author of many books. She is known and loved by many who have heard her at conferences at Ohio’s Kenyon College or who have read her books. She is also the founder of the Geranium Farm,, an online institute for the promotion of spiritual growth. Seating is limited. Make reservations early by mail to the Church of the Good Samaritan, 25 Amelia-Olive Branch Road, Amelia, OH 45102; or by phone from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. weekday mornings at 753-4115. The cost is

$20 and includes lunch and snacks. Send your check or pay at the door. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Barbara Crafton will also be preaching Sunday, Sept. 6, at the 10:30 a.m. Eucharist. The church is at 25 Amelia-Olive Branch Road, Amelia; 753-4115.

Backpacks will be blessed and students, teachers and school staff personnel will receive prayers for a safe and productive school year. The church is at 2010 Wolfangel Road, Anderson Township; 2314301;

Clough United Methodist

Community Church of Nazarene

The church is hosting Clough Unplugged, an additional midweek service. The informal “comeas-you-are” service is from 7 p.m. to 7:50 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 20. Nursery care is provided. The summer sermon series is “Facebook Pages of Old Testament Friends.” Call the church office at 231-4301 or visit The church is hosting a Backpack Blessing. Students are invited to bring their backpacks to the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday, Aug. 23.

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.

Laurel United Methodist

The church hosts Sunday School at 10 a.m. and church worship at 11 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 1888 Laurel-Lindale Road, Laurel; 553-3043.

Locust Corner United Methodist Church

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.

Mount Zion- St. Paul United Church of Christ

The church is hosting the annual Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. There will be a $1 table, top-shelf raffle articles, homebaked goods including pies, cakes, cookies, brownies, fudge, jams, jellies and children’s mystery bags. Lunch is available. The church is at 1562 ClermontvilleLaurel Road, New Richmond; 553-4432.

SonRise Community Church

The church is hosting a free Spaghetti Dinner from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at The Bridge Café, 203 Mill St., in downtown Old Milford. Dinner is prepared for by a small group of volunteers from SonRise community church. Dinner includes spaghetti with meatballs, salad, dinner rolls, dessert and drinks. The church meets for services at Mariemont High School, 3812 Pocahontas Ave., Mariemont; the office is at 203 Mill St., Milford; 576-6000.

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 513-8760527 or 734-7671. The church is at 513 Market St., New Richmond.

DIRECTORY Jenny Eilermann


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

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

FRIENDSHIP Lutheran Church (ELCA)

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



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


Pastor: Tom Bevers

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


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


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

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

Reaching the Heart of Clermont County

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


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


3052 ST. RT. 132 AMELIA, OH 45102 Pastor John Davis 797-4189

Sunday School..........................9:30am Sunday Morning Worship........10:30am Sunday Evening Worship..........6:30pm Wednesday Prayer Service........7:00pm Wednesday Youth Group...........7:00pm

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

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

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

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

UNITED METHODIST We’re trying a New Blend

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

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia

Located at 19 East Main Street

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

Sunday School Class 9:30 a.m.

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


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

The Church of the Good Samaritan 25 Amelia-Olive Branch Rd Sunday 9:30am...Adult Christian Formation 10:30am...Holy Eucharist Handicapped Accessible Phone: 513-753-4115 THE CHURCH OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN


Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist

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


25 Amelia Olive Branch Rd.

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



St. Bernadette Church



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


Come Experience The Presence of the Lord In Our Services


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

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


5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

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


Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115 Ask us for information about Angel Food Ministries

Place orders by September 13 Pick up Sept 19, 10am-noon

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

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


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

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

(St. Rt. 125 & Church St.) Amelia, Ohio


Sunday Worship 10:45 a.m.

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

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

Come Join Us…. Marc Quinter, Pastor

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

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

MT MORIAH UNITED METHODIST 681 Mt. Moriah Dr, Withamsville

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

Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery Thursday “Unplugged” Service 7:00pm 6/11-8/20, with Nursery

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

g Williamsburg

United Methodist Church

You Welcomes Y

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

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176

One block north of Main Street at 3rd 513-724-6305 Pastor: Rev. Duane A. Kemerley Youth Director- JD Young


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:


Where Faith and Life Bond for Blessing

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

Learn more on our Web Site

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Owensville United Methodist Church

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

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



A Loving Church in Jesus Name

Sunday School........................................10:00AM Sunday Morning Worship........................10:45AM Thurs Prayer & Bible Study......................7:00PM Nursery Provided for Sunday Morning Worship 6208 Guinea Pike, Milford, Ohio 45150

Pastor: Melvin Moore Church: 513-575-5450

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


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

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

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

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

“Encircling People with God’s Love”


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 Mark Otten, Pastor

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

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

513-732-6241 - 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


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



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

Rev. James R. Steiner, Interim Pastor Nursery care provided

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

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: E-mail:


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”



August 19, 2009


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MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Jeffrey A. Dooley II, 19, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 383, drug abuse, July 26. Cory S. Norris, 21, 14 Meadow Dr., drug abuse, July 26. Matthew A. Trost, 20, 4153 Hunt Rd., drug abuse, paraphernalia, July 26. Ramiro P. Parker, 50, 1116 Hayward Ci., drug paraphernalia, drug possession, operating vehicle under influence, July 29. Anthony J. Dunn, 19, 927 Loveland Miamiville, underage consumption, Aug. 2. James K. Kestler, 39, 6519 Arbor Crest, obstructing official business, resisting arrest, July 30. Sean M. Redman, 30, 5587 Hendrickson, burglary, Aug. 3. Ethan D. Deutenberg, 18, 1370 Finch Ln., drug paraphernalia, underage consumption, July 31. Gray M. Lott, 19, 5519 Mallard Point, drug possession, July 31. Juvenile, 15, drug abuse, paraphernalia, Aug. 3.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

TV and money taken; $4,020 at 5400 Dupont No. J, July 29. Air compressor taken at 1292 Ohio 131, July 29. Entry made at Irvine Wood Recovery at Ohio 126, July 31. Fishing equipment and tools taken; $5,579 at 1287 Colonel Mosby, Aug. 3.


Entry made into residence at 6268 Deerhaven, Aug. 3.

Criminal damage

Mailbox damaged at 6752 Paxton Rd., July 27. Tire cut on vehicle at 781 Twin Fox Ln., July 27. Vehicle spray painted at 6379 Barre Rd., July 27. Pool damaged at 5891 Eastern Ave., July 28. Vehicle driven through field of VFW at




Criminal mischief

Bottle with wick caused wall of flame in roadway at Branch Hill Guinea Pi. at Miami Trails, July 30.

Felonious assault

Male was assaulted at Wilnean and Twin Beech Ln., July 26.

Misuse of credit card

Subject at Tribble Refrigeration, stated unauthorized charges made on card; $3,566.77 at Buckwheat Rd., July 30.


Currency and cigarettes taken; $36 at 1278 Ohio 50, July 27. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $50.45 at Ohio 28, July 27. Catalytic converters taken off vehicles at Custom Truck & Fleet; $1,500 at Ohio 50, July 27. Gasoline not paid for at Circle K; $25 at Ohio 28, July 27. GPS unit, etc. taken from vehicle; $405 at 5799 Tall Oaks Dr., July 28. Chain, binders, etc. taken from Cincinnati Sand Volley Ball; $515 at 837 Ohio 50, July 28. DVDs taken from Meijer; $200 at Ohio 28, July 28. Trampoline cover taken; $400 at 1222 Baywood Cove, July 29. Copper wire taken from cell tower; $1,000 at 6265 Price Rd., July 29. Table taken; $50 at 1102 Tumbleweed, July 29. Gasoline not paid for at Thornton’s; $20 at Ohio 28, July 30. Medication taken at 1283 Pebble Brook, Aug. 1. Gasoline not paid for at Circle K; $30 at Ohio 28, July 31. Septic tank motor taken; $900 at 951 Creekknoll Dr., Aug. 1.

Violation of protection order

Female reported this offense at 6534 Hollow Ln., July 26.


Incidents/investigations Assault

Reported at Expressway Ballpark at 689 Ohio 50, Aug. 8.


At 203 W. Stoneridge Dr., Aug. 6.


Male stated pellet gun shot at him at 50 Concord Woods, Aug. 4.

Domestic violence

At Oakbrook Pl., Aug. 5.


Male reported an Internet scam at 808 Valley Brook, Aug. 3.

Sexual assault

Female reported this offense at 800 block of Valley Brook, Aug. 8.


Playstation taken at 215 Rivers Edge Dr., Aug. 3. Wallet taken from bar counter at Bocca Billiards at 729 Ohio 28, Aug. 3. Four bikes were taken at 813 Main St., Aug. 4. Unlisted items taken from purse at Expressway Park at 689 Ohio 50,



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Jordan L. Bryant, 19, 2315 Buxton Ave., driving under the influence, Aug. 4. Robert L. Cook, 68, 901 Edgecombe Dr., No. 11, recited, Aug. 4. Shane T. Drew, 34, 2113 Oakbrook Pl., domestic violence, Aug. 5. Erin M. Krieger, 21, 6688 Adena Ct., driving under suspension, Aug. 4. Andrea L. Mullis, 25, 3713 Market Rd., recited, Aug. 6. Matthew D. Rains, 21, 1888 Parker Rd., warrant, Aug. 4. Nina M. Ramey, 29, 2330 Laurel Lindale Rd., warrant, Aug. 4. Sandra I. Randall, 49, 919 Mohawk Tr., open container, Aug. 5. Gary W. Smith, 19, 2105 Ohio 50, warrant, Aug. 7. James K. Trammell, 32, 5625 Dry Run Rd., recited, Aug. 3. James W. Wheeler, 29, 5713 Clemens Dr., driving under the influence, Aug. 7.

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Aug. 4. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers at 100 Chamber Dr., Aug. 5. Property taken from two vehicles; $410 at 222 W. Stoneridge Dr., Aug. 6. GPS unit taken from vehicle; $200 at 12 Bridgestone Dr., Aug. 6. Items taken from two vehicles at 504 Brandon Ave., Aug. 7. Theft from vehicle reported at 42 McCormick, Aug. 7. Reported at 11 Potowatomie Trail, Aug. 7. Item taken from vehicle at 5 Bridgestone Dr., Aug. 6.

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Beth Springer, 27, 2460 Ohio 28, warrant. David Lee, 19, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 136, underage consumption. Shawn Morris, 29, 1277 Sandwood Dr., warrant. Juvenile, 16, making false alarms, obstructing official business. Clifford Dozier, 21, 10894 Cozaddale Rd., allowing underage consumption. James Hass, 42, 1785 Ohio 2 No. 237, domestic violence. Roger Madden, 52, 402 Windsor Ln., warrant. Nora Haddox, 35, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 385, warrant. Brandon Anderson, 18, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 154, warrant. Jack Wise, 51, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 176H, warrant. James Shelton, 25, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 385, warrant, marijuana possession. Allen Stanforth, 19, 9733 Debold Koebel, marijuana possession. Juvenile, 15, marijuana possession. Scott Gerhardt, 27, 1656 Woodville Pi., warrant. Jessica Crowe, 23, 1602 Country Lake, warrant. Heather Hadley, 30, 7 Lake Dr., warrant, marijuana possession. Silas Caudill, 47, 1409 Stella Dr., warrant. Jeffrey Ct., 32, 2538 Allegro Ln., warrant. James Brandstutter, 19, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 94D, warrant. Mathew Sturgill, 20, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 125E, warrant.

Incidents/investigations Assault

At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 69B, July 23. At 1785 Ohio 28 No. B St., July 23. At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 129, July 26. At 5611 Ivy Rd., July 28.


At 3046 Abby Way, July 25. At 708 Country Lake, July 26. At 1708 Country Lake, July 30. At 8 Lake Dr., July 31.


At 1515 Ohio 28, July 23. At 1785 Ohio 28, July 25. At 6002 Deerfield Rd., July 28. At 1507 Ohio 28, July 31.


At 6756 Goshen Rd., July 25. At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 92, July 27.

Domestic violence

At Ohio 28, July 26. At Tenor Ave., July 26.


At 1139 O’Bannonville, July 27. At 50 Meadowcrest, July 31.


At 6442 Snider Rd., July 23. At 5814 Hall Ct., July 25. At 343 Angela Ct., July 28. At 1598 Ohio 28, July 28.


At 1370 Deerfield, July 24.


At 81 Park Ave., July 24.

CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Incidents/investigations Assault

Male was assaulted in area of Marathon Edenton and No. 9 Road, Blanchester, July 20. Male was assaulted at 110 Santa Maria Dr., Amelia, Aug. 1. Female was assaulted at 2262 Berry Rd., Amelia, Aug. 5. Male was assaulted at area of College Dr., at University Ln., Batavia, July 31. Male was assaulted at 2440 Amore, Bethel, Aug. 2. Male was assaulted at 1899 Manila Rd., Goshen, Aug. 2. Male was assaulted at 6230 Manila, Goshen, Aug. 2. Male was assaulted at 1000 Locust St., Owensville, July 30. Male was assaulted at 2335 Ohio 50, Owensville, July 28.

Breaking and entering

Unlisted items taken from camper at 1625 Ohio 52, New Richmond, Aug. 1.


Entry made into residence at 2733 Spring Hill Road, Goshen, July 29. Male reported this offense at 3830 Bach Grove, Amelia, Aug. 2. Female reported this offense at 2880 Lindale Mt. Holly, Amelia, Aug. 2. Unlisted items taken from vehicle at 2049 Plumb Ln., Amelia, Aug. 1. Unlisted items taken at 3507 Ohio 125, Bethel, Aug. 2. Unlisted items taken at 3685 Happy Hollow, Bethel, Aug. 5. Money taken at 303 3rd St., Moscow, July 29. Female reported this offense at 4106 W. Fork Ridge, Williamsburg, July 31.

Child endangerment

Small child found unsupervised at 36 Lucy Run No. 6, Amelia, July 31.

Criminal damage

Unlisted property damaged at 1000 Locust St., Owensville, July 27. Property damaged at 4 Pineview, Amelia, Aug. 2. Vehicle driven through yard at 2061 Ohio Pi., Amelia, July 31. Unlisted items damaged at 1340 Ohio 125, Amelia, July 30. Vehicle damaged at 2191 Ohio 125 No. 20, Amelia, Aug. 3. Unlisted property damaged at 2330 Elklick, Batavia, Aug. 3. Windows broken in boat at Chilo Lock Park at County Park Rd., Chilo, Aug. 1. Tires cut on vehicle at 5997 Goshen Rd., Goshen, Aug. 5. Vehicle damaged at 701 Forest Rd., Neville, Aug. 1. Female reported this offense at

Belfast Owensville Rd., Owensville, Aug. 1. Unlisted property damaged at 6884 Garrison Spurling, Pleasant Plain, July 30.

Criminal trespass

Trespassing on property at 1386 Ohio 125, Amelia, Aug. 4. Subject trespassed into residence at 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, Aug. 3.

Domestic violence

At Twin Bridges, Williamsburg, Aug. 2. At Weaver Rd., Williamsburg, July 31. At Ohio 50, Williamsburg, Aug. 3.

Drug abuse instruments

K-9 alert at traffic stop at 1100 block of Ohio 133, Felicity, Aug. 1.

Drug paraphernalia

Paraphernalia found in vehicle during K-9 unit alert. at 1800 block of Ohio 125, Amelia, Aug. 5.

Endangering children

Two small children found playing in pool unsupervised at 3017 Ohio 132, Amelia, Aug. 3.


Counterfeit money passed at Wendy’s at James Sauls Dr., Batavia, July 25.


Male stated ID used with no authorization at 5586 Ohio 133, Williamsburg, Aug. 5.

Illegal cultivation of marijuana Plant found growing on property at 206 E. Fork Crossing, Batavia, July 31.


Cows broke loose and trespassed on property at 2691 Moler Rd., Goshen, Aug. 5.


Female was threatened at Freda Lane, Goshen, July 24. Male was threatened at Fairgrounds at 1000 Locust, Owensville, Aug. 2. Male was threatened at 6894 No. 5 Rd., Pleasant Plain, Aug. 3.


Male juvenile reported missing at 3700 block of Weaver Rd., Williamsburg, July 31.


Female reported this offense at 5124 Galley Hill, Milford, July 23. Unlisted items taken from vehicle at 1000 Locust St., Owensville, July 28. Gas taken from vehicle at 6573 Ohio 133, Pleasant Plain, July 23. Female reported this offense at 2191 Ohio 125 No. 212, Amelia, July 29. Unlisted taken from BP Station at Ohio 125, Amelia, July 30. Jewelry taken at 358 Mt. Holly, Amelia, July 29. Unlisted items taken from vehicle at 37 Amelia Olive Branch, Amelia, Aug. 6. Unlisted items taken at 2880 Lindale Mt. Holly, Amelia, Aug. 1. Unlisted items taken at 2034 Plumb Ln., Amelia, Aug. 3. Unlisted items taken from vehicle at 3581 Woodview Ln., Batavia, July 30. Male reported this offense at 4438 Ohio 276, Batavia, Aug. 2. Unlisted items taken at 4428 Ohio 276, Batavia, Aug. 2.

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Lot No. 14 Burdsall Road, Sidney LLC. to Donna J. Teeters-Hauser, 5.01 acre, $37,000. Lot No. 14 Burdsall Road, Donna J. Teeters-Hauser to Jillian & Christopher Holden II, 5.01 acre, $38,500. 5226 Smokey Road, Kenneth King & June King to Christopher Smith, 2.515 acre, $215,000.


5772 Ashby Court, David Gentry, et al. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., $43,334. 5564 Betty Lane, Fadi Haboush to Nicholas Kowatsch, $107,900. 5519 Betty Lane, Aaron Boots to Amanda Sacksteder, $125,900. 5625 Brooks Holding, US Bank NA, trustee to DCIC LLC., $45,000. 5753 Crestview Lane, Robert L. West, et al. to Bayview Financial Trading Group, LP, $83,334. 6065 Delfair Lane, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Michael & Kelli Woodstock, 0.165 acre, $136,000. 1122 1/2 Glen Echo Lane, Michael & Teresa Waltman to Samuel & Linda Cacchion, $245,000. 6325 Greensboro Court, Dennis & Mary Holzmeier to Jason & Lisa Vannis, 0.887 acre, $250,500. 5627 Harvest Ridge, Linda & Victor Sabino Jr. to Tracy & Crysta Fletcher, 0.371 acre, $200,000. 1277 Holland Drive, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as trustee to Group Effort Property Solutions Ltd., $40,200. 5991 Meadow Creek Drive Unit 10, Charles Mirus to Carrie S. Lewis, $77,900. 5981 Meadowcreek Drive No. 3, Carol J. Rope to Jean R. Wendt, $62,000. 2126 Oakwood Drive, Betty Krechting, et al. to Bank of New York Mellon, $73,333. 1725 Old Farm Drive, Estate of Margaret Hauser to Daniel & Ramona Kloss, $234,500. 6014 Ring Lane, Christopher M. Zimmerman to Matthew M. Dilley, $129,000. 6173 S. Shadowhill Way, Thomas & Cynthia Farnsworth to Michael T. Powell, 1.195 acre, $210,000.

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August 19, 2009



DEATHS Edna Bugg

Edna Bugg, 85, of Milford died Aug. 7. Survived by sons, Stuart (Donna Fitz-Bugg) Bugg and Christopher (Linda) Bugg; daughter, Barbara (Joseph) Intermaggio; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, James E. Bugg; and sister, Margaret Linkins. The family requested private services.

W.H. Bunch

W.H. Bunch, 78, of Goshen Township died Aug. 7. Survived by wife, Yoko (nee Fukuhara) Bunch; daughter, Joan Albert; brothers, Howard and Edwin Bunch; sisters, Lillian Warren and Wanda Downey; grandchildren, Bunch David (Angie) Brown, Jeremy (Leslie) Brown, Ron (Susan) Albert and Brenda Albert; and eight greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, Absolom and Myrtle (nee Cornelius) Bunch; and son, Ronald Wayne Bunch. Services were Aug. 12 at House of Restoration, Milford. Memorials to: American Heart Association, 2936 Vernon Place, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45219.

Howard Kent Grant

Howard Kent Grant, 87, of Goshen died Aug. 11. Survived by children, Michael

(Sonia) Grant, Richard (Dallas) Grant and Gregory (Rebecca) Grant; siblings, Imogene Werner, Nora Walton and Wilma Seal; grandchildren, Grant Jessica Smith, Jason Miller, Doug Grant, Scot Grant, Kimberly Newberry and Amber Monske; and eight great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by father, Montell B. Grant; mother, Della (nee Corman) Grant; wife, Dolly Lee (nee Smith) Grant; two brothers and two sisters. Services were Aug. 15 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Blanchester. Memorials to: Wayne Fire Auxiliary, P.O. Box 262, Newtonsville, Ohio, 45158; or Friends of Stonelick, 213 Apples Way, Batavia, Ohio, 45103.

Jean Gray Greenway

Jean Gray Greenway, 74, of Miami Township died Aug. 12. Survived by sons, John (Marsha) Greenway and Alan (Kim) Greenway; daughters, Janet (Darel) Titus and Anne (Steve) Foust; grandchildren, Wendy Goodloe, Ron Titus, Sheena Gagner, Ian Foust, Chad Foust, Jeanna (Brad) Alcorn, Jeffrey GreenGreenway way, Dave Greenway and Emily Greenway; and seven greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, Robert and Janet (nee Bell)

Forrester; husband, David John Bradley Greenway; and sister, Helen Moir. Services were Aug. 17 at Graceland Memorial Gardens, Milford. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45263-3597.

J. Gerald Jung

J. Gerald Jung, 68, of Milford died Aug. 7. Survived by brothers, Jon (Sharon) Jung and James (Joy) Jung; nephews, Tim, Jason and Matt Jung; great-niece, Kylie Jung; and great-nephew, David Pitzer.

William M. Little

William M. “Bill” Little, 79, of Goshen died Aug. 4. Survived by wife, Shirley M. Little; son, Larry L. (Diane) Little; brother, Hubert Little; sisters, Shirley Chapman, Zelda Hensley and Irene Cook; grandchildren, Larry L. III (Heather) and Lenny E. Little, Bryan Brinker and Janet Webb; and great-grandchildren, Trinity, Tristian, Whitney, Austin, Bryon and Cassey. Preceded in death by father, William M. Little; and mother, Sarah Kerr. Services were Aug. 8 at First Apostolic Church of Kenwood. Memorials to: First Apostolic Church of Kenwood, 7595 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45236.

Charles Ray Malott

Charles Ray Malott, 83, of Goshen died Aug. 7. Survived by wife, Hattie E. (nee McMullen) Malott; children, Charles (Barbara) Malott and Jackie (Sandra) Malott; grandchildren, Teresa Wat-

son, Marvin Neal, Debbie Winemiller, Renee Kohlman, Valerie West, Justin Cornwell, Amber Lynn Malott and Dominick Malott; Malott great-grandchildren, Joey Pauley, Elizabeth Pauley, Crisi Peacock, Danny Neal, Lexie Winemiller, Madison Winemiller, Ryan Winemiller, Nick Kohlman, Kelsie Kohlman, Savanah West, Kaylee Cornwell and Kimberly Cornwell; great-great-grandchildren, Tristan Peacock, Isabella Peacock, Emma Neal and Joseph Pauley; sisters, Bernice Lucas, Blanche Nickels and Joann Scott; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father, Valentine Malott; mother, Susan (nee Moore) Malott; and six brothers and two sisters. Services were Aug. 12 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Blanchester.

Esther C. Muirhead

Esther C. Muirhead, 85, of Milford died Aug. 5. Survived by daughters, Margaret Edwards and Dianne Laxton; grandchildren, Bryan Edwards, Marc Edwards, Heather Cameron and Jeanette Laxton; great-grandchildren, Eric Cameron, Megan Cameron and Natalie Edwards; also survived by nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband, Murdoch Muirhead; daughter, Jean Muirhead; and siblings, Agnes Murray and Matthew Powell. Services were Aug. 8 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Memorials to:

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church for Missions, 1170 Ohio 131, Milford, Ohio, 45150.

Clyde Wayne Raines

Clyde Wayne Raines, 64, of Goshen died Aug. 12. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era and retired from the Loveland Post Office. He was a member of the American Legion and V.F.W. in Loveland. Raines Survived by wife of 41 years, Charlotte Alfrey Raines; brother, Donnie Joe (Diane) Raines Sr. of Loveland; sister, Sue Thomas of New Richmond; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Robert and Ruby Poore Raines; and brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Gwen Raines. Services were Aug. 17 at the Ginter Cemetery in Menifee County, Ky.

Ralph J. Spicer

Ralph J. Spicer, 72, of Milford died Aug. 11. Survived by wife of 50 years, Glenda George Spicer; children, Tonya ReNee Moore, Ralph William Spicer and Stanley Ray Spicer; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers and four sisters. Preceded in death by daughter, Amy Nichole Huff. Services were Aug. 14 at Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Heart Association, 2936 Vernon Place, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45219.

Billy J. Waddle

Billy J. Waddle, 77, of Milford died Aug. 7. Survived by wife, Helen Waddle; sons, Steven (Tamara) Waddle and Jeff (Marianne) Waddle; sister, Virginia Shepherd; and grandchildren, Julie Waddle and Lisa Sparks. Preceded in death by brothers, Jason, Eugene and Bobby Waddle. Services were Aug. 11 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45263-3597.

Donald Woods

Donald Woods of Anderson Township died Aug. 11. His family lives in Milford. Survived by wife, Barbara Palmer Woods; step-child, Terry (Jerry) Bolton; grandchild, Amanda Bolton; and children, Donnie, Danny, Kim and Donna. Services were Aug. 14 at Evans Funeral Home, Milford.

Charles Howard Yeager Charles Howard Yeager, 63, of Milford died Aug. 7. Survived by wife, Judy Hugg Yeager; daughter, Crissy Coffey; son, Chuck Yeager Jr.; grandchildren, Candice and Tony Coffey II, and Katie Yeager; sister, Debbie Martin; son-in-law, Tony Coffey; and mother-in-law, Kathleen Hugg. Preceded in death by parents, Geneva and William Yeager; and father-inlaw, Robert Hugg. Services were Aug. 13 at Evans Funeral Home, Milford.

BUSINESS NOTES Pursley hired

Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Center in Loveland, MilfordGoshen and Blanchester has hired Dan Pursley as a senior preneed/aftercare advisor. Pursley started his career in the cemetery and funeral business in Milford at Graceland Memorial Gardens in 1977. He then he joined Rest Haven Memorial Park (Evendale) in 1981, serving as sales director for 28 years. Pursley is available to assist families in all of their funeral needs at all three locations. For a complimentary

consultation or for more information, call Pursley at 683-2430.

Leadership Cincinnati

Brad Hunkler of Western & Southern Financial Group has been selected for participation in Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s Class XXXIII of Leadership Cincinnati. Leadership Cincinnati, the preeminent leadership program in Cincinnati, is a competitive program that provides participants a broad view of civic leadership through direct contact with a wide variety of institutions and people. Class members are cho-

sen from a cross section of the community and represent the region’s top levels of leadership. The 10-month program, which starts in September, focuses on leadership, education, economic development, inclusion, justice, the arts and culture, government, health, human services and housing. Hunkler lives in Milford.

various music programs, including the Junior Music Experience (JME) and both the Summer Piano Institute and Jazz Camp at Northern Kentucky University. Taylor is currently completing his fourth year at Northern Kentucky University, where he is majoring in music and economics. He welcomes new stu-

dents of all skill levels and ages to Angel’s House Of Music.

New consultant

Holla Sandlin of Milford has become an independent consultant with Tastefully Simple Inc. As a consultant, Sandlin will offer the company’s

gourmet foods and beverages to guests at home taste-testing parties. Guests receive samples, easy meal ideas, recipes and serving suggestions. Sandlin can be reached a t For more information on Tastefully Simple, visit

Taylor hired

Angel’s House Of Music in Milford has hired Scott Taylor to its teaching staff. Taylor, who will be teaching piano, started his studies at 9 years old. He has participated in


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August 19, 2009


Drive through for flu shots The Clermont County General Health District is offering seasonal flu shots at a drivethrough clinic from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Clermont County Fairgrounds. Vehicles should enter the fairgrounds at 1000 Locust St. in Owensville. No appointments are needed at this clinic. The clinic is targeted at adults, since the flu shots will be given while people remain in their vehicles. The shots cost $15; no checks, Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance will be accepted as payment. Those on Medicare or Medicaid, and children 17 and under should make an appointment for a vaccine at another time by calling 735-8400. “This is for seasonal flu only,” said Clermont Health Commissioner Marty Lambert. “The Centers for Disease Con-

trol has told us that an H1N1 (swine flu) vaccine should be available in mid October. That vaccine will likely require two shots given 21-28 days apart. The Health District is busy planning for mass H1N1 (swine flu) vaccinations for high priority groups later this fall.” The Clermont General Health District said those who should get an annual flu shot are those who are at high risk of developing serious flu complications, or those who live with or care for those at a high risk of developing serious complications. Those who should receive a seasonal vaccine are: • Children aged 6 months to age 19 • Pregnant women • People 50 years of age and older • People of any age with

certain chronic medical conditions • People who live in nursing homes and other longterm care facilities • People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu, including: • Health care workers • Household contacts of persons at high risk for complications from the flu • Household contacts and out of home caregivers of children less than 6 months of age (these children are too young to be vaccinated) “Getting a flu shot is the best way to protect yourself, your family and others from seasonal flu,” said Lambert. For more information about the flu, visit www.ClermontHealthDistrict.Org; a flu hotline is also available at 588-5121.

Fees change at sheriff’s office Recently the Ohio Attorney General raised processing fees they charge sheriffs’ offices for criminal history record checks and firearm concealed carry licenses. The new fee schedule becomes effective Monday, Aug. 17. The Clermont County Sheriff's Office record check concealed carry fees: • Webcheck criminal history – state of Ohio, $30;

national (FBI), $35; state and national, $55. • Concealed carry licenses: New license, $67 (five consecutive years as an Ohio resident); $91 (less than 5 consecutive years as an Ohio resident). Renewal license, $50 (5 consecutive years as an Ohio resident); $74 (less than 5 consecutive years as an Ohio resident). • Emergency/temporary




license: $37, emergency/ temporary license; $61, less than 5 consecutive years as an Ohio resident. • Lost license: $15, replacement fee for lost license. • Fingerprint cards (processed at the jail), $10. The office takes cash or money order for all transactions. (Must have exact change.)

REUNIONS per person. The class is inviting any other classes that would like to attend. Listed below are classmates needed for correct mailing/e-mail information. Contact Nancy Knox at or 513-876-2859, or Kathy Baker at Denise Bein-Nailor, Stephen Gail Brooks, Phillip Craig, Albert Delisle, Gary Frazee, Tom Garcia, Ben Gillespie, Daryl Gilliland, Sharon Goins-Angel, Alvis Gary Hastings, Michael Hogue, Peggy Jones-Robinson, Paul Kendall, Joncey Ladd, Penny Mason, James McCracken, Stuart Edward Mentz, Robert Nolte, Carol Pearson-Boehm, Carl Ramsey, Ray Eugune Short, Jeff Smith, Ruby Snider, Gary Stone, Doug Waddle and Danny Wilson.

Our Lady of Visitation Class of 1989 – is celebrating its 20-year reunion at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at Top Shelf Sports Bar and Grille, 6507 Harrison Ave. For questions or to RSVP contact Katie Abrams-Muldoon at Classes of 1964 Amelia and Glen Este and other 1960 classes – will celebrate their 45th reunion on Aug. 29, at Pattison Park in Owensville. Classmates from other 1960s classes are invited and welcome to attend. E-mail for more information: or call Jerry at 859-341-8123 or Ken Ellis at 513-753-4035. Anderson High School Class of 1954 – is conducting its 55th year reunion, Friday, Sept. 11, Saturday, Sept. 12 and Sunday, Sept. 13. For details call Wayne Wykoff at 513-321-7109, or Kirs Schwegler Wilshire at 859-441-7560. From 7-10 p.m., Friday, the group will meet at AJ’s Roadhouse. On Saturday, at 7 p.m., the group will meet at Vito’s Restaurant in Ft. Thomas and on Sunday, there will be a picnic at noon at Woodland Mound Park off Nordyke Road. Glen Este High School Class of 1989 – is having a reunion from 711 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at Receptions Eastgate (Biggs Plaza). Go to, or the Facebook page under “Glen Este Class of 1989 Reunion” for more details, or call Melanie Sturgeon at 513-688-1886. The Woodward High School Class of 1959 – is having its 50th reunion the weekend of Sept. 12. For information, contact the Web site at The Amelia High School Class of 1969 – is having its 40th year class reunion from 6 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Sept. 12, at Hilltop Reception Hall, 2141 Ohio 125, (Old DX Ranch). Cost is $30

Greenhills High School class of 1984 – Committee members including Angelo Zolotas, Karen (Lampert) Pizzimenti, Diane (Witherby) Shapiro and Karen (Henry) Bender are planning a reunion for August. Class members are asked to update their address, phone number and e-mail address by emailing the information to: Withrow High School Class of 1944 – Will celebrate the 65th anniversary of its graduation with a reunion luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at the Touch of Elegance, 5959 Kellogg Ave. Any class members and families of that year are invited to attend. Contact Bob McGrath at 513-871-3631, or e-mail him at St. Dominic Class of 1969 – is having its 40th reunion from 8 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Sept. 18, at St. Dominic O’Connor Hall. Cost is $20 per graduate or $25 per couple, and includes soft drinks, chips/pretzels and wine and beer. BYOB is permitted. RSVP by emailing stdominicclass1969@, or by contacting

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St. Dominic Class of 1985 – is having a reunion from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, in O’Connor Hall at St. Dominic Church. In addition, there will be a 4:30 p.m. Mass, followed by a tour of the school. For information or to make reservations, call Gayle Dreiling Campbell at 245-1228. Email stdominicclassreunion85@ for information. Glen Este Class of 1969 – is conducting its 40th Reunion on Sept. 26 at Ivy Hills Country Club. Those who are in this class and haven’t been contacted are asked to notify Cathy Wilmers Recker at 513265-1283 right away. The Bellevue High School Class of 1969 – is looking for graduates and close friends to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its graduation. The reunion is being planned for the weekend of Oct. 2 in Bellevue. Anyone knowing graduates or wishing details should contact

Amelia High School Class of 1959 – a reunion is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Holiday Inn, Eastgate. For more information, call Rosalind (Fell) MacFarland at 513-752-8604. St. Dominic Class of 1988 – reunion is being rescheduled for the fall at a date and place to be determined. E-mail Angela (Fischer) Seiter at for information.



Visit a “medieval castle” on a high hilltop on 115 secluded and forested acres of the most beautiful area of Southeast Ohiothe Hocking Hills! Owners Sue & Jim Maxwell are creating the most unusual guest experience of stepping back 800 years in a reconstruction of a “12th century Norman castle.” The Maxwells have traveled throughout England & Scotland & have always loved castles & the medieval era. Although the building is new, the couple has been collecting architectural antiques for several years. Each guest room or suite has a stained glass window, usually in the bedroom, a Victorian fireplace mantel with a gas log unit, antique light fixtures and some have beautiful old doors. The wood mouldings around the door & windows & the 5 stairways are inspired by centuries old motifs from Great Britain’s stately homes & castles. Most rooms also have a French door with a balcony, private deck overlooking the forest. There are also “medieval” themed cottages with fireplaces and whirlpools. Ravenwood has

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its own food service for guests, so they can spend their entire visit immersed in solitude if they wish, surrounded by tall trees, huge rocks, the castle‘s own hiking trails and plenty of peace and quiet. Or guests can drive the few miles to outside attractions & other dramatic scenery in the Hocking Hills. Ravenwood offers popular “murder mystery” weekends and also plans “medieval dinners”, getaway workshops, and other special events. Facilities are also perfect for small weddings and other festive occasions. The building has no steps into the 1st floor level - a “drawbridge” leads from the driveway to the massive front door and the first floor guest rms. Nearby are caves, waterfalls, lots of hiking trails, a scenic railway, arts & crafts studios & shop, antique malls and much more. There are often midweek discounts and a special “Royal Family” Adventure Package in the summer.

Visit and plan a getaway with Seashore Vacations. MARCO ISLAND The South Seas Condo , 2 Bdrm, 2 Ba with direct beach ac cess. Pool, tennis, fishing dock. Bring your boat or use ours (add’l cost). Avail Nov. thru April for $2500/mo. Local owner. 513-315-1700

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Clermont Northeastern Class of 1999 – will celebrate its 10-year reunion Friday, Sept. 18. Organizers are still looking for some classmates. Contact Maryann Huhn at 859-391-3375, or e-mail Include name, e-mail address, mailing address and telephone number.

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Matt Earley said he was “really excited to be on board” as new principal of Clermont Northeastern High School. The CNE board of education ap...


Matt Earley said he was “really excited to be on board” as new principal of Clermont Northeastern High School. The CNE board of education ap...